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DEATHS • Georgia M. Beamon • George Walter Catledge • Larry Don Johnson • Robert L. McDaniel Jr. • Sgt. Steven Martin Theobald


TODAY IN HISTORY 1770: James Cook, commander of the British ship Endeavour, discovers the Great Barrier Reef off Australia by running onto it. 1776: The Continental Congress forms a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence calling for freedom from Britain. 1910: Voters in Oklahoma choose Oklahoma City to be the state’s capital over Guthrie (which had been the territorial capital) and Shawnee. 1947: The government announces the end of household and institutional sugar rationing, to take effect the next day. 1963: A Buddhist monk (Thich Quang Duc) sets himself afire on a Saigon street to protest the government of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem. 1985: Karen Ann Quinlan, the comatose patient whose case prompted a historic right-to-die court decision, dies in Morris Plains, N.J., at age 31.

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KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

One lane of traffic is stopped while Vicksburg Street Department employees work on smoothing out bumps and filling potholes on Halls Ferry Road near Confederate Avenue Thursday. “I think right now

we are on schedule to complete it by (Friday),” said Public Works Director Bubba Rainer. The crews are working from Confederate Avenue to Monument Place today.

Though officials now believe the actual work won’t begin until after June 23, a notice to proceed with construction of the road-topped railway tunnel at Washington and Clark streets was granted Thursday to Kanzaa Construction by the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen. A June 15 groundbreaking date had been announced by officials after they inked the long-awaited contract with Kanzaa at a special called meeting a week ago. But on Thursday, City Attorney Lee Davis Thames said he and Mayor Paul others were informed Winfield by Kanzaa on Wednesday about the company’s plans to hold a pre-construction meeting on June 23. “That doesn’t mean they’re not going to come down here before that and take a look at some things, but I doubt any construction will start until after the pre-construction meeting,” Thames said. The important thing, Thames said, is the clock started ticking Thursday on the 12-month deadline Kanzaa has to complete the tunnel. “Next year by this time it will be complete, that’s the bottom line,” he said. Mayor Paul Winfield echoed the attorney. “I’d rather wait until the 23rd and get it right than hastily jump into it unprepared,” he said. “The contract calls for a 12 month timeline, but the engineer has estimated they can get it done in 10 months, so I’m not really concerned about this.” A 200-foot, 80-year-old bridge at the site has been closed to all traffic since January a year ago, but it’s problems date back further. Continual erosion of the soil beneath the bridge — which is located about a half-mile from the See Bridge, Page A9.

Outlook better, but purse still light, Reeves says By Pamela Hitchins Mississippi’s economy is improving, but it will take a couple of years for tax revenue to return to levels of earlier state spending, state Treasurer Tate Reeves told a Vicksburg civic club Thursday. “I think it’s going to take a while, but I’m very optimistic we will see an economic recovery,” Reeves told the Rotary group. “I think we will start seeing an uptick in revenues, but the budget will probably not

improve until 2013 or ’14.” State projects Before up, jobs, investthat hapment down pens, the state will have to wean itself off millions in federal funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, funds scheduled to stop flowing into the state in 2012. The current budget is “propped up” by $452 million in federal stimulus funds, Reeves said. The total represents about

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10 percent of the general fund budget. “The bad news is next year’s budget is also propped up by federal dollars. In fiscal 2012, the federal money goes to zero.” Asked about the revenue impact of the Gulf oil spill, Reeves said, “We have seen a reduction in tourism on the Gulf Coast that is not justified in terms of the actual presence of oil.” In the short-term, there will be decreased tax revenues from lower hotel, restaurant and See Reeves, Page A2.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Mississippi Treasurer Tate Reeves addresses the Vicksburg Rotary Club Thursday.

Candidate Marcy says he’ll move to Warren

Crude souvenirs peddled in $1,000 gooey bottles

By Danny Barrett Jr.

By The Associated Press

Win or lose, 2nd Congressional District candidate Bill Marcy wants to make Vicksburg and Warren County his new home. The 62-year-old Meridian resident said there’s a “95 percent chance” he’ll buy property somewhere near the River City, though not necessarily near the city’s older neighborhoods. “It’s outside the city,” Marcy said by phone Thursday as he prepared to file a campaign finance report

ahead of a finance deadline before the June 22 Republican primary runoff. Marcy is a former Chicago cop and security businessman who moved back to his family’s east Mississippi hometown about a dozen years ago. Either Marcy or Richard Cook, a middle school teacher in Byram, will face U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., in the Nov. 2 general election. Cook finished ahead of Marcy by one vote in the June 2 primary — 2,232 votes to 2,231, according to results certified by the Mississippi Republican Party and

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released Thursday by the Secretary of State’s Office. George Bailey of Clinton finished third, with 1,957 votes. Marcy and Cook won nine counties each, with Marcy’s 66 percent in Warren being his largest margin. The district hugs the Mississippi River from Tunica to Jefferson counties and includes most of Jackson on See Marcy, Page A9.

NEW ORLEANS — It was a joke, at first, says Kevin Voisin. At the southeastern Louisiana oyster company his family owns in Houma, workers were having what he calls an intergenerational brainstorming session, trying to figure out how to help the fishermen and deck hands whose livelihoods were being smothered by the BP oil spill. But with their boats docked and their oyster leases pretty much useless, what did

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Redwood man injured in escape from fire A Redwood man was taken to the hospital Thursday after he escaped a house fire that he is believed to have started, officials said. David Melton, 53, 100 Thornberry Hollow Drive, was in fair condition this morning at River Region Medical Center, hospital spokesman Allen Karel said. Warren County Deputy Billy Heggins said Melton’s sister, also his neighbor, called 911 at 3:07 p.m. when she noticed “unusual behavior” at her brother’s home. “When my guys approached the door, (Melton) sprayed something that caused a flame,” Heggins said. The deputy said Melton then jumped out the window of his mobile home, two miles east of U.S. 61 North. Firefighters from Culkin and Northeast volunteer fire departments contained the fire in 15 minutes, Warren County Volunteer Fire Coordinator Kelly Worthy said.

Whiskey taken in city, beer in county Beer and whiskey proved exceptionally attractive to burglars in the city and county Thursday. In Vicksburg at 7:35 a.m., 61 bottles of liquor valued at about $25 each were reported stolen from Topsie’s Liquor Store, 3512 N. Washington St., police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. It was the second burglary at the business this week. About $200 was reported

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Culkin firefighters Amanda Boland, from right, Joshua Davies and Chief Jerry Briggs fight the fire at 100 Thornberry Hollow Drive Thursday.

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Weekend events Today • Vicksburg National Military Park — Living History Program: through 4 p.m.; cannon firings, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. ; Living History Encampment: through 4 p.m.; Fort Garrott on the South Loop; $8 per vehicle. Saturday • Knitting 101 — 9 a.m.noon; Leslie Tedder, instructor; Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $35 for SCHF members, $40 for nonmembers; bring size 11 knitting needles, Redheart acrylic yarn and row counter; space is limited. • Gwendolyn Yates booksigning — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; “Hometown Matter of the Heart”; Tallulah Public Library, 403 N. Mulberry St. • Vicksburg Farmers’ Market — 8-11 a.m.; Catfish Row Art Park, Levee and Grove streets. • Art and Soul beading class — 10 a.m.; Art and Soul of the South, 1312 Washington St.; $15 per person. • Golf for Life — 1 p.m.; four-man scramble; Clear Creek, Bovina; $70 per person or $280 per team; benefits Center for Pregnancy Choices. • Vicksburg National Military Park — Living History Program: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., cannon firings, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. ; artillery demonstrations: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fort Garrott on the South Loop; Edwin C. Bearss and J. Parker Hills book-signing: 4:30-6 p.m.; “Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg, the Campaigns That Changed the Civil War; USS Cairo; $8 per vehicle.

stolen Monday morning. A pair of Timberland shoes valued at $125 and three Polo shirts valued at $40 each were reported stolen from a home in the 800 block of West Pine

Street at 12:22 Thursday afternoon. About an hour later, a Pioneer CD/DVD player valued at $400 was reported stolen from a 1990 Ford Mustang in the 1000 block of Bagot Street. About $1,000, a Fossil watch valued at $125 and a gold

class ring valued at $500 were reported stolen from a home in the 700 block of Cain Ridge Road at 5:04 p.m. In Warren County, four cases of beer and two cases of sodas were reported stolen from the Knights of Columbus, 310 Fisher Ferry Road, at 7:14 a.m., records showed.

casino spending by tourists. “The long-term impact is more difficult to assess,” he said. “BP has smart people working on (the spill), but the reality is they haven’t got it stopped — and our people deserve better than that.” Reeves said too much attention has been paid to Gov. Haley Barbour’s spending cuts and not enough on how far revenues have fallen in the last two years — especially in view of the fact that the sudden drop followed three years of double-digit revenue gains, on average. “We saw tremendous revenue growth in 2006, 2007 and 2008,” Reeves said. Over the three years, an increase of about 30 percent — between

$1.1 and $1.2 billion more revenues, primarily individual and corporate income taxes and sales taxes — was recorded from fiscal 2005 to 2008. That began to reverse in the summer of 2008, when gas prices hit $4 per gallon, businesses began cutting jobs and production, and unemployment and underemployment — and lower tax revenues — resulted. Until 2008, only once in 30 years did Mississippi revenues decline from one year to the next — even during the recessions of the late 1970s, early 1990s and early 2000s, Reeves said. Yet in fiscal 2009, revenues declined 4 percent from 2008

levels, and projected declines for the fiscal year ending June 30 are at about 6 percent, he said. Barbour has cut spending five times during this fiscal year, with the aggregate cuts totaling about $499 million out of the original $6.01 billion passed by the Legislature a year ago. Barbour said in May that revenues were down for the 20th out of the last 21 months, but he did not anticipate having to make further cuts before June 30. Reeves, 35, a native of Rankin County and honors graduate of Millsaps College, was the first Republican to be elected treasurer in the state’s history.

He made a mark early in his first term when he stood against allowing a $20 million tobacco settlement to be spent by a private entity. He was warned his stance could jeopardize his political career, he told Rotary members, but decided he had run “to be a watchdog for the taxpayers and that had been accomplished.” Reeves was re-elected in 2007 with 61 percent of the vote, and has been mentioned as a possible candidate for lieutenant governor in 2011. He and his wife, Elee Williams Reeves, a Tylertown native, have two daughters and attend Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church.

Sunday • Ballroom dance lessons — 5-7 p.m.; James Frechette, instructor; Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation; $20 per person. • Summer Fest — 3-7 p.m.; children’s activities and live entertainment; Sherman Avenue Ballpark, 90 Union Ave.; $5 in advance, call 601-831-1548 or 601-6180342, and $8 at the gate. • Vicksburg National Military Park — Living History Program: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., cannon firings, 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. ; artillery demonstrations: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fort Garrott on the South Loop; $8 per vehicle.


2895, 601-634-8150 or 601638-5440; Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 817 Bowman. VFW 2572 — 6-6:30 p.m. Monday; monthly meeting; 1918 Washington St. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1971 — 7 p.m. Monday; reunion meeting; Ella Huey, 601415-1377; Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah Ave. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Bill Frederick, Corps of Engineers hurricane forecaster, speaker. Vicksburg-Warren ASU Alumni Chapter Meeting — 7 p.m. June 18; Walter Sheriff, president; potluck dish; Jackson Street Community Center.

ers and choirs; Beverly Brooks, 601-738-0060, or Eugenia Murphy, 601-618-1576.

ter Gertrude Young, 601-6341418; 2729 Alma St. Mount Givens — Choir musical, 6 p.m. Saturday; Pleasant Valley M.B. Church Choir; 210 Kirkland Road. Mount Heroden M.B. — Vacation Bible school and prayer, 5 p.m. Monday-June 18; 111719 Clay St. Morning Star Seventh-day Adventist — Vacation Bible school, 6-8 p.m. MondayJune18; grades K-sixth; 1954 Sky Farm Ave. First Baptist — Revival, 7 p.m. Monday-June 18; the Rev. Walter Edley, pastor; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1l2 Lane St.

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WCHS Class of 1980 — Reunion registration and social, 7 tonight; the Biscuit Company. American Legion Tyner Ford 213 Dance — 9 tonight-Saturday and 8-12 p.m. Sunday; DJ Reo; the Hut, 1618 Main St. VHS Class of 1975 — 9:30 a.m. Saturday; committees to bring final budget items; LD’s Restaurant, Halls Ferry. Vicksburg Packers Picnic — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; registration deadline June 12; Tasha Jones, 601-291-1370; Sherman Avenue Pavilion. VHS Class of 1976 — 2 p.m. Saturday; reunion planning; Jackson Street Community Center, 923 Walnut St. Rosa A. Temple, All Students of 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. Rose of Sharon No. 24 — 4 p.m. Saturday, Masonic Hall; members asked to be present. WCHS/VHS classes 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; 601-636-

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PUBLIC PROGRams Caring Volunteers Needed — To support terminally ill, families; Camellia Hospice, 601-631-8041. 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. Thursday, Yazoo City Housing Authority, 121 Lindsey Lawn Drive in Yazoo City; 800-351-1195 to register in advance. Girls Basketball Camp — 9 a.m.-noon Monday-June 18; $50 per camper, register 8-9 a.m. Monday; Jackie Glass, 601-642-7428; Warren Central High School, 1000 Mississippi 27.

BENEFITS Taking It Back Outreach Ministry — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; newborn and toddler clothes; buy two get one free on purses; any size pants 2 for $1; 1314 Fillmore St.; 601-6380794 or 601-831-2056. Golf for Life — 1 p.m. Saturday, tee time, shotgun start; four-man scramble, $70 per player or $280 per team; benefits Center for Pregnancy Choices; Clear Creek. Ebenezer Baptist — Dorothy Valentine benefit, 4 p.m. Sunday; soloist, praise danc-

CHURCHES Triumph Ministries — Volunteers needed; teachers, teacher aides and cafeteria worker; the Rev. Warren Jones, 601634-4788 or 601-218-1324. St. Paul Bovina — Revival, 7 tonight; the Revs. Wayne Lewis and Michael Fields; Tyrone Dixon, pastor; 437 Tiffintown Road. Mount Ararat — Revival, 7 tonight; the Rev. Alonzo Jones, evangelist; the Rev. L.A. Hall, pastor; Eagle Lake. Mount Pisgah — Revival, 7 tonight; the Rev. Dennis J. Redden, evangelist; 1519 Lummie St. Travelers Rest Baptist — Revival, 7:15 tonight; 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. Temple of Christ — Bread of Life Revival, 6:30 tonight-Tuesday; Mamie Funches, 601-6616342; 1922 Pearl St. 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 Minis-

boil water Yokena-Jeff Davis Customers of Yokena-Jeff Davis Water District who live on LeTourneau Road, from the intersection of Glass Road and LeTourneau Road going south on Glass Road, the bottom portion of Kirkland Hill to Cottonwood Drive and all of Bodies Drive are being asked to boil drinking and cooking water vigorously for two minutes until further notice.

Hilldale A boil-water notice issued by Hilldale Water District for customers from the intersection of Stenson Road and Old Highway 27 to Memory Lane has been lifted.

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With each look at oil flow, the numbers get worse

the spill. And on its website,, is the result of the inspiration: thick blobs of oil from the Deepwater Horizon rig leak, scooped and poured into a glass bottle, sealed with a cork and wax. The price: $1,000. One thousand of them are being offered as a limited edition souvenir of the nation’s worst environmental disaster, unleashed after the rig exploded and sank in April. Money raised will go to oyster shuckers, fishing boat deck hands, day laborers and others who might not have the time or necessary proof of previous income to apply for help through the BP claims process or government-aid programs. Owners and managers of seafood companies know who the people are will give the money without waitin for applications or documentation, he said. “We don’t need W2s. We don’t need 1040s. We know the places that are shutting down. We know the community,” Voisin said. “The obvious criticism is: What if you help someone who doesn’t need it? If it helps one person who doesn’t need it and it helps nine people who need it, that’s a good trade. It’s a trade the government can’t make, I understand that. It’s a trade that BP doesn’t want to make from a cost perspective.” Voisin helps fill the bottles in a company warehouse. “It’s a very labor-intensive process,” he says. “The stuff sticks to everything.”

