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By Pamela Hitchins The Vicksburg Post publisher Louis P. “Pat” Cashman III was honored Friday night as the 2011 inductee into Pat the MissisCashman sippi Press Association Hall of Fame, and the Post’s general manager, Jimmy Clark, took office as president for daily newspapers Jimmy of the MPA Clark and Mississippi Press Services. Both took the spotlight at an evening banquet at the 145th Annual MPA Convention taking place this weekend in Biloxi. Cashman’s honor represents the first three-generation induction for any newspaper family in the association. Still, he said he was surprised by the recognition. “It’s a cliche, but I am very humbled to be included among these people, because

By John Surratt The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen has decided to keep doing business with Waste Management, agreeing to a sixyear contract with the garbage and trash collection company. The city’s current 10-year contract with the Houston, Texas-based firm had been set to expire in six days. The board voted 2-0 in favor of the contract at a special meeting Friday night. The decision came hours after the board had tabled the agreement at their regular meeting Friday morning. Mayor Paul Winfield, who had opposed the Waste Management contract, was out of town Friday evening, said city clerk Walter Osborne. “I believe there are better alternatives,” the mayor said Friday morning, “but I’m going to work with whoever gets the contract.” The new agreement means a savings of about $430,000 a year, Winfield said. Waste Management will collect and dispose of garbage twice a week at a rate of $11.16 per household and small business per month. The current rate is $19.95 per month for twice-a-week collection. Also, the company will collect and dispose of garbage four times a week for businesses in Vicksburg’s business district for $25 per business per month. Waste Management was one of three companies competing for the city’s business. Waste Pro of Mississippi Inc. of Jackson, which serves several cities across the state, had bid on garbage collection, while Riverbend Environmental Services of Fayette bid on waste disposal. “I met with people from all sides,” North Ward Aldermen Michael Mayfield said Friday evening. “At one time Waste Management was lower, then Waste Pro was lower. “I tried to make sure before I did anything that what I was doing was right and fair for the citizens of Vicksburg,” he said. “I can’t find anything in the

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Flood debris lines Hutson Street in Kings Friday afternoon.

City opts to clear its own flood debris Cleanup could begin sometime next week By John Surratt The City of Vicksburg is going to handle flood debris removal. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 2-1 Friday to use city employees and equipment to collect and dispose of the trash and hire four monitors to oversee the work. The board also authorized Mayor Paul Winfield to make an agreement with Waste Management to provide large, roll-off trash carts to hold the debris, and to contract with Express Employment Professionals to hire four people to monitor the collection and disposal. North Ward Alderman Michael

Mayfield said flood debris collection and disposal could begin sometime next week. The board’s decision came after receiving two bids for collecting and disposing debris Friday morning. The city on June 20 received bids from True North Emergency Management of Fort Worth, Texas, and IMS Engineering of Jackson to monitor and oversee debris collection and disposal. True North bid $5,200 to monitor the collection, while IMS bid $8,800. City purchasing director Tim Smith said the city could hire and train monitors for about $1,120. Smith said after the meeting that city street employees will collect the debris and take it to the Waste

Management carts, which will be removed periodically to get rid of the debris. He said monitors will inspect and photograph the debris when it is dumped in the carts and will do so again at the Waste Management transfer station before it is taken away for disposal. Winfield opposed doing the work in house. “I think the city is making a mistake,” he said. Winfield said the city lacks the kind of technical expertise to ensure that the work meets Federal Emergency Management Agency regulations for reimbursement. He suggested the city hire See Flood, Page A9.

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The House refused to vote President Barack Obama the authority for U.S. military operations against Libya on Friday but stopped short of cutting off funds for the mission, a mixed message reminiscent of congressional unease on Vietnam and more recent wars. In a repudiation of the commander in chief, the House voted overwhelmingly against a resolution that would have favored letting the mission continue for one year while barring U.S. ground forces, a resolution the president said he would welcome. The vote was 295-123, with 70 Democrats abandoning Obama one day after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had made a lastminute plea in a Capitol Hill meeting. But shortly after that vote, See Libya, Page A10.

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derdale, who got the ball rolling; Brad Davidson at Electro Mechanical Solutions; Mike Cappaert of Cappaert Enterprises; John Carlisle of La Salle Bristol; Morgan Spivey and Clay Currie of Energy Services International; James Burnett of Mid-South Lumber; Beday Saleh of Shell Food Mart; Foam Packaging; the Corps of Engineers; and Warren County and City of Vicksburg employees. J.C. and Peggy Conerly and others Green Meadow • I would like to thank all the businessmen and anybody else who had a part in building up the levee on the old railroad track behind Green Meadow. Water did not get in anybody’s home. We are all thankful for that. The major-

ity of us did not have flood insurance because they say this not a flood zone. I would also like to thank Immanuel Baptist, our church family, for all their help on moving us out and back home again. I could not have made it without them. The Lord blessed us in so many ways, and I thank everybody who helped us in this time. God bless you. Clarence and Warrene Triplett Green Meadow

Day of Action workers served flood victims We are pleased that our United Way of West Central Mississippi Day of Action, held June 18, was a success. Over 30 volunteers worked to serve 323 flood families in

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One person was injured in two separate wrecks Friday. Above, Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol officer Xavier Carr takes a report as eastbound traffic backs up on Interstate 20, just west of the Big Black River, about 5 p.m. The wreck involved three vehicles — a Chevrolet Impala driven by Bonita Lee of Vicksburg, age and address unavailable; a Chevrolet Silverado driven by George Grey of Vicksburg, age and address unavailable; and a Honda CRV driven by George Branecky, 71, of Connecticut. Lee, traveling with two children, was taken to River Region Medical Center, where her condition was undetermined, spokesman Allen Karel said Friday night. At right, Vicksburg police and emergency workers respond to a wreck at U.S. 61 North and North Washington Friday morning. Sharon Perkins, 39, 17094 Mississippi 1, Rolling Fork, had been trying to cross the northbound lanes when the Jeep Commander she was driving collided with an 18-wheeler driven by Marcus Mullen, 32, 3542 Little Snow Creek Road, Holly Springs, said investigating officer Josh Brown. No injuries were reported.

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A former Jefferson County Justice Court judge was arrested Friday in Claiborne County on a drug charge, said Claiborne County Sheriff Frank Davis. Charlie Ralph Chambers, 59, 1995 Woodvine Road, Lorman, was arrested at 1:50 p.m. at from staff his home by reports agents with the North Central Narcotics Task Force, said Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Walker. Jefferson and Claiborne are part of the eight-county task force. Chambers was charged in Claiborne County with sale of a controlled substance following an undercover investigation, Davis said. He was being without bond in the Claiborne County Jail pending an initial hearing Monday. Chambers was elected to the justice court spot in the late 1980s, Davis said.

Warren County Master Gardeners — “Not Tonight, Deer,” program on keeping deer out of gardens and flowers, 8-11 today at Vicksburg Farmers’ Market. Warren County Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers — Freezing and canning presentation; 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday; Natasha Haynes, guest speaker; Warren County Extension Service; 1100-C Grove St. Vicksburg Farmers’ Market — 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8-11 a.m. Saturdays; Jackson and Washington streets. Vicksburg Eagles — Registration for ages 6-12, 8-noon today; birth certificate required; Perri Johnson, 601-456-1104,

or Betty James, 601-415-7299; VJHS Stadium. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, music by Murray Stewart; donations appreciated. Small Fruit Production Workshop — 9:30 a.m. Wednesday; Drs. Girish Panicker, Juan Silva and Frank Matta, presenters; Audrey Wilson at 601-783-5321 or; Alcorn State University Extension and Research Complex, Lorman. Caregiver Support Group ­— 11:30 a.m.—1 p.m. Thursday; for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia; lunch will be served, Cindy Widdig, 601-883-3288; conference Room at River Region West on North Frontage Road. Serenity Al-Anon — 5:30 p.m. Thursday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; River Region West Campus, Intensive Outpatient Group Room, 1111 N. Frontage Road; 601-883-3849, 601-883-3290 or 601-636-3229. Glass Painting and Firing

Workshop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 11-14; the Rev. Mark Bleakley, presenter; for reservations and prices, 601-6312997; 1302 Adams St.

CHURCHES Pleasant Valley M.B. — Pastor’s appreciation program, 3 p.m. Sunday; the Rev. Harold Lee, speaker; the Rev. Joe Harris, pastor; registration for fall semester Trinity Theological Seminary; 7-7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 601-638-3062 or 601636-2407; 260 Mississippi 27. Porter Chapel Missionary Baptist — Revival, 7 p.m. Sunday-Friday; the Rev Hosie Williams, speaker, Sunday; the Rev Herman Harris, speaker, Monday-Friday; 4375 Halls Ferry Road.

CLUBS Eta Tau Chapter, Omega Psi Phi — Noon-8 tonight; community cookout; Bovina Clear Creek, 1260 Tiffintown Road; 601-415-6342. Vicksburg Amateur Radio — Field Day, 1 today, Old Mis-

sissippi River Bridge toll booth area; or Eddie Pettis, 601-631-4260. Lions Club — Noon Wednesday; Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, speaker; Toney’s Restaurant. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1966 Reunion — 7-11 p.m. Friday; registration; 2-6 p.m. July 2; indoor picnic; Rainbow Casino River Room; 5-10 p.m. July 3; banquet and dance; Vicksburg Convention Center; 601-415-0512 or 601-2181355. Warren County High School Class of 1996 — Mini-reunion, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 2; tailgate party, bring grills, food and tents; no alcohol or tobacco; Dawn Walker Pawlow, 601-738-0876 or; Jenny Bristow Branan, jbranan@hotmail. com; school parking lot.

BENEFITS “Pirate Krewe” Live Music — 6-8 tonight, Martin’s at Midtown; to benefit Make-A-Wish and New Orleans tourism.

In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Fredrick R. Denson, 32, 1125 Ridgeway St., Jackson, pleaded guilty to forgerycounterfeit instrument and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick to 381 days in jail followed by five years of probation, plus a $1,000 fine, $2,796.45 in restitution and $322.50 in court costs. Denson was indicted by the grand jury in August 2008. • Derrick Thomas, 31, 1610 Cain Ridge Road, pleaded guilty to sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Patrick to one year and one day in prison followed by two years of probation, a $10,000 fine and $622.50 in costs. Thomas was arrested Jan. 12. • Timothy A. Wilson, 43, 527 Feld St., who was found guilty by a jury June 2 of grand larceny after a two-day trial, was sentenced by Patrick to five years in prison without eligibility for parole or probation during that term, then will be on probation for five years. Wilson was also fined $2,500 and assessed $322.50 in court costs. He was indicted by the grand jury in October 2008.

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Limit eminent domain, gubernatorial hopefuls say By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press BILOXI — Four candidates for Mississippi governor say they support an initiative on this November’s ballot to block state and local governments from taking private land for private economic development projects. Republicans Phil Bryant and Dave Dennis and Democrats Johnny DuPree and Bill Luckett spoke about limiting eminent domain Friday during a forum at the Mississippi Press Association convention. Each said property owners should be fairly compensated if a developer wants to buy land for a private project. “I’m a believer that if you own something and it’s not going to be taken for public good, then it shouldn’t be taken from you,” said Luck-

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David Hampton, center, moderates Friday’s gubernatorial forum. From left are Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and Pass Christian contractor Dave Dennis, both Republicans, and Hatteisburg

Mayor Johnny DuPree and Clarksdale businessman and attorney Bill Luckett, both Democrats.

ett, a Clarksdale businessman and attorney who said he has represented private citizens and state government in eminent domain cases for public projects. “Just to build another supercenter or something like that,

utive from Pass Christian, said he and his wife have lost two parcels of land to eminent domain, but in each case it was for a public project such as road construction. Speaking of private developers seeking land, Dennis said: “If they

to take away somebody’s land, in my view is just not right.” DuPree, who’s been Hattiesburg mayor the past decade, said, “Eminent domain, I think, should be left for public use and not for private use.” Dennis, a construction exec-

tal regulation but never about eminent domain. “‘Life, liberty and the pursuit of property,’ I believe, was the first draft Jefferson had, and I believe in that,” Bryant said. Mississippi’s party primaries are Aug. 2 for governor and other statewide, legislative, regional and county races. Seven others also are running for governor. They were not invited to speak because of time constraints, said MPA director Layne Bruce.

want it that bad, they should let their assets chase it.” Bryant, the current lieutenant governor, said when he talks to business people about bringing big projects to Mississippi, he has been asked about taxes and environmen-

Barbour: Coast port expansion key By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press BILOXI — Expanding the Mississippi State Port of Gulfport is a long-term project that will create thousands of jobs and strengthen the state and national economies, Gov. Haley Barbour told newspaper editors and publishers Friday. “This will be a huge economic boom, not just for Gulfport, and I think that’s very important to understand,” Barbour said at the Mississippi Press Association convention. “I honestly believe 25 years from now we’ll look back — I won’t because I’ll be dead and gone — but you young people will look back and say this is the biggest economic development project in the history of Mississippi.” The 63-year-old Republican, now in his final months as governor, said Mississippi’s percapita income has improved during his seven years in office, and the next governor will need to focus on creating higher-paying jobs. Mississippi remains one of the poorest states in the nation, and often ranks at or near the bottom for health, education and other qualityCome see what you can do to attract and feed your hummingbirds this summer. Birdfeeders • Bird Houses • High Quality Bird Food Books • CDs • Garden Decor • Jewelry & More

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and high winds flung containers onto land up to eight miles from the port, Barbour said. Mississippi is spending part of its federal Katrina recovery money to expand and elevate the state port, and the project has drawn sharp criticism from people who say the money should be spent instead on housing for low-income residents who are still trying to restart lives that were disrupted by the hurricane. The Panama Canal is to open to larger ships by 2014. Barbour said the Port of Gulfport expansion will take years, and he hopes the federal government will set aside money to deepen the channel. He said private money could pay for part of the expansion. Stronger port operations in New Orleans, Gulfport and Mobile, Ala., could prompt creation of a railroad hub near Hattiesburg a decade from now, Barbour said. Hattiesburg is about 70 miles north of Gulfport.

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Founded by John G. Cashman in 1883 Louis P. Cashman III, Editor & Publisher • Issued by Vicksburg Printing & Publishing Inc., Louis P. Cashman III, President Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 123 | Letters to the editor: or The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

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Rural Physician Scholars Program a boon From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: The Mississippi Legislature is making a solid investment in health care with the Rural Physician Scholars Program. For the past four years, the Legislature has pumped $3 million into the program, while most agencies saw spending cuts. Program director Janie Guice carries a state map that identifies where all the students will end up when they finish — more than 80 future doctors in areas without physicians. Students get $30,000 a year; agreeing to work a year in a rural area for each

year of funding. It also provides programs to high school and college students from rural areas who are interested in the medical field. Beth Embry, executive director of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians, said the group recognized the need and lobbied lawmakers for the program, modeled after a similar one in Alabama. Since then, Mississippi has been seen as a model for other states addressing a growing shortage in primary care doctors. Mississippi’s physician shortage goes back for more than a decade. A

study by the Mississippi Health Policy Research Center, showed: • Nationally, there were three doctors to every 1,000 residents; however, in Mississippi, there are only two to every 1,000 residents. • Mississippi physicians were not evenly distributed relative to the population, which produced gaps in access to physician care. More than half (56 percent) of all Mississippi physicians were located in four urban areas, leaving 51 of 82 counties underserved. As the Rural Physician Scholars Program begins to fill in these gaps, health care demographics should improve in Mississippi.

Regrettable actions by Meridian officials The Meridian Star: What were longtime councilmen Jesse E. Palmer Sr. and Mary A.B. Perry thinking this week? Well, it doesn’t appear they were thinking at all. They certainly weren’t thinking about the hard-working taxpayers they serve. Let’s set the stage for you: members of the Meridian City Council were meeting in a work session to discuss how they would zone fortune telling businesses should they decide to lift the ban on allowing such businesses. During the meeting, councilmen began to discuss how much taxpayer money should be used for charitable giving. Some councilmen wanted to increase the amount of money the city gives to charities. Others said charitable con-

tributions should be cut due to the economy. Both Palmer and Perry said they wanted to increase contributions. Palmer even said he’d like to see the city set aside as much as $500,000 each year. After the conversation, Palmer, who has served on the Meridian City Council since 1989, looked at reporters and said, “this (discussion) is all off the record, now.” When a Meridian Star reporter didn’t seem to oblige, Palmer looked at fellow council members and said, “that Open Meetings Law is about the worst thing that ever happened to us.” That wasn’t the end of it. At the end of the meeting, Perry, who has served as a councilwoman since 1999, followed the reporter outside to make a final plea.

“All of that (discussion about charitable contributions) we talked about ... that’s off the record,” Perry said to the reporter. When the reporter explained that it was a public meeting and that the discussion about how tax money would be spent was certainly not “off the record,” Perry shot back: “Yes it is.” It is naive at best and grossly negligent at worst for members of a public board to even hint that discussion of how tax dollars should be spent could somehow be “off the record.” To suggest that any of that conversation be “off the record” is abuse of power. And it certainly does a strong disservice to the voters who put them in office.

all kinds of employers identify applicants who may not be legally employable. The largest disruption of privatesector illegal employment happened when federal agents raided Howard Industries in Laurel, removing scores of illegal workers from their positions. The Nunnelee amendment will help eliminate illegal employment because no person not cleared by the system can be hired using money provided in the appropriations bill. Nunnelee is a member of the House Immigration Reform Caucus. The federal government should use its own program in new employee assessment. The parallel Mississippi law, passed

in 2008, requires public and private employers to participate in E-Verify with a phased-in period that began in 2008 and will be fully implemented by Friday. All government agencies and businesses with more than 250 employees were required to comply by July 1, 2008; companies with 100-250 employees by July 1, 2009, companies with 30-100 employees by July 1, 2010, and the remaining companies by July 1, 2011. Employment — a more prosperous life — is the driving force for many illegal immigrants, especially Latinos from Mexico, Central America and South America. Their ethnicity is not the issue but their illegality.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Isadore Blum dies. • R.E. Lodge, Knights of Pythias, elects John N. Bush consul commander.


Alonzo Stevens and chapter president Anna Eatman attend the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ national convention at Johnson City, Tenn. • Lindsey Erin Kolb is 2. • Beulah Redmond says she “just tries to be herself” when interviewed about life as the spouse of a political figure. Her husband, Melvin, is North Ward alderman. • Jennifer Leigh Ragan celebrates her first birthday.

Carl Webb falls out of a buggy and breaks his arm. • Architect William Stanton is working on plans for a grandstand at the ball park. • Carey Jones, recently injured in a wreck, is able to be out again.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Moore depart for a trip abroad. • Dr. B.B. Martin moves his office from the First National Bank Building to the Infirmary.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Francis Leyens returns from Exeter.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 The local banks declare 5 percent dividends. • Gladys Smith is honored with a shower at the home of Mrs. C.C. Strong.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Residents of the Jett Community report a shock resembling an earthquake. • Thomas James Strickland is reported missing from a barge at Murdock Landing, Ark. • Fred Gerald and Sam Melsheimer receive promotions in the U.S. Army.

the birth of a son, Landon, on June 18. • Tickets go on sale for the annual Miss Mississippi Pageant. • J. Gordon Carter dies.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

110 YEARS AGO: 1901

visits Vicksburg. • H.N. Spencer of Port Gibson dies.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Thomas Noland dies. • Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Buchanan and son are visiting in Biloxi and other points on the Gulf Coast • W.D. Ligon is elected president of the Vicksburg Rotary Club.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

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Rattlesnake Saloon has something for people of all ages TUSCUMBIA, Ala. — Imagine the look of a man who would build a Texasstyle saloon beneath an ancient rock slab replete with a hitching post outside for the horses. You’d conjure up Danny Foster, 64, a Burl Ives-ish hunk sucking on an unlit cigar the size of a baby’s arm. He has a pet skunk, 5,500 acres, a hunting lodge, three sons and a smooth jug of moonshine hidden under a private counter. He hands out casket handles for kids to use as walking sticks. I kept wanting to call him Big Daddy while using my best Maggie the Cat accent. The Rattlesnake Saloon at the Seven Springs Lodge is all anyone around this neck of the woods is talking about these days. It opened a couple of years ago, but business, as they say, is picking up. One late afternoon my friends Luke and Sue fetched me to see the Rattlesnake, which earned the colorful moniker during its construction when a worker killed a mother snake and her 12 babies. The 13 deadly skins — not to be confused with the Seven Deadly Sins — are now framed and RHETA prominently displayed gRIMSLEY in the saloon. We waited briefly for an old pickup to taxi a bed-load of us down a steep hill to a spot so washed in natural beauty it looks artificial, like a movie set of the Garden of Eden. You have waterfalls and oak leaf hydrangea and the massive, overhanging rock geologists say is 6 million years old. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the place is a simple, family-friendly restaurant at noon. After five, the hour the State of Alabama deems horses are in the barn and their riders not liable to fall off, the “saloon” becomes one, serving beer, though not hard liquor. Danny Foster inherited his grandfather’s land. Granddad bought 6,000 acres in 1936 for a few cents an acre. It’s a family place. “When we sell, we sell to one another.” He farmed row crops until 1990, when “a lot of us farmers” gave it up. That’s when he opened his hunting lodge, 3,000 acres of horse trails and a campsites for riders. But five years ago, when Foster started thinking about retirement, he asked all three of his sons if they’d be interested in buying the Seven Springs Lodge. “I got ‘No sir.’ ‘No sir.’ ‘No sir.’ Three times.” He decided to sell it anyway. Fate lent a hand. Son William, now 34, was tired of the road. A horticultural salesman, he’d been working the big Southeastern nurseries. He and a brother, Owen, a design expert and professor, presented a business plan to their father, who listened and asked only, “Are you serious?” They were. A hobby became a business. A planned barn became a swimming pool. Two silos became motel rooms. The natural bridge where the Fosters used to run hogs became the Rattlesnake Saloon. A hole 33 feet deep and 6 inches around where hog feed once was dropped now holds power lines. You might find school groups, church groups or Red Hat clubs. No less than Southern Living has taken notice. William insists this is not a “blood bucket” bar, but a place where 10-year-olds sometimes sing karaoke. Bring your ID if you come at night; it will be checked on the pickup ride down. Mind your manners, or find the door. Visitors from 41 states and 13 countries have signed the book in the past four months. The boys had a plan, Danny Foster kept his land, and there’s an aura of happilyever-after at the Rattlesnake. •


Expand E-Verify program NE Miss. Daily Journal, Tupelo: Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Miss., won inclusion in the Energy and Water Appropriation Bill requiring that all programs funded by the bill use the federal E-Verify program to identify illegal aliens seeking jobs. Nunnelee said the provision would help ensure that Americans seeking employment aren’t displaced by undocumented non-citizens seeking work a significant factor in virtually every state. Mississippi, when Nunnelee was in the state Senate, passed a required E-Verify for all employers, including state government. The system, of course, is not perfect, but its use has proved to help

The 13 deadly skins — not to be confused with the Seven Deadly Sins — are now framed and prominently displayed in the saloon.

Vicksburg Housing Authority says that no pets are allowed in public housing. • The Vicksburg Warren School District approves a $35 million budget for the 1991-92 school year. • Warren County Sheriff Paul Barrett, in his stage debut, arrests the hero, John Dalton, in the production of “Gold in the Hills” as part of the 55th year celebration of the melodrama.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Tami’s Hair & Nails is offering photo imaging. • Roberta Anderson Lee, lifelong Edwards resident, dies. • Greg Murray delivers his wife’s baby in the cab of their truck on Interstate 20.

Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate.

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Feds eye new shrimpers rules to protect sea turtles NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coast shrimpers may face new restrictions because of the damage the industry is causing to threatened and endangered sea turtles, federal regulators announced Friday. The National Marine Fish-

eries Service said it would assess the damage shrimpers are causing to turtle populations. Many of the smaller shrimp boats that use skimmer trawls are not required to use special devices that enable turtles to swim away when they get caught in a net.

Between January and June, 379 sea turtles were found stranded along the Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana coastline, the NMFS said. Turtle deaths have been linked to shrimp nets and trawls. Roy Crabtree, regional administrator for the NMFS,

North Dakota flood

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A gas station in Minot, N.D., is surrounded by sandbags and floodwater from the swollen Souris River Friday.

Souris River overruns banks, takes over thousands of homes MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The Souris River’s full weight hit Minot on Friday, swamping an estimated 2,500 homes as it soared nearly 4 feet in less than a day and overwhelmed the city’s levees. City officials said they expected more than 4,000 homes to be flooded by day’s end. More than a quarter of the city’s 40,000 residents evacuated earlier this week, packing any belongings they hoped to save into cars, trucks and trailers. “The river’s coming up rapidly,” Mayor Curt Zimbelman said. “It’s dangerous and we need to stay away.” Fed by heavy rains upstream and dam releases that have accelerated in recent days, the Souris surged past a 130-yearold record Friday and kept going. The river was nearly 5 feet above major flood stage Friday afternoon and expected to crest over the weekend after reaching more than 8 1/2 feet beyond major flood stage. The predicted crest was lowered a foot based on new modeling by the National Weather Service, but it was little consolation in Minot. “This has been a very trying time for our community,” Zimbelman said. “It’s emotionally draining for all of us.” As they had the past two days, emergency officials focused on protecting water and sewer systems to avoid the need for more evacuations. They were confident about the water system, but a little less so about the sewer treatment

Fed by heavy rains upstream and dam releases that have accelerated in recent days, the Souris River surged past a 130-yearold record Friday and kept going. plant. It had been sandbagged as high as possible. Also of concern was the Broadway Bridge, a key northsouth route. Levees protecting the northern approach were being raised, but Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Col. Kendall Bergmann said it was touch and go. The levee work also protected the campus of nearby Minot State University. Members of the state’s congressional delegation pressed for a federal emergency declaration making people eligible for individual assistance, a step they said was needed for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to set up transitional housing centers. Sen. John Hoeven said a helicopter flight over the Souris valley showed damage to smaller cities nearby. He estimated more than 5,000 homes in the valley would eventually have water damage, including those in Minot and Burlington, where officials gave up sandbagging Thursday. Deputy auditor Cindy Bader estimated Friday that more than half of the Burling-

ton’s 1,000 residents had left to escape the rising Souris River. Burlington’s city hall, school and police and fire departments appeared safe, but some homes in the evacuation zone had water up to their first floors and higher. In one neighborhood, the tops of two traffic signs barely peeked above the brown, brackish water, which reached just beneath the eaves of two nearby houses. Wayne Walter, a Burlington city councilman and truck driver for a snack food company, said residents were stunned by the river’s rapid rise. “When we went to bed last night, and when we got up this morning, it was a big difference,” Walter said Friday. “Down by the dikes, we saw it just trickling over (Thursday night). This morning, everything was gone.” Walter said he lived across the street from the evacuation area, and the Souris was still about 4 feet from his own home. “Right now, we’re staying there, but we’ve got the camper packed,” he said. “They tell us to leave, we’re gone.” In Minot, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service launched four boats to patrol flooded neighborhoods and respond to 911 calls. City officials said no injuries or incidents had been reported by Friday afternoon. The evacuation zone was empty except for emergency officials and some geese.

said regulators would look at requiring more shrimpers to add the turtle-saving gear to their nets. He said closing some areas to shrimping would be examined too, but he added that closing a fishery is “the last resort.” Environmental groups have

put pressure on regulators to impose more restrictions on shrimpers. After shrimpers were blamed for a spate of turtle deaths during last year’s BP PLC oil spill, environmentalists threatened to sue the NMFS unless it took steps to reduce the turtle deaths.

Chris Pincetich, of the Turtle Island Restoration Network, said shrimpers were flouting the law and unwilling to take responsibility for the industry’s toll on turtles. His group is involved in legal efforts to force the NMFS to better protect sea turtles.

Rain slows Georgia wildfires SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Firefighters worked Friday to strengthen defenses against large wildfires burning in southeast Georgia after their growth was slowed by overnight thunderstorms dumping an inch or more of rain. The fires have burned more than 500 square miles, mostly in the Okefenokee Swamp but also across private timberland in Ware, Charlton and Brantley counties. More than 1,200 firefighters are battling the blazes near the GeorgiaFlorida line, where the largest fire was sparked by a lightning strike inside the swamp April 30. Thunderstorms poured 1 to 2 inches of rain on the wildfires Thursday night, said Eric Mosley, a spokesman for the Georgia Forestry Commission. That wasn’t wet enough to snuff the fires, but it slowed them enough to give firefighters with bulldozers a chance Friday to fortify fire breaks plowed around them.

‘This little bit of rain we’ve received is very helpful, but it’s not going to put these fires out.’ Eric Mosley

Georgia Forestry Commission “This is a long-term battle,” Mosley said. “This little bit of rain we’ve received is very helpful, but it’s not going to put these fires out.” Residents who have kept a nervous eye on fires just a few miles from their homes — and had to breathe thick smoke spewing from the burning woods — got some instant relief. Josh Cravey, a corrections officer who lives on a family farm a few miles outside Waycross, said the rain flushed out the smoky haze that hung over his land for days. The Sweat Farm Again fire, named for nearby Sweat

Farm Road where the worst wildfire in Georgia’s history began in 2007, has burned more than 30 square miles north of the swamp in Ware County since June 15. Its path has come within about 2 miles of Cravey’s home. On Friday, after the rains, he said he couldn’t even tell the wildfire was still there. “When that fire started last week, you could see the smoke from our house because it was so close,” Cravey said. “Now you can’t even see that smoke anymore.” Officials said rain was also helping efforts to contain the Racepond fire, which has burned nearly 33 square miles northeast of the Okefenokee, as well as the vast Honey Prairie fire that’s consumed more than 430 square miles — almost all of it inside the boundaries of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Officials say it would take several days of sustained, soaking rain to help.

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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)..............29.30 American Fin. (AFG)..................34.59 Ameristar (ASCA)........................22.67 Auto Zone (AZO)..................... 291.60 Bally Technologies (BYI)...........40.00 BancorpSouth (BXS)..................12.21 Britton Koontz (BKBK)..............12.92 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)................48.60 Champion Ent. (CHB).....................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...............24.27 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC)...........37.09 Cooper Industries (CBE)..........58.14 CBL and Associates (CBL)................17.61 CSX Corp. (CSX)...........................24.99 East Group Prprties (EGP)............41.40 El Paso Corp. (EP).......................19.46 Entergy Corp. (ETR)...................68.17

Fastenal (FAST)............................33.42 Family Dollar (FDO)...................52.26 Fred’s (FRED).................................13.97 Int’l Paper (IP)..............................28.78 Janus Capital Group (JNS)..............8.79 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................34.24 Kroger Stores (KR)......................24.50 Kan. City So. (KSU).....................55.59 Legg Mason (LM)..................... 31.25 Parkway Properties (PKY).............16.25 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)......................68.45 Regions Financial (RF).................5.94 Rowan (RDC)................................ 35.92 Saks Inc. (SKS).............................. 10.97 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 69.51 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).............29.37 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 39.15 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 22.70 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 46.61 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 18.90 Viacom (VIA)................................. 55.21 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 41.39 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 52.41

ACTIVE STOCKS NEW YORK (AP) — Friday’s prices for NYSE listed most active stocks: Sales High Low Close Chg AFLAC 1.20 80274 45.21 44.30 44.30 — .75 AMR 187353 5.93 5.61 5.64 — .41 AT&T Inc 1.72 192668 30.79 30.44 30.44 — .28 Accenture .90 101581 57.21 56.12 57.02 + 1.33 AMD 155050 7.03 6.86 6.90 — .16 Aeropostl 81206 17.56 17.10 17.15 — .36 AlcatelLuc 115767 5.32 5.14 5.19 — .14 Alcoa .12 248984 15.55 15.14 15.23 — .05 AmExp .72 81091 49.36 48.30 48.34 — .87 AmIntlGrp 185256 28.87 28.23 28.45 — .22 ArmourRsd 1.44 87324 7.40 7.25 7.28 — .10 BP PLC .42e 76948 42.38 41.83 41.90 — .68 BcoSantSA .79e 104425 10.80 10.55 10.66 — .37 BkofAm .04 1194746 10.77 10.49 10.52 — .19 BkNYMel .52f 159289 25.49 24.62 24.64 — .80 Bar iPVix rs 283727 24.64 23.23 24.53 + .98 BestBuy .60 116023 32.48 31.81 32.48 + .36 BlockHR .60 85360 16.53 15.78 15.85 — .22 BostonSci 299492 7.03 6.81 6.89 — .20 BrMySq 1.32 182998 29.32 28.90 28.93 — .40 CBS B .40f 129603 27.20 26.71 26.79 + .09 CSX s .12f 98605 25.43 24.80 24.99 — .30 CVR Engy 107388 24.64 22.12 22.79 — 1.54 CVS Care .50 106937 37.07 36.29 36.42 — .40 Caterpillar 1.84f 83001 101.10 99.44 100.01 — .54 Cemex 89647 8.17 7.96 8.00 — .08 CenterPnt .79 81591 19.22 18.76 18.95 + .19 Chemtura n 109955 17.79 16.87 17.13 — .36 ChesEng .35f 100231 29.00 27.99 28.01 — .96 Citigrp rs .04 566007 39.71 38.96 39.59 + .18 CocaCola 1.88 126362 65.38 64.72 64.93 — .05 ConocPhil 2.64 103484 73.19 71.34 71.43 — 1.57 Corning .20 144906 17.84 17.50 17.55 — .24 DeltaAir 186342 9.65 9.25 9.43 — .51 DrSCBr rs 221872 39.33 37.50 38.70 + .57 DirFnBr rs 81610 51.15 49.17 50.60 + 1.01 DrxFnBull 195685 23.48 22.55 22.79 — .50 DirxSCBull 140445 75.93 72.30 73.55 — 1.10 Discover .24 131145 24.84 24.01 24.79 + .90 Disney .40f 124783 38.02 37.39 37.58 — .24 DoralFncl 95694 1.90 1.78 1.86 + .07 DowChm 1f 79972 35.90 35.07 35.23 — .39 DuPont 1.64 92158 51.98 50.92 51.96 + .64 EMC Cp 220764 26.53 25.56 25.64 — .95 EKodak 111303 3.59 3.36 3.42 — .15 ElPasoCp .04 110559 19.80 19.28 19.46 — .34 Exelon 2.10 92245 42.20 41.49 42.02 + .70 ExxonMbl 1.88f 291548 78.63 76.78 76.78 — 1.66 FordM 731726 13.60 13.14 13.24 — .23 FMCG s 1a 173695 49.65 48.19 48.43 — .51 FrontierCm .75 171576 8.05 7.85 7.87 — .12 GenElec .60f 669167 18.43 17.97 17.97 — .41 GenGrPr n .40 102869 16.44 15.94 16.11 — .10 GenMot n 428862 30.30 29.66 29.92 — .22 HCA Hld n 100851 33.31 32.16 32.25 — .96 Hallibrtn .36 99855 47.28 45.76 45.87 — 1.20 HeclaM 82147 7.55 7.27 7.29 — .20 HewlettP .48f 254690 35.21 34.88 34.90 — .33 HomeDp 1 126245 35.69 35.08 35.08 — .57 iShBraz 3.42e 98742 70.60 69.56 69.57 — .25 iShJapn .17e 118242 10.19 10.10 10.12 + .06 iSTaiwn .29e 139136 14.74 14.55 14.60 — .24 iShSilver 345343 34.09 33.29 33.36 — 1.01 iShChina25 .85e196764 42.15 41.53 41.64 + .37 iShEMkts .84e 432464 45.90 45.41 45.50 — .08 iS Eafe 1.68e 184302 57.70 57.01 57.10 — .55 iShR2K .89e 640990 80.76 79.47 79.94 — .41 ItauUnibH .67e 83078 22.25 21.89 22.00 — .11 JPMorgCh 1 349650 40.18 39.44 39.49 — .58 JohnJn 2.28f 118363 65.61 64.83 65.06 — .61

JnprNtwk 116042 31.30 29.95 30.02 — .25 Keycorp .12f 149263 8.12 7.82 7.93 — .16 KindMor n 1.16 96904 29.30 28.59 28.60 — .50 Kraft 1.16 113149 34.67 34.31 34.60 + .34 Kroger .42 89975 24.76 24.31 24.50 — .24 LVSands 111505 40.02 38.92 39.19 — .36 Lowes .56f 198754 23.77 23.07 23.25 — .46 LyonBas A .10e159362 38.83 37.52 37.58 —. 48 MGM Rsts 199660 12.70 12.11 12.20 — .25 MarathonO 1 123495 51.78 49.33 49.55 — 2.07 MktVGold .40e 94135 53.90 52.43 52.58 — 1.43 MarshIls .04 134204 7.69 7.56 7.57 — .10 Merck 1.52 156734 35.07 34.50 34.55 — .42 MetLife .74 104938 41.35 40.69 40.99 — .26 MorgStan .20 205871 22.41 21.76 22.21 — .14 Mosaic .20 114153 64.65 62.77 63.60 + .21 NY Times 112276 8.19 7.85 7.98 — .10 NewellRub .32f 94032 15.95 15.52 15.66 + .31 NokiaCp .55e 201613 6.04 5.88 5.88 — .14 OfficeDpt 266920 4.28 4.05 4.17 — .08 PepsiCo 2.06f 110134 68.66 67.95 68.45 + .47 Petrobras 1.28e105702 32.40 31.80 31.87 —. 26 Pfizer .80 599362 20.60 20.08 20.08 — .57 PhilipMor 2.56 97765 66.16 64.68 65.10 — 1.07 PrUShS&P 206753 22.44 21.84 22.38 + .51 ProUltSP .35e 183947 50.08 48.73 48.89 —1 .17 ProUShL20 97932 32.52 32.05 32.50 + .22 ProUSSlv rs 120099 19.66 18.78 19.58 + 1.08 ProctGam 2.10f138767 63.50 62.44 62.59 — .87 RegionsFn .04 193284 6.19 5.92 5.94 — .23 Renren n 81962 6.67 6.13 6.23 — .30 SpdrGold 188710 148.03 145.97 146.26 — 2.08 S&PETF 2.44e1984382 128.37 126.62 126.81 — 1.49 SpdrRetl .46e 94387 52.75 51.86 51.96 — .69 SandRdge 104870 10.64 10.29 10.37 — .18 Schlmbrg 1 88303 83.20 80.64 80.92 — 2.15 Schwab .24 86126 16.08 15.72 15.78 — .25 SilvWhtn g .12 82214 33.13 31.62 31.75 — 1.38 Solutia 100253 21.87 20.78 21.01 — .73 SoUnCo .60 236358 41.68 39.31 39.85 + 5.70 SwstAirl .02 100358 11.40 11.04 11.36 — .05 SprintNex 412654 5.12 4.98 5.00 — .06 SP Matls 1.30e 122999 37.96 37.34 37.47 — .24 SP HlthC .63e 107262 35.08 34.62 34.68 — .41 SP CnSt .83e 82052 30.91 30.57 30.61 — .25 SP Consum .59e 92917 38.99 38.42 38.50 — .38 SP Engy 1.06e 168380 72.47 70.83 70.93 —1 .37 SPDR Fncl .18e711078 14.89 14.68 14.76 — .09 SP Inds .67e 121766 36.10 35.57 35.63 — .41 SP Tech .35e 104642 24.90 24.51 24.54 — .43 SwiftTrns n 94074 13.56 12.77 12.79 — .38 TaiwSemi .52e 252687 12.70 12.36 12.40 — .44 Target 1.20f 91689 47.63 46.32 46.33 — 1.30 TenetHlth 203236 6.28 5.95 5.99 — .30 TexInst .52 114669 32.11 31.44 31.53 — .59 TimeWarn .94 89112 35.23 34.45 34.46 — .70 US Airwy 96018 8.73 8.34 8.69 — .22 UtdContl 160351 23.59 22.62 22.99 — 2.15 US Bancrp .50 137166 24.33 23.90 23.92 — .37 US NGs rs 87204 10.76 10.62 10.73 + .02 US OilFd 116861 35.89 35.24 35.81 — .20 Vale SA .90e 97633 31.03 30.59 30.66 — .08 ValeroE .20 166186 24.87 22.96 23.18 — 1.58 VeriFone 80305 42.94 40.69 41.24 — 1.25 VerizonCm 1.95158267 36.17 35.88 36.00 — .05 WalMart 1.46f 180001 53.42 52.35 52.41 — .88 Walgrn .70 117590 42.66 41.32 41.39 — 1.20 WeathfIntl 510693 17.95 17.52 17.72 — .24 WellsFargo .48f388036 27.42 26.72 27.26 + .22 WstnUnion .32f 77477 19.51 19.22 19.23 — .19 WmsCos .50 231314 29.57 28.44 28.55 — .68 Xerox .17 93443 10.09 9.84 9.89 — .18 Yamana g .18f 90372 11.61 11.36 11.37 — .10

Debt showdown

Obama jumps into money debate, sets meeting with Senate leaders WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to break a perilous deadlock, President Barack Obama took direct control Friday of national debt-limit negotiations with both Republicans and Democrats. With the White House warning the nation’s economic stability is at stake, it’s one of the most severe tests yet of Obama’s presidency. The key disagreement is over taxes. Democrats, including Obama, say a major deficit-reduction agreement must include tax increases or the elimination of tax breaks for big companies and wealthy individuals. Republicans are demanding huge cuts in government spending and insisting there be no tax increases. Absent an agreement that cuts long-term deficits, Republicans say they will not vote to increase the nation’s borrowing, which will exceed its $14.3 trillion limit on Aug. 2. The administration has warned that if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling, it could mean the first U.S. financial default in history and send economic shockwaves around the world. Discussions led by Vice President Joe Biden that were designed to trim about $2 tril-

Discussions led by Vice President Joe Biden that were designed to President Barack Obama trim about $2 trillion from longterm deficits abruptly stalled this week, leading President Barack Obama to step in Friday and summon the top Senate leaders to the White House. lion from long-term deficits abruptly stalled this week, leading Obama to step in Friday and summon the top Senate leaders to the White House. On Monday morning, Obama plans to meet with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and in the early evening he will sit down with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner have repeatedly


county or city. Right now, nobody’s going to bother you for going to an art fair or flea market. You must ask an accountant how much you can earn before you need a license. You should go to the licensing parties in your community to find out what licenses, if any, apply. Same thing is true with the money you earn, whether or not they must be reported. It would be to your advantage to keep good records. Let me leave you with one final word of caution. Amateurs have a very unfortunate habit of underestimating costs. As a consequence, they dramatically under-price their services. If you don’t take in enough to cover your costs, you can quickly go broke. If you can sell something for a great deal less then anybody else, the likelihood is there are flaws in your plan.

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said that no deal can include tax hikes. Amid an economic slowdown, persistently high unemployment and a looming deadline for action, the negotiations will challenge Obama’s ability to forge a compromise that gives all sides a reason to claim victory. Obama restated his position to Boehner in person and to McConnell by phone on Wednesday, officials said. On Thursday, the two Republicans who had been negotiating with Biden — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz. — abandoned those talks. Ultimately, there was only so much that those discussions would yield, and it was clear that Obama and the top leaders in Congress at some point would have to step in. Both sides repeated their negotiating positions on Friday. “The president is willing to make tough choices, but he cannot ask the middle class and seniors to bear all the burden for deficit reduction and to sacrifice while millionaires and billionaires and special interests get off the hook,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

Internet pioneer tapped to lead World Wide Web address board NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Crocker, one of the pioneers of the Internet, was named chairman Friday of the organization responsible for the online address system. Crocker’s appointment came as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers wrapped up weeklong meetings in Singapore. O n M o n d ay, I CA N N approved new guidelines for Internet addresses, allowing groups and companies to vie for suffixes such as “.bank” and .eco.” As chairman, Crocker will oversee that expansion, the largest since the address system was created in 1984. Hundreds of new suffixes could be established by late

next year to join the familiar “.com” and “.org.” Crocker succeeds Peter Dengate Thrush, who has been Steve chairman Crocker since 2007. Formed in 1998, ICANN is the California-based organization that sets policies on domain names and other aspects of Internet addresses. Its decisions affect how computers find websites and route e-mail messages around the world. Crocker, 66, is ICANN’s fourth chairman and the second Internet founding

father in that role. Vint Cerf, one of Crocker’s high school classmates, served from 2000 to 2007 and called his appointment “a first-rate choice for chair.” As a UCLA grad student in the late 1960s, Crocker helped develop the technical underpinnings of the Internet today. Crocker and Cerf were involved in developing the mechanisms for different computer networks to talk to one another. Crocker helped create the technical protocols for Arpanet, which evolved into the Internet after Cerf’s team developed the TCP/IP communications tools still in use today.

‘Emotional’ markets end week on low note By The Associated Press If weak financial results from big tech companies are sign of what’s to come, stock indexes are in for a tough summer. Stocks fell Friday, giving the market another losing week, after poor earnings reports from two major technology companies suggested that companies invested less in new technology as the economic recovery slowed. Fears of a spreading European debt crisis also weighed on markets. Italian bank stocks plunged and trading in some of them was halted after Moody’s warned that it might downgrade their credit ratings. “I think it spooked a lot of people,” said Frederick Rizzo, who analyzes European banks for T. Rowe Price. “The markets are really emotional right now.” The Dow Jones industrial average fell 115.42 points, or 1 percent, to 11,934.58. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 15.05, or 1.2 percent, to 1,268.45. The Nasdaq composite fell 33.86, or 1.3 percent, to 2,652.89. The decline erased all of this week’s gains for the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P index. The broad stock market has now fallen for seven of the eight last weeks, largely because of concerns that the U.S. economy is slowing and that Europe’s debt problems may lead to another financial crisis. The S&P 500 is down 7 percent since it hit a high for the year April 29. Oil settled slightly higher Friday. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for August delivery rose 14 cents to settle at $91.16 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, fell $2.14 to settle at $105.12 per barrel.

FDA: Lower anemia drugs doses WASHINGTON (AP) — Food and Drug Administration officials say doctors should use lower doses of anemia drugs when treating patients with failing kidneys due to the increased risk of stroke, blood clots and death. Th e n ew wa r n i n g s announced Friday are the latest to hit the medications since 2007, when the FDA first linked them to fatal side effects.

The medicines — Procrit, Aranesp and Epogen — are multibillion-dollar sellers because of their ability to boost oxygen-carrying red blood cells, reducing the need for painful blood transfusions. But a study published in 2009 suggested they could double the risk of stroke. Doctors had assumed that higher doses would help prevent heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular problems.

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N.Y. lawmakers approve gay marriage ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers narrowly voted to legalize samesex marriage Friday, handing activists a breakthrough victory in the state where the gay rights movement was born. New York will become the sixth state where gay couples can wed and the biggest by far. “We are leaders and we join other proud states that recognize our families and the battle will now go on in other states,” said Sen. Thomas Duane, a Democrat. Gay rights advocates are hoping the vote will galvanize the movement around the country and help it regain momentum after an almost identical bill was defeated here in 2009 and similar measures failed in 2010 in New Jersey and this year in Maryland and Rhode Island. “Once this is signed into law, the population of the United States living under marriage equality doubles,” said Ross Levi, executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda

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Gay marriage supporters rally at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., Friday. in an interview. “That’s certainly going to have a ripple effect across the nation. It’s truly a historic night for love, our families, and democracy won.” Though New York is a rela-

tive latecomer in allowing gay marriage, it is considered an important prize for advocates, given the state’s size, New York City’s international stature. The gay rights movement is considered to have started

with the Stonewall riots in New York City’s Greenwich Village in 1969. The New York bill cleared the Republican-controlled Senate on a 33-29 vote. The Democrat-led Assembly, which

7 in Coast Guard punished for hazing NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Seven Coast Guard crew members have been punished for their involvement in hazing incidents that included tying down fellow crew members and stripping them of their clothing, and officials said

Friday that they have finished investigating the allegations. Among other things, some of the men were found guilty in court martials of indecent exposure, assault and disorderly conduct. Six of the seven men made pre-trial

Bulger back in Boston, has jokes for courtroom Bulger’s girlfriend, CatheBOSTON (AP) — James “Whitey” Bulger’s capture rine Greig, who was arrested could cause a world of trou- with him, appeared in court later in the afternoon on ble inside the FBI. The ruthless Boston crime charges of harboring a fugiboss who spent 16 years tive. She asked for a hearing on the lam is said to have to determine whether she can boasted that he corrupted six be released on bail, and one FBI agents and more than 20 was scheduled for Tuesday police officers. If he decides to afternoon. Bulger, the former boss of talk, some of them could rue the Winter Hill Gang, Bosthe day he was caught. “They are holding their ton’s Irish mob, embroiled the breath, wondering what he FBI in scandal once before, could say,” said Robert Fitz- after he disappeared in 1995. It turned out patrick, the that Bulger former sechad been an ond-in-comFBI informant mand of the for decades, Boston FBI feeding the office. bureau inforThe 81-yearm at i o n o n old gangster the rival New was captured England Wednesday in Mafia, and Santa Monica, that he fled Calif., where after a retired he apparently Boston FBI had been l iv i n g f o r James “Whitey” Bulger, left, agent tipped most of the and girlfriend Catherine him off that he time he was Greig sit in court this week. was about to be indicted. a fugitive. He The retired agent, John Conappeared Friday afternoon inside a heavily guarded fed- nolly Jr., was sent to prison eral courthouse in Boston to for protecting Bulger. The FBI answer charges he committed depicted Connolly as a rogue agent, but Bulger associates 19 murders. Bulger, wearing jeans and described more widespread a white shirt, looked tan and corruption in testimony at fit and walked with a slight Connolly’s trial and in lawsuits hunch at back-to-back hear- filed by the families of people ings on two indictments. He allegedly killed by Bulger and asked that a public defender his gang. Kevin Weeks, Bulger’s rightbe appointed to represent him, but the government objected, hand man, said the crime lord citing the $800,000 seized stuffed envelopes with cash from his Southern California for law enforcement officers at apartment and his “family holiday time. “He used to say that Christmas was for cops resources.” “We feel he has access to and kids,” Weeks testified. Edward J. MacKenzie Jr., cash,” said prosecutor Brian a former drug dealer and Kelly. At the second hearing, Mag- enforcer for Bulger, predicted istrate Judge Marianne Bowler Bulger will disclose new asked Bulger if he could pay details about FBI corruption. “Whitey was no fool. He for an attorney. “I could, if you give me my knew he would get caught. I money,” he replied in his think he’ll have more fun pullunmistakable Boston accent, ing all those skeletons out of prompting laughter in the the closet. I think he’ll start talking.” courtroom. Prosecutors asked that Bulger be held without bail, saying he is danger to the community, might flee and may try to threaten witnesses. He did not request bail. At one point Bulger scanned the courtroom, saw his brother William, the former powerful state senator, seated in the second row. Whitey Bulger smiled at him and mouthed, “Hi.” His brother smiled back.

agreements that resulted in some charges being dropped. Other current and former crew members aboard the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based cutter Venturous were also administratively disciplined. One of the men was con-

victed of crimes including abusive sexual contact, and he will be required to register as a sex offender. The hazing included crew members being “tied down, stripped and coated in foreign substances,” a Coast Guard spokesman said.

previously approved the bill, passed the Senate’s stronger religious exemptions in the measure Friday, and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who campaigned on the issue last year, has promised to sign it. Same-sex couples can begin marrying 30 days after that. Cuomo made a surprise and triumphant walk around the Senate, introduced like a rock star by his lieutenant governor, Robert Duffy. The filled upper gallery shouted down to Cuomo, “Thank you!” “Feels good?” Cuomo shouted up with a big smile and thumbs up. “Thank you!” The passage of New York’s legislation was made possible by two Republican senators who had been undecided. Sen. Stephen Saland voted against a similar bill in 2009, helping kill the measure and dealing a blow to the national gay rights movement. “While I understand that my vote will disappoint many, I also know my vote is a vote of conscience,” Saland said before the vote. “I am doing

the right thing in voting to support marriage equality.” Sen. Mark Grisanti, a GOP freshman from Buffalo who also had been undecided, also voted for the bill. Grisanti said he could not deny anyone what he called basic rights. The effects of the legislation could be felt well beyond New York: Unlike Massachusetts, which pioneered gay marriage in 2004, New York has no residency requirement for obtaining a marriage license, meaning the state could become a magnet for gay couples. New York, the nation’s third most populous state, will join Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C., in allowing same-sex couples to wed. For five months in 2008, gay marriage was legal in California, and 18,000 samesex couples rushed to tie the knot there before voters overturned the state Supreme Court ruling that allowed the practice. The ban’s constitutionality is before a federal appeals court.

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an outside contractor to collect and dispose of the debris and hire either True North or IMS to monitor and oversee collection and disposal. He said the city will not be reimbursed for its workers doing debris removal during regular work hours, only for overtime. He also said the city could possibly get FEMA to cover the cost of other projects to improve some of the flood-damaged areas. “I think the city could be missing a very big opportunity to make some infrastructure improvements that are needed (in the flooded areas),” Winfield said. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg crested at 57.1 feet, 14.1 feet above flood stage, on May 19 — a record high. The flood saw 3,202 evacuees from 1,340 homes and businesses and more than $1.15 million in federal disaster aid to 836 applicants. Mayfield said waiting on contractors would delay work that is needed now. “This is a public safety issue, and it’s getting worse every day,” he said. “We’ve got problems with mold, snakes, rodents ... we’ve got to start getting that debris up today.” Hiring contractors would take time, Mayfield said. “It’ll be three weeks before they can hit the ground,” he said. “We’re already three weeks behind. If you let it go two weeks more, you’ve got a problem.”

On the agenda Meeting Friday, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • Acknowledged employee anniversaries: firefighters Randy Rippy and Anthony James, 20 years; street department employee Tammy Jackson, 15 years; and sewer department employee Patrick Thomas, 10 years. • Approved the April 8 board minutes. • Took bids for energy efficiency improvements in city buildings under advisement. • Tabled bids for an aviation weather observation system after one of the bidders said it did not get an addendum to the bids. The board tables action to determine if other bidders received the addendum from NeelSchaffer Engineers, the project engineers. • Accepted a $280,643 bid from Rebel Services of Ripley to build a new fuel farm for the Vicksburg Municipal Airport. • Approved a bid from Custom Services of Jackson for traffic management supplies and a bid of $137 a ton for pebble lime from Falco Lime of Vicksburg. The Custom Services bids were based by item cost.

• Approved the transfer of $5,250 from the traffic management capital budget to the services budget for gasoline and oil. • Approved a $261 donation to resurface the tennis courts at Halls Ferry Road Park. • Authorized Mayor Paul Winfield to execute an agreement with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for a $25,000 grant for a pilot residential curb-side recycling project. • Authorized Winfield to sign an annual agreement with Tyler Technologies for Minus software for the city accounting department, and for operating system and database administration support. • Authorized Winfield to sign an agreement with BancorpSouth for a night deposit for the city’s swimming pool. • Adopted preliminary orders for property tax exemptions for Cooper Lighting, PolyVulc USA Inc. and Falco Chemical USA. • Authorized city clerk Walter Osborne to advertise for bids for a lighting project at the men’s softball field No. 1 at City Park. • Granted a special exception for property at 1001 Sec-

ond North St. to be used as a convenience store. The store had been damaged by fire in January 2010, and the property was tied up in an arson investigation. • Authorized city buildings and inspection director Victor Gray-Lewis to clean and remove debris from a house at 103 Lovers Lane, and to clean property and demolish buildings on property at 1400 South St. and 1411 Harrison St. • Approved a $30,000 sponsorship for the Miss Mississippi Corporation for television advertisement. • Approved a request from the Vicksburg Police Department for $1,910 for 450 T-shirts and 24 staff Polo shirts for the Streetball Youth Program. • Approved bank statements from Trustmark and BancorpSouth. • Approved reports from the city sexton, privilege license, mayor and treasurer, tax collections, delinquent tax collection and detail budget departments. • Approved the claims docket. • The board will meet next at 10 a.m. July 5.

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annually assists students with costs at Ole Miss. The Vicksburg Post has been a family-owned newspaper for four generations since its founding by John Gordon Cashman on May 4, 1883. Pat Cashman’s children, Amanda and John, are the fifth. Each publisher has faced different challenges, Cashman said, but the last five to 10 years have seen unprecedented change, from how the paper is delivered to who’s reading it. “The information — however we distribute it to our customers — the information is still the important thing,” he said. “We’ve been here over 128 years, so I think that says something about how well we’ve provided that information. We have a reputation for getting it right.” Where readers differ, the Post has always welcomed letters, comments and corrections, believing they make the newspaper more respon-

sive and responsible to the community, he said. Cashman’s strength in the field of journalism can be traced to his integrity, Mitchell said. “He has always supported the editorial operation of the newspaper and its independence and integrity, even when it means publishing what some consider bad news,” Mitchell said. “He believes the community is better off knowing about it. Then they can deal with it.” Clark, 64, is a native of Clinton who attended Clinton High School, Hinds Community College and Mississippi College, earning a degree in social science. He and his wife, Joanne, have three daughters and five grandchildren. Clark has worked in the newspaper business for more than 30 years. He was circulation manager of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Hattiesburg American in Hattiesburg, the Mississippi

numbers that would make me want to change from the company we have now.” City purchasing director Tim Smith said Waste Management’s $11.16 residential bid includes two parts, $8.61 per household per month for collection and $2.55 per household per month for disposal. Waste Pro’s residential bid was $8.64. Both companies bid $25 for business district collections, Smith said, adding that the Waste Management bid also includes the $2.55 disposal. Riverbend, he said, bid a flat rate of $28.75 per ton for disposal. Outside the city limits, some Warren County residents also use Waste Management. Others use one of five independent, family-run haulers. All use Waste Management’s transfer station on U.S. 61 South. The city and county earlier this year had talked about combining garbage-hauling contracts under one carrier. Reached Friday night, Richard George, president of the Warren County Board of Supervisors, said the county had been waiting to see what the city would do. “Now that we know what the city has done, we will be able to move forward,” he said, but gave no details. The city had been prepared to go with Waste Management Friday morning, but tabled action after the two competing companies criticized the selection process.

Post Continued from Page A1. I know a lot of the other recipients,” Cashman said. “I know what their accomplishments are.” Just 58 of the state’s print journalists have been chosen for the MPA Hall of Fame since it was established in 1986, among them Cashman’s grandfather, Louis P. Cashman Sr., inducted in 1989, and his father, Louis P. Cashman Jr., honored in 2002. “It’s because of the accomplishments of the paper, and that comes from the staff, not anything I’ve done,” said Cashman, who was joined at the banquet by his wife, the former Barbara Millsaps, and his children, Amanda and John. “The staff is really what’s being recognized.” Cashman was nominated by Charlie Mitchell, associate dean of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi and former executive editor of the Post. “He’s a quiet person and he never does anything to bring

Candidates take MPA stage attention to himself,” said Mitchell. “I thought it was past time for him to get the recognition for what he does in the community and for the newspaper.” “Pat is a wonderful boss, probably the best boss I’ve ever had,” said Karen Gamble, managing editor. “He lets people do their jobs.” Cashman currently serves as an elder and clerk at First Presbyterian Church. He also is on the Eagle Scout Review Board and Trustmark Bank Advisory Board, and is a past president of United Way of Central Mississippi, the Warren County Chamber of Commerce, Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Vicksburg Rotary Club. He administers the Cashman Family Scholarship that

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.

Lynn Gail Armstrong PURVIS — Lynn Gail Armstrong, 72, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at his home. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2011, at Moore Funeral Chapel in Purvis followed by burial at Coaltown Cemetery. Born in Vicksburg, Mr. Armstrong attended Jett and Culkin schools and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked for Brown and Root Construction and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Bryon Hundley Armstrong; a brother, Jesse Harper Armstrong; two sisters, Monia Duke Guthrie and Jennye Parker Hughes; and a granddaughter, Ashli Armstrong. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Christine Strong Armstrong of Purvis; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kerrie and John Fulcher of Reston, Va., and Kim and Brett Anderson of Purvis; two sons and daughters-in-

law, Kevin and Janet Armstrong of Baytown, Texas, and Kenny and Laura Armstrong of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Beverly Ervin Harris of Vicksburg; grandchildren, Shelby and Sophia Armstrong, Tyler, Derek and Nic Fulcher, Colby and Morgan Anderson; and his mother-inlaw, Madeline Strong Jones of Hattiesburg. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Moore Funeral Home in Purvis.

Warren Christopher Deck VAN ALSTYNE, Texas — Warren Christopher Deck, age 39, of Van Alstyne, Texas, died Thursday, June 23, 2011, at his home. He was born Nov. 12, 1971 in Lansing, Mich., to William Charles and Ramona Mary Sweeney Deck. Warren served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Christian faith. He is survived by his wife, Misty Hallford Smallwood Deck of Van Alstyne; daughter, Lauren Hallford Goodenow and husband, David, of Van Alstyne; parents, William and Ramona Deck of Vicksburg; brother, William Deck Jr. and wife, Michelle, of Branson, Mo.; father-in-

law and mother-in-law, Jerry and Linda Smallwood, of Emory, Texas; and sisterin-law, Jenniffer Gladson Lichty and husband, John, of Casper, Wyo. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Flesher Funeral Home in Van Alstyne. An online registry is at

Press in Pascagoula and The Sun Herald in Biloxi and has been with The Vicksburg Post since 1997, first as circulation director and, since Jan. 1, 2002, as general manager. He has been on the MPA board of directors for six years, serving as treasurer, vice president and presidentelect before moving into his term as president. A total of 115 newspapers are part of the MPA, founded in 1866. MPA convention activities continue today, including the Better Newspaper Contest Editorial Awards Luncheon honoring achievements by individual editors, reporters, photographers and production staff during 2010.





Partly cloudy with a high in the mid-90s and a low in the lower 70s

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 Partly cloudy; highs in the mid-90s; lows in the lower 70s

STATE FORECAST TOday Partly cloudy; highs in the mid-90s; lows in the lower 70s sunday-tuesday Partly cloudy; highs in the mid-90s; lows in the lower 70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 90º Low/past 24 hours............... 72º Average temperature......... 81º Normal this date................... 81º Record low..............58º in 1974 Record high............99º in 1969 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..............0.69 inches Total/year.............. 20.37 inches Normal/month......2.71 inches Normal/year........ 29.54 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active............................ 1:33 A.M. Most active................. 7:45 P.M. Active............................. 1:56 P.M. Most active.................. 8:08 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:13 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:13 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 5:58

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 37.0 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.2 | Change: 0.2 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 20.5 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.5 | Change: NC Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 4.6 | Change: 0.3 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.7 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................85.3 River....................................84.8

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday.................................... 41.5 Monday.................................. 41.3 Tuesday.................................. 40.7 Memphis Sunday.................................... 24.5 Monday.................................. 24.7 Tuesday.................................. 25.0 Greenville Sunday.................................... 39.2 Monday.................................. 39.7 Tuesday.................................. 40.2 Vicksburg Sunday.................................... 37.4 Monday.................................. 37.7 Tuesday.................................. 38.2


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Bin Laden toyed with changing al-Qaida’s name, letters reveal WASHINGTON (AP) — As Osama bin Laden watched his terrorist organization get picked apart, he lamented in his final writings that al-Qaida was suffering from a marketing problem. His group was killing too many Muslims and that was bad for business. The West was winning the public relations fight. All his old comrades were dead and he barely knew their replacements. Faced with these challenges, bin Laden, who hated the United States and decried capitalism, considered a most American of business strategies. Like Blackwater, ValuJet and Philip Morris, perhaps what al-Qaida really needed was a fresh start under a new name. The problem with the name al-Qaida, bin Laden wrote in a letter recovered from his compound in Pakistan, was that it lacked a religious element. Maybe something like Taifat al-Tawhed Wal-Jihad, meaning Monotheism and Jihad Group, would do the trick, he wrote. Or Jama’at I’Adat alKhilafat al-Rashida, meaning Restoration of the Caliphate Group. As bin Laden saw it, the problem was that the group’s full name, al-Qaida al-Jihad, or The Base of Holy War, had become short-handed as simply al-Qaida. Lopping off the word “jihad,” bin Laden wrote, allowed the West to “claim deceptively that they are not at war with Islam.”

Osama bin Laden Maybe it was time for alQaida to bring back its original name. The letter, which was undated, was discovered among bin Laden’s recent writings. Navy SEALs stormed his compound and killed him before any name change could be made. The letter was described by senior administration, national security and other U.S. officials only on condition of anonymity because the materials are sensitive. The documents portray bin Laden as a terrorist chief executive, struggling to sell holy war for a company in crisis. At the White House, the documents were taken as positive reinforcement for President Barack Obama’s effort to eliminate religiously charged words from the government’s language of terrorism. Words

like “jihad,” which also has a peaceful religious meaning, are out. “Islamic radical” has been nixed in favor of “terrorist” and “mass murderer.” Though former members of President George W. Bush’s administration have backed that effort, it also has drawn ridicule from critics who said the president was being too politically correct. “The information that we recovered from bin Laden’s compound shows al-Qaida under enormous strain,” Obama said Wednesday in his speech to the nation on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. “Bin Laden expressed concern that al-Qaida had been unable to effectively replace senior terrorists that had been killed and that alQaida has failed in its effort to portray America as a nation at war with Islam, thereby draining more widespread support.” Bin Laden wrote his musings about renaming al-Qaida as a letter but, as with many of his writings, the recipient was not identified. Intelligence officials have determined that bin Laden only communicated with his most senior commanders, including his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, and his No. 3, Mustafa Abu alYazid, according to one U.S. official. Because of the courier system bin Laden used, it’s unclear to U.S. intelligence whether the letter ever was sent.


Founder dropped from lawsuit ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge dismissed Blackwater founder Erik Prince from a civil lawsuit alleging his former security firm cheated the government in bills it submitted for protecting government employees in Iraq and Afghanistan, in a ruling made public Friday. Former Blackwater employees Brad and Melan Davis sued Prince and his company in 2008, alleging the company overbilled the government for its work. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III said there is no evidence Prince participated or had direct knowledge of any of the allegedly false billing invoices. The case is still scheduled to go to trial next month, with the company itself remaining as a defendant. But the judge has tossed out some of the law-

Libya Continued from Page A1. the House turned back a Republican-led effort to cut off money for military hostilities in the Libyan war. The vote was 238-180. The funding measure would have barred drone attacks and airstrikes but allowed the United States to continue actions in support of NATO. While the first vote on White House authority has no immediate effect on American involvement in the NATO-led mission, it was an embarrassment to a sitting president and certain to have reverberations in Tripoli and NATO capitals. The vote marked the first time since 1999 that either House has voted against a president’s authority to carry out a military operation. The last time was to limit President Bill Clinton’s authority to use ground forces in Kosovo. Republican leaders pushed for Friday’s constitutional showdown between the executive and legislative branches, with rank-and-file House members saying the president broke the law by failing to seek congressional approval for the 3-month-old war. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he supported the president’s authority as commander in chief. “But

suit’s claims, including a salacious allegation that Blackwater was billing the government for prostitutes under the category of “morale, welfare and recreation.” After ruling in May that significant parts of the case should go to trial, Ellis in recent weeks has chipped away at some of the plaintiffs’ claims, tossing out specific allegations and most recently now by dismissing Prince as a defendant. Prince’s lawyer, Victoria Toensing, said Friday she was pleased with the court’s ruling. The Davises’ lawyer, Susan Burke, declined comment. The exact amount of the alleged overbilling on the $1 billion security contract is not clear, but the Davises allege that Blackwater overbilled the State Department for security it provided in Iraq

and Afghanistan. The contract allowed Blackwater to bill a specific amount for personnel in the country on any given day. Spreadsheets showing who was in the country do not match the bills submitted by Blackwater, and employees were ordered to alter paperwork to ensure that “no money was left on the table,” Burke said at a pretrial hearing. Prince, meanwhile, no longer is associated with Blackwater, which now operates under the name Xe. He no longer lives in the U.S. Earlier this year, Prince helped a contractor in the United Arab Emirates establish a permanent force of about 800 foreign fighters to supplement the Emirati military. A spokesman for Prince said Prince is doing a variety of security consulting work, including natural resource and agriculture security.

when the president chooses to challenge the powers of the Congress, I as speaker of the House will defend the constitutional authority of the Legislature,” he said. Some Democrats accused the GOP of playing politics with national security. They said the vote would send the wrong message to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Rep. Adam Smith of Washington, the top Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, said the vote would essentially “stop the mission in Libya and empower Gadhafi.” Speaking to reporters Friday, Clinton said she would have preferred a different outcome on the authorization vote but was “gratified that the House decisively rejected” the bill to cut funds. “We need to stand together across party lines and across both branches of government with the Libyan people and with our friends and allies and against Gadhafi,” Clinton said. In Benghazi, Libya, rebel spokesman Jalal el-Gallal, said he didn’t know why the House voted against the authorization measure. “America is the beating heart of democracy and should support the birth of a democracy in our time,” he said. “I believe the American people will put the pressure on the government to change its mind.” White House spokesman

Jay Carney said, “We think now is not the time to send the kind of mixed message that it sends when we’re working with our allies to achieve the goals that we believe that are widely shared in Congress: protecting civilians in Libya, enforcing a no-fly zone, enforcing an arms embargo and further putting pressure on Gadhafi.” The defeated resolution mirrors a Senate authorization measure sponsored by Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and John McCain, R-Ariz., that Obama has indicated he would welcome. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will consider the resolution on Tuesday. Friday’s second vote to eliminate money for the Libya operation would have made an exception for search and rescue efforts, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, aerial refueling and operational planning to continue the NATO effort in Libya. House Republicans and some Democrats are furious with Obama for failing to seek congressional authorization as required under the War Powers Resolution. The 1973 law, often ignored by Republican and Democratic presidents, says the commander in chief must seek congressional consent for military actions within 60 days. That deadline has long passed.

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Couple needs to get to ‘core’ of relationship Q: My wife and I don’t spend a lot of downtime together. It’s not like we’re out carousing with other people. But jobs, kids and other important responsibilities are taking their toll. Jim: Many husbands and wives today are running in opposite directions. You have to take active steps to make time for each other, and to foster genuine intimacy in your relationship. Dr. Harold L. Arnold Jr., an organizational psychologist, has developed an acrostic — C.O.R.E. — to help couples put intimacy back in their marriage. Maybe you’ll find it helpful. “C” stands for commitment. Commit to a specific FOCUS ON day and THE FAMILY time each week when you and your wife can spend an hour in conversation — without any FOCUS ON distracTHE FAMILY tions. “O” represents openness. Be honest with your spouse about your needs, desires and fears. The “R” in C.O.R.E. stands for repent. Own up to your mistakes and be willing to forgive your spouse for hers. Finally, the “E” represents empathy. Your wife will only open up if she senses that you really understand her and love her unconditionally. Q: My sister is getting married next month, and I don’t like the guy she’s marrying. Should I say something? Juli: My first question would be, “What don’t you like about your potential brother-in-law?” If your concerns have more to do with superficial issues like appearance, interests or even personality, it’s probably better for you to keep your opinions to yourself. If, however, your objections are more substantial, relating to his character or how he treats your sister, sharing these thoughts might be very important. I recommend getting your sister alone, uninterrupted. Tell her how much you love her and care about her. Sensitively share with her some of the things you’ve noticed, and ask her if she has any of these concerns. If so, suggest talking about these with a pastor or counselor.

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Supporters of gay marriage carry signs and sing in a hallway outside a Republican conference room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y.

N.Y. gay-marriage talks hinge on religious rights By The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — Will the Knights of Columbus be required to open their halls for gay weddings if New York lawmakers legalize same-sex marriage? Will Catholic adoption agencies be forced to choose between placing children with gay married couples or leaving the business? As New York moves closer to a vote on legislation that would make it the sixth and largest state where same-sex marriage is allowed, some Republicans are demanding stronger legal protections for religious organizations that object to the practice. Many states that offer gay marriage or civil unions have some religious exemptions. But in some places, Catholic adoption agencies shut down and at least one religious organization lost its tax-exempt status. Supporters of gay marriage say there are already adequate protections in New York law, and they have suggested the GOP objections are just a smoke screen. But religious leaders say the fears are genuine. “The stakes are huge,” said Ed Mechmann, an attorney and assistant director of the family life office at the Archdiocese of New York. “I think this could have a catastrophic effect on our agencies.” The New York bill introduced

A woman holds a sign in a hallway outside a Republican conference room at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. by Gov. Andrew Cuomo would protect clergy who refuse to perform weddings for gay couples, a provision common in other states with gay marriage. A broader concern was protecting religious groups from discrimination charges if they refuse to provide their facilities or services.

Negotiators for Cuomo and the lawmakers met behind closed doors, so it was not clear where talks stood Wednesday afternoon, hours before a possible floor vote. But the Catholic establishment in New York, which opposes the bill, was worried that its adoption agencies might close down.

