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Man gets 20 years, maximum, in Easter Sunday killing By Pamela Hitchins

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Adam Rader was handed the maximum sentence of 20 years in the Mississippi State Penitentiary Friday for shooting a man over a missing bottle of Crown Royal whiskey at a party on Easter Sunday. Avoiding a jury trial on murder charges, Rader, 27, 103 Cross St., pleaded guilty May 3 to manslaughter in

the death of 25-year-old Danny Miller on April 12, 2009. Rader heard his sentence in Warren Adam County CirRader cuit Court without reacting. “This was a difficult decision, considering the testimony your attorney pre-

sented on your behalf,” said Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick, who presided over a sentencing hearing May 28 at which Rader’s father pleaded for leniency. “Your father is a respected man in this community and has worked hard all his life.” But Patrick added that he was sentencing Rader, not his father. “This community is better than to have a life lost over a bottle of Crown Royal,” he said. Rader is also

subject to a $10,000 fine, but it was not clear in court if Patrick had assessed it. “Justice has been served,” said the victim’s sister, Retha Miller, outside the courtroom with other family members and friends after the sentencing. “Now my brother can rest. We finally got some closure.” Miller, who lived at 107 Belva Drive, was killed as guests were leaving an afternoon party at a home in the

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1776: Virginia’s colonial legislature becomes the first to adopt a Bill of Rights. 1929: Holocaust diarist Anne Frank is born in Frankfurt, Germany. 1939: The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated in Cooperstown, N.Y. 1963: Civil rights leader Medgar Evers, 37, is fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Miss. (In 1994, Byron De La Beckwith was convicted of murdering Evers and sentenced to life in prison; he died in 2001.) 1987: President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, publicly challenges Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.” 1994: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are slashed to death outside her Los Angeles home. (O.J. Simpson was later acquitted of the killings in a criminal trial, but was eventually held liable in a civil action.)

1400 block of Oakland Street, near Baldwin Ferry Road and Court Street. Investigators said an argument broke out as the party was ending and it appeared that a bottle of whiskey was missing. Miller was chased down the street by Rader and two other men, and five or six shots were fired. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene, which

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An oil-covered brown pelican, center, is surrounded by unaffected birds off the coast of Louisiana. Behind them is boom being used as protection from the oil spill.

Two from Vicksburg part of Audubon aid By David Hopper Employees of Vicksburg’s Lower Mississippi River program office of the National Audubon Society are working to help out in the wake of the Gulf oil spill. “People across the country are frustrated. They want to help,” said Bruce Reid, director of the local Audubon office, located on Washington Street. This week, he traveled to Moss Point to the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, which is functioning as a call center. Up to 30 volunteers at a time contact more than 20,000 people who have signed up to help on the Audubon’s online volunteer database. “They’re terribly concerned, and immediately they started reaching out and saying, ‘I want to do something’,” Reid said. The call center’s “function is to provide that constant communication,” he said. “It’s a constituency of people

David Ringer, above, a communications coordinator for the National Audubon Society’s Mississippi River Initiative; at right, Bruce Reid, director of the Audubon’s Lower Mississippi River program office

who care about what we care about — birds and habitats and communities. They also are scheduling and directing people to certain tasks in a four-state region — Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and the panhandle of Florida.”

Hundreds of volunteers have been deployed through Audubon to Louisiana to assist in such efforts as the transport and unloading of rescued birds and with communication between boats coming in with rescued birds and teams of people gather-

ing to pick them up. “We’re just trying to be kind of a go-between,” Reid said. David Ringer, a communications coordinator for the Audubon’s Mississippi River See Audubon, Page A3.

BILOXI — Some areas of the Mississippi Sound are being closed to fishing because oil from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been found there, state officials said Friday. The Department of Marine Resources and Department of Environmental Quality said the closure affects state waters only and applies to all commercial and recreational fishing. The irregularly shaped area runs from the south shore of Horn Island east to the Alabama state line. Waters between the shore and the islands off Biloxi and Gulfport are not included, but the closure area moves north to near the shore around Pascagoula Bay and then to the Alabama line. Mississippi’s mainland shore has largely been spared direct impact of the oil spewing from the BP well in the Gulf of Mexico about 50 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. However, oil had been found previously on some of Mississippi’s easternmost barrier islands. State environmental quality officials said tar balls were found Friday on Horn Island and Petit Bois Island and a streamer of orange oil mousse was seen southeast of Petit Bois. Skimmers were reported working sheens in the Petit Bois area. President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Gulfport on Monday as part of a two-day, three-state visit to the Gulf Coast to assess the impact of the spill. He’ll See Oil, Page A3.

Vandalized statue in Pittsburgh has Vicksburg connection By Danny Barrett Jr. News of a 4-pound bronze bayonet being broken off a statue at a Pittsburgh military museum has something in common with Vicksburg. The man who created the sculpture also has works on display at the Vicksburg National Military Park.

Police in Pittsburgh are looking for whoever broke the 2-foot sculpted weapon from a statue at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum sometime between March 12 and April 26. A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction. Officials estimate it could cost $10,000 to restore the “Parade Rest”

statue — a 1922 work of Frederick C. Hibbard, whose sculptures at the VNMP include the majestic bronze eagle atop the portico of the Illinois Memorial. VNMP historian Terry Winschel told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review several of the park’s statues and other monuments have plastic replacement parts plated to

match the original. “It’s a cheap fix that looks great,” Winschel told the city’s second-largest daily, who spoke of Hibbard’s status among sculptors of his time. “Hibbard was highly significant, but not in the upper tier” of sculptors of his time, Winschel told the paper. Other Hibbard works in

the 111-year-old federal preserve include the statue of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the bust of Confederate Lt. Francis Obenchain. Hibbard, who died in 1950 at age 69, also sculpted the monument on the battlefield at Shiloh — which, together with his works at VNMP, made up See Statue, Page A9.


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Glen Allan man convicted in nightclub death A Sharkey County jury this week convicted Andrea Thomas, of Glen Allan, of manslaughter in the 2009 death of 28-year old Roosevelt Montgomery. Thomas, 25, 16 Wildwood St., testified on his own behalf that he shot Montgomery outside an Anguilla nightclub in self-defense, said District Attorney Ricky Smith. Thomas had been charged with murder, but the jury deliberated about an hour and 10 minutes and returned the manslaughter verdict. In addition, Thomas was found guilty of aggravated assault for critically wounding Shawn Montgomery, brother of the deceased, by gunfire in the same fight. He was acquitted of a second aggravated assault charge for wounding his friend, Kendrick Johnson, whom Thomas shot in the foot. Johnson testified on behalf of Thomas, Smith said. The shootings occurred June 7, 2009, around 2 a.m. in the parking lot of Club 14, just east of town. Roosevelt Montgomery, who lived at

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2927 Louise Road in Aguilla, was not armed, said Smith. “The defendant had brought a .40-caliber pistol with him to a nightclub,” Smith said after the trial, which was prosecuted by assistant district attorneys Angela Carpenter and Lane Campbell. “I’m glad to see we got a verdict to show that the citizens of Sharkey County won’t tolerate that kind of activity.” A sentencing date for Thomas was not set, but presiding Judge M. James Chaney said it would be in about two weeks, Smith said. Thomas faces up to 20 years and a $10,000 fine on each charge, the DA said. The trial began Monday with jury selection. Testimony was heard Tuesday and Wednesday, with closing arguments and jury deliberations Thursday. In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Corian Dandre Byers, 31, 1708 Openwood Lane,

pleaded guilty to drive-by shooting and uttering a forgery and was sentenced by Chaney to eight years in prison followed by five years of probation, plus $4,145 in fines and court costs. Byers was arrested Feb. 11, 2007, and Feb. 27, 2007. • Anthony Shawn Culbertson, 29, 114 Choctaw Circle, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Chaney to the Ninth Circuit Court Drug Court Program for a period not to exceed five years, plus $2,622.50 in fines and costs. Culbertson was arrested Aug. 19. • Antonio D. Dorsey, 32, 214 Sherman Ave., who pleaded guilty May 10 to aggravated assault, was sentenced by Chaney to 14 years in prison followed by five years of probation, plus $10,322.50 in restitution, fines and costs. Dorsey was arrested April 7, 2009. • Undra Harper, 28, 640 Cedar Hurst, Jackson, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and was sentenced by Chaney

to three years in prison followed by five years of probation, plus $2,759.97 in restitution, fines and costs. Harper was indicted by the Warren County Grand Jury in May 2009. • Crystal M. Owens, 27, 800 Walnut St., was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick to three years in prison, an extended alcohol and drug treatment program and the MDOC restitution center at Flowood to pay $1,322.50 in fines and costs. Owens was arrested in June 2009 for domestic violence-aggravated assault. • Luther Payne, 21, 4126 Azalea Drive, pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and was sentenced by Chaney to one month and five days in jail followed by one year in the Mississippi Department of Corrections Intensive Supervision Program (house arrest) and then by five years of probation, plus $2,759.97 in restitution, fines and costs. Payne was arrested Jan. 10, 2008.

5 officers charged in post-Katrina shooting death NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five current or former New Orleans police officers were charged Friday in the shooting death and burning of a New Orleans man during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. According to earlier published reports, police were using a school as a temporary headquarters on Sept. 2, 2005, when a group of men drove up

looking for help for 31-year-old Henry Glover, who had been shot. One of the men reportedly later told investigators that Glover was still in the back seat when a police officer drove off with his car. Glover’s burned remains later were recovered from the charred car when it turned up on a levee near a police station.

Prosecutors would not provide details Friday of what they believe happened. In indictments Friday, former officer David Warren was charged with violating Glover’s rights by allegedly shooting him to death. Along with a charge of unlawful use of a firearm he faces a possible life sentence and a $250,000 fine. Warren was immediately

arrested after the indictment was handed up and is in federal custody, the Department of Justice said in a news release. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said a federal judge would be asked to order Warren jailed until trial. Letten also said that under some circumstances, prosecutors can seek a death sentence for a civil rights violation.

CADDO GAP, Ark. (AP) — Floodwaters that rose as swiftly as 8 feet an hour tore through a campground packed with vacationing families early Friday, carrying away tents and overturning RVs as campers slept. At least 16 people were killed, and dozens more missing and feared dead. Heavy rains caused the normally quiet Caddo and Little Missouri rivers to climb out of their banks during the night. Around dawn, floodwaters barreled into the Albert Pike Recreation Area, a 54-unit campground in the Ouachita National Forest where cars were wrapped around trees and children’s clothing could be seen scattered across several camp sites. The raging torrent poured through the remote valley with such force that it peeled asphalt off roads and bark off trees. Cabins dotting the river banks were severely damaged. Mobile homes lay on their sides. Two dozen people were hospitalized.


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Missing man’s Jeep found off Floweree The vehicle of a Warren County man reported missing more than two weeks ago has been found. Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said the gray, 2000 Jeep Cherokee that Jason Allen Jason Allen Ashley Ashley, 31, was last seen driving was found by Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks officials around 1 p.m. Friday in a remote area off Floweree Road in north Warren County, near the Issaquena County line — a couple of miles from the Floweree community home Ashley shared with his parents and 6-year-old child. “The vehicle had not been wrecked, and there were no immediate signs of any foul play,” Pace said. “The vehicle appeared to be stuck.” Ashley was last seen May 23, leaving Pig Willie’s restaurant and bar on U.S. 61 North, near North Washington Street. “There is no way of knowing why he would have come here,” Pace said. “It is not somewhere he would go on his way home.” The sheriff said deputies searched using aircraft late Friday. “We continue to ask the public to come forward with any information,” he said. Sheriff’s deputies can be reached at 601-636-1761, or call Crimestoppers at 601-3558477 or 866-481-8477.

community calendar CLUBS American Legion Tyner Ford 213 Dance — 9 tonight; 8 p.m.-midnight Sunday; DJ Reo; the Hut, 1618 Main St. VHS Class of 1976 — 2 today; reunion planning; Jackson Street Community Center, 923 Walnut St. Rosa A. Temple, All Students of High School — 3 today; reunion planning; Bethel A.M.E. Church, 809 Monroe St.; Dorwin Shields, 601-634-0791; Mary Logan, 601-638-2898. Rose of Sharon No. 24 — 4 today, 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,; Monica Dorsey-Davis, monicadavis@ Rosa A. Temple Class of 1965 — 3 p.m. Sunday; reunion planning; 601-6362895, 601-634-8150 or 601-

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ness Fair — 6 p.m. Thursday, Yazoo City Housing Authority, 121 Lindsey Lawn Drive; 800351-1195 to register. Girls Basketball Camp — 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday; $50 per camper; register 8-9 a.m. Monday; Jackie Glass, 601-642-7428; Warren Central High School, 1000 Mississippi 27.

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CHURCHES Temple of Christ — Bread of Life Revival, 6:30 tonight-Tuesday; Mamie Funches, 601-6616342; 1922 Pearl St. Mount Carmel Baptist — Youth outreach workshop, 11-1 today; refreshments served; Dr. Franklin Lassiter,

pastor; Barbara J. Appleby, 601-638-5793, or Minister Gertrude Young, 601-6341418; 2729 Alma St. Mount Givens — Choir musical, 6 tonight; Pleasant Valley M.B. choir; 210 Kirkland Road. Mount Heroden M.B. — Vacation Bible school and prayer, 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 111719 Clay St. Morning Star Seventh-day Adventist — Vacation Bible school, 6-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; grades K-sixth; 1954 Sky Farm Ave. Gibson Memorial UMC — Vacation Bible school, 6:3o p.m. Monday-Friday; 601636-2605 to register; 335 Oak Ridge Road. First Baptist — Revival, 7 p.m. Monday-Friday; the Rev. Walter Edley, pastor; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1l2 Lane St. Shady Grove Baptist — Prayer meeting, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; Richard Johnson, pastor; 61 Shady Grove Circle.

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Audubon Continued from Page A1. Initiative who works out of the Vicksburg office, has been helping out in coastal Louisiana. He said assistance is needed with basic tasks such as assembling transport cages for animals. The Audubon Society is not responsible for cleaning birds; that’s being handled by professional firms. “We’re sort of filling in the gaps in the transport process in order to ensure that birds are not left on a hot dock in the sun while they’re waiting for the next line of transport,” said Ringer, who was at Grand Isle, La., when oil first appeared on shore. “I’m looking out into the Gulf and the waves are cresting red almost as far as you can see — that’s terrifying,” he said. “You’re looking into the eyes of these birds that are truly covered in oil — that’s horrifying. Yes, they’re animals but they are suffering, and it’s our fault.” This week, in Moss Point, volunteers were taught how to conduct an Audubon Coastal Bird Survey — identifying birds by spe-

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Dr. Frank Gill, president of the National Audubon Society, participates in a training session in Pascagoula this week.

Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research employees clean an oiled brown pelican at a rehab center in Fort Jackson, La.

To help For information on Audubon relief efforts, visit cies, detecting where they had been oiled and whether they’ve been exhibiting unusual behavior. “Our effort now is to basically roll out and participate

in that consistent data gathering through(out) those four states,” Reid said. The science and conservation staff of the Audubon Society, which has protected birds on the Gulf Coast for decades, has been working to figure out what the oil spill will mean for future efforts in the area, Ringer said. Audubon scored a victory last year when the brown

pelican was removed from the endangered species list — and now it’s in danger again. “This is becoming a fact of life,” Ringer said. “The emergency response in the short term is crucial.” Audubon coastal scientist Dr. G. Paul Kemp says the Mississippi River might actually help keep oil away from some of Louisiana’s marshes,

according to an Audubon press release. The river divides into two branches, the Atchafalaya and the Mississippi, near Natchez. The Old River Control complex regulates the flow of water between, with 70 percent to Mississippi and 30 percent to Atchafalaya. According to the press release, Kemp says that slowly increasing the per-

centage of water going down the main stem of the Mississippi could hold oil offshore longer, giving response teams more time to deal with the spill before it threatens wildlife in the marshes. “The river is a powerful tool, and it is an ally in this crisis,” Kemp said.

Want to boycott Big Oil? Prepare to give up your lifestyle WASHINGTON (AP) — Has the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico got you so mad you’re ready to quit Big Oil? Ready to park the car and take up bike-riding or walking? Well, your bike and your sneakers have petroleum products in them. And sure, you can curb energy use by shutting off the AC, but the electric fans you switch to have plastic from oil and gas in them. And the insulation to keep your home cool, also started as oil and gas. Without all that, you’ll sweat and it’ll be all too noticeable because deodorant comes from oil and gas too. You can’t even escape petroleum products with a nice cool fast-food milkshake — which probably has a petrochemicalbased thickener. Oil is everywhere. It’s in carpeting, furniture, computers and clothing. It’s in the most personal of products like toothpaste, shaving cream, lipstick and vitamin capsules. Petrochemicals are the glue of our modern lives and even in glue, too. Because of that, petrochemicals are in our blood. When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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tested humans for environmental chemicals and metals, it recorded 212 different compounds. More than 180 of them are products that started as natural gas or oil. “It’s the material basis of our society essentially,” said Michael Wilson, a research scientist at the University of California Berkeley. “This is the Petrochemical Age.” Louisiana State University environmental sciences professor Ed Overton, who works with the government on oil spill chemistry, said: “There’s nothing that we do on a daily basis that isn’t touched by

petrochemicals.” When in the movie “The Graduate” young Benjamin is given advice about the future, it comes in one word: plastics. About 93 percent of American plastics start with natural gas or oil. “Just about anything that’s not iron or steel or metal of some sort has some petrochemical component. And that’s just because of what we’ve been able to do with it,” said West Virginia University chemistry professor Dady Dadyburjor. Nothing shows how pervasive and malleable petro-

Oil Continued from Page A1. go on to Alabama and Florida. Unlike previous visits, Obama will skip Louisiana. The BP-operated rig Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20 and sank two days later in 5,000 feet of water. Eleven workers were killed. The rig was owned by Transocean Ltd. In an updated on the oil spill in Washington Friday, the Obama administration’s point man for the crisis said it will be at least July before BP has the tankers in place to capture the latest estimates for crude flowing from the blown well. Even if undersea efforts to direct the oil to the surface succeed, it will take weeks to get the proper equipment in place to hold it, Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said. Allen gave reporters the update a day after a government task force said the blown-out well might have been spewing as much as 2.1 million gallons of oil per day — or twice as much as the government’s previous worst-case estimate.



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He acknowledged that reliable numbers on the severity of the crisis are hard to get. “I think we’re still dealing with the flow estimate. We’re still trying to refine those numbers,” he said. Of continuing questions surrounding the administration’s coordination of response efforts with BP PLC, Allen noted a meeting he has invited top company officials to next week, one in which Obama is expected to participate, for at least a part of the time. Asked if a relationship of “trust” had been established between the White House and the British oil company, Allen replied, “We have to have a cooperative, productive relationship for this thing to work, moving forward. ...This has


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to be a unified effort moving forward if we are to get this thing solved. If you call that trust, yes.” Allen on Thursday sent a letter to BP’s chairman, CarlHenric Svanberg, summoning him and “any appropriate officials” from BP to meet with Obama and others next Wednesday. The White House said Friday that Svanberg would attend and that the company’s CEO, Tony Hayward, is also assumed to be coming.

chemicals are better than shampoo, said Kevin Swift, director of economics and statistics for the American Chemistry Council, the chemical industry’s trade association. The bottle is plastic. The cap is plastic. The seal and the label, too. The ink comes from petrochemicals and even the glue that holds the label to the bottle comes from oil or gas. “The shampoo — it’s all derived from petrochemicals,” Swift said. “A bottle of shampoo is about 100 percent chemistry.” Just add a bit of natural fragrance. What makes oil and natural gas the seed stock for most of our everyday materials is the element that is the essence of life: carbon. The carbon atom acts as the spine with other atoms attaching to it in different combinations and positions. Each variation acts in new ways, Dadyburjor said. John Warner, a former Polaroid scientist and University of Massachusetts chemistry professor, called petroleum “fundamentally a boring material” until other atoms are added and “you unleash a textbook of modern chemistry.”


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don’t appear in nature and “they accumulate in the human body, they persist in the environment,” Berkeley’s Wilson said. The problem is science isn’t quite sure how bad or how safe they are, he said. But plastics also do good things for the environment, the chemistry council says. Because plastics are lighter than metals, they helped create cars that save fuel. A 2005 European study shows that conversion to plastic materials in Europe saved 26 percent in fuel. “Compared to the alternatives, it reduces greenhouse gases (which cause global warming) and saves energy; that is rather ironic,” Swift said.


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“Take a very complicated elegant beautiful molecule, bury it in the ground 100 million years, remove all the functionality and make hydrocarbons,” said Warner, one of the founders of the green chemistry movement that attempts to be more ecologically sustainable. “Then take all the toxic nasty reagents and put back all the functional groups and end up with very complicated molecules.” The age of petrochemicals started and took root shortly after World War II, spurred by a government looking for replacements for rubber. “Unfortunately there’s a very dark side,” said Carnegie Mellon chemistry professor Terry Collins. He said the underlying premise of the petrochemical industry is that “those little molecules will be good little molecules and do what they’re designed for and not interact with life. What we’re finding is that premise is wrong, profoundly wrong. What we’re discovering is that there’s a whole world of lowdose (health) effects.” Many of these chemicals are disrupting the human hormone system, Collins said. These are substances that

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State is passing expenses to counties From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: Can you hear the taxes trickling down? If you listen carefully, you can hear the tax burden trickling down to local taxpayers in Mississippi. County officials are fearful that state budget cuts and the decision of legislators to shortchange county governments on homestead property tax exemption reimbursements will ultimately lead to higher property taxes. State law requires the state to reimburse counties $100 for each homestead exemption application that is approved. But that’s not happening. Derrick Surrette, executive director of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors, said that without receiving their full homestead reimbursements, some counties would be facing the prospects of higher property taxes or significant cuts in services. Mississippi has fundamental tax

structure deficiencies that have been exposed by the recession. The state is now forced to deal with those structural problems both in terms of the tax structure and how Mississippi government operates. But Mississippi still faces either Draconian budget cuts, new taxes or both — likely both. It is a virtual sure thing once the 2011 election cycle is completed. In March, House Education Committee chairman Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, said he believed local tax increases were going to be the ultimate result of the recession and subsequent state revenue shortfalls and budget cuts. It appears that Brown is right. As state government cuts support for public education and other essential services because of revenue shortfalls, the pressures on local governments — county and municipal governments and local school districts — increase. The federal stimulus dollars that are

propping up so many facets of state and local governments right now will be gone over the next 16 months. State revenues aren’t projected to recover to any significant level over that period. The pressure on services provided to county taxpayers will be severe. Legislators, who are preparing to face voters in the 2011 elections, chose to make budget cuts rather than deal with the revenue side of the equation. In doing do, they pushed a lot of those problems off on county officials. Guess what? County officials must face those same voters and are no less inclined to anger voters with local tax hikes than lawmakers were to enact state tax hikes. The bottom line is that if county governments are forced to raise revenue, property taxes are about the only game in town. That reality could not come at a worse time.

Both parties are getting their just rewards The Greenwood Commonwealth: The most prominent official defeated so far is Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, who lost despite switching to the Democratic Party in an effort to keep his job. In June 1 primary voting, a first-term Alabama congressman, elected as a Democrat in 2008 but now a Republican, lost his primary to a candidate who had support from both the Alabama GOP establishment and local tea party members. The Associated Press described the Alabama defeat of Rep. Parker Griffith as “the latest manifestation of an antiestablishment, anti-Washington, antiincumbency fervor — a 2010 political phenomenon that has shaken the Dem-

ocratic establishment and the Obama White House, and also has caused angst in GOP leadership circles.” You know what? Good to hear that. Both political parties, having used the levers of Washington power to loot the federal treasury, have long needed to have their wings clipped. The trend of the past 20 years is unmistakable: Whichever party controls Congress tolerates little or no dissent in the pursuit of its goals. If the president is a member of the same party, the majority in Congress ardently supports him. If not, they ruthlessly oppose him. It hasn’t worked. The results have been catastrophic for the government, which has been unable for a decade to

come close to balancing spending with revenue. The overall anti-incumbency trend leans conservative, and some people will read that as a signal from voters that Republicans should have nothing to do with Democrats. It is possible that a good number of the incumbent legislators who are voted out of office will be replaced by people who have no interest in negotiation or compromise. If that happens, what a wasted opportunity this will be. The professional political class ought to be scared; look at what both parties have done to the government of the people.

