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Eagle Lake residents must submit City flood plain rules rebuilding plans to get assistance brought up to code By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com

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Assistance from the Mississippi Department of Health will be available for property owners who want to rebuild tornado-damaged homes on Sea Island Drive in the Eagle Lake community — provided they supply drawings to the agency. Warren County officials said Monday letters will

be mailed this week to those who owned structures either lost or heavily damaged. The letters will explain state law governing wastewater disposal systems that requires state approval on septic systems before a building permit is issued. Assumptions are that temporary housing of some type will appear on 11 lots where homes were either

flattened or heavily damaged by the powerful twister that swept across Mississippi’s midsection April 24. Letters will be accompanied by a sheet of graph paper on which people must plot their property dimensions and show where they plan to place or build a new structure. Once complete, the depicSee County, Page A7.

By Steve Sanoski ssanoski@vicksburgpost.com A revised flood plain ordinance was adopted by the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen Monday, but officials said the 27-page document has more to do with definitions and legal descriptions than it does changing local flood plain regulations. “This is not the board arbitrarily choosing to make any amendments that are going

Tonight: Mostly cloudy; low near 60 Wednesday: Mostly cloudy; high near 86 Mississippi River:

42.1 feet Rose: 0.3 foot Flood stage: 43 feet

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DEATHS • Douglas MacArthur Chambers • James F. Skipper • Robert Taylor • Ruby Saxton Worthy

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TODAY IN HISTORY 1860: The Republican Party convention in Chicago nominates Abraham Lincoln for president. 1896: The Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, endorses “separate but equal” racial segregation, a concept that is renounced 58 years later with the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision. 1910: Halley’s Comet passes by Earth. 1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a measure creating the Tennessee Valley Authority. 1953: Jacqueline Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier as she pilots a Canadair F-86 Sabre jet over Rogers Dry Lake, Calif.

1980: The Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state explodes, leaving 57 people dead or missing.

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to overburden citizens who live in flood zones,” said Mayor Paul Winfield. “This is something that the federal government is offering up — it’s a demand to stay compliant.” Buildings and Inspections Director Victor Gray-Lewis said much like the last time the city adopted a “wholesale” change to the flood plain ordinance in 2003,

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Water shoots into the air Monday as city water employee Perry Franklin uses equipment to clear dirt and asphalt from a 16-inch service line on Washington Street. The line, an older one, was cut and capped. The line is just

south of a city water main on Washington that was put in jeopardy March 26 by shifting soil. The main has since been stabilized, and Monday’s line break was unrelated, said Tyrone Moore of the water department.

Port bosses aim to find buyer for Ceres Commissioners join supervisors in opposing home’s state landmark status By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com Warren County Port Commission members voted Monday to seek someone to purchase and move the Ceres Plantation House, and joined county supervisors in planning a formal opposition to the structure’s pending protection as a state landmark. In April, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees officially considered the old farmhouse at Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex for Mississippi Landmark status. The status limits alterations to structures and sites. A vote on the designation is expected July 23. Reasons cited by the county for opposing past attempts at preserving

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Ceres Plantation House the house have centered on eventually using the 12 acres on which the house and associated barns and other structures sit for industrial development. A letter from the county to the state agency is expected to focus on the multiple structural changes the house has undergone since the oldest part was built in the 1830s — a key sticking point in past

attempts to persuade MDAH to preserve the house, which has roof damage and several broken windows. “We need to bring this to some type of resolution,” Port Commission executive director Wayne Mansfield said, adding the house’s many changes wouldn’t qualify it for placement onto the National Register of Historic Places and should,

accordingly, discount its eligibility on the state level. “It’s been an issue that’s been hanging out there for a number of years now.” Talks between the commission and the state agency have continued this month, with buy-and-move and onsite preservation emerging as possible actions, Mansfield said, adding the commission isn’t likely to get into the preservation business on its own, making the latter option unlikely. Supervisors sat silent, but Board President Richard George, present at separate meetings of both boards Monday, didn’t mince words. “It’s diametrically opposed to the very reason the county even owns that property.” George said. “After all these years, after numerSee Ceres, Page A8.

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar conceded today that the government failed to hold the oil industry accountable and ensure safety in offshore oil drilling. Salazar, in his first appearance before Congress since the April 20 Gulf accident, promised an overhaul of the agency that regulates offshore oil drilling to give it “more tools, more resources, more independence and greater authority.” Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., in opening a hearing into the spill, said Congress will Ken examine “the Salazar role of regulatory failure” in the accident at the BP PLC oil rig that unleashed millions of gallons of oil into Gulf waters. While the cause of the accident and spill has yet to be pinpointed, information uncovered so far raises the question of where the Minerals Management Service was in regulating the drilling process, said Bingaman. Bingaman said he hopes to determine “the cascade of failures that caused the catastrophic blowout.” Salazar, for his part, promised an overhaul of federal regulations despite industry reluctance to accept some of the changes. “We have not and we will not back down on our reform agenda,” he told the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Salazar said the administration “will not rest until we get this situation under control.” See Oil, Page A8.

Grammy-winning jazz musician with local ties dead at 91 By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Hank Jones, a Vicksburg-born jazz pianist and composer whose 70-year career included a stint as Ella Fitzgerald’s pianist and Marilyn Monroe’s accompanist when she sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy, has died, his manager said Monday. He was 91. Jones, who won a Grammy lifetime achievement award last year and received the National Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush

in 2008, died Sunday night at a New York hospital after a brief illness, JeanPierre Leduc said. A tireless Hank musician Jones who performed his blend of swing and bebop until the end, Jones came from a family of jazz musicians who included brothers Thad, a trumpeter, composer and arranger, and Elvin, a drummer known for

the polyrhythmic beat that propelled John Coltrane’s classic quartet. Saxophonist Joe Lovano, with whom Jones made several CDs when he was an octogenarian, including the Grammy-nominated “Kids: Live at Dizzy’s Club CocaCola” (2007), called Jones “one of the master musicians in the history of jazz.” “He was the consummate accompanist and played with a very free-flowing approach ... His sound, his touch, his ideas were all about feeling,” Lovano said.

Throughout his career, Jones was respected by his fellow musicians for his elegant touch, melodic sensitivity and stylistic versatility, making hundreds of recordings, including more than 60 as a leader. He played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Wes Montgomery, Nancy Wilson, Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Coltrane. According to his website, Jones’ one regret was that he didn’t record more often with his late brothers. But he

did manage to record “The Great Trio Collaboration” with Elvin before his brother died in 2004. He was a charter member of the big band that brother Thad co-led with drummer Mel Lewis beginning in the mid-’60s at New York’s Village Vanguard jazz club. Jones “lived and breathed music and was never far from a keyboard, even at the end,” Leduc said. “His incredible burst of productivity — concerts, See Jones, Page A8.


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Arkansas military brothers riding against war By David Hopper dhopper@vicksburgpost.com Brothers who have served in the military, yet protest war, are riding bicycles across the country to promote their cause. They stopped Monday in Vicksburg on their way to New Orleans. Vowing not to stop riding until the fighting ends, Arkansas natives Jacob George, 28, and brother Jordan, 19, began their trek in Fayetteville May 1 after selling nearly everything they owned to help finance the trip. “We’re kind of going city to city and speaking to whoever will listen about our experience in the war,” said Jacob, an Army veteran who served three tours in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2004. Jordan is in the Arkansas National Guard Reserve. Jacob dropped out of the University of Arkansas and quit his job so he could carry out what he’s calling “A Ride Till the End.” “This felt like something that I needed to do,” he said, “and I’m prepared to do it for as long as it takes.” The brothers alternate between biking — as far as 90 miles a day — and driving a van loaded with camping sup-

Hopper will write for Post this summer David Hopper has joined The Vicksburg Post news staff for the summer. Hopper is a graduate student at the University of Mississippi, where he is majoring in David journalism. Hopper At Ole Miss, he is a staff writer and copy editor for the student paper, The Daily Mississippian. Hopper is from Ocean Springs.

Jordan George reorganizes items in the van.

Online For more on the George brothers’ cause, visit their website, www.operationawareness.org. plies and food, much of which was donated. To raise money, the brothers have been playing music and Jacob has been selling books of his anti-war poetry. The response has been mostly positive, he said: “We really haven’t come across a lot of opposition.” Jordan said he chose to participate because he supports peace — and it was an opportunity to travel: “I really haven’t seen a lot of this country.” The War in Afghanistan is

Lights back on at LeTourneau

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Jacob George stands beside his and his brother’s bicycles and van on Washington Street Monday. an ongoing conflict that began in 2001. The Iraq War, a con-

tinuing military campaign, began in 2003.

TVs, weapons reported missing in city, county Televisions and weapons were among items reported missing from homes Monday in the city and county. In the 2900 block of East Main Street, at 7:51 p.m., an 18-inch Vizio flat-screen TV valued at $250 and a Magnavox DVD player valued at $25 were reported stolen, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. In the 3000 block of Drummond Street, at 11:12 a.m., a 32-inch Envision HD TV valued at $800 was reported stolen. In the county, in the 3000 block of Redwood Road, reported missing at 1:45 p.m. was a 12-gauge Browning semi-automatic, two 12-gauge Remington pump shotguns, a .22-caliber Remington rifle, a .22-caliber Remington bolt action rifle, a Marlin 30-30 rifle, a Marlin .22-caliber automatic rifle and a .22-caliber Ranger rifle.

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One injured in wreck at Clay and Mission A Vicksburg woman was injured in a two-vehicle wreck Monday at Clay Street and Mission 66. At about 3:40 p.m., a 2007 Toyota Rav 4 driven by Lynette Ervin, 43, 11630 Oak Ridge Road, and a 2002 Chrysler LTD driven by Jane Brown, 57, of Morton, were stopped at the traffic light at Clay and Mission, Vicksburg police Sgt. Larry Burns said. Irvin, who was behind Brown, took her foot off the brake prematurely causing the SUV to hit Brown’s car, Burns said. A passenger with Brown, Estelle Moore, 71, 603 Kersh Drive, Flowood, was taken to River Region Medical Center where she was treated and released, hospital spokesman

Leigh White said.

Car reported missing on St. Patrick Street A car was reported missing Monday morning in Warren County, records showed. At 11:40, a 1995 Ford Probe, Mississippi tag WBC621, valued at $1,500 was reported stolen in the 100 block of St. Patrick Street.

Probation violations land two behind bars Two Vicksburg people were in the Warren County Jail today on probation violations, records showed. Leonda S. Buchanon, 30, 4806 Benard Drive, and Reginald Gaines, 23, 2928 E. Main St., were booked into the jail at 1 p.m. by the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Both were being held without bond.

Two others treated in Monday wreck Details of an early Monday morning wreck were released today. About 2:21 a.m., Danielle Cooper, 29, 108 University St., Tallulah, told police she had stopped on Cherry Street the 2006 Buick LaCrosse she was driving to allow a pedestrian to cross, said Vicksburg police Sgt. Jackie Johnson. The Buick was hit from behind by a 2001 Hyundai XG300 driven by Candice Presson, 25, 2765 Bird Song Road, Johnson said. Cooper and passengers Michelle Lowe, 30, 1501 East Ave., and Nadia Middleton, 33, 2102 Washington St., were taken to River Region Medical Center, where they were treated and released, said hospital spokesman Leigh White.

Electricity to LeTourneau Technologies in south Warren County was restored Monday afternoon. The facility was one of 750 Entergy customers that lost power after a tree fell on power lines during a storm Sunday night. LeTourneau was without electricity from about 11 p.m. Sunday to 2 p.m. Monday. About 500 employees were sent home, resulting in about nine hours of lost production time, LeTourneau General Manager Bo-D Massey said. Other Entergy customers’ power had been restored by Monday morning, Mara Hartmann, an Entergy spokesman, said.

Hinds County shooting goes to grand jury JACKSON (AP) — Hinds County Judge Bill Barnett has sent to a grand jury the case against a man charged in a local shooting. David Waits has been charged with murder in the April death of Waivous McGee. McGee died of gunshot wounds outside a Jackson gas station, authorities said. The two men had argued previously and renewed the argument when they met at the station, authorities said.

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PUBLIC PROGRams Can’t Stop Singing! show choir camp — 8 a.m.-noon, June 7-11 and June 14-18; $90; register by May 28, late fee after; Nancy Robertson, 601-529-7171. Senior Center — Wednesday: 10 a.m., chair exercises; 1 p.m., bingo, sponsored by Deaconess Home Health; 1:30, knitting class; 2:30, canasta. Bovina Elementary Art Exhibit — On display until Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; next to Billy’s Italian Restaurant; Outlets at Vicksburg. Vicksburg Al-anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102C; 601-638-0011. Buck’s Country Playhouse

— Feed in the Chicken Coop with potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Friday; music by Magnolia and Moonshine; donations accepted; 601-638-3193. Summer Reading Program — June 7-July 2; Little People’s Learning Center; 601-6388120. Elementary Basketball League — June 12-July 17; first-fifth grade, boys and girls; registration today-June 4; Kings Community Empowerment Center; 601-634-4478 or 601-634-4756. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601415-1742; evening, Jackie G., 601-638-8456 or 601-4153345.

clubs Lions — No Wednesday meeting; Spring Fling, 6 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church; Lions All-State Band. Vicksburg Toastmasters 2052 — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Information Technology Lab on Porters Chapel Road;

Jeff Hensley, 601-634-4596. MVSU Alumni Chapter — 6 p.m. Thursday; Jackson Street Community Center. 150th Anniversary of Catholic Education in Vicksburg — 11 a.m. June 14, planning meeting; Courtyard Marriott meeting room; RSVP: development@vicksburgcatholic.org.

CHURCHES House of Peace — Graduating high school seniors RSVP by Friday for Sunday baccalaureate service; 601-630-3362. Temple of Christ — Fellowship service, 6 p.m. Friday;

Delphine Taylor, pastor; 1922 Pearl St. Cedar Grove M.B. — Movie and refreshments, “Saving God,” 7 p.m. Friday; 3300 Grange Hall Road. Greater Mount Lebanon M.B. — Choir program, 6 p.m. Saturday; various soloists; the Rev. Michael Wesley, master of ceremonies; 339 Alpine St.

BENEFITS Bowl Benefit and Ice Cream Social — 3-6 p.m. Saturday; tickets must be pre-purchased; large bowl $20, small bowl $15; ice cream addition-

al $3; purchase at St. Aloysius office or from any Ceramics II student; benefits Emily Henry’s fight against cancer and Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital; 601-636-2256.

clarification Keith Garcia, 28, 900 Bell Botom Road, was arrested Friday on a drug court sanction. A misleading headline topped Saturday’s crime report. •

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Louisiana House backs Mississippi high court use of ‘rainy day’ fund won’t halt 2 executions BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s “rainy day” fund will be used to help plug a $319 million deficit and rebalance the state’s budget with only six weeks left in the fiscal year, after the state House gave the proposal final legislative passage Monday. The legislation by Senate President Joel Chaisson, D-Destrehan, authorizes the use of as much as $198 million from the Budget Stabilization Fund — the maximum allowed under the trust fund’s rules. The House backed use of the rainy day fund in a 91-2 vote Monday. The Senate OK’d the measure unanimously last week.

House backs reworking of recovery spending BATON ROUGE — Over the objections of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration, the

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Louisiana House unanimously backed a pair of bills Monday that would rework recovery spending tied to hurricanes Katrina and Rita and give lawmakers more oversight of the decisionmaking. Both bills target $3 billion in federal block grant recovery aid that remains unspent.

Sentencing set in extortion case MONROE — Mike Thompson, the former director of the Poverty Point Reservoir District, will be sentenced June 16. Thompson was found guilty Jan. 20 of extorting state resources. A jury deliberated for nearly four hours before convicting Thompson.

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has rejected motions filed by two death row inmates seeking to halt their executions. Paul Everette Woodward is to be executed Wednesday. Gerald James Holland is to be put to death Thursday. Defense attorneys for both inmates had filed papers with the court seeking to halt the execution. Justices issued orders Monday either denying or dismissing the motions. Woodward, 62, was sentenced to death for the 1986 rape and shooting death of Rhonda

Paul Everette Woodward

Gerald James Holland

Crane, 24, of Escatawpa. Holland, of Adams County, was sentenced to death for raping and killing Krystal King, 15, in 1987. At 72, Holland is the oldest death-row inmate in the state.

Ex-Rep. Jefferson’s sister dies NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brenda Jefferson, former Louisiana U.S. Rep. William Jefferson’s sister and the first member of the family to plead guilty in a federal corruption case, died Monday, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

She was 54. Jefferson was scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 23. A spokesman for U.S. Attorney Jim Letten’s office said prosecutors were notified of her death Monday, but she wouldn’t comment further.

Theft, racketeering trial for ex-Monroe official reset MONROE (AP) — Patrick Onyemechara, the city of Monroe’s former director of Revenue and Taxation, will go to trial Nov. 29. A Ouachita Parish grand jury indicted Onyemechara in October on 30 counts of felony theft and one count of racketeering. He is being held in Ouachita Correctional Center. Bail is $2.7 million. Charles Kincade, Onyemechara’s defense attorney, had asked earlier that the case be rescheduled to prepare it

A Ouachita Parish grand jury indicted Onyemechara in October on 30 counts of felony theft and one count of racketeering. He is being held in Ouachita Correctional Center. Bail is $2.7 million. for trial. Kincade filed a motion on behalf of Onyemechara’s other defense attorney, former state Sen. Charles D. Jones, to withdraw Jones as counsel in the case. Jones will resume a federal criminal trial against him next week in Shreveport.

