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Lawsuits filed by hospital up 670% River Region says it’s cleaning up bookkeeping problems By Danny Barrett Jr. River Region Health System increased collections lawsuits 670 percent in the first five months of this year, a surge the largest local health care network attributed to internal staff shuffling and not a change in strategy. There were 763 suits filed from Jan. 1 through June 1 compared to 114 in the same months of 2009. The total sought is more than $1 million, up more than 31 percent. Amounts per person, however, are smaller by nearly $5,000 on average, meaning more patients are being pursued in court for smaller balances, some less than $300. County courts in Mississippi have jurisdiction up to $200,000. A “significant number of uncollectible accounts” backed up in 2009 and were not processed timely by business office personnel, according to a statement composed by Diane Gawronski, River Region’s vice president for marketing and business development, and John Milazzo, chief financial officer. They said the surge should be followed by a “more normal level” of cases filed each month in court. River Region’s former business office director “fell behind” on the accounts, Milazzo said, and was replaced. No other changes were made in the department of more than 50 employees, Milazzo said. Cases where the hospital has filed to garnish wages show the process is catching people at every rung of the economic ladder — from retail store cashiers to law enforcement officers. They include some who had previously arranged payment plans, based on correspondence between some defendants and a handful of law firms hired by River Region. Such pleadings are necessary to avoid an automatic

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Collection suits filed by River Region in Jan.-May 2009

By Steve Sanoski

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tively small” compared to total patient accounts and provided statistics for 2009. The hospital recorded 10,782 inpatient admissions, 34,440 emergency visits, 51,448 outpatient visits and 127,828 clinic visits last year. Also, River Region said it provided more than $30 million worth of uncompensated care and unspecified charity care and financial assistance for those who qualify. When suits are filed, law enforcement officers are often called on to deliver the paperwork. “I’ve served quite a few of them,” said Randy Naylor, a Warren

Members of the Downtown Partners advisory panel on Tuesday appeared ready to abandon the idea of creating a new taxing district downtown, though a fact-finding trip the group planned to take to Jackson to learn about that city’s Business Improvement District did not happen. “I think we might be better served to assist Main Street as opposed to try to take on the duties they’ve already been handling for the past quarter century,” said Remy Massey. Vicksburg Main Street is a chartered business development and promotions organization that operates, for the most part, on revenue from a property tax assessment added to downtown properties. A committee of Downtown Partners members, who met for the fourth time Tuesday since being formed by the mayor in mid-March, was to explore the BID option before the meeting. Chairman Blake Teller said the trip to Jackson — where the state’s only BID was created in 1996 — fell through on two occasions, but added it will likely take place over the next month. Similar to the Vicksburg Main Street Program taxing district, a BID would generate funds for downtown development via an additional tax. An added dimension is that BID funds could be used to purchase derelict buildings and have them rehabbed for commercial or residential use. Jackson has both Main Street and BID programs and Vicksburg-native and Jack-

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Debt collection suits filed by River Region in Jan.-May 2010

$703,336 Principal, attorney fees and court costs sought in 2009

$1,024,522 Principal, attorney fees and court costs sought in 2010

• $6,169.61 Average per case in 2009

• $1,342.75 Average per case in 2010

‘I just went and paid it. I fear a grudge... you know, I have children.’ Defendant who fears retribution default judgment in favor of plaintiffs. Most don’t want to talk about their cases on the record, whether resolved or not. One even cited a genuine fear of retribution from staff doctors on future visits. “I just went and paid it,” said a defendant who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “I fear a grudge... you know, I have children.” Some describe being saddled with huge hospital bills while working lowpaying jobs without health insurance. “I went to the doctor last

year with a stomachache,” said mechanic Corey Hollis, a 26-year-old father of two being sued for more than $4,700. “They did scans and all kinds of crazy stuff — gave me some dye and monitored me for like, eight hours. They told me I had a stomachache. I guess it’s an ulcer, I don’t know.” Hollis said a bill arrived six months later via forwarded mail after he switched apartments. It remained unpaid and, within six months, he received a call from the Memphis office of the Men-

Downtown group near ditching new taxing district

delson Law Firm, which specializes in debt collection. Without legal representation or a pleading, Hollis is subject to a default judgment from county court that holds him responsible for the principal, plus 8 percent interest per year until paid. But, for now, it’s a 5-monthold son with kidney trouble that dominates Hollis’ thoughts. “I’m really not worried about myself,” Hollis said. In the statement, River Region said the bulge in cases this year is “rela-

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NEW ORLEANS — Now that crews are collecting more and more oil from the sea-bottom spill, the question is where to put it. How about burning it? Equipment collecting the oil and bringing it to the surface is believed to be nearing its daily processing capacity. A floating platform could be the solution to process most of the flow, BP said. To burn it, the British oil

On A6 New Orleans Saints bring smiles to oil-weary giant is preparing to use a device called an EverGreen Burner, officials said. It turns a flow of oil and gas into a vapor that is pushed out its 12 nozzles and burned without creating visible smoke. Methods for gathering and

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An oil-covered bird and a clean one huddle on an island in Barataria Bay Tuesday.

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GULFPORT — Gov. Haley Barbour says there are now 442 boats — up from just two — patrolling Mississippi waters so oil can hopefully be spotted and dealt with long before it approaches the barrier islands or mainland shores. Barbour made the request for more boats watching for oil after a long “breakaway” strand landed on the beach on Petit Bois Island eight






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Fire trucks surround a manhole near Lil Southern Market on U.S. 61 North. Flames shot into the air after a 4-inch natural gas line owned by the City of Vicksburg ignited after lightning struck a tree near the business at about

5 p.m. Gas service has been restored to customers in the area, Vicksburg Public Works Director Bubba Rainer said.

Vicksburg pair nabbed on Bonelli for sale of cocaine A Vicksburg man and woman were stopped by police in the 1200 block of Bonelli Street Tuesday afternoon and charged with sale of cocaine. Alvis Christon, 33, 279 Ironwood Drive, and Jenny Lowery, 27, 140 Eastover Drive, were being held at the Issaquena County Jail without bond due to their having been out on bond for a drug charge on Dec. 7, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Suspect surrenders in Waffle House con A Vicksburg man was released from the Warren County Jail on a $2,500 bond after surrendering to Vicksburg police on an embezzlement charge. Carlos Richardson, 38, 126 Fleetwood Drive, is accused of taking about $2,136 from Waffle House, 4212 Warrenton Road, on June 1 and not depositing the money, Vicks-



from staff reports burg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Cash, electronics reported missing Electronics and weapons were missing in seven burglaries reported in the city and county. At 3:14 this morning in Vicksburg, a flashlight valued at $95 was reported stolen from Parts Supply, 2406 S. Frontage Road, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. The flashlight was recovered behind the business, and nothing else was reported stolen. The business was entered after metal was pried from the rear of the building, but intruders were gone when police arrived, Stewart said. A 32-inch, flat-screen TV valued at $500, a Wii game console valued at $250 and

six video games valued at $40 each were reported stolen from a home in 1700 block of Standard Hill Road at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. At 12:41 p.m. Tuesday, a 42-volt DeWalt drill valued at $250 was reported stolen from an unlocked 1992 Ford Ranger in the 600 block of Redbone Road, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. In Warren County, a .380-caliber handgun valued at $200, a Marlin .22-caliber rifle valued at $150 and a scope valued at $60 were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1100 block of Freetown Road at 10:39 p.m. Tuesday, records showed. Thirty minutes earlier, a 32-inch Samsung flat-screen TV valued at $300 and a Panasonic CD player valued at $189 were reported stolen from a home in the 4900 block of Halls Ferry Road. A 32-inch Samsung LCD flat-screen TV valued at $600 was reported stolen from a

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American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 — Legionnaires, 8 tonight; 1618 Main St.; refreshments will be served. Military Order of the Purple Heart — 9 a.m. Thursday, Battlefield Inn; 601-634-0707. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, ERDC; Jeff Hensley, 601-634-4596. Douglas Park/Marcus Bottom Community Fun Day — 6 p.m. Thursday; committee meeting; members and public invited; St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St. Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club — 7 p.m. Thursday; home of Willie Glasper, president. VHS Class of 1975 — 9:30 a.m. Saturday; committees to bring final budget items; LD’s Restaurant, Halls Ferry. VHS Class of 1976 — 2 p.m. Saturday; reunion planning; Jackson Street Community Center, 923 Walnut St. Rosa A. Temple High School — 3 p.m. Saturday; reunion planning; Bethel A.M.E. Church, 809 Monroe St.; Dorwin Shields, 601-634-0791, or Mary Logan, 601-638-2898. WCHS/VHS Class of 1992 — 3:30 p.m. Sunday; reunion meeting; Little People’s Learning Center; Rosalind ScottClay, scottrosalind@bellsouth. net; Allisha Brent-Rhodes,; or Monica Dorsey-Davis, Rosa A. Temple Class of 1965 — 3 p.m. Sunday; reunion planning; 601-6362895, 601-634-8150 or 601638-5440; Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 817 Bowman. Thomas Family Reunion — Aug. 14; seeking family members; Veronica Thomas, 601-218-3572, or Paula Cox, 601-415-4057.

PUBLIC PROGRams Caring Volunteers Needed — To support terminally ill, families; 601-631-8041. Senior Center — Thursday: 10 a.m., chair exercises and water color art class with Karen Sanders; 11, open use

of computers; 1 p.m., canasta; 5:45, bridge class; 6, chess; 6:30, chess blitz tournament; 7, duplicate bridge. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Mixed Nuts, Men’s Night Out — 5-7 p.m. Thursday; 1400 Washington St. 100% Narcotics Anonymous Recovery Group — 7 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, noon Wednesdays; Nate G., 731-460-9546; 1220 Clay St. Celebrate Recovery ­— Support group, 6 p.m. Fridays 1315 Adams St.; 601-6305070. Gwendolyn Yates BookSigning — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Hometown Matters of the Heart; 601-638-2788 or 601-618-6688; Tallulah Public Library, 403 N. Mulberry St., Tallulah. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Southern Grace from Monroe; donations appreciated. Summer Fest — 3-7 p.m. Sunday; Noo-Noo concert, space jump, cheer competition, talent show; tents and lawn chairs OK, no coolers, security; advance tickets $5, at gate $8; 601-831-1548, 601618-0342, 601-618-5300 or 601-831-1536; Sherman Avenue Ballpark, 90 Union Ave. Home Ownership Awareness Fair — 6 p.m. June 17, Yazoo City Housing Authority, 121 Lindsey Lawn Drive in Yazoo City; 800-351-1195, to register in advance. Babysitting Class — 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. June 21; $40 per person; to register, 601-6369182; bring sack lunch, snacks provided; American Red Cross, 908 Cherry St.

CHURCHES Triumph Ministries — Volunteers needed; teachers, teacher aides and cafeteria worker; the Rev. Warren Jones, 601634-4788 or 601-218-1324. Wayside Baptist — Vacation Bible school, 8:30-11 todayFriday; K-sixth grade; 6151 Jeff Davis Road. St. Paul Bovina — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Revs.

Wayne Lewis and Michael Fields; Tyrone Dixon, pastor; 437 Tiffintown Road. Mount Ararat — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Alonzo Jones, evangelist; the Rev. L.A. Hall, pastor; Eagle Lake. First Baptist Church — Prayer meeting, 7 tonight; preaching, June 14-18; the Rev. Walter Edley, speaker; 1511 1/2 Lane St. Mount Pisgah — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Dennis J. Redden, evangelist; 1519 Lummie St. Mount Zion M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Luster Lacey, speaker; the Rev. Henry Mayfield Sr., pastor; Eagle Lake. Travelers Rest Baptist — Revival, 7:15 tonight-Friday; the Revs. Leroy Dee and Tony McKeller, speakers; the Rev. Thomas E. Bernard, speaker; 718 Bowmar Ave. Cedar Grove M.B. — Revival, 7:30 tonight; the Rev. Randy LeFlore, pastor of Friendship Church of Jackson, speaker; 3300 Grange Hall Road. Mount Carmel Baptist — Youth outreach workshop, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; refreshments served; Dr. Franklin Lassiter, pastor; Barbara J. Appleby, 601-638-5793 or Minister Gertrude Young, 601-6341418; 2729 Alma St. Mount Givens — Choir musical, 6 p.m. Saturday; 210 Kirkland Road.

home in the 700 block of U.S. 61 North at 3:36 p.m. Monday. At 12:02 Monday morning, a PlayStation 3 valued at $350, a 46-inch Sanyo flatscreen TV valued at $1,200, a Toshiba laptop computer valued at $800, a Sony digi-

Vicksburg man pleads guilty to federal child-porn charges A Vicksburg man has pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of child pornography, a spokesman with the U.S. Department of Justice said today. Bryan Blake Neihaus, 21, 452 Tilton Ranch Road, faces a maximum of 140 years in prison from his guilty pleas to four counts of production and two counts of possession of child pornography. Neihaus was arrested by FBI agents in January after images were found on his computer. He was also indicted in May by the Warren County Grand Jury on 10 counts of child sexual assault, molestation and pornography. District Attorney Ricky Smith said local charges will still be pursued in court regardless of federal sentencing. A Warren County trial date has been set for Nov. 15.


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Eagle Lake residents selling cookbooks Eagle Lake residents are selling limited edition cookbooks in Vicksburg and in Eagle Lake to help support improvements to a park at the lake. “Cooking Up Food and Fun” includes recipes from breakfast to desserts by the locals and a history of Eagle Lake. Books are available in Vicksburg at Tyler Stationary on Washington Street and Mercury Marine on U.S. 61 North and in Eagle Lake at the Yore Country Store on Mississippi 465. Books are $15 each. Proceeds benefit an effort to buy tables, benches and other items for a picnic area at Messina Landing. For more information, call 601279-6571.

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About 100 customers of Yokena-Jeff Davis Water District along Dogwood and Blackmon roads, Zachary Drive and from the intersection of Zachary Drive and U.S. 61 South to the Big Black River are asked to boil drinking water.

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One found guilty One conviction of driving under the influence, first offense, was reported in Warren County during the week ending Tuesday. In Warren County Justice

Court: • Joseph R. Chafee, 52, 10150 U.S. 61 South, No. 12, was fined $674.50. No convictions were reported in Vicksburg Municipal Court.

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From right, three Oak Street houses burned on March 7 will be destroyed. The fate of the fourth, left, remains in limbo.

Charred Oak Street houses to be razed By Steve Sanoski Three Oak Street rental houses the owner says date to the 1840s were left “totally beyond repair” in a March 7 fire and will be demolished. S.J. “Skippy” Tuminello received approval from the Vicksburg Board of Architectural Review Tuesday to clear the sites. “It’s quite sad to have to ask you to do this,” Tuminello said to the board. “Three of these buildings were the original Confederate barracks of the old Marine Hospital.” Tuminello requested the board’s permission to demolish four homes at 2312, 2314, 2316 and 2318 Oak St., but

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members imposed a 150-day stay on the property at 2318 as required by the city’s historic preservation guidelines. That home, which Tuminello said was built around 1910 and does not have as much historical significance as the other three, was not as severely damaged in the blaze. The fire, which authorities said began at 2314 Oak in a dislodged electric heater, seriously injured a 57-year-old woman and her 8- and 4-yearold grandsons. After five months, Tuminello can reapproach the board to seek permission again to demolish the roughly 800-square-foot home at 2318 Oak St. “Maybe we can do something

with it,” said Tuminello. “The only problem is it’s totally out of character with the rest of the block now.” Also Tuesday, the board, represented by Dorwin Shields, Thurman Nelson, Betty Bullard, Tom Pharr and Sue Seratt: • OK’d board meeting minutes from May 25. • OK’d a request by David “Luke” MacFarlan to enclose an existing porch on his home at 1011 First East St. to match a “sister house” at 1013 First East St; and to repair siding, roof, fascia, soffit and remaining porch as necessary according to historic district guidelines.