Obama wisely chooses to cancel foreign trip The Enterprise-Journal, McComb: President Barack Obama’s second cancellation of a major foreign policy trip this year is a reminder of what really counts in politics. Short of terrorist attacks and all out war, domestic issues always take precedent. Or, as one of Obama’s predecessors is reputed to have said, “It’s the economy, stupid.” Or health care. Or crude oil invading the Gulf Coast marshes and beaches. Obama abruptly scrapped a trip to Indonesia and Australia for the second time this year, as he grappled with the

BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The president informed both countries’ leaders of the change in plans in June 3 phone calls, offering his “deep regret” and pledging to reschedule soon. Obama was to depart on a weeklong trip to the two countries, along with a stop in Guam, today. As The Associated Press noted, Obama had to weigh the risk of again putting off two allies in a strategic part of the world against the problems of crossing the globe while the devastation from the nation’s largest oil spill continued — including the expectation of a political backlash at home.

He had planned the Asia trip in March — first shortening it to be in Washington and lobby for health care legislation and then scrapping it altogether to stay for the final crucial days of debate on that top domestic priority. All of this begs the question as to what exactly could Obama do about the oil spill that isn’t already being done. But the way politics works, with elections looming, he had better be seen personally doing something or at least “feeling the pain” of those most affected.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 E.C. Carroll takes a party to inspect the harbor work. • Vicksburg has a contract to ship 200,000 bricks to Natchez.


110 YEARS AGO: 1900

40 YEARS AGO: 1970

Zannie Coates is very ill at his home on South Street. • George Butterworth receives a cable from Shaw, England, announcing the dangerous illness of his father.

Funeral services are held for Mrs. Carolyn Slaughter, St. Joseph resident. • Mr. and Mrs. Mike Allen and children return from a visit in New Orleans.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910

30 YEARS AGO: 1980

Amos Johnson falls in the Yazoo Canal and drowns. • R.M. Kelly may run for the Supreme Court clerkship.

Mrs. Maggie Baker dies. • Nat Hovious Jr. is killed in an auto accident near Clinton.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990

90 YEARS AGO: 1920

Ashley Bianca Hall celebrates her third birthday. • Mr. and Mrs. Brett Alan Hayes Sr. announce the birth of a son, Brett Alan Jr., on June 7. • Mr. and Mrs. Steve Troy Noble announce the birth of a son, Craig Farr, on June 7.

St. Aloysius College graduates are H.E. Mackey, J.M. Williams, L. Fred Andress, W.F. Laughlin and F.D. Melsheimer. • C.J. Thomas, groceryman, dies.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 The Reeve Memorial is erected at Christ Church. • Mrs. F.E. Chilcoat attends a family reunion in Thoradale, Texas.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Plans are complete for the annual Cotton Ball and coronation sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. • A new grocery store is opened on Belmont Street by

cum laude, with distinction in history, from Brooks School in North Andover, Mass. • Mrs. Annie Bell Smith, Laurel resident, dies here. • James Stewart stars in “Vertigo” at the Joy Theatre.

Harry Klein.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 John Gilland Brunini, foreman of the federal grand jury investigating the Amerasia case in New York, is a native of Vicksburg.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 William Reynolds Ferris Jr. graduated

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 The Rev. and Mrs. Johnny Hughes will be honored on their 25th anniversary by Christian Home M.B. Church No. 2. • Jimmy and Bridgitte Rebecca Cortezie are the parents of a son, Jimmy Carlos Cortezie Jr., born June 10. • Mona A. Dukes Guthrie dies.

I once figured out in a late-night porch session that my yellow dog had a vocabulary of at least 200 words and phrases.

Compassion was Mabel’s greatest skill She made friends quickly, Mabel. A woman named Cheryl came to the front porch for the first time not long ago, and Mabel cocked her pretty head with that quizzical expression she did so well, kissed the visitor on the lips and the deal was sealed. Mabel had a new friend. She wasn’t the kind of dog who sat under your hand waiting to be petted. That would have lacked dignity. Let needy dogs do that. But if she sensed you needed her — if you were depressed, or sick, or hurt, if you felt your RHETA last friend in the world gRIMSLEY had taken a Greyhound to China — Mabel was there, in your face, asking with her fathomless eyes what was wrong and how could she help. She slept in a warm and generous curl next to me every night last winter, the longest of my life. Mabel’s week was typical until its end. We made a trip to Alabama, Mabel snoring when the car rolled, hopping out when it stopped, seducing strangers along the way. Mabel loved to ride, would perform a virtuoso pout when she’d sense my green carpetbag was going somewhere without her. She gladly adapted her long legs to the back seat of the small car I recently bought. When we returned home to Mississippi, she made up for lost time by tracking a baby armadillo, trotting home proudly with the poor ugly trophy in her mouth. She had enough hound in her to follow a scent forever. And there was nothing prettier on this earth than seeing Mabel in a winter woods, her yellow perfection vivid against the bosky dark of Mississippi. It was a week of habit. She ate. She slept. We walked across the hayfield to our friend Terry’s house. We moseyed to the end of the driveway, and Mabel fetched the newspaper with her usual flourish. She ran flatout one afternoon following the call of the wild. I thought she had hurt her leg. She had trouble walking and standing. Mabel had had lots of leg issues in her eight years. She even had fishing line that replaced a ligament in one back leg, a surgery that cost two months’ pay. But it made her good as new. Nothing slowed her for long. I was wrong about the leg this time. I was wrong about a lot. Mabel’s last ride was an emergency one to Mississippi State vet school, fueled by the hope we could get her there in time to mend a failing heart. I should have spared her that ride. I sat in the back with Mabel while my friend Hines drove. Panic and confusion were in Mabel’s expressive eyes, which now asked for help. We were 10 miles from the college when she drew a last, long, tortured breath. I’ve lost dogs before. I’ve lost friends. But I never lost a better dog or a better friend than Mabel. I once figured out in a late-night porch session that my yellow dog had a vocabulary of at least 200 words and phrases. She understood you; she answered with body language, and tail and paws. But her chief way of communicating was with her eyes. They let you know things you needed to know. That she loved you. That she was loyal to you. That things would get better in the by and by. If I had looked deeply enough into those eyes last week, I would have known sooner. I wouldn’t have needed to see her stumbling across the kitchen floor, or hear her panting, to know something significant was wrong. After eight years of Mabel’s taking care of me, I failed her. Mabel is in the ground. And my life has a hole as wide as the Mississippi River and deep as this sad earth’s core. •


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Document: Overhaul to force changes in work health plans WASHINGTON (AP) — Over and over in the health care debate, President Barack Obama said people who like their current coverage would be able to keep it. But an early draft of an administration regulation estimates that many employers will be forced to make changes to their health plans under the new law. In just three years, a majority of workers — 51 percent — will be in plans subject to new federal requirements, according to midrange projec-

tions in the draft. Republicans said Obama broke his promise. Employer groups were divided. It’s more evidence that the law will raise costs, said the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. But the Business Roundtable — representing CEOs of major firms — saw encouraging signs of flexibility, though it’s withholding final judgment. Some experts believe increased regulation will lead to improved benefits for consumers.

“On the face of it, having consumer protections apply to all insurance plans could be a good thing for employees,” said Alex Vachon, an independent health policy consultant. “Technically, it’s actually improved coverage.” The types of changes that employers could have to make include offering preventive care without copayments and instituting an appeals process for disputed claims that follows new federal guidelines. The law already requires all

health plans to extend coverage to young adult children until they turn 26. Such incremental changes can nudge costs up. The Obama administration said the draft regulation is an early version undergoing revision. Nonetheless, the leaked document was getting widespread interest Friday in lobbying firms that represent employers and insurance companies. “What we are getting here is a clear indication that most

plans will have to change,” said James Gelfand, health policy director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “From an employer’s point of view that’s a bad thing. These changes, whether or not they’re good for consumers, are most certainly accompanied by a cost.” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said it showed that Obama’s assurance that Americans would be able to keep the plans they currently have was

“a myth” all along. “Since its passage, Republican arguments against the bill have been repeatedly vindicated, even as the administration’s many promises about the bill have been called into question again and again,” McConnell said An administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the final version will accommodate employers’ desire for flexibility while protecting consumers from runaway costs.

Kagan memos highlight views on abortion, religious rights WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, as a Clinton White House counsel, drafted legal language designed to narrow a proposed ban on a procedure that critics call “partialbirth” abortion. In a 1996 memo, Kagan argued it would be unconstitutional to prohibit the procedure outright — without an exception for cases where it was needed to avert “serious adverse health consequences” for the mother — and she recommended wording for such an exemption. Kagan wrote that one of the virtues of her proposal was that “it will not make the groups” — presumably abortion-rights groups — “go crazy ... because it fully protects the right of the woman to any medically necessary procedures.” The memo is part of a roughly 40,000-page trove of documents released by the William J. Clinton Presidential Library on Friday that shed more light on what kind

The documents offer glimpses of Kagan’s positions on controversial issues, such as her reservations about a federal law banning assisted suicide, and instances where she took a broad view of religious freedom. And they reveal her involvement in defending Clinton from scandals that dogged his presidency and the sexual harassment lawsuit that helped lead to his impeachment. of justice Kagan might be. The documents offer glimpses of Kagan’s positions on controversial issues, such as her reservations about a federal law banning assisted suicide, and instances where she took a broad view of religious freedom. And they reveal her involvement in defending Clinton from scandals that dogged his presidency and the sexual harassment lawsuit that helped lead to his impeachment. Most of them date from her stint as an associate White House counsel for Clinton from 1995 to 1996. The Republican-led Congress approved a ban on the

abortion procedure in late 1995, and Kagan’s memo was from early 1996, a few months before Clinton vetoed the measure. In his veto message to Congress, which the files indicate Kagan helped draft, Clinton said he was acting because there was no exception for a mother’s health. Clinton’s library is working on all 160,000 pages of documents related to Kagan’s White House tenure requested by the Senate Judiciary Committee that’s set to begin hearings on her nomination June 28. With Friday’s release, all the paper documents have been produced. Still to come are some 80,000

pages of e-mails — 11,000 pages of which were written by Kagan. Republicans said documents are emerging too slowly. “I remain deeply concerned that Ms. Kagan’s records will not be fully produced in time for the committee to conduct a proper review,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee. Based on the information senators have so far, he said, “it is clear that Ms. Kagan has demonstrated both strong liberal views and a willingness to substitute those views for sound legal judgment.” Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the panel’s chairman, called the concerns about timing “misguided and misplaced.” He said that “there is more than enough time for senators and their staff to review” the records. “The documents released today show Elena Kagan to be a brilliant lawyer, advising President Clinton on a variety of complex issues,” Leahy said.

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Execs tried to avoid Motrin recall, papers indicate WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson executives were briefed on an outside contractor’s plan to buy up defective painkillers instead of issuing a recall, documents obtained by The Associated Press on Friday indicate. E-mails sent to J&J last spring by contractor Inmar show the company was informed that the plan to purchase thousands of packets of Motrin could “draw scrutiny,” in the words one Inmar executive. Congressional investigators have been probing J&J’s handling of problems with its Motrin tablets that emerged last year. The maker of consumer products and medicines has attracted scrutiny after a slew of product recalls, most recently involving dozens of children’s medicines. The communication between J&J and Inmar, a supplychain management company, appears to contradict testimony from J&J executive Colleen Goggins, who told lawmakers last month that J&J was not aware of the plan to use contractors posing as customers to buy the defective product. But a memo signed by J&J’s McNeil Consumer Health-

VW pulls minivans on fire worries WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen AG is recalling nearly 16,000 Routan minivans to address fire concerns involving latches on the sliding doors. The German automaker says the recall affects 2009 minivans, which are jointly developed with Chrysler LLC and built at Chrysler’s Windsor, Ontario, plant. Ch r ys l e r recently announced a recall of nearly 285,000 Dodge Grand Caracare unit instructs Inmar employees to “not communicate to store personnel any information about this product. Simply visit each store, locate the product and, if any is found, purchase all of the product.” Rep. Edolphus Towns, a New York Democrat who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, called the documents “troubling,” in a statement Friday. J&J said in a statement Friday that it has turned over more than 22,000 pages of documentation to congressional



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Fastenal (FAST)..................51.71 Family Dollar (FDO).........38.57 Fred’s (FRED).......................12.15 Int’l Paper (IP)....................24.30 Janus Capital Group.......10.60 J.C. Penney (JCP)..............25.99 Kroger Stores (KR)............19.99 Kan. City So. (KSU)...........39.22 Legg Mason (LM)........... 32.37 Pepsico Inc. (PEP).............63.56 Parkway Properties..........16.25 Regions Financial (RF)..... 7.06 Rowan (RDC)......................24.18 Saks Inc. (SKS)...................... 8.30 Sears Holdings (SHLD)...78.55 Simpson-DuraVent..........27.94 Sunoco (SUN).....................30.71 Trustmark (TRMK)............21.24 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)................36.84 Tyson Foods (TSN)...........18.57 Viacom (VIA).......................37.46 Walgreens (WAG).............29.48 Wal-Mart (WMT)...............50.86

ACTIVE STOCKS NEW YORK (AP) — Friday’s prices for NYSE listed most active stocks: Sales High Low Close Chg AESCorp 63362 10.41 10.20 10.38+.02 AKSteel .20 77244 14.02 13.29 13.99+.40 AMR 115931 8.28 7.80 8.26+.14 AT&TInc 1.68 236171 25.34 25.03 25.29—.15 AMD 207006 8.18 7.81 8.12+.11 Aetna .04 71557 29.06 28.09 28.62—.23 AlcatelLuc 117763 2.69 2.59 2.66+.02 Alcoa .12 180546 11.39 11.10 11.36+.11 Altria 1.40 x222065 20.10 19.68 20.08+.11 AEagleOut .44f 120575 13.30 12.86 13.26+.58 AmExp .72 77701 40.20 39.33 40.13+.10 Anadarko .36 184182 42.34 39.85 41.79+2.64 Annaly 2.69e 92410 17.55 17.30 17.47—.02 BPPLC 3.36e 1255055 34.46 33.25 33.97+1.19 BakrHu .60 66693 43.15 41.75 42.61+.19 BcoBrades .51r 64245 17.01 16.52 16.97+.09 BcoSantand .82e 184792 10.63 10.25 10.55+.64 BcSBrasiln .20e 88986 11.44 10.83 11.43+.54 BkofAm .04 1138705 15.70 15.31 15.60+.14 BkNYMel .36 84118 26.21 25.60 26.19+.27 BarVixShT 167295 30.17 28.75 28.85—.72 BarrickG .40 66938 43.50 42.88 43.11+.19 BestBuy .56 62275 41.33 39.61 41.20+.96 Boeing 1.68 84270 65.70 63.15 65.38+1.49 BostonSci 330980 5.79 5.50 5.77+.20 BrMySq 1.28 188707 25.76 24.95 25.08+.44 CBSB .20 87431 14.60 14.13 14.41+.01 CVSCare .35 158014 32.12 31.39 32.08+.18 CapOne .20 66424 40.40 39.32 40.26+.19 Caterpillar 1.76f 73164 60.24 58.99 60.23+.28 ChesEng .30 108240 24.70 24.13 24.64+.23 Chevron 2.88f 82540 74.06 72.79 74.06—.11 Chimera .63e 112055 4.07 3.93 4.05+.08 Citigrp 4100823 3.92 3.85 3.88—.02 CocaCl 1.76 x73797 51.73 51.13 51.65—.36 ConocPhil 2.20f 67672 53.50 52.57 53.50+.13 Corning .20 261299 18.68 17.65 18.14+.33 DRHorton .15 62606 11.28 10.97 11.26—.04 DeltaAir 95340 13.59 13.08 13.45+.10 DirFBearrs 478664 15.79 14.98 15.11—.18 DrxFBulls .15e 461345 23.02 21.82 22.82+.22 DirxSCBear 608009 7.59 6.95 6.97—.32 DirxSCBull 4.85e 103956 44.45 40.82 44.32+1.72 DirxLCBear 65547 16.19 15.45 15.48—.24 Disney .35 87366 34.26 33.58 34.24+.13 DowChm .60 75387 26.75 25.87 26.72+.33 DuPont 1.64 64271 37.67 36.85 37.61+.62 EMCCp 128379 18.68 18.27 18.67+.13 ElPasoCp .04 67767 12.13 11.82 12.13+.13 ExxonMbl 1.76f 209655 61.92 61.18 61.86—.03 FordM 490788 11.47 11.21 11.40+.01 FMCG 1.20f 109306 65.54 63.70 64.93+.57 Gap .40 106365 22.16 21.65 21.99—.07 GenElec .40 702255 15.61 15.37 15.56—.12 GenMillss .98 61986 37.78 37.46 37.66—.26 Genworth 66407 15.41 14.78 15.36+.23 GoldmanS 1.40 90931 136.05 133.00 135.64+1.87 Hallibrtn .36 141191 24.76 23.80 24.39+.17 HartfdFn .20 66448 24.04 23.15 24.01+.11 HewlettP .32 114162 47.28 46.12 47.19+.69 HomeDp .95 135391 32.50 31.78 32.22—.50 HonwllIntl 1.21 66045 41.38 40.48 41.32+.06 HostHotls .04 84830 14.91 14.45 14.83—.01 iShBraz 2.72e 149286 65.79 64.20 65.65+.55 iShJapn .14e 164207 9.43 9.32 9.42—.02 iSTaiwn .21e 90626 11.39 11.20 11.37+.09 iShChina25 .55e 204956 40.40 39.39 40.27+.23 iShEMkts .58e 651635 38.79 37.99 38.76+.20 iShB20T 3.72e 61859 97.81 96.61 97.41+1.22 iSEafe 1.44e 219709 48.93 48.20 48.91+.07 iShR2K .75e 581180 65.03 63.18 64.94+.87 iShREst 1.86e 141103 50.72 49.41 50.57+.52 IntPap .50f 91207 24.37 23.02 24.30+1.28

ItauUnibH .55r 92595 19.33 18.71 19.27+.22 JPMorgCh .20 306594 38.17 37.52 38.09—.20 JohnJn 2.16f 145876 58.48 57.94 58.46—.04 Keycorp .04 73843 8.25 8.00 8.24+.01 Kroger .38 80824 20.13 19.58 19.99+.22 LSICorp 63223 5.12 4.89 5.09+.04 LVSands 361003 25.78 24.22 25.72+.78 Lowes .44f 104320 23.83 23.23 23.48—.36 MGMMir 201808 11.65 11.12 11.60+.14 Macys .20 x68015 21.58 20.75 21.24—.04 Medtrnic .82 69473 38.19 37.77 38.13—.04 Merck 1.52 x180246 35.10 34.23 34.86+.59 MetLife .74 76453 41.22 39.98 41.10+.42 MorgStan .20 112273 26.07 25.21 26.00+.41 Motorola 301685 7.19 6.76 7.11+.27 Nabors 79329 21.63 20.63 21.14—.02 NatSemi .32 127179 14.24 13.39 14.21+.68 NobleCorp .20 74001 29.96 29.14 29.78+.33 NokiaCp .56e 208288 9.56 9.35 9.54+.07 OilSvHT 2.66e 75529 99.50 96.58 98.64+.60 Petrobras 1.30e 118303 38.63 37.76 38.32—.25 Pfizer .72 747237 15.52 15.20 15.46+.55 PhilipMor 2.32 153112 44.94 43.09 44.35—.76 PrUShS&P 373604 34.81 33.79 33.85—.29 PrUShQQQ 160748 18.63 17.87 17.91—.35 ProUltSP .41e 208643 36.37 35.28 36.32+.33 ProUShL20 83691 39.58 38.62 38.93—1.03 ProUShtFn 127088 21.88 21.11 21.17—.22 ProUSR2K 65795 21.97 20.73 20.77—.61 ProctGam 1.93f 195900 61.40 60.38 61.01—.90 PulteGrp 132116 9.74 9.31 9.55—.22 QwestCm .32 180918 5.31 5.23 5.29+.01 RegionsFn .04 193144 7.07 6.85 7.06—.10 SpdrDJIA 2.60e 89167 102.35 101.02 102.31+.43 SpdrGold 70625 120.41 119.33 120.01+1.04 S&P500ETF 2.21e 1804021 109.75 108.12 109.68+.53 SpdrHome .13e 63715 16.21 15.83 16.12—.01 SpdrRetl .50e 144674 39.97 38.71 39.75+.26 Safeway .48f 67140 20.97 20.63 20.84—.06 SaraLee .44 66196 14.73 14.48 14.63—.16 Schlmbrg .84 107932 59.71 58.22 59.48+.31 Schwab .24 78019 16.33 15.89 16.32+.20 SemiHTr .47e 130443 27.16 26.50 27.08+.27 SwstAirl .02 71955 12.12 11.84 12.07+.02 SprintNex 527655 4.89 4.61 4.87+.14 SPMatls .52e 79390 30.67 29.98 30.67+.34 SPHlthC .53e 70049 29.21 28.83 29.16+.24 SPConsum .41e 76961 32.31 31.77 32.25—.03 SPEngy 1e 148258 54.35 53.23 54.32+.33 SPDRFncl .20e 514065 14.56 14.29 14.51+.04 SPInds .59e 146435 29.20 28.62 29.17+.10 SPTech .31e 106047 21.78 21.33 21.74+.19 Suncorgs .40 72219 32.88 31.89 32.71+.29 Synovus .04 139866 2.77 2.57 2.77+.11 TaiwSemi .46e 108117 9.90 9.70 9.80+.01 TenetHlth 106420 5.07 4.94 5.07+.03 TexInst .48 138433 24.59 24.15 24.45—.08 Transocn 169338 47.17 44.51 46.85+2.58 USAirwy 142134 9.93 8.93 9.93+.77 USBancrp .20 128795 23.65 23.14 23.31—.37 USNGsFd 181606 8.21 8.02 8.17+.18 USOilFd 90021 34.59 33.76 34.23—.54 USSteel .20 126982 44.84 42.83 44.82+1.63 UtdhlthGp .50f 88658 30.83 30.13 30.67—.03 ValeSA .52e 188163 27.09 26.30 27.03+.39 VangEmg .55e 131496 38.87 38.08 38.87+.27 VerizonCm 1.9z 168481 28.56 28.00 28.56+.22 Visa .50 75060 76.89 75.35 76.08—1.37 WalMart 1.21f 139151 51.27 50.55 50.86—.36 Walgrn .55 174151 29.68 29.10 29.48—.48 WeathfIntl 142384 13.76 13.28 13.47—.17 WellsFargo .20 389084 27.95 27.35 27.84—.29 WendyArby .06 222561 4.80 4.48 4.65+.31 XTOEngy .50 88400 43.77 43.28 43.77—.08 Yamanag .06f 63651 10.71 10.54 10.59—.02 YingliGrn 74346 10.40 9.52 10.27+.46


On the upswing

Dow posts first weekly gain in nearly a month NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average has logged its first winning week in a month. The Dow rose 39 points Friday and ended the week with a gain of 2.8 percent, its best weekly advance since mid-February. The market slid in morning trading on disappointing retail sales numbers but started to pare its losses after a report found consumers are gaining confidence in the economy. The market climbed in the last hour of trading to end near the highs of the day. Treasury prices rose, pushing down interest rates, after spiking on Thursday. The Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index showed consumer confidence rose to its highest level since January 2008 and came in well ahead of forecasts. The jump in confidence was an encouraging sign, but still doesn’t signal the all-clear for the economy, said Michael Sheldon, chief market strategist at RDM Financial Group

The Dow rose 39 points Friday and ended the week with a gain of 2.8 percent, its best weekly advance since mid-February. The market slid in morning trading on disappointing retail sales numbers but started to pare its losses after a report found consumers are gaining confidence in the economy. in Westport, Conn. “We recovered some lost ground, but there is still some ways to go,” Sheldon said. That was evident in the disappointing retail sales report, which initially sent stocks lower. The government reported that retail sales fell 1.2 percent in May. It was the first drop in eight months. It was a surprise to economists who had predicted the pace of growth would slow between April and May, but still rise. Companies dependent on consumer spending fell after the report. Proctor & Gamble Co., which makes Tide detergent and Gillette razors, lost 1.5 percent. J.C.Penney Co. fell 1.1 percent, while Macy’s Inc.

shares also slipped. Technology shares got a boost after handset maker Motorola Inc. settled a patent dispute with Research In Motion Ltd. Motorola climbed 4 percent, while Research In Motion added less than 1 percent. The mixed reports come a day after stocks surged on upbeat global economic figures. The day’s swings extended the volatility that has been seen in recent weeks. The Dow climbed 279 points Thursday on reports from China, Japan and Australia that indicated the global economy continues to improve. Despite the gains Friday, analysts said traders aren’t on edge. “The market is ner-

vous,” said Joe Heider, principal at Rehmann Financial in Cleveland. “It’s reacting on a day-to-day basis.” Heider said the economy is not growing fast enough to overcome the concerns about Europe’s debt crisis and other issues such as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. That has led to fluctuations in the market, often within the same day. As it has done for most of the week, the market shifted direction in the final hour of trading Friday. The Dow rose 38.54, or 0.4 percent, to 10,211.07. It had fallen nearly 90 points in morning trading. The Dow’s climb of 279 points, or 2.8 percent, during the week was its best since the week ended Feb. 19. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 4.76, or 0.4 percent, to 1,091.60, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index rose 24.89, or 1.1 percent, to 2,243.60. For the week, the S&P 500 index rose 2.5 percent and the Nasdaq rose 1.1 percent.

