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‘Blisters’ rule next action near Claiborne

Father jailed in son’s shooting death By John Surratt jsurratt@vicksburgpost.com

By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com U.S. 61 North is dry around Redwood, though highway officials say they are not ready to open it without further testing. Meanwhile, inspections by the Mississippi Department of Transportation continued today on tender spots on U.S. 61 South near the Big Black River. A team of pavement engineers scratched and drilled through the surface of 61 North Thursday and found a rising water table along a low spot under the Mississippi 3 overpass — barely 6 inches below the surface. “If we turn traffic loose too early, we’ll spend a bunch of money trying to fix it,” said Bill Barstis, a pavement research engineer with MDOT, while crews pumped water out of a foot-deep hole drilled in the asphalt near the overpass. An exploratory hole drilled about 50 yards north came up dry. Tests to measure how heavy a load the road can withstand and drilling for seepage will dictate when 61 reopens at Redwood and near the Big Black River, where Barstis’ crew was to inspect today. A falling weight deflectometer will simulate loads typical of vehicular traffic and detect weak spots in the foundation of the road. Holes to check for thickness and any seep water are patched on the scene. The Mississippi River jumped above flood stage at Vicksburg, 43 feet, on May 1; on May 19, it crested at a historic 57.1 feet, nine-tenths of a foot higher than the highestrecorded 56.2 feet in 1927.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Mississippi Department of Transportation employees Londell Jefferson, foreground, and John Hogue, above, take core samples on U.S. 61 North Thursday. At left is a sample of the clay base layer from the highway.

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An ongoing argument between a father and son Thursday resulted in the shooting death of the son and his father’s being charged in the homicide. Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said Winifred Gene Allen, 64, 2255 Freetown Road Lot 1, was arrested Thursday evening in the death of his son, Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Allen, 36, 1626 Broadhill Drive, Vicksburg, at a home on Dillon Ridge Road. Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said Gerald Allen was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Pace said Winifred Allen was being held without bond in the Warren County Jail pending an initial appearance today in justice court. The shooting occurred at about 5:22 p.m. Thursday while Winifred Allen was visiting friends on Dillon Ridge, Pace said. He said Allen and his son were arguing earlier in the day and had exchanged several text messages during the day. He said Winifred Allen was sitting outside with his friends when Gerald Allen drove up. “As he stepped from his vehicle, he took three to four steps and Winifred stood up and began firing multiple shots from a 9 mm handgun,” Pace said. He said sheriff’s deputies responding to a 911 call about a shooting on Dillon Ridge found Gerald Allen on the ground. When deputies asked about the shooting, Pace said, witnesses reportedly identified Winifred Allen as the shooter. See Shooting, Page A9.

47 teachers, staff members retire from VWSD $371,000 to be spent ‘You have made on athletic facilities such a difference’ By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com

By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com When Tommie Allen said goodbye to her fifth-grade students at Vicksburg List of Intermediate on the last retirees day of school Wednesday, she also said goodbye to a 45-year teaching career. “It’s bittersweet,” said Allen, whose first teaching assignment in 1966, at the old Cedars School off U.S. 61 South, was a class-

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Capital spending to improve athletic facilities at Vicksburg’s secondary schools got the OK ThursCoach hired day night, with spending for VHS of $371,000 approved by baseball trustees of the Vicksburg Warren School District. Nearly $230,000 will be spent to refurbish gym floors at Vicksburg High School,

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Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg Warren School Board President Zelmarine Murphy, right, congratulates Tommie Allen of Vicksburg Intermediate on her retirement after 45 years in the school district.

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Woman, three children injured in wreck in city A Utica woman and three children were treated and released from River Region Medical Center after a threecar wreck Thursday on U.S. 61 South and Cain Ridge Road. Karmin A. Westcott, 27, 9890 Mississippi 27, Utica, was northbound on 61 in a red Jeep when the vehicle struck a white Ford Expedition driven by Lashonda Berry, 275 Hackberry Drive, turning onto Cain Ridge Road, Vicksburg Police Department Canine Investigator Leonce Young said. The impact pushed the Expedition into the path of a black Ford Explorer driven by Angela Thomas, 38, 9655 Oak Ridge Road, headed toward the intersection from Cain Ridge, Young said. Berry and Thomas were not injured, Young said. Berry was cited for failure to yield, Young said. Teyonda Sadbury, 12, Briana Berry, 6, and Miranda Barnes, 5, were among five children in the Expedition. They and Wescott were taken to the hospital. Two others were uninjured, Young said.

Three teens held in home burglary Three Vicksburg men were in the Warren County Jail this morning after being arrested at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for residential burglary. D’Zackary Williams, 18, 1716 Martin Luther King Drive, Jacourtney Rodgers, 17, 1201 Farmer St., and Alerick Powell, 17, 144 Elizabeth Circle, were arrested after a woman in the 100 block of Alcorn Drive heard glass breaking and saw two men outside and one inside her home, Lt. Bobby Stewart of the Vicksburg Police Department said. He said the three ran from the house after seeing the resident and all three were found hiding shortly after on

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Emergency personnel work at the scene of a three-car wreck on U.S. 61 South and Cain Ridge Road Thursday.

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Elizabeth Circle near Powell’s home. No injuries were reported.

City man jailed for 3rd domestic case A Vicksburg man accused of hitting a woman in the face at a gas station on Drummond Street last week was in the Warren County Jail this morning after being arrested at 11 a.m. Thursday and charged with a third offense of domestic violence.

Derrick Payne, 21, 506 Kendra Drive, surrendered to Vicksburg police after a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of domestic violence, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. The warrant stemmed from a May 19 incident at a gas station at 1920 Drummond St. The victim did not require medical attention. Payne was being held on a $10,000 bond. The charge is a felony because it is the suspect’s

third in five years, Stewart said. The only other information was that the three victims were all different people.

Speakers missing from business A burglary was reported at 4 this morning at a business at 1307 First North St., Vicksburg police said. After the alarm sounded at Sound Circuit, police responded and found a broken window and four Roxford Fosgate 12-inch speakers valued at $200 each missing.

Electronics missing on Hills of the Valley A residential burglary was reported Thursday at 1:15 p.m. in the 300 block of Hills of the Valley, Vicksburg police said. A 32-inch flat-screen Sanyo TV valued at $499, a PlayStation 3 valued at $250 and two PlayStation games valued at $40 each were reported missing from the home.

community calendar BENEFITS Items for Flood Victims — Drop off at Vicksburg Main Street Program office, 1617 Walnut St. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; canned/nonperishable food items, bottled water, Gatorade/Powerade, hygiene products, baby products, work gloves, safety glasses, face masks, rubber gloves, paper products, extra-large garbage bags and cleaning products. Free Clothing for Flood Victims — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road; 601636-5902. Multi-family Yard Sale — 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; to help fund Ke’Andre Wilson track team trip to Australia; 5032 Rollingwood Estate Drive.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Vicksburg Farmers’ Market — 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8-11 a.m. Saturdays; Jackson and Washington streets. Warren County Master Gardeners — 8-11 a.m. Saturday; composting; Jackson and Washington streets. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Desperados; donations appreciated. Family Day at LD’s Kitchen — 3-8 p.m. Sunday; free barbecue; water slide and space jump; 1111 Mulberry St. Vicksburg Theatre Guild Auditions “Gold in the Hills” — 2 p.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Tuesday; production dates Fridays-Saturdays June 8-30; 601-636-0471 or www.e-vtg. com; Vicksburg Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Miss Mississippi Outstanding Teen Pageant — 8 p.m. June 2-4; information and

tickets, www.missmississippischolarshippageant.com or 601-638-6746.

CHURCHES Taking It Back Outreach Ministry Thrift Store — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; pants, $3 a bag; computers and washer; 1314 Fillmore St.; 601638-0794 or 601-831-2056. Soul Savers Fellowship Ministry — Garage Sale, 7 today until and Saturday; large women’s clothing, heels and girls’ shorts and tops; 1418 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Shiloh M.B. — Quarterly business meeting, noon Saturday; ladies auxiliary meeting, 2 p.m. Saturday; 920 Mead-

ow St. Greater Grove Street M.B. — Women’s Ministry Breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday; Shoney’s. Greater Mount Lebanon M.B. — Choir Program, 6 p.m. Saturday; 339 Alpine St. Mount Alban M.B. — Youth Revival, 7 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Marcus Cheeks, guest; Super Youth Sunday, 11 a.m.. Rev. Michael Marshall, guest; Henry Taylor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road.

CLUBS American Legion Post 213 — Extended Memorial Day Celebration: Happy Hour, 4-8 p.m. Friday and Monday; dance, 8 p.m.-midnight Monday; music by Reo; $3 single, $5 couple; 1618 Main St.

Vicksburg-Warren ASU Alumni Chapter Meeting — 6 tonight; Walter Sheriff, president; Vicksburg ASU branch, Cherry St. Class of 1971-Pre-Memorial Day Dance — 9 tonight; music by DJ Eddie; admission $5; refreshments served; Robert Crear, 601-631-4177 or 601415-1377; 1618 Main St. Vicksburg High School Class of 1996 — Carwash, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Pizza Hut, 3520 Pemberton Blvd. National Association of Business and Professional Women’s Club — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; networking opportunity for business owners; Vicksburg Mall. Pettway Family Reunion — 11 a.m.-until Saturday; bring

covered dish, soft drinks and lawn chairs; friends are invited; Bovina Pavilion. Reunite Social and Civic Club — 9 p.m. Saturday; admission $5; music by Reo; food; 1618 Main St. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1965 Reunion — 4 p.m. Sunday; planning meeting; Pleasant Green M.B. Church, 817 Bowman St.; 601-636-5958. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Phil and Bobbye Pinnix, Isabella Bed & Breakfast, speakers.


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Hood: Expect more ‘knot heads’ on death row Body found near Bolton By Jack Elliott Jr. The Associated Press JACKSON — If Robert Simon Jr. receives a new medical evaluation with his claim that falling on his head made him mentally incompetent, Mississippi can expect a flood of similar claims from other death row inmates, says Attorney General Jim Hood. “We’re going to see a rash of knot heads at Parchman,” Hood said Thursday. “We’ll have to put cameras into every cell on death row because they are all going to claim they fell and bumped their head.” Simon’s injury, which records show occurred at Parchman in January, was the basis for his attorneys’ claim that he is incompetent to be executed. Simon was sentenced to death for the 1990 slaying of members of a Quitman County family. The execution was blocked by a three-judge panel

‘We’ll have to put cameras into every cell on death row because they are all going to claim they fell and bumped their head.’ Attorney General Jim Hood

of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans hours before its scheduled time Tuesday. “The court recognized that the medical records show an accident that lead to neuropsychological effects and it is so stated in the medical records. What the court is saying is there should be a hearing and evaluations based on this evidence,” said Tom Freeland of Oxford, who is representing Simon. Freeland declined to respond to Hood’s comments. In a statement released Thursday, Gov. Haley Barbour said: “The only injustice here

is to the family of the innocents who were murdered.” On Wednesday, the federal panel gave both sides until June 6 to file briefs on the issues raised by Simon. The attorney general’s office contends the issue of Simon’s mental health was exhausted in appeals rejected by both Mississippi and federal courts. The 5th Circuit panel said it was concerned the deficiencies in Simon’s petition were created by the state’s refusal to allow an evaluation of Simon by a doctor hired by the defense. “In such a situation, a hold-

Three killed in Atlanta by trees toppled by powerful storms ATLANTA (AP) — At least three people were killed in the Atlanta area as powerful storms toppled trees and power lines and knocked out power to more than 200,000 customers statewide. The deaths Thursday night came just days after a powerful tornado killed 126 in Joplin, Mo., and just over a month after an outbreak of tornadoes raked the Southeast, killing more than 300. Two Decatur women were killed in Atlanta when a tree fell on a truck, police said. Atlanta station WSB-TV reports a 19-year-old man was killed in Mableton when a tree fell on him while he was clearing debris from a driveway. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office identified the two women as 61-year-old Marion Irwin, the driver, and her passenger, 64-year-old Geraldine Grady. Also, residents in Bush were cleaning up this morning after a strong tornado struck near the St. Tammany Parish community, damaging 10-15 houses, downing trees and power lines. There were no reports of serious injuries or fatalities.

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Diane Baumert, 55, takes in the ruins of her home after it was devastated by a tornado Thursday near Bush, La. Diane Baumert said she felt the force of the storm Thursday evening as she tried to shield family members, including her 74-year-old mother, from flying debris in her home. “It actually pulled me up off the ground,” Baumert said. “If the roof hadn’t caved in, it would have sucked me out.” Georgia Power spokesman Jeff Wilson said this morning that 65,000 of its customers remained without power, 57,000 of them in metro Atlanta. Georgia Electrical Membership Corporation reported

that about 5,300 EMC customers, mostly in metro Atlanta and west of the metro area, also were without power. High winds also knocked down trees in the Macon area. In Columbus, at least a dozen trees were knocked down around town, dispatchers said. One struck a house, but no injuries were reported. Numerous interstate ramps and surface streets in metro Atlanta remained flooded before daybreak.

Auditor demands supervisor pay $46,000 the action JACKSON (AP) — The state is politically auditor’s office has demanded motivated. that Hinds County SuperState Audivisor Robert Graham repay tor Stacey the city of Jackson $45,736 for Pickering operating a private business said a state— teaching dispatcher certifiment released cation classes — while on the Thursday clock at his city job as police Robert stated that spokesman and 911 dispatch Graham between 2004 supervisor. Graham, in his first term and 2007, courses were taught on the county board, claims during regular work hours

when Graham indicated on his City of Jackson timesheets that he had been at work. Attendees for the classes paid fees to a private company, Professional Dispatch Management, owned by Robert Graham, to earn certifications and re-certifications through the National Emergency Communications Institute.

ing that Simon’s evidence does not amount to a ‘substantial threshold showing’ might be tantamount to holding that a state can always prevent a petitioner from making such a showing by simply forbidding his experts from examining him,” the panel said. Hood said Thursday that two doctors at Parchman interviewed Simon and that was contained in the state’s argument that the execution should not be stopped. Hood said it appeared the 5th Circuit was given more information than it could digest in a short time, and that is partly the fault of defense attorneys who waited until the last minute to file Simon’s petition. “We have seen this stuff time and time again, and the judges — they hesitate because of a little mud in the water,” Hood said.

might be missing woman JACKSON (AP) — A body has been found along Interstate 20 near Bolton, Jackson police said. The body was discovered Thursday night in the area where a missing woman’s cell phone and wallet were recovered by passers-by on the eastbound side of I-20. The body has not been identified.

Dianne Hearn disappeared five days ago after allegedly being kidnapped from her south Jackson home. Police said Hearn was last seen Sunday night when George Affleck forced her into his truck. Jackson police have charged the ex-boyfriend with murder after finding blood in his home and vehicle.

Man gets 1 day in jail, fine for bank fraud OXFORD (AP) — A former Oxford auto dealer will spend one day in jail and pay $7,500 fine for a guilty plea to a $2 million bank fraud scheme. Dino Jerry Grisanti was sentenced Thursday by Chief U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills. Last October, Grisanti pleaded guilty to a one-count federal charge that he concealed the

sale of about 66 vehicles and failed to pay Regions Bank $2 million as part of a floor plan financing agreement. The alleged fraud occurred from Jan. 1, 2006, to about Nov. 1, 2007, while Grisanti owned Grisanti Rebel Motors in Oxford. He’s been free on bond since his arrest.


