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TODAY IN HISTORY 1910: Author William Sydney Porter, who’d written short stories under the pen name “O. Henry,” dies in New York at 47. 1940: During the World War II Battle of France, Germany attacks French forces along the Somme line. 1950: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Henderson v. United States, strikes down racially segregated railroad dining cars. 1968: Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary. Gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was immediately arrested. 2004: Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, dies in Los Angeles at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Jerome Myles of Natchez, from right, his son Kobe, 6, and wife, Elizabeth, sing and clap along with the King of Kings Christian Center praise team as they sing gospel music during the 5th annual Faith Fest at Riverstage Plaza in down-

town Vicksburg. The event, hosted by Our House Ministries and King of Kings Christian Center, was dedicated to the youth of Vicksburg. Proceeds from Faith Fest will go to a local youth organization focused on stopping youth violence.

Ferris to receive group’s highest honor MIAL lifetime achievement recipients include Welty, Freeman and Foote By Steve Sanoski It started when directors of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters wanted to recognize Vicksburg-native Dr. Bill Ferris for his most recent book, “Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues,” which is accompanied by Ferris’ audio and video field recordings from the 1960s and ’70s. “We were trying to find a category for it, but we were stuck because it overlaps so many,” explained Margaret Robbins, institute executive secretary. “Somebody pointed out that it’s really the culmination of a lifetime of work, and it just went from

there.” Today, Ferris will be honored by MIAL with a Lifetime Achievement award in Jackson at Bill the MissisFerris sippi Museum of Art. The institute is marking its 31st year of awarding Mississippi writers, artists and musicians for their work. Awards and high praise are not exactly rare for Ferris, a folklorist, professor, author of 10 books, former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities and current professor and senior associate director of the Center

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Awards In addition to Vicksburgnative Bill Ferris, those being honored in Jackson today for works published or shown in 2009 include: • D.C. Berry — poetry; “Hamlet Off Stage.” • Frederick Barthelme — fiction; “Waveland.” • Charles W. Eagles — nonfiction; “The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss.” • Charles Crossley — vifor the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. President Bill Clinton

sual arts; “Charles Crossley: Textures-Shapes and Forms of Spirits.” • Michael Loyd Young — photography; “Blues, Booze, and BBQ.” • Shandy Phillips — music composition (classical/concert); “Sonata No. 2.” • Caroline Herring — music composition (contemporary/popular); “Golden Apples of the Sun.”

has bestowed him with the Charles Frankel Prize in the Humanities, France has recSee Ferris, Page A7.

June 15 is the new date on which Vicksburg officials have been assured Kanzaa Construction will begin work on the bridge replacement project at Washington and Clark. A contract with that date was eagerly inked by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen at a special called meeting Friday afternoon. “You have a motion, Mr. Mayor, and I’m glad to make it,” said North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield of the lone item on the agenda. “And I’ll make a happy second,” responded Mayor Paul Winfield before the two unanimously approved the deal with Kansas City Southern’s project contractor. South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman was absent. In a meeting that lasted four minutes, the board essentially put an end to a multi-year search for a solution to one of the city’s biggest transportation dilemmas. The 200-foot bridge has been closed to all traffic since January 2009 and was troublesome long before that. It crosses a steep cut in the bank about a half-mile from the Mississippi River. Sloughing kept claiming approaches and shifting piers. As the span connecting Interstate 20 and downtown along the city’s main north-south Washington Street corridor, its continued closure has been a headache for motorists, residents, business owners and politicians alike. The 80-year-old bridge is to be replaced with a road-topped rail tunnel, of which KCS, See Bridge, Page A7.


Obama lashes out at BP over spill The Associated Press GRAND ISLE, La. — Dogged for being too calm in crisis, President Barack Obama unleashed frustration for all to see Friday, warning BP it had better do right by the people whose lives it has wrecked. The president’s third trek to the Gulf of Mexico was about the workers with no government titles, the shrimpers and the shopkeepers, the fishermen whose lives have been upended and are running out of people to blame. Yet Obama’s trip was also about him. He says it serves little substantive point to go around and yell — that people want results, not a show — but presidents face peril if they

‘I don’t want them nickeland-diming people down here. ... I don’t want somebody else bearing the costs of those risks that they took. I want to make sure that they’re paying for it.’ President Barack Obama

do not connect emotionally. As the crisis has dragged on — and his poll ratings have slipped — his words for BP’s leaders have grown sharper. “I don’t want them nickeland-diming people down here,” Obama said after his latest briefing on the oil response. He promised his government would look over

BP’s shoulder to ensure it was paying out claims. His visit amounted to one long I’m-on-your-side passage for reeling communities. Along that same line, he invited family members of the 11 workers killed when the BP rig blew up to visit the White House next Thursday. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the president had written to each of the families. As for BP, Obama cast the oil company as a corporate giant interested in protecting its image with TV ads and its shareholders with bountiful dividends. “I don’t want somebody else bearing the costs of those risks that they took,” Obama said. “I want to make See Spill, Page A7.

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Flowers’ 6th trial in ’96 murders draws attention By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — Alan Bean, a Texas minister who runs an advocacy group focused on due process in criminal cases, has a blog dedicated to Curtis Flowers, a Mississippi man facing his sixth trial for the 1996 shooting deaths of four people. Bean has traveled to Winona, the shooting scene, seven times over the last several months Curtis hoping to dig Flowers up details that could help clear Flowers in the killings or at least raise awareness about it. “My primary goal is to bring attention to cases with a strong potential for wrongful prosecution,” said Bean. Flowers’ latest trial is scheduled to begin next week in Montgomery County, where the crime occurred on July 16, 1996. He’s believed to be the first American tried six times on the same evidence in a death penalty case in recent history. Prosecutors said Flowers was a disgruntled former employee with a motive: revenge against storeowner Bertha Tardy, who withheld most of his pay to cover the cost of merchandise he damaged. Court records show nearly $300 was missing from the business in

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Curtis Flowers is believed to be the first American tried six times on the same evidence in a death penalty case in recent history. Winona, a rural town in north Mississippi. All of the victims had been shot in the head. Flowers was employed at the store dusting and unloading furniture less than a week before he stopped working there, court records show. The bulk of the evidence against him at his first trial in 1997 were bloody footprints, gunpowder residue found on him and testimony from witnesses who had different descriptions of what Flowers was wearing the day of the murders. The Mississippi Supreme Court reversed three convictions against Flowers and two trials ended in mistrials. Justices pointed to prosecutorial misconduct from the beginning, citing a “cumulative pattern of overkill” in Flowers’ first trial in Tardy’s death in 1997. After the third go-round, the state Supreme Court granted Flowers a new trial in 2006, saying prosecutors sought to keep black people off his jury. His last case in 2008 ended in a mistrial. That there was more than one high court reversal raises red flags, said Cynthia Orr, president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, who said

she’s studied the case but isn’t involved. “That’s unusual. It shows me the case is really burdened with a lot of high emotion and high passion. That’s when mistakes are made,” Orr said. “In the vast majority of cases, either the prosecution is abandoned or some deal is made.” District Attorney Doug Evans said he didn’t want to discuss the case because “anything I say at this point could keep us from getting a jury.” Ray Charles Carter, Flowers’ defense attorney, also declined to comment. Evans said the number of trials isn’t unusual, but Scott Burns, executive director of the National District Attorneys Association, disagreed. “From a national perspective, a sixth retrial is extremely unusual if not unheard of,” Burns said. Killed were Tardy and three employees — bookkeeper Carmen Rigby, 45; delivery worker Robert Golden, 42; and Derrick Stewart, a 16-year-old high school baseball star who worked part-time at the store. Golden was black. The rest of the victims were white. In previous trials, prosecutors have argued Flowers used a .380-caliber gun stolen from the car of Doyle Simpson, a relative. No gun was ever

introduced as evidence. At least one key witness has died — Charles “Porky” Collins, who had identified Flowers as one of two men arguing outside Tardy Furniture soon after the slayings. However, Collins’ previous testimony will be admissible in next week’s trial. Evans dismissed talk that he and investigators developed “tunnel vision” and only focused on Flowers. “We looked at everything,” he said. But Bean is convinced one person couldn’t have pulled off the killings, and that’s what he’s said on blog as director of Friends of Justice. He formed the organization in the aftermath of a drug investigation in Tulia, Texas, in the 1990s in which charges were eventually dropped against dozens of would-be suspects amid allegations of racism. Bean said prosecutors had no fingerprint or DNA evidence from Flowers. “Whoever did this was a deeply troubled person, or just a cold killer,” Bean said. “Most people cannot walk up to an innocent person and shoot them in the back of the head.” Flowers, who was 26 when he was charged, worked for Tardy for less than a month. The man who once sang in his father’s gospel group had no criminal record before he was charged with the killings, Bean said.

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for young girls. This camp included 37 children ages 6 to 12 and prepared them for the Vicksburg Packers’ youth football team’s upcoming season.

CLUBS VHS Class of 1975 — Reunion planning, 9:30 today; committee chairmen asked to bring reports; class members urged to attend; LD’s Restaurant, Halls Ferry. Mu Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority — 10-noon today, Mental Health Forum; counselors from Warren Yazoo Mental Health; Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library; Anitra Nichols, 601-636-2539. American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 — Dance with DJ Reo, 8 p.m.-midnight Sunday; The Hut, 1618 Main St. Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary — Noon Monday; lunch $6; guests welcome; Citadel, 530 Mission 66. Vicksburg Cruisers — 6 p.m. Monday; Goldie’s Trail Bar-B-Q, 2430 S. Frontage Road. Vicksburg NARFE — Noon Tuesday; Lucius Dabney Jr. to speak on Vicksburg history; Roca Restaurant, Vicksburg Country Club. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Mike Renacker to speak on Downtown Corps of Engineers Museum. Warren County Republi-

can Executive Committee — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; visitors welcome; Warren County Courthouse. Lions — Noon Wednesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Josh Morgan, Warren Central football coach, speaker. Vicksburg Packers Picnic — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 12; registration deadline June 12; Tasha Jones, 601-291-1370; Sherman Avenue Pavilion.

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Coin and Collectible Show — 9-5 today; Battlefield Inn, 4137 I-20 Frontage Road; sponsored by Vicksburg Coin Club. Delta Sigma Theta Jabberwock — Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter, 7 tonight; WCHS auditorium; 601-636-4175 or 601-415-9767. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, music by the Wright Road Band; donations appreciated. Overeaters Anonymous — 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday;; 601-415-0500; 1315 Adams St. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Divorce Recovery —10-week workshop each Tuesday for those divorced, divorcing, separated or recovering from broken relationships; 6 p.m. Tuesday-July 9 at Grace Christian Counseling, 1414 Cherry St.; enroll up to June 15; 601636-5703.

CHURCHES Pleasant Green Baptist — Mission ministry, 11 today; 1 today, business meeting; 817

Bowman St. King David M.B. No. 2 — Choir program, 5:30 tonight; choirs, groups and soloists invited; Johnny L. Williams, pastor; 1224 Bowmar Ave. Travelers Rest Baptist — Summer enrichment program and summer food program, Monday-July 16; 7:30-8:30 a.m., breakfast; 11:30-1:30 p.m., lunch; Latrice McGill, 601-636-3712; 718 Bowmar Ave.

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In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • George Warren Raines, 75, 1063 Paulk Road, Bonifay, Fla., pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick to five years in prison, plus $622.50 in court costs. Raines was arrested Jan. 1, 2007. • Melvin E. Richardson, 30, 1205 China St., pleaded guilty to grand larceny and conspiracy to commit a felony and was sentenced by Circuit Judge M. James Chaney to four years in prison followed by five years of probation, plus $8,058.85 in restitution, fines and costs. Richardson was arrested Sept. 22.

Three more contestants took home preliminary victories Friday night at the 2010 Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen pageant. The overall winner is scheduled to be crowned tonight at City Auditorium, 901 Monroe St. The event begins at 8. Miss Riverbend’s Outstanding Teen Ryan Henry, 16, tied with Miss Southern Magnolia’s Outstanding Teen Kimberly Page, 17, for evening wear onstage question. Ryan is the daughter of Ralph and Carla Haag Abraham of Hattiesburg. Kimberly is the daughter of Anthony and Becky Page of Ellisville Miss Leaf River Valley’s Outstanding Teen Christina Bostick, 16, an Oak Grove sophomore and daughter of Jon and Angela Bostick of Hattiesburg, won talent with a jazz dance. On Thursday, Kimberly, a Northeast Jones junior, tied with Miss Metro Jackson’s Outstanding Teen Chassidy Sumler, 16, in talent. Chassidy is the daughter of Perry and Sharon Sumler of Flora. Miss West Central Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Ashley Hamby, 17, the daughter of Greg and Debbie Hamby of Madison, won the evening wear with onstage question.


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City man jailed on meth charges Police on Friday arrested a Vicksburg man wanted in connection with two earlier drug arrests. Shavis Roop, 22, 2060 Redbone Road, was charged with possession of precursor chemicals for manufacturing meth, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Roop was being held in the Warren County Jail without bond. He was on hold for the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Stewart said. Stewart said police were looking for Roop Wednesday when they arrested Jason Tarnabine, 29, 1313 Division St., and Forrest Beard, 20, 12000 Freetown Road, who were booked into the jail on the precursor charge. Beard and Tarnabine are out on a $5,000 bond each.

Burglary charge lands man in jail A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail charged with business burglary, jail records showed. Eric Phillips, 21, 226 Greenbriar Drive, is accused of taking two weed trimmers from Autumn Oak Townhomes, 4920 Halls Ferry Road, Warren County Chief Deputy Jay McKenzie said. He is being held without bail.

Thanks & Appreciation Block party success On behalf of Revert Community Coalition Center Inc. and Stunna Entertainment, thank you to all who supported our 2nd Annual Block Party on May 29. Special thanks to our sponsors, County Market, Corner Market, Shipley’s, Walmart, Mountain of Faith Ministries and Millie Caldwell. Make plans to join us for our 3rd Annnual Block Party. Tony McElroy, CEO Louis Smith, president RCCC Inc.

boil water from staff reports

Culkin Culkin Water District has lifted a boil-water advisory for customers between Dan Hall Road and Mississippi 3.

Hilldale Hilldale Water District has lifted a boil water advisory for customers on Gibson Road from Gibson Road Circle to the intersection of Gibson and Lee roads.

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ACLU, state reach deal to shut unit at Parchman By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — An agreement has been reached to remove all inmates from the notorious Unit 32 at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, which once housed death row and mentally ill inmates in conditions that prisoner advocates described as inhumane. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a motion Friday in U.S. District Court asking a federal judge to dismiss its lawsuit against the Mississippi Department of Corrections. MDOC has been implementing changes at Unit 32 ever since a consent decree was reached in the case in 2006, a year after the complaint was filed. “It’s a very big and important step after these profound stages to now be emptying that place, finally,” said Margaret Winter, associate director of the ACLU National Prison Project.


Candidate uses Miss. as punchline ‘If budget cuts were always the answer, then Mississippi would be a leader in this country.’

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The Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman The agreement requires MDOC to transfer all the remaining inmates in Unit 32 to other housing over the next several months and ensure all inmates receive adequate medical and mental health care. The unit had held as many as 1,000 inmates. Winter said fewer than 200 remain in Unit 32, and it’s unclear where they will be placed. The agreement requires those with serious mental illness to be housed at MDOC’s mental health facility in Meridian. “My hope is that we will not see Unit 32 re-created somewhere else,” Winter said. MDOC Commissioner Chris Epps was traveling Friday and couldn’t be reached immediately for comment. MDOC’s changes at the facility in recent years have pertained to health care, mental health care, the use of force and the classification of prisoners. “We have more than com-

plied with the agreement that we entered into with the ACLU and this dismissal is evidence of our compliance,” Epps said in a statement released through his office Friday. The ACLU had alleged in its complaint that mentally ill inmates were sent to Unit 32 because of poor discipline, but a 23-hour-a-day confinement caused their condition to worsen. The ACLU also alleged physical abuse by guards, poor sanitary conditions and extreme heat during the summer months. “It was one of the very worst prisons in the nation when we brought this suit. The conditions there were atrocious,” Winter said. “It was a generator for violence and mental illness.” The ACLU will monitor the situation over the next year, and if conditions of the agreement aren’t met, the lawsuit can be restored to the court docket, Winter said.

JACKSON — Mississippi is one of the poorest, fattest states in the nation. As a punch line, it’s the gift that keeps on giving for politicians in other places. The latest candidate using Mississippi as an example of what-we-don’t-want-our-stateto-be is Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza. One of three Democrats in a Aug. 10 primary, Entenza started running a TV ad in his home state Thursday with images of Minnesota construction workers, schoolchildren, fire trucks and police cars fading away. “If budget cuts were always the answer, then Mississippi would be a leader in this country,” Entenza says in the ad. It’s a line Entenza also weaves into speeches as he runs for a seat that Republican Tim Pawlenty will leave early next year. Dan Turner, spokesman for Mississippi’s Republican governor, Haley Barbour, told The Associated Press on Friday: “Before someone makes a dis-


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS was away in the service. His mother, Edwina Holland Winter, chose to go to a hospital in her home town of Beaumont, Texas, for his birth, as well as that of Edgar in 1946.

Stepfather charged with killing toddler WAYNESBORO — A Waynesboro man was held on $1 million bond after being charged with murder in the death of a 17-monthold child. Police Chief Jimmy Bunch said Scott Druex Smith, 27, was arrested this week and charged in the death of Ally Waldrop. Bunch says Smith is the girl’s stepfather. Bunch says the child died May 28 after her mother came home from work and found Ally not breathing. Autopsy results are pending.

Miss. Medicaid: No cuts in providers’ payments JACKSON — The Mississippi Medicaid program says it’s withdrawing its proposal to reduce payments to doctors, dentists and other health care providers for April, May and June. Medicaid director Bob Robinson told providers March 31 that the program intended to trim their pay-

ments during the final quarter of the state budget year because of a projected funding shortfall. In a news release issued at the close of business Friday, Robinson said he now believes Medicaid will make it through June 30, the end of the budget year, without a deficit. He said several things helped improve the budget, including cuts in administrative costs and decreases in spending on medical services.

High school uniforms approved in Hub City HATTIESBURG — Students at Hattiesburg High School will wear uniforms when the fall term begins in August. The Hattiesburg School Board voted 3-1 for the uniform policy during its Thursday meeting.

Regulators shutter bank in Rosedale WASHINGTON — Regulators have shut down a small bank in Mississippi, boosting the number of U.S. bank failures this year to 79. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Friday took over First National Bank, in Rosedale, with $60.4 million in assets. Jefferson Bank, based in Fayette, agreed to acquire the assets and deposits of the failed bank.

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paraging remark about Mississippi, they probably ought to come spend some time here.” Entenza has been in Mississippi. He said he worked as an attorney for the U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division. “I got run out of Greenwood,” Entenza said Friday after a candidates’ forum in Minnesota. Barbour has cut Mississippi’s budget five times since last July, taking it from about $6 billion to $5.5 billion because of lethargic tax collections. Dozens of states have tightened spending and cut services during the recession. Entenza said Minnesota has historically been near the top and Mississippi near the bottom on education and health care “and now we’re


Blues Trail to honor Winter brothers LELAND — Blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter and singer-keyboardist brother Edgar Winter will be honored Sunday with the placing of a Mississippi Blues Trail marker in Leland. The dedication site is the address where the Winter brothers’ father and grandfather once operated a Edgar cotton brokerWinter age firm. The dedication ceremony will follow today’s Highway 61 Blues Festival, where Johnny Winter is scheduled to Johnny appear as the Winter headliner. The Winter family was prominent in local social, civic and business circles and was also well known for its musical endeavors. Johnny and Edgar’s father, John Dawson Winter Jr., played and sang at churches, weddings, Kiwanis and Rotary Club gatherings and other events, including neighborhood front porch concerts with his family at the Winter home. He served as mayor of Leland until he left to serve in the U.S. Army in World War II. Johnny Winter was born in 1944 while his father



falling down to that level.” “Their approach is super-low taxes, super-low service, and they just kind of leave people on their own,” he said. There’s nothing unusual about politicos dissing Mississippi, a state consistently near the bottom for per-capita income and near the top for unemployment, obesity and other unfavorable rankings. This spring, a Democratic state lawmaker from Illinois visited the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson and apologized for his clumsy defense of a $28 million renovation of the Statehouse in Springfield. Rep. Jack Franks said in 2007: “Certainly, the chamber has to be nice and to befit a state of our stature. It’s not like we’re Mississippi. We’re a rich state.”

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Complicated From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Hattiesburg American: A special blue-ribbon panel studying school consolidation is moving cautiously as it seeks to put together recommendations for possibly merging some of Mississippi’s 152 school districts. That is understandable because consolidating school districts is one of the most controversial issues to tackle. But it is also one of the most important. The group, appointed by Gov. Haley Barbour, has been working on a draft proposal. Earlier the panel heard recommendations from an outside consulting firm, which proposed the merger of 18 school districts. As expected, that set off opposition in those districts. While consolidation is generally supported philosophically, it is not when it hits

close to home. Everything from racial issues, local politics and jobs to sports teams to community pride come into play. While many see consolidation as a cost-saving move, that is secondary to its value of improving education. Many smaller and some failing districts would benefit from merger with those that are financially and academically stronger. Administrative salaries could be reduced, but more savings could come by consolidating basic operational and administrative functions. State Superintendent of Education Tom Burnham said looking at consolidating administrative functions, even without merging districts, was something the panel should have studied more. He is right. State universities now are looking for savings by consolidating so-called

“backshop” functions. Merging such functions as purchasing, food services, transportation and professional services would save money. School districts should be doing that now. In the end, there are many hurdles to consolidation. Will legislators actually vote to consolidate a local school district? Right now there is no state authority to do so. Will lawmakers give that authority to the State Board? Can mergers overcome Voting Rights challenges where school boards and superintendents are elected? These are big obstacles. Still, Mississippi has too many school districts and, because of that, too many substandard schools. That problem must be faced regardless of local political controversies.

Barbour opts to champion the oil industry The Sun Herald, Gulfport/Biloxi: The people most threatened by the BP oil spill can be excused for having an uncharacteristic feeling of hopelessness because many of the people presumably responsible for dealing with this disaster appear to be inexcusably clueless about what to do, onshore as well as offshore. This inexcusable situation came into sharp focus for us on May 27. City and county officials told us their constituents were nervous, frustrated, uncertain and alarmed.

Reflecting similar concerns of his constituents, Rep. Charlie Melancon, D-La., fought back tears to tell his colleagues at a congressional hearing that: “Our culture is threatened and our coastal economies are at stake of being lost for decades if we can’t deflect this poison. ... Even though this marsh surrounds Louisiana, these are America’s wetlands.” Contrast that gut-wrenching emotion with Gov. Haley Barbour’s press conference in Biloxi on the same day. In his opening remarks, the governor com-

mented on the “top kill” maneuver to stop the oil leak and then went on at length about the need to permit the oil industry to do more drilling in the shallower waters of the Gulf. No tears for the environment. No passion for the defense of the Coast. Just advocacy for more drilling. Why has the man who championed Mississippi’s recovery and renewal following Hurricane Katrina inexplicably surrendered leadership in this disaster to Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana?

PSC correctly rethought coal plan proposal The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: It is rare that a decision by the Public Service Commission to allow a utility to potentially collect more from consumers is positive news, but in the case of the proposed Kemper County coal plant, it is the right course. The PSC on May 26 reversed an earlier ruling putting restrictions on how much Mississippi Power Co. could collect from ratepayers to finance construction. The PSC had approved Mississippi Power’s plan to build the $2.4 billion plant, but had put stringent caps on that amount. Mississippi Power Co. President Anthony Topazi had said the company could not get financing based on those restrictions and could not proceed. Mississippi Power announced May 27 it would now proceed based on the PSC decision.

The PSC on May 26 agreed to raise that cap by 20 percent to cover potential construction overruns, but would require review of any excess charges. It also made allowances for construction weather delays. This is new territory for the PSC or a Mississippi utility. The Legislature approved a law allowing utilities, which now can recoup construction costs, to collect rates in advance of a new power plant opening to help finance construction. The Kemper County coal project would be the first. Mississippi Power said that without the law, it would not be possible to build such a plant. The utility says consumers will benefit in the long run because it will provide a stable, low-cost fuel source rather than relying on natural gas. The decision was attacked on environmental grounds, but it is an acceptable

compromise that allows the project to proceed while not giving an openended ability to raise rates to Mississippi Power. Mississippi Power is in line for federal incentives for the project. The plant is opposed by the Sierra Club, the NAACP and by the power plant’s private competitors. It is supported by major business groups, local officials and Gov. Haley Barbour. The Kemper project has potential to provide a long-term source of affordable energy, while providing a major economic development push for a distressed part of the state. It uses a plentiful Mississippi resource that, until now, has been of little value. The Kemper County plant is expected to begin generating power by 2014. It is an innovative project that is good for the future economic health of the state.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 The output of the Mattingly Meal Mills this year will be 55,000. • Mrs. Mary Barfield dies.


40 YEARS AGO: 1970

110 YEARS AGO: 1900

Mr. and Mrs. Charley Harris announce the birth of a daughter, Cecilia Rose, on June 4. • The engagement of Pamela Marie Jabour and Jerry Evan Mayfield is announced. • The class of 1960, H.V. Cooper High School, holds a reunion.

Messers Stowers and Polk graduate at public school. • W.R. Craig leaves for Europe and will visit the Paris Exposition.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Anderson Lammons comes over from Monroe. • Ruby Fried returns from Greenville.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Services are held for Bennie Carroll, Kings resident. • Linda Jean Yocum, senior piano student, presents a concert at the home of her teacher, Mrs. Hollis Allen. • Mr. and Mrs. Candler Blackburn announce the birth of a son, Nathan Candler.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Members of the Lohman family are enjoying a reunion. • W.J. Vollor goes to Chicago to attend the Republican convention and to meet de Valera, president of Ireland, and will work toward getting the Republican platform to contain some plank favorable to the Irish Republic.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Mrs. F.I. Kornhaux of Jackson drowns in the Yazoo Canal. • Members of the flood control committee of the Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce leave for Washington. • J.B. Harding, R.P. Jones and Bob Dent attend the State Golf Association tournament in Laurel.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Cadet Lt. Louis Aden of Valley Park gradu-

London. • James Stewart stars in “Quantrell’s Raiders” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 ates with honors at Riverside Military Academy. • Mrs. Reginald Hossley undergoes surgery at the Sanitarium.

The Mississippi River begins a slow decline after cresting at 42.8 feet. • Services are held for John Patrick McNamara. • Randy and Lisa McCollum announce the birth of a son, Allen Matthew, on June 5.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950

10 YEARS AGO: 2000

Eight hundred and ninety-one children are enrolled in vacation Bible schools being held here in nine city churches. • Applications are being received for commissions in the Confederate Air Force.

Ken McClelland is named director of Culkin Water District. • Lisa C. Jones and Phillip W. Shute Jr., both of Vicksburg, enlist in the Air Force. • Robbie and Jill Arnold Penick announce the birth of a daughter, Ashlee Delyn, born June 1.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Mrs. Jack Harper is visiting relatives in

Huie told the poignant story of a family forced from their island home when the Tennessee Valley Authority floods the valley.

Reminder: Hollywood did visit Hiwassee It might have been the only time a movie’s world premiere was a special midnight showing at a drive-in theater to allow second-shift factory workers a share of the excitement. Fifty years ago in Bradley County, Tenn., throngs of eager locals drove to Cleveland’s Star-Vue and paid $1 to see Elia Kazan’s new movie “Wild River.” The advertisement beckoned: “See your friends and neighbors” on the big screen. And it hinted movie stars might show up for the premiere. Today, Charleston, Tenn., is hosting a 50th anniversary celebration of the movie that brought Hollywood stars like Montgomery Clift and Lee Remick to the area. “Wild River” showRHETA cased the Hiwassee gRIMSLEY River and Bradley County, not to mention Alabama author William Bradford Huie’s first novel, “Mud on the Stars.” Huie told the poignant story of a family forced from their island home when the Tennessee Valley Authority floods the valley. Aptly enough, it’s another working man, second-shift welder David Swafford of Cleveland, whose hard work and fascination with all things “Wild River” that made the event possible. “I took my mom on a Sunday drive to the movie location where the ferry is,” Swafford says. “I stopped at a convenience store to ask about the place and approached three people. The first said, ‘Son, you are in Charleston, Tenn. There ain’t never been no movie filmed here. There ain’t nothing here.’” The second person had never heard of “Wild River,” and the third said the movie had been filmed in another county. That was enough to convince Swafford that the county’s role in cinematic history would be lost in a haze if people weren’t reminded soon. So, despite getting off work at 2 a.m., the enthusiastic welder and movie buff began researching and planning. There’s a website — — that lists movie facts he has found along the way. “Wild River” was the first movie filmed entirely on location in Tennessee. As many as 200 people lined Charleston streets each day to watch the filming. Coon Denton Island was chosen as the primary location two years before filming began. Kazan flew 650 miles up and down the Tennessee River, from Paducah, Ky., to Muscle Shoals, Ala., looking for an appropriate location. When he saw Coon Denton Island on the Hiwassee, he knew he’d found the spot. The ferry, pivotal to the plot, has been in operation 150 years. Free ferry rides are part of the festival, as well as continuous showings of “Wild River.” A delightfully humble Swafford, who also is working on a book and documentary, credits his mother with helping him research the project. The two of them drove to Wesleyan University in Connecticut to peruse five boxes of notes Kazan kept on “Wild River.” He’s received help from local historians Ron and Debbie Moore, who invited Swafford to be the first guest on a radio show called “Old Town Cleveland.” Letters and phone calls resulted, many of them from the 200 local people who had movie parts 50 years ago. Swafford also has become good friends with Huie’s widow, Martha, whom he calls “the smartest woman in the world.” And once again, for a time, Hollywood is heavy on the minds of working folks in Tennessee. •


Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Vicksburg Post




Dutchman in Peru to face murder charges

Israel vows to stop Irish ship


LIMA, Peru — The young Dutchman long suspected in a U.S. teen’s Caribbean island disappearance was delivered to Peru on Friday to face charges in the murder of a 21-year-old woman found with her neck broken in his Lima hotel room. Joran van der Sloot told Chilean police questioners he did not kill Stephany Flores but did say that Joran “he met her van der Sloot and at some point they went to a casino,” said Fernando Ovalle, a Chilean police spokesman. In Peru, murder carries a prison sentence of up to 35 years. Van der Sloot remains the prime suspect in the May, 30, 2005 disappearance — five years to the day of Flores’ murder — of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway on the Dutch island of Aruba. Long a fixture on TV truecrime shows, he now faces criminal charges in the United States of trying to extort $250,000 from Holloway’s family in exchange for revealing the location of Holloway’s body and describing the circumstances of her death. U.S. prosecutors charged van der Sloot with the crime on Thursday, saying $15,000 had been transferred to a Netherlands bank account in his name.

Panama asks France to extradite Noriega PANAMA CITY, Panama — Panama requested Friday that France extradite ex-dictator Manuel Noriega, bringing hope to those who have demanded for two decades that he face justice at home for alleged tortures and killings of their relatives. Authorities in France, where Noriega faces moneylaundering charges, are reviewing the request, said Vladimir Franco, judicial affairs chief with Panama’s Exterior Relations Ministry. Noriega has already been sentenced to 60 years in prison in Panama after he was convicted in absentia of embezzlement, corruption and murdering opponents during his eight-year rule.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel vowed Friday to keep an Irish aid ship from breaching its blockade of the impoverished Gaza Strip, appealing to proPalestinian activists to dock at an Israeli port and avoid another showdown at sea. The new effort to break the blockade will test Israel’s resolve as it faces a wave of international outrage over its deadly naval raid of another aid ship earlier this week. Activists on board the Irish boat, including a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, insisted they would not resist if Israeli soldiers tried to take over their vessel. They said they expected the 1,200-ton Rachel Corrie to reach Gaza by early this morning. Diplomatic fallout and protests across Europe and the Muslim world have increased pressure to end the embargo Israel imposed after the Islamic militant Hamas group seized power in Gaza three years ago. The blockade has plunged the territory’s 1.5 million residents deeper into poverty and sharply raised Mideast tensions as the U.S. makes a new push for regional peace. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Thursday the Irish boat would not be allowed to reach Gaza. On Friday, Israel’s foreign minister said the policy had not changed. “We have made it clear to the Irish and others, no ship will reach Gaza without a security inspection,” Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Channel 1 TV. The Cambodian-flagged Rachel Corrie — named for an American college student who was crushed to death by a bulldozer in 2003 while protesting Israeli house demolitions in Gaza — was carrying hundreds of tons of aid, including wheelchairs, medical supplies and cement. This latest attempt to breach the blockade differs significantly from the flotilla the Israeli troops intercepted on Monday, killing eight Turks and an American after being set upon by a group of activists. Nearly 700 activists had joined that operation, most of them aboard the lead boat from Turkey that was the scene of the violence. That boat, the Mavi Marmara, was

S. Korea seeks action against North Korea UNITED NATIONS — South Korea officially referred North Korea to the United Nations Security Council Friday over the sinking of a navy ship that killed 46 sailors and urged the U.N.’s most powerful body to take action. South Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Park In-kook gave a letter to Mexico’s U.N. Ambassador Claude Heller, the current Security Council president, asking for a response. “North Korea must admit its wrongdoing” and “pledge to never again engage in such a reprehensible action,” President Lee Myung-bak said. “If the enemy continues to taunt us and think that they can do whatever they want they must understand that there is a limit.”


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama intends to nominate the Pentagon’s top intelligence official, James Clapper, as the next national intelligence director, a senior administration official said James Friday. Clapper Clapper, a retired Air Force general, is the Pentagon’s top intelligence official. He’s expected to be nominated in a Rose Garden ceremony today. Clapper would replace retired Adm. Dennis Blair, who resigned after clashes with the White House.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ern Afghanistan. The project is one of many under way as the Obama administration seeks billions in budget increases for expanded covert operations against terror threats from abroad.

U.S. admits queen’s birthday blunder WASHINGTON — The State Department has conceded committing a diplomatic faux pas by sending birthday greetings to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II a week early. Spokesman P.J. Crowley said Friday’s message from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wished the queen well on her 84th birthday and honored the “special relationship” between the U.S. and Britain was premature. The queen’s actual birthday is April 21.

Army to expand Special Ops HQ WASHINGTON — The Army says it plans to spend as much as $100 million to expand its Special Operations headquarters in northThe associated press

A Palestinian flag is seen atop a fishing boat belonging to Palestinians at the port in Gaza City on Friday . sponsored by an Islamic aid group from Turkey, the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedom and Humanitarian Relief. Israel outlawed the group, known by its Turkish acronym IHH, in 2008 because of alleged ties to Hamas. The group is not on the U.S. State Department list of terror organizations, however. By contrast, the Rachel Corrie was carrying just 11 passengers, whose effort was mainly sponsored by the Free Gaza movement, a Cyprus-based group that has renounced violence. Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mairead Corrigan told The Associated Press from the ship Friday that the group would offer no resistance if Israeli forces came aboard. “We will sit down,” she said in a telephone interview. “They will probably arrest us ... But there will be no resistance.” Netanyahu has instructed the Israeli military to avoid harming the passengers on board the Irish boat, a participant at Thursday night’s Cabinet meeting said. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was

More than 160 die of lead poisoning LAGOS, Nigeria — More than 160 poor villagers from Nigeria’s north died from lead poisoning while trying to leach gold from rock deposits, sparking evacuations as health officials try to come to grips with a crisis six months in the making, authorities said Friday. Dr. Henry Akpan, Nigeria’s chief epidemiologist, said 100 of the dead were children from five villages in Zamfara state, a near-desert region of the Sahel that has seen a growing food crisis over recent weeks.

Report: Obama picks Clapper as intel chief

closed. Foreign Ministry director Yossi Gal urged the activists to dock in the southern Israeli port of Ashdod and promised to transfer all cargo except any weapons or weapons components to Gaza. But the activists resisted the appeal. Israel has “no desire to board the ship,” Gal told reporters. “If the ship decides to sail to the port of Ashdod, then we will ensure its safe arrival and will not board it.” Corrigan said the activists would “not be diverted anywhere else. We head to Gaza in order to deliver the humanitarian aid and to break the siege of Gaza.”

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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM).........24.83 American Fin. (AFG).............27.17 Ameristar (ASCA)...................17.52 Auto Zone (AZO)................188.89 Bally Technologies (BYI).....40.06 BancorpSouth (BXS)............18.89 Britton Koontz (BKBK).........11.40 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)...........48.75 Champion Ent. (CHB)................20 Com. Health Svcs...................38.56 Computer Sci. Corp..............47.78 Cooper Industries (CBE).....45.89 CBL and Associates (CBL).13.22 CSX Corp. (CSX)......................50.02 East Group Prprties............ 35.80 El Paso Corp. (EP)...................11.11 Entergy Corp. (ETR)..............71.99

Fastenal (FAST)........................49.41 Family Dollar (FDO)..............38.17 Fred’s (FRED).............................12.60 Int’l Paper (IP)...........................21.93 Janus Capital Group.............. 9.95 J.C. Penney (JCP)....................25.48 Kroger Stores (KR).................19.32 Kan. City So. (KSU)................36.75 Legg Mason (LM)................ 29.98 Parkway Properties...............15.63 PepsiAmerica Inc. (PAS).....29.98 Regions Financial (RF).......... 7.13 Rowan (RDC)............................22.71 Saks Inc. (SKS)............................ 8.47 Sears Holdings (SHLD).......80.16 Simpson-DuraVent...............27.08 Sunoco (SUN)...........................29.14 Trustmark (TRMK).................20.94 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)......................35.72 Tyson Foods (TSN)................17.50 Viacom (VIA).............................35.92 Walgreens (WAG)..................30.84 Wal-Mart (WMT)....................50.40

ACTIVE STOCKS NEW YORK (AP) — Friday’s prices for NYSE listed most active stocks: Sales High Low Close Chg AK Steel .20 152865 14.12 13.20 13.34 — 1.14 AMR 166931 8.13 7.72 7.75 — .53 AT&T Inc 1.68 357533 24.54 24.03 24.17 — .63 AbtLab 1.76f 100193 47.10 46.37 46.53 — 1.20 AMD 372544 8.67 8.01 8.11 — .59 AlcatelLuc 147887 2.62 2.47 2.50 — .12 Alcoa .12 296798 11.26 10.81 10.84 — .53 Altria 1.40 298761 20.47 19.97 20.02 — .58 AmExp .72 132055 39.83 38.20 38.41 — 2.13 Anadarko .36 150439 48.23 44.82 45.12 — .94 BP PLC3.36e 568401 38.99 37.06 37.16 — 2.11 BcoSantand .82e 248737 9.35 8.90 8.92 — .82 BkofAm .04 1397973 15.73 15.25 15.35 — .46 BkNYMel .36 264058 26.69 25.90 26.00 — 1.28 BarVixShT 323403 31.50 29.43 31.29 + 2.89 BarrickG .40 111388 42.25 41.17 41.42 — .88 BrMySq 1.28 259190 22.85 22.31 22.44 — .44 CBS B .20 152644 14.60 13.80 13.93 — .83 CVS Care .35 116154 34.57 33.64 33.79 —1 .27 Caterpillar 1.68 100661 60.20 57.36 57.76 — 3.35 Cemex .43t 122640 10.59 10.04 10.07 — .65 ChesEng .30 306391 25.46 23.87 24.09 — .77 Chevron 2.88f 175828 72.71 70.80 71.28 — 2.63 CliffsNRs .56f 96060 51.87 48.77 49.22 — 4.00 CocaCl 1.76 115313 52.14 51.02 51.27 — 1.48 ConocPhil 2.20f 139693 51.35 49.68 50.06 — 1.92 Corning .20 139197 16.67 16.17 16.23 — .58 DeltaAir 101172 14.10 13.50 13.58 — .70 DirFBear rs 777896 16.67 15.35 16.53 + 1.79 DrxFBull s .15e 806625 23.16 21.03 21.26 — 2.91 DirxSCBear 526131 7.61 6.92 7.54 + .97 DirxSCBull 4.85e 159704 46.60 41.47 41.89 — 7.23 DirxLCBear 109970 17.02 15.81 16.89 + 1.64 Disney .35 213757 34.35 33.44 33.69 — 1.02 DowChm .60 219306 25.90 24.75 24.84 — 1.24 DukeEngy .96 97794 15.88 15.58 15.61 — .44 EMC Cp 200915 18.91 18.30 18.38 — .68 ElPasoCp .04 132714 11.51 11.00 11.11 — .48 ExxonMbl 1.76f 432080 61.05 59.29 59.53 — 2.04 FordM 803980 11.88 11.39 11.50 — .46 FMCG 1.20f 147060 65.44 62.52 62.81 — 3.36 Gap .40 151888 21.55 20.77 20.96 — .84 GenElec .40 1118426 16.08 15.56 15.71 — .74 Genworth 117598 15.32 14.59 14.68 — .96 Hallibrtn .36 276826 23.99 22.89 23.11 — .52 HeclaM 126304 5.25 5.00 5.02 — .29 HewlettP .32 181122 47.10 45.79 46.05 — 1.43 HomeDp .95 196093 32.90 31.94 32.15 — 1.28 HostHotls .04 169970 14.56 13.55 13.65 — 1.03 iSAstla .66e 115997 19.63 18.93 19.08 — 1.04 iShBraz 2.72e 235364 63.73 61.65 61.94 — 2.21 iShSilver 155839 17.32 16.94 17.05 — .59 iShChina25 .55e278215 39.02 38.11 38.37 — .95 iShEMkts .58e1036366 38.12 37.09 37.20 — 1.37 iS Eafe 1.44e 360692 48.02 46.65 46.88 — 2.09 iShR2K .75e 902499 65.70 63.37 63.56 — 3.37 iShREst 1.86e 258859 49.37 47.01 47.22 —2 .71 ItauUnibH .55r 144846 18.71 18.16 18.25 — .77 JPMorgCh .20 508734 38.70 37.50 37.62 — 1.48 JohnJn 2.16f 211804 59.03 57.76 58.01 — 1.76 Keycorp .04 159616 8.05 7.72 7.77 — .40 Kraft 1.16 114781 29.07 28.40 28.51 — .77 LVSands 574501 25.46 23.75 24.25 — .68 Lowes .44f 158418 24.09 23.40 23.52 — .92 MGIC 102711 8.45 7.87 8.04 — .64

MGMMir 253738 12.75 12.01 12.13 — .62 Macys .20 121894 22.03 20.86 21.03 — 1.46 Merck 1.52 175634 33.92 32.99 33.17 — 1.12 MetLife .74 103661 40.53 38.25 38.48 — 2.89 MorgStan .20 164738 26.65 25.94 25.99 — .86 Motorola 282086 6.82 6.64 6.70 — .17 Nabors 118181 20.98 19.25 19.38 — 1.21 NobleCorp .20 117646 28.69 27.15 27.56 — .17 NokiaCp .56e 325128 9.89 9.54 9.58 — .64 PepsiCo 1.92f 100244 62.46 61.29 61.44 — 1.93 Petrohawk 140161 21.69 19.99 20.17 — .47 Petrobras 1.30e198543 37.46 35.93 36.06 —. 83 Pfizer .72 756615 15.04 14.67 14.76 — .48 PhilipMor 2.32 114894 44.75 43.51 43.74 — 1.28 PrUShS&P 595709 36.03 34.30 35.75 + 2.34 ProUltQQQ 141795 59.53 56.00 56.53 — 3.98 PrUShQQQ 245881 18.43 17.44 18.31 + 1.15 ProUltSP .41e 388519 36.18 34.26 34.57 — 2.59 ProUShL20 110491 39.69 38.62 38.73 — 2.19 ProUSRE rs 99647 30.57 27.98 30.25 + 2.89 ProUShtFn 205406 22.77 21.53 22.67 + 1.76 ProUSR2K 143327 21.97 20.57 21.86 + 1.99 ProctGam 1.93f173317 61.12 60.57 60.80 — 1.00 ProLogis .60 114708 10.78 10.03 10.10 — .84 PulteGrp 116852 10.16 9.76 9.82 — .49 RangeRs .16 105701 53.64 47.55 48.30 — 2.71 RegionsFn .04 251320 7.47 7.07 7.13 — .51 SpdrDJIA 2.60e195229 101.18 99.00 99.44 — 3.25 SpdrGold143449 119.39 117.05 119.19 + 1.23 SpdrHome .13e 107330 16.61 15.96 16.03 — .87 SpdrRetl .50e 236241 39.93 38.57 38.72 — 1.94 SaraLee .44 150900 14.50 14.20 14.24 — .38 Schlmbrg .84 196514 57.95 55.17 55.74 — .89 Schwab .24 162743 16.60 16.26 16.31 — .39 SemiHTr .55e 168978 27.90 26.82 26.98 — 1.13 SwstnEngy 116998 44.18 41.25 41.70 — .73 SP Matls .52e 153146 29.97 29.04 29.11 — 1.20 SP HlthC .53e 110178 28.97 28.38 28.48 — .86 SP Consum .41e152155 32.28 31.41 31.52 — 1.27 SP Engy 1e 296053 53.44 51.18 51.55 — 1.88 SPDR Fncl .20e1112339 14.52 14.08 14.15 — .59 SP Inds .59e 258171 29.26 28.30 28.43 — 1.40 SP Tech .31e 184673 21.95 21.34 21.42 — .71 SunTrst .04 104459 26.38 24.92 25.03 — 1.87 TaiwSemi .46e 224844 9.87 9.58 9.62 — .29 TexInst .48 142825 24.95 24.07 24.18 — .86 TimeWarn .85 129810 30.98 30.24 30.46 — .84 Transocn 194869 52.24 49.60 50.20 — .91 US Airwy 100560 9.03 8.56 8.59 — .62 US Bancrp .20 201373 23.22 22.78 22.85 — .72 US NGsFd 651661 8.47 7.99 8.18 + .17 US OilFd 137570 33.79 32.52 32.68 — 1.58 USSteel .20 255166 44.27 41.39 41.99 — 3.29 Vale SA .52e 366720 26.77 25.36 25.54 — 1.43 Vale SA pf .52e140832 22.91 21.83 21.91 — 1.12 ValeroE .20 118259 17.91 17.16 17.27 — .93 VangREIT 1.85e97187 48.71 46.25 46.50 — 2.79 VangEmg .55e 255822 38.23 37.24 37.41 —1 .28 VangEurPc .81e141286 29.64 28.82 28.95 — 1.23 VerizonCm 1.90204351 27.45 27.11 27.21 —. 43 Visa .50 103255 73.40 71.05 72.13 — .71 WalMart 1.21f 235363 51.70 50.22 50.40 — 1.32 Walgrn .55 110261 32.00 30.65 30.84 — 1.51 WeathfIntl 136111 13.84 13.19 13.25 — .47 WellsFargo .20485088 28.45 27.65 27.78 — 1.08 WstnUnion .24 98358 16.00 15.59 15.63 — .52 XTO Engy .50 245623 43.16 41.84 42.12 — 1.41 Xerox .17 169417 9.10 8.85 8.88 — .39

Stocks tumble on disappointing jobs report NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks tumbled Friday after the Labor Department said hiring remains weak and Hungary became the latest European country to report its economy is in crisis. Interest rates dropped as investors moved money into the safety of Treasury bonds. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 323 points, its third worst slide of the year. The index closed below 10,000 for the second time in two weeks. All the major indexes were down more than 3 percent. The concerns about Hungary pounded the euro to a four-year low. The drop pushed major stock indexes back into “correction” mode, meaning a decline of at least 10 percent from recent highs. Retailers were among the hardest hit stocks after investors bet that a weak job market would discourage consumers from spending. Financial stocks also fell sharply on concerns that borrow-


In Manhattan, I eat at a deli called Sarge’s on Third Avenue, which has been in the same location for 40-plus years. During the recession, they started doing something different. The waitress said, “Would you like some complimentary goose liver or egg salad and bread?” She brings the extras with a huge plate of free slaw and pickles, which Sarge’s has always offered). I watch happy customers leaving with doggie bags. If a customer knows you will give them more than they pay for and offer them quality and courtesy, they will keep coming back — even in a recession. •

Dr. George R. Abraham is a native of Vicksburg and a former longtime educator, business manager and consultant. He is an author who contributes weekly to The Vicksburg Post and hosts “The Dr. George Show” on 1490 AM at the Klondyke in Vicksburg from 9 until 10 a.m. each Tuesday. He can be reached at georgerabraham@

Major Indexes DJ Industrials:...........9,931.97 -323.31 S&P 500:....................1,064.88 -37.95 Nasdaq Comp: ......2,219.17 -83.86 ers would continue having problems paying their bills. Banks were further hurt by worries about their vulnerability to Europe’s increasing troubles. The government’s May jobs report was an unpleasant surprise for investors who had grown a little more upbeat about the domestic economy the past few days. The Labor Department said private employers hired just 41,000 jobs in May, down dramatically from 218,000 in April and the lowest number since January. The news made it clear that the economic recovery isn’t yet picking up the momentum that investors have been looking for. The government said 431,000 jobs over-

Walmart plans to hire 500,000 over five years FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Walmart Stores Inc.’s CEO told shareholders Friday that the company is positioning itself for 20 years of worldwide growth and that it plans to hire a half-million employees over the next five years. The company also unveiled a $15 billion stock buyback. But it was short on specifics on how it will turn around weak business at its U.S. Walmart stores as the rest of the retail industry, including its key competitor Target Corp., has started to heat up.

Microsoft ending Bing rebate program REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft is shutting down a program that gave online shoppers rebates when they found items through Bing search. The cashback program started in May 2008. Microsoft Corp. was hoping cashback would help lure more


all were created last month, but most of those them, 411,000, came from the government’s hiring of temporary census workers. The overall number also fell short of expectations. Economists polled by Thomson Reuters had forecast employers would add 513,000 jobs. The unemployment rate fell to 9.7 percent from 9.9 percent in April. That was slightly better than the 9.8 percent unemployment rate economists had forecast. The jobs report was the latest in a series this week that showed the economy isn’t as robust as hoped. But investors had sent stocks higher as they bet on stronger job growth in May. The reality of the report erased that optimism. “It’s almost as if the worst fears of the market were realized, at least in this one report,” said Richard Sparks, senior equities analyst at Schaeffer’s Investment Research.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS people to its search engine. But despite its efforts, Microsoft remains a distant third in search behind Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc.

Millionaire’s rocket blasts off on 1st try CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A multimillionaire’s test rocket has blasted off on its maiden voyage. SpaceX’s brand new Falcon 9 rocket soared off its Cape Canaveral launch pad Friday afternoon. It’s carrying a mock-up of the company’s spacecraft, named Dragon. The goal is to put the capsule into orbit. NASA hopes to use the Falcon-Dragon combo for hauling cargo and possibly astronauts to the International Space Station, once the shuttles stop flying.

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Ferris Continued from Page A1. ognized him as Chevalier and Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters and the American Library Association has awarded him a Dartmouth Medal. Still, Ferris said the Lifetime Achievement Award he will receive today is perhaps the most special, as it comes from those who are most special to him. “To me, what it means is your people at home appreciate what you’ve done, and that’s really the highest achievement I think a person can reach,” said Ferris, who has always traced the inspiration for his life’s work back to the family farm where his mother still lives and where he grew up, located about 15 miles south of Vicksburg off Fisher Ferry Road. Since 1988, the MIAL has handed out a Lifetime Achievement Award just 15 times. It’s the rarest MIAL award, and one of very few that is not necessarily given out each year, but only when the board decides someone is deserving of the distinction. Since Eudora Welty was given the first, other recipients have included Walter Anderson, Shelby Foote, Morgan Freeman, Leontyne Price and Ellen Douglas. “Once we started talking about a Lifetime Achieve-

PRECISION FORECAST ment Award for Bill everybody was really enthusiastic about it, because he certainly has had an outstanding career that has highlighted Mississippi arts and culture,” said Robbins. “Our only hesitation was, well, he’s a little young and we don’t think he’s done yet.” At a spry 68, Ferris said he doesn’t think he’s done either. “I don’t feel like the journey is finished,” he said. “I have plans to publish another book that I’m working on. It’s a collection of interviews I’ve done over the years with Southern writers and artists. It will be very similar in format to the blues book.” Published last fall, Ferris’ latest book is his most comprehensive project to date. Combining his love of Mississippi folklore, history and music, the raw interviews with his subjects — ranging from blues legends BB King and Vicksburg-native Willie Dixon to preachers, prisoners, farmhands and lesserknown Mississippi musicians — are presented in a multimedia format providing tangible insight into the history and culture of the blues in Mississippi. Later this month, “Give My Poor Heart Ease” will be included in Amazon’s

first generation of multimedia electronic books, which will allow readers to click on certain portions of the text to hear excerpts from field recordings Ferris captured decades ago on a Sony Super 8 camera and battery-powered reel-to-reel recorder. “Being able to go back and finish the work that I started in the ’60s — and being able to present it now in this multimedia format — that has really been a fun and gratifying experience,” Ferris said. “My desire is to see it all complete.” Another of Ferris’ lifelong passions has been teaching, and in that area, again, Ferris said he’s got no intention of slowing down anytime soon. “For me that is my retirement,” he said. “I learn from my students as much as I teach them. As long as I’m healthy and have my wits about me I want to stay in the classroom and continue to write.” At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ferris each fall teaches one class on Southern music, and in the spring he teaches a course on Southern literature and oral tradition. “So in a very real way, I never leave home,” he said. The road from the Ferris family farm in Warren

County to North Carolina has been a long and winding one. After attending public schools in Vicksburg, Ferris went east to attend prep school in Massachusetts at Brooks School and in 1964 received his bachelor of arts in English Literature from Davidson College. A year later, he earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University. From there, he went to Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, for a year, returning to complete his studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he left in 1969 with a master’s and doctorate in Folklore. Ferris spent the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s writing and teaching, first at Jackson State University, then Yale University — where he co-founded the Center for Southern Folklore in Mississippi — and later Ole Miss. He spent 18 years in Oxford before being tapped in 1997 by Clinton to chair the NEH, a post he held through 2001. “I thought they’d made a mistake,” is how the perpetually modest Ferris recalled the call from the White House, “but I said I’d be honored.” Along with his wife, Marcie Cohen Ferris, and 24-yearold daughter, Virginia, Ferris will spend the majority of

this summer traveling to blues festivals and events across the United States and Europe to promote his book. In France, a three-day event will focus solely on Ferris’ book, field recordings and photographs. When ruminating over the totality of his life’s work thus far, Ferris quite naturally deflects personal accomplishments and shines the light instead on his old home. He talks of a recent visit to Vicksburg’s newest Mississippi Blues Trail marker in Marcus Bottom with his daughter, and said nothing gives him more pleasure than to see the oftenoverlooked heroes of history getting the recognition they deserve. “For me to go through Marcus Bottom and the rest of the city now and see these beautiful plaques honoring the people who shaped my own experience — people like Milt Hinton, Willie Dixon and The Red Tops — I feel like I’ve finally arrived,” Ferris said. “Ultimately, I’m the proudest of being able to help preserve some of that history, and that we are recognizing and embracing the roots of who we are as Vicksburgers.”

The city agreed to the contract price with Kanzaa last summer, but did not have all the funding in place to get the work started because the cost had nearly doubled since officials set aside $5 million of a $16.9 million bond fund for the work in 2006. Originally under former Mayor Laurence Leyens, city officials began looking to fill the $4 million funding gap in early 2009. With Winfield in office and a Kanzaa-imposed April 1 deadline to get the deal signed, the mayor and aldermen voted in late March to rededicate $3.7 in bond funds — also from the 2006 loan — to the tunnel project. The bond funds were originally earmarked for paving projects in the North Ward and the final phase of the developing sports complex on Fisher Ferry Road. They

will be replenished if a $4 million federal earmark the city formally requested of local legislators in February comes through. The appropriation has made it through committees in both the U.S. House and the Senate, and Winfield has said he expects to know this summer if it will get full approval. “We definitely need support of our federal delegates, because we need to get those funds,” he said. Even after the bond funds were shuffled and the tunnel funding was in place, officials saw a few last minute delays. They originally predicted a mid-April ground-breaking date, and later pushed it back a month due to final contract negotiations. For the past two months, Thames said they’ve been waiting on KCS and Kanzaa to deliver

the contract that he finally received Friday morning. “When it saw it on my desk this morning, I got as giddy as a high school kid,” Thames said. Winfield gave a spirited round of high-fives to his staff members after adjourning the meeting Friday. Phase one of the project will include the creation of a temporary city street running parallel to the DiamondJacks Casino entrance off Washington Street, just south of the derelict bridge. The casino entrance will be widened into three lanes, two for city traffic and one for casino patrons. The street will connect with Lee Street and will become the new official detour until the tunnel is complete. The tunnel will be finished in phase two, which is expected to start

six months after the groundbreaking.

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Rosa Mary Gross McKnight Services for Rosa Mary Gross McKnight will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Williams Funeral Service with the Rev. Herman Slyvester officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the family being present from 5 until 6 p.m. Mrs. McKnight died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at Heritage House Retirement Center. She was 84.

Bobby G. White EDWARDS — Bobby G. White died June 3, 2010, at his residence in Edwards. He was 73. Born Nov. 11, 1936, in Prentiss, he was the son of the late Heady and Fannie Irene Butler White. Mr. White served in the U.S. Army for six years including a tour of duty in Korea. He was a Master Carpenter with more than 52 years of experience. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Betty White of Edwards; son, Steven L. White of Vicksburg; three daughters, Sharon Ladd, Stacie Griffin and Shannon White, all of Vicksburg; sons-in-law, Don Ladd, Jeff Griffin and Archie Kirkley;

seven grandchildren, Taylor Ladd, Chase Ladd, Elizabeth Bowers and Katie Kirkley, all of Vicksburg, Jaxon Griffin of Pearl and Shane White and Brandy Banks, both of Wichita, Kan.; four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Faye Willis of Utica, Irene Jones of Delta, La., and Carolyn Hearn, Eileen Lowery and Lois Muirhead, all of Vicksburg; and a brother, Robert White of Delta. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today, June 5, 2010, at Riles Funeral Home with Dr. John G. McCall, interim pastor of the Edwards Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at the Edwards Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:30 today until the service. Pallbearers will be Don Ladd, Chase Ladd, Jeff Griffin, Archie Kirkley, Jimmy Cox and Michael Cox. Honorary pallbearers will be Nancy Butler, Carla Donovan, Dr. Dan Edney, Bill Vinzant, Cil and Charles Riles, Eddie Minnifield and Teresa Cox. Memorials may be made to Providence Hospice, 1825 I-20 N. Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 and to the American Cancer SocietyMS Chapter, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213.

Velton Jessie Copeland Velton “Deedar” Jessie Copeland died Friday, June, 4, 2010, at his home. He was 65. Mr. Copeland was a member of Travelers Rest Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired member of the Laborers’ International Union of North

America No. 75 in Joliet, Ill., and American Legion TynerFord Post 213. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hezzie Sr. and Fallie Copeland; two brothers, Hezzie Copeland Jr. and Virgil Copeland Sr.; and three sisters, Mary Stark, Gracie White and Bernice Pleasant. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Virgie Dockins Copeland of Vicksburg; three daughters, Henrine McCullum of Joliet, Ill., Gerri Dockins of Boston, and Terri Copeland of Lebanon, Tenn.; one son, George Copeland of Joliet, Ill.; six sisters, Fallie

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Cobbs, Emma Jackson, Ola Stevenson, Barbara McKnight and Brenda McBride, all of Vicksburg, and Delores Tillman of Edwards; one brother, Terence Copeland Sr. of Vicksburg; nine grandchildren, three greatgrandchildren, relatives and friends including the Queen, Gibson, Cobbs, Dockins, Chambers, Franklin and Williams families. Williams Funeral Service has charge of the arrangements.





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

LOCAL FORECAST SUNday-TUESday Chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the mid-90s; lows in the lower 70s

STATE FORECAST TODAY Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; highs in the upper 80s; lows in the lower 70s SUNday-TUESday Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the 90s; lows in the 70s

Bridge Continued from Page A1. owner of the tracks below, is to pay $4 million. The contract approved Friday calls for Kanzaa Construction of Topeka, Kan., to construct the new tunnel in two phases at a not-to-exceed cost of $7,889,859 — or not-toexceed $8.6 million with engineering costs paid to other firms. City Attorney Lee Davis Thames said a notice to proceed on the work will be granted by Thursday, and the contract states Kanzaa must begin work within five days of getting notice. Kanzaa has 12 months to complete the entire bridge replacement project, Thames said. “This is great day for Vicksburg and the business community,” Winfield said. “This is a project that has lingered for quite some time; several years, in fact.”


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Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 86º Low/past 24 hours............... 71º Average temperature......... 79º Normal this date................... 77º Record low..............58º in 1950 Record high..96º before 1885 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..........................None Total/year.............. 17.34 inches Normal/month......0.66 inches Normal/year........ 27.49 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active..........................12:44 A.M. Most active................. 6:55 P.M. Active............................. 1:05 P.M. Most active.................. 7:15 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:06 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:07 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 5:56

RIVER DATA friday Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 41.4 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 18.2 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 24.2 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 19.8 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 4.4 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 9.1 | Change: +0.3 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU friday Land....................................85.3 River....................................89.1

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday.................................... 28.8 Monday.................................. 28.9 Tuesday.................................. 29.0 Memphis Sunday.................................... 16.5 Monday.................................. 15.4 Tuesday.................................. 14.8 Greenville Sunday.................................... 41.7 Monday.................................. 40.8 Tuesday.................................. 40.0 Vicksburg Sunday.................................... 38.9 Monday.................................. 37.6 Tuesday.................................. 36.7


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Ohio teenager wins National Spelling Bee WASHINGTON (AP) — No theatrical flourishes for Anamika Veeramani. She kept her hands behind her back and rattled off the letters of every word she was given — until she was crowned the spelling bee champion. The 14-year-old girl from North Royalton, Ohio, won the 83rd Scripps National Spelling Bee on Friday, acing the medical word “stromuhr” to claim the winner’s trophy and more than $40,000 in cash and prizes. Anamika became the third consecutive Indian-American bee champion, and the eighth the last 12 years. It’s a run that began when Nupur Lala won in 1999 and was featured in the documentary “Spellbound.” Anamika was one of the favorites among the 273 spellers who began the threeday competition, having finished tied for fifth last year. She stood deadpan while the audience cheered, not cracking a smile until the trophy was presented. Anamika survived the round by spelling “juvia” — a Brazil nut — and then had to wait for a nerve-racking 3 1/2-minute commercial before spelling the championship word. The finals were preceded by an unpopular move that had

Anamika Veeramani, 14, of North Royalton, Ohio, is congratulated by her mother after winning the 2010 National Spelling Bee some spellers and the parents claiming the bee was unfair. Concerned that there wouldn’t be enough spellers left to fill the two-hour slot on ABC, organizers stopped the semifinals in the middle of a round Friday afternoon — and declared that the 10 spellers onstage would advance to the prime-time broadcast, including six who didn’t have to spell a word in the interrupted round. Essentially, the alphabetical order of the U.S. states helped determine which spellers got to move on the marquee event.


Opening statements in Blago trial may come Tuesday CHICAGO — The federal judge presiding over Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial said Friday opening statements may come as early as Tuesday and refused to delay them for even one day so the former Illinois governor and his wife could attend his daughter’s grammar school graduation. James B. Zagel questioned 59 potential jurors over the first two days of the trial and dropped 20 of them on Friday over objections from prosecutors and defense attorneys that they were unqualified in one way or another to serve or that they would face to great a hardship. Zagel was expected to question about 30 more on Monday and then whittle the final panel down to 12 jurors plus an unspecified number of alternates Tuesday morning before launching into opening statements. Blagojevich was in his second term as governor when he was arrested 18 months ago at his home on the North Side of Chicago. He and his co-defendant — his brother, Nashville, Tenn., businessman Robert Blagojevich, 54 — have pleaded not guilty to scheming to sell or trade the Senate seat Obama left to move to the White House after his November 2008 election and to illegally pressuring political contributors.

In this courtroom sketch, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, center, listens as U.S. District Judge James B. Zagel, left, questions potential jurors for the case during jury selection Thursday.



Soldier charged with killing Afghan civilians JOINT BASE LEWISMCCHORD, Wash. — The Army said Friday a soldier has been charged with murder in three Afghan civilian deaths. A statement from the Army said Specialist Jeremy Morlock had been charged with three counts of premeditated murder and one count of assault. Morlock, 22, of Wasilla, Alaska, is an infantryman assigned to B Company, 2nd

Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team. He entered the military in June 2006 and received initial entry training and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga. About 10 members of an Army unit based at Fort Lewis, Wash., have been under investigation for as many as three civilian deaths in Afghanistan, along with other potential wrongdoing, a senior military official said last month.

Porn actor charged with murder in Calif. LOS ANGELES — A porn

actor suspected of killing a colleague and wounding two other people during an attack with a sword has Stephen been charged Clancy Hill with murder and attempted murder. Prosecutors say they charged 34-year-old Stephen Clancy Hill on Friday with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder. Authorities say Hill went on a rampage after being told he was being fired and would have to move out of the production facility where he had been living.

Natural gas, fluids spew from blown-out Pa. well PENFIELD, Pa. — A blowout at a natural-gas well in a remote area shot explosive gas and polluted water as high as 75 feet into the air before crews were able to tame it more than half a day later, officials said Friday. The gas never caught fire, and no injuries were reported, but state officials worried about an explosion before the well could be controlled. The well was brought under control just after noon Friday, about 16 hours after it started spewing gas and brine, said Elizabeth Ivers, a spokeswoman for driller

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Unity key in fighting drinking problems Q: My husband drinks excessively. Aside from getting help for my family, what should I do for him? He is deep in denial, and I’m not even sure he’s thinking right now. He couldn’t make a rational decision to save his life. A: You’re right about the difficulties you face. Begging won’t accomplish anything, and your husband will be dead before he admits he has a problem. Indeed, thousands die each year while denying that they are alcoholics. That’s why AlAnon FOCUS ON teaches THE FAMILY family members how to confront in love. They learn how to remove the support systems that prop up the disease and permit it to thrive. They are shown how and when to impose ultimatums that force the alcoholic to admit his or her need for help. And sometimes they recommend separation until the victim is so miserable that his or her denial will no longer hold up. In essence, Al-Anon teaches its own version of the “love must be tough” philosophy to family members who must implement it. I asked one recovered alcoholic I know if he was forced to attend Alcoholics Anonymous — the program that put him on the road to recovery. He said: “Let me put it this way. No one goes to A.A. just because they’ve nothing better to do that evening. Everyone there has been forced to attend initially. You just don’t say, ‘On Monday night we watched a football game, and on Tuesday we went to the movies. So what will we do on Wednesday? How about going over to an A.A. meeting?’ It doesn’t work that way. Yes — I was forced — forced by my own misery. Pauline allowed me to be miserable for my own good. It was loving duress that moved me to attend.” Though it may sound easy to achieve, the loving confrontation that brought this man to his senses was a delicate maneuver. I must re-emphasize that families should not attempt to implement it on their own initiative. Without the training and assistance of professional support groups, the encounter could degenerate into a hateful, vindictive, namecalling battle that would serve only to solidify the drinker’s position. Al-Anon Family Groups and Alcoholics Anonymous are both listed in local phone books. Also to be found there is a number of the Council on Alcoholism, which can provide further guidance. •


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Merger puts sister sisters in second act By The Associated Press ST. JOSEPH, Minn. — Sister Mary David Olheiser and Sister Helenette Baltes professed their vows together in 1936 as two of the 21 new sisters to join the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict that year. At the time, their central Minnesota Roman Catholic monastery was overflowing with youth and energy. Sixty-two years later, the classmates and old friends are together again. St. Benedict is taking St. Bede back into its fold. The smaller group is facing demographic realities by closing its Wisconsin monastery and moving 29 remaining sisters back to Minnesota. “It’s just a blessing,” said Helenette, 94, of her reunion with the 92-year-old Mary David. It also reflects the massive changes in the lives of nuns in their lifetimes, as onceflourishing orders merge or close. A 2009 Georgetown University study for the National Religious Vocation Conference found the median age in Catholic women’s orders to be in the mid-70s, and that 34 percent of religious women’s orders surveyed had no new candidates for the sisterhood. About half of those orders with new candidates had at most one or two in the pipeline. When 83 nuns including Sister Helenette departed for Eau Claire in 1948, they left about 1,200 Benedictine nuns at the monastery in St. Joseph. Today there are about 250, a number that drops by about a hundred every 10 years. But it’s enough to make it the biggest Benedictine women’s order in the United States. The median age at St. Benedict is 77, the youngest nun there is 39 years old. “In the larger church, vocations to religious communities tend to rise and fall, and right now in most of the world there is a decline in young people entering religious life,” said St. Benedict Prioress Nancy Bauer, 57. “I would say there are numerous factors. It’s just how it is.” Helenette and Mary David are typical of the women once so common to sisterhood. Helenette was born in 1915, the seventh of 12 children in Sleepy Eye, where her father had recently moved the family after land-

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Sister Mary David is on the third row, third from left; and Sister Helenette Baltes is on the front row, second from right. ing a job at a dairy. A new Catholic Church had just opened there, and when the family couldn’t find a house, the priest offered room in the old church. “So that’s where I was born, right there in the church,” Helenette said. By her teen years, various relatives were urging Helenette to join a convent. Mary David was born in 1918 in Dickinson, N.D., the third of five children; her mother died when she was still a girl. “I was the middle child, with the middle child psychology — I was the assertive one,” Mary David recalled. She devoured books and loved learning, and took strongly to the Benedictine nuns who taught her at school. By the time she was 14, Mary David informed her father she wanted to attend the Benedectine-run boarding school next to the monastery in St. Joseph. By 17 she was a novice, after she convinced the nuns who ran the school to bend the rules that she was supposed to wait until she turned 18. Mary David and Helenette took their vows together in 1936. Soon after, Mary David left to work in a Benedictine monastery in Washing-

Sisters Helenette, left, and Mary David are reunited about two weeks ago. ton state, where she would remain until 1950; she’s spent most of the rest of her life in St. Joseph, where she was a dean at the College of St. Benedict and a canon lawyer for the nearby Diocese of St. Cloud. “Only because I was in a religious life could I have done all that,” said Mary David, who at 92 is still fit and sharp. Helenette spent the next dozen years in St. Joseph, teaching music and playing the organ, before she

decided to join the group that was headed about 170 miles southeast to start a new monastery in Wisconsin. “That was a very difficult decision, the attachment to the convent where I made my vows,” Helenette said. “But the Holy Spirit led me there.” The group started from scratch, building first a monastery that won architectural awards, then a secondary school and a health care center. By the mid-1960s the

monastery reached a high point of 115 sisters. Then the numbers started to fall. The group closed its school in 1978 and converted it to a retreat and conference center that the sisters operated until earlier this year. Those facilities are now up for sale. In recent years, leaders of St. Bede’s began to discuss their options in the face of what Prioress Michaela Hedican called “some basic sociological shifting.” The dwindling group last took on a new member in 1995. The group approached several larger monasteries, but the historic connection to St. Benedict made it a good fit. The sisters of St. Benedict voted last August to absorb St. Bede. “We really felt it was a gift, to get that sort of infusion of new members all at once is something we haven’t experienced for many years,” said Sister Kara Hennes, 63, the St. Benedict treasurer. Recent years have seen mergers by numerous religious orders around the country; Sister Michaela called it “the wave of the future.” So far, six sisters of St. Bede, Helenette among them, moved to the Benedictine long-term care facility in St. Cloud; by August, most of the rest are scheduled to move into the monastery in St. Joseph, after which St. Bede formally will be “suppressed” in a Mass at the St. Benedict Chapel. The Washington, D.C.based National Religious Retirement Office started tracking the merger of Catholic orders in 1989, and in that time reports that about 130 female orders have merged and are now operating as about 45 orders, director Sister Janice Bader said. Mary David, who still lives at the monastery in St. Joseph, said she can’t wait to spend more time with her old friend. “Pretty soon I’ll probably be joining her there,” she said. Of the 29 returning St. Bede sisters, 11 were from the original group that moved to Wisconsin in 1948. Besides Helenette, another was Sister Therese Roth, who at 94 moved into the St. Scholastica care facility in Minnesota a few weeks ago. There, in her new home, Sister Therese died on May 22, and the number of remaining St. Bede sisters dropped from 29 to 28.

300-year legacy: Exhibit chronicles Catholic sisters in U.S. By The Associated Press Nursing nuns in the 1800s often traveled to their patients, as shone by the Women & Spirit exhibit’s display of an early medical bag complete with medications. Nuns, for the most part, customarily remain in the background, quietly working for the betterment of the community at large without bringing much attention to themselves. But the exhibit Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America reveals the profound impact many of these women — brave and innovative women — have had in shaping this country. The exhibit opened on Mother’s Day at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood, Ohio, where it continues until Aug. 28. Bring a hanky when you

The exhibit “Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America” reveals the profound impact many of these women — brave and innovative women — have had in shaping this country. come because some of the stories told by Women & Spirit are heartrending. The first 12 sisters arrived in New Orleans in 1727 after escaping pirates on their voyage to the New World. When the 1803 Louisiana Purchase made the New Orleans area part of the United States, those nuns wrote to President Thomas Jefferson seeking assurance that their property rights would be intact under the new government. A letter from Jefferson, seen in a prominent place in the exhibit, assured the sisters that they would be permitted self-governance with-

out interference from the government. Since those early years, nuns have been joined in this country by 220,000 others — many on missions of education and nursing, others caring for outcasts and orphans. They didn’t set out to be pioneers but persevered in the face of obstacles, believing that God would provide what was needed. Some of their most heroic deeds have been in the face of disaster. The aftermath of the deadly hurricane that claimed 6,000 lives in Galveston, Texas, is shown on some

of the earliest film made by Thomas Edison. Press a button and prepare to be amazed by the story. During that Sept. 8, 1900, storm the sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word went to great lengths to save the orphans they cared for by moving them to the second floor of the orphanage building as the storm worsened. Water had filled the first floor of the brick dormitory building when the sisters tied the 93 children to themselves with clothesline. The building collapsed, and when the hurricane was done, 90 children and 10 sisters were dead. Many of the children were found held tightly in the arms of the nuns and still tied to each other. It’s a legend that Sister Mary Ignatia Gavin, a sister of Charity of St. Augustine, was recovering from a dif-

ficult time in her own life when she proposed to the founders of Alcoholic Anonymous that a religious component was needed in the recovery program. During that time, in the 1930s, alcoholism was considered by society to be a moral failing, while the medical profession viewed it as incurable and fatal. She worked with AA co-founder Dr. Bob Smith to open the nation’s first hospital-based program for alcoholics at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron. She later opened Rosary Hall at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland. Women & Spirit came here from Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian Museum of American History and will travel in September to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York City.


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

Berachah Activities at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., followed at 10:30 by praise and worship and children’s church for ages 4-8. A nursery is provided for up to age 3. Women’s Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, Bible study and youth service are at 7 p.m. Second Watch prayer is from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday. Roger Cresswell is pastor.

Bethel A.M.E. Services at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 a.m. Communion is each first Sunday. Wednesday Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Membership training is at 10 a.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. Board meeting is each second Sunday after the service. The Rev. Quincy Jones is pastor.

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school led by Larry Oakes. Worship is at 11 with the sanctuary choir, led by music minister Jerry Stuart, singing special music. The Rev. Jess Sumrall, pastor, will deliver the message. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. Evening services begin at 5 with youth Bible study, followed by worship at 6 with Sumrall. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6:30 with choir rehearsal or prayer service for adults, youth Bible study and children’s activities. A nursery is provided.

Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship followed by Bowmar University, junior and senior high and children’s lifegroups at 9:20. Creative worship for families and Stepping Stones (5-year-old worship), Kids on the Rock (grades 1-6) and junior high worship begin at 10:30. Senior high worship begins at 6 p.m. Adult growth groups meet at various times throughout the week. Sign language for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Call 601-636-2596.

Saturday, June 5, 2010 Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Evening service begins at 6 with worship being led Nettle. Midweek Bible classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. For transportation or free Bible correspondence course, call 601-638-6165.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Ronnie Robinson will deliver the message. R.L. Sigrest, worship leader, will conduct the music. Vacation Bible school set up follows worship and begins with a sandwich lunch. Sanctuary practice begins at 5 p.m., followed by worship at 6. Discipleship training is canceled. Vacation Bible school will be from 6 to 8 p.m. MondayFriday for K-sixth grade students. Regular activities are canceled during this week.

Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Monday with Travanti Hill, minister of music, leading. Prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. First Tuesday Night Live worship is at 6:30 each first Tuesday. On Wednesday, Midday Bible study is from 11:30 to 12:30. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each fourth Thursday. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday.

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main St., will celebrate the Second Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. in the chapel and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10 in the nave. The Rev. David Elliott will preach and celebrate at both services. Choir practice begins at 9, and adult Sunday school at 9:10. Youth Sunday school will join the 10 a.m. service. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. Child care is provided during the 10 a.m. service. In June, Bible study group meets at 10 a.m. in the parish hall to prepare and deliver Meals on Wheels. A service of healing will be at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. A class of instruction for centering prayer is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the nave. Call 601-638-5899.

Church of Christ Services at Church of Christ, 1431 Ballground Road, begin with Bible study at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11. Bobby Jones will deliver the message.

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C.

Church of Christ

Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. UMW and UMM will meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, evening prayer begins at 6 at the home of Thomas and Faye Powell. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes. Eric Welch will present the lessons for worship at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Vacation Bible school will be each night Sunday through Thursday. Call 601-636-4801 for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course.

Bypass Church of Christ Services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 8:45 a.m. with early worship. Bible classes begin 10, followed by worship at 11. Dr. Willie Nettle, minister, will speak at both services.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The Second Sunday after Pentecost, at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, at South and Monroe streets, will be celebrated at 8 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, and at 10:30 with Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Jazz Mass and a baptism. The Rev. Michael C. Nation will celebrate at both services. Choir rehearsal begins at 9. Adult and youth Sunday schools

devotion “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends: for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you.” John 15:15 • What is the blessing of obedience? Intimacy with God. You will come to know things that you could never know any other way when you become intimate with God. And yet people are still asking, “How do I understand the Bible?” Friend, you will have a knowledge that surpasses anything you could gain from a school of learning when you serve the Lord in obedience. • Jesus said that we become his friends when we become his servants. And a friend knows all things. Amos 3:7 says, “SUrely the Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets.” • Have you stopped growing? Perhaps it is because you have stopped obeying. The way to have insight into the heart of God is through obedience.

• Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site:

begin at 9:15. A nursery is provided. Staff meeting is at noon Monday. On Tuesday, Lunch Bunch meets at 12:10 p.m. Pilates begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Wednesday, a healing service is at 12:05 p.m. On Friday, Barnabas the Apostle, Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 7 a.m. Vestry retreat begins at 6 p.m. at the McMillin’s. Vestry retreat begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Grace Christian Counseling Center.

Clover Valley M.B. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school followed by morning worship at 11. Communion is at 11 each first Sunday. Covenant is observed at 11 each third Sunday. Worship is at 11 each second and fifth Sunday, with pantry donations being accepted. Fourth Sunday worship is at 11, with devotional services conducted by the women’s ministry. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Monday and at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. Call 601-636-6375 or 601-6382070.

Cool Springs M.B. Services at Cool Springs M.B. Church, 385 Falk Steel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. First Sunday Communion service is at 11. Regular service is each third Sunday at 11. Prayer service is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study. The Rev. Byron Maxwell is pastor.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Worship is at 10:55. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. Vacation Bible school is Monday through Friday from 9 until 11:45 a.m. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast begins at 6:50 a.m. Trustees meet at 5 p.m. in the conference room. Chancel choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Visit

Eagle Lake Baptist Services at Eagle Lake Baptist Church, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the messages. Finance committee meeting begins at 4 p.m., followed by deacon meeting. Wednesday prayer service is at 6:30.

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Activities at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, begin tonight at 6:30 with a fish fry. Sunday services begin at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Fellowship time follows, and

Sunday school is at 10:19. The Eagle Lake Hi-Steppers walk in the fellowship hall at 8 a.m. weekdays. Joy Prayer Circle meeting is canceled this Wednesday. Call 601-218-6255.

Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin with Sunday school at 9 a.m. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Communion is each fourth Sunday at 5:30 p.m. David Brown Jr. is pastor.

Edwards Baptist Services at Edwards Baptist Church, 101 Magnolia St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Sunday. All services will be led by Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Sunday morning choir practice begins at 9:15. Deacons will meet at 9:30. Curlee Green is minister of music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best. Call 601-852-8141.

Family Life Cathedral

The Vicksburg Post begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship at 11 each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Prayer and Bible study meet each Wednesday night at 5. Choir rehearsal is Saturday at 3 p.m. before the first Sunday and at noon before the third Sunday. Roosevelt Smith is pastor.

Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. A baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. Call 601-218-3911. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

First Christian Church

Greater Mount Zion

Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with Sam Heltzel, delivering the message. The chancel choir will present the anthem. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated each Sunday. A nursery is provided. CWF Meals on Wheels begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Services at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 907 Farmer St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. Youth ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth choir rehearses at 6:30 each third Monday before the fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Bible study is at 7. The inspirational choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Monday after the first Sunday. GMZ mass choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each fourth Monday before the first Sunday. The usher board meets at 3 p.m. each second Saturday. The male chorus rehearses at 1 p.m. each first and fourth Saturday. Women’s ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday. Recordings of worship services are available from Jesse Trotter. For transportation call 601636-0826. Gregory Butler is pastor.

First Methodist Protestant Services at First Methodist Protestant Church, 500 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Robert Andrews, pastor., and children’s church. The men’s fellowship breakfast begins at 8 a.m. A nursery is provided. Vacation Bible school is from 5:30 until 8 each night Monday-Friday for ages three to 12 years. Wednesday evening activities are canceled.

First Nazarene Services at First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Morning worship begins at 10:50. Evening worship begins at 6. Midweek Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Music is led by Dwain Butler. The nursery worker is Phyllis Jennings. The Rev. Charles Parish is pastor.

First Presbyterian

Sunday services at Family Life Cathedral, An Oasis of Love, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Successful Living classes, followed by praise and worship at 11. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3, and children’s church is available. Second Sunday praise and worship begin at 8 a.m. Successful Living classes begin at 6 p.m. Friends and Family Day is each third Sunday with Successful Living Classes at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 11. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by discipleship classes at 7. Friday morning prayer is from 6 to 9. Call 601-629-3900, 601-6383433 or 601-218-5629 for transportation. E-mail Betty J. Young Tyler is pastor.

Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 9:30 a.m. with worship led by the Rev. Tim Brown. Sunday school is at 10:45. The choir director is Sharon Penley. The organist is Barbara Tracy. Vacation Bible school begins at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, 8:45 if not preregistered. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study begins at 7:15 a.m.; Al Anon meets at noon; and Fourth Day Group meets at Cracker Barrel at 6 p.m. . On Wednesday, Fourth Day Group will meet at 6:30 a.m. at Cracker Barrel. Junior and senior high Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Adult choir is at 7. On Thursday, Brass begins at 7. Directory pictures will be at 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

First Baptist

Grace Baptist

Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available, and a nursery is provided. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Evening service begins at 6. Celebrate Recovery begins at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Mafan Building. On Wednesday, English as a second language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic at 4:30; church family time at 5:50; English as a second language at 6; Adult Bible study, children’s activities, preschool care and adult choir rehearsal at 6:15; and family night supper from 4:45 until 6. Visit www.fbcvicksburg. org.

Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with a Bible study at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. Bryan Abel, pastor, delivering the message. Hubert Stroud will lead music. Evening services begin at 5:30 with discipleship training, followed by worship at 6:30. On Wednesday, adult senior fellowship begins at 10 a.m. GAs, RAs and youth-adult Bible study begin at 6:30 p.m.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1511 1/2 Lane St.,

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Fourth Sunday worship are at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. Fifth Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. On Wednesday, Bible school begins at 6 p.m. Hour of Power service is each

Greater Oak Grove M.B. Services at Greater Oak Grove M.B. Church, 3302 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. Sunday activities at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 8:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Adult Bible study begins at 5 p.m. UMYF begins at 6. A nursery is available. On Monday, Cub Scouts meet at 6 p.m. and Boy Scouts meet at 7. Men’s softball game is at 8:30. On Tuesday, prayer group meets at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, administrative meeting begins at 5 p.m., handbells begins at 5:45, and chancel choir at 7. On Thursday, a men’s softball game begins at 7:30 p.m.

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Mondays and at 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Women of Peace fellowship begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Summer of Saints begin Monday. Bible class and Teen Talk are at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday. Singles Supporting Singles begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Weight of Glory women’s conference begins at 7 p.m. June 25 and men’s conference begins at 2 p.m. June 26 at the Rolling Fork location with Pastors Eyvone and Harry Smith, speakers. Registration is required for free conferences, call 601-2182479. Perfect Peace is broadcast at 6 a.m. Sundays on WAPT16, at 6 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays on Channel 17 and at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday on WUFX-11.

Immanuel Baptist Services at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by morning worship and children’s church, led by children’s director Ashley Coomes, at 10:45. DiscipleContinued on page B3.

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The Vicksburg Post Continued from page B2. ship training and preschool choir begin at 5 p.m., followed by evening worship at 6. On Wednesdays, prayer service/Bible study, children’s classes for grades K-6 and youth services begin at 7 p.m. Adult choir practice, led by interim music director Dale Yocum, begins at 8. A nursery is available. Vacation Bible school is Monday-Friday each night at 5:45 for ages 4-sixth grade. The church bus will run the normal route, call the church office for pickup, 601-636-2238.

Jones Chapel M.B. Services at Jones Chapel M.B. Church, 1340 Bay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship and Communion are at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday. Joseph L. Brown, pastor, will deliver the message.

King Solomon Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin at 8:15 a.m. with The Hour of SoulSaving Power. The Rev. R.D. Bernard will deliver the message. The praise team will provide the music. Worship is at 10 with R.D. Bernard, pastor, delivering the message. The mass choir will sing. Child care is provided beginning at 9:30. Children’s church/Sunday school is at 11. The message can be heard, live, at 11 a.m. on WTRM 100.5 and on WJIW 104.7, KJIW 94.5 and KCAT 1340, all at 7 p.m. CDs of the Sunday message may be obtained by calling 601-638-7658 and leaving a message. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and at noon Friday. From 11-2 today the Breaking Down Walls Outreach Ministry will be at the Outlets at Vicksburg. Vacation Bible school is from 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday. Block party is from 1-3:30 p.m. Friday. Youth revival is at 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. For transportation, call 601831-4387 or 601-630-5342 a day ahead.

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

Lighthouse Baptist Services at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Women’s intercessory prayer is between Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship, which is led by Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor. Sunday evening, men’s prayer is at 5:30 and evening worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. Bible study and prayer service are at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A nursery is provided for all services.

Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation. Worship is at 11. Morning Glory services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night. W.I.T.N.E.S.S., a women’s ministry, is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is


Special events TODAY • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., dance and mime workshop, $10 fee; 7 p.m. free concert; 2715 Alcorn Drive. • Hawkins United Methodist — 7 a.m., garage sale for Mexico mission trip; 3736 Halls Ferry Road. • King David M.B. No. 2 — 5:30 p.m., choir program; church choir, groups, soloists invited; Doris L. Clavelle 601-638-8784; Johnny L. Williams, pastor; 1224 Bowmar Ave. • Mount Calvary M.B. — 10 a.m., Women’s Fellowship; Rodia Sisney, speaker; 1350 East Ave. •Southside Baptist — 7 a.m., yard sale; 95 Baptist Drive.

SUNDAY • New Mount Pilgrim M.B. — 3 p.m., Family and Friends Day; Henry J. Williams, pastor; 501 Poplar St.

MONDAY • First Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting, the Rev. Walter Edley, guest speaker; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1/2 Lane St. • Mount Pisgah — 7 p.m., revival, the Rev. Dennis J. Redden Sr., evangelist; 1519 Lummie St. • Mount Zion M.B. — 7 p.m., revival, the Rev. Luster Lacey, speaker; the Rev. Henry Mayfield, pastor; Eagle Lake community. • St. Paul Bovina — 7 p.m., revival ; 437 Tiffintown Road.

TUESDAY • First Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting, the Rev. Walter Edley, guest speaker; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1/2 Lane St. • Mount Pisgah — 7 p.m., revival, the Rev. Dennis J. Redden Sr., evangelist; 1519 Lummie St. • Mount Zion M.B. — 7 p.m., revival, the Rev. Luster Lacey, speaker; the Rev. Henry Mayfield, pastor; Eagle Lake community. • St. Paul Bovina — 7 p.m., revival ; 437 Tiffintown Road.

WEDNESDAY • First Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting, the Rev. Walter Edley, guest speaker; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1/2 Lane St. • King Solomon Baptist — 6 p.m., youth revival; Tammie and Tyrone Johnson, Diane and Charles Vessel, Tyrone and Gloria Polk, speakers; 1401 Farmer St. • Mount Pisgah — 7 p.m., revival, the Rev. Dennis J. Redden Sr., evangelist; 1519 Lummie St. • Mount Zion M.B. — 7 p.m., revival, the Rev. Luster Lacey, speaker; the Rev. Henry Mayfield, pastor; Eagle Lake community. • St. Paul Bovina — 7 p.m., revival ; 437 Tiffintown Road.

THURSDAY • King Solomon Baptist — 6 p.m., youth revival; Tammie and Tyrone Johnson, Diane and Charles Vessel, Tyrone and Gloria Polk, speakers; 1401 Farmer St. • Mount Pisgah — 7 p.m., revival, the Rev. Dennis J. Redden Sr., evangelist; 1519 Lummie St. • Mount Zion M.B. — 7 p.m., revival, the Rev. Luster Lacey, speaker; the Rev. Henry Mayfield, pastor; Eagle Lake community. • St. Paul Bovina — 7 p.m., revival ; 437 Tiffintown Road.

FRIDAY • King Solomon Baptist — 6 p.m., youth revival; Tammie and Tyrone Johnson, Diane and Charles Vessel, Tyrone and Gloria Polk, speakers; 1401 Farmer St. • Mount Pisgah — 7 p.m., revival, the Rev. Dennis J. Redden Sr., evangelist; 1519 Lummie St. • Mount Zion M.B. — 7 p.m., revival, the Rev. Luster Lacey, speaker; the Rev. Henry Mayfield, pastor; Eagle Lake community. • St. Paul Bovina — 7 p.m., revival ; 437 Tiffintown Road.

JUNE 13 • Ebenezer Baptist — 4 p.m., benefit program for Dorothy Valentine; soloist, praise dancers, choirs invited; Beverly Brooks, 601-738-0060; Eugenia Murphy, 601-618-1576; Dorosenior pastor. Visit

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

Morning Star M.B. Services at Morning Star M.B. Church, 848 Glass Road, begins at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by youth worship at 11. Holy Communion is at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. On Wednesday, Prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m., followed by Bible class at 7:30. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Mount Alban M.B. Services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leonard Knight, deacon and

superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship are each second Sunday; youth service is each fifth Sunday; all start at 11. Praise and worship are at 10 a.m. each third Sunday. On Wednesday, prayer/ Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. Women of Faith Ministry is at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.

Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B. Church, Eagle Lake community, are at 1:30 p.m. each second Sunday. Dr. L.A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday. Services are at 8 a.m. each fifth Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. in the

thy Valentine, 601-218-8647; 2346 Grove St.

JUNE 14 • Bowmar Baptist — 5:30 p.m., summer sports camp; 601636-2596; 1825 U.S. 61 South. • First Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting, the Rev. Walter Edley, guest speaker; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1/2 Lane St.

JUNE 15 • Bowmar Baptist — 5:30 p.m., summer sports camp; 601636-2596; 1825 U.S. 61 South. • First Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting, the Rev. Walter Edley, guest speaker; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1/2 Lane St. • Morning Star — 7 p.m., revival prayer service; 848 Glass Road.

JUNE 16 • Bowmar Baptist — 5:30 p.m., summer sports camp; grades K5-6; 601-636-2596; 1825 U.S. 61 South. • First Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting, the Rev. Walter Edley, guest speaker; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1/2 Lane St. • Morning Star — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Joseph Harris, guest speaker; 848 Glass Road.

JUNE 17 • Bowmar Baptist — 5:30 p.m., summer sports camp; grades K5-6; 601-636-2596; 1825 U.S. 61 South. • First Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting, the Rev. Walter Edley, guest speaker; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1/2 Lane St. • Morning Star — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Joseph Harris, guest speaker; 848 Glass Road. JUNE 18

• First Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting, the Rev. Walter Edley, guest speaker; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1/2 Lane St.

JUNE 19 • Healing Place ­— 5 p.m., Father’s Day Celebration; music by Dennis Wright and Blessed Assurance; 1201 Grove St.

JUNE 21 • Cool Springs ­— 7:15 p.m., revival; the Rev. Kemp Burley, evangelist; the Rev. Byron Maxwell, pastor ; 385 Falk Steel Road.

JUNE 22 • Cool Springs ­— 7:15 p.m., revival; the Rev. Kemp Burley, evangelist; the Rev. Byron Maxwell, pastor ; 385 Falk Steel Road.

JUNE 23 • Cool Springs ­— 7:15 p.m., revival; the Rev. Kemp Burley, evangelist; the Rev. Byron Maxwell, pastor ; 385 Falk Steel Road.

JUNE 26 • Travelers Rest Baptist ­— 6 p.m., United Voices musical; 718 Bowmar Ave.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JUNE 7-11 • Calvary Baptist — 6-8 p.m.; K-sixth grade; 2878 Old Highway 27. • King Solomon Baptist — 9 a.m.-noon; 1401 Farmer St. • Northside Baptist — 6-8:30 p.m.; 4820 N. Washington St. • Wayside Baptist — 8:30-11 a.m.; K-sixth grade; 6151 Jeff Davis Road.

JUNE 14-18 • Westminister Presbyterian — 9 a.m.-noon; 3601 Halls Ferry Road.

JUNE 21-25 • First Baptist — 8:30 a.m.-noon; 1607 Cherry St. • Grace Baptist — 6-8 p.m.; 1729 Hankinson Road.

annex each Sunday. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Senior choir rehearses at 6 each Thursday. Ushers meet at 6 each Tuesday before the second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday before the fifth Sunday. Junior choir rehearses from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. The trustee board meets at 9 a.m. and deacons at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. For transportation call 601636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2729 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement each second Sunday; worship and testimony service each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday.

All are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s Bible study/ prayer service is at 6:30 p.m. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. each Friday before the third Sunday. Senior choir rehearsal is at 4 p.m. each Saturday before the first Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. each fourth Saturday. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. each second Monday at the church and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor on Bowman Street. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Mount Carmel Services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members training. Worship begins at 11, with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearse at 5 p.m. Monday. Praise and worship choir rehearses at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Youth choir rehearses at noon Saturdays before the first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursdays, men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. The Ultimate Slumber Party is from 7 p.m. June 11

until 8 a.m. June 12. Bring pillows, blankets and pajamas. Youths 10 and older and young adults are invited. For transportation, call 601638-9015.

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

Mount Heroden Baptist Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Hilda Y. White, acting superintendent. Worship is at 11. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Youth service is at 11 each second Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 5 p.m. each Wednesday. Senior choir rehearsal is each first Saturday at 2 p.m. Youth choir rehearses each second Saturday at 12:30 p.m.; activities follow. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Olive Baptist Services at Mount Olive Baptist Church of Villa Nova, Oak Ridge community, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Worship with Communion is each third Sunday. Bible study is at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Richard Hopkins is pastor.

