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TODAY IN HISTORY 1809: French troops arrest Pope Pius VII, who had excommunicated Emperor Napoleon I; the pope is confined for about five years. 1885: French scientist Louis Pasteur tests an anti-rabies vaccine on 9-yearold Joseph Meister, who had been bitten Louis by an inPasteur fected dog; the boy did not develop rabies. 1945: President Harry S. Truman signs an executive order establishing the Medal of Freedom. 1971: Jazz trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong dies in New York at age 69. 2001: Former FBI agent Robert Hanssen pleads guilty to 15 criminal counts and agrees to give a full accounting of his spying activities for Moscow.

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Tuesday’s intermittent rainfall made the temperature just right — between showers — for being outside and seeing the previously parched landscape get a drink of life. Above, Theresa Barnes of Baton Rouge and her nephew Johnathan Barnes, 10, the son of John Henry and Linda Morgan, cross a bridge over the rain-swollen Stouts Bayou. Below, the two, along with niece Cabria Barnes, the daughter of Kevin Barnes and Kimberly Carson, try to balance as they play follow the leader at a park on Valley Street. At right, Cabria shows off the tiny toad she found in wet grass. The National Weather Service forecasts scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the week with highs in the low to mid-90s.

The City of Vicksburg has received a $16,193 check from the State Auditor’s Office to cover part of the city funds embezzled by former city employee Barry Graham, Mayor Paul Winfield said Monday. Winfield announced receiving the check about an hour after a meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Graham, 57, the former TV23 director, pleaded guilty in Warren County Circuit Court on July 30, Barry 2010, to a felony embezGraham zlement charge involving about $25,000 to $30,000 in city funds used to buy electronics for his personal use. Circuit Judge M. James Chaney placed Graham on five years’ probation, fined him $1,500 and ordered him to repay the city $21,715 and $4,455 in interest for city See Payback, Page A9.

County ups refund on Ameristar taxes By Danny Barrett Jr. Warren County will refund Ameristar Casino $822.31 more than the amount on which the two parties settled in 2010 after a yearlong court fight over the casino’s property value for 2009 tax purposes. Supervisors agreed to pay the casino $197,691.34 by July 20 to make up for an error found in the original calculation of the gaming venue’s tax bill for personal property, which refers to non-structural items now built onto land, such as inventories kept by a business. The amount resulted from a cut of nearly $11 million on values assigned to the casino’s 21 properties in Vicksburg, resulting in a $3.3 million tax bill on the real property. It essentially split the difference between Ameristar’s tax liability before its renovation completed in 2008 and what the Tax Assessor’s Office originally calculated. Supervisors missed a Feb. 15 deadline See County, Page A9.

In the end, Casey Anthony could be out by weekend By The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Jurors aren’t talking. Prosecutors are stunned that they lost. Defense attorneys are lashing out at the media. And Casey Anthony could be free by the weekend. A case that involved years of forensic investigation, weeks of often highly technical testimony and untold hours of media analysis turned out to be a quick decision for the jurors weighing whether Anthony killed her toddler daughter. Early in their second day of deliberations, the 12 men and women concluded Tuesday the


25-year-old lied to investigators but wasn’t guilty in her child’s death. Now Anthony waits to learn if she could spend her first night out of jail in almost three years since she was first accused in the case. She was only convicted of four misdemeanor counts of lying to investigators, and it’s possible that Judge Belvin Perry could sentence her Thursday to time already served for those crimes. The four counts of lying to sheriff’s deputies each carry a maximum sentence of one year. Anthony has been in jail The associated press

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Casey Anthony is overcome with emotion following her acquittal Tuesday.




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GREENWOOD, Miss. — The Viking Range Corporation will pay a $450,000 civil penalty for failing to report defects in its refrigerators. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the agreement Tuesday. The CPSC had said Greenwood-based Viking was aware for years of a defect involving its refrigerator door hinge support mechanisms that resulted in incidents and injuries to consumers but failed to report immediately to CPSC as required by federal law. Viking reported the safety defect in April 2009 and recalled more than 45,000 refrigerators in June 2009. The CPSC said Viking was aware of at least 10 reports of injuries involving refrigerator hinge failures going back over several years. Viking sold the refrigerators through appliance and specialty retailers from July 1999 through April 2006. Viking did not admit to any wrongdoing.

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Vicksburg Police Patrolman Ryan Williamson, left, investigates after an 18-wheeler turned over at U.S. 61 North and North Washington Street Tuesday afternoon. Jeff Stirgus Jr., 55, 2017 Ptolemy St., New Orleans, right, was northbound on North Washington Street

County woman held for check forgery An Eagle Lake woman was in the Warren County Jail this morning after being arrested for forgery, jail records showed. Rees Tyler, 25, 225 Sea Island Drive, surrendered to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. for forging checks totaling more than $500 in May, Deputy Todd Dykes said.

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from staff reports Tyler was being held without bond.

Laptop, shoes missing from car An auto burglary was

reported this morning at 3:25 in the 2700 block of Alcorn Drive, Vicksburg police Sgt. Troy Kimble said. Missing from the unlocked 1996 Ford Mustang were two pairs of shoes valued at $50 and $90, a jacket valued at $50 and a laptop computer valued at $350, Kimble said.

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turning southbound on U.S. 61 North at 2 p.m. when the 49,000-pound load of lumber shifted in the back of his truck and caused it to flip, Williamson said. Stirgus was not injured and traffic was not stopped by the accident.

Flood Trauma Support Group — 6 tonight; Robin Smith, FEMA public information officer, speaker; Quality Inn, 3332 Clay St.; 601-6307724. Senior Center — Thursday: 10 a.m., exercises; 12:30 p.m. LaBarre bridge; 1, card games; 5:45, chess and bridge. Public Library — 10:30 Thursday; school-age West Nile virus program by Mississippi Department of Health; 700 Veto St. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-anon — 7:30 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Vicksburg Theatre Guild Auditions — “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do,” 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; September production; 601-636-0471. “Gold in the Hills” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: tickets: $10 adults, $5 Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Old Habits; donations appreciated. Vicksburg Farmers’ Market

— 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8-11 a.m. Saturdays; Jackson and Washington streets. WC Master Gardeners — 8-11 a.m. Saturday; learn to create a bonsai tree; Jackson and Washington streets.

BENEFITS Fun Day — 4-9 p.m. Friday; food, games, music and more; 25 tickets $5; sponsored by Revert Community Coalition Center; proceeds to benefit services in the community; City Park Pavilion.

CHURCHES Locust Grove M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Dellie Robinson, evangelist; the Rev. Robert L. Miller, pastor; 472 Stenson Road. New Mount Elem M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Terry Moore, evangelist; Dr. Leonard Walker, pastor; 3014 Wisconsin Ave. Triumphant Baptist — Midyear business conference, 10 a.m. Saturday; 124 Pittman Road.

CLUBS Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; Toney’s Restaurant; Jeff Hensley, 601-634-4596. Army/Navy Club — 7 p.m. Thursday; steak dinner meeting; clubhouse. John C. Pemberton Camp 1354 Sons of the Confederate Veterans — 7 p.m. Thursday; Southern Heritage Complex. Rosa A. Temple High School Class of 1971 — 9 p.m. until

Thursday, class of 1970 and 1972 also invited; 9 p.m. until Friday, 1971 members class night; 7 p.m. Saturday, banquet; Battlefield Inn; Sunday: 10:30 a.m., memorial service at New Mount Zion Baptist Church; the Rev. Alfred Lassiter Jr., speaker; 516 Feld St.; 2 p.m., picnic; Kings Empowerment Center; Gloria Harris, 601-415-0881. Woodmen of the World — Monthly meeting, 6 p.m. Friday, Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Goodrum Road; Woodmen Barbecue, call for details and location; 601-638-2495.

BENEFITS Letitia Street Reunion — 10 a.m. until Saturday; selling hot dogs, nachos and other snacks; County Market, 2101 Clay St.

OXFORD, Miss. — The Oxford Board of Aldermen has agreed to buy video surveillance cameras. Police Chief Mike Martin said the 10 cameras would be placed around the downtown area. Martin told aldermen Tuesday that the cameras that would provide real-time surveillance of the Square, with special focus on areas near bars where trouble is usually concentrated. The system, from ADGIX in Madison, will cost about $37,000 and can be expanded as needed.

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Highway Patrol said it made 214 DUI arrests over the holiday weekend, an increase over last year while the number of traffic fatalities went down. The DUI arrests were made between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday, according to information provided by the Highway Patrol. The numbers do not represent every accident and arrest in Mississippi, just those investigated by state troopers. This year, the agency said it investigated 130 collisions. One person died and 44 were injured. Authorities said alcohol was a factor in four of the accidents. Troopers also made 15 felony arrests. They wrote 81 child restraint citations and 212 tickets for seatbelt violations. Eleven people were arrested for drugs and 13 were charged with public intoxication. The number of overall citations was down over last year, but the number of DUIs increased to 214 from 168, said Cpl. Todd Miller. State troopers worked one fatality this year, down from three a year ago.

NEWTON, Miss. — A Philadelphia man is the first veteran to be buried on the grounds of the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Newton County. Services were Tuesday for Henry L. Trest, who died Jan. 7 after a long battle with bone cancer. Trest was a decorated soldier in the U.S. Army who served during the Korean War. He also served as the Mississippi State Commander of the American Legion. He was the adjutant for Philadelphia American Legion Post 138.

Websites to remove BP deposition video A judge has ordered that video clips of a deposition former BP chief Tony Hayward gave last month in ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill litigation be removed from the sites of News Corp., online newspaper The Daily and Google Inc.’s YouTube. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan’s order, dated Tuesday, said the clips were posted on and and that release of the video might violate a previous court order. The Associated Press published a story Friday detailing what Hayward said in the deposition he gave to lawyers for the Justice Department, the plaintiffs

• Justin Darrell Brown, 25, 65 Short Jack Drive, Apt. A, was fined $753. No convictions were reported in Warren County Justice Court.

correction A Sunday Letter to the Editor from Doug Whittington should have read the City of Vicksburg changed auditors from May and Co. after the issuance of the Fiscal Year 2006 report. An editing

Oxford approves surveillance cameras

Korean War vet first in new cemetery

from court reports

One conviction of driving under the influence, first offense, was reported in Warren County for the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court:

suing BP and states harmed by last year’s oil spill off Louisiana. The story was based on transcripts of the deposition. Shushan’s order does not address publication of text from the deposition.

214 DUI arrests made over holiday weekend

dui convictions One found guilty

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Hammond seeks airport control tower HAMMOND, La. — The Hammond City Council has agreed to move forward on early stages of a proposal to build and operate an air traffic control tower at Northshore Regional Airport. The council unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday allowing Mayor Mayson Foster to proceed with a $94,000 contract with Alliance Inc. for design and site selection of the tower. Alliance Inc., a Shreveportbased airport advisory company, has served as consultant to Northshore Regional Airport for several years.

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Lieutenant governor hopefuls court GOP voters By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press INDIANOLA — The streets of Indianola were still glistening from a rare rainfall in this bone-dry summer, and 11 neatly dressed Republicans stood in a side room of the Sunflower County Library waiting for lieutenant governor candidate Tate Reeves. He had a full schedule and arrived about 25 minutes late for a one-hour meet-and-greet event. Reeves offered quick apologies and joked about how bringing rain to the Delta should be worth a few votes. He encouraged everybody to pull chairs into a circle. “Far too many people in Washington, D.C., are focused on right and left and not enough people are focused on right and wrong,” Reeves said. “And that’s why I’m running for lieutenant governor.” Several in the small audience nodded. It was at least the second time that day for Reeves to use the line. He also said it during a luncheon with a dozen bankers, lawyers and business people in Greenville. Neither time did it appear to fluster anybody that Reeves was criticizing the federal government as justification for why he’s seeking a state government position — and, in fact, the anti-Washington rhetoric could resonate among conservative voters leery of President Barack Obama’s administration. The lieutenant governorship is one of the most powerful positions in Mississippi politics, and the job is open this year because Republican Phil Bryant, who’s held the job one term, is now campaigning for the open job of governor. With no Democrat running and only a token presence by the Reform Party, the lieutenant governor’s race will be decided, for all practical purposes, by the two-

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State Treasurer Tate Reeves, left, campaigns in a Greenville restaurant, and Sen. Billy Hewes greets former NBA pro basketball player George Wilson during a sweep through Meridian. man Republican primary on Aug. 2. Reeves, the 37-year-old two-term state treasurer from Rankin County, faces fiveterm state Sen. Billy Hewes, a 49-year-old insurance and real estate executive from Gulfport. Having served nearly eight years in statewide office, Reeves entered the contest with more name recognition and has raised more campaign cash than Hewes. Still, Hewes is campaigning steadily, and the race has turned testy in the past few weeks as he and Reeves have exchanged barbs about the role each plays in the state’s bond debt. As a senator for nearly 20 years, Hewes has voted on billions of dollars of bond projects. And as one of three members of the Bond Commission, Reeves has

signed off on billions in debt. Hewes is trying to build on a network of friendships and political connections developed at the state Capitol, including the past four as Senate president pro tempore. His colleagues in the 52-member chamber elected Hewes to the post, making him second in command behind the lieutenant governor. “I’ve spent the past 20 years learning the job and getting to know the legislative process,” Hewes said during a campaign stop in Meridian. “It comes down to a pretty simple question: If you’re hiring somebody to run a top spot in your organization, which is what Mississippi is about to do, do you want somebody with experience, or do you want somebody with none?” Reeves said his own experi-

2 judge misconduct cases before Mississippi court By Jack Elliott Jr. The Associated Press JACKSON — Six times this year, the Mississippi Supreme Court has sanctioned judges accused of misconduct. Two more cases are set for this term. The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance filed complaints against Circuit Judge Albert B. Smith III of Cleveland and Lamar County


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Justice Court Judge Carol Ann Bustin. The Supreme Court has the final say on such matters. The commission has recommended a public reprimand and a $1,000 fine for Smith, one of three judges in the 11th Circuit District comprise of Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman and Tunica counties. The commission alleged Smith abused his contempt powers and exhibited a con-

frontational and discourteous courtroom demeanor. For Bustin, the commission recommended a public reprimand and $500 fine. The commission alleged Bustin issued an arrest warrant for a man based on an affidavit signed by the man’s ex-wife. The commission said Bustin had an attorney-client relationship with the ex-wife, representing her in a separate child custody matter.

ence as treasurer has prepared him to be presiding officer of the Senate. Bryant moved into the job after a decade as auditor, but he had previous legislative experience as a member of the state House. The lieutenant governor’s race could be decided in handful of strongly Republican areas — DeSoto County in the northwest; Lee County in the northeast; the metro Jackson suburbs of Rankin and Madison counties; coastal Harrison, Jackson and Hancock counties; and what Reeves calls the Interstate 59 corridor of Pearl River, Forrest, Jones and Lauderdale counties. On a recent Friday evening, Hewes shook hands with people who were in downtown Meridian for the opening ceremony of the State Games of Mississippi, amateur contests

for everything from judo to stick ball to soccer. With rock music blaring over loudspeakers, Hewes chatted with Scott Gray, a Meridian insurance agent whose family has been involved with the State Games for years. Later, Gray said he has known Hewes for a year and a half and supports him because he believes Hewes will hold the line on state spending. “I think legislative experience is definitely going to work for him,” Gray said. “He has the relationships, he’s been there, he’s been on the floor, he’s worked with these people for all these years.” Two different Reform Party groups say they intend to field a candidate for lieutenant governor. It’s unclear which of the Reform candidates will appear on the Nov. 8 general ballot.

House arrest ends; Edwards plans public events BATON ROUGE (AP) — Edwin Edwards has ended his home detention and soon will be attending public events, nearly nine years after heading to prison for a corruption conviction. In a Facebook posting this morning, Edwards’ fianceé, Trina Grimes Scott, said the four-term former governor has signed fo r m s o ff i cially ending his six-month home detention and allowing him to begin a series of planned Edwin public appearEdwards ances around Louisiana. The charismatic and popular politician is embarking on a book tour in about a week. He’s in talks for a reality TV show. He’s making plans for a third wedding. And he’s having an 84th birthday party in the French Quarter on July 30. His return to freedom, however, was understated — not marked with the flash and cunning commentary for which the former governor has long been known. The paperwork was signed in private and Edwards made no immediate public statement about the milestone. Edwards served eight years in prison for a bribery and extortion scheme to rig riverboat casino licenses. He began home incarceration in January. He’ll be on probation for three years. The populist Democrat dominated Louisiana politics for decades, but he can only reenter the political scene as an adviser, a commentator or as a supporter of another candidate. Because of his conviction, Edwards can’t make a bid for elected office until 15 years after his sentence completion unless he is pardoned.


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JACK VIX SAYS: Justice and the judicial system are interesting.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Russell Graham, J.M. Cameron and J.M.A. Stone are candidates for county treasurer. • Two employees of the OuletteCurphey mill are shot. This grows out of labor trouble.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Judge Frederic Speed is a candidate for the position of postmaster. • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Homburger go to New Orleans.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 F.P. Cashman leaves for Detroit to attend the National Editorial Association convention and will tour Canada. • Phoebe Hamilton of Port Gibson is a guest of Mrs. Charles Thames.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Europe is gay and will soon be prosperous, says Henry Bauer, home from a trip abroad. • Ava Compton is in New Orleans on a visit.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Adm. T.P. Magruder delivers an address over WQBC. • John A. Canfield, well-known resident, dies.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Howard Covington of the YMCA undergoes an appendectomy at the Vicksburg Hospital. • Mrs. Francis Leyens and two children are visiting relatives in Joplin, Mo.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 The Warren County Bar Association plans its annual meeting at Long Lake.


Video games

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Elizabeth Anderson is visiting with relatives in St. Louis and Colorado. • Mrs. Ella Franks dies. • Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Ross announce the birth of a daughter, Robbie Lois, on July 6. • Funeral services are held for Robert Booth.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

Court pulls plug on age rules The Brothers Grimm aren’t exactly known for their expertise in constitutional law, nor is the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale taught in law school as an important First Amendment precedent. But that could change with last week’s Supreme Court decision that struck down California’s law banning the sale to minors of violent video games. Writing for an ideologically diverse majority, Justice Antonin Scalia alluded to the violent imagery of children’s fairy tales to explain why the First Amendment also protects violent video games. The 7-2 decision, the court’s first major precedent on the constitutional protections of video games, reinforces the First Amendment’s broad protection of unpopular and violent speech and guarantees that new technologies will be afforded equal protection. Although we don’t necessarily endorse violent games like “Grand Theft Auto IV,” “Mortal Kombat” or “Postal 2,” we are nevertheless pleased with the court’s ruling. In a free society, parents should decide what’s appropriate for their children and make decisions about the video games allowed in their home, not “nanny state” legislators peddling flawed scientific studies.

For nearly three decades, the game industry has faced accusations that their products are different — more interactive, more persuasive and, therefore, less deserving of First Amendment protection. These efforts to scapegoat the game industry for contemporary social problems came to a head in 2005, when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a restriction into law that scholars thought was the best hope for passing constitutional muster. With the help of constitutional experts, California cleverly modeled its law on the obscenity standard, a precedent routinely upheld by the courts. The narrowly tailored law, which fined retailers up to $1,000 for selling a banned game to a minor, only applied to games that were “patently offensive” and lacking “serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.” The court saw through this obscenity ruse and “rejected a State’s attempt to shoehorn speech about violence into obscenity.” Relying on last year’s Stevens precedent, which protected animal cruelty films, the court rebuked California lawmakers for their “unprecedented and mistaken” attempt “to create a wholly new category of content-based regulation that is permissible only for

Funeral services are held for John Slaughter. • Jason Robards stars in “Fools” at Showtown USA. • Mr. and Mrs. B. Ainsworth announce the birth of a son, William, on June 28.

speech directed at children.” We hope “nanny state” politicians will heed the court’s warning because taxpayers pay the legal bills for these absurd and unconstitutional laws. To date, state and local governments have repaid the software industry more than $2.1 million in legal fees. Finally, this case demonstrates why ongoing social problems are best addressed by voluntary measures, not government mandates. A 2009 Federal Trade Commission study found that 87 percent of underage teens were prevented from purchasing M-rated games. Since California’s law passed in 2005, you’d think the FTC’s study would support the efficacy of the law. Except, California’s law never took effect. Independent organizations like the Entertainment Merchants Association have helped retailers voluntarily comply with the Entertainment Software Rating Board, the industry’s independent content guidelines. Without government regulations, video game retailers have been more effective in preventing minors’ access to mature content than their counterparts in the music, movie and DVD industries.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Mrs. Emma C. Oliver dies in a house fire at her residence on Bowmar Avenue. • A frog jumping contest and a turtle race are held at the Public Library, Children’s Department. • Larry Derby of Vicksburg attends Ole Miss Boys Basketball School.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Miss Houston Jennifer Taylor and Miss Metro Jackson Renee Busbee are the winners in the final night of preliminary competition during the Miss Mississippi pageant. • The village of Delta, La., purchases a 1975 fire engine to replace the 1946 model the community acquired in 1987. • Margaretta G. McRae dies. • Addie Beyers and Joan Garrard, two Vicksburg Warren School District bus drivers, place in the Top 10 at the State Bus Road-E-O Competition.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Rasheedah King celebrates her eighth birthday. • Children’s House Montessori hosts a quilting class for ages 10 and older. • A 20th anniversary celebration is held for Warren County’s Mississippi Welcome Center.

