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ROBERT, La. — The most ambitious bid yet to stop the worst oil spill in U.S. history ended in failure Saturday after BP was unable to overwhelm the gusher of crude with heavy fluids and junk. President Obama called the setback “as enraging as it is heartbreaking.” The Downplayoil giant ing leak immediately began hurts BP•A2 readying Seafood its next not oily, but attempted tainted•A7 fix, using robot submarines to cut the pipe that’s gushing the oil and cap it with funnel-like device, but the only guaranteed solution remains more than two months away. The company determined the “top kill” had failed after it spent three days pumping heavy drilling mud into the crippled well 5,000 feet underwater. It’s the latest in a series of failures to stop the crude that’s fouling marshland and beaches, as estimates of how much oil is leaking grow more dire. The spill is the worst in U.S. history — exceeding even the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster — and has dumped between 18 million and 40 million gallons into the Gulf, according to government estimates. “This scares everybody, the fact that we can’t make this well stop flowing, the fact that we haven’t succeeded so far,” BP PLC Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said Saturday. “Many of the things we’re trying have been done on the surface before, but have never been tried at 5,000 feet.” Frustration has grown as drifting oil closes beaches and washes up in sensitive marshland. The damage is underscored by images of pelicans and their eggs coated in oil. Below the surface, oyster beds and shrimp nurseries face certain death.


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Henry McGuire of Florence sings during the annual Sacred Harp event at the Old Court House Museum on Saturday. The singers will be performing again today.

‘It’s all about the sound’ By Steve Sanoski

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More than a million people travel to Vicksburg from across the globe each year for the city’s distinctly Southern sights. At least 75 in the River City this weekend are here principally for the sounds. Sacred Harp singers — some local, but most from Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and other states — are closing out their fourth year of conducting a distinct style of communal choir in the Old Court House Museum today. The singers spent all day Saturday sending selections from “The Sacred Harp” songbook to the ceiling of the museum’s historic courtroom, and also held a jam session in the evening with the Old Time Music Society at the Battlefield Inn. “The sound — it’s all about the sound,” Bill Beverly said when asked what brought him and his wife, Martha, to Vicksburg from their Kalamazoo, Mich., home. “There’s really nothing else quite like it.” The sound, at least to the ear of a newcomer, settles somewhere between a barbershop quartet and Southern church choir. The name Sacred Harp refers to the only natural instrument we have, the human

The Sacred Harp singers will be in the Old Court House Museum courtroom today from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no admission fee, and all are invited to participate or listen. voice. It is an a cappella tradition unique to the United States today, but one that dates back to 18th century England. It has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity in recent decades after nearly being driven into cultural extinction. The Beverlys have been coming to Vicksburg for the Holt Collier Mississippi Bear Hunt Memorial Singing annually since 2006, when the Old Court House Museum played host to the event. The event grew out of a smaller, unnamed gathering that was formed about three years earlier at the former Jordan’s Chapel, off Campbell Swamp Road in south Warren County. Like many Sacred Harp singers, the Beverlys travel to a number of similar events throughout the South and Midwest each year. They’ve been involved in the Sacred Harp community for about 12 years — relaSee Singers, Page A9.

Memorial Day weekend events

Today • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — “Military Through The Ages” at the Vicksburg National Military Park visitors center. Park admission charged. Monday • 10 a.m. — The Parade of Veterans along Washington Street. Free. • 11 a.m. — Memorial service at the Vicksburg Auditorium, featuring keynote speaker Col. William C. Schneck, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans, 412th Engineer Command. Free. • 12:30 p.m. — Wreath-laying ceremony at the National Cemetery in the Vicksburg National Military Park, with a motorcade to the cemetery by way of Fort Hill Drive. • 7 p.m. — American Wind Symphony Orchestra concert at City Front. Free. Bring lawn chairs. • 8 p.m. — Before You Exit concert at Vicksburg Convention Center. Sponsored by Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen pageant and benefits Children’s Miracle Network; $10 in advance at Crown to Heels, Michel’s Music, Paper Factory and Outlets at Vicksburg and $12 at the door.

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Warren County sees 18 percent drop in registered voters By Danny Barrett Jr. Warren County has seen an 18 percent drop in the number of active registered voters on the voting rolls heading into Tuesday’s primary elections, a routine update showed. Active registered voters listed by the Secretary of

State’s Office for Vicksburg and Warren County is 30,306 — about 18 percent fewer than the 2008 general election, a ballot headlined by the presidential race between Barack Obama and John McCain. Voter turnout set a local record for that election, in terms of total ballots cast. Rolls are routinely

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purged during each election cycle to reflect names deemed inactive for a number of reasons, most commonly because they have either moved or died. Election commissioners in each county meet between January and March to revise the roll. Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree confirmed

the state’s total based on the size of the inactive list. Statewide registration also dropped since 2008. Active voters in Mississippi total slightly more than 1.8 million, down about 5 percent. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for primary voting in MissisSee Election, Page A9.

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As Spill grew, BP’s credibility faded Petroleum giant downplayed oil spill’s magnitude from start By The Associated Press

of $1,000 to $4,300 per barrel — 42 gallons — of oil spilled At nearly every step since the in U.S. waters. “And so natuDeepwater Horizon exploded rally they want to minimize more than a month ago, caus- what people were thinking ing the worst oil spill in U.S. they were going to spill.” High-end estimates by BP, history, rig operator BP PLC has downplayed the severity the Coast Guard and the of the catastrophe in the Gulf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of Mexico. On almost every issue — reached 588,000 gallons per the amount of gushing oil, day in late April, BP spokesthe environmental impact, man David Nicholas acknowleven how to stop the leak — edged Friday to The AssoBP’s statements have proven ciated Press after weeks of wrong. The erosion of the com- the company sticking with the lower estipany’s credibil- ‘These guys mate. But it ity may prove as wasn’t until difficult to stop either do Thursday that as the oil spewnot have officials had ing from the sea any sense conceded that floor. the leak was “They keep of considerably making one accountability to the larger than the mistake after 210,000-gallonanother. That public or they are a-day figure gives the impresNeanderthals when that had been sion that they’re floated as the hiding things,” it comes to public best estimate said U.S. Sen. Bill relations.’ for the prior Nelson, a Florida Democrat who Sen. Ben Nelson four weeks. Even before has been critiD-Florida the accident, cal of BP’s relucthere were inditance to publicly release videos of the under- cations that BP could vastly water gusher. “These guys underestimate an oil spill’s either do not have any sense of likely size. In its regional spill accountability to the public or response plan for the Gulf, the they are Neanderthals when it formula BP proposed to use to estimate the volume of oil in comes to public relations.” Take one of the most obvi- a surface sheen was smaller ous questions since the April by a factor of 100 from the 20 explosion: How much oil accepted international stanis leaking? Official estimates dard, which is also the basis have grown steadily — first for estimates by NOAA, the the word was none, then it was federal agency tasked with 42,000 gallons, then 210,000 gal- such calculations. Nicholas said he doesn’t lons. And now a team of scientists say the leak may well know where the numbers in be five times that, making the BP’s plan “were derived, but spill worse than the Exxon they were not used” in calculating the amount of oil that Valdez. All the while, BP has been had reached the Gulf’s surface slow to acknowledge the leak since the accident. He also was likely much worse than emphasized that the official estimates were not BP’s alone, the public had been told. The oil giant’s behavior has but rather a collaboration with led to accusations that it has government agencies. With criticism continuing to been motivated to keep the leak estimate low because mount, when he was pressed under federal law the size of Friday about BP’s perceived eventual fines is tied to the lack of transparency, Chief Operating Officer Doug Sutsize of the leak. Nelson said that he believes tles said: “We’re trying to BP has delayed release of provide as much data as we everything from the actual can. We’re in the middle of flow rate to the videos because this operation. ... There’s a treof a federal law that allows the mendous amount of transpargovernment to seek penalties ency here.”

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Asked late Friday why BP had downplayed so may issues related to the spill and why BP had been wrong on so many issues, Nicholas did not answer directly, saying, “This event is unprecedented; no company, no one, has ever had to attempt to deal with a situation such as this at depths such as this before. BP, the Unified Command, the federal authorities and the hundreds of companies and thousands of individuals engaged on this effort, are doing everything we can to bring it under control and make it good.” Nicholas said only Friday that daily estimates from April 27 through April 30 were based on two scientific standards. The “low end” was always around 42,000 gallons per day, the “best guess” was between 210,000-252,000 gallons per day, and the “high end” varied from 504,000-to588,000 gallons per day, he said. The 210,000-gallon estimate that became the official talking point for weeks turned out

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PUBLIC PROGRams Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Overeaters Anonymous ­— Meeting canceled Monday; will resume June 7; www.; 1315 Adams St. American Wind Symphony Orchestra ­— 7 p.m. Monday; free; bring lawn chair; City Waterfront. Senior Center — Closed Monday; Tuesday: 9 a.m., computer class; 10, chair exercises and scratch art; 1 p.m., oil painting and card games; 1-5, quilting. Diabetes Classes — Designed for patients to receive diabetes self-management training; classes begin June 9; register Thursday and June 7; led by Lisa Camel and Katania Breland, RNs. Vicksburg Medical Associates, 2080 S. Frontage Road. Cedars Head Start — Accepting applications for 2010-2011 school year; 601-636-1360. Memorial Day Activities — Parade, 10 a.m. Monday, line up at 9 on Belmont Street;

memorial service, 11 a.m. at City Auditorium; Minister Charles Grover of Edwards and Col. William C. Schneck of 412th Engineer Command, speakers; Willie Glasper, 601634-0163. How To Revive a Tired Lawn — Noon Tuesday; Jeff Richardson; WC Extension Service, 1100 C Grove St.; 601-6365442. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. 100% Narcotics Anonymous Recovery Group — 7 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays; Nate G., 731-460-9546; 1220 Clay St. Floral Industry — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday; Lynette McDougald, MSU Florist Manager; no charge; WC Extension; 601-636-5442. Veterans Benefits Seminar — 5:30 p.m. June 10; to inform family members of possible financial help for veterans of foreign wars and their widowed spouse; reservations John 601918-7844 or Adam 601-209-2633; Public Library. Summer Sports Camp — 5:308:15 p.m. June 14-17; K5-6th grades; soccer, baseball, softball, cheerleading, basketball and golf; Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South; 601-636-2596. Guitar Blues Basic Workshop — Thursdays in July; Richard McComas, presenter; registration and prices 601-631-2997 or e-mail; 1302 Adams St.

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vival, 7 p.m. Monday-Friday; the Rev. Gregory Mayfield, guest speaker; the Rev. Henry Mayfield, pastor; 122 union Ave. Zion Travelers M.B. — Revival, 7 p.m. Monday-Friday; the Rev. Alfred E. Lassiter Jr., pastor; 1701 Poplar St. Pleasant Valley — Revival, 7 p.m. Monday-Friday; the Rev. David Brown, evangelist; 2585 N. Washington St.

CLUBS American Legion — 8-midnight tonight; dance with Reo; 1618 Main St. VAMP — Noon Tuesday; Rett Evans, Bankwalker Inc., speaker; Ameristar’s Heritage Buffet; lunch $12; guests welcome. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Gus Black, Family Readiness Program, speaker. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Judge James Chaney, update on Circuit and Drug Courts; Jacques’ Cafe. WCHS Class of 1990 Reunion — 7-11 p.m. June 11, Toney’s Restaurant; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. June 12, family picnic; 6-11 p.m., banquet, Vicksburg Convention Center; www.; Mironda Lacy Lewis 601-218-3341 or Shantay Bryant Thompson 601218-4852. Gaskin and Prentiss Family Reunion — July 30-31; deadline for payment is June 30.

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to be wrong, too. A team of scientists from the government and academia said Thursday that the leak is really spewing somewhere between 500,000 and a million gallons a day. The new estimates were between 12 and 24 times greater than what was first offered, and instantly made the Deepwater Horizon spill the worst in U.S. history. Even using the low end of the estimates, nearly 18 million gallons have spilled so far. At the high end, the well could have gushed as many as 39 million gallons. To be sure, experts say there’s no easy way to measure a leak 5,000 feet deep. Some estimates were based on satellite images or flyovers. The federal government has worked closely with BP, and Obama has acknowledged shortcomings, but it’s BP that controls much of the

technology, like underwater robots that capture video of the leak. Obama noted that BP kept video of the leak and didn’t make it public. “At that point, BP already had a camera down there, but wasn’t fully forthcoming in terms of what did those pictures look like? And when you set it up in time-lapse photography, experts could then make a more accurate determination. The administration pushed them to release it,” Obama said. “But they should have pushed them sooner.” BP’s downplaying of the situation may have began with a phone call, some 16 hours after the rig exploded and killed 11 workers, leaving behind an inferno that burned for two days and has been leaking at least ever since the rig sank. At first, the Coast Guard said there was no leak from the vast reservoir of oil more than a mile below the Gulf’s surface. Then, after analyzing images taken underwater by remotecontrolled cameras, the Coast Guard estimated 42,000 gallons a day were leaking. A week after the explosion, that rose to 210,000 gallons. “From the get go, every aspect of the situation has been downplayed,” she said. “This thing has been out of control in terms of informing the public and transparency from day one.”




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Report: U.S. weighs plan for attacks in Pakistan WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is developing plans for a unilateral attack on the Pakistani Taliban in the event of a successful terrorist strike in the United States that can be traced to them, The Washington Post reports. Planning for a retaliatory attack was spurred by ties between alleged Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad and elements of the Pakistani Taliban, the Post said in an article posted on its website Friday night, quoting unidentified senior military officials. The military would focus on air and missile strikes but also could use small teams of U.S. Special Operations troops currently along the border with Afghanistan, the Post said. The CIA already conducts unmanned drone strikes in the country’s tribal regions. Officials told the Post that a U.S. military response would be considered only if a terrorist attacks persuaded President Barack Obama that the CIA campaign is ineffective.

Sestak case smudges Obama’s outsider image WASHINGTON (AP) — Crimping his carefully crafted outsider image and undercutting a centerpiece of his 2008 campaign, President Barack Obama got caught playing the usual politics — dangling a job offer for a political favor in the hunt for power. His lawyer admitted as much in a Friday report. It detailed how Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, sent former President Bill Clinton on a mission: try to persuade Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., to abandon his primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., by offering an executive branch post. Sestak said no, stayed in the race and beat the incumbent. “I can assure the public that nothing improper took place,” Obama said Thursday. True or not, Obama has a political problem. Because what did take place was backroom bargaining, political maneuvering and stonewalling, all of which run counter to the higher — perhaps impossibly high — bar Obama has set for himself and his White House to do things differently. The White House’s reluctant acknowledgment of the chain of events shone a light on the unseemly, favor-trading side of politics — and at an inopportune time for Obama and Democrats as they seek to keep control of Congress. This election year, angry voters have made clear they have little patience for poli-

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In this 2008 photo, former Navy Vice Admiral and Democratic Congressman Joe Sestak introduces former President Bill Clinton, at a campaign event. tics generally and Washington politics specifically. And they are choosing candidates who promise to change the system — and ousting incumbents who fail to deliver. But what may be even more troubling for the president is the question the episode raises: Has Obama become just like every other politician? The answer could have implications for him ahead of congressional elections this fall and his likely re-election race in two years. The White House tried to blunt the media maelstrom by releasing the report on the Friday before a long Memorial Day weekend, when fewer

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things differently from his predecessors. As president, Obama has turned that vision into reality, albeit with some exceptions. He has trumpeted his goal of an open and transparent administration. He bristles at the notion that his White House is anything but. And in a frustrated tone, he routinely talks like an outsider doggedly working to change the ways of Washington. It all began when Specter, a veteran GOP senator facing a difficult Republican primary, chose to become a Democrat last year at the White House’s urging. Obama quickly endorsed him and pledged to campaign for him. The White House tried to clear the Democratic field for him. But Sestak entered the Democratic primary anyway.

At one point during his campaign, he said that a job was offered but he provided no details. The White House deflected repeated questions about the claim, insisting officials did not behave inappropriately while also declining to elaborate. It wasn’t until Sestak upset Specter in the Democratic primary May 18 that Republicans renewed their pressure on the administration to disclose what happened. In the end, Bauer’s report said this: Emanuel enlisted Clinton’s help as a go-between with Sestak. Clinton agreed to raise the offer of a seat on a presidential advisory board or another executive board if Sestak remained in the House and dropped his bid, “which would avoid a divisive Senate primary.”

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There’s no epidemic of violent crime against pedestrians in Vicksburg. It’s the responsibility of Vicksburg’s elected officials, police and our entire community to see that one doesn’t start. Nothing, anywhere says we have to fall into the pattern other cities, large and small, have experienced. But it will take concerted action on many fronts. Summer’s here. School’s out. Police Chief Walter Armstrong says, and we believe him, that if crimes by schoolaged youths could be stopped, there would be as much as a 75 percent reduction in thefts from stores, cars and homes. In the smattering of strongarm robberies that have been reported,

Decide the victims almost always report two or more youthful attackers jump them, rough them up and run away into the darkness. “The guy was just so strong. He didn’t hit me. He pulled my pocketbook, and he dragged me,” said Barbara Prabhu, a vacationer from Texas who sustained a broken arm and a facial gash in an attack eight days ago. The victim, 70, and her husband, 73, had enjoyed a pleasant day in Vicksburg and what they termed an excellent meal downtown. Their “mistake” was choosing to walk several blocks back to the bed and breakfast where they were staying. That attack and the others are not the fault of police. They patrol. The attacks

are not the fault of elected officials. We have good laws and ample public funds for law enforcement. They’re not the fault of ministers, educators, judges, most parents or most young people. But every person in every one of those categories needs to be challenged to do more to stop the thugs and would-be thugs among us. Crimes by youth and the numbers of youth arrested have blossomed to unprecedented levels. We can’t sit around and theorize about causes and cures anymore. Either we all work harder or an epidemic is sure to come. Decide to do what you can, where you can — or we’ll see our town held captive.

It’s time to make hard decisions on new jail Year-to-date, it appeared the tedious process expected to lead to a new detention facility to serve Vicksburg and Warren County was gaining speed. After all, the consultant hired after a fact-finding mission to Colorado by locals in 2007 said site selection should be completed by August. Now, however, it appears the board of supervisors has applied the brakes. There’s one reason: money. “Until we find out exactly what this economy’s going to do, what the state’s going to do, I don’t see us doing anything,” District 1 Supervisor David McDonald said last week during a session with an informal committee examining court processes.

Again, supervisors are to be commended for keeping the process open and for being candid with taxpayers who foot the bills for decisions they make. Making every notion public probably invites more criticism than is warranted, but we’re all stakeholders in what will likely be the most expensive building ever built with local funds. It’s too soon to say supervisors need to go back to square one, but it’s not too soon to point out that consultants offered up a “Cadillac” plan. The proposal is for a jail on a 30- to 50-acre site with enough space to expand to 650 inmates plus an immediate tripling of staff. There may be less costly alterna-

tives that cover local needs for several decades, as any design should. As unlikely as it may sound, this is as good a time as any to start serious talks with Vicksburg officials about moving forward on a joint project. Urban sites, of which there are several, should also remain under consideration. Warren County and Vicksburg will never have “extra money” to spend on a jail or anything else. That’s just not the nature of any government at any level. Providing safe, decent detention facilities is, however, a clear and unavoidable duty. Hard decisions need to be made, and with all deliberate speed.

Rev. Watkins’ life spent in service to others Big people can come from small towns, and Vicksburg was blessed to have such a person among us for many years. The Rev. Bill Watkins, who was born in Florence and died last week, was such a man. Unimposing. Undemanding. He led a life of Christian example and effectiveness. Twenty years ago, when Good Shepherd Community Center, founded here by Rev. Watkins, received a day in the national spotlight via President George H.W. Bush’s 1,000 Points of Light Foundation, Rev. Watkins was, no doubt, pleased. But what he cared about that day, every day before and every day since, was each individual served by the center and how offerings could be tailored to contribute to his or her personal growth. That the center, under the direction of the Rev. Tommy Miller since Rev. Wat-

kins retired 12 years ago, continues to thrive is his legacy. It’s a testament to how well Good Shepherd’s programs fill local gaps in education, motivation, health and spiritual needs. After graduating from Moss Point High School, Rev. Watkins served in the Navy in both World War II and in Korea. He then graduated from Millsaps College and Candler School of Theology at Emory University. The Methodist Church first assigned him to a congregation of Star, Braxton and Greenfield residents. He moved, as Methodist clergy do, and among other assignments served as superintendent of the Vicksburg-West Jackson District. Then, fairly late in his ministry, he got support and worked with others to create Good Shepherd in a boarded up and abandoned elementary school at the north end of Cherry Street. Its broad-based yet specifically targeted

outreach programs succeeded because they worked. That sounds simple, but the success would not have been attained without the faith and insight of Rev. Watkins and his wife of nearly 55 years, Meta Dixon Watkins, who has been his ministerial partner, too. “What drove him was his deep love for Jesus Christ,” said the Rev. Chris Young, his pastor. “He had a passion for people and the needs of others that grew directly out of his faith.” “He was trying to help us all be better Christians and better folks,” said Oren Bailess, a friend of Rev. Watkins and board member at Good Shepherd. Big people can come from small towns. Vicksburg was blessed that much of Rev. Bill Watkins’ life of Christian witness and service was here among us.

Republican gubernatorial primaries have historically been heavy on organization and low on suspense. That could change in 2011. Two viable Republican candidates have made their intentions known for 2011 and another is rumored to be strongly considering jumping into the race. Since 1987, when Tupelo businessman Jack Reed easily dispatched Doug Lemon in the GOP primary for the right to face eventual Democratic Gov. Ray Mabus in the general election, Mississippi Republicans have generally kept their primaries small and free of heavy political artillery. In 1991, political unknown Kirk Fordice overcame the favored Pete SID Johnson and Bobby Clanton to win the GOP nomination. The GOP runoff was a lesson in political hand-to-hand combat in Republican voterich Rankin County that Fordice won on the way to unseating Mabus in the 1991 general election. Fordice faced token GOP primary opposition in 1995 from Richard O’Hara and George “Wagon Wheel” Blair on his way to defeating Democratic nominee Dick Molpus in the general election. But in 1999, Republicans saw a wide open gubernatorial race develop between former GOP Lt. Gov. Eddie Briggs, former U.S. Rep. Mike Parker, then-state Rep. Charlie Williams, Crystal Springs Mayor Dan Gibson and perennial candidates Shawn O’Hara and Blair. Parker won the nomination outright in the primary by eight-tenths of a percent — but Briggs in second place took only 27.9 percent. Parker lost the general election to Democratic Lt. Gov. Ronnie Musgrove in one of the closest elections in Mississippi history — one that had to be decided by the Mississippi House of Representatives. The 2003 race saw Haley Barbour crush political newcomer Mitch Tyner in the GOP primary with 83 percent of the vote. Barbour won 52.6 percent of the general election vote over Musgrove and a handful of minor party candidates. In 2007, Barbour skated through a GOP primary with Frederick L. Jones, taking 93 percent of the vote. Barbour won the general election by 57.9 percent of the vote over Democratic challenger John Arthur Eaves Jr. In 2011, it’s clear that Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant is all but already running for the GOP nomination. Bryant’s made no secret of his intention to run and hasn’t been coy when asked about it. He’s running. While not formally declared, Gulf Coast businessman Dave Dennis is likewise not being particularly coy about his intentions to make the 2011 Republican gubernatorial primary. It seems a certainty that Dennis will run. In the last few weeks, there is growing talk that Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is close to entering the race. Hosemann isn’t exactly bushwhacking reporters to put a stop to those rumors, either. But the last time I directly asked Hosemann about it — some six weeks ago — he was coy about it with no definitive answer either way. Out of the gate, Bryant is the clear favorite in a statewide race. He’s never lost one in three races and against tough GOP primary opponents. Neither has Hosemann, but then he’s only run one. Hosemann did lose a 1998 congressional bid in the old 4th District to Democratic former U.S. Rep. Ronnie Shows. Dennis has never made a statewide race — has never made a political race period — which in this political season may prove more of a positive than a negative. Bryant is the favorite, but in a crowded GOP primary anything can happen. Dennis is a true outsider and Hosemann reshuffles the deck for Bryant. But Bryant’s strength in Rankin and DeSoto counties remains his best hole cards. •


Sid Salter is Perspective editor of The Clarion-Ledger. Phone him at 601-961-7084 or e-mail

Sunday, May 30, 2010

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WEEK IN Vicksburg After several days of what seemed like indecision, the Mississippi River topped out at 42.8 feet on the Vicksburg gauge — ending a rare third surge toward flood stage this year. The river started the week at 42.7 feet and ended at the same reading. The forecast was for a level of 42.6 feet today. Highs reached into the lower 90s on five days during the week, indicated a summer pattern settling in. Lows hovered around 70 degrees. No rain was recorded. Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality personnel began monitoring placement of a foot of clay soil to seal about 20 acres off Rifle Range Road that was the site of a chemical plant. The project will last a year and cost about $8 million. Most letters received so far by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History favor the plantation house at the Ceres industrial park, owned by Warren County since 1987, be declared a state landmark. Bowmar second-graders took a field trip to Roca, a local restaurant, for cooking tips, including tossing pizza dough. Campers and counselors remembered good experiences at Warner-Tully YMCA Camp in Claiborne County. Operated by the Vicksburg Y, the camp had its first summer sessions 50 years ago. A periodic refueling of the Grand Gulf Nuclear Station provided a big boost for motel owners who had been seeing occupancy rates fall. About 1,000 temporary workers were added for the placement of new rods, maintenance and other work. AmeriCorps officials announced plans for a graduation event after a year in the city. The federal volunteer center here is one of six in the United States that dispatch teams to community projects. Participants earn a stipend and tuition money. A 70-year-old Texas woman, vacationing in Vicksburg with her husband, sustained a broken arm and a facial laceration when mugged on Washington Street. She described the assailants as two young men who attacked the couple as they walked from a restaurant back to the inn where they were staying. The Rev. William “Bill” Watkins, veteran Methodist minister and founder of Good Shepherd Community Center, died at 82. Friends praised him for his life of Christian faith in action. Bunge-Ergon asked for lower fee-in-lieu assessment because ethanol production did not reach predicted levels. Vicksburg officials were told relocating a crucial water line near Washington and Jackson streets may require service to be interrupted. The city engineer said the shift would be done starting at midnight and take no more than four hours. An unscheduled performance of the American Wind Symphony Orchestra was set for 7 p.m. on Memorial Day at City Front. The orchestra was to have performed in Natchez from its stage, which is on a barge, but currents there were too swift. Warren Central students Aliesha Phillips, Trey Mathes, Caley Barela, Elizabeth Ogle and Della Loflin will travel to Austrialia as members of the Mississippi Lions All-State Band. Consultants hired to aid in the search for a new Vicksburg Warren School District superintendent reported to trustees on informal meetings with area residents. People want a “visible” superintendent who attends school events and projects a positive image. District 1 Supervisor David McDonald said tight financial times have derailed any notion of getting a new detention facility sited and built anytime soon. State regulators gave their blessing to the sale of Rainbow Casino. Its owner, Bally Technologies, will transfer operations to Isle of Capri for a reported $80 million. For now, the Rainbow name will be retained. In addition to the Rev. Watkins, deaths during the week included James White Jenkins Sr., Fannie Lois Rachal, Johnann M. Tidwell, Tony Lamar Collins Jr., Fannie B. Taylor, Lester Badeaux, Michael Brown, Susan Henderson Payne and Everett M. Ezell.


