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TODAY IN HISTORY 1430: Joan of Arc Is captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English. 1533: The marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon Is declared null and void.

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Robert Shiers uses an ATV to bring his boat back into his yard after taking it out to look at one of his properties on Chickasaw Road Sunday afternoon.

River stages Mississippi’s 2011 rise at Vicksburg • March 31 — 43.3 feet (initial spring crest)

1934: Bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were shot to death in a police ambush in Bienville Parish, La. 1984: Surgeon General C. Everett Koop issues a report saying there was “very solid” evidence linking cigarette smoke to lung disease in non-smokers.

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Robert Shiers is used to launching his flat boat in open water without a tourist in sight. These days, he’s putting in along a drainage canal on Thompson Lake Road while wayfaring travelers and media types take in a scene that shows roofs and signs barely Catfish sticking out business of the murky hurting floodwaters. “I went through ’73 and bought this place after the ’83 flood,” Shiers said, motoring into position Sunday to check on his flooded Chickasaw Road house. Water touches the fence line behind a house where he and several family members have ridden out the Mississippi River’s historic rise, a site Shiers has used to explain to “Fox, CNN, all of them” the ins and outs of places like Eagle Lake and Steele Bayou. “We’ve never had water like this... but we’re country people,” Shiers said. “We’re all right.” The Mississippi River fell three-tenths of a foot during the past 24 hours to 56.3 feet in Vicksburg this morning. Levels are predicted to remain higher than 50 feet at the local gauge for about

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Darriel and Virginia McCaffery of Brandon look through Robert Shiers’ photos of one of his flooded properties.

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Vicious tornado kills 89 in Missouri Freedom Rides remembered 50 years later

By The Associated Press JOPLIN, Mo. — A massive tornado that tore a 6-mile path across southwestern Missouri killed at least 89 people as it slammed into the city of Joplin, ripping into a hospital and leaving a forest of splintered tree trunks behind where entire neighborhoods once stood. Authorities warned that the death toll could climb today as rescuers continued their work at sunrise. City manager Mark Rohr announced the number of known dead at a predawn news conference outside the wreckage of a hospital that took a direct hit from Sunday’s storm. Rohr said the twister cut a path nearly 6 miles long and more than a half-mile wide through the center of town, adding that tornado sirens gave

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A man carries a young boy who was rescued after being trapped in his home after the tornado hit Joplin, Mo., Sunday. residents about a 20-minute warning before the tornado touched down on the city’s west side. Much of the city’s south side was leveled, with churches, schools,

businesses and homes reduced to ruins. Fire chief Mitch Randles estiSee Tornado, Page A7.

JACKSON — On the wall of the Mississippi Museum of Art the question is asked: “For what cause would you ride?” The question is part of an exhibit being held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders’ efforts to end segregation in Mississippi and other Southern states. The centerpiece of the exhibit, covering an 11-foot-high by 55-foot-wide wall, is a collection of mug shots of 329 Freedom Riders who were arrested in Jackson in the spring and summer of 1961. Julian Rankin, the public relations coorSee Freedom, Page A7.


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Vicksburg man jailed on drug warrant A Vicksburg man was arrested Friday afternoon on drug charges during a traffic stop on North Frontage Road. Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said Michael Johnson, 29, 1112 Second North St., was charged on a warrant with sale of cocaine. Johnson was being held without bond in the Madison County Jail pending an initial appearance in Vicksburg Municipal Court. Stewart

SANDERSVILLE — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians said its Bok Homa Casino in Sandersville in Jones County is showing a profit. In a statement this week, the tribe announced that the profits generated at Bok Homa Casino since its grand opening in December has exceeded the $18 million that it cost to construct the casino. Tribal leader, Miko Beasley Deason, said he knew Bok Homa Casino would be a money maker but he did not know just how successful it would be. Warren Strain, spokesman for the Pearl River Resort, said the tribe has plans to expand the Jones County casino into a resort destination in the near future. The casino has more than 700 slot machines and a quick-serve eatery.

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Port Gibson woman nabbed for shoplifting Jennifer Scarber, 37, 1156 Shiloh Road, Port Gibson,

Electronics missing on Elizabeth Circle Electronics were reported stolen during the burglaries of two homes in the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle, police Lt.

Bobby Stewart said. A Gateway laptop computer valued at $800 and a PlayStation PSP game valued at $100 were reported stolen from one home at 4 p.m. Friday, Stewart said. Stewart said an Xbox 360 video game and three games with a total value of $350, and a 32-inch Sanyo flatscreen TV valued at $500, were reported stolen from the other home at 9:03 a.m. Sunday.

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without parole as a repeat offender. Joiner claimed the state failed to produce evidence of his prior convictions to support the repeat offender designation. He also claims the state did not notify him he was indicted under the repeat offender law. The Supreme Court ruled in a 6-2 decision this past week that Joiner’s guilty plea negated the indictment’s failure to include habitual offender status.

Court upholds Lafayette sentence

Blueprint updated for DeSoto Civic Center

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Lafayette County man serving 19 years in prison on a robbery charge. Albert Joiner Jr. of Oxford pleaded guilty in 2007 to the robbery of a man outside a bar. Authorities said Joiner and another man attacked the victim and stole nearly $3,000. A judge sentenced Joiner to 19 years in prison

SOUTHAVEN — The future DeSoto County Civic Center could include an amusement park, more convention hall space, a larger arena, a second ice rink, hotels and a possible performing arts complex. A vision for the 10-yearold Southaven facility was revealed in its updated master plan prepared by architect Doug Thornton. Thornton was hired by the board of the DeSoto

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County Convention and Visitors Bureau to update the civic center’s 10-year-old master plan, a blueprint for its future development and expansion.

Mistrial declared in Sharp murder trial STARKVILLE — An ill juror has prompted an Oktibbeha County judge to declare a mistrial in the murder trial of Leslie Sharp. Circuit Judge Lee Howard took the action Saturday after a juror fell ill. Officials said when a jury starts deliberations they cannot be separated until a verdict is reached. Howard made the announcement after the juror was taken to the hospital and separated from the others. Prosecutors said Sharp was standing trial in the shooting death of Christopher Cole in November 2008 on a rural road in northeastern Oktibbeha County. Sharp’s attorneys have argued she acted in self-defense.

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from staff reports said the arrest was the result of a police narcotics unit investigation into reported drug activity in the 100 block of Warrenton Road.

was charged Sunday with felony shoplifting in the alleged theft of merchandise totaling $741 from Walmart on Iowa Boulevard, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. She was released on $2,500 bond.

Purse, cash taken from car A GAP purse valued at $120 containing a wallet holding $40 was reported stolen Sunday at 1:35 a.m. from a 2003 Oldsmonile Alero parked at the Battlefield Inn on Interstate 20 Frontage Road, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

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Bay St. Louis lays off building official BAY ST. LOUIS — Bay St. Louis Mayor Les Fillingame said city building official Ron Jones, who was paid $65,000 annually, has been laid off in a cost-cutting move. Jones was the second highest-paid person at City Hall after the mayor, who is paid $80,000 annually. Jones has been replaced in the interim by Charles Oliver, a building inspector who earns $45,000 a year. As building official, Jones ran the department that issues building permits and handles code inspections on commercial and residential building projects.


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Restaurants see diminishing catfish supply TUNICA (AP) — Bill Battle’s new crop of fish at his catfish farm in Tunica should be ready to eat come midsummer. Until then, Battle, who also owns the Pride of the Pond catfish processing plant, has had to cut back production at the facility until his Mississippi farm-raised catfish supply is replenished. “We can process 300,000 pounds of catfish a week at full capacity,” he said. “We’ve gone from full capacity of five days a week at the plant, to four days a week as we wait on the new fish crop. We have not had to lay off any workers, but have had to cut the hours of our employees as we ride out this shortage.” It takes about two years for catfish to grow big enough to harvest, and industry experts say the catfish shortage should end by June or July. American catfish farmers like Battle and some area restaurants in DeSoto County say the shortage can’t end soon enough. John Woods’ Catfish Creek Restaurant has been open a month in Southaven. For Woods, who also owns First Choice Catering, this is his second foray into the catfish restaurant business. In 1991, he owned the popular Catfish Corner restaurant in Horn Lake. When his catering business took off, Woods sold Catfish

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One of the Simmons Farm Raised Catfish ponds is buried inside the levee near Yazoo City. Corner in 1997. Now that he is back in the restaurant business, he said it feels like catfish deja vu. “When I first started in the restaurant business in 1991, there was a catfish shortage, and prices started to escalate,” he said. In 1991, he said prices were at $2.80 per pound. Today, catfish cost $4 to $5 per pound on the wholesale market, he said. “Catfish per pound is almost the price of a ribeye steak,” he

said. “But we were prepared for the price increase because when we decided to open the restaurant the price of the fish was already on the rise.” Woods’ new restaurant does not have an all-you-can eat catfish buffet, a staple at many Southern restaurants. He has grilled, fried and seared catfish fillet dinners by the plate, and even has a catfish dish named after him. “I think the time or era of the all-you-can-eat catfish buffet is over with,” he said. “I don’t

Deputy files answer in brutality suit HATTIESBURG, Miss. — A Covington County sheriff’s deputy has answered a brutality lawsuit filed against him, arguing that he did nothing wrong and asking that the suit be dismissed. Scott Clifton Davis sued Covington Deputy Chris Jones in U.S. District Court on March 25, claiming Jones falsely arrested and abused him. Davis’ complaint states Jones illegally arrested and attacked him on Jan. 13, 2010, after following him to his home. He is seeking compensatory damages including the cost of medical care in an amount to be determined by a jury.

High court upholds Lafayette sentence JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Lafayette County man serving 19 years in prison on a robbery charge. Albert Joiner Jr. of Oxford pleaded guilty in 2007 to the robbery of a man outside a bar.

Man arrested after train strikes him SHREVEPORT, La. — Shreveport Police have cited a man for trespassing after he was struck by a train in west Shreveport.

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Simon to ask court for execution stay JACKSON, Miss. — Death row inmate Robert Simon Jr. will ask a federal appeals court to stop his execution now scheduled for Tuesday at the state penitentiary at Parchman. Oxford attorney Tom Freeland says the notice of appeal has been filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

Fla. woman slashes deputy, dies after shot CLEVELAND, Tenn. — A woman who slashed a Bradley County deputy and then stole his police car died of gunshot wounds. Authorities said 30-year-old Armetta Foster of Sanford, Fla., died at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga on Saturday after crashing the police cruiser on Interstate 75 in Cleveland, Tenn. Bradley County Sheriff’s Deputy Dustin Patrick was slashed on the hand as he talked to Foster after finding her and her children walking

along the highway. As Foster took off in the police car, Patrick fired several shots. The car ran through a fence and into a tree.

Lake search continues for missing man SPRINGFIELD, La. — A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman said authorities are searching Lake Maurepas for a Denham Springs man who disappeared while trying to help a drowning friend and never resurfaced. Adam Einck said that Hubert Aucoin IV was on a boat with two other people about 4 p.m. Saturday when the trio stopped near the Tickfaw River to swim.

2 Houma men set for reality TV show HOUMA, La. — Rene Hebert and Bryce Labat are getting ready for a trip to the Philippines to go crocodile hunting. The Houma men earned two of four spots on a new reality television show set for filming this summer or fall. The show, produced by an Alabama company, will follow two teams of alligator hunters matched up with Filipino crocodile handlers.

see where a restaurant owner can continue to do all-you-caneat buffets with the prices like they are.” He said some restaurants across the country have dealt with the rising costs of catfish by using less expensive foreign-raised fish from Vietnam and other Asian countries. But not him. “We are committed to cooking Mississippi pond-raised catfish at my restaurant and with my catering business,” he said.

Woods said Pride of the Pond and his supplier, Simmons Catfish in Yazoo County have some of the best catfish, and customers know the difference between domestic catfish and the foreign kind. In fact, new state laws in Tennessee and Mississippi now require restaurants to tell their customers where they get their catfish. Boiling Point Restaurant owner Charlie Wiggins proudly tells his customers that his catfish has an American birth certificate. “Sysco is our supplier, and we have a long-term agreement with them,” Wiggins said. The only sign you will see about the catfish at his Southaven restaurant is the one that informs customers that the catfish are not available on that particular day. “When catfish has not been available for the lunch buffet we do use a mild, white fish as a substitute, but only on the buffet,” he said. He said the restaurant also had to raise the price of its catfish dinners from $7.95 to $8.95. “The shortage is affecting us, but we are going to wait it out until the end,” he said. Mississippi leads the nation in catfish production, with Alabama hot on its heels.

Bodies of crew found in sunken fishing boat off Coast GULFPORT (AP) — Independent salvage divers have recovered the bodies of the two remaining crew members missing since the fishing vessel Sandy Point sank last week in a collision with a container ship. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the crewmen found Sunday as 48-year-old Rhoderick Watkins of Moss Point and 65-yearold Thomas L. Moore of Havelock, N.C. Hargrove said both men were found in cabins in the sunken vessel. The body of the crew’s cook, 58-year-old Lindsey Tucker of Vancleave, was found Saturday. Hargrove said autopsies show all three crew members drowned. The 163-foot Sandy Point was returning to the Moss Pointbased Omega Protein plant when it collided Wednesday evening with the 660-foot Eurus London, a container ship headed to the Gulf with bananas bound for Texas. Omega has contracted with a private company to salvage the wreckage of Sandy Point. Omega spokesman Ben Landry said the company expects it to be several days before the vessel is brought to the surface.


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JACK VIX SAYS: The river water is beginning to smell.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The labor situation here remains unchanged.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Mrs. C.J. Edwards goes to Memphis to visit friends. • Mrs. Albert Arnold and children depart for Memphis on a visit.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 James Hennegan, for personal injuries, gets a verdict of $7,000 from the Y&MV Railroad. • Sen. Leroy Percy’s adherents hold a meeting here. • Bennie Karpe of Delhi, La., dies.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 The Vicksburg Evening Post has a writeup of the art class of the high school. • The Floral Club meets at the home of Mrs. J.F. Mehr.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 The 1931 edition of the VHS Scandals is presented at the theater. • Johnnie Sellers and Gus Hawkins of Jackson, along with Congressman Collier, speak on aviation at the Exchange Club meeting at the airport. • Eighty-nine graduate at Carr Junior High School.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Emmy Lou Geary leaves for Annapolis, Md., to attend June Week festivities at the U.S. Naval Academy. • Dr. Nathan Lewis is guest speaker at the Optimist Club.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Services are held for Mrs. Roseleya Bell Selby. • Pvt. James Sibley of Culkin is among 1,696 Korean veterans returning to the United States aboard the transport Marine Adler, scheduled to dock in San Francisco. • John H. Milner dies.

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Services are held for Grady Cause. • Tab Hunter stars in “The Burning Hills” at the Joy Theatre.

