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Mayor, aldermen reject their pay raises By Steve Sanoski

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In an effort to save a little cash and show they’re not exempt from potential cuts in the forthcoming budget, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday to forgo a scheduled 5 percent pay increase for themselves. “We thought it would have been unwise to give our-

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selves raises at this time, especially when we are unable to give raises to our

employees,” said Mayor Paul Winfield of the closed session vote. According to a 2002 ordinance, the mayor Michael and alderMayfield men are to receive 5 percent raises in July of each administration’s second and third years in

office. Winfield and the aldermen took office last July. The vote means the annual salaries will remain $81,033.68 for Winfield and $64,827.10 for South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman and North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield. The increase would have raised Winfield’s salary by $4,051.68, and the aldermen’s by $3,421.35 each. “We can’t afford it. Period,”

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By Danny Barrett Jr.


TODAY IN HISTORY 1846: U.S. annexation of California is proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison. 1865: Four people are hanged in Washington, D.C., for conspiring with John Wilkes John Wilkes Booth to Booth assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. 1898: The United States annexes Hawaii. 1908: The Democratic national convention, which nominated William Jennings Bryan for president, opens in Denver. 1948: Six female reservists become the first women to be sworn into the regular U.S. Navy. 1983: 11-year-old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, leaves for a visit to the Soviet Union at Samantha the personSmith al invitation of Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov.

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Laura Blackledge, 23, has been a Miss Mississippi volunteer since she was 5.

Volunteer likes pageant out of the spotlight By Manivanh Chanprasith

First night

As the daughter of a pageant official, Laura Blackledge gets a big sister each time a new Miss Mississippi is crowned. And, after 23 years, she says it’s still a lot of fun. Every summer for the last decade, Blackledge, daughter of David and Jan Blackledge, has volunteered in the Miss Mississippi Corporation’s administrative office to help with errands and odds and ends. She has been to countless rehearsals and might have even See Blackledge, Page A7.

The Miss Mississippi 2010 pageant kicks off tonight with the first of three nights of preliminary competition at the Vicksburg Convention Center at 8. The new Miss Mississippi, one of 45 young women competing, will be crowned Saturday night in a show that will be broadcast live on WLBT-TV3. Tickets to the pageant, the 53rd in Vicksburg, are available by calling 601-638-6746 or visiting

The Blackledge family poses with Miss Mississippi Myra Barginear in 1997 in Atlantic City. Laura, then 10, is with sister Lindsey, 6, and parents, David and Jan.


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Clouds and rain move up the Mississippi River at Vicksburg Tuesday evening as a storm moved into the area. The National Weather Service, which was predicting


clear skies and temperatures in the high 80s today, reported this morning that .59 inch of rain fell in the city during the 24 hours ending at 7 this morning.

HOPEDALE, La. — In the fallout from the BP oil disaster, they’re almost invisible: deckhands and other day laborers who get paid in cash, don’t receive W2 forms, may not file tax returns and have little or no way of proving they are losing income because of the spill. “We run into them on a daily basis. They’re stuck in limbo,” Tuan Nguyen, deputy director of the Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corp. in eastern New Orleans, said. Nguyen said he has encountered hundreds of workers, mostly deckhands, who lack




Values on Warren County’s private and commercial properties grew by 1.9 percent in the past year — within officials’ recent predictions of slower development but not slow enough to force a tax rate hike for 2010-11. A property’s value and the tax rate are both factors in Brighter determining road signs taxes owed, coming along with the rate of assessment. In recent years, Warren County supervisors have kept tax rates almost even, relying on higher values to generate more income for the county. Real and personal property for homes and businesses totaled $3,504,755,820 on the new tax roll tally by Tax Assessor Richard Holland’s office. Development of new commercial property — often a saving grace of sorts for local government to build up values — trailed off this year to just one new hotel and one restaurant. Taxes this year were based in part from a 5.9 percent upshot in total property values, mostly from a

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said Mayfield. In March, the board announced none of the city’s roughly 550 employees would receive any non-merit raises for the foreseeable future. Winfield said Tuesday that policy, whereby employees must achieve a promotion or various accreditations to receive a raise, is still in effect.

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the documentation BP needs from claimants seeking a piece of the $20 billion of the oil giant’s aid fund. “It’s a very cash-involved industry,” said Nguyen, whose organization formed after Hurricane Katrina to help the Vietnamese community recover from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. “Some of the boat captains or boat owners, they sell fish on the side of the road or directly to families. They don’t have records of that.” Stuart Smith, an attorney handling oil-spill lawsuits, said seeking aid can be intimidating, and some cash See Oil, Page A7.

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Vicksburg firefighters work Tuesday afternoon to remove Karen Rehders, 57, 325 Country Road, Mineola, Texas, from her car after a wreck on Interstate 20 East between Halls Ferry Road and Indiana Avenue. Vicksburg police investigating officer Carl Horne said Rehders lost control of her Toyota

Suspect with list of charges jailed crime

A Vicksburg man who police say “has been falling through” cracks in the legal system was in the Warren County Jail today for not reporting to circuit court for a home burglary charge. James E. Perkins, 41, 106 Sherman Ave., was arrested by Vicksburg police Sunday in the 1200 block of Second North Street on misdemeanor charges, Sgt. Sandra Williams said. “After he was arrested, the warrant was executed,” she said. “He has been falling throuh the cracks for a long time,” Williams said of a laundry list of charges, indictments and convictions that Perkins has faced. She could not provide details on most of the crimes, but said that before Sunday Perkins faced charges for a residential burglary in 2008 and a forcible rape in Edwards in 2009. He was indicted by a Warren County grand jury in

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player valued at $30 and a satellite remote valued at $30 were reported stolen from a home in the 100 block of Summer Hill Drive at 1:55 p.m. A 47-inch and a 40-inch flatscreen Vizio HDTV were reported stolen from a home in the 80 block of Edgewood Place at 4:37 p.m. About 20 minutes later, a Dell laptop computer valued at about $1,131 was reported stolen from a home in the 100 block of Lake Forest Drive. In Vicksburg, a 35-inch Sanyo flat-screen TV valued at $700 was reported stolen from a home in the 4800 block of U.S. 61 South at 12:39 p.m. Two hours later, a Lawn-Boy lawn mower valued at $500, an Echo backpack leaf blower valued at $500, a RedMax weed trimmer valued at $450, a Stihl hedge trimmer valued at $450 and a Stihl chain saw valued at $500 were reported stolen from a storage building in the 300 block of Warrenton Road.

from staff reports 2009 on the burglary charge, and the status of the rape charge was not available. Perkins was being held without bond pending an initial appearance in court.

6 burglaries reported in city, county Jewelry, televisions and lawn equipment were favored in six burglaries reported Tuesday in the county and city. At 2:35 a.m., about $575, four pairs of sneakers valued at $220, assorted electronics valued at $650, jewelry valued at $770 and a .45-caliber Taurus handgun magazine valued at $25 were reported stolen from a home in the 4900 block of Halls Ferry Road, Warren County records showed. A 37-inch Vizio flat-screen TV valued at $700, a DVD

community calendar 19; 5:30-630 p.m. Mondays;; 1315 Adams St. Portrait Drawing Workshop — 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays in September; Jerrod Partridge, instructor; supplies included; 601-631-2997 for cost and reservations: Southern Cultural Heritage Center. Free Hunter Safety Course — 6-9 p.m. July 26-28; Social Security number and all three nights mandatory; minimum age 10 in calendar year; Lonnie Friar, 601636-8883; Hinds Community College, Mississippi 27. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-4151742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345.

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Corolla in a rainstorm at 3:30 p.m. and hit an 18-wheeler driven by Clyde Driver, 52, 2160 Duff Road, Brent, Ala. Driver and a passenger in Rehder’s car were not injured. Rehders was treated and released from River Region Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said this morning.

Senior Center — Thursday: 10 a.m., chair exercises and water color art class with Karen Sanders; 11, open use of computers; 1 p.m., canasta; 5:45, bridge class; 6, chess; 6:30, chess blitz tournament; 7, duplicate bridge. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Mixed Nuts! — 5-7 p.m. Thursday; Eugenia Martin of Utica; Peterson’s Art & Antiques, 1400 Washington St. “Gold in the Hills” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; tickets: $10 adults, $5 children; Vicksburg Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-636-0471; presented by Vicksburg Theatre Guild. Junior Ranger Day Camp — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 19-23; crafts and activities relating to soldier and civilian life during the siege; space limited, 601-636-0583; Vicksburg National Military Park. Overeaters Anonymous — Meetings will resume July ■

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party at 8 p.m. Thursday; Willie Moore, 601-994-3414; The Hut. Woodmen of the World — 6 p.m. Friday; monthly meeting; Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Goodrum Road; 601-638-2495. VHS Class of 1975 — 9:30 a.m. Saturday; wrap-up meeting; contact Malcolm Goodman, Dorothy Robinson or Debra Robinson Goodman; LD’s Kitchen, Halls Ferry Road. Rosa A. Temple All Students — Reunion planning meeting, 3 p.m. Saturday; Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St.; 601634-0791 or 601-638-2898. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; Friday seminar with Fisher Funeral Home canceled; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Wright Road Band; donations appreciated.



Pearson case awaiting tests By Tish Butts Autopsy findings for a former Vicksburg woman found dead Monday morning will remain open until all tests at the Mississippi Crime Lab are completed, a process Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said this morning might take six weeks. “Unless they find something that just sticks out at them, it’s pending,” Huskey said. The coroner pronounced 21-year-old Bethan Shirley Smollen Pearson dead at 7:11 a.m. and ordered the examination at the Jackson facility. He said he saw no signs of trauma. Autopsy results normally are available quickly if the cause of death is injury or the result of a medical event such as a heart attack, stroke or aneuryism. Toxicology tests for poisons or narcotics take longer. The Warren County Sheriff’s Department report said

Pearson had been found dead nearly an hour earlier in a bed at a 3700 Gowall Road home where she was visiting. Sheriff Martin Pace said a resident of the home, Lance Burton, 22, who lives with his parents, tried to take Pearson’s cell phone from her purse after Warren County investigator Stacy Rollison secured her property. Burton was arrested at his home and charged with tampering with physical evidence and obstruction of justice, Pace said. He remained in the Warren County Jail today without bond because he had been free on a $2,500 bond after being charged along with three others in a theft in the 4800 block of Oak Ridge Road. Pearson, a former Millsaps College and Mississippi School of the Arts student, is survived by her husband, Blake Pearson, and her father, Joseph William Smollen V of Vicksburg. Fisher Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

boil water Yokena-Jeff Davis About 200 customers of the Yokena-Jeff Davis Water District are being asked to boil drinking and cooking water vigorously for 2 minutes because of a broken main line. The areas are along Glass Road from U.S.

61 South to the south end of Glass; Kirkland Road from U.S. 61 to Cottonwood Drive; from 9070 U.S. 61 South to Bodies Drive; the west end of Ring Road; LeTourneau Road from U.S. 61 to Glass Road; and all of Myrtle Place, Bodies Drive, Thomas Drive and Buford Estates.

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Three found guilty Three convictions of driving under the influence, first offense, were reported in Warren County for the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Charles Douglas White, 33,

4723 N. Washington St., was fined $674. In Warren County Justice Court: • Donald Ainsworth, 64, 425 Still Drive, was fined $664.50. • Edward P. Hayes Jr., 18, 2625 Birdsong Road, was fined $674.50.


Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Donald Oakes, interim superintendent Vicksburg Warren School District, speaker; Shoney’s. Military Order of the Purple Heart and Ladies Auxiliary — 9 a.m. Thursday, regular meeting; Charlie Tolliver, 601636-9487, or Edna Hearn, 601529-2499; Battlefield Inn. Kuhn Memorial Former Employees— 6:30 p.m. Thursday; reunion planning; Eva Farrish Ford, 601-638-3086, or Emma Wilson, 601-529-6001; Jackson Street Community Center, 923 Walnut St. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1969 — Members invited to Rosa A. Temple Class of 1970 ■

Two Vicksburg men injured last week remained in hospitals today. Charles Ingram, 63, 316 Lake Hill Drive, was listed in good condition at the University Medical Center, spokesman Peggy Wagner said. Ingram was transferred from River Region Medical Center to the Jackson facility Thursday with a skull fracture, facial injuries and a broken arm after being hit several times with an ax handle for not giving money to his 32-year-old son, Police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. “They got into an argument about money that turned physical,” said Stewart. The son, Omar Ingram, was charged with aggravated domestic violence, Stewart said. He was being held in the Warren County Jail on a

$100,000 bond. Albert Harris, 66, remained in fair condition today at River Region, spokesman Allen Karel said. At about 8:45 p.m. Friday, several family members found Harris, 66, stabbed several times in the chest at his 108-A Cossar Court home, Stewart said. Officials were awaiting a report from the Mississippi Crime Lab on a knife recovered at the scene, Stewart said. They have not determined if the instrument had been used in the stabbing. No suspects have been identified. “We are aggressively following leads and information at this time,” Stewart said. “He said he doesn’t know who stabbed him.” Officials are asking anyone with information to contact the Vicksburg Police Department Crimestoppers at 601-636-6393.

