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By Pamela Hitchins Relief is in sight for motorists forced to find alternate routes during the flood closures of U.S. 61 North and South, as both sections of the major thoroughfare could reopen within a week, the Mississippi Department of Transportation said Friday. U.S. 61 North near Redwood could be open for traffic as early as Wednesday, while the re-opening of U.S. 61 South at the Big Black River is estimated for Friday. MDOT officials stressed that dates are estimates only, and are subject

on a7 Vicksburg casino reopens to change. “These road closures have been inconvenient to motorists in this region, and it is MDOT’s goal to return these highways to service as quickly as possible,” MDOT’s Central District Commissioner Dick Hall said in a prepared statement. “Our men and women are working diligently to complete the necessary inspections on these roads and See Flood, Page A7.

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Water flows under the U.S. 61 South Big Black River bridge in south Warren County on Friday.


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today in hiStory 1533: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declares the marriage of England’s King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid. 1863: The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, made up of freed blacks, leaves Boston to fight for the Union in the Civil War. 1918: The Battle of Cantigny began during World War I as American troops capture the French town from the Germans. 1937: Neville Chamberlain became prime minister of Britain.

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Susan Taylor and her 14-year-old son, Zachary, place flags at graves at the Vicksburg National Cemetery Friday morning. Volunteers and park

Baker 1959: The U.S. Army launches Able, a rhesus monkey, and Baker, a squirrel monkey, aboard a Jupiter missile for a suborbital flight which both primates survived.

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staff placed 18,000 flags on military graves as part of the park’s Memorial Day activities.

Memorial Day activities kick off today at Vicksburg National Military Park By Mary Margaret Halford The Vicksburg National Military Park will bring the past to life this weekend in honor of Memorial Day with Military Thru the Ages, a set of events honoring those killed and wounded from the time of the Revolutionary War to the ongoing war against terror. Starting at 9 this morning, the park will host re-enactments and cannon firings near the Visitor Center. Volunteers and employees will be dressed in military uniforms from time periods from the Revolutionary War to present day. Memorial Day weekend is the park’s second busiest time of year, the first being the Fourth of July. Park officials are expecting more than 7,500 visitors for the threeday holiday weekend. Tim Kavanaugh, supervisory park ranger for interpretation and visitor services, said Memo-

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• 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Sunday — Military Thru the Ages, Vicksburg National Military Park, $8 weekend pass • 10 a.m. Monday — Vicksburg-Warren County annual Parade of Veterans, Washington Street • 11 a.m. Monday — Memorial service at Vicksburg Auditorium • 12:30 p.m. Monday — Vicksburg National Cemetery Tribute by local veterans group

rial Day is a special time for this country, and should be remembered as such. “We think of Memorial Day as a kick-off to summer, but the true reason for this holiday is to stop and remember the sacrifice of American soldiers over the past 230 years,” Kavanaugh said. “Our peace, freedom and prosperity are direct results of sacrifices made since 1775.” The event began Friday morning, with park employees and community volunteers decorating graves with United States flags at the Vicksburg National Cemetery.

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A Warren County man charged in the slaying of his son was being held in jail on a $250,000 bond Friday after his initial appearance in court. Justice Court Judge James Jefferson set the bond for Winifred Gene Allen, 64, 2255 Freetown Road, Lot 1, following a recommendation from Warren County District Attorney Ricky Smith. Allen is accused of shooting his son, Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Allen, 36, 1626 Broadhill Drive, early Thursday evening after the two had argued earlier in the day. Winifred Allen was visiting at a home on Dillon Ridge Road in northeast Warren County when his son drove up, Sheriff Martin Pace said. Jerry Allen had taken “three or four steps” when his father shot him with a 9 mm handgun, Pace said. Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said Allen was pronounced dead at the scene. Results of an autopsy Friday showed Gerald Allen died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, Huskey said. The gun believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered at the home, Pace said. Lucy Camp of Vicksburg, Gerald Allen’s aunt, said her nephew was to have started work Monday at the Grand Gulf Nuclear See Shooting, Page A7.

About 45 people worked to adorn the 18,000 graves of soldiers from the Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II and the Korean Conflict. “This is something special we do for Memorial Day and we’re looking forward to answering visitors’ questions and just being out there,” said Rocky Kilpatrick, a seasonal ranger who plans to be in costume today and Sunday. The purpose of Military Thru the Ages is to give insight to park visitors about the life of a soldier, See Park, Page A7.

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Warren County Sheriff’s Investigator Chris Satcher walks Winifred Gene Allen into Warren County Justice Court Friday.

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Residents stepped up to help flood evacuees Thank you to everyone in the community and to all of the local churches who have offered your time, your talent and your donations to Hawkins United Methodist Church while our facility was being used as a Red Cross Shelter for flood evacuees. The outpouring of love and concern for those affected by the recent flood waters has been an amazing example of God’s love in our community. After only a few short days of our opening, the calls came pouring in. So many people and churches of all different denominations came forward with only one question, what can we do to help? The people of Hawkins did not maintain this shelter alone. We were blessed by your kindness and generosity! The congregation of Hawkins United Methodist Church

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Justin Kilcrease, 12, from left, Jordyn Harris, 1, in stroller, Latasha Harris, Christian Curtis, 5, on bicycle, De’Jonae Curtis, 1, Rebecca Curtis and Trey Curtis III, 8, take a three-mile walk together along Cherry Street on Thursday. Latasha and

Rebecca, stay-at-home mothers, said they walk together with their babies every day. “The big kids are out of school now. They get to help push the stroller now,” Rebecca said.

Four sentenced in Warren County Circuit Court In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Laken A. Magee, 25, 780 U.S. 61 North, Apt. 80, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Isadore Patrick to the Mississippi Department of Corrections Flowood Restitution Center to pay $4,182.18 in fines, fees and restitution. Magee was arrested Nov. 19, 2008 for conspiracy to commit a crime

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and false pretences. • Demarcus McDaniel, 17, 217 Rhodes Drive, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary of a dwelling and was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge M. James Chaney to 155 days in jail followed by five years of probation, plus a $1,000 fine, $322.50 in court costs and $400 in restitution. McDaniel was arrested Dec.

14. • Theresa Odoms, 32, 535 Hall Road, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Chaney to the Ninth Circuit Court Drug Court Program for a period not to exceed five years, plus $2,754.35 in fines, fees and restitution. Odoms was indicted in October 2009 for uttering a forgery. • Billy Dee Taylor, 25, 121 Bazinsky Road, pleaded guilty to felony malicious

mischief and was sentenced by Chaney to 56 days in jail followed by five years of probation, a $1,000 fine, $322.50 in court costs and $3,400 in restitution. Taylor was arrested March 30. Separately, Taylor was also found guilty of violating probation from a previous conviction for statutory rape and sentenced by Chaney to five years in prison with credit for time served, plus $435 for MDOC supervision fees.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace and I wish to thank everyone who contributed to sending Mrs. David Lambert to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. to see David’s name engraved on the national memorial. Special thanks to Vickburg Insurance Agency, Charles Riles, Li Chu Lee, Walmart and Culkin, Fisher Ferry and LeTourneau fire departments. I also want to thank the almost 1,000 people who accepted the blue ribbons I handed out at Kroger to honor all officers who have died in the line of duty for National Police Week. To the four people who refused to take the ribbons, I will try to understand, but it is difficult. Sgt. Douglas Arp VPD, retired

community calendar BENEFITS Free Clothing for Flood Victims — 8-2 today; Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road; 601-6365902. Multi-family Yard Sale — 6-3 today; to help fund Ke’Andre Wilson track team trip to Australia; 5032 Rollingwood Estate Drive.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, 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. Support Group for Flood Victims —6 p.m. Tuesday; conference room of the Warren Yazoo Mental Health, 3480 Wisconsin Ave.; offered The National Alliance on Mental Illness. 100% Narcotics Anonymous Recovery Group — 7

p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, noon Wednesdays; Nate G., 731-460-9546; 1220 Clay St.

lor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road.


American Legion Post 213 — Extended Memorial Day Celebration: Happy Hour, 4-8 p.m. Monday; dance, 8 p.m.midnight Monday; music by Reo; $3 single, $5 couple; 1618 Main St. Vicksburg High School Class of 1996 — Car wash, 8-2 today; Pizza Hut, 3520 Pemberton Blvd. Reunite Social and Civic Club — 9 tonight; 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. American Legion Posts 3

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; large women’s clothing, heels and girls’ shorts and tops; 1418 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Shiloh M.B. — Quarterly business meeting, noon today; ladies auxiliary meeting, 2 today; 920 Meadow St. Greater Mount Lebanon M.B. — Choir Program, 6 tonight; 339 Alpine St. Mount Alban M.B. — Youth Revival, 7 tonight, Rev. Marcus Cheeks, guest; Super Youth Sunday, 11 a.m.. Rev. Michael Marshall, guest; Henry Tay-


and 213 — Free food for members and invited guests following Memorial Day Parade, 1:30 p.m. Monday; Monroe St. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Phil

and Bobbye Pinnix, Isabella Bed & Breakfast, speakers.

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Body found along I-20 near Bolton ID’d

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River 1 Team Leader April Bazi, front, is congratulated by a member of the audience as the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Class XVII files into the gym at All Saints’ Episcopal School for their graduation ceremony on Thursday.

139 graduate from AmeriCorps program By Mary Margaret Halford Kari Shields arrived in Vicksburg 10 months ago with plans to do everything in her power to serve the community and better the lives of people around her. On Thursday, her time in Vicksburg came to an end when she and 138 others graduated with Class XVII from the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Southern Region. Shields, a 22-year-old from Cincinnati, was one of 139 graduates of AmeriCorps NCCC’s second group of volunteers in Vicksburg. AmeriCorps NCCC is a program funded federally through the Corporation for National and Community Service. The first class of volunteers arrived in July 2009 and graduated 153 people. This year, AmeriCorps NCCC consisted of two seven-team units. Team leaders and members lived in Vicksburg at the former All Saints’ Episcopal

School and traveled across the South for 10 months, performing such community service projects as building homes, helping with tornado cleanup and distributing food. To Shields, AmeriCorps meant making a difference in the world in honor of her brother, who died six years ago. “I serve because I made a commitment to live my life as he would have,” said Shields. “There is nothing more fulfilling than to give back, and this organization ... well, there are no words to say how it has allowed me to do that.” At the graduation ceremony, North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield congratulated the AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers, each responsible for performing 1,700 hours of community service. “Our hearts long for young people to stand and be counted for something good in this community, and that is exactly what happens here,” Mayfield said. Sean Fitzgerald, 22, of

Yakima, Wash., is planning to return as a team leader for the next group of volunteers. “This has been the most powerful year of my life and I want to give back to the next class as a team leader,” Fitzgerald said. “When I joined I wanted to help out and meet people with similar interests, but it was so much more than that.” Fitzgerald is one of four graduates of Class XVII who plan to be team leaders for the next group. Team leaders for the next class will arrive in Vicksburg on June 6, and the 72 new AmeriCorps NCCC members will arrive July 6, ready to begin their 10 months of service. Shields, who left Friday for her home in Ohio, said AmeriCorps NCCC gave her the confidence to live her life in service of others. “I plan to leave my legacy through service and hopefully I’ll be something that someone else can admire,” Shields said.

Jindal hopes La. Senate will reverse cuts BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal is looking to the Louisiana Senate to rework next year’s budget, hoping his agency chiefs can persuade senators to reverse more than $230 million in state funding cuts recommended by the House. The House limited the use of one-time money to pay for ongoing operating expenses in the 2011-12 budget and stripped out other dollars tied to Jindal-backed legislation that has yet to pass. Jindal said Friday that those cuts for the fiscal year that begins July 1 could damage public safety, health services and education programs. He said it doesn’t make sense to make reductions when available dollars could be used to provide services. “It would be foolish for us to be cutting health care, educational and other critical services when we have the money in hand,” the governor said in a sit-down interview with reporters. The Senate Finance Committee begins its budget hearings Monday. House leaders say the state must learn to live within its annual revenues and stop

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Gov. Bobby Jindal greets Rep. Jean Doerge, D- Minden, as he walks into the House Chamber. relying on patchwork funding to piece together spending plans.\ House Speaker Jim Tucker, R-Terrytown, and Appropriations Chairman Jim Fannin, D-Jonesboro, have said the administration is exaggerating the consequences of the reductions, and they’ve called their cuts responsible and based on close review of Jindal’s recommendations. Among the biggest disagreements — and the deepest cuts made by the House — center

on health care. The House budget includes $122 million less in state general fund dollars for the Department of Health and Hospitals than what Jindal recommended. DHH Secretary Bruce Greenstein said with lost federal matching money, the spending plan would strip nearly $305 million to health services, including mental health care and programs for the disabled, poor and elderly.

City man charged with burglary, grand larceny A Vicksburg man was arrested Friday and charged with a business burglary reported earlier in the day, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Shannon Warnock, 34, 713 Dabney St., was arrested at 3:45 p.m. at his home, Stewart said. Warnock was charged with burglary and grand larceny in the theft of a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass valued at $1,500, Stewart said. The Cutlass had been reported stolen Friday at 7:30 a.m. from Bell’s Towing, 1900


from staff reports S. Frontage Road. Stewart said workers arrived to find a gate had been cut and the vehicle, which did not have a Mississippi tag, was missing. Warnock was in the county jail Friday. His bond amount was unavailable.

Refrigerator, XBox hot in separate burglaries Two residential burglar-


ies were reported in the city Friday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. At 11:15 a.m., a resident of a home in the 2200 block of Pearl Street reported a GE refrigerator valued at $400 had been stolen. At 5:46 p.m., an Xbox 360 valued at $300 and six DVDs valued at $120 were reported stolen from a house in the 1200 block of Finney Street.

JACKSON, Miss. — A body found along Interstate 20 near Bolton has been identified as a missing south Jackson woman. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said the woman, who was discovered Thursday night, was positively identified Friday as 61-year-old Dianne Hearn. She said the woman’s body was in advance stages of decomposition and it appeared she had been there at least two days. Grisham-Stewart said there was some head trauma but official results will not be available until an autopsy is performed. The body was found Thursday night in the area where Hearn’s cellphone and wallet were recovered by passers-by on the eastbound side of I-20.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Police say Hearn disappeared on Sunday after allegedly being kidnapped from her south Jackson home. Police say George Affleck, identified as the woman’s exboyfriend, has been charged with murder in her death.

Elections overlap for Gordon seat JACKSON, Miss. — A special election for a Mississippi Senate seat formerly held by Democrat Jack Gordon will be held Nov. 8, the same day as the state general election. Gordon had brain cancer and died May 7. He was the senator for District 8, which includes all of Chickasaw County and parts of Calhoun,

Grenada and Lee counties.

Barbour orders flags flown at half-staff JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said the state flag will fly at half-staff beside the U.S. flag on Memorial Day on Monday. Barbour said he hopes people “will take a moment on Memorial Day to remember the soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the freedoms our nation holds dear.” The U.S. Flag Code says the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon, then raised to the top of the staff. Federal, state and local government offices will be closed Monday, and many private employers are giving workers the day off.


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Federal disaster aid in state increasing From other Mississippi newspapers: • NE Miss Daily Journal, Tupelo: The federal role in helping Mississippians cope with double natural disasters, major tornado damage from April storms and massive flooding along the Mississippi River to expand as agencies join forces and the probability of special federal appropriations appears to be increasing. Most people know about the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and MEMA, its state partner but another, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s

division called Rural Development, also plays a major role. USDA Rural Development in a normal year invests about $500 million in Mississippi. State Rural Development Director Trina George said the regular program, “rural home loans (the old Farmers Home program) and home repair loans; rural water and wastewater loans and grants; programs to help rural towns and cities build or buy things that benefit the community as a whole, such as fire truck or police cars, hospitals, day care or senior citizens centers, etc.; multi-family hous-

ing apartment complexes...”; and many other applications are adapted for emergency needs. Loan repayments, for example, can be suspended while borrowers assess damage and measure losses, and housing owned by USDA is made available as temporary emergency residences. The federal government, often criticized in a political context by many Mississippians, is indispensable for our state after its numerous natural disasters.

Mississippi could be a model for foster care The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: If Mississippi is held in contempt of a federal court consent decree regarding its treatment of foster care children, it has only itself to blame. It could have been far different. The New York-based advocacy group Children’s Rights Inc. asked U.S. District Judge Tom Lee to appoint an independent third party over the Department of Human Services and its Family and Children Services Division to ensure the five-year plan outlined in the 2008 federal settlement is carried out. Marcia Lowry, executive director of the group, said that Mississippi had failed to implement an information and management system to track children in its custody as one example given in the hearing in asking that the state be

held in contempt of the consent decree. Lee said he will rule later on Children’s Rights’ requests. If the judge sides against the state, it will be a shame, not only for the sake of the children entrusted to the state’s care, but also because the state could have instead been a model for other states in its handling of children. In 2007, Attorney General Jim Hood presented the plan to the Legislature, telling lawmakers he would like to reach a settlement on the suit against Mississippi the group filed in 2004. It was a case the state likely would have lost, with the group credibly alleging that DHS was “so understaffed and underfunded that it literally abandons children it knows are being abused and neglected.” Citing the state’s own reports, the law-

suit alleged incidents of sexual abuse, unqualified employees, backlogged cases, shortages of safe foster homes and fiscal mismanagement, among other problems. The DHS statistics presented in a 2004 court appearance were so grim, Lee ruled that if the claims were proved, it “could readily be found to place every child in DHS custody at substantial risk of harm.” But the settlement hammered out in 2007 and approved in 2008 provided a roadmap for the state to turn itself around. It would be a tragedy if it’s found the state continues to drag its feet in the face of such a terrible need. Children need safe homes and need not live in fear of abandonment, abuse or neglect.

Keep expanding alternatives to prison The Greenwood Commonwealth: It turns out the recession got many states to look at the unthinkable: Figure out less-expensive alternatives to prison in order to save money. Prison spending in the United States is immense. For all the freedom America offers, perhaps its saddest statistic is that it has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. For every 100,000 Americans, 743 of them are in prison. The same figure for Russia is 585; for China, 120; Canada, 117. Obviously there are too many Americans who are unable to control their

impulses. No doubt drug-related crimes play a big role in the country’s high prison rate. This is even more clear when you consider FBI reports that say violent crime declined 15 percent between 2000 and 2009, and property crimes declined 16 percent during the same period. There are plenty of alternatives to prison. Mississippi has been successful with its local drug courts that give convicts a chance to clean up their lives. Oklahoma has expanded a “community sentencing program” for non-violent offenders as well as its GPS monitoring program. Arizona has found some suc-

cess in reducing supervision time for convicts on parole who meet specific goals. The trade off, of course, is that states desperate to reduce their corrections costs will go too far and let off some dangerous criminals without keeping them locked up for a few years. The better solution is to keep expanding alternative programs, especially for people who are under the influence of drugs and who want to start over, while recognizing that hardened criminals shouldn’t be the beneficiaries of a tight budget.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The infant son of Capt. and Mrs. W.M. Chamberlain dies.