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40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Ronald McLeod Jr. announce the birth of a son, Ronald, on May 17. • Steve McQueen stars in “The Reviers” at Showtown USA. • Services are held for Evelyn Barbour.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

Burdensome rules proposed Proposed new rules requiring manufacturers — in particular auto parts suppliers — to identify the origin of some of the common minerals in their products could impose heavy additional costs on an industry that’s just now getting its head above water. The well-meaning goal of the rules is to limit the use of minerals from war-ravaged central Africa, but the expense could impose additional hardships here. The proposed rules are the result of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law enacted last year. Publicly traded companies would be required to report the source of the metals they use in their products to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The act stems from worries that the minerals — gold, tin, tantalum, tungsten and others — from rebel-controlled mines in the Congo are fueling that country’s civil war. The law requires firms to report whether their miner-

als came from the Congo or nine neighboring countries in Africa. Enforcement was delayed until August. Auto firms have told their suppliers they will have to be prepared to identify the source of their raw materials. Other firms — particularly high tech companies — are affected as well. The National Association of Manufacturers has estimated the cost of the regulations on the manufacturing sector at $9 billion to $16 billion. Rick Goss of the U.S. Information Technology Council, at a meeting on the issue in Washington last month, reportedly called the law a “sledgehammer” that could create what amounts to an embargo on mineral products from a major portion of Africa. Once the metal is refined in smelters, Goss was quoted as saying, there is no way of identifying the country of its origin. The only way to assure the Secu-

rities and Exchange Commission that the metals don’t come from central Africa, he said, is to refuse to do business with anyone “who touches central Africa,” the Voice of America reported. Ann Wilson of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association told The Detroit News that “to put this burden on the industry to determine where raw materials come from down the supply chain is going to be very difficult.” The law ought to be repealed. The auto industry and its suppliers shouldn’t be encumbered with the duty of solving the internal problems of central Africa. At the very least, any regulations ought to allow manufacturers to report minerals as of an “indeterminate origin” until they are able to develop techniques for tracing and indentifying the raw materials in a more cost effective manner.

Services are held for Jessie L. Porter. • Denise Harlow Hanley is initiated into Delta Delta Delta social sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. • R.N. McAlister dies. • Herbert S. “Bert” Carraway III celebrates his third birthday.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 City of Vicksburg officials say they want to make two appointments to the Warren County Port Commission since annexation has drawn the E.W. Haining Industrial Center in to the city limits. • Sue Lee, Lillian Bradley and George Tom announce the opening of the China Doll Restaurant. • Gary L. Seeman dies.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Hanitra Austin graduates magna cum laude from Mississippi Valley State University, where she receives a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. • Albert Barnes IV celebrates his fourth birthday. • Lynn Marsalis announces he is stepping down as director of Emergency 911 services.

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Miss. lawmakers might assist flooded river casinos After Hurricane Katrina’s surge raked a path of destruction along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, lawmakers moved swiftly to enact hurricane-relief measures for the region’s gambling boats. The main proposal approved during that special session allowed the casinos to move off their barges and build a short distance from shore. Lawmakers also were considering at the time giving the Mississippi River casinos the same option, but the industry declined. Now, those casinos along the river are in the midst of another natural disaster caused by the flooding Mississippi. All but two of Mississippi’s 19 river casinos were closed due to the intruding water. The river has already crested at Tunica, Greenville, Vicksburg and elsewhere. In some places, the water is starting to recede. It’s unclear how much the forced closures might impact gaming revenue, but any decline in state

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revenue collections is unwelcome as Mississippi continues to pull itself out of an economic downturn. But House Gaming Committee Chairman Bobby Moak, D-Bogue Chitto, said he’d like lawmakers to wait to hear from the industry before broaching any proposals. “I think the Legislature would be wise to listen to industry needs because there are a lot of things that must be considered — location, marketing, geography. A lot of things we don’t think about,” Moak said. Besides, there’s already an

option available to the river casinos, said Eddie Williams, deputy director of the state Gaming Commission. Williams said a law passed during the 2005 regular session allowed river casinos to build on pilings so they wouldn’t have to be in the water. Williams said Harlow’s in Greenville and Riverwalk Casino in Vicksburg have taken advantage of the law. “The law allows them to go up above the floodwaters,” Williams said. “The reason nobody took advantage of it is that nobody saw a 500-year flood coming.” Rep. John Mayo, D-Clarksdale,

and his Senate counterpart, Sen. Robert Jackson, D-Marks, have more casinos in their district than anyone else in the Legislature. Mayo has been blogging about the flood, as well as going on nearly daily tours of areas affected. Mayo said adding the river casinos to the 2005 legislation wouldn’t have been an easy move to make, and there were numerous factors to consider. “At the time, I was asked to amend the bill by a couple of people in different counties and I did not. I felt like we would have a hard enough time getting the coast moved. I did call a couple of general managers and they were not in favor,” Mayo said. “A Mississippi law required them to put a sizable investment in nongaming property to open a casino. Some of these casinos sunk a lot of money in the development. For example, Gold Strike has the tallest building in Mississippi. To allow casinos to locate on the dry side of the levee wouldn’t

be fair to those casinos that made sizable investments on the river side.” The economic impact of the casinos’ closure in Tunica can be measured in days, said Webster Franklin, president of the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau. “For the last three weeks, we’ve had 9,600 employees who haven’t been coming to work. We’ve had 20,000 to 25,000 tourists a day who haven’t been coming here. Fourthousand-600 hotel rooms closed.” Franklin said Tunica County already had one of the highest unemployment rates in Mississippi before the flood because the market had been hard-hit by competition and the recession. “We were hoping this spring travel season was to be the rebound of the economy. We got hit hard at one of the times we needed to recover the most,” Franklin said. • Shelia Byrd is based in Jackson and covers state stories for The Associated Press


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Poll finds most don’t believe Medicare has to be cut WASHINGTON (AP) — They’re not buying it. Most Americans say they don’t believe Medicare has to be cut to balance the federal budget, and ditto for Social Security, a new poll shows. The Associated Press-GfK poll suggests that arguments for overhauling the massive benefit programs to pare government debt have failed to sway the public. The debate is unlikely to be resolved before next year’s elections for president and Congress. Americans worry about the future of the retirement safety net, the poll found, and 3 out of 5 say the two programs are vital to their basic financial security as they age. That helps explain why the Republican Medicare privatization plan flopped, and why President Barack Obama’s

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Nicholas Read, a retired teacher in New York Medicare cuts to finance his health care law contributed to Democrats losing control of the House in last year’s elections. Medicare seems to be turning into the new third rail of politics.

“I’m pretty confident Medicare will be there, because there would be a rebellion among voters,” said Nicholas Read, 67, a retired teacher who lives near Buffalo, N.Y. “Republicans only got a hint of that this

Obama: 1967 borders reflect longstanding U.S. policy President Barack Obama defended his endorsement of Israel’s 1967 boundaries as the basis for a future Palestine, telling America’s proIsrael lobby Sunday that his views reflected longstanding U.S. policy that needed to be stated clearly. He also said the Jewish state will face growing isolation without “a credible peace process.” Obama tried to alleviate concerns that his administration was veering in a pro-Palestinian direction, placing his Mideast policy speech Thursday in the context of Israel’s security.

U.S., Britain to start joint security council President Barack Obama will announce the formation of a new joint U.S.-British national security council when he visits London this week. The White House said the National Security Strategy Board would allow the two countries to work more closely together and share intelligence on long-term security challenges, particularly in the Middle East

nomic growth as well as tax revenues. “Medicare is an incredibly complex area,” said former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., who used to chair the Budget Committee. “It’s a matrix that is almost incomprehensible. Unlike Social Security, which has four or five moving parts, Medicare has hundreds of thousands. There is no single approach to Medicare, whereas with Social Security everyone knows where the problem is.” That’s not what the public sees, however. “It’s more a matter of bungling, and lack of oversight, and waste and fraud, and padding of the bureaucracy,” said Carolyn Rodgers, who lives near Memphis, Tenn., and is still working as a legal assistant at 74. “There is no reason why

even Medicare, if it had been handled right, couldn’t have been solvent.” In the poll, 54 percent said it’s possible to balance the budget without cutting spending for Medicare, and 59 percent said the same about Social Security. Taking both programs together, 48 percent said the government could balance the budget without cutting either one. Democrats and political independents were far more likely than Republicans to say that neither program will have to be cut. The recession cost millions their jobs and sent retirement savings accounts into a nosedive. It might also have underscored the value of government programs.

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GOP freshmen take care of districts Hard-charging Republicans who rallied voters last year with cries of “Stop the spending, ban the earmarks” are quietly offering a more familiar Washington refrain now they’re in Congress — not in our backyards. The massive, $553 billion bill providing a budget for the Pentagon boasts millions of dollars that President Barack Obama didn’t request for weapons programs, installations and other projects in districts from Illinois to Mississippi represented by House GOP freshmen.

year. They got burned. They touched the hot stove.” Combined, Social Security and Medicare account for about a third of government spending, a share that will only grow. Economic experts say the cost of retirement programs for an aging society is the most serious budget problem facing the nation. The trustees who oversee Social Security and Medicare recently warned the programs are “not sustainable” over the long run under current financing. Nearly every solution for Social Security is politically toxic, because the choices involve cutting benefits or raising taxes. Medicare is even harder to fix because the cost of modern medicine is going up faster than the overall cost of living, outpacing eco-

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Indiana Gov. Daniels not running in 2012 Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind., said Sunday he won’t run for president because of family concerns, narrowing the field but making a wide-open race

even hazier. “In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one,” said the former Bush White House budget chief, disclosing his decision in a middle-of-thenight e-mail to supporters.

Gingrich would vote for GOP budget plan Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Sunday he would have voted for the House Republican budget plan, which includes a Medicare proposal that he criticized last week and then backed off after fellow conservatives denounced his stand. The former House speaker also said he expects the Medicare plan to be modified.

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Continued from Page A1. three weeks, not dropping below the 43-foot flood stage until mid-June. Tadpoles and larvae swam freely as gnats were plentiful near the water’s edge north and south of Vicksburg. Tourists crowded the busy corner of Washington and Grove streets and peered down side alleys on North Washington Street to look for new backdrops. It’s a sight Rhapsody Georgakopoulos watched on television in Greece until the second leg of her vacation brought her to Shiers’ substitute boat launch.

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“I was born in Vicksburg,” she said. “And there was just a little bit about Mississippi on there. It’s different seeing it like this.” Fishing has halted as the water sits, said David Henderson Jr., passing time during a roadside family barbecue on Falk Steel Road about a hundred yards away from submerged houses past Cool Spring M.B. Church. “There’s not as much fishing because they say the water’s contaminated,” Henderson said. Tests are under way by government scientists on sam-

Continued from Page A1. mated that 25 to 30 percent of the city was damaged, and said his own home was among the buildings destroyed as the twister swept through this city of about 50,000 people some 160 miles south of Kansas City. “It cut the city in half,” Randles said. An unknown number of people were injured in the storm, and officials said patients were scattered to any nearby hospitals that could take them. Authorities planned to conduct a door-to-door search of the damaged area this morning, but were expected to move gingerly around downed power lines, jagged debris and a series of gas leaks that caused fires around the city overnight. “We will recover and come back stronger than we are today,” Rohr said defiantly of his city’s future. Early today, Gov. Jay Nixon said fires from gas leaks still burned across the city. “It’s a very, very precarious situation,” Nixon said. “It’s going to be a stark view as people see dawn rise in Joplin, Missouri.” Residents said the damage was breathtaking in scope. “You see pictures of World War II, the devastation and all that with the bombing. That’s really what it looked like,” said Kerry Sachetta, the principal of a flattened Joplin High School. “I couldn’t even make out the side of the building. It was total devastation in my view. I just couldn’t believe what I saw.” The Joplin twister was one of 68 reported tornadoes across seven Midwest states over the weekend, from Oklahoma to Wisconsin, according to the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction

ples of river water in southeast Missouri, near where farmland flooded after a levee was blown by the Corps of Engineers to save Cairo, Ill. Results won’t be known for several weeks. Water has closed both ends of U.S. 61 in Warren County and Mississippi 3 at Redwood for more than a week. Mississippi 465 closed May 3. Parts of 47 city and county roads are also off-limits due to high water. None is expected to reopen until water recedes completely from lanes of traffic, authorities have said.

Compensation available for victims Extended compensation is available for unemployed self-employed civilians, farmworkers, individuals who have worked for only a few weeks and others who have lost earned income or whose income has been interrupted as a result of the federal disaster, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security said Sunday. Affected workers in 14 counties have until June

Center. At least one person was killed in Minneapolis. But the devastation in Missouri was the worst of the day, eerily reminiscent of the tornadoes that killed more than 300 people across the South last month. Sunday’s storm in Joplin hit a hospital packed with patients and a commercial area including a Home Depot construction store, numerous smaller businesses and restaurants and a grocery store. Jasper County emergency management director Keith Stammer said an estimated 2,000 buildings were damaged. Among the worst-hit locations in Joplin was St. John’s Regional Medical Center. The staff had just a few moments’ notice to hustle patients into hallways before the storm struck the nine-story building, blowing out hundreds of windows and leaving the facility useless. In the parking lot, a helicopter lay crushed on its side, its rotors torn apart and windows smashed. Nearby, a pile of cars lay crumpled into a single mass of twisted metal. Matt Sheffer dodged downed power lines, trees and closed streets to make it to his dental office across from the hospital. Rubble littered a flattened lot where a pharmacy, gas station and some doctors’ offices once stood. “My office is totally gone. Probably for two to three blocks, it’s just leveled,” he said. “The building that my office was in was not flimsy. It was 30 years old and two layers of brick. It was very sturdy and well-built.” St. John’s patients were evacuated to other hospitals in the region, said Cora Scott, a spokeswoman for the medical center’s sister hospital in

on the water from staff reports

11 to apply for the disaster assistance. The counties are Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, DeSoto, Jefferson, Humphreys, Issaquena, Sharkey, Tunica, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo. To apply, dial the MDES hotline at 888-844-3577 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, or log onto www.mdes. ms.gov.

Springfield. A storm chaser who filmed the twister as it ripped through the city told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that it was moving faster than his car, which he was driving at 45-50 mph. “The thing that was most amazing about this tornado was the sheer size of the tornado and how fast it moved through the city ... the sheer size and the speed of this tornado was incredible,” Jeff Piotrowksi said. Early this morning, floodlights from a temporary triage facility lit what remained of the hospital that once held as many 367 patients. Police officers could be seen combing the surrounding area for bodies. Miranda Lewis, a spokeswoman for St. John’s, was at home when the tornado sirens began going off. By early today, she still had no details on any deaths or injuries suffered at the hospital in the tornado, although she had seen the damaged building. “It’s like what you see someplace else, honestly,” Lewis said. “That’s a terrible way to say it, but you don’t recognize what’s across the street. “I had seen it on television, but until you’re standing right here and see the devastation, you can’t believe it.” Michael Spencer, a national Red Cross spokesman who also assisted in the aftermath of a tornado that devastated nearby Pierce City in 2003, was also stunned. “I’ve been to about 75 disasters, and I’ve never seen anything quite like this before,” Spencer said. “You don’t typically see metal structures and metal frames torn apart, and that’s what you see here.”