Congressman asks Choctaws to drop casino plans PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Mississippi congressman has asked the Band of Choctaw Indians to drop plans for a casino in Jones County. The site is near Sandersville, north of Laurel, and on

tribal land in the Bogue Homa community. Republican Rep. Gregg Harper, in a letter to the tribe, said while the project is probably legal under federal gaming laws, there is no local support

for it, outside the tribe. Harper’s 3rd District includes a portion of Jones County, but not the area where the casino would be located. An 8-7 vote approving the project, he said, by the Tribal

Council indicated there is some opposition within the tribe to it. The casino would employ about 250 people.

DR. GEORGE AT WORK Q: I need business quotes for an upcoming speech. Do you have any on hand? — Rescue Me A: Herbert V. Prochnow compiled a group of quips on businesses, budgets DR. GEORGE R. and the like. How about some of these? “Budget: A family’s attempts to live below its yearnings.” “Budget: A plan that sells you what you can afford to spend, but doesn’t keep you from spending more.” “Business: Something which, if you don’t have any, you go out of.” “Business forecaster: A person who is uncertain about the future and hazy about the present.” “Businessman: An amateur gardener who does his spring


digging with a golf club.” From other writers: “Live together like brothers and do business like strangers.” — Arab Proverb. “For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.” — Charles Baudelaire “Light gains make heavy purses.” — English Proverb “There are two fools in every market: one asks too little and one asks too much.” — Russian Proverb. “A man without a smiling face must not open a shop.” — Chinese proverb. “The buyer needs a hundred eyes; the seller needs but one.” — Jacula Prudentum •

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

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California officer killed during 100-mph pursuit REDLANDS, Calif. — A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer chasing four suspects in San Bernardino County smashed into a tractor-trailer and was killed Friday in a pursuit authorities said reached 100 mph. The accident happened after seven-year veteran Tom Coleman tried to pull over a car suspected of vehicle code violations, but the driver refused to stop, CHP spokesman Daniel Hesser said. Coleman gave chase but crashed a few minutes later, his motorcycle bursting into flames as he landed several yards away. He was pronounced dead at the Redlands intersection around 6:30 a.m., Hesser said. The suspects’ car crashed into a curb several blocks away. The four occupants were captured and arrested on undisclosed charges, Hesser said. Coleman, whose age was not released, was married with two children. Coleman is the second CHP motorcycle officer involved in a serious crash this week. Phillip Ortiz, a 27-year veteran, remained in critical condition Friday after being hit by a motorist Wednesday on a freeway shoulder in Los Angeles. The CHP said his condition was not expected to improve anytime soon.

Two killed as plane crashes into school EAGAR, Ariz. — A small plane nosedived into a high

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The burned motorcycle of California Highway Patrol officer Tom Coleman sits at the crash scene in Redlands Friday.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS school in a small eastern Arizona town Friday afternoon and exploded, killing both people aboard, authorities said. There were no reports of injuries on the ground. Classes are out for the summer at the school, authorities said. The Cessna circled the area two or three times before it suddenly crashed into the main building at Round Valley High School in Eagar at about 2 p.m., Apache County sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Guinn said. Show Low Fire Department spokesman Eric Neitzel said two people aboard the

plane were confirmed dead but their names and hometowns were not immediately available. There was no immediate word on who owned the plane and where it was headed.

CNN co-founder, CBS exec dies NEW YORK — Robert J. Wussler, a CNN co-founder who became the youngest president of the CBS television network when he took over at age 36, has died. He was 73. Spokesman Arthur Sando says Wussler died June 5 at his home in Westport, Conn., after a long illness.

Wussler started his 21-year career at CBS working in the mailroom. He eventually became executive producer of CBS News, where he oversaw special projects including man’s landing on the moon. In 1978, Wussler formed his own production company called Pyramid Enterprises. It created syndicated programming for the international marketplace, specializing in Japan, France and the former Soviet Union. Wussler won seven Emmy awards.

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some of the most noted outdoor statues in the United States. The museum in Pittsburgh is run by a private trust and is on the National Register of Historic Places. VNMP is federal property maintained by the National Park Service, making penalties for theft of items there punishable under federal law. Vandalism and theft at the

responding police officers said was chaotic, with people screaming and at least one police officer attacked. Another man, Derrick Turner, 26, 401 Pleasant Valley Drive, was held on $75,000 bond for accessory after the fact. District Attorney Ricky Smith said with Rader’s guilty plea, Turner’s case probably would not be prosecuted.

park have been commonplace for decades. Two of the most recent incidents were turned over to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Jackson. One, last August, involved theft of a Mississippi State University flag near the statue of Lt. Gen. Stephen D. Lee. No arrest has been made. In another, on Memorial Day, two teens were questioned for carving into a

brick tunnel at Union Avenue before being remanded to their parents. Vandalism on federal property is punishable by up to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine. Theft of government property carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

Alice C. Muirhead SEARCY, Ark. — Alice C. Muirhead died Thursday, June 10, 2010. She was 77. Mrs. Muirhead was born in LeFlore County and was a former Vicksburg resident. She was a volunteer at White County Medical Center in Searcy, Ark. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Addie McNeer Cothran; a grandson, Wesley Jackson; and a brother, James Cothran. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Henry “Buddy” Muirhead Jr.; three children, Denise Jackson of Wesson, Miss., and Lisa Valentine and Cris Muirhead, both of Searcy; a brother, Cliff Cothran; a sister, Mary Gillespie; five grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at West Side Church of Christ in Searcy. Burial will follow at White County Memorial Gardens in Searcy. Memorials can be to the Searcy Children’s Home, 509 North Main St., Searcy, AR 72143. An online guestbook may be signed at

Bobby Joe Sandifer ROLLING FORK — Bobby Joe Sandifer died Thursday, June 10, 2010, at his home in Rolling Fork. He was 68. A Vicksburg native, Mr. Sandifer was raised in

Chatham and graduated from Glen Allan High School in 1959. He attended Hinds Junior College and Delta State. He lived in Sharkey County for 41 years, working as a plantation manager and chemical application manager until his retirement. He was a deacon and member of First Baptist Church of Rolling Fork. He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Margaret Sandifer; and two brothers, Troy Sandifer Jr. and Billy Gene Sandifer. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Hazel Ann Tilghmon Sandifer of Rolling Fork; one son, Alan Sandifer of Clinton; one daughter, Jo Ann Sandifer of Knoxville, Tenn.; two brothers, Paul Sandifer of Chapin, S.C., and Jerry Cogdell of Fulton; one sister, Faye Ross of Marietta, Ga.; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Rolling Fork with the Rev. Millard L. Caulder officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork. Pallbearers will be Jimmie Magee, Jimmy Walker, Bo Hinton, Rick Hinton, Larry Cordell, Thomas Kelly, Phillip Hester and Tommy Bowles. Honorary pallbearers will be Laurence Carter, Claude Carter, Jimmy Dick Carter, Harvey Cockrell, Lee Martin, Daryl Smith, Thad Virden, Mike Ray, Jim Start, John Bodie, Dr. Danny Jackson and members of the men’s Sunday school class. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, First Baptist Church or a

favorite charity.

Hattie Lee Jones Truly Services for Hattie Lee Jones Truly will be at 11 a.m. today at City Auditorium with the Rev. Charlie Blackmore officiating. Burial, under the direction of Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home, will follow at Mount Zion M.B. Church Cemetery at Ballground. Visitation will be at the auditorium from 10 a.m. until the service. Mrs. Truly died Friday, June 4, 2010, at Covenant Health & Rehab of Vicksburg. She was 98. She was preceded in death by her father, James Jones; her mother, Eliza Lewis Jones; two sisters, Elva Jones

The gun was not recovered. Rader, who was defended in this case by former Circuit Judge Frank Vollor, had faced at least three other charges of sale of a controlled substance in 2008 and 2009 and has been in the Warren County Jail. Smith said with Rader’s guilty plea, prosecutors would not go forward on the drug charges.


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.

Gov. Jan Brewer and Attorney General Terry Goddard asked a judge on Friday to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the state’s new immigration law. Lawyers for both officials say the lawsuit by Washington-based researcher Roberto Frisancho should be thrown out because his claim is based on his speculation that, as a U.S.-born Hispanic, he will be asked for immigration papers as a result of the law. The law requires police, while enforcing other laws, to question a person’s immigration status if officers have a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally. Brewer and Goddard’s lawyers say the lawsuit doesn’t take into account that the Legislature amended the law to strengthen restrictions against using race as the basis for questioning by police. Frisancho couldn’t be reached for comment late Friday afternoon because he doesn’t have a listed phone number. In all, five legal challenges have been filed to the law since Brewer approved it in April. She was sued in four of the five cases and was required to file a response to two of the lawsuits on Friday. Brewer’s response to one of the lawsuits wasn’t publicly released late Friday afternoon.

and Celia Jones Maners; two children, Joseph Jones and Hattie Jones; four grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. Survivors include two sons, John “Bear” Jones and James “Pat” Jones, both of Vicksburg; three daughters, Ernestine L. Carson, Gladys M. Warfield and Bobbie Harrington, all of Vicksburg; 25 grandchildren; 64 greatgrandchildren; 23 greatgreat-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including Porcher Harvey and members of the Lewis, Gilliam, Williams, Regan, Davis, Miller, Anderson, Whitney, Smoothes and Meekey families.


• Vicksburg •

Mr. Larry Don Johnson

Memorial Service 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2010 Glenwood Chapel Visitation 1 p.m. Saturday until the hour of service Memorials Disabled Veterans Association •

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Mrs. Charlotte Madison Memorial Service 2 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010 Glenwood Chapel • Rolling Fork •

Mr. Bobby Joe Sandifer

Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 14, 2010 First Baptist Church of Rolling Fork Interment Mound Cemetery Visitation 5 - 7 p.m. Sunday at Glenwood Funeral Home Memorials American Cancer Society

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First Baptist Church of Rolling Fork

Mr. Robert Lee McDaniel Jr.

Memorial Service 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 2010 Frank J. Fisher Funeral Chapel Visitation 10 a.m. Saturday until the hour of service



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Mr. George Walter Catledge Miss Perri Mitchell

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Service 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2010 Cary Baptist Church Interment Straight Bayou Cemetery Visitation 1 p.m. Saturday until the hour of service at the church Memorials Cary Baptist Church P. O. Box 59 Cary, Mississippi 39054 601-636-1414 45 Highway 80





A heat advisory is in effect through Monday night. Also, isolated storms are possible, but chances are small.

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

LOCAL FORECAST SUNday-TUESday Mostly sunny; highs in the mid-90s; lows in the mid70s

STATE FORECAST TODAY Sunny; highs in the mid to upper 90s; lows in the mid-70s SUNday-TUESday Sunny; highs in the upper 90s; lows in the mid-70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 94º Low/past 24 hours............... 75º Average temperature......... 90º Normal this date................... 78º Record low..............56º in 1903 Record high............96º in 1924 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month.................. 0.46 inch Total/year.............. 17.80 inches Normal/month......1.46 inches Normal/year........ 28.29 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active............................ 6:23 A.M. Most active...............12:07 P.M. Active............................. 6:53 P.M. Most active................12:38 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:09 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:10 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 5:56

RIVER DATA friday 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 friday Land....................................80.3 River....................................79.9

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday.................................... 33.8 Monday.................................. 34.0 Tuesday.................................. 33.7 Memphis Sunday.................................... 17.3 Monday.................................. 17.9 Tuesday.................................. 18.5 Greenville Sunday.................................... 34.3 Monday.................................. 34.6 Tuesday.................................. 35.1 Vicksburg Sunday.................................... 31.6 Monday.................................. 31.7 Tuesday.................................. 32.0


Saturday, June 12, 2010



19 killed as gunmen storm rehab center CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — At least 30 gunmen burst into a drug rehabilitation center in a Mexican border state capital and opened fire, killing 19 men and wounding four people, police said. Gunmen also killed 20 people in another drug-plagued northern city. The killings marked one of the bloodiest weeks ever in Mexico and came just weeks after authorities discovered 55 bodies in an abandoned silver mine, presumably victims of the country’s drug violence. The bullet-riddled bodies of 18 men and two women were found Friday in five different parts of Ciudad Madero, a city in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, where violence has surged this year amid a turf battle between the Gulf cartel and its former ally, the Zetas gang of hit men. Police had no information on suspects. It was the deadliest day in Tamaulipas drug violence since 18 gunmen died in clashes with soldiers in April.

Suicide bomb kills nine near capital ALGIERS, Algeria — A suicide bomber rammed a truck into the barracks of an elite police unit Friday in a village east of the capital, Algiers. At least nine people died, including four police officers and one Chinese worker. The bombing occurred in the town of Timizar in the Kabylia region about 60 miles from the capital along Algeria’s Mediterranean coast, said a local police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity according to his regulations. The suicide bomber died when he plowed the truck packed with explosives into the barracks. Police shot and killed two suspected terrorists who were following the truck in another vehicle. A civilian was killed as well, the local officer said.

Van der Sloot heckled as he’s taken to jail Murder suspect in segregated cell LIMA, Peru (AP) — Angry Peruvian onlookers shouted “Disgrace!” and “Murderer” at Jo r a n va n der Sloot on Friday after a judge ordered him jailed on first-degree Natalee murder and Holloway robbery charges in the violent killing of a 21-year-old Lima woman. Prosecutors said the Dutchman, who was taken to a segregated block of an eastern Lima prison, acted with “ferocity and Stephany great cruelty” Flores in killing business student Stephany Flores in his hotel room after they met playing poker. Also, Van der Sloot remains the lone suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway on the Caribbean resort island of Aruba, and Peru’s criminal police chief says the defendant told interrogators he knows where her body is. Aruba’s attorney general, Taco Stein, told The Associated Press on Friday he is

said Gen. Cesar Guardia, chief of the criminal police. The 6-foot-3 Van der Sloot took about $300 in Peruvian currency, two credit cards and Flores’ national ID card, Guardia said. He said the suspect abandoned her car in a lower-class Lima neighborhood before fleeing south to Chile by bus. If convicted on the murder and robbery charges, Van der Sloot would be sentenced to between 15 and 35 years in prison, court spokesman Luis Gallardo told the AP. “The aggravating factors are having acted with ferocity

and great cruelty,” said a news release issued by the court that announced the charges. At Castro Castro prison, Van der Sloot was fed the Peruvian chicken dish “seco de pollo,” prisons director Ruben Rodriguez said. The Dutchman will have his own cell in a small block near the director’s office. The only other two prisoners on the block are a reputed Colombian hit man charged with strangling a Peruvian socialite and a provincial mayor charged with laundering drug money. It was not known when the trial might begin. A judge must first be assigned. Flores was killed three days after meeting Van der Sloot, police say, and five years to the day after Holloway disappeared. Guardia said “a wealth of evidence” against the Dutchman includes closed-circuit video tracking him leaving the casino with Flores, entering his room with the woman and then leaving alone. The police chief told the AP on Thursday night that when Van der Sloot confessed to killing Flores investigators asked him about the Holloway case. “He let slip that he knew the place where this person was buried,” Guardia said. The general said the Dutchman told investigators “he would only testify (on the matter) before Aruba authorities.”



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Joran Van der Sloot, center, is escorted by police officers Friday in Lima, Peru. skeptical Van der Sloot was telling the truth about Holloway’s body. He said Aruban officials will decide whether to sent investigators to Peru to question him once they learn exactly what he is offering. Lima Superior Court Judge Juan Buendia issued a detention order before dawn for Van der Sloot on the murder charge. He was first taken with other prisoners in an armored truck to Lima’s judicial palace, then alone to the maximum-security Castro Castro prison. Police manhandled Van der Sloot as they ushered him

to the judicial palace, a scarf around his neck and his hands cuffed behind him. The more virulent catcalls and bile — the sensational case has dominated Peru’s news for a week — came from onlookers as he was taken from the prosecutor’s office where he had been held since Thursday. One onlooker threw spoiled lettuce. Police say Van der Sloot brutally murdered Flores three days after meeting her at a casino. He broke her nose, strangled her, threw her to the floor then emptied her wallet and drove away in her SUV,



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14 die in violence across Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan — Three international service members and at least 11 civilians died in violence across southern Afghanistan on Friday, including one attack in which a suicide bomber wearing a burqa blew himself up in a bazaar. Violence has spiked recently in Afghanistan’s volatile south as Taliban insurgents step up attacks ahead of a planned major operation by NATO forces to secure the main city of Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, said in Brussels on Friday that insurgents have killed 59 Afghans during the past seven days, 54 of them in Kandahar. He told NATO ministers that insurgents also wounded 116, including 94 in Kandahar.

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Chavez takes aim at smoking, alcohol CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez says he wants Venezuelans to stop drinking so much alcohol, and he has ordered the military to crack down on businesses selling beer on the streets or after legal hours. Chavez said his government is considering raising taxes on alcohol and cigarettes. Venezuelans’ taste for beer and Scotch whisky is an irritation to the leftist president, and he raised liquor and cigarette taxes three years ago while calling for similar measures — to little effect. “Armed forces: Any truck that goes around selling beer in the barrios, they must be caught,” Chavez said.

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Rewards good way to motivate children Q: You have addressed the use of rewards in influencing kids. Isn’t that manipulation? A: No more than a factory supervisor manipulates his employees by docking their pay if they arrive late. No more than a policeman manipulates a speeding driver by giving him a traffic ticket. The word manipulation implies a sinister or selfish motive of the one in charge. I don’t agree. Q: When would you not recommend the use of rewards? A: Rewards should never be used as a payoff FOCUS ON for not THE FAMILY disobeying. That becomes a bribe — a substitute for authority. For example, Mom is having trouble controlling her 3-year-old in a supermarket. In exasperation, Mom offers Pam a sucker if she’ll respond quickly. Rather than rewarding obedience, Mom has actually reinforced defiance. Another misuse of rewards is to pay a child for doing routine jobs that are his responsibility. But when he is asked to spend half his Saturday cleaning the garage, it’s OK to make it worth his time. Q: I worry about putting undue emphasis on materialism. Do rewards have to be money or toys? A: Certainly not. A word of praise is a great enticement to some children. An interesting snack can also get their attention. When my daughter was 3, I began to teach her some pre-reading skills. By planning the training sessions to occur after dinner each evening, bits of chocolate candy provided the chief source of motivation. (I was less concerned about the effects of excess sugar consumption in those days.) One afternoon, I was sitting on the floor drilling her on several new letters when a tremendous crash shook the neighborhood. The whole family rushed outside to see what had happened. A teenager had overturned his car. It was not until the excitement passed that we realized our daughter had not followed us out of the house. I returned to the den where I found her elbow-deep in the candy I had left behind. She must have put a halfpound of chocolate in her mouth. When she saw me coming, she jammed another handful into her chipmunk cheeks. From this experience, I learned one of the limitations of using material, or at least edible, rewards. Anything the child wants can be used as a reinforcer, from praise to pizza to playtime. •

A rabbi, a minister & an imam


Dr. James Dobson is founder of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, P.O. Box 444, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. The Web site is

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The Rev. Jerry Campbell, from left, Rabbi Mel Gottlieb and Imam Jihad Turk listen during a press conference announcing the launch of the Claremont School of Theology’s University Project.

Theology school melds studies of different faiths By The Associated Press CLAREMONT, Calif. — A rabbi, a minister and an imam walk into a classroom, and it’s no joke. The venerable Claremont School of Theology has taught Methodist ministers and theologians for more than a century, but in the fall they’ll try an unorthodox approach: cross-training the nation’s future Muslim, Christian and Jewish religious leaders in classrooms scattered around Southern California as they work toward their respective degrees. The experimental approach launched Wednesday is intended to create U.S. religious leaders who not only preach tolerance in an era of religious strife, but who have lived it themselves by rubbing shoulders with those in other Abrahamic faiths. The idea has already met resistance from more conservative elements in some religious communities; its architects say that only underscores the need for such an approach. “Christians attend school with Christians, Jewish with Jewish and Muslims with

‘It could be a breeding ground for conflict, but it should be a place where students can develop skills for a multifaith environment and what better place to do it than with their education? When they’re in practice, they have a toolbox ready to respond to the conflicts that come up. To me, that’s at the core of why it’s unique and exciting.’ Najeeba Syeed-Miller Muslim professor

Muslim” said the Rev. Jerry Campbell, president of the Claremont School of Theology. “Educating people in a segregated environment is not a way to teach them to be peacemakers. It only steeps them in their own religion and with their own people.” Conceived in 2006, the University Project will allow seminary students at Claremont to cross-enroll in programs that train future Muslim and Jewish religious leaders while working toward their own degrees in Christian theology. Claremont already has chaplaincy programs for Muslims and Jews who ultimately work as counselors in institutional settings, but they don’t have rabbinical and imam certi-

fication programs. Course topics will include inter-religious conflict resolution, Scripture and ethics. The exchange will also work in the other direction. Starting this fall, rabbinical students enrolled at the Academy of Jewish Religion’s California chapter will be able to study at Claremont. And by next year, the project will include an Islamic program that aims to create a standard for training American imams by working with the LA-based Islamic Center of Southern California. Classes at the Islamic institute will be taught by Claremont professors and will also be open to seminarians and rabbinical students. The collaborative effort

among the seminary, Jewish academy and Islamic center is believed to be the first to integrate the three studies. Other Christian institutions, such as Connecticut’s Hartford Seminary, offer an imam training program but don’t incorporate rabbinical students. “It is our responsibility as religious leaders to show that religion can be a powerful force for unity and love in the world, instead of it being captured by a spirit of divisiveness, based on fear of the other and ignorance of the other,” said Rabbi Mel Gottlieb, president and dean of the Academy of Jewish Religion’s California chapter. Claremont has already used an initial $10 million gift

to hire the first Muslim and second Jewish faculty members. If the project takes off, its architects hope to add Hinduism and Buddhism and house the project under one roof. “It could be a breeding ground for conflict, but it should be a place where students can develop skills for a multifaith environment and what better place to do it than with their education?” said Najeeba Syeed-Miller, the Muslim professor. “When they’re in practice, they have a toolbox ready to respond to the conflicts that come up. To me, that’s at the core of why it’s unique and exciting.” The project has yet to be approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an accreditation institution. The Islamic school will be incubated by the Christian seminary, piggybacking on Claremont’s accreditation. Organizers hope to raise $40 million for its development from both U.S. and Middle Eastern donors, possibly through fundraising trips to Islamic nations. Muslim groups here have found little opposition to the interfaith initiative.

Convert Gingrich touts Pope John Paul II film By The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland — Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich — a recent convert to Catholicism — is promoting a documentary he co-produced on Pope John Paul II’s role in defeating communism. Gingrich, a Republican, is preaching to the converted: the Polish-born pope is revered, and Poles credit him with inspiring the struggle that eventually helped bring down the Soviet-backed com-

munists in eastern Europe. Gingrich said Wednesday during a promotion event in Poland that his film, “Nine Days that Changed the World,” is still needed to remind young Poles, secular historians and people worldwide of John Paul’s anti-totalitarian convictions. The film, which will be screened at American universities this fall, is also being translated into Chinese and Spanish in hopes it will inspire people in Cuba and elsewhere, Gingrich said.

“We believe the pope’s message of freedom through faith and his principle that no government can get between you and God is a principle that is relevant in every country, for every person around the world,” Gingrich said at a news conference in Warsaw attended by the film’s director and the other producers, among them his wife, Callista Gingrich. The film tracks a visit John Paul made to Poland in 1979 — his first back to his homeland after being elected pon-

tiff — and the effect it had on anti-communist opposition. In just over a year, Lech Walesa’s Solidarity freedom movement was born. Walesa and other activists have said the massive crowds that came out during the nine-day visit to see the pope encouraged opposition activists by giving them a sense of the large-scale opposition to the communist regime. John Paul’s sermons, though subtle, also challenged the communists’ authority and called for freedom.

Newt Gingrich promotes his Pope John Paul II film this past week in Warsaw, Poland.


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church events Antioch Baptist

Bowmar Baptist

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

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

Baha’i Faith Services for the Baha’i Faith include a devotional at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by Scriptural Deepening at 11:30. The phone number is 601-415-5360.

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

Bethlehem M.B. Services at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Mattie Brown, superintendent. Communion service is each fourth Sunday. Covenant meeting is at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Fifth Sunday services are at 11:30 a.m. Bible class is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Usher meeting is each fourth Sunday after the service. Radio ministry is from 7:30-8 a.m. Sundays on station 1680 AM. Kevin Winters is musician. The Rev. David Brown Jr. is the pastor.

Bingham Memorial M.B. Services at Bingham Memorial M.B. Church, 1063 Green St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Dorothy Miles, assistant superintendent. Covenant begins at 10:30 each Sunday. Worship is at 11. Worship with Communion is at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday. Wednesday prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 5:30 p.m. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each second Saturday. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. each fourth Wednesday before the fourth Sunday and at noon each fourth Saturday. The Rev. James Archer is pastor.

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school led by Larry Oakes. Worship is at 11 with the sanctuary choir, led by music minister Jerry Stuart, singing special music. The Rev. Jess Sumrall, pastor, will deliver the message. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. Evening services begin at 5 with youth Bible study, followed by worship at 6 with Sumrall. Deacon meeting begins at 7. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6:30 with choir rehearsal or business meeting for adults, youth Bible study and children’s activities. A nursery is provided.

Bovina U.M.C. Services at Bovina United Methodist Church, 70 Bovina Drive, begin at 9:30 a.m. with worship and a special time for children. Carol Farrar is the children’s leader. The Rev. Lister Bowdoin is pastor.

Bypass Church of Christ Services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 8:45 a.m. with early worship. Bible classes begin at 10, followed by worship at 11. Dr. Willie Nettle, minister, will speak at both services. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Evening service begins at 6 with worship being led by Nettle. Midweek Bible classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. For transportation or free Bible correspondence course, call 601-638-6165.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Dr. Billy Smith will deliver the message. R.L. Sigrest, worship leader, will conduct the music. Sanctuary choir practice begins at 4 p.m., followed by discipleship training at 5. Worship is at 6. GROW visitation begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, children’s activities, Youth the Gathering and prayer meeting begin at 6 p.m., followed at 7:30 with a mandatory student/parent meeting for youths who will attend Centrifuge camp.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion services are at 11 a.m. each first Sunday. Mission meeting is each third Sunday; covenant is each fourth Sunday; and worship services are each fifth Sunday at 11 a.m. Bible class is each Wednesday at 6 p.m. Toni Green is musician. Nathaniel Williams is choir director. Johnny May Marble is choir president. A 2 p.m. June 20 meeting is scheduled for selection of a senior pastor. The Rev. Rudy Smith is associate pastor.

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

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main St., will celebrate the Third Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. in the chapel and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10 in the nave. The Rev. David Johnson will preach and celebrate at both services. Choir practice begins at 9, and adult Sunday school at 9:10. Youth Sunday school will join the 10 a.m. service. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. Child care is provided during the 10 a.m. service. Throughout June, Bible

devotion “Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.” Romans 4:8 • God has imputed his righteousness to every believer. That means that instead of your sin being on your account, it is his righteousness instead. Not only has he forgiven us. Not only has he covered our sins. But, he gives us his righteousness. • I fail, but God will not impute that to me. If God were to impute sin to me, then when I fail I would be lost again. How much sin would it take to make me lost? Just one half of one sin. • You see, I am not going to heaven because I am perfect. I am not perfect. I am not perfect. You are not perfect. No one is perfect. But, we have received Christ as our righteousness. And in his eyes, we are perfect.

• Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: study group meets at 10 a.m. in the parish hall to prepare and deliver Meals on Wheels. A service of healing will be at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. A class of instruction for centering prayer is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the nave. Call 601-638-5899.

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

Church of Christ

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Worship is at 10:55. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. The fine arts/sports camp will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. The finance committee meets at noon Monday in the conference room. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast begins at 6:50 a.m. Chancel choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Visit

Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes. Eric Welch will present the lessons for worship at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible classes for all ages begin at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-4801 for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course.

Eagle Lake Baptist

The Church of God

Eagle Lake U.M.C.

Services at The Church of God, 5598 Gibson Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Glen Lancaster. Worship begins at 11 with songs of praise and a message by Doris Leist, pastor. Leist, Glen and Rissa Lancaster and Joey Leist will present special music. Wednesday night Bible study begins at 7.

Services at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, begin at 9 a.m. with lay speaker Jim Moore bringing the sermon. Fellowship time follows, and Sunday school is at 10:19. The Eagle Lake Hi-Steppers walk in the fellowship hall at 8 a.m. weekdays. Men’s breakfast is at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday and Joy Prayer Circle meeting is at 9:30. Call 601-218-6255.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The Third Sunday after Pentecost, at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, at South and Monroe streets, will be celebrated at 8 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, and at 10:30 with Holy Eucharist, Rite II. The Rev. Michael C. Nation will celebrate at both services. Choir rehearsal begins at 9. Adult and youth Sunday schools begin at 9:15. A nursery is provided. Vacation Bible school registration and an ice cream social begin at 3 p.m. Sunday. Vacation Bible school will be at 9 a.m. Monday-Friday, with a special program at 6:30 p.m. Friday. On Tuesday, Lunch Bunch meets at 12:10 p.m. Pilates begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Wednesday, a healing service is at 12:05 p.m.

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

Services at Eagle Lake Baptist Church, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the messages. WMU meeting begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday prayer service is at 6:30.

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

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

Faith Christian Services at Faith Christian Center, 1100 Main St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Men’s and women’s fellowship is at 5 p.m. each first Sunday. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m., followed by Bible class and teen’s ministry at 7. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Dr. Ollie Hardaway Jr. is pastor. Call 601-638-1600.

Family Life Cathedral Sunday services at Family Life Cathedral, An Oasis of Love, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Successful Living classes, followed by praise and worship at 11. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3, and

children’s church is available. Second Sunday praise and worship begin at 8 a.m. Successful Living classes begin at 6 p.m. Friends and Family Day is each third Sunday with Successful Living Classes at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 11. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by discipleship classes at 7. Friday morning prayer is from 6 to 9. Call 601-629-3900, 601-6383433 or 601-218-5629 for transportation. E-mail Betty J. Young Tyler is pastor.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available. Equipping Group begins at 5 p.m. Celebrate Recovery begins at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Mafan Building. On Wednesday, English as a second language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic at 4:30; church family time at 5:50; English as a second language at 6; Adult Bible study, children’s activities, preschool care and adult choir rehearsal at 6:15; and family night supper from 4:45 until 6. The Medical/Dental Clinic, 1315 Adams St., is open from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday.

First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with Dr. David Felty delivering the message. The chancel choir will present the anthem. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated each Sunday. A nursery is provided. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

First Methodist Protestant Services at First Methodist Protestant Church, 500 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Robert Andrews, pastor, and children’s church. A nursery is provided. The monthly board meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday night adult Bible study, children’s choir and the young and youth Bible study begin at 6. A nursery is provided during Bible study.

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

First Presbyterian Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 9:30 a.m. with worship led by the Rev. Tim Brown. Sunday school is at 10:45. The choir director is Sharon Penley. The organist is Barbara Tracy. Vacation Bible school will begin at 9 a.m. Monday-Friday. Children not registered should arrive at 8:45. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study begins at 7:15 a.m.; Al Anon and Presbyerian Women’s Annual Salad luncheon meets at noon; and Session at 5:15. On Wednesday, Fourth Day Group will meet at 6:30 a.m. at Cracker Barrel; Junior and senior high Bible study begins at 6 p.m.; and adult choir is at 7. On Thursday, Brass begins at 7. Directory pictures will be at 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Bap-

tist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with a Bible study at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. Bryan Abel, pastor, delivering the message. Hubert Stroud will lead music. The nominating committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Evening services begin at 5:30 with discipleship training, followed by worship at 6:30.WMU meets at 7 p.m. Monday. Vacation Bible school will be at 6 p.m. June 21-25. On Wednesday, GAs, RAs and youth-adult Bible study begin at 6:30 p.m.

Greater Jerusalem Services at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5026 Mount Alban Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship follows at 9:30.The Lord’s Supper is observed each first and third Sunday. Third-Sunday night services will begin at 6:30 at New Mount Elem M.B. on Wisconsin Avenue. On Tuesday, Men of Jerusalem rehearses at 6:30 p.m., and Voices of Jerusalem at 8. Wednesday night prayer service is at 6:30, followed by Bible class at 7:30. Deacons meeting is at 7 p.m. each last Friday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each third and fourth Saturday. Tapes and CDs of morning worship may be purchased from Edward Huell or Gregory Linzy at 601-634-8186. Kemp Burley Jr. is pastor.

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

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

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

Higher Praise Services at Higher Praise, 260 Highway 27 South, begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Worship and the Word, led by Chaz Bosarge, pastor. On Wednesday, Growing In Grace Bible study begins at 7 p.m. Prayer and Praise is from 7 until 8 p.m. each first and third Thursday. Judah Ministries for the youths is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. The first Saturday, Men of Destiny prayer breakfast is bimonthly at 8 a.m. Call 601-594-0183.

Holy Cross Anglican Services at Holy Cross Continued on page B3.

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church events Continued from page B2. Anglican Church (Reformed Episcopal Church), 1021 Crawford St., begin at 9 a.m. with morning prayer. Bible study begins at 9:30. At 10:30 is Holy Communion, using the “Book of Common Prayer, 1928.” The Rev. Mark Bleakley will officiate, and baptized Christians may participate. Child care is provided. Call 601-529-4838.

Hopewell Baptist Services at Hopewell Baptist Church, 5336 U.S. 61 South, begin at 4 p.m. each second Sunday with Jesse Brown, pastor, leading. Services are at 11:30 a.m. each fourth Sunday with minster Paula Lyons leading. Revival is set for 6:30 p.m. June 27-July 2 with Lyons and Brown leading. Call 601636-3693.

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11, followed by a new members class. Evangelism training begins at noon today. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Mondays and at 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Bible class is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday. Singles Supporting Singles begins at 7 p.m. Friday. Weight of Glory women’s conference begins at 7 p.m. June 25-26. Men’s conference begins at 2 p.m. June 26 at the Rolling Fork location with Eyvone and Harry Smith, pastors, as speakers. Registration is required for free conferences; call 601218-2479. Perfect Peace is broadcast at 6 a.m. Sundays on WAPT-16, at 6 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays on Channel 17 and at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday on WUFX-11.

Immanuel Baptist Services at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship and children’s church, led by Ashley Coomes, at 10:45. Discipleship training and preschool choir begin at 5 p.m. Closing ceremonies for vacation Bible school begin at 6. On Wednesdays, prayer service/Bible study, children’s classes for grades K-6 and youth services begin at 7 p.m. Adult choir practice, led by interim music director Dale Yocum, begins at 8.

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

King of Kings Services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Evening service is at 5 each first and third Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. For transportation, call 601-661-6444. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.

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

Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay

and include Communion. Willie J. White is pastor.

Special events SATURDAY • Mount Carmel Baptist — 11 a.m., youth outreach workshop; Dr. Franklin Lassiter, pastor; 601-638-2896; 2729 Alma St. • Mount Givens — 6 p.m. senior choir musical; Pleasant Valley M.B. choir; 219 Kirkland Road. • Temple of Christ — 6:30 p.m., revival; Doretha Neal, pastor; 1922 Pearl St.

SUNDAY • Bethlehem M.B. — 3 p.m., deacons and deaconess program; the Rev. Troy Smith, speaker; the Rev. David Brown Jr., pastor; 3055 N. Washington St. • Bingham Memorial M.B. — 11 a.m. Sunday; pre-Father’s Day program; the Rev. Tyrone Haggard, speaker; the Rev. James Archer, pastor; 1063 Green Meadow. • Ebenezer Baptist — 4 p.m., benefit program for Dorothy Valentine; soloist, praise dancers, choirs invited; Beverly Brooks, 601-738-0060; 2346 Grove St.

MONDAY • Bowmar Baptist — 5:30 p.m., summer sports camp; 601636-2596; 1825 U.S. 61 South. • First Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting, the Rev. Walter Edley, guest speaker; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1/2 Lane St. • Mount Heroden M.B. — 5 p.m., prayer meeting; 1117-19 Clay St. • Mount Zion M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Darryl Moore, speaker; the Rev. Robert L. Miller, pastor; 516 Feld St. • St. Peter M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Carl Bolden, speaker; the Rev. Melvin Bolden, pastor; 1712 Crawford St.

TUESDAY • Bowmar Baptist — 5:30 p.m., summer sports camp; 601636-2596; 1825 U.S. 61 South. • First Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting, the Rev. Walter Edley, guest speaker; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1/2 Lane St. • Morning Star — 7 p.m., prayer service; 848 Glass Road. • Mount Heroden M.B. — 5 p.m., prayer meeting; 1117-19 Clay St. • Mount Zion M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Darryl Moore, speaker; the Rev. Robert L. Miller, pastor; 516 Feld St. • St. Peter M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Carl Bolden, speaker; the Rev. Melvin Bolden, pastor; 1712 Crawford St.

WEDNESDAY • Bowmar Baptist — 5:30 p.m., summer sports camp; grades K5-6; 601-636-2596; 1825 U.S. 61 South. • First Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting, the Rev. Walter Edley, guest speaker; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1/2 Lane St. • Mount Heroden M.B. — 5 p.m., prayer meeting; 1117-19 Clay St. • Morning Star — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Joseph Harris, guest speaker; 848 Glass Road. • Mount Zion M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Darryl Moore, speaker; the Rev. Robert L. Miller, pastor; 516 Feld St. • St. Peter M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Carl Bolden, speaker; the Rev. Melvin Bolden, pastor; 1712 Crawford St.


K5-6; 601-636-2596; 1825 U.S. 61 South. • First Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting, the Rev. Walter Edley, guest speaker; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1/2 Lane St. • Morning Star — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Joseph Harris, guest speaker; 848 Glass Road. • Mount Heroden M.B. — 5 p.m., prayer meeting; 1117-19 Clay St. • Mount Zion M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Darryl Moore, speaker; the Rev. Robert L. Miller, pastor; 516 Feld St. • St. Peter M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Carl Bolden, speaker; the Rev. Melvin Bolden, pastor; 1712 Crawford St.

FRIDAY • First Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting, the Rev. Walter Edley, guest speaker; Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1/2 Lane St. • Mount Heroden M.B. — 5 p.m., prayer meeting; 1117-19 Clay St. • Mount Zion M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Darryl Moore, speaker; the Rev. Robert L. Miller, pastor; 516 Feld St. • St. Peter M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Carl Bolden, speaker; the Rev. Melvin Bolden, pastor; 1712 Crawford St.

JUNE 19 • First Colored M.B. — 6:30 p.m., The Singing Disciples in concert; the Hobb Brothers, Teman Singers and Sensational Six; the Rev. Gerald Williams, 318-574-2672; Darrell Henderson, 601-218-6171; 206 Glasper St., Tallulah. • Healing Place ­— 5 p.m., Father’s Day celebration; music by Dennis Wright and Blessed Assurance; hot dogs, hamburgers; 1201 Grove St. • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 10 a.m., pastors, deacons and brothers prayer breakfast; Joseph D. Johnson, executive director of Central Mississippi Prevention Services, speaker; reservations, 601-661-5632; the Rev. Joe Harris, pastor; 260 Mississippi 27. • Travis Chapel A.M.E. — Noon, Juneteenth; South Mississippi Conference Lay Organization; 745 Hutson St.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL MONDAY-FRIDAY • Mount Heroden M.B. — 5 p.m.; 1117-19 Clay St. • Westminister Presbyterian — 9 a.m.-noon; 3601 Halls Ferry Road. • The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal — 9 a.m. daily; special program at 6:30 p.m. Friday; South and Monroe streets. • Morning Star Seventh-day Adventist — 6-8 p.m., K-eighth grade; 1954 Sky Farm Ave. • First Presbyterian — 9 a.m., 8:45 if not registered; Cherry and South Streets. • Hawkins U.M.C. — 5:30 p.m.; 3736 Halls Ferry Road. • St. Michael Catholic — 9 a.m.-noon 100 St. Michael Place.

JUNE 21-25 • Bingham Memorial/King David M.B. No. 1 — 6 p.m.; 1063 Green St. • First Baptist — 8:30 a.m.-noon; 1607 Cherry St. • Grace Baptist — 6-8 p.m.; 1729 Hankinson Road.

• Bowmar Baptist — 5:30 p.m., summer sports camp; grades St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation. Worship is at 11. Morning Glory services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night. W.I.T.N.E.S.S., a women’s ministry, is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor.

Locust Grove M.B. Worship and Communion at Locust Grove M.B. Church, 472 Stenson Road, begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Robert L. Miller delivering the message. Communion is at 10:30 each second and fourth Sunday and at 8:30 each fourth Sunday. Fifth Sunday worship begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. each Sunday except the second. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday.

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

Mercy Seat Baptist Services at Mercy Seat Baptist, 5 Dos Casas Lane, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Grace Brown. Commuion begins at 11 a.m. each third and fourth Sunday. Cov-

enant is each third Sunday. Choir practice led by Mattie Lacey begins at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday before the third and fourth Sunday. Musicians are Shirley Coleman-Harris and Charlie Gross. Those planning to take part in the Birmingham trip, contact the church. The Rev. Rudy Smith is pastor.

Mount Alban M.B. Services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship are each second Sunday; youth service is each fifth Sunday; all start at 11. Praise and worship are at 10 a.m. each third Sunday. On Wednesday, prayer/ Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. Women of Faith Ministry is at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.

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

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday. Services are at 8 a.m. each

fifth Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. in the annex each Sunday. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Senior choir rehearses at 6 each Thursday. Ushers meet at 6 each Tuesday before the second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday before the fifth Sunday. Junior choir rehearses from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. The trustee board meets at 9 a.m. and deacons at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. For transportation call 601-636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2729 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement each second Sunday; worship and testimony service each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s Bible study/prayer service is at 6:30 p.m. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. each Friday before the third Sunday. Senior choir rehearsal is at 4 p.m. each Saturday before the first Sunday. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. each second Monday at the church and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor on Bowman Street.Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

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

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

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

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

New Beginning Services at New Beginning Full Deliverance Ministries, 1890 S. Frontage Road, Suite 2, begin at 9:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed at 10:15 with worship. Christian Education class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday Bible class begins at 6 p.m. For prayer and counseling call Apostle Clarence and Lavern Walsh, senior pastors, 601-717-3306 or 601-4542062. Michelle King is pastor, call 601-301-0586.

Mount Carmel

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Services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members training. Worship begins at 11, with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearse at 5 p.m. Monday. Praise and worship choir rehearses at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Youth choir rehearses at noon Saturdays before the first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursdays, men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. The Ultimate Slumber Party is from 7 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m.Saturday. Bring pillows, blankets and pajamas. Youths 10 and older and young adults are invited. For transportation, call 601638-9015.

Services at New Dimension World, 2011 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with worship. Sunday services can be watched live on Family prayer is at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a Q&A Bible study at 7. Bishop George Tyler Straughter is founder and senior pastor. Call 601415-0215.

Mount Givens M.B. Services at Mount Givens M.B. Church, 210 Kirkland Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third, fourth and fifth Sunday. Leaders are Alice Scott, teacher, and Sarah Cosey, superintendent. Worship and Communion services are at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday. On Wednesday, Bible study led by Terry L. Moore, pastor, begins at 6:30 p.m. Shady Lawn Nursing Home ministry is at 10 a.m. every other Saturday. Choir rehearsal is begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Karen Baker is musician/ director. Call 601-631-0602.

Mount Hebron M.B. Services at Mount Hebron M.B. Church, Bovina, are at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday

New Mount Elem M.B. Services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. On Tuesday, prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. Bible class is at 7. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

New Mount Pilgrim Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillum, deacon and assistant superintendent. At 11 a.m. are second Sunday services, Covenant after Sunday school each third Sunday and fourth Sunday Communion. Christian education class, Life Changing for Today’s Christian, is at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Minister Jacqueline Griffin is instructor. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a Bible study led by the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by Jean Thomas is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The usher board Continued on page B4.


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meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-636-6386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

Port Gibson U.M.C.

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

Oakland Baptist Services at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a morning devotional led by Ray Wade. Sunday school is at 9:45. Worship and children’s church begin at 10:45. Music is led by Lanny McCann with special music provided by the youth group. Justin Rhodes, pastor, will deliver both messages of the day. On Wednesday, youths will meet at 6:15 p.m. Children’s summer fun program and prayer service are at 7. A nursery is provided. Justin Rhodes is pastor.

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

Pleasant Green Baptist Services at Pleasant Green Baptist, 817 Bowman St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by deacon Ernest Walker, superintendent, and Elwin Johnson, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Deacons and trustees meet at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. Herman L. Sylvester is pastor.

Pleasant Hill M.B. Services at Pleasant Hill M.B. Church, 11170 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship and Communion begin at 11:15 each second Sunday. Worship is at 11:15 each fourth Sunday. Prayer and Bible study begin at 6 p.m Wednesday. The Rev. Joseph Brisco is pastor.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion services begin at 11. Shady Lawn Nursing Home ministry begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Bible Institute begins at 7:30. A nursery is provided for Sunday morning services for up to age 4.The Rev. Joe Harris is pastor.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 2585 N. Washington St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Silas Bright. Worship with Communion is at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday. Worship begins at 11:30 each third Sunday. On Tuesday, prayer service begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 6:30. Choir rehearsal is at 5:30 p.m. each Friday before the first Sunday and at 11:30 a.m. each Saturday before the third Sunday. Ladies auxiliary is at 6:30 p.m. each Friday after the first Sunday. The Rev. Edmond E. Gibbs

Sunday is the Laity Sunday at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., and worship at 11 with lay speakers. Professional counseling is offered through Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St., or by calling 601-437-5046.

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

Redbone U.M.C. Sunday school at Redbone United Methodist Church, Redbone Road, begins at 10 a.m. Worship is at 11. The program will be called “Your Last Appointment.” The Rev. Thomas M. Shreve is pastor.

Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11, with lay speaker Jim Moore bringing the sermon. Rachel and Alainna Neumann will be acolytes. Christopher and Adam Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided. Adult choir practice is at 6:30 p.m. Call 601-218-6255.