110 YEARS AGO: 1901 The Masonic memorial services will be held over graves of William H. Stephens and Herman Denio. • The Q&C Railroad offers tickets to all prominent points.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Irwin announce the birth of a son, Allen, on May 26. • Mrs. Mary E. Buzhardt dies. • Michael Caine stars in “Alfie” at Showtown USA.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Local Boy Scouts parade in their new uniforms. • F.H. Andrews, A. Weille, R.C. Wilkerson, Gaston Saux and N. Nerger go to Gulfport to ask the Mississippi Travelers to meet in Vicksburg.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Chris Hayes is presented the Member of the Month Award by the Chamber of Commerce for her work in coordinating the Positive Life Attitude Seminar. • John Carl Emerson celebrates his second birthday.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Oscar Smith is gaining strength at Mineral Wells, Texas. • Oil-bearing sands are registered at the Archer well at 2,000 feet.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Dr. and Mrs. G.M. Street leave to attend the American Medical Association meeting in Philadelphia. • Mrs. Ann Roane leaves to visit her parents in Ackerman. • Ray Lum returns from Texas where he purchased registered Hereford bulls and heifers.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Mildred Weimar and Charles Mitchell are married. • W.J. Hossley Jr. will graduate from the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Johnnie Clark, “The Towel Man,” in full character with a fresh carnation in his lapel,

Tallulah resident. • Mrs. Gann Williamson is a patient at Mercy Hospital. • Dr. and Mrs. James William Jackson announce the birth of a son, John Guider, on May 19. • Robert Mitchum stars in “Track of the Cat” at the Joy Theatre.

a black umbrella across his arm and a halfsmoked cigar between his teeth, leaves for the Old Men’s Home at Madison. • Rotarians officially make sport shirts and slacks the uniforms of the day as proper attire for the well-dressed Vicksburg man. • Helen Herring and Martha Ann Johnston graduate from Stephens College at Columbia, Mo.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Services are held for Mrs. Minnie Burns,

Seventeen sites are discussed in the first of two public meetings to help the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau design a convention center for the community. • Claudine Stevens, James Scott Brown and George Cooper Jr., all of Vicksburg, receive their medical degrees at the University Medical Center.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Susie Chatham, steps down as Warren County Children’s Shelter program director to spend more time with family. • William Campbell, 22, receives the William K. Purks, M.D., Scholarship to University Medical Center. • Vicksburg City Pool hosts the River City Racers swim meet.

I’d forgotten how quickly real stories can be forgotten when juicy, gossipy ones come to light.

National thirst for sex gossip will trump floods every time Sex is much in the news of late, and not in a good way. Is sex ever in the news in a good way? Only that squeakyclean kind we’re left to imagine, like young British Royals on a honeymoon. Two sex stories have managed to eclipse everything else, even Republican Newt Gingrich’s jewelry bill. I had wondered about the secret of that toad’s successful wooing. The stories are riding tandem and inspiring endless analyses and news roundups about scandal, blaming the woman and hypocrisy. I am no Arnold Schwarzenegger fan, trust me, not on any score. His politics and his movies stink. But his particular sex story probably doesn’t belong in the same news roundup, or breath, as an alleged sexual assault by the powerful money man Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Am I right? No assault has been mentioned in Arnold’s case, only smarmiRHETA ness. The story: gRIMSLEY romancing the domestic help with full consent of the domestic. Tawdry as it is, it seems a tad unfair to ol’ Arnold to put him in the same cell, or story, with DSK. One sex story concerns an alleged crime. The other sex story is so common that it ought to be a crime to call it news. So. Arnold had a woman on the side, conveniently enough inside his own family home. For many years. I’m shocked — shocked! — that there weren’t two or three others. If there were, who should care but Maria? The public tweeting and airing of this laundry is lame, and I, for one, don’t care about the particulars. As with most media storms, some good already has come of this: Arnold has postponed his return to movies. By the same token, the Frenchman Strauss-Kahn’s active romantic past is not proof that he’s a rapist; it’s proof he didn’t need to be. He was called The Great Seducer, not The Great Rapist. Rape is about rage, not sex. Accusations of his forcing his attentions on women might be more problematic. Or they might be untrue. At this point, who knows? I’ve been watching a lot more television news than I normally do. The main reason is the weather. The Deep South tornadoes, followed closely by the Mississippi River flooding, have had my full attention. To tell you the truth, I’ve probably watched more television in the past month than I have in the past 10 years — if you don’t count Auburn football. I’d forgotten how quickly real stories can be forgotten when juicy, gossipy ones come to light. The flooding, for instance, was good to television crews to begin with, plenty of scary visuals to go with the inane chatter. But the floodwaters’ slow crawl to the Gulf has not fit television’s frantic pace. You can almost see the anchors looking quizzically at the reporters in knee-deep water, thinking, “So flood, already.” One television readers disguised as a reporter actually said she was “eager” to see what happened when the floodwaters crested in Vicksburg. She meant “anxious,” or at least I think she did. I’m going to give her the benefit of the doubt. I’m going to assume she merely made a common grammatical error. But if news were a game like Rock, Paper, Scissors, sex would beat a flood every time. • Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate.


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Fastenal (FAST)...........................32.85 Family Dollar (FDO)..................55.56 Fred’s (FRED)................................14.16 Int’l Paper (IP) .............................30.91 Janus Capital Group (JNS)..........10.27 J.C. Penney (JCP) .......................36.00 Kroger Stores (KR).....................24.72 Kan. City So. (KSU)....................54.48 Legg Mason (LM) .................... 33.36 Parkway Properties (PKY)............18.22 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) .....................70.40 Regions Financial (RF)................6.98 Rowan (RDC)............................... 39.73 Saks Inc. (SKS)............................. 11.21 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............ 70.83 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)............27.61 Sunoco (SUN).............................. 40.18 Trustmark (TRMK) ..................... 23.51 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)......................... 48.63 Tyson Foods (TSN).................... 18.54 Viacom (VIA)................................ 59.86 Walgreens (WAG) ...................... 43.71 Wal-Mart (WMT) ........................ 54.70

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Gas tanks are draining family budgets NEW YORK (AP) — There’s less money this summer for hotel rooms, surfboards and bathing suits. It’s all going into the gas tank. High prices at the pump are putting a squeeze on the family budget as the traditional summer driving season begins. For every $10 the typical household earns before taxes, almost a full dollar now goes toward gas, a 40 percent bigger bite than normal. Households spent an average of $369 on gas last month. In April 2009, they spent just $201. Families now spend more filling up than they spend on cars, clothes or recreation. Last year, they spent less on gasoline than each of those things. Jeffrey Wayman of Cape Charles, Va., who spent Friday riding his motorcycle to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a day trip with his wife. They decided to eat snacks in a gas station parking lot rather than buy lunch because rising fuel prices have eaten so much into their budget over the past

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A motor home leaves a gas station after filling up for the long Memorial Day weekend in Valencia, Calif., on Friday. year that they can’t ride as frequently as they would like. “We used to do it a lot more, but not as much now,” he said. “You have to cut back when you have a $480 gas bill a month.” As Memorial Day weekend opens, the nationwide average for a gallon of unleaded is $3.81. Though prices have drifted lower in recent days, analysts expect average price for 2011 to come in higher than the previous record, $3.25 in 2008. A year ago, gas cost $2.76. The squeeze is happening at a time when most people aren’t getting raises, even as the economy recovers.

“These increases are not something consumers can shrug off,” says James Hamilton, an economics professor at the University of California, San Diego, who studies gas prices. “It’s a key part of the family budget.” The ramifications are farreaching for an economy still struggling to gain momentum two years into a recovery. Economists say the gas squeeze makes people feel poorer than they actually are. They’re showing it by limiting spending far beyond the gas station. Walmart recently blamed high gas prices for an eighth straight quarter of

lower sales in the U.S. Target said gas prices were hurting sales of clothes. Every 50-cent jump in the cost of gasoline takes $70 billion out of the U.S. economy over the course of a year, Hamilton says. That’s about one half of one percent of gross domestic product.\ The median household income in the U.S. before taxes is just below $50,000, or about $4,150 per month. The $369 that families spent last month on gas represented 8.9 percent of monthly household income, according to an analysis by Fred Rozell, retail pricing director at Oil Price Information Service. Since 2000, the average is about 5.7 percent. For the year, the figure is 7.9 percent. Only twice before have Americans spent this much of their income on gas. In 1981, after the last oil crisis, Americans spent 8.8 percent of household income on gas. In July 2008, when oil price spiked, they spent 10.2 percent.

Rising consumer confidence lifts stocks NEW YORK — Stocks closed higher after an unexpected jump in consumer confidence and slight gains in Americans’ spending and income. The Thomson Reuters/ University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment index came in above analysts’ estimates, boosting markets. Concerns about higher gas prices and inflation had knocked the gauge down in March and April. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 39 points, or 0.3 percent, to close at 12,442 Friday. The S&P 500 index rose 5 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,331. The Nasdaq composite rose 14 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,797.

Google, PayPal tussle over payment secrets SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc.’s ambitious plan to supplant credit cards with smartphones has thrust the


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Internet search leader into a legal tussle with online payment pioneer PayPal, which contends Google stole its ideas by hiring away two key executives. PayPal painted a picture of betrayal and corporate espionage in a lawsuit filed late Thursday in a California state court, just hours after the unveiling of the “Google Wallet” payment service in New York. The 28-page complaint alleges the service evolved from research that eBay Inc.’s PayPal had been working on for the past decade. PayPal fingers two central culprits in the intellectual heist — one of its former executives, Osama Bedier, and former eBay executive Stephanie Tilenius. In its response Friday, Google contends it merely identified talented candidates to run its mobile pay-

ments service and then made them offers that proved too tempting to refuse.

New home contracts fall to a 7-month low WASHINGTON — The number of people who signed contracts to buy homes fell sharply in April, hitting its lowest point since fall and renewing fears that a recovery in the housing market is far off.

An index of sales agreements for previously occupied homes sank 11.6 percent last month to a reading of 81.9, the National Association of Realtors said Friday. A reading of 100 would be considered healthy. The last time the index reached at least 100 was in April 2010. That was the final month when people could qualify for a home-buying tax credit of up to $8,000.

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Last shuttle spacewalkers make history above Earth CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA completed its part in the construction of the International Space Station on Friday, with the final spacewalkers in the 30-year shuttle program attaching an extension boom. “Twelve years of building and 15 countries and now it’s the Parthenon in the sky and hopefully the doorstep to our future,” spacewalker Gregory Chamitoff before heading back inside. “So congratulations everybody on assembly complete.” Chamitoff said it was fitting for space shuttle Endeavour to be at the space station for the end of construction since it was there for the first assembly mission in December 1998. It was the fourth spacewalk in a week for the Endeavour astronauts, who are headed

Flood Continued from Page A1. bridges to ensure motorists a safe route for travel. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work through this.” Transportation engineers conducted scratch and drilling tests on the northern stretch of the highway Thursday. Higher water levels have restricted work on U.S. 61 South to visual inspections. In both sections, the roadway is clear of water but the underlying structure in still saturated, and additional drainage is needed to preserve the road foundation and pavement, MDOT officials said. Southbound lanes of 61 South in particular are vulnerable, MDOT engineer Kevin Magee said. “That lane is a little lower than the northbound lane,” he said. “The southbound lane is just not in any shape to support traffic at this time.” In addition, entrance and exit ramps from U.S. 61

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Astronauts Mike Kelly, left, and Ron Garan get their picture taken in the cupola window by astronaut Mike Fincke while he floats outside the International Space Station. back to Earth in just a few days to end NASA’s next-tolast shuttle flight. One last flight in July will bring up supplies. NASA managers on Friday

afternoon gave Endeavour the all-clear for an early Wednesday landing. A final review of 3-D images showed the shuttle’s delicate heat shield wasn’t damaged.

Estimated dates for road openings: Warren County • U.S. 61 North at Mississippi 3 — Wednesday • U.S. 61 South at the Big Black River — Friday (June 3) • Mississippi 465 — Mid- to-late June North at the Mississippi 3 intersection are still flooded. Crews have worked to remove debris, inspect roads and bridges and make or forecast repairs. Friday night, the Mississippi River at Vicksburg stood at 54.5 feet, a drop of 4/10ths of a foot from the morning’s reading, and more than 2 1/2 feet since reaching a historic crest of 57.1 on May 19. All or part of 20 roads outside Vicksburg, and 27 inside, have been closed to traffic until further notice. About 1,200 dwellings have been damaged by the flood, which has displaced more than 2,100 people in Warren County. Emergency Management Agency officials continue to urge residents affected by the flood to register in order to obtain financial assistance. Call the Federal Emer-

gency Management Agency at 1-800-621-3362 or visit In addition to road, home and business damage, large numbers of fish have been killed in lakes inundated with flood water, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said. The fish are dying from excess amounts of river silt, chemicals, fuels and other harmful materials. “We have received reports from several conservation officers that fish kills have started in some of the flooded areas,” Ron Garavelli, director of fisheries programs, said in a prepared release. Fish kills are expected to continue as the water recedes, but affected areas will be restocked as fish become available from state hatcheries.



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sparking a new appreciation for their sacrifices, made throughout the course of American history. “It’s fitting for the park to take this day seriously and speak for those veterans and their valor,” Kavanaugh said. “This day is to remember those wounded and killed not just in Vicksburg, but everywhere.” On Monday morning, the city’s annual Parade of Veterans will roll down Washington Street starting at 10. The parade will lead to a memorial service at Vicksburg Auditorium. The service, which will featured Retired U.S. Brig. Gen. Robert Crear

as keynote speaker, is scheduled to begin at 11. A wreathlaying ceremony will follow at the national cemetery at 12:30 p.m. In the cemetery, veterans will place a wreath on the grave of an unknown soldier, while honoring the memory of all those buried in the cemetery. “This is a famous city because of the Civil War and the South’s persistent defense,” Kavanaugh said. “We have a right to be proud of that heritage here and if it weren’t for the Civil War and Vicksburg’s role, we probably would not be celebrating this national holiday.”

Power Station in Claiborne County. “I practically raised him since he was 1 1/2 years old,” Camp said. She said Winifred Allen had health problems and was on disability. Funeral arrangements for Gerald Allen were incomplete, with Glenwood Funeral Home in charge. 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 Tuesday at his home at 4747 Bovina Cutoff Road from a gunshot wound to the chest,

No other significant U.S. components are due to fly to the space station, which still has a decade of life ahead. That was the job of the space shuttles — to haul up the big building blocks as well as loads of smaller items — and now they’re retiring. The last room — a storage closet — was attached earlier this year. While NASA’s role in space station construction is over, the Russian Space Agency plans to add at least one more chamber in another year or two, a job that will require multiple spacewalks. The Russians also will continue to provide rides to and from the orbiting lab for U.S. astronauts until private companies in America are able to take over the job. Chamitoff and his spacewalking partner, Mike Fincke, teamed up with robot arm

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Rainbow Casino open for business Rainbow Casino reopened for business Friday as floodwaters continued to recede. The reopening means three of the city’s five casinos — including Ameristar, on Washington Street, and Riverwalk, near the Rainbow Casino on Warrenton Road — are open. DiamondJacks remains closed due to flooding, and the former Horizon Casino downtown, closed in February due to a change in ownership, is set to reopen as Grand Station within a few weeks. In Greenville, officials said the three casinos plan to reopen Tuesday. They include the Jubiliee and Lighthouse Point casinos in downtown Greenville, and Churchill Downs-owned Harlow’s Casino and Resort. In Natchez, officials have said the river level must fall at least another 12 feet, to 47 or 48 feet from Friday

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 co-worker at International Security Agency, was charged by Vicksburg police with manslaughter by culpable negligence. Smith said the charges against Dodd will be presented to the Warren County grand jury that meets July 25. Dodd, who is from Tyler,

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.

Emma Carey Emma Carey died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at her residence. She was 84. Mrs. Carey lived in Vicksburg and was a retired cook for the Vicksburg Warren School District. She was a member of the Zion Traveler’s M. B. Church. Funeral arrangements were incomplete with W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge.

Juanita W. Ratcliff ST. JOSEPH, La. — Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita W. Ratcliff, age 93, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church of St. Joseph with the Rev. Ray Owens officiating. Burial will follow at Legion Cemetery in

Newellton. Visitation will be at the church Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until the service. Mrs. Ratcliff was born in Cherry Hill, Ala., and had lived in Tensas Parish since the early 1920s. She was a homemaker and a charter member of the First United Methodist Church of St. Joseph. Survivors include her three sons, Clyde E. Ratcliff Jr. and wife Gail of Hot Springs, Ark., John Mitchell Ratcliff and wife Cindy of Picayune, and James E. Ratcliff and wife Renella of Vicksburg; two brothers, Fred Mitchell Walker Jr. of Jackson and James Walker of Montgomery, Ala.; one sister, Virginia Walker Riggs of Abilene, Texas; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Mike Ratcliff, John Ratcliff, Jimmy Ratcliff, Jason Ratcliff, Benji Ratcliff and Scott Jernigin. Honorary pallbearers will be Derek Batey, Jordan Batey, Kazden Batey, Derrick Thompson and Chuck Howland. In lieu of flowers, memori-

als may be made to the First United Methodist Church,

operator Gregory Johnson to add one last finishing touch. “Assembly complete. Amazing,” Chamitoff said once the 50-foot boom was latched securely in place. “Boy, this is a big space station,” he marveled several minutes later. With its solar panels, the station spans a football field. Later, flight director Derek Hassmann noted there’s still a lot of work ahead to operate the outpost and keep it staffed. The station can accommodate six full-time residents; their main task is to conduct scientific experiments and help researchers understand what is needed for longer expeditions, such as going to Mars. This was the 164th spacewalk by shuttle astronauts; the first was performed back in 1983. The bulk — 110 — were for the space station, and 23 involved the Hubble Space Telescope.

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night’s 60.1, before the Isle of Capri can reopen. All nine casinos in Tunica have reopened.

Popular lakes closed for holiday weekend The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that recreation areas at Lake Arkbutla, Miss., and DeGray, Greeson and Ouachita Lakes in Arkansas are being affected by high water, reducing recreational opportunities during Memorial Day weekend. Arkabutla’s beaches will not be open to the public until the water elevation drops below 224.0 feet and repairs can be made. Also, a number of road, trail and campsite closures are in effect. For a complete list of what is open and closed at each facility, see the Corps’ recreational website at http:// visitors/visitors.cfm.

Texas, is out of jail on $32,000 bond. In the two killings earlier this year: • 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-yearold stepdaughter, Tyla Denise Vega, is charged with murder in her death. Tyla Vega remains in the Warren County Jail without bond.