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

JACK VIX SAYS: Be safe this Memorial Day weekend.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Father Picherit leaves for Jackson to deliver the prayer at the unveiling of the Confederate monument.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Randall J. Cashman, valedictorian, chooses as his subject, “Perseverance,” at the commencement exercises at Walnut Street School. • Col. J.L. Power writes an article for the Vicksburg Evening Post on the Confederate reunion in Memphis.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 The sweltering heat continues and the weather is almost the sole topic of conversation. • John King and Dan Johnson are hurt when a fire truck turns over.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Lois Wilson and Jack Holt are seen at the Alamo Theatre in “Midsummer Madness.” • The Jubilee Minstrels give a performance with Mrs. Dennis Hossley in charge.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 The Rt. Rev. Bishop James Morris of Louisiana delivers the All Saints baccalaureate sermon. • The Standard Oil team loses to Keith Williams. Hackett and Gregory; F. Ferriss and Bres.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 The Warren County Cotton Industry Committee is organized. • Hugh Gary, Greenwood planter, is elected president of the Delta Council. • Commencement exercises are held at Carr Central High School.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 The Rev. D. Swan Haworth, pastor of First Baptist Church, delivers the baccalaureate sermon for the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. • John Morris and Bob O’Neill are attending Boys’ State in Jackson.

OUR OPINION

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 George Evans and John Hennessey are home from Notre Dame. • Joseph Smith dies. • Elizabeth Taylor stars in “Elephant Walk” at Showtown USA.

Immigration

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Ray Steed announce the birth of a daughter, Sarah Louise, on May 25. • Versie Miller, Rolling Fork resident, dies. • Seventy candidates for county offices are certified for the Democratic primary on Aug. 3.

Commonsense policy needed Secure the border. Create a guest-worker program. Offer a path to eventual citizenship. These are the commonsense elements of a comprehensive immigration reform policy. President Barack Obama visited the U.S.-Mexican border in El Paso, Texas, last week to create, in the words of aides, “a sense of urgency” for just such a policy. But Obama will have to do more than talk. The president should put his ideas in the form of legislation — and then push hard for it with both Republicans and Democrats. It makes no sense to allow 11 million people to continue to live in the shadows in this country. The last major bipartisan effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform died during the administration of President George W. Bush in 2007. Conservatives in the president’s own party opposed the effort.

Obama touted immigration reform during his campaign for president, but then a battered economy and the president’s decision to push hard for health care reform meant that other issues, including immigration, were shelved. In its place, and to the dismay of his Hispanic supporters, Obama focused on a more aggressive deportation campaign. Nearly 400,000 immigrants were removed each year in 2009 and 2010. The current immigration system is an unadulterated mess. An estimated 11 million illegal immigrants live outside the law. Restrictive policies break up families and force university graduates from other countries to put their talents to work outside the United States. And the underground economy exploits both immigrants and American workers alike. Any policy must start with

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

ensuring a secure border, especially given the violence emanating from the Mexican drug wars. But the federal government should not stop there. There should be a guest-worker program and an eventual path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who qualify. Already, some of Obama’s opponents are labeling his latest plea for sanity “amnesty.” Let them howl. The firebrands will never be satisfied. As Obama noted in his speech, those critics always will demand more border security. True reform is needed. “The United States will find it far more difficult to maintain its competitive edge if it excludes those who are able and willing to help us compete,” the president said. He’s right. Now, if only he would fight harder for this sensible policy.

Mary E. Causey dies. • Julie Nasif of Vicksburg wins both local and zone competitions in the Optimist Club oratorical contest and is eligible to compete in the district event.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 The Claiborne County Board of Supervisors votes to issue $2.5 million in bonds to finance capital improvements in the county. • Josh Leakes Jr. dies.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Louis Master Mitchell dies. • Vicksburg native Jay Hopson says he is enjoying his new position as defensive backs coach at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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

MODERATELY CONFUSED by Jeff Stahler

Courts stepping in when states fail to legislate effectively WASHINGTON — It is a question that merits its own Federalist Paper: When the legislature consistently fails in a fundamental duty, should the courts step in to provide a remedy? That the state of California has failed to run a humane prison system is beyond dispute. About 143,000 prisoners are packed into a system designed to hold 80,000. Overcrowding results in unrest, poor sanitation and untreated illness. It is also beyond serious dispute that California’s Legislature, despite more than a decade of prodding by the courts, has not adequately addressed these problems. Prison overcrowding exposes a democratic disability: Some states are unwilling to provide reasonable services to a group toward which the public is profoundly unsympathetic. So in 1996, Congress passed the Prison Litigation Reform Act, giving federal courts oversight over dysfunctional state systems. The law allows for caps on prison populations if there is no reasonable alternative. This combination — an incorrigibly irresponsible state legislature and a federal legislative mandate — was an engraved invitation to judicial activism. And federal courts

MICHAEL

If a state’s foster care system is ill-designed — or a city’s public school system is persistently dysfunctional — should judges be able to impose specific reforms?

GERSON did not refuse. A panel of three federal judges ordered in 2009 the California prison system to reduce its population to 137.5 percent of capacity. Absent other reforms, this would eventually require the release of 37,000 prisoners. A divided Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the panel. Justice Anthony Kennedy — a Californian with a long-term concern about prison conditions — wrote the decision. Court conservatives raised a number of practical concerns. Was this really the least intrusive method to achieve the goal? Should more recent progress in California have made its way into the court’s calculation? Why should people who haven’t directly suffered injustice benefit from the court’s remedy?

The weightiest argument, however, came from Justice Antonin Scalia. He objects to judges adopting the role of politicians. He apparently does not object to judges adopting the hyperbole and snark of political columnists. Scalia’s dissent — employing the words “radical,” “absurd,” “outrageous” and “travesty” in the first three paragraphs — cries out for a less excitable editor. But he raises a serious matter of political philosophy. “Structural injunctions,” such as the one issued by the federal panel, turn “judges into long-term administrators of complex social institutions such as schools, prisons and police departments.” Courts are pushed beyond their competence, making choices naturally informed by political bias. The abdication

of public officials, in Scalia’s view, does not automatically transfer their role to the judiciary. Incompetence alone is not an excuse for intervention. If a state’s foster care system is ill-designed — or a city’s public school system is persistently dysfunctional — should judges be able to impose specific reforms? The proper legal response seems to be: It depends. In his dissent, Justice Samuel Alito said that “undesirable prison conditions that do not violate the Constitution are beyond the federal courts’ reach.” The statement implies that unconstitutional conditions would be within the federal courts’ purview. This is the central dispute in the California case. Justice Kennedy believes that extreme overcrowding leads to inevitable violations of the Eighth Amendment forbidding cruel and unusual punishment. Conservatives on the court believe conditions in California prisons are “undesirable” but not broadly unconstitutional. Presumably, the systematic denial of adequate nutrition by a state prison system — resulting in the starvation of some prisoners — would be unconstitutional and require some sort of “structural injunction.” This disagreement should not,

however, distract attention from the true offenders in this case. California politicians have been complicit in the erosion of their own authority. They have approved mandatory minimum sentences and “threestrikes” measures — without building enough cells, hiring enough staff or holding low-risk offenders accountable in more creative ways than incarceration. The result was predictable. As Kennedy reported in his ruling: “Because of a shortage of treatment beds, suicidal inmates may be held for prolonged periods in telephonebooth sized cages without toilets.” At the end of his dissent, Alito warned that a large prisoner release in California might lead to a “grim roster of victims.” Of course, nearly all prisoners are eventually released after serving their time. We are only debating the pace. And it is absurd and outrageous to treat them like animals while hoping they return to us as responsible citizens. •

Michael Gerson’s e-mail address is michaelgerson@washpost.com.


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Fastenal (FAST) ...........................33.02 Family Dollar (FDO) ..................55.35 Fred’s (FRED)................................14.14 Int’l Paper (IP) .............................30.58 Janus Capital Group (JNS) ..........10.24 J.C. Penney (JCP) .......................35.98 Kroger Stores (KR) .....................24.34 Kan. City So. (KSU) ....................58.50 Legg Mason (LM) .................... 33.33 Parkway Properties (PKY) ............18.15 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) .....................70.42 Regions Financial (RF) ................6.94 Rowan (RDC) ............................... 39.97 Saks Inc. (SKS) ............................. 11.14 Sears Holdings (SHLD) ............ 70.24 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)............27.24 Sunoco (SUN).............................. 39.50 Trustmark (TRMK) ..................... 23.62 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)......................... 48.24 Tyson Foods (TSN) .................... 18.49 Viacom (VIA) ................................ 59.43 Walgreens (WAG) ...................... 43.70 Wal-Mart (WMT) ........................ 54.62

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SMART MONEY Q: Many years ago a dear friend of mine passed away. She had an infant daughter and no family. When she became terminally ill she asked me to be guardian of this baby once she passed away. I agreed. Now this baby is 16 years old and is ready and very willing to drive. I understand she wants her freedom and she certainly has earned the right. She has always been a good kid. However, when contacting my insurance company, I could NOT believe how BRUCE much they wanted to increase my policy for her to drive. I can’t afford this kind of money. I understand that if she waits a few years, the policy won’t be so high. I want to let her drive, but I just

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can’t afford it. Do you have any ideas on how to get around this? — T.Y., Colorado A: I truly sympathize with your situation. I’m sure each of you feel like she’s being punished for no good reason. I understand that you want to help her out because she is a good kid. But if you can’t afford it, you simply can’t. One of you will have to bring in extra income to make it possible for her to get her license. I vote for her. She’s a young kid and certainly capable of getting a part-time job to help pay for this. She shouldn’t get a free ride. Let her find the job, help to pay for her insurance and this will help her to appreciate things a little more. Don’t let this be an additional burden to you. A teen certainly can find a job, if nothing else, slinging burgers where they could easily earn this kind of money.

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

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is about to add more personal information to E-Verify, an immigration enforcement tool that is vulnerable to fake, stolen or borrowed documents. The administration has said that it will add driver’s license data from the state of Mississippi to E-Verify as early as June 8. The agency will test whether using the data can help E-Verify better identify people working illegally in the U.S. E-Verify checks workers’ information against Social Security and immigration records. E-Verify was not designed to check whether a document with valid information belongs to the person who presented it. Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of the Depart-

ment of Homeland Security, has tried to make up for E-Verify’s shortcomings by adding photos from U.S. passports, green cards given to legal permanent residents and work permits. But those only cover some workers. About 80 percent of workers present driver’s licenses to establish their identity when filling out paperwork at new jobs, including papers — known as I-9 forms— asking whether they are citizens or permitted to work in the U.S., said Bill Wright, a spokesman for Citizenship and Immigration Services, which oversees E-Verify. Other states will be watching the Mississippi experiment to see how it affects Americans’ privacy. No other states have agreed to share data yet.

Early start to shrimp season heralds hope for better decade BILOXI (AP) — Derick Ross, his father and his younger brother boarded the 53-foot Mark and Dawn and set out to ply Mississippi waters for shrimp this week, just as Rosses have done since ancestors arrived here from Alabama on a schooner in 1896. By noon, fishing in wind and choppy water around Horn Island, they had caught only about 150 pounds. “It ain’t really looking too good so far,” Ross said. Mississippi shrimpers badly need a good season. They’ve suffered a decade of low shrimp prices driven by cheap imported seafood. They’ve faced rising fuel and other costs. Hurricane Katrina devastated their boats and infrastructure.

The BP Gulf oil disaster practically shut them down last year and made consumers leery of their catch. Now there’s an unprecedented flow of freshwater from the Mississippi River rendering the western part of state water — potentially more — unfishable. Wednesday, June 25, was the earliest state shrimp season opener on record. Early catch reports were of 40- to 50-count shrimp, with most boats avoiding the western part of the Sound because of the freshwater. Authorities said they likely won’t know until bigger boats return with catches over the weekend how the season is shaping up, and whether the freshwater intrusion will have a major impact.

Work begins in Hattiesburg on $30M orthopedic hospital HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Forrest General Hospital and Southern Bone and Joint will start construction in August on a $30 million orthopedic hospital. The completion date for the 30-bed facility is scheduled for October 2012. The hospital will connect to Southern Bone and Joint and include more than 74,000 square feet. The facility will have orthopedic operating rooms, preoperative and recovery rooms and support services such as physical and occupational therapy, laboratory and diagnostic imaging services.

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Retired Continued from Page A1. room of 45 students. “I am certainly going to miss the kids, and my Vicksburg Intermediate family. I have had a great time teaching, but it’s just time to go on to something else.” Allen, one of 47 teachers and staff who were honored Thursday at the annual Vicksburg Warren School District retirement ceremony, plans to visit her daughter in Texas more often and spend time with her three Vicksburg grandchildren. A combined 1,249 1/2 years of school experience, from cafeteria workers to bus drivers to teachers to district office staff, is retiring as the 2011 school year ends. “I believe the Vicksburg Warren School District is one of the best, if not the best, school district in the state,” Board of Trustees President Zelmarine Murphy told the assembled retirees, “and this is because of you that have made such a difference in the children’s lives. You have done an excellent job.” Hugh Cummings retired as the district’s director of information management, but he also spent more than 20 years in the classroom, teaching junior high math, algebra, physics, computer science and a number of programming languages. All told, Cummings, a Vicksburg native, logged 42 years with Vicksburg Warren schools. While he’s happy to be heading into retirement, he has “mixed”

VWSD Continued from Page A1. Vicksburg Junior High and Warren Central Junior High, and replace bleachers at VHS. The remainder will go to enlarge and update the football field house at Warren Central High School. Trustees voted unanimously for the gym floor project, and split 4-1 on the fieldhouse addition, with District 3 Trustee Jim Stirgus Jr. dissenting. Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Swinford included the projects on her list of priorities for facility improvements the board approved last fall. The VHS gym floor project was set to be awarded to a low bidder in April, but the board pulled the bid and readvertised it to add the necessary work to the junior highs as well, Swinford said. Low bidder was Covington Floors: $143,000 for floors, $87,000, bleachers. The contract for the WCHS field house was awarded to low bidder David Smith Construction, with a total bid cost of $160,186. Besides an addition, new showerheads, new lockers and various other upgrades will be done, she said. Stirgus suggested that the WCHS field house addition was more a “want” than a “need,” and that the VJHS fieldhouse, which he said was infested with rats, needed to be cleaned up. Swinford countered that all of the district’s athletic field houses had been inspected prior to her recommendation for WCHS and no reports of rats at the junior high school had been made. “It’s the first I’ve heard of it,” said athletic director Lum Wright. Football field houses at both the high schools need refurbishing, Swinford said. Warren Central’s can be expanded, but there is not enough room to add on to Vicksburg High’s, she said. That project, likely requiring the building to be gutted and completely redone, will require more work at a much higher cost so will be put off another year, Swinford said. Cost of the projects will be paid from the capital improvement budget, largely funded by the district’s share of casino gaming revenues. Swinford had presented a

• Clariss A. Fletcher — 29 years • Beth B. Hall — 29 years • Joan M. Priddy — 34 years • Stanley E. Whitaker — 35 years Warren Central High • Exie L. Britton — 36 years • Donald W. Miller — 33 3/4 years • Nancy A. Mitchell — 30 1/2 years • Linda R. Strong — 34 years

VWSD’s newest retirees Beechwood Elementary • Kathleen P. Knighton — 27 years • Gerald M. Rankin — 5 1/2 years • Janet R. Wagner — 28 years Bowmar Elementary • Marilyn S. Abbe — 21 years Dana Road • Lori H. Nosser — 34 years Grove • Lilly W. Cowan — 12 years • Judy A. Furnace — 21 years • Arthur L. Powell — 12 1/2 years • Deloris L. Prentiss — 20 years • Berry S. Stevens — 35 years Redwood • Luster Williams — 36 years Sherman Avenue • Linda Johnson — 20 years • Linda F. Switzer — 25 years

feelings. “I’m going to miss a lot of things — the people, the folks I’ve worked with over the years,” he said. Cummings plans to start a small business making oldfashioned Christmas village houses and decorations. Bus driver Linda Redditt has nearly 40 years of driving Vicksburg and Warren County students to and from

