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Northrop rocks N.O.-area with plan On again, off again: to shutter yard, move work to Miss. BP halts cap tests By The Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS — In the worst economic blow for the New Orleans region since Hurricane Katrina, Northrop Grumman Corp. announced it will shut its Avondale shipbuilding yard in 2013, wiping out up to 5,000 jobs. The Los Angeles-based

company said Tuesday it would consolidate construction of Navy amphibious assault vessels at its yard in Pascagoula, Miss. In the meantime, the company said it is exploring options for the shipbuilding division and might spin it off as a separate company. “Northrop Grumman has tragically chosen to turn

its back on Louisiana and thousands of workers in the state,” said U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. She said she hoped the company would reverse the decision on the shipyard. Currently, two ships in the Navy’s LPD-17 San Antonio class of ships are under

By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — After days of progress on the Gulf of Mexico oil leak, BP said today that delays have temporarily stopped work beneath the water on both a stopgap solution and a permanent fix to the gusher. BP was vague about the reasons for pushing back

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tests of a new cap meant to trap oil in the well and why it stopped, for up to 48 hours, drilling on a relief well aimed See Oil, Page A9.

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1789: During the French Revolution, citizens of Paris storm the Bastille prison and release the seven prisoners inside. 1798: Congress passes the Sedition Act, making it a federal crime to publish false, scandalous or malicious writing about the United States government. 1881: Outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., alias “Billy the Kid,” is shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, N.M. 1933: All German political parties, except the Nazi Party, are outlawed. 1960: British researcher Jane Goodall arrives at the Gombe Stream Reserve in the Tanganyika Territory (in present-day Tanzania) to begin her famous study of chimpanzees in the wild. 1960: Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas is nominated for vice president at the Democratic national convention in Los Angeles. 2000: Actress Meredith MacRae of TV’s “Petticoat Junction” dies in Manhattan Beach, Calif. at 56.

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Jeff O’Neal of AT&T shows off some of the features of U-verse TV.

New option, more channels hit local market By Danny Barrett Jr. A third TV technology choice is making its way into the local market as an option for those who want more than broadcast channels. The arrival of AT&T’s Internet Protocol TV’s coincides with channel changes for the city’s longtime cable provider. Satellite reception through Direct TV or Dish Network is the other existing option. A smattering of Vicksburg neighborhoods became ready this month to receive AT&T’s U-verse TV and data delivery system, making it just the third Mississippi market after Jackson and Oxford to receive the service, officials said. Availability for the rest of the year will depend on how ready the

Online • • • • network is to handle mass participation, spokesmen said. Rate plans for the IP video network — which feeds video content into homes through switched, two-way delivery of signals instead of traditional one-way cable — will bundle television, highspeed Internet and home or wireless phone plans, making for variable pricing. Unique to U-verse are smartphone-like apps that enable a viewer to command many functions at once, such as check local weather and traffic, watch

four programs of the same category at once, play interactive games such as solitaire and Sodoku, and stream music and photos to

the TV. “You can check your favorite shows, see the weather, and program shows from your phone,” said Jeff O’Neal, a home solutions consultant with AT&T Mississippi during a recent demonstration at the AT&T’s retail store on Pemberton Square Boulevard, where the service is being eased into AT&T’s list of offerings. Nationally, more than 2 million households have signed up for U-verse in 120 markets in 22 states since a soft launch in 2007, according to AT&T.

The nature of IP-based data delivery allows for more high-definition channels than cable, though cost comparisons with cable provider Vicksburg Video depend on which services are bundled. The cable company also offers high speed Internet. Base monthly pricing on TV plans range from $54 to $112, with the Internet combo pack between $92 and $177 depending on the number of channels. The U-100 TV/high-speed Internet plan and Vicksburg Video’s standard lineup plus Internet compare favorably in terms of the number of channels and download speeds — and both are around $99 before taxes and fees. Both services offer digital video recording for pausSee TV, Page A9.

JACKSON — As part of its role in a national study of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, the University of Mississippi Medical Center will map a more than 20-year period in the lives of thousands of people to identify risk factors for cognitive decline. UMMC officials Tuesday announced a $26 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The funding will be divided among UMMC, the University of Minnesota, Wake Forest University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The project will build on the national Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study that began in 1987. ARIC focused on risk factors for heart disease and stroke. “We have 20 years of very carefully collected information ranging from everything from diabetes to diet and exercise, so we’ll be taking advantage of that data to look for the factors that increase risk or decrease risk of dementia,” said Dr. Thomas Mosley, a UMMC professor and one of the new study’s lead investigators. The ARIC study began with 16,000 participants in communities across the country. Mosley said about 12,000 participants are still alive. They will undergo a new round of neurological testing for memory, processing speed and brain imaging. With the nation’s 65-andolder population expected to double in coming years, “we’re looking at an unprecedented demographic shift” for those prone to dementia, Mosley said.

Man charged in hit-and-run death just out of prison By Pamela Hitchins The 20-year-old Jackson man charged with capital murder in the death of Vicksburg resident Franklin Salas, 52, has multiple convictions, including two sentencings since June 2009 in Warren and Rankin counties, and had been out of prison for two months before Salas was struck by a vehicle and killed.

Julius Lamont Reed Jr., whose address at the time of his sentencing in Warren County CirJulius cuit Court Reed Jr. was 5600 Woodroad Terrace, Jackson, pleaded guilty in Warren County Circuit Court June 5, 2009, to auto theft and auto

burglary. Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick sentenced Reed to serve two years in prison, suspending five years of the total seven-year sentence. Reed was to be on supervised probation for five years after his release. A spokesman for the Rankin County Circuit Court said Reed was sentenced there March 1 on two auto burglary charges dating to January 2008.

He was given punishment identical to his Warren County sentence — two years to serve — and the sentences were to be served concurrently. Records show Reed was released from prison less than two months later and granted earned release supervision status on April 25, said Warren County District Attorney Ricky Smith. Jackson Police Sgt. Michael Childress said Reed had 19

auto burglary charges on his record, not including several other charges in Hinds County, said Lt. Jeffrey Scott of the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department this morning. Warren County records show that Reed was arrested Aug. 6, 2008, at the age of 18, on two counts of auto burglary and one count of auto theft, all occurring the previous day at the Ameristar See Reed, Page A9.


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Local health, fitness enthusiast up for CNN Heroes award By Manivanh Chanprasith A gym owner’s crusade against obesity has earned her a nomination as a national hero. Linda Fondren, owner of Shape Up Sisters, is a candidate for CNN Heroes, a televised tribute by news network CNN to honor those who improve their communities. Fondren’s nomination was for her launch last fall of Shape Up Vicksburg, a citywide, 17-week weight-loss challenge that has evolved into a walking club. “I know that what Linda

If you go Shape Up Vicksburg’s monthly walk will be at 8 a.m. Saturday at River Region Medical Center on U.S. 61 North. is doing is nothing short of saying ‘enough is enough,’” said Bruce Bobbins, Fondren’s friend and New York Citybased publicist for the campaign, who nominated her. “We have to end this epidemic of obesity — and not only say it, but do what she’s doing.” As part of the nomination

process, Fondren’s efforts, which include a weight-loss challenge, coordinating citywide walks around a rea busi Linda nesses and Fondren working with local restaurants to offer healthier menus, will be profiled by the network. “For the sixth year in a row, Mississippi has gotten an F for fat,” Fondren said. The Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published

a report June 29 declaring Mississippi the fattest state in the country with a 33.8 percent adult obesity rate. Fondren’s walking club, in its sixth month, has 325 members. Participants meet once a month at different locations to walk up to three miles. “We want to make walking fun,” she said. “Exercise has become a bad word. The walk is to get people out together.” CNN is accepting nominations through Aug. 1 for its Heroes program, which has six categories. The top 10 will be chosen by viewer votes. Fondren was nominated for the community crusader cate-

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Bovina volunteer firefighters, from left, Capt. Ricky Holdiness, Capt. Robyn Jeffers and Johnathan C. Priddy stand next to the department’s new fire truck. The 1,300-gallon capacity pumper, purchased from Deep South Fire Trucks, will go into service in three or four weeks. The $199,988

A Vicksburg teen was in the Warren County Jail today on a burglary charge, records showed. About 2 p.m. Tuesday, Warren County deputies arrested Ronald Knight, 17, 4332 Rio Drive, while walking at Grove and First North streets, Vicksburg police Lt. Randy Lewis said. Knight is accused of breaking into a home in the 4900 block of Halls Ferry Road on July 6, Lewis said. The detective said some items have been recovered, but declined to say what had been stolen. Knight was being held on a $2,500 bond and officials expected more arrests, Lewis said.

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Pit bull, puppies among stolen goods Dogs, weapons and jewelry were favored in four residential burglaries Tuesday in Vicksburg, police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. At 10:38 p.m., six pit bulls, a 1-year-old female and five puppies, were reported stolen in the 100 block of Pemberton Street. At 7:24 p.m., five Nintendo Wii games valued at $150 were reported stolen in the 2900 block of Highland Avenue. Four movies were reported stolen from another home in that block at the same time. Williams said she

believes they are related. A .22-caliber Ruger handgun valued at $400, a 32-inch flat-screen TV valued at $400, a leather wallet valued at $100, a gold herringbone necklace valued at $300, a jewelry box with jewelry valued at $300 and another jewelry box with jewelry valued at $250 were reported stolen in the 100 block of Merry Hill Road at 7:07 p.m.

Vehicle entered, amplifier taken An auto burglary was reported this morning in the 300 block of Amberleaf Drive in Warren County, records showed. At 6:56, a two-channel JVC amplifier valued at $250 was reported stolen.

Deputy’s condition upgraded at UMC The condition of a Warren County deputy injured in a wreck on U.S. 61 North at Oak Ridge Road on June 24 has been upgraded to fair from serious at University Medical Center, hospital spokesman Peggy Wagner said. Before being flown to Jackson, David Lambert, 38, was taken to River Region Medical Center with damage to his hip, shoulder, pelvis and ribs. Lambert was injured after he lost control of his Ford Crown Victoria and slid off the east side and rolled over, Highway Safety Patrol Staff Sgt. Dennis Weaver said.

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gory, which honors individuals who create solutions to local problems or social issues. Once the selection and voting process is complete, a televised show featuring the top nominees and their profiles will be broadcast on CNN. The top 10 nominees and the winner will each receive a cash prize to support their work. Fondren’s walking club will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at River Region Medical Center. The walk is free, and free blood pressure checks will be available through River Region.

We welcome items for the Community Calendar. Submit items by e-mail (, postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (634-0897), delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road, or by calling 636-4545 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. If corresponding by fax, mail or e-mail, be sure to include your name and phone number.

PUBLIC PROGRams Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight; Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 tonight; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601636-1134. Senior Center —Thursday: 10 a.m., chair exercises and watercolor class with Karen Sanders; 11, open use of computers; 1 p.m., canasta tournament; 5:45, bridge class; 6, chess; 6:30, chess blitz tournament; 7, duplicate bridge. Vicksburg Tea Party — 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Adolph Rose building, 717 Clay St. Buck’s Country Playhouse — Feed in the Chicken Coop with potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Friday; music by Wright Road Band; donations accepted; 601-638-3193. Gold In the Hills — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, June

9-31; tickets, $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger; 601636-0471; 101 Iowa Ave. Let’s Move Get Healthy — 8:30 a.m. Saturday; free walk for Shape Up Vicksburg; 601619-7277; meet at north side of parking lot, River Region Medical Center, 2100 U.S. 61 North. Summer Slam Basketball — 11 a.m. Saturday; $1; Jonesville Lighting, Triumphant Saints, Black Knights, KC Ballas and others; Kings Empowerment Center. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; business meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday; music by Magnolia and Moonshine, 7-10 p.m. Saturday; donations accepted. 100% Narcotics Anonymous Recovery Group — 7 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, noon Wednesdays; Nate G., 731-460-9546; 1220 Clay St. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-6617646 or 601-415-1742; evening, Jackie G., 601-638-8456 or 601-415-3345. How To Get Into College Workshop — 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, 9:30-11 a.m. July 21; Multipurpose Building audito-

rium; Hinds Community College Vicksburg; 601-629-6850 or 601-629-6881 to register. Homebuyer Education Workshop — 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 24; must attend all sessions; bring pocket calculator; Keysha McDonald, 601636-3413, to preregister; Public Library, 700 Veto St.

CHURCHES Travelers Rest Baptist — Vacation Bible school, 7 tonightThursday; Youth Night Explosion; mime, praise dancers, choirs invited; 601-636-3712; 718 Bowmar Ave. Shiloh Baptist — Revival, 7:15 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Charlie Caesar, speaker; Dr. Willie Jones, pastor; 920 Meadow St. China Grove — Revival, 7:30 tonight-Friday; the Rev. E.E. Gibbs, evangelist; the Rev. R.L. Miller, pastor; Oak Ridge Road. New Beginning Full Deliverance Ministries — Vacation Bible class, 6-8 tonight; ages 9 and under; 6-8 Thursday, ages 10 and above; 6-8 Friday, both groups return; 601-4564235; 1890 S. Frontage Road, Suite 2. Mercy Seat and Calvary Baptist Churches — Trip to Birmingham; 7:20 a.m. Friday,

Scripture reading and prayer; 8 a.m., departure; Mercy Seat Baptist Church. Cedar Grove M.B. — Movie Night, “The Preacher’s Kid”; 7 p.m. Friday; 3300 Grange Hall Road. Zion Travelers M.B. — Musical benefit for Onita Lassiter; 6 p.m. Saturday; choirs, groups and soloists welcome; 1701 Poplar St.

CLUBS City Wide Usher Ministry — For churches, funeral homes or families needing assistance from Christian men and women; Pat Kinnard, 601-415-0151. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Louis Miller Jr., president of Riverside Construction Co., speaker; Shoney’s. Vicksburg Toastmasters 2052 — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Information Technology Laboratory, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601-6344596. Douglas Park Marcus Bottom Fun Committee — Meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday; St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St. Letitia Street Reunion — 3 p.m. Sunday; planning meeting; 601-218-3869; 212 First Ave.

Meeting Tuesday, the Vicksburg Board of Architectural Review OK’d the following unanimously: • The addition of a 12-by14-foot loading dock on the west side of the building at 1801 Mulberry St., as requested by Coomes Realty. • The demolition of a home and debris removal at 800 First North St., as requested by Louis Spencer. • The replacement of aluminium window and addition of louvered shutters at 908 Cherry St., as requested by the American Red Cross and Bob Moss. • Meeting minutes from June 8 and 22. Board members present Tuesday were Dorwin Shields, Betty Bullard, Tom Pharr, Sue Seratt, Thurman Nelson and Charlie Gholson.

MDEQ recycling bins up for grabs via grants The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is seeking applicants for its Recycling Bin Grant Program. The deadline to apply is July 30. The program offers free recycling bins to schools, colleges and universities, as well as public and nonprofit offices. Applications, which must be completed and received by 5 p.m., will be evaluated based on the potential to collect the most recyclable material. Grant recipients will be announced Aug. 20. Applications must be addressed and submitted to Luis Murillo with the MDEQ-Solid Waste Assistance Grants Programs by mail, P.O. Box 2261, Jackson, MS 39225; e-mail, luis_; hand-delivery, 515 East Amite St., Jackson; or fax, 601-961-5785. For more information, call MDEQ at 601-961-5171 or visit

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Five found guilty Five convictions of driving under the influence, first offense, were reported in Warren County for the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Jomar Donte Hunt, 21, 202 Sioux St., was fined $674. • Jacoi Hunter, 23, 1636 Ramrod Road, Jackson, was fined $674. • Angeleane Jones, 48, 2832 Drummond St., was fined $694. • Clifton L. Montgomery, 55, 711 Belva Drive, was fined $694. • Willie James Mosley, 30, 911 Locust St., Apt. B, was fined $694. No convictions were recorded in Warren County Justice Court.

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N.O. cops could face death in post-Katrina bridge shootings NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four New Orleans police officers could face the death penalty after being accused of gunning down two unarmed people in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the latest twist for a corruption-plagued department that already faces several federal investigations. The four officers were charged along with two others in a 27-count indictment unsealed Tuesday. The indictment charges Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen, officer Anthony Villavaso and former officer Robert Faulcon with deprivation of rights under color of law and use of a weapon during the commission of a crime. They could face the death penalty if convicted, though U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said prosecutors haven’t decided whether to seek that punishment. Five former New Orleans police officers already have pleaded guilty to helping cover up the shootings on the Danziger Bridge that left two men dead and four wounded just days after the August 2005 hurricane that devas-

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, left, speaks in New Orleans Tuesday. tated the city. In one instance, a mentally disabled man was allegedly shot in the back and stomped before he died. Prosecutors said officers fabricated witness statements, falsified reports and planted a gun in an attempt to make it appear the shootings were justified. It was a shocking example of the violence and confusion that followed the deadly

hurricane. The case is one of several probes of alleged misconduct by New Orleans police officers that the Justice Department opened after the storm. Last month, five current or former officers were charged in the shooting death of 31-yearold Henry Glover, whose burned body turned up after Katrina.