Sunny with highs in the lower 90s and lows in the mid-60s

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

LOCAL FORECAST sunday-tuesday Sunny; highs in the lower 90s; lows in the upper 60s

STATE FORECAST TOday Sunny; highs in the lower 90s; lows in the mid-60s sunday-tuesday Sunny; highs in the lower 90s; lows in the upper 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 88º Low/past 24 hours............... 61º Average temperature......... 75º Normal this date................... 75º Record low..............51º in 1961 Record high............95º in 1911 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A 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 Sunday: A.M. Active............................ 2:45 A.M. Most active................. 8:57 P.M. Active............................. 3:08 P.M. Most active.................. 9:19 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:02 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:02 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 5:59

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 54.5 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.6 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 37.1 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 29.5 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 4.9 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 11.4 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................89.9 River................................. 103.7

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday.................................... 46.3 Monday.................................. 46.9 Tuesday.................................. 47.8 Memphis Sunday.................................... 32.2 Monday.................................. 31.8 Tuesday.................................. 31.5 Greenville Sunday.................................... 58.2 Monday.................................. 57.8 Tuesday.................................. 57.2 Vicksburg Sunday.................................... 53.7 Monday.................................. 53.1 Tuesday.................................. 52.8


Saturday, May 28, 2011

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A Yemeni army soldier is lifted by anti-government protesters during a demonstration Friday.

Chaos spreads throughout Middle East SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The deadly fighting that rocked the Yemeni capital this week spread beyond Sanaa on Friday as armed tribesmen seeking to oust President Ali Abdullah Saleh seized two military camps in battles that killed at least 18 and prompted airstrikes by government warplanes, a tribal leader said. The fighting brought to at least 124 the number killed in the past five days of bloodshed, which has hiked fears that the Arab world’s poorest country could be thrown into civil war as Saleh clings to power in the face of peaceful protests demanding his ouster. There were new signs that the fighting in and around Sanaa could cause a wider breakdown in a country where numerous armed groups operate. On Friday, Islamic militants went on a rampage in a southern city, taking control of a police station, banks and government buildings, security officials and witnesses said. This week’s street battles in Sanaa have pitted Saleh’s

security forces and fighters from Yemen’s most powerful tribal confederation, the Hashid, which has joined the popular uprising against the longtime ruler. Friday’s assault on the Republican Guard base in the Fardha Nehem region was the most significant escalation yet outside the capital. Tribal fighters allied to the Hashid stormed the camp, 50 miles northeast of Sanaa, and killed tens of troops — including the base commander — in the fighting, said local tribal leader Sheik Ali Saif. In Syria, security forces opened fire on anti-government demonstrations Friday, killing at least eight people as thousands took to the streets despite the near-certainty they would face gunfire, tear gas and stun guns, human rights activists and witnesses said. The casualties included three people in Qatana, a suburb of the capital, and four in the southern village of Dael, according to the Local Coordination Committees in Syria, which help organize

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the protests. One person also was reported killed near the border with Lebanon. The 10-week protests in Syria have evolved from a disparate movement demanding reforms to a resilient uprising that is now seeking President Bashar Assad’s ouster. On Friday, protests erupted in the capital, Damascus, and the coastal city of Banias, the central city of Homs and elsewhere. Human rights groups say more than 1,000 people have been killed since the revolt began in mid-March. In Egypt, Thousands of protesters returned to downtown Cairo’s Tahrir Square for what they call a “second revolution,” pressing Egypt’s military rulers to speed up the pace of democratic reforms in a country that is still charting its political future. Protesters carry banners reading the “Egyptian revolution is not over” and chant the slogan. They also call for the speedy trial of Hosni Mubarak and high-ranking members of his regime.

BELGRADE, Serbia — Ratko Mladic is eating strawberries and receiving family visits in a Serbian jail, but as early as Monday the ex-general could be on his way to face a war-crimes tribunal in The Hague, possibly joining his former ally Radovan Karadzic on trial for some of the worst horrors of the Balkan wars. The former Bosnian Serb army commander known for his cruelty and arrogance began issuing demands from behind bars Friday, calling for a TV set and Tolstoy novels, and regaining some of his trademark hubris after a pre-dawn raid in a Serbian village the day before ended his 16 years on the run. His family said he’s not guilty of crimes including his alleged role in the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II, the massacre that left 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica enclave in Bosnia dead. Serbia’s war crimes court ruled that the 69-year-old is fit to stand trial and that conditions have been met for him to be handed over to the U.N. tribunal.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS strikes shook the Libyan capital, Tripoli. It was not immediately clear what was targeted. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said he is sending envoy Mikhail Margelov to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi immediately to start negotiating, and that talks with the Libyan government could take place later.

Spanish police clash with protesters BARCELONA, Spain — Riot police firing rubber bullets and wielding truncheons clashed Friday with protesters as authorities cleared away a makeshift camp set up as part of a Spain-wide demonstration against the country’s economic problems. More than 100 people were injured. Many of the protesters, who are angry about high

unemployment, anti-austerity measures and politicians’ handling of the economy, refused to move. TV images showed officers beating the demonstrators and dragging them on the ground. Some wound up with bloodied hands and heads, or broken limbs.

Tourist dies of injuries suffered in Italy attack ROME — A Naples hospital spokesman said a Puerto Rican tourist who was knocked to the ground by muggers trying to grab his Rolex has died, nine days after he was hospitalized with severe head injuries. Police said 66-year-old Oscar Antonio Mendoza was pushed to the ground by two muggers aboard a scooter after he resisted their attempt to grab his watch shortly after he arrived in Naples aboard a cruise ship on May 18.

Russia offers to mediate Gadhafi’s exit DEAUVILLE, France — Russia abandoned one-time ally Moammar Gadhafi and offered Friday to mediate a deal for the Libyan leader to leave the country he has ruled for more than 40 years. The striking proposal by a leading critic of the NATO bombing campaign reflects growing international frustration with the Libyan crisis and a desire by the Kremlin for influence in the rapidly changing Arab landscape. With Gadhafi increasingly isolated and NATO jets intensifying their attacks, Russia may also be eyeing Libya’s oil and gas and preparing for the prospect that the lucrative Libyan market will fall into full rebel control. Early today, two NATO air

U.S. judge rules against corporate contribution ban ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A U.S. judge has ruled that the campaign finance law banning corporations from making contributions to federal candidates is unconstitutional, saying that a recent Supreme Court decision gives companies the same right to donate as individual citizens enjoy. U.S. District Judge James Cacheris tossed out part of an indictment against two people charged with illegally reimbursing donors to Hillary Clinton’s 2006 Senate and 2008 presidential campaigns. Cacheris said that under the Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United decision last year, corporations have the right to give to federal candidates. The ruling from the federal judge in Virginia is the first of its kind. The Citizens United case had applied only to corporate spending on campaign activities by independent groups, such as ads run by third parties to favor one side, not to direct contributions to the candidates themselves.

McConnell: GOP, Dems must tackle Medicare WASHINGTON — The Senate’s top Republican said lawmakers shouldn’t worry about being punished by voters for plucking savings from Medicare because any agreement addressing the popular program would have to be bipartisan. Sen. Mitch McConnell made the remarks to reporters three days after a Democrat won a special House election in a heavily Republican New York congressional district after accusing the GOP of wanting to kill Medicare. The Republican-run House has approved a budget that


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS would almost completely revamp the health care program for the elderly.

FDA approves drug for hospital infection WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new antibiotic to treat an intestinal infection that afflicts more than 700,000 U.S. patients each year and can sometimes prove fatal. Optimer Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Dificid tablets were approved to treat an infection called Clostridium difficile that usually affects older patients. It can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to potentially lifethreatening inflammation of the colon.

11 words still redacted from Pentagon Papers WASHINGTON — Forty years after they hit front pages, the Pentagon Papers will be released by the government next month. Eleven words of the finally declassified history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam will remain secret, however. Set for the week of June 13, the hard copy and online release comes 40 years after excerpts from the study first appeared in The New York Times. The resulting public uproar led to a major legal victory for press freedom when the Supreme Court upheld the right of newspapers to publish the papers. The upcoming release will be the complete study, unlike the version leaked by former Defense Department special assistant Daniel Ellsberg.

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Grad’s parents not sure if he should move back home Q: Our 22-year-old son is graduating from college this month. He doesn’t have a job lined up and has no idea what he’s going to do. My husband and I don’t know what our role is in this new stage of parenting. Do we let him live at home? Juli: Gone are the days when a college graduate was ready and willing to dive into all of the responsibilities of financial and personal independence. Due to the tough economy, among other factors, most 22-year-olds find themselves in a delayed stage of adolescence. They want the freedom of adulthood, but feel paralyzed by the FOCUS ON complexity THE FAMILY and pressures that accompany independence. This puts parents, like you, in the awkward position of actively parenting an adult child. Your ultimate goal is FOCUS ON to help your THE FAMILY son launch into the full independence of adulthood. If you choose to let him live at home after graduation, don’t allow that time to be wasted. Set boundaries and requirements up-front that will help him grow toward maturity and responsibility. It is reasonable to expect that he hold down a full-time job and/or pursue additional schooling or training. It might also be wise to set a departure date so that you do not enable him to avoid that next step of independence. Some parents charge their adult children rent for living at home. They put some of the money paid into a savings account that will be seed money for a deposit or down payment on a future living arrangement. Q: I was laid off more than a year ago, and I still feel stunned. I don’t even know how to look for a job after being steadily employed for six years. How do I get out of this rut? Jim: Use this time to ask yourself some serious questions. “What gifts and talents do I possess that I didn’t have a chance to use in my former job? Are there educational opportunities I should explore? What am I learning about myself through this job loss that I didn’t know — or didn’t want to know — before? What do I really want to do with my life?” Once you’re employed again, this window will close. Life will once again be overwhelmed with work responsibilities and day-to-day cares. You won’t have “down time” like this again. Perhaps your job loss is God’s way of helping you find a better path.

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


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Something about Camping’s prediction touched a nerve By Ted Anthony AP national writer NEW YORK — Where were you on the day the world didn’t end? Did you, like many thousands of others, turn to a social network and confess to the world something you had kept hidden? Did you laugh it off and make jokes about not having to go to work Monday? Did you pick your favorite end-times pop song and blast it on the car stereo? Did you maybe scoff a little while wondering — just a teensy bit, in a tiny place in the very back of your head — what you might do if May 21were indeed your final day on the planet? Or maybe it was all of the above. Regardless, as multiple media outlets put it Sunday — in precisely the same wording — “We’re still here.” The curious buildup happened like this: An American minister captivated believers and aroused skeptics by using math and the Bible to predict that Saturday, May 21, 2011, would begin the rolling global destruction of Judgment Day. The day ended with no discernible apocalyptic events, but the prediction produced an unusual cultural moment: a brief window where the odd and the humorous, the faithful and the commercial and the cosmic all blended into ... well, something. Clearly something about the prediction from Family Radio International touched a nerve. And unsurprisingly so: In uncertain times — and these are most certainly those — it’s hard to avoid wondering just how bad things might get. Less than five months old, 2011 has already brought us a cataclysmic earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan, another tremor in New Zealand, major tornadoes in the American heartland and, on Saturday, a volcano eruption in Iceland. Manmade events, from the uprisings in the Mideast to the killing of Osama bin Laden to the ongoing struggle of the global economy, also contribute to the sense that things are moving at a dizzying pace. And a tiny earthquake near Family Radio’s California headquarters Saturday night probably didn’t help perceptions much.


David Kirk, Carlos Munoz and Pete Erwin, with his Jesus figure, gather in front of the offices of evangelist Harold Camping along with others, to celebrate the nondestruction of the world on May 21.

Harold Camping Lots of fodder for conversation. So when the hour of Harold Camping’s prediction was approaching, people — a lot of people — had something to say. Bloggers blogged and blogged again. Newspapers editorialized about it — and some took Camping’s money and ran his advertisements, which also appeared on billboards in many countries. Cable news anchors spent big chunks of Saturday chatting about it — about not just the believers, but about we, the people, and how we might behave if the end was (to employ a word rarely used elsewhere) nigh. “For every generation, there’s been

somebody who’s saying, ‘Oh, the end of the world is going to be, say, April 11, 1985.’ So when that happens every generation, it’s kind of hard to take seriously,” said Jory Burson, 27, a multimedia producer in Stillwater, Okla. But, she added: “I do think that people stop and consider all the tragic events that have happened recently — the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, things like that — and, I’m speaking of my Christian friends here, that they might think maybe there’s an element of truth here. But I think it makes people stop and reflect on tragedies and think about how we’re treating the world and

how the world’s treating us.” As with so many curious cultural blips, from the balloon boy to the angry flight attendant, it’s easy to say that attention to this was created and fed by the media. But that doesn’t account for the social networks — for the millions on Twitter who made topics like “rapture” and “judgmentday” trend throughout the day. And for the ones who answered the call to confess secrets and assemble Judgment Day playlists (it was a good day for Blondie’s “Rapture” and R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”; no word Sunday on Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin”). The whole affair, unastonishingly, proved friendly to sundry marketing opportunities — even beyond the T-shirt trade. One major electronics manufacturer urged customers to use its cameras to chronicle the end times. The Daily News in New York dedicated its entire tabloid front page Saturday to this headline: “BUY THIS PAPER! ... if it’s the last thing you do.” Yet behind the wink-nudge flavor of it all, some of the talk and even a bit of the humor felt tinged with tentativeness: Sure, it wasn’t going to happen. But — lower your voice a bit — are we all absolutely certain? That’s always the question with faith in uncertain times, and people See Apocalypse Page B4.

History channel plans 10-hour docudrama about the Bible By Lynn Elber AP television writer LOS ANGELES — As a kid in the 1960s, reality TV king Mark Burnett was thrilled by the special-effects miracle of a sundered Red Sea in “The Ten Commandments.” “How cool was that?” said the producer of “Survivor” and “The Apprentice,” who watched Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 film when it was shown on television. Now it’s Burnett’s turn to wow a small-screen audience with epic Scripture stories: He and his wife, actress Roma Downey, are producing the 10-part docudrama “The Bible” for the History channel. It’s set to be shown in 2013, History channel President Nancy Dubuc said Tuesday.

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey The series will combine live action with computergenerated imagery to retell stories ranging from Noah and the Ark to Exodus to the Crucifixion and Resur-

The series will combine live action with computer-generated imagery to retell stories ranging from Noah and the Ark to Exodus to the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus. Shooting is planned for the Middle East and elsewhere. rection of Jesus. Shooting is planned for the Middle East and elsewhere. Burnett said he and Downey (who starred in a different look at faith, the

fantasy series “Touched by an Angel”) have been working on the project for two years. Both grew up with Scriptures, he in England and she in Ireland, but aren’t on a mission, Burnett said. “People apply personal meanings to the Bible. Our job is to tell the stories in an emotionally connected way,” he said, adding that much of great literature and its characters are rooted in the Book. The cable channel, which has done religious-focused projects since it debuted, was looking for a worthy follow to the 12-hour series “America: The Story of Us,” Dubuc said. For a new generation, “The Bible” provides a way to visit the work “in a visual and entertaining way” that

may encourage viewers to seek more information, she said. The project also has global appeal, of value to History and its 150-country reach, Dubuc said. “The Bible” is among the channel’s biggest ventures, she said, declining to detail the budget. History, which had partnered with Burnett on “Expedition Africa,” had a series of talks with him about his wish to explore the Bible and his approach, Dubuc said. It became apparent that “his vision was to do the Bible much the way we did ‘The Story of Us,”’ she said. There is no conflict between the new series See Bible Page B4.


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church events Antioch Baptist

Calvary Baptist

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

Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Bruce Bryant, interim pastor, delivering the message. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. Evening activities begin at 5 with Fifth Sunday Night Sing with the GA’s serving and selling dessert to raise funds for summer camp. Discipleship training is on break. Prayer meeting and youth will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Children’s activities are canceled.

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

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

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school led by Jim Daquilla. Worship with the sanctuary choir led by Jerry Stuart, music minister, singing special music. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. Brian Parker, minister of students and education, will deliver the message. Evening services are canceled. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6 with prayer service, handbells, youth Bible study and children’s choir rehearsal. Adult choir rehearsal begins at 6:45. A nursery is provided.

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

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. End of School Pizza party is tonight from 6 until 8 at the Youth Center. Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and the youth meeting. Worship is at 11. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. Fifth Sunday night singing begins at 6. Wednesday night prayer meeting begins at 6 at the home of Thomas and Faye Powell. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

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

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

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

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main Street, will celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter with Holy Eucharist Rite I, in the chapel and Holy Eucharist Rite II, at 10 in the nave. The Rev. David Elliott will preach and celebrate at both services. A Chrisitian Education program dealing with Life, Death and Resurrection continues in the parish at 9 a.m. Choir practice begins at 9:30 in the parish hall. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the 10 a.m. service in the parish hall. Child care will be provided during the 10 a.m. service. During the month of June the Wednesday Coffee/Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. in the parish hall to prepare and deliver Meals on Wheels. A lay healing service begins at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. Call 601-638-5899 or visit www.christchurchvburg.

Church of Christ Sunday services at Church of Christ, 811 Culkin Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 11. On Wednesday, a Bible class for all ages is at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-0141 or 601-5290904 for a free Bible study. Larry Harris is the minister.

Church of Christ Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. with Eric Welch presenting the lesson for the worship service. Fifth Sunday singing and a presentation by Jeffrey Holmes of his recent missionary trip will be during the evening worship. On Wednesday, Bible classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-4801 or e-mail vickcofc@cablelynx. com for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course. “A Minute of Inspiration”

devotion “Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation: and Thy right hand hath holden me up, and Thy gentleness hath made me great.” •

Psalm 18:35

In World War II, General Johnathan Mayhew Wainwright led a gallant but vain fight that led him to become a prisoner of war. For months, the Japanese mocked him and beat him. then, one day, the news arrived that the Allied Forces had won. •

The Japanese guards thought Wainwright hadn’t heard the news, so they approached him to inflict their daily habit of abuse. Though Wainwright had grown frail and weak, he stood up straight and tall and said, “From now on, I’m giving the orders around here.” •

The devil doesn’t want you to know the Good News that Jesus has won the victory, either. But you must resist him and claim the power of God in your life. •

Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: is broadcast on River 101.3 between 6:45 and 6:55 a.m. weekdays.

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

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

Cool Spring M.B. Services for Cool Spring M.B. Church, will be at Kings Empowerment Center, 224 R.L. Chase Circle, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Byron Maxwell is pastor.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Worship is at 10:55. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. The sanctuary and Sunday school rooms are handicap accessible in Wesley Hall. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast and devotional begin at 6:50 a.m. On Wednesday, children from age 3 through second grade will have a Splash Pad Fun Day from 10 a.m. until noon. The chancel choir will meet at 7 p.m. The Web site is

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

Edwards Baptist Services at Edwards Bap-

tist Church, 101 Magnolia St., Edwards, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. All services will be led by Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Choir practice is at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Curlee Green is minister of music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best. Call 601-852-8141 or visit edwardsbaptch@bellsouth. net..

Family Life Cathedral Sunday services at Family Life Cathedral, An Oasis of Love, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Successful Living classes, followed by praise and worship at 11. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3, and children’s church is available. Second Sunday praise and worship begin at 8 a.m. Successful Living classes begin at 6 p.m. Friends and Family Day is each third Sunday with Successful Living classes at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 11. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by discipleship classes at 7. Morning prayer is from 6 until 9 on Friday. Call 601-629-3900, 601-2185629 or 601-638-3433. E-mail flcoasisoflove@Cablelynx. com. Betty J. Young Tyler is pastor.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available, and a nursery is provided. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Evening service is canceled. Celebrate Recovery begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic begins at 4:30 p.m.; family supper begins at 4:45; and church family time begins at 5:50. Youth Bible study, children’s activity, preschool care and adult choir practice are at 6:15. JOY Fellowship meets at 11 a.m. in the Family Life Center for a covered-dish luncheon and program. On Friday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building. Visit www.