Freedom Continued from Page A1. dinator for the museum, said the exhibit is important for both young people who might not know the history of the civil rights movement in general — and specifically the Freedom Riders and for people who lived through the event but, for whatever reason, have blocked out that part of the state’s history. “I think it is nice for our museum to be part of honoring the people who historians say jump-started the civil movement in Mississippi,” said Robin Dietrick, the curator of exhibitions for the museum. The exhibit is one of several currently on display in Jackson as part of the week of events commemorating the Freedom Riders.

Many of those events are not open to the public. Exhibits at the Mississippi Museum of Art and others are. Other exhibits include: • In the lobby of the William Winter Archives and History Building, The Freedom Riders journey for change, which consists of details and photos and film footage of the arrests in the late spring and summer of 1961 in Jackson. • At the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, the Smithsonian’s Freedom sisters and Women in the movement: The fabric that weaves them together. • At the Council of Confederated Organizations Civil

Rights Education Center, Celebrating the Jackson movement and Just stand, anyhow. The event at the Museum of Art is titled Breach of peace. It is based on the book of the same name by journalistphotographer Eric Etheridge, a Carthage native who now lives in New York. The breach of peace refers to a section of Mississippi code that the Freedom Riders were charged with breaking. The intent of Mississippi officials was for the about 20 Freedom Riders, many of whom had undergone personal assaults earlier in their trip, including a fire-bombing of one of the buses in Alabama, to be arrested on misdemeanor

charges when they reached Jackson. Officials hoped the arrest on misdemeanor charges would thwart their cause of ending the segregation of the buses, trains and airways in the South. Instead of making bail, the Riders chose to stay in jail to draw attention for their cause and soon others flocked from across the nation and from the state to join them. With more than 330 people arrested and refusing to make bail, law enforcement chose to transport them to the maximum security unit at Parchman Penitentiary where, by numerous accounts, they endured harsh conditions.

The event finally ended with the federal government promising to enforce a U.S. Supreme Court ruling to desegregate the nation’s transportation system. The replicas of mug shots at the Museum of Art were copied from the state’s Sovereignty Commission files. The commission was a state agency created in the 1950s to promote segregation and to spy on those who tried to integrate Mississippi. The Museum exhibit also is interactive. People can get a mug shot taken and respond to the question, “For what cause would you ride?” The exhibit runs through June 12.

ducted under the direction of Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. P.J. Curley, pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church, officiating. Memorials may

be made to the American Cancer Society, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213 or to PAWS Rescue, P.O. Box 13, Redwood, MS 39516.

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.

Brian Keith Fortner GRACE — Brian Keith Fortner died May 21, 2011, at the VA Hospital in Jackson at the age of 47. Visitation will be Monday night, May 23, 2011, from 5 until 7 at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home with the burial at Greenfield Cemetery in Glen Allen. Keith was born to Warren C. Fortner Jr. and Erline Delaney Fortner on July 25, 1963. Keith grew up in Saudi Arabia returning to the United States in 1974 and graduating with the 1981 class at Sharkey-Issaquena Academy. In 1983 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving proudly until 1988 on the USS Ainsworth, receiving the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Navy Expeditionary Medal and the Meritorious

Unit Commendation, among others. The last 20 years of his life he was employed in the gaming industry. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Fortner; stepchildren, Kimberly Sprouse, Melissa Necaise (Roy), Juanita Bennett (Phillip), Roger Sprouse II (Dawn); one brother, Jeffery Steven Fortner (Jessie) of Colorado; his mother, Erline Delaney Fortner of Grace. He was preceded in death by his father, Warren C. Fortner Jr.

Shirley S. Wehmeyer Shirley S. Wehmeyer died Thursday, May 19, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 82. Born in Vicksburg, she was the daughter of the late Robert Edgar Smith and Fannie Lee Kahn Smith Evans. Mrs. Wehmeyer was a 1946 graduate of St. Francis Xavier Academy. She was a retired secretary for the Waterways Experiment Station and a member of the Catholic faith. She is survived by a daughter, Deborah Carol McFadden; two sons, Noll E. Weh-

meyer Jr. and Arthur Lee Wehmeyer; two grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Family services were con-

BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT TONIGHT

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

LOCAL FORECAST Tuesday-Wednesday Partly cloudy Tuesday night, chance of showers, lows near 70; mostly sunny Wednesday, chance of showers, lows near 70

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Mostly cloudy, chance of showers, lows in the upper 60s Tuesday-Wednesday Partly cloudy Tuesday night, chance of showers, lows near 70; mostly sunny Wednesday, chance of showers, lows near 70

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 89º Low/past 24 hours............... 72º Average temperature......... 81º Normal this date................... 74º Record low..............50º in 1963 Record high............95º in 1885 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.00 inch This month..............1.54 inches Total/year.............. 19.68 inches Normal/month......3.69 inches Normal/year........ 25.71 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active..........................11:56 A.M. Most active................. 5:46 P.M. Active..............................N/A P.M. Most active.................. 6:07 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:58 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:59 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:01

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 56.3 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 18.8 | Change: -0.9 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 38.4 | Change: -0.14 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 30.6 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 4.2 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 13.4 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................89.9 River................................. 105.9

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill.

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Pakistani troops retake naval base from militants Gunbattles in Yemen KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani commandos regained control of a naval base today from a team of Taliban militants who attacked then occupied the high-security facility for 18 hours — an exceptionally audacious act of insurgent violence that dealt a humiliating blow to the military. The attackers — who might have numbered no more than six — destroyed at least two U.S.-supplied surveillance planes and killed 12 security officers. At least four of the attackers were killed. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault in the city of Karachi. The militants said it was revenge for the May 2 American raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden and the insurgents were under orders to fight until the death. “They do not want to come out alive, they have gone there to embrace martyrdom,” said spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan. Between four to six insurgents armed with grenades, rockets and automatic weapons stormed Naval Station Mehran under cover of darkness late Sunday, using ladders to get into the facility, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said. Once inside, they scattered

after power transfer stalls SANAA, Yemen — A heavy gun battle erupted between embattled Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s security forces and fighters from Yemen’s most powerful tribe, which defected to the opposition. The gunbattles rattled the northern Sanaa neighborhood of al-Hasba, sending families fleeing in panic. Dozens of police vehicles blocked traffic on main streets leading to al-Hasba.

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A Pakistani army commando mans a checkpoint while others check vehicles on a naval aviation base today in Karachi, Pakistan. around the compound, setting off explosions and hiding in the sprawling facility. During the day today, the militants were holed up in an office building in a gunbattle with commandos, navy spokesman Irfan ul Haq said. Navy helicopters flew over the base, and snipers were seen on a runway control tower. By the afternoon, Haq

said the militants had been defeated. “Thanks be to God, the base is cleared and the operation is over,” he said. Commandos leaving the complex flashed victory signs to reporters. At least 11 navy personnel and one paramilitary ranger were killed, while 14 security forces were wounded, said Haq. Malik said four militants

were killed, but that two possibly escaped. Malik said he saw some of the bodies of the attackers. He said they were dressed in black and looked “like the Star Wars characters.” Six Americans and 11 Chinese were on the base at the time of the attack, but escaped unharmed, he said.

Taliban: Mullah Omar alive and in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban denied a report in the Afghan press that the insurgent group’s leader had been killed in neighboring Pakistan, saying today that Mullah Mohammad Omar is alive and in Afghanistan. “This is absolutely wrong. It’s only propaganda and we completely deny these rumors,” Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told The Associated Press in a phone call. “He is inside Afghanistan and he is

busy directing military operations with his commanders.” There has been much speculation that the U.S. Mullah might ramp Omar up efforts to kill or capture the reclusive, one-eyed Taliban leader after the successful strike against Osama bin Laden. President

Barack Obama has said he would order another covert military raid if it was necessary to stop terrorist attacks. Attacks have increased in Afghanistan since bin Laden’s death and since the start of the Taliban’s yearly spring offensive. Today, four NATO service members were killed in an explosion in the east, NATO said in a statement. The military alliance did not provide details on the attack or the nationalities of the dead.

Most of those with knowledge of the Taliban organization said Omar is hiding in southern Pakistan, around Quetta or Karachi. Afghan news channel Tolo quoted an Afghan intelligence official as saying Omar had been shot dead in Pakistan while being moved from Quetta to North Waziristan with the help of former Pakistani intelligence chief Gen. Hamid Gul.

Stocks plunge on European debt worries NEW YORK — Stocks plunged today after warnings about the finances of several European countries stoked fears that the region’s debt crisis is worsening. The euro dipped briefly to its lowest level against the dollar in two months. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 160 points, or 1.3 percent, to 12,352 in morning trading. Stocks also fell broadly in Europe and Asia. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 18, or 1.3 percent, to 1,315. Nasdaq composite index fell 51, or 1.8 percent, to 2,751. Italy is the latest European country to be affected by the region’s widespread debt problems. Standard & Poor’s said Saturday that country was in danger of having its debt rating lowered if it could not reduce its public borrowing and improve economic growth. The ratings agency lowered its outlook for Italy’s debt to negative from stable.

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Sony to report $3.2 billion annual loss TOKYO — Sony Corp. is expecting an annual loss of $3.2 billion, reversing its earlier projection of a return to profit, as the electronics giant struggles with production disruptions from Japan’s tsunami and a hacker attack on its online gaming service. The Japanese maker of PlayStation 3 video game machines and Bravia flatpanel TVs said today that the projection of a 260 billion yen ($3.2 billion) net loss for the fiscal year ended March 2011 was largely due to writing off $4.4 billion related to a tax credit booked in a previous quarter. Sony announced the loss ahead of its official earnings announcement Thursday under Tokyo Stock Exchange guidelines. The company had

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EU: Greece must do more to end crisis VIENNA — A top EU official urged Greece today to sell more state holdings to reduce its debt crisis and show it is serious about regaining market trust. Austria’s chief banker, meanwhile, suggested that foreign banks in Greece might be asked to commit to

keep doing business there along the lines of a plan that shored up sagging East European economies in 2009. Beyond “an agreement with the (international) banking community to stay on board,” National Bank governor Ewald Nowotny said that the 2009 plan included “additional funding to give (the region) some kind of growth perspective” — a possible hint that the EU Commission and international financial institutions are considering more financial support for the country.

BRUSSELS — The European Union today expanded sanctions against Iran over worries about its nuclear program. The EU foreign ministers decided to impose asset freeze and travel bans on several additional Iranian officials and over 100 companies with links to the nuclear program. Precise figures were not immediately available.

Volcanic cloud affects British, Irish airspace COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The main cloud of ash from an Icelandic volcano swept north of Scandinavia today, disrupting flights over Greenland, while a second, smaller plume stretched south toward the coasts of Scotland and Ireland European officials warned that ash from the Grimsvotn volcano could affect the airspace over western Scotland and Ireland starting today but it was not immediately clear how many flights, if any, would be disrupted. The April 2010 eruption of another Icelandic volcano prompted aviation officials to close Europe’s airspace for five days out of fear that the

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ash could harm jet engines. Thousands of flights were grounded, airlines lost millions of dollars and millions of travelers were stranded.

Government-OK’d sit-in canceled in Syria BEIRUT — A Syrian official said the first government-approved demonstration in the capital has been canceled. The silent candlelight vigil in a Damascus public garden was meant to have honored some 900 people who have been killed in the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s rule since it began in mid-March.

EU imposes sanctions on Syrian leader Assad BRUSSELS — The European Union imposed sanctions today on Syrian President Bashar Assad because of his government’s continuing crackdown on anti-government protesters, condemning the violence in which more than 900 people have reportedly been killed. The 27-nation bloc instituted an assets freeze and a visa ban on Assad and nine other members of his regime. Earlier this month, the EU sanctioned 13 people with links to the Syrian regime, but Assad was not among them.


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MAIS baseball Friday, 2 and 5 p.m. at Smith-Wills Stadium MHSAA baseball June 4, 1 and 6 p.m. at Trustmark Park

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Alcorn State baseball player was selected MVP of the SWAC Tournament. In four games, he hit .462 with three homers and 11 RBIs to lead the Braves to their first league championship.

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NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — With most of the Sprint Cup stars busy with the All-Star Race at Charlotte, Sunday’s NASCAR Nationwide race at Iowa Speedway was the perfect opportunity for one of the regulars in that series to to win for the first time this season. The breakthrough was provided by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. — and it wasn’t a fluke either. Stenhouse, an Olive Branch native, held off the only Cup points contenders in the field, Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski, and became the first Nationwide regular to pick up a victory since Justin Allgaier won at Bristol in March of 2010. Edwards, who won the Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte on Saturday night, fell behind his Roush-Fenway teammate with 18 laps to go and finished second. Keselowski finished third.

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In a decade-plus of baseball excellence, Porters Chapel Academy has established plenty of traditions. Among them is an annual trip by at least one of its players to the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools all-star game. This year, a third of the starting lineup is going. Three players — pitcher-infielders Matthew Warren and Montana Montana McDaniel, McDaniel and catcher Jarad Tompkins — as well as coach Jerry Bourne will represent the school in the Class A all-star game Friday night Jarad at Smith-Wills Tompkins Stadium in Jackson. It’s the 13th straight season that at least one PCA player has participated in the game, and the Jerry sixth year in a Bourne row that more than one has gone. During the impressive all-star streak, 28 Eagles have been selected. MAIS rules allow a maximum of three seniors per school to participate. “It’s always been that way. We’ve always had two or three guys go and do real well,” McDaniel said. McDaniel’s all-star nod has seemed like a formality for four years. He broke into the lineup as a freshman and was the top starting pitcher on the 2009 Class A championship team. This season, the Hinds Community College signee capped a successful career by going 5-1 with 69 strikeouts and a 3.74 ERA. He also hit .370 and drove in 27 runs. Warren’s senior season started off strong, but ended in disappointment. An elbow injury kept him out of the lineup for much of the final month of the season. He See PCA, Page B2.

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Alcorn gets SWAC title, NCAA bid From staff reports

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Porters Chapel Academy’s Matthew Warren throws during practice this season. Warren is one of three PCA players selected to participate in Friday’s MAIS Class A all-star game.

WC’s Wallace, Gonzalez to play in MHSAA game From staff reports Warren Central will send a pair of players to Pearl to participate in the Crossroads Diamond Club baseball allstar game. Shortstop Beau Wallace and third baseman Carlos Gonzalez will represent the Vikings in the Class 4A-5A6A game June 4 at 6 p.m. at Trustmark Park. The two Hinds Community College signees led Warren Central to the second round

Beau Wallace

Carlos Gonzalez

of the Class 6A playoffs this season. Wallace led the team with a .513 batting average, four home runs and eight dou-

bles, and scored 39 runs. He also emerged as one of the team’s best pitchers, going 3-2 with 60 strikeouts in 46 innings. Gonzalez was the team’s top power hitter, with five home runs and a team-high 26 RBIs. He finished his senior season with a .398 batting average and, like Wallace, saw time on the pitcher’s mound. Gonzalez went 4-1 with 27 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings.

For Alcorn State, the third time was indeed the charm. Kilby Perdomo and Kenny Rowan both homered, and the Braves won their first Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament championship by beating Southern University 12-6 on Sunday afternoon. Alcorn won for the first time in three consecutive trips to the championship game and clinched a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Its regional destination will be announced on May 30. “I am so proud of the players and my coaching staff,” Alcorn coach Barrett Rey said. “This was our goal before the season started, to win the SWAC. The guys never gave up, gave it their best, and I could not be more proud than I am today.” Alcorn (26-27) went undefeated in the SWAC Tournament and scored 51 runs. Perdomo, who was named tournament MVP, homered in three of the Braves’ four victories. His solo shot in the bottom of the first inning Sunday gave Alcorn a 1-0 lead and set the tone. After Southern (29-21) tied it in the second inning, Alcorn scored four runs in the fourth and four more in the sixth to make it 9-2. Rowan hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning and finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Eduardo Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, and Antolin Morales was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Brent Blaum (2-5) allowed five runs, three earned, in 5 1/3 innings but still came away with the victory. Steve Easter held Southern to one run on two hits in the last 3 2/3 innings for his first save of the season. Rowan, Gonzalez and Easter all were selected to the all-tournament team. Cameron McGriff went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs for Southern.

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Bosh leads Miami past Chicago By The Associated Press MIAMI — Chris Bosh has fought the perception all year. He’s the third wheel, the forgotten star, the one who would never shine alongside LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. The Miami Heat never saw it that way. This was why. Bosh made 13 of his final 15 shots on the way to a 34-point night, James finished with 22 points and 10 assists, and the Heat remained unbeaten at home in the postseason by beating the Chicago Bulls 96-85 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday. A 9-0 run in the fourth quarter helped Miami pull away for good and grab a 2-1 lead in the series. “C-B had it going,” James

On TV Today 8 p.m. ESPN - Dallas at Oklahoma City, Game 4 Tuesday 7:30 p.m. TNT - Chicago at Miami, Game 4 said. “And when we have someone going on our team, we continue to give the ball to him and continue to feed off their energy offensively. And he brought it home for us tonight.” Game 4 is Tuesday in Miami. Wade added 17 points and nine rebounds for Miami, which is 7-0 at home in the playoffs and handed the team that finished with the NBA’s best record its first losing streak since Feb. 5-7. Udonis Haslem sealed it with a

jumper with 1:29 left, putting Miami up 93-84. Wade was the one who got the phone call that started putting the move toward a Miami “Big 3” into overdrive, when Bosh dialed him up last summer and said, “I’m feeling Miami.” With that, Wade decided to stay with the Heat, and James made his decision to join them a day or so later. They came together to win titles and are two wins away from heading to the NBA finals. “Obviously, I’m very happy for him,” Wade said. “A lot of people don’t understand how difficult it’s been to make the adjustment, to play with two other players who dominate the ball so much. Some games he gets it, some See Heat, Page B2.

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Miami Heat center Chris Bosh celebrates during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday. Bosh scored 34 points as the Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 96-85 and took a 2-1 lead in the series.


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Heat Continued from Page B1. games he doesn’t, so to find a flow, to find a rhythm, sometimes it’s tough.” Not on Sunday, it wasn’t. Bosh missed his first three shots, and never worried. He was in a rhythm. He was catching the ball where he wanted. And then midway through the first quarter, he finally saw the ball go through the hoop for the first time. “That was good enough for me,” Bosh said. And more than good enough for the Heat. Carlos Boozer finished with 26 points and 17 rebounds for Chicago, which had won the first four meetings of the season with Miami. Derrick Rose had 20 points, but strug-

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Boston at Cleveland NBA PLAYOFFS 8 p.m. ESPN - Dallas at Oklahoma City, Game 4 NHL PLAYOFFS 7 p.m. Versus - Tampa Bay at Boston, Game 5

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from staff & AP reports

Baseball M-Braves, Generals postponed by rain Sunday’s game between the Mississippi Braves and Jackson Generals was postponed because of heavy rain in Tennessee. The teams will play the last two games of the series as a doubleheader today beginning at 12:05 p.m. The M-Braves will then head east to Knoxville to start a five-game series against the Tennessee Smokies on Tuesday night.

Hunter, Angels bash Braves ANAHEIM, Calif. — Torii Hunter ended a home run drought of 28 games with a go-ahead shot off Derek Lowe, rookie Tyler Chatwood pitched seven strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Sunday in the rubber game of their interleague series. Chatwood (3-2) allowed a run and five hits, struck out six and walked two. It was the third time in the right-hander’s last four starts that he allowed only one run, including a pair of no-decisions at Angel Stadium against the Indians and White Sox.

Golf Toms picks up first win since 2006 FORT WORTH, Texas — David Toms threw both arms in the air and a smile took over his face when he finally regained the lead at Colonial. This time, he didn’t let it get away. A day after blowing a sevenstroke advantage to go into the final round trailing Charlie Wi by one, Toms made an eagle with a wedge shot from 83 yards at the par-5 11th hole Sunday to take the lead for good and went on to his first PGA Tour victory since January 2006. The 44-year-old Toms closed with a 3-under 67 at Hogan’s Alley to get to 15 under. His long-elusive 13th career victory came a week after a playoff loss to K.J. Choi at The Players Championship, his sixth runner-up finish since last winning. Wi shot a 69, ending up a stroke back for his fourth career runner-up finish without a win.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 23 1876 — Joe Borden of Boston pitches the first no-hitter in National League history. 1901 — The Cleveland Indians score nine runs with two outs in the ninth inning to beat the Washington Senators 14-13. 1976 — Boston center Dave Cowens dominates the opener of the NBA Finals against Phoenix with a 25-point, 21-rebound performance as the Celtics defeat the Suns, 98-87. 2002 — Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Shawn Green becomes the 14th man in major league history to homer four times in a game and sets a big league record with 19 total bases. He is 6-for-6, scoring six times with seven RBIs in a 16-3 win at Milwaukee.

gled from the field again, making only 8 of his 19 shots. The Bulls held James and Wade to a combined 12-of-30 shooting. For Bosh, they had no answer. “It’s definitely frustrating,” Rose said. “Our will wasn’t there tonight. They still found a way to win.” Against the NBA’s top field-goal percentage defense this season, Miami shot 51 percent and scored 53 points after halftime. Plus, the Heat were 25-of-29 from the foul line, while Chicago was 16-for-21. “Rebounding was good,” Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau said. “Challenging their shots wasn’t.” In one critical stretch of the fourth quarter, Miami turned a four-point game into one where it had full control. The 9-0 spurt, capped by a three-point play from James with 5:07 left, was all it took to give the Heat an 87-74 edge, and the margin never was less than seven again.

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Miami’s Dwyane Wade, bottom, battles for a loose ball with Chicago’s Ronnie Brewer during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday.

returned in a limited role in time for the playoffs and helped the Eagles reach the second round. Warren, a three-year starter, finished with a .377 average and 29 RBIs. As the team’s No. 2 pitcher behind McDaniel, he went 4-1 with 45 strikeouts and a 2.20 ERA in 34 2/3 innings. “It’s a great honor to be named to the all-star game,” Warren said, adding that having a large PCA contingent joining him should make it even better. “I know there’s a lot of people that want to be on the allstar team, and it’s a big honor to get three. Playing with your old teammates and coach, that’s special.” While McDaniel and Warren have been staples in PCA’s lineup,

MAIS All-Star Game Friday, at Smith-Wills Stadium 2 p.m. - Class AA-AAA 5 p.m. - Class A Admission: $8 Tompkins is a newcomer. He transferred from Florence this year and immediately made an impression by leading PCA with a .453 average and four home runs. Like his teammates, Tompkins called it a nice way to cap his high school career. “I’m really excited about it,” Tompkins said. “It’s a real big honor.”

scoreboard college baseball SEC Tournament

At Hoover, Ala. Wednesday Game 1 - Alabama vs. Arkansas, 9:30 a.m. Game 2 - Mississippi St. vs. Florida, 1 p.m. Game 3 - Auburn vs. South Carolina, 4:30 p.m. Game 4 - Georgia vs. Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. Thursday Game 5 - Alabama-Arkansas loser vs. Mississippi St-Florida loser, 9:30 a.m. Game 6 - Auburn-South Carolina loser vs. Georgia-Vanderbilt loser, 1 p.m. Game 7 - Alabama-Arkansas winner vs. Mississippi St-Florida winner, 4:30 a.m. Game 8 - Auburn-South Carolina winner vs. Georgia-Vanderbilt winner, 8 p.m. Friday Game 9 - Game 5 winner vs. Game 7 loser, 3 p.m. Game 10 - Game 6 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 7 p.m. Saturday Game 11 - Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 9:30 a.m. Game 12 - Game 7 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 1 p.m. x-Game 13 - Game 11 winner vs. Game 11 loser, 5 p.m. x-Game 14 - Game 12 winner vs. Game 12 loser, 8:30 p.m. Sunday Championship game, 1 p.m. x-If necessary

——— Conference USA Tournament

At Pearl Wednesday Memphis vs. Central Florida, 9 a.m. UAB vs. Rice, 12:30 p.m. Houston vs. East Carolina, 4 p.m. Tulane vs. Southern Miss, 7:30 p.m. Thursday Central Florida vs. UAB, 9 a.m. Memphis vs. Rice, 12:30 p.m. Tulane vs. East Carolina, 4 p.m. Houston vs. Southern Miss, 7:30 p.m. Friday Memphis vs. UAB, 9 a.m. Central Florida vs. Rice, 12:30 p.m. Houston vs. Tulane, 4 p.m. East Carolina vs. Southern Miss, 7:30 p.m. Saturday Championship game, 7:30 p.m.

mlb American League East Division

W New York.......................25 Tampa Bay....................26 Boston...........................25 Toronto..........................23 Baltimore.......................21

L 20 21 21 23 24

Central Division

W Cleveland.......................29 Detroit............................23 Kansas City...................22 Chicago.........................22 Minnesota......................15

L 15 23 24 26 30

Pct .556 .553 .543 .500 .467

GB — — 1/2 2 1/2 4

Pct GB .659 — .500 7 .478 8 .458 9 .333 14 1/2

West Division

W Philadelphia...................28 Florida............................26 Atlanta...........................26 New York.......................22 Washington....................21

L 18 19 23 24 25

Central Division

W St. Louis........................28 Cincinnati.......................25 Milwaukee......................24 Pittsburgh......................22 Chicago.........................20 Houston.........................17

L 20 22 23 24 25 30

West Division

Pct .609 .578 .531 .478 .457

GB — 1 1/2 3 1/2 6 7

Pct GB .583 — .532 2 1/2 .511 3 1/2 .478 5 .444 6 1/2 .362 10 1/2

W L Pct San Francisco...............27 19 .587 Colorado........................23 22 .511 Arizona..........................23 23 .500 Los Angeles..................21 27 .438 San Diego.....................19 28 .404 Sunday’s Games Cleveland 12, Cincinnati 4 N.Y. Yankees 9, N.Y. Mets 3 Houston 3, Toronto 2 Tampa Bay 4, Florida 0 Detroit 2, Pittsburgh 0 Texas 2, Philadelphia 0 Baltimore 2, Washington 1 Milwaukee 3, Colorado 1 Chicago White Sox 8, L.A. Dodgers 3 St. Louis 9, Kansas City 8, 10 innings L.A. Angels 4, Atlanta 1

ANGELS 4, BRAVES 1

Atlanta Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi McLoth cf 0 0 0 0 MIzturs 2b 4 0 2 0 DHndz ph-3b 4 0 0 0 Aybar ss 4 1 1 0 Prado 3b-lf 4 0 1 0 Abreu dh 3 1 1 1 McCnn dh 4 0 0 0 TrHntr rf 4 2 2 2 Hinske lf-rf 3 0 1 0 Callasp 3b 3 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 4 0 0 0 Trumo 1b 3 0 1 0 Fremn 1b 4 1 2 0 Amarst lf 4 0 0 1 Mather rf-cf 3 0 1 1 Mathis c 2 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 3 0 0 0 Bourjos cf 3 0 0 0 D.Ross c 3 0 1 0 Totals 32 1 6 1 Totals 30 4 7 4 Atlanta......................................010 000 000 — 1 Los Angeles.............................000 201 10x — 4 E—Di.Hernandez (1). DP—Atlanta 1. LOB—Atlanta 6, Los Angeles 8. 2B—Freeman (8), M.Izturis (13), Abreu (10), Tor.Hunter (5), Trumbo (9). HR— Tor.Hunter (5). IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta D.Lowe L,3-4 6 5 3 3 5 5 Sherrill 1-3 2 1 1 0 1 Proctor 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 Linebrink 1 0 0 0 0 0 Los Angeles Chatwood W,3-2 7 5 1 1 2 6 S.Downs H,5 1 0 0 0 0 1 Walden S,8-11 1 1 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Proctor (Callaspo). WP—Walden. Umpires—Home, Bob Davidson; First, D.J. Reyburn; Second, Brian Knight; Third, Jerry Layne.

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W L Pct GB Texas.............................24 23 .511 — Los Angeles..................24 24 .500 1/2 Seattle...........................22 24 .478 1 1/2 Oakland.........................22 25 .468 2 Today’s Games Boston (C.Buchholz 4-3) at Cleveland (Masterson 5-2), 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 5-2) at Detroit (Coke 1-5), 6:05 p.m. Toronto (Villanueva 1-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Colon 2-2), 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Danks 0-6) at Texas (Ogando 4-0), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 3-2) at Minnesota (Pavano 2-4), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (Outman 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-4), 9:05 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Boston at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Kansas City at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 6:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Texas, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

——— National League East Division

San Francisco 5, Oakland 4, 11 innings Seattle 6, San Diego 1 Arizona 3, Minnesota 2 Boston 5, Chicago Cubs 1 Today’s Games Cincinnati (Arroyo 3-4) at Philadelphia (Hamels 5-2), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 5-3) at Houston (Norris 2-3), 7:05 p.m. Washington (Gorzelanny 2-3) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 5-2), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lohse 5-2) at San Diego (Moseley 1-6), 9:05 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Arizona at Colorado, 2:10 p.m., 1st game Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Houston, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 7:40 p.m., 2nd game St. Louis at San Diego, 9:05 p.m. Florida at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

GB — 3 1/2 4 7 8 1/2

Southern League North Division

W Tennessee (Cubs).........28 Jackson (Mariners)........25 Chattanooga (Dodgers).21 Huntsville (Brewers)......21 Carolina (Reds).............13

L 16 16 22 22 30

Pct. GB .636 — .610 1 1/2 .488 6 1/2 .488 6 1/2 .302 14 1/2

South Division

W L Pct. GB Mobile (Diamondbacks).23 19 .548 — Birm. (White Sox)..........23 20 .535 1/2 Jacksonville (Marlins)....22 22 .500 2 Montgomery (Rays).......22 22 .500 2 Mississippi (Braves)...17 26 .395 6 1/2 ——— Sunday’s Games Tennessee 4, Mobile 2 Carolina 4, Chattanooga 1 Mississippi at Jackson, ppd., rain Birmingham 7, Jacksonville 5 Huntsville 8, Montgomery 3 Today’s Games Birmingham at Jacksonville, 10:05 a.m. Mississippi at Jackson, 12:05 p.m., 1st game Mississippi at Jackson, 2:35 p.m., 2nd game Mobile at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. Chattanooga at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Montgomery at Huntsville, 6:43 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Chattanooga at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Mississippi at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m.