First Baptist — Garage sale/ chicken dinners, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; benefits youth department; 1511 1/2 Lane St. Triumphant Baptist — Midyear church conference, 10 a.m. Saturday; 124 Pittman Road. New Oak Ridge M.B. — Pastor’s 23rd anniversary of the Rev. K.C. Frazier, 6 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday; overseer Letha Butler, speaker; dinner served Sunday; 2875 Newman Road, Utica. Unity Temple Full Gospel — Baking class, 6 p.m. July 24; Cynthia Gibson, instructor; registration fee $15; hosted by Women of War; 601-529-5882; 2647 Roosevelt Ave. ■

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On the agenda Meeting Monday, supervisors: • Approved applying for a Department of Public Safety Violence Against Women Act grant to fund the salary of one of three assistant district attorneys for the Ninth Circuit District. Supervisors had sought renewal of a separate grant that had funded 80 percent of the pay this year, but that money was no longer available. • Agreed to sell a .92-acre access path around Willow Creek Drive to John Robert Ford for $1,000, as per an offer letter read by Supervisor McDonald. The vote was 4-1, with District 2 Supervisor William Banks dissenting. In May, a vote to declare the path surplus and sell it for $1,000 failed. • Approved a $60,000 allocation for the Parks and Recreation Commission. • Agreed to send a letter to Mississippi State University asking Warren County be considered a “top priority” for filling the extension director position.

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Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey smiles as he reclines to give blood Tuesday in support of Warren County Deputy David Lambert, who was injured June 24 in a one-car wreck on U.S. 61 North while responding to a call. Lambert, who remains at University Medical Center in Jackson, was in stable but

serious condition this morning, a hospital spokesman said. Preparing Huskey for the procedure is Nakeshur Allen, a phlebotomist with Mississippi Blood Services, which reported receiving 60 pints of blood from 57 donors during the drive.

Brighter street, road signs coming By Danny Barrett Jr. More reflective road signs will be costlier for Warren County but could be phased in with Warren County’s stock of a “couple of thousand” highway markers by next year, Road Manager Richard Winans said. By 2018, higher federal standards will kick in and require high-intensity signs on subdivision streets and major interstates nationwide. Prices for street signs, stop signs and other directional markers have increased about 25 percent, according to bid sheets accepted in some Mississippi counties. Some Mississippi counties are preparing for the change this year, grudgingly, due to uncertainty about revenues across the board. “It costs about $17,000 a year in replacements,” Winans said, adding expected higher costs for more reflective signs should be worked into his department’s budget request for the coming year and new signs could be ordered next year. “We’ll get the engineers’ recommendations.” Prices for road signs and posts vary by size and shape. Prices paid to Warren County’s contract sign vendor, Jackson-based Custom Products, for stop and yield signs range from $5.54 for small, 12-by-18 inch markers to $48.62 for 48-inch stop signs. Street signs in Warren County are ordered separately from the road sign contract, usually by obtaining quotes as needed, Purchasing Agent Tonga Vinson said. In 2008, the Federal High-

way Administration mandated state and local agencies plan to upgrade all road signs by January 2012 to comply with new design standards to make signs easier to see at night. Signs that regulate or warn

drivers — such as stop, yield, no parking, speed limit and do not enter, among others — must comply by 2015 for better night driving. Markers for county and state routes must comply by 2018.

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burst of new development that included three hotels, a major grocery outlet and the area’s fifth casino. A year spent cutting county departments and such popular items as nonprofit organizations by at least 10 percent helped avoid employee furloughs in the face of shrinking revenue from state sources. Supervisors, all of whom face reelection next year along with 14 other county offices, said tax bills arriving in December shouldn’t include a rate increase. “We’ll try not to have a millage increase next year,” District 1 Supervisor David McDonald said, adding funding levels resulting from this year’s department cuts should carry forward into next year. Annual reappraisals to a quarter of the county’s 26,050 parcels took place mainly in McDonald’s northeastern district this year. Current tax rates, expressed in mills, were unchanged in 2009. They equal 40.53 in the county, 46.2 for schools and 35.88 inside the city, totaling 122.61 mills. Exemptions and abatements alter the rolls during the fiscal year and are sure to change the value total as the year progresses. Applications for homestead exemptions, however, have dipped heading into midsummer budget time. Of about 12,000 homesteads in Warren County, 11,336 have homestead exemption applications ready to take effect for this year, down from 11,526 at this time last year. Estimated spending on additions to private and commercial property is up in 2010, according to data supplied to the Permits Office. A higher number means property owners are at least planning improvements and, depending on completion, signal higher property values

a year from now. Applicants for building permits outside the city pegged their costs at $11.2 million so far this year, up from $7.7 million through June 30 a year ago. Budget talks are expected to ramp up this month, with overall spending poised to shrink from this year’s $15.03 million list. Few, if any, new spending items are part of the conversation. A new county jail has been all but shelved for the year, with supervisors vetting possible sites slowly and sporadically. The board voted in principle to match a federal grant to purchase a searchand-rescue speedboat for the sheriff’s department, but the $51,093 local portion must appear in the department’s budget request for consideration.

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The position became vacant with the June 30 retirement of John Coccaro. • Accepted the 2010-11 county road register. Changes included 18 new road names, with eight of them maintained by the county. Another three items on a list of changes to the register reflected parts of roads which were dropped from public maintenance this year. • Accepted for information a preliminary application from residents in Lake Forest subdivision to install speed bumps. An area must be deemed eligible for such devices by county engineers. If so, signatures must be secured within 60 days from at least 80 percent of residents in an affected area, according to the speed bump ordinance passed in December 2009. • Approved $20,533.94 in invoices for County Engineer John McKee for engineering services. • Approved a $6,090 invoice for attorney Randy Sherard for legal services.

Supervisors meet Tuesday through Friday to equalize the rolls for year-over-year consistency between assessments and value. From there, the public has 30 days to view their property status and file written challenges if they object. An “objection hearing” is expected Aug. 2 at the conclusion of the process. Two appeals of values set in 2009 are still in court and await settlements. Both involve casinos, Ameristar and Riverwalk.


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Founded by John G. Cashman in 1883 Louis P. Cashman III, Editor & Publisher • Issued by Vicksburg Printing & Publishing Inc., Louis P. Cashman III, President Charlie Mitchell, executive editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 132 | Letters to the editor: or The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box, 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

JACK VIX SAYS: It’s opening night for Miss Mississippi contestants.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Col. J.J. Hayes goes to Cleveland, Ohio. • The new A&V passenger depot will be at Cherry Street. This has been officially settled although there were many protests.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 M.O. Crumpler, who recently purchased the waterworks, is in the city. • Estelle Lyons is visiting friends in Hollandale.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 George Hawkins and J.E. Hodge, of the grand jury, go to inspect the convict farm. • Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Thomas depart for Virginia.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Goldsby gets back part of his pardon money according to an article in the Vicksburg Evening Post. • Alex Peatross is away on vacation to St. Louis.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Stamm Sr. are visiting relatives in Memphis. • Forty-two 4-H boys, under the direction of W.R. Lominick, return from encampment at Eagle Lake.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Mayor J.C. Hamilton receives an invitation from Waterloo, Iowa, to attend a banquet for Joseph Richert, who is a native of Vicksburg. • Mrs. Mamie Fox, former resident, dies in Crenshaw.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Fourteen Vicksburg Boy Scouts return home with Scoutmaster Claude Thompson after attending the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Valley Forge.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Visiting and local geologists identify the ancient bones discovered here as a mastodon, a prehistoric elephant-like creature. • G.H. Patrick, former resident, dies in Hattiesburg. • James Cagney stars in “The Gallant Hours” at the Vicksburg Drive-In Theatre.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Christopher Jones stars in “Wild in the Streets” at Showtown USA. • Dell Gotthelf of Yazoo City is named Miss Hospitality for her hometown. • Sidney Garrison Sr., former resident, dies in Los Angeles. • Lorraine Fields is home after an extensive trip through Mexico.


30 YEARS AGO: 1980


Kathryn Elizabeth Smith and Vernon Charles Bridges announce their engagement. • Mrs. Ruby Lee Wade, Anguilla resident, dies. • The Vicksburg Warren County chapter of the Jackson State University Alumni Association hosts a reception to honor NAACP field secretary Robert Major Walker of Vicksburg.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990

Immigration is both simple and complex When you think back through the years, few in Washington have sought a solution to illegal immigration. What politicians have sought is “cover.” They know there’s a problem, that it’s very real — but their response is to patch, stall, obfuscate and delay. The idea is to give the appearance that something is being done, while nothing really changes. The president’s most recent contribution toward securing the border — 1,200 National Guard members — was another phase in this process, which was purely about politics. Using soldiers as props happens a lot, and is always disgraceful. There is, in fact, no military, police or enforcement solution to immigration unless the president proposes to send enough troops to link arm to arm at the Mexi-

can border. This might guarantee no entry — if combined with a solid wall of flotillas at sea and foolproof airport screening in both countries. Fortress America, in other words. But that leaves unresolved the fact the illegals are coming here for and finding work — even when America’s jobless rate soars. The president and Congress could act on the reality that illegal immigration is a multifaceted problem requiring layers of solutions. And they could act as if they grasped another reality: Broken U.S. immigration policies cause illegal immigration more than do gaps in the border. We understand the politics. There is an understandable frustration with illegal immigration. Federal inaction resulted in Arizona’s new law. Other states are threatening similar laws,

blunt instruments for a complex problem. This military infusion was meant to soothe these frustrations and to the extent that it keeps the drug-related violence plaguing Mexico from spilling over, it might even be worth doing. But it can’t be all this country does. It was also intended as a nod to congressional Republicans who have emphasized security first — to get them on board for broader reform now. There are plenty of congressional members on either side of the aisle who know well that only comprehensive reform — including a path to legal residency — will solve this problem. But what they need in this election year is cover. So solutions will have to wait. Again.

Ties result in six winners in the second night of preliminaries in the Miss Mississippi pageant. • State and federal officials completed an agreement to buy and reforest nearly 9,000 acres of land in the Mississippi Delta. • The Baby Blitz 10-andunder girls’ softball team from Vicksburg won the state USSSA tournament in Natchez.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Christy May is crowned Miss Mississippi 2000 on her fifth try at the title. • Geni Fulcher, owner of the The Ivy Place Florist and Gifts, is named Mississippi Designer of the Year. • Kenneth Jackson Jr. celebrates his second birthday.

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Duped folks need to scrape off those Obama stickers If I’d supported America’s “Dreamer-in-Chief,” as political observer Charles Krauthammer calls him and had plastered stickers on my truck’s bumper touting the promised hope-and-change hokey (which became instead the exchange of “change” in the gazillions for hopelessness), by now I’d have scraped it off so as not to advertise how badly I was duped in November 2008. No doubt the self-professed, enlightened, secular progressives who worship the so-called Messiah, those who pop up in large numbers in such societal sinkholes as Hollywood and in anti-American organizations like ACORN, and, of course, in the leftwing media, will never admit they successfully campaigned to elect a candidate with no prior leadership experience and will never face the truth that, figuratively speaking, they’ve hung around the necks of



They’ve hung around the necks of their children an albatross representing insurmountable indebtedness and loss of freedoms they themselves take for granted.

their children an albatross representing insurmountable indebtedness and loss of freedoms they themselves take for granted. They will accept blame for none of the cataclysms their change-maker has set in motion, and yet the blame is all theirs. The result of their decisions in November 2008 will forever brand them as the most gullible, most misguided voters in American history. They, along with He Who Walketh

On Water (not the Gulf’s waters, since doing something about the oily mess there requires executive capabilities he doesn’t possess, confirmed by his moratorium on future deepwater drilling in the Gulf, which alleviates the current problem not one iota), can’t stand prosperity, or said another way, can’t stand American Exceptionalism. Instead, they buy into what is pounded into young peoples’ heads by anti-American activists such as

former University of Colorado Professor Ward Churchill — an ideology diametrically opposed to American Exceptionalism.

