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The Halfway Mark Winfield outlines his plans for sports, ASU connection during his second 2 years By John Surratt Two years into his four-year term, Paul Winfield looks at Vicksburg’s future and sees the city as a major sports venue and an extension of the Alcorn State University campus. “I want to see Vicksburg become a premier destination for sports (baseball, softball and soccer),” he said, adding he plans to approach the aldermen about a modern sports complex this year. “We’re in a dynamic location in Mississippi, off the interstate, off the river,” he said. “We have the unique opportunity to put forth something that our citizens can be proud of, and that’s what I intend to do.” He wants to work with the administration of Alcorn State to include an aviation science program at the Vicksburg Municipal Airport. “I want to see Alcorn State’s presence here quadruple,” Winfield said. “We have 600 students now in the city. I think that Vicksburg is the natural growth pattern of that campus.” Since taking office as mayor in July 2009, Winfield, 37, has faced issues that have included building a nes Washington Street railroad bridge, a major north-south thoroughfare, and a Mississippi River flood that broke an 84-year-old record and flooded portions of the city and beat down city income.

“We’re in a dynamic location in Mississippi, off the interstate, off the river. We have the unique opportunity to put forth something that our citizens can be proud of, and that’s what I intend to do.” Paul Winfield Vicksburg Mayor He said he’s had his critics. He said he’s made mistakes and he said he’s trying to correct them as he gets ready to seek a second term, in 2013. “Every year, you’ve got to recheck your priorities,” he said. “There’s certain things we’re doing well, some things we need to get better in, and some things we need to cease.” Former Mayor Laurence Leyens, whom Winfield defeated in 2009 after Leyens had served two terms, declined to discuss his successor’s second year.

City man, woman shot at bar in Marcus Bottom From staff reports A Vicksburg man and woman were being treated at the hospital late Saturday night after at least one gunman entered a bar in Marcus Bottom and opened fire, police said. Alisha Allen, 26, and Otis Hall, 46, no street addresses available, were being treated in the emergency room at River Region Medical Center after being taken there separately in personal vehicles, Deputy Chief Mitchell Dent of the Vicksburg Police Department said. Allen was shot in her right hand, and Hall was shot in the back. Dent said he believed the bullet that hit Hall also exited his body.

About 15 people were picked up and taken to police headquarters after the shooting was reported at about 10 p.m. at Bottoms Up, 2618 Halls Ferry Road, but no charges had been filed by near midnight, Dent said, “We have a couple of more people we’re interested in to pick up,” he said. Dent said the club, near the intersection with Bowmar Avenue, was shut down immediately after the shooting and was expected to remain closed through today. Under city ordinance, it normally would have been allowed to be open until 2 a.m. Dent said no weapon had See Shooting, Page A9.



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“After eight years in the leadership position,” Leyens said, “I am sensitive to a much higher level of detail than the average taxpayer. I’ll leave it to the community to make their own judgment of this administration.” North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield, in his second term on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen after 10 years on the Warren County Board of Supervisors, said Winfield “is handling the pressure better than I thought he would. He’s having to face people taking pot shots at him. See Mayor, Page A10.

Casey Anthony freed from Florida jail By The Associated Press

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This week in the Civil War

Under pressure to crush secessionists, Union forces on July 21 attacked a mass of Confederate troops arrayed amid woods and farmfields of Bull Run, in northern Virginia. The battle raged for hours. Union forces briefly drove Confederate foes back, but the Confederates got reinforcements. A contingent led by Thomas “Stone-

ORLANDO, Fla. — Casey Anthony was freed from a Florida jail early today, 12 days after she was acquitted of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in a verdict that drew furious responses and threats from people across the U.S. who had followed the case with rapt attention. Anthony, wearing a pink T-shirt with blue jeans, left the jail at 12:14 a.m. Eastern time with her attorney, Jose Baez. She was given $537.68 in cash from her jail account and escorted outside by two sheriff’s deputies armed with semi-automatic rifles. Neither Anthony nor Baez said anything to reporters and others gathered outside.

wall” Jackson stood its ground at a farmhouse hilltop, earning him his nickname. The Confederates counterattacked with cavalry charging, starting a headlong federal retreat. Amid gunfire and chaos, panicked Union soldiers retreated in disarray to Washington. The Confederacy had scored its first major victory.

“This release had an unusual amount of security so, therefore, in that sense, it would not be a normal release,” said Orange County Jail spokesman Allen Moore. “We have made every effort to not provide any special treatment for her. She’s been treated like every other inmate. Moore said there were no known threats received at the jail. Officials had a number of contingency plans in place, including plans in case shots were fired as she was released. Anthony, 25, had been finishing her four-year sentence for telling investigators several lies, including that Caylee was kidnapped See Anthony, Page A9.



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Raising test scores

Decade-long cheating scandal stings Atlanta schools ATLANTA (AP) — Teachers spent nights huddled in a back room, erasing wrong answers on students’ test sheets and filling in the correct bubbles. At another school, struggling students were seated next to higher-performing classmates so they could copy answers. Those and other confessions are contained in a new state report that reveals how far some Atlanta public schools went to raise test scores in the nation’s largest-ever cheating scandal. Investigators concluded that nearly half the city’s schools allowed the cheating to go unchecked for as long as a decade, beginning in 2001. Administrators — pressured to maintain high scores under the federal No Child Left Behind law — punished or fired those who reported anything amiss and created a culture of “fear, intimidation and retaliation,” according to the report released earlier this month, two years after officials noticed a suspicious spike in some scores. The report names 178 teachers and principals, and 82 of those confessed. Tens of thousands of children at the 44 schools, most in the city’s poorest neighborhoods, were allowed to advance to higher grades, even though they didn’t know basic concepts. One teacher told investigators the district was “run like the mob.” “Everybody was in fear,” another teacher said in the report. “It is not that the teachers are bad people and want to do it. It is that they are scared.” For teachers and their bosses, the stakes were high: Schools that perform poorly and fail to meet certain benchmarks under the federal law can face sharp sanctions. They may be forced to offer extra tutoring, allow parents to transfer children to better schools, or fire teachers and administrators who don’t pass muster. Experts say the cheating scandal — which involved more schools and teachers than any other in U.S. history — has led to soul-searching among other urban districts facing cheating investigations and those that have seen a rapid rise in test scores. In Georgia, teachers com-

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The possibility that there could have been cheating ‘gives me and him a false sense of security as to where he is.’ Shawnna Hayes-Tavares

plained to investigators that some students arrived at middle school reading at a first-grade level. But, they said, principals insisted those students had to pass their standardized tests. Teachers were either ordered to cheat or pressured by administrators until they felt they had no choice, authorities said. One principal forced a teacher to crawl under a desk during a faculty meeting because her test scores were low. Another principal told teachers that “Walmart is hiring” and “the door swings both ways,” the report said. Another principal told a teacher on her first day that the school did whatever was necessary to meet testing benchmarks, even if that meant “breaking the rules.” Teachers from the investigation contacted by The Associated Press did not return calls or declined to comment. Educators named in the investigation could face criminal charges ranging from tampering with state documents to lying to investigators. And many could lose their teaching licenses. Parents of children enrolled at the 44 schools say they are frustrated and angry.

Shawnna Hayes-Tavares said her son’s test scores dropped dramatically after he transferred out of Slater Elementary. She said a testing coordinator at the new school told her the test scores could have been inflated. The possibility that there could have been cheating “gives me and him a false sense of security as to where he is,” she said. Uncertainty about her son’s progress “has not afforded us the opportunity to do more remediation in those areas of weakness,” Hayes-Tavares said. “It robbed us of those opportunities. We’re going to try to play catch up now.” At Slater, investigators found multiple teachers changed answers on tests or allowed students to look up answers to questions. Teachers would gather in the school’s media center to change wrong answers with the blessing of administrators, investigators said. For Renee Columbus, whose 4-year-old son is starting prekindergarten at one of the schools in the state investigation, news of the cheating probe was disheartening. “Right now it’s our only

option,” said Columbus, who lives in south Atlanta. “I’m hoping by the time he gets into kindergarten, we’ll be in a different school district.” The fallout from the state report has only begun. So far, at least four of the district’s top administrators and two principals have been removed and put on paid leave. The head of the district’s human resources department resigned after investigators said she destroyed documents and tried to cover up the extent of the cheating. The schools could owe hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funding they received for good test performance — money that would be lost at a time when the state’s education budget has already been slashed by millions. Districts are being forced to lay off or furlough teachers and cut programs to make ends meet. And at least one member of the Atlanta school board wants to reclaim tens of thousands of dollars in bonus money that former Superintendent Beverly Hall received for the high test scores. Investigators said Hall, who retired just days before the investigation was made

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CLUBS Letitia Street Reunion — 3 today, planning meeting; Pizza Hut, 2931 Clay St. Rosa A. Temple High Reunion ­— Seeking former choir members or anyone interested in performing; 6 p.m. Friday, choir rehearsal; Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St.; 601-638-9882. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Shelly Ashley Palmertree, speaker; Shoney’s. Class of 1972 Reunion — North and South Vicksburg and Warren Central High Schools; 6 p.m. Thursday, meeting; Pizza Hut, 3520 Pemberton Blvd. MSU Alumni Association — Send-off party for new MSU students; 6:30 p.m. July 28; supper will be served; Knights of Columbus, 318 Fisher Ferry Road; Warren County Chapter; RSVP to Tom Kendall, 601-6313206.

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public, dismissed those who complained about cheating as naysayers trying to discredit the district’s progress. The investigators said she either knew or should have known about the cheating. “Dr. Hall and her senior cabinet accepted accolades when those below them performed well, but they wanted none of the burdens of failure,” investigators wrote. Hall’s attorney has denied the allegations, and Hall has said she did not know about cheating in the district. She apologized in a statement last week for “any shortcomings” that might have led to the widespread cheating. “To the extent that I failed to take measures that would have prevented what the investigators have disclosed, I am accountable, as head of the school system, for failing to act accordingly,” Hall wrote. “If I did anything that gave teachers the impression that I was unapproachable and unresponsive to their concerns, I also apologize for that,” she wrote. The testing problems first came to light after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that some scores were statistically improbable. The state released audits of test results after the newspaper published its analysis. Experts say the Atlanta cheating scandal has become the new rallying cry for education advocates and parents in other urban districts like Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., where cheating investigations are ongoing. Bob Schaeffer of the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, which works to end abuses in standardized testing and wants changes made to the federal No Child Left Behind law, said many are wondering where the “next Atlanta” will be. “Because of Atlanta, the media and policymakers are going back and looking at concerns raised about their states,” Schaeffer said. “This is the top issue. When you see a story like this and see the incredible impact of the confessions, you start to look and say, ‘Hey, is there something comparable going on here?”’ he said.

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Obama goes public as he, Congress seek debt solution WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing the debt clock, Congress is working on dual tracks while President Barack Obama appeals to the public in hopes of influencing a deal that talks have failed to produce so far. “We have to ask everyone to play their part because we are all part of the same country,” Obama said Saturday, pushing a combination of spending cuts and tax increases that has met stiff resistance from Republicans. “We are all in this together.” In his weekly radio address, Obama said the wealthiest must “pay their fair share.” He invoked budget deals negotiated by GOP President Ronald Reagan and Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill — which included a payroll tax increase — and Democratic President Bill Clinton and Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich. “You sent us to Washington to do the tough things, the right things,” he said. “Not just for some of us, but for all of us.” As a critical Aug. 2 deadline approaches, the chances that Obama would get $4 trillion or even $2 trillion in deficit reduction on terms he preferred were quickly fading as Congress moved to take control of the debate. On Friday, Obama opened the door to a smaller package of deficit reductions. Obama’s communications director, Dan Pfeiffer, said Saturday the president, Vice President Joe Biden and White House aides were discussing “various options” with congressional leaders and House and Senate aides from both parties. The White House held out the possibility of arranging a meeting today. House Republicans prepared to vote this week on allowing an increase in the government’s borrowing limit through 2012 as long as Congress approved a balanced-budget constitutional amendment, which is highly unlikely.

Farmers fear subsidies at risk in negotiations

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President Barack Obama, center, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, left, tour a farm in Palmyra, Mo., with owner Lowell Schachtsiek.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farm groups are rushing to save government subsidies they’ve long received. President Barack Obama and lawmakers have targeted $30 billion or more in agriculture spending cuts as they try to negotiate a deficit-reduction deal. Farmers say they know they will have to take a hit. But they fear too many cuts will send booming crop prices into a dive, raising the potential for another 1980s-era farm crisis. Budget negotiators are looking at three pots of agriculture money: • Direct payments, which are subsidies that farmers get regardless of what they grow. • Crop insurance, which helps farmers in the event of

losses. • Conservation money, which pays farmers to protect environmentally sensitive land. As happens every five years when Congress renews a farm bill, lobbyists and lawmakers from farming states are fighting to save their piece of the pie. Now it’s just happening a little earlier, and largely out of public view, as Washington tries to find a way to raise the nation’s debt limit and cut spending before the government defaults on some payments Aug. 2. A new farm bill isn’t due until next year but could be pushed up if lawmakers are forced to find immediate savings. A budget deal could dictate the terms of the cuts or leave it up to the congressional agriculture committees.


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I remembered that the feel of summer, even on the hottest days, is the icy cool of the lakes that are dropped like commas on the landscape of Canada’s water wilderness.

Finding summer in the land of frigid winters OUR OPINION

Clay Street Do something to mask collapsed building As the Mississippi River rose, the people came. They came in droves. From casual onlookers with point-and-shoot cameras to professional print and television journalists, Vicksburg became national news. Many of those people and those journalists — some had never visited our town — arrived from the most direct route, west on Clay Street from Interstate 20. It’s the first city exit from the east, and it winds past the majestic Vicksburg Rusted nails litter the sidewalk in front of 713 Clay St. National Military Park and into downtown Vicksburg. legal battles between the owners of Crest the hill at Cherry and drive two the building and owners of subsequent blocks — as most of our visitors likely buildings has raged on. The city is not did — and one of our city’s greatest eye- part of those suits and should not be. sores shows itself. It showed throughA resolution on who is responsible for out the flood, as it has the past nearly what will be finalized in a civil court. six years. A chain-link fence extends to The wheels of justice move slowly. the curb and across the length of the In six years, though, the city has done building providing a view of overgrown nothing with the part it can control — grass and bricks. Along the sidewalk the outside appearance. Forethought are hundreds, if not thousands, of rusty five years ago might have led to the bent nails. Disgraceful. purchase of sheets of plywood from a Imagine our visitors passing the local hardware store and a few nails — newly refurbished The Vicksburg hotel new nails as opposed to the safety-hazand the stately BB club only to have to ard nails that now litter the sidewalk. walk or drive past the mess. The mesCover the gaping hole, which will cover sage it sends our visitors is that the city the bricks and the high grass. Call on is falling apart and that, in six years, local art students to make a community nothing has been accomplished to service project. AmeriCorps is here, brighten an obvious blight on the overcall on them. all view of the city. We live in a city that has regularly The building at 713 Clay St. collapsed scheduled meetings of an architecin January of 2006. Since that time, tural review board. It is their charge to

decide if buildings in the downtown historic area stay, “compatible with the district’s character.” Whether wanting to take down an awning, add a painted sign on a business or add windows and doors, each case must go through the review board. There should be no review when it comes to 713 Clay St. Plyboard should start going up now to cover what has become a sad punchline in our downtown. Almost six years have passed since that building collapsed, yet the area in the immediate vicinity is an embarrassment to those who live and work here. Not to mention the sour taste left in the mouths of our visitors — from Madison to Manitoba. Tourism is sure to boom in the coming two years as Vicksburg’s role in the Civil War is celebrated in the sesquicentennial events. How many more tourists on Clay Street will stop at that building and shake their heads in disgust? Cover it up. Paint it. Make it look as pleasing as possible to visitors and those who live here. Eventually, the courts will decide on a resolution, but when that will happen relies on the speed in which the wheels of justice turn. Slowly. The least we could do is try to make it pleasing to the eye. It sure is not now.

City being lapped in youth sports facilities By the end of 2006, Vicksburg became a youth baseball hub. A story in the Dec. 19 edition of The Vicksburg Post highlights an upcoming baseball season with state and select tournaments. A Cal Ripken Jr. Southwest Regional tournament — with teams from seven surrounding states — was billed as the crown jewel of all local tournaments. Days after the tournament’s completion, Southwest Regional Director Robert Freeman of Crossett, Ark., lambasted the city’s efforts. “I’ve seen things here I’ve not seen in over 20 years of doing this,” he said. “The biggest thing has been the public address system. They haven’t had one. They were able to do one game on Friday and then our opening ceremonies, and that’s it. We’ve had no national anthem, no invocation, and no public address for any game since Friday night.” Vicksburg has not hosted a regional tournament since. And likely won’t for some time. Youth tournaments, with the exception of the Vicksburg Base-

ball Association’s Governor’s Cup, are no longer coming to Vicksburg with the depth and scope they once did. Cities larger and smaller than ours have built mammoth recreation complexes that now far exceed the quality of the aging Halls Ferry Park. Halls Ferry Park had its day, like the first malls to be built. The excitement of a new mall dies out when a neighboring community builds a bigger one. Eventually that bigger mall is outdone by an outdoor mall, with more shops and more access. That has happened here with youth baseball. We have been lapped by the likes of Tupelo, New Albany, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Madison and Southaven. Snowden Grove Park in Southaven has hosted, or will host, 15 tournaments — including two national World Series events — this summer. Halls Ferry is small. The fields are spread apart. Parking can be a logistical nightmare. It has outlived its usefulness. Plans have been circulating for years for a modern, state-of-the-art recreation

complex. One plan called for the transformation of Halls Ferry into a youth sports hub. That plan stalled and the city is still in legal wranglings trying to secure money it put up front for an initial feasibility study. Another plan called for a tract of land on Fisher Ferry Road near St. Michael Catholic Church to be turned into a rec complex. Some work began there, but money set aside for the rec facility had to be shifted in order to replace an aging and unsafe railroad bridge on Washington Street at Clark. The safety of a bridge on one of Vicksburg’s main north-south thoroughfares rightfully trumped a recreation complex. But Vicksburg’s lack of a quality recreation complex is forcing local teams to fill other towns’ coffers instead of the hotels and restaurants here getting their due. In four years, Vicksburg has fallen from a youth baseball hub to just another town with an aging rec facility. Four years.

ONTARIO, Canada — For weeks the skies were gray, the days were wet, the summer sunshine a distant memory. Then — perhaps because of Canada Day, which was July 1, or Independence Day, on July 4 — everything changed. And here, in the country of winter, I finally found summer, and I fell in love with her again. I remembered that the sound of summer is the cry of the lonely loon, or maybe the splash the paddle makes as it breaks the quiet water of early morning on Tanamakoon Lake. I remembered that the look of summer is the Cache Lake contrast of the blue water against the white pines, which of course are green. I remembered that the smell of summer is bug spray. I remembered that the taste of summer is Muskoka Ginger Ale, made from pure spring water from artesian wells and bottled in Gravenhurst, Ontario, since 1873 — what you might call the real Canada dry. I remembered that the feel of summer, even on the hottest days, is the icy cool of the lakes that are dropped like commas on the landscape of Canada’s water wilderness. We don’t live in the bush, we only come and visit, hoping that its lore and lessons last with us all winter, which in these parts, some four hours’ drive beyond Toronto, is only a few months away. We aren’t coureurs de bois, the explorers of Canada’s colonial times, hunting for furs David M. and alternative routes to the Great Lakes, but merely city people looking, on our few weeks off, for an alternative way to view the world. We’re not here to cut down the woods, as the British began doing when the French cut off the supply of Baltic timber during the Napoleonic Wars, but to respect and celebrate them. And for us the canoe is a means of recreation, not a conveyance of commerce or war. It is, as Samuel de Champlain discovered, the ideal means of transport. We agree with John Jennings, who once held the title of vice chair of the Canadian Canoe Museum, that the canoe, which appeared here long before the Europeans, is “an enduring symbol of wilderness and freedom throughout North America.” My summer meditations have often leaned toward the canoe, perhaps because four generations of my family have visited these wooded lakes, intoxicated by a country stuffed full of speckled trout and black bass in a land that otherwise turns out to be empty — an emptiness full of meaning. On summer days like these, I realize that the greatest gift I received from my mother, who turned 80 last week, is her Canadian heritage. Long before she moved to New England, married an American and started her family in Boston, she visited a land described in an old Grand Trunk Railway System ad a century ago as “a woodland paradise.” Today this land where summer thrives is the most studied part of Canada, spawning well more than 2,100 scientific papers. It wasn’t always this way, of course. According to a history of the area by Ron Tozer and Dan Strickland, more than half “the able-bodied men in Canada spent their winter in the bush ‘hurling down pine’ — in the park area and everywhere else our hard-working, great grandfathers found majestic pines towering above the forest.” As summer began this year, I heard the cry of the lonely loon, and also the splash of the paddle. I looked at the contrast of blue water against white pines. I smelled the bug spray. I gulped a bottle of Muskoka Ginger Ale. Even when no one else would venture into Cache Lake, I felt the icy cool of its redemptive waters. •


David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

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WEEK IN Vicksburg High temps remained in the upper 90s throughout the week in Vicksburg. Overnight lows ranged from the low 70s to 80 degrees. Just under .2 inch of rain fell during the week. The Mississippi River receded slightly, dipping to 34.9 feet from 36.9 on the Vicksburg gauge. A reading of 34.2 feet was expected by forecasters for today. Market trackers and officials announced lower property values and lower sale prices on homes in Warren County, attributed to scant new construction and a shaky local job market. Tax Assessor Richard Holland said it was his first recollection of a decrease in total valuation on tax rolls. The Salvation Army hosted a Healing Service aimed at creating unity after the spring’s historic Mississippi River flood. About 200 people attended the service, which included prayer from local clergymen, worship music and interpretive dance. Eight-year-old Brayden Lynn of Vicksburg drowned on a lake near Homer, La. He was playing near the lake as his mother and stepfather, Beverly and Joe Nunn, were packing a boat for a group outing to Snake Island. A public hearing on a collapsed building site on Clay Street has been scheduled and will include the city’s role in cleaning up the area surrounding the property. The old Thomas Furniture Store collapsed more than five years ago, and its cleanup effort has been marred by numerous court hearings, lawsuits and injunctions by owners of adjacent properties. David Hyde, owner of HydeSoft Computing of Vicksburg, donated $5,200 to put the Vicksburg Gators over the top in fund-raising efforts to compete in the 7-on-7 national football championship tournament. Hyde’s donation enabled the team to charter a bus, relieving a liability issue that arose concerning a coach-driven van on a long trip. The team won 2 of 3 games it played. After numerous complaints from parents, the city was making plans to repair and maintain the Catfish Row playground, a project spearheaded in 2008 by the Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg and built by community volunteers from local donations. Problems at the site included litter and trash, an empty sandbox, cut fencing, exposed piping and broken equipment. Mary Beth Magee Buckley of Vicksburg was killed in a one-car wreck in Simpson County after apparently encountering rainy weather, said her husband, Paul Buckley. She had just left her father’s home in Prentiss and was driving on Mississippi 43 at the time of the wreck. William J. Jones Jr., 20, was found shot in front of his home on Curry Street. Two men were being questioned and a police dog team was searching the area, though no weapon had been recovered. A predawn, citywide drug sweep led to the roundup of nine people who were being held without bond by the Vicksburg Police Department. Five of the men had a record of criminal activity, and officials said the raids followed three months of investigations. In addition to William J. Jones Jr., local deaths during the week were Hallie Mae Collins, Mary Eileen Braun Cato, Mary Jane Haddock, Ester Joe “E.J” Crawford, Ina Marie Kessler and Andrew Robert Holden.


Political correctness affects spread of AIDS virus OXFORD — When a fatal “wasting disease” first spread among gay men mostly on the West Coast there was no political imperative to act. In the 30 years since, not only did an imperative develop, it has helped the AIDS virus keep spreading. Today, San Francisco is not among the epicenters of the continuing epidemic. Mississippi is. This would not be true if HIV had been greeted and treated the way earlier infectious diseases, sexually transmitted or not, were dealt with. Initially, prejudice fueled AIDS. Starting in 1981, it spread through communities of homosexual men and IV drug users — people with little political clout. They attracted little to no public sympathy. Righteous indignation among gays followed, rage over the indifference, calls for action. Politicians stepped up and initiated sweeping and expensive responses. As part of this, because AIDS was stigmatizing (if you had it you just had to be gay, a drug addict or both), assorted health secrecy laws were enacted. In Mississippi, for example, a 1986 statute sealed all death records. At the time, The Clarion-Ledger and other newspapers in the state printed obituaries as news stories. Because “what happened?” is the first question people ask when learning someone has died, the state’s largest paper insisted on including causes of death in obits. The Legislature’s response — in part to spite The Clarion-Ledger



To have AIDS was disgraceful, so the politically correct thing to do was to erect legal barriers to make the public epidemic purely a private matter. This continues.

and in part to spare a family the stress of disclosing that a relative had AIDS — was to decree for the first time in state history that no one had a need to know how another person died. The new law was ill-considered. Survivors, regardless of the cause of a death, faced obtaining court orders for death certificates to file life insurance claims. Statisticians who track morbidity were left with no data. But it was a sign of the times. To have AIDS was disgraceful, so the politically correct thing to do was to erect legal barriers to make the public epidemic purely a private matter. This continues. Only two years ago, President Barack Obama ended the practice of testing prospective immigrants for the AIDS virus on the belief that a positive test might be used to discriminate. It’s 2011. It is estimated there are about 40 million people living with HIV, the infectious organism that leads to AIDS, around the world. That’s 13 times the population of Mississippi. Three years ago, Con-

gress allocated another $48 billion for retroviral medicines essential to keeping infected people alive in other countries, most of them in Africa. Mississippi has only about 8,000 people known to be living with HIV, but no one knows how many are infected and the rate of increase here is among the fastest anywhere. Why? Because the only way to find out is to be tested and the only way to be tested is to ask. That’s right. A worker or anyone else who goes to a clinic for a routine health screening will have his or her blood checked for myriad problems, including a whole roster of sexually transmitted diseases. The way diseases such as syphilis and ghonorrea are kept in check (to the extent they are kept in check) is that screening for them is routine and reports to public health officials are required. A century ago, when the threat of epidemic seemed more real, people could be and often were quaran-

tined — held against their will — if they posed a threat to the health of others. That was an extreme approach, but it worked. HIV is especially insidious in that the virus can remain dormant for months or even years. It can be spread innocently by an infected person during this whole time. Yet our federal and state lawmakers continue to consider this a private matter. To teach school, a person must be tested for tuberculosis and other communicable diseases. But HIV, as our collective thinking about it has evolved, remains off limits although in Mississippi it appears a person is much more likely to test positive for HIV than for tuberculosis. Germs are germs and viruses are viruses. They don’t care about personal privacy or political correctness. They are “opportunistic.” HIV initially spread because no one cared about its victims. Today it spreads because we care too much and have placed the deadly virus in a cocoon of privacy. People who are HIV positive don’t need to be locked up, but they do need to know. Test results should be as confidential as any medical procedure — but they should be as common as any other blood test. Our laws should be designed to fight the disease, not help it spread. •

Charlie Mitchell is a Mississippi journalist. Write to him at Box 1, University, MS 38677, or e-mail


Special education teacher treated ‘like common criminal’ I have been silent about my encounter with the Vicksburg Warren School District, but it’s time that I speak out. My termination was a set-up. It was based on a teacher’s assessment of my abilities, a teacher who was not highly qualified but went the alternate route to certification. I am considered a highly qualified teacher. The superintendent, Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford, and the assistant superintendent, Mrs. Johnson, had never been to my classroom for evaluation purposes. Yet, I was told by a teacher (so called lead teacher) that I would not be teaching special education anymore and would have to teach fifth grade next school year. My record as a special education teacher speaks for itself. Over the years, I have taught many students and helped many students learn to read. Now, I’m being moved from my position as a special education teacher to regular education. Although I am certified in both, why move an effective teacher of reading when the district needs good reading teachers? I acknowledge the fact that I’m not a reading specialist, but I do understand the art of teaching reading. There are many teachers who do not know a blend from a digraph, and I could help them. I did a workshop for a year helping young teachers learn to teach reading. After almost 30 years of teaching, I believe that my district has forsaken me. I was terminated, my insurance was canceled, my sick leave days were taken from me, my classroom was destroyed and I have yet to sign a contract for the 2011-2012 school year. I was told by Zena King in the human resources department that Mrs. Johnson continues to hold my contract and she and Dr. Swinford were gone on vacation. This is after the fact that my lawyer proved that I was not insubordinate. I don’t understand why a highly qualified teacher with a proved track record would be treated like a common criminal, while a teacher with a made-up, piecedtogether transcript is elevated. Would someone please explain this to me? Tillman Whitley Special education teacher

Eagle Lake residents grateful to Corps As an Eagle Lake resident for 39 years, I am writing in response to Martin Mendrop’s letter to the editor of July 13. Mr. Mendrop was correct on most of his points as

Voice your opinion Letters to the editor are published under the following guidelines: Expressions from readers on topics of current or general interest are welcomed. • Letters must be original, not copies or letters sent to others, and must include the name, address and signature of the writer. • Letters must avoid defamatory or abusive statements. • Preference will be given to typed letters of 300 or fewer words. • The Vicksburg Post does not print anonymous letters and reserves the right to edit all letters submitted. • Letters in the column do not represent the views of The Vicksburg Post. follows: • Eagle Lake was not the only community affected by the Great Flood of 2011. • It is clear the Corps of Engineers made the right decision by letting water into Eagle Lake to equalize the pressure on the levee. Not one home or life was lost, not only in the Eagle Lake community, but in the entire Mississippi Delta inside the levee systems, including the towns of Rolling Fork, Valley Park, Holly Bluff, Anguilla, Mayersville, Cary, Louise and Hollandale. One only needs to look at the Flood of 1927 to realize the great feat the Corps of Engineers accomplished. Mr. Mendrop was incorrect when he stated the residents of Eagle Lake were the only ones you hear squawking about a class-action lawsuit against the Corps of Engineers for letting water into Eagle Lake in an effort to keep the levee from bursting and flooding the entire lower Mississippi Delta. I am a resident of Eagle Lake, as well as a good portion of my family, and none of us are part of a classaction lawsuit, nor are we squawking about the efforts of the Corps of Engineers. Most Eagle Lake residents are grateful to the Corps and its contractors. We were able to come back to our homes, businesses, jobs and our community with no damage. The majority of squawking you hear about is not from Eagle Lake residents. It is those people with camp or lake houses who live and work in other places, but have weekend houses at Eagle Lake. At the first sign of high water these were the people who fled to the hills and never witnessed the efforts of the Corps of Engineers beefing up the levee system to save

their lake houses along with the rest of the Mississippi Delta. Most of these people do not understand the levee systems or what they protect. After the water receded off of Mississippi 465, these people returned to see a few piers damaged and some erosion along the banks of Eagle Lake. The majority of the piers on Eagle Lake that were damaged were in desperate need of repair before the flood. The erosion is the result of clearing the grown trees from the lake banks, none of which the Corps had anything to do with. The Eagle Lake community has a building code of at least 100 feet above sea level, which is approximately 3 feet to 5 feet above the top of the lake bank. As the lake level only reached 90 feet elevation anything that flooded or was damaged was in violation and should have never been built. These people are clearly trying to make a quick buck or on blaming the Corps for their own negligent and irresponsible actions. These are the same type of people you could pull from a burning house only to later realize that they are suing you for hurting their arms. Eagle Lake residents were blessed. We realize that we were the ones who chose to live and build our homes in a flood zone. It is the price you pay to live in paradise, but it seems that a few people forgot this was a flood zone and that may be because of the great efforts of the Corps that caused them to forget. Paul Ashley Eagle Lake

Ameristar’s patriotism Hats off to Ameristar Casino and Hotel for their outstanding patriotism. American flags lined the driveway and even the exit ramp. Flying 60 or more flags makes all of us aware of our great country and the freedoms we all enjoy each day. Jan Holt Tallulah, La.

End of exceptionalism NASA has launched the final shuttle mission, and so ends the excellence that resulted from its endeavors. The mission marks the end of American exceptionalism, superseded by the social revolution. The revolution promotes a sort of indoctrination, where equality is more desirable than “the right stuff” and “a small step for a man” is more desirable than “a giant leap for mankind.”

Our excellence stemmed from an exceptional history, but revolutionaries are rewriting America’s history. It seems unlikely that many of our descendants will know exceptionalism. For even in deplorable conditions, indoctrination induces the mind to believe “it doesn’t get any better than this.” Chet Barber Vicksburg

It must be election time If we did not have any other way of knowing the elections are getting close we could always tell by watching Openwood Plantation. When we see streets being repaved that did not need it, we know it will not be long until we go vote. When you compare the streets that are being re-surfaced in Openwood to Culkin Road and Oak Ridge Road, you have to wonder why. Someone should be ashamed their priorities are so far out of place. It goes far beyond ridiculous. It should be considered almost criminal. When you consider they are trying to influence the way the folks in Openwood vote, it means they are actually using taxpayer money trying to buy votes. There is no other way to look at it. It really puts the other candidates at a real disadvantage. They have to use their own source of funds. It seems to me this is a truly unfair arrangement, to say the least. When the candidates put up signs, buy space in The Vicksburg Post and pay people to work in their efforts to win an office, they are trying to buy votes. There’s no other way to look at it. The sad fact is most folks I talk to believe the asphalt treatment really works. R.G. Hollowell Vicksburg

Shovel ready? The president said that the shovel-ready jobs were not as shovel ready as they thought. Then he laughed. Well, the millions of men and women who are trying to pay their bills don’t think it’s a joke. When will people understand the only jobs the government can create are government jobs —and the taxpayers have to pay for those government jobs. The only thing the government can do is get out of the way of the private sector and let them create the jobs. James Boone Vicksburg


Sunday, July 17, 2011

LA avoids feared ‘Carmageddon’ jams LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern Californians were making the ultimate sacrifice Saturday to avoid the dreaded “Carmageddon” — leaving their cars in the garage. Unusually light traffic flowed freely through the nation’s second-largest city despite fears of epic traffic jams spawned by the 53-hour shutdown of a 10-mile stretch of one of the region’s most critical freeways. Authorities closed the segment of Interstate 405 on the western side of the metropolis to allow partial demolition of a bridge, warning motorists to stay off the roads or plan alternate routes. Officials were optimistic that the public far and wide had gotten the message, though there was some concern that the lack of gridlock would make the public complacent and that drivers would get behind the wheel before the freeway’s scheduled reopening early Monday. “We hope they still listen to what we’re saying and not go out and try to drive through this area, because it is going to be congested if people do that,” said Mike Miles, a district director of the California

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Construction workers take down the Mulholland Drive bridge over Interstate 405 in Los Angeles Saturday. Department of Transportation, known as Caltrans. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa flew over the city in a helicopter and said it was clear there were far fewer cars on freeways and streets than normal, but he cautioned at a midafternoon news conference that there were hours to go. “It’s been one of the most quiet Saturdays I’ve seen in forever,” said Steven Ramada, who had expected to hear lots of cars honking in front of his Sherman Oaks home but instead only heard news helicopters. “Everyone’s calling this Car-

mageddon weekend, but it feels like copter-geddon over where we live,” he said. Not everyone was cooperating, though. California Highway Patrol Officer Charmaine Fajardo said a 74-year-old man was arrested for jogging on the closed freeway after police told him he couldn’t do so, and one or more bicyclists also were intercepted on the route. Fajardo said officers now have orders to arrest anyone trying to enter the shuttered freeway. Additionally, a suspected drunken driver was arrested

Atlanta gunman might have waited for victim ATLANTA — A security guard accused of a shooting spree in Atlanta may have been waiting for the woman he shot and killed in a parking garage, police said Saturday. Two women who survived the attack were apparently sprayed at random as he raced from the scene, they said. The suspect stole his first victim’s Toyota Prius and shot the other women from inside the car as he drove out of the parking deck Friday, said Atlanta police Maj. Keith Meadows. Hours later, Nkosi Thandiwe called an attorney and turned himself in after he saw he had been identified by police.

Passenger gropes TSA agent in Arizona PHOENIX — A Colorado woman accused of groping a female Transportation Security Administration agent at Phoenix’s international airport is facing a felony count of sexual abuse, authorities said. Phoenix police said 61-yearold Yukari Mihamae is accused of grabbing the left breast of the unidentified TSA agent Thursday at an airport checkpoint.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Police say Mihamae squeezed and twisted the agent’s breast with both hands. They say she later admitted to doing it but didn’t give a reason. Calls to Phoenix police and TSA officials at the airport for more details about the incident weren’t immediately returned Saturday. It also wasn’t immediately clear whether Mihamae was still in custody or had legal representation.

Mouth to beak: Bald eagle saved BEND, Ore. — A Bend, Ore., veterinarian has performed life-saving CPR on an injured bald eagle that was under anesthesia during physical therapy. Jeff Cooney performed the therapy, during which the bald eagle nicknamed “Patriot” stopped breathing. Cooney’s “mouth to beak” resuscitation got the eagle breathing again. The injured eagle was found by two La Pine women near Crane Prairie Reservoir in June. The eagle had suffered, among other injuries, a dis-

located shoulder and paralyzed right leg. Cooney says it’s uncertain whether he will be able to return the bird to the wild. If the bird’s foot doesn’t improve in the next three weeks, Cooney says he could be forced to euthanize him.

1-year-old twins drown in California pool VISALIA, Calif. — Oneyear-old twin brothers died after falling into a backyard swimming pool at a Northern California home, officials said. Fire Battalion Chief Danny Wristen said the boys were found by their mother in the pool around 12:20 p.m. Friday. The mother pulled the boys out and began CPR. Wristen says paramedics took the boys to a hospital, but they died after arriving at the hospital. Authorities have not released the names of the boys or of their mother. Wristen said there was no fencing around the pool and an investigation was underway. The drownings Friday come after a 16-month-old drowned in a family pool outside of Visalia in April.

after going around barricades to enter the freeway, Fajardo said. Progress on demolition of the half-century-old Mulholland Bridge was on schedule, Villaraigosa said. Powerful machines with long booms hammered away at the south side of the span, which is being removed to allow the interstate to be widened. The plan is to leave the north-side lanes standing until the south side is rebuilt. Gail Standish, 47, peddled from Beverly Hills with her bicycling club to a 405 overlook a quarter-mile from the closed span. “Everybody’s calling this weekend Carmageddon, but seeing the freeway empty it feels more post-apocalyptic,” Standish said. Authorities looking at the potential impacts of the $1 billion interstate project spent months giving the public dire warnings. The event got its name when Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky told an early June press conference that “this doesn’t need to be a Carmageddon” if people avoided driving.

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No wrongdoing at WSJ, independent panel says By The Associated Press The independent committee charged with monitoring editorial integrity at The Wall Street Journal said Saturday it is not aware of any wrongdoing at the Journal or its parent company, Dow Jones & Co. Dow Jones is owned by News Corp., which is mired in a phone-hacking scandal involving its British newspapers. The committee that monitors the Journal’s editorial practices also said in a statement that it did not believe Les Hinton’s resignation as publisher of the Journal and chief executive of Dow Jones was related to activities at the Journal or Dow Jones. Hinton resigned Friday. He had been chairman of News Corp.’s British newspaper arm for some of the years its staffers are alleged to have unlawfully accessed the voicemail messages of politicians, sports figures, and celebrities in search of news scoops. Thomas Bray, chairman of the committee, said the group did not conduct an independent investigation to come to its conclusion. Even so, Bray said the committee knows a number of

staff members at the Journal well enough that if there were a systemic problem like phone-hacking or other illegal activities at the paper, he is “pretty sure we would have known about it.” “Obviously, (there are) no flat guarantees about this sort of thing,” Bray said. The Dow Jones Special Committee was formed in 2007 as a condition of News Corp.’s $5.7 billion purchase of Dow Jones. The acquisition was seen as “the cherry on top of the cake in terms of respectability,” for News Corp.’s chief executive Rupert Murdoch, says newspaper analyst Ken Doctor. “Those of us who watch the press didn’t really expect (the special committee) to have any teeth,” said Doctor. Kelly McBride, senior faculty for ethics at the nonprofit journalism think tank Poynter Institute, said the committee is most like a traditional standards committee that larger newspapers have. Regardless, McBride said that the Journal’s coverage of the scandal is telling. “You can judge a newsroom by its work and in this case, the coverage has been lacking.”

Sunday, July 17, 2011

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By Pamela Hitchins

It’s time for lawmakers to hops on beer barrel Organizers of Mississippi Craft Beer Week quickly will say that last year’s inaugural celebration of all-things hops came out of nowhere. Executives with grassroots organization Raise Your Pints — an advocacy group for the reformation of Mississippi’s antiquated, anti-choice beer laws — approached Gov. Haley Barbour asking for a proclamation. The idea was far-fetched and even more eye-opening when Barbour put his signature on the proclamation. Events were hastily organized leading to Mississippi’s first Top of the Hops beer festival. Organizers for Top of the Hops expected about 1,500 people at the sparkling Jackson Convention Center. More than 3,000 arrived. This year’s Top of the Hops is scheduled for July 30, the culmination of a week’s worth of craft beer events from Tupelo to the Vicksburg (stay tuned). Nashville’s Yazoo Brewery, owned by Vicksburg natives Linus and Lila Hall, will be featured prominently. “Sales of craft beer are beginning to take off in Mississippi,” Hall said. “It’s important to have a Craft Beer Week, leading up to the Top of the Hops, to capture the attention of the casual beer drinker, to let them learn about all the great beer that is being brewed right here in the South.” The large turnouts, the governor’s proclamation and the success of craft beer week events have not swayed lawmakers to make a simple change that will lead to more choices and more tax money, albeit not enough to solve the state’s economic problems. Raise Your Pints for three years has lobbied state legislators to make a change that would allow beer containing alcohol up to 8 percent alcohol by weight to be sold in Mississippi. This year’s efforts were doomed from the start due to an election year, and one thing gleened from living in this state for 18 years is that alcohol and re-election bids do not meld together. Bills allowing an increase in alcohol and homebrewing never made it out of committee. The craft beer movement in America continues to grow, with rates that outpace the mass-market sellers substantially. These beers are crafted in small batches with brewers showing their ability as artisans. Broken down, beer is four ingredients: malt, hops, yeast and water. Inside that framework, a quality brewer can create myriad styles at differing alcohol contents. The possibilities for what Linus Hall could produce are limitless; well, at least could be limitless. Continued success of MCBW and Top of the Hops events will have to open some eyes. The winds of change are blowing. Legislators just need to remove their heads from their current positions and lean out the window to feel the breeze.. •

Sean P. Murphy is web editor. He can be reached at smurphy@vicksburgpost. com

USM student autopsy indicates self-defense

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Doug Arp, kneeling front and center, poses with Warren County and Vicksburg law enforcement officers and

helium balloons representing the hot air balloon he’ll use to promote National Night Out Against Crime.

Arp using hot air in his crime fight By Mary Margaret Halford

Different is a word that perfectly describes retired police officer Doug Arp and his annual stunts that draw attention to crime prevention in Vicksburg. For the past 19 years, Arp has spent one week each summer living in strange places, such as on a billboard, in a fountain at the mall or his favorite stunt, in a police cruiser hoisted 60 feet in the air. This year, however, Arp will not be stationed in one place for seven days, he’ll be traveling around Vicksburg in a hot air balloon basket anchored in the back of a truck spreading the word about stopping crime. He will begin his tour on July 25 and continue through the day of National Night Out, Aug. 1. The week of his tour, Arp will be spend his nights at the Culkin Fire Department with the hot air balloon. His theme this year is giving “Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party.” “I do something different every year,” Arp said. “This is something neat, I’ve

never moved Arp’s around stunts are before and aimed at • Monday at 10 a.m. ­— this will give promoting Doug Arp and his hot air me an opporNational balloon will be at Warren tunity to go Night Out, Central High School for to different an annual “Give Flight to Crime” places.” event in • July 25-Aug. 1 — Since its which resiDoug Arp will being start in dents have touring various locaVicksburg the opportuin 1992, nity to meet tions around Vicksburg National their law in the balloon basket and Night Out enforcement parked at Culkin Fire Stahas been a officials and tion at night success, said each other. • Aug. 1 — National Matt Peskin, The VicksNight Out cookouts and creator and burg Police barbecues across the director of DepartVicksburg from 6-8 p.m. the national ment and Contact Angela Turner event. the Warren at 601-218-0402 or Doug “Most County SherArp at 601-497-4798 for people iff’s Departmore information. advertise ment are the event working with newstogether paper ads, billboards or this year in preparation for radio announcements, but National Night Out. Vicksburg has Doug Arp,” Cookouts and barbePeskin said. “And it cercues will take place across tainly has grown.” Vicksburg, giving resiMonday at 10 a.m., Arp dents the chance to get will be at Warren Central acquainted with their High School with his hot air neighbors and learn a little balloon and with the right more about crime and drug weather conditions, he prevention. hopes to give balloon rides “If neighbors watch out to visitors for a day of “Give for each other, you feel Flight to Crime.” safer,” said Angela Turner,

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a community resource officer with the VPD. “This day and age people don’t even know their neighbors, this is a way they can get to know each other.” Arp agrees and said that the point of his antics is to attract attention to crime and drug prevention. “Some people may not agree with the way I do it, but it will make people think about it,” Arp said. “That’s all I want to do.” Turner said that Arp’s stunts do, in fact, attract the attention of the community. “Once you have a person’s attention, you can give them the information they need,” Turner said. “He’s very passionate about what he does and I admire him for it. He just wants to help the community.” “The whole theme is the more people you know, the more people that’ll help you,” Arp said. “It’s good to know people and the only time you meet a cop, you’re getting a ticket or your house has been broken into. That’s not a good way to make a friendship. We want people to meet in a friendly way.”

Nathan Bedford Forrest continues to divide By The Associated Press MEMPHIS — Gray-uniformed soldier re-enactors fired long-barreled muskets in salute and United Daughters of the Confederacy in ankle-length dresses set wreaths before the towering statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest in Memphis, paying tribute to a Confederate cavalryman whose exploits still divide Americans today. The annual tribute last weekend to the hard-driving Confederate lieutenant general coincided this year with the 190th anniversary of his July 13 birth and the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, where he achieved his greatest success — and lasting notoriety. The celebration in downtown Memphis at Forrest’s burial site signaled that the cult of personality remains alive among the admirers of Forrest, a slave trader and cotton farmer whose deeds during and after the war still prompt division against those detractors who have deemed him a virulent racist.

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Re-enactors prepare to present the colors in Memphis. “He’s a polarizing figure,” said Ed Frank, a University of Memphis historian whose great-grandfather served under Forrest. “He was a man of considerable accomplishment, but also a very rough and a very hard person.” Detractors counter that Forrest traded black people

like cattle, massacred black Union soldiers and joined the early Ku Klux Klan. His defenders dispute much of that and counter with stories that depict him as a protector of slave families and defender of the weak who resigned from the KKK. To this day, his legacy

stirs controversy. In February, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s refusal to condemn a proposed license plate honoring Forrest had some asking if the Republican was too out of touch to run for president. (Barbour See Forrest, Page A9.

A former Vicksburg resident killed Thursday in Hattiesburg might have been trying to defend himself when he was shot in the head at his fiancee’s apartment, Forrest County Coroner Butch Lance Logan Benedict said Saturday. Lance Logan, 24, a senior at the University of Southern Mississippi and 2005 graduate of St. Aloysius High School, probably died around 2 or 3 a.m. Thursday, Benedict said. His body was discovered about 12 hours later by a friend in the apartment of his fiancee, said the coroner. Logan’s death was initially believed to have been a suicide and a weapon was found near the body, Benedict said, but the preliminary autopsy report by the state crime lab noted other significant marks on the body, primarily Logan’s arms, that authorities believe to be defensive wounds. The finding resulted in the death being called a homicide. Both Logan and his fianSee Logan, Page A8.

Jackson woman shoots at pit bull, kills husband By The Associated Press JACKSON — A woman shot at a pit bull puppy and killed her husband, Jackson police said. The death Friday of Robert Walker, 53, appears accidental, police spokeswoman Colendula Green said. She said Betty Walker was not arrested and a Hinds County grand jury will decide whether to charge her. Green said Betty Walker fired a .38-caliber revolver twice, hitting the 8-month-old dog in the left front leg and hitting Robert Walker in the chest about 3:20 p.m. Friday. Walker died in a hospital two hours later. Animal control officers took the dog, named “Cocaine.” Witnesses told police that Betty Walker pulled out the gun and fired after the dog tried to attack children, and its owner may face charges, Green said. Robert Walker Jr. said his father put the children in the house, then picked up the dog just as his mother started shooting. “I guess my dad threw the dog, and when he threw him, she shot him in the upper right part of his chest,” he said. The dog’s owner, Lazarius Montgomery, said his cousin Robert Ferguson, 19, woke him to tell him his dog had been shot. The dog wasn’t aggressive, he said: “She was probably playing. She’s real playful and all that, but I don’t think she really bit nobody.” Ferguson said the puppy is kept in a fenced yard. “Somebody had to pick her up out the gate,” he said. “Ain’ t no way she could’ve got out the gate. She can’t jump the gate, just 8-months, a puppy.”


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Vicksburg man jailed for cocaine possession


A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail Saturday on drug charges, Sheriff Martin Pace said. Michael Parker, 26, 40 Ironwood Drive, was arrested by deputies at the Confederate Ridge Apartments, 780 U.S. 61 North, at 3:32 p.m. and charged with possession of crack cocaine, Pace said. The charges date to an October traffic stop, at which time Parker was found to be in possession of a substance deputies believed to be crack cocaine, Pace said. The substance was sent for analysis to the Mississippi Crime Lab, and investigators recently received a report confirming it was the drug, said the sheriff. A warrant was then issued for Parker, who was arrested KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Academy assistant director Lt. Thomas Tuggle, right, leads about 30 law enforcement officers in a cadence as they jog across the Mississippi 80 bridge over the Mississippi River ahead of about 100 members of the

Shape Up Vicksburg Walking Club Saturday morning. The officers are in the city for the weekend for the academy’s annual reunion. They teamed with Shape Up Vicksburg to show their support for the program.

Logan Continued from Page A7. cee, USM student and Vicksburg resident Allie Barfield, rented apartments in the Point O’Woods apartment complex in the 500 block of 38th Avenue, not far from the campus. Barfield said Friday she has been working in Vicksburg this summer, so Logan frequently went to her apartment to feed and check on the rabbit the couple kept there. She said when Logan

didn’t answer repeated calls, she called a friend to check on him and the friend discovered his body. Benedict said Logan was found in the living room of the apartment, fully dressed in shorts, T-shirt and shoes. His wallet and personal items were with him, said the coroner. It is the sixth homicide recorded in Hattiesburg this year.

Logan, who was a U.S. Army veteran and had attended West Point Military Academy in New York, was due to graduate from USM in December with a major in international business and a minor in German. His funeral will be Monday in Hattiesburg, with a memorial service in Vicksburg Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church off Fisher Ferry Road.

statue of Forrest. The bronze figure of Forrest astride a horse is one of Tennessee’s largest historical statues. For his fans, the landmark honors a hard-charging leader who preferred to attack at all costs, even against an enemy in retreat or near surrender. “He was probably the world’s greatest general,” Dorris said of Forrest. “His country asked him to do this, and he did what was asked of him.” For others, he rankles. Jerald Peterson, who is black, took offense with

others who looked on at the celebration from a distance. “To me it looked like a prejudiced affair,” he said. Forrest’s iron will and toughness are legendary. Jack Hurst, author of “Nathan Bedford Forrest: A Biography,” says Forrest was the only soldier in either Civil War army to rise from private to lieutenant general, killing 30 Union soldiers in hand-to-hand combat in the process. Hurst quotes Union Gen. William Sherman as calling Forrest a “devil” who should be hunted down and killed.

Forrest Continued from Page A7. later announced he wouldn’t run.) Or in 2008, a Florida school board considered stripping Forrest’s name off a high school. (They didn’t.) Or in 2005, when Memphis ended up rejecting an effort to rename Forrest Park, the scene of last week’s celebration and the burial place of the Confederate cavalryman. Dore Dorris — a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy wearing a white-and-black dress buttoned to the neck — was among the women who laid a wreath before the 20-foot

public meetings this week Monday • Warren County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Warren County Courthouse, BOS meeting room, third floor • Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen, 10 a.m., Room 109, City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St. • Warren County Port Commission, 3 p.m., Guaranty

Bank & Trust building, 1900 Cherry St., second floor • Forum for Republican candidates for office in 2011, 5:30 p.m., Vicksburg City Auditorium Tuesday • Vicksburg Main Street Board of Directors, 8:45 a.m., City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St.

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• Vicksburg Housing Authority Commission, 5 p.m., 113 Elizabeth Circle Wednesday • Vicksburg Convention Center and Auditorium Advisory Board, 8 a.m., Vicksburg Convention Center, 1600 Mulberry St.

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when deputies responded to an unrelated altercation at the apartment complex and saw him there watching the goings-on. Parker was being held without bond pending an initial hearing Monday, Pace said.

Three people injured in two county wrecks Two wrecks reported Friday night sent three people to River Region Medical Center, said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. At 9:40 p.m., David Matthew Cochran, 20, 20 Post Oak Drive, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet pickup on Ring Road near Jeff Davis Road

when he lost control of truck and it overturned, Pace said. At 9:45 p.m., April Kelly, 30, 72 Archie Drive, was westbound on Warriors Trail near Newmans Road when an animal ran in front of her car, Pace said. The vehicle hit a tree when Kelly veered off the road to avoid the animal. Her mother, Ada Kelly of the same address, whose age was not available, was a passenger in the front seat of the car. Cochran, April Kelly and Ada Kelly were treated and released, said hospital spokesman Diane Gawronski.

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Continued from Page A1. been found, but “several shell casings found in the club appear to have come from a medium- to large-caliber gun.” “Individuals have given us information to indicate there was only one gunman and others have said there were two, but we can’t tell yet,” Dent said. Investigators were

still talking with witnesses, he said. He said ballistics tests would help determine how many weapons were used. Dent said at least one of the shots appeared to have been fired just inside the front door and others were throughout the club, though he said investigations had

not shown yet whether the injuries were random or intended for the two victims. Investigations had shown that a hired security officer was at the bar and at least 50 people — the maximum allowed — were inside the club when the shooting occurred, Dent said. The club, he said, has been

a point of interest for months because of complaints of loud music and remaining open after-hours. Dent said a decision on whether the city might permanently close the club, where a beating was reported early this year, would not be made until after the investigation into Sat-

urday night’s shooting was complete. By city ordinance, if the police department wants an establishment closed because it is considered a danger, approval must come from the City of Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen.


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Gustavo E. Davico Gustavo E. Davico passed away on June 30, 2011, in Vicksburg, where he resided. He was born Sept. 30, 1961, in Cordoba, Argentina. In 1987, Gustavo received his undergraduate degree and, in 1992, his doctorate in chemGustavo E. istry from Davico the National University of Córdoba. During 1993-95 and 1998-2000, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Colorado. In 2000, Gustavo joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Idaho (UI) in Moscow, Idaho, as an assistant professor. He researched the development of new techniques in physical organic chemistry. For example, he identified a better way to convert methane from natural gas to methanol. He collaborated with colleagues around the world and published his discoveries in top chemistry journals. Gustavo also was a gifted teacher. He frequently received glowing evaluations from students. In 2008, Gustavo joined the Environmental Lab at the Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, which provides science, technology and expertise in engineering and environmental sciences to other government agencies. He worked on numerous projects and supervised other staff. Gustavo was an avid photographer. He liked to talk about the origins of the universe, which he could do in English, Spanish, Italian and German. His training gave him special expertise, but he always demonstrated great patience with his friends who were not scientists. Gustavo was proud to be a naturalized U.S. citizen, but he remained very Argentine. With his friends, he loved to share barbecue beef, red





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Continued from Page A1. by a nonexistent nanny. With credit for the nearly three years she’s spent in jail since August 2008 and good behavior, she had only days remaining when she was sentenced July 7. The case drew national attention ever since Caylee was reported missing. Cable network HLN aired the entire trial, with pundit Nancy Grace dissecting the case nightly. Vitriol poured into social networking sites when Casey Anthony was acquitted of murder, with observers posting angry messages on Twitter and Facebook’s “I Hate Casey Anthony” page. Outraged lawmakers responded by proposing so-called Caylee’s laws that would allow authorities to prosecute parents who don’t quickly report missing children. And many still speculate about what really happened to Caylee: Was she suffocated with duct tape by her mother, as prosecutors argued? Or did she drown in an accident that snowballed out of control, as defense


attorneys contended? As for her plans, it’s not clear where Anthony will stay or what she will do next. Her relationship with her parents, George and Cindy, has been strained since defense attorneys accused George Anthony of molesting Casey when she was young. They also said George Anthony made Caylee’s death look like a homicide after the girl accidentally drowned in the family pool. Caylee’s remains were found in December 2008 in woods near the home Casey Anthony shared with her parents. George Anthony has denied covering up her death and denied molesting Casey Anthony when she was a child. Baez had argued during trial that the alleged abuse resulted in psychological issues that caused her to lie and act without apparent remorse after Caylee’s death. Prosecutors alleged that Anthony suffocated her daughter with duct tape because motherhood interfered with her lust for a carefree life of partying with

wine and hours of conversation. He was a loving, supportive father to his sons, Ezequiel (Zeke), 22, and Guido, 19, who live in Washington and Maryland, respectively. Gustavo is survived in Argentina by four siblings, Pablo, Fernando, Carlos and Silvina; and his parents, Haydee and Pedro. A memorial service will be held on July 19, 2011, at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Vicksburg, 1607 Cherry St. Interment will take place in Argentina. Memorial contributions can be sent to the American Red Cross.

William Jones Jr. William Jones Jr. of Kings died Friday, July 15, 2011. He was 20. Mr. Jones was a member of Bethlehem M. B. Church. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge.

Lance Christopher Logan COLUMBIA — Lance Christopher Logan, 24, a senior at the University of Southern Mississippi, died Thursday July 14, 2011. He was the victim of a homicide. Lance was born in Memphis, Tenn. He was the beloved son of Jim and Judy Ward of Columbia, Miss., and of the late Hubert Logan Lance Christopher and Sandy Logan Logan of West Memphis, Ark. He graduated from St. Aloysius High School in Vicksburg, where he was president of the student body. At St. Al., he was also co-captain of the basketball team, a section leader in the marching band and member of the track and quiz bowl teams. He was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by his classmates. He participated in Boys’ State, where he was elected speaker of the House of Representatives, and received the “Best Representative” award. While on active duty with the United States Army, he received the National Defense Medal and the Global War on Terrorism

friends and spending time with her boyfriend. However, some jurors have told various media outlets that the state didn’t prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt as required for a conviction — although most have added that they don’t think Casey Anthony is innocent. Defense attorneys and sheriff’s officials have not said where Anthony is heading. “She is safer in jail than she is out here,” said Mike Quiroz, who drove from Miami to spend his 22nd birthday outside the jail. “She better watch her butt. She is known all over the world.” Lamar Jordan said he felt a pit in his stomach when he saw Anthony walking out of jail. “The fact that she is being let out, the fact that it is her child and she didn’t say what happened, made me sick,” Jordan said. What Anthony will do to make a living also remains unknown. Anthony, a high school dropout, hasn’t had a job since 2006, when she was


Service Medal and qualified as a sharpshooter. He graduated from the United States Military Academy Prep School and attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. At West Point, he completed cadet basic training, and was a member of the drum-line and the inline hockey team. At USM, he was an international business major, with a minor in German. He served as the 2010-2011 vice president of the Student Government Association. He had planned to graduate in December 2011 and to attend law school following graduation. He was an alumnus of the Kappa Alpha Order, and a recipient of KA’s Maltese Cross for military service. He was a graduate of the Kappa Alpha Emerging Leader’s Academy at Washington and Lee University. He was also a member of Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity. During periods when classes were not in session, he was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District. Lance was a communicant of St. Michael Catholic Church in Vicksburg and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Jackson Diocesan Youth Council. In Hattiesburg he worshiped at



a vendor at Universal Studios theme park. A large segment of the public has seethed since Anthony’s acquittal, believing she had something to do with her daughter’s death. Her attorneys have said she has received numerous threats, including an email with a manipulated photo showing their client with a bullet hole in her forehead. Security experts have said Anthony will need to hole up inside a safe house protected by bodyguards, perhaps for weeks, in case someone tries to make good on one of those threats. One attorney, Charles Greene, said Friday that Anthony was emotionally unstable and needed “a little breathing room” after her draining two-month trial. The lies that were the basis of her conviction on the misdemeanor charges began in mid-July 2008, about a month after Caylee was last seen alive. Around the time the girl disappeared, Casey Anthony had begun staying with friends and not with her parents. When Anthony’s

mother Cindy began asking about Caylee, Anthony told her she was staying with a nanny named Zanny. In mid-July, George and Cindy Anthony were notified that their car had been impounded after it was abandoned in a check-cashing store’s parking lot. When the picked up the car, George Anthony — a former police officer — and the impound lot manager both said it smelled like a dead body had been inside. Cindy Anthony then tracked down her daughter at a friend’s apartment and when she couldn’t produce Caylee, called the sheriff’s office on July 15, 2008. The court found she lied to investigators about working at the Universal Studios theme park, about leaving her daughter with Zanny, about telling two friends that Caylee had been kidnapped and about receiving a phone call from her.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Lance was an accomplished musician and played piano, guitar and drums. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, travel and performing standup comedy. He was an avid runner and had completed two half-marathons. He is survived by his fiancée, Allie Barfield of Vicksburg; his brother, Jared Myers, sister-in-law Crystal Myers and nephew Grayson Myers, all of Catonsville, Md.; and a host of other family and friends. A funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2011 at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hattiesburg. The burial, with military honors, will follow the service at 1 p.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia. The Revs. P.J. Curley and Martin Gillespie will officiate. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Vicksburg. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 tonight at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia and on Monday, from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Lance Logan Memorial Boys’ State

Scholarship, P.O. Box 688, Jackson, MS 39205; Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfry Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256; and West Point Association of Graduates, 698 Mills Road, West Point, NY 10996. Arrangements are under the direction of Hathorn Funeral Home of Columbia.

Lenzie L. Middleton Lenzie L. Middleton of Bovina died Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at St. Dominic’s Medical Center in Jackson. He was 71. Mr. Middleton was a retired diesel mechanic and pastor of Jesus Christ Apostolic Temple. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge.

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 Monday-Wednesday Scattered thunderstorms; highs in the upper-80s; lows in the 70s

STATE FORECAST today Partly cloudy early with scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon; chance of rain 50 percent Monday-Wednesday Scattered thunderstorms; highs in the upper-80s; lows in the 70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 89º Low/past 24 hours............... 74º Average temperature......... 82º Normal this date................... 82º Record low..............66º in 1926 Record high......... 102º in 2000 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.3 inch This month..............1.31 inches Total/year.............. 21.68 inches Normal/month......1.87 inches Normal/year........ 31.86 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Monday: A.M. Active............................ 7:20 A.M. Most active................. 1:08 P.M. Active............................. 7:42 P.M. Most active.................. 1:31 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:09 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:09 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:08

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 34.3 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 14.4 | Change: -1.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 16.9 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 15.3 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 3.7 | Change: NC Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.2 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................81.6 River....................................81.5


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Cairo, Ill. Monday.................................. 32.5 Tuesday.................................. 31.4 Wednesday........................... 30.4 Memphis Monday.................................. 19.1 Tuesday.................................. 18.4 Wednesday........................... 18.0 Greenville Monday.................................. 36.6 Tuesday.................................. 36.4 Wednesday........................... 36.2



Vicksburg Monday.................................. 33.6 Tuesday.................................. 33.3 Wednesday........................... 33.2


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Mayor Continued from Page A1. There is a certain segment of the community hellbent on making him fail.” Winfield, however, said he’s thankful for his critics. Without them, he said, “It’s very hard for one to know (what) to do better.” He also talked about other issues: • Relationship with the county: Winfield said the city enjoys a good working relationship with Warren County, citing the county’s assistance with the Green Meadow levee. A group of business owners along U.S. 61 in May raised parts of a milelong section of abandoned rail lines west of the Green Meadow neighborhood in South Vicksburg by about 2 feet to hold back floodwaters. The dirt was donated by Cappaert Enterprises and trucked in by Warren County Road Department personnel. City trucks and a bulldozer arrived three days later to help build the levee west of subdivision. “While we were fighting here with the sea wall (City Front floodwall), and did not have the manpower to go to Green Meadows, the supervisors were instrumental in helping procure county trucks to move the dirt,” Winfield said. He said the failure last month of a proposed city/ county garbage collection plan has not changed his mind about that relationship. The city and county had talked about combining contracts under one hauler, and a joint contract was included in the bid specifications for the contract. County officials, however, did not continue the discussions and faded out of the proposed plan. George said at the time the city approved its contract with Waste Management that the county had been waiting to see what the city would do. Warren County Board of Supervisors President Richard George characterized the county’s relationship with the city as good. “We don’t have a problem,” he said. City and county officials had a tenuous relationship under Leyens. • The budget: Winfield said the city’s budget is in good shape, but declining casino and sales tax revenues might force the Board of Mayor and Aldermen “to make some tough decisions about finances” during coming budget meetings.

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City accountant Doug Whittington, from left, purchasing director Tim Smith, Mayor Paul Winfield and city attorney Lee Davis Thames meet in the mayor’s office. The city’s new fiscal year will begin Oct. 1. He said the city had spent more than $500,000 in overtime, debris collection, leasing and other services from the flood fight. With the recent federal disaster assistance declaration, he said, the city might recover some of that money. Winfield said when he took office that his plan to reorganize city government would reduce the cost of operations by cutting the city’s 30 departments to 12. He said the flood forced him to postpone further implementation of the plan, adding that he has discussed reorganization with the aldermen and other city officials. “I do anticipate moving forward with my action plan,” he said. “We have got to get serious about reorganization. • Economic development: Winfield points to the sale of the Vicksburg Mall and recent re-opening of the former Horizon Casino and Hotel as the Grand Station Hotel and Casino as highlights of his efforts to make the city more businessfriendly. He wants to create a planning and economic development department to recruit business and industry, help existing local businesses and encourage new business growth, he said. • Waste contract: Winfield said he wasn’t happy with the way the city’s contract with Waste Management Co. was approved — passage came in a meeting scheduled when he could not attend — but added the new contract means lower garbage fees for homeowners. He said the competition for the city’s solid waste business brought new companies to Vicksburg to compete for the commercial solid waste market. • Affordable housing: Winfield believes the city should be involved in housing initiatives. He said the city has in the past worked with housing groups like We Care on projects, and supports the first-time

homebuyer assistance program. The city also isworking with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Mississippi Home Corp. to find better housing for flood victims, he said. He said city officials are working on a buyout for the flooded areas, but wants to examine alternative housing programs to get people out of the flood zones and into better homes. • NRoute: While he believes there is a need in Vicksburg for public transportation, Winfield wants NRoute to better manage its finances. “We have reduced their allocation significantly to urge them to make good business decisions,” he said. Formed in 2006, NRoute was deigned to provide public transportation services to city residents, but has been plagued by financial problems. In 2009, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen cut the city’s allocation to NRoute from $225,000 to $135,000. He recalled that he requested audits of the books that showed no wrongdoing, but made recommendations for better operations. • Continuing education: Winfield began attending Tulane University’s 18-month Executive MBA Program in January to earn a master’s of business administration. The program is held on Tulane’s New Orleans campus. Classes are held on weekends, with two-weeklong intensive classes and an eight-day international seminar. Winfield attended one

week-long session in January, and said he’s paying for the program “out of my own pocket.” He chose Tulane because of the Freeman School of Business’ reputation, and, “I felt that in the long run, as far as professional development, it would make me a better businessman and a better mayor.” • Port Gibson ties: Winfield said he will remain as city attorney for Port Gibson. He said the Port Gibson Board of Aldermen meets the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m., “after hours” for Vicksburg. He said most of Vicksburg’s employees have second jobs. “Local governments, in many instances, have great benefits, but the pay is not necessarily all that great,” said Winfield, who is paid $85,085 a year as mayor. “I took a significant loss of income when I ran for mayor of Vicksburg, and I don’t regret it at all, because I enjoy serving the public.” • Back audits: The city is two years behind in its audits. Winfield said the city’s two-year backlog affects its ability to get grants and borrow money for projects like the proposed sports complex. “Audits let bond rating services know how healthy the city is financially,” he said. “We are in good shape, but the bond rating services don’t know that because they haven’t seen the audits.” City accountant Doug Whittington said the city has an A1 bond rating. He said the city’s 2008 audit should be completed in September, and the 2010 audit to be ready by February. • New home: Winfield and his wife, Malissa, bought the Fannie Peeples home on Mulvihill at Drummond Street and are renovating it. He said the gardens, which were a showplace in the city, will return, but the current priority is getting the house ready to move in. “The house was built in 1925 and has not been lived in for four or five years,” he said. “It needs work. And I have to fix the kitchen for the missus.”

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Lannan, Nationals take down Braves By The Associated Press

Title tilt 1 p.m. ESPN - Japan and the U.S. battle for the Women’s World Cup title today. Story/B4

Deer glands made me do it The North Korean World Cup team blames musk deer gland medicine for positive steroids tests. Story/B4

On TV Noon TNT - The Sprint Cup Series takes a spin on the 1.05-mile oval at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Story/B4

ATLANTA — John Lannan wants to be able to help the Nationals with his arm and his bat. For the first time this season, he was productive both ways. Lannan gave up two runs in 52⁄3 innings and had his first two hits of the season to lead Washington to a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. “Definitely a monkey off the back,” said Lannan, who also drove in two runs. “I want to help the team as much as possible. Lannan (6-6) earned the win eight days after he escaped with only a small cartilage break in his nose when he was hit by a line

drive. He was 0-for-32 this season before his basesloaded grounder made it through the middle to drive in two runs in the second inning. “Unbelievable,” Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. “I couldn’t believe that was his first hit. I thought about calling timeout and getting the ball.” Lannan added a single in the sixth after Wilson Ramos hit a two-run homer. Ramos had a run-scoring double in the second. A career .083 hitter, Lannan ended his seasonlong drought when his grounder bounced past Tommy Hanson and over second base, driving in Rick Ankiel, who walked, and Ramos.

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Washington Nationals baserunner Danny Espinosa, bottom, is safe at second base as Atlanta Braves shortstop Alex Gonzalez misses the tag Saturday. “I just had some fastballs to hit and I was able to make contact and get it through the infield,” Lannan said.

Lannan didn’t miss a start after being hit by Ty Wigginton’s line drive. Johnson called the left-hander “a


LAMAR ANTHONY Vicksburg cornerback won the 40-yard dash in the skills competition at the Mel Kiper Jr. 7-on-7 National Championship.

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Kyle Busch earns 100th NASCAR win

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 0-6-6 La. Pick 4: 8-2-1-7 Easy 5: 12-13-15-30-32 La. Lotto: 11-19-21-23-35-39 Powerball: 24-28-48-50-54 Powerball: 25; Power play: 3 Weekly results:B2

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Kirk takes Viking lead

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LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kyle Busch grabbed a souvenir for the victory lap he’d perfected 99 times before: A white “100” flag that rippled out the window of the No. 18 Toyota, one special number and a giant slice of NASCAR history. Whether purists like it or not, Busch joined an elite list in auto racing history, becoming the third NASCAR driver to win 100 races. Busch’s victory Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway also tied him with Mark Martin for first place in career Nationwide Series victories with 49. Busch has 22 wins in Sprint Cup and 29 in the Trucks Series. “It will stick out for a long time because it is No. 100,” Busch said. “This is certainly a special day.” It might not even be his biggest win this weekend if Busch can win the Sprint Cup race today. It might be hard to remember if Busch reaches his eventual goal of winning 200 races. Only “The King” has hit that whopping number. Richard Petty is NASCAR’s career leader with 200 wins and David Pearson is second with 106. Petty won all of his races at the Cup level. Pearson won 105 races in Cup and one in Nationwide. Busch has 100 wins spread over NASCAR’s top three national series.

tough kid from New Jersey” before the game. He actually

first tee for a third round that had been crowded with contenders. When he walked off the 18th green in short sleeves, he had a one-shot lead and was blinking in the bright sunshine over Royal St. George’s. There were 44 players within five shots of the lead going into the third round. Now there are 12. “If somebody had given me 69 before I was going out

MADISON — As the birdies mounted during Saturday’s third round of the Viking Classic, it looked as if Chris Kirk could do just about anything he wanted at Annandale Golf Club. Golf isn’t supposed to be this easy. But the 26-year-old PGA Tour rookie sure made it look that way. “I would never call it easy,” Kirk said. “But the conditions — there hasn’t been a whole lot of wind and Chris the greens Kirk are just absolutely perfect. If you hit your putt on line, it’s going to go in and that makes things a lot easier.” Kirk fired an 8-under 64 to take a one stroke lead going into the final round of the Viking Classic, just ahead of Sunghoon Kang, D.J. Trahan, George McNeill and Peter Lonard. Kirk made four birdies in a row on the back nine in an impressive showing for one of the tour’s most successful rookies this season. He finished second behind Phil Mickelson at the Shell Houston Open and ranks 51st on the money list. He won two Nationwide Tour events in 2010, finishing second on the tour’s money list to earn his PGA Tour card. With the world’s best golfers fighting brutal conditions at the British Open, the Viking Classic leaderboard is dotted with younger players taking advantage of their absence. Annandale’s soft fairways and greens have certainly been more inviting. Kang, a 24-year-old South Korean, is also in his rookie year on the PGA Tour. He’s played some of his best golf over the past couple weeks, making the cut at the U.S. Open and finishing a seasonbest 12th at the John Deere

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See Viking, Page B3.

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Darren Clarke reacts after putting a birdie on the 12th green during the third day of the British Open at Royal St George’s Saturday. Clarke has a one-shot lead over Dustin Johnson going into today’s final round.

Process of attrition Field of contenders at British Open shrinks as winds rage By The Associated Press SANDWICH, England — About the only predictable part of this British Open is the weather. The biggest surprise is the list of contenders for the claret jug. The weather was wild again Saturday, shifting from a raging wind to a gentle sea breeze, from a driving rain to brilliant sunshine, and leaving most of the field wet, tired and feeling as though they got the short end of the draw. That’s not unusual. More peculiar was seeing Darren Clarke atop the leaderboard after a 1-under 69, his first time in contention at any major in 10 years. Right behind was Dustin Johnson, who was 4 over through the opening 13 holes of this championship and somehow wound up in the final group. Thomas Bjorn, who threw away the British Open eight years ago at Royal St. George’s, was the first alternate at the start of the week and now is only three shots behind. There’s also a 22-year-old who plays without fear and makes it look fun — only it’s not U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, but Rickie Fowler — “Little

On TV 6 a.m. ESPN Final round, British Open 2 p.m. ABC (encore)

Leaderboard Darren Clarke . . . . . . . . . . -5 Dustin Johnson . . . . . . . . -4 Rickie Fowler . . . . . . . . . . . -2 Thomas Bjorn . . . . . . . . . . -2 Miguel Angel Jimenez . -1 Lucas Glover . . . . . . . . . . . -1 Anthony Kim . . . . . . . . . . . . E Phil Mickelson . . . . . . . . . . E Anders Hansen . . . . . . . . . . E George Coetzee . . . . . . . . . E Davis Love III . . . . . . . . . . . . E Martin Kaymer . . . . . . . . . . E Complete scores/B2

Dustin Johnson hits a shot on the 17th fairway during the third day of the British Open. Rickie” as they call him in these parts. Could anyone have predicted these storylines at the start of the week? “No,” Johnson replied. “I was playing pretty well, but you never know, especially coming into a British Open.”

At least today might be a little easier to sort out. Clarke escaped the worst of the raging weather Saturday, leaving him far less traffic on his unlikely road to a claret jug. He was dressed in full rain gear when he walked to the


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING Noon TNT - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Lenox Industrial Tools 301 CYCLING 7 a.m. Versus - Tour de France, stage 15, Limoux to Montepellier, France GOLF 5 a.m. ESPN - British Open Championship 1 p.m. TGC - Nationwide Tour, Chiquita Classic 3 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Viking Classic MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon TBS - Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets Noon WGN - Chicago White Sox at Detroit 7 p.m. ESPN - Boston at Tampa Bay MOTORSPORTS 7 a.m. Speed - MotoGP World Championship, German Grand Prix SOCCER 1 p.m. ESPN - FIFA, Women’s World Cup, championship match, Japan vs. United States


from staff & AP reports

Minor League Baseball Harrilchak, Avilan guide M-Braves into win column Cory Harrilchak drove in two runs and Luis Avilan pitched a six-inning four-hitter to pace the Mississippi Braves to a 5-2 victory over the Tennessee Smokies on Saturday at Trustmark Park. Benino Pruneda got two outs in the ninth to earn the save.

scoreboard MLB American League East Division

W Boston...........................56 New York.......................54 Tampa Bay....................50 Toronto..........................47 Baltimore.......................37

July 17 1941 — Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak of 56 games is stopped by Al Smith and Jim Bagby of the Indians before 67,000 at Cleveland. 1974 — Bob Gibson strikes out Cesar Geronimo of the Reds in the second inning to become the second pitcher in major league history to record 3,000 strikeouts. 1983 — Bobby Hebert passes for 314 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Michigan Panthers to a 24-22 win over the Philadelphia Stars in the first USFL championship game. 2005 — Tiger Woods records another ruthless performance at St. Andrews, closing with a 2-under 70 to win the British Open for his 10th career major. He wins by five shots, the largest margin in any major since Woods won by eight at St. Andrews five years ago. He joins Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win the career Grand Slam twice.

Pct .533 .521 .489 .467 .404

GB — 1 4 6 12

Pct GB .564 — .537 2 1/2 .462 9 1/2 .432 12 1/2

National League East Division

W St. Louis........................50 Pittsburgh......................48 Milwaukee......................49 Cincinnati.......................46 Chicago.........................38 Houston.........................31


L 41 44 50 54

Pct GB .609 — .593 1 1/2 .543 6 .495 10 1/2 .407 18 1/2

Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Toronto 1 Boston 9, Tampa Bay 5 Chicago White Sox 5, Detroit 0 L.A. Angels 4, Oakland 2, 1st game Baltimore 6, Cleveland 5 Minnesota 4, Kansas City 3 Oakland 4, L.A. Angels 3, 9 innings, 2nd game Texas at Seattle, (n) Today’s Games Chicago White Sox (Humber 8-5) at Detroit (Penny 6-6), 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 0-2) at Toronto (C.Villanueva 5-1), 12:07 p.m. Cleveland (J.Gomez 0-1) at Baltimore (Atkins 0-0), 12:35 p.m. Kansas City (F.Paulino 1-2) at Minnesota (Duensing 6-7), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Pineiro 5-3) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 8-6), 3:05 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 7-7) at Seattle (Beavan 1-0), 3:10 p.m. Boston (Beckett 8-3) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 4-4), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Cleveland at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m., 1st game Boston at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m., 2nd game

Re-establishing the union and figuring out exactly what it will take to for nine NFL players including Tom Brady to settle their antitrust suit against the league are among key issues blocking a deal to end the lockout, people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday. Even after owners and players made significant progress this week, potential sticking points remain, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are supposed to remain confidential. The unresolved matters also include how the TV networks case, in which the players accused the owners of setting up “lockout insurance,” will be settled. Among the parts mostly squared away: • how the more than $9 billion in annual league revenues will be divided; • a rookie salary system; • free agency rules. The NFL’s first work stoppage since 1987 began in March, when owners locked out players after negotiations broke down and the old collective bargaining agreement expired.


L 43 45 48 49 56

West Division

W Texas.............................53 Los Angeles..................51 Seattle...........................43 Oakland.........................41

W Philadelphia...................58 Atlanta...........................55 New York.......................47 Washington....................47 Florida............................45

ANKARA, Turkey — New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams said on Twitter that he has officially signed with Turkey’s Besiktas. The All-Star guard has posted a picture of Friday’s agreement with Besiktas bearing his signature on his Twitter account. Williams said on Twitter: “just made it official, headed to Turkey... signed with Besiktas.” Williams averaged 20.1 points and 10.3 assists for the Nets and the Utah Jazz last season.

L 36 37 42 48 54

Central Division

W Cleveland.......................49 Detroit............................49 Chicago.........................46 Minnesota......................43 Kansas City...................38

NFL Lawsuit, NFLPA’s status unresolved

NBA Deron Williams said he signed with Besiktas

The Vicksburg Post

L 35 39 46 47 49

Central Division L 44 44 45 48 57 63

West Division

W San Francisco...............54 Arizona..........................50 Colorado........................45 Los Angeles..................42 San Diego.....................41

L 41 44 48 52 54

Pct GB .624 — .585 3 1/2 .505 11 .500 11 1/2 .479 13 1/2 Pct GB .532 — .522 1 .521 1 .489 4 .400 12 1/2 .330 19 Pct GB .568 — .532 3 1/2 .484 8 .447 11 1/2 .432 13

Saturday’s Games Florida 13, Chicago Cubs 3 N.Y. Mets 11, Philadelphia 2 Houston 6, Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 1 Washington 5, Atlanta 2 Arizona 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Milwaukee at Colorado, 7:10 p.m. San Diego 11, San Francisco 3 Today’s Games Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 4-4) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 5-8), 12:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 9-3) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 3-4), 12:10 p.m. Washington (Gorzelanny 2-6) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 12-3), 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Correia 11-7) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 6-6), 1:05 p.m. Florida (Volstad 5-8) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 1-3), 1:20 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 7-3) at Colorado (Cook 0-4), 2:10 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 8-5) at San Diego (Latos 5-10), 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 6-9) at Arizona (D.Hudson 9-5), 3:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. Washington at Houston, 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. Milwaukee at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.


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St. Louis Cincinnati ab r h bi Descals 3b 5 0 1 0 Stubbs cf Jay cf 4 1 3 1 Renteri ss Pujols 1b 4 1 1 3 Votto 1b Hollidy lf 3 0 0 0 BPhllps 2b Brkmn rf 4 0 1 0 Bruce rf Freese 3b 3 0 0 0 Rolen 3b Punto 3b 0 0 0 0 Heisey lf Theriot ss 0 0 0 0 Bray p YMolin c 4 0 0 0 Hanign c Crpntr p 3 0 1 0 Arroyo p Rasms ph 0 0 0 0 Ondrsk p Salas p 0 0 0 0 JGoms ph Schmkr 2b 4 2 1 0 LeCure p FLewis lf

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Totals 34 4 8 4 Totals 35 1 8 1 St. Louis...................................000 030 100 — 4 Cincinnati.................................001 000 000 — 1 E—C.Carpenter (3), Punto (2), Descalso (5), Arroyo (2). DP—St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 1. LOB— St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 10. 2B—C.Carpenter (3), Stubbs (14), Renteria (4). HR—Pujols (20). IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis C.Carpenter W,5-7 8 7 1 1 3 7 Salas S,17-20 1 1 0 0 0 1 Cincinnati Arroyo L,7-8 6 2-3 8 4 4 2 5 Ondrusek 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 LeCure 1 1-3 0 0 0 1 1 Bray 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 Umpires—Home, Mike Winters; First, Mike Everitt; Second, Chris Guccione; Third, Mike Muchlinski. T—2:48. A—40,204 (42,319).

Minor League Baseball Southern League North Division

W Chattanooga (Dodgers).14 Carolina (Reds).............10 Huntsville (Brewers)......10 Jackson (Mariners)........10 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......10

L 9 12 12 13 13

Pct. .609 .455 .455 .435 .435

GB — 3 1/2 3 1/2 4 4

South Division

W L Pct. GB Mobile (Diamondbacks).17 6 .739 — Montgomery (Rays).......12 10 .545 4 1/2 Mississippi (Braves)...11 12 .478 6 x-B-ham (White Sox)....10 13 .435 7 Jacksonville (Marlins)....9 13 .409 7 1/2 x-clinched first half ——— Saturday’s Games Jackson 4, Carolina 3 Mississippi 5, Tennessee 2 Chattanooga 5, Mobile 2 Jacksonville 7, Birmingham 1 Montgomery 5, Huntsville 4 Today’s Games Jackson at Carolina, 1 p.m. Mobile at Chattanooga, 1:15 p.m. Jacksonville at Birmingham, 5 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi, 5:05 p.m. Huntsville at Montgomery, 5:05 p.m., 1st game Huntsville at Montgomery, 7:35 p.m., 2nd game Monday’s Games Jackson at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Mobile at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Huntsville at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m.

Auto Racing Nationwide-New England 200 Results Saturday

At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (5) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 206 laps, 131.2 rating, 0 points. 2. (2) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 206, 132.6, 0. 3. (12) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 206, 101.1, 0. 4. (14) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 206, 106.7, 41. 5. (4) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 206, 101.3, 39. 6. (13) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 206, 87.5, 39. 7. (18) Michael Annett, Toyota, 206, 92.7, 37. 8. (1) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 206, 117.6, 0. 9. (17) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 206, 88.6, 35. 10. (8) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 206, 90.9, 34. 11. (16) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 206, 80.8, 33. 12. (15) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 206, 83.9, 32. 13. (7) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 206, 116.5, 32. 14. (20) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 206, 76.7, 30. 15. (6) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 206, 100.8, 29. 16. (19) Mikey Kile, Chevrolet, 206, 74.6, 28. 17. (9) Brian Scott, Toyota, 206, 79.2, 27. 18. (25) Blake Koch, Dodge, 205, 63.7, 26. 19. (26) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 205, 64.1, 25. 20. (23) Eric McClure, Chevrolet, 204, 63.1, 24. 21. (27) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, 202, 55.3, 23. 22. (28) Charles Lewandoski, Chevrolet, 202, 50, 22. 23. (24) Timmy Hill, Ford, 202, 50.1, 21. 24. (36) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, 202, 49.6, 20. 25. (39) Angela Cope, Chevrolet, 200, 42.3, 19. 26. (35) Matt Frahm, Ford, 198, 40, 18. 27. (22) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, accident, 196, 62.8, 17. 28. (21) Andrew Ranger, Ford, accident, 196, 64.8, 16. 29. (3) Joey Logano, Toyota, accident, 196, 97.4, 0. 30. (11) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 176, 73.2, 14. 31. (31) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, engine, 112, 52.2, 13. 32. (34) Dennis Setzer, Dodge, ignition, 110, 37, 12. 33. (30) David Green, Chevrolet, ignition, 109, 42.7, 11. 34. (10) Carl Edwards, Ford, engine, 56, 78.6, 0. 35. (42) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Dodge, engine, 45, 34.8, 9. 36. (40) Carl Long, Ford, brakes, 37, 41.7, 8. 37. (29) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, power steering, 25, 34.7, 7. 38. (38) Johnny Chapman, Chevrolet, brakes, 12, 34.1, 6. 39. (33) Chase Miller, Chevrolet, ignition, 9, 37, 5. 40. (41) Danny Efland, Ford, rear gear, 7, 33, 4. 41. (32) Tim Andrews, Chevrolet, rear gear, 7, 33.2, 3. 42. (37) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, engine, 5, 30.5, 2. ——— Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 92.221 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 21 minutes, 48 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.304 seconds. Caution Flags: 9 for 48 laps. Lead Changes: 9 among 7 drivers. Lap Leaders: K.Harvick 1-34; C.Edwards 35-37; T.Bayne 38-95; K.Harvick 96-120; K.Wallace 121125; R.Stenhouse Jr. 126-129; B.Keselowski 130151; R.Stenhouse Jr. 152-173; K.Busch 174-206. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Harvick, 2 times for 59 laps; T.Bayne, 1 time for 58 laps; K.Busch, 1 time for 33 laps; R.Stenhouse Jr., 2 times for 26 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 22 laps; K.Wallace, 1 time for 5 laps; C.Edwards, 1 time for 3 laps. Top 10 in Points: 1. E.Sadler, 673; 2. R.Sorenson, 666; 3. R.Stenhouse Jr., 655; 4. J.Allgaier, 632; 5. A.Almirola, 592; 6. J.Leffler, 582; 7. K.Wallace, 571; 8. S.Wallace, 525; 9. M.Annett, 520; 10. B.Scott, 510. ———

Camping World TruckCoca-Cola 200 Results Saturday

At Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa Lap length: .875 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (11) Matt Crafton, Chevrolet, 200 laps, 119 rating, 47 points. 2. (5) Austin Dillon, Chevrolet, 200, 144.5, 44. 3. (1) David Mayhew, Chevrolet, 200, 118, 42. 4. (6) Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet, 200, 113.3, 41. 5. (2) Joey Coulter, Chevrolet, 200, 115.6, 39. 6. (14) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 200, 92.4, 38. 7. (3) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 200, 100, 37. 8. (10) Nelson Piquet Jr., Chevrolet, 200, 97, 36. 9. (32) David Starr, Toyota, 200, 76.9, 35. 10. (21) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 200, 82.6, 35. 11. (4) Timothy Peters, Toyota, 200, 82.6, 33. 12. (9) Justin Lofton, Toyota, 200, 74.8, 32. 13. (13) Steve Arpin, Chevrolet, 200, 71.9, 31. 14. (7) Brian Ickler, Toyota, 200, 75.7, 0. 15. (12) Miguel Paludo, Toyota, 200, 66.3, 29. 16. (19) Brendan Gaughan, Toyota, 200, 58.7, 28. 17. (20) Clay Rogers, Chevrolet, 200, 60.6, 27. 18. (23) Ryan Sieg, Chevrolet, 200, 52, 26.

19. (18) Ron Hornaday Jr., Chevrolet, 199, 62.2, 25. 20. (17) Max Papis, Toyota, 198, 45.2, 24. 21. (25) Dakoda Armstrong, Chevrolet, 198, 44, 23. 22. (8) Parker Kligerman, Dodge, 198, 81.4, 22. 23. (27) Jamie Dick, Chevrolet, 196, 38.5, 21. 24. (28) Caleb Roark, Chevrolet, 194, 34.5, 20. 25. (16) Jason White, Chevrolet, 190, 63.4, 19. 26. (30) Norm Benning, Chevrolet, 183, 28.5, 18. 27. (22) Ricky Carmichael, Chevrolet, accident, 152, 48.6, 17. 28. (15) Justin Marks, Chevrolet, accident, 101, 45.8, 16. 29. (24) Jack Smith, Ford, accident, 86, 31.3, 0. 30. (26) Mike Garvey, Chevrolet, brakes, 46, 36, 14. 31. (29) Todd Peck, Chevrolet, brakes, 34, 29.3, 13. 32. (31) Greg Seevers, Chevrolet, overheating, 3, 29.1, 0. ——— Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 98.934 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 46 minutes, 11 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.337 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 32 laps. Lead Changes: 6 among 5 drivers. Lap Leaders: D.Mayhew 1-21; J.Sauter 22-29; A.Dillon 30-155; T.Bodine 156-160; M.Crafton 161187; A.Dillon 188; M.Crafton 189-200. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): A.Dillon, 2 times for 127 laps; M.Crafton, 2 times for 39 laps; D.Mayhew, 1 time for 21 laps; J.Sauter, 1 time for 8 laps; T.Bodine, 1 time for 5 laps. Top 10 in Points: 1. J.Sauter, 388; 2. A.Dillon, 366; 3. C.Whitt, 362; 4. J.Buescher, 352; 5. M.Crafton, 344; 6. T.Peters, 341; 7. R.Hornaday Jr., 335; 8. P.Kligerman, 334; 9. J.Coulter, 331; 10. B.Gaughan, 315. ———

Sprint Cup-Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race today At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 135.232. 2. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 135.064. 3. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 134.763. 4. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 134.34. 5. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 134.15. 6. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 134.122. 7. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 134.075. 8. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 133.788. 9. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 133.778. 10. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 133.755. 11. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 133.717. 12. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 133.595. 13. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 133.45. 14. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 133.431. 15. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 133.408. 16. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 133.361. 17. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 133.114. 18. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 133.096. 19. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 133.026. 20. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 132.993. 21. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 132.938. 22. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 132.905. 23. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 132.845. 24. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 132.725. 25. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 132.702. 26. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 132.665. 27. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 132.531. 28. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 132.402. 29. (30) David Stremme, Chevrolet, 132.232. 30. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 132.131. 31. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 132.126. 32. (51) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 131.888. 33. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 131.406. 34. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 131.401. 35. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 131.306. 36. (55) Jeff Green, Ford, 131.175. 37. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 130.977. 38. (38) J.J. Yeley, Ford, 130.95. 39. (60) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 130.761. 40. (46) Erik Darnell, Chevrolet, 130.184. 41. (32) Mike Bliss, Ford, 129.98. 42. (7) Scott Wimmer, Dodge, Owner Points. 43. (71) Andy Lally, Ford, 129.913.

Failed to Qualify 44. (37) Tony Raines, Ford, 129.692. 45. (81) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, 129.116. 46. (92) Dennis Setzer, Chevrolet, 129.02.

Cycling 2011 Tour de France Stages

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

GOLF British Open Scores Saturday

At Royal St. George’s Golf Club Sandwich, England Purse: $7.97 million Yardage: 7,211; Par: 70 (a-amateur)

Third Round Darren Clarke...................68-68-69 Dustin Johnson................70-68-68 Rickie Fowler....................70-70-68 Thomas Bjorn...................65-72-71 Miguel Angel Jimenez......66-71-72 Lucas Glover....................66-70-73 Anthony Kim.....................72-68-70 Phil Mickelson..................70-69-71 Anders Hansen................69-69-72 George Coetzee...............69-69-72

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Davis Love III...................70-68-72 Martin Kaymer..................68-69-73 Zach Johnson...................72-68-71 Ryan Palmer....................68-71-72 Tom Lehman....................71-67-73 Chad Campbell................69-68-74 Raphael Jacquelin............74-67-71 Simon Dyson....................68-72-72 Webb Simpson.................66-74-72 Steve Stricker...................69-71-72 Adam Scott.......................69-70-73 Fredrik Jacobson..............70-70-73 Y.E. Yang.........................71-69-73 Charl Schwartzel..............71-67-75 Tom Watson.....................72-70-72 Trevor Immelman.............70-72-72 Charles Howell III.............71-70-73 Richard Green..................70-71-73 Sergio Garcia...................70-70-74 Rory McIlroy.....................71-69-74 Robert Rock.....................69-71-74 Pablo Larrazabal..............68-70-76 Bo Van Pelt......................73-69-73 Bubba Watson..................69-72-74 Yuta Ikeda........................69-71-75 a-Tom Lewis.....................65-74-76 Louis Oosthuizen.............72-70-74 Richard McEvoy...............69-72-75 Seung-Yul Noh.................69-72-75 Robert Allenby..................69-72-75 Gary Woodland................75-68-74 a-Peter Uihlein.................71-71-75 Mark Wilson.....................74-68-75 Gary Boyd........................71-70-76 Jason Day........................71-70-76 Kyle Stanley.....................68-72-77 Jeff Overton......................68-71-78 K.J. Choi...........................71-72-75 Henrik Stenson.................72-71-75 Jim Furyk..........................72-70-76 Kenneth Ferrie.................71-71-76 Stewart Cink.....................70-71-77 Stephen Gallacher...........70-71-77 Rory Sabbatini..................71-70-77 Ryan Moore......................69-74-76 Floris De Vries.................70-73-76 Edoardo Molinari..............69-74-76 Harrison Frazar................72-70-77 Gregory Bourdy................73-70-77 Simon Khan......................71-72-77 Fredrik Andersson Hed....68-75-77 Ricky Barnes....................68-74-78 Paul Casey.......................74-69-78 Gregory Havret.................72-71-78 Bill Haas...........................72-70-79 Justin Rose......................72-70-79 Joost Luiten......................73-69-79 Spencer Levin..................72-69-81 Matthew Millar..................71-72-80 Paul Lawrie......................73-70-81 Jung-Gon Hwang.............68-74-83 ———

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At Annandale Golf Club Madison, Miss. Purse: $3.6 million Yardage: 7,199; Par 72

Third Round Chris Kirk..........................67-67-64 Sunghