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Parents to be heard in choice of school boss

Ex-housing boss sues over firing, seeks $1 million


By Pamela Hitchins Parents and other schoolwatching residents of Vicksburg and Warren County will get their chance to have a say in the selection of a new superintendent of schools next week at a public meeting hosted by search and A meeting to recruitreceive pubment firm lic input in McPherthe selection son and of a superJacobson. Meetintendent of ing with schools will trustees be at 6 p.m. of the Thursday at Vicksburg Vicksburg Warren High School School Auditorium. District Thursday night, company president Dr. Tom Jacobson said a slate of “stakeholder” meetings with the public and school personnel will provide input as well as foster “transparency” in the search process. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Vicksburg High School. Jacobson said consultants will want to hear about the strengths of the community and the school district; the skills and qualities people want in the superintendent; and issues residents see facing the district’s new leader. Information gleaned from the third category will be shared with prospective candidates, Jacobsen said. The other data will be shared with school board members, who are encour-

By Steve Sanoski Claiming he was defamed and wrongfully terminated, former Vicksburg Housing Authority Director James Stirgus Sr. is seeking in a lawsuit $1 million in damages from former Mayor Laurence Leyens, former Police Chief Tommy Moffett and four VHA commissioners. Stirgus, 79, had been director of the housing authority for nearly 21 years when he was fired by the VHA commission on May 19. Commissioners named in the suit are the four selected by the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Feb. 23, 2009, to replace members whose staggered, five-year terms had been long expired. They are VHA Chairman Jay Kilroy, Abraham Green,

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‘The defendants entered into and participated in a civil Jim conspiracy Stirgus Sr. to remove James E. Strigus Sr. from his position as the director of the Vicksburg Housing Authority.’ Suit filed in Circuit Court

Charles Wright and Christopher Barnett. Filed in Warren County See Lawsuit, Page A9.

River’s projected crest pushed back to Monday By Steve Sanoski The Mississippi River is still forecast to top out at 42 feet, a foot below flood stage at Vicksburg, but the predicted day has been moved back from Saturday to Monday. “Memphis and Helena kept on rising for about two or three days longer than we thought it would,” said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Control Division Civil Engineering Technician Waylon Hill. As of this morning, the

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Inmates from the Mississippi Department of Corrections Hinds County Work Center spent much of Thursday and the past three weeks working to repair concrete bridges along U.S. 80 in Hinds County just east of the Big Black River. Over time, chunks of the railings have crumbled or been hit, leaving gaping holes. Working here are Howard Clark, front, and Eric Waaga. Each bridge takes about a week to repair, and the crew expects to complete the job in the next two weeks.

river was running at 40.3 feet at Vicksburg, a rise of 0.7 feet in a 24-hour period. Helena was nearing its crest Thursday evening, and Arkansas City is forecast to crest Saturday morning, according to the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center in Slidell, La. Beginning next week, however, the river is forecast to make another slight rise farther up the river at Cairo, Ill. That means the river likely will stay high — though below flood stage — at VicksSee River, Page A10.

Barbour, Jindal take Walk against violence in downtown Saturday two paths on oil spill If you go By Tish Butts

By Emily Wagster Pettus and Melinda Deslatte The Associated Press JACKSON — The ambitious Republican governors of Mississippi and Louisiana are a study in contrasts as an oil spill threatens coastal economies still reeling from Hurricane Katrina. Mississippi’s Haley Barbour, a well-connected former Washington lobbyist, has calmly said the oil slick looming offshore is just a sheen in most places and there’s no reason for people to panic. Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal, meanwhile, has questioned oil giant BP PLC’s response capability and the federal government’s plans to clean

On A6 Undersea robots work to fill hole. up crude spewing from a well blown out by an offshore oil rig explosion April 20. He activated the Louisiana National Guard and called on coastal parish leaders to draw up their own response plans after saying he couldn’t get answers from BP or the Coast Guard. Both governors are considered possible 2012 presidential candidates, and their responses to the spill might say more about where they’ve been than where See Oil, Page A10.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Lisa King, the mother of Terry Robinson, stands next to a cabinet holding memorabilia from her son’s life. She is wearing the T-shirt designed for the Stop the Violence Rally and March Saturday.

Nearly five months after her son Terry Tamal Robinson was stabbed to death, Lisa King will join a group of people who will walk Saturday in the Community Oriented Stop the Violence Rally and March in downtown Vicksburg. Terry, a 16-year-old Warren Central High School ninthgrader, died New Year’s Eve from a wound to the abdomen. He was around the corner from his home at 240 Tully St. in Waltersville Estates. Terry’s last words to his mother just before leaving their home had been, “I’ll be right back, Mama,” said King. “My baby never came back. He’s never coming back.”







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The march will began at 11 a.m. in front of City Hall on Walnut Street, and the rally will follow on Cherry Street between Warren County Courthouse and the Old Court House Museum. For more information or to register, contact Community Resource officers Darnisha Cash or Danitta Reed at Vicksburg Police Headquarters at 601-636-2511.

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Despite a vastly smaller area damaged, average homeowner insurance claims following the April 24 tornado have run larger than during Hurricane Katrina, Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said Thursday. Chaney said 3,008 claims filed from Warren, Yazoo, Holmes, Attala, Choctaw, Benton, Tippah and Tishomingo counties have averaged $18,000, compared to claims that averaged $15,500 during Katrina in 2005. “Not a lot of claims that will affect you that much,” Chaney said during a speech before the Vicksburg Rotary Club.

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Mike Chaney of its policies is canceled. Allstate’s two policy issuers have asked to raise homeowner rates, with Allstate Property and Casualty’s set at 44 percent. Chaney has said he won’t allow the increase, leaving a protest through the insurance commission or a lawsuit as the company’s lone option.

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6th suspect surrenders in drug roundup A Vicksburg man was released from the Warren County Jail on a $5,000 bond Thursday night, hours after turning himself in upon hearing he was sought in a citywide drug roundup. At 4:17 p.m., Keith Wilson, 27, 309 Cairo Drive, was charged with sale of cocaine, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Investigators had been to his home that morning but had not found him, Stewart said. Five people were arrested before daylight in the roundup that included charges of prescription forgery and sale of a controlled substance. Those arrested and the


from staff reports charges they face are: • Cody Hollowell, 25, 205 Springridge Drive, was arrested for a forged prescription of Dilaudid. • Maegan Williams, 24, 620 Porters Chapel Road, sale of controlled substance. • Jerry Kirkley, 55, 1979 Culkin Road, sale of Oxicontin. • Joel Wright, 54, 1216 Bonelli St., sale of Lorcet. • Robert Curtis, 52, 1416 Martin Luther King Drive, sale of crack cocaine. Wright was released from the Warren County Jail on a $2,500 bond, and Kirkley was

released on a $10,000 bond. The others remained in the jail this morning.

City woman nabbed for felony shoplifting A Vicksburg woman was charged with felony shoplifting Thursday afternoon at Belk’s department store. Anglea Smith, 33, 2108 Oak St., is accused of taking 24 jumper dresses with a total value of about $600 from the store at 3505 Pemberton Square Boulevard, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. She was released from the Warren County Jail on a $15,000 bond.

This weekend in Vicksburg Today • “Bad Seed” — 7:30 p.m.; Vicksburg Theatre Guild, Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $12 for adults, $10 for 55 and older and $5 for 12 and younger. • Richard Marx concert — 7:30 p.m.; Bottleneck Blues Bar at Ameristar Casino; $45-$50 per person; must be 21. Saturday • Benefit concert — 10 a.m.10 p.m.; Outlets at Vicksburg; $10 for adults, $5 for 5 and younger and $5 after 6 p.m.

• March Against Violence — 11 a.m.; City Hall; rally to follow on Cherry Street between Warren County Courthouse and the Old Court House Museum; 601636-2511. • Vicksburg Salvation Army clothing drive — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Outlets at Vicksburg; donors will receive $10-off coupon for Van Heusen and Bass. • “Bad Seed” — 7:30 p.m.; Vicksburg Theatre Guild, Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $12 for adults, $10 for 55 and older and $5 for 12 and younger.

• Model airplane and helicopter fly-in — 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; River City Radio Control Club, 7255 Halls Ferry Road; free. Sunday • Ballroom dance lessons — 5-7 p.m.; the salsa; James Frechette, instructor; Southern Culture Heritage Foundation; $20 per person. • “Bad Seed” — 7:30 p.m.; Vicksburg Theatre Guild, Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $12 for adults, $10 for 55 and older and $5 for 12 and younger.

A voluntary system of severe weather warnings via phone calls and text messages could expand countywide, as Warren County supervisors on Thursday discussed how to spend disaster grant money on the table since last year and how to inform residents rebuilding in Eagle Lake following the April 24 tornado of looming construction and septic system regulations. After more than a year of debate, supervisors appear ready to help expand the CodeRED telephone notification system beyond city limits. About 900 households inside Vicksburg subscribe to the service, currently set up to inform people about severe thunderstorm, tornado and flash flood warnings issued for the area by the National Weather Service. Supervisors cast aside earlier concerns they had about the system’s kinks that included calls for non-weather emergencies far from Vicksburg and Warren County or no call at all because city officials said they have been worked out since its December 2008 startup, county officials said having residents opt in by submitting emergency notification information would be cheaper than replacing four of 15 warning sirens deemed as most needing attention. “We’ve proven they don’t work — we might as well try this,” Board President Richard George said, adding he had received a call from the system’s Florida-based service vendor at his nonmunicipal, Fisher Ferry Road residence during the early stages of implementation locally. Eleven homes were destroyed by the EF-4 tornado when it crossed Sea Island Drive in Eagle Lake. Modifications to the state’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance dictate new construction in the most flood-prone zones be raised 18 inches above base flood elevation — a standard in itself that may change a few times as federal and state agencies work to redo current county flood maps by 2012. The raised elevation also applies to mobile homes and RVs. Such mobile dwellings, which could replace a few of the properties reduced to slabs, must be tested and have a letter of intent in hand from the state Department of Health to clear the structures of any improper discharge from septic systems

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“Larger than in Katrina, just not as widespread. I just don’t see an effect on the rates at all,” Chaney said, adding his office has maintained a claims trailer in the strike zone. The first-term insurance commissioner and state fire marshal estimated no longterm effects for Mississippi homeowner insurance ratepayers from the powerful tornado, as has been the case since Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005. Effects from Katrina triggered a series of requests for rate hikes from the industry since the hurricane. State Farm’s rates for homeowners insurance are up 3.9 percent statewide and are writing new policies only if another

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County considers how best to warn of bad weather

Twister insurance claims top Katrina’s, Chaney says By Danny Barrett Jr.

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CHURCHES Travelers Rest Baptist — Movie night, “The Blind Side”; 6:30 tonight; youths and adults; 718 Bowmar Ave. Mount Givens M.B. — Choir rehearsal, 6:30 tonight; Karen Baker, choir musician/director; 210 Kirkland Road. Mount Carmel M.B. — Women’s conference, 6:30 tonightSaturday; evangelist Kim Fisher, speaker; Dr. Franklin Lassiter, pastor; 2729 Alma St. Greater Grove Street M.B. — Youth forum, grades 6-12; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday; Teresa Williams, social worker, speaker; sponsored by the church and Vicksburg chapter of the Links Inc.; 2715 Alcorn Drive. Porters Chapel U.M.C. — Barbecue chicken dinners, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; bake

sale at 10; 200 Porters Chapel Road; 601-636-2966. Bingham Memorial Baptist — 7 p.m. Saturday, Mississippi Baptist Seminary and Bible College closing program; Dr. Isaic Jackson, speaker; Warren County Seminary Choir led by Kevin Winters; 1063 Green St. Triumph Ministries Inc. — Accepting bids for prospective vendors for summer feeding program; deadline Tuesday; the Rev. Dexter Jones, 601-218-1318.

PUBLIC PROGRams Bovina Elementary Art Exhibit — On display until Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; next to Billy’s Italian Restaurant; Outlets at Vicksburg. Cedars Head Start — Accepting applications for 2010-2011 school year; 601-636-1360. Celebrate Recovery — Support group, 6 p.m. Fridays, 1315 Adams St. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Southwinds; donations appreciated. Overeaters Anonymous — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays;; 1315 Adams St.


Woodmen of the World — 6 tonight, business meeting; Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Goodrum Road; 601-638-2495; work day at Hattiesburg Youth Camp, Friday and Saturday; Family Fun Day for members in Hattiesburg; state office, 601-9320800. American Legion TynerFord Post 213 — ­ Open every Friday and Saturday 7 p.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday 7 p.m.-midnight; 1618 Main St. Vicksburg Theatre Guild — “Bad Seed”; 7:30 tonightSaturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave. VHS Class of 1975 — 9:30 a.m. Saturday; reunion planning; call Debra Robinson Goodman; LD’s Restaurant, Halls Ferry Road. MXO Girls Club — 10:30 a.m. Saturday; Alcorn State University Vicksburg Branch, 1514 Cherry St. Vicksburg Browns — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; equipment distribution; practice field at WC Junior High; 601634-6879.

Blue Icez Cheer and Dance Clinic — 11:30 a.m. Saturday; ages 4-15; Paula, 601-4154057. Mu Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority — Noon Saturday; monthly meeting; 2715 Alcorn Drive. Reunite Social and Civic Club — 9 p.m. until Saturday; dance party; $5; DJ Duncan Smith; The Hut, Main St. Letitia Street Reunion — 3 p.m. Sunday; 601-218-3869; 2008 Ford St. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1970 — 5 p.m. Sunday; reunion planning meeting; The Hut. Vicksburg Amateur Radio Club — 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Goldies Bar-B-Que; Bill Ford, 601-636-1728 . Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Clergy Appreciation Day; Scottye Swillie, speaker.

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and receive a building permit, according to an agency directive getting perhaps its first test in Warren County. Letters explaining what steps are needed to comply with the rule will be delivered by Permit Office staff to each Sea Island Drive property owner in the coming days, officials said. Though the entire Eagle Lake community was designated a Special Flood Hazard Area on maps approved in 2008, the board indicated it would limit the letters concerning construction and sewerage rules only to Sea Island Drive residents and rely on word of mouth to inform the rest of the resort area. If the county participates, CodeRED would be paid $18,750 annually and, if supervisors decide to apply for $100,000 in disaster mitigation grant funds, the county would receive a one-time reimbursement of subscription costs totaling 75 percent. An actual mechanism for residents in the county to sign up is undetermined. People essentially enroll themselves when a phone number submitted via link on the city’s website is accepted by Strategic Planning Department personnel and no extra staff is needed, Vicksburg Emergency Management Director Anna Booth said when reached Thursday. Emergency Management Director Gwen Coleman said her office hasn’t received word on an expiration date for the grant, first announced from the Department of Homeland Security in January 2009 for Warren, Jefferson, Washington and Coahoma counties. A formal vote on the grant is expected Monday. A switch to CodeRED is sure to signal the functional end to the sirens’ use as storm warning indicators, most of which are concentrated in the southern half of the county. First erected in Warren and other Mississippi counties immediately after Grand Gulf Nuclear Station opened in 1985 as a way to alert residents of incidents at the plant that may warrant an evacuation, the sirens have become more expensive to restore because of outdated technology. Recent repair forecasts pegged replacing the worst-performing sirens at $83,272, including activation costs. Weather radios emerged as a possible use for the grant money but were panned by supervisors for reasons varying to their need for batteries to their widespread availability.

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Judge allows evaluation for condemned inmate JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court will allow a psychiatric evaluation for Gerald James Holland, who is scheduled to be executed Thursday. Holland’s attorney Louwlynn Vanzetta Williams sought the evaluation in an attempt to halt the execution. Assistant Attorney General Marvin White had argued that Holland never showed a substantial need for a neurologist. In Thursday’s order, Supreme Court Justice James Kitchens said Dr. Mark Webb could conduct the evaluation in support of Holland’s clemency petition. Holland, of Adams County, was sentenced to death for raping, beating, stabbing and suffocating 15-year-old Krystal King in 1987. Now 72, Holland is the oldest death-row inmate in Mississippi.

State Sen. Kirby suffers heart attacks JACKSON — Senate Finance Committee Chairman Dean Kirby is recovering from heart attacks, a legislative official said. Secretary of Senate Tressa Guynes said Kirby, a Republican from Pearl, suffered two Sen. Dean heart attacks Kirby Tuesday. She said he had a stent put in during emergency surgery. She said he’s been released from the hospital and is “healing remarkably fast.� The 63-year-old Kirby has served in the Legislature since 1992.

Project seeks to draw kids into food program JACKSON — The Department of Agriculture will conduct a project to find innovative approaches to increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program, U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson said. The project begins this summer. Local sponsors will be given funds to plan and implement enrichment or recreational activities at federal summer meal sites. Thompson says activities and special events help draw children to the meal sites to keep participation high. Every five years, Congress

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By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi legislators will have to dig into their own wallets or use some of their campaign cash if they want to attend out-ofstate conferences. Amid lagging state revenues and shrinking budgets, House and Senate leaders are freezing taxpayer-funded travel for lawmakers and staff members. Most state programs — from schools to prisons to health care — are also seeing smaller budgets. Some agencies are cutting costs by reducing travel, while others are leaving jobs unfilled. “If we’re going to expect other agencies to (cut costs), we’ve got to set the example,� Senate President Pro Tempore Billy Hewes, R-Gulfport, said. The House Management Committee has voted to freeze payments for out-of-state travel and to sharply limit payments for in-state trips. The 122 House members can still be reimbursed for attending some off-session committee meetings at the Capitol, but they won’t be paid for other work travel such as touring university campuses or going to the Gulf Coast for oil spill briefings, said House Clerk Don Richardson. The Senate Rules Committee voted in November 2008 to restrict travel payments for off-session committee meetings in the state.

Summer break longer for Clinton students CLINTON — A tight budget has helped give students in the Clinton Public School District a longer summer break. The school board amended the school calendar for the 2010-2011 year, shifting dates for registration and the start of classes. The board also eliminated two off days during the school year. Instead of returning Aug. 3, teachers go back Aug. 9, and students return Aug. 12.

Equipment stolen from fire department TERRY — The theft of more than $10,000 in equipment from the Terry Volunteer Fire Department appears to be an inside job. Fire Chief Eddie Chambless said theives stole a vehicle rescue device, saws, fans and truck parts. The burglary is believed to have occurred between 6 p.m. May 7 and 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Judge: Lampton doesn’t have immunity JACKSON — A federal judge has ruled that former U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton does not have immunity from a lawsuit filed against him by former Mississippi Supreme Court Judge Oliver Diaz Jr. Diaz and his wife, Jennifer, have accused Dunn Lampton of invading their privacy and disclosing confidential information. U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan found that a criminal investigation of Diaz had ended and Lampton was acting outside the scope of his job when the alleged misdeeds occurred. Lamptons office prosecuted Diaz in 2003 on charges he was bribed while serving on the Supreme Court. A jury acquitted Diaz, who returned to the Supreme Court bench.