HOUSTON (AP) — With each new look by scientists, the oil spill just keeps looking worse. New figures for the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico show the amount of oil spewing may have been up to twice as much as previously thought, according to scientists consulting with the federal government. That could mean 42 million gallons to more than 100 million gallons of oil have already fouled the Gulf ’s fragile waters, affecting people who live, work and play along the coast from Louisiana to Florida — and perhaps beyond. It is the third — and perhaps not the last — time the U.S. government has had to increase its estimate of how much oil is gushing. Trying to clarify what has been a contentious and confusing issue, officials on Thursday gave a wide variety of estimates. All the new spill estimates are worse than earlier ones — and far more costly for BP, which has seen its stock sink since the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers and triggered the spill. Most of Thursday’s estimates had more oil flowing in an hour than what officials once said was spilling in an entire day. “This is a nightmare that keeps getting worse every week,” said Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club. “We’re finding out more and more information about the extent of the damage. ... Clearly we can’t trust BP’s estimates of how much oil is coming out.” The spill was flowing at a


daily rate that could possibly have been as high as 2.1 million gallons, twice the highest number the federal government had been saying, U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt, who is coordinating estimates, said Thursday. But she said possibly more credible numbers are a bit lower. And the estimate does not take into account the cutting of the riser pipe on June 3 — which BP said would increase the flow by about 20 percent — and subsequent placement of a cap. No estimates were given for the amount of oil gushing from the well after the cut. Nor are there estimates since a cap was put on the pipe, which already has collected more than 3 million gallons. The estimates are not nearly complete and different teams have come up with different numbers. A new team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute came in with even higher estimates, ranging from 1 million gallons a day to 2.1 million gallons. If the high end is true, that means nearly 107 million gal-

lons have spilled since April 20. Even using other numbers that federal officials and scientists call a more reasonable range would have about 63 million gallons spilling since the

rig explosion. If that amount was put in gallon milk jugs, they would line up for nearly 5,500 miles. That’s the distance from the spill to London, where BP is headquartered, and then continuing on to Rome. By comparison, the worst peacetime oil spill, 1979’s Ixtoc 1 in Mexico, was about 140 million gallons over 10 months. The Gulf spill hasn’t yet reached two months. The Exxon Valdez, the previous worst U.S. oil spill, was just about 11 million gallons, and the new figures mean Deepwater Horizon is producing an Exxon Valdez size spill every five to 13 days. Meanwhile, oil still was washing up on Gulf beaches.

But it wasn’t as bad this morning at Orange Beach, Ala., as it had been earlier in the week. Waves brought in a foot-long chunk of what appeared to be solid oil on the white sand. One side was flat and curved, while the other was honeycombed with bubbles and a single spot where crude oozed out. Standing near the water line, Elaine Fox picked it up without a thought. A day earlier, President Barack Obama consoled relatives of the 11 workers killed in the oil rig explosion, acknowledging their “unimaginable grief” and personally assuring the families he will stand with them.




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JACK VIX SAYS: One day, believe it or not, the tunnel project will start.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 William Brown is attacked on Harrison Street by two drunken men. • Lee Spengler accepts a position with Smith Brothers.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 The census enumerators have been named. • The wedding of Lucy Hammer and John O’Kelly is celebrated at the residence of Mrs. Gaier.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Mrs. Charles Crook issues invitations for a party in honor of Pat Durham. • Professor and Mrs. J.P. Carr move to the country for the summer months.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Mrs. Victor Brown and daughter return from St. Louis. • William F. Laughlin wins many honors as a typist at St. Aloysius Commercial College.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 The new Cherry Street store of Sidney Teller opens. The Vicksburg Evening Post issues an 8-page special section for the occasion. • Jimmy Fitzgerald returns from New Orleans.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Charles Wright, president of Wright Bros Hardware Co., is host at the banquet for store employees in celebration of the concern’s 50th anniversary.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Sen. John Culkin is elected chairman of the 1950 Legislature’s state government reorganization committee. • David Shilliman wins the sectional speech contest and is eligible to compete for the $1,000 scholarship prize offered by the Knights of Pythias in their annual public speaking contest.


50 YEARS AGO: 1960


Gregory Peck stars in “Beloved Infidel” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre. • Groundbreaking ceremonies are held for the construction of a new little boys’ baseball field here in the valley east of the National Guard Army southwest of Cooper High School.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970

Caucus ready to limit ethics investigators Congress created an independent Office of Congressional Ethics two years ago after a multitude of embarrassing ethical lapses and a growing perception that Congress’ own internal watchdogs were actually lapdogs. Now comes a proposal to muzzle the office. The resolution by 19 members of the 42-member Congressional Black Caucus would restrict the ability of the office to launch new investigations and to tell the public what it discovered. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., said in a prepared statement, “I voted to create the Office of Congressional Ethics because of the horrible incidents of corruption that tainted the entire Congress. Members of Congress ought to be held to a higher standard, and this resolution does nothing to change that. But, even members of Congress deserve a fair process, and this resolution helps perfect that process and preserve the principle that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.”

Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, one of the 19 sponsors, told reporters that the changes are necessary to prevent “trials in the court of public opinion.” But we don’t see this as a “perfecting” of the process. And it was a penchant for secrecy by the House committee that fed this perception of a toothless watchdog. If the charges are meritless, there is no harm in demonstrating that. More likely the reason for secrecy is that the office has participated in probes of high-profile members such as Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., who has stepped down from chairmanship of Ways and Means due to misconduct reports and eight others, including Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. The resolution would prohibit any public statement from the ethics committee on any case in which the OCE recommends dismissal. But this is the same committee content previously to sweep items under the

rug. Transparency builds trust; an airing of evidence allows the public to make up its own mind. The resolution also would require the OCE to investigate only those matters brought forward by “a sworn complaint from a citizen asserting personal knowledge of any alleged violation.” At the moment, such preliminary reviews can be launched if two OCE board members from differing parties ask for it, and this would apparently stymie complaints from watchdog groups. In Thompson’s case, the probe reportedly started based on allegations by a member of his staff, subsequently fired. Since its inception, the office has commenced preliminary review of 48 cases, voted to terminate 22 of them and sent 13 on to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. Someone’s cleaning house. We’d suggest that this resolution would remove the bristles from the broom. It should die.

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Johnson announce the birth of a son, Julian, on May 26. • Funeral services are held for Mrs. R.L. Smith.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Jackson are the parents of a son, Darryl Joseph. • Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Grace of St. Joseph, La., announce the birth of a son, Travis Mitchell, on June 11.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Jeremy Ray Marshall celebrates his first birthday. • Former Unifirst banks open for business as usual for the first day under their new name, Merchants Bank.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Residents of the Hamilton Heights area say vandalism and burglaries have added “lawlessness” to the subdivision. • Lurline Lawrence receives a $2,500 scholarship as part of the Discover Card Tribute Award program. • Beulah Prince Lockett, longtime clerk at The Valley, dies.

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Science of classroom instruction grows sharper WASHINGTON — Not long ago, during an hour and a half period, the Trinidad neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C., had four shootings and a stabbing that together claimed eight victims. Among them was a 13-year-old boy killed by stray gunfire. Trinidad’s local elementary school reflected the chaos around it. “Students ran the school,” says Scott Cartland, the new principal of the Wheatley Education Campus. “The kids were running down the halls, roaming.” But on the morning I visited Wheatley, Cartland greeted each student at the front door by name, making sure no one lingered. Upstairs in Amber Smith’s fifth grade classroom, disruption is confronted immediately, with a note of the infraction put up on the white board. This morning the children sit on the carpet at the front of the room for a “read aloud” of “Bridge to Terabithia” — a book teaching that even kingdoms of the imagination are not immune from tragedy. Smith is a Teach for America corps member, meaning that fresh out of college, with five weeks of training, she was thrown into the deep end



Teach for America has become a revolutionary force in education reform because it has taken a rigorous, scientific approach to teaching.

of the teaching profession in a lowincome school. Smith is impossibly young and impossibly committed. She lives in the Trinidad neighborhood, walks to school with her students and attends their dance shows and basketball games. Her two-year Teach for America commitment is up, but she is staying on at Wheatley anyway. “I can’t leave until it has changed,” she explains. Principal Cartland is a Teach for America alumnus. Two years ago he was asked by D.C.’s public schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee to direct the turnaround at Wheatley. Cartland replaced 80 percent of the staff and hired seven Teach for America corps members. Rhee is also a veteran of Teach for

America — indicating something more than a pattern and something less than a conspiracy. Teach for America has managed to funnel some of the brightest college graduates into some of the country’s toughest teaching jobs, creating a human capital pipeline from elite institutions to poor neighborhoods. For many, Teach for America is more than a rite of passage. At the start of their service, 17.5 percent of corps members intend to pursue a career in education. About 65 percent eventually do. Teach for America has become a revolutionary force in education reform because it has taken a rigorous, scientific approach to teaching. Contrary to the mythology of

the profession, successful teaching is not a matter of inspiration or credentials. In the exhaustive study of its own outcomes, Teach for America has isolated some common characteristics of good teachers: perseverance, high expectations and the constant adjustment of methods to achieve ambitious outcomes. When I expressed to one Teach for America official that I lacked the patience to teach fidgety fifth-graders, she responded, impatiently, that “our best teachers are highly impatient. They keep themselves up at night if they aren’t making progress fast enough.” In other words, they teach as if it really matters. The epicenter of the education reform movement is now in the District of Columbia where the need is greatest, but where success also will come the hardest. Public school students here perform two grade levels behind their peers in New York City. Last year, Smith taught some children who were “nonreaders” — meaning they had somehow reached the fifth grade with the reading skills of kindergartners. It is still too early in Wheatley’s turnaround to see dramatically rising test scores. But there is other

evidence of success. Smith teaches a boy named I’Kareem, who sits in the front row, raising his hand at every question and sometimes in the lulls between questions, just to get a head start. He is a handful. No thought goes unexpressed. He has some social challenges. But he reads at the 8th grade level, and he told me that in chess club, “I’m always winning.” In Smith’s classroom, I’Kareem gets extra time and attention. In a chaotic classroom, he would be lost. “Now it occurred to him,” says the book the class is reading, “that perhaps Terabithia was like a castle where you came to be knighted. After you stayed for a while and grew strong you had to move on. For hadn’t Leslie, even in Terabithia, tried to push back the walls of his mind and make him see beyond to the shining world — huge and terrible and beautiful and very fragile?” Yes, beautiful. And for some, so very fragile. •

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Man, woman wearing masks Citizens Bank in Barton Suspect tells investigators he’ll testify only to Aruba authorities rob BARTON, Miss. — MarLIMA, Peru (AP) — Dutch murder suspect Joran Van der Sloot told police investigators that he knows the location of the body of missing U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, the chief of Peru’s criminal police said. “He let slip that he knew the place where this person was buried,” Gen. Cesar Guardia said. Guardia said, however, that the 22-year-old Dutchman told investigators “he would only testify (on the matter) before Aruba authorities.” Guardia said that he didn’t know how seriously to take Van der Sloot’s statement given his history of dubious statements about the 2005 disappearance in Aruba of the Alabama teen. Van der Sloot remains the lone suspect in the case, which came up in front of Peruvian police as the Dutchman confessed to killing Stephany Flores, a 21-year-old woman from Lima, Guardia said. Sheathed in a bulletproof vest, Van der Sloot was moved Thursday across downtown Lima to a cell at the prosecutor’s office as officials prepared to file charges in the May 30 killing of Flores, whom police say he met playing poker at a casino three days earlier. Flores was killed five years to the day after Holloway disappeared and prosecutors have until Saturday to file charges in the case. Van der Sloot’s newly hired attorney asked a judge Thursday to declare his client’s confession void on the grounds he made it in the presence of a defense lawyer appointed by police. Guardia dismissed the

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Joran Van der Sloot, center, is escorted by police in Lima Thursday. defense claim, calling the confession wholly admissible in court. In addition to the government-appointed defense attorney, he said, a translator assigned by the Dutch Embassy was present at Monday’s confession. “The incriminatory elements were so powerful that he had to confess,” Guardia said, adding that the evidence included blood stains found on Van der Sloot’s clothing. If tried and convicted on murder charges, Van der Sloot would face from 15 to 35 years in prison. Guardia said Peruvian interrogators had restricted their questioning to the death of Flores, the daughter of a circus promoter and former race car driver.

The May 30, 2005, disappearance of Holloway, a Mississippi native, on the Dutch Caribbean island remains unsolved. Efforts by the FBI to try to solve it may have inadvertently helped fund the travel that enabled the murder of Flores in Van der Sloot’s hotel room. Believing it was closing in on Van der Sloot, the FBI videotaped and allowed him to be paid $25,000 in a sting operation in Aruba last month. But it held off on arresting him, and he took the money and flew to Peru. Guardia told the AP in an interview that the 6-foot-3 Van der Sloot impressed investigators with both his intelligence and brutality.

He said the husky Dutchman grabbed Flores and smashed her with an elbow before strangling her and throwing her to the floor of his room. The general said Van der Sloot took Flores’ cash, about $300 worth of Peruvian currency, two credit cards and her national ID card. Guardia said Van der Sloot attested to killing Flores because she found out about the Aruba case by using his laptop without his permission while he went out for coffee. But he said police do not necessarily believe him and think he may have killed Flores before going out and returning to the hotel room with two cups of coffee and rolls.

Obama taps Mississippi judge for federal post JACKSON (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James Graves Jr. to a federal appeals post. Graves’ nomination to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of ApJames Graves Jr. peals in New Orleans was announced Thursday. The 5th Circuit, based in New Orleans, hears appeals from the federal courts in Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. “I am honored and humbled by this nomination,” Graves said in a statement Thursday. “It is an honor for the Mississippi Supreme Court to have a fellow justice selected for this position on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals,” said Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. “I congratulate Justice Graves and consider it a privilege to have served with him over the past 10 years on the Mississippi Supreme Court.” Obama said in a statement that Graves has shown integrity and commitment to public service throughout his career. Graves, 56, is currently the only black justice on the state Supreme Court, where he’s served since 2001. Before that, he was a Hinds County Circuit Court judge for 10 years. Last fall, 5th Circuit Judge Rhesa Barksdale took senior status. A senior-status

judge takes on a reduced role, working part time, but still handles court cases annually. If confirmed, Graves would become the second black on the court. The first was Judge Carl Stewart of Shreveport, La. Also if Graves leaves the Mississippi court, Gov. Haley Barbour must appoint a replacement. Graves’ term expires in January 2013. Former Mississippi Justice Oliver Diaz Jr. said that Graves is “one of the smart-


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The son of a Baptist minister, Graves graduated from Millsaps College and received a law degree and a master’s in public administration, both from Syracuse University. He began his legal career in 1980 as a staff attorney at Central Mississippi Legal Services and worked as a professor at Jackson State University. Three years later, he began a private practice, mainly handling civil matters in state and federal court.

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Inmate worker death under investigation GULFPORT, Miss. — Gulfport police were investigating Thursday the death of a state inmate during a mowing accident. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said 33-yearold Mireyel Scott of Leflore County was working for a city beautification crew and workers had to bring in a machine to lift the mower off the inmate. Authorities said the inmate was on a mower when it overturned, pinning the inmate underneath in a ditch with water in it. The incident occurred along the ClowerThornton Nature Area. Hargrove said an autopsy


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La. man electrocuted while trying to steal ROANOKE, La. — A 23-year-old Jennings man died while trying to steal copper wire from a utility line, Jefferson Davis sheriff’s deputies said. Sheriff Ricky Edwards said that Joel Schexnider was electrocuted at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday near Roanoke as he was trying to throw a rope around the live electrical line.



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and their previous spouse earned during their lifetime, and that’s what a prenup is all about. If there are few assets and everything that follows will be part of a normal spousal relationship, a prenup is probably not necessary. Understand if you choose to get one in most states, both parties must be represented by separate counsel. Further, if there is any attempt to bury or hide assets on the part of either party and is discovered in the future, the prenups go right out the door. Absolute honesty is a necessity. A lot of folks say that it is not very romantic and it’s hard to argue with that, but it can offer a comfort level to both parties, which may make the marriage far more durable. •

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JACKSON (AP) — While the recession may be at an end, there is plenty of data that show Mississippi’s economy is far from fully recovered. A report from the Mississippi Development Authority reveals some sobering numbers concerning new and growing businesses in 2010. The MDA is quick to point out that its “New and Expanded Facilities” database is not comprehensive. The state agency gleans the information from a number of sources. However, the database is unique in that it covers the entire state, and at least offers a “snapshot” of activity — or lack of it — in all 82 counties. Some positives are in the

numbers from January-June 2010, compared to the same period last year. There have been 137 new and expanded facilities announced so far this year, compared to 82 during the same period in 2009. Forty-eight counties this year have seen at least one new or expanded project this year, compared to a mere 29 last year. That is where the good news ends, though. This year’s new and expanded facilities are expected to create 3,177 new jobs, compared to 3,645 over the same period in 2009. And, the estimated capital investment is down more than 50 percent this year — about $1.427 billion this year, compared to approximately $3.165 billion in 2009.

County to county, there are some surprises. One is in the Delta, the poorest region in the state. A number of the Delta counties rank quite high, starting with Sunflower County, which has snagged five new and expanded facilities so far this year. That is seventh best in the entire state. Other Delta counties with a healthy number of projects announced this year include Panola (four), Warren (four), Holmes (three) and Washington (three). And, while Tunica County only reported two facilities, they are expected to create an estimated 500 new jobs and represent a total estimated capital investment of $301.5 million.

Non-Delta counties that historically have ranked low on the list but have strong numbers this year include Chickasaw (four), Prentiss (four) and Grenada (three). Not all the surprises are pleasant ones. Forrest County is of particular note. Last year at this time, the Southeast Mississippi county had registered nine new and expanded facilities, which were expected to create an estimated 233 new jobs and represented an estimated capital investment of $163.34 million. So far this year, Forrest County has posted a mere two projects, which are expected to create no new jobs.

Mississippi foreclosure notices dropping JACKSON, Miss. — The number of Mississippi residents facing the potential loss of their homes is dropping. That’s according to RealtyTrac, which tracks foreclosure notices nationwide. Last month, there were 358 foreclosure-related actions in Mississippi. Those range from an initial notice of default to the actual loss and repossession of a residence by a lender. That’s a drop of 17.5 percent in May 2009 and a 6.3 percent drop from April 2010. But last month’s figures included 213 homeowners who lost their homes to a lender. Mississippi ranked 47th nationwide in foreclosures.

BUSINESS 2 airlines apply to service Delta GREENVILLE, Miss. — Two airlines have applied for a federal subsidy to provide commercial air service to Mid-Delta Regional Airport in Greenville. The applications were filed by Mesaba Airlines, a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, and Alaska-based Seaport Airlines. Northwest Airlink, operated by Mesaba Airlines, currently serves the airport. The Essential Air Service subsidy helps keep commercial air service in communities at least 70 miles from larger hub airports.

Airport director Lane Rodgers tells WABG-TV that he and Mayor Heather Hudson will review the proposals and make a recommendation to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The USDOT will have the final say.

SEC puts in place ‘circuit breaker’ rules WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Thursday put in place new rules aimed at preventing a repeat of last month’s harrowing “flash crash” in the stock market. Members of the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the rules, which call for U.S. stock exchanges to briefly halt trading of some stocks that make big

swings. The major exchanges will start putting the trading breaks into effect as early as today for six months. The New York Stock Exchange will begin today’s trading session with five stocks: EOG Resources Inc., Genuine Parts Co., Harley Davidson Inc., Ryder System Inc. and Zimmer Holdings Inc. The exchange will gradually add other stocks early next week, expecting to reach by Wednesday the full number that will be covered. The Nasdaq stock market plans to have the new program fully in place Monday. The plan for the “circuit breakers” was worked out by the SEC and the major exchanges following the May 6 market plunge.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

Bridge Continued from Page A1. Mississippi River and crosses a steep cut in the river bank — has caused several temporary closures over the years. The Topeka, Kan., company is constructing the tunnel in two phases at a maximum cost of $7,889,859 — or not-toexceed $8.6 million with engineering costs paid to other firms. Phase one of the project will include the creation of a temporary city street running parallel to the DiamondJacks Casino entrance off Washington Street, just south of the bridge. The casino entrance will be widened to three lanes, two for city traffic and one for the casino. The street will connect with Lee Street and become the detour route until the tunnel is complete. “They have six months to complete the connector road, and then six to complete the tunnel,” Thames said. The city agreed to the contract price with Kanzaa last summer, but did not have

On the agenda Meeting Thursday, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • Proclaimed June the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Vicksburg Firefighter Appreciation Month. • Heard about upcoming events at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. • OK’d a grant application for $4,000 to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety under the Mississippi Leadership Council on Aging’s Triad Grant Program.. • OK’d a grant application for $11,250 to the Office of Highway Safety under the fiscal year 2011 Occupant Protection Grant Program. A local match of $3,750 required. The money would be used in the police department for child restraint and seat belt education and enforcement. • Authorized the city clerk to advertise funding in place to get the work started because the cost had nearly doubled since officials set aside $5 million of a $16.9 million bond is fund for the work in 2006. The mayor and aldermen got the funds in place in late March by rededicating $3.7

for bids for police and fire department uniforms. • OK’d paying Environmental Technical Sales Inc. $5,302.44 for repair parts for pumps at the water treatment plant. • Authorized the building and inspections department to cut and clean the following properties found non-compliant with property maintenance codes: 500 Dallas St. and 1226 North St. Owners of property at 2518 Drummond St. were granted a 30-day extension to get in compliance. • Tabled a request from the Kuhn Memorial Hospital Reunion Club for an advertisement in its souvenir booklet. • OK’d a request, pending legal review, for $1,500 in matching funds from Central Mississippi Prevention Services for its 2010 Summer Leadership Camp. • Added George Phillips, traffic department; Ricky Ford and Bennie Smith,

in bond funds — also from the 2006 loan — to the tunnel project. The bond funds were originally earmarked for paving projects in the North Ward and the final phase of the developing sports complex on Fisher Ferry Road. They will be replenished if

A9 parks and recreation maintenance department, as approved drivers of city vehicles. • OK’d a request from the traffic department to allow George Phillips to take home a city vehicle for on-call purposes. Mayor Paul Winfield said Phillips lives in Warren County. • OK’d the claims docket. • Selected by lottery 44 youths to participate in the summer work program, with five alternates. In closed session, the board: • OK’d one personnel status change in the court services department, from part-time to full-time. • Accepted a resignation in the police department from a patrolman. • OK’d posting one new position in the gas department. The board is scheduled to meet next at 10 a.m. June 21 in room 109 of the City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St.

a $4 million federal earmark the city formally requested of local legislators in February comes through. The appropriation has made it through committees in the U.S. House and the Senate, and Winfield has said he expects to know this

summer if it will get OK’d. Even after the funding was in place, officials saw a few last minute delays. They originally predicted a midApril ground-breaking date, and later pushed it back a month due to final contract negotiations.

Marcy Continued from Page A1. its eastern boundary. Congressional candidates must live in the state they want to represent, but don’t have to live in the district. Neither Marcy nor Cook have reported any money raised or spent in the campaign to date. Federal election law stipulates candidates who raise or spend $5,000 file a finance report

with the Federal Election Commission. Finance totals as of May 12 for Thompson, first elected in 1993, showed $2,064,872 in cash on hand, with $1,352,965 raised and $572,219 spent. Thompson was unopposed for the Democratic nod and won’t have to file updated figures until Oct. 21. Marcy said his contri-

butions “are approaching $5,000” and should surpass that mark next week. Cook, 51, doesn’t expect to report any large expenditures before the runoff. "Not unless someone comes up here,” Cook said. “I hope things will pick up in that area.” Both candidates plan to attend a forum at the Swing-

ing Bridge Fish House in Byram at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Matchups in the fall in Mississippi’s three other congressional districts are set, as primaries decided party nominees in each. By district, they are: • 1st District: U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, a Democrat, faces state Sen. Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo, and seven

third-party or independent candidates. • 3rd District: U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, a Republican, faces Pickens mayor Joel Gill, a Democrat, and a Reform Party candidate. • 4th District: U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor, a Democrat, faces state Rep. Steven Palazzo, R-Biloxi, and two thirdparty candidates.

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.

Georgia M. Beamon Services for Georgia M. Beamon will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church with the Rev. Casey Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Mrs. Beamon died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 77. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

George Walter Catledge CARY — George Walter Catledge died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Sharkey-Issaquena Hospital in Rolling Fork. He was 95. A native of Ackerman, Mr. Catledge lived in Onward for many years. He was a retired farmer and an employee of Southern Natural Gas Co. for 34 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medical technician. He was a charter member of Cary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Terrell Catledge and Annie Sullivan Catledge; sisters, Lucille Catledge, Delores Hudgens and Lena McManus; and brothers, Bill Catledge, Roy Catledge, Hanson Catledge, Leland Catledge and Harold Catledge. Survivors include one son, Joseph Catledge and wife Kathy of Lancaster, S.C.; one daughter, Donna Watson and husband John of Moss Point; a sister, Juanita Mathews of Vienna, Va.; four grandchildren, Ashley Zeller, Jennifer Danielson, Chad Catledge and Chris Catledge; and five great-grandchildren, Abby Zeller, Ashton Zeller, Katie Catledge, Marley Catledge and Addison Catledge. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Cary Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Sanders officiating. Burial will follow at Straight Bayou Cemetery in Straight Bayou under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home of Rolling Fork. Visitation will be at the church Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service. Pallbearers will be Chad Catledge, Sammy Bonds,

Chris Catledge, Bill Hayes, Jerry Martin and Jay Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Stewart, Ben Lamensdorf, Brooks Aycock, Gene Fulton and Elton Branch. Memorials may be made to Cary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 59, Cary, MS 39054.

Larry Don Johnson EDWARDS — Larry Don Johnson died Friday, June 4, 2010, at Ocean Spring Hospital. He was 71. Mr. Johnson was born and reared in Vicksburg and had lived in the Vicksburg and Edwards areas most of his life. He retired as a construction worker, having worked for Millennium Construction Co. He served eight years in the Mississippi National Guard and was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne S. Johnson; his parents, Alice and Eugene Johnson Sr.; a brother, Eugene Johnson Jr.; and four sisters, Ethel Nelson, Anna Lee Vandevender, Louise Vandevender and Juanita Trulett. Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Johnson of Mobile, Ala., Vonda Johnson of Foley, Ala., and Donna Meadows of Brandon; and three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwight Sibley officiating. Burial will follow at Bethesda Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service. Memorials may be made to the Disabled Veterans or to the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.

Robert L. McDaniel Jr. Robert L. McDaniel Jr. died Monday, May 31, 2010, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. He was 84. Mr. McDaniel worked as an oil field roughneck and seasonally for the Corps of Engineers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee Sr. and Sleattie McDaniel; two sons, Robert Lee McDaniel III and Ronnie J. McDaniel; and one sister. He is survived by a son, Billy E. McDaniel of Crowley, La.; a daughter, Margie L. McDaniel of Minneapolis; two brothers; five grand-

children; and 11 greatgrandchildren. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service.

Sgt. Steven Martin Theobald U.S. Army Sgt. Steven Martin Theobald, of Goose Creek, S.C., died Friday, June 4, 2010, while on duty in Kuwait in service to Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq. He was 53. Sgt. Steven Martin Theobald Born Sept. 10, 1956 in Pensacola, Fla., he was one of four children of the late Martin MacHale Theobald, a native and longtime resident of Vicksburg, and Geraldine Gullette Rabon. Sgt. Theobald’s active duty assignments included service in Fort Bragg, N.C., Troy, Ala., Fort Sill, Okla., and Fort Sam Houston, Texas. From December 2003 until December 2004, Sgt. Theobald served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn in Iraq. He was on active duty and was assigned to the 287th Transportation Co. located in Livingston, Ala. He was preceded in death

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

LOCAL FORECAST sunday-monday Mostly sunny; highs in the mid-90s, lows in the lower 70s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Mostly clear; lows in the mid-70s saturDAY-monday Mostly sunny; highs in the mid-90s, lows in the lower 70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 93º Low/past 24 hours............... 78º Average temperature......... 86º Normal this date................... 78º Record low..............54º in 1913 Record high..98º before 1885 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours......................None This month.................. 0.46 inch Total/year.............. 17.80 inches Normal/month......1.35 inches Normal/year........ 28.18 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Saturday: A.M. Active............................ 5:21 A.M. Most active...............11:36 P.M. Active............................. 5:51 P.M. Most active................12:06 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:09 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:09 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 5:56

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 32.4 | Change: -1.6 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 18.1 | Change: N/C Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 17.9 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 17.8 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 4.3 | Change: +0.9 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.8 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................80.3 River....................................79.9

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Saturday................................. 32.8 Sunday.................................... 33.4 Monday.................................. 33.5 Memphis Saturday................................. 16.6 Sunday.................................... 17.1 Monday.................................. 17.6 Greenville Saturday................................. 34.4 Sunday.................................... 34.6 Monday.................................. 34.9 Vicksburg Saturday................................. 32.6 Sunday.................................... 32.6 Monday.................................. 32.8


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Army: Arlington remains misidentified or misplaced WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army investigation has found that potentially hundreds of remains at Arlington National Cemetery have been misidentified or misplaced, in a scandal marring the reputation of the nation’s pre-eminent burial ground for its honored dead since the Civil War. Army Secretary John McHugh announced Thursday that the cemetery’s two civilian leaders would be forced to step aside, and he appointed a new chief to conduct a more thorough investigation to examine the graves and sort out the mix-up. “I deeply apologize to the families of the honored fallen resting in that hallowed ground who may now question the care afforded to their loved ones,” McHugh told a Pentagon news conference. Arlington National Cemetery is considered among the nation’s most hallowed burial sites, with more than 300,000 people buried there with military honors. An average of 30 funerals are conducted there every day. Among those buried at the cemetery are troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as service members from past conflicts dating back to the Civil War. Famous presidents and their spouses, including members of the Kennedy family, also

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Army Spc. Matthew Burt, 25, places flags on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. have been buried there. The cemetery, located across the Potomac River from Washington in northern Virginia, attracts more than 4 million visitors annually. An Army investigation was launched last year after reports of employee misconduct, first reported by the Web site Led by the service’s inspector general, Lt. Gen. Steven Whitcomb, the investigation found lax management of the

cemetery, where employees relied on paper records to manage the dozens of burials each week and maintain the thousands of existing gravesites. Whitcomb said at least 211 remains were identified as potentially mislabeled or misplaced and that there could be more. “We found nothing that was intentional, criminal intent or intended sloppiness that caused this. ... But of all the

things in the world, we see this as a zero defect operation,” he told reporters Thursday. Whitcomb could not say how old the mixed-up remains might be or from what conflict, saying only that the problem had been confined to three areas of the cemetery known as sections 59, 65 and 66. Whitcomb said he did find two cases of mis-marked graves in section 60, the area for veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. He said those

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mistakes had been corrected. Dorothy Nolte, 68, of Burns, Tenn., said she learned last year that the remains of her sister, Air Force Master Sgt. Marion Grabe, who had been buried at Arlington in March 2008, had been moved to a new grave site. Nolte said she went to Arlington to find out that her sister’s urn had been buried on top of another soldier, but then it was disinterred and moved to another grave site. She said she had not been informed of the transfer. “I made them unearth the urn so I could see the name,” Nolte said in a phone interview Thursday from New York. “I have peace knowing my sister is indeed in the right place.” As for the Army investigation, “I think that it’s a good thing that the truth is coming out, and it’s certainly a situation that needs to be rectified,” she said. Separately, the Army is investigating whether the cemetery’s deputy superintendent, Thurman Higginbotham, made false statements to service investigators. Higginbotham, who ran the day-to-day operations at the cemetery, has been accused by former employees of creating a hostile work environment and breaking into their e-mail systems.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an unusual step, a dozen competing drug companies have agreed to share data on thousands of Alzheimer’s patients in hopes that the extra information will spark new ideas for treatments. The database being announced today covers 4,000 patients and counting. It was created in consultation with government regulators and the National Institutes of Health. The effort may sound wonky, but attempt after attempt to create new Alzheimer’s medications — ones that might help before too much of a person’s memory is destroyed — have failed. In pooling resources from clinical trials, scientists can hunt trends that may suggest what to study next. The database also will be available to brain researchers not affiliated with drug companies, to compare their own findings, and eventually will address other neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s. “This is the kind of thing that’s not going to produce a new treatment next week,” cautioned Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein. But, “it’s the kind of collaboration that does represent a major shift in thinking about how to accelerate drug development.” It’s detailed information — memory tests, brain scans, blood samples — that the FDA already receives from companies. But Sharfstein said having the data recorded the same way in one spot also may help regulators more easily analyze questions about safety or standards for new studies.

Obama’s greenhouse gas rules survive Senate vote WASHINGTON (AP) — In a boost for the president on global warming, the Senate Thursday rejected a challenge to Obama administration rules aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and other big polluters. The defeated resolution would have denied the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to move ahead with the rules, crafted under the federal Clean Air Act. With President Barack Obama’s broader clean energy legislation struggling to gain a foothold in the Senate, the vote took on greater significance

as a signal of where lawmakers stand on dealing with climate change. “If ever there was a vote to find out whose side you are on, this is it,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee. The vote was 53-47 to stop the Senate from moving forward on the Republican-led effort to restrain the EPA. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., voted to advance the measure. Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., predicted the vote would “increase momentum to adopt comprehensive energy and cli-

mate legislation this year.” But Obama still needs 60 votes to advance his energy agenda, and Democrats don’t have them yet. Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., said the vote made clear that a majority in the Senate back either a delay or an outright ban on “the Obama EPA’s job-killing, global warming agenda.” Republicans, and the six Democrats who voted with them to advance the resolution, said Congress, not bureaucrats, should be in charge of writing climate change policy. They said the EPA rules would drive up energy costs and kill jobs.

But Democrats, referring frequently to the Gulf oil spill, said it made no sense to undermine efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions and reduce dependence on oil and other fossil fuels. The effort to block the rules “is an attempt to bury our heads in the sand and ignore reality,” said Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. Obama said the vote was another reminder of the need to pass legislation to reduce the country’s reliance on oil. The White House had issued a veto threat this week, saying the resolution would block efforts to cut pollution that

Bill Clinton to Democrats: Never give up LAS VEGAS — Bill Clinton says Democratic incumbents can’t run away from their records, so they might as well embrace them. “Tell your story,” the former president advised Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other embattled Democrats. “Never give up,” he added. Clinton, considered one of the sharpest political minds of his generation, also urged Reid to avoid getting “ground down” by all the talk of this being an anti-incumbent, anti-Washington, anti-Democratic election year.

Firing-squad inmate making appeal DRAPER, Utah — Attorneys for a Utah inmate set to die by firing squad next week were to make a final appeal for clemency to the state parole board. Ronnie Lee Gardner, whose


execution is set for June 18, wants the five-member Utah Board of Pardons and Parole to commute his death sentence to life in prison. His two-day commutation hearing was scheduled to end today. On Thursday, Gardner told the board he had changed and wants to dedicate his life to helping atrisk youth avoid making the kind of mistakes that put him on death row.

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Boats head to teen drifting in ocean CANBERRA, Australia — A 16-year-old sailor on a round-the-world journey was adrift in the frigid southern Indian Ocean today as rescue boats headed toward her yacht, damaged by 30-foot waves that knocked out her communications and prompted her to set off a distress signal. After a tense 20 hours of silence, a search plane launched from Australia’s west coast made radio contact with Abby Sunderland today.

The boat’s mast was broken — ruining satellite phone reception — and was dragging with the sail in the ocean, said search coordinator Mick Kinley, acting chief of the Australia Maritime Safety Authority that chartered a commercial jet for the search.

Iraq: Car bomb kills 2 Americans, 3 Iraqis BAGHDAD — A car bomb struck a joint U.S.-Iraqi military convoy north of Baghdad today, killing at least five people, including two American troops. Iraqi officials said a suicide attacker hit a patrol of Humvees and Stryker vehicles in central Jalula, about 80 miles northeast of Baghdad, not far from the Iranian border. American forces confirmed the casualties in Diyala province.





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Colorado headed to Pac-10 conference

DENVER — The college sports landscape began a much-anticipated shift Thursday with the University of Colorado accepting an invitation to join the Pac-10. The Buffaloes might not be the only team bolting from the Big 12. Nebraska could become part of the Big Ten as soon as today, and speculation is heavy that Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State may also jump to the Pac-10 to possibly form a 16-team super conference. “This is the dawning of a new day for the Pac10,” commissioner Larry Scott said shortly after announcing Colorado as the league’s 11th member tentatively beginning in 2012. And this just might be the demise of the Big 12, the highly successful conference that was formed in 1994 when the Big Eight invited in the four Texas schools. If the Big 12 is further raided as expected, that would leave Missouri, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas and Kansas State out in the cold. Some of these schools could be targets for the Mountain West Conference, which this week held off on inviting rising football power Boise State after speculation swirled about the possible unraveling of the Big 12. “I continue to work through the process that was agreed upon last week by our board of directors to address membership issues, and am working tirelessly towards the longterm viability of the Big 12,” Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe said in a statement.


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Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen shoots during Thursday’s Game 4.

points in the fourth quarter as Boston pulled away from the Los Angeles Lakers to win 96-89 and knot the bestof-seven series at two games apiece. “This is what legends are made of, this is where you grasp the moment,” Davis said. “Just play in the moment.” Game 5 is Sunday night in Boston. The Celtics’ win guaranteed them a trip back to Los Angeles and averted a 3-1 deficit that has never been overcome in NBA finals history. “We know what to do. We know how to play. We know how to get it done,” said

BOSTON — When Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers gave his starters a breather to start the fourth quarter in Game 4 of the NBA finals, he told them not to get too comfortable. “Doc was like, ‘One minute, and I’m putting you in the game. You’re not sitting too long, so just be ready,”’ Celtics captain Paul Pierce said. “Then you look up: we tie the game, then go up two, three and then they push the lead to seven. ... It was beautiful to watch, just being a cheerleader on the sideline.” Glen “Big Baby” Davis led the Celtics bench on a gamechanging run Thursday night, scoring half of his 18

Head to coach all-star game By Jeff Byrd Warren Central boys soccer coach Greg Head spent the better part of last week attending the women’s softball College World Series in Oklahoma City. On Saturday, he’s see some more stars, but this time he will be actively coaching them in the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Soccer game at Hinds Community College. Head was selected earlier this year to coach the North All-Stars. This comes after he directed the Vikings to a 15-6 season and their first division title in boys soccer since 2003. Head will be joined by two of his Vikings and one Vicksburg High player. The WC All-Stars are Jacob Pettersen, an exchange student from Sweden, and defender Austin Hopkins. Vicksburg High is represented by Perry Tolliver. Dana Warnock of Warren Central will play in the girls’ game which starts at 10 a.m. The boys’ game will follow at noon. Head said Pettersen was so excited to play in the all-star game that he postponed a trip home to Sweden. “Actually he and Tim (Hoeptner) were selected but Tim wanted to go back. Jacob wanted to stay so he could play one more game. I’m glad to have him because he will play in the middle for us,” Head said. Pettersen was one of the Vikings’ most skilled players as a midfielder. He made the All-County

Lakers forward Pau Gasol, who scored 21 points to go with a game-high 33 for Kobe Bryant. “And we know how important Game 5 will be, so we’ve just got to get ourselves mentally and physically ready ... to accomplish our mission.” Pierce scored 19 points, Kevin Garnett had 13 and Ray Allen bounced back from a seven-quarter shooting slump to score 12 points for Boston. But the new Big Three that led the Celtics to their unprecedented 17th NBA title in 2008 — beating the Lakers in the finals — was on the bench for much of the fourth-quarter run that gave Boston the lead for See Celtics, Page B3.

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Warren Central soccer coach Greg Head is doused with water after the Vikings won the division title last season. Head will coach two Vikings and one Gator in Saturday’s Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Game.

prep soccer team and paired with the German native Hoeptner to lead Warren Central to the Class 6A quarterfinals. Hopkins was a key defender for the Vikings. “Austin was real solid on defense. We’ll play him at defender on Saturday,” Head said. The best part for Head is that he will have several standouts from Northwest Rankin, Madison Central and Clinton on the North squad. “I get to coach these guys instead of coaching against

them. I know I need to play Andrew Tisdale at midfield and Lee Berry is a tremendous defender,” Head said. There are two drawbacks that Head said he must deal with. “First, we were supposed to have 16 players but one has dropped out on each side, so we’re down to 15. We also have only one day of practice before the game. Usually, there has been two. I don’t know these players from the smaller schools, so a large part of the Friday practice will be about seeing where they can play and what type of shape they

are in,” Head said. Head will at least be used to the heat. He spent a great deal in it last week in Oklahoma City. Besides soccer, Head is Dana McGivney’s assistant coach on the Lady Vikes fast-pitch team. “It was great to be there up close to so many great teams and players,” Head said of the women’s College World Series. “We went to four or five games a day, in the heat. When the SEC teams went out, we came home. I watched the final (UCLA-Arizona) in my airconditioned home on TV.”

LOS ANGELES — Southern California was no ordinary football program over the past decade, winning seven straight Pac-10 titles and two national championships while annually fielding a gleaming array of NFL prospects. That’s just one reason the Trojans received no ordinary penalties when the NCAA finally announced on Thursday the results of its four-year investigation. The NCAA threw the book at storied USC, imposing a two-year bowl ban, four years’ probation and signficant scholarship losses that likely will damage the program’s foundations. The Trojans also must vacate 12 wins from the 2005 season, all stemming from improper benefits given to Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush by fledgling sports marketers dating back to the 2004 national championship. The NCAA ripped USC for a lack of institutional control, condemning the star treatment afforded to Bush and former basketball player O.J. Mayo, who spent just one year with the Trojans before bolting to the NBA and leaving the men’s program in See USC, Page B3.

Vikings take two from Flashes By Jeff Byrd Warren Central and St. Aloysius have one goal this summer — find some players. On Thursday at Viking Field, both schools got a long look at their young talent as the Flashes took on the Vikings’ junior varsity. WC won both games, but St. Al coach Sean Weaver said after the varsity lost eight senior contributors off its back-toback Class 1A state championship club, any game experience is beneficial. “You can call this a summer of learning,” said Weaver, who is just a year removed from leading the Flashes to

prep baseball the first of two state titles in 2009. Weaver is a redshirt freshman catcher at Hinds Community College. He is one of four former Flashes that are running the summer program as head coach Clint Wilkerson is not expected back and his two assistants have departed for other jobs. “We’re kind of working a platoon of coaches between me, Pierson (Waring) and Red (Stephen Evans),” Weaver said. Ryno MartinNez, who like Evans and Waring just completed their senior seasons with the Game 3 triumph over Myrtle on May 28, is coaching the St. Al junior varsity.

“We work around our summer games. I had one on Tuesday, so Red and Pierson had them against Hillcrest,” Weaver said. Evans and Waring are playing again for the Jackson 96ers this summer. For Warren Central, the leadership is stable compared to the situations at St. Al and Vicksburg High after this week’s resignation by Jamie Creel. Head coach Josh Abraham has delegated his assistants to run the summer teams. “What we have here are the kids who are going to be in the ninth and 10th grade this fall,” said Warren Central

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Warren Central left fielder Cole Trim makes a diving grab against St. Aloysius at Viking Field on Thursday.


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Minor league baseball Mississippi Braves beat Lookouts in 11 innings PEARL — Despite blowing a tworun lead in the eighth, the Mississippi Braves got an RBI single from Alejandro Machado to score Conception Rodriguez to earn a 5-4 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts in the opener of a five-game series on Thursday. Jaye Chapman (1-2) earned the win for the M-Braves.

NASCAR Front Row Motorsports crew members suspended DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR levied stiff fines against Front Row Motorsports on Wednesday for using illegal valve stem caps on Travis Kvapil’s car last weekend at Pocono Raceway. Crew chief Steve Lane was fined $100,000 and suspended for 12 weeks along with car chief Richard Bourgeois and tire specialist Michael Harrold. Kvapil and car owner Doug Yates were both docked 150 points each. The points deductions knocked the car out of the top 35 in owner standings, which means Kvapil is not guaranteed a starting spot in Sunday’s field at Michigan International Speedway. The car dropped from 32nd to 36th in the standings, and is now 66 points behind Robby Gordon. Gordon, whose car failed to qualify at Pocono last week, is now ensured a spot in Sunday’s race. Team co-owner Bob Jenkins took responsibility for the “unintentional” mistake and plans to appeal the penalty. The violation was discovered following a rain delay in Sunday’s race. Kvapil’s rear tires were almost flat, and NASCAR discovered that the valve stem caps on the tires had been altered to allow air to gradually leak out — an act that would help the car with its speed during a long run. “We take the rules of this sport very seriously, and we support NASCAR in its enforcement of those rules,” team owner Bob Jenkins said. “It was not our intent to put unapproved valve stem caps on our car at Pocono, a track where such a maneuver would clearly not provide any advantage. We are conducting our own internal investigation to determine how those parts got into our inventory and onto our car last weekend.

NHL NHL TV ratings get a boost NEW YORK — NHL television ratings have bounced back from the post-lockout doldrums — and way beyond. The clincher of the Stanley Cup finals was the most-watched and highest-rated NHL game in 36 years. The Chicago Blackhawks’ 4-3 overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 6, which earned them their first championship since 1961, drew a 4.7 rating and 8 share Wednesday night on NBC.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 11 1984 — The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-102 in Game 7 to win their 15th NBA title. 1988 — Stanford becomes the first team since 1974 to win consecutive titles, with a 9-4 victory over Arizona State in the College World Series. 1990 — Nolan Ryan, 43, pitches the sixth no-hitter of his career as the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0. Ryan becomes the first to pitch no-hitters for three different teams and the oldest to throw one. 2006 — Se Ri Pak beats Karrie Webb on the first playoff hole to win the LPGA Championship. Pak atones for the three-putt bogey on the 18th hole in regulation that set up the playoff.

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Pct GB .583 — .508 4 1/2 .441 8 1/2 .410 10 1/2 .390 11 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................33 27 .550 — Los Angeles..................33 30 .524 1 1/2 Oakland.........................32 30 .516 2 Seattle...........................23 37 .383 10 ——— Thursday’s Games Chicago White Sox 3, Detroit 0 Oakland 6, L.A. Angels 1 Cleveland 8, Boston 7 Baltimore 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 2 Texas 12, Seattle 3 Kansas City 9, Minnesota 8 Today’s Games Chicago White Sox (Peavy 4-5) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 3-4), 1:20 p.m. Houston (Myers 4-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 7-1), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 3-0) at Baltimore (Guthrie 3-6), 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 0-3) at Detroit (Verlander 6-4), 6:05 p.m. Washington (Atilano 5-2) at Cleveland (Westbrook 3-3), 6:05 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 5-3) at Tampa Bay (J.Shields 5-4), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 5-4) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 5-3), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Moyer 6-5) at Boston (Lackey 6-3), 6:10 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 6-1) at Minnesota (Liriano 5-3), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Harden 3-2) at Milwaukee (Narveson 4-3), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 5-2) at Colorado (Jimenez 11-1), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (J.Vargas 4-2) at San Diego (Correia 5-4), 9:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Pineiro 4-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 6-3), 9:10 p.m. Oakland (G.Gonzalez 6-3) at San Francisco (Lincecum 5-2), 9:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games Houston (W.Rodriguez 3-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Vazquez 5-5), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 3-6) at Chicago Cubs (Silva 8-0), 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Blanton 1-4) at Boston (Matsuzaka 5-2), 4:10 p.m. Washington (J.Martin 0-1) at Cleveland (Carmona 4-5), 6 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Takahashi 4-2) at Baltimore (Matusz 2-6), 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Maholm 4-4) at Detroit (Bonderman 2-4), 6:05 p.m. Atlanta (D.Lowe 8-5) at Minnesota (Blackburn 6-3), 6:10 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 5-4) at Tampa Bay (Garza 6-4), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (Bannister 6-3) at Cincinnati (Cueto 5-1), 6:10 p.m. Texas (Feldman 3-6) at Milwaukee (M.Parra 1-3), 6:10 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 4-4) at Colorado (Hammel 3-3), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (Cl.Lee 4-2) at San Diego (LeBlanc 3-4), 7:35 p.m. Oakland (Sheets 2-5) at San Francisco (Zito 6-2), 8 p.m. L.A. Angels (Kazmir 5-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Ely 3-2), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Houston (Moehler 0-2) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 8-1), 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 1-2) at Detroit (Galarraga 2-1), 1:05 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 1-0) at Cleveland (D.Huff 2-7), 1:05 p.m. Kansas City (Greinke 1-8) at Cincinnati (LeCure 1-2), 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 8-1) at Baltimore (Millwood 0-7), 1:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 5-5) at Boston (Wakefield 2-4), 1:35 p.m. Florida (Volstad 3-6) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 6-0), 1:40 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 3-1) at Minnesota (Slowey 7-3), 1:10 p.m. Texas (C.Lewis 5-4) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 6-2), 1:10 p.m. Toronto (Litsch 0-0) at Colorado (Francis 1-2), 3:10 p.m. Oakland (Mazzaro 2-0) at San Francisco (Cain 5-4), 4:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 3-5) at San Diego (Richard 4-3), 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 5-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Monasterios 3-0), 4:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Floyd 2-6) at Chicago Cubs (Lilly 1-5), 7:05 p.m.

National League East Division

W Atlanta...........................35 Philadelphia...................31 New York.......................32 Washington....................30 Florida............................29

L 26 27 28 31 31

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................35 St. Louis........................33 Chicago.........................27 Milwaukee......................25 Houston.........................25 Pittsburgh......................23

L 26 27 33 35 36 37

Pct .574 .534 .533 .492 .483

GB — 2 1/2 2 1/2 5 5 1/2

Pct GB .574 — .550 1 1/2 .450 7 1/2 .417 9 1/2 .410 10 .383 11 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Los Angeles..................36 24 .600 — San Diego.....................35 25 .583 1 San Francisco...............32 27 .542 3 1/2 Colorado........................30 30 .500 6 Arizona..........................24 37 .393 12 1/2 ——— Thursday’s Games Cincinnati 7, San Francisco 6 San Diego 4, N.Y. Mets 2, 1st game Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 4, 9 innings Houston 5, Colorado 4 Atlanta 11, Arizona 7 Florida 2, Philadelphia 0 Washington 4, Pittsburgh 2 N.Y. Mets 3, San Diego 0, 2nd game Today’s Games St. Louis (J.Garcia 5-2) at Arizona (R.Lopez 2-4), 8:40 p.m. Saturday’s Games St. Louis (Ottavino 0-1) at Arizona (Haren 6-4), 7:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games St. Louis (Carpenter 7-1) at Arizona (E.Jackson 3-6), 4:10 p.m.


Atlanta Arizona ab r h bi Prado 2b 4 1 3 0 KJhnsn 2b Heywrd rf 6 1 2 2 CJcksn lf C.Jones 3b 3 1 1 1 Qualls p Venters p 0 0 0 0 Rosa p Moylan p 0 0 0 0 S.Drew ss Hinske ph 1 0 1 1 J.Upton rf

ab r 4 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 5 0

h 2 2 0 0 0 2

bi 3 1 0 0 1 0

Wagner p 0 0 0 0 AdLRc 1b 4 0 0 0 Glaus 1b 4 1 1 1 MRynl 3b 2 1 0 0 YEscor ss 3 2 1 0 GParra cf 2 0 0 0 Infante lf 4 0 0 1 Boyer p 0 0 0 0 D.Ross c 4 1 2 2 RRorts ph 1 0 0 0 Conrad 3b 1 1 1 0 JGutrrz p 0 0 0 0 MeCarr cf 4 1 2 0 Ryal lf 2 1 0 0 Hanson p 3 1 1 2 Hester c 4 1 1 0 CMrtnz p 1 0 0 0 Snyder ph 1 0 0 0 GBlanc lf 0 0 0 0 Willis p 0 0 0 0 McCnn c 1 1 1 1 CValdz p 0 0 0 0 CYoung cf 2 2 1 1 Totals 39 11 16 11 Totals 36 7 8 6 Atlanta.................000 250 004 — 11 Arizona................002 000 230 — 7 E—Venters (1). DP—Arizona 2. LOB—Atlanta 12, Arizona 10. 2B—Glaus (9), D.Ross (5), Me.Cabrera (7), K.Johnson (20), C.Jackson (10). HR—C.Young (10). SB—Y.Escobar (5), Conrad (3). S—Willis. SF—Glaus, Infante. IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta Hanson 5 1-3 4 2 2 2 10 C.Martinez 1 2-3 2 2 2 0 2 Venters BS,2-3 2-3 1 3 0 2 2 Moylan W,3-1 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Wagner 1 1 0 0 2 2 Arizona Willis 4 3 2 2 6 2 C.Valdez 2-3 6 5 5 1 1 Boyer 1 1-3 0 0 0 2 0 J.Gutierrez 2 2 0 0 0 1 Qualls L,1-3 1-3 5 4 4 0 1 Rosa 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 HBP—by Hanson (M.Reynolds). WP—Hanson, C.Martinez, Willis 2. Balk—Willis 2. Umpires—Home, Angel Hernandez; First, Paul Schrieber; Second, Rob Drake; Third, Joe West. T—3:53. A—26,969 (48,633).

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Tennessee (Cubs).........36 West Tenn (Mariners)...35 Huntsville (Brewers)......28 Chattanooga (Dodgers).26 Carolina (Reds).............25

L 24 24 33 33 35

Pct. .600 .593 .459 .441 .417

GB — 1/2 8 1/2 9 1/2 11

South Division

W L Pct. GB Jacksonville (Marlins)....35 25 .583 — Montgomery (Rays).......34 25 .576 1/2 Mobile (Diamondbacks).32 27 .542 2 1/2 Mississippi (Braves)...27 32 .458 7 1/2 Bham (White Sox).........20 40 .333 15 ——— Thursday’s Games Mobile 6, Jacksonville 5, 13 innings Mississippi 5, Chattanooga 4, 11 innings Montgomery 13, Birmingham 5 West Tenn 11, Tennessee 3 Huntsville 5, Carolina 3 Today’s Games Mobile at Jacksonville, 7:05 p.m. Birmingham at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Chattanooga at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Huntsville at Carolina, 7:15 p.m. West Tenn at Tennessee, 7:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games Huntsville at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. West Tenn at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. Mobile at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Chattanooga at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Birmingham at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Huntsville at Carolina, 2 p.m. Birmingham at Montgomery, 2:05 p.m. Mobile at Jacksonville, 2:05 p.m. West Tenn at Tennessee, 4 p.m. Chattanooga at Mississippi, 5:05 p.m.

college baseball NCAA Tournament 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: 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: 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: 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: Arkansas vs. Arizona State, 5 p.m.


L.A. Lakers 2, Boston 2 June 3: L.A. Lakers 102, Boston 89 June 6: Boston 103, L.A. Lakers 94 Tuesday: L.A. Lakers 91, Boston 84 Thursday: Boston 96, L.A. Lakers 89 Sunday: L.A. Lakers at Boston, 7 p.m. June 15: Boston at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m. x-June 17: Boston at L.A. Lakers, 8 p.m.

Tank McNamara

____________________________________________________________________________ SPORTING TIMES FISHING/HUNTING TIMES Longitude: 90.90W Latitude: 32.32N 2010 A. M. P. M. SUN TIMES MOON MOON Jun Minor Major Minor Major Rise Sets Rises Sets Up Down DST ____________________________________________________________________________ 13 Sun > 6:23 12:07 6:53 12:38 05:56 08:10 6:59a 9:39p 2:21p 1:51a * 14 Mon > 7:27 1:12 7:56 1:42 05:56 08:10 8:08a 10:26p 3:21p 2:51a * 15 Tue 8:31 2:17 8:59 2:45 05:56 08:10 9:18a 11:07p 4:17p 3:49a * 16 Wed 9:32 3:19 9:58 3:45 05:56 08:11 10:28a 11:44p 5:10p 4:44a * 17 Thu 10:29 4:17 10:54 4:42 05:56 08:11 11:35a NoMoon 6:01p 5:36a * 18 Fri 11:22 5:10 11:47 5:35 05:56 08:11 12:40p 12:18a 6:49p 6:25a * 19 Sat Q ----- 6:00 12:12 6:24 05:56 08:12 1:45p 12:51a 7:38p 7:14a * ____________________________________________________________________________ Major=2 hours/Minor=1 hour Times are centered on the major/minor window F = Full Moon N = New Moon Q = Quarter > = Peak Activity! DST column will have * in it if in effect that day. Calibrated for Time Zone: 6W Don't forget to renew your tables at June 24 CELTICS 96, LAKERS 89

L.A. LAKERS (89) Artest 4-10 1-1 9, Gasol 6-13 9-10 21, Bynum 1-2 0-0 2, Fisher 3-6 0-1 6, Bryant 10-22 7-8 33, Odom 5-10 0-1 10, Vujacic 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 2-5 1-1 5, Farmar 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 32-71 18-22 89. BOSTON (96) Pierce 7-12 5-7 19, Garnett 5-13 3-3 13, Perkins 3-5 0-0 6, Rondo 5-15 0-2 10, R.Allen 4-11 4-4 12, Davis 7-10 4-4 18, Wallace 1-5 0-0 3, T.Allen 1-4 1-1 3, Robinson 4-8 2-2 12, Daniels 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-83 19-23 96. L.A. Lakers 16 29 17 27 — 89 Boston 19 23 18 36 — 96 3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 7-20 (Bryant 6-11, Farmar 1-2, Odom 0-1, Artest 0-1, Gasol 0-1, Brown 0-1, Vujacic 0-1, Fisher 0-2), Boston 3-12 (Robinson 2-4, Wallace 1-1, T.Allen 0-1, Rondo 0-1, Pierce 0-1, R.Allen 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—L.A. Lakers 42 (Artest, Odom 7), Boston 51 (Perkins 7). Assists—L.A. Lakers 13 (Artest, Gasol 3), Boston 15 (Pierce 5). Total Fouls— L.A. Lakers 23, Boston 21. Technicals—Robinson, Wallace. A—18,624 (18,624).

soccer 2010 World Cup FIRST ROUND

GROUP A Today’s Games At Johannesburg South Africa vs. Mexico, 9 a.m. At Cape Town, South Africa Uruguay vs. France, 1:30 p.m. June 16 At Pretoria, South Africa South Africa vs. Uruguay, 1:30 p.m. June 17 At Polokwane, South Africa Mexico vs. France, 1:30 p.m. June 22 At Rustenburg, South Africa Mexico vs. Uruguay, 9 a.m. At Bloemfontein, South Africa France vs. South Africa, 9 a.m. ——— GROUP B Saturday’s Games At Port Elizabeth, South Africa South Korea vs. Greece, 6:30 a.m. At Johannesburg Argentina vs. Nigeria, 9 a.m. June 17 At Johannesburg Argentina vs. South Korea, 6:30 a.m. At Bloemfontein, South Africa Nigeria vs. Greece, 9 a.m. June 22 At Durban, South Africa Nigeria vs. South Korea, 1:30 p.m. At Polokwane, South Africa Greece vs. Argentina, 1:30 p.m. ——— GROUP C Saturday’s Games At Rustenburg, South Africa England vs. United States, 1:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games At Polokwane, South Africa Algeria vs. Slovenia, 6:30 a.m. June 18 At Johannesburg United States vs. Slovenia, 9 a.m. At Cape Town, South Africa England vs. Algeria, 1:30 p.m. June 23 At Port Elizabeth, South Africa Slovenia vs. England, 9 a.m. At Pretoria, South Africa United States vs. Algeria, 9 a.m. ——— GROUP D Sunday’s Games At Pretoria, South Africa Serbia vs. Ghana, 9 a.m. At Durban, South Africa Germany vs. Australia, 1:30 p.m. June 18 At Port Elizabeth, South Africa Germany vs. Serbia, 6:30 a.m. June 19 At Rustenburg, South Africa Australia vs. Ghana, 9 a.m. June 23 At Johannesburg Ghana vs. Germany, 1:30 p.m. At Nelspruit, South Africa Australia vs. Serbia, 1:30 p.m. ——— GROUP E June 14 At Johannesburg Netherlands vs. Denmark, 6:30 a.m. At Bloemfontein, South Africa Japan vs. Cameroon, 9 a.m. June 19 At Durban, South Africa Netherlands vs. Japan, 6:30 a.m. At Pretoria, South Africa Denmark vs. Cameroon, 1:30 p.m. June 24 At Rustenburg, South Africa Denmark vs. Japan, 1:30 p.m. At Cape Town, South Africa Cameroon vs. Netherlands, 1:30 p.m. ——— GROUP F June 14 At Cape Town, South Africa Italy vs. Paraguay, 1:30 p.m. June 15 At Rustenburg, South Africa New Zealand vs. Slovakia, 6:30 a.m. June 20 At Bloemfontein, South Africa Paraguay vs. Slovakia, 6:30 a.m. At Nelspruit, South Africa Italy vs. New Zealand, 9 a.m.

At Johannesburg Slovakia vs. Italy, 9 a.m. At Polokwane, South Africa Paraguay vs. New Zealand, 9 a.m. ——— GROUP G June 15 At Port Elizabeth, South Africa Ivory Coast vs. Portugal, 9 a.m. At Johannesburg Brazil vs. North Korea, 1:30 p.m. June 20 At Johannesburg Brazil vs. Ivory Coast, 1:30 p.m. June 21 At Cape Town, South Africa North Korea vs. Portugal, 6:30 a.m. June 25 At Durban, South Africa Portugal vs. Brazil, 9 a.m. At Nelspruit, South Africa North Korea vs. Ivory Coast, 9 a.m. ——— GROUP H June 16 At Nelspruit, South Africa Honduras vs. Chile, 6:30 a.m. At Durban, South Africa Spain vs. Switzerland, 9 a.m. June 21 At Port Elizabeth, South Africa Switzerland vs. Chile, 9 a.m. At Johannesburg Spain vs. Honduras, 1:30 p.m. June 25 At Pretoria, South Africa Chile vs. Spain, 1:30 p.m. At Bloemfontein, South Africa Switzerland vs. Honduras, 1:30 p.m.

golf PGA Tour Schedule April 29-May 2 — Quail Hollow Championship (Rory McIlroy) May 6-9 — THE PLAYERS Championship (Tim Clark) May 13-16 — Valero Texas Open (Adam Scott) May 20-23 — HP Byron Nelson Championship (Jason Day) May 27-30 — Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (Zach Johnson) June 3-6 — the Memorial Tournament (Justin Rose) June 10-13 — St. Jude Classic, Memphis, Tenn. June 17-20 — U.S. Open Championship, Pebble Beach, Calif. June 24-27 — Travelers Championship, Cromwell, Conn. July 1-4 — AT&T National, Newtown Square, Pa. July 8-11 — John Deere Classic, Silvis, Ill. July 15-18 — The Open Championship, St. Andrews, Scotland July 15-18 — Reno-Tahoe Open, Reno, Nev. July 22-25 — RBC Canadian Open, Etobicoke, Ontario July 29-Aug. 1 — The Greenbrier Classic, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

PGA Tour FedExCup Leaders Through June 6 Rank Name Pts Money 1. Ernie Els..............................1,541 $3,460,341 2. Jim Furyk.............................1,391 $2,744,070 3. Phil Mickelson.....................1,386 $2,896,719 4. Anthony Kim........................1,215 $2,518,521 5. Ben Crane...........................1,139 $2,262,176 6. Tim Clark.............................1,125 $2,585,350 7. Robert Allenby.....................1,061 $2,394,057 8. Dustin Johnson....................1,052 $2,135,190 9. Steve Stricker......................1,050 $2,152,754 10. Camilo Villegas..................1,013 $2,159,215 11. Matt Kuchar.......................1,009 $2,103,700 12. Rickie Fowler...................... 990 $1,983,941 13. Justin Rose......................... 969 $1,887,748

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: 8-9-7 La. Pick 4: 4-6-5-8 Easy 5: 7-17-18-19-28 La. Lotto: 3-10-14-19-21-34 Powerball: 14-22-27-32-49 Powerball: 5; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-6-5 La. Pick 4: 3-9-7-4 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

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

Braves blow big lead, but still beat D-backs PHOENIX (AP) — Bobby Cox said a long goodbye to Arizona’s Chase Field. For almost four hours, he watched his Braves build a big lead, blow it, then break it open again for an 11-7 victory on Thursday. “That was a hard game to enjoy, it really was,” said the longtime manager who will retire at the end of the season. “It would never end. ... That would have been a tough one to swallow if we lost.” After the Braves blew a five-run lead, Brooks Conrad scrambled home to break a ninth-inning tie, banging into catcher John Hester while diving headfirst across the plate. “He was kind of blocking the plate,” Conrad said. “A situation like that you’ve got to do anything you can to score that run. So my thought process was if the ball beat me, I’d try to do something to jar it loose. He got the ball right in the web and I pretty much got there at the same time.” The speedy Conrad hit for David Ross, who had a double, single and two RBIs. Conrad singled, stole second and beat right fielder Justin Upton’s throw after pinch-hitter Brian McCann’s one-out single off closer Chad Qualls (1-3). “For only playing one inning, he got dirty,” Cox said. Jason Heyward and Eric Hinske also had RBI singles off Qualls. A sacrifice fly by Troy Glaus off Carlos Rosa capped the late burst. Atlanta matched its season high with 16 hits yet still left 12 on base for a total of 47. The Diamondbacks struck out 16 times, a season high for them

mlb and for Braves pitchers. Arizona batters have struck out 570 times in 61 games, by far the most in the majors. “We’re long past it being a concern,. The more we talk about it, the more it happens, I think,” said Arizona manager A.J. Hinch, who added a big understatement. “Probably lineup-wise we strike out a significantly amount more than we should.” Reliever Jonny Venters’ throwing error on what should have been an inningending double play set up a three-run double by ex-Brave Kelly Johnson in the eighth that tied it at 7. Peter Moylan (3-1) got the final out of the eighth for the win. He was on the mound when outfielders Nate McLouth and Heyward collided on a game-winning inside-the-park home run by Gerardo Parra in Wednesday night’s 2-1 loss. Arizona loaded the bases in the ninth against Billy Wagner, but Rusty Ryal and pinch hitter Chris Snyder struck out to end it. Atlanta leadoff batter Martin Prado reached five times on three hits and two walks. Tommy Hanson, looking for his fourth straight win, had a 7-2 lead when he left after 51⁄3 innings. Asked if Hanson throwing a season-high 121 pitches had anything to do with umpire Angel Hernandez’s challenging strike zone, Cox said, “It was rough. That’s all I’ve got to say.”

Celtics Continued from Page B1. good. And that was fine with them. “I don’t think guys really care and that’s why we’re here, it really is,” Rivers said. “(Rajon) Rondo and the rest of them, they were begging me to keep guys in. ‘Don’t take them out! Don’t take them out!’ It was great. That’s the loudest I’ve seen our bench, and it was the starters cheering from the bench.” Garnett and Pierce didn’t rejoin Allen on the court until there was 2:51 left. Bryant scored 10 of the Lakers’ last 12 points, hitting

all three free throws to make it 92-86 after he was fouled attempting a 3-pointer with 1:08 left. But then Rondo stole a pass from Bryant and took it the length of the court for a layup that made it an eightpoint lead with 32 seconds left. And this time, the reserves were cheering for the starters. “All I’m thinking about is, ‘Let’s win,”’ Davis said. “I’m not thinking about anything else. I’m not even thinking about Kobe making all these shots, worried about this or worried about that. “

USC Continued from Page B1. shambles. “The real issue here is if you have high-profile players that your enforcement staff has to monitor ... it is extremely likely that the people who are receiving these interactions outside the institution are going to receive a bigger reward,” said Paul Dee, chairman of the NCAA’s committee on infractions. “So higher-profile players require higherprofile monitoring.” With pointed language, the NCAA said in its report that USC’s oversight of its top athletes ran contrary to the fundamental principles of amateur sports. In a particular slap to the Hollywood-friendly Trojans football team, the NCAA banned most non-essential people from attending practice or standing on the sidelines during games, a favorite pastime of actor Will Ferrell and other wealthy alumni. “Elite athletes in high profile sports with obvious great future earnings potential may see themselves as something apart from other student-athletes and the general student population,” the NCAA report said. “Institutions need to assure that their treatment on campus does not feed into such a perception.” The coaches who presided over the alleged misdeeds — football’s Pete Carroll and

basketball’s Tim Floyd — left USC in the past year. USC reacted with uniform outrage to the harshness of the sanctions, promising an appeal. “I’m absolutely shocked and disappointed in the findings of the NCAA,” Carroll said in a video statement produced by the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, who hired him in January. “I never thought it would come to this.” The penalties include the loss of 30 football scholarships over three years and vacating 14 victories in which Bush played from December 2004 through the 2005 season. USC beat Oklahoma in the BCS title game on Jan. 4, 2005, and won 12 games during Bush’s Heismanwinning 2005 season, which ended with a loss to Texas in the 2006 BCS title game. Bill Hancock, the executive director of the BCS, said a committee will meet to consider vacating USC’s 2004 championship. While no action would go into effect until USC’s appeals are heard by the NCAA, Hancock said there would be no 2004 champion if USC’s victory is vacated. “I take the same stance as our university,” new football coach Lane Kiffin said. “There is some guilt, but the punishment is too severe. That’s why the appeal process is taking place.”


Revolutionary rivalry for U.S. American team faces Wayne Rooney and England IRENE, South Africa (AP) — To beat England, the United States has to stop a player who in real life had the kind of season usually seen only in video games. Wayne Rooney scored five goals this season against Jozy Altidore’s Hull, and three against Jonathan Spector’s West Ham. He had two against Clint Dempsey’s Fulham, and one each against Marcus Hahnemann’s Wolverhampton and Brad Guzan’s Aston Villa. “To be honest, we’re under no illusions. We’re going to have to be at our best to beat a player like him, or to even match a player like him,” American defender Jay DeMerit said Tuesday, four days before the big game. Rooney, the 24-year-old star of Manchester United and England’s national team, was a whirlwind this season. His 26 Premier League goals were second behind Didier Drogba’s 29. He had five more in the European Champions League and two in the League Cup. On Jan. 23 alone, he had four goals against Hull. He has long been a star, but never before had he put together a season like this. “He’s revered. People think of him as a sporting god, and they should,” U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard said. “He’s amazing, quite simply, and he does all the things that a striker needs to do, and he does them great. And that’s why he’s considered the best one or two players in the world.” Howard kept Rooney from scoring in two games this season, helping Everton gain a league split with Manchester United. He hasn’t allowed a goal to Rooney in four club and two national team matches, although Everton went 1-2-1 and the U.S. 0-2. Dempsey also had big games against United, with Fulham shutting out the Red Devils at Craven Cottage to win Premier League matches in each of the last two seasons. “We stayed compact defensively. We had two solid backs of four and, you know, we picked and choosed our moments when to get forward,” Dempsey said. “The U.S., we play similar to, or try to play similar to how we do at Fulham.” A 5-foot-10 musclebound dynamo of strength and pace, Rooney has 25 goals in 60 appearances for England. He’s known for his temper — he was ejected for stomping on Ricardo Carvalho’s groin as England lost to Portugal in the 2006 World Cup quarterfinals. But he hasn’t been tossed since United lost at Fulham in March 2009, when he was given his second yellow card of the match for throwing a ball.

The associated press

U.S. national soccer coach Bob Bradley speaks to the team during training at Pilditch Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa Tuesday.

U.S. roster

England’s Wayne Rooney races against Platinum Stars’ Miro during a training match at the Moruleng stadium in Moruleng, South Africa.

world cup On TV 1:30 p.m. Saturday ABC U.S. vs. England “Maturity is one of the final parts of a player’s development,” United manager Alex Ferguson said. “You can’t have it at 16. You can’t have it at 18. You can’t have it at 21. You have to wait until the mid-20s before they get that authority, timing and maturity that those qualities bring. And I think what we’re seeing with Wayne is quite interesting. There were signs last season that maturity was coming to his game, but not all the time. That’s what sometimes, you get with young players.” Rooney’s increased maturity on the field and ability to temper his temper was echoed by defender Rio Ferdinand, his England and Manchester United teammate. “I don’t see Wazza having a problem disciplinary-wise at the World Cup at all,” Ferdinand, said. “Wayne’s disciplinary record has been magnificent over the last couple of years, since the incident in Germany. He’s done so well to get where he is now.” Still, Rooney received a

Vikings Continued from Page B1. volunteer coach Brad Babb. “What Josh wants us do is to identify nine or 10 guys who can contribute next season. We have a very large incoming junior class, so it’s important for us to find guys behind that class because we are going to need them in the next couple of years.” Babb said the younger Vikings have responded. They are 4-2 after sweeping St. Al Thursday. “We split with Brandon and Quitman and we got two today. We pitched Devon Bell and Willie Thomas in the first game and in the second game, we had Zach Boyd and Tyler Gore. Our hitting has been sporadic. We’re getting near the stage where we are driving the ball better. It’s been hard for them to go from facing pitchers at 85 mph down to 75 mph this summer. They’ve got to learn

to stay back,” Babb said. The Vikings junior varsity will likely play 25 games this summer concluding with the Madison Central Tournament. The Flashes will probably play the same number. They lost two close games to Hillcrest 3-2 and 7-6 on Tuesday at Bazinsky Field. “The main thing with us is to get guys some playing time. We’re coming along okay,” Weaver said. Weaver, who sat out this season as Hinds won the MACJC title, said he’s learned a lot under Hinds coach Sam Temple. “I haven’t had to use but one of Coach Temple’s speeches. I’ve actually enjoyed coaching these guys, but I don’t know if I want to do this as a profession,” Weaver said with a laugh.

yellow card Monday as England beat the local Platinum Stars 3-0 in an exhibition. Referee Jeff Selogilwe claimed Rooney swore at him. “He is a good player when you see him on the TV, but when you see him on the pitch, he just keeps on insulting the referees,” Selogilwe said. “To me it looks like Rooney insults people and fouls other players. If he insults a referee like me, then he will use that vulgar language to other referees as well.” Five days shy of his 17th birthday, Rooney became the youngest scorer in Premier League history when he connected for Everton against Arsenal in October 2002. He moved on to Manchester

• 1 Tim Howard • 2 Jonathan Spector • 3 Carlos Bocanegra • 4 Michael Bradley • 5 Oguchi Onyewu • 6 Steve Cherundolo • 7 DaMarcus Beasley • 8 Clint Dempsey • 9 Herculez Gomez • 10 Landon Donovan • 11 Stuart Holden • 12 Jonathan Bornstein • 13 Ricardo Clark • 14 Edson Buddle • 15 Jay DeMerit • 16 José Torres • 17 Jozy Altidore • 18 Brad Guzan • 19 Maurice Edu • 20 Robbie Findley • 21 Clarence Goodson • 22 Benny Feilhaber • 23 Marcus Hahnemann United for the 2004-05 season, and this year became one of the dominating players in Europe. American players are concerned about limiting Rooney’s scoring, not his fiery nature. Still, they wouldn’t mind if Brazilian referee Carlos Simon disciplined him. Simon issued five yellow cards during Italy’s 2-0 victory over Ghana in the first round of the 2006 World Cup, eight more in Spain’s 3-1 win over Tunisia, and four yellows and a red as Germany beat Sweden 2-0 in the second round. “Ultimately you try to make his day difficult,” DeMerit said of Rooney.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Kiss the Girls” — After escaping from a serial killer, a doctor, Ashley Judd, helps police and a forensic psychologist, Morgan Freeman, track the madman./9 on Bravo n SPORTS College baseball — State rivals collide in the NCAA Super Regionals as Miami faces Florida in Gainesville./6 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Past Life” — When an insurance company executive begins exhibiting strange behavior, the team realizes he is having an out-of-body experi- Ashley Judd ence./7 on Fox

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Gene Wilder, actor, 77; Frank Beard, ZZ Top musician, 61; Donnie Van Zant, rock singer, 58; Peter Bergman, actor, 57; Hugh Laurie, actor, 51; Shia LaBeouf, actor, 24. n DEATHS Robert B. Radnitz — An English teacher who went on to produce family movies including “Sounder” and “Island of the Blue Dolphins” has died at his Malibu home. He was 85. His wife, Pearl, said Radnitz died Sunday from complications of a stroke he suffered 14 years ago. Radnitz became known for developing family movies starting in 1959 with “A Dog of Flanders.” Many were based on children’s literature including “Misty” in 1961. He went on to produce nearly a dozen such films, some in partnership with toy maker Mattel. In 1973, the Los Angeles Times called Radnitz “the only successful American maker of children’s films outside the gates of Walt Disney films.” Radnitz’ is survived by his wife of 23 years. Christine Johnson Smith ­— The singer who originated the role of Nettie Fowler in the Rogers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel” when it debuted on Broadway in 1945 has died. Smith was 98. Glenn Funeral Home said she died Wednesday at her home in Owensboro, Ky. She was a native of Hopkinsville and studied in Tennessee at the Nashville Conservatory of Music before moving to New York in 1937. She debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in 1943 before taking the role in “Carousel.” She married Dr. Robert W. Smith in 1949 and returned to Kentucky to raise a family. She is survived by two daughters.


Stuart marker to be unveiled July 25 The second marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail will be unveiled in Philadelphia on July 25 on the block where Marty Stuart bought his first guitar. The marker will be placed at the corner of Byrd Avenue and Main Street near the Jordan and White law office. Tourism officials said Stuart wanted the marker to be unveiled during the Neshoba County Marty Stuart Fair and placed at that location. Stuart bought his first guitar at Turner Hardware on Main Street and his mom worked at the Bank of Philadelphia, which was on that corner at the time. Stuart was born in Philadelphia on Sept. 30, 1958.

DA rejects charges against Knight Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to file assault charges against Marion “Suge” Knight but are asking police to investigate further. Los Angeles police had sought assault with a deadly weapon charges against the former rap mogul after Knight’s May 20 arrest for allegedly pointing a gun at a man. Knight was released hours after his arrest after posting $65,000 bail. Los Angeles County District Attorney’s spokes- Marion “Suge” Knight woman Jane Robison said prosecutors rejected filing the charges Thursday. An after-hours message left for Knight’s attorney, Marc Brumer, was not immediately returned. Brumer had denied a confrontation ever happened or that Knight was carrying a gun.

Judge mulls Johnson stalker case A judge has yet to render a verdict in a case against a man accused of stalking Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, but indicated the suspect’s alleged actions weren’t innocent. In rejecting a defense motion to dismiss charges against Robert O’Ryan, Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor determined the Florida native’s efforts to meet Johnson raised doubts. “I have to conclude that Mr. O’Ryan ... engaged in actions not simply of a man trying to win over, or woo, a girl,” Pastor said. The judge’s remarks came after three days testimony and evidence that detailed how O’Ryan drove last March from Florida to Los Angeles in the hopes of meeting Johnson, who was competing on “Dancing with the Stars.”


Cops: Suspect tried to sell GPS to owner A Connecticut man who appeared at a courthouse to answer a larceny charge broke into several cars in front of the building, took a GPS unit and inadvertently tried to sell it to its owner, police said. Police said the arrest of 50-year-old Thomas Peno Wednesday was his 40th. When he tried to sell the GPS to its owner, an argument ensued, and a bystander called police. He has been taken into custody by judicial marshals. Peno was being held on $25,000 bail and is to be arraigned Thursday on charge of burglary, larceny and breach of peace.


Dance competition

Ballet event draws dancers to Mississippi By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — South African Andile Ndlovu abruptly ended a series of pirouettes and stood as stone in front of a mirrored wall. He’s preparing for his first performance at the USA International Ballet Competition, an Olympic-style event every four years in the heart of America’s South. He’s chosen his repertoire: the comedy “La Fille mal gardee,” along with the love stories “Le Corsaire” and “Raymonda.” “I’ve never competed in an American competition. I want to come here and do my best. I don’t want to be at the bottom,” said Ndlovu, a 22-year-old with a slight, muscular build who is an apprentice at the Washington Ballet. Ndlovu is one of more than 100 competitors from 31 countries, many of whom have spent months preparing in hopes of winning medals and contracts to boost their careers. Th e c o mp e t i t i o n h a s launched the careers of such artists as Cuban-born Jose Manuel Carreno, now at the American Ballet Theatre in New York, and Rasta Thomas, who founded the company Bad Boys of Dance. Thomas’ company will perform its fusion of ballet, hip-hop, gymnastics and martial arts at opening ceremonies Saturday. The young competitors take the stage this weekend at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson. They rehearse alone or in groups in studios at Belhaven University, a private school with a grassy, picturesque campus near downtown. The dancers sweat to a pianist’s accompaniment as they practice plies, fouettes and arabesques, blurring the line between artist and athlete. Constantine Allen, 16, an American who attends the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, said he fell in love with ballet after his mother took him to see a per-

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Competitors for the USA International Ballet Competition work on their leaps during

a daily dance class at Belhaven University in Jackson.

Regina Palomar Oetling, 25, of Mexico, checks the production board to see when she is scheduled to dance at Belhaven University in Jackson. formance of “Cats.” “The ability all the dancers had to do unhumanly things was intriguing, and I wanted to put myself on that level,” said Allen, who started dancing at 10. Ji Young Chae, 17, of Seoul, South Korea, has competed in previous ballet events, but she said she’s still always nervous before a performance. “But once I’m on stage, I’m comfortable and confident,” Chae said through an interpreter. “I’m the only ballerina

in my family.” The USA IBC is the United States’ official international ballet competition. Dancers compete for medals, cash awards, company contracts and scholarships. There are junior and senior divisions in the two-week competition that ends June 27. USA IBC Executive Director Sue Lobrano said one-year dance contracts will be offered from Miami City Ballet, Ballet San Jose, Columbia (S.C.) City Ballet, Kansas City Ballet,

Nashville Ballet and The Washington Ballet. She added that ticket sales have been strong for this year’s event. The judges come from 13 countries, including Spain, Russia, South Africa, Australia, South Korea, Latvia and Finland. Lobrano said the event has taken place in Jackson since 1979, and is one of the oldest international competitions. Arthur Mitchell, founding artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem, is the honorary chairman of this year’s event and will address the crowd Saturday night, Lobrano said. Ndlovu said Mitchell is among those who inspired his decision to pursue ballet. He began ballroom and Latin American dancing at age 11, but then decided to take a new direction when he was 16. He knows a win at the USA IBC could lead to bigger things. Even without a medal, the USA IBC experience will be worth it, Ndlovu said. “I just want to be on the stage and do my best and show the world I’m here,” he said.