‘Fervor’ or not, Thompson wrote book on retail politics There was the “Massachusetts Miracle” that sent Republican Scott Brown into the U.S. Senate seat held by liberal lion Edward M. Kennedy. Then there were gubernatorial elections that ousted Democrats. Next came early primaries with grim news for incumbents without much regard to their political stripes, including the ouster of 30-year U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. Last week there was an election in President Barack Obama’s childhood district in Hawaii. It resulted in the election of Charles Djou to the U.S. House, making him only the third Republican ever dispatched to D.C. from America’s 50th state. This week, primary voters set the stage for the November elections to select four Mississippians to serve in the U.S. House in the 112th Congress, yet while the Constitution says electoral power is with the people, a more accurate statement might be that party committees pick most of the winners and losers well before voters cast their ballots. Anti-incumbent fervor or not, the strategic allocation of gobs of money that flow to and through party bank accounts makes the difference in many districts. The best friends of Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie C. Thompson, who has represented Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District since 1993, continue to be those who control Republican Party funds. From all appearances, they have again decided Thompson’s 23-county, mostly Delta district is not “in play” despite all the pro-conservative activity elsewhere. This is not a change of position for the GOP. The party hasn’t really backed any candidate who has challenged Thompson in well over a decade, even though the former Bolton mayor and Hinds County supervisor does have what would normally be considered vulnerabilities. For example, his own website lists only 19 legislative initiatives during this congressional session and many of them have been to name buildings. And despite his 17 years of pledging to bring about lasting improvements in his district — one of the poorest in the nation — statistical indicators on teen pregnancy, aid dependency, jobs, education quality, infant mor-



The best friends of Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie C. Thompson, who has represented Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District since 1993, continue to be those who control Republican Party funds.

tality and many others have steadily grown worse. There are other factors. Most of the money for his campaigns and for the PAC he controls comes from outside the district and he is a reliable “yes” on any party initiative, including cap and trade, which, if passed by the Senate, would cause his constituents’ fuel and power bills to soar. In the arena of scandal, Thompson was with Congressional Black Caucus members who participated in an illegally-funded “fact-finding mission” to the Caribbean. Thompson and most others on the junket had sufficient deniability about who paid the expenses to convince the House Ethics Committee to give them a pass. U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., wasn’t so lucky. Though Rangel, the trip organizer, said his staff may have known about the funding arrangements, he insisted he wasn’t told. Still, he’s had to temporarily step aside from his chairmanship of the

House Ways and Means Committee. Thompson reportedly remains under an ethics investigation in another matter. According to The Washington Post, eyebrows went up when the Homeland Security Committee, which Thompson chairs, held hearings on adding regulations to credit card company operations. The curiosity was because domestic commerce is not normally in the national security arena. Thompson’s response was that he wanted to learn more about identity theft, perhaps because terrorists sometimes use fake IDs. Anyway, as things unfolded, some of the companies donated to Thompson’s campaign fund and no legislation has been offered. The Post said a Thompson staffer — one of 10 who served only short stints with the chairman before leaving — reported what smelled like extortion and said she was fired for reporting her suspicions. As with Rangel, Thompson said he knew nothing about any of

this and the fact that no legislation followed the hearings and donations was purely coincidental. “We do hearings all the time,” he said. “Sometimes we are able to generate legislation earlier, and sometimes we have to (build) a public record.” And speaking of coincidence, Thompson also held hearings for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster housing contractors and in the ensuing weeks, two of the companies’ executives, their lobbyists and family members felt moved to help Thompson with reelection funds. Thompson won’t be challenged on these matters in his district and lack of funding for opponents is just one reason. Another is that Thompson excels in what’s called retail politics. Rep. Thompson’s constituents know him. If they have a difficulty with local, state or federal government, they know they can call him. He operates person-to-person, not speechto-speech. Perhaps this is why Republican donors and party officials have chosen not to fund a serious campaign. “Can’t win ’em all,” has been their posture to date, and that will likely continue through November. •

Charlie Mitchell is executive editor of The Vicksburg Post. Write to him at Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182, or e-mail cmitchell@

Voters increasingly aware Attack on visitors of real health reform costs LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

is a call to action I think the attack on our guests in our city is beyond atrocious. (The Vicksburg Post, May 24). To say that this is an “isolated incident” or was a “random attack” is no consolation to the injured lady. The thugs who behave in this manner do not deserve to be walking the streets of any city! It is very sad when people work all of their lives and save for retirement and travel to have an assault of any kind made on them by lowlifes who know nothing about working for a living, saving to buy anything or having any regard for another human being. Hopefully, more of a police presence in downtown Vicksburg will turn the tide and prevent further incidences of this nature against not only our visitors and guests in the city, but residents as well. Marie Renaud Vicksburg

Climb out of the pit I am so tired of being left out of the loop. The communists, crooks and community organizers in Washington don’t need me when they can ram legislation through Congress with a promise to fix it later. They don’t care whether I get it or not as long as they get what they want. I am so tired of being lied to by people with access to the press. The press lets politicians butter its bread. The press is vociferous. I mean that its voice carries much further than yours or mine. It carries the facts it decides to report. It spins those facts with words it chooses to use. And it makes the skeptical and critical out to be not only incorrect, but evil as well.

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

The parameters of public discussion used to be Standard English, rational and moral integrity, a firsthand knowledge of the issues and the best interests of our country. Now, most of those standards have been demonized as politically incorrect vestiges of white supremacy and oppression. We need to break free from the straitjacket of this propaganda. We need to climb out of the multicultural and socialist pit, which is being dug deeper every day as the umarked grave of what was once the greatest nation on Earth. And we need to do it now. Zip Ribar Long Beach

WASHINGTON — In closing the deal on health care reform, Democratic leaders assured wavering legislators that the plan would grow more popular with time as its benefits became clear. “We have to pass the bill,” argued House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, so that the public “can find out what is in it.” Presidential adviser David Axelrod predicted that Republicans would pay a political price for their opposition. “Let’s have that fight,” he said. “Make my day.” Consistent with this belief, the administration recently has been rolling out attractive elements of the law, including coverage for dependents up to age 26. But after a brief bump, support for Democratic health reform has declined. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 63 percent of voters support repeal of the law, the highest level since passage. A Kaiser Family Foundation health tracking poll shows erosion in the intensity of support. Last month, 23 percent of Americans held “very favorable” views of the law. This month, that figure is 14 percent, with most of the falloff coming among Democrats (Republicans and independents already being skeptical). On the theory that the distribution of lollipops usually doesn’t provoke riots of resentment, opposition to the health entitlement requires explanation. One cause is simply economic. At a time when Americans are focused on recovery and job creation — and how deficits and debt may eventually undermine both — the economic case for Democratic health reform has been weak, contrived, even deceptive. Recent events in Congress make the point. Two months after passing a law that supporters claimed would reduce federal deficits, largely through Medicare cuts, the House is moving toward a temporary “doctor fix” that would add tens of billions in Medicare costs. Even more expensive fixes are likely in the future. Congressional leaders knew this spending would be


In a failing corporation, this would be a scandal, investigated by Congress. In Congress, this is known as legislative strategy.


necessary when they passed health reform in March. Yet they didn’t include this liability in the law, in order to hide the overall cost of the entitlement. In a failing corporation, this would be a scandal, investigated by Congress. In Congress, this is known as legislative strategy. The economic arguments for reform — that it would reduce the deficit and health inflation — were questionable from the beginning. Now they have been revealed as absurd. There is a social justice case for expanding health coverage. But Americans have not found it credible that the creation of a massive new entitlement will somehow help the economy. There is, however, a deeper explanation for public skepticism about health reform. Since the New Deal, Democrats have viewed times of economic crisis as opportunities for government expansion. In the current case, government itself was implicated in the crisis. According to a poll by the Pew Research Center, public satisfaction with government plunged just as the financial collapse took place. Twenty-two percent of Americans report that they trust government all or most of the time — among the lowest levels in 50 years. One and a half years after a financial meltdown that some supposed would be a crisis for capitalism itself, 58 percent of Americans agree that “the government has gone too far in regulating business and interfering with the free enterprise system.” Favorable opinion of the Democratic Party — now firmly associated with the stimulus package, assorted bailouts and health reform — has fallen 21 points in one year.

In this ideological environment, the administration’s emphasis on publicizing the desirable details of the health law is beside the point. Americans are troubled with health reform, not because they lack knowledge of its provisions, but because they are uncomfortable with social democracy. When entitlements began in America, they were mainly focused on the elderly (through Social Security and Medicare) and the poor and disabled (through Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Medicaid). Benefits for the middle class were largely given through tax deductions for mortgage interest and the purchase of health coverage by businesses. America eventually retreated from some entitlement commitments to the poor because they involved a moral hazard — discouraging work and responsibility. Entitlements for the elderly have remained a strong, national consensus. But the idea of a middle-class entitlement to health care, achieved through an individual mandate, subsidies and aggressive insurance regulation, seems to change the nature of American society. Entitlements in the Obama era are no longer a decent provision for the vulnerable; they are intended for citizens at every stage of life. Americans resist taking this lollipop precisely because America is not Europe — which even Europe, it seems, can no longer afford to be. •

Michael Gerson writes for theWashington Post Writers Group. E-mail reaches him at


Sunday, May 30, 2010

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Thousands protest Arizona immigration law PHOENIX — Thousands of people from around the country marched to the Arizona state Capitol on Saturday to protest the state’s tough new crackdown on illegal immigration. Opponents of the law suspended their boycott against Arizona and bused in protesters from around the country. Organizers said the demonstration could bring in as many as 50,000 people. Supporters of the law expected to draw thousands to a rally of their own Saturday evening at a baseball stadium in suburban Tempe, encouraging like-minded Americans to “buycott” Arizona by planning vacations in the state. Critics of the law, set to take effect July 29, say it unfairly targets Hispanics and could lead to racial profiling. The law requires that police conducting traffic stops or questioning people about possible legal violations ask them about their immigration status if there is “reasonable suspicion” that they’re in the country illegally.


Thousands protest at a Phoenix immigration rally.

Jamaica police vow to nab reputed kingpin KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica’s top cop insisted security forces will capture a reputed underworld boss who escaped a bloody, four-day assault on his slum stronghold, while more people in the battle zone said innocents died during the fighting. Police Commissioner Owen Ellington said authorities

believe Christopher “Dudus” Coke, wanted by the U.S. on drugs and gun trafficking charges, is hiding somewhere on this tropical island of 2.6 million inhabitants. “We will catch him, we will execute that warrant, and he will face justice,” Ellington told reporters. He said the “best intelligence we have” indicates Coke remains in Jamaica. U.S. authorities say Coke has been trafficking cocaine to the streets of New York City since the mid-1990s. Speaking on condition of anonymity, a U.S. law enforcement official in New York said a lawyer for Coke has been in negotiations with the U.S. Justice Department about his client’s possible safe removal to New York to face charges.


to punish North Korea SEOGWIPO, South Korea — Pressure was rising on regional giant China to support efforts to punish North Korea over the sinking of a South Korean warship — the issue that was dominating a three-nation weekend summit. China showed no signs publicly Saturday of joining South Korea and Japan in rebuking Pyongyang, but Premier Wen Jiabao said he hoped their summit would help achieve peace. An international investigation concluded that a North Korean torpedo struck and sank the Cheonan in March, killing 46 sailors in the South’s worst military loss since the Korean War. North Korea has repeatedly denied responsibility.

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Celiac Disease Seminar Free Celiac disease is a chronic, lifelong condition caused by a reaction of the small intestinal tissue to gluten, which is present in lots of foods. The treatment for the disease is a gluten-free diet, which can be very difficult to follow and maintain. Baptist for Women will host a seminar with Gastroenterologist April Ulmer, MD, to provide information about the disease and related health problems. It’s also an opportunity for families and patients to exchange valuable information and experience with regards to maintaining a gluten free lifestyle. There will be other speakers as well. Join the celiac blog at http://msceliacconnection. and get connected to others battling this disease. Saturday, June 12, 9:00 a.m. – Noon Baptist for Women Conference Center

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Stroke and PFO If you’ve experienced a stroke related to a heart condition called patent foramen ovale (PFO), you may be taking blood thinners. In this seminar with cardiologist William H. Crowder, M.D., learn about a procedure to repair the PFO and end the need for thinning medications. Lunch provided. June 30, 11:45 a.m., Baptist Madison Campus, Community Room Regular Treatments for Irregular Beats If you have an irregular heart beat, or cardiac arrhythmia, you know that treatment may be range from medicine to a pacemaker. But do you know all the available options? Join J. Michael Bensler, MD, to find out how specialists in heart rhythm abnormalities treat this condition. July 13, 11:45 a.m., Baptist Madison Campus, Community Room

Longing for a Baby If you’ve been disappointed in trying to start your family, don’t give up hope. There are more options than ever before to help couples become parents. Join OB/GYN John Wooley, M.D., and reproductive endocrinologist John Isaacs, M.D., to learn about testing and treatments. July 20, 6:00 p.m., Baptist Madison Campus, Community Room Thyroid Screenings at Baptist Medical Clinic If you’re experiencing fatigue or swelling in the neck; a change in appetite or weight; a change in menstrual flow; a rapid or irregular heartbeat or slow heart rate; or bulging eyes, your thyroid may be to blame. A simple blood test can tell if it’s your thyroid. The Byram, Clinton, Dogwood and Madison locations of Baptist Medical Clinic | Family Medicine if offering $25 thyroid screenings every Friday in June by appointment only. No insurance or Medicare can be filed for this screening.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

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News is free, but delivery with answers must cost

Nearly a month has passed since The Vicksburg Post’s launch of the new website. The launch has been met with some excitement, some disappointment and a few of George Carlin’s favorite words. Still, though, confusion exists on several levels. Viewers who want to access the site — both pay and free content — must register. This is not unlike so many other sites other than newspapers. By registering, readers have access to the site’s free content, which includes obituaries, classified advertising and the My Community section, which is a valuable tool for anyone trying to organize a reunion, schedule youth ball practice or get reconnected with old friends. Premium access has a charge, but with that charge comes every piece of information The Vicksburg Post prints every day. The payment model for newspapers’ websites is still in its infancy, but more and more are heading that way. The New York Times — the Old Gray Lady — is beginning to offer a premium pay service. The Wall Street Journal is heading toward a pay model. Some Mississippi papers other than this one are implementing pay models as well. Many online readers responded to the pay model with shock, writing that the news should be free. Technically, the news is free. If a barge on the Mississippi River slams into the old bridge, those standing on the shoreline are watching news happen. But why did the boat slam the bridge? Who was captain of the boat? Who owned it? Will charges be filed? Those answers will not come from the captain getting on shore and announcing to whomever will listen as to what happens. Those questions are answered between officials and paid reporters, then constructed in a factual way for the readers. Can anyone imagine 100 years ago the paper boy standing on the street corner screaming “Extra! Extra! Read all about it,” only to give away copies of the paper to anyone who wants to read — for free? Whether the news is delivered electronically or with smudge-causing ink, the news has to be delivered. That delivery — from reporter, to editor, to press operator to website manager — costs money. The Vicksburg Post is not the first to move to a subscription-based website, and this newspaper will not be the last. The alternative might be no newspaper at all. •

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Robert Morali of Raymond, right, and UPS transportation manager Donny Gray chat on their way to the Jackson office.

Below, Morali in the cab of his UPS truck. Morali has driven more than five million miles wihout an accident.

5.2M wreck-free miles for Raymond driver UPS driver has traversed the Southeast for 39 years By The Associated Press RAYMOND — The figure even startled the man behind the wheel. In 39 years of driving two 28-foot tractor trailers on runs across the Southeast, 63-year-old Robert Morali of Raymond has logged 5.2 million miles. And without an accident. “I had no idea it was that many,” Morali said, shaking his head. “After they told me, I had to sit down. I was like ’Doggone, that is a lot of miles.”’ Morali has seen a lot of highway stripes go by. Out of 102,000 UPS drivers worldwide, Morali is one of 60 to drive 39 years without an accident. “Reaching 5 million miles is extremely rare,” said Brad Stotler, media relations manager for the American Trucking Association. “In the last five years, we’ve heard of only two or three drivers doing it.” “In the public, if someone goes five or 10 years without an accident it’s a pretty good accomplishment,” said Dan McMackin, spokesman for UPS in Atlanta. “Traffic has become more intense than ever. And distracted driving — cell phones, texting — has made it even tougher on our nation’s highways. When you think of what Robert has done in that environment, it’s absolutely astonishing.” For the skeptics, grab a pencil or calculator: Morali’s current run is roundtrip from

Jackson to Heflin, Ala., near the Georgia line. The trip is 630 miles. He drives it five days a week, or 3,150 miles. Multiply that by 45 weeks (he has seven weeks’ vacation) and that comes to 141,750 miles annually. Then multiply that by 39 years and that comes to 5.5 million miles. A few sick days through the years — such as when he had heart stints inserted in 1996 and 1997 — have knocked him down to 5.2 million. (2 of 3) That number is growing daily. Morali gets up at midnight, arrives at the UPS center in Jackson at 1 a.m. and is on the road by 1:30. He makes one brief stop, at the Love Truck Stop in Toomsuba, on the way over. He arrives in Heflin around 6:30 a.m., and by 7 he is on his way back to Jackson. He usually pulls in around noon. He sleeps from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., gets up to eat supper and spend 30 minutes on a treadmill, then goes to bed until midnight. He is off every Saturday and Sunday. Not once does Morali use the word “lucky” when talking about driving 39 years without an accident. “We are so well trained, and we are constantly reminded of the five ’seeing habits’ that we go by every day,” he said. “We’re checking our mirrors every two seconds. It has become a habit. If you know your surroundings and give yourself plenty of cushion from the driver ahead of you, your chances of having an acci-

dent are greatly reduced. “Plus, I never leave this place without saying a prayer. I ask that I not injure anyone and that I not be injured. If there is such a thing, that’s my good luck charm.” “I love my job. I wonder how many people truly love what they do? Maybe three out of 10? When I’m on vacation, I start missing it. And driving my pickup ... it wears me out. But when I’m in that (UPS) truck, I’m excited, I’m locked in. It’s just different.” Morali has made a good living. “The average UPS driver makes around $70,000 a year,” McMackin said. Morali earns considerably more. He has worked for every penny, beginning at age 11 when he delivered groceries on foot for a store in his hometown of Pass Christian. At 13, he began staying after closing time to mop the floor

for extra money. He and Carol married in 1968 and lost everything when Hurricane Camille ravaged the Gulf Coast a year later. “The only thing I found was the stock of my daddy’s old .22 rifle,” he said. They moved to Jackson. Morali worked for American Can for a few months, then for Ryder Truck Rental. “A friend of mine asked me if I was looking for a better job and told me that UPS was hiring drivers,” he said. He started driving in 1971. The Moralis’ oldest son, Bobby, is 42, lives in Gluckstadt and also drives for UPS in its freight division. Their youngest, Jay, is 40 and works for a pharmaceutical company in Baltimore. Robert Morali has retirement in his sights. “Maybe in October, when I turn 64, or next year when I would have 40 years in with the company.”

BELLE CHASE, La. — Things were a bit on the glum side Saturday at the Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival. His voice shaking, one of the organizers told newly crowned seafood queen Alexandria Belair how much they were counting on her to be an ambassador for the parish seafood industry. The shrimpers of Plaquemines Parish are not fishing these days. Many boats lie tied up at marinas as nearby fishing grounds are closed because of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. There is fresh Gulf seafood available. It’s caught in the clean waters off Acadiana and closer to Texas, where the oil hasn’t reached, and it’s being inspected to ensure it’s safe. Only 30 percent of the Gulf has been closed to fishing, and even there it’s only a precaution — not a sign of contamination, said Ewell Smith, executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board. “We have plenty of the world’s greatest seafood,” Smith said. “The problem is people think there is none, or if there is it’s contaminated. We are working hard to dispel that image, but it’s still out there.” Just as the constant news of destruction after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, so the stories on the massive oil spill being seen around the world are tainting the image of Gulf Coast seafood. “It’s very serious, very dangerous,” said John Besh, a cookbook author and one of New Orleans’ most celebrated chefs. “This is a way of life for us. It supports whole villages, whole parishes, a big chunk of the state, and rumors that it’s unsafe or not good may do far more harm than the spill.” On Saturday, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and other state agencies sent BP a detailed proposal for a 20-year plan to safeguard the industry which generates $4 billion annually. They also asked BP for $457 million to implement the 20-year program. “As the oil spill has impacted our coastal areas, and as BP has utilized efforts to disperse the oil, the state has taken several steps to both ensure the safety of the product and instill a sense of confidence among consumers in the safety of the product,” the press release read.

Police arrest 19, serve 18 warrants during Click It or Ticket campaign Vicksburg Police made 19 misdemeanor arrests and served 18 outstanding warrants on Friday evening as the department wrapped up its two-day Click It or Ticket roadblock campaign, said Chief Walter Armstrong. “Most of those 19 put in jail were for DUI, suspended license, no license, no seatbelt and things like that,”


from staff reports said Armstrong. “It was very successful. We have a lot of people coming through town this weekend, and we’re just basically trying to be safe, buckle up and refrain from using drugs and alcohol if they’re going to be on the roads.”

Roadblocks at various locations throughout the city were set up Thursday and Friday. While Armstrong did not have an exact tally of arrests made Thursday, he said it was similar to the number made Friday. Because it accepts certain federal grants, the Vicksburg department is required

to participate in the nationwide campaign and officers are paid for conducting the roadblocks via grant funds. Similar campaigns take place during other holiday weekends throughout the year, including the July 4 and New Year’s Eve. “Our next roadblock will be coming in June,” Armstrong said.