A free counseling service from Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Service is under way to help the victims of a tornado on April 24.. Sponsored by a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Project Hope is available to people coping with the aftermath of the tornado that ripped through the state, killing 10 people. “We’re trying to head off any major problems,” Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Service crisis counselor Rosalyn Glascoe said. “We’ll talk with them and let them tell us what their fears or anxieties are. If they have children, we have a

booklet on how to help children cope.” Unresolved problems may become magnified, she said. Glascoe, who has counseled victims of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast, is leading a team of three counselors who offer crisis and stress counseling by visiting tornado victims by phone or at their homes in Warren, Yazoo, Attala, Choctaw and Holmes counties. The initial contact might last as long as 15 minutes to more than an hour, depending on the client, she said. Information and referrals to other agencies are also available. She said her team has visited with more than 200 residents. The service began last month and will continue through June 28. To contact Glascoe and her team, call 662-571-7600.

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JACK VIX SAYS: Once patients sued hospitals. Now, hospitals sue patients.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 The moonlight excursion of the Elks is a success.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 Vesta Moore dies. • Lalia Brooke Jones and George Watson Eggleston are married. • Dr. Richard O’Leary and sister leave for Waukesha. • The near-beer places are to be charged a license of $350 per year by the city. • The Star Theatre is closed by manager J.C. Kearney for the present.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 A.B. Mattingly, well-known here, is found dead in his room above the Hibou Saloon.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Will Rogers is seen at the Alamo Theatre in “Jes’ Call Me Jim.” • J.M. Redmond of Hattiesburg is here to relieve C.B. Thorne at the Carroll Hotel.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 The Vicksburg Evening Post issues an extra on the result of the Schmeling-Sharkey battle. • Charles Nettles, Frank Andrews Jr. and Dell Swett plan a homecoming dance. Gloria Thames returns from Baltimore, Md.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 “Italian Troops Enter France” is a headline in the Vicksburg Evening Post. • Charlie Franck is elected president of the Army and Navy Club. • Chief George Hogaboom and Sgt. Ernest Sheffield of the Vicksburg Police Department return from New Orleans where they attended an FBI conference.

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Robert Marshall, principal of Carr Central High School, is engaged temporarily by the Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce to arrange and conduct a check of the city’s census returns.


50 YEARS AGO: 1960 The first session of camping begins at YMCA Warner Tully Camp near Port Gibson. • Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Biedenharn Jr. announce the birth of a son, H.C. III. • Mrs. Elaine Boone of Vicksburg is elected president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, state of Mississippi. • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tillotson announce the birth of a son, Jamie, on June 6.

Supreme Court sacks NFL on logo deal Should the National Football League be able to act as one entity and contract with only one company for all sports logo wear for all 32 NFL teams? Does acting as one entity unfairly constrain competition in the logo wear business? In May, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court found that the league’s 32 teams are not a single business entity that is exempt from antitrust laws on franchise deals, such as those for caps, jerseys and equipment with team logos. Instead, the league is 32 separate teams. The ruling signals that the high court will continue to take antitrust cases seriously, but it also shows that it will be making important distinctions. The case, American Needle v. NFL, involved a lawsuit by a Chicago company that made caps for NFL teams. It still makes caps for other sports and sells cap designs from the past, such as those of the 1971 California Angels and the 1958 Los Angeles Dodgers, according to American Needle’s website. When in 2001 the NFL made a 10-year deal with Reebok for sales of logo-bearing clothing on behalf of all teams, American Needle and many other firms lost business. “Decisions by NFL teams to

license their separately owned trademarks collectively and to only one vendor are decisions that deprive the marketplace of ... actual or potential competition,” Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in his 9-0 opinion. The case will go back to a trial court in Chicago to determine if antitrust laws actually were violated. “It was the right decision,” Ilya Shapiro said. He’s senior fellow in constitutional studies at the libertarian Cato Institute and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review. He said the NFL “doesn’t get a pass on antitrust law” but still might prevail when the lower court examines the actual case. “The court wisely made a distinction between the teams getting together on something not related to football, such as if they wanted to have an NFL airline, which would violate antitrust laws,” and other things the teams justifiably can come together on, such as TV deals. “The court below will have to determine if there are economies of scale” to the franchising deals. Shapiro also said the matter also is about “how you define the market.” In other words, is the market just among NFL teams? Or is it the NFL vs. the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, Major

League Baseball, the Professional Golfers Association, college football, Disneyland, rock groups, rap groups, etc.? If you think a New Orleans Saints cap costs too much, you always can buy one for the Anaheim Ducks or the Los Angeles Lakers. Or not buy one at all. Antitrust law should be viewed cautiously. We remember the lawsuit the U.S. government brought against Microsoft in 1998, for “tying” its Internet Explorer browser into its Windows operating system. Even in those early days of the Internet, it was obvious that nobody could tame the Net, not even then-mighty Microsoft. And that was before the rise of Google, the re-emergence of Apple, Internet-capable cell phones and so much more. At a cost of tens of millions of dollars, Microsoft reached a settlement with the government in 2001. (And, the case was in no small part motivated by rivals Netscape and Sun Microsystems.) What a waste. In the NFL case, we hope that the Chicago court concludes that this is not an antitrust violation, but that plenty of competition exists from other sports and forms of entertainment.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Mr. and Mrs. John Williams III announce the birth of a daughter, Stephanie, on June 6. • Kathy Koury is named Miss Vicksburg for 1970. • Mr. and Mrs. Edley Jones Jr. are attending the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. • Thomas Hogan Jr. is commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy at Auburn University.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Jacqueline Renee Carson is engaged to marry Joseph J. Curry. • Toney Lamar Warnock and Nancy Ann LeMay are wed. • Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Johnson announce the birth of a son, Reginald Armand, on June 5.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Erin Marie Placer celebrates her fourth birthday. • Brandis Dorshea Wilson celebrates her fifth birthday.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Mike Lee is elected grand knight of the Knights of Columbus. • Cassandra Moore Morris receives a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Mississippi Valley State. • City Pool closes early after a young swimmer relieves himself in the pool.

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


Graduations are celebrations, not funerals I have just reread the letters concerning the high school graduations in Sunday’s edition. I don’t understand the big fuss about yelling and clapping for your loved one who has strived to complete 12 years of school. If these young people were doing something wrong, we sure would be yelling and screaming so why not when they are accomplishing a milestone in their lives. Why not take a little longer between names for a little applause? For all those wanting a “solemn” funeral-like ceremony, why not bring back the baccalaureate services we had when I was a graduate? I recall them being very solemn. When my older sons graduated in 2004 and 2006, you bet I yelled. I was proud of them. They worked hard (one even graduated with honors), so why not let them hear Mom, Dad, even grandparents, yell, Lord

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Speaking of disaster ... When asked about the oil spill spewing pollution into the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama said, “It’s enraging as it is heartbreaking.” Mr. President, couldn’t the same be said about the direction you and the Democrat-controlled Congress

are taking the nation? Mark Mayfield Ridgeland

Let those who care pay We have a think tank at the morning coffee shop to correct state and federal problems. After getting all the ideas and information, we have come up with answers that will be fair to Arizona and the other states that do not agree with Arizona’s immigration law. We hear President Obama and the liberal states say they want to share the wealth with everyone. We came up with a way to satisfy these liberal states and liberal media and help Arizona out also. The first thing is to get 100 buses to leave Arizona each day full of illegal immigrants. Sell tickets for $1 each with a meal included. Don’t let it be free; they might get the wrong idea. Do this for about 365

days. That would come to about 1.8 million illegal immigrants. When the people of liberal states like Massachusetts, California, Washington and others hear about this they will be tickled to death to get these illegal immigrants out of Arizona and into their states. There would be no profiling. Only illegal immigrants with tickets would be allowed on a bus. Signs on the buses would inform passengers that the good people of the liberal states will provide work, free hospital care, free schooling and, best of all, would not be put in jail for crimes they commit or returned to Mexico. I’m sure the illegal immigrants would be much happier with their liberal friends who love them enough to give them all this. The $1 tickets would be one-way, only. Johnny Griffin Redwood

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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Edwards man accused in MDOC extortion JACKSON, Miss. — A former Mississippi Department of Corrections officer from Edwards is facing a six-count indictment charging him with embezzlement and extortion, state Attorney General Jim Hood says. Gerald D. Jones Jr., 31, was arrested Monday. Hinds County Circuit Judge Swan Yerger released Jones on a $3,000 bond. His trial date is set for Sept. 13.

License price reversal in Gov. Jindal’s hands BATON ROUGE — The decision of whether to repeal or keep a $15 increase in the price of a Louisiana driver’s license now rests with Gov. Bobby Jindal. The Senate gave final approval to reversing the price increase by a 29-5 vote Tuesday, sending the measure to Jindal. He wants the $13.6 million to be raised by the license hike annually to help cover costs for state police in the upcoming budget year. A license now costs $36.50 for four years, up from $21.50. The charge is nearly the highest in the South, second only to Florida where it’s $48. In Mississippi, it costs $21.

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N.O. Saints spread some cheer to oil-weary Plaquemines parish By Mary Foster The Associated Press FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) — A Who Dat Nation weary from the worst-ever U.S. oil spill set aside its misery for a few hours Tuesday to schmooze with the Super Bowl-champion New Orleans Saints. Along the main highway to Fort Jackson in Plaquemines Parish, coach Sean Payton, team owner Tom Benson and some players passed “Who Dat?” banners that sprouted where anti-BP signs had stood. A crowd packed the fort, which has been a staging area for cleaning birds rescued from the oil flowing from BP’s well in the Gulf of Mexico. In oppressive heat, a jazz band played and Payton and star quarterback Drew Brees signed autographs. The distraction for the community since oil began washing up in April was evident and appreciated. “We haven’t had anything to smile about in a while.


Drew Brees also announced a chance for a lucky fan to get a Super Bowl ring like those that will soon be worn by the team. The Saints plan to raffle a ring, with all funds going to aid victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Tickets are $2 each, but buyers must make a minimum $10 order. Today at least people are getting the chance,” said Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser. Brees also announced a chance for a lucky fan to get a Super Bowl ring like those that will soon be worn by the team. The Saints plan to raffle a ring, with all funds going to aid victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Tickets are $2 each, but buyers must make a minimum $10 order. The winner will be

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County constable and also a police investigator. But Naylor is also a defendant. Naylor was succinct about the status of his own case. “(The hospital) is working with me,” he said. River Region opened in 2002, created out of the merger of ParkView Regional Medical Center and Vicksburg Medical Center with the idea of one larger local hospital being better able to offer specialized services than two smaller hospitals. River Region Health System also owns most local multi-specialty clinics and several addi-

tional health businesses. Its parent company is Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, the nation’s largest publiclytraded hospital operator. Most of the firm’s 122 general acute care hospitals, like River Region, serve smaller towns. Net operating revenues for the parent company were $3.2 billion in the first quarter, up from $2.9 billion a year ago, according to a quarterly report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in April.

Oil Continued from Page A1. disposing of the oil collected from the seafloor gusher are becoming clearer. What’s not is how much oil is eluding capture. Scientists on a team analyzing the flow said Tuesday that the amount of crude still spewing into the Gulf of Mexico might be considerably greater than what the government and company have claimed. Their assertions — combined with BP’s rush to build a bigger cap and its apparent difficulty in immediately processing all the oil being collected — have only added to the impression that BP is still floundering in dealing with the catastrophe. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen has written to BP CEO Tony Hayward demanding “more detail and open-

ness” about how the company is handling mounting damage claims in the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill. Allen reminded Hayward in the letter dated Tuesday that the company “is accountable to the American public for the economic loss caused by the oil spill” and said he recognized Hayward has “accepted responsibility” for it. A cap placed on the ruptured well last week to channel much of the billowing oil to a surface ship collected about 620,000 gallons Monday and an additional 330,000 from midnight to noon Tuesday, BP said. That would mean the cap is collecting more than half the escaping oil, based on the government’s estimate that around 600,000 to 1.2 million gallons a day are leaking.

Barbour Continued from Page A1. or fast enough,” Barbour said — one of the few times Barbour has publicly criticized the oil company or federal response. “I have pushed for this ... we need a sentinel line. Find it as far off the islands as we can, to give us more time to deal with it, skim it up, scoop it up, burn it, before it gets here.” Barbour said 1,173 local vessels had already been signed up and their crews trained, “and BP is going to be paying them anyway,” so he pushed to have them out searching south of the islands. “I can live with 442, if they’re

deployed right,” Barbour said, during a meeting Tuesday with the editorial board at The Sun Herald. Barbour again outlined Mississippi’s overall oil-fighting plan. It includes spotting the oil as far out as possible and trying to corral it, skim it and burn it. The state has deployed 64 miles of booms on the islands and near the mainland around bays, marshes and estuaries. If oil makes it in this far, he said, the hope is to “steer” it away from these sensitive areas and onto sandy beaches where it can be more easily removed.

son Downtown Partners President Ben Allen introduced the Downtown Partners to the BID concept. He said the BID in Jackson took three years to create. Jackson’s downtown partners group operates on about a $1 million budget to provide security in its district, as well as promote downtown residency and economic development. “I just don’t think there’s room for any more taxes on the business owners who are already struggling downtown,” said Darryl Hollingsworth, who sat in on the meeting as an alternate for Chris Porter. “If the property owners want to do a BID, I suggest they up what they’re already paying to Main Street.” Creating a BID in Vicksburg would require ballot approval by property owners in the proposed taxing district, approval by local municipal boards and bill passage at the state level by a local legislator. The Vicksburg Main Street Program has been for years working toward expanding its taxing district — which currently encompasses a 20-block radius between Mulberry, Jackson, Veto and Cherry streets — along Washington and Clay streets to Interstate 20. After Downtown Partners members agreed the panel may be most efficient by acting as an advisory panel to the Main Street program, the conversation turned to safety downtown — in light of a May 22 mugging on Washington Street in which a 70-year-old tourist from Texas had her arm broken by two attackers. No arrests were made and police have identified no suspects. “I’d like to see Main Street expand into security,” said David Day. “The perception has to be that it’s safe to go downtown, and right now that’s not the perception.” Kim Hopkins, executive director of the Main Street program, said she’s discussed with Mayor Paul Winfield the possibility of hiring two security guards to work the downtown shopping, dining and residential areas. “We’re trying to decide the hours we’d need them... and the best way we can do it,” she said. Mark Doyle said it should be up


PRECISION FORECAST to the Vicksburg Police Department to provide additional patrols downtown. The department has added nearly 20 officers to its ranks since Chief Walter Armstrong took over 11 months ago. Doyle said the department may be persuaded to create a new beat specifically for downtown. “I think that’s a waste of money,” he said after hearing about Main Street’s plans to hire security guards. “The police department ought to have a few cops who can patrol up and down the street on foot.” Officers provide foot patrols through downtown during the holidays, but not during the rest of the year. The department last fall looked into the option of opening a downtown precinct, but the idea was dropped because the headquarters on Veto Street is only a few blocks from the heart of Washington Street. Two community resource officers who were hired last year to patrol downtown in mini-trucks do not work evenings, and many of the Downtown Partners who live and work downtown said they’re seldom seen during the day, either. Winfield and several members of his staff dubbed “observers” of the Downtown Partners were all absent from the group’s meeting Tuesday. Some Downtown Partners members last month questioned why city officials were driving the panel’s conversation, but it is not clear if the “observers” made a consorted effort to give them more independence on Tuesday. Winfield said beforehand that he would not be able to attend Tuesday’s meeting due to a prior commitment. Winfield announced his idea for the advisory panel on downtown development last fall after a series of public hearings concerning a downtown restaurant that wanted to expand to include a bar. He has charged the panel with finding ways to balance residential, commercial and entertainment interests along Washington Street. The group’s 15 members represent downtown eateries, bars, merchants and residents. They are scheduled to meet next on July 13.

deaths The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries in news form for area residents, their family members and for former residents at no charge. Families wishing to publish additional information or to use specific wording have the option of a paid obituary.