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

Mount Pisgah Services at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 1519 Lummie St., begin at 11 a.m. each first Sunday with Communion. Bible class is each third Sunday at 11 a.m. Revival begins at 7 p.m. Monday-Friday with the Rev. Dennis Jr. Redden Sr., evangelist for the week. The Rev. D.J. Redden Sr. is pastor.

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

Narrow Way M.B. Services at Narrow Way M.B. Church, 400 Adams St., begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.

New Beginning Services at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Church, 4345 Lee Road, begin with word and worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Weekend of ministry in word and song with Jeff Scroggins will be Friday through May 13. David and Carolyn Sterling are pastors. Call 601-529-3902.

New Beginning Services at New Beginning Full Deliverance Ministries, 1890 S. Frontage Road, Suite 2, begin at 9:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed at 10:15 with worship. Christian Education class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Continued on page B4.

B4 Continued from page B3. Wednesday Bible class begins at 6 p.m. For prayer and counseling call Apostle Clarence and Lavern Walsh, senior pastors, 601-717-3306 or 601-4542062. Michelle King is pastor, call 601-301-0586.

New Mount Elem M.B. Services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. On Tuesday, prayer/Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

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

Northside Baptist Activities at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin today at 2 with preregistration for vacation Bible school for all ages with food and games. Sunday services begin at 9:45 with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship, led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11. A nursery is provided for all services. Evening activities begin at 5 with Kids Time, followed by Youth Explosion and worship at 6. Wednesday activities begin at 6:30 p.m. with mission study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by Bible study/ prayer at 7. Preregister Monday from 2 to 5 p.m. for vacation Bible school.

Oak Chapel M.B. Services at Oak Chapel M.B. Church, Bovina Community, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, under the direction of Charles Winston, deacon and superintendent. Worship is at 11 each first, third and fifth Sunday. Holy Communion is each third Sunday. Youth church is each fifth Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 11 a.m. Saturday before the fifth Sunday and at 6 p.m. Wednesday before the first and third Sunday. Dellie C. Robinson is pastor.

Oakland Baptist Activities at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin tonight at 7 with a swim party until 9 at Marion Park Pool. Sunday services begin at 9:30 a.m. with a morning devotional led by Ray Wade. Sunday school is at 9:45. Worship and children’s church begin at 10:45. Special music is provided and led by Lanny McCann. The morning message is presented by Fiodor Baraniuk, co-cordinator for Russian Church Planting in the United States. The Beth Moore Bible study continues at 5 p.m. Evening worship is at 6 with the message by John Grimes, associate pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Florence. Ladies night out is Tuesday

Saturday, June 5, 2010 at Jacques’. On Wednesday, youths will meet at 6:15 p.m. Children’s summer fun program is at and prayer service is at 7. Circle of Friends will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. A nursery is provided. Justin Rhodes is pastor.

Open Door Bible Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11:15. Youth and adult classes are offered. Call 601-638-2536.

Pentecostal Explosion Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 10:30. Wednesday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Leonard and Paula Calcote are pastors. Call 601-636-4978.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with Bible Institute. Covenant Nursing Home Ministry is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Sunday services are canceled this week. The Rev. Joe Harris is pastor.

Port Gibson U.M.C. Sunday is the Second Sunday after Pentecost at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and worship at 11. The Rev. David Harrison will bring the message. Professional counseling is offered through Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St., or by calling 601437-5046.

Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with early worship. The Good News Discussion Group meets at 9:45, and Sunday school at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11, with the Rev. D.R. Ragsdale delivering the sermon. Ken Warren will lead the singing. A nursery is provided for children as old as 5. Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Cursillo will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dominos will be played in the fellowship hall Friday at 6 p.m. Call 601-636-2966.

Redbone U.M.C. Sunday school at Redbone United Methodist Church, Redbone Road, begins at 10 a.m. Worship with Communion is at 11. The program will be called Behold! The King. The Rev. Thomas M. Shreve is pastor.

Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11, with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Lauren Whitaker and Carlton Jeter will be acolytes. Christopher and Adam Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided. On Wednesday, youth will meet at 8:15 a.m. for a trip to the zoo. Bring a a sack lunch, drinks are provided. Adult choir practice is at 6:30 p.m. Call 601-218-6255.

Ridgeway Baptist Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship at 11. Evening worship begins at 6, the Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor, will deliver both messages of the day.

On Wednesday, group prayer meets at 9 a.m. at the home of Winnie Mann. Bible study/prayer meeting is at 7 p.m.

Rose Hill M.B. Services at Rose Hill M.B. Church, 683 Stenson Road, begins at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Morris Shelton is deacon and superintendent. Worship is at 11. Walter Weathersby is pastor.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Activities for the Second Sunday after Pentecost at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin at 9 a.m. with breakfast. Holy Eucharist, Rite II is at 10 with the Rev. Billie Abraham, rector, celebrating. Child care is provided. Coffee and fellowship will follow both services. Healing Service and Eucharist are at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 601-636-6687.

St. George Orthodox Services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., consist of: The Second Sunday of Pentecost, Great Vespers, at 5:30 tonight; Matins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; and the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. Visit

St. James M.B. No. 1 Services at St. James M.B. Church No. 1, 400 Adams St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school directed by Robert Hubbard, superintendent, and Walter Bell, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Willie J. White is pastor.

St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton is superintendent. Second Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. Fourth-Sunday Communion is at 11 a.m. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Choir rehearsal is at 10 a.m. each third and fourth Wednesday. Elder Jeffrey D. MaGee is pastor.

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

St. Mary’s Episcopal St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe the Second Sunday after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, with Holy Communion, Rite II, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Denny Allman will bring the message and serve at the Eucharist. The Book of Common Prayer will be used. Coffee and snacks are available before and after the service in the parish hall.

St. Michael Catholic St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, will celebrate the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 tonight and 8:30 and 11

a.m. Sunday. The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated from 4:30 to 5 p.m. each Saturday. Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. At 2 p.m. each Sunday is a Eucharist service in Spanish. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith call 601-636-3445 for information about the RCIA program.

Shiloh Baptist Sunday services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 926 Meadow St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. George Kennedy Sr. is superintendent. Communion is at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Covenant is each second Sunday. Bible study is at 6 Tuesday night. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Tuesday after the second Sunday. The Rev. Willie Jones is pastor.

Shiloh Primitive Services at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Warriors Trail, begin at 10:30 a.m. with singing, prayers and a sermon, followed by dinner at noon. Elder Charles Holden is pastor.

Southside Baptist Activities at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin today from 7 until with a yard sale. Sunday services begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Greg Clemts, pastor, speaking. Andrew Clemts, interim song director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead the music. Sunday evening adult choir practice is at 4. Bible study is at 5, followed by worship at 6. Midweek prayer services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and Bible study/prayer services are at 7 p.m. Call 601-631-0047.

Standfield New Life Services at Standfield New Life Christian Church, 1404 Lane St., begin at 10 each Sunday morning. Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Outreach is Mondays and Fridays. Men and women ministries meet each Monday and Tuesday after the fourth Sunday. Angel Food orders are taken monthly; call 601-6385380.

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

Trinity Baptist Sunday services at Trinity

The Vicksburg Post Baptist Church, 3365 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:45. Turing Point begins at 4:45 p.m., followed at 6 with worship. The Gathering begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday. The Gathering and age-graded studies begin at 6, and choir rehearsal is at 6:45. The Rev. Ron Burch is pastor. Tim Goodson is minister of music and youths.

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with Mike Fields, pastor, bringing the message. Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and at 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services begin at 6 p.m. and include Elevate Your Life classes, 24/7 youth ministries and Kingdom Kids church. Men’s Fraternity begins at 8 a.m. each first Saturday.

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/ New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday, and Bible study at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders’ Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. For transportation, call 601218-1319. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor.

WC Ministers Alliance Warren County Ministers Alliance meets at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday at the E.D. Straughter Building on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The aim is to benefit ministers and discuss Sunday school lessons. Ministers and community members are invited. Robert L. Miller is moderator.

Warrenton Independent Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Marvin E. Curtis Jr., pastor, preaching. P.J. Griffing will lead the singing. Junior church is during worship and is led by Scott Audirsch, associate youth pastor. Vacation Bible school begins at 6 p.m. Sunday and continues through Thursday each night at 7. Visit

Wayside Baptist

Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with Jason Wooley, pastor, leading. Evening worship begins at 6. Wednesday prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings. Vacation Bible school is from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday for ages K-sixth grade.

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and Adult I, II and III classes,

taught by Scott Reiber, pastor, and Jeff Brannen. Worship with Communion is at 11 with Reiber preaching. Elder Gordon Sluis will assist. Worship with the Lord’s Supper is at 2:30 at Belmont Gardens and at 3:30 at Covenant Evening worship begins at 6 with Reiber preaching. Bob Walker will assist. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is organist. Mary Martha Circle will meet at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. Prayer begins at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Vacation Bible school is from 9 a.m.-noon, June 14-18.

Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by Worship at 11 with a message by Bob Conrad, pastor. Evening service begins at 6 with Bible study. On Wednesday, old-time prayer and children’s ministry begin at 6:30 p.m. A nursery is provided.

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

Zion Traveler M.B. Services at Zion Traveler M.B. Church, 1701 Poplar St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., under the direction of Virginia Houston, minister and superintendent. Elbert Cox Jr., minister and deacon, is assistant superintendent. The following activities begin at 11 a.m. — Communion each first Sunday; worship each second and fourth Sunday; women’s ministry each third Sunday; and youth ministry each fifth Sunday. Choir practice is on Monday after the second and fourth Sunday and Thursday after the first and third Sunday at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible study is at 6. Sunday school lesson planning meeting is Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Alfred E. Lassiter Jr. is pastor.



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Legendary UCLA coach Wooden dead at 99 By The Associated Press

Go the distance Colby Rasmus homers to lift the Cardinals past the struggling Brewers/C3



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LOS ANGELES — John Wooden, college basketball’s gentlemanly Wizard of Westwood who built one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports at UCLA and became one of the most revered coaches ever, has died. He was 99. The university said Wooden died Friday night of natural causes at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized since May 26. With his signature rolledup game program in hand, Wooden led the Bruins to 10 NCAA championships, including an unmatched streak of seven in a row from

college basketball 1967 to 1973. Over 27 years, he won 620 games, including 88 straight during one historic stretch, and John coached many Wooden of the game’s greatest players such as Bill Walton and Lew Alcindor — later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. As a coach, he was groundbreaking trendsetter who demanded his players be in great condition so they

2 p.m. CBS - A star-studded field that includes Tiger Woods hits the links for third-round action at Muirfield Village in The Memorial Tournament.

could play an up-tempo style not well-known on the West Coast at the time. But the Wizard’s legacy extended well beyond that. He was the master of the simple one- or two-sentence homily, instructive little messages best presented in his famous “Pyramid of Success,” which remains mustread material, not only for fellow coaches but for anyone in a leadership position in American business. He taught the team game and had only three hard-andfast rules — no profanity, tardiness or criticizing fellow teammates. Layered beneath that seeming simplicity, though, were a slew of life lessons — primers on every-

Ole Miss right fielder went 2-for3 with a run scored and two RBIs in the Rebels’ 10-3 victory over St. Johns in the Charlottesville Regional.

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Kyle Busch takes Pocono pole position


La. Pick 3: 3-2-0 La. Pick 4: 6-5-8-4 Weekly results: C2

See Wooden, Page C3.

Southern Miss falls in Auburn Regional


finish. His best finish at Pocono was fourth in 2005, and he hasn’t finished higher than 16th over the last two years. “It would mean a lot,” Busch said when asked about getting a win in his milestone start. “This is a place I’ve struggled at ... You can come around here and it can be really, really frustrating at this place because it is so long, you can beat your head against the headrest.” Busch won his second pole of the season, claiming victory at Richmond last month after starting up front. Clint Bowyer was qualified second, while Dale Earnhardt, Jr., was third. Jeff Burton qualified 13th. Busch and Burton had a run-in during last week’s race at Charlotte after Busch’s late error sent Burton tumbling to a 25thplace finish.

Asked in a 2008 interview the secret to his long life, Wooden replied: “Not being afraid of death and having peace within yourself. All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.” Asked what he would like God to say when he arrived at the pearly gates, Wooden replied, “Well done.” Even with his staggering accomplishments, he remained humble and gracious. He said he tried to live by advice from his father: “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply

The road to Omaha


LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch will start his 200th career Sprint Cup race at the front of the field. Winner of two of the last four races, Busch turned a lap at 169.485 mph Friday to win the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway and extend a midseason hot streak that has lifted him to second in the points standings. Now the driver that fans love to hate hopes to parlay his first pole at the 2.5 mile-long Tricky TriKyle angle into a Busch respectable

thing from how to put on your socks correctly to how to maintain poise: “Not being thrown off stride in how you behave or what you believe because of outside events.” “What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player,” was one of Wooden’s key messages. Wooden began his career as a teacher during the Great Depression and was still teaching others long past retirement. He remained a fixture at UCLA games played on a court named after him and his late wife, Nell, and celebrated his 99th birthday with a book he coauthored on how to live life and raise children.

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Ole Miss outfielder Tim Ferguson celebrates with his team after hitting a home run

against St. John’s during the NCAA regionals Friday in Charlottesville, Va.

Rebels roll Red Storm By The Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Drew Pomeranz scattered seven hits over seven-plus innings and Ole Miss beat St. John’s 10-5 Friday night in the Charlottesville Regional. The Rebels (39-22) advanced to play host Virginia in a winner’s bracket game today, while the Red Storm (40-19) will take on Virginia Commonwealth in an elimination game. Pomeranz (9-2), expected to be one of the top picks in Monday’s amateur draft, got all the runs he needed in the second on a grounder by Kevin Mort and a triple by Tanner Mathis. He cruised into the eighth, when a leadoff single and

walk caused Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco to bring Eric Callender on. Jeremy Blatz hit Callender’s first pitch for a long, three-run home run to left to make it 7-3, but the reliever retired the next three hitters. Kyle Hansen (8-2) allowed seven hits and six runs in four innings for St. John’s, which added two runs and had the bases loaded with two out in the ninth before Rory McKean replaced Callender and got Jimmy Parque to ground out to end it. Pomeranz threw 112 pitches and finished with five strikeouts and three walks. The Rebels padded their lead on solo home runs by Miles Hamblin in the third

and Alex Yarbrough in the fourth, and a two-run shot by Tim Ferguson, also in the fourth. A sacrifice fly by Yarbrough in the fifth made it 7-0, and the Rebels got their final runs on a bases-loaded walk to Matt Snyder and Taylor Hashman’s two-run single in the eighth. Pomeranz allowed five hits through his first four innings, including a double leading off the third by Scott Ferrara. The lefty then helped himself by snaring a comebacker by Matt Wessinger, wheeling and catching Ferrara off the base. His throw to shortstop Mort was perfect, allowing Mort to tag Ferrara out and then fire to first to complete a double play.

AUBURN, Ala. — For the first time this season, Southern Miss pitcher Scott Copeland took a loss as No. 20 Clemson defeated No. 27 Southern Miss 10-1 in the opening game of the Auburn Regional. Clemson struck for the game’s first runs in the bottom of the first as Mike Freeman placed a RBI double into the left-centerfield gap and then came around to score later on a sacrifice fly for an early 2-0 lead. The Tigers tried to pad their lead in the bottom of the second as they loaded the bases with no outs. But Copeland (11-1) induced a 5-2-3 double play ball, then coaxed a weak ground ball, to end the threat without any runs scoring. Southern Miss cut the Clemson lead in half in the top of the fifth as Joey

college baseball Archer doubled to lead off the frame and came around to score on Tyler Koelling’s RBI double to make the score 2-1. The Tigers answered with a solo home run by Will Lamb in the bottom of the fifth and a RBI single by Kyle Parker to put the Tigers up 4-1. Clemson blew the game open in the bottom of the sixth on a solo home run by John Hinson to increase the lead to 5-1 before Copeland left the game with runners on the corners. Lamb added a RBI single and Jeff Schaus platted two more with a twoRBI single through the right side off Cody Schlagel. The third Golden Eagle pitcher of the inning, Mandella Mingo, uncorked a wild pitch to allow the fifth run of the inning.

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Clemson’s Will Lamb bumps helmets with Mike Freeman, far left, after Lamb hit a home run in the fifth inning during regional play against Southern Miss Friday.

Baseball replay idea draws fire By The Associated Press

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Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, third from left, yells at first base umpire Jim Joyce, right, as umpires Jim Wolf (78), left, and home plate umpire Marvin Hudson (51), intervene Wednesday.

A bouncing ball to the right side of the infield, a flip to the bag, a surprising safe call by the umpire, and a furious manager. Nah, not the play in Detroit. We’ve seen that enough. This one came a few hours later in Seattle, far from the eye of a sports media storm. “The replays showed he’s out, bottom line,” Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire fumed after the winning run on that disputed play Wednesday night. “It’s all out there for you, just go watch the replays.”

mlb Which is exactly what Major League Baseball intends to do. Stung by the blown call that cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game, commissioner Bud Selig said he would look at the big picture — the possibility of expanding the use of video reviews. The subject is certain to get addressed when Selig’s blueribbon panel holds its next meeting on Thursday. “I guarantee it,” said Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre, part of the specially picked committee. “I’m

sure it’s going to be added to the agenda.” And so starts another great debate in baseball. “There are so many close calls in a game, so where do you draw the line?” Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle wondered. “Stolen bases, guys tagged out at home, so many plays at first base that are bang-bang plays, where do you draw the line?” Added New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter: “When does it stop, when does it start? Do you have a flag that you throw from the See Replay, Page C3.


Saturday, June 5, 2010

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AUTO RACING 10 a.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, final practice for Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 1 p.m. Speed - Rolex Sports Car Series, Six Hours of The Glen 3 p.m. Speed - ARCA, Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200(tape) 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, qualifying for Federated Auto Parts 300 (tape) 5 p.m. Speed - Rolex Sports Car Series, Six Hours of The Glen 7 p.m. ESPN2 - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Federated Auto Parts 300 7 p.m. Versus - IRL, Firestone 550K, at Fort Worth, Texas 10 p.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, qualifying for United Association Route 66 Nationals(tape) BOXING 9:15 p.m. HBO - Junior middleweights, Vanes Martirosyan (27-0-0) vs. Joe Greene (22-0-0); champion Yuri Foreman (28-0-0) vs. Miguel Cotto (34-2-0), for WBA junior middleweight title COLLEGE SOFTBALL 11 a.m. ESPN2 - World Series, Missouri vs. Florida 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 - World Series, Arizona vs. Washington 6 p.m. ESPN - World Series, teams TBA 8:30 p.m. ESPN - World Series, teams TBA GOLF 8 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Wales Open 11:30 a.m. TGC - PGA Tour, The Memorial 1:30 p.m. TGC - Nationwide Tour, Melwood Prince George’s County Open 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, The Memorial 5:30 p.m. TGC - Champions Tour, Principal Charity Classic (tape) HORSE RACING 11 a.m. ESPN - Belmont Stakes undercard 4:30 p.m. ABC - Belmont Stakes MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. Fox - Florida at N.Y. Mets 6 p.m. WGN - Cleveland at Chicago White Sox SOCCER 7:30 a.m. ESPN2 - Men’s national teams, exhibition, U.S. vs. Australia TENNIS 8 a.m. NBC - French Open, women’s championship and men’s doubles championship




from staff & AP reports

Swimming Vicksburg swim team is just three out of first The Vicksburg Swimming Association trails the Mississippi Makos by three points 57-54 after the first day of swimming in the Stamm Family Invitational at the city pool. Sunkist is a distant third with 37 points. The girls’ ages 12 and under 400meter freestyle race was won by Sunkist Swim Team’s Sophia Waddingham. Top VSA finisher was Mallory Claire Dickey in fifth. The boys’ ages 12 and under 400-meter free was won by Thatcher Shepard of the Makos, with Gabrile Riveros of the VSA finishing seventh. Manuela Portilla-Jojoa of Delta Aquatics won the girls’ ages 14 and under 1,500-meter freestyle, with Blaine Butler the top VSA finisher in sixth. In the girls’ ages 15 and over 1,500meter freestyle, Alyx Wszolek of the Makos took first, with Cicly Chiarito of the VSA second. In the boys’ ages 14 and under 1,500-meter free, Jackson Kojima of the Makos took first, while Wally Wibowo of the VSA was fourth. In the boys’ ages 15 and over 1,500-meter free, Ben Vaughn was first, with VSA swimmers Hunter Anderson and Matt Shoenberger second and third.


American League East Division

W Tampa Bay....................36 New York.......................34 Boston...........................32 Toronto..........................32 Baltimore.......................15

L 19 21 24 24 40

Central Division

W Minnesota......................31 Detroit............................28 Chicago.........................23 Kansas City...................23 Cleveland.......................20

L 23 26 31 33 33

Pct .655 .618 .571 .571 .273

GB — 2 4 1/2 4 1/2 21

Pct GB .574 — .519 3 .426 8 .411 9 .377 10 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................29 25 .537 — Oakland.........................29 26 .527 1/2 Los Angeles..................28 28 .500 2 Seattle...........................22 31 .415 6 1/2 ——— Friday’s Games Boston 11, Baltimore 0 Toronto 6, N.Y. Yankees 1 Texas 9, Tampa Bay 6 Cleveland 10, Chicago White Sox 1 Kansas City 7, Detroit 3 Minnesota at Oakland, (n) L.A. Angels at Seattle, (n) Today’s Games N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 7-1) at Toronto (R.Romero 5-2), 12:07 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 5-3) at Seattle (RowlandSmith 0-4), 3:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (J.Shields 5-3) at Texas (Hunter 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Boston (Lester 6-2) at Baltimore (Guthrie 3-5), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Talbot 6-4) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 4-4), 6:05 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 5-4) at Kansas City (Hochevar 5-3), 6:10 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 5-3) at Oakland (Cahill 4-2), 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 12:35 p.m. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Minnesota at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 3:10 p.m.

East Division L 22 24 27 28 29

Central Division

W St. Louis........................32 Cincinnati.......................31 Chicago.........................24 Pittsburgh......................22 Milwaukee......................22 Houston.........................21

L 23 24 30 31 33 34

Pct .593 .547 .509 .500 .482

GB — 2 1/2 4 1/2 5 6

Pct .582 .564 .444 .415 .400 .382

GB — 1 7 1/2 9 10 11

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................32 22 .593 — Los Angeles..................31 23 .574 1 San Francisco...............28 24 .538 3 Colorado........................28 25 .528 3 1/2 Arizona..........................20 34 .370 12 ——— Friday’s Games Washington 4, Cincinnati 2 Philadelphia 3, San Diego 2 San Francisco at Pittsburgh, (n) N.Y. Mets 4, Florida 3 Houston 3, Chicago Cubs 1 St. Louis 8, Milwaukee 0 Colorado at Arizona, (n) Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Today’s Games Florida (N.Robertson 4-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-2), 3:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 4-3) at St. Louis (Ottavino 0-1), 3:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 3-5) at Houston (Oswalt 3-7), 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 4-0) at Washington (Atilano 5-1), 6:05 p.m. San Diego (Garland 6-2) at Philadelphia (Moyer 5-5), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Wellemeyer 3-4) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 3-4), 6:05 p.m. Colorado (J.Chacin 3-3) at Arizona (Willis 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 5-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 6-2), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Florida at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Washington, 12:35 p.m. San Diego at Philadelphia, 12:35 p.m. San Francisco at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Houston, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, 3:10 p.m. Colorado at Arizona, 3:10 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 7:05 p.m.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 5 1937 — War Admiral, ridden by Charles Kurtsinger, wins the Triple Crown with a three-length victory over Sceneshifter in the Belmont Stakes. 1961 — The newly formed American Basketball League adopts the 3-point field goal. 2005 — Spanish teenager Rafael Nadal beats unseeded Mariano Puerta of Argentina in four sets to win the French Open men’s singles title. The No. 4-seeded Nadal becomes the youngest men’s Grand Slam champion since Pete Sampras won the U.S. Open at 19 in 1990.