Jackson man jailed on forgery charges A Jackson man was in the Warren County Jail Saturday charged with two counts of uttering a forgery. Terrell M. Orey, 27, 1160 Woodvelley Drive, was jailed by Vicksburg police around noon Saturday. Bond was set at $10,000.


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A view from the top Historic photos taken in and around Vicksburg are featured on Sundays in The Vicksburg Post. Many of the photos are from the J. Mack Moore Collection at the Old Court House Museum. Though not all photos were taken by Mr. Moore, they are part of

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Conservative activist’s cell phone video deleted NEW ORLEANS — Conservative activist-videographer James O’Keefe said video he shot of conversations with staffers of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was deleted when his cell phone was returned after he and three others pleaded guilty to charges in a caper he orchestrated at the Democrat’s New Orleans office. A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office said Saturday that U.S. Magistrate Daniel Knowles III ordered the footage removed. O’Keefe made the claim Friday in a posting on his Twitter social networking site. O’Keefe, 25, and the others pleaded guilty on Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of entering federal property under false pretenses. They were sentenced by Knowles. They were sentenced to probation, community service and fines.

Minn. firm buys Miss. pulp recycler NATCHEZ, Miss. — A U.S. Bankruptcy Court has approved the $8.2 million sale of pulp recycler Mississippi River Corp. to a Minnesota firm that registered Monday with the Mississippi Secretary of State. The Natchez Democrat reports that the buyer, Mississippi River Pulp LLC, has



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Ultralight crashes in median, killing pilot FENTON, La. — Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff Ricky Edwards says an ultralight plane flew into some high power lines and crashed near Fenton, killing the pilot. He says the pilot was 56-year-old Richard A. Martin of Orange, Texas, a member of the Southwest Louisiana Ultralight Club. He says it apparently headed north from an air strip on Frontage Road at Interstate 10 and Louisiana Highway 165. He says witnesses told deputies it hit the power line and went straight down.

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Alliant Techsystems cancels plant in Miss. IUKA, Miss. — The Mississippi Development Authority says a Minneapolis-based company has canceled plans to add 600 jobs in Tishomingo County, and has repaid $30 million in state incentive payments. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported Saturday that Alliant Techsystems Inc. cited the economic downturn and a need to consolidate work on Airbus

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Continued from Page A1. tive newcomers by comparison to most who annually converge at the Old Court House Museum to harmonize together. “I’ve been singing this stuff for 60-plus years, literally my whole life,” said John Merritt of Oxford, who annually helps organize the Vicksburg gathering. “Most of the folks here are like me; they learned these songs from their parents, grew up singing them and have just kept with it.” Although a number of locals and tourists filtered in and out of the historic courtroom on Saturday to have a listen, there is no applause after the group finishes a song. Instead, a new singer is chosen to lead the group, who are seated in a square facing one another; tenors across from the altos and basses across from the trebles. The new singer then selects the next song, calls out the page number and begins directing the singers from the center of their square with the soft wave of a hand. Standing in the center of the Sacred Harp singers as they reach a crescendo is an aural experience like none other. As the individual singers’ voices rise above the group and then recede back into the choir over and over, the waves of sound — some raw and wailing; some sparse and somber — become collectively hypnotizing. The reason for the almost indescribable sound of Sacred Harp singing is quite technical. Its uniqueness lies in its distinctness as a form of “shape note singing.” In the four-shape note Sacred Harp system, each of the four shapes is connected to a particular syllable: fa, sol, la and mi. The shapes help the singers identify the notes on the musical scale, and even though only four

Oil Continued from Page A1. Fishermen complain there’s no end in sight to the catastrophe that’s keeping their boats idle. News that the top kill fell short drew a sharply worded response from President Barack Obama, a day after he visited the Gulf Coast to see the damage firsthand. “It is as enraging as it is heartbreaking, and we will not relent until this leak is contained, until the waters and shores are cleaned up, and until the people unjustly victimized by this manmade disaster are made whole,” Obama said Saturday. In the days after the spill, BP was unable to use robot submarines to close valves on the massive blowout preventer atop the damaged well, then two weeks later ice-like crystals clogged a 100-ton box the company tried placing over the leak. Earlier this week, engineers removed a mile-long siphon


are used, the singers are able to cover the full scale because most of the shapes cover two distinct notes. Because the shapes and notes designate the musical scale by degrees only, pitch is not absolute in the singing, which also accounts for the unique sound. “There are a lot of levels you can connect on,” Bill Beverly said. “There are a number of people in this room who regard this as worship.” Other Sacred Harp singers are drawn to the communal bond between the participants — many of whom have formed long-distance friendships through the years after meeting up again and again at events such as the one in Vicksburg this weekend. Others still are attracted to the history surrounding Sacred Harp singing and the ritual behind it. “The tradition goes back hundreds and hundreds of years, all the way to Elizabethan England in the 18th century,” Merritt said. “Shakespeare wrote about sacred singing in four notes, which is what we still do today.” When “The Sacred Harp” was first published in 1844, it was just one of more than 100 hymn books published in the United States. The book has been continuously updated ever since, and a number of different editions are used by Sacred Harp singers today. In most editions, more than 500 a cappella hymns, odes, and anthems are included. “One ironic thing about most of this poetry, as I consider it, is it’s very gloomy stuff, yet most of the melodies are quite joyful and everyone singing here is joyful, too,” Bill Beverly said. Singing schools and shapenote singing flourished in the early 19th century as a popular form of recreation in the expanding southern

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STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; lows in the mid 60s

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A copy of “The Sacred Harp” rests on a chair during the Sacred Harp singing at the Old Court House Museum on Saturday. and western frontiers of the United States. However, the distinct style of shape-note singing began to be discredited as in the 1820s as European-influenced reformers began introducing church music composed with the kind of straight-forward harmonizing heard in most Christian churches today. “It wasn’t the lyrics of the songs they didn’t like or anything like that, it was strictly the sound; the way

Engineers attempted to stop the leaking well in the Gulf by performing a “top kill” Wednesday. performing a “top kill” Wednesday.

the songs were being sung. It was pretty much chased into the mountains of Georgia and Alabama, which remain the real hotbeds of Sacred Harp singing to this day,” Bill Beverly said. “It was slowly dying out until about 25 or 30 years ago when a lot of northerners like myself discovered it and began bringing it back.” Today, a number of states hold annual Sacred Harp singing conventions that

draw in hundreds. Hundreds of smaller events like the Holt Collier Mississippi Bear Hunt Memorial Singing take place across the country, and many individual singers also host events at their homes. The non-profit Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association began a summer Sacred Harp singing camp in 2003, and annually circulates its directory to 2,800 singers across the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 89º Low/past 24 hours............... 71º Average temperature......... 80º Normal this date................... 76º Record low..............50º in 1984 Record high............97º in 1977 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..............2.70 inches Total/year.............. 17.34 inches Normal/month......4.25 inches Normal/year........ 26.27 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active............................ 7:40 A.M. Most active................. 1:27 P.M. Active............................. 8:06 P.M. Most active.................. 1:53 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:03 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:03 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 5:58

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U.S.: Fight for Kandahar will be like no other WASHINGTON (AP) — In the make-or-break struggle for Kandahar, birthplace of Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency, U.S. commanders will try to pull off the military equivalent of brain surgery: defeating the militants with minimal use of force. The goal of U.S.-led NATO forces will be to avoid inspiring support for the Taliban even as the coalition tries to root them out when the Kandahar operation begins in earnest next month. The ancient silk road city — a dust-covered, impoverished jumble of one- and twostory concrete and mud brick — may not look like much of a prize. But Kandahar, with a population of more than a million, was once the Taliban’s informal capital and an al-Qaida stronghold. It has served for centuries as a smuggler’s crossroads and trading hub linking southern Afghanistan to the Indian subcontinent. President Barack Obama’s counterinsurgency strategy focuses on protecting population centers such as Kandahar from Taliban predation, with the hope of building support for the center government in Kabul.

The goal of U.S.-led NATO forces will be to avoid inspiring support for the Taliban even as the coalition tries to root them out when the Kandahar operation begins in earnest next month. The Taliban are embedded in the local population, raising the risk of civilian casualties in major clashes. Neither are the Taliban regarded as an alien force. For many in Kandahar, they are neighbors, friends and relatives. Haji Raaz Mohammad, a 48-year-old farmer from Kandahar, said he has never understood why the U.S. is trying to drive out the militants. “I don’t know why they are doing it,” he said. “The Taliban are not outsiders. They are our own people.” Because the task in Kandahar is so delicate, U.S. commanders talk about squeezing rather than driving out the Taliban. The military has struggled to come up with a description of the upcoming fight, avoiding terms like campaign, operation and battle because those words and others have annoyed Afghan President Hamid Karzai. So the U.S. is calling it “Hamkari Baraye Kandahar,” which

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translates as “Cooperation for Kandahar.” Karzai simply calls it a “process.” U.S. military leaders say that unless it succeeds, the rest of the plan for pacifying Afghanistan is hollow. Kandahar is not under direct Taliban control, but there is partial and ever-shifting Taliban influence. The insurgents’ authority overlaps with that of local criminal gangs, warlords, shakedown artists and drug operators. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said that a traditional offensive in Kandahar inevitably would cause civilian casualties and damage property, winning propaganda points for the insurgents. “This is not Fallujah,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has said. That’s a reference to the city in western Iraq, which in 2004 saw the most intense urban combat undertaken by the U.S. mili-

tary since Vietnam. Whatever the U.S. and NATO are planning for Kandahar, the Taliban seem likely to put up stiff resistance. In the past two weeks, insurgents have launched two bold assaults on the largest U.S. and NATO military bases in Afghanistan, including the sprawling, fortified Kandahar airfield. Both attacks were quickly repelled, but demonstrated the militants can strike even foreign military bastions at will.

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Southern Miss slowed down Conference USA’s juggernaut and sped off with the league championship. The Golden Eagles scored four runs in the top of the first inning, and Todd McInnis and Scott Copeland kept Rice’s high-octane offense in check long enough to scratch out a 7-4 victory in the C-USA Tournament championship game Saturday night. The Golden Eagles (35-22) avenged a loss to Rice (38-21) in last season’s C-USA final and earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Tour-


college baseball nament — their eighth in a row. It is USM’s second C-USA title overall and first since 2003. Rice had Scott crushed its Copeland first three tournament opponents by a total of 53-6. It had scored at least 11 runs in all three games, but couldn’t do much against the effective tag team

of McInnis and Copeland. McInnis gave up four runs on 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings. Three runs came in the fifth inning, when Michael Ratterree hit a two-run double and scored on Jimmy Comerota’s single to cut USM’s lead to 5-4. After McInnis walked Michael Fuda to put runners at first and second, Copeland came on in relief and slammed the door. He struck out Steven Sultzbaugh to get out of the jam, then threw four more scoreless innings to earn the victory. Copeland, who went eight innings and thew 106 pitches

in USM’s tournament opener on Wednesday, allowed no runs, no hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out three and improved to 10-0 on the season. After the Golden Eagles jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first, B.A. Vollmuth hit a solo homer to lead off the fifth for what turned out to be the winning run. Taylor Walker’s RBI single in the sixth and an unearned run in the seventh padded the lead. Vollmuth, Walker and Copeland were named to the all-tournament team. Copeland was selected tournament MVP.

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Porters Chapel center fielder started and went 1-for3 with an RBI single and a stolen base, helping the South beat the North 7-3 in Saturday’s MAIS Class A baseball allstar game.


Petal knocks off Madison for 6A title

Petal didn’t blow its second chance at a state championship. The Panthers jumped on Madison Central for four runs in the first inning, then blew the game open with eight runs in the third and went on to beat the Jaguars 15-7 in Game 3 of the Class 6A championship series at Trustmark Park. Petal (30-4) won its fifth state championship overall, but first since 1999. Madison Central (31-4) concluded a tough championship series. It lost Game 1, 2-1, then had to rally from five runs down in Game 2 to win 6-5 and force a deciding game. In Game 3, Petal pounced early and never let up. The Panthers knocked out Madison ace L.J. Hollins in the second inning. A threerun double by Brandon Smith and an RBI single by Jacoby Langley in the first gave them a 4-1 lead. In the top of the third, Taylor Byrd’s two-run triple and three RBI singles led to the eight-run rally that made it 12-1. Madison cut it to 12-7 in the fifth inning on Spencer Turnbull’s two-run single, but Petal put the game away with a run in the sixth and two in the seventh.


Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-3-2 La. Pick 4: 3-7-1-0 Because of technical difficulties at Louisiana Lottery headquarters, Saturday’s results were not available. They will appear in Sunday’s editions. Saturday’s Powerball numbers were 1-3-24-2841. The powerball was 10 and the power play was 4.

The associated press

LSU’s Ben Alsup pitches against Ole Miss during Saturday’s Southeastern Conference tournament game. Alsup threw

seven shutout innings as LSU won 8-0 and advanced to today’s championship game against Alabama.

LSU cruises past Ole Miss, into SEC final By The Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. — Ben Alsup tossed a one-hitter to lead LSU back into the Southeastern Conference championship game with an 8-0 victory over Ole Miss on Saturday. Making just his second start of the season, Alsup (4-0) struck out seven and walked two in a game that was delayed 90 minutes and shortened to seven innings because of rain. He faced only two batters over the minimum thanks to a double play, and the hit he gave up was an infield single that trickled off his glove in a reflexive stab that might have kept second baseman Tyler Hanover from turning

On TV 1 p.m. ESPN2 LSU vs. Alabama it into an out. “If I let that ball go, I have full confidence in Tyler making that play,” Alsup said. It was one of his only regrets on the day. Blake Dean homered and drove in three runs for the Tigers (39-20), who move on to face fellow tourney unbeaten Alabama for the title today. The defending national champions have won the past two SEC tournaments but squeaked into the field as the No. 8 seed after late-season struggles.

The Tigers have won 12 of their last 13 SEC tournament games and are seeking their ninth title. Ole Miss (38-22) went 2-2 in the tournament after ending the regular season on a fivegame skid, but fizzled at the end. The Rebels had to beat the Tigers twice to move on to the final but gave up three runs in the first three innings of the opener and never rebounded. “I thought they were tremendous today and just totally outplayed us in every phase of the game,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. Ole Miss played until the late evening on Friday before beating Auburn in 10 innings and nearly 4 hours, but Bianco wasn’t prepared

to blame his team’s play on a quick turnaround. “I was disappointed with our energy,” he said. “I don’t have an answer but they had a lot more energy than we did and played better than we did.” Alsup didn’t give up a hit until Matt Smith led off the fifth with a grounder up the middle. He then set down the side with two strikeouts and a flyout. “I thought he was absolutely marvelous,” LSU coach Paul Mainieri said. “He was in complete control and he was fearless out there.” Added Ole Miss’ Smith: “He got ahead the majority of the time and was just mixing it See LSU, Page B4.

Crimson Tide rolls over Florida By The Associated Press HOOVER, Ala. — Adam Morgan scattered six hits in a seven-inning game and Alabama beat Florida 5-2 on Saturday to advance to the Southeastern Conference title game. The Tide (37-21), which has won eight straight games, will face eighth-seeded LSU today for the tournament championship in a matchup of the bottom two seeds. Both have skated through without a loss largely with strong starting pitching. Morgan (6-4) kept that

going, striking out five and walking none. Tide pitchers haven’t issued a walk in 24 innings of tournament play. “Adam Morgan was outstanding. He pitched ahead of the count, didn’t walk anybody and we had too many fly outs,” Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “You have to give credit to him; he pitched up and down the zone which was very effective. If he pitches like that next weekend, whoever plays them will have lots of trouble. He was outstanding.” The Gators (42-15) are still expected to host a regional

and be a top seed. “We are going to take this, keep working hard and prepare for next weekend,” Florida second baseman Josh Adams said. Sunday’s championship game will mark the first time a No. 7 and 8 seed have met for the SEC tournament title. Alabama will be playing in its ninth SEC championship game and is 7-1 in its previous appearances. The Saturday games were shortened to seven innings because of rain, but the weather was clear and sunny for much of the day’s finale.

Alabama’s Adam Morgan, right, celebrates with catcher Brock Bennett after beating Florida 5-2 in the SEC Tournament on Saturday.


Halladay pitches perfecto By The Associated Press MIAMI — Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay threw the 20th perfect game in major league history, delivering the marquee performance of his All-Star career in a 1-0 win over the Florida Marlins on Saturday night. It was the second perfect game in the majors this month alone. Unheralded Roy Dallas Halladay Braden did it for Oakland against Tampa Bay on May 9. It’s the first time in the modern era that there were a pair of perfectos in the same season. Colorado’s Ubaldo Jimenez threw a no-hitter, too, in April. Halladay struck out 11, then got pinch-hitter Ronny Paulino to ground out to end it, and was cheered by a crowd of 25,086 throughout much of the night. “I don’t know what to say,” Halladay said. “Early in my bullpen I was hitting spots more than I have been. I felt like I just carried that out there.” While there were a couple of good plays behind him — shortstop Wilson Valdez went deep into the hole for a grounder, backup third baseman Juan Castro went to his knees for another — Halladay didn’t need any great defensive work in this gem. The 33-year-old righty known as Doc was a veritable one-man show. “It’s never something that you think is possible,” Halladay said. “Really, once I got the two outs, I felt like I had a chance. You’re always aware of it. It’s not something that you expect.” Always stoic on the mound, Halladay (7-3) broke into a big smile as his teammates rushed in to congratulate him. “That’s a big emotion for him,” Phillies left-hander Jamie Moyer said, laughing in the clubhouse. “It’s fun to watch.” When it was over, the Phillies mobbed Halladay, surrounding him in a circle as stadium workers immediately ran out to sweep the mound and plate area. The Marlins said they would give Halladay the pitching rubber as a souvenir, leading to a slightly surreal scene. The lights at Sun Life Stadium went out and fireworks began exploding two minutes after the game ended, with the field crew preparing for a postgame concert behind second base. Working in the dark, four men went to work on the mound, digging up the slab where Halladay made history. “You’ve got to take your hat off to Doc,” Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “That’s why he is who he is. That’s what they got him for.”


Sunday, May 30, 2010

on tv


AUTO RACING 6:30 a.m. Speed - Formula One, Turkish Grand Prix, at Istanbul Noon ABC - IRL, Indianapolis 500 4 p.m. Fox - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Coca-Cola 600, at Concord, N.C. COLLEGE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 - SEC Tournament, championship, LSU vs. Alabama COLLEGE SOFTBALL Noon ESPN - Division I, super regionals, Oregon at Missouri MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. WGN - Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay 12:30 p.m. FSN - Pittsburgh at Atlanta 1:15 p.m. TBS - St. Louis at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Texas at Minnesota GOLF 8 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Madrid Masters, final round, at Madrid Noon TGC - PGA Tour, Crowne Plaza Invitational, final round, at Fort Worth, Texas 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, Crowne Plaza Invitational, final round, at Fort Worth, Texas 2 p.m. NBC - PGA of America, Senior PGA Championship, final round, at Parker, Colo. TENNIS 11 a.m. NBC - French Open (tape)




from staff & AP reports

Baseball Indians pitcher OK after shot to head NEW YORK — Cleveland Indians pitcher David Huff was back with the team only a few hours after he was hit above the left ear by Alex Rodriguez’s line drive Saturday and carted off the field. Huff was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan for a CT scan, which was negative. The Indians said the 25-year-old lefthander never lost consciousness or experienced memory loss. “He’s doing well, we’ll find out more tomorrow,” Indians manager Manny Acta said after the team rallied from a big deficit for a 13-11 victory. “He did not have any concussive symptoms right now.” Huff returned to Yankee Stadium by the ninth inning, saw a couple of teammates, showered and took the team bus with his brother, Tim, and their parents. He received a phone call from Rodriguez, who was going to the hospital after the game but was told to turn around after Huff was discharged.

Golf Davis, Molder lead the Colonial FORT WORTH, Texas — Brian Davis had his second consecutive 65 on Saturday while Bryce Molder shot 67, putting them both at 16 under entering the final round at the Colonial. Both players are seeking their first PGA Tour win, along with the champion’s plaid jacket and a check of more than $1 million. Kenny Perry’s tournament-record mark of 19 under, which he set when winning in 2003 and 2005, could be in serious jeopardy. The next-best score for a Colonial was 17 under by three players last year, when Steve Stricker won a two-hole playoff. There are 17 players at 11 under or better going into the final round. Zach Johnson (64) was a stroke behind the leaders. Ben Crane (64) joined first-round co-leaders Jeff Overton (66) and Jason Bohn (68) in a tie for fourth at 14 under.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 30 1911 — Ray Harroun wins the first Indianapolis 500 in 6 hours, 42 minutes, 8 seconds with an average speed of 74.59 mph. 1912 — Joe Dawson wins the second Indianapolis 500 in 6:21:06. Ralph Mulford is told he has to complete the race for 10th-place money. It takes him 8:53 as he makes several stops for fried chicken. The finishing rule is changed the next year. 1955 — Bob Sweikert, an Indianapolis native, wins the Indianapolis 500. Bill Vukovich, seeking his third consecutive victory, is killed in a four-car crash on the 56th lap. 2009 — Travis Tucker hits an RBI single with one out in the top of the 25th inning to give Texas a 3-2 victory over Boston College in the longest baseball game in NCAA history.

American League East Division

W Tampa Bay....................34 New York.......................29 Toronto..........................29 Boston...........................28 Baltimore.......................15

L 16 20 22 23 35

Central Division

W Minnesota......................29 Detroit............................25 Chicago.........................21 Kansas City...................21 Cleveland.......................18

L 20 23 28 29 29

Pct .680 .592 .569 .549 .300

GB — 4 1/2 5 1/2 6 1/2 19

Pct .592 .521 .429 .420 .383

GB — 3 1/2 8 8 1/2 10

West Division

W L Pct GB Oakland.........................27 23 .540 — Texas.............................26 23 .531 1/2 Los Angeles..................24 27 .471 3 1/2 Seattle...........................19 29 .396 7 Saturday’s Games Cleveland 13, N.Y. Yankees 11 Toronto 5, Baltimore 2 L.A. Angels 5, Seattle 1, 10 innings Minnesota 8, Texas 3 Oakland 6, Detroit 0 Tampa Bay 8, Chicago White Sox 5 Boston 1, Kansas City 0 Today’s Games Cleveland (Masterson 0-5) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 5-2), 12:05 p.m. Oakland (Braden 4-4) at Detroit (Scherzer 1-4), 12:05 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 3-4) at Toronto (R.Romero 4-2), 12:07 p.m. Kansas City (Chen 1-0) at Boston (Lester 5-2), 12:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 3-4) at Tampa Bay (J.Shields 5-2), 12:40 p.m. Seattle (Snell 0-3) at L.A. Angels (J.Saunders 3-6), 2:35 p.m. Texas (Holland 2-0) at Minnesota (S.Baker 4-4), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. Oakland at Detroit, 12:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. ———

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................28 Atlanta...........................27 New York.......................25 Washington....................25 Florida............................24

L 20 22 25 25 26

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................30 St. Louis........................28 Chicago.........................24 Milwaukee......................21 Pittsburgh......................20 Houston.........................16

L 20 22 26 28 30 33

Pct .583 .551 .500 .500 .480

GB — 1 1/2 4 4 5

Pct GB .600 — .560 2 .480 6 .429 8 1/2 .400 10 .327 13 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................29 20 .592 — Los Angeles..................27 22 .551 2 San Francisco...............26 22 .542 2 1/2 Colorado........................26 23 .531 3 Arizona..........................20 30 .400 9 1/2 Friday’s Late Games Atlanta 7, Pittsburgh 3 L.A. Dodgers 5, Colorado 4 Washington 5, San Diego 3 San Francisco 5, Arizona 0 Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis 0 Cincinnati 12, Houston 2 Milwaukee 8, N.Y. Mets 6 Philadelphia 1, Florida 0 Atlanta 6, Pittsburgh 3 Colorado 11, L.A. Dodgers 3 San Diego 4, Washington 2 San Francisco 12, Arizona 1 Today’s Games Houston (F.Paulino 0-7) at Cincinnati (Leake 4-0), 12:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Moyer 5-4) at Florida (Ani.Sanchez 4-2), 12:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Maholm 3-4) at Atlanta (Kawakami 0-7), 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 1-0) at Milwaukee (Wolf 4-4), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 6-3) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 3-4), 1:20 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 4-3) at Colorado (J.Chacin 3-2), 2:10 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-3) at San Francisco (Wellemeyer 3-4), 3:05 p.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 4-3) at San Diego (Garland 6-2), 3:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Philadelphia at Atlanta, 12:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Florida, 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. Washington at Houston, 1:05 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 3:15 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Diego, 9:05 p.m.