Minnie Jones Minnie Jones died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at her home. She was 96. Mrs. Jones was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Rebecca Boykin; two brothers, James Boykin and Benjamin Boykin; three sisters, Cornelia Jones, Deborah McPherson and Eugenia Kelly; and a daughter, Loretta Jones Williams. Survivors include three daughters, Oneda Jones Elliott of Huntsville, Ala., Rose Jones Steele of Meridianville, Ala., and Barbara Jones Tolliver of Vicksburg; one son, Alfred “Buddy” Jones of Vicksburg; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-greatgrandchildren. Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Grace M. Porter Mrs. Grace M. Porter, age 89, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at River Region. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Valley Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Purser and the Rev. Dennis Salley officiating. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg. Burial will be at Straight Bayou Cemetery in Straight Bayou, Miss. Mrs. Porter was born in Straight Bayou and had been a resident of Valley Park since 1945. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Clifton Porter, in 1955. She raised her three children on a small farm in Valley Park. After she had raised her children, she was employed for a number of

years at Rolling Fork High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and she always put God first and then her family. She was a member of the Issaquena County Farm Bureau and the Home Demonstration Club. She was a very active longtime member of Valley Park Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her three sisters, Maude Pierce, Beulah Porter and Jane King; and four brothers, A.J. McDuff, Shelton McDuff, Herbert McDuff and James McDuff. She is survived by her son, Clifton Porter and wife Hope of Fitler; her daughters, Eloise Graham and husband Jerry and Peggy Holliday and husband Sanford of Vicksburg; her brother, Wayne McDuff and wife Katherine of Greenville; grandchildren, Lisa Scott of Rolling Fork, Leslie Chisholm of Madison, Lara Durn of Cleveland, Sherry Whitaker of Redwood and Porter Holliday of Vicksburg; nine greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Clifton and Hope Porter, Eloise and Jerry Graham, Peggy and Sanford Holliday, Porter Holliday, Lisa and Randy Scott, Leslie and Wayne Chisholm, Lara Durn and Tri Hill and Sherry and Wesley Whitaker. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. George Abraham, Dr. McLean Jarmon, Dr. V.N. Shenoy, Dr. Lara Clement, Kathy Yelverton, the Friendship Sunday school class of Valley Park Baptist Church and the nurses on the East and North wings of the sixth floor and in ICU at River Region Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Baptist Children’s Village, P.O. Box 27, Clinton, MS 39066-0027.

Capt. Thomas D. Vickers Capt. Thomas D. “Possum”

Vickers died Monday, June 7, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. He was 53. Born in Pemiscot County, Mo., he had been a resident of Tallulah, La., since 1996 and was a former resident of Vicksburg and Caruthersville, Mo. Capt. Vickers began his journey of becoming a successful towboat captain when he was 18 years old. His passion for the river became a way of life for him. After receiving his master license, he became captain of the Motor Vessel Lipscomb and the Motor Vessel William James until his retirement from the Corps of Engineers in 2007. One of his greatest accomplishments was a record he set for pushing the largest tow northbound on the Mississippi River with 72 barges. Capt. Vickers spent his career on the Mississippi River and its tributaries working on and operating tow boats. His lifelong passion was the river and his love of family. He

will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He was a member of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Sandy H. Vickers, of Tallulah; two daughters, Emily Vickers Boone and her husband, Matt, of Caruthersville and Tammy Ferguson Allen and her husband, Jason, of Vicksburg; grandson, Nicholas Allen of Vicksburg; his mother, Earline J. Sayre of Caruthersville; four sisters, Jeretta Davis (Butch Henson) of Caruthersville, Vickie Carver (Ray Van) of Bragg City, Mo., Patricia Stevens (Eddy) of Wichita, Kan., and Dana Mora of Rockdale, Texas; three brothers, Dennis Vickers of St. Louis, Tommy Sayre of Rockdale and Carl “Buster” Sayre of Proctor, Ark. Capt. Vickers was preceded in death by his father, Earsey T. Vickers Jr.; his stepfather, Carl “Bud” Sayre; and a sister, Carlene Sayre. Services for Capt. Thomas Vickers will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2010, at

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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 friday-saturday Partly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the mid90s, lows in the mid-70s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; chance of showers; lows in lower 70s thursDAY-saturday Partly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the mid90s, lows in the lower 70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 96º Low/past 24 hours............... 74º Average temperature......... 85º Normal this date................... 78º Record low..............55º in 1930 Record high............98º in 1914 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.09 inch This month.................. 0.46 inch Total/year.............. 17.80 inches Normal/month......1.13 inches Normal/year........ 27.96 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 3:30 A.M. Most active................. 9:44 P.M. Active............................. 3:58 P.M. Most active................10:12 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:08 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:08 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 5:56

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 35.7 | Change: -1.5 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 18.2 | Change: N/C Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 20.1 | Change: -0.9 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 18.2 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 3.5 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 8.0 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................83.9 River....................................83.3

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 32.0 Friday....................................... 32.4 Saturday................................. 32.4 Memphis Thursday................................ 15.8 Friday....................................... 16.5 Saturday................................. 17.2 Greenville Thursday................................ 35.5 Friday....................................... 35.2 Saturday................................. 35.1 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 33.0 Friday....................................... 32.2 Saturday................................. 31.9


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Arkansas decision among election-day surprises elections

By The Associated Press Voters in 12 states cast ballots Tuesday in contests that preserved, for now, the career of a Senate incumbent in Arkansas, pushed a nasty gubernatorial primary in South Carolina into a runoff, and decided the matchups for high-stakes races in Nevada and California. A look at the contests:

Arkansas In one of the night’s big surprises, two-term Sen. Blanche Lincoln bucked an anti-incumbent trend and narrowly fended off a challenge by liberal Lt. Gov. Bill Halter for the Democratic Senate nomination. Lincoln, a centrist, was forced into a runoff by Halter after neither captured a majority in last month’s primary. Labor spent heavily against Lincoln, furious at her opposition to government-run health care and to a measure making it easier for unions to enlist members. Lincoln was buttressed by support from former President Bill Clinton, a former Arkansas governor.

California An investment exceeding $70 million of her own money paid off as Republican billionaire Meg Whitman won the Republican nomination for governor. The most expensive primary in California history saw Whitman, former chief executive of eBay, spend more than $81 million total, overwhelming the $25 million spent by her defeated opponent, state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner. Attorney General Jerry Brown, who was governor in the 1970s and 1980s, easily won the Democratic nomination for his old post. Carly Fiorina, a former Hewlett Packard Co. chief executive, used a late splurge of her own money to win the Republican nomination for senator. She defeated former U.S. Rep. Tom Campbell and state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, a tea party favorite, after taking conservative stances against abortion and gay marriage. Fiorina will face Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. In Southern California’s 36th District, Democratic Rep. Jane Harman, who belongs to the Blue Dog group of conservative Democrats, fended off a challenge from Marcy Winograd, cofounder of the Los Angeles chapter of Progressive Democrats of America.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, denied charges of infidelity and finished just shy of the majority needed to win the nomination outright. Barrett, a third-term House member, finished well behind Haley and was backed by former Vice President Dick Cheney. State Sen. Vincent Sheheen won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. In a surprise, Alvin Greene, 32, an unemployed veteran who raised no money, won the Democratic nomination to oppose GOP Sen. Jim DeMint this fall. Republican Rep. Bob Inglis, a six-term veteran, was forced into a June 22 runoff against conservative Trey Gowdy, a local prosecutor. And state Rep. Tim Scott, South Carolina’s only black state representative, also faces a runoff against Paul Thurmond, a Charleston County councilman and son of late Sen. Strom Thurmond, for an open seat.

Iowa Former Gov. Terry Branstad will try to get his old job back after besting two rivals and winning the Republican nomination for governor. Branstad, who served four terms as governor in the 1980s and 1990s, raised

Paul LePage, a career businessman who won tea party support, bested six rivals and captured the Republican nod for governor. The Waterville mayor said his victory shows folks want less government. On the Democratic side, Senate President Libby Mitchell won her party’s gubernatorial nomination to succeed term-limited Democratic Gov. John Baldacci. She defeated businesswoman Rosa Scarcelli, former Attorney General Steve Rowe and Pat McGowan, a former legislator who served in Baldacci’s Cabinet.

North Dakota Republican Gov. John Hoeven was unopposed in his party’s primary and will be the GOP candidate and heavy favorite for the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democratic Sen. Byron Dorgan. Republicans nominated Rick Berg to oppose veteran Democratic Rep. Earl Pomeroy for his post.

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Former NFL player Jon Runyan, endorsed by tea party supporters, won the Republican nomination for New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District. All seven incumbent House members who faced challenges won their party’s renomination.

Republican Rep. Denny Rehberg won his party’s nomination for a sixth term, overcoming one rival who was more conservative and another who challenged him from the left.

Virginia Republicans picked State Sen. Robert Hurt to challenge Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District out of a field of seven GOP hopefuls. Conservative independent Jeff Clark will also be on the November ballot, complicating Republican chances of reclaiming the seat the freshman Democrat won narrowly two years ago. Republican Rep. Rob Wittman of Virginia’s 1st Congressional District easily survived a challenge from Catherine Crabill, who had tea party backing.

Georgia In north Georgia, Tom Graves’ support from the Atlanta Tea Party Patriots helped power him to a victory over Lee Hawkins, another conservative, in a runoff to fill a vacant House seat in a heavily Republican district. Rep. Nathan Deal resigned to run for governor.






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Republican state Rep. Nikki Haley will face Rep. Gresham Barrett in a runoff election in two weeks for the GOP nomination to succeed term-limited Gov. Mark Sanford after a nasty race among four contenders. Haley, who won the endorsement of former


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MLB draft grabs more state prospects on second day From staff reports

Position battle A pair of former Florida Gators battles for playing time for the Saints at defensive end/B3


7 p.m. NBC - The Chicago Blackhawks seek their first title since 1961 as they take on the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.


Thirteen players from the state were drafted in the Major League draft’s second day on Tuesday. The draft concludes today. Southern Miss pitcher Scott Copeland was selected by the Baltimore Orioles with the 21st round and the 628th pick overall. Copeland had an 11-1 record with a 3.75 ERA. He led Conference USA in wins and was second only to teammate Todd McInnis (3.30) in ERA in the league. Two more Ole Miss players were taken as senior righthander Aaron Barrett and

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junior outfielder Tim Ferguson joined Drew Pomeranz, who was selected in the first round by the Cleveland Indians. Barrett was drafted in the ninth round by the Washington Nationals, while Ferguson was drafted in the 10th

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round by the Kansas City Royals. Barrett posted a 7-5 record on the year and picked up some big wins for the Rebels, including victories over No. 8 Louisville, No. 9 Arkansas and No. 2 Florida while jumping out to a 6-0 start to open

the season. He struck out 98 batters and posted a 4.34 ERA in 911⁄3 innings of work, making 16 starts . In his career with the Rebels, Barrett posted 131 strikeouts in 30 appearances. He served as both a starter and reliever in his junior season. Ferguson, a junior outfielder, has a .307 career batting average and tallied 48 stolen bases in his career, placing him eighth on the career steals list at Ole Miss. As for Mississippi State, senior first baseball Connor Powers was tabbed by the San Diego Padres in the 21st

Strasburg strikes out 14

Mississippi Braves third baseman had two hits, one of which was an RBI double, in Mississippi’s 9-6 loss on Tuesday.

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La. Pick 3: 7-2-9 La. Pick 4: 6-5-8-8 Weekly results: B2

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JACKSON, Tenn. — The summer just keeps getting longer and longer for the Mississippi Braves. The M-Braves dropped their seventh in a row as the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx won 9-6. Mississippi has been outscored 44-14 in that span. The longest losing streak in M-Braves’ history was nine in a row in 2008. The D-Jaxx scored four runs in the seventh inning against M-Braves’ starter Mike Minor to overcome a one-run deficit and win their tenth straight. The victory for West Tenn ties a franchise record for consecutive wins. In a game with six lead changes, the Braves jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. It was the first time the M-Braves scored a first-inning run in 17 games. Antoan Richardson scored off a wild pitch by West Tenn starter Steven Hensley. That lead disappeared in the bottom of the inning when Mike Minor gave up a two-out RBI double to Alex Liddi and then a solo home run to Johan Limonta. It was Limonta’s sixth home run of the season and gave the DJaxx a 2-1 lead. In the top of the fourth, the M-Braves sent seven batters to the plate and scored twice. Concepcion Rodriguez and Michael Daniel ripped two-out RBI singles in the frame. Conception Rodriguez attempted to score from second base, but Kuo Hui Lo’s throw from left field was right on the money and Rodriguez was tagged out to end the inning as the M-Braves held on to a 3-2 advantage. In the bottom of the fourth, Scott Savastano hit a double and Ralph Henriquez blasted a two-run homer over the left field wall to put the DJaxx up 4-3.

round (634th pick overall) while senior infielder Jet Butler was a 26th round pick of the New York Mets (782nd overall pick). Powers hit a career-best .379 this season, leading the Bulldogs with 81 hits, 18 doubles, 16 home runs and 68 RBI. He concluded his four-year MSU career with a .333 batting average and 251 hits in 202 games. Butler ranked third on the club with a .329 batting average. Other players drafted with state ties include McKenzie Dickerson of Meridian

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates, his debut in the majors, in Washington Tuesday.

A stunning opening act By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Poor Stephen Strasburg. Too much pressure to put on a 21-year-old kid. No way he could live up to the hype, right? Ha! Strasburg didn’t fall short of the hype. If anything, the hype fell short of him. Fourteen strikeouts. Not a single walk. An electrifying performance, including an unfor-

mlb gettable final inning in which he struck out the side while all of Nationals Park roared with every pitch. Last year’s No. 1 overall draft pick put on a dazzling display of power pitching in his major league debut Tuesday night, clocking 100 mph with his fastball and baffling hitters with nasty curves in See Strasburg, Page B4.

Most Strikeouts, First MLB Game • 15 - Karl Spooner, Brooklyn vs. New York (NL), Sept. 22, 1954 • 15 - J.R. Richard, Houston at San Francisco, Sept. 5, 1971 • 14 - Stephen Strasburg, Washington (NL) vs. Pittsburgh, June 8, 2010 • 12 - Elmer Myers, Philadelphia (AL) vs. Washington (AL), Oct. 6, 1915 • 12 - Juan Marichal, San Francisco vs. Philadelphia (NL), July 19, 1960 •12 - Steve Woodard, Milwaukee (AL) vs. Toronto, July 28, 1997, DH-1st game

PHOENIX — Any team with 21 baserunners is tough to beat. The Atlanta Braves stranded 14 of them yet still came away with a 7-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Troy Glaus doubled in the goahead run, his 45th RBI, in the eighth inning off Troy Esmerling Glaus Vasquez (0-2), then Melky Cabrera raced home from third on Juan Gutierrez’s wild pitch in the ninth. Cabrera was 3-for-5 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored. Kelly Johnson had three hits, including a home run, and three RBIs for Arizona. Justin Upton and Mark Reynolds also homered for the Diamondbacks. “That was kind of two offenses doing it two different ways,” said Atlanta’s Chipper Jones, back after missing five games with an inflamed right ring finger. “They scored whenever they got hits See Glaus, Page B4.

Kobe, Lakers break down Celtics By The Associated Press

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant shoots against Boston Celtics’ Tony Allen, left, and Ray Allen, left rear, during in Game 3 of the NBA finals Tuesday.