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CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Boston 2, Tampa Bay 2 May 14: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2 May 17: Boston 6, Tampa Bay 5 May 19: Boston 2, Tampa Bay 0 May 21: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3 Today: Tampa Bay at Boston, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Boston at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. x-Friday: Tampa Bay at Boston, 7 p.m.

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CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Chicago 2, Miami 1 May 15: Chicago 103, Miami 82 May 18: Miami 85, Chicago 75 Sunday: Miami 96, Chicago 85 Tuesday: Chicago at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Thursday: Miami at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. x-May 28: Chicago at Miami, 7:30 p.m. x-May 30: Miami at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Dallas 2, Oklahoma City 1 May 17: Dallas 121, Oklahoma City 112 May 19: Oklahoma City 106, Dallas 100 May 21: Dallas 93, Oklahoma City 87 Monday: Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8 p.m. x-May 27: Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. x-May 29: Oklahoma City at Dallas, 8 p.m.

HEAT 96, BULLS 85

CHICAGO (85) Deng 6-13 0-0 14, Boozer 8-19 10-12 26, Noah 0-4 1-2 1, Rose 8-19 3-3 20, Bogans 1-3 1-2 4, Asik 0-3 0-0 0, Gibson 5-6 1-2 11, Brewer 2-6 0-0 4, Watson 1-2 0-0 2, Korver 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 32-77 16-21 85. MIAMI (96) James 6-13 9-9 22, Bosh 13-18 8-10 34, Anthony 1-2 1-2 3, Bibby 2-5 0-0 6, Wade 6-17 5-6 17, Haslem 4-7 0-0 8, Miller 0-2 0-0 0, Chalmers 2-3 2-2 6. Totals 34-67 25-29 96. Chicago 15 25 25 20 — 85 Miami 18 25 25 28 — 96 3-Point Goals—Chicago 5-12 (Deng 2-5, Korver 1-1, Bogans 1-3, Rose 1-3), Miami 3-9 (Bibby 2-4, James 1-2, Chalmers 0-1, Miller 0-1, Wade 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Chicago 49 (Boozer 17), Miami 38 (Wade 9). Assists—Chicago 15 (Noah 6), Miami 20 (James 10).

nascar Nationwide Series Iowa John Deere Dealers 250 Results

Sunday At Iowa Speedway Lap length: .875 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (8) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 250 laps, 128.4 rating, 47 points. 2. (4) Carl Edwards, Ford, 250, 121.5, 0. 3. (10) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 250, 124.8, 0. 4. (5) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 250, 128.6, 42. 5. (6) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 250, 105.1, 39. 6. (14) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 250, 85.1, 383. 7. (2) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 250, 114.4, 0. 8. (9) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 250, 88.2, 37. 9. (13) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 250, 92.2, 0. 10. (3) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 250, 97.8, 0. 11. (17) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 250, 88.1, 33. 12. (1) Drew Herring, Toyota, 250, 108, 33. 13. (19) Michael Annett, Toyota, 250, 90.7, 31. 14. (22) Jeremy Clements, Chevy, 250, 74.1, 30. 15. (24) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, 250, 78.4, 29. 16. (18) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 250, 76.9, 28. 17. (11) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 250, 91.8, 27. 18. (20) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 249, 75.1, 26. 19. (21) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 249, 67.2, 25. 20. (31) Morgan Shepherd, Chevy, 247, 64.3, 24. 21. (26) Blake Koch, Dodge, 247, 54.7, 23. 22. (28) Robert Richardson Jr., 246, 55.9, 22. 23. (29) Eric McClure, Chevrolet, 246, 52.4, 21. 24. (32) Daryl Harr, Chevrolet, 246, 49.4, 20. 25. (27) Dennis Setzer, Chevrolet, 243, 45.6, 19. 26. (40) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Ford, 238, 40.6, 18. 27. (16) Brian Scott, Toyota, 233, 73.2, 17. 28. (34) Angela Cope, Chevrolet, 230, 42.3, 16. 29. (12) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 224, 57.1, 15. 30. (23) Timmy Hill, Ford, engine, 222, 51.1, 14. 31. (25) Luis Martinez Jr., accident, 204, 53.6, 13. 32. (43) Amber Cope, too slow, 203, 38.4, 0. 33. (7) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 187, 83.6, 11. 34. (15) Ryan Truex, accident, 109, 69.3, 10. 35. (33) Carl Long, Ford, handling, 65, 45, 9. 36. (39) Johnny Chapman, brakes, 15, 41.7, 8. 37. (37) Mike Harmon, Chevy, ignition, 11, 37.9, 7. 38. (38) Brad Teague, Chevrolet, engine, 8, 37, 6. 39. (42) Tim Andrews, transmission, 7, 37.6, 0. 40. (35) Chase Miller, overheating, 6, 36.7, 4. 41. (30) Charles Lewandoski, brakes, 5, 32.9, 3. 42. (41) Tim Schendel, Chevy, electrical, 5, 32, 2. 43. (36) Brett Rowe, Chevrolet, brakes, 2, 32.3, 1. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 106.132 mph. Margin of Victory: 0.435 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 28 laps. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): R.Sorenson, 1 time for 77 laps; R.Stenhouse Jr., 5 times for 41 laps; D.Herring, 2 times for 39 laps; C.Edwards, 6 times for 33 laps; B.Keselowski, 2 times for 30 laps; M.McDowell, 1 time for 19 laps; J.Allgaier, 1 time for 11 laps.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Vancouver 3, San Jose 1 May 15: Vancouver 3, San Jose 2 May 18: Vancouver 7, San Jose 3 May 20: San Jose 4, Vancouver 3 Sunday: Vancouver 4, San Jose 2 Tuesday: San Jose at Vancouver, 8 p.m. x-Thursday: Vancouver at San Jose, 8 p.m. x-Saturday: San Jose at Vancouver, 7 p.m.

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Nationwide Series standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Elliott Sadler.................................................... 418 Reed Sorenson.............................................. 411 Ricky Stenhouse Jr....................................... 410 Justin Allgaier................................................ 398 Jason Leffler.................................................. 375 Aric Almirola................................................... 366 Kenny Wallace............................................... 355 Steve Wallace................................................ 315

Sunday At Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, Texas Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,204; Par 70 Final Round David Toms (500)...........62-62-74-67—265 Charlie Wi (300)..............64-67-66-69—266 Bo Van Pelt (190)...........68-69-68-65—270 Zach Johnson (135)........68-69-69-65—271 Robert Karlsson (105).....69-68-68-67—272 Chez Reavie (105)..........62-71-71-68—272 Kevin Stadler (90)...........69-68-69-67—273 Bill Haas (83)..................67-67-71-69—274 John Senden (83)...........65-66-70-73—274 Kris Blanks (64)..............69-68-70-68—275 Kevin Streelman (64)......72-67-68-68—275 Rod Pampling (64)..........65-69-71-70—275 Hunter Mahan (64)..........67-69-69-70—275 Martin Laird (64).............69-70-66-70—275 Paul Goydos (64)............70-65-67-73—275 Blake Adams (48)...........72-66-70-68—276 Chris Kirk (48).................67-72-69-68—276 Sean O’Hair (48).............71-68-69-68—276 Stewart Cink (48)............64-71-72-69—276 Brandt Snedeker (48).....69-67-70-70—276 Josh Teater (48).............68-70-68-70—276 Sergio Garcia (48)..........66-73-67-70—276 Rickie Fowler (48)...........63-69-73-71—276 Steve Marino (48)...........66-70-69-71—276 Matt Kuchar (48).............71-67-67-71—276 Arjun Atwal (48)..............69-67-68-72—276 Steven Bowditch (48)......67-64-72-73—276 Rory Sabbatini (48).........68-64-71-73—276 D.J. Trahan (48)..............67-71-65-73—276 Stuart Appleby (48).........71-64-67-74—276 Greg Chalmers (36)........71-66-73-67—277 Jason Day (36)...............71-68-70-68—277 Jim Furyk (36).................67-69-72-69—277 Fredrik Jacobson (36).....70-68-69-70—277 William McGirt (36).........69-67-69-72—277 Alex Cejka (36)...............69-69-66-73—277 Ryan Palmer (36)............69-69-66-73—277 Brian Gay (36)................64-71-68-74—277 Mark Wilson (36).............65-66-71-75—277 Tim Petrovic (30)............67-69-74-68—278 Lucas Glover (30)...........71-64-72-71—278 John Mallinger (30).........67-71-67-73—278 Kevin Na (30)..................69-65-70-74—278 Bill Lunde (24).................70-69-72-68—279 Michael Bradley (24).......69-69-72-69—279 Henrik Stenson (24)........66-71-72-70—279 Steve Flesch (24)............69-70-70-70—279 David Hearn (24)............68-70-70-71—279 Nathan Green (24)..........64-73-70-72—279 Dean Wilson (24)............69-70-67-73—279 Marc Leishman (24)........66-68-69-76—279 Tim Herron (18)..............69-66-74-71—280 Kyle Stanley (18)............70-69-70-71—280 Spencer Levin (18).........66-71-70-73—280 Boo Weekley (16)...........66-70-74-71—281 Brandt Jobe (13).............70-68-75-69—282 Matt Bettencourt (13)......70-69-73-70—282 Anthony Kim (13)............67-70-73-72—282 Jimmy Walker (13)..........72-67-71-72—282 Chris DiMarco (13)..........69-67-73-73—282 Brendon de Jonge (13)...64-72-72-74—282 Joe Ogilvie (8).................70-69-75-69—283 Pat Perez (8)...................71-68-73-71—283 Kent Jones (8)................66-68-71-78—283 Cameron Tringale (5)......72-67-76-69—284 Jeff Overton (5)...............67-68-75-74—284 Adam Scott (5)................66-70-74-74—284

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-2-3 La. Pick 4: 1-6-8-0 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-0-0 La. Pick 4: 6-1-7-2 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-3-9 La. Pick 4: 2-8-6-4 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-2-4 La. Pick 4: 3-0-1-8 Easy 5: 3-12-20-26-27 La. Lotto: 1-8-14-18-22-31 Powerball: 7-12-13-42-49 Powerball: 16; Power play:4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-4-6 La. Pick 4: 9-3-1-2 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-2-2 La. Pick 4: 4-3-3-4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-1-3 La. Pick 4: 2-6-0-7 Easy 5: 1-11-20-29-36 La. Lotto: 7-8-9-11-20-32 Powerball: 2-8-40-49-50 Powerball: 36; Power play: 3

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Monday, May 23, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

TONIGHT ON TV ■ MOVIE “Interview with a Vampire” — The immortal Louis, Brad Pitt, tells of his life as a vampire recruited by Lestat, Tom Cruise, in 1791 Louisiana./6:30 on Syfy ■ SPORTS NBA playoffs — The Dallas Mavericks, already up 2-1 in the Western Conference finals, try to push Oklahoma City to the brink of elimination in tonight’s pivotal Game 4./8 on ESPN Brad Pitt ■ PRIMETIME “House” — The team questions the necessity of the treatments it is giving a performance artist; House’s unexpected action may forever change his relationships with Wilson and Cuddy./7 on Fox

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

MILESTONES ■ BIRTHDAYS Joan Collins, actress, 78; Charles Kimbrough, actor, 75; Lauren Chapin, actress, 66; Drew Carey, actor-comedian, 53; Shelly West, country singer, 53; Karen Duffy, actress-model, 50; Lorenzo, singer, 39; Maxwell, singer, 38; Jewel, singer, 37; Lane Garrison, actor, 31; Adam Wylie, actor, 27. ■ DEATHS Bill Hunter — The archetypal working class Australian of a multitude of movies including the quirky trio “Muriel’s Wedding,” “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” and “Strictly Ballroom” has died of cancer in his Australian hometown. He was aged 71. Bill Rechin — The cartoonist known for the syndicated “Crock” strip that parodies life in a Foreign Legion desert outpost has died at 80. Rechin’s son-in-law, Bob Morgan, said the cartoonist died at home Saturday in Spotsylvania County, Va., of complications from esophageal cancer.

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Grohl likes Gulf Coast lifestyle Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl is a big fan of the Alabama coast. The rocker told thousands of fans packed into a beachfront concert in Gulf Shores Saturday night that they have “a good thing going on down here.” Grohl said he got to swim in the ocean, eat a lobster lunch, take a nap and down four beers and a whiskey before his performance at the Hangout Musical Festival. The annual music festival on the Gulf Coast sold out this year with 35,000 tickets. It featured acts like R&B performer Cee Lo Green, rockers Widespread Panic and legend Paul Simon.

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters sings during the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Songwriter dies before sex charges trial The Academy Award-winning songwriter of “You Light Up My Life” was found dead of an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on charges of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women and just months after his son was accused of murdering a swimsuit designer. Joseph Brooks, 73, was discovered Sunday afternoon on his living room couch with a plastic dry-cleaning bag around his head and a towel Joseph around his neck, police spokesman Paul Browne Brooks said. A hose attached to a helium tank was hooked up to the bag, and the door to Brooks’ Upper East Side apartment was ajar, he said.

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Toy tiger causes police alert Police scrambled helicopters and ordered tranquilizers to hunt what they feared was an escaped wild animal in southern England — but found that the tiger was a toy. Hampshire Police say they responded after several residents called in to say they’d seen a white tiger in a field near a golf course in Hedge End, near the English coastal city of Southampton. A tongue-in-cheek recorded message posted to the force’s media line said that after “a brief stalk through the Hedge End savannah ... it became obvious that the tiger was a stuffed, lifesized toy.”