Pittsburgh Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi AMcCt cf 3 1 1 1 Prado 2b 4 1 2 3 NWalkr 2b 3 0 2 0 Heywrd rf 5 1 2 1 AnLRc 3b 3 0 0 0 C.Jones 3b 2 1 1 0 GJones rf 4 0 0 0 Glaus 1b 3 0 1 2 Doumit c 4 0 1 0 YEscor ss 4 0 0 0 Crosby 1b 4 0 1 0 MeCarr lf 4 1 1 0 Milledg lf 4 1 1 0 D.Ross c 3 1 1 0 Cedeno ss 3 1 2 0 McLoth cf 3 0 1 0 Burres p 2 0 1 2 Medlen p 2 0 0 0 JaLopz p 0 0 0 0 Infante ph 1 0 0 0 DlwYn ph 1 0 0 0 Moylan p 0 0 0 0 Donnlly p 0 0 0 0 Saito p 0 0 0 0 Meek p 0 0 0 0 Hinske ph 0 1 0 0 Wagner p 0 0 0 0 Totals 31 3 9 3 Totals 31 6 9 6 Pittsburgh.................................001 200 000 — 3 Atlanta......................................100 021 02x — 6 DP—Atlanta 3. LOB—Pittsburgh 4, Atlanta 8. 2B—N.Walker (4), Cedeno (8), Prado (15), Heyward (10), Glaus (4). 3B—Burres (1). HR—A. McCutchen (6), Heyward (10). SB—C.Jones (3), McLouth (3). S—An.LaRoche, D.Ross. SF—Prado. IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Burres L,2-3 5 7 4 4 3 2 Ja.Lopez 1 0 0 0 0 0 Donnelly 1 2-3 1 2 2 1 2 Meek 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 Atlanta Medlen W,2-1 6 9 3 3 2 4 Moylan H,8 1 0 0 0 0 2 Saito H,5 1 0 0 0 0 2 Wagner S,6-8 1 0 0 0 0 2 Burres pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. HBP—by Ja.Lopez (McLouth). WP—Ja.Lopez 2, Medlen. Umpires—Home, Chris Guccione; First, Brian O’Nora; Second, Scott Barry; Third, Phil Cuzzi. T—2:50 (Rain delay: 0:24). A—29,134 (49,743).

Perfect Games By The Associated Press Perfect games thrown in major league baseball history: Roy Halladay, Philadelphia at Florida, 1-0, May 29, 2010. Dallas Braden, Oakland vs. Tampa Bay, 4-0, May 9, 2010. Mark Buehrle, Chicago (AL) vs. Tampa Bay, 5-0, July 23, 2009.

The Vicksburg Post

Randy Johnson, Arizona at Atlanta (NL), 2-0, May 18, 2004. David Cone, New York (AL) vs. Montreal, 6-0, July 18, 1999. David Wells, New York (AL) vs. Minnesota, 4-0, May 17, 1998. Kenny Rogers, Texas vs. California (AL), 4-0, July 28, 1994. Dennis Martinez, Montreal at Los Angeles (NL), 2-0, July 28, 1991. Tom Browning, Cincinnati vs. Los Angeles (NL), 1-0, Sept. 16, 1988. Mike Witt, California at Texas (AL), 1-0, Sept. 30, 1984. Len Barker, Cleveland vs. Toronto (AL), 3-0, May 15, 1981. Catfish Hunter, Oakland vs. Minnesota (AL), 4-0, May 8, 1968. Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles vs. Chicago (NL), 1-0, Sept. 9, 1965. Jim Bunning, Philadelphia at New York (NL), 6-0, June 21, 1964. x-Don Larsen, New York (AL) vs. Brooklyn (NL), 2-0, Oct. 8, 1956. Charles Robertson, Chicago at Detroit (AL), 2-0, April 30, 1922. Addie Joss, Cleveland vs. Chicago (AL), 1-0, Oct. 2, 1908. Cy Young, Boston vs. Philadelphia (AL), 3-0, May 5, 1904. x-World Series Prior to modern era John Richmond, Worcester vs. Cleveland (NL), 1-0, June 12, 1880. John Ward, Providence vs. Buffalo (NL), 5-0, June 17, 1880. Unofficial perfect games y-Ernie Shore, Boston vs. Washington (AL), 4-0, June 23, 1917. z-Harvey Haddix, Pittsburgh vs. Milwaukee (NL), 0-1, 13 innings, May 26, 1959. a-Pedro Martinez, Montreal at San Diego, June 3, 1995, 1-0, 10 innings. y-Entered game after starter Babe Ruth walked Ray Morgan and, following an argument, was ejected by umpire Brick Owens. Morgan was caught stealing and Shore retired the remaining 26 batters. z-Pitched 12 perfect innings, lost in 13th on an error, sacrifice bunt, walk and double. a-Pitched 9 perfect innings, allowed leadoff double in 10th and was replaced by Mel Rojas, who finished one-hitter in 1-0 win.

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Tennessee (Cubs).........29 West Tenn (Mariners)...25 Huntsville (Brewers)......23 Carolina (Reds).............23 Chattanooga (Dodgers).21

L 20 23 26 26 28

Pct. .592 .521 .469 .469 .429

GB — 3 6 6 8

W L Pct. Jacksonville (Marlins)....30 18 .625 Montgomery (Rays).......26 22 .542 Mississippi (Braves)...24 24 .500 Mobile (Diamondbacks).24 24 .500 Birm. (White Sox)..........17 31 .354 ——— Saturday’s Games Birmingham 4, Huntsville 2 West Tenn 4, Carolina 2 Chattanooga 2, Jacksonville 1 Tennessee 3, Montgomery 0 Mississippi at Mobile, ppd., rain Today’s Games Birmingham at Huntsville, 1 p.m. West Tenn at Carolina, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Montgomery, 2:05 p.m. Mississippi at Mobile, 6:05 p.m. Chattanooga at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Carolina at Jacksonville, 12:05 p.m. Mobile at Huntsville, 4 p.m. West Tenn at Chattanooga, 5:15 p.m. Tennessee at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Montgomery at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m.

GB — 4 6 6 13

South Division

college baseball Conference USA Tournament

At Houston, Texas Wednesday’s Games Southern Miss. 8, Memphis 2 Rice 11, East Carolina 3 Houston 11, Marshall 7 Thursday’s Games East Carolina 8, Southern Miss 1 Marshall 10, Memphis 7 Rice 24, Houston 3 Friday’s Games Memphis 3, East Carolina 2 Rice 18, Marshall 0 Southern Miss 10, Houston 6 Saturday’s Game Southern Miss 7, Rice 4, Southern Miss wins championship ———

SEC Tournament

At Hoover, Ala. Double-elimination Wednesday’s Games Alabama 7, Auburn 1 Ole Miss 3, South Carolina 0 LSU 10, Florida 6 Vanderbilt 2, Arkansas 0 Thursday’s Games Auburn 3, South Carolina 1, 12 innings, South Carolina eliminated Florida 5, Arkansas 4, Arkansas eliminated LSU 7, Vanderbilt 5 Alabama 6, Ole Miss 3 Friday’s Games Ole Miss 10, Auburn 7, 10 innings, Auburn eliminated Florida 5, Vanderbilt 2, Vanderbilt eliminated Saturday’s Games LSU 8, Ole Miss 0, Ole Miss eliminated Alabama 5, Florida 2 Today’s Game LSU vs. Alabama, 1 p.m.

prep baseball MHSAA championship schedule

All games at Trustmark Park May 25 St. Stanislaus 5, Amory 4 St. Aloysius 6, Myrtle 0 Sumrall 12, Water Valley 2 Richton 8, Hamilton 4 May 26 Long Beach 2, Ridgeland 1 Petal 2, Madison Central 1 Myrtle 5, St. Aloysius 4 Richton 5, Hamilton 0, Richton wins Class 2A championship May 27 Sumrall 11, Water Valley 1, Sumrall wins Class 3A championship St. Stanislaus 6, Amory 0, St. Stanislaus wins Class 4A championship Long Beach 2, Ridgeland 1, Long Beach wins Class 5A championship Madison Central 6, Petal 5 Friday St. Aloysius 18, Myrtle 1, St. Aloysius wins Class 1A championship Saturday Petal 15, Madison Central 7, Petal wins Class 6A championship


17. (2) Trevor Bayne, Toyota, 202, 81.8, 112. 18. (12) Paul Menard, Ford, 201, 65.7, 109. 19. (29) Jason Keller, Chevrolet, 201, 75, 106. 20. (35) Michael McDowell, 201, 67.4, 103. 21. (10) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 201, 73.3, 100. 22. (14) Willie Allen, Chevrolet, 200, 68.8, 97. 23. (42) Robert Richardson Jr., 200, 55.5, 94. 24. (38) Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 200, 64.7, 91. 25. (33) Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 200, 58.1, 88. 26. (5) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 199, 114, 90. 27. (15) Chad McCumbee, Ford, 199, 50.7, 82. 28. (37) Kenny Wallace, Chevrolet, 199, 47.2, 79. 29. (34) Eric McClure, Ford, 199, 45.8, 76. 30. (19) Scott Lagasse Jr., Ford, 199, 50.7, 73. 31. (27) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, 197, 42.1, 70. 32. (41) Brendan Gaughan, Toyota, 173, 43.1, 67. 33. (8) Brian Scott, Toyota, 159, 51.2, 64. 34. (7) Steve Arpin, accident, 127, 31.4, 61. 35. (28) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 98, 30.1, 58. 36. (39) Morgan Shepherd, handling, 42, 44.2, 55. 37. (32) Kevin Lepage, ignition, 31, 42.9, 52. 38. (24) Danny O’Quinn Jr., handling, 19, 40, 49. 39. (23) Dennis Setzer, vibration, 13, 38.8, 46. 40. (22) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, accident, 8, 36.5, 43. 41. (30) David Gilliland, accident, 8, 35, 40. 42. (43) Josh Wise, Ford, electrical, 5, 32.4, 37. 43. (25) Mark Green, Chevy, accident, 3, 29.9, 34.

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


May May May May May May

16: 18: 22: 24: 26: 28:

Boston 4, Orlando 2 Boston 92, Orlando 88 Boston 95, Orlando 92 Boston 94, Orlando 71 Orlando 96, Boston 92, OT Orlando 113, Boston 92 Boston 96, Orlando 84


L.A. Lakers 4, Phoenix 2 May 17: L.A. Lakers 128, Phoenix 107 May 19: L.A. Lakers 124, Phoenix 112 May 23: Phoenix 118, L.A. Lakers 109 May 25: Phoenix 115, L.A. Lakers 106 May 27: L.A. Lakers 103, Phoenix 101 Saturday: L.A. Lakers 111, Phoenix 103


(Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Boston vs. L.A. Lakers Thursday: Boston vs. L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. June 6: Boston vs. L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m. June 8: Boston vs. L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. June 10: Boston vs. L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. x-June 13: Boston vs. L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m. x-June 15: Boston vs. L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. x-June 17: Boston vs. L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. ———

Nationwide Series standings

LAKERS 111, SUNS 103

L.A. LAKERS (111) Artest 10-16 1-2 25, Gasol 2-9 5-6 9, Bynum 3-5 4-5 10, Fisher 4-9 3-3 11, Bryant 12-25 10-11 37, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Odom 3-12 0-1 6, Farmar 3-4 0-0 8, Vujacic 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 39-83 23-28 111. PHOENIX (103) Hill 2-7 1-1 6, Stoudemire 7-20 13-15 27, Lopez 0-1 0-0 0, Nash 8-11 3-3 21, Richardson 3-7 5-6 13, Frye 5-7 0-0 12, Dudley 1-3 0-0 3, Barbosa 3-9 0-0 7, Dragic 5-9 2-2 12, Amundson 1-1 0-2 2. Totals 35-75 24-29 103. L.A. Lakers 37 28 26 20 — 111 Phoenix 34 19 21 29 — 103 3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 10-24 (Artest 4-7, Bryant 3-8, Farmar 2-3, Vujacic 1-2, Fisher 0-4), Phoenix 9-26 (Frye 2-4, Nash 2-5, Richardson 2-6, Dudley 1-2, Hill 1-2, Barbosa 1-3, Stoudemire 0-1, Dragic 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— L.A. Lakers 52 (Odom 12), Phoenix 42 (Frye 13). Assists—L.A. Lakers 18 (Farmar 5), Phoenix 19 (Nash 9). Total Fouls—L.A. Lakers 23, Phoenix 19. Technicals—L.A. Lakers defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—Vujacic. A—18,422 (18,422).

nhl NHL Playoff Schedule STANLEY CUP FINALS

(Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Chicago 1, Philadelphia 0 Saturday: Chicago 6, Philadelphia 5 Monday: Philadelphia at Chicago, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Chicago at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Friday: Chicago at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. x-June 6: Philadelphia at Chicago, 7 p.m. x-June 9: Chicago at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. x-June 11: Philadelphia at Chicago, 7 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup

Coca-Cola 600 Lineup After Thursday qualifying; race today At Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 187.546 mph. 2. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 187.292. 3. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 187.188. 4. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 187.169. 5. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 186.974. 6. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 186.825. 7. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 186.767. 8. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 186.728. 9. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 186.528. 10. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 186.053. 11. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 186.021. 12. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 185.803. 13. (83) Casey Mears, Toyota, 185.535. 14. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 185.459. 15. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 185.452. 16. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 185.052. 17. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 184.932. 18. (43) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 184.906. 19. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 184.856. 20. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 184.634. 21. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 184.609. 22. (36) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 184.464. 23. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 184.407. 24. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 184.344. 25. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 184.344. 26. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 184.326. 27. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 184.181. 28. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 184.093. 29. (64) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 184.049. 30. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 184.037. 31. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 183.949. 32. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 183.855. 33. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 183.586. 34. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 183.542. 35. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 183.306. 36. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 183.281. 37. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 182.599. 38. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 182.562. 39. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, owner points. 40. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, owner points. 41. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, owner points. 42. (34) Kevin Conway, Ford, owner points. 43. (46) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 183.243.

Sprint Cup standings

Through May 22 1. Kevin Harvick.............................................. 2. Kyle Busch.................................................. 3. Matt Kenseth............................................... 4. Jimmie Johnson.......................................... 5. Denny Hamlin............................................. 6. Jeff Gordon................................................. 7. Greg Biffle................................................... 8. Jeff Burton.................................................. 9. Kurt Busch.................................................. 10. Carl Edwards............................................ 11. Mark Martin............................................... 12. Martin Truex Jr......................................... 13. Ryan Newman.......................................... 14. Tony Stewart............................................. 15. Clint Bowyer..............................................

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Nationwide Series TECH-NET Auto Service 300 Results

Saturday At Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (6) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 203 laps, 128.6 rating, 190 points, $58,145. 2. (3) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 203, 134.7, 180. 3. (13) Joey Logano, Toyota, 203, 119, 170. 4. (11) Justin Allgaier, Dodge, 203, 103.2, 160. 5. (4) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 203, 104.6, 155. 6. (18) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 203, 101.3, 150. 7. (40) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 203, 100, 146. 8. (20) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 203, 95.1, 142. 9. (1) Carl Edwards, Ford, 203, 101.7, 143. 10. (26) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 203, 90.6, 134. 11. (9) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 203, 88.7, 135. 12. (36) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 203, 75.4, 127. 13. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 203, 109.1, 129. 14. (17) Michael Annett, Toyota, 203, 79.1, 121. 15. (21) Brian Ickler, Ford, 203, 82.2, 118. 16. (31) Jeremy Clements, Chevy, 202, 74.5, 115.

1. Brad Keselowski.......................................... 1,946 2. Kyle Busch................................................... 1,945 3. Kevin Harvick............................................... 1,852 4. Carl Edwards............................................... 1,689 5. Justin Allgaier.............................................. 1,681 6. Paul Menard................................................ 1,513 7. Joey Logano................................................ 1,398 8. Greg Biffle.................................................... 1,368 9. Jason Leffler................................................ 1,350 10. Tony Raines............................................... 1,249

irl Indianapolis 500 Lineup

Race today At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Lap length: 2.5 miles Position, Car numbers, driver, time, speed; All cars Dallara-Honda; r-rookie Row 1 1. (3) Helio Castroneves, 2:37.9154, 227.970. 2. (12) Will Power, 2:38.1876, 227.578. 3. (10T) Dario Franchitti, 2:38.5970, 226.990. Row 2 4. (6) Ryan Briscoe, 2:38.9027, 226.554. 5. (77) Alex Tagliani, 2:39.0178, 226.390. 6. (9) Scott Dixon, 2:39.1277, 226.233. Row 3 7. (30) Graham Rahal, 2:39.6319, 225.519. 8. (20) Ed Carpenter, 2:40.3514, 224.507. 9. (06) Hideki Mutoh, 2:41.0831, 223.487. Row 4 10. (99) Townsend Bell, 2:39.9313, 225.097. 11. (22) Justin Wilson, 2:39.9647, 225.050. 12. (2) Raphael Matos, 2:39.9798, 225.028. Row 5 13. (32) Mario Moraes, 2:40.0794, 224.888. 14. (21) Davey Hamilton, 2:40.1053, 224.852. 15. (24) Mike Conway, 2:40.2969, 224.583. Row 6 16. (26) Marco Andretti, 2:40.3030, 224.575. 17. (37) Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2:40.3227, 224.547. 18. (4) Dan Wheldon, 2:40.3821, 224.464. Row 7 19. (8T) E.J. Viso, 2:40.4424, 224.380. 20. (23) Tomas Scheckter, 2:40.5270, 224.261. 21. (25) r-Ana Beatriz, 2:40.5402, 224.243. Row 8 22. (78) r-Simona de Silvestro, 2:40.5511, 224.228. 23. (7) Danica Patrick, 2:40.5584, 224.217. 24. (36) r-Bertrand Baguette, 2:40.5785, 224.189. Row 9 25. (33) Bruno Junqueira, 2:39.5305, 225.662. 26. (19) Alex Lloyd, 2:40.1543, 224.783. 27. (34) r-Mario Romancini, 2:40.2557, 224.641. Row 10 28. (43) John Andretti, 2:40.3438, 224.518. 29. (67) Sarah Fisher, 2:40.4033, 224.434. 30. (14) Vitor Meira, 2:40.4367, 224.388. Row 11 31. (5) r-Takuma Sato, 2:40.5865, 224.178. 32. (11T) Tony Kanaan, 2:40.6628, 224.072. 33. (29) r-Sebastian Saavedra, 2:40.9776, 223.634.

golf PGA Tour Colonial Par Scores

Saturday At Colonial Country Club Fort Worth, Texas Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,204; Par: 70 Third Round Brian Davis........... 64-65-65—194.......................-16 Bryce Molder........ 65-62-67—194.......................-16 Zach Johnson....... 65-66-64—195.......................-15 Ben Crane............ 68-64-64—196.......................-14 Jeff Overton.......... 63-67-66—196.......................-14 Jason Bohn.......... 63-65-68—196.......................-14 Bill Haas............... 65-68-64—197.......................-13 Boo Weekley........ 67-63-67—197.......................-13 Kris Blanks........... 65-64-68—197.......................-13 Bo Van Pelt.......... 67-66-65—198.......................-12 John Merrick......... 66-66-66—198.......................-12 Corey Pavin.......... 67-64-67—198.......................-12 Lee Janzen........... 70-66-63—199.......................-11 Matt Jones............ 69-66-64—199.......................-11 Scott Verplank...... 67-66-66—199.......................-11 Kenny Perry......... 68-64-67—199.......................-11 Ricky Barnes........ 66-66-67—199.......................-11 Jerry Kelly............ 67-70-63—200.......................-10 Pat Perez............. 69-68-63—200.......................-10 Kevin Na............... 67-68-65—200.......................-10 Kyle Stanley......... 68-66-66—200.......................-10 K.J. Choi............... 67-67-66—200.......................-10 John Mallinger...... 65-66-69—200.......................-10 Rickie Fowler........ 70-67-64—201.........................-9 Nick Watney......... 68-66-67—201.........................-9 Blake Adams........ 63-70-68—201.........................-9

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-8-4 La. Pick 4: 1-1-2-7 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-5-7 La. Pick 4: 0-1-5-1 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-7-1 La. Pick 4: 6-3-0-4 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-0-8 La. Pick 4: 5-1-4-7 Easy 5: 8-19-20-32-34 La. Lotto: 7-11-20-25-27-40 Powerball: 1-6-10-13-20 Powerball: 32; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-3-0 La. Pick 4: 4-5-9-8 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-3-2 La. Pick 4: 3-7-1-0 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: n/a La. Pick 4: n/a Easy 5: n/a La. Lotto: n/a Powerball: 1-3-24-28-41 Powerball: 10; Power play: 4

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Americans endure rough day in Paris Kairos team releases PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams looked ill, and not only because she had lost five games in a row at the French Open. Battling a cold, Williams received a visit during a changeover from a trainer, who checked her temperature and gave her pills. Then came a third-set surge, and Williams beat 18-year-old Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Saturday, 6-1, 1-6, 6-2. There was no prescription to help Andy Roddick, who lost to Russian qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Roddick threw rackets and argued with the umpire, but the fits of temper failed to produce a turnaround against an opponent ranked 114th. Four-time champion Rafael Nadal won in straight sets but still needed nearly 2 1/2 hours to eliminate feisty No. 28 Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 6-4, 6-3. Unseeded Robby Ginepri, the only remaining American in the men’s draw, also reached the fourth round by beating 2003 champion Juan Carlos Ferrero 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4. The top-ranked Williams appeared in danger when she fell behind 5-love in the second set and summoned the trainer. “I felt really dizzy out there,” she said. “Just ran out of a little energy out there, just fighting a cold and fighting sickness.” Soon Williams’ court movement improved, her strokes steadied and she advanced to the fourth round. “Doesn’t matter the score, especially against her,” Pavlyuchenkova said. “She’s a good fighter. She’s really confident and she is Serena.” The seesaw victory assured Williams of retaining the No. 1 ranking after the tournament. No. 18-seeded Shahar Peer won and plays Williams next. Other winners included Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan and wild card Jarmila Groth of Australia, who both advanced to the fourth round at a major tournament for the first time. The third-round showdown between four-time champion Justine Henin and Maria Sharapova was suspended because of darkness at one

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Andy Roddick reacts during his match against Russia’s Teimuraz Gabashvili in the third round of the French Open Saturday. Roddick lost 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.

tennis On TV 11 a.m. NBC French Open set apiece. Henin led 6-2, but her streak of 40 consecutive sets won at Roland Garros ended when Sharapova took the second set, 6-3. No. 3 Novak Djokovic, a twotime semifinalist, beat Victor Hanescu 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Djokovic will play Ginepri, who came into the tournament with a 1-7 record this year. Top-seeded American twins Bob and Mike Bryan were upset in the second round of doubles by unseeded Brazilians Marcelo Melo and Bruno

Soares 6-3, 7-6 (6). Roddick, the No. 6 seed in the men’s draw, never looked good. Playing on his worst surface, he was always on the defensive against Gabashvili, who even had the more dominating serve with a 9-4 edge in aces. Roddick never broke and lost serve four times. The weather and clay on Court Suzanne Lenglen — which Roddick considers particularly slow — robbed his shots of some zip. “I got outplayed from the first ball,” he said. “It was a tough matchup for me in these conditions. He has pretty big swings and gets good length on the ball. I’m a little shorter and wasn’t able to penetrate the court quite as well. He was getting in control of the rallies

most of the day.” Roddick’s mood was sour almost from the start. During a first-set changeover, he threw two wrapped rackets because he was angry about the way they had been strung. During another changeover three games from the end, he engaged in a long, heated discussion with the umpire about the tarps behind the baseline. They were wet from rain, and balls rolling into them became heavy. “It’s something that I’ve been pretty adamant about complaining about behind closed doors for a long time,” Roddick said. “I don’t think that’s something that needs to happen all the time.”

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Par-Busters golf tournament The 35th annual ParBusters Golf Club Community Service Tournament is scheduled for June 4-6 at Clear Creek Golf Course. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. each day, and features 36 holes of stroke play. There will be seven flights, based on a full field, with places for the top four in each flight. The registration fee is $160 per person and includes a Friday practice round, dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. Prizes will be awarded Saturday for longest drive and closest to the pin in the men’s, women’s and seniors divisions. Golfers can register at The Rainbow Hotel on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m., or by mailing a completed entry form — along with check or money order — to Par-Busters Golf Club, 810 First North Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180. For information, call Aaron Bell at 601-415-9481.