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VWSD Board President Zelmarine Murphy, right, stands with Hugh E. Cummings at his retirement ceremony Thursday. South Park • JoAnn Harris — 19 1/2 years • Carla J. Conrad — 26 1/2 years Warrenton • Pamela G. Jennings — 28 years • Olivia A. Lee — 15 years

Warren Central Intermediate • Vivian B. Brown — 26 years • Janie V. Williams — 32 years Vicksburg Junior High • Mattie Hall — 25 years • Arlene Walton — 36 years

Vicksburg Intermediate • Tommie V. Allen — 45 years • Rebecca T. Jabour — 33 years • Velma L. Parson — 32 years • Curtis L. Posey — 22 years

Vicksburg High • Joyce O. Brown — 28 years • Royece P. Cox — 37 years • Carrie W. Cruthirds — 33 years • Pamela P. Farr — 28 years

school. Since 1973, she has driven many different routes, but for the last 20 has been the bus driver for Lake Forest, Culkin Road and Freetown Road, she said. “I have hauled as many as 80 kids,” said Redditt, a resident of the Oak Ridge community for all of her married life — 48 years. “My kids ride good. I never had to have a

monitor. They know what I’ll take and what I won’t, and they are good kids. They have been wonderful.” Redditt and her bus kids all cried this week as school ended and they took their last ride together, but she also said she knew it was time to move on. “The roads are bad,” she said. “That’s one reason I am retiring. My spine just can’t

On Thursday, members of the Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees: • Approved the minutes of the April 28 regular board meeting and the May 4 and May 6 called meetings. • Accepted a donation of $500 from American Legion Post 24-Hattiesburg for NJROTC marksmanship program camp. • Approved amendments to the 2010-11 budget and accounts payable claims docket for May. • Approved personnel matters: compensation for extra duties, April; certified staff hires; and change in status for certified staff. • Approved out-of-state travel for: NJROTC staff to attend in-service training in Pensacola, Fla. (date not specified); Vicksburg High School varsity and ninth-grade cheer squads to attend UCA summer camp in Gulf Shores, Ala., June 14-17; Warren Central High School teacher Janice Kees and student Paige Richardson to attend the national Precision Machining Technology competition in Kansas City, Mo., June 19-25; WCHS drum majors to attend the George Parks Drum Major Academy at the University of Louisiana in Monroe, June 3-7; and WCHS teacher Susanna Stewart to attend the AP Central Summer Institute in Oak Ridge, Tenn., July 24-29. • Accepted high bids on a list of surplus capital assets with the exception of one bid for a doublewide trailer formerly used as a mobile classroom at Warrenton Elementary, which was rejected and will be rebid; authorized advertising for bids on other sur-

plus capital assets; and approved disposing, through Advantage Recycling, of capital assets not of use to the district for which bids were not received. • Approved changes to the district’s personnel policies regarding payroll and electronic deposits. • Approved a contract for sale of timber on 16th Section land (Goat Hill parcel) to high bidder Fred Netterville Lumber Co. for $160,186. • Initiated the review of changes to school board policies and fund-balance reporting policies, to be voted upon at the board’s June business meeting. The board will hold a workshop at a time to be determined to discuss the proposed board policy review changes to prepare for voting. In closed session the board: • Discussed a personnel issue related to job performance and character. • Discussed possible litigation. Students recognized with the superintendent’s 2011 Turnaround Award: • Dennis Walker, Beechwood Elementary • Mason Yoho, Bovina • Landon Porter, Bowmar • Micah Lush, Dana Road • Ronnell Cooks, Sherman Avenue • Marquez Tucker, South Park • Jerome Roberson, Warrenton • Zane Grissom, Vicksburg Intermediate • Jacquasha Burrell, Warren Central Intermediate • Billy Watson, Vicksburg Junior High • Chia Barajas, Warren Central Junior High • Tessa Thompson, Vicksburg High • India Jefferson, Warren Central High

list of nine proposed projects to the board in September, including the athletic facilities as well as replacing parts of the visitor stands at the VHS stadium and replacing carpet with tile at several elementary schools. Larger projects which could disrupt attendance and activities, such as creating a safer and more efficient turn-around and parking lot at VJHS, will be done this summer, she said in an interview apart from the board meeting. Another priority project the board approved, removing or

covering asbestos materials in the Grove Street School auditorium, will be a much more involved and expensive process and has not yet been scheduled, she said. Prior to the business portion of the meeting, Swinford recognized 14 students with the superintendent’s Turnaround Award, given to recognize their effort in improving grades, behavior, attitude and getting along with peers and staff. “I had such a sense of pride when I heard some of the stories, and that inspired this award,” Swinford said.

Central Office • Charles E. Hanks — 26 years • Hugh E. Cummings — 42 years • Kitty B. Baker — 30 1/4 years Child Nutrition • Margaret J. Bonds — 5 years • Susa Holman — 13 1/2 years • Betty A. Scallions — 11 years Special Education • Mary W. Lynch — 29 years Transportation • Linda K. McCammon — 19 1/2 years • Judy J. Nichols — 14 years • Linda R. Redditt — 35 years

hold going over these holey roads anymore. But the main reason is I’m turning 66 years old.” Redditt, who’s also a senior tax adviser with H&R Block, isn’t planning to stop working. She said she’ll also be looking for a second office job. Lori Nosser taught first grade for all but one of her 34 years with Vicksburg

schools, reaching hundreds of children who often come back to see her or bump into her when she’s shopping or out doing other things. “It’s rewarding seeing the kids succeed, not only watching them succeed in my class but watching them succeed as they leave and grow up,” said Nosser, whose students have gone on to become doctors, professional baseball and football players and enter many other fields. “I love that.” First-graders need a lot of love and support, she added. “You’re their mother, their teacher, their doctor, their counselor. Your job is to do a lot more than just teach.’ Nosser, whose years were spent at Bowmar, the old Grove Street magnet school and Dana Road, said the first day of school will likely make her feel like something is missing, and the year will bring constant reminders of what the kids are doing at particular times and seasons. “I’ll be excited for the kids and for the teachers,” she said. “I know that feeling.” School officials harbor hope that many of the retirees will find ways to come back and help. “Congratulations to each one of you,” Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Swinford told them. “Don’t forget us. We need you. We need your wisdom. We need your experience.”


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Former IMF head leaves New York City house for doctor’s visit NEW YORK (AP) — Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique StraussKahn left the Manhattan town house where he’s being held under house arrest to go to the doctor today. A person familiar with Strauss-Kahn’s plans said that the economist left his temporary home for the appointment. He and his wife got into a black vehicle around 7:30 a.m. outside the $50,000-a-month town house in Manhattan’s trendy TriBeCa neighborhood. About two hours later, a vehicle sped up to the residence; Strauss-Kahn, his shoulders hunched slightly,

strode briskly up the stairs and disappeared inside. Strauss-Kahn was spending his second full day today in the latest locale for his highpriced house arrest, which allows the ex-IMF leader to leave for doctors’ appointments, religious observances and court appearances. The 62-year-old economist is accused of sexually attacking a hotel housekeeper May 14. He says he’s innocent. The case has unleashed a swarm of sometimes minute-to-minute reporting by a fiercely competitive international media presence. On Thursday, StraussKahn’s lawyers lambasted

articles attributed to anonymous sources — in the police department, they say — as containing “a wide array of prejudicial information about Mr. Strauss-Kahn” and information his lawyers haven’t yet gotten themselves. They noted articles in various outlets this week saying that StraussKahn’s DNA was found on the 32-year-old maid’s clothing. Various “information has now been recklessly injected into the public arena with the potential of permanently prejudicing potential jurors who are being exposed to these materials on a daily basis,” they wrote, suggesting they might seek court action if the

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monitored electronically, armed guards and cameras watching him around the clock in an arrangement expected to cost him about $200,000 a month; he also has posted a total of $6 million in bond and cash bail. The town house is on a cobblestone-paved side street where some warehouses have been converted to pricy apartments. Dozens of good restaurants are close enough to deliver; Strauss-Kahn and his wife, Anne Sinclair, reportedly ordered steak from nearby Landmarc on Wednesday. Most people on the block have appeared unfazed by their new neighbor.

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Continued from Page A1. “If the pavement is flexing too much, we’ll probably keep the heavy traffic off it,” Barstis said. Water still covers U.S. 61 South at the Claiborne County line, where “blisters” in the asphalt were seen by state engineers this week. Both are major truck routes for heavy industry, as are parts of nine state highways from Yazoo to Wilkinson counties due to flooding. Weights on state roads are limited at 57,650 pounds. Inspections have found pavement decidedly softer on the main road, Central District Commissioner Hall said.

leaks don’t stop. The Police Department declined to comment. Strauss-Kahn was moved Wednesday night from the high-rise near Wall Street where he began serving his house arrest to the red-brick town house a few blocks away. The four-bedroom house is listed for sale at $13,995,000. It boasts a home theater and gym, but its most attractive feature might be that it is one of Manhattan’s relatively few single-family houses, so Strauss-Kahn doesn’t share it with neighbors. Strauss-Kahn is a prisoner there, his every movement

MDOT has said the bridge across the Big Black appears more stable than the road. “One factor is whether or not it can support trucks,” said Dick Hall, who expects the department to issue a “protective” update today on when traffic can return to all roads closed due to flooding. “We’re optimistic about 61 North and 49 West (in Yazoo County), but 61 South is a different story.” This morning’s readings showed the Mississippi River fell three-tenths of a foot to 54.9 in the past 24 hours. The slow fall is seen as vital to the sides of a saturated

mainline levee system that has held steady during the historic flood, save for spotty instances of sand boils and slides. Levels at the Steele Bayou Control Structure were 104.2 feet on the river side, down two-tenths of a foot. The land side rose five onehundredths of a foot to 89.9 feet. About a quarter-inch of rain fell across Sharkey and Issaquena counties Tuesday through Thursday, contributing to the slight rise, said Marty Pope, senior service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson.

Tuesday at his home at 4747 Bovina Cutoff Road from a gunshot wound to the chest, and Justin Tornero, 26, of Houston, died Monday from a gunshot wound to the neck that occurred in a hotel room at the Econo Lodge, 3959 E. Clay St. Authorities have classified both of those shootings as accidents, though

Daniel O’Neil Dodd, 28, Tornero’s roommate and coworker at International Security Agency, was charged by Vicksburg police with manslaughter by culpable negligence. District Attorney Ricky Smith said the charges against Dodd will be presented to the Warren County grand jury that meets July

800 have registered to help victims More than 800 people have registered to assist flood victims in 14 counties declared disaster areas due to flooding — and more are encouraged to do so, the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service said Thursday. Individuals and volunteer groups interested in serving affected areas after flood waters recede may register online at www. mcvs.org or call 888.353.1793 to register by phone.

“Volunteer registration allows MCVS to maximize volunteers’ impact by matching a group or individual’s skills and availability to a community’s immediate needs,” MCVS Deputy Director of Programs and Operations Brandi McNeil said. “MCVS works with state and local Emergency Managers to ensure that volunteers can safely and effectively serve those with the greatest needs in times of disaster.”

Continued from Page A1. 25. Dodd, who is from Tyler, Texas, is out of jail on $32,000 bond. In the two earlier killings: • Timothy Wayne Harmon, 25, 3400 U.S. 80 Lot 4, was killed on Jan. 6. Jeremy Blake Bowlin, 18, the son of Harmon’s girlfriend, is charged with murder in Harmon’s death. He remains in the Warren

County Jail without bond. • Alicia Michelle Vega, 32, 100 Jones Road Lot 19, was killed on May 2. Her 14-year-old stepdaughter, Tyla Denise Vega, is charged with murder in her death and remains in the Warren County Jail without bond.

son Selby and his wife, Anna Marsh Selby of Jackson; and cherished grandson, Lawson Maddox Selby of Bovina. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Vicksburg, MS 39180 or to a favorite charity.

ces Smith and Shirley Smith, both of Fayette, and Leslie Mable of Gary, Ind.; 25 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Jessie Smith of Fayette and Pauline Coleman of Lorman. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Fellowship M.B. Church in Lorman with the Rev. Kemp Burley officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson and Sunday at the church from 1 p.m. until the service.

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.

William Conrad Clark William Conrad “Bill” Clark passed away from this life on May 25, 2011, at 9:45 p.m. at his home. He was 77. For 10 months he had fought a courageous battle with cancer. Even though it seems that cancer has won, we know differently, because our Lord said, “Well done, Bill Clark, come home to everything I have prepared for you.” Bill was born on Dec. 18, 1933, near Meridian, Miss. He and his wife, Gwendolyn Clark, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Bill served two years in the Navy, where he learned his trade. He went on to serve his community as a barber for 55 years, becoming the oldest working barber in Vicksburg. He was not just a barber; he was a friend, confidante and compassionate ear. Bill was a Christian and active member of Bovina Baptist Church and his men’s Sunday school class. He enjoyed bicycling, kayaking, painting and woodworking. He was a loving husband and father who truly sought to please the Lord in his actions. He always wanted to do for others rather than for himself. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn Clark of Vicksburg; one son, Casey Clark and wife Arlene of Pineville, La.; two daughters, Donna Smithhart of Brandon and Kala Knight and husband Dan of Atlanta, Texas; a brother, Clifton Clark of Kingwood, Texas; nine grandchildren; seven great-grand-

children; and nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Revs. Ronnie Robinson and Jerry File officiating. Graveside services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in Brookhaven. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Bill Downey, Hayes Carlisle, Sonny Hickman, Richard Blush, Rolly Oldenburg, Martin Halman, Wayne Patrick and Rusty Larsen. Honorary pallbearers will be Luke Mobley and members of the men’s Sunday school class at Bovina Baptist Church.

Alexandria Peaches Services for Alexandria “Ally” Peaches will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Church, Bovina, with the Rev. Tyrone Dixon officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 until 8 tonight at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Ms. Peaches died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was 20. She was a student at Mississippi College in Clinton and a 2008 graduate of Warren Central High School. She was a member of St. Paul Church, Bovina.