Onyemechara rejected a plea bargain offered by the district attorney’s Office in February. The agreement would have allowed the former tax director to plea to one count of racketeering, which carries a maximum jail term of 50 years or a fine up to $1 million, or

plead to five counts of felony theft. Each felony theft count carries up to 10 years in prison or a fine up to $3,000 or both. Kincade said Onyemechara has not changed his mind on rejecting the plea agreement. Onyemechara is accused of cashing checks from cash drawers at the Revenue and Taxation Department office, including one for $12,029 that was a tax rebate from the state of Louisiana to the city of Monroe.


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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: post@vicksburg.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 132 | Letters to the editor: post@vicksburg.com or The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box, 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

JACK VIX SAYS: Political eyes are on Arkansas, Kentucky and Pennsylvania today.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Champion Burglar, blooded stallion of W.J. Katzenmeier, is sold to Bazinsky Brothers. • Professor Thompson makes a balloon ascent for the Blue and Gray reunion.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 At the Catholic picnic, Mose Foley is voted the most popular man present. • Dr. S.S. Dangerfield of Delta is in town.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 The auto of Frank Yoste goes over an embankment in the Military Park. Yoste and his nephew narrowly escape death. • Mr. and Mrs. J.G. Cashman leave for New Albany to attend the state press meeting. • The body of Son Morehan, drowned in the Yazoo Canal, has not been found.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 George Fralick, the seventh jail breaker to be captured, is again behind bars. • J.J. Hayes, chairman of the Democratic committee, issued a call for an election of delegates to the county convention.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Vicksburg’s $7 million bridge is dedicated. Estimates run as high as 40,000 people here for the celebration. An air circus, fireworks, speakers, parade and reception are planned. Maj. Gen. Frank Ross McCoy, representing Secretary of War Hurley, is here.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 The Carr Central Junior-Senior prom is held. • A son is born to Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Brent.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Franklin Poole of Jackson is electrocuted at Eagle Lake while helping his father install a water pump at their new home. • The new bridge over the Yazoo River on Highway 61 is dedicated. • Armed Forces Day is observed here with a brief but impressive program at City Park.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 The newly organized Street Medical Foundation names Dr. A. Street, president, and Louis P. Cashman Sr., vice president. • E.M. Pace dies • Unofficial census figures show 28,920 people in the city and 41,863 as the total for the county.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Warren County is under quarantine due to hog cholera being diagnosed on several farms in the county.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Beth Reeves, art student of Randy Jolly, is awarded a Gold Medal — the highest award nationally — for her handmade paper relief sculpture, which was exhibited in New York during April. • Art students of Toni Lanford — Joyce Burnett, oil pastel; Clark Flowers, tempera batik; and Joseph Shows, oil pastel — receive honorable mention on the national level in Scholastic Art awards competition.

OUR OPINION

Investment

20 YEARS AGO: 1990

Proposals to aid small business deserve support Small business is one of the best sources of economic growth and job creation — and it needs help. Two proposals in Congress would help business get the investment funding it needs to jump-start the hiring and expansion that could help sustain the still-wobbly economic recovery. President Barack Obama has sent draft legislation to Congress that would, among other things, provide money to support the collateral needed by small business to obtain loans from community banks. The Obama proposal does not specify funding for the proposal, but last year, in a similar bill, U.S. Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich,,

proposed using a portion of the funds already appropriated in the Troubled Asset Relief Program to support the loans. In our view, Peters’ suggestion has it right, and the existing funds should be redirected out of the TARP funding. Peters noted in a recent interview with The News that small manufacturers are having trouble obtaining credit because the value of their property has declined in the real estate crash, weakening their ability to post security for loans. The Michigan Economic Development Corp., Peters said, already has a program that could serve to channel the funds needed to support

the manufacturers’ requests for credit from community banks. The congressman’s second proposal, co-sponsored by Democrat John Larsen of Connecticut and Republicans David Reichert of Washington and Patrick Tiberi of Ohio, would allow businesses to use today existing accrued tax credits for their future corporate alternative minimum tax liabilities rather than wait until they become profitable enough to take advantage of them. In essence, the value of the tax credits would be advanced to the firms as development capital. Both of these are good ideas that would pump needed funds into the business sector.

Warren Central basketball players Renee Carter and Carla Turner are featured, signing their letters-of-intent to play for Jackson State. • Rowan Galtney, Lorman resident, dies.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Britton & Koontz Bank officials plan a second office on a tract of land near Sherman Avenue. • A $10,000 grant from Entergy will be used to fund outdoor classrooms and a recycling center at Dana Road School.

VOICE YOUR OPINION Letters to the editor are published under the following guidelines: Expressions from readers on topics of current or general interest are welcomed. • Letters must be original, not copies or letters sent to others, and must include the name, address and signature of the writer. • Letters must avoid defamatory or abusive statements. • Preference will be given to typed letters of 300 or fewer words. • The Vicksburg Post does not print anonymous letters and reserves the right to edit all letters submitted. • Letters in the column do not represent the views of The Vicksburg Post.

MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

Economy weakening state government workers’ benefits Mississippi state employees aren’t likely to become the next Donald Trump. But plenty of people like government jobs because of the predictable hours, decent health insurance and attractive retirement plan. Because of changes in recent years, being a civil servant in Mississippi is not as good a deal as it used to be. Republican Gov. Haley Barbour, a bipartisan majority of lawmakers and nonpartisan governing boards have changed some workers’ insurance coverage and reconfigured retirement benefits. The results? Smaller paychecks when raises were scarce, and, for future public employees, the prospect of working longer before collecting a pension. The changes are largely a response to the shaky economy, and private sector employees are seeing similar cuts in benefits. The level of health insurance coverage varies depending on when an employee started in Mississippi government. The plan covers about 200,000 people — workers for state

EMILY WAGSTER

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‘At Barbour’s request, lawmakers voted last month to require public employees to pay 9 percent of their paychecks toward their own retirement, up from the current 7.25 percent.’

agencies, school districts, community colleges, universities and libraries, plus their dependents. Those hired on or before Dec. 31, 2005, are called “legacy” employees, and the state pays 100 percent of their premiums. Those hired on or after Jan. 1, 2006, are called “horizon” employees. The state pays 100 percent of their premiums for a lesser level of coverage. If they want the same coverage as “legacy” employees, they’ve been paying $18 a month.

Earlier this year, Barbour signed a bill that could make health insurance more expensive for state workers. A governing board for the insurance plan will meet May 26 to discuss potential changes. Currently, the health insurance plan has a $500 annual deductible. Lawmakers say to keep the plan financially stable, the deductible could increase dramatically — perhaps to $1,000 or $1,800 a year. Employees might get an option of making a monthly payment to

“buy down” the deductible. That is, their deductible would be higher than $500 but less than, say, $1,800. The amounts of the new deductible and the monthly “buy down” are undecided. “We’ve just got to keep the plan healthy as much as we can,” said Senate Insurance Committee Chairman Eugene “Buck” Clarke, R-Hollandale. Starting next year, people who become state employees will have to work longer before collecting pensions. Under current law, retirement is possible after 25 years’ service. Because of a bill Barbour signed this year, anyone hired on or after July 1, 2011, must work 30 years. Those already on the payroll then will stick with 25. The Mississippi Economic Council, a state chamber of commerce, lobbied to increase the required years of service to keep experienced teachers in public school classrooms. “They don’t stop teaching,” said MEC President Blake Wilson. “They

go teach across the line, or they go teach at a private school.” The number of years required for retirement has changed three times since 1987. The current system of “25 and out” has been in place since 1991. At Barbour’s request, lawmakers voted last month to require public employees to pay 9 percent of their paychecks toward their own retirement, up from the current 7.25 percent. Brenda Scott, head of the Mississippi Alliance of State Employees, said the change amounts to a pay cut that makes public service less attractive. Barbour said the pension change was needed to keep some employees from losing their jobs. Nobody likes to hear, as Trump would say, “You’re fired.” •

Emily Wagster Pettus lives in Jackson and covers Mississippi for The Associated Press.


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Health care tax break gets mixed reviews WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration Monday unveiled a tax cut for small companies that provides health insurance, but business groups gave it a mixed review. Even if it amounts to free money, many small businesses won’t qualify for the tax credit. The full benefit goes to companies that have 10 or fewer workers with average salaries of $25,000 or less. They can get Uncle Sam to pick up 35 percent of their premiums. But sole proprietors aren’t eligible. And neither are firms with 25 or more employees, or average wages of $50,000 and above. “We’re thinking mom-andpop shops with one or two employees,” said James Gelfand, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s health policy director. “For some businesses this will be helpful, but for many it will not be helpful. You have to be so small that it will be difficult.” Administration officials said they’re trying to target assistance to those who need it most. “The No. 1 concern of small businesses is access to affordable health care,” said Small Business Administration head Karen Mills, noting that only about half of businesses with three to 10 employees offer coverage. The major expansion of coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law isn’t slated to happen until 2014. Congress included the small business tax credit as an immediate benefit partly in recognition of the political clout of small business.

At the polls

Obama’s personal records include $1,600 dog, Bo

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Voters line up early today at the Briarwood precinct in Bowling Green, Ky.

Voters in three states head out to elect new senators WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is not on the ballot in this week’s primaries, nor is Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican Senate leader. But both have a stake in intensely competitive Senate races in three states, contests testing the strength of the Tea Party among Kentucky Republicans and the durability of incumbent Democratic Sens. Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas and Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania. In a fourth race of national significance, Republican Tim Burns and Democrat Mark Critz battled to fill out the term of the late Democratic Rep. John Murtha in a congressional district in southwestern Pennsylvania. Both political parties reported spending roughly $1 million to sway the race, turning it into a laboratory for the fall campaign,

when all 435 House seats will be on the ballot. Oregon voters also faced a deadline for returning ballots in a statewide mail-in vote that began more than two weeks ago. On the eve of the busiest primary night of the year so far, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Monday that Obama was following the races, but “not that closely.” Gibbs said Obama’s involvement had not become an issue in the primaries. Nor was it clear what impact his involvement would mean for the incumbents, under extraordinary political pressure in a year of well-documented voter dissatisfaction with Washington. McConnell made no attempt to minimize his own interest in the Senate primary in Kentucky after making a late television commercial on behalf of

Secretary of State Trey Grayson, battling Tea Party-backed Rand Paul. While Grayson had support from the state’s Republican establishment, Paul countered with backing from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, retiring Sen. Jim Bunning and conservative Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina. DeMint has interceded in several primaries in hopes of pushing his party to the right, a decision that some Republicans say may portend a move for greater influence inside the Republican leadership led by McConnell. Among Democrats, Kentucky Attorney Gen. Jack Conway collided with Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo for the right to take on the Republican winner. Mongiardo lost a close race to Bunning six years ago.

Stronger gels are latest attempt to block HIV infection WASHINGTON (AP) — Try after try to make vaginal creams that could repel the AIDS virus have failed. Now researchers are testing if a drug used to treat HIV infection finally might give women a tool to prevent it — by infusing the medicine into vaginal gels and contraceptive-style rings. Even quick-dissolving antiHIV films are being created, the same style now used for breath-fresheners or allergy

medicines but made for fingertip application in the vagina. Called microbicides, this kind of woman-controlled protection is considered key to battling the HIV epidemic — especially in developing countries where the virus is at its worst and women too often can’t get their partners to use a condom. For two decades, scientists tried less powerful medications in disappointing microbicide attempts. Results from

FBI official nominated by Obama to head TSA WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to make the third nomination the charm, the White House announced Monday that President Barack Obama would nominate FBI Deputy Director John Pistole to head the Transportation Security Administration. In a statement, Obama said Pistole’s work with the FBI makes him a valuable asset to the administration’s efforts to strengthen security and screening measures at the nation’s airports. Obama has struggled to fill the top job at TSA, the agency

whose primary mission is to shore up the nation’s defenses against terrorist threats in the air, on roads and John r a i l s . Th e Pistole Obama administration has called the job the most important unfilled position on the president’s team. Obama’s first choice for the post, Erroll Southers, withdrew his nomination.

the first study to see if this new strategy works — South African women tested a gel made of the AIDS drug tenofovir — aren’t due until July. But researchers gathering for the biennial International Microbicides Conference in Pittsburgh next weekend express cautious optimism. “Frankly, blocking transmission of the virus appears to be a lot harder than anyone understood it would be at the beginning,” says meeting co-

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chair Dr. Sharon Hillier of the University of Pittsburgh and a principal investigator of the Microbicide Trials Network. “The reason we’re not depressed in the microbicide world? We actually have learned a lot and moved on to think about potent drugs and really cool delivery methods.” Antiretroviral drugs have revolutionized AIDS care, helping people live far longer with the virus.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama raked in millions of dollars in book royalties in 2009 and got one very special $1,600 gift — his pet dog, Bo. The Portuguese water dog, which was a gift from the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, was listed on annual financial disclosure forms the White House released Monday. Royalties from his books, “Dreams From My Father” and “Audacity of Hope,” rang in at between $1 million and $5 million each. Obama also listed a number of safe investments in Treasury bonds and retirement and college savings accounts. Including funds held jointly with his wife, Michelle, those assets were worth between about $2.2 million and $7.5 million in 2009. Assets are listed in wide ranges on the disclosure forms, making it difficult

to determine their value with precision. There was also $1.4 million from winning the Nobel Peace President Barack Prize, which Obama the president donated to charity. Obama also sold two inheritances from his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, who died in the final days of his campaign. He made less than $1,000 from the sale of a tax-free trust. A second inheritance — shares in the Bank of Hawaii where his grandmother rose from a secretary to a vice president — sold for between $250,000 and $500,000. Obama’s tax returns, made public earlier in the year, show he took a loss on that investment.

Biden receives book signed by James Joyce, worth $3,500 WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden didn’t accept many gifts last year, but one involved highbrow literature. Biden received a first-edition copy of “Anna Livia Plurabelle” signed by the author, James Joyce, and valued at $3,500. The story is a chapter from the Irish writer’s famously complex novel, “Finnegan’s Wake.” The giver was Margaret Spanel of Hightstown, N.J., a

donor to Democratic candidates. The information was included i n B i d e n ’s annual financial disclosure report, Vice President released Joe Biden Monday. Spanel, 97, sent the book to Biden after hearing him say Joyce was his favorite poet, the vice president’s office said.


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

LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)...27.17 American Fin. (AFG).......28.32 Ameristar (ASCA).............20.28 Auto Zone (AZO).......... 183.72 Bally Technologies (BYI).45.37 BancorpSouth (BXS).......20.90 Britton Koontz (BKBK)...12.42 Cracker Barrel (CBRL).....51.43 Champion Ent. (CHB)..........20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH).40.44 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC).49.87 Cooper Industries (CBE).48.94 CBL and Associates (CBL)..15.72 CSX Corp. (CSX)................54.67 East Group Prprties(EGP). 38.43 El Paso Corp. (EP)............11.65 Entergy Corp. (ETR)........77.47

Fastenal (FAST).................53.65 Family Dollar (FDO)........40.51 Fred’s (FRED)......................13.97 Int’l Paper (IP)...................23.60 Janus Capital Group (JNS).12.34 J.C. Penney (JCP).............27.62 Kroger Stores (KR)...........22.08 Kan. City So. (KSU)..........37.78 Legg Mason (LM).......... 33.01 Parkway Properties (PKY).18.11 PepsiAmerica Inc. (PAS).29.98 Regions Financial (RF).... 8.27 Rowan (RDC).....................25.15 Saks Inc. (SKS)..................... 9.34 Sears Holdings (SHLD).108.90 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).32.45 Sunoco (SUN)....................30.38 Trustmark (TRMK)...........23.83 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)...............38.12 Tyson Foods (TSN)..........17.64 Viacom (VIA)......................37.63 Walgreens (WAG)............35.71 Wal-Mart (WMT)..............52.73