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Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association report On Wednesday, the Ladies of Clear Creek will host their monthly retirees scramble. Tee time is 8:30 a.m. and check-in is at 8. Sign-up sheets are in the Clear Creek clubhouse or call 601-638-9395 to be signed up.

Clear Creek Senior Men’s golf association The Clear Creek seniors held a three-man scramble tournament at Whisper Lake Golf Course on May 27. The team of Bob Walters, Jerry Harmon and Hal Morgan was first with a 129. In second was the trio of Del Cox, Bob Walsh and John Nassour with a 130. In third were Brad Heisler, Al Ford and Don Wait with a 139. Fourth place went to David Williams, Tom Engdahl and V.O. Martin with a 139. In fifth was the team of Pete Johnson, Larry Cook and Jack Farren with a 139. Closest to the hole on No. 3,was Al Ford, and Tom Engdahl was closest on No. 17.

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Clear Creek junior golf Clear Creek Golf Course will host a junior golf camp June 28-July 1, from 9-11 a.m. each day. Cost is $70 and instructors are Kent and Chase Smith. Chase Smith will also offer summer instruction every Tuesday and Thursday during June from 9-10 a.m. at Clear Creek. The cost is $10 per lesson.

Bud Light two-man scramble Clear Creek Golf Course is scheduled to host the Bud Light two-man Scramble June 19-20. Entry fee is $220 per team and includes mulligans, green and cart fees, lunch, practice round green fee and drinks. For information, call the Clear Creek clubhouse at 601-638-9395.

AAU basketball classic at Madison High School The AAU Basketball Classic is scheduled for July 16-18 at Madison High School in Tallulah. Entry fee is $225 before July 12. Late fee is an additional $50. For information, contact tourney director Curtis Ewell at kingpin342000@yahoo. com, or call 757-348-0724.

We had another recording session here at “Studio 61” recording studio in Leland, the closest town of note to Brownspur, with members of the Mississippi Kairos Prison Ministry Music Team, to add a bass and tenor line to the vocals and instrumental tracks we’ve been working on for a couple of months. I got to the studio a little early to find owner Eric Fowler busy recording “Strawberry Wine” and “Long Black Train” by a little girl with a big voice: Peyton Pierce from Vicksburg, who was accompanied by her mother and godmother. They were headed afterward to Tupelo to enter her in the Colgate Country Showdown competition. The proud mother, April, was confident that God has something great in store for her 9-year-old daughter, and they were putting feet to their prayers as God seems to be opening a very special door for their family. Rusty, the tenor, arrived just as Eric finished the CDs, and we wished them well as they went on their way. I told April that they reminded me of my favorite poem, which was stuck by a rusty knife to the mess hall wall at the Woodstock Hunting Club. It goes: “He was a very cautious man, he never romped or played; he never fished, or played baseball, or even kissed a maid. And when he up and passed away, insurance was denied: for since he hadn’t ever lived — they claimed he never died.” The point being that sometimes you step out on faith that God has opened a door, or given you a talent or gift that will bless others, if you have the courage to go ahead and start the journey. The Mississippi Kairos Music Team stepped out on a similar journey of faith more than three years ago. I’ve led the music for dozens of Kairos and Emmaus Walk weekends over 20 years, but the Music Team for the CMCF Men’s Kairos No. 16 is the first one to stick together. We’ve played concerts in several states as fundraisers for Kairos, and last year when Studio 61 had its grand opening, Eric recorded

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our live performance and we released it as a CD in November, strictly as a Kairos fundraiser, the which it has done very well in Mississippi. Encouraged by the reception of the songs and sales, we’re almost ready to release a second CD of praise and worship music, and have had contacts from Christian radio stations from coast to coast, literally. Who knows where this will go? I lead the music at Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville, and have for seven years come August, but one of the things I’ve missed the most about leading choir and congregational singing is that one cannot lead by singing the bass line of the songs. I’ve sung bass in choirs, choruses, and groups ever since my voice changed — in high school, college, the Navy, and several churches since coming home to stay. When the Presbyterians had a national schism 40 years ago, I joined a Baptist choir for two years before I ever joined a Baptist church, so I learned all the Baptist hymns in the bass line. Rusty and I were involved this day in laying down bass tracks, and I cannot tell you how good it felt to be able to sing that again. What a blessing. We’ll finish up this CD during June, and if you’d like to get a copy, you can drop your Uncle Bob a line at P.O. Box 6, Stoneville, MS 38776, with $15 plus $3 shipping and handling, or e-mail me at unclebob@yahoo. com and we’ll git ‘er done. All proceeds go to the MS Kairos Prison Ministry. God opened the door, and we stepped through it, and He blessed this ministry with our music.

• Robert Hitt Neill is an outdoors writer and he lives in Leland, Miss.

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Lakers slide past Suns to reach Finals Blackhawks win wild PHOENIX (AP) — Get ready, Boston, for a rematch with Kobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant wrapped up a magnificent series with 37 points, Ron Artest added 25 and the Lakers held off the Phoenix Suns 111-103 on Saturday night to win the Western Conference finals in six games. The Lakers and Celtics, the NBA’s premier teams for much of the league’s history, will meet in the finals for the 12th time with Game 1 Thursday night in Los Angeles. “We’ll see how much we matured,” Bryant said. “They challenged us extremely well in the finals a couple years ago. Now is a chance to see how much we’ve grown.” Bryant scored nine points in the final two minutes, including what looked like an impossible 23-footer with Grant Hill in his face and 34 seconds to play. The basket put Los Angeles up 107-100 and the scrappy Suns were finished. Amare Stoudemire, in what may have been his last game with the Suns, scored 27 points but struggled to a 7-of20 shooting night. Steve Nash had 21 points and nine assists in his 118th playoff game, the most for anyone who has never reached the finals. Bryant, with his 10th 30-point performance in his last 11 postseason games, moved ahead of Jerry West and into a tie with Kareem Abdul Jabbar for second-most 30-point playoff games at 75. He has a ways to go for the record — 109 held by Michael Jordan. Channing Frye had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Suns, who have reached the finals only twice in their history and never have won a championship. Goran Dragic scored 10 of his 12 points in a fourthquarter rally that got Phoenix within three points. The Lakers led by as many as 18 late in the second quarter and were up by 17 entering the fourth. But four Suns

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The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, right, shoots over Phoenix Suns guard Jason Richardson in the second half of Game 6 of the Western Conference finals Saturday.

nba playoffs reserves plus Stoudemire got them back into it after Los Angeles took a 91-74 lead into the fourth quarter. “With a 3-point shooting team like Phoenix,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said, “you know that any lead is not impossible.” With Bryant on the bench for a brief rest, Dragic scored the first eight points of the quarter to slice Los Angeles’ lead to 91-82 with 10:27 left. The Lakers’ Sasha Vujacic drew a flagrant foul for an elbow to the face of his fellow

Slovenian with 11:18 to play. Dragic made both free throws, then blew by Vujacic for a layup to cut it to 91-80 with 11:12 left. Dragic drove for another layup the next time as Bryant made a hasty return to the court. Suns coach Alvin Gentry stayed with the lineup, and the run reached 16-4 on Stoudemire’s layup after a slick pass from Dragic under the basket to cut it to 95-90 with 6:09 to play. Nash and Jason Richardson finally re-entered the game with 3:26 to play and Los Angeles leading 99-92. Stou-

Wittels’ hitting streak at 53 games By The Associated Press Garrett Wittels used a headfirst slide to keep his hitting streak alive. It helped extend Florida International’s season as well. Wittels pushed his hitting streak to 53 games, five away from Robin Ventura’s NCAA Division I record, with an infield single Saturday in the eighth inning of FIU’s game against Florida Atlantic in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament at Murfreesboro, Tenn. FIU wound up getting four runs in the eighth, winning the game 11-9 and clinching a spot in today’s title game with a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament at stake. “Down two runs in the eighth inning, I was going up to bat knowing I needed to be a baserunner,” Wittels said. “I looked over at coach (Turtle)

college baseball Thomas, he just said, ‘Get a hit,’ and I decided right then I wasn’t going to chase anything out of the zone.” Wittels Garrett worked a 2-0 Wittels count, then hit a fastball off FAU pitcher Taylor Everist’s glove. “One of the hardest balls I ever hit,” said Wittels, who finished 1-for-5. “And just out of the excitement, I decided to dive headfirst into the base. I didn’t even know if their guy had a play. I don’t even know if there was a throw.” The excitement didn’t stop there. The next FIU batter,

Jeremy Patton, put the Golden Panthers ahead for good with a three-run home run. Wittels has come up huge for FIU with both his bat and his arm in the Sun Belt Tournament. Florida International and Florida Atlantic were meeting for the second time in about 14 hours on Saturday. Florida International won Friday night 18-16 in 11 innings, a marathon that ended at 12:31 a.m. — 4 hours, 51 minutes after it began. The Sun Belt’s player of the year, Wittels pitched the final three innings of that game, making just his fourth appearance on the mound this year. “Our whole team was tired today,” Wittels said. “But all year long we’ve been preaching conditioning. It’s paying off.”

LSU Continued from Page B1. up and we were a tick late on his fastball and couldn’t hit the breaking ball. We’ve got to hit one or the other. You can’t give him both.” Mainieri said he might have found a third starter in Alsup. It was the third straight strong outing by one of his starting pitchers in the tournament, with both Austin Ross and Anthony Ranaudo pitching into the eighth. Alsup said his mentality was to get ahead in the count and play aggressively. “If you hit it, I’ve got a great defense behind me. Take your chances,” he said. Dean also drove in two runs on sacrifice flies. He is now 7-for-11 in the tournament with four RBIs. Tyler Hanover went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in. Mikie Mahtook scored three times and reached on all four plate appearances.

demire made two free throws, then Nash cut it to 99-96 on a layup with 2:19 left. Bryant sank a 21-footer, Lamar Odom stole Nash’s pass and Bryant made two free throws to stretch it to 103-96 with 1:43 to go. Four straight points by Stoudemire cut it to 100-95 with 53.1 seconds left, but Bryant responded with his dagger over Hill and the surprising playoff run of the undersized, overmatched Suns was finished. “I just got a little separation,” Bryant said, smiling.

CHICAGO (AP) — From the first faceoff, the Stanley Cup opener between the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers was like a track meet on ice. Tomas Kopecky had the goahead goal in the third period, and the Blackhawks beat the Flyers 6-5 on Saturday night. Fast-paced, up-and-down, the game was played at breakneck speed. Two teams trying to get off to a quick start traded goals for the first two periods. It was almost a question of who would score last in this meeting of franchises who have experienced long title droughts. On this night it happened to be the Blackhawks. “You lose the first game of the Stanley Cup finals and it’s hard to sit here and thumb through the positives right now,” Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said. “We’ll take a look at it tonight and tomorrow. We’ll be ready to go.” Game 2 is Monday night at the United Center. Kopecky, who had been scratched the previous five playoff games and was in the lineup because of an injury to Andrew Ladd, scored from the left side with a sharp-angled shot that beat backup goalie Brian Boucher at 8:25 of the third. The Flyers failed to hold three one-goal leads. “They came out strong, they were playing really physical,” Chicago forward Kris Versteeg said. “We had to match them, and once we did that, I think we did well.” Danny Briere and Scott Hartnell had a goal and two assists apiece for the Flyers. Chicago’s Troy Brouwer scored two goals, the second putting the Blackhawks ahead 5-4 in the second period and prompting the Flyers to replace starter Michael Leighton with Boucher.

nhl On TV Monday, 7 p.m., NBC Philadelphia at Chicago, Stanley Cup Finals, Game 2 “I just wanted to be ready. We wanted to go out and be a dangerous line every time we were on the ice,” Brouwer said. Ville Leino, Blair Betts and Arron Asham also scored for the Flyers. Dave Bolland had a shorthanded, breakaway goal for the Blackhawks, and Patrick Sharp and Kris Versteeg also scored for Chicago. The Blackhawks are in their first final series since 1992 and are aiming for the franchise’s first championship since 1961. The Flyers, who last made the finals in 1997, are shooting for their first title since the Broad Street Bullies won the second of two straight championships in 1975. The Flyers weren’t too bullish Saturday night. They played the entire game without a penalty. Brouwer’s second goal, on a pass from Marian Hossa who reversed himself behind the net, came from the left circle with 4:42 left in the second, sending ex-Blackhawks goalie Leighton to the bench. Leighton had been brilliant since taking over in the second round. He entered the game with a 6-1 record, including three shutouts, after replacing an injured Boucher in the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Boston Bruins. Leighton entered with a 1.45 goals-against average and save percentage of .948. He was pulled after giving up his fifth goal in just 20 shots. Chicago’s Antti Niemi made 27 saves for the win.

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LSU’s Mikie Mahtook (8) is forced out at second by Ole Miss’ Alex Yarbrough during Saturday’s SEC Tournament game. Mason Katz had two hits and an RBI. The Tigers tacked on three runs in the sixth. The weekend was still a

nice rebound for the Rebels going into an NCAA regional. “I think it was definitely a confidence builder for us,” Smith said.

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Car owner Roger Penske watches from the pits during practice for the Indianapolis 500 last week. Penske has three cars in the race, and three more in NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 today.

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Thanks to a later starting time at Indianapolis, it’s not possible for a driver to race in both the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same day anymore. Yet car owner Roger Penske is poised to finally pull off his own IndyCar-NASCAR double. With defending champion Helio Castroneves on the pole and his drivers in three of the top four starting spots, Penske is the favorite to win an unprecedented 16th Indy 500 title. Penske’s stunning success at Indy is contrasted with his 0-for-forever drought at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where he’s never had a winning car in a points race. That could change with Kurt Busch starting second today after winning last weekend’s All-Star race at the track. “It’s funny how many wins

auto racing On TV Noon ABC - Indy 500 4 p.m. Fox - Coca-Cola 600 he has on Memorial Day weekend up in Indy versus what he doesn’t have down here in Charlotte,” Busch said. “Hopefully, it comes this weekend. It would be pretty special for us to do that.” Busch pulled away from the field in the 10-lap finale last Saturday for the $1 million first prize. It came hours after Castroneves captured the Indy 500 pole. Busch followed his All-Star win with a solid qualifying run in the No. 2 Dodge on Thursday. Busch will try to become the seventh driver to win the All-Star race and the 600 in the same year.

Penske teammates Sam Hornish Jr. will start 14th and Brad Keselowski 37th. “He’s got the best opportunity to do it,” Busch said of Penske’s quest for two wins today. “He’s got the best odds to do it this weekend with three cars up there and three cars down here.” Penske isn’t the only car owner trying for a double today. If Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti or Townsend Bell wins the Indy 500, Chip Ganassi would become the first team owner to win the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500 in the same season. “It would be something, wouldn’t it?” Ganassi said. “It’s certainly crossed my mind. But I try to stay focused on the job at hand and let other people think about those kind of things.” He’s not the first to pursue

an unprecedented IndyCarNASCAR double. A.J. Foyt had a chance to win both races as a driver in 1972. Several drivers, including John Andretti and Tony Stewart, have tried to win Indy and the Coca-Cola 600 in the same day. Two years ago Penske tried to complete his own triple crown by winning Indy, Daytona and Sebring in the same year. Dixon scuttled those celebration plans, winning the 500 by nearly 1.75 seconds. Now Penske might be ready for payback. “Roger Penske tried it and Chip ruined it for him, so I think Roger probably wants to ruin it for Chip,” said John Andretti, a NASCAR regular who is making his 11th career Indy start. “But it’s amazing to even have a shot at being able to do that, to be that competitive in both series.”

Busch wins NNS race, turns eye toward 600 CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch stayed calm even when nothing was going right. He even told his crew they could do something they’ve never done before: Come back from two laps down to win. “Let’s do it,” Busch said. Then he did. Busch overcame some early troubles to win the Nationwide race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, his second straight victory in NASCAR’s second-tier series. Busch, the defending series champ, battled back for his fourth win in eight races. Brad Keselowski finished second, followed by Joey Logano, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Newman and Kevin Harvick. Busch went a lap down after an unscheduled pit stop early and dropped another lap when he got penalized for speeding on pit road. Showing plenty of poise, Busch got back on the lead lap, moved to the front with a speedy pit stop late and then held on over the final 58 laps. Busch and Keselowski stayed out when others pitted with about 15 laps to go. But none of those cars had anything for the leader. Keselowski had one last chance on the final restart, but Busch held him off during a green-white-checkered finish thanks to some blocking help from teammate Logano. “It was all about the restart and he just beat us,” said Keselowski, who was hoping to get team owner Roger Penske’s big weekend off to a strong start. Keselowski remained the series points leader — he leads Busch by a point — and might be able to pull away as Busch turns his attention solely to

his Sprint Cup team. “I’m really going to miss him,” Keselowski said. “We bring out the best and worst in each Kyle other.” Busch Busch called walking away a “bummer,” but said it was something he needed to do to avoid the strain that would come with trying to drive both series at different tracks over the next month. That stretch begins today at Charlotte, where he’ll run in the Coca-Cola 600 for the surging Joe Gibbs Racing team. JGR drivers Busch and Denny Hamlin have won five of the last seven Sprint Cup points races. The hot streak has come since NASCAR in March ditched the despised rear wing to return to the more traditional spoiler. “I feel like we had a fast car last weekend, which will translate into this weekend. I feel like we can really capitalize on our season and try to keep strong momentum going,” Busch said. Four-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson dominated last week’s All-Star race at Charlotte. He easily led 56 of the 100 laps and probably would have won if not for a quirky format that required a four-tire pit stop before the final sprint to the finish. Lucky for everyone, Johnson didn’t bring that same Chevrolet back for today’s race. “It’s a different car so we’re sitting here thinking we wish we had the other car,” Johnson said.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” — Awaking from a coma, an assassin, Uma Thurman, seeks vengeance against her former boss and his ruthless gang./6:30 on AMC n SPORTS NASCAR — It’s NASCAR’s longest day as the Coca-Cola 600 revs up at Lowe’s Motor Speedway./4 on Fox Uma Thurman n PRIMETIME “Law & Order” — A suspicious nasal spray is found at the site of a deadly car crash; after the medical examiner realizes the spray could easily disorient its user, the detectives become suspicious of the victim’s boss./8 on NBC

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Clint Walker, actor, 83; Ruta Lee, actress, 74; Ted McGinley, actor, 52; Tonya Pinkins, actress, 48; Wynonna Judd, country singer, 46; Idina Menzel, actress, 39; Trey Parker, actor, 38; Remy Ma, rapper, 30; Blake Bashoff, actor, 29.


Man sues Beyonce for trespassing A man living across from a video shoot for Beyonce Knowles in the Hollywood Hills is suing the singer for nuisance and trespassing, claiming his privacy was invaded by unnecessary noise and crowds. Court documents show Philip Markowitz filed the lawsuit seeking $25,000 on Friday in Los Beyonce Angeles against Knowles, a liability company Knowles and Dina Ciccotello, a production coordinator for the video shoot for “Why Don’t You Love Me.” Markowitz claims his expectations of privacy in his upscale neighborhood were “shattered” on March 26 when the crew came in the morning and didn’t leave until 11 p.m., and that his driveway was repeatedly blocked.

Yankee slugger engaged to actress New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher is set to tie the knot with gorgeous flametressed actress Joanna Garcia, the New York Post reported Saturday. The 29-year-old slugger publicly acknowledged he was dating Garcia, 30, last September after reports said the couple was seen around the city.

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‘Easy Rider’ Dennis Hopper, film icon, dies at 74 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Hopper, the high-flying Hollywood wild man whose memorable and erratic career included an early turn in “Rebel Without a Cause,” an improbable smash with “Easy Rider” and a classic character role in “Blue Velvet,” has died. He was 74. Hopper died Saturday at his Venice, Calif., home, surrounded by family and friends, family friend Alex Hitz said. Hopper’s manager announced in October 2009 that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The success of “Easy Rider,” and the spectacular failure of his next film, “The Last Movie,” fit the pattern for the talented but sometimes uncontrollable actor-director, who also had parts in such favorites as

“Apocalypse Now ” a n d “Hoosiers.” He was a twotime Academy Award nominee, and in March 2010, was honored Dennis with a star on Hopper Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. After a promising start that included roles in two James Dean films, Hopper’s acting career had languished as he developed a reputation for throwing tantrums and abusing alcohol and drugs. On the set of “True Grit,” Hopper so angered John Wayne that the star reportedly chased Hopper with a loaded gun. He also married five times and led a dramatic life right

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role), but arouse the enmity of Southern rednecks and are murdered before they can return home. “‘Easy Rider’ was never a motorcycle movie to me,” Hopper said in 2009. “A lot of it was about politically what was going on in the country.” Fonda produced “Easy Rider” and Hopper directed it for a meager $380,000. It went on to gross $40 million worldwide, a substantial sum for its time. The film caught on despite tension between Hopper and Fonda and between Hopper and the original choice for Nicholson’s part, Rip Torn, who quit after a bitter argument with the director. Hopper was married and divorced several times.

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“The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara-Wearing Book Sharing Guide to Life’ to build or restore the critical connection between reading and pleasure and how to find the best books for young readers — plus hundreds of activities, resources, recommendations and tools for building the foundation for a lifelong love of reading. • “The Book Whisperer” by Donalyn Miller offers to awaken the inner reader in every child. Miller takes us inside her sixth-grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful, but unusual, instructional approach. Rejecting book reports, comprehension worksheets and other aspects of conventional instruction, Miller embraces giving students an individual choice in what they read combined with a program for independent reading. She also focuses on building a classroom library of high-interest books and, above all, in modeling appropriate and authentic reading behaviors. Her zeal for reading is infectious and inspiring, and the results speak for themselves.

• “The Book Shopper: A Life in Review” by Murray Browne is a spirited and witty guide to the world of disheveled used-book stores and dusty basements where shelves sag under the burden of books. This book will make you laugh as it helps you find your way to titles and authors you’ll really want to read. With a combination of zeal and irreverence, the author writes about bookstores, online booksellers and the off-center kind of folks who inhabit them. • “Thanks, But This Isn’t for Us” by Jessica Page Morrell is a guide to why our writing is being rejected. All good writing is unique, but it has a lot in common — it engages our senses, stirs our imagination and lingers in our memory. Bad writing has a whole lot in common, too. From dull dialogue to contrived characters, these deadly but common mistakes drive agents and editors to the stock rejection letter, telling aspiring writ-

Streisand design book coming in fall By Hillel Italie AP national writer NEW YORK — Creating the perfect house is more than a passion for Barbra Streisand. It’s almost primal. The 68-year-old singeractress-director, promoting her upcoming book about design, said her many searches for cherished household objects is a way of compensating for her father’s dying when she was just 15 months old. “The fact I didn’t have a father, I think this has to do with this need of finding something you’re looking for,” Streisand said Tuesday at BookExpo America, where she was interviewed by Gayle King on stage at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Streisand’s “My Passion for Design,” a coffee-table book, is scheduled to come out in the fall. Wearing black slacks, a black top, platform sandals and a full-length coat, seated before some 2,000 booksellers and other industry officials, Streisand spoke of channeling her exacting filmmaking style into her domestic life. She showed slides of a mill house and an “elegant barn” she had built and shared anecdotes about various topics, including her “Wizard of Oz” storm cellar, the leather embossed drawers in the barn and a custommade bed in her Malibu, Calif., house that she sized between a king and a queen. She confided sharing a problem known to many home-

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ers thanks but no thanks and leaving many to wonder what they’re doing wrong. In 15 to-the-point chapters — with checklists, exercises, takeaway tips and a glossary — Morrell helps readers transcend these mistakes so they don’t have to learn the hard way. • “Reading Together” by Diane W. Frankenstein tells everything you need to know to raise a child who loves to read. This engaging guide includes book recommendations and questions to help children make sense of what they read; guidelines for selecting appropriate books, in terms of reading level and emotional readiness; tips that support your efforts in raising readers; and conversation starters for some of the many challenges of childhood, including bullies and peer pressure. • “The Man Who Loved Books Too Much” by Allison H. Bartlett is the true story of a thief, a detective and a world of literary obsession. Unrepentant thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the country. Unlike most thieves, who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for love — the love of books. Equally obsessive, though, is Ken Sanders, the self-appointed detective driven to catch him. With a mixture of suspense, insight and humor, Bartlett has woven this cat-and-mouse chase into a narrative that not only reveals exactly how Gilkey pulled off his crime and how Sanders eventually caught him, but also explores the romance of books, the lure to collect them and the temptation to steal them. •

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


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The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library reports on new books regularly: • “The Pulpwood Queens’ Tiara-Wearing Book Sharing Guide to Life” by Kathy L. Patrick is about her journey. When Kathy lost her job as a publisher’s rep, she took that lemon and made margaritas. She opened Beauty and the Book, the world’s only combination beauty salon/bookstore. Soon after that whirlwind success, Kathy founded the Pulpwood Queens of East Texas, a book club that, almost overnight, became a nationwide phenomenon. She set out to change the world, one reader at a time. Now, in candid and hilarious stories, Kathy shares her guiding principles, wildest escapades and favorite titles. • “What to Read When” by Pam Allyn explains how choosing the right books can shape thoughtful, creative, curious children with a love of reading to last a lifetime. This book is a guide to the life cycle of childhood — the occasions, big and small, that offer opportunities for parents to bond with their children, and the words and pictures that will bring clarity and connection. What sets this book apart is the completely unique annotated list of more than 300 titles addressing powerful childhood themes that range from friendship to thankfulness, courage, separation, creativity, spirituality and more. • “Promised Land: 13 Books That Changed America” by Jay Parini examines the life and times of the books that changed America. Each of the books has been a watershed, gathering intellectual currents already in motion and marking a turn in American life and thought. Their influence remains pervasive, however hidden, and in these essays Parini demonstrates how these books have altered how we think and act in the world. • “Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment” by Emma W. Hamilton offers a fresh approach to discovering the joys of reading, and includes more than 150 ways to engage even the most reluctant reader. You’ll discover how

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Good times, bad times

Corps’ MVD doles out honors


From staff reports

ERDC lab chief sets retirement Dr. Michael Passmore, deputy director of Environmental Laboratory at the Engineer Research and Development Center, will retire in June. Passmore has nearly 30 years of experience with the Corps, with 15 spent at ERDC. He began his career as a wildlife biologist in the Walla Walla, Wash., District, where he became chief of the Environmental Resources Branch. From 1991 to 1992, worked on a developmental assignment at Dr. Michael Passmore ERDC’s Environmental Lab. In 1996, he became the chief of the Ecological Resource Branch in the Corps’ Vicksburg District. In 2005, he was named acting deputy director of the Environmental Lab. He became permanent deputy director in 2007. Throughout his career, Passmore had worked with The Wildlife Society and the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association. He has instructed the Army Leadership Education and Development Course. Passmore has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oregon State University, and a doctorate from Texas A&M. He and his wife, Elise, have three children, four grandchildren and one on the way.