Richard Allen Selby Richard Allen Selby, 62, lifetime resident of Vicksburg, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at his home in Bovina. Services will be held at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Bovina on Saturday, May 28. Visitation will be from 8:30 until 10 a.m., with the worship service beginning at 10. Ricky was born to the late Claude Hamilton and Anne

Allen Selby of Vicksburg. A standout athlete and graduate of H.V. Cooper High School, he held state records in the 300 meter hurdles for many years and received an athletic scholarship to Mississippi State University, where he earned a degree in 1971. Mr. Selby was a businessman involved in real estate development, construction and several other pursuits. Although he achieved success in his various businesses, his greatest joy was mentoring and working alongside his three sons. Above all, family was most important. Preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Anne Selby, and his brother, Allan B. Selby, Ricky is survived by his wife, Betsy Biedenharn Selby; three sons, Richard Allen Selby II of Bovina, Charles Biedenharn Selby of Vicksburg, David Nichol-

Mildred Smith FAYETTE — Mildred Smith died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg. She was 85. Mrs. Smith was a member of Fellowship M.B. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Smith; two daughters, Rose Hughes and Joyce Smith; and her parents, Bennie and Carrie Nevels. She is survived by four sons, Lucion Smith, Houston Smith, General Thomas and Rufus Thomas, all of Fayette; three daughters, Fran-

BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT TONIGHT

Saturday

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Mostly clear tonight, lows in the lower 60s; sunny Saturday, highs in the lower 90s

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 Saturday-Sunday Mostly clear Saturday night, lows in the upper 60s; sunny Sunday, highs in the lower to mid-90s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Mostly clear tonight, lows in the lower 60s Saturday-Sunday Mostly clear Saturday night, lows in the upper 60s; sunny Sunday, highs in the lower to mid-90s

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Shooting Pace said deputies retrieved a 9 mm handgun believed to have been used in the shooting. He said the case remains under investigation. Gerald Allen’s death was the third shooting death in four days in Warren County and the third homicide in the county this year. Richard A. Selby, 62, died

PRECISION FORECAST

Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 83º Low/past 24 hours............... 63º Average temperature......... 73º Normal this date................... 75º Record low..............47º in 1961 Record high............94º in 1953 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............1.54 inches Total/year.............. 19.68 inches Normal/month......4.39 inches Normal/year........ 26.41 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Saturday: A.M. Active............................ 2:08 A.M. Most active................. 8:18 P.M. Active............................. 2:29 P.M. Most active.................. 8:40 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:01 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:02 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 5:59

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 54.9 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.5 | Change: +0.03 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 37.2 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 29.7 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 5.1 | Change: +1.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 11.6 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................89.9 River................................. 104.2

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Saturday................................. 45.8 Sunday.................................... 46.1 Monday.................................. 46.7 Memphis Saturday................................. 33.0 Sunday.................................... 32.5 Monday.................................. 32.1 Greenville Saturday................................. 58.8 Sunday.................................... 58.1 Monday.................................. 57.4 Vicksburg Saturday................................. 54.2 Sunday.................................... 53.7 Monday.................................. 53.2


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8 U.S. troops killed by two blasts in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — New details that emerged today show that eight U.S. troops who were killed while on foot patrol in southern Afghanistan the day before were hit by two consecutive blasts, with one explosion going off as troops rushed to aid those wounded from the first blast, NATO said. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack in the southern, Kan-

dahar province. It was the deadliest day for NATO in Afghanistan since April 27, when a veteran Afghan military pilot killed eight U.S. troops and an American civilian contractor at Kabul airport. The Kandahar attack started as the troops began to inspect a suspicious object they found while patrolling on foot in the mountainous Shorabak district, 12 miles (19 kilometers)

from the Pakistan border. The first explosion wounded some of the service members, while the second came as others tried to help the injured, NATO said. U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose the information, have confirmed that all eight victims were Americans. Two Afghan policemen also died and two others were

wounded, said Gen. Abdul Raziq, chief of the Afghan border police in the province. Separately, NATO today announced the death of a service member killed in an insurgent attack, also in southern Afghanistan. Forty international service members have been killed so far this month, while so far this year, 191 coalition troops have died in Afghanistan. Insurgents declared the start

of a spring offensive on May 1 against NATO and the Afghan government. NATO has been expecting the Taliban to stage a series of spectacular and complex attacks, and the group has already carried out a number of them recently. The effectiveness of the Taliban’s long-awaited spring campaign, code-named Badr after one of the Prophet Muhammad’s decisive military vic-

Korean War prisoner buried after 60 years FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — For 60 years, Artie Hodapp’s family agonized over a heartrending mystery: Where had the young man, known for his rollicking sense of humor, come to rest after dying in the Korean War? They couldn’t know that the answer was among 17 boxes of remains that the North Koreans turned over nearly two decades ago. Nor could they know that the DNA the Army collected from his surviving siblings several years ago would finally help solve the riddle. Hodapp’s long journey home came to an end this week at a Catholic cemetery in northern Illinois, where he was buried with full military honors beneath a grave marker his sister bought despite not knowing where he was. “We waited all this while,” said Frances Meyers, 88, remembering her parents and siblings who died without knowing Hodapp’s fate. “The rest are all gone, but I’ve got to feel good about it for them, too, the rest of the family. Everybody wanted him back but there was nothing we could do about it.” Six decades later, Hodapp is no longer a forgotten soldier of the so-called Forgotten War, but an example of the U.S. Defense Department’s stubborn efforts to account for

Civil War cemetery in Washington to be rededicated Saturday

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Frances Meyers, 88, holds a portrait of her brother, Artie Hodapp, during funeral services in Freeport, Ill., Wednesday. young men lost in long-ago battles. Through a review of Army reports and the memories of a fellow POW tracked down in New Jersey, The Associated Press was able to reconstruct the conditions under which the young man — called a “spitfire” and the “life of the party” — starved to death in a prisoner of war camp. The story of Arthur Leon Aloysius Hodapp comes partly from a soldier held in the same camp, who described the pasty cattle feed given to prisoners, the agonizing dysentery and

the “give-up-itis” to which some men succumbed. Other clues surfaced in a cousin’s chance meeting with a former POW in Minnesota who had Hodapp’s name and date of death scratched in his boot. Finally, U.S. military scientists were finally able to link his siblings’ DNA to Hodapp’s dental records. Army officials announced the identification just shy of 60 years after Hodapp’s April 23, 1951, capture by Chinese Communists in heavy fighting 40 miles north of Seoul. He

died July 3, 1951, in or near the POW camp, which his family didn’t know until the war ended two years later. Hodapp is one of just 162 missing soldiers from the Korean War who has been identified since the 1950s. He is one of the about 90 service members identified each year by the U.S. military from among tens of thousands still missing from World War II, Korea and Vietnam — including 7,995 from Korea. “We don’t want any of our guys lost over there forever,”

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says a cemetery holding the graves of 41 Union soldiers who died defending Washington in the Civil War is to be rededicated this Memorial Day weekend. Spokesman Bill Line says the National Battleground Cemetery in Northwest will be rededicated at 11 a.m. Saturday by authorities with a salute from a U.S. Army color guard. “Taps” will be played. Line says the Union soldiers died at the Battle of Fort Stevens in July 1864. Confederates attacked Washington’s defenses but were thwarted in a bid to capture the capital. The cemetery’s original dedication date isn’t known.

said Clyde Fruth, founder and commander of Freeport’s chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association, who chokes up when talking about Hodapp because of his own Korean combat experience. “All the guys over there, they all say that if they die, they don’t want to be left over there.”

tories, could affect the size of President Barack Obama’s planned drawdown of U.S. troops in July. Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, has said the size of the withdrawal will depend on conditions on the ground. The alliance has committed itself to handing over control of security in the country to Afghans by 2014.

Historic spacewalk wraps up station CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two astronauts made history today as the final spacewalkers of NASA’s 30-year shuttle program, completing construction of the International Space Station with the smooth addition of an extension boom. “This space station is the pinnacle of human achievement and international cooperation,” spacewalker Gregory Chamitoff observed before heading back inside. “Twelve years of building and 15 countries and now it’s the Parthenon in the sky and hopefully the doorstep to our future. So congratulations everybody on assembly complete.” Chamitoff said it was fitting for Endeavour to be present at the end of space station construction since it was present for the first assembly mission in December 1998. It was the fourth spacewalk in a week for the Endeavour astronauts, headed back to Earth in just a few days. Chamitoff and his spacewalking partner, Mike Fincke, teamed up with robot arm operator Gregory Johnson to accomplish this last construction job.

GOP presidential hopefuls shifting on global warming WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republican presidential contenders who once supported combatting global warming, the race is heating up. Faced with an activist right wing that questions the science linking pollution to changes in the Earth’s climate and also disdains big government, most of the GOP contenders have stepped back from their previous positions on global warming. Some have apologized outright for past support of proposals to reduce heattrapping pollution. And those who haven’t fully recanted are under pressure to do so. The latest sign of that pressure came Thursday when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he was pulling his state out of a regional agreement to reduce greenhouse gases, saying it won’t work. While Christie, a rising GOP star, has said he won’t run for his party’s presidential nomination, some in the party continue to

recruit him. “Republican presidential hopefuls can believe in manmade global warming as long as they never talk about it, and oppose all the so-called solutions,” said Marc Morano, a former aide to Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, a skeptic.

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Vicksburg High didn’t have to search far to find its new baseball coach. Former assistant Ryan Grey, who served as an understudy under previous coaches Jamie Creel and Cody Zumbro, has been promoted to head coach. The Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees voted to approve the change in Grey’s status at Thursday’s meeting. Grey replaces Zumbro, who returned to Clinton High as an assistant coach after one season at Vicksburg. “It’s always been a dream of mine to come back and coach

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the team that I played for,” the 28-year-old Grey said. “It’s a great honor to get this opportunity.” While one Warren County school found its baseball coach, another will begin its search. Porters Chapel Academy’s Jerry Bourne will move to Vicksburg as Grey’s top assistant. Bourne was the head coach for PCA this

past season and most of 2010, after headmaster Doug Branning stepped down to focus on his administrative duties. “I’ve heard a lot of great things about him,” Grey said of Bourne. “He’s very witty and knowledgeable about the game of baseball. Talking to some of his former players, they had a lot of respect for him and loved playing for him. I think it’ll be a couple of great minds working together. It always takes a lot of the load off the head coach when you have a great assistant coach.” Grey, a Mississippi State graduate, was endorsed by his former coach Creel, who is now an assistant principal at Vicksburg. Creel saw early

on, during Grey’s playing days, that his leadership ability would translate well later as a coach. “He always thought like a coach,” Creel said of his former catcher. “He showed a lot of signs of things that good coaches do, but as a player. He was always asking questions and was our field general. He’s a Gator and he bleeds green and white. I think he’s going to bring a lot of knowledge to the job.” Grey has been with the Gators for five years, both as a volunteer and as a paraprofessional assistant before his promotion. He feels his familiarity with the players, parents and program’s aspirations will eliminate the

Busby battles through tough year

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Arkansas catcher went 4-for-5 with two RBIs on Thursday as the Razorbacks eliminated Mississippi State from the SEC Tournament with a 7-2 victory. Story/B3

Sidelines CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Moments after Brad Keselowski drove the fastest car at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday night, the surging driver couldn’t resist poking fun at the driver caught going too fast two days earlier. Keselowski’s lap of 192.089 mph gave him the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. He was then asked what’s been the difference in the past two Sprint Cup races — finishes of third and 13th — after a bad start. “My crew chief, Paul Wolfe, he lives off of Perth Road,” Keselowski said. “So maybe he found some secrets there. There’s a lot of speed on that road, I hear.” Perth Road in nearby Troutman was where a police officer said he clocked Kyle Busch driving 128 mph in a 45 mph zone on Tuesday. AJ Allmendinger will join Keselowski on the front row for NASCAR’s longest race. Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin and Jeff Burton rounded out the top five.

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adjustment period that many new coaches go through. His hiring will also allow him to jump right into summer ball and build some team chemistry as the Gators build on last year’s 13-15 finish. The summer schedule begins at the Madison Central tournament. “It’s a great advantage, I know each each of the players personally, their families, where they live and I think it’ll be a smooth transition,” Grey said. “The kids understand me and I understand them. We’re ready to hit the ground running. We’re losing four players off this year’s team and this summer, I’ll be

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Southern Miss third baseman Mark Ellis tags out Houston’s Joel Ansley on a stolen base attempt in the second inning Thursday. Below, USM’s Kameron Brunty bunts at a ball. Houston beat Southern Miss in 14 innings, 7-6, to clinch a spot in Saturday’s Conference USA Tournament championship game. The game ended just before 2 a.m.

Houston tops USM, advances to title game By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com PEARL — Eleven o’clock came and went. Midnight became a distant memory, and 1 a.m. zipped by in a blur. Somewhere around last call, and just before the neighbors called the cops, Ryan Still finally put an end to the madness. The Houston second baseman laid down a perfect bunt between the pitcher’s mound and first base, allowing John Cannon to score the winning run in the 14th inning as the Cougars beat Southern Miss 7-6 in the Conference USA Tournament. Still’s bunt ended the longest game in C-USA Tournament history and clinched a spot for the Cougars in Saturday night’s championship game. They’ll face the winner of this afternoon’s matchup between Rice and Central Florida. “Everybody, on our team and their team, just left everything out on the field. It was just a great game. I tip my hat to those guys. Nothing was held back. It was just an amazing game,” Still said. Southern Miss still has one tournament game to play, tonight at 7:30 against East Carolina. Although the Golden Eagles can’t play for the championship — Houston

holds the tiebreaker advantage and can do no worse than tie USM — they’re still trying to earn the right to host an NCAA regional next week. A win tonight would help them in that cause. “It’s a good RPI game tomorrow. We get in there and get a win tomorrow and we can boost our RPI and we can still host this thing,” USM reliever Collin Cargill said. Southern Miss and Houston shattered the short-lived record for longest tournament game that had been set by Tulane and East Carolina a few hours earlier. Those two teams played 11 innings, and no game in 15 previous tournaments had gone longer than 10. The Golden Eagles and Cougars made a mockery of those marks with their 4 hour, 43 minute marathon that ended at 1:49 a.m. There were 454 total pitches thrown, including 100 by Houston starter Mo Wiley and 98 by USM’s Cargill. Amazingly, more than half of the announced crowd of 2,472 stayed until the bitter end, loudly cheering each play and threatening to wake the residents of the houses across the street from Trustmark Park. See USM, Page B3.

Conference USA Tournament At Trustmark Park Thursday UCF 6, UAB 4 Rice 8, Memphis 5 East Carolina 4, Tulane 2 Houston 7, USM 6 Today UAB vs. Memphis, 9 a.m. UCF vs. Rice, 12:30 p.m. Tulane vs. Houston, 4 p.m. E. Carolina vs. USM, 7:30 p.m.

On B3 Mississippi State ousted in SEC tourney

PEARL — The last time Michael Busby played a game at Trustmark Park, he was a wide-eyed high school kid with a bright baseball future in front of him. The former Porters Chapel Academy star returned this week in the latest stop on a winding and sometimes frustrating journey through the world of college baseball. Now a junior at UAB, he has battled disappointment and injuries while still enjoying a few highs along the way and maintaining a sunny outlook on what’s still in store. “It’s been up and down. It’s had high points and low points. I’ve tried Michael to stay Busby even keel and stay with it,” Busby said. After finishing his high school career in the 2007 MAIS all-star game at Trustmark Park, Busby went on to Mississippi State and started his college career with a flourish. As a freshman relief pitcher, he struck out 30 batters in 37 innings and tied for the team lead with 19 appearances. That success was short-lived, though. An arm injury ended his 2009 season after only five games and ultimately led coach John Cohen to pull his scholarship. So Busby went to Hinds Community College, where he hit .324 with 40 RBIs and 40 runs scored and helped the Eagles win the MACJC championship. Busby had signed with UAB before he even suited up at Hinds, but his strong 2010 season seemed to indicate a return to form. So far, however, his stint in Birmingham has been just another rollercoaster ride. Busby worked his way See Busby, Page B3.


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Friday, May 27, 2011

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nba playoffs

Miami storms past Chicago, into NBA Finals CHICAGO (AP) — This was how LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh envisioned it when they decided to unite in Miami, and now that a championship is in sight, they’re not offering any apologies. Don’t like the decision? Still upset about how everything unfolded? Fine, but understand this: “I wanted to team up with some guys that I understood would never die down in the moment,” James said. “The opportunity presented itself with this great organization, and D-Wade came to me and said it was possible. We made it happen.” Did they ever, just when it seemed this series was about to be extended. James scored 28 points, Wade added 21, and they led a furious rally in the

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING 7 p.m. Speed - World of Outlaws, at Concord, N.C. BOXING 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Heavyweights, Chris Arreola (31-2-0) vs. Kendrick Releford (22-14-2) COLLEGE SOFTBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - NCAA super regionals, Stanford at Alabama, Game 3 (if necessary) 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 - NCAA super regionals, Texas A&M at Arizona St., Game 3 (if necessary) GOLF 2 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Byron Nelson Championship MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:10 p.m. WGN - Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 6:30 p.m. MLB - Cincinnati at Atlanta COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. FSN - Florida State vs. Georgia Tech 6 p.m. FSN - North Carolina vs. Wake Forest NHL PLAYOFFS 7 p.m. Versus - Tampa Bay at Boston, Game 7

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from staff & AP reports

MLB Giants catcher Posey lost for the season

SAN FRANCISCO — Giants star catcher Buster Posey is likely out for the season with a fractured bone in his lower left leg suffered during a collision at home plate. The Giants announced that Posey was placed on the disabled list, a night after he was crushed by Scott Cousins while trying to block the winning run in the 12th inning against the Marlins. He also was scheduled to have an MRI. The reigning NL Rookie of the Year was batting .284 with four home runs and 21 RBIs for the firstplace Giants.

