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TODAY IN HISTORY 1870: The first section of Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk is opened to the public. 1950: President Harry S. Truman authorizes the Air Force and Navy to enter the Korean conflict. 1963: President John F. Kennedy visits West Berlin, where he expresses solidarity with the city’s residents by declaring: “Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a Berliner). 1973: Former White House counsel John W. Dean tells the Senate Watergate Committee about an “enemies list” kept by the Nixon White House. 1990: President George H.W. Bush goes back on his “no-new-taxes” campaign pledge, conceding that tax increases will have to be included in any deficit-reduction package worked out with congressional negotiators. 2009: A federal judge in New York orders disgraced financier Bernard Madoff stripped of all his possessions under a $171 billion forfeiture order.

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Gemini Porter, from left, 17, and Roosevelt Dewayne Harris and Kersey Young, both 18, are escorted from the Warren County Courthouse after being sentenced Friday.

Teens get 15 years each in Alcorn Drive killing By Pamela Hitchins Calling it “a difficult case because of the ages of the persons involved,” Warren County Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick sentenced three Vicksburg teens Friday to 15 years in prison each. They had pleaded guilty to manslaughter June 3. Gemini Porter, 17, 2501 Culkin Road; Kersey Young, 18, 1115 Adams Lane; and Roosevelt Dewayne Harris,

By Tish Butts Loved ones say they feel “helpless and hopeless” in the search for a missing Warren County man. “You don’t know what to do. You don’t know where to look,” said Virginia Carr, the mother of Jason Allen Ashley, 31, reported missing May 27, three days after he called her from Pig Willie’s on U.S. 61 North and said he’d be home soon. Carr said her son was playing pool with friends and that she expected he’d be home later that night.

See Porter, Page A9.

“It sounded like he would probably make another stop,” she said. “When I asked him Jason Allen where he Ashley was going, he said, ‘Mama, I’m not sure. I’ll be home later.” He sounded “like himself,” Carr said, not in any distress. On June 11, 19 days after he was last seen and 16 days after he was reported missing, Ashley’s gray 2000

Jeep Cherokee was found off Floweree Road in north Warren County, near the Issaquena County line — three miles from the home he shared with his mother and 6-year-old son, also called Jason. “His truck was in a place it shouldn’t have been,” said uncle Charles Ashley. “He had a phone. Why didn’t he call somebody?” Robert Ashley, also an uncle, agreed, “If he would’ve gotten stuck, he would’ve gotten someone to help him get out. He wouldn’t have left it there. I believe somebody killed

him.” Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace has said no evidence has been found to suggest foul play. “We have followed every lead that has been given,” he said. Carr said her son knew the area “like the back of his hand.” “Our property joins that property,” she said. “It’s never been his nature to disappear.” The search effort has included family, friends, Warren County sheriff’s deputies and officials with See Missing, Page A9.

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Summer sun makes for double the heat at church fire on 27


Intense flames made hotter by the Mississippi summer heat gutted the attic of a church on Mississippi 27 Friday morning after downed power lines snapped a utility pole and ignited a blaze at Pleasant Valley M.B. No injuries were reported, and the church was empty at the time of the fire. Volunteers with Culkin, Fisher Ferry and Bovina fire departments responded to


than 21, and would be credited with time served in the Warren County Jail, where they had been while awaiting trial. Upon release, they will be on probation for five years. Patrick did not specify what Turner was doing on Alcorn Drive when the three youths reportedly attempted to rob him. District Attorney Ricky Smith said previously that when Turner resisted,

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“doing something he wasn’t supposed to be doing,” but did not deserve to be killed. “Our community is better than that,” he said. “No one’s life should be taken like that. Our young people should know that.” Porter, Young and Harris were each ordered to pay $322.50 in court costs and state assessments. Patrick said they would be sent to the Walnut Grove Correctional Authority, which houses inmates younger

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18, 1803 First East St., stood silently as their sentences were announced. The victim, Antonio Turner, 25, died from two gunshot wounds to the back after a botched robbery on Alcorn Drive in the early hours of March 15, 2009. “When you take property from someone, you can replace it,” Patrick told the teens. “But when you take someone’s like, you can’t give it back.” Patrick said the victim was

Redevelopment of the Levee Street Depot by Kenneth R. Thompson Jr. Builder Inc. will begin Sept. 1, says a $1,535,000 contract bid awarded to the Greenwood company by the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen Friday. “I know many people in the community have been anxiously awaiting some movement on that project,” Mayor Paul Winfield said. “We’re excited about getting it going.” The long-vacant, cityowned building is to be transformed into a transportation museum on the ground floor, and office spaces for the Vicksburg Main Street Program and Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau on the second floor. The third floor will be used for storage. The renovation will include making the 103-year-old depot American Disabilities Act compliant by installing ramps and an elevator. A 12 month completion date is outlined in the contract. Kenneth R. Thompson was not the lowest bidder, rather just $2,000 above a bid submitted by McMillan-Pitts Construction company of Pearl. The bid by McMillanPitts — one of six opened Monday by the mayor and aldermen — was rejected by project architect Waycaster & Associates of Natchez because it was “deemed to be irregular,” Director of Buildings and Inspections Victor Gray-Lewis told the board. “The bid did not meet or exceed the contract goal,” Gray-Lewis said, reading from a letter sent by Waycaster & Associates. “(McMillan-Pitts) did not submit with the proposal, information that adequate good faith efforts had been made to the meet the contract goal.” Five of the six bids opened Monday came in under the architect’s $1.68 million estimate on the work, which is being paid for through $1.9 million in federal stimulus funds requiring no local match.

the fire, reported at 10:41 a.m., and battled the blaze for about 45 minutes. As the mercury hovered near 90 degrees around the time the fire broke out, temperatures inside the closed attic were estimated to be near 200, Warren County Volunteer Fire Coordinator Kelly Worthy said. The extreme heat prompted volunteers to call on city ambulances — in case of a heat-related injury. But no paramedics responded. Worthy, who was at the

scene, said he felt “perturbed” the city didn’t send paramedics. Reached later, Mark Hales, assistant chief for fire operations with the Vicksburg Fire Department, said the department’s four ambulances were not dispatched because initial reports didn’t indicate injuries. The city had operated five ambulances, but cut one in 2008 due to fuel costs and overtime cuts. The church is located outSee Fire, Page A9.

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Warren County Volunteer Fire Coordinator Kelly Worthy lets down the legs of his firefighters suit in an effort to cool off at the scene of a church fire Friday on Mississippi 27.


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Equipped with an umbrella, sun hat and sweat cloth, Joyce Gordon tries to beat the heat while walking along Washington Street Friday morning. Temperatures were expected to

Eight sentenced in Warren Circuit Court In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Joe Brent, 29, 2751 Fonsylvania, pleaded guilty to possession of precursor substances and was sentenced by Judge Isadore Patrick to the Ninth Circuit Court Drug Court Program for a period not to exceed five years, plus $2,622.50 in fines and court costs. Brent was arrested March 26, 2009. • Jonathan Ezernack, 30, 50 Vernon Lane, pleaded guilty to sex offender-failure to register change of address and was sentenced by Patrick to five months and 10 days in jail followed by three years of probation, plus $1,322.50 in fines and costs. Ezernack was arrested Jan. 15. • Eugene Charles Lewis, 23, 1900 Baldwin Ferry Road, pleaded guilty to credit card fraud and was sentenced by Patrick to three years in prison plus $332.50 in costs;

In Sharkey County during the week ending Friday, a Glen Allan man was sentenced in Circuit Court after being found guilty by a jury June 10 of manslaughter and aggravated assault. Judge M. James Chaney sentenced Andrea Thomas, 25, 16 Wildwood St., to 15 years in prison on the manslaughter charge and to 10 years on the assault charge. Thomas was also assessed

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and was found guilty of violating probation and was sentenced by Patrick to 15 years in prison with credit for time served (unspecified), plus $5,617.22 in restitution, fines and costs. The sentences will be served consecutively. Lewis was arrested June 30, 2004, for burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny, and March 10, 2009, on the fraud charge. • Randy Leo Lundy, 53, 9103 Traves Ave., Ocean Springs, pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement under contract and was sentenced by Patrick to five months in jail followed by incarceration at the Pascagoula Restitution Center to pay $2,861,49 in restitution, fines and costs, followed by five years of probation. Lundy was arrested March 25. • Columbus Ortega Neal,

24, 377 Glass Road, pleaded guilty to two counts of sale of cocaine and was sentenced by Patrick to five years of probation plus $5,322.50 in fines and costs. Neal was indicted in May 2008 by the grand jury. • Allen Don Overton, 51, 2312 Oak St., after pleading guilty June 11 to aggravated assault, was sentenced by Patrick to four years in prison followed by five years of probation, plus $2,322.50 in fines and costs. Overton was arrested March 2, 2009. • Keithen Smith, 39, 302 Skyview Lane, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Judge M. James Chaney to two years in prison followed by three years of probation, plus $2,622.50 in fines and costs. Smith was indicted in January by the grand jury. • Kevin Jamal Smith, age unavailable, 362 China Grove Road, pleaded guilty to two

counts of sale of cocaine and was sentenced by Patrick to three years in jail followed by five years of probation, plus $6,245 in fines and costs. Smith was indicted in January 2009 by the grand jury. In Issaquena County during the week ending Friday, the grand jury was convened by Patrick, presiding judge. Jurors reviewed evidence in one case and issued an indictment. Dwight Bunton, 48, 2243 Willette Road, Mayersville, was indicted for possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) in a correctional facility April 20. The grand jury met and concluded its service Monday. Issaquena holds two grand jury sessions each year, one in January and the second in June, to review evidence in criminal cases and decide if it is sufficient to proceed to trial.

$5,322.50 in fines and costs. Thomas was found guilty of shooting Anguilla brothers Roosevelt Montgomery, 28, who died at the scene, and Shawn Montgomery, age unavailable, who was critically wounded. The shootings occurred June 7, 2009, around 2 a.m. in the parking lot of Club 14, just east of town. Also in court: • Jimmie Hall, 32, 108 W.

China St., Rolling Fork, pleaded guilty to kidnapping, rape, aggravated assault and aggravated assault with extreme indifference and was sentenced by Chaney to three concurrent 20-year prison terms, with the aggravated assault charge dropped, plus $322.50 in costs. Hall was arrested June 16, 2008 — just weeks after Patrick sentenced him to serve a year in prison for

burglarizing two Rolling Fork vehicles in March 2007. • Greg Walker, 24, 5369 Cary Blanton Road, Rolling Fork, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Chaney to one year in prison followed by three years of probation, plus restitution, fines and costs of his original sentencing order (unspecified). Walker was arrested July 5 for domestic violencesimple assault.

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PUBLIC PROGRams FitZone — Summer activities for children; reservations, 601638-3778 or www.fitzonegym. com; 1808 S. Frontage Road. Vicksburg Farmers’ Market — 8-11 a.m. Saturdays; 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays; Levee and Grove streets. Overeaters Anonymous — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays;; 1315 Adams St. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Stained Glass Workshop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in July; the Rev. Mark Bleakley, presenter; includes stained glass and basic supplies; for prices and to register, 601-

631-2977 Southern Cultural Heritage Center.

CLUBS Vicksburg Eagles Football and Cheer Car Wash — 8-2 today; $5 cars, $10 SUVs; LD’s Restaurant on Halls Ferry Road. VHS Class of 1975 — Reunion planning; 9:30 today, Gospel Temple Baptist Church, 1612 Lane St.; committees must bring final budget items; reunion, Friday-July 4; Debra Robinson Goodman, 601-636-3429; Dorothy Robinson, 601-634-8725; Malcolm Goodman, at 601-636-1941. Stringer Lodge No. 1 — Chicken and fish plate sale, 11 a.m. today until; Marcus Howard, 601-218-1848; Reginald Sanders, 601-218-0599; 1400 Baldwin Ferry Road. Vicksburg Cruisers Car Club — 6 tonight; meet at Rite Aid on Indiana Avenue; cruise to Louann’s Restaurant, 1622 Felecia Ave., Tallulah. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1971 — Last of the Bucs Summer Dance, 9 tonight; DJ J.L. “Horseman” Mitchell; $3 ad-

vance, $5 at the door; 601415-1377 or 601-631-4177; American Legion, The Hut, 1618 Main St. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1965 — 3 p.m. Sunday; reunion planning; 601-6362895, 601-634-8150 or 601638-5440; Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 817 Bowman St. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1970 — 5 p.m. Sunday; final assessment of dues from committee members; The Hut, 1618 Main St. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1960 — 6 p.m. Sunday; reunion planning meeting; LD’s Kitchen on Mulberry Street. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Kay Lee and Felicia Jones, Vicksburg Family Development Service, speakers. Lions — Noon Wednesday; speaker: Nancy Beal, instructor, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Blind, State Department of Rehabilitation Services; Jacques’. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1965 — Memorial service, 10 a.m.-noon July 3; Vicksburg

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CHURCHES Clover Valley M.B. — Vacation Bible school Fun Day, 9-2 today; 601-636-6375 or 601638-2070; 7670 Mississippi 27 South. Mercy Seat M.B. — Youth program, 5 tonight; choirs, soloists, praise team, dancers invited; 601-831-0913; the Rev. Rudy L. Smith, pastor; 5 Dos Casas Lane. Travelers Rest Baptist — United Voices of Worship, 6 tonight; groups, choirs, soloists invited; 718 Bowmar Ave. House of Israel Hebrew Culture Center — Fish fry, 11 a.m. until Sunday; LD’s Kitchen on Halls Ferry Road; 601-9068121 or 601-421-6794.

BENEFITS Taking It Back Outreach Ministry — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.5 p.m. Saturdays; whatnots and miscellaneous items; plus sizes; buy two get one free on purses; 1314 Fillmore St.; 601638-0794 or 601-831-2056.

A Warren County sheriff’s deputy injured in a wreck early Thursday was in critical condition a t Un ive r sity Medical Center Friday night, said Patrice Guilfoyle, spokesman for the hospital. David David LamLambert bert, 38, had been in serious condition Friday morning. Guilfoyle said the difference between “serious” and “critical” is slight, and is issued at the opinion of the nurse on duty. It does not necessarily mean that Lambert’s condition has seriously worsened, she said. Lambert was injured when he lost control of his cruiser, a Ford Crown Victoria, at U.S. 61 North and Oak Ridge Road. He suffered head injuries, a broken shoulder, pelvic bone and ribs and crushed hip. Sheriff Martin Pace said, based on preliminary investigation, he believes Lambert was trying to avoid something coming at him from the right at the intersection. Lambert is married with three stepchildren. He has been with the department since January.

thanks & appreciation The Vicksburg Post welcomes timely letters of thanks or salute that relate to a specific event or incident where the community was involved or invited. Letters must be original and signed with the author’s name. Letters may thank donors generally, but not include lists. Letters of more than 200 words will not be printed. The Vicksburg Post reserves the right to edit all letters. Submitted items, including letters published in this column, do not represent the views of the newspaper.

Service exceptional Last Wednesday, Becky McCormick, Barbara Morgan, Lynn Smith and I had a delicious and delightful lunch at Toney’s. One of the reasons it was so very special was our server, Mike. He was not only a good waiter, but he was interested in being sure that we got what we needed and wanted. The potato soup was so good that day and I was going into the hospital later in the week, so I asked Mike if I could buy some to have when I get home from the hospital. He said, “I’ll take care of it.” Later, he brought me a cup of potato soup, along with cheese, bacon bits and crackers in a box. He went above and beyond the call of duty. That’s why I felt like I wanted to spotlight him. When we started to leave the restaurant, he came to our table and thanked us for coming. He put his arm around me and said, “Mrs. Mary, I’ll be praying for you.” So when you can, go to Toney’s and maybe you’ll be lucky enough to get Mike for your server! Mary Atwood Vicksburg

Volunteers appreciated I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Robert Tisdale, Bob Athow, Pete Phifer, Bob Moss and the youth and adult volunteers who are working with the SOS (Service Over Self) project, making muchneeded repairs to the chapter office of the American Red Cross. In the spirit of Christ and community service, these individuals have endured numerous challenges this past week, not to mention the extreme heat, to help make our community a better place. God bless. Beverly Connelly Director American Red Cross

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Louisiana man sentenced to 35 years Ground broken on N.O. VA hospital in stun gun rape of college student ‘Creating a new start’

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A VA hospital being built to replace one flooded by Hurricane Katrina will create a New Orleans biosciences corridor and reap thousands of jobs, the U.S. chief of Veterans Affairs promised at a Friday groundbreaking. VA Secretary Eric K. Shenseki joined Gov. Bobby Jindal and some 650 others — about half of them veterans — in dedicating the 30-acre construction project. Shenski said the new hospital will bring about 2,000 construction jobs and eventually 2,200 permanent jobs with average salaries of $95,000. “We are creating a new start, one that will be a national model of patient health care all over the nation for decades to come,” Shinseki said of the planned $240-bed VA hospital and its associated buildings. As people signed in, volunteers asked if they were veterans and placed Mardi Grasstyle beads around the necks of those who said yes. The white beads were adorned with plastic flags — one for each armed service, and one for POWs. Anyone who wanted something larger than a program to cool themselves in the steamy heat could get a folding fan emblazoned in red, white and blue. Speakers extolled the project as something owed to the nation’s veterans, many of them transported to the site from the Superdome on a shuttle bus. Although politicians and business people have touted plans for a New Orleans medical bioscience corridor for years, Ron Forman, who spoke for the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region, said this project will bring about that vision. The federal government is putting $1 billion into the hospital complex, and the state is putting a bit more than that

PURVIS (AP) — A Louisiana man accused of using a stun gun and handcuffs during sexual assaults has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for raping a Hattiesburg college student in 2009. James H. Crockett of Chalmette, La., was sentenced Friday by Circuit Judge R.I. Prichard III. District Attorney Hal Kittrell had said the victim agreed with a plea agreement, in which a burglary charge was dismissed. Crockett pleaded guilty June 4 in the 2009 rape in Hattiesburg, part of a crime spree

not yet been identified as a suspect in the earlier crimes, he was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and released. He returned to Louisiana, and attacked a woman on July 10 in Hammond, though she was able to fend him off. By then, authorities had linked Crockett to the attacks in Mississippi and Louisiana, and began a manhunt. He was arrested July 12, 2009, in Huntsville, Ala. Authorities said the cuffs and stun gun taken from Crockett during his first arrest in Alabama were used in the first two attacks.

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Veterans Affairs employee Harry Pigman, left, explains plans for a new VA hospital to Army veteran Wilfred Treece, 58, of New Orleans, at Friday’s groundbreaking. into an adjacent campus for a public hospital, Forman said. “Two-and-a-half billion dollars in real money has never been spent on developing a medical corridor,” he said. “ ... Industry will follow leadership.” Jindal said it was an honor to be on stage with Shinseki and the others. “It is a greater honor to stand here with these veterans who ran toward danger rather than away from it so we could be free,” the governor said. The hospital, planned for completion in 2013 and

expected to be fully open in 2014, will serve more than 70,000 veterans, according to the VA. “It’s been a long time coming,” said veteran Clyde Livaudais, 80, of Metairie, who wore a maroon cap proclaiming him a former POW. He said he spent 27 months in a prison camp after the Chinese overran the infantry unit to which he was assigned as an artilleryman. “I don’t like to go back there,” he said. “I’ve been back so much with the psychiatrists, psychologists and all.”

Waveland mayor cleared of embezzlement BAY ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Hancock County jury on Friday acquitted Waveland Mayor Tommy Longo of embezzlement.

through three states where he used a stun gun and handcuffs during two rapes. He is accused of raping a 22-year-old woman July 5, 2009, in Baton Rouge, La., where he was charged with aggravated rape, aggravated battery and false imprisonment. He also was sought in Hammond, La., on attempted aggravated assault and kidnapping charges. Crockett was detained in Florence, Ala., July 7, 2009 after he was caught hanging around at an apartment complex with handcuffs and a stun gun. However, since he had

Longo, arrested Jan. 22, was accused of using his cityissued Fuelman card for his personal vehicle between September 2008 and August 2009.

The total amount was $1,116, said a state auditor’s report. Defense attorneys said Longo used his personal car on city business.

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A Vicksburg police cruiser was heavily damaged after a chase early Friday morning when a patrolman tried to pull over another driver who refused to stop. No one was injured, but Brett Bagley, 31, 8905 Country Scene Way, Las Vegas, was arrested at 3:25 and charged with aggravated assault and felony eluding, police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. The patrolman, not identified, tried to pull over Bagley, who was driving a Chevrolet Surburban with one headlight out, at Mission 66 and Clay Street. Passengers were Bagley’s his wife, another woman and her three children, Williams said.

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The chase ended after about 10 minutes at a dead end on Levee Street when Bagley tried to make a U-turn and hit the cruiser head on. Bagley was being held at police headquarters Friday without bond pending an initial appearance in court.

Man reporting to jail held on new charge A Vicksburg man who reported to the Warren County Jail Friday for a scheduled weekend confinement received a new charge

Vicksburg man held on aggravated assault A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail Friday charged with aggravated assault. Cornell Miles, 21, 109 Pemberton St., was arrested by sheriff’s deputies at 12:05 p.m. He was being held without bond pending an initial hearing.

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Education Bold solutions needed for impending cuts From other Mississippi newspapers: • Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo: When the new school year begins in August, Mississippi school districts will have all gotten leaner. They’ll have fewer teachers and fewer employees in general. They will have cut corners in many other ways to reduce expenses. It’s all out of necessity, brought on by the most extensive revenue downslide in modern state history. The state budget for the 2011 fiscal year, which begins July 1, leaves K-12 education $232 million short of full funding under the formula in state law. The coming year’s education budget may be further slashed if federal stimulus funds to reduce the state’s Medicaid match, thus freeing up money for schools, don’t arrive as earlier

anticipated. The state’s $2.32 billion expenditure in FY 2010 for schools is $220 million less than was spent three years before. So schools have been squeezed. So far, it’s been largely under the parental and community radar. While teachers, administrators and school personnel have felt the pinch themselves, the schools have managed to keep the educational impact minimal. That could change dramatically in the fall of 2011. Federal stimulus funds have made what would have been a horrific budget situation at least tolerable, but they’re scheduled to run out after this school year. Unless there’s another major stimulus package passed in Congress, schools will face cuts in 2011-2012 that will be wrenching. ... It goes without saying that these are

hardly the times to cut back on the breadth and depth of academic offerings and the effectiveness of classroom instruction in Mississippi schools as the state tries desperately to raise standards and performance. That other states are in the same boat isn’t much of a consolation since Mississippi has so much ground to cover in catching up. The economy is beginning to show signs of turning around, but Mississippi historically has been slow in catching up to national trends, especially in tax collections following a recession. Many more hits without some revenue relief could do long-range damage to Mississippi schools that would take years to repair. If that time comes, state leaders will need to find ways, even politically unpopular ones, to keep education from reeling.

Capping damages vital to Mississippi The Greenwood Commonwealth: Mississippi’s Supreme Court is presently weighing a case that threatens to undermine the state’s efforts to rein in lawsuit abuse. Earlier this month, the justices heard arguments about a civil judgment in a Humphreys County case that left both sides unhappy. In 2008, a jury awarded Ronnie Lee Lymas $4.17 million after he was shot while leaving a convenience store in Belzoni. The jury agreed with Lymas that Double Quick Inc. didn’t do enough to ensure his safety. The judge in the case reduced the verdict to $1.67 million, in compliance with a 2004 state law that caps pain and suffering and other noneconomic damages

at $1 million. Double Quick wants the verdict overturned; Lymas’ attorneys want the $4.17 million judgment restored. And a host of other parties, including Gov. Haley Barbour, have weighed in, saying that, regardless of the liability issue, the damage cap must be upheld or this state will once again be home to a “jackpot justice” system that was scaring away doctors and employers. As far as the merits of the case, it is hard to see how a reasonable jury could think Double Quick should have prevented the assault on Lymas. He was shot in the back in the store’s parking lot 11 times in broad daylight. Security cameras would not have prevented what happened. Is the jury saying that every

business has to have round-the-clock manned security on the chance that someone, sometime might be hurt by a criminal element that comes onto their property at the same time? The questionable merits of the case notwithstanding, what should not prevail is the plaintiff’s attempt to throw out damage caps. Mississippi, through its elected representatives, decided how much could be awarded for the nebulous category of noneconomic damages. The state had become a haven for lawsuits. Liability insurance became not just more expensive but harder to obtain. The damage limits, adopted under Barbour’s urging, brought some sanity back to the civil justice system.

Get needed BP funds dispersed quickly The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: There is no more important priority for the people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and of the larger Gulf states region than stopping the flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. But a close second on the list of priorities for British Petroleum and the federal government is getting some of the initial $20 billion in compensation funds BP has committed into the hands of Gulf Coast residents in immediate economic distress. Gov. Haley Barbour met last week with Ken Feinberg, the former prosecutor who oversaw the 9/11 victims’ compensation fund who was tapped last week by President Barack Obama and BP executives to serve a similar role as head of the BP oil spill victim compensation fund. Barbour, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” over the weekend, praised that move:

“I thought appointing Ken Feinberg, who’s got a great reputation that’s well deserved, is good for BP and good for the government,” Barbour said. “Get BP out of that, but BP has got to pay and everybody has to understand that BP is the responsible party.” While BP, Obama, Barbour and Feinberg all seem to be on the same page in terms of philosophy, there’s a difference in talking about getting compensation checks into the hands of those who need them and actually doing so. BP released its latest tally of response costs Monday, including $105 million paid out so far to 32,000 claimants. The figure does not include a $20 billion fund that BP last week agreed to set up to compensate Gulf businesses. In addition, there are also scores of lawsuits piling up against BP for the April 20 rig explosion that killed 11 workers and the ensuing oil spill. Those facts are complicated by the

reality that BP also argues that its partners in the oil well project must share responsibility for the disaster costs. BP owned 65 percent of the well, while Anadarko Petroleum Corp. had a 25 percent stake and a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. Ltd. of Japan had a 10 percent stake. Congress is holding hearings, BP is holding press conferences and politicians are picking their way through a highly complex political minefield. Meanwhile, fishermen, oystermen, business owners, charter boat captains, tourism and hospitality workers and thousands of other workers whose livelihoods depend on the Gulf have bills to pay and no means to work. It’s time for Feinberg to set about getting compensation into the hands of the people who need help now. Obama was right to say “plug the d*** hole.” It’s now time for BP to begin to “write the d*** checks.” Actually, it’s past time.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Mrs. M. Lips is spending the summer in Michigan.


110 YEARS AGO: 1900 100 YEARS AGO: 1910

30 YEARS AGO: 1980

The steamer Vernie Swaunn is placed in the Finney docks.

Kelli Rose Rush celebrates her second birthday. • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zelasko announce the birth of a son, John Francis, on June 24. • Maj. Alexander B. Mackey receives the Mississippi Magnolia Medal.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 R.T. Goldsby is on his way to Parchman. • C.G. Maas has a narrow escape from death under a street car.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990

80 YEARS AGO: 1930

The old Mississippi River Bridge is deemed unsafe and closed to traffic. • Carmen Michelle Farrish celebrates her second birthday.

Dr. and Mrs. George Street return from Chicago. • Vicksburg wins over Monroe, 10-2. The Rev. William Mansell is to preach his first sermon at First Presbyterian.

has Vicksburgers talking about the author’s view of “our town.”

60 YEARS AGO: 1950

50 YEARS AGO: 1960

James Street’s article concerning this city

40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Vicksburg Evening Post prints by the offset method for the first time. • Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lee announce the birth of a daughter, Krista Anne, June 23.

Maj. Thomas Casey opens bids for dredging of the Yazoo Canal.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940

the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Ann, on June 24.

Dr. and Mrs. John Clark Williams announce

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 An underwater camera is donated to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department and Vicksburg Fire Department.

In Kansas, I can’t help but notice, it’s as if the 2008 presidential election is scheduled for next week. I see more McCain-Palin stickers than cows.

Today’s politics: Laughs to keep us from weeping PRATT, Kansas — Somebody went to a lot of trouble to make two realistic Barack Obama effigies and tableaux worthy of Disney. “Obama Stimulus Package Free Junk,” said a sign propped beside discarded automobile tires, a ripped recliner and a stove riddled with bullet holes. The life-size Obama dummy, dressed in a black suit, is standing atop the stove. The other scene, at the opposite side of the Prater Oil and Gas parking lot, is President Obama in medical scrubs, a stethoscope hung around his neck. “Obama Care Makes Me Sick,” reads the sign. “Honk for no government health care.” RHETA I’ve always liked gRIMSLEY Kansas for the reason a lot of other travelers do not — it goes on forever and is boring. True on both counts. But I find Kansas’ landlocked, agricultural vistas soothing, the same as sleeping against the wall in a double bed. All ax murderers and sundry intruders must mutilate someone else first. Kansas probably would be the last place threatened by enemy attack. Even though I’m not honking to rid the nation of health care, I find interesting this elaborate, labor-intensive exercise in free speech just off the brick streets of Pratt. Interesting enough to photograph. I hop out, and aim and shoot. Until the sunflowers bloom, it might be the only Kansas photo opportunity. Driving across this physically great country of ours is a crash course in political science. American politics, however, is more of an art than a science. There are always more slogans and visual aids than you can shake a stick at. Citizens wear their politics on their bumpers — and in their yards, and on church signs and lapels. I know I do. Friends gave me a “THINK OUTSIDE THE FOX” bumper sticker, and I couldn’t wait to stick it to my car lest I be mistaken for a Fox hound. I’d been feeling a little naked since I peeled off the “REDNECKS FOR OBAMA” sticker after the election. In Kansas, I can’t help but notice, it’s as if the 2008 presidential election is scheduled for next week. I see more McCain-Palin stickers than cows. Maybe that dream ticket is planning a revival. The day before, I stopped at the Will Rogers Memorial museum in his hometown of Claremont, Okla. Rogers famously said that when politicians make a law, it is a joke, and when they make a joke, it becomes a law. Once upon a time, Rogers’ wit warmed the airwaves and lifted political discourse to a level rarely seen these days. Only Louisiana’s James Carville comes close to finding the innate and wicked humor of American politics when spouting off on television free-for-alls. Mostly pundits stay in high dudgeon, shrill as a shift change whistle at a factory about to be exported to Honduras. And maybe it’s not a laughing matter what’s happening to a nation so big and diverse it is clumsy to govern. Maybe we laugh to keep from crying. •


Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate

Saturday, June 26, 2010

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‘We are where we thought’: BP says relief-well plan on track Company’s stock tumbles 6 percent, its lowest point in 14 years NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP’s effort to drill a relief well through 2 1/2 miles of rock to stop the Gulf spill is on target for completion by mid-August, the oil giant said Friday. But BP’s stock tumbled anyway over the mounting costs of the disaster and the company’s inability to plug the leak sooner. The first tropical depression of the Atlantic season formed in the Caribbean, raising concerns about what might happen to efforts to contain the oil if bad weather forces BP to abandon them. It’s still too early to tell exactly where the storm might go and how it might affect oil on and below the surface of the Gulf. The relief well is considered the best hope of halting the crude that has been gushing since April 20 in the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

The crew that has been drilling the relief well since early May ran a test to confirm it is on the right path, using a tool that detects the magnetic field around the casing of the original, blown-out well. “The layman’s translation is, ‘We are where we thought we were,”’ said BP spokesman Bill Salvin. Several such tests are necessary, since drilling sideways into the original well casing requires boring through more than 13,000 feet of rock to hit a target 9 inches in diameter, or about the size of a dinner plate. Once the new well intersects the ruptured one, BP plans to pump heavy drilling mud in to stop the oil flow and plug it with cement. Despite the encouraging news, BP stock tumbled 6 percent in New York on Friday to a 14-year low on news that

BP has now spent $2.35 billion dealing with the disaster. BP has lost more than $100 billion in market value since its deep-water drilling platform blew up, and its stock is worth less than half the $60 or so it was selling for on the day of the explosion. In other news: • A financial disclosure report released Friday shows that the Louisiana judge who struck down the Obama administration’s six-month ban on deep-water drilling in the Gulf has sold many of his energy investments. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman still owns eight energy-related investments, including stock in Exxon Mobil Corp. • Labor Secretary Hilda Solis slammed BP — along with Massey Energy, owner of the West Virginia coal mine where 29 workers died in an explosion in April — saying

Jindal vetoes bill to open spill records BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal rejected a bill Friday that would have required him to make public and to preserve all his office’s documents involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In his veto letter, the governor said the legislation would have hurt the state’s posiGov. Bobby tion in future Jindal litigation against BP PLC, the oil giant that leased the rig which exploded April 20 in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and causing the disaster. “This bill would allow BP and other parties with potential liability to the state to

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS obtain information retained by any state agency responding to this tragic event,” Jindal wrote, saying such access could jeopardize the state’s position in seeking legal remedy for the spill’s damage.

DOJ urges court to delay oil ruling WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Friday urged a federal appeals court to delay a judge’s ruling overturning a drilling moratorium in the Gulf. In court papers, the Obama administration said the suspensions in deepwater drilling are crucially important

to protect human health and the environment from another disaster. At the same time, the federal government’s lawyers argued that the moratorium targets only a small number of deepwater operations that present safety concerns, affecting less than 1 percent of the existing structures in the Gulf dedicated to oil exploration and production. The Justice Department said that the lower court judge, U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, committed legal error and abused his discretion by blocking the moratorium. “The public’s interest weighs heavily in favor of making sure that another comparable tragedy does not occur,” the Justice Department told the appeals court.

they need better safety measures. “We are not saying go out of business,” she said. “Do your job better. Make an investment in your employees. We want you to make a profit, but not at the expense of killing your employees.” • Vice President Joe Biden will head to the Gulf on Tuesday. • The IRS said payments for lost wages from BP’s $20 billion victims compensation fund are taxable just like regular income. Payments for physical injuries or property loss are generally tax-free.

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Oil cleanup workers, above, look for tar balls as vacationers enjoy the beach in Destin, Fla., Friday. Oil has also made its way to the Mississippi Sound, with tar balls discovered on some barrier islands this week.




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Rare tornado rips through Connecticut; at least 30 injured BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Residents of Connecticut’s largest city counted themselves lucky Friday that no one died in a rare tornado that shredded trees and roofs, took out power lines, collapsed buildings and even swept through a museum dedicated to flamboyant showman P.T. Barnum. More than 30 people were sent to hospitals, mostly with minor injuries, after the latest blow to a city that has struggled with poverty, crime and a history of political corruption even as it makes some progress with sports stadiums and downtown developments. “The tornado touched down for just a short period of time, but it will take several weeks, perhaps months to put so many lives and livelihoods back together,” said Gov. M. Jodi Rell, who toured the damage and said the state would pursue federal assistance. Officials of the National Weather Service confirmed Friday that the storm produced a 100-yard-wide tor-

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Emergency personnel survey tornado damage in Bridgeport, Conn. nado with winds of at least 100 mph that traveled less than a quarter-mile. Remarkably, injuries were few. Officials at St. Vincent’s Medical Center said Friday that they admitted only two people — one for a broken leg and another with an oxygen-level problem. Both are

expected to fully recover. “I think everybody just breathed a deep sigh of relief,” Mayor Bill Finch said Friday, estimating damage in the millions of dollars. He also lifted a city curfew and a state of emergency. Hundreds of bricks shook loose from buildings, trees

split in half and crushed cars and a billboard hung precariously several stories up over Main Street. Nine buildings were partially or fully collapsed, including at least three that were brought to their foundations. Rescuers searched the rubble to ensure no one had been inside.

A Catholic high school, a museum dedicated to P.T. Barnum and several other buildings also had roof and window damage in Bridgeport, a former industrial and manufacturing center of about 135,000 residents. Twenty to 30 buildings will have to be inspected, Finch said. At the Barnum museum, executive director Kathleen Maher said the storm blew out windows and brought in glass shards and other debris that covered exhibits. The debris coated the tiny furniture and a carriage that belonged to circus star Tom Thumb, stripping off some paint, as well as Barnum’s chair. The damage came as the museum geared up for a celebration of Barnum’s 200th birthday next month. Maher said that the show would go on, but that part of the museum might remain closed for a while as it assesses the damage. Barnum “might not have staged the storm, but certainly would have taken the opportunity to work it to his advan-

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ACTIVE STOCKS NEW YORK (AP) — Friday’s prices for NYSE listed most active stocks: Sales High Low Close Chg ACE Ltd 1.26e 174246 53.53 52.11 53.20 + .41 AES Corp 94249 9.97 9.65 9.86 + .18 AMR 108454 7.70 7.28 7.33 — .30 AT&T Inc 1.68 355354 25.15 24.68 24.79 — .26 AbtLab 1.76 117980 47.64 47.10 47.19 — .27 Accenture .75 420410 41.13 39.24 40.55 + 3.00 Alcoa .12 258172 11.28 10.99 11.23 + .12 AlpTotDiv .66a 108505 5.55 5.14 5.16 — .86 AmExp .72 165258 42.67 40.94 42.67 + 1.61 Anadarko .36 144356 37.87 36.31 37.68 — .09 Annaly 2.61e x146760 17.45 17.11 17.42 + .32 BP PLC 888763 28.08 26.83 27.02 — 1.72 BkofAm .04 1670066 15.62 15.11 15.42 + .40 BkNYMel .36 102894 26.07 25.52 25.88 + .36 BarVixShT 184809 28.75 27.64 27.72 — .63 BarrickG .40 99920 46.88 45.12 46.33 + 1.74 BerkH B s 796797 81.90 79.25 81.90 + 3.04 BestBuy .60f 130839 35.92 35.00 35.16 — .58 BlockHR .60 114520 16.05 15.03 15.55 + .59 BostonSci 235447 6.14 5.91 6.11 + .15 BrMySq 1.28 189012 25.83 25.23 25.57 + .22 CBS B .20 126240 14.16 13.60 14.13 + .36 CIT Grp n 106953 36.28 34.66 35.49 — .23 CVS Care .35 132465 30.87 30.54 30.60 — .19 Caterpillar 1.76f 96445 64.71 62.92 64.71 + 1.34 ChesEng .30 123069 23.29 22.58 22.98 + .10 Chevron 2.88f 183058 71.13 69.88 70.06 — .77 Chimera .63e 360733 3.84 3.72 3.80 + .08 Citigrp 5903521 3.95 3.82 3.94 + .16 CocaCl 1.76 238971 51.93 50.26 50.26 — 1.54 ConocPhil 2.20f 174867 52.66 51.69 51.92 — .59 Corning .20 231739 17.83 17.27 17.33 — .36 Covidien .72 253616 42.36 41.38 41.95 + .38 DeltaAir 117832 12.35 11.81 12.00 — .31 DevelDiv .08 173154 11.14 10.70 10.89 + .13 DirFBear rs 762886 15.87 14.65 14.80 — 1.17 DrxFBull s .15e 634143 23.04 21.41 22.80 + 1.53 DirxSCBear 497641 7.49 6.89 6.99 — .39 DirxSCBull 4.83e 141865 43.95 40.70 43.44+ 2.09 Disney .35 110305 33.68 33.12 33.48 — .12 EMC Cp 406733 19.34 18.65 19.24 + .59 ExxonMbl 1.76f 782011 60.24 59.10 59.10 — .97 FordM 1196151 10.77 10.42 10.75 — .03 FMCG 1.20f 151652 66.84 63.18 66.57 + 3.13 GenElec .40 1102323 15.15 14.82 14.91 — .17 vjGnGrthP 120349 14.45 13.89 14.24 + .13 Genworth 138489 14.21 13.65 14.01 + .04 Hallibrtn .36 213539 26.34 25.27 26.34 + 1.13 HomeDp .95 311960 30.25 29.58 30.20 + .53 HostHotls .04 129184 14.53 14.05 14.42 + .36 iShBraz 2.58e 156938 66.99 65.27 66.91 + 1.37 iShChina25 .68e 179426 41.36 40.68 41.18+ .41 iShEMkts .59e 587639 39.53 38.77 39.43 + .46 iS Eafe 1.38e 315358 48.99 48.17 48.85 + .28 iShR2K .75e 760168 64.92 63.20 64.63 + 1.09 iShREst 1.81e 205645 50.01 48.54 49.83 + 1.24 IngerRd .28 186644 38.37 37.32 38.00 — .25 IntPap .50f 126415 24.64 23.54 24.59 + .87 Interpublic 115077 8.05 7.71 7.71 — .25 ItauUnibH .55r 102841 19.43 18.85 19.42 + .23 JPMorgCh .20 673966 39.60 38.28 39.44 + 1.41 JohnJn 2.16f 301508 59.87 58.63 58.70 — .90 KB Home .25 105639 11.90 11.05 11.12 — 1.10 Keycorp .04 103572 8.35 8.08 8.27 + .22

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DR. GEORGE AT WORK Q: I work in a women’s apparel store. I divorced about 10 years ago, but sometimes customers who don’t see a wedding ring on my finger think I’m some lost little lamb (no DR. GEORGE R. kidding). They ask me about a blouse they want to buy, and move into the immediate question, “Why isn’t a pretty girl like you married?” I am so tired of the question that I want to say, “None of your business.” However, I usually say something bland like, “ I am not mentally ready for another husband yet.” Then she may say, “You will never be ready and the longer you wait, the less chance you will find a good man.” The men are worse. They see that I’m single and start asking


me out for coffee. I love my job and am a top salesperson. Do you think it would be better if I bought a cheap ring and put it on to avoid the intrusion? — Out of Patience A: Tell your boss what’s happening. Tell him you are going to get a ring and why. I can’t see why he would care. Of course, don’t forget those who know you and say, “When did you get married.” Just say, “ I choose not to take it off to give people ideas I am in the market for another husband.” Then, when the customer intensifies the probe, just repeat over and over, what you said — like a broken record. He or she will get the picture. •

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


Shot of relief

Bank stocks soar on new Wall Street rules NEW YORK (AP) — Bank stocks shot higher Friday after an agreement on a financial regulation bill reassured investors that new rules won’t devastate financial companies’ profits. Bank stocks outdistanced the rest of the market after congressional negotiators agreed on a banking overhaul bill that regulates the complex investments known as derivates, but much less strictly than investors feared. The agreement also alleviated another investor concern. A plan that would have had banks paying for the costs of unwinding mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was not included in the bill that will now go to the House and Senate for final approval. Analysts said the deal removes a huge cloud that has hovered over the financial industry for much of this year.

Analysts said the deal removes a huge cloud that has hovered over the financial industry for much of this year. Investors have feared that intense regulation would devastate bank profits. Now, the market seems to believe that financial companies would do well even with the new limits on their business. Investors have feared that intense regulation would devastate bank profits. Now, the market seems to believe that financial companies would do well even with the new limits on their business. “They come out of this bigtime winners,” Bob Froehlich, senior managing director at Hartford Financial Services, said of financial companies. “Two years later, people will look back and say, ‘My gosh, nothing really changed.”’ Banks were the market’s big performers on a day when the Dow Jones industrial average

fell almost 9 points and the other major indexes had only slim gains. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. rose 3.5 percent, while JPMorgan Chase & Co. gained 3.7 percent. Bank of America rose 2.7 percent and Citigroup Inc. rose 4.2 percent. Regional banks also scored big gains. Suntrust Banks Inc. rose 4.6 percent and Synovus Financial Corp. gained 5.3 percent. Investors had feared that the financial regulation bill would sharply curtail bank profits by limiting financial compa-

nies’ ability to trade in derivatives. Companies and investors often use derivatives to hedge against losses. But some derivatives are purely speculative investments, and some of these derivatives have been blamed for contributing heavily to the collapse of the housing market and the 2008 financial crisis. The Dow fell 8.99, or 0.1 percent, to 10,143.81. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 3.07, or 0.3 percent, to 1,076.76, and the Nasdaq composite index rose 6.06, or 0.3 percent, to 2,223.48. For the week, the Dow is down 2.9 percent, while the S&P 500 is down 3.6 percent and the Nasdaq is off 3.7 percent. The market fell sharply Wednesday and Thursday in response to the disappointing economic reports.

SEC gets OK to halt suspected Ponzi scheme WASHINGTON (AP) — The government said Friday it obtained a court order to halt an alleged $34 million Ponzi scheme targeting federal employees and law enforcement agents nationwide with promises of safe investments in a nonexistent bond fund. The Securities and Exchange Commission said the order issued by a federal judge in Miami also froze the assets of the estate of the late Kenneth Wayne McLeod, his consulting firm Federal Employee Benefits Group of Jacksonville, Fla., and an affiliated investment firm. The SEC alleged that McLeod and his firms defrauded an estimated 260 investors starting in 1988.

The SEC alleged that Kenneth Wayne McLeod and his firms defrauded an estimated 260 investors starting in 1988. McLeod used their retirement savings to enrich himself and pay for lavish entertainment including yearly trips to the Super Bowl for himself and 40 friends, the SEC said in a civil complaint filed Thursday in federal court in Miami. McLeod’s estate, the retirement benefits consulting firm and the investment firm, F&S Asset Management Group, don’t appear to be represented by an attorney, the SEC said. Representatives of the firms couldn’t immediately be located for comment Friday.

Lexus hybrids recalled over possible fuel leak WASHINGTON (AP) — Toyota said Friday it will recall 17,000 Lexus luxury hybrids after testing showed that fuel can spill during a rear end crash. The Japanese automaker said tests conducted for the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration found that fuel leaked during a rear impact crash at 50 miles per hour on a 2010 HS250h sedan. The test, conducted by a NHTSA contractor, showed that fuel spilled as the vehicle spun around after impact. Toyota’s own testing has

not shown any spillage, but a spokesman said the company plans to issue a voluntary recall It is notifying dealers to stop selling the car. Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, has attempted to rebound from a series of recalls. Earlier this week, Toyota Motor Corp. president Akio Toyoda, the grandson of the automaker’s founder, apologized to shareholders for the trouble. Toyota is set to open a plant in northeast Mississippi that will build Corollas.

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McLeod, who was 48 and lived in Jacksonville, died Tuesday. His body reportedly was found in a Jacksonville park with an apparent selfinflicted gunshot wound. Following his death, it is unclear who, if anyone, is in control of the two firms, the SEC said. The SEC alleged that McLeod lured many of the active and retired federal employees through retirement planning seminars he put on at government agencies around the country. The agencies paid Federal Employee Benefits

Group as much as $15,000 for each seminar. McLeod promoted the security of the government bond fund but in fact never bought any bonds and used the money to run a Ponzi scheme, using new investors’ money to pay earlier investors, according to the SEC. Federal Employee Benefits Group provided investors with personalized retirement benefit analyses and offered the option of having F&S Asset Management manage their money, the SEC said. McLeod also offered many investors guaranteed annual returns of 8 percent to 10 percent in a tax-free fund backed by government bonds, the agency said.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Obama’s TSA choice — third one — confirmed by Senate Pistole is former FBI deputy chief WASHINGTON (AP) — The third time was the charm for President Barack Obama to fill the top job at the Transportation Security Administration. The Senate Friday confirmed John Pistole, the former deputy FBI director, to head the TSA. The vote was unanimous. Obama’s first two choices to run the agency dropped out during their confirmation processes over the past year. Pistole had a President Barack Obama 27-year career with the FBI and rose through the ranks of its counterterrorism division. His background was touted as bringing an enhanced law enforcement perspective to the agency whose primary mission is to shore up the nation’s defenses against terrorist threats in the air, on roads and rails. The TSA was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist

attacks, and it’s most well known for screening passengers at airports. In 2008, TSA screeners got new uniforms and police-style metal badges, a move some say was intended to improve their image as law enforcement officers. Obama’s first choice for the post, Erroll Southers, withdrew his nomination after it became apparent he would have trouble winning confirmation. Questions were raised about a reprimand that Southers, a top official with the Los Angeles Airport Police Department, had received for running background checks on his then-estranged wife’s boyfriend two decades ago. He acknowledged giving Congress inconsistent answers. Obama then nominated Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Harding, but he too took himself out of the running in March. Harding had extensive intelligence experience that Obama hoped to tap in fortifying security against attacks such as the Christmas Day airliner attack. But Harding’s past as a defense contractor raised complications for his nomination.

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GOP calling on military brass to testify against Supreme Court nominee bar recruiters from the Harvard Law career services office over the prohibition on openly gay solElena diers. Kagan Both sides were gearing up for a week’s worth of politically charged exchanges on the qualifications of President Barack Obama’s nominee, the role of judges in society and hot-button issues ranging from gun rights to gay marriage. Democrats said they would call conservative supporters of Kagan as witnesses, in an apparent bid to bolster their argument that she’s a mainstream pick. The White House said Kagan, who once blasted Supreme Court nominees for stonewalling important questions, would be forthcoming during her own hearings. “She’s going to be in a position to talk knowledgeably and in depth, but clearly and effec-

tively, to the range of questions that are appropriately asked of a Supreme Court nominee,” White House Counsel Bob Bauer told reporters in a conference call. Aides noted that Kagan has drawn endorsements from some leading conservative lawyers and academics, but sidestepped a question about whether Kagan is a liberal. “Every justice has a point of view that they bring to the bench. The question is are they going to decide issues on the merits and ... in an impartial way,” presidential adviser David Axelrod said. “Yes, Elena Kagan will absolutely do that.” Republican senators and a


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Aides: Democrats might try to revive stalled jobless bill WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats controlling the House might try to revive a long-stalled jobless aid bill next week. Democratic officials’ aides said the measure may be voted as a stand-alone bill shorn of controversial tax and spending provisions that prompted Senate Republicans to filibuster the unemployment aide this week.

But the Senate might not have enough time to clear the measure for President Barack Obama’s desk before leaving Washington for the Fourth of July recess. The impasse has meant that more than 1.2 million people have lost unemployment benefits averaging $300 a week. The aides spoke on condition of anonymity to speak freely about internal party strategy.

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said Cornyn, who added that he would question the nominee about “her commitment to protecting Second Amendment rights.” The military witnesses Republicans plan to call next week are retired Air Force Col. Thomas N. Moe; Pete

Hegseth, an Iraq war veteran who heads the conservative group Vets for Freedom; and Army veteran Flagg Youngblood, who has written that Kagan is anti-military. Also testifying for Republicans will be conservative activists.



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Saturday, June 26, 2010

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The Levee Street Depot

Depot Continued from Page A1. Kenneth R. Thompson was the lowest of three bidders when proposals were first opened April 19. Those bids, however, were rejected because bid guidelines were not followed by two bidders and one came in above the architect estimate. Kenneth R. Thompson’s bid at that time was $1,450,000, or $85,000 less than the bid the company was awarded Friday. The transportation museum has been in the works for about five years. About 1,500 books, a dozen model trains with 150 model rail cars and other exhibits have been donated to the museum, executive director Lamar Roberts has said. Some of the model steamships currently housed in Roberts’ Battlefield Museum on North Frontage Road will be moved to the new museum, plus aviation and railway displays and models are being designed. The Battlefield Museum will remain open as normal until the transportation museum is complete, at which point Roberts has said the Battlefield museum primarily will feature military displays. He estimates the transportation museum will draw about 50,000 visitors annually. The VCVB and Main Street have been displaced since the January 2006 collapse of a Clay Street building that potentially compromised the structural integrity of their shared headquarters at 1221 Washington St. The VCVB has been conducting all of its official busi-

Porter Continued from Page A1. the teens said they became frightened and “pulled the trigger without thinking.” The three had claimed to be members of a gang known as “K-3,” the K reportedly for the north Vicksburg community of Kings, though none of the teens lives there. Smith said the prosecution team, which included Assistant District Attorney Dewey Arthur, had hoped for the maximum 20-year sentence but respect the decision of the court. “With these convictions we believe that we, along with local law enforcement officers, have dealt a fatal blow to the individuals calling themselves the K-3 gang,” Smith said. In recent months,

Missing Continued from Page A1. the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Swamp land in the 12,695-acre Mahannah Wildlife Management Area, near where Ashley’s vehicle was found, was partially drained and searched — and searched again. Some family members have taken their quest even farther, “to New Orleans and Yazoo — everywhere we think he would go,” said Charles Ashley. Jason Allen Ashley was

Fire Continued from Page A1. side Vicksburg corporate limits, barely a tenth of a mile away from the line at East Clay Street and U.S. 80. The city’s ambulances have responded to fires with injuries outside city limits before, when county volunteers request assistance —

ness in a manufactured building behind its visitor center at 3300 Clay St. since the collapse. Main Street had its offices located in the City Hall Annex until this spring, when it began renting office space at 1309 Washington St. The group, which has two full-time employees, has said it will move into the depot as soon as possible. The VCVB is to give the city $150,000 toward the depot renovation project. Main Street, which is primarily funded by the city and a special tax assessed on commercial properties within the downtown district, is not being asked to contribute any funds. Both are to enter into a 20-year lease with the city and pay about $500 per month for rent and utilities. The city bought the depot in 2002 for about $295,000 as part of Mayor Laurence Leyens’ urban renewal plan for City Front — which has seen the completion of the Riverfront Murals, Art Park and Splash Fountain at Catfish Row and a Junior Auxiliary river-themed playground. Less than a block away from the depot at Washington and Jackson streets, the dry-docked MV Mississippi IV is to be transformed into a $16 million interpretive center and museum by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A spring 2011 completion date had been expected, but the project has been put on hold since a nearby March 26 land shift. Work is expected to resume on the project in the coming weeks.

Meeting Friday, in the absence of North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • Recognized employment anniversaries of Larry Smith, 20 years, right of way; Janice Robinson, 15 years, water and gas administration; Beverly Prentiss, 15 years, police; Donald Brooks, 15 years, engineering; and Michael Walker, Andrew Rodgers and Derrick Stamps, all 15 years in the fire department. • OK’d board meeting minutes from May 3. • Accepted a check from Brown Bottling Group Inc. of Ridgeland for $18,800. Mayor Paul Winfield said the money will be used to purchase a new scoreboard for James “Fuzzy” Johnson Memorial Park on Mission 66. Brown Bottling Group, a Pepsi distributor, was awarded a contract for the city’s soft drink franchise in March, and company representatives told the mayor and aldermen the donation is to show they are committed to being a good corporate partner with the city. • Awarded a bid for vehicle accessories to Fleet Safety Equipment Inc. of Memphis and Roper Supply Company of Picayune. • Canceled a contract for Cedar Hill Cemetery grass cutting with Scallions Lawn Service of Vicksburg and forfeited the company’s five percent bid bond; and OK’d a new contract with Charles Scott Lawn Service of Yazoo City at $7,500 per cutting. Purchasing Director Tim Smith said Scallions could not meet the needs of the cemetery. Scallions had the contract — for $6,449 per cutting — since March 25, when original bid winner Holmes Lawn Care of Anguilla was unable to meet the contract needs it agreed to for $4,590 per

the DA had also secured convictions on other reputed members of the gang who had been accused of a series of robberies, some armed and some with physical force, against pedestrians in the spring of 2009. One of those charged in the holdups was former high school basketball star Sha’Kayla Caples, 19, 414 Ford Road, who lost a college scholarship after her arrest. The robbery charges against her were dismissed and she was not indicted in return for her pledge to testify as a state’s witness in the trial. She is Gemini Porter’s cousin. In his remarks from the bench, Patrick said he had received many letters from the community prior to the sentencing and read them all, along with other statements and reports from officials

that were part of the sentencing report. “The community has been somewhat divided on this case, and may be misinformed,” he said, with some people writing him that they thought the teens were being railroaded. “There were at least five statements given that all three defendants had guns, that all three were shooting at the victim. I read no statements of people that said something different than that.” About 40 attended the sentencing, waiting three hours while other cases were heard. All were scanned with a hand-held metal detector as they entered the courtroom. After, family and friends of the defendants and victim gathered outside the courtroom, but had no comment. “It’s over now,” said one.

employed with Magnolia Marine Transport. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his father, David Ashley, his mother said. “He loved the outdoors,” said Carr. And he loved his son, Robert Ashley said: “He’s crazy about that baby.” The child is “doing pretty good,” David Ashley said. “Sometimes he cries, wanting his dad. We try to keep his mind off his dad. He’s doing good — all things considered.” Anyone with information on Ashley is asked to contact the Warren County Sher-

iff’s Office at 601-636-1761 or Crimestoppers at 601-3558577 or 866-481-8477.

as was the case June 10 when a trailer fire hospitalized a Redwood man. Units also respond to medic calls outside the city and charge the county a flat fee. This weekend’s church services for Pleasant Valley M.B. members and those who attend Higher Praise services at the facility should go on as scheduled, said Higher Praise pastor Chaz Bosarge.


cutting. • OK’d the STOP Violence Against Women Program, which will be conducted through Vicksburg Municipal Court and provide for victims’ assistance and a new computer program to handle domestic abuse cases. A $30,012 grant will be combined with a $10,004 in-kind personnel match by the city. Haven House Family Shelter Inc. will provide victims’ assistance for the program, and receive $500 per month for nine months, says the contract. • Gave the buildings and inspections department the OK to cut and clean properties found incompliant with property maintenance codes: 1905 Clay St., Hunt Street PPIN#015250, 1119 Fayette St., 219 N. Locust St., Togo Street PPIN#0105567 and 1729 Military Ave. • OK’d an alternate route for the Miss Mississippi Pageant Parade, set for July 5. The route will begin at the Vicksburg Convention Center on Mulberry Street and proceed north on Washington, from Veto to China streets. The parade has in the past started on Veto Street near the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library. • OK’d a letter to Kansas City Southern regarding street closures from 6:45 to 10:30 p.m. July 10 due to the Miss Mississippi Pageant: Levee at South, Levee at Depot, entrances to City Front at the floodwall, Pearl at Klein, Pearl at Speed, Water at Levee, Oak at Mulberry, Levee at both Horizon Casino railroad crossings and any other public street that crosses the railroad tracks between Pearl and Grove streets. South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman said the closures occur each year during pageant filming to keep train horns from blowing during filming at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Police officers will be stationed at

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Gerald Collins TALLULAH — Gerald Collins died Thursday, June 24, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. He was 69. Mr. Collins was born in East Carroll Parish and lived all his life in Madison Parish. He was a retired farmer and a member of First Baptist Church of Tallulah. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Ann Collins of Tallulah; three sons, John Collins and Danny Collins of Tallulah, and Randy Collins of Bryant, Ark.; three brothers, Truman Collins, Donald Collins and Stephen Collins, all of Tallulah; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist

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the crossings and closed streets to direct traffic, he said. • OK’d payments of $34,673.20 and $35,726.36 to Vicksburg-Warren 911 for the city’s 60 percent share of dispatchers salaries, matching benefits and insurance during May and June. • OK’d the following additions to the employee driving list: Michelle Gaines, summer youth worker in the mayor’s office; and William Nettle in the TV23 department. • OK’d a Trustmark Bank statement. • OK’d amending the city’s open records request policy according to changes in state law. Instead of having 14 days to respond to requests, the city will now have seven days. • OK’d the following monthly reports: city cemetery, privilege license, mayor and treasure, tax collection, delinquent tax collection, budget report and claims docket. In closed session, the board: • OK’d longevity pay raises for one employee in each the right of way department, water and gas administration, police and engineering departments, and three employees in the fire department. • OK’d one transfer in the right of way department, from a labor position to equipment operator. • OK’d one new hire in the water and gas administration department. • OK’d one status change in the court services department, from full-time to parttime. • OK’d one termination in each the recreation, sewer and gas departments. • OK’d advertising one open position in each the gas and right of way departments. The board is scheduled to meet next at 10 a.m. July 6 in room 109 of the City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St.

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

STATE FORECAST TOday Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon; highs in the upper 90s; lows in the mid-70s SUNday-TUESday Chances of afternoon showers; highs in the upper 90s; lows in the upper 70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 96º Low/past 24 hours............... 73º Average temperature......... 85º Normal this date................... 81º Record low..............58º in 1974 Record high............98º in 1930 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..............2.03 inches Total/year.............. 19.37 inches Normal/month......2.80 inches Normal/year........ 29.13 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active............................ 6:17 A.M. Most active...............12:05 P.M. Active............................. 6:42 P.M. Most active................12:29 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:13 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:13 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 5:58

RIVER DATA friday Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 34.1 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 18.2 | Change: +1.9 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 20.4 | Change: +3.6 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 18.2 | Change: +1.6 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: N/A | Change: N/A Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 8.0 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU friday Land....................................84.0 River....................................83.4

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Former VP Dick Cheney hospitalized WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney was admitted to the hospital Friday after experiencing discomfort, the latest health scare for the 69-year-old Republican leader who has a long history of heart disease. Cheney was Dick expected to Cheney remain at George Washington University Hospital over the weekend, said spokesman Peter Long. It was not immediately clear whether Cheney’s health concern was related to his previous heart troubles. He sustained his last heart attack, deemed a mild one, in February. Cheney was not feeling well Friday and went to see his doctors at George Washington University. On their advice, he was admitted to the hospital for further testing. Cheney’s heart attack earlier this year was his fifth since age 37. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is blocked. In that episode in February, Cheney underwent a stress test and a heart catheterization. Long said he had no other details about Cheney’s condition. A face of his party for d e c a d e s , Ch e n e y h a s remained a prominent voice of opposition to the Obama administration. His public career spanned decades, including service as a lawmaker, defense secretary and White House chief of staff. Cheney had bypass surgery in 1988, as well as two later angioplasties to clear narrowed coronary arteries. In 2001, he had a special pacemaker implanted in his chest. In addition, doctors in 2008 restored a normal rhythm to his heart with an electric shock. It was the second time in less than a year that Cheney had experienced and been treated for an atrial fibrillation, an abnormal rhythm involving the upper chambers of the heart.

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Tensions high as Koreans mark war’s 60th anniversary SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of North Koreans rallied in their capital to condemn the United States and South Korea on the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, while Seoul told Pyongyang to admit responsibility for a deadly warship sinking. One large poster at the rally Friday in Pyongyang depicted a man kicking an American soldier and the slogan “U.S. Army, Get Out.” Another sign said, “Kick Them Out With a Single Punch,” according to footage shot by broadcaster APTN. At least 120,000 people marched through the streets, “raising shouts for hatred and wrath at the U.S. imperialists and the South Korean group of traitors kowtowing to them,” according to the official Korean Central News Agency. The mood surrounding

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North Korean demonstrators march Friday in Pyongyang. the 60th anniversary of the war’s outbreak is far different from that at the 50th, which came just days after the conclusion of the first-ever summit between the Koreas in

Pyongyang. Tensions are high following the March sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan in which 46 sailors died. South Korea has blamed the

North for the attack, which Pyongyang denies. Relations were already sour since conservative President Lee Myung-bak took office in 2008 in Seoul with a harder line

toward the North than his liberal predecessor. The Korean conflict started in the early hours of June 25, 1950, with an attack on the South by North Korean troops. The Korean peninsula had been divided in 1945 after colonial ruler Japan’s defeat in World War II. The United States and 15 other countries sent troops to aid South Korea, while Chinese soldiers fought with the North and the Soviet Union provided air support. Three years of combat devastated both sides. The fighting ended with an armistice, not a permanent peace treaty, leaving the peninsula in a technical state of war. At Friday’s Pyongyang rally, North Korean soldiers and civilians crammed the city’s central square to shout slogans and listen to a speech condemning the U.S., the APTN footage showed.

Van der Sloot confession valid, Peruvian judge rules LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian judge on Friday denied a defense motion to void the confession of Joran van der Sloot in the murder of a 21-yearold Lima student because the attorney representing him at the time was state-appointed. Superior Court Judge Wilder Casique rejected the habeus corpus motion on behalf of Van der Sloot, who is jailed

pending trial on charges of first-degree murder and robbery in the May 30 death in his hotel room of Stephany Flores, whom he met playing poker in a casino. Van der Sloot also remains the sole suspect in the unresolved 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, a Mississippi native, on the Caribbean island of Aruba.

Casique noted in a statement that Van der Sloot had, in addition to the lawyer, been afforded a Dutch-Spanish interpreter vetted by the Dutch Embassy. Van der Sloot recanted the confession in a jailhouse interview with the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, claiming it was made under duress. The defendant’s lawyer,

Maximo Altez, said he would appeal Casique’s decision to a higher court. A criminal law expert, Jose Balcazar, said Van der Sloot can continue the appeal but “that will not hold up the case against him.” Earlier Friday, the chief judge of Lima’s Superior Court, Cesar Vega, said Peruvian laws allow up to six months

for murder trials. But legal expert Mario Amoretti said that in practice, cases like Van der Sloot’s can last 18 months. Joran If convicted, Van der Sloot Van der Sloot faces 15 to 35 years.

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Young adult still living at home can’t excel Q: I’m 22 and still living at home. My folks are in my face every day. They want me to get a full-time job because I only work part-time at a convenience store. How can I get them off my case? A: With all respect, I think it’s time for you to pack. Many young adults like you continue to hang around the house because they don’t know what to do next. That is a recipe for trouble. Your mother and father can’t help “parenting” you if you remain under their noses. They want you to get a FOCUS ON job — go THE FAMILY to school — do something. Every day brings a new argument — a new battle. When things deteriorate to that point, it’s time to get out. Q: I’ve heard we forget more than 80 percent of what we learn. When you consider the cost of an education, I wonder why we put such effort into exams, textbooks and homework. Is it really worth it? A: It is. There are many valid reasons for learning, even if forgetting will take its usual toll. First, you learn self-discipline and self-control. Good students learn to follow directions and carry out assignments. Second, even if the facts and concepts can’t be recalled, the individual knows they exist and where to find them. He or she can retrieve the information if needed. Third, old learning makes new learning easier. Each mental exercise gives us more associative cues with which to link future ideas and concepts. Fourth, we don’t really forget everything that is beyond the reach of our memories. The information is stored in the brain and will return to consciousness when properly stimulated. And fifth, we are shaped by the influence of intelligent and charismatic people who taught us. Q: Our 14-year-old is pregnant. Nothing has ever upset us more. How should we react? A: Responding to a teen pregnancy is one of the most difficult trials parents face. It’s reasonable to feel anger. Once you have caught your breath, however, a more rational and loving response is appropriate. This is no time for recrimination. Your daughter needs your understanding and wisdom now more than ever. If you can summon a measure of strength and love at this stressful time, you should be able to create the bond that often develops between those who have survived a crisis together. •

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Joan Woolley of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Oklahoma pulls a tray of lasagna from a portable oven in Galveston, Texas, during relief efforts after Hurricane Ike hit in September 2008.

Faiths of all fronts put aside differences, pitch in By The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — For every hurricane, earthquake or flood, there is help: food, bottled water, crews of volunteers nailing shingles to brand-new roofs. What even grateful recipients of that aid might not realize is that much of it comes from an unlikely hodgepodge of religious groups who put aside their doctrinal differences and coordinate their efforts as soon as the wind starts blowing. Southern Baptists cook meals from Texas to Massachusetts. Seventh-day Adventists dispense aid from makeshift ware-

Although ‘Vo-ad,’ as it’s usually called, includes groups with no religious affiliation, the bulk of its 50 or so members are relief arms of churches and other faith-based organizations. The organization, which formed in 1970, has grown from seven founding members and this spring signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Emergency Management Agency that will help its members respond quicker to disasters. houses that can be running within eight hours. Mennonites haul away debris, Buddhists provide financial aid and chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team counsel the traumatized and grieving. This “juice and cookies fellowship,” as one organizer calls it, is mostly invisible to the public,

but it provides interfaith infrastructure for disaster response around the country that state and federal officials could scarcely live without. “Think of us as the United Nations of disaster relief,” said Diana Rothe-Smith, executive director of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, the

main umbrella group for coordinating emergency response from private agencies. Although “Vo-ad,” as it’s usually called, includes groups with no religious affiliation, the bulk of its 50 or so members are relief arms of churches and other faith-based organizations. The organization, which formed

in 1970, has grown from seven founding members and this spring signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Emergency Management Agency that will help its members respond quicker to disasters. “There’s a tendency when disasters happen to look at government, but there’s an inherent risk in taking a governmentcentric approach to disaster response,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. The national group, which also works through state-level versions of the coalition, provides essenSee Faiths, Page B4.

King Solomon pastor launching book series By Manivanh Chanprasith A Vicksburg pastor will launch his series of selfhelp books during a Sunday event at King Solomon M.B. Church. The Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor of King Solomon, has penned “Your Journey to Spiritual Maturity — Volume 1 — The Fool.” The release event, which will feature a book-signing, food and family activities, is set for 1 p.m. The book is the first in a series of four. “From what I see as a pastor, I hear a lot of the same things,” Bernard said. “I need to put this in print

If you go The Rev. R.D. Bernard will sign copies of “Your Journey to Spiritual Maturity — ­ Volume 1 — The Fool” at 1 p.m. Sunday at King Solomon M.B. Church, 1401 Farmer St. Copies will be sold for $15. Call 601-638-7658 or visit because it’s a pattern. The books are in stages that each of us go through in terms of finding our way to God — things we used to do that we’re not proud of, but we had to go through them to get to our way to God.” The book features testimonies from people who have struggled with and overcome

certain issues, as well as a reflection and study guide. “Every chapter starts out with a true story of people who have gone through a situation,” Bernard said. In the book, Bernard said, he talks about teen pregnancy, HIV and AIDS and other social crises. “Your Journal to Spiri-

tual Maturity” will be available for $15 Sunday. It is also being sold online and in bookstores. The series will continue with “Baby Step,” set for release in spring 2011; “Milk to Meat,” set for release in fall 2011; and “All Out Warfare,” set for release in summer 2012. Bernard, who is an accountant and an auditor, is also the author of “Making Church Matter.” It is available online. A Jackson native, Bernard was ordained as a deacon in 2000 and served at Mount Charity Baptist in Ridgeland, where he was also assistant Sunday school superinten-

dent. He embarked on his own ministry effort in 2002 and became pastor of King Solomon in 2003. Bernard and his wife, Valerie, have two sons, David and Daniel.


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

Berachah Activities at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 4 today with pre-Fourth of July events. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., followed at 10:30 by praise and worship and children’s church for ages 4-8. Women’s Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Wednesday Bible study begins at 7 p.m. Second Watch prayer is from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit

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. Communion is each first Sunday. Wednesday Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Membership training is at 10 a.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. Board meeting is each second Sunday after the service.

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

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

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school led by Larry Oakes. Worship is at 11 with the sanctuary choir, led by music minister Jerry Stuart, singing special music. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. The Rev. Jess Sumrall, pastor, will deliver the message. Evening services begin at 6 with vacation Bible school commencement, followed by an ice cream fellowship. Wednesday evening activities are from 6:30 until 7:30 with choir rehearsal or prayer service for adults, youth Bible study and children activities. A nursery is provided for all services.

Bovina U.M.C. Services at Bovina United Methodist Church, 70 Bovina Drive, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a special time for children.

The Rev. Lister Bowdoin is pastor.

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

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. On Wednesday, evening prayer begins at 6 at the Funches Road home of John and Clara Oakes. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Bypass Church of Christ Services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 8:45 a.m. with early worship. Bible classes begin at 10, followed by worship at 11. Dr. Willie Nettle, minister, will speak at both services. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Evening service begins at 6 with Nettle presenting a devotional, followed by congregational singing with an emphasis on learning new songs. Bible classes are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For transportation or a free Bible correspondence course, call 601-638-6165.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with the youth leading the service and giving testimonies about their trip to Centrifuge. Byron Storey will deliver the message. R.L. Sigrest, worship leader, will conduct the music. Sanctuary choir practice begins at 4 p.m., followed by discipleship training at 5. Worship is at 6 with coffee tasting in the new fellowship hall, presented by the ladies ministry. Mike Jones, guest speaker, will share about his mission trips. GROW visitation begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, children’s activities, Youth the Gathering and prayer meeting begin at 6 p.m. Youth Council meeting begins at 7 in the youth office. On Friday, Apologetics class begins at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

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

Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Monday with Travanti Hill, minister of music, leading. Prayer meeting/ Bible study begins at 6 p.m.

devotion “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty: And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in His presence.” 1 Corinthians 1:27-29 • What wisdom is there in dying on a cross? The Greeks couldn’t understand it, and yet that is the wisdom of God. • God is so wise that the person with the highest IQ cannot figure him out. If you could come to God with your intellect, then God is not fair because all of the smart people would have a head start and the rest of us would be left standing in the shadows. Your spirituality would be based upon your intellect. • I’m so glad that God has “hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes” (Matthew 11:25). It’s not that God is so high that few can figure him out; it is that God has placed himself at such a level that few of us will get down low enough to see God reveal himself to us. God is always there.

• Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: Tuesday. First Tuesday Night Live worship begins at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, Media Ministry begins at 5:30 p.m. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday.

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

Christian Home No. 2 Services at Christian Home M.B. Church No. 2, 4769 Lee Road, begin with Sunday school at 9 a.m. weekly. Worship begins at 11 a.m. 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 601-636-0419. Johnny Hughes is pastor.

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

Church of Christ Sunday services at Church of Christ, 811 Culkin Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 11. On Wednesday, Bible class begins at 7 p.m. For a free Bible study call 601-636-0141 or 601-529-0904. Larry Harris is minister.

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

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will be celebrated at 8 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, Rite

I, and at 10:30 with Holy Eucharist, Rite II. The Rev. Michael C. Nation will celebrate at both services. Choir rehearsal begins at 9. Adult and youth Sunday schools begin at 9:15. A nursery is provided. On Tuesday, Sts. Peter and Paul, the apostles, Holy Eucharist begins at 7 a.m. Lunch Bunch meets at 12:10 p.m. Pilates begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Wednesday, a healing service is at 12:05 p.m.

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

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 LINK deadline is at 10 a.m. Monday. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast begins at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday Mother’s Morning Out and Mother’s Morning Out mini-camp will meet from 9 a.m. until noon. On Wednesday, children leave at 8:15 a.m. for the float trip. Chancel choir rehearsal begins at 7. Visit

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

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

Edwards Baptist Services at Edwards Baptist Church, 101 Magnolia St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Bible study begins at

6 Sunday and Wednesday nights. Sunday morning choir practice begins at 9:15. Dr. John McCall is interim pastor. Curlee Green is minister of music. Mickey Landrum is guest pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best. Call 601-852-8141.

is Barbara Tracy. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study begins at 7:15 a.m., and Al Anon meets at noon. On Wednesday, junior and senior high Bible study begins at 6 p.m. On Friday, Meals on Wheels meets at 10:45 a.m.

Family Life Cathedral

Freemount A.M.E.

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

First Sunday services at Freemount A.M.E. Church, 1190 Myles Station Road, Hermanville, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11.

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 Group begins at 5 p.m. Celebrate Recovery begins at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Mafan Building. On Wednesday, English as a second language begins at 8:30 a.m. Adult Bible study, children’s activities, preschool care and adult choir rehearsal begin at 6 p.m. Family Night supper is canceled. 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 and Dr. David Felty delivering the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated each Sunday. A nursery is provided. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

First Nazarene Activities at First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 10:50 with Charles Parish, pastor, leading. Music is led by Dwain Butler. Nursery workers are Patsy Fillebaum and Rebecca Strong. Evening worship begins at 6. Midweek Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

First Methodist Protestant Services at First Methodist Protestant Church, 500 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed at 11 by worship and children’s church. A nursery is provided. Ladies of the church will meet at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall for refreshments and games. Wednesday night adult Bible study, children’s choir and the young and youth Bible study begin at 6. A nursery is provided during Bible study. Robert Andrews is pastor.

First Presbyterian Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 9:30 a.m. with worship led by the Rev. Tim Brown. Sunday school is at 10:45. The PW coordinating team will meet at 11:30. The choir director is Sharon Penley. The organist

Gibson Memorial U.M.C. Services 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 begins at 11, followed by a fundraiser potluck at noon. On Tuesday, bell choir practice begins at 5:15 p.m. On Wednesday, choir practice begins at 7 p.m. Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with a Bible study at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. Bryan Abel, pastor, delivering the message. Hubert Stroud will lead music. A deacons meeting begins at 4 p.m. Evening services begin at 5:30 with discipleship training, followed by vacation Bible school commencement at 6:30 and a fellowship. Children must arrive at 6. On Wednesday, GAs, RAs and youth-adult Bible study are at 6:30.

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. On Wednesday, Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. A baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible class and fellowship are from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For information or transportation, call 601-218-3911. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

Greater Jerusalem Services at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5026 Mount Alban Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship follows at 9:30 with the Voices of Jerusalem under the direction of the Rev. Barrett Lewis and Doris Miller. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first and third Sunday. On Tuesday, Men of Jerusalem rehearses at 6:30 p.m., and Voices of Jerusalem at 8. Wednesday night prayer service is at 6:30, followed by Bible class at 7:30. Thursday Night Book Club meets every other month at 7:30. Deacons meeting is at 7 p.m. each last Friday. Tapes and CDs of morning worship may be purchased from Edward Huell or Gregory Linzy; call 601-634-8186. Kemp Burley Jr. is pastor.

Greater Mount Zion Services at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 907 Farmer St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. Youth ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each third Monday before the fourth Sunday. Prayer Continued on page B3.

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church events Continued from page B2. meeting is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Bible study is at 7. GMZ mass choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each fourth Monday before the first Sunday and fifth Sunday. Women’s ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday. For transportation call 601-636-0826. Gregory Butler is pastor.

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

Hawkins U.M.C. Sunday activities at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 7:30 a.m. with a trustees meeting, followed by Sunday school at 8:45. Worship is at 10. UMW executive committee meeting begins at 4 p.m. Adult Bible study begins at 5. UMYF begins at 6. A nursery is available. On Monday, Feeding the Homeless meets at 5:30 p.m. Cub Scouts and 60th anniversary planning meeting begin at 6. Boy Scouts meet at 7. Men’s softball game begins at 7:30. On Tuesday, prayer group meets at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, chancel choir begins at 7 p.m. On Thursday, the Tour-a-Town trip for children begins at 8 a.m. The men’s softball game begins at 8:30 p.m.

Higher Praise Services at Higher Praise, a multi-cultural, non-denominational, spirit filled church, 260 Highway 27 South, begin with Worship and the Word at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Chaz Bosarge, pastor. On Wednesday, Growing In Grace Bible study begins at 7 p.m., led by Bosarge. Prayer and Praise is each first and third Thursday from 7 until 8 p.m. Judah Ministries for the youths is each second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m., led by Renelle Bosarge. The first Saturday, Men of Destiny, prayer breakfast is bi-monthly at 8 a.m. For information, call 601594-0183.

Holy Cross Anglican Services at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Reformed Episcopal Church), 1021 Crawford St., begin at 9 a.m. with morning prayer. Bible study begins at 9:30. Holy Communion begins at 10:30 with the Rev. Mark Bleakley officiating; baptized Christians may participate. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and Sunday school are accessible to the handicapped through the back gate on Adams Street. Call 601-529-4838.

House of Israel Services at the House of Israel Hebrew Culture Center, 1500 Washington St., begin at 11 today. Sabbath service begins at 1:30. A radio broadcast is at 12:30 p.m. Sundays on WRTM 100.5. A Bible class begins at 5. On Wednesday, Bible class begins at 7 p.m. Ahmetahee Ben Israel is minister. Call 601-906-8121 or 601-847-1379.

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. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Mondays and 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Bible class is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday. Weight of Glory women’s conference continues at 7 tonight. Men’s conference begins at 2 today at the Rolling Fork location with pastors Eyvone and Harry Smith as speakers. Registration is required for free conferences; call 601-218-2479.

Special events TODAY • Mercy Seat M.B. — 5 p.m., youth program; choirs, soloists, praise team, dancers invited; 601-831-0913; the Rev. Rudy L. Smith, pastor; 5 Dos Casas Lane. • Greater Mount Zion M.B. — 6:30 p.m., Women’s Ministry of Worship, revival; Gregory Butler, pastor; 907 Farmer St. • Rose Hill M.B. — 10 a.m.-noon, health fair; 683 Stenson Road. • Southside Baptist — 7 a.m., yard sale; 95 Baptist Drive. • Travelers Rest Baptist — 6 p.m., United Voices of Worship musical; choirs, groups, soloists invited; 718 Bowmar Ave.

SUNDAY • Gospel Temple M.B. — 11 a.m., Pack the Pews, old time church service; the Rev. Walter Edley, pastor; 1612 Lane St. • Hopewell Baptist —11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Youth Day; Paula Lyons, minister, and Jesse Brown, pastor; 5336 U.S. 61 South. • Rocky Springs U.M.C. — 11 a.m., final and de-consecration service; Jane Regan, 601-535-2282; Old Port Gibson Road. • Rose Hill M.B. — 10 a.m.; Family Day; the Rev. Michael Gibson, guest speaker; 683 Stenson Road.


Alma St. • Mount Heroden M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Joesph Brown, speaker; Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr., pastor; 1117-19 Clay St.

WEDNESDAY • Bethlehem M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. David Brown Jr., speaker; 3055 N. Washington St. • Hopewell Baptist — 6:30 p.m., revival; Paula Lyons, minister, and Jesse Brown, pastor; 5336 U.S. 61 South. • Mount Carmel M.B. — 6:30 p.m., preaching; the Rev. Ralph B. Lassiter, speaker; Dr. Franklin Lassiter, pastor; 2729 Alma St. • Mount Heroden M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Curtis Ross, speaker; Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr., pastor; 1117-19 Clay St.

THURSDAY • Bethlehem M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. David Brown Jr., speaker; 3055 N. Washington St. • Hopewell Baptist — 6:30 p.m., revival; Paula Lyons, minister, and Jesse Brown, pastor; 5336 U.S. 61 South. • Mount Carmel M.B. — 6:30 p.m., preaching; the Rev. Ralph B. Lassiter, speaker; Dr. Franklin Lassiter, pastor; 2729 Alma St. • Mount Heroden M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Thomas Bernard; Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr., pastor; 1117-19 Clay St.

• Bethlehem M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. David Brown Jr., speaker; 3055 N. Washington St. • Hopewell Baptist — 6:30 p.m., revival; Paula Lyons, minister, and Jesse Brown, pastor; 5336 U.S. 61 South. • Mount Carmel M.B. — 6:30 p.m., prayer service; the Rev. Ralph B. Lassiter, speaker; Dr. Franklin Lassiter, pastor; 2729 Alma St. • Mount Heroden M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; Dr. Leonard Walker, speaker; Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr., pastor; 1117-19 Clay St. • Standfield New Life Christian — 7 p.m., revival; prophetess Fredessa Sharp; Dr. John and Lora Williams, pastors; 1404 Lane St.

• Bethlehem M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. David Brown Jr., speaker; 3055 N. Washington St. • Hopewell Baptist — 6:30 p.m., revival; Paula Lyons, minister, and Jesse Brown, pastor; 5336 U.S. 61 South. • Mount Carmel M.B. — 6:30 p.m., preaching; the Rev. Ralph B. Lassiter, speaker; Dr. Franklin Lassiter, pastor; 2729 Alma St. • Mount Heroden M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Frank H. McGriggs, speaker; Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr., pastor; 1117-19 Clay St.



• Bethlehem M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. David Brown Jr., speaker; 3055 N. Washington St. • Hopewell Baptist — 6:30 p.m., revival; Paula Lyons, minister, and Jesse Brown, pastor; 5336 U.S. 61 South. • Mount Carmel M.B. — 6:30 p.m., prayer service; the Rev. Ralph B. Lassiter, speaker; Dr. Franklin Lassiter, pastor; 2729

Perfect Peace is broadcast at 6 a.m. Sundays on WAPT-16, at 6 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays on Channel 17 and at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday on WUFX-11. Linda Sweezer is pastor and founder.

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

Islamic Center Services at the Islamic Center of Vicksburg, 6705 Paxton Road, include Fajar (morning prayer) at 5:30; Maghrib (sunset prayer) at 8:15; and Jummah (Friday prayer) from 12:45 to 1:05 p.m.

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

King of Kings Sunday services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Evening service is at 5 each first and third Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. For information or transportation, call 601-661-6444 or 601-629-7791. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.

King David M.B. No. 1 Services at King David M.B. No. 1, 2717 Letitia St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school.

Communion is at 11 each second Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m Wednesdays. Creative Woman’s ministry meets at 9 a.m. each fourth Saturday. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each first, third and fourth Monday. The Usher Board meets at 11 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.

King Solomon Baptist Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin at 8:15 a.m. with “The Hour of SoulSaving Power.” The Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor, will deliver the message. The male choir will sing. Child care is provided beginning at 9:30. Worship begins at 10 a.m., followed by a book launch for “Your Journey to Spiritual Maturity - Volume I - The Fool,” written by Bernard. A live remote broadcast can be heard on WTRM 100.5. Sunday school for youths is at 11. The message can be heard at 7 p.m. on WJIW 104.7, KJIW 94.5 or KCAT 1340. CDs of the Sunday message may be obtained by calling 601-638-7658 and leaving a message. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and at noon Friday. For transportation, call 601-831-4387 or 601-6305342 the day prior.

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

Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new


MONDAY-FRIDAY • Stanfield New Life Christian — 6 p.m.; 1404 Lane St.

JULY 12-15 • Travelers Rest Baptist — 7 p.m.; 718 Bowmar Ave.

members orientation. Worship is at 11. Morning Glory services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night. W.I.T.N.E.S.S., a women’s ministry, is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor. Visit www. thelivingwordbaptistchurch. com.

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

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

Mercy Seat Baptist Services at Mercy Seat Baptist, 5 Dos Casas Lane, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Grace Brown. Communion begins at 11 a.m. each third and fourth Sunday. Covenant is each third Sunday. Choir practice led by Mattie Lacey, begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday before the third and fourth Sunday. Musicians are Shirley ColemanHarris and Charlie Gross. All funds raised for the Birmingham trip are due Sunday, and the deadline to sign up is July 1. At 5 p.m. Sunday, the church will meet with Ebenezer Baptist Church at 2346 Grove St. The Rev. Rudy Smith is pastor.

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

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

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday. Services are at 8 a.m. each fifth Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. in the annex each Sunday. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Senior choir rehearses at 6 each Thursday. Ushers meet at 6 each Tuesday before the second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. For transportation call 601636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2729 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement each second Sunday; worship and testimony service each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m.

Wednesday’s Bible study/ prayer service is at 6:30 p.m. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. each second Monday at the church and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor on Bowman Street. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Mount Carmel Services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members training. Worship begins at 11, with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearse at 5 p.m. Monday. Praise and worship choir rehearses at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Youth choir rehearses at noon Saturdays before the first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. For transportation, call 601-6389015.

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

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

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

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

Narrow Way M.B. Services at Narrow Way M.B. chruch, 522 Locust St., begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.

New Beginning Services at New Beginning Full Deliverance Ministries, 1890 S. Frontage Road, Suite 2, begin at 9:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed at 10:15 with worship. Christian Education class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Michelle King is pastor. Call 601-301-0586.

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

New Mount Pilgrim Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillum, deacon and assistant superintendent. At 11 a.m. are second Sunday services, Covenant Continued on page B4.


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church events Continued from page B3. after Sunday school each third Sunday and fourth Sunday Communion. Christian education class, Life Changing for Today’s Christian, is at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Minister Jacqueline Griffin is instructor. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a Bible study led by the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by Jean Thomas is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The usher board meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-636-6386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

New Popular Grove Services at New Popular Grove Independent Methodist church, Mississippi 27 North, Utica, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Marshall Harris, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Tommie Moore, associate minister, delivering the message. On Thursday, Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. 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. A nursery is provided for all services. Evening activities begin at 5 with Kids Time, followed by Youth Explosion and worship at 6. Wednesday activities begin at 6:30 p.m. with mission study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by Bible study/prayer at 7.

Oakland Baptist Activities at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 7 tonight with a swim party at Marion Park pool. Sunday services begin at 9:30 a.m. with a devotional led by Ray Wade. Sunday school is at 9:45. Worship and children’s church begin at 10:45. Music is led by Lanny McCann, with special music provided by Virginia Rhinehart. Justin Rhodes, pastor, will deliver both messages of the day. The Beth Moore Bible study continues at 5 p.m. Evening worship is at 6, followed by a finger food fellowship. The youth group meets at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer service and the children’s summer fun program are at 7. A nursery is provided for all services.

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

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

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

Pleasant Hill M.B. Services at Pleasant Hill

M.B. Church, 11170 Halls Ferry Road, begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Worship and Communion begin at 11:15 a.m. 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, followed by worship at 11. Bible Institute begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. A nursery for children as old as 4 is provided Sunday mornings. The Rev. Joe Harris is pastor.

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

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

Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 7 a.m. with a men’s club meeting. Early service begins at 8:30. Good News Discussion Group begins at 9:45, followed by Sunday school at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11, with the Rev. D.R. Ragsdale delivering the sermon. Ken Warren will lead the singing. A nursery is provided for children as old as 5. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Cursillo will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sisters by Choice will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday. Call 601636-2966.

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

Refuge Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 10:45 a.m. with praise and worship led by Bethany Winkler, music pastor, followed by the morning message by Tony Winkler, senior pastor. Kidz Construction for ages 4-9 begins at 10:45. Evening services are canceled. Wednesday Family Night begins at 7 in the Family Life Center. A nursery is provided for children up to age 4. Call 601-638-4439.

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

St. Alban’s Episcopal Activities for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Morning Prayer. Choir practice led by Joan Leese, organist and choirmaster, is at 9:30. Christian Education is at 10. Morning Prayer is also at 10. Child care is provided. Coffee and fellowship follow both services. Healing service and Eucharist are at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 601-636-6687.

St. George Orthodox Services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., consist of: The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost; Matins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; and the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday; and The Evening Divine Liturgy for the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, the founders of the Church of Antioch, at 7 p.m. Monday. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. Visit www.

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

St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton is superintendent. Second Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. Fourth Sunday Communion is at 11 a.m. with the senior choir providing music. Judith Hodge is musician. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. A Men and Women’s Day program will be at 1 p.m. July 18. Family and Friends Day will be July 25. Elder Jeffrey D. MaGee is pastor.

St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time at 9 a.m. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday in the parish chapel. Devotion to the Blessed Mother is at 7 p.m. each Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is at 8:45 a.m. each Sunday, or by appointment. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary is pastor. Call 601-636-0115.

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

St. Michael Catholic St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, will celebrate the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 tonight and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. At 2 p.m. each Sunday is a Eucharist service in Spanish. Mass at 11 a.m. will be canceled until Aug. 22, while the Rev. P.J. Curley and Monsignor Patrick Farrell are in Ireland. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith call 601-636-3445 for

information about the RCIA program.

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

Shiloh Baptist Sunday services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 926 Meadow St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. George Kennedy Sr. is superintendent. Communion is at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Covenant is each second Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Bible study is at 6 Tuesday night with Dr. Willie Jones, pastor, leading the lessons. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Tuesday after the second Sunday.

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

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

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

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

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle

Lane, begin with prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with Mike Fields, pastor, bringing the message. Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and at 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services begin at 6 p.m. and include Elevate Your Life classes, 24/7 youth ministries and Kingdom Kids church. Men’s Fraternity begins at 8 a.m. each first Saturday. Vacation Bible school will be July 19-23 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/ New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday, and Bible study at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher Helps Ministry meets each fourth Saturday at 4 p.m. at the administration building. For transportation, call 601-218-1319, 601-638-8135 or 601-638-8108. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor.

Valley Park Baptist Services at Valley Park Baptist Church, 4484 U.S. 61 North, begin with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., followed by revival services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Mike Alexander, pastor of Moaks Creek Baptist Church, speaking. Evening activities begin at 5 with discipleship training. Revival continues at 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. A nursery is provided for all services.

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

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

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

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and Adult I, II and III classes, taught by Scott Reiber, pastor, and Jeff Brannen. Worship is at 11 with Reiber

preaching. Elder Gordon Sluis will assist. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is organist. Sunday and Wednesday evening services are canceled. Wellspring women’s ministry begins at 7 p.m. July 6.

Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Kent Campbell is pastor. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. Devin Rost is minister of students. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3. Children’s church is available for ages 4 through second grade, following Sunday school. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV101.3-FM or Evening service and youth Bible study begin at 6. Wednesday’s early service begins at 10 a.m. Evening activities begin at 6 with the service, Youth Underground Connections and sanctuary choir practice. Call 601-636-5320.

Word of Faith Sunday services at Word of Faith Christian Center, 3525 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Corporate prayer is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Midweek services and Glorify God youth ministry are at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. The Rev. Reginald L. Walker is pastor. Bishop Kevin E. Wright is founder. Call 601-638-2500 or visit

Faiths Continued from Page B1. tial on-the-ground knowledge that government responders don’t have time to develop on their own, Fugate said. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, for instance, is famous for its ability to prepare tens of thousands of hot meals at disasters from Hurricane Ike to flooding in New England. The North Carolina Baptist Men, for example, have three food trailers that can serve a combined 75,000 meals a day. “The Red Cross distributes the meals, but it’s Southern Baptists doing the cooking,” said Lin Honeycutt, a volunteer with the North Carolina group for more than 20 years. The denomination apparently developed its affinity for mass meals after a hurricane hit Texas in the early 1960s, but the vast group — there are more than 10,000 Southern Baptist disaster volunteers in North Carolina alone — can do everything from dispensing supplies to cleaning out inches of mud in flooded basements. Deciding who does what has been a delicate process of building confidence in the capacity of groups as different as Jews and Scientologists, according to Bill Adams, director of Disaster Response Services for the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee and a former NVOAD president. “Just getting all those people at the same table is a miracle, when you think about it,” Adams said. Religious volunteers are sensitive to accusations of proselytizing to vulnerable people. After Haiti was devastated in January by an earthquake, Hollywood star John Travolta was criticized for bringing counselors from the Church of Scientology, to which he belongs, along with supplies to the island nation. To address concerns, NVOAD ratified 10 principles for spiritual care, including, “Disaster response will not be used to further a particular political or religious perspective or cause.”


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WC wraps up summer play By Ernest Bowker

World Cup Fan of the day A young Swiss fan had little to cheer about as her team was eliminated on Friday. World cup roundup/C3


SUMMER BASEBALL St. Aloysius JV at Warren Central JV Tuesday, 4 p.m.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Warren Central right fielder Cole Trim swings at a pitch from Reed Evans of St. Aloysius.

After winning the Division 4-6A championship and a first-round playoff series, Warren Central went into the summer with a ton of momentum on its side. With the 20-game varsity schedule winding down, the Vikings feel they’ve done a good job of not only keeping the roll going, but also building on it. WC will wrap up its summer on Wednesday with a doubleheader against Northwest Rankin at Viking Field. Despite an 8-6 loss to St. Al in their last game, the Vikings are pleased with how June played out.

prep baseball “We lost eight seniors and these younger guys really have worked hard to earn their spot. That’s what’s going to make the spring so interesting,” WC coach Josh Abraham said. “Last year, it looked to them like the hard work paid off. This summer has been an added increment to our offseason program. They’ve played hard and that’s what we’re looking for right now.” Abraham wasn’t sure of WC’s record — most teams don’t keep official statistics during the summer — but said it was “probably about .500.” That has done little to

Ghana is next for Americans


1:30 p.m. ABC - It’s win or go home time in the round of 16 in the World Cup as the U.S. team takes on Ghana.

By The Associated Press


crumbling marriage. He is, finally, a man at peace. But he also knows he can’t be whole without success on the soccer field. Today, the Americans play Ghana — the team that knocked them out four years ago — with a chance to make at least the quarterfinals for only the third time in history. “It’s not a failure if we don’t win Saturday, but there’s such a massive opportunity to do something so much more special,” Donovan said. “And I really want to emphasize that to

WIMBLEDON, England — There were moments during Andy Roddick’s thirdround match at Wimbledon when he could have allowed himself to get distracted by frustration. Indeed, there was a time, not all that long ago, when he probably would have. “You used to see,” said Roddick’s coach, Larry Stefanki, “negativity carry over and linger for a few games.” Not anymore. The No. 5-seeded American let the second set slip away against No. 29 Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany, then quickly regrouped Friday, finishing with 28 aces in a 7-5, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3 victory to reach the second week at the All England Club. “I’ve done a good job of not saying a word out there this whole tournament, just going about my business the right way,” Roddick said, “so I just tried to play the next point.” Leading 5-4 in the second set, Roddick got to love-40 on Kohlschreiber’s serve. But Roddick frittered away all three of those set points, then lost the last three points of the tiebreaker, too. Did he let that bother him? No, he went out and broke to open the third set. Then, still nursing that lead late in the third, Roddick badly missed a

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See Wimbledon, Page C3.


Warren Central first baseman went 2-for4 with a triple, RBI and a run scored in an 8-6 loss to St. Aloysius on Thursday.


LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya has found his groove at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Montoya turned a lap of 132.337 mph and won the pole in Friday’s qualifying — the second straight time he’ll start first at New Hampshire. Montoya won his first pole of the season after taking two last season. Montoya is looking for his first career NASCAR win on an oval. Starting first could help. He set a track record at New Hampshire last September to win the pole, and parlayed that into a third-place finish. “I think last year we were too conservative here against Mark Martin, but it was the beginning of the Chase and we thought we needed to be very smart and take the points,” Montoya said. “Right now, we are kind of in the same situation. We need a lot of points.” The former Formula One star made NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for the first time last season. He’s a disappointing 20th entering Sunday’s race — 161 points out of the 12th and final place in the Chase field. With 10 races left until the Chase field is set, Montoya believes he can still find a way to get the No. 42 Chevrolet into competing for a title.


La. Pick 3: 1-6-1 La. Pick 4: 9-7-6-9 Weekly results: C2

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Roddick, Federer aim for semifinals

WC hosts NW Rankin Wednesday, 5 p.m.

Montoya sits on Loudon pole

dampen the team’s spirits. Four starters, and eight seniors total, will return from this year’s division championship team. Senior center fielder Clayton Ashley said there’s competition among the players for starting jobs in 2011, as well as a sense of camaraderie that has given everyone a boost. “We had two weeks off and that first game was like the first game of the playoffs. Nobody was sitting down saying it’s just summer league. Everybody was ready to play,” said Ashley, who had two hits in Thursday’s loss to St. Al. “We’re

The associated press

United States striker Landon Donovan, foreground left, celebrates after scoring a goal with teammate Edson Bud-

dle, foreground right, as Algeria goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi reacts Wednesday.

Donovan ready to lead U.S. By Nancy Armour The Associated Press IRENE, South Africa — The words came haltingly, then not at all, as Landon Donovan tried to explain how much the goal meant to him. He’s the greatest player the United States has ever produced and, at times, its greatest disappointment. He’s spent the last four years trying to claw his way back from heartbreaks both personal and professional. And for all the introspection and work he’s done, he and the Americans were on the verge of yet another World

world Cup On TV 1:30 p.m. ABC U.S. vs. Ghana Cup flameout. So yeah, he celebrated like a 6-year-old on a sugar rush when he scored the goal that will be remembered as one of the biggest in U.S. soccer history. And when it finally all sank in, no way he could — or would — stop the tears. “In the past, a moment like that wouldn’t have felt the same, it wouldn’t have

felt as good,” Donovan said Thursday. “When you put yourself on the line, and you risk things that you weren’t willing to risk before and then you’re rewarded for it, it feels incredible.” Donovan’s evolution is fascinating, on the field and off. He is the rare star athlete who will give not only a glimpse into his deepest emotions, but a frontrow seat. He talks candidly about his struggles on the field and his uncomfortable transition to U.S. soccer’s poster boy, and freely admits therapy has helped him work through personal failings laid bare by his

Former LSU star injured in wreck Breaks leg after hitting power pole By Brett Martel The Associated Press

The associated press

New York Giants rookie safety Chad Jones looks on during rookie camp in April. Jones, a two-sport star at LSU who was drafted by the New York Giants, underwent surgery Friday following a dawn accident.

NEW ORLEANS — Chad Jones, a two-sport star at LSU who was drafted by the New York Giants, underwent surgery for a broken left leg and ankle Friday following a dawn wreck in which his SUV smashed into a pole. Jones was admitted to the LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans in guarded condition. His agent, Rocky Arceneaux, disclosed the injuries to The Associated Press but could not be more spe-

NFL cific about their severity until operation was over and he heard from the doctors. Arceneaux said the 21-yearold player was alert when taken to the hospital. It was not clear what caused Jones to lose control of his vehicle at about 6 a.m. on a six-lane thoroughfare with a streetcar line on the west side of the city, police spokeswoman Shereese Harper said. Jones was extracted from the SUV, but the two other men riding with him were fine, Harper said. She said it was too early in the investigation to know if Jones was speeding, and police will run toxicology reports to see if alcohol was a factor. Arceneaux said he spoke

to the passengers, who said Jones was in the far left lane and turned the wheel abruptly to get his tires off the streetcar tracks grooves. The vehicle then rolled into a pole that carries an overhead electrical wire powering the streetcar line. The concrete base of the pole was cracked and broken. The pole was scuffed but remained standing, and the streetcar line reopened when the site was cleared. The driver’s side of the SUV appeared to have been violently compressed, according to people who saw the wreckage before it was removed. “It was so crushed in,” said Liz Lapre, who works across the street from the accident site at store selling recreSee Jones, Page C3.


Saturday, June 26, 2010

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATHLETICS Noon ESPN - U.S. Outdoor Championships 3 p.m. NBC - U.S. Outdoor Championships AUTO RACING 7 a.m. Speed - Formula One, qualifying for Grand Prix of Europe 9:30 a.m. Speed - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for New England 200 (joined in progress) 11:30 a.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Happy Hour Series, final practice for Lenox Industrial Tools 301 2:30 p.m. ESPN - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, New England 200 6 p.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, qualifying for Summit Racing Equipment Nationals (tape) COLLEGE BASEBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 - World Series, game 13, Clemson vs. TCU 6 p.m. ESPN - World Series, game 14, Clemson vs. South Carolina EXTREME SPORTS 3 p.m. NBC - Dew Tour, Skate Open, GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, BMW International Open Noon TGC - Champions Tour, Dick’s Sporting Goods Open 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, Travelers Championship 3 p.m. TGC - LPGA Championship MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. Fox - Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox MOTORSPORTS 10 p.m. Speed - AMA Pro Motocross 450 (tape) WORLD CUP SOCCER 9 a.m. ESPN - Round of 16, Uruguay vs. South Korea 1:30 p.m. ABC -Round of 16, United States vs. Ghana TENNIS 6 a.m. ESPN2 - Wimbledon, third round (live and tape) 11 a.m. NBC - Wimbledon, third round (live and tape)


from staff & AP reports

youth baseball Vicksburg Sting advance to semis The Vicksburg Sting, an 11-andunder Class AA team, advanced to the semifinals of the USSSA State Tournament with two wins Thursday in New Albany. In the first game, the Sting trailed the Kosciusko Craze 6-3 in the bottom of the fifth. Rett Verhine hit a bases-loaded triple to start a five-run rally. Casey Griffith pitched three innings in relief and gave up no runs to get the win. In the nightcap, the Sting had to rally once again. Down 3-1 to the West Point Longhorns in the bottom of the third, the Sting got clutch hitting from Joshua Brown and Garrett Hutchins to take a 5-3 lead going into the final inning. The Longhorns got the bases loaded with no outs. Camden Kurtz struck out the last batters to preserve the win. On Friday, the Venom won their loser’s bracket game over the Starkville Stealers, 7-2. Brooks Boolos was the winning pitcher and Lane Hynum pitched an inning of scoreless relief for the Venom. Tyler Smith was the starting pitcher and went 2-for-3 with two RBIs at the plate. John Austin had two singles for the Venom. Next up for the Venom is a rematch with Knights Baseball at noon today.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 26 1990 — Jennifer Capriati, 14, defeats Helen Kelesi 6-3, 6-1 in the first round to become the youngest winner of a match in Wimbledon history. 1995 — The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a random drug-testing program in Vernonia, Ore. The 6-to-3 decision allows public high school officials to require student-athletes to submit to random urinalysis as a condition of being allowed to play interscholastic sports. 1998 — Jamaica becomes the first Caribbean nation to win a World Cup soccer match since Cuba beat Romania in 1938. 2002 — In one of the most extraordinary days at the All England Club, seven-time champion Pete Sampras, 1992 winner Andre Agassi and No. 2-seeded Marat Safin all lose — throwing the Wimbledon tournament wide open. For the first time in the Open era, five of the top-eight seeded men’s players are eliminated before the third round.

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SCOREBOARD major league baseball American League East Division

W New York.......................45 Boston...........................44 Tampa Bay....................43 Toronto..........................39 Baltimore.......................21

L 27 30 30 35 52

Central Division

W Minnesota......................40 Detroit............................39 Chicago.........................38 Kansas City...................31 Cleveland.......................26

L 33 33 34 43 46

Pct GB .625 — .595 2 .589 2 1/2 .527 7 .288 24 1/2 Pct GB .548 — .542 1/2 .528 1 1/2 .419 9 1/2 .361 13 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................44 28 .611 — Los Angeles..................41 34 .547 4 1/2 Oakland.........................34 40 .459 11 Seattle...........................30 43 .411 14 1/2 ——— Friday’s Games Chicago White Sox 6, Chicago Cubs 0 Philadelphia 9, Toronto 0 Baltimore 7, Washington 6 Arizona 1, Tampa Bay 0 Cincinnati 10, Cleveland 3 N.Y. Mets 5, Minnesota 2 Atlanta 3, Detroit 1 Houston at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee 8, Seattle 3 Kansas City 4, St. Louis 2 Colorado at L.A. Angels, (n) Pittsburgh at Oakland, (n) N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Boston at San Francisco, (n) Today’s Games Minnesota (Pavano 8-6) at N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 5-4), 12:10 p.m. St. Louis (Hawksworth 1-4) at Kansas City (Davies 4-5), 1:10 p.m. Houston (Banks 0-0) at Texas (C.Wilson 5-3), 3:05 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-5) at Tampa Bay (Price 10-3), 3:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 6-5) at Toronto (Marcum 6-3), 3:05 p.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 6-4) at Baltimore (Bergesen 3-4), 3:05 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 4-6) at Atlanta (Kawakami 0-9), 3:10 p.m. Seattle (Fister 3-3) at Milwaukee (Wolf 5-6), 3:10 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 10-4) at San Francisco (J.Martinez 0-1), 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Silva 8-2) at Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 8-3), 6:10 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 2-6) at Cincinnati (LeCure 1-4), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 6-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 6-5), 6:10 p.m. Colorado (Cook 2-4) at L.A. Angels (J.Saunders 5-8), 9:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (D.McCutchen 0-2) at Oakland (Cahill 6-2), 9:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Cleveland at Cincinnati, 12:10 p.m. Minnesota at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 12:35 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 12:35 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 12:35 p.m. Arizona at Tampa Bay, 12:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox, 1:05 p.m. Seattle at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. St. Louis at Kansas City, 1:10 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Boston at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Houston at Texas, 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Dodgers, 8:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Toronto at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.

National League East Division

W Atlanta...........................43 New York.......................42 Philadelphia...................39 Florida............................35 Washington....................33

L 31 31 32 38 41

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................41 St. Louis........................40 Milwaukee......................33 Chicago.........................32 Houston.........................28 Pittsburgh......................25

L 33 33 40 41 45 47

Pct .581 .575 .549 .479 .446

GB — 1/2 2 1/2 7 1/2 10

Pct GB .554 — .548 1/2 .452 7 1/2 .438 8 1/2 .384 12 1/2 .347 15

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................43 30 .589 — San Francisco...............39 32 .549 3 Los Angeles..................39 33 .542 3 1/2 Colorado........................38 34 .528 4 1/2 Arizona..........................29 45 .392 14 1/2 ——— Friday’s Game San Diego 3, Florida 0 Today’s Game San Diego (Garland 7-5) at Florida (Jo.Johnson 8-2), 6:10 p.m. Sunday’s Game San Diego at Florida, 12:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m. Houston at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 9:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.


Detroit Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi Damon cf 3 0 0 0 Prado 2b 4 0 1 0 Bonine p 0 0 0 0 Heywrd rf 4 0 0 0 BThms p 0 0 0 0 C.Jones 3b 4 0 2 0 Santiag ss 4 1 1 0 Wagner p 0 0 0 0 Ordonz rf 4 0 0 0 Glaus 1b 4 0 0 0 MiCarr 1b 4 0 2 0 McCnn c 2 1 1 1 Boesch lf 4 0 1 1 YEscor ss 3 1 0 0 CGuilln 2b 4 0 1 0 Infante 3b 3 0 1 0 Inge 3b 3 0 0 0 MeCarr lf 3 0 1 1 Avila c 3 0 1 0 Medlen p 2 0 0 0 AJcksn ph 1 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 AOliver p 2 0 0 0 Moylan p 0 0 0 0 Raburn cf 1 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Conrad ph 1 1 1 1 GBlanc cf 0 0 0 0 Totals 33 1 6 1 Totals 30 3 7 3 Detroit.......................................100 000 000 — 1 Atlanta......................................010 100 01x — 3 DP—Detroit 1. LOB—Detroit 7, Atlanta 4. 2B—C. Guillen (12), Avila (5). HR—McCann (9), Conrad (4). IP H R ER BB SO Detroit A.Oliver L,0-1 6 5 2 2 1 4 Bonine 1 1-3 1 1 1 0 0 B.Thomas 2-3 1 0 0 0 0 Atlanta Medlen W,5-1 6 2-3 6 1 1 1 5 O’Flaherty H,7 1-3 0 0 0 1 0 Moylan H,12 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 Venters H,5 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Wagner S,15-17 1 0 0 0 0 3 WP—A.Oliver. Umpires—Home, Marty Foster; First, Gary Cederstrom; Second, Ed Hickox; Third, Fieldin Culbreth. T—2:39. A—36,634 (49,743).


G AB R H Pct. Cano NYY....................... 72 282 53 102 .362 Morneau Min................... 71 256 47 90 .352

Hamilton Tex................... 69 Beltre Bos........................ 71 ISuzuki Sea..................... 72 MiCabrera Det................. 70 Guerrero Tex................... 68 Butler KC......................... 73 Ordonez Det.................... 63 Gardner NYY................... 67

278 275 295 266 261 285 245 230

51 96 .345 36 94 .342 30 100 .339 52 88 .331 44 85 .326 38 92 .323 44 79 .322 49 74 .322

BATTING—Cano, New York, .362; Morneau, Minnesota, .352; Hamilton, Texas, .345; Beltre, Boston, .342; ISuzuki, Seattle, .339; MiCabrera, Detroit, .331; Guerrero, Texas, .326. RUNS—Youkilis, Boston, 58; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 56; Cano, New York, 53; MiCabrera, Detroit, 52; Pedroia, Boston, 52; Andrus, Texas, 51; Hamilton, Texas, 51. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 61; Guerrero, Texas, 59; Konerko, Chicago, 54; Hamilton, Texas, 53; TorHunter, Los Angeles, 52; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 52; Beltre, Boston, 51. HITS—Cano, New York, 102; ISuzuki, Seattle, 100; Hamilton, Texas, 96; MYoung, Texas, 95; Beltre, Boston, 94; Butler, Kansas City, 92; Morneau, Minnesota, 90. DOUBLES—Butler, Kansas City, 24; Pedroia, Boston, 24; TorHunter, Los Angeles, 23; Markakis, Baltimore, 23; VWells, Toronto, 23; MYoung, Texas, 23; DeJesus, Kansas City, 22; Hamilton, Texas, 22; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 22; Morneau, Minnesota, 22. TRIPLES—Crawford, Tampa Bay, 6; Borbon, Texas, 4; Gardner, New York, 4; Podsednik, Kansas City, 4; Span, Minnesota, 4; 13 tied at 3. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 20; MiCabrera, Detroit, 19; Konerko, Chicago, 18; VWells, Toronto, 18; Hamilton, Texas, 17; CPena, Tampa Bay, 16; Guerrero, Texas, 15; Morneau, Minnesota, 15; DOrtiz, Boston, 15. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 27; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 26; RDavis, Oakland, 26; Gardner, New York, 24; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 24; Andrus, Texas, 20; Podsednik, Kansas City, 20; Rios, Chicago, 20; ISuzuki, Seattle, 20. PITCHING—PHughes, New York, 10-1; Price, Tampa Bay, 10-3; Buchholz, Boston, 10-4; Pettitte, New York, 9-2; 7 tied at 8. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 107; FHernandez, Seattle, 105; Lester, Boston, 102; RRomero, Toronto, 101; Liriano, Minnesota, 100; JShields, Tampa Bay, 92; Morrow, Toronto, 92. SAVES—NFeliz, Texas, 20; Soria, Kansas City, 18; Gregg, Toronto, 18; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 17; Valverde, Detroit, 17; Rauch, Minnesota, 17; Jenks, Chicago, 17.


G Prado Atl......................... 73 Ethier LAD....................... 55 Byrd ChC......................... 72 Polanco Phi..................... 62 AdGonzalez SD............... 73 BPhillips Cin.................... 73 Pujols StL........................ 72 Tulowitzki Col.................. 62 Braun Mil......................... 70 Holliday StL..................... 71

AB 315 214 276 261 268 295 264 235 285 272

R H Pct. 53 104 .330 34 69 .322 40 88 .319 39 83 .318 40 83 .310 56 91 .308 40 81 .307 47 72 .306 45 87 .305 42 83 .305

BATTING—Prado, Atlanta, .330; Ethier, Los Angeles, .322; Byrd, Chicago, .319; Polanco, Philadelphia, .318; AdGonzalez, San Diego, .310; BPhillips, Cincinnati, .308; Pujols, St. Louis, .307. RUNS—BPhillips, Cincinnati, 56; Prado, Atlanta, 53; Kemp, Los Angeles, 51; JosReyes, New York, 50; Uggla, Florida, 50; Utley, Philadelphia, 49; KJohnson, Arizona, 47; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 47; Weeks, Milwaukee, 47. RBI—DWright, New York, 59; Glaus, Atlanta, 55; Hart, Milwaukee, 55; Howard, Philadelphia, 54; Gomes, Cincinnati, 51; AdLaRoche, Arizona, 51; McGehee, Milwaukee, 50; Pujols, St. Louis, 50. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 104; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 91; Byrd, Chicago, 88; Braun, Milwaukee, 87; JosReyes, New York, 84; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 83; Holliday, St. Louis, 83; Howard, Philadelphia, 83; Polanco, Philadelphia, 83. DOUBLES—Byrd, Chicago, 25; Werth, Philadelphia, 25; KJohnson, Arizona, 23; Braun, Milwaukee, 22; Loney, Los Angeles, 22; DWright, New York, 22; 5 tied at 21. TRIPLES—Victorino, Philadelphia, 7; SDrew, Arizona, 6; JosReyes, New York, 6; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 5; Morgan, Washington, 5; Pagan, New York, 5; 11 tied at 4. HOME RUNS—Hart, Milwaukee, 18; Dunn, Washington, 17; Reynolds, Arizona, 17; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 16; Rolen, Cincinnati, 16; Pujols, St. Louis, 15; Votto, Cincinnati, 15. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 21; JosReyes, New York, 19; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 18; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 16; Victorino, Philadelphia, 16; Morgan, Washington, 15; Pagan, New York, 14; HRamirez, Florida, 14; Theriot, Chicago, 14; Venable, San Diego, 14. PITCHING—Jimenez, Colorado, 13-1; Pelfrey, New York, 10-2; Wainwright, St. Louis, 10-5; Carpenter, St. Louis, 9-1; DLowe, Atlanta, 9-5; Halladay, Philadelphia, 9-6; 6 tied at 8. STRIKEOUTS—Gallardo, Milwaukee, 115; Lincecum, San Francisco, 113; Haren, Arizona, 109; Wainwright, St. Louis, 107; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 103; Halladay, Philadelphia, 102; JoJohnson, Florida, 98. SAVES—Capps, Washington, 22; HBell, San Diego, 20; BrWilson, San Francisco, 20; FCordero, Cincinnati, 19; FRodriguez, New York, 17; Lindstrom, Houston, 17; Broxton, Los Angeles, 16; Nunez, Florida, 16.

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Chattanooga (Dodgers).3 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......3 West Tenn (Mariners)...2 Huntsville (Brewers)......2 Carolina (Reds).............1

L 1 1 1 2 3

Pct. .750 .750 .667 .500 .250

GB — — 1/2 1 2

W L Pct. Mobile (Diamondbacks).3 1 .750 x-Jacksonville (Marlins).2 2 .500 Montgomery (Rays).......1 2 .333 B-ham (White Sox).......1 3 .250 Mississippi (Braves)...1 3 .250 x-clinched division ——— Friday’s Games Jacksonville 6, Huntsville 4 Mobile 5, Mississippi 3 West Tenn at Montgomery, (n) Birmingham 3, Chattanooga 2 Carolina 11, Tennessee 4 Today’s Games Carolina at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. Huntsville at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Mobile at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. West Tenn at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Birmingham at Chattanooga, 7:15 p.m. Sunday’s Games West Tenn at Montgomery, 2:05 p.m.

GB — 1 1 1/2 2 2

South Division

Tank McNamara

Birmingham at Chattanooga, 2:15 p.m. Huntsville at Jacksonville, 2:05 p.m. Carolina at Tennessee, 5 p.m. Mobile at Mississippi, 6:05 p.m.

college baseball College World Series

At Omaha, Neb. Double Elimination x-if necessary June 19 TCU 8, Florida State 1 UCLA 11, Florida 3 June 20 Oklahoma 4, South Carolina 3 June 21 Clemson 6, Arizona State 3 Florida State 8, Florida 5, Florida eliminated UCLA 6, TCU 3 June 22 South Carolina 11, Arizona St. 4, Arizona St. eliminated Clemson 6, Oklahoma 1, 5 innings, susp., weather Wednesday Clemson 6, Oklahoma 4, comp. of susp. game TCU 11, Florida State 7, Florida St. eliminated Thursday South Carolina 3, Oklahoma 2, 12 innings, Oklahoma eliminated Friday TCU 6, UCLA 2 Clemson vs. South Carolina, (n) Today Game 13 - UCLA vs. TCU, 1 p.m. x-Game 14 - Clemson vs. South Carolina, 6 p.m. Championship Series Best-of-3 June 28: Game 11 or 13 winner vs. Game 12 or 14 winner, 6:30 p.m. June 29: Game 11 or 13 winner vs. Game 12 or 14 winner, 6:30 p.m. x-June 30: Game 11 or 13 winner vs. Game 12 or 14 winner, 6:30 p.m.

golf Travelers Championship Scores

Friday At TPC River Highlands Cromwell, Conn. Purse: $6 million Yardage: 6,841; Par 70 Second Round a-amateur Justin Rose...............................64-62 -14 Kevin Sutherland.......................65-65 -10 Vijay Singh................................65-66 -9 Bill Lunde..................................68-63 -9 Corey Pavin...............................65-66 -9 Charlie Wi..................................64-67 -9 Matt Jones.................................65-67 -8 Vaughn Taylor...........................67-65 -8 Greg Chalmers..........................66-66 -8 Steve Elkington.........................66-67 -7 Joe Durant.................................66-67 -7 Chris Riley.................................68-65 -7 Bubba Watson...........................65-68 -7 Ben Curtis.................................65-68 -7 Brendon de Jonge....................70-63 -7 Tim Herron................................66-67 -7 Scott McCarron.........................68-66 -6 Jay Williamson..........................69-65 -6 Cliff Kresge................................70-64 -6 Aron Price.................................65-69 -6 Johnson Wagner.......................68-66 -6 David Toms...............................66-68 -6 Kris Blanks................................68-67 -5 Jason Bohn...............................66-69 -5 Bo Van Pelt...............................69-66 -5 Stewart Cink..............................70-65 -5 J.P. Hayes.................................69-66 -5 Aaron Baddeley.........................69-66 -5 Ryan Moore...............................68-67 -5 Carl Pettersson.........................67-68 -5 Padraig Harrington....................64-71 -5 Chris Stroud..............................69-66 -5 Michael Sim...............................68-67 -5 Rickie Fowler.............................71-65 -4 Tim Petrovic..............................67-69 -4 Scott Verplank...........................67-69 -4 Mark Brooks..............................68-68 -4 Brian Stuard..............................67-69 -4 Webb Simpson..........................67-69 -4 Alex Prugh.................................71-65 -4 Mathew Goggin.........................64-72 -4 Billy Mayfair...............................66-70 -4 Michael Bradley.........................67-69 -4 Rod Pampling............................68-68 -4 Graham DeLaet.........................70-66 -4 Ricky Barnes.............................69-67 -4 Matt Every.................................69-67 -4 Michael Letzig...........................68-69 -3 Shaun Micheel..........................72-65 -3 Michael Connell.........................69-68 -3 Paul Stankowski........................71-66 -3 Kevin Streelman........................73-64 -3 Kenny Perry..............................69-68 -3 Jerry Kelly.................................66-71 -3 Retief Goosen...........................68-69 -3 Chad Campbell.........................67-70 -3 Stuart Appleby...........................70-67 -3 James Nitties.............................69-68 -3 Charley Hoffman.......................70-67 -3 Mark Hensby.............................67-71 -2 Will MacKenzie..........................68-70 -2 Chris DiMarco...........................73-65 -2 Nicholas Thompson..................68-70 -2 John Merrick..............................69-69 -2 Robert Garrigus.........................73-65 -2 Arjun Atwal................................71-67 -2 Ted Purdy..................................70-68 -2 Kevin Johnson...........................66-72 -2 Joe Ogilvie................................68-70 -2 James Driscoll...........................70-68 -2 Bryce Molder.............................68-70 -2 Brett Wetterich..........................71-67 -2 Boo Weekley.............................69-69 -2 J.J. Henry..................................71-67 -2 Skip Kendall..............................69-69 -2 Jarrod Lyle................................71-67 -2 Brad Adamonis..........................69-69 -2 Failed to qualify Matt Bettencourt........................67-72 -1 Jeff Overton...............................67-72 -1 Michael Allen.............................70-69 -1 Spencer Levin...........................71-68 -1 Luke List....................................68-71 -1 a-Nick Taylor.............................71-68 -1 Troy Matteson...........................71-68 -1 Parker McLachlin......................70-69 -1 Martin Laird...............................69-70 -1 Kirk Triplett................................69-70 -1 Steve Wheatcroft.......................67-72 -1 Dean Wilson..............................73-67 E Bill Haas....................................69-71 E Todd Hamilton...........................67-73 E Harrison Frazar.........................73-67 E Omar Uresti...............................70-70 E Brent Delahoussaye..................72-68 E Henrik Bjornstad........................71-69 E Derek Gillespie..........................72-68 E Woody Austin............................70-70 E Greg Kraft..................................72-68 E Adam Scott................................68-72 E

Mathias Gronberg.....................67-73 Brett Quigley.............................70-70 Craig Bowden............................68-72


world cup 2010 World Cup GROUP E

GP W D L x-Netherlands..3 3 0 0 x-Japan............3 2 0 1 Denmark..........3 1 0 2 Cameroon........3 0 0 3 x-advanced to round of 16 Thursday Japan 3, Denmark 1 Netherlands 2, Cameroon 1 ———


GP W D L x-Paraguay......3 1 2 0 x-Slovakia........3 1 1 1 New Zealand...3 0 3 0 Italy..................3 0 2 1 x-advanced to round of 16 Thursday Slovakia 3, Italy 2 Paraguay 0, New Zealand 0 ———


GP W D L x-Brazil.............2 2 2 0 x-Portugal........2 1 2 0 Ivory Coast......2 0 1 1 North Korea.....2 0 0 2 x-advanced to round of 16 Today Portugal 0, Brazil 0 Ivory Coast 3, North Korea 0 ——— GP x-Chile.............2 x-Spain............2 Switzerland......2 Honduras.........2

GROUP H W 2 1 1 0

D 0 0 0 0 Today

L 0 1 1 2

GF 5 4 3 2

GA Pts 1 9 2 6 6 3 5 0

GF 3 4 2 4

GA Pts 1 5 5 4 2 3 5 2

GF 5 7 1 1

GA Pts 2 6 0 4 3 1 9 0

GF 2 2 1 0

GA Pts 0 6 1 3 1 3 3 0

Spain 2, Chile 1 Switzerland 0, Honduras 0 ———


Today’s Games Uruguay vs. South Korea, 10 a.m. United States vs. Ghana, 1:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Germany vs. England, 10 a.m. Argentina vs. Mexico, 2:30 p.m.

NASCAR Sprint Cup-Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 132.337. 2. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 132.158. 3. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 132.062. 4. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 131.998. 5. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 131.966. 6. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 131.875. 7. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 131.742. 8. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 131.633. 9. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 131.556. 10. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 131.456. 11. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 131.329. 12. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 131.315. 13. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 131.279. 14. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 131.211. 15. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 131.189. 16. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 131.18. 17. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 131.103. 18. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 131.049. 19. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 131.035. 20. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 131.017. 21. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 130.945. 22. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 130.801. 23. (36) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 130.734. 24. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 130.626. 25. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 130.599. 26. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 130.586. 27. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 130.456. 28. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 130.367. 29. (83) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 130.313. 30. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 130.3. 31. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 130.22. 32. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 130.024. 33. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 130.02. 34. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 129.714. 35. (46) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 129.626. 36. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 129.6. 37. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 129.278. 38. (26) David Stremme, Ford, 129.221. 39. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 128.893. 40. (71) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 127.997. 41. (34) Kevin Conway, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (7) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, Owner Points. 43. (64) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 128.178.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-0-0 La. Pick 4: 0-5-0-4 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-3-1 La. Pick 4: 9-3-0-5 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-4-4 La. Pick 4: 2-4-0-0 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-1-0 La. Pick 4: 9-2-3-4 Easy 5: 7-12-13-28-32 La. Lotto: 14-15-19-25-31-39 Powerball: 11-30-45-47-48 Powerball: 10; Power play: 33 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-2-1 La. Pick 4: 6-1-7-2 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-6-1 La. Pick 4: 9-7-6-9 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-9-2 La. Pick 4: 3-9-8-5 Easy 5: 2-5-20-26-29 La. Lotto: 8-13-21-37-38-39 Powerball: 9-30-31-50-54 Powerball: 39; Power play: 3

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


Wagner earns 400th career save WC

Continued from Page C1. competing with each other, but policing each other, too.” Ashley added that WC’s younger players have not only meshed with their older peers, they’ve taken their place alongside them as clubhouse leaders. “Experience-wise, we’re improving a lot. The seniors are supposed to be leaders, but I believe our leaders are our youngest players,” Ashley said. With half the starting lineup to replace before next

By The Associated Press Billy Wagner earned his 400th career save, Brian McCann gave Atlanta the lead with a fourth-inning homer and the Braves ended a threegame skid by beating the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Friday night. McCann’s 100th career homer was one of the few mistakes made by rookie Andy Oliver (0-1) in his major league debut. The left-hander gave up five hits and two runs in six innings. Brooks Conrad added an eighth-inning homer off Eddie Bonine. Kris Medlen (5-1), possibly pitching to protect his spot in the Braves’ rotation, gave up six hits and one run in 6 2/3 innings. Wagner st r u c k o u t the side in the Billy ninth for his Wagner 15th save this season. Wagner is fifth on the career list and second among left-handers behind John Franco’s 424. The Braves, who remained one-half game ahead of the Mets in the NL East, recovered after being swept in three games at the Chicago White Sox. The Braves improved to 25-7 at home. The Tigers,

Soccer The associated press

Atlanta Brvaes catcher Brian McCann celebrates with his teammates after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers Friday. The Braves won 3-1.

MLB who remained one-half game behind Minnesota in the AL Central, are 14-22 on the road. Medlen’s next scheduled start is Wednesday against Washington, but manager Bobby Cox said right-hander Jair Jurrjens will start Wednesday if he doesn’t suffer a setback in his return from a hamstring injury. If Jurrjens is healthy, Cox may choose between

Medlen and winless Kenshin Kawakami for the No. 5 spot in the rotation. Kawakami (0-9) is scheduled to start today. Medlen, making his ninth start of the season, has made 20 consecutive appearances since his only loss, in relief on April 9. Brennan Boesch hit a runscoring single off Medlen in the first inning. The Braves pulled even in the second when Melky Cabrera’s single drove in Yunel Escobar.

D-backs 1, Rays 0 Edwin Jackson overcame a wild start to throw the fourth no-hitter in the season of the pitcher, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Jackson threw a whopping 149 pitches — a season high — and walked eight, all but one in the first three innings, in the second no-hitter in Diamondbacks’ history.

Horned Frogs stay alive at CWS, beat UCLA OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Matt Purke did it a different way. The result was the same. The undefeated freshman won his nation-leading and school-record 16th game Friday, combining with Tyler Lockwood to hold UCLA to four singles in a 6-2 victory that kept the Horned Frogs alive at the College World Series. TCU (54-13) forced a second Bracket 1 title game against UCLA on Saturday, with the winner going to the bestof-three finals beginning Monday. Purke, with his 97 mph fastball, is a strikeout pitcher if there ever was one. But of the 19 outs he recorded Friday, 14 came on ground balls and just

college baseball two were strikeouts. It was his fewest strikeouts in an outing of three innings or longer. “This place is an adventure,” Purke said. “You never know what’s going to happen here. We’ve been told since we knew we were coming to expect the unexpected. I was able to go out today a little different than what I’m used to throwing. But hey, I’ll take groundball outs all day and no balls in the air. So not bad.” Taylor Featherston hit the biggest of TCU’s three home runs, going deep off Garett Claypool to give TCU a threerun lead in the bottom of the seventh after the Bruins (5015) had closed to 3-2.

The game was advertised as a much-anticipated pitching matchup between Purke, the 2009 first-round draft pick of the Texas Rangers, against UCLA’s Rob Rasmussen, the Florida Marlins’ second-round pick this year. But Rasmussen (11-3) struggled with his control early and left in the fifth inning. “Quite honestly, I just didn’t throw enough strikes,” Rasmussen said. “Obviously those two walks in the first inning hurt. Like Coach said, we were kind of swimming upstream. From that point on I didn’t feel like I had it, but just tried to keep our team in the game as much as possible and just hope that there would be enough for a win.”

Purke held Florida State to four hits over seven innings in last Saturday’s CWS opener. The 6-foot-4 left-hander, with his signature tilted hat-andglasses look, held UCLA hitless until Chris Giovinazzo reached on a bunt single with one out in the fifth, drawing a smattering of boos from the TCU-partisan crowd. Brett Krill’s single up the middle drove in Giovinazzo, the first earned run against Purke in 11 2/3 innings. Purke escaped further damage when, with two outs and two runners on, right fielder Brance Rivera made a running catch on Niko Gallego’s slicing fly ball. Purke left with one out in the seventh.

Spain clips Chile, both advance to round of 16 Switzerland 0, Honduras 0

By The Associated Press David Villa and Andres Iniesta each scored as Spain beat Chile 2-1 on Friday at the World Cup, a result that sends both teams on to the round of 16. Villa got his goal on a shot from 45 yards out in the 24th minute, when goalkeeper Claudio Bravo came out of his area and cleared a ball straight to the Spain striker. Iniesta doubled the advantage by beating Bravo with a right-footed shot from the edge of the area in the 37th, with Marco Estrada ejected after collecting his second yellow card on the play. Chile didn’t back down, pressing and scoring on substitute Rodrigo Millar’s deflected shot in the 47th. Spain finished at the top of Group H with six points and will play Portugal in the next round. Chile was second and will play Brazil. Switzerland

season, getting contributions from both upper and lower classmen will be vital to the Vikings’ hopes of a division championship repeat. Watching the start of that process has been fulfilling, Abraham said. “There’s five or six guys that really have pushed to earn a job and we have seven or eight seniors coming back,” Abraham said. “It’s been fun to watch these guys maturing this summer.”

Honduras held Switzerland to a draw in Group H of the World Cup on Friday, a result that knocked both teams out of the tournament.

Brazil 0, Portugal 0

The associated press

Chile’s Fabian Orellana, right, controls the ball past Spain’s Javier Martinez, left, during the World Cup match between Chile and Spain Friday.

world cup was third and Honduras was last. Villa’s goal at Pretoria’s Loftus Versfeld Stadium halted Chile’s early momentum. He ran on to the loose ball

and curled a high, left-footed shot from just inside the Chile half into an open goal after Bravo had rushed out of the area to clear Alonso’s long ball as Fernando Torres chased it down.

Portugal reached the second round of the World Cup on Friday after a draw with group winner Brazil as two of soccer’s most powerful offenses couldn’t score. Brazil had already secured advancement and won Group G with seven points, two more than Portugal.

Ivory Coast 3, North Korea 0 Yaya Toure, Koffi Romaric N’Dri and Salomon Kalou all scored for Ivory Coast, but the Elephants didn’t advance to the round of 16.

Continued from Page C1. everybody, and make sure we understand that.” For as much as the Americans like to talk about team and doing something special together, everyone knows they will only go as far as Donovan leads them. Playing with the unbridled joy and confidence only a 20-year-old can have, he scored twice at the 2002 World Cup as the Americans made a stunning run to the quarterfinals, and was selected as best young player of the tournament. Burdened by the expectations and the hype four years later, he all but disappeared as the Americans stumbled out of Germany without a victory. Just about everyone deserved a piece of the blame, but Donovan took the majority of criticism. “That was not a good day. For me or for the team,” Donovan said when asked about the Ghana game in 2006. “What I remember most personally was my tentativeness and the immediate feeling afterward of the finality of it, and how disappointing that was.” His two unsuccessful stints in Germany only fueled the negativity. Signed by Bayer Leverkusen at 16, he never got in a game in two years and was shipped to the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer in 2001. He

went back to Leverkusen in January 2005 and made nine appearances, but lasted only two months before running back to MLS. Long MLS’ undisputed star, he was forced to give up part of his spotlight when David Beckham joined him at the Los Angeles Galaxy. It was an uneasy partnership, and Donovan ripped the England midfielder’s leadership and effort in “The Beckham Experiment,” the highly critical book chronicling Beckham’s first two seasons in America. Donovan eventually apologized for airing his thoughts in public, and the two have since repaired their relationship. Put it all together, however, and Donovan seemed like just another spoiled athlete who’d failed to live up to his promise. “He got criticized quite heavily after the last World Cup, and he’s worked hard and pushed himself to get to this level,” Carlos Bocanegra said. “It’s nice for him to get the winner for us. It kind of shows his work has paid off, his mentality has changed.” Donovan gives much of the credit for his growth to his estranged wife, Bianca Kajlich. Kajlich is an actress, and seeing her have to battle for even the smallest roles made him realize he was squandering his talent.

Jones Continued from Page C1. ational gear. “I kept looking at it like, ‘Did they make it? Did they survive?”’ Bobby Johnson, the store’s co-owner, took a photo of the wreckage, unaware at the time the vehicle belonged to Jones. “I took a picture just because you don’t see a car every day that bashed up,” he said. “The whole driver’s side was caved in.” Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon issued a statement from the team late Friday afternoon. “We continue to gather information on Chad’s condition, and obviously our primary concern is for his health and well being,” the team said. “Jerry Reese and

his staff have maintained contact with Chad’s family throughout the day.” Jones, a safety, was drafted in the third round. He was part of the Tigers’ 2007 national championship team and also was a left-handed relief pitcher — whose fastball surpassed 90 mph — for the 2009 LSU baseball team that won the 2009 College World Series. Known affectionately as “Dreadlocks of Doom” by teammates and LSU fans, he was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers weeks after the Giants selected him in the NFL draft. He signed with the Giants last week after taking part in a mandatory minicamp.




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Wimbledon Continued from Page C1. forehand wide, an unforced error he greeted with a growl. But that was it. Instead of losing his focus, he tightened it, winning 15 of the next 16 points. Later, on his first match point, Roddick sprinted forward and dived to try to reach a volley, but netted the shot. Five minutes later, he blew a second match point by missing a backhand. He didn’t flinch, though, and eventually ended things on match point No. 3 with an ace at 137 mph. “He’s done such a better job over the last year of let-

ting things go, and that’s what great players learn to do: They don’t let it bother them to the point of where it carries over. It’s a clean slate. It’s over. Nothing you can do about it,” Stefanki said. “Easier said than done.” Stefanki believes that getover-it-and-move-on attitude stems, at least in part, from the way Roddick handled his emotions during the 2009 Wimbledon final against Roger Federer. Roddick nearly took a 2-0 lead in sets, wound up trailing 2-1 instead, then forced a fifth set before

losing it 16-14. “He made a huge step last year against Federer, and now, I think, he’s learned that he’s never out of it,” Stefanki said. “Against the best player, maybe, of all time, to be able to ... come back and say, ’No, no, no, it’s not bothering me; I’m back to square one and playing every point as hard as I can’ — that match for him, mentally, is helping now, a year later.” Seeking his first Wimbledon title at age 27, Roddick has lost three finals at the grass-court Grand Slam tour-

nament to Federer, and they are on track for a semifinal meeting next week. After being taken to five sets in the first round, then four in the second, Federer was back to his best Friday, beating 2001 Australian Open runner-up Arnaud Clement 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. “Obviously,” Federer said, “this felt much better.” Federer saved the only break point he faced, hit 29 winners and only 12 unforced errors, and was ushered off Centre Court by a roar of approval from the crowd.



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n MOVIE “Reservation Road” — A college professor, Joaquin Phoenix, sees his beloved son die in a hit-and-run accident and, soon afterward, begins his own quest to see the driver, Mark Ruffalo, brought to justice./7 on LMN n SPORTS Soccer — It’s win or go home in the World Cup’s round of 16 as the United States battles Ghana./1:30 on ABC Joaquin Phoenix n PRIMETIME “Three Rivers” — Andy is upset when his nemesis, an arrogant heart surgeon, comes back to the hospital./7 on CBS

Chinese, Portuguese, South Korean take gold

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Mick Jones, singer-musician, 55; Chris Isaak, singer, 54; Patty Smyth, rock singer, 53; Sean Hayes, actor, 40; Matt Letscher, actor, 40; Chris O’Donnell, actor, 40; Gretchen Wilson, country singer, 36.


Developer wins case against prince A British judge said a developer whose project was canceled following opposition from Prince Charles is entitled to damages. Judge Geoffrey Vos ruled Friday that Qatari Diar Real Estate breached its contract with developer Christian Candy when it withdrew an application for planning permission for a building in London’s upscale Chelsea district. Prince Charles, a long-standing critic of modern arCharles chitecture, had written to Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, Qatar’s prime minister and the head of Qatari Diar, expressing his opposition to the design by famed architect Richard Rogers. The judge didn’t immediately award damages because the developer had not applied for them. The issue could be taken up at a later hearing.

Jackson’s dad files wrongful death suit Michael Jackson’s father filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday against the doctor charged with giving the pop superstar a lethal dose of sedatives one year ago, accusing the Nevada doctor of negligence, secrecy and poor training. Joe Jackson sued Dr. Conrad Murray on Friday — the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death — in federal court in Los Angeles. The complaint, which seeks more than Michael Jackson $75,000, accuses Murray of professional negligence for providing the singer with a mix of sedatives — including the anesthetic propofol — that authorities say killed him. Propofol is normally administered only in hospital settings, but Murray had been providing Jackson the drug in the bedroom of the singer’s rented mansion in Los Angeles. Joe Jackson contends the physician tried to conceal his administration of the drug after Jackson’s death. The lawsuit also names medical clinics that Murray operates in Las Vegas and Houston, claiming they did not properly train or supervise the doctor. The lawsuit was filed in federal court because Murray’s clinics are in other states and the doctor lives in Nevada. Murray has pleaded not guilty to an involuntary manslaughter charge filed in February. His attorneys have said that he did not give Jackson anything that “should have” killed him. His civil attorney, Charles Peckham, repeated that assertion Friday. “We’d like to remind people that Dr. Murray has not been found guilty of anything and we believe his innocence will be proven in a court of law,” Peckham said. “We’ve been told we were going to be sued for months so today’s filing is no surprise to us.”

Federal panel considers Snipes’ appeal A federal appeals panel is considering whether the arrest of actor Wesley Snipes’ former financial adviser could pave the way for a new trial on tax evasion charges. Snipes was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison in 2008, but his attorneys asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to allow a new request to dismiss the movie star’s conviction or grant him a new trial. Wesley The motion centers on the arrest of Kenneth Snipes Starr, the one-time financial adviser to Snipes and other celebrities. He was a key witness in Snipes’ 2008 trial but was charged in May with securities fraud worth $59 million.


Couple weds in grocery store aisle Here comes the bride, down Aisle 9. A Wisconsin couple who met in Aisle 9 of the Copps grocery store in Wautoma last year were married there this week. Marty Czarnecki said he was working in the store’s liquor aisle when Denise Irvine came in to buy wine. He said they just “got talking.” Irvine says she doesn’t do things traditionally, so liked the idea of a grocery-store wedding. Members of the wedding party shouted “cleanup on Aisle 9” after toilet paper streamers flew through the air over the couple Wednesday.

By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Dancers from China, Portugal and South Korea received top awards Friday at the two-week USA International Ballet Competition in Mississippi. A Portuguese woman, Catarina Moreira, received a choreography award for a powerful contemporary piece performed Thursday night by one of her students, 16-yearold Marcelino Sambe of Portugal, the junior division men’s gold medalist. Marcelino received an extended standing ovation for his intense, percussive interpretation of the piece about how each person believes he suffers more than others. “The dance is an art, it’s not a sport. I think we should preserve the heart of the dance, not who does more pirouettes and moves,” Marcelino said after winning his gold medal Friday. More than 100 dancers from 31 countries competed, with 15- to 18-year-olds in the junior division and 19- to 26-year-olds in the senior division. Finalists performed classical and contemporary pieces to demonstrate their range of technique and stage presence. The senior women’s gold medal was awarded to Cao Shuci of China. The junior women’s gold medal was awarded to Ji Young Chae of South Korea. The 13 jurors — each from a different country — did not award a gold medal in the senior men’s division. “We didn’t feel there was anyone of high enough caliber, and the points indicated that as well,” said jury chairman Bruce Marks of the United States, a former American Ballet Theatre dancer. Shuei said through an interpreter Friday that technique alone is not enough to be a successful artist; she also wants to touch people’s emotions. “This is just a beginning,” she said. “I love to dance but I will be very careful to make every step in my career.”

rogelio solis•The associated press

South Korean junior competitors Ji Young Chae, standing, and Ki-Min Kim perform in

the final round of the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson.

The winners

Ki-Min Kim, left, applauds as his dance partner, Ji Young Chae, reacts to being named Women’s Junior Gold Medalist. The only medalist from the U.S. was 15-year-old Derek Dunn, who was awarded the junior men’s bronze. Derek grew up in the Baltimore area dancing, playing soccer and swimming. In the past few months, he has narrowed his focus to dance and is a student at The Rock School in Philadelphia. “This medal hopefully will be kind of the start to my career somehow,” said Derek, who’s been dancing eight years. “I’m not sure what company, but I know I want to be in a major

ballet company one day.” The USA International Ballet Competition first took place in Jackson in 1979, and has been in the city every four years since 1982. It has helped launch careers of dancers such as Jose Manuel Carreno, who won the grand prix in Jackson in 1990 and is now a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre in New York. Medalists received cash awards of up to $8,000, and three received contracts to dance with U.S. companies.

Senior women’s gold: Cao Shuci of China. Senior women’s silver: Candice Adea of the Philippines. Senior women’s bronze: Maki Onuki of Japan. Senior men’s gold: No medal awarded. Senior men’s silver: Kosuke Okumura of Japan. Senior men’s bronze: Kyohei Yoshida of Japan and Zhang Xi of China. Junior women’s gold: Ji Young Chae of South Korea. Junior women’s silver: Fumi Kaneko of Japan and Alys Shee of Canada. Junior women’s bronze: Mariana Layun of Mexico. Junior men’s gold: Marcelino Sambe of Portugal. Junior men’s silver: KiMin Kim of South Korea. Junior men’s bronze: Derek Dunn of the United States.

‘Eclipse’ stars take in fandemonium at L.A. premiere LOS ANGELES (AP) — Monica Siegel and her two friends dropped a total of $2,500 and flew hundreds of miles to camp out for four days on a patch of sidewalk in downtown Los Angeles with the hope that they might see one of the heartthrob stars of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” Their gamble paid off — and then some. Siegel, 22, of Fennville, Mich., was giddy with excitement after she not only nabbed a prime spot near the red carpet to swoon over the movie’s stars, but also was one of just a few dozen selected to take in the film inside with the stars of the blockbuster vampire series. “It’s completely worth every bit of it,” Siegel said after learning she had scored the premiere seats. “I’m freaking out!” Siegel said the entire experience was great but the best part was seeing the movie with the people who made it. “Kristen (Stewart) was amazing. She actually talked with us and paid attention to what we were saying instead of rushing by. The whole night is one big, happy memory,” Siegel said. Siegel, 21-year-old Amanda Willis of Dallas, and 25-yearold Melissa Moorhead of Seattle were among thousands of so-called “Twi-hards” who had flocked to the Nokia Theatre at the L.A. Live entertainment complex since early this week, camping out in a specially designated tent city for a fleeting glimpse of stars such as Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Up to 9,000 people were issued wristbands for a chance to see the film. At least 550 early birds, like Siegel, were ensured a spot along the red carpet, which was black for the occasion. Celebrities working their way down the carpet before the premiere were swarmed with screaming, frantic fans.

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Kristen Stewart signs autographs at the premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.”

On the big screen “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” opens in theaters Wednesday. Stewart, who plays Bella, took the fandemonium in stride. Lautner, who plays werewolf Jacob, was asked if he ever wished he was less popular. “I don’t think I’m popular. I think it’s the character,” Lautner said. “I’m grateful to be here, and I’m grateful for the fans.” Dakota Fanning, who plays the vampire Jane, said she was amazed by the fan presence —

even in comparison with what she has seen in her own childhood acting career. “It’s really exciting. I don’t think I’ll ever be part of something like this for the rest of my life,” she said. “It’s really kind of surreal.” AEG, which owns L.A. Live and distributed the premiere wristbands with Summit Entertainment, screened “New Moon” for fans Tues-

day night. On Wednesday, the film’s actors, Peter Facinelli, Billy Burke, Julia James and Jackson Rathbone, distributed hamburgers, CDs and makeup in the tent city. “It’s not very often in this business that you get to come out here and do something like this,” Burke said. “The fans of these movies are so gracious and lovely. It’s great to do anything we can.” Stephanie Tregea, 19, drove 500 miles from Upper Lake, in Northern California, to attend the premiere. She wore a black T-shirt that said “Team Carlisle,” and held a sign that read: “My cat died while I’ve been in line. (Peter, comfort me during this sadness).” It got her an extended embrace from Facinelli, who plays Cullen patriarch Carlisle. Tregea said she is concerned about a Twilight jinx, because her dog died as she waited in line for the “New Moon” premiere last year. She debated not seeing the next installment. “It’s been hectic and stressful because there’s a lot of people,” said Tregea, who alternated camping out with sleeping in a hotel room shared with two friends.

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compliment a mother can pay a young woman. The next time she does it, smile and tell her that if you could clone yourself you would because you think she’d be the best mother-inlaw in the world, but you’re seeing someone and the relationship is serious. Dear Abby: I am a 48-yearold man about to be married for the second time. My bride, “Jennifer,” is significantly younger than I, but aside from that, we’re alike on most issues. We have lived together for five years and have two beautiful daughters, ages 3


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: There will be many very good opportunities in the year ahead to develop some ideas you’ve been carrying around in your mind for a long time. If you carefully manage what you conceive, the rewards you’re seeking will be manifest. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — When a decision has to be made, don’t discount your views on it. Your judgment is likely to be a notch or two above your fellow man, so speak up and let your reasoning be known. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Although this may normally be a day of rest for you, the industrious mood you’re in could encourage you to take on that big project you’ve been putting off. It might be now or never. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Spending some time with a friend might take the edge off of a serious situation that’s been dogging your heels. It’ll be just the break you need, and is likely to do you a lot of good. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — There will be nothing more important to you than your family and loved ones. You’ll put their needs first and help out in any way that you can, even if it means giving up your own plans. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Take advantage of any opportunity you get to have that serious discussion you’ve been hankering to get at with a friend. Chances are it will work out far better than you ever thought. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — The ability to handle your resources could be surprisingly good at this juncture. For reasons you can’t explain, you’ll put spontaneous spending on the back burner and make only careful purchases. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It isn’t unreasonable for you not to allow others to impose upon your time or waste your precious hours. Today is likely to be a perfect example of you controlling those you’re with and how long you’re with them. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — In order for you to be productive and feel good about yourself, you will need to finish each and every task you tackle. Take on one job at a time and finish it before moving on. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Plans you lay out in your mind are destined to work out wonderfully. This is because you will be extremely realistic about your time and the people with whom you’d like to share it. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Usually you’re your own person and have little interest in what others think about what you’re doing. Today, however, approval could be important to you, even in some small way. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — You are never one who treats your responsibilities lightly, yet today your behavior could show a different side of you. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — If you have something on your mind that you would like to do with another, this is a good day to plan it with the help of someone who is as imaginative as you are. Joint endeavors work today.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m 14 and my parents divorced seven months ago. We all used to attend the Baptist church, but after the divorce, my mother, who was raised a Catholic, decided she wanted to return to the Catholic Church — and she wants me to go with her. I want to continue going to the Baptist church because I know everybody there and I also was baptized in this church. I don’t want to go to Mom’s church. Please give me your advice. — Nameless, Cumberland, Md. Nameless: This is a delicate situation. I can understand why your mother would want to acquaint you with her own religious tradition, but I can also see why you would resist. For now, perhaps the best way to resolve the matter is to have your Baptist minister and a Catholic priest talk with Mother and you together to reach an agreeable decision. Whatever it might be, honor it for the time being. As you know, the final decision will be yours when you reach the age of 18. Dr. Wallace: I’m 15 and play high school football. All the guys in my group are non-athletes and smoke. My dad thinks it doesn’t look good for an athlete to be seen with a bunch of guys who smoke. I don’t smoke and don’t plan to start. Why should I have to give up my good friends just because they smoke? Smoking is their problem, not mine. — Brett, Philadelphia. Brett: According to the booklet “Tobacco and Your Health,” by Life Skills Education, the single most common reason people give for why they started smoking is that their friends smoked. Of course that doesn’t mean you will start smoking, but it does mean that the chances of you smoking are greater when your friends smoke. I agree with your father. Athletes have a responsibility to obey training rules, which are easier to follow when not “tempted” by friends. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

and 7. We are now involved in making wedding plans. I know it’s a woman’s special day, but when I ask the normal question of “How much does it cost?” Jennifer becomes unglued. She says she’s aware that we don’t have an unlimited budget, and she’s sick and tired of my always asking about the costs and saying things are too expensive. Today she went off again when I said that the diamondencrusted wedding band she wants me to wear was too expensive, and a simple gold band is fine for me. I told Jennifer to cut out the Bridezilla attitude. Money is a factor in a wedding, and since I’m part of it, my opinion should matter as much as hers. Now she’s stomping around in a huff, and I’m at the end of my rope. If this is how she acts now, what about after the

wedding? Am I being an idiot to worry about the money, or is Jennifer being unrealistic by ignoring it and stifling my concerns? — Groom(?) in Michigan Dear Groom(?): You’re not an idiot. You are asking some very intelligent questions. One of the most frequent causes of divorce is arguments over money. So before you go any further, stop the music and insist that the two of you get premarital counseling to ensure that you really are on the same page. It could save you a bundle — of heartache and money. Dear Abby: I am 17 and popular in school. I have a lot of friends, but inside I feel like I’m not good enough to go out with the popular boys I like. I am friends with them all, but they always pay more attention to the prettier girls. I know I should feel privi-

leged to be popular, but what can I do to get the guys to notice me more? I sometimes stay up crying at night over this. — Wants More in Pennsylvania Dear Wants More: I’ll tell you a secret. Fear of failure can become a self-fulfilling prophecy — and so can success. The more you dwell on

your “deficiencies,” the more pronounced they’ll become. So, act more confident and soon you will be.

• 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.

Wife struggling, frustrated with husband’s alcoholism Dear Dr. Gott: I simply cannot understand my husband’s habitual drinking. I’m embarrassed, ashamed and frustrated, and we’re even considering divorce because of it. We are a well-educated couple. He’s a professional with a good job, and of all things, I’m a counselor. Wouldn’t you think I might be able to advise my own partner? Well, I guess not, because life is a mess, things are out of control, and what’s worse, my husband doesn’t even seem to know or care. He promises he will change but those promises have been broken so many times I have lost track. We have three wonderful children who have been damaged because of his habit. I try to help them understand, but they aren’t dumb. They can read between the lines. He knows right from wrong, so why on earth can’t he see that he is rapidly destroying everyone and everything around him? The things that were important are just that — things. I have said a million times that I can’t compete with his first love, and I’m not referring to another woman in his life but the bloody alcohol. I’m backed up against the wall but hopefully not into a corner. Help! Dear Reader: Alcohol can be a powerful addiction that can have devastating effects on both partners, their children, family and friends. Sadly, the person who needs the help is often the last to understand the complexity of the situation. Beyond that, the quantity of alcohol a person consumes and how often he or she consumes it is not nearly as important as the behavior that can follow and the results it can have on others. While the disease — and it is a disease — can be hidden or explained in countless ways, invariably it surfaces. Employers tire rapidly of the feeble excuses. The extended lunch hour so an employee can enjoy a couple of “needed” pops often results in unemployment. Missed meals or soccer games and the empty seat at dance recitals affect children more than the alcoholic can begin to imagine. Children become fearful of their friends finding out and tend to withdraw from their friends and family. Spouses make excuses for canceling dinners with family members and acquaintances. It’s simply a no-win situation — a powder keg waiting to explode. I am sure your pleas have fallen on deaf ears, so my recommendations may be difficult to handle. Your family needs help, and that help must start with you. Read your local newspaper to determine the nearest Al-Anon meeting. Don’t be embarrassed about attending. Everyone there is in the same boat. What is said there stays there, and you will realize you are not alone with the burden of an alcoholic. You will learn to cope, to find your own path. Your children



can attend Alateen meetings to get themselves on the right path, as well. If you are more comfortable, you could start by participating in online or telephone meetings. When confronted by your partner, and you will likely be verbally accosted, explain that your pleading fell on deaf ears for too long and it was too painful to sit back doing nothing. Anyone can fall prey to this ghastly addiction.

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

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Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

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Dear Abby: “Todd” and I have been close friends since eighth grade. We’re now in our mid-20s, and over the years I have gotten to know his family. His mother, “Cindy,” is a kind and darling woman and I like her a lot. The problem is, she has it in her head that I am perfect for Todd. On more than one occasion she has gone so far as to ask me why I don’t marry him. Todd and I have always been close, but I have never had any interest in him beyond friendship. In fact, I am involved in a serious relationship right now with a man I love dearly. Is there a way to stop Cindy from making suggestive comments without hurting her feelings? — Holding My Tongue for Now in Minnesota Dear Holding Your Tongue: Todd’s mother’s attempts at matchmaking may be annoying, but they’re the greatest

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

ACROSS 1 Comfort food snack for some, briefly 7 You might be unprepared for it 14 Country with a mostly red, white and blue flag 15 Receiving aid 16 It makes it easier for you to lose your balance 18 General plan 19 Time out? 20 Einstein and Planck, e.g. 22 Unproven ability, for short 23 Brew choice 25 One of the Allmans 26 Scruff 27 Its capital is Doha 29 LP filler? 30 Colombian title 31 Modus operandi 33 Gettysburg general 35 Weighed 37 “I intend to live __. So far, so good”: Steven Wright 39 Forgetful, in a way 43 Crow 44 Five-time Fiesta Bowl champs, for short 46 It may be thrown in 47 Digging, so to speak 48 Six-time U.S. Open winner 50 Part of a stage question 51 Old Navy is one of its brands 52 Urges 54 Accident consequence 55 Salad bar option 57 Trig inverse 59 Driving need 60 Shade of pink 61 Like aftershave 62 Wide of the mark

DOWN 1 Things to mind 2 Radioactive emission 3 Axillae 4 “Heroes” home 5 Bishop’s rte. 6 “Chapter 27” star Leto 7 “Knowing all the facts,” according to Woody Allen 8 Two __: hockey advantage 9 Class-conscious orgs.? 10 Logical letters 11 Not intended 12 Up the creek 13 Remote 17 Word with kettle or steel 21 Handbag counterparts 24 Major college football’s winningest coach 26 Is unobliged to 28 Protect from erosion, as a riverbank

30 Shooting sport 32 Amer. Airlines Center player 34 Tender abbr. 36 Unlike matzo 37 Monomaniac 38 Beat 40 Mount Suribachi’s island 41 Part of ancient Phoenicia, today

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Eminem back on track with ‘Recovery’ By Nekesa Mumbi Moody AP music writer Eminem’s latest album is called “Recovery,” but a better title might have been “Resurrection.” On his seventh studio release, Eminem has finally returned to form, which is to say he’s obnoxious, misogynistic, violent and often hurtful, and rarely short of brilliant. After his last album, 2009’s “Relapse,” many wondered whether rap’s most successful and perhaps Eminem most talented rapper would ever do anything to merit the tag “brilliant” again. “Relapse” was a painful listen, with Eminem trying to recapture his former glory after four years off battling drug addiction. For Eminem, that meant an album that consisted mostly of tired insults and violent imagery without any of the wit that once accompanied it, making it charmless and forgettable. Even Eminem acknowledges as much on “Recovery,” taking potshots at an album he now calls “trash”; on “Not Afraid,” he says, “Let’s be honest that last Relapse CD was ehh/perhaps I ran them accents into the ground, relax/I ain’t goin’ back to that now.” What Eminem goes back to are the best elements that made him such a groundbreaking rapper when he made his debut over a decade ago: sick but hilarious humor; clever, biting lyrics and great storytelling. There is also more of Marshall Mathers than we’ve ever seen before on “Recovery” — and that’s a good thing. Just as he did with a few songs on “Relapse,” Eminem details his painful battle with drug abuse with harrowing detail. But on “Recovery,” he gets even more personal, which makes his stories striking and heartfelt. On the gripping “Going Through Changes,” Eminem depicts his miserable existence: griefstricken over the killing of rapper and best friend Proof; addled by drugs and hating what he’s become — while his daughter watches his decline. “Yeah dad’s in a bad mood. he’s always snappin at you/Marshall, what’s happened that you/ can’t stop with these pills and your fallin off with yer skills and your own fans are laughing at you?”

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Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club members, from left, Fannie Glasper, Sadie Jackson, Lois Y. Anderson, Dora Smith and Doris L. Clavelle sort items and pack gift bags for the club’s 35th annual celebration.

Homecoming Benevolent Club marks 35 years By Manivanh Chanprasith The Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club will mark its 35th year, beginning Thursday, with a weekend full of events. More than 300 former city residents now living across the country are expected to attend. “Whenever we first started, the idea came to me when I went with a friend to (a family Booker T. reunion in) Wilson Pennsylvania,” said club founder Booker T. Wilson. “I got together with some people in Vicksburg, and got it started.” Wilson left Vicksburg in 1954 to serve in the military. He now lives in Washington, D.C. Other founding members include Florine Beacham, Georgia Dent, Athenia Jefferson, the late Beula Lockett, Thelma Watson and Theresa Williams. “We had our first affair at the Ramada Inn, which is now the Battlefield Inn” Williams said. “Back then,

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Eva Ford, clockwise from top left, Willie Glasper, Dora Smith and Florine Beacham smile for the camera at a 1983 VHBC event. we couldn’t believe it only cost $200 to rent four big rooms there. Thirty-five years ago, we had no idea this would stay this long. It has been very successful.” Williams, an educator for more than 40 years, said she has missed only one VHBC event — because of an illness.

“Some of my former students come home,” she said. “I’m glad to see them and they’re glad to see me. I’m always excited to see everyone.” In the beginning, Wilson said, members decided, it had to be a benevolent club. It had to help people.” The VHBC has donated

more than $100,000 in scholarships to high school students and $75,000 in aid to others, all thanks to donations. “Thirty-five years is a long time to give back to the community,” said club president Willie Glasper, who’s served in his post for 30 straight years and been a member for 33. “It feels good to know you’re doing a service to the community.” The club’s motto is “Happiness is... Coming Home!” “People who have good hearts and good intentions is what made this enjoyable,” Wilson added. Club members find some time for fun, too. “When we get to talking, it’s an all-night thing,” Wilson said. “We talk about old times. One time, we got to talking (and) when we looked up, it was 5 a.m. We didn’t realize time had gone by.” This year’s four-day event will kick off Thursday night with a social featuring entertainment by Richard “Dr. C” Clark. On Friday will be a wine and cheese hour and social at St. Mary’s Center. Club member J.L. “Horseman” Mitchell will entertain the See VHBC, Page D3.

If you go The Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club’s 35th annual homecoming will begin Thursday and end July 4. Cost is $30 per person. Call 601-634-0163, 601415-7540, 601-636-2588 or 601-638-5649 for details. The schedule: • Thursday — 8 p.m.: homecoming kick-off social at The American Legion (The Hut), 1618 Main St. • Friday — 8 p.m., wine and cheese hour; 9 p.m., get-acquainted social; St. Mary’s Center, Main and Second North streets. • Saturday — 8 a.m.: president’s meeting at LD’s Kitchen No. 2 on Halls Ferry; 9 a.m.: Rowan Sanders/Harry Powell Memorial Golf Tournament at Clear Creek Golf Course in Bovina; 10 a.m.: scholarship brunch at St. Mary’s Center; 7 p.m.: annual dinnerdance banquet at St. Mary’s Center. • July 4 — 9 a.m.: farewell worship service at Battlefield Inn.

Never underestimate the power of fragrance Fragrance adds a unique dimension to any garden, and its significance is often overlooked. While visiting The Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, I was astounded by how fragrance added to my garden tour experience. The Butchart is a National Historic Site and one of the most beautiful gardens in Canada. It was originally a limestone quarry 18 miles outside of Vancouver. It was purchased by R.P. Butchart to support a Portland cement



factory he was building there. His wife, Jennie, a selftaught gardener and chemist, began planting the original Japanese-style garden in 1906 at the far end of their property, away from the noise and dust of the factory.

Online For more on The Butchart Gardens, visit www. After five years, the quarry was abandoned as a source of limestone for the factory. Jennie had received acclaim from everyone who visited her garden, so she decided to turn the abandoned quarry into a sunken garden. Chinese laborers hauled in tons of topsoil by horse and cart

to construct the flower beds over the bare rock floor. She had one Scottish gardener who assisted her with most of the initial planning, and to cover up the walls she personally took on the task of planting ivy in the cracks and crevices along the sides of the quarry. This was accomplished using a bosum’s chair suspended from the edge of the quarry. Today, 100 years later, there are four gardens and 30 yearround gardeners, expanding to 65 in the summer months,

who tend the site, which is open year-round. Over 1 million visitors annually walk through the sunken garden, then into a delightful rose garden. The walkway continues into the Japanese garden and ends up in a formal Italian garden. The landscaping is breathtaking — huge trees, hundreds of mature shrubs, ponds, fountains, massive beds of annuals and perennials and stone walkways that See Fragrances, Page D3.


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Singer and actress Miley Cyrus over the Vanity Fair photo where it made her look topless, wrapped in a bedsheet (she says she was not). She danced with a stripper pole at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards. This year, video surfaced of Miley giving one of the producers of her film “The Last Song” a lap dance at the wrap party. Earlier this month she simulated a girl-on-girl kiss while performing on “Britain’s Got Talent,” and on the Much Music Awards, she gyrated onstage while wearing a revealing outfit. Joan Ulrich, of Northville, Mich., worries about the affect Miley’s recent behavior will have on her young nieces. “Their mom bought them tickets to see her show and they were so excited about her. They had her videos, T-shirts, the whole thing,” she said. “Then she evolves into this sex kitten and there’s no control with her.” But Miley brushes off her critics, deeming them unsatisfied and unhappy with their own lives. “It’s just kind of a sad thing to think about people and


how they are. I never really let it affect me,” she adds. “My mom is at the side of that stage and if I ever felt I was disappointing her or not making her proud, I would not do the things I do, but she’s proud of me every time.” And Miley does have her supporters. Anthony Campiglia, of Clark, N.J., says the singer is doing nothing wrong by maturing. “I think it’s ridiculous for people to criticize Miley for growing up. She can’t talk about puppies and lemonade forever. She’s getting older and is naturally going to start acting and singing about older things,” he said. “I just think it’s up to parents to monitor and regulate what their kids watch.” Kids won’t have the option of watching new episodes of Puzzle answers, games, opinion polls and much more at:

Mississippi gardeners might not be able to grow every fragrant plant I have mentioned, but there are quite a few choices that perform well in our area. If you have created an outdoor room, a few fragrant plants can add so much. Cool-weather choices include pansies, stock, dianthus, sweet William, Carolina jasmine, clematis, winter honeysuckle, daphne, paperwhite narcissus, lilies-ofthe-valley, sweet peas and bearded iris. Summer and fall favorites include petunias, Oriental Lilies, roses (particularly some of the antique rose cultivars), nicotiana or flowering tobacco, four o’clock, moonflower, gardenia, Confederate jasmine, Southern magnolia, Angel’s trumpet, butterfly bush, summer phlox, hosta, vitex, ginger lilies, sweet autumn clematis, sweet olive and common witch hazel.

• 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.

The night before Indian Independence Day, the president of the country gives a speech about how the country is doing.

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On the day itself, August 15, citizens gather and watch their country’s flag being hoisted to the top of the flagpole. This happens at offices, homes and schools. Afterwards, families and friends get together and enjoy delicious food.

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Karan’s kite has stripes. His kite has a tail, but not a short one. Karan doesn’t like polka dots on kites. It is not a box kite.

crowd. Saturday’s events include a president’s meeting and the Rowan Sanders/Harry Powell Memorial Golf Tournament at Clear Creek Golf Course in Bovina. A scholarship brunch, at which nine awards will be given, and the annual dinner-dance banquet will follow at St. Mary’s Center. Motivational speaker Marcus Gentry and blues and R&B artist Robert “The Duke” Tillman will provide entertainment. The weekend will end with a worship service at Battle-

Citizens attend parades and ceremonies, wearing Poland’s colors: red and white. In Warsaw, the capital city, thousands of runners participate in the Independence Day Run.

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field Inn. The VHBC has grown from 10 members to more than 300, with three chapters — the Chicago Metropolitan Area Chapter, started in 1984; Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter, started in 1985; and the Las Vegas Chapter, started in 1991. “When you go to a homecoming, everybody is talking about Vicksburg,” Glasper said. “We’re talking about the teachers, the hills, the football games, school. It’s the most rewarding thing one can experience.”

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People in Poland celebrate their independence on November 11 when citizens place flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, to commemorate soldiers who have died for their country.

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Lots of people also fly kites on Independence Day to symbolize India’s freedom from the British on August 15, 1947.

Mexicans celebrate “Grito de Dolores” (means “Cry of Dolores”) on September 15. On that day in 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a priest in the town of Dolores, made a speech demanding the freedom of Mexico from Spain. Now on this day, the president rings the original bell from Father Hidalgo’s church and recites Hidalgo’s original speech. The president ends with the cry, “Viva Mexico!” which can be heard the rest of the night during celebrations, fireworks and other fun activities.

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Continued from Page D1. lead from one exquisite view to the next. I was delighted to see so many different plants, but what I did not expect was the fragrance that weaved through the garden. The scents came from a variety of plants. Sweet alyssum, a low-growing groundcover with tiny honeyscented white flowers, was used along the borders in many areas. Large plantings of stock, the fragrant white and pastel spears that are sometimes used in funeral sprays, plus wallflowers, dianthus and sweet William added color and perfumed the air. Daphne, the legendary fragrant shrub with small waxy white blooms, Mock Orange and several different viburnums provided color, texture and delightful scent. The rose garden contained hundreds of cultivars loaded with buds. Plenty of fragrance came from underplantings of delicately scented pansies; peonies the size of salad plates in shades from white to deep wine; primroses; nicotianas; Oriental lilies; hostas; lavender; bearded iris; heliotrope; and sweet peas.

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NEW YORK — It’s not always easy for child stars to continue their career into adulthood, or even puberty. For every Justin Timberlake, there’s a Debbie Gibson. That’s why Miley Cyrus was so excited when her songs, “The Climb” and “Party in the U.S.A.,” became bona fide hits on the pop charts last year. “The Climb” hit No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart while “Party in the U.S.A.” stopped just short of becoming the No. 1 song in the nation. While she has sold millions of records as an extension of her omnipresent Disney persona, Hannah Montana, those songs represented her biggest success to date as Miley — and she connected with more than just the tween audience. “’The Climb’ is the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” Miley said in a recent interview. “It went on ... every different kind of radio. I met everyone. I met 3-year-olds, I met 30-year-olds, I met 80-year-olds. ... I got so many different fans.” The 17-year-old phenomenon is on her way to duplicating that success with her new album, “Can’t Be Tamed.” The album’s title track has already hit No. 8 on the charts. But Miley is making more than a musical statement with the record. With songs like the title track and “Robot,” she’s sending a message of a young woman who cannot be controlled. “It’s all about breaking free, being who you are and not being afraid to tell the world to back off sometimes, and do your thing and do what makes you happy,” she said of the CD. What makes Miley happy, however, doesn’t always make others happy. And the more she inches to adulthood, the more critics she seems to garner for behavior deemed age inappropriate. There was the 2008 dustup

“Hannah Montana” for much longer. Miley recently wrapped filming of the show’s fourth and final season, which will begin airing in January 2011. Miley says the show is ending because it has run its course. “We would just destroy what we did if we continued to do it for too much longer, because it would become more of a kid show than a family show. It would be hard not to make it more immature,” she said. “You’ve done 101 episodes. What else can Hannah get into?” For its part, Disney has always publicly backed Miley. And if the company has ever had a problem with her, the teen isn’t saying. “I’m very open about being my own person. Disney Channel is a huge group and I’m very lucky to have worked with them,” she said.

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The author Tolstoy once wrote in a letter, “The goal of our life should not be to find joy in marriage, but to bring more love and truth into the world. We marry to assist each other in this task. The highest calling is that of the man who has dedicated his life to serving God and doing good, and who unites with a woman in order to further that purpose.” Of course, Mr. Tolstoy did not mean we should not be happy with our mate. Happiness finds a couple when they unite as one spirit in God’s service. In the marriage vows themselves, we hear “…and the two shall be as one.” Had God felt that Adam could have accomplished his mission on earth alone, He would not have given him Eve as a helpmate. The Creator chose to unite the two. “It is not good that man should be alone. I will make him a helper fit for him.” (Genesis 2:18) In this month of happy unions, may you remember that God makes a good marriage great! Worship together and stay together. Sunday Monday Tuesday Deuteronomy Deuteronomy Deuteronomy 31.30—32.18 32.19-44 32.45—33.5

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