First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem. Chaplain Jeffery Murphy will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, fol-

lowed by fellowship supper.

choir is at 7.

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Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 8:55 a.m. with a service of Praise and Thanksgiving in the chapel, followed by worship at 9:30 with the Rev. Tim Brown, leading the service. The choir director is Sharon Penley. The organist is Barbara Tracy. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study begins at 7:15 a.m. Al Anon meeting begins at noon. Junior high small groups meet at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, sanctuary choir practice and youth small groups are at 6 and 7. Meals on Wheels meets at 10:45 a.m. Friday.

Services at Holly Grove M.B. Church, 746 Johnson St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Betty Brown is superintendent. Napoleon Newton is assistant superintendant. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday at 11 a.m. R.L. Miller is pastor.

Freemount A.M.E. First Sunday services at Freemount A.M.E. Church, 1190 Myles Station Road, Hermanville, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11.

Gibson Memorial Activities at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. The Dabney Bible Class can be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday on WBBV 101.3. Worship is at 11. Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader. On Wednesday, bell choir practice is at 5:15 p.m. Choir practice is at 6:30. Visit

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with Bible study at 9:45 a.m. Worship is at 11, with the Rev. Bryan Abel delivering the message. Ed Crawford will lead the music. An appreciation lunch for Merle and Al Melancon will follow the service. Evening activities begin at 5:30 with discipleship training, followed by fifth Sunday night singing at 6:30. On Wednesday, prayer meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. Baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-2183911 or visit www.ggsmbc. org. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

Greater Oak Grove M.B. Services at Greater Oak Grove M.B. Church, 3302 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. with worship, followed by Sunday school at 9:30. On Tuesday, prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible class at 7. The Rev. James C. Archer is associate pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. Sunday activities at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 8:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Snack supper begins at 5:30 p.m. UMYF begins at 6. A nursery is provided. On Monday, feeding the homeless begins at 5:30 p.m. Cub Scouts meets at 6. On Tuesday, staff parish meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Prayer group meeting is at 6. On Wednesday, Handbells begins at 5:45 p.m. Chancel

Holy Cross Anglican Services at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Reformed Episcopal Church) 1021 Crawford St., located inside the former Sisters of Mercy Chapel, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study. Holy Communion is at 10:30. The Rev. Mark Bleakley presides. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and fellowship rooms are accessible to the handicapped through the back gate on Adams Street. A podcast “Renewing the Face of the Earth: Conversation on Art, Spirituality, and Anglican Culture,” can be heard at Call 601-529-4838. Visit www.holycrossvbg. com.

House of Israel Services at The House of Israel Hebrew Culture Center, 1500 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. with Sabbath School each Saturday. Evening worship begins at 1 p.m. Bible Class begins at 5 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Radio Outreach Ministry is broadcast on WRTM 100.5 F.M. Sunday morning at 9. Ahmetahee Ben Israel is minister. Visit

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. On Monday, Bible class begins at 5 p.m. Intercessory prayer begins at 6. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 5 p.m. Bible study and a budget/finance class is at 6. “Perfect Peace” is broadcast at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday on WUFX11. Grace and Prophecy with Apostle Linda Sweezer is broadcast at 3:30 Wednesday and Saturday mornings on The Word Network. The Moving Into the Harvest Leadership conference will be rescheduled at a later date.

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

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

King of Kings Services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Faith Fest begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the River Stage Parking Plaza at Crawford and Washington streets. Continued on Page B3.

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For transportation, call 601-661-6444 or 601-629-7791. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.

King Solomon Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin with Hour of Soul-Saving Power at 8:15 a.m. with the Voice of Praise Choir. Regular worship is at 10 a.m. with the Mass Choir providing the music. The Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor, will deliver both services. Nursery is provided beginning at 9:30 a.m. The service can be heard on WRTM-FM 100.5 at 11 a.m. and on WJIW-FM 104.7 and KJIW-FM 94.5 at 7 p.m. Discipleship training begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bible study is at noon Friday. CDs or DVDs of Sunday messages are available by calling the church at 601-6387658. Transportation is available by calling 601-831-4387 or 601630-5342 the day before.

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

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

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

Lutheran Church of the Messiah The Divine Service for the Sixth Sunday of Easter will be celebrated at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road, at 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit or call 601-636-1894.

Mound Baptist Services at Mound Baptist Church, U.S. 80, Mound, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. with Tommy Simpkins delivering the message. Wednesday evening prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 6:30, led by Jeff Reddick.

Mount Alban M.B. Services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m.

TODAY • Calvary Baptist — 8 a.m., City Wide Usher Meeting; Patricia Kinnard, 601-415-0151, Gloria Smith, 601-636-8696, Mattie Robinson, 601-636-3140 or Peggy Pierce, 601-868-0112; 406 Klein St. • Gospel Temple M.B. — 4 p.m., Musical; 1612 Lane St. • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 9 a.m., Women’s Ministry breakfast; Shoney’s. • Greater Mount Lebanon — 6 p.m., Choir program; soloists are invited; 339 Alpine St. • Mount Alban M.B. — 7 p.m., One Day Youth Revival; the Rev. Marcus Cheeks, guest speaker; the Rev. Henry Taylor, pastor; Pamela Durman, 601-634-8089 or Annie Knight 601-638-4080; 2385 Mount Alban Road. • New Hope M.B. — 6:30 p.m., Old Fashion Musical; The United Men of Christ, Kenneth Griffin, and others; Bovina. • Rose Hill M.B. — 10 a.m., Musical Blowout; mime groups, praise dancers, choirs and soloist are invited; 683 Stenson Road.

SUNDAY • Mount Alban M.B. — 11 a.m., Super Youth Service; the Rev. Michael Marshall, guest speaker; the Rev. Henry Taylor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road. • New Hope M.B. — 11 a.m., Youth service; the Rev. Emmitt Pollard, guest speaker; Bovina. • St. Luke Freewill Baptist — 11 a.m., Youth Day; the Rev. G. Haggard, speaker; the Rev. Billy Bennett Jr., pastor; 91 Young Alley. • St. Paul M.B. — Noon, Free Will Mission; dinner served; Hugh T. Lewis, pastor; Edwards. • St. Paul — Clothing and other items giveaway immediately following 11 a.m. service; Family Life Center; Bovina. • Warren County Baptist Association — 7 p.m., Fifth Sunday Fundraiser Program; the Rev. Dennis Redden, speaker; Mount Pisgah Baptist and Bethlehem M.B. Church choirs; 1411 Martin Luther King Jr. St. • Warren County Sunday School Institute — 2 p.m., Quarterley Review; the Rev. Robert Miller, speaker; New Mount Zion M.B., 516 Field St. • Word of Faith Christian Center — 10:30 a.m., Racial Harmony Sunday; Minister Shirla Lacerda, Word of Faith Brazil Training Center, guest speaker; the Rev. Reginald L. Walker, pastor; 3525 Wisconsin Ave.

liams, speaker; King David No. 2 M.B and Mount Ararat M.B. Church choirs; 746 Johnson St. • King of Kings Christian Center —7 p.m., Faith Fest; various gospel artists, mime and dance troupes, poets and others; River Stage Parking Plaza, Crawford and Washington Streets; 601-218-3578.

JUNE 4 • Hawkins United Methodist — 5 p.m., Fish fry; 60th Church anniversary; reservations due by the Wednesday before; 3736 Halls Ferry Road.

JUNE 5 • Hawkins United Methodist — 9 a.m., 60th Church anniversary; 3736 Halls Ferry Road.

JUNE 6 • Travelers Rest Baptist — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Jesse Horton, guest speaker; the Rev. Thomas E. Bernard, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave.

JUNE 7 • Travelers Rest Baptist — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Jesse Horton, guest speaker; the Rev. Thomas E. Bernard, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave.

JUNE 8 • Travelers Rest Baptist — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Jesse Horton, guest speaker; the Rev. Thomas E. Bernard, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave.

JUNE 9 • Travelers Rest Baptist — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Jesse Horton, guest speaker; the Rev. Thomas E. Bernard, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave.

JUNE 10 • Travelers Rest Baptist — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Jesse Horton, guest speaker; the Rev. Thomas E. Bernard, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave.

MONDAY • Holly Grove M.B. — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Johnnie L. Williams, speaker; King David No. 2 M.B and Mount Ararat M.B. Church choirs; 746 Johnson St.

TUESDAY • Holly Grove M.B. — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Johnnie L. Williams, speaker; King David No. 2 M.B and Mount Ararat M.B. Church choirs; 746 Johnson St.

JUNE 11 • Mount Carmel Ministries — 9 a.m., New member training class; 2015 Grove St. • Mount Givens M.B. — 6 p.m., Senior choir musical; 210 Kirkland Road.

JUNE 12 • Grace Baptist — 11 a.m., Youth of the 1980’s Reunion; service with music; bring a dish for potluck fellowship; 1729 Hankinson Road.

WEDNESDAY • Holly Grove M.B. — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Johnnie L. Williams, speaker; King David No. 2 M.B and Mount Ararat M.B. Church choirs; 746 Johnson St.

THURSDAY • Holly Grove M.B. — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Johnnie L. Williams, speaker; King David No. 2 M.B and Mount Ararat M.B. Church choirs; 746 Johnson St. • The Word Church of Vicksburg — Noon, “Come and Dine With the Father”; Apostle Oscar L. Davis, pastor; 1201 Grove St.

FRIDAY • Hawkins United Methodist — 7:30 p.m., 60th Church anniversary; Reach Out, singing at the home of James and Ethel Pickens; 3736 Halls Ferry Road. • Holly Grove M.B. — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Johnnie L. Wilwith Sunday school led by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship are each second, third and fourth Sunday; youth service is each fifth Sunday; all begin at 11. On Wednesday, prayer/ Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Women of Faith Ministry meets at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.

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

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent.

Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday at 11. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. in the annex each Sunday. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Ushers meet at 6 p.m. each Tuesday before the second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Junior choir rehearses at 5 p.m. Thursday before the first and third Sunday. Senior choir rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. Thursday before the fifth Sunday. Women’s ministry begins at 10 a.m. each first Saturday. For transportation call 601636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school

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JUNE 18 • Mount Carmel Ministries — 10 a.m., Church picnic; Clear Creek Pavilion, Bovina.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JUNE 6-10 • Oakland Baptist — 6 p.m.; 2959 Oak Ridge Road.

JUNE 15-17 • Mount Carmel Ministries — 6 p.m.; 2015 Grove St.

JUNE 20-24 • King David No. 1 M.B. — 7:30 p.m.; 2717 Letitia St.

enhancement is each second Sunday; worship and testimony service is each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Friday before the third Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Mission Society begins at 3 p.m. each second Monday and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Mount Carmel Sunday services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages. Worship begins at 11 with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, praise and worship choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon Sat-

urday before each second and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Exercise class begins at 8 a.m. Saturdays. For information or transportation, call 601-638-9015.

Mount Givens M.B. Services at Mount Givens M.B. Church, 210 Kirkland Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, except the first Sunday. Alice Scott is teacher. Sarah Cosey is superintendent. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Bible study is each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., led by the Rev. Terry L. Moore, pastor. Choir rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m. each third and fourth Friday, under the direction of Karen Baker. The choir anniversary program begins at 6 p.m. June 11. All choirs and soloists are invited. Call 601-631-0602.

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

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

Mount Pilgrim Services at Mount Pilgrim, Freetown, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. First Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. and are led by Gracie Daniels, evangelist. Communion is each second Sunday and worship is each fifth Sunday; both begin at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.

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

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

Nazarene Services for Vicksburg First Church of Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:50. The Hispanic congregation will celebrate their 5th anniversary with Alberto Vidal, pastor of Hispanic ministries, delivering the message. Translation will be provided. A fiesta will follow the service with hand-fashioned decor and homemade Spanish dishes. On Wednesday, youth activities begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and worship team practice are at 6, followed by Bible study at 7. Adults continue with “Ashes to Fire.” Prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. Hispanic congregation’s Bible study and fellowship are at 7 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Chuck Parish is senior pastor. The Rev. Ron Ray is pastor of discipleship ministries. Pastor Emeritus is the Rev. Kuhrman Cox. Visit

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

New Dimension World Services at New Dimension World, 2011 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with worship. Tuesday Night Touch (question and answer Bible study) is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Bishop George Tyler Straughter is founder and senior pastor. Continued on Page B4.


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New Mount Elem M.B. Sunday youth services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 8 a.m. with worship, followed by Sunday school. On Tuesday, prayer/Bible class is at 7. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

New Mount Pilgrim Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillium, deacon and assistant superintendent. The following begin at 11 — second Sunday services; Covenant after Sunday school each third Sunday; and Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday. Minister Jacqueline Griffin is instructor. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study under the direction of the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by Jean Thomas begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The usher board meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-6366386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

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

Open Door Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Paul Rush. Worship is at 11:15 with Ken Harper delivering the message. Joe Branch is song leader. Tim Goodson is pianist and provides special music. A nursery is provided. Call 601-636-0313. E-mail

Pentecostal Explosion Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 10:30. Wednesday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Leonard and Paula Calcote are pastors.

Call 601-953-6812.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Patrick Little, guest speaker. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. is pastor.

Port Gibson U.M.C. Sixth Sunday of Easter services at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Professional counseling is offered at Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St. Call 601-437-5046.

Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with early service, followed by Good News Discussion Group at 9:45. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11 with the Rev. D.R. Ragsdale delivering the sermon. Ken Warren will lead congregational singing. A nursery is provided. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Cursillo will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sisters by Choice meeting is canceled Thursday. Call 601-636-2966 or e-mail pcumc­_vicksburg@yahoo. com.

Refuge Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 10:45 a.m. with praise and worship with Bethany Winkler, music pastor. Tony Winkler, pastor, will bring the message. Kidz Konstruction for ages 4 to 9 begins at 10:45. Wednesday Family Night for all ages begins at 7 in the Family Life Center. A nursery is available for children as old as 4. Call 601-638-4439 or visit

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

St. Alban’s Episcopal Services for the Sixth Sunday of Easter at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, Rite 1. Choir practice is at 9:45, under the direction of Joan Leese, organist and choirmaster. Youth and adult Bible study is at 10. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, is celebrated at 11 with the Rev. Billie Abraham, rector, celebrating at both services. Coffee and fellowship follow each service. Child care is provided at 11 a.m. Bible study is Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Each Wednesday at 7 a.m. is a study of “Twelve

Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, A Christian Pathway.” Holy Eucharist and healing service are celebrated each Wednesday at 6 p.m. Visit www.stalbansbovina. org. Call 601-636-6687.

St. George Orthodox Services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include: The Sunday of the Blindman; Great Vespers is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday; Matins and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Confessions are heard before and after every service. All services are in English. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. Call 601636-2483. Visit

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

St. Luke Free Will Services at St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church, 91 Young Alley, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship each first, second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Elder Billy Bennett Jr. is the pastor.

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

St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter at 9 a.m. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday in the parish chapel. Devotion to the Blessed Mother is at 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday, or by appointment. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor. Call 601-636-0115.

St. Mary’s Episcopal St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe the Sixth Sunday of Easter with Holy Communion, Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Denny Allman will bring the message and serve at the Eucharist. Coffee and snacks are avail-

able before and after the service.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight. Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass is at 7 am. Tuesday through Friday. Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday is at 5 p.m.

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

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

Southside Baptist Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Greg Clemts, pastor. Andrew Clemts, interim song director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead the music. Adult choir practice is at 4 p.m. Bible study is at 5, followed by worship at 6. Midweek prayer services are at 10 a.m. each Wednesday, and Bible study/prayer service is at 7 p.m. Call 601-631-0047 or visit www.southsidebcvicksburg. com.

Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Music is by United Voices. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday. Men of Purpose rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday. Youth tutorial meets at 7 each Tuesday night. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Bible study/ prayer is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Midweek Bible study/ prayer begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Perfect Praise choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each fourth Wednesday. Inspirational choir rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. each second Wednesday. United Voices of Worship rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Call 601-636-3712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Thomas E. Ber-

nard is pastor.

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

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/ New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday and Bible study at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher/Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday at the administration building. For transportation, call 601-218-1319, 601638-8135 or 601-638-8108. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor.

Warrenton Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Marvin E. Curtis Jr., pastor, delivering the message. Junior church is during worship and is led by Scott Audirsch, associate youth pastor. Evening worship begins at 6 with fifth Sunday popcorn, preaching and singing. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. with Curtis. Prayer time will follow. Visit

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

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Pastor Scott Reiber preaching, assisted by Elder Bob



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from more than one religion — and even a few atheists — admitted to being a bit introspective about the world on this particular weekend. That was true for Maddie Calhoon, a Unitarian Universalist from St. Paul, Minn., who was at a gathering Saturday night that guests renamed a “rapture party.” “We said, ‘We’re just glad we’re all together.’ And it was a joke,” said Calhoon, 24. “But of course it made me think about things, and

about how I don’t reflect often about what I’d do if my time was coming to an end.” In the aftermath, as Camping’s followers expressed disappointment and bewilderment, some of the people watching from afar worried about their fate — and about how other, more mainstream groups of faithful might process the doomsday that wasn’t. After all, such predictions are hardly new; specific predictions about Christ’s return at a certain time have been made almost

since Christianity began. One Facebook group called “I’m not bragging, but this is the 5th end of the world I’ve survived” had drawn almost 45,000 followers by Sunday afternoon. “Many individuals, past and present, have made false and misleading claims about the end times,” said a commentary on the website of the United Church of God, a U.S-based Christian denomination. “While such people feel like they are doing the work of God, in reality they are produc-

ing skepticism and a lack of faith when their prophecies fail.” By midday Sunday, most of the Judgment Day-related hashtags had slipped from Twitter’s trends list. Two, however, were still going strong, nestled in among Iceland, Lady Gaga and Mitch Daniels. One was “Harold Camping.” The other, slightly higher, was “God.”

and the channel’s brand, the executive said. “Regardless of your beliefs — and we’re not drawing on any feelings about the importance of faith — this is the most-studied Book of all time,” she said. “The Bible” is using the New International Version, the translation preferred by evangelical Christian leaders, and the New Revised Standard Version, Dubuc said. A committee of theologians and scholars is being assembled to consult on the series.

Walker. Evening worship is at 6. Mark Monroe will assist. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is the organist. On Wednesday, prayer/ Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m.

Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with the kickoff of the Christmas Shoe Box campaign for the missions. Bob Conrad, pastor, will deliver the message. Evening services begin at 5 with praise and testimony service and the birthday/anniversary fellowship. On Wednesday, old-time prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. with all auxiliaries meeting. A nursery is provided.

Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Kent Campbell is pastor. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. Student Minister is Devin Rost. A nursery is available for ages up to 3. Children’s church is available for 4 years through second grade, following Sunday school. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV FM-101.3 or Sunday night activities begin at 6 with worship and youth Bible study at 6. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Evening service and Underground Connections for the youth begin at 6. Sanctuary choir practice begins at 7:10. Call 601-636-5320.

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

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

Burnett called it humbling to portray the Scriptures on screen and gratifying to “breathe fresh visual life into incredible stories for a global audience.” The miniseries offers rare depth and the chance to create a “legacy” project, said Burnett, 50, whose credits also include the new singing contest “The Voice” and the upcoming Emmy Awards ceremony. “I could be 80 or 90 and it could still be on television,” he said of “The Bible.”



Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

SCHEDULE MHSAA baseball June 4, 1 and 6 p.m. at Trustmark Park

ON TV 6 p.m. Fox - In a meeting of former Red Sox pitchers at Turner Field, Derek Lowe will take the hill for the Atlanta Braves as they face the Cincinnati Reds, who will start Bronson Arroyo on the mound. MLB roundup/C3


Former Vicksburg High standout went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored to lead Tulane to a 7-1 victory over Houston on Friday in the C-USA Tournament.


Rockets hire Kevin McHale as coach

HOUSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says the Houston Rockets are close to hiring Kevin McHale as their new coach. The person says the team is negotiating a contract with McHale. The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal is not yet complete. McHale would take over for Rick Adelman, who left the team days after his fourth season in Houston. McHale, a Hall of Fame player for the Boston Celtics, spent 15 years with the Timberwolves in his native Minnesota. He was let go in 2009 and has recently served as a TV analyst. The 53-year-old McHale would become Houston’s third coach since 2003, when Rudy Tomjanovich stepped down for health reasons. Jeff Van Gundy coached the team from 2003-07, taking the Rockets to three playoff appearances. Houston has missed the playoffs the last two years as it dealt with injuries that have limited All-Star center Yao Ming to just five games since the 2008-09 season. That year, Houston reached the Western Conference semifinals, breaking a streak of seven consecutive first-round exits for the franchise. McHale’s time as an executive in Minnesota was highlighted by drafting Kevin Garnett out of high school in 1995. Other moves and draft decisions didn’t go over as well with fans and he began to draw criticism. McHale’s first coaching experience came when he took over the Wolves for the last 31 games of the 2005 season after he fired Flip Saunders. He went back to the front office after that before returning to the position in 2008 after Randy Wittman was fired.

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Golden Eagles walk the plank By Ernest Bowker PEARL — Coming into Friday’s finale at the Conference USA Tournament, Southern Miss knew it would be tough to put a lot of runs on the board against Seth Maness. As it turned out, the East Carolina ace made it almost impossible. Maness struck out nine and walked one in a threehit shutout, and Philip Clark went 3-for-5 with two RBIs as

C-USA Tourney Friday Memphis 5, UAB 4 Rice 4, Central Florida 2 Tulane 7, Houston 1 East Carolina 4, USM 0 Today Championship game Houston vs. Rice, 7 p.m. East Carolina beat Southern Miss 4-0 at Trustmark Park. “He (Maness) had every-

thing working,” East Carolina coach Billy Godwin said. “What a great way to come in here, against a great Southern Miss club, and finish his Conference USA career.” The loss capped a disappointing showing at the C-USA Tournament for Southern Miss (39-17). It lost two of three, including a 14-inning heartbreaker to Houston on Thursday night, and did not score a run in its last 15 innings. In all, Southern Miss scored a total of 13

runs in three tournament games, but was held scoreless in 27 of 31 innings in which it batted. “Offensively, we’re struggling here late in the year, in all honesty. I think that’s the second time we’ve been shut out since 2008, and it’s the second time in about two weeks,” Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said. “We’ve got to get some things going. We’re going to approach the See USM, Page C3.

Alabama second baseman Josh Sanders leaps over sliding Arkansas player Bo Bigham (12) in the second inning of their SEC Tournament game Friday.

Rice earns berth in C-USA title game Top-seeded

Gamecocks, Alabama eliminated

By Ernest Bowker

PEARL — Rice’s uphill climb to the Conference USA championship game is complete. The top-seeded Owls fell behind in the first inning for the third consecutive day, but rallied back to beat Central Florida 4-2 on Friday and clinch a spot in tonight’s C-USA Tournament final. Rice will face crosstown rival Houston at 7 p.m. at Trustmark Park. “I’m sure it will be a real good game. They always play us tough. Everybody has used up a lot of pitching, so it should be a good game,” Rice coach Wayne Graham said. Reaching the championship game could also be enough to earn a national seed for Rice (40-19). It entered the tournament ranked 10th in the latest RPI rankings. The top eight teams receive a national seed and the right to host a super regional if they make it that far. “The win today probably put us very close. That’s an RPI win, because they were 15th,” Graham said. “So, we’re very close to a power rating that you have to at least put us in the discussion for a national seed. They can’t give five to the ACC and three to the SEC, and that’s all the ones in front of us.” If they do get to play at home the next two weeks, the Owls can thank their superb pitching staff. Starter

By The Associated Press


UAB’s Michael Busby, a former Porters Chapel standout, pitches against Memphis during the Conference USA baseball tournament Friday. Memphis won, 5-4. Abe Gonzales allowed one earned run in 52⁄3 innings, and relievers Jeremy Fant and Tony Cingrani held UCF (38-21) to two hits the rest of the way. “Abe did a great job. I thought he would. UCF has trouble with left-handed pitching,” Graham said. “They can put six left-hand-

ers in a lineup against a right-handed pitcher, and that makes it tough. So I wanted to throw lefties against them and it worked out for us.” UCF took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single by D.J. Hicks, but it was short-lived. Craig Manuel put Rice ahead with a two-run

single in the bottom half. UCF tied it on an RBI groundout by Hicks in the third inning, but again Rice came right back. Manuel led off with a walk and eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Shane Hoelscher to put the Owls ahead 3-2 in the See C-USA, Page C3.

HOOVER, Ala. — Chase Davidson had a two-run single in the first inning and three Georgia pitchers combined to contain South Carolina 4-2 Friday night and oust the top-seeded Gamecocks from the Southeastern Conference tournament. The Bulldogs (30-29) still need to beat Florida twice today to make the championship game, and have to win the first one to secure a winning record and be eligible for an NCAA regional. “This group has been so tough all year,” Georgia coach Dave Perno said. “When they get pushed, they just seem to will something. We have got to get off to a good start. That’s the key.” It worked against the Gamecocks (45-14), who never overcame a 3-0 firstinning deficit. The defending national champions still are expected to receive a national seed on Sunday. They allowed eight first-inning runs in three tournament games and only six after that. In this one, neither team See SEC, Page C3.


Reds take series opener over Braves By The Associated Press ATLANTA — Mike Leake returned from the minors to give Cincinnati’s depleted rotation a boost and the Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Friday night for only their second win in 10 games. Leake (4-2) gave Cincinnati its first win by a starter since May 16. The right-hander allowed one run, seven hits and three walks in six innings. Ramon Hernandez hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Braves closer Craig Kimbrell. The Braves loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth before Nick Massett ended the threat on Alex Gonzalez’s grounder to shortstop Paul Janish. Leake, 23, was recalled from Triple-A Louisville Friday for his first start since May 3. He was needed after the Reds lost Homer Bailey to an injury and Edinson Volquez was sent to the minors. Francisco Cordero pitched the ninth in a non-save

situation. Cincinnati placed Bailey on the 15-day disabled list before the game with a sprained right shoulder. Bailey left Thursday’s loss in Philadelphia with the injury after four innings. His early exit put more stress on the staff one day after a 19-inning loss to the Phillies. On Monday, the struggling Volquez was optioned to Triple-A Louisville. Leake was recalled to replace Volquez. Also, Bronson Arroyo lasted only 2 2-3 innings while allowing 10 hits and nine runs against Philadelphia on Monday. Following the start, Arroyo had an MRI which showed a minor muscle strain in his back. He is scheduled to start Saturday. Relievers Matt Maloney and Aroldis Chapman also have been placed on the disabled list in the last week. Fred Lewis had a runscoring double off Tommy Hanson (5-4) in the second. In the fourth, Lewis walked and moved to third when Hanson


Cincinnati Reds baserunner Brandon Phillips steals second base as Atlanta Braves shortstop Alex Gonzalez loses the ball in the fourth inning Friday. fielded a bunt by Hernandez and threw high to second base for an error before scoring on a suicide squeeze bunt by Janish. The Reds pushed the lead to 3-0 in the fifth when Brandon Phillips singled, stole

second and eventually scored from third on Jay Bruce’s infield hit off reliever George Sherrill’s glove. The Braves scored their only run off Leake in the sixth when Brian McCann hit a one-out double, moved to

third on Eric Hinske’s single and scored on Dan Uggla’s flyball to deep center. Drew Stubbs made the catch in front of the wall. Hanson gave up three runs, two earned, on four hits and three walks in 42⁄3 innings.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING 7 a.m. Speed - Formula One, qualifying for Monaco Grand Prix 9 a.m. ESPN2 - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for Top Gear 300 10:30 a.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Coca-Cola 600 11:30 a.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Coca-Cola 600 2:30 p.m. ABC - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Top Gear 300 COLLEGE SOFTBALL 11 a.m. ESPN - Super regionals, game 2, Oregon at Florida 1:30 p.m. ESPN - Super regionals, game 3, Oregon at Florida (if necessary) 4 p.m. ESPN - Super regionals, game 2, Oklahoma at Arizona 6:30 p.m. ESPN - Super regionals, game 3, Oklahoma at Arizona (if necessary) 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Super regionals, game 1, Washington at Missouri GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, BMW PGA Championship 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, Byron Nelson Championship 2 p.m. NBC - PGA of America, Senior PGA Championship MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon WGN - Chicago White Sox at Toronto 3 p.m. MLB - Cleveland at Tampa Bay 6 p.m. Fox - Cincinnati at Atlanta 9 p.m. MLB - Regional coverage, Florida at L.A. Dodgers or New York Yankees at Seattle COLLEGE LACROSSE 3 p.m. ESPN2 - Semifinal, Virginia vs. Denver, at Baltimore 5:30 p.m. ESPN2 - Semifinal, Maryland vs. Duke, at Baltimore SOCCER 1 p.m. Fox - UEFA Champions League, championship match, Barcelona vs. Manchester United TENNIS 11 a.m. NBC - French Open, third round, at Paris (same-day tape)


from staff & AP reports

Golf Garcia takes lead at Byron Nelson IRVING, Texas (AP) — Sergio Garcia shot his second straight 4-under 66 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead with Ryan Palmer in the Byron Nelson Championship. Palmer had a 67 to match Garcia at 8-under 132 on a sun-soaked day when the wind was gusting up to 36 mph.

College football Ohio State declines to give info on Pryor COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State has cited privacy laws in declining to provide communications to and from coach Jim Tressel and other administrators regarding the relationship between star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and his hometown mentor. The Associated Press sought through a public records request any emails, notes or other information about the relationship between Jeannette, Pa., businessman Ted Sarniak and Pryor, who has been suspended for the first five games this fall for taking improper benefits from a Columbus tattoo-parlor owner.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 28 1956 — Dale Long of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits a home run in his eighth consecutive game for a major league record. Long connects off Brooklyn’s Carl Erskine at Forbes Field. 1995 — Jacques Villeneuve overcomes one penalty and wins by another in the Indianapolis 500. Villeneuve drives to victory after fellow Canadian Scott Goodyear is penalized for passing the pace car on the final restart. 2006 — Sam Hornish Jr. overcomes a disastrous mistake in the pits and a pair of Andrettis — Marco and father Michael — to win the second-closest Indianapolis 500 ever, by 0.0635 seconds. 2006 — Barry Bonds hits his 715th home run during the San Francisco Giants’ 6-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies to slip past Babe Ruth and pull in right behind Hank Aaron and his long-standing record of 755.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard College Baseball SEC Tournament

At Hoover, Ala. May 25 Game 1 - Alabama 7, Arkansas 4 Game 2 - Florida 7, Mississippi St. 5 Game 3 - South Carolina 7, Auburn 3 Game 4 - Vanderbilt 10, Georgia 0 Thursday Game 5 - Arkansas 7, Mississippi St. 2 Game 6 - Georgia 3, Auburn 2 Game 7 - Florida 6, Alabama 0 Game 8 - Vanderbilt 7, South Carolina 2 Friday Game 9 - Arkansas 4, Alabama 1 Game 10 - Georgia 4, South Carolina 2 Today Game 11 - Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas, 9:30 a.m. Game 12 - Florida vs. Georgia, 1 p.m. x-Game 13 - Game 11 winner vs. Game 11 loser, 5 p.m. x-Game 14 - Game 12 winner vs. Game 12 loser, 8:30 p.m. Sunday Championship game, 1 p.m. x-If necessary

——— Conference USA Tournament At Pearl May 25

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 5, UAB 4 Rice 4, Central Florida 2 Tulane 7, Houston 1 East Carolina 4, Southern Miss 0 Today Houston vs. Rice, 7 p.m.

MLB American League East Division

W Boston...........................29 New York.......................27 Tampa Bay....................27 Baltimore.......................24 Toronto..........................25

L 22 21 23 24 26

Central Division

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

L 18 25 29 27 33

West Division

W Texas.............................26 Los Angeles..................27 Seattle...........................24 Oakland.........................24

L 24 26 25 27

Pct .569 .563 .540 .500 .490

GB — 1/2 1 1/2 3 1/2 4

Pct GB .625 — .500 6 .453 8 1/2 .449 8 1/2 .327 14 1/2 Pct .520 .509 .490 .471

GB — 1/2 1 1/2 2 1/2

Friday’s Games Boston 6, Detroit 3 Toronto 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 5, Cleveland 0 Kansas City at Texas, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels 6, Minnesota 5 Baltimore at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Today’s Games Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 4-5) at Toronto (Villanueva 2-0), 12:07 p.m. Cleveland (C.Carrasco 3-2) at Tampa Bay (Shields 5-2), 3:10 p.m. Boston (C.Buchholz 4-3) at Detroit (Oliver 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (O’Sullivan 2-3) at Texas (Harrison 4-4), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-4) at Minnesota (Liriano 3-5), 6:10 p.m. Baltimore (Bergesen 1-5) at Oakland (Outman 0-0), 9:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 4-3) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 5-4), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Boston at Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 12:40 p.m. L.A. Angels at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Kansas City at Texas, 2:05 p.m. Baltimore at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, 3:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Minnesota at Detroit, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 3:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 3:10 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 6:40 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Boston, 6:10 p.m.

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................32 Florida............................29 Atlanta...........................28 New York.......................23 Washington....................22

L 19 19 24 27 28

Central Division

W St. Louis........................31 Milwaukee......................27 Cincinnati.......................27 Pittsburgh......................23 Chicago.........................22 Houston.........................19

L 21 24 25 26 27 32

West Division

W San Francisco...............28 Arizona..........................27 Colorado........................24 Los Angeles..................22 San Diego.....................20

L 22 24 26 29 31

Pct .627 .604 .538 .460 .440

GB — 1 1/2 4 1/2 8 1/2 9 1/2

Pct GB .596 — .529 3 1/2 .519 4 .469 6 1/2 .449 7 1/2 .373 11 1/2 Pct .560 .529 .480 .431 .392

GB — 1 1/2 4 6 1/2 8 1/2

Friday’s Games Pittsburgh 4, Chicago Cubs 2 Washington 2, San Diego 1 Philadelphia 6, N.Y. Mets 4 Cincinnati 5, Atlanta 1 Arizona 7, Houston 6 San Francisco 5, Milwaukee 4 St. Louis 10, Colorado 3 Florida at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Today’s Games Pittsburgh (Maholm 1-7) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 1-0), 12:05 p.m. San Diego (Stauffer 0-3) at Washington (Zimmermann 2-5), 12:05 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 3-3) at Milwaukee (Wolf 4-4), 3:10 p.m. Arizona (Duke 0-0) at Houston (Norris 2-3), 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 3-5) at Atlanta (D.Lowe 3-4), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 6-2) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 3-4), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 5-0) at Colorado (Nicasio 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Florida (Sanches 3-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 5-4), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. San Diego at Washington, 12:35 p.m. Arizona at Houston, 2:05 p.m. San Francisco at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 2:10 p.m. Florida at L.A. Dodgers, 3:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 7:05 p.m.

Bosh, MIA........................ 15 100 79 279 18.6 Terry, DAL....................... 15 90 49 260 17.3

Monday’s Games Philadelphia at Washington, 12:05 p.m. San Diego at Atlanta, 12:05 p.m. Houston at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 3:15 p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 7:10 p.m. Florida at Arizona, 7:10 p.m.

FG Percentage


Cincinnati Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi Stubbs cf 6 0 0 0 Schafer cf 4 0 2 0 BPhllps 2b 3 1 1 0 Prado lf 5 0 1 0 Votto 1b 4 0 1 0 C.Jones 3b 2 0 0 0 Rolen 3b 4 1 2 0 McCnn c 3 1 2 0 Bruce rf 4 1 1 1 Hinske rf 4 0 1 0 FLewis lf 3 1 1 1 Uggla 2b 3 0 1 1 Ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 Fremn 1b 3 0 0 0 Bray p 0 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 4 0 1 0 Masset p 0 0 0 0 Hanson p 1 0 0 0 Cairo ph 1 0 0 0 Sherrill p 0 0 0 0 Hanign c 0 0 0 0 WRmrz ph 1 0 0 0 RHrndz c 5 1 1 2 Linernk p 0 0 0 0 Corder p 0 0 0 0 DHrndz ph 1 0 1 0 Janish ss 4 0 0 1 Proctor p 0 0 0 0 Leake p 3 0 1 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 Heisey lf 2 0 2 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 Conrad ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 39 5 10 5 Totals 32 1 9 1 Cincinnati.................................010 110 002 — 5 Atlanta......................................000 001 000 — 1 E—Linebrink (1), Hanson (2), Freeman (3). DP— Cincinnati 2. LOB—Cincinnati 14, Atlanta 11. 2B—F.Lewis (2), Leake (1), McCann (9). HR—R. Hernandez (7). SB—B.Phillips (4), Heisey (3). S—Janish. SF—Uggla. IP H R ER BB SO Cincinnati Leake W,4-2 6 7 1 1 3 2 Ondrusek H,6 1 1 0 0 0 0 Bray H,6 2-3 0 0 0 1 1 Masset H,5 1-3 1 0 0 1 0 Cordero 1 0 0 0 1 1 Atlanta Hanson L,5-4 4 2-3 4 3 2 3 4 Sherrill 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 Linebrink 2 1 0 0 1 1 Proctor 2-3 1 0 0 1 1 O’Flaherty 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 Kimbrel 1 2 2 2 1 2 WP—Hanson. Umpires—Home, Dale Scott; First, John Tumpane; Second, Dan Iassogna; Third, CB Bucknor. T—3:27. A—30,701 (49,586).