Three Catholic dioceses in Illinois recently announced that they would end their statefunded adoption and fostercare program because of a civil union law that took effect June 1. Catholic Charities had been allowed to refer unmarried or gay couples to other agencies, but lawmakers did not pass an amendment exempting religious groups. The case mirrors an earlier one in Massachusetts, which in 2004 became the first state to allow gay marriage. Catholic Charities of Boston announced in 2006 it was getting out of the adoption business rather than comply with the state law. And in Washington, D.C., Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington shut down its foster care and public adoption program last year rather than serve same-sex families. Currently, New York does not allow state-supervised, private adoption and foster care agencies to reject applicants solely on the basis of homosexuality. However, Mechmann noted that New York law gives adoption agencies discretion to consider the best interest of the child and that Catholic agencies believe it is in a child’s best interest to be placed with a married couple. Without an explicit exemption See Gay, Page B4

Panhandle church’s bell resurfaces after 70 years By The Associated Press FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — Building renovations often reveal surprises, but most don’t weigh 1,500 pounds. About four weeks ago, Bill Garvie Jr. was in the attic of the old St. Mary Catholic Church on First Street checking for termites as part of the renovation when he found an old bell about the same size as the Liberty Bell.

He immediately called his mother, Martha Garvie, who grew up in Fort Walton Beach and attended the church as a child. It took her a few minutes to realize the significance of the bell. “It was absolutely the bell in town. They rang it for everything,” Martha Garvie said. “They rang it for Mass. They rang it for weddings. They rang it for the fire department.”

The bell was placed in the attic in 1941 when the existing structure was built to replace the wooden church that was destroyed in a hurricane. Martha Garvie said her father, Docie Bass, helped build the church, which was used until 1972 when the current St. Mary Church at 110 St. Mary Ave. opened. When longtime resident Sug Brown heard about the bell being found, her excitement was as palpable as

Garvie’s. “I was thrilled,” Brown said. “It brought back so many memories.” One of the most vivid for Brown and Garvie was when the bell was rung to mark New Year’s Day. Each New Year’s Eve, Brown’s mother, Louise Brooks, and Martha’s aunt, Josephine Gerlach, would go to the church and ring the bell at midnight. “That’s the only entertain-

ment we had then,” Brown said with a laugh. The old bell started a new lease on life June 17 as construction crews prepared to remove it and take it to the newer St. Mary church. “I think it’s going to be a really neat thing,” said Carolyn Ketchel, regional director of Catholic Charities in Northwest Florida, which is renovating the old church See Bell, Page B4.


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church events Antioch Baptist 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 is at 6:30 p.m., and midweek service/ Bible study is at 7. Alfred E. Lassiter Sr. is pastor.

rehearsal is at 6:45. A nursery is provided.

Bovina U.M.C. Services at Bovina United Methodist Church, 70 Bovina Drive, begin at 9 a.m. with worship and a special time for children. John Evans, pastor, will deliver the message. Children’s church is led by Carol Farrar. Sunday school follows worship.

Baha’i Faith

Bowmar Baptist

Services for Baha’i Faith are comprised of a devotional at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by Deepening at 11:30. The phone number is 601-4155360.

Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship. Lifegroups meet at 9:20. Creative worship for families, age-graded worship and youth worship begin at 10:30. Children in grades first-sixth will worship with their parents for the summer. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Call 601-636-2596 or visit

Berachah Services at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 10:30. Children’s church is provided for ages 4-8 and a nursery for ages 3 and younger. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, church service is at 6:30 p.m. Youth service is at 7. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit www.

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. Choir rehearsal is at 10 a.m. each Saturday before the fourth 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. Mattie L. Brown is superintendent. Worship is each second Sunday. Covenant meeting is each third Sunday. Communion is each fourth Sunday. All begin at 11 a.m. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dennis Redden Sr. is pastor.

Bingham Memorial M. B. Sunday services at Bingham Memorial M. B. Church, 1063 Green Street , begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Mother Dorothy Miles, assistant superintendent. Worship begins at 11:00 a.m. every second Sunday. Covenant begins at 10:30 a.m. every second Sunday. Worship and Communion service is at 11:00 a.m. each fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting/ Bible study is each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Youth choir rehearsal is at 12:00 a.m. each 2nd Saturday. Choir rehearsal is at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday before the 4th Sunday and the fourth Saturday at 12:00 a.m. 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 Jim Daquilla. Worship is at 11 with the sanctuary choir led by Jerry Stuart, music minister, singing special music. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. The Rev. Benny Steele will be the guest speaker. Vacation Bible school Commencement begins at 6 p.m., followed by a fingerfood fellowship. Wednesday activities begin at 6 with prayer service, handbells, youth Bible study, children’s game face and younger children’s choir rehearsal. Adult choir

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. Wednesday night prayer meeting begins at 6 at the home of John and Beverly Harris. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Bypass Church of Christ Sunday services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible class. Worship is at 10:30 with Joel Dimmette, associate minister, delivering the sermon. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Dr. Willie Nettle, minister, will speak during the evening assembly at 6. Midweek Bible class begins at 7 p.m. For transportation or a free Bible correspondence course or home Bible study, call 601638-6165

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11. The Rev. Bill Baker, will deliver the message. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. The youths will have SMAC with their parents from noon until 5 p.m. Evening activities begin at 3:30 with sanctuary choir practice. Discipleship training for all ages begins at 5, followed by worship at 6, led by Baker. On Wednesday, prayer meeting and youthwill begin at 6 p.m.

Calvary M.B. Services at Calvary M.B. Church, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 each first and fifth Sunday. Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. each second Sunday. Mission meeting is each third Sunday. Covenant is each fourth Sunday. Both begin at 11 a.m. Prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Cedar Grove M.B. Installation celebration for Paul H. Fleming, pastor, begins at 6 tonight with a gospel concert. 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. Installation ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Carl Fleming conducting the service. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Monday with Travanti Hill, minister of music, leading. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each second Tuesday. Prayer meeting and Bible study are each Wednesday.

devotion “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is sternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord;” Romans 6:23 • In Christ. That is a small phrase, but it is the key that unlocks the door to the largest treasure you will ever know. You see, all that happened to Christ, happened to Christ, happened to you. • When He was crucified, you were crucified. When He was buried, you were buried. When He arose, you arose. Christ acted for you. “But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, Who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption” (1Corinthians 1:30). • A man is never more secure, until he is in Christ. Someone has asked, “What if you lose your salvation?” It can’t happen to a child who is in Christ. Not only does He hold us, we are in Him. Security is not in a place called “heaven,” it’s in a person called “Jesus.” • Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: Wednesday Night Live worship is each first Wednesday. Both begin at 7 p.m. Media Ministry meetings are at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday.

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main Street, will celebrate the Second Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Eucharist Rite I, at 8 a.m. in the chapel and Holy Eucharist Rite II, at 10 in the nave. The Rev. Sam Godfrey will preach and celebrate at both services. Sunday school begins at 9 in the parish hall, followed by choir practice at 9:30. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the 10 a.m. service in the parish hall. Child care will be provided during the 10 a.m. service. During the month of June the Wednesday Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. in the parish hall to prepare and deliver Meals on Wheels. Godfrey will conduct a healing service at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. Call 601-638-5899.

Christian Home No. 2 M.B. Services at Christian Home No. 2 M.B., 4769 Lee Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school. Regular worship begins at 11 each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. each Tuesday. For transportation call, 601-883-0286 or 601636-0419. The Rev. Johnny Hughes is pastor.

Church of Christ Sunday services at Church of Christ, 811 Culkin Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 11. On Wednesday, a Bible class for all ages is at 7 p.m. Call 601636-0141 or 601-529-0904 for a free Bible study. Larry Harris is the minister.

Church of Christ Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes for all ages. Worship is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. with Eric Welch presenting the lesson for the worship service. On Wednesday, Bible class begins at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-4801 or e-mail vickcofc@cablelynx. com for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course. “A Minute of Inspiration” is broadcast on River 101.3 between 6:45 and 6:55 a.m. weekdays.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will celebrate the Second Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Eucharist, Rite I at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10:30. The Rev. Dan McKee will preach and celebrate. Adult and youth Sunday school is at 9:30. Children’s Sunday school begins at

10:15. Vestry meeting begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Pilates is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday, Lunch Bunch Group meets at 12:10 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 worship. Communion is each first Sunday; Covenant is each third Sunday; pantry donations are accepted each second and fifth Sunday; fourth Sunday worship is a devotional service by the women’s ministry; all start at 11. Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. 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 601-638-2070. The Rev. Samuel Jones is pastor.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Worship is at 10:55. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. The sanctuary and Sunday school rooms are handicap accessible in Wesley Hall. SNAC will meet at 5 p.m. at the church. The LINK deadline is at 10 a.m. Monday. On Tuesday, Men’s Breakfast and Devotion begins at 6:50. Mother’s Morning Out meets from 9 until noon Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesday, Chancel Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Visit

Cross Point Services at Cross Point Church, 510 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with traditional worship, followed by Father’s Day breakfast at 9:45. Contemporary worship and children’s church are at 11. A nursery is provided. Services begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday with Wacky Wednesday for children and student ministry for youths, young adults.

Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third, fourth and fifth Sunday. Willie H. Smith Sr. is superintendent. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Bible class/prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. The Rev. Dr. Michael R. Reed is pastor.

Edwards Baptist Services at Edwards Baptist Church, 101 Magnolia St., Edwards, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. All services will be led by the Rev. Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Curlee Green is minister of

music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best. Call 601-852-8141 or visit edwardsbaptch@bellsouth. net.

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, and a nursery is provided. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Equipping groups begin at 5 p.m. Celebrate Recovery begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Children’s Water and the Word are at 5:30 p.m.; church family time begins at 5:50. Adult and youth Bible study and preschool care are at 6:15, and family night supper is from 4:45 until 6. On Friday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building. Visit www.fbcvicksburg. org.

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 the chancel choir presenting the anthem. The Rev. Jeffery Murphy will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided. Vacation Bible school begins at 6 each night Sunday through Tuesday.

First Presbyterian Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 8:55 a.m. with a service of Praise and Thanksgiving in the chapel, followed by worship at 9:30 with the Rev. Tim Brown, leading the service. Sunday school is at 10:45. The choir director is Sharon Penley. The organist is Barbara Tracy. Meals on Wheels begins at 10:45. Tuesday and Friday. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 a.m. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study begins at 7:15 a.m. Al Anon meeting begins at noon. Session begins at 5:15 p.m. On Wednesday, Frisbee will be played at 6 p.m. at Glenwood Circle.

Freemount A.M.E. Services at Freemount A.M.E. Church, 1190 Myles Station Road, are each first Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Theodra Rowan is pastor.

Gibson Memorial Activities at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. The Dabney Bible Class can be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday on WBBV 101.3. Worship is at 11, followed by a potluck dinner. Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader. On Wednesday, bell choir practice is at 5:15 p.m. Choir practice is at 6:30. Visit www.gibsonumc. org.

Gospel Temple M.B. Services at Gospel Temple M.B. Church, 1612 Lane St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Recco Owns is Sunday school superintendent. Bennie Slaughter is deacon and assistant superintendent. Worship and Communion service is at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Women’s ministry meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday. Prayer/ Bible study meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Walter Edley is pastor. For transportation call 601-634-0759.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with Bible study at 9:45 a.m. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Bryan Abel delivering the message. Ed Crawford will lead the music. Deacon’s meeting is at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Discipleship training is at 5:30, followed by worship at 6:30. On Wednesday, prayer meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. Baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-218-3911 or visit www. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher 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. The usher ministry meets each fourth Sunday following the service. Youth ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Monday before the fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Bible study is at 7. The usher ministry meets each fourth Sunday following the service. Women’s ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday. For transportation, call 601636-0826. Gregory Butler is pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. Services at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 8:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. A nursery is available. Snack supper begins at 5:30 p.m. UMYF begins at 6. A nursery is provided. On Monday, Feeding the homeless begins at 5:30 p.m. Cub Scouts meets at 6. Boy Scouts meets at 7. On Tuesday, Prayer group meets at 6. On Wednesday, Handbells begins at 5:45 p.m. Chancel choir begins at 7. The Rev. Susannah Carr is pastor.

Holy Cross Anglican Services at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Anglican Church in North America (REC)) 1021 Crawford St., located inside the former Sisters of Mercy Chapel, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study. Holy Communion begins at 10:30; “The 1928 Book of Common Prayer” is in use. The Rev. Mark Bleakley presides. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and fellowship rooms are accessible to the handicapped through the back gate on Adams Street. A podcast, “Renewing the Face of the Earth: Conversation on Art, Spirituality, and Anglican Culture,” can be heard at Call 601-529-9636.

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. On Monday, Bible class begins at 5 p.m. Intercessory prayer begins at 6. On Tuesday, intercessory Continued on Page B3.

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church events Continued from Page B2. prayer begins at 5 p.m. Bible study and Teen Talk are at 6, followed by choir rehearsal. Grace and Prophecy with Apostle Linda Sweezer is broadcast at 11 p.m. Wednesday on The Word Network. Moving Into the Harvest leadership conference is set for July 22 and 23 at the Rolling Fork location. Apostle Michael Exum, executive director of the Potters House International is guest speaker. Registration is required, adults $20, college students $15 and youth $10.

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 children’s director Ashley Coomes, at 10:45. Evening activities begin at 5 with discipleship training and choir practice. Worship and the closing ceremony for Vacation Bible school are at 6. On Wednesdays, prayer service, children’s classes for grades K-6 and youth services begin at 7 p.m. Adult choir practice begins at 8, led by interim music director Dale Yocum. A nursery is available. Billy Brumfield is pastor. Jason McGuffie is associate pastor and youth minister.

Jackson Street M.B. Services at Jackson Street M.B. Church, 1416 Jackson St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Vacation Bible school is set for July 18-22 each night from 6 until 8. John W. Carroll is pastor.

Jones Chapel Services at Jones Chapel Church, 1340 Bay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Breakfast is served each fifth and third Sunday at 8:30. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Adrian Clark is pastor.

Jubilee Revival Center Services at Jubilee Revival Center, 900 Clay St., begin at 10:30 a.m. with worship. Evening worship is at 6. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 5 p.m., followed by Bible study at 6.

King David No. 1 M.B. Services at King David No. 1 M.B., 2717 Letitia St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is at 11 each second Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each first, third and fourth Monday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The Usher Board meets at 11 a.m. each second Saturday. Creative Woman’s ministry will resume in September. The Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.

King David No. 2 M.B. Services for King David No. 2 M.B. Church, will be at Holly Grove M.B. Church, 746 Johnson St., at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship with Communion is each second and fourth Sunday at 11. The Rev.Johnny L. Williams is pastor.

King Solomon Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin with Hour of Soul-Saving Power at 8:15 a.m. with the Voice of Praise Choir. Regular worship is at 10 a.m. with the male choir providing the music. Evening service begins at 5 with Voices of Praise providing the music. The Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor, will deliver both services. Nursery is provided beginning at 9:30 a.m. The service can be heard on WRTM-FM 100.5 at 11 a.m. and on WJIW-FM 104.7 and KJIW-FM 94.5 at 7 p.m. CDs or DVDs of Sunday messages are available by

special events TODAY • Cedar Grove M.B. — 6 p.m., Installation Celebration for Paul H. Fleming, pastor; gospel musical; 3300 Grange Hall Road. • Greater Mount Zion — 10 a.m.; Men’s Prayer Breakfast; presented by the women’s ministry; Dr. James Hall, guest speaker; Gregory Butler, pastor; 907 Farmer St. • I Can Fly Ministries — Fine Arts Conference Workshop; choir, dance, mime, Christian hip-hop and leadership; ages 6 and older; in partnership with Greater Grove Street M.B. Church. • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 6 p.m., Appreciation program for the Rev. Joe Harris Jr., pastor; the Rev. Harold Lee, guest speaker; 260 Mississippi 27. • Vicksburg City Auditorium — 7 p.m., I Can Fly Ministries conference finale production; Radical Praise for Christ and all workshop participants; free to the public; 901 Monroe St.

Hall Sr.; 1117-19 Clay St. • Unity Temple Full Gospel — 7:30 p.m., Camp meeting; Apostle Letha Butler, speaker; Elder Mary Mann, 601-636-2331 or Cynthia Gibson, 601-529-5882; Bishop Johnny E. Gibson, pastor; 2647 Roosevelt Ave.

THURSDAY • Mount Carmel M.B. Church — 7:30 p.m., Revival, the Rev. Ralph B. Lassiter, speaker; the Rev. Dr. F.L. Lassiter, pastor; 2629 Alma St. • Mount Heroden M.B. — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr.; 1117-19 Clay St. • Unity Temple Full Gospel — 7:30 p.m., Camp meeting; Apostle Letha Butler, speaker; Elder Mary Mann, 601-636-2331 or Cynthia Gibson, 601-529-5882; Bishop Johnny E. Gibson, pastor; 2647 Roosevelt Ave.



• Cedar Grove M.B. — 2 p.m., Installation Ceremony for Paul H. Fleming, pastor; 3300 Grange Hall Road. • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 3 p.m., Pastor’s appreciation service; the Rev. Harold Lee, guest speaker; the Rev. Joe Harris, pastor; 260 Mississippi 27.

• Mount Heroden M.B. — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr.; 1117-19 Clay St.

• Mount Carmel M.B. Church — 7:30 p.m., Revival, the Rev. Ralph B. Lassiter, speaker; the Rev. Dr. F.L. Lassiter, pastor; 2629 Alma St. • Mount Heroden M.B. — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr.; 1117-19 Clay St. • Unity Temple Full Gospel — 7:30 p.m., Camp meeting; Apostle Letha Butler, speaker; Elder Mary Mann, 601-636-2331 or Cynthia Gibson, 601-529-5882; Bishop Johnny E. Gibson, pastor; 2647 Roosevelt Ave.



• Mount Heroden M.B. — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr.; 1117-19 Clay St.

JULY 11-15


WEDNESDAY • Mount Carmel M.B. Church — 7:30 p.m., Revival, the Rev. Ralph B. Lassiter, speaker; the Rev. Dr. F.L. Lassiter, pastor; 2629 Alma St. • Mount Heroden M.B. — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Dr. Louis A.

• Northside Baptist — 6 p.m.; 4820 N. Washington St.

JULY 18-22 • Jackson Street M.B. — 6 p.m.; 1416 Jackson St.

calling the church at 601-6387658. Transportation is available by calling 601-831-4387 or 310-283-0594 the day before.

school for all ages begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit or call 601-636-1894.

deacons at 11 each Saturday before the second Sunday. For transportation call 601636-4999.

Lighthouse Baptist

Mercy Seat Baptist

Mount Carmel M.B.

Fellowship supper begins tonight at 4 in the fellowship hall. Sunday school at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begins at 9:45 a.m. Sharon Forbes will lead the children and youth classes. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Worship is at 11 with Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor, delivering the message. Sunday evening, training union for young adults, led by Debra Grayon and men’s prayer are at 5:30. Worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. Wednesday evening young adults training union, Bible study and prayer service are at 7. A nursery is provided.

Services at Mercy Seat Baptist, 5 Dos Casas Lane, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Grace Brown. Communion begins at 11 a.m. each third and fourth Sunday. Covenant is each third Sunday. Prayer services and Bible study, from the Book of Acts begin at 6 p.m. 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. The Rev. Rudy L. Smith is pastor.

Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 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 is each second Sunday; worship and testimony service is each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s prayer meeting/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Friday before the third Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. at the church each second Monday and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman St. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation. Worship is at 11. Morning Glory worship 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. Visit

Locust Grove M.B. Services at Locust Grove M.B. Church, 472 Stenson Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school. Rudolph Walker is the superintendent. Communion is each second Sunday at 10:30 and each fourth Sunday at 8:30. Fifth Sunday worship begins at 8:30. Testimonial services begin at 8:30 a.m. each fifth Sunday. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Choir practice begins at 5:30 p.m. each first, second and fourth Monday. The Rev. Robert L. Miller is pastor.

Lutheran Church of the Messiah The Divine Service for the First Sunday after Trinity will be celebrated at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road, at 9 a.m. Sunday

Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B. Church, 50 Culkin Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school the second through the fifth Sunday. Hennry Middleton is superintendent. Communion begins at 11:30 each first Sunday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. each Thursday before the first Sunday at 5 p.m. The Rev. Johnny L. Williams 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 at 11. 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. Ushers meet at 6 p.m. 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. Junior choir rehearses at 5 p.m. Thursday before the first and third Sunday. Senior choir rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. Thursday before the fifth Sunday. The trustee board meeting begins at 9 a.m. and the

Mount Carmel Sunday services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages. Worship begins at 11 with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, praise and worship choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Bible study is at 7. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon Saturday before each second and third Sunday. Exercise class begins at 8 a.m. Saturdays. For information or transportation, call 601-2185087 or 601-638-9015. E-mail

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

Mount Heroden Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school directed by Hilda Y. White, 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. Wednesday. Youth choir rehearses each second Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr. 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., led by Gracie Daniels, evangelist. Communion is each second Sunday and worship is each fifth Sunday; both begin at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.

Mount Zion No. 1 M.B. Services at Mount Zion No. 1 M.B. Church, 920 Fifth North St., begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Holy Communion is each first Sunday at 10 a.m. Prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class at 7, led by the Rev. Larry Brown, pastor. On Saturday, prayer service begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by Bible class at 6, led by Percy Bell, deacon.

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

Narrow Way M.B. Services for Narrow Way M.B. Church will be at St. James No. 1 M.B. Church, 400 Adams St., begining at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.

Nazarene Church Services at Vicksburg First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Combined morning service for the English and Spanish congregation begins at 10:50, followed by potluck. Missionary service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Night Recharge includes youth activities beginning with recreation at 5:30. Worship Team practice and Dinner is at 6, followed by Bible study activities at 7.

On Thursday, workday begins at 5 p.m. at the church. “The Furnace” prayer meeting, open to all begins at 7. On Friday, the Hispanic congregation meets for Bible Study and fellowship at 7:30. Our vacation Bible school is scheduled for July 11-15 in the evenings from 5:30-8:30. You may now pre-register your children grades K-6 at the church on Sundays and Wednesday nights during service times or Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Chuck Parish is senior pastor. Alberto Vidal is pastor of Hispanic ministries. The Rev. Ron Ray is pastor of discipleship ministries. The Rev. Kuhrman Cox is pastor emeritus.

New Dimension World Services at New Dimension World, 2011 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with worship. Tuesday Night Touch Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Bishop George Tyler Straughter is founder and senior pastor. Call 601456-0215.

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. Intercessory prayer for revival begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible class. Intercessory prayer for revival continues Wednesday night at 6. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

New Mount Pilgrim Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillium, deacon and assistant superintendent. The following begin at 11 — second Sunday services; Covenant after Sunday school each third Sunday; and Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday. Minister Jacqueline Griffin is instructor. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study under the direction of the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by Jean Thomas begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-636-6386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

New Popular Grove Services at New Popular Grove Independent Methodist Church, 4366 Mississippi 27, Edwards, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Marshall Harris is superintendent. Worship begins at 11 with Dorothy Hattsfield, associate minister, bringing the music. Covenant meeting is each third Sunday. On Thursday, Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tommie L. Moore is associate minister. James O. Bowman is pastor.

Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11. Dinner on the grounds will follow the service. Evening activities begin at 5 with Kids Time, followed by Youth Explosion and evening worship at 6. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. with mission study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by prayer service at 7. A nursery is provided. Vacation Bible school is set for July 11 through 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. each night.

Open Door Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Paul Rush. Worship Continued on Page B4.


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church events Continued from Page B3. is at 11:15 with Ken Harper delivering the message. Joe Branch is song leader. Tim Goodson is pianist and provides special music. A nursery is provided. Call 601636-0313. E-mail address is

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 601-953-6812.

Pleasant Green Services at Pleasant Green Baptist, 817 Bowman St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., led by Ernest Walker, deacon and superintendent, and Elwin Johnson, assistant superintendent. Second Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Deacons and trustees meet each Tuesday before the second Sunday at 6 p.m. Mission ministry meets Saturday before the first and third Sunday at 10 a.m. 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 and new members class. Worship is at 11. The pastor’s appreciation service begins at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Harold Lee of Los Angeles, guest speaker. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. is pastor.

Port Gibson U.M.C. The Second Sunday after Pentecost services at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. David Harrison, bringing the message. Professional counseling is offered at Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St. Call 601-437-5046.

Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 7 a.m. with the Men’s Club meeting. Early service begins at 8:30. Good

News Discussion Group meets at 9:45. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11 with the Rev. D.R. Ragsdale delivering the sermon. Ken Warren will lead the congregational singing. A nursery is provided for children as old as 5. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Cursillo will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 601-636-2966.

Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Open Assembly, followed by Sunday School. Worship begins at 11 with the children’s message by Richard Hite. Special music is provided by the Redwood choir. The Rev. Barbara Hite will bring the message. Johnny Lee and John Sanderson will be ushers. Colt Lee and Christopher Lee will be acolytes. A nursery is provided. Vacation Bible school is from 8:30 until 11 a.m. Monday-Friday. Wednesday evening choir practice is at 6:30. Visit

Refuge Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 10:45 a.m. with praise and worship with Bethany Winkler, music pastor, followed by Tony Winkler, senior pastor, bringing the morning message. Kidz Construction for ages 4-11 begins at 10:45. Wednesday Family Night begins at 7 in the Family Life Center. A nursery is available for children as old as 4. Call 601-638-4439 or visit

Ridgeway Baptist Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Children’s church and worship are at 11. Evening service begins at 6. The Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor, will deliver messages of the day. Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall. Bible study/prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Services for the Second Sunday after Pentecost at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Morning Prayer, Rite I. Choir practice under the direction of Joan Leese, organist and choirmaster is at 9:45. Morning Prayer, Rite II will be read at 11 with the Rev. Deacon Josie Williams preaching at both services. Coffee and fellowship will follow the service. Child care is provided at the 11 a.m. service. Each Wednesday at 7 a.m. is a study of the book, “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, A Christian Pathway.” Holy Eucharist and Healing service are at 6

Shiloh Baptist

Trinity Temple Baptist

Services at St. James M.B. Church No. 1, 400 Adams St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led 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 class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Willie J. White is pastor.

Services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 920 Meadow St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Jones is superintendent. Communion service begins at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Covenant begins at 10:45 a.m. each second Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study is 6-7 p.m. Dr. Willie Jones, pastor, is the instructor. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Tuesday after the second Sunday.

Services at Trinity Temple Baptist Church, 3802 Patricia St., begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by Sunday school at 8. Worship is at 9. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible class at 6:30. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

St. Mark Free Will

Shiloh Primitive

Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton III is superintendent. Second Sunday services are discontinued until further notice. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with Willie Williams, deacon and instructor. The Lord’s Supper is observed each fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Selmon West, pastor, delivering the message. Rosman Daniels is the musician.

Services for Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Warriors Trail, begin at 10:30 a.m. with singing, prayers and a sermon. Dinner is served each first and third Sunday. Elder Charles Holden is pastor.

p.m. Wednesday. The phone number is 601-636-6687.

St. James M.B. No. 1

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

St. Mary’s Episcopal St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe the Second Sunday after Pentecost at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Denny Allman will bring the message and serve at the Eucharist, using Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer. Snacks and fellowship are available in the parish hall following the service. Wednesday’s Bible study begins at 5:30 p.m. Supper will be served.

St. Paul Catholic Sunday at St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Rosary Saturday is at 5 p.m. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight. Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass is at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. Sacrament of Reconciliation is Saturday at 5 p.m. First Friday Mass and Anointing of the Sick is at 7 a.m., followed by the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 7 p.m.

Spring Hill M.B. Services at Spring Hill M.B. Church, Grand Gulf Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school each first and third Sunday, all other Sundays it begins at 9:30. Communion services begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the first and third Sunday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.

Standfield New Life Services at Standfield New Life Christian Church, 1404 Lane St., begin at 10 a.m. with worship. Maximized Manhood begins at 5 p.m. each first and third Sunday. New membership orientation begins at 2 p.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Angel Food orders are taken monthly; call 601-638-5380.

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 a.m. each first Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday with music by United Voices of Worship. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. 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.

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with pre-service prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with the sanctuary choir presenting praise and worship under the direction of Landy Maughon. Mike Fields, pastor, will bring the message. The service at 10:30 will be streaming live on Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and at 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services are as follows: Elevate Your Life classes, GENERATE student ministries and Kingdom Kids church. All begin at 6:30 p.m. Choir practice begins at 7:35. Men’s fraternity meets from 8 until 9:30 a.m. each first Saturday. A nursery is provided for ages 3 and younger.

Warrenton Independent

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 Bob Conrad, pastor. Praise and testimony service begins at 5 p.m., followed by birthday and wedding anniversary fellowship hosted by the youth group. On Wednesday, prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Brotherhood and womens’ auxiliary meetings. A nursery is provided. Bob Conrad, pastor, will deliver the message.

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. A nursery is available for ages 3 and younger. Children’s church is available for 4 years through second grade. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV-FM 101.3 or Evening worship and youth Bible study begin at 6. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Evening service and Underground connections for the youth begin at 6. Sanctuary choir practice begins at 7:10. Call 601-636-5320.

Worship Christian Center

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, delivering the message. Junior church is during worship and is led by Scott Audirsch, associate youth pastor. Evening worship is at 6 with Curtis delivering the message. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. with Curtis. Prayer time will follow. Visit or e-mail wibc@

Services at Worship Christian Center, 3735 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Worship begins at 5:30 p.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Fifth Sunday worship begins at 8. On Wednesday, Money Matters class begins at 6 p.m. Bible study begins at 6:30. On Saturday, Praise Team practice begins at 8 a.m. G2R and 4-H activities begin at 10. Malcolm Goodman is pastor.

Wayside Baptist

Zion Travelers M.B.

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. Evening worship is at 6. On Wednesday, prayer meeting/Bible study is at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings.

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

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 11 with Dr. Kevin Hartley, preaching, assisted by Elder Gordon Sluis. Evening worship is canceled. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is the organist. Meals on Wheels meets at 10:30 a.m. Monday. On Wednesday, missions report begins at 6:30 p.m.

Bell Continued from Page B1. before it moves some of its charitable operations there. But it was all about the past as Brown, Garvie and her family, Ketchel and Sister Robert Anne stood inside the

church to listen to the bell ring in the attic for the first time in decades. “It’s exactly the same way it sounded,” Martha said. After hearing the bell ring

10 times, the group moved outside and saw it for the first time in decades after employees for Garvie GLC Contracting used a crane to remove the bell through a hole in the

church’s roof. Martha Garvie held her hands in front of her mouth. Brown smiled frequently. “We know now it will have another home,” Brown said.

“And when we hear it in the new home, we’ll still have the same memories because it will still be the same bell.” The bell was loaded onto a trailer. After everyone had an

opportunity to see it up close and touch it, it was taken to St. Mary, where it could be placed in a new bell tower soon.

nesses such as caterers, but they are not part of the negotiations. Mechmann is concerned that the current bill does not go far enough to protect a hall from being considered a public accommodation if the group that operates it rents it out for weddings and events. He said a Methodist group in New Jersey saw its state property tax exemption revoked after it would not let a lesbian couple use its beachside pavilion for their civil union ceremony. Vermont’s law has an exemption that says churches

are not bound to rent their halls or open their facilities for same-sex weddings if the church has religious objections to same-sex marriage. There are also fears that Catholic groups — huge providers of social services in many communities — could lose their government contracts if they are found to have discriminated against gay couples. Bill Banuchi, who provides Christian marriage and family counseling and seminars through his Marriage and Family Savers Institute in Newburgh, N.Y., said he

wouldn’t be protected by any religious exemptions because his business is considered a tax-exempt, not-for-profit educational charity, not a religious institution. “We have certain principles and ethical guidelines we’d have to compromise,” Banuchi said Wednesday. “We would be in violation of the law and open to being sued for discrimination, and we could lose our tax-exempt status if we refused to counsel couples according to their value system. Our value system is that the only authentic marriage

is between a male and a female.” But bill proponents say adequate protections already exist in New York. “What’s going on here is an effort to make a mountain out of a mole hill,” said Susan Sommer, director of constitutional litigation for Lambda Legal, a New York-based gay rights organization. “There has been a notable absence of conflict anywhere in the country pitting marriage rights or civil union rights against religious objections.” Sommer said New York law bars florists, caterers or other

service providers from refusing to serve customers based on their sexual orientation. She added that the Knights of Columbus and other private “benevolent organizations” already can legally choose to keep their doors closed to gay couples, rights reiterated in the bill working its way through the Legislature. “The Knights of Columbus does not have to rent its catering hall to anybody it doesn’t want to,” Sommer said.

Gay Continued from Page B1. in a New York gay marriage law, Catholic and other faithbased adoption agencies here could face the same quandary as their counterparts in some other states, Mechmann said. Negotiators in Albany also were seeking to protect religious groups from discrimination charges if they refuse to provide their facilities or services. Some opponents of the bill were worried about its effect on groups like the Knights of Columbus or on marriage counselors. One lawmaker sought protection for individuals and busi-


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Edwards plays down talk of impending move By The Associated Press

Roddick bounced Andy Roddick’s run at Wimbledon met a premature conclusion. Story/C3

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Vicksburg Volts pitcher tossed two innings of relief and earned the save in an 8-5 victory over the Jackson White Sox Red Team at the Class AA USSSA state tournament in Tupelo on Friday. Story/C2

SONOMA, Calif. — NASCAR’s top series shifted to the road course at Infineon Raceway this weekend, where the focus should have been on the winding track and the ringers who arrived looking for a rare victory. Instead, side stories again dominated discussions. Carl Edwards remained silent Friday on his free agency status, dodging and weaving every question about his contract talks. The industry is waiting to see how things shake out for the Sprint Cup Series points leader because he’s considered the first domino in what

On TV 2 p.m. TNT Toyota/Save Mart 350 could become a frenzied signing period. There also could be two fewer seats to fill after the announcement this week that Red Bull will leave NASCAR at the end of the season, news that weighed heavily throughout the garage. And to think, this annual trip to picturesque Sonoma is supposed to be a reprieve from the weekly NASCAR grind! Edwards found himself in

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Driver Carl Edwards talks with team owner Jack Roush before the Nationwide Series Alliance Truck Parts 250. Edwards will be a free agent next year as his contract is up after this season. the center of the spotlight on one of his biggest weekends of the year. He was scheduled to travel back and forth

from California to Wisconsin to race in Sunday’s main event at Sonoma and the Nationwide Series race at

Title series is all-SEC affair South Carolina outlasts Virginia

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Sidelines With training camps set to open in another month, NFL owners and players will resume negotiations next week, hoping to build on recent talks, two people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday. While each side has acknowledged progress in the four-month-old lockout, a new collective bargaining agreement isn’t imminent. One of the two people who spoke on condition of anonymity said conference calls are being set up to discuss various issues, but not the major one of splitting revenues. The two people declined to be identified because the meetings were confidential. The sides completed two days of talks at a beachfront resort in Hull, Mass., on Thursday. On hand were NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, owners John Mara of the New York Giants, Jerry Richardson of the Carolina Panthers, Clark Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs, Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots and Dean Spanos of the San Diego Chargers. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith also was present along with several players, including Jeff Saturday of the Indianapolis Colts, Tony Richardson of the New York Jets and Domonique Foxworth of the Baltimore Ravens.

Road America on Saturday. But after struggling Friday

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Florida’s Cody Dent (20) scores on a wild pitch as Vanderbilt pitcher Mark Lamm covers the plate in the eighth inning Friday. Florida advanced to the CWS title series against South Carolina after beating Vanderbilt, 6-4.

Errors prove costly as Florida clips Vanderbilt By The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — Florida is in the College World Series finals, which is right where most people in college baseball figured they would be all along. The second-seeded Gators advanced with a 6-4 victory over Vanderbilt on Friday. Preston Tucker drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to offset a shaky bullpen that squandered a three-run lead. Florida (53-17) will play South Carolina or Virginia in the best-of-three finals starting Monday. For the Gators, it’s the place to be to finish a year in which they were the preseason No. 1-ranked team, won the Southeastern Conference tournament and lost backto-back games on only two occasions. “You have to feel fortunate,” Gators coach Kevin O’Sullivan said. “You’ve got to have some breaks along the way. This is a long grind. This team, from day one, its goal was to set out to play for the national championship. That doesn’t always come in the end, doesn’t always work out that way.

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Florida left fielder Tyler Thompson catches a fly ball. But they’ve been focused, and we’re looking forward to it.” Alex Panteliodis limited Vanderbilt (54-12) to three hits in six innings before a parade of five relievers blew

his 4-1 lead. “That thing could have spiraled out of control,” O’Sullivan said. Daniel Pigott singled and Cody Dent and Nolan Fontana reached on back-to-

back bunts to load the bases in the eighth before Tucker drove a ball into deep left field. The Gators added another run when Mark Lamm’s breaking ball in the dirt bounced away from Curt Casali, allowing Dent to come home. Austin Maddox (3-0) pitched the last 1 2-3 innings for the win, which was Florida’s fifth in six meetings this season against its SEC Eastern Division rival. “We’re happy we’re in the finals,” Tucker said, “but we’re going to be just as disappointed as if we went 0-2 if we lose the series. So we’ll stay focused, bear down at practice and do the same thing we did today — executing some bunting, maybe some hit-and-runs.” Oakland Athletics firstround draft pick Sonny Gray (12-4) took the loss for Vanderbilt, which was playing in the College World Series for the first time. “We put together a great season. Nothing to be ashamed of,” Gray said. “We battled throughout the year and, unfortunately, we came up short two games here to See CWS, Page C3.

OMAHA, Neb. — Adam Matthews scored in the bottom of the 13th inning after Virginia reliever Cody Winiarski botched two throws after fielding bunts, sending defending national champion South Carolina back to the College World Series finals with a 3-2 victory Friday night. South Carolina closer Matt Price worked out of basesloaded situations in the 10th, 12th and 13th innings. The Gamecocks (53-14) will play Florida (53-17) in an allSoutheastern Conference best-of-three final beginning Monday. Virginia (56-12) was the No. 1 national seed. Brady Thomas singled leading off the 13th against Winiarski. Matthews came in to run and advanced when Winiarski pivoted and threw wildly trying to get him at second on Peter Mooney’s bunt. Robert Beary followed with another bunt. Winiarski tried to get Matthews at third, but the low throw away from the third baseman, allowing the winning run to score. Winiarski (6-4) relieved Virginia closer Branden Kline starting the bottom of the 13th. Kline threw 107 pitches in five innings of three-hit relief. The Gamecocks recorded their sixth walkoff victory of the season, and second of the College World Series, after Kline and Price engaged in a long battle of closers. Price (7-3) allowed seven hits, walking five and striking out five. Before Friday, Price’s longest outing of the season was three innings. Price walked David Coleman to start the top of the 13th. Colin Harrington reached on an infield single, and the bases were loaded with no outs when nobody covered first base as Christian Walker fielded Keith Werman’s bunt. Price struck out Chris Taylor and then caught a huge break when John Barr lined out to second.


Saturday, June 25, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATHLETICS 4 p.m. NBC - U.S. Outdoor Championships AUTO RACING 7 a.m. Speed - Formula One, qualifying for European Grand Prix 11 a.m. Speed - Rolex Sports Car Series 1:30 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Toyota/Save Mart 350 (tape) 2:30 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Toyota/Save Mart 350 (tape) 4:30 p.m. ESPN - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Bucyrus 200 5:30 p.m. Versus - IRL, Indy Lights, Sukup 100 7 p.m. Versus - IRL, IndyCar, Iowa Corn Indy 250 9 p.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, qualifying for Summit Racing Equipment Nationals (tape) BOXING 9 p.m. FSN - Welterweights, Mike Jones (24-0-0) vs. Raul Munoz (2113-1) GOLF 7:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, BMW International Open 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, Travelers Championship 3 p.m. TGC - Wegmans LPGA Championship, third round, at Pittsford, N.Y. 6:30 p.m. TGC - Champions Tour, Dick’s Sporting Goods Open (tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. Fox - Regional coverage, N.Y. Mets at Texas, Washington at Chicago White Sox, L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, or Cleveland at San Francisco 6 p.m. MLB - Regional coverage, Minnesota at Milwaukee or Oakland at Philadelphia 6 p.m. WGN - Chicago Cubs at Kansas City TENNIS 6 a.m. ESPN2 - The Championships, third round, at Wimbledon, England Noon NBC - The Championships, third round, at Wimbledon, England (live and tape)


from staff & AP reports

Youth baseball Volts get seven-run rally to clip Sox The Vicksburg Volts won their second-round game, 8-5, over the Jackson White Sox Red team in the Class AA United States Specialty Sports Association state baseball tournament in Tupelo on Friday. Josh Brown got the win in three innings of work and was helped out by his offense, which erased a 3-0 deficit with a seven-run rally in the bottom of the third. Booth Buys came in and pitched the final two innings in relief to earn the save. He had three strikeouts.

Minor League Baseball M-Braves fall to BayBears The Mobile BayBears struck for three runs off reliever Benino Pruneda in the ninth inning to earn a 7-5 win over the Mississippi Braves at Trustmark Park on Friday night. Pruneda was tagged for a blown save and the loss. Game three in the series starts tonight at 6:05 p.m. at Trustmark Park. Ernesto Mejia had a two-run single for the M-Braves that keyed a three-run first inning. Mathew Kennelly drove in two with a single in the fourth.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 25 1948 — Joe Louis knocks out Jersey Joe Walcott in the 11th round in New York to defend his world heavyweight title. Louis announces his retirement after the fight. 1969 — Pancho Gonzalez, 41, wins the longest tennis match in Wimbledon history by beating Charles Pasarell in a 112-game match, 22-24, 1-6, 16-14, 6-3, 11-9. The match is played over two days and lasts 5 hours, 12 minutes. 1999 — San Antonio wins its first NBA championship, defeating the New York Knicks 78-77 in Game 5 of the finals. 2008 — Fresno State captures its first national championship in a men’s sport with a 6-1 victory over Georgia in the decisive Game 3 of the College World Series finals.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard College Baseball College World Series Double elimination (x-if necessary) At Omaha, Neb. Saturday Vanderbilt 7, North Carolina 3 Florida 8, Texas 4 Sunday Virginia 4, California 1 South Carolina 5, Texas A&M 4 Monday North Carolina 3, Texas 0, Texas eliminated Game 6 - Vanderbilt vs. Florida, suspended Tuesday Florida 3, Vanderbilt 1, comp. of susp. game California 7, Texas A&M 3, A&M eliminated South Carolina 7, Virginia 1 Wednesday Vanderbilt 5, North Carolina 1, North Carolina eliminated Thursday Virginia 8, California 1, California eliminated Friday Florida 6, Vanderbilt 4, Vanderbilt eliminated South Carolina 3, Virginia 2, Virginia eliminated Championship series (Best-of-three) June 27 Game 1 - South Carolina vs. Florida, 7 p.m. June 28 Game 2 - South Carolina vs. Florida, 7 p.m. June 29 x-Game 3 - South Carolina vs. Florida, 7 p.m.

MLB American League East Division L 31 31 34 39 39

Central Division

W Cleveland.......................40 Detroit............................40 Chicago.........................37 Minnesota......................32 Kansas City...................31

L 33 36 39 42 45

West Division

W Texas.............................41 Seattle...........................37 Los Angeles..................37 Oakland.........................34

L 36 38 39 43

Pct .587 .581 .553 .487 .466

GB — 1/2 2 1/2 7 1/2 9

Pct GB .548 — .526 1 1/2 .487 4 1/2 .432 8 1/2 .408 10 1/2 Pct .532 .493 .487 .442

GB — 3 3 1/2 7

Friday’s Games Arizona 7, Detroit 6 Pittsburgh 3, Boston 1 Baltimore 5, Cincinnati 4, 12 innings Colorado 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Philadelphia 1, Oakland 0 Texas 8, N.Y. Mets 1 Tampa Bay 5, Houston 1 Chicago Cubs 6, Kansas City 4 Milwaukee 4, Minnesota 3 Washington at Chicago White Sox, (n) Toronto 5, St. Louis 4 L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Seattle at Florida, (n) Cleveland at San Francisco, (n) Today’s Games Colorado (Cook 0-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 9-4), 12:05 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 5-5) at San Francisco (Cain 6-4), 3:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Chatwood 4-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 5-8), 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 6-6) at Texas (Ogando 7-2), 3:10 p.m. Washington (Gorzelanny 2-5) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 3-8), 3:10 p.m. Arizona (Collmenter 4-3) at Detroit (Verlander 9-3), 6:05 p.m. Boston (Wakefield 4-2) at Pittsburgh (Karstens 4-4), 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 6-6) at Baltimore (Matusz 1-2), 6:05 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 7-5) at Philadelphia (Hamels 9-3), 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (W.Davis 6-5) at Houston (Norris 4-5), 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 6-4) at Kansas City (Duffy 1-2), 6:10 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 4-6) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 8-4), 6:10 p.m. Toronto (C.Villanueva 4-1) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 6-2), 6:15 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 5-4) at Florida (Volstad 2-7), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Arizona at Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Boston at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 12:35 p.m. Oakland at Philadelphia, 12:35 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Houston, 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Kansas City, 1:10 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. Washington at Chicago White Sox, 1:10 p.m. Toronto at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Texas, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 3:10 p.m. Cleveland at San Francisco, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Florida, 9:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Toronto at Detroit, 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 9:05 p.m. Washington at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Atlanta at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................48 Atlanta...........................43

L 29 33

Pct .623 .566

37 39 42

Central Division

W Milwaukee......................42 St. Louis........................41 Pittsburgh......................38 Cincinnati.......................39 Chicago.........................31 Houston.........................28

L 35 36 37 38 44 49

West Division

W Arizona..........................43 San Francisco...............41 Colorado........................38 Los Angeles..................34 San Diego.....................32

L 34 34 37 42 44

.507 9 .487 10 1/2 .440 14 Pct .545 .532 .507 .506 .413 .364

GB — 1 3 3 10 14

Pct GB .558 — .547 1 .507 4 .447 8 1/2 .421 10 1/2

Friday’s Games Atlanta at San Diego, (n) Today’s Games Atlanta (Jurrjens 9-3) at San Diego (Moseley 2-6), 7:35 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta at San Diego, 3:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m. Cincinnati at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 9:05 p.m. Washington at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Atlanta at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.



VANDERBILT FLORIDA ab r h bi ab r h bi Kemp lf 4 0 1 1 Fontana ss 3 0 2 2 Gomez ss 5 0 0 0 Smith cf 5 0 1 0 Westlake 1b 5 1 2 1 Tucker 1b 5 0 1 2 Casali c 5 1 2 0 Zunino c 5 0 1 0 Yastrzemski rf4 1 2 0 Johnson dh 4 0 1 0 Esposito 3b 4 0 1 0 Adams 2b 3 1 2 0 Gregor dh 3 1 1 1 Thompson lf 4 1 1 0 Harrell cf 3 0 1 1 Pigott rf 4 2 2 0 Reynolds 2b 1 0 0 0 Dent 3b 2 2 2 0 Johns ph-2b 1 0 0 0 Totals 35 4 10 4 Totals 35 6 13 4 Vanderbilt.................................100 000 210 — 4 Florida.......................................001 201 02x — 6 E—Gray (2). DP—Vanderbilt 1. LOB—Vanderbilt 9, Florida 11. 2B—Westlake (18), Pigott (21). 3B—Cent (1). HR—Westlake (18). CS—Kemp (5), Smith (5). S—Reynolds (14), Fontana (9). IP H R ER BB SO Vanderbilt Gray L,12-4 7 12 6 6 5 8 Clinard 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Williams 0 1 0 0 0 0 Lamm 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Ziomek 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Florida Panteliodis 6 3 1 1 0 3 Toledo 2-3 3 2 2 0 0 Maronde 0 0 0 0 2 0 Larson 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Rodriguez 1-3 2 1 1 0 1 Maddox W,3-0 1 2-3 2 0 0 0 0 Gray pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. Williams pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Maronde pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. HBP—by Panteliodis (Harrell); by Maddox (Gregor). WP—Lamm (3). T—3:13. A—20,087.