BOSTON — Derek Fisher broke down the court after yet another miss by Ray Allen, with nothing between him and the basket. And nothing — not even three hard-charging Celtics — was going to keep the Los Angeles Lakers guard from finishing off a Game 3 victory. A hard foul from all three pursuing Celtics sent Fisher sprawling to the floor, but not before he laid in his fifth basket of the fourth quarter and converted the threepoint play to help the Lakers beat Boston 91-84 and take a 2-1 lead in the NBA finals. “Truthfully, he’s done it over and over and over again,” said Kobe Bryant, who scored 29 points. “So it’s almost his responsibility to our team to do these things.”

nba finals Bryant had 25 points after three quarters, but he did not score for the first 10 minutes of the fourth. That’s when Fisher took over, hitting four of five Lakers baskets after Boston cut a 17-point firsthalf lead down to one point to reclaim the home-court advantage they lost when the Celtics won Game 2 in L.A. Game 4 is Thursday night in Boston, and a Lakers victory would put them within one win of avenging the loss to their longtime rivals in the 2008 finals — not to mention the eight other times the Celtics have won an NBA title at the Lakers’ expense. “Our thoughts are really just still on how disappointed we are, or were, losing that second game on our home court. I think that had more

of our attention and focus than what happened in ’08,” Fisher said. “We didn’t doubt our ability to win here. ... We understand when you want to be the best, you have to win wherever, whenever.” Fisher finished with 16 points, and Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum had 10 rebounds apiece for Los Angeles. Kevin Garnett, who had just six points in Boston’s victory Sunday, had 25 in Game 3. But Allen, who had 32 points in Game 2, missed all 13 field goal attempts — one shy of the NBA finals futility record — many of them while Fisher was guarding him. “It’s a hell of a swing, I’ll tell you that,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. “It’s basketball. That’s why you can’t worry See Lakers, Page B4.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN - Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee NHL PLAYOFFS 7 p.m. NBC - Chicago at Philadelphia, game 6



American League East Division

W Tampa Bay....................38 New York.......................36 Boston...........................35 Toronto..........................33 Baltimore.......................16

L 20 22 25 26 42

Central Division


from staff & AP reports

BASEBALL Infant girl hurt by line drive has surgery LOS ANGELES — A 3-year-old girl whose skull was fractured by a line drive during batting practice at Dodger Stadium was scheduled for surgery Tuesday. The girl’s injury Monday is not believed to be life-threatening but it was not clear if she would have any long-term disabilities, said Dodgers spokesman Joe Jareck. The accident occurred when Dodgers catcher Russell Martin hit a line drive in the stands near third base, hitting the girl and knocking her unconscious, Jareck said. The girl was sitting with her father, who rushed her to the first-aid station. The fire department transported her to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

FOOTBALL Tate embarrassed by late night donut run RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks rookie wide receiver Golden Tate apologized Tuesday and said he was “very embarrassed” after police in suburban Seattle gave him a warning for trespassing into a gourmet doughnut shop at 3 a.m. last weekend. The former Notre Dame star says it was a foolish mistake but that he is glad to have learned a valuable lesson without getting arrested. Tate says a friend took a couple of maple bars from the shop, which is at the bottom of the building in which Tate lives. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he has talked to Tate, and agrees that maple bars can be irresistible.

BASKETBALL High school hoops imposter indicted ODESSA, Texas — A 22-yearold man accused of posing as a high school basketball star in West Texas has been indicted on six felony charges, including sexual assault and tampering with government records. Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said Tuesday the indictment also alleges Guerdwich Montimer, who used the name Jerry Joseph, committed identity theft. Montimer, who was indicted Monday, played basketball last year at Odessa Permian High School, whose football team and backers inspired the book “Friday Night Lights.”

GOLF Estes makes U.S. Open in rain-delayed qualifier THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Bob Estes has earned another trip to Pebble Beach by claiming one of the two final spots in a rain-delayed qualifier for the U.S. Open. Estes had rounds of 69-67 at The Club at Carlton Woods and joined Robert Gates in getting the final two spots among 13 sectional qualifiers throughout the country.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 9 1985 — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores 29 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 111-100 victory over the Boston Celtics and the NBA title in six games. 1991 — In the first all-American men’s final at the French Open since 1954, Jim Courier rallies to beat Andre Agassi 3-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 for his first Grand Slam title. 1993 — Patrick Roy makes 18 saves and the Montreal Canadiens capture their 24th Stanley Cup, beating the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 in Game 5. 1995 — The Houston Rockets set NBA records with their seventh straight playoff road victory and their ninth road win of the playoffs, beating Orlando 117-106 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

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W Minnesota......................34 Detroit............................30 Chicago.........................24 Kansas City...................24 Cleveland.......................21

L 24 27 33 35 36

Pct .655 .621 .583 .559 .276

GB — 2 4 5 1/2 22

Pct GB .586 — .526 3 1/2 .421 9 1/2 .407 10 1/2 .368 12 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................31 27 .534 — Los Angeles..................32 29 .525 1/2 Oakland.........................31 29 .517 1 Seattle...........................23 35 .397 8 ——— Tuesday’s Games Boston 3, Cleveland 2 N.Y. Yankees 12, Baltimore 7 Tampa Bay 9, Toronto 0 Texas 7, Seattle 1 Detroit 7, Chicago White Sox 2 Minnesota 7, Kansas City 3 Oakland 10, L.A. Angels 1 Today’s Games Boston (Buchholz 8-3) at Cleveland (Masterson 1-5), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 5-3) at Baltimore (Tillman 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Toronto (Marcum 5-2) at Tampa Bay (Price 8-2), 6:10 p.m. Seattle (Snell 0-4) at Texas (C.Wilson 4-3), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 4-5) at Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 5-3), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Davies 4-4) at Minnesota (Pavano 5-6), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (J.Saunders 4-6) at Oakland (Braden 4-5), 9:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Detroit (Scherzer 2-5) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 4-5), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 6-3) at Oakland (Cahill 4-2), 2:35 p.m. Boston (Lester 7-2) at Cleveland (Talbot 7-4), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 6-3) at Baltimore (Guthrie 3-6), 6:05 p.m. Toronto (Cecil 6-2) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 5-5), 6:10 p.m. Seattle (Rowland-Smith 0-4) at Texas (Tom.Hunter 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Chen 2-0) at Minnesota (S.Baker 5-4), 7:10 p.m.

National League East Division

W Atlanta...........................34 Philadelphia...................31 New York.......................31 Florida............................28 Washington....................28

L 25 26 27 31 31

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................33 St. Louis........................33 Chicago.........................26 Milwaukee......................24 Pittsburgh......................23 Houston.........................23

L 26 26 32 34 35 36

Pct .576 .544 .534 .475 .475

GB — 2 2 1/2 6 6

Pct .559 .559 .448 .414 .397 .390

GB — — 6 1/2 8 1/2 9 1/2 10

West Division

W L Pct GB Los Angeles..................35 24 .593 — San Diego.....................34 24 .586 1/2 San Francisco...............32 25 .561 2 Colorado........................30 28 .517 4 1/2 Arizona..........................23 36 .390 12 ——— Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 10, Florida 8 Washington 5, Pittsburgh 2 N.Y. Mets 2, San Diego 1, 11 innings San Francisco 3, Cincinnati 0 Milwaukee 3, Chicago Cubs 2 Houston 4, Colorado 3 Atlanta 7, Arizona 5 L.A. Dodgers 1, St. Louis 0 Today’s Games Florida (Jo.Johnson 6-2) at Philadelphia (Halladay 8-3), 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Lincoln 0-0) at Washington (Lannan 2-3), 6:05 p.m. San Diego (Latos 5-4) at N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 4-2), 6:10 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 4-4) at Cincinnati (Harang 4-5), 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 1-4) at Milwaukee (Wolf 4-5), 7:10 p.m. Houston (F.Paulino 1-7) at Colorado (Cook 2-3), 7:40 p.m. Atlanta (Kawakami 0-8) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-3), 8:40 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 8-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 5-3), 9:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games San Francisco (Wellemeyer 3-5) at Cincinnati (Leake 5-0), 12:35 p.m. San Diego (Garland 6-3) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-2), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 4-5) at Milwaukee (Bush 1-5), 1:10 p.m. Houston (Oswalt 3-8) at Colorado (J.Chacin 3-4), 2:10 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 6-3) at Arizona (Willis 1-0), 2:40 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 5-3) at Philadelphia (Moyer 6-5), 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Duke 3-6) at Washington (J.Martin 0-1), 6:05 p.m.


Atlanta Arizona ab r h bi ab r h bi Infante 2b 5 1 3 1 KJhnsn 2b 4 1 3 3 Heywrd rf 5 1 2 1 CJcksn lf 4 0 1 0 C.Jones 3b 6 0 1 0 S.Drew ss 4 0 0 0 McCnn c 4 0 1 1 J.Upton rf 4 1 1 1 Glaus 1b 3 0 1 1 AdLRc 1b 4 0 0 0 Hinske lf 5 1 1 0 MRynl 3b 3 1 1 1 GBlanc lf 0 0 0 0 CYoung cf 3 1 0 0 YEscor ss 5 0 0 0 Hester c 3 1 1 0 MeCarr cf 5 2 3 1 Ryal ph 1 0 0 0 Medlen p 1 2 1 1 EJcksn p 1 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 Boyer p 0 0 0 0 Conrad ph 1 0 0 0 GParra ph 0 0 0 0 Moylan p 0 0 0 0 Vasquz p 0 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 JGutrrz p 0 0 0 0 McLoth ph 1 0 1 0 RRorts ph 1 0 0 0 Wagner p 0 0 0 0 Totals 41 7 14 6 Totals 32 5 7 5 Atlanta......................................120 001 111 — 7 Arizona.....................................210 010 100 — 5 LOB—Atlanta 14, Arizona 4. 2B—Glaus (8), Hinske (11). 3B—Me.Cabrera (1). HR—K.Johnson (13), J.Upton (10), M.Reynolds (14). SB—Infante (3), Me.Cabrera (3), J.Upton (9), C.Young (9). S—E.Jackson. IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta Medlen 5 5 4 4 0 3 O’Flaherty 1 0 0 0 0 0 Moylan H,10 2-3 0 1 1 2 2 Venters W,1-0 BS,1-2 1 1-3 2 0 0 0 2 Wagner S,10-12 1 0 0 0 1 1 Arizona E.Jackson 6 9 4 4 3 5 Boyer 1 2 1 1 1 0 Vasquez L,0-2 1 1 1 1 2 1 J.Gutierrez 1 2 1 1 1 2 WP—E.Jackson, J.Gutierrez. Umpires—Home, Rob Drake; First, Joe West; Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, Paul Schrieber. T—3:05. A—17,052 (48,633).

St. Louis Los Angeles ab r h bi ab r h bi FLopez 3b 3 0 1 0 Furcal ss 4 1 2 0 Winn cf 4 0 2 0 Kemp cf 3 0 0 0 Pujols 1b 4 0 0 0 Ethier rf 4 0 3 0 Hollidy lf 4 0 1 0 MnRmr lf 4 0 1 1 Ludwck rf 4 0 1 0 RJhnsn pr-lf 0 0 0 0 Schmkr 2b 4 0 1 0 Loney 1b 3 0 0 0 YMolin c 3 0 0 0 Blake 3b 4 0 0 0 B.Ryan ss 3 0 0 0 DeWitt 2b 4 0 1 0 Crpntr p 2 0 0 0 Broxtn p 0 0 0 0 Freese ph 1 0 0 0 RMartn c 3 0 2 0 TMiller p 0 0 0 0 Kuroda p 1 0 0 0 McCllln p 0 0 0 0 GAndrs ph 1 0 0 0 Kuo p 0 0 0 0 JCarrll 2b 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 0 6 0 Totals 31 1 9 1 St. Louis...................................000 000 000 — 0 Los Angeles.............................000 000 01x — 1 DP—Los Angeles 1. LOB—St. Louis 6, Los Angeles 9. 2B—Winn (2), Ethier 2 (16), Man.Ramirez (9), DeWitt (10). SB—Kemp (9). S—Kuroda. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis C.Carpenter 7 6 0 0 1 5 T.Miller L,0-1 1-3 2 1 1 0 0 McClellan 2-3 1 0 0 1 2 Los Angeles Kuroda 7 4 0 0 1 6 Kuo W,2-1 1 1 0 0 0 1 Broxton S,15-17 1 1 0 0 0 2 Umpires—Home, Dana DeMuth; First, Kerwin Danley; Second, C.B. Bucknor; Third, Doug Eddings. T—2:45. A—48,046 (56,000).

2010 MLB Draft Tuesday Round 2

51. Washington, Sammy Solis, LHP, San Diego. 52. Pittsburgh, Stetson Allie, RHP, St. Edward HS, Lakewood, Ohio. 53. Atlanta, Todd Cunningham, OF, Jacksonville State. 54. Kansas City, Brett Eibner, RHP, Arkansas. 55. Cleveland, LeVon Washington, OF, Chipola JC. 56. Arizona, James Bradley, RHP, Nitro (W.Va.) HS. 57. Boston, Brandon Workman, RHP, Texas. 58. Houston, Vincent Velasquez, RHP, Garey HS, Pomona, Calif. 59. San Diego, Jedd Gyorko, SS, West Virginia. 60. Oakland, Yordy Cabrera, 3B, Lakeland (Fla.) Senior HS. 61. Toronto, Griffin Murphy, LHP, East Valley HS, Redlands, Calif. 62. Cincinnati, Ryan LaMarre, OF, Michigan. 63. Chicago White Sox, Jacob Petricka, RHP, Indiana State. 64. Milwaukee, James Nelson, RHP, Alabama. 65. Chicago Cubs, Reggie Golden, OF, Wetumpka (Ala.) HS. 66. Tampa Bay, Jacob Thompson, RHP, Long Beach State. 67. Seattle, Marcus Littlewood, SS, Pineview HS, St. George, Utah. 68. Detroit, Drew Smyly, LHP, Arkansas. 69. Toronto, Kellen Sweeney, 2B, Jefferson HS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 70. Atlanta, Andrelton Simmons, SS, Western Oklahoma State. 71. Minnesota, Cartier Goodrum, SS, Fayette County HS, Fayetteville, Ga. 72. Texas, Cody Buckel, RHP, Royal HS, Simi Valley, Calif. 73. Florida, Robert Rasmussen, LHP, UCLA. 74. San Francisco, Jarrett Parker, OF, Virginia. 75. St. Louis, Matthew Swagerty, RHP, Arizona State. 76. Colorado, Chad Bettis, RHP, Texas Tech. 77. Philadelphia, Percy Garner, RHP, Ball State. 78. L.A. Dodgers, Ralston Cash, RHP, Lakeview Academy, Gainesville, Ga. 79. Tampa Bay, Derek Dietrich, SS, Georgia Tech. 80. Toronto, Justin Nicolino, LHP, University HS, Orlando, Fla. 81. L.A. Angels, Daniel Tillman, RHP, Florida Southern. 82. N.Y. Yankees, Angelo Gumbs, SS, Torrance (Calif.) HS.

Round 3

117. Pittsburgh, Nicholas Kingham, RHS, Sierra Vista HS, Las Vegas. 118. Baltimore, Trent Mummey, CF, Auburn. 119. Kansas City, Kevin Chapman, LHS, Florida. 120. Cleveland, Kyle Blair, RHS, San Diego. 121. Arizona, Kevin Munson, RHR, James Madison. 122. N.Y. Mets, Cory Vaughn, CF, San Diego St. 123. Houston, Robert Doran, RHS, Texas Tech. 124. San Diego, Chris Bisson, 2B, Kentucky. 125. Oakland, Chad Lewis, 3B, Marina HS, Huntington Beach, Calif. 126. Toronto, Sam Dyson, RHS, South Carolina. 127. Cincinnati, Brodie Greene, CF, Texas A&M. 128. Chicago White Sox, Matthew Grimes, RHS, Mill Creek HS, Hoschton, Ga. 129. Milwaukee, Hunter Morris, 1B, Auburn. 130. Chicago Cubs, Hunter Ackerman, LHS, Louisburg College. 131. Tampa Bay, Austin Wood, RHS, St. Petersburg JC. 132. Seattle, James Paxton, LHS, No School, Ladner, Canada. 133. Detroit, Cole Green, RHS, Texas. 134. Atlanta, David Filak, RHS, SUNY Oneonta. 135. Minnesota, Eddie Rosario, RF, Rafael Lopez Landron HS, Guayama, P.R. 136. Texas, Drew Robinson, SS, Silverado HS, Las Vegas. 137. Florida, Alvin Toles, CF, Sandy Creek HS, Fayetteville, Ga. 138. San Francisco, Seth Rosin, RHS, Minnesota. 139. St. Louis, Cody Stanley, C, UNC Wilmington. 140. Colorado, Russell Wilson, CF, North Carolina St. 141. Philadelphia, Bryan Morgado, LHS, Tennessee. 142. L.A. Dodgers, James Baldwin, CF, Pinecrest (N.C.) HS. 143. Boston, Garin Cecchini, SS, Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La. 144. L.A. Angels, Max Russell, LHS, Florida Southern. 145. N.Y. Yankees, Mason Williams, CF, West Orange HS, Winter Garden, Fla.

Round 5 146. Washington, Jason Martinson, SS, Texas St. 147. Pittsburgh, Tyler Waldron, RHS, Oregon St. 148. Baltimore, Connor Narron, SS, C B Aycock HS, Goldsboro, N.C. 149. Kansas City, Jason Adam, RHS, Blue Valley Northwest HS, Overland Park, Kan. 150. Cleveland, Cole Cook, RHS, Pepperdine. 151. Arizona, Cody Wheeler, LHS, Coastal Carolina. 152. N.Y. Mets, Matthew Den Dekker, CF, Florida. 153. Houston, Ben Heath, C, Penn St. 154. San Diego, Jablonski Noel, CF, Coastal Carolina. 155. Oakland, Tyler Vail, RHS, Notre Dame HS, Easton, Pa. 156. Toronto, Dickie Thon, SS, Academia Perpetuo Socorro, Dorado, P.R. 157. Cincinnati, John Mugarian, RHS, Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic HS. 158. Chicago White Sox, Andrew Wilkins, 1B, Arkansas. 159. Milwaukee, Matthew Miller, RHR, Michigan. 160. Chicago Cubs, Matthew Szczur, OF, Villanova. 161. Tampa Bay, Ian Kendall, RHS, Ashland (Ore.) HS. 162. Seattle, Stephen Pryor, RHR, Tennessee Tech. 163. Detroit, Alexander Burgos, LHS, Florida Manatee-Sarasota. 164. Atlanta, Philip Gosselin, 2B, Virginia. 165. Minnesota, Nathaniel Roberts, CF, High Point. 166. Texas, Justin Grimm, RHR, Georgia. 167. Florida, Robert Morey, RHS, Virginia. 168. San Francisco, Richard Hembree, RHR, College of Charleston. 169. St. Louis, Nicholas Longmire, RF, Pacific. 170. Colorado, Joshua Slaats, RHS, Hawaii. 171. Philadelphia, Scott Frazier, RHS, Upland (Calif.) HS. 172. L.A. Dodgers, Jake Lemmerman, SS, Duke. 173. Boston, Henry Ramos, RF, Alfonso Casta Martinez HS, Maunabo P.R. 174. L.A. Angels, Jesus Valdez, RHS, Hueneme HS, Oxnard, Calif. 175. N.Y. Yankees, Thomas Kahnle, RHS, Lynn.

Round 6

83. Washington, Rick Hague, SS, Rice. 84. Pittsburgh, Mel Rojas Jr., CF, Wabash Valley. 85. Baltimore, Daniel Klein, RHR, UCLA. 86. Kansas City, Michael Antonio, SS, George Washington HS, New York. 87. Cleveland, Tony Wolters, SS, Rancho Buena Vista HS, Vista Calif. 88. Arizona, Robert Rowland, RHR, Cloverdale (Calif.) HS. 89. N.Y. Mets, Norman Forsythe, C, Tennessee. 90. Houston, Austin Wates, RF, Virginia Tech. 91. San Diego, Zack Cates, RHS, Northeast Texas CC. 92. Oakland, Aaron Shipman, CF, Brooks County HS, Quitman, Ga. 93. Toronto, Christopher Hawkins, SS, North Gwinnett HS, Sugar Hill Ga. 94. Cincinnati, Devin Lohman, SS, Cal St. Long Beach 95. Chicago White Sox, Addison Reed, RHS, San Diego St. 96. Milwaukee, Tyler Thornburg, RHS, Charleston Southern. 97. Chicago Cubs, Micah Gibbs, C, Louisiana St. 98. Tampa Bay, Ryan Brett, SS, Highline HS, Seattle. 99. Seattle, Ryne Stanek, RHS, Blue Valley HS, Overland Park, Kan. 100. Detroit, Rob Brantly, C, UC Riverside. 101. Atlanta, Joe Leonard, 3B, Pittsburgh. 102. Minnesota, Pat Dean, LHS, Boston College. 103. Texas, Jordan Akins, RF, Union Grove HS, Locust Grove, Ga. 104. Florida, Jacob Realmuto, SS, Carl Albert HS, Midwest City, Okla. 105. San Francisco, Carter Jurica, SS, Kansas St. 106. St. Louis, Samuel Tuivailala, SS, Aragon HS, San Mateo, Calif. 107. Colorado, Joshua Rutledge, SS, Alabama. 108. Philadelphia, Cameron Rupp, C, Texas. 109. L.A. Dodgers, Leon Landry, CF, Louisiana St. 110. Boston, Sean Coyle, SS, Germantown Academy, Philadelphia. 111. L.A. Angels, Wendell Soto, SS, Riverview HS, Sarasota, Fla. 112. N.Y. Yankees, Robert Segedin, 3B, Tulane.

176. Washington, Cole Leonida, C, Georgia Tech. 177. Pittsburgh, Jason Hursh, RHS, Trinity Christian Academy, Carrollton, Texas. 178. Baltimore, Dixon Anderson, RHS, California. 179. Kansas City, Scott Alexander, LHS, Sonoma St. 180. Cleveland, Nicholas Bartolone, SS, Chabot. 181. Arizona, Blake Perry, RHS, The Pendleton School, Danville, Ky. 182. N.Y. Mets, Greg Peavey, RHS, Oregon St. 183. Houston, Adam Plutko, RHS, Glendora HS, Upland, Calif. 184. San Diego, John Barbato, RHS, Felix Varela Senior HS, Miami. 185. Oakland, Anthony Thompson, 3B, Kansas. 186. Toronto, Sean Nolin, LHS, San Jacinto College. 187. Cincinnati, Drew Cisco, RHS, Wando HS, Mount Pleasant, S.C. 188. Chicago White Sox, Rangel Ravelo, 3B, Hialeah (Fla.) Senior HS. 189. Milwaukee, William Hawn, 3B, Tennessee. 190. Chicago Cubs, Ivan De Jesus, CF, Cupeyville School, Rio Piedras, P.R. 191. Tampa Bay, Jesse Hahn, RHS, Virginia Tech. 192. Seattle, Christian Carmichael, C, Mililani (Hawaii) HS. 193. Detroit, John Holaday, C, Texas Christian. 194. Atlanta, Joseph Terdoslavich, 3B, Cal St. Long Beach. 195. Minnesota, Logan Darnell, LHS, Kentucky. 196. Texas, Brett Nicholas, C, Missouri. 197. Florida, Joseph Varner, RHS, Texas Arlington. 198. San Francisco, Mike Kickham, LHR, Missouri St. 199. St. Louis, John Gast, LHS, Florida St. 200. Colorado, Jared Simon, LF, Tampa. 201. Philadelphia, Gauntlett Eldemire, CF, Ohio. 202. L.A. Dodgers, Kevin Gausman, RHS, Grandview HS, Centennial, Colo. 203. Boston, Kendrick Perkins, CF, La Porte (Texas) HS. 204. L.A. Angels, Brian Diemer, RHR, California. 205. N.Y. Yankees, Gabe Encinas, RHS, St. Paul HS, Whittier, Calif.

Comp Round B 113. Toronto, Marcus Knecht, LF, Connors St. 114. Chicago White Sox, Thomas Royse, RHS, Louisville. 115. L.A. Angels, Donn Roach, RHS, JC of Southern Nevada.

minor league baseball

Round 4 116. Washington, A.J. Cole, RHS, Oviedo HS, Winter Springs Fla.

Tank McNamara

Southern League North Division

W Tennessee (Cubs).........35 West Tenn (Mariners)...34 Huntsville (Brewers)......27 Chattanooga (Dodgers).26 Carolina (Reds).............25

L 23 23 32 32 34

Pct. GB .603 — .596 1/2 .458 8 1/2 .448 9 .424 10 1/2

South Division

W L Pct. Jacksonville (Marlins)....35 23 .603 Montgomery (Rays).......32 25 .561 Mobile (Diamondbacks).30 27 .526 Mississippi (Braves)...25 32 .439 Bham (White Sox).........20 38 .345 ——— Tuesday’s Games Jacksonville 4, Montgomery 2, 10 innings West Tenn 9, Mississippi 6 Mobile 4, Birmingham 1 Chattanooga 3, Carolina 2, 12 innings Tennessee 3, Huntsville 0 Today’s Games Carolina at Chattanooga, 10:15 a.m. Birmingham at Mobile, 12:05 p.m. Mississippi at West Tenn, 12:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Huntsville at Tennessee, 7:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Mobile at Jacksonville, 7:05 p.m. Chattanooga at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Birmingham at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Huntsville at Carolina, 7:15 p.m. West Tenn at Tennessee, 7:15 p.m.

GB — 2 1/2 4 1/2 9 1/2 15

college baseball NCAA Tournament Double Elimination

Coral Gables Regional At Coral Gables, Fla. Sunday Texas A&M 4, Dartmouth 3, Dartmouth eliminated Texas A&M 11, Miami 7 Tuesday Miami 10, Texas A&M 3, Miami advances ———

Super Regionals (Best-of-3) The visiting team plays as home team for Game 2; a coin flip determines home team for Game 3 x-if necessary At Dick Howser Stadium Tallahassee, Fla. Friday: Vanderbilt (45-18) at Florida State (45-17), 11 a.m. Saturday: Florida State vs. Vanderbilt, noon x-Sunday: Vanderbilt vs. Florida State, noon At McKethan Stadium Gainesville, Fla. Friday: Miami (43-18) at Florida (45-15), 6 p.m. Saturday: Florida vs. Miami, 6 p.m. x-Sunday: Miami vs. Florida, 6 p.m. At UFCU Disch-Falk Field Austin, Texas Friday: TCU (49-11) at Texas (49-11), 2 p.m. Saturday: Texas vs. TCU, noon x-Sunday: TCU vs. Texas, 3 p.m. At Jackie Robinson Stadium Los Angeles Friday: Cal State-Fullerton (45-16) at UCLA (4613), 9:30 p.m. Saturday: UCLA vs. Cal State-Fullerton, 6 p.m. x-Sunday: Cal State-Fullerton vs. UCLA, 9 p.m. At Davenport Field Charlottesville, Va. Saturday: Oklahoma (47-15) at Virginia (50-12), 2 p.m. Sunday: Virginia vs. Oklahoma, 3 p.m. x-Monday, June 14: Oklahoma vs. Virginia, 1 or 7 p.m. At Doug Kingsmore Stadium Clemson, S.C. Saturday: Alabama (41-23) at Clemson (41-22), 6 p.m. Sunday: Clemson vs. Alabama, 6 p.m. x-Monday, June 14: Alabama vs. Clemson, 1 or 7 p.m. At BB&T Coastal Field Myrtle Beach, S.C. Saturday: South Carolina (46-15) at Coastal Carolina (55-8), 11 a.m. Sunday: Coastal Carolina vs. South Carolina, noon x-Monday, June 14: South Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina, 1 or 7 p.m. At Packard Stadium Tempe, Ariz. Saturday: Arkansas (43-19) at Arizona State (508), 8 p.m. Sunday: Arizona State vs. Arkansas, 8 p.m. x-Monday, June 14: Arkansas vs. Arizona State, 5 p.m.

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

L.A. Lakers 1, Boston 1 Thursday: L.A. Lakers 102, Boston 89 Sunday: Celtics 103, Lakers 94 Tuesday: L.A. Lakers 91, Boston 84 Thursday: L.A. Lakers at Boston, 8 p.m. Sunday: 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.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-6-1 La. Pick 4: 3-7-7-9 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-7-4 La. Pick 4: 7-1-1-4 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-2-9 La. Pick 4: 6-5-8-8 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: 2-6-1 La. Pick 4: 9-0-5-6 Easy 5: 11-23-27-28-36 La. Lotto: 14-17-22-36-37-40 Powerball: 18-34-40-48-59 Powerball: 25; Power play: 4

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


sports arena Submit items by e-mail at sports@; postal service at P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182; fax at 601-634-0897; or delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road by Monday for publication Wednesday, or Friday for publication on Sunday. Please include your name and phone number.

Free tennis lessons by Rick Shields Rick Shields will be providing city-funded free tennis lessons Monday through Friday this summer. Lessons are from 8-10 a.m. at the Halls Ferry Park tennis courts. For information, call 601-831-8006.

Parks and rec adult baseball Vicksburg Parks and Recreation will begin registration for adult baseball starting Thursday and continuing through June 30. Registration forms can be picked up at the parks and rec offices on 100 Army-Navy Drive and the league is for players ages 18 and older. Cost is $175 per team with an addi-

tional charge of $5 per player for Warren County residents living outside the city limits and $10 for non-county residents. A mandatory coaches meeting will be on June 23 at 6:30 p.m. For information, call the parks and rec offices at 601-634-4514.

CPC Golf for Life four-man scramble The Center for Pregnancy Choices Golf for Life golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday at Clear Creek golf course on June 12. Format is a four-man scramble and the cost is $70 per player or $280 per team. A hamburger lunch for participants is at noon. For information, call 601-638-2778.

Bud Light two-man scramble Clear Creek Golf Course is scheduled to host the Bud Light two-man Scramble on June 19-20. Entry fee is $220 per team and that includes mulligans, green and cart fees, lunch, practice round

The 8-year-olds’ Class AAA Vicksburg Billies baseball team took second on May 15 in the BancorpSouth-PSA Mother’s Day Tournament in Vicksburg. The Billies took first on May 22 in the Kosy Summer Slam in Kosciusko, going undefeated and defeating the AAA Mudcats. From row, from left, are

green fee and drinks. For information, call the Clear Creek clubhouse at 601-6389395.

AAU basketball classic at Madison High School The AAU Basketball Classic is scheduled for July 16-18 at Madison High School in Tallulah. Entry fee is $225 before July 12. Late fee is an additional $50. Early-bird entry fee is $150 before July 5. For information, contact tourney director Curtis Ewell at kingpin342000@yahoo. com, or call 757-348-0724 (cell), 757-227-9348 (home).

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

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Jack Shelton, Kieran Theriot, Trevor Rouse, Thomas Trichell and Coleman Verhine. Second row are James Trichell, Thomas Phillips, Gabriel Katzenmeyer, Shane Still, Vantrel Reed and R.G. Willis. Third row, from left are coaches Chad Phillips, Tim Shelton and Van Reed.

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Joey Logano, left, and Kevin Harvick head out of Turn 2 during the Sprint Cup Series race, Sunday. A few laps later, near the end of the race, Harvick nudged Logano into the wall.

Joey Logano stands up for himself finally CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Joey Logano made it clear on pit road at Pocono that he’s sick and tired of being pushed around. It’s about time. Logano, the scrawny new kid on the playground, finally stood up to one of the neighborhood bullies by essentially telling Kevin Harvick he was done playing nice. If the confrontation following Sunday’s race wasn’t enough to make his point, Logano followed up with three pointed shots at the veteran driver in a live television interview. One of them was about Harvick’s wife! Who knew the kid had it in him? After all, it was long overdue display of backbone for Logano, who likely earned a fair share of respect for finally standing up for himself after a season-and-a-half of being polite. Problem is, his newfound moxie has been somewhat overshadowed by the presence of Daddy. Ah, yes, Tom Logano. Back in the center of the storm. The elder Logano learned a hard lesson last year, when NASCAR pulled his credential for entering pit road to confront Greg Biffle following

Gator buddies battle Wedding Invitations for starting position SPEEDIPRINT & METAIRIE, La. — Competition between old college friends will help decide who replaces Charles Grant as the starting left defensive end for the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints. Bobby McCray and Alex Brown were teammates for three years at Florida. They spend a lot of time together now, going out for steak dinners downtown or relaxing at one of their homes in the New Orleans area and reminiscing about their days as Gators. “He’s my dude,” Brown said of McCray. “He knows my family. I know his family. So he’s a good friend of mine, but we understand that it’s competition. You’ve got to compete and we believe that we’ll bring the best out of each other and it will make us better.” During minicamp this past weekend and at an additional offseason practice on Monday, the pair appeared to be the top two candidates to complete a starting defensive end tandem that already includes Will Smith. For now, McCray is getting the most work with the first team, just as he did throughout the playoffs following Grant’s torn triceps injury. Grant was released in March, before Brown signed a twoyear, free-agent contract with New Orleans. Brown started all 16 games for Chicago last season and was a key member of the Bears defense that shut down the Saints’ league-leading



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offense and quarterback Drew Brees back in the 2006-07 NFC championship game. McCray would rather not lose the job he held in the playoffs to Brown, but figures both of them will have a role regardless, perhaps with the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Brown playing more against the run. McCray, who is 6-foot-6 and one of the quickest defensive linemen on the team, often played in passing situations during his first two seasons with the Saints. “We’re not fighting over it. This is an opportunity for both of us to make plays on a great defense,” McCray said. “I’m pretty confident about it, but at the same time, I’m not worried about it. Alex is a great player and he’s a great addition to the team. At the end it will be (the coaches’) ultimate decision to figure out what they want to do, but me and him will be playing.” After signing Brown, the Saints also brought in sevenyear veteran defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson, who played the past two seasons with Tampa Bay and can also play tackle.