With 80 percent of New Orleans underwater, officers from a department with a history of corruption were forced to battle rampant crime, and some became criminals themselves. Dozens of officers were fired or suspended for abandoning their posts. In the bridge shooting case, seven officers were charged with murder or attempted

Barbour, others join in opposition of Choctaw casino in Jones County

murder in December 2006 but a state judge threw out all the charges in August 2008. Federal authorities then stepped in a month later to launch their own investigation. So far, five former New Orleans police officers have pleaded guilty to lesser charges of helping cover up the shootings on the Danziger Bridge and await sentencing. The latest indictments come shortly after the city’s new mayor replaced its former police chief and invited a Justice Department team to overhaul the police department. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is working with city officials to restore residents’ trust in the police department. “Put simply, we will not tolerate wrongdoing by those who are sworn to protect the public,” Holder said Tuesday in New Orleans. Sgt. Arthur Kaufman and retired Sgt. Gerard Dugue, who helped investigate the shootings, were charged with participating in a cover-up to make it appear the shootings were justified. Charges

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By Jack Elliott Jr. The Associated Press JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour and six other Republican statewide elected officials are asking the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians to drop plans to expand tribal gaming into Jones County. While the officials can make the request, they cannot block the proposed development because the state does not regulate Choctaws’ casinos. The officials sent a letter Tuesday to the Choctaws’ “miko,” or chief, Beasley Denson. Those signing it with Barbour were Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, Auditor Stacey Pickering, Treasurer Tate Reeves and Agriculture Commissioner Lester Spell. Hosemann and Chaney both have Vicksburg ties. The Choctaws have ignored similar pleas, including one



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last month from Barbour and opposition from the Jones County Board of Supervisors and some local officials and residents. Stacey Choctaws Pickering spokesman Warren Strain said Tuesday he had not seen the latest letter and could not comment. He has said the tribe expects the casino to be built. Strain has said the decision is rooted in the Choctaws’ philosophy of self-determination and is in the best interest of the tribe. In a June 22 letter, Barbour

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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Maud Maute returns from Indiana.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 Trainmaster Bellows of the southern division of the Y&MV Railroad is in the city. • The Millers and Phoenix ball teams are to cross bats.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 The state medical school here will be discontinued according to trustees. • Jackson’s population is given as 21,262. • The Masonic picnic at Grange Hall is a big success. • Congressman J.W. Collier speaks at Allison’s Wells.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Nicholas Conti is attending the Knights of Columbus convention in New York.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 E.H. Raworth is elected secretary of the Vicksburg Elks. • The Rotary Club pays tribute to the memory of Mozart Kaufman.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Bettye Barber is here visiting her parents. • Mr. and Mrs. Milton Biedenharn and son return from a visit to Little Rock.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Defendants in what were obviously two test cases are found guilty and fined by City Court for illegal possession and operation of pinball and slot machines in the city.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Norman Barrier dies. • Services are held for Mrs. Amelia Wittman. • Montgomery Clift stars in “Wild River” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre. • The Vicksburg Junior Tennis Team loses to Jackson 5 to 4.


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John Wayne stars in “True Grit” at Showtown USA. • Mrs. Cora Lofton, Port Gibson resident, dies. • Services are held for Henry Harris. Ruby Lee Hill of Vicksburg and Frederick Ragan of Redwood are married. • Donna Pope, Miss Pearl River County, is crowned Miss Mississippi. • Norman Bradley Joseph and Jane Elizabeth Bird are wed. • Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Crawford are the parents of a son, Shelby Shea, on July 12.

Fed errs in bid to seal more information “The Fed” has never been a fountain of information, but buried deep within the weighty financial reform bill is a pesky provision that will make it far more difficult for the public to monitor Federal Reserve actions. The provision requires disclosure of emergency lending, discount window lending and other Fed actions to help troubled banks or individuals. Trouble is, these disclosures are only required after a lengthy delay. The Fed is allowed to take up to two years before it has to report what it did. The central bank can decide to disclose the details sooner if its chairman determines that it is in the public’s interest. A delay of two years is indefensible. Instead of protecting the financial system, such stonewalling will breed distrust within a public that is fed up with both bankers and their regulators. While it’s probably too late at this point to excise this provision, Congress should revisit the issue

in the future with an eye toward ensuring openness. In the meantime, we urge Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to err on the side of transparency. Unfortunately, Bernanke has not been the public’s ally in this regard. While holding himself out as a reformer who keeps the public’s interest first, Bernanke has argued that working in the shadows is necessary to prevent turmoil in the financial markets. Bernanke argues that disclosure of Fed lending could be seen as a sign of financial distress, undermining institutions receiving help and discouraging others from seeking it. Bernanke’s insistence that the provision be incorporated into the bill likely was prompted by lawsuits filed by Bloomberg and Fox News, which were aimed at forcing the Fed to disclose how it helped banks during the financial crisis. At that time, Bernanke opposed disclosure of short-term loans to banks. The court disagreed, argu-

ing that Bernanke’s concerns about investor wariness were too speculative to justify withholding information from the public, according to Rick Blum, coordinator of the Sunshine in Government Initiative, a coalition of journalism organizations including the Associated Press and the American Society of News Editors. The court got it right. In the middle of a financial crisis — think Lehman Brothers’ meltdown — a delay of a few days or even weeks might be warranted. But a delay of up to two years is ridiculously excessive and gives Fed critics, who already believe the central bank is too secretive, more ammunition to make their case. Commerce depends largely on public confidence. There’s no confidence when the government and corporations are legally empowered to keep more of their relationship secret.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Nurses at Vicksburg Medical Center begin talks with the hospital’s administration for improved working conditions. • Bert Carraway is pictured on the front page giving water to a mockingbird that he found in the street and nursed back to health. • Wayne and Betsy Scott announce the birth of a son, Dylan Andrew, on July 12.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Anna Lisa Cockrell demonstrates the making of kibbee for women at the senior center. • High temps reach triple digits for several consecutive days. • Former St. Al star Dorian Williams wins two gold medals in Europe as part of the USA Track and Field Association.

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It’s time for a nonhostile takeover of Cuba WASHINGTON — Way back in 1960, when Ed Sullivan could confer stardom, Lucy and Desi slept in separate beds and the Soviet Union represented an existential threat to the United States, the Eisenhower administration enacted an embargo against Cuba, a Soviet client that later threatened to aim nuclear missiles at our shores. A few things have changed since then. “American Idol” now confers stardom; sexual congress outside marriage is a staple of prime-time television; and the Soviet Union collapsed under the weight of its perverse ideology and ceased to exist. But the Cuban embargo lives on, propped up by the peculiar and narrow politics of anti-Castro hardliners in Congress. Let’s be clear: Fidel Castro is a brutal dictator who has imprisoned critics, repressed free speech and been accused of killing his rivals. Last week’s announcement of a plan to release 52 political prisoners — while welcome news — does nothing to change his record. It’s also true that Castro’s central planning dictates have ruined his country’s



Our isolation of the island is worse than useless: It gives Castro an excuse for his failed economy.

economy, forcing it into wrenching poverty. But the long embargo has done absolutely nothing to change Castro. Indeed, our isolation of the island is worse than useless: It gives Castro an excuse for his failed economy. He has blamed the U.S. embargo for every misery visited upon Cuban citizens, from fuel shortages to food rationing. The antiquated policy also contradicts our long-standing view that repressive governments may be influenced by the contact with democratic institutions that is provided by trade, diplomacy and cultural exchanges. If the United States can maintain crucial ties with China, the

world’s biggest and most powerful communist nation, why in the world do we isolate tiny, powerless Cuba? If we can normalize relations with Vietnam, why not Cuba? Though congressional efforts to weaken the embargo have failed in the past, the House Agriculture Committee is making another attempt, and it has the backing of the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Last month, the agriculture committee passed a bill that would allow Americans to travel to the island and ease financing restrictions so that Cuba can more easily purchase U.S. agricultural products. The recession and President Obama’s emphasis on increasing

U.S. exports may give the legislation more political heft this time around. Midwestern farmers want to sell wheat; Georgia farmers want to sell chickens; Alabama farmers want to sell soybeans. And Cuba is eager to buy. For a time during the last decade, U.S. trade with Cuba was growing. But current U.S. policies make financing difficult, and Cuba has started to buy more of its foodstuffs from Brazil and Canada. In March, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., chairman of the agriculture committee, said that current rules “have hand-delivered an export market in our own backyard to the Brazilians, the Europeans and other competitors around the world.” Nevertheless, hardliners are already making it clear that they are not ready to give up the failed and foolish policy. U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., has vowed to block the bill in the Senate, declaring, “The big corporate interests behind this bill couldn’t care less about whether the Cuban people are free or not — they only care about padding their profits by opening up a new market.”

Menendez, born to parents who fled Castro’s Cuba, may get his way this time around. But his views are losing ground among a younger generation of Cuban-Americans who are less inflamed about Castro and less interested in eventually returning to the island to take over. Pragmatists also understand that Cuba is ripe for a nonhostile takeover. With a combination of trade and diplomacy, the United States is in a position to help the island nation make a peaceful transition from the Castro era. (Neither the frail, 83-yearold Fidel nor the 79-year-old Raul can live forever.) Because of the island’s proximity, its inhabitants are already attuned to U.S. culture. Unlike, say, Iraq or Afghanistan, the nation isn’t riven by sectarian conflicts. And Castro’s revolution created a literate population that could adapt to capitalist standards. Why not invade Cuba with tourists and chickens? •

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

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Confirmation hearing set for intel chief WASHINGTON (AP) — In a high-stakes national intelligence stare-down between congressional Democrats and the White House, Sen. Dianne Feinstein blinked. Feinstein, D-Calif., the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, ended weeks Gen. James of delay TuesT. Clapper day and set a confirmation hearing for President Barack Obama’s nomination of retired Air Force Gen. James T. Clapper to be the next director of national intelligence. The hearing was scheduled for July 20. By doing so, Feinstein backed off from a threat to wait until a key piece of intelligence legislation passed the House before putting the confirmation process in motion. Obama nominated Clapper, the head of intelligence for the Defense Department, six weeks ago after requesting that retired Adm. Dennis Blair step down. At the time, the president said he wanted a speedy confirmation. But Feinstein and the top Republican on the committee, Sen. Kit Bond of Missouri, used the pending hearing as a lever to expand intelligence reform. In a standard bit of quid pro quo negotiation with the White House, Feinstein wanted to see action first on last year’s intelligence bill. The Senate has passed that bill, but it has languished in the House. The holdup: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her ongoing negotiations with the White House to make the bill even stronger. As it stands, the bill, according to congressional intelligence staff, takes a large step forward by setting up an independent inspector general who would oversee all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies. The measure would be the first intelligence authorization act passed in several years. After Pelosi had her own showdown with the CIA over waterboarding of terror suspects, she wants to add even more oversight to the bill. The CIA claims it briefed her in 2002 on waterboarding, a form of simulated drowning; she says it didn’t. Pelosi wants to make sure that, in the future, such briefings include the congressional intelligence committees and not just the senior leadership of Congress.

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Marine food web being altered, scientists say NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scientists are reporting early signs that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is altering the marine food web by killing or tainting some creatures and spurring the growth of others more suited to a fouled environment. Near the spill site, researchers have documented a massive die-off of pyrosomes — cucumber-shaped, gelatinous organisms fed on by endangered sea turtles. Along the coast, droplets of oil are being found inside the shells of young crabs that are a mainstay in the diet of fish, turtles and shorebirds. And at the base of the food web, tiny organisms that consume oil and gas are proliferating. If such impacts continue, the scientists warn of a grim reshuffling of sealife that could over time cascade through the ecosystem and imperil the region’s multibillion-dollar fishing industry. Federal wildlife officials say the impacts are not irreversible, and no tainted seafood has yet been found. But Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., who chairs a House committee investigating the spill, warned Tuesday that the problem is just unfolding and toxic oil could be entering seafood stocks as predators eat contaminated marine life. “You change the base of the food web, it’s going to ripple through the entire food web,” said marine scientist Rob Condon, who found oil-loving bacteria off the Alabama coastline, more than 90 miles

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Oil droplets, center, can be seen inside the shell of a young blue crab. The animal was collected near Grand Isle, La., by researchers from BP’s collapsed Deepwater Horizon drill rig. “Ultimately it’s going to impact fishing and introduce a lot of contaminants into the food web.” The food web is the fundamental fabric of life in the Gulf. Once referred to as the food chain, the updated term reflects the cyclical nature of a process in which even the largest predator becomes a food source as it dies and decomposes. What has emerged from

from the University of Southern Mississippi and Tulane University.

research done to date are snapshots of disruption across a swath of the northern Gulf of Mexico. It stretches from the 5,000-feet deep waters at the spill site to the continental shelf off Alabama and the shallow coastal marshes of Louisiana. Much of the spill — estimated at up to 176 million gallons of oil and almost 12 billion cubic feet of natural gas — was broken into small droplets by chemical dispersants at the site of the leaking

well head. That reduced the direct impact to the shoreline and kept much of the oil and natural gas suspended in the water. But immature crabs born offshore are suspected to be bringing that oil — tucked into their shells — into coastal estuaries from Pensacola, Fla., to Galveston, Texas. Oil being carried by small organisms for long distances means the spill’s effects could be wider than previously suspected, said Tulane’s Caz Taylor.

Test: Tarballs in Texas came from Gulf spill HOUSTON (AP) — Test results have confirmed tar balls found on a second Texas beach are from the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, U.S. Coast Guard officials said Tuesday. The tar balls were found on vegetation that had washed up on a Galveston beach last week, Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant said. Tar balls located July 5 on McFaddin Beach, a stretch of coast east of Bolivar Peninsula, were the first confirmation that crude from the massive BP oil spill had reached Texas shores. Officials had initially said tar balls found July 3 on Bolivar were the first evidence that the gushing crude from the oil spill had reached Texas, leaving no Gulf state untouched by the disaster. But last week, new laboratory results had officials correcting that claim as well as that many of the tar balls which had recently washed up on Texas shores were from

Tar balls located July 5 on McFaddin Beach, a stretch of coast east of Bolivar Peninsula, were the first confirmation that crude from the massive BP oil spill had reached Texas shores. the April 20 oil rig disaster. The confusion was attributed to contradictory test results from two labs. Initial test results were coming from a Coast Guard lab in Louisiana, which had indicated that many of the tar balls were from the oil spill. But a lab in Connecticut that did a more detailed analysis of the tar balls determined that most were not from the BP-operated Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in April, setting off the massive oil spill. Bryant said official results on tar ball testing will be from the Coast Guard lab in Connecticut. But the lab in Louisiana will still do initial testing, he said. About 1,400 gallons of sand and vegetation that has tar balls and other oil-like materials have been collected over

Evacuated turtle hatchlings back at sea CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first sea turtle hatchlings whose eggs were evacuated from the Gulf Coast oil spill to Florida’s Kennedy Space Center have been released into the Atlantic Ocean. Biologist Jane Provancha says the newborn Kemp’s ridley sea turtles did well after their release. About 700 sea turtle nests

— each containing about 100 eggs — are being trucked from oiled shores along the Gulf to Cape Canaveral, where they’re kept at a climate-controlled facility. The turtles are being released into the Atlantic as they hatch. Scientists feared that a generation of the imperiled species would die if they hatched and swam into the oil.

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miles southeast of Houston, are being tested. The freshness and light weathering of these tar balls is inconsistent with oil that would have traveled the 400 miles from the spill site. A Coast Guard helicopter is doing surveys of the Texas coast every morning and if anything is found, officials will send a skimming vessel into the area to investigate and clean up if necessary, Bryant said. Teams on the ground are also patrolling areas where tar balls have previously been found. “The important thing to remember is tar balls wash up in Texas a lot,” Bryant said. “It’s not unusual to get tar balls (naturally). It hasn’t impacted folks wanting to go to the beach. All the beaches are open.”







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Senators asking to probe possible BP-Lockerbie link WASHINGTON (AP) — The four senators from New Jersey and New York Tuesday asked the U.S. State Department to investigate whether oil giant BP played a role in winning last year’s release of the man convicted of the Lockerbie airliner bombing. The request to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton came a day after the same senators asked her to press the British government to look into the circumstances of the convicted bomber, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi. In the second letter, the four Democrats said BP may have put profits ahead of justice. “Evidence in the Deepwater Horizon disaster seems to suggest that BP would put profit ahead of people — its attention to safety was negligible and it routinely underestimated the amount of oil gushing into the Gulf,” according to the letter from Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer of New York and Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez of

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New Jersey. “The question we now have to answer is, was this corporation willing to trade justice in the murder of 270 innocent people for oil prof-

its?” The aim, they wrote, was to “fully determine the legitimacy of the decision to release this mass murderer and to fully understand the source of revenue streams for this corporation, which owes American taxpayers and coastal families billions of dollars.” BP signed a $900 million exploration agreement with Libya in May 2007, the same month that Britain and Libya inked a memorandum that paved the way for al-Megrahi’s release from a Scottish prison. At the time, BP said it told Britain to seal a prisoner transfer pact with Libya but did not mention al-Megrahi.

ORDER WHEREAS, the Mayor of Vicksburg has received from the Mississippi State Tax Commission a copy of the Motor Vehicle Assessment Schedule adopted by it for the ensuing fiscal year as established by the Mississippi Legislature; and WHEREAS, the Mayor and Aldermen of the said City have examined and considered the aforesaid schedule and desire to adopt the assessment schedule for Special Equipment, Trailers, Motor Cycles and Ambulances and Hearses and the assessment schedule for automobiles and light weight trucks located in the VIN and VIS packages in the STC computer system of the State of Mississippi fixing assessed values at 30% as set out in the aforesaid Mississippi State Tax Commission Motor Vehicle Assessment Schedule and the STC Computer System; IT IS THEREFORE HEREBY ORDERED by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi that: The Motor Vehicle Assessment Schedule and the VIN and VIS packages located in the STC Computer System for the ensuing fiscal year as established and adopted by the Mississippi State Tax Commission is hereby adopted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi as the Motor Vehicle Schedule for the ensuing fiscal year as established by the Mississippi Legislature under the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Ad Valorem Tax Act of 1958 and amendments thereto. An Adjourned Meeting of the Mayor and Aldermen of said City will be held in the City Hall in said City at 10:00 o'clock a. m. on the 23rd day of July, 2010 for the purpose of hearing and taking action on any complaint filed in writing objecting to and petitioning for a specified reduction on any portion or portions of said schedule affecting the complainant directly. The City Clerk of the City shall publish a certified copy of this ORDER as notice under the requirements of Section 27-51-21 of the 1972 Code of the State of Mississippi and amendments thereto in a newspaper having general circulation in the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. ORDERED this the 9th day of July, 2010. /s/ Paul E. Winfield PAUL E. WINFIELD, MAYOR /s/ Michael A. Mayfield, Sr. MICHAEL A. MAYFIELD, SR., ALDERMAN /s/ Sidney H. Beauman SIDNEY H. BEAUMAN, ALDERMAN CERTIFICATE I, Walter W. Osborne, Jr., the duly appointed, qualified and acting City Clerk and lawful custodian of the Minutes of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg and Seal of said City, Certify the foregoing is a true and exact copy of an Order adopted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg at an Adjourned Board Meeting held on Friday, July 09, 2010. Witness my signature and official seal of office this 10th day of July, 2009. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk

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months after he signed massive health care legislation into law. The final vote comes amid lingering public resentment of Wall Street, but the legislation’s symbolic and political impact is likely to be diminished by anxiety across the country over jobs and the economy. Reid as much as acknowledged that political reality Tuesday, blaming “greed on Wall Street” for the country’s economic troubles. “It triggered the recession,” he said. “It’s what suffocated

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the job market and robbed trillions of dollars of people’s savings — trillions.” Support for the bill jelled Tuesday after conservative Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska announced he would vote for the bill after raising concerns the previous day. Obama noted that the bill is getting backing from Republican Sens. Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both of Maine. Snowe and Brown announced their sup-

port on Monday. “Three Republican senators have put politics and partisanship aside to support this reform, and I’m grateful for their decision,” Obama said as he announced his nomination of Jacob Lew to be the new director of the White House budget office. The 2,300-page bill aims to address regulatory weaknesses blamed for the 2008 financial crisis that fueled the worst recession since the 1930s. It gives regulators broad authority to rein in banks, limit risk-taking by financial firms and supervise previously unregulated trading. It also makes it easier to liquidate large, financially interconnected institutions, and it creates a new consumer protection bureau to guard against lending abuses.