Ridgeway Baptist Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship at 11. Evening worship begins at 6, the Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor, will deliver both messages of the day. On Wednesday, group prayer meets at 9 a.m. at the home of Winnie Mann. Bible study/prayer meeting is at 7 p.m.

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

St. Alban’s Episcopal Activities for the Third Sunday after Pentecost at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, Rite 1. Choir practice, led by organist and choirmaster Joan Leese, is at 9:30. Christian Education is at 10. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, is at 10 with the Rev. Billie Abraham, rector, celebrating. Child care is provided. Coffee and fellowship will follow both services. Healing Service and Eucharist are at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 601636-6687.

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

St. James M.B. No. 1 Services at St. James M.B. Church No. 1, 400 Adams St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school directed by Robert Hubbard, superintendent, and Walter Bell, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each

second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Willie J. White is pastor.

rehearsal is at noon each Saturday. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

St. Luke Church of God in Christ

Services at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 61 Shady Grove Circle, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school weekly. Worship begins at 11 each first and fourth Sunday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Adult choir rehearsal begins at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the first Sunday and Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each Saturday before the first Sunday. Richard Johnson is pastor.

Services at St. Luke Church of God in Christ, 915 First East St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Evening worship service begins at 7 with YPWW Bible study. One Hour of Prayer is at 8 a.m. Saturday. On Tuesday, prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study is canceled so members can attend state auxiliary conference. Elder Douglas Anderson is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-0389.

St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton is superintendent. Second Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. Fourth-Sunday Communion is at 11 a.m. with the senior choir singing. Judith Hodge is musician. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Elder Jeffrey D. MaGee is pastor.

St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time at 9 a.m. Sunday. Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday in the parish chapel. Devotion to the Blessed Mother is at 7 p.m. each Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is at 8:45 a.m. each Sunday, or by appointment. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary SVD is pastor. Call 601-636-0115.

St. Mary’s Episcopal St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe at 10:30 a.m. the Third Sunday after Pentecost. The Rev. Denny Allman will bring the message and celebrate at the Eucharist, using Rite II from “The Book of Common Prayer.” Coffee and snacks are available in the parish hall before and after the service.

St. Michael Catholic St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, will celebrate the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time. Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 tonight and 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated from 4:30 to 5 p.m. each Saturday. Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. At 2 p.m. each Sunday is a Eucharist service in Spanish. Vacation Bible school will be Monday-Friday. Register the first day or after Mass this weekend. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith call 601-636-3445 for information about the RCIA program.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Sacrament of Reconciliation and Rosary are at 5 p.m. each Saturday. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight, and Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Mass is at 7 a.m. Tuesday-Friday.

St. Paul Baptist Services at St. Paul Baptist, 1413 Elm St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Evelyn Byrd, superintendent, and Roosevelt Kidd, deacon and assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11. Second Sunday Communion is at 11 a.m. Monday Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Choir

Shady Grove Baptist

Shiloh Baptist Sunday services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 920 Meadow St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. George Kennedy Sr. is superintendent. Communion is at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Covenant is at 10:45 a.m. each second Sunday. Bible study is at 6 Tuesday nights with Dr. Willie Jones, pastor, leading. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Tuesday after the second Sunday.

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

Solid Rock Pentecostal Revival services at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church, 4945 U.S. 61 North, begin at 10 a.m. with worship led by evangelist Mark Winters. Sunday school begin at 10 for children ages 3-18. A nursery is available for children as old as 3. Evening services begin at 6, with revival at 6:30 with Winters. Midweek worship and Bible study begins at 7:30 p.m. with Bill Talbert, pastor. For home Bible study, call 601-636-0692; for transportation, 601-630-6960.

Springhill M.B. Services at Springhill M.B. church, 815 Mission 66, begin with worship at 9 a.m. each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Reginald Anderson is pastor.

Standfield New Life Services at Standfield New Life Christian Church, 1404 Lane St., begin at 10 each Sunday morning. Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Outreach is Mondays and Fridays. Men and women ministries meet each Monday and Tuesday after the fourth Sunday. Angel Food orders are taken monthly; call 601-638-5380.

Temple of Christ Services at the Temple of Christ, A Place of Healing, 1922 Pearl St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Doretha Neal, pastor. The Lord’s Supper is observed each third Sunday. Outreach Ministry and healing classes are each third Saturday. Call 601-638-7913 on Tuesdays for prayer. Intercessory prayer begins at 6 a.m. Tuesday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Choir and dance team rehearsal begins at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Baptism is at 10 each first Sunday. A nursery is available, as is children’s church. Music will be by Perfect Praise Inspirational choir. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Satur-

day. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday. Men of Purpose rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday. Youth tutorial meets at 7 each Tuesday night. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Bible study/ prayer is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Midweek Bible study/ prayer begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Perfect Praise choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each fourth Wednesday. Inspirational choir rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. each second Wednesday. United Voices of Worship rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Call 601-636-3712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and Adult I, II and III classes, taught by Scott Reiber, pastor, and Jeff Brannen. Worship is at 11 with Reiber preaching. Elder Gordon Sluis will assist. Evening worship begins at 6 with Reiber preaching. Jeff Brannen will assist. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is organist. Vacation Bible school for ages 3-sixth grade will be at 9 a.m. Monday-Friday. Family Night supper, with a VBS program, begins at 6:30. On Wednesday, prayer/Bible study begins at 7:15 p.m. Session meeting begins at 7:45.

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

Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Kent Campbell is pastor. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. Devin Rost is minister of students. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3. Children’s church is available for ages 4 through second grade, following Sunday school. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV101.3-FM or Evening service and youth Bible study begin at 6. Vacation Bible school for ages 4-sixth grade will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Wednesday’s early service is canceled, and will resume next week. Youth Underground Connections and worship are at 6. The sanctuary choir will practice at 7. Call 601-636-5320.

Word of Faith Sunday services at Word of Faith Christian Center, 3525 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Corporate prayer is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Midweek services and Glorify God youth ministry are at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. The Rev. Reginald L. Walker is pastor. Bishop Kevin E. Wright is founder.

O MY SON! The company of the ungodly increaseth sorrow, whilst fellowship with the righteous cleanseth the rust from off the heart. He that seeketh to commune with God, let him betake himself to the companionship of His loved ones; let him give ear to the word of His chosen ones. Baha’u’llah 601-415-5360 • 1-800-22UNITE


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Christina Aguilera

For the love of day lilies

Aguilera not her usual chart-topper self — yet By Ryan Pearson AP entertainment writer LOS ANGELES — Over a synth-heavy dance track, Christina Aguilera sings on her new album: “Every day I see myself I love me even more. ... Let us not forget who owns the throne.” Then, her son Max’s voice pipes up: “You do, Mommy.” Does she? Aguilera is returning to music after four years away from stadium tours and Billboard charts: The multiplatinum Grammy-winner took some time to just “be married,” as she says, and spent the last two years raising her son with husband Jordan Bratman. And while she’s confident she’ll regain her old spot at the top of the pop world, the comeback so far hasn’t gone exactly according to plan. First single “Not Myself Tonight” peaked at 23 on the Hot 100 and is now at 73. Its black leatherand-lace, S&M themedvideo was picked apart as hewing too close to clips from current pop queen Lady Gaga. A summer tour was announced but canceled within weeks. In an interview, the 29-year-old singer makes no apologies. Aguilera says she nixed the tour to gain more time to prepare and gauge which songs on “Bionic” fans will want to hear live. “I put on a big show. I create sets, costumes. There’s major choreography and dance numbers. All of that goes along with a huge production. And I started to feel this is not the right time,” she said. “It’ll be a much better and bigger show when I have time to properly plan.” She notes that she’s sported big, bold hairstyles, fashion and makeup since 2001’s “Lady Marmalade” and says this of the 24-yearold Gaga: “I’ve always done what I’ve done as far as push boundaries and take risks. ... I think now more than ever, it’s being accepted to do those kinds of things. So more power to her. And she’s obviously a hard-working, focused young woman. And I have nothing but respect for that work ethic.” “I’m no stranger to comparisons in this business and being pit(ted) up against other female artists unfairly,” Aguilera adds. She says the two haven’t met, “but I’m sure that we would get along.” Aguilera says she got along grandly with the likes of Cher and Stanley See Aguilera, Page C3.

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Jenilyn Hall looks at day lilies in her garden.

Sisters forever linked by summer flowers Day lilies are colorful summer perennials that look great in almost any landscape. Because they are relatively easy to grow with few insect or disease problems, most of us have a few clumps scattered around our gardens. That standard is not quite enough for Jenilyn Hall, who two years ago with the help of daughter and son-in-law Diane and Leroy Williams, planted 100-plus clumps in a large bed along the drive leading up to their home on Gibson Road. The day lilies originally belonged to Hall’s 86-yearold sister, Camille, who has been collecting and growing hybrid day lillies “just about forever” at her home in Magnolia, Hall said. Her sister still has quite a few at her home, but is not quite as able to tend to the day lilies now as she was a few years ago. Hall, who has gardened most of her life and loves all kinds of flowers, hated to see many of her sister’s prized day lillies



destroyed. She decided to move as many as possible to the Williams property. Several cultivars began blooming a couple of weeks ago, and now the bed is a sea of color in shades of yellow, orange, red and lavender. Each bloom lasts a day, but these healthy plants have strong scapes full of buds that should provide lots of blooms for several weeks. Bright blue agapanthus lilies were planted on the backside of the bed and will continue to offer color after the day lilies start to slow down. Nearby are more massed beds filled with amaryllis, Asiatic lilies and irises that provided colorful blooms earlier in the season. Hall’s day lillies are planted in full sun with afternoon shade. Day lilies can tolerate partial

A dragonfly rests on one of Jenilyn Hall’s day lilies. shade, but need at least six hours of direct sun. Many of the reds and purple cultivars benefit from some partial shade during the hottest hours of the day. Those colors absorb heat more easily and do not hold their color as well as the yellows and other pastel shades. Day lilies are not picky about soil, but the dirt should be well tilled with a generous amount of compost or organic material added before any planting occurs. Hall

decided to add a good commercial planting soil to the dirt they tilled before planting. Good drainage is important with day lilies, as it is with most other perennials. Day lilies do best when fertilized, though many may flower for years without fertilization. The American Hemerocallis (day lily) Society recommends an application of a complete fertilizer (8-8-8 or 13-13-13) in spring, usually early March, and again in early fall. Day

lilies rest immediately after blooming but have a new surge of growth in the fall as the plants start preparing for the next year’s blooms and need nutrients then. Day lilies love water, said Earl Watts, one of the leading hybridizers in the state. In fact, he said, they like water better than fertilizer but he grows mostly showquality blooms and has to make sure they have as much fertilizer and water as is necessary for optimum performance. Water is definitely critical until the plants are well established in the first year. After that, the amount of water you provide may depend on how much you want to spend, Hall said. On Gibson Road, Preen was mixed into the soil to deter weeds and Hall and the Williamses mulched the day lilies and other perennial beds with a wood product that closely resembles pinestraw for additional weed control and to maintain moisture See Day lilies, Page C3.


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Poll finds money is a huge consideration in pet care LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a vet told Nancy Gates that her dog, Arabella, had heart problems, needed surgery and it would cost $500, she had no choice but to put her pet down. “It was pretty straightforward because I had four young children to feed. The vet said surgery was my only option. I did not want my dog to suffer,” she said. Gates, 41, of Cotati, about 50 miles north of San Francisco, made that decision 11 years ago but said nothing has changed. She still couldn’t afford high-priced health care for her current pets, an 11-year-old cat, Cocoa, and a 9-year-old golden retriever Sadie. And Gates isn’t alone. Money is a consideration for the majority of people when dealing with the cost of health care for animals, according to an Associated poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media. While most pet owners, 62 percent, would likely get vet care if the bill was $500, the percentage drops below half when the cost hits $1,000. The number drops to 35 percent if the cost is $2,000 and to 22 percent if it reaches $5,000.

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Dr. Jane Shaw with her dog, Cliff Only at the $500 level are dog owners, 74 percent, more likely than cat owners, 46 percent, to say they would likely seek treatment. In the higher price ranges, the two are about equally likely to seek vet care.

“Grief gets complicated when we can’t do everything we would have liked to do for our animal,” said veterinarian Jane Shaw, director of the Argus Institute in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. That’s especially true in hard economic times, when spending money you don’t have on an animal can have a lasting impact on children, the mortgage, grocery bills, heating bills. “Euthanasia is always sad but when finances have to be considered, when you feel there is a possibility you didn’t or couldn’t do the right thing, you feel guilty,” Shaw said. “We are at a point where we are talking about basic life needs or survival needs.” Terry Cornwell, 55, of Newport, Ore., has had to put down a couple of pets, but none was harder than a dog that was diagnosed with cancer. “My income decides a lot of my expenses,” she said. So far, her current year-old cocker mix, Buddy, and her 8-year-old cat, Boo Kitty, have had few health problems. Cornwell would do everything she could, but if a vet told her surgery was her only option and she had to have

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Continued from Page C1. in the soil. The AHS website recommends planting day lilies in the far South in early spring or very late fall because high temperatures and humidity during July, August and September increase the probability the plants will rot. AHS also mentions that day lillies do not do as well when planted near broadleaf trees such as maples, poplars or beeches. Their shallow root systems are prone to rob the soil of moisture and nutrients. Day lilies do perform well under the dappled shade of pine trees where there is no competition with the pine’s deep root system.

the money up front, “I would be done. There would be nothing I could do about it.” Cornwell does worry, though. So do one in five pet owners who said they fret a lot about being unable to afford seeing a vet. Dog owners are more likely to worry than cat owners, and women and low-income people are among the biggest worriers. “If they start getting into expensive vet bills, there’s nothing I can do. I have no options. If you are talking about something like serious cancer, you’re putting the animal through a whole lot of stuff that’s iffy anyhow and it’s not fair to them,” she said. About one in four people, or 27 percent, said pet insurance is a good way to save money on vet bills, though that’s five times the number who actually carry insurance on their pets. Diego Negrete, 26, of Austin, Texas, has insurance on his 4-year-old fox terrier, Roxy, and his 2-year-old cat, Charley, but he’s in the minority. Ninety-five percent of those polled said they didn’t have insurance. “It’s a nice cushion to have,” he said of the policy that covers all yearly shots and checkups for about half what they would normally cost.

Hall admits that her family’s daylily project has taken considerable time, effort and money but they have no regrets. It was a mission of love to help save part of a treasure that her sister worked years to acquire and each year their colorful blooms will remind them of the importance of family and a shared interest in this summertime favorite.

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Aguilera Continued from Page C1. Tucci last year on the set of her first movie, “Burlesque.” Set for Thanksgiving release, it follows a smalltown girl who joins a Hollywood burlesque club, with a focus on sexuality that Aguilera says was right up her alley. But the shoot knocked her out of her comfort zone. “Being the star of the film, it was a lot of hours for me. A very demanding schedule and a completely different animal as far as a creative world,” she said. “All of a sudden you’re thrown into expressing someone else’s vision and someone else as a character, instead of me being so used to releasing myself and my words and my lyrics and my sound and my ideas onto paper and onto audio.” Among those helping release ideas on “Bionic”: Australian singer-songwriter Sia and dance-friendly artists like Ladytron, Santigold and M.I.A. The album is more diverse than 2006’s soulful double disc, “Back to Basics.” It veers between the playful, bass-filled tease “Woohoo” featuring Nicki Minaj and the stripped-down ballad “You Lost Me,” which she performed on the “American Idol” finale. Aguilera says the electro sound that dominates the album was inspired by “play” with her son and a desire to go beyond her reputation as a once-in-a-generation singing voice. “It’s no question at this point. It’s like yawn, yawn, boring, boring,” she says, pantomiming a widemouthed, sleepy yawn. “OK, I can sit down and sing a ballad. But let’s have some fun thrown into the mix. ... There’s a side of me that wants to get up with all my

dancers — which have now become like family to me after all these years — and put on a song and dance to it and sing to it but not have to go to these crazy insane vocal places. And you don’t have to try so hard on every song to be vocally acrobatic or whatever you want to call it.” But by moving into territory already crowded with the likes of Ke$ha, Katy Perry and, yes, Gaga, Aguilera risks losing her edge, her niche. “To me, what Christina Aguilera has that most other people don’t have is an unmistakable voice,” says producer Jonathan “JR” Rotem, who has worked with Rihanna and Britney Spears, but not Spears’ fellow former “Mickey Mouse Club” member Aguilera. She’s certainly faced down critics before. The sexually-charged video for 2002’s “Dirrty” was initially derided as trampy, but aided the former teen princess’ move into grownup themes and images. (It’s the same road taken recently by Miley Cyrus with “Can’t Be Tamed” as she departs Disney and “Hannah Montana.”) “I don’t do anything that I’m going to regret, basically,” Aguilera said. “Would I do certain things again? No. But there was a time and a place for it when I did it. So that’s always how I go in looking at things. I can never look back. I won’t ever look back. And I won’t ever take anything too close to heart. There are certain things that can be said that can be hurtful and mean-spirited, but at this point in my life ... I have a decade under my belt that I’m very proud of.”

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Graduation…is it a beginning, ending, or a stop along the way? Graduation is a beginning of life as a young adult, of new friendships, of higher education or a fulfilling occupation. Graduation may also bring endings…to familiar surroundings and comfortable routines, to old friendships; a setting aside of childlike fears and second hand ideas. Perhaps, graduation is a significant stop along the way, a preparatory pause, a fork in the road, a step on life’s ladder. Indeed, the word itself means a gradual transition …a time to remember the past, to ponder the present, and to dream of the future. Whatever graduation means to you, feel proud of your accomplishments, and praise God for providing you with strength and guidance. Worship Him regularly, so that you may continue to receive His direction during this most meaningful time in your life! Sunday Exodus 19.1-25

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Catch Me If You Can” — An FBI agent, Tom Hanks, pursues Frank Abagnale Jr., a con man, Leonardo DiCaprio, who assumes various identities and commits forgery./7 on TBS n SPORTS MLB — It’s the North Side vs. the South Side as the Chicago White Sox take on the Cubs at Wrigley Field./3 on Fox n PRIMETIME “Three Rivers” — Andy must Leonardo DiCaprio decide if he will let a woman start a daisy chain and donate her kidney to another patient on the chain until a match is found for her husband; Andy suspects a patient is rejecting his new heart./7 on CBS

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


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Zac Brown, second from left, and his band at the 2010 CMT Awards in Nashville

n BIRTHDAYS George H.W. Bush, former president, 86; Jim Nabors, actorsinger, 80; Chick Corea, jazz musician, 69; Timothy Busfield, actor, 53; Meredith Brooks, singer, 52; Chris Young, country singer, 25; Ryan Malgarini, actor, 18. n DEATH Sigmar Polke — A German painter has died at age 69. The Michael Werner Gallery said Friday that Polke died the day before in Cologne following an illness. Polke was a contemporary of Gerhard Richter, with whom he launched the capitalist realism movement in 1963 as a response to pop art. This prompted some to describe Polke as the anti-pop pop artist.


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Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

‘Breaking Dawn’ to be made into 2 films

“Twilight” fans will have twice as much to sink their teeth into for the saga’s final chapter, with “Breaking Dawn” to be released as two movies. Summit Entertainment, which is releasing the wildly popular vampire franchise based on Stephenie Meyer’s books, said part one would come out Nov. 18, 2011. The script is being written now, with stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner returning. Production is set to begin this fall. Bill Condon, who won an Oscar for the screenplay of his 1999 film “Gods and Monsters,” will direct both movies. Condon also directed “Dreamgirls” and “Kinsey” and produced the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony with Hugh Jackman as host. The third film in the franchise, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” comes out June 30.

Usher suprised his kids love his latest hit Usher says he knew his latest song would be a hit in the clubs, but he didn’t think that would translate into his own home. The singer said that he knew “OMG” would have “incredible energy” but adds: “Did I know that my children would love it at 1 and 2? I only hoped.” The thumping dance tune is produced by and is his ninth No. 1 single. It’s from his gold-selling album “Raymond v. Raymond.” The 31-year-old is the father of 2-year-old son Usher Raymond Usher performs in Los V and 1-year-old Naviyd Ely Ray- Angeles. mond. He divorced their mother, Tameka Foster, last year. Usher credits for the song’s success. He said the Black Eyed Peas leader always “keeps his finger on the pulse of where the world is and to what they’re listening.”


Buffalo head falls, traps snoozing man Most people would only worry about being crushed by a buffalo out in the wild. It turns out the animals can be dangerous when they’re mounted on walls, too. Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies said a man in the Florida Keys had to call 911 when a stuffed water buffalo’s head mounted on a wall fell on him and pinned him as he slept in a reclining chair. The sheriff’s office said the call came in early Friday from the man, who could only yell his address and tell operators he had been trapped. The man had apparently woken up when the buffalo head fell on his lap. The head was too heavy for him to lift, but the man was able to reach for his cell phone and call for help. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Zac Brown Band scores with sizzling show By Chris Talbott AP entertainment writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Reba McEntire had never seen anything like it in a career that’s spanned nearly three decades. When country music’s entire cast of luminaries leapt to their feet in the middle of the Zac Brown Band’s cover of “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” during last year’s Country Music Association Awards, it was a defining moment for a band that has earned its fame one fan at a time out on the road. “I was so thrilled with that performance,” McEntire said. “I thought it was very gutsy of them, too, not to do their single, but to do a live performance. It was a showstopper. They do go against the grain a lot. They’re kind of renegade in a way, but they back it up.” The Zac Brown Band is riding some serious momentum right now with an indemand live show, three No. 1 singles, a recent Grammy win and two albums in Billboard’s country top 10. Their mostrecent album, “The Foundation,” continues its slow burn at No. 3 with 2 million copies sold and the new two CD, one DVD live set, “Pass The Jar: Live” is No. 9 on the charts. The six-piece will enjoy the highest visibility it has seen this summer, starting with two prime festival performances this weekend. The band gets 30 minutes today on the CMA Music Festival’s biggest stage and a prime spot Sunday at Bonnaroo, playing right before

‘I was so thrilled with that performance. I thought it was very gutsy of them, too, not to do their single, but to do a live performance. It was a showstopper. They do go against the grain a lot. They’re kind of renegade in a way, but they back it up.’ Reba McEntire country singer

The Dave Matthews Band. They will play for more than 70,000 fans down on the farm in Manchester. “The amount of people and everything there’s going to be unreal,” Coy Bowles said. “It’s going to be one of the biggest shows we’ve ever done.” “We’re going to try to whip it with a belt,” Brown said. Zac and the boys better get used to the big crowds. They’ll join Matthews on his stadium tour later this summer. By September hundreds of thousands of listeners will have heard the Zac Brown Band for the first time, and if past practice is any indication, they’ll come away with even more fans. Rory Feek of the duo Joey + Rory says that’s because “they don’t look, sound or work like any other band out there.” “Zac Brown Band is taking their own path and they have a unique way of breaking out of the normal boundaries — mostly I think, because they don’t know that there are any,” Feek wrote in an e-mail. That’s the way the band

approaches its live show. They don’t really care what everyone else is doing and in a way, they look at it as a competition. “I want to give more to the fans than what everybody else does,” Brown said. “I want to give them good food. We want to give them a four-hour show. We want to super serve the fans. We want to be known for that.” Brown said the show’s content continues to get stronger. Besides popular songs from their breakthrough album, they’re debuting songs off a new album that should come out this fall. Then there’s their nod to Charlie Daniels. More than 17 million viewers got to see them bring down the house during the CMA Awards last November with the scorching “Devil” cover. Fiddler Jimmy De Martini says the reaction was a tribute to Daniels, but the band’s crossover version is white-hot and provoked a visceral reaction from country stars like Kris Kristofferson, Reba and

scores of others. “It was surreal-looking out there and seeing Kristofferson and seeing a lot of our heroes out there standing up and clapping,” Brown said. “I saw Keith Urban getting down and laughing. It was crazy. If you come see our show, that’s what we do.” Brown says “Pass The Jar,” a live concert recording that included guests Kid Rock, Shawn Mullins, Joey + Rory and Little Big Town at the Fox Theatre in the band’s hometown of Atlanta, is a reasonable facsimile of the live show. But there’s nothing like being there in front of the stage shoulder to shoulder with thousands of fans. Bowles says the band — which also includes John Driskell Hopkins, Clay Cook and Chris Fryar — watches video of performances to tweak the show and the technology that enhances it. The group takes a blue-collar approach, Brown said, and feeds off the energy of the crowd. They always know in minutes if the show’s going to go to another level. “You feed off the crowd,” he said. “Whatever they give you, as much as they’ll give you, it comes back to us and it makes this big turbine of energy in the room. We’ll know stepping out how much they want to give us. It gives us that extra. Literally when we get done playing we’re exhausted. We’re covered in sweat and we’re soaked and we feel like we’ve given them their money’s worth.”