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Gay marriage is no longer a political wedge issue WASHINGTON — It might as well have been a lifetime ago, but it’s been less than 10 years since conservative activists mounted a crusade against gay marriage, using it as a wedge to propel tradition-minded voters to the polls. It was a cynical ploy by Republican strategists looking for a way to ensure a winning margin for George W. Bush, who needed the activism of conservative Christians. Right-wing preachers, such as Atlanta’s now-disgraced Eddie Long, held protest marches to condemn homosexuality as an “abomination.” (Long has since been exposed as a hypocrite who likely exploited young men for sex.) Long and other gay-bashers declared that gay unions would lead to the death of traditional marriage, the utter collapse of moral values, the end of the republic. In that highly charged climate, voters in several states added prohibitions against gay marriage to their state constitutions. The same year, 2004, the U.S. Senate debated, and rejected, a similar amendment to the nation’s founding document. That was then. Even though most



No one who has lost a job or a house to foreclosure worries much about whether the gay couple down the street can get married.

of the GOP presidential candidates are sticking with the party’s traditional stance against same-sex unions, it’s unlikely that the issue will move many voters next year. It’s surprising — pleasantly so — just how quickly things have changed. Last year, most polls showed Americans were still not ready to endorse same-sex marriage. But recent polls show a newfound majority in support of gay unions, with most movement among Democrats and independents. With last month’s vote in the New York state legislature, six states and the District of Columbia allow such marriages. Perhaps Americans just needed

the Great Recession to remind them that the siren call of wedge issues is a distraction from the important work of governments: protecting the home front, guaranteeing justice, providing equal opportunity, feeding and nurturing broad economic growth. No one who has lost a job or a house to foreclosure worries much about whether the gay couple down the street can get married. Economists now tell us that the “oughts,” the period roughly coinciding with Bush’s presidency, were a lost decade, a period of zero net jobs growth. Despite huge tax cuts that went largely to the wealthy, the economy sputtered, barely reg-

istering a pulse. The long, slow decline of the nation’s middle class suddenly gained speed. Had we not wasted so much precious time and expended so much political capital on narrow-minded gay-bashing, might we have found a way to generate some well-paying jobs? Might we have built some bridges and train tracks and sent more promising students to college? Might we have been preparing for a global economy that demands different skills? Maybe it took stunning economic setbacks for us to realize that gays and lesbians are not an exotic breed trying to foist an outrageous “lifestyle” on prim and proper heteros. They are our friends and church members, nephews and nieces, trying to claim the same rights that accrue to all Americans. Gay and lesbian couples struggle to keep their jobs, pay their mortgages, save for their retirements. They worry about what the future will look like for their children. How exotic is that? Though President Barack Obama has boosted gay rights significantly while in office, he has refused to

endorse the concept of same-sex marriage — a posture that has infuriated some gay activists. Surely the president, a constitutional lawyer, knows that marriage is both a religious rite and a civil one. The state has no business denying any citizens a courthouse marriage because of their sexual orientation. (It’s also true that some churches, such as mine, welcome gay marriage. If the government bans marriage out of religious considerations, it favors some religions over others.) So if Obama is dancing on that thin strand for political reasons, he ought to stop. Fully support gay marriage, Mr. President. The naysayers are never going to vote for you, anyway. The rest of us care more about paying the mortgage than we do about somebody else’s marriage. •

Cynthia Tucker writes for The Atlanta JournalConstitution. E-mail reaches her at cynthia@

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Massive dust storm sweeps through Phoenix PHOENIX (AP) — A massive dust storm descended on the Phoenix area, drastically reducing visibility and delaying flights as strong winds downed trees and left thousands of residents without power. The dust cloud that moved across the Phoenix valley Tuesday night had formed in an afternoon storm in the Tucson area, and then rolled north across the desert before sweeping over the city like an enormous wave, said National Weather Service meteorologist Paul Iniguez. Radar data showed the storm’s towering dust wall had reached as high as 8,000 to 10,000 feet, or nearly 2 miles, he said. “This was pretty significant,� Iniguez told The Associated Press. “We heard from a lot of people who lived here for a number of storms and this was the worst they’d seen.� By the time the dust cloud neared the metropolitan area, it had started to dissolve but it still towered over the city with a wall of at least 5,000 feet, according to the weather service. The storm appeared to be roughly wide in some spots. It briefly covered the city’s downtown at around nightfall. The storm was part of the

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A giant dust storm covers Phoenix Tuesday. Arizona monsoon season, which typically starts in mid-June and lasts through September. The National Weather Service said strong winds with

gusts of up to more than 60 mph in some places rapidly moved the dust cloud northwest through Phoenix and the surrounding cities of Avondale, Tempe and Scottsdale.

More than a dozen communities in the area also were placed under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. Some 8,000 Salt River Project utility customers were left

without power. The Federal Aviation Administration said on its website that because of low visibility in the area, no Phoenix-bound flights were allowed to leave

Las Vegas or Los Angeles airports until 9 p.m., and flights at the airport were delayed for about an hour.

Documents: Yellowstone oil spill response took longer than Exxon Mobil first said LAUREL, Mont. (AP) — Federal documents show it took Exxon Mobil nearly twice as long as it publicly disclosed to fully seal a pipeline that spilled roughly 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River. Details about the company’s response to the Montana pipeline burst emerged late Tuesday as the Department of Transportation ordered the company bury the duct deeper beneath the riverbed, where it is buried 5 to 8 feet underground to deliver 40,000 barrels of oil a day to a refinery in Billings. The federal agency’s records indicate the pipeline was not fully shut down for 56 minutes after the break occurred Friday near Laurel. That’s longer than the 30 minutes that company officials claimed Tuesday in a briefing with federal officials and Gov. Brian


A Laurel, Mont., resident shows oil from the Exxon Mobil spill. Schweitzer. An Exxon Mobil spokesman said the longer time span was based on information provided to the agency by the company and the discrepancy might have come about because Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. President Gary Pruessing was speaking without any notes in front of him when he addressed Schweitzer. “Clearly our communication with the regulator (DOT) is

the one that we’ve got precision on,� spokesman Alan Jeffers said. It was not the first time the company offered clarification of its response and assessment of the spill. A day earlier, the company acknowledged under political pressure that the leak’s impact could extend far beyond a 10-mile stretch of the river it initially said was the most affected area. The company had earlier downplayed government officials’ assertions that damage was spread over dozens of miles. The governor toured the area Tuesday as the waterway rose above flood stage and stoked fears that surging currents could push crude into undamaged areas and back channels vital to the river’s prized fishery. Conditions have hampered efforts to find the cause of the break.







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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Lagarde takes helm of IMF amid challenges WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Lagarde can count on at least one thing today during her first news conference as chief of the International Monetary Fund: few softball questions. The former French finance minister is under pressure on many fronts. Lagarde must convince the developing world that her IMF will be a more open place for non-Western nations. At the same time, she’ll have to persuade her fellow Europeans to take painful steps to avoid a d e f a u l t by Greece. Lagarde is taking over Dominique after a scan- Strauss-Kahn dal, so she will have to restore confidence in the institution. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, her predecessor, resigned in May to fight charges that he sexually assaulted a New York City hotel housekeeper. If all that weren’t enough, Lagarde is the first woman to lead the global lending giant. “The IMF top job has never been in the spotlight like it is now,” said Kevin Gallagher, a professor of international relations at Boston University.

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New IMF managing director Christine Lagarde talks with acting managing director John Lipsky after arriving at the IMF headquarters in Washington Tuesday. Economists and former IMF officials say Lagarde would do well to make a few points clear when she answers questions today: • Take a tougher line with Europe. She should show a willingness to push her former

European colleagues to accept that a default and restructuring of Greece’s debt might be necessary. European governments fear such an approach would harm European banks, which have lent billions to Greece’s government.

The European Union and IMF provided Greece with a $159 billion billion bailout package last year — a third of that came from the IMF. Greece has received more assistance from the IMF, relative to its size, than any coun-

Hotel maid at center of sex assault case files libel suit NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City hotel maid at the center of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sex assault case has filed a libel lawsuit against the New York Post after it called her a prostitute. The woman’s lawyer, Ken-

neth Thompson, filed the claim Tuesday in Bronx state Supreme Court. A series of Post articles over the weekend said the 32-yearold was a “prostitute,” and “hooker” and that she “traded sex for money.”

Taxis across Greece strike over increased competition ATHENS, Greece (AP) — new law will cause expensive Taxis across Greece went on licenses purchased to buy strike for 24 hours today to into the profession to become protest the opening of their worthless if new people enterprofession to more competi- ing the profession can get tion, part of reforms the gov- them for free. Opening up ernment has tightly regpledged to The government passed ulated prokeep accessing the bail- legislation earlier this year fessions was of a raft out that is opening up so-called closed part of reforms, saving it from professions that benefited spending default. cuts and tax Dozens of from tightly controlled h i ke s t h e taxi drivers held a noisy licensing practices or fixed government began pushdrive-by proprofit margins. Those ing through test outside affected include taxi and last year as Parliament, of conblaring their truck drivers, pharmacists, part ditions to horns as they lawyers and notaries. receive funds passed the from a (euro) building in 110 billion a convoy in central Athens before head- package of bailout funds from ing to the transport ministry, other eurozone countries and where about 400 held a pro- the International Monetary Fund. test rally. But the country has strugThe government passed legislation earlier this year open- gled to meet its targets and ing up so-called closed pro- implement the reforms. The fessions that benefited from government passed an additightly controlled licens- tional austerity plan through ing practices or fixed profit parliament last week with yet margins. Those affected more cuts and tax increases. Th e g ove r n m e n t h a s include taxi and truck drivers, pharmacists, lawyers and also conceded it will need more money to make bond notaries. Workers complain that the repayments.

The lawsuit says that the statements are false. The Post didn’t immediately comment. Strauss-Kahn was released without bail Friday after prosecutors said new information about the woman’s life had

forced them to reconsider the case. They say she lied about details surrounding how she came to the U.S. The woman maintains the sexual assault occurred.

try in history. That has caused some grumbling among developing countries about favorable treatment. “She needs to make it clear that she’s taking off her French finance minister hat and put-

ting on her global financial institutions hat,” Gallagher said. • Change the subject away from Greece. One way to show her break from Europe would be to discuss issues other than the continent’s debt problems. Many emerging economies, such as China and Brazil, are struggling with high inflation. They also want to know her plans for making the IMF a more open institution. Eswar Prasad, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former IMF official, said Lagarde could start by making a firm commitment to changing the governing structure. She should be willing to give emerging markets more voting rights and increased representation. She could also commit to diversify the fund’s staff, both in gender and expertise. Gallagher said the staff is “stacked” with European and American economists. She could promise to add more economists from China, Brazil and other developing nations. • Restore confidence in the institution. Lagarde will likely try to address the IMF’s reputation as male-dominated and insensitive to the concerns of some female employees.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Fastenal (FAST)............................36.59 Family Dollar (FDO)...................53.61 Fred’s (FRED).................................14.59 Int’l Paper (IP)..............................29.87 Janus Capital Group (JNS)..............9.51 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................34.36 Kroger Stores (KR)......................25.04 Kan. City So. (KSU).....................60.56 Legg Mason (LM)..................... 33.15 Parkway Properties (PKY).............17.18 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)......................69.77 Regions Financial (RF).................6.17 Rowan (RDC)................................ 39.36 Saks Inc. (SKS).............................. 11.36 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 70.77 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).............30.25 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 41.68 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 23.48 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 49.69 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 19.24 Viacom (VIA)................................. 58.67 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 42.73 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 53.39


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smart money Q: I am a 71-year-old widow. I have an income of $898 from Social Security, an Army pension of $404 and a State Employees Trust pension of $371 per month, for a total of $1,673. My expenses are running about $1,935 per month, not including home repairs etc. I live in a 1986 BRUCE mobile home with a mortgage of $5,900 left to pay plus lot rent. Most of the money going out is for credit card expenses with a $30,000 balance, which runs about $750 a month. I work with a credit-counseling company and they said to contact the credit card companies and talk to them. They thought the best they would do would be cut my interest down a couple points, which still leaves me having to use the cards to survive. My payments are up to date, but my savings is down to less than $500. I was hospitalized about a year ago for a month and no longer work. The credit counselor suggested that I could simply inform the credit card companies that I could no longer pay them and just stop, since none of my income could be



garnisheed. I know that will kill my credit score, which at this point is still good. Plus my vehicle is getting old, as is the plumbing. I’m wondering if it’s worth the bad credit score in order to get some order in my life. — Nancy, via e-mail A: I truly sympathize that you have a full plate here and, unfortunately, I don’t know of any easy solution. Everything looked OK to me (even with the near $6,000 mortgage), but then you mentioned the $30,000 balance on your credit card, which is eating you alive. You said you work with credit counseling. If this is one of the agencies that charge you to work on your behalf, I can understand where they would make a suggestion for you to work outside of them. If you have not already contacted the Consumer Credit Counseling Services, I would try to contact them and see if they can help. There is little question that you could advise the credit card companies that you are not able to pay, and you have no assets or income that can be garnished. Yes, this would torpedo your credit score, but you will save enough money in monthly payments to take care of the plumbing, wiring and other things you mentioned.

Obama cites progress in talks WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says back-channel talks with congressional leaders last weekend have produced new progress in advance of a White House session Thursday on deficit reduction. The president is siding with Senate postHouse pones Speaker Libya vote. John Boehner in insisting that negotiators resist the temptation to “kick the can down the road” and settle for a makeshift, short-term solution to stave off a first-ever U.S. default next month. At issue is the need to raise the government’s so-called debt limit to avoid a default on its obligations to bondholders and Social Security beneficiaries. Republicans want deficit cuts in the range of at least $2.4 trillion over 10 years to offset the amount of new government borrowing needed simply to avoid another vote before 2013. Obama met with Boehner on Sunday, the first session since Republicans last month abandoned negotiations being led by Vice President Joe Biden. The Biden talks had produced a series of tentative understandings on potential spending cuts totaling at least $1.6 trillion under administra-

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President Barack Obama speaks Tuesday at the White House. tion math and $2 trillion or more under GOP math. But negotiators say a true agreement on those cuts — to dayto-day agency operating budgets, defense, federal pensions and farm subsidies, among other things — would require further sacrifice in the political priorities of Democrats and Republicans alike. The administration says that if the government’s borrowing authority is not increased by Aug. 2, the U.S. will face its first default ever, potentially throwing financial markets into turmoil. Obama isn’t calling for

increases in tax rates. On Tuesday, the president urged Republicans to agree to eliminate “certain tax breaks and deductions for the wealthiest of Americans.” The White House is pressing for the repeal of tax breaks enjoyed by the oil and natural gas industry and limits on deductions claimed by people in the 35 percent tax bracket. On Tuesday, Boehner attacked the latter proposal as an assault on small businesses but was subdued on questions like oil and gas subsidies or a much-publicized tax provision that gives favor-

able treatment to companies that buy corporate jets. “We’re not dealing just with talking points about corporate jets or other ‘loopholes,”’ Boehner, R-Ohio, said. “The legislation the president has asked for, which would increase taxes on small businesses and destroy more American jobs, cannot pass the House, as I have stated repeatedly.” In his remarks Tuesday, Obama said he strongly opposes a stopgap, short-term debt-limit increase, as suggested by some lawmakers.

Stocks mixed; Lengthy commutes could fatigue debt woes airline pilots, according to study sink shares Pilot unions and airlines in Europe have long maintained Long way home

WASHINGTON (AP) — One in five airline pilots lives at least 750 miles from work, according to a study by scientific advisers to the government, raising concerns that long commutes to airports could lead to fatigue in the cockpit. The calculations were based on home addresses of more than 25,000 pilots. Six percent of pilots listed a primary residence at least 1,500 miles from the airline base where they begin flights, according to a National Research Council report released today. Although a significant share of pilots list addresses hundreds of miles from their base, it’s not clear that they routinely begin their commutes to work from those addresses, the report said. The council acknowledged it is difficult to determine the safety risk associated with long commutes without more information about the practices of individual pilots. Pilot unions and airlines

that pilots can safely commute long distances to work if they act responsibly. For example, a pilot might fly across the country to reach his airline’s base but then sleep overnight in a hotel before showing up for work the next day wellrested.

have long maintained that pilots can safely commute long distances to work if they act responsibly. For example, a pilot might fly across the country to reach his airline’s base but then sleep overnight in a hotel before showing up for work the next day. “There are lots of stories and anecdotes but no systematic information,” Indiana Univer-

sity professor Clinton Oster Jr., chairman of the panel, told The Associated Press. Congress directed the council to study the issue in response to a regional airline crash that killed 50 people in February 2009 near Buffalo, N.Y. The flight’s co-pilot had commuted overnight from her home near Seattle to her airline’s base in Newark, N.J., in order to make the flight. The flight’s captain, who regularly commuted from Florida to Newark, had spent the night before the flight in an airport crew lounge where sleeping was discouraged. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded the accident was caused by pilot errors. The NTSB said it was also likely both pilots were suffering from fatigue. Pilot unions and airlines oppose suggestions that the FAA limit commuting. The ability to live where they choose and commute to work by air at no cost has long been a cherished pilot prerogative.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks dipped in early trading today following a broad sell-off in Europe and another interest rate hike in China. Moody’s downgraded Portugal’s debt to junk status late Tuesday. That raised fresh concerns about the strength of the European financial system. The Euro Stoxx 50, an index of companies in countries that use the euro, fell nearly 1 percent. China also raised a key interest rate for the third time this year in an attempt to curb inflation. Many U.S. companies have focused on the country as a source of profit growth and are hoping that interest rate hikes there will not lead to an economic slump. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 7 points, or 0.1 percent, to 12,577 in early trading. The S&P 500 fell 4, or 0.3 percent, to 1,334. The Nasdaq composite dipped 4, or 0.2 percent, to 2,821.

Minnesota lawmakers resume dialogue amid shutdown ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders restarted budget talks Tuesday for the first time since Minnesota’s government shut down five days earlier, but with no progress to speak of the focus shifted from the Capitol to a courtroom where recipients of government money pleaded for their services to continue. Dayton, House Speaker Kurt

Zellers and Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch met for about an hour and said they would resume talks today. The possibility of a lingering shutdown raised the stakes for dozens of groups who spent Tuesday in a courtroom before a court-appointed special master. In the second day of such hearings, the special master — former state Supreme Court Chief Justice

Kathleen Blatz — heard pleas from advocates for the homeless and indigent and sexual assault victims, as well as child care providers, police officers and prosecutors, hospital officials and more. The shutdown that started Friday resulted from a budget impasse over how to erase a $5 billion deficit. Dayton wants to raise income taxes on the state’s wealthiest residents to

provide more money for social services and public education. Republican lawmakers oppose any tax increase. Until a budget deal materializes, state spending decisions fall to Blatz, who stepped down as the state’s chief justice in 2006. A state district court judge has ordered programs essential to life, health and public safety to continue.

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Senate postpones Libya vote amid budget dispute WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic leaders abandoned plans for a test vote Tuesday on authorizing the U.S. military operation against Libya as Republicans insisted they should instead focus on government spending and the nation’s borrowing limit. Just hours before the vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced the

change in plans, leaving the fate of the resolution in doubt. One after another, GOP senators had stood on the Senate floor and signaled they would oppose any effort to move ahead on the Libya measure, arguing that dealing with the debt was far more important than working on a resolution with no practical impact. The Senate had already canceled this week’s recess to deal

with the financial issue. “No real work is scheduled in the Senate this week on the budget, nor is any on the debt ceiling,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. “Instead, we are moving today to a Libya resolution. This resolution, not requested by the president, is not why we asked to cancel recess.” At least five Republican senators indicated they would

oppose the vote. “If the resolution we’re debating is debated and passed, it would not affect one iota what we’re doing in Libya,” said Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. Congress was already sending a muddled message on Libya to both U.S. allies and Moammar Gadhafi. Bipartisan Senate support

for giving President Barack Obama limited authority to continue military involvement against Gadhafi was at odds with overwhelming opposition in the House to the commander in chief’s actions. Democrats as well as Republicans in the House have criticized Obama for failing to seek congressional consent for the operation in a constitutional stalemate that has dragged.

The Senate had scheduled a vote on whether to proceed with a resolution authorizing “the limited use of United States Armed Forces in support of the NATO mission in Libya.” The resolution would expire when the NATO operation ends or after one year, and it would prohibit the use of American ground forces or private security contractors in Libya.

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GOP pushes back on effort Tibetan spiritual leader in U.S. to mark 76th birthday to limit children’s food ads WASHINGTON (AP) — The elected prime minister of Tibet’s government-inexile, Lobsang Sangay, said a grand religious gathering starting today in Washington will allow expatriate Tibetans a right denied their brethren inside China: to meet their spiritual leader. The Dalai Lama arrived in Washington Tuesday for an 11-day Buddhist ritual, known as a kalachakra, that organizers expect will draw upward of 10,000 followers a day from America, Asia and Europe. His visit begins today with celebrations to mark his 76th birthday. He also will meet with lawmakers during his stay, his longest in the U.S. capital. The White House has yet to announce whether he will meet with President Barack Obama. Such a meeting would anger China, which accuses the Dalai Lama of seeking independence for Tibet, although he says he wants only autonomy for his homeland within China. In May, the Dalai Lama relinquished his leadership of Tibet’s government-in-exile, giving up the political power that he and his predecessors have wielded over Tibetans for hundreds of years.

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The Dalai Lama arrives in Washington Tuesday. Although he remains the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, his decision to abdicate is one of the biggest upheavals in the community since the Chinese crackdown led him to flee in 1959 into exile in India. The exile government will now to be led by a 43-year-old Harvard legal scholar, Sangay, who won an election in April. Sangay grew up in a refugee camp, the son of a Tibetan Buddhist monk who took up

arms against China after his monastery was destroyed. Sangay, who takes up his post next month, told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that continuing Chinese repression inside Tibet is a tragedy and urged continuing U.S. support for Tibetan autonomy. In recent months, Chinese authorities have been accused of a crackdown at a prominent Tibetan monastery in Sichuan province, where in March

House panel to take up 3 trade deals WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are bucking demands from the Obama White House to include renewal of a U.S. job training assistance program in longpending legislation providing free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. The standoff could jeopardize passage of the trade pacts, which are to be brought before the Ways and Means Committee later this week. The panel, which oversees trade agreements, has scheduled a Thursday meeting to debate and vote on the drafts of legislation to implement the three new deals signed during the George W. Bush administration but stalled in past congresses controlled by Democrats. The Obama administration now supports the agreements, after negotiated changes in the accords including greater access for U.S. autos in South Korea and commitments by the Colombian government to end the suppression of worker rights. But it has also demanded that the trade pack-

The panel, which oversees trade agreements, has scheduled a Thursday meeting to debate and vote on the drafts of legislation to implement the three new deals signed during the George W. Bush administration but stalled in past congresses controlled by Democrats. age be linked to renewal of expired sections of the Trade Adjustment Assistance program which provides financial and retraining aid to displaced workers. Republicans have supported TAA in the past, but have balked both at the cost of the program, about $1 billion a year, and the linkage with the trade agreements. Last Thursday the Finance Committee in the Democratic-led Senate was to have met to consider the trade deals and TAA

together, but the hearing was canceled after Republicans on the committee boycotted. Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., in a statement Tuesday, said: “right now, our competitors are gaining ground in these vital markets and jobless Americans in need of opportunities are left waiting while these trade agreements languish.” He added, “we need to come together to move these three trade agreements and Trade Adjustment Assistance forward as soon as possible because American workers and small businesses simply cannot afford to wait any longer.” GOP allies in the business committee, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have urged Congress to move quickly on the three trade agreements, saying they could boost U.S. exports by $13 billion and create tens of thousands of jobs. The Chamber said it supported TAA and said it appreciated bipartisan efforts to reach a reasonable compromise on TAA legislation.

Yale raises nearly $4B in largest campaign NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University has raised $3.88 billion amid tough economic times, finishing the largest fundraising campaign in its history that will help pay for its biggest expansion in decades, extend its international reach and make its school of music tuition free. The campaign exceeded its goal of $3.5 billion. More than 110,000 alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations contributed. Yale began the campaign in 2006 with a nucleus fund of $1.147 billion, and by 2008 giving had reached $2.3 billion. While the global economic crisis brought a decline in giving for 2009 and 2010, contributions totaling more than

$857 million in the final year. “Despite challenges that included a historic worldwide recession, donors at every level of giving rallied behind the university’s goals and took us to an amazing final total,” said Inge T. Reichenbach, vice president for development. Don Fellows, president and chief executive officer of Marts & Lundy, a New Jersey-based consulting firm that works with universities, said he was not surprised Yale was successful. He said universities have been very effective at fundraising, understanding their donors and articulating how they can change the world by making contributions. “This is consistent with what we’ve seen at other, particu-

larly the most mature universities,” said Fellows, whose firm was not involved in the campaign but has done work for Yale in the past. “It’s been incredibly successful through some of the toughest times we’ve ever seen.” Ten donors made gifts of $50 million or more, Yale said. Yale is one of a handful of universities with campaigns that have reached or exceeded $3.5 billion, according to Rae Goldsmith, vice president for advancement resources with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Large campaigns rely more heavily on major donations, she said.

a 21-year-old monk set himself on fire to protest Chinese rule. Sangay said that while the kalachakra was not staged in Washington for political reasons, he said the gathering was an expression of a desire shared by Tibetans inside China. “We are here to be blessed by His Holiness. We are able to do so here, in the free world, but inside Tibet we are not able to do this,” he said.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are siding with food companies resisting the Obama administration’s efforts to pressure them to stop advertising junk food for children. Some food companies said the government is going too far with guidelines proposed earlier this year by several government agencies. The voluntary guidelines would attempt to shield children from ads for sugary and fatty foods — think colorful characters on cereal boxes — on television, in stores and on the Internet. Companies would be urged to market foods to children ages 2 through 17 only if they contain specific healthy ingredients and are low in fats, sugars and sodium. Even though the guidelines are voluntary, many companies are aggressively lobbying against them, saying they fear the government will retaliate against them if they don’t go along. Republicans are attempting to delay the guidelines by including a provision in next year’s Federal Trade Commission budget that would require the government to study the potential costs and impacts of the guidelines before implementing them. As food companies have pro-

tested, criticism has ramped up on Capitol Hill. Missouri Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, the Republican who sponsored the provision, says she is concerned that the voluntary rules “would lead to extraordinary pressure from the federal government.” Other Republicans have called the rules overreach, saying they encompass too many foods. The standards are meant to crack down on ads for the unhealthiest foods, but others are caught in the crossfire. Advertising for some whole wheat breads would be restricted because they have too much sodium, for example, and bottled water could be targeted because it doesn’t include enough nutrients. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., a supporter of Emerson’s effort, said the guidelines are “basing decisions on emotions and not facts.” Some Democrats have shown concern with the voluntary rules, as well. Rep. G. K. Butterfield of North Carolina, in a letter to the government agencies in charge of the effort, said the government “has produced no evidence that I am aware of that the proposed restrictions will serve the government’s goals of changing long-term eating habits.”

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500 U.K. troops to head home from Afghanistan next year LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed today that the U.K. will withdraw 500 troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2012, modestly reducing the size of the second largest foreign force in the country to 9,000. Following a two-day visit to Afghanistan to holds talks with troops, officials and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Cameron told the House of Commons the withdrawal would go ahead. His announcement follows President Barack Obama’s decision last month that 33,000 American troops will leave the country by the end of next summer. About 68,000 U.S. troops will remain. All international forces will end their combat role by the end of 2014, and the majority will leave — bar a small number of troops expected to continue training projects. “This reduction reflects the progress that is being made in building up the Afghan national security forces,” Cameron told legislators hours after arriving back from Afghanistan. Cameron had previously said that the withdrawal of

All international forces will end their combat role by the end of 2014, and the majority will leave — bar a small number of troops expected to continue working on training projects. 420 troops deployed on temporary missions to Afghanistan is under way and will be completed by February. Those personnel are not considered part of Britain’s 9,500-strong permanent force, almost all of whom are based in the restive southern Helmand province. Cameron’s visit to the region was marred Monday by the killing of 20-year-old Scott McLaren, who went missing from a checkpoint in central Helmand and was later found with fatal gunshot wounds. “This decision is not only right for Britain, it is right for Afghanistan too,” Cameron told legislators. “It has given the Afghans a clear deadline against which to plan and has



complaint from Winfield in September 2009 about the apparent misuse of funds in the TV23 department, which is the city’s cable TV channel. Police and an auditor’s investigator seized audio equipment, lighting equipment and CDs from Graham’s home on Goodrum Road. Graham has since moved to Oakman, Ala., according to information from the Warren County District Attorney’s Office. Graham, who also was responsible for city communications and advertising, was placed on unpaid leave on Oct. 5, 2009, five days after the equipment was seized. He was fired at his attorney’s request on July 9, 2010.


Continued from Page A1. to pay a refund based on inconsistencies between the settled amount and amounts based on current millage rates computed by the Tax Collector’s Office, which receives payments of property taxes and fees on real estate and vehicles for the county, and, by contract, for the City of Vicksburg. “The tax collector had to compute what was due to make her books balance,” board attorney Randy Sherard told supervisors as he presented an “order of correction” to the board. “This is to get our books straight.” The suit was one of two filed by casinos against the county over taxes for 2009. In September 2010, a month after the settlement with Ameristar, county officials and Riverwalk Casino agreed on a $50.4 million value for casino’s local holdings. The amount was 35 percent less than originally calculated but about $20 million more than what the casino argued for in its appeal. A $110,536.12 refund was due the casino, based on what was paid during the court case.

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Continued from Page A1. funds used to buy the electronics and audio equipment in two months from September to November 2009. Graham was never arrested, charged with a crime or indicted, but pleaded guilty to information contained in a report by investigators for the State Auditor’s Office. “It feels good to get this money back,” Winfield said. “As elected officials, we are stewards of the public’s money, and we must remain conscious of how it is used. We are responsible to the taxpayers, and if we find that a city official or employee is spending city money illegally, we must take the proper routes to see that it is returned.” Graham’s plea was the result of an investigation by the auditor’s office into a

injected a sense of urgency into their efforts.” He insisted that Afghanistan’s military and police were growing in confidence, and increasingly able to take full responsibility for the country’s security by the end of 2014 when international forces will end their combat role. He sadi that in a meeting in Kabul late Monday, U.S. Gen. David Petreaus had heaped praise on Afghanistan’s handling of a deadly suicide attack on a luxury hotel in the country’s capital. “Petreaus went out of his way to praise the ability of the Afghan forces in a number of complex operations,” Cameron said. Some analysts say the assault raised doubts about the capability of Afghan forces to handle security. Local troops needed NATO’s assistance to end the incident at Kabul’s Inter-Continental hotel, in which 20 people including the attackers died. In a news conference Tuesday in Kabul, Karzai said he hoped Britain “could continue to help Afghanistan, to build up our infrastructure, build our civil society.”


Meeting Tuesday, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • Adopted the minutes for the April 18 meeting. • Took under advisement until Friday’s meeting a bid of $129,350 from Empire Truck Sales of Jackson for a new heavy-duty dump truck. Empire was the lone bidder on the truck. • Authorized city clerk Walter Osborne to advertise for bids for fire department and service department uniforms, and service department lease uniforms. In a related matter, the board tabled advertising for bids for police uniforms because Police Chief Walter Armstrong said he wants to change the color of the uniform shirts, which currently are light blue. • Authorized Mayor Paul Winfield to sign an interlocal agreement with Warren County for $40,974 in Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds. The money will be split between the Vicksburg Police and Warren County Sheriff’s departments for equipment. Armstrong said the city’s share will be used to buy a new car for police department. No local match is required for the grant.

On the agenda Meeting Tuesday, the Warren County Board of Supervisors: • Approved $7,995 in legal invoices for board attorney Randy Sherard and $70,705.47 in engineering invoices for county engineer John McKee. • Approved paying various amounts for the E.W. Haining Road Bridge replacement, pending receipt of funds from the Mississippi Development Authority. The invoices were one for $31,677.60 from ABMB Engineers and one for $103,878.93 from builder Key LLC. • Approved a $33,869.93 submitted by ABMB Engineers for the bayouclearing project, pending receipt of funds from the Mississippi Development Authority. • Approved pay estimates for two special assessment paving projects in Fairways and Forest Cove subdivisions, totaling $129,464 and $4,822.48, respectively.

• Rescinded action from the June 20 meeting approving a special assessment and adopting an order for demolition and clearing property at 2215 Letitia St. Osborne said the letter and order were issued in error. • Rejected bids to install an aviation weather observation system at the Vicksburg Airport and re-advertise for bids. The board tabled action on the project at its June 24 meeting after learning some of the bidders did not receive an addendum to the project. Airport director Curt Follmer recommended rejecting the bids and rebidding the project. • Authorized city building and inspections director Victor Gray-Lewis to demolish a building and cut and clear property at 2515 Pearl St., and to cut and clear property at 2036 Second St. • Approved special assessments and resolution for cutting and clearing property: 915 First St., State of Mississippi; 1102 Avenue D, Berry Estate, c/o Blanche B. Adams; Cherry Street, New Valley LLC; 1403 Sky Farm Ave., Cecil Perkins, c/o Parrie Perkins Jr.; Avenue D, Octavia Amos, c/o Sharon Harrison; Cedar School Circle, Lakes Gaming Mississippi LLC; 1625 Sky Farm Ave., State of Mississippi; 2225 Letitia St., Leola Johnson Estate, c/o Earlean Cogg.

deaths The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries in news form for area residents, their family members and for former residents at no charge. Families wishing to publish additional information or to use specific wording have the option of a paid obituary.

Eugene Alvin Barrett Eugene Alvin Barrett died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 66. Born in Vicksburg, Mr. Barrett was the son of the late Harrison Dewitt Barrett and Ellen McCluskey Barrett. He was a graduate of Satartia High School and retired in 2002 from International Paper Company as power plant safety coordinator. Mr. Barrett was a former union secretary for International Paper Company and a member of the Red Carpet Camping Club. He was a member of Bovina Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Omega Griffin Barrett; daughter, Gena Barrett Tatum (Jason) of Vicksburg; two sons, Eugene Alvin “Bo” Barrett Jr. (Christy) of Baton Rouge and Armin J. Barrett of Vicksburg; four grandchildren, Grayson Barrett, Hannah Barrett, Jacob Scott Barrett and Caroline Grace Tatum; five sisters, Dorothy McDonald, Lois Barrett, Bertha Christ, Mary Stokes and Retha Tanner; and three brothers, Jessie Barrett, Paul Lamar Barrett and James Leslie Barrett. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two

brothers, Francis “Doc” Barrett and Charles William Barrett. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Riles Funeral Home with Dr. Garnett P. “Chip” Starnes officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Riles Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Eugene Barrett Jr., Kenneth Tatum, Keith Stennett, Ricky Bounds, Mark Yelverton, Ronnie Oldenburg, Sonny Hickman and Bobby Richardson. Honorary pallbearers will be Clement Griffin, Red Dowdy, Parker Stevens, Roy Johnson, Gene Jowers, Bill Vinzant, Mike Craft, Gene Neal, George Ezell and Billy Savoie. Memorials may be made to Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Eugene J. Pedrotti UTICA — On July 5, 2011, Mr. Eugene “Gene” J. Pedrotti of Utica passed away at the age of 84, following hospitalization at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Gene was born on Dec. 6, 1926, to Angelo and Esterina Pedrotti in Gloucester, Mass. Following his graduation from the Gloucester public school system, Gene served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Upon his honorable discharge from service in 1944, Gene attended Coyne Electrical School in Boston, Mass., and was employed by various electrical contractors. He

was employed with Gorton’s, a subsidiary of General Mills in Gloucester, until his retirement in 1989. Gene moved to Utica in December 1989 and resided with his sister. Gene lived his life to the fullest, filling every possible moment with gardening, boating and enjoying the company of his family and friends. As a native of Gloucester, Gene developed a passion for the Atlantic Ocean, which afforded the beauty and comforts that he enjoyed on his boat, simply named “La Dolce Vita” (The Sweet

Life). His sister, Angelina “Angie” Pedrotti Griffin Kitchens of Utica, and his best friend, Pepé, survive Gene. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Glenwood Funeral Home in Utica, followed by a graveside service at the Griffin Cemetery on Griffin Road in Utica. The service will be presided over by Brad Hartzog, pastor of Utica Christian Church in Utica. Bob Lee Currie, Norton Barlow, Craig Griffin, Shelton Griffin, Tommy Griffin and

Justin Griffin will serve as pallbearers, and Murray S. Griffin will serve as honorary pallbearer. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Charlie Griffin Memorial Scholarship; Mississippi State University Foundation at P.O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, MS 39762 or to the Charlie Griffin Memorial Scholarship; Hinds Community College Development Foundation at P.O. Box 1100, Raymond, MS 39154-1100.





Partly cloudy, chance of showers tonight, lows in the lower 70s; partly cloudy Thursday, chance of rain, highs in the low to mid-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.

LOCAL FORECAST Thursday-Friday Mostly cloudy Thursday night, slight chance of rain, lows in the low to mid-70s; partly sunny Friday, slight chance of rain, highs in the low to mid-90s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy, chance of showers, lows in the lower 70 Thursday-Friday Mostly cloudy Thursday night, slight chance of rain, lows in the low to mid-70s; partly sunny Friday, slight chance of rain, highs in the low to mid-90s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 85º Low/past 24 hours............... 73º Average temperature......... 79º Normal this date................... 82º Record low..............62º in 1972 Record high......... 100º in 1980 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.24 inch This month..............0.83 inches Total/year.............. 21.20 inches Normal/month......0.63 inches Normal/year........ 30.62 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active..........................11:08 A.M. Most active................. 4:55 P.M. Active...........................11:33 P.M. Most active.................. 5:20 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:13 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:12 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:03

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 37.1 | Change: +0.01 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 15.5 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 18.9 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 15.9 | Change: +0.09 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 3.5 | Change: +0.9 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.4 | Change: 0.7 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................84.3 River....................................84.3

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 37.5 Friday....................................... 36.4 Saturday................................. 35.4 Memphis Thursday................................ 23.7 Friday....................................... 23.2 Saturday................................. 22.6 Greenville Thursday................................ 40.9 Friday....................................... 40.7 Saturday................................. 40.6 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 37.2 Friday....................................... 37.1 Saturday................................. 37.0


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Anthony Continued from Page A1. since her October 2008 arrest on first-degree murder charges. She avoided a possible death sentence thanks to her acquittal on the murder count. The case began in July 2008 when Caylee Anthony was reported missing. “I’m very happy for Casey, ecstatic for her, and I want her to be able to grieve and grow and somehow get her life back together,” defense attorney Jose Baez said Tuesday. “I think this case is a perfect example of why the death penalty does not work ... Murder is not right, no matter who does it.” The trial became a national sensation on cable TV, with its CSI-style testimony about duct-tape marks on the child’s face and the smell of death inside a car trunk. After a month and a half of testimony, the jury took less than 11 hours to find Anthony not guilty of firstdegree murder, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. Tears welled in Anthony’s eyes, her face reddened, her lips trembled, and she began breathing heavily as she listened to the verdict. Anthony’s parents, George and Cindy Anthony, left court quickly after the verdict without hugging or saying anything to their daughter. Their attorney, Mark Lippman, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” today that they hadn’t spoken with their daughter since the verdict. Lippman wouldn’t answer whether the Anthonys believe their daughter killed Caylee. Jurors declined to talk to reporters after their decision, but an alternate juror told NBC’s “Today” show this morning he thought they came to the right verdict. Russell Huekler told the network he didn’t think the prosecution presented enough evidence to sustain a

Caylee Anthony murder charge. “When they explained to us what reasonable doubt was, I definitely had reasonable doubt then,” Huekler said. Huekler also said he didn’t think prosecutors provided a motive for why Anthony would kill her daughter. “Just because Casey was a party girl did not show why she would possibly kill Caylee,” he said. Also on NBC, prosecutor Jeff Ashton said the verdict left him and other prosecutors in shock. “I think I mouthed the word ‘wow’ about five times,” he said. Many in the crowd of about 500 people outside the courthouse Tuesday reacted with anger after the verdict was read, chanting, “Justice for Caylee!” One man yelled, “Baby killer!” Given the relative speed with which the jury came back with a verdict, many court-watchers were expecting Anthony to be convicted in the killing, and they were stunned by the outcome. Prosecutors contended that Anthony — a single mother

living with her parents — suffocated Caylee with duct tape because she wanted to be free to hit the nightclubs and spend time with her boyfriend. Defense attorneys argued that the little girl accidentally drowned in the family swimming pool and that Anthony panicked and hid the body because of the traumatic effects of being sexually abused by her father. The case played out on national television almost from the moment Caylee was reported missing three years ago. CNN’s Nancy Grace dissected the case at every turn with the zeal of the prosecutor she once was, arguing that Anthony was responsible for her daughter’s death. The TV host turned the term “tot mom” into shorthand for Anthony. Anthony’s attorney Cheney Mason blasted the media after the verdict. “Well, I hope that this is a lesson to those of you having indulged in media assassination for three years, bias, prejudice and incompetent talking heads saying what

would be and how to be,” Mason said. “I’m disgusted by some of the lawyers that have done this, and I can tell you that my colleagues from coast to coast and border to border have condemned this whole process of lawyers getting on television and talking about cases that they don’t know a damn thing about.” The jurors — seven women and five men — would not talk to the media, and their identities were kept secret by the court. State’s Attorney Lawson Lamar said: “We’re disappointed in the verdict today because we know the facts and we’ve put in absolutely every piece of evidence that existed.” The prosecutor lamented the lack of hard evidence, saying, “This is a dry-bones case. Very, very difficult to prove. The delay in recovering little Caylee’s remains worked to our considerable disadvantage.” Caylee’s disappearance went unreported by her own mother for a month. The child’s decomposed body was eventually found in the woods near her grandparents’ home six months after she was last seen. A medical examiner was never able to establish how she died. The case became a macabre tourist attraction in Orlando. People camped outside for seats in the courtroom, and scuffles broke out among those desperate to watch the drama unfold. Because the case got so much media attention in Orlando, jurors were brought in from the Tampa Bay area and sequestered for the entire trial, during which they listened to more than 33 days of testimony and looked at 400 pieces of evidence. Anthony did not take the stand. “While we’re happy for Casey, there are no win-

ners in this case,” Baez said after the verdict. “Caylee has passed on far, far too soon and what my driving force has been for the last three years has been always to make sure that there has been justice for Caylee and Casey because Casey did not murder Caylee. It’s that simple. And today our system of justice has not dishonored her memory by a false conviction.” In closing arguments, prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick showed the jury two sideby-side images. One showed Anthony smiling and partying in a nightclub during the first month Caylee was missing. The other was the tattoo Anthony she got a day before law enforcement learned of the child’s disappearance: the Italian words for “beautiful life.” “At the end of this case, all you have to ask yourself is whose life was better without Caylee?” Burdick asked. “This is your answer.” Prosecutors also focused heavily on an odor in the trunk of Anthony’s car, which forensics experts said was consistent with the smell of human decay. But the defense argued that the air analysis could not be duplicated, that no one could prove a stain found in the trunk was caused by Caylee’s remains, and that maggots in the compartment had come from a bag of trash. Prosecutors hammered away at the lies Anthony told when the child was missing: She told her parents that she couldn’t produce Caylee because the girl was with a nanny named Zanny — a woman who doesn’t exist; that she and her daughter were spending time with a rich boyfriend who doesn’t exist; and that Zanny had been hospitalized after an out-of-town traffic crash and that they were spending time

with her. Baez said during closing arguments that the prosecutors’ case was so weak they tried to portray Anthony as “a lying, no-good slut” and that their forensic evidence was based on a “fantasy.” He said Caylee’s death was “an accident that snowballed out of control.” He contended that the toddler drowned and when Anthony panicked, her father, a former police officer, decided to make the death look like a murder by putting duct tape on the girl’s mouth and dumping the body in the woods a quarter-mile away. Anthony’s father denied both the cover-up and abuse claims. The verdict could divide people for many years to come, just as the O.J. Simpson case in the mid-1990s did, with some believing Anthony got away with murder. Ti McLeod, who lives near the Anthony family, said, “The justice system has failed Caylee.” Jodie Ickes, who lives a mile away and goes to the same hairdresser Anthony uses, said she is against the death penalty and was glad that Casey wasn’t facing execution. “I’m comfortable with the outcome,” she concluded. Among the trial spectators was 51-year-old Robin Wilkie, who said she has spent $3,000 on hotels and food since arriving June 10 from Lake Minnetonka, Minn. She tallied more than 100 hours standing in line to wait for tickets and got into the courtroom 15 times to see Anthony. “True crime has become a unique genre of entertainment,” Wilkie said. “Her stories are so extreme and fantastic, it’s hard to believe they’re true, but that’s what engrosses people. This case has sex, lies and videotapes — just like on reality TV.”

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On the mend Cardinals activate slugger Pujols from disabled list. MLB notes/B3

On TV 6 p.m. ESPN - Derek Jeter continues his quest to become the first Yankee with 3,000 career hits when he leads New York against the Cleveland Indians.


Former Ole Miss star was selected to play for the U.S. team in the All-Star Futures Game Sunday in Phoenix. Pomeranz is 2-2 with a 2.06 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 14 starts this season for the Kinston Indians, Cleveland’s Class A affiliate.

Sidelines NBA disputes report on finances

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is disputing a report questioning its financial losses, saying the estimates used as the basis of the article “do not reflect reality.” A New York Times blog post Tuesday titled “Calling Foul on NBA’s Claims of Financial Distress” called the league “fundamentally a healthy and profitable business” with an estimated operating income of $183 million in 2009-10, making a 5 to 7 percent profit during the life of the collective bargaining agreement that expired last week. The story was based on estimates prepared by Forbes and Financial World magazines. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the information was inaccurate, saying Forbes did not have correct data. Bass said the league has shared its financial information with the players union and state and federal officials. The league has projected losses of $300 million last season after losses of several hundred million dollars in each season since 2005. Owners locked out the players last week after they could not agree on a new deal. Union spokesman Dan Wasserman said the NBA projected a decline in revenues last season, but they actually rose, so the final losses should have been much less than the league said.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 6-2-0 La. Pick 4: 2-7-0-1 Weekly results: B2

The associated press

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, right, celebrates with teammate Dan Uggla after hitting a home run Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. Freeman, a former Mississippi Braves star, homered for the third time in two games as the Braves won 5-3.

Braves stay hot, beat Rockies again By The Associated Press ATLANTA — A rookie is becoming one of the big bats in the Atlanta Braves’ lineup. Freddie Freeman’s third homer in two games gave Atlanta the early lead, Derek Lowe hit a three-run double and the Braves beat the short-handed Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Tuesday night. Freeman, who had two homers in Atlanta’s 4-1 win in Monday’s series opener, hit his 12th homer to center field off Jhoulys Chacin in the second inning. The rookie first baseman is hitting .273 and his 39 RBIs trail only All-Stars Brian McCann and Chipper Jones among the team leaders. “I’m not missing my pitches right now,” Freeman said. The homer in Freeman’s first at-bat gave him three in a span of five plate appearances in the first two games of the four-game series. The Braves have scored four or more runs in seven straight games, and have

won seven of their last eight. “I think this whole year, these guys never lacked confidence,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “The pitching has been the consistent part and now the bats are coming around a little bit.” Freeman said Lowe was the star of the game. “It’s him,” Freeman said, pointing to Lowe standing a couple of lockers away in the Braves’ clubhouse. “He pitched well and he got the big three-run double.” Lowe (5-6) gave up three runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings and pushed the lead to 4-0 with his bases-loaded double in the fourth. Lowe’s hit drove in Jones, who doubled, and Dan Uggla and Nate McLouth, who both walked. The Rockies outhit the Braves 9-7 but had no extrabase hits as Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki were held out with injuries. See Braves, Page B3.

M-Braves win third in a row From staff reports For only the second time this season, the Mississippi Braves are on a winning streak. Tyler Pastornicky hit for the cycle, going 4-for-6 with two RBIs, as the M-Braves beat the Jackson Generals 14-7 Monday night for their third straight victory. It’s only the second time this year the M-Braves have won three games in a row. They’ve won two in a row on nine occasions, but managed to get the third victory only one other time, from June 25-27. They’ve also scored 10 or more runs in each of their last two games and tied season highs for runs (14) and hits (18) on Monday. All nine starters had at least one hit, and five had multiple hits.

Ernesto Mejia and Cory Harrilchak had three apiece, along with an RBI. PastorTyler nicky’s cycle Pastornicky was the first in Mississippi Braves history. He hit a solo homer in the third inning, singled in the fourth, doubled in the fifth and completed the cycle with a triple in the eighth. Willie Cabrera also hit a two-run homer for the MBraves, and Jordan Kreke added a solo shot. Vincent Catricala went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs for Jackson. The M-Braves and Generals continue their series tonight at 7:05 at Trustmark Park in Pearl.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Those “minor” injuries to his left leg now have kept Tiger Woods from playing in two majors. In an announcement on his website Tuesday that came as no surprise, Woods said he would skip the British Open next week because his injuries have not fully healed. “Unfortunately, I’ve been advised that I should not play in the British Open,” Woods said. “As I stated at the AT&T National, I am only going to come back when I’m 100 percent ready. I do not want to risk further injury. That’s different for Tiger me, but Woods I’m being smarter this time. “I’m very disappointed and want to express my regrets to the British Open fans.” It will be the second time in the last four years that Woods has missed two majors in one season. He did not play the British Open and PGA Championship in 2008 while recovering from reconstructive surgery on his left knee. These injuries are not as easy to describe. Woods said in May that he suffered “minor injuries” to knee ligaments and his Achilles while hitting from an awkward stance in the pine straw on the 17th hole in the third round at the Masters. Afterward, he skipped the Wells Fargo Championship and withdrew after nine holes from The Players Championship a week later. Woods said last week it was a mistake to go to The Players, and that had he waited, he would be playing golf right now. “In hindsight, I probably shouldn’t have competed See Woods, Page B3.

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Vicksburg weighing trip to national 7-on-7 tournament By Jeff Byrd Vicksburg High wrapped up a great summer football season last week. Now it has to decide whether to attend one last party. The Gators finished third at the Mel Kiper Jr. 7-on-7 state tournament last week in Brandon, giving them the right to participate in the national tournament July 14-16 in Chantilly, Va. It’s a big opportunity for the team to see how it stacks up on a national stage, but it won’t be an easy trip. Travel expenses range from $2,000 to $4,000 for the team and are a major concern, coach Alonzo Stevens said. The tournament is scheduled to begin next Thursday in the suburb of Washington, D.C., and there’s not a lot of time for fundraising.

“I guess most of the teams would fly in, but if we do it, we’ll have to take vans or a bus. That’s still a lot. A hundred dollars a day for two vans for five to six days and all the gas,” Vicksburg coach Alonzo Stevens said. There will be a parents’ meeting at the school’s fieldhouse tonight at 6 to decide whether to make the trip. Players have partnered with local businesses to sell discount cards and Mississippi Elite Sports, which sponsored the state 7-on-7 tournament, will pick up some costs but not travel expenses. “It’s a great honor to get this chance, but we are going to have to commit to it,” VHS assistant coach Michael Banks said. Although Stevens feels his team could hold its own on a national stage, he was realistic about the challenges of

putting the trip together. “For us to go, the parents are going to have to help out,” Stevens said. “I’d love to see us go to the nationals, but it’s going to be hard in these economic times. With two Class 6A schools in this town and two private schools, we’re spread pretty thin.” Even if the Gators opt not to attend the national tournament, they’ve enjoyed another successful 7-on-7 season. They finished second in a 32-team field at Mississippi State and posted a 27-7 record overall in four tournaments. One of those events was their own River City Shootout on June 25. Quarterback Cameron Cooksey completed 15 of 16 passes for 160 yards as the Gators beat Yazoo City 32-14 in the championship game.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg High receiver Clyde Kendrick, left, catches a pass during a 7-on-7 game against St. Aloysius earlier this summer. At right is St. Al’s Carlton Campbell.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. WGN - Kansas City at Chicago White Sox 6 p.m. ESPN - New York Yankees at Cleveland SOCCER 1:30 p.m. ESPN - Women’s World Cup, Sweden vs. U.S. 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 - Women’s World Cup, North Korea vs. Colombia


from staff & AP reports

Basketball Ex-Ole Miss coach Evans hired as assistant at TCU FORT WORTH, Texas — TCU has hired Rob Evans, a former head coach at Arizona State and Ole Miss, as an assistant on Jim Christian’s staff. Evans has been a coach on the Division I level for 42 years. He spent the last four seasons as an assistant at Arkansas. Evans was an assistant coach for 24 years before becoming head coach at Ole Miss from 1993-98, leading the Rebels to consecutive NCAA tournaments after they had made it only one other time. He then went to Arizona State until 2006. His coaching career has also included stints as an assistant at his alma mater New Mexico State, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.

Pacers to keep Vogel as coach INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers are sticking with the coach who got them to the playoffs. A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Indiana will make interim coach Frank Vogel the team’s permanent head coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the move had not been made official yet by the team. The Pacers did announce they had a news conference with Vogel scheduled for today. Vogel took over for Jim O’Brien in the middle of last season and the team finished the year 20-18. The Pacers made the playoffs for the first time since 2006, losing in five games to top-seeded Chicago.

Tennis Wimbledon ends long run with NBC NEW YORK — The Wimbledon tennis championships will be televised by ESPN, ending NBC’s 43-year run broadcasting the Grand Slam tournament. ESPN and the All England Club reached a 12-year agreement beginning next year that gives the cable network the U.S. television rights to all matches at Wimbledon. The announcement was made Tuesday. ESPN had owned the rights to extensively televise early rounds of Wimbledon, with NBC picking up coverage as the tournament progressed, culminating with the “Breakfast at Wimbledon” broadcasts of the finals. It’s the latest major sporting event to move from the traditional four over-the-air networks to cable. College football’s Bowl Championship Series title games are on ESPN, and NCAA basketball’s Final Four will be on TBS in alternating years starting in 2016.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 6 1887 — Lottie Dod of Britain, 15, becomes the youngest woman to win the women’s singles championship at Wimbledon, defeating Blanch Bingley 6-2, 6-0. 1933 — The first major league All-Star game is played at Comiskey Park, Chicago. The American League beats the National League 4-2 on Babe Ruth’s two-run homer. 1975 — Ruffian, an undefeated filly, and Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure compete in a match race. Ruffian, racing on the lead, sustains a severe leg injury and is pulled up by jockey Jacinto Vasquez. She is humanely destroyed the following day. 2008 — Rafael Nadal ends Roger Federer’s bid to become the first man since the 1880s to win a sixth consecutive championship at the All England Club. Two points from victory, the No. 1-ranked Federer succumbs to No. 2 Nadal 6-4, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-7 (8), 9-7 in a 4-hour, 48-minute test of wills that’s the longest men’s final in Wimbledon history — and quite possibly the greatest.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard mlb American League East Division

W New York.......................51 Boston...........................50 Tampa Bay....................47 Toronto..........................42 Baltimore.......................36

L 33 35 39 45 47

Central Division

W Cleveland.......................45 Detroit............................45 Chicago.........................43 Minnesota......................38 Kansas City...................35

L 39 42 44 46 51

Pct GB .607 — .588 1 1/2 .547 5 .483 10 1/2 .434 14 1/2 Pct .536 .517 .494 .452 .407

GB — 1 1/2 3 1/2 7 11

West Division

W L Pct GB Los Angeles..................46 41 .529 — Texas.............................46 41 .529 — Seattle...........................43 43 .500 2 1/2 Oakland.........................38 49 .437 8 Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 9, Cleveland 2 Boston 3, Toronto 2 Texas 4, Baltimore 2 Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 3 Minnesota 3, Tampa Bay 2 L.A. Angels 1, Detroit 0 Seattle 4, Oakland 2, 10 innings Today’s Games Tampa Bay (W.Davis 7-6) at Minnesota (Liriano 5-7), 12:10 p.m. Kansas City (Chen 4-2) at Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 5-6), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Penny 5-6) at L.A. Angels (Chatwood 5-5), 2:35 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 6-5) at Oakland (Moscoso 2-4), 2:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 0-1) at Cleveland (Masterson 6-6), 6:05 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 7-7) at Boston (Wakefield 4-3), 6:10 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 3-10) at Texas (Ogando 8-3), 7:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 7:05 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

——— National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................55 Atlanta...........................51 New York.......................44 Washington....................44 Florida............................38

L 32 36 42 43 48

Central Division

W St. Louis........................47 Pittsburgh......................45 Milwaukee......................45 Cincinnati.......................43 Chicago.........................35 Houston.........................29

L 40 41 42 44 52 58

Pct GB .632 — .586 4 .512 10 1/2 .506 11 .442 16 1/2 Pct .540 .523 .517 .494 .402 .333

GB — 1 1/2 2 4 12 18

West Division

W L Pct GB San Francisco...............48 39 .552 — Arizona..........................47 40 .540 1 Colorado........................41 45 .477 6 1/2 San Diego.....................40 47 .460 8 Los Angeles..................37 50 .425 11 Tuesday’s Games Washington 3, Chicago Cubs 2 Pittsburgh 5, Houston 1 St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 5, Colorado 3 Philadelphia 14, Florida 2 Arizona 7, Milwaukee 3 N.Y. Mets 6, L.A. Dodgers 0 San Diego 5, San Francisco 3 Today’s Games Arizona (Collmenter 4-5) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 9-5), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 1-3) at Washington (Gorzelanny 2-6), 6:05 p.m. Houston (Norris 4-6) at Pittsburgh (Morton 7-4), 6:05 p.m. Colorado (Cook 0-3) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 11-3), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 4-4) at Florida (Ani.Sanchez 6-2), 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 7-7) at St. Louis (Westbrook 7-4), 7:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 7-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 6-9), 9:10 p.m. San Diego (Moseley 2-8) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 4-9), 9:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Colorado at Atlanta, 12:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Houston at Florida, 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.


Colorado Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi Blckmn cf 5 0 1 1 Schafer cf 4 0 1 0 JHerrr ss 4 0 2 0 AlGnzlz ss 3 0 0 0 Helton 1b 4 0 1 0 McCnn c 4 0 0 0 Wggntn lf 5 0 0 0 C.Jones 3b 4 1 1 0 S.Smith rf 3 1 1 0 Fremn 1b 3 1 1 1 M.Ellis 2b 4 1 3 0 Heywrd rf 3 0 0 0 IStewrt 3b 3 1 0 0 Uggla 2b 2 2 2 1 Iannett c 4 0 1 1 McLoth lf 3 1 0 0 Chacin p 2 0 0 1 D.Lowe p 2 0 1 3 Splrghs ph 1 0 0 0 Sherrill p 0 0 0 0 Stults p 0 0 0 0 Gearrin p 0 0 0 0 Giambi ph 1 0 0 0 WRmrz ph 1 0 1 0 Lndstr p 0 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Conrad ph 1 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 Totals 36 3 9 3 Totals 30 5 7 5 Colorado...................................000 021 000 — 3 Atlanta......................................010 301 00x — 5 DP—Colorado 1. LOB—Colorado 10, Atlanta 7. 2B—C.Jones (22), Uggla (12), D.Lowe (3). HR— Freeman (12), Uggla (13). IP H R ER BB SO Colorado Chacin L,8-6 5 4 4 4 6 5 Stults 2 2 1 1 0 1 Lindstrom 1 1 0 0 0 1 Atlanta D.Lowe W,5-6 5 1-3 5 3 3 3 4 Sherrill H,5 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Gearrin H,3 1-3 1 0 0 0 1 O’Flaherty H,17 1 1 0 0 0 1 Venters H,18 1 1 0 0 1 2 Kimbrel S,26-31 1 1 0 0 0 2 WP—Chacin. T—2:50. A—17,718 (49,586).

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Chattanooga (Dodgers).8 Huntsville (Brewers)......8 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......8 Carolina (Reds).............5 Jackson (Mariners)........4

L 5 5 5 8 9

South Division

W Mobile (Dia’backs).........9 x-Birm. (White Sox).......7 Mississippi (Braves)...7 Montgomery (Rays).......5 Jacksonville (Marlins)....4 x-clinched first half

L 4 6 6 8 9

Pct. .615 .615 .615 .385 .308

GB — — — 3 4

Pct. .692 .538 .538 .385 .308

GB — 2 2 4 5

——— Tuesday’s Games Jacksonville 9, Carolina 5, 11 innings Carolina 6, Jacksonville 5 Huntsville 3, Chattanooga 2 Mobile 10, Birmingham 2 Mississippi 14, Jackson 7 Tennessee 2, Montgomery 1, 10 innings Today’s Games Jacksonville at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Huntsville at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Mobile at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Tennessee at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Jackson at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Jacksonville at Carolina, 11 a.m. Huntsville at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Mobile at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Jackson at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Tennessee at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup Schedule Feb. 20 — Daytona 500 (Trevor Bayne) Feb. 27 — Subway Fresh Fit 500 (Jeff Gordon) March 6 — Kobalt Tools 400 (Carl Edwards) March 20 — Jeff Byrd 500 (Kyle Busch) March 27 — Auto Club 400 (Kevin Harvick) April 3 — Goody’s Fast Relief 500 (Kevin Harvick) April 9 — Samsung Mobile 500 (Matt Kenseth) April 17 — Aaron’s 499 (Jimmie Johnson) 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 (Kurt Busch) July 2 — Coke Zero 400 (David Ragan) 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. Sep. 4 — Labor Day Classic 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 10 — One Last Race To Make The Chase 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 18 — Chicagoland 400, Joliet, Ill. Sep. 25 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Oct. 2 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 9 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 15 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 23 — Talladega 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 30 — TUMS 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 6 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 13 — Kobalt Tools 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 20 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-Non-points race

Sprint Cup standings 1. Kevin Harvick.................................................. 586 2. Carl Edwards................................................. 581 3. Kyle Busch..................................................... 576 4. Kurt Busch..................................................... 570 5. Matt Kenseth.................................................. 564 6. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 564 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 534 8. Jeff Gordon.................................................... 519 9. Clint Bowyer................................................... 505 10. Ryan Newman............................................. 498 11. Denny Hamlin.............................................. 495 12. Tony Stewart................................................ 494 13. Greg Biffle..................................................... 473 14. Juan Pablo Montoya..................................... 468 15. A.J. Allmendinger.......................................... 467

Sprint Cup victories 1. 2. 2. 2. 3. 3. 3. 3. 3. 3. 3. 3.

Kevin Harvick...................................................... 3 Kyle Busch.......................................................... 2 Matt Kenseth....................................................... 2 Jeff Gordon......................................................... 2 Carl Edwards...................................................... 1 Kurt Busch.......................................................... 1 Jimmie Johnson.................................................. 1 Denny Hamlin..................................................... 1 David Ragan....................................................... 1 Regan Smith....................................................... 1 Trevor Bayne...................................................... 1 Brad Keselowski................................................. 1 ———

Nationwide Series schedule Feb. 19 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 26 — Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 (Kyle Busch) March 5 — Sam’s Town 300 (Mark Martin) March 19 — Scotts EZ Seed 300 (Kyle Busch) March 26 — Royal Purple 300 (Kyle Busch) April 8 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (Carl Edwards) April 16 — Aaron’s 312 (Kyle Busch) April 23 — Nashville 300 (Carl Edwards) April 29 — BUBBA burger 250 (Denny Hamlin) May 6 — Royal Purple 200 (Kyle Busch) May 14 — 5-hour ENERGY 200 (Carl Edwards) May 22 — Iowa John Deere Dealers 250 (Ricky Stenhouse Jr.) May 28 — Top Gear 300 (Matt Kenseth) June 4 — STP 300 (Justin Allgaier) June 18 — Alliance Parts 250 (Carl Edwards) June 25 — Bucyrus 200 (Reed Sorenson) July 1 — Subway 250 (Joey Logano) July 8 — Feed The Children 300, Sparta, Ky. July 16 — New England 200, Loudon, N.H. July 23 — Federated Parts 300, Lebanon, Tenn. July 30 — Kroger 200, Indianapolis Aug. 6 — U.S. Cellular 250, Newton, Iowa Aug. 13 — Zippo 200 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 20 — NAPA Auto Parts 200, Montreal Aug. 26 — Food City 250, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 3 — Great Clips 300, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 9 — Virginia 529 College Savings 250, Richmond, Va. Sep. 17 — Dollar General 300, Joliet, Ill. Oct. 1 — OneMain Financial 200, Dover, Del. Oct. 8 — Kansas Lottery 300, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 14 — Dollar General 300, Concord, N.C. Nov. 5 — O’Reilly Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 12 — Wypall 200, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 19 — Ford 300, Homestead, Fla.

Nationwide Series standings 1. Reed Sorenson............................................... 610 2. Elliott Sadler................................................... 601 3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr....................................... 579 4. Justin Allgaier................................................ 573 5. Jason Leffler.................................................. 537 6. Aric Almirola................................................... 529 7. Kenny Wallace............................................... 494 8. Steve Wallace................................................ 467 9. Brian Scott..................................................... 454 10. Michael Annett............................................. 446

Tank McNamara



2011 Women’s World Cup FIRST ROUND

(Top two nations in each group advance)


GP W D L x-Germany.......3 3 0 0 x-France..........3 2 0 1 Nigeria.............3 1 0 2 Canada............3 0 0 3 x-advanced to quarterfinals Tuesday Germany 4, France 2 Nigeria 1, Canada 0


GP W D L x-England........3 2 1 0 x-Japan............3 2 0 1 Mexico.............3 0 2 1 New Zealand...3 0 1 2 x-advanced to quarterfinals Tuesday England 2, Japan 0 New Zealand 2, Mexico 2

GF 7 7 1 1

GA Pts 3 9 4 6 2 3 7 0

GF 5 6 3 4

GA Pts 2 7 3 6 7 2 6 1


GP W D L GF x-U.S...............2 2 0 0 5 x-Sweden.........2 2 0 0 2 Colombia.........1 0 0 2 0 North Korea.....2 0 0 2 0 x-advanced to quarterfinals Today Sweden vs. United States, 1:45 p.m. North Korea vs. Colombia, 1:45 p.m.


GP W D L GF x-Brazil.............2 2 0 0 4 Australia...........2 1 0 1 3 Norway............2 1 0 1 1 Eq. Guinea......2 0 0 2 2 x-advanced to quarterfinals Today Equatorial Guinea vs. Brazil, 11 a.m. Australia vs. Norway, 11 a.m. ———

FedExCup Leaders

Player Points Money 1. Nick Watney.....................1,798..........$4,189,233 2. K.J. Choi..........................1,536..........$3,665,704 3. Luke Donald.....................1,455..........$3,550,248 4. Bubba Watson.................1,448..........$3,017,350 5. Mark Wilson.....................1,321..........$2,690,688 6. Matt Kuchar.....................1,306..........$2,878,861 7. David Toms......................1,280..........$2,920,730 8. Phil Mickelson..................1,261..........$2,496,784 9. Gary Woodland................1,237..........$2,381,229 10. Webb Simpson..............1,230..........$2,466,692 11. Brandt Snedeker............1,191..........$2,392,395 12. Steve Stricker................1,173..........$2,561,139 13. Martin Laird....................1,165..........$2,348,956 14. Jonathan Byrd................1,154..........$2,358,204 15. Jason Day......................1,141..........$2,720,362 16. Rory Sabbatini...............1,137..........$2,200,867 17. Aaron Baddeley.............1,112..........$2,329,848 18. Fredrik Jacobson...........1,112..........$2,026,682 19. Hunter Mahan................1,072..........$2,181,312 20. Charl Schwartzel...............980..........$2,080,921

prep football 2011 Warren County schedules Vicksburg High GA Pts 0 6 0 6 4 0 3 0

GA Pts 0 6 3 3 3 3 4 0


Saturday England vs. France, 11 a.m. Germany vs. Japan, 1:45 p.m. Sunday Group C winner vs. Group D second place, 6 a.m. Group D winner vs. Group C second place, 10:30 a.m.

cycling 2011 Tour de France July 2 — Stage 1: Passage du Gois La Barrede-Monts—Mont des Alouettes Les Herbiers, flat, 191.5 kilometers (119 miles) (Stage: Philippe Gilbert, Belgium; Yellow Jersey: Gilbert) July 3 — Stage 2: Les Essarts, team time trial, 23 (14.3) (Garmin-Cervelo; Thor Hushovd, Norway) July 4 — Stage 3: Olonne-sur-Mer—Redon, flat, 198 (123.0) (Tyler Farrar, United States; Hushovd) July 5 — Stage 4: Lorient—Mur-de-Bretagne, flat, 172.5 (107.2) (Cadel Evans, Australia; Hushovd) July 6 — Stage 5: Carhaix—Cap Frehel, flat, 164.5 (102.2) July 7 — Stage 6: Dinan—Lisieux, flat, 226.5 (140.7) July 8 — Stage 7: Le Mans—Chateauroux, flat, 218 (135.5) July 9 — Stage 8: Aigurande—Super-Besse Sancy, medium mountain, 189 (117.4) July 10 — Stage 9: Issoire—Saint-Flour, medium mountain, 208 (129.2) July 11 — Rest day in Le Lioran Cantal. July 12 — Stage 10: Aurillac—Carmaux, flat, 158 (98.2) July 13 — Stage 11: Blaye-les-Mines—Lavaur, flat, 167.5 (104.1) July 14 — Stage 12: Cugnaux—Luz-Ardiden, high mountain, 211 (131.1) July 15 — Stage 13: Pau—Lourdes, high mountain, 152.5 (94.8) July 16 — Stage 14: Saint-Gaudens—Plateau de Beille, high mountain, 168.5 (104.7) July 17 — Stage 15: Limoux—Montpellier, flat, 192.5 (119.6) July 18 — Rest day in the Drome region. July 19 — Stage 16: Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux— Gap, medium mountain, 162.5 (101) July 20 — Stage 17: Gap—Pinerolo, Italy, high mountain, 179 (111.2) July 21 — Stage 18: Pinerolo—Galibier SerreChevalier, high mountain, 200.5 (124.6) July 22 — Stage 19: Modane Valfrejus—Alped’Huez, high mountain, 109.5 (68.0) July 23 — Stage 20: Grenoble, individual time trial, 42.5 (26.4) July 24 — Stage 21: Creteil—Paris ChampsElysees, flat, 95 (59) Total — 3,430 (2,131.2)

golf 2011 PGA Tour Schedule April 7-10 — The Masters (Charl Schwartzel) April 14-17 — Texas Open (Brendan Steele) April 21-24 — The Heritage (Brandt Snedeker) April 28-May 1 — Zurich Classic (Bubba Watson) May 5-8 — Wells Fargo Championship (Lucas Glover) May 12-15 — The Players Championship (K.J. Choi) May 19-22 — Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (David Toms) May 26-29 — HP Byron Nelson Championship (Keegan Bradley) June 2-5 — Memorial Tournament (Steve Stricker) June 9-12 — St. Jude Classic (Harrison Frazar) June 16-19 — U.S. Open (Rory McIlroy) June 23-26 — Travelers Championship (Fredrik Jacobson) June 30-July 3 — AT&T National (Nick Watney) July 7-10 — John Deere Classic, Silvis, Ill. July 14-17 — British Open, Royal St. George’s, Sandwich, England July 14-17 — Viking Classic, Annandale GC, Madison, Miss. July 21-24 — RBC Canadian Open, Vancouver, British Columbia July 28-31 — The Greenbrier Classic, Greenbrier, W.Va. Aug. 4-7 — WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Akron, Ohio Aug. 4-7 — Reno-Tahoe Open, Reno, Nev. Aug. 11-14 — PGA Championship, Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course), Johns Creek, Ga. Aug. 18-21 — Wyndham Championship, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 25-28 — The Barclays, Edison, N.J. Sept. 2-5 — Deutsche Bank Championship, Norton, Mass. Sept. 15-18 — BMW Championship, Lemont, Ill. Sept. 22-25 — Tour Championship, Atlanta

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. 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 ———

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Porters Chapel 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. Sylva Bay Oct. 14.....................................................*Heidelberg Oct. 21.....................................................Manchester Oct. 28.....................................................*at Prentiss *District 4-A game

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BALTIMORE ORIOLERS—Called up RHP Mitch Atkins from Norfolk (IL). Placed OF Luke Scott on the 15-day DL. NEW YORK YANKEES—Optioned OF Chris Dickerson to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

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ATLANTA BRAVES—Purchased RHP McAllen Thunder from the North American League and assigned him to Rome (SALLY). CHICAGO CUBS—Placed RHP Marcos Mateo on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of RHP Ramon Ortiz from Iowa (PCL). COLORADO ROCKIES—Recalled 3B Ian Stewart from Colorado Springs (PCL). Optioned OF Cole Carner to Colorado Springs. FLORIDA MARLINS—Optioned RHP Jose Ceda to New Orleans (PCL).

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Jeter gets two hits, now four from 3,000

Continued from Page B1. “As you look back on these games, those three runs are huge,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. “Those are huge runs. “We had opportunities, but they turned us away. As short-handed as we are right now, you would have loved to have had those three runs back, that’s for sure.” Uggla added his 13th homer in the sixth. Lowe’s complaint was he faltered soon after his big hit. He issued two walks in Colorado’s two-run fifth. “I think I continue to find ways to make a game, when you seem like you’re in control, to making it close,” Lowe said. “From my standpoint, that’s frustrating. “You get a 4-0 lead and you feel good, and then you end up walking guys.” Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 26th save for the

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Atlanta Braves pitcher Derek Lowe works in the first inning of Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. Braves. Kimbrel matched Jonathan Papelbon’s record for the most saves by a rookie before the All-Star break since 1969. Papelbon, a former Mississippi State star, had 26 saves for Boston before the break in 2006.

CLEVELAND — Derek Jeter’s bid for one of baseball’s most hallowed milestones, the 3,000-hit club, a place none of the New York Yankees’ other greats ever reached, is almost complete. Jeter got two hits — an infield grounder and two-run double — giving him 2,996 in his superb career and CC Sabathia took out any anger for being snubbed as an AllStar by striking out 11 in seven shutout innings Tuesday night, leading the Yankees to a 9-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Jeter doesn’t know yet if he’ll play today in the series finale. Yankees manager Joe Girardi wants to give Jeter some rest and might sit his captain before the team returns to New York to open a four-game series against Tampa Bay on Thursday. “I’ve sat for three weeks,”

said Jeter, who came off the disabled list Monday after sitting out with a calf injury. “It would be hard to sit if I had no hits today or six hits. I want to play.” Girardi said he has not gotten any pressure to keep Jeter out so he can get his 3,000th hit at Yankee Stadium. “No one has ever said a word to me about where he should do it,” Girardi said.

Pujols off DL, sits out in win ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols is more than just one of the best players in baseball. He’s also an incredibly rapid healer. The St. Louis Cardinals activated their three-time NL MVP off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, a month ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken left wrist. Pujols did not play in Tues-

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The Warren County Warriors, a 13-and-under baseball tournament team, will have tryouts on July 13 at 6 p.m. at Halls Ferry Park. The team will play approximately four tournaments in the fall season, and fall players will be given first pick for the 2012 summer season. Players cannot turn 14 before April 30, 2012. For information, call Aaron Jarabica at 601-629-6196. submitted to The Vicksburg Post

The Vicksburg All-Stars won the USSSA 6-year-olds’ state championship at Shiloh Park in Brandon June 25-26. The All-Stars went a perfect 5-0 in the tournament. Team members are, front row from left, Kylan Landers, Lawson Selby, John David Liggett,

A.J. Griffith and Jonathan Wells. Middle row, Jack Wright, Jessie Hallberg, Preston Lynch, Braxton McCurley, Jake Brister and Chase Smith. Back row, coaches Randy Wright, Wayne Lynch, Jake Brister, Charles Selby and Robert Smith.

Equestrian camp at Silver Creek Silver Creek Equestrian Club will host a series of summer riding camps at its arena in Bovina. The camp will cover horse management and riding skills, and will feature instruction for all skill levels. The next camp session is July 25-29. The fees are $250 per session for Silver Creek members with their own horse; $300 for members using a club horse; $350 for

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith will conduct NFL labor talks later this week after letting the lawyers handle paperwork for two days. Attorneys for the NFL and the players’ association are sorting out contract language and details that could speed the process in reaching a new collective bargaining agreement. “The owners will not open the doors without a signed document in place,” a person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “So this paperwork is important to get done” on Tuesday and Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because a judge has directed that details of the court-ordered mediated negotiations not be disclosed. The 1993 collective bargaining agreement was slowed by the volume of paperwork. Tuesday’s meeting lasted until late afternoon. Commissioner Goodell and NFLPA chief Smith were not at the meeting at a Manhattan law firm’s headquarters. On

Thursday, Goodell and Smith will resume their discussions, with owners and players present. Those talks could last into the weekend if a new CBA appears imminent, the person with knowledge of the talks said. The sides did not get together on weekends during negotiations over the last month. Time is gradually becoming a factor in the discussions. Training camps for the Rams and Bears are scheduled to open in less than three weeks, and those teams are scheduled to play in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 7. The rest of the training camps would open about a week later, with a full slate of preseason games set for the second weekend in August. Talks hit a snag last week until U.S Magistrate Judge Arthur Boylan, the court-appointed mediator, stepped in and got both sides “back on track,” the person said. After some problems last Thursday in Minneapolis, a twohour session on Friday was productive.

Woods Continued from Page B1.

Vicksburg Racquet Club youth sports camps The Vicksburg Racquet Club at Vicksburg Country Club will host its Kid’s Tennis and Swim Camp for ages 5-11, from July 11-15. Each camp day is 9 a.m. until noon and the price for each camp is $85. The country club will also host a golf, tennis and swim camp with two dates, July 18-22 and July 25-29. Each camp day is 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and the price for each camp is $200. Club pro Sarah Summerfield offers string service for racquets and the price is $15 plus the cost of string. For information, call Sarah Summerfield at 973-271-7573 or e-mail her at

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox traded outfielder Mike Cameron to the Florida Marlins on Tuesday, less than a week after cutting the three-time Gold Glove winner.

NFL, union attorneys sifting through papers

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The annual Governor’s Cup youth baseball tournament is scheduled for July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7, and registration is now open. Even-numbered age groups (6-, 8-, 10-, 12- and 14-and-under) will play the first weekend, while oddnumbered ages (7-, 9-, 11- and 13-and-under) will play the second weekend. There will also be a 16-andunder and an 8-year-olds’ kid pitch tournament Aug. 5-7. The entry fee is $325 per team, or $550 for both weekends. To register online, visit

Red Sox trade Cameron to Marlins

The Red Sox sent the 38-year-old Cameron and cash to the Marlins for either a player to be named or cash. Cameron hit just .149 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 33 games for Boston this season. The Red Sox designated him for assignment last Thursday. Cameron is a career .249 hitter with 272 homers and 296 stolen bases, and a threetime Gold Glove winner in 16 major-league seasons. The Marlins will be his eighth team. “We’ve been poking around and wanted to add a veteran presence here to help with some of our younger guys,” Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said. The Marlins planned to activate Cameron today. To make room on the roster for Cameron, the team optioned right-hander Jose Ceda to Triple-A New Orleans.


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day’s 8-1 win over Cincinnati. But manager Tony La Russa said he expected Pujols to be in the lineup tonight. The Cardinals initially believed Pujols would be out six weeks after getting hurt June 19 against Kansas City. Tuesday was the first day Pujols was eligible to return from the DL. He said he’d predicted 15 days would be enough. “Does it surprise you?” the star first baseman asked. “It doesn’t surprise me. A lot of people praying for me and I believe all the prayers are being answered.”

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The Vicksburg Vortex won the State Games of Mississippi U12 girls soccer tournament in Meridian June 18-20. Team members are, front row from left, Jada Lee, Brittney Palmer, Georgia Fulwood, Katelyn Morson, non-members using a club horse; and an additional $75 to board a horse at Silver Creek during the camp. For information and enrollment forms, call Silver Creek Equestrian Club at 601638-8988, or instructor Tim Anderson at 228-697-2120.

Warren Central baseball tryouts Tryouts for Warren Central’s baseball team will be held July 18 and 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. each day at Viking Field. Tryouts are open to all students in grades 8-12. Players must have a current physical and bring their own equipment. For information, call coach Josh Abraham at 662-7699001.

Anne Stewart Piazza and Laurin Summerlin. Back row, from left, are coach Alton Jones, Jaime Gilliam, Amber Meade, Abby Grant, Mary Ranager, Virgie Demby and coach Maurice Gilliam.

Vicksburg High cross country tryouts

Arrowhead golf tournaments

The Vicksburg High School cross country team will hold a meeting for interested boys and girls in grades 7-12 on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Vicksburg High School girls’ fieldhouse. For information, call coach Jerry Bourne at 601-270-0753.

The Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour will host the AJGT Crown Buick Invitational at English Turn golf course in New Orleans on July 18 and 19. Entry deadline is Monday. To register visit

Swim lessons at City Pool Registration is now open for swim lessons at City Pool. Lessons are available for children ages 6 months to 18 years, as well as adults. The next session of lessons runs from July 18-29. For information, call City Pool at 601-645-4516.

VGSA hosting all-star tournament The Vicksburg Girls Softball Association will host an all-star tournament on Saturday at Bazinsky Park. The tournament is open to all league players. Games begin at 9 a.m. In addition to softball, there will be inflatables for children and door prizes.

at The Players, but it’s a big event, and I wanted to be there to support the tour,” he said. “I’ve got to learn from what I did there and do it right this time and not come back until I’m ready.” Woods didn’t say whether he expected to play in the final major, the PGA Championship, which starts Aug. 11 at the Atlanta Athletic Club. As he mentioned last week at Aronimink, he doesn’t have any idea when he will compete next. He said he has not hit golf balls since May 12. “I wouldn’t go over there

just to show up,” he said. “I’d go over there to win the golf tournament, so I need to obviously get my body ready so I can practice and eventually play.” Woods has slipped to No. 17 in the world, and is likely to be out of the top 20 after the British Open. He also is No. 116 in the FedEx Cup standings on the PGA Tour, and only the top 125 qualify for the playoffs. If he doesn’t return for the PGA Championship, he wouldn’t be eligible for any PGA Tour events until October.


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Author Anne LaBastille, Adirondack ‘Woodswoman’ dies at 75 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Anne LaBastille, the environmentalist, sometime hermit and author whose “Woodswoman” autobiographies inspired others to venture into the wilderness, has died at a nursing home in Plattsburgh. She was 75. The city clerk’s office confirmed a death certificate was filed for LaBastille but would not release other details. Friends said she was ill the past few years but still owned a farm near Lake Champlain, as well as the cabin that she and friends built on Twitchell Lake in the western Adirondacks. Her autobiographies began with “Woodswoman,” a 1976

thing is, she was a role model, an inspiration for a great many other women, young women,” said Dick Beamish, a friend and founder o f Ad i r o n d a c k Explorer magazine. “She had a devoted following, both male and female. I think she inspired a genThe associated press eration or maybe Anne LaBastille two of young account of cabin life on what women who love she euphemistically called nature with what they could Black Bear Lake. It has sold do with their lives, how to put more than 100,000 copies. it to good use, be independent “Probably the most important and not live in the shadow of

husbands or others.” LaBastille wrote a dozen books, as well as articles and essays for National Geographic and other magazines. She cut a striking figure with long blonde, later white, hair and often was accompanied by her German shepherds. Born in Montclair, N.J., in 1935, LaBastille earned a Ph.D. from Cornell in wildlife ecology. She was married for several years to Major Bowes, proprietor of Covewood Lodge on Big Moose Lake, where she worked. LaBastille was a commissioner of New York’s Adirondack Park Agency for 17 years,





best of it.” Bowes recalled that the cabin, which had no road leading to it, was built too close to the lake, a land-use violation that prompted a neighbor to complain. Friends slid logs underneath it and inched it back in a rainstorm, while LaBastille worked away at her typewriter inside. APA Chairman Curtis Stiles said LaBastille’s legacy included helping international organizations establish nature parks in other parts of the world. She was one of the first people to attract national media attention to acid rain deposition in the Adirondack watershed.


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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “The Legend of Lucy Keyes” — A couple, Julie Delpy and Justin Theroux, and their two daughters move into a house haunted by a girl who disappeared in 1755./7 on LMN n SPORTS MLB — Derek Jeter continues his pursuit of 3,000 career hits when he leads the Yankees against the Cleveland Indians./6 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Love in the Wild” — The remaining couples navigate a maze of hanging bridges and encounter flying bats, caves Julia Delpy and rope-swinging adventures./9 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 Della Reese, actress-singer, 80; Ned Beatty, actor, 74; Jeannie Seely, country singer, 71; Burt Ward, actor, 66; Sylvester Stallone, actor, 65; Geoffrey Rush, actor, 60; Nanci Griffith, singer, 58; Inspectah Deck, rapper, 41; 50 Cent, rapper, 35; Jeremy Suarez, actor, 21. n DEATH Cy Twombly — The celebrated American painter Cy Twombly whose large-scale paintings featuring scribbles, graffiti and unusual materials fetched millions at auction has died at 83. Gagosian Gallery spokeswoman Virginia Coleman said Twombly, who had cancer for a number of years, died Tuesday. Eric Mezil, director of the Lambert Collection in Avignon, France, where a Twombly show opened in June, said he died in Rome. Twombly is known for his abstract works combining painting and drawing techniques, repetitive lines and the use of graffiti, letters and words. In 2010, he painted a ceiling of the Louvre museum, the first artist given the honor since Georges Braque in the 1950s.


Sheen next roastee for Comedy Central There should be no shortage of material. Comedy Central said Tuesday that Charlie Sheen has agreed to be the subject of its next celebrity roast. It will be taped in Los Angeles and will be shown on Sept. 19. That also happens to be the same night that Ashton Kutcher debuts as Sheen’s replacement in the CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men.” Sheen was thrown off the show after his hard partying Charlie Sheen forced a production shutdown. The two programs won’t compete directly. The Comedy Central roast is scheduled for 9 p.m., an hour after “Two and a Half Men.” Sheen says: “You could say I’ve been providing kindling for this roast for a while. It’s time to light it up. It’s going to be epic.”

Le Bon’s voice problems cancel tour Veteran New Romantic band Duran Duran has called off its summer tour because frontman Simon Le Bon is recovering from voice problems. The European tour had been due to start in Dublin next week and continue through midSeptember. Le Bon said Tuesday he had damaged muscles controlling his vocal cords, leaving him unable Simon to hit top notes, and had been advised to unLe Bon dergo physical therapy. He said it was unclear how long he would take to recover. But he added: “I am doing everything I can to work through this and get back on track as soon as possible.” Duran Duran became superstars in the 1980s with hits including “Wild Boys” and “Rio.” The band’s latest album is the Mark Ronson-produced “All You Need is Now.”

Gordon-Levitt seeks stories for series Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is thinking really small. It Books is collaborating with Gordon-Levitt’s online production company hitRECord on “The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories.” It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, announced Tuesday that a series of books are planned, featuring very brief stories and illustrations submitted by the public. The first volume is scheduled for December and potential contributors can make Joseph submissions to Royalties Gordon-Levitt will be paid for published work, but no advances. Gordon-Levitt is known for such films as “Inception” and for the sitcom “Third Rock from the Sun.”

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Eatery happy as clam with chowder title A restaurant celebrating its 25th anniversary this year also is celebrating the prestigious title of Boston’s Best Chowder. More than 200 gallons of clam chowder were ladled out to thousands of people at a contest called Chowderfest in Boston Sunday to determine who makes New England’s signature dish of clams, cream and potatoes the best. The winner: Clancy’s Restaurant in Dennisport, on Cape Cod. Clancy’s Restaurant and tavern manager Joan Perez said a lot of passion and late-night hours by the “incredible” kitchen staff went into the chowder. She said the chowder title is especially dear to the Clancy’s staff because owner Guy Erickson died in April.

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Jimmy, Rosalynn Carter mark 65 years together ATLANTA (AP) — President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, endured the grind of political campaigns and the pressure cooker of the White House. But their marriage faced its stiffest test in the years after his presidency ended. For the couple, who will celebrate their 65th anniversary Thursday, it came when they decided to write a book together in the mid-1980s. Soon, they were sending each other nasty notes and squabbling about minor differences. They were ready to hand back their book advance when an editor arranged a ceasefire: Each would write their own sections, and sign them with their initial. “They’re not all disagreements. There are some things I knew and that you knew we wanted to put in,” Rosalynn says now of writing the 1987 book, “Everything to Gain: Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life.” Jimmy cuts in. “Well, I would say they were disagreements,” he said, adding with a chuckle: “I was amazed at how paltry Rosa’s memory was.” There are bound to be some tense moments in the secondlongest marriage in the history of the American presidency. In the long line of American presidents and first ladies, only George H.W. and Barbara Bush have been married longer. The Carters have known each other for more than 80 years, dating back to when the president was 4 years old and he lived down the street from Rosalynn, who was just an infant. Rosalynn was best friends with Jimmy’s little sister, but the two didn’t start dating until Jimmy returned to southwest Georgia in 1945 while on leave from the U.S. Naval Academy. As he tells it, he was seeing a local beauty queen at the time but he agreed to a date with

Rapture predictor recovering in nursing home OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California radio preacher who predicted the world’s end on May 21 has been moved to a nursing home, where he is recovHarold ering from Camping a stroke he suffered last month. Harold Camping’s daughter confirms her father recently moved from an area hospital to a skilled nursing facility. He is undergoing rehabilitation there to regain his strength following the June 9 stroke. Camping’s Family Radio network is working to replace the 89-year-old’s show, Open Forum, with interim programming. The station has been playing repeats since his stroke. It’s unclear if the show will return.

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President Jimmy Carter kisses his wife, Rosalynn Carter, on the inaugural stand at the Capitol after he is sworn-in in 1977.

Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn Carter Rosalynn because he wanted an excuse to go see a movie. By the time it was over, he was smitten. “The next morning I told my mother she’s the one I want to marry,” he said. “It was just an overnight infatuation, a love affair with me.” Rosalynn wasn’t so sure. She

rejected his first marriage proposal — “I was very young,” she explained — before acceding a few months later. These days, Carter likes to say Rosalynn is his most trusted adviser and his equal partner. He brings her along on trips around the world brokering peace deals and fighting

diseases, and he makes sure to arrange plenty of time for the media to hear about her latest project. But it wasn’t always so. When Jimmy resigned from the Navy and returned to their hometown of Plains, Ga., to take over his ailing father’s peanut business, he said it was a snap decision. And he only told Rosalynn he was running for the Georgia Senate as he was changing into a suit before driving to town to qualify as a candidate. “That’s a strange thing and now a great mystery to me,” he said. “The first few years I made the basic decisions, and I would just inform Rosalynn what I had decided.” S h e c u t s i n : “ To t a l housewife.” “Now it’s inconceivable to me because I don’t make any decisions now without asking Rosalynn first, and generally I just do what she suggests,” he said.

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Wife wants husband to shed light on affairs Dear Abby: How can I forget and forgive my husband for his actions? It has been only a few months since I found out about his affairs — which lasted over four months with three different women. One was more intense than the others. He says he has broken off all contact with them and is only with me now. When I learned about the affairs, I had no information other than he was having one. Someone I didn’t know told me, so I did not have much to go on. I have asked my husband some questions, but he refuses to answer them.



He says I should let it go and move on, that my questions will lead to no good, and if I don’t stop I’m going to push him away. I think about what he has done and different scenarios daily and try to ignore the hurt, but it’s hard. Should I ask questions, should he answer


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Cancer (June 21-July 22) — There’s a possibility that you could be a bit disorganized when getting your operation in gear at first, but don’t worry, you’ll quickly get your act together and achieve impressive results. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — There is a chance that your first ideas might not be your best ones, but if you are prepared to make adjustments, everything will work out great. Your second thoughts will be the clincher. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Take plenty of time to be a comparison shopper, because you could be somewhat of a compulsive buyer right now. It might take a bit of digging to unearth the bargains. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Those with whom you’ll be involved either socially or business-wise will take their cues from you. If you’re easygoing, they’ll respond in kind. If you’re abrasive, so will they. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — A pal of yours who is much better at engineering a loan than paying one off could tap you for an advance. Don’t be caught off guard and let him or her hit you up. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Put friendship above a personal desire that can be satisfied at another time, especially when dealing with a sensitive chum. Hurt feelings happen quicker than reconciliation. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Don’t jump to conclusions and catalogue information as fact until you’ve had time to check things out. Early news could be either far too limited or extremely distorted. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Only when you have the time to fully develop any opportunities that are presently at hand will you know for sure where they will take you. Don’t prematurely assume the results. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Most good things that happen will be the result of you using your smarts and talents to the fullest. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Although you might feel a bit uneasy about someone doing something for you, you’ll stand back and let the person do it. You won’t interfere unless you need to. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — If you could use some help, don’t suffer in silence — let your needs be known. There are a number of people who’ll step up to the plate and knock out a dinger for you. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Don’t worry, you’ll have the edge should you find yourself smack in the middle of a competitive involvement. Use all your energy concentrating on winning.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m 18 and have been dating the sweetest guy in the world. My whole world came crashing down last week. He broke up with me when he found out his ex-girlfriend is three months pregnant. He said that the baby was, indeed, his and that he is going to take responsibility for the child and marry his ex-girlfriend. When I asked him if he loved her, he said he really didn’t know, but that he would find out for sure after they were married. Both Nathan and his ex-girlfriend are 19. I’ve encouraged Nathan to talk the girl into having an abortion, but he said he couldn’t do that. I honestly think she got pregnant just to get Nathan to go back with her, and I think it’s stupid for him to marry her if he’s not sure that he loves her. I feel cheated and left out in the cold. What can I do to make him understand that we love each other and belong together? A lot of guys get girls pregnant, but they don’t wind up marrying them. — Nameless, Tulsa, Okla. Nameless: I realize you are extremely disappointed in losing a boyfriend, but he did what he felt was right by taking responsibility for his actions, and I commend him for that. Look for another boyfriend. Dr. Wallace: My boyfriend and I broke up because he was getting too serious. My mom liked my boyfriend and keeps telling me how she wishes we were back together. She thinks I broke his heart since he never calls me anymore. My mom knows that I get upset when she talks about him, but she continues anyway. Help! — Angie, Yorba Linda, Calif. Angie: Maybe the written word can do more than the spoken word. Show your mom today’s column, and she might realize that you are serious about her not discussing your ex-boyfriend. Stick by your decision. Be motivated by what’s right for you, not by pity for him. He will survive. Teens: Are you closer to your mother or your father? If you said mother, you are in the overwhelming majority of teens. After polling nearly 5,700 teens across the country, a teen magazine found that only 17 percent said they are closer to their fathers, while 62 percent said they are closer to their mothers. The other 21 percent said they felt equally close to both parents. And it wasn’t just the girls who felt more comfortable with mom. While 56 percent of the girls felt closer to mom, 59 percent of the boys did, too. What was the main reason for teens feeling this way? Both girls and boys felt it was a lot easier talking with mom because dads were generally grumpier. It must be noted that the 5,700 teens are a minute number of the millions of teens in the United States, but these findings are interesting. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

them, and will this pain ever go away? We are “trying,” and I’m running mostly on love and the hope that our relationship will survive. — In Pain in Pittsburgh Dear in Pain: Of course you should be asking questions because you have the right to know the answers. And if your husband is truly repentant, he should answer them. Your pain will persist unless you both have counseling to understand what triggered his fourmonth “fling.” If he refuses to go, go without him. Frankly, I am troubled by your statement that your

husband is threatening you’ll push him away if you pursue the answers you deserve. That doesn’t appear to me to be the behavior of a contrite spouse. If you haven’t already done so, see your physician and be tested for STDs. All of the emotions you’re experiencing are normal, but whether your relationship will survive under the present circumstances is debatable.

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

Stem cell debate abounds amid ongoing research Dear Dr. Gott: Is there any treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using stem cell research here in the United States or overseas? I’m interested. Dear Reader: There are two types of stem cells: embryonic and adult. Embryonic cells are taken from fertilized eggs or aborted fetuses and have been found useful for medical research because they have the capability of producing cells for almost every tissue in the body. Adult cells are not as desirable because they are designated for specific cells such as blood, muscle, skin and intestines and are difficult to harvest. Oddly enough, “adult” is something of a misnomer because people of every age have them. Stem cells have the ability to generate new tissue, cure some diseases, test drugs and help researchers understand why some cells develop in an abnormal manner. Once this is completely understood, scientists may be able to determine how to prevent some diseases. Stem cell research is extremely promising for several disorders, yet the controversy continues. There is a belief by opponents that fertilized eggs are actually human beings with rights. Supporters take the position that fertilized eggs are donated with the approval of the couples involved and would likely be discarded, eliminating the potential for any eggs to become human beings. On the positive side, scientists have developed a successful technique for generating stem cells from mice without destroying the embryo; however, the technique hasn’t been used on either human or embryonic tissue at this writing. You can find more information from the International Society of Stem Cell Research, Dear Dr. Gott: Your articles regarding sleep deprivation and job performance are of interest. I sailed as a licensed deck officer aboard U.S.-flag oil tankers for 10 years after graduating from California Maritime Academy many years ago. I’m suggesting that any future study of sleepdeprived persons add the men and women who work on merchant ships. I did not sail for Exxon (it was BP) but had the same route into and out of Valdez, Alaska, during the late 1980s and believe a lot of what attributed to the Exxon ship grounding on the reef was caused by the crew’s lack of sleep. When the tankers were loading/discharging, I was lucky to get four hours of sleep a day. Sometimes the job had us awake around the clock until the cargo was finished, and then we’d sail off to the next dock. I quit the race more than 22 years ago, found a shore job and never looked back. Dear Reader: You bring up a very good point that I may have failed to emphasize adequately — safety. When by necessity we work long hours without relief or adequate sleep, everyone around us pays the price. We become cranky, short-tempered, and find ourselves performing tasks with a hit-or-miss approach, simply to get the



job done. The quality of work suffers and can lead to truly devastating results. We are often troubled with family issues, extra-heavy work loads, coordinating tasks that seem to pile up, caring for children, grandchildren or the elderly, meeting seemingly impossible schedules. The results are less than optimal. If we must get a family member to school or a soccer game by a specific time and start off late because of work overload, we tend to drive faster to make up the time. Not only are we endangering ourselves and our loved ones, we are also endangering other drivers and pedestrians who may be nearby. And it’s all because of fatigue, overload and sheer exhaustion.

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

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE Wednesday, ESTATE OF WILLIAM FOR July 6, 2011 MCGEHEE, DECEASED 1009 FirsHARVEY t East, Old Town, Vicksburg, MS-MCGEHEE, Fully renovated single-storyPROBATE Victorian across EXECUTOR NO: from Anchuca--1820 sf, 2-3 bedrooms, 2 full 2011-049PR baths, living, dining, kitchen w/ island, laundry, AFFIDAVIT OF NOTICE TO office, foyer, gallery front porch, & private drive, CREDITORS COMES NOW,parking Harvey& side porchqualified entries. McGehee, the duly Granite,ofmarble, and acting Executor the solid above Estate and afterwood, being exposed duly sworn states and brick, stainless steel-deposes: 1. That the Estate 209,000. of William Ford$McGehee was duly opened by the Warren County Chancery Court on the 21st day of April, 2011; 2. That Harvey McGehee as Executor carefully examined the collective records of William Ford McGehee, deceased, so as to ascertain all of his known or reasonably known debts and creditors; and, 3. That to the best knowledge 601-634-8303 Office of Harvey McGehee, Executor, there Mobile are no other 601-218-8201 debts owed or creditors of Cindy Roberson 601-415-5880 1022 Monroe St. â&#x20AC;˘ Vicksburg, MSof39183-2552 the Estate William Ford McGehee. WITNESS the signature of the undersigned on this the 6th day of June, 2011. /s/ Harvey Mcgehee HARVEY MCGEHEE FREE LABRADOR ONLY STATE OF MISSISSIPPI SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED to good home. Black, full NOTICE OF SALE COUNTY OF Hinds TRUSTEE'S SALE blooded (no papers), male, WHEREAS, on October 10, PERSONALLY appeared UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of 6 months old, current shots, 2001, Frank Singleton Jr. before me, the undersigned the terms and provisions of Heart Guard and Advantix. and Earline Singleton, authority in and for the that certain deed of trust For interview, 601-757Husband and Wife executed aforesaid County and State, executed by Timothy Q. 6143, 601-218-4006. a certain deed of trust to J the within named, HARVEY DeRossette and Lucille H. Allen Derivaux, Trustee for MCGEHEE, who as DeRossette to E. Scott KEEP UP WITH all the lothe benefit of New Century Executor of the Estate of Verhine, Trustee, for the cal news and sales...SubMortgage Corporation which William For McGehee, scribe to The Vicksburg benefit of the beneficiary deed of trust is of record in deceased, stated that the Post TODAY!! Call 601named therein to secure the the office of the Chancery above affidavit and 636-4545, Circulation. payment of the indebtedness information contained therein Clerk of Warren County, therein described, said deed is true and correct to the best State of Mississippi in Book of trust being dated October 1281 at Page 683 and of his knowledge. 30, 2001, and being duly re-recorded in Book 1709 at /s/ Quentin A. Brewer recorded in Book 1337 at Page 79; and NOTARY PUBLIC Page 518 of the Land WHEREAS, said Deed of My Commission Expires: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Credit problems? Records of Warren County, Trust was subsequently November 26, 2013 No problem!â&#x20AC;? Mississippi, and under and assigned to U.S. Bank N.A., (SEAL) No way. The Federal by virtue of the authority Publish: 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6 in its capacity as Trustee for Trade Commission says Morgan Stanley Dean Witter vested in me, G. K. (Jed) (4t) no company can legally Capital I Inc. Trust 2001-NC4 Mihalyka, as Substituted remove accurate and timely by instrument dated Trustee, by that certain information from your credit SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S February 16, 2011 and instrument executed by the report. Learn about managrecorded in Book 1520 at legal holder and owner of the NOTICE OF SALE ing credit and debt at WHEREAS, on March 25, Page 618 of the aforesaid indebtedness therein 2005, Benjamin S. Sasser Chancery Clerk's office; and described, filed on the 1st A message from and Jennifer S. Sasser, WHEREAS, U.S. Bank N.A., day of June, 2009, and The Vicksburg Post executed a certain deed of in its capacity as Trustee for spread at large upon the and the FTC. trust to Peter T. Burns, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter records and duly recorded in Capital I Inc. Trust 2001-NC4 Trustee for the benefit of Book 1496 at Page 286 of has heretofore substituted J. Center For Mortgage Electronic the Land Records of Warren Gary Massey as Trustee by Registration Systems, Inc., Pregnancy Choices County, Mississippi, instrument dated March 3, which deed of trust is of Free Pregnancy Tests pursuant to the power and 2011 and recorded in the record in the office of the (non-medical facility) authority vested in me as aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Chancery Clerk of Warren ¡ Education on All Substituted Trustee, default Office in Book 1520 at Page County, State of Mississippi Options having been made in the 619; and in Book 1523 at Page 159; payments provided for in ¡ Confidential CounWHEREAS, default having and said deed of trust, and by seling been made in the terms and WHEREAS, said Deed of reason of said default the conditions of said deed of Call 601-638-2778 Trust was subsequently whole of the indebtedness trust and the entire debt sefor appt assigned to EverBank by secured by said deed of cured thereby having been www.vicksburgpregnaninstrument dated May 25, trust, with interest thereon, declared to be due and 2011 and recorded in Book was declared and became payable in accordance with 1524 at Page 9 of the due and payable, the same the terms of said deed of aforesaid Chancery Clerk's remaining unpaid, I, the trust, U.S. Bank N.A., in its Effective March 25, office; and undersigned, G. K. (Jed) capacity as Trustee for 2011 The Horizon WHEREAS, EverBank has Mihalyka, as Substituted Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Trustee, at the request of the heretofore substituted J. Capital I Inc. Trust chipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s were Gary Massey as Trustee by beneficiary of said deed of 2001-NC4, the legal holder discontinued. You may instrument dated May 26, trust, will, between the legal of said indebtedness, having redeem Horizon hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 2011 and recorded in the requested the undersigned aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Substituted Trustee to p.m. on the 21st day of July, Casino chipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s execute the trust and sell Office in Book 1524 at Page 2011, before the main endurning normal said land and property in 10; and trance of the Warren County business hours at the accordance with the terms of Courthouse in the City of WHEREAS, default having said deed of trust and for the Grand Station Casino Vicksburg, County of been made in the terms and purpose of raising the sums Warren, State of Mississippi, conditions of said deed of cage through July 25, due thereunder, together expose for sale and sell at trust and the entire debt se2011 with attorney's fees, trustee's public auction to the highest cured thereby having been fees and expense of sale. bidder for cash, the property declared to be due and ENDING HOMELESSNOW, THEREFORE, I, J. conveyed by said deed of payable in accordance with NESS. WOMEN with chilGary Massey, Substituted trust being in the County of the terms of said deed of dren or without are you in Trustee in said deed of trust, Warren and State of trust, EverBank, the legal need of shelter? Mountain will on July 27, 2011 offer for Mississippi and described as holder of said indebtedness, of Faith Ministries/ Womsale at public outcry and sell follows, to-wit: having requested the underen's Restoration Shelter. within legal hours (being Part of Lots Ten (10) and signed Substituted Trustee Certain restrictions apply, between the hours of 11:00 Eleven (11) of that certain to execute the trust and sell 601-661-8990. Life coacha.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the survey in the city of said land and property in acing available by appointWest Door of the County Vicksburg, Mississippi, cordance with the terms of ment. Courthouse of Warren known as National Park said deed of trust and for the County, located at Addition, a plat of which purpose of raising the sums Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the Is the one you is recorded in Book 69 at due thereunder, together highest and best bidder for page 149 and a love with attorney's fees, trustee's cash the following described supplemental plat in Book 69 fees and expense of sale. property situated in Warren hurting you? at page 152 of the Land NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. County, State of Mississippi, Call Records in the office of the Gary Massey, Substituted to-wit: Haven House Family Chancery Clerk, All of that certain lot Trustee in said deed of trust, Warren County, Mississippi; Shelter will on July 20, 2011 offer for designated as "Part C" of the Beginning at the Southwest Subdivision of Lots 39, 40 sale at public outcry and sell 601-638-0555 or corner of Lot and 45 in Square 11 within legal hours (being be1-800-898-0860 Eleven (11), being the point Springfield, made by J.W. tween the hours of 11:00 Services available to of intersection of the North Short under decree of the a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the women & children who are line of Markham Chancery Court of Warren West Door of the County victims of Street with the east line of Courthouse of Warren Coun- County, Mississippi, the plat domestic violence and/or Second Street; and running ty, located at Vicksburg, Mis- of said Subdivision being homeless: Shelter, counduly recorded in Deed Book thence in a easterly sissippi, to the highest and 55, at Pages 446 and 447 of seling, group support. direction, along the north line best bidder for cash the folthe land Records in the office (Counseling available by of Markham Street, a dislowing described property of the clerk of the Chancery appt.) tance of Seventy situated in Warren County, Court of Warren County, (70) feet; and running thence State of Mississippi, to-wit: Mississippi. Said "Part C" in a northerly direction on a PARCEL ONE having a frontage on KEEP UP WITH all the parallel with Lot Nine (9) Fairhill Jefferson Street of One local news and sales...Second Street a distance of Subdivision, as plat of which Hundred Forty-Seven (147) subscribe to The Vicksone hundred (100) feet; and is recorded in Book 116 at burg Post Today! Call feet and six (6) inches and a running thence Page 208 of the Land 601-636-4545, frontage on Farmer Street of in a westerly direction on a Records of Warren County, ask for Circulation. seventy-Five (75) feet. line parallel with Markham Mississippi, and described Less and Except that certain street a distance as follows: To get to the Parcel conveyed by Quit of Seventy (70) feet to the Runaway point of beginning, begin at Claim Deed of Record in east line of Second Street; Are you 12 to 17? Book 1218, Page 473. Vicksburg National Military and running thence Alone? Scared? I WILL CONVEY only such Park Boundary Stone No. in a southerly direction, title as vested in me as Call 601-634-0640 anyalong the east line of Second 575 and run thence south 0 Substituted Trustee. time or 1-800-793-8266 degrees 8' West, 186.43 Street, a distance We can help! feet; thence South 9 degrees WITNESS MY SIGNATURE of one hundred (100) feet to on this 29th day of One child, 4' East 105.30 feet; thence the point of beginning. Being June, 2011. South 7 degrees 55'East, one day at a time. in Square 7. J. Gary Massey 123.20 feet; thence South 7 The sale of this property will SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE degrees 55' East, 126.06 be made subject to any and Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. feet; thence south 17 deDonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss a day of all prior liens against said grees 28'West 123.57 feet to 1910 Lakeland Drive property and I will convey Suite B The Vicksburg Post! an iron pipe which is the only such title as is vested in MS 39216 Our ePost now point of beginning and which Jackson, me as Trustee. (601)981-9299 pipe marks a corner common available! WITNESS my signature on 416 Farmer Street to Lot Four (4), Six (6), Nine this the 28th of June, 2011. Vicksburg, MS 39183 Call 601-636-4545, (9) and Ten (10) of Fairhill ______________________ 11-002154LB Circulation for details! Subdivision; thence South 17 Publish: 7/6, 7/13, 7/28(3t) G. K. (JED)MIHALYKA degrees 28'West 76.92 feet; Substituted Trustee thence South 11 degrees 49' G. K. Mihalyka West, 258 feet to an iron Attorney at Law pipe on the east line of 919 Belmont Street Churchill Drive; thence along P. O. Box 1446 the east line of Churchill Vicksburg, MS 39181 Drive North 23 degrees 601-638-4151 35'West, 169.75 feet; thence FAX: 601-638-9181 North 9 degrees 13' West MSB #03016 Publish: 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 93.55 feet; thence North 6 degrees 57'West 72.25 feet (4t) to the northwest corner of Lot Nine (9); thence leaving IN THE CHANCERY Churchill Drive and running COURT OF WARREN North 87 degrees 56' East, COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN 167.88 feet to the point of THE MATTER OF THE beginning. ESTATE OF WILLIAM FOR PARCEL TWO MCGEHEE, DECEASED Beginning at a point on the HARVEY MCGEHEE, EXECUTOR PROBATE NO: East right-of-way line of Churchill Drive, said point 2011-049PR being the Southwest corner AFFIDAVIT OF NOTICE TO of Lot 10, Fairhill SubdiviCREDITORS sion, Part One; thence run COMES NOW, Harvey along the South line of said McGehee, the duly qualified Lot 10, N 87 degrees 56' E, and acting Executor of the above Estate and after being 167.85 feet to the southeast corner of said Lot 10; thence duly sworn states and run N 89 degrees 24'W, deposes: 1. That the Estate 121.47 feet; thence run S 81 of William Ford McGehee degrees 00'W, 46.85 feet to was duly opened by the the point of beginning, Warren County Chancery containing 0.011 acre, Court on the 21st day of more or less April, 2011; 2. That Harvey I WILL CONVEY only such McGehee as Executor title as vested in me as carefully examined the collective records of William Substituted Trustee. Ford McGehee, deceased, WITNESS MY SIGNATURE so as to ascertain all of his on this 23rd day of June, known or reasonably known 2011. debts and creditors; and, 3. J. Gary Massey That to the best knowledge SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE of Harvey McGehee, Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. Executor, there are no other 1910 Lakeland Drive, debts owed or creditors of Suite B the Estate of William Ford Jackson, MS 39216 McGehee. (601)981-9299 WITNESS the signature of 109 CHURCHILL DR the undersigned on this the Vicksburg, MS 39180 6th day of June, 2011. 11-002268GW /s/ Harvey Mcgehee Publish: 6/29, 7/6, 7/13(3t) HARVEY MCGEHEE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Hinds PERSONALLY appeared before me, the undersigned authority in and for the

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE By virtue of that certain Deed of Trust made on the 18th day of January, 2006, by J. D. Hoben, Jr., and Darlene Hoben to J. Patrick Caldwell, Trustee, subsequently replaced by Lauren Roberts Cappaert, Substituted Trustee, pursuant to valid Substitution of Trustee which is recorded in Deed Book 1522 at Page 484 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, to secure certain indebtedness therein mentioned for the benefit of BancorpSouth Bank, which Deed of Trust is duly recorded in Book 1579 at Page 325 of the Records of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust on Land in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and pursuant to the power and authority vested in me, as Substituted Trustee, and at the request of the owner of said indebtedness, default having been made in the payment due thereunder as described in Promissory Note by said Deed of Trust secured and the payment of the interest thereunder accruing and the holder and the owner of the Note having elected under the terms of said Deed of Trust to declare said Note due and payable as by said Deed of Trust authorized, and the same remaining unpaid, I, Lauren Roberts Cappaert, as Substituted Trustee, will between the legal hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, the 14th day of July, 2011, at the main front door of the Cherry Street side of the county courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, expose for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property conveyed by said Deed of Trust, said property being situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, being described as follows: PARCEL ONE: Beginning on the North side of State Highway 27, at a point which lies South 53 degrees 00 minutes East, a distance of 170.8 feet from Triangulation Station #27.1, which said Triangular Station was set by the United States Government near the East edge of old U. S. Highway 80, at its intersection with said State Highway 27; thence from said point of beginning run North 28 degrees 50 minutes West, a distance of 43.6 feet to an iron pipe; thence South 74 degrees 00 minutes East, a distance of 69.5 feet, to an iron pipe in the line between the Hoben and McNamara properties; thence with a fence which marks the Hoben-McNamara boundary line, South 08 degrees 04 minutes West, a distance of 82.2 feet to an iron pin which marks the Southeast corner of the land herein conveyed, and being a point in the North line of Highway 27, thence with said North line of Highway 27, North 50 degrees 50 minutes West, a distance of 98.6 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.1 acre, more or less, and being in Section 35, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, in said Warren County. PARCEL TWO: Part of the Northwest (N.W.) quarter of Section Thirty-five (35) in the Township Sixteen (16), Range Four (4) East, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point on the old U. S. Highway 80 which is the Northeast corner of the Dr. B. B. Martin property, said point being 100 feet from an iron marking the intersection of a board fence with the South line of said Highway at the Northwest corner of said Dr. Martin property, and said point of beginning being also 192 feet Eastward from the front edge of the present Log Store, and being also 40 feet Westward from the middle of the North side of a large Oak tree, and being also 25 feet from the center line of said old U. S. Highway 80; thence from said point of beginning along the East side of the said Dr. Martin property South 17 degrees East 93 feet to an iron stake at the angle in said East line of said Dr. Martin property; thence due East 475 feet; thence due North 65 feet; thence North 46 degrees and 30 minutes West 330 feet to the South side of aforesaid old U. S. Highway 80 at a point 25 feet from the center line of the same, and on line with a telephone pole now standing, said point being also 156 feet from the West corner of the Lawrence Ferguson property fronting on said Highway; thence along said old U. S. Highway 80 334.5 feet more or less to the point of beginning, containing 2.04 acres to a line which is 25 feet Southward from the center line of said Highway, and 2.0 acres to a line 30 feet Southward from the same. LESS AND EXCEPT therefrom that certain parcel of land conveyed to J. D. Hoben, Sr. and Jewell Hoben to Tommy Purvis Hoben, et al by Deed dated February 9, 1953, as recorded in Deed Book 300 at Page 405 of the Warren County Land Records. PARCEL THREE: Part of Section 35, Township 16, Range 4 described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point marked by an iron pin in the North line of the Baldwin's Ferry Road; thence South 62 degrees and 30 minutes East 189 feet to an iron pin in the north line of said Baldwin's Ferry Road; thence North 7 degrees and 30 minutes East 90 feet and 6 inches to an iron pin; thence north 73 degrees west 100 feet to an iron pin; thence north 3 degrees west 61 feet to an iron pin in the South line of the State Highway; thence south along the south line of said State Highway 73 degrees west 84 feet and 6 inches to an iron pin and thence south 2 degrees east 39 feet to the point of beginning; this being the property situated in the angle formed by the State Highway and Baldwin's Ferry Road, together with all appurtenances thereunto belonging, and being part of the southwest quarter of Section 35, Township 16, Range 4 East, and being the same property conveyed to us by Frank J. Groome, substituted trustee, on the 29th day of November, 1930, by deed recorded in Book 186, page 52 of the record of deeds of said county. PARCEL FOUR: Part of the Northwest Quarter (N.W.1/4) of Section Thirty-five (35), in Township Sixteen (16), Range Four (4) East, in said Warren County, Mississippi, particularly described as follows, to-wit: Begin at an iron pipe on the North boundary line of the right-of-way of the Baldwin Ferry Road at a point approximately Two Hundred and Ten (210) feet South Fifty-four (54) degrees and Thirty (30) minutes East from the intersection of Baldwin Ferry Road with the State Highway, and running thence South Fifty-four (54) degrees and Thirty (30) minutes East a distance of Thirty-three (33) feet and Two (2) inches along the North line of Baldwin Ferry Road to an iron pipe, and running thence North Thirteen (13) degrees and Forty-five (45) Minutes East a distance of One Hundred and Twenty-four (124) feet and Six (6) inches to an iron pipe, and running thence North Seventeen (17) degrees West a distance of Eighty-nine (89) feet and Six (6) inches to an iron pipe on the South boundary line of the State Highway, and running thence South Seventy-three (73) degrees West a distance of approximately One Hundred (100) feet along the South boundary line of the State Highway to an iron pipe at the point where a board fence intersects said State Highway, and running thence South Three (3) degrees West a distance of Forty-nine (49) feet along said board fence to an iron pipe at the corner of said board fence, and thence following said board fence South Eighty-four (84) degrees and Fifteen (15) Minutes East a distance of Ninety-two (92) feet to an iron pipe at the point of intersection of said board fence with a wire fence, and running thence South Thirteen (13) degrees Forty-five (45) minutes West along the said wire fence a distance of One Hundred (100) feet to the point of beginning on the North boundary line of said Baldwin Ferry Road, being the same property which was conveyed to Albert A. Cockrell by Otto G. Maganos by deed bearing date May 29, 1929, recorded at page 130 of Deed Book 178 of the Land Records in the office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of said Warren County. PARCEL FIVE: Beginning at a point in the South line of Old Highway 80, as marked by an Iron Pipe at the Northeast corner of that certain tract or parcel of land conveyed to J. D. Hoben and Ruth Hoben by Ethel Martin by deed recorded in Deed Book 245, at page 2, of the land records in the office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; thence running with said highway line North 64 degrees 19 minutes East a distance of 95.9 feet to an iron pipe; thence leaving said highway line run South 18 degrees 52 minutes East a distance of 143.5 feet to a fence post in the fence that marks the North line of the Thomas A. McNamara land; thence running with said McNamara's fence South 88 degrees 34 minutes West, a distance of 102.8 feet to a fence post at said McNamara's Northwest corner; run thence North 17 degrees 10 minutes West a distance of 101.4 feet to the point of beginning, lying and being in Section 35, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, in said county, and containing .2 acres, more or less. The undersigned will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS my signature this the 14th day of June, 2011. /s/ Lauren Roberts Cappaert LAUREN ROBERTS CAPPAERT Substituted Trustee Publish: 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13(4t)

Nice quiet neighborhood east of 208 Chadwick town. Features split floor plan & walk-in closets throughout. Large kitchen with lots of cupboards and pantry. Large family room with fireplace and built in bookshelves. Sit on your deck and enjoy the wonderful backyard.

308 Linda Drive

1009 First East

David Mitchell REALTY LTD.

01. Legals

01. Legals

3 bedroom 2 bathroomWaterfront complete remodel! Great low maintenance lot, on quiet dead end Rd. Reduced, and willing to look at offers.

01. Legals

02. Public Service



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06. Lost & Found 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

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

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

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21 years of age United States Citizen High school graduate (GED acceptable) If any military service, must have honorable discharge Pass fitness agility test Score 70% or better on Civil Service written examination Pass background check. Cannot have a felony conviction. Pass a Computerized Voice Stress Analyzation (CVSA) Pass drug screen & physical examination Receive satisfactory psychological evaluation Hold valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license

Application packets may be picked up at the Human Resources Department, 1415 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, MS beginning Monday, July 11, 2011 and deadline to return is Friday, July 22, 2011. Test date is Saturday, July 30, 2011. For more info. Call 601-631-3710 Ext. 1 or visit â&#x20AC;˘ The City of Vicksburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet. 14. Pets & Livestock

17. Wanted To Buy CKC Tea cup and tiny toy Malti Poos and Yorkies. $300 and up. 318-237-5156.

WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074.

Foster a Homeless Pet!

07. Help Wanted BE YOUR OWN boss! Process medical claims from home on your computer. Call The Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC.

EXPERIENCED MECHANIC NEEDED 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 CASHIER and wait staff. Experienced only. Apply in person, Walnut Hills, 1214 Adams Street, Monday- Friday, after 3pm. No phone calls please. 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.


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

13. Situations Wanted EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER EXCELLENT references, available 7 days per week, full time- 12 hour shift or live in, for your total care please call 601-497-5144.

14. Pets & Livestock 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

Finding the pet you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practically automatic, since weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve put our listings online.

11. Business Opportunities

SHIH TZU BABIES rare brindle (brown and gold) small size, shots and wormed, CPR registered. Male $200, female $250. email Delhi 318-282-0437, 318-680-2100. WOULD LIKE TO find a Border Collie. Full blood or mixed. 601-636-7448, 601631-4647.

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

17. Wanted To Buy 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!


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.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale Âź HORSE POWER 3 phase 220/440 Volt TEFC industrial electric motor. 1725 RPM 48 frame, brand new. $35. 601-634-6121, leave message. 25 INCH T.V.'S- $49!! Mattress Sets-$125!! Always a store full of quality used furniture!! All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010, 601-529-9895 cell. 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, 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!



Classified Advertising really brings big results!

11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

18. Miscellaneous For Sale GNATS, No-Seeums, biting flies? Use Gator head to toe. CHILD SAFE. Haden Hardware, 601-636-1161.

THE PET SHOP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pet Boutiqueâ&#x20AC;? 3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!

C heapest Prices in Town! Town!

Live Crawfish $1.75/lb Fresh Seafood & Sack Oysters

STRICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SEAFOOD

20. Hunting 2006 HONDA RANCHER 4x4 ES. A-1 condition, $2800. 601-831-7000, 601638-9341. MEMBERS WANTED. 61 North Hunting club. $600/ year. 601-831-0374, 601529-6062.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 2 JET SKIS. Double trailer. Kawasaki 750 3 seater, Polaris 780 2 seater. $3500 or best offer. 601-638-5082. 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

601-218-2363 EAGLE LAKE, MS The Best Juke Box in Warren County

JESSIE FRENCH ANTIQUE piano. Brown needs minor tuning. Call 601-6364718. Must sell immediately, moving.

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales

CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT

â&#x20AC;˘ Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 â&#x20AC;˘ Social Seurity Disability â&#x20AC;˘ No-fault Divorce

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, 3204 Oak Ridge Road, Friday and Saturday, 7am-12 noon.

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

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29. Unfurnished Apartments



New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded AUTO â&#x20AC;˘ HOME â&#x20AC;˘ BUSINESS Jason Barnes â&#x20AC;˘ 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932 Vans â&#x20AC;˘ Cars â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘Insurance Claims Welcomeâ&#x20AC;˘

in the Vicksburg area. Drivers Home Daily

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

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


Fill dirt, top soil, clay gravel, 610, sand, masonry sand, fuel sand. Replace old driveways & do new driveways. Forming and Finishing FRED CLARK 601-638-9233 â&#x20AC;˘ 601-218-9233

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

BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent

318-322-4000 OFFICES FOR LEASEMission 66 Suite 4A- Approximately 805 square feet, Suite 4BApproximately 1605 square feet. CHEAP RENT!! Greg- 601-291-1148.

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

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. â&#x153;° HOUSE LEVELING â&#x153;° If your floors are sagging 601-636-4813 or shaking, WE CAN HELP! State Board of Contractors We replace floor joists, seals Approved & Bonded & pillars. We also install

termite shields.


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

Your Flood Specialist!

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.

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

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

Ask us how to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Post Sizeâ&#x20AC;? your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355).

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â&#x20AC;˘Trimming â&#x20AC;˘ Lawn Care â&#x20AC;˘ Dirt Hauled â&#x20AC;˘ Insured For FREE Estimates Call â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Jamesâ&#x20AC;? 601-218-7782

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

26. For Rent Or Lease


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

Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Qualified Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? CDL Drivers

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.

ROOFING & RESTORATION â&#x20AC;˘Roof & Home Repair (all types!) â&#x20AC;˘30 yrs exp â&#x20AC;˘1,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of ref Licensed â&#x20AC;˘ Insured 601-618-0367 â&#x20AC;˘ 601-456-4133

24. Business Services

Barnes Glass

MDS is seeking

12. Schools & Instruction

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


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Call 800-8722855

24. Business Services


Jeff Beal (Owner)


FLOOD RECOVERY Dozer and Trackhoe Work Debris Hauling & Demolition. Give us a call. We will take care of everything. Call Dave 601-551-8503

Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

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(601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180

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The Vicksburg Post

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

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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment

Classified Information

$450 MONTHLY! GATED Has it all. 1 bedroom, washer/dryer included. 1115 First North. 512-787-7840.

1700 SQUARE FOOT custom built home in Pear Orchard. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, covered patio adjoining deck, 2 car garage, workshop. $179,000. 601-6610876. By appointment only.

Line Ad Deadlines

2 BEDROOMS, 1.5 baths. Country setting. Call 601-456-6215.

Ads to appear THE COVE Monday Tired of high utility bills? Country LivingTuesday at it’s BEST! Wednesday Paid cable, water & trash! Washer & Dryer, Thursday Microwave included! Ask about our Friday SPECIAL!Saturday 601-415-8735 Sunday


Classified Display Deadlines McMillin Real Estate

601-636-8193 Deadline 312 DOGWOOD LAKE 3 2 p.m., Friday Ads to appear bedroom 3 bath, pool, $165,000. 601-7385 p.m.,CallFriday Monday 1601 for appointment. Licensed in 5 p.m., Monday MS and LATuesday 5 p.m., Tuesday Jones &Wednesday Upchurch Estate Thursday Agency 5 p.m., Wednesday Real1803 Clay Street Friday 11 a.m., Thursday Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Saturday Candy Francisco 11 a.m., Thursday Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 FHA & VA Mortgage Originator Sunday Conventional Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134

Ask Us. ! ! ! !

Construction First-time Homebuyers

Mortgage Loans

Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012


Broker, GRI

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

601-636-6490 Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

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

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

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


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

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.



Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

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.

CLOSET PHOBIA? Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.


601-638-2231 EAGLE LAKE CONDO AVAILABLE Unfurnished, No utilities included, No pets allowed. 2 bedroom, 2 ½ bath. $500 monthly $200 security deposit Min. 6 mth lease. Credit/ Background check required.

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

30. Houses For Rent

29. Unfurnished Apartments


601-529-2847 OR 601-218-4023 BUYING OR SELLING? Land is our business! RICE REALTYGROUPINC.COM Call 601-529-2847 or 601-218-4023.


29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments



601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

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



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.

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The first four of the seven film comedies about a mule with the gift of gab are available on the DVD The Adventures of Francis the Talking Mule, Vol. 1. Veteran character Chill Wills did the talking for Francis. The seven movies were released between 1950 and 1956, though O’Connor exited after the sixth.


What was the title m of the Civil War movie from several years back where Bruce Boxleitner played a Southern general? —Cissy Mahaffey, Helena, Mont.

Your question is well-timed, d,, as Boxleitner, a native of Elgin, Ill., is pumped about the July 4 Blu-ray and DVD rerelease of the companion Civil War epics Gods and Generals and Gettysburg as a k limited-edition set. “I think Gods and Generals, as far he as showing accuracy of the n Civil War, was pretty darn close,” says the actor, 61, who portrayed Confederatee he Gen. James Longstreet in the ole 2003 production. “The whole process of re-creating that ka time was very fun, but took n lot of hours in makeup in an he effort to re-create exactly the look as closely as we could get it.”


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Ben Jones, 69, and wife Alma are promoting the first Hazzard Homecoming, scheduled Aug. 13-14 in Sperryville, Va. “We started the event here and called it DukesFest 10 years ago,” he says. “But it outgrew Sperryville and eventually ended up with nearly 100,000 fans in Nashville, Tenn. We want to get back to our roots.” Among stars from the 1979-1985 TV series set to appear are Catherine Bach, James Best, Sonny Shroyer and Rick Hurst, along with dozens of orange General Lees, Dodge Chargers decorated like the show’s iconic, often-airborne automobile.

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// Challenger lands on Al Cecere’s gloved hand in University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.



Rising to their feet in University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., more than 67,000 spectators cover their hearts with their palms as the West Point Military Academy Glee Club begins to sing “The StarSpangled Banner.” Young members of the Southwest Iowa Honor Marching Band, clad in blue jeans and white T-shirts, scurry across the football field, quickly unfurling a giant American flag until it gently waves like a red, white and blue ocean above the turf.

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As the singers belt out “and the rockets’ red glare,” a cheer erupts from the Fiesta Bowl crowd, and another national symbol captures the attention of fans gathered to watch the Connecticut Huskies and Oklahoma Sooners clash in the New Year’s Day game. Spectators gasp. Cameras flash. Fingers point overhead. “There he is!” some onlookers exclaim. Others shout, “That’s so cool!” High above the rippling flag, a bald eagle glides effortlessly, soaring beneath the rafters as it circles the stadium. Moments later, with the singers intoning the final words of the national anthem, the eagle spirals downward toward a yellow platform in the corner of the end zone, and lands firmly on the outstretched gloved hand of trainer Al Cecere. Thunderous applause fills the stadium amid chants of “USA! USA! USA!” “I saw American pride as the eagle flew over us,” says Steve Black, 51, a Phoenix marketing specialist describing the opening ceremonies of the 40th annual Fiesta Bowl. “I felt overwhelming emotion with being an American.” Black’s reaction is typical among Americans who see Challenger in flight. For the last 15 years, the eagle has wowed millions of people attending football games, NASCAR races and other high-profile events while promoting patriotism and wildlife conservation.

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// The eagle flew before the kickoff of the 2011 BCS National Championship Game.

Fallen eaglet Challenger was only about 4 weeks old when, in May 1989, a storm blew the featherless eaglet from his nest in southern Louisiana. Discovered by a fisherman, the baby bird was passed from one well-meaning rescuer to another until late summer, when U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service authorities handed him over to Cecere, president of the American Eagle Foundation, based in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. (pop. 5,083). Cecere established the foundation in 1985 to raise money to protect endangered birds of prey. Welcoming the eaglet into their rehabilitation and educational facility, Cecere and his colleagues named the bird Challenger in honor of the space shuttle crew that died in a tragic explosion in 1986. Like most birds of prey with no permanent injuries, Challenger was slated for release once he was strong enough. One problem arose, however: Challenger had become too dependent on his human caretakers, meaning he no longer could hunt and survive on his own. “It was very rare to get an eagle out of the wild that was physically perfect,” Cecere recalls. “Most are permanently disabled where they don’t really fly very well. One day I got this vision that Challenger should be trained to free-fly in the stadiums during the national anthem.” Initially, Cecere coaxed Challenger to perch on his leather glove and then, using falconry gear such as anklets and tethering, trained him to fly in fields next to his permanent home (Continued on page 6) A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M • PAGE 5

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(Continued from page 5) near Dollywood theme park. The next step was getting the eagle familiar with large crowds, first at Dollywood theater shows and later crouched on a brass rail at Harley-Davidson rallies. Challenger gradually learned to ignore distractions and grew accustomed to the wind blowing an American flag through his shelter in Pigeon Forge.

Rising star Challenger earned his wings in 1996, when for the first time, he flew at an outdoor stadium before 80,000 spectators during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Atlanta, Ga. The practice session went well, with the eagle successfully soaring from the Olympic torch, over the parking lot and into the stadium. During the actual event, however, Challenger did something unexpected. He circled the American flag, not once but several times, and the crowd went wild. “It was pretty dynamic, and everybody just absolutely loved it,” Cecere says. “We started getting all kinds of appearances after that.” The first bald eagle trained to fly in sports stadiums during the national anthem, Challenger, now 22, has performed since at hundreds of special events, including NFL Pro-Bowls, World Series baseball games and the presidential inaugurations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He also has appeared on TV shows, including Good Morning America, Dateline and Larry King Live. “For me, the best part about the flyover was seeing Challenger high above the crowd, flying freely and proudly representing his country,” says Josh Bruce, 34, a graphic designer in Scottsdale, Ariz., who attended the Fiesta Bowl. “The noise, people and camera flashes didn’t seem to phase Challenger. He knew he had a job to do . . . and he completed his mission without fail.”

Inspiring conservation To hone his skills and maintain his ideal weight of 7 pounds or less, Challenger regularly practices at the American Eagle Foundation facility and at Neyland Stadium in nearby Knoxville, Tenn. He generally travels by airplane in PAGE 6 • A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M


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a secure metal carrier and rehearses with his handlers about 10 times before each event so he knows exactly where to land. During a performance, a handler releases Challenger from a high seating section, and the bird automatically flies toward Cecere. Upon landing, the eagle earns a treat—usually a piece of trout, beef liver or his favorite food, salmon. In exchange for a flyover, the American Eagle Foundation receives travel expenses and a “donation” to help care for all the birds. Demonstrations at local schools, civic clubs and Scout meetings are provided free of charge. Just as important as Challenger’s “wow” factor is his ability to increase awareness about bald eagles, which in 2007 were removed from the federal endangered species list and now are protected under federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. “Our delisted national symbol can be compared to a patient that has gone home from the hospital to recuperate,” says Bob Hatcher, a retired coordinator for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. “Its progress needs to be closely monitored for at least 20 years, as federally mandated, after delisting so that it doesn’t return to the hospital. We believe Challenger and similar educational projects can inspire the public to learn about and support these conservation needs.” And nothing is more inspiring than the sight of a bald eagle soaring high in the air. “The thing people are going to remember for years and years and years, when they’ve forgotten everything else about the game—who played, who made the touchdown—is the eagle flying,” Cecere says. “When you see that, it’s a very, very powerful, emotional, soul-stirring experience.” ★ A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M • PAGE 7


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Coinage history – for the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln cent, four special 2009 reverse designs honor major phases in Abe Lincoln’s life – with each design minted for only 3 months and never again! Early Years cents feature his Kentucky birthplace, Formative Years coins show him taking a break in Indiana to read and learn, Professional Life issues depict him before the Old Illinois Statehouse, and Presidency cents feature the unfinished Capitol as it stood during the Civil War. These 100th Anniversary Collections will Lincoln’s profile be treasured for generations to come. on “heads side” is unchanged

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HAPPENINGS ALABAMA—American Indian Pottery Workshop—Fort Payne, July 16. Join nationally renowned potter Tammy Beane to learn how pottery was made on Lookout Mountain thousands of years ago. Clay, bone needles and paddles to make pot designs are provided. Pre-registration is required by calling (256) 782-8010. ARKANSAS—Great Smoky Mountain Cloggers Show—Mountain View, July 14-16. Delight in this group’s high-energy precision clogging at Ozark Folk Center State Park. (870) 269-3851. FLORIDA—Mango Mania Tropical Fruit Festival—Cape Coral, July 30-31. Celebrate the mango and other tropical treasures with concerts, children’s activities, games and competitions, arts & crafts, tropical plant sales and seminars. German-American Social Club. (239) 283-0888.

TENNESSEE—Summer Celebration Lawn & Garden Show—Jackson, July 14. Tour the University of Tennessee Gardens, and enjoy gardening workshops, plant displays and a sale at West Tennessee AgResearch & Education Center. (731) 425-4768. VIRGINIA—Virginia State Barbecue Championship/Smoke on the Mountain— Galax, July 15-16. Watch, smell and sample

the results in the downtown area as cooks vie for the right to compete in the 2012 world barbecue contest in Memphis, Tenn. (276) 236-2184. WEST VIRGINIA—Jackson County Junior Fair—Cottageville, July 25-30. 4-H and FFA youth showcase their livestock, horses, fruits and vegetables during this event, also featuring concerts, a carnival, crafts and food. Jackson

GEORGIA—Butternut Creek Festival—Blairsville, July 23-24. Juried arts & crafts offered by 65 artisans, live arts demonstrations, music and food highlight this 13th annual event at Meeks Park. (706) 781-1221. KENTUCKY—Bluegrass Festival—Hazard, July 15-16. Clap your hands to the music of Wolf Creek Grass, Mountain Melody, Mountain Drive, Bluegrass 101 and other bands at the Perry County Park Stage. (606) 279-5758. LOUISIANA—Hairspray—Shreveport, July 28-31 and Aug. 5-7. Enjoy this Tony Award-winning musical about a teen whose dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show. Shreveport Little Theatre. For tickets, call (318) 424-4439. MISSISSIPPI—Victor Wooten in Concert—Meridian, July 20. This five-time Grammy Award-winning bass player, most known for playing with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, performs at Mississippi State University’s Riley Center. For tickets, call (601) 696-2200. NORTH CAROLINA—Gypsy: A Musical Fable—New Bern, July 21-24 and 28-31. The River-Towne Repertory Players present the story of dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother. The Masonic Theatre. For tickets, call (252) 634-7877.

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Appreciation Mississippi woman treasures the classic kitchen garments By Marti Attoun, contributing editor •


WHETHER ROLLING out pie crusts or gathering eggs from the henhouse, women once tied on aprons to protect their clothing from splatters and spills—and those handy, humble scraps of fabric are treasures to Carolyn Terry of Iuka, Miss. (pop. 3,059). “Aprons are art and history and reflect the economic times,” says Terry, 60, who has collected 2,200 vintage aprons and honors the practical wraps at The Apron Museum in downtown Iuka. Clipped to overhead clotheslines and displayed along one wall are aprons stitched from checkered cotton gingham, dainty handkerchiefs, and recycled feed and flour sacks adorned with appliquéd bows, rickrack, ruffles and oversized pockets. “People have always worn aprons,” says Terry, “from the caveman to protect himself from the elements to American Indians with their beautiful tribal clothing.” A part of the workaday wardrobes of blacksmiths, butchers, carpenters, printers, shopkeepers and especially homemakers, the unappreciated garments have been treasured by Terry since her grandmother, Annie Hester Medley, stitched a floral-printed one especially for her when she was 8 years old. PAGE10 • A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M

While searching auctions and estate sales for rare and out-ofprint books, her first passion, Terry often found boxes and bundles of aprons. About 20 years ago, she began bidding on and buying the homemade and ready-made garments, cleaning and repairing the best of them for her collection. Terry found her oldest cotton keepsakes, which date from the 1860s, at a wealthy family’s estate sale in Memphis, Tenn. “The women of the house would have worn these,” she says, describing the white anklelength aprons trimmed with crocheted panels and lace. She bought the household’s plain maids aprons, too. Among Terry’s collection are finely embroidered 1940s aprons, which were sold with prestamped designs of flower baskets and bonneted ladies for homemakers to embroider. Most of her collection, however, is from the garments’ glory days of the 1950s, when women donned frilly and stylish hostess aprons for bridge and garden parties, and men wore chef-style aprons while manning backyard barbecue grills. “Life was good after World War II and people had extra income” to purchase aprons, says Terry, whose store-bought designs

Carolyn Terry holds an 1860s cotton apron, among hundreds of vintage cover-ups on exhibit at The Apron Museum in Iuka, Miss.

feature state maps, Christmas bells and comical messages such as “Eat, Drink and Be Merry . . . for Tomorrow We Diet!” Terry collects all-things-apron, including vintage sewing patterns and photographs of people wearing aprons. She dresses dishwashing detergent bottles in tiny aprons and records literary passages and stories about aprons. She also saves apron-related stories from visitors to The Apron

Museum, which she opened in 2006 after driving to see a traveling apron exhibit in Dallas, Texas, and realizing that she needed to share her own collection. “As far as I know, it’s the only apron museum in the world,” says Terry, whose ever-expanding exhibit sparks tender memories of apron-clad grandmothers, mothers and aunts sitting on the porch snapping green beans or using the ends of aprons as potholders to

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Terry cherishes her first apron, stitched by her grandmother circa 1960.


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