NFL Veteran kicker Stover announces retirement OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Former Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover announced his retirement Thursday, ending an NFL career that spanned two decades. Stover leaves the NFL as the fourth-ranked scorer in the league’s history with 2,004 points and 471 field goals. He is the Ravens’ alltime leading scorer with 1,464 points. He also ranks seventh in the league in field goal accuracy with an 83.7 percent success rate.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 27 1873 — Survivor is the winner of the first Preakness Stakes. 1968 — “Papa Bear” George Halas retires as head coach of the Chicago Bears. 1982 — The Los Angeles Lakers, despite an 11-day layoff, beat Philadelphia 124-117 in Game 1 of the NBA finals for their ninth consecutive victory. The nine straight wins sets the NBA record for consecutive wins during one postseason. 1984 — Rick Mears wins the Indianapolis 500 by the largest margin in 17 years with a record-setting 163.612 mph. Mears beats Roberto Guerrero and Al Unser by two laps. Fifteen of the 33 drivers are eliminated during two crashes.

final minutes as the Heat eliminated Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 83-80 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night. James and Wade were simply spectacular down the stretch, each scoring eight during a game-ending 18-3 run as the Heat wiped out a 12-point deficit to win the series. Now, they are headed back to the NBA finals for the first time since 2006, and in a fitting twist, they’ll be facing the Mavericks. Back then, with Wade leading the way, Miami beat Dallas to capture the title. This time, it’ll be James and Dirk Nowitzki going at it for their first rings. The Heat will host Game 1 on Tuesday night. “There’s no sense of relief right now,” James said. “We’ve still got work to do. We’ll look at this moment

tonight, have a little bit of time tomorrow to go over this moment, what we just accomplished. But we get ready for Dallas very soon. We don’t take for granted this win and take for granted being Eastern Conference champions.” Even so, this is exactly where the Big Three intended to be right from the start, like it or not. And it’s safe to say, most don’t. The Heat, after all, wore that villain label well. The free-agent frenzy left a bitter taste for many, particularly after James’ announcement on national TV. As for the hatred? “What’s today’s date — the 26th?” James said. “I say we’ve got about a month left. About a month left of continued hate. We’ll see what happens next year.”

scoreboard college baseball SEC Tournament

Game Game Game Game Game Game Game Game Game Game

At Hoover, Ala. May 25 1 - Alabama 7, Arkansas 4 2 - Florida 7, Mississippi St. 5 3 - South Carolina 7, Auburn 3 4 - Vanderbilt 10, Georgia 0 Thursday 5 - Arkansas 7, Mississippi St. 2 6 - Georgia 3, Auburn 2 7 - Florida 6, Alabama 0 8 - Vanderbilt 7, South Carolina 2 Today 9 - Arkansas vs. Alabama, 3 p.m. 10 - Georgia vs. South Carolina, 7 p.m. Saturday 11 - Vanderbilt vs. Game 9 winner, 9:30

Game a.m. Game 12 - Florida 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 UCF 16, Memphis 9 UAB 9, Rice 8 Houston 8, East Carolina 5 Southern Miss 6, Tulane 1 Thursday Central Florida 6, UAB 4 Rice 8, Memphis 5 East Carolina 4, Tulane 2, 11 innings Houston 7, Southern Miss 6, 14 innings Today 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 Houston vs. UCF or Rice, 7 p.m.

mlb W New York.......................27 Boston...........................28 Tampa Bay....................26 Baltimore.......................24 Toronto..........................24

L 21 22 23 24 26

Central Division

W Cleveland.......................30 Detroit............................25 Chicago.........................24 Kansas City...................22 Minnesota......................16

L 17 24 28 27 32

Pct .563 .560 .531 .500 .480

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

At Pearl May 25

American League East Division

Today’s Games Pittsburgh (Correia 6-4) at Chicago Cubs (D.Davis 0-2), 1:20 p.m. San Diego (Richard 2-5) at Washington (Lannan 2-5), 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Oswalt 3-2) at N.Y. Mets (Capuano 3-5), 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 3-2) at Atlanta (Hanson 5-3), 6:35 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 5-5) at Houston (Myers 1-4), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 4-4) at Milwaukee (Marcum 6-1), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 4-3) at Colorado (Jimenez 0-4), 7:40 p.m. Florida (Vazquez 3-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Garland 1-4), 9:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 12:05 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 12:05 p.m. San Francisco at Milwaukee, 3:10 p.m. Arizona at Houston, 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 6:10 p.m. Florida at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.

GB — — 1 1/2 3 4

Pct GB .638 — .510 6 .462 8 1/2 .449 9 .333 14 1/2

W Tennessee (Cubs).........31 Jackson (Mariners)........26 Chattanooga (Dodgers).24 Huntsville (Brewers)......22 Carolina (Reds).............13

——— National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................31 Florida............................29 Atlanta...........................28 New York.......................23 Washington....................21

L 19 19 23 26 28

Central Division

W St. Louis........................30 Milwaukee......................27 Cincinnati.......................26 Chicago.........................22 Pittsburgh......................22 Houston.........................19

L 21 23 25 26 26 31

West Division

W L San Francisco...............27 22 Arizona..........................26 24 Colorado........................24 25 Los Angeles..................22 29 San Diego.....................20 30 Thursday’s Games Philadelphia 10, Cincinnati 4 Chicago Cubs 9, N.Y. Mets 3 Florida 1, San Francisco 0 Arizona 6, Colorado 3

Pct .620 .604 .549 .469 .429

GB — 1 3 1/2 7 1/2 9 1/2

Pct GB .588 — .540 2 1/2 .510 4 .458 6 1/2 .458 6 1/2 .380 10 1/2 Pct .551 .520 .490 .431 .400

GB — 1 1/2 3 6 7 1/2

Pct. .660 .565 .522 .489 .277

GB — 4 1/2 6 1/2 8 18

____________________________________________________________________________ SPORTING TIMES FISHING/HUNTING TIMES Longitude: 90.90W Latitude: 32.32N 2011 A. M. P. M. SUN TIMES MOON MOON May Minor Major Minor Major Rise Sets Rises Sets Up Down DST ____________________________________________________________________________ 22 Sun 10:21 4:09 10:45 4:33 06:02 07:58 12:03a 10:59a 5:29a 5:52p * 23 Mon 11:11 5:00 11:34 5:22 06:01 07:58 12:39a 11:57a 6:15a 6:37p * 24 Tue Q 11:56 5:46 ----- 6:07 06:01 07:59 1:10a 12:52p 6:58a 7:19p * 25 Wed Q 12:17 6:27 12:37 6:47 06:00 08:00 1:39a 1:46p 7:39a 8:00p * 26 Thu 12:55 7:05 1:15 7:25 06:00 08:00 2:07a 2:39p 8:20a 8:40p * associated 27 Fri 1:31 7:41 1:52 8:02 05:59 08:01 2:35a 3:32pThe9:00a 9:21ppress * LeBron Game 5 of10:04p the East28 Sat James 2:08 celebrates 8:18 2:29 after 8:40 the 05:59Miami 08:02 Heat 3:05awon 4:27p 9:42a * ____________________________________________________________________________ ern Conference finals Thursday against Chicago. Miami’s 83-80 victory Major=2 hours/Minor=1 Times are centered on the major/minor window clinched the series. hour F = Full Moon N = New Moon Q = Quarter > = Peak Activity! DST column will have * in it if in effect that day. Calibrated for Time Zone: 6W Don't forget to renew your tables at http://www.solunar.com ____________________________________________________________________________ SPORTING TIMES FISHING/HUNTING TIMES Longitude: 90.90W Latitude: 32.32N 2011 A. M. P. M. SUN TIMES MOON MOON May Minor Major Minor Major Rise Sets Rises Sets Up Down DST ____________________________________________________________________________ 29 Sun 2:45 8:57 3:08 9:19 05:59 08:02 3:37a 5:23p 10:26a 10:50p * 30 Mon > 3:26 9:38 3:50 10:02 05:58 08:03 4:12a 6:20p 11:13a 11:38p * 31 Tue > 4:11 10:23 4:36 10:48 05:58 08:03 4:53a 7:17p 12:03p NoMoon * 01 Wed N 5:00 11:13 5:26 11:39 05:58 08:04 5:38a 8:13p 12:55p 12:29a * 02 Thu > 5:53 11:35 6:20 12:06 05:57 08:04 6:30a 9:07p 1:49p 1:22a * 03 Fri > 6:49 12:36 7:16 1:03 05:57 08:05 7:26a 9:56p 2:43p 2:16a * 04 Sat 7:48 1:34 8:14 2:01 05:57 08:06 8:27a 10:41p 3:37p 3:10a * ____________________________________________________________________________ Major=2 hours/Minor=1 hour Times are centered on the major/minor window F = Full Moon N = New Moon Q = Quarter > = Peak Activity! DST column will have * in it if in effect that day. Calibrated for Time Zone: 6W Don't forget to renew your tables at http://www.solunar.com Miami 21 17 19 26 — 83 Chicago 25 20 17 18 — 80 3-Point Goals—Miami 6-15 (James 3-6, Chalmers 1-1, Wade 1-2, Miller 1-4, Bibby 0-2), Chicago 7-22 (Deng 2-4, Rose 2-8, Brewer 1-2, Korver 1-3, Bogans 1-4, Watson 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Miami 52 (James 11), Chicago 54 (Thomas, Noah 8). Assists—Miami 12 (James 6), Chicago 18 (Rose 8). Total Fouls—Miami 18, Chicago 28. Technicals—Gibson. Flagrant Fouls—Boozer. A—23,057 (20,917).

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South Division

W L Pct. GB Birm.(White Sox)...........25 21 .543 — Mobile (Diamondbacks).25 21 .543 — Jacksonville (Marlins)....25 22 .532 1/2 Montgomery (Rays).......22 25 .468 3 1/2 Mississippi (Braves)...19 28 .404 6 1/2 ——— Thursday’s Games Birmingham 8, Carolina 2 Mississippi at Tennessee, ppd., rain Huntsville at Chattanooga, ppd., rain Jackson 8, Mobile 3 Jacksonville 3, Montgomery 0 Today’s Games Huntsville at Chattanooga, 4:15 p.m., 1st game Mississippi at Tennessee, 5:15 p.m., 1st game Birmingham at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Huntsville at Chattanooga, 6:45 p.m., 2nd game Jackson at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Mississippi at Tennessee, 7:15 p.m., 2nd game Saturday’s Games Jackson at Mobile, 5:05 p.m., 1st game Mississippi at Tennessee, 5:15 p.m. Birmingham at Carolina, 5:15 p.m. Huntsville at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Jacksonville at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Jackson at Mobile, 7:35 p.m., 2nd game

nba

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................26 24 .520 — Los Angeles..................26 26 .500 1 Seattle...........................24 25 .490 1 1/2 Oakland.........................24 27 .471 2 1/2 Thursday’s Games Baltimore 6, Kansas City 5, 12 innings Boston 14, Detroit 1, 8 innings Oakland 4, L.A. Angels 3 Chicago White Sox 3, Toronto 1 Today’s Games Boston (Wakefield 1-1) at Detroit (Porcello 4-2), 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 4-3) at Toronto (Drabek 3-3), 6:07 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 6-1) at Tampa Bay (Price 5-4), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (Adcock 1-0) at Texas (C.Lewis 4-5), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Chatwood 3-2) at Minnesota (S.Baker 2-3), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 2-3) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 5-2), 9:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 5-3) at Seattle (Pineda 6-2), 9:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 3:10 p.m. Boston at Detroit, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at Texas, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Baltimore at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.

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CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

May May May May May

15: 18: 22: 24: 26:

Chicago 4, Miami 1 Chicago 103, Miami 82 Miami 85, Chicago 75 Miami 96, Chicago 85 Miami 101, Chicago 93, OT Miami 83, Chicago 80

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Dallas 4, 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 112, Oklahoma City 105, OT Wednesday: Dallas 100, Oklahoma City 96

——— NBA FINALS

(Best-of-7) Miami vs. Dallas Tuesday: Dallas at Miami, 8 p.m. June 2: Dallas at Miami, 8 p.m. June 5: Miami at Dallas, 7 p.m. June 7: Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m. x-June 9: Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m. x-June 12: Dallas at Miami, 7 p.m. x-June 14: Dallas at Miami, 8 p.m.

HEAT 83, BULLS 80

MIAMI (83) James 8-19 9-11 28, Bosh 7-15 6-6 20, Anthony 1-2 1-3 3, Bibby 0-4 0-0 0, Wade 6-13 8-11 21, Haslem 0-4 0-0 0, Chalmers 1-2 1-2 4, Miller 3-7 0-0 7. Totals 26-66 25-33 83. CHICAGO (80) Deng 6-17 4-5 18, Boozer 1-6 3-4 5, Noah 2-4 1-2 5, Rose 9-29 5-6 25, Bogans 2-5 0-0 5, Brewer 4-5 1-2 10, Gibson 0-3 0-0 0, Thomas 2-5 0-0 4, Watson 1-3 1-2 3, Korver 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 29-81 15-21 80.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE

Boston 3, Tampa Bay 3 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 May 23: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 May 25: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4 Today: Tampa Bay at Boston, 7 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

May May May May May

15: 18: 20: 22: 24:

Vancouver 4, San Jose 1 Vancouver 3, San Jose 2 Vancouver 7, San Jose 3 San Jose 4, Vancouver 3 Vancouver 4, San Jose 2 Vancouver 3, San Jose 2

——— STANLEY CUP FINALS

(Best-of-7) June 1: Boston-Tampa Bay winner at Vancouver, 7 p.m. June 4: Boston-Tampa Bay winner at Vancouver, 7 p.m. June 6: Vancouver at Boston-Tampa Bay winner, 7 p.m. June 8: Vancouver at Boston-Tampa Bay winner, 8 p.m. x-June 10: Boston-Tampa Bay winner at Vancouver, 8 p.m. x-June 13: Vancouver at Boston-Tampa Bay winner, 8 p.m. x-June 15: Boston-Tampa Bay winner at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 Lineup

After Thursday qualifying; race Sunday At Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 192.089 mph. 2. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 191.693. 3. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 191.686. 4. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 191.367. 5. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 191.245. 6. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 191.069. 7. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 190.921. 8. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 190.799. 9. (21) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 190.752. 10. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 190.705. 11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 190.604. 12. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 190.564. 13. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 190.409. 14. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 190.201. 15. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 190.161. 16. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 190.067. 17. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 189.893. 18. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 189.867. 19. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 189.86. 20. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 189.767. 21. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 189.44. 22. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 189.414. 23. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 189.321. 24. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 189.288. 25. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 188.937. 26. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 188.844. 27. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 188.653.

28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43.

(29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 188.416. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 188.16. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 188.048. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 187.99. (95) David Starr, Ford, 187.944. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 187.682. (46) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 187.513. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 187.201. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 187.169. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 186.994. (30) David Stremme, Chevrolet, 186.916. (32) Mike Bliss, Ford, 186.413. (09) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, Owner Points. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. (60) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 186.774.