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AKSteel .20 14877 15.43 15.08 15.20+.39 AMR 13477 7.45 7.24 7.24—.07 AT&TInc 1.68 39683 25.90 25.75 25.76—.01 AMD 24964 9.01 8.81 8.83—.02 Agilent 19749 34.05 32.44 32.90—1.30 AlcatelLuc 16658 2.62 2.59 2.60+.02 Alcoa .12 37680 12.41 12.24 12.33+.23 Altria 1.40f 19692 21.80 21.63 21.73+.03 AmbacFh 79726 1.36 1.29 1.32—.14 AmExp .72 13581 41.74 41.04 41.05—.17 AIntlGprs 13342 39.98 39.04 39.74+.74 Anadarko .36 12662 59.43 57.90 58.85+1.67 BHPBillLt 1.66e 11768 67.25 66.23 66.84+1.27 BPPLC 3.36e 28254 46.78 46.30 46.46—.11 BcoSantand .82e 14901 10.90 10.76 10.82+.46 BkofAm .04 232282 16.75 16.46 16.47+.12 BarVixShT 42554 26.43 25.50 26.38—1.10 BarrickG .40 14194 44.91 43.97 44.71+.28 BeazerHm 30062 5.87 5.62 5.80+.56 Blockbsth 13067 .41 .39 .39—.02 Boeing 1.68 13067 70.13 68.64 69.00—.68 BostonSci 16307 6.91 6.78 6.78—.03 CBSB .20 11349 15.50 15.25 15.38+.13 Cemex .40t 16502 11.28 10.98 11.22+.24 ChesEng .30 13944 22.84 22.52 22.66+.37 Chevron 2.88f 13851 78.48 78.03 78.24+.51 Chimera .54e 21151 4.05 3.98 3.98—.02 Citigrp 1503603 3.96 3.89 3.90+.04 CliffsNRs .56f 12052 55.00 53.95 53.97+1.05 ConocPhil 2.20f 12135 56.10 55.68 55.73+.54 Corning .20 20166 18.66 18.31 18.58+.26 DeanFds 21132 10.20 9.86 10.15+.34 DeltaAir 13104 14.10 13.64 13.65—.29 DicksSptg 12177 30.00 28.66 28.88+.40 DirFBearrs 94109 13.78 13.31 13.76—.01 DrxFBulls .15e 63954 28.89 27.95 27.99—.01 DirxSCBear 59912 5.95 5.80 5.93—.18 DirxSCBull 4.85e 11830 59.69 58.34 58.56+1.63 DirxLCBear 11621 14.13 13.93 14.10—.31 Disney .35 17043 34.64 34.17 34.19—.01 DowChm .60 14690 27.99 27.27 27.63+.73 DuPont 1.64 11347 38.58 37.81 38.42+.77 EMCCp 18401 18.85 18.67 18.73+.06 EKodak 11415 6.01 5.88 5.90+.09 EldorGldg .05 12800 17.42 17.00 17.28+.06 EmersonEl 1.34 11001 49.03 47.92 48.93+1.04 ExxonMbl 1.76f 41952 64.27 63.99 64.00+.73 FannieMae 20933 1.02 1.00 1.01+.01 FidNatInfo .20 38506 27.50 26.80 27.37—1.51 FordM 134317 12.18 11.96 11.98+.03 ForestLab 25501 27.89 27.29 27.38+1.19 FredMac 11030 1.37 1.35 1.36+.03 FMCG 1.20f 29592 70.96 69.25 70.57+2.60 GLGPtrs 41408 4.38 4.35 4.36 GenElec .40 91649 17.87 17.68 17.77+.21 GoldmanS 1.40 22329 143.75 141.53 141.53—1.11 Hallibrtn .36 24117 28.84 28.23 28.61+.76 HeclaM 11196 6.02 5.88 5.97+.02 HewlettP .32 21774 48.28 47.80 48.10+.58 HomeDp .95f 95942 36.30 35.02 35.67+.08 HostHotls .04 16270 15.23 14.96 14.98+.01 iShBraz 2.72e 26678 66.52 66.06 66.39+1.30 iShJapn .14e 38735 9.93 9.89 9.92+.01 iShKor .32e 15363 48.36 47.81 48.15+.10 iSTaiwn .21e 21508 12.09 12.04 12.06+.02 iShChina25 .55e 36759 39.43 39.20 39.28+.60 iShEMkts .58e 125827 39.79 39.55 39.72+.47 iSEafe 1.44e 36842 50.63 50.44 50.48+.42 iShR2K .75e 105004 70.80 70.25 70.35+.66 iShREst 1.86e 15108 52.23 51.64 51.66+.29 ItauUnibH .55r 23704 20.57 20.23 20.50+.76 JPMorgCh .20 67525 40.62 39.86 39.90+.06 JohnJn 2.16f 27135 63.56 63.20 63.39—.50 Keycorp .04 22268 8.42 8.20 8.20—.06 Kraft 1.16 21021 30.64 30.34 30.60+.05

LVSands 59814 23.47 23.04 23.15+.65 Lowes .36 37076 25.25 24.75 24.80—.46 MGMMir 43614 14.12 13.80 13.81+.49 Macys .20 17200 22.67 22.29 22.33+.02 MarathonO 1f 21272 32.81 32.19 32.66+1.05 MarinerEn 11206 22.89 22.64 22.71+.27 MktVGold .11p 15953 52.24 51.27 52.01+.14 MasseyEn .24 11056 34.70 33.61 34.57+1.28 MedcoHlth 17178 58.23 57.71 58.13+.48 Merck 1.52 14122 33.00 32.75 32.85+.07 MetroPCS 13273 9.27 9.12 9.16+.11 Monsanto 1.06 19179 55.84 55.11 55.58+.10 MorgStan .20 19426 27.44 27.05 27.21+.10 Motorola 40351 6.97 6.88 6.93+.08 NewmtM .40 13343 57.14 56.19 56.75—.29 NokiaCp .56e 52168 10.66 10.49 10.50+.09 OilSvHT 1.74e 13299 113.39 112.01 112.56+2.52 PeabdyE .28 12622 41.42 40.46 41.20+1.59 Petrohawk 11972 20.04 19.61 19.79+.58 Petrobras 1.34e 16751 37.87 37.56 37.59+.54 Pfizer .72 92833 16.17 16.05 16.11 PSUSDBull 12007 25.15 25.11 25.14—.05 PrUShS&P 60607 31.57 31.29 31.54—.46 ProUltQQQ 11954 63.17 62.51 62.64+.72 PrUShQQQ 30486 16.92 16.74 16.89—.20 ProUltSP .41e 33212 40.41 40.06 40.11+.58 ProUShL20 11138 41.91 41.63 41.63—.45 ProUShtFn 22767 19.75 19.32 19.73—.04 ProUSR2K 15857 18.44 18.13 18.39—.36 ProUSSP500 12073 30.59 30.18 30.53—.66 ProUltCrude 15717 10.11 9.98 9.98+.25 ProctGam 1.93f 17345 63.88 63.40 63.88+.50 ProLogis .60 14896 12.39 12.03 12.04+.04 QwestCm .32 30618 5.34 5.27 5.33+.01 RRIEngy 14165 4.72 4.60 4.66—.02 RegionsFn .04 24635 8.42 8.16 8.16—.11 SpdrDJIA 2.47e 16841 107.51 107.15 107.28+.76 SpdrGold 26760 119.03 118.61 118.99—.37 S&P500ETF 2.21e 318435 115.22 114.72 114.79+.84 SpdrRetl .50e 31681 41.91 41.57 41.72+.58 Saks 17175 9.96 9.48 9.83+.49 Schlmbrg .84 14166 66.15 65.00 65.69+1.54 Schwab .24 13516 17.59 17.40 17.41+.03 SemiHTr .55e 34856 28.22 27.81 27.84—.07 SilvWhtng 19236 20.60 20.12 20.41—.11 SprintNex 198825 4.71 4.58 4.65+.16 SPMatls .52e 57623 32.35 31.87 32.14+.55 SPConsum .41e 20491 33.60 33.41 33.41+.15 SPEngy 1e 44863 56.86 56.38 56.56+.90 SPDRFncl .20e 224308 15.55 15.35 15.35—.01 SPInds .59e 33592 31.61 31.36 31.51+.40 SPTech .31e 12643 22.70 22.58 22.60+.08 StratHotels 16359 5.37 5.21 5.28+.18 Suncorgs .40 16588 31.44 30.95 31.30+1.09 Synovus .04 23756 3.14 3.06 3.11+.05 TJX .60f 31773 44.60 43.70 44.14—1.11 TaiwSemi .46e 13579 10.07 9.92 9.97 TeckResg .40 17640 34.41 33.35 34.18+2.08 TexInst .48 14822 25.66 25.29 25.31—.11 TrinaSols 20215 19.20 18.01 18.04—.26 TycoIntl .83e 15950 39.17 38.48 38.89+.77 USBancrp .20 18688 25.72 25.26 25.27—.34 USNGsFd 35767 7.79 7.74 7.77+.14 USOilFd 39568 34.59 34.34 34.37+.49 USSteel .20 27752 53.04 52.05 52.50+1.35 ValeSA .52e 43303 27.72 27.41 27.60+.61 ValeSApf .52e 14823 23.65 23.42 23.52+.45 VangEmg .55e 22094 39.91 39.73 39.84+.36 VerizonCm 1.90 30998 29.01 28.54 29.00+.34 Visa .50 32156 76.01 74.95 75.38+.67 WalMart 1.21f 44029 54.10 53.20 53.91+1.18 WeathfIntl 16309 15.91 15.62 15.79+.41 WellsFargo .20 55056 32.35 31.61 31.63—.34 Xerox .17 14191 10.29 10.10 10.25+.15 Yamanag .06f 16429 11.24 11.00 11.17+.07

smart money Q: What are some benefits of living trusts and how are they established? — D.E., Pennsylvania A: There are many uses of trusts. For the average person, bruce a living trust is established so that assets can be passed from one generation to another without the need of probate. There is nothing particularly discouraging about probate for an ordinary estate, but nonetheless, this is the major advantage. The other is privacy. A will is a public document, and as a consequence anyone can

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spend a couple of dollars to get a copy of the will once it’s filed for probate. A trust is a private affair and is not public and for the most part there is no tax advantage. There are a few exceptions. An attorney ordinarily establishes a trust of this kind, and the costs can be up to several thousand dollars. The one thing that is to be clearly understood is that a trust does not in any way, shape or form obviate the necessity of having an appropriately drawn and executed will. While I understand the workings of what is called a “pore over,” where assets go into the trust, it should be noted that a will does not have to be probated; it can be filed. •

Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at bruce@brucewilliams.com

Walmart, construction reports boost stocks NEW YORK (AP) — A jump in recent weeks, investors in home construction and have largely ignored signs of upbeat earnings from Walmart economic growth. Stocks had pushed stocks higher in morn- been posting solid gains earing trading. The Dow Jones lier in the year on steady signs industrial average rose about of improvement in the U.S. economy. 70 points. The modest rebound EncouragStocks also ing signals on got a boost in the euro came as the economy today from gains in the European leaders meet helped lift stock euro. The cur- to hammer out details of prices today. The Commerce rency has been driving trading a nearly $1 trillion rescue Department for weeks, and package agreed to last s a i d h o m e construction its rise indiweek. jumped 5.8 percates improvcent in April, ing confidence more than in Europe’s ability to control its debt crisis. expected and the strongest The euro rose to $1.2427 a day level since late in 2008. Walmart Stores Inc., the after hitting a four-year low. The modest rebound in world’s largest retailer and one the euro came as European of the stocks that makes up the leaders meet to hammer out Dow Jones industrials, rose 3 details of a nearly $1 trillion percent after reporting betterrescue package agreed to last than-expected earnings. In midmorning trading, the week. The bailout will provide countries like Greece access to Dow rose 72.40, or 0.7 percent, cheap loans so they can avoid to 10,698.23. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 6.55, or defaulting. The euro had been tumbling 0.6 percent, to 1,143.49, while for weeks over concerns that the Nasdaq composite index severe cost-cutting measures rose 9.48, or 0.4 percent, to will drag down Europe’s econ- 2,363.71. The Dow recovered from omy and destabilize Europe’s shared currency, which is used a drop of 184 points on Monday to end with a gain of by 16 nations. While so much attention about 6 points after the euro has been focused on Europe strengthened.

Treasury takes $1.6B loss on 2009 Chrysler loan WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Monday it will lose $1.6 billion on a loan made to Chrysler in early 2009. Taxpayer losses from bailing out Chrysler and General Motors are expected to rise as high as $34 billion, congressional auditors have said. Treasury said Monday that Chrysler repaid $1.9 billion of a $4 billion loan, which was extended before the company filed for Chapter 11. The government hopes to get another $500 million from the company that emerged from bankruptcy, Chrysler Group LLC. Treasury officials said that the government had no plans to boost its stake in the new Chrysler to cover those losses. It also acknowledged another $1.9 billion in potential losses

from a separate loan that had been made to the company that went through bankruptcy proceedings. It indicated slim hopes of recouping much if anything from that separate $1.9 billion loan. The original $4 billion loan was made in January 2009, when the Bush administration was scrambling to rescue Chrysler, GM and their auto financing arms. The Congressional Budget Office estimated in March that the government’s $85 billion bailout of the automakers would cost taxpayers $34 billion. Much of it will depend on how much the government recovers from its eventual sale of nearly 61 percent of GM and about 10 percent of Chrysler.

$1 million left in energy rebates JACKSON (AP) — Just more than $1 million is still available for rebates on the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, Mississippi officials said. The state received $2.8 million for the rebates under the federal stimulus package, and 57 percent of the money has been used. The State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

is designed to spur economic activity and reduce energy consumption. The Mississippi Development Authority says about 13,500 appliances have been sold in the state since the program started last month. The first-come, first-served rebates range from $50 to $750, depending on the appliance. Rebates are not available for online sales.

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PRECISION FORECAST BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT

Continued from Page A1. tion must be taken to the Permit Office on the basement floor of the Warren County Courthouse. Afterward, two MSDH field agents will travel to Eagle Lake on Tuesdays to inspect plans. District 2 Supervisor William Banks said each completed drawing should be returned by noon on Mondays. Supervisors adopted the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance on Monday, a set of modifications to the county’s flood plain ordinances that compels landowners in the most flood-prone areas to lift new structures 18 inches

above base flood elevation. The height also applies to the lowest floors on manufactured homes and RVs. According to the added regulations, the mandatory raise kicks in if restoration costs on an unraised but damaged home equal more than 50 percent of its pre-tornado market value. A FEMA disaster recovery center at Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department closed Friday. A site next to Simmons Planting Company’s cotton gin is authorized to process storm debris through June 30.

On the agenda • Approved execution of a contract with Central Mississippi Planning and Development District to assist Warren County with redistricting if results of the 2010 Census warrant new district lines. The vote was 4-1, with District 3 Supervisor Charles Selmon voting no. The five supervisor districts were redrawn after the 2000 national head count. Supervisors moved quickly on securing a deal with CMPDD because of

the quadrennial coincidence of Mississippi’s March 1 deadline for candidates to qualify and the arrival of redistricting data from the Census Bureau. Selmon based his dissenting vote on the exclusivity of the contract with one consultant. • Recognized Road Department construction foreman Buddy Poole for 25 years of service. • Authorized advertising for construction bids to replace a bridge on Redbone Road at Paces Bayou.

• Authorized advertising logic and accuracy tests on the county’s voting machines in preparation for the June 1 congressional primary. • Approved a $110 payment to the U.S. Postmaster for box rent due for Justice Court. • Approved travel expenses and $250 in registration fees for Deputy Coroner Kelda Bailess to attend the Mississippi Coroner Association Summer Conference June 22-25 in Biloxi.

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On the agenda The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen also: • OK’d board meeting minutes from March 10. • Received two sealed bids for pebble lime for the water treatment plant from Carmeuse Lime Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pa., $198.24 per ton; and Falco Lime Co. of Vicksburg, $128.87 per ton. • Awarded the following bids: water treatment plant chemicals, Harcros Chemicals Inc. of Vicksburg and Thatcher Chemical of Salt Lake City; traffic management supplies, Custom Products Company of Jackson; Sand, gravel and rock, BP Buford LLC and Miller Materials Inc., both of Vicksburg; and pool chemicals, with class 1 communities getting the highest discount. A class 7 rating results in a 5 to 15 percent savings on premiums, according to the FEMA website. “By keeping our ordinance current with the national standard, it helps us maintain that grade,” said GrayLewis. Several areas in northern

Thatcher Chemical of Salt Lake City. • Declared Monday, May 31, Memorial Day, a paid holiday for city employees. • Designated Anna Booth, city emergency management director, as the city’s agent for any federal public assistance reimbursements following the tornadoes of April 24. • OK’d spending $2,192 for Babe Ruth and Cal Ripkin Baseball League affiliation and insurance fees for the Mission 66 Baseball League. • OK’d spending $480 on lunch for the roughly 300 children expected to attend Friday’s sixth annual EMS Day Program, presented by the fire department. • OK’d spending $36,760.35 for the city’s 60 percent and southern Vicksburg are considered repetitive flood plains. Repeated flooding, federal buyouts of land and stricter flood plain regulation enforcement has led to limited populations in once thriving neighborhoods in the Waltersville and Kings communities north of the city. Slightly farther north and nearer to the river, com-

share of Vicksburg-Warren 911 employees’ salaries, matching benefits and insurance for April. • OK’d May and June Vicksburg Main Street Program advertising totaling $5,505, and an additional $1,250 specifically for Vicksburg Farmers’ Market advertising. • OK’d complimentary use of the City Auditorium for Memorial Day Services on May 31. In closed session, the board: • OK’d 10 new hires: four in the fire department, two in the parks and recreation maintenance department and one each in the police, sewer, right of way and recreation departments. • OK’d one pay adjustment in the fire department. • OK’d four title changes in

the police department. Mayor Paul Winfield said four “level one” secretaries were performing “level two” duties. He said the secretaries will now have level two titles, but will not receive raises. • OK’d one termination in the community service department. • Accepted one resignation in the police department. • Discussed two personnel matters in the community service and water and gas administration departments, but took no action. • Discussed one pending litigation matter. The board is scheduled to meet next at 10 a.m. May 25 in room 109 of the City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St.

munities along Long Lake and Chickasaw Roads have also disappeared through the decades. In southern Vicksburg, most of the properties in the Hamilton Heights subdivision have been purchased through a federal buyout, while many landowners along LeTourneau Road have kept from retreating from

the low-lying area by building their homes on stilts or constructing private levees. The Mississippi River is currently rising toward a forecast crest of 42.5 feet — a half foot below flood stage at Vicksburg — on Thursday. It is expected to have no impact on residences in the city, and limited effects on farmland and roads in the county.