By Jenna Fryer AP auto racing writer

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the Nationwide Series race at California. He was angry at how Biffle had raced his son, who only two weeks earlier had rolled his car seven times in a spectacular accident at Dover. Young Joey was clearly s h a ke n fo l l ow i n g t h at wreck, and his post-accident demeanor raised questions about his mettle. It didn’t help that TV cameras caught Tom Logano making a panicked sprint to the care center, painting a picture of a scared little boy in need of his father.

It was probably an unfair characterization, but big-time pro sports can be cutthroat and Joey Logano endured a decent dose of whispering about the back-to-back incidents and the role of his father, the overzealous protector. Yet there he was again on Sunday at Pocono, where he was the second to reach Joey’s car after he was spun by Harvick in the closing laps. The first was a Joe Gibbs Racing crewman, who made an honest effort to keep the driver from wading into the sea of yellowclad team members who had formed a barrier around Harvick. The guy might have succeeded, too, if Tom Logano had not pried him away from his son. What happened next is up for interpretation, but multiple replays seemed to show the father encouraging his son to confront Harvick with both a gesture and what appeared to be a shout of “Go Ahead!”




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Manny’s double lifts Dodgers to win Draft By The Associated Press

Mets 2, Padres 1 Ike Davis homered in the 11th inning and Mike Pelfrey turned in another terrific outing for New York, which won its ninth straight home game.

Phillies 10, Marlins 8 Ben Francisco hit a two-run single with two outs in the eighth inning to help Philadelphia rally.

Rays 9, Blue Jays 0 Struggling slugger Carlos Pena homered twice and drove in five runs to back unbeaten Jeff Niemann’s twohit pitching as Tampa Bay beat Toronto.

Yankees 12, Orioles 7 Curtis Granderson hit a grand slam, Nick Swisher homered and drove in five runs, and New York cruised past Baltimore.

Red Sox 3, Indians 2 Tim Wakefield bounced back from two rough outings and became Boston’s career leader in innings pitched, leading the Red Sox over Cleveland.

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Los Angeles Dodgers, left to right, Reed Johnson, Rafael Furcal, and Matt Kemp,

celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 Tuesday.


single in the eighth inning, and Houston rallied from a three-run deficit.

Giants 3, Reds 0 Matt Cain pitched a sevenhitter for his second shutout of the season and singled home a run in the eighth inning to lead San Francisco.

Astros 4, Rockies 3 Carlos Lee had three hits, including a tie-breaking RBI

Brewers 3, Cubs 2 Casey McGehee hit a tworun single with two outs in the ninth inning to rally Milwaukee.

Tigers 7, White Sox 2 Far from perfect this time, Armando Galarraga was long

Colby Lewis allowed four hits over seven innings and Vladimir Guerrero homered to help Texas beat Felix Hernandez.

Twins 7, Royals 3 Zack Greinke was hit hard again, and Kansas City never recovered from its first-inning deficit in a loss to Kevin Slowey and Minnesota.

Athletics 10, Angels 1 Kurt Suzuki went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs to help Vin Mazzaro get the win in his second start of the season.

Glaus Continued from Page B1. because they hit it out of the park. It took us like three hits to score one. Fortunately, we had a ton of hits.� Atlanta starter Kris Medlen singled, walked twice and scored two runs. He left after five innings with a strained left shoulder, the result of a headfirst slide just ahead of Upton’s throw from right field for a run that tied it at 4. X-rays were negative and Medlen said he would be fine. “It hurt way worse when it first happened,� he said. “It feels way better now, just a little tight in the back. I was just trying to make things happen.� Medlen was grateful it was his non-pitching shoulder. “It kind of felt weird coming out, because it was my left arm,� he said, “but it hurt at the time.� Braves hitters drew seven

walks to go with their 14 hits. “I don’t know where we stand in getting walks,� manager Bobby Cox said. “We’re up there pretty good.� In fact, Atlanta leads the majors with 274. One walk came when Arizona reliever Blaine Boyer, just back from Triple-A Reno, was called for ball four for licking his fingers and not wiping them off. “He did it three or four times,� Cox said. “He wiped every once in a while.� Jonathan Venters (1-0) pitched 11⠄3 innings to get the victory. Billy Wagner threw a scoreless ninth for his 10th save in 12 tries. “Every inning they scored there was a walk involved,� Arizona manager A.J. Hinch said. “Extra base runners, extra opportunities in a close game, is not good and they capitalized on it with some

key hits.� The game was tied at 3 after two innings, 4-all after six and 5-5 after seven. “That was a hard-earned game,� Cox said. “We left a ton of guys on but yet some of those we hit the ball pretty good, too.� Consecutive singles by Jason Heyward, Jones and Brian McCann put Atlanta up 1-0 in the first. But solo homers by Johnson and Upton, both just inside the left-field foul pole, made it 2-1 after one. Johnson hit his 13th of the season, third to lead off a game. Upton hit his 10th. Atlanta answered with two in the second to go up 3-2. Cabrera tripled and Medlen drove him in with a single. The pitcher took second on a wild pitch, then scored on the first of Omar Infante’s three

singles. Reynolds needed one pitch to tie it at 3 with an oppositefield shot to right-center, his 14th homer and second in two nights.

Continued from Page B1. Community College (260th pick overall, Colorado Rockies), Christopher Lofton of Jones County Community College (288th pick, San Francisco Giants), Deshun Dixon of Terry High School (311th pick, Tampa Bay Rays), Auburn’s Cole Nelson (313th pick, Detroit Tigers), Jacoby Jones of Richton High School (573rd pick, Hous-

Lakers Continued from Page B1. about it. He’ll be back in the gym tomorrow and getting ready for the next game. ... It happens to the best of us.� The Celtics had high hopes after splitting the opening two games in Los Angeles, but the “Beat L.A.!� chants at the TD Garden couldn’t help them overcome poor shooting. And it couldn’t stop Fisher. “Derek Fisher was the difference in the game,� Rivers said. “He’s just a gutty, gritty player and he gutted the game out for them. I thought Kobe was struggling a little bit, and Fisher — he basically took the game over. ... I don’t know what he had in the fourth quarter ... but most of them were down the stretch.� Fisher, 34, came into the league with Bryant in 1996 and has a history of clutch shots, from the heave with 0.4 seconds left to beat San Antonio in the 2004 playoffs to the late jumpers in a series-swinging victory over Orlando in Game 4 of last year’s finals. The Lakers went on to beat the Magic in five games, earning their 15th NBA title — second only to Boston’s 17. “I think as you grow in this game and you put in the work that’s required to still be around 14 years later, you start to recognize that being in this moment, on this stage,

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it’s not a given. It’s not something that happens every season,� Fisher said. “Five or 10 years from now, when I’m long gone, I would have hated to feel like I didn’t just do everything I could have to help my team. Things have worked out well, and we have two more wins to get to really put a nice cap on it.� The Lakers opened a 37-20 first-half lead, but Boston cut the deficit to four late in the third quarter and then made it 68-67 early in the fourth on consecutive drives by Glen “Big Baby� Davis and Rajon Rondo. With a chance to take the lead, Allen was called for an offensive foul away from the ball. Fisher then scored four of the Lakers’ next five baskets to give them a five-point lead with about 41⠄2 minutes left. He scored another with 49 seconds left before being flattened by Davis, among others, and adding the free throw to make it a three-possession game. “He saw the opening and went and made a very bold play. ... It was imperative that it goes in for us to win,� Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. “When he’s got an opportunity to hit a key shot, it seems like he’s always there and ready.� Allen and Paul Pierce combined to go 1-for-13 from the field.






Strasburg Continued from Page B1. the Washington Nationals’ 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. “He pitched,� Nationals slugger Adam Dunn said, “probably the best game I’ve ever seen pitched.� Certainly it gets strong consideration as the best debut outing of all time. Only J.R. Richard and Karl Spooner struck out more in records dating to 1920 — 15 for Richard with Houston in 1971, 15 for Spooner with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1954 — but both had three walks and pitched complete games. If Strasburg hadn’t been pulled after seven innings because of a tightly regulated pitch count, he surely would have passed them both. “I’ve been catching a lot of guys,� said catcher Ivan Rodriguez, patting Strasburg on the shoulder, “but this kid is unbelievable.� The right-hander allowed

ton Astros), Alabama’s Tyler White (613th pick, Detroit Tigers), William Beckwith of George C. Wallace Community College (Ala.), who went to the Atlanta Braves with the 644th pick, and Demarcus Tidwell of Yavapai College (Ariz.), who went to the Cleveland Indians with the 840th selection.


four hits and two earned runs, both scoring on Delwyn Young’s homer to the first row of seats in right field in the fourth inning. Rodriguez took the blame for calling that pitch, a 90 mph changeup. Strasburg was pulled for a pinch hitter after seven innings — 65 of his 94 pitches were strikes — and took a quick curtain call. After the game, his teammates pelted him with three shaving cream pies and made him wear the goofy silver “Elvis wig,� a clubhouse ritual for the player of the game. “I thought I was going to be a lot more nervous than I was,� Strasburg said. Maybe that’s because he didn’t leave much time for contemplation. Strasburg always pitches in a hurry — the game took only 2 hours, 19 minutes — and plate umpire Tom Hallion

even suggested to him that he slow down his warmups because the breaks between innings are longer in the majors. “The only thing I really remember is the first pitch — ball inside — everything else is just such a blur,� Strasburg said. “At one point I lost track of how many innings I threw. I was like, ‘You know what? I’m just going to go out there and have fun.’ It’s amazing. “It’s kind of like when you get married and everything. You kind of go into it wanting to remember everything — and once it’s done, you can’t remember a single thing.� Strasburg should know. He was married in January. His family, gathered in the corner of the news conference room, joined in the laughter. When he left the podium, he gave hugs to all of them.









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Manny Ramirez hit an RBI double in the eighth inning and surging Los Angeles took sole possession of first place in the NL West for the first time this season with a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. The Dodgers lead San Diego by a half-game. With their eighth win in 10 games, they’re back in first for the first time since being tied on May 22. Hong-Chih Kuo (2-1) pitched the eighth for the win, allowing one hit and striking out one. Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 15th save in 17 chances. Trever Miller (0-1) got the loss, giving up one run and two hits in one-third of an inning. Chris Carpenter gave up six hits, struck out five and walked one in seven innings for the Cardinals, while Hiroki Kuroda also went seven innings and allowed four hits, struck out six and walked one.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Hope Floats” — After learning about her husband’s infidelity, a woman, Sandra Bullock, returns to her hometown and finds romance with a handyman, Harry Connick Jr./6:30 on ABCF n SPORTS Hockey — The Chicago Blackhawks seek their first title since 1961 as they take on the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals./7 on NBC n PRIMETIME “Happy Town” — Rachel wants to leave Haplin; a long-kept secret is revealed; Andrew and Georgia’s day in the woods takes Sandra Bullock a shocking turn./9 on ABC

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

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Trustmark Bank employee Rose Hodges, above, places a tile on a mural at Beechwood Elementary. At left, fellow employees Amy Haygood, foreground, and Audrey Sylvester clean up the garden at the school. The effort Tuesday is part of “A Gift of Time,” an annual Trustmark volunteer effort. This year’s focus is schools, with the Vicksburg crew set to spend a week each at four.

n BIRTHDAYS Patricia Cornwell, mystery author, 54; Michael J. Fox, actor, 49; Johnny Depp, actor, 47; Gloria Reuben, actress, 46; Michaela Conlin, actress, 32; Natalie Portman, actress, 29; Mae Whitman, actress, 22. n DEATHS Jacob Milgrom — The rabbi considered the world’s foremost authority on the biblical book of Leviticus, has died. He was 87. Milgrom wrote a three-volume series on Leviticus, interpreting Jewish dietary and purification rituals as well as the Bible’s position on homosexuality. He concluded the ban on homosexuality applies only to Jewish men. Relatives say he died on Sunday at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem of a brain hemorrhage after a fall. He is survived by his wife, Jo, four children and 14 grandchildren. His funeral was Monday in Jerusalem. Jack Harrison — A survivor of the Great Escape plot by Allied prisoners in a German prison in World War II has died. He was 97. Harrison’s family said he died Friday at Erskine veterans’ home in Bishopton, Scotland. Harrison was a Royal Air Force pilot who was shot down and captured on his first mission in 1942. He was part of the plot to escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944, retold in the film “The Great Escape.”


Kiss and tell: Guitarist’s memoir in works A kiss-and-tell memoir is coming from Ace Frehley, former lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Kiss. Gallery Books announced Tuesday that the 59-year-old Frehley is working on “No Regrets,” a look back at a “life of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.” Gallery, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, plans to release in the summer of 2011. Kiss, known for its face paint and wild costumes, had such hits in the 1970s as “Beth” and “Rock and Roll All Nite.”

Car believed owned by Kanye stolen

Kanye West

Police were trying to determine who stole a pricey sports car that reportedly belonged to rapper Kanye West, and crashed it into a Honolulu house. Police said Tuesday a black Porsche Panamera rammed into the unoccupied house near Waikiki early Saturday, creating a large hole in the side of the garage and crumpling the sedan. Witnesses reported seeing two men walk away from the car after the crash, and police are still trying to identify the suspects. No arrests have

been made. Two news outlets reported the car is registered to West, who had been in Hawaii while recording a new album. Police spokeswoman Michelle Yu wouldn’t confirm who owns the car, and West’s agent didn’t return a phone message.

Arlington Cemetery boss retiring The superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery for the past 19 years is retiring. John C. Metzler Jr. has worked for the government for 42 years and says his last day will be July 2. The 62-year-old’s father was also superintendent at the cemetery outside the nation’s capital. The high point of his career, he said, was expanding the cemetery for veterans and their families so it could continue to take new burials until 2060.

L.A. judge doubles Lindsay Lohan’s bail Lindsay Lohan’s alcohol-monitoring bracelet got her in trouble Tuesday with a judge who doubled the actress’ s bail to $200,000. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel determined Lohan violated the terms of her release after a closed-door meeting with the actress’s attorney and a prosecutor. Revel did not detail the violation, but said her decision was made after receiving “results” issued by a court-ordered alcohol monitor. District Attorney’s spokeswoman Shiara Davila-Morales said it was an “alcohol-related violation.” Lohan’s $200,000 bail was posted less than two hours after the hearing.


Mr. Potato Head adding Elvis likeness The Elvis Presley estate has signed a deal for Hasbro Inc. and PPW Toys to release an Elvis version of Mr. Potato Head. Kevin Kern, a spokesman for Presley’s Graceland estate, said the new toy is one of 15,000 Elvis-licensed products and is one the company is excited about. The first of the Elvis potato heads will be released for Elvis Tribute Week in August. The toy will be in a jumpsuit. A second version — with the likeness dressed in black leather — will be on the market for Christmas.