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James McHenry of Holly Springs seems to be leading a line of cars as he rides his electric scooter along U.S. 78 the three miles from his home to a Walmart store amid traffic. McHenry, 56, who has been partially paralyzed since a traffic accident in 1975, said

drivers have been very respectful of him and frequently honk or call out to him as he rides along the “bike path.� “Sometimes you just have to get out of the house and drive somewhere,� said McHenry.

Southwestern desert peak site added to list of endangered battlefields RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Southwestern desert peak where cavalry clashed nearly 150 years ago has joined an annual list of the nation’s most endangered Civil War battlefields because state budget cuts are set to close the park that marks the site. Picacho Peak in Arizona, the Western frontier in the battle between the North and the South, was named for the first time on the Civil War Preservation Trust’s annual list of 10 historic battlefields most threatened by development or neglect. The list was released Thursday in Washington, D.C. In addition to Pennsylvania’s Gettysburg and the Wilderness Battlefield in Virginia, the list includes some memorable battles waged in states where the Civil War still resonates on the eve of its 150th anniversary. They are located primarily in the South and the Mid-Atlantic. For sheer distance, Picacho Peak stands apart from the rest. The state park is slated to close June 3 because of budget cuts. On April 12, 1862, Lt. James Barrett led a detachment of Union cavalry to the rocky spire 50 miles northwest of Tucson and skirmished with Confederate Rangers, intent on blunting an ocean-to-ocean Confederacy. While Barrett

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

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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Work is progressing on the post office building. • Lee Richardson goes to Natchez to attend the Masonic ceremonies.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 Work is started on the indoor swimming pool of the Red Lights Club. • P.W. Shaw and C.A. Croom are visiting in Jackson.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 “Pete Wants a Job” is the Star’s headliner. • Will Waggener arrives from Greenwood.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 It is planned to enlarge the state of All Saints’ College auditorium. • Aubrey Russell, jailer injured in the jailbreak, is much better.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 The Vicksburg Evening Post issued a 44-page edition on the new Mississippi River bridge. • “Young Man of Manhattan” is showing at the Saenger Theatre.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Joseph C. Snyder is a member of the graduating class at the U.S. Naval Academy. • Ralph Bendenelli, member of the police department, is ill at his home. • Mrs. Nathan Welman of Memphis is here visiting relatives. • Funeral services are held for Mrs. Florence DeCell of Raymond.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 The Air Force’s giant B-36, the world’s largest bomber, gives an aerial salute to the citizens of Vicksburg on Armed Forces Day. • Ground is broken for the Alabama State Memorial in the National Park here.


50 YEARS AGO: 1960


Mrs. Florence Auter is visiting in Cocoa Beach, Fla. • Funeral services are held for Kenneth Saye. • Elmer Summers, Learned resident, dies. • Glenn Ford stars in “The Americano” at the Vicksburg Drive-In Theatre.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Paul Newman and Robert Redford star in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” at Showtown USA. • Funeral services are held for Richard Sutton. • Ground-breaking ceremonies are held for the new $5 million Vicksburg Hospital.

We have a right to wear our own flag We’re in the land of the free and home of the brave. But let’s not get carried away. We’re not so free, not so brave that we should dare display an American flag. Not on a T-shirt on public property when Hispanics are celebrating their Mexican heritage. Doing that would be far too much freedom and bravery in what is becoming the land of the censors and the home of the politically correct. Our flag has long been a complicated symbol. Even its origin has been challenged and debunked. Research conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History indicated that the story of Betsy Ross sewing the first flag in 1776 was simply that — a story. Between then and now, the flag has been flown in juxtaposition with the Confederate flag at Gettysburg, triumphantly mounted at Iwo Jima by U.S. Marines, burned in effigy by hippies, planted on the moon, flown upside down in distress and draped on the coffins of thousands of soldiers. On Cinco de Mayo, five high school students near San Jose, Calif., wore T-shirts, bandannas and other apparel contain-

ing flags or red, white and blue. The school has a large Hispanic population comprised of immigrants, aliens and American citizens. The five students were asked to take off the bandannas, turn the shirts inside out or go home because it was Cinco de Mayo. They refused, were sent to the principal’s office and subsequently dismissed from school for the day. School officials said a few Mexican-American students had complained, even though some were wearing red, white and green — the colors of Mexico’s flag. School district officials later issued a statement critical of the principal’s actions. Parents want the principal fired. This could be teenagers trying to confront fellow classmates with the radical symbol of the American flag. It could be young patriots trying to express their love for this country. One of the students, Dominic Maciel, was Hispanic himself. Whether the students were intentionally disrespecting Cinco de Mayo doesn’t matter. The school’s reaction is what matters. It’s the latest example of the hypersensitivity that institu-

tions and individuals have developed for any hint of bias or prejudice. We’ve taken prayer out of the schools. We no longer say Merry Christmas. We walk on eggshells, trying not to offend. In a clumsy attempt at political correctness, the school violated the basic right of students to express themselves. The delicate balance between one individual’s beliefs and another’s is tested on a daily basis. Our social fabric has changed, and the issues of immigration and civil rights sometimes clash. But Americans have the right to the express themselves, which includes the right to offend by celebrating America while others celebrate Mexico. The American flag is a profound symbol of freedom, liberty and justice for all - the qualities of American life that draw immigrants to our soil. Our cultures must unite around a common allegiance to this country. Let’s remember the flag that firefighters raised in the rubble of the World Trade Center. Let’s never forget what that flag stands for: freedom. That includes freedom of expression, not freedom from it.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Burcome are injured in an auto accident. • Mr. and Mrs. Desi Collins of Utica announce the birth of a daughter, Crystal Leigh, on May 9. • Thomas Warren of Rolling Fork wins first place in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi’s “Fitness is Fun” statewide art competition and receives a plaque and savings bond.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 The Child Abuse Prevention Center celebrates its fifth anniversary. • Funeral services are held for Clara Ervin, Tallulah resident, • Matthew Taylor Brewer celebrates his fifth birthday. • Lauren Ashley Harbin celebrates her second birthday. • Matthew Daniel Prince celebrates his fourth birthday.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 T’Amber Jalexus Butler celebrates her first birthday. • Michael Ouzts is hired as Fixed Asset Property Manager/Safe Schools Coordinator for the Vicksburg Warren School District. • Suncatchers, a stained glass art studio, opens at 1909 Cherry St.

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Inmates buck trend of national obesity crisis Obesity is a problem of epidemic proportions in the United States, at least according to many healthcare professionals. But it is not so in America’s prisons, as reported in a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal. The loved ones of men and women incarcerated in jails around the country complain with good reason that many prisoners experience significant weight loss during the early days and weeks of their confinements. Shedding pounds is so commonplace among inmates that many jailers have seized the main chance by offering their wards opportunities to purchase hamburgers, pizzas and other high-calorie foods to supplement standard prison fare. How can this be? Individuals who are sentenced to prison for crimes committed against society might or might not deserve jail time as punishment for violating the law. The judicial system, like all institutions designed by human beings, is imperfect. And so, some people who are


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‘Shedding pounds is so commonplace among inmates that many jailers have seized the main chance by offering their wards opportunities to purchase hamburgers, pizzas and other high-calorie foods to supplement standard prison fare.’

accused and convicted of the charges against them might be innocent. Should they, on top of their loss of freedom, be nutritionally deprived? The answer to that question ought to be a resounding no, especially so if the goal of incarceration is to rehabilitate the offenders of society’s norms, violent or not. As a matter of fact, America’s jails nowadays are stocked with people convicted of non-violent crimes, especially so the possession or sale of “controlled” substances, such as marijuana, which rarely harms anyone other than the user.

So why do jailers starve their wards? An economist’s answer is question is that incentives matter. Rewind the tape to the late 17th and early-to-middle 18th centuries. As an alternative to capital punishment, large numbers of convicted felons in Great Britain were sentenced to transportation to Australia. The ship captains who contacted to carry convicts from the United Kingdom to its antipode colony typically were paid a bounty for every condemned prisoner loaded onboard at the port of origin.

That upfront payment supplied incentive to cram as many prisoners into the ship’s hold as possible, to skimp on their rations, and, to prevent insurrection, to keep them confined in the vessel’s bowls rather than allowing them fresh air and exercise en route. Not surprisingly, most of the “passengers” ended up as shark bait, not surviving to take up new lives in the prison colony. The British economist Edwin Chadwick hit on the obvious solution: Compensate ship captains for every prisoner who debarked under his or her own power upon arrival in Australia. Chadwick’s insightful recommendation lowered the death rate to nearly zero because the survival of transportees quickly became a financial priority. Fast forward to 2010: Many of America’s prisons today enter into contracts with Aramark or other private food service providers to feed their inmates. The contracts usually provide fixed compensation per meal served. So, in order to maxi-

mize profits per serving, the private contractor has incentive to supply meals at least cost – to skimp on relatively expensive sources of protein in favor of cheaper carbohydrates and other foods that may fill prisoners’ stomachs but do not nourish them adequately. The source of the problem here is not with private versus public provision of meals to prison inmates, but rather with contract structure. Assess the performance of private suppliers of food service on the basis of weight maintenance or the nutritional status of those committed to the care of our nation’s jails and the problem of inmates’ weight loss will soon go away. •

William F. Shughart II, a senior fellow of the Independent Institute, is F.A.P. Barnard Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Mississippi.

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Coast seeks $7.5M for tourism promos BILOXI — Tourism officials on the Mississippi Gulf Coast will be asking BP PLC to pay $7.5 million a month for a national advertising campaign to overcome coverage of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Harrison County Tourism Commission plans to focus on casinos, entertainment and family attractions — but not the beaches. Targeted markets for the television ads will be Atlanta, Birmingham, Tampa-St. Petersburg, Jackson, Charlotte, Memphis, Nashville and Dallas.

River water put into wetlands to avert oil BATON ROUGE — There’s now enough Mississippi River water pouring into Louisiana’s wetlands to fill the Superdome once an hour, in hopes of avoiding oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill. Authorities opened all eight gates at the Bayou Lamoque freshwater diversion in Plaqemines Parish on Thursday. Seven diversion projects, created to rebuild wetlands with silt, now funnel fresh water into wetlands in hope of pushing away oil that might enter.

Public blames BP, not Obama, poll says WASHINGTON — The Gulf of Mexico oil spill hasn’t stained President Barack Obama nor dimmed the public’s desire for offshore energy drilling, according to a new Associated Press-GfK Poll. While some conservative pundits, such as Rush Limbaugh, have called this “Obama’s Katrina,” that’s not how the public feels, the poll found. BP PLC, which owned the well, is getting more of the public’s ire. More people surveyed said

OIL SPILL they approved of Obama’s handling of the ongoing oil spill than disapproved, but not by large margins or with unusually strong feelings. The poll found that 42 percent approve of Obama’s actions, 33 percent disapprove and 21 percent say they have neutral feelings about his response.

La. seafood industry promoting safety NEW ORLEANS — With oil still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, leaders of the state’s seafood industry met Thursday to discuss ways to get out the message that Louisiana seafood is safe to eat and available, if not as abundant as before an April 20 offshore rig explosion. The Louisiana Seafood Promotion Board adopted a draft budget for the use of $2 million granted to the agency by BP. And members made clear they will be asking for more from the oil giant, for the board to promote the quality and safety of Louisiana seafood, and for fishermen, dealers and processors whose futures have become increasingly murky.

Oil falls near $73; lower demand seen SINGAPORE — Oil prices fell to near $73 a barrel today in Asia amid expectations a slower economic recovery in debt-saddled Europe will weigh on crude demand. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down $1.31 to $73.10 a barrel at late afternoon Singapore time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The June contract dropped $1.25 to settle at $74.40.

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Robots try to curb leak with stopper BP hopes addition of tube can siphon oil to surface tanker By The Associated Press Undersea robots tried to thread a small tube into the jagged pipe that is pouring oil into the Gulf of Mexico early today in BP’s latest attempt to cut down on the spill from a blown-out well that has pumped out more than 4 million gallons of crude. The company was trying to move the 6-inch tube into the leaking 21-inch pipe, known as the riser. The smaller tube will be surrounded by a stopper to keep oil from leaking into the sea. BP said it hopes to know by this evening if the tube works and can siphon the oil to a tanker at the surface. Since an April 20 drilling rig explosion set off the catastrophic spill, BP PLC has tried several ideas to plug the leak that is spewing at least 210,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf a day. The size of the undulating spill was about 3,650 square miles, or the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, said Hans Graber, director of the University of Miami’s Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing. In the fateful hours before the Deepwater Horizon exploded about 50 miles off the Louisiana shore, a safety test was supposedly performed to detect if explosive gas was leaking from the miledeep well. While some data were being transmitted to shore for safekeeping right up until the blast, officials from Transocean, the rig owner, told Congress that the last seven hours of its information are missing and that all written logs were lost in the explosion. Earlier tests that suggested explosive gas was leaking were preserved. The gap poses a mystery for investigators: What decisions were made — and what warn-

ings were ignored? “There is some delay in the replication of our data, so our operational data, our sequence of events ends at 3 o’clock in the afternoon on the 20th,” Steven Newman, president and CEO of Transocean Ltd, told a Senate panel. The rig blew up at 10 p.m., killing 11 workers and unleashing the gusher. Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents several rig workers involved in the accident, questioned whether what he called “the phantom test” was even performed. “I can just tell you that the Halliburton hands were scratching their heads,” said Buzbee, whose clients include one of the Halliburton crew members responsible for cementing the well to prepare


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liburton crew members were not shown any new test results. “They said they did their own tests, and they came out OK,” he said. “But with the phantom test that Transocean and BP allegedly did, there was no real record or real-time recordation of that test.” None of the three companies would comment Thursday on whether any data or test results were purposely not sent to shore, or on exactly who made the final decision to continue the operations. Five thousand feet under the sea, the effort to thread the smaller tube into the larger pipe began overnight. But the crushing depth requires engineers to work slowly and carefully, BP spokesman John Crabtree said today.




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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama asked Congress Thursday to act quickly on a new round of jobs legislation, arguing that “fancy formulas and mathematical equations” from economists mask the continuing pain in American households. “It’s great that the stock market has bounced back,” Obama said during a threehour stop in western New York, a region already in decline long before the economic downturn. “But if you’re still looking for a job, it’s still a recession. If you can’t pay your bills or your mortgage, it’s still a recession. No matter what the economists say, it’s not a real recovery until people can feel it in their own lives.” Citing last week’s economic reports showing job growth in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striking at a lucrative bank business, the Senate on Thursday voted to force credit card companies to reduce fees for debit card transactions and permit merchants to offer customer discounts based on their payment method. The 64-33 vote inserted the fee requirement in a package of new financial rules the Senate is considering to ward off a repeat of the financial crisis. The vote was a major defeat for banks, which lobbied hard against it. But the measure attracted heavy bipartisan support and surpassed a 60-vote threshold for passage. Seventeen Republicans voted for the amendment; 10 Democrats voted against it. The measure from Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., would force credit card companies to charge businesses less for debit card transactions than for credit card payments. Under current practice, a business that accepts major credit cards signs agreements with the card companies to pay a percentage of each transac-

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tion, usually about 2 percent to 3 percent. But credit card charges cost more to process than swipes with a debit card. The measure still needs to survive negotiations with the House, which has already passed its version of regulations on Wall Street. The House bill does not contain the debit card provision. The change could represent the most direct and tangible consumer benefit of the regulatory overhaul and would amount to a triumph for Durbin, who failed to get a similar proposal attached to an overhaul of credit card regulations last year. “Left alone, this is going to get worse for small businesses that face higher fees, for consumers who face higher prices, and for everyone but banks and credit card networks,” Durbin said. The Electronic Payments Coalition, an industry group whose members include Visa, MasterCard and American Express, said the Durbin plan would harm many small banks and credit unions that already lose or barely break even.



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small businesses. The president also took a swipe at Republican lawmakers, accusing them of sitting on the sidelines as the crisis unfolded. “If we had taken that position, just thinking about what was good for my politics, millions more Americans would have lost their jobs,” Obama

told workers at Industrial Support, Inc., a small manufacturing company. Obama began his White House-to-Main Street tour in December with a trip to Allentown, Pa. He has also made stops in Charlotte, N.C., Savannah, Ga., and Quincy, Ill. He’ll travel to Youngstown, Ohio, next week. The president long has said he believes the success of small businesses will be vital to economic recovery. Last week, the president sent Congress a proposal to create a $30 billion support program to unfreeze credit for small businesses. The health care overhaul he signed into law in March also included tax credits for small businesses, and the president has said those already are reaching some companies.

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On motion of Alderman Beauman, seconded by Alderman mayfield, the Board proceeded to take up the following Budget Amendment to FY 2009-2010 Budget as follows: CITY OF VICKSBURG Budget Amendments Fiscal Year 10/01/2009 to 09/30/2010 Amendment Date 3/25/2010 CRIMINAL JUSTICE NARCOTICS FUND 1660 REVENUE 1660 Criminal Justice Narcotics Fund, Original Budget -172,471.00

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Date of Amendment 3/25/2010

Amount of Amendment -3,410.00

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The Budget Amendment was voted upon as follows: YEAS: Mayor Winfield, Alderman Mayfield NAYS: None Pursuant to the foregoing vote the Budget Amendment for the FY 2009-2010 Criminal Justice Narcotics Fund was unanimously adopted The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg This the 25th day of March, 2009. /s/ Paul E. Winfield Paul E. Winfield, Mayor /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr. CITY CLERK

On motion of Alderman Beauman, seconded by Alderman mayfield, the Board proceeded to take up the following Budget Amendment to FY 2009-2010 Budget as follows: CITY OF VICKSBURG Budget Amendments Fiscal Year 10/01/2009 to 09/30/2010 Amendment Date 3/25/2010 GENERAL FUND 0010 Administration 0010101 EXPENSE 00101016 Administration, Services Expenditures, Original Budget 2,761,934.00

Account Date of Number Amendment 00101016 56870 3/25/2010


Reason For Amendment Adjust for JAG Grant

Total for this Amendment 3,410.00 00101016 Amended Expense Budget including this Amendment 3,383,869.00 Total Amendment(s) for Department 0010101 3,410.00 Administration Total Revenue Amendment (s) for Fund 0.00 GENERAL FUND 0010 Total Expense Amendment (s) for Fund 3,410.00 Ordered this the 10th day of March, 2010, The Budget Amendment was voted upon as follows: YEAS: Mayor Winfield, Alderman Mayfield NAYS: None Pursuant to the foregoing vote the Budget Amendment for the FY 2009-2010 General Fund was unanimously adopted The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg This the 10th day of March, 2009.