W Boston...........................44 New York.......................43 Tampa Bay....................42 Toronto..........................37 Baltimore.......................34

Washington....................38 New York.......................37 Florida............................33

GB — 4 1/2

Tampa Bay Houston ab r h bi ab r h bi SRdrgz 2b 4 2 3 0 Bourn cf 3 0 1 0 Zobrist rf 3 1 1 1 Kppngr 2b 4 0 0 0 Longori 3b 4 1 2 3 Pence rf 4 0 0 0 BUpton cf 3 1 1 1 Ca.Lee lf 4 0 0 0 Shppch c 4 0 0 0 Wallac 1b 3 1 1 0 Ruggin lf 4 0 0 0 CJhnsn 3b 2 0 1 1 Ktchm 1b 4 0 1 0 Barmes ss 3 0 0 0 EJhnsn ss 4 0 0 0 Towles c 0 0 0 0 Shields p 4 0 0 0 Corprn c 3 0 0 0 WRdrg p 1 0 0 0 AngSnc ph 1 0 0 0 FRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 Michals ph 1 0 0 0 AnRdrg p 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 5 8 5 Totals 29 1 3 1 Tampa Bay...............................004 010 000 — 5 Houston....................................000 000 100 — 1 DP—Tampa Bay 1, Houston 1. LOB—Tampa Bay 4, Houston 3. 2B—Kotchman (12), C.Johnson (17). HR—Longoria (7), B.Upton (9). SB—S.Rodriguez (5), B.Upton (20). IP H R ER BB SO Tampa Bay Shields W,8-4 9 3 1 1 1 9 Houston W.Rodriguez L,5-4 6 6 5 5 2 5 Fe.Rodriguez 2 1 0 0 0 2 An.Rodriguez 1 1 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Shields (C.Johnson). WP—W.Rodriguez. Umpires—Home, Brian Gorman; First, Jim Wolf; Second, Tony Randazzo; Third, Larry Vanover. T—2:33. A—26,682 (40,963).


Boston Pittsburgh ab r h bi ab r h bi Ellsury cf 4 1 0 0 Tabata lf 4 0 2 1 Pedroia 2b 4 0 1 0 dArnad 3b 3 0 1 0 AdGnzl 1b 4 0 2 0 AMcCt cf 3 0 0 0 Youkils 3b 2 0 0 1 Walker 2b 4 1 1 0 DMcDn lf 4 0 1 0 Diaz rf 3 0 1 0 Camrn rf 3 0 0 0 Paul rf 1 0 0 0 J.Drew ph-rf 1 0 1 0 Overay 1b 4 0 2 1 Varitek c 3 0 2 0 Cedeno ss 4 1 1 0 Scutaro ss 4 0 1 0 McKnr c 3 1 1 0 Lester p 2 0 0 0 Mahlm p 1 0 0 0 Reddck ph 1 0 1 0 Resop p 0 0 0 0 Albers p 0 0 0 0 BrWod ph 1 0 0 0 Hottovy p 0 0 0 0 Watson p 0 0 0 0 Ortiz ph 1 0 0 0 DMcCt p 0 0 0 0 Wheelr p 0 0 0 0 Veras p 0 0 0 0 Hanrhn p 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 1 9 1 Totals 31 3 9 2 Boston......................................100 000 000 — 1 Pittsburgh.................................002 001 00x — 3 E—Youkilis (5). DP—Boston 2, Pittsburgh 1. LOB—Boston 11, Pittsburgh 7. 2B—McKenry (2). 3B—d’Arnaud (1). S—Varitek, d’Arnaud. IP H R ER BB SO Boston Lester L,9-4 6 8 3 2 1 5 Albers 2-3 1 0 0 0 0 Hottovy 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Wheeler 1 0 0 0 0 2 Pittsburgh Maholm W,4-8 5 1-3 6 1 1 3 2 Resop H,9 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 Watson H,5 2-3 1 0 0 1 0 D.McCutchen H,3 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Veras H,15 1 2 0 0 0 1 Hanrahan S,21-21 1 0 0 0 0 0 HBP—by Lester (A.McCutchen), by Maholm (Ad. Gonzalez). Umpires—Home, Todd Tichenor; First, Gerry Davis; Second, Greg Gibson; Third, Sam Holbrook. T—3:10. A—39,330 (38,362).


BATTING—AdGonzalez, Boston, .360; VMartinez, Detroit, .332; Konerko, Chicago, .327; Bautista, Toronto, .325; MiCabrera, Detroit, .323; MiYoung, Texas, .314; Ortiz, Boston, .312. RUNS—Granderson, New York, 66; Bautista, Toronto, 56; MiCabrera, Detroit, 55; AdGonzalez, Boston, 55; Ellsbury, Boston, 54; Boesch, Detroit, 51; ACabrera, Cleveland, 49; Kinsler, Texas, 49. RBI—AdGonzalez, Boston, 69; Konerko, Chicago, 59; Teixeira, New York, 55; Granderson, New York, 54; Youkilis, Boston, 54; Beltre, Texas, 53; MiCabrera, Detroit, 50. HITS—AdGonzalez, Boston, 111; MiYoung, Texas, 93; Ellsbury, Boston, 92; ACabrera, Cleveland, 89; Konerko, Chicago, 89; MeCabrera, Kansas City, 86; ISuzuki, Seattle, 86. DOUBLES—AdGonzalez, Boston, 25; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 24; Ellsbury, Boston, 22; AGordon, Kansas City, 22; Quentin, Chicago, 21; Youkilis, Boston, 21; MiYoung, Texas, 21. TRIPLES—Bourjos, Los Angeles, 6; Granderson, New York, 6; AJackson, Detroit, 6; Crisp, Oakland, 5; RDavis, Toronto, 5; Aybar, Los Angeles, 4; CCrawford, Boston, 4; Gardner, New York, 4; AGordon, Kansas City, 4; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 4. HOME RUNS—Bautista, Toronto, 22; Granderson, New York, 21; Konerko, Chicago, 21; Teixeira, New York, 21; NCruz, Texas, 17; Ortiz, Boston, 17; Quentin, Chicago, 17. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 24; Crisp, Oakland, 22; Andrus, Texas, 21; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 20; ISuzuki, Seattle, 19; RDavis, Toronto, 18; Fuld, Tampa Bay, 16. PITCHING—Verlander, Detroit, 9-3; Scherzer, Detroit, 9-3; Tomlin, Cleveland, 9-4; Lester, Bos-

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ton, 9-4; Weaver, Los Angeles, 9-4; Arrieta, Baltimore, 9-4; Sabathia, New York, 9-4. STRIKEOUTS—Shields, Tampa Bay, 117; Verlander, Detroit, 110; FHernandez, Seattle, 108; Price, Tampa Bay, 104; Weaver, Los Angeles, 102; Lester, Boston, 100; CWilson, Texas, 97. SAVES—League, Seattle, 20; MaRivera, New York, 19; CPerez, Cleveland, 18; Walden, Los Angeles, 17; Valverde, Detroit, 17; Farnsworth, Tampa Bay, 15; Feliz, Texas, 14; SSantos, Chicago, 14.


BATTING—JosReyes, New York, .338; Kemp, Los Angeles, .328; SCastro, Chicago, .322; Votto, Cincinnati, .318; Pence, Houston, .316; Ethier, Los Angeles, .313; SSmith, Colorado, .312. RUNS—JosReyes, New York, 56; Braun, Milwaukee, 54; RWeeks, Milwaukee, 54; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 53; Pujols, St. Louis, 52; Votto, Cincinnati, 50; CYoung, Arizona, 50. RBI—Fielder, Milwaukee, 65; Howard, Philadelphia, 62; Kemp, Los Angeles, 58; Braun, Milwaukee, 55; Berkman, St. Louis, 54; Pence, Houston, 51; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 50; Walker, Pittsburgh, 50. HITS—JosReyes, New York, 107; SCastro, Chicago, 99; Pence, Houston, 93; RWeeks, Milwaukee, 90; Kemp, Los Angeles, 89; JUpton, Arizona, 88; Braun, Milwaukee, 87; Votto, Cincinnati, 87. DOUBLES—Beltran, New York, 21; SCastro, Chicago, 21; Headley, San Diego, 21; JUpton, Arizona, 21; Coghlan, Florida, 20; Montero, Arizona, 20; Pence, Houston, 20; JosReyes, New York, 20; SSmith, Colorado, 20; CYoung, Arizona, 20. TRIPLES—JosReyes, New York, 13; Victorino, Philadelphia, 8; Rasmus, St. Louis, 6; Bourn, Houston, 5; SCastro, Chicago, 5; Fowler, Colorado, 5; Bonifacio, Florida, 4; SDrew, Arizona, 4; Espinosa, Washington, 4; SSmith, Colorado, 4. HOME RUNS—Fielder, Milwaukee, 20; Kemp, Los Angeles, 20; Berkman, St. Louis, 18; Bruce, Cincinnati, 17; Pujols, St. Louis, 17; Howard, Philadelphia, 16; Stanton, Florida, 16. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 32; JosReyes, New York, 26; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 22; Kemp, Los Angeles, 21; Desmond, Washington, 20; Bourgeois, Houston, 17; Braun, Milwaukee, 16. PITCHING—Hamels, Philadelphia, 9-3; Halladay, Philadelphia, 9-3; Jurrjens, Atlanta, 9-3; DHudson, Arizona, 9-5; Correia, Pittsburgh, 9-6; IKennedy, Arizona, 8-2; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 8-4; Chacin, Colorado, 8-4; Hanson, Atlanta, 8-4; ClLee, Philadelphia, 8-5. STRIKEOUTS—Halladay, Philadelphia, 119; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 117; ClLee, Philadelphia, 114; Lincecum, San Francisco, 113; Hamels, Philadelphia, 103; AniSanchez, Florida, 101; Norris, Houston, 95. SAVES—Street, Colorado, 23; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 21; Putz, Arizona, 21; BrWilson, San Francisco, 21; FrRodriguez, New York, 20; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 20; Axford, Milwaukee, 20; LNunez, Florida, 20.

Minor League Baseball Southern League North Division

W Carolina (Reds).............1 Chattanooga (Dodgers).1 Huntsville (Brewers)......1 Jackson (Mariners)........1 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......0

L 1 1 1 1 1

Pct. .500 .500 .500 .500 .000

GB — — — — 1/2

W L Pct. x-Birmingham (White Sox) 1 0 1.000.............................— Jacksonville (Marlins)....1 1 .500 Mississippi (Braves)...1 1 .500 Mobile (Diamondbacks).1 1 .500 Montgomery (Rays).......1 1 .500 x-clinched first half ——— Friday’s Games Huntsville 6, Carolina 5 Chattanooga 10, Jacksonville 2 Mobile 7, Mississippi 5 Jackson 8, Montgomery 2 Tennessee at Birmingham, 8:05 p.m. Today’s Games Huntsville at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Mobile at Mississippi, 6:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Tennessee at Birmingham, 6:30 p.m. Jackson at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Huntsville at Carolina, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Chattanooga, 1:15 p.m. Tennessee at Birmingham, 2 p.m. Mobile at Mississippi, 5:05 p.m. Jackson at Montgomery, 6:05 p.m.


South Division

1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2

NASCAR Sprint Cup-Toyota/Save Mart 350 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Infineon Raceway Sonoma, Calif. Lap length: 1.99 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 93.256 mph. 2. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 93.223. 3. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 93.176. 4. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 93.081. 5. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 93.062. 6. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 92.936. 7. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 92.935. 8. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 92.918. 9. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 92.83. 10. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 92.72. 11. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 92.616. 12. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 92.561. 13. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 92.553. 14. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 92.545. 15. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 92.447. 16. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 92.439. 17. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 92.411. 18. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 92.372. 19. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 92.348. 20. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 92.184. 21. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 92.157. 22. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 92.096. 23. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 92.076. 24. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 92.022. 25. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 91.986. 26. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 91.818. 27. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 91.764. 28. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 91.751. 29. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 91.689. 30. (51) Boris Said, Chevrolet, 91.603. 31. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 91.406. 32. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 91.388. 33. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 91.315. 34. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 91.255. 35. (77) P.J. Jones, Dodge, 91.223. 36. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 91.214. 37. (60) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 90.781. 38. (66) David Mayhew, Toyota, 90.561. 39. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, 90.504. 40. (81) Brian Simo, Ford, 90.346.

41. (71) Andy Lally, Ford, 90.303. 42. (37) Chris Cook, Ford, 90.285. 43. (46) Andy Pilgrim, Chevrolet, 89.885. Failed to Qualify 44. (38) Tony Ave, Ford, 79.851.

GOLF Travelers Championship Scores Friday

At TPC River Highlands Cromwell, Conn. Purse: $6 million Yardage: 6,841; Par: 70 Partial Second Round a-amateur a-Patrick Cantlay..................67-60 — Webb Simpson.....................66-65 — Vaughn Taylor......................65-66 — D.J. Trahan..........................69-62 — Alexandre Rocha..................65-66 — Blake Adams........................66-66 — Brendan Steele....................68-64 — Brian Davis...........................65-67 — David Mathis........................67-65 — Michael Thompson...............67-65 — Tag Ridings..........................65-68 — James Driscoll......................69-64 — Heath Slocum.......................70-63 — Brandt Snedeker..................70-63 — Ricky Barnes........................68-65 — David Hearn.........................66-67 — Charley Hoffman..................67-67 — Brandt Jobe..........................65-69 — Spencer Levin......................67-68 — J.J. Henry.............................68-67 — Jerry Kelly............................69-66 — Martin Laird..........................68-67 — David Toms..........................69-66 — Bubba Watson......................66-69 — J.B. Holmes..........................68-67 — Joe Durant............................67-68 — Paul Stankowski...................67-68 — Chris Stroud.........................66-69 — Tommy Gainey.....................66-69 — D.J. Brigman........................68-67 — Michael Putnam...................65-70 — Colt Knost.............................67-68 — Aron Price............................69-66 — Morgan Hoffmann................68-67 — Bud Cauley...........................68-67 — Kevin Streelman...................66-70 — Dean Wilson.........................68-68 — Scott Verplank......................67-69 — Jhonattan Vegas..................69-67 — Keegan Bradley....................71-65 — Ian Poulter............................68-68 — Carl Pettersson....................68-68 — John Daly.............................69-67 — Zack Miller............................70-66 — Charlie Wi.............................67-70 — Arjun Atwal...........................68-69 — Geoff Ogilvy.........................68-69 — Craig Bowden.......................72-65 — Kevin Stadler........................68-69 — Jim Renner...........................63-74 — Kent Jones...........................69-69 — Troy Merritt...........................69-69 — Brendon de Jonge...............69-69 — Anthony Kim.........................69-69 — Cameron Tringale................71-67 — Sunghoon Kang...................74-64 — Kyle Stanley.........................72-66 — Justin Leonard......................70-69 — Woody Austin.......................72-67 — Chris Baryla..........................69-70 — Michael Connell....................70-70 — Alex Prugh............................69-71 — Garrett Willis.........................66-74 — Josh Teater..........................71-69 — Matt Bettencourt...................71-69 — Chad Campbell....................71-69 — Kevin Tway...........................72-68 — Christopher DeForest...........74-67 — Scott Gutschewski................75-66 — Kevin Na...............................74-68 — Trevor Immelman.................70-72 — Steven Bowditch..................71-71 — Boo Weekley........................71-72 — Will Strickler.........................73-70 — Billy Horschel.......................73-71 — Billy Andrade........................72-73 — Bobby Gates........................72-76 —

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LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-0-2 La. Pick 4: 9-8-4-4 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-0-5 La. Pick 4: 9-5-4-7 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-2-6 La. Pick 4: 9-2-8-7 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-0-7 La. Pick 4: 9-0-2-3 Easy 5: 4-9-16-24-29 La. Lotto: 1-14-17-19-25-37 Powerball: 12-15-19-46-59 Powerball: 12; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-8-0 La. Pick 4: 5-2-6-8 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-9-3 La. Pick 4: 0-0-0-9 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-7-9 La. Pick 4: 3-9-9-1 Easy 5: 6-9-24-26-32 La. Lotto: 12-17-23-24-28-31 Powerball: 12-21-22-38-41 Powerball: 18; Power play: 2

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Roddick bounced by unseeded Lopez WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Head bowed, Andy Roddick trudged off Centre Court, his purple Wimbledon towel dragging along the turf. As the three-time runnerup at the All England Club headed for the exit, he passed some kids clamoring for an autograph from their frontrow perch. Roddick paused and tossed his blue-framed racket underhand. Thanks to his latest earlier-than-anticipated Grand Slam loss, the American won’t be needing it next week. The eighth-seeded Roddick departed quickly Friday, beaten 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2), 6-4 in the third round by unseeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain. Lopez served spectacularly well, hitting 28 aces, and finally got the better of the 2003 U.S. Open champion after losing all seven previous matches they played. Roddick turns 29 in August, and he was asked whether, as the years go by, one particularly depressing thought creeps into his mind: He might never win Wimbledon. “Well, sure. You’re human. I mean, of course it does,” he replied. Then, speaking directly to the reporter, Roddick added: “You know, you may never get your favorite job, either — no offense to your current employer.” Roddick lost to Roger Federer in the 2004, 2005 and 2009 finals — 16-14 in the fifth set of that last one — but only made it as far as the fourth round last year, and second round in 2008. “What do you do? You keep moving forward until you decide to stop,” Roddick said. “At this point, I’ve not decided

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Andy Roddick reaches for a forehand shot during his match against Spain’s Feliciano Lopez at Wimbledon Friday. to stop, so I’ll keep moving forward.” He hasn’t been past the quarterfinals at any of the past seven major tournaments; he withdrew from the French Open in May because of a right shoulder injury, but said he’s healthy at the moment. That, in part, is why Roddick figured he’d make a deep run at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. “He gears a lot of his year for Wimbledon. It’s a tough loss,” said Roddick’s coach, Larry Stefanki. “He’s disappointed. Very disappointed.”

It didn’t help that Lopez was nearly perfect, conjuring up 57 winners and eight unforced errors. “Unbelievable,” Lopez said. “When I came back in the locker room, my coaches told me. I was surprised that I didn’t miss anything, almost.” Because of rain, only two other third-round men’s matches finished Friday: No. 4 Andy Murray moved forward in his bid to give Britain its first male champion at Wimbledon since 1936, beating Ivan Ljubicic 6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4) with the help of a behind-the-back,

between-the-legs trick shot under the Centre Court roof; and No. 17 Richard Gasquet of France beat Simone Bolelli of Italy 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Murray plays Gasquet next. Roddick is the highestseeded man out of the tournament so far. Two of the top three women already are gone: No. 2 Vera Zvonareva, the runner-up at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2010, was eliminated by No. 32 Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-3 Friday, less than 24 hours after No. 3 Li Na, the French Open champion, lost. Pironkova reached the semifinals last year, when she upset five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, and they’ll have a rematch in the fourth round next week. Williams overpowered 76thranked Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain 6-0, 6-2 on Court 1. “I’m in the next round. That’s my main goal, regardless whether I play amazing, whether I play halfway decent. Doesn’t matter,” Williams said. “ Looking ahead to facing Pironkova, Williams said: “Last year, you know, I think I just got unhappy with how I was playing, and I let that affect my game. This year, I won’t let that happen.” Another past Wimbledon winner, Maria Sharapova, struggled at the start against 17-year-old Laura Robson of Britain before righting herself to win their second-round match 7-6 (4), 6-3, her shot-accompanying shrieks as loud as ever. Sharapova trailed 4-1 early, then fell behind 4-2 in the tiebreaker, before taking the set’s last five points.


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Colorado Rockies’ Chris Nelson, right, steals second base as New York Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez takes the late throw during the sixth inning of an interleague baseball game Friday, at Yankee Stadium in New York.

Pena’s homer knocks out Tigers By The Associated Press Wily Mo Pena hit a towering solo home run in the eighth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Detroit Tigers 7-6 on Friday night. Pena, called up from the minor leagues earlier this week for his first big league stint since 2008, hit a twoout homer an estimated 454 feet over the left-field fence off David Purcey (1-1). The ball landed in the final rows of seats under the big scoreboard at Comerica Park. Pena has homered twice since joining the Diamondbacks. They’ve been able to use him as a designated hitter in American League ballparks during interleague play. Esmerling Vasquez (1-1) pitched a scoreless seventh for Arizona. David Hernandez worked the eighth, and J.J. Putz finished for his 21st save. Pena played for Cincinnati, Boston and Washington from 2002-08. He’d been out of the majors since then, but he was hitting .363 with 21 homers

for Reno of the Pacific Coast League when the Diamondbacks brought him up. The move certainly paid off Friday. Arizona trailed 4-0 after three innings but rallied to tie it at 6 before Pena connected. Purcey hadn’t allowed a run in his first eight appearances since Oakland traded him to the Tigers in late May. Neither starting pitcher had his best stuff. Detroit’s Phil Coke went 42⁄3 innings, allowing six runs — five earned — and seven hits.

Pirates 3, Red Sox 1 Jose Tabata and Lyle Overbay each had two hits and an RBI to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a win over the Boston Red Sox. Paul Maholm (4-8) beat an American League team for the first time in nearly two years by surviving 51⁄3 eventful innings. Joel Hanrahan worked a perfect the ninth to pick up his 21st save in as many chances as the Pirates won their third straight to climb back above .500.

Boston starter Jon Lester (9-4) pitched six solid innings but failed to become the AL’s first 10-game winner, giving up three runs, two earned, while striking out five and walking one. Adrian Gonzalez had two hits to bump his major leagueleading average to .360, but the Red Sox left 11 men on base.

Rockies 4, Yankees 2 Jason Giambi hit a long homer against his former team and Ubaldo Jimenez overcame early wildness to pitch seven impressive innings, leading the Colorado Rockies to a victory over New York in a rare trip to the Bronx.

Troy Tulowitzki homered again in New York City and Todd Helton hit an RBI single for Colorado. No. 9 batter Chris Iannetta walked three times and scored a run. The Rockies were swept by the Yankees in a three-game series in 2004, their only other trip to the Bronx. A.J. Burnett (7-6) became the first pitcher in Yankees history to strike out four batters in one inning when he followed up three ineffective innings with the major league record-tying performance in the sixth.

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CWS Continued from Page C1. Florida. They’re a good team, but I don’t think they’re any better than us. I just think they’re able to get the best out of us.” Gray, who struggled despite winning his first CWS outing against North Carolina, was up and down during his 132-pitch outing Friday. He struck out eight but walked five, and had trouble picking up Fontana’s bunt in the deciding eighth inning. “We drove the pitch count up on Sonny,” O’Sullivan said. “That was our goal because we knew we weren’t going to just sit there and bang away on him.” Corey Williams came in to face Tucker, who was hitting .364 in the national tournament. He drilled a 1-0 pitch over left fielder Tony Kemp for his NCAA tournamentleading 19th RBI. “I was looking for a fastball up I could elevate,” Tucker said. “I knew the wind was

blowing in, so I knew it would be tough to get it over his head. All I was worried about is getting the run in from third.” Panteliodis, the New York Mets’ ninth-round draft pick, retired the last eight batters he faced before he turned the game over to the normally reliable Florida bullpen. Tommy Toledo faced five batters, getting pulled after Connor Harrell’s two-out single made it 4-2. Nick Maronde walked the bases full, then walked Kemp to make it a one-run game. Greg Larson came on and got Anthony Gomez to fly out to right to end the inning. Vanderbilt was back at it in the eighth. Steven Rodriguez, who held Vandy hitless in 4 1-3 innings of relief earlier in the week, left after giving up back-to-back singles. Maddox, the closer, came on to face Jason Esposito, who broke an 0-for-15 slump.

NASCAR Continued from Page C1. in his Cup car, the team decided he’d skip the Nationwide race and let Billy Johnson drive for him at Road America. But Edwards was still dogged by rumors of meetings with Joe Gibbs Racing, which could be the only team shy of Red Bull with enough financing to lure Edwards from Roush Fenway Racing. But he didn’t stray from his policy of keeping business dealings private. “We are working hard on it and we do all that stuff behind closed doors,” Edwards said. “I have heard rumors about all different teams for the last two years. The thing I am going to do is keep working on it and working on it privately. I think that is the best way for me.” But he’s the points leader and a legitimate threat to win his first Cup title this year. Although he said he’d be content to wait until the season is over to sign a contract, that’s not realistic. The constant speculation could wear on his No. 99 team, regardless of how hard crew chief Bob Osborne tries to keep the focus on the big prize. “We have to get it done. There is that feeling of ’Hey, we would like to get this done before we get into the Chase,”’ Edwards said. “I am not going to force anything or rush anything. I am going to go about it in a methodical way.” Edwards also has faith that Osborne will not allow distractions to derail the team. “I have worked really hard in my career trying to minimize distractions,” Edwards said. “That is one thing I am very fortunate that with Bob Osborne, that guy is nonemotional about racing. He just goes about his business. I think that no matter how things go or how long we delay this or how long it takes ... we will race fine as a team. “It is a difficult thing though because there are so many personalities that have to come together to get

everything to work. We have to stay focused on our goal to win the championship, no matter what.” That’s the dilemma Kasey Kahne and Kenny Francis find themselves in at Red Bull. Although Kahne already was scheduled to move to Hendrick Motorsports next season, he’s been put in yet another difficult situation. This time last year, he knew he wouldn’t be returning to Richard Petty Motorsports, and had to hope his team wouldn’t quit on him late in the year. Now, he and Francis are trying to hold things together this season. “I think what happens is, even (when) there were rumblings of what ended up happening, a lot of the pit crew and guys working on the cars were like, ’Man, what am I going to do? I have family,”’ Kahne said. “As soon as that gets started, it doesn’t make the team any better. That’s just the way it is. There’s no way it can be good. “You start thinking about your life and things, your family. That makes it difficult.” Francis has already had a difficult stretch — his mother died last week, and except for last weekend at Michigan, he’s been with family in Florida and away from the race shop. Now at the track with worried crew members, he’s hoping his group doesn’t need to be told how important it is to stay focused. “It’s hard because people are worried about what they are going to do next year,” he said. “I feel really bad for everyone. But a lot of my guys have been with me a long time, and they’ve been through situations like this before and they know they’ve still got to do their jobs.” Francis, who is not tied to Kahne’s move to Hendrick, said he “hopes to be” with Kahne at his new team next year. But he’s not worried right now about his future.


Saturday, June 25, 2011

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Going the Distance” — A California-based journalism student, Drew Barrymore, and her New York lover, Justin Long, try valiantly to keep their bicoastal romance alive./7 on HBO n SPORTS MLB — Former Mississippi State baseball standout Mitch Moreland leads the Texas Rangers against the New York Mets./3 on Fox n PRIMETIME “CHAOS” — The agents make a surprising discovery when they travel abroad after a U.S. ally is assassinated./7 on CBS Justin Long

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Eddie Floyd, rhythm-and-blues singer, 74; Carly Simon, singer, 66; Jimmie Walker, actor-comedian, 64; Michael Lembeck, actor-director, 63; Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, 57; Ricky Gervais, actor-writer-director, 50; George Michael, singer, 48; Richie Rich, rapper-producer, 44; Candyman, rapper, 43; Mike Kroeger, rock musician, 39; Busy Philipps, actress, 32. n DEATH John Couric — Father of television journalist Katie Couric has died. He was 90. Couric’s son, John M. Couric Jr., said Thursday night his father died Wednesday at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington of complications from Parkinson’s disease. The elder Couric, a Georgia native, retired in 1985 as a writer with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He started his career as a reporter for the Atlanta Constitution and United Press before going into public relations work in 1957.


Lewis cancels show due to health Jerry Lewis has canceled a show in Australia due to poor health. The Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia said the comedian’s show Friday night in Sydney had been sold out. Foundation CEO David Jack apologized in a statement, saying the 85-year-old was “not well enough to take the stage.” It didn’t give details. Jerry Lewis was touring the country to raise funds Lewis for the Australian foundation. The statement said he arrived in Australia on Monday and had performed Wednesday in Brisbane. He has in recent years battled a debilitating back condition, heart issues and pulmonary fibrosis. Lewis is the longtime chairman of the U.S. Muscular Dystrophy Association. He announced last month he was retiring as host of its Labor Day telethon that is synonymous with him.

Lambert to perform on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ Miranda Lambert is stepping into new husband Blake Shelton’s territory. On next Wednesday’s season finale of NBC’s hit singing contest, “The Voice,” Lambert will perform a duet with the finalist who was on Shelton’s team, Dia Frampton. Lambert, a Grammy winner for her single “The House That Built Me,” said she was “thrilled” to be part of “The Voice.” “It’s been a joy watching my husband grow so attached to his team. Truthfully, I am a little jealous that I am not a coach myself. I can’t wait to be a part of it,” she said. Country superstars Lambert and Shelton were married last Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton month. “The Voice” also features Christina Aguilera, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green as coaches to their own groups of would-be pop stars. The other finalists competing with Frampton are Javier Colon, Beverly McClellan and Vicci Martinez. The four will perform next Tuesday, with the viewers’ choice to be announced on the finale the following night. The winner gets a record contract and a $100,000 prize.

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Cops nab man accused of hiding in toilet Police in Colorado have arrested a 30-year-old man accused of hiding in the tank of a portable toilet at a yoga festival last week. Kim Kobel of Boulder police said Luke Ivan Chrisco was arrested during an unrelated panhandling investigation Thursday. Police said an officer noticed his resemblance to the toilet suspect, and Chrisco was taken into custody after he was interviewed by a Boulder detective. Police believe he was the man discovered in the toilet at the festival in Boulder by a woman who lifted the lid. A man who checked said he saw someone covered in a tarp inside. A festival security officer says he chased a man who eventually emerged, but the suspect slipped away. The man was covered in human waste. Chrisco faces misdemeanor charges of unlawful sexual contact and criminal invasion of privacy.

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TV detective Columbo dies at 83 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Falk, the stage and movie actor who became identified as the squinty, rumpled detective in “Columbo,” which spanned 30 years in primetime television and established one of the most iconic characters in police work, has died. He was 83. Falk died Thursday in his Beverly Hills home, according to a statement released Friday by family friend Larry Larson. In a court document filed in December 2008, Falk’s daughter Catherine Falk said he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. “Columbo” began its history in 1971 as part of the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie series, appearing every third week. The show became by far the most popular of the three mysteries, the others being “McCloud” and “McMillan and Wife.” Falk was reportedly paid $250,000 a movie and could have made much more if he had accepted an offer to convert “Columbo” into a weekly

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Peter Falk as Lt. Frank Columbo series. He declined, reasoning that carrying a weekly detective series would be too great a burden. Columbo — he never had a first name — presented a contrast to other TV detectives. “He looks like a flood victim,” Falk once said. “You feel sorry for him. He appears to be seeing nothing, but he’s seeing everything. Underneath his dishevelment, a good mind is at work.” NBC canceled the three series in 1977. In 1989 ABC

offered “Columbo” in a twohour format usually appearing once or twice a season. The movies continued into the 21st century. “Columbo” appeared in 26 foreign countries and was a particular favorite in France and Iran. Columbo’s trademark was an ancient raincoat Falk had once bought for himself. After 25 years on television, the coat became so tattered it had to be replaced. Peter Michael Falk was born Sept. 16, 1927, in New York

City and grew up in Ossining, N.Y., where his parents ran a clothing store. At 3 he had one eye removed because of cancer. “When something like that happens early,” he said in a 1963 Associated Press interview, “you learn to live with it. It became the joke of the neighborhood. If the umpire ruled me out on a bad call, I’d take the fake eye out and hand it to him.” When Falk was starting as an actor in New York, an agent told him, “Of course, you won’t be able to work in movies or TV because of your eye.” Falk would later win two Oscar nominations (“Murder, Inc.,” 1960; “Pocketful of Miracles,” 1961) and collect five Emmys. After serving as a cook in the merchant marine and receiving a master’s degree in public administration from Syracuse University, he worked as an efficiency expert for the budget bureau of the state of Connecticut. He also acted in amateur theater and was encouraged to become a professional by actress-teacher Eva La Gallienne.

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Cheerios turns 70: Iconic cereal endures BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Here’s a little quiz for the breakfast table: What is the most popular cereal brand in American grocery stores? Hint: It’s been General Mills’ top name since 1951. Another hint: If you’re a parent, you’ve vacuumed it from the minivan and under the high-chair cushion by the cupful. The answer, of course, is Cheerios. The iconic cereal, known by its distinctive yellow box, is 70 years old this year and still a force on the breakfast cereal market. One out of every eight boxes of cereal to leave the shelf in America carries the Cheerios name. “They’ve been around since the beginning of man, right?” said Kathy Scott in Cape Coral, Fla. For her, the cereal’s linked to memories of childhood Saturday morning cartoons. “My mother was very oldfashioned, a stay-at-home mom,” Scott, 50, said, “She made breakfast every morning, but on Saturday morning we were allowed to have cereal. Throw some fruit in there, sit on the floor and watch cartoons.” The tradition repeated itself with her own two children. “Saturday morning cartoons and Cheerios,” she said. To make Cheerios, balls of dough are heated and shot out of a “puffing gun” at hundreds of miles an hour, according to General Mills. The company’s waterfront plant in Buffalo has been firing them off since 1941, often cloaking the city with a distinctive toastywith-a-sweet-finish aroma and inspiring T-shirts announcing “My city smells like Cheerios.” More than 10 shapes and sizes were considered before the

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Boxes of Cheerios are shown in a store in Akron, N.Y.

At a glance • One in every eight boxes of all cereal sold in the U.S. is Cheerios. • More than 10 shapes and sizes were considered before the current “o.” • It would take 3,155,524,416 Cheerios to circle the Earth • General Mills sold 1.8 million cases (each containing 12 boxes) in the first year, 1941. • Cheerios are made with same “puffing gun” technology used to create Kix cereal in 1937. Balls of dough are heated and shot out of a gun at hundreds makers settled on little Os. Since then, the company’s introduced several new flavors, starting with Honey Nut in 1979 and last year, chocolate. In 2009, sales of Honey Nut Cheerios surpassed the origi-

of miles an hour to make the “o.” • Four years after their debut, Cheerioats were renamed Cheerios. • In 1979, Honey Nut Cheerios were introduced, followed by Apple Cinnamon Cheerios in 1988, MultiGrain Cheerios in 1992, Frosted Cheerios in 1995, Berry Burst Cheerios in 2001 and Chocolate Cheerios in 2010. • Honey Nut Cheerios have outsold the originals since 2009. Source: General Mills and Cheerios. com nal flavor for the first time and remain in the top spot today. But Kathleen Dohl, 30, sticks to the originals, the ones she refers to as the “old-school, yellow box, plain Jane” variety. She buys it in bulk at Sam’s Club to keep her 6- and

3-year-olds happy. “That’s one of the first ‘real people’ foods that they ate,” the Chester, Va., mother said. Minneapolis-based General Mills began advertising Cheerios (first called Cheerioats) as a first food for toddlers in 1974. Since 1999, the company has focused on promoting the cereal as healthy; it’s made from whole-grain oats, with 3 grams of fiber and 1 gram of sugar per serving. But in 2009, federal regulators took issue with the cereal box’s claim that it was “clinically proven to help lower cholesterol.” In a warning letter, the Food and Drug Administration said only FDA-approved drugs can make such a claim. General Mills, in its response, stood by the claims and said the FDA’s complaints dealt with how the language appears on the box, not the cereal itself. The case is still open, an FDA spokeswoman said.

Comic book artist Gene Colan dies at 84 NEW YORK (AP) — Comic book artist Gene Colan, whose career spanned seven decades and chronicled the adventures of characters like Dracula, Batman, Daredevil and the wise-cracking fowl Howard the Duck, has died in the Bronx at age 84. Longtime friend and biographer Clifford Meth said that Colan died late Thursday at Calvary Hospital from complications of liver disease and cancer. Funeral details were not available, but Meth said it would be a private gathering. Colan’s impact on the industry was undeniable, developing a style both subtle and emotional that imbued the characters he drew with a sense of vitality that seemed to leap off the pages. “He had developed a signature style by the late 1960s

that people just loved,” said Meth, whose book “Perverts, Pedophiles & Other Theologians” was illustrated by Gene Colan. Colan Colan’s art was a staple of the Silver Age era of comics, and his 70-issue run on “The Tomb of Dracula” that was written by Marv Wolfman in the 1970s remains critically lauded for returning horror to the pages of comics. “It came to the point that Gene was so involved in that comic, there was something organic about the book,” said Mark Evanier, a comics historian. “The moods were set by Gene’s skill as an artist.

He drew such rich characters — people who had flesh and blood in them and had recognizable human emotions.” In the 1980s, Colan’s work on Batman for DC drew plaudits and is sought out by aficionados of original comic book art. Dan DiDio, DC’s co-publisher, called the artist “one of the great draftsmen in the industry, and his work is a fond part of some of my best comic book memories.” Jim Lee called Colan a

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Girl bothered by little things must think of bigger picture Dear Abby: I am a teenage girl and my family is important to me. I really wish I could treat them better. My mom and I always fight. She says little things and I get mad at her. I feel bad for snapping at her and my sisters all the time because I really want them to know how much they mean to me. They are the best family you could ever get, and I just push them away. Mom is going through a lot of health problems, and I know my being mean won’t help her get better. Abby, help me, please. — Teenage Girl in Ohio Dear Teenage Girl: The first thing you need to remember is that because your mother is experiencing health problems, she migt not be at her best — which is why she says some of those “little things” that make you angry. Before you react and take them personally, you



need to remind yourself that she may be having a bad day. When you are upset and under stress, you should not take it out on your sisters. A better way to cope would be, rather than saying something hurtful, to leave the room or take a walk and organize your thoughts. You’ll then be better able to communicate your feelings in a rational way and avoid a fight. Please try it. These are skills that take practice, but if you master them they will serve you for a lifetime. Now, go hug your mother, tell her you love her and apologize.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: In order to experience fulfillment and fruition in the coming year, base your hopes and desires upon practical premises. Thinking and acting with a realistic mindset will double your chances for generating positive results. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — In order to participate in an enjoyable activity that provides you with a sense of accomplishment, you’ll need to clear away all other obligations early on in the day. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — You have what it takes to successfully handle an important group arrangement that seems to be too complicated for others to take on. It’s a golden opportunity to show your stuff. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Use some common sense by approaching challenging matters in a practical, step-by-step manner, and you and everybody else should find the results quite gratifying. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Although you may never realize the ramifications of a kind gesture you recently made to another, the recipient will feel it and be grateful to you forever more. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Cooperation on your part is all that it will take to get others to go out of their way to help you when you’re in need of assistance. One hand washes the other. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — It’s amazing how instantly you could reap rewards after embarking on some kind of self-improvement program. Don’t hesitate to get started reaching for the stars. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Because organization and good management are two of your strongest suits, don’t wait for someone to request that you straighten out a venture that has been faltering. Step up to the plate. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Although the reservoir of strength upon which you can draw is extremely impressive, in order to be as effective as possible, it would be wise to pace yourself a bit. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Remember the old saying, “The strong may take from the weak, but the smart take from the strong.” Keep this in mind, and no bully will be able to match your wits. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Don’t wait on somebody else to make corrections to a project that several people are working on and that’s a bit shaky. The sooner you take action yourself, the less there will be to do. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Be as bold and assertive as you deem necessary to accomplish your part of a big group project, but find a way to do so without offending anybody else in the process. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — If it’s possible for you to arrange your schedule in a manner that is free from outside interference without offending anybody, you should be able to make some substantial achievements.

TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m a 12-year-old girl, and I still suck my thumb when I go to bed. My mom says that I will outgrow it, but my grandmother said she read somewhere that it is a sign of mental weakness. Now I’m scared. Is this true? — Nameless, El Paso, Texas. Nameless: Sucking one’s thumb is not a sign of mental weakness. The need to suck is innate — that’s why so many people get caught up in the nasty habit of smoking cigarettes. Talk with your family doctor and see if some kind of solution can be recommended. I’ve been told that wearing mittens to bed is one way to break the habit. Dr. Wallace: My mom is 41, but she keeps telling people that she’s 38. She even makes this claim to her family. I told her that I’ve seen her birth certificate and it says she was born on May 21, 1970. So does her driver’s license. Why does she do this? Saying she’s three years younger doesn’t make her look three years younger. I love my mother very much. She did a superb job of raising me as a single mom, and many times she sacrificed just to make me happy.I will love her forever no matter how old she becomes. It just bothers me that she continues to lie, even when she knows that I know she’s lying. — Bothered, McComb, Miss. Bothered: I’d advise you to let the matter go. It’s never OK to lie, but I think the Good Lord just smiles and looks the other way when one of his children shaves a few years off her age. This seems to be a harmless dishonesty that makes Mother feel better about herself. You may have a little more sympathy for her “sin” when you reach your 40th birthday. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

Dear Abby: I am extremely overweight (5-foot-6 and 331 pounds). I am 38 years old, and the weight is now catching up with me. It hurts to get up in the morning. My knees hurt walking up the stairs, and I can’t bear to look at myself (to the point that I will not go out except to work). I have started to pull away from my family. “Just lose the weight”? Easier said than done! I lost 110 pounds, then gained it back and more. I don’t know who to turn to, but I know I need help. — Too big to Enjoy Life Dear Too Big: I’m glad you wrote, because I’m going to recommend a multi-pronged approach. The first person to contact is your physician, and tell him or her that you are ready to take off the weight and you need help. Then ask for a referral to a psychologist, to help you understand

the emotional reasons you have put on so much weight, and also an American Dietetic Association-registered nutritionist who can help you craft a healthy eating program that works for you. You will also have to make some lifestyle changes, but they will SAVE YOUR LIFE. And remember, losing weight will take time. You didn’t put it on overnight; it won’t come off overnight. But by writing to me you have already taken your first step in the right direction, and I’m urging you to continue moving down the same path. Dear Abby: We are stumped about how to handle a situation with our grandchildren. Is it OK to set different rules in our home than they have in their own home? We are inclined to limit running or wrestling indoors, but our daughter (their mother)

Knot in reader’s throat warrants further testing Dear Dr. Gott: I recently went to a specialist for a knot in my throat. It’s hard to the touch and interferes with blowing a steady stream from my nose and breathing. I have also lost the gag reflex on the right side of my throat. The physician stated that I have a pharyngeal tubular, gave me a prescription for Nexium, and indicated if I took two twice a day for eight weeks, it should take care of the problem. He also recommended that I see another specialist to have the test where the throat is numbed and a camera is used to check your esophagus. I have no health insurance, and that is just not something I can afford. I have increased my OTC Prilosec, and since doing this I have noticed that, particularly when I eat, I have some discomfort. I also have pain about the time the food is going down the esophagus. Could you please explain more about this problem? Any additional information you have would be greatly appreciated. Dear Reader: I believe you are referring to your pharyngeal tubercle. This is a normal part of anatomy and is essentially an anchor that attaches and separates the three pairs of constrictor muscles of the pharynx (throat) to the basilar part of the occipital bone (part of the skull). That being said, I am unclear how Nexium would be beneficial. It is primarily used to reduce symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease and in the treatment of Barrett’s esophagus (cellular changes to the lining of the esophagus). Perhaps acid reflux is at the root of your problem? To determine exactly what is causing your symptoms, you need to undergo the recommended endoscopy (the test to which you refer). I understand that money is an issue; however, your health is important, and you are already experiencing unpleasant symptoms. You need to be thoroughly examined and tested to determine the exact cause and what treatment options you have. I also recommend that you decrease your OTC Prilosec to see if your difficulty swallowing and pain lessen or disappear. I am unsure what other steps you should take. Call the specialist’s office, explain the situation and ask about setting up a payment plan. If he or she will not work with you, find another specialist who will. You may also benefit from calling your local hospital to ask about discounted medical procedures for those without insurance, help finding a specialist, and getting assistance in finding affordable health insurance. Dear Dr. Gott: I read somewhere that if a pancreas bursts, several small pancreases form in the area. Is this



true? Dear Reader: A pancreas can burst, rupture or tear because of injury or infection. This would be a medical emergency requiring immediate medical intervention and monitoring. To the best of my knowledge, it isn’t possible for several small pancreases to form. If anyone has written, documented proof that this can occur, I would be interested.

• Write to Dr. Peter Gott in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016.

doesn’t feel that’s necessary. At different times both children have been injured or gotten into trouble that could have been avoided by having a “no running or wrestling inside” rule. Is it our place to establish rules for our home? — Concerned in Texas Dear C.I.T.: Absolutely, and without QUESTION it is your

place to establish the rules of conduct in YOUR household!

• 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.

The Vicksburg Post

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Classified • S O M E T H I N G N E W E V E R Y D A Y • We accept: e y r w • Call Direct: (601)636-SELL Online Ad Placement:

We Write Thousands Of Best Sellers Every Year... We’re The Vicksburg Post Classified Advertising Department . . . our job is to help you write effective classified ads so you can have best sellers too! Give us a call . . . we’ll write one for you! Call (601) 636-SELL.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182.

Classified Information Line Ad Deadlines Deadlines Ads to appear Deadline Ads to appear Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Friday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday

01. Legals LEGAL NOTICE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM (JAG) Formula Program FY 2011 The public is invited to review and comment on the state's application for funds under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. The State of Mississippi has been allocated $2,404,604.00 for both state and local entities under (42 U.S.C. 3751(a). The Division of Public Safety Planning, within the Department of Public Safety, will administer these funds. The major focus of the state's application will be to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on local needs and conditions. The application for funding will be submitted to the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U. S. Department of Justice. Once funds are awarded, units of state and local government will be invited to apply for funding of programs that prevent and control crime based on their needs and conditions. The grant application is available for public review and comment at the Division of Public Safety Planning, 3750 I-55 North Frontage Road, Jackson, MS 39211. Citizens, neighborhood and community groups wishing to review the application should contact Shirley Thomas, Division Director, at (601) 987-4990. Publish: 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/25(4t)

02. Public Service

FREE CHOCOLATE LABRADOR Retriever mix puppies to good home. 5 males 2 females. 601-636-6949.

FREE KITTENS TO good home. 601-529-6608.

05. Notices Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests (non-medical facility)

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

Effective March 25, 2011 The Horizon chip’s were discontinued. You may redeem Horizon Casino chip’s durning normal business hours at the Grand Station Casino cage through July 25, 2011 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.

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

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

Deadline 2 p.m., Friday 55p.m., p.m.,Thursday Friday 35p.m., Friday p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Monday p.m.,Tuesday Tuesday 35p.m., 5 p.m., Wednesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11a.m., a.m.,Thursday Thursday 11 11 11a.m., a.m.,Thursday Thursday

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

06. Lost & Found FOUND! SOLID BLACK FEMALE Scottish Terrier. Found 61 South/ Dana Road area. 601-638-7126. LOST SNOW WHITE CHIHUAHUA Lost puppy missing from Joyce Lane on Sunday evening answers to the name Snowball if you know anything about this please contact the owner at (601) 638-3377. REWARD IS OFFERED.

Classified Display Deadlines Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

07. Help Wanted AVON. NEED AN extra cash? Become an Avon Representative today. Call 601-454-8038.



CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT


07. Help Wanted

MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

1-800-826-8104 LEASING AGENT AND assistant manager. STOP! If you are looking for an exciting place to work and have a popping personality; we are definitely the company for you! We are a locally based Property Management company in need of experienced, high energy, detailed and result oriented, individuals that possess a strong telephone presence and superior customer service skills to join our successful team. Must demonstrate great leadership, interpersonal, management and communication skills. Must also have a minimum of 2-5 years property management experience. Must have advanced computer skills. Knowledge of Onesite (Realpage) a plus. If you are interested in joining our outstanding team, please fax resume and salary history to: 601636-1475.


   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " PART TIME ON-SITE apartment manager needed for small local apartment complex. Must be honest, dependable, work well with public, must have good clerical skills, experience a plus. Serious inquiries only, fax resume to: 318-3521929. SMALL DOCTORS OFFICE needs nurse practitioner part time or full time. Benefits available with full time position. Please send resume to: Nurse Practitioner, 120 Fifth Avenue, McComb, MS 39648.

Qualified Class “A� CDL Drivers in the Vicksburg area. Drivers Home Daily

Requirements: • Minimum 2 years tractor/ trailer experience within the last 5 years • At least 23 years of age • Must have good driving/ work history • Competitive Wages • Good Medical Benefits Package

Call 800-8722855 or Apply Online: www. EOE M/F/D/V

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

14. Pets & Livestock AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533,


Table Games Manager APPLY AT:

FREE TO GOOD HOME Flood displaced half Border Collie half Cocker Spaniel young dog. All shots. Spayed. Black with white markings. Great child's pet. 601-638-9806.

Classified line ads are charged according to the number of lines. For complete pricing information contact a Classified Sales Representative today at 601-636-SELL. Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, 44line lineminimum minimumcharge charge.$8.32 $8.28minimum minimumcharge. charge.

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Errors In the event of errors, please call the very first day your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion.

Mis-Classification No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. The Vicksburg Post classified department is the sole judge of the proper classification for each ad.

17. Wanted To Buy

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

19. Garage & Yard Sales

19. Garage & Yard Sales

Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program

WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

GO CART. 6.0 power, boy's have outgrown it. Regular price $1399, will sell for $550. 601-429-5031, leave message.

HUGE SALE, 114 Freedom Lane off China Grove, right side, of Highway 27 and Gibson Road, Saturday, 7am-2pm, men's women's, boy's, girl's clothes, toys, uniforms, more!

INDOOR GARAGE SALE. The Ivy Place. 2451 North Frontage Road. Saturday 6am- until.

CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 • For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 • For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

Foster a Homeless Pet!

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

MDS is seeking

Classified Classified Line Line Das Ads: Starting Startingatat1-4 1-4Lines, Lines, 11 Day Day for for $8.32 $8.28


14. Pets & Livestock

15. Auction

“ACE� Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223

Deadline 5 p.m., Thursday 3 p.m., Friday 3 p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Tuesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday

Classified Ad Rates

17. Wanted To Buy $ I BUY JUNK CARS $ I will pickup your junk car and pay you cash today! Call 601-618-6441.

HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

1-800-826-8104 WANTED: ANYTHING OLD-Money,coins,war relics, books,photos,documents, etectera.601-618-2727. 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. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

11. Business Opportunities

18. Miscellaneous For Sale Âź HORSE POWER 3 phase 220/440 Volt TEFC industrial electric motor. 1725 RPM 48 frame, brand new. $35. 601-634-6121, leave message. ARENDER FARM'S FRESH tomatoes $1.25 per pound. 935 Tucker Road. 601-636-3941. CLASSROOM STUDENT DESKS. Clearance sale. Discount Furniture Barn, 601-638-7191. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department.

HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

1-800-826-8104 THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique� 3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!

C heapest Prices in Town! Town!

Live Crawfish $1.75/lb Fresh Seafood & Sack Oysters

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363 EAGLE LAKE, MS The Best Juke Box in Warren County

11. Business Opportunities

SALE SALE!!! Discount Furniture Barn 601-638-7191. TRUCKLOAD-GOOD HOTEL mattress sets! $100-$175 per set! (Box Springs and mattress) All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010, 601-529-9895. 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.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 115 ALFRED DRIVE Saturday 6am- until. Lots of different size clothing. Much more. 330 Shady Lane, Enchanted Hills, Saturday, 7am-1pm, school uniforms, comforter sets, much more! 97 SOUTHALL DRIVE, passed Culkin Ballfields, Saturday 6am, Aunt cleaned out her attic and a few things left from Mom moving vintage telescope, linens, brassware, crystal, sewing machines, punch bowl, kitchenware, movies, clarinet, diamond promise ring, name brand clothes & purses.


PROGRESSIVE SALE. Starting at 20% off June 22nd, 30% off June 23rd, 40% off June 24th and 50% off June 25th.The Ivy Place. 2451 North Frontage Road. STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

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

20. Hunting MEMBERS WANTED. 61 North Hunting club. $600/ year. 601-831-0374, 601529-6062.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 2 JET SKI'S READY FOR THE LAKE 1999 Seadoo 2 seater and 1996 3 Seater Seadoo in excellent condition double trailer $5,500. 601-415-2838 601-630-0165. On site at Carpet One of Vicksburg.


07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

NEEDED!! ACCOUNTS MANAGER Must be computer literate, have good accounting skills, must be able to multi-task, work with deadlines, have good people skills. Apply in person to:

ADMINISTRATOR Ask us how to “Post Sizeâ€? your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355). FINDER'S KEEPER'S at 815 Veto Street (across from Police Department) Monday- Saturday 9am- 6pm. ½ Price Sale every Saturday in May and June. Discount for flood victims. GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602. HUGE GARAGE SALE 325 Silver Creek Drive Saturday 7am- until. Baby bed, Disney tapes and lots more.

11. Business Opportunities


Lakeview Funeral Home in partnership with Security National Life Home Service Division is looking for a strong customer service oriented individual with determination, self-confidence and desire to earn a six (6) figure income within three (3) years. Only serious inquiries need apply. If this is you, please e-mail your resume to and reference REC004 in the subject box. You may also visit our website at


Saturday, June 25, 2011


• Something New Everyday •

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

24. Business Services

2004 TRACKER GRIZZLY. 16 foot with 40 horse power Mercury, trolling motor and trailer. Olive green, used about 10-15 hours, very good condition. $6,200 or best offer. Call 601-8312038.

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

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

No matter what type of boat you’re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

24. Business Services ALLBRITE CONSTRUCTION WATER & FIRE Cleanup & Restoration All Home Repairs One call does it all! Licensed & Insured


Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

FREE ESTIMATES TREY GORDON ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133

D & D TREE CUTTING •Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big James” 601-218-7782 D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082.


Fill dirt, top soil, clay gravel, 610, sand, masonry sand, fuel sand. Replace old driveways & do new driveways. Forming and Finishing FRED CLARK 601-638-9233 • 601-218-9233

HOME REPAIR SERVICE. Licensed, bonded, local references, free estimates. 601-868-1133. I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

25. Wanted To Rent

Hours: 8a.m. - 5p.m., Mon. - Fri., Closed Saturday & Sunday Call Direct: (601)636-SELL Post Plaza Online Ad Placement: 1601F North Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180 601-636-4545

28. Furnished Apartments DUPLEX 3 BEDROOM, FURNISHED or unfurnished. $1050, water,electric, DIRECTV included. 601-218-5348.

29. Unfurnished Apartments THE COVE Tired of high utility bills? Country Living at it’s BEST! Paid cable, water & trash! Washer & Dryer, Microwave included! Ask about our



CAUCASIAN LADY LOOKING for a bedroom to rent in your home. Call Elaine at 601-618-7891.

1911 Mission 66

28. Furnished Apartments COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom apartment. Utilities provided iIncluding cable, internet and laundry room. $900 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-6384386.

Corporate Apartments. Cable, Wi-Fi, off-street parking, pool. Pets OK. 1 BR - $900 monthly Studio - $700 monthly 601-638-2000

EAGLE LAKE CONDO AVAILABLE Unfurnished, No utilities included, No pets allowed. 2 bedroom, 2 ½ bath. $500 monthly $200 security deposit Min. 6 mth lease. Credit/ Background check required.

Call 601-825-5675 or 601-624-7780. VAN GUARD APARTMENTS. 2 bedroom town house, $500. Washer/ dryer hookup. $100 deposit. Management, 601-631-0805.


Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Suite E-Apprx. 1620 sq. ft. Office or Retail! Great Location!

FOR LEASE- MISSION 66 Suite 4A- Approximately 805 square feet, Suite 4B- Approximately 1605 square feet. CHEAP RENT!! Greg- 601291-1148.

2 BEDROOM $400 rent, 3 BEDROOM $450 rent, 4 BEDROOM $500 rent. All are duplexes, $200 deposit. Refrigerator and stove. 601-634-8290.

4 BEDROOM, 2 baths. Central heat/ air. Section 8 approved. 601-634-8723 or 601-456-1165.



29. Unfurnished Apartments

30. Houses For Rent

26. For Rent Or Lease

BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent

The Vicksburg Post


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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

When you advertise in The Vicksburg Post Classifieds!

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

2011 16X76. VINYL siding, shingle roof, glamour bath, all fiberglass tubs and shower, insulated windows. Monthly payments as low as $300 a month with approved credit. Call David, 601-500-1516.

REPOSSESSED MOBILE HOMES- $8000 and up! Single wides, double wides, we deliver all over Mississippi. Save lots of money! Call David, 601500-1516.

121 STARLIGHT. ENCHANTED Hills. Everything new, large back yard. $82,000. Bette Paul Warner, 601-218-1800. McMillin Real Estate.

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent


MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 16x80 BELMONT CUSTOM built. 3 bedroom 2 bath.100% new interior. Zone 2. $16,900, furnished. 601-990-7138. 1999 16x80. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, total electric, new carpet and tile. Priced for quick sale- $14,900! Call David, 601-500-1516.

MOBILE HOME DEFECT INSPECTIONS. Construction and installation defect inspections on new manufactured homes. Contact Harold Mouser, 601-6386587 or website manufacturedhousingconsult ingservices. com

NEW 16X76. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, vinyl siding, shingle roof. Only $27,400! Call 601-619-1555, 803972-3867.

2004 32x64. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, vinyl siding, shingle roof, central air/ heat, set-up and tie down included. $42,900. Call 662-4172354, 662-417-1209. 2006 28X80. LIKE new 4 bedroom, 2 bath, fireplace, entertainment center, glamour bath, big kitchen, huge separate living area. Call David, 601-500-1516.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

29. Unfurnished Apartments


Commodore Apartments


34. Houses For Sale Beautiful custom built home overlooking Vicksburg Country Club golf course. Features split plan w/ 4 BR, 2.5 BA. Huge master suite has large BA with oversized spa tub & separate shower. Priced to sell below appraised value. For appt to view this wonderful home, call (601) 218-1900. CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

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131 LAURA LAKE RD. 4BR/ 2BA (2200 sq. ft.) is located on a spacious lot in Walnut Cove. Professional landscaped flower beds, beautiful granite kitchen counter tops, new Owens Corning architectural shingled roof, large screened sunroom with brick knee wall, new carpet throughout and ceramic tile. Move in ready. $219,500 • 601-831-1955 223 FAIRWAYS DRIVE Two story 3000+ square feet. Master Bedroom & 1.5 Bath downstairs, 3 bedroom & 2 bath upstairs. Den, formal dining, study/parlor, kitchen with breakfast area. $304,000. By owner 601-415-2927.

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• 100 Pear Orchard Office space for lease 4 separate offices, $750 a month. • Savannah Hills lot $38,000 • Redwood lots 1 acre lots. $13,000 each. • 898 National Street Duplex $34,000. • 100 Wigwam off 61 South 4 bedrooms 2 bath, $78,500. • 14 Mission Park lot $65,000. • 4215 Lee Road 3 bedroom 2 bath built 2007, 2245 sq. ft. $238,900. • 5.3 acres Georgeann Drive Bellaire Subdivision $55,000. • Littlewood lots Starting at $57,000 from 1 to 12 acres each • 1112 Choctaw Trail 3 bedroom 2 1/2 above ground pool with deck all around $219,000. • 1722 Eisenhower 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 1441sq. ft. $118,000. • Mission 66 office space rent 1600 sq ft ,$1600 a month Call Jennifer Gilliland McMillin Real Estate 601-218-4538

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39. Motorcycles, Bicycles 2005 SUZUKI 650. Great condition, 1800 miles. $3500. 601-831-6925.

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TOPIC SATURDAY, j une 25, 2011 • SE C TIO N D COMICS D2 | KIDS PAGE D3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137


‘Happiness is...Coming Home!’

Selena Gomez

Gomez gets girl-power boost in music, movie By Mesfin Fekadu The Associated Press NEW YORK — Katy Perry and Britney Spears appear on a CD together but it’s not the latest “Now” compilation. Rather, the pop singers have written songs on Selena Gomez & the Scene’s new album, “When the Sun Goes Down.” “I did have a lot of artists that I was very lucky enough to have songs written by and it’s a good, uplifting album,” Gomez said of her third CD. “It’s really fun and very dance-y and I hope people like it.” Spears co-wrote the dance song “Whiplash,” while Perry co-penned “That’s More Like It.” Singer Priscilla Renea — who co-wrote Rihanna’s “California King Bed” and Cheryl Cole’s “Promise This” — co-penned three songs on Gomez’s album, including the lead single and Top 40 hit “Who Says.” And the disc has a writing credit and guest appearance from British singer Pixie Lott. “I think it’s a powerful CD,” Gomez said in a recent interview. The 18-year-old’s first two albums have reached Gold status. The new record — which has three songs co-penned by Gomez — is out next week. Days after her disc’s release, Gomez will get another girl-power boost with the July 1 release of her new movie, “Monte Carlo,” which also stars Leighton Meester of “Gossip Girl” and was co-produced by Nicole Kidman. Gomez said leaving Los Angeles to shoot in Paris and Budapest was “so refreshing.” But the grueling promotional tour that has followed — maybe not so much. The nationwide campaign, including a string of mall appearances, was recently interrupted when Gomez was hospitalized in Los Angeles for exhaustion, malnourishment and low iron. The singer-actress, who is dating teen pop star Justin Bieber, says she enjoys having friends “in the business” and others who are not. “Personally for me, I feel like it’s good to have a balance of both,” she said. “I have people in my life that are in the business and then I have See Gomez, Page D3.

Tina Dillard, le Bryant Hawki ft, and Mary Jo ns•The Vicksbu nes meeting for th rg Post e Vicksburg Hom serve Hawaiian-themed food during a planni ecoming Bene volent Club’s an ng nual reunion.

Homecoming Benevolent Club’s 36th starts Thursday By Mary Margaret Halford “Happiness is...Coming Home!” That’s the motto of the Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club, a group of hometown folks dedicated to remembering their roots. The VHBC will mark its 36th year with a five-day bash, beginning Thursday night with a homecoming kickoff social at American Legion Post No. 213, also called The Hut, on Main Street. “Until you’ve been gone for a while, you don’t realize that there’s nothing

like coming home,” said Tina Dillard, a member of the club who now lives in Chicago. The VHBC began in the summer of 1975, when founder Booker T. Wilson attended a family reunion and decided Vicksburg needed an annual event to reunite family and friends. More than 300 former Vicksburg residents from across the country are expected to attend. “We’ve had people come from as far as Germany,” said Dillard, a member of the club since its start. Friday’s festivities will begin at 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Center on Main Street,

with a Taste of Wine and Cheese Hour followed by a Get Acquainted Social with a Hawaiian theme. “This is just a positive experience,” said VHBC member Mary Jones, who lives in Vicksburg. “We want everyone, even young people, to be involved with this.” A daytime golf tournament and scholarship brunch will take place July 2, leading up to a banquet at 7 p.m. At the scholarship brunch, winners of the VHBC Oratorical/Essay Contest, being held today,

If you go The Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club will host its 36h annual homecoming. Cost is $30 per person for Friday and Saturday night activities. Call 601-634-0163 for details. • Thursday — 8 p.m., Homecoming Kickoff Social at American Legion Post No. 213, The Hut, on Main Street. • Friday — 8 p.m., Taste of Wine & Cheese Hour; 9 p.m., Get Acquainted Social; both at St. Mary’s

Center, Main and Second North streets. • July 2 — 9 a.m., Rowan Sanders/Harry Powell Memorial Golf Tournament, Clear Creek Golf Course in Bovina; 10 a.m., scholarship brunch at St. Mary’s Center; 7 p.m., banquet at St. Mary’s Center. • July 3 – 9 a.m., farewell worship service at Battlefield Inn; 4 p.m., Sunday Blues-N-Jazz at LD’s Restaurant and Lounge, $5. • July 4 — 8 p.m., Battle of the DJs at St. Mary’s Center, $8.

See VHBC, Page D3.

‘Just like we were in ’61’: St. Mary’s students to gather By Mary Margaret Halford The 1961 graduates of St. Mary’s Catholic High School will gather next weekend for a 50th reunion, a first for the class. “We’ve had school reunions before, but we wanted an individual one,” said Louis Sullivan, organizer of the festivities. “We’re just kinda close like that.”

If you go • July 2 — 6:30 p.m., Get Acquainted Social at The Meeting Place at Vicksburg Mall. • July 3 — 7 a.m., breakfast at Shoney’s; 1:30 p.m., tour Fifteen people graduated from St. Mary’s in 1961. The school opened in 1906

of the Jacqueline House African American Museum; 3:30 p.m., banquet at The Meeting Place. • July 4 —2:30 p.m., farewell picnic at Louis Sullivan’s home, 2000 Rainey Drive; 601-638-4249. with 30 students. By 1943, the number had grown to 530, and tuition was $2.25 a

month. St. Mary’s closed in 1964. “We will be walking the streets of Vicksburg — just like we were in ’61,” said Sullivan, who calls himself the class clown. “We’re very excited about this.” The 50th reunion will begin July 2 at 6:30 p.m. with a social at The Meeting Place at the Vicksburg Mall. July 3, the group will meet for breakfast at Shoney’s. At

1:30 p.m., they will gather for a tour of the Jacqueline House, a museum dedicated to the history of AfricanAmericans in Vicksburg. The museum contains artifacts from St. Mary’s, including the class of 1961 senior picture. At 3:30, the class will attend a banquet at The Meeting Place in the mall. The guest See St. Mary’s, Page D3.

Great Sunflower Project looking for a few good gardeners Sunflowers grew wild along rural roads and open fields around Dallas when I was a child. Little did I know that their ancestors were present in Mesoamerica, present day Mexico, as early as 2600 B.C. The Aztecs and Incas used the sunflower to portray solar deities, and Native American Indians planted them on the northern edge of their gardens as the fourth sister to the better known three sister crops of corn, beans and squash. Grown as a commercial crop today, sunflower oil is used for cooking, manufacturing



margarine and as a biodiesel component. Sunflower kernels are sold as snack food, and most wild birds favor the black-oil sunflower in feeders. Farmers wishing to convert to organic gardening grow them to clear old pesticides and chemical fertilizers from the soil. Ornamentally, sunflow-

Online To participate in the Great Sunflower Project, visit or users/signup. ers make excellent cut flowers and are popular bee and butterfly plants. Sunflowers also lend their name to The Great Sunflower Project which came into existence in 2008. Scientists have been concerned for over two decades that bees have been disappearing in the wilderness,

on farms and in towns and cities for various reasons. The Great Sunflower Project is a method to help scientists collect data that will be used to produce the first real map of the state of bees in this country. They need volunteer scientists from across the nation to collect data. They want us to plant sunflowers or other bee-attracting plants in our gardens and encourage others to do so as well. Volunteers are asked to spend 15 minutes watching and counting the number and types of bees visiting the flowers twice a month during the growing season,

then send the data over the Internet. This would be a good project to do with your kids this summer. They have a special project observation sheet to complete online. Gardens with 10 or more species of bright, attractive plants tend to attract the largest number of bees. Diversity is important, and bright annuals and herbs can easily be planted in with vegetables. Lemon Queen, an heirloom sunflower that produces lots of blooms with lemon yellow petals around a brown center is the recomSee Sunflower, Page D3.


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Each Wednesday in School·Youth

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To give or not to give? Birth gifts trending in U.S. NEW YORK (AP) — Rachel Zoe has a beautiful baby boy. To celebrate, husband Rodger Berman gave her a “push present” in the form of a 10-carat diamond ring that cost $250,000. Mariah Carey got a push present, too — a $12,000 pink diamond and sapphire necklace from husband Nick Cannon with the names of their twins, Moroccan and Monroe. Peggy Tanous of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” turned her mega-mommy gift into a tagline: “Soccer moms drive a minivan, but this girl drives a Bentley.” Back here on earth, where the rest of us live and spend, can new dads get away with a simple bouquet of flowers, a token bauble with the new arrival’s birthstone or — as one father suggested — a kiss and a smile? And what do fem-

Kristen Burris of Eagle, Idaho, shows the center stone of her engagement ring, upgraded after, Colton, 3, was born. inists make of the arguably medieval notion of rewarding a woman for producing an heir? Gina Crosley-Corcoran, who writes The Feminist Breeder blog, was pregnant with her

St. Mary’s Continued from Page D1. speaker, Harrison Havard, will talk about the history of St. Mary’s. Festivities will wrap up July 4 with a picnic. Sullivan said he can’t wait to see his classmates. “We talk on the phone and laugh about stupid things we did as kids, but this will be

face to face,” Sullivan said. “I remember we took a trip (our) senior year, and if you could get close enough to hold a girl’s hand you were really something. We laugh about stuff like that.”

VHBC Continued from Page D1. will be announced. Three winners will be named, each receiving a gift card and a medal. In addition to the contest winners, the club will award 16 scholarships totaling $12,000. “Every penny of our money raised throughout the year goes back to the community,” said club president Willie Glasper of Vicskburg. “We believe in giving.” On July 3, a farewell worship service will be held in the Mirror Room of Battlefield Inn, with Blues-N-Jazz that afternoon at LD’s Restaurant and Lounge. Festivities will end July 4 with Battle of the DJs, a scholarship fundraiser, at St. Mary’s Center. The club, which has about 30 members, meets monthly

to prepare for the annual bash. Jones said it’s a great chance to catch up with family and friends. “One year I had my camera and was shooting, and I looked through that lens, then put it down, and there was my uncle standing there. You never know who you’ll see.” To Dillard, all the hard work and planning is worth it. “I’ve been gone from Vicksburg for 40 years, and our motto is truly a wonderful saying,” said Dillard. “I’ve realized there’s nothing like home and family, and sometimes I’ve wished I could click my heels like Dorothy and just come home.”

Gomez Continued from Page D1. friends who aren’t in the business and family, so it’s nice to kind of keep that. “You want people that obviously understand what you’re going through and then you also want people that’s like, ‘Let’s not talk about (movie) sets or press

or any of that, let’s just talk about normal things.’” Yet the entertainer, whose “Wizards of Waverly Place” is ending its fourth and final season on Disney, says she’s noticed that her life is changing. “Your life definitely changes a little bit.”

Garden Continued from Page D1. mended sunflower variety. It is inexpensive and produces lots of nectar and pollen. Some sunflowers, such as the Teddy Bear variety, produce very little pollen and are not adequate for the project. Sunflowers take 10-13 days to germinate after planting. They require full sun for at least eight hours a day and sufficient moisture when seedlings are young. After the first five or six weeks, they are relatively droughttolerant. Gardeners should allow about a foot between plants. They will flower for about six weeks, but generally take around 90 days to reach maturity. Other bee-friendly plants can be monitored. They include monarda or bee balm, a member of the mint family with bright red or fuchsia blooms; Large Flowered Tickseed; cosmos; rosemary; goldenrod, a Mississippi native that produces yellow pollen-laden plumes in late August through September; catnip; lantana; plumbago; salvias; purple coneflower; rudbeckia or Black-eyed Susan; fennel;

basil; tithonia or Mexican sunflower; and zinnia. Avoid blossoms with double petals or ruffles. Dr. Blake Layton, an entomology specialist at Mississippi State University Extension Service, warned in an article on honey bees in the February 2011 issue of Mississippi Gardener Magazine to refrain from spraying with pesticides completely or spray only when foraging bees are not present, such as late afternoon near dusk. Pesticides sprayed on crops when bees are foraging tend to kill worker bees. We all have a vested interest in the plight of pollinators. One in every three bites of food we eat are dependant on bees. Home, school, community and local gardens produce 15 to 20 percent of the fruit and vegetables we eat. •

Miriam Jabour, a Master Gardener and Master Flower Show judge, has been active in the Openwood Plantation Garden Club for over 35 years. Write to her at 1114 Windy Lake Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39183.

third child in April when she found herself ruminating on the subject, in response to some doubters on her Facebook page: “As I sit here in my hugely pregnant state, suffering from heartburn, gas, leg pain, hip pain, insomnia, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, heat flashes, gastric upset, swelling and everything else that comes with having an entirely formed human being kicking around in my womb, who will soon demand on coming OUT of my womb through a relatively small orifice in a notat-all-pleasant-feeling manner, I cannot help but think Seriously?!?! Seriously. A freaking diamond is the LEAST he can do.” It was a girl for the 33-yearold pre-law student, women’s rights advocate, doula and former rock chick in a band. She live-blogged the birth, her

first at home, and received a tiny diamond (her baby girl’s birthstone) for a pendant she and her husband had begun with the birthstones of their two boys. “I was surprised that people equated push presents to, like, giving a horse a prize at the end of the race,” CrosleyCorcoran said. “I agree the term push present could be changed. Let’s just call them birth presents.” There’s no official history of push presents, a term some object to on grounds that it cheapens the occasion. By some accounts, post-partum bling seems to have made its way to the United States over the last decade or so from England, where a ring was in order, and from India, where gold jewelry was the way to go (boys apparently meant more gold than girls, traditionally speaking).

The idea wasn’t lost on jewelers. The retailer Mayors took on the tradition in a 2005 ad campaign for diamond studs: “She delivered your first born, now give her twins.” Fortunoff thought up a push present registry in 2007. That was the year surveyed 30,000 women and found 38 percent of new moms got a push present — and 55 percent of the still-pregnant wanted one. In fact, it’s hard to find a naysayer. “Giving birth is hard work and I am not going to quibble with anyone piling any kind of gift at any woman’s feet,” said Naomi Wolf, the thirdwave feminist author of “The Beauty Myth” and — more to the point — “Misconceptions.” In that book, she chronicled the not-so-smooth experience of having her first child and her angsty start on motherhood.

Kristen Burris in Eagle, Idaho, used to be a push present skeptic. The acupuncturist and herbalist thought the idea was “self-indulgent and ridiculous,” yet another way to turn childbirth into an over-thetop outgrowth of a consumerdriven culture. Then she got pregnant. While attempting natural childbirth, Burris pushed for 12 hours without success and was treated to an emergency C-section, done, she said, without adequate anesthesia. After, her husband’s grandmother gave her a pair of diamond studs she had borrowed to wear at her wedding. Her second baby came with an upgrade of the center stone in her engagement ring. “In my heart I feel these pieces of jewelry already belong to my two sons, honoring who they are and where they came from,” Burris said.


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