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Host Kid Rock ready to roll with CMT awards NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kid Rock won’t be too far out of his comfort zone as host of the Country Music Television Awards. It will be kind of like throwing a party. “They’re just kind of loose and fun, and they’re geared that way — to have fun,” he said of today’s event, to be aired live on the network from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. “You go to the Grammys, and it’s very serious. You’re just like, ‘Man, everyone lighten up a little bit. It’s fun. It’s music. Let’s celebrate,”’ he said. “And that’s just kind of the atmosphere at the CMT Awards, just really laid back, really fun, got some over-thetop performances, a little riff raff here and there. It just creates for a good atmosphere, good time.” Kid Rock wouldn’t reveal too much of what’s going to happen during the show, but he did offer up a possible scenario. “There will probably be (a moment) where I propose to Kellie Pickler,” he said. “She’ll immediately dump me as I’m flirting with Carrie Underwood. I’ll probably be smacked by Miranda Lambert for the whole fiasco. Then me and Jamey Johnson will go get drunk.” When informed that Lambert is now engaged to fellow country artist Blake Shelton, Kid replied: “I’m not messing with Blake or Miranda. I’m actually more scared of Miranda.” Back in April, he announced on his website that he would be hosting the CMT Awards by writing, “All I can promise is I will be awesome.” Asked how he would live up to that promise, he smirked and said: “This is where the cocky me comes out ... How could I not be awesome?” Even though he is known to

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Kid Rock at Spike TV “Guy’s Choice” awards in Culver City, Calif.

On TV Country Music Television Awards will be at 7 tonight on CMT

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many for his rock music, over the years he has made Nashville a second home through collaborations with artists including the Zac Brown Band, Willie Nelson and Gretchen

Wilson. Unlike many artists from other genres who occasionally try to crossover into country music, fans and artists seem to have embraced Kid Rock. His 2008 song “All Summer Long” was a top 5 hit on the country singles chart, and the video won a CMT Award last year. He also taped an episode of “CMT Crossroads” with Hank Williams Jr. in 2001 and had a country hit in 2002 with the song “Picture,” sung with Sheryl Crow. “I’d like to say it’s because I’m skinny. I’m cute. I’m fun at parties, but I don’t think that’s the real reason,” he said of his appeal to country listeners.

“I think it boils down to the music, maybe the honesty if I had to take a guess.” In addition to his hosting duties, Kid Rock also will be performing on the show. Others in the lineup include Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, the Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Jamey Johnson, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban and John Mayer. Being pals with some of the top names in country, including some of today’s performers, is why Kid Rock won’t consider his hosting duties as a work night. “The country community is kind of small, and I’ve been fortunate to make a lot of great friends in it,” he said. “I’m just looking forward to seeing everybody and definitely looking forward to some sort of after-party. I guess hosting the show is a good excuse to throw a good after-party, right?”

Trip a dream for ‘The Daily Show’ soccer fan NEW YORK (AP) — John Oliver’s job on “The Daily Show” is giving him an English soccer fan’s dream: the chance to attend the World Cup — and perhaps more important — taunt the Americans before they take on his national team. Oliver and producer Tim Greenberg left for South Africa earlier this week to file reports for Jon Stewart’s Comedy Central show. Oliver,

On TV “The Daily Show” airs at 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday on Comedy Central. a soccer fanatic from Birmingham, England, left behind one earlier-filmed report, where he visited the American soccer team before their World Cup opening match with England this weekend. Oliver’s report

will air Thursday. “It was a free exchange of opinions as to how the England game would go,” Oliver said. “You can probably imagine how that degenerated.” The South African visit is the show’s fourth international trip in four summers. This year’s trip was encouraged by Stewart, a former college soccer player. Oliver, 32, has been part of “The Daily Show” for four years.

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Soldier’s imagination gets workout while in gym DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL


sor talk to her or you might get in trouble for harassment. Or better yet — change the time of your workout. Dear Abby: My father died six months ago after many years of declining health. He was 87 and had lived a long and rich life. My oldest brother insists we have an annual celebration on my father’s birthday at Dad’s favorite Chinese restaurant. This isn’t how I want to honor my father. He was a simple man who liked working “behind the scenes.” Everyone in our large family showed up at the restaurant, and my mother and brother loved all the attention. I do not want to memorialize my father this way, but not partici-


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: The main reason you’re likely to achieve whatever it is you go after in the year ahead is because you won’t be looking for easy outs. Expecting to work for what you get keeps you going in a positive direction, regardless of what occurs. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — If there is something you strongly desire, keep telling yourself over and over again that you can make it a reality. Your mind will eventually figure out a way to bring it into being. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — The way you quietly go about handling one responsibility after another will capture the attention of others. Don’t be surprised if your modus operandi is copied by more than a few people. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Without even realizing it, you’re likely to be a strong, independent pillar upon which associates can depend today. When asked to help, you’ll do so without any fanfare or puffery. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Larger-than-life feats that others think of as being nearly impossible to do are what you’ll tend to tackle today. It’ll be your intelligence and determination that will enable you to accomplish such deeds. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — One of the principal reasons your popularity is on the ascent at this time is the wonderful gift you display for making every person you’re with feel truly significant and interesting. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It’ll be no problem for you to solve issues that perplex others because your faculties for doing so are keener then usual. Once you focus on a dilemma, the answer will simply be there. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Arrangements or situations that require a collective effort will be your cup of tea. You’ll not only be a good team player, but will know how to get everyone else focusing on the same goal. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Changing conditions at work could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Remain calm when things are turning about, and let events show you what they have to offer. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — This could be a busier than usual day, but if you schedule your duties for early on, you should have ample time left to comfortably go with the flow of events as they unfold. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — The reason why this day will turn out so well for you is your marvelous faculty for turning negative developments into constructive ones. Each happening will encourage positive thinking. Aries (March 21-April 19) — This is a good day for communicating with those who can do you some good. If there is one individual in particular who has lots of connections, cozy up to that person. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Although it may not be perfect, your material well-being could start to take a big turn for the better. Use whatever you can whenever you can.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Last Sunday, I wore a New York Yankees sweatshirt and a pressed pair of jeans and tennis shoes to church because I was going on a picnic afterward. A friend was picking me up at the church, so I wasn’t going to have a chance to go home and change my clothes. Yesterday, one of the elder church members told my mother that I was improperly dressed for church and it would have been better if I had stayed at home rather than dress the way I did. This embarrassed my mom and she’s really mad at me now. She said I could never attend church dressed that way again. I probably won’t, but I thought going to church was important, not how a person was dressed. Do you agree? — Ken, Elizabeth, N.J. Ken: It’s much more important to attend church than to dress to the nines. As far as I’m concerned, the elder church member who spoke to — and embarrassed your mother — has misplaced priorities. Your looks were less important than your presence at the house of worship. Still, in some churches, dressing in one’s Sunday best is part of the tradition, and anyone who shows up looking like an advertisement for the New York Yankees is going to stand out like a sore thumb. You could have avoided that situation by wearing your Sunday best to church and bringing your jeans and sweatshirt in a gym bag, and then changing before you departed for the picnic. P.S.: Is it possible the church elder might have been a Boston Red Sox fan? Yankee and Red Sox fans, at times, are not compatible. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

pating will create a rift. Should I stay true to myself and honor Dad in my own quiet way, or fake it and go to this annual shindig that is really about my brother? — Manipulated in Massachusetts Dear Manipulated: That’s a decision I can’t make for you. You need to weigh the benefits of honoring your MOTHER’S feelings against the fallout your absence would create. While this celebration may have been your brother’s idea, he really doesn’t figure into the equation. If your father died at 87, your mother may not be around much longer and you’ll have many years to honor your dad in your own quiet way. Dear Abby: After a year together my boyfriend has broken up with me. He’s going through a divorce and says that right now is not a good time for us. I’m confused because he has told me I’m the best thing that ever happened to him.

He wants to keep in touch and says that maybe, down the road when things are different, we can get back together. My friends and family think he’s using me as a standby so he can live the single life but still have someone waiting on the side. I’m left wondering, does he want to get past his issues or is he just playing games?— Not a Game-Player, Pleasanton, Calif. Dear Not a Game-Player: Neither one. You have been dumped. The technique your “boyfriend” used is called the “easy letdown.” Don’t count on getting back together “down the road” or you’ll waste more time on a losing proposition. In the future, hook up with a man who’s available and you may have better luck.

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Water softeners not harmful to health Dear Dr. Gott: I reside in an independent-living complex. When it was built in 2001, they put soft water throughout our water system on both the hot and cold faucets. Could this cause problems such as high blood pressure, neuropathy, dementia and more? Many of the residents have had to take pills for high blood pressure and were never on them before. Some of these people are over 70 years old. Many of our residents are in the early stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s. It is scary knowing that possibly the salt water in our water system could be causing these problems. A faucet in the basement of our building isn’t connected to the system, so residents go there for a supply. The complex owner says he checked with a doctor who says the amount of salt in the water would not be harmful to us. Do we have a chance of having a real problem here? Should the water be changed? Dear Reader: Hard water causes a buildup of chemicals in household pipes, stains sinks, discolors laundry, and dries out skin following bathing. That said, the National Research Council has gone on record stating that drinking hard water does not pose health risks. While I don’t know what the condition of the water is in your area, obviously the owner of your complex determined that installing a water-softener system was the best way to go financially in the long run. The amount of sodium added to any system depends on the hardness of the water, but treated water doesn’t appear to add any significant amount of salt to the diet. Generally speaking, an 8-ounce glass of treated water contains less than 13 milligrams of sodium. The average adult without a history of hypertension requires between 1,500 and 2,400 milligrams of sodium each day. With a history of high blood pressure, the recommended amount holds at 1,500 milligrams. A more likely cause of excessive sodium comes from a person’s diet. One teaspoon of salt contains 230 milligrams of sodium. Adding to that many processed foods, cold cuts, canned goods and soups brings the potential for excessive salt consumption far above the recommended daily allowance. There is an association between Alzheimer’s dementia and aluminum. Perhaps this is what some of your residents refer to. I cannot find any confirming reports of memory loss, Alzheimer’s or neuropathy caused by water-softening systems. A more likely consideration is that the residents of your establishment are aging and are developing diseases and disorders common to an advanced age. That said, it appears that by making a trip to the basement for drinking water, residents who fear potential side effects can bypass the



problem. I would also recommend that residents request a sodium test be added to their next routine lab work when they visit their physicians. Providing they eat a healthful diet and do not cook with or add salt to their meals, this will be one surefire way to resolve one of the issues.

• Write to Dr. Peter Gott in care of United Media, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 440920167.

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Dear Abby: I am a soldier currently deployed in Iraq. My unit’s mission has ended, but we must remain here for the next two months with no real mission to occupy our time. Because of this, I — along with other soldiers — spend free time in the gym. Recently, a female American civilian contractor has started working out at the same time I do. She’s gorgeous and wears skimpy, provocative clothing while working out. Because I have not seen a female in civilian clothes for many months, I find it hard not to stare. Is it wrong for me to stare? Should I confront her and tell her that her clothing distracts me from my workout and makes me feel uncomfortable? — Cruel and Unusual Punishment in Iraq Dear Cruel and Unusual: You know darn well that it’s wrong to stare. Didn’t your mother tell you that staring is rude? Do not “confront” the woman. Have a gym supervi-

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

(Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: TWICE EXCEL DISARM CONVEX Answer: When the health club raised its rates, the members were — “EXERCISED”

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

01. Legals Abandoned Vehicles for Sale To be sold for towing, repair and storage charges if not claimed by legal owner prior to June 30, 2010. Sale Date is June 30, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. At the address shown below. 1) 1983 Chevrolet 1500 VIN: 1GCCC14DODF369452 2) 1996 Chevrolet 3500 VIN: 1GDHG31K4TF501972 3) 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass VIN: 1G3GM47A0GP377194 4) 2006 Chevrolet Impala VIN: 2G1WT58K56377810 5) 2002 Dodge Durango VIN: 1B4HR48N52F139974 River City Body Shop and Wrecker Service 2005 Highway 61 South Vicksburg, MS 39180 6/9, 6/16, 6/23(3t) The following vehicles are considered abandoned and will be sold for towing, labor and storage fees incurred. 1994 Ford Crown Victoria, blue, 4 door, VIN: 2FALP74W6RX100205 1987 Chevrolet, red, 2 door, VIN: 1GCBS14E3H8113064 1997 Plymouth Breeze, red, 4 door. VIN: 1P3EJ46C5VN644227 2002 Ford Mustang, brown, 2 door, VIN: 1FAFP40442F127226 1996 Mercury Tracer, green, 4 door, VIN: 3MESM10J9TR602233 Date of Sale: Friday, June 25, 2010 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Jackson Auto and Towing 97 Sammy Young Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 Publish: 6/9, 6/16, 6/23(3t) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the terms and provisions of that certain deed of trust executed by Henry A. Harris to G. K. Mihalyka, Trustee, for the benefit of the beneficiary named therein to secure the payment of the indebtedness therein described, said deed of trust being dated May 1, 2006, and being duly recorded in Book 1589 at Page 684 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, pursuant to the power and authority vested in me as Trustee, default having been made in the payments provided for in said deed of trust, and by reason of said default the whole of the indebtedness secured by said deed of trust, with interest thereon, was declared and became due and payable, the same remaining unpaid, I, the undersigned, G. K. Mihalyka, as Trustee, at the request of the beneficiary of said deed of trust, will, between the legal hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the 10th day of June, 2010, before the main entrance of the Warren County Courthouse in the City of Vicksburg, County of Warren, State of Mississippi, expose for sale and sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the property conveyed by said deed of trust being in the County of Warren and State of Mississippi and described as follows, to-wit: All of Lot One Hundred Forty-Three (143) of Warrenton Heights Subdivision, Part "A" of Part Two, as recorded in Plat Book 2 at page 39 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Records. The sale of this property will be made subject to any and all prior liens against said property and I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this the 18th day of May, 2010. ______________ G. K. MIHALYKA Trustee G. K. Mihalyka Attorney at Law 919 Belmont Street P. O. Box 1446 Vicksburg, MS 39181 601-638-4151 FAX: 601-638-9181 MSB #03016 Publish: 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9 (4t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: ESTATE OF ERNEST K. MacDOWELL, DECEASED PETITIONER: RORY MacDOWELL, EXECUTOR NO. 2010-054PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF ERNEST K. MacDOWELL Letters Testamentary in the Estate of Ernest K. MacDowell having been granted to the undersigned on the 6th day of May, 2010, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the said Estate to have the same probated, registered, and allowed by the Clerk of said Court, within ninety (90) days of this date, or they will be forever barred. This the 2nd day of June, 2010. /s/ Rory MacDowell RORY MACDOWELL Executor Publish: 6/2, 6/9, 6/16(3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY STATE OF MISSISSIPPI AMY REDDITT MCALLISTER PLAINTIFF VS. ALL KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEIRS OF ELBERT SPENCER REDITT, JR., DECEASED DEFENDANTS NO. 2010-023GN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: HEIRS AT LAW OF ELBERT SPENCER REDDITT, JR., DECEASED: You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Amy Redditt McAllister, Plaintiff, seeking a determination of heirs at law of Elbert Spencer Redditt, Jr., deceased. The defendants other than you in this action are Robert Victor Cain and Mark Spencer Redditt. You are summoned to appear and defend against the complaint or petition filed against you in this action at 10:30 a.m. on the 14th day of July, 2010, in the courtroom of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and in case of your failure to appear and

01. Legals defend a judgment will be entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the complaint or petition. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this 21st day of May, 2010. /s/ Mary Flaggs Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi Publish: 5/26, 6/2, 6/9(3t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on February 20, 2008, CHLOE LOYACONO THAMES, executed a certain deed of trust to VARNER, PARKER & SESSUMS as Trustee for MERS, INC., as nominee for TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP., which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of WARREN County, State of Mississippi in Book 1695 at Page 464; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was transferred and assigned to OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC and recorded November 25, 2009 in Deed Book 1502, Page 687,and WHEREAS, OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC has heretofore substituted Kent D. McPhail as Trustee by instrument dated March 22, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1508 at Page 279; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kent D. McPhail, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on June 14, 2010 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the Front door of the County Courthouse of WARREN County, located at Vicksburg, MS, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in WARREN County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Twenty-Four (24) as shown by Plat of Resubdivision of Lots Eighteen (18) to Twenty-Four (24) "Glenwood Place" and Lots One (1) to Six (6 of Square Four (4) of "Pecan Grove Subdivision," a plat of which is duly recorded in Deed Book 240 at page 243 of the Records in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. Kent D. McPhail SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Dumas & McPhail 126 Government Street Mobile, AL 36602 (251) 438-2333 Publish: 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9 (4t)