Sprint Cup Schedule April 30 — Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 (Kyle Busch) May 7 — Southern 500 (Regan Smith) May 15 — FedEx 400 (Matt Kenseth) May 21 — x-Sprint Showdown (David Ragan) May 21 — x-Sprint All-Star Race (Carl Edwards) May 29 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 5 — STP 400, Kansas City, Kan. June 12 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 19 — Heluva Good! 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 26 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. x-Non-points race

Sprint Cup standings 1. Carl Edwards................................................. 2. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 3. Kyle Busch..................................................... 4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 5. Kevin Harvick................................................. 6. Matt Kenseth.................................................. 7. Ryan Newman............................................... 8. Clint Bowyer................................................... 9. Kurt Busch..................................................... 10. Tony Stewart................................................ 11. Mark Martin.................................................. 12. Greg Biffle.................................................... 13. Denny Hamlin.............................................. 14. Jeff Gordon.................................................. 15. Juan Pablo Montoya.................................... 16. AJ Allmendinger...........................................

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-2-3 La. Pick 4: 1-6-8-0 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-9-3 La. Pick 4: 4-2-6-2 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-9-3 La. Pick 4: 9-6-8-7 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-6-6 La. Pick 4: 3-0-4-4 Easy 5: 7-11-17-21-33 La. Lotto: 8-12-15-27-28-36 Powerball: 4-23-31-42-50 Powerball: 23; Power play:2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-0-8 La. Pick 4: 6-8-5-2 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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college baseball

Bulldogs bounced from SEC tourney From staff reports

Mississippi State’s return to the Southeastern Conference Tournament was short-lived. Arkansas used a four-run first inning and some sharp pitching from D.J. Baxendale and Barrett Astin to beat Mississippi State 7-2 in an elimination game Thursday morning in Hoover, Ala. Mississippi State, which played its first game at noon on Wednesday, was knocked out of the eight-team field in less than 24 hours. The Bulldogs went 0-2 in the tournament and have not won a game in two appearances in Hoover since claiming the tournament championship in 2005. They’ll now have to wait until Monday to find out if their 34-23 record is good enough to make the 64-team NCAA Tournament field. “I like our chances,” Mississippi State coach John Cohen said. “We have played well enough this year to deserve a spot. I feel like if our kids get in a tournament, we have a chance to win some games. We have a chance to win a regional.” Arkansas (37-19) advanced to another elimination game today at 3 p.m. against Alabama. Against Mississippi State, the Razorbacks got off to a good start and never looked back. They scored four runs in the top of the first, with the help of a walk, two wild pitches and two errors by Mississippi State. James McCann also had an RBI single, part of a 4-for-5, two-RBI day. It was eerily similar to the inning that doomed the Bulldogs in their opener Wednesday against Florida, when a walk and a hit batter led to a

game-changing grand slam. “The first inning wasn’t our best,” Cohen said. “We got behind a lot on the mound. It seemed like they had a lot of hits at the same spot on the right side. Take that inning aside, I think we play OK.” Mississippi State hit into three double plays and struggled to take advantage of what opportunities it did have. Baxendale (9-2) allowed two runs in five innings, walked two and struck out three. Astin relieved him to start the sixth and went the rest of the way, allowing just two hits in four innings. Astin struck out four and walked none. “I really didn’t have my best stuff today, but we got some big double play balls. The defense made a lot of plays behind me and it’s real easy when you have confidence in your defense,” Baxendale said. “The double plays were huge for us. Most of them came in situations where it could have broken the game out, but Tim (Carver) and Bo (Bigham) made quick turns on all of them. It helped me get out of some of the tougher innings.”

Georgia 3, Auburn 2 Alex Wood struck out eight in a complete game, and Georgia used a three-run rally in the sixth inning to eliminate Auburn (29-29). Georgia (29-29) will face South Carolina in another elimination game today at 6:30 p.m. Zach Cone had an RBI double in the sixth inning, and two more runs scored on a throwing error. Wood allowed seven hits and walked three. He retired the last 11 batters he faced.

USM Continued from Page B1.

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Arkansas pitcher D.J. Baxendale throws against Mississippi State on Thursday. Baxendale led Arkansas to a 7-2 win in an SEC Tournament elimination game.

Vanderbilt 7, South Carolina 2 Vanderbilt broke open a close game with four runs in the ninth inning and went on to beat Eastern Division rival South Carolina (45-13) in a winners’ bracket game. Vanderbilt will now face the winner of today’s elimination game between Arkansas and Alabama on Saturday morning. Mike Yastrzemski and Conrad Gregor drove in two runs apiece for Vanderbilt (46-9), while Sonny Gray had seven strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. Gray walked one batter, and allowed one earned run on five hits.

Busby Continued from Page B1. into the rotation as the Blazers’ Sunday starter, then struggled. He is 1-2 with a 6.51 ERA in eight starts. He allowed one run in six innings in an early-season win over Marshall, but lasted just one inning and gave up three runs in his last outing against Central Florida on May 15. Busby blamed much of his trouble on pain in his shoulder. When healthy, his fastball has topped out in the low 90s. By the age of 20, however, he had already had separate operations performed on his right elbow and shoulder. When his arm aches, it’s hard to be effective — and it’s hard to predict when it’ll ache, he said. “I can’t stay consistent with it. It’ll feel good one day and the next day it won’t feel good, then the next day it’ll feel good again. It’s hard to pitch when you’re up and down like that and can’t find consistent ground to stand

on.” Busby started on the mound in today’s Conference USA Tournament finale against Memphis. On Thursday, he found another way into the game. He served as the designated hitter in a 6-4 loss to Central Florida and went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. Like his up-and-down pitching, it was another piece of a frustrating season. In 69 atbats, Busby is hitting just .174 with seven RBIs and nine runs scored. Busby welcomed the dual role of pitcher and hitter, yet was aware it came about because of his struggles on the mound and at the plate. His inability to excel in either position has left UAB’s coaches experimenting to find the role that best suits him. “I’m definitely not com-

plaining about playing time. When I get a chance I’m going to play. But part of it has been because I’ve been inconsistent. It falls on me. I’ve got to be more consistent with my arm and my hitting,” Busby said. Despite a forgettable season, Busby has tried to remain optimistic. He received a medical redshirt for his lost 2009 season, and thus will have one more shot at finding the lasting success that has so far proved elusive. “It’s very disappointing, but I do have one more year next year. So, hopefully I’ll come back a little better next year,” Busby said. “It’s good that I have another year to focus on and can gather myself in between years. It’s been a good experience this year to get going a little bit and get playing again.”

VHS Continued from Page B1. able to find who is going to take those roles.” Grey intends his team to be running on the basepaths often, as rule changes and new bats with smaller sweet spots will lead to fewer home runs, forcing teams to become better at moving runners into scoring position via hit-and-runs, bunts and steals. “With all of the new bat changes, I guarantee we’ll be lucky to hit two home runs (as a team) next year),” Grey said. “But you have to play the small ball. We’re a speedy team that’s going to steal a lot of bases. We’ve always had a lot of speed and that’s always been an aspect of Vicksburg High School baseball.”

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Florida 6, Alabama 0 Hudson Randall threw eight scoreless innings, and Daniel Pigott went 4-for-4 with three runs scored to lead Florida (43-15) past Alabama (33-25) in the winners’ bracket. Bryson Smith also went 4-for-5 with three RBIs for the Gators, who will face either Georgia or South Carolina on Saturday afternoon. Randall allowed four hits and walked only one. He retired 12 straight batters from the second through the fifth inning and induced three double play balls. The sophomore improved to 3-0 against Alabama and has not allowed a run in 21 1/3 career innings against them.

“Tonight felt like an NCAA Tournament game,” Houston coach Todd Whitting said. “You hear the crowd and feel the environment. The atmosphere was outstanding here. It was fun.” Southern Miss took a 6-5 lead in the seventh inning on a two-run, two-out single by Marc Bourgeois. Houston then tied it in the bottom of the eighth when Landon Appling drew a one-out walk and scored on Caleb Ramsey’s triple. That sent the game went into extra innings, where things got a little nutty. In the 11th, USM’s Kameron Brunty blasted a drive off the top of the right field wall. It kicked back toward the infield and Berry — coaching third because his third base coach Richy Harrelson had been ejected for arguing a call — waved Brunty around as the right fielder Ramsey chased it down. The relay throw was perfect, and Brunty was tagged out on a close play at the plate. “I thought we had a pretty good shot at that time. We needed it. We’d missed some things earlier,“ Berry said. “The things that played in my mind were the grass was wet, it was going to take everything perfect to throw him out and it did.” Houston got its leadoff man on in each of the last four innings and nearly won it in the 12th. With two outs and runners on first and second, Still lined a single to left center. Southern Miss’ Justin Diliberto launched a perfect strike to home, where catcher Chase Fowler blocked the plate and forced Houston’s Joel Ansley to slide around his foot. Fowler was able to tag Ansley for the final out of the inning,

and the game went on. Finally, the Cougars came up with a play the Golden Eagles had no answer for. Cannon reached on an error to start the bottom of the 14th and went to third on a base hit by Appling. Still then laid down his bunt. Cargill, a right-hander, tried to field it with his bare hand as he ran toward the first base line and couldn’t come up with it. Even if he had, it’s doubtful he would have thrown out Appling at the plate. “He made a good bunt. I knew it was going to be close either way, so I just tried to pitch it. But it was wet and slippery and I just couldn’t get a hold of it,” Cargill said.

Rice 8, Memphis 5 Rice overcame a five-run deficit after one inning, finally taking the lead on Ryan Lewis’ RBI single in the seventh, and beat Memphis. The winner of today’s game between Rice and Central Florida will advance to Saturday’s title game.

UCF 6, UAB 4 Jonathan Griffin hit a threerun homer in the eighth inning to lift Central Florida (38-20) over UAB (29-27).

ECU 4, Tulane 2 Corey Thompson delivered a two-run double in the top of the 11th inning, and Kevin Brandt pitched out of a jam in the bottom half to give East Carolina (38-19) a victory over Tulane (30-26). Tulane had tied the game on Matt Ryan’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth, and had a chance to tie it again in the 11th. Brandt retired the last three batters after putting the first two on to end it.


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Southern drawls not music to California ears Dear Abby: While I am not from the South, many of my relatives are. They all were raised in medium to large cities, not rural areas. I’m embarrassed when they use crude terms and call their parents “Ma” and “Pa” in public. These are well-educated people, but they come across sounding like hicks and buffoons. They think it’s funny, but no one outside our family does. If someone laughs with them, it’s because of embarrassment or discomfort. No one else is willing to speak up and when I try to, they make me feel like I’m a spoiled brat. If these people were from rural areas or uneducated/ uncultured I’d understand,

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but they’re not. The sound of their “fake hickness” is like fingernails on a chalkboard! Please help. — Keeping It Real in Laguna Beach, Calif. Dear Keeping It Real: I’m sorry that visits from your relatives are so painful for you. However, I see nothing wrong with calling one’s parents “Ma” and “Pa” if those are the names they have been called all their lives. Believe me, I

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: A flurry of social activity will envelop you during the coming months. As a result, you are apt to establish several new relationships with people who could become lifelong friends. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Because you’ll make a special effort to treat all of your friends equally, chances are you’ll end up being the most popular person in your group. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Don’t deliberately seek out confrontations, but if you should be challenged, it’s not your nature to cut and run, and you’ll respond quite well. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — In your eagerness to get things done, you might have a tendency to stumble over your own clodhoppers. Subdue all impulsiveness, and everything will then look quite favorable for you. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Don’t make the mistake of relying more on the talent and abilities of others than you do your own resources. In reality, what others have to offer might have limitations. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You should strive to meet critical issues head-on instead of seeking ways to postpone them. Delays aren’t likely to improve matters, but they could create additional problems. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If you’ve got a lot on your plate, try to plan an industrious agenda and strictly adhere to it. You’ll regret it later if you don’t use the hours that are available to you now. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — No one knows better than you that all work and no play dulls life’s cutting edge. Try to break away from your customary routine and find some time for a fun involvement. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If you’ve been too busy to spend some quality time with the family lately, it might be the perfect day to do so. They’ll enjoy being with you as much as you’ll enjoy spending time with them. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — There is a good chance that you’re likely to be a bit more restless than usual. Correct this issue by allowing yourself some legroom mentally, physically and socially. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — It’s smart to treat all opportunities as if they might not be there tomorrow. Matters that have profitable possibilities should be relegated to the front burner. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Allocate a little time to spend on some matters that are important to you personally. If you don’t take care of them yourself, it isn’t likely that they will get done for some time. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — You always get more accomplished when you can establish your own pace and work in an environment free from outside meddling. Try to find that kind of seclusion.

TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m a really sensitive person, and because of this I have a hard time telling guys that I don’t want to go out with them. There are times where I’ve gone out with a guy because I didn’t want to hurt his feelings. I’m a pretty popular girl and get asked out a lot. My older sister told me that it would be better if I lied and said I was busy or had another date. Would it be wrong to tell this “little white lie”? — Nameless, Moline, Ill. Nameless: It’s much better to say, “Thanks for asking, but I prefer not going out with you.” That way, the boy knows where he stands with you. Dr. Wallace: I’m overweight, and everybody is telling me to cut down on the amount of “fats” that I eat daily. Please tell me what foods contain fats and how much they contain. I would like a definite list. I have seen lists of proteins but not lists of fats. — Nameless, Elizabethtown, Ky. Nameless: Meat, dairy products and nuts contain large amounts of fat and should be used with special care. Currently, the “average” North American fat intake is about 40 percent of the total calories eaten every day. The suggested amount of fat intake should be 30 percent or less. Examples of high-fat foods include butter, margarine, mayonnaise, salad dressing, vegetable oil, nuts, avocados, bacon, coconuts, olives, cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, cream, whole milk, “canned” milk and ice cream. Dr. Wallace: I’m a 16-year-old girl and happen to have a boyfriend. Whenever he calls me, my mother has a rule that she must get on the other telephone and listen to our conversation. If I’m ever caught calling him, I’ll be grounded for a month. I’m a good kid and don’t deserve to be treated like a baby. I’m writing to you because my Mom reads your column and I’m positive that you will agree with me. — Nameless, Tupelo, Miss. Nameless: I agree with you that Mom should not be listening to your telephone conversations with your boyfriend. If she has reason to distrust you, then she should see to it that you are not involved with a boy or a steady relationship. If mom does trust you, then she shouldn’t “supervise” your telephone calls. To continue would be a very unwise decision. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

have heard parents called much worse. The best advice I can offer would be for you to grow a thicker skin and, if that doesn’t work, spend less time with your relatives. With your attitude, you’ll be doing them a favor. Dear Abby: Should I be a bridesmaid in my best friend “Carla’s” ex-husband’s wedding? I’m still friends with him, which is fine with Carla. I have also become quite close to his fiancee, “Jenny.” We have a lot in common and have been hanging out for some time. Jenny has asked me to be in her wedding. I haven’t talked to Carla yet to see how she’d feel about it. I don’t feel like she’ll be com-

pletely honest with me. Would I be stabbing her in the back if I’m in the wedding? I need advice, and quick — the wedding is soon! — Friends with Everybody Dear F.W.E.: Because you’re concerned about Carla’s reaction to your being a part of her ex-husband’s wedding, you should address your question to her. My gut reaction is that if it feels to you like it could be stabbing her in the back, it might be perceived that way.

• 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.