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McEntire, Shepard, Braddock enter Country Hall of Fame NASHVILLE (AP) — It was only fitting on a night when women received their due at the Country Music Hall of Fame that Reba McEntire would take a moment to give special thanks to fellow inductee Jean Shepard. “Thank you for coming before me and paving the way for girl singers,” a teary McEntire said to Shepard after being inducted by Dolly Parton. “I couldn’t have done it without you and I’m honored beyond words to be inducted with you.” Those two pioneering women and Bobby Braddock, an iconic songwriter whose inclusion begins to right a wrong, were welcomed in a star-studded and humor-filled ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Parton surprised McEntire with her appearance and celebrated the redheaded spitfire who has had more than 50 top 10 hits and more No. 1 albums than any other female country artist. “Reba and I kind of feel like sisters,” Parton said. “We both through the years have had enough hair to stuff a mattress.” The 56-year-old McEntire has been a consistent force in Nashville for three decades and remains one of country music’s most recognized and beloved stars. She’s been name-checked as an influence in both music and business by virtually every young female country singer of note. She started charting songs in 1976 and rode a string of No. 1 hits to a Country Music Association entertainer of the year award in 1986 and remains a presence at the top of the charts and on every nominations list. She also succeeded on television, where her selftitled sitcom still runs daily in syndication, on Broadway and is the face of several product lines. She was celebrated by fellow Oklahomans Garth Brooks, who sang her Grammy-win-

‘Tree of Life’ wins top honor at Cannes fest CANNES, France (AP) — American director Terrence Malick’s expansive drama “The Tree of Life” won the top honor at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday, while Kirsten Dunst took the best-actress prize for the apocalyptic saga “Melancholia.” The Palme d’Or prize was accepted Sunday by two “Tree of Life” producers, Dede Gardner and Bill Pohlad, for the notoriously press-shy Malick, who has skipped all public events at the glamorous Cannes festival. “I know he would be thrilled with this,” Pohlad said. Gardner said when it came to the prospect of Cannes prizes, Malick had been “very sweet. He said, ‘If we were that lucky, I’d like to thank my wife, Becky, and my parents.”’ “The Tree of Life,” which opens Friday in the United States, stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain in a far-flung story of family life that plays out against a cosmic backdrop, including glorious visuals of the creation of the universe and the era of dinosaurs. Dunst won for her role in the end-of-the-world tale “Melancholia.”

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ning “Whoever’s in New England,” and Vince Gill, who sang “Somebody Should Leave.” And Martina Jean McBride and Shepard Kelly Clarkson performed “Does He Love You?” together in one of the evening’s more powerful performances. McEntire, whose induction has been colored by her father Clark’s recent illness, choked up briefly talking about the championship rodeo rider. She said she once asked him what was more fun, the winning or the journey to get there. He told her it was the journey, of course. “I agree with dad 100 percent,” she said. Without Shepard, the path of McEntire and today’s legion of hit-making women would have had been much tougher. Shepard broke into country music’s male-dominated world in the 1950s by kicking down the door with an outsized personality and voice to match. “It’s like getting to go to your own funeral without having to die,” Bobby Braddock said. “How awesome is that?” Braddock gave up his early infatuation with rock ’n’ roll and moved to Nashville in 1964, with almost everyone he knew telling him it was a bad choice. He hit the charts for the first time the next year and wrote or co-wrote five decades of hits, including some of the most important songs in country music history.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

Daughter needs help to cope with Mom’s drinking Dear Abby: I’m desperate for guidance. I have no mentors to consult nor anyone with more life experience because I have no family left I can talk to anymore. Five years ago, when I was 22, my father committed suicide. My mother and I were witnesses. His family blamed me for not trying to wrestle a loaded gun from him. (I know I did the right thing.) Dad’s family cut Mother and me off completely. Mom always had a problem with drinking, but it became worse after Dad killed himself. The last five years have been spent putting my life on hold to pick up the pieces. Mom loses jobs for being drunk, is all but blacklisted in the city she lives

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in and is often short of rent money. If I give her money to pay her rent, she blows it on alcohol. She’ll sleep with strangers for money when she’s facing eviction. It kills me knowing the mother who loved me is going to eventually end up on the street, but I can’t be her mother anymore. I didn’t have a childhood because I was always dealing with her alcoholism, and Dad’s, too. I

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Because there is likely to be a large array of opportunities presented to you in the next year, you may not be able to take advantage of all of them. This will necessitate you making choices and being very wise about doing so. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — View things realistically instead of trying to prove to everyone that conditions are better than they appear. Being objective will save you a lot of trouble. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If your curiosity gets totally out of hand , you will be construed as nosy, not concerned. There are certain things people want to keep to themselves, so don’t push it. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Limit your shopping to essential items that you can’t do without. If this is not a good time to be lavish and /or go into debt, place a lid on your spending. You’ll suffer later if you don’t. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Forgo wasting your time jousting with windmills or chasing waterfalls. It behooves you to make a list of meaningful goals and focus on achieving them. Don’t let fun and games throw you off-course. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Be careful with whom you match tall tales. You could end up looking and feeling rather foolish if you attempt to go up against someone who is experienced at telling whoppers and spinning yarns. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It’s a mistake to depend on backup people when it comes to business matters, especially if what they do or don’t do influences whether or not you finish in the black. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you’re not careful, you could inadvertently let someone who does not have your best interests at heart step in and call the shots. They aren’t likely to be in your favor. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It’s never a good idea to criticize someone who isn’t present to defend him or herself. You can take bets that what you say will be repeated in a far more disparaging way than you intended. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Unless you are extremely careful about handling your resources, it could have a far more deleterious effect on your affairs than you ever considered possible. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — No one will be inspired to follow your lead unless you first set a very good example. Attempting to demand people do as you say will only make them more defiant. Aries (March 21-April 19) — It’s not the norm for you, yet some negative thinking could take precedence over your more positive thoughts. Don’t let self-doubts distort what’s at hand. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Be careful not to take a situation that you’re managing for another too lightly, especially if there is money involved.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I know this is unusual, but I’m a 19-year-old young lady who is head over heels in love with a 14-year-old guy. And I know that he loves me, too. He is the brother of my former best friend. I say former because she deserted me when Steve and I started seeing one another. It’s hard for me to understand why I’m attracted to Steve, but I am. He is highly intelligent and very mature. In fact, I’ve never been around a guy as mature as Steve. He’s wonderful and treats me like a queen. His parents are not thrilled that we date, but they have not interfered. My problem is that most of my friends think that I’ve got an emotional hang-up, and one by one they are leaving me. This bothers me very much. Not one of my friends will double date with Steve and me. What should I do? Stop seeing Steve, only because of his age, or keep losing my close friends? I had about 10, and I’m down to two and counting. — Abby, New Orleans. Abby: I understand that the “love bug” can bite anyone at any time, but I firmly believe that 19-year-olds should not be dating younger teens, regardless of their mental maturity. You are an adult and he is but a young boy. I’m not asking you to stop dating Steve because of your friends; I’m asking you to stop seeing him because of the age difference, which is significant. Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and had been dating Mario, who is 18, for over a year. He dumped me because he got “tired” of me. I was devastated and cried continually. I had a difficult time sleeping and hardly ate anything. That happened two months ago. I finally got over my depression and decided to go out with other guys. This made Mario upset because he is a very jealous guy. Yesterday, he called me and said that if I went out with another guy, he would beat him up and then he would do the same to me. Mario is very strong and has a mean temper. What should I do? He doesn’t want me, but he doesn’t want anyone else to have me. Help! — Nameless, Del Rio, Texas. Nameless: This guy is a big bully and needs to be put in his place. Discuss things with your parents. And then contact your local police department and ask them to please contact Mario and inform him of the consequences if he should carry out his threat. I’m sure they will remind him that he will be tried as an adult if he breaks the law. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

can’t bear the thought of her homeless and hungry, but I know picking her up only enables her drinking. Please help me. I don’t know what to do. — Desperate for Guidance in California Dear Desperate: You are a caring and dutiful daughter, but the burden you have assumed will crush you if you don’t put it down. No one can save someone who doesn’t want to be saved or isn’t ready to be. Until your mother realizes she needs help for her addiction, she’ll continue on the path her drinking is leading her. It is extremely important for your emotional well-being to let go of your guilt for being unable to “mother your

mother.” An excellent place to begin would be to attend some Al-Anon meetings. There you will find support from friends and relatives of alcoholics who help each other through the same trials you are experiencing. The meetings are free and confidential. To find one in your area, call 888-4AL-ANON (888-425-2666). Someone will always answer during business hours Eastern time. Or, visit the website at Al-AnonFamilyGroups.org.

• 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.

Cushing’s causes multiple problems Dear Dr. Gott: As a faithful reader of your column, I have a request: Would you please mention, on April 8, if possible, that April 8 is Cushing’s Awareness Day? The world needs to know of this disease. It has changed my life. I was a healthy woman until the age of 55. I knew then that “something” was wrong. Long story short: After more than a year, I was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease. I have had two brain surgeries, Graves’ disease, recurring Cushing’s and 25 radiation treatments to the pituitary. Eight years later, I still live with the effects of this monster. I am on thyroid medication for life. I have high blood pressure and other health issues, as well. I just want the world to know of this disease. Even if only one person is helped by your printing information about this topic, then a wonderful thing will have been done. Thank you, Dr. Gott. Dear Reader: Unfortunately, I was not able to print your letter, having only received it on April 6. It takes about three weeks before any letter appears in the newspaper. I will, however, print a general overview of the condition. Cushing’s syndrome is a rare endocrine disorder. It occurs when the body produces or receives too much cortisol over an extended period of time. It can be the result of prolonged use of high doses of glucocorticosteroids, such as prednisone, or from a malfunction of the body’s natural production. This can be the result of pituitary adenomas (up to 70 percent of cases, known as Cushing’s disease), ectopic ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone) syndrome (ACTH-secreting tumors or cancer outside the pituitary), and rarely can be caused by adrenal tumors or inherited. Cortisol is a vital component in the body. It helps the body respond to stress, maintain blood pressure and cardiovascular function, regulates carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism, reduces the inflammatory response of the immune system, and balances the effects of insulin. The most common symptoms include a rounded face and upper body (abdomen, upper back, neck and between the shoulders (“buffalo hump”), obesity and relatively slender arms and legs. Other symptoms can include acne, slow-healing cuts, bites or infection, bone loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, cognitive difficulties, high blood pressure, high blood glucose levels, headaches, thin skin with easy bruising, purple/ red stretch marks, depression and/or anxiety, abnormal menstruation and excess body and facial hair in women, and erectile dysfunction and a decrease in libido and fertility in men. Children typically present with obesity and slowed growth. Treatment depends on the cause. Steroid use to control/ treat another condition often requires lowering the dosage or, if possible, switching to a nonsteroid medication. Pitu-

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itary adenomas are most often surgically removed. If surgery fails or isn’t an option, radiation therapy and/or cortisol-inhibiting drugs might be used. Ectopic ACTH syndrome can be cured by total removal of the abnormal ACTH-secreting tissue; however, these can be microscopic or widespread at diagnosis and difficult to locate. Cortisol-inhibiting drugs are beneficial. If the abnormal source of the ACTH cannot be found, removal of the adrenal glands might be recommended. Adrenal tumors are also treated by surgical removal of the adrenal glands.

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

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Monday, May 23, 2011

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NOTICE OF SALE OF SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi will receive sealed bids for sale of the property described below at 9:00 a.m. on the 6th day of June , 2011, and said bids to be opened and publicly read at 10:00 a.m. on the 6th day of June , 2011, at the regular board meeting located at 1415 Walnut Street in the City Hall Annex building. See attached Exhibit "A" The bid shall be placed in a sealed envelope with a notation on the outside that it is a bid for surplus property and the PPIN number for the property to which the bid applies. The bid shall be signed by the bidder. The conveyance will be by Quitclaim Deed. The City shall retain all mineral rights that it owns, together with the right of ingress and egress to remove same. City makes no representations as to marketable title and Buyer should satisfy him/herself regarding same. All bids shall be good for thirty (30) days. The successful bidder shall make payment in cash or cashier's check within ten (10) days of awarding the bid. Failure to make payment within said ten (10) days will be an effective withdrawal of the bid and the City will award to the next highest bidder. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi reserve the right to reject any or all bids for any reason, including but not limited to, the inadequacy of the purchase price and to waive informalities. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, MS BY: Tasha W. Jordan, Deputy City Clerk Publish 3 times (1/week) Monday, May 09, 2011 Monday, May 16, 2011 Monday, May 23, 2011 EXHIBIT A Lots: 7 Plat Book 1-282 Page 203 Section 22 Township 16 Range 3 Book 874 Page 229 Parcel: 108C 22 0290 009903 PPIN: 024683 Bowman Street Warren County, Mississippi Publish: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23(3t)

Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 23rd day of November, 2005, and acknowledged on the 23rd day of November, 2005, Robert J. Clark aka Robert Clark aka Robert J. Clark, Jr. and Betty J. Clark, husband and wife, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Thomas F. Vetters, 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 1563 at Page 824 #228993; and WHEREAS, by various assignments on record said Deed of Trust was ultimately assigned to U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RASC 2006KS1 as Trustee by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1520 at Page 111 #285568 and rerecorded in Book 1520 at Page 236 #285732; and WHEREAS, on the 13th day of May, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1480 at Page 76 #256983 and rerecorded in Book 1520 at Page 237 #285733; 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 13th day of June, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot 4, Belle Meade Subdivision, Part 1, a subdivision according to a map or plat thereof, which is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Plat Book 1 at Page 91, reference to which is hereby made in aid of and as a part of this description. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 5th day of May, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 DMM/F08-1334 Publish: 5/23, 5/30, 6/6(3t)

ten (10) days will be an effective withdrawal of the bid and the City will award to the next highest bidder. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi reserve the right to reject any or all bids for any reason, including but not limited to, the inadequacy of the purchase price and to waive informalities. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, MS BY: Tasha W. Jordan, Deputy City Clerk Publish 3 times (1/week) Monday, May 09, 2011 Monday, May 16, 2011 Monday, May 23, 2011 EXHIBIT A Lots: 2 Plat Book 1-282 Page 203 Section 19 Township 16 Range 3 Book 1364 Page 677 Book 944 Page 522 Parcel: 0943 19 1250 013200 PPIN: 017885 Crawford Street Warren County, Mississippi Publish: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23(3t)

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS NOTICE is hereby given that the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will receive written sealed bids until the hour of 9:00 A.M., local time on Friday, June 24, 2011, at the office of the City of Vicksburg located at 1401 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180-3261 (601-415-7806) for the furnishing of all labor and materials, and for performing all activities specified in the Contract Document, for retrofit work on the 2010 ARRA EECBG(ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT). Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. This project is for the retrofit of public buildings in the City of Vicksburg under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to obtain energy efficiency and renewable energy with the goal of job creation and retention, increase support of energy independence, and awareness of global climate crisis. The Contract time is for 120 consecutive calendar days, and the liquidated damages will be $250 per consecutive calendar day thereafter. Plans, contract documents and proposal forms are on file for public inspections in the office of the City of Vicksburg, 1401 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 (601-415-7806), and in the office of the Engineer AJA MANAGEMENT & TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC. having its principal place of business at 912 North West Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202 (601-352-6800) Bids for this work will be accepted only under the name of the Bidder to whom the Contract Document and Addenda, if any, have been issued by the Engineer. Bids received by bidders to whom the Contract Documents were not issued by the Engineer will be returned unopened. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in an Adjourned Board Meeting at 10:00 A.M., local time on Friday, June 24, 2011, at the City of Vicksburg Annex Building, Vicksburg, MS 39180-3261. Bids will be considered by the City of Vicksburg at or before the next regular meeting thereof to be held within 30 days of the date of receipt of bids. The City of Vicksburg reserves the right to waive any and all informalities in the bidding and to reject any and all bids. BY ORDER OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG ON THE 10TH DAY OF MAY, 2011 CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI By: /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13 (4t)