01. Legals y y Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1488 at Page 14 Instrument # 263173; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 16th day of June, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Nine (9) in that certain survey in said City of Vicksburg known as King and Dyer's No. 2 Addition to Lane's Survey as shown by Plat Duly recorded in Book 116 at Page 66 of the land records in the office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this day May 18, 2010 Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 ccn/F08-3402 Publish: 5/26, 6/2, 6/9(3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ELISHA TOLLIVER, JR., DECEASED CAUSE NO.: 2010-013PR DESINA CRUTHIRDS, ROBERT SHELTON, MAJOR JAHAN TOLLIVER AND STAFF SERGEANT ADRIAN TOLLIVER, PETITIONERS NOTICE OF CREDITORS Letters of Administration have been granted on the 10th day of February, 2010 by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi to the undersigned Administratrix of the Estate of Elisha Tolliver, Jr., Deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the Estate to present the same to the Clerk of this Court for probate and registration according to law, within ninety (90) days from the first publication of this notice, or they will be forever barred. Witnessed my signature this the 4th day of June, 2010. /s/ DESINA CRUTHIRDS, ADMINISTRATRIX OF COUNSEL: PAMELA S. RATLIFF ROBINSON, BIGGS, INGRAM, SOLOP & FARRIS, PLLC P.O. Box 14028 Jackson, Mississippi 39201 Tel: 601-713-1192 Fax: 601-713-2049 Publish: 6/9, 6/16, 6/23(3t)

Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 13th day of March, 2007 and acknowledged on the 13th day of March, 2007, Willie C. Thomas, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto William H. Glover, Jr., Trustee for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1645 at Page 567 Instrument # 243939; and WHEREAS, on the 19th day of November, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as

Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 29th day of July, 2005 and acknowledged on the 29th day of July, 2005, Elisha Tolliver, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Attorney William L. Shappley, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1545 at Page 256 # 224466; and WHEREAS, on the 3rd day of May, 2010, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc, assigned said Deed of Trust unto Wells Fargo Bank, NA, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1508 at Page 514 # 277276; and WHEREAS, on the 4th day of May, 2010, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as

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Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1508 at Page 573 # 277357; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 30th day of June, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Commencing at a point thirty-one (31) feet South of the Northwest corner of Lot forty-two (42) of that certain survey in said City known as "Union Bank Survey" as shown by plat of record in Deed Book 69 at Pages 2 and 3 of the Records of Deeds of said County, and running thence South along the West line of said lot, forty (40) feet; thence East, 200 feet; thence North forty (40) feet; and thence West 200 feet to the point of beginning, and being the same lot which was conveyed to Lillie Jones by deed dated October 9, 1922 and recorded in Book 152 at Page 469 of the Records of Deeds of said Warren County, Mississippi. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this day May 12, 2010 Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 sw/F10-1265 Publish: 6/9, 6/16, 6/23(3t)

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FREE GUINEA PIGS to a good home. 2 males, travel case, large display case, bedding, food, accessories. 225-287-8519, 225-2780264.

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.)

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PET SITTING/ DOG walking. Vacations, business trips, etcetera? Call Stacey, 601-618-0101. SPRING CUT RYE/ Bermuda Hay, $2.50 per square bale. Call 601-6362194

15. Auction ANTIQUE AUCTION Sun. June 13th 1:00PM 1108 Washington St. Vicksburg, MS (Across from Coca-Cola Museum)

14. Pets & Livestock AKC SHIBA INU puppies. Excellent temperament. $350 and $600. 318-466-5262. AKC/ CKC REGISTERED YORKIES, Poodles and Schnauzers $200 to $700! 601-218-5533,


Large selection of nice French antiques including armoires, hunt boards, large oak bookcase, beds, tables and chairs, secretaries, large selection of glassware and collectibles. From 3 local estates. Good Quality, Great Bargains. Concession Stand Available. Sale conducted by: Top Drawer Auctions, MS 1273F Aaron Jarabica, Auctioneer MS 1272 In association with Antiques, Etc. Auctions 601-638-4758 #1146

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07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted


Apply in person @ Sheffield Rentals 1255 Hwy. 61 S. Vicksburg, MS

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

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We are seeking high energy personalties to join our sales staff. $35,000-$45,000 is a realistic first year income range. If you are career minded, our exceptional compensation plan includes: • Highest Commission in the Area • Generous Bonuses (Both from Dealership & Factory) • 5 Day Work Week • Medical/ Dental Plan Offered • Extensive Training • Excellent Work Environment. Apply in person to: Craig Schwinn 2339 N. Frontage Road, Vicksburg

Start your summer off right with a job at

How to enter the NIE Pet Contest:

Complete an entry form in The Vicksburg Post or pick up a form from the following businesses:

Animal Hospital 1207 Washington St.Vicksburg • 601-636-6413

Animal Medical Clinic 100 Thalweg Dr.

1918 Balwin Ferry Rd.

Vicksburg Farm Supply Inc

Bovina Feed and Seed 189 Tiffentown Rd.


Farm musician. and Garden Immediate opening for aWarrenton church 5320 Highway 61S Must be available every Sunday for morning Wags Fancy Furs 1825 N Frontage Rd 3318 worship Washington St.service. We are seeking a well Woodland Animal Clinic choral trained musician with excellent Faulk’s Gardenchurch Shop and Landscape 4327 Rifle Range Rd. 1118 Clay St. directing and organ/piano skills. Candidate Fur Kidz Dog Grooming must be aRoadperson of prayer1and 2449 N. Frontage Suite C st placdevotion to e$ 2 nd plac 250of the the mission of God in the community Southern Paws e $100 1200 Openwood St. 3rd pla ce $50 for Church. Candidate is responsible And P r iz e continuing a long tradition of music s! Submit a photo of your pet, along by overseeing the music ministry excellence with the completed entry form. Include Resumes will be accepted until of the church. your pet’s name along with your position is filled. Interested persons should name, address, phonesubmit number and a letter of interest and resume $10 donation to theincluding Newspaper inthree professional references to: Education program. Make check Christian Chapel (Disciples of Christ) Church payable to The Vicksburg PostMusician NIE Search Committee #415. Photos should be at least Post Office Box 908 a 3� x 4�, clear, with a light back-Port Gibson, MS 39150 ground. No instant Carla’s Professional Dog Grooming 111 Choctaw Circle

camera photos.

ATTENTION... Businesses, organizations or individuals who donate $200.00 or more to the NIE program will secure a spot on the sponsor page of each round of the Pet Idol contest.

Looking for a promising future in healthcare? Picture Yourself At For questions call Becky Chandler at 601-636-4545


••Pharmacist Medical Records Manager/Coder • Full-time PT, PTA, (BSNNurse Required) •Officer Registered • Clinical Liaison - RN OT, COTA • RN ICU experience • RN - Full Time • RN Nurse Manager • PRN, RNs, LPNs, (May qualify for $5000 Sign OnSign-on Bonus Bonus) For ClinicalCNAs Full Time Positions! Positions: • Full-Time Chief Clinical

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As a leader in the Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) industry, Promise Healthcare provides rewarding career opportunities, excellent benefits and a chance to have a key role as a vital part of a growing team.

1111 North Frontage Rd., 2nd Floor, Vicksburg, MS 39180 Equal Opportunity Employer

• Guest Services Supervisor • Security Officer • Experienced Dealer • Food & Beverage Supervisor • Buffet Food Server • Beverage Server • Steward • Housekeeping Attendant • Valet Attendant

• Internal Auditor • Surveillance Observer • Table Games Supervisor • Hostess/Cashier • Rocky’s Food Server • Busser • Cook (PT) • EVS Attendant

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

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 want to work close to home we have the job for you! Flexible Hours Benefits available 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

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

17. Wanted To Buy


WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. 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 21.4 UPRIGHT FREEZER. 3 years old. $300. Call 601-661-6136. ARENDER FARM'S FRESH tomatoes $1 per pound. 935 Tucker Road. 601-636-3941. CAPTAIN JACK'S SHRIMP Special! Frozen, headless, 5 pounds$24.99. Also Froglegs, Alligator, Crawfish Tails. Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 601-638-7001. DELICIOUS FRESH VEGETABLES. Cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, cabbage. 601-634-8747. 601-529-3678. 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. FORMAL DINING ROOM suite, 6-piece living room suite, breakfast table with 4 chairs, oversize leather chair with ottoman, computer desk. Call 601-529-8733.

24. Business Services

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

GOT ROACHES? Use Harris one year home pest control. Mississippi Hardware 601-636-1066, Haden Hardware 601-636-1161.

K n K Farms Warren Co Fresh Produce •Tomatoes•Squash •Zucchini•Cucumbers •Egg Plant•Peppers•Okra• Sweet Corn•Peas•Beans •Watermelon•Cantaloupe THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique” 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!

Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters,

Live Crawfish $1.50/ lb C heapest Prices in Town

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

19. Garage & Yard Sales

VESSELL'S ORGANIC BLUEBERRIES. You pick. $9 Per gallon. Call 601-636-0552.

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

318-207-6221 318-574-4572

24. Business Services

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

20. Hunting 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.

24. Business Services

Barnes Glass


HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES available. Call Stacey for more information at 601-618-0101.

BOARDING HOUSE. $100 weekly, includes cable and utilities. $150 Deposit. References required. 601-218-4543.

SUMMER SPECIAL AT Styles-N-Motion. Ask for Val, 601-415-3800, 601638-1117. 2507 Halls Ferry Road.

CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747.

24. Business Services LARRY’S SERVICE & HANDYMAN •Pressure washing for houses & driveways •Painting •Gutter Cleaning 601-638-3788 601-415-5715 AFFORDABLE PAINTING. Quality work, interior/ exterior, pressure washing. References. 601-218-0263.

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

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

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

Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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

New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 ROY’S CONSTRUCTION

• Bulldozer & Construction

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL New Construction & Remodeling

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

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


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


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




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WILKERSON APPLIANCE REPAIR SHOP. We fix refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners, washer and dryers. 601-618-9606 or 601-831-5605.

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

26. For Rent Or Lease DUPLEX-2 UNITS. Central air/ heat, tile flooring, 1 bath, 3 bedrooms, fenced backyard. $650. 601-218-4543. OFFICE WITH RECEPTION AREA for rent. Desk filing room. 800 square feet. 114 Monument Place. $700 monthly plus electricity. Gas and water paid. Not zoned for retail. Call Joey at 601529-6312.

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.

1 BEDROOM $400. 2 bedrooms $425. Both all electric with refrigerator and stove. Both have $200 deposit. Water and garbage pick-up furnished. 601-634-8290. 1 BEDROOM, CAPTAIN Kain House. 2530 Oak Street. All electric, water and cable furnished, off-street parking, alarm. $550 monthly, deposit required. Section 8 ok. 601638-1967 or 504-400-6758. 1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-1746.

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

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


Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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

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501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

Spring Move-In Special • 1 & 2 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies • Utilities Paid

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

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

Joe Rangel - Owner

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

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

1 BEDROOM, large kitchen, refrigerator, gas range. Riley Road. $400 monthly, $350 deposit. 601638-2688. 2517 OAK STREET. 2 bedrooms, all appliances, off street parking, storage building. $550 monthly, deposit required. 504-400-6758. 2830 Drummond 4 bedroom 2 bath central air, 2000 square feet. Fenced back. Small garage. $840 monthly. 601-638-3974, 601-529-9800 3 BEDROOM 1 BATH. Large yard. Close to Harbor. $600 monthly plus $600 deposit. 601-831-0806 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 2 car garage, patio, fenced back yard. All appliances. Lease to own option. Trace Subdivision/ Fisher Ferry Road. 601-218-7079. 5606 FISHER FERRY Road. 3 bedroom 1 ½ bath, $675 month, deposit, 601636-7757. 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. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

Commodore Apartments

Vicksburg’s Most Convenient Luxury Apartments!

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

• Cable Furnished! • High Speed Internet Access Available! 601-636-0503 2160 S. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180


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

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.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 1999 RIVER BIRCH 16x80. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $12,500. Must be moved. 601-437-4521. 2007 16x80, one owner, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Walk in laundry,shingle roof, siding. Call 601-529-0381.



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

(601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Rd Vicksburg, MS 39180


RIVER CITY HANDYMAN BUSINESS 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400

30. Houses For Rent


801 Clay Street • Vicksburg


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

NICE APARTMENT. Good view of river. $330 monthly. Call 601-638-5832. 601-831-0975.


to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments


No Utility Deposit Required

28. Furnished Apartments

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

• Downtown Convenience

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


29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

27. Rooms For Rent

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). 601-6618412 or 601-624-3689.

103 Pear Orchard Drive 601-529-5703

• Printing

• Signs


ServiceMaster by Mutter 601-636-5630

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

Score A Bullseye With One Of These Businesses! • Construction

• Ceramic Tile & Grout Cleaning • House Cleaning • Clean & Wax Wood & Vinyl Floors

28. Furnished Apartments


• Carpet/Oriental/ Area Rug Cleaning • Furniture/Drapery • Carpet & Fabric Protection

PERFECT FOR FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS. Great family home! This 3 bedroom 2 bath brick home is ripe for the picking. At only $79,900,

24. Business Services

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

4300 SOUTH GLEN, off Fisher Ferry, Friday 12 noon-6pm, Saturday, 7am- until, new baby and children's clothes, lady's name brand clothes and shoes, white nursing uniforms, furniture, school uniforms, lots of everything!


ready for the heat?

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies


THOMASVILLE PLANTATION Rice bed, king size, $400. Thomasville entertainment center, $400. Mahogony wood, great condition. 601-638-1579. 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.


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


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

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 $



33. Commercial Property ✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

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


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 !


Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent





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

34. Houses For Sale


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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

34. Houses For Sale Call Jennifer Gilliland McMillin Real Estate 601-218-4538 •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.

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale Big River Realty

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

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

Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

40. Cars & Trucks

Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

4022 HIGHWAY 27Owner financing, with 10 percent down. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Ward Real Estate, 601-634-6898.

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

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

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193

Rick McAllister..601-218-1150 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211



Licensed in MS and LA


Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency


Broker, GRI

40. Cars & Trucks

1991 Chevrolet Extended cab 1500 truck. 6 cylinder, cold air. 145,000 miles. Needs paint. $2,000. 601218-1448.

1995 FORD PICK UP. 4X4. Excellent condition. Well maintained. High Mileage. $3400. Call 601279-6210 or 601-540-1827

1992 BUICK REGAL. Good condition. $750, price negotiable. 601-618-5107, anytime.

2008 RED MAZDA C3. Hatchback touring package. Low mileage. Excellent condition. 601-661-0980.


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

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



1803 Clay Street 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 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

36. Farms & Acreage

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549 Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790

40. Cars & Trucks

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

Eagle Lake Shore Road 2 parcels, waterfront property, 150’ x 250’ +/-. $68,400. 360’ +/- Waterfront (can be divided). $450/ foot. No trailers. Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800

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


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40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

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

GOOD SOLID WORK Truck. 2000 Dodge Ram. Asking $2000. 601-6363440 or 601-529-5048.

For pre-approval*

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

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale YOU ASKED FOR IT, WE GOT IT!

An affordable house on 2.4 acres in county! 3 BR, 1.5 BA, cook's kitchen for Mom, 2 wrkshp/ storage bldgs for Dad, & lots of room for the kids to play. Fireplace in LR has gas logs. Double garage has 2 automatic doors, 2 storage rooms & a half bath, too! $149,900. Call Donna at 601-415-7273

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.

Rental including Corporate Apartments Available


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29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments


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