As Abraham Lincoln once said, America is the world’s last, great hope. One main reason is that this country gains strength from and thrives on competitive capitalism, a system in which the nonproductive fall by the wayside, deservedly, and the productive get wealthy, pay the most taxes, and, deservedly, derive the greatest benefit from tax reductions. “Not fair!” howl Obamabots. In their minds, America should be a Pantisocracy, where all are equal simply because they exist, even if they are lazy, lounging liabilities who take from, instead of contributing to, the nation’s and society’s wellbeing. These un-Exceptionalists are blind to the fact that the adminis-

tration’s ongoing blundering either hurts Americans, harms the country’s world image, hinders its military, or hamstrings its ability to compete globally and thereby remain the world’s last, great hope. My mentor Jaybird said he’d never live in a city because “the thicker the people, the thicker the sin.” Had he been a political observer, he would have said also, “the bigger the government, the worse the people.” People of the worst sort now occupy all three branches of a government rapidly metastasizing into the largest, most corrupt tumor ever to fester on this continent. They must be replaced — not some of them, but all of them. The mess made by those elected in November 2008 must be cleaned up by those elected in November 2010. •

Jimmy Reed lives in Oxford where he is a college teacher. E-mail reaches him at jcreedjr@

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money. What it comes down to, in many cases, is a threat that their client will just go bankrupt and then have no obligations if they are not given highly preferential treatment from credit card companies, etc. I have heard there are some companies that handle this in a reasonably ethical manner; many do not. Be very careful of upfront monies. While there might be a good reason for some money up front, this is the one avenue that makes many people who are in hock very vulnerable. Get references. Many will drop you as soon as you ask for that. •

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FLORA, Miss. — Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest says authorities believe the newborn boy found in a suitcase left in weeds behind a Flora church was alive when his mother allegedly disposed of him. Shelia Ealey, 41, who already had five children, is charged with murder. On Tuesday, authorities said Ealey, of Flora, was treated at a hospital for complications related to childbirth. Officials still are awaiting DNA tests to determine if Ealey is the baby’s mother.

Judge dismisses Poverty Point case MONROE, La. — At the request of prosecutors, a federal judge has dismissed a fraud case against a northeastern Louisiana district attorney, a legislator’s brother and a businessman accused of conspiring to enrich themselves by hiding their stake in land next to a public project. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley’s office said Tuesday that a recent Supreme Court ruling in the case against former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling invalidates prosecutors’ legal theory in the case against 5th Judicial District Attorney Billy Coenen,

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Habitat, city trying to get 4 state spots for houses By Steve Sanoski The City of Vicksburg is working with Warren County Habitat for Humanity to acquire four stateowned vacant properties on Roosevelt Avenue on which four homes are planned for construction within the next two years. “Right now Habitat is pre-

pared to start two additional homes,” said Abraham Green, local director of the international program told the board of mayor and aldermen Tuesday. “Hopefully, within the next year or so... we’ll be prepared to do two more. The mayor and aldermen OK’d taking the first step toward acquiring the properties. Buildings and Inspections Director Victor Gray-Lewis


said the city will petition the state for the tax parcels on the properties — 2500, 2609 and 2615 Roosevelt Ave., and Roosevelt Ave PPIN#030401 — and will then forward those to Habitat, which will be responsible for getting the property from the state. “The City of Vicksburg has a long history with Warren County Habitat for Humanity,” Gray-Lewis said, adding

On the agenda

Continued from Page A1. The fiscal year 2011 budget, which will cover Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2011, will begin to be carved out this month, with a public hearing scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26. Winfield has said he does not anticipate having to raise taxes, but added some department cuts are likely. This fiscal year budget is about $31.5 million. In other cost-cutting measures this year, Winfield on Jan. 29 sent a memo to department heads informing them to cut out all unnecessary spending, put off all capital purchases and limit travel outside the city to training events only. The city is also breaking up annual contributions to local agencies into two payments instead of a single check to keep more cash on hand as the end of the fiscal year approaches. The ordinance triggering automatic raises for the city’s three elected officials came after many years in which board members faced the prospect of voting on their own compensation each year.

Meeting Tuesday, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • Recognized Fire Chief Charles Atkins for his appointment to the Mississippi Fire Personnel Minimum Standards and Certification Board. • Received proposals for engineering services for generator installation at the water treatment plant from Watkins & O’Gwynn of Jackson, Billy Alford of Flowood, I.C. Thomasson Associates Inc. of Jackson, Advance Environmental Consultants of Jackson and Allen & Hoshall of Ridgeland. • Received no bids for fire and police uniforms, and OK’d re-advertising for bids. • Received bids for service uniforms from Fashions Inc. of Jackson and Cintas of Jackson. Cintas’ bid was rejected for coming in after the deadline. • Received bids for Riverfront Park maintenance and Art Park lockup/ closure from Eagle Eye Enterprises of Redwood, R&J Handyman of Vicksburg and Jimmy Derrington of Vicksburg.

the board will have to OK conveying the property to Habitat at a future meeting once the tax documents are received from the state. Green said Habitat is also working on building two homes on two Fayette Street lots conveyed by the city about a year and a half ago. Since Green was installed as director in 2007, he said Habitat has built one home and rehabbed

• OK’d final documents for the fiscal year 2010 Mississippi Department of Public Safety TRIAD grant program. • OK’d a request for cash and summary sheet number 11 on the Community Development Block Grant-funded projects at the Vicksburg Municipal Airport on U.S. 61 South, fire station and T-hangar. • OK’d a request from the police department for $600 to purchase food for the Summer Youth Streetball Program. • Gave the buildings and inspections permission to cut grass, remove trash and/or dilapidated buildings from the following properties found incompliant with property maintenance codes: 1401 High St., 1506 Jackson St., 1402 Main St., 1501 Great St., and lots on Hutson, Lane and Cherry streets. A 30-day extension was granted for a lot on Hutson Street and a 45-day extension was granted for 900 Buck St. and a 60-day extension for 1408 E. Magnolia St. • OK’d summer youth employee Bobby Clark for the employee driving list, subject to approval by the human resources department.

two others. He hopes the property on Roosevelt Avenue will be conveyed to Habitat in time for a September groundbreaking on two homes. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization aiding people attain homes in all 50 states and nearly 90 countries worldwide. Homes are built by volunteers, including the recipients, and sold at cost.

• OK’d easement of property from DiamondJacks Casino to the city for construction of a roadway connecting with Lee Street, as outlined in the Clark Street bridge replacement project. • OK’d termination of a contract with Roscoe Lee for concession stand operation at men’s and women’s softball fields. In closed session, the board: • OK’d one hire in the fire department, one rehire in the gas department, one transfer in the sewer department and one in the right of way department and two in the building maintenance department, one retirement in the fire department, and three terminations in the building maintenance department. • OK’d advertising two open positions in each the gas and sewer departments, and one in each the recreation, parks and recreation maintenance and right of way departments. • Discussed one property matter. • The board is scheduled to meet next at 10 a.m. Friday.

Continued from Page A1. declined to answer questions. Less than a mile away, Christian Delos Reyes, who until the spill made a living dredging oysters, was helping prepare a boat for cleanup work. He had documented his income and started the BP claims process, he said. But he lamented the fate of others. “A lot of them don’t pay taxes,” he said. BP requests tax returns for 2007 through 2009, but will work with individuals who want to provide other docu-

mentation, including wage loss statements, deposit slips, boat registrations, copies of current fishing licenses and other financial statements, the company said in a written response to questions about the process. “BP will make every effort to keep claimant information confidential but will meet all of its legal obligations,” the company statement said, adding it will report claims it pays to the IRS. Ken Feinberg, appointed by the White House and BP

to administer the aid fund, didn’t hold out a lot of hope for people who take cash to avoid taxes. Feinberg administered a similar fund for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “I must say under the 9/11 fund, which was all public money, we were not sympathetic to paying claims based on cash-only, no tax returns,” Feinberg said. “You go down that road and you’re really opening up this fund to diversion to people who can’t justify the claims,”

he said. IRS spokesman Eric Smith said the agency could not comment. Meanwhile, the seafood industry has organized a charitable corporation to raise money for those who might fall through the cracks of the claims process. The group doesn’t need the documentation required by BP or government agencies. “We don’t even have an application process,” said Kevin Voisin, the group’s head.

Blackledge Continued from Page A1. been able to perform pageant production numbers herself. But she doesn’t. “I know too much about the pageant to compete,” she jokes. “But I stay involved. It’s a lot of fun.” David Blackledge, a banker, has served nearly 27 years in the corporation that owns and produces the annual Miss America preliminary. He was named chairman and executive director last year following the retirement of Dr. W. Briggs Hopson Jr. and his wife, Pat, who hold emeritus status. Laura Blackledge said she enjoys working behind the scenes, whether it is running papers from one executive to another or putting an OK on a food order for a large staff. Her father remembers one year when she showed an interest in competing. “At one time, she mentioned that she had thought

about it,” he said. “I would have stepped aside as director and let her compete like Dr. Hopson did when his daughter competed and won.” The Hopsons’ daughter, Karen, was crowned Miss Mississippi in 1981 and was a runner-up to the Miss America crown. Laura attended her first Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., with her parents when she was 5 years old. “I remember back then I would bring Mallory (Graham) his drink,” she said. Graham, who lives and operates a dance school in North Carolina, is the pageant’s director of choreography. David Blackledge remembered, “Those big, blue eyes were so ecstatic about being there in Atlantic City. She certainly enjoyed it and

she loved walking on the boardwalk.” But Laura opted to stay out of the spotlight, and her father said that was fine with him. “At an early age, she was capable and willing to take on responsibilities,” David Blackledge said. For the past few years, Laura, also a preschool teacher at St. Francis Xavier Elementary, has been instrumental in coordinating the annual pageant’s ticket sales, a step up from volunteering as a courier and office assistant. “She’s really a very hard worker,” said Wayne Sutter, executive secretary of the Miss Mississippi Corporation board. “You can’t find anyone

like her. She will do anything you ask.” Sutter has been with the corporation for more than 20 years. While Laura Blackledge volunteers year-round, other volunteers who have worked with the pageant in past summers include Ashleigh Ford, 22, daughter of pageant producer Norman Ford, and 19-year-old Lindsey Blackledge, Laura’s sister. Chesley Sadler Lambiotte, 32, volunteered one summer in 1996, but danced for several years in the production while a teen. She has been the production’s assistant choreographer to Graham since 2005. “Mallory was someone I looked up to and admired,”

she said. “He’s been a mentor to me. We’re all like family here.” This pageant week, Laura Blackledge can be seen around the Vicksburg Convention Center, where all competitions are held, toting papers or running errands. After a winner is crowned, she will help the new Miss Mississippi prepare for the Miss America Pageant, set for Jan. 15 in Las Vegas. “I get to help Miss Mississippi pick out dresses,” she said. “I enjoy doing it and I support my dad. It has made us all a family. All the formers call us all the time. We stay in touch with everyone.”


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death 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.

Charlie Roberts Evans LEARNED — Charlie Roberts Evans died Monday, July 5, 2010, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 83. Born in Learned, Mr. Evans attended New Oak Ridge School. He served in the Army for three years. He worked several jobs, including farming, and retired from Tyson Foods in Jackson. He was preceded in death

by his parents, John and Annette Evans; four brothers; and four sisters. Survivors include his wife, Mattie Lomax Evans; five sons, Jarvis Evans, Charlie Evans Jr., Vernon Evans, Gregory Evans and Dwight Evans; three daughters, Annette Bailey, Charlene Hawkins and Sharon Evans; one sister, Charlotte Funches of Los Angeles; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cherry Grove Baptist Church in Edwards. Burial will be at Cherry Grove Cemetery under the direction of Peoples Funeral Home of Jackson.





Look for more of the same with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

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 friday-saturday Partly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the mid90s, lows in the lower 70s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; lows in the lower 70s thursDAY-saturday Partly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the mid90s, lows in the lower 70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 89º Low/past 24 hours............... 74º Average temperature......... 83º Normal this date................... 82º Record low..............59º in 1972

Oil workers fear that they’ll face penalties or prosecution for not paying taxes if they come forward. “Proving that you worked in that capacity is going to be an issue for a lot of these people because they’re not sophisticated businessmen,” Smith said. That fear might be why it’s hard to find a laborer willing to talk about the problem. Along Bayou Hopedale, east of New Orleans, a group of men sorting crabs at a ramshackle waterside building


Record high...... 100º before 1885

Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.59 inch This month.................. 1.16 inch Total/year.............. 21.00 inches Normal/month......0.74 inches Normal/year........ 30.73 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 2:19 A.M. Most active................. 8:33 P.M. Active............................. 2:48 P.M. Most active.................. 9:02 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:12 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:12 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:03

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 33.5 | Change: N/C Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 15.4 | Change: N/C Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 16.6 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.7 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 3.1 | Change: N/C Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.9 | Change: N/C Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................81.0 River....................................80.8

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Manson follower denied parole 19th time CHINO, Calif. — Leslie Van Houten, the one-time Charles Manson follower long seen as the most likely of his exacolytes to win freedom someday, was denied parole Tuesday for a 19th time in the killings of Leno and Rosemary La Bianca. At the conclusion of the emoLeslie tional threeVan Houten hour hearing, the chairman of the parole board, Robert Doyle, said Van Houten was not yet suitable for parole because she had failed to gain complete insight into her crime and its motivation.