Conan O’Brien drops needle on vinyl record NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Conan O’Brien may have missed his calling. The once and future late night television host laid down a scorching rockabillyflavored set Thursday night at Jack White’s Third Man Records and plans to release a vinyl album of the show. “This is probably the most fun I’ve had in show business,” a sweat-soaked O’Brien told a crowd of about 300 before launching into a fiery finale of Eddie Cochran’s “Twenty Flight Rock” with White. O’Brien has been riding a bus around the country with his band on “The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour,” a music- and comedy-filled variety show, while waiting for his new hosting gig at TBS to start. He left “The Tonight Show” earlier this year after NBC reinstalled former host Jay Leno. O’Brien ripped through a rockin’ set with his ace band behind him and The Cocettes singing backup. White, the leader of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather, introduced O’Brien as “a rockabilly legend in the making.” White’s Third Man Records has a concert space

Conan O’Brien as well as reel-to-reel recording equipment. O’Brien wore all black, his unemployment beard and a light blue Fender electric guitar. He was comfortable and confident, using the kind of salty language you can’t get away with on TV as he joked about himself, White and members of his band. He told the audience that in six months he’s gone from hosting “the greatest franchise in television history” to touring the country in a bus to making a vinyl record. “I’m going back in time,” he joked. “Next week I’ll be playing Vaudeville and then I’m going to be a steamboat captain.” O’Brien played it straight

on about half his songs, leading the band through strong renditions of several classics, though he did add comedic lyrics to a handful of songs. He opened the set with Elvis Presley’s “Blue Moon,” burned through The Stray Cats’ “Rock This Town” and laid a comedy routine about his middle class upbringing over Presley’s “Poke Salad Annie.” The redheaded host used The Redheaded Stranger Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again” to poke fun at his situation, singing, “My old show again/I just can’t wait to get my old show again.” He changed the next chorus to, “Off the road again, dear God please get me off the road again,” before finishing the song with, “Thank you TBS for giving me a show.” One of the night’s highlights was his version of Radiohead’s “Creep,” which he sang with an exaggerated British accent. “This is the only way I can sing Thom Yorke songs, as a 19th-century chimney sweep with a top hat and a smudge on my cheek,” O’Brien said. A few bars in, White trotted on stage with a top hat,

which O’Brien wore through the song. “That was so stupid,” he said. Midway through the set O’Brien had soaked through his shirt and his hands were too wet to hold his guitar pick. His trademark curlicue widow’s peak was a wild mess. O’Brien and White announced “something special” through Internet postings and a line of at least 1,000 people wrapped around the block and far up the street, even though only the first 300 were allowed into the show. O’Brien greeted the crowd when he showed up for soundcheck and White tossed bottles of water to fans from the roof of Third Man on a day when temperatures reached into the high 90s. The first people in line showed up 24 hours before the show, and the alley behind the studio had a party atmosphere, with beer bottles and pizza boxes scattered around. “This means everything to me. This was so cool,” O’Brien said before leaving the stage to chants of “Coco, Coco!” O’Brien’s next stop is Bonnaroo this weekend.

Coleman’s ex seeks estate SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The ex-wife of Gary Coleman filed a petition on Thursday in a Utah court to be appointed as the special administrator of the former child actor’s estate. The petition filed in 4th District Court in Provo said even though Coleman and Shannon Price were divorced in August 2008, she is still his common law wife and that she should be the one to make funeral arrangements. It wasn’t publicly known that the two were divorced until after his death.

The divorce papers were sealed in Utah courts. Price referred to Coleman as her husband when she Shannon called 911 on Price May 26, saying the actor had fallen and was bleeding severely from the back of his head. Coleman died May 28 after suffering a brain hemorrhage.




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Commuter feels torn between boss, closer job Dear Abby: I am 23 years old and I adore my job and my boss. There is only one problem — I must commute more than an hour each way, and the drive (especially with gas prices these days) is killing me. I have been with the company for more than a year, and I recently heard that the parent corporation is hiring for a position similar to mine in the town that I live in. I desperately want to apply for the transfer, but I have no idea how to approach the subject with my boss, since I feel I owe her so much. She hired me for the position when I was fresh out of college with absolutely no experience. Abby, help me! How do I ask to leave a job that I love? — Satisfied Employee in Valdosta, Ga. Dear Employee: You are confusing a business relationship with one that is personal. You are also not the first person to want to leave a job because the commute is tiring and expensive.



Go to your boss, tell her you heard a position is opening up close to home, and that you would like to transfer for the reasons you told me. Then ask if she will put in a good word for you. When she hears why you want to be closer to home, I’m sure she’ll do it. Dear Abby: My boyfriend, “Jonah,” and I share a loving and fun relationship. Apparently, I am better than average looking. I know this because people constantly ask my boyfriend, “Wow, how did you get her?” or, “Man, you must pay her to date you!” I always give Jonah hugs and tell him how attracted I am to him, which is true. My problem is the attention I’ve been receiving has started to affect HIM. Now he makes


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Teaming up with another in a joint endeavor can be quite a success for you in the year ahead, provided it is not with a person with whom you’re involved socially. In this instance, business and pleasure will not be a good mix. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Compliance from subordinates is far more likely if your persona is not arrogant or too demanding. Regardless of to whom you are talking, make sure you are respectable. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Even if something on which you’re working has some complications that pop up, remain calm. You could easily make things worse if you lose your cool. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Take extra care not to place yourself in a material position where you depend upon wishful thinking to resolve things. All financial matters must be treated realistically. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Don’t try to win a battle using procedures or tactics that others find to be offensive. It won’t resolve anything, but it most assuredly will make matters worse by escalating things. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If everything is not perfect, remember having a good attitude about it can overcome or at the very least modify adverse conditions and take some of the sting out of things for you. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Take your magnifying glass off the shortcomings of others if you don’t want anybody to dwell on yours. Remember, in the end all of us are treated in the same manner as we treat others. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Regardless of any inconvenience to you, if someone who recently assisted you in a significant way requests a favor of you, do all that you can to comply. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Most of the obstacles with which you may have to contend will actually be more in your mind than real. Reset your pessimism button to read success. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Although you will be open and friendly to everybody, nevertheless be extremely selective as to whom you take into your confidence. The wrong person can cause trouble. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — You might have to use your talents for transformation and rejuvenation in order to re-establish a relationship that is now showing signs of wear and tear. Aries (March 21-April 19) — As long as other participants’ objectives are in harmony with yours, things will go well for you. Try not to get hooked up with a malcontent who will only generate static. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — If you’re not careful you could easily let expenditures exceed your limit, so it’s best to steer clear of anything that tempts you to spend beyond your means. It will cause grief when the bills come in.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’d like to respond to the mother who uses corporal punishment (spanking, whipping) as a form of discipline for her children. She says that the Good Book tells her that if you “spare the rod, you’ll spoil the child.” I’d like to inform this parent that the famous saying, “Spare the rod, spoil the child” cannot be found anywhere in the Bible. I find it hard to believe that our Lord would inflict pain on a child. I’m glad you, too, are against corporal punishment as a form of discipline. I have three well-adjusted, bright and highly honorable children ages 12 to 17. I can honestly say that I have been a strict disciplinarian without ever having inflicted pain on their young bodies. — Mother, Goshen, Ind. Mother: I have received several letters stating that, “Spare the rod, spoil the child” is not a Bible verse, but in Proverbs, several verses refer to the rod as a form of discipline. I choose to believe that “the rod” is meant as a metaphor for discipline itself, not the literal method of administering it. Dr. Wallace: I’m 15 and baby-sit for a neighbor. I love doing it and I earn about $30 a week. My parents are forcing me to put all of it in the bank to save for my college education. I think saving is important, but I also need spending money because I don’t get an allowance. I would like to save 50 percent of my earnings and spend the other 50 percent for things I need or want. Both parents encouraged me to write to you for your opinion on this “problem,” and they would accept it if it was in my favor. Pretty please, vote for me. — Nameless, Crown Point, Ind. Nameless: I vote for you, not because of the “pretty please,” but because I feel it’s more than fair. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

comments about how fat he is (he’s not), or that his skin is bad (everyone gets zits!), or that I should leave him for someone “better” looking. Abby, I love this man and want to marry him. How do I convince Jonah that he’s my hot, sexy boyfriend whom I love to pieces? — Hot Mama in Oregon Dear Hot Mama: I can’t script you, but when Jonah starts putting himself down, try something like this: “You’re not giving yourself — or me — enough credit. Life isn’t a beauty contest. You appeal to me on MANY levels, and your looks are just part of the reason I’m attracted to you. Those other men are jealous of what we have together, and none of them can hold a candle to you.” Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married for a year. It’s my second marriage and his first. Because we were unable to afford a wedding at the time, we married at the courthouse. We are now having a wed-

ding so we can share this with our family and friends. Some of our friends and family think we are wasting money or looking for gifts. We have not registered anywhere and have made no gift requests. Are we making a mistake? Should we simply have taken the money we’re spending on this special day and put it toward a trip for us? — Blushing Bride in Michigan Dear Blushing Bride: Your mistake may have been in calling your celebration a “wedding.” If you had called it a “renewal of vows with family and friends” it might have been more warmly received. As to whether you should have taken the money you’re spending and used it for a honeymoon, I think it’s a little late to be second-guessing yourself — don’t you?

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Endocrinologist helped woman with Paget’s Dear Dr. Gott: I am an 83-year-old woman. One of my many health problems is bone Paget’s disease. When I was 72, my left thigh bent so bad that it fractured. My left leg was also shorter, and I had to have a rod put in from my knee to my hip. That did not stop the disease, but it helped a lot with the pain. Then my leg got shorter again, and I was told my hipbone was bending as the left thigh did. I went to a new doctor, who put me on Actonel for 30 days. He said he was sure that I would be rid of the Paget’s, which I really could not believe. For the past two years, every blood test I have taken for alk phos has been below normal. I think normal is 119, and my last test was 84. My hip is still bent, but has not gotten any worse. I recommend anyone with Paget’s see an endocrinologist, and I hope they will get the same results as I did. Dear Reader: Paget’s disease of the bone commonly affects people as they age. It is seen in the skull, spine, pelvis, legs and arms and can be relatively isolated or widespread. We commonly think that once we reach our full height, bones stop growing. This is incorrect. Bone is in a constant state of renewing itself throughout our lives. Paget’s is a distortion of that normal breakdown and rebuilding pattern. In the early stages of the disease, bone breaks down faster than it can rebuild. As the disease progresses, the body generates new bone at a faster-than-normal rate. This results in pain, tingling, weakness and misshapen bones that can fracture easily. Fortunately, Paget’s is slow in progression. Diagnosis can be made through X-rays, bone scan or lab testing. Because many people don’t have any symptoms in the early stages, a physician might choose to order an alkaline-phosphatase test (the alk phos to which you refer) periodically on patients 40 and older. X-rays will indicate deformities, bone enlargement and areas of bone reabsorption with bowing — all characteristic of Paget’s. A bone scan can determine which bones are affected. This test can identify Paget’s even before it can be seen by simple X-ray. Treatment, if indicated, might include oral or intravenous prescription medications. Oral forms appear well tolerated but carry the unwanted side effect of gastrointestinal irritation. In this instance, intravenous medications may be used but are generally not prescribed for more than six months because of resistance to one brand name over time. Switching to another drug in the same category is then recommended. Intolerance to bisphosphonates might be handled through calcitonin. This natu-


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rally occurring hormone works to regulate bone metabolism and is commonly administered via self-injection. Eat well and supplement your diet with 1,000 to 1,500 milligrams of calcium and between 600 and 800 IU of vitamin D daily. Take all precautions to avoid falls. And stick with your endocrinologist.


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JUNE 22, 2010

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Visit us online at 01. Legals FCC Notice On June 1st 2010 Lendsi Radio LLC owned by Lina H Jones filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for the purpose of transferring and assigning 50 percent of the ownership and managing control of WVBG FM to Marcus D Jones. Lendsi Radio LLC owns and operates WVBG FM 105.5 mhz, licensed to Redwood and serving Redwood and Vicksburg, Mississippi. A copy of the application, amendments and other related materials are on file for public inspection at 1102 Newit Vick Drive in Vicksburg. Publish: 6/10, 6/11, 6/17, 6/18(4t) LEGAL GRANTS (Block Grants) MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES Division of Community Services Legislative Public Hearing The Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Community Services will be conducting the Legislative Public Hearing on the Community Services Block Grant and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Programs under Title 26 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, as amended. The hearing for the 2011 programs is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the Drury Inn, 110 Highway 11 and 80, Meridian, Mississippi. The Community Services Block Grant provides funds for a range of activities to ameliorate the causes and effects of poverty. For Fiscal Year 2011, at least 90 percent of the funds allocated to the State through these grants will be contracted to non-profit community action agencies, migrant seasonal farm worker organizations or community-based organizations that meet the eligibility requirements as described in Section 675 of the Community Services Block Grant Act, as amended. The eligibility requirements for the program are outlined in the application process. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program assists eligible households to pay the costs of home energy bills and other energyrelated services, for example, wood, kerosene, electricity, gas, heaters, blankets, fans and air conditioners. For Fiscal Year 2011, at least 90 percent of the funds allocated to the State through these grants will be contracted to private, nonprofit, and public agencies designated in accordance with Public Law 97-35, as amended. The eligibility requirements for the program are outlined in the application process. Copies of the state plans are available at the Mississippi Department of Human Services by calling 601-3594768 or 1-800-421-0762. Inquiries, comments or suggestions regarding the block grant plan and/or eligibility requirements must be received on or before June 22, 2010 by the Division of Community Services, P. O. Box 352, Jackson, Mississippi 39205. Public comments will be reviewed before finalizing the 2011 State Plan for these programs. Publish: 6/4, 6/11(2t) BancorpSouth Loan No. ***5583 TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on October 29, 1997, Russell V. Puckett executed a Deed of Trust to B. Blake Teller, as Trustee for Merchants Bank, Beneficiary, predessor in interest to BancorpSouth Bank, which is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Book 1107 at Page 466; WHEREAS, on April 23, 2010, BancorpSouth Bank successor by merger to Merchants Bank, substituted Mark S. Mayfield as Trustee, in both Deeds of Trust as recorded in Book 1508 at Page 459; WHEREAS, there being a default in the terms and conditions of the Deed of Trust and entire debt secured having been declared to be due an payable in accordance with its terms, BancorpSouth Bank, the holder of the debt has requested the Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property pursuant to its terms in order to raise the sums due, with attorney's and trustee's fees, and expenses of sale; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark S. Mayfield, Trustee for said Deed of Trust, will on July 6, 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 west main door of the Warren County Courthouse located in Vicksburg, MS to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Warren County, MS, to-wit: That part of the Bobb Tract described as beginning in the West line of Cherry Street at a point that lies South a distance of 452.5 feet from the North face of the South curb of Belmont Street which point is also South a distance of 441 feet from the corner of the brick wall at the Southwest corner of Belmont and Cherry Streets and is also South a distance of 90.5 feet from the North curb of Letitia Alley, said point of beginning being the Northeast corner of the "Feld Homestead Lot" as referred to in the Deed from Hammer to Katzenmeyer as recorded in the Land Deed Records of Warren County, Mississippi in Deed Book 282 at Page 408 and also h l f b

01. Legals shown on plat of survey by Paul M. Polk as recorded in said Land Deed Records in Book 180 at Page 422; run thence from said point of beginning along the West line of Cherry Street South a distance of 120.43 feet to a point which is the Southwest corner of the Juliet B. Feld lot; run thence with a fence and the westerly projection thereof South 89 degrees 29 minutes West, a distance of 154.57 feet to a point in the corner of a concrete and wooden bulkhead, being the Western face of said concrete bulkhead; run thence with the said western face. There is excepted from the warranty of this conveyance so much of the above described land as lies west of a line drawn parallel with and 150 feet west of the west line of Cherry Street. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Trustee, with no warranties. Witness My Signature, this 7th day of June, 2010. _______________________ MARK S. MAYFIELD, Trustee Mark S. Mayfield, PLLC, Riverhill Tower Building, 1675 Lakeland Dr., Suite 306, Jackson, MS 39216, Phone 601-948-3590, Publish: 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2 (4t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPP IN RE: ESTATE OF ROBERT FULTON TAYLOR, DECEASED NO. 2010-073 PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters of Administration upon the Estate of Robert Fulton Taylor, deceased, having beengranted to the undersigned, on the 4th day of June, 2010, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said Estate to present the same to the Clerk of Said Court for probate and registration, according to law, within three (3) months from the first publication of this notice or they will be forever barred. This the 7th day of June, 2010 /s/ Reginald R. Taylor REGINALD R. TAYLOR ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT FULTON TAYLOR, DECEASED OF COUNSEL TRAVIS T. VANCE, JR. Attorney at Law 914 Grove Street Vicksburg, MS 39183 MSB No. 6085 Telephone No. (601)638-0046 Facsimile No. (601)638-1643 Publish: 6/11, 6/18, 6/25(3t)

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

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

06. Lost & Found

07. Help Wanted Hampton Heating and Air is hiring a Service Technician. Must have 5 years HVAC experence. Clean cut, presentable, Drug Free. Random Drug screenings. Must have valid driver’s license. Apply in person at 2102 Oak Street. 601-638-8141.