Republicans propose cutting Obama budget WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the Senate are backing a plan to shave $20 billion from President Barack Obama’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The cuts amount to about a 2 percent trim from the $1.13 trillion requested by Obama for agency budgets annually funded by Congress. Senate Budget Committee Democrats have proposed a $4 billion cut. While small as a percentage of overall spending, the cuts represent an attempt by Republicans to respond

to rising voter anger about spending and deficits. And it comes from an unlikely source: the Republicans on the Senate Appropriations Committee, many of whom are viewed with distrust by GOP conservatives as willing accomplices in spending taxpayer dollars and being prone to larding spending bills with pork barrel projects. The step comes as the powerful Appropriations Committee is getting ready to approve the first of 12 annual spending bills for the budget year beginning in October. The bills

are overdue, and it appears increasingly unlikely that many — if any — of them will become law on time. A letter signed by 12 Republicans on the Appropriations panel says that they won’t vote for bills that don’t fit within their proposed $1.11 trillion spending cap. That’s noteworthy since the panel has a long-standing history of bipartisanship and its GOP members typically provide crucial support to advance the measures past Republican conservatives. “The American people are

saying to us: ‘You’re spending too much, you’re running up too many debts, and we expect you to do something about it,”’ said Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. The GOP-proposed cuts are drawn from a bipartisan proposal by Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., that has attracted as many as 59 votes in the Senate this year. Democrats supported the cap when voting on the budget last year. The proposal would still provide for a $10 billion increase over current spending.

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Retail sales are critical to the economic recovery because shoppers account for a large amount of U.S. economic activity. High unemployment has kept customers out of stores and could hold retailers’ earnings in check. The weak sales report added to the mixed signals on the pace of a recovery. Economic reports have largely showed a rebound is slowing, but recent earnings have largely topped expectations. Companies have also been optimistic in their outlooks for growth during the second half of the year. In late morning trading, the Dow rose 15.13, or 0.2 percent, to 10,378.15. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 2.27, or 0.2 percent, to 1,093.07, while the Nasdaq rose 4.67, or 0.2 percent, to 2,246.70.

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at plugging the gusher for good from underground. Kent Wells, a senior vice president at the oil giant, said at a morning news briefing that it was the government’s call late Tuesday to re-evaluate plans for testing the new cap over the leak. That plan was held for 24 hours. With oil still gushing freely into the Gulf, Wells said BP and federal officials will reevaluate after the 24 hours.

But he did not commit with certainty to returning to the plan, in place before the late Tuesday delay, to shut the leak off by closing the valves on the new cap. “We want to move forward with this as soon as we are ready to do it,” he said. Wells said the cap test, which could put the oil in the well under added pressure, could have an effect on the relief well. He did not elaborate.

Reed Continued from Page A1. Casino parking lot. He was held in the Warren County Jail until Aug. 27, 2008, at which time he posted $15,000 bond but was transferred to Hinds County, where he was facing unspecified charges, said Ricky Smith. He remained incarcerated in Hinds County until April 20, 2009, when he was returned to Warren County. Smith said the record was not clear as to why Reed was not released if he had posted bond. He said the time Reed served in jail from his arrest until his sentencing could have figured into his early release. “It’s indicative of a problem in which we sentence individuals to prison and they are released after a very short period of that prison time on occasion,” he said. “I understand the budget arguments that MDOC is making, but this does indicate a problem with the early release of prisoners.” Reed was assessed restitution, fines and court costs in both jurisdictions — a total of $6,296 in Warren County and $5,280.49 in Rankin County — that is supposed to be paid monthly during his five-year probationary period. Reed was arrested in West Jackson Friday and charged with causing the

death of Salas after authorities believe Salas spotted him burglarizing his vehicle in the parking lot of the SmithWills Stadium. Salas had been dining at the nearby Crawdad Hole Restaurant on Lakeland Drive. As Salas came out of the restaurant to confront two men who had broken into his Ford Expedition, the men got into their own car, described as a white two-door, latemodel Chevrolet Monte Carlo with chrome rims, and as they drove away, hit Salas and kept going, said Jackson police Detective Roderick Holmes. Salas was taken to University Medical Center, where he died from head trauma, Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said. His death combined with the burglary makes it a capital crime, subject to the death penalty under Mississippi law. Police were reportedly still seeking the second suspect. Ricky Smith said state corrections officials are working on a system to standardize indictments, sentencing reports and other documents pertaining to criminal records. “It should also give all DAs access to sentencing records from other jurisdictions,” he said.

construction at the Avondale yard in Jefferson Parish, while two others are being built in Pascagoula. But under Tuesday’s move, the final two in the series will be built in Mississippi, ending work at Avondale in 2013. Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush said the decision would reduce future costs, increase efficiency and address the industry’s current overcapacity in shipyards. “We are extremely proud of our Avondale shipbuilders and their dedicated contributions to our company and our nation,” Bush said. “We will work with federal, state and local officials and others to explore alternate uses for Avondale as the last two ships under construction


PRECISION FORECAST reach completion.” Without giving a precise number, Northrop Grumman said some Avondale workers likely would be able to move to Pascagoula. The company made no mention of smaller yards in Tallulah, La., about 20 minutes west of Vicksburg, and Gulfport, Miss., saying all future LPD production would be in a single production line at Pascagoula. In the two states, the company employs about 19,000. It was the second major economic hit to the New Orleans region in less than a week. On Friday, the last external fuel tank expected to fly for the space shuttle program was rolled out by Lockheed Martin Corp. at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility. At the end of Sep-

tember, only about 200 support staffers will be left from a payroll that numbered 2,700 in 2008. Gov. Bobby Jindal has met with Northrop Grumman officials and said the state already was trying to line up new tenants for when the LPD program is completed in 2016. Jindal had hoped to get at least one of the remaining LPDs built at Avondale. He could not be reached. There are no major Navy shipbuilding projects in the pipeline after 2016 for a yard the size of Avondale. The New Orleans economy took a blow from Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and another with the national economic downturn, plus the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Part of a deal inked with the city in 2008 allowed for three channels on U-verse specifically for noncommercial educational governmental programming through the IP service. Vicksburg Video already features the cityfunded TV23 government access channel. Vicksburg Video is the lone Mississippi holding of a family of media companies operated by Little Rock, Ark.-based Wehco Media Inc., itself the parent company of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and more than a dozen other newspapers in four states. Online billing has become an option in the past few years for Vicksburg Video’s 8,000 or so customers inside the city limits of Vicksburg, plus the company has an office on U.S. 61 North. Calls, however, are often routed to Arkansas and, coupled with the loss of popular Lifetime Television from its basic lineup, have driven many subscribers to go with satel-

lite providers Direct TV or Dish Network, more popular outside the city where cable lines either can’t or haven’t been run. Changes coming for Vicksburg Video start with the return of Lifetime network, general manager Ken Beckwith said. “I’m so glad they got negotiations going on that,” Beckwith said, adding Lifetime will be available Aug. 1 on Channel 66 on the service’s basic lineup and on Channel 317 in HD. Another six channels, all in the MTV family of networks owned by media giant Viacom Inc., will come aboard Vicksburg Video on Sept. 1, notably Comedy Central. The home to “The Daily Show” and “South Park” will air on Channel 67 on basic cable and Channel 316 in HD. Other additions for the fall include CMT, Spike TV, MTV, Nickelodeon and VH-1, all to be added to the service’s HD list.

band, Michael. Florence had a granddaughter, Amanda Starr Grice and her fiance, Adam; a grandson, Philip, wife Stacie; and a greatgranddaughter, Kaitlyn. Florence leaves behind one sister, Susie Irby; and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as cousins. Florence was a member of the First Baptist Church and in her earlier days attended the Breakfast Club with her Sunday school once a month at Shoney’s. In her early 30s and 40s Florence sewed mother and daughter dresses for each occasion or holiday. She baked cakes on the weekends for friends and family and had quite a large group of customers. Florence was an excellent cook in her earlier days, and family and friends would always come to her house knowing they would have the best home-cooked Southern food. We will miss her and her cooking, but the recipes

will live on. I truly love you Mama, and I know that now you can walk and have that dance with Daddy. Kisses to you and lots of hugs always, Mom; you will forever be in my heart. Always, your baby girl. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home in Vicksburg. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Phillip Grice, Adam Ryan, Jimmy Hullum, J.C. Hullum, Ted Hullum, Buddy Irby and Donald Roesch. Honorary pallbearers will be Nathan Fordice, George Roesch, Michael Yount and Charles Calais.

TV Continued from Page A1. ing and recording live shows, though up to four may be recorded simultaneously on U-verse. The service doesn’t require an HD television for it to work, but might require extra hardware such as a DVR. U-verse is a kickoff of sorts for improvements AT&T plans to its presence in Vicksburg and Warren County. Its 3G network, which it says is the fastest mobile broadband service in the nation, was extended to 60 new sites in the state in 2009 and Vicksburg is slated for stronger coverage within a year, AT&T Mississippi spokeswoman Sue Sperry said. TV services other than broadcast signals are franchised in cities, meaning that with U-verse’s arrival, the City of Vicksburg will receive about 5 percent of gross revenue and advertising from each subscriber to both TV programming providers. The fee also includes revenue in bundled services.

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

Mary Woods Foster Edwards Mary Woods Foster Edwards, age 82, of Vicksburg, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2010, at University Medical Center in Jackson. She was born on Nov. 6, 1927, to J.T. and Bessie (Scallions) Woods in Durant. Mary moved to the Delta at a young age, where she attended Riverside High School. She retired from Denny’s as a cook supervisor after 35 years of service at La Mirada, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husbands William “Bill” D. Foster and Jessie D. Edwards. She and Mr. Edwards were married 16 years and resided in Greenville and were members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Earline Lott; and a brother, Lee Woods Jr. Visitation will be held today, July 14, 2010, from 5 until 7 p.m. with Rosary to follow at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Greenville. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 15, 2010, at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow at the Hollandale Cemetery in Hollandale, Miss. Father Tarsisius Puling, S.V.D., will officiate the service. She is survived by her stepchildren, Ann (Tom) Fraser of Cartersville, Ga., Dean (Sue) Edwards of Millington, Tenn., Everette (Sherry) Edwards of Greenville, Pam (Mickey) Wilkinson of Snellville, Ga., Theresa (Stratford) Kay of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., and John (Mary Beth) Edwards of Kingman, Ariz.;

two brothers, Curtis (Mary) Woods of Wayside, Miss., and Cecil (Juanita) Woods of Taylorsville, Miss.; two sisters, Peggy (Ronnie) Clark of Ruleville, Miss., and Louise Watford of Vicksburg; 14 stepgrandchildren; 13 stepgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Coleman Edwards, Brandon Wilkinson, Joe Fraser, Rob Watford, Rodney Clark and Derris Powell. Honorary pallbearer is Thomas Kay. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Jesse D. Edwards Memorial Trust, c/o St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 412 Main St., Greenville, MS 38701. Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. An online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome. net.

Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 5 until 7 at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Florence Hullum Roesch Florence Hullum Roesch passed at her home on July 10, 2010, after many illnesses. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bruiser Roesch. She has gone home to be with her many friends, brothers, one sister and her Mom and Dad. Florence graduated from Jett High School and attended a local business college. Florence worked for Bobbie Anderson of the School of Nursing early in her career; and later until retirement worked as a legal secretary to the district attorney. She leaves behind a daughter, Starr Marsha GriceYount (Roesch) and her hus-

Joyce Ann Laird TALLULAH — Joyce Ann Laird died Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at her home. She was 57. Mrs. Laird was born in Oak Ridge, La., and had lived most of her life in Tallulah. She was a bookkeeper and manager of a clothing store. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tallulah. Survivors include her husband, Dewey Laird of Tallulah; one daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Laird of Tallulah; one son, Eric Daniel Laird of Tallulah; two brothers, Charles L. Nolan Jr. and Martin W. “Marty” Nolan, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Betty Sue Rowan and Sarah Ellen McVay, both of Vicksburg; and her father, Charles L. Nolan of Tallulah. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Fred Fulton and John Kavanaugh officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Cross

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Temperatures will soar into the upper 90s this week with chances each day for 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 mid-90s and lows in the mid-70s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Mostly clear; lows in the mid-70s; south winds 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable thursDAY-saturday Partly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the mid-90s; lows in the mid-70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 92º Low/past 24 hours............... 79º Average temperature......... 86º Normal this date................... 82º Record low..............64º in 1903 Record high......... 100º in 1969 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours......................None This month..............2.19 inches Total/year.............. 22.10 inches Normal/month......1.53 inches Normal/year........ 31.52 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 9:06 A.M. Most active................. 2:53 P.M. Active............................. 9:31 P.M. Most active.................. 3:18 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:11 Sunset tomorrow.............10:17 Sunrise tomorrow............10:29

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 32.1 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 15.4 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 15.9 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.0 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.9 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.1 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................79.8 River....................................79.5

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 33.5 Friday....................................... 33.3 Saturday................................. 32.9 Memphis Thursday................................ 18.4 Friday....................................... 18.8 Saturday................................. 18.9 Greenville Thursday................................ 36.3 Friday....................................... 36.6 Saturday................................. 36.8 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 31.6 Friday....................................... 31.5 Saturday................................. 31.7


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At least 22 killed, 12 missing in first Filipino typhoon of ’10 MANILA, Philippines — The first typhoon to lash the Philippines this year flooded parts of the capital, toppled power lines and killed at least 22 people today, many of them trying to scramble to safety as the storm changed course. Twelve people were missing, including 10 fishermen whose boats were overturned by waves. More than half of the main northern island of Luzon, which includes Manila, was without electricity, and authorities said it would take two to three days to restore power.

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‘Barefoot’ suspect to face charges in U.S. MIAMI — The teenager whom authorities call the “Barefoot Bandit” was set to face an initial court appearance today in Miami, a day after he was deported from the Bahamas. It’s likely Colton HarrisMoore will eventually be taken to Seattle, where he was indicted. Law enforcement officials escorted Harris-Moore on a commercial flight to Miami Tuesday to face prosecution for a two-year string of breakins and plane thefts across the United States. The FBI took him off the plane and put him into a waiting car.

Guantanamo detainee cleared for trial NEW YORK — The first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be prosecuted in a civilian court was cleared for trial Tuesday by a judge who said

a lengthy interrogation and detention were not grounds for dismissal because they served compelling national security interests. Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani was interrogated for two years by the CIA for important intelligence information, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan wrote in a decision that rejected defense requests to toss out the indictment on the grounds that Ghailani was denied a speedy trial.

8 U.S. soldiers killed in Afghan attacks KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Eight American troops died in attacks in southern Afghanistan, including a car bombing and gunfight outside a police compound in Kandahar, officials said today as the Taliban push back against a coalition effort to secure the volatile region. A suicide attacker slammed a car bomb into the gate of the headquarters of the elite Afghan National Civil Order Police late Tuesday in Kandahar, NATO said. Minutes later, insurgents opened fire with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg shall hold a public hearing for the purpose of hearing any objections that may be made to the creation of special assessment which will be levied on commercial real property lying with the area described as follows: The property to be included within the special assessment area is all property bounded by (lying within) the following description: Commence at a point where the centerline of Jackson Street intersects with the centerline of Cherry Street, said point being the Point of Beginning run south along the centerline of Cherry Street to the point of intersection with the centerline of China Street; from said point run east along the centerline of China Street to the point of intersection with the centerline of Adams Street; from said point run south along the centerline of Adams Street to the point of intersection with the south right of way line of South Street; from said point run west to a point which is the intersection of the south right of way line of South Street and the northwest corner of Lot 5 of Nathan Seymour Survey as recorded in the land records of Warren County in Deed Book Q at page 471; from said point run south along the west line of said Lot 5 to the southwest corner of said Lot 5 which point is on the north right of way of Harrison Street; from said point run south to a point which is the intersection of the south right of way line of Harrison Street and the west right of way line of Vick Street; from said point run south along the west right of way line of said Vick Street to a point, said point being the intersection of the west right of way of line of Vick Street and the north line of that property conveyed to Vicksburg Senior Associates L.P., as described in the land records of Warren County in Deed Book 1204 Page 533; from said point run across Vick Street, thence along the east right of way of said Vick Street, N 07 degrees 57 minutes 56 feet E, 16.34 minutes to an iron pin at the northwest corner of the City of Vicksburg parcel as recorded in Deed Book 266 at Page 575 of the aforesaid Land Records; thence leave the east right of way of Vick Street and run along the north line of the said City of Vicksburg parcel, the following courses and distances: S 82 degrees 02 minutes 04 feet E, 40.00 minutes to an iron pin; thence N 07 degrees 57 minutes 56 feet E, 3.00 minutes to an iron pin; thence S 82 degrees 02 minutes 04 feet E, 40.00 minutes to an iron pin; hence S 07 degrees 57 minutes 56 feet W, 40.00 minutes to an iron pin thence S 82 degrees 02 minutes 04 feet E, 40.00 minutes to an iron pin; thence S 07 degrees 57 minutes 56 feet W, 16.00 minutes to an iron pin at the northwest corner of Lot 15 of the W.L. Polk s Survey of the Emanuel Property (DB58/PG414); thence along the north line of Lots 15, 14, 13, 12, and 11 of said W.L. Polk s Survey of the Emanuel Property, S 82 degrees 02 minutes 04 feet E, 190.00 minutes to an iron pin on the north line of said Lot 11 which lies 10 minutes west of the northeast corner of said Lot 11; thence along a line that lies 10.00 minutes W of the east line of said Lot 11, S 07 degrees 57 minutes 56 feet W, 157.12 minutes to an iron pin on the north line of Vick Street which is not opened; thence along the north line of said Vick Street (not opened), S 56 degrees 22 minutes 04 feet E, 11.10 minutes to an iron pin at an angle point in the northeast line of said Vick Street (not opened); thence along the east line of said Vick Street (not opened), S 10 degrees 02 minutes 04 feet E, 123.92 minutes to an iron pin on the northeast line of the Railroad property as described in Deed Book Y at Page 41 of said Land Records; thence along the east line of said Railroad property N 25 degrees 22 minutes 04 feet W, 39.26 minutes to an iron pin at the northeast corner of said Railroad property; thence westerly along the north line of said Railroad property to the point of its intersection with the east right of way line of Cherry Street; from said point run in a westerly direction across Cherry Street to a point which is the intersection of the west right of way line of Cherry Street and the north line of said Railroad property; thence continuing westerly along the north right of way line of said Railroad property to a point which is the intersection of the east right of way of Monroe Street and the north line of said Railroad property; run thence westerly across Monroe Street to a point which is the intersection of the north line of said Railroad property and the west right of way line of Monroe Street; thence run northwesterly along the west right of way line of Monroe Street to a point which is the intersection of the west right of way line of Monroe Street and the south right of way line of an unopened portion of Bridge Street; thence west along said south right of way line of Bridge Street to a point which is the intersection of said south right of way line of Bridge Street and the east right of way line of Washington Street; thence westerly on a line which is the projection of the south right of way line of Bridge Street to its intersection with the west right of way line of Washington Street; thence northerly along the west right of way line of Washington Street to a point which is the intersection of the west right of way line of Washington Street and the south right of way line of Depot; then west along the south right of way line of Depot Street to a point which is the intersection of the south right of way line of Depot Street and the east right of way line of Depot Street; run then north across Pearl Street to a point which is the intersection of the north right of way line of Depot and the east right of way line of Pearl Street, run thence along the east right of way of Pearl Street to a point which is the intersection of the east right of way line of Pearl Street and the south right of way line of South Street; then run north along a projection of the east right of way line of Pearl Street to a point which is the intersection of said projected line and the center line of the South Street right of way; from said point run west along an extension of the centerline of South Street to the point of intersection of the live thaiweg of the Yazoo River Diversion Canal; from said point run northerly along the live thaiweg of the Yazoo River Diversion Canal to the point of intersection of a westerly extension of the centerline of First East Street; from said point run east along the westerly extension of the centerline of First East Street to the point of intersection of the westerly extension of the centerline of First East Street with the centerline of Washington Street; from said point run east along the centerline of First East Street to the point of intersection with the centerline of Cherry Street; from said point run south along the centerline of Cherry. Street to the Point of Beginning. A map outlining the area so described is attached hereto as a part of this description of the property. The Mayor and Aldermen shall hear any objections that may be made concerning the establishment of the special assessment, the rate of the special assessment, the area within which the special assessment is to be made, the purpose for the special assessment or any other objections that might be made. Said hearing shall be held at 10 o'clock a.m. in the Council Room at City Hall Annex located 1415 Walnut Street in Vicksburg, Mississippi on August 17, 2010. All interested owners of property lying within the heretofore described area are invited to attend. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. CITY CLERK


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NL finally breaks through

prep baseball

On B3 Phil Mickelson is a popular figure at the British Open, which starts Thursday.


PREP FOOTBALL Red Carpet Bowl at Vicksburg WC vs. Ocean Springs Aug. 20, 6 p.m.

Jackson 96ers pitcher Stephen Evans fires a pitch Tuesday vs. the Mississippi Titans.

VHS vs. Gulfport Aug. 20, 8 p.m.


Vicksburg-Jackson Junior Cup July 29-30


8 p.m. ESPN - The awards show for sports, the ESPYs, will be be hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers.


MONTANA MCDANIEL Mississippi Titans shortstop had a tworun single in an 5-3 loss to the Jackson 96ers on Tuesday.

SIDELINES Big Z joins Big 3 in Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Zydrunas Ilgauskas has dealt Cleveland another blow by planning to follow LeBron James to the Miami Heat. The veteran center, who started playing for Cleveland in 1997 and has never suited up for another NBA team, expects to sign a two-year contract with the Heat later this week, agent Herb Rudoy said Tuesday. The two-year deal would come with a player option for the second season, Rudoy said. “We’ve agreed to agree,” Rudoy said. Ilgauskas’ decision became known less than a week after James — who played a role in recruiting the 7-foot-3 Lithuanian to South Florida — sparked outrage and outcry in Cleveland by going on a made-for-television special and saying he was joining the Heat. This departure won’t generate the same reaction from Clevelanders, but it’ll hurt nonetheless. Ilgauskas was a fan favorite for more than a decade, and when he returned to the Cavs after getting traded to the Washington Wizards this past season, a sellout crowd welcomed him with huge signs bearing the letter “Z” — his moniker. Ilgauskas never played for the Wizards, quickly getting bought out and then returning to Cleveland after a 30-day waiting period.


La. Pick 3: 2-8-1 La. Pick 4: 8-3-4-2 Weekly results: B2

The associated press

The National League’s Brian McCann, of the Atlanta Braves, hits a three-run double during the seventh inning of the All-Star game Tuesday.

McCann wins All-Star MVP By The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Bases loaded, two outs, a real chance for the National League to break through after years of waiting. So when Brian McCann lofted a foul fly down the right-field line, there was only one thing to do. “I just put my head down and prayed that it got into the seats, that I would get another shot,” he said. Luckily for him, the ball landed in the stands, just beyond the reach of scrambling American League fielders. And moments later, he lined a three-run double in the seventh inning that gave the NL a 3-1 victory Tuesday night and made him the All-Star game MVP. McCann atoned for his silent showings in the summer showcase — the Atlanta catcher was a quiet 0 for 3 in his previous AllStar trips. This was McCann’s fifth straight All-Star appearance, a fact that did not escape Toronto catcher John Buck. “Catchers know. He can bang. He can flat-out rake, and the reason he doesn’t get noticed very much is because he’s that good of a catcher,” said Buck, who got a hit for the AL. “Good catchers don’t get noticed. That’s the job, and he’s just out there every year, getting it done and being one of the best in the game.”

From left, the National League’s Marlon Byrd, Michael Bourn and Chris Young react after the NL won the All-Star game 3-1 Tuesday. In a way, McCann’s hit was more than a decade in the making. He was a year away from turning into a teenager the last time his side beat the American League in 1996, leaving many to wonder how long the drought would go. “We’ve had to answer that question for the last five times for me,” McCann said.

McCann got a chance to do some damage in the fifth when he pinch hit with runners on the corners. He flied out to the warning track against Justin Verlander to end the inning, leaving the NL down 1-0. Next time up, he got even and then some. After lifting that harmless foul ball, the lefty-swinging McCann

delivered against Chicago White Sox left-hander Matt Thornton. McCann swung his arm in celebration after pulling into second base, and NL players in the dugout surged to greet the trio of runners that scored. NL manager Charlie Manuel of Philadelphia figured something good might happen. He’s seen McCann plenty during the regular season. “Absolutely kills us,” Manuel said. Manuel turned to his coaches, telling them he wanted Thornton to try to blow a heater past McCann. “I said I hope he keeps the ball down and hard, because this guy can light him up. He threw him a low fastball, and he clocked him.” Cheering right along with Manuel, for sure, were McCann’s parents. They were in the ballpark while his pregnant wife was watching back home in Georgia. His Braves certainly appreciated his contribution. They come out of the All-Star break with a four-game lead in the NL East. The 26-year-old McCann, hitting .267 with 10 home runs and 37 RBIs this season, became the second Atlanta player to win the All-Star MVP trophy, joining Fred McGriff, who got it in 1994. Afterward, he gave his bat to the Hall of Fame.

Former St. Al stars say goodbye to Bazinsky By Jeff Byrd It was one more time at the Baz for graduated St. Aloysius players Stephen Evans, Pierson Waring, Blake Haygood and Justin Rushing. The four, who are playing summer ball for the Jackson 96ers, got to play a doubleheader Tuesday at Bazinsky Field, their home park for six years under coach Clint Wilkerson at St. Aloysius, which culminated with back-to-back Class 1A state championships. The opponent Tuesday was the Mississippi Titans of Vicksburg. The end result of the night was a split as the 96ers won the first game 5-3, while the Titans came back to take the second game 8-5. “I enjoyed getting to play here one more time, especially since I don’t have to drive back a long way after a double-header,” said Evans, the two-time reigning Vicksburg Post Player of the Year. The split leaves the Titans with a 13-8-1 record going into the Mississippi Showdown tournament, which starts today at Hinds Community College. Home runs proved to be the difference in both games. Evans started the first game and went three strong innings and left with the lead that was quickly blown by See Titans, Page B3.

Steinbrenner’s bluster, soft side remembered By The Associated Press NEW YORK — George Steinbrenner was suspended from baseball for trying to disgrace his high-paid outfielder, Dave Winfield. A low point for “The Boss,” for sure. But rather than let the episode fade away, the Yankees owner reached out nearly a decade later to repair the rift. For those who knew Steinbrenner, behind a feisty facade was a fiercely loyal friend. “It’s almost like you see a curtain drawn back, a veil lifted, just a complete change,” Winfield said of Steinbrenner after the reconciliation. “And our relationship changed from then on.

And we got to know each other real well. I know that over the years, he admired me, he respected me and he George liked me. Steinbrenner And I did the same with him. It was very important.” The 80-year-old Steinbrenner died in Tampa, Fla., early Tuesday after having a heart attack. He was remembered as much for his dictatorial style as he was for his generosity. “I think he’s a father figure to everyone that was in our organization in the past or present, because he really

took care of his players,” Yankees captain Derek Jeter said. Flags were lowered to halfstaff at New York’s City Hall and a marquee outside the $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium — “the house that George built” — honored “George M. Steinbrenner III, 1930-2010.” At the All-Star game in Anaheim, Calif., a video tribute was shown, and players bowed their heads during a moment of silence. Steinbrenner was exacting and ruthless in running the Yankees. Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra, who went 14 years without talking to his boss after being fired as manager in 1985, said they’d leave the phone off the hook in the dugout for fear of get-

ting a call from the owner. The Boss’ bluster made him as famous as many of his players, a fixture on the back pages of the New York tabloids — right where he wanted to be. He was even lampooned on “Seinfeld,” a No. 1 television show in the 1990s. And Steinbrenner got a laugh out of the bumbling portrayal, voiced by the show’s executive producer, Larry David. “Who else could be a memorable character on a television show without actually appearing on the show? You felt George even though he wasn’t there,” said Jerry Seinfeld, the star and co-creator of the show. “That’s how huge a force of personality he was.”

His players felt the outsized personality in many ways. Those who put on the pinstripes were paid handsomely, but they knew the expectations that came with the paycheck were more intense than anywhere else. “I remember my first, second year, I was on third base and got doubled off on a line drive in the infield and we won the game. After the game he was yelling at me for, ‘Don’t ever get doubled off again,”’ Jeter said. “We won the game, but he expected perfection, and that rubbed off. And whether it was the players, the front office, the people working at the stadium, didn’t make a difference. He expected perfection.”


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

on tv


Thursday CYCLING 6:30 a.m. Versus - Tour de France, stage 11, Sisteron to Bourg-les-Valence, France GOLF 4 a.m. ESPN - British Open Championship, at St. Andrews, Scotland 1 p.m. TGC - Nationwide Tour, Chiquita Classic 3 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Reno-Tahoe Open


from staff & AP reports

NBA Bower steps down as Hornets’ GM NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Hornets general manager Jeff Bower stepped down on Tuesday, parting ways with a franchise that is trying to prove to restless All-Star Chris Paul that it is serious about winning. The sudden announcement from the Hornets stated that Bower and the team “mutually agreed” on the move, but Bower was not made available for comment and he did not answer a call to his cell phone. “We feel it is in the best interest for us and Jeff to part ways at this time,” Hornets president Hugh Weber said. “Our search for a new general manager is already under way. We are looking for the best basketball mind available.” Bower had spent more that 14 seasons with the Hornets in various capacities, starting as a scout. He was promoted to general manager in 2005.

Al Jefferson headed from Wolves to Jazz MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves agreed to send Jefferson to the Jazz for two future first-round draft picks and center Kosta Koufos, the teams confirmed Tuesday.

BASEBALL Selig will likely keep All-Star game in Arizona ANAHEIM, Calif. — Bud Selig considers Arizona’s new immigration law a political issue and is showing no signs that Major League Baseball will shift next year’s All-Star game out of the state. A day after Milwaukee pitcher Yovani Gallardo and other All-Stars said they could envision boycotting the 2011 game at Phoenix in protest, the commissioner never mentioned a possible shift. The situation “will be solved in the political process at the appropriate time,” Selig said Tuesday. “We’ll do things when baseball can influence decisions.”

nfL Lawrence Taylor pleads not guilty NEW CITY, N.Y. — Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to an indictment that alleges he had sex with a 16-year-old girl in a New York hotel room. The former NFL star allegedly paid $300 to the girl, a Bronx runaway, for their encounter in May.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 14 1967 — Eddie Mathews of the Astros hits his 500th home run off San Francisco’s Juan Marichal at Candlestick Park. Houston beats the Giants 8-6. 1968 — Hank Aaron hits his 500th home run off Mike McCormick as the Atlanta Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2. 1995 — Ramon Martinez throws a no-hitter, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 7-0 victory over the Florida Marlins. Martinez retires 22 straight before walking Tommy Gregg in the eighth inning. 2005 — In Oklahoma City, the United States is beaten in an international softball game for the first time since 2002, losing 2-1 to Canada in the inaugural World Cup of Softball. The U.S., which has won the gold medal in three straight Olympics, last lost an international game on July 4, 2002, 6-1 to Japan at the U.S. Cup.

The Vicksburg Post

SCOREBOARD MLB American League East Division

W New York.......................56 Tampa Bay....................54 Boston...........................51 Toronto..........................44 Baltimore.......................29

L 32 34 37 45 59

Pct GB .636 — .614 2 .580 5 .494 12 1/2 .330 27

Central Division

W Chicago.........................49 Detroit............................48 Minnesota......................46 Kansas City...................39 Cleveland.......................34

L 38 38 42 49 54

Pct GB .563 — .558 1/2 .523 3 1/2 .443 10 1/2 .386 15 1/2

STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 32; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 31; RDavis, Oakland, 27; Gardner, New York, 25; Podsednik, Kansas City, 25; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 25; Figgins, Seattle, 24. PITCHING—Sabathia, New York, 12-3; Price, Tampa Bay, 12-4; Pettitte, New York, 11-2; PHughes, New York, 11-2; Lester, Boston, 11-3; Verlander, Detroit, 11-5; Buchholz, Boston, 10-4; Garza, Tampa Bay, 10-5; Pavano, Minnesota, 10-6. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 137; FHernandez, Seattle, 131; Lester, Boston, 124; Liriano, Minnesota, 117; Morrow, Toronto, 111; Verlander, Detroit, 110; JShields, Tampa Bay, 109. SAVES—Soria, Kansas City, 25; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 23; NFeliz, Texas, 23; Gregg, Toronto, 20; Papelbon, Boston, 20; Rauch, Minnesota, 20; MRivera, New York, 20.

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................50 38 .568 — Los Angeles..................47 44 .516 4 1/2 Oakland.........................43 46 .483 7 1/2 Seattle...........................35 53 .398 15 ——— Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games National League 3, American League 1 Today’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games Texas at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

National League East Division

W Atlanta...........................52 New York.......................48 Philadelphia...................47 Florida............................42 Washington....................39

L 36 40 40 46 50

Pct GB .591 — .545 4 .540 4 1/2 .477 10 .438 13 1/2

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................49 St. Louis........................47 Milwaukee......................40 Chicago.........................39 Houston.........................36 Pittsburgh......................30

L 41 41 49 50 53 58

Pct GB .544 — .534 1 .449 8 1/2 .438 9 1/2 .404 12 1/2 .341 18

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................51 37 .580 — Colorado........................49 39 .557 2 Los Angeles..................49 39 .557 2 San Francisco...............47 41 .534 4 Arizona..........................34 55 .382 17 1/2 ——— Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games National League 3, American League 1 Today’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Games Milwaukee at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.


NL AL ab r h bi ab r h bi HRmrz ss 3 0 0 0 ISuzuki rf 2 0 0 0 Furcal ss 0 0 0 0 TrHntr cf 2 0 0 0 Prado 2b 3 0 0 0 Jeter ss 2 0 1 0 BPhllps 2b 1 0 0 0 Andrus ss 1 0 0 0 Pujols 1b 2 0 0 0 MiCarr 1b 2 0 1 0 AdGnzl 1b 2 0 0 0 Konerk 1b 2 0 0 0 Howard dh 2 0 0 0 Hamltn rf 3 0 1 0 Votto dh 2 0 0 0 JBautst rf 1 0 0 0 DWrght 3b 2 0 2 0 Guerrr dh 2 0 0 0 Rolen 3b 2 1 1 0 D.Ortiz dh 2 0 1 0 Braun lf 2 0 0 0 Longori 3b 1 1 1 0 Hollidy lf 1 1 1 0 Wggntn 3b 0 0 0 0 Bourn lf 1 0 0 0 Swisher ph 1 0 0 0 Ethier rf 2 0 1 0 ABeltre 3b 1 0 0 0 CYoung cf 2 0 0 0 Mauer c 2 0 0 0 Hart rf 2 0 0 0 J.Buck c 2 0 1 0 Byrd cf-rf 1 1 0 0 Cano 2b 1 0 0 1 YMolin c 1 0 1 0 Kinsler 2b 1 0 0 0 McCnn ph-c 2 0 1 3 Crwfrd lf 2 0 0 0 V.Wells lf 1 0 0 0 Totals 33 3 7 3 Totals 31 1 6 1 NL..............................................000 000 300 — 3 AL..............................................000 010 000 — 1 E—Kuo. DP—NL 2, AL 1. LOB—NL 5, AL 7. 2B—McCann, Longoria, J.Buck. SB—D.Wright, Crawford. CS—Andrus. SF—Cano. IP H R ER BB SO NL Jimenez 2 2 0 0 1 1 Jo.Johnson 2 0 0 0 0 2 Kuo 2-3 0 1 0 1 0 H.Bell 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Halladay 2-3 2 0 0 0 1 Capps W 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Wainwright H 1 1 0 0 1 2 Br.Wilson H 1 0 0 0 0 0 Broxton S 1 1 0 0 0 1 AL Price 2 1 0 0 0 1 Pettitte 1 1 0 0 0 2 Cl.Lee 1 0 0 0 0 1 Verlander 1 2 0 0 0 2 Lester H 1 0 0 0 0 0 P.Hughes L H 1-3 2 2 2 0 0 Thornton BS 1-3 1 1 1 1 0 A.Bailey 1-3 0 0 0 1 1 R.Soriano 1 0 0 0 0 0 Valverde 1 0 0 0 0 3 Umpires—Home, Mike Reilly; First, Mike Winters; Second, Brian O’Nora; Third, Laz Diaz; Right, Jim Wolf; Left, Bruce Dreckman. T—2:59. A—45,408 (45,285).


G Hamilton Tex................... 85 MiCabrera Det................. 83 Morneau Min................... 81 Boesch Det...................... 65 Cano NYY....................... 87 ABeltre Bos..................... 85 ISuzuki Sea..................... 88 DeJesus KC.................... 85 Butler KC......................... 87 Crawford TB.................... 85

AB 341 312 296 243 342 324 362 328 329 330

R 59 64 53 34 61 44 35 45 44 70

H 118 108 102 83 115 107 118 107 106 106

Pct. .346 .346 .345 .342 .336 .330 .326 .326 .322 .321

BATTING—Hamilton, Texas, .346; MiCabrera, Detroit, .346; Morneau, Minnesota, .345; Boesch, Detroit, .342; Cano, New York, .336; ABeltre, Boston, .330; ISuzuki, Seattle, .326; DeJesus, Kansas City, .326. RUNS—Crawford, Tampa Bay, 70; Youkilis, Boston, 67; MiCabrera, Detroit, 64; Teixeira, New York, 63; Cano, New York, 61; Jeter, New York, 60; Hamilton, Texas, 59. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 77; Guerrero, Texas, 75; ARodriguez, New York, 70; Hamilton, Texas, 64; Konerko, Chicago, 63; TorHunter, Los Angeles, 62; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 61; Quentin, Chicago, 61. HITS—Hamilton, Texas, 118; ISuzuki, Seattle, 118; Cano, New York, 115; MYoung, Texas, 109; MiCabrera, Detroit, 108; ABeltre, Boston, 107; DeJesus, Kansas City, 107. DOUBLES—Markakis, Baltimore, 28; MiCabrera, Detroit, 27; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 27; ABeltre, Boston, 26; Butler, Kansas City, 26; VWells, Toronto, 26; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 25; Hamilton, Texas, 25; Morneau, Minnesota, 25; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 25. TRIPLES—Span, Minnesota, 7; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 6; Pennington, Oakland, 6; Youkilis, Boston, 5; 8 tied at 4. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 24; MiCabrera, Detroit, 22; Hamilton, Texas, 22; Guerrero, Texas, 20; Konerko, Chicago, 20; Quentin, Chicago, 19; VWells, Toronto, 19.


G Prado Atl......................... 87 Ethier LAD....................... 70 Polanco Phi..................... 62 Byrd ChC......................... 87 Pagan NYM..................... 80 CGonzalez Col................ 77 DWright NYM.................. 87 Votto Cin......................... 84 Loney LAD...................... 88 Pujols StL........................ 87

AB 372 275 261 331 298 325 325 309 337 321

R 61 43 39 47 46 56 52 59 47 55

H 121 89 83 105 94 102 102 97 104 99

Pct. .325 .324 .318 .317 .315 .314 .314 .314 .309 .308

BATTING—Prado, Atlanta, .325; Ethier, Los Angeles, .324; Polanco, Philadelphia, .318; Byrd, Chicago, .317; Pagan, New York, .315; CGonzalez, Colorado, .314; DWright, New York, .314; Votto, Cincinnati, .314. RUNS—BPhillips, Cincinnati, 66; Prado, Atlanta, 61; Votto, Cincinnati, 59; Kemp, Los Angeles, 58; CGonzalez, Colorado, 56; Uggla, Florida, 56; Weeks, Milwaukee, 56. RBI—Hart, Milwaukee, 65; Howard, Philadelphia, 65; DWright, New York, 65; Pujols, St. Louis, 64; Loney, Los Angeles, 63; CYoung, Arizona, 61; Gomes, Cincinnati, 60; CGonzalez, Colorado, 60; Votto, Cincinnati, 60. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 121; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 108; Byrd, Chicago, 105; Loney, Los Angeles, 104; Braun, Milwaukee, 102; CGonzalez, Colorado, 102; DWright, New York, 102. DOUBLES—Byrd, Chicago, 27; Werth, Philadelphia, 27; Dunn, Washington, 26; Holliday, St. Louis, 25; Loney, Los Angeles, 25; Prado, Atlanta, 25; DWright, New York, 25. TRIPLES—Victorino, Philadelphia, 8; SDrew, Arizona, 7; Fowler, Colorado, 7; Bay, New York, 6; Pagan, New York, 6; JosReyes, New York, 6; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 5; Furcal, Los Angeles, 5; Morgan, Washington, 5; Olivo, Colorado, 5. HOME RUNS—Dunn, Washington, 22; Votto, Cincinnati, 22; Hart, Milwaukee, 21; Pujols, St. Louis, 21; Fielder, Milwaukee, 20; Reynolds, Arizona, 20; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 18. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 28; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 20; Morgan, Washington, 20; Pagan, New York, 19; JosReyes, New York, 19; HRamirez, Florida, 18; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 17; Torres, San Francisco, 17; Victorino, Philadelphia, 17; CYoung, Arizona, 17. PITCHING—Jimenez, Colorado, 15-1; Wainwright, St. Louis, 13-5; Pelfrey, New York, 10-4; Latos, San Diego, 10-4; Halladay, Philadelphia, 10-7; 10 tied at 9. STRIKEOUTS—Lincecum, San Francisco, 131; Halladay, Philadelphia, 128; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 128; Wainwright, St. Louis, 127; Haren, Arizona, 125; JoJohnson, Florida, 123; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 122. SAVES—FCordero, Cincinnati, 24; HBell, San Diego, 24; Capps, Washington, 23; BrWilson, San Francisco, 23; FRodriguez, New York, 21; Lindstrom, Houston, 21; Nunez, Florida, 20; Wagner, Atlanta, 20.

Minor League Baseball Southern League North Division

W Carolina (Reds).............11 Chattanooga (Dodgers).10 Huntsville (Brewers)......10 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......9 West Tenn (Mariners)...6

L 8 9 9 10 13

Pct. .579 .526 .526 .474 .316

GB — 1 1 2 5

W L Pct. Mississippi (Braves)...12 7 .632 x-Jacksonville (Marlins).10 9 .526 Mobile (D-backs)...........10 9 .526 Montgomery (Rays).......10 9 .526 B-ham (White Sox).......7 12 .368 x-clinched division ——— Monday’s Games North 3, South 2 Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Mississippi at Huntsville, 7 p.m. West Tenn at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Chattanooga at Tennessee, 7:15 p.m. Montgomery at Carolina, 7:15 p.m.

GB — 2 2 2 5

South Division

golf PGA Tour Schedule June 3-6 — the Memorial Tournament (Justin Rose) June 10-13 — St. Jude Classic (Lee Westwood) June 17-20 — U.S. Open Championship (Graeme McDowell) June 24-27 — Travelers Championship (Bubba Watson) July 1-4 — AT&T National (Justin Rose) July 8-11 — John Deere Classic (Steve Stricker) July 15-18 — The Open Championship, St. Andrews, Scotland July 15-18 — Reno-Tahoe Open, Reno, Nev. July 22-25 — RBC Canadian Open, Etobicoke, Ontario July 29-Aug. 1 — The Greenbrier Classic, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Aug. 5-8 — WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Akron, Ohio Aug. 5-8 — Turning Stone Resort Championship, Verona, N.Y. Aug. 12-15 — PGA Championship, Sheboygan, Wis. Aug. 19-22 — Wyndham Championship, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 26-29 — The Barclays, Paramus, N.J.

World Golf Ranking

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Through July 11 Tiger Woods............USA...........10.18 Phil Mickelson.........USA............9.47 Lee Westwood......... Eng.............8.09 Steve Stricker..........USA............7.55 Jim Furyk.................USA............6.72 Ernie Els.................. SAf.............5.88 Luke Donald............ Eng.............5.45

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8. Ian Poulter............... Eng.............5.45 9. Rory McIlroy.............NIr.............5.33 10. Paul Casey............. Eng.............5.09

PGA Tour Statistics

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.

Through July 11 Scoring Average 1, Ernie Els, 69.54. 2, Justin Rose, 69.65. 3, Steve Stricker, 69.68. 4, Shaun Micheel, 69.69. 5, Phil Mickelson, 69.74. 6, J.B. Holmes, 69.86. 7, K.J. Choi, 69.92. 8, Padraig Harrington, 69.95. 9 (tie), Retief Goosen and Matt Kuchar, 69.97. Driving Distance 1, Robert Garrigus, 311.8. 2, Bubba Watson, 306.3. 3, Dustin Johnson, 305.0. 4, Angel Cabrera, 304.3. 5 (tie), J.B. Holmes and Graham DeLaet, 303.7. 7, Phil Mickelson, 300.3. 8, Andres Romero, 298.8. 9, John Daly, 298.7. 10, Aaron Baddeley, 297.9. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Omar Uresti, 74.79%. 2, Brian Gay, 74.63%. 3, Tim Clark, 73.34%. 4, Joe Durant, 72.45%. 5, Nick O’Hern, 71.55%. 6, Heath Slocum, 71.52%. 7, Jim Furyk, 70.61%. 8, Zach Johnson, 70.50%. 9, David Toms, 70.38%. 10, Garrett Willis, 70.36%. Greens in Regulation Pct. 1, Kevin Sutherland, 71.11%. 2, Kris Blanks, 71.03%. 3, Troy Matteson, 70.37%. 4, Bubba Watson, 70.04%. 5, Adam Scott, 70.00%. 6, Rickie Fowler, 69.98%. 7, D.J. Trahan, 69.94%. 8, Heath Slocum, 69.79%. 9, K.J. Choi, 69.75%. 10, Nick Watney, 69.74%. Total Driving 1, Kenny Perry, 69. 2, Ryan Moore, 70. 3, Hunter Mahan, 73. 4, Joe Durant, 86. 5 (tie), Chris Couch and Blake Adams, 87. 7, Davis Love III, 90. 8, Bo Van Pelt , 92. 9, Retief Goosen, 100. 10, Boo Weekley, 105. Putting Average 1, Brandt Snedeker, 1.710. 2, J.P. Hayes, 1.715. 3, Steve Stricker, 1.726. 4, Tim Clark, 1.729. 5, Carl Pettersson, 1.730. 6, Shaun Micheel, 1.734. 7, Brian Gay, 1.736. 8 (tie), Brad Faxon, Chris Couch and Aaron Baddeley, 1.738. Birdie Average 1, Bubba Watson, 4.20. 2, Steve Stricker, 4.16. 3, Justin Rose, 4.07. 4, Ernie Els, 4.05. 5 (tie), Phil Mickelson and Matt Every, 4.02. 7, Bo Van Pelt, 3.99. 8, Kevin Streelman, 3.96. 9, Nick Watney, 3.93. 10, 2 tied with 3.91. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Dustin Johnson, 74.8. 2, Harrison Frazar, 79.2. 3, Paul Casey, 84.0. 4, Martin Laird, 90.0. 5, Bubba Watson, 91.8. 6, Matt Bettencourt, 96.5. 7, Adam Scott, 102.9. 8, Scott Piercy, 104.0. 9 (tie), Phil Mickelson and Robert Allenby, 112.5. Sand Save Percentage 1, Luke Donald, 73.97%. 2, Carl Pettersson, 64.71%. 3, Greg Chalmers, 63.16%. 4 , Mark Wilson, 61.64%. 5, Ryuji Imada, 61.46%. 6, Tim Clark, 60.58%. 7, Brandt Snedeker, 60.50%. 8, Justin Rose, 59.80%. 9, Chris Riley, 59.70%. 10, Pat Perez, 59.60%. All-Around Ranking 1, Matt Kuchar, 278. 2, Robert Allenby, 280. 3, K.J. Choi, 282. 4, Ben Crane, 287. 5, Bubba Watson, 317. 6, Steve Stricker, 356. 7, Justin Rose, 358. 8, Matt Jones, 359. 9, Chris Couch, 375. 10, Phil Mickelson, 379. PGA TOUR Official Money Leaders 1, Ernie Els (13), $3,941,028. 2, Phil Mickelson (13), $3,199,838. 3, Justin Rose (15), $3,159,748. 4, Steve Stricker (12), $2,963,122. 5, Jim Furyk (14), $2,883,915. 6, Tim Clark (15), $2,866,198. 7, Anthony Kim (8), $2,518,521. 8, Robert Allenby (16), $2,471,868. 9, Ben Crane (16), $2,396,357. 10, Matt Kuchar (16), $2,331,955.

Through July 9 1. Brad Keselowski.......................................... 2,911 2. Carl Edwards............................................... 2,684 3. Kyle Busch................................................... 2,486 4. Justin Allgaier.............................................. 2,457 5. Kevin Harvick............................................... 2,314 6. Paul Menard................................................ 2,207 7. Joey Logano................................................ 2,108 8. Steve Wallace.............................................. 2,049 9. Brendan Gaughan....................................... 2,015 10. Jason Leffler.............................................. 1,994 11. Trevor Bayne............................................. 1,870 12. Michael Annett........................................... 1,843 13. Brian Scott................................................. 1,841 14. Tony Raines............................................... 1,798 15. Reed Sorenson.......................................... 1,787 16. Kenny Wallace........................................... 1,643 17. Mike Wallace............................................. 1,622 18. Mike Bliss................................................... 1,595 19. Michael McDowell...................................... 1,479 20. Eric McClure.............................................. 1,474

Auto Racing


Indy Racing League schedule March 14 — Sao Paulo Indy 300 (Will Power) March 28 — Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Fla.) (Will Power) April 11 — Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, Birmingham (Helio Castroneves) April 18 — Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Calif.) (Ryan Hunter-Reay) May 1 — Road Runner Turbo Indy 300, Kansas City, Kan. (Scott Dixon) May 30 — Indianapolis 500 (Dario Franchitti) June 5 — Firestone 550k, Fort Worth, Texas (Ryan Briscoe) June 20 — Iowa Corn Indy 250, Newton (Tony Kanaan) July 4 — Camping World Grand Prix at the Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. (Will Power) July 18 — Honda Indy Toronto July 25 — Edmonton Indy, Alberta Aug. 8 — Honda Indy 200, Lexington, Ohio Aug. 22 — Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma (Calif.) County Aug. 28 — PEAK Antifreeze Indy 300, Joliet, Ill. Sept. 4 — Kentucky 300, Sparta, Ky. Sept. 19 — Indy Japan 300, Motegi, Japan Oct. 2 — Miami Indy 300, Homestead, Fla. ———

2010 IRL points leaders 1. Will Power....................................................... 327 2. Dario Franchitti............................................... 295 3. Scott Dixon..................................................... 287 4. Ryan Briscoe.................................................. 280 5. Helio Castroneves.......................................... 273 6. Ryan Hunter-Reay.......................................... 251 7. Tony Kanaan.................................................. 241 8. Justin Wilson................................................... 211 (tie) Dan Wheldon............................................... 211 10. Marco Andretti.............................................. 201 11. Danica Patrick............................................... 190 12. Raphael Matos.............................................. 174 13. Vitor Meira.................................................... 172 14. Alex Tagliani................................................. 169 15. Mario Moraes................................................ 161 16. E.J. Viso........................................................ 157 17. Alex Lloyd..................................................... 146 18. Hideki Mutoh................................................. 136 19. Mario Romancini........................................... 125 20. Simona de Silvestro..................................... 121

Sprint Cup Schedule

Through July 10 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-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (Kurt Busch) May 30 — Coca-Cola 600 (Kurt Busch) June 6 — Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 (Denny Hamlin) June 13 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 (Denny Hamlin) June 20 — Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Jimmie Johnson) June 27 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301 (Jimmie Johnson) July 3 — Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola (Kevin Harvick) July 10 — 400 (David Reutimann) July 25 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 1 — Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500,

Sprint Cup Points leaders 1. Kevin Harvick........................2,745 2. Jeff Gordon...........................2,642 3. Jimmie Johnson....................2,557 4. Denny Hamlin.......................2,542 5. Kurt Busch............................2,524 6. Kyle Busch............................2,488 7. Jeff Burton............................2,465 8. Matt Kenseth.........................2,446 9. Tony Stewart.........................2,389 10. Carl Edwards......................2,345 11. Greg Biffle...........................2,292 12. Clint Bowyer........................2,286 13. Mark Martin.........................2,131 14. Clint Bowyer........................2,121 15. Ryan Newman....................2,090 16. Kasey Kahne......................2,016 17. David Reutimann................2,000 18. Joey Logano.......................1,997 19. Jamie McMurray.................1,945 20. Martin Truex Jr...................1,930

Nationwide Schedule

Through July 9 May 7 — Royal Purple 200 (Denny Hamlin) May 15 — Heluva Good! 200 (Kyle Busch) May 29 — TECH-NET Auto Service 300 (Kyle Busch) June 5 — Federated Auto 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.) July 9 — Dollar General 300 Powered By CocaCola (Kyle Busch) July 17 — Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250, Madison, Ill. July 24 — Kroger 200, Indianapolis July 31 — U.S. Cellular 250, Newton, Iowa July 31 — Iowa 250, Newton, Iowa Aug. 7 — Zippo 200 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 14 — Carfax 250, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 20 — Food City 250, Bristol, Tenn. Aug. 29 — NAPA Auto Parts 200, Montreal

Nationwide Points Leaders


American League

TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Agreed to terms with RHP Adonis Cardona and 3B Gabriel Cenas.


CHARLOTTE BOBCATS—Traded C Tyson Chandler and C Alexis Ajinca to Dallas for C Erick Dampier, F Eduardo Najera, G Matt Carroll and cash considerations. CHICAGO BULLS—Signed F Kyle Korver and C Omer Asik. DALLAS MAVERICKS—Signed G Dominique Jones. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Signed G Anthony Morrow and traded him to New Jersey for a 2011 second-round draft pick. MINNEASOTA TIMBERWOLVES—Traded F Al Jefferson to the Utah Jazz for C Kosta Koufos and two future first-round draft picks. NEW ORLEANS HORNETS—Announced the resignation of Jeff Bower general manager. SAN ANTONIO SPURS—Agreed to terms with F Matt Bonner. WASHINGTON WIZARDS—Signed C Hilton Armstrong.


MICHIGAN—Announced associate athletic director Lloyd Carr will step down, effective Sept. 1.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-3-9 La. Pick 4: 1-8-3-1 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-6-3 La. Pick 4: 0-3-2-3 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-8-1 La. Pick 4: 8-3-4-2 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-0-5 La. Pick 4: 4-8-0-2 Easy 5: 4-14-18-26-37 La. Lotto: 2-3-5-6-27-28 Powerball: 10-41-44-48-56 Powerball: 4; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-8-6 La. Pick 4: 8-7-7-9 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-0-9 La. Pick 4: 8-1-6-3 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-3-6 La. Pick 4: 2-3-2-1 Easy 5: 3-7-20-23-37 La. Lotto: 1-3-7-17-24-38 Powerball:20-21-27-28-56 Powerball: 4; Power play: 4

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Mickelson is popular figure at Open Titans ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Phil Mickelson rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole of practice — oh, how he’d love to be in that same position for a win at the British Open come Sunday — then headed off to take care of his other duties. “Give me about 10 or 15 minutes,” the People’s Champion shouted toward the fans clamoring for his autograph. “I’ll be right over there, behind the stands, to sign for you.” After collecting his valuables and taking a brief respite in the St. Andrews clubhouse, Mickelson popped out on cue behind a barrier along Golf Place. He worked up and down the line, looking everyone in the eye as he signed. He bantered with the crowd. He put his signature on everything from visors to programs to flags. The only time he balked was when someone put forward a ball to sign — a no-no for Mickelson, who, like many athletes, knows that sort of keepsake will usually make its way straight to eBay. “No balls. I don’t sign balls,” Mickelson said politely. “Anything else I can get for you?” Some may believe this is all an act. Some may believe that Mickelson sets aside ample time for signing at every tournament merely to improve his image, not because he feels any genuine connection with the fans. Just try telling that to those people who walked away with an autograph and a sense that he really cares about them. Just listen to the roars if Mickelson walks toward the 18th green with a chance to claim the claret jug and add a fifth major title to an already impressive resume.

golf On TV Thursday, 4 a.m. The Open Championship “Did you get Phil?” a Briti s h wo m a n shouted to her son, who’d snared a prime spot at the front of railing. Phil “Yes, I got Mickelson him,” he replied. “Ohhhh, brilliant,” she said, breaking into a relieved grin. Mickelson said he feels a “spiritual” connection with St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf and a course that he feels gives him a real shot at winning his first British Open title, with its wide-open spaces that allow one to pull out the driver all around the course. Indeed, there’s nothing he loves better than just gripping and ripping, even if it means throwing caution to that persistent wind sweeping in off St. Andrews Bay. “I expect to play well here, I really do,” Mickelson said Tuesday. “I expect to be in contention.” The chance to share triumphs with his fans — and, yes, even the foibles — are just as important, he added, even if some in the media and maybe even a fellow golfer or two might be skeptical of his motives. “I’ve been very fortunate to have support from fans,” Mickelson said. “It’s meant a lot to me over the course of my career. It’s made it fun to go to

the golf course, and it’s made it fun to interact with people, and it’s made it fun to spend time after rounds signing autographs and interacting. “That interpersonal relationship that golf provides — the kind many other sports don’t, being in a stadium setting — is really one of our greatest assets in this sport. The ability to play pro-ams and interact with regular amateur golfers. The ability to have personal contact with fans after the round or beforehand. All that really makes the game of golf great.” Of course, greatness inside the ropes is defined by major titles. For Mickelson, who has captured three green jackets at Augusta along with a PGA Championship, there would be no better place to win another than this place. “A career just doesn’t feel complete unless you’ve won here at St. Andrews,” Mickelson said. “I think all the players feel the same way.” It would be quite a feat to top what happened in April, when Lefty locked up another Masters titles and was greeted just off the 18th green by his wife Amy, who’s been battling breast cancer. Mickelson followed up with another strong showing at the U.S. Open, winding up three strokes behind Graeme McDowell. Now, it’s on to St. Andrews, where Mickelson will get another shot at claiming the third leg of a career Grand Slam, an accomplishment that would truly push him into a class as one of the greats of the game. He’s also got a chance to snare the No. 1 spot in the world rankings.

Vicksburg High baseball tryouts Tryouts for Vicksburg High’s baseball team will be today through Friday, from 6-7:30 p.m. each day at Showers Field. The tryouts are open to VHS students in grades 8-12. All players hould bring a completed physical form, their own glove and cleats. For information, call coach Cody Zumbro at 601630-5400.

Vicksburg Eagles youth football registration The Vicksburg Eagles youth football team is currently accepting applications for players ages 6-12. A copy of their birth certificate is required. All practices are held at the Vicksburg Junior High School stadium. For information, call Perri Johnson at 601-456-1104 or Coach Derrick Collins at 601-2184968.

AJGT The Bridges golf tournament The AJGT The Bridges Junior Classic golf tournament is scheduled for July 24 and 25 in Bay St. Louis. The two-day, 36-hole tournament is open to golfers ages 12-18. The registration deadline is Sunday. To enter or for information, call 504-289-8514 or visit

Vicksburg girls soccer tryouts Soccer tryouts will be held July 22 and July 23 at 5 p.m. Tryouts will begin at the girls’ fieldhouse next to the football field. Any student interested must be enrolled at either Vicksburg High School or Vicksburg Junior High and must have a current physical. For information, call Coach Kori Babb at 601-529-9692.

The next tournament in the On-Target Junior Golf series is scheduled for Friday 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 at 601529-9007 or Stuart Conway at 601-636-8692.

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

VSO fall soccer registration Register now for the Vicksburg Soccer Assocation fall soccer season. You can pick up a registration form at Just Duett, the Sports Center or Registration ends Aug. 14 and ages 3-18 may register. For information, e-mail

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “The Departed” — Boston, an undercover cop, Leonardo DiCaprio, gains a gangland chief’s, Jack Nicholson, trust, while a career criminal, Matt Damon, infiltrates the police force for the mob./7 on FX n SPORTS The ESPYs — The awards show for sports, the ESPYs, will be hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers./8 on ESPN n PRIMETIME Matt Damon “Minute to Win It” — An engaged couple competes in hopes of winning cash for a dream wedding./7 on NBC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Harry Dean Stanton, actor, 84; Vincent Pastore, actor, 64; Tommy Mottola, former music company executive, 61; Jane Lynch, actress, 50; Matthew Fox, actor, 44; Jamey Johnson, country singer, 35; Scott Porter, actor, 31. n DEATH Glenn Falkenstein — An acclaimed magician whose “spirit cabinet” illusion with wife Frances Willard wowed television audiences and crowds around the world has died, his wife said. His wife said Falkenstein, 78, died in a San Antonio, Texas, nursing home July 4 after a long bout with Alzheimer’s disease. A longtime Los Angeles resident, Falkenstein rose to fame in the 1970s by impressing audiences with mind-reading tricks on his radio show. He also took his magic act to television, including one of Regis Philbin’s early talk shows, and appeared in shows in Las Vegas, opening for such headliners as Ann-Margaret.


Palin, Johnston say they’re engaged Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston say they’re engaged — and they haven’t told her parents yet. Palin, the daughter of 2008 vice-presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, is featured on the cover of Us Weekly with Johnston, holding their son, 18-month-old Tripp. Bristol Palin tells the magaLevi Johnston and Bristol zine that she finds the idea of Palin telling her mother “intimidating and scary.” Us Weekly editor Caroline Schaefer said on NBC’S “Today” show Tuesday that Palin approached the magazine looking for a platform to explain why she got engaged. Palin and Johnston said they reconnected while working out a custody plan and became engaged two weeks ago.

Sela Ward to step into ‘CSI: NY’ role Sela Ward is coming aboard “CSI: NY.” CBS said Tuesday that Ward will join the crime drama this fall for its seventh season. She will play an experienced investigator arriving from Washington, D.C. Ward won best actress Emmys for her roles on the dramas “Sisters” and “Once and Again.” She also landed a Golden Globe award for “Once Sela and Again.” Ward The Meridian, Miss., native will replace exiting cast member Melina Kanakaredes, whose departure was announced Monday. The show resumes production on July 28.

Plant gets star on Memphis sidewalk Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is being honored with a star on a music sidewalk in Memphis. Plant was presented Monday with a star that will be placed on the Orpheum Theater Sidewalk of Stars on Beale Street. The Commercial Appeal reports that the award honors Plant for what are described as tireless efforts to preserve the blues. During the presentation ceremony, Plant spoke of blues pioneers like Sonny Boy Williamson, Sleepy John Estes and W.C.

Olympic star’s stalker ordered to hospital A judge has sent a man convicted of stalking Shawn Johnson to a California mental hospital for five years. Robert O’Ryan previously was found to be legally insane when he broke onto the studio lot where the Olympic gold medalist was performing last year on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” The order Tuesday came after doctors evaluated O’Ryan, who had traveled from Florida to Los Angeles to try to meet the gymnast.


Dog trapped in car honks to alert owner A dog trapped in a car on a 90-degree day in eastern Pennsylvania honked the horn until he was rescued, a veterinarian said. Nancy Soares said the chocolate Labrador was brought to her Macungie Animal Hospital last month after he had been in the car for about an hour. She said Max’s owner had gone shopping and was unloading packages when she returned but forgot that Max was still in the car. She later heard the horn honking and looked outside several times but saw nothing amiss. Finally, she went outside and saw Max sitting in the driver’s seat, honking the horn. Soares said the owner gave Max cold water to drink and wet him down with towels before rushing him to the clinic. Soares said Max was very warm and panting heavily but had suffered no serious injuries, only heat exhaustion.


More jewelry recalled on cadmium fears Naturally occurring metal can weaken bones, kidneys By The Associated Press About 137,000 pieces of imported children’s jewelry sold at two stores popular with preteen girls — Justice and Limited Too — were recalled Tuesday for high levels of cadmium, the latest in a series of recalls involving the toxic metal. The voluntary recall, announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, was the sixth callback since The Associated Press first released findings of an investigation into cadmium in children’s jewelry. The recalls, which started in January with children’s jewelry sold at Walmart stores, have included about 12 million “Shrek” movie-themed drinking glasses distributed by McDonald’s restaurants. The other recalls targeted at least 200,000 pieces of jewelry, mostly for children. The latest recall involved 19 different styles of necklaces, bracelets and earrings imported and distributed by Tween Brands, based in New Albany, Ohio. In addition to the two sets of retail stores, the items were sold online at They are made in the shape of hearts, butterflies, cupcakes, peace signs and crowns. Some pieces carry a version of the words “Best Friends Forever.” The CPSC said the pieces sold for $7-$16 from November 2008 through February. Consumers are asked to take the jewelry away from

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Recalled jewelry, including butterfly and cupcake earrings, “BFF” bracelets and neckchildren and return it to the store for a full refund. Tween Brands set up a recall hot line at 800-934-4497. The recall was prompted by test reports submitted by the company itself. A company spokesman, Carrie Bloom, said the recall was decided “out of an abundance of caution.” She said the company was taking other steps to improve its testing standards. Like most of the contaminated jewelry first tested for the AP, the Tween jewelry was made in China, said the CPSC. No injuries were reported in connection with the recall. The nonprofit Center for

Anti-war rocker Kupferbert dies at 86 in New York City By The Associated Press Tuli Kupferberg, a founding member of the underground rock group and staple of 1960s anti-war protests, the Fugs, has died. Kupferberg, who had suffered strokes in the past year, died Monday in a Manhattan hospital, said his friend and bandmate Ed Sanders. He was 86. Tuli “I think he Kupferberg will be remembered as a unique American songwriter,” Sanders told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his home in Woodstock, N.Y. “Tuli had an uncanny ability to shape nuanced lyrics.” Sanders, who is writing a new memoir about the Fugs, said he visited his friend in the hospital on Thursday. Although Kupferberg was clearly ailing, he leaned into his ear and sang him the lyrics to a Fugs classic, “Morning, Morning,” Sanders said. “And then I said, ‘goodbye,”’ he said. Kupferberg’s contributions were recognized in January when Lou Reed, Sonic Youth and others appeared at a benefit concert in Brooklyn to help pay for some of his medical expenses. He was too ill by then to attend the show, but recorded a 10-second video message thanking the audience. “Now go out there and have some fun,” he said. “It may be later than you think.” The Fugs were formed by

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Environmental Health, based in Oakland, Calif., welcomed the recall. “Parents should not have to worry that jewelry for their children may be tainted with metals that can cause lifelong health problems,” said Caroline Cox, the group’s research director. In February, the group filed legal notices against Tween Brands and three other retailers for selling cadmiumtainted jewelry. Cadmium is a naturally occurring metal that, if ingested, can weaken bones and kidneys. Children can be exposed if they bite and suck on — or in rare cases, swallow — products containing

cadmium. Industry representatives called Tuesday for a review of the standards for cadmium in consumer products. “There needs to be a national standard now based on science,” said Paul Nathanson, a spokesman for the Fashion Jewelry Trade and Accessories Association. While there are no federal requirements for testing cadmium in children’s jewelry, some companies have started voluntarily reviewing the issue since the AP reported that some Chinese manufacturers substituted cadmium when a 2008 federal law effectively banned lead from children’s jewelry.


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Bi-sexual past overshadows close relationship Dear Abby: My girlfriend, “Donna,” and I have shared a wonderful relationship for nearly three years. During her college days she had a sexual encounter with her best female friend. (They had been friends since high school.) Although they graduated from college five years ago, they continue to see each other. Donna tells me that nothing sexual goes on between them. Personally, I don’t trust her friend. Please help me get over this. — Tony in Whittier Dear Tony: Forget about not trusting Donna’s longtime friend. Do you trust Donna? You have been together nearly three years and obviously, you talk about everything. Ask her if, after experimenting with her friend, she still has hankerings in that direction. If the answer is no, believe her. Dear Abby: I have been in a relationship with a lady for the past few months. How do I tell her that I want out without hurting her badly?



I have tried a couple of times to end things, but she gets hysterical, starts crying and accuses me of wanting someone else, which is not true. Please give me some advice. — In a Fix, Pascagoula, Miss. Dear in a Fix: If you want out, prepare yourself for her emotional reaction. As you can see, she does not take this kind of news well. Tell her again that you want to end the relationship. When she starts crying and accusing you of wanting someone else, hand her a tissue and tell her you think she’s “great,” but you’re not ready to settle down with anyone right now. Dear Abby: My husband doesn’t like to go to funer-


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Some adjustments concerning your objectives might have to be made from time to time in the year ahead. However, because of your ability to perceive the value of that change, you’ll not break your stride one iota. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If you truly believe that your ideas or concepts are superior to your peers, don’t hesitate to push them onto others. If you are right, in time events will verify your beliefs. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Use your talents to the fullest by being imaginative, enterprising and resourceful in all your activities, regardless of their importance. The results will be most gratifying and may even be profitable. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Hang out with companions who are both physically and mentally active. You’ll be far happier utilizing what you have going for you than you would be wasting your time doing nothing. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — That significant objective you’ve been eyeing can be achieved if you have the tenacity and grit to pursue it. Lock in on your goal and proceed forward without looking back. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Talk about your latest interest, which has you completely captivated and absorbed, and you will seize the imagination of your listeners as well. If you show passion, they’ll respond. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Once you establish a specific course of action, and if your goal is worthwhile in your eyes, it isn’t likely you’ll let anything or anyone deter you, including yourself. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Show the courage of your convictions today by not ducking any challenges or making difficult decisions and even your close friends will have greater respect for you. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — A greater portion of your time is likely to be devoted to helping others sort out their problems or complications. However, being able to do so will give you wonderful feelings of self-worth. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Overall conditions appear to be rather promising for you, but even if something disturbing should occur, you’ll be able to handle it just fine and without breaking your stride. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Find more reasons to compliment your co-worker than to complain and you’ll discover the magic formula for not only getting along with him/her, but getting that person to work even harder. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — It just might be that time of the week when a break is needed. Your energies are more likely to be directed toward fun activities than they are to mundane or industrious jobs. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Your efforts to achieve could start to generate that payoff you always knew would be there. However, this is not the time to let up and begin coasting.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and just got a part-time job. I work four hours on Friday evening and seven hours on Saturday. My parents want me to put a certain portion of my earnings in the bank. I agree I should save some money regularly, but we don’t see eye to eye on how much. I won’t prejudice you by telling you our different percentages. My parents and I agree that what you say will be the percentage I will save. Please remember that a 16-year-old guy has lots of ways to spend hard-earned money. — Brett, Ames, Iowa. Brett: I’m well aware that teens have plenty of reasons to part with their money, so I’ll be lenient on you — save a minimum of 20 percent of your net pay. P.S.: Congratulations on finding a part-time job. Because of the difficult economy, part-time jobs for teens are hard to find. Dr. Wallace: Last week, I won a new motorbike at a dance contest. I was told by the disc jockey that the bike is worth over $1,000. I’m not really a bike fan, but I want to keep it and learn how to ride it. I’m 15 and have lots of time to learn. My problem is my parents will not allow me to keep the bike, and my father wants me to sell it to someone who works with him for $500. I’ll get to keep the $500, but I really want the bike. Can you give me a few hints — fast? — Jared, Santa Fe, N.M. Jared: Since your parents refuse to allow you to keep the bike, you don’t have any chance of riding it, so selling it is the only option available. But since the bike is worth $1,000, I wouldn’t sell it for $500. Why not try to sell it for at least $750 online and also put an ad in your local newspaper for $750? Make sure the ad says that the bike is brand-new and worth over $1,000. Of course, your father has the final say. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

als. In the 25 years we have been together, I think he has only been to three — and that was only because he had been asked to be a pallbearer. Fortunately, we haven’t had to deal with many losses on either side of the family. We were talking recently and he shared that he would not go to his own mother’s funeral! They have a very close relationship, and he explained that he only wants to remember her in life, not in a coffin. I feel he should set aside his own uncomfortable feelings and be there for the rest of the family — especially his brothers and sisters. What do you think? — Pam in Springfield, Ohio Dear Pam: Your husband’s feelings may change when the inevitable happens. However, whatever he decides — and I cannot stress this strongly enough — you should back him up, be there for him and not judge him. Dear Abby: I recently completed my first year of college.