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Brees discusses his mother’s death in new book nfl

By Brett Martel The Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS — Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees asks himself often is there anything he could have done to prevent his mother from committing suicide. The Saints quarterback initially viewed his mother’s death as very personal, but he opens up about that tragedy as well as other failures and misfortunes in his new book: “Coming Back Stronger.”

In the book, Brees writes, “I ask myself the question often: Could I have saved her?” Brees led Drew New Orleans Brees to glory despite being in mourning — and guilt-ridden — over the death of his mother, Mina, in August 2009. Although he didn’t discuss

her death in detail during the season, he devoted a chapter in the book to his relationship with her. He reflects on his alienation from his mother in adulthood, wondering whether he could have handled it differently. Brees said Tuesday that he realized during many late nights sitting at his laptop computer in his kitchen that writing about his mother’s death could serve as therapy for him and advice for others. “I felt like it was very appropriate because I feel

like so many people deal with that, be it the relationship with a parent or death of a loved one, whatever it might be,” Brees said. “I wanted to address it in a way that was very sensitive to my family, but also very truthful, hoping that if somebody else has gone through that, or not gotten over it, or is not sure how to handle a situation like that. “Maybe this can help.” Brees said he set out to write a memoir that could help readers find ways to

minor league baseball

Summer baseball blues

M-Braves complete the sweep

MAC All-Star Game Saturday, 1 p.m. at Mississippi College


6 p.m. ESPN — The surprisingly solid Cincinnati Reds square off against National League RBI leader David Wright and the New York Mets at Citi Field.

From staff reports


LAMAR ANTHONY Mississippi Titans and Vicksburg High outfielder scored the lone run for the Titans on Tuesday.


Henderson gets his release from USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California released top recruit Seantrel Henderson from his national letter of intent Tuesday, the latest blow to a school reeling from an NCAA scandal. Henderson, a 330-pound offensive tackle from St. Paul, Minn., was one of the coveted members of coach Lane Kiffin’s first recruiting class. Kiffin made the announcement Tuesday and said the move came with “zero penalties and no restrictions.” “Seantrel has been great through the whole process and we wish him the best of luck with his decision,” Kiffin said. The NCAA recently banned USC from bowl games for two years and imposed severe scholarship restrictions following an investigation surrounding Heisman Trophy-winning tailback Reggie Bush dating to the Trojans’ 2004 national championship. USC was penalized for a lack of institutional control in the ruling by the NCAA following its four-year investigation. The coach who presided over the alleged misdeeds — Pete Carroll — is now with the Seattle Seahawks. The penalties include the loss of 30 football scholarships over three years and vacating 14 victories in which Bush played from December 2004 through the 2005 season. USC has appealed.


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turn adversity into opportunities to improve themselves and their lives. Certainly, Brees has experience with that. “I know that I’ve had so many experiences in my life and lessons learned through adversity, where I feel like if it wasn’t for that adversity, then I certainly wouldn’t be where I am now or have the opportunities that I had to get me to this point,” Brees said by phone from New York, where he was making See Brees, Page B3.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Mississippi Titan players watch from the dugout during a game that was cut short by rain. The downpour

stopped the game against the Jackson 96ers during the fourth inning.

Rain puts damper on Titans By Jeff Byrd Rain got the best of the Mississippi Titans’ home contest Tuesday night with the Jackson 96ers at Viking Field. The scheduled nineinning, wooden bat game made it to the top of the fourth inning before a heavy thundershower turned the Viking Field infield into a muddy mess. The Jackson-based 96ers, who play in the National Amateur Baseball Federation, had a 4-1 lead through three complete innings. Even though the game won’t count because not enough innings were played, Titans coach Roosevelt Brown was not happy.

baseball “It was sloppy. Even though we were down when it was called, I thought we would beat them over nine innings. They brought their 17-year-olds’ team. We have already beaten their 18s this year, so I feel we should beat them, too,” said Brown of his Titans, a Vicksburg-based tournament team. Tuesday’s game was being used as a warmup for the Southern Mississippi Invitational, which begins Thursday in Hattiesburg. Both the Titans, who are 10-6, and all three of the 96ers teams entered the tourney. The 96ers 18s have four members of St. Al’s two state cham-

pionship teams: Pierson Waring, two-time Vicksburg Post Player of the Year Stephen Evans, Blake Haygood and Justin Rushing. The 96ers team the Titans played Tuesday featured eight players from Madison Central, the 2010 Class 6A runnerup. Andrew Alexander, who started, was one of the eight. He pitched three innings and allowed one run off two hits and three walks. The run that scored came from Vicksburg High’s Lamar Anthony, who led off with a walk in the first inning, and then later scored on a groundout by Columbia High School’s Ryan Ellis. Anthony is one of eight

players from three of the city’s four high schools playing for Brown and the Titans this summer. Carlos Gonzales of Warren Central started at third base, Taylor Brocato of Vicksburg was the catcher, while Porters Chapel’s Montana McDaniel was at second base and WC’s Clayton Ashley was in right field. Vicksburg High’s Cody Waddell was the starting pitcher and went two innings and left with the game tied at 1. He struck out three while issuing two walks and allowing two hits. Clinton’s Jamie Monroe pitched the Titans’ third inning and ran into problems, with a hit batter, a walk and a double by John See Titans, Page B3.

The Mississippi Braves kept up their winning ways against the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx on Tuesday, as they finished off a threegame series with a 7-3 victory at Trustmark Park in Pearl. The win gave the M-Braves a series sweep over West Tenn. The M-Braves took advantage of a nightmarish outing for West Tenn starter Dan Cortes. He walked seven batters, hit two and threw two wild pitches. Mississippi got rolling in the first inning as Cortes walked two and gave up two singles to give the M-Braves a 3-0 lead. The Diamond Jaxx got back into the contest and ended a 42-inning scoreless streak in the top of the second. With two outs and a runner at second base, Dustin Ackley doubled down the right field line to score Carlos Triunfel and ended the scoring drought. The streak is the longest in Southern League history, snapping the old mark of 36 scoreless innings set by the Mobile White Sox in 1970. Another streak was snapped, as the M-Braves gave up their first run in 30 innings at Trustmark Park. In the third, the Diamond Jaxx cut the lead to 3-2 as Scott Savastano scored on a sacrifice fly by Jose Yepez. In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Braves struck for three runs. Seven Braves came to the plate, but only one reached on a base hit. Willie Cabrera singled in a run, while the other two scored on a wild pitch and a groundout. Tim Gustafson (3-0) earned the win for the M-Braves, while Cortes (5-3) was tagged with the loss.

James to make free agency decision on Thursday By The Associated Press MIAMI — After a week, there are now real signs that the NBA’s waiting game might soon be ending. LeBron James has reportedly blinked. Now Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh almost certainly are near the end of their freeagent roads as well. ESPN’s Chris Broussard, citing anonymous “independent sources,” reported Tuesday night that James will announce his future

nba NBA plans during a onehour special on the network at 8 p.m. Thursday, with proceeds from ad revenue going to charity. Broussard said James’ “representatives” contacted ESPN and asked for the unusual arrangement, which neither the network nor the two-time MVP’s circle would confirm. Still, that was the clearest indicator yet that what might go down as the most celebrated free-agent period in

LeBron James

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the history of sports — built entirely around the incessant speculation about James, Wade and Bosh — is nearing a dramatic end. “It’s either going to happen

quickly,” Bosh told The Associated Press on the eve of free agency, “or it’s not.” It hasn’t happened Chris quickly. Bosh But now that James has apparently circled a date on his calendar, things would figure to start moving that way. That would be fantastic news, not only for the team or teams that land the

members of the NBA’s juggernaut trio, but the 150 or so other free agents who are essentially hostages in this tete-a-tete between stars and suitors. “I think, obviously, we know who the guys are who are the biggest free agents,” said guard Chris Quinn, who ended last season with New Jersey before hitting the open market. “A lot depends on what they do. There’s a lot of other players who are free agents who are looking for See Agency, Page B3.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets 8:30 p.m. WGN - Chicago Cubs at Arizona WORLD CUP SOCCER 1 p.m. ESPN - Semifinal, Germany vs. Spain



Thursday CYCLING 7:30 a.m. Versus - Tour de France, Stage 5 GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Scottish Open Noon TGC - Nationwide Tour, Wayne Gretzky Classic 2 p.m. ESPN2 - USGA, U.S. Women’s Open 2 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, John Deere Classic


from staff & AP reports

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Former Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez arrested NEWARK, N.J. — Former Seton Hall basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez is in trouble again. Fired in March for his antics on and off the court, Gonzalez has been arrested on charges of shoplifting from a New Jersey mall. Gonzalez, 47, reported to Millburn police headquarters on Monday. He faces charges of criminal mischief, along with shoplifting. He is accused of taking a satchel worth roughly $1,400 from the Polo Ralph Lauren store in the Short Hills Mall on June 29. He plans to plead not guilty, said defense attorney Gerald Krovatin, who also is representing Gonzalez in a lawsuit over his dismissal. He called the accusations a miscommunication and a series of misunderstandings. A spokeswoman for the Essex County prosecutor’s office says the shoplifting charge is a third-degree offense punishable by up to five years in jail.

NBA Clippers reach deal with Del Negro to coach

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers reached an agreement in principle with Vinny Del Negro to become the team’s head coach. The team said Tuesday night in an e-mail that more details would be announced today. Del Negro was fired by the Chicago Bulls in May after going 82-82 in two seasons and making two postseason appearances. Mike Dunleavy quit as Clippers coach in early February to focus exclusively on his general manager duties, then he and the team severed ties completely on March 8. His assistant, Kim Hughes, finished the season as interim coach before being dismissed on April 15.

NFL Jim Brown appeals lawsuit dismissal SAN FRANCISCO — NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown is asking a San Francisco appellate court to overturn a federal judge’s decision to dismiss his lawsuit against video game maker Electronic Arts. Brown filed the request Tuesday with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He argues U.S. District Judge Florence-Marie Cooper was erroneous when ruling in September that Electronic Arts was protected by First Amendment rights when it created a character similar to Brown for its Madden NFL video games.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 7 1911 — Dorothea Lambert Chambers sets the record for the shortest championship match at Wimbledon — 25 minutes — by disposing of Dora Boothby 6-0, 6-0 in the women’s finals. 1974 — In Munich, West Germany beats the Netherlands 2-1 to win soccer’s World Cup. 1985 — West Germany’s Boris Becker, 17, becomes the youngest champion and first unseeded player in the history of the men’s singles at Wimbledon with a 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3), 6-4 victory over Kevin Curren. 2005 — Baseball and softball are dropped from the Olympic program for the 2012 London Games, making the two American-invented sports the first events cut from the Olympics in 69 years.

Herndon pitched to 2 batters in the 11th. Jurrjens pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Umpires—Home, Tim Welke; First, Scott Barry; Second, Mike DiMuro; Third, Jim Reynolds. T—3:31. A—44,715 (43,651).