Louisville Regional

At Louisville, Ky. Friday Vanderbilt 8, Illinois State 7, 13 innings Louisville 11, Saint Louis 2 Today Game 3 — Illinois State vs. Saint Louis, 11 a.m. Game 4 — Vanderbilt vs. Louisville, 3 p.m. ———

Columbia Regional

At Columbia, S.C. Friday The Citadel 7, Virginia Tech 2 South Carolina 9, Bucknell 5 Today Game 3 — Virginia Tech vs. Bucknell, 1 p.m. Game 4 — The Citadel vs. South Carolina, 6 p.m. ———

Myrtle Beach Regional

At Myrtle Beach, S.C. Friday Coastal Carolina 6, Stony Brook 0 College of Charleston 9, N.C. State 6 Today Game 3 — Stony Brook (29-26) vs. N.C. State (38-23), noon Game 4 — Coastal Carolina vs. College of Charleston, 6 p.m. ———

Atlanta Regional At Atlanta Friday

Alabama 11, Elon 2 Georgia Tech 10, Mercer 0 Today Game 3 — Elon vs. Mercer, 2 p.m. Game 4 — Alabama vs. Georgia Tech, 6 p.m. ———

Gainesville Regional

At Gainesville, Fla. Friday Oregon State 6, Florida Atlantic 4 Florida 7, Bethune-Cookman 3 Today Game 3 — Florida Atlantic vs. Bethune-Cookman, noon Game 4 — Oregon State vs. Florida, 6 p.m. ———

Coral Gables Regional

National League W Atlanta...........................32 Philadelphia...................29 New York.......................28 Florida............................28 Washington....................27

noon Game 4 — Virginia vs. Ole Miss, 5 p.m. Sunday Game 5 - G3 winner vs. G4 loser, Noon Game 6 - G4 winner vs. G5 winner, 5 p.m. Monday x-Game 7 - G4 winner vs. G5 winner, 5 p.m. ———

At Coral Gables, Fla. Friday Texas A&M 17, Florida International 3 Miami 12, Dartmouth 8 Today Game 3 — Florida International (36-24) vs. Dartmouth, 11 a.m. Game 4 — Texas A&M vs. Miami, 3 p.m. ———

Auburn Regional

At Auburn, Ala. Friday Clemson 10, Southern Miss 1 Auburn 9, Jacksonville State 7 Today Game 3 — Southern Miss vs. Jacksonville State, 2 p.m. Game 4 — Clemson vs. Auburn, 6 p.m. Sunday Game 5 - G3 winner vs. G4 loser, 1 p.m. Game 6 - G4 winner vs. G5 winner, 5 p.m. Monday x-Game 7 - G4 winner vs. G5 winner, 6 p.m. ———

Fayetteville Regional

At Fayetteville, Ark. Friday Arkansas 19, Grambling State 7 Washington State 8, Kansas State 6 Today Game 3 — Grambling State vs. Kansas State, 2:05 p.m. Game 4 — Arkansas vs. Washington State, 7:05 p.m. ———

Norman Regional

At Norman, Okla. Friday Oklahoma 7, Oral Roberts 6, 10 innings North Carolina 12, California 3 Today Game 3 — Oral Roberts vs. California, 1 p.m. Game 4 — Oklahoma vs. North Carolina, 7 p.m. ———

Austin Regional

At Austin, Texas Friday Louisiana-Lafayette 1, Rice 0 Texas 11, Rider 0 Today Game 3 — Rice vs. Rider, 1 p.m. Game 4 — La-Lafayette vs. Texas, 6:30 p.m. ———

Fort Worth Regional

At Fort Worth, Texas Friday Arizona 10, Baylor 9 TCU 16, Lamar 3 Today Game 3 — Baylor vs. Lamar, 2 p.m. Game 4 — Arizona vs. TCU, 7 p.m. ———

Fullerton Regional

At Fullerton, Calif. Friday New Mexico 9, Stanford 5 Game 2 - Minnesota at Cal St. Fullerton, (n) Today Game 3 — Game 1 loser vs. Stanford, 6 p.m. Game 4 — Game 1 winner vs. New Mexico, 10 p.m. ­­———

Los Angeles Regional

At Los Angeles Friday LSU 11, UC Irvine 10, 11 innings Game 2 - Kent State at UCLA, (n) Today Game 3 — UC Irvine vs. Game 2 loser, 4 p.m. Game 4 — LSU vs. Game 2 winner, 8 p.m. ———

Tempe Regional

At Tempe, Ariz. Friday Hawaii 4, San Diego 3 Game 2 - Wisc.-Milwaukee at Arizona St., (n) Today Game 3 — San Diego vs. Game 2 loser, 4 p.m. Game 4 — Hawaii vs. Game 2 winner, 9 p.m.

college baseball NCAA Tournament Double Elimination x-if necessary

Connecticut Regional At Norwich, Conn. Friday Florida State 11, Central Connecticut State 3 Oregon 5, Connecticut 3 Today Game 3 — Central Connecticut State vs. Connecticut, 1 p.m. Game 4 — Florida State vs. Oregon, 5:30 p.m. ———

Virginia Regional

At Charlottesville, Va. Friday Virginia 15, Virginia Commonwealth 4 Ole Miss 10, St. John’s 5 Today Game 3 — Virginia Commonwealth vs. St. John’s,

Tank McNamara

The Vicksburg Post

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Tennessee (Cubs).........33 West Tenn (Mariners)...30 Huntsville (Brewers)......25 Carolina (Reds).............25 Chattanooga (Dodgers).22

L 21 23 29 30 32

Pct. .611 .566 .463 .455 .407

GB — 2 1/2 8 8 1/2 11

W L Pct. .611 Jacksonville (Marlins)....33 21 Montgomery (Rays).......30 23 .566 Mobile (Diamondbacks).27 25 .519 Mississippi (Braves)...25 28 .472 Bham (White Sox).........18 36 .333 ——— Friday’s Games Mobile at Huntsville, (n) Jacksonville 13, Carolina 4 Montgomery 6, Mississippi 3 Tennessee 3, Birmingham 2 West Tenn at Chattanooga, ppd., rain Today’s Games Huntsville at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. Jacksonville at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Birmingham at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Mississippi at West Tenn, 7:05 p.m. Carolina at Chattanooga, 7:15 p.m. Sunday’s Games Jacksonville at Montgomery, 2:05 p.m. Mississippi at West Tenn, 2:05 p.m. Carolina at Chattanooga, 2:15 p.m. Huntsville at Tennessee, 5 p.m. Birmingham at Mobile, 7:05 p.m.

GB — 2 1/2 5 7 1/2 15

South Division

Nba NBA FINALS (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)

L.A. Lakers 1, Boston 0

Thursday: L.A. Lakers 102, Boston 89 Sunday: Boston at L.A. Lakers, 7 p.m. Tuesday: L.A. Lakers at Boston, 8 p.m. June 10: L.A. Lakers at Boston, 8 p.m. x-June 13: L.A. Lakers at Boston, 7 p.m. x-June 15: Boston at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. x-June 17: Boston at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m.

nhl STANLEY CUP FINAL (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)

Chicago 2, Philadelphia 2

May 29: Chicago 6, Philadelphia 5 May 31: Chicago 2, Philadelphia 1 June 1: Philadelphia 4, Chicago 3, OT Friday: Philadelphia 5, Chicago 3 Sunday: Philadelphia at Chicago, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Chicago at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. x-June 11: Philadelphia at Chicago, 7 p.m.

auto racing Sprint Cup-Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pa. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 169.485. 2. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 169.138. 3. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 169.097. 4. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 168.963. 5. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 168.868. 6. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 168.84. 7. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 168.805. 8. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 168.713. 9. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 168.669. 10. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 168.612. 11. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 168.3. 12. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 168.24. 13. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 168.205. 14. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 168.124. 15. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 168.036. 16. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 167.973. 17. (43) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 167.863. 18. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 167.823. 19. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 167.785. 20. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 167.679. 21. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 167.538. 22. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 167.529. 23. (83) Casey Mears, Toyota, 167.51. 24. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 167.476. 25. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 167.392. 26. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 167.392. 27. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 167.212. 28. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 167.177. 29. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 167.115. 30. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 167.047. 31. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 166.982. 32. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 166.976. 33. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 166.821. 34. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 166.738. 35. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 166.098. 36. (46) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 165.972. 37. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 165.929. 38. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 165.865. 39. (64) Chad McCumbee, Toyota, 165.688. 40. (36) Geoff Bodine, Chevrolet, 165.411. 41. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 165.116. 42. (34) Kevin Conway, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (26) David Stremme, Ford, 165.277.

Failed to Qualify 44. (09) Terry Cook, Chevrolet, 164.51. 45. (7) Ted Musgrave, Toyota, 164.456.

IRL-Firestone 550k Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Saturday At Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (6) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Honda, 215.273. 2. (10) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 215.261. 3. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Honda, 215.158. 4. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 215.152. 5. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Honda, 214.411. 6. (19) Alex Lloyd, Dallara-Honda, 214.408. 7. (06) Hideki Mutoh, Dallara-Honda, 214.38. 8. (7) Danica Patrick, Dallara-Honda, 214.098. 9. (32) Mario Moraes, Dallara-Honda, 213.8. 10. (26) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 213.785. 11. (5) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 213.692. 12. (22) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 213.602. 13. (11) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Honda, 213.346. 14. (8) E.J. Viso, Dallara-Honda, 213.336. 15. (4) Dan Wheldon, Dallara-Honda, 213.316. 16. (67) Sarah Fisher, Dallara-Honda, 213.256. 17. (18) Milka Duno, Dallara-Honda, 213.222. 18. (24) Tomas Scheckter, Dallara-Honda, 212.904. 19. (14) Vitor Meira, Dallara-Honda, 212.805. 20. (77) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 212.526. 21. (66) Jay Howard, Dallara-Honda, 212.448.

22. (36) Bertrand Baguette, Dallara-Honda, 212.349. 23. (2) Raphael Matos, Dallara-Honda, 212.327. 24. (37) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 212.298. 25. (34) Mario Romancini, Dallara-Honda, 212.101. 26. (78) Simona de Silvestro, Dallara-Honda, 211.289.

golf The Memorial Tournament Scores

Friday At Muirfield Village GC Dublin, Ohio Purse: $6 million Yardage: 7,366; Par 72 (36-36) Second Round a-denotes amateur Rickie Fowler....................................65-66 Justin Rose......................................65-69 Tim Petrovic.....................................69-66 Jim Furyk..........................................68-67 Jason Day........................................67-69 Spencer Levin..................................68-68 Stewart Cink.....................................70-67 Phil Mickelson..................................67-71 Alex Cejka........................................71-67 Tom Pernice, Jr...............................72-67 Matt Kuchar......................................71-68 Steve Stricker...................................69-70 Kenny Perry.....................................71-68 Ryan Moore......................................70-69 Carl Pettersson................................69-70 Jeff Overton......................................69-70 Steve Marino....................................68-71 Bo Van Pelt......................................70-69 Sean O’Hair......................................68-71 Brett Quigley....................................70-70 Adam Scott.......................................70-70 Brendon de Jonge...........................71-69 Rory McIlroy.....................................72-68 Rory Sabbatini..................................67-73 Ricky Barnes....................................70-71 Dustin Johnson................................72-69 Tiger Woods.....................................72-69 Tim Clark..........................................70-71 Thongchai Jaidee.............................71-70 Zach Johnson...................................73-68 Pat Perez.........................................71-70 Matt Jones........................................70-71 Aaron Baddeley................................71-71 Geoff Ogilvy.....................................65-77 J.B. Holmes......................................68-74 D.J. Trahan......................................73-69 J.P. Hayes........................................72-70 Bubba Watson..................................69-73 Andres Romero................................67-75 Jerry Kelly........................................72-70 Peter Hanson...................................71-71 Kevin Streelman...............................70-73 Martin Laird......................................72-71 Tom Lehman....................................70-73 Tom Gillis.........................................71-72 Fredrik Jacobson..............................68-75 Vijay Singh.......................................71-72 Bill Haas...........................................73-70 Henrik Stenson.................................73-70 K.J. Choi...........................................69-74 Charley Hoffman..............................72-71 Vaughn Taylor..................................75-69 Woody Austin...................................71-73 Kevin Sutherland..............................72-72 D.A. Points.......................................73-71 Kevin Stadler....................................69-75 Mark Calcavecchia...........................72-72 Greg Chalmers.................................74-70 Tim Herron.......................................71-73 Davis Love III...................................72-72 Y.E. Yang.........................................70-74 Nathan Green...................................72-72 Brian Davis.......................................71-73 Camilo Villegas................................77-68 John Senden....................................73-72 Erik Compton...................................73-72 Chad Collins.....................................73-72 John Merrick.....................................73-72 Bryce Molder....................................74-71 Ben Curtis........................................73-72 Brett Wetterich.................................71-74

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Failed to Qualify Mathew Goggin................................73-73 George McNeill................................74-72 John Mallinger..................................76-70 Billy Mayfair......................................73-73 Troy Merritt.......................................74-72 Rod Pampling...................................76-70 Graham DeLaet................................75-71 Ernie Els...........................................74-72

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Transactions BASEBALL

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Fired manager Dave Trembley. Named Juan Samuel interim manager. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Purchased the contract of RHP Frank Herrmann from Columbus (IL). Designated RHP Jamey Wright for assignment.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-8-0 La. Pick 4: 5-0-2-6 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-7-5 La. Pick 4: 7-1-5-0 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-5-1 La. Pick 4: 4-9-8-9 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-5-1 La. Pick 4: 4-5-1-9 Easy 5: 9-17-25-31-35 La. Lotto: 2-6-7-9-27-31 Powerball: 4-9-14-39-43 Powerball: 38; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-6-9 La. Pick 4: 7-6-4-4 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-2-0 La. Pick 4: 6-5-8-4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-9-0 La. Pick 4: 6-4-7-2 Easy 5: 3-12-16-30-37 La. Lotto: 2-6-18-27-33-39 Powerball: 1-3-24-28-41 Powerball: 10; Power play: 4

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


Cardinals blank Brewers Replay

Continued from Page C1. bench for challenges?” Heck, how about having a computer-simulated box call balls-and-strikes, like they do on TV? “I don’t know about that instant replay stuff. We might as well just build robots and put ’em out there,” Washington slugger Adam Dunn said. Remember, it was a rash of missed calls in the middle of the 2008 season that prompted baseball to join the electronic-eye age within a few months — the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA, NASCAR and Grand Slam tennis already used replay in some form by then. For now, only questionable home run calls get a second look. But after a postseason filled with umpiring mistakes, the admission by Jim Joyce that he botched what should’ve been the final out in Galarraga’s gem might spur more action. “I think that’s going to be the play that brings instant replay into baseball,” fan Jeff Corr said at Fenway Park. A day after the Twins lost on that 10th-inning play at second base, Gardenhire had calmed down. “I’m not going to get

By The Associated Press Adam Wainwright threw a complete game and Colby Rasmus drilled a two-run homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night. Wainwright (8-3), in his 98th career start, gave up two hits in the first complete-game shutout of his career. He struck out eight, walked one, and retired the last 18 hitters he faced after a leadoff walk to Prince Fielder in the fourth inning. Wainwright is 5-0 at home and has allowed just two earned runs in his last three starts covering 21 innings. St. Louis won for the sixth time in eight games and broke a four-game home losing streak against the Brewers, who have won 13 of their last 17 at Busch Stadium. Milwaukee lost for the fifth time in six games. Rasmus pounded his ninth homer of the season in the sixth to put St. Louis up 4-0. Albert Pujols drove in two runs, one on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the third — his 152nd career RBI with the bases loaded.

Astros 3, Cubs 1 Felipe Paulino struck out seven in eight effective innings, outpitching Carlos Zambrano and helping the Houston Astros beat the Chicago Cubs for their fourth straight win. Michael Bourn had three hits and scored twice as the Astros finally provided enough offense to get Paulino his first win. Lance Berkman drove in two runs.

Nationals 4, Reds 2 Ian Desmond hit a RBI single to break a seventh-inning tie, and was then in the center of a wild sacrifice-fly double-play two plays later as the Washington Nationals beat the Cin-


Flyers roll over Chicago PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mike Richards, Matt Carle and Claude Giroux all scored firstperiod goals and the Philadelphia Flyers hung on to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 on Friday night to even the Stanley Cup finals at 2-all. Game 5 is Sunday night in Chicago. Jeff Carter scored an emptynetter in the final seconds to help the Flyers become the first team this series to win a game by more than one goal. The Flyers, trying to win their first title since 1975, nearly let the win slip away in the third. Leading 4-1 early in the period, Chicago’s Dave Bolland and Brian Campbell scored late goals to slice the deficit to one. The home team has won all four games this series — a factor that certainly favors the Blackhawks in Game 5. Ville Leino also scored for the Flyers. After the Blackhawks won a key faceoff, Bolland sent one past Michael Leighton for Chicago’s first power-play goal of the game. They entered 0 for 6 and went 1 for 3 in Game 4. The goal energized the Blackhawks. They didn’t look beat down from having to rally and fight the Flyers for most of the first 60 minutes. Campbell made it 4-3 when his shot appeared to deflect off Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen’s stick, and silenced the Flyers crowd. His first goal of the series was upheld after a brief review and gave the Blackhawks a glimmer of hope for a monster upset. Chicago pulled Antti Niemi for the man-advantage but Carter slid in the empty-netter and tense crowd exhaled.

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright throws in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday. St. Louis won 8-0.

mlb cinnati Reds. Josh Willingham led off the seventh with a single, and Roger Bernadina reached on an error when centerfielder Drew Stubbs collided with left fielder Jonny Gomes. Desmond’s RBI single gave Washington a 3-2 lead, and a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third with one out.

Red Sox 11, Orioles 0 Clay Buchholz pitched a five-

hitter for his second career shutout, Marco Scutaro homered and scored three runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles to ruin the managerial debut of Juan Samuel.

Royals 7, Tigers 3 Jason Kendall had three hits and three RBIs to help Bruce Chen and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers. Scott Podsednik went 2-for-3 and scored three times for the Royals, who finished with 13 hits. David DeJesus

drove in two runs.

Blue Jays 6, Yankees 1 Jose Bautista hit two towering home runs, Edwin Encarnacion also connected and the slugging Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees. Brett Cecil (6-2) pitched eight innings for Toronto, matching a career high. The lefthander allowed one run and five hits while improving to 4-0 with a 1.52 ERA in his past four starts.

Watkins’ double lifts LSU to win From staff reports Trey Watkins scorched a walk-off two-RBI double in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the second-seed LSU Tigers to a 11-10 victory over thirdseeded UC Irvine in the opening round of the Los Angeles Regional Friday at Jackie Robinson Stadium. After UC Irvine scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th on a suicide squeeze, the Tigers were down to their final out before Anteater reliever Eric Pettis walked Austin Nola, gave up a single to Alex Edward and walked Leon Landry to load the bases for Watkins, who pinch ran for Matt Gaudet in the 10th. With a 1-2 count, Watkins ripped a fastball over right fielder Sean Madigan’s head to score Nola and Edward for the win. LSU reliever Ben Alsup (5-0) earned the victory after pitching the final two innings and allowing one run on one hit. Leading LSU offensively was catcher Micah Gibbs, who finished 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs. Landry and left fielder Mason Katz also contributed with three hits apiece.

Auburn 9, Jacksonville St. 7 Justin Fradejas, Dan Gamache and Casey McElroy each homered to power Auburn to a win over Jacksonville State in the first round of the Auburn Regional.

S. Carolina 9, Bucknell 5. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer in a five-run eighth inning to rally topseeded South Carolina to a victory over Bucknell in the second game of the Columbia Regional.

Alabama 11, Elon 2 Josh Rutledge and Clay Jones homered, Nathan Kil-

involved in that stuff. Can’t do anything about it. It is what it is. If they want to make changes to help the game then that’s fine,” he said. Deciding what to do and getting it done are different issues. Any additional replay needs approval from the unions representing players and umpires. Locking down the technical aspects could take more time. As it stands, camera angles are different at each park, limiting the looks that umpires get. Paul Hawkins, who designed the Hawk-Eye replay system that’s been well received in tennis, said baseball would need to make adjustments. “This could be done using dedicated officiating technology rather, than solely piggybacking on television replays which are sometimes slow and inconclusive,” he wrote in an e-mail to The Associated Press. Then, it would come down to who makes the call. Could be the crew chief on the field, could be an NHLstyle central review room, could be a replay official at the ballpark.

Wooden Continued from Page C1. from good books — especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.” While he lived his father’s words, many more lived his. Those lucky enough to play for him got it first hand, but there was no shortage of Wooden sayings making the rounds far away from the basketball court. “Learn as if you were to live forever; live as if you were to die tomorrow,” was one. “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you,” was another. Born Oct. 14, 1910, near Martinsville, Ind., on a farm that didn’t have electricity or indoor plumbing, Wooden’s life revolved around sports from the time his father built a baseball diamond among his wheat, corn and alfalfa. Baseball was his favorite sport, but there was also a basketball hoop nailed in a hayloft. Wooden played there countless hours with his brother, Maurice, using any kind of ball they could find.

He led Martinsville High School to the Indiana state basketball championship in 1927 before heading to Purdue, where he was AllAmerica from 1930-32. The Boilermakers were national champions his senior season, and Wooden, nicknamed “the Indiana Rubber Man” for his dives on the hardcourt, was college basketball’s player of the year. But it wasn’t until he headed west to Southern California that Wooden really made his mark on the game. Wooden guided the Bruins to seven consecutive titles from 1967 through 1973 and a record 88-game winning streak in the early 1970s. From the time of his first title following the 1963-64 season through the 10th in 1974-75, Wooden’s Bruins were 330-19, including four 30-0 seasons. The bespectacled former high school teacher ended up at UCLA almost by accident. Wooden was awaiting a call from the University of Minnesota for its head coaching job. In the meantime, UCLA called, and he accepted.

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Arkansas 19, Grambling St. 7 Brett Eibner slugged three of Arkansas’ school-record nine home runs in the Razorbacks’ victory over Grambling State in the Fayetteville Regional. Collin Kuhn, James McCann and Andy Wilkins each homered twice for the Razorbacks.

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Mills’ ex-nanny loses employment claim A nanny who claimed she was mistreated by Paul McCartney’s ex-wife Heather Mills has lost her legal case. Sara Trumble told a British employment tribunal that she was hired to look after Mills and McCartney’s daughter Beatrice, but was relegated to domestic Heather Sara Mills Trumble chores after returning from maternity leave in 2008. She also claimed that Mills forced her to work long hours without extra pay. Tribunal judge Steven Vowles dismissed Trumble’s claims for sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal in a ruling Friday. Mills had denied the claims, saying she had treated 26-yearold Trumble like a daughter. She said the relationship turned sour when she refused to give the nanny money to pay for breast enlargement surgery. Mills and McCartney married in 2002 and divorced in 2008.

Man guilty of burglary in Dunst heist A mechanic accused of helping steal Kirsten Dunst’s $2,000 designer purse from a Manhattan hotel suite has been convicted of burglary in the 2007 theft. Jurors heard from the “Spider-Man” star and fellow actor Simon Pegg during the trial. James Jimenez also was convicted Friday of trespassing at the SoHo Grand Hotel during the filming of the comedy “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People.” The verdict ended a case that brought the actors to the witness stand — twice. Jimenez was retried after his initial jury deadlocked on burglary charges, while convicting him of another trespass charge. Jimenez said he just tagged along with a co-defendant he believed had permission to be in the hotel room. Actors were using it to relax between takes.

Sheryl Crow adopts second baby boy Sheryl Crow is the mother of another baby boy. The singer-songwriter announced Friday that she has adopted another son, Levi James, who was born April 30. The 47-year-old shared the news on her website, and her publicist confirmed the adoption. She wrote that “Wyatt has a new little brother!” referring to her 3-year-old son, who is also Sheryl Crow adopted. The Grammy winner has also appeared on ABC’s “Cougar Town” this year.

Dodgers: Suit against Lovitz resolved The Los Angeles Dodgers said they’ve resolved a dispute with comedian and actor Jon Lovitz over nearly $100,000 in unpaid tickets. The Dodgers sued Lovitz and others last month over nonpayment for the 2010 season seats, which are located behind home plate. In a statement released Friday, the team says it resolved the case “very quickly, very amicably, and to the satisfaction of both parties.” The Dodgers also say Lovitz is a friend and welcome back at the stadium any time.