‘Fabulous Beekman Boys’: Farm life for city guys By Frazier Moore AP television writer NEW YORK — At first glance, “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” would seem to feature the least likely agrarians since Oliver and Lisa took up farming on “Green Acres.” And these “boys” aren’t sitcom characters. They’re real-life transplanted Manhattan urbanites who, somewhat on a whim, bought a twocentury-old mansion named Beekman Manor plus the farm that went with it, then began a crash course in country living. The result is on display in a docu-reality series premiering Wednesday at 8 p.m. on Planet Green. It’s by turns funny, instructive, even inspirational (these guys just don’t quit!). And befitting its costars, it’s also fabulous. The self-proclaimed Beekman Boys consist of Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, partners for a decade who boast diverse and downright colorful backgrounds. Brent has been an assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and was vice president of healthy living at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Josh is a professional drag queen turned advertising exec, and a successful author

On TV “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” premiers on Planet Green at 8 p.m. Wednesday

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Brent Ridge, left, and Josh Kilmer-Purcell from “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” whose just-published third book, “The Bucolic Plague,” serves as an unintended prequel to their TV series by recounting how he and Brent took the plunge into their rural lifestyle. The charm of “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” comes in part from witnessing their steep learning curve as they confront a slew of farm chores wildly alien to their past experience. Meanwhile, they strike a colorful contrast (and the occasional sparks) in how they navigate their new challenges. For example, Brent, who tends the farm full time, wants it tidier than some people keep

their studio apartment. (In his view, even a pig sty shouldn’t be a pig sty.) Josh is more laid-back, especially since he arrives at the farm each Friday after toiling in Manhattan at his ad agency job to guarantee them a regular paycheck. “It’s tough,” he sighs after one outburst of his partner’s lofty demands. “I have a dream, and then you take it and you turn it into this whole production.” Serving as their onsite authority is “Farmer John” Hall, a lifelong resident of their tiny village of Sharon Springs, N.Y., whose reigning passion is his herd of goats.

Beside growing provisions for their own use, the Beekman Boys have created an organic lifestyle brand, Beekman 1802, whose product line includes goat-milk soap and a goat-milk cheese covered with hardwood ash. For this couple, the adventure began in 2007 when they bought the farm. But the seed was planted for the TV series a year ago when Josh met Laura Michalchyshyn, boss of Planet Green (as well as Discovery Health and FitTV). “He started talking about the farm,” Michalchyshyn recalled recently. “He said, ‘We may fail, we may succeed, but we really want to give this a try.”’ Intrigued, she arranged to meet Brent a week later. “I said, ‘You guys ever thought of doing a TV show?’ And they looked at me and said, ‘No one has asked us.”’ She asked. “It was one of those rare moments when the head of a network just says, ‘OK, let’s give this a shot.”’ Shooting started last July.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

Teenager feels unsettled by her boyfriend’s wandering eye DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL


mond at a very young age, which has prevented both of you from having the normal kinds of dating experiences that are supposed to happen in high school. If he is restless, it would be better for both of you to date others, at least for a while. If you are meant to be together, your relationship will stand the test of exposure to others. Dear Abby: My husband, “Russ,” and I have been married 13 years. During that time he has lost more than 15 jobs


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Gemini (May 21-June 20) — It’s likely that you will be particularly strong in areas where financial problem-solving is a must. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — You have a natural gift for being able to quickly remedy sticky situations that arise out of nowhere. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Pay close attention to those naturalborn insights you often get, especially those that are persistent. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Strive to maintain high standards within your full range of involvements, even with the little things that no one tends to notice. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Without even trying, you’ll have an aura of authority that will automatically make others follow your lead. Don’t be surprised that when you look back, a crowd will be following you. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Being nonjudgmental is what will make your involvements with others so successful. Neither their shortcomings nor mistakes will disturb you, nor will you be awed by their great attributes. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Changes brought about by outside factors won’t necessarily be disturbing to you or appear to be too exciting. However, by day’s end you’re likely to feel like you’ve had quite a time. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Diplomacy and tact are two of the greatest tools you can use to ward off or minimize any complications that might otherwise develop. Use them freely. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Simply by settling down to business when called for, and not letting frivolous involvements sidetrack you from what needs doing, you will have a very productive day. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — The quality of your companionship will be of far greater significance to you than being surrounded by a quantity of friends. Aries (March 21-April 19) — You should find that you are both a good starter and a good finisher, so take on those jobs that once begun must be completed the same day. You won’t leave anything hanging. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Keep an open mind when discussing an arrangement in which you’re involved. If changes need to be made, don’t hesitate to explore all avenues as to the best way to go about doing so.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: A very close friend of mine was killed in a motorcycle accident a week ago, and I can’t shake this terrible depression. He is on my mind every second that I’m awake. I’m fortunate that school is out for the summer because I would not be able to concentrate on my studies. I’m contacting you to find out if this emotional pain will ever leave me. I pray that it will. I will never forget this guy as long as I live. But I want to be happy when I think of him because he was such a good human being and a marvelous friend. — Nameless, Fresno, Calif. Nameless: Time is the universal healer of almost all our wounds, both physical and emotional. You will always remember the tragic loss of a loved one or a close friend, but with time, the depression ebbs and wonderful thoughts of your friend replace the blues. However, if your depression grows stronger or you feel that you are incapable of coping by yourself, please seek professional counseling. Dr. Wallace: I’m 18 and my very best friend is the same age. We both recently graduated from high school and were both planning to attend the University of Washington in a couple of weeks. But all that has changed now. My friend found out last week that she’s pregnant. Her boyfriend is trying to talk her into having an abortion, but she isn’t sure what she wants to do. Her parents are aware that she’s pregnant. Of course they’re not happy about it, but they are leaving the decision entirely up to her. They said they would stand by her regardless of what she decides to do. My friend has really used me as a sounding board and has told me that I mean more to her at this time than her parents. Now here comes the hard part. My parents both want me to sever all contact with my friend. They think it’s disgraceful that she’s pregnant and feel strongly that the “sin” she committed will taint me if I continue to be her friend. My parents used to like my friend, but not anymore. I never dreamed they would react this way because they are religious and attend church regularly. Please give me your thoughts on this. — Nameless, Centralia, Wash. Nameless: Your parents are very twisted in their thinking. You would be tainted if you deserted a friend in her time of need. This young lady desperately needs you right now, and I urge you to continue to give her love and support despite your parents’ objections. What a shame they are unable to be supportive of you and see that true friendship means sticking with someone through the tough times. I hope they eventually do see this and are able to stop adding to your friend’s difficulties by condemning her. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

for various reasons — tardiness, not performing up to par, etc. I finally was able to convince him to get tested when I noticed he was having difficulty paying attention. He was diagnosed with ADHD, and they said he has an IQ of about 80. I am working on my doctorate. I hold a job with other wives whose husbands have “great jobs,” and I sometimes don’t know what to say about Russ. He’s a good person, very loving and tries his best, but honestly, I do get frustrated and have a little bit of “husband envy.” Russ is 50 and we have no children. How do I come to grips with the fact that he may never be a provider? — Challenged in New York Dear Challenged: Your marriage has lasted 13 years, so Russ must be doing something

right. Not all men are great financial providers, but most manage to make up for it in other ways. I’ll bet the other wives never say a word about their husbands’ shortcomings during those chat fests. One way to come to grips with the fact that Russ may “never be a provider” would be to refrain from making comparisons when your co-workers start bragging about their spouses. Dear Abby: Every time I turn on the radio or television, I hear “Call 1-800-THE-COMPANY.” I know advertisers want listeners to remember them by their company name, and they think it’s a clever reminder of their telephone number — but it has become silly. I have poor eyesight, and it’s not an easy task trying to decipher those 800 numbers.

Why can’t they mention the number along with their cute little jingle? It would make contacting them a heck of a lot easier for people like me who happen to be ... Blind as a Bat in Colorado Dear Blind as a Bat: You make a good point. Foolish is the vendor who makes it difficult for prospective custom-

ers to make contact. It doesn’t make sense to sacrifice the practical for the “cute,” even though it’s often tempting.

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

Hope for Behcet’s patients is in prescribed solution Dear Dr. Gott: This letter is in regards to your recent article concerning the woman with Behcet’s disease. I was diagnosed with Behcet’s in 1990 and saw 27 doctors before being diagnosed and finding my way to remission. The woman in your article is suffering from one of the worst parts of Behcet’s: the inability to eat due to mouth and throat lesions. She is starving to death, and at this point, food is the medicine that she needs more than anything. This, too, happened to me. I lost 80 pounds and was in bed for months, waiting to die. Finally, a doctor prescribed Costanzi’s solution, a compound used for those with mouth cancer, etc. I know you cannot prescribe medication, but this woman needs to know that Costanzi’s will allow her to swallow again. It kills the pain long enough to take those much-needed bites of food. All she needs to do is swish and swallow, wait a few moments, and then eat or drink. Very often, doctors overprescribe. The overload of medications and the side effects are what keep a patient bedridden. In their quest to “cure” me, my doctors went so far as to try chemotherapy and did abdominal surgery, thinking I might have an undetected tumor. I did not. Please know, I do appreciate those efforts and understand them. A great many doctors are not educated about Behcet’s. So people are left to reading medical journals and joining associations. They are left to focus on the symptoms they are either experiencing or are waiting to occur and are frightened to death. In any case, these are all my opinions, and I wouldn’t want to unduly influence someone else. My main concern in writing is the Costanzi’s solution. It very well might help this poor woman. This compound, first formulated by a hematologist, might bring her a moment of sheer relief. I remember praying for that — 30 seconds of relief! To this day, although I am considered in remission, if my immune system gets knocked or if I get too tired, I might get a lesion, and Costanzi’s saves the day (as does lidocaine gel for lesions elsewhere). Dear Reader: I have reprinted your letter in its complete form because of the positive ray of hope in dealing with this complicated disorder. Costanzi’s is an oral remedy developed by Dr. John Costanzi of the University of Texas Medical Branch. Its purpose is to help debilitated patients with conditions such as oral ulcerations related to AIDS, chemotherapy and other conditions. As you pointed out in your attachment, it is comprised of Benadryl elixir, tetracycline liquid, Nystatin oral suspension and Synalar solution. Benadryl elixir is an antihistamine and anticholinergic that works by blocking histamine action. Tetracycline is an antibiotic prescribed for fighting bacterial infections. Nys-



tatin treats candidiasis of the mouth; and Synalar (a steroid) treats inflammation. As you can see, this is a whammy of a solution of infection fighters that Costanzi combined successfully to fight oral lesions. It certainly might be a possibility for a Behcet’s patient, who should bring it to the attention of his or her diagnosing physician to determine whether it is worth a try. Because I am not an oncologist, nor have I had any experience in dealing with the solution, I cannot do any more than report your findings.

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Dear Abby: I’m 17 and have been dating “Raymond” for two years. The thing that concerns me is we aren’t supposed to be attracted to other people, but I think he is. During arguments he has thrown other girls in my face. That really hurt, and I can’t get over it. I think he’s attracted to other girls, but he doesn’t want me to be attracted to other guys. Can you please give me some advice? I’d really like to know what’s going on inside his head. Are his eyes for me only? — Teen in Merced, Calif. Dear Teen: Probably not. It’s normal for men — and women, by the way — of all ages to be attracted to people other than their mates. However, those with good character resist the urge to act on it. Now for some advice: You became involved with Ray-

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


(Answers Monday) LLAMA HUSKY JOCKEY LUNACY What the ladies considered the crude postman — JUNK MALE

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis

ACROSS 1 One in a coup group 8 Tenochtitlán founders 14 Source of overcompensating bravado 17 Stay away 18 Old Greek theater 19 Carpenter with drums 20 Van Halen’s “Somebody Get __ Doctor” 21 Start of an intermission? 22 Seedless greenhouse denizens 23 Judicial seat 24 Flare, maybe 25 Makes an example of 26 Declaration in a playground game 27 Vitamin K source 28 Over 29 Yin and yang, e.g. 32 One who doesn’t do Windows? 33 Native Alaskans 34 Seemingly charmed entrepreneur 35 Rival of Sparta 36 Like unsorted mail 37 Beaut 40 Course objectives for many 41 Black-tie events 42 Florida’s __ Chica Key 43 Ophelia’s niece, in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” 44 Actress Palmer 45 Peer’s realm, perhaps 46 2009 addition to Wimbledon’s Centre Court 49 Like a master criminal 50 Impertinent 51 Loses all its water

DOWN 1 Annuls 2 Declined 3 Sports page headline grabbers 4 Turning part 5 Design 6 Morn’s opposite 7 Hobby involving launches 8 Nuts in cupules 9 Tunes (out) 10 Bootleggers’ nemeses 11 Mini-albums, for short 12 Showy arbor vine 13 Crystalline gypsum variety 15 Approached 16 Unknown 22 Edicts 23 Employee of the Month incentive 25 Markers 26 Battery acronym 27 Madison Avenue honors 28 Diminishes 29 Nursery supply 30 Figures out

31 With a browned crust, as potatoes 32 Air pressure unit 34 First woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 36 Meager 37 Expand the admission pool, in a way 38 Parrot

39 Bass prey 41 Arm wrestler’s pride, as it’s commonly called 42 Seethes 44 Reindeer herder 45 Academic list keeper 47 Engineering sch. on the Hudson 48 Sch. with a yearbook called the Gumbo


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The Vicksburg Post

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Little Ones Graduation On Sunday, June 27th, The Classified Department will have our Little One’s Graduation” “L This is the chance to show how proud you are that your “Little One” is finished with pre-school Big School” and is heading to “B Bring your child’s picture (graduation gown optional) along with $17 to The Classified Department for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Deadline is Tuesday, June 22nd at 3pm.

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ANNOUNCEMENT PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR HVAC EQUIPMENT AT MADISON PARISH HIGH SCHOOL, MADISON PARISH MIDDLE SCHOOL, TALLULAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND WRIGHT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL The Madison Parish School Board (MPSB) is soliciting responses from Louisiana licensed building service contractors and mechanical contractors describing their capabilities to evaluate, monitor, service, and maintain existing HVAC equipment at Madison Parish High School, Madison Parish Middle School, Tallulah Elementary School, and Wright Elementary School, and as further described in this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and supporting documents. Request for Qualification packages may be obtained by writing: Madison Parish School Board Attn: Supt. Samuel Dixon 301 South Chestnut Street Tallulah, LA 71282 Completed hard copy submissions, including one (1) original and three (3) copies should be physically in the possession of Supt. Dixon at the address listed above not later than 2:00 PM CST on Thursday, June 24, 2010. The proposer bears sole responsibility for assuring timely delivery. A mandatory Pre-Proposal conference will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 17, 2010, at the Madison Parish School Board, 301 South Chestnut Street, Tallulah, Louisiana 71282. Assemble at the main reception area of the building. At this meeting, any questions concerning the RFQ will be addressed. Written questions concerning this RFQ should be addressed as noted above and shall be in the possession of the Madison Parish School Board at the address noted above no later than Friday, June 18, 2010. This announcement does not commit the Madison Parish School Board to award a contract or pay any costs incurred in the preparation of the proposals. The Madison Parish School Board reserves the right to accept or reject, in whole or in part, all proposals submitted and/or to cancel this announcement. Any contract awarded shall be based upon the proposals most advantageous to the Madison Parish School Board, price and other factors considered. All contracts are subject to the Availability of funds. Publish: 6/3, 6/6, 6/12(3t)

BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Moak Petroleum Products Inc. Parcel# 094W 22 217021008800 P.O. Box 508 600 Depot Street, PPIN 15494 Vicksburg, MS 39181 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on June 21, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the June 3, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 6/5, 6/12(2t)

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CHURCH MUSICIAN NEEDED Immediate opening for a church musician. Must be available every Sunday for morning worship service. We are seeking a well trained church musician with excellent choral directing and organ/piano skills. Candidate must be a person of prayer and devotion to the mission of God in the community of the Church. Candidate is responsible for continuing a long tradition of music excellence by overseeing the music ministry of the church. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest and resume including three professional references to: Christian Chapel (Disciples of Christ) Church Musician Search Committee Post Office Box 908 Port Gibson, MS 39150

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Adams County Correctional Center is looking to fill the following positions! We offer competitive wages, career advancement and a comprehensive benefit package. Adams County Correctional Center 20 Hobo Fork Rd. Natchez, Mississippi 39121 Correctional Officer Dental Assistant Vocational Instructor – Masonry Mailroom Clerk

Certified Medical Assistant Psychologist Vocational Instructor – Electrical

Qualifications: High school diploma, GED certification or equivalent. Must complete pre-service training, must be able to successfully complete a full background check. A valid driver's license is required. Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 21 years of age. To apply for this position please complete an Online Application at, or apply at your local Mississippi Unemployment Office. CCA is a Drug Free Workplace & an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

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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.

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

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

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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

LOCAL TRUCK DRIVER needed for Paper Mill Shuttle/ Jockey Service. Must be 25 years old, able to pass drug test. Blue Cross Insurance, Hourly Pay. Eagle/ Kelly Trucking. 800-8210144.

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

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

DELICIOUS FRESH VEGETABLES. Cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, cabbage. 601-634-8747. 601-529-3678.

SOFA AND LOVE seat. Burgundy and blue, good condition. $150. 601-2915760.

Foster a Homeless Pet!



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

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,


Highway 61 South

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

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

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 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.


Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.


Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860

14. Pets & Livestock


CALL 601-636-7535

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.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

43 dogs & puppies 41 cats & kittens

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

Please adopt today!

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

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.

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

601-638-7191 Classifieds Really Work!

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

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

07. Help Wanted

G e o r ge C a r r

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.

NP& PA - Emergency Department River Region Medical CenterEmergency Department We are opening a position for full and part time in our 33k volume ED. We offer an exceptional rate at market standards plus full benefits. Shifts times are from 9am-7pm FridaySunday and 5pm- 3am Monday- Thursday. For immediate consideration please send your CV to Jason DeBeck at or call 888-632-1085 ext. 4963.


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.

Don’t miss a day of The Vicksburg Post! Our ePost now available! Call 601-636-4545 Circulation, for details!

The Vicksburg Post

601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620 2950 S. Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS •

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.

K n K Farms

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

318-207-6221 318-574-4572


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

Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters,

Live Crawfish $1.50/ lb Fresh Oysters

THOMASVILLE PLANTATION Rice bed, king size, $400. Thomasville entertainment center, $400. Mahogony wood, great condition. 601-638-1579. USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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.

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

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

3 FAMILY SALE, 922 Newitt Vick Drive, Saturday, 7am- 11am, children's clothes, baby items/ clothes, home dĂŠcor, lots of great miscellaneous!

125 BROODWOOD DRIVE. Multi family. Large dog pen, school uniforms, children's clothes, toys, household miscellaneous. Saturday 7am- 12. 2 FAMILY GARAGE SALE 492 Lakeside Drive. Saturday 7am- 12. Furniture, Lots of everything. 2300 GLASS ROAD LOT #3. Inside Sale. Furniture, washer/ dryer, mattress set, dishes and clothes.

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.

C heapest Prices in Town

19. Garage & Yard Sales

19. Garage & Yard Sales

108 BROOKWOOD DRIVE. Saturday, 7am-12 Noon. Computer desk, book case, mens and womens clothes, etcetera. Garage and House for sale, too!!!

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

2750 HIGHWAY 27, Apostolic Church of Vicksburg, Saturday, 7am- 12 noon. Inside yard sale, lots of everything, come see!

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.


29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments


601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

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

601-638-1102 * 601-415-3333

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•

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 RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL New Construction & Remodeling



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


• Printing

• Signs


• Bulldozer & Construction

• 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



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


Show Your Colors! Post Plaza 601-631-0400

1601 N. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180 • Lawn HandyMan Care Services


• Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations (601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Rd Vicksburg, MS 39180



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

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

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

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.

! 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.

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales


June 24, 2010

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

29. Unfurnished Apartments 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.

29. Unfurnished Apartments CONFEDERATE RIDGE 780 Hwy 61 North

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


Commodore Apartments


32. Mobile Homes For Sale 2007 16x80, one owner, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Walk in laundry,shingle roof, siding. Call 601-529-0381. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

33. Commercial Property

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


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

24. Business Services LARRY’S MAINTENANCE SERVICE & HANDYMAN •Pressure washing for houses & driveways •Painting •Gutter Cleaning 601-638-3788 601-415-5715

26. For Rent Or Lease DUPLEX-2 UNITS. Central air/ heat, tile flooring, 1 bath, 3 bedrooms, fenced backyard. $650. 601-218-4543.

28. Furnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM. FURNISHED, with utilities, washer/ dryer, wireless internet, cable, garage. $200 weekly. 601-638-1746. BOARDING HOUSE. $100 weekly, includes cable and utilities. $150 Deposit. References required. 601-218-4543. 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. STUDIO APARTMENT. $700 UP Monthly. $200 weekly. Furnished, utilities, cable, laundry, parking, weekly cleaning. 601661-9747.

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. 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 BEEDROM. Heat and Air. 1817 Main Street. 601636-2010. Turn your trash into cash with “The Classified Factory”. To place your ad in the Classifieds call 601-636-SELL!

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

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

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

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings


30. Houses For Rent 2 BEDROOMS. 3120 Second Street, central heat/ air, all appliances. $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-6036. 2517 OAK STREET. 2 bedrooms, all appliances, off street parking, storage building. $550 monthly, deposit required. 504-427-4071. 2830 Drummond 4 bedroom 2 bath central air, 2000 square feet. Fenced back. Small garage. $840 monthly. 601-638-3974, 601-529-9800

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

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

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

40. Cars & Trucks

Realtor “Simply the Best”


M c Millin Real Estate

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


Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

318-322-4000 EXECUTIVE PLAZA. North Frontage Road, #11, on front. Available June 1st. $600 monthly. Call 601-5293666.

34. Houses For Sale

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

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


Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

Big River Realty

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

Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

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

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.

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

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

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

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






601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

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


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

601-636-8193 HOME FOR SALE by Owner: Completely Remodeled. 3 bedrooms 1 ½ bath, central heat/air, piped for natural gas, Skyfarm Area, Mid 70's, Assist with closing. 601-529-0262, 601634-1355.

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.

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.

40. Cars & Trucks 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.

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 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

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

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

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

34. Houses For Sale


108 TURNERVILLE ROAD • $184,500



Be the first to live in one of our New Apartments! Available January 1st 2010

McMillin Real Estate

1803 Clay Street



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


Toll Free 1-866-238-8861

34. Houses For Sale


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

34. Houses For Sale



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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent


801 Clay Street • Vicksburg


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

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

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

• Rent Based On Income

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

Vicksburg’s Most Convenient Luxury Apartments!

DOWNTOWN, BRICK, Marie Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $500, water furnished. 601-6367107,

34. Houses For Sale





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



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



Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

The New Class of World Class 100,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty 4 Year, 50,000 Mile Bumper to Bumper Warranty 2010 Buick Lacrosse CXL Buick Lacrosse is “The Most Dependable Midsize Car” according to the 2009 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study.

2010 Buick Lacrosse – GM’s Fastest Selling Vehicle Average Lacrosse stays on dealer lots less thank 14 days.


30,410 $ Pontiac Saturn Private Offer- 1,000 M.S.R.P. -






2010 Buick Lucerne CXL 36,200 $ Sale Price - 33,995 $ Rebates - 4,000 M.S.R.P. -

2010 Buick Lucerne –










2010 Buick Enclave 36,405 $ Sale Price - 34,995 $ Rebates - 1,500

2010 Buick Enclave – Silver FIVE STAR CRASH TEST RATING

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Westwood, Willis tied for lead By The Associated Press

2010 World Cup 12:30 p.m. today ABC U.S. vs. England

Conference chaos Texas decides fate on Tuesday, Nebraska to Big Ten, Boise State joins Mountain West. Story/D3


3 p.m. Fox - It’s the North Side vs. the South Side as the Chicago White Sox take on the Cubs at Wrigley Field.


CAMERON COOKSEY Vicksburg quarterback threw 11 touchdown passes at the 7-on7 Jackson Passing League on Tuesday. Story/D2


South Africa ties Mexico

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A joyous day for South Africa. A not quite perfect result. South Africa gave up the lead on a goal by Mexico’s Rafael Marquez in the 79th minute and settled for a 1-1 draw Friday before 84,000 horn-blaring fans, whose euphoria over the start of the first World Cup on the continent was only slightly dimmed by the tie. The match followed a day of celebration throughout all of Africa — though the excitement was tempered by the death of Nelson Mandela’s great-granddaughter in a car accident on the eve of the opener. Beyond the personal heartbreak, the tragedy stole a moment of triumph from the 91-year-old anti-apartheid leader, who campaigned to bring the World Cup to his nation despite skepticism it could be pulled off. Mandela mourned with his family and opted not to attend the match or the colorful opening ceremony that preceded it. Siphiwe Tshabalala had given the host nation a dream start, finishing off an excellent move in the 55th minute to set off wild celebrations at Soccer City. But the South Africans left defender Marquez open and he collected a leftwing cross to score the tying goal.


La. Pick 3: 1-9-1 La. Pick 4: 1-2-7-2

Weekly results: D2

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Lee Westwood had heard how challenging the TPC Southwind course is when the wind blows. Now the Englishman knows for himself how true all that talk really is. Westwood scrambled to birdie his final three holes in grabbing a share of a onestroke lead Friday with Garrett Willis after the second round of the St. Jude Classic with the winds gusting up to 22 mph. Westwood, making his Memphis debut this week as part of his tuneup for next week’s U.S. Open, said that made it tricky judging shots after seeing no wind Thursday. “You’ve got to be on the fairway to attack the flags,

golf and I just didn’t hit it close enough to the flag early on,” he said. “So it was a day of patience and battling, and I was rewarded at the end of the round with three birdies for doing that.” Westwood had a one-stroke lead after his opening 65, and the world’s No. 3-ranked player dropped two strokes off the pace with two bogeys. He rolled in a 26-footer for birdie on No. 17, and then hit a 9-iron within 4 feet for a 68 that tied him with Willis at 9-under 131 total through 36 holes. Willis, who spent last year on the Nationwide Tour, had five birdies in a bogey-free round to put himself in the final group for Saturday.

Charley Hoffman had the clubhouse lead early with a 65 and was at 132. Robert Karlsson (66) and Robert Garrigus (66) were tied for third at 133. Texas teenager Jordan Spieth, who became the sixth-youngest to make a PGA cut at the Byron Nelson last month, missed this cut at 1 over as he finished 2-over 142. Hoffman took advantage of his morning tee time with little wind in becoming the first to reach 8 under. His sixth birdie, which he rolled in from 78 feet on the par-3 14th, helped him take the clubhouse lead. “I think they gypped me a few feet,” Hoffman said on the measurement of a putt he See Golf, Page D4.

The associated press

Lee Westwood tips his cap as he walks up to the 18th green during the second round of the St. Jude Classic golf tournament Friday.


Hearn, McGivney take top honors

Best in the county By Jeff Byrd It’s beginning to be old hat for Warren Central. For the second year in a row, the Warren Central Lady Vikes won a division title. For the second year in a row, WC coach Dana McGivney is the Vicksburg Post Coach of the Year and her best player, Chasity Hearn, earns her first player of the year honor. Next year, however, McGivney hopes to break a trend of first-round playoff exits. To do so, the Lady Vikes will need improvement in three key statistical areas, batting average, fielding percentage and earned run average. The Lady Vikes went 14-12 with a very young team. Only one senior, catcher Blair Thornton, was lost to graduation. Hearn, who batted .289, returns for her junior season along with seven other players that include both starting pitchers, all of the outfield and the rest of the infield. McGivney, though, wants more. That’s why she has put together a summer tournament schedule for her returning players and her junior varsity. The Lady Vikes 16-and-under and 14-and-under teams played in last weekend’s Rumble on the River. The varsity Lady Vikes went 1-2 in the main draw. “I didn’t help there to be a summer dropoff and I think by playing some tournaments against these select teams will help us. The more you play, the better you can get,” McGivney said. McGivney is hoping to use tournament play to improve her team’s offense. They batted just .226 and averaged just 6.26 runs and 6.38

Busch takes pole position By The Associated Press

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Warren Central High softball coach Dana McGivney, left, and infielder Sissy Hearn were named The Vicksburg Post All-County Coach and Player of the Year.

prep softball On D3 The 2010 All-County fastpitch softball team hits per game. “We have got to hit better. I think if we can bring the team batting average up,

to say .350, then we will be a lot more competitive with the better teams,” McGivney said. The two areas that will benefit are defense and pitching. The Lady Vikes made 60 errors last season and the team fielding percentage was .901. The team ERA was 5.64. “I actually thought we

played pretty well defensively. We would have our bad inning, but for the most part, we were pretty good. One of the problems we had this past weekend was people playing out of position and we don’t have Sissy (Hearn) with us,” McGivney said. “We also See All-County, Page D4.

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Kurt Busch spent Thursday hanging out at Dodge headquarters in the Detroit suburbs, chatting up the employees and shaking hands. As the star of the Kurt only major Busch NASCAR Sprint Cup team still driving Dodges, there’s a special kinship between Penske Racing and the manufacturer, which is still trying to find its way through the rubble left by the economic downturn. “With the odds stacked up against you, you always feel like you’re running an uphill battle,” Busch said. Funny, it doesn’t seem that way these days for Busch. The surging NASCAR veteran took the pole for Sunday’s 400-mile race at Michigan International Speedway with an average speed of 189.984 mph, his second pole of the season. Jamie McMurray will start second and Jimmie Johnson third. “I give all the credit to the crew and Steve Addington for making the sharp decision that it takes to set a car on the pole and stay on top of changing track conditions.” Busch enters Sunday’s race fifth in the points standings and is possibly the hottest driver on the circuit not driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. He swept the All-Star event and See NASCAR, Page D4.

U.S. team set to battle England in World Cup opener By The Associated Press RUSTENBURG, South Africa — When they emerged victorious the last time, they wound up calling it “The Game of Their Lives.” Once-unknown players have spent a lifetime reliving memories of that unexpected night in Belo Horizonte, when the United States rose up and defeated mighty Eng-

soccer land in the World Cup. Sixty years removed and 4,449 miles from that stadium in Brazil, the nations finally meet again today in a game that matters, a rematch in this year’s World Cup opener for both teams. Once again, England is stocked with the talented and the wealthy, carrying the

hopes of long-suffering supporters who still believe even though 44 years have passed since the Three Lions’ last and only World Cup title. And while the Americans are no longer obscure, and many have gained experience with the very Premier League clubs that produced England’s stars, they remain outsiders, eager to earn the respect of not only the soccer

powers but of a skeptical public back home. So, in refurbished Royal Bafokeng Stadium, in the open savannah bushveld near platinum mines and game parks filled with elephants and baboons, soccer’s English-speaking power and English-speaking upstart face off for pride, and more importantly, three points toward reaching the second

round. “We believe we’re going to win,” U.S. coach Bob Bradley said Friday night. “It’s said with no disrespect to our opponent. We certainly know that it will take a strong, strong effort on our part.” Far, far away from home, the setting is most unusual. This is the first World See Soccer, Page D4.


Saturday, June 12, 2010

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATHLETICS Noon CBS - NCAA Division I, Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Championships, at Eugene, Ore. 3 p.m. NBC - Grand Prix, at New York AUTO RACING 7:30 a.m. Speed - 24 Hours of Le Mans, start of race 11:30 a.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 (tape) 1 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Truck Series, VFW 200 3 p.m. ESPN - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for Meijer 300 3:30 p.m. Speed - Formula One, qualifying for Canadian Grand Prix, at Montreal (same-day tape) 5 p.m. Speed - 24 Hours of Le Mans 7 p.m. ESPN - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Meijer 300, at Sparta, Ky. 10 p.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, qualifying for Supernationals (tape) BOXING 9 p.m. FSN - Champion Ivan Calderon (33-0-1) vs. Jesus Iribe (17-6-4), for WBO light flyweight title COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon ESPN - Super Regionals, Vanderbilt at Florida State 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Super Regionals, Miami at Florida GOLF 8 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Open de Portugal 11 a.m. TGC - USGA, Curtis Cup 3 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, St. Jude Classic 6:30 p.m. TGC - LPGA, State Farm Classic (tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 4 p.m. Fox - Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs MAJOR LEAGUE LACROSSE 2 p.m. ESPN2 - Denver at Boston MOTORSPORTS 2 p.m. NBC - AMA Motocross, at Mount Morris, Pa. WORLD CUP SOCCER 6 a.m. ESPN - Group “B,” Korea vs. Greece 8:30 a.m. ESPN - Group “B,” Argentina vs. Nigeria 12:30 p.m. ABC - Group “C,” England vs. U.S.


from staff & AP reports

prep football Vicksburg improves to 4-0 in passing league Vicksburg won four games Tuesday in the Jackson Passing League, a 7-on-7 pass skeleton league. The first win was a 23-12 win over Bailey. Cameron Cooksey threw three touchdown passes, one of which went to Millan Nasif and two of which were caught by Adam Reed. Tavaris Thomas had an interception. In the second game, the Gators beat Durant 20-8. Cooksey went 14-of-23 with three TDs, one of which went to Kawayne Gaston and one of which was caught by Reed. A.J. Stamps had an interception. In the third game, the Gators defeated Callaway 20-9 as Cooksey tossed TDs to Reed, Gaston and Darius Youngblood. Thomas had a pick in that game as well. In the final game, a 13-0 decision over Raymond, Cooksey had TD tosses to Jonathan Clay and Reed. In the Alcorn State football camp on Wednesday, Montay James was named offensive MVP and Eric Gaines earned defensive MVP honors representing Vicksburg.

MLB Braves put McLouth on DL MINNEAPOLIS — The Atlanta Braves have placed outfielder Nate McLouth on the 15-day disabled list with a head injury. The move was made before Friday night’s 2-1 loss at Minnesota.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 12 1939 — Byron Nelson wins the U.S. Open in a three-way playoff with Craig Wood and Denny Shute. 1948 — Ben Hogan wins the U.S. Open with a record 276, five lower than Ralph Guldahl’s 1937 record. 1990 — Egypt, a 500-1 long shot, stuns Netherlands when Magdi Abdel-Ghani converts a penalty shot with 8 minutes remaining to tie the World Cup favorites 1-1. 1999 — Cal Ripken is 6-for-6, homering twice and driving in six runs as the Baltimore Orioles score the most runs in franchise history with a 22-1 rout of the Atlanta Braves.

The Vicksburg Post

SCOREBOARD major league baseball American League East Division

W Tampa Bay....................39 New York.......................38 Boston...........................36 Toronto..........................34 Baltimore.......................17

L 22 23 27 27 44

Pct .639 .623 .571 .557 .279

W Minnesota......................36 Detroit............................31 Chicago.........................27 Kansas City...................26 Cleveland.......................24

L 25 29 33 36 36

Pct GB .590 — .517 4 1/2 .450 8 1/2 .419 10 1/2 .400 11 1/2

Central Division

West Division

GB — 1 4 5 22

W L Pct GB Texas.............................33 28 .541 — Los Angeles..................33 30 .524 1 Oakland.........................32 30 .516 1 1/2 Seattle...........................23 37 .383 9 1/2 ——— Friday’s Games Chicago White Sox 10, Chicago Cubs 5 N.Y. Yankees 4, Houston 3 N.Y. Mets 5, Baltimore 1 Detroit 6, Pittsburgh 2 Cleveland 7, Washington 2 Florida 14, Tampa Bay 9 Kansas City 6, Cincinnati 5, 11 innings Boston 12, Philadelphia 2 Minnesota 2, Atlanta 1 Milwaukee 6, Texas 2 Toronto at Colorado, (n) Seattle at San Diego, (n) L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Oakland at San Francisco, (n) Today’s Games Houston (W.Rodriguez 3-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Vazquez 5-5), 12:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 3-6) at Chicago Cubs (Silva 8-0), 3:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Blanton 1-4) at Boston (Matsuzaka 5-2), 3:10 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. Washington (J.Martin 0-1) at Cleveland (Carmona 4-5), 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), 8:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Kazmir 5-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Ely 3-2), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Houston at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m. Kansas City at Cincinnati, 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Baltimore, 12:35 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 12:35 p.m. Florida at Tampa Bay, 12:40 p.m. Atlanta at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Texas at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Toronto at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 3:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Seattle at St. Louis, 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Toronto at San Diego, 9:05 p.m. Baltimore at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

National League East Division

W Atlanta...........................35 New York.......................33 Philadelphia...................31 Florida............................30 Washington....................30

L 27 28 28 31 32

Pct .565 .541 .525 .492 .484

W Cincinnati.......................35 St. Louis........................33 Chicago.........................27 Milwaukee......................26 Houston.........................25 Pittsburgh......................23

L 27 27 34 35 37 38

Pct GB .565 — .550 1 .443 7 1/2 .426 8 1/2 .403 10 .377 11 1/2

Central Division

West Division

GB — 1 1/2 2 1/2 4 1/2 5

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 ——— Friday’s Games St. Louis at Arizona, (n) Today’s Games St. Louis (Ottavino 0-1) at Arizona (Haren 6-4), 7:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games St. Louis at Arizona, 3:10 p.m.


Atlanta Minnesota ab r h bi ab r h bi Prado 2b 4 0 0 0 Span cf 4 0 0 0 Heywrd rf 4 0 0 0 Plouffe ss 4 0 0 0 C.Jones 3b 4 0 0 0 Mauer c 4 1 1 0 Glaus 1b 4 1 2 0 Mornea 1b 4 1 1 0 McCnn dh 3 0 1 0 Cuddyr rf 3 0 1 0 YEscor ss 2 0 0 0 Thome dh 2 0 0 0 Infante lf 2 0 0 1 Kubel lf 3 0 2 1 GBlanc cf 1 0 0 0 Tolbert 2b 0 0 0 0 D.Ross c 3 0 0 0 Valenci 3b 2 0 0 0 MeCarr lf 3 0 2 0 DlmYn lf 1 0 1 1 Punto 3b 3 0 1 0 Totals 30 1 5 1 Totals 30 2 7 2 Atlanta......................................010 000 000 — 1 Minnesota.................................000 000 20x — 2 DP—Atlanta 1. LOB—Atlanta 3, Minnesota 5. 2B—Punto (7). S—Y.Escobar. IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta T.Hudson L,6-2 8 7 2 2 1 2 Minnesota Liriano W,6-3 8 5 1 1 0 11 Rauch S,16-18 1 0 0 0 0 3 WP—Liriano 2. Umpires—Home, Hunter Wendelstedt; First, Jerry Layne; Second, Brian Runge; Third, Mike Winters. T—2:06. A—39,428 (39,504).


Florida Tampa Bay ab r h bi ab r h bi Coghln lf 4 4 4 1 Jaso c 2 0 0 0 GSnchz 1b 5 3 4 6 Crwfrd lf 5 1 1 2 HRmrz ss 4 0 0 1 Longori 3b 3 0 1 0 Cantu dh 5 0 1 0 WAyar 3b 2 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 3 2 0 1 C.Pena 1b 5 4 3 1 Barden 2b 1 0 0 0 Zobrist rf 4 1 1 0 C.Ross cf 5 1 2 3 BUpton cf 5 0 1 2 Stanton rf 5 1 2 2 Blalock dh 5 2 3 2 Helms 3b 4 1 1 0 SRdrgz 2b 5 1 1 0 RPauln c 4 2 1 0 Brignc ss 3 0 1 0 Shppch ph 0 0 0 0 Cormir p 0 0 0 0 Kapler ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 40 14 15 14 Totals 40 9 12 7 Florida.....................................105 410 300 — 14 Tampa Bay...............................000 201 141 — 9 E—Helms (1), R.Paulino (3), G.Sanchez (5). DP—Florida 1. LOB—Florida 6, Tampa Bay 9. 2B—Coghlan 2 (10), Stanton (1), Zobrist (13), B.Upton (15). 3B—Stanton (1), Helms (2). HR—G. Sanchez 2 (7), C.Pena (14). SB—R.Paulino (1), Crawford (20). SF—G.Sanchez, H.Ramirez. IP H R ER BB SO Florida Ani.Sanchez W,6-3 7 7 4 4 3 4 VandenHurk 1-3 3 4 1 0 0 Tankersley 1-3 0 0 0 2 0 Hensley 1 1-3 2 1 1 0 3

Tampa Bay J.Shields L,5-5 3 1-3 9 10 10 3 4 Sonnanstine 3 2-3 5 4 4 1 2 Cormier 2 1 0 0 1 2 WP—Tankersley, Sonnanstine. Umpires—Home, Jim Joyce; First, Jim Wolf; Second, Derryl Cousins; Third, Marvin Hudson. T—3:15. A—19,338 (36,973).

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Tennessee (Cubs).........37 West Tenn (Mariners)...35 Huntsville (Brewers)......29 Chattanooga (Dodgers).27 Carolina (Reds).............25

L 24 25 33 33 36

Pct. .607 .583 .468 .450 .410

GB — 1 1/2 8 1/2 9 1/2 12

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 33 .450 8 Bham (White Sox).........20 40 .333 15 ——— Friday’s Games Chattanooga 4, Mississippi 1 Mobile at Jacksonville, ppd., rain Birmingham at Montgomery, (n) Huntsville 2, Carolina 1 Tennessee 7, West Tenn 3 Today’s Games Mobile at Jacksonville, 5:30 p.m., 1st game Huntsville at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. West Tenn at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. Birmingham at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Chattanooga at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Mobile at Jacksonville, 7:05 p.m., 2nd game 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, 5 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: Florida State 9, Vanderbilt 8 Today: Florida State vs. Vanderbilt, noon x-Sunday: Vanderbilt vs. Florida State, noon At McKethan Stadium Gainesville, Fla. Friday: Florida 7, Miami 2 Today: Florida vs. Miami, 6 p.m. x-Sunday: Miami vs. Florida, 6 p.m. At UFCU Disch-Falk Field Austin, Texas Friday: TCU 3, Texas 1 Today: 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. Today: UCLA vs. Cal State-Fullerton, 6 p.m. x-Sunday: Cal State-Fullerton vs. UCLA, 9 p.m. At Davenport Field Charlottesville, Va. Today: 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. Today: 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. Today: 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. Today: Arkansas (43-19) at Arizona State (50-8), 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.

nascar Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Mich. Lap length: 2 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 189.984. 2. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 189.788. 3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 189.668. 4. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 189.623. 5. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 189.474. 6. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 189.359. 7. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 189.145. 8. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 189.051. 9. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 188.907. 10. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 188.655. 11. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 188.521. 12. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 188.314. 13. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 188.309. 14. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 188.27. 15. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 188.245. 16. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 188.245. 17. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 188.221. 18. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 187.867. 19. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 187.813. 20. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 187.642. 21. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 187.603. 22. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 187.603. 23. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 187.593. 24. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 187.529. 25. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 187.48. 26. (43) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 187.437. 27. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 187.393. 28. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 187.251. 29. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 187.246. 30. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 186.848.

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Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 186.616. Casey Mears, Toyota, 186.398. Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 186.292. Travis Kvapil, Ford, 186.191. Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 186.09. David Gilliland, Ford, 185.946. Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 185.922. Max Papis, Toyota, 185.821. Matt Kenseth, Ford, 185.538. J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 185.209. Todd Bodine, Toyota, 184.914. Kevin Conway, Ford, Owner Points. David Stremme, Ford, 184.862. Failed to Qualify 44. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 184.426. 45. (55) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 183.519. 46. (36) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 182.5.

soccer 2010 World Cup FIRST ROUND

GROUP A GP W D L GF South Africa...... 1 0 1 0 1 Mexico.............. 1 0 1 0 1 Uruguay............ 1 0 1 0 0 France.............. 1 0 1 0 0 Today’s Games At Johannesburg South Africa 1, Mexico 1 At Cape Town, South Africa Uruguay 0, France 0 June 16 At Pretoria, South Africa South Africa vs. Uruguay, 1:30 p.m. ——— GROUP B Today’s Games At Port Elizabeth, South Africa South Korea vs. Greece, 6:30 a.m. At Johannesburg Argentina vs. Nigeria, 9 a.m. ——— GROUP C Today’s Games At Rustenburg, South Africa England vs. United States, 12:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games At Polokwane, South Africa Algeria vs. Slovenia, 6:30 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. ——— GROUP E June 14 At Johannesburg Netherlands vs. Denmark, 6:30 a.m. At Bloemfontein, South Africa Japan vs. Cameroon, 9 a.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. ——— 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. ——— 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.

GA Pts 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1

golf St. Jude Classic Scores

E E E E E +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1

Failed to qualify Michael Bradley.........................70-72 Jim Carter..................................72-70 Henrik Bjornstad........................70-72 Grant Leaver.............................71-71 Paul Stankowski........................68-74 Mark Brooks..............................73-69 Stuart Appleby...........................75-67 Jason Gore................................74-68 Jeev Milkha Singh.....................67-75 Aron Price.................................73-69 Matt Weibring............................71-71 Jordan Spieth............................73-69

+2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2

transactions BASEBALL

MLB—Named Jimmie Lee Solomon executive vice president of baseball development, Frank Robinson senior vice president of major league operations. Announced executive vice president of administration John McHale will serve as interim executive vice president of baseball operations.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Announced LHP Alberto Castillo cleared waivers and was assigned to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX—Activated RHP Jonathan Papelbon from the bereavement/family medical emergency list. Designated RHP Joe Nelson for assignment. Placed OF Jeremy Hermida on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 10. Recalled RHP Scott Atchison from Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS—Recalled C Carlos Santana from Columbus (IL). Optioned C Lou Marson to Columbus. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Signed OF Timothy Ferguson, RHP Charles Byrne, OF Cameron Conner, SS Michael Liberto and CF Clifford Sandford. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Placed C Kurt Suzuki on the bereavement list. Recalled C Landon Powell from Sacramento (PCL).

National League

ATLANTA BRAVES—Placed OF Nate McLouth on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 10. Recalled SS Brandon Hicks from Gwinnett (IL). CINCINNATI REDS—Signed OF Ryan LaMarre. HOUSTON ASTROS—Signed Signed OF Jordan Scott, 3B Tyler Burnett, 2B Joshua Magee, OF Daniel Adamson, LHP Travis Blankenship, RHP Michael Ness and RHP Brian Streilein. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Placed OF Matt Stairs on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 7. Recalled OF Aaron Cunningham from Portland (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Placed RHP Todd Wellemeyer on the DL. Called up RHP Joe Martinez from Fresno (PCL).


PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Signed LB Thaddeus Gibson and DE Doug Worthington. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Signed WR Josh Reed to a one-year contract.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS—Released DB Chijioke Onyenegecha.