ERDC engineer gets society’s high honor Paul F. Mlakar, a registered professional engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center, has received the American Society of Civil Engineers’ highest honor. Mlakar was named a Distinguished Member of the ASCE for his work in forensic civil engineering. Mlakar participated in the invesPaul F. tigation of Mlakar the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, led an ASCE team during the 9/11 Pentagon building performance study and led the Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force assessing performance of the New Orleans hurricane protection system after Hurricane Katrina. Mlakar graduated second in his class from the U.S. Military Academy. He has a master’s degree and a doctorate in engineering science from Purdue University.

The associated press

John Rahim, a boom deployment coordinator for St. Bernard Parish, La., enlists out-of-work fishermen to place oil booms.

Oil spill means mini job boom in Gulf By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Much as he hates to say it, Mark Leonard knows it’s true: The oil spill that is fouling the Gulf of Mexico might save his family’s business. Leonard, 34, is operations manager for Coastal Tank Cleaning, a company called in to help set booms to prevent oil from the Deepwater Horizon leak from getting into Lake Pontchartrain. The Morgan City-based company has sent 10 workers and equipment to a staging area at Fort Pike, on the eastern tip of New Orleans. “We don’t want this to happen,” he said. “We didn’t want this to be our saving grace to keep the company going. But this is something that I think is helping a lot of companies that were down, and possibly wondering, ‘When is it finally going to pick up? When can we start working again and staffing again and paying our bills?’” The spill, now more than a month old, could end up killing the livelihoods of thousands of fishermen, restaurant workers, charter boat captains and tourism employees. But for now, it’s triggering a mini-boom in other jobs across a five-state region. In coastal Louisiana, it’s reminiscent of the job boom that followed Hurricane Katrina as thousands were put to work cleaning up debris, gutting houses and rebuilding public buildings and entire neighborhoods. In St. Bernard Parish, a suburban New Orleans community where fishermen are working for BP in a fight to save their fishing grounds, the hurricane, which struck Aug. 29, 2005, damaged virtually every building and sank much of the fishing fleet.

Out-of-work fishermen hired by BP gather up oil booms off the coast of Louisiana. Five years later, the area’s economy is among the healthiest of major metro areas, says The Associated Press Economic Stress Index, which assigns counties a score of 1 to 100 based on unemployment, foreclosure and bankruptcy data. Some analysts believe the economic resilience powered by tens of billions in federal rebuilding aid is unsustainable. Once the money is spent, they say, the tourism-based economy and lower-wage jobs that dominated before Katrina are likely to re-emerge. BP has spent more than $750 million so far in oil spill response initiatives. Spokesman John Curry said the company has hired more than 20,000 people as part of the response to the April 20 accident and its aftermath. Some are contractors and subcontractors, some are laborers hired to set boom. Many have taken up residence at staging areas along the coast in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

In the fishing village of Cocodrie, about 80 miles southwest of New Orleans, the staging area sprouted up in a vacant lot at pier 56, next to Coco Marina. “BP has basically moved in and taken the place of the recreational customers,” said Michael Glover, whose family runs the 23-room Coco Marina. “We’re feeding them three meals a day, and they’ve rented all my rooms. My kitchen staff, my waitstaff, the housekeepers are all doing well, working a little more than usual. We’re busy nonstop, every day.” Unskilled labor is getting a boost, too. In Pensacola, Fla., 4,000 people in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties showed up at recruiting events to apply for 500 potential cleanup jobs. The Workforce Escarosa Career Center hosted the recruiting for a Texas company looking for people with environmental or haz-mat certification. Only about 400 of the applicants actually had those — of more

than 4,000 who applied at four events over a week’s time, said Brittany Bailey, a spokeswoman for the center. “We were surprised by the number of people who came,” Bailey said. “These were dirty jobs. One requirement was you had to be able to lift 40 pounds. These were not desk jobs. It shows how desperate people really are at this point. We’ve never had lines wrapped around the building.” In fishing-reliant Gulf communities like Bayou La Batre, Ala., captains barred from fishing are signing contracts to pull the barriers across bays and shorelines, or to maintain the booms. “It has helped to a point, but there’s a limited number of people who have been able to get these jobs,” said oyster harvester Avery Bates, vice president of the Organized Seafood Association of Alabama. The skippers must get Coast Guard safety certifications before signing conSee Oil, Page B10.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division has announced its annual award winners. The honors, including Length of Service certificates for 27 employees with a total of 700 years, were handed out in a ceremony Wednesday. • Brian Chewning, an economist and program manager for the New Orleans District Support Brian Team, proChewning grams directorate, received the Ernest P. Blankenship Engineer/ Scientist Award. Chewning was the MVD’s point of contact for the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System. At $14.7 billion, it is the Corps’ largest civil works project. He was also the MVD’s lead for the team that obtained the first Environmental Protection Agency approval plan for an EPA-designated wetland. • Alisa Russo, a program analyst within the Civil Works Integration Division, received the Ernest P. Blankenship Professional Award. Her responsibilities include regional financial management of the MVD’s $1.1 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program, as well as management of financial data on civil works programs and the Flood Control & Coastal Emergency initiative. • Edie Whittington, an administrative officer for the Mississippi River Commission, received the Ernest Edie P. BlankenWhittington ship Technical/Administrative Award. Whittington coordinates public hearings and executive sessions for the MRC, and prepares reports and other correspondence related to the meetings. • Barbara Kleiss, director of Louisiana Coastal Area Science and Technology, was named Woman of Barbara the Year. Kleiss Kleiss, a 30-year federal employee, organized a team to develop plans for Louisiana coastal area projects and wrote a report on applying the Engineering Circular on Relative Sea Level Rise concept. She also created wetland loss maps. Kleiss has led teams in the effort to develop a Mississippi River Region Model and the Diversion Summit. • Jim Hannon, former deputy director of regional business for the MVD, Jim received the Hannon Commander’s See MVD, Page B10.


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PORTFOLIO Main Street awards June 24 in Jackson The 21st annual Mississippi Main Street awards ceremony will be June 24 at the King Edward/Hilton Garden, 235 W. Capitol St., Jackson. A blues reception will be at 10:30 a.m., followed by an awards luncheon at 11:30. Cost is $40 per person, and the deadline to make reservations is June 21. Call 601944-0113 or e-mail

May & Company receives kudos

Joel Neely, who is vice president of Trustmark Bank in Ridgeland. In addition to its Vicksburg office, May & Company operates in Tallulah and Lake Providence, La., and in Millport, Ala.

The chief executive officer of River Region Medical Center has been recognized for his leadership in the health care field. Vance Reynolds received the Outstanding Achievement Award from Community Health Systems, Vance a network Reynolds of general acute-care hospitals that includes River Region and more than 120 others in 29 states. River Region operates a main campus on U.S. 61 North, another on North Frontage Road and various clinics.

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February 2009 Occupancy rate.............46.7% Average daily rate.........$72.03

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Hospital’s CEO receives award

A Vicksburg CPA firm and one of its associates have been recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal. May & Company is runnerup in the Small Business category for the Best Places to Work in Mississippi award. The annual award was created in 2005 to recognize companies with a positive working environment and high employee retention. Winners were chosen based on employee surveys. Also, May & Company’s H. Riley Nelson was named one of the journal’s Top 40 Hennessey, Thames & Under 40, which recognizes Leavitt, a Vicksburg insuryoung professionals. Nelson ance firm, has been awarded is a member of the American the Agency Excellence Award Institute of Certified Public by The Leavitt Group, an Accountants, the Missisorganization of independent sippi State University Warren insurance agencies. County Alumni Association The award, presented and the Vicksburg Catholic during the company’s annual RELEASE DATE—Sunday, May 30, 2010 Schools Alumni Association. conference in Las Vegas, is Nelson and his wife, Jennibased on client and employee fer, have a daughter. He is a surveys. member of St. Paul Catholic Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis John Hennessey and Don Church. 86 Cartridge 122 Country divided 13 Nixon chief of Thames 53 Straight 82 “Grey’sof the are co-owners the Top 40 contentsAlso receiving in 111-Across staff shooting, so to Anatomy” agency on Belmont Street. Under 40 designation was ES 88 Wedding notice 123 Lapel 14 Bedrock, e.g. speak settings, briefly word former Vicksburg attachment resident 15 Big Red 56 Gourmet 84 “For shame!”


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Officers, from front left, are Lynn Foley, past president; Michele Willis, vice president; Derek Adams, president; and Sabrina van den Nieuwboer, treasurer. On the back row,

from left, are Laura Beth Lyons, public relations special events chair; Brandy Boyd, membership chair; Lori Burke, nominating chair; and Diane Gawronski, programs chair.

Award for Outstanding Achievement in Equal Employment Opportunity. Hannon has been a committee member for the Affirmative Employment Program/EEO Committee. He has helped in the recruitment of minorities, women and the disabled. He is part of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service and, as a result, was promoted to director of regional business for the Corps’ Southwestern Division, Dallas. The MVD is responsible for the Corps’ water resources programs in a 370,000-square-mile area, extending from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and encompassing parts of 12 states. The MRC, headquartered in downtown Vicksburg at the MVD, oversees operations for the entire Mississippi River.


TOPIC SUNDAY, m ay 30, 2010 • SE C TION C

LOCAL EVENTS CALENDAR C2 | WEDDINGS C4 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

THIS & THAT from staff reports

Harmonica, guitar offered by SCHF The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation will present two music workshops this summer. A four-day harmonica workshop for youths and adults will be Tuesdays in July. Sherman Lee Dillon will instruct the course, which costs $50 per person and includes a harmonica. The workshop for ages 6 to 8 will be from 9 to 10 a.m.; from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 9 to 12; from 1 to 2 p.m. for ages 13 and older; and from 6 to 7 p.m. for adults. Also in July will be a four-day guitar blues basics workshop. Sessions will be from 6 to 8 p.m. July 1, 8, 15 and 22. Richard McComas will instruct. Cost is $100 for SCHF members and $115 for nonmembers, and includes handouts and a CD. Space is limited and reservations are required for each workshop. Call 631-2997 or e-mail for more information and registration.

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Extension Service to offer programs The Warren County Extension Service will offer two events in June. Both are free and will be at the Extension office, 1100C Grove St. How to Revive a Tired Lawn-Yard/Garden Design Basics, part of the First Tuesday Gardening series, is set for noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday. City of Vicksburg landscape architect Jeff Richardson will speak. Set for noon to 1 p.m. Thursday is QuickBites, an interactive video presentation. Mississippi State University florist manager Lynette McDougald will present “Something Old, Something New — Something Borrowed, Something Blue.” For more information, call 601-636-5442.

MSO tells plans for camp, concert The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Premier Orchestral Institute, a summer camp for string instrumentalists, MondayJune 5 in Madison. The six-day camp is open to strings players of all skill levels. Instructors include MSO’s concert mistress Marta Szlubowska, local strings teachers, and professors and instructors from the University of New Mexico, Northwest Florida State College, Weber State University in Utah and the University of Southern Mississippi. The camp will close with a concert at noon June 5. Cost is $250 per student, and scholarships are available. The camp will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic School, 308 New Mannsdale Road. For more information, call MSO director of education Alex Encinas at 601-960-1565 or e-mail him at Visit www.msorchestra. com or call 601-960-1565 for more information on the MSO.

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Doors painted by Cherie Thornhill’s students dry outside the Perkins Door Museum, located on Main Street in Lake Providence.

Briarfield teacher opening doors through the art realm

Cherie Thornhill talks about her students and their art.

LAKE PROVIDENCE — “It’s just another canvas,” is the way Cherie Thornhill described a recent art endeavor by some of her students at Briarfield Academy in Lake Providence. There are 11 canvases, not just one — and they’re large, about 3 feet wide and 7 feet tall. And they’re not even canvas or cloth, they’re metal. The gallery is the Perkins Door Museum on Main



Street in the northeast Louisiana town. The only criterion was that each painting had to have a Louisiana theme. Some look much like the shore-

line along the lake from which the town got its name. Others depict crayfish, deer, a pelican, the Saints, catfish, a sailboat and Mardi Gras masks, along with docks, flowers and cypress trees. Of course there’s a fleur-de-lis. The colors are bright and vivid, but before those oilbased hues could be applied there was a lot of cleaning to be done. See Doors, Page C2.


Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

Kentucky artist’s clay creations headed to MC gallery An exhibit by Kentucky artist Jana John will be featured at Mississippi College’s Gore Galleries this summer. John’s Clay Explorations will be on display June 25-Aug. 6, with an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. June 27. John is a features assistant at Louisville’s CourierJournal and co-owner of the Gallery Janjobe. She is a member of the Louisville Artisans Guild, Mississippi Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, and the American Craft Council. The gallery, located on the Clinton campus, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. TuesdayThursday and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Admission is free. Call 601-925-7770 or e-mail

Potts Camp gearing up for annual picnic The fifth annual North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic has been set for the end of June. The two-day music festival will be from 3 p.m. to midnight June 25 and from 10:30 a.m. to midnight June 26 at Potts Camp, off Mississippi 349 in Marshall County. Entertainers will include bluesman and festival founder Kenny Brown, Duwayne Burnside, The North Mississippi All-Stars, Jimbo Mathus, Rising Star Fife and Drum Band. A music workshop led by Brown will be June 24. Cost is $100, plus fees. Festival tickets are $25 to $65, plus fees, and are available at

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Audubon club sets June nature events

Alabama member to play at Harlow’s

The Jackson Audubon Society will host two events in June. A monthly bird walk, led by experienced JAS birders, will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park, 115 Lakeland Terrace, Jackson. The park entry fee is $3 per car. A wildflower/birding field trip will be June 19 at Harrell Prairie Hill at Bienville National Forest in Forest. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. at the Pearl Cracker Barrel, off Interstate 20 at exit 48, near the Bass Pro Shop. The free field trip will be led by a botanist from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and a member of Audubon Mississippi. For more information, call 601-956-7444 or visit www.

Harlow’s Casino Resort Hotel in Greenville will present a June 25 concert by Jeff Cook and the Allstar Goodtime Band. Cook is a Jeff member of Cook Alabama, a Grammy-winning country group. He is part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a CMA Artist of the Decade recipient. Opening for Cook will be the Trey Hawkins Band. Tickets are $10 with a Delta rewards casino card. The casino is located at 4280 Harlows Blvd. Call 866-524-5825 or visit www.harlowscasino. com.

Dream Home raffle closes this evening

McAllister’s charity sets fundraiser The Catch 22 Foundation, a charity founded by former New Orleans Saints and Ole Miss player Deuce Deuce McAllister, McAllister will host a dinner in July honoring the retiring football player. Celebrating A Saint will be from 6 to 10 p.m. July 9 at The Jackson Convention Center, 105 E. Pascagoula St.

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Kentucky artist Jana John holds one of her pieces, from John’s Clay Explorations, that will be on display at Mississippi College’s Gore Galleries this summer. Cost has not been set. Proceeds will benefit the organization. Corporate sponsorships are being sought. McAllister played football at Ole Miss, and was drafted by the Saints in 2001. He retired this year, after the Saints won the Super Bowl. Call 601-665-3147 or e-mail

Ole Miss author set for lecture The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation of the University of Mississippi will host a free reading and lecture by Alex Heard, an author and editorial director of Outside magazine. Heard, author of “The Eyes

of Willie McGee: A Tragedy of Race, Sex, and Secrets in the Jim Crow South,” will discuss events surrounding the 1940s case that inspired his book at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the Overby Center Auditorium on campus. Heard, a Mississippi native and Ole Miss alumnus, has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post,

Raffle tickets for the St. Jude Dream Home will be available until 4 p.m. today. Tickets are $100. The raffle will be shown at 5 this evening on WLBT, local cable Channel 3. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The $550,000 home, built by Brian Burkley of Deep South Custom Homes, is located in the Arbor Landing Community in Brandon. Visit or call 800-371-6789.

local events & ENTERTAINMENT Memorial Day Weekend Today: Until 3 p.m., Military Through The Ages at Vicksburg National Military Park; Monday: 10 a.m., Parade of Veterans along Washington Street; 11 a.m., memorial service at City Auditorium; 12:30 p.m., wreath-laying ceremony at the National Cemetery at military park, motorcade to the cemetery by way of Fort Hill Drive; 7 p.m., American Wind Symphony Orchestra at City Front.

Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen pageant 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; tickets: $50 for all three nights, $20 each for Thursday and Friday and $25 for Saturday; City Auditorium; or 601-638-6746.

Before You Exit concert 8 p.m. Monday; Vicksburg Convention Center, sponsored by Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen pageant, $10 in advance at downtown shops, $12 at door, proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network.

Holt Collier Mississippi Bear Hunt Memorial Singing

a.m. June 7-8; ages 3-5; Kathy Gibson, instructor; $20 per child, includes supplies and snack; Multicultural Arts Camp: 8 a.m.noon June 21-25; ages 6-12; Kathy Gibson and Tracy Gardner, instructors; $50, includes supplies, materials, snack; Beginners stained glass workshop: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and June 8,15 and 22; the Rev. Mark Bleakley, instructor; $160 for members and $170 for nonmembers; Photography workshop: 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 13 and 20; Ron Klages, instructor; $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers; bring film, camera and batteries; Beginners lace workshop: 9 a.m.-noon July 24 and 31; Leslie Tedder, instructor; $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers, bring 135 yards of DK weight yarn and size 6 knitting needles.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild “Gold in the Hills”: July 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31; Fairy Tale Theatre: June 24-27; all events at Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m., Sunday shows at 2; $12 for adults, $10 for 55 and older, $5 for 12 and younger; 601636-0471 or


Until 2 this afternoon; Old Court House Museum, 1008 Cherry St.; free.

Steve Yates: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, “Morkan’s Quarry”; Allie Povall: 4 p.m. June 8; “The Time of Eddie Noel”; Lorelei Books, 1103 Washington St.; 601-634-8624 or •

Faith Fest

LD’s Kitchen 1111 Mulberry St., 601-636-9838

7 to 10 p.m. Friday at River Stage Plaza, Crawford and Washington streets; free, but donations to charity accepted; 601-2183578 or 601-218-3577.

Southern Cultural Heritage Center Reservations required for each event: 601-631-2997 or info@; Ballroom dance lessons: 5-7 tonight; the salsa; 5-7 p.m. June 13 and 27; the east coast swing; James Frechette, instructor; $20 per person; Knitting 101: 9 a.m.noon Saturday and June 12; Leslie Tedder, instructor; $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers; bring size 11 knitting needles, Redheart acrylic yarn and a row counter; Jumpstart Art: 8-11

• 8:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday — Central Mississippi Blues Society Band, local artists; free. • 7 p.m. each first and third Tuesday — Soul Idenatee and Sounds Unlimited; call for cover.

Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St. 601-638-1000,

• Party Planet— Variety; Friday and Saturday at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free. • Dr. Zarr’s Funkmonster — Variety/funk; June 11-12 at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free. • Brian McKnight — R&B; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Bottleneck Blues Bar; tickets on sale June 7, $50-$60; must be 21.

DiamondJacks Casino, 3990 Washington St. 601-636-5700, • Willie Clayton — R&B; 7 tonight; tickets: $30.

Eddie Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company 1100 Washington St., 601-638-1571 • 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays — Open mic. • 8 p.m. Thursday — Blue Triangle; free. • 10 p.m. Friday — Mark Doyle, $5. • 10 p.m. Saturday — Mayhem String Band, call for cover.

Jacques’ Cafe at Battlefield Inn 4137 N. Frontage Road, 601-638-5811 • 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday — Karaoke in the lounge; free. • 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Richard Ahlvin; call for cover.

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grounds. The designs and scenes are the works of Aryn Brown, Sara Jo Brown, Ridge Creech, Katie Frith, Kaylyn Hernandez, Samantha Patrick, Mary Roland, Sha’Nikqua Ward and Tyeeta Williams. Cherie grew up in West Carroll Parish, and lives on the farm her family has owned for over a century. She and her husband raise horses and cattle. She earned a degree in journalism at Northeast in Monroe, and returned for a second degree in English with a minor in art. She did all the work for a master’s in counseling with a major in psychology — except write her thesis,

Cherie believes that talent can be natural — or it can be acquired — for “it’s like any other subject. It just takes practice to perfect it. One has to have an interest in art, be willing to devote time to it, and be willing to practice, practice, practice. The more one works, the better one gets.” She starts her students with pencil, then goes to charcoal, color pencil, watercolor, pen and ink, then oils. “I really have some talented students,” she said. “Most of them came into my classroom saying, ‘I can’t even draw a stick man.’ I told them what I tell my classes each year: ‘You may not be

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Doors Continued from Page C1. Then the metal was primed, much like the floodwall murals in Vicksburg. Painting on the doors was not easy, Cherie said, and the students did preliminary sketches with grease pencils after the backgrounds were applied because they could be easily wiped off. Once the paintings were finished — and it took a long time to dry — they were sealed with clear varnish. In most cases, Cherie said, the students mixed the colors; they didn’t just come straight out of a can. The doors look like they might have come from a motel, Cherie said, “and my students had to paint around

handles and peep holes.” The paintings were completed in early May, and Cherie said it began with Lynn Thom, a math teacher at Briarfield, who asked her about getting students to get involved in the project. Evelyn Kelly, who had the inspiration for the display “to help pretty up the town,” had the doors. Right now, they’re leaning against the walls, but Pete Peterson plans to hang them for permanent display. Nine students participated “because I offered them bonus points,” Cherie joked, but she thinks all had a good time, and each signed his work. Several helped clean, prime and paint back-

“when I found out it would be only $30 difference in my salary, and I just didn’t see it.” Besides, she said, she was expecting her first (and only) child. She taught at Pioneer (her alma mater), at Kilbourne and at Oak Grove before retiring after 33 years. “I retired, but I didn’t stop,” she said, for she went right on over to Lake Providence and Briarfield Academy, “where there are small classes, no tension, and the state doesn’t tell you what you have to do or what you have to teach. Any teacher who stays in it after they retire has got to love what they do.”

good at everything, or even like everything, but there will be something that I teach that you will do well.’ All anyone has to do is go and view their work.” What’s next? “I think I’ve knocked a domino over,” Cherie said, “because now they’re talking about painting a mural at the school next year.” She also mentioned painting benches because, “I like hands-on art. You do, you create.” But, she laughingly added: “I may have created a monster.” •

Gordon Cotton is an author and historian who lives in Vicksburg.