The Family Wellness Clinic is seeking a Family Nurse Practitioner. All interested applicants please submit curriculum vitae to 703B Farmer St., Port Gibson, MS 39150. Additional information, call 601-437-5668.

FOUND! TAN, MALE POMERANIAN. Woodland Animal Clinic, Rifle Range Road. Call 601-636-2319. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg LOST DOG! Golden Retriever. Oak Park area. Goes by Ray. 601-5297429. $100 Reward.

LOST KEYS! Set of keys lost on Gibson Road, Hoxie Road area, to Halls Ferry Road. If found, please call 601415-5992. $50 REWARD! 415-5992. WHEELCHAIR TAKEN FROM Wal-Mart 5/28. Nylon black seats, Rosenthal written on back rest and on handle, has metal foot rest. Please return to Wal-Mart. No questions asked. 601636-6475.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

**************************** Attention Students! SUMMER WORK -$15 Starting Pay -Flexible Schedules -Customer Sales/Service -All Ages 17+ Call NOW 601-501-4598 CONFEDERATE RIDGE APARTMENTS now accepting applications for Certified HVAC maintenance person. Experience is a must! Call 601-638-0102, for information.

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers 1207 Washington St. • 601-636-6413 Discover a new world of o p po rt unit y w it h

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

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

02. Public Service 4 ADORABLE KITTENS, free to good homes. 6 weeks old and litter trained. Very playful. Call 601-636-3123 or 601-831-3123. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

05. Notices “Credit problems? No problem!” No way. The Federal Trade Commission says no company can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

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

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

Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests


(non-medical facility)

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

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


601-638-7000 9 TO 5 MON.- FRI. ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

2339 N. Frontage Road, Vicksburg

Looking for a promising future in healthcare? Picture Yourself At

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

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••Pharmacist Medical Records Manager/Coder • Full-time PT, PTA, (BSNNurse Required) •Officer Registered • Clinical Liaison - RN OT, COTA RN- -Full ICUTime experience • •RN • 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


Friday, June 11, 2010

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

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

QUALITY CONTROL. EARN up to $100 per day! Evaluate retail stores, training provided, no experience required. Call 877-6999772.

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11. Business Opportunities I CAN IMPROVE your pasture to its maximum potential. Pull Soil Samples and Fertilize to your Specific Needs, Bush Hog, Plant Winter Grazing Crops, Noxious Weed Control. MSU B.S. Agronomy/ soils. FREE ESTIMATES. 662873-7279.

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


SERVICE TECHNICIAN NEEDED. ASE or GM training required. 5 day work week, Insurance and vacation provided. Contact Bob Anderson 601-638-1252. THE CEDAR GROVE Missionary Baptist (MB) Church is currently seeking a full time Pastor to provide strong, visionary and spiritual leadership to the congregation and community. Please send your resume to P.O. Box 821373, Vicksburg Ms. 39182, Attention Pastor Search Committee.

Highway 61 South


Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.

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


CALL 601-636-7535


AKC SHIBA INU puppies. Excellent temperament. $350 and $600. 318-466-5262. 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

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

17. Wanted To Buy CASH PAID FOR COINS, war relics, antique books and collectibles. Call 601618-2727. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

ANTIQUE AUCTION Sun. June 13th 1:00PM 1108 Washington St. Vicksburg, MS 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

Don’t send that lamp to the curb! Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light.

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

(Across from Coca-Cola Museum)

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

ARENDER FARM'S FRESH tomatoes $1 per pound. 935 Tucker Road. 601-636-3941.

K n K Farms

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.

CAPTAIN JACK'S SHRIMP Special! Frozen, headless, 5 pounds$24.99. Also Froglegs, Alligator, Crawfish Tails. Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 601-638-7001.

DISCOUNT FURNITURE BARN Take the scenic route to HOT SUMMER DEALS! Corner of Jackson & Levy


Warren Co Fresh Produce •Tomatoes•Squash •Zucchini•Cucumbers •Egg Plant•Peppers•Okra• Sweet Corn•Peas•Beans •Watermelon•Cantaloupe LOCALLY GROWN ORGANIC BLUEBERRIES. Will pick and deliver. $14 per gallon. Call Paul at 601-6189627.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique�

601-638-7191 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. GO GREEN! SAVE on gas! Increase gas mileage 7 percent 14 percent, for gas or diesel. Call for details, 601-629-6231.

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!

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

100 BRANDI LANE, off Oak Ridge, Saturday, 6am12 noon, Buckaroos Western Store clearance sale! Plus furniture, clothing, household miscellaneous, lots of everything!

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

318-207-6221 318-574-4572 Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters,

Live Crawfish $1.50/ lb Fresh Oysters C heapest Prices in Town

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

114 JENNIFER DRIVE -Off Freetown Road. Rain or Shine. Friday 7- until, Saturday 7-3. Recliner, Lifted Chair, walker, wheel chair, potty chair, strollers, Children- Adult clothes, shoes, books, household items, Cassette tapes, toys, lots of miscellaneous. 125 BROODWOOD DRIVE. Multi family. Large dog pen, school uniforms, children's clothes, toys, household miscellaneous. Saturday 7am- 12. 1718 EISENHOWER DRIIVE. Clothes, items, linens, miscellaneous. Friday 5pm- 8.

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

Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

Classifieds Really Work!

11. Business Opportunities

07. Help Wanted

K and K Crawfish

19. Garage & Yard Sales

11. Business Opportunities

2 FAMILY GARAGE SALE 492 Lakeside Drive. Saturday 7am- 12. Furniture, Lots of everything.

11. Business Opportunities

Call the Shelter for more information. HAVE A HEART, SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS! Look for us on Little OVER ONE year old. Chihuahua CKC registered male 3.8 pounds $250. CKC registered female 4.13 pounds $250. $400 pair. 601-218-9252.


14. Pets & Livestock

The Vicksburg Post

Foster a Homeless Pet!



Classifieds Really Go The Distance! Call

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S a l e s p e r s o n Wa n t e d

Teachers, stay-at-home parents, college students, nurses. . . they’re all delivering the newspaper in their spare time and earning extra income! It’s easy - and it’s a great way to earn extra cash.

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

! No Wonder Everybody’s Doing It

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

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BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY Score A Bullseye With One Of These Businesses! • Glass

• Construction

Barnes Glass


Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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

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

• Printing

• Signs


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




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

RICKEY’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions - Remodeling Decks - Sheet Rock House Painting, Interior/ Exterior - Power Washing 45 yrs. exp. • References 601-456-9763 601-618-9912

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


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• CLASSIFIEDS • 601-636-7355 • •

The Vicksburg Post

Friday, June 11, 2010

28. Furnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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

APARTMENT FOR RENT. 1 Bedroom Quiet Country setting. Includes all amenities plus washer and dryer. For appointments and applications Call 601456-6215. $400 monthly $100 deposit.

2007 16x80, one owner, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Walk in laundry,shingle roof, siding. Call 601-529-0381.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments 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.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

24. Business Services LARRY’S MAINTENANCE

2750 HIGHWAY 27, Apostolic Church of Vicksburg, Saturday, 7am- 12 noon. Inside yard sale, lots of everything, come see! 3 FAMILY YARD sale. Lots of home décor! Look for signs! 22 Brayden Lane off Highway 27, 5 miles from Clay Street, Saturday, 6am-12 noon.

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. DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response.

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. 504427-4071. 1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-1746. 1, 2 AND 3 bedroom units available. Phone 601-6360447 for information/ viewing. 8am-5pm.


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


HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES available. Call Stacey for more information at 601-618-0101. 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! 5915 FISHER FERRY Road. Don't miss a super hot Garage sale. Saturday 7am- 12. 889 DANA ROAD. Brown bag garage sale. Children clothes. 6 months- 16. Saturday 6am- 10. FRIDAY 2- 6:30pm. 106 Walnut Circle -Off Nailor Road. Trampoline, boy and girl clothes, toys, home décor, furniture, miscellaneous

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

MOVING SALE, PAST LeTourneau. HUGE LOT OF LP's and CD's. Nice antique dining table and chairs, bed, furniture. 10150 Highway 61 South, Lot 12. 6/8- 6/13. 601-618-3670.

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

SATURDAY 7am- 11.320 Warrenton Road. Clothes, school uniforms, Bowflex, window air conditioner. MOST ITEMS ONLY $1.00.

28. Furnished Apartments

STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. TOOLS AND ELECTRONIS, Child's dirt bike, utility trailer, and much more. 7am- until. 4566 Haleys Point. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation. YARD SALE SATURDAY 8am- 12. 159 Red Bone Road. Vicksburg, MS 39180.

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.

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

1 BEDROOM. FURNISHED, with utilities, washer/ dryer, wireless internet, cable, garage. $200 weekly. 601-638-1746. CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

No Utility Deposit Required

• Downtown Convenience to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos

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

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

1800 SQUARE FOOT on Highway 61 North. Close to River Region Hospital. For sale or lease. 601-218-2582.

Commodore Apartments


30. Houses For Rent

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. 61 South area, deposit required. 601-619-9789.

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


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

Call 601-218-0140 Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg


AUDUBON PLACE For those adults who like a safe community setting with the best neighbors in Vicksburg. Discount for Senior Citizens available

415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455


601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

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


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •


Fixer-Uppers for people with a plan!

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

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

Big River Realty

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.

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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent


HELP!!! My property listings in this ad keep selling! I need MORE LISTINGS! Give me a call to discuss putting your property on the market and IN THIS AD.

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

34. Houses For Sale

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

34. Houses For Sale



801 Clay Street • Vicksburg

2830 Drummond 4 bedroom 2 bath central air, 2000 square feet. Fenced back. Small garage. $840 monthly. 601-638-3974, 601-529-9800

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

34. Houses For Sale

Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

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


Member FDIC

JOHNSON PAINTING AND MORE Interior & Exterior Painting, Faux Finishing, Staining, Sealing, Power-washing, Drywall & Minor Carpentry. 601-634-8709 (Hm) 601-415-8554 (Cell)

INDOOR MOVING SALE. Rain or shine. Everything must go! Saturday 7am -11. 301 Lake Forest Drive.

33. Commercial Property


2517 OAK STREET. 2 bedrooms, all appliances, off street parking, storage building. $550 monthly, deposit required. 504-427-4071.

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

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


2150 South Frontage Road

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.

40. Cars & Trucks

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

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






601-636-0502 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

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

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

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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 Broker, GRI


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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

1994 WHITE DODGE INTREPID for sale. 601-2188183. Call anytime. 1995 FORD PICK UP. 4X4. Excellent condition. Well maintained. High Mileage. $3400. Call 601279-6210 or 601-540-1827 2002 MAZDA MIATA convertible. $8,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855. 2006 TOYOTA AVALON. 47,000 miles. $16,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855. 2007 JEEP WRANGLER. $19,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855. 2008 RED MAZDA C3. Hatchback touring package. Low mileage. Excellent condition. 601-661-0980. 2008 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER. $30,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855. 2009 FORD E-150 Van. 8,000 miles. $20,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855.

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

BOTTOM LINE AUTO SALES We finance with no credit check! Corner of Fisher Ferry Road and Jeff Davis Road. 601-529-1195. EASY FINANCING Look NO Further! 2002 Saturn L200 2004 Hyundai Elantra 2001 Chrysler Sebring 1999 Ford Expedition 1999 Ford Explorer

Gary’s Cars- Hwy 61 South For pre-approval

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments





601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333


• Rent Based On Income


108 TURNERVILLE ROAD • $184,500

Toll Free 1-866-238-8861

Do you know exactly what you want in a home? Do you long for unique surroundings that perfectly reflect your style?

Bradford Ridge Apartments

Find the home of your dreams in the Vicksburg Post Classifieds

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

40. Cars & Trucks

601-638-1102 * 601-415-3333


Quiet country living. This beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 full baths, bonus room with 1/2 bath, is located on 2 acres. This home features custom built 100 WINDY LAKE cabinets and bar, fireplace, covered deck with gas grill,CIRCLE above ground pool, and wired shop. Nice eat-in kitchen includes stainless steel gas stove, refrigerator, microwave oven and dishwasher. $184,500. MUST SEE!!!

Mindy Hall 601-631-4144



Friday, June 11, 2010

The Vicksburg Post



0% APR up to 72 Months or Rebates Up To $5000 2010 GMC Acadia

2010 GMC Sierra

2010 GMC Sierra

Equipped with SLE package, 3.6 L V6, 3rd row split bench seat and much more. #41188

Equipped with work truck package, cruise control, automatic transmission, air conditioner and much more. #41287

Equipped with skid plate, 4.8L V8, 1 year OnStar Safe & Sound package, HD trailering equipment, locking differential, handling trailering suspension and more. #41354

Regular Cab


35,105 $ Sale Price - 31,995 $ Rebates - 2,000 M.S.R.P. -





2010 GMC Terrain




2010 GMC Sierra

Ext. Cab 4 Wheel Drive SLE


34,520 $ Sale Price - 32,595 $ Rebates - 5,000 M.S.R.P. -


30,605 $ Sale Price - 28,895 $ Rebates - 5,000 SUMMER SELL DOWN!








38,065 $ Sale Price - 35,995 $ Rebates - 5,000 M.S.R.P. -



2010 GMC Yukon XL

2010 GMC Yukon SLT

0% APR

0% APR



60 Months

In Lieu of Rebate

In Lieu of Rebate

Equipped with white diamond paint, 2nd row bucket seats, SLT equip. pkg., heated front and 2nd row seats, pwr. operated lift gate, 2nd row power release seat and more. #41199

Equipped with 2nd row bucket seats, power sliding sunroof, heated front & 2nd row seats, rear seat entertainment, 20” polished aluminum wheels, SLT package and more. #41300


50,674 $ Sale Price - 47,795 $ Rebates - 3,000 M.S.R.P. -



44,795 27,595 0% FINANCING



Crew Cab 4 Wheel Drive

60 Months

Equipped with 4.8L V8, skid plate, HD trailering package, locking differential and more. #41278


Equipped with V8 engine, 1 year OnStar Safe and Sound, SLE preferred equipment package. #41281




Equipped with 6-way power seat, 5.3L V8 engine, HD cooling, locking differential, HD trailering equipment, SLE package, Z71 package and more. #41290




2010 GMC Sierra

M.S.R.P. -




35,630 $ Sale Price - 33,595 $ Rebates - 5,000 M.S.R.P. -

2010 GMC Sierra




22,500 $ Sale Price - 21,995 $ Rebates - 4,500 M.S.R.P. -

Extended Cab SLE


Crew Cab 4 Wheel Drive




51,155 Sale Price - 47,995 $ Rebates - 3,000 M.S.R.P. -





for 60 Months* with GMAC Approved Credit

ON EVERY 2010 GMC ACADIA Bobby Bryan Clyde McKinney An experienced sales staff to Baxter Morris Baxter Morris Tim Moody meet all of your automotive needs. Preston Balthrop Salesman of the Mike Francisco Kevin Watson Month of May Come to George Carr, Zachary Balthrop Debbie Berry James “P’Nut” Henderson Herb Caldwell You’ll Be Glad You Did. For a complete listing of our used vehicles visit our website at

GeorgeCarr BU IC K • PON T IAC • CADI LL AC • GMC • 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620 • 2950 S. Frontage Road • Vicksburg, MS Special finance rates in lieu of rebates and with GMAC approved credit. GMAC financing with approved credit. All rebates assigned to dealer. See dealer for complete details. Art for illustration purposes only, actual vehicle may vary.


June 11, 2010

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