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Students in kindergarten, first and second grades will be required to be tested in a new $70,000 move by the Vicksburg Warren School District to assess them before they take the statemandated MCT2 test. Separately, the districtwide special education program will get a new program software

at a cost of $200,000. The five-member Board of Trustees voted 4-1 — District 3 Trustee Jim Stirgus Jr. dissented — to approve spending about $70,000 for the purchase of the Stanford Achievement Test 10th Edition, or SAT 10, a sole source item from NCS Pearson Inc. The board also voted 3-1— Stirgus dissented and District 4 Trustee Joe Loviza abstained — to approve

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Sherman Avenue Elementary School assistant principal Tonya Magee was hired Thursday as the new principal for Warren Central Intermediate School, and Antonio Cooper Jr. was

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Vicksburg’s sales tax income for May increased over revenues for May 2010, but was more than $16,000 less than April’s total. Vicksburg receives 18.5 percent of all sales taxes col- Casino lected by busirevenues nesses in the fall city limits. Tax disbursements to cities from the Mississippi Department of Revenue run two months behind, meaning the money the city received in May was collected in March. According to the Depart-

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1863: The Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, resulting in a Union victory, begins in Pennsylvania. 1946: The United States explodes a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. 1961: Diana, the princess of Wales, is born in Sandringham, England. 1971: The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, lowering the minimum voting age from 21 to 18, is ratified.

named dean of students for Grove Street School. Both were unanimously approved by the five-member Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees in a regular board meeting Thursday.

Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

Warren County-Vicksburg Library Children’s Librarian Lottie Walker, right, chats with library volunteer Alice Rabalais during Walker’s retirement party at the library

on Thursday afternoon. Walker had been at the library, including reading to children, for 31 years.

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Three- and four-year pageant vets take second night By Terri Cowart Frazier tfrazier@vicksburgpost.com Pageant veterans won preliminaries on Thursday, the second night of competition at the 54th annual Miss Mississippi pageant at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Miss Pine Belt Gulf Coast Marie Wicks, 22, of Ocean Springs won the talent preliminary for her group, and Miss Metro Jackson Chelsea Rick, 21, of Fulton took the swimsuit preliminary. Wicks performed Ludwig Van Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata Movement 3.” “When I heard this piece,” she said after winning, “I fell in love with it.” Wicks said her practice time is determined by how busy she is. “I’ve been playing the piano since I was 3,” said Wicks who gets a $300 scholarship with her win. A fourth-year contestant, Wicks competed as Miss Mississippi Coast in 2008, Miss Dixieland in 2009 and Miss North Central Mississippi in 2010. Rick, who wore a black twopiece swimsuit, said she tries to remember to stay physically fit all the time, not just during the pageant.

If you go • Competition — 8 tonight and Saturday at Vicksburg Convention Center; $30 for tonight, $50 for Saturday. • Miss Mississippi Party — 10:30 tonight at Rainbow Casino’s Rainbow Room; $20; business casual attire. • Miss Mississippi Awards Ball — Saturday after crowning; Rainbow Room; $20. • Judges seminar — 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at convention center. • Tickets — 601-638-6746, missmiss@wave2lan.com, www.missmississippipageant.org.

On TV and online Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

Miss Pine Belt Gulf Coast Marie Wicks, left, takes a bow after her piano performance. At right, Miss Metro Jackson Chelsea Rick competes in the swimsuit category. “It helps me be stress free,” she said. “I believe you have to have confidence in your own body type,” she said. Rick, who competed as Miss Historic Crossroads in 2009 and Miss Alcorn County in 2010 and was named a top 10 finalist, will receive a $200 scholar-

ship for her Thursday win. Wednesday night’s preliminary winners were Miss Dixie Chassidy Sumler, who won in talent, and Miss North Central Mississippi Mary Margaret Roark, who won the swimwear portion. Contestant’s preliminary scores in talent, swimwear

and questions, including onstage and off-stage interviews, will combine to make a composite score, which will determine the top 10 finalists, whose names will be announced at the beginning of the final competition SatSee Pageant, Page A9.

The pageant will be live on WLBT-TV3 at 8 Saturday. A webcast will be at www. missmississippipageant. com. Also, follow the pageant at www.vicksburgpost.com and on Twitter by searching @MissMSPageant.

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Bring Miss America pageant to state, gubernatorial candidate Bryant says By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com Education and job training, medical care and business tax cuts were the focus of Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant’s address to the Vicksburg Rotary Club Thursday. Speaking to the group following the introduction of the 43 Miss Mississippi contestants — in Vicksburg for this week’s state pageant at the convention center — Bryant also repeated a theme he’s voiced over the past few weeks, that he would like to see the Miss America pageant brought to the state, calling Vicksburg or a city on the Gulf Coast the “wholesome” alternative to the current pageant city, Las Vegas. “We have a good opportunity of convincing the board of directors that Mississippi would be a good, wholesome place to crown Miss America,” said Bryant, who recently met with Miss America executives to pitch the idea. “I think we have a fair shot at bringing Miss America to Mississippi.” The lieutenant governor is one of five Republicans running for governor this year to replace Republican Haley Barbour, leaving by law after serving two terms. Bryant was elected in 2007 after serving 11 years as state auditor. Prior to that he served five years in the Mississippi House of Representatives. “I ran for lieutenant governor because I believed I could make a difference,” he told Rotarians. During his term, taxes were cut six times, he said, including the passage of business tax rebates on farm and forestry equipment that he said enabled financially challenged companies to retain employees. He said the state could go further, specifically advocating elimination of the inventory tax, which he said hits businesses twice. With an additional 300,000 to 500,000 projected new Medicaid recipients in the coming

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant speaks Thursday at the Vicksburg Rotary meeting. years, the state also needs to promote investment in doctors, particularly in poor, rural areas like the Mississippi Delta. Making preventive medicine more accessible will in the long run cut medical costs, by heading off more expensive procedures and long-term care. Bryant wants to see “1,000 new physicians in the field by 2025,” he said. “I believe there are health care industries that are looking for investment opportunities.” Young people also need to be better prepared for jobs, said Bryant, who favors more trade education in the schools. A Moorhead native and

former deputy sheriff, Bryant has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s in political science from Mississippi College, where he is an adjunct government professor. Bryant faces Dave Dennis, James Broadwater, Hudson Holliday and Ron Williams in the Republican primary Aug. 2. Four Democrats, Bill Compton Jr., Johnny DuPree, Bill Luckett and Guy Dale Shaw; two Reform candidates, Bobby Kearan and Shawn O’Hara; and one independent, Will Oatis, are also running. The general election is Nov. 8.

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS Court Appointed Special Advocate — Volunteers needed; visit www.capcenter.net or Vicksburg Child and Parent Center, 601-634-0557. Grace Group Alcoholics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 601-636-5703; 1414 Cherry St. Vicksburg Farmers’ Market — 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8-11 a.m. Saturdays; Jackson and Washington streets. Warren County Master Gardeners — ‘Invasive plants,’ 8-11 a.m. Saturday at Jackson and Washington streets. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Magnolia and Moonshine; donations appreciated. Warren Central Developmental Basketball Camp — For girls in grades 4-8; 9 a.m.1 p.m. Tuesday-July 8; cost is $50, includes T-shirt; registration, 8-9 a.m. Tuesday at Warren Central High School; Jackie Martin-Brown, 601-6383372. Vicksburg Housing Authority Career Center — Registration for GED classes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; Mary Lacey, instructor, 601-638-1661. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601-

634-0152. Merge in Word Computer Class — 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday or July 8; same curriculum either day; Dr. John Giesemann, MSU-ES Associate Professor, instructor; fee: $20 check or money order; limited seating, call to register, 601636-5442; WC Extension Service, 1100-C Grove St. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-415-1742; evening, Joseph P., 601-638-4856 or 601278-1808. Beginner and Intermediate Swim Lessons — July 18-25; register at Purks YMCA, 267 YMCA Place; 601-638-1071.

CHURCHES Mount Olive Baptist — Revival, 7 tonight; the Rev. W.C. Horton, speaker; 210 Villa Nova Drive. Mount Carmel M.B. — Revival, 7:30 tonight; the Rev. Ralph B. Lassiter, speaker; the Rev. Dr. F.L. Lassiter, pastor; 2729 Alma St. Unity Temple Full Gospel — Camp meeting; 7:30 tonight; Apostle Letha Butler, speaker; Bishop Johnny E. Gibson, pastor; 2647 Roosevelt Ave. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Choir rehearsal, 5:30 tonight, 2585 N. Washington St.; Kevin Powell, musician. Triumphant Baptist — Food distribution, 9-11 a.m. Saturday; Outreach House, 74 Scenic Drive; picture ID, Social Security card for each family member and proof of income required; 601-638-8135. The Word Church — Free Summer Fun Camp for ages

6-18; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 6; 1201 Grove St.; lunch provided, feeding program for ages 2-18; Michelle Johnson, 601-218-7041, or Kim Stevens, 601-262-8308.

CLUBS Rosa A. Temple Class of 1966 Reunion — 7-11 tonight, registration; 2-6 p.m. Saturday, indoor picnic; Rainbow Casino River Room; 5-10 p.m. Sunday, banquet and dance; Vicksburg Convention Center; Gene, 601-415-0512, or Abraham, 601-218-1355. Vicksburg High School Class of 1996 Reunion — 10 until tonight; American Legion Post 3, 1712 Monroe St.; 601-9186467. Rosa A. Temple High Class of 1965 — Reunion barbecue/ fish fry, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, 110 Erves Lane; 601-636-5958, 601-636-7825 or 601-6220695. WC High School Class of 1996 — Mini-reunion 10 a.m.3 p.m. Saturday; tailgate party, bring grills, food and tents; no alcohol or tobacco; Dawn Walker Pawlow, 601-738-0876 or Pawlow@att.net or Jenny Bristow Branan, jbranan@hotmail.com; school parking lot. VFW Post 2572 Picnic — Noon Monday; all members and families; 1918 Washington St. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Rep. Alex Monsour, speaker. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1971 Reunion — Memorial ceremony, 10:30 a.m. July 10; Robert Crear, 601-631-4177, or Ella Huey, 601-415-1377; New Mount Zion M.B. Church, 516 Feld St.

Two Vicksburg men jailed in metal thefts Two Vicksburg men were in the Warren County Jail this morning charged with grand larceny in the theft of metal items including an antique cast iron bathtub, Sheriff Martin Pace said. Chris Harris, 36, 110 Division St., and Robert D. Davis, 39, 1606 Military Ave., are accused of stealing the bathtub along with a garden tiller and a lawn mower from a home in the 6600 block of Paxton Road, Pace said. The men were attempting to sell the items at Vicksburg Recycling on North Washington Street when they were spotted by Deputy Mario Grady, said the sheriff. Pace estimated the value of the items between $1,000 and $1,500, but was not sure what they would have brought at scrap prices. It was the third case this week in which fixtures were reported stolen from residences. Wednesday, Vicksburg police arrested Michael Dewayne Davis, 33, 2501 Franklin St., on Jefferson Circle and charged him with the theft of bathroom fixtures from a house in the 300 block of Ford Road. In a report filed Saturday at 10:32 a.m. in the 1100 block of Monroe Street, $500 in damage was done to a bathtub and two cast iron and porcelain sinks valued at $1,500 total were missing. The owner reported the items missing after he recovered them at Vicksburg Recycling. An arrest had not been made. Pace said witnesses near the Paxton Road home had reported a suspicious vehicle pulling a trailer in the area. The items were still on the trailer when Grady located it at the recycling center, said Pace. Harris and Robert Davis were being held without bond pending their initial hearing today. Harris, who was on probation from a previous conviction, initially gave deputies a fake name, Pace said. In addition to the Warren County charges he was being held for the Mississippi Department of Corrections for probation violation.

City man charged for stolen property A Vicksburg man stopped Thursday night while driving an automobile reported stolen that evening in Claiborne County was in the Warren County Jail today charged with receiving stolen property, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Eto Moore, 33, 1306 E. Magnolia St., was stopped at 11:30 p.m. by an officer who noticed the vehicle, a 2006 beige Nissan Sentra with Mississippi tag number

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from staff reports CBD235, matched the description of the stolen car. Moore was arrested at Locust and Main streets, Stewart said. He was being held without bond pending an initial hearing today.

Home, auto burglaries yield jewelry, CD player One residential and one auto burglary were reported in the city Thursday night and this morning, said Lt. Bobby Stewart. At 7:07 p.m. Thursday, a Citizen’s man’s gold watch valued at $300 and a Seiko gold man’s watch valued at $400 were reported stolen from an apartment in the Provincial Garden complex in the 3000 block of South Frontage Road. At 2:05 this morning, a Sony CD player valued at $200 was reported stolen from a 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass parked in an unidentified block of Drummond Street.

Vicksburg suspect returned from Dallas A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail after being extradited from Dallas on a warrant from the Vicksburg Police Department. Tommy Holt, 17, 4767 Lee Road, was booked into the jail at 11:16 a.m. after being extradited on the warrant charging him with residential burglary and forced entry, jail records show. No details about the charges were available.


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From staff and AP reports Webster Franklin’s phone rang at the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau this week. It was a caller from St. Louis who wanted to know if the nine casinos there were open. “I told him, ‘Absolutely we’re open, c’mon down,”’ Franklin said. Two Vicksburg casinos never closed, the three others were open by mid-June and Tunica casinos have been open since Memorial Day weekend, but the perception that they were still closed by the rising Mis-

sissippi River in late April and flooding that followed in early May has been hard to shake, especially with advertising funds in short supply. Bookings are off and local officials expect gambling revenue there to be down in June. Mississippi’s casino industry took a one-two punch from last year’s oil spill and the more recent river flooding, adding to the hit they and other gambling destinations around the country have taken from the sputtering economy and increased competition. Gulf Coast casinos fared better. They didn’t close

because of the oil and oil giant BP spent millions of dollars on advertising to encourage Americans to visit. The recovery has been slower at the river casinos. In May, city tax revenues from Vicksburg’s five casinos fell nearly 27 percent compared to April and more than 21 percent from a year ago, with $401,398 reported for the month. Warren County’s share was down 18 percent, to $189,015, and the Vicksburg Warren School District collected $51,340, about 5.5 percent less for the year.

‘The Help’ to have showing in Madison July 30 Katie Carter•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg Monument Co. employees, from left, Danny Porter, Earl Flemming and owner Dave Pace unload a new monument commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War next to the Levee Street Depot. The tablet, as well as new ones in Port Gibson and Raymond, give a brief history of the Campaign for Vicksburg. The permanent markers were paid for by a National Park Service Preserve America grant that also brought a group of travel writers to Vicksburg in April. “Each community picked images that depicted the area during the siege that are still there today,” said Jeff Richardson, City of Vicksburg landscaping director.