Roberts Pevey of Madison; a brother, Frankie Davis of Yazoo City; a sister, Elizabeth Hester of Bastrop, La.; 19 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. D.W. Tipton officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be

Daniel Heidenreich, Justin Hedgepeth, Cameron Hedgepeth, Kyle Hedgepeth, Kelsey Roberts and Colin Roberts.

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.

Douglas MacArthur Chambers Douglas MacArthur Chambers died Monday, May 17, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. He was 68. Mr. Chambers was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Redus and Catherine Chambers; a daughter, Adah Simmons; two brothers, Redus Chambers Jr. and J.P. Chambers; and a sister and brother-inlaw, Juliette and Thomas Bouie. Survivors include two daughters, Jamie Chambers and Teffee Craig, both of Vicksburg; two sons, Fernando Bell of Vicksburg and Anthony Wilson of Joliet, Ill.; a sister, Beatrice Chambers of Vicksburg; two brothers, Jack Chambers of Vicksburg and Thomas Chambers of Mexico, Mo.; grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

James F. Skipper TALLULAH — James F. Skipper died Monday, May 17, 2010, at Madison Parish Hospital. He was 73. Mr. Skipper was born in Ringold, La., and had lived in Tallulah for more than 54 years. He was retired from the Chicago Mill, where he worked as a millwright. He was a member of First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Annie May Skipper of Tallu-

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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.

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City the new ordinance simply updates the language of the ordinance, as recommended by federal and state emergency management agencies. “There’s no huge change in this from the ’03 (ordinance) or the one prior to that,” he said. “There are some clarifications in some of the definitions and a few little legal tweaks that were put in.” Also Monday, the Warren County Board of Supervisors OK’d a revised flood damage prevention control ordinance, which officials also said was a federal formality with little practical change for residents. Gray-Lewis said the ordinance revision approved Monday will aid the city in holding onto its grade 7 rating by the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System. The volunteer rating system, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, provides for discounts on flood insurance premiums for citizens by encouraging municipalities to enact flood plain management practices beyond federal requirements. The city currently “can boast” a class 7 rating, said Gray-Lewis. Participating communities get a 1-9 rating,

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lah; a daughter, Sharon Rene’ Merrill of Pioneer, La.; a brother, Bill Skipper of Delhi; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Revs. John Rushing and Edward Kline Jr. officiating. Burial, directed by Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home, will follow at Epps Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until the service at the church. Pallbearers will be Richard Skipper, David Skipper, Neil Skipper, Stacey Skipper, Rickey Skipper, Jimmy Roy Skipper, Beau Skipper and Phillip Skipper.

Robert Taylor Robert Taylor died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at his home. He was 63. Mr. Taylor was of the Baptist faith. He was a selfemployed diesel mechanic and a former employee of Anderson-Tully Co. and U.S. Rubber. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Taylor Sr. and Mary Whitney; and two brothers, George Taylor Jr. and Charles Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Taylor of Vicksburg; two sons, Reginald Taylor and Ryan Taylor, both of Vicksburg; a daughter, Linda Smith of Vicksburg; two brothers, Donald Jordan of Jackson and Frank Taylor of Chicago; five sisters, Edna Hamilton, Victoria Johnson, Juanita Sheriff and Christine Taylor, all of Jackson, and Carolyn Scott of Waukegan, Ill.; one grandchild; and aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rohelia Cemetery in Utica. Burial, directed

by Williams Funeral Service, will follow.

Ruby Saxton Worthy Ruby Saxton Worthy died Monday, May 17, 2010, at her home. She was 69. Mrs. Worthy was a native of Midway, and had lived in Vicksburg most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Worthy; her father, Plezy Lee Saxton; her mother, Doris Elizabeth Davis; her stepfather, Carl Davis; her sister, Barbara Jackson; and a granddaughter, Kelli Roberts. Survivors include her son, David Oneal Roberts Jr. of Vicksburg; three daughters, Sandy Lovell of Vicksburg, Judith R. Heidenreich of Monroe, La., and Donna

thursday-friday Partly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs near 90, lows in the upper 60s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Mostly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; lows near 60 wednesDAY-friday Mostly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs near 90, lows in the 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 86º Low/past 24 hours............... 67º Average temperature......... 77º Normal this date................... 73º Record low..............49º in 1895 Record high............91º in 1951 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours......................None This month.................. 2.08 inch Total/year.............. 16.72 inches Normal/month......2.97 inches Normal/year........ 24.99 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active..........................10:51 A.M. Most active................. 4:37 P.M. Active...........................11:18 P.M. Most active.................. 5:04 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:55 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:56 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:03

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 42.1 | Change: +0.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 18.0 | Change: +0.6 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 24.1 | Change: +0.7 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 19.2 | Change: +0.3 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 5.1 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 9.6 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................83.9 River....................................89.8

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 45.5 Thursday................................ 45.2 Friday....................................... 45.2 Memphis Wednesday........................... 30.2 Thursday................................ 30.2 Friday....................................... 30.5 Greenville Wednesday........................... 48.6 Thursday................................ 48.6 Friday....................................... 48.5 Vicksburg Wednesday........................... 42.4 Thursday................................ 42.5 Friday....................................... 42.5


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Ceres Continued from Page A1. ous attempts by a number of individuals to maintain and improve the house, none proved to be profitable. In fact, every one has proven to be a dreadful loss...the only thing it can be designated as is a landmark for bankruptcy.” Advising port commissioners, George referred to proposals like the one pitched in February to transform the house into a 19th century

Tuesday, May 18, 2010 cultural village and bed-andbreakfast as “an admirable thought,” however expensive. “But a lot of folks with admirable thoughts usually have empty pocketbooks,” said George, who drew a response from commissioner and former longtime chancery clerk Oren Bailess. “We had that same conversation about 20 years ago,” Bailess said. The house came with the county’s grant-funded purchase in 1986 of the 1,290 acres off the Flowers exit from Interstate 20. Heirs of the U.G. Flowers family

had owned it. Two restaurants occupied the space during the mid-1990s before it became a plant nursery in 1998. It closed in 2007 amid a disagreement between the proprietor and commissioners over who should pay to repair the roof and address other structural issues. All three operated under a rental agreement that allowed the county to evict a tenant in the case of serious interest in the property by a commercial industry. The space has long been eyed by truck stop developers, with none coming to fruition.

On the agenda • Voted to pay a $105,355 judgment to Riverside Construction as part of a jury verdict the Vicksburg-based firm won from the commission in circuit court in April. The suit stemmed from work in 2007 and 2008 to replace the T-dock support platform at the Port of Vicksburg. The area is where solid cargo is unloaded from barges at the port. Damages awarded totaled a fraction of the $992,950 in back-costs the company calculated leading up to the verdict. Two proposals to demolish the house have been tabled by the commission.

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He and other federal officials were expected to come under questioning for what the government did — or did not do — to prevent the oil spill, and how they have responded since oil started streaming into the Gulf last month. Salazar, who oversees the federal agency that monitors offshore drilling, was testifying before two Senate committees. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen will testify at separate hearings, and oil company executives are back for a second round of questions. The hearings come amid the first high-level resignation related to the oil spill and a decision by President Barack Obama to name a presidential commission to investigate the cause of the rig explosion that unleashed

millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, where engineers are struggling after three weeks to stop the flow. The presidential panel will be similar to ones that examined the Challenger space shuttle disaster and the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident, said a White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been formally announced. The commission would be one of nearly a dozen investigations and reviews launched since the April 20 explosion, although it probably would be the most comprehensive. With BP PLC, the company that owns the well, finally gaining some control over the amount of oil spewing into the gulf, scientists are increasingly wor-

ried that huge plumes of crude already spilled could get caught in a current that would carry the mess all the way to the Florida Keys and beyond, damaging coral reefs and killing wildlife. Researchers at the University of South Florida said Tuesday that oil from the spill has entered or is near the so-called loop current, and could reach Key West by Sunday. The U.S. Coast Guard reported that 20 tar balls were found off Key West on Monday, but said a lab analysis would have to determine their origin. The Florida Park Service during a shoreline survey found balls that were about 3 to 8 inches in diameter. Tar balls found on Mississippi shores were also being tested. Last week, Obama decried what he called a badly failed offshore drilling system.

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recordings, fundraisers, clinics — these last few years was unprecedented and truly remarkable. He had gigs planned through next year” and was to play in New York next week, he added. At last year’s Jazz Awards, Jones was voted pianist of the year by the Jazz Jour-

• Approved re-advertising a contract to mow grass at Ceres. An earlier ad contained conflicting dates, officials said. • Agreed to pay $45,000 in matching funds for an anti-erosion project near the T-dock to shore up supporting soils near the platform. The balance of the $300,000 project would be funded by the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. The work is expected to be done by Nov. 6, USDA District conservationist Raymond Joiner said.

Costs to move the structure will depend on how far it’s hauled. An estimate outlined

in the bed-and-breakfast proposal pegged a substantial move at $3 million.

nalists Association among a crowded field of nominees that included such distinguished veterans as Kenny Barron, Cecil Taylor, Ahmad Jamal and Keith Jarrett and newer faces like Jason Moran and Matthew Shipp. With characteristic modesty, Jones declared it “should be

a group award.” “This to me is an honor and also it’s a great incentive to me to do better,” Jones said in accepting the honor. “It’s not the end of things, it’s the end of the beginning for me.” Jones was born in Vicksburg and raised in Pontiac, Mich., near Detroit.


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SPORTS tuesDAY, m ay 18, 2010 • SE C TION B PUZZLES B6 | CLASSIFIEDS B7

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

Vikings ready to put positive finish on spring drills

Kobe paces Lakers to win Bryant’s 40 points ignites rout of Suns in Game 1/B3

Ferriss Trophy narrows field

By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com

Prep Football

An hour before his players arrived for practice Monday, new Warren Central coach Josh Morgan walked into an office where his father, Robert, was sitting at a desk. The younger Morgan laid out a plan for a tackling drill he wanted to try that afternoon. When Robert Morgan couldn’t quite grasp the concept, his son quickly demon-

strated the technique. It was a small moment, but a slice of life for the Vikings these days. As Josh spring pracMorgan tice winds down, change is in the air — a new coach and players, as

Warren Central Spring Game Friday, 6 p.m. at Viking Stadium well as some new philosophies for a new era. “It’s not just with the coaching change. We graduated a good bit of seniors and it’s a new start for everybody,” Josh Morgan said, adding of

the three-week spring practice period, “This helps me out. I’ve been waiting to jump on it as quick as I could. The new ideas, we’ll see how they work. From stretching and how we practice, see how the kids pick them up.” Graduation gave Morgan a clean slate in some areas. Only two starters — quarterback Beau Wallace and fullback Austin Roberts — are back on offense. Tailback Shon Jackson, who played

Pelfrey pitches Mets past BraveS

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Schedule PREP BASEBALL

Minnesota’s Justin Morneau and Jacque Jones in his major league debut on July 31, 2005, according to STATS See Red Sox, Page B3.

See Gators, Page B3.

On TV 7:30 p.m. ESPN - The Boston Celtics aim for a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals tonight against Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic.

Who’s hot JERICHO HARRIS

D-Jaxx dominate Mississippi Braves

West Tenn’s Carlos Peguero and Alex Liddi had backto-back home runs in the first inning to lead the Diamond Jaxx to a 9-1 win over the Mississippi Braves on Monday at Trustmark Park. The Diamond Jaxx added four more runs in the second. Peguero, Liddi, Johan Limonta, Luis Oliveros and Luery Bonilla had a base hit apiece in the inning. The D-Jaxx put three more on the board in the fourth off RBI singles from Limonta and Carlos Triunfuel. The M-Braves snapped a 17 2/3 innings scoreless streak in the bottom of the ninth as Travis Jones ripped a two-out solo blast over the left-field wall. Jacob Thompson (2-3) took the loss for the MBraves, while Jorden Merry (1-0) earned the victory for the D-Jaxx. The M-Braves return to action at Trustmark Park tonight at 7:05 with lefty Scott Diamond (1-3, 5.06 ERA) squaring off against West Tenn righthander Steve Bray (1-1, 3.74 ERA).

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Gators make serious strides

Coming off one of the worst football seasons since the school’s inception, Vicksburg High coach Alonzo Stevens was looking for some bright signs during the Gators’ spring workouts. Vicksburg wrapped up 15 days of work with a jamboree at Taylorsville High School on Friday. The Gators took on Northeast Jones and Raleigh in the six-team jamboree which also featured West Jones. Stevens called the spring work a success. “We’ve had a good 15 days. We’re much better off at this time than we were at this time last year. Last year we had just two starters back, now we have a good nucleus. The big thing is what they do now through the summer until Aug. 31 when we play Gulfport,” Stevens said. This time last year, Vicksburg had suffered heavy graduation losses and had just two starters returning. That led to a miserable 2009 season when the Gators finished 1-10. At least the one win came against archrival Warren Central. The good news for the Gators is that three of the stars from that win had a solid spring and will look to lead the team in the fall. Running back Kawayne Gaston, quarterback Cameron Cooksey and tight end/defensive end Namonta Gaines will be counted on heavily. “Cooksey looked real sharp. You can see the difference between a kid who had no starts, when he took over the quarterback job, to one who has started 11 games,” Stevens said of the rising junior. Gaston provided the Gators with a running attack in the final four games of last season, something they didn’t have during the first seven contests in which they averaged less than two yards per carry. “At 200 pounds, he’s a big running back for us. We just need to get him to shut up about stuff and just play,” Stevens said. Gaines, at 6-foot, 240 pounds, is the Gators top senior prospect. He has already passed the American College Test with a 19. He also has good measurables in the bench (260), dead lift (415), and squat (420). “Namonta is definitely our best prospect, especially since he’s made his score. He can play either tight end or defensive end and he’ll play

St. Aloysius vs. Myrtle May 26, 4 p.m. at Trustmark Park

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See Vikings, Page B3.

By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com

St. Aloysius vs. Myrtle May 25, 10 a.m. at Trustmark Park

Warren Central football player and powerlifter was named Warren Central’s male athlete of the year at last week’s athletics awards banquet. WC awards/B2

in a few games last season before tearing his ACL, will also return. With an experienced quarterback and not much else, the Vikings have tweaked their offense a bit. “The offense is a lot different and I like it,” Wallace said. “It’s new to me but I caught on. It’s more spread out. There’s a lot of option and a lot of passing.”

The associated press

New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes tags out Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones after he was caught

between first and second on a ground ball in the fourth inning Monday.

Atlanta hits division bottom By The Associated Press

ATLANTA — Mike Pelfrey wasn’t distracted by a pregame meeting of the Mets’ top executives. “I didn’t really pay attention to that; it’s out of my pay grade,” Pelfrey said. A focused Pelfrey gave the Mets a lift with 7 2/3 strong innings and New York beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Monday night to end a fivegame losing streak. Pelfrey (5-1) became the first Mets starting pitcher to win a game this month. He was perhaps an unlikely

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choice to end the May drought as he improved to only 3-10 in 19 career starts in the month. The right-hander said he wasn’t aware of the rotation’s month-long drought. “I knew my last three starts I didn’t have a win,” Pelfrey said. Rod Barajas gave the Mets a 2-0 lead with a two-run double off Derek Lowe (5-4) in the second. “We needed to go out there and stop what was going on. Put a halt to it,” Barajas said

of the losing streak. Pedro Feliciano struck out Brian McCann with the bases loaded in the eighth to protect a one-run lead. Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his sixth save. With two outs, Yunel Escobar walked and stole second. Rodriguez struck out Nate McLouth to end the game. Pelfrey gave up seven hits and two runs, walked two and struck out three. Pelfrey also ended the Mets’ streak of five straight road losses. With the win, the Mets moved out of last place in the NL East, one-

half game ahead of Atlanta. Lowe gave up four hits and three runs in seven innings. “We just couldn’t get the big hit when we needed it,” Braves manager Bobby Cox said. “Pelfrey pitched well. Lowe did, too. Four hits is pretty good for seven innings.” Barajas drove in Chris Carter, who led off the second with a double, and Ike Davis, who was hit by a pitch, with his two-run double. Carter was 1-for-2 and drove in a run and is hitting .400.

Yankees tee off on Papelbon By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Javier Vazquez made his first relief appearance in four years. Marcus Thames got the third game-ending hit of his career. Only Alex Rodriguez was used to this sort of lateinning madness. “We did it the hard way today,” the slugger said. Rodriguez hit a tying homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning and Thames connected moments later for a two-run shot of his own, giving the New York Yankees a wild 11-9 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. With one out and a runner on third, Rodriguez hit the first pitch into the visitors’ bullpen in left-center to tie it at 9. Papelbon (1-3) got Robinson Cano to fly out but hit Francisco Cervelli with a pitch before Thames drove his next delivery over the wall in left.

“I knew I had that one,” said Thames, a Louisville native. “I’ve hit a few and that one felt pretty good.” The Yankees newcomer was mobbed at home plate after New York’s first gameending hit of the season. He also got the customary cream pie in the face from pitcher A.J. Burnett, part of the routine when the Yankees had 15 game-ending hits last year. “I think that’s the feeling we had all last year,” Rodriguez said. “We’re at home. Until the last out is collected we think we’re going to win.” Vazquez (2-4) got a most unlikely victory, striking out Kevin Youkilis with runners on the corners for the final out of the ninth. Yankees manager Joe Girardi only went to the struggling starter for his third career relief appearance because his depleted bullpen was without David Robertson and Joba Chamberlain.