Minor League Baseball Southern League North Division

W Tennessee (Cubs).........32 Jackson (Mariners)........27 Huntsville (Brewers)......24 Chattanooga (Dodgers).24 Carolina (Reds).............13

L 17 20 23 24 35

Pct. GB .653 — .574 4 .511 7 .500 7 1/2 .271 18 1/2

South Division

W B-ham (White Sox).......26 Jacksonville (Marlins)....25 Mobile (Diamondbacks).25 Montgomery (Rays).......22 Mississippi (Braves)...20

L 21 22 22 25 29

Pct. .553 .532 .532 .468 .408

GB — 1 1 4 7



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


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


(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.



Tank McNamara

FG 155 140 149 51 33 131 135 122 83 100 42 43 53 68 31 43 57 87


G OFF DEF TOT AVG Howard, ORL................... 6 27 66 93 15.5 Gasol, MEM.................... 13 41 105 146 11.2 Garnett, BOS.................... 9 21 77 98 10.9 Randolph, MEM.............. 13 43 98 141 10.8 Duncan, SAN................... 6 16 47 63 10.5 Anthony, NYK................... 4 13 28 41 10.3 Noah, CHI....................... 16 68 95 163 10.2 Boozer, CHI..................... 16 40 115 155 9.7 Camby, POR.................... 6 18 40 58 9.7 Bynum, LAL..................... 10 36 60 96 9.6


G Paul, NOR.................................... 6 Rondo, BOS................................. 9 Rose, CHI.................................... 16 Kidd, DAL.................................... 15 Iguodala, PHL.............................. 5 Conley, MEM............................... 13 Westbrook, OKC......................... 17 Holiday, PHL................................ 5 Miller, POR................................... 6 James, MIA................................. 15

AST AVG 69 11.5 86 9.6 123 7.7 115 7.7 34 6.8 83 6.4 108 6.4 28 5.6 33 5.5 82 5.5

NHL NHL Playoffs



Boston 4, 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 Friday: Boston 1, Tampa Bay 0


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


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

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) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 188.416. 29. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 188.16. 30. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 188.048. 31. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 187.99. 32. (95) David Starr, Ford, 187.944. 33. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 187.682. 34. (46) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 187.513. 35. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 187.201. 36. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 187.169. 37. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 186.994. 38. (30) David Stremme, Chevrolet, 186.916. 39. (32) Mike Bliss, Ford, 186.413. 40. (09) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 41. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, Owner Points. 42. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (60) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 186.774.

Sprint Cup Schedule

NBA PLAYOFF LEADERS G Durant, OKC.................... 17 Nowitzki, DAL.................. 15 Rose, CHI........................ 16 Howard, ORL................... 6 Anthony, NYK................... 4 James, MIA..................... 15 Westbrook, OKC............. 17 Wade, MIA...................... 15 Bryant, LAL..................... 10 Randolph, MEM.............. 13 Paul, NOR........................ 6 Granger, IND.................... 5 Aldridge, POR.................. 6 Pierce, BOS..................... 9 Ginobili, SAN.................... 5 Parker, SAN..................... 6 Allen, BOS........................ 9 Johnson, ATL.................. 12

PCT .630 .548 .545 .543 .523 .517 .511 .503 .500 .500

Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 Lineup

NBA Playoffs

15: 18: 22: 24: 26:

FGA 81 62 77 105 109 271 141 199 52 44


——— Friday’s Games Huntsville 5, Chattanooga 0, 1st game Mississippi 3, Tennessee 2, 1st game Birmingham 12, Carolina 1 Huntsville 2, Chattanooga 1, 2nd game Jackson 4, Mobile 2 Jacksonville at Montgomery, (n) Tennessee 7, Mississippi 2, 2nd game Today’s Games Jackson at Mobile, 6:05 p.m., 1st game Mississippi at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. Birmingham at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Huntsville at Chattanooga, 7:15 p.m. Jacksonville at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Jackson at Mobile, 7:35 p.m., 2nd game Sunday’s Games Birmingham at Carolina, 2 p.m. Jacksonville at Montgomery, 3:05 p.m. Huntsville at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Jackson at Mobile, 7:05 p.m.

May May May May May

FG Howard, ORL.............................. 51 Brand, PHL.................................. 34 Paul, NOR................................... 42 Bynum, LAL................................. 57 Allen, BOS................................... 57 Nowitzki, DAL............................. 140 Gasol, MEM................................ 72 Bosh, MIA................................... 100 Lawson, DEN.............................. 26 Roy, POR.................................... 22

FT 140 130 111 60 29 107 121 105 50 87 39 14 19 30 32 31 24 34

PTS AVG 487 28.6 426 28.4 434 27.1 162 27.0 104 26.0 390 26.0 405 23.8 356 23.7 228 22.8 289 22.2 132 22.0 108 21.6 125 20.8 187 20.8 103 20.6 118 19.7 170 18.9 226 18.8

Feb. 20 — Daytona 500 (Trevor Bayne) Feb. 27 — Subway Fresh Fit 500 (Jeff Gordon) March 6 — Kobalt Tools 400 (Carl Edwards) March 20 — Jeff Byrd 500 (Kyle Busch) March 27 — Auto Club 400 (Kevin Harvick) April 3 — Goody’s Fast Relief 500 (Kevin Harvick) April 9 — Samsung Mobile 500 (Matt Kenseth) April 17 — Aaron’s 499 (Jimmie Johnson) 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, Concord, N.C. (David Ragan) May 21 — x-Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. (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. July 2 — Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 9 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky.

July 17 — Lenox Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 31 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis

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. A J Allmendinger......................................... 17. Paul Menard................................................ 18. Kasey Kahne............................................... 19. Martin Truex Jr............................................ 20. Marcos Ambrose..........................................

416 392 379 364 362 342 340 336 336 328 324 311 304 299 296 295 291 286 282 281

——— Nationwide Series Schedule Feb. 19 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 26 — Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 (Kyle Busch) March 5 — Sam’s Town 300 (Mark Martin) March 19 — Scotts EZ Seed 300 (Kyle Busch) March 26 — Royal Purple 300 (Kyle Busch) April 8 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (Carl Edwards) April 16 — Aaron’s 312 (Kyle Busch) April 23 — Nashville 300 (Carl Edwards) April 29 — BUBBA burger 250 (Denny Hamlin) May 6 — Royal Purple 200 (Kyle Busch) May 14 — 5-hour ENERGY 200 (Carl Edwards) May 22 — John Deere 250 (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.) May 28 — Top Gear 300, Concord, N.C. June 4 — STP 300, Joliet, Ill. June 18 — Alliance Parts 250, Brooklyn, Mich. June 25 — Bucyrus 200, Elkhart Lake, Wis. July 1 — Subway Jalapeno 250, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 8 — Feed The Children 300, Sparta, Ky. July 16 — New England 200, Loudon, N.H. July 23 — Federated 300, Lebanon, Tenn. July 30 — Kroger 200, Indianapolis

Nationwide Series standings 1. Elliott Sadler.................................................... 418 2. Reed Sorenson.............................................. 411 3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr....................................... 410 4. Justin Allgaier................................................ 398 5. Jason Leffler.................................................. 375 6. Aric Almirola................................................... 366 7. Kenny Wallace............................................... 355 8. Steve Wallace................................................ 315 9. Brian Scott..................................................... 303 10. Josh Wise.................................................... 289

GOLF Byron Nelson Scores

Friday At TPC Four Seasons Resort Course Irving, Texas Purse: $5.5 million Yardage: 7,116; Par: 70 (a-amateur)

Second Round Ryan Palmer...........65-67 Sergio Garcia..........66-66 Tim Petrovic............69-66 Scott Piercy.............66-69 Nick Watney............68-68 Joe Ogilvie..............66-70 Chad Collins............67-69 Chris DiMarco.........70-67 Ryuji Imada.............69-68 Chris Riley...............66-71 Josh Teater.............66-71 Keegan Bradley.......66-71 a-Jordan Spieth.......69-68 Jerry Kelly...............67-71 John Rollins.............68-70 Jeff Overton.............64-74 Brett Wetterich........69-69 Rod Pampling..........70-68 Paul Stankowski......69-70 Carl Pettersson.......70-69 Ted Purdy................68-71 Steve Flesch...........70-69 Fran Quinn..............69-70 Brandt Jobe.............67-72 Ricky Barnes...........67-72 Robert Garrigus.......70-69 Justin Hicks.............70-69 Michael Putnam......67-72 Robert Gamez.........68-72 Jason Dufner...........70-70 Matt Kuchar.............69-71 William McGirt.........69-71 Martin Piller.............68-72 Gary Woodland.......69-71 Vaughn Taylor.........67-73 Arjun Atwal..............68-72 Steven Bowditch.....75-65 Kyle Stanley............70-70

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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: 0-0-8 La. Pick 4: 6-8-5-2 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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Saturday, May 28, 2011

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Phillies slip past sliding Mets By The Associated Press Domonic Brown grounded a tiebreaking single under the glove of first baseman Daniel Murphy in the ninth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies scored three runs off star closer Francisco Rodriguez to beat the sinking New York Mets 6-4 on Friday night. Jimmy Rollins drove in three runs for the Phillies and Roy Oswalt had an RBI single to go with six effective innings on the mound. With runners at the corners, Ryan Madson got Murphy to ground into a game-ending double play. Brown entered as a pinchhitter in the eighth and singled to start the tying rally. He stole a base and scored twice, helping the NL East-leading Phillies get off to a good start on a nine-game trip. Philadelphia had dropped its last four road games since a May 13 victory at Atlanta.

Blue Jays 4, White Sox 2

SEC Continued from Page C1. scored after the third. Injured Georgia outfielder Johnathan Taylor is expected to be at Regions Park Saturday. He has only attended one Bulldogs game — Georgia Tech on April 26 at Atlanta’s Turner Field — since having neck surgery to stabilize his spine on March 7 after getting hurt in a collision with teammate Zach Cone.

Arkansas 4, Alabama 1

Pirates 4, Cubs 2 Just call Kevin Correia the road warrior. Correia pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning before the Pittsburgh Pirates held on to beat the Chicago Cubs. Correia (7-4) limited Chicago to four singles and a pair of walks in 71⁄3 innings. He moved into a tie with Boston’s Jon Lester for the major league lead in wins, and has six of the Pirates’ 14 victories away from PNC Park this season.


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Philadelphia Phillies baserunner Michael Martinez, left, beats the tag by New York Mets catcher Ronny Paulino to score during the ninth inning Friday. streak. Shawn Camp got one out and Jon Rauch finished in the ninth for his sixth save in eight opportunities. The Blue Jays earned a rare win against White Sox lefthander Mark Buehrle, who came in 5-2 with a 1.78 ERA in his previous eight starts against Toronto.

Red Sox 6, Tigers 3

Yunel Escobar doubled home the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox. Right-hander Casey Janssen (2-0) pitched one inning of relief for the win as Toronto snapped a three-game losing

Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford homered in a fiverun third inning to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers. Boston won for the 12th time in 14 games and have scored 34 runs in its last three. Tim Wakefield (2-1) picked up his 195th career win, allow-



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next week as a whole new season.” Maness had a lot to do with USM’s offensive woes on Friday. The senior righthander ran his record to 9-3 with a dominating performance and some outstanding defensive work behind him. Maness retired eight in a row to start the game and 15 of the last 17. The only time he got into serious trouble was the fourth inning, when Ashley Graeter led off with a single and B.A. Vollmuth reached on an error. Maness got out of the jam with a fielder’s choice and a double play ball and only allowed one hit and one walk the rest of the way. “You’ve got to give Maness a lot of credit. He hit all his spots tonight and his offspeed was working really well. At the plate, I wasn’t too tired. His stuff was just really good tonight,” said USM outfielder Kameron Brunty, who went 0-for-4. “He was spotting up his fastball really well on the corners and his change up was just working. His slider was on point.” Southern Miss starter Josh Thomason was effective in only his third start of the season. He allowed 10 hits, but didn’t walk anyone, worked out of a steady stream of trouble and held the Pirates to three runs in seven innings. East Carolina broke through with two runs in the fifth, though, when Clark doubled in a run and scored on a base hit by Corey Thompson. With the way Maness was pitching, that was plenty. Clark drove in another run with an RBI single in the seventh inning, and the Pirates added one in the eighth to add the finishing touches. “We did some great situational hitting,” Godwin said. “The hit-and-run kind of set the table with Clark and (Mike) Ussery. We did a good job. I’m proud of the way our guys swung the bats.”

fourth, and they never trailed again. J.T. Chargois led off the fifth inning with a home run for a 4-2 lead, and the pitching staff controlled the game from there.

Memphis 5, UAB 4 Robby Graham singled in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning, and Memphis (30-27) finished its season with a tournament win over UAB (29-28). Neither team is expected to receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament. Former Porters Chapel Academy star Michael Busby started on the mound for UAB and went 42⁄3 innings. He allowed four runs — only one earned — on six hits in his first start since May 15. He struck out two and walked two, and earned a no-decision. “Unearned runs cost us today,” UAB coach Brian

ing two runs on five hits in seven innings. Rick Porcello (4-3) gave up a season-high six runs in three innings in his first start since allowing one hit in eight innings in a win over Pittsburgh. Rookie Charlie Furbush kept the Tigers in the game with five shutout innings of relief. He has not allowed a run in 82⁄3 innings in his first two majorleague appearances. The Red Sox trailed 2-1 until taking the game over in the third. Ellsbury started the inning with a solo homer, his second in as many days. Dustin Pedroia walked, Adrian Gonzalez singled and Kevin Youkilis gave the Red Sox a 4-2 lead with a two-run double.

Shoop said. “I think Busby did a great job. He hadn’t thrown in about two weeks and to come out and go for five innings, he was very competitive today. Once again, we just found a way to lose.”

Tulane 7, Houston 1 Former Vicksburg High star Bowen Woodson went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored to lead Tulane (31-26) over Houston (27-31). Woodson entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning and delivered a two-run double that gave the Green Wave a 3-1 lead. He later scored on a basesloaded walk during a fiverun rally. Woodson stayed in the game at second base and came through again in the seventh with an RBI single to make it 7-1.

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Rays 5, Indians 0 David Price struck out a career-high 12 over seven innings, Casey Kotchman and Sam Fuld both homered, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians. Price (6-4) scattered four hits and walked two. The lefthander had given up 10 runs in 112⁄3 innings during his previous two starts. The Rays went up 4-0 in the second on two-run homers by Kotchman and Fuld off Josh Tomlin (6-2). Relievers Joel Peralta and Adam Russell completed the four-hitter. Tampa Bay’s Matt Joyce had three hits — including a broken-bat RBI single during the seventh — in four at-bats.

Kyle Robinson homered and Ryne Stanek pitched into the eighth inning to help Arkansas stay alive with a victory over Alabama in a Southeastern Conference tournament elimination game. The Razorbacks (38-19) must beat Vanderbilt twice today to advance to the championship game. Stanek (3-2) limited the Crimson Tide (33-26) to two hits while walking three before leaving after a two-out walk to Taylor Dugas in the eighth. Then Arkansas gave him a bigger cushion with Matt Reynolds’ RBI double in the bottom half of the inning. Trent Daniel retired the final four batters for his third save. “I thought we played extremely well,” Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn said. “It obviously started on the mound. Ryne Stanek threw probably his best game of the year. Good time for it.” Stanek, who was drafted in the third round last year by the Seattle Mariners, had failed to make it out of the first inning last weekend against Ole Miss. “I just had to stay in control,” the freshman lefthander said. “The last game out, I lost control. I was rushing everything. You have to have a short memory and work through everything. Otherwise, you’re not going

SEC Tourney Friday Game 9 - Arkansas 4, Alabama 1 Game 10 - Georgia 4, South Carolina 2 Today Game 11 - Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas, 9:30 a.m. Game 12 - Florida vs. Georgia, 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. to last long.” Robinson went 2-for-3 with a walk and drove in two runs. He led off the fourth with a homer against Alabama starter Jonathan Smart (4-3) and added an RBI single in the sixth. Robinson sat out the tournament-opening loss to Alabama. “I was itching to play,” the freshman said. “It’s my first SEC tournament. I wanted to come out and prove myself and help the team.” Austin Smith drove in Alabama’s only run with a single in the fourth after Jared Reaves doubled for the team’s only hits. The Tide struggled at the plate for the second straight game after getting shut out by Florida on Thursday. “Offensively we just had no rhythm,” Alabama coach Mitch Gaspard said. “We didn’t do a very good job. I thought our energy level was not where I would like to have it. It was kind of low.” And Stanek never gave them much chance to raise it. He struck out five and got the final two batters in the fourth after Van Horn had relievers warming up. “A couple of experienced hitters came back early in the game and said, ‘That guy’s really good. He’s got really good stuff,”’ Gaspard said.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Dan in Real Life” — A widower advice-columnist, Steve Carell, faces a personal and professional challenge when he falls in love with his brother’s, Dane Cook, girlfriend, Juliette Binoche./7 on LMN n SPORTS Soccer — Europe’s best take center stage at Wembley Stadium in London as Barcelona and superstar Lionel Messi battle Wayne Rooney and Manchester United for the UEFA Champions Steve Carrell League crown./1 on Fox n PRIMETIME “Bones” — Human remains are found next to a railroad; Cam deals with the stress of being a new parent; Booth tries to keep Cam’s stepdaughter in line./9 on Fox

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 Rudolph Giuliani, former New York City mayor, 67; Gladys Knight, singer, 67; Sondra Locke, actress-director, 67; Billy Vera, singer, 67; John Fogerty, singer, 66; Chubb Rock, rapper, 43; Kylie Minogue, singer, 43; Elisabeth Hasselbeck, TV personality, 34; Jesse Bradford, actor, 32; Colbie Caillat, pop singer, 26; Joseph Cross, actor, 25. n DEATH Jeff Conaway — Actor who starred in TV’s “Taxi” and the movie musical “Grease,” was 60. He died Friday morning at the Encino Tarzana Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized in a coma since May 11. Conaway played high school bad-boy Kenickie in the 1978 movie “Grease” and appeared in the Broadway version of the musical. He played struggling actor Bobby in the sitcom “Taxi” from 1978 to 1981.


Singer Winehouse checks into rehab A representative for Amy Winehouse said the singer has checked into a treatment program in London. Spokesman Chris Goodman said Friday that the 27-year-old songstress wants to be sure she’s ready to perform in Europe this summer. The rep said she’ll stay at the clinic on “doctors’ advice.” It was not clear what treatment she’ll get at the Priory Clinic. It offers treatment for a range of psychiatric problems, as well as drug and alcohol addiction. Amy Winehouse’s breakthrough disc, 2006’s “Back Winehouse to Black,” won her five Grammy Awards and helped her achieve worldwide stardom, but her music has been overshadowed by drug use and legal run-ins.

Film on Bin Laden, Black Ops set for ’12 Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s movie about the Black Ops hunt for Osama Bin Laden is set for release next year. Columbia Pictures, which acquired the domestic distribution rights to the film earlier this week, said the untitled movie will come out at the end of 2012. Bigelow and Boal each won a pair of Oscars for producing, directing and writing last year’s best picture, “The Hurt Locker.” The two began developing the film about the Black Ops’ mission to capture Bin Laden in 2008.

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Freshman girl is unschooled in teen social system Dear Abby: I’m a 14-yearold girl in my first year of high school. I’m not sure what to do about boys or how to make friends. All I ever learned at home was what NOT to do. I’m not allowed to date until I’m 16, but I really like this boy in my math class. What should I do? I’m so confused. My parents have protected me against things for so long, and I’ve had to learn from my friends’ and my mistakes. I wonder sometimes if I have to be obedient to my parents or if I should make my own choices. Help! — Dateless and Clueless in Nevada Dear Dateless: At 14 it’s normal to have a crush on a classmate. It’s also normal for your parents to want to protect you. You say you have had to learn from your friends’ and your own mistakes. That’s normal, too. It’s how we all learn about life. Until you’re old enough to



date, become active in events at school. It’s a healthy way to make friends and learn social skills. And continue being obedient to your parents. That’s how teens build enough trust so that their parents gain the confidence to give them more freedom. Dear Abby: “Carl” and I have been married 23 happy years. He’s a great guy, an awesome dad to our teenage girls and an excellent provider. There’s only one problem. Lately he’s boring. Carl doesn’t have a physically demanding job, so he can’t blame it on being tired.

I always make the plans for entertainment because if I didn’t, we’d never go anywhere or do anything. When we go out, I feel like he’s just along for the ride and would rather be home in front of the TV. I can see he tries to enjoy himself when we’re with friends, but when I ask him afterward, he says, “It was OK,” or, “They’re not my favorite people.” When I ask if he’d like to plan the next outing, he says he’s happy just staying home. I work, go to school and have a busy life, but I need more in it and I’d like to include my husband. My friends are all couples so, naturally, I’d like to have Carl at my side. Whatever I suggest for fun, he’s never enthusiastic about any of it. If I have to stay home one more Friday night and watch a movie on pay-per-view, I’ll scream! Please help. — Tired

Dear Dr. Gott: Some time ago, you printed a letter about a toddler who got carsick. Our son would get carsick starting in infancy until he was 5 years old, even on a local trip within a few miles. At age 5, it was discovered he had vision problems. When he began wearing his glasses, the issues ceased. I suggest the parents make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. It can’t hurt. Dear Reader: I continue to receive letters regarding carsickness and its various treatments. Remedies included ginger, acupressure, SeaBands, eating carbs prior to the car ride, having the car cool or wind blowing on the face, putting on quiet music and refraining from talking, looking at the horizon and not out the side windows and more. I am printing your letter because poor vision could certainly be a cause of motion sickness. If a child — or an adult, for that matter — isn’t seeing clearly, objects may become blurred, causing the brain to believe that the movement is faster than it is. Testing the vision is a simple,



painless process. If there is a problem, correcting it may help the motion sickness and also improve other related issues, such as headaches that result from straining the eyes to see clearly. Dear Dr. Gott: I enjoy reading your column. I have a question for you. I had a total knee replacement in December 2010. I developed a staph infection in my knee, and the surgeon also found a blood clot in the calf of my leg. I have heard different remarks about the clot and how long it will affect me. I am still having pain in my calf, and it does not ease up. How long will the blood clot cause me pain in my leg? I have a hard time doing my therapy because of it. Dear Reader: Based on your brief note, I have more questions than I do answers.

First, what medications are you taking? I am assuming that you’re on an anticoagulant to help prevent the clot from traveling or worsening, or others from forming; an antibiotic to combat the staph infection; and likely, a pain medication, either overthe-counter or prescription. Do you have any other health conditions? Are you male or female? What is your age and general health status? Without knowing the answer to these questions, giving you advice regarding a blood clot in your leg is difficult. For example, do the doctors believe the clot formed as a result of your knee replacement or was it there before your surgery? Do you have a family history of clotting disorders? You should likely be on a thombolytic medication, which will help dissolve the clot, and an anticoagulant to prevent new ones from forming. But if you have a family history of clotting disorders, it may be beneficial for you to continue with the later medication for life; however, if the clot is from your

TWEEN 12 & 20

Sotomayor gets $1.2M for memoir Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said she received nearly $1.2 million to write a memoir of her rise from a South Bronx housing project to the nation’s highest court. Sotomayor reported the payment for the asyet untitled book from Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group in her annual report of personal finances, released Friday for the justice and her eight colleagues. Knopf revealed last July that Justice Sonia Sotomayor had agreed to write the memoir, but Sotomayor the size of the advance had not been known. Justice Clarence Thomas also received more than $1 million in advance of the publication of his book, “My Grandfather’s Son” in 2007.

South Korean actor eyes Chinese career

Dr. Wallace: Our physical education teacher keeps telling us that if a person exercises properly, he or she will have fewer colds or the flu. My grandmother thinks our teacher doesn’t know what he is talking about. Granny says that exercise will produce more colds and the flu because exercising produces sweat, and cooling off after a good workout causes colds and the flu. — Manuel, El Paso, Texas. Manuel: One does not “catch” a cold or the flu from being in cold weather, in a draft, or cooling off after exercising. According to a study conducted by Dr. David Nieman at Appalachian State University, if you exercise regularly, you’ll probably have fewer colds or the flu than someone who doesn’t. In a study of 36 young wom-

en, Dr. Nieman found that those who walked 40 minutes per day, five days a week, had half the number of colds and the flu in a year than women who didn’t exercise. The reason: Walking stimulated the front line immune cells (the ones that attack a cold first), according to Dr. Nieman. But more exercise isn’t necessarily better. In fact, really intense exercise is probably hard on your immune system. In another study, Dr. Nieman found that in the week after a 26.2-mile marathon, runners were six times more likely to get a cold or the flu than people who didn’t run. So, how strenuously should you work out? In general, exercise that can be described as “moderate” or “somewhat hard” usually helps the immune system, according to Dr. Nieman. But exercise that can

After building a name for himself in the South Korean film and TV industries in the past decade, Kwon Sang-woo is setting his sights on another booming Asian entertainment market — China. The 34-year-old actor is currently shooting “Repeat, I Love You,” a Chinese-language romance alongside Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung and will next join the Jackie Chan project “Chinese Zodiac.”


Movie not so hot in namesake city The greatest movie ever sold hasn’t sold many tickets in the Pennsylvania city that got a pretty penny for the naming rights. Four people attended the city’s first paid showing of “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.” The city of Altoona temporarily renamed itself after the movie at a ceremony last month with “Super Size Me” director Morgan Spurlock. Spurlock gave the city a $25,000 donation. The city 85 miles east of Pittsburgh also hosted a premiere then, but it was invite-only. Gary and Daphne Gordon marked their 20th anniversary by attending Thursday afternoon’s showing at the Carmike Park Hills Plaza 7 Theatre with their two sons.

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

Carsickness connected to poor eyesight


Katherine Bigelow

of Friday Night Blues Dear Tired: You say “lately” your husband is boring. What was he like before that? A man who is listless, lethargic and disengaged should see his doctor to make sure there is nothing physically wrong and if he could be suffering from a mild depression. Suggest he have a physical and, if possible, go with him so you can voice your concerns. If nothing is wrong with Carl, you two need to find some activity you can do together that you both will enjoy — something that doesn’t involve either television or people your husband doesn’t particularly relate to.

Fourth Birthday –

Diamond C. Heard

celebrates her fourth birthday today, May 28th. Diamond is the daughter of Passion Heard & Cedric Gleese, Sr. of Vicksburg, MS. Maternal grandparents are Carl & Darlene Heard of Vicksburg, MS. Paternal grandparents are Cheryl & Cornelius Walker of Vicksburg, MS.

Fifth Birthday –

Hannah Goodnight

celebrated her fifth birthday this week on May 25th. Hannah is the daughter of Amber Kelley & Robert Goodnight of Vicksburg, MS. Maternal grandparents are Jimmy Kelley & Dawn Benton of Byram, MS. Paternal grandparents are Susan Bates & Westley Goodnight of Vicksburg, MS.

be described as “hard” or “very hard” tends to suppress your defense against colds and the flu. He also says that work working out for 30 to 45 minutes strengthens the immune system, but pushing yourself for more than an hour does more harm than good. So work out — but not too hard. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.

knee-replacement surgery, you may be able to discontinue it safely a minimum of three months after the clot has dissolved. The staph bacteria were likely introduced into the body at the surgical site. Staph is fairly common and treatable, but it may slow the healing process. A culture of the site should reveal which antibiotic will best eliminate the infection. As for the pain, I cannot give you a clear answer. The clot may not be the only cause. You have had several complications from your knee replacement, which itself can cause pain post operatively for a time. I suggest that you make an appointment with your primary-care physician to discuss the situation and to express your concerns. You can even ask that he or she call your orthopedic surgeon so they can work together to help you recover quickly and safely.

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

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Vicksburg Post


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Overall conditions in the next solar cycle look more hopeful than they have in some time. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Because you are willing to try something new and different that others believe won’t work, your chances for outdistancing your contemporaries look exceptionally good today. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Use your head to solve a problem that has been plaguing your efforts and appears to have no reasonable solution. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Starting now, for a brief period you are likely to be luckier than usual where second efforts are concerned, so it behooves you to try, try again. Utilize all possibilities before giving up. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Don’t be reluctant to ask for suggestions and don’t ignore any advice being offered. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Even if it is hard to distinguish between a great idea and a goofy one, don’t treat any suggestion with indifference. It might be the wacky one that works. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Seek out the cooperation you must have in order to finish a project that needs immediate attention. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Although at times you can be both a strong starter and a weak finisher because you lose interest too fast, you’ll at last be able to complete many of those projects you’ve left dangling. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It is extremely likely that unexpected, propitious developments could occur that you’ll want to partake in. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Dame Fortune is likely to favor you in an activity where money is an issue. Whatever it is that you’re involved in could generate much more

than you ever expected. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Without realizing it, the course you establish for yourself could affect your life for a long time to come. Aries (March 21-April 19) — There is a chance you could reap some kind of benefit from something you had totally written off. Although it

will be a complete surprise to you, you will happily welcome it. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Go ahead and try that new approach, because there’s a larger than average chance of it working out much better than the old way you’ve always done things.

01. Legals


01. Legals

Sealed bids for the project "Installation of An Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS)" will be received by the City Clerk, or Appointed Designee for the City of Vicksburg, until 9:00 AM (Central Time) on the 24th day of June , 2011, at the office of the City Clerk, 1401 Walnut St., Vicksburg, MS 39180, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud at 10:00 a.m., on the 24th day of June, 2011. Proposals received after this time will be returned unopened. 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. The work is generally described as follows: Installation of an Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) Contract Time is 60 consecutive calendar days. Liquidated Damages in the amount of $500 per calendar day will be assessed thereafter. The work performed shall be in exact accordance with the Construction Plans, Technical Specifications (on file at the office of the said Owner), Proposals and Special Provisions, under the direct supervision and to the entire satisfaction of the Owner and in accordance with the laws of the State of Mississippi. All project related work will also have to be completed in accordance with current FAA guidelines for work in Airport Operational Areas and in secured airfield areas. Contractors must be qualified under Mississippi Law and be registered with the State of Mississippi and as a licensed general contractor capable of performing the required work. Any questions that bidders might have should be directed to the airport's engineering consultant, Neel-Schaffer, Inc., Ridgeland, MS, to the attention of Tom Henderson, (601) 898-3358 (phone), or (601) 898-3358 (fax). All bids that are mailed shall be sent to the City of Vicksburg at the address below: Attention City Clerk's Office City of Vicksburg, Mississippi 1401 Walnut St. Vicksburg, MS 39180 (601) 634-4553 The Contract Documents (Specifications, Proposal Forms, etc.) may be examined at the following locations: Airport Director's Office, Vicksburg Municipal Airport, 5855 Highway 61 South, Vicksburg, MS 39180; (601) 801-3525 City Clerk's Office, City of Vicksburg, 1401 Walnut St. Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180; (601) 634-4553 Neel-Schaffer, Inc., 1022 Highland Colony Parkway Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157; (601) 898-3358; (601) 8988485 (fax) Federal Aviation Administration, Airports District Office, 100 West Cross Street, Suite "B", Jackson International Airport, Jackson, Mississippi 39208-2307; (601) 664-9900 Office of Aeronautics, Mississippi Department of Transportation, 401 North West Street, Jackson, Mississippi (601) 359-7850 ABC Plan Room, 805 East River Place, Jackson, Mississippi, 39202 AGC Plan Room, 2093 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, Mississippi, 39236-2367 Copies of the Contract Documents may be purchased at the office of Neel-Schaffer, Inc., for $50.00 for each set, by certified or cashiers check made payable to the NEEL-SCHAFFER, INC. The purchase price of the contract documents is non-refundable. Bidder's attention is invited to section 100 of the General Conditions relative to Pre-award, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Requirements of Non-segregated Facilities. Bids must be submitted on the Standard Form of Bid Proposal for that contract, and must include a Bid Bond or other acceptable bid guarantee in the amount of 5% of the bid. The successful bidder will be required to execute the Standard Form of Contract and Agreement. The Bidder shall guarantee to hold his bid(s) good and may not withdraw his bid(s) for a period of ninety (90) calendar days after the scheduled closing time for receiving bids. This project is subject to the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, as amended. The Contractor is required to comply with wage and labor provisions and to pay minimum wages in accordance with the schedule of wage rates established by the United States Department of Labor. Award of contract is also subject to the following Federal provisions: Executive Order 11246 and DOL Regulation 41 CFR PART 60 - Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity DOL Regulation 29 CFR Part 5 n Davis Bacon Act DOT Regulation 49 CFR PART 29 n Government wide Debarment and Suspension and Government wide Requirements for Drug-free Workplace DOT Regulation 49 CFR PART 30 - Denial of Public Works Contracts to Suppliers of Goods and Services of Countries that Deny Contracts to Suppliers of Goods and Services of Countries that Deny Procurement Market Access to U.S. Contractors (Foreign Trade Restriction). TITLE 49 United States Code, CHAPTER 501 n Buy American Preferences Contractors must also comply with the Mississippi Employment Protection Act at MCA Sec. 71-11-1. The award, if made, will be made to the party submitting the bid deemed most favorable to The City of Vicksburg at the time the conditions are stipulated. The City of Vicksburg also reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any and all informalities or irregularities in the bids received on either or both contracts. CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI By: /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr. City Clerk Publish: 5/28, 6/3(2t)

SEALED BIDS for furnishing Pebble Lime; Traffic Management Supplies 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 20, 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 20, 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: 5/28, 6/3(2t)

02. Public Service FREE beautiful kittens to good home. 8 weeks old. 601-218-3170. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation. FREE CATS TO good home. 10 months old. Black and white, orange and white, calico. 601-218-3170.

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11. Business Opportunities

05. Notices 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

06. Lost & Found FOUND!

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


OLDER MALE YELLOW cat. Call 601-638-8134, 12 noon until 10pm. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg

(non-medical facility)

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


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


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

Find a Honey of a Deal in the Classifieds...Zero in on that most wanted or hard to find item.

07. Help Wanted


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.

06. Lost & Found $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.

CLOSET PHOBIA? Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.


07. Help Wanted


Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124

Attention Students! SUMMER WORK - $15 Starting Pay - Flexible Schedules - Customer Sales/Service

- All Ages 17+

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

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.


IS BOOMING MDS is seeking Qualified Class “A” CDL Drivers in the Vicksburg area. Drivers Home Daily Requirements: • Minimum 2 years tractor/ trailer experience within the last 5 years • At least 23 years of age • Must have good driving/ work history • Competitive Wages • Good Medical Benefits Package

Call 225-323-3758 or Apply Online: EOE M/F/D/V


Saturday, May 28, 2011

07. Help Wanted         

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CALL 601-636-7535

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.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

14. Pets & Livestock


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.

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

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique�

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

10. Loans And Investments

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

15. Auction


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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

Foster a Homeless Pet!



14. Pets & Livestock

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

TRUCKLOAD-GOOD HOTEL mattress sets! $100-$175 per set! (Box Springs and mattress) All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010, 601-529-9895. 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.

2009- SC610 VICTORY Mobility Scooter. 3 wheel. With hauler, used about 3 months. $1,000 601-535-7054.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

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.

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.

ANTIQUE KITCHEN WOOD stove. Pot belly coal burner stove. Set of smoothing irons flat irons, coal irons from every era. 601-638-6857.

2638 ROOSEVELT AVE. Saturday 7am- until. Lots of miscellaneous. Something for everyone.

DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 • For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society

ATTENTION HOME OWNERS, horse owners and hunters!! Sod, pine straw and Oat for sale. 318-428-8438, 318-355-1318.

295 AMBERLEAF DRIVE, off Hwy 80. Saturday 8am11am. NO Early Birds. Lots of miscellaneous.

DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 • For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.

CUB CADET TANK M48 Zero turn mower with grass catcher, color engine. 1 year old, 45 hours. $8,000. 601636-7924 after 6pm.

CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35

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

Call 601-636-SELL to find your next pet!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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29. Unfurnished Apartments


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

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

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

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•



New Homes

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


29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

SALE 112 MOVING McAuley Drive (behind Old Parkview). Friday 5pm- 7pm Saturday 8am- 12pm. Refrigerator, riding lawn mower, weed eater, furniture, rugs, vintage items, lots of decoracollectibles. No early tive birds.

MOVING SALE. 105 Cobblestone. Saturday 7am- 12 noon. Lots of miscellaneous. 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.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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 Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

TREE SERVICE • Residential • Commercial FUSON ELECTRIC, INC. Stump Removal 25 YRS. EXPERIENCE & Lawn Care • Flood Inspections 601-529-5752 Matthew - 601-218-5561 601-634-9572 Amos - 601-831-7605

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


Dewey 601-529-9817




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


Show Your Colors!

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

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales 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 power Mariner. horse $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.

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

24. Business Services 24 HOUR EMERGENCY heating and plumbing. Broken water lines, hot water heaters, toilets, faucets, sinks. 601-618-8466. BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601-629-6464.

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109


• Licensed • Insured

Courteous, Competent, Committed

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




FINDER'S KEEPER'S Monday- Saturday 9am- 6pm. ½ Price Sale every Saturday in May and June. Discount for flood victims.



• 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

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.

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333


River City Dirt Work, LLC

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!


Jon Ross 601-638-7932

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

310 SHADY LANE, Enchanted Hills, Saturday, 7am-10am. Name brand clothing, much more!


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

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales

601-636-SELL (7355)

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

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

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26. For Rent Or Lease

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


FREE ESTIMATES TREY GORDON ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133

D & D TREE CUTTING •Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big Jamesâ€? 601-218-7782 D'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. DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. MOBILE HOME REPAIR and yard clean-up man needs work. 30 years experience. 601-638-5316, 601618-8750.

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

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

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1911 Mission 66

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

BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent


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

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



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

PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com Call for Specials! 601-874-1116.

SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747. SMALL ONE BEDROOM. Utilities and cable furnished. No deposit, references required. $170 weekly, off South Washington. 601529-1617.

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

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

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34. Houses For Sale

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.

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

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

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

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

1803 Clay Street

Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012

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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms 605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180


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.

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34. Houses For Sale

2009 16x80. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Can get you fi$199 monthly, nanced! $15,000. 601-572-5300.

2009 Cappaert 16x80 Vinyl siding/ shingle roof, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Need to sell as soon as possible! Joe, 601-573-5029. REPOSSESSED 250 MOBILE homes! Everyone financed! Flood victim cash credit. Call 601-572-5300.


MOBILE HOME$29,900. 28x68 double wide, in Cophia County to be moved. New air, lots of extras. Call Mike 601-2122330. MOREPOSSESSED BILE 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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14X56. 2 BEDROOMS, 2 full baths, new porch. Good condition, cuurently on rented lot. $6500 or best offer. 769-203-0973. 1998 32X80 SUNSHINE. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. You have to see this one! Beautiful kitchen, fireplace in greatroom, glamour bath. home! Sacrifice Great $44,900. Call David at 601500-1516.

2000 SOUTHERN 16X76. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace and appliances. $21,000. Joe, 601-5735029. 16X80 RIVER2003 BIRCH. Vinyl/ shingle, new carpet and tile, glamour bath. Very good condition. Call David, 601-500-1516.

2006 28x80 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, like new, fireplace, entertainment center, glamour bath, big kitchen, huge separate living area. Call David, 601-500-1516. 2007 16X80 CLAYTON. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood tile, vinyl/ shingle, stove refrigerator, dishwasher. Call David, 601-500-1516.

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Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

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

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

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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.

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601-636-6490 Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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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.

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

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

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

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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 O H CA DIVORCE N G U WA AVE N LOST JOB ET IT! T, ! 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

The Car Store CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS 2006 CHEVY COBALT LS V1973R ...27 Months @ $230 per month ............... $945*down 2004 CHEVY MALIBU LS V1987R ............28 Months @ $240 per month ...........$960*down 2005 CHEVY MALIBU LS V2141 ...28 Months @ $320 per month ............. $1030*down 2004 NISSAN SENTRA S V2139...............28 Months @ $320 per month ....... $1030*down $340 " " 2005 HEVY MALIBU LT V2132 ...28 Months1@-*C" * per month .............. $1100 1 1-**down 2002 CHEVY IMPALA LS V2134 ...............28 Months @ $290 per month ........$1135*down 2005 CHEVY IMPALA LS V2142 ...28 Months @ $320 per month ............... $1135*down 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA LE V2129...........28 Months @ $330 per month ........$1170*down 2003 CADILLAC SEVILLE SLS V2128 ...28 Months @ $360 per month .... $1240*down 2008 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX V2123 ...28 Months @ $360 per month ....... $2010*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 2001 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB 4X4 V2138 26 Months @ $240 per month $1020*down CASH • CASH • CASH • CASH • CASH 1995 INFINITI J30 V1231R...............................................................................$900* 1985 CHEVY C30 WRECKER W/ BOOM ...................................................$2500* -










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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


35. Lots For Sale

40. Cars & Trucks

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.

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.

37. Recreational Vehicles 1994 DOLPHIN MOTOR home. Class A, M34D diesel pusher. 34' 6” long, ice maker, side by side refrigerator, 2 TVs, KW generator, 7 bed. Washer/dryer,Queen $18,000. 601-636-6429, 601415-4572

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

40. Cars & Trucks 2002 CADILLAC DEVILLE. $1,000 down, $62.50 weekly. 601-218-2893. DODGE 2500 2003 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.

1997 NISSAN PATHFINDER. Good condition. Runs great. $4,000 or best offer. 601-415-1484 or 601-2184763.

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

2002 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER. Well maintained, 1 owner, very good condition. $3950. 601-618-1115.

2000 MERCURY COUGAR. $800 down, $50 weekly. 601-218-2893.


2002 SENTINEl. 44 foot Park model MS44FD. Good condition. $8450. 601-6181115.

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

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.

MAZDA 626 2001 174,000 miles, fair condition, AC, power windows $1,000. 601-415-2545.

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

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

Gary’s Cars Hwy 61 South 601-883-9995 For

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TOPIC SATURDAY, m AY 28, 2011 • SE C TIO N D COMICS D2 | KIDS PAGE D3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137


24 to vie to be Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen By Terri Cowart Frazier

Steve Earle

Contestants in the seventh annual Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen pageant will be in downtown Vicksburg this week for a chance at taking the 2011 crown Saturday night at the Vicksburg Auditorium. This year’s competition, sponsored by the Miss Mississippi Corporation, will feature 24 girls, down from 32

If you go The seventh annual Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen pageant will be this week at Vicksburg Auditorium, 901 Monroe St. Tickets are $50 for all three nights girls last year. Preliminary competitions will be Thursday and Friday. Contestants 13 to 17 will be judged in five categories:

or $20 each for preliminaries on Thursday and Friday and $25 for final competition on Saturday and are available at the pageant office, 820 South St., on the fourth floor, of the BancorpSouth building or call 601-638-6746. private interview, talent, lifestyle and fitness, evening gown with onstage questions and scholastic achievement. The top 10 will compete Sat-

urday night in all categories except private interview and scholastic achievement. This year’s winner will compete in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant Aug. 20 in Orlando. Prizes for the state winner will include a $5,000 savings bond from the Miss Mississippi Corporation, an $8,000 scholarship from William Carey University, a $2,000 scholarship from Hinds Community College, a $300 cash

scholarship award from Outlets of Vicksburg, more than $8,000 in wardrobe and jewelry allowances from shops across the state and a oneyear membership to Fitness Works in Vicksburg. First through fourth alternates will receive $1,000 savings bonds and scholarships from WCU. The rest of the top 10 will receive a $500 savings bonds. A $100 award See Pageant, Page D3.

Steve Earle grapples with mortality in CD, novel By David Bauder AP entertainment writer NEW YORK — It wasn’t part of any master plan that Steve Earle released a CD and his debut novel virtually simultaneously and with the same titles, “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive.” The novel, named for the last single released by Hank Williams before his death, took eight years of work and features Williams’ ghost as a main character. There’s no obvious link to the subject matter of his new songs, but when Earle listened to them he realized the idea of mortality ran through both projects. Earle’s father died three years ago at a time Steve was writing songs for an album he produced for Joan Baez. Two of those songs, “God is God” and “I Am a Wanderer,” Earle also recorded for his own disc. Earle and three friends all dropped out of high school at the same time. Two of them are dead. The third has cancer. And Earle, at 56 and 16 years removed now from a heroin addiction that sent him to jail and almost killed him, is the one alive and healthy — with a multifaceted professional life, happy marriage to singer Allison Moorer and a yearold-son, John Henry. His appreciation of that bursts through on “Waitin’ on the Sky,” the opening cut of the new CD, where Earle sings: “Didn’t know I was going to live this long now I’m sittin’ on top of the world.” Earle had written more than songs through the years, and a collection of short stories predated his new book. His agent encouraged him to pursue the idea of a novel taking off from the true story that a doctor had been traveling with Williams when he died on Jan. 1, 1953, and had likely supplied the musician with drugs. He borrowed a friend’s apartment in Spain for a couple of stretches to write. In the novel, Dr. Joseph Alexander Ebersole III — everyone just knows him as “Doc” — had settled into a seedy part of San Antonio. He’d long since lost his license, but paid for his drug fixes by providing under-the-table medical services to the community around him. His life begins changing when a Mexican girl for whom he’d performed an abortion stays to live with him, and Hank’s ghost doesn’t like the competition for his time.

Miss Clinton

Miss Deep South

Miss Delta Blues

Miss Dixie

Jamie Ferguson

Addison Rumbley

Lydia Myers

Olivia Haskins

Miss Heartland Taylor-Beth Cook

Miss Historic Crossroads Lexus Teddy Null

Miss Leaf River Valley Brooke Bullock

Miss Madison County France Beard

Miss Magnolia Makel Hutchins

Miss Metro Jackson

Miss Mid South

Miss New South

Miss Pontotoc

Miss Riverbend

Audrey-Anne Estess

CeCe Hillman

Mackenzie Ross

Hannah Whitlock

Miss Rankin County/Southwest Madison Brock

Ashley Lane Beneke

Miss Riverland

Miss Southern Magnolia Alayna Murphy

Miss Southland Courtney Marie Hamilton

Miss Spirit of the South Macy Elizabeth Mitchell

Miss Tupelo

Miss Vicksburg

Megan Rohman

McKenzie JoAnn Pollack

Miss Amory Railroad Festival Emily Clair Hall

Miss Heart of the South Bethany Noelle Cuevas

Anne Elizabeth Buys

Miss Dogwood Festival Alivia Paden Roberts

Master Gardeners’ website offers helpful information It is always exciting when others recognize excellence in a project that you started and have babied along for months or years. The Master Gardeners have completed projects that have won state awards including their March Mondays series and the booth they have operated at the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market since 2008. This year they garnered another top state award, the Graphic Presentation Award, for their website: The website evolved from a calendar project begun in 2005 by interns Joelyn James, Denise Duvic, Judy Fitzpatrick and Laurie Andrijeski. The calendar featured events with pictures, how to do and when to do various gardening



activities in a monthly format. They continued the project for three years but costs associated with printing led them to look for an alternative way to get similar information out to the community without so much expense. A website was the answer. James says it took nine months to get everything in place to open the site. She and Fitzpatrick continue to work with the site with Dana Klimas, Anita Schilling, Georgia Antoine and Gale Waites

master Gardeners Master Gardener topics at Vicksburg Farmers’ Market during the summer: • May 28 — Composting • June 4 — Hottest new plants • June 11 — Figs • June 18 — Perennials • June 25 — Not tonight deer • July 2 — Mississippi’s most invasive plants • July 9 — Bonsai • July 16 — Mississippi Medallion plants • July 23 — Historic landscaping • July 30 — Recycling joining the Web Master crew. In 2010, more than 4,000 visits were made to their site where

the primary purpose is to educate the public. Other Gardener groups across the state have websites but they are used primarily to tell about Master Gardener events. The judges were impressed with how many topics our Master Gardeners have covered, the site’s construction and that many of the 49 members have assisted. In addition to relevant monthly articles, visitors can find photographs taken in the gardens of local Master Gardeners, timely tips, things to do in the garden each month, weather averages and nearby gardening events. Web visitors can ask questions via the website and a Master Gardener will research the information and get back with an answer.

This month’s feature article is about weed control, including recommended chemicals to assist with this problem. Master Gardeners continue to offer an information booth at the local Farmers’ Market this summer at the new Washington Street location between Grove and Jackson streets. Last week they featured the local Extension Service personnel including our new county agent, Wesley Purvis, who works closely with the group. Information was available on all the programs offered by the Extension Service. •

Miriam Jabour, a Master Gardener and Master Flower Show judge, has been active in the Openwood Plantation Garden Club for over 35 years. Write to her at 1114 Windy Lake Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39183.


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Pageant Continued from Page D1. given by the Bostick Family, parents of the current titleholder, will be awarded for the overall talent winner and a $200 H.E.R.O. award, which stands for honor, excel, reach and overcome, will be given by Mark and Lorin Lewis. Cash memorial scholarships of $200 each will be given in honor of the late Leisa Collins, Candy Derivaux and Wayne Sutter, who combined served more than 50 years with the Miss Mississippi Corporation. All three died within the last year. Anna Tadlock, Miss Mississippi 2009, and Ted Laney, who performed last year, along with local singers and dancers, will perform with the contestants as part of the entertainment for the evening. Miss Mississippi 2011 Sara Beth James will be mistress of ceremonies. “These are extremely talented young women and it’s amazing the talent we have in Mississippi,” said secondyear pageant executive director Kathryn Resio. She said nine girls have competed before, including two from Vicksburg, Miss Riverland Anne Elizabeth Buys and Miss Heartland Taylor-Beth Cook. Also representing Vicksburg will be Miss Vicksburg’s Outstanding Teen, McKenzie JoAnn Pollock. She has not previously competed. This year’s contestants are: • Miss Amory Railroad Festival’s Outstanding Teen Emily Clair Hall, 15, is the daughter of Kim and Lee Tutor of Tupelo. Emily attends Tupelo High School, where she is enrolled in advanced placement classes, a member of Sound Wave and received a poetry award from the Gum Tree writing contest in 2009. She will sing. • Miss Clinton’s Outstanding Teen Jamie Ferguson, 17, is the daughter of Glenda and Keith Ferguson of Clinton. Jamie attends Clinton High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Junior Classic League, Anchor Club, Students against Destructive Behavior and is in the Arrow singer’s concert and chamber choir. She will sing. • Miss Deep South’s Outstanding Teen Addison Rumbley, 17 is the daughter of Michele and Roddy Rumbley of Madison. Addison attends Madison Central High School, where she is a cheerleader, a high achiever science award winner and teaches children’s Sunday school at Highland Colony Baptist Church. She will dance. • Miss Delta Blue’s Outstanding Teen Lydia Myers, 14, is the daughter of Teri and Bill Myers of Laurel. Lydia attends Northeast Jones Middle School, where she is on the principle’s list, is a member of Beta Club, student council, band, color guard and the show choir. She will sing. • Miss Dixie’s Outstanding Teen Olivia Haskins, 17, is the daughter of Brenda and Craig Haskins of McComb. Olivia attends the Mississippi School of Arts, where she is a Mississippi Arts Ambassador, Mississippi scholar, McComb Junior Auxiliary Crown Club member, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and vacation Bible school volunteer. She will sing. • Miss Dogwood Festival Outstanding Teen Alivia Paden Roberts, 14, is the daughter of Teresa and

Kenneth Roberts of Shannon. Alivia attends Shannon High School, where she is on the honor roll, a student council representative, Beta Club member, received the 2012 Presidential Volunteer Award, 2010 Citizenship Award and was a cheerleader. She will dance. • Miss Heart of the South’s Outstanding Teen Bethany Noelle Cuevas, 17, is the daughter of Melissa and Carl Cuevas of Long Beach. Bethany was Beta Club member, UCA All- American and NCA All- American cheerleader, and won the LBHS Sweet Heart pageant. She will dance. • Miss Heartland’s Outstanding Teen Taylor-Beth Cook, 16, is the daughter of Carol Cook and Kevin Cook of Vicksburg. Taylor Beth attends Warren Central High School, where she is a Presidential and Congressional Scholar, member of the tennis team, a cheerleader and performs with the Vicksburg Performing Arts Company. She will dance. • Miss Historic Crossroads’ Outstanding Teen Lexus Teddy Null, 16, is the daughter of Denise and Teddy Null of Corinth. Lexus attends Corinth High School, where she is a member of Beta Club, National Honor Society, and received awards in math, reading and science. She will dance. • Miss Leaf River Valley’s Outstanding Teen Brooke Bullock, 13, is the daughter of Suzanne and Greg Bullock of Petal. Brooke attends Petal Middle School, where she is a member of the show choir, an A/B student and received the Musical Theatre Student of the Year award. She will play the piano. • Miss Madison County’s Outstanding Teen France Beard, 17, is the daughter of Ann and Clay Beard of Madison. France attends St. Joseph Catholic School, where she is in Junior National Honor Society, an Xpress Dance Studio member, cheerleader and junior class secretary. She will dance. • Miss Magnolia’s Outstanding Teen Makel Hutchins, 17, is the daughter of Angie and Keith Hutchins of Saltillo. Makel attends Saltillo High School, where she is in the National Honor Society, a cheerleader, baseball diamond girl, and was recognized in Who’s Who among outstanding high school students. She will dance. • Miss Metro Jackson’s Outstanding Teen Audrey-Anne Estess, 15, is the daughter of Dr. Robert and Debbie Estess of Clinton. Audrey- Anne attends Clinton High School, where she is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, a cheerleader, was a member of the Focus and Ambassadors show choir. She will play the piano. • Miss Mid South’s Outstanding Teen CeCe Hillman, 17, is the daughter of Bobbie Kay Waddell and Greg Hillman from Union Mississippi. CeCe attends Union High School, where she is on the superintendent’s list honor roll, FCCLA state winner and FBLA 4th- place local winner. She will sing. • Miss New South’s Outstanding Teen Mackenzie Ross, 15, is the daughter of Cindy and Jim Ross of Meridian. Mackenzie is homeschooled and is a member of the National Home School Honor Society, Stage 2 Teen


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theater group, Meridian Little Theatre, Dusty Social Service Club, and Highland Baptist Church praise band and youth choir, Meridian Tea Party, Cambiata Singers and volleyball team. She will play the piano. • Miss Pontotoc’s Outstanding Teen Hannah Whitlock, 16, is the daughter of Paula and Rod Whitlock of Pontotoc. Hannah was on the honor roll, a member of the Scholar Bowl, the Beta Club, State Championship Finance Challenge Team, FBLA District public speech winner, district first place economics winner and a cheerleader. She will sing. • Miss Rankin County/ Southwest’s Outstanding Teen Madison Brock, 15, is the daughter of Liz Brock and Robin Torrence of Crystal Springs. Madison attends Jackson Preparatory School, is on the honor roll, a member of the National Society of High School Scholars,

the hip-hop dance team and was 2010 Junior Miss Magnolia State. She will sing. • Miss Riverbend’s Outstanding Teen Ashley Lane Beneke, 16, is the daughter of Jill and Richard Beneke, attends Jackson Preparatory School, is on the honor roll, won a blue ribbon essay contest and was a cheerleader. She will play the piano. • Miss Riverland’s Outstanding Teen Anne Elizabeth Buys, 15, is the daughter of Judy and Mark Buys of Vicksburg. Anne Elizabeth attends Porters Chapel Academy, is president of the National Junior Honor Society, on all-A honor roll and is a member of the school choir and band. She will sing and dance. • Miss Southern Magnolia’s Outstanding Teen Alayna Murphy, 17, is the daughter of Cherrie and Ragan Murphy of Brandon. Alayna attends Northwest

D3 Rankin High School, is on the Honor roll, won the Citizenship Award in math and science, STEM Award and was student of the month. She will dance. • Miss Southland’s Outstanding Teen Courtney Marie Hamilton, 14, is the daughter of Margie and Rodney Hamilton of Philadelphia. She attends Leake Academy, is a cheerleader, dances, and plays softball and basketball. She will dance. • Miss Spirit of the South’s Outstanding Teen Macy Elizabeth Mitchell, 13, is the daughter of Leesa and Michael Mitchell of Petal. Macy attends Petal Middle School, is in the Petal Middle School Choir, a cheerleader, vice president of the student council and is a member of

the National League of Junior Cotillions. She will sing. • Miss Tupelo’s Outstanding Teen Megan Rohman, 16, is the daughter of Lisa Massey and Jeffrey Rohman of Tupelo. Megan attends Saltillo High School, is a Beta club member, participated in Dual-Enrollment college courses and participated in the TCPS basketball and tennis teams. She will dance. • Miss Vicksburg’s Outstanding Teen McKenzie JoAnn Pollack, 17, is the daughter of Cheryl and Phillip Pollack of Vicksburg. McKenzie attends Warren Central High School, is in the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Beta, has participated in the band and was a cheerleader. She will sing.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Vicksburg Post


May 28, 2011