During the year, I met my current boyfriend. My goal this summer is to have him meet my parents. Because we live six hours apart, I thought it would be best if he stayed over at my parents’ house — in the guest room, of course. My father objected to it, but said that if it were deemed acceptable by you, he would reconsider. What do you say, Abby? Is there really a problem with having one’s boyfriend sleep over at one’s parents’ house? — Curious Coed Dear Curious Coed: If the sleeping accommodations are as you have described — and as long as there isn’t any hanky-panky going on in the wee hours of the morning — I see no problem with it.



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Reader with rosacea should see dermatologist Dear Dr. Gott: For about two years, I had constant facial pain in my cheeks, jaw and behind my eyes with a feeling of constant pressure in my upper palate, sinuses, jaw and cheek, in addition to the pain and pressure in my front teeth. I also had redness on my cheeks, nose and down the left side of my neck. I consulted with my dentist who fitted me with upper and lower mouth guards, which I wear at night. He told me that I grind my teeth with a side-to-side motion and push my upper front teeth forward with my bottom front teeth. After a year and a half, the guards still had not relieved any of the pain. Recently, I consulted with my primary-care physician regarding flushing and the redness on my cheeks and nose. I was diagnosed with rosacea and prescribed metronidazole gel to be applied twice a day. I was advised that it would only help reduce the redness and not the pain. However, after three days of using the gel, my facial pain was reduced by half and after 10 days, it was all but gone. I missed using it one day, and the pain returned. Just a couple of days after restarting, the pain went away again. Because I haven’t made any other changes, I believe the gel is responsible but don’t know why since my doctor clearly stated that it was not a pain reliever. Dear Reader: Rosacea is a disorder of the skin that causes redness, inflammation, swelling, small pus-filled bumps and a host of other symptoms. It most commonly occurs on the face, but may develop on other areas of the body. According to the National Rosacea Society, many sufferers report burning, stinging, itching or a feeling of tightness across the affected areas. I could not find documentation of facial pain or pressure as known symptoms. However, this is not to say that it is unrelated because inflammation and swelling can cause pain. It is my theory that your facial pain was probably due to inflammation caused by the rosacea and by using the metronidazole gel, you effectively reduced or eliminated this source of the pain. Because you do not mention having seen a dermatologist, I recommend that you make an appointment with one to confirm the diagnosis and undergo regular monitoring. Rosacea rarely gets better on its own and often worsens over time if not treated. While I do not doubt your primary-care physician’s diagnosis, I do believe you should get a second opinion from a specialist to ensure that you do, in fact, have rosacea and are being correctly treated. He or she will also be able to offer other treatment suggestions and helpful homecare tips. In the meantime, stick with the prescription gel. You should

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01. Legals BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Reginald Harris, et al Parcel# 108J 34 2850 014200 3705 Halls Ferry Road 1002 (1002 Ohm) Meadow Street, PPIN 17238 Vicksburg, MS 39180 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on July 23, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the July 6, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 7/8, 7/14(2t)

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)

BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Johnnie Mae Ferrell Parcel# 094K 19 294011004600 P.O. Box 821681 1404 Main Street, PPIN 18693 Vicksburg, MS 39181 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on July 23, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the July 6, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 7/8, 7/14(2t) NOTICE OF SALE Whereas Magnolia Self Storage, LLC as Lesser, 3711 HWY. 61 South, Vicksburg, MS 39180, pursuant to Mississippi Code 85-7-121 through 85-7-129, does hereby provide Public notice of intent to sell for cash to the Highest bidder the goods of the following units, said goods belonging to The occupants of the record namely: A-27: Deborah K. Wicker P.O. Box 118 Delta, La 71233 A-31: Betty J. Winfield 2365 NcNair Rd. Fayette, Ms 39069 A-32: Lena M. Wilson 306 Enchanted Dr. Vickaburg, Ms 39183 B-17: Stacye Mclarty 711 West 34th Ave. Pinebluff, Ar 71603 C-8: Kelvin T. Magee 109 Saint Patrick St. Vicksburg, Ms 39180

Vicksburg, Ms 39180 924 Meadow Street, Name & Address namely: R-36: Gail B. Cothran PPIN 17242 Property Description A-27: Deborah K. Wicker 200 Georganne Dr. Apt. E-8 Vicksburg, MS 39180 TO: Norman Reid P.O. Box 118 Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Vicksburg, MS 39180 Quarles, Sr., Delta, La 71233 R-58: Wanda Odom You are hereby notified that July Wednesday, 14, 2010 c/o George Quarles A-31: Betty J. Winfield 719 Maurice Ave the Board of Mayor and Parcel# 0863 09 9999 2365 NcNair Rd. Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Aldermen of the City of 002000 Fayette, Ms 39069 R-215: Dushawna L. Vicksburg, Mississippi, will 5033 Deckard Street A-32: Lena M. Wilson Johnson conduct a public hearing at 103 Lovers Lane, PPIN 306 Enchanted Dr. 5017 Tillman Road their regular meeting on July 19874 Vickaburg, Ms 39183 Port Gibson, Ms 39150 23, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the “Credit problems? Jackson, MS 39209 B-17: Stacye Mclarty R-244: Roberta D. Sims state of your property No problem!” Vicksburg, MS 39180 711 West 34th Ave. 102 Hamilton Place described above, situated No way. The Federal You are hereby notified that Pinebluff, Ar 71603 Vicksburg, Ms 39180 within the City of Vicksburg, Trade Commission says the Board of Mayor and C-8: Kelvin T. Magee R-246: Jacient C. Winfield Mississippi, to determine if no company can legally Aldermen of the City of 109 Saint Patrick St. 2365 McNair Rd. such condition is a hazard remove accurate and timely Vicksburg, Mississippi, will Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Fayette, Ms 39069 and/or menace to the health, information from your credit conduct a public hearing at C-14: Elizabeth H. Kistler R-310: Beverly T. Holly safety and welfare of the report. Learn about managtheir regular meeting on July 301 Linda Street 2509 Kenkaryl Ave. citizens of the City of ing credit and debt at 23, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Vicksburg, Mississippi, and state of your property C-21: Darnell or Angela R-314: Kim F. Dell to order such cleaning of the A message from described above, situated Booker 100 Jones Rd. above mentioned property as within the City of Vicksburg, The Vicksburg Post 44 Mytle Place Vicksburg, Ms 39180 may be necessary to remove Mississippi, to determine if and the FTC. Vicksburg, Ms 39180 R-343: Vernon E. Nettles Jr. said property as a hazard or such condition is a hazard E-12: Jennifer R. Daniel 116 Zachary Dr. menace to the health, safety and/or menace to the health, 102 Hamilton Place Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Center For and welfare of the citizens of safety and welfare of the Vicksburg, Ms 39180 S-14: Roberta D. Sims the City of Vicksburg, Pregnancy Choices citizens of the City of F-4: Corwayne D. Townsend 102 Hamilton Place Mississippi. Free Pregnancy Tests Vicksburg, Mississippi, and 7942 Jeff Davis Rd. Vicksburg, Ms 39180 BY ORDER OF THE (non-medical facility) to order such cleaning of the Vicksburg, Ms 39180 U-5 Alice M. Phillips BOARD OF MAYOR AND above mentioned property as · Education on All F-23: Leslie Davis 2114 Oak Street ALDERMEN OF THE CITY may be necessary to remove 2806 Halls Ferry Road Options Vicksburg, Ms 39180 OF VICKSBURG, said property as a hazard or Vicksburg, Ms 39180 U-22: Georgia A. McBroom · Confidential CounMISSISSIPPI, this the menace to the health, safety I-7: Toronda S. Mosley 3031 Freetown Rd. July 6, 2010. seling and welfare of the citizens of 2518 Drummond St. Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Victor Gray-Lewis the City of Vicksburg, Call 601-638-2778 Vicksburg, Ms 39180 V-5: Alice M. Phillips Director Mississippi. I-15: Austin G. Ramirez for appt 2114 Oak Street Building & Inspections BY ORDER OF THE 7200 Avenue P # Apt. 1009 Vicksburg, Ms 39180 www.vicksburgpregnanPublish: 7/8, 7/14(2t) BOARD OF MAYOR AND Galveston, Tx 77551-1292 V-14: Jon A. Jones ALDERMEN OF THE CITY J-10: Tonya R. Phillips 2619 Pearl St. OF VICKSBURG, 1027 Glensade Place Vicksburg, Ms 39180 MISSISSIPPI, this the Port Gibson, Ms 39180 V-15: Stevie D. Jarrett July 6, 2010. BEFORE THE BOARD OF K-5: Wanda R. Groves 4124 Dogwood Ln. EMERGENCY Victor Gray-Lewis MAYOR AND ALDERMEN 4920 Halls Ferry Road Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Director OF THE CITY OF Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Y-28: Trishundra D. Jenkins CA$H Building & Inspections VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI K-12: Leander R. Gates 1300 Gemini St. Apt. 1305 Publish: 7/8, 7/14(2t) BORROW $100.00 NOTICE OF PUBLIC 119 Boykin Dr. Houston, Tx 77058 HEARING Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Y-111: Susie A. Robertson PAYBACK $105.00 Name & Address K-27: Shane M. Hoffman 406 University St. BEST DEAL IN TOWN Property Description 107 Linda Drive Tallulah, La 71282 TO: Norman Reid Vicksburg, Ms 39180 VALID CHECKING Magnolia Self Storage, 3711 Quarles, Sr., L-16: Willie S. Hill Hwy 61 S. Vicksburg, MS ACCOUNT REQUIRED c/o George Quarles 214 Erves Circle 39180, has possessor KEEP UP WITH all the loParcel# 0863 09 9999 FOR DETAILS CALL Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Lien on all of the goods cal news and sales...Sub002000 M-14: Lindsey C. Brooks stored in the prospective 601-638-7000 scribe to The Vicksburg 5033 Deckard Street 4041 Washington St. units above. All of Post TODAY!! Call 601103 Lovers Lane, PPIN 9 TO 5 MON.- FRI. Vicksburg, Ms 39180 these items of personal 636-4545, Circulation. 19874 N-30: Lizzie J. McGriggs property are being sold Jackson, MS 39209 P.O. Box 964 pursuant to the assertion Vicksburg, MS 39180 Port Gibson, Ms 39150 of the lien on August 14, You are hereby notified that Q-1: Jimmy C. Moore 2010 at 9:00 A.M. in order to P.O. Box 289 collect the amounts due from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Port Gibson, Ms 39150 you. The Sale will take place Vicksburg, Mississippi, will Q-3: Cathy Williams at 3711 Hwy 61 S. conduct a public hearing at 895 Burnt House Rd. Vicksburg, MS their regular meeting on July Vicksburg, Ms 39180 39180. 23, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the Q-23 Gary J. Jame Publish: 7/14(1t) state of your property 3510 Jeff Davis Rd. described above, situated Vicksburg, Ms 39180 BEFORE THE BOARD OF within the City of Vicksburg, R-6: Dave L. Hollins MAYOR AND ALDERMEN Mississippi, to determine if 1525 E. Cass St. OF THE CITY OF such condition is a hazard Joliet, IL 60434 VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI and/or menace to the health, R-7: Phillips Shores NOTICE OF PUBLIC safety and welfare of the 108 Vick Drive HEARING citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Name & Address Vicksburg, Mississippi, and R-16: Joseph P. Bell Property Description to order Hours such cleaning of the through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 214 Hillsef Valley Monday TO: Gwen L. Williams above mentioned property as Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Pay based Parcel# 118J 34 1870 may be necessary to remove on Experience and Qualifications. R-30: Ike Garner Jr. 014600 Contact said property as a hazard orService Manager at 601-636-7777 1112 Grammer St. 1805 Eisenhower Drive menace to the safety Vicksburg, Ms 39180 orhealth, email resume to: 924 Meadow Street, and welfare of the citizens of R-36: Gail B. Cothran PPIN 17242 the City of Vicksburg, 200 Georganne Dr. Apt. E-8 EOE Vicksburg, MS 39180 Mississippi. Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Vicksburg, MS 39180 BY ORDER OF THE R-58: Wanda Odom You are hereby notified that BOARD OF MAYOR AND 719 Maurice Ave the Board of Mayor and ALDERMEN OF THE CITY Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Aldermen of the City of OF VICKSBURG, R-215: Dushawna L. Vicksburg, Mississippi, will MISSISSIPPI, this the Johnson conduct a public hearing at July 6, 2010. 5017 Tillman Road their regular meeting on July Victor Gray-Lewis Port Gibson, Ms 39150 23, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the Director R-244: Roberta D. Sims state of your property Building & Inspections 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620 102 Hamilton Place described above, situated Publish: Vicksburg, Ms 39180 29507/8, S. 7/14(2t) Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS • within the City of Vicksburg, R-246: Jacient C. Winfield Mississippi, to determine if 2365 McNair Rd. such condition is a hazard Fayette, Ms 39069 and/or menace to the health, R-310: Beverly T. Holly safety and welfare of the 2509 Kenkaryl Ave. citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Vicksburg, Mississippi, and R-314: Kim F. Dell to order such cleaning of the 100 Jones Rd. above mentioned property as Vicksburg, Ms 39180 may be necessary to remove R-343: Vernon E. Nettles Jr. said property as a hazard or 116 Zachary Dr. menace to the health, safety Vicksburg, Ms 39180 and welfare of the citizens of S-14: Roberta D. Sims the City of Vicksburg, 102 Hamilton Place Mississippi. Vicksburg, Ms 39180 BY ORDER OF THE U-5 Alice M. Phillips BOARD OF MAYOR AND 2114 Oak Street ALDERMEN OF THE CITY Vicksburg, Ms 39180 OF VICKSBURG, U-22: Georgia A. McBroom MISSISSIPPI, this the 3031 Freetown Rd. July 6, 2010. Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Victor Gray-Lewis V-5: Alice M. Phillips Has an Opening For Director 2114 Oak Street Building & Inspections Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Publish: 7/8, 7/14(2t) V-14: Jon A. Jones 2619 Pearl St. Vicksburg, Ms 39180 V-15: Stevie D. Jarrett 4124 Dogwood Ln. Vicksburg, Ms 39180 TheD.successful candidate will be responsible for Y-28: Trishundra Jenkins 1300 performing Gemini St. Apt. 1305 various accounting functions including assisting Houston, Tx 77058 Y-111:with Susie A. Robertson month end close and financial statement preparation, 406 University St. Tallulah, La 71282 internal, assist with external and regulatory agency audits and Magnolia Self Storage, 3711 other MS financial reporting as deemed necessary. Hwy 61 S. Vicksburg, 39180, has possessor • Glass • Construction Lien on all of the goods stored in the prospective Five to seven years experience in finance operations with a units above. All of these items of personal 4-year degree property are being sold in related field or equivalent work experience. CONSTRUCTION pursuant to the assertion Must be able to obtain a valid gaming license issued by the state. Quality Service at Competitive Prices New Homes of the lien on August 14, #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement 2010 at 9:00 A.M. in order to Framing, Remodeling, Vans • Cars • Trucks collect the amounts due from Cabinets, Flooring, •Insurance Claims Welcome• you. The Sale take place Wewill offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Roofing & Vinyl Siding at 3711 Hwy 61 S. State Licensed & Bonded AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Vicksburg, MS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932 39180. Interested Applicants may apply Tuesday and Wednesday Publish: 7/14(1t) • Bulldozer & ROY’S CONSTRUCTION from 9AM through 4PM or send resume to:

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Automotive Maintenance Technician



05. Notices $500 REWARD OFFERED! My Smapper mower and Sears hydraulic log splitter were stolen from my home at 1429 Porters Chapel Road. A reward of $500 is offered for informaiton leading to their return and the arrest of the suspects. 601-415-1225, or The Vicksburg Police Department, 601-636-6393. ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

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

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

06. Lost & Found 2 PUPPIES WANDERED to my house Saturday, off Highway 27 on Dogwood Heights passed Warren Central. Approximately 6-8 weeks old, lab mixture, golden color, very natured and healthy, 1 male and 1 female. Free to good home or if you lost them. Call 601613-4473. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg

07. Help Wanted

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Customer Service Representative needed at local company.