Tupelo man dies in house fire TUPELO — A Tupelo house fire has claimed the life of a 40-year-old South-

Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

State ends year with $62M surplus JACKSON (AP) — State government ended the fiscal year Thursday with about $62 million in the bank. According to Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, whose office announced the surplus for the month of June, the state collected $581 million in revenue, or 4.2 percent, above the projection. For the entire fiscal year, the state collected 2.2 percent more revenue than it did the previous year — or $4.6 billion. The bulk of the state’s revenue comes from taxes on retail items and income. It also collects casino taxes, taxes on insurance premiums and various other sources of money. Gov. Haley Barbour withheld comment on the projected surplus, saying he would wait until the final numbers are calculated in the coming days. The Legislature crafted a $5.5 billion budget for the fiscal year that began today. The fiscal 2012 plan spends about $17 million more than the budget that ended Thursday. Marianne Hill, a senior economist with the state College Board, said the state should see continued growth as it recovers from the recession. “The economy is expected to grow more rapidly next year,” she said. But as lawmakers prepare to build a budget that will go into effect a year from now, Hill said the big concern will be the loss of more than $383 million in federal stimulus dollars. “Revenues will be low compared to the stimulus money lost,” she said. During fiscal 2010, Barbour had to make more than $500 million in cuts to state agencies’ budgets as Mississippi failed to meet revenue projections. The state went for 18 months straight during the height of a budget crisis without meeting estimates.

GREENWOOD — The Mississippi premiere of “The Help” will be July 30 in Madison. That’s a change from what director Tate Taylor said he was hoping to do. Much of the movie was filmed in Greenwood, and Taylor told the local leaders in May that he intended to screen the movie there before its Aug. 12 release. Greenwood no longer has a movie theater. Industrial board chairman Bill Crump said it would be too expensive to bring in equipment for a premiere. Based on Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel set in 1960s Jackson, the movie explores the relationship between black maids and their white employers, with the emergence of the civil rights movement.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS aven man. Firefighters were called to the home Thursday morning and found 73-year-old Thomas Brown in the front yard. In a search of the home, they found his son, 40-yearold Michael Brown, inside a closet. Michael Brown was taken to North Mississippi Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

Businessman Irby says guilty in DUI case RIDGELAND — Jackson businessman Stuart Irby has pleaded guilty to a DUI charge in Ridgeland Municipal Court. Sentencing is scheduled for next week. Irby is out on bond until the sentencing. A misdemeanor DUI is punishable by a fine up to $1,000, up to 48 hours in jail and license suspension up to a year.

McComb schools adopt $28.2M budget MCCOMB — The McComb school board has approved its proposed $28.2 million budget for the 2011-12 school year, up from this year’s $26.1 million budget. State funds are expected to bring in $12.6 million, just over 44 percent of total revenue and down from this year’s $12.8 million.

Registration required for court records access JACKSON — Individuals must register and pay a $10 annual fee to access court records from counties participating in Mississippi Electronic Courts pilot program. Also, to view documents in the participating counties will cost 20 cents per page. The system originally allowed access to Chancery court records in Madison, Scott and Warren counties, but has been expanded to courts in DeSoto, Harrison, Holmes and Yazoo counties.


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

JACK VIX SAYS: The primary elections are only 33 days away.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The school board selects these teachers for the public schools: Mrs. J.E. Charles, Mrs. Mollie Hopper, Leila Luckett, Vergie Green, May Paxton, Estelle Coleman, Josephine Keller, Lizzie Gresham, Jennie Fulkerson, Rosa Beall, Mollie Olmstead, Mary Maganos and Florence Wright.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Ruth Golden dies. • The Rev. G.G. Mildetonk dies at Natchez.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Charles Isaacs and family leave for New Mexico. • Mrs. Louis Fried leaves for New York City to spend several months.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Bessie Fife goes to Akron, Ohio. • Mrs. Louis McKinstry, who was here during the Siege of Vicksburg, is here on a visit.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Fred Wiltshire is seriously injured in a stove explosion. • T.O. McClain is injured in an auto accident near Tallulah. • Mrs. J.C. Sneed returns from Memphis where she visited her sister, Mrs. L.D. Ellis.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Charles McClain dies in Natchez. • Rubena Marsh of Mobile, Ala., visits relatives here.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Rep. John Bell Williams sees hope for the Yazoo Harbor Project here. • William M. Childs ends a long career here with the Mississippi River Commission and retires after 42 years.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison announce the birth of a son, Charles, on June 13. • Mr. and Mrs. Rives Carter of Rolling Fork announce the birth of a son, James, on July 1. • James Ed Irwin is installed as president of the Vicksburg Lions Club.

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40 YEARS AGO: 1971

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John Slaughter dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Hynum of Port Gibson announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth, on June 27. • Boris Karloff stars in “The Terror” at Showtown USA.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Rene Caldwell of Vicksburg is initiated into Chi Omega sorority at MSU. • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Coccaro are the parents of a daughter, Jennifer Leigh, born July 4.

2012 field still bunched No big gaffes, no memorable “You’re no Jack Kennedy” moments. But the most recent Republican presidential debate gave viewers an introduction to the views of each of seven candidates hoping to challenge President Barack Obama next year. The big issue, not surprising, was the economy. The federal budget is $1.6 trillion in the red. Home prices are slumping again. Unemployment is up. Inflation is back with higher gas and food prices. The challengers generally followed Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment — thou shalt not criticize a fellow Republican — and took aim at the Democratic president. The questions came from John King of CNN. As former Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain put it, “The thing we need to do is to get this economy boosted. This economy is stalled. It’s like a train on the tracks with no engine. And the administra-

tion has simply been putting all of this money in the caboose. We need an engine called the private sector.” Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty chimed in, “My plan involves a whole plan, not just cutting taxes. We’re proposing to cut taxes, reduce regulation, speed up this pace of government, and to make sure that we have a pro-growth agenda.” Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reached to his past and cited Reagan’s plan of tax cuts and reductions in regulations. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney attacked the record deficits, “Well, what happens if we continue to spend time and time again, year and year again more money than we take in? What we say to America is: at some point, you hit a wall. At some point, people around the world say, ‘I’m not going to keep loaning money to America to pay these massive deficits because

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America can’t pay them back and the dollar is not worth anything anymore.’” Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, mindful of inflation, advocated the need for “sound money,” adding, “We got in trouble because we had a financial bubble, and it’s caused by the Federal Reserve.” Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota announced her candidacy during the debate and criticized Obama’s attack on Libya as “substantially flawed.” Former Sen. Rick Santorum called for a bolder foreign policy. The Republican field does seem, at the moment, to be a “battle of the blands” as candidates for the most part tread carefully in these early days of campaigning. But with others considering a run, such as Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and jobs and the economy as the foremost issue, it’s still anybody’s race.

Sens. Thad Cochran and Trent Lott announce that the Vicksburg Warren School District will receive $596,679 from the U.S. Department of Education for enhanced programs at the two magnet schools. • Waste Management sends a new proposal to Warren County supervisors offering to build a waste transfer station for the county. • Vickie Rosalie Ellis dies.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Jerry Hall is named southern regional executive for Trustmark National Bank. • Caleb Dartanyun Dewan Carter celebrates his third birthday. • A 24-hour phone number is set up for all city services.

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Pushing for raw milk consumption will not advance GOP WASHINGTON — Speaking recently to the Republican Leadership Conference, Rep. Ron Paul raised an overlooked issue in American politics. The federal government, he warned, is imposing a regime of oppressive pasteurization. To cheers, Paul said, “I think we ought to vote for the right to drink raw milk!” Never mind that the heating of milk to 161 degrees, common in America since the 1920s, kills brucellosis, tuberculosis and a variety of harmful bacteria. Americans, it seems, are being simultaneously deprived of healthy enzymes and of liberty. One test of a presidential candidate is how he or she describes an ideal America. For some, it is a nation without homogenization. But what about the other Republican contenders? Every candidate in the current field accepts the goal of reversing the Obama era. In 2008, the federal government spent $3 trillion; in 2011, it will spend $3.8 trillion. Federal spending has jumped from 20.7 percent of gross domestic product to 25.3 percent. Federal debt held by the public is twice what it was in 2008. This path is unsustainable.

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One test of a presidential candidate is how he or she describes an ideal America. For some, it is a nation without homogenization.

But should it also be a Republican goal to return America to a time before the Great Society? In 1964, Barry Goldwater found the whole concept of Medicare to be excessive. “Why not vacation resorts?” he asked. “Why not a ration of cigarettes for those who smoke and of beer for those who drink?” In February, Rep. Michele Bachmann seemed to identify with this tradition. Existing Medicare commitments should be honored, she argued, but it would be necessary to “wean everybody else off.” Among the significant developments of the young Republican primary season is Bachmann’s revision of these views. She has recently been critical of the Medicare portion of Rep. Paul Ryan’s

House budget. Her vote for that legislation, she insists, has an “asterisk” or a “proviso.” “I’m concerned about shifting the cost burden to senior citizens. ... That’s why I put that asterisk out there.” The Bachmann Proviso shows that even the Tea Party favorite has a realistic sense of political risk. But this distancing is partially unfair to Ryan. While it is true his plan would eventually require most seniors to pay a larger portion of their health costs, it would also provide subsidies to low-income seniors to cover higher out-ofpocket expenses. And a fiscally sustainable safety net is more compassionate than a generous system that collapses. Apart from Ron Paul, Republican

leaders do not recommend a retreat from the federal role in providing health care to the elderly. They propose, instead, to achieve that goal through premium supports, individual choice and market competition. This is the guilty secret of the Republican presidential field: From Huntsman to Bachmann, the candidates accept many of the goals of the Great Society, if pursued by conservative and free-market methods. They are following the example of Ronald Reagan, whose early opposition to Medicare ended in a politically realistic accommodation with the program. (One reason Paul has described Reagan’s presidency as a “failure.”) The ideological certainties of the conservative movement often contrast with the conduct of conservative politicians. Activists may regard the New Deal as soft socialism, but conservative politicians do not seek the end of Social Security or unemployment insurance. Conservative talk show hosts might call the progressive movement of the late 19th century a “cancer in America,” but most presidential hopefuls do not oppose anti-trust legislation, the direct election of senators or the inspection of meat-

packing plants. Which brings us back to Ron Paul, who may well oppose federal efforts to prevent the sale of rotting meat. After all, he accuses Abraham Lincoln of starting the Civil War in order to strengthen the “centralized state” and to “get rid of the original tenet of the Republic.” Paul is sometimes viewed as a naive but fearless conservative role model — implying that other Republicans are timid or compromised. But the project of reversing the Great Society, the New Deal and progressive reform is not ideological purity; it is socially disruptive radicalism. Conservatives hold a strong preference for individual freedom. But they traditionally have recognized a limited role for government in smoothing the rough edges of a free society. This concern for the general welfare helps minimize the potential for revolutionary change, while honoring a shared moral commitment to the vulnerable. It is neither necessary nor healthy for conservatives to reject Lincoln or Louis Pasteur. •

Michael Gerson’s e-mail address is michaelgerson@washpost.com.


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smart money Q: I am an employee who benefits from a 5 percent match by my employer toward my retirement fund. At the moment, I am contributing $277 a month and could increase it by $100 a month. I owe $165,000 on one of my real estate properties and $62,000 on the other. It is estimated that for 2011, I will be paying $7,000 in taxes on the first property. In seven years, I will have BRUCE to pay around $46,456 on this property alone if I do not pay toward the principal. What do you think is best for me to do? Increase my retirement contributions by $100 a month (earning about 4.5 percent steady), or

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pay $100 monthly toward the principal of the property? — Martha, via e-mail A: Thank you for your factfilled letter. One variable that you didn’t mention is the interest rates on the loans. You have a 4 1/2 percent return, which is decent by any standards. They will be tax sheltered and working for you for a good many years. You also failed to indicate your age. Furthermore, there are likely tax benefits in the real estate investment. All things considered, I would take the extra $100 and put it into the retirement fund. Also you are getting an additional 5 percent invested in the account, which is another substantial benefit. On balance, unless there seems to be something missing, it seems to be an easy call.

• Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at bruce@brucewilliams.com.

NEW YORK — A report that manufacturing rebounded in June prolonged a weeklong rally in the stock market this morning. The Dow Jones industrial average is on track to have its best week in a year. The Institute for Supply Management’s manufacturing index rose to 55.3 from 53.5 in May. The index had its sharpest one-month drop since 1984 in May as a shortage of auto parts from Japan and high gasoline prices cut into spending. Stock indexes jumped following the report. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 90 points, or 0.7 percent, to 12,507 in early morning trading.

Geithner says he’ll stay at Treasury CHICAGO — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Thursday he’ll stay in his job for the “foreseeable future,” addressing speculation he might leave the Obama administration following the current round of budget negotiations. “I live for this work. It’s the only thing I’ve ever done. I believe in it,” Geithner, 49, said. Geithner has been at President Barack Obama’s side since the beginning of his

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Greece urges EU to deliver on pledge VOULIAGMENI, Greece — Greece has done its part and now the European Union must provide more rescue loans, Greece’s prime minister said today after days of anti-austerity riots in Athens and fierce political battles in parliament. George Papandreou described votes this week to implement measures worth $40 billion in savings and $72 billion in government asset sales as “patriotic decisions to save our country.”

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Minnesota shutdown prompts blame game ST. PAUL, Minn. — With Minnesota’s state government closed for business, the focus shifted today to who’s to blame. The shutdown started at 12:01 this morning, the victim of an ongoing dispute over taxes and spending between Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative majorities. Talks fell apart well before the deadline, leaving state parks closed on the brink of the Fourth of July weekend, putting road projects at a standstill and forcing thousands of state worker layoffs.

Recess canceled; Senate to work next week on debt WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate canceled its planned July Fourth recess Thursday, but partisan divisions remained razor sharp as the clock ticked on efforts to strike a deal to avoid a government default and trim huge federal deficits. A day after President Barack Obama accused congressional leaders of procrastinating over the impasse, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,

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Indefinite recess called in Casey Anthony murder trial ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The judge in the Florida murder trial of Casey Anthony unexpectedly called an indefinite recess this morning so the defense could take depositions of witnesses the prosecution plans to call during its rebuttal case. Judge Belvin Perry allowed the recess just before the jury was about to be called into the courtroom. Lead defense attorney Jose Baez said the state had failed to disclose all the information a computer expert and forensic anthropologist planned to testify to. Baez wanted the evidence and witnesses to be excluded,

Testing

Casey Anthony gestures during her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse Thursday.

but Perry only gave him the option of taking their depositions.

“Your honor, I will stay here and do the work, and stay here as long as it takes,” Baez

said. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. If convicted of that charge, she could face the death penalty. The witnesses are on the prosecution’s rebuttal list to challenge testimony offered by witnesses during the case presented by the defense, which rested Thursday. The state planned to call a handful of witnesses and rest again this evening. Judge Perry said this morning that he’d planned to give attorneys Saturday to work on their closing arguments, but

in lieu of the impromptu break for emergency depositions, would now hold court throughout the weekend, including Sunday. He warned the attorneys to not be wasting time with the late arguments. While the defense rested Thursday, experts said defense attorneys might have left lingering questions and failed to deliver on promises they made at the outset to explain how the toddler died. Casey Anthony did not take the stand and the defense did not present concrete evidence that Caylee wasn’t killed, but accidentally drowned.

Johnson told the board. “Stanford 10 is one of the best sources to compare our kids to other kids at the same grade level to any kids in America,” she said. “Every kid will be given an assessment at the primary level. ... Right now, we really don’t have anything.” Kindergartners and sec-

ond-graders will be tested at the end of the year and firstgraders will be tested twice a year, Johnson said. Stirgus declined to comment following the meeting, but voiced the high cost of the program as his reason for voting against the superintendent’s request. Meanwhile, the Read 180

and System 44 software, which will be financed through federal and special education grants and the district’s general fund, will target the district’s special education program, specifically over-aged students, Swinford said. “I believe there is a sense of urgency in us being able

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ment of Revenue, Vicksburg received $606,063 in tax revenue in May, which was $9,110 more than the $596,953 it received in May 2010, but down $16,296 from April’s disbursements of $622,359. The city’s year-to-date sales tax revenue for the 2011 fiscal year was $6,577,312 — $28,786 less than the $6,606,098 for the same period in 2010. Tax revenues were down $452,629 from 2009’s year-to-date total of $7,029,941. Vicksburg Mayor Paul Win-

field said he is optimistic that the city will see its sales tax figures improve. “I’m happy to see the revenue increase,” he said. “I believe we’re going to see an incline in revenue, because we’ve seen some new businesses come in the Pemberton mall, the casinos, and some other new businesses starting. “I believe the 2011 sales tax figures may come close to 2010 at the end of the year,” he said.

Winfield’s optimism, however, is tempered by the possibility that the city could see a drop in tax revenues when the collections for April and May come to the city in June and July. “I think we expect a reduction in the April and May collections, which will reflect the flood period, when they come on the rolls,” he said. “But I expect to see collections rebound with the casinos coming back on line every day.”

urday night. The top 10 will compete in every category except for private interview Saturday. The composite score is 30 percent for the overall score; talent, 30; evening wear, 20; and swimwear, 20. Pageant officials this year banned ties in preliminary competitions and said judges will be required to rescore until any tie is broken. Preliminary competition will continue tonight at 8.

to accelerate their reading so when they graduate, they stand a better chance of not dropping out of college or being able to work independently in college,” she said. Stirgus also cited the cost for his vote against the request, and Loviza abstained because he was unclear on the request. The $200,000 cost is a onetime cost. Also Thursday, the school district was cleared of its special education audit placed by the Mississippi Department of Education before Swinford was hired in 2009. The board was required to suspend district policy rules and approve two policies regarding special education before July in order to be cleared, Swinford said. A written notice to the MDOE of the policy approvals was required. The board unanimously voted to approve the Child Find Policy for Children with Disabilities and the Teacher Support Team policy.

deaths Catherine Brister FOXWORTH — Catherine Brister died Saturday, June 25, 2011, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. She was 77. Ms. Brister is survived by 10 children, Billy Brister, Amy Magee, Michael Brister and Aldrick Brister, all of Columbia, Miss., Larry Brister and Teresa Patton, both of Foxworth, Rose Jefferson of Kokomo, Mary Martin of Vicksburg and James Brister and Eric Brister, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister, Irene Douglas of Dallas; two brothers, J.D. Bullock of Edna, Texas, and Aaron Bullock of Chipley, Fla.; and friends and other relatives. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ in Foxworth with burial following at the church cemetery under the direction of Cook Galloway Funeral Home of Columbia. At the interment, the ashes of Mrs. Brister’s daughter, Eleanor Bourne, who died two days before her mother, will be dispersed. Visitation for Mrs. Brister will be at the church Saturday from 1 p.m. until the service. Memorials may be made to the Church of God in Christ or a favorite charity.

Deborah Ann ElmoreBuckhannon Deborah Ann Elmore-Buckhannon, 53, of Vicksburg, went to heaven Thursday, June 30, 2011, in her family home. She was born July 4, 1957. Deborah is the daughter of Mary Elmore-Gaddis and the late Henry Gaddis Sr. of Vicksburg. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, John Buckhannon; and her daughter, Jasmine Debrajoan Buckhannon of Tallahassee, Fla. Peoples Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

George Hilton Holley LEXINGTON — George Hilton Holley, 91, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at his home.

BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT TONIGHT

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Clear tonight, lows near 70; sunny Saturday, isolated showers, highs in the upper 90s

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

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Continued from Page A1. 180 and System 44 software. Both programs will be implemented in the school year that begins Aug. 8. SAT 10 is an assessment tool the district will use to measure students before they begin testing the MCT2 test in the third grade, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Paula

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He lived most of his life in Lexington. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He retired after 43 years with Weathersby Chevrolet-Buick and was a retired cattle farmer, which was his main entertainment. His beloved wife, Mary Ellen Hathcock Holley, preceded him in death in 1970. Surviving him are his daughters, Janet H. Johnson of Jackson, Patsy H. Hodges of Vicksburg, Beth H. Wynne (Danny) of Greenwood, Brenda H. Farmer of Lexington; his son, George P. “Bubba” Holley (Carol) of Madison; his four grandchildren, Dan Wynne (Billie Jane), Scott Wynne (Lindsay), Jay Hodges (Amy), and Ellen H. Frye (Austin); and one great-grandchild, Logan Hodges. He also is survived by a special friend, Helen Pierce. The Holley family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude to his caretakers, Ms. Helen Holmes and Mrs. Pat Floyd. Also, thanks to the nurses at Sta-Home Health and Hospice. Visitation will be from 10 until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2, at Southern Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church of Lexington at 11:30 a.m., followed by interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 200 Tchula St., Lexington, MS 39095.

John Ragans EDWARDS — Services for John Ragans will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at DillonChisley Funeral Home with the Rev. Elzie O’Neal officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Bovina. Visitation will be from 3 until 6 today at the funeral home. Mr. Ragans died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at his home in Edwards. He was 57. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Ragans; his parents, Andrew and Caldonia Ragans; his grandparents, Anderson and Lizzie Ragans and Mose

and Roberta Pinkney; two sisters, Pearlie Mae Norrise and Lizzie Mae Hudson; and three brothers, Leonard Ragans, Andrew Ragans and Walter Ragans. He is survived by two daughters, Stacy Caston and Regina Myrick, both of Jackson; four sons, David Ragans, Chancelar Wilson, Fitzgerald Marshall and Lewis Marshall, all of Vicksburg; four sisters, Geneva Wilson of Vicksburg, Delores Watkins of Edwards, Mary Thompson of Clinton and Betty Harris of Champaign, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

David E. Thomas Jr. David E. Thomas Jr. died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson. He was 62 years old. Mr. Thomas was a native of Vicksburg. He was a 1965 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School. He attended Tougaloo College, where he pursued a degree in physical education. He was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Vicksburg. Mr.

Thomas worked for International Paper Co. for 17 years. He also worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mat-sinking unit for several years. At the time of his death, he was employed with DSI Security Company. He served in the Vietnam War in 1970. He was preceded in death by his father, David E. Thomas Sr.; a sister, Ca’Lannye Thomas; and a brother, John H. Thomas. He is survived by his mother, Caldonia M. Thomas; one daughter, Angela Thomas Stamps (Issac); two grandchildren, Shae and Cameron Stamps, all of Vicksburg; one sister, Kara Thomas Johnson (Brenneth) of Chicago; two nieces, Tammy Thomas Jackson (David) of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Breneé Johnson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three nephews, Julian Johnson of Columbus, Ohio, and Jonathan and Justin Thomas, both of Phoenix; two greatnephews, Nicholas and Zachary Jackson of Scottsdale; one great-niece, Morgan Jackson of Scottsdale; one

sister-in-law, Diane Thomas of Phoenix; and a host of other relatives and friends, including the Meeks, Savage, Hughes, Vincent and Smith families. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 1 until 5 p.m. with the family being present from 3 until 5 at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home and on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service at the church.

James L. Thompson Jr. Services for James L. Thompson Jr. will be at noon Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Frank Gardner officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2 until 6 today at Dillon-Chisley. Mr. Thompson died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Promise Hospital of Vicksburg. He was 60.

Saturday-Sunday Partly cloudy Saturday night, isolated showers, lows in the lower 70s; mostly sunny Sunday, slight chance of showers, highs in the midto upper 90s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Clear, lows near 70 Saturday-Sunday Partly cloudy Saturday night, isolated showers, lows in the lower 70s; mostly sunny Sunday, slight chance of showers, highs in the midto upper 90s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 96º Low/past 24 hours............... 75º Average temperature......... 86º Normal this date................... 82º Record low..............63º in 1984 Record high......... 100º in 1970 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month................ 0.0 inches Total/year.............. 20.37 inches Normal/month......0.10 inches Normal/year........ 30.09 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Saturday: A.M. Active............................ 6:28 A.M. Most active...............12:14 P.M. Active............................. 6:55 P.M. Most active................12:41 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:13 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:13 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:00

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 36.7 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 15.8 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 18.4 | Change: -0.04 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.0 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.7 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.0 | Change: -0.03 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................83.8 River....................................83.8

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Saturday................................. 41.7 Sunday.................................... 41.5 Monday.................................. 41.3 Memphis Saturday................................. 25.4 Sunday.................................... 25.7 Monday.................................. 25.6 Greenville Saturday................................. 40.7 Sunday.................................... 40.9 Monday.................................. 41.0 Vicksburg Saturday................................. 37.0 Sunday.................................... 37.1 Monday.................................. 37.3


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Longer school day official for elementaries, intermediates By Manivanh Chanprasith mchan@vicksburgpost.com The Vicksburg Warren School District’s nearly 5,000 elementary and intermediate school students officially will start school at 8 a.m. and go to 3:30 p.m. in the new school

year beginning Aug. 8. The five-member Board of Trustees unanimously approved Thursday in a regular meeting the new times at the recommendation of a special committee of district principals, teachers and administrators including

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Continued from Page A1. “I’m very excited,” said Magee, who begins her new position today. “I have a lot of help from the administration and I’m thinking it will be a big help.” “I look forward to her leadership on that campus,” said superintended Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford. “She has done extremely well as assistant principal at Sherman Avenue and she will provide continuity of services, support to my teachers and engage my students in excellent activities for them to be successful contributors and for them to be successful in junior high and high schools.” Magee was hired following the departure of longtime educator Dr. Edward Wiggins in May. Wiggins, a 34-year educator and former principal of Vicksburg Junior High, had been employed by the district for six years. Calls to Wiggins about his departure were not returned. Magee’s hire at WCI was the first of three principal positions to be filled since coming open after the end of the school year in May. Grove Street principal Kelvin Wymbs resigned at the end of May, Swinford said, and this week accepted a principal’s position at Lower Richland High School in Columbia, S.C. Beechwood Elementary School principal Chris Perritt also resigned at the end of May to accept an assistant principal position at Madison Central High School in Madison County, where he and his family live. Magee’s promotion also means a vacancy for assistant principal at Sherman Avenue Elementary, which shares a building with WCI. Swinford said the district will advertise for the position, as well as look into moving per-

Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford. “If we’re going to accelerate kids and try to catch up, I just might need some extra time in the classroom to be able to work with kids,” she said. “The recommendation originated among conversa-

sonnel at Sherman Avenue. Magee is an 11-year veteran of the school district, having worked as Sherman Avenue assistant principal for five years and six years as a fourth-grade teacher. A Gloster native, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Alcorn State University and a specialist degree in education leadership and supervision from Jackson State University. Her husband, Cedric Magee, is principal of Warren Central Junior High School. Swinford also introduced Thursday night the dean of students for Grove Street School, a new position approved last month by the board. Cooper will be in charge of student discipline. The position of dean of students, while a management position, does not oversee or evaluate teachers, Swinford said adding Cooper will assist the school’s principal and assistant principal. “I know that he will be a great asset there,” she said. Cooper’s hiring is part of the changes being made to Grove Street, Swinford said. The administration had been looking at dividing elementary and secondary students into separate sections of the school, moving teachers into different classrooms and placing teachers within their certification, Swinford said. Cooper, a Port Gibson native, has about four years of experience as a thirdgrade teacher and high school basketball coach in the Claiborne County School District and the Jefferson County School District. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Alcorn State University and is working on a doctoral at Walden University, an online college based

Members of the Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees on Thursday: • Approved minutes from May 26 regular board meeting and June 1 called meeting. • Accepted a donation of $500 from the American Legion Post 24-Hattiesburg for NJROTC marksmanship program camp for Warren Central High School. • Approved amendments to the 2010-11 budget and accounts payable claims docket for June. • Approved personnel matters: compensation for extra duties, May; employment for classified personnel; certified staff hires; change in status for classified personnel; substitute, mentors and tutors for hire; salary schedules for certified staff; salary schedules for licensed employee and teacher assistant; and change in status for certified staff. • Approved changes to capital assets. • Approved a bid from Blackburn Motor Company to lease driver education vehicles; received no bids for diesel fuel; awarded the Sanitation and Safety Training, Service, Materials and HACCP Development Training bid to SFS Pac/Portionin Minneapolis. During the past school year, Beechwood enrolled 602 students in grades K-6,

tions from principals. This is not top-down imposing on principals. This came from principals.” In the past school year, elementary school times had been from 8:20 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The new times apply only to

elementary and intermediate schools. Junior high and high school will keep their same times, 7:30 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to 2:35 p.m., respectively, Swinford said. Required daily instruction time for all schools is 330 minutes, Swinford said. Teacher

work hours will be from 7:45 a.m. to 3:35 p.m. To save time, the district also is considering fading out daytime announcements and sending home written notes with students, she said.

Pace, the only distributor to submit a bid. • Accepted DGA new board policy regarding fund balance reporting. • Approved GCA for custodial services for Beechwood Elementary School and Instructional Services. • Approved transferring $6,149.43 of the 2010 checking interest earned from the 16th Section interest and principal funds. • Approved request to transfer funds from 16th Section interest account to the District Maintenance for the purchase of 19 new school buses at a cost of $1,376,634.05. The district has 152 buses in its fleet and will be retiring 24 buses purchased from 1988 and 1992. • Approved land improvements for 2011-12 school year. • Approved an agreement with Sen. Briggs Hopson to continue legal services. • Approved a state and local disaster assistance agreement and designated child nutrition director Gail Kavanaugh as the district’s representative. • Adopted the Alliance for a Healthier Generation program for all schools. In executive session, the board: • Discussed a student matter. Warren Central Intermediate enrolled 593 students in grades 3-6. Grove Street has 250 students in 12 grades.

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WC spurned again in search for new coach Split decision M-Braves, Huntsville split doubleheader Story/B3

On TV 6:30 p.m. ESPN - NASCAR returns to Daytona to start the second half of the season, and tonight’s Subway Jalapeno 250 Nationwide Series race kicks off a fun weekend of racing.

Who’s hot KURT COOKSEY

Hinds Community College pitcher and former Vicksburg High star was selected as an academic All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Cooksey has a 3.64 GPA.

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Mississippi State has reward coach John Cohen for his team’s run to the NCAA super regionals. Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin announced Thursday that the school has extended Cohen’s contract through 2015 and given him a pay raise. Cohen’s original contract was set to expire after next seaJohn son. Cohen The new four-year deal includes an increase in base salary from $250,000 per year to $262,500. Cohen will also continue to receive a salary supplement from the Bulldog Foundation. The total financial package is worth more than $600,000 per year. “John and his staff have done a tremendous job of leading our baseball program back to national prominence by recruiting top talent and instilling toughness,” Stricklin said in a release. “I look forward to John being our head coach for many years to come.” This spring, Cohen had his best season in three years as Mississippi State’s coach. The Bulldogs went 38-25 and won the Atlanta Regional. They eventually lost to national runner-up Florida in a tight three-game super regional series. MSU finished 15th in the final USA Today/ESPN poll. The final ranking and postseason appearance were the first for the program since 2007.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 7-5-0 La. Pick 4: 4-1-7-0 Weekly results: B2

By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com It’s back to square one — again — in the search for a new boys basketball coach at Warren Central. Vicksburg Warren School superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford said Thursday that former New Hope coach Robert Byrd decided against taking the job because of family reasons. Byrd is the second coach who initially agreed to take the job, then pulled out before the recommendation was presented for a final vote

by the Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees. Last month, Lanier coach Thomas Billups did the same thing when he and the school district could not agree to financial terms. “Coach Byrd withdrew his candidacy for the Warren Central position,” Swinford said Thursday, just hours before the monthly Board of Trustees meeting. “We’re very disappointed. But, at the same time, we’ll move on.” The Warren Central boys basketball position has been open since March when

Jesse Johnson was fired after the Vikings finished 9-17 in the 2010-11 season. Johnson has since been hired to Dr. Elizabeth coach at ForSwinford rest AHS. The search, meanwhile, goes on for Warren Central. Complicating matters for Swinford, she said, was that Byrd made his final decision after WC principal Rodney G. Smith left for his summer vacation in Mexico.

“I had to contact principal Smith by phone in Mexico to let him know about Coach Byrd,” Swinford said. “He left here thinking we had found a coach.” When Smith returns, the search will have to begin anew. Billups, Byrd and Petal’s Tori Harris were the top three picks by the district’s search committee, Swinford said. Billups, who retired in May, has returned to Lanier as a coach only. Harris has taken a job at Horn Lake. Swinford said that when Smith returns, the committee will review the resumés

previous applicants. The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is on July 28 and is the last before the school year starts. “Yes, this has been very frustrating. But I think we will get a very good coach for this job, because our kids deserve it,” Swinford said. Swinford also hopes to have a recommendation for a new boys soccer coach at Vicksburg High in time for the next board meeting. Jason Bennett, the school’s coach since 2004, took a sabbatical to pursue his master’s degree.

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Djokovic outlasts Tsonga in semis By The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — There’s a new No. 1 in the tennis world. Novak Djokovic hopes there will soon be a new Wimbledon champion, as well. Djokovic beat Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-7 (9), 6-3 today to reach the Wimbledon men’s final for the first time and claim the No. 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal. Nadal played in the other semifinal this afternoon against Andy Murray. The men’s championship is scheduled for Sunday morning. The second-seeded Djokovic came from a break down against Tsonga to take the first set and then rolled through the second. Tsonga recovered from two sets down to knock out six-time champion Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, and threatened another revival when he broke back twice. He saved two match points in the tiebreaker before winning the third set. Djokovic broke immediately in the fourth to stop the Frenchman’s momentum and held his nerve in the end to improve his 2011 record to 47-1.

Wimbledon on TV Today Noon NBC - Men’s semifinal (Rafael Nadal vs. Andy Murray) Saturday 8 a.m. NBC - Women’s championship (Petra Kvitova vs. Maria Sharapova) Sunday 8 a.m. NBC - Men’s championship match On Thursday, fifth-seeded Maria Sharapova overcame 13 double-faults in a woeful serving display to reach her first Wimbledon women’s final since 2004, beating German wild card Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-3. Sharapova has yet to drop a set at this year’s tournament, and she’ll be the favorite on Saturday when she faces Petra Kvitova in the championship match. The eighthseeded Kvitova advanced by beating Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, hitting nine aces en route to her first major final. At 24, Sharapova was the oldest semifinalist at this year’s tournament — and her seven-year gap between Wimbledon finals is the longest in the Open era.

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Novak Djokovic runs to return a shot during his Wimbledon semifinal match against JoWilfried Tsonga this morning. Djokovic won 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-7 (9), 6-3.

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NBA locks out players after negotiations falter

NFL owners and players meet in 15-hour session

By The Associated Press NEW YORK — The memories of a thrilling NBA season might have to last for a while. There’s no telling when basketball will be back. The NBA locked out its players early today when its collective bargaining agreement expired, becoming the second major pro sport shut down by labor strife. The players and owners remained far apart on just about every major issue, from salaries to the salary cap, revenues to revenue sharing. “We had a great year in terms of the appreciation of our fans for our game. It just wasn’t a profitable one for the owners, and it wasn’t one that many of the smaller market teams particularly enjoyed or felt included in,” Commissioner David Stern said. “The goal here has been

to make the league profitable and to have a league where all 30 teams can compete.” It is believed to be only the second time that two leagues have been shut down simultaneously by labor problems. In 1994, both the NHL and MLB were idle from October through the end of the year. The NHL locked out its players from October 1994 until mid-January 1995 and reduced the 1994-95 season from 84 games to 48. MLB endured a 232-day strike from August 12, 1994 until April 2, 1995, which led to the cancellation of the entire 1994 postseason and World Series. The NBA’s long-expected lockout puts the 2011-12 season in jeopardy and all league business on hold — starting with the free agency period that would have opened today. The NBA’s summer league

By The Associated Press

NBA commissioner David Stern speaks to reporters after a meeting with the players’ union on Thursday. NBA owners began a lockout at midnight. in Las Vegas already has been canceled, and teams were prohibited from having any contact with their players. The lockout comes exactly one year after one of the See NBA, Page B3.

MINNEAPOLIS — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith ended a 15-hour bargaining session early today, barely breaking for a quick nap before resuming in the morning. U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan, who is overseeing the process, said the sides will resume negotiations at 8 a.m. The latest talks come as the NBA began its own lockout after it failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement with its players. It is believed to be only the second time that two leagues have been shut down simultaneously by labor problems. The NHL and MLB were idle from October 1994 through mid-January 1995. The negotiations in Minneapolis are aimed at ending the NFL’s longest work stop-

page ever and began on Tuesday, with just Goodell, Smith, their attorneys and staffs. The leaders of the two sides left the table to address incoming rookies an orientation symposium in Florida on Wednesday morning and then flew back to Minnesota. Sitting down with Boylan at a Minneapolis law firm were a handful of owners — John Mara of the New York Giants, Clark Hunt of Kansas City, Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys and Robert Kraft of New England — and players including Jeff Saturday of the Indianapolis Colts, Brian Waters of the Kansas City Chiefs and Domonique Foxworth of the Baltimore Ravens. Owners and players are seeking a deal that would divide revenues for the $9 billion business — the biggest hurdle to clear — and guide See NFL, Page B3.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASCAR 1 p.m. ESPN2 - Nationwide Series, qualifying for Subway Jalapeno 250 3 p.m. Speed - Sprint Cup, qualifying for Coke Zero 400 6:30 p.m. ESPN - Nationwide Series, Subway Jalapeno 250 BOXING 10 p.m. ESPN2 - Welterweights, Mark Jason Melligen (21-2-0) vs. Sebastian Lujan (37-5-2) GOLF 2 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, AT&T National 5:30 p.m. TGC - USGA, U.S. Men’s & Women’s Amateur Public Links Championships MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:10 p.m. WGN - Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs 6 p.m. MLB - N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets or San Francisco at Detroit

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Golf Scott leads AT&T after solid first round NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Adam Scott is making his late decision to play the AT&T National look like a good one. The Australian made a couple of long birdie putts and hit a 5-iron to 2 feet for birdie on the 14th hole on his way to a 4-under 66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead with Hunter Haas. Only 28 of the 120 players managed to break par at Aronimink, a course that most players said felt like a U.S. Open — only compared with this year, even tougher. Dean Wilson, Joe Ogilvie, Jhonattan Vegas and Kyle Stanley were at 67.

MLB Paychecks bounce for Dodgers employees LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers said paychecks for some part-time game day staffers bounced, but not because the team didn’t have enough money to cover them. Dodgers spokesman Josh Rawitch said Thursday that when the team filed for bankruptcy Monday, its accounts were frozen for 48 hours. Some security guards and ushers found their paychecks had bounced. Those who have direct deposit weren’t affected. Rawitch said the checks were reissued Wednesday. On Tuesday, a bankruptcy judge in Delaware authorized the team to borrow $60 million to make payroll.

NBA Cavs trade Hickson to Los Angles Clippers CLEVELAND — Clearing out a logjam at power forward, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded J.J. Hickson on Thursday to the Sacramento Kings for forward Omri Casspi and a future first-round pick. Hickson’s days in Cleveland were numbered when the club drafted Texas forward Tristan Thompson with the No. 4 overall pick in last week’s NBA draft. Hickson has shown potential to be a star, but his on-court lapses frustrated Cavaliers coach Byron Scott last season. The 23-year-old Casspi averaged 8.6 points and 4.3 rebounds last season, his second in the NBA. The Cavaliers said the first-round pick they obtained is lottery protected in 2012 (Nos. 1-14). The pick is then protected in 2013 (1-13), 2014 (1-12) and 2015-2017 (1-10). If the pick is not conveyed by 2017, then Sacramento will convey its own 2017 second-round pick to the Cavaliers.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 1 1859 — Amherst defeats Williams 66-32 in the first intercollegiate baseball game. 1951 — Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians pitches his third career nohitter, beating the Detroit Tigers 2-1. 1995 — The NBA locks out its players at 12:01 a.m., the first work stoppage in league history. 2003 — The ACC formally introduces Miami and Virginia Tech as the newest members of what will become an 11-team league in fall 2004.

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scoreboard mlb American League East Division

W New York.......................48 Boston...........................46 Tampa Bay....................45 Toronto..........................40 Baltimore.......................35

L 31 34 36 42 43

Central Division

W Detroit............................44 Cleveland.......................42 Chicago.........................40 Minnesota......................34 Kansas City...................33

L 38 37 42 45 48

West Division

W L Texas.............................43 39 Los Angeles..................42 40 Seattle...........................39 42 Oakland.........................36 46 ———

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................51 Atlanta...........................47 New York.......................41 Washington....................40 Florida............................36

L 31 35 40 41 45

Central Division

W Milwaukee......................44 St. Louis........................44 Pittsburgh......................41 Cincinnati.......................42 Chicago.........................34 Houston.........................29

L 38 38 39 40 48 53

Pct GB .608 — .575 2 1/2 .556 4 .488 9 1/2 .449 12 1/2 Pct GB .537 — .532 1/2 .488 4 .430 8 1/2 .407 10 1/2 Pct .524 .512 .481 .439

GB — 1 3 1/2 7

Pct GB .622 — .573 4 .506 9 1/2 .494 10 1/2 .444 14 1/2 Pct .537 .537 .513 .512 .415 .354

GB — — 2 2 10 15

West Division

W L Pct GB San Francisco...............46 36 .561 — Arizona..........................44 38 .537 2 Colorado........................39 42 .481 6 1/2 San Diego.....................37 45 .451 9 Los Angeles..................36 46 .439 10 Thursday’s Games Boston 5, Philadelphia 2 N.Y. Yankees 5, Milwaukee 0 Detroit 5, N.Y. Mets 2 Chicago Cubs 5, San Francisco 2, 13 innings Chicago White Sox 6, Colorado 4, 10 innings Florida 5, Oakland 4 St. Louis 9, Baltimore 6 Pittsburgh 6, Toronto 2 Houston 7, Texas 0 Today’s Games Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 4-4) at Toronto (R.Romero 7-7), 12:07 p.m. Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 4-6) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 1-2), 1:20 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 7-4) at Washington (Gorzelanny 2-6), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 4-9) at Detroit (Penny 5-6), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Masterson 5-6) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 7-6), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 7-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 7-6), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 6-4) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 7-5), 6:10 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 3-9) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 10-3), 6:35 p.m. Boston (Wakefield 4-3) at Houston (Norris 4-6), 7:05 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 6-1) at Texas (Ogando 7-3), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 1-2) at Colorado (Nicasio 2-1), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 9-4) at Minnesota (Liriano 4-7), 7:10 p.m. Arizona (Collmenter 4-4) at Oakland (Harden 0-0), 9:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 5-9) at L.A. Angels (Chatwood 5-4), 9:05 p.m. San Diego (Moseley 2-7) at Seattle (Vargas 5-5), 9:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Philadelphia at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington, 2:35 p.m., 1st game Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs, 3:10 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at N.Y. Mets, 3:10 p.m. Boston at Houston, 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington, 6:05 p.m., 2nd game San Francisco at Detroit, 6:05 p.m. Baltimore at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Florida at Texas, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Colorado, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. San Diego at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.

——— MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS AMERICAN LEAGUE

G AB R H Pct. AdGonzalez Bos............. 80 327 56 115 .352 MiCabrera Det................. 82 280 60 93 .332 VMartinez Det................. 67 246 36 81 .329 Bautista Tor..................... 74 261 61 85 .326 Konerko CWS................. 79 293 39 94 .321 MiYoung Tex................... 80 321 34 102 .318 JhPeralta Det.................. 73 265 37 83 .313 Joyce TB......................... 73 240 41 74 .308 Ortiz Bos......................... 77 275 48 84 .305 HKendrick LAA................ 68 266 40 81 .305 Home Runs Teixeira, New York, 25; Bautista, Toronto, 24; Granderson, New York, 21; Konerko, Chicago, 21; NCruz, Texas, 18; MiCabrera, Detroit, 17; Ortiz, Boston, 17; Quentin, Chicago, 17. RBI AdGonzalez, Boston, 71; Teixeira, New York, 63; Konerko, Chicago, 61; Beltre, Texas, 57; MiCabrera, Detroit, 56; Granderson, New York, 56; Youkilis, Boston, 55. Runs Granderson, New York, 70; Bautista, Toronto, 61; MiCabrera, Detroit, 60; AdGonzalez, Boston, 56; Ellsbury, Boston, 55; Kinsler, Texas, 55; Boesch, Detroit, 53; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 53. Hits AdGonzalez, Boston, 115; MiYoung, Texas, 102; Ellsbury, Boston, 97; ACabrera, Cleveland, 96; MeCabrera, Kansas City, 94; Konerko, Chicago, 94; MiCabrera, Detroit, 93; AGordon, Kansas City, 93. Doubles Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 27; AdGonzalez, Boston, 25; AGordon, Kansas City, 24; Quentin, Chicago, 23; Ellsbury, Boston, 22; MiYoung, Texas, 22; ACabrera, Cleveland, 21; VMartinez, Detroit, 21; Youkilis, Boston, 21. Triples Granderson, New York, 7; Bourjos, Los Angeles, 6; AJackson, Detroit, 6; Aybar, Los Angeles, 5; Crisp, Oakland, 5; RDavis, Toronto, 5; CCrawford, Boston, 4; Gardner, New York, 4; AGordon, Kansas City, 4; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 4. Stolen bases Ellsbury, Boston, 25; Andrus, Texas, 24; Crisp, Oakland, 24; ISuzuki, Seattle, 20; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 20; Gardner, New York, 19. Pitching Wins Verlander, Detroit, 11-3; Sabathia, New York, 11-4; Lester, Boston, 10-4; Scherzer, Detroit, 9-3; Arrieta, Baltimore, 9-4; Tomlin, Cleveland, 9-4; Weaver, Los Angeles, 9-4. Strikeouts Verlander, Detroit, 130; Shields, Tampa Bay, 127; FHernandez, Seattle, 124; Price, Tampa Bay, 116; Weaver, Los Angeles, 106; Sabathia, New York, 106; Lester, Boston, 105. Saves League, Seattle, 21; MaRivera, New York, 21; CPerez, Cleveland, 19; Valverde, Detroit, 19; Walden, Los Angeles, 18; SSantos, Chicago, 17; Feliz, Texas, 16; Farnsworth, Tampa Bay, 16.

G AB R H Pct. JosReyes NYM............... 78 344 65 121 .352 Kemp LAD....................... 82 293 52 97 .331 Braun Mil......................... 81 299 57 96 .321 Votto Cin......................... 81 298 54 95 .319 Ethier LAD....................... 81 296 40 94 .318 McCann Atl...................... 72 264 29 83 .314 Pence Hou...................... 75 309 35 97 .314 SCastro ChC................... 80 341 45 107 .314 Helton Col....................... 70 240 35 74 .308 SSmith Col...................... 69 239 37 73 .305 Home Runs Kemp, Los Angeles, 22; Fielder, Milwaukee, 21; Berkman, St. Louis, 20; Bruce, Cincinnati, 18; Howard, Philadelphia, 17; CPena, Chicago, 17; Pujols, St. Louis, 17. RBI Fielder, Milwaukee, 69; Howard, Philadelphia, 64; Kemp, Los Angeles, 63; Braun, Milwaukee, 60; Berkman, St. Louis, 58; Beltran, New York, 54; Pence, Houston, 53; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 53. Runs JosReyes, New York, 65; Braun, Milwaukee, 57; RWeeks, Milwaukee, 57; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 55; Votto, Cincinnati, 54; Bourn, Houston, 52; Kemp, Los Angeles, 52; Pujols, St. Louis, 52. Hits JosReyes, New York, 121; SCastro, Chicago, 107; Kemp, Los Angeles, 97; Pence, Houston, 97; Braun, Milwaukee, 96; Votto, Cincinnati, 95; Ethier, Los Angeles, 94; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 94; JUpton, Arizona, 94. Doubles Headley, San Diego, 22; Pence, Houston, 22; JosReyes, New York, 22; CYoung, Arizona, 22; Beltran, New York, 21; SCastro, Chicago, 21; Montero, Arizona, 21; SSmith, Colorado, 21; JUpton, Arizona, 21. Triples JosReyes, New York, 15; Victorino, Philadelphia, 8; SCastro, Chicago, 7; Bourn, Houston, 6; Rasmus, St. Louis, 6; SDrew, Arizona, 5. Stolen bases Bourn, Houston, 34; JosReyes, New York, 30; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 23; Kemp, Los Angeles, 22; Desmond, Washington, 20; Braun, Milwaukee, 19. Pitching Wins Halladay, Philadelphia, 10-3; Jurrjens, Atlanta, 10-3; Correia, Pittsburgh, 10-6; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 9-4; Hanson, Atlanta, 9-4; Hamels, Philadelphia, 9-4; ClLee, Philadelphia, 9-5. Strikeouts Kershaw, Los Angeles, 128; Halladay, Philadelphia, 123; Lincecum, San Francisco, 122; ClLee, Philadelphia, 119; Hamels, Philadelphia, 110; AniSanchez, Florida, 107; Norris, Houston, 100. Saves BrWilson, San Francisco, 24; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 23; Street, Colorado, 23; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 23; HBell, San Diego, 23; LNunez, Florida, 22; Putz, Arizona, 21.

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Chattanooga (Dodgers).7 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......5 Huntsville (Brewers)......4 Carolina (Reds).............3 Jackson (Mariners)........2

L 1 3 4 5 6

Pct. .875 .625 .500 .375 .250

GB — 2 3 4 5

W L Pct. x-Birm. (White Sox).......5 3 .625 Mobile (Diamondbacks).5 3 .625 Mississippi (Braves)...4 4 .500 Montgomery (Rays).......3 5 .375 Jacksonville (Marlins)....2 6 .250 x-Won first half ——— Thursday’s Games Mississippi 8, Huntsville 1, 1st game Huntsville 7, Mississippi 2, 2nd game Birmingham 5, Jacksonville 3 Tennessee 7, Carolina 5 Chattanooga 7, Jackson 3 Mobile 7, Montgomery 6 Today’s Games Birmingham at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Carolina at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. Mississippi at Huntsville, 6:43 p.m. Chattanooga at Jackson, 7:05 p.m. Montgomery at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Carolina at Tennessee, 5:15 p.m. Chattanooga at Jackson, 6:05 p.m. Birmingham at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Mississippi at Huntsville, 6:43 p.m. Montgomery at Mobile, 7:05 p.m.

GB — — 1 2 3

South Division

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Warren Central Aug. 19......................................... x-Pearl, 8:30 Aug. 26...................................... Callaway, 7:30 Sept. 2...............................at Hattiesburg, 7:30 Sept. 9.................................... at Natchez, 7:30 Sept. 16.................................................... Open Sept. 23................. *at Northwest Rankin, 7:30 Sept. 30.....................*Greenville-Weston, 7:30 Oct. 7............................ *at Madison Central, 7 Oct. 14..............................................*Murrah, 7 Oct. 21..........................................*at Clinton, 7 Oct. 28......................................... *Vicksburg, 7 Nov. 4.............................................. *Jim Hill, 7 x-Red Carpet Bowl *Region 2-6A games ———

All games begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 19............................................. Union Christian Aug. 26....................................................Deer Creek Sept. 2.................................................*at Bens Ford Sept. 9..................................... *at Newton Academy Sept. 16.................................................. *Park Place Sept. 23..........................................Benton Academy Sept. 30................................................ at Tri-County Oct. 7.....................................................at Sylva Bay Oct. 14.....................................................*Heidelberg Oct. 21.....................................................Manchester Oct. 28.....................................................*at Prentiss *District 4-A game

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Oct. 15............................................... South Carolina Oct. 22...................................................... Open date Oct. 29.................................................... at Kentucky Nov. 5........................................... Tennessee-Martin Nov. 12........................................................ Alabama Nov. 19................................................ x-at Arkansas Nov. 26........................................................ Ole Miss x-at Little Rock, Ark. ———

Ole Miss

All times TBA, unless noted Sept. 3.............................................. BYU, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 10........................................... Southern Illinois Sept. 17............................. at Vanderbilt, 11:21 a.m. Sept. 24.........................................................Georgia Oct. 1.................................. at Fresno St., 8:15 p.m. Oct. 8........................................................ Open date Oct. 15......................................................... Alabama Oct. 22........................................................ Arkansas Oct. 29....................................................... at Auburn Nov. 5..................................................... at Kentucky Nov. 12..............................................Louisiana Tech Nov. 19............................................................... LSU Nov. 26...........................................at Mississippi St. ———

Southern Miss

Sept. 3.............................Concordia, Ala., 1:30 Sept. 10.......................m-vs. Tennessee St., 6 Sept. 17.........................................at Southern, Sept. 24.....................................Alabama St., 4 Oct. 1...................................Texas Southern, 4 Oct. 8.............................Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 4 Oct. 15....................at Mississippi Valley St., 2 Oct. 22...................................................... Open Oct. 29...................................at Prairie View, 4 Nov. 5.................................. s-vs. Grambling, 2 Nov. 12..............................at Alabama A&M, 1 Nov. 19..........................................Alcorn St., 1 m-at Memphis, Tenn. s-at Shreveport, La. ———

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Alcorn State Sept. 3................................. s-vs. Grambling, 6 Sept. 10.................... at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 6 Sept. 17...................... Mississippi Valley St., 4 Sept. 24.......................... at Texas Southern, 1 Oct. 1.................................... at Alabama St., 7 Oct. 8........................................................ Open Oct. 15...................................................... Open Oct. 22................................ Concordia (Ala.), 2 Oct. 29........................................at Southern, 6 Nov. 5.................................... Alabama A&M, 2 Nov. 12...................................... Prairie View, 2 Nov. 19.................................. at Jackson St., 1 s-at Shreveport, La. ———

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Mississippi Valley State

St. Aloysius

Sept. 3.......................................Alabama St., 5 Sept. 10........................................Murray St., 4 Sept. 17.................................... at Alcorn St., 4 Sept. 24.................................at Prairie View, 7 Oct. 1..............................................Southern, 2 Oct. 8.................................at Alabama A&M, 1 Oct. 15........................................Jackson St., 2 Oct. 22......................................at Grambling, 2 Oct. 29.................................Texas Southern, 2 Nov. 3..................................at South Alabama, Nov. 12..........................Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 1 ———

Aug. 19.......................... Madison-St. Joe, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26................... at Greenville-St. Joe, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2..............................*at Hinds AHS, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.......................................... *Salem, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16........................................*Dexter, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23...................*University Christian, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30.............................. *at Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8......................................*at Resurrection, TBA Oct. 14.............................................*Stringer, 7 p.m. Oct. 21...................................................... Open date Oct. 28.................................... *Bogue Chitto, 7 p.m. Nov. 4............................................... *at Mount Olive *Region 4-1A games

Aug. 27.................................. Texas College, 6 Sept. 3......................... at Louisiana College, 7 Sept. 10..........................Mississippi College, 7 Sept. 17.....................at Lindsey Wilson, 12:30 Sept. 24.................................................... Open Oct. 1.........................................at Bethel, 6:30 Oct. 8..........................................Faulkner, 1:30 Oct. 15................................... at Shorter, 12:30 Oct. 22......................Union College (Ky.), 1:30 Oct. 29..... at Univ. of the Cumberlands, 12:30 Nov. 5..................Cumberland University, 1:30 Nov. 12................... Georgetown College, 1:30

Tank McNamara

Sprint Cup Schedule

April 30 — Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 (Kyle Busch) May 7 — Showtime Southern 500 (Regan Smith) May 15 — FedEx 400 (Matt Kenseth) May 21 — x-Sprint All-Star Race (Carl Edwards) May 21 — x-Sprint Showdown (David Ragan) May 29 — Coca-Cola 600 (Kevin Harvick) June 5 — STP 400 (Brad Keselowski) June 12 — 5-hour ENERGY 500 (Jeff Gordon) June 19 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 (Denny Hamlin) June 26 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. (Kurt Busch) July 2 — Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 9 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. July 17 — Lenox Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 31 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 7 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 14 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 21 — Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 27 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. x-Non-points race

FISHING/HUNTING TIMES Longitude: 90.90W Latitude: 32.32N 2011 A. M. P. M. SUN TIMES MOON MOON Jul Minor Major Minor Major Rise Sets Rises Sets Up Down DST ____________________________________________________________________________ 10 Sun 1:15 7:29 1:43 7:58 06:04 08:12 4:04p 1:44a 9:20p 8:51a * 11 Mon 2:06 8:21 2:35 8:50 06:04 08:12 5:08p 2:33a 10:18p 9:49a * 12 Tue 2:58 9:13 3:27 9:42 06:05 08:11 6:08p 3:27a 11:16p 10:47a * 13 Wed 3:51 10:05 4:19 10:33 06:05 08:11 7:02p 4:25a NoMoon 11:45a * 14 Thu > 4:44 10:57 5:11 11:25 06:06 08:11 7:49p 5:26a 12:13a 12:40p * 15 Fricollege > 5:37 11:50 6:02 ----- 06:06 08:10 8:30p 6:28a 1:06a 1:32p * football 162011 Sat FMississippi 6:29 12:17 6:53schedules 12:41 06:07 08:10 9:06p 7:29a 1:57a 2:21p * college ____________________________________________________________________________ Mississippi State times TBA, unless Major=2 All hours/Minor=1 hournoted Times are centered on the major/minor window Sept. 1........................................at Memphis, 7 p.m. FSept.= Full Moon N = New Moon Q = Quarter > = Peak Activity! 10..................................at Auburn, 11:21 a.m. DST column will have * in it if 7inp.m.effect that day. Sept. 15..................................................LSU, Sept. 24.............................................Louisiana Calibrated for Time Zone: 6W Tech Oct. 1........................................................ at Georgia Don't forget to renew your Oct. 8...............................................at UAB,tables 11 a.m. at http://www.solunar.com

Jackson State

2011 Warren County schedules Vicksburg High Aug. 19................................... x-vs. Brandon, 6 Aug. 26..................................................... Open Sept. 2............................... at Richwood, La., 7 Sept. 9...................................... Tylertown, 7:30 Sept. 16....................... Lawrence County, 7:30 Sept. 23..................................*at Jim Hill, 7:30 Sept. 30..................... *Northwest Rankin, 7:30 Oct. 7...........................at Greenville-Weston, 7 Oct. 14...............................*Madison Central, 7 Oct. 21......................................... *at Murrah, 7 Oct. 28............................ *at Warren Central, 7 Nov. 4............................................... *Clinton, 7 x-Red Carpet Bowl, at Warren Central *Region 2-6A games ———

FISHING/HUNTING TIMES Longitude: 90.90W Latitude: 32.32N 2011 A. M. P. M. SUN TIMES MOON MOON Jul Minor Major Minor Major Rise Sets Rises Sets Up Down DST ____________________________________________________________________________ 03 Sun > 7:25 1:12 7:51 1:38 06:00 08:13 8:24a 9:59p 3:15p 2:49a * 04 Mon 8:23 2:10 8:48 2:35 06:01 08:13 9:29a 10:36p 4:06p 3:41a * 05 Tue 9:19 3:07 9:44 3:32 06:01 08:13 10:34a 11:10p 4:56p 4:31a * 06 Wed 10:14 4:02 10:39 4:27 06:02 08:13 11:39a 11:45p 5:45p 5:21a * 07 Thu 11:08 4:55 11:33 5:20 06:02 08:12 12:44p NoMoon 6:36p 6:10a * 08 Fri Q ----- 5:47 12:00 6:13 06:03 08:12 1:50p 12:21a 7:28p 7:02a * 09 Sat 12:25 6:38 12:52 7:06 06:03 08:12 2:58p 1:00a 8:23p 7:55a * ____________________________________________________________________________ Major=2 hours/Minor=1 hour Times are centered on the major/minor window F = Full Moon N = New Moon Q = Quarter > = Peak Activity! DST column will have * in it if in effect that day. Calibrated for Time Zone: 6W Don't forget to renew your tables at http://www.solunar.com ——— ____________________________________________________________________________ nascar Porters Chapel SPORTING TIMES

Sept. 3..................................Louisiana Tech, 9 Sept. 10.......................................... at Marshall, Sept. 17.................. Southeastern Louisiana, 6 Sept. 24............................................at Virginia, Oct. 1.........................................................Rice, Oct. 8........................................... at Navy, 2:30 Oct. 15...................................................... Open Oct. 22...................................................SMU, 7 Oct. 29.............................................at UTEP, 7 Nov. 5............................... at East Carolina, 11 Nov. 12..................................Central Florida, 7 Nov. 17..............................................at UAB, 7 Nov. 26.............................................. Memphis, ———

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Sprint Cup standings

1. Carl Edwards.................................................. 573 2. Kevin Harvick................................................. 548 3. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 540 4. Kurt Busch..................................................... 539 5. Kyle Busch..................................................... 536 6. Matt Kenseth.................................................. 521 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 508 8. Clint Bowyer................................................... 496 9. Jeff Gordon.................................................... 480 10. Ryan Newman............................................. 475 11. Denny Hamlin.............................................. 463 12. Tony Stewart................................................ 460 13. Greg Biffle..................................................... 446 14. Mark Martin................................................... 443 15. A.J. Allmendinger.......................................... 433

golf PGA Tour AT&T National Par Scores

Thursday At Aronimink Golf Club Newtown Square, Pa. Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,237; Par: 70 (35-35) First Round (a-amateur) Adam Scott...................32-34—66.........................-4 Hunter Haas.................35-31—66.........................-4 Dean Wilson.................34-33—67.........................-3 Joe Ogilvie...................33-34—67.........................-3 Jhonattan Vegas..........34-33—67.........................-3 Kyle Stanley.................36-31—67.........................-3 Pat Perez.....................35-33—68.........................-2 Justin Leonard..............33-35—68.........................-2 Robert Garrigus............33-35—68.........................-2 Bill Haas.......................33-35—68.........................-2 John Merrick.................34-34—68.........................-2 Rickie Fowler................34-34—68.........................-2 Charles Howell III.........34-34—68.........................-2 Troy Matteson..............34-34—68.........................-2 D.A. Points...................33-35—68.........................-2 Vijay Singh...................36-32—68.........................-2 Charlie Wi.....................35-34—69.........................-1 Kevin Na.......................34-35—69.........................-1 Gary Woodland............33-36—69.........................-1 Bo Van Pelt..................35-34—69.........................-1 David Hearn.................36-33—69.........................-1 Scott Stallings..............34-35—69.........................-1 Chris Riley....................35-34—69.........................-1 Trevor Immelman.........35-34—69.........................-1 K.J. Choi.......................35-34—69.........................-1 Webb Simpson.............35-34—69.........................-1 Brian Gay.....................34-35—69.........................-1 Bryce Molder................33-36—69.........................-1 D.J. Trahan..................37-33—70......................... E

LOTTERY

Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-5-6 La. Pick 4: 8-4-3-6 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-1-1 La. Pick 4: 1-0-2-8 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-5-6 La. Pick 4: 2-1-9-1 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-8-0 La. Pick 4: 3-4-5-2 Easy 5: 12-17-23-30-33 La. Lotto: 10-12-16-18-34-35 Powerball: 24-30-45-57-59 Powerball: 26; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-5-0 La. Pick 4: 4-1-7-0 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-9-3 La. Pick 4: 0-0-0-9 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-6-8 La. Pick 4: 1-5-3-9 Easy 5: 12-23-24-29-31 La. Lotto: 5-9-10-28-36-38 Powerball: 18-36-39-41-57 Powerball: 12; Power play: 4


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NBA’s most anticipated days in recent years, when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the rest of the celebrated class of 2010 became free agents. That free agency bonanza — highlighted by the James, Wade, Chris Bosh trio in Miami — got the league started on a season where ticket and merchandise sales, ratings and buzz were all up. That success contradicted the owners’ argument that the system was broken beyond repair, but it also demonstrated why they wanted changes, with Stern saying owners feel pressured to spend as much as possible to prove their commitment to winning to fans. LeBron’s move to Miami and Dirk Nowitzki’s title in Dallas couldn’t hide a simple fact: Owners insisted they were losing money, perhaps $300 million this season, and weren’t interested in subsidizing a system they felt guaranteed would keep losing more. The last lockout reduced the 1998-99 season to just a 50-game schedule, the only time the NBA missed games for a work stoppage. “I think we’re either going to not miss any games or we’re going to miss the whole season,” said Cleveland Cavaliers veteran forward Antawn Jamison, a rookie during the last NBA lockout. But union chief Billy Hunter Hunter said it’s too early to be concerned about that. “Obviously, the clock is now running with regard to whether or not there will

league activities for years to come. The lockout began March 12 and the hope of everyone with a paycheck depen-

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NBA union chief Billy Hunter speaks with reporters after a meeting with team owners Thursday in New York. or will be a loss of games,” Hunter said. “I’m hoping that over the next month or so that there will be sort of a softening on their side and maybe we have to soften our position as well.” Hunter said he hopes the two sides will meet again in the next two weeks, after the union has looked at some additional documents it requested. The players’ association seems unlikely, at least for now, to follow the NFLPA’s model by decertifying and taking the battle into the court system, instead choosing to continue negotiations. Hunter said last week he felt owners believe the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, which is debating the legality of the NFL’s lockout, will uphold employers’ rights to impose lockouts.

Despite a three-hour meeting Thursday and a final proposal from the players — which NBA leaders said would have raised average player salaries to $7 million in the sixth year of the deal — the sides could not close the enormous gulf between their positions. Owners want to reduce the players’ guarantee of 57 percent of basketball revenue and weren’t moved by the players’ offer to drop it to 54.3 percent — though players said that would have cut their salaries by $500 million over five years. “The problem is that there’s such a gap in terms of the numbers, where they are and where we are, and we just can’t find any way to bridge that gap,” union chief Billy Hunter said.

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M-Braves earn split in doubleheader From staff reports Donell Linares went 4-for-4, then the Mississippi Braves went 1-for-2. Linares belted two home runs and drove in five runs while having a perfect game at the plate, leading the M-Braves to an 8-1 victory over Huntsville in the first half of a doubleheader on Thursday. In game two, Huntsville scored seven runs in the fourth inning and avoided the sweep with a 7-2 victory. Linares got the M-Braves off to a good start in the first game by hitting a three-run homer in the top of the first inning. He added a two-run shot in the fifth to make it 8-1, and also had a pair of singles and scored two runs.

Jordan Kreke hit a solo home run in the fourth inning for the M-Braves and Ernesto Mejia went 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored. Randall Delgado (5-4) pitched a seven-inning complete game and earned the win. Despite allowing nine hits, he didn’t walk a batter and struck out six. Game two wasn’t nearly as fun for the M-Braves. After taking a 2-0 lead in the third inning on an RBI double by Mejia, things quickly fell apart in the bottom of the fourth. An error, wild pitch and hit batsman brought in Huntsville’s first run, then Logan Schafer gave the Stars the lead with a two-run single. Sean Halton added another two-run single after a bases-

loaded walk to make it 6-2, and Steffan Wilson capped the rally with an RBI double. The teams meet again tonight in game three of their six-game series in Huntsville. First pitch is scheduled for 6:43 p.m. The M-Braves return home on Monday night to begin a four-game series against the Jackson Generals at Trustmark Park.

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Constant state of fear around men is aftermath for abuse victim Dear Abby: I’m writing because I’m afraid I will never be able to have a normal, healthy relationship with a man. Until recently, I was the victim of a physically, verbally and sexually abusive father. Now I find myself unable to speak around even the most nonthreatening boy. At even the slightest hint of aggression or anger I flinch and run away. I’m afraid I will never escape the shadow of what he did to me. What should I do? — Shy and Battered in New Jersey Dear Shy and Battered: For you to move from victim to survivor will take professional help. Few people are able to completely overcome the abuse you have experienced on their own. A good first step would be to contact R.A.I.N.N., the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Its website is www.rainn.org and its toll-free phone number is 800-656-4673. The counselors there can guide you in finding help to repair your life. Men like your father belong behind bars, where they can’t hurt helpless children. If he

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would sexually and physically abuse you, no child is safe around him. If there are minors still living with your parents, the police should be notified about what he did to you so they can be rescued. Dear Abby: I have been happily married for six years. My husband is kind, caring and honest. Our only problem involves jewelry. I’m not very good at wearing my wedding ring every day. I can be forgetful and clumsy, and I have misplaced it, almost dropped it down the drain, etc. I have tried wearing it around my neck, but it just gets in the way. My husband wears his ring every day and says he doesn’t mind if I don’t wear mine because he trusts me. My problem is other people. My co-workers are suspicious. My

family thinks it’s “strange.” Men have hit on me, and when I politely told them I’m married, they became angry and asked where my ring is. Abby, I don’t do or say anything to lead people on, and I often mention that I’m happily married. I’m becoming frustrated and have even considered getting a tattoo on my ring finger so that people know I’m married. My husband says not to let it bother me; that he doesn’t care about what others think. Any suggestions? — No Ring on It, Columbia, Mo. Dear No Ring on It: I do not recommend getting your finger tattooed to allay your co-workers’ suspicions or because some fool becomes angry that you don’t welcome his advances. My recommendation is to listen to the secure, mature man you married and stop worrying so much about what other people think.

• 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 Abby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Hashimoto’s disease puzzles reader undergoing hypothyroidism treatment Dear Dr. Gott: I have just been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. I’ve been treated for hypothyroidism for three years and also have a calcification in my thyroid gland. What is Hashimoto’s, and how is it treated? Please advise. Dear Reader: Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system incorrectly attacks the thyroid gland at the base of the neck. It is the most common cause of hypothyroidism (too little thyroid hormone) known in the United States and affects middle-aged women more than men and children. Age, heredity and sex may play a role in determining why some people acquire the disorder and others do not. Symptoms of the disorder vary from person to person, but can include dry skin, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, constipation, changes in menstrual cycle, weight gain, an increased sensitivity to cold and depression. A diagnosis can be made through blood work and/or antibody testing. Treatment is often successfully accomplished with synthetic thyroid hormone-replacement therapy. Your physician will likely order repeat blood testing to determine if the level of medication you are taking is appropriate, since excessive drug amounts can cause accelerated bone loss, leading to osteoporosis. When left untreated, an underactive thyroid gland caused by Hashimoto’s can lead to an increased risk for heart disease, goiter and exacerbation of depression. Several over-the-counter remedies — including aluminum hydroxide in antacids, calcium and multivitamins with iron — might affect your ability to absorb some prescribed thyroid medications, so be sure to advise your primary care physician of any supplements you might be taking. The calcification in your thyroid is a formation of a solid or semi-solid lump within the thyroid gland. The condition is benign in most cases but should be followed closely, since it can occur in

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Dear Doctor: LeFort colpocleisis is commonly used for women who do not wish to be sexually active in the future and for those who want the least invasive surgical procedure known to combat the symptoms of uterine prolapse. It is also recommended for elderly women when general anesthesia is contraindicated. As you point out, it can be performed quickly under regional anesthesia, with minimal post-operative complications. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. It was something I failed to mention in my original answer. Keep up the good scrutiny; it keeps me on my toes.

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

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star� — Hoping to make a comeback, a man, David Spade, stays with a suburban family to prepare for the lead role in a Rob Reiner film./6 on Bravo n SPORTS NASCAR — The Nationwide Series gets ready to feel the draft as junior circuit heads to the high-banked oval of Daytona for the Subway Jalapeno 250./6:30 on ESPN n PRIMETIME David Spade “Friday Night Lights� — Coach Taylor feels threatened by budget cuts; Tami flies to Pennsylvania for an opportunity; the Lions embark on their quest for state./7 on NBC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Olivia de Havilland, actress, 95; Jamie Farr, actor, 77; Wally Amos, cookiemaker, 75; Twyla Tharp, dancer-choreographer, 70; Andrae Crouch, gospel singer, 69; Deborah Harry, singeractress, 66; Terrence Mann, actor, 60; Dan Aykroyd, actor-comedian, 59; Michelle Wright, country singer, 50; Pamela Anderson, actress, 44; Missy Elliott, hip-hop artist, 40; Liv Tyler, actress, 34. n DEATH Edith Fellows — A child actress who was the subject of a famous 1936 custody case has died. Her daughter, Kathy Fields Lander, said that Fellows, 88, died of natural causes Sunday at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Los Angeles. Fellows’ mother abandoned her as an infant, and she was raised by her grandmother, who took her to Hollywood. Edith She made about 50 movies in the 1930s, ’40s Fellows and ’50s, including the 1936 film “Pennies from Heaven.� She later turned to the stage and TV. Fellows was 13 when her mother sued for custody. Fellows testified that she wasn’t “used to loving strangers� and remained with her grandmother. Her childhood earnings were placed in trust, but most later mysteriously vanished.

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Morgan’s latest jokes offend disabled Tracy Morgan had just finished apologizing for his anti-gay jokes, and now the comedian is in hot water again. In his standup act in New York last weekend, Morgan mocked the mentally disabled. This has led to a demand for an apology from the “30 Rock� star by a group promoting the rights of the mentally and physically disabled. Morgan’s wisecracks reportedly included a Tracy Morgan warning not to “mess with women who have retarded kids.� His remarks are “far too offensive to be excused as comedy,� Peter Berns, head of The Arc, said earlier this week. He called for an immediate apology. Thus far, Morgan has offered no response. Earlier this month, he apologized for a homophobic rant made during a standup routine in Nashville.

Spider-Man creator eyes Chinese fans Stan Lee wants to see the likes of Spider-Man and the X-Men weaving between skyscrapers in Shanghai and battling enemies on the Great Wall. The comic book legend has announced a joint venture with a Hong Kong investment company that aims to roll out a new superhero franchise targeted at Chinese and foreign audiences. Lee’s POW! Entertainment said in a statement issued on its website this week that the new company, Magic Storm Entertainment, will anStan nounce its first film project later this summer. Lee “I have been eagerly awaiting this great opportunity — a chance to combine the best of American superhero epics with the best of Chinese and Asian classical filmmaking for a motion picture that would be excitedly received worldwide,� Lee said in the statement. It did not say if the creator or co-creator of Marvel Comics characters such as Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four and Iron Man will come up with new characters for the new movie or write a new story for his flagship characters, many of which have already been adapted for the big screen. It also wasn’t clear if the film will be animation or feature real actors. Magic Storm Entertainment will be a partnership between Hong Kong investment company Ricco Capital Holdings and Panda Media Partners, a joint venture between POW! Entertainment and the media consulting company Fidelis Global Enterprises. Fidelis Managing Director Eric Mika, the former publisher of the trade publication The Hollywood Reporter, will serve as chief executive of Magic Storm, which will be based in Los Angeles.

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Polite burglar offers to repair screen A burglar offered to repair the screen that he damaged breaking into a New Jersey home after he was confronted by the homeowner and told her he meant to break into a neighbor’s home, police said. The homeowner, Maria Cardona, said that the man made her nervous as he told her about his family and kept a hand in his pocket. She says he was “really polite,� but she just wanted him to leave. Vineland police said nothing was stolen during the encounter Monday.

Time to speculate: Princess Di would be 50 today LONDON (AP) — Princess Diana would have been 50 years old today, perhaps the only certainty about the course of what might have been in a life abruptly cut short in a 1997 car crash in Paris, with a new boyfriend, two months past her 36th birthday. Officially, there are no plans for marking the birth anniversary; Prince William, Diana’s elder son, will be in Canada today with his wife, Catherine, on their first big interPrincess national tour Diana as husband and wife. But the “what if?� questions abound as the world looks back on Diana’s life and legacy. Andrew Morton, the British journalist who was Diana’s confidant and collaborator on an explosive book about the marriage turmoil that led to a royal divorce, believes she might now be living in the United States. “A lot more billionaires live in America than in Britain,� Morton said in an interview with The Associated Press in Los Angeles. “And she probably would have snagged a guy with all the toys; you know, the guy with the private jet, the boat and the house in the Hamptons. Maybe started a second family. She always wanted a baby girl, and that was an ambition that she held very dear.� The enduring fascination Diana commands in the United States was in evidence on the latest cover of Newsweek, which showed a computer-generated image of Diana at 50, strolling next to William’s bride. The image, which came under widespread criticism for being “creepy,� was for an article by Newsweek editorin-chief Tina Brown titled “If She Were Here Now.� However irresistible that question is to some, Diana’s former secretary Patrick Jephson says the speculation is “entertaining perhaps, but hardly useful.� “The first Mrs. Wales might by now be solving conflicts, banishing poverty, feeding the world’s hungry or even breeding spaniels in happy rural obscurity. Alas, we will never know,� Jephson said in a commentary for The Daily Telegraph newspaper.

“Instead we have an even greater enigma. Why is it that 14 years after her death she continues to figure so large in popular imagination?� It’s a power that can be measured in dollars — $800,000 in the case of a black dress in which Diana danced with John Travolta in 1985, sold at auction in Toronto earlier this month, or $34,000 for a

letter to her nanny, auctioned in 2008. Popular fascination with the tragic princess remains a tempting market for some merchants, whose birthday wares include: • The Diana 50th birthday bear by Steiff from the Danbury Mint. “Her blond mohair is gloriously soft to the touch, and those big

eyes recall the young ‘Shy Di’ we remember so well.â€? • The 50th birthday portrait coin from the Westminster Collection. • The Royal Doulton 50th birthday Diana porcelain figurine. • The commemorative stamps from Grenada.

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Although some of your old, negative ways may continue to linger, you should experience a new you in the next year. Of course, it will be up to you to accept change and make the most of what’s at hand. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Don’t ruin the weekend by letting an issue about which you and your mate disagree dominate your thinking. Dismiss it from your mind and enjoy the holiday. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Just because your imagination is running wild doesn’t mean everything that pops in your mind is all bad or all good. Evaluate each idea for what it’s worth and what you can do with it.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If you’re not on your toes, you could easily get off on the wrong foot with those whom you like the most. Take your foot out of your mouth and replace it with pleasant, heartwarming remarks. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) —Don’t let your natural-born talent for diplomacy and tact evade you, especially if some kind of misunderstanding threatens to blow things out of proportion. Stay in character. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) —Be open-minded and flexible if you find yourself involved in something where the methods or procedures being applied aren’t what you’d normally use. Go along with the gang. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21)

— Your carefree ways might be operating at full force, so be careful you don’t get too wild or out of hand in ways that could be offensive to others. Put a lid on things. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Even if your argument is an admirable one, it still might be tough to get others to follow your banner. Don’t let frustrations cause you to behave poorly. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You’ve heard it before: “If you can’t say something nice about another, don’t say anything at all.” Otherwise, the comments you make could be distorted and won’t necessarily reflect your true thinking. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — It’s up to you: you can either go through the day being depressed and negative about

everyone and everything, or get hold of yourself and begin thinking in a positive manner. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Don’t think you have to agree to hang out with a friend who is down in the mouth, knowing that he or she would do nothing but depress you. Have your excuses ready and go your own way. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Be extra careful when around authority figures. You’re not in a mood to be dictated to, and you could easily mouth off at the worst moment possible. Keep your cool at all times. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Get involved in a collective endeavor, especially if the parties involved are free-thinkers. You need to be around people who are as forward looking and visionary as you are.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Thanks for telling the teen who was being bullied to use his fists and defend himself, even if it means he will be suspended from school. Please allow me to tell my story about when I was bullied in high school. When I was a teen, I was 6 feet 2 inches and about 180 pounds, and I was picked on by many of my classmates. I was forbidden by my parents to fight at school and I obeyed their wishes. As a result, I was thought to be a coward and a pushover. One day just before the start of English class, I was sitting at my desk and turned toward the person seated behind me. My hand was flat on my desk. One of the school bullies came in and stabbed me in the back of the hand with a pencil. I snapped and bolted upright, and my fist went from below my waist level to the jaw of my attack-

er. I hit him so hard that he was knocked over two rows of desks and was out cold on the floor. I actually thought I had killed him. The teacher rushed over to assist him and sent another student for the school nurse. When the nurse arrived, she determined he needed further treatment and helped him back to her office. The teacher then came over and whispered in my ear, “I was waiting for you to do that.” And then she told me that she would take care of everything. The bully had a broken jaw and had to have it wired shut until it healed. All this happened a few weeks before summer vacation, so he spent all summer long with a jaw wired shut. When I got home, my dad called me in for a talk. He said the teacher called him and told him what happened. She told him that I had obeyed his

wishes and refused to fight, but he had picked on me to an extent where I needed to start defending myself. Then my dad asked me if I learned any lessons from the incident. I told him that I was sorry that I injured another student and that up until that incident I hadn’t known my own strength. I also told him that while I was sorry that the incident happened, I was not sorry that I had defended myself. His only reply was that those were good lessons. And in the future, I should defend others and myself, but I shouldn’t use my strength to become a bully. From that moment on, I was never picked on again. In later years, I served my country in Vietnam and became a police officer. — Bob, San Francisco. Bob: Thanks for sharing your experience of being bullied. Even though you agree with my “bully philosophy,” I have

many readers who disagree with us. I have received many responses informing me that “violence” should never be settled with violence. I don’t agree with them, but they are entitled to their opinion and deserve to be heard. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.

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AS NOMINEE FOR TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP., which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of WARREN County, State of Mississippi in Book 1663, Page 693; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was transferred and assigned to OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC and recorded February 23, 2010 in Book 1506, Page 357 as Instrument No. 275877; and WHEREAS, OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC has heretofore substituted Kent D. McPhail as Trustee by instrument dated April 5, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1522, Page 220; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kent D. McPhail, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will of July 27, 2011 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Front door of the County Courthouse of WARREN County, located at VICKSBURG, MS, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in WARREN County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot 6, Block 4 of the resurvey of Blocks 2 and 7 of the resurvey of Meadowvale Subdivision, according to a map or plat thereof which is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Plat Book 116 at Page 225 thereof, reference to which is hereby made in aid of and as a part of this description. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. Kent D. McPhail SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Dumas & McPhail 126 Government Street Mobile, AL 36602 (251) 438-2333 Publish: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22 (4t) SEALED BIDS for furnishing City Park Softball field #1 Lighting Project will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, July 25, 2011. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in a Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, July 25, 2011 Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. A performance bond and a payment bond, each in the amount of 100 percent of the contract, issued by a Surety Company licensed to operate in the State of Mississippi will be required by the successful bidder. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 7/1, 7/8(2t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT KATHERINE ROSS PETITIONER VS. CHRISTOPHER ROSS RESPONDENT CAUSE NO.: G2007-96 0/3 SUMMONS THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: CHRISTOPHER ROSS Firetower Road Vicksburg, MS (LAST KNOWN ADDRESS) Who after diligent search and inquiry cannot be found. You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Katherine Ross, Petitioner, for the Petition for Contempt and Modification. You are summoned to appear and defend against the complaint or petition filed against you in this action at 1:30 O' clock P.M. on the 4th day of August 2011, in the courtroom of the Hinds County Courthouse at Jackson, Mississippi, and in case of your failure to appear and defend a judgment will be entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the complaint or petition. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 28 day of June 2011. (SEAL) EDDIE JEAN CARR, CHANCERY CLERK BY; /s/ G Mosley D.C CHANCERY CLERK OF HINDS COUNTY MISSISSIPPI Publish: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15(3t)

other pleading but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 28 day of June 2011. (SEAL) EDDIE JEAN CARR, CHANCERY CLERK BY; /s/ G Mosley D.C CHANCERY CLERK OF HINDS COUNTY MISSISSIPPI Publish: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15(3t)

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: ERNEST B. WILLIAMS, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF ERNEST B. WILLIAMS, DECEASED PROBATE NO. 2011-040-PR NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary on the Estate of Ernest B. Williams, Deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 18th day of May, 2011, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days from date of first publication of this notice. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this, the 14th day of June, 2011. MARTHA W. COCHRAN, ADMINISTRATRIX Publish: 6/17, 6/24, 7/1(3t)

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

06. Lost & Found

Effective March 25, 2011 The Horizon chipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s were discontinued. You may redeem Horizon Casino chipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s durning normal business hours at the Grand Station Casino cage through July 25, 2011 ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

LOOKING FOR A Federal or Postal Job? What looks like the ticket to a secure job might be a scam. For information call The Federal Trade Commission, toll free 1-877-FTC-HELP, or visit www.ftc.gov. A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

        

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BUSINESS IS BOOMING!!

FOUND! CHOCOLATE FEMALE LABRADOR MIX. Female with distinctive markings and collar in Mt. Alban Road area. Call 601-5299304.

KEY RING WITH keys and key fob for Nissan. Found east bound I-20 on Sunday. 601-618-5398, LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg post.com

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss a day of The Vicksburg Post! Our ePost now available! Call 601-636-4545 Circulation, for details!

07. Help Wanted â&#x20AC;&#x153;ACEâ&#x20AC;? Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124

HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

1-800-826-8104 AVON. NEED AN extra cash? Become an Avon Representative today. Call 601-454-8038.

07. Help Wanted

12. Schools & Instruction

14. Pets & Livestock

17. Wanted To Buy

EXPERIENCED MECHANIC NEEDED

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Allied Health. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-210-5162. www.Centura.us.com

SHIH TZU BABIES rare brindle (brown and gold) small size, shots and wormed, CPR registered. Male $200, female $250. email gone4doggie@yahoo.com. Delhi 318-282-0437, 318-680-2100.

HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

Apply in person only at: Sheffield Rentals 1255 Hwy 61 South Vicksburg. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE PART TIME BOOKKEEPER for local business. MUST HAVE GOOD WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF QUICKBOOKS and references. Salary DOE. Please send resume to: Dept. 3754 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182 PART TIME ON-SITE apartment manager needed for small local apartment complex. Must be honest, dependable, work well with public, must have good clerical skills, experience a plus. Serious inquiries only, fax resume to: 318-3521929. SECURITY GUARD NEEDED. Part time, fill in Call 601-638-0329.

Table Games Manager

FOUND!

(non-medical facility)

¡ Education on All Options ¡ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt www.vicksburgpregnancy.com

07. Help Wanted

The Vicksburg Post

APPLY AT: MDS is seeking Qualified Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? CDL Drivers

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

  

Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 â&#x20AC;˘ For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 â&#x20AC;˘ For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

TO BUY OR SELL

littlecreekpuppies.com CKC Tea cup and tiny toy Malti Poos and Yorkies. $300 and up. 318-237-5156.

AVON

CALL 601-636-7535

Requirements: â&#x20AC;˘ Minimum 2 years tractor/ trailer experience within the last 5 years â&#x20AC;˘ At least 23 years of age â&#x20AC;˘ Must have good driving/ work history

$10 START UP KIT

Call 800-8722855

AKC REGISTERED BOXER PUPPIES 8 weeks old $450. 1 year old fawn female for $300. Call Barry at 601-529-4185.

www.riverspirittulsa.com

in the Vicksburg area. Drivers Home Daily

â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive Wages â&#x20AC;˘ Good Medical Benefits Package

14. Pets & Livestock

07. Help Wanted

YORKSHIRE TERRIER PUPPIES CKC registered First round of shots 3 males/ 1 female $600 Please call 601-4153420

15. Auction LOOKING FOR A great value? Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post, 601-6364545, ask for Circulation. UPCOMING AUCTION AT www.msauctionservice. com

07. Help Wanted

RED NOSE PIT Bull puppies. 8 weeks old. Females, $100, Males $150. 601-6183113.

WANTED: ANYTHING OLD-Money,coins,war relics, books,photos,documents, etectera.601-618-2727. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message. WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

07. Help Wanted

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every Day of Life Countsâ&#x20AC;? We are a Dynamic skilled nursing facility seeking an energetic individual.

â&#x20AC;˘RNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;˘LPNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;˘CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Foster a Homeless Pet!

14. Pets & Livestock

1-800-826-8104

Covenant Health & Rehab of Vicksburg, LLC

www.pawsrescuepets.org

12. Schools & Instruction AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-455-4317.

SHIRANIAN PUPPIES. (Pom-Tzu) 9 weeks old. $150. Only 2 left. 601-2184994, 601-529-2141.

Covenant Health & Rehabilitation of Vicksburg, LLC 2850 Porters Chapel Road Vicksburg, MS 39180-1805 Phone: (601) 638-9211 Fax: (601) 636-4986

What are your dreams?â&#x20AC;? EOE

11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

RHODE ISLAND REDS. And White Leghorn hens. $5.00. Call 601-638-5629 for details.

NEEDED!! ACCOUNTS MANAGER

or Apply Online: www. mdsbulk.com

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

EOE M/F/D/V

ADMINISTRATOR

HERITAGE HOUSE NURSING CENTER 3103 WISCONSIN AVE. VICKSBURG, MS 39180

MAINTENANCE TECH Local company seeking a qualified individual for this entry level position. Responsible for assisting in the performing of preventative maintenance on IEC related equipment, repair and maintenance of steam systems, installation of conduit and wiring, electric heat tracing, instrument tubing, assist in troubleshooting and repairing of control valves, regulators, heat control panels, motor controls and transmitters. Needs to be able to complete work orders and properly document service repairs on all equipment. Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen, criminal background, and have a clean driving record. Must be able to obtain TWIC card. Proof of high school diploma or GED is required. Competitive salary and benefit package. Contact Shawn Scott at 601-661-0435. Visit us online at www.vicksburgpost.com

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EDITION & DEADLINE Monday, July 4th Legal Advertising Deadline Thursday, June 30 / 10:30 a.m.

Barnes Glass Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

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BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing â&#x20AC;˘ Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental â&#x20AC;˘ Mud Jacking

DEWEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LAWN MOWING SERVICES â&#x20AC;˘Lawn Maintenance â&#x20AC;˘Trimming/ Prunning â&#x20AC;˘Seasonal Cleanups â&#x20AC;˘Straw/ Mulch â&#x20AC;˘Rake leaves & remove

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If your floors are sagging or shaking, WE CAN HELP! We replace floor joists, seals STRAIGHT LINE & pillars. We also install BUILDERS termite shields. Courteousâ&#x20AC;˘Competentâ&#x20AC;˘Committed â&#x20AC;˘Water Restoration â&#x20AC;˘ Remodeling â&#x153;° Reasonable â&#x153;° Insured â&#x20AC;˘Sheetrock â&#x20AC;˘Windows â&#x20AC;˘Flooring â&#x20AC;˘General Construction â&#x20AC;˘Decks â&#x20AC;˘Roofing â&#x20AC;˘Doors â&#x20AC;˘Siding â&#x20AC;˘Fencing â&#x20AC;˘Landscaping â&#x20AC;˘Over 25 yrs. Exp. â&#x20AC;˘Insured â&#x20AC;˘Local References No Job Too Small!

Your Flood Specialist! Jeff Beal (Owner)

601â&#x20AC;˘642â&#x20AC;˘7142 jeffreydbeal@yahoo.com

601-543-7007

Simmons Lawn Service

Professional Services & Competitive Prices â&#x20AC;˘ Landscaping â&#x20AC;˘ Septic Systems â&#x20AC;˘ Irrigation: Install & Repair â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial & Residential Grass Cutting Licensed â&#x20AC;˘ Bonded â&#x20AC;˘ Insured 12 years experience Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

FLOOD RECOVERY

Display & Classified Advertising Deadline Thursday, June 30 / Noon Tuesday, July 5 All Display, Classified, Legal Advertising Deadline Thursday, June 30 / 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 6 All Display, Classified, Legal Advertising Deadline Friday, July 1 / 3 p.m. HAVE A SAFE INDEPENDENCE DAY

M&M HOUSE Dozer and Trackhoe Work Debris Hauling & MOVING & RAISING Demolition. Give us a call. â&#x20AC;˘34 years experience We will take care of â&#x20AC;˘Fully insured everything. Call Dave www.mmhousemovers.com 601-551-8503 865-803-8227

â&#x20AC;˘ Licensed â&#x20AC;˘ Insured â&#x20AC;˘ Residential â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial FUSON ELECTRIC, INC. 25 YRS. EXPERIENCE â&#x20AC;˘ Flood Inspections Matthew - 601-218-5561 Amos - 601-831-7605 FLOORING INSTALLATION â&#x20AC;˘Custom showers â&#x20AC;˘ Ceramic tile â&#x20AC;˘Porcelain tileâ&#x20AC;˘Wood flooring â&#x20AC;˘Laminate flooring â&#x20AC;˘Vinyl tile

Russell Sumrall 601-218-9809

1601-F North Frontage Road / Post Plaza / Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 P.O. Box 821668 / Vicksburg, Mississippi 39182-1668 601-636-4545 / Classified 601-636-SELL / Fax 601-634-0897 www.vicksburgpost.com

To advertise your business here for as little as $2.83 per day, call our Classified Department at 601-636-7355.

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Touching Hearts, LLC Private Duty Sitting and Homemaker Service Caregivers available WHEN and WHERE you need them. â&#x20AC;˘LPNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;˘CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;˘NURSE ASSISTANTS

601-429-5426

601-636-SELL (7355)

SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY â&#x20AC;˘ Business Cards â&#x20AC;˘ Letterhead â&#x20AC;˘ Envelopes â&#x20AC;˘ Invoices â&#x20AC;˘ Work Orders â&#x20AC;˘ Invitations (601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180

WE ACCEPT CASH , CHECKS AN MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS .

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


The Vicksburg Post

Friday, July 1, 2011

19. Garage & Yard Sales

24. Business Services

29. Unfurnished Apartments

GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602.

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

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

MULTI FAMILY RUMMAGE SALE/BAR-B-QUE Friday 5pm- 8pm. Saturday 6am- 11am. 1210 Openwood Street. Lady's clothes- some plus, music albums, miscellaneous.

Fill dirt, top soil, clay gravel, 610, sand, masonry sand, fuel sand. Replace old driveways & do new driveways. Forming and Finishing

STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

HOME REPAIR SERVICE. Licensed, bonded, local references, free estimates. 601-868-1133.

What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation. YARD SALE 1414 Baum Street. Saturday 1am- until. Lots of miscellaneous.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale ¼ HORSE POWER 3 phase 220/440 Volt TEFC industrial electric motor. 1725 RPM 48 frame, brand new. $35. 601-634-6121, leave message. FOOD VENDOR. Business ready, good condition. Remodeled, all appliances stay. $6500. 601-218-5709, 601218-5737. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department.

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

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

QUALITY USED HOTEL Furniture. Ideal for your rental properties, your home, apartment or your office. All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010, 601-529-9895.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 190 SHORT SHERMAN AVENUE. Saturday 7am-12 Noon. Complete 30 gallon aquarium with stand, kitchenware, sewing machine, clothes and accessories, books, puzzles, allseason decorations, furniture, pictures and much more. 211 FAIRWAYS DRIVE, Saturday, 7am-12 noon, 3 family sale, dining table/ 6 chairs, sewing machine, small secretary desk, kitchen ware, baby clothes, toys, holiday items, collectibles, books, DVD's, women's clothes (10-14), men's clothes (L/XL), lots of miscellaneous. 3 FAMILY GARAGE SALE. 1931 Washington Street (corner of Washington and Belmont) Saturday 7am- until. $5 brown bag special. Tables, TV's, clothes shelves, lots of miscellaneous. 302 GREGORY LANE, Saturday 6am-12pm. Clothes, toys, lamps, assorted pictures, jewelry, furniture, more. 3507 TIFFENTOWN ROAD. Saturday 7:30amuntil. Computer games, clothes, miscellaneous items. 611 RIGBY STREET, behind Love's Income Tax (Washington Street), Saturday, 7am-12 noon, clothing, chair, miscellaneous. Something for everyone! 8773 FISHER FERRY, Saturday, 6:30am-1pm, Tools, yard chairs, furniture. Games for Xbox 360, Nintendo 64, and PlayStation 2. Cookware, sheet music, chest-of-drawers, yard tools, dolley.

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

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

22. Musical Instruments

Fresh Seafood & Sack Oysters

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

SWIMMING POOL SAND filter and pump 110 or 220, 3 quarter horse power. $300. 601-529-3678, 318-282-8628.

Ask us how to “Post Size” your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355). BIG GARAGE SALE Friday 4:30 - 7:00 PM, 15 Indian Hills Road, furniture, linens, clothes, outdoor and indoor miscellaneous, too much to list. GARAGE SALE. UNDER tent at People's Drug Store. Saturday 6am- until. Adult clothes, children's clothes, shoes, baby items, furniture, two 19” TVs, dresser, glass tables, Lots of miscellaneous.

USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales 101 ABRAHAM DRIVE, Beechwood Estates, behind VoTech, Saturday 6am-12 noon, school uniforms (boys and girls), clothes (all sizes), furniture, bedding, household items. Cheap!

114 JENNIFER DRIVE, off Freetown Road, Friday, and Saturday, 7am- until, small generator, vacuum cleaner, items for every room in the house, all size clothing, sewing material, furniture, VCR tapes, books, toys, much more, 601-636-0779. RAIN OR SHINE.

118 Alfred Drive, Hillcrest Subdivision, 61 South, Saturday, 6am12pm. Name brand men/ women clothes, shoes, purses, household items, furniture, jewelry, more!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

HUGE GARAGE SALE. Lots of furniture, miscellaneous items, antiques. 422 Lake Forest Drive. Saturday 7am- 12 noon. HUGE SALE, 114 Freedom Lane off China Grove, right side, of Highway 27 and Gibson Road, Saturday, 7am-2pm, men's women's, boy's, girl's clothes, toys, uniforms, more!

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

228-348-2921

C & M FOUNDATION repair and house leveling. Replace worn or rotten sills and pillars. Stop shaking floors. Free estimates, 601964-8508, 601-689-7362.

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce Framing, additions, decks, plumbing, porches & painting. All types remodeling & repairs. Metal roofs & buildings. Mobile home repairs. Flood and storm damage. Dewayne Kennedy 601-529-7565

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

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

26. For Rent Or Lease

BETWEEN MCDONALD’S & WALMART

• Lake Surrounds Community

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

DOWNTOWN, BRICK, MARIE Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $520, water furnished. 601-636-7107, trip@msubulldogs.org

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

✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

1911 Mission 66 Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Suite E-Apprx. 1620 sq. ft. Office or Retail! Great Location!

Call 601-825-5675 or 601-624-7780.

318-322-4000

VAN GUARD APARTMENTS. 2 bedroom town house, $500. Washer/ dryer hookup. $100 deposit. Management, 601-631-0805.

30. Houses For Rent 3 BEDROOM 2 Bath. central heat/ air, Hicks Hill. $500 deposit, $600 monthly. 601-4158197.

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

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

321 BURNT HOUSE ROAD. 2 bedroom. Ceramic tile, porch, private yard. $750 monthly, $450 deposit. 601-638-5082. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. 1415 Washington Street, deposit required. 601-638-5943 or 662-8734236, 662-873-2878, leave message.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

SPECIAL!

601-415-8735

LIKE NEW DOUBLE wide mobile home. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, completely remodeled. $39,500 all credit accepted. 601-573-3994. LOOKING FOR A new start? 2000 Clayton 16x80, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $14,900 Cash or finance. 601-573-5029, Joe. MOBILE HOME DEFECT INSPECTIONS. Construction and installation defect inspections on new manufactured homes. Contact Harold Mouser, 601-6386587 or website

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

34. Houses For Sale 312 DOGWOOD LAKE 3 bedroom 3 bath, pool, $165,000. Call 601-7381601 for appointment.

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com

EAGLE LAKE 3 modular homes Lakefront Make Offer Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800 McMillin Real Estate www.Lakehouse.com

NEW 16X76. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, vinyl siding, shingle roof. Only $27,400. 601-619-1555, 803-3867. NEW SINGLE WIDE. 16X80 mobile home, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Only $27,400. Low payments! 601-573-3994. NICE DOUBLE! 1999 32x76 Oakwood, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. $35,000. Will finance! 601-573-5029, Joe.

HOUSE FOR SALE, NEW EVERYTHING! Shady Lane, great contemporary color scheme, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Priced in the $80's. Must be pre-approved. Call to view, 601-631-0056 or 601-415-5888.

REPOSSESSED TRIPLE WIDE. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, great condition. Call 601-421-8727, 662-4172354. REPOSSESSIONS, USED HOMES. Starting at $5500. Over 100 homes in stock. Call 601-421-8727, 803-972-3867. TIRED OF RENTING? Cash or finance, 1999 Champion 16x60, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. $14,000. Joe, 601-573-5029.

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com

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

Ask Us.

Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012 Broker, GRI

601-636-6490 UTICA MISSISSIPPI. 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 baths, Nice, quiet neighborhood. $65,000. Call for appointment. 601942-8714, 601-885-8394.

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

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

601.630.8209

Sybil Carraway...601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211

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JIM HOBSON

REALTOR®•BUILDER•APPRAISER

2150 South Frontage Road

601-636-0502

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

1-800-826-8104

40. Cars & Trucks 1983 FORD RANGER. Antique, runs good. $3000 or best offer. 601-218-5737, 601-218-5709. 1994 CHEVROLET ASTRO Customized Van. Looks and runs like new! Only $3500. Call 601-2189654 days, 601-636-0658 nights. Dealer.

Carla Watson...............601-415-4179

Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

34. Houses For Sale

36. Farms & Acreage

RICEREALTYGROUPINC.COM

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Member FDIC

2004 32x64. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, vinyl siding, shingle roof, central air. Delivery, set-up and tie down included. $42,900. Call 662-4172354, 662-417-1209.

D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped

EAGLE LAKE CONDO AVAILABLE

•Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big James” 601-218-7782

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

601-638-2231

D & D TREE CUTTING

IOWA BOULEVARD

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

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

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

PURCHASE ANY PURSE FOR $25 & GET $5 MERCHANDISE FREE! OR 1 PAIR SUNGLASSES OR 1 WALLET

CUSTOM CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BDRM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS. SAFE!! SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916.

24. Business Services

$1 JEWELRY GALORE BLOW OUT SALE!

S HAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S SUPERIOR QUALITY,

FRED CLARK 601-638-9233 • 601-218-9233

BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent

4TH OF JULY weekend car wash special. $10 car wash (vehicle size varies) and free hotdogs! Patty's Detail & more. 1931 Washington Street (corner of Washington and Belmont).

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

DIRT WHERE NEEDED

BEGINNERS TRUMPET. SCHOOL approved, purchased from Mississippi Music. $275. 601-638-4146.

C heapest Prices in Town! Town!

Live Crawfish $1.75/lb

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Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

2005 MAXIMA, BLACK, 4 door, loaded, sunroof, beautiful car!! $9,500. Includes Warranty. Call 601-218-4813, 601-636-2458.

GUARANTEED FINANCING!!! SSI/ Disability Welcome All Credit Accepted!

Minimum income $1,000

Gary’s Cars For Less 601-883-9995 For pre-approval:www.garyscfl.com

HOT BUYS!! 2001 Dodge Durango

$1,100 Down

1997 Ford Explorer $900 Down

Don’t Miss Out Gary’s Cars- Hwy 61S

601-883-9995 For pre-approval:www.garyscfl.com

AUTO WORLD Cars priced at $800 and down! Plenty to choose from! 601-218-2893. HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800-826-8104.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

MAGNOLIA MANOR APARTMENTS Elderly & Disabled 3515 Manor Drive Vicksburg, Ms. 601-636-3625 Equal Housing Opportunity

COME CHECK US OUT TODAY OME UT TYODAY YCOU ’LLCWHECK ANT TUOSMOAKE OUR YOU’LL WANT TO MAKE YOUR HHOME HERE ERE OME H

Great Staff Great Location, Location, Hard-Working Hard-Working Staff

www.the-vicksburg.com

Classifieds Really Work!

Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.

and

VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORITE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com

Bradford Ridge Apartments Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety. 601-638-1102 • 601-415-3333

601-638-7831• •201 201Berryman Berryman Rd 601-638-7831 Rd.

FINANCE APPROVAL!! FINANCE APPROVAL!! FINANCE APPROVAL!!

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S ALES/ R ENTALS Get a Late Model Car With a Low Down Payment IF B.K. W WH E D O REPO WE AT Y N’T H CA OU DIVORCE N G WA AVE N LOST JOB ET IT! T, ! MEDICAL YOU ARE STILL OK!!! NO CREDIT APP REFUSED!!! 24 Month Warranties Available

601-636-3147 2970 Hwy 61 North • Vicksburg Monday - Saturday 8am-7pm www.okcarsandtrucks.webs.com


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