Elvis is on the ballot in Minnesota An Elvis impersonator wearing a red jump suit has filed for office as the running mate of a gubernatorial candidate seeking Minnesota’s GOP nomination. A spokesman for Minnesota’s secretary of state said Todd “Elvis” Anderson hopes to be certified on the primary ballot, running for the position of lieutenant governor alongside Ole Savior, a perennial office seeker. Minnesota law forbids improper names and requires candidates to sign a statement vouching for their ballot name as the one by which they are “commonly and generally known in the community.” Secretary of State spokesman John Aiken said Friday that officials didn’t think the nickname would give Anderson an unfair advantage.

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Sgt. David Clemo understands the power of music. Although he wasn’t in combat, as a telecommunications specialist stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, he had to dodge plenty of gunfire and mortars going off around him. When it was over, he would turn to music to help him relax. Now, as a member of the 4Troops, Clemo hopes to bring that same kind of ease to others with the new group’s self-titled debut album, a mix of patriotic and uplifting songs. “That’s what made music so important,” Clemo said in a recent interview. “It helps take you another place for a while.” 4Troops is comprised of Clemo, former Capt. Meredith Melcher, retired Staff Sgt. Ron Henry and former Sgt. Daniel Jens. The group is the creation of Army veteran Victor Hurtado, who serves as the production director for the Army Soldier Show, which provides entertainment for soliders and their families (Hurtado has the same job originated by Irving Berlin). “We have such a good chemistry, people can’t believe we’ve only been working together since December,” Henry said. But even before they came together for Hurtado’s group, music was a big part of their lives. Melcher and Clemo participated in the Army Soldier Show; Henry performed in “Military Idol,” the talent competition for U.S. servicemen and women; and Jens appeared on season three of “America’s Got Talent.” Melcher is the lone female member of the group, and held the highest rank. She, along with Clemo and Jens, were honorably discharged. Henry retired after a 20-year hitch. Henry recalled a lot of combat over his career, which began in the infantry. He later became a transportation manager, responsible for deploying troops to the field. As a field artilleryman, Jens, who was stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, seemed to have the most close calls. His detail was responsible for convoy

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The group 4Troops, from left, Daniel Jens, David Clemo, Meredith Melcher and Ron Henry escort, supply missions, and making sure VIPs moved safely through the country. “We caught small arms fire. A rocket-propelled grenade flew over the trunk of my car. Another time, I had a rocket fly over my head and it landed 30 yards away,” Jens said. Melcher was spared from direct contact with the enemy, but as a health care operations officer, she couldn’t escape the war’s residual effect. “I saw a lot of wounded Americans and Iraqis, includ-

ing some that had been deceased on each side, so that was a little bit harrowing,” she said. Some days were harder to cope with than others for Melcher and her unit. “We are all a little bit scared, so we’re going to use whatever we could to get through it, whether that’s music, whether that’s humor, whether that’s just sitting down together to talk about what you’re seeing each day,” Melcher confided. Their debut doesn’t refer-

ence those difficult times directly. Instead, there are songs like the inspirational “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to Toby Keith’s in-your-face “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.” But the group shies away from expressing their opinions on the nation’s conflicts. “We are not concerned about the politics. We just want to focus on the service members and their families who have paid a great price,” Henry said.

Sotheby’s to auction Lehman Brothers art NEW YORK (AP) — More than 400 works from the corporate contemporary art collection once displayed at Lehman Brothers will be auctioned this fall to help pay creditors of the failed investment bank, Sotheby’s announced Friday. The selected works from the Neuberger Berman and Lehman Brothers Corporate Art Collection are scheduled to be sold on Sept. 25, pending bankruptcy court approval, the auction house said. The collection, which Sotheby’s says is valued at more than $10 million, includes works by some of the leading artists of contemporary art, including Damien Hirst, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince and Julie Mehretu. Sale proceeds will go to creditors of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., which filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, helping spark one of the worst financial crises since the Great Depression. It was the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history. Among the highlights is Hirst’s “We’ve Got Style,” (The Vessel Collection-Blue), a wood cabinet filled with glass and ceramic objects created in 1993. Its pre-sale estimate is $800,000 to $1.2 million. Many of the works, which had lined the corridors and board rooms of Lehman and Neuberger, “were acquired from cutting edge and emergent artists who have since evolved into the vanguards of the contemporary art world,” said Kelly Wright, who is overseeing the evaluation and sale of the works for Lehman. Gabriela Palmieri, Sotheby’s

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An untitled 2001 work by Julie Mehretu, which will be one of more than 400 works from the corporate contemporary art collection of the failed investment bank Lehman Brothers, that will go on sale at auction this fall. contemporary art expert, said “it was a collection to inspire the workplace, not just for decoration.” “It was a very provocative collection,” she said. Lehman Brothers Holdings spokeswoman Kimberly Macleod said the bank felt the auction was an excellent “platform to maximize the value of the collection to pay creditors.” Lehman and the management company Neuberger Berman combined in 2003 and also combined their art collections. Neuberger has since re-


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John Currin’s 1991 work “Shakespeare Actress” several hundred works for its collection. Other works in the Sotheby’s sale include Murakami’s 1998 “Chaos,” estimated to fetch $150,000 to $200,000 and John Currin’s 1991 “Shakespeare Actress,” expected to bring $500,000 to $700,000. Last year, Lehman Brothers sold some lesser valued works from its collection at an auction in Philadelphia.



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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Take care about recommending to a friend someone you just met without knowing about that person’s business ethics. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — It’s admirable to be open-minded and receptive to the bizarre ways of another, but don’t carry it too far. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Adopting a poor attitude about some work that is thrown at you is likely to only hurt you further. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Be extremely cautious about doing something that is highly speculative. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — An old, disruptive issue might rear its ugly head again and affect the entire household. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Take care not to say anything about a co-worker that you wouldn’t say to his/her face, because anything you tell another will be repeated verbatim to the person in question. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — It’s good to be careful about handling your hard-earned funds, but not to the point of being labeled a miser. Find the middle ground. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If you’re too insistent about doing everything your way, you’ll invite some major objections as well as problems with cohorts, and end up impeding your progress. Be more open-minded. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Unless you think your moves through carefully before acting on anything, you could become a victim of your own ineptitude. Above all, don’t do anything out of spite or anger. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Be optimistic and positive about your material interests, but not to the point to where you ignore all warnings. Actions must be based upon realistic premises. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Not setting any goals will lead to an aimless day that could even include a lack of interest in social activities. Chances are the only way you’ll do anything of substance is to be pushed into it. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Poking your nose into the affairs of another is likely to lead to a misinterpretation about something you think s/he is keeping from you.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and now live with my grandparents. I got into trouble in Illinois and my parents wanted to get me away from some of my friends. My mother didn’t like them and thought they were a bad influence on me, and they probably were. I am now in school in Indiana and trying to make new friends, which isn’t easy. My problem is my grandparents. They constantly criticize everything I do. They don’t like my hairstyle, my choice of clothes, the way I keep my bedroom, the type of food I eat or the way I do my homework. Instead of saying, “Your hair might look better if you wore it in a ponytail,” my grandmother says, “Your hair looks terrible. It looks like you combed it with a meat cleaver.” When it comes to food, instead of saying, “It’s healthier to eat fruits and vegetables instead of fries and hamburgers,” she says, “It’s no wonder you’re fat and have a face full of zits with all that junk you are eating.” I think you are getting the message. In the three months I’ve been living with my grandparents, they have never said a kind word to me. Our total conversation is negative. I’m trying to straighten out my life, but my grandparents are making it very difficult for me. I’ll admit I’ve been rude and have told them to shut up when I don’t want to listen to them badmouthing me. I also admit swearing at them occasionally. Please tell me what I can do to ease the tension I feel. I’m sure they feel it, too. — Nameless, Somewhere in Indiana. Nameless: Your grandparents are generous for taking you in and helping you get a fresh start, but the two-way flow of rudeness and negativity in the household is sure to sabotage that goal. It’s time to set up a workable plan. All of you will need to put your emotions on hold and simply talk. This includes your parents, who should participate in the discussion. You must, between all of you, find a living arrangement that will allow you to do well in school, get along with your grandparents and, in general, become a happy teen. It begins with mutual respect. For your part, that means, of course, no more swearing or telling them to shut up. If you’re really overweight, counting calories and eating healthy, nourishing meals will eliminate the extra pounds. If you have a complexion problem, you should visit a dermatologist. Modern medicine can work wonders to eliminate pimples and acne. I wish you the best of luck. Starting over is never easy, and if your new living situation is negative and belittling, you may repeat the same behaviors that got you into trouble in Illinois. But from your letter, I believe you truly want to succeed. If that’s the case, you may have to be the one to initiate the changes that will make it possible. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

has done the same thing in other group gatherings, always with the same friend over whom she “hovers.” She will whisper to this friend and exclude everyone else. I honestly don’t think she is aware of how rude she is being. Any idea how I might approach her without hurting her feelings? — Blocked at the Party Dear Blocked: The next time it happens, speak up and say, “Excuse me, but I’m isolated over here! Would you mind if I change places with your friend, so I can participate in a conversation while you two talk?” And in the future, because this happens regularly, their preference for talking only to each other should be taken into consideration when the seating is arranged. Dear Abby: I am a 27-year-

old woman. Three weeks ago, I found out that my boyfriend of five months, “Louie,” and I are going to have a baby. This was not planned, and not a happy revelation. Louie and I are beginning to cope, and friends are really helping. My parents, however, are not. They are pushing me to marry Louie before the baby comes. I explained that I don’t want that stigma and that I would like to have a big wedding later, perhaps in 2012. My parents disagree and want nothing to do with a big wedding down the road since I won’t marry Louie now. This will be their first grandchild, and they are ruining the experience by stressing me out. By the way, because of financial hardship, I currently live at home with them. What should I do? — Mama-to-Be in New

Jersey Dear Mama-to-Be: At 27 you are an adult, and presumably able to make important decisions for yourself. Do not allow yourself to be rushed into a loveless marriage that could lead to more children and a subsequent divorce. If you and Louie are still together in 2012, you can have the wedding of

your dreams then. But please be aware that your parents are under no obligation to pay for it.

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

Pap tests not necessary after full hysterectomy Dear Dr. Gott: I had ovarian cancer and had a complete hysterectomy two years ago. My cancer was in the first stage, and, thankfully, I did not need chemo or radiation. My surgeon continues to schedule me for Pap smears/ internal exams yearly and says I will need to have this done for the rest of my life, but I don’t understand why. When I ask him, he gets short with me and says to “look it up on the Internet.” This does not make sense to me. Even my family doctor was surprised that I must continue to have Pap smears after having a complete hysterectomy. Can you shed some light on this? Thank you. Dear Reader: First things first. Find another surgeon/ gynecologist. A huffy attitude and saying “Look it up on the Internet” is never an appropriate response to a concerned patient’s question, especially one who has a diagnosis of cancer. All patients deserve respect and simple politeness. Physicians dealing with cancer patients should realize this above all others because of the justified high emotions often associated with the diagnosis. Now, onto your question. There are two types of hysterectomy: total and partial (also known as supracervical). A partial hysterectomy removes the uterus and leaves the cervix intact. A total hysterectomy removes both the uterus and the cervix. In each procedure, the ovaries and fallopian tubes may be removed as well, depending on the reason for the hysterectomy. I assume your “complete” hysterectomy is a total one. Also, because of your ovarian cancer, it is a given that your ovaries and fallopian tubes would have been removed as well, since they were the source of the cancer and the reason for undergoing the procedure. Treatment for ovarian cancer often begins with surgery to remove the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, nearby lymph nodes and a fold of fatty abdominal tissue. Tissue and abdominal fluid samples are also taken to determine the stage of cancer and if additional treatments may be required. Depending on the results, chemotherapy and/or radiation are typically ordered. This is especially true for more advanced cases. Unless you had a partial hysterectomy, a Pap smear, which tests for cervical cancer, doesn’t make any sense because you don’t have a cervix. However, because I am neither a gynecologist nor a surgeon, I must defer a final answer to the specialists. Find a gynecologist with whom you feel comfortable. You can even make a “get acquainted” visit to determine whether he or she is someone you truly wish to see. Once you have found the specialist of your choice, provide him or her with your medical records. Then sit down to discuss what type of hysterectomy you had, the type of testing you should undergo



to monitor your ovarian cancer until you enter remission, and whether Pap smears are necessary in your case. Also, remember to eat well, exercise, get plenty of rest, and keep stress to a minimum to increase and/or maintain your quality of life. This may also help with any symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, and more, that you may be experiencing following your hysterectomy.

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Dear Abby: I’m working on a school project with several other girls, but I have an issue with one of them. “Sara” wanted to write the paper for our project, which is a huge part of our grade. Once she started writing it, we all realized she wasn’t very good at it. I felt I could do a better job, and asked if I could do it instead — or help critique and edit it. Sara refuses. I don’t want to start a fight or anything, but this is a large part of my grade, and the project is being entered in a contest that I really want to win. Is there a way I can get her to let me help, or should I just let it go? — Really Wants to Win in Ohio Dear Really Wants to Win: I’m sure your desire to win the contest is no less strong than that of your teammates. Who submits the paper should be

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39 Soissons seasons 43 Requirement 45 Not worthless 46 Sebastian Coe, e.g. 48 Sounded amazed 49 Swarming spot 50 They can be high or low

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By Robert H. Wolfe (c)2010 Tribune Media Services, Inc.




Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

PUT THE CLASSIFIEDS TO WORK FOR YOU! Check our listings to find the help you need..

01. Legals The following vehicle is considered abandoned and will be sold for towing, labor and storage fees incurred. 2000 Chrysler Concorde 4 door VIN: 2C3HD36J3YH427189 Date of Sale: Monday, June 7th, 2010 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Jackson Auto and Towing 97 Sammy Young Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 Publish: 5/22, 5/29, 6/5(3t) BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Moak Petroleum Products Inc. Parcel# 094W 22 217021008800 P.O. Box 508 600 Depot Street, PPIN 15494 Vicksburg, MS 39181 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on June 21, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the June 3, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 6/5, 6/12(2t)

02. Public Service 6 MONTH OLD PIT BULLS. All shots. Ready to go to a good home. 601638-5316. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

05. Notices Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests

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.)

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 FOUND DOG! YOUNG, MEDIUM SIZE female Husky/ Shepherd mix. Black with tan markings and long hair, very sweet. Found early May in Oak Ridge/ Bovina area. 601-636-7843.

LOST! On Thursday, May 27 while driving west on I-20 between Highway 61 and Halls Ferry exits, a 4 foot square box containing aluminum patio furniture flew out of the back of my truck. Call 601-6314217. Reward offered. 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

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

(non-medical facility)

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

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

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

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.

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

TRUCK DRIVER KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

11. Business Opportunities

• Contractors • Electricians • Roofers • Plumbers

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

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


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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.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

18. Miscellaneous For Sale



CALL 601-636-7535

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.

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


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

14. Pets & Livestock AKC SHIBA INU puppies. Excellent temperament. $350 and $600. 318-466-5262.


Ad... You Can Turn Your Unwanted Items Into Fast Cash. Give Us a Call... 636-SELL CKC Shih tzus ready now. $250 and up. 318-2375156.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

21.4 UPRIGHT FREEZER. 3 years old. $300. Call 601-661-6136.

SEA-DO JET SKI. 3 person capacity with trailer. $1200. 601-415-2224.

K and K Crawfish

Spring Into Savings at

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique�



Foster a Homeless Pet!

CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM saw. $100 -- after 1:00 pm Call 601-638-6778. 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.

15. Auction

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

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

LIVE MUSIC Saturday 9pm-1am Doug Frank

Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

07. Help Wanted

MUST SELL. UPRIGHT, Freezer, brand new Amana Refrigerator Ice Maker. Best Offer. 601-634-0926, 601-831-4208.

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

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

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

43 dogs & puppies 41 cats & kittens Please adopt today!

Live Crawfish $1.50/ lb

C heapest Prices in Town


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

Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters,

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

Warren Co Fresh Produce •Tomatoes•Squash •Zucchini•Cucumbers •Egg Plant•Peppers•Okra• Sweet Corn•Peas•Beans •Watermelon•Cantaloupe

17. Wanted To Buy

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.

K n K Farms 601-613-0330

Covenant Health & Rehab of Vicksburg, LLC “Every Day of Life Counts� We are a Dynamic skilled nursing facility seeking an entergetic individual.

Registered Nurses

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

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!

GO GREEN! SAVE on gas! Increase gas mileage 7 percent 14 percent, for gas or diesel. Call for details, 601-629-6231.

Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.

318-207-6221 318-574-4572

19. Garage & Yard Sales 101 WOODSTONE COVE. Friday 3pm-7pm, Saturday 7am-12 noon. Household items, girls, men's, ladies clothing, toys, much more. 1029 POLK STREET, Saturday, 7:30am-1pm, furniture, clothes, lots of miscellaneous. 1031 FISHER FERRY ROAD, just past Southside Baptist Church. Saturday 7am-2pm. Everything under the sun!! Rims, furniture, household items, baby clothes, lots more! No early birds.

07. Help Wanted

ACCOUNTING CONTROLLER River Region Health System is seeking 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

Covenant Health & Rehabilitation of Vicksburg, LLC 2850 Porters Chapel Road Vicksburg, MS 39180-1805 Phone: (601) 638-9211 Fax: (601) 636-4986 What are your dreams?� EOE

BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY Score A Bullseye With One Of These Businesses! Teachers, stay-at-home parents, college students, nurses. . . they’re all delivering the newspaper in their spare time and earning extra income! It’s easy - and it’s a great way to earn extra cash.

• Construction

Barnes Glass


Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

! No Wonder Everybody’s Doing It

To join The Vicksburg Post newspaper team you must be dependable, have insurance, reliable transportation, and be available to deliver afternoons Monday Friday and early mornings Saturday and Sunday.

• Glass

Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

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

Your Hometown Newspaper!

Openings Available in:

Vicksburg & Culkin areas

601-636-4545 ext. 181

S a l e s p e r s o n Wa n t e d If you are self-motivated, energetic, willing to work a 5-day work week, and work close to home we have the job for you! Flexible Hours Benefits include - medical, dental, 401K Income: Sky's the limit! No Experience Required Driver's License is required For a confidential interview see Debbie Berry, George Carr or Preston Balthrop. Apply in person only, please. EOE

G e o r ge C a r r BU IC K • PON T IAC • CADILL AC • GMC 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620 2950 S. Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS •


New Homes

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

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


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


Show Your Colors! Post Plaza


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

• Printing

• Signs


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

Inflation Classified


18. Miscellaneous For Sale

Highway 61 South

Buck With a

AKC/ CKC REGISTERED YORKIES, Poodles and Schnauzers $200 to $700! 601-218-5533,



14. Pets & Livestock

• Landscapers


DWAYNE ROY 601-415-6997 JOSHUA ROY 601-831-0558




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601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 From small repair projects to home upgrades...We’re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!

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COULD BE HERE! Call Today! 601-636-SELL •••••••••••••• In the Classified Business Directory, your ad is viewed daily by over 33,500 readers!

Call today about our special long term ad runs available in the Business Directory. We offer specials from 3 months to 12 months at a great price deal !


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Publication Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010 Advertising Deadline: Tuesday, June 08, 2010

• CLASSIFIEDS • 601-636-7355 • •

The Vicksburg Post

Saturday, June 5, 2010

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 1999 SEADOO STX, New engine, Very fast, less than 5 hours. Black/yellow, with many accessories. Ready to ride. $3000. 601535-2328, 601-631-1855. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

24. Business Services LARRY’S MAINTENANCE

19. Garage & Yard Sales

19. Garage & Yard Sales

104 TRAILWOOD DRIVE. Falcon Ridge/ Fisher Ferry Road. Saturday 6am-11am. Home and yard décor, men items, clothing. 1403 SOUTH FRONTAGE Road, in front of Sweets Unlimited, Saturday, 9am- until, large rolling tool boxes, wicker chair, PlaySation II with accessories, lots games, 13 inch T.V., ecetera. 1585 PORTERS CHAPEL ROAD. Saturday 7am- Noon. Yard sale!!!

205 PINEYWOODS DRIVE. Inside, Friday/Saturday. Exercise equipment, lawn mower + grass catcher, men's pants 40, 42, chairs, curtains, bedspread, etc. After hours: 601-6198114. 2300 GLASS ROAD LOT #3. Inside Sale. Furniture, washer/dryer, mattress set, dishes and clothes. 310 SHADY LANE, Enchanted Hills, Saturday, 7am-11am. Name brand clothing, t.v.'s, more! 321 SILVER CREEK DRIVE, Saturday 7am-12 Noon. Furniture, clothing, housewares, much more.

411 RIDGEWOOD. Oak Park. 12 Families, make one HUGE Garage sale. Furniture, dorm refrigerator, air hockey table, items from The Craft Store, washer, many more items. Saturday 7am- 12.

4300 SOUTH GLEN, off Fisher Ferry, Saturday, 7am- until, new baby and children's clothes, lady's name brand clothes and shoes, furniture, school uniforms, lots of everything! 4808 HALLS FERRY Road. Multi family Garage sale. Clothing, newborn- 6x. Household items. A little of everything. Saturday 7am2pm. 4916 HALLS FERRY ROAD. Saturday 6am- until. Twin bed, clothes, cook-top, toys, and more. 514 ELMWOOD STREET. 7am3pm Household items, clothes, miscellaneous. 5915 FISHER FERRY Road. Don't miss a super hot Garage sale. Saturday 7am- 12.

LAST SALE OF THE SUMMER! EVERYONE invited both days! Bless to be a blessing! Huge Pantry and yard sale, 314 Pleasant Valley. Many great buys! Friday, 4pm-8pm, and Saturday, 8am-12 noon. GRAND OPENING SALE, 1370 Culkin Road, Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm, children's clothes, furniture, more. INSIDE GARAGE SALE Sandy's Three Way & Deli. Friday and Saturday 9am- 3 pm Corner of Jeff Davis and Fisher Ferry Road.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Moving Sale, 3 families! Friday, Saturday, 8am5pm, Sunday, 1pm-6pm, 823 Harris Street,off Washington Street, food, new/ used clothing, gifts, jewelry, one-of-akind items. Spaces available! 601-629-4092. MULTI FAMILY SALE old pedi stool fan, indoor air conditioners, what nots, clothes, infants toddlers, mens, womens, flower arrangements, bicycles, gift baskets, jewelry, cell phones, girls and boys. School uniforms, miscellaneous. The bowling Alley on Clay St. Friday and Saturday 7am- until. NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE. Saturday June 5. 6 am- noon. 110 B Laura Lake Road. OFF TUCKER ROAD. 115 Ridgelawn Drive. College, Ladies Clothes, sun dresses, etc. , Odds and ends. Saturday June 5th 7am11am. 123 Woodstone Drive. Fairways. Toys, furniture, clothes, etc. STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. TODDLERLAND 1207 FIRST North Garage Sale. Something for everyone. Shoes, purses, jeans, dresses, suits. 7am-12. SPORTS , EXERCISE, CAMPING, Misc Like new- Will be set up for inspection -1710 Vicklan St.(a few houses north of Glenwood Circle direct across from Edna intersection) -8 AM until - on Saturday June 5th Jamis mt. bike/car carrier/ stationary stand, Cascade car top carrier, Callaway Lf. handed golf clubs/bags/shoes/accessories, Horizon walker-jogger, soft weights and bench, 15” TV/DVD/VCR player, floor lamps, oriental rug, outdoor furniture, flashlights, umbrellas, wired phones, bamboo blinds, shelving, TV antennas, balls, glove, bats,badminton/tennis/racquetball/paddleball rackets, Frisbees, bowling ball/bag/shoes, sports storage rack. Camping-tents, sleeping bags, cots, chairs, chem toilet, fans, power charger, back packs, hunting/fishing knives, fishing poles/tackle/boxes,folding tables,stoves,lanterns,lights,cooki ng/drinking utensils,air beds,lots of misc!

20. Hunting PART-TIME HUNTER WANTS to join a good, small member club or lease in Vicksburg or Mississippi Delta area. Willing to pay. 228-588-9104 or 228-9903224. READY FOR HUNTING. EZ-Go golf cart. Camo with camo cover, headlights, shooting rack and trailer. Must see to appreciate. $4500. 601-415-3220.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

CORPORATE APARTMENT. SPACIOUS 1 bedroom, furnished, covered parking, private courtyard, full kitchen, wi-fi, washer/ dryer. Historic district, convenient for professionals. $850 monthly (includes utilities). 601-661-8412 or 601624-3689. 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.

SERVICE & HANDYMAN •Pressure washing for houses & driveways •Painting •Gutter Cleaning 601-638-3788 601-415-5715

29. Unfurnished Apartments

AFFORDABLE PAINTING. Quality work, interior/ exterior, pressure washing. References. 601-218-0263.

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

BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601629-6464, leave message.

103 LAURA LAKE Circle. (Walnut Cove) Saturday 7am- until. TV's, Household, Lots of miscellaneous .

28. Furnished Apartments

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response. 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

1 LARGE BEDROOM, near downtown, appliances. $450 monthly, plus deposit. Call 601-631-1413. 1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-1746.


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


BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN LOCATION. Large 1 bedroom apartments, central air/ heat, washer/ dryer. $695 monthly, water furnished. 601-529-8002, available July 1st.

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

• Downtown Convenience 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 •

33. Commercial Property

34. Houses For Sale


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

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


34. Houses For Sale

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

30. Houses For Rent 3 BEDROOM 1 BATH. Large yard. Close to Harbor. $600 monthly plus $600 deposit. 601-831-0806

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.

HOMES FOR RENT. 910 National Street. Remodeled, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $749 month. 2607 Oak Street. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $549 month. Call Jere' 601-218-0022. Coldwell Banker.

Realtor “Simply the Best”


M c Millin Real Estate

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 2 BED, 1 BATH, Grange Hall Road. Application, deposit required. Call 601831-4833. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. 61 South area, deposit required. 601-619-9789.

JOHN ARNOLD 601-529-7376


LARGE HOME, ALL utilities, cable, internet. $135 weekly. 601-629-8474.

28. Furnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM. FURNISHED, with utilities, washer/ dryer, wireless internet, cable, garage. $200 weekly. 601-638-1746. CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747.


29. Unfurnished Apartments

AUDUBON PLACE For those adults who like a safe community setting with the best neighbors in Vicksburg.

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

COUNTY 2 BEDROOMS, 2½ baths. Openwood Townhouse. 1,400 plus/ minus square feet. 601-831-8900. Leave message.

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

1803 Clay Street 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 Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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


38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment 200 gallon fuel tank. Diesel or gas. $100. 601636-5411.

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles 2004 HONDA SHADOW Sabre VT1100. One owner, 9,000 miles, black and chrome, 2 seats, 2 helmets, excellent condition. $4000. 601-529-0818.

40. Cars & Trucks 1991 Chevrolet Extended cab 1500 truck. 6 cylinder, cold air. 145,000 miles. Needs paint. $2,000. 601218-1448. 2004 TOYOTA 4-RUNNER. Like new, low miles, extra nice vehicle. Call 601634-0320.

Member FDIC




BAD CREDIT? NO PROBLEM! 1999 Ford Explorer 1999 Ford Expedition 2000 Ford F150 2001 Chrysler Sebring 2004 Saturn L200 More to Choose From Gary Cars *Hwy 61 South 601-883-9995 For pre-approval*

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


TOYOTA CAMRY. CLEAN, low miles. Financing available, no credit check. Call 601-634-0320.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments



REDUCED! MUST SELL! Manufactured Home With LAND! Over 2150 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, new carpet, new paint, deck, skirting. FHA Financing


29. Unfurnished Apartments

Big River Realty Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

14 INDIAN HILLS 5 BR, 3.5 BA home on 4.6 acres on quiet county cul-de-sac.

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40. Cars & Trucks


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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 $

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

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•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.


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TOPIC SATURDAY, j une 5, 2010 • SE C TION D kid’s page D3 | comics D4 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137



11 girls will compete tonight in biennial contest By Manivanh Chanprasith

A scene from “Green Day Rock Band”

Green Day immortalized in ‘Rock Band’ By John Carucci The Associated Press NEW YORK — With a hit Broadway show and now their own edition of the “Rock Band” franchise, Green Day is establishing themselves as a punk rock brand. “I just like being diverse and trying new things as far as Green Day is concerned,” says front man Billie Joe Armstrong. The Grammy-winning, multiplatinum trio joins the Beatles as the only other act immortalized in “Rock Band”; the video game is being released next Tuesday. “It’s like a glorified karaoke machine,” Armstrong said. “Or ‘Mortal Kombat’ with guitars.” As players progress through the game, they gain access into the band’s media vault, where they can unlock rare collectible images, and over 40 minutes of unreleased video. These include performances, outtakes, interviews and even a tour of their transportation. “You see old footage of us from the Bookmobile, and weird old performances and stuff no one’s looked at in almost twenty years,” Armstrong said. Bits from those old performances help re-create the kinetic energy of the band playing live. Developers went through many hours of footage to get it right, and even used stand-in performers to fine-tune the computergenerated version on the punk rock trio. “As far as video games are concerned it’s pretty close,” Armstrong said. “The Beatles wrote some of the greatest songs ever, but it wasn’t challenging to get their movement down (on ‘Rock Band’) because they didn’t really move that much.” Regarding their computer-generated likeness, the consensus was positive. “Oh man, we’re hot on computers,” said drummer Tre Cool, while Dirnt joked: “I don’t know if they got enough pimples on me.” In the game, players perform in three different venues, each significant to the band. There’s a punk rock club, which is an amalgamation of various places Green Day played in the early days; the Fox Theater in their hometown in Oakland, California; and the site of their first stadium show. “The Milton Keynes (stadium) show was quite momentous for us. It actually was the concert that was filmed for ‘Bullet in a Bible,” Dirnt said, referring to the live DVD that was recorded in 2005 on the band’s “American Idiot” tour.

The Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will present a contest tonight showcasing the talent and expressions of 11 girls. The sorority’s 10th biennial Jabberwock contest, named after the “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” Jabberwocky character, will feature an entertainment program with the theme, Remembering The King of Pop, at Warren Central High School auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. “Everything is going to be from Michael Jackson,” Jabberwock chairwoman Loretta Brantley said. “The girls have been practicing, and this program will showcase teamwork and cooperation. This program will help them get in front of an audience and express themselves.” The contest, open to all girls in kindergarten through 12th grades, was a concept adopted by the Vicksburg sorority chapter 20 years ago as a means to offer scholarship to schoolage girls. The alumnae chapter offers, annually, a $500 scholarship to each of students from Warren Central High School and Vicksburg High School. Contestants raise money by selling advertisements to businesses, individuals or organizations to be plugged in a souvenir booklet, available to every participant and advertiser. The contestant from each category who raises the most money is the winner. “The girls will get a percentage of the ads they sell,” said chapter vice president

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Jabberwock participants rehearse at Warren Central Junior High gym for tonight’s performance during the biennial event. The dancers are, from left, Kayla Thomas, 13, the daughter of Charles and Segunna Mixon; Ruddie Shears,

If you go The 10th biennial Jabberwock contest will be at 7 tonight at Warren Central High School auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Jo Ella Walls. “In the past, they’ve raised well over $1,000 each.” In tonight’s contest, the 11 participants are divided into three age categories, Little

Miss, Junior Miss and Miss. The Little Miss category will feature two contestants in kindergarten through fourth grade; the Junior Miss will feature five con-

12, the daughter of Freddie and Ruddie Kaiser; Keishondra Fisher, 14, the daughter of Sharkey Fisher and LaKeisha McRunnells; and Tiye Strong, 10, the daughter of Tyrone Hargro and Ouida Strong. testants in fifth through eighth grades; and the Miss category will have four girls in the ninth through 12th grades. The Little Miss and Junior Miss girls will perform dance numbers to a couple of Michael Jackson’s hits, and the Miss contestants will sing. Tonight’s participants have been practicing their

routines since April. A call for contestants came out in January during the Jabberwock Tea. Each entrant was required to apply and write an essay about participating in Jabberwock. Those interested in competing in the 2012 contest may e-mail

Mary Chapin Carpenter back after health scare

Network spending shows why free TV isn’t dead yet By The Associated Press

Broadcast falls

By the Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — If you looked at the finances of the broadcast TV networks, you might not be optimistic about the future of free TV. Each year, ABC, NBC and Fox contribute a smaller share of the profits reaped by their parent companies. Meanwhile, cable channels boost viewership and get growing chunks of the advertising pie. No wonder a cable company is about to scoop up NBC — largely because it owns cable channels, which also deliver a stream of revenue from subscription fees. So why are the TV networks spending tens of millions of dollars more on prime-time dramas and comedies for next season than they did in the last season? What’s in it for the companies, when even Fox, No. 1 among viewers in the key demographic of 18- to 49-year-olds, eked out just 3 percent of the total operating profit reported by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. in the last quarter? An analysis of the broadcast business suggests a few answers: • Even though the profits might be slim on the broad-

Media companies have seen a decrease in percentage of profit over the years from broadcast TV, while cable channels’ shares has increased. Percentage of operating profit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It’s no small miracle that Mary Chapin Carpenter is out with a new album and hitting the road again for the first time in three years. She suffered a pulmonary embolism in the spring of 2007, a life-threatening condition that occurs when one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked, and was forced to cancel the tour promoting her Grammy-nominated album, “The Calling.” “One of the things that was so hard about getting sick was the period of time that followed when I wasn’t working — writing and performing, just doing what I’d been doing for the past almost 30 years,” she said in a recent interview. “It really threw me. I really questioned my identity and my purpose in life.” When she recovered enough, Carpenter, 52, picked up a pen and began to create what would become her latest effort, “The Age of Miracles.” The album, released in April, peaked at No. 1 on the folk albums chart and No. 6 on the top country albums chart.

Mary Chapin Carpenter “The writing of this record, certainly a large part of it was almost like a narrative of coming out of that experience,” she said. “The title song puts out the idea that we may live in an age of miracles if we’re lucky enough to believe in them,” she added. “There is so much out there in the world to be inspired by, to connect to ... and when you are in a place in your life where things are so dark and so hard to figure out, if you are some how able to reach those conclusions, then that’s a pretty amazing thing.” Two songs in particular refer directly to her health scare, including “Holding Up the Sky” with the line, “Life astounds us in an instant, changing all we know,” as well as the song “Iceland.” “It certainly wasn’t about the country of Iceland or the See Carpenter, Page C3.

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cast segment alone, other areas of media companies enjoy the benefits. Spending money on new programs helps sister divisions such as TV production studios, which will own the rights to shows in perpetuity and can sell them in other countries, to other channels and on home video. That’s partly why NBC is investing 40 percent more on new shows this year than in the 2009-10 season and backtracked from its move last year to replace new shows with a daily dose

of Jay Leno at 9 p.m. Its 13 new shows are more than double what it made last year. Six will be produced by sibling Universal Media Studios, such as the Indian call center comedy “Outsourced” and the apocalyptic thriller “The Event.” The mantra of new spending at NBC has been backed by Brian Roberts, the CEO of Comcast Corp., which is set to take control of the media company from General Electric Co. in a $13.75 billion deal expected to close late this year. “If you have a few years where you don’t invest in your programming, three or four years down the line that stream of revenue is going to take a huge dip,” said Jeff Gaspin, chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment. “We need to start to seed those new hits.” • The most expensive shows that generate the largest audiences are usually developed on broadcast TV before migrating to cable channels. It’s partly history and partly economics, but cable networks anchor their programming with reruns of See Network, Page C3.


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At MTV award shows, it’s party over prizes By Sandy Cohen AP entertainment writer

Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Charlize Theron and Robert DeNiro are among those expected at “Guys Choice,” while Tom Cruise, Sandra Bullock, Adam Sandler and Cameron Diaz are set to join dozens more stars at the “MTV Movie Awards.” It’s a fan-centered approach, McGrath said, and the combination of top talent, quirky categories and zany antics is a winning one for all involved. “People appreciate the twist on the traditional awards show and they can have some fun. It doesn’t have that high-level-of-anxiety feel,” she says, recalling last year’s “Guys Choice” presentation of the Brass Balls award to Clint Eastwood. “Part of you can’t believe Clint is coming to get this.” They come, said MTV general manager Stephen Friedman, because they know they’re speaking directly to their fans. Celebrities also appreciate that fans call the shots, McGrath says.


LOS ANGELES — Katy Perry dripping with green slime. Jack Black, in his underpants, shooting fireworks from his crotch. Sacha Baron Cohen’s alter-ego, Bruno, landing his bare backside on Eminem’s face. These sure aren’t Oscar moments. MTV Networks — which include Nickelodeon, Spike, Comedy Central and VH1 — specialize in irreverent awards shows, and they’re serving up a double dose this weekend with Spike’s “Guys Choice” on Saturday and the “MTV Movie Awards” Sunday. At these shows, fans pick the winners, so popular fare almost always trumps critical favorites. The categories, which change year to year, honor such achievements as Top Fantasy Leaguer and Holy Grail of Hot at “Guys Choice,” and the

Guys Choice: event/guyschoice MTV Movie Awards: www.mtv. com/ontv/movieawards/2010/ best kiss, fight and “scared-as-s--t moment” of the year at the movie awards. The network’s award shows, which also include Nickelodeon’s “Kids’ Choice Awards” and Spike’s Scream awards (where Johnny Depp presented Keith Richards with the Rock Immortal award last year), are unapologetically more about the party than the prizes. “We try to keep it fresh,” said MTV Networks Chief Judy McGrath. “Let’s not get too serious about this and think about what our audience really, really loves.” The shows consistently draw big ratings and big stars — George

Fans feel an ownership because they’re picking the winners, casting unlimited votes for their favorites. And more are coming. The “Halo Awards,” where celebrities recognize young people for serving their communities, premiered on Nickelodeon last year. And VH1 will broadcast the “Do Something Awards” for the first time, hosted by Jane Lynch, on July 19. “Guys Choice,” taping today at Sony Studios and being shown on Spike June 20, is set to include a tribute to Sylvester Stallone. Sandra Bullock is being honored at the MTV Movie Awards, to be broadcast live on MTV Sunday from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. The show, hosted by Aziz Ansari, is also set to feature performances by Perry, Snoop Dogg and Christina Aguilera, and footage from the forthcoming “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”


Continued from Page D1. recent volcano,” she said. “But rather just using the notion of a very far away, dark, cold place to be a metaphor for this sense of dislocation and fear and loss and doubt that followed my illness.” Carpenter says fans won’t find any “toetappers” on this record, like her 1990s hits “Down at the Twist and Shout,” “I Feel Lucky” or “Shut Up and Kiss Me.” “It would be sort of an affectation to try to do something like that over again,” she said. “I think I knew going into the studio that this record in particular would be a fairly quiet, meditative record.” The album features guest vocals by Vince Gill on “I Put My Ring Back On” and Alison Krauss on “I Was a Bird.” More than anything, Carpenter is looking forward to performing in front of her fans. “The connection between the band and us on stage and the audience has always been just one of the great rewards of my life,” she said. Carpenter’s national tour kicks off June 19 in Charlottesville, Va., and ends Aug. 19 in Vienna, Va.

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Continued from Page D1. shows that were once broadcast. That helps fill their 24-hours-a-day, seven-daysa-week schedule. “If you look at USA Network, it’s driven by ‘House,’ if you look at Turner (TNT), it’s driven by ‘Law & Order,”’ said Bruce Rosenblum, president of the Warner Bros. Television Group, which makes shows for all the networks. Audiences tend to decrease for reruns, so it’s better to start big on broadcast. To be sure, some original cable shows are popular and cable channel owners continue to spend on new programs. But even the season premiere of AMC’s highly regarded “Mad Men” was watched by fewer people last fall than a recent rerun of CBS’s “NCIS” on USA. • The benefit of hitting a home run outweighs the cost of a few strikeouts. Mega-hits like “CSI” or “Lost” can be sold around the world and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in licensing fees for reruns. A failed show might have cost $1 million-plus per episode to produce, but much of that cost is covered by advertising revenue. “If a show doesn’t work after a couple of airings, you’ve limited your costs to maybe two or three or at most nine episodes and you go on to the next one,” said Fred Reynolds, former chief financial officer for CBS Corp., which still gets most of its profit from broadcast. “You’re always trying to come up with the show that’s going to beat the incumbent. That’s good.” NBC’s failed gamble of putting Leno at 10 p.m. last year shows why this kind of spending is a must for the networks. • Broadcast television is developing sources of revenue that were once exclusively the domain of cable networks. That also helps justify new spending. TV stations used to give their signals away for free to cable, satellite and telecommunications companies in exchange for their agreeing to carry new cable channels under the same corporate umbrella. For example, News Corp. let cable companies show Fox network broadcasts if the cable providers also took the FX channel. NBC Universal did the same thing to get Oxygen, MSNBC and CNBC on the tube. Now, broadcast TV stations are demanding to be paid licensing fees to “retransmit” their signals. The negotiations are getting more intense, such as when Walt Disney Co.’s ABC briefly blacked out the Academy Awards to Cablevision Systems Corp. subscribers in March. Broadcast operators are now getting an estimated 50 cents or so per month for every pay TV subscriber — money that once went


only to cable channels such as Discovery, History or Lifetime. Research firm SNL Kagan expects such fees for broadcasters will surpass $1 billion this year as more deals are cut, and will make up about 8 percent of TV station revenue in 2011. It’s expected to hit $2 billion by 2014. A lot of that money flows to the networks’ parent companies through TV stations they own and from affiliate stations that are part of their networks. The money is nowhere near the $37.3 billion in fees that basic cable channels are expected to get in 2014, but it’s a start. “In order to keep growing those fees, (networks) have to deliver some blockbuster programming,” said SNL Kagan analyst Robin Flynn. • Broadcast TV, not cable, remains the easiest way for advertisers to get their message out quickly. And now advertisers have more money to spend. Partly helped by its freeto-air accessibility and easyto-find lower numbers in channel lineups, nothing yet beats the big audiences that broadcast TV can deliver at once. The fragmentation of media provoked by the rise of cable actually makes hit broadcast shows more valuable. “Shows that have bigger audiences have more effect at the water cooler, and these days those are the things we are beginning to value more,” said Antony Young, CEO of advertising agency Optimedia US. Companies in some of the sectors hurt worst in the recession, notably the auto industry, are back in the market buying TV ad time. Automakers’ spending on national TV ads in the first quarter rose 13 percent from a year ago, while auto dealers spent 41 percent more, according to Kantar Media. While that doesn’t mark a recovery to prerecession levels, broadcasters such as CBS and ABC typically own the biggest stations in the biggest markets, and will benefit from the gains. Revenue at CBS’ local stations jumped 29 percent in the first three months of the year from the first quarter of 2009, and revenue at the national network grew 25 percent. After cutbacks at stations during the recession, even more of their revenue now turns to profit. “(In) the local television business, there was a broad, deep recession. That’s what happened. (Advertisers) cut back. They didn’t cut back 10 percent; they cut back 40 percent,” CBS Chief Financial Officer Joe Ianniello told an investor conference in May. “But guess what, they’re coming back into the marketplace and there’s still a ways to go.”

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If you can’t get out of your room in a fire, scream for help or use what’s hidden in the picture. Color the spaces with one dot GREEN and two dots RED to reveal it.

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“Grown-ups” go to work, come home and work, go to bed, then get up and do it all over again. Do you remember the last time you actually “played”? Recreation is important whether we are children or adults. The word “recreation” speaks for itself; we need to create ourselves again each day for optimum performance! Each one of us has the capacity for recuperation and repair. We need to rest the mind, body and spirit from the weight of daily responsibility. An essential element for renewal is daily trust in God’s will. In Matthew 11:28, our Lord says…“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Join in weekly worship at God’s house and let Him help you “recreate” yourself. You will be refreshed! Sunday Acts 5.1-16

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Saturday Hebrews 6.13—7.10

Scriptures Selected by The American Bible Society Copyright 2010, Keister-Williams Newspaper Services, P. O. Box 8187, Charlottesville, VA 22906,

Automatic Transmission Service Donnie Remore, Owner 560 Highway 80 601-638-4441

Hill City Radiator

New & Used Radiators Truck & Farm Equipment 1717 Washington Street 601-636-0162

Miller’s Tire Mart

“Your Goodyear Dealer” 1709 Clay Street 601-636-7551 Robert & Marion Murphy

Atwood Chevrolet

2339 N. Frontage Road 601-638-1252 Parts: 601-638-4131 Body Shop: 601-638-4445

Helping Hand Family Pharmacy Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun. Closed 1670 Highway 61 North 601-631-6837

The County Market

2101 Clay Street Jerry Stuckey, Manager

Warfield’s Service Center

Carl Smith & Employees Your Full Service Center Tune Up • A/C Service Brake Service • General Repairs 2610 1/2 Clay Street 601-638-1752

Wesley B. Jones Electrical Co. Residential • Commercial 50’ Bucket Trucks 6611 Paxton Road 601-636-9591 Fax: 601-636-9413

Dave’s Custom Meats

We process deer meat Specializing in Smoked Sausage 1580 Highway 80 601-636-0342

Blackburn Motor Company • Blackburn Nissan 2135 N. Frontage Road 601-636-2766 • Blackburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep 2195 N. Frontage Road 601-661-7565

Shipley Do-Nuts

1405 Clay Street, 601-638-3024 3424 Halls Ferry Road, 601-638-6675 885 Hwy. 61 N. Frontage Road, 601-630-9244

Griffith Florist

When The Occasion Calls For Flowers 1019 Jackson Street 601-636-9461

McAlister’s Deli

Sandwiches • Soups • Spuds • Salads Lunch • Dinner • Take Out & Catering 4200 Clay St. 601-619-8222

Breithaupt Real Estate, LLC 2735 Washington Street 601-638-6243

Foam Packaging, Inc.

Manufacturers of Extruded Polystyrene Foam Sheets, Egg Cartons & Containers 35 Stennis Drive • Vicksburg, MS 39180 P. O. Box 1075 • Vicksburg, MS 39181 601-638-4871 • 601-636-2655 (fax)

Cook Tractor Company

“Your Kubota Dealer” 680 Hwy. 80 601-636-4641 Steve & William Cook & Family

Barnes Auto Glass & Windshield Repair Jason Barnes Mobile Service to Your Home or Office 1900 S. I-20 Frontage Road 601-661-0900

Heritage House Nursing and Retirement Center Robert Greer, Administrator, and Staff 3103 Wisconsin Avenue 601-638-1514

Corner Drug Store Joe A. Gerache, Sr. & Joe A. Gerache, Jr. 1123 Washington Street 601-636-2756

Taylor’s Audit & Tax Service Carlis Abney & Staff 4402 Halls Ferry Road 601-636-7268 or 601-636-1661

River City Body & Wrecker Service David Vanderberry & Staff Foreign and Domestic 2005 Highway 61 South 601-636-1493

Ricky’s Welding & Machine Shop 1721 Levee Street 601-638-8238 Rick Lowery & Employees Easterling Enterprises, Inc. dba

T.D.’s Tires & Accessories 2704 Clay Street Vicksburg, MS 39183-3131 601-638-3252

George Carr Buick • Pontiac • Cadillac • GMC 2950 S. Frontage Road 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620

Vicksburg Telephone Systems, Inc. Robert Henley & Staff 955 Hwy. 61 N. Bypass 601-634-1838

Leech Real Estate of Vicksburg

Battlefield Discount Drugs

New Health Chiropractic Center

Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals, Inc.

Vanessa Leech, Broker/Owner 601-636-5947

Thomas W. Houseal, Doctor of Chiropractic 1825 N. Frontage Road, Suite D 601-634-1600

John Storey 3040A Indiana Avenue 601-636-3374 Port of Vicksburg Vicksburg, Mississippi 601-636-6643

“In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. ” – Psalm 56 : 11


June 5, 2010