07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

Dealership Transmission Technician needed. Current ASE qualification required. Call Robert at 601-802-2620

Job duties: answering customer and contractor calls; data entry; helping walk-in customers and contractors. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, and every 3rd weekend, 7am-11am. Please send resumes to: Dept. 3728 P.O. Box 821668 The Vicksburg Post Vicksburg, MS 39182-1668


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


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Dog Days of Summer Are Here! CALL US FOR ALL YOUR JANITORIAL NEEDS! • Carpet/Oriental/ Area Rug Cleaning • Furniture/Drapery • Carpet & Fabric Protection

• Ceramic Tile & Grout Cleaning • House Cleaning • Clean & Wax Wood & Vinyl Floors

ServiceMaster by Mutter 601-636-5630 06. Lost & Found LOST DOG! FEMALE YELLOW LABRADOR. 4 years old, has leash. Broke loose from Louisiana Welcome Center in Mound. Reward. 972922-2460 or email at

LOST! TREEING WALKER MALE slipped his collar on Standard Hill Road last week and is roaming the Highway 61 North area. Call Jerry Cook at 601-529-8598 if you see this hunting dog.

07. Help Wanted Class A CDL DRIVERS NEEDED 3 years min. driving experience. •Local hauling •Home Nights Perdido Trucking Service, LLC 251-470-0355 3164 Midtown Park South Mobile, Al 36606

TRUCK DRIVERS Immediate Openings Full Time Class A CDL W/ Haz Mat Good Record Local & Long Haul Vacation Pay & Health Ins.

1-800-748-8931 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday

“ACE� Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

1201 Culkin Road A little TLC will restore this home to majestic home it once was! Custom home with 4 bedrooms 3 full baths, sewing room/office or fifth bedroom, formal living dining rooms, large kitchen with lots of custom cabinets, family room with fireplace, sunroom and 3.51 acres in a convenient location. Over 3000 sq ft. Upstairs bedrooms are oversized with sitting areas. Exterior shop. So much to see!


IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH while building wealth. 601218-0251.


   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " NIGHT TIME NANNY needed. Must have good references and experience with multiple children. Reliable transportation required. Must be able to multi task, swim and engage children in constructive play. Hours will begin at 4pm and vary from 4 to 6 hours per evening. Occasionally may be asked to work overnight or for a weekend. Send resumes to P.O Box 166 Vicksburg, MS 39181

Ernesto Caldeira

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE FOREMAN needded for growing local business. Call 601-750-8322 for details. EOE. SERVICE TECHNICIAN NEEDED at Katz Brothers, Inc. Must have own tools and be able to work Monday- Friday 8am-5pm. Commission-type pay plan. Paid vacation and holidays. Ask for Fred at 601-636-0312. SmokeFree Facility. SMALL COMPANY LOOKING for energetic Receptionist. Good computer skills and multi tasking ability needed. Great pay and benefits included. Send resumes to: Dept. 3727 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

FULL BLOODED RED nose pit. Mother, Father on site. Call for information. 601-618-3113.

USED GUN CABINET $99, Corner computer desk $99, Roll top desk, chair $129, antique Duncan Phyfe dinette 6 chairs $499, mikasa dish set $99, New Broyhill mirror $99, buffet $399, tv armour $699, wall pictures, hand carved plant stand $39.95, wood vanity stool $109.95 Wholesale import 2004 Clay St•601-636-6441

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.

Has Available for Adoption:

35 Dogs 43 Cats 1 Horse Highway 61 South



Foster a Homeless Pet!

COMPLETE FORMAL WEAR shop for sale. Everything you need to open for business at a very low price. Only serious inquiries only, please. 601-218-1865.

14. Pets & Livestock AKC REGISTERED BOXERS Beautiful puppies. 4 left! 3 male brindle and 1 female fawn. $500 Call Carey at 601-415-2469 or Barry at 601-529-4185. AKC/ CKC REGISTERED YORKIES, Poodles and Schnauzers $200 to $700! 601-218-5533,

   FULL BLOODED PIT BULL puppies. 601-6183967.

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

17. Wanted To Buy WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters, Live Crawfish $1.50/ lb

• LIVE MUSIC • Saturday 9pm-1am Southern Junction “New Countryâ€?

CAPTAIN JACK'S SHRIMP Special! Frozen, headless, 5 pounds$24.99. Also Froglegs, Alligator, Crawfish Tails. Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 601-638-7001.

C heapest Prices in Town

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363 Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

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. GOT ROACHES? Use Harris one year home pest control. Mississippi Hardware 601-636-1066, Haden Hardware 601-636-1161.

11. Business Opportunities


Specializing In: Remodeling, Additions, Storm & Fire Damage Repairs, Drainage & Erosion Control

Johnny Sanders 601-629-7808

14. Pets & Livestock


Sanders Hollingsworth Builders

Licensed by the State of MS & the City of Vicksburg

103 Pear Orchard Drive •6601-415-0957

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

HOTEL MAINTENANCE LOOKING for a Knowledgeable maintenance person to lead maintenance department at the Fairfield Inn. Please apply in person between 9am- 1am, 4pm- 5pm pm. Send resumes to: Dept. 3723 The Vicksburg Post P.O. 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182

proudly announce the co-listing of their significant and historic properties with

07. Help Wanted

EARN EXTRA MONEY. Deliver the new AT&T Real Yellow Pages in the Vicksburg area. Full/ Part time, daily work, quick pay, must be 18+ years, have drivers license and insured vehicle. 800-422-1955 Ext. 4, 8:00am- 4:30pm MondayFriday.



07. Help Wanted

CONFEDERATE RIDGE APARTMENTS now accepting applications for Maintenance Tech. Experience is a must! Call 601-638-0102, for information.

The Vicksburg Post

GREAT PYRENNES PUPPIES. $150 each. Parents on premises. 601-6341379, 601-415-1279.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 10085 OAK RIDGE ROAD. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7am- 5pm. Electric stove, tub, movies, microwaves, furniture, baby items, junior 4-wheelers, collectible dolls, more.

4300 SOUTH GLEN, off Fisher Ferry, Friday, 12 noon- until, and Saturday, 7am-until, Antiques, glassware, furniture, pictures, children's clothes, lots of everything. Rain or Shine!

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!

24. Business Services

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

BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601629-6464, leave message.

40. Cars & Trucks


21. Boats, Fishing Supplies


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

22. Musical Instruments

•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.

BACH STRADIVARIUS TRUMPET High school approved. $2000 601-4153024, 601-529-6109

24. Business Services

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.

A1 LAWN SERVICE. We also do odd jobs. Call for references. 601-638-6768.

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

KENMORE ELECTRIC WASHER and dryer. $350. 601-456-0005.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique�

19. Garage & Yard Sales

• Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

25. Wanted To Rent MILITARY FAMILY MOVING to Vicksburg. Looking to rent a single family house starting August 1. 3 bedroom, 2 bath/garage desired. Must allow pets. Please call 803-699-8189.

Find a Honey of a Deal in the Classifieds...Zero in on that most wanted or hard to find item.


40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

TOMATOES, OKRA, CUCUMBERS. Hopes Garden 601-619-8114.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

Looking for a new ride? Check our online listings today. Just go to

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

The Car Store CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS $ 01SCOHRYSLER 230 per month ...... 720 D LD 300M V1758R..................17 Months SO*Ldown SO@LD $ LD CATERA V1326AR ............24 Months 00SCOADILLAC D per month ...... 775 SO*LdownD SO@L270 $ 02 NISSAN SENTRA GXE V1915 ..........24 Months @ 320 per month ...... 835*down 04 CHEVY MALIBU V2000........................20 Months @ 260 per month ......$900*down 01 CHEVY MALIBU LS V1845R ..............20 Months @ 280 per month ..$1025*down $ 04SCOHEVYLD MALIBU LS V1987 ................24 Months LD D month .... 1135 SO*down SO@L360per $ 03 CHEVY IMPALA V2007 ........................24 Months @ 300 per month .... 1210*down 03 CHEVY IMPALA LS V2006 ................24 Months @ 300 per month ....$1315*down 06 CHEVY MALIBU LT V2005 ................24 Months @ 370 per month ..$1525*down $ 02SCOADILLAC 350 per month .. 1585 D LD DEVILLE V2008 ..................24 Months SO*Ldown SO@LD $ 04 NISSAN ALTIMA SE V1969 ..............24 Months @ 390 per month .. 1675*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS $ D 00 DODGE LDDURANGO SPORT 4X4 V1981 24 Months SO SO*Ldown SOL@ D340 per month .. 1090 $ D 03 LDTRAILBLAZER LT 4X4 RV1995 24SMonths SOCHEVY SOL*down OLD@ 390 per month 1570 $ 02SFO ORDLEDXPEDITION 4X4 V2004............ 24 Months SO*LdownD SO@LD370 per month ..$ 1735 05 CHEVY LDTRAILBLAZER V1990 24 MonthsS@O390 LDper month ........ 2305 SO SO*LdownD $

CLOSET PHOBIA? 29. Unfurnished Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.




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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers










1207 Washington St. • 601-636-6413


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





FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •


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


Great Location, Hard-Working Staff 3515 MANOR DRIVE VICKSBURG, MS


Toll Free 1-866-238-8861

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd



601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333


‘10 Honda Cross Tour EXL

‘10 Honda Accord LX

‘10 Honda Civic LX

MSRP $33,280

MSRP $22,595

MSRP $19,115

AUDUBON PLACE For those adults who like a safe community setting with the best neighbors in Vicksburg.

Sale Price $30,887

Sale Price $20,534 Sale Price $17,667

Discount for Senior Citizens available

415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455

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

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LT, 2 dr., low miles

$9,995 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible


2007 Nissan Sentra S, 4 dr., auto

$11,995 2006 Volkswagon Convertible


2008 Ford Fusion SE

$13,998 2009 Ford Mustang


2008 Mercury Sable, 4 dr., all power

$13,998 2006 Chevrolet Crew Cab


2010 Chevrolet HHR LT

$15,995 2009 Altima 2.5S, 4 dr.


2006 Chrysler Town & Country

$15,998 2009 Chrysler 300 Touring, loaded


The Vicksburg Post

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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.

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

709 SANTA ROSA, Spacious den, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, fire place, 2000 square feet. 601-529-4570.

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

Big River Realty Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

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.

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 Rip Hoxie, Land Pro....601-260-9149 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490


27. Rooms For Rent

30. Houses For Rent

$75 WEEKLY, $270 MONTHLY. With bath, $350. Cable, air, phone furnished. 601-272-4564.

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

WEEKLY RATE: $80. MONTHLY RATE: $320. NO deposit required. Completely furnished with bed and TV. All utilities paid with central heat and air.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent


16X60 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, 12x60 porch. No pets. $200 deposit, $550 monthly. 601-631-1942.

28. Furnished Apartments

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

1 BEDROOM. Wonderful neighborhood, private parking, completely furnished $475 monthly. References and deposit. 601-218-6208. CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747. NEWLY RENOVATED. Completely furnished corporate apartment. All utilities provided including cable and internet. Laundry room, courtyard, security entrance. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386. PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com 601-874-1116.

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

Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Rick McAllister..601-218-1150 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211





Broker, GRI




40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. Redwood area. $550 monthly, deposit/ references required. Rent or purchase. 601-218-1971.

1973 F100 4x4. $850. Not running, needs work. 601638-5181.

4 ACRES LAKE Front Tucker Road. $42,000 601629-0555.


4143 Rifle Range Road. 2700 square feet. Large screen front porch. 2 acres, swimming pool, tennis court. 4 bedroom, 4 bath Call to see: 601-529-5193

1994 FORD EXPLORER XLT. Excellent condition, AC, electric windows/ mirrors. $2,500. 601-636-5332, 601-630-7808. 1995 GMC SUBURBAN. Runs good $4,000. 601636-5966, 601-636-3193.

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

2004 FORD RANGER Extended Cab. 3.0, V6, cruise and AC. 87,000 miles. $8900. 601-638-7370.

2003 1100 YAMAHA SILVERADO. 47,000 miles. $3,900. 601-529-1266, 225247-2651. leave message


Eagle Lake 218 Belle Island New listing, 3/2, lakefront, pier, concrete boat launch, concrete bulkhead, furnished. $195,500. Call Bette Paul Warner, 601-218-1800, McMillin Real Estate,

1980 Z28 CAMERO. T Top. 350 engine. Fair Condition. $2,000. 318-8789616.

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

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

40. Cars & Trucks

McMillin Real Estate

40. Cars & Trucks

*LONG LAKE LOT 601-218-6075. *Half acre mobile home lot. Located at Jeffrey Lane (off Freetown Road). 601218-6075. Leave message.

Finding the car you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now it’s practically automatic, since we’ve put our listings online.

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

•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 Classifieds Really Work!


3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. Central air/ heat, washer/ dryer hookups, 61 South. $600 monthly. 601-6139785.

4105 E. CLAY ST. • V ICKSBURG , MS • HOURS: SALES 9-7 • SERVICE 7:30-5:30

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.

29. Unfurnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM $400. 2 bedrooms $425. Both all electric with refrigerator and stove. Both have $200 deposit. Water and garbage pick-up furnished. 601-634-8290.

Licensed in MS and LA

35. Lots For Sale

NORTH COUNTY. 4 bedroom, 2 bath brick home. Large wired workshop, fenced backyard. $125,000. 601-618-1050.

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


1803 Clay Street

34. Houses For Sale


DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065 5 BR, 3.5 BA home on 4.6 acres on quiet county cul-de-sac.










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


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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent


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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg


Call for Details

601-638-0102 CYPRESS HILL APARTMENTS- 402 Locust Street. 1 bedroom $375 Move in special. Section 8 welcome. 601456-3842.

Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

2002 Mazda MX-5 Miata #6P4450A

2002 Audi A-6 - #600224A

2005 Chrysler Sebring - #600169TA

2005 Toyota Corolla - #600172A






2008 Toyota Yaris - #6P4499

2004 Nissan Frontier - #600176B

2009 Toyota Corolla - #6100141U

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT #16P4470 -

2003 Dodge Ram SLT #610016B






2007 Toyota Camry SE - #6P4441

2007 Toyota Camry SE - #6000741

2007 Suzuki XL7 - #6P4489


2009 Mitsubishi Galant ES #6P4483 - $15,995

2006 Nissan Murano - #600217A




2009 Pontiac G5 - #6P4457

2008 Chevrolet Impala LS #6P4479

2008 Honda Civic EXL - #600225A

2006 Honda Accord- #6P4396

2007 RAV 4 - #6P4497






2008 Nissan Rouge S - #600170A

2009 Toyota Camry LE - #6P4461

2007 Toyota Camry XLE - #690328A

2006 Toyota Highlander - #600191A

2009 Toyota Camry - #600185A






2009 Ford E-150 Van - #600196TA

2008 Toyota RAV 4 - #6P4431

2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT

2010 Toyota Camry LE - #600194A

2008 Toyota Tundra - #600230TA





2009 Ford Focus - #6P4492A

2009 Honda CRV 7,000 mi., moon roof

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LS - #6P4458

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser - #600206A

2006 Ford F-250 Lariat - #600077A




34. Houses For Sale


Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

2003 Toyota Corolla - #6P4495

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.

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


Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180


- $21,995

601-638-2231 DOWNTOWN. 2 bedroom 2 bath modern appliances. $700 monthly deposit required. 601-529-8002


FAMILY ATMOSPHERE Newly remodeled 2 and 3 bedrooms. Paid cable, water and trash.Washer, dryer and microwave included. Ask about our move in special. Call 601-415-8735 or READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY!

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

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

LOOKING FOR YOUR DREAM HOME? Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.



Vehicles subject to prior sale. See Dealer For Details. Offer Expires July 17, 2010. Plus Tax, Title and License.

View Our Specials Online at:

TOLL FREE • 877-776-4770


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

GeorgeCarr BU IC K • PON T I AC • CA DI L L AC • GMC


Of Course You Can!

When You Buy From George Carr – Vicksburg’s No. 1 Used Car Sales Leader! 2006 Cadillac DTS

2007 Cadillac DTS

2006 Cadillac STS

2007 Cadillac CTS

White Diamond

Local Trade-In


Lease Turn-in





16,995 $17,995 $17,995 $18,995


2007 Cadillac CTS

2007 Cadillac DTS

2008 Lincoln Town Car

2008 Cadillac DTS

Only 36,000 Miles

White Diamond, Lease Turn-in

Only 10,000 Miles

Low, Low Miles





19,995 23,995 24,995 25,595





2008 Acura TL

2009 Lincoln Town Car

2008 Cadillac SRX

2009 Cadillac CTS

Silver Beauty

Signature Limited



All-Wheel Drive, Red Pearl

New Body Style, Gorgeous



25,795 25,995 26,495 28,595





2009 Cadillac STS

2009 Cadillac DTS

2009 Cadillac STS

2009 Cadillac STS

GM Program Special, Silver, Loaded

Manager’s Special #P9007

Sunroof, Loaded

Low Miles, Black Cherry

#P9025 #P8937


29,995 31,995 32,995 32,995





2009 Buick Enclave

2010 Cadillac SRX

2009 Cadillac DTS

2008 Cadillac Escalade

GM Program Car

Enterprise Special

White Diamond, Sunroof

Black Beauty





32,995 35,495 35,995 36,995 OIL CHANGE SPECIAL $ . $ $ $ 43,995 47,995 61,995 $



2008 Cadillac Escalade EXT

2009 Cadillac Escalade

2010 Cadillac Escalade

White Diamond, Sunroof, Navigation

Black, Only 23,000 Miles

White Diamond, Sunroof, Navigation, Entertainment Original MSRP



$74,000 #P9189


21 95 See Dealer for Details.

Bobby Bryan Clyde McKinney An experienced sales staff to Tim Moody Tim Moody Baxter Morris meet all of your automotive needs. Preston Balthrop Salesman of the Mike Francisco Month of June Come to George Carr, James “P’Nut” Henderson Kevin Watson Scott Mullen Herb Caldwell You’ll Be Glad You Did. For a complete listing of our used vehicles visit our website at


L I F E . L I B E R T Y. A N D T H E P U R S U I T. • 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620 • 2950 S. Frontage Road • Vicksburg, MS Financing with approved credit.


July 14, 2010

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