American League East Division

W New York.......................52 Tampa Bay....................50 Boston...........................49 Toronto..........................41 Baltimore.......................25

L 31 33 35 43 58

Central Division

W Detroit............................45 Minnesota......................45 Chicago.........................44 Kansas City...................38 Cleveland.......................33

L 37 38 38 46 50

Pct GB .627 — .602 2 .583 3 1/2 .488 11 1/2 .301 27 Pct GB .549 — .542 1/2 .537 1 .452 8 .398 12 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................49 34 .590 — Los Angeles..................46 40 .535 4 1/2 Oakland.........................41 44 .482 9 Seattle...........................34 49 .410 15 ——— Tuesday’s Games Detroit 7, Baltimore 5, 11 innings Minnesota 7, Toronto 6 Tampa Bay 3, Boston 2 Texas 12, Cleveland 1 Chicago White Sox 4, L.A. Angels 1 N.Y. Yankees 6, Oakland 1 Kansas City 3, Seattle 2 Today’s Games Baltimore (Bergesen 3-5) at Detroit (Scherzer 5-6), 6:05 p.m. Minnesota (Slowey 8-5) at Toronto (Rzepczynski 0-0), 6:07 p.m. Boston (Wakefield 3-6) at Tampa Bay (Price 11-4), 6:10 p.m. Cleveland (Talbot 8-7) at Texas (C.Lewis 7-5), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (J.Saunders 6-8) at Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 8-3), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 6-7) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 7-5), 9:05 p.m. Kansas City (Davies 4-6) at Seattle (Fister 3-4), 9:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games L.A. Angels (E.Santana 8-6) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 7-7), 1:05 p.m. Minnesota (S.Baker 7-7) at Toronto (Cecil 7-5), 6:07 p.m. Cleveland (Westbrook 5-4) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 5-9), 6:10 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 3-10) at Texas (Tom.Hunter 5-0), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 10-2) at Seattle (J.Vargas 6-4), 9:10 p.m.

National League East Division

W Atlanta...........................49 New York.......................47 Philadelphia...................43 Florida............................39 Washington....................37

L 35 37 39 44 47

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................48 St. Louis........................45 Chicago.........................37 Milwaukee......................37 Houston.........................33 Pittsburgh......................30

L 37 38 47 47 51 53

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Pct .583 .560 .524 .470 .440

GB — 2 5 9 1/2 12

Pct GB — .565 .542 2 .440 10 1/2 .440 10 1/2 .393 14 1/2 .361 17

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................49 34 .590 — Los Angeles..................46 37 .554 3 Colorado........................45 38 .542 4 San Francisco...............43 40 .518 6 Arizona..........................32 52 .381 17 1/2 ——— Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 6, Philadelphia 3, 11 innings Washington 6, San Diego 5 N.Y. Mets 3, Cincinnati 0 Houston 6, Pittsburgh 2 San Francisco 6, Milwaukee 1 Colorado 12, St. Louis 9 Chicago Cubs 6, Arizona 4 L.A. Dodgers 7, Florida 3 Today’s Games Atlanta (Medlen 5-1) at Philadelphia (Moyer 9-7), 6:05 p.m. San Diego (Garland 8-5) at Washington (J.Martin 0-4), 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 8-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 6-2), 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (D.McCutchen 1-3) at Houston (Moehler 1-4), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 8-4) at Milwaukee (Narveson 7-5), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 8-4) at Colorado (Cook 3-5), 7:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 6-7) at Arizona (E.Jackson 6-6), 9:40 p.m. Florida (Jo.Johnson 8-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 7-6), 9:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 1-6) at Houston (Oswalt 5-10), 1:05 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 7-4) at Milwaukee (M.Parra 3-5), 1:10 p.m. St. Louis (Carpenter 9-2) at Colorado (Jimenez 14-1), 2:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 8-2) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 5-3), 6:05 p.m. San Diego (Latos 9-4) at Washington (Atilano 6-5), 6:05 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 7-5) at Arizona (R.Lopez 4-7), 9:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 4-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 8-4), 9:10 p.m.


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G MiCabrera Det................. 79 Hamilton Tex................... 80 Morneau Min................... 80 Cano NYY....................... 83 ABeltre Bos..................... 81 Guerrero Tex................... 79 DeJesus KC.................... 81 ISuzuki Sea..................... 83 Butler KC......................... 83 Crawford TB.................... 80

AB 300 322 292 326 310 306 313 341 315 310

R 63 57 53 59 41 54 44 34 40 64

H 103 110 100 110 104 101 103 111 102 99

Pct. .343 .342 .342 .337 .335 .330 .329 .326 .324 .319

BATTING—MiCabrera, Detroit, .343; Hamilton, Texas, .342; Morneau, Minnesota, .342; Cano, New York, .337; ABeltre, Boston, .335; Guerrero, Texas, .330; DeJesus, Kansas City, .329. RUNS—Youkilis, Boston, 66; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 64; MiCabrera, Detroit, 63; Cano, New York, 59; Hamilton, Texas, 57; Teixeira, New York, 57; Andrus, Texas, 56; Jeter, New York, 56. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 73; Guerrero, Texas, 72; ARodriguez, New York, 67; Hamilton, Texas, 62; TorHunter, Los Angeles, 60; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 60; Konerko, Chicago, 58. HITS—ISuzuki, Seattle, 111; Cano, New York, 110; Hamilton, Texas, 110; MYoung, Texas, 105; ABeltre, Boston, 104; MiCabrera, Detroit, 103; DeJesus, Kansas City, 103. DOUBLES—MiCabrera, Detroit, 26; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 26; Butler, Kansas City, 25; Markakis, Baltimore, 25; Morneau, Minnesota, 25; 6 tied at 24. TRIPLES—Span, Minnesota, 7; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 6; Pennington, Oakland, 5; Youkilis, Boston, 5; Borbon, Texas, 4; Gardner, New York, 4; Granderson, New York, 4; AJackson, Detroit, 4; Maier, Kansas City, 4; Podsednik, Kansas City, 4. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 21; MiCabrera, Detroit, 21; Hamilton, Texas, 21; Konerko, Chicago, 20; Guerrero, Texas, 19; VWells, Toronto, 19; Morneau, Minnesota, 18. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 32; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 29; RDavis, Oakland, 26; Gardner, New York, 24; Podsednik, Kansas City, 24; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 24; Figgins, Seattle, 23. PITCHING—Sabathia, New York, 11-3; Price, Tampa Bay, 11-4; Pettitte, New York, 10-2; PHughes, New York, 10-2; Lester, Boston, 10-3; Buchholz, Boston, 10-4; Verlander, Detroit, 10-5. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 130; FHernandez, Seattle, 122; Lester, Boston, 118; Liriano, Minnesota, 116; Morrow, Toronto, 107; RRomero, Toronto, 106; Verlander, Detroit, 103; Sabathia, New York, 103. SAVES—Soria, Kansas City, 24; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 23; NFeliz, Texas, 22; MRivera, New York, 19; Papelbon, Boston, 19; Rauch, Minnesota, 19; Gregg, Toronto, 18; Jenks, Chicago, 18; Valverde, Detroit, 18.


G Prado Atl......................... 83 Ethier LAD....................... 65 Polanco Phi..................... 62 DWright NYM.................. 83 Votto Cin......................... 79 Pujols StL........................ 82 BPhillips Cin.................... 84 Tulowitzki Col.................. 62 GSanchez Fla................. 80 Byrd ChC......................... 82

AB 355 255 261 312 291 302 343 235 298 312

R H Pct. 59 118 .332 41 82 .322 39 83 .318 52 99 .317 56 92 .316 50 93 .308 64 105 .306 47 72 .306 42 91 .305 43 95 .304

BATTING—Prado, Atlanta, .332; Ethier, Los Angeles, .322; Polanco, Philadelphia, .318; DWright, New York, .317; Votto, Cincinnati, .316; Pujols, St. Louis, .308; BPhillips, Cincinnati, .306; Tulowitzki, Colorado, .306. RUNS—BPhillips, Cincinnati, 64; Prado, Atlanta, 59; Kemp, Los Angeles, 57; Votto, Cincinnati, 56; Uggla, Florida, 55; Coghlan, Florida, 54; Weeks, Milwaukee, 53. RBI—DWright, New York, 64; Hart, Milwaukee, 61; Pujols, St. Louis, 61; Howard, Philadelphia, 60; Votto, Cincinnati, 59; Loney, Los Angeles, 57; Rolen, Cincinnati, 57; CYoung, Arizona, 57. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 118; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 105; DWright, New York, 99; Braun, Milwaukee, 96; Howard, Philadelphia, 96; Loney, Los Angeles, 96; Byrd, Chicago, 95. DOUBLES—Byrd, Chicago, 26; Werth, Philadelphia, 26; Dunn, Washington, 25; Prado, Atlanta, 25; DWright, New York, 25; Holliday, St. Louis, 24; Loney, Los Angeles, 24. TRIPLES—Victorino, Philadelphia, 8; Fowler, Colorado, 7; Bay, New York, 6; SDrew, Arizona,

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6; JosReyes, New York, 6; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 5; Furcal, Los Angeles, 5; Morgan, Washington, 5; Olivo, Colorado, 5; Pagan, New York, 5. HOME RUNS—Votto, Cincinnati, 21; Pujols, St. Louis, 20; Hart, Milwaukee, 19; Reynolds, Arizona, 19; Fielder, Milwaukee, 18; Dunn, Washington, 17; Rolen, Cincinnati, 17. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 26; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 20; Morgan, Washington, 19; JosReyes, New York, 19; Torres, San Francisco, 17; Victorino, Philadelphia, 17; Pagan, New York, 16; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 16; CYoung, Arizona, 16. PITCHING—Jimenez, Colorado, 14-1; Wainwright, St. Louis, 12-5; Pelfrey, New York, 10-3; Halladay, Philadelphia, 10-7; Silva, Chicago, 9-2; Carpenter, St. Louis, 9-2; Latos, San Diego, 9-4; DLowe, Atlanta, 9-7; Moyer, Philadelphia, 9-7. STRIKEOUTS—Wainwright, St. Louis, 123; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 122; Lincecum, San Francisco, 121; Halladay, Philadelphia, 119; Haren, Arizona, 119; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 116; JoJohnson, Florida, 115. SAVES—HBell, San Diego, 23; FCordero, Cincinnati, 23; Capps, Washington, 22; BrWilson, San Francisco, 22; FRodriguez, New York, 20; Dotel, Pittsburgh, 19; Lindstrom, Houston, 19.

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Chattanooga (Dodgers).9 Carolina (Reds).............8 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......8 Huntsville (Brewers)......7 West Tenn (Mariners)...5

L 6 7 7 8 10

Sept. 18.......... *c-vs. Alcorn State................. 5 Sept. 25............ *at Jackson State................. 6 Oct. 2.....................*g-Prairie View................. 1 Oct. 9........................ *at Southern............ 6:30 Oct. 23......................*g-Grambling................. 1 Oct. 30........... *at Texas Southern................. 2 Nov. 6...............*at Ark.-Pine Bluff............ 2:30 Nov. 13..............*g-Alabama A&M................. 1 *Southwestern Athletic Conference game c-at Chicago g-at Greenville

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soccer 2010 World Cup SEMIFINALS

Tuesday Netherlands 3, Uruguay 2 Today Germany vs. Spain, 1:30 p.m. ———


Saturday Uruguay vs. Germany-Spain loser, 1:30 p.m. ———


Sunday Netherlands vs. Germany-Spain winner, 1:30 p.m.

nascar Pct. .600 .533 .533 .467 .333

GB — 1 1 2 4

W L Pct. Mobile (Diamondbacks).9 6 .600 Mississippi (Braves)...8 7 .533 B-ham (White Sox).......7 8 .467 x-Jacksonville (Marlins).7 8 .467 Montgomery (Rays).......7 8 .467 x-clinched division ——— Tuesday’s Games Huntsville 3, Tennessee 0 Mobile 9, Jacksonville 1 Mississippi 7, West Tenn 3 Birmingham 3, Montgomery 2, 11 innings Carolina 9, Chattanooga 1 Today’s Games Huntsville at Chattanooga, 11:15 a.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 7:05 p.m. Carolina at West Tenn, 7:05 p.m. Birmingham at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Mobile at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Tennessee at Jacksonville, 7:05 p.m. Birmingham at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Mobile at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Carolina at West Tenn, 7:05 p.m. Huntsville at Chattanooga, 7:15 p.m.