Low-platelet count worries elderly woman Dear Dr. Gott: I read your column and do appreciate the sage advice you give on health matters. I’m a 73-year-old female who is in seemingly good health. I’m active and do not take any medications except for an occasional sip of Mylanta when I indulge in spicy foods. I see my VA doctor twice a year for a checkup, and she always orders a blood draw — usually a CBC. Mostly, it is normal and agrees with the ranges. However, my platelet count has run low for years. This month it is 137, and monos (whatever that is) were 9.4, which is on the high side. What does it mean? My doctor does not seem too concerned about it, and I do not wish to take medication if it can be avoided. I feel great, although I do feel tired at the end of the day after taking care of my house and yard. But isn’t it normal to be tired after a day of activity? My HGB fluctuates from 12.5 to 13.1, and my iron count has been low a time or two, but I’m mostly concerned about the low platelet count that has been going on for years. I have no problems with bleeding when I cut myself. I try to consume a fair diet without too many sweets and starches. I eat vegetables and salads and love fruit. I do not smoke or drink other than to have an occasional glass of wine with dinner. I don’t eat out much. My weight stays around 120 pounds, and I’m 5 feet tall. Dear Reader: CBC is an abbreviation of a complete blood count. It can determine the number of white and red blood cells you have, your total hemoglobin (HGB), the fraction of blood that composes red blood cells (your hematocrit or HCT) and a great deal more. While relatively similar, lab values can vary between facilities. For example, you indicate your platelet count has run low for years, with the current reading being 137. At my local hospital lab, the range of “normal” is anything between 130 and 400. If you were tested here, you would be considered on the low side of normal, but normal nonetheless. Your monos (standing for monocytes) are slightly high at 9.4. Monos play many roles in the immune system. Readings can indicate something or nothing at all, although a high count usually indicates infection, a

First Birthday – Victor Davis Worrell Jr. celebrates his first birthday today, May 27. Victor is the son of LaAshley Hansford & Victor Worrell of Vicksburg, MS. Maternal grandparent is Lisa Kennedy of Vicksburg, MS. Paternal grandparents are Victor & Sherry Worrell of Vicksburg, MS.

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response to stress, inflammation and a great deal more. Because I don’t have your complete report, I am unable to guess at what, if anything, your physician might be testing you for twice each year, but my guess is that she would follow up vigorously if she suspected anything wrong. Ask during your next appointment. On to your last concern: It’s a big responsibility to care for a home or apartment and normal to feel fatigued at the end of the day. There’s “doggone tired” and there’s a genuine “feelgood tired” from doing a good day’s work. That’s the time to sit back, put your feet up, look around with a sense of genuine satisfaction, and smile.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Role Models” — Forced to join a mentorship program, two irresponsible men, Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd, must help a pair of impressionable boys navigate the troubled waters of youth./7 on FX n SPORTS NHL playoffs — If you’ve ever wanted to give hockey a shot, tonight’s the night to do it. Tampa bay and Boston meet in Game 7 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals, with a shot at Paul Rudd the Stanley Cup on the line./7 on Versus n PRIMETIME “CSI: NY” — The CSIs experience eerie occurrences when they find a female who appears to have been, literally, scared to death, then the case takes an odder turn when Mac discovers a second victim./8 on CBS

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state, 88; Lee Meriwether, actress, 76; Louis Gossett Jr., actor, 75; Don Williams, country singer, 72; Richard Schiff, actor, 56; Peri Gilpin, actress, 50; Adam Carolla, comedian, 47; Todd Bridges, actor, 46; Paul Bettany, actor, 40; Jace Everett, country singer, 39; Andre 3000, rapper, 36; Jadakiss, rapper, 36; Jamie Oliver, TV chef, 36. n DEATH Leonora Carrington — A British-born painter, writer and sculptor considered one of the last of the original surrealists has died, Mexico’s National Arts Council confirmed Thursday. Carrington, 94, was known for her haunting, dreamlike works that often focused on strange ritual-like scenes with birds, cats, unicorn-like creatures and other animals as onlookers or seeming participants. Once the lover of German artist Max Ernst, Carrington was also part of a famous wave of artistic and political emigres who arrived in Mexico in the 1930s and ’40s. In the male-dominated realm of surrealism, she was a member of a rare trio of Mexico-based female surrealists along with Frida Kahlo and Remedios Varo.

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Lohan begins sentence on house arrest Lindsay Lohan returned to a women’s jail before dawn Thursday and was released before rush hour to begin serving a fourmonth jail sentence at her home for a probation violation. The actress left the lockup with an ankle monitor that she must wear for about 35 days, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. The term is longer than the three weeks or less that Lohan would have spent in a solitary confinement unit at the jail, where she served 14 days last summer for another probation violation. Whitmore said the “Mean Girls” star is paying for the costs of her monitoring. Superior Court Judge Stephanie Sautner sentenced Lohan to 120 days in jail and 480 hours Lindsay Lohan of community service in April after determining the actress took a necklace without permission from a store near her home. The judge said at a hearing that if Lohan served time under house arrest, she could not leave to whittle down her community service hours at a women’s shelter and the county morgue. Lohan pleaded no contest earlier this month to misdemeanor grand theft but did not receive additional jail time. The jail term was imposed after Sautner determined Lohan violated her probation in a 2007 drunken driving case. Whitmore said the actress was cooperative when she turned herself in, and it took about an hour for her to be fingerprinted and booked. No new mugshot was taken.

‘Oprah’ scores biggest audience in years Preliminary figures show Wednesday’s finale of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” scored its highest audience in 17 years. The Nielsen Co. said Thursday that the final episode delivered a 13.3 household rating in the nation’s metered markets. It was the highest number since February 1994. That’s when an “Oprah” episode called Oprah “People Shed Their Disguises” got a 13.4 rating. Winfrey Metered market ratings measure roughly half the nation and can’t be translated into audience figures. A viewer count for the “Oprah” finale won’t be available from Nielsen for two weeks. The metered market rating for Monday’s surprise farewell episode of “Oprah” logged a 10.2. Nielsen said Tuesday’s episode got a 10.7.

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Car hits fence at ‘Superman house’ A car has taken out part of a fence paying tribute to Superman around the Cleveland home where two high school kids created the Man of Steel. The picket fence around the childhood home of Joe Shuster is decorated with large metal plates reprinting the first Superman story from a 1938 comic book. Tuesday night’s crash damaged seven of the 15 color plates. Neighborhood development director Tracey Kirksey said she believes a man who lives near the house hit the fence with his car. She said he wants to pay for the damage. Last month, a historical marker honoring Shuster and classmate and Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel was stolen in the same Glenville area of Cleveland. It was returned undamaged weeks later.

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Fox anchor Smith teaches Ole Miss students Shepard Smith, right, watches videos shot by his University of Mississippi journalism students in the Fox newsroom in New York.

By David Bauder AP television writer NEW YORK — Fox News Channel viewers know Shepard Smith as the network’s lead news anchor, but for the past two weeks, he’s been Professor Shep as well. No tweed allowed, though. Smith sat on the edge of a table at Fox’s headquarters one day this week, feet dangling off the edge, and worked without notes as he taught a journalism class to 11 students from back home at the University of Mississippi. The intense, two-week course included one week on the students’ turf in Mississippi and one week in New York. Smith was urged to teach the course by the journalism school dean — the same teacher who, when Smith left Ole Miss six credits short of graduation in 1987 to take a TV job, said the student wouldn’t amount to much. In his last contract negotiation, Smith said Fox News chief Roger Ailes begrudgingly agreed to let him take three weeks off to try. That was the plan, anyway. “I know and love my boss and part of what I know is if he looks up at the television screen and I’m not there and he looks up a second week and I’m still not there and there’s something going on, it doesn’t matter what was said a year ago,” Smith said. So he fit the course in around a reporting trip to Mississippi, and Vicksburg, to cover the flooding, where students joined him, and days in New York that culminate in his 6 p.m. newscast. Multi-media Storytelling is the course’s formal name. Essentially, it’s Shep TV, as Smith tries to relate practical experiences that the students might use on a job, such things like interviewing hints, camera angles and story angles. Look for details that make a story resonate, like when a reporter found a flood victim who had lost his teeth, he said. Smith recalled how he stopped

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hearing cars honking in New York in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack, and when they started up again he knew things were headed back to normal. “Does this sound like fun?” he asked. “Does this sound like something you want to do for the rest of your life?” He gently scolded the students for not putting free time to good use and assigned them to find a story within a fourblock radius of where they sat. “I didn’t realize that the fire had to be lit,” he said. “I thought you had your own lighters.” For some of the students, the course was “truly a life-altering experience, and that is what education is all about,” said Debora Halpern Wenger, the Ole Miss professor who had accompanied the students to New York. It might have been life-altering in a way that 21-year Allison Croghan, a graduating senior from St. Louis, will never truly know. She’s scheduled to start a job next month as a television reporter at KSN/KODE-TV in Joplin, Mo. If she hadn’t been in New York for Smith’s class, she said she would have been in Joplin searching for an apartment when Sunday’s deadly tornado hit the city.

Beauty industry honors Fergie, her fragrance NEW YORK (AP) — Fergie’s life just got a little more glamorous — in undertones of tuberose and leather — with her win of a Fifi award from the perfume industry for her scent Fergie Outspoken. The Fragrance Foundation presented the Black Eyed Peas singer with the honor Wednesday night for new celebrity fragrance of the year at a splashy Lincoln Center ceremony. Outspoken is Avon’s most successful fragrance launch to date. The prize, Fergie said in a telephone interview, along with the yellow BCBG Max Azria gown she wore to pick it up and all the trappings of fame, are just icing now that she’s realized her biggest aspiration — her success as a solo artist. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think all this would happen,” she said. “My goal was a solo album. It was my dream since I was a little girl, and I went down many roads to get there.” Fergie, 36, said she enjoys all the glitz, glamour and wardrobing.

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SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on February 19, 2003, JANE REEVES AND LAURA REEVES, executed a Deed of Trust to SUSAN HOLLEY, Trustee, for the use and benefit of SPRINGLEAF FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., 3046 Indiana Ave., Ste H, Vicksburg, MS 39180, which Deed of Trust is on file and of record in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of the WARREN County, Mississippi, in BOOK 1369 PAGE 753 thereof; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NA AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK ONE, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2003-1, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-1, said assignment is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of WARREN County, Mississippi, at BOOK 1520, PAGE 160 thereof; and WHEREAS, on the 31st day of March, 2011, the Beneficiary appointed Brad D. Wilkinson as Substituted Trustee, which instrument was recorded in BOOK 1520 PAGE 669 on April 4, 2011, in the Records on file in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of the County of WARREN, State of Mississippi at VICKSBURG, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust, THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, NA AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK ONE, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATE HOLDERS OF AMERICAN GENERAL MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2003-1, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-1, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW; THEREFORE, I, Brad D. Wilkinson, Substituted Trustee, will on the 3rd day of JUNE, A.D. 2011, offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00a.m. and 4:00p.m.), at the front door of the County Courthouse of WARREN County, located at VICKSBURG, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in WARREN County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: DESCRIPTION OF LOT: PARCEL ONE: BEGINNING AT AN IRON PIPE IN A FENCE CORNER MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE CHARITY AND FRANK AUSTIN, ET AL, PROPERTY AS DESCRIBED IN A DEED FROM GRANT AND CORA AUSTIN TO FRANK AUSTIN, ET AL, DATED JULY 12, 1952, AND OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 298 AT PAGE 49 OF THE LAND RECORDS IN THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. SAID POINT OF BEGINNING BEING ON THE SECTION LINE 61.13 CHAINS NORTH OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. THENCE RUN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 30 MINUTES EAST 101.4 FEET ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE AUSTIN PROPERTY TO AN IRON PIPE IN A FENCE LINE; THENCE NORTH 8 DEGREES 20 MINUTES EAST 418.4 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF A LOCAL GRAVEL ROAD WHICH LIES 125.0 FEET EASTLY FROM A CATTLE GAP IN SAID ROAD; THENCE NORTH 81 DEGREES 30 MINUTES WEST ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF SAID ROAD TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 17; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 30 MINUTES WEST FOR 433 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL CONTAINS 1.0 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, AND LIES IN SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 14, RANGE 4 EAST, IN WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. PARCEL TWO: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF A LOCAL PRIVATE ROAD, SAID POINT LYING SOUTH 1 DEGREE 30 MINUTES WEST 769 FEET FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 18; THENCE SOUTH 1 DEGREE 30 MINUTES WEST 210.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 76 DEGREES 30 MINUTES WEST 210.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 1 DEGREE 30 MINUTES EAST 210.0 FEET TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOCAL PRIVATE ROAD; THENCE ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF SAID ROAD NORTH 76 DEGREES 30 MINUTES EAST 210.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LOT OR PARCEL OF LAND IS IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, AND CONTAINS 1 ACRE, MORE OR LESS. LESS AND EXCEPT: COMMENCING AT A POINT IN THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 14 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF A LOCAL PRIVATE ROAD, SAID POINT LYING SOUTH 01 DEGREES 30 MINUTES WEST 769 FEET FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 18, SAID POINT BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THAT CERTAIN ONE ACRE TRACT CONVEYED BY DAVID AND LAURA B. BOSTON TO J. C. AND NELLIE L. REEVES BY DEED RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 454 AT PAGE 125, THENCE RUN SOUTH 76 DEGREES 30 MINUTES WEST ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF SAID ROAD FOR 178.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE TRACT TO BE CONVEYED HEREIN. THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 37 DEGREES 49 MINUTES EAST FOR 222.6 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 76 DEGREES 30 MINUTES WEST FOR 178.0 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE J. C. REEVES TRACT; THENCE NORTH 01 DEGREES 30 MINUTES EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID REEVES TRACT FOR 210.0 FEET TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROAD; THENCE ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROAD NORTH 76 DEGREES 30 MINUTES EAST FOR 32.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID TRACT CONTAINING 0.5 ACRE, MORE OR LESS. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this, the 10th day of May, A.D., 2011. /s/ Brad D. Wilkinson Brad D. Wilkinson SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Wilkinson Law Firm, P.C. 511 Keywood Circle Flowood, MS 39232 (601) 355-0005 (601) 355-0009 Publication Dates: May 13, 20 and 27, 2011 Property Address: 290 Ross Rd., Vicksburg, MS 39180 Publish: 5/13, 5/20, 5/27(3t)

01. Legals IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF EDDIE BOYD, DECEASED NO.: 2008-072-PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters of Administration having been granted on the 29th day of May, 2008, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned upon the Estate of Eddie Boyd, Deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said estate to present the same to the clerk of said Court for probate and registration according to law, within ninety (90) days from the day of the first publication of this Notice or they will be forever barred. THIS the 12 day of April, 2011. _______________________ DORIS M. BOYD Administratrix of the Estate of Eddie Boyd Prepared by: Clinton L. Martin, Esq. Mississippi Bar No. 103315 Langston & Langston, PLLC 201 North President Street Jackson, Mississippi 39201 Telephone:(601) 969-1356 Facsimile:(601) 968-3866 Publish: 5/13, 5/20, 5/27(3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JEAN DOWE SMITH, DECEASED PROBATE NO. 2010-124 PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF JEAN DOWE SMITH NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary in the Estate of Jean Dowe Smith were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, on the 20th day of May, 2010, and

01. Legals all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days of the first date of publication hereon. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE this the 23rd day of May, 2011. /S/ Gary Smith GARY SMITH , Executor of the Estate of Jean Dowe Smith Publish: 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17 (4t)

SEALED BIDS for furnishing Gas Root Meters will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Friday, June 10, 2011. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in a Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Friday, June 10, 2011. Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 5/20, 5/27(2t)

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF LILLIE FRANCES GERRARD PROBATE # 2011-060-PR Letter of Testamentary were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 23rd day of May, 2011, and the Notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the Estate of the Decedent to have some probated, registered and allowed by the Clerk of said Court within ninety(90) days of the first publication of this notice; failure to do so within said period will forever bar all claims. This 25th day of May, 2011. HELEN GOSS EXECUTRIX Publish: 5/27, 6/3, 6/10(3t)

FREE TO GOOD home. 10 week old male Dachshund. 601-638-2929, 601-831-7891.