Amount of Amendment 3,410.00

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Lawsuit Continued from Page A1. Circuit Court on Stirgus’ behalf by attorneys Travis T. Vance Jr. and James W. Nobles Jr. on May 7, the suit claims the VHA commissioners conspired with Leyens and Moffett to get Stirgus out of office via a smear campaign. “The defendants entered into and participated in a civil conspiracy to remove James E. Strigus Sr. from his position as the director of the Vicksburg Housing Authority,” the suit reads. “All of the participants agreed to carry out orders and directions of Moffett and Leyens to oust (Stirgus) from his job by publishing and dissemination of slanderous matters, including accusations that James E. Strigus Sr. was involved in the sale of illicit drugs at the (VHA) premises, and that he... was guilty of theft or embezzlement of (VHA) property.” All six defendants were served legal papers notifying them of the suit between Saturday and Monday, court records show. They have 30 days to formally respond to the complaint, at which time an initial court hearing could be set. Leyens was mayor when the Feb. 23 commission replacements were approved. North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield — who was not named in Stirgus’ suit — was the other voting alderman on the matter, as South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman had recused himself from the vote because his wife works for the VHA. Moffett — who was fired by a split mayor and aldermen vote two months after Paul Winfield bested Leyens in the May 2009 election — had appeared at multiple VHA commission meetings in Stirgus’ final months with the authority, urging commissioners to improve oversight of VHA operations. Those appearances began shortly after the December 2008 arrest of former VHA Maintenance Supervisor Charles Jones Jr. on charges he had 2.2 pounds of cocaine mailed to him at VHA executive offices on Elizabeth Circle. Jones also was later charged and indicted on a charge that he embezzled VHA property, a charge that was dropped in a November


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plea bargain that saw Jones get a 10-year prison sentence for pleading guilty to cocaine possession. Stirgus declined to comment on the suit Thursday. He has not been charged any crime while VHA director and said following Jones’ arrest he did not believe Jones was guilty of any wrongdoing either. A federal investigation into VHA operations that began following Jones’ arrest reportedly is ongoing. Of the defendants reached Thursday, only Moffett would provide a comment. “Read your own paper and see what was actually said by everyone, and then see who ought to be suing who,” said Moffett, who was installed as Indianola police chief in April. Ella Lee was the only VHA commissioner who sat in on Stirgus’ firing who is not named in the suit. Though commissioners declined to divulge the details of their closed session vote to fire Stirgus, the vote was recorded as 4-0 with one commissioner abstaining. Lee’s term had not expired when Leyens and Mayfield approved new members in February 2009, but it since has, and in January she was replaced by John Ferguson. Other than appointing VHA commissioners, who in turn hire a director, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen has no control over housing authority finances, operations or management. Stirgus “continues to endure long hours of mental anguish and suffering... along with continued embarrassment and humiliation” due to his termination, the suit reads. “His good reputation and good name was severely damaged by the actions of the defendants.” Along with lost wages — he was making $70,000 a year when fired — Stirgus is seeking to recoup $15,000 in medical bills the suit claims he incurred during a five day hospital stay due to being fired. In total, the suit seeks $1 million in compensation “jointly and severally,” meaning the six defendants could be held responsible for damages individually or mutually.

a problem with Terry, he could have come to me.” Lewis was indicted by the Warren County Grand Jury in May, and is scheduled to go to trial in Circuit Court on Nov. 29. “I know (Lewis’ trial) won’t make me feel better, but I need closure,” she said. Terry’s aunt, Pamela Shaw, said the family hopes to gain some peace and unity from the march. “Put these knives and these guns and these attitudes down,” Shaw said. “It’s time for them to stop. It’s time for a change. It’s got to stop — too many lives are being lost, too many mamas are crying.” The family has been working with Brenda Theriot, victims’ rights coordinator with the Warren County District Attorney’s Office, to start a support group in Vicksburg for

families affected by violent crimes, said Darnisha Cash, Vicksburg Police Community resource officer. “If I could do or say something to keep another family from going through what my family has gone through,” Shaw said, “then I feel like Terry’s death won’t be in vain.” Participants will walk from City Hall north on Walnut Street to Grove then to Cherry and stop between the Warren County Courthouse and the Old Court House Museum between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., community resource officer Danitta Reed said. King said if it rains, the event will be moved to City Park Pavilion. Isolated thunderstorms are expected with a high of 82. Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, Deputy

A9 Police Chief John Dolan, the Rev. Kemp Burley Jr., pastor of Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, and Theriot are scheduled to speak. Cash said only one family devastated by violent crime has registered to walk but hopes more will join them Saturday. Robinson’s death was the city’s third homicide in 2009. Antonio Turner, 25, was shot March 15 on Alcorn Drive. Danny Miller, also 25, was killed April 12 on Baldwin Ferry Road. Three homicides have been recorded this year. Derrick Stamps, 18, was shot to death at Exxon gas station at Clay Street and Mission 66 on Feb. 14; Jose Arenas, 25, was shot March 4 on the Interstate 20 and U.S. 61 overpass; Dennis Lewis, 31, was stabbed to death March 20 at 209 Central Drive. Arrests have been made in all but Arenas’ case. Terry also is survived by his brother, Maurice King, and sister, Lakevion Neal.

Schools Continued from Page A1. aged not to attend so that people meeting with consultants can speak freely. At the time of the public meeting, the board will be across town holding its regular monthly meeting, at 5:30 p.m. at Beechwood Elementary School, preceded there at 5 with the annual ceremony to recognize retiring teachers, administrators and other district personnel. Other stakeholder meetings Wednesday and Thursday will be held with students, teachers, administrators, non-certified support personnel and certain community groups such as the Chamber of Commerce. At the work session, trustees also reaffirmed their decision to try to have a new superintendent in place soon after the next fiscal year begins July 1. Longtime superintendent Dr. James Price announced in March that he would retire June 30. Trustees voted later to hire the

Omaha-based McPherson and Jacobson to coordinate the process of finding Price’s replacement. Much of Thursday’s work session was devoted to identifying the skills and qualifications trustees think are most important in a superintendent. From a list of 25, Jacobson led the board into combining and paring listed items down to five, in order of importance: • A strong disciplinarian; • A good communicator with a warm personality; • Good managerial skills, with budgeting abilities; • Understands Mississippi testing and accountability standards; and • Has a vision — both shortand long-term. Preliminary discussions of the new superintendent’s pay saw the board agree on a salary range of $110,000 to $140,000. Price, a sevenyear veteran at the district’s helm, is paid $140,000 to manage the 9,000-student district, one of the highest

salaries in the state. The search calendar approved Thursday night has advertising kicking off immediately in various forums, including appropriate websites and at universities and colleges that grant educational leadership degrees. Another meeting with the board will be May 26 to review stakeholder input, go over interview questions and procedures and discuss compensation. The closing date for applications will be June 11, and candidates will be reviewed June 29 to come up with a slate of finalists. Those interviews will be July 12-15, with a decision made shortly thereafter. Should acceptable candidates not be identified by June 29, trustees will look at appointing an interim superintendent and extending the search process into the fall.

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.

Clarence Edward Nichols Services for Clarence Edward Nichols will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church with the Rev. Virdell Lewis Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Delores Laverne Smith Nichols of Vicksburg; two stepsons, Thomas Carson Jr. and Darryl Carson, both of Vicksburg; three sisters, Terrye Lacy, Louvercia Nichols and Carolyn Barnes, all of Vicksburg; grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including the Thomas family. Mr. Nichols died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at his home. He was 55. Mr. Nichols was of the Baptist faith. He was employed in the EVS Department at Ameristar Casino.

Jimmie Smith Jr. CARY — Jimmie Smith Jr. died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. He was 78. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmie Smith Sr. and Albenna Smith. Survivors include a son, Oliver James Clark of Vicksburg; a daughter, Elnora Galloway of Vicksburg; a sister, Alberta Kaiser of Vicksburg; three grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends

including Teresa Taylor, Cole, Smith and Fitzgerald families. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Effie Arthurine Voigt Effie Arthurine Voigt died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 71. Mrs. Voigt was born in Vicksburg and had lived most of her life in Luling, Texas. She had worked as a newspaper carrier for The Vicksburg Post. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Voigt; her parents, Andrew and Effie May Oser; a brother, Arthur Oser; and a sister, Vera Barker. Survivors include a son, Carl Dennis Voigt of Luling; three sisters, Betty Scallions, Patricia Hutchison and Audry Muirhead, all of Vicksburg; three grandchildren; and several greatgrandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Rodger Cresswell officiating. Burial will follow at Redbone Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Robbie Presley, James Wilkerson, Chris Hartley, Larry Hartley, Lee Roy Muirhead and Jay Barlow. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Sibley and employees of Patient’s Choice Hospice.

Alice H. Williams Alice H. Williams died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at her home. She was 90. Mrs. Williams was born on Jan. 12, 1920, in Chambers, Miss. The family moved

to Edwards, where she was raised. She met and married Monroe D. Williams Sr. With this union, 13 children were born. The family moved to Vicksburg in 1947. She joined Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, where she was a member for more than 60 years. Through the years she was a faithful member of the choir. Mrs. Williams was a loving and dedicated mother who loved her family. She was always there for her children and raised them all to be successful, productive adults. She was also loved by her extended family and was known at Miss Alice, Grandma, Granny and Aunt Alice. Alice is survived by her daughters, Ida Williams of Vicksburg, Dorothy Chatman

(Willie) of Greenville, Helen Collins (Andrew) of Bakersville, Calif., Frankie Brown of Moreno Valley, Calif., Janice Williams of Vicksburg, Feli Buggs (Tonnie) of Katy, Texas, Lori Ann Johnson (Terry) of Desota, Texas; her sons, Monroe D. Williams Jr. of Vicksburg, Johnny Williams (Pam) of Ontario, Calif., Carl Williams, (Brenda) of Garland, Texas, Dr. Don Williams (Sharon) of Katy, Michael Williams of Meridian, Miss.; 28 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Monroe D. Williams Sr.; her father, John Henry; her mother, Elmira Henry;

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

LOCAL FORECAST sunday-monday Mostly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the 80s, lows in the upper 50s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Mostly cloudy; chance of showers; lows in the lower 60s saturDAY-monday Mostly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the upper 80s, lows in the upper 50s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 89º Low/past 24 hours............... 73º Average temperature......... 81º Normal this date................... 72º Record low..............51º in 1954 Record high............92º in 1943 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours......................None This month.................. 1.03 inch Total/year.............. 15.67 inches Normal/month......2.22 inches Normal/year........ 24.24 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Saturday: A.M. Active............................ 6:38 A.M. Most active...............12:23 P.M. Active............................. 7:07 P.M. Most active................12:52 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:52 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:53 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:06

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 40.3 | Change: +0.7 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.7 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 22.5 | Change: +0.7 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 18.7 | Change: -0.8 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 5.2 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 20.9 | Change: -3.4 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................83.4 River....................................87.8

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Chief of al-Qaida in Iraq vows blood-soaked days BAGHDAD (AP) — Al-Qaida in Iraq’s new leader warned Shiites today that “dark days soaked with blood” lie ahead and that a new campaign of attacks was under way. Within hours of the warning, a car bomb exploded outside a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad just after prayers today, wounding 20 worshippers as they were leaving, according to local police. Only days before the warning, Iraq was wracked by the worst attack this year, a series of coordinated bombings and assassinations that killed 119 people — most of them Shiites and members of the security forces — across 10 cities. The Iraqi insurgent umbrella group, the Islamic State of Iraq, named al-Nasser Lideen Allah Abu Suleiman as its new minister of war, replacing the Egyptian Abu Ayyub al-Masri, killed in a U.S.-Iraqi military strike on a safe house in April. The ISI counts al-Qaida as one of its member groups. “Wait for the long gloomy nights and dark days soaked with blood,” said Abu Suleiman, addressing Iraq’s “polytheistic rejecters,” an insult-

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U.S. Army soldiers from 1st Platoon, A Co., 3rd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment, 1st ing term for Shiites common among extremist Sunnis. “What is happening to you nowadays is just a drizzle.” The written message was posted on militant websites today. One of the major doctrinal disputes between Sunnis and

Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division plan a mission in northern Baghdad.

Shiites can be traced back to the first three rulers of the Muslim community after the Prophet Muhammad. Shiites reject those first three successors as illegitimate. Al-Qaida attacks on Shiite shrines in 2006 plunged the country into a bloody cycle of

mutual sectarian attacks. A measure of fragile calm, however, has returned to Iraq in the past two years. There are fears that with the new rounds of attacks, mostly targeting Shiites, al-Qaida is hoping to provoke a backlash against Sunnis and re-ignite

the sectarian warfare that brought the country to the brink of civil war. Police in the regional capital of Hillah said today’s blast occurred in the Jabalah area, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, in a predominantly Shiite region. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity said three of the wounded were in critical condition and warned the casualty toll might rise. The car bomb was parked just 10 yards from the front door of the mosque, added the official. There was no security around the building because it was under construction. It was, however, still being used by worshippers. Abu Suleiman promised to “continue the path of jihad” and said his warriors had already begun “a new campaign of attacks on security and military checkpoints in Baghdad and elsewhere.” During Monday’s attacks, violence in Baghdad consisted mainly of early morning strikes against security checkpoints that killed nearly a dozen police and military officials.

Clinton to Afghan women: ‘We will not abandon you’ WASHINGTON (AP) — Women’s rights will not be sacrificed in any settlement between the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Taliban militants, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday. Clinton ruled out U.S. support, or at least her own, for negotiations with anyone who would roll back advances for Afghan women achieved since a U.S.-led invasion ousted the militant Islamic Taliban movement from power in 2001. “There are certain conditions that have to be met” to hold talks with insurgents about laying down arms, Clinton said during an appearance with Karzai. Karzai and

a large dele g at i o n o f government ministers and advisers, including several women, were finishing four days Hillary of talks in Clinton Washington. Among the conditions for peace talks, midlevel Taliban leaders would have to renounce violence, cut ties with al-Qaida and its affiliates, and abide by Afghanistan’s laws and constitution, Clinton said. “And on a personal note, they must respect women’s rights.” Karzai nodded beside her but did not address the women’s

rights aspect of possible talks with the Taliban. The other conditions apply, he said. The Taliban regime forced women to wear a traditional head-to-toe covering called a burqa, forbade school for girls and beat women seen walking outside the company of a man. The Taliban has rebounded over the past several years to become a persistent insurgency seeking Karzai’s overthrow. Insurgents and their sympathizers routinely intimidate or attack women who work outside the home, wear Western dress or try to attend school.

Protesters say NATO attack killed Afghan civilians KABUL (AP) — Hundreds of protesters brandished sticks, threw stones and burned an American flag today in eastern Afghanistan as they accused NATO forces of killing civilians in an overnight raid, but the alliance said eight insurgents were killed in the attack. More than 500 people poured into the streets in the Surkh Rod district of Nangahar province to protest the raid by international forces that they claim killed at least

nine civilians. A father and his four sons and four members of another family were killed in the NATO operation, said Mohammed Arish, a government administrator in Surkh Rod. However, NATO said the raid involving allied and Afghan forces targeted insurgents. Eight — including a Taliban sub-commander — were killed in a firefight, said alliance spokesman Col. Wayne Shanks.



NASA fuels Atlantis for its final voyage CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA fueled space shuttle Atlantis today for its final journey, a delivery trip to the International Space Station that will provide fresh batteries and extra room. Atlantis was slated to blast off at 2:20 p.m. Everything was going well in the countdown and the weather was looking favorable. Forecasters were sticking with their 70 percent odds of good weather, but a NASA spokesman said that likely would improve as the morning wore on.

Woman to face trial in husband’s death SCRANTON, Pa. — A northeastern Pennsylvania woman accused of fatally shooting her husband during a hunting trip in Canada is scheduled to turn herself in to face charges there. Mary Beth Harshbarger, 44, must surrender to federal authorities by this afternoon after unsuccessfully fighting her extradition. She will then be transferred to the custody of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Wyoming County woman is charged with criminal negligence causing death and careless use of a firearm in the death of her husband, Mark, in September 2006.

Family sues teacher in recorded attack HOUSTON — The family of a 13-year-old whose beating by a Houston charter school teacher was caught on a classmate’s cell phone video has filed a lawsuit against the teacher and the school. The lawsuit was filed Thursday on behalf of Isaiah Reagins by his mother, Alesha Johnson.

Oil Continued from Page A1. they hope to end up. Jindal’s predecessor was Kathleen Blanco, a Democrat who chose not to run for re-election after she was heavily criticized for appearing indecisive when Katrina struck in August 2005. “This oil literally threatens our way of life,” Jindal said. “We’re going to do what it takes to protect (it).” Barbour, 62, is a secondterm governor who was in office during Katrina and was widely praised for his response to the storm. He’s now chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Barbour has said the oil spill is “not Armageddon,” but he believes news coverage has hurt tourism in his state. While Barbour downplays the possibility of a 2012 presidential run, he hasn’t dismissed it. Jindal, 38, says he’s running only for a second term as governor in 2011, not president, but the son of Indian immigrants is considered a sharp politician with a national future as his party seeks to diversify its public image. In Mississippi, Barbour has been juggling oil-spill briefings with his response to two consecutive weekends of severe weather, starting with

a deadly April 24 tornado that cut a 149-mile swath through his state. He said the spill could be disastrous for the coastal economy. Then he added: “But it’s just as possible that what happens here will be manageable and of moderate and even minimal impact.” He likened much of the spill to the gas sheen commonly found around ski boats. “We don’t wash our face in it, but it doesn’t stop us from jumping off the boat to ski,” Barbour said. While Jindal was initially slow to criticize and publicly react to the Gulf oil well blowout, he quickly stepped up his rhetoric and toughened his response as the spill worsened and fears grew about the potential damage to fragile wetlands and coastal fishing industries. Both approaches have received praise. Mississippi’s Democratic speaker of the House, Billy McCoy, frequently clashes with Barbour but said he respects the governor’s handling of disasters. “He knows what he’s doing,” McCoy said. “He moves in a hurry and makes a difference.”


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Continued from Page A1. burg for at least another week, which could prolong the closure of the Steel Bayou gates. Located off Mississippi 465 north of Vicksburg, Steel Bayou is the lone drainage point for the 4,093-squaremiles of levee-locked forest and cropland known as the Yazoo Backwater Area. Its gates were forced closed by the rising Mississippi River on May 6, and they will remain closed until the river recedes below the water stage inside the backwater area.

As of this morning, Steel Bayou was holding 4.4 feet of water out of the backwater area, with the landside water stage measuring 83.4 feet and the riverside 87.8 feet. Hill speculated the gates will have to remain closed until at least the end of May and possibly the first week of June, depending on rainfall over the backwater area. At 42 feet, the river will have little effect in the city and county, with only a handful of low-lying roads going underwater in places.