“I really don’t know what I’m doing out there as a reliever,” said Vazquez, who last came out of the bullpen on July 9, 2006, for the Chicago White Sox against Boston. “I just tried to make good pitches against him.” The Red Sox hit five homers but still lost their eighth consecutive game at Yankee Stadium, their longest road skid against New York since dropping eight straight from 1960-61. Victor Martinez connected from both sides of the plate, and David Ortiz, J.D. Drew and Youkilis also went deep. “It’s not what you’re looking for, but it happens,” Ortiz said. “We’ll come back and play tomorrow; there’s nothing else you can do.” It was Papelbon’s first blown save in the regular season since July 28, snapping a streak of 22 straight conversions. The only other time the former Mississippi State pitcher allowed two homers in a game was to

Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon rubs up a new baseball as New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez runs the bases after hitting a ninth-inning, tworun home run Monday.


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Baseball Ferriss Trophy finalists announced JACKSON — Two pitchers and a hard-hitting infielder are the three finalists for the award given to the top college baseball player in Mississippi. Pitchers Todd McInnis of Southern Miss and Drew Pomeranz of Mississippi and first baseman Connor Powers are finalists for the award to be presented during the May 24 ceremony at Delta State University in Cleveland. McInnis, a former Northwest Rankin star, has struck out 82 batters in 83 innings for Southern Miss this season. The reigning Conference USA Pitcher of the Year leads the league with a 3.14 ERA. Pomeranz, a junior left-hander, is 7-1 this season and leads the Southeastern Conference with 121 strikeouts and a 2.15 ERA. Powers, the only hitter among the finalists, leads the Bulldogs with a .380 batting average and the SEC with 66 RBIs. He has 76 hits and 15 home runs this season, and is fourth on Mississippi State’s career list with 53 homers. The award, sponsored by Cellular South, is named for former Boston Red Sox great Boo Ferriss. Finalists and the winner are chosen by a panel of major league scouts, college coaches and a media member.

NBA Utah assistant Corbin interviews with Hornets NEW ORLEANS — Utah Jazz assistant Tyrone Corbin has met with the New Orleans Hornets about the club’s head coaching vacancy. Hornets spokesman Harold Kaufman said Corbin interviewed for the job in New Orleans on Monday, making Corbin the eighth candidate to meet with the club.

GOLF Tiger plans to play in British Open ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods has added the British Open to his summer schedule. Woods has a chance to become the first player in the 150-year history of the British Open to win three times at St. Andrews, where golf’s oldest championship will be held July 15-18. He added the British Open to the schedule on his website. Woods, who withdrew from the final round of The Players Championship on May 9 with a neck injury, also has the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and the AT&T National at Aronimink on his schedule.

Warren Central Athletic Awards Athletes of the Year Male - Jericho Harris Female - Condrea Collins

Special Olympics athletes Male - Kenny Ulmer Female - Jada Daniels

Football Most improved offensive back - John Gustavis Most improved off. lineman - Carlos Gonzalez Offensive back award - Beau Wallace Offensive lineman award - Steven Jordan Pass receiver award - Dearius Blanton Most outstanding offensive player - Tim Jones Most improved defensive back - Chilo Jones Most improved defensive lineman - Tim Comans Defensive back award - Alex Sorrells Defensive lineman award - JaRalle Pedyfoot Linebacker award - Austin Roberts Spirit and desire award - Dominique Miller Special teams award - Beau Wallace Team captains - Karl Keen, Bradley Scurria, Jimal Johnson, Pat Taylor Golden Helmet MVP - Tim Jones Most outstanding defensive player - Jericho Harris

Powerlifting Best heavyweight lifter - Steven Jordan, Jericho Harris Best lightweight lifter - Chris Wigley Most valuable powerlifter - Jimal Johnson

Cross country Boys most improved runner - Ty Trent Girls most improved runner - Sakita Shelton Boys Viking award - Chandler Dixon Girls Viking award - Condrea Collins Boys most valuable runner - Steven Wagner Girls most valuable runner - Condrea Collins, Hannah Register

Boys track Best running events - Walter King, Mykel Gibson Most improved - Dearius Blanton, Matt Waddle Best in the field - JaRalle Pedyfoot, Alex Sorrells Spirit and desire - Pat Taylor, Hyman Cosby Most valuable player - JaRalle Pedyfoot, Walter King Team captains - JaRalle Pedyfoot, Pat Taylor, Dearius Blanton Viking award - Eddie Jones, Ty Trent

Girls track Most valuable performer - Condrea Collins Best field events - Jessica Gates Best distance runner - Condrea Collins Best sprinter - Sh’Qulla Neal Lady Viking award - Sherrelle Straughter Best long sprinter - Audrianna Ratliff

Boys soccer Co-MVPs - Jakob Pettersson, Erik Chappell Most versatile player - Tim Hoeptner Most improved player - Austin Hopkins Best defensive player - Jamal Brinnon Heart of a champion - Robert Langeland Mark Strickland Memorial Sportsmanship Award Matt Waddle Dennis Mlakar scholarship - Austin Hopkins

Girls soccer Co-MVPs - Dana Warnock, Mallory Reynolds Best offensive player - Lindsey Barfield Best defensive player - Chelsea Duett Viking team player - Hannah Miller Most improved player - Taylor Hanes Courtney Hubert Memorial Scholarship Dana Warnock Spirit and desire award - Victoria Danczyk Team captain - Kayla Kelly

Slow-pitch softball Most valuable player - Blair Thornton Most improved player - Kyley Wells Best offensive player - Sydnei Smith Best defensive player - Megan McCullough Spirit and desire award - Alexis Patterson Viking team player - Krista Cortezie Rookie of the year - Hannah Krapac

Fast-pitch softball Most valuable player - Sydnei Smith Most improved player - Chelsea Worley Heart of a champion - Blair Thornton Best offensive player - Mallory Reynolds Best defensive player - Chasity Hearn Viking team player - Krista Cortezie Erin Hubert Scholarship - Blair Thornton

Boys basketball Most outstanding offensive player - Jeremy Harper Most outstanding def. player - Bryant Williams Most assists - Cory Davis Best free throw percentage - Cory Davis Most outstanding rebounder - Eric Hall Viking award - Jon Hood

Girls basketball Most valuable player - Ricille Davis Best defensive player - Sh’Qulla Neal Most improved player - Michelle Jones Team captains - Ricille Davis, DeShundra Eatmon Lady Viking award - DeShundra Eatmon Best rebounder - Ricille Davis Spirit and desire award - Kiera Moore Most valuable manager - Melda Vaughn

Swimming Girls most points - Alex Fischenich Girls most improved swimmer - Afton Wallace Boys most points - Matthew Shoenberger Boys most improved swimmer - Daniel Nolan Girls Viking award - Liz Rayfield Boys Viking award - Hunter Anderson Swim coach leadership award - Chase Lungrin

Football cheerleaders Most outstanding tumbler - Skyler Hearn Most outstanding base - Mallory Little Most outstanding flyer - Skyler Hearn Best spot - Jordan Smith Most spirit - Daysha Johnson Most valuable cheerleader - Jeralyn Stuart Head cheerleader medals - Brittany Boolos, Mallory Little, Kiana Sanders, Jeralyn Stuart

Basketball cheerleaders

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 18 1920 — Man o’ War, ridden by Clarence Kummer, wins the Preakness Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths over Upset. 1990 — Edmonton’s Jari Kurri becomes the leading goal scorer in Stanley Cup history when he scores his 90th postseason goal in the first period of Game 2 of the finals against Boston. Kurri adds two more goals as the Oilers beat the Bruins 7-2. 2004 — Randy Johnson, 40, becomes the oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game, retiring all 27 hitters to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 2-0. 2008 — Boston’s Paul Pierce and Cleveland’s LeBron James combine for 81 points, 36 in the fourth quarter of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Boston remains unbeaten in the playoffs at home with a 97-92 win. James outscores Pierce 45-41 in the shootout.

Most valuable cheerleader - Porsha Gatson Academic award - Alex Shaw Most spirit - Shandell Lewis

Baseball Team captain - Beau Wallace Offensive player - Dylan Wooten Defensive player - Jimmie Elliott Pitching award - Jay Harper Most improved player - Carlos Gonzalez Most valuable player - Darrick White Viking award - Colby Key Eric Smith Scholarship Award - Carter Kittrell

Golf Girls team captain - Carra Channel Girls most valuable player - Peyton Rutherford Girls most improved player - Emory Cluck Boys team captain - Rich Phillips Boys most valuable player - Parker Rutherford Boys most improved player - Austin Ledbetter Viking award - Dylan Bradley

Tennis Girls most valuable player - Lauren Pratt Girls most improved player - Kaylee Kilgo Boys most valuable player - Jalen Dagher Boys most improved player - Stuart English Viking award - Shelby Claire Liddell, Robert Rhett JV girls award - Ashley Porter JV boys award - Baxter Richardson

MLB American League East Division

W Tampa Bay....................27 New York.......................25 Toronto..........................23 Boston...........................19 Baltimore.......................12

L 11 13 17 20 27

Pct GB .711 — .658 2 .575 5 .487 8 1/2 .308 15 1/2

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W Minnesota......................24 Detroit............................22 Cleveland.......................15 Chicago.........................15 Kansas City...................15

L 14 16 21 22 24

Pct .632 .579 .417 .405 .385

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GB — 2 8 8 1/2 9 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................21 18 .538 — Oakland.........................19 20 .487 2 Los Angeles..................18 22 .450 3 1/2 Seattle...........................14 24 .368 6 1/2 ——— Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 11, Boston 9 Kansas City 4, Baltimore 3 Chicago White Sox at Detroit, ppd., rain Minnesota 8, Toronto 3 Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 3, 11 innings Texas 4, L.A. Angels 3 Oakland 8, Seattle 4 Today’s Games Minnesota (Pavano 4-3) at Toronto (Marcum 2-1), 11:37 a.m. Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 2-2) at Detroit (Porcello 3-3), 12:05 p.m. Cleveland (D.Huff 1-5) at Tampa Bay (Price 5-1), 12:10 p.m. Boston (Beckett 1-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 4-2), 6:05 p.m. Kansas City (Greinke 1-4) at Baltimore (Millwood 0-4), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 4-2) at Texas (C.Wilson 3-1), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 2-3) at Oakland (Sheets 2-3), 9:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Kansas City (Meche 0-4) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-4), 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (W.Davis 3-3) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 4-1), 6:05 p.m. Minnesota (S.Baker 4-3) at Boston (Buchholz 4-3), 6:10 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 2-4) at Texas (Harden 2-1), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (J.Saunders 2-5) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 3-2), 7:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 4-2) at Oakland (Braden 4-3), 9:05 p.m. Toronto (Cecil 2-2) at Seattle (Fister 3-1), 9:10 p.m.

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................24 Florida............................20 Washington....................20 New York.......................19 Atlanta...........................18

L 13 19 19 20 20

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................22 St. Louis........................22 Chicago.........................17 Pittsburgh......................16 Milwaukee......................15 Houston.........................13

L 16 17 22 22 23 25

Pct .649 .513 .513 .487 .474

GB — 5 5 6 6 1/2

Pct .579 .564 .436 .421 .395 .342

GB — 1/2 5 1/2 6 7 9

West Division

New York Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi JosRys ss 4 1 1 0 Prado 2b 3 1 2 0 LCastill 2b 3 0 0 0 Heywrd rf 4 0 1 0 Bay lf 3 0 1 0 C.Jones 3b 1 0 0 1 Carter rf 2 1 1 1 McCnn c 4 0 0 0 Francr rf 1 0 0 0 Glaus 1b 4 0 0 0 DWrght 3b 4 0 0 0 Hinske lf 4 1 3 1 I.Davis 1b 2 1 0 0 YEscor ss 3 0 0 0 Barajs c 4 0 2 2 McLoth cf 4 0 2 0 MthwsJ cf 3 0 0 0 D.Lowe p 1 0 0 0 Pelfrey p 3 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 Felicin p 0 0 0 0 Moylan p 0 0 0 0 FRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 MeCarr ph 0 0 0 0 Saito p 0 0 0 0 Totals 29 3 5 3 Totals 28 2 8 2 New York..................................020 001 000 — 3 Atlanta......................................000 011 000 — 2 DP—New York 3, Atlanta 2. LOB—New York 4, Atlanta 6. 2B—Carter (2), Barajas (6), Prado (11), Hinske (8), McLouth (8). HR—Hinske (2). SB— Jos.Reyes (9), Bay (5), Y.Escobar (3). CS—Prado (3). S—L.Castillo, D.Lowe, Me.Cabrera. SF—C. Jones. IP H R ER BB SO New York Pelfrey W,5-1 7 2-3 7 2 2 2 3 Feliciano H,4 1-3 1 0 0 1 1 F.Rodriguez S,6-8 1 0 0 0 1 1

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W Tennessee (Cubs).........24 West Tenn (Mariners)...21 Huntsville (Brewers)......18 Carolina (Reds).............17 Chattanooga (Dodgers).16

L 14 16 20 20 21

Pct. .632 .568 .474 .459 .432

GB — 2 1/2 6 6 1/2 7 1/2

South Division

W L Pct. GB Jacksonville (Marlins)....24 12 .667 — Montgomery (Rays).......19 18 .514 5 1/2 Mobile (Diamondbacks).18 19 .486 6 1/2 Mississippi (Braves)...18 20 .474 7 Bham (White Sox).........11 26 .297 13 1/2 ——— Monday’s Games Tennessee 9, Huntsville 2, 1st game Birmingham 2, Montgomery 1, 10 innings West Tenn 9, Mississippi 1 Chattanooga 7, Mobile 0 Jacksonville at Carolina, ppd., rain Tennessee 8, Huntsville 3, 2nd game Today’s Games Jacksonville at Carolina, 4 p.m., 1st game Jacksonville at Carolina, 4 p.m., 1st game Chattanooga at Mobile, 5:05 p.m., 1st game Tennessee at Huntsville, 7 p.m. West Tenn at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Montgomery at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Carolina, 7:30 p.m., 2nd game Chattanooga at Mobile, 7:35 p.m., 2nd game Wednesday’s Games Montgomery at Birmingham, 11:05 a.m. Tennessee at Huntsville, 1 p.m. West Tenn at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Chattanooga at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Carolina, 6:15 p.m.

College Baseball Southeastern Conference East

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................23 15 .605 — San Francisco...............21 16 .568 1 1/2 Los Angeles..................21 17 .553 2 Colorado........................19 19 .500 4 Arizona..........................16 23 .410 7 1/2 ——— Monday’s Games Philadelphia 12, Pittsburgh 2 Arizona 5, Florida 1 Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 3 N.Y. Mets 3, Atlanta 2 Chicago Cubs 4, Colorado 2, 11 innings St. Louis 6, Washington 2 San Diego 3, San Francisco 1 L.A. Dodgers 6, Houston 2 Today’s Games Milwaukee (M.Parra 0-2) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 1-2), 12:35 p.m. Arizona (Buckner 0-0) at Florida (Jo.Johnson 3-1), 12:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Duke 2-4) at Philadelphia (Halladay 6-1), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 3-2) at Atlanta (Medlen 1-1), 6:10 p.m. Colorado (J.Chacin 2-1) at Chicago Cubs (Silva 4-0), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Lannan 1-2) at St. Louis (Carpenter 4-1), 7:15 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 2-3) at San Diego (Latos 3-3), 9:05 p.m. Houston (Norris 2-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 4-1), 9:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chicago Cubs (Gorzelanny 1-4) at Philadelphia (Moyer 5-2), 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 3-3) at Pittsburgh (Burres 2-1), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Undecided) at Washington (L.Hernandez 4-2), 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Harang 2-5) at Atlanta (Kawakami 0-6), 6:10 p.m. Colorado (G.Smith 1-2) at Houston (F.Paulino 0-6), 7:05 p.m. Florida (A.Sanchez 2-2) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 4-2), 7:15 p.m. San Francisco (Wellemeyer 2-3) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 2-2), 9:40 p.m. San Diego (Garland 4-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Ra.Ortiz 1-1), 9:10 p.m.

METS 3, BRAVES 2

Atlanta D.Lowe L,5-4 7 4 3 3 3 3 O’Flaherty 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 Moylan 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 Saito 1 0 0 0 0 3 HBP—by D.Lowe (I.Davis). WP—Pelfrey, D.Lowe. Umpires—Home, Ed Rapuano; First, Tom Hallion; Second, Ron Kulpa; Third, Lance Barksdale. T—2:47. A—21,086 (49,743).