$300 REWARD for information leading to recovery of Dixie Chopper Lawn mower. Gray and black, 60 inch cut, stolen from Yokena community first or second week of May, 2011. Call Don at 601-415-0895.

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

Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 14th day of July, 2008, and acknowledged on the 14th day of July, 2008, Wanda F. Davis aka Wanda Davis, An Unmarried Woman, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Cecil D. McClellan III, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for American Financial Resources, 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 1697 at Page 692 Instrument Number 258783; and WHEREAS, on the 18th day of January, 2011, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for American Financial Resources, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Wells Fargo Bank, NA, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1518 at Page 279 Instrument Number 284675; and WHEREAS, on the 28th day of February, 2011, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Sean A. Southern as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1520 at Page 150 Instrument Number 285626; 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 10th 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: Lot 57 of the Resurvey and Extension of Skywood Subdivision, Part 2, a plat of which is recorded in Book 116, Page 236 of the Warren County Land records. This conveyance is made subject to mineral reservations, restrictive covenants, and easements of record, unpaid taxes and assessments if any. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 18th day of May, 2011. /s/ Sean A. Southern Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 DMM/F11-0029 Publish: 5/20, 5/27, 6/3(3t)

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FREE TO GOOD HOME. 6 month old male mixed black Labrador. 601-6306942, 601-638-7420.

MALE LEOPARD SPOTTED Curr dog. Found in the 61 North/ I-20 vicinity. 601-619-7855.

FREE CATS TO good home. 10 months old. Black and white, orange and white, calico. 601-218-3170.

OLDER MALE YELLOW cat. Call 601-638-8134, 12 noon until 10pm.

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Best Deal in Town When a little help is all you need, Call the people you can count on at EMERGENCY CA$H Byrum- 601-373-7661 Clinton- 601-924-7400 Vicksburg- 601-638-7000

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

¡ Education on All Options ¡ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt www.vicksburgpregnancy.com ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

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

Runaway Are you 12 to 17? Alone? Scared? Call 601-634-0640 anytime or 1-800-793-8266 We can help! One child, one day at a time. VICKSBURG COIN & Collectible Show June 4th , Battlefield Inn. 9am- 5pm. Free Admission. For Information Call 601-638-1195. Sponsored by Vicksburg Coin Club.

3 FREE KITTENS to good home. 5 weeks old. 601-638-5997. FREE beautiful kittens to good home. 8 weeks old. 601-218-3170.

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LOST! FULL GROWN WHITE female German Shepherd. Wearing collar, lost in the Singing Hills/ Warrenton Lakes area. Soldier's pet. 601-529-8843.

LOST! TOTO WANDERED OFF from his loving family. Poodle mix, missing in the Wisconsin Avenue vicinity. 601738-1825, 601-738-1235.

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12. Schools & Instruction AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-455-4317. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Allied Health. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-210-5162. www.Centura.us.com

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 2009- SC610 VICTORY Mobility Scooter. 3 wheel. With hauler, used about 3 months. $1,000 601-535-7054. 66x42� Dining table glass, wrought iron, 4 high back chairs, 3 high back bar stools, 2 love seats, American Heritage bedroom suite by Hickory, Queen bed, triple dresser, lingerie chest, bed side table, lamps. 601-5296611. ANTIQUE KITCHEN WOOD stove. Pot belly coal burner stove. Set of smoothing irons flat irons, coal irons from every era. 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. LOTS OF QUALITY Furniture! Stretch your $$$ *Great Prices, layaways, All About Bargains, 1420 Washington, Downtown, 601-631-0010.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique�

BLUE AND GOLD McCall. 40� head to end of tail. Talks well, very social. Good home only!! $2,000 firm. Serious inquiries only. 601-636-5212.

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

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

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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631 littlecreekpuppies.com CKC Shih Tzus, Malti Poos, Yorkies, Peek a Poos. $250 and up. 318-237-5156.

DECKHANDS! Ingram Barge Co., the leader in the Marine Industry is accepting applications on-line at www.ingrambarge.com. Applicants can also apply online at your local Workforce Development Center, 5959 I-55 North Frontage Road, Jackson, MS. Valid Driver's License and high school diploma or GED required. Three years heavy labor work experience (i.e. Farming, logging, construction, etc.) preferred. Generous daily wage, excellent benefit package (401K & Retirement Plan, Health, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, etc.) day-for-day schedule (28 on/ 28 off, 21 on/ 21 off, 14 on/ 14 off), & opportunities for advancement. EOE, M/F/V. 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.

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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. 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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295 AMBERLEAF DRIVE, off Hwy 80. Saturday 8am11am. NO Early Birds. Lots of miscellaneous. 310 SHADY LANE, Enchanted Hills, Saturday, 7am-10am. Name brand clothing, much more! 5 FAMILY SALE, 4541 Haley's Point behind Battlefield Inn, Friday, 4pm-8pm, Saturday, 7am-12 noon, new clothes- sizes 8 to 26, furniture, baby furniture items and clothes, power scooter, hot water heater, holiday dĂŠcor, lots more! ALL ALUMINUM 22' Sun Tracker party barge. 50 horse Mercury 4 stroke engine. Trailstar trailer with new runners. new fitted cover. private bathroom facility. $8,500. 601-636-6269, 601218-1964. GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602. MOVING SALE 112 McAuley Drive (behind Old Parkview). Friday 5pm- 7pm Saturday 8am- 12pm. Refrigerator, riding lawn mower, weed eater, furniture, rugs, vintage items, lots of decorative collectibles. No early birds.

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 BACKBANDS ROADS • • Playing Saturday 9pm-1am C heapest Prices in Town

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

  

Attention Students! SUMMER WORK - $15 Starting Pay - Flexible Schedules

19. Garage & Yard Sales

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. YAMAHA TRUMPET. Still under warranty. $600. Electric stove, refrigerator. Great condition. 601-831-1104.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 124 SKYLINE DRIVE, off Skyfarm, Saturday, 7:30am11am, clothes, furniture, etcetera. 2 FAMILY YARD Sale. Friday and Saturday 7amuntil. 460 Still Drive, off Redbone at Fire station. Something for everyone.

MULTI-FAMILY SALE, Saturday, 6am-3pm, 5032 Rollingwood Estate Drive. All proceeds for Ke'Andre Wilson's trip to Australia, Edwards High Track Team. SATURDAY 8AM- UNTIL. Apostolic Church Hwy 27. Baby to plus size clothing, bouncy seat, saucers, toys, linens, dishes, what nots and much more. STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 15 FOOT ALUMA Weld boat with trailer and 30 horse power Mariner. $2200. 601-218-1143. SEADOO JETSKI 08-09 Sea-Doo RXT 3 seater. Under 15 hours, adult driven. 215 horse power fuel injected four stroke, like new. Cover and trailer. Asking payoff, $7,900. 601-638-2738.

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

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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29. Unfurnished Apartments

24 HOUR EMERGENCY heating and plumbing. Broken water lines, hot water heaters, toilets, faucets, sinks. 601-618-8466.

BATHS, KITCHENS, CABINETRY. Professional, reasonable rates. 601-6346894, 601-629-8570.

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.

✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

2 BEDROOM DUPLEX. $400 rent, $200 deposit. Refrigerator and stove. 601634-8290.

FREE ESTIMATES

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

Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Suite E-Apprx. 1620 sq. ft.

SMALL ONE BEDROOM. Utilities and cable furnished. No deposit, references required. $170 weekly, off South Washington. 601529-1617.

2 BEDROOM 1 bath. Central heat and air. $450 monthly plus deposit. 601631-4755.

REAVES HVAC

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

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

BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601-629-6464.

D & D TREE CUTTING

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

•Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big James” 601-218-7782

• Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

LOOKING FOR YOUR DREAM HOME? Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

D'S LAWN SERVICE. Affordable rates. Free estimates. Call today, 601-6180090, 601-642-7985. D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082.

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

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

• Licensed • Insured • Residential • Commercial FUSON ELECTRIC, INC. 25 YRS. EXPERIENCE • Flood Inspections Matthew - 601-218-5561 Amos - 601-831-7605

STRAIGHT LINE BUILDERS Courteous, Competent, Committed

• Remodeling •General Construction • Over 25 Yrs. Exp. • Local References • Insured • YOUR FLOOD SPECIALIST Jeff Beal (Owner) 601-642-7142 jeffreydbeal@yahoo.com

24. Business Services

FLOORING INSTALLATION Simmons Lawn Service Professional Services & •Custom showers Competitive Prices • Ceramic tile • Landscaping • Septic Systems •Porcelain tile•Wood flooring • Irrigation: Install & Repair • Commercial & Residential •Laminate flooring Grass Cutting •Vinyl tile Licensed • Bonded • Insured Russell Sumrall 12 years experience

BOSK & BOWER

• 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

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

601-736-4041

BUFORD

River City Dirt Work, LLC

318-322-4000

• COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL

601-218-9809

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

BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent

PRESSURE WASHING SERVICES

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

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

Office or Retail! Great Location!

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

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

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

1911 Mission 66

Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

DEWEY’S LAWN MOWING SERVICES •Lawn Maintenance •Trimming/ Prunning •Seasonal Cleanups •Straw/ Mulch •Rake leaves & remove

FREE ESTIMATES No Job Too Small

Dewey 601-529-9817

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32. Mobile Homes For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

2009 16x80. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Can get you financed! $199 monthly, $15,000. 601-572-5300. 250 REPOSSESSED MOBILE homes! Everyone financed! Flood victim cash credit. Call 601-572-5300. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION. MOBILE HOME$29,900. 28x68 double wide, in Cophia County to be moved. New air, lots of extras. Call Mike 601-2122330.

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31. Mobile Homes For Rent

THE COVE

RV FOR RENT, 1 or 2 people. No pets, utilities furnished. Deposit required. 601-301-0285.

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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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

30. Houses For Rent 3 BEDROOM 1.5 bath. 61 North area. Nice home central heat/ air $725 monthly plus deposit. 601-631-4755. 601 RIGBY STREET. $525 monthly, deposit/ references required. 601-6366859. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 2 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. Stove, refrigerator, washer/ dryer, all electric, no pets. $200 deposit, $450 monthly. 601-638-6239. 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.

READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY!

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Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI

601-636-6490 131 LAURA LAKE RD.

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com

WHAT A MONSTER! 2006 Clayton 32x76, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, bonus room with stone fireplace. $55,000. Joe, 601-5735029.

Rent. Combed1504 8 ok.

4BR/ 2BA home (2200 sq. ft.) is located on a spacious lot in Walnut Cove. Professional landscaped flower beds, beautiful granite kitchen counter tops, new Owens Corning architectural shingled roof, large screened sunroom with brick knee wall, new carpet throughout and ceramic tile. Move in ready. $219,500 • 601-831-1955

35. Lots For Sale 1 ACRE LAKE front property with utilities, not in flood zone. $7500. 601-572-5300 3530 RING ROAD. Trailer lot for rent or sale. ¼ acre. Serious inquiries ONLY. 601-636-6859. CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

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

34. Houses For Sale 312 DOGWOOD LAKE 3 bedroom 3 bath, pool, $165,000. Call 601-7381601 for appointment.

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

601.630.8209

29. Unfurnished Apartments HOUSE FOR SALE, NEW everything! Shady Lane, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Priced in the $80's. Must be pre-approved. Call to view, 601-631-0056 or 601-415-5888.

Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

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

NEW, NEW, NEW!!! RENT TO OWN PROGRAM

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S ALES/ R ENTALS Get a Late Model Car With a Low Down Payment IF B.K. W WH E D O REPO WE AT Y N’T CA OU HAV DIVORCE N G WA E NT LOST JOB ET IT! , ! MEDICAL YOU ARE STILL OK!!! NO CREDIT APP REFUSED!!! 24 Month Warranties Available

601-636-3147 2970 Hwy 61 North • Vicksburg Monday - Saturday 8am-7pm www.okcarsandtrucks.webs.com

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

and

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

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com

37. Recreational Vehicles 1994 DOLPHIN MOTOR home. Class A, M34D diesel pusher. 34' 6” long, ice maker, side by side refrigerator, 2 TVs, 7 KW generator, Washer/dryer,Queen bed. $18,000. 601-636-6429, 601415-4572 2008 LUXURY BY DESIGN 35' Fully Self contained, one slide, washer/ dryer, stand up shower, sleeps 5. $15,800 or best offer. 225-290-2660.

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

40. Cars & Trucks 1990 HONDA ACCORD 5 speed. $500 down, $50 weekly. 601-218-2893. 1994 NISSAN MAXIMA. 4 doors, great shape, good air! $2400. 601-618-6441. 1996 ELDORADO CADILLAC. $900 down, $62.50 weekly. 601-218-2893. 1997 NISSAN PATHFINDER. Good condition. Runs great. $4,000 or best offer. 601-415-1484 or 601-2184763. 2000 MERCURY COUGAR. $800 down, $50 weekly. 601-218-2893.

JIM HOBSON

REALTOR®•BUILDER•APPRAISER

601-636-0502

40. Cars & Trucks

1996 LINCOLN MERK 8. Two door, nice car. 601529-1195.

2001 MAZDA 626 174,000 miles, fair condition, AC, power windows $1,000. 601-415-2545. 2002 CADILLAC DEVILLE. $1,000 down, $62.50 weekly. 601-218-2893. 2003 DODGE 2500 TRUCK. 4 wheel drive, Cummins diesel. Loaded. $14,000. 318-341-7463. 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA Coupe. 40,000 miles. $15,500. Great condition. 601-218-5710.

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2010 CAMARO 2SS COUPE V8 engine and fully loaded. Only 7,400 miles still like new. $31,000. Call 601529-6931.

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

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2001 GMC JIMMY. 4 door, 4x4 SUV, looks great, in great shape. $6,000. Call 601-218-9654 days, 601636-0658 nights. Dealer.

NEED AN APARTMENT?

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40. Cars & Trucks

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UTILITIES PAID! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Studios & Efficiencies 801 Clay Street 601-630-2921

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

40. Cars & Trucks

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

REAL ESTATE, INC

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

Commodore Apartments

www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net

14X56. 2 BEDROOMS, 2 full baths, new porch. Good condition, cuurently on rented lot. $6500 or best offer. 769-203-0973.

2009 Cappaert 16x80 Vinyl siding/ shingle roof, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Need to sell as soon as possible! Joe, 601-573-5029.

www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

2007 16X80 CLAYTON. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood tile, vinyl/ shingle, stove refrigerator, dishwasher. Call David, 601-500-1516.

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

601-634-8928

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.

2006 28x80 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, like new, fireplace, entertainment center, glamour bath, big kitchen, huge separate living area. Call David, 601-500-1516.

• Lake Surrounds Community

1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com

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

2003 16X80 RIVERBIRCH. Vinyl/ shingle, new carpet and tile, glamour bath. Very good condition. Call David, 601-500-1516.

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

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

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

2000 SOUTHERN 16X76. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace and appliances. $21,000. Joe, 601-5735029.

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

Licensed in MS and LA

REPOSSESSION- NEED TO sell as soon as possible! 1998 Oakwood 28x70 double wide, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, new carpet. $27,000. Joe, 601-573-5029.

1998 32X80 SUNSHINE. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. You have to see this one! Beautiful kitchen, fireplace in greatroom, glamour bath. Great home! Sacrifice $44,900. Call David at 601500-1516.

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

REPOSSESSED MOBILE HOMES- $8000 up. Single wides and double wides. We deliver all over Mississippi. Save lots of money! Call David, 601500-1516.

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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


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