GB — 1 2 2 2

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Through July 3 Feb. 14 — Daytona 500 (Jamie McMurray) Feb. 21 — Auto Club 500 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 28 — Shelby American (Jimmie Johnson) March 7 — Kobalt Tools 500 (Kurt Busch) March 21 — Food City 500 (Jimmie Johnson) March 29 — Goody’s 500 (Denny Hamlin) April 10 — Subway Fresh Fit 600 (Ryan Newman) April 19 — Samsung Mobile 500 (Denny Hamlin) April 25 — Aaron’s 499 (Kevin Harvick) May 1 — Crown Royal Presents The Heath Calhoun 400 (Kyle Busch) May 8 — Showtime Southern 500 (Denny Hamlin) May 16 — Autism Speaks 400 (Kyle Busch) May 22 — x-Sprint Showdown (Martin Truex Jr.) May 22 — x-Sprint All-Star Race (Kurt Busch) May 30 — Coca-Cola 600 (Kurt Busch) June 6 — Gillette Fusion 500 (Denny Hamlin) June 13 — Heluva Good! 400 (Denny Hamlin) June 20 — Toyota/Save Mart 350 (J. Johnson) June 27 — Lenox Tools 301 (Jimmie Johnson) July 3 — Coke Zero 400 (Kevin Harvick) July 10 — 400, Joliet, Ill. July 25 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 1 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 8 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 15 — Carfax 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 21 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 5 — Labor Day Classic 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 11 — One Last Race to Make The Chase, Richmond, Va. x-non-points race

Sprint Cup standings

college football 2010 Mississippi schedules Southern Miss Sept. 2.............. at South Carolina . ......... 6:30 Sept. 11...... vs. Prairie View A&M................. 6 Sept. 17.......................vs. Kansas . .............. 7 Sept. Louisiana Tech................. 6 Oct. 2...................... vs. Marshall * . .............. 7 Oct. 9.................... East Carolina *............ 6:30 Oct. 16..................... at Memphis * . ............ 11 Oct. 30...........................vs. UAB * . ............ 11 Nov. Tulane *............ 2:30 Nov. 13........................... at UCF * . ............ 11 Nov. 20....................vs. Houston *................. 6 Nov. Tulsa * . ......... 5:30 *Conference USA game

Sprint Cup Schedule-Winners

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Ole Miss Sept. 4..............Jacksonville State.....................TBA Sept. 11......................... at Tulane.... 8 p.m. ESPN2 Sept. 18......................Vanderbilt *.....................TBA Sept. 25....................Fresno State.....................TBA Oct. 2........................... Kentucky *.....................TBA Oct. 16..................... at Alabama *.....................TBA Oct. Arkansas *.....................TBA Oct. 30............................ Auburn *.....................TBA Nov. 6............ Louisiana-Lafayette.....................TBA Nov. Tennessee *.....................TBA Nov. LSU *.....................TBA Nov. 27............Mississippi State *.....................TBA *Southeastern Conference game

Mississippi State Sept. 4........................... Memphis.....................TBA Sept. 9........................... Auburn *.6:30 p.m. ESPN Sept. 18......................... at LSU *.....................TBA Sept. 25........................ Georgia *.....................TBA Oct. 2....................... Alcorn State.....................TBA Oct. 9.......................... at Houston.....................TBA Oct. 16....................... at Florida *.....................TBA Oct. 23.................................. UAB.....................TBA Oct. 30........................ Kentucky *.....................TBA Nov. 13................... at Alabama *.....................TBA Nov. 20....................... Arkansas *.....................TBA Nov. 27................... at Ole Miss *.....................TBA *Southeastern Conference game

Alcorn State Sept. 4............................ Langston................. 2 p.m. Sept. 18.*c-vs. Miss. Valley State................. 5 p.m. Sept. 25............... *Alabama State................. 2 p.m. Oct. 2............. at Mississippi State.....................TBA Oct. 9..................*Texas Southern................. 2 p.m. Oct. 16.................... *at Grambling.....................TBA Oct. 21.................. *Ark.-Pine Bluff.....................TBA Oct. 30...........................*Southern................. 2 p.m. Nov. 6...............*at Alabama A&M................. 1 p.m. Nov. 13................ *at Prairie View.....................TBA Nov. 20............. *at Jackson State................. 1 p.m. *Southwestern Athletic Conference game c-at Chicago

Jackson State Sept. 4.........................Delta State................. 4 p.m. Sept. 11... m-vs. Tennessee State................. 6 p.m. Sept. 18.................. *at Grambling.....................TBA Sept. 25..... *Mississippi Valley St.................. 6 p.m. Oct. 9.................... *Alabama A&M................. 4 p.m. Oct. 16...........................*Southern................. 6 p.m. Oct. 23........... *at Texas Southern.....................TBA Oct. 30......................*Prairie View................. 4 p.m. Nov. 6.............. *at Alabama State................. 7 p.m. Nov. 13.............*at Ark.-Pine Bluff............ 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20.................... *Alcorn State................. 1 p.m. *Southwestern Athletic Conference game m-at Memphis, Tenn.

Mississippi Valley State Sept. 4............. *at Alabama State................. 7 p.m. Sept. 11.. at South Carolina State.....................TBA

Through July 3 1. Kevin Harvick.............................................. 2. Jeff Gordon................................................. 3. Jimmie Johnson.......................................... 4. Kurt Busch.................................................. 5. Denny Hamlin............................................. 6. Kyle Busch.................................................. 7. Matt Kenseth............................................... 8. Jeff Burton.................................................. 9. Tony Stewart............................................... 10. Greg Biffle................................................. 11. Dale Earnhardt Jr..................................... 12. Carl Edwards............................................ 13. Mark Martin............................................... 14. Clint Bowyer.............................................. 15. Ryan Newman.......................................... 16. Kasey Kahne............................................ 17. David Reutimann...................................... 18. Joey Logano............................................. 19. Jamie McMurray....................................... 20. Martin Truex Jr......................................... ———

Nationwide Series schedule

2,684 2,472 2,459 2,439 2,400 2,376 2,322 2,319 2,251 2,234 2,177 2,170 2,131 2,121 2,090 2,016 2,000 1,997 1,945 1,930

Through July 2 Feb. 13 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 20 — Stater Bros. 300 (Kyle Busch) Feb. 27 — Sam’s Town 300 (Kevin Harvick) March 20 — Scotts 300 (Justin Allgaier) April 3 — Nashville 300 (Kevin Harvick) April 9 — Bashas’ 200 (Kyle Busch) April 19 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (Kyle Busch) April 25 — Aaron’s 312 (Brad Keselowski) April 30 — BUBBA burger 250 (Brad Keselowski) May 7 — Royal Purple 200 (Denny Hamlin) May 15 — Heluva Good! 200 (Kyle Busch) May 29 — TECH-NET 300 (Kyle Busch) June 5 — Federated Parts 300 (Brad Keselowski) June 12 — Meijer 300 (Joey Logano) June 19 — Bucyrus 200 (Carl Edwards) June 26 — New England 200 (Kyle Busch) July 2 — Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola (Dale Earnhardt Jr.)

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-4-9 La. Pick 4: 6-8-3-6 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-1-1 La. Pick 4: 6-0-8-5 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-7-6 La. Pick 4: 0-2-4-8 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-6-8 La. Pick 4: 4-6-7-0 Easy 5: 9-21-22-24-33 La. Lotto: 1-3-12-24-31-33 Powerball: 6-38-43-47-48 Powerball: 27; Power play: 5 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-4-2 La. Pick 4: 3-5-2-6 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-9-7 La. Pick 4: 4-6-62 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-0-8 La. Pick 4: 1-2-7-9 Easy 5: 8-9-11-22-27 La. Lotto: 9-14-16-17-34-35 Powerball: 3-10-14-52-53 Powerball: 3; Power play: 3

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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Continued from Page B1. a series of appearances coinciding with Tuesday’s official released of his first book. Brees writes that even his first meeting with his wife, Brittany, was a flop in which he described himself acting like an “idiot” and leaving her with a terrible first impression. His football career from high school through college at Purdue and the NFL was loaded with setbacks detailed in the book, the worst being a career-threatening throwing shoulder injury in 2005 that effectively ended his playing days with San Diego. Brees then joined the Saints, longtime losers in a city recently devastated by Hurricane Katrina. His recovery outpaced his doctors’ predictions and New Orleans boasts of its first Super Bowl title.

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Atlanta Braves first baseman Eric Hinske,left and Matt Diaz celebrate after Hinske’s two-run home against the Philadelphia Phillies in the 11th inning Tuesday. The Braves won 6-3.

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Hinske, Diaz lift Braves over Phils

Morgan Berry. But it was what happened after the first two got on base that drew Brown’s anger. “When you give up a leadoff walk or hit by pitch, 80 percent of the time, those runners wind up scoring. Then another guy walks and they steal both of them, and we throw the ball into center field because we don’t cover the bag. That’s why I took my shortstop out of the game after the inning. There’s no excuse for sloppy play,” said Brown, a Vicksburg native who played three years in left field for the Chicago Cubs. Both times the 96ers attempted to steal, Brocato’s throw went into center because neither of his infielders covered the bag. The second errant throw allowed both runners to score to break the 1-1 tie. Berry came around after his double to score on a sacrifice fly. “We just didn’t play too well today,” Gonzales said. “It’s been two weeks since we last played together. Things will be better when we go down to Hattiesburg.” Brown didn’t buy the layoff. The team had not played since making it to the finals of the the Louisiana Best Tournament at LSU-Eunice.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A trip to Philadelphia might be all that Matt Diaz needs to get back in a hitting groove. Diaz hit a tiebreaking double in the 11th inning, Eric Hinske added a two-run homer and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Tuesday night. Yunel Escobar singled off David Herndon (0-2) to start the 11th and scored when Diaz ripped a liner to the gap in right-center. Mike Zagurski got the next two outs before Hinske connected. Diaz finished 3-for-5 with two doubles. He’s hitting .333 (23 for 69) with 12 extra-base hits lifetime at Citizens Bank Park. “It’s definitely a fun park to hit in,” said Diaz, who had been 1 for 7 since returning from the disabled list last week. “It’s one of the top two or three parks to hit in. In fact, it’s probably No. 1. The ball carries.” Jesse Chavez (1-1) pitched a scoreless 10th to earn the win. Billy Wagner finished for his 18th save in 21 chances. Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer for Philadelphia, which managed just three hits. The two-time NL champion Phillies fell five games behind


Agency Continued from Page B1. jobs and working hard and want to get on a good team and win.” Through Tuesday night, only one so-called marquee guy had picked a new team, Amare Stoudemire leaving Phoenix for the Knicks. Even something like that didn’t register a giant blip across the NBA. Instead, the waiting game reigned. And by the time James’ news broke Tuesday night, Stoudemire almost seemed like ancient history. “Getting closer,” is the cryptic message on James’ website. Unless it’s the Heat, Cavaliers, Bulls, Knicks, Nets or Raptors, there seems to be almost a sense of ennui across the rest of the league when it comes to the sweepstakes involving James, Bosh and Wade. It’s certainly an unusual time: One corner of the league is waiting to see what the Big 3 will do, and the rest are just trying to improve their own teams. “It’s been going on for a year, guys,” Orlando Magic general manager Otis Smith said. “It’s kind of hard for me to pay attention this week.” Kind of hard for many teams not to, either. “I’m tired of hearing about all that, to be honest with you,” New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams said. Bosh said just before the July 1 start of free agent mania that he was eager to get the process over with, even indicating that he could reveal his decision before Wade or James announced theirs.


mlb the Braves. They will try to win the series when 47-yearold Jamie Moyer goes for his 10th victory on Wednesday night. Phillies starter Cole Hamels allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings, striking out eight. The 2008 World Series MVP is 1-5 in his last eight starts, despite allowing three earned runs or less in seven of them. “I’ve had some tough games,” Hamels said. “I feel comfortable and excited for the second half.” Atlanta’s Jair Jurrjens allowed three runs and just two hits in six-plus innings. Two of the three batters he walked scored. After the Braves took a 3-2 lead on Martin Prado’s solo homer in the seventh, the Phillies answered quickly in the bottom half. Ibanez walked to start the inning. Ryan Howard then hit an opposite-field triple that just eluded left fielder Diaz’s leaping attempt. The ball bounced away from Diaz, allowing the slow-footed Howard to reach third standing. But Howard stayed right there.

Tryouts for Vicksburg High’s baseball team will be July 14-16, from 6-7:30 p.m. each day at Showers Field. The tryouts are open to VHS students in grades 8-12. All players should bring a completed physical form, their own glove and cleats. For information, call coach Cody Zumbro at 601-630-5400.

On-Target junior golf The next tournament in the On-Target Junior Golf series is scheduled for July 16 at 9 a.m. at Vicksburg Country Club. The entry fee is $20 and the deadline to register is the day before the event. The series will conclude July 29-30 with the Vicksburg-Jackson Junior Cup. The event will pit junior golfers from Jackson and Vicksburg against each other in a team competition, with awards for both team and individual play. The first day of play will be at Clear Creek Golf Course and the second will be at VCC. The entry fee is $30 and is good for both days. For information or to register call Kathy Hester

St. Aloysius will host a youth football camp for players ages 6-11 on July 29, from 9-11 a.m. at Balzli Field. Cost of the camp is $40. Participants are to wear a t-shirt, shorts and tennis shoes or cleats. No spikes. Registration forms are available online at For information, e-mail St. Al coach B.J. Smithhart at

University Alumni’s annual Bulldog Celebration Dinner on July 14. The event begins with a social at 6 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center, followed by a barbecue dinner and the main program at 6:30. The program will also feature Jimmy Abraham, the Executive Director of the MSU Alumni Association. Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased in advance at the UPS Store on Pemberton Boulevard, or by contacting Tom Kendall, chapter president, at 601-631-3206 or TKendall@ Children age 8 and under are free.

Clear Creek Ladies weekly golf report

Rebel Reunion at the Trade Mart

On June 30 and July 3, the Ladies of Clear Creek played a stroke play game. The winners were Karen Carroll, Pam Thomas and Suzanne Hurley. Linda Moss and Hurley made chip-ins. On Saturday, the Ladies will host a couples tournament. Price per couple is $35, and there will be three flights. Sign-up sheets for both tournaments are located in the Clear Creek club house or you can call 601-638-9395 to be signed up.

The Central Mississippi Ole Miss Club will host the annual “Rebel Reunion” party on July 13 at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. Featured speakers will include football coach Houston Nutt, baseball coach Mike Bianco, women’s basketball coach Renee Ladner, athletic director Pete Boone and chancellor Dan Jones. The social hour begins at 5 p.m., with the program starting at 6:30. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 5 to 18, and will be available at the door. No advance tickets are required. The price of the ticket includes dinner. For more information contact club president John Raines at 601-594-4558, or Glen Waddle at 601-506-3186.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Edward Scissorhands” — A deceased inventor’s unfinished creation, Johnny Depp, becomes an instant celebrity when a cheery suburbanite, Dianne Wiest, brings him home./6:30 on ABC n SPORTS Baseball — Two of baseball’s biggest surprises, the Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets, go head to head at Citi Field./6 Johnny Depp on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Criminal Minds” — The team must profile a serial killer, covered in tattoos, who commits suicide and leaves clues to his last victim’s location./8 on CBS

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Pinetop Perkins, blues musician, 97; Doc Severinsen. musician-conductor, 83; Ringo Starr, rock star, 70; Joe Spano, actor, 64; Linda Williams, country singer, 63; Shelley Duvall, actress, 61; Vonda Shepard, singer-songwriter, 47; Jim Gaffigan, actorcomedian, 44; Jorja Fox, actress, 42; Cassidy, rapper, 28. n DEATHS Robert Butler — A Pulitzer Prize-winning expert on aging who coined the phrase “ageism” has died in New York City, his daughter said Tuesday. Butler, 83, died Sunday of leukemia at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Christine Butler said. Butler, a gerontologist and psychiatrist, was the founding director of the National Institute on Aging, one of the National Institutes of Health. He wrote several books on aging, including the 1976 Pulitzer-winning “Why Survive: Being Old in America.” Harvey Fuqua — A singer, songwriter, record producer and an early mentor of Marvin Gaye has died. Fuqua was 80. Ron Brewington of the Motown Alumni Association says Fuqua died of a heart attack Tuesday at a Detroit hospital. The Louisville, Ky., native founded the R&B-doo-wop group the Moonglows, which signed with DJ Alan Freed. The group’s first single was the 1954 hit “Sincerely.”


New blues marker going up in Maine A Mississippi Blues Trail marker will be dedicated in Rockland, Maine — the sixth to be placed outside the Magnolia State since the program started in 2006. The marker is being placed Thursday in conjunction with this year’s North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland, which was founded in 1994. The marker is titled “The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Maine.” Others markers have been placed in Vicksburg, Memphis, Chicago, Muscle Shoals, Ala., Helena, Ark., and Ferriday. The markers commemorate the influence Mississippi artists have had on the development of blues scenes outside the state.

McDermott out of hospital after crash Dean McDermott is out of the hospital. McDermott, who was being treated last week for a punctured and collapsed lung following a motorcycle accident, was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon, according to McDermott’s publicist, Meghan Prophet. No other details were provided. McDermott and his wife, actress Tori Spelling, star in the Oxygen docu-reality TV show “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.”

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Lohan gets 90 days for probation violation

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A judge sentenced Lindsay Lohan Tuesday to 90 days in jail and an inpatient rehab program after finding the actress had violated her probation in a 2007 drug case by failing to attend alcohol education classes. The actress burst into tears after the ruling. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel issued the sentence after listening to testimony from employees of an alcohol treatment program that Lohan had been ordered to attend. Lohan missed seven classes since December, which led to the judge’s harsh rebuke moments after the “Mean Girls” star offered a tearful apology. “I did do everything I was told to do and did the best I could to balance jobs and showing up,” Lohan told the judge. “It wasn’t vacation, it wasn’t some sort of a joke.” Revel said she found Lohan’s apology insincere, comparing it to “somebody who cheats and thinks it isn’t cheating if she doesn’t get caught.” Lohan was not immediately taken into custody and will be permitted to surrender on July 20.

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Russian pianist accused of pedophilia Internationally acclaimed Russian pianist and conductor Mikhail Vasillievich Pletnev has been charged with raping a 14-year-old boy in a Thai beach town, police said today. Mikhail Vasillievich Pletnev, the founder of the Russian National Orchestra, was charged Tuesday with rape and appearing in compromising photographs with several other boys, said poMikhail lice Lt. Col. Creetha Tankanarat. Vasillievich He was released on a $9,000 bail, ordered to Pletnev report to the court every 12 days and is banned from contacting any witnesses in the case. He could face up to 20 years in jail and a fine of up to $1,200 if found guilty. “This whole thing is a misunderstanding,” said Pletnev, but did not elaborate. He said he had no intention of leaving Thailand and was still residing in Pattaya. Thailand has long been known as a haven for sex tourists and pedophiles because of widespread prostitution and lax law enforcement. Authorities have voiced intentions to crack down on such offenses, and the Russian’s arrest is one of the most prominent cases to date.


Janitor finds 3-foot python in locker A custodian cleaning out lockers at a Massachusetts high school was so shocked when a 3-foot-long snake fell at his feet that he didn’t even think it was real. Ed Reardon said that at first he thought it was a change purse. Then he thought it was a rubber snake. Then it coiled into attack mode. Reardon didn’t panic. He grabbed it behind the head as he had seen on nature TV shows. When he got off work at Newton North High School, he took it to a local pet store, where workers identified it as a ball python. Reardon thinks a student left the snake in the locker at the end of school as a prank. He found a notebook in the same locker with a student’s name on it, and turned it over to the principal.


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Husband is way out of line posting sex photos online DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL


violated and your feelings are understandable. That he would disregard your feelings in the matter is, frankly, shocking. What you should do now is contact a licensed marriage counselor to figure out if, with professional help, you can help your immature and insensitive husband reorganize his priorities. Dear Abby: Twenty years ago I was in love with “Connie,” a girl who was my best friend and soul mate. We had so much in common. Connie was chubby — not fat, just not a size 3. Being 22 at the time, I became infatuated with “Lisa,” who was a size 3. Lisa was also jealous, insecure and still tied to her mother. I snapped one day and left her — the smartest thing I have ever done. By then, of course, Connie had


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If you need to purchase an expensive item about which you have little expertise or know little about, take along someone who is knowledgeable on such things. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Don’t be so sure of things that you leave yourself open for, making a big mistake. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Before hiring anyone to do a big job, be sure to check out the person’s credentials and terms of service very carefully. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You’ll do yourself a grave disfavor if you start purchasing items you can’t afford in order to try to keep up. Others really don’t care. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — The best way to avoid trouble for the entire family is to follow the old adage: “Be sure what you see here and say here, stays hear when you leave here.” Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t knuckle under to an arrogant companion who makes a lot of noise but never accomplishes anything of value. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Be careful not to let your strong desire for something you really don’t need spur extravagance you really can’t afford. Continue to be financially prudent. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If you are experiencing an uncooperative spirit from too many people, perhaps you need to ask yourself if it is deserved. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Being fearful of disappointing a friend isn’t reason enough to make a serious commitment that would put you in a bind. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Usually you’re a pretty carefree person, with friends and family finding you quite accommodating, but not so this time. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — There are days when you simply want to be left alone, and this could be one of those times. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Much to the chagrin of all your companions, you might display a strong inflexibility on your viewpoints and opinions.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m a former drug user who enjoyed LSD, marijuana, speed and other popular drugs. And while using them, I felt I was doing no harm to my life. Today, I feel differently. No, I didn’t get arrested and didn’t rob or steal to support my habit. But something else happened. I dropped out of school, floated from job to job and my only goal in life was to be “mellow.” For the past two years, I’ve been straight. I am now successfully self-employed and have made a meteoric rise in the business world. My life when I was on drugs wasn’t ruined, but it was severely damaged. Teens, if you’re into drugs (and I know what it’s like), lay off the stuff long enough to let your head clear — in my case it was 60 days — and you will discover that life can be wonderful with meaning and purpose for a successful future. If you have never taken drugs, don’t start. Drug addiction is a one-way road to disaster. Not only do drugs destroy the user’s life, but using them also hurts and frustrates those who love and care for the addict. One of the many pleasures of being drug-free is teaching Sunday school to younger children. Another is contacting you so you will print my message to teens. I have a great desire to inspire teens to avoid the same “mistake” I made as a teen: drug use. — Nameless, Tupelo, Miss. Nameless: Thanks for your inspiring words. Dr. Wallace: I felt I needed to comment on Mike from McComb, Miss., who was convinced that smoking shortens your life. While my sons were in Boy Scouts, there was a leader who happens to be the pathologist at our local hospital. This pathologist offered a field trip every year to the morgue. The boys learned in a very respectful way what this job entails. The boys and I were shown different organs and the changes that occur when certain diseases attack. If Mike ever has the opportunity to view real organs and see the changes that take place in the lungs of a smoker, it may finally open his eyes to what he and his relatives are doing to their lungs. Even if he chose not to smoke, the secondhand smoke from all the relatives would do great harm to his lungs. What a learning experience for young boys who may have thought about smoking. This scout leader earned a great deal of respect from many boys in our community. — Mother, Battle Creek, Mich. Mother: Your response is appreciated. In the many years I’ve been writing this teen column, I’ve had thousands of teens ask the best method to quit smoking. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

moved on, and I deeply regret my wandering eye, lack of sensitivity and misplaced values. My life would be so much happier had I done what was right instead of being stupid. Connie, I am told, is happily married, and I would not wreck her marriage. I have remained single. I don’t know if you can offer me advice, but if my experience can help another young man to recognize the beauty within, he will be happier than I am. — Wiser Now in Ohio Dear Wiser Now: You are not the first man to wind up with indigestion from too much arm candy. But this happened 20 years ago and you have grown since then. It’s time to stop punishing yourself and open yourself to new possibilities. There are many out there. Trust me on that. Dear Abby: My sister is showing signs of Alzheimer’s, but she is in denial and refuses to face the issue. I would like to get her medical help. Our mother had the disease and my sister is probably scared. Any advice? — Big Brother in Florida

Dear Big Brother: If your sister is without a spouse or children, her doctor should be notified about your concerns. You also need to talk to her, to ensure that she has an advance directive for health care and powers of attorney in place in the event that she “might” become unable to make decisions for herself. While the thought of preparing these documents can be scary, NOT having them is far scarier should any incapacitating health-care crisis arise. This needs to be done while your sister still has the capacity to make rational decisions. The Alzheimer’s Association can be a valuable resource in a situation like this, so please don’t hesitate to contact it. The toll-free, 24-hour helpline is 800272-3900. The website is www.