At TPC Southwind Memphis, Tenn. Purse: $5.6 million Yardage: 7,117; Par 70 Second Round Garrett Willis..............................66-65 Lee Westwood..........................63-68 Charley Hoffman.......................67-65 Robert Karlsson........................67-66 Robert Garrigus.........................67-66 Lee Janzen................................68-66 Shaun Micheel..........................68-66 Tim Petrovic..............................66-68 D.J. Trahan...............................66-68 Boo Weekley.............................69-66 Rory McIlroy..............................69-66 Jason Dufner.............................68-67 Ryuji Imada...............................67-68 Bob Estes..................................66-69 Heath Slocum............................69-67 Woody Austin............................69-67 Kirk Triplett................................68-68 John Senden.............................66-70 Jay Williamson..........................66-70 Zach Johnson............................67-69 Rich Barcelo..............................68-68 Glen Day...................................68-69 Josh Teater...............................66-71 Johnson Wagner.......................69-68 Vaughn Taylor...........................68-69 Michael Clark II.........................71-66 Camilo Villegas.........................71-67 Jonathan Byrd...........................69-69 Mathew Goggin.........................69-69 Cameron Percy.........................70-68 Casey Wittenberg......................64-74 Jeff Maggert..............................68-71 Webb Simpson..........................70-69 Dean Wilson..............................67-72 Brett Wetterich..........................72-67 Chris DiMarco...........................70-69 Dicky Pride................................69-70 Fredrik Jacobson.......................69-70 Billy Mayfair...............................69-70 Charles Howell III......................67-72 Phil Tataurangi..........................66-73 Padraig Harrington....................65-74 Ben Crane.................................67-72 Will MacKenzie..........................70-69 Kevin Na....................................68-71 Jeff Quinney..............................68-71 Chris Rogers.............................69-70 Chad Campbell.........................70-70 Brandt Snedeker.......................70-70 John Rollins...............................71-69 Retief Goosen...........................72-68 Craig Barlow..............................74-66 Spencer Levin...........................72-68 John Merrick..............................69-71 J.B. Holmes...............................72-68 Brian Gay..................................73-67

Chad Collins..............................67-73 Kent Jones................................67-73 Omar Uresti...............................70-70 D.A. Points................................74-66 Roger Tambellini.......................68-72 Joe Durant.................................71-70 Nicholas Thompson..................68-73 Stephen Ames...........................70-71 Nathan Green............................73-68 David Toms...............................71-70 Alex Cejka.................................68-73 John Daly..................................71-70 Joe Ogilvie................................73-68 Charles Warren.........................72-69 Troy Merritt................................69-72 Michael O’Neal..........................70-71 Mathias Gronberg.....................69-72 Steve Elkington.........................72-69 Frank Lickliter II........................71-70 Greg Kraft..................................67-74 Tom Pernice, Jr........................73-68 Chris Riley.................................68-73 Michael Connell.........................66-75 Justin Bolli.................................68-73 Gary Woodland.........................70-71


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BIG TEN CONFERENCE—Approved Nebraska’s application for membership, effective July 1, 2011. ARKANSAS TECH—Named Almir Smajic men’s assistant basketball coach. BOISE STATE—Accepted an invitation to join the Mountain West Conference effective July 1, 2011. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON—Announced resignation of baseball coach Jerry DeFabbia. NORTHERN ARIZONA—Named Jay Collins men’s assistant basketball coach. OHIO WESLEYAN—Named Jana Shipley women’s golf coach. UNLV—Named Tim Chambers baseball coach. ALBION—Named Lance Coleman men’s track and field coach. WESTERN MICHIGAN—Named Bo Bivens women’s assistant basketball coach.

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: 1-9-1 La. Pick 4: 1-2-7-2 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

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2010 all-county softball

Mallory McGuffee, St. Aloysius, IF, Fr. Lady Flashes’ best hitter posted a robust .479 average ... scored 31 runs ... more than half of her 34 hits went for extra bases ... finished with 19 RBIs

Sydnei Smith, Warren Central, OF, Jr. Good defensive outfielder was also handy with the bat, hitting .267 with 8 doubles, 2 home runs and 13 RBIs ... scored a team-high 22 runs and stole 16 bases

Chelsea Worley, Warren Central, OF, Jr. Lady Vikes’ utility player pitched and played both the outfield and infield ... went 9-9 with 53 strikeouts in the circle ... as a hitter, had a .274 average, 15 RBIs and 20 runs scored The associated press

Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne, right, listens as Chancellor Harvey Perlman answers a reporter’s question Friday, after

University of Nebraska officials said that they will apply for membership in the Big Ten Conference and expect to be accepted.

Nebraska heads to Big Ten Leah Davies, Vicksburg, IF, Jr. Missy Gators’ part-time pitcher was also solid at the plate, with a .263 average, teamhigh 6 RBIs and 5 doubles

Blair Thornton, Warren Central, C, Sr. Hit 7 doubles and drove in 18 runs ... tied for second on the team with 21 runs scored

Mallory Reynolds, Warren Central, P, So. Led the Lady Vikes with a .312 batting average ... had 7 doubles and 16 RBIs ... as a pitcher, went 5-3 with 31 strikeouts in 512⁄3 innings

Faith Thomas, Vicksburg, IF, 8th Led VHS in hitting with a .290 average ... was second on the team with 8 runs scored

Haley Heggins, St. Aloysius, IF, So. Steady producer scored 23 runs and drove in 22 ... hit .319 and stole 22 bases

Taylor Ann Hasty, St. Aloysius, OF, Jr. Posted a .239 average and scored 13 runs ...

Conference decision for Texas looms on Tuesday AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — University of Texas regents will meet next week to decide whether the Longhorns will remain in the fast-disintegrating Big 12 or switch to another conference. The regents announced Friday that they will hold a meeting in Austin for “discussion and appropriate action regarding athletic conference membership.” The future of the Big 12 is in jeopardy after Nebraska said Friday it wants to join the Big Ten and Colorado agreed Thursday to jump to the Pac-10. The Pac-10 is also reportedly interested in inviting Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech to form a 16-team league. Texas is considered the lynchpin to the Big 12’s survival. Longhorns athletic director DeLoss Dodds has said he wants to keep the Big 12 together. It was not immediately clear if scheduling the regents meeting meant those efforts have failed. “Our goals and hopes all along have been to keep the Big 12 Conference intact,” Dodds said in a statement. “The league has been great for its members. We also have been honorable, up front and forthright with regard to our work and responsiveness to all the possible and now defin-

itive changes to conference landscapes.” “We are entrusted with the responsibility of administering our university athletics programs. That requires careful examination of any and all options. It is both premature and inappropriate to speculate on what our UT System Regents will discuss at next Tuesday’s meeting. But, as the dynamics of the Big 12 continue to change around us, we will utilize additional time to continue our work and evaluate our options.” A telephone message left with the Big 12 was not immediately returned. A spokesman for the Texas regents said the nine members would not comment before the meeting. Texas president William Powers Jr., was out of town Friday and unavailable for comment, but would be at Tuesday’s meeting, spokesman Don Hale said. Texas would need the regents’ approval to change leagues. The meeting is required to be publicly posted 72 hours in advance, which would give Dodds the weekend to keep working if he thinks the Big 12 is still salvageable. Texas A&M, which is reported to be considering a move to the Southeastern Conference, has not scheduled a regents meeting. A&M president R. Bowen

Loftin told The Associated Press on Friday that the school was content to stay in the Big 12, but the rapid changes are forcing A&M to consider other options. “We’re still working through the issues,” Loftin said. “We’re also waiting to see what happens with other schools. We were very happy to stay in the Big 12, the way it was. It’s changing now, and we need to figure out what that means. “The Big 12 is not what it was, and we have to think about its future, and ours.” Loftin would not comment on speculation that A&M is considering moves to the SEC or the Pac-10, or say if the school was leaning toward one league over another. “We have not made any decisions at this point in time,” he said. “I can say that the first consideration in any decision involving conference realignment is the athletes’ wellbeing. Geography has to be a part of the equation, and then, maintaining a strong academic program and keeping that in place will be paramount. “We’re also a school that has a very strong consciousness for traditions, and that’s a part of this, too,” he said. “You have many factors in play here, none of which I would say is dominant.”

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — So long, Big 12. Nebraska’s membership in the Big Ten Conference is official. The Big Ten’s board of presidents and chancellors unanimously welcomed Nebraska to the club on Friday, just a few hours after the school formally disclosed its interest. It takes effect July 1, 2011. Nebraska chancellor Harvey Perlman said the move offers stability “that the Big 12 simply cannot offer.” Nebraska is the Big Ten’s first addition since 1990, when Penn State joined, and it comes just six months after the league announced that it was looking at expansion. The move is a potentially crippling blow to the Big 12 and the biggest move yet in an offseason overhaul that will leave college sports looking much different by this time next year. “We’ve had a couple disappointing days with the departure of two valued members,” Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe said during a teleconference. Beebe vowed to work to keep the 10 remaining members together but acknowledged that other Big 12 schools are mulling their options. Perlman said he believed Nebraska is much more “aligned” with the Big Ten than the Big 12 when it comes to academics, culture and athletics. The university issued a statement that said for more than 20 years, Nebraska has compared itself to a list of 10 peer institutions established by the regents. Five of the 10 are Big Ten members; four are former Big Eight schools that joined Nebraska in the Big 12 in 1996.

college softball “The University of Nebraska would have new opportunities with membership in the Big Ten — and I believe the Big Ten would be a stronger conference as well,” university president J.B. Milliken said. Nebraska’s move comes at the end of a crazy week in college athletics. On Thursday, fellow Big 12 member Colorado announced it was leaving for the Pac10. Texas and other schools in the Big 12 South — Perlman told the regents that the Pac-10 had been in touch with many schools in that division — could be the next to leave. Texas regents scheduled a meeting for Tuesday to discuss the Longhorns’ future in the Big 12. “One school leaving a conference does not destroy a conference,” Perlman said. “Nebraska did not start this discussion. After the Big Ten announced it planned to consider expansion, we saw reports that Missouri would want to go to the Big Ten, including a statement by their governor, a member of board of curators and chancellor — comments that weren’t clearly supportive of the Big 12.” Athletic director Tom Osborne, the longtime football coach, agreed. “As we read the tea leaves and listened to the conversations, some of the schools that were urging us to stay, we found some of them had talked to not only one other conference or two but even three, and those were the same ones urging us to stay,” he said. To generations of Nebraska fans, going to the Big Ten at

one time would have been unthinkable. The school’s athletic tradition is built on more than a century of football games against the likes of Missouri and Kansas, dating to the days the team was known as the Bugeaters. The Huskers, in fact, have been conference partners with Iowa State, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Kansas State since 1928; with Colorado since 1948 and with Oklahoma State since 1960. Now the Huskers are on the verge of taking their five national titles in football, three Heisman trophies and enthusiastic fans east. They will look to start building new traditions, like a border rivalry with the Iowa Hawkeyes and regular trips to Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State. Watching a football camp at Beaver Stadium, Penn State coach Joe Paterno declined comment Friday. Paterno in the past has advocated for enlarging the Big Ten from 11 schools to 14. “It’s just the tip of the iceberg right now,” Penn State receivers coach Mike McQueary said of Nebraska. At Iowa State, a Big 12 school rarely mentioned in realignment discussions, officials sent an open letter to boosters expressing disappointment in the moves by Colorado and Nebraska. “But as all of the discussions about conference realignment illustrate, the future of college athletics appears to be less about academics and competitive success and more about money, as measured by television viewership and the associated revenues,” the letter said. Fatter paychecks will be coming to Nebraska, eventually.

Boise State moves to Mountain West BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State on Friday accepted an invitation to join the Mountain West Conference as the twotime Fiesta Bowl winner seeks out a league that’s a better launching pad into lucrative bowl games. Boise State, now with the Western Athletic Conference, would become the Mountain West Conference’s 10th member. The move would be effective July 1, 2011. “Boise State scored — big time,” Boise State president Bob Kustra said at a celebratory news conference. The announcement was part of an ongoing conference shuffle nationwide, where leagues like the Pac-10 have lured Colorado and Nebraska is seeking membership in the Big Ten. As Boise State aims to secure a clearer path to Bowl Championship Series games worth millions, Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson said his league is boosting its strength by adding a football program that’s captured the nation’s imagination, and prime-time television exposure. The league’s main goal

is to make a better case to become the seventh college football conference awarded an automatic BCS postseason berth. “It’s my No. 1 goal, and I think I share it with members,” Thompson said during a conference call. “We are going to try to challenge, and try to position ourselves as the seventh automatic qualifying conference.” In its two BCS bowl appearances so far, Boise State beat TCU, a Mountain West member, in the Fiesta Bowl in January and it scored an 43-42 overtime upset over Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. Boise State has also dominated the WAC, compiling a 49-4 record and winning three WAC titles in four years under Bronco coach Chris Petersen. Thompson said Colorado’s Pac-10 jump on Thursday was the catalyst for the Mountain West to move quickly to grab Boise State. He added there’s still discussion among Mountain West university presidents on whether the league should remain at 10 schools,

or expand to 12 or even 16, to boost its BCS chances. “This is a game of musical chairs,” Thompson said. “People want to have a seat when the music stops.” He expects to readjust his conference’s television package with CBS Sports and Versus to reflect BSU’s inclusion starting in 2011. The conference is midway through a 10-year, $120 million deal with the networks and Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier said he expects all 17 of his school’s athletic disciplines to benefit. For instance, 16 to 18 basketball games could be televised in 2011, compared to just a single game during the 200910 season, he said. “Your reputation, your prestige, the growth of programs, how people perceive you — we take another step up,” Bleymaier said. Karl Benson, the WAC commissioner and a former collegiate baseball player at Boise State, said he was disappointed in his alma mater’s departure but aimed to pick up the pieces and rebound.


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Braves fall to Twins in series opener Soccer

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By The Associated Press Francisco Liriano struck out a season-high 11 batters to edge Tim Hudson in a dazzling pitchers’ duel as the Minnesota Twins beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Friday night. Liriano (6-3) allowed five hits in eight innings and Delmon Young’s pinch-hit single in the seventh inning gave the Dominican lefty just enough run support. Jon Rauch struck out Jason Heyward, Chipper Jones and Troy Glaus in the ninth for his 16th save. Hudson (6-2) went the distance for the Braves, allowing two runs on seven hits. Five of those came in the Twins’ tworun seventh inning. The game served as a ringing endorsement for Tommy John surgery, the ligament replacement procedure that once spelled the end of a pitcher’s career. Both Hudson and Liriano are enjoying resurgent seasons this year after having the surgery.

Red Sox 12, Phillies 2 David Ortiz drove in four runs, Boston led 12-0 after three innings and the Red Sox beat Philadelphia in the worst start of Jamie Moyer’s 24 seasons. The 47-year-old left-hander allowed nine runs on nine hits, including six doubles and Mike Lowell’s two-run homer, and left after failing to retire any of the first four batters in the second inning. Boston added three runs in the third off David Herndon.

Yankees 4, Astros 3 Andy Pettitte threw 71⁄3 sharp innings in his first career start against his hometown team. Francisco Cervelli hit a two-run single in New York’s three-run first inning, and Mark Teixeira added an RBI single in the fifth.

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Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson works against the Minnesota Twins Friday in Minneapolis. The Braves lost 2-1.


Pettitte allowed two earned runs and four hits against his former team to improve to 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA in his last four starts.

Marlins 14, Rays 9 Anibal Sanchez pitched seven solid innings and Gaby Sanchez homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs for Florida. The Marlins beat their intrastate rivals for just the third time in 13 tries over the past three seasons, handing Rays starter James Shields (5-5) his fourth consecutive loss while Anibal Sanchez (6-3) won for the fifth time in six starts.

Mets 5, Orioles 1 Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey baffled Baltimore for seven innings and Chris Carter hit his first major league homer

for New York. Dickey (4-0) gave up one run and seven hits to win his fourth straight start. The right-hander had a careerhigh eight strikeouts. Carter hit a three-run shot in the fourth inning to stake the Mets to a 4-0 lead against Jeremy Guthrie (3-7).

White Sox 10, Cubs 5 Alex Rios and A.J. Pierzynski each had four hits and homered, and Carlos Quentin also went deep for the White Sox in their third straight win. Pierzynski drove in three runs and Paul Konerko knocked in two runs and scored twice to back a strong outing by Jake Peavy (5-5), who allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings.

Indians 7, Nationals 2 Cleveland’s Austin Kearns

drove in four runs with two homers against his former team. Travis Hafner also homered for Cleveland as manager Manny Acta won his first game against the team that fired him last July 13. Jake Westbrook (4-3) gave up two runs over 71⁄3 innings and Chris Perez got his sixth save as Cleveland won for the fourth time in five games, depriving Washington of its first four-game winning streak.

Tigers 6, Pirates 2 Brennan Boesch hit a solo shot in a three-run fourth inning and Ramon Santiago had a two-run homer in a three-run sixth for Detroit. Justin Verlander (7-4) gave up two runs on four hits and matched a season high with four walks in seven-plus innings.

Horned Frogs hook ’Horns in opener By The Associated Press Matt Purke gave up three hits and struck out 11 to lead TCU to a 3-1 victory over Texas on Friday in the first game of their best-of-three super regional series. TCU (50-11) scored first when Aaron Schultz’s sacrifice fly to right scored Matt Curry from third in the second inning. The Horned Frogs got two more runs in the sixth on a wild pitch from losing pitcher Cole Green (11-2) and another sacrifice fly to right, from Joe Weik. Texas (49-12) scored when Kevin Keyes hit a 2-2 breaking ball over the left field fence.

The Longhorns had men on first and second in the eighth inning, but couldn’t bring them home. Purke (14-0) issued only one walk in 7 2-3 innings. The Horned Frogs can advance to the College World Series with a win Saturday.

Florida St. 9, Vandy 8 Mike McGee’s walkoff home run lifted the Seminoles within one victory of advancing to the College World Series for the second time in three years. The Commodores (45-19) lost the first game of their best-ofthree Super Regional despite getting 16 hits and four home

runs that brought them back from a 6-0 deficit after two innings. McGee’s 15th homer of the season was a towering shot over the fence in right-center in the ninth. Daniel Bennett (5-1) got the win and Chase Reid (4-2) took the loss. Vanderbilt needs two straight wins to earn its first CWS trip.

Florida 7, Miami 2 Alex Panteliodis pitched his first complete game and Florida took advantage of two errors to beat Miami in the opener of their best-of-three



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don’t have one of our pitchers, Chelsea (Worley), who is in Europe, but we do have Mallory Reynolds.” Hearn, the Lady Vikes’ shortstop, is playing on a select team out of Ridgeland. “I’m playing center field for the Ridgeland Rampage,” Hearn said. “We have a lot of Northwest Rankin girls. I guess you would say this is an A-ball team. We did not do good down in our tournament at Baton Rouge. But I like getting to play at a high level. This is going to help my hitting. We’ve played 10 games and I’ve already seen some faster pitchers.” Hearn’s average was solid but not as impressive in comparison to the stats of DeSoto Central, which had six play-

ers hitting over .350. The Lady Jaguars blew out WC in two games in a first-round Class 6A series. Still, Hearn’s power numbers were good. She knocked in 26 runs, and had 14 extra base hits including nine doubles and three home runs. “The season went good, but it could’ve been better,” Hearn said. Ironically, Hearn could get a chance to bat against her Lady Viking teammates this weekend in Batesville. “Both of us and the Rampage are entered in the South Panola Tournament. I just hope we don’t have to face them. Sissy will be cracking up whole time,” McGivney said with a laugh.

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the 600-mile race at Charlotte last month then backed it up with a sixth-place finish at Pocono last week on a day when he didn’t have a great car. Picking up his third career victory at the two-mile oval would further stamp Busch as a legitimate contender for a Cup championship to bookend the one he captured in 2004. Busch won at Michigan in 2003 and 2007, the second triumph coming at the end of one of the longest weekends in NASCAR history after rain pushed the race back to Tuesday. Busch spent most of that weekend camped out in the motor home and joked the event should have been renamed “the 72 hours of

series. Austin Maddox and Mike Zunino drove in two runs each for the Gators (46-15), who improved to 32-3 at home and moved a victory away from their sixth trip to the College World Series. The in-state rivals play again Saturday in the NCAA Super Regional. The Gators jumped on Miami early, played flawless defense and got a career night from Panteliodis. The sophomore left-hander retired the final 14 batters and struck out a career-high 12. He allowed three hits, including a tworun home run to Yasmani Grandal.

MIS.” It could be a repeat this weekend. The forecast for Sunday is iffy at best, with showers likely at any time. Not that Busch would mind the delay if the weekend ends with him back in Victory Lane. He’s been among the tops in the series over the past month and he appears to be getting stronger as the weather gets warmer. “You’ve got to have the horsepower, you’ve got to have the aerodynamics, you’ve got to have the handling,” he said. Busch had it all on Friday, with McMurray’s run for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing giving the front row a decidedly IndyCar feel.

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Cup match for the Americans in the southern hemisphere since that trip to Brazil ended with a 5-2 loss to Chile. On Friday, the U.S. bus was blocked twice when leaving the team hotel, the Bakubung Bush Lodge, and it wasn’t exactly because of traffic. “It was cool,” American captain Carlos Bocanegra said. “A big elephant was just eating, I think, on the path.” For England, the U.S. seems to be sort of a generic opponent, like the teams that lose to the Harlem Globetrotters. During coach Fabio Capello’s nine-minute prematch news conference, there was not a single reference to the Americans. While England is ranked eighth in the world and the U.S. 14th, it might as well be first and 207th. “We are sure that we go forward in this competition,” Capello said. Americans like Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey and Tim Howard have succeeded in the fast-paced English club game. And last year they finished second in the Confederations Cup, beating African champion Egypt

3-0 in this very stadium and before defeating European champion Spain 2-0 in the semifinal. “The USA are very hard working — very fit and physical,” England captain Steven Gerrard said. “They will be trying to deny us time and space on the ball. They know we have quality on the ball. We are expecting to be pressed really quickly. I’m sure it will be a good physical battle.” There was no live broadcast in the United States of the 1950 game. Indeed, when the initial account came across, some assumed it was a mistake and that the English had won 10-0 or 10-1. But, as was celebrated in a movie, the U.S. won 1-0 on a 38th-minute goal by Joe Gaetjens, a Haitan immigrant who wasn’t even an American citizen, so lax were the rules of that era. Gaetjens disappeared in 1964, presumed killed in Haiti by forces of dictator Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier. “I say the older I get, the more famous I become,” Bahr said. “I wasn’t for famous for 50 years.”

Golf Continued from Page D1. put at 90 feet and the longest putt of his life. Westwood joined him at 8 under with his first birdie of the round on his fourth hole. He gave that stroke back with a bogey on No. 8 when he was short of the par-3 green and didn’t get up and down. Westwood pushed a 17-footer for birdie on No. 9 just right of the hole. He dropped another shot on the par-3 14th when he hit his tee shot into a bunker behind the green and two-putted. “I set myself a little task of trying to birdie two of the last four holes to shoot under 70,” Westwood said. “I birdied the last three holes and had a good chance at 15. I’m pleased with that. It was a great way to finish off the day and send it into tomorrow with momentum.” Willis won the 2001 Tucson Open before finding himself back on the Nationwide Tour last year where he finished 12th on the money list to get back to the PGA Tour. He has made 10 of 13 cuts this year and tied for 13th at the Texas Open for his best finish. He had the firstround lead at the Transitions Championship after open-

ing with a 65 but finished tied for 72nd. Willis, who lives in Knoxville, Tenn., said that taught him a very important lesson about patience. “I just kind of realize that this is the opportunity for me to support my family,” Willis said. “I don’t need to go out there and shoot at every pin. I can go out there, shoot for the middle of the green, try to make a putt from 20, 30 feet. If I don’t, tap it in for par, and I’m just trying to play as well as I possibly can.” That focus helped on a day where he hit an approach into a fan’s chair on the par-5 third and had to wait for a ruling for a drop where the ball rolled behind a tree. That forced him to punch out left of the green where he got a lucky kick with it rolling up to 30 feet closer to set him up for birdie. He rolled in a 3-footer for birdie on No. 9 and had his own strong finish with birdies on three of the final four holes. His 18-foot putt lipped in for birdie on No. 15 when he thought he had missed it, two-putted for birdie from 60 feet on the par-5 16th and watched Tom Pernice’s putt on the same line on No. 18.

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