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3-D entering new dimension as viewers’ expectations rise film

By Jake Coyle AP entertainment writer NEW YORK — With “Avatar” now out of theaters, the industrywide 3-D juggernaut is itself entering another dimension. The immense box-office success of James Cameron’s sci-fi epic proved the considerable draw of 3-D, and subsequent 3-D releases benefited from the buzz. But the next wave of 3-D films — though still good bets for continued fortune — may not have it so easy. Moviegoers, warming to technical terms like “convergence” and “stereospace,” have become more cognizant of the difference between good and bad 3-D. Critics have weighed in on its shortcomings. And the general aura of novelty was never going to last forever. “People are definitely starting to see the difference,” said Jon Chu, director of “Step Up 3-D.” “All these people putting Hollywood in check on why we’re doing 3-D, why we’re raising prices, I think it’s a good thing for the art because it makes sure everyone is using 3-D for the right reasons.” The next 3-D release will be “Shrek Forever After” (May 21), the fourth installment of the animated franchise from DreamWorks. Six 3-D films will arrive this summer, including the animated films “Toy Story 3” (from Pixar) and Universal’s “Despicable Me.” Despite the feeble history of 3-D, Hollywood has told us that this time is different, that 3-D will soon take its place alongside sound and color as technological advancements that have become the norm. There are few signs to contradict that forecast, but the environment awaiting the coming 3-D films has changed. Two of the top three post“Avatar” 3-D releases — “Alice in Wonderland” and, especially, “Clash of the Titans” — were disparaged for their poor 3-D. Each was originally shot in 2-D and converted to 3-D in post-production. And the most influential film critic in the land, Roger Ebert, made his strongest denunciation yet of 3-D. In a recent Newsweek article,

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A scene from “Toy Story 3.” “Why I Hate 3-D (And You Should Too),” Ebert wrote: “Our minds use the principle of perspective to provide the third dimension. Adding one artificially can make the illusion less convincing.” Taken together, these events don’t constitute a backlash, only the hints of one. After all, “Alice” earned $879 million worldwide at the box office and “Clash” took in $427 million. Seemingly sensing a threat to 3-D’s image, Cameron and Dreamworks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg — the two most prominent 3-D evangelists — have publicly chastised “Clash of the Titans” and hasty 2-D conversions. Katzenberg recently told Variety that Hollywood is at “a genuine crossroads” and that substandard conversions like that of Warner Bros.’ “Titans” “snookered” audiences, jeopardizing 3-D’s long-term growth. More films like “Titans,” Katzenberg said, will result in a backlash: “It will be a whiplash. They will walk away

A scene from “Shrek Forever After” from this so fast.” If Hollywood executives normally admonished each other for bad movies, they would run out of breath. But Katzenberg has been especially vocal because he recognizes the current situation is fragile — and that there’s a lot riding on it. Alexandre Aja, director of

the upcoming horror flick “Piranha 3-D” from the Weinstein Co., says he and the studio made the decision to shoot in 2-D and later convert the film to give more flexibility while shooting. He maintains that conversion can work if enough time is taken in the painstaking process of

rotoscoping — tracing each image to add dimension. “‘Clash’ could have been a great conversion if they had more time,” said Aja, breaking from the editing room and sounding somewhat haggard from his own “very long, long, long” process of conversion. He’s currently two months

in and expects to be working right up until the movie’s August release. Aja also said it’s far better to know in advance that you’ll later be converting to 3-D: “During the shooting, we did a lot of things to get that process a little more technically accurate and to get ready for that final conversion.” Studios are remaking their entire production pipelines to benefit from the popularity and premium ticket prices of 3-D films — generally about $3 more than regular tickets. Following dwindling DVD revenues and increased competition from home entertainment, Hollywood sees 3-D as the revolution it desperately needed to galvanize the theatrical experience. But the infrastructure isn’t yet fully established. Theaters equipped for 3-D continue to be added, but 3-D televisions and DVD players are in their infancy. “Avatar” may be the biggest box-office success of all time ($2.7 billion worldwide), but for now, it’s only available in 2-D on DVD. Yet despite the inevitable growing pains, it does feel like 3-D ubiquity is coming. Few days go by without the announcement of some new 3-D endeavor, including recent offerings from such disparate media companies as ESPN, Nintendo and Playboy. Whether the next crop of 3-D movies — from “Shrek” to “Tron Legacy” — will continue to wow audiences will go a long way to determining if the new 3-D is here to stay, or yet another three-dimensional fad. At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Tim Burton (who directed “Alice in Wonderland” and is a festival juror) said expectations should be measured. “People like to say, ‘Oh, this is the way.’ To me, it’s another tool. It’s like using color or sound or whatever,” said Burton. “I think too much is placed upon that as becoming the be-all and end-all — you know, saving the world and the economy. I think it’s best to keep it as another tool that is sometimes fun and useful to deal with.”

‘Airbender,’ ‘Prince of Persia’ were whitewashed, critics say ‘It’s not only insulting to Persians, it’s also insulting to white people. It’s saying white people can’t enjoy movies unless the protagonist is white.’

By Deepti Hajela The Associated Press NEW YORK — The hopes of many are resting on the shoulders of 12-year-old Aang. Ever since he first came out of a block of ice in the Nickelodeon cartoon series “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” the other tribes in his fictional, Asianinspired world saw Aang and his power over the elements as their last chance for peace after a century of conflict. Now Paramount Pictures and director M. Night Shyamalan also have high hopes for Aang: that he will attract audiences to see their big-screen — and big budget — version of “The Last Airbender,” opening July 2. Yet fans of the original TV series say whatever hopes they had for the live-action movie have been dashed by what is known as “whitewashing” — the selection of white actors to fill the main hero roles instead of the people of color they say the source material requires. “To take this incredibly loved children’s series, and really distort not only the ethnicity of the individual characters but the message of acceptance and cultural diversity that the original series advocated, is a huge blow,” said Michael Le of, a fan site calling for a boycott of the martial-arts fantasy. Paramount defends the film’s casting, noting more than half of the credited speaking roles were filled by people of color. “Night’s vision of ‘The Last Airbender’ includes a large and ethnically diverse cast that represents cultures from around the world,” Paramount said in a statement.

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Gemma Arterton and Jake Gyllenhaal in “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”

Dev Patel in “The Last Airbender” That doesn’t impress the movie’s critics, who claim most of that diversity is found among secondary characters and background extras. They say “Airbender” casting is just the latest example of a long history in Hollywood of demeaning people of color — from having white actors in makeup portray minorities to sidelining them in secondtier roles to replacing them entirely, as they say is the case with “Airbender.”

They point to examples like the 2008 film “21,” which was based on a book inspired by the true-life story of a mostly AsianAmerican group of card players, yet was cast with mostly white actors in the main roles. They also note this weekend’s release of “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” a live-action adaptation of a video game that stars white actor Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role instead of an actor with a Middle Eastern background.

“This part really needed to go to someone who’s Persian,” said Jehanzeb Dar, a blogger and independent filmmaker who is a fan of the video game but has no intention of supporting the movie. “It’s not only insulting to Persians, it’s also insulting to white people. It’s saying white people can’t enjoy movies unless the protagonist is white,” he said. Disney did not return an e-mail asking for comment on the casting. “It becomes very clear that it’s part of the historical pattern of Hollywood and it’s not an isolated incident and it’s not because they happen to be fictional characters,” Le said. “It’s because this is the standard procedure for Hollywood films, and it really shouldn’t be. It’s 2010.” But 2010 is also a time of huge stakes in the movie business — when only a small fraction of the films that are released make the vast majority of the industry’s profits, said economics professor Arthur De Vany, author or “Hollywood Economics: How Extreme Uncertainty Shapes the Film Industry.” Because of the financial risk, studios try to control anything that goes into a movie before its release in an effort to maximize box office receipts — from the storyline to the cast to the marketing, De Vany explained. During the era of segregation in this country, Hollywood rou-

tinely considered race when making and releasing a film. For example, actress Lena Horne, who died May 9 at 92, saw her parts in movies cut out when those films were shown in the South. Over time, “it’s what has become habitual practice,” said Chon Noriega, professor of cinema and media studies at UCLA. “I think it’s the default setting and it takes a conscious choice to change,” he said. “Airbender’s” creators, Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, have said they purposely chose to base their cartoon in an Asian-inspired setting as opposed to a European one, incorporating different kinds of martial arts, as well as other cultural elements like Chinese calligraphy. At least some of the main characters were drawn as people of color. Yet when it came time to cast the movie, unknown Noah Ringer was picked to play Aang. Nicola Peltz was chosen to play Katara, the girl who finds Aang in the ice, and “Twilight” actor Jackson Rathbone was named for the role of Sokka, Katara’s brother. Jesse McCartney was originally slated to play the anti-hero Zuko, but dropped out due to scheduling reasons and was replaced by Dev Patel of “Slumdog Millionaire.” That the initial casting had four white actors in the main roles, and that the three heroes are still all played by whites, is

an outrage, said Guy Aoki of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans. “It speaks volumes when the initial casting decision was to cast four white leads,” he said. “For them to be comfortable with that ... it’s embarrassing, it says a lot about their attitudes.” Le said has organized a letter-writing campaign to Paramount, but has received no response. Aoki said his organization had sent a letter asking for a meeting, but was ignored until filming had already started. The group met later with Paramount president Adam Goodman, who offered a prescreening. But that hasn’t happened yet, Aoki said, even though Paramount has expressed confidence that people will embrace the film once they see it. “The filmmaker’s interpretation reflects the myriad qualities that have made this series a global phenomenon,” Paramount said in its statement. Yet Harvard journalism instructor Martha Nichols said that while there are times when the case can be made for a movie to change something from the source material, this isn’t one of them. She’s the mother of an adopted 8-yearold Asian boy who is a big fan of the cartoon series, in part because of its homage to Asian cultures and characters. The moviemakers “seem to have no clue that there’s this huge fan base of young AsianAmericans who were delighted to see themselves” on screen,” said Nichols, who blogs at Athena’s Head.


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Amanda Odom Engaged to marry Jeremy Wilkins

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Matthew Gordon The bride is the former Carla Michelle Caison

Odom to wed Wilkins June 11 in Maryland Amanda Odom of Huntingtown, Md., and Jeremy Wilkins of Tallulah are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The wedding will be June 11, 2010, at The Pointe at Broomes Island, Md. A reception will follow. All relatives and friends are invited to attend a reception at the First United Methodist Church of Tallulah from 2 until 4 p.m. July 24. Miss Odom is the daughter of Rona Fox and Pat Odom of Huntingtown. She is the granddaughter of Diane and Todd Hays and Louise Odom and the late William Odom, all of Dunkirk, Md. Mr. Wilkins is the son of Julie and Jimmy Wilkins of Tallulah. He is the grandson of Lavern Fielder and the late Jack Fielder of Newton, Texas,

and the late Eula and Luke Wilkins of Tallulah. The bride-elect is a graduate of Calvert High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Shepherd University, where she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority. Miss Odom is a registered nurse at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. The prospective groom is a graduate of Tallulah Academy. He is pursuing an associate degree in homeland security from the College of Southern Maryland. Mr. Wilkins is a senior airman in the U.S. Air Force, 11th Security Forces Squadron, Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.

Cindy May Causey Engaged to marry James Carr Tilton

Causey to wed Tilton in Oregon on June 16 Mr. and Mrs. Fred Causey of Vicksburg announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Cindy May, to James Carr Tilton of Aloha, Ore. Mr. Tilton is the son of Donald and Joyce Tilton of Cornelius, Ore., and Kitty and Thomas Harmon of Portland, Ore. The bride-elect is a graduate of Warren Central High School and attended college in Utah. She has worked as a nanny, teacher’s aide and certified nursing assistant. The prospective groom is a graduate of Columbia River

High School in Vancouver, Wash., and received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Portland. He is a software engineer for Intel Corp. Vows will be exchanged June 16, 2010, at the Portland, Ore., Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lake Oswego, Ore. Receptions in their honor will be held June 19 in Vicksburg and June 26 in Aloha. Following a honeymoon cruise to Alaska, the couple will make their home in Aloha.

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• Tramain Luster and Rhonda Jones announce the birth of a 6-pound, 7-ounce daughter, Mariah Gabrielle Luster, on May 5, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Shirley and Andrew Hyder and Janette and Troy Luster.

• Larry Davis Jr. and ShaCorey Williams announce the birth of a 6-pound son, Landyn Anthony Davis, on May 5, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Montoya and John Parson, the late Fredrick Freeman and Larry and Tiffany Davis.

• Alton R. Bell and April L. Myles announce the birth of a 7-pound, 14-ounce Ray’darius Ke’Shun, on May 6, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparent is Sammie Lee Jones.

at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Tim and Laquitta Smith of Wiggins. Paternal grandparents are Stanley and Beth Porter of Vicksburg.

• LaKelia Smith announces the birth of a 5-pound, 11-ounce son, Dalen J’Shun Smith, on May 7, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are George Sr. and Lizzie Smith. The baby is welcomed by a brother, Amarrious Parker.

• Detriche D. Butler and Lucy A. Branch announce the birth of a 6-pound, 2-ounce daughter, Detrianna Ladajah Butler, on May 7, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Asyline W. Branch and the late Freddie L. Branch, Debra Butler and Charles Patterson.

• Michael D. and Diane M. Warfield announce the birth of a 6-pound, 3-ounce daughter, Aryn MaKayla, on May 8, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Jesse R. Warfield Sr. and Gladys Warfield of Vicksburg; George and Rosemary Jackson of Kenosha, Wis.; and Vogel and Carla Banks of St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. and Mrs. George Lee of Hattiesburg and William King Caison of Tampa, Fla., announce the marriage of their daughter, Carla Michelle Caison, to Jeffery Matthew Gordon. Mr. Gordon is the son of C. Jeff Gordon and Mr. and Mrs. Pete J. Montalbano Jr., all of Vicksburg. The bride is the granddaughter of Frances Martin of Hattiesburg and the late Donald Martin and the late Mr. and Mrs. Al Caison, all of Hattiesburg. The groom is the grandson of Omega Gordon of Clinton and the late Charles B. Gordon of Vicksburg and Grace Meadows of Byram and the late Millard C. Meadows of Jackson. The bride and groom were married in a private ceremony May 5, 2010, in Tallahassee,

Fla. A reception was held at the bride’s home in Hattiesburg. A wedding reception will be held in Vicksburg at a later date. The bride is a graduate of Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in therapeutic recreation from the University of Southern Mississippi and is pursuing a degree in nursing at Florida State University. The groom is a graduate of Vicksburg High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in fine arts and sculpture from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art from Florida State University. He is an adjunct professor at Florida State University.

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Vernon E. Montgomery and Josephine L. Warren announce the birth of a 7-pound daughter, Alyssa Renae Montgomery, on April 21, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Velma Marie Warren, Mark Taylor, Alyssa Renae Montgomery and Vernon “Ricky” Luckett.

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Nancy Ballard

Sam Andrews of Vicksburg spotted this hopping fellow along Union Avenue in the Vicksburg National Military Park.

Joyce Bowman

Nancy Ballard of Vicksburg was in Louisiana when she spotted three fox pups and their mother, all of whom unabashedly went near humans, even at feeding time.

Brenda Roberts

Joyce Bowman showed up with a camera at just the right time of day to catch this striped day lily in full bloom in her Vicksburg yard.

Brenda Roberts caught a baby thrasher crying out for food from its mother in their nest in a rose bush in her yard in Vicksburg.

GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT! The Vicksburg Post will accept for publication photos submitted by readers. The photos should be current and of interest to the public, either because of their subject matter or their oddity, or the photographic skill shown. These are the criteria that will be used in determining which photos will be published. Submitted photos should be accompanied by complete caption information and include a phone number for the photographer, which will not be published. Photos may be submitted electronically at, in person at Post Plaza or by mail to The Vicksburg Post, News photos, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

Turn your trash into cash with “The Classified Factory”. To place your ad in the Classifieds call 601-636-SELL!

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What time should I receive my newspaper? What is the price of my subscription? Who is my carrier? What is my carrier’s phone number and address? How do I sign up for Easy Pay? Can I pay the office in advance? Call the Circulation Department at 601-636-4545 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Holidays 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. and give our customer service skills a test.

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needs Work Oriented Person for position in professional office. Unlimited potential, benefits, great work environment! Please mail detailed resume to: Dept. 3724, The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

GUEST SERVICES SUPERVISOR • One (1) yr of slot or casino marketing exp preferred • One (1) yr of supervisory / managerial exp preferred • MS Gaming License Required

EXPERIENCED DEALERS • Must have experience dealing Craps, Blackjack & Roulette • MS Gaming License Required

Candidates who submitted an application more than 90 days ago should complete a new application. If you want to be part of the excitement and are an experienced customer service professional, download an application at and click on “work for us” or stop by our Human Resources office at 200 Warrenton Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 (next to Waffle House & Days Inn) Monday-Friday 9:00am–4:00 pm


“Not The Same Old Team” EOE / DRUG FREE


Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Price $139,500 212 Wells Road

118 Woodstone YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS SHOWPLACE! 4 BR/2.5B, spacious dining room, beautiful kitchen totally updated w/granite, stainless appl. Fabulous outdoor entertaining area with kidney shaped pool, hot tub, landscaping.

120 Clifton Dr. NEW CONSTRUCTION, HALEY'S POINT SUBDIVISION PICK YOUR COLORS! Affordable luxury with 3 Bedroom 2 Bath, dining, living, fenced back.

1005 Main Street

1104 Monroe Street

This refurbished 10 Unit Corporate The Steigleman Home built in 1840 was Apartment complex is built of Solid Brick renovated in 2000 and is a perfect setting & has 12 ft ceilings. It is in the historic for a Bed & Breakfast or family home. district of Vicksburg with beautiful views Beautiful hardwood floors, 12' ceilings, a of the River & Old Courthouse. Complex is gated & has a private courtyard for grand 3 story staircase, formal living & dining room. Large,fabulous bedrooms. A relaxing or grilling. There is a Seperate Laundry Facility. There are 6 One grand foyer that welcomes you. 2 large Bedroom Apt. and 4 Studio apt. covered back porches lend a stunning An additional lot w/ workshop/heat view of the River. Beautiful! A/C.included.


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The Vicksburg Post

Private, Secluded, yet Convenient Hilltop Location just east of Hwy 61 N and just north of the turn to Oak Ridge Road. 1 Acre, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Den, Inside Laundry, Fireplace, 3 Storage Buildings, Established Lawn and Gardens--All Meticulously Maintained. Seller anxious for a quick sale.




601-634-8303 Office 601-218-8201 Mobile

1022 Monroe St. • Vicksburg, MS 39183-2552


BETH MAZZANTI & Coldwell Banker All Stars 601-634-8928 or 601-218-2489

Discover a new world of opportunity with The Vicksburg Post Classifieds.

FREE GOURDS! Various shapes and sizes. Call 601638-7624. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation. KITTIES FREE TO GOOD HOMES! 3 tabbies, 3 months old. 5 tabbies and a Siamese, 5 months old. Call 601-415-4569, if no answer, please leave message.

05. Notices Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests

Home for Sale? Show it to the world at

& Coldwell Banker All Stars

Marianne May Jones



Lovely Home in The Trace, Features include 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1983 SF, Split Plan, Large Family Room with Tray Ceiling, Recessed Lighting and Gas Fireplace, Formal Dining, Open Floor Plan, Large Kitchen with Custom Cabinets, Bar and Breakfast Area, Spacious Laundry, New Paint!

COLDWELL BANKER ALL STARS PRICE REDUCED to $398, 000! Prestigious Acadia Hills home on Country Club Golf Course. Open floor plan w/custom woodwork throughout! Gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, master suite + 2nd bdrm, & office downstairs. Two more bdrms & 2nd den upstairs. Front and back porches, 3 car garage, outdoor waterfall, & workshop


2735 Washington Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • 601-638-6243

02. Public Service


109 Maison Rue

New Price!

Remodeled within past 5 years. 2492 Sq. Ft. plus finished basement. Unfinished basement 257 SF. Entrance from Monroe & Walnut Streets. 16 Parking spaces. OWNER WILL CONSIDER A LEASE.

Beverly McMillin


721 Lake Forest Drive $159,500

420 Lake Forest 5 bedrooms, 3 baths over 2600 sq ft. New addition with incredible master suite. $ 219,900.

David Mitchell McMillin Real Estate

PRESENTS The 3 bedroom 2 bath home is spacious with large rooms & an additional sun room that runs across the back of the home which gives additional living space. The shaded back yard is fenced and perfect for children & animals!

6207 Indiana Ave. Brick 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with new laminate floors in Oak Park S/D. Great backyard with covered patio, privacy fenced and workshop.

05. Notices Is the one you love hurting you? Call

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

05. Notices ONE DAY COIN show. Vicksburg Battlefield Inn. June 5. 9am- 5pm. Sponsored by Vicksburg Coin Club. Information 601-6381195.

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

06. Lost & Found $200 REWARD LOST small (2 ½ pounds) Black and White Female Fox Terrier. Near Mosswood Country Club. Highway 61 South of Port Gibson. Wearing small pink collar. 601-4375920 or 601-660-7428.

Discover a new world of o p p o rt u n it y w it h

FOUND! MEN'S STAINLESS STEEL wedding ring. Please call with description, 601-636-8886, leave message.

FOUND! SET OF KEYS. Found intersection of Mission 66 and Clay Street. 601-631-0980, 601-415-7397. 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 MISSING FROM WARRIORS Trail/ Highway 27 area. Small Female Dachshund. Blue eyes. Dappled colored. If found $200 REWARD! Call 601966-1619 or 601-529-3943.

CALL 601-636-SELL

T h e Vi c k s b u r g P o s t C l a s s i f i e d s .

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06. Lost & Found

07. Help Wanted




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

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

PATIENT’S CHOICE MEDICAL CENTER has immediate openings for • LPN (PRN) • RN (Full Time) Please contact Debora Greer DON at 601-437-5141 ext. 230 Classifieds Really Work!

TRUCK DRIVER needed for delivery of storage containers. Must have minimum Class A License. Apply in person @ Sheffield Rentals 1255 Hwy. 61 S. Vicksburg, MS

DRIVERS NEEDED!! 1-877-285-8621 CALL M - F 8am-5pm

07. Help Wanted CONFEDERATE RIDGE APARTMENTS now accepting applications for Certified HVAC maintenance person. Experience is a must! Call 601-638-0102, for information.

DUE TO INCREASED business, an Experienced Service Technician position is now open at Vicksburg Honda. Must have own tools. Contact George at 601-636-1800 for interview.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

07. Help Wanted JOURNEYMAN PLUMBERS:COMMERCIAL experience. Minimum 5 years. License preferred. Benefits offered, Pay DOE. Call MDES for appointment, 662-321-5441. 212 St. Paul St., Pearl, MS 39208. Ivey Mechanical Company, AA/EOE

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

07. Help Wanted

(non-medical facility)

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


601-638-7000 9 TO 5 MON.- FRI. 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. GARAGE SALE, HAWKINS United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry, Saturday, June 5th, 7am- until, come out and find a bargain! All proceeds to benefit 2010 Mexico Mission Team trip.

07. Help Wanted

Be a Part of A Growing Entertainment Company. Under new management,


Tropicana Entertainment Inc. River Region Health System is seeking FULL TIME POSITIONS ❥ Director of Casino Operations ❥ Security Officer ❥ Maintenance Person ❥ IT Manager ❥ Food Server PART TIME POSITIONS ❥ Housekeeper ❥ Food Server ❥ Cashier Benefits Include 401K, Health, Medical, Dental, Vision, Company paid uniforms, employee meals. If interested in this position, please fax your Resume to Human Resources at 601-630-2026, or apply online at

a Controller for our Accounting department. A Masters degree in accounting, at least five years hospital accounting experience, and Excel expertise is strongly preferred. Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills are a must.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits. If you are interested in working with an exciting and growing organization, please apply on line @ EOE

Send a loving message to your Dad for Father’s Day! On Sunday, June June 20th, 21st, we will have a “Father’s Day Card” in the Classified Section of The Vicksburg Post. Cost is $1 per word and $10 per picture. Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!!! Deadline is Tuesday, JJune une 15th 16th at 3pm. Bring your message and/or photo to the Classifieds desk at: 1601-F North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 601-636-SELL (7355)

The Vicksburg Post

Sunday, May 30, 2010


Willie J. Hunter

Roosevelt (Tenine) Darden, Sr.