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Niacin helps control cholesterol numbers Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 75-yearold male who has struggled for years getting my HDL cholesterol up above the minimum desired, even though I was taking over-the-counter nonflushing niacin. My doctor then convinced me to take prescription niacin, even though it was the same strength. It is quite expensive, but my HDL jumped from the mid-20s to the mid-40s. The only difference seems to be an ingredient to prevent flushing in the OTC variety. This seems to nullify any value the niacin has, so why does the Food and Drug Administration allow OTC niacin with the antiflushing additive to be sold when it obviously does no good? Dear Reader: High-density lipoprotein cholesterol is often identified as the “good” cholesterol because it helps to keep low-density lipoproteins from building in the arteries. High levels of HDL appear to help protect people from coronary artery disease. If your HDL levels were low, the natural place to begin was with appropriate diet and exercise. That is not to imply you are or were overweight. Rather, it refers to eating foods low in cholesterol and avoiding luncheon meats, fried foods, ice cream, cheese and a host of other items. If that failed to produce results, over-the-counter supplements such as niacin, a water-soluble vitamin B3 supplement, might be appropriate. OTCs include regular and nonflushing forms. I cannot confirm that the nonflushing type is less effective for everyone in lowering cholesterol levels and raising HDLs than regular niacin, but this often appears to be the case. Now, on to the FDA. In most instances, manufacturers are responsible for the safety of a product but are not required to register or obtain approval before producing or selling dietary supplements. OTC supplements don’t even require documentation of efficacy or proof that they will be effective. The contents of OTC preparations of niacin are not federally regulated in the United States. Those marketed as nonflushing may not contain nicotinic acid and, as such, are likely ineffective. SOME formulations of sustained-release niacin such as Slo-Niacin and perhaps Endur-acin appear to be relatively safe, while other OTC sustained-release niacin formulations have been associated with an increased risk of hepatotoxicity. OTC immediate-release niacin preparations are inexpensive, contain a full amount of free nicotinic acid, and are safer than most sustained-release preparations. Sustained-release Niaspan (which you may have been prescribed) is more expensive but appears to be safe, effec-

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Dear Abby: “Aaron” and I have been married five years, and I have always tried to keep our sex life “spicy.” Letting him take private X-rated photos and videos of me seemed fun at the time. I recently learned that my “private” photos and videos have been on the Internet and shared with Aaron’s buddies, co-workers and friends. I am shocked, embarrassed and hurt. When I confronted him, he said, “You’re beautiful, and I enjoy sharing you with other guys!” I was dumbfounded at his response. I have tried talking to him, and he just doesn’t see my objections. Every time I see one of our friends, I wonder if Aaron has shared my “beauty” with him. I’m too embarrassed to talk to my minister about this. I have lost my trust in my husband and don’t know what I should do now. — X-Posed in Illinois Dear X-Posed: What your husband has done is the equivalent of inviting his buddies, coworkers, friends, etc. into your bedroom during your most intimate moments. Your trust was

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI LASANDRA JACKSON PLAINTIFF VS. NO. 2010-177GN JAMES JACKSON DEFENDANT SUMMONS THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: James Jackson 6644 Witherington Court Norcross, Georgia 30093 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT THE COMPLAINT WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THIS SUMMONS IS IMPORTANT AND YOU MUST TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You have been made Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Lasandra Jackson, Plaintiff, seeking a divorce child custody and support. Defendants other than you in this action are: None. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to William M. Bost, Jr., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose post office address is 1221 Grove Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 30th DAY OF June 2010, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 6th day of May 2010. Dot Magee, Chancery Clerk Warren County By: /s/ Mary Flaggs, DC (seal) Publish: 6/30, 7/7, 7/14(3t)

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale 2004 4x4 DODGE Ram with Hemi, 118,000 miles. 2006 AMERICAN Iron Horse Motorcycle 117 S&S engine both for $12,500. 601-738-1170.

DISCOUNT FURNITURE BARN Take the scenic route to HOT SUMMER DEALS! Corner of Jackson & Levee

601-638-7191 FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department.

CAPTAIN JACK'S SHRIMP Special! Frozen, headless, 5 pounds$24.99. Also Froglegs, Alligator, Crawfish Tails. Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 601-638-7001. GOT ROACHES? Use Harris one year home pest control. Mississippi Hardware 601-636-1066, Haden Hardware 601-636-1161. LADIES BRIDAL SET, matching mens diamond band. 14 Karat gold. Asking $700. 601-638-7861. LOCALLY GROWN ORGANIC BLUEBERRIES. Will pick and deliver. $14 per gallon. Call Paul at 601-6189627.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique” Bring Your Best Friend to our NEW LOCATION, 3508 South Washington Street Not so far, just 1 mile south of Belmont St. Same Great Pet Merchandise, Just More Room!

USED BABY BED with matching dresser base, $495. Loveseat, $175. Used Queen size mattress set. Discount Furniture Barn. 601-638-7191. 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.

Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters, Live Crawfish $1.50/ lb C heapest Prices in Town

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

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


Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

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

24. Business Services Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce Classified Advertising really brings big results!

07. Help Wanted

•Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured



DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response. I CLEAN HOUSES! 35 years experience, days only. Call 601-529-6650 days or 601-631-2482, nights. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168. WILKERSON APPLIANCE REPAIR shop. We fix refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners, washer and dryers. 601-618-9606

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• Lake Surrounds Community

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

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Vicksburg’s Most Convenient Luxury Apartments!

1 BEDROOM. Wonderful neighborhood, private parking, completely furnished $475 monthly. References and deposit. 601-218-6208.

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

1 OR 2 bedroom furnished apartment. All utilities and wireless internet, Directv, monthly cleaning included. $825 monthly, $400 deposit. 601-6189494.

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07. Help Wanted

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747.

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

11. Business Opportunities


11. Business Opportunities


11. Business Opportunities

07. Help Wanted

Job Advertisement School District: Madison Parish School System Job Vacancy: Principal – Madison Middle School Compensation: 12/9 of the district salary schedule plus the Madison Parish Sales Tax Supplement Dates to Apply: June 22, 2010 through July 13, 2010 until 12:00 noon Where to Apply: Dr. Patricia B. Candler, Madison Parish Schools, 301 S. Chestnut Street, Tallulah, LA 71282 Remarks: Applicant must meet qualifications at the time Letter of Application is filed. A copy of your Louisiana Certification credentials and a resume must be attached to your Letter of Application Applicants will be scheduled for interviews July 14 through July 16.


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BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY Score A Bullseye With One Of These Businesses! • Glass

• Construction

Barnes Glass


Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900

• Bulldozer & Construction

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


New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 ROY’S CONSTRUCTION

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL New Construction & Remodeling

• Signs


Show Your Colors! Post Plaza



DWAYNE ROY 601-415-6997 JOSHUA ROY 601-831-0558

• Lawn MobileCare Home Services

River City Landscaping, LLC

Magnolia Mobile Parts 634-6579

• Dozer / Trackhoe Work • Dump Truck • • Bush Hogging • Box Blade • Demolition • Debris Removal • Lawn Maintenance • Deliver Dirt -13 yd. load $85 locally • Gravel • Sand • Rock Res. & Com. • Lic. & Ins. Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) 601-529-0894

up Supplies •Tubs, Faucets •Vinyl Siding •Carpet, Tile •Roof Sealant •Doors & Windows •Air Conditioners •Skirting


“If we don’t have it, we’ll get it”

• Printing


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






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601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 From small repair projects to home upgrades...We’re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!

RICKEY’S HOME IMPROVEMENTS Additions - Remodeling Decks - Sheet Rock House Painting, Interior/ Exterior - Power Washing 45 yrs. exp. • References 601-456-9763 601-618-9912

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

Call today about our special long term ad runs available in the Business Directory. We offer specials from 3 months to 12 months at a great price deal ! Hit The Bullseye By Advertising Daily With The Business And Service Directory

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• CLASSIFIEDS • 601-636-7355 • •


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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

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

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

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

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33. Commercial Property

1, 2 AND 3 bedroom units available. Phone 601-6360447 for information/ viewing. 8am-5pm.


2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES or 3 bedroom apartments, from $500 to $525 monthly, $300 deposit. 601-631-0805 management.


FAMILY ATMOSPHERE Newly remodeled 2 and 3 bedrooms. Paid cable, water and trash.Washer, dryer and microwave included. Call 601-415-8735 or 601-638-5587

30. Houses For Rent 2830 Drummond 4 bedroom 2 bath central air, 2000 square feet. Fenced back. Small garage. $850 monthly. 601-638-3974. 711 FORT HILL. 2 Bedrooms, 1 bath, one car garage with storage, private deck, central air and heat, stove, refrigerator, great neighborhood, $750 monthly, $500 deposit. 601-636-7862. HOUSE FOR RENT. in Oak Park. Newly Remodeled. 601-415-3384. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. $625 monthly, $400 deposit, Section 8 welcome. Cooper Lighting area. 303587-0687 or 601-218-6492.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH 14x70 Mobile Home. Sun room, deck, storage, shed, appliances, new carpet and fresh paint. $11,000 or best offer. Contact Judy Harrell/ Breithaupt Real Estate 601-618-3227. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

33. Commercial Property BUILDING FOR SALE or Lease. 1905B Mission 66. Broker/ Owner Greg. 601291-1148.

Classified Display Deadlines

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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent


34. Houses For Sale

Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale 119 Tower Drive. 3 bedroom 2 bath, plus loft, swimming pool, hot tub. $169,900. 601-638-4215, 601-870-7693.

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


Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

Big River Realty

Call 601-638-8958, 601-636-1928.

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

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

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


2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

My property listings in this ad keep selling! I need MORE LISTINGS! Give me a call to discuss putting your property on the market and IN THIS AD.


Bids are being considered for home at 114 Hillside Circle. Bid period closes Wednesday, July 14th, 2010. Call for details! 601-636-2483 Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

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Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge.

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34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

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

HOUSE FOR SALE by owner. #2 Heritage Place. 3 bedroom 2 bath. In ground pool. $131,900. By appointment only 601-415-0136.

Rick McAllister..601-218-1150 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211







• Cabins • Lake Lots

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street Rip Hoxie, Land Pro....601-260-9149 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI


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

601-638-1102 * 601-415-3333

Place your classified line ad at

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

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

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

2 TRIUMPHS 71-73. MGA1600 1950, Jensen Healey 1974 $400 or best offer. 601-636-5788.


2003 NISSAN ALTIMA. 156,000 miles. $6500. new tires. 601-218-4063.

35. Lots For Sale *LONG LAKE LOT 601-218-6075. *Half acre mobile home lot. Located at Jeffrey Lane (off Freetown Road). 601218-6075. Leave message. For Sale: In Warren Central School District, 15.9 acres City and 18.6 acres County (total 34.5) Secluded, excellent house site, electricity, water, sewer, large pole-barn, pasture, woods, small pond,deer and turkey. Ideal setup for horses. 290 Porter's Chapel Rd. $250,000. 601-415-3629, 601-529-5138

Eagle Lake 37. Recreational •Waterfront Homes

Call Bette Paul Warner, 601.218.1800

Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

108 BROOKWOOD DRIVE. By Owner. Single family home in popular Brookwood Subdivision off Culkin Road. Approximately 1770 square feet brick home on 1.2 acres. Close to town, River Region Hospital and Sherman Avenue School. Private backyard with woods on three sides. Three bedroom 1 ¾ baths. Two car attached garage with utility room and attic access. Living room and Master bedroom have vaulted ceilings. Built-in bookcases and shelves with gas (propane) logs in living room. Appointment only. $167,000. 601-831-0360: 601-831-0053.

Classified line ads are charged according to the number of lines. For complete pricing information contact a Classified Sales Representative today at 601-636-SELL.

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549 Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790

Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.


Classified Line Ads: Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1 Day for $8.28

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

For Sale By Owner: 105 Roseland Dr. Great location and neighborhood. Three bedroom 2-bath, kitchen and living room. One owner house built in 1940, well maintained, with central air and heat, 2 garages plus carport, storage houses, 1100 sq. ft on main floor, basement, plus gassed-in sunroom, on 1 1/2 acre lot. Priced in 80s.

Classified Ad Rates


2000 JAYCO DESIGNER fifth wheel, 3030. 1 slideout, Good condition. $9,000. 601-529-0324.

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

•2001 Chrysler Sebring Only $850 Down •2000 Ford Explorer $1150 Down •2004 Nissan Altima $1400 Down

Gary’s Cars Hwy 61 South For pre-approval

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29. Unfurnished Apartments Utilities Paid • No Utility Deposit Required

Downtown Convenience • Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

• 1 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bath

to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos Secure High-Rise Building • Off Street Parking • 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings • Beautiful River Views • Senior Discounts •

601-630-2921 • 801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management

McMillin Real Estate

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

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd Clark Real Estate, Inc. 318-574-8500 Newest Properties offered in the most exclusive Richmond and Mound areas:



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

201 Lois Lane - Richmond, LA - 5 BR, 3.5 BA, 2 story, completely remodeled, over 4,000 heated Sq. Ft., 2 lots and shop. 114 Burnside Drive - Richmond, LA - 3 BR, 3 BA, central A/H, formal living & dining, den, large patio, almost 3 acres, 3,186 heated Sq. Ft. LAST OF ITS KIND! Burnside Extension Richmond, LA - nearly 2 acres, shaded lot. 120 Erwin-Lusby Road - Mound, LA - 3 BR, 2 BA, central A/H, 2.7 acres, pool, pool house w/kitchen area and bath, over 3,400 heated Sq. Ft., Cantrell Cove area. Cindy Clark, Broker, 318-341-9292 Craig Clark, II, 318-282-2081













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


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July 7, 2010