In the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi In Re: Estate of Hamilton Brown, Deceased Cause No. 2011-159GN Summons The State of Mississippi To: ALL OF THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF HAMILTON BROWN, DECEASED You have been made respondents in the civil action referenced above filed in this Court by Gwendolyn F. Brown, Petitioner, seeking a judgment establishing the heirs at law Hamilton Brown, deceased, and specifically seeking to establish the heirs at law of Hamilton Brown, deceased. You may mail or hand-deliver a written response to the Petition filed against you in this action to: Toni Walker Terrett, Esq. ATTORNEY AT LAW P.O. Box 821583 Vicksburg, MS 39182 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED AND COMMANDED that to protect any interest or right you have in the estate of the deceased, you must physically appear and be present and defend at the Warren County Chancery Court located at 1009 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi, on the 29th day of June, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. before Honorable Vicki R. Barnes. Should you fail to be present, appear and defend at the aforesaid time and place, you are hereby notified that a judgment will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. ISSUED UNDER MY HAND and seal of said Court, this the 18 day of May, 2011. (SEAL) /s/Mary Flaggs CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY Publish: 5/23, 5/30, 6/6(3t)

NOTICE OF SALE OF SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi will receive sealed bids for sale of the property described below at 9:00 a.m. on the 6th day of June , 2011, and said bids to be opened and publicly read at 10:00 a.m. on the 6th day of June , 2011, at the regular board meeting located at 1415 Walnut Street in the City Hall Annex building. See attached Exhibit "A" The bid shall be placed in a sealed envelope with a notation on the outside that it is a bid for surplus property and the PPIN number for the property to which the bid applies. The bid shall be signed by the bidder. The conveyance will be by Quitclaim Deed. The City shall retain all mineral rights that it owns, together with the right of ingress and egress to remove same. City makes no representations as to marketable title and Buyer should satisfy him/herself regarding same. All bids shall be good for thirty (30) days. The successful bidder shall make payment in cash or cashier's check within ten (10) days of awarding the bid. Failure to make payment within said

SEALED BIDS Will be received by the Board of Directors of Culkin Water District until 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 11, 2011, for a twelve (12) month supply of chemicals to be used at the Culkin Water District Water Treatment Plant. The bid should be for chemicals to be supplied from August 1, 2011 through July 31, 2012. Specifications and information regarding said bids are on file at the Culkin Water District office, 2681 Sherman Avenue, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183, (601) 636-9124. Each and every specification must be answered in writing, any exceptions must be written in with justification. Sealed bids must be delivered or mailed to Culkin Water District, 2681 Sherman Avenue, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183 and should be marked A BID FOR CHEMICALS and show the date of July 11, 2011. The Board of Directors of Culkin Water District reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities in the bidding. BOARD OF DIRECTORS CULKIN WATER DISTRICT BY:FRED DAVIS, PRESIDENT Publish: 5/16, 5/23(2t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE ESTATE OF JEANNIE CRANS HALEY GARDNER, DECEASED NO. 2011-031-PR ACTUAL NOTICE TO CREDITORS On March 28, 2011, Donald W. Gardner, Sr., was appointed and qualified as Executor of the Estate of Jeannie Crans Haley Gardner. Said Executor has reason to believe that you may be a creditor of Jeannie Crans Haley Gardner, Deceased. You must file a Proof of Claim of your debt with the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi at P.O. Box 351, Vicksburg, MS 39181, within ninety(90) days of the first publication of Notice To Creditors, which said first publication of Notice To Creditors will be on or about May 23, 2011, or your debt may be barred and not paid. /s/ Donald W. Gardner, Sr., Executor of the Estate of Jeannie Crans Haley Gardner, Deceased Publish: 5/16, 5/23, 5/30(3t)

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thence run South 45 degrees 47 minutes West, 367.79 feet to an iron rod, and the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence run South 43 degrees 49 minutes 36 seconds East, 167.52 feet; thence run South 50 degrees 52 minutes 17 seconds West, 133.34 feet to an iron rod; thence North 31 degrees 16 minutes 10 seconds West, 159.76 feet to a point in the centerline of a 50 foot wide road; thence run North 45 degrees 47 minutes East along the centerline of said road 98.16 feet to the Point of beginning containing .431 acres. TOGETHER WITH: A perpetual, non exclusive right of way and easement to be used in common, for the Purpose of a Roadway, and for the installation and maintenance of utility lines over and across that certain 50 foot wide strip described as commencing at the Northeast Corner of said B.P. Buford Tract; thence run South 86 degrees 00 minutes West 506.21 feet to the intersection of the South line of U.S. Highway No. 80 with the centerline of Silver Leaf Drive and the Point of Beginning of road easement; thence run 25 feet either side of the following described centerline; South 06 degrees 48 minutes 39 seconds East 58.65 feet; thence South 27 degrees 20 minutes 29 seconds East 76.9 feet; thence South 39 degrees 12 minutes 31 seconds East 102.1 feet; thence South 36 degrees 01 minutes 10 seconds East 43.78 feet; thence South 55 degrees 02 minutes 51 seconds East 125.37 feet to a point in the centerline of another Road; thence leaving the centerline of said Silver Leaf Drive, run along the centerline of Another Road as follows; South 38 degrees 33 minutes West 195.0 feet; thence South 07 degrees 41 minutes 36 seconds West, 100.47 feet; thence run South 22 degrees 16 minutes 27 seconds West, 235.74 feet; thence run South 45 degrees 47 minutes West. 527.06 feet to the End of Easement TOGETHER WITH: That certain manufactured home permanently affixed to the above described lot or tract of land. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 2nd day of May, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 DMM/F06-1919 PUBLISH: 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 (3t)

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Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 29th day of July, 2004, and acknowledged on the 30th day of July, 2004, Tommy Hunter, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Jim B. Tohill, Trustee for Argent Mortgage Company, LLC, 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 1483 at Page 474 Number 212635; and WHEREAS, by various assignments on record said Deed of Trust was ultimately assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in Trust for the benefit of Park Place Securities, Inc. Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates Series 2004WCW2, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1436 at Page 551A Number 242206; and WHEREAS, on the 9th day of January, 2007, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1436 at Page 552 Number 242207; 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 6th day of June, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of that certain Lot or Parcel of Land lying and being situated in Part of the Southeast One-Quarter of Section 23, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi. Commencing at an iron rod on the South line of U.S. Highway No. 80, marking the Northwest corner of the B.P. Buford 46.6 acre tract as IN THE CHANCERY recorded in Deed Book 1048 COURT OF WARREN at Page 79 of the Land COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Records of Warren County, IN THE MATTER OF THE Mississippi; thence run ESTATE South 04 degrees 30 OF CROSBY S. SIMMONS, minutes East 533.37 feet, JR., DECEASED and run thence South 89 CAUSE NO. degrees 47 minutes 30 2007-034PR seconds West, 183.56 feet; SUMMONS thence South 01 degrees 33 THE STATE OF minutes 23 seconds West, MISSISSIPPI 35.60 feet; thence South 54 To: Gregory Turner degrees 29 minutes 18 Simmons seconds East, 355.50 feet; 1238 Callowhill Street; Apt # thence run South 45 degrees 507 47 minutes West, 367.79 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania feet to an iron rod, and the 19123 POINT OF BEGINNING; thence run South 43 degrees You have been made a 49 minutes 36 seconds East, Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Dinna 167.52 feet; thence run Simmons, Plaintiff, seeking a South 50 degrees 52 Petition for First and Final minutes 17 seconds West, Accounting and Discharge of 133.34 feet to an iron rod; Executrix. Defendants other thence North 31 degrees 16 than you in this action are minutes 10 seconds West, Angie Hart, Beverley Lynne 159.76 feet to a point in the Simmons, Crosby Ellen Hart, centerline of a 50 foot wide Crosby S. Simmons, III, road; thence run North 45 Jamie L. Simmons, Kathy degrees 47 minutes East Willis, Lynn Jacobs, Robert along the centerline of said Belk, Jr., and Roy Simmons. roadMAINTENANCE 98.16 feet to the Point YouMECHANIC are summoned to of beginning containing .431 appear and is defend against Local manufacturing company currently acres. the complaint or petition filed TOGETHER WITH: A seeking experienced maintenance against you in this action at perpetual, non exclusive O'clock AMfacility. on the 30th professionals for to our9:00 Vicksburg right of way and easement day of September, 2011, in be used in common, for the applicants Qualified the courtroom of the Warren Purpose of be a Roadway, and must experienced in the repair and County Chancery for the installation and Courthousemechanical, at Vicksburg, troubleshooting of electrical, maintenance of utility lines and in case of over and across that certainandMississippi, hydraulic pneumatic your failure to appear and 50 foot wide strip described defend a judgment will beas problems. Must to cut and weld as commencing at the be able entered against you for the Northeastwell Corner said the ability to read asofhave money or other things B.P. Buford Tract; thence run demanded in the complaint mechanical hydraulic schematics and South 86 degrees and 00 or petition. minutes West 506.21 feet prints. to You are not required to file the intersection of the South an answer or other pleading lineWe of U.S. Highway No. 80 offer an excellent compensation and but you may do so if you with the centerline benefits of Silver package. desire. Leaf Drive and the Point of under send my hand and consideration, please BeginningFor of road easement; Issued the seal of said Court, this thence run 25 feet either side your resume to: the 3rd day of May 2011. of the following described Dot McGee, Clerk Human centerline; South 06 degrees Resources /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. 48 minutes 39 secondsP.O. East Box 38 Frank G. Vollor, (MSB # 58.65 feet; thence South 27 6621)39181 Vicksburg, MS degrees 20 minutes 29 for Dinna Simmons seconds East 76.9 feet; (601)Attorney FAX: 629-3626 1911 Mission 66, Suite G; thence South 39 degrees 12 P.O. Box 821355 minutes 31 seconds East Vicksburg, MS 39182 102.1 feet; thence South 36 Tel: 601-638-8686; Fax: degrees 01 minutes 10 601-638-8681 seconds East 43.78 feet; Publish: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 thence South 55 degrees 02 (4t) minutes 51 seconds East 125.37 feet to a point in the centerline of another Road; thence leaving the centerline of said Silver Leaf Drive, run along the centerline of Another Road as follows; South 38 degrees 33 minutes West 195.0 feet; thence South 07 degrees 41 minutes 36 seconds West, 100.47 feet; thence run South 22 degrees 16 minutes 27 seconds West, 235.74 feet; thence run South 45 degrees 47 minutes West. 527.06 feet to the End of Easement TOGETHER WITH: That certain manufactured home permanently affixed to the above described lot or tract of land. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 2nd day of May, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 DMM/F06-1919 PUBLISH: 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 (3t)

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507 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123 You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Dinna Simmons, Plaintiff, seeking a Petition for First and Final Accounting and Discharge of Executrix. Defendants other than you in this action are Angie Hart, Beverley Lynne Simmons, Crosby Ellen Hart, Crosby S. Simmons, III, Jamie L. Simmons, Kathy Willis, Lynn Jacobs, Robert Belk, Jr., and Roy Simmons. You are summoned to appear and defend against the complaint or petition filed against you in this action at 9:00 O'clock AM on the 30th day of September, 2011, in the courtroom of the Warren County Chancery Courthouse at 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 or petition. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 3rd day of May 2011. Dot McGee, Clerk /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. Frank G. Vollor, (MSB # 6621) Attorney for Dinna Simmons 1911 Mission 66, Suite G; P.O. Box 821355 Vicksburg, MS 39182 Tel: 601-638-8686; Fax: 601-638-8681 Publish: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 (4t)

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the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and; WHEREAS, the aforesaid Guaranty Bank and Trust B5 Company, the holder of said deed of trust and the note secured therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument dated April 20, 2011, and recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1522 at Page 97, did appoint William M. Bost, Jr. as Substituted Trustee in the place and stead of the aforementioned Trustee; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deeds of trust and the entire debt secured thereby, having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deeds of trust, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deeds of trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney fees, Trustee's fees and expense of sale; NOW THEREFORE, I, William M. Bost, Jr., Substituted Trustee in said deeds of trust, will on the 1st day of June, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry for cash to the highest bidder, and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) at the Front (West) Door of the County Courthouse at Vicksburg, County of Warren, State of Mississippi, the following described property situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Lot 251 and Lot 252 of Openwood Plantation Subdivision, Part 8A, as shown by Plat in Plat Book 2 at Page 79 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as Trustee. WITNESS THE SIGNATURE OF THE UNDERSIGNED on this the 4th day of May 2011. /s/ William M. Bost, Jr. WILLIAM M. BOST, JR. SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE 1221 Grove Street Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183 (601) 634-1802 Publish: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 (4t)

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S SALE WHEREAS, on August 27, 2007 Jamal Khouri executed a deed of trust to Charlene Griffin, Trustee, for the benefit of Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, Lender, which deed of trust is recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1671 at Page 692 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and; WHEREAS, the aforesaid Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, the holder of said deed of trust and the note secured therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument dated April 20, 2011, and recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1522 at Page 98, did appoint William M. Bost, Jr. as Substituted Trustee in the place and stead of the aforementioned Trustee; and WHEREAS, on September 27, 2007 Jamal Khouri NOTICE OF SALE OF executed a deed of trust to SURPLUS REAL Charlene Griffin, Trustee, for the benefit of Guaranty Bank PROPERTY and Trust Company, Lender, The Mayor and Aldermen of which deed of trust is the City of Vicksburg, recorded in Deed of Trust Mississippi will receive Book 1677 at Page 400 in sealed bids for sale of the the office of the Chancery property described below at Clerk of Warren County, 9:00 a.m. on the 6th day Mississippi; and; WHEREAS, the aforesaid of June , 2011, and said Guaranty Bank and Trust bids to be opened and Company, the holder of said publicly read at 10:00 a.m. deed of trust and the note on the 6th day of June , secured therein, as 2011, at the regular board authorized by the terms meeting located at 1415 thereof, by instrument dated Walnut Street in the City Hall April 20, 2011, and recorded in the office of the aforesaid Annex building. Chancery Clerk in Book See attached Exhibit "A" 1522 at Page 97, did appoint The bid shall be placed in a William M. Bost, Jr. as sealed envelope with a Substituted Trustee in the notation on the outside that place and stead of the aforementioned Trustee; and it is a bid for surplus property BUSINESS and the PPIN number for the WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and property to which the bid conditions of said deeds of applies. The bid shall be trust and the entire debt signed by the bidder. secured thereby, having been declared to be due and The conveyance will be by MDS Quitclaim Deed. The City payable in accordance with is seeking shallCDL retain allDrivers mineral rights the terms of said deeds of “A” Qualified Class that it owns, together with trust, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, Guaranty in the Vicksburg the rightarea. of ingress and Bank and Trust Company, egress to remove same. City Drivers Home Daily having requested the makes no representations as undersigned Substituted to marketable title and Buyer Trustee to execute theRequirements: trust should satisfy him/herself and sell said land and regarding same.trailer property•inMinimum accordance with 2 years tractor/ the terms of said deeds of All bids shall be good for trust for the purpose of experience thirty (30) days. The raising the sums due successful bidder shall make within the last 5 years thereunder, together with payment in cash or cashier's attorney fees, •Trustee's fees23 years of age At least check within ten (10) days of and expense of sale; awarding the bid. Failure to NOW THEREFORE, I, • Must have good driving/ work history make payment within said William M. Bost, Jr., Substituted Trustee in said ten (10) days will be an ef• Competitive Wages • Good Medical deeds of trust, will on the 1st fective withdrawal of the bid day of June, 2011, Benefits offer for Package and the City will award to the sale at public outcry for cash next highest bidder. to the highest bidder, and The Mayor and Aldermen of sell within legal hours (being the City of Vicksburg, between the hours of 11:00 Mississippi reserve the right a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) at the Front (West) Door of the to reject any or all bids for County Courthouse at any reason, including but not Vicksburg, County of limited to, the inadequacy of Warren, State of Mississippi, EOE M/F/D/V the purchase price and to the following described waive informalities. property situated in the The Mayor and Aldermen of County of Warren, State of the Mississippi, to-wit: Lot 251 and Lot 252 of City of Vicksburg, MS Openwood Plantation BY: Tasha W. Jordan, Subdivision, Part 8A, as Deputy City Clerk shown by Plat in Plat Book 2 Publish 3 times (1/week) at Page 79 of the Land Monday, May 09, 2011 Records of Warren County, Monday, May 16, 2011 Mississippi. Monday, May 23, 2011 I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as EXHIBIT A Trustee. Meadow St S/D Lot 17 DB WITNESS THE 396/252 PPIN #5514 SIGNATURE OF THE Parcel/PPIN UNDERSIGNED on this the 108229190003200 4th day of May 2011. Warren County, Mississippi /s/ William M. Bost, Jr. WILLIAM M. BOST, JR. Conveyed to the City of SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Vicksburg by Forfeited Tax 1221 Grove Street Land Patent No. 74567; Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183 Dated March 3, (601) 634-1802 Publish: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 2004 and recorded in Book 1364 Page 705 of the (4t)