Pvt. Ashton Everett

Ethel Hunter

US Army Reserve Ft. Leonardwood, MO

US Army Drill Sergeant

SGT Brian A. Littlejohn

M. Kyle Matteson

John McBroom

US Army - South Korea Rifle Sharpshooter

USMC Corp Optics Chief 2nd ANGLICO Camp LeJeune, NC

Airman US Air Force

Captain US Army

Spc. Daniel Justice

Vietnam Special Forces 1964/1966/1967/1968 Vietnam Infantry Cdr. 1970-1971

US Army 5th Signal Command Mannheim, Germany

Master Sgt. Hughie Lee Newman, Sr.

Robert F. Payne Captain

1967-1969 at Fort Ord, CA NATO Headquarters Europe


US Army Iraq

US Air Force Retired

Wichita Falls, TX

PFC Maverick Wigley US Army Ft. Richardson, AK Unit 425 HHC BSTB Afganistan

AUTUMN OAK TOWNHOUSES 4105 Clay Street Vicksburg, MS 601-636-2855 “Your Local Toyota Dealer”

Welcoming New Residents! Spacious 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units available for rent. Only $420 / $470 / $520 a month!



• 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units • Washer/Dryer connections available • Quiet Location


•Convenient Drive-thru Window •Fast, Friendly Service •Most Insurance Cards Accepted •Most Major Credit Cards Accepted •The Ability to add flavor to liquid medicine for kids! 1670 Hwy 61 N. Vicksburg, MS 601-631-6837 Monday-Friday 9am- 7 Saturday 9am- 3 Angela Daquilla, Rph

Michael Jones, Rph

l Lakesid e Living

*1,2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments *Beautifully Landscaped *Lake Surrounds Community *Pool *Fireplace *Spacious Floor Plans *High Speed Internet Available

601-629-6300 501 Fairways Drive, Vicksburg

A Tradition of Quality Service Since1935

Phone: 601-218-1800 Email: McMillin Real Estate & Appraisals

V VICKSBURG W WARREN CO. L LANDFILL 601-638-6245 Roll Off Containers •Demolition Services •Class 1 Rubbish Landfill Located at: 130 Hwy 80 Pit Road •Vicksburg, MS


Hollingsworth Builders


Licensed by the State of MS & The City of Vicksburg APPLIANCES•TELEVISION

2566 S. Frontage Rd., Suite C Vicksburg, MS 39180 Telephone: (601) 630-9966 Fax: (601) 636-1777


Wells & LaHatte Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm *Saturday 8:30am -1pm 601-636-5806 *919 Clay St *Vicksburg, MS

Specializing In: Remodeling, Additions, Storm & Fire Damage Repairs, Drainage & Erosion Control Johnny Sanders 601-629-7808


Sunday, May 30, 2010

07. Help Wanted Local Truck Drivers needed. Must apply in person. 1001 Haining Rd. Bring current CDL and health card.         

   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " QUALITY CONTROL. EARN up to $100 per day! Evaluate retail stores, training provided, no experience required. Call 877-6999772. QUALITY TRANSPORT INC. Regional drivers needed for bulk petroleum products. Must have Class a with X end. Good driving record required. Company paid health insurance, 401K, and other benefits. SIGN ON BONUS. New equipment. Call 800-7346570. REGIONAL FULL SERVICE beauty distributor. Needs motivated self starter for salon sales. Experience helpful. Will train. Send resume to fax: 318-325-0696. SMALL BUSINESS SUPPLIERS NEEDED. L.W. Matteson, Inc. is a Marine and Dredging contractor working on the Ouachita and Mississippi Rivers. We are currently seeking qualified Small Business vendors registered with the Federal Government in the areas of marine supplies, diesel fuel, hardware and/ or general supplies. Please contact our office at 319754-6705 or email All vendors must have a valid registration in the Federal Contractors Registry (CCR). THE CEDAR GROVE Missionary Baptist (MB) Church is currently seeking a full time Pastor to provide strong, visionary and spiritual leadership to the congregation and community. Please send your resume to P.O. Box 821373, Vicksburg Ms. 39182, Attention Pastor Search Committee.



CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT

10. Loans And Investments â&#x20AC;&#x153;WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.â&#x20AC;? 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.

11. Business Opportunities

14. Pets & Livestock

NEIGHBORHOOD GROCERY STORE for rent or lease. 601-218-9117 for more information.

FULL BLOODED RED nose Pitt Puppies. 6 Weeks. 8 Females.$200.All Red and White. 601-885-8860.

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

DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T SHOP...

Adopt Today!


Highway 61 South


Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.

43 dogs & puppies 41 cats & kittens

HAVE A HEART, SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS! Look for us on LAB PUPPIES. 3 male, 5 female. All chocolate. AKC 6 weeks on 6/5. 601-6368062 or 601-415-6278. CKC Shih tzus ready now. $250 and up. 318-2375156.

Foster a Homeless Pet!

11. Business Opportunities

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

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale Spring Into Savings at



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

17. Wanted To Buy

WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074.

Call the Shelter for more information.


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

VICKSBURG WARREN HUMANE SOCIETY Hwy 61 S. â&#x20AC;˘ 601-636-6631

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

15. Auction

POODLE PUPPIES. 3 jet black males, shots, wormed, 10 weeks old. 601636-4564, 601-415-1786.

11. Business Opportunities

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t send that lamp to the curb! Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light. 601636-SELL.

11. Business Opportunities

The Vicksburg Post

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

22. Musical Instruments

BLUE CLOTH LOVE seat and couch. $200 love seat and $300 couch. Good shape. 601-636-4961.

THE PET SHOP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pet Boutiqueâ&#x20AC;?

WEDDING DRESS. Strapless, size 8, ivory, comes with slip. $500. 601218-8583, leave message.

VARIOUS MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS for sale. 601831-8788 or 601-619-0279.

BRUNSWICK POOL TABLE with accessories, $2500. Calders Spa with cover, seats 6, $800. 601636-6602.

Bring Your Best Friend to our NEW LOCATION, 3508 South Washington Street Not so far, just 1 mile south of Belmont St. Same Great Pet Merchandise, Just More Room!

USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

FIREWOOD CITY Oak Firewood. Delivered, $90 load. 1/2 cord. Call 601-415-6326. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. GO GREEN! SAVE on gas! Increase gas mileage 7 percent 14 percent, for gas or diesel. Call for details, 601-629-6231.

WACKER 5600 WATT Commercial Generator. 11 horse power. $600 cash. 601-638-0066, 12 noon8pm.


24. Business Services


Cheapest Prices in Town STRICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SEAFOOD


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

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

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


MOTORIZED SCOOTER CHAIR. Good condition. Asking $500. 769-203-2630.


NEW, BOWLENS YARD TRACTOR, used twice. 42 inch cut, 15.5 horse power Briggs and Stratton engine. $700. 601-636-1861.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

PEAVY BASS AMP and Bass. $400. 601-661-6136.

â&#x20AC;˘ Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 â&#x20AC;˘ Social Seurity Disability â&#x20AC;˘ No-fault Divorce SAYING â&#x20AC;&#x153;SAYONARAâ&#x20AC;? TO your sound system? Let the classifieds give the lowdown on your hi-fi; like make, model, wattage, and when to call. Classified... fast-action results. 636-SELL.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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



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The Classified Marketplace... Where buyers and sellers meet.

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BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY Score A Bullseye With One Of These Businesses! â&#x20AC;˘ Glass

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Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement


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New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL New Construction & Remodeling

BUFORD Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing â&#x20AC;˘ Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental â&#x20AC;˘ Mud Jacking

River City Landscaping, LLC


Show Your Colors! Post Plaza


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

â&#x20AC;˘ Dozer / Trackhoe Work â&#x20AC;˘ Dump Truck â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ Bush Hogging â&#x20AC;˘ Box Blade â&#x20AC;˘ Demolition â&#x20AC;˘ Debris Removal â&#x20AC;˘ Lawn Maintenance â&#x20AC;˘ Deliver Dirt -13 yd. load $85 locally â&#x20AC;˘ Gravel â&#x20AC;˘ Sand â&#x20AC;˘ Rock Res. & Com. â&#x20AC;˘ Lic. & Ins. Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) 601-529-0894




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601.636.7843 â&#x20AC;˘ 601.529.5400 From small repair projects to home upgrades...Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!

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June 24, 2010

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The Vicksburg Post

Sunday, May 30, 2010


24. Business Services

29. Unfurnished Apartments

30. Houses For Rent

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

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

1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-1746.

BEAUTIFUL HOME ON Colonial Drive. 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATH. On quiet cul-de-sac. Fireplace. 2 Kitchens. Over 3,000 square feet. $1200 monthly. Call 601-831-4506.

1411 ELM STREET. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, central heat and air, new roof. $16,000. 601-529-5376.

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

BIDS ARE BEING Considered for home at 114 Hillside Circle. Bid period closes Friday June 11th, 2010. Call 601-636-2483 For Details.

ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response.

2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. 1214 Main Street, central air/ heat. $495 plus deposit. 601-831-1728.

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


J & H TREE SERVICES. Experienced, Licensed and Insured. Free estimates! Cut, trim, remove, no job too big or small. 601-4156074 or 601-618-0407

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

JOHNSON PAINTING AND MORE Interior & Exterior Painting, Faux Finishing, Staining, Sealing, Power-washing, Drywall & Minor Carpentry. 601-634-8709 (Hm) 601-415-8554 (Cell) River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

26. For Rent Or Lease DUPLEX-2 UNITS. Central air/ heat, tile flooring, 1 bath, 3 bedrooms, fenced backyard. $650. 601-218-4543. OFFICE WITH RECEPTION AREA for rent. Desk filing room. 800 square feet. 114 Monument Place. $700 monthly plus electricity. Gas and water paid. Not zoned for retail. Call Joey at 601529-6312. Rent or Lease this large family home. Fisher Ferry Road, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, bonus room, office. $1350 monthly, deposit/ references. 601-218-0214.

Spring Move-In Special • 1 & 2 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies • Utilities Paid No Utility Deposit Required to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos

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

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings


801 Clay Street • Vicksburg

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


30. Houses For Rent

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

118 WOODLAND DRIVE 2 bedroom 2 bath, sun room, screen porch. $850 monthly. 601-218-7449.

1 BEDROOM. FURNISHED, with utilities, washer/ dryer, wireless internet, cable, garage. $200 weekly. 601-638-1746.

3 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. Great city location, newly remodeled. $750 monthly plus deposit. 601-831-1728.

Classifieds Really Work!

34. Houses For Sale

LUXURY CORPORATE APARTMENT. Newly furnished 1 BR, hardwood floors, utilities, 12 ft ceilings, wireless Internet, cleaning (2x/ month). $900 mthly. 601-456-4398 662-822-9222

McMillin Real Estate

2104 BAKER STREET. 4 bedroom, 1.5 baths, newly renovated. Central air. $62,000. 601-529-5376.



33. Commercial Property 1713 CLAY STREET. 1,200+ square feet available/ office space. Call 601618-8659 or 601-429-5005. 1800 SQUARE FOOT on Highway 61 North. Close to River Region Hospital. 601-218-2582.


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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent


I-20 AREA. 2,000 square feet. Commercial. Call 601-218-9631. MODERN OFFICE SUITE NEAR CORPS Museum. Kitchenette, shower, Wi-Fi, parking, 600 square feet. $495. 601-529-6093.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

34. Houses For Sale

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

455 DOGWOOD LAKE DRIVE. By owner. Custom built, 4000 square feet brick home on 10 wooded acres on lake front. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, formal living and dining rooms, family room with fireplace, built-in bookcases and entertainment center. Large kitchen with breakfast room, office, laundry room upstairs and downstairs. Bonus room, walk-in attic over 3-car garage. Appointment only. $495,000. 601-6366823, 601-218-3600.

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Rick McAllister..601-218-1150 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211



Rely on over 19 years of experience in Real Estate.




DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065


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


Ask Us.

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

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

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


Big River Realty

HELP!!! My property listings in this ad keep selling! I need MORE LISTINGS! Give me a call to discuss putting your property on the market and IN THIS AD. Call Jennifer Gilliland McMillin Real Estate 601-218-4538

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


Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

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

•Mission Park Dr, Mission 66 Commercial lots, $50,500. •Pear Orchard Offices 1000 sq ft $73,500. •Redwood Rd 1 acre lots $20,000. •Newit Vick, 6 acres $72,500. •898 National St. Duplex $44,500. •Openwood, Clubhouse Cir., Shop 5000 sq ft $69,900. •Openwood 1112 Choctaw Tr.2600 sq ft built in 1985. Swimming pool, deck, fenced in yard. $249,900. •100 Wigwam 4 BR 2 BA $107,900. •1 Grey Creek 30 acres off Freetown Rd $187,500. •1800 Hwy 61 N 4750 sq ft $385,000. •Hwy 61 N Port Gibson 16,800 sq ft on Black River $220,000 •Savannah Hills lot $39,900.


40. Cars & Trucks

2418 Drummond St Circa 1900. 4300 sq. ft. 4 BR and 3 BA, ive. custom kitchen. 17727 Hwy 465 Eagle Lake frontage. 3076 sq. ft. on 1.7 acres. 203 John Allen St. Adorable home, ready to move in. 3 bdrms, 1 baths. 1253 sq. ft. $89.900. 420 Lake Forest. 5 BR, 3 BA, over 2600 sq. ft. New addition with incredible master suite. $ 219,900. 225 Boundary Line. 20 acres,new home with Inground pool. 100x150 riding arena. 3774 Ring Road. Affordable home, well maintained in south county. $93,900. 114 Grey Oaks Precious bungalow off Rifle Range Road. Perfect starter home. 304 Linda Dr Affordable 3 BR, 2 BA, 1766 sq. ft. Large flat yard with storage bldg and garden spot. 6207 Indiana Avenue Brick 4 BR, 2 BA Oak Park home. New laminate floors, covered patio, workshop. 250 Amberleaf Bovina School District and in the County. Split plan with 3 B/R 2 Baths. Tremendous master bath with tall ceilings. Tray ceilings in Master and Den. Den has a gas log fireplace. Over an acre lot. 1100 National St 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2106 Sq. ft. Whirlpool tub, 2-story w/ basement. $129,000.


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


Let us be your Best Home Ever! Currently offering special pricing! Call for Details


Licensed in MS and LA

2004 TOYOTA 4-RUNNER. Like new, low miles, extra nice vehicle. Call 601634-0320.

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

601-636-6490 135 Sullivan Cove Eagle Lake, 3/2, lakeview, private street, community pier/ boat launch. Call Bette Paul Warner, 601.218.1800 McMillin Real Estate

35. Lots For Sale

40. Cars & Trucks

2005 CHEVROLET IMPALA. 86468 miles, large 4 door sedan. Great for family runs, clean! Must sell! Only $8977. Call Charlie Belden at 601-529-6677. Dealer. 2005 DODGE RAM pickup. 2 door. With Hemi, 29,000 miles. $13,000. 601218-4714. 2006 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER. Pewter, has passed 117-point Certification inspection. Lots of extra warranty for only $13,977. Call Charlie Belden at 601529-6677. Dealer. 2006 GMC SIERRA. Short wheel base, like new, power windows, locks, seats, only 48,000 miles. Call Bobby, 601-636-0658, 601-218-9654. 2007 DODGE CHARGER. 84,000 miles. $9,000. Call 601-415-0760.


2008 GMC SIERRA SLE. Red, extended cab, 2 wheel drive. Certified. Call Charlie Belden at 601-529-6677. Dealer.

Owner: Ollie Cantrell, Jr. Reduced to: $20,000 Each Quiet, country living, easy access to Vicksburg & Tallulah! Approximately 1.5 Acre Lots Mound, LA Exit - Highway 602 (1 Mile South of I-20 Interstate)

2008 SATURN VUE XR. A great crossover SUV for the family. White, only 37,020 miles with a 100,000 mile power train warranty. Call Charlie Belden at 601529-6677. Dealer.



1999 Ford Explorer 1999 Ford Expedition 2000 Ford F150 2001 Chrysler Sebring 2004 Saturn L200 More to Choose From Gary Cars *Hwy 61 South 601-883-9995

36. Farms & Acreage • 10.46 acres Freetown Rd., Bovina, rolling pasture, beautiful home sites, $55,000. • 21.52 acres China Grove Road, wooded, $85,000 (financing available) May & Campbell Land Co., 601-634-8255

For pre-approval*



‘03 Chevy Silverado 5,550


‘97 Mazda Miata conv. 3,995


37. Recreational Vehicles

‘96 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr. **56,000 actual miles 5,425

2005 KEYSTONE. 27 foot, 1 slide, bumper pull, with hitch. New condition. $6,500. 601-638-3653 or 601-218-1838. 2008 HONDA TRX 500. Power steering, 63 hours, Mud Runners with rims, Front and rear racks. $5,000. Day time 601-636-7551.

1991 Chevrolet Extended cab 1500 truck. 6 cylinder, cold air. 145,000 miles. Needs paint. $2,000. 601218-1448. 1995 FORD PICK UP. 4X4. Excellent condition. Well maintained. High Mileage. $4,000. Call 601279-6210 or 601-540-1827


‘01 Nissan Quest V6SE 2,900


40. Cars & Trucks

601-415-9179 McMillin Real Estate

3438 Halls Ferry Road 601-940-8480 601-218-7356

BOTTOM LINE AUTO SALES We finance with no credit check! Corner of Fisher Ferry Road and Jeff Davis Road. 601-529-1195. GAS SAVER! 2005 HONDA Civic Hybrid. Great for college or town. Only $10,477. Call Charlie Belden at 601-529-6677. Dealer. TOYOTA CAMRY. CLEAN, low miles. Financing available, no credit check. Call 601-634-0320. WANT A NEW Car, Truck or SUV? Please call Charlie Belden at Atwood Chevrolet 601-529-677, Dealer.

Finding the car you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now it’s practically automatic, since we’ve put our listings online.



203 Charleston Drive Open 2:00 - 4:00


2970 Hwy 61 N. • Vicksburg

Downpayments as LOW AS $500.oo

NEWLY RENOVATED. Completely furnished corporate apartment. All utilities provided including cable and internet. Laundry room, courtyard, security entrance. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

1999 ¾ TON DODGE Diesel. 20 miles per gallon, no known mechanical defects. $5900. 817-705-8245.

Broker, GRI


BOARDING HOUSE. $100 weekly, includes cable and utilities. $150 Deposit. References required. 601-218-4543. CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747.

2 BED, 1 BATH, Grange Hall Road. Application, deposit required. Call 601831-4833.

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

27. Rooms For Rent

28. Furnished Apartments

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

40. Cars & Trucks

1803 Clay Street

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

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

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

LARGE FAMILY HOME. Fisher Ferry Road, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, bonus room, office. $1350 monthly, deposit/ references. 601218-0214.

2104 BAKER STREET. 4 bedroom, 1.5 baths, newly renovated. Central air. $62,000. 601-529-5376.

34. Houses For Sale

Yes, We Finance Cars!! No Credit Card required on Car Rentals!

$100 Deposit • $40 Day

Make an offer on this Madison quality finished home - four bedrooms, 3.5 Baths. Living room, dining room, kitchen open design. Beautiful antique heart pine floors in living area. Exquisite moldings, 8 ft.exterior Cypress doors. 10 ft. ceilings, Rinnai hot water system. Double hung Gorrell windows. This home is not ordinary. Call Herb 601 831-1840.

601-636-3147 Mon - Fri 9am-5pm • Sat 9am-1pm Call Coldwell Banker All Stars today at 601-634-8928 2170 South Frontage Rd. • Vicksburg, MS 39180



Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

The Car Store CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS 00 CADILLAC CATERA V1326AR................24 Months @ 270 per month ......$775*down 02 NISSAN SENTRA GXE V1915 ..........24 Months @ 320 per month ......$835*down 06 CHEVY COLBALT LS V1973 ..............24 Months @ 360 per month ......$925*down 02 FORD FOCUS SE V1778R ..................10 Months @ 260 per month ......$980*down 02 BUICK LESABRE V2003 ......................24 Months @ 270 per month ......$985*down 00 BUICK CENTURY LIMITED V1976 ....24 Months @ 280 per month ..$1060*down 95 TOYOTA AVALON XLS V1984 ..........24 Months @ 310 per month ....$1075*down 99 FORD MUSTANG V2001......................24 Months @ 310 per month ....$1075*down 04 CHEVY CAVALIER LS V1982 ..............24 Months @ 330 per month ....$1120*down 04 CHEVY MALIBU LS V1986 ................24 Months @ 350 per month ....$1165*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 00 FORD EXPLORER XLS V1485RR ........17 Months @ 270 per month ......$880*down 00 DODGE DURANGO SPORT 4X4 V1981 24 Months @ 340 per month ..$1090*down 00 FORD F150 XLT EXT CAB V1910 ....24 Months @ 390 per month ..$1465*down 03 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT RV1995 24 Months @ 390 per month $1570*down 02 FORD EXPEDITION EDDIE BAUER V2004 24Months @ 370 per month ..$1735*down $


‘10 Honda Accord LX

‘10 Honda Civic LX

MSRP $22,595

MSRP $19,115






MSRP $33,280

Sale Price $30,887

Sale Price $20,534 Sale Price $17,667






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






601-638-6015 • 2800 Clay Street • Vicksburg, MS

2007 Nissan Sentra S, 4 dr., auto

$11,995 2008 Honda Civic EX, power roof


2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

$12,995 2007 GMC Sahara Crew Cab


2007 Ford Fusion, 4 dr., all power, low mi.

$12,995 2009 Altima 2.5S, 4 dr.


2006 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

$12,998 2007 Honda CRV EXL, loaded, power roof


2008 Mazda 6, 4 dr., 40,000 mi.

$13,998 2010 Chevrolet Impala LS


2008 Buick LaCrosse CXL

$16,995 2009 Ford Taurus Ltd.



Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

GeorgeCarr BU IC K • PON T I AC • CA DI L L AC • GMC


Of Course You Can!

When You Buy From George Carr – Vicksburg’s No. 1 Used Car Sales Leader! 2006 Cadillac DTS

2007 Cadillac DTS

2007 Cadillac CTS

2007 Cadillac CTS

White Diamond

Local Trade-In

Lease Turn-in

Only 36,000 Miles





16,995 17,995 19,995 19,995





2006 Cadillac STS

2007 Cadillac SRX

2008 Acura TL

2009 Lincoln Town Car

Beautiful Automobile , Low Miles

Only 23,000 Miles, Sunroof



Silver Beauty

Signature Limited



21,995 25,495 25,795 25,995





2008 Cadillac SRX

2009 Cadillac CTS

2009 Cadillac SRX

2009 Cadillac STS

All-Wheel Drive, Red Pearl

New Body Style, Gorgeous

Navigation System

Manager’s Special





26,495 28,595 28,995 29,995





2009 Cadillac DTS

2009 Cadillac DTS

2009 Cadillac STS

2009 Cadillac DTS

GM Program Special, Silver, Loaded

Black Cherry, Program Car



Sunroof, Loaded

Very Low Miles



31,995 $31,995 $32,995 $32,995


2009 Cadillac STS

2009 Buick Enclave

2009 Cadillac STS

2010 Cadillac SRX

Low Miles, Black Cherry

GM Program Car

Only 16,800 Miles

Enterprise Special





32,995 $32,995 $33,995 $35,495


2009 Buick Enclave CXL, Entertainme nt, Sunroof

2008 Cadillac Escalade Black Beauty

2009 Cadillac Escalade Black, Only 23,000 Miles

#P9138 #1902A


2010 Cadillac Escalade White Diamond, Only 6,000 Miles, Navigation, Sunroof, Entertainment #P9189

35,695 $36,995 $47,995 $61,500


Bobby Bryan Clyde McKinney An experienced sales staff to Tim Moody Baxter Morris Tim Moody meet all of your automotive needs. Preston Balthrop Salesman of the Mike Francisco Kevin Watson Month of April Come to George Carr, Zachary Balthrop Debbie Berry James “P’Nut” Henderson Herb Caldwell You’ll Be Glad You Did. For a complete listing of our used vehicles visit our website at


L I F E . L I B E R T Y. A N D T H E P U R S U I T. • 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620 • 2950 S. Frontage Road • Vicksburg, MS Financing with approved credit.


May 30, 2010

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