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Flashes trail in state tourney prep golf

By Jeff Byrd

King James dethroned

Celtics bounce listless Cavaliers from the playoffs/B3

NATCHEZ — A tough, unfamiliar course and a difficult wind made things rough for St. Aloysius’ bid for a four-peat in Class 1A golf. The Flashes find themselves trailing Natchez Cathedral by four strokes after the first round of the Class 1A State Golf Tournament at Beau Pré Country Club. Fisher Campbell, who had the toughest day on the tricky par-72 layout, summed up well what St. Al will need to claim a fourth straight 1A team golf title in round two today. “We’re going to have to

bring our ‘A’ game in the second round,” said Campbell, who shot a 92. The score was discarded as only the top four are used after each round. Chris Ingram tied for low round of the day on the 7,108yard course, with a two-over 74. “It was tough and the conditions with the wind made it pretty intense.” Ingram said. Nick Mekus shot an 81 while Elliott Bexley and McKay Harris had 90s to give the Flashes a first-round score of 335. Cathedral was at 331. Avery Middleton had the best score for Green Wave at 77. Elliott

McCann had an 80 followed by Steve Scarborugh’s 82 and Kayd Rush’s 92. Thrasher was 42 strokes behind Cathedral at 373 and Ingomar was fourth at 384. West Union’s Austin Bynum tied Ingram for the firstround lead with a 74. St. Al coach Jim Taylor said Cathedral used familiar settings to grab the first day lead. “They have the home course advantage while we were up and down all day,” Taylor said. Beau Pré is long and it features plenty of hazards, with water on 15 and 16 and an elevated green protected by See Golf, Page B4.

paul ingram • for The Vicksburg Post

St. Al golfer Chris Ingram blasts out of a bunker at Beau Pré Country Club during Thursday’s opening round of the Class 1A state championship tournament.

prep football

One win away from Trustmark Burton bemoans his bad fortune RCR driver can’t get back into victory lane/B4


6 p.m. Versus - It all comes down to Game 7 as the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins aim for a trip to the NHL Eastern Conference finals.

By Steve Wilson


JUSTIN RUSHING St. Al second baseman had a two-RBI double in a six-run first inning as St. Al beat Cathedral 6-2 on Thursday.


Mississippi Braves romp over Lookouts

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Mississippi Braves rode a pair of big innings, a six-run eighth inning and a five-run ninth, to erase a five-run deficit and beat Chattanooga 11-5. Chattanooga starter Mario Alvarez shut down the Braves for six innings, while his mates gave him a fiverun cushion. Chattanooga’s Corey Smith was able to cross home on an RBI single from Jesse Mier to give the Lookouts an early 1-0 lead in the fourth. In the bottom of the fifth, the Lookouts scored three runs, two of which came in on a two-RBI double from Trayvon Robinson. The other run scored on a throwing error by M-Braves’ catcher Orlando Mercado to make the score 4-0. The final run for Chattanooga came in the seventh on a double from Eddy Perez, scoring Robinson. With two on base and one out, Cody Johnson, crushed his eighth home run to close the deficit to 5-3. The Braves loaded the bases with a single and two walks. Conception Rodriguez was the next batter and he hit a three-RBI triple off of the centerfield wall to give the M-Braves their first lead of the game at 6-5.


La. Pick 3: 5-0-4 La. Pick 4: 0-3-2-6 Weekly results: B2

Flashes to host spring game

ben hillyer•the natchez democrat

paul ingram • for The Vicksburg Post

St. Al’s Pierson Waring turns a double play in the sixth inning as Cathedral’s Caleb Johnson slides into second base. The Flashes won 6-2.

St. Al pitcher Stephen Evans pitches during Thursday’s game at Chester Willis Field in Natchez.

St. Al takes Game 1 By Jeff Byrd NATCHEZ — A six run first turn at-bat was all St. Aloysius pitcher Stephen Evans would need to give the Flashes a huge road playoff win over archrival Cathedral. Evans got two big double plays to end late inning rallies by the Green Waves to claim a 6-2 win Thursday night at Chester Willis Field in Game 1 of the Class 1A South State championship series. St. Al (19-7) will try to close out the series in tonight’s

prep baseball St. Al vs. Cathedral Today, 6 p.m. Cathedral at St. Al Saturday, 4 p.m. St. Al at Cathedral (if necessary) Radio: 101.3 FM

Game 2 at 6 at Bazinsky Field. “I was glad my defense was behind me,” Evans said of the complete-game

effort. The win was his third straight in the playoffs after losing the opening game at Edinburg. Evans improves to 10-4 this season and the win against the Green Waves went a long way to erasing the worst loss of his career, when Cathedral run-ruled him in a 12-0 defeat at Bazinsky Field earlier this season. “I just focused on hitting my spots. Hit my spots, mix up my speeds and pitches. And my defense helped a lot,” Evans said. So did a six-run first as the Flashes knocked out

Cathedral starter Aaron White after just seven batters. White got only one out and that came on a play at the plate. Every ball that was hit was hit hard. “He got behind the hitter and everybody was just hitting his fastball hard and somewhere good,” said Flashes’ first baseman Ryno Martin-Nez. Martin-Nez was one of those, hitting a rope down the left field line to score Pierson Waring and Blake Haygood. Waring reached on a walk while Haygood

Balzli Field will be the site for something it hasn’t hosted in many years. A spring football game. St. Aloysius will host Greenville-St. Joe, Hillcrest and Riverside on Saturday in a spring jamboree on Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m. St. Al will play in the opening session at 10:30 a.m. against Greenville-St. Joe and in the final session at 12:45 p.m. against Riverside. “We’re really excited to have it,” St. Al coach B.J. Smithhart said. “We’ve got a lot of guys still at baseball, but we’ve got a lot of young guys working hard and getting after it.” Speaking of spring games, it will be the first the Flashes have played since 1999. It will help ease the transition for the Flashes, who will be replacing most of their lineup in Smithhart’s biggest rebuilding project since he arrived on campus. Ford Biedenharn is competing with four underclassmen for the job under center as the Flashes have to retool their offense with their leading rusher (Brendan Beesley), leading pass catcher (Luke Burnett) and quarterback (Regan Nosser) all gone come fall. Derrick Teller, Matt Mims and Carlisle Koestler are all getting a chance to shine under center. While Bidenharn has never

See Flashes, Page B4. See Spring, Page B4.

Santini withdraws drug lawsuit, headed to arbitration By Brett Martel The Associated Press GRETNA, La. — Former New Orleans Saints security director Geoffrey Santini withdrew his lawsuit against the club on Thursday because the team’s lawyers are sending the matter to arbitration. Santini’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit stated that Saints attorneys waited more than a week after the lawsuit was initially filed to advise Santini they intended to invoke an arbitration clause in his employment contract rather

nfl than fight his civil lawsuit in district court. In the lawsuit, which was filed April 30, Santini claimed the Saints attempted to cover up both the theft and improper distribution of prescription Vicodin pills at the team’s facility. Santini’s lawyer, Donald Hyatt II, said going to arbitration blocks either side from publicly discussing the case. The Saints’ decision to seek arbitration also at least temporarily blocks the public release of video and audio

recordings that Santini said he made to protect himself and others who were participating in the alleged coverup for fear of losing their jobs. Hyatt has said the video shows the theft of Vicodin pills by a senior staff member who was later identified as linebackers coach Joe Vitt. The audio recordings Santini made allegedly caught team trainers Scottie Patton and Kevin Mangum discussing orders from general manager Mickey Loomis to forge entries in official prescription drug logs to cover-up the

thefts. “The sudden assertion of the arbitration agreement ... was somewhat of a surprise given that a draft of the complaint was provided to defendant prior to filing,” Santini’s motion stated. “Also of interest, so that the Court may be fully informed, defendant has made one or more press statements or public statements characterizing the action before the Court in a negative way, but ... still did not see fit to assert its arbitral rights, and thereby remove the matter to a more private proceeding”

until now, the motion stated. It was not immediately clear why the Saints did not seek arbitration before Santini went public with allegations that in some cases would a constitute state and federal crimes — specifically, the theft of prescription drugs and attempts to cover up those thefts. Saints spokesman Greg Bensel denied the allegations when the lawsuit was filed and said Santini was a disgruntled former employee trying to squeeze the team for money.


Friday, May 14, 2010

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AUTO RACING 2 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Autism Speaks 400 8:30 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Truck Series, Dover 200 (tape) BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 - Lightweights, Julio Diaz (36-6-0) vs. Herman Ngoudjo (18-3-0), at Primm, Nev. GOLF 3 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Texas Open, second round, 6:30 p.m. TGC - Champions Tour, Regions Charity Classic (tape) 11 p.m. TGC - LPGA, Bell Micro Classic (tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2:10 p.m. WGN - Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs NHL PLAYOFFS 6 p.m. Versus - Game 7, Philadelphia at Boston




from staff & AP reports

NFL Saints sign three receivers METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints say they’ve signed three free agent receivers and released defensive end Rodney Leisle. General Manager Mickey Loomis says the team added Larry Beavers, Roy Hall and Andy Tanner to their roster on Thursday. Beavers played for Division III Wesley College and started his NFL career as an undrafted free agent with Carolina last season.

Cushing denies use of banned substances HOUSTON — Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said he never used any banned substances even though he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Cushing was suspended for four games without pay last week for violating the NFL’s drug policy. His appeal was denied. Cushing confirmed he tested positive for HCG, a fertility drug that is on the league’s banned substance list.

GOLF Jones leads Texas Open SAN ANTONIO — Matt Jones eagled the par-5 14th hole and finished with a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Texas Open. Jones, a 30-yearold Australian who played at Arizona State, also had four birdies in a back-nine 30 on the Greg Normandesigned Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio, the tournament’s new site after 15 years at La Cantera. Jones hit a 3-wood approach from 276 yards to 8 feet on No. 14, and birdied three of the four par 3s.

Munoz takes one-stroke lead at Bell Micro MOBILE, Ala. — Azahara Munoz shot a 7-under 65 to take a onestroke lead over Katherine Hull and Jee Young Lee in the Bell Micro LPGA Classic, the LPGA Tour’s first event since Erica Blasberg was found dead. Blasberg died Sunday in suburban Las Vegas and her agent said she had been set to attempt to qualify for the field at Magnolia Grove. Police have not said if they suspect foul play. The coroner said a ruling on a cause of death was pending blood and tissue tests that could take four to six weeks to complete. She was 25. Jiyai Shin, No. 1 in the world rankings following Lorena Ochoa’s retirement two weeks ago after the Tres Marias Championship in Mexico, had a 70.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 14 1913 — Washington’s Walter Johnson gives up a run in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Browns to end his streak of 56 scoreless innings. The Senators win 10-5. 1920 — Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators records his 300th victory with a 9-8 win over the Detroit Tigers. 1967 — Mickey Mantle’s 500th home run, off Stu Miller, lifts the New York Yankees to a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. 1977 — The Montreal Canadiens edge the Boston Bruins 2-1 to win the Stanley Cup in four games. 1993 — Billy Mayfair shoots a 61, the 11th-best score in PGA Tour history, in the Byron Nelson Classic.

American League East Division

W Tampa Bay....................24 New York.......................22 Toronto..........................20 Boston...........................18 Baltimore.......................11

L 10 12 16 17 24

Central Division

W Minnesota......................22 Detroit............................20 Chicago.........................14 Cleveland.......................13 Kansas City...................12

L 12 15 20 19 23

Pct GB .706 — .647 2 .556 5 .514 6 1/2 .314 13 1/2 Pct GB .647 — .571 2 1/2 .412 8 .406 8 .343 10 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................20 15 .571 — Oakland.........................18 17 .514 2 Los Angeles..................15 21 .417 5 1/2 Seattle...........................13 21 .382 6 1/2 ——— Thursday’s Games Baltimore 6, Seattle 5 Detroit 6, N.Y. Yankees 0 Texas 2, Oakland 1, 12 innings Kansas City 6, Cleveland 4 Today’s Games Boston (Buchholz 3-3) at Detroit (Scherzer 1-3), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 0-3) at Baltimore (Guthrie 1-4), 6:05 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 4-1) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 4-1), 6:05 p.m. Texas (Harden 2-1) at Toronto (Cecil 2-2), 6:07 p.m. Seattle (Fister 2-1) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 3-2), 6:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 2-4) at Kansas City (Meche 0-4), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Braden 4-2) at L.A. Angels (J.Saunders 1-5), 9:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Minnesota (S.Baker 4-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 4-0), 12:05 p.m. Texas (Feldman 1-3) at Toronto (R.Romero 3-1), 12:07 p.m. Seattle (J.Vargas 3-2) at Tampa Bay (J.Shields 4-1), 4:10 p.m. Boston (Lester 3-2) at Detroit (Willis 1-1), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Talbot 4-2) at Baltimore (Matusz 2-3), 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 2-2) at Kansas City (Hochevar 3-1), 6:10 p.m. Oakland (Duchscherer 2-1) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 1-3), 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Boston (Lackey 4-1) at Detroit (Undecided), 12:05 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 3-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Mitre 0-1), 12:05 p.m. Texas (C.Lewis 3-1) at Toronto (Morrow 2-3), 12:07 p.m. Cleveland (Westbrook 1-2) at Baltimore (D.Hernandez 0-5), 12:35 p.m. Seattle (Cl.Lee 1-1) at Tampa Bay (Garza 5-1), 12:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Floyd 1-3) at Kansas City (Bannister 1-3), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 2-4), 2:35 p.m.

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................20 Washington....................20 New York.......................18 Florida............................17 Atlanta...........................16

L 13 15 17 18 18

Central Division

W St. Louis........................20 Cincinnati.......................19 Milwaukee......................15 Chicago.........................15 Pittsburgh......................14 Houston.........................13

L 15 15 19 20 20 21

West Division

Pct .606 .571 .514 .486 .471

GB — 1 3 4 4 1/2

Pct .571 .559 .441 .429 .412 .382

GB — 1/2 4 1/2 5 5 1/2 6 1/2

W San Diego.....................22 San Francisco...............18 Los Angeles..................17 Colorado........................16

L 12 15 17 18

Pct .647 .545 .500 .471

GB — 3 1/2 5 6




8 1/2s

——— Thursday’s Games Houston 4, St. Louis 1 San Diego 1, San Francisco 0 Florida 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Washington 14, Colorado 6, 8 innings Today’s Games Pittsburgh (Burres 2-1) at Chicago Cubs (Gorzelanny 1-4), 1:20 p.m. N.Y. Mets (O.Perez 0-2) at Florida (A.Sanchez 1-2), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 3-2) at Cincinnati (Harang 2-4), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 2-2) at Atlanta (Kawakami 0-6), 6:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Moyer 4-2) at Milwaukee (Wolf 3-2), 7:10 p.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 4-1) at Colorado (Jimenez 6-1), 9:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ra.Ortiz 1-1) at San Diego (Garland 4-2), 9:05 p.m. Houston (F.Paulino 0-5) at San Francisco (Wellemeyer 1-3), 9:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games Pittsburgh (Maholm 2-3) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 2-3), 12:05 p.m. Houston (Oswalt 2-4) at San Francisco (Lincecum 4-0), 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Blanton 0-2) at Milwaukee (Narveson 3-0), 4:10 p.m. Arizona (R.Lopez 1-2) at Atlanta (Hanson 3-2), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Maine 1-2) at Florida (N.Robertson 3-3), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 5-1) at Cincinnati (Leake 3-0), 6:10 p.m. Washington (Atilano 3-0) at Colorado (G.Smith 1-2), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-2) at San Diego (Correia 4-2), 7:35 p.m. Sunday’s Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-1) at Florida (Nolasco 3-2), 12:10 p.m. St. Louis (Penny 3-3) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 2-2), 12:10 p.m. Arizona (Haren 4-2) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 3-1), 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Lilly 1-3), 1:20 p.m. Washington (Olsen 2-1) at Colorado (Hammel 0-2), 2:10 p.m. Houston (Myers 2-2) at San Francisco (Zito 5-1), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 3-2) at San Diego (LeBlanc 2-0), 4:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 3-2) at Milwaukee (D.Davis 1-4), 7:05 p.m.


G AB R H Pct. MiCabrera Det................. 35 133 24 50 .376 Morneau Min................... 32 115 23 41 .357 ISuzuki Sea..................... 34 141 17 49 .348 Mauer Min....................... 26 95 14 33 .347 AJackson Det.................. 34 148 27 51 .345 Cano NYY....................... 34 129 26 43 .333 Gardner NYY................... 32 109 26 36 .330 Guerrero Tex................... 34 131 18 43 .328 Butler KC......................... 35 138 14 45 .326 Longoria TB..................... 34 132 31 43 .326 BATTING—MiCabrera, Detroit, .376; Morneau, Minnesota, .357; ISuzuki, Seattle, .348; Mauer,

The Vicksburg Post

Minnesota, .347; AJackson, Detroit, .345; Cano, New York, .333; Gardner, New York, .330. RUNS—Longoria, Tampa Bay, 31; AJackson, Detroit, 27; Youkilis, Boston, 27; Cano, New York, 26; Damon, Detroit, 26; Gardner, New York, 26; VWells, Toronto, 25. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 36; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 29; Guerrero, Texas, 28; Konerko, Chicago, 28; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 27; Teixeira, New York, 25; VWells, Toronto, 25. HITS—AJackson, Detroit, 51; MiCabrera, Detroit, 50; ISuzuki, Seattle, 49; Butler, Kansas City, 45; Cano, New York, 43; Guerrero, Texas, 43; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 43; Pedroia, Boston, 43; VWells, Toronto, 43. DOUBLES—MiCabrera, Detroit, 14; VWells, Toronto, 14; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 13; Pedroia, Boston, 13; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 12; 6 tied at 11. TRIPLES—AJackson, Detroit, 3; Maier, Kansas City, 3; Span, Minnesota, 3; 15 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—Konerko, Chicago, 13; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 10; Wigginton, Baltimore, 10; Cano, New York, 9; AnJones, Chicago, 9; VWells, Toronto, 9; 5 tied at 8. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 17; Gardner, New York, 16; Andrus, Texas, 14; RDavis, Oakland, 12; Podsednik, Kansas City, 12; Rios, Chicago, 11; ISuzuki, Seattle, 10. PITCHING—PHughes, New York, 5-0; Garza, Tampa Bay, 5-1; Price, Tampa Bay, 5-1; 15 tied at 4. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 59; CLewis, Texas, 49; JShields, Tampa Bay, 49; RRomero, Toronto, 47; Garza, Tampa Bay, 46; Morrow, Toronto, 46; FHernandez, Seattle, 46; Verlander, Detroit, 46. SAVES—Gregg, Toronto, 10; Valverde, Detroit, 10; NFeliz, Texas, 9; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 9; Papelbon, Boston, 9; Rauch, Minnesota, 9; Soria, Kansas City, 8; Aardsma, Seattle, 8.


G Ethier LAD....................... 32 Braun Mil......................... 32 Werth Phi........................ 33 CRuiz Phi........................ 28 Byrd ChC......................... 34 Theriot ChC..................... 33 ASoriano ChC................. 32 CGonzalez Col................ 28 Loney LAD...................... 34 McGehee Mil................... 32

AB 122 128 116 84 135 146 110 120 139 124

R 25 31 25 12 22 20 18 22 21 19

H 47 46 40 29 46 48 36 39 45 40

Pct. .385 .359 .345 .345 .341 .329 .327 .325 .324 .323

BATTING—Ethier, Los Angeles, .385; Braun, Milwaukee, .359; Werth, Philadelphia, .345; CRuiz, Philadelphia, .345; Byrd, Chicago, .341; Theriot, Chicago, .329; ASoriano, Chicago, .327. RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 31; Kemp, Los Angeles, 30; Utley, Philadelphia, 30; Reynolds, Arizona, 26; Ethier, Los Angeles, 25; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 25; Weeks, Milwaukee, 25; Werth, Philadelphia, 25. RBI—Ethier, Los Angeles, 37; McGehee, Milwaukee, 32; Cantu, Florida, 29; Braun, Milwaukee, 28; Heyward, Atlanta, 28; Pujols, St. Louis, 27; Reynolds, Arizona, 27; Werth, Philadelphia, 27; CYoung, Arizona, 27. HITS—Theriot, Chicago, 48; Ethier, Los Angeles, 47; Braun, Milwaukee, 46; Byrd, Chicago, 46; Loney, Los Angeles, 45; Prado, Atlanta, 44; Headley, San Diego, 42; Pujols, St. Louis, 42. DOUBLES—Werth, Philadelphia, 18; Byrd, Chicago, 14; Pujols, St. Louis, 12; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 12; Loney, Los Angeles, 11; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 11; ASoriano, Chicago, 11; Zimmerman, Washington, 11. TRIPLES—Morgan, Washington, 5; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 4; Victorino, Philadelphia, 4; Bay, New York, 3; Bruce, Cincinnati, 3; SDrew, Arizona, 3; Fowler, Colorado, 3; CGonzalez, Colorado, 3; Pagan, New York, 3; Venable, San Diego, 3. HOME RUNS—Ethier, Los Angeles, 11; KJohnson, Arizona, 10; Reynolds, Arizona, 10; Barajas, New York, 9; Heyward, Atlanta, 8; Utley, Philadelphia, 8; Votto, Cincinnati, 8; Zimmerman, Washington, 8. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 11; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 10; Headley, San Diego, 9; Venable, San Diego, 9; 7 tied at 8. PITCHING—Clippard, Washington, 7-1; Halladay, Philadelphia, 6-1; Jimenez, Colorado, 6-1; Zito, San Francisco, 5-1; Wainwright, St. Louis, 5-1; DLowe, Atlanta, 5-3; 11 tied at 4. STRIKEOUTS—Lincecum, San Francisco, 64; Haren, Arizona, 60; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 56; JoJohnson, Florida, 54; Carpenter, St. Louis, 52; Halladay, Philadelphia, 52; Hamels, Philadelphia, 49; Jimenez, Colorado, 49. SAVES—Capps, Washington, 14; Cordero, Cincinnati, 11; HBell, San Diego, 10; Lindstrom, Houston, 9; BrWilson, San Francisco, 7; Franklin, St. Louis, 7; Nunez, Florida, 7.

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Tennessee (Cubs).........21 West Tenn (Mariners)...17 Huntsville (Brewers)......17 Chattanooga (Dodgers).15 Carolina (Reds).............14

L 13 16 17 19 20

Pct. .618 .515 .500 .441 .412

GB — 3 1/2 4 6 7

W L Pct. Jacksonville (Marlins)....23 10 .697 Montgomery (Rays).......19 14 .576 Mississippi (Braves)...17 17 .500 Mobile (Diamondbacks).17 17 .500 Bham (White Sox).........8 25 .242 ——— Thursday’s Games Jacksonville 2, Birmingham 1, 10 innings Montgomery 2, Huntsville 0 West Tenn 6, Mobile 4 Mississippi 11, Chattanooga 5 Carolina 5, Tennessee 3 Today’s Games Birmingham at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Huntsville at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Mobile at West Tenn, 7:05 p.m. Mississippi at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Carolina at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games Tennessee at Huntsville, 6 p.m. Jacksonville at Carolina, 5:15 p.m. Montgomery at Birmingham, 6:30 p.m. West Tenn at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Chattanooga at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Tennessee at Huntsville, 2 p.m. Jacksonville at Carolina, 2 p.m. West Tenn at Mississippi, 3:05 p.m. Montgomery at Birmingham, 3:05 p.m. Chattanooga at Mobile, 6:05 p.m.

GB — 4 6 1/2 6 1/2 15

South Division

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college baseball


Southeastern Conference East


Team Overall SEC South Carolina..............38-11............................17-7 Florida............................34-12............................17-7 Vanderbilt......................35-13..........................12-10 Tennessee.....................28-21..........................11-13 Kentucky........................26-23............................9-15 Georgia..........................14-33............................3-19


Team Overall SEC Arkansas........................38-11............................16-8 Ole Miss.......................35-15............................15-9 Auburn...........................33-16............................15-9 LSU................................34-15..........................12-12 Alabama........................29-20..........................10-14 Mississippi St..............21-28............................5-18 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games LSU at Kentucky, 5:30 p.m. Tennessee at Auburn, 6:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Alabama, 6:35 p.m. South Carolina at Arkansas, 6:35 p.m. Georgia at Florida, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Georgia at Florida, Noon LSU at Kentucky, 2 p.m. Vanderbilt at Mississippi St., 2 p.m. South Carolina at Arkansas, 2:05 p.m. Tennessee at Auburn, 3 p.m. Ole Miss at Alabama, 3:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games LSU at Kentucky, Noon Georgia at Florida, Noon Tennessee at Auburn, 1 p.m. South Carolina at Arkansas, 1:05 p.m. Vanderbilt at Mississippi St., 1:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Alabama, 2:05 p.m.


(Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 3 April 30: Pittsburgh 6, Montreal 3 May 2: Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 1 May 4: Pittsburgh 2, Montreal 0 May 6: Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 2 May 8: Pittsburgh 2, Montreal 1 Monday’s Game: Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 3 Wednesday’s Game: Montreal 5, Pittsburgh 2 Boston 3, Philadelphia 3 May 1: Boston 5, Philadelphia 4, OT May 3: Boston 3, Philadelphia 2 May 5: Boston 4, Philadelphia 1 May 7: Philadelphia 5, Boston 4, OT Monday’s Game: Philadelphia 4, Boston 0 Wednesday’s Game: Philadelphia 2, Boston 1 Today’s Game: Philadelphia at Boston, 6 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 4, Vancouver 2 May 1: Vancouver 5, Chicago 1 May 3: Chicago 4, Vancouver 2 May 5: Chicago 5, Vancouver 2 May 7: Chicago 7, Vancouver 4 May 9: Vancouver 4, Chicago 1 Tuesday’s Game: Chicago 5, Vancouver 1 San Jose 4, Detroit 1 April 29: San Jose 4, Detroit 3 May 2: San Jose 4, Detroit 3 May 4: San Jose 4, Detroit 3, OT May 6: Detroit 7, San Jose 1 May 8: San Jose 2, Detroit 1


EASTERN CONFERENCE Sunday’s Game: Montreal at Boston or Philadelphia, 6 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Sunday’s Game: Chicago at San Jose, 2 p.m.



Team Overall C-USA Rice...............................30-19............................13-5 Southern Miss.............29-17............................11-7 Memphis........................25-24..........................11-10 Marshall.........................22-26..........................11-10 Tulane............................29-20............................8-10 East Carolina.................28-21............................8-10 UAB...............................25-22............................8-10 Central Florida...............29-19............................7-11 Houston.........................20-27............................7-11 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games East Carolina at Central Florida, 5:30 p.m. Marshall at Houston, 5:30 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma, 6:30 p.m. Tulane at UAB, 6:30 p.m. Southern Miss at Rice, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Southern Miss at Rice, 2 p.m. Tulane at UAB, 2 p.m. East Carolina at Central Florida, 3 p.m. Marshall at Houston, 5:30 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma, 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games East Carolina at Central Florida, 10 a.m. Marshall at Houston, 10 a.m. Memphis at Oklahoma, 1 p.m. Southern Miss at Rice, 1 p.m. Tulane at UAB, 1 p.m.

Sprint Cup Schedule

Conference USA

prep baseball ST. ALOYSIUS 6, CATHEDRAL 2

St. Aloysius..............................600 000 0 — 6 7 1 Cathedral..................................000 001 1 — 2 6 2 WP-Stephen Evans (10-4), LP-Aaron White (3-2). 2B-Ryno Martin-Nez (SA), Evans (SA), Justin Rushing (SA), Caleb Upton (C), Rudy Lazarus (C). Multiple hits-Upton (C) 2.



EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 4, Cleveland 2 (x-if neccessary) May 1: Cleveland 101, Boston 93 May 3: Boston 104, Cleveland 86 May 7: Cleveland 124, Boston 95 May 9: Boston 97, Cleveland 87 Tuesday’s Game: Boston 120, Cleveland 88 Thursday’s Game: Boston 95, Cleveland 84 Orlando 4, Atlanta 0 May 4: Orlando 114, Atlanta 71 May 6: Orlando 112, Atlanta 98 May 8: Orlando 105, Atlanta 75 Monday’s Game: Orlando 98, Atlanta 84 WESTERN CONFERENCE Phoenix 4, San Antonio 0 May 3: Phoenix 111, San Antonio 102 May 5: Phoenix 110, San Antonio 102 May 7: Phoenix 110, San Antonio 96 May 9: Phoenix 107, San Antonio 101 L.A. Lakers 4, Utah 0 May 2: L.A. Lakers 104, Utah 99 May 4: L.A. Lakers 111, Utah 103 May 8: L.A. Lakers 111, Utah 110 Monday’s Game: L.A. Lakers 111, Utah 96


EASTERN CONFERENCE Orlando vs. Boston Sunday’s Game: Boston at Orlando, 2:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE L.A. Lakers vs. Phoenix May 17: Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. May 19: Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m.


CLEVELAND (85) James 8-21 9-12 27, Jamison 2-10 1-2 5, O’Neal 4-7 3-6 11, M.Williams 8-18 5-5 22, Parker 2-4 1-2 7, West 0-2 3-4 3, Varejao 2-7 2-2 6, Ilgauskas 1-2 0-0 2, Moon 1-2 0-1 2, Hickson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-73 24-34 85. BOSTON (94) Pierce 4-13 2-2 13, Garnett 11-19 0-0 22, Perkins 1-1 4-8 6, Rondo 9-15 3-7 21, R.Allen 2-8 4-4 8, T.Allen 3-8 4-6 10, Wallace 4-8 3-4 13, Davis 0-3 1-2 1, Finley 0-2 0-0 0, Daniels 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-77 21-33 94. Cleveland 22 27 18 18 — 85 Boston 25 26 25 18 — 94 3-Point Goals—Cleveland 5-17 (Parker 2-3, James 2-4, M.Williams 1-4, Moon 0-1, West 0-1, Varejao 0-1, Jamison 0-3), Boston 5-17 (Pierce 3-5, Wallace 2-4, Finley 0-1, Rondo 0-1, T.Allen 0-1, R.Allen 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Cleveland 59 (James 19), Boston 51 (Garnett 12). Assists—Cleveland 17 (James 10), Boston 24 (Rondo 12). Total Fouls—Cleveland 22, Boston 26. Technicals—O’Neal, Cleveland defensive three second, Perkins, Wallace, Boston defensive three second. A—18,624 (18,624).

Through May 8 May 1 — Crown Royal Presents The Heath Calhoun 400 (Kyle Busch) May 8 — Showtime Southern 500 (Denny Hamlin) May 16 — Autism Speaks 400, Dover, Del. May 22 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 22 — x-Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 30 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 6 — Gillette Fusion 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 13 — Heluva Good! 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 20 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. June 27 — Lenox Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 3 — Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. x-Non-points race

Sprint Cup Standings

Through May 8 1. Kevin Harvick.............................................. 1,622 2. Jimmie Johnson.......................................... 1,512 3. Kyle Busch.................................................. 1,509 4. Jeff Gordon................................................. 1,475 5. Matt Kenseth............................................... 1,472 6. Denny Hamlin............................................. 1,458 7. Greg Biffle.................................................... 1,431 8. Kurt Busch.................................................. 1,420 9. Jeff Burton.................................................. 1,394 10. Mark Martin............................................... 1,357 11. Carl Edwards............................................ 1,345 12. Dale Earnhardt Jr...................................... 1,318 13. Martin Truex Jr......................................... 1,302 14. Ryan Newman.......................................... 1,280 15. Clint Bowyer.............................................. 1,280 ———

Camping World schedule Feb. 13 — NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Timothy Peters) March 6 — E-Z-GO 200 (Kevin Harvick) March 27 — Kroger 250, Martinsville, Va. (Kevin Harvick) April 2 — Nashville 200, Lebanon, Tenn. (Kyle Busch) May 2 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 250, Kansas City, Kan. (Johnny Sauter) May 14 — Dover 200, Dover, Del. May 21 — North Carolina Education Lottery 200, Concord, N.C. June 4 — WinStar World Casino 400k, Fort Worth, Texas

Camping World Standings 1. Timothy Peters................................................ 760 2. Todd Bodine................................................... 738 3. Aric Almirola.................................................... 730 4. Ron Hornaday Jr............................................ 663 5. Johnny Sauter................................................. 643 6. Matt Crafton.................................................... 626 7. Jason White.................................................... 607 8. Ricky Carmichael............................................ 605 (tie) Austin Dillon................................................. 605 10. Mike Skinner................................................. 592

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-6-3 La. Pick 4: 0-8-3-7 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-6-5 La. Pick 4: 5-4-8-9 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-6-3 La. Pick 4: 3-4-7-9 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-3-1 La. Pick 4: 3-2-8-2 Easy 5: 2-6-9-10-31 La. Lotto: 6-12-16-22-37-40 Powerball: 37-51-52-53-58 Powerball: 38; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-0-4 La. Pick 4: 0-3-2-6 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-4-8 La. Pick 4: 2-9-9-2 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-5-4 La. Pick 4: 6-5-7-8 Easy 5: 1-15-17-25-37 La. Lotto: 4-19-23-30-33-34 Powerball: 5-22-34-41-57 Powerball: 31; Power play: 5

Friday, May 14, 2010

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Rondo, Celtics polish off Cavaliers

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San Diego Padres shortstop Jerry Hairston Jr. makes an offbalance throw to get San Francisco Giants’ Matt Downs out during the third inning Thursday.

Latos pitches Padres past archrival Giants By The Associated Press Mat Latos pitched a one-hitter, allowing just a sixth-inning single that deflected off him, and also drove in the lone run to lead the San Diego Padres over the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Thursday for a three-game sweep. Latos (3-3) retired the first 15 batters. Eli Whiteside opened the sixth with a one hopper that hit off Latos’ glove hand and bounced toward shortstop. Third baseman Chase Headley’s throw to first wasn’t in time. The Padres swept the Giants in their ballpark for the first time since May 27-29, 2005 — and for the second time this season. Latos ran his scorelessinnings streak to 18 as he outdueled lefty Jonathan Sanchez (2-3), who no-hit San Diego here last July 10, to win his second straight start and get his first career complete game. He struck out six and didn’t walk a batter in a 106-pitch gem that ended in 2 hours, 6 minutes.

Astros 4, Cardinals 1 Bud Norris shut down St. Louis for the fourth straight time, Hunter Pence hit a three-run homer after a testy exchange and Houston wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Cardinals. The Cardinals have lost seven of nine.

Nationals 14, Rockies 6 Ryan Zimmerman hit two homers and drove in a careerhigh six runs, helping the Nationals to a win over the Rockies in a game called after eight innings due to a steady rain.

Marlins 2, Mets 1 Cody Ross scored from third base on a wild pitch by Fernando Nieve with one out in

mlb the ninth inning, and the Marlins beat the Mets.

Royals 6, Indians 4 The Kansas City Royals fired manager Trey Hillman immediately after Zack Greinke earned his first win in eight starts over the Cleveland Indians. Alberto Callaspo hit a threerun homer and the Royals snapped a seven-game skid by roughing up Cleveland starter David Huff (1-5) and giving Greinke (1-4) his most run support of the season. The hard-luck right-hander made the most of it, winning for the first time since September by allowing up three runs in six innings. The 47-year-old Hillman was in his third season with Kansas City and went 152-207. Former Brewers manager Ned Yost, who had joined the Royals’ front office in January took over the 12-23 team.

Tigers 6, Yankees 0 Justin Verlander pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Miguel Cabrera tagged CC Sabathia and the Tigers handed the Yankees just their second series loss of the season.

Orioles 6, Mariners 5 Luke Scott hit a grand slam to cap a five-run eighth inning against reliever Brandon League, and the Orioles held on to beat Seattle when left fielder Corey Patterson nailed Josh Wilson at the plate for the final out.

Rangers 2, Athletics 1 Vladimir Guerrero delivered an RBI single in the 12th inning and the Rangers beat Oakland in a game in which one balk became a base hit and another led to the ejection of the Texas catcher.

Detroit Tigers outfielder Miguel Cabrera, left, is congratulated by Brennan Boesch after hitting a solo home run off of New York Yankees starter CC Sabathia Thursday.

BOSTON (AP) — Knocking the Cavaliers out of the playoffs was one thing. What Kevin Garnett did next could be even more damaging to the fragile Cleveland psyche. Looking back on his own path from high school to the NBA, where he languished in Minnesota for the first dozen years of his career, Garnett advised James to put loyalty to the Cavaliers aside and do what’s best for himself and his family. Noting the similarity in the two situations, Garnett said, “If I could go back and do my situation over, knowing what I know now with this organization, I’d have done it a little sooner.” “Loyalty is something that hurts you at times because you can’t get youth back,” said Garnett, who advanced past the first round of the playoffs just once before winning the title with the Celtics in 2008, his first year in Boston. “I just told him, ‘Keep your head up, man. I’ve been there. You have a very, very, very bright future. Continue to work and make decisions based on you and your family.”’ Garnett scored 22 points and added 12 rebounds on Thursday night as the Celtics beat Cleveland 94-85 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals to advance to a thirdround matchup with the Orlando Magic. The conference finals begin Sunday in Orlando. Rajon Rondo had 21 points and 12 assists for Boston, and Paul Pierce scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half after playing just nine minutes — and shooting 1-for-5 — in the first with foul trouble. James is headed for another early offseason after winning a second MVP award and leading the Cavs to an NBA-best 61 wins and a home-court advantage they never got to use. “The fact that it’s over right now is definitely a surprise to me,” said James, who had his sixth career playoff triple-double. “A friend of mine told me, ’I guess you’ve got

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Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett dunks as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James watches during the second half in Game 6 Thursday. The Celtics won 94-85.

nba playoffs to go through a lot of nightmares before you realize your dream.’ That’s what’s going on for me individually right now.” James is eligible to opt out of his contract this summer, a move that would make the two-time MVP — and zerotime NBA champion — a free agent and set off a scramble for his services from New York to Miami to Los Angeles and, of course, back in Cleveland. “I want to win. That’s my only thing, my only concern,” James said. “I’ve always prided myself — it’s all about winning for me and I think the Cavs are committed to doing that. But at the same time, I’ve given myself options to this point. Me and my team, we

Free agency looms for LeBron James BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James finally gave a definitive answer about his future. “I’m going to continue to get better throughout the offseason like I always do and I’ll come back a better player next season,” he said. But where? James wasn’t ready to speculate about that Thursday night, not when he was still in so much pain. Pain from a strained right elbow that kept him from dominating as he so often does. Pain from another early exit that means he’s still not a champion — and maybe never will be in Cleveland. “Kind of still trying to figure out what went wrong in this series or things that we did right,” James said. “We’ll see what happens.” All of Cleveland is waiting. Helped by James’ costly turnover early in the fourth quarter, the Boston Celtics pulled away to beat the Cavaliers 94-85, ending the Eastern Conference semifinal series and starting Cleveland’s summer of anxiety. James had his sixth postseason triple-double, finishing with 27 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists. He did all he could for the Cavaliers. Perhaps that’s the last he’ll ever do for them. James said a friend told him that you have to go through a lot of nightmares before you accomplish your dreams. The kid from Akron will have to determine if those dreams can ever come in Cavs colors. “I want to win. That’s my only thing, my only concern,” James said. “It’s all about winning for me and I think the Cavs are committed to doing that, but at the same time I’ve given myself options to this point.” Battling a sore elbow and a

former champion that believes it has another title in it, James struggled for most of the last three games. Still, he looked ready to bring the Cavs back in this one, hitting consecutive 3-pointers to cut Boston’s lead to four at 78-74 with 9:35 left. He was dribbling with little pressure on the Cavs’ next possession when he suddenly lost the ball. Rajon Rondo grabbed the loose ball and turned it into a layup, igniting a gamebreaking 10-0 run that made it 88-74. All that was left from there were a few more taunts about James’ future — specifically, that it might not be in Cleveland. The Cavaliers knew they were on the clock from the moment James signed his last contract in July 2006. Rather than go for the maximum length of six years, he chose the option to become a free agent this summer. Boston’s Kevin Garnett, who spent many losing years in Minnesota without asking out before finally getting traded to Boston in 2007, seemed to think leaving home might be best for James. “Loyalty is something that hurts you at times because you can’t get youth back,” Garnett said, adding that if he’d known how things would be when he got out to Boston, “I’d have done it a little sooner.” Cleveland worked feverishly to build a team that would be too good for James to consider walking away from, but all it’s managed was a great regular season, one that’s never really come all that close to a title. The Cavs were easily swept aside in the 2007 NBA finals, lost in the second round twice in the last three years to Boston, and were upset by Orlando in last year’s conference finals.

have a game plan that we’ll execute and we’ll see where we’re at.” James scored 27 points with 10 assists, and his 19 rebounds matched a career high and were the most he’s ever had in a playoff game. But he also had nine turnovers, and he may have been hobbled by an elbow injury that limited him to dunks and short jumpers, going 8 for 21 from the floor overall. Mo Williams scored 20 of his 22 points in the first half for the Cavaliers, who for the second straight year finished the regular season with the No. 1 overall seed but failed to get out of the East. Last year, they lost to Orlando in the conference finals, an exit that left James so shaken he skulked off the court without shaking


hands. This year, he might not stop until he finds himself in a new city. James seemed like he couldn’t wait to slip off his Cavaliers jersey, pulling it off as soon as he reached the tunnel to the locker room. He casually flipped it to an attendant moments after he walked into the dressing room. Cavs forward Anderson Varejao said he doesn’t think the lack of a championship would taint James’ legacy if he leaves, even in a city that hasn’t won a major sports championship since the Browns won it all in 1964. “I think he will be remembered for all the good he did,” Varejao said. “It would be tough for everybody to lose LeBron, but it’s his decision and he knows what to do.” Coach Mike Brown’s future with the Cavs also appears uncertain. After a second straight postseason flameout, there’s no guarantee management will bring him back for a sixth season. Same goes for the hired guns brought in to help James. Shaquille O’Neal finished his first — and maybe last — season with the Cavaliers with 11 points against the Celtics. Antawn Jamison, acquired at the trade deadline from Washington, had just five points. The sold-out Boston crowd taunted James’ every free throw with a chant of “New York Knicks!” and fans wore Knicks jerseys with his name on them. The only “M-V-P!” cheers were not for James, who was the league’s best player in the regular season, but for Rondo, who was the best player in this series. The Celtics had missed their first eight 3-point attempts when Pierce hit a 3 that gave them a 65-58 lead with 4:06 left in the third. It was 67-61 when Rasheed Wallace hit a 3-pointer, and then Ray Allen stole James’ pass and got the ball to Pierce for another 3 that completed a 16-4 run.


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Vickers will sit out Sunday’s Dover race NASCAR driver Brian Vickers was being treated Thursday for an undisclosed medical condition that will prevent him from racing this weekend at Dover International Speedway. Red Bull Racing said Vickers was hospitalized Wednesday night and being held for further testing. The team did not reveal where he was hospitalized, although Vickers was scheduled to visit Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., on Thursday and tour the Capitol with U.S. Rep Doc Hastings. Red Bull said Casey Mears will replace Vickers this weekend in the No. 83 Toyota. “It is unfortunate that I will not be able to participate in the Dover race,” Vickers said in a statement. “Casey is a good friend of mine, and I know he


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS will do his best for the No. 83 team this weekend. Red Bull general manager Jay Frye called Vickers’ illness a “minor setback.” “Our main concern right now is with Brian and his health and recovery,” Frye said. “All things are looking good at the moment, this is just a minor setback. We appreciate Casey filling in this weekend and know he will represent the team well.” The 26-year-old Vickers is in his seventh full season racing in NASCAR’s elite Sprint Cup Series. He’s currently ranked 20th in the standings, but only 160 points out of the 12th Chase qualifying position.

Golf Continued from Page B1. two bunkers on the par-5 18th. “The whole course is tough, one through 18,” Campbell said. “The winds were also pretty gnarly, especially for us.” St. Al has been dominant this season and has not

trailed any match. They’ve beaten all their small school foes by large margins, including Cathedral. “We’ve beaten Cathedral twice already this year and I think the smallest margin was 32 strokes,” Ingram said. “We can get it get together.”

Spring Continued from Page B1. played quarterback, the rising senior has done a good job picking up the position, Smithhart said. “Ford Biedenharn has really been doing well for us,” Smithhart said. “Carlton Campbell, just got back from tennis, and he’s doing a great job. Mack Jones, running the ball for us, is doing well.” The biggest change will be

the new fieldhouse, which is already casting a shadow over the playing surface. By fall camp, the facility, which will contain coaches’ offices, a weight room and a locker room, will be move-in ready. “It’s going to help us a lot,” Smithhart said. “With all of the coaches up in each other’s space, it’ll make things a lot easier.”

Bad luck plagues Burton By Jenna Fryer AP auto racing writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeff Burton couldn’t have known in February, when he came up short at California on his chance to put eventual winner Jimmie Johnson a lap down, about all the missed opportunities there would be this season. A brake failure at Atlanta, then a cut tire at Martinsville. There were pit road violations at Phoenix and Texas, and one of those unavoidable racing incidents at Talladega. Then came Saturday night at Darlington Raceway, where Burton had a car capable of battling Denny Hamlin for the victory. Instead, miscommunication on the final pit stop caused Burton to run over his air hose — a gaffe that drew an immediate NASCAR penalty and instantly took him out of contention. “Mistakes like tonight’s don’t win championships,” he said after the race. “We had a fast car, one that was capable of winning, and a pit road mistake cost us a chance at a win.” That’s been the recurring theme to Burton’s season. He’s led laps in eight of 11 races this year, but has just four top-10 finishes to show for it. He could have celebrated multiple wins already this season, but is instead riding a 52-race winless streak dating to October 2008. So there’s no way Saturday night was anything short of heartbreaking for Burton, who was long gone by the time Hamlin began his third victory celebration of the season. That so easily could have been Burton, whose hard luck and near-misses have been overshadowed by the similar struggles of fourtime champion Jeff Gordon. But for all the talk about

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Scott Speed (82) and Jeff Burton slide through the grass during the Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499 race at Talladega Superspeedway on April 25.

nascar how close Gordon has been this season, there’s been little mention of how the door often was opened Jeff by Burton’s Burton own bad luck. At Martinsville, for example, Burton led 140 laps and seemed to have the race in the bag until he ran over something on the track and cut his tire. Burton faded to 20th and it was Gordon who moved into the lead on the final restart, only to lose to Hamlin in a wild two-lap sprint to the finish. Burton was flagged for pitting outside the box at Phoenix — another race that Gordon lost late — and he was penalized at Texas for a commitment violation. Still, Burton was leading there late until a nine-car acci-

Flashes Continued from Page B1. had reached on a single. After a walk to Reed Evans, Stephen Evans smashed a double to left center. MartinNez scored, but Reed Evans was gunned down on a good throw from center field. Regan Nosser kept White’s misery going with a hit to left and Judson Gatling followed with a single over third base to score Stephen Evans for a 4-0 lead. That was all for White. Reliever and potential Game 2 starter Tyler Morrison took over. Justin Rushing greeted him with a double to right center to score Nosser and Gatling to complete the six-spot. As bad as White was in his 1⁄3 of an inning, Morrison was that good. He allowed just one single, a fourth inning knock by Brendan Beesley, the rest of the way. “Tyler really held us in there and kept us in the game. He held them to six and I thought we could chip away at it. But we never made a run at them,” Cathedral coach Craig Beesley said. “We went after pitches we shouldn’t had even been swinging at. We didn’t do well when we got people on and that meant we couldn’t play small ball and move people around,” Beesley said. St. Al coach Clint Wilkerson was happy with Evans’ pitching, his defense and the six-run first inning, but the flailing away against Morrison bugged him. “We just didn’t do a good job of adjusting offensively.

He was a crafty lefty, but we should’ve been able to go back up the middle,” Wilkerson said. Martin-Nez had another discription. “He was god-awfully slow. You just try and sit back, sit back, but basically, we got ourselves out,” Martin-Nez said. Still, St. Al’s defense, which made just one error, was stout. In the bottom of the sixth, when the Green Waves finally broke through with a run, a 4-6-3 double play got Evans out of the inning with a 6-1 lead. In the seventh, he allowed a one-out double to Rudy Lazarus and a single to Hunter Foster. Then his defense came up big again. Evans induced a ground ball to White to second. Rushing threw over to first to get the sure out as Lazarus scored. Martin-Nez then saw Waring, his shortstop, motion to throw back. Foster was late getting back to the bag. “I saw Pierson wanted me to throw over, so I did, and we caught him,” Martin-Nez said. “He looked a little lost,” Evans said of Foster, whose out ended the game. Evans finished with four strikeouts and did not walk a batter. “He got ahead of hitters and had no walks. And we made great plays behind him all night,” Wilkerson said. “That’s something I always preach and tonight, it got us a big win.”

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dent brought out a lengthy red flag. The handling on his Chevrolet went away after the break, and Burton faded from first to 12th in another Hamlin victory. Asked about all those annoying issues before Darlington, Burton seemed to foreshadow what was still to come. “We are doing the things we need to do. We are leading laps, running in the front. We’re putting ourselves in position to win,” he said. “We’ve put ourselves in position to lose, too. By having a good race car, our weaknesses have come out a little bit. We’ve got to get better. We’ve made some mistakes that have put us in positions that we didn’t need to be in.” Burton had just traded the lead with Hamlin in the Southern 500 when caution came out and they pitted for the final time. Burton was the third car back on the track, but NASCAR called him back to the pits to serve a stop-and-go penalty for

running over his air hose. It dropped him to 13th on the restart with 20 laps left, and he had to charge hard to salvage an eighth-place finish. “We are capable of winning races and we will win races,” Burton said. “We’ll get it together and we’ll go race next week.” Adding to Burton’s frustrations is that winning just one of those races this year would have gotten him into the May 22 All-Star race. He’ll have two more chances to race his way in, this weekend at Dover and then in a qualifying event prior to the All-Star race. He has nothing to be embarrassed about this season, though, which is shaping up to be a resurgence for Richard Childress Racing. Kevin Harvick ended his own 115-race winless streak with a victory at Talladega and is the current Sprint Cup Series points leader, Burton is ninth in the standings.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Unforgiven” — An old gunslinger, Clint Eastwood, his expartner, Morgan Freeman, and a quick-draw kid go bounty hunting in a town called Big Whiskey./7 on AMC n SPORTS NHL — It all comes down to Game 7 as the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins aim for a trip to the Eastern Conference finals./6 on Versus n PRIMETIME Clint Eastwood “Friday Night Lights” — A controversy at West Dillon puts a star player on the Lions’ roster; Eric tries to re-energize his demoralized team; Tim finds a new living situation in an unlikely place./7 on NBC

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS George Lucas, movie producer, 66; Meg Foster, actress, 62; David Byrne, rock singer, 58; Robert Zemeckis, movie director, 58; Tim Roth, actor, 49; Ian Astbury, rock singer, 48; Cate Blanchett, actress, 41; Sofia Coppola, movie writer-director, 39; Amber Tamblyn, actress, 27; Miranda Cosgrove, actress, 17. n DEATH Edward Uhl — The man who helped invent the bazooka during World War II and later led the aerospace company Fairchild Industries Inc. has died. He was 92. Stepson George Hatcher said Thursday that Uhl died Sunday in Oxford, Md., of complications from a stroke he suffered three years earlier. In 1942, as an Army first lieutenant with an engineering degree, Uhl helped develop a shoulder-fired rocket launcher nicknamed the bazooka because it resembled a tube-shaped musical instrument. Uhl joined Fairchild as president in 1961. He oversaw its transformation from a military aircraft manufacturer to an aerospace giant before retiring as chairman in 1985. Fairchild’s products included the A-10 Thunderbolt II, an airplane nicknamed the warthog that was used against Iraqi tanks in the first Gulf War.


Lil Wayne accused of breaking jail rules Lil Wayne’s efforts to keep up the beat behind bars have gotten him in trouble in jail, an official said Thursday. The Grammy Award-winning rapper faces potential discipline after jail officers found a charger and headphones for a digital music player stashed in a potato chip bag in his cell Monday, city Correction Department spokesman Stephen Morello said. Lil Wayne is serving a yearLil long sentence after pleading guilty to a gun Wayne charge. The items are considered contraband, as inmates can listen to music only on radios and headphones sold at the jail commissary. Lil Wayne’s lawyer, Stacey Richman, had no immediate comment Thursday. Officers said the music player itself turned up in another inmate’s nearby cell. Both men were charged with infractions that aren’t crimes and will be subject to a jail disciplinary process, not a court. Punishments can include being segregated from other inmates. Lil Wayne began serving his term in March in the city’s Rikers Island jail complex. He pleaded guilty in October to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, admitting he had a loaded semiautomatic gun on his bus in 2007. The 27-year-old rapper hasn’t had any previous disciplinary problems in jail, where he works as an “inmate observation aide,” Morello said. The job entails engaging with other inmates deemed at risk of suicide.

Anna Nicole Smith’s belongings for sale Anna Nicole Smith’s former boyfriend is unloading 250 personal belongings from her estate at a Las Vegas auction. The items Larry Birkhead is auctioning include outfits worn by the late model, paintings and a collection of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia. Birkhead said it cost more than $100,000 to store Smith’s things for three years so it makes sense to get rid of some. Proceeds will go to charity and a trust fund for the daughter Birkhead had with Smith, Dan- Larry Birkhead and his nielynn Birkhead. daughter, Dannielynn Helping Birkhead with the Birkhead auction is former Smith attorney and partner Howard K. Stern, the executor of her estate. Julien’s Auctions will run the sale June 26 at Planet Hollywood. Smith was the 1993 Playboy Playmate of the Year. The Texas native became a clothing model before landing her own reality TV show. She died in 2007.

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Movie ‘The Help’ to be filmed in Greenwood

Producer of film is Mississippi native Brunson Green By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — Brunson Green, a producer known on the independent film circuit for movies that include “Chicken Party” and “Pretty Ugly People,” said he had to fight to get his first major studio picture shot in his home state of Mississippi. D r e a m Wo r k s S tu d i o s announced Thursday that the “The Help,” based on the 2009 best-seller by Kathryn Stockett, will mostly be shot in Greenwood, even though it’s set in 1960s Jackson. “It was really hard for us to bring the film to Mississippi, but state officials worked to make that happen,” Green said Thursday. No doubt, the state’s film incentive program helped to persuade the filmmakers. The production companies will receive a rebate of 20 percent of all expenditures, said Mississippi Development Authority spokesman Sally Williams. The maximum rebate is $8 million, she said.

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DreamWorks Studios announced Thursday that the “The Help,” based on the 2009 best-seller by Kathryn Stockett, will mostly be shot in Greenwood, even though it’s set in 1960s Jackson.

A local incentive of about $40,000 in private money will help cover the costs of a costume warehouse and the construction of new offices, said Bill Crump, chairman of the Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Economic Development Foundation. While the majority of the movie will be filmed in Greenwood, Brunson said a few scenes also will be shot in Jackson and other cities in north Mississippi. The book is a tale about black maids living in Jackson in the 1960s as the civil rights movement was taking shape. Stockett said her “heart would be broken” if it was filmed anywhere but Mississippi. Greenwood is a rural city

with a population of about 18,000, in the impoverished Delta region known for blues music and cotton fields. Apparently, that’s what appealed to producers. “We looked for a town that had a lot of similar aspects of Jackson in the 1960s and Greenwood fit the bill,” Brunson said. “Jackson had explosive growth in the late ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, so a lot of the architectural elements that were featured in the book no longer exist.” Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams said the production crew will film around Baptist Town, the neighborhood where blues legend Robert Johnson lived before his death in 1938. A ballroom scene will be filmed at the

‘Highwaymen’ folk singer Fisher dies at 69 NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Fisher, the lead singer of the Highwaymen, the popular 1960s folk group whose hit song “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore” soared to the top of the music charts, has died. He was 69. Fisher died May 7 at his home in Rye, N.Y., of a bone marrow disease, his wife, Dr. Elaine K. Haagen, said Thursday. Fisher was a freshman at Wesleyan University in Connecticut in 1958 when he and four other fellow students formed the band. United Artists released Fisher’s arrangement of the spiritual “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore” while they were still in school. It soared to the top of the best-seller chart under the title “Michael,” earning the group a gold record. Other hits followed, including “Cotton Fields” and “The Gypsy Rover,” as did appearances on Ed Sullivan’s and Johnny Carson’s shows. The group began to frequently play the Gaslight Cafe in New York’s Greenwich Village section and came into contact with such greats as Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton and Buffy Sainte Marie. They disbanded in 1964 but came together again in 1987 for a concert for their 25th college reunion. Since then, they have performed 10-12 concerts a year, said Ken Greengrass, the group’s longtime manager. The band last performed together in August in Massachusetts. Fisher “was writing 99 percent of the music and doing the vocal arrangements” for the band, Greengrass said, in addition to being its lead singer. Fisher was only member of the band to make music his profession, working as a songwriter, arranger and producer for movies and television shows such as the “Fall Guy.” “The sound of the Highwaymen was Fisher,” said Greengrass, who has managed Art Garfunkel and other artists. “His tenor made the group very recognizable.” Before Fisher died, the group had been discussing a number of projects, including a PBS special and a Woodstock-like

men’s recording of their 1963 concert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology the best reissue or compilation of 2009. It also called its album “When the Village Was Green” one of the best releases of 2007.



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Dave Fisher show with other performing artists. Band member Steve Butts, a retired university administrator who was the group’s banjo player, said he and the other two surviving members were at Fisher’s bedside the day before he died. Band member Bob Burnett had a career as a trusts lawyer and Chan Daniels, who died in 1975, had been an executive for Capitol Records. Fisher is “the guy responsible for one of the seminal folk groups of 1960s,” said Steve Trott, who played mandolin and guitar for the group and made a career as a federal appeals court judge and worked in the Justice Department under Ronald Reagan. “He’s the guy who arranged the biggest folk hit of all

time, ’Michael, Row the Boat Ashore.”’ Trott called Fisher a musical genius who knew opera, classical, folk music and every other kind of music like the back of his hand. “He was able to put it all together and meld it into the Highwaymen sound,” he said. The rock ’n’ roll magazine Blitz has called the Highway-



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Thieves steal hearse, dump body A corpse was taken for a ride in Cleveland, then dumped by thieves who stole a crematory’s hearse and abandoned it with a note telling police where to find the body. Police on Wednesday found the woman’s body, in a bag and on a gurney, at the intersection specified in the note. Computer equipment also was taken from the crematory during Wednesday’s break-in. Sgt. Sammy Morris said police are investigating whether the hearse was stolen to haul the gear away. No arrests have been made. Funeral director Jim Murphy said the corpse was unharmed. It was scheduled to be cremated Wednesday.

old Elks Lodge, where high school prom dances were held decades ago, she said. “They’re also going to be using some of our county plantations and antebellum homes,” McAdams said. “We’re just blessed that we have a historical town that was appealing enough to catch their eyes.” The movie will star “Zombieland” actress Emma Stone and Viola Davis, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009 for “Doubt.” “The Help” starts filming in late July and is expected to have a $13 million impact on the local economy, Crump said. This isn’t the first time a Hollywood film crew has worked in Greenwood. Some scenes in “The Reivers,” a 1969 movie starring Steve McQueen, were filmed in the city. The most recent filming occurred for “The Chamber,” the 1996 movie based on a John Grisham novel, said Crump. “This is probably the largest film production we’ve ever had,” Crump said.

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celebrates his first birthday today, May 14. Ethan is the son of Daniel & Lisa Shiers of Vicksburg. Maternal grandparents are Stanley & Billy McCullough of Vicksburg. Paternal grandparents are Eddie & Debbie Shiers of Vicksburg.

celebrates her second birthday today, May 14. Breanna is the daughter of Cameron & Robyn Wells of Vicksburg. Maternal grandparents are Robert Dowe, Jr. & Rox Ann Dowe of Vicksburg. Paternal grandparents are David & Colleen Wells of Vicksburg. Maternal great grandparents are Mac & Mary McCombs of Vicksburg and Robert & Clover Dowe of Utica. Paternal great grandparents are Ann Mahoney and Dorothy Wells.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


Boss’s hint of cover-up for ‘accident’ means it’s time to leave DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL


Dear Abby: I am a hospitalist, a physician who cares for hospitalized patients. When I enter a patient’s room, I invariably find the television blaring. Usually the patient or family members will make no effort to mute the TV, and I must turn it off myself. Because they are paying me to communicate, I would assume they would want to hear what I have to say. Occasionally patients have expressed irritation at having their TV turned off (they can turn it back on using the bedside control). It seems to me that good manners require one to turn off the television


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: There are strong indications that both your social life and material affairs will be far more active in the year ahead. It could be a propitious period for you, but you must guard against becoming too extravagant. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Those you love mean everything to you and regardless of what one of them needs or wants, you’re likely to turn yourself inside out in order to fulfill their material or emotional requirements. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — No amount of coercing will convince you to do things another’s way if you think your idea is the best. However, you will find a way to do so without creating ill will. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Because your resolve is so strongly committed, it would take a bulldozer to get you to change your position, especially if you are materially motivated. Yet you’ll try to do so without fanfare. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Something could occur today that would have a strong influence on your hopes and aspirations. Fortunately, it will have a positive influence and promises to be quite exciting. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You’ll have an easier time handling a competitive situation if you keep a low profile. The less obvious you are about your intentions, the more your adversary will let down his/her defenses. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — The more input people get from others, the more confused most of them are likely to get, but not you. You’re apt to find that a barrage of ideas and opinions serve to stimulate your thought processes. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Go ahead and establish a challenging objective for yourself today. The important thing is to believe in it and your abilities, so that you can easily get past the tough parts. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Your wonderful attitude will set a needed example for associates who have been wavering in their beliefs. Those you inspire will be very grateful and appreciative. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Although you’re not looking for more jobs to do, if someone is in need of assistance you’re likely to be the first one on the spot to do what you can. It’ll turn out to be a gratifying experience. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — New life and vitality could be breathed into an old alliance that has been sitting dormant for sometime. It isn’t likely to happen by accident; you’ll take the initiative to restore the old friendship. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Turning your attention to domestic projects and situations could furnish some of your more enjoyable moments today. It’ll be fun to do things with all of the family for a change. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Your enthusiasm for fun encourages you to turn everything you do into a game today, and you won’t be able to help yourself from doing so. Even serious work will benefit from your lightheartedness.

TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Teens: Working with teens my entire life has given me great pleasure and self-satisfaction. I’m joyous when I learn about the many wonderful accomplishments of teens and I suffer when teens exert youthful exuberance at times when caution should prevail. Such was the case some time ago. A 15-year-old driver in rural North Carolina was speeding and left the road at 100 miles per hour crashing head-on into a tree. All of the teens in the car were killed instantly. All of us wonder why these tragedies have to happen to those so young who are filled with dreams of a wonderful, exciting life. Tragedies can happen to people of all ages, but they are acutely distressing when the victims are young adults. In the North Carolina crash, six of the seven teens that lost their lives were 15 or younger. Teens, I fully understand the thrill and excitement of driving an automobile. It’s one of the first steps in gaining freedom and independence. But an automobile can become a deadly missile. Don’t be foolish when you switch on the ignition. Don’t leave your better judgment in the driver’s education classroom when you pull out into traffic. Don’t think that you’re invincible. Obey all traffic laws. Wear your seat belt. Express your youthful exuberance by joining a cause or becoming politically active, not by showing your friends how fast your car can go. When you want to live it up, do so with both feet planted on the ground, not with one foot pressing the accelerator of a moving vehicle to the floor! • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

or radio or hang up the phone when the physician makes rounds. Am I wrong? — Hospitalist in the Northeast Dear Hospitalist: You have my sympathy. Dr. Oz, Ellen and “The View” are stiff competition. No, you are not wrong. Not only is it good manners, it makes good sense to give full attention to everything the doctor has to say, as well as be able to answer any questions free of distraction. However, because your patients may not be thinking clearly — if they were they would use better manners — you are absolutely right to turn off the set after a brief explanation why. Dear Abby: I have been married to my wife, “Leigh,” for seven years. We have two sons, ages 4 and 2. I love Leigh and our sons very much. Over the years I became increasingly dependent on drinking (beer). I have never

been abusive, but Leigh expressed concern about it. I didn’t think the problem was anything we couldn’t deal with. A little over a year ago, Leigh’s mother died of cancer. It has been an extremely emotional time for her, and she has now decided she can no longer tolerate my behavior. She’s not even sure she’s in love with me anymore. Hearing her say it made me realize how big a deal my drinking is, and I am committed to changing. But after a month of trying, Leigh still says she would be better off alone. She is starting counseling soon. I told her I’d go with her. This is a painful period for us, and I can’t imagine my life without her and the kids. Is it too late? — Scared Sober in Austin Dear Scared: That remains to be seen. One month of

sobriety isn’t enough to make up for years of being emotionally absent because you had a “buzz” going. Counseling may help you both, but you need more than that. If you are sincere about kicking the habit, you will join an alcohol rehab program. A listing for Alcoholics Anonymous is as near as your telephone directory

— and so is Al-Anon, which could help your wife, who may still be grieving the loss of her mother.

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

Canadian drug firm might not be reputable Dear Dr. Gott: I saw a written advertisement from Better Than Medicine that sells medications at far lower prices than I can currently buy them. They state I can save up to 85 percent on my prescriptions, the program is free, there are no deductibles or restrictions on who can join, and the program can be used along with Medicare at no cost to me. What’s your opinion? It kind of sounds too good to be true. Dear Reader: There’s an old expression that says, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” I have reviewed their ad and can certainly see how some people might be swayed to join the plan. And, for all I know, it may be legitimate. The company is based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The website is impressive, there are no copays, no deductibles and the prices are inviting. They do indicate that all drugs shipped are generic equivalents and not brand-name drugs. Unfortunately, there are some medications that do not yet have generic equivalents. I guess those would either be unavailable through BTM or would be shipped at a higher price. I must say I was put off by the fact that I can make inquiries through the same site to purchase airline tickets, car insurance and inquire about foreclosures as well. Call me naive, but personally, I’d like to know that my pharmaceutical supplier is just that — my pharmaceutical supplier. When I choose to purchase auto insurance, I’ll go to my local agent. When I attempted to run BTM through the Better Business Bureau, I came up empty. Giving them the benefit of the doubt, perhaps I didn’t follow through correctly. The U.S. federal government issued a statement some 3-1/2 years ago indicating it was generally illegal for individuals to import prescription drugs into the United States, but Customs had largely ignored small shipments for personal use. Since then, our government has taken an almost hands-off approach and allowed the trafficking to continue. If you happen to have a Wal-Mart in your area, a onemonth supply of many medications is available for $4, a three-month supply for $10. And they ship for free. Target has $4 prescriptions as well, with the added bonus of free flavoring on liquid medications. Perhaps both sources of supply cross borders, but I would feel more comfortable purchasing locally. The choice has to remain with you. Speak with your physician for his or her guidance. Dear Dr. Gott: I don’t want to take bisphosphonates for osteoporosis. My doctor insists. Can I refuse? He discounts the heavy-duty resistance exercises I do daily. Dear Reader: Yes, you can. Your physician can strongly recommend a medication or



course of treatment and indicate why he feels it is necessary, but the bottom line is that it’s your body. I am sure that he has your best interests at heart, but perhaps a calcium plus vitamin D supplement will suffice. Therefore, before getting into any shouting match, I suggest you speak with him and review all options.

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

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

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

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RELEASE DATE– Friday, May 14, 2010

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Dear Abby: I overheard my boss talking about something that sounded like a cover-up for an “accident” involving some people he doesn’t like. I would like to report him to the police, but he knows I heard him and I’m afraid if the police question him, my little girl or I could wind up having an “accident,” too. What should I do? Several people are already in the hospital. — Worried Sick Dear Worried: Because you are afraid you or your child could be in danger, find another job and put as much distance between you and your sociopathic boss as possible. And, as “insurance,” discuss not only what you heard — but also your concerns — with your religious adviser before contacting the authorities “confidentially.” All it takes for evil to flourish is for men (and women) of good conscience to remain silent.

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

” (Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: HEDGE SAVOR EXEMPT JOVIAL Answer: Although his girlfriend was easy to talk to, she was — HARD TO STOP

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

ACROSS 1 Dell drivers: Abbr. 5 Holy struggle 10 Like some activists 14 Cellar prefix 15 Place to live 16 Roger Rabbit, e.g. 17 Noted cat suit wearer 18 Underwear that never needs washing? 20 Attack of Tolkien’s Ents? 22 Imperiled layer 23 Per 24 Spigoted vessel 26 Against prohibition 27 Judy Jetson’s brother 29 Pretend to be 32 Press watering hole? 34 Main ideas 38 Hip to 39 African capital 41 Give a ticket to 42 Colorado conqueror 44 English horn? 46 Many a Type A suffers from it 48 Like many a Type A 49 Garden tool 52 Hesitation 53 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., e.g. 54 Boutros-Ghali’s successor 56 Chest bump cousin? 61 Fido’s greeting? 63 Concerning 64 Bump on a log 65 Flat condition? 66 Put away 67 Peter Gunn’s girlfriend 68 Inquiring one 69 “Around the Horn” channel DOWN 1 Piece maker? 2 High-fiber fruit 3 Without precedent 4 Conflict sources

5 Clog, as a copier 6 Support beam 7 Boss on “The Dukes of Hazzard” 8 Tours ta-tas 9 Solstice mo. 10 It covers everything 11 “Ain’t gonna happen” 12 Winchester weight 13 Picture in a picture 19 Prophet with a fishy story? 21 Miso bean 25 Put on sale, say 27 Kuwaiti VIP 28 “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” star Headey 29 __-10 conference 30 Ocean predators 31 Bag behind a mound 33 Dancer’s warmup aid 35 Is very wary of 36 JFK approximations 37 Hot

40 OR VIPs 43 Biology opening 45 1955 title role voiced by Barbara Luddy 47 Fire proof 49 Ethan of “Fast Food Nation” 50 Upright, and what’s been removed to form this puzzle’s theme answers

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By Matt Ginsberg & Pete Muller (c)2010 Tribune Media Services, Inc.




Friday, May 14, 2010

01. Legals Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 17th day of April, 1996 and acknowledged on the 17th day of April, 1996, Jerry Campbell and Joan Campbell, husband and wife, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Lem Adams III, Trustee for First Capital Mortgage Corporation, an Alabama corporation, Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in DT Book 1051 at Page 330 # 115264; and WHEREAS, by various assignments on record said Deed of Trust was ultimately assigned to Norwest Bank Minnesota, National Association, as Trustee for EquiVantage Home Equity Loan Trust, 1996-2 under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of May 1, 1996 by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1228 at Page 138 # 169588; and WHEREAS, on the 7th day of July, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1508 at Page 513 # 277275; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 4th day of June, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot 327 of Oak Park Subdivision, Part 7, a plat of which appears of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 56 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this day May 11, 2010 Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 sw/F08-1881 Publish: 5/14, 5/21, 5/28(3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RUFUS HUGHES, JR., DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2010-002 PR SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF HEARING (By Publication) THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Any and all unknown heirs at law and any persons or entities claiming an interest in the Estate of Rufus Hughes, Jr. or anyone who claims to be an heir at law of Rufus Hughes, Jr. You have been made a Party in the suit filed in this County by Johnnie Hughes to Determine the Heirs of Rufus Hughes, Jr. Parties other than you in this action are: Johnnie Hughes and any and all unknown heirs at law and any persons or entities claiming an interest in the Estate of Rufus Hughes, Jr. or anyone who claims to be an heir at law of Rufus Hughes, Jr. NOTICE OF HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a hearing to Determine Heirs will be held in the Chancery Court Building in Vicksburg, Mississippi, before the Honorable Vicki R. Barnes, Chancellor, at 10:30 a.m. the 23rd day of June, 2010. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 10th of May, 2010. /s/ Denise Bailey D.C. DOT McGEE, CHANCERY CLERK WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI P.O. BOX 351 VICKSBURG, MS 39180 FERGUSON & FIKE P.O. DRAWER 89 RAYMOND, MS 39154 601-857-5282 MSB#5194 Publish: 5/14, 5/21, 5/28(3t)

The following vehicle is considered abandoned and will be sold for towing, labor and storage fees incurred. 1998 Chevrolet Malibu, 4 door VIN: 1G1ND52T1W6116708 Date of Sale: Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Jackson Auto and Towing 97 Sammy Young Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 Publish: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21(3t)

The Vicksburg Post

01. Legals

02. Public Service

05. Notices

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

SEALED PROPOSALS The Warren County Board of Supervisors will receive Sealed Proposals until 10:00 a.m. local time on Monday, June 21, 2010, for a Contract for INMATE HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL SERVICES at the Warren County Jail and Juvenile Detention Center. The proposal file number is 03152010. Successful proposing firm may be required to furnish Performance and Payment Bonds in the amount of $50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Dollars) as security for faithful performance and payment to all persons supplying labor, materials, supplies, services or consultations in connection with this contract. Contact information, complete specifications, terms, conditions and instructions for submitting proposals may be obtained from the Warren County Chancery Clerk's Office, 1009 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183. The phone number is 601-636-4415. The Warren County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to determine responsible proposal firms or companies, responsive proposals, the lowest and best proposal, award to the firm or company determined to be the most advantageous to Warren County, reject any and all proposals, and waive any informalities in the proposals or proposal process. Published pursuant to Board Order dated the 15th day of March, 2010. Dot McGee Warren County Chancery Clerk Publish: 5/14, 5/21(2t)

BEAUTIFUL REGISTERED RAT Terrier. Beryl color, blue eyes, great with kids, male, all shots, tiny, tiny, needs a loving home. 601-218-9162.

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.

**************************** Attention Students! SUMMER WORK -$15 Starting Pay -Flexible Schedules -Customer Sales/Service -All Ages 17+ Call NOW 601-501-4598

QUALITY CONTROL. EARN up to $100 per day! Evaluate retail stores, training provided, no experience required. Call 877-6999772.

KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

CLAIBORNE COUNTY SENIOR CARE Port Gibson, MS Wanted RN Unit Manager and a LPN. Apply in person at Claiborne County Senior Care. 601-437-8737.

I, THE MEMBER OF THE POUR HOUSE LLC INTEND TO MAKE APPLICATION FOR: AN ON-PREMISES RETAILER PERMIT AS PROVIDED FOR BY THE LOCAL OPTION ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAWS, SECTION 67-1-1, ET SEQ., OF THE MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, ANNOTATED. IF GRANTED SUCH PERMIT, I PROPOSE TO OPERATE AS A LLC UNDER THE TRADENAME OF THE POUR HOUSE, LLC LOCATED AT 614 CLAY STREET, VICKSBURG OF WARREN. THE NAME(S), TITLE(S) AND ADDRESS (ES) OF THE OWNER(S) /PARTNERS /CORPORATE OFFICER(S) AND/OR MAJORITY STOCKHOLDER(S) OF THE ABOVE NAMED BUSINESS ARE JOHN JAMES HARTNER MEMBER THIS THE 11TH DAY OF MAY, 2010. PUBLISH: 5/13, 5/14(2T) SEALED BIDS for furnishing Vehicle Accessories will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, June 07, 2010. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in a Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, J une 07, 2010. Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 5/14, 5/21(2t)

KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

05. Notices “Credit problems? No problem!� No way. The Federal Trade Commission says no company can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

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

¡ Education on All Options ¡ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt


601-638-7000 9 TO 5 MON.- FRI.

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.)



To Place Your Ad.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

06. Lost & Found FOUND!! Calico Cat. Front paws are de-clawed. Nailor Road area. Call 601-456-1405. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg

LOST FAMILY PET! Male Beagle Mix, has docked tail. Needs medication. Halls Ferry Road/ Bering Street area. Reward offered. Last seen in Tingleville area. 601-630-6351.

07. Help Wanted “ACE� Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT Looking for a new challenge in Advertising Sales? Apply now- This position won't last! In this role you will have an account list to look after and manage. You will work with clients to find creative and unique advertising solutions for their businesses. You will be responsible for generating revenue and achieving your goals. You will have a selection of clients to service; you will identify their needs and build stronger relationships with them. You will also spend time building new relationships and finding new business opportunities. Ideally you will have experience selling business to business. Any advertising or marketing or sales experience that you have will also be advantageous. You must be intelligent, customer focused, and a strong team player. Must have a good driving record with dependable transportation and auto insurance. The successful candidate will be rewarded with an above industry base salary, plus commission. Send resumes to Dept. 3713, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

CNA CLASS Applications are now being taken for a Certified Nursing Assistant Training Class Apply in person at: HERITAGE HOUSE NURSING CENTER 3103 Wisconsin Ave. Vicksburg, MS 39180

Anderson-Tully is currently accepting applications for DOT Certified Truck Drivers. You MUST have a valid CDL and be able to pass pre-employment screening. Please email all questions and / or resumes to:



CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT

LOOKING FOR A Federal or Postal Job? What looks like the ticket to a secure job might be a scam. For information call The Federal Trade Commission, toll free 1-877-FTC-HELP, or visit A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.


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1601 F North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 601-636-SELL (7355) or e-mail

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

2 MALE BOSTON Terrier puppies with papers. $350 each. 601-638-8117.


Highway 61 South


Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.

43 dogs & puppies 41 cats & kittens Please adopt today!

PART LAB PUPPIES. Has First set of shots. 12 weeks old. $25 each. 601415-3208 or 601-630-6743. RYE GRASS HAY for sale. $3.00 per square bale. Call 601-636-2194. SHIHTZU SMALLER males. 8 months. CPR registered. All shots. Nice Puppies. $100. Delhi 318-6802100. SMALL TOY POODLE puppies. Shots and Wormed. CPR registered. $350. Delhi. 318-680-2100.

Call the Shelter for more information. HAVE A HEART, SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS! Look for us on

15. Auction

Foster a Homeless Pet!

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

17. Wanted To Buy

WILL SIT WITH elderly. Kind, gentle, compassionate care provided. References. 601-831-2762.

CASH PAID FOR COINS, war relics, antique books and collectibles. Call 601618-2727.

11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

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

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

! No Wonder Everybody’s Doing It

NEED EXTRA CASH NOW? Sell Avon, earn good $. Call 601-831-3312 or toll free 1-866-377-2866. NIGHT AUDITOR/ FRONT desk clerk. Good customer service skills with pleasant personality. Apply in person only, Rainbow Hotel, 1350 Warrenton Road. Absolutely no phone calls!

24. Business Services

To join The Vicksburg Post newspaper team you must be dependable, have insurance, reliable transportation, and be available to deliver afternoons Monday Friday and early mornings Saturday and Sunday.

Your Hometown Newspaper!

Openings Available in:

Vicksburg & Culkin areas

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

• Construction

Barnes Glass


Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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


New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 ROY’S CONSTRUCTION

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

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

• 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


Show Your Colors! Post Plaza


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

• Printing

• Signs

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL New Construction & Remodeling

River City Landscaping, LLC

The Vicksburg Post will publish a “Graduation Special Edition� that will be inserted into the Wednesday, June 2nd newspaper. Cost is $20 per photo. Hurry, the deadline is Tuesday, May 25th at 3pm.

14. Pets & Livestock

13. Situations Wanted

11. Business Opportunities



THE CEDAR GROVE Missionary Baptist (MB) Church is currently seeking a full time Pastor to provide strong, visionary and spiritual leadership to the congregation and community. Please send your resume to P.O. Box 821373, Vicksburg Ms. 39182, Attention Pastor Search Committee.


• Bulldozer & Construction

Truck Drivers

SHIHTZUS. WONDERFUL SMALL babies and some regular sized. Lots of colors. Shots and Wormed. CPR registered. $200 and up. Delhi. 318-680-2100.

14. Pets & Livestock


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




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

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

• CLASSIFIEDS • 601-636-7355 • •

The Vicksburg Post

Friday, May 14, 2010

24. Business Services BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601629-6464, leave message. DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.

17. Wanted To Buy

19. Garage & Yard Sales

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

2 FAMILY YARD sale 302 Gregory Lane. Clothes, baby items, Furniture, Dishes, etc. 7am-12pm. May 15.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 2 CEMETERY PLOTS. Green Acres in Garden of Hope. $1,275 each. 601825-5523.

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3 FAMILY YARD SALE Saturday 7am- 4pm. Furniture, Clothes, Child Entertainment Center, Kitchen Ware, Tools, Wheels, Collectibles, Welder, Chair Lift, etc. 317 Goodrum Road. 305 CAIN RIDGE ROAD. Saturday 7am- until. Family yard sale. Too much to list. ENCHANTED HILLS. 115 Sherwood Drive. Saturday 7am- until. Lots of BABY girl clothes, stroller, games, LOTS of Home décor and Household items. GARAGE SALE Miscellaneous 221 Willow Drive. Saturday 7am- 6pm.

9X12 ANTIQUE HANDWOVEN Persian rug, $600. Antique piano stool, $100. Call for details, 601-4157119.

GARAGE SALE. BOAT seats, Tvs, DVD player, table set, all sizes of nice clothes, shoes and much more. 2017 Sky Farm. 7 am

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

HUGE MULTI FAMILY moving sale. Saturday, May 15. Furniture, exercise equipment and tools. 6023 Castle Road.

COLEMAN POWERMATE. 5000 watt Portable generator. Runs good. Needs some fuel line work. $250. 601-634-8548. COMMERCIAL QUALITY STAINLESS steel sink with drain boards on each side. $300. Call Jimmy Clark or Pat Cashman. 601-6364545. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. GO GREEN! SAVE on gas! Increase gas mileage 7 percent 14 percent, for gas or diesel. Call for details, 601-629-6231. MATCHING OAK TRIPLE dresser, chest-of-drawers, night stand, all wood. $250. 601-630-5146, 601-8852667.

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

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.

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

318-574-4572 318-207-6221

Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters,

Live Crawfish $1.50/ lb C heapest Prices in Town

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

LIL' SOUTHERN MARKET by River Region. Saturday 8am until. Too much to list. New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers memorabilia. Spaces available. Call Stormy at 601218-1971.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

Framing, additions, decks, porches & painting. All types remodeling & repairs. Metal roofs & buildings. Mobile home repairs. No job too small. Dewayne Kennedy 601-638-0337 601-529-7565

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

28. Furnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM WITH kitchen and bathroom, utilities furnished. 601-5299804. CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747. NEWLY RENOVATED. Completely furnished corporate apartment. All utilities provided including cable and internet. Laundry room, courtyard, security entrance. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386.

29. Unfurnished Apartments 1 Bedroom $400. 2 bedroom $425. 3 bedroom $450. All have $200 deposit. Refrigerator and Stove Furnished. 601-634-8290. 2 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH, 3510 Main Street, central air/ heat. $525 monthly, $300 deposit. 601-831-1728.

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


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


29. Unfurnished Apartments

CHURCH WIDE SALE, car wash and bake sale! Saturday, 7:30am- until, Church of the Nazarene, top of the hill at 3428 Wisconsin Avenue. Church/ children and teen fund raiser, Spend $15 at the yard sale and get a free car wash!

✦ From $495.00 ✦

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings


801 Clay Street • Vicksburg

Commodore Apartments

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


Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

CLEAN 2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. Wood floors, appliances, $650 monthly, 3321 Drummond. 601-415-9191. CYPRESS HILL APARTMENTS- 402 Locust Street. 1 bedroom $375 monthly/ $250 deposit. 601-456-3842.


34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

EXECUTIVE PLAZA. North Frontage Road, #11, on front. Available June 1st. $600 monthly. Call 601-5293666.

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, 1 acre. Screened porch, hot tub. Redwood area. Very affordable. Many extras, call for details. 601-456-0005.

PRIVATE 2500 SQUARE FOOT shop with 4 bedroom apartment on approximately 2.5 acres. 230 Old Mt. Alban Road. $55,000. 601218-4191.

I-20 AREA. 2,000 square feet. Commercial. Call 601-218-9631. NICE OFFICE SPACE on Wisconsin Avenue. 750 square feet .$475 monthly. 1000 square feet, $700 monthly. 601-634-6669 SALE BUILDING AND lots at 1814 Sky Farm Avenue for sale as is. Leave a detailed message at 320217-5398.

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

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

601-638-2231 DOWNTOWN, BRICK, Marie Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $500, water furnished. 601-6367107,

30. Houses For Rent 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath home at 715 Fort Hill. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher. 2 story with double porches, fireplace, sun room and garage. Lots of charm, and great neighbors. $1200 monthly, $1000 deposit. 601-636-7862.

JOHN ARNOLD 601-529-7376 NEED BUYERS: I have access to homes in all prices & sizes to show you, as well as land & commercial property. Central Drive: Nice home w/hardwood floors, freshly painted inside & out, fenced backyard, workshop & 16x16 covered back porch. $69,000. Call John Arnold, Vicksburg Realty, LLC.

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


3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. 61 South area, $700 deposit, $700 monthly. 601631-1523.

Big River Realty Rely on over 19 years of experience in Real Estate.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

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

2150 South Frontage Road

4/ 5 BEDROOMS. HISTORIC district, newly remodeled, 913 Locust Street. $750 monthly. 601-8311728. BEAUTIFUL HOME ON Colonial Drive. 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATH. On quiet cul-de-sac. Fireplace. 2 Kitchens. Over 3,000 square feet. $1400 monthly. Call 601-831-4506.

HELP!!! My property listings in this ad keep selling! I need MORE LISTINGS! Give me a call to discuss putting your property on the market and IN THIS AD. Call Jennifer Gilliland McMillin Real Estate 601-218-4538. Mission Park Dr, Mission 66 Commercial lots, $50,500. Pear Orchard Offices 1000 sq ft $73,500. Redwood Rd 1 acre lots $20,000. Newit Vick, 6 acres $72,500. 898 National St. Duplex $44,500. Openwood, Clubhouse Cir., Shop 5000 sq ft $69,900. Openwood 1112 Chocta Tr. 2600 sq ft built in 1985. Swimming pool, deck, fenced in yard. $249,900. 100 Wigwam 4 BR 2 BA $107,900. 1 Grey Creek 30 acres off Freetown Rd $187,500. 1800 Hwy 61 N 4750 sq ft $385,000. Hwy 61 N Port Gibson 16,800 sq ft on Black River $220,000 Savannah Hills lot $39,900.

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street

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

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

COUNTRY COTTAGE. BOVINA area, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, central heat/ air, screened back porch. References/ deposit required, $600 monthly. Call 601-8315575.

Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

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

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 SAYING “SAYONARA” TO your sound system? Let the classifieds give the lowdown on your hi-fi; like make, model, wattage, and when to call. Classified... fast-action results. 636-SELL.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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 Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790

Rick McAllister..601-218-1150 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211






29. Unfurnished Apartments


1995 FRANKLIN ROCKWOOD. 16 x 80, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom. All appliances. Heat and air. 601-634-6324.


33. Commercial Property ✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent


29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

1999 HONDA ACCORD. 1 owner, extra nice. $5000, firm. 601-634-0320. 2000 VOLVO S40. $4995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855. 2003 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT. Leather, extra nice. $9500. 601-634-0320.

LOTS FOR SALE or rent. Ironwood Drive and Rancho Road. 601-456-4860 or 601-529-2734.

2004 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR. Very good condition. Fully loaded. $16,000 or best offer. 601-529-8702.

36. Farms & Acreage

2005 CHEVROLET Z71 extended cab. Like new, won't last long! Call Bobby, 601-218-9654 days, 601636-0658 nights. Dealer.

4 ACRES ON Bazinsky Road. Undeveloped, lots of potential. 985-969-4983, leave message.

2005 FORD MUSTANG. Extra sharp, V6, 59,000 miles. $9500. 601-6340320.

✰ 770 acs Sharkey Co.

trophy deer & duck. Located between Delta Ntl. & new Teddy Roosevlet Ntl. Forest. Possible to divide. $1300/acre.

✰ 179 acs Holmes Co.

borders Big Black River. Great hunting & timber. $2400/ac agent/owner

✰ 185 acs Montgomery Co. w/new lodge, 40 ac

Many more tracts available! Investors Realty Group, Inc.

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

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment 2007 KUBOTA M5040, 4 wheel drive. 277 hours. Excellent condition. $19,000 Call 601-218-046.

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

2005 MAZDA RX8. Red with red/ black leather interior, sunroof, 6-speed, Bose system, great condition, 41,800 miles. $15,995. 601218-0100, 601-218-0072. 2006 DODGE 2500 Diesel Crew Cab. 2 Wheel Drive. Automatic. 6900 miles. $20000 or best offer. 601-618-8788. 2006 FORD F250 Lariat. $31,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855. 2007 CHEVROLET CREW Cab LT Z71. 28,000 miles, like new. Call Bobby, 601-218-9654 days, 601636-0658 nights. Dealer. 2007 DODGE CHARGER. 84,000 miles. $9,000. Call 601-415-0760. 2007 SUZUKI XL7. $14,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855. 2008 CHEVROLET COLORADO LS. Extended cab. 13,000 miles. Excellent condition. $15,900. 601-2180755 or 601-638-4419. 2008 FORD FOCUS SE. $13,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855.

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

2008 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER. $29,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855.

2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON FXDBI Streetbob. Flat black, Screamin' Eagle package, solo and dual seats, only 11,020 miles. $11,000. 601-415-8572.

2008 TOYOTA PRIUS Hybrid. 15,000 miles, factory warranty. Call Bobby, 601-218-9654 days, 601636-0658 nights. Dealer.

40. Cars & Trucks 1974 CAPRICE BODY. Needs Restoration $325. Call 601-529-2734. 1983 CHEVROLET CAPRICE. 4 door, automatic. Extra clean, high miles. Great buy. 601-638-2388. 1993 HONDA 2 Door Civic with Turbo. Car looks great. Needs minor work. $3500. Call 601-218-0496. 1991 Honda 4 door Civic. Needs motor. $1000. Call 601-218-0496. 1995 TOYOTA 4RUNNER. 2Wheel Drive. Air, Cruise and Towing hitch. New tires and battery. $1,795. Call 601-437-4065 or 601-702-0045. 1997 GMC SAFARI Minivan. 150,000 miles, automatic, A/C. $1900. 601-5291268.

ANTIQUE CAR SPECIAL. 1969 450 dozer, $6500. Ford moving van, $2700. 1978 Chevrolet El Camino, $2500. 1961 Pontiac Catalina, $1800. 1967 Ford Galaxy 500 2 door, $1000. 1961 Bellaire Chevrolet 4 door, $800. 1968 Chevelle, 4 doors, restored, little more work to do, $4500. Chevrolet motor and transmission. Deer camp trailer, full bedroom and bunk, $1900. 601-529-1075.

BAD CREDIT? NO PROBLEM! 1999 Ford Explorer 1999 Ford Expedition 2000 Ford F150 2001 Chrysler Sebring 2004 Saturn L200 More to Choose From Gary Cars *Hwy 61 South 601-883-9995 For pre-approval*

2000 JEEP WRANGLER Sport. 86,991 miles, really good condition. $8200. 601638-3737, 601-618-9438.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments


32. Mobile Homes For Sale


40. Cars & Trucks

35. Lots For Sale

stocked lake, borders Big Black River. Deer & duck $2800/ac

Member FDIC

3/ 4 BEDROOMSRent $1,000 and Up! • 721 National 732-768-5743

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

Vicksburg’s Most Convenient Luxury Apartments!

33. Commercial Property

34. Houses For Sale

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

203 STARLIGHT DRIVE, Enchanted Hills, Saturday, 6am- until all gone! Women's small to large clothes, appliances, household items, lots of great stuff! 22 DOUGLAS ROAD, off Culkin, Saturday, 7am11am. Baby bed, Kids clothes through plus size women's and men's clothing, lots of miscellaneous.

to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos

Nice 3 BEDROOMS, 1 bath, Glenwood Circle area. Central heat air, hardwood floors, garage, fenced yard, utility shed. $850 month + deposit. 601-831-5317 or 850-291-4743.

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


Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

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

STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

AFFORDABLE PAINTING. Quality work, interior/ exterior, pressure washing. References. 601-218-0263.

No Utility Deposit Required

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

MULTI FAMILY SALE, Saturday, 7am- until, 709 Santa Rosa, Marion Park, lots of miscellaneous, Coke memorabilia, lots more!

24. Business Services

• 1 & 2 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies • Utilities Paid • Downtown Convenience

MOVING SALE, 112 Fairways Place, Saturday, 7am-1pm, no early birds! Clothes, furniture, lots of miscellaneous.

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

Spring Move-In Special

FOR HOME REPAIR. 13 years experience. Plumbing, electrical, carpentery, painting. Call R. Smith. 601638-2606 or 601-415-1710.

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

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

29. Unfurnished Apartments


• Rent Based On Income



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601-638-1102 * 601-415-3333



601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

AUDUBON PLACE For those adults who like a safe community setting with the best neighbors in Vicksburg. Discount for Senior Citizens available

415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455


Friday, May 14, 2010

The Vicksburg Post



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