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property described below at 9:00 a.m. on the 6th day of June , 2011, and said bids B6 to be opened and publicly read at 10:00 a.m. on the 6th day of June , 2011, at the regular board meeting located at 1415 Walnut Street in the City Hall Annex building. See attached Exhibit "A" The bid shall be placed in a sealed envelope with a notation on the outside that it is a bid for surplus property and the PPIN number for the property to which the bid applies. The bid shall be signed by the bidder. The conveyance will be by Quitclaim Deed. The City shall retain all mineral rights that it owns, together with the right of ingress and egress to remove same. City makes no representations as to marketable title and Buyer should satisfy him/herself regarding same. All bids shall be good for thirty (30) days. The successful bidder shall make payment in cash or cashier's check within ten (10) days of awarding the bid. Failure to make payment within said ten (10) days will be an effective withdrawal of the bid and the City will award to the next highest bidder. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi reserve the right to reject any or all bids for any reason, including but not limited to, the inadequacy of the purchase price and to waive informalities. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, MS BY: Tasha W. Jordan, Deputy City Clerk Publish 3 times (1/week) Monday, May 09, 2011 Monday, May 16, 2011 Monday, May 23, 2011 EXHIBIT A Meadow St S/D Lot 17 DB 396/252 PPIN #5514 Parcel/PPIN 108229190003200 Warren County, Mississippi Conveyed to the City of Vicksburg by Forfeited Tax Land Patent No. 74567; Dated March 3, 2004 and recorded in Book 1364 Page 705 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Records Publish: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23(3t)

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: ESTATE OF M.C. PAMPLEY, DECEASED PROBATE NO. 2009-028PR ROSE PAMPLEY SANDERS, ADMINISTRATRIX SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: PEGGY SIMPSON You have been made a Respondent in the suit filed in this Court by Rose Pampley Sanders, Petitioner, in her capacity as the duly appointed, qualified and acting Administratrix of the Estate of M.C. Pampley, seeking a Judgment to Sell Real Estate YOU ARE SUMMONED TO APPEAR AND DEFEND AGAINST SAID PETITION AT 9:00 O'CLOCK A.M. ON THE 16TH DAY OF JUNE, 2011, IN THE CHANCERY COURTROOM OF THE SUNFLOWER COUNTY COURTHOUSE AT INDIANOLA, MISSISSIPPI, AND IN THE 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 OR PETITION. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court, this the 5 day of May, 2011 DOT MCGEE CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY /s/ Denise Bailey DC DEPUTY CLERK (SEAL) Publish: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23(3t)

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ROSE PAMPLEY SANDERS, ADMINISTRATRIX SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: PEGGY SIMPSON You have been made a Respondent in the suit filed in this Court by Rose Pampley Sanders, Petitioner, in her capacity as the duly appointed, qualified and acting Administratrix of the Estate of M.C. Pampley, seeking a Judgment to Sell Real Estate YOU ARE SUMMONED TO APPEAR AND DEFEND AGAINST SAID PETITION AT 9:00 O'CLOCK A.M. ON THE 16TH DAY OF JUNE, 2011, IN THE CHANCERY COURTROOM OF THE SUNFLOWER COUNTY COURTHOUSE AT INDIANOLA, MISSISSIPPI, AND IN THE 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 OR PETITION. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court, this the 5 day of May, 2011 DOT MCGEE CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY /s/ Denise Bailey DC DEPUTY CLERK (SEAL) Publish: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23(3t)

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CROSBY S. SIMMONS, JR., DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2007-034PR SUMMONS THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI To: Gregory Turner Simmons 1238 Callowhill Street; Apt # 507 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123 You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Dinna Simmons, Plaintiff, seeking a Petition for Year's Support. Defendants other than you in this action are Angie Hart, Beverley Lynne Simmons, Crosby Ellen Hart, Crosby S. Simmons, III, Jamie L. Simmons, Kathy Willis, Lynn Jacobs, Robert Belk, Jr., and Roy Simmons. You are summoned to appear and defend against the complaint or petition filed against you in this action at 9:00 O'clock AM on the 30th day of September, 2011, in the courtroom of the Warren County Chancery Courthouse at 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 or petition. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 3rd day of May 2011. Dot McGee, Clerk /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. Frank G. Vollor, (MSB # 6621) Attorney for Dinna Simmons 1911 Mission 66, Suite G; P.O. Box 821355 Vicksburg, MS 39182 Tel: 601-638-8686; Fax: 601-638-8681 Publish: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 (4t)

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appear and defend against the complaint or petition filed against you in this action at 9:00 O'clock AM on the 30th day of September, 2011, in the courtroom of the Warren County Chancery Courthouse at 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 or petition. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 3rd day of May 2011. Dot McGee, Clerk /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. Frank G. Vollor, (MSB # 6621) Attorney for Dinna Simmons 1911 Mission 66, Suite G; P.O. Box 821355 Vicksburg, MS 39182 Tel: 601-638-8686; Fax: 601-638-8681 Publish: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30 (4t)

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LOST! 2 YEAR FEMALE golden Retriever, Drummond Street area. Call 601-218-5497.

LOST! LADIES WHITE GOLD diamond anniversary ring. Reward offered. 601-6389859, 601-415-0580.

07. Help Wanted AMIkids NELA is currently seeking a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with LPC or LCSW credentials and a Psychiatrist with experience working with adolescents to provide assessments and prescribe medication on a monthly basis. Contact KarVan Powell at (318) 574-9475 or email northeastla-bm@amikids.org

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“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 AVON LETS YOU earn extra money. Become an Avon Representative today. Call 601-454-8038. BUSINESS MACHINE SERVICE Technician. Sharp copier certified. Send resume and salary requirements to Dept. 3751 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668Vicksburg, MS 39182

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13. Situations Wanted

Director Of Nursing needed for a local skilled nursing facility. Experience in skilled nursing or long term care preferred. Send resumes to: Dept. 3749 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182. Experienced Manager needed for local property. Interested applicants, mail resume to: Dept. #3750, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182 or include Dept. # on fax to: 601-634-0897. IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR a full time licensed and experienced pharmacy technician in a fast paced setting. Must be available for ALL shifts, including weekends. Pay negotiable with experience. Send resumes to: Dept. 3752, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182. IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR bartender, hostess, waitstaff positions. References required. Apply in person only, Beechwood Restaurant and Lounge, Monday-Thursday, 1pm5pm. No phone calls.

        

   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " PART TIME SECRETARY needed. Communication, phone and computer skills a must. Call for appointment, 601-636-1477.

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AVON

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CAREGIVER AVAILABLE Over 25 years experience. Excellent references. Full time/ part time or live in. Call 601-497-5144.

14. Pets & Livestock AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533,

  

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

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17. Wanted To Buy $ I BUY JUNK CARS $ I will pickup your junk car and pay you cash today! Call 601-618-6441. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

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WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks, etcetera. 601-638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

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24. Business Services

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- All Ages 17+ Interview in Clinton Work in your area Call NOW 601-910-6111

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 25 INCH T.V.'S- $49!! Mattress Sets-$125!! Always a store full of quality used furniture!! All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010, 601-529-9895 cell. ANTIQUE KITCHEN WOOD stove Cast iron with enamel shelf top $1500, Pot belly coal burner stove $900, Set of smoothing irons flat irons, coal irons from every era 37/set $1,000. 601-638-6857. ATTENTION HOME OWNERS, horse owners and hunters!! Sod, pine straw and Oat for sale. 318-428-8438, 318-355-1318. 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.

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

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

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

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

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.

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

20. Hunting FOR SALE 2006 YAMAHA RHINO 660. Call 318282-1152.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 14 FOOT TRACKER. 4 feet wide with trailer, seats, 25 horse power motor, trolling motor, 2 batteries, one year old, all welded. $3300. Call 601-218-9654 days, 601-636-0658 nights. Dealer. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

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24. Business Services 24 HOUR EMERGENCY heating and plumbing. Broken water lines, hot water heaters, toilets, faucets, sinks. 601-618-8466. ALL PRO PAINTING- All types of painting, interior/ exterior and home repairs. 601-218-0263. BATHS, KITCHENS, CABINETRY. Professional, reasonable rates. 601-6346894, 601-629-8570.

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 • 601-456-4133

D & D TREE CUTTING •Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big Jamesâ€? 601-218-7782 D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082. DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response.

REAVES HVAC Air condition/ heat/ electrical Commercial • Residential Maintenance Programs Office 601-429-5338 Cell 601-415-7859 Reavesvick@yahoo.com

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

26. For Rent Or Lease

2 AIRBOATS FOR lease. With operators, 2 day minimum. Licensed and bonded. 318-348-3661.

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1911 Mission 66 Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Suite E-Apprx. 1620 sq. ft. Office or Retail! Great Location!

BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent

318-322-4000

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24. Business Services

24. Business Services

COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom or studio apartment. All utilities paid. Includes cable, internet and laundry room. $750 $900 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-638-4386.

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Barnes Glass Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

ROSS

CONSTRUCTION

New Homes

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

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

BUFORD

BOSK & BOWER

CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking

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

Simmons Lawn Service

Professional Services & Competitive Prices • Landscaping • Septic Systems • Irrigation: Install & Repair • Commercial & Residential Grass Cutting Licensed • Bonded • Insured 12 years experience Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

FLOORING INSTALLATION •Custom showers • Ceramic tile •Porcelain tile•Wood flooring •Laminate flooring •Vinyl tile

Russell Sumrall 601-218-9809

29. Unfurnished Apartments WE ACCEPT CASH , CHECKS AND MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS .

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

$450 MONTHLY! GATED Has it all. 1 bedroom, washer/dryer included. 1115 First North. 512-787-7840. 1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS $400-$450 monthly. Appliances and water included. Jones & Upchurch 601-218-9134

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

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

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

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32. Mobile Homes For Sale TWO 2007 MOBILE homes for sale. 14X50 2 bed, 2 bath. Fully furnished with appliances. $12,500 each. Tallulah. 662-292-0148.

33. Commercial Property

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

37. Recreational Vehicles

233 HILDEGARDE TERACE. Fresh & modern paint colors! Lots of areas to entertain including swimming pool. Convenient in town location in Warren Central School district. 4 year old appliances PLUS refrigerator. Hardwood & ceramic floors. NO CARPET! Master bath with large jacuzzi tub! 2522 square feet. $165,000 601-301-0581.

HOME FOR SALE Beautiful 2 bedroom 2 bath home on 1 acre. Open floor plan, walk in closets, large screened in back porch, fireplace, 2 car garage. Lots of wildlife, private backyard. Halls Ferry Road south of Timberlane. Asking $105,000 Or Best Offer. Call 601-606-5201.

TEXAS HILL COUNTRY 3 year old brick home. On 20.85 acres. 2 ½ bath, 2 large bedrooms, open floor plan. $312,500. 830-864-5698.

2009 HARLEY NIGHTSTER. Black, 8,500 miles, Many extras. Perfect condition. $8,000. 601-218-4135.

AVAILABLE FIRST FLOOR office space. Mission 66. $495 to $1200. Call 601291-1148 or 601-629-7305.

34. Houses For Sale 137 Woodstone Drive

CYPRESS HILL APARTMENTS- 402 Locust- 1 bedroom- $250 bi-weekly, utilities/ furniture, no utilities$350/ month. 601-456-3842.

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

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. $520, water furnished. 601-636-7107, trip@msubulldogs.org FURNISHED AND UNFURNISHED downtown apartments. 1,2 and 3 bedrooms. 601-638-1746.

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

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Carla Watson...............601-415-4179

Ask Us. FHA & VA Conventional ! Construction ! First-time Homebuyers !

Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

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Mortgage Loans 601.630.8209

601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com FOR LEASE OR 899 National Street. pletely renovated. 3 room, 1.5 bath. square feet. Section 601-885-4354.

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.

and

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789. NEAR BOVINA! ON Lake. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths double wide. Large front porch, brick surround. Completely remodeled. $950. 601-218-9928, 601-638-0177.

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

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com

Graduation 2011 Publish Your Graduate’s Photo in our special section! For any questions, call 601-636-7355.

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

1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com

(Fairways)

Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.

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601-634-8928

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

BY OWNER! Meticulously kept, quiet neighborhood, 4 br/2.5ba., 2470 sf, lots of amenities, large wooded lot.

CLOSET PHOBIA? 601-636-SELL

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

Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012

601-638-0317, 601-529-5137, 601-529-0720

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

Licensed in MS and LA

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

A Must see!

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Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI

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Classifieds Really Work! Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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

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40. Cars & Trucks 1997 CHEVROLET MONTE Carlo. Low miles, Good condition. $2,000. 601-259-9246.

FIND THE CAR YOU HAVE HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IN THE VICKSBURG POST CLASSIFIEDS!

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2005 CHEVROLET COLORADO. Regular cab pickup, 5-speed, 4 cylinder, bed liner, like new, gas saver! Call 601-218-9654 days, 601-636-0658 nights. Dealer.

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

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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

601-636-0502

READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY!

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JAY FLIGHT BY JAYCO. 28 foot camper, gooseneck or fifth wheel. Very nice. $20,000. 601-248-1212.

40. Cars & Trucks

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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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

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

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

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