Team Overall SEC Florida............................37-12............................20-7 South Carolina..............41-11............................20-7 Vanderbilt......................39-13..........................15-10 Tennessee.....................29-23..........................12-15 Kentucky........................29-23..........................12-15 Georgia..........................14-36............................3-22

West

Team Overall SEC Auburn...........................35-17..........................17-10 Arkansas........................38-14..........................16-11 Ole Miss.......................36-17..........................16-11 LSU................................34-18..........................12-15 Alabama........................31-21..........................12-15 Mississippi St..............21-31............................5-21 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games North Florida at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Kentucky at Murray St., 6 p.m. Furman at South Carolina, 6 p.m. UNC-Asheville at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Auburn at Jacksonville St., 6:30 p.m. LSU at Tulane, 6:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Southern Miss, 6:30 p.m. Arkansas at Oklahoma, 6:35 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled ———

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA Rice...............................32-19............................15-6 Southern Miss.............30-19............................12-9 Memphis........................26-26..........................11-10 Marshall.........................23-28..........................12-12 East Carolina.................30-22..........................10-11 UAB...............................27-23..........................10-11 Tulane............................30-22............................9-12 Houston.........................22-28............................9-12 Central Florida...............31-21............................8-13 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Radford at Marshall, 2 p.m. Florida Atlantic at Central Florida, 5:30 p.m. James Madison at East Carolina, 6 p.m. LSU at Tulane, 6:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Southern Miss, 6:30 p.m. Rice at Houston, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled

Prep Baseball MHSAA championship schedule All games at Trustmark Park May 25 St. Aloysius vs. Myrtle, 10 a.m. Bruce vs. Richton, 1 p.m. Sumrall vs. Water Valley or Booneville, 4 p.m. Amory vs. St. Stanislaus, 7 p.m. May 26 Ridgeland vs. Long Beach, 10 a.m. Madison Central vs. Petal, 1 p.m. St. Aloysius vs. Myrtle, 4 p.m. Bruce vs. Richton, 7 p.m. May 27 Sumrall vs. Water Valley or Booneville, 10 a.m. Amory vs. St. Stanislaus, 1 p.m. Ridgeland vs. Long Beach, 4 a.m. Madison Central vs. Petal, 7 p.m.

NBA NBA Playoffs

(x-if neccessary)

CONFERENCE FINALS EASTERN CONFERENCE

Boston 1, Orlando 0 May 16: Boston 92, Orlando 88 Tuesday: Boston at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Orlando at Boston, 7:30 p.m. May 24: Orlando at Boston, 7:30 p.m. x-May 26: Boston at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. x-May 28: Orlando at Boston, 7:30 p.m. x-May 30: Boston at Orlando, 7:30 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

L.A. Lakers 1, Phoenix 0 Monday: L.A. Lakers 128, Phoenix 107 Wednesday: Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. Sunday L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 7:30 p.m. May 25: L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 8 p.m. x-May 27: Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m.

x-May 29: L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, 7:30 p.m. x-May 31: Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m.

LAKERS 128, SUNS 107

PHOENIX (107) Hill 1-5 5-6 7, Stoudemire 8-13 7-10 23, Lopez 6-7 2-2 14, Nash 5-10 3-3 13, Richardson 6-12 0-2 15, Frye 1-8 0-0 3, Dudley 1-5 2-2 5, Dragic 5-8 3-4 13, Barbosa 5-7 1-1 11, Amundson 1-4 1-2 3. Totals 39-79 24-32 107. L.A. LAKERS (128) Artest 6-14 1-2 14, Gasol 10-13 1-1 21, Bynum 2-4 0-0 4, Fisher 1-3 3-4 5, Bryant 13-23 11-12 40, Odom 9-15 0-0 19, Mbenga 1-2 0-0 2, Farmar 4-6 0-0 10, Brown 3-6 2-3 9, Vujacic 0-0 0-0 0, Powell 1-1 0-0 2, Walton 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 51-88 18-22 128. Phoenix 26 29 24 28 — 107 L.A. Lakers 35 27 31 35 — 128 3-Point Goals—Phoenix 5-22 (Richardson 3-6, Dudley 1-5, Frye 1-7, Barbosa 0-1, Dragic 0-1, Nash 0-2), L.A. Lakers 8-17 (Bryant 3-6, Farmar 2-3, Brown 1-1, Odom 1-2, Artest 1-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Phoenix 42 (Amundson, Lopez, Richardson 6), L.A. Lakers 47 (Odom 19). Assists—Phoenix 25 (Nash 13), L.A. Lakers 26 (Bryant, Artest, Gasol, Farmar 5). Total Fouls—Phoenix 23, L.A. Lakers 21. Technicals— Hill, Bryant, L.A. Lakers defensive three second. A—18,997 (18,997).

NHL NHL Playoff Schedule CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Philadelphia 1, Montreal 0 May 16: Philadelphia 6, Montreal 0 Today: Montreal at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Thursday: Philadelphia at Montreal, 6 p.m. Saturday: Philadelphia at Montreal, 2 p.m. x-May 24: Montreal at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. x-May 26: Philadelphia at Montreal, 6 p.m. x-May 28: Montreal at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Chicago 1, San Jose 0 May 16: Chicago 2, San Jose 1 Today: Chicago at San Jose, 9 p.m. Friday: San Jose at Chicago, 7 p.m. Sunday: San Jose at Chicago, 2 p.m. x-May 25: Chicago at San Jose, 8 p.m. x-May 27: San Jose at Chicago, 7 p.m. x-May 29: Chicago at San Jose, 7 p.m.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule

Through May 16 May 1 — The Heath Calhoun 400 (Kyle Busch) May 8 — Showtime Southern 500 (Denny Hamlin) May 16 — Autism Speaks 400 (Kyle Busch) 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.

Sprint Cup standings

Through May 16 1. Kevin Harvick.............................................. 2. Kyle Busch.................................................. 3. Matt Kenseth............................................... 4. Jimmie Johnson.......................................... 5. Denny Hamlin............................................. 6. Jeff Gordon................................................. 7. Greg Biffle................................................... 8. Jeff Burton.................................................. 9. Kurt Busch.................................................. 10. Carl Edwards............................................ 11. Mark Martin............................................... 12. Martin Truex Jr......................................... 13. Ryan Newman.......................................... 14. Tony Stewart............................................. 15. Clint Bowyer..............................................

1,768 1,699 1,642 1,637 1,618 1,605 1,581 1,569 1,531 1,487 1,475 1,434 1,404 1,397 1,392

——— Nationwide Series Schedule

Through May 15 April 19 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (Kyle Busch) April 25 — Aaron’s 312 (Brad Keselowski) April 30 — BUBBA burger 250 (Brad Keselowski) May 7 — Royal Purple 200 (Denny Hamlin) May 15 — Heluva Good! 200 (Kyle Busch) May 29 — TECH-NET 300, Concord, N.C. June 5 — Federated Parts 300, Lebanon, Tenn.

Nationwide Series standings

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Through May 15 Brad Keselowski......................................... Kyle Busch.................................................. Kevin Harvick.............................................. Carl Edwards.............................................. Justin Allgaier............................................. Paul Menard............................................... Greg Biffle................................................... Joey Logano...............................................

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-0-0 La. Pick 4: 4-1-0-1 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-6-4 La. Pick 4: 3-9-6-1 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: 1-4-1 La. Pick 4: 9-0-9-9 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-9-3 La. Pick 4: 2-4-5-0 Easy 5: 3-19-25-31-36 La. Lotto: 8-14-15-19-37-40 Powerball: 15-21-23-28-36 Powerball: 20; Power play: 2

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Kobe paces Lake Show past Phoenix LOS ANGELES — The jubilant chant echoed down from the Staples Center rafters late in the Western Conference finals opener: “We want Boston! We want Boston!” Hold on there, Hollywood. The Los Angeles Lakers still have plenty of work to do, even if Kobe Bryant’s 40-point performance in a 128-107 victory Monday night suggested the defending champions could make short work of the Phoenix Suns. Bryant was brilliant in the 11th 40-point game of his postseason career, going 13 for 23 with three 3-pointers and hitting 11 free throws with just one miss, all despite staying off the practice court for most of the past week to rest his ailing knee, ankle, finger and back. Practice? Kobe doesn’t need much practice this time of year. His injuries are minor impediments to his major postseason drive. “I practice so much during the season,” Bryant said. “In the offseason, I work a lot. To take a week off, I’m not going to lose all the work I put in prior to that.” Lamar Odom had 19 points and 19 rebounds in a resurgent game off the bench, while Pau Gasol had 21 points as the top-seeded Lakers won their seventh straight playoff game

Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown attempts a dunk as Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire, left, and guard Jason Richardson defend Monday. The Lakers won Game 1 128-107.

NBA playoffs and snapped the Suns’ sixgame streak. Los Angeles started with a 35-point first quarter, took a seven-point lead into halftime and then scored 66 points in the second half, highlighted

by Bryant’s 21-point third quarter. “He’s the best scorer in the league,” said Odom, who set a career playoff high for rebounds. “Drives, fadeaways with his back to the basket, inside-outside, with his left hand. Time off is exactly what

LLC. “Flat fastballs, poorly executed pitches on my behalf,” he said. “Usually in those situations bad things happen.” Rodriguez also had a tworun single off Daisuke Matsuzaka in New York’s fiverun first, its biggest opening inning of the season. Cano had an RBI single and Cervelli doubled in a run, improving to 11-for-14 with runners in scoring position. But it wasn’t enough as Phil Hughes struggled for the first time this season and New York’s makeshift bull-

pen couldn’t hold on after the right-hander departed with a 7-5 lead after five innings. Girardi skirted a question before the game about which relievers were available, and his best ones barely stirred as Boston roughed up Boone Logan and Chan Ho Park. Youkilis connected for a go-ahead, two-run homer against Park in the eighth. Martinez then hit a long drive that cleared the Yankees’ bullpen in right-center, giving Boston a 9-7 lead. Martinez became the sixth Boston player to homer from

each side in the same game. It was the third time he accomplished the feat, and his fourth career multihomer game overall. His shot off Logan in the sixth snapped an 0-for-19 skid. Looking for balance in his lineup, Red Sox manager Terry Francona tinkered with his batting order and got exactly what he was looking for — except for a win. Drew hit a three-run shot off Hughes in the fifth. Martinez’s multihomer game was his first since June 1, 2007, for Cleveland against Detroit.

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Continued from Page B1. There are seven starters back on defense, and Morgan said fine-tuning that unit would be key to the Vikings’ success. Morgan was WC’s defensive coordinator for five years before taking over as head coach. “Defense, especially early on, has to win games for you. Offense takes a lot of time to find a rhythm. That’s just how we’ve got to do it,” Morgan said. Adjusting the offense is only one area the Vikings are working on heading into Friday’s spring-ending Red and White Game. With so many inexperienced players on the roster, Morgan said the coaching staff has stressed fundamentals and simply tried to evaluate talent. “We’re not trying to put in a lot of stuff. Just seeing what they can and can’t do,”

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both for us this fall,” Stevens said. One area where Stevens said the Gators made the most progress was in the receiving corps. “We’re better at wide receiver than we’ve been in a while. Bobby Twilley, AJ Stamps and Adam Reed looked good. We also have (Milan) Nasif, who made a 29 on his ACT,” Stevens said. “I also feel like we found our fullback in Eric Funches and another tight end in Kendrick Parson.” Defensively, the Gators still have some problems. “Teams threw the ball on us pretty good,” Stevens said. He hopes to correct that problem with the team’s regular play in the Jackson Public School’s 7-on-7 passing league and a trip on June 10-11 to Auburn’s camp.

Morgan said. “We’re pulling kids out of the halls that have never played and just trying to teach them the fundamentals of football.” One of Morgan’s biggest challenges is reviving the enthusiasm for a program that has slipped into mediocrity since its last Region 2-5A title in 2004. WC has won between four and seven games every year since. Although there’s still three months to go until the season-opening Red Carpet Bowl against Ocean Springs, Wallace said his new coach is off to a good start. “There’s more enthusiasm. You want to come to football now. It’s not, ‘Oh man, we have to go to football today.’ It’s more fun. A lot of life,” Wallace said. “I’m excited about the season. Anxious to get it started.”

he needed.” Game 2 is Wednesday night at Staples Center. Bryant scared the Lakers when he tumbled to the court late in the first quarter after falling on his balky knee, which was drained of fluid fairly recently. Bryant was fine, simply banging his head on Jason Richardson’s leg — and he recovered in time to sink a beautiful jumper from the corner over two Phoenix defenders at the first-quarter buzzer. The Lakers beat the thirdseeded Suns at their own uptempo game when necessary, fluidly running the court to set up baskets for Bryant in his sixth straight 30-point game. “They played great, one of the best games I’ve seen them play in the playoffs this season,” Suns coach Alvin Gentry said. “Kobe kind of controlled the whole game. I thought we could have withstood the game that he had ... but when he’s making his jumper like that, there’s not a whole lot you can do about it.”

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “The Hangover” — After a wild stag party in Las Vegas, three hazy groomsmen, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, must find their missing friend and get him back to Los Angeles in time for his wedding./7 on HBO n SPORTS NBA playoffs — The Orlando Magic try to regroup from their first playoff loss when they face the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference fiBradley Cooper nals./7:30 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “The Good Wife” — Eli works on getting Peter’s charges dropped; Alicia defends a client accused of killing his wife./9 on CBS

THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n EXPANDED LISTINGS TV TIMES — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Bill Macy, actor, 88; Candice Azzara, actress, 63; George Strait, country singer, 58; Chow Yun-Fat, actor, 55; Tina Fey, comedian-writer-actress, 40; Special Ed, rapper, 36; Spencer Breslin, actor, 18.

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Shatner to star as dad in CBS comedy William Shatner will star in his first sitcom on CBS next season. CBS has given the green light to a show on which the son of Shatner’s character has more than a million followers to a Twitter account where he writes down his father’s musings. A person familiar with the development process who spoke Monday on condition of anoWilliam nymity because the person wasn’t authorized Shatner to talk about CBS’ schedule says the Shatner series is among six new ones the network will add next season. The shows include a spinoff to the FBI profilers drama “Criminal Minds” and a remake of the 1970s police series “Hawaii Five-0.” CBS also is ordering a comedy about a couple who meet in a support group for overeaters, a cop drama with Tom Selleck and a Las Vegas-based legal series.

Kasparov doesn’t regret leaving chess Russian chess luminary Garry Kasparov said Monday that he doesn’t regret trading the game for politics. “I just did what I believe is right for my country,” the former world champion said at a fundraiser for his former opponent Anatoly Karpov, a fellow Russian who is running for president of the World Chess Federation. The two men waged one of the sporting world’s greatest rivalries between 1984 and 1990 when they met five times for the world championship. One title match lasted five months and eventually was halted on grounds that both were exhausted. Kasparov said he hopes to help Karpov put chess back on the front pages of newspapers around the country and that he believes the game can help restore political order to Russia. Karpov won Russia’s nomination over current federation president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. The election will take place in September in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Kasparov is considered by some to have been the best player in chess history. He retired from top-level professional play in 2005 to become a political activist.

Bristol Palin to hit speakers’ circuit Bristol Palin is hitting the speakers’ circuit and will command between $15,000 and $30,000 for each appearance, Palin family attorney Thomas Van Flein said Monday. Van Flein confirmed a report by celebrity news website RadarOnline that the daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has signed with Single Source Speakers. He added her exact Bristol fees will depend on factors such as which group Palin she’s addressing and what she must to do prepare. Bristol Palin, 19, is listed on the speaking group’s website as available for conferences, fundraisers, special events and holidays, as well as women’s, youth, abstinence and “pro-life” programs. Her fee is denoted by four question marks, meaning “Call to discuss!” The same designation is given to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Bristol Palin was thrust into the spotlight as a pregnant teen during her mother’s unsuccessful campaign for vice president in 2008. She had son Tripp that year and has since spoken about abstinence and the challenges of life as a young single mother.

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And Tony Award goes to ... the NYPD? And the Tony Award goes to ... the New York Police Department? Two New York City police precincts will be joining the casts of show like “American Idiot” and “Lend Me A Tenor” at this year’s Tony Awards. They will be awarded the Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre for their work in the city’s theater district. On May 1, police dealt with a potential car bomb that had been parked outside the theater where “The Lion King” plays. In December, a plainclothes officer killed a suspected scam artist near a landmark Broadway hotel after a gunfight. The Tony Honors are given to people or organizations with extraordinary achievements in theater outside the regular categories. Past winners have included producers, restaurateurs and stylists. The Tony Awards are scheduled for June 13.

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Fox changing ‘American Idol’ format, searching for Cowell replacement NEW YORK (AP) — Fox is changing the “American Idol” format after it sagged in the ratings, giving a supersized push to “Glee” and focusing on comedy heading into the next television season. The network released its schedule Monday. Its executives conceded the biggest new drama, a Steven Spielberg adventure series, might not even be ready for next season. Fox is the second of the broadcast networks to release its upcoming schedule. Despite “Idol” dropping an estimated 9 percent in young viewership this season, the network minted a new hit in “Glee” and will be the first network to win the season six years in a row among the 18-to-49-year-old demographic it seeks. Fox still hasn’t answered its most compelling mystery for next season: Who will replace Simon Cowell when he leaves “American Idol” this month? That search is top priority for Fox this summer, said Peter Rice, entertainment chairman of the Fox Networks Group. “We have to find a judge to replace Simon who provides both musical credibility and an incredible entertainment value,” Rice said. “Anytime you have a change, it’s something you have to do right.” In response to viewer requests for more performances, Fox will increase the Tuesday night competition show from an hour to 90 minutes. The Wednesday results show will be chopped in half to 30 minutes, Fox executives said. Despite the ratings slide, “American Idol” continues as the nation’s most popular TV show. Fox is giving extra attention to “Glee” in its second season, even though fans will get a scheduling challenge. A special episode of the show will

Simon Cowell get the prime post-Super Bowl time slot next season. The show will be on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in the fall, ahead of two new comedies. After the Super Bowl, it will switch to Wednesdays at 8 p.m., following the “American Idol” results show. The first new Tuesday comedy is “Raising Hope,” about a 23-year pool cleaner who suddenly has to raise his baby. Sitcom veteran Cloris Leachman appears in the character’s family. “Running Wilde” has star power, with Will Arnett portraying a playboy trying to woo his high school sweetheart, played by Keri Russell. Spielberg’s “Terra Nova” is an epic that follows a family from 2149 as it goes back to prehistoric times trying to save the Earth. It hasn’t been given a slot on the schedule

yet, however. “What we want to do is commit to do it right,” said Kevin Reilly, Fox network entertainment president. Besides the two comedies, the only other new series Fox is introducing in the fall is “Lonestar,” a prime time soap about a Texas family with feet in both the working class and high finance worlds. On four of the seven nights, Fox’s prime time schedule this fall will be the same as it is this season. Later in the year, Fox will introduce an animated series called “Bob’s Burgers”; a comedy called “Mixed Signals” about three friends trying to balance relationships with the need for freedom; and “Ride-Along,” a cop series set in Chicago.


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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

White-collar woman keeps blue-collar beau secret DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL

VAN BUREN

Dear It’s Complicated: There doesn’t appear to be anything wrong with the relationship. It has worked for seven years. What’s “wrong” may be that you’re afraid you have “settled” for someone who isn’t up to the standards of those in your professional circle. If you are happy, why do you feel you must live up to someone else’s standards? Of course, this doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. If you and Burt are a happy couple, keep your personal and professional lives separate. Many couples do. Dear Abby: I am a young, single mother of two girls. I work full time and I’m involved in my daughters’ lives. I go

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Many opportunities will come your way in the year ahead, but whether or not you will take advantage of any of them will be up to you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Unless you are diligent regarding how you spend your money, you are likely to get careless and start incurring big bills on unnecessary items. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Being attracted to items of novel artistic expression might cause you to focus on goals that are full of empty promises. Be particularly careful at work. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Be on guard should an associate who has barely noticed you in the past suddenly take an interest in you. Chances are s/he has an ulterior motive that might cost you something. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Take care when involved in a collective endeavor, so that not one person is permitted to use the joint effort to his/her sole advantage. Someone among you might be a manipulator trying to do just that. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — It’s good to set big goals for yourself, but failure is likely to result if even one is more than you can handle. Be realistic. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You’ll fare far better if you focus only on your own efforts, and not on how much others are doing. Unless you’re the boss, the industriousness of co-workers should be of no concern to you. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — When it comes to your financial affairs, there is a good chance you could be a bit of a dreamer today. You might be somewhat inclined to believe what you want rather than in cold, hard facts. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Your optimistic spirit is wonderful, but because this could make you somewhat gullible, it might not be one of your better days to go shopping for a bigticket item. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — A serious issue about which you might be a bit too complacent could drift off in the wrong direction today. Should it bog down, you’ll have a difficult time getting it unstuck. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Owing to the mishandling of your funds, this could be another one of those days when you find yourself broke and unable to join in fun and games with others. Eventually you’ll learn. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — If you let your guard down in handling a situation that requires both tact and compassion, you could end up making a poor impression on the very people you’re trying to impress. Aries (March 21-April 19) — In seeking a bit of excitement, you might go overboard with flirting. You could create problems by turning your charms on someone who takes it seriously.

TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I am 16 and the youngest of five children. All the others have left home and are out on their own. My parents are usually very strict, so I was very surprised when they allowed me to go out with Phil. They met him and liked him. Phil and I had a wonderful time together until his parents moved 200 miles away. Phil didn’t want to break up, so we decided to retain our relationship. About two weeks ago, a real cute and nice boy at church asked me to go out with him. I really wanted to, but I told him no because I was loyal to Phil, and even though he lived far away, I was going to honor our commitment to each other. I like Phil and would still be dating him if he lived in town, but I also would like to go out with boys from here. Would it be proper for me to send Phil a “Dear John” letter? — Nameless, Santa Fe, N.M. Nameless: If I remember correctly (I received several while serving in the Navy), a “Dear John” letter is a final “Goodbye, it’s been good to know you” sort of thing. Don’t send one to Phil. Instead, tell him it would be best if you both dated others since you won’t be seeing one another regularly. Make him aware that you still care for him and would enjoy corresponding with him regularly. Tell him that you are looking forward to dating others and encourage him to do the same. Dr. Wallace: I am a first-year student at the University of California at Irvine and am surprised at the number of students who are from a foreign country. I’m not saying this is bad; I’m just wondering why. I just hope they are not denying American students the privilege of attending college or university. — Sara, Newport Beach, Calif. Sara: There are about 250,000 foreign students studying in the United States, according to the U.S. State Department. Their presence is a boon to everyone’s education and in no way deprives American students of a chance to go to college. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

to all their school functions, coach their soccer team, serve as the Cookie Mom for Girl Scouts and volunteer for anything else I can manage to squeeze into my schedule, but I have a hard time making friends with any other moms. None of the other mothers wants to get to know me. I wait at the bus stop with my girls and the moms talk to each other, but not to me. I get a weird “vibe” from them, as if they think I’m too young to know anything. I try to join in, but it seems they really don’t care for me. I have friends my age, but they don’t have children. I want friends who have families because they face the same kind of issues I do. What can I do to make these moms like me? — Friend-Challenged in Cypress, Texas Dear Friend-Challenged: There is no way to “make” someone like you, and if a clique has already been established, it can be difficult to break in.

It is possible that because of your youth and single status you are perceived as a threat to them — but I do have a suggestion, and your youth can be an advantage. Start asking them for advice, and it’s possible they may take you under their collective wing. Dear Abby: What is the proper way to kiss after the wedding officiant says, “You may now kiss the bride”? Should the couple share a simple kiss, or can it be a little more intense? — Danielle in Tampa Dear Danielle: The wedding is a time to demonstrate eternal commitment, not unbridled passion. The kiss can be as intense as you like, as long as it doesn’t last more than six seconds, and doesn’t remove the bride’s lipstick.

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

Forgetful 25-year-old looking for solution Dear Dr. Gott: Is there anything I can do about my memory? I am 25 and seem to have a real problem remembering things, whether it’s studying for a test or something my wife has told me to remember. It’s frustrating for both of us. Dear Reader: Memory loss, whether short- or long-term, in young adults can be the result of a variety of causes. It occurs when the portion of the brain that stores memory becomes compromised. Shortterm loss issues include brain infections such as meningitis and encephalitis, traumatic brain injuries, vitamin B1 deficiency and specific drugs. Meningitis is inflammation or infection of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. There are a number of types of meningitis, including bacterial, aseptic, Cryptococcus, tuberculous and those caused by the coxsackievirus or echovirus. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain. It can be caused by a viral infection transmitted by an infected mosquito, the herpes viruses, childhood infections (such as measles, mumps and rubella) and arboviruses. Other causes include lead or other poisoning or bleeding. Post-infectious encephalitis can result from measles, chickenpox or other infection and can follow a smallpox vaccination. Traumatic brain injuries can occur from an automobile accident, falls, blows to the head and similar incidents. Vitamin B1 deficiency, also known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, is induced by alcoholism and chronic malnourishment. Short- and long-term memory loss may result. Recreational drug use, including LSD, cocaine, PCP, alcohol and marijuana, can affect memory, as can prescription barbiturates, tricyclic antidepressants, aminophylline, methyldopa, digoxin, diuretics and others. Improvement is often noticed once the offending drug has been discontinued. Then there’s sleep deprivation, stress, depression, job insecurity, additional responsibilities, financial concerns and information overload. Has something occurred in your life that weighs heavily? Do you have a parent who is ill, mounting bills, marital issues, school scholarships dependent on your grades, a failing car, insomnia or other issues that need to be addressed? Does your wife want to have a child but you don’t feel ready? Life today appears fraught with numerous issues that are sometimes difficult to handle. Perhaps the first step is to speak with her to bring things of concern out into the open. You may simply be picking up on something going on in her life that you don’t completely understand.

ASK THE DOCTOR Dr. PETER

GOTT

When was the last time you had an examination by your family physician? If one is overdue, schedule an appointment to make sure that there is no medical reason for your forgetfulness. Ask whether lab work or other testing is appropriate to rule out any deficiencies. Maybe counseling for one or both of you will get things back on the right track.

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

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

ZISEE ©2010 Tribune Media Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Dear Abby: I’m a divorced, middle-aged professional woman with a doctorate who has been keeping company with a man my age for seven years. “Burt” treats me well. He takes me out, has helped with some major home renovation projects, sends me flowers and I enjoy his company. I’m perfectly happy in his world, and I like most of his friends. On the flip side, Burt is overweight, has a drinking problem and never finished college. My problem is, I can’t bring myself to introduce him to those in my “professional circle.” I’m afraid he will say something boorish, show up drunk or otherwise embarrass me. Is there something intrinsically wrong with me that I’m ashamed to have the man I love meet people with whom I work and socialize? Is there something wrong with the relationship? — It’s complicated in Wisconsin

WOELLY

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

Ans:

• Jumbles: Write to Dr. Peter Gott in care of United Yesterday’s Answer: Media, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 440920167. RELEASE DATE– Tuesday, May 18, 2010

(Answers tomorrow) CHAFE EXULT OPPOSE QUAVER What the foggy night gave the driver — THE “CREEPS”

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

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2 “Stop!” 3 More than just fear 4 Arabian Sea nation 5 Manhattan area above Houston Street 6 Pool table layer 7 They may be beaten 8 Farm unit 9 Cafeteria offering 10 Chihuahua gal pal 11 Express disdain for 12 Conscious 13 Greek vowel 21 Quiet period at day care 22 1040-issuing org. 26 AMA members 28 Holiday buildings? 29 Bartender on “The Simpsons” 30 Red meat nutrient 31 Keep away 34 Winter blanket 35 __-Aztecan languages

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05/18/10


The Vicksburg Post

01. Legals PUBLIC NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID FOR OIL, GAS AND MINERAL LEASES TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED SIXTEENTH SECTION SCHOOL LAND IN WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, TO-WIT: Section 16, Township 18 North, Range 2 East Warren County, Mississippi. You are hereby notified that sealed proposals to lease for oil, gas and mineral exploration, development and production for the above described parcel of school land may be filed with Superintendent of Education of the Vicksburg Warren School District, 1500 Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi, no later than 5:30 p.m. on the 20th of May, 2010, and you are invited to submit sealed bids for said parcel specifying the bonus to be paid by the lessee for said lease. The form of the oil, gas and mineral lease as prescribed by said Board of Trustees and the terms prescribed, including the royalty to be retained by the lessor and the rental to be paid by the lessee and the primary term of the lease, is now on file and available for inspection in the office of the Superintendent of Education of the Vicksburg Warren School District, 1500 Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi, where it may be inspected by all interested parties. Only the bonus consideration to be paid by the lessee is subject to bid. Sealed bids will be opened at 5:30 p.m. on the 20th day of May, 2010, or as soon thereafter as conveniently possible at a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees for said school district. Each bid shall be in a sealed envelope which shall be marked on the outside "oil, gas and mineral lease bid". Bids must be submitted on all of the above-described land as a single tract. Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashier's check or other similar payment in the amount of 10% of the bid made, which sum shall be returned if the bid is not accepted. Final and complete payment of the bid shall be made by cashier's check or similar payment within 48 hours after a bid is accepted. The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. This the 20th day of May, 2010. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VICKSBURG WARREN SCHOOL DISTRICT WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI BY:_______________ JAMES G. PRICE Superintendent Publish: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18(3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT K. FOLEY, III VIRGINIA H. FOLEY AND ROBERT K. FOLEY, JR. PETITIONERS NO. 2009-154PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters of Administration in the Estate of the above decedent having been granted on the 13th day of April, 2010 by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi to the undersigned Administrators of the estate of Robert K. Foley, III, deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said estate to present said claims to the Clerk of this Court for probate and registration according to the law, within ninety (90) days from the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. THIS the 11th day of May, 2010. Virginia H. Foley and Robert K. Foley, Jr., Administrators W. Richard Johnson 1100 Clay Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 601-529-9343 Publish: 5/11, 5/18, 5/25(3t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on January 14, 2005, Defrancis W. Harvey, an unmarried person, executed a certain deed of trust to Emmett James House or Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee for the benefit of Union Planters Bank, N.A. which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1511 at Page 744; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to EverBank by instrument dated October 7, 2008 and recorded in Book 1488 at Page 823 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, EverBank has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated April 27, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1508 at Page 566; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, EverBank, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in ac-

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on January 14, 2005, Defrancis W. Harvey, an unmarried person, executed a certain deed of trust to Emmett James House or Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee for the benefit of Union Planters Bank, N.A. which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1511 at Page 744; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to EverBank by instrument dated October 7, 2008 and recorded in Book 1488 at Page 823 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, EverBank has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated April 27, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1508 at Page 566; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, EverBank, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on June 8, 2010 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Lots Thirteen (13), Fourteen (14), Fifteen (15), Sixteen (16), Seventeen (17) and Eighteen (18), Square Two (2), Idlewild Survey, a plat whereof is duly recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, being the same property conveyed to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, by Patent No. 39835 of the State of Mississippi, which said patent is duly recorded in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, and being the same property conveyed to DeWitt W. Dunn and Vera Logue Dunn, husband and wife, by deed of the Mayor and Alderman of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, dated the 26th day of January, 1942, which said deed is a matter of record in Deed Book 228, at Page 184 of the Land Deed Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and being the same and identical property conveyed to the undersigned Peter A. Franco by deed of Vera Logue Dunn, James Harris Dunn and Elizabeth Dunn, which said deed is dated the 9th day of December, 1961, and is a matter of record in Deed Book 370, at Page 473 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 13th day of May, 2010. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## Shapiro & Massey, L.L.P. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 2003 Floyd Avenue Vicksburg, MS 39183 10-000473DM Publish: 5/18, 5/25, 6/1(3t)

01. Legals

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI GARY C. SMITH PLAINTIFF VS KRYSTAL M. LANHAM DEFENDANT NO. 2010-169 GN SUMMONS (Service by Publication: Residence Unknown) TO: KRYSTAL M. LANHAM, whose last known address was in Westland, MI but whose present address is unknown to Plaintiff after diligent search and inquiry to ascertain same. You have been named a Defendant in the lawsuit filed in this Court by Gary C. Smith, Plaintiff, whose address is 2407 Lake Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180. You are summoned to appear and defend against said Complaint for Child Custody at 10:30 am on the 23rd day of June, 2010 in the Warren County Chancery Courthouse in Vicksburg, Mississippi and in case of your failure to appear and defend, a Judgment will be entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the Complaint. You are not required to file an Answer or other pleading but you may do so if you desire. DOT MCGEE, CLERK OF COURT BY: /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. DEPUTY CLERK DATED: 5/11/2010 Publish: 5/18. 5/25, 6/1(3t) Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 5th day of January, 2007 and acknowledged on the 5th day of January, 2007, Ned H Jones, Jr. & Valencia R Jones, married, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Dennis F Hardiman of Bristol County, RI, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1633 at Page 670 Instrument #242091; and WHEREAS, on the 16th day of September, 2009, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1500 at Page 614 Instrument #272757; and WHEREAS, on the 16th day of September, 2009, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed

WHEREAS, on the 16th day of September, 2009, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1500 at Page 614 Instrument #272757; and WHEREAS, on the 16th day of September, 2009, 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 1500 at Page 628 Instrument #272778; 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 1st 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 that certain tract of parcel of land lying and being situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi: All of Lot Ninety-Eight (98) of Warrenton Heights Subdivision, Part "A" of Part Two, a plat whereof appears of record in Plat Book 2 at Page 39 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Record. For title reference see Deed recorded December 27, 1994 in Book 1030 Page 736. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this day May 4, 2010 Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 ccn/F09-2521 Publish: 5/11, 5/18, 5/25(3t)

the undersigned so to do, on the 8th day of June, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 public outcry, offer Tuesday, Mayp.m., 18, at2010 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 Substitute Trustee's property situated in Warren Notice of Sale County, Mississippi, to-wit: STATE OF MISSISSIPPI That part of Section 31, COUNTY OF Warren Township 15 North, Range 4 WHEREAS, on the 7th day East, more particularly of March, 1996 and described as follows, to-wit: acknowledged on the 7th To get to the Point of day of March, 1996, Michael Beginning, begin at the J. Terry, Jr. and Tabitha D. Southeast corner of the Terry, executed and Northeast Quarter of Section delivered a certain Deed of 31, Township 15 North, Trust unto Rowan H. Taylor, Range 4 East, Warren Jr., Trustee for PHH Mississippi; thence County, Mortgage Services run North 89 Degrees 48 Corporation, Beneficiary, to Minutes West a distance of secure an indebtedness 543.85 feet; thence North 04 therein described, which Degrees 59 Minutes East a Deed of Trust is recorded in distance of 85.67 feet; the office of the Chancery thence North 20 Degrees 00 Clerk of Warren County, Minutes East a distance of Mississippi in DT Book 1047 150.0 feet; thence North 26 at Page 460 # 114318; and Degrees 18 Minutes East a WHEREAS, on the 2nd day distance of 75.0 feet to the of March, 1998, Michael J. Point of Beginning for the Terry, Jr. and Tabitha D. following described lot; Terry, sold the property, thence North 63 Degrees 56 conveying said indebtedness Minutes West a distance of unto Vickie L. Williams, by 250.0 feet; thence North 26 instrument recorded in the Degrees 04 Minutes East a office of the aforesaid distance of 75.98 feet; Chancery Clerk in Book thence North 26 Degrees 53 1132 at Page 547 # 135456; Minutes East a distance of and 4.02 feet; thence South 63 WHEREAS, on the 18th day Degrees 07 Minutes East a of September, 2009, the distance of 200.0 feet; Holder of said Deed of Trust thence South 06 Degrees 51 substituted and appointed Minutes East a distance of Emily Kaye Courteau as 91.91 feet to the Point of Trustee in said Deed of Beginning and containing Trust, by instrument record0.41 acres of land and is ed in the office of the located in the Northeast aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Quarter of the Northeast Book 1500 at Page 629 # Quarter of Section 31, 272779; and Township 15 North, Range 4 WHEREAS, default having East, Warren County, been made in the payments Mississippi; being what is of the indebtedness secured known as Lot ''J'' of the Kiely by the said Deed of Trust, Robbins Subdivision, and the holder of said Deed unrecorded. of Trust, having requested I will only convey such title the undersigned so to do, on as is vested in me as the 8th day of June, 2010, I Substitute Trustee will during the lawful hours of WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 this day May 4, 2010 p.m., at public outcry, offer Emily Kaye Courteau for sale and will sell, at the Substitute Trustee west front door of the Warren 2309 Oliver Road County Courthouse at VicksMonroe, LA 71201 burg, Mississippi, for cash to (318) 330-9020 the highest bidder, the folsw/F09-2640 lowing described land and Publish: 5/18, 5/25, 6/1(3t) situated in Warren OFFICE OF STATE AID ROAD property CONSTRUCTION County, Mississippi, to-wit: MISSISSIPPI That part of Section 31, DEPARTMENT OF Township 15 North, Range 4 TRANSPORTATION particularly East, AND WARREN COUNTY BOARD OFmore SUPERVISORS described as follows, to-wit: SECTION 900 KEEP UP WITH all the loget to the Point of To ________________ cal news and sales...SubBeginning, begin at the NOTICE TO scribe to The Vicksburg Southeast corner of the CONTRACTORS: Post TODAY!! Call 601Northeast Quarter of Section ________________ 636-4545, Circulation. 31, Township 15 North, Sealed bids will be Range 4 East, Warren received by the Board of Supervisors of Warren County, County, Mississippi; thence Mississippi at the Warren Countyrun Courthouse, North 89 Degrees 48 Vicksburg, Mississippi, Minutes West a distance of until 10:00 am 543.85 feet; thence North 04 on the 21st day of June, 2010 and shortly thereafter Degrees 59 Minutes East a publicly opened for the distance of 85.67 feet; TO GOOD HOME ONLY. construction of 0.137 miles of BRIDGE thence REPLACEMENT North 20 Degreeson 00 5 Adorable kittens. 3 yellow, the REDBONE ROAD being known as East a distance of Minutes 2 striped. 5 weeks old. AlProject No. SAP-75(65) in Warren County, 150.0 feet; Mississippi. thence North 26 ready wormed. PRINCIPAL ITEMS OF WORK ARE APPROXIMATELY AS Degrees 18 Minutes East a 601-218-4697. FOLLOWS: distance of 75.0 feet to the __________ Point of Beginning for the following described lot; ITEM thence North 63 Degrees 56 QUANTITY Minutes West a distance of UNIT TO GOOD HOME only. 250.0 feet; thence North 26 _______________ Adorable Chow/ German Degrees 04 Minutes East a ROADWAY ITEMS: Shepherd mix. 3 male, 1 fedistance of 75.98 feet; _______________ male. Already Wormed. thence North 26 Degrees 53 601-218-4697. MOBILIZATION East a distance of LUMP SUM LS CLEARING ANDMinutes GRUBBING 4.02 feet; thence South 63 LUMP SUM LS 07 Minutes Degrees REMOVAL OF CONCRETE BRIDGE @ STA. 1.000 East -UN a distance of 200.0 feet; 14+28.68 thence South 06 Degrees 51 REMOVAL OF PIPE Minutes East a distance of (ALL SIZES) 30.000 LF Clear out the skeletons in yours 91.91 feet to the Point of BORROW EXCAVATION (F.M.E.) 1,679.000 with an ad in the classifieds. andCY containing Beginning (CONTRACTOR 0.41 acres of land and is 601-636-SELL FURNISHED) (CLASS 9) located in the Northeast GRANULAR MATERIAL (LVM),Quarter 280.000ofCY the Northeast (CLASS 5, GROUP C) Quarter of Section 31, HOT MIX ASPHALT BASE COURSE, 44.000 TON Range 4 15 North, Township (TRENCH WIDENING), East, Warren County, (BB-1) Mississippi; being what is HOT BITUMINOUS known as Lot ''J'' of the Kiely PAVEMENT SURFACE 265.000Robbins TON Subdivision, COURSE, (SC-1) (TYPE 8) unrecorded. convey I will only 18" CORRUGATED POLYETHYLENE 30.000 LFsuch title as is vested in me as PIPE Substitute Trustee GUARD RAIL, W-BEAM 275.000 LF WITNESS4.000 MY SIGNATURE, GUARD RAIL, BRIDGE END SECTION, EA this day May 4, 2010 TYPE "I" THRIE BEAM Kaye4.000 Courteau GUARD RAIL, TERMINAL ENDEmily SECTION EA Substitute Trustee RIGHT-OF-WAY MARKERS (TYPE II) 10.000 EA 2309 Oliver Road MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC LUMP SUM LS LA 71201 ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTIONMonroe, SIGNS 0.000 SF (318)STRIP 330-9020 4" WIDE THERMOPLASTIC EDGE 0.275 MI sw/F09-2640 (CONTINUOUS WHITE) (60 MIL) Publish: 5/18, 5/25, 6/1(3t) 4" WIDE THERMOPLASTIC TRAFFIC 1,450.000 LF • Glass STRIPE (CONTINUOUS YELLOW) (90 MIL) TWO-WAY YELLOW REFLECTIVE HIGH 18.000 EA PERFORMANCE RAISED MARKERS REFLECTORIZED TRAFFIC OBJECT MARKER 4.000 EA (ENCAPSULATED LENS)(TYPE 3) Quality Service at Competitive Prices EROSION CONTROL ITEMS: _____________ #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement AGRICULTURAL LIMESTONE 3.040 TON Vans • Cars • Trucks Page 1 of 3 •Insurance Claims Welcome• SECTION 900 AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS PROJECT NO. SAP-75(65) WARREN COUNTY COMMERCIAL FERTILIZER (13-13-13) 1.520 TON Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900 AMMONIUM NITRATE 0.150 TON SEEDING 1.520 AC • Bulldozer & VEGETATIVE MATERIALS FOR MULCH 3.040 TON Construction TEMPORARY SILT FENCE 1,228.000 LF (TYPE II) (AOS 0.15-0.84) TEMPORARY EROSION CHECKS 8.000 BL CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. LOOSE RIPRAP, 300 LB. 89.000 TON 601-636-4813 GEOTEXTILE UNDER RIPRAP, 139.000 SY (TYPE V) (AOS 0.21-0.43) State Board of Contractors BRIDGE ITEMS: Approved & Bonded _____________ Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, TEST PILE 2.000 EA CONVENTIONAL STATIC PILE LOAD TEST 0.000 EA Rock & Sand 14" PRESTRESSED CONCRETE PILING 1,440.000 LF All Types of Dozer Work BRIDGE CONCRETE, CLASS "B" 138.500 CY Land Clearing • Demolition 31' PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BEAM 307.500 LF Site Development TYPE I+2 & Preparation Excavation 60' PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BEAM 298.750 LF Crane Rental • Mud Jacking TYPE III

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REINFORCEMENT 24,205.000 LB CONCRETE RAILING 244.000 LF LOOSE RIPRAP, 300 LB. 921.000 TON GEOTEXTILE UNDER RIPRAP, 982.000 SY (TYPE V) (AOS 0.21-0.43) Page 2 of 3 PROJECT NO. SAP-75(65) WARREN COUNTY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS: _______________ CONTRACT TIME: 90 Working Days BASIS OF AWARD _____________ The award, if made, will be made to the lowest qualified bidder on the basis of published quantities. The Board of Supervisors hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprise will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award. PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS are on file in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, the County Engineer's office and the Office of the State Aid Engineer, 412 E. Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson, Mississippi. This project shall be constructed in acccordance with the latest edition of the Mississippi Standard Specifications for State Aid Road and Bridge Construction. PLANS AND PROPOSALS may be secured from John E. McKee, Jr., County Engineer for Warren County, Mississippi, 901 Jackson Street, Visckburg. The Cost is fifty dollars ($50.00) for plans and fifty dollars ($50.00) for the proposal, non-refundable Certified check or bid bond for five percent (5%) of the total bid, made payable to Warren County and the State of Mississippi must accompany each proposal. Bidders are hereby notified that any proposal accompanied by letters qualifying in any manner the condition under which the proposal is tendered will be considered an irregular bid and such proposal will not be considered in making the award. Richard George, President Warren County Board of Supervisors Page 3 of 3 Publish: 5/18, 5/25(2t)

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READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY! 07. Help Wanted

10. Loans And Investments

19. Garage & Yard Sales

29. Unfurnished Apartments

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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

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

1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. $375 monthly. Water furnished. $200 deposit. 601-415-0838, 601-8311147, 601-415-5498.

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

“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

**************************** Attention Students! SUMMER WORK -$15 Starting Pay -Flexible Schedules -Customer Sales/Service -All Ages 17+ Call NOW 601-501-4598 CONFEDERATE RIDGE APARTMENTS now accepting applications for Certified HVAC maintenance person. Experience is a must! Call 601-638-0102, for information.

DECKHANDS! Ingram Barge Co., the leader in the Marine Industry is accepting applications on-line at www.ingrambarge.com. Applicants can also apply online at your local Workforce Development Center, 5799 I-55 North Frontage Road, Jackson, MS. Valid Driver's License and high school diploma or GED required. Three years heavy labor work experience (i.e. Farming, logging, construction, etc.) preferred. Generous daily wage, excellent benefit package (401K & Retirement Plan, Health, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, etc.) day-for-day schedule (28 on/ 28 off, 21 on/ 21 off, 14 on/ 14 off), & opportunities for advancement. EOE, M/F/V.

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

14. Pets & Livestock AKC/ CKC REGISTERED YORKIES, Poodles and Schnauzers $200 to $700! 601-218-5533,

   BABY GUINEAS. 3 Days old. $4 each. Call 318-5523314 or 509-948-8675.

VICKSBURG WARREN HUMANE SOCIETY

Highway 61 South

601-636-6631

Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.

43 dogs & puppies 41 cats & kittens

TRUCK DRIVER

Please adopt today!

needed for delivery of storage containers. Must have minimum Class A License.

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

Apply in person @ Sheffield Rentals 1255 Hwy. 61 S. Vicksburg, MS

DRIVER. WITH DRY bulk tank and spreader experience for long term commitment. Excellent pay and benefits with Blue Cross/ Blue Shield provided. 877768-4526. DUE TO INCREASED business, an Experienced Service Technician position is now open at Vicksburg Honda. Must have own tools. Contact George at 601-636-1800 for interview. HOTEL MAINTENANCE LOOKING for a Knowledgeable maintenance person to facilitate the needs of a busy hotel. Previous Hotel experience preferred. Send resumes to: Dept. 3723 The Vicksburg Post P.O. 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182

        

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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 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! PROCESS MEDICAL CLAIMS from home! Use your own computer! Find out how to spot a medical billing scam from The Federal Trade Commission. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC. QUALITY CONTROL. EARN up to $100 per day! Evaluate retail stores, training provided, no experience required. Call 877-6999772. 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.

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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.

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

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale Spring Into Savings at

DISCOUNT FURNITURE BARN YELLOW TAG SALE! 600 Jackson Street

601-638-7191 FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. FURNITURE MUST GO!! Pine Entertainment center $500. Pine dining table with 6 chairs $500. Computer desk $200. 601-297-0951.

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. WASHER AND DRYER set for sale!! FRIGIDARE brand. Good Condition and works great! Asking $385.00. Please call 601619-6934. Leave message if no answer.

K and K Crawfish Purged 5 sacks and up $1.25 a pound. Under 5 sacks $1.50 a pound.

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

24. Business Services AFFORDABLE PAINTING. Quality work, interior/ exterior, pressure washing. References. 601-218-0263. BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601629-6464, leave message.

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

FREE ESTIMATES TREY GORDON

ROOFING & RESTORATION

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

601-618-0367

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. FOR HOME REPAIR. 13 years experience. Plumbing, electrical, carpentery, painting. Call R. Smith. 601638-2606 or 601-415-1710. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168. Smith Lawn Service Professional cut, trim and cleanup. Satisfaction guaranteed, Vicksburg area, free quotes. 318-341-6620. 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 3 BEDROOM HOUSES and 2 bedroom apartments available for rent. Section 8 available. Call 601-6364338 or 601-218-1210. OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT. Wisconsin Avenue. Approximately 400 square feet. High traffic area. $500 month. Call John 601-5297376.

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

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

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

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CYPRESS HILL APARTMENTS- 402 Locust Street. 1 bedroom $375 monthly/ $250 deposit. 601-456-3842.

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

• Downtown Convenience to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos

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

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

601-630-2921

Commodore Apartments 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, trip@msubulldogs.org

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

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

28. Furnished Apartments

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

1 CORPORATE APARTMENT. $675 monthly. Everything furnished. $250 deposit. 601-415-0838, 601831-1147, 601-415-5498.

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.

NICE FURNISHED APARTMENTS. All utilities paid. Laundry room provided. Drummond Street. Satellite and Internet provided. Call for great prices. Studio 1 & 2 bedroom $650- $950. Short and long term leases available. 601-618-8405, 601-638-4349 or 601-831-1523.

DOUBLE WIDE FOR sale! 1998 Cappaert in great shape! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, $23,500. 601-6725146. DOUBLE WIDE WITH land, $49,900! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Financing available. $330 monthly with approved credit! 601-6725146.

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

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

33. Commercial Property

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

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

4022 HWY 27: Owner financing, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Ward Real Estate 601-634-6898.

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

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

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

318-322-4000 EXECUTIVE PLAZA. North Frontage Road, #11, on front. Available June 1st. $600 monthly. Call 601-5293666.

HELP!!!

NICE OFFICE SPACE on Wisconsin Avenue. 750 square feet .$475 monthly. 1000 square feet, $700 monthly. 601-634-6669

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.

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

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

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.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Bigriverhomes.com 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 Choctaw 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. No matter what type of work you’re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

COME CHECK US OUT TODAY YOU’LL WANT TO MAKE YOUR HOME HERE Great Location, Hard-Working Staff

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

MAGNOLIA MANOR

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

APARTMENTS FOR ELDERLY & DISABLED CITIZENS!

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.

• Rent Based On Income

3515 MANOR DRIVE VICKSBURG, MS

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

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

TO BUY OR SELL

AVON

CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT

Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters,

Live Crawfish $1.50/ lb C heapest Prices in Town

WANTED COPIER TECHNICIAN. Copier Dealer needs experienced technician for Central Mississippi. Prefer training on Cannon and network experience. Competitive salary and benefits. Email resumes to anlyhist@yahoo.com.

VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORTIE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES.

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

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Broker, GRI

601-636-6490 PRIVATE 2500 SQUARE FOOT shop with 4 bedroom apartment on approximately 2.5 acres. 230 Old Mt. Alban Road. $55,000. 601218-4191.

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

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

36. Farms & Acreage ✰ 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 stocked lake, borders Big Black River. Deer & duck $2800/ac Many more tracts available! Investors Realty Group, Inc.

1974 CAPRICE BODY. Needs Restoration $325. Call 601-529-2734. 1999 HONDA ACCORD. 1 owner, extra nice. $5000, firm. 601-634-0320. VOLVO S40. 2000 $4995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855. 2001 CHEVROLET Z71 LT. Extended cab, white, very solid, loaded up! $6000. 601-954-5429. 2003 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN LT. Leather, extra nice. $9500. 601-634-0320. 2005 FORD MUSTANG. Extra sharp, V6, 59,000 $9500. 601-634miles. 0320. 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 DODGE CHARGER. 84,000 miles. $9,000. Call 601-415-0760. SUZUKI XL7. 2007 $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. 2008 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER. $29,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855. 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, 1961 Bellaire $1000. 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* www.garyscfl.com

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

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

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

THREE 1 TON trucks for sale. $3,000 for all three. 601-218-5038.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

601-638-1102 * 601-415-3333

Toll Free 1-866-238-8861

29. Unfurnished Apartments

1 Bedroom $400. 2 bedroom $425. 3 bedroom $450. All have $200 deposit. Refrigerator and Stove Furnished. 601-634-8290.

318-574-4572

1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com 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

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

34. Houses For Sale

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency Member FDIC

1911 Mission 66

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com

601.630.8209

✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

29. Unfurnished Apartments

318-207-6221

34. Houses For Sale

HANDYMAN SPECIAL! 3 single wides for $7500 each! 601-672-5146.

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg

30. Houses For Rent

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.

1995 FRANKLIN ROCKWOOD. 16 x 80, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom. All appliances. Heat and air. 601-634-6324. 2001 16X80. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, $12,500. 601-6725146.

27. Rooms For Rent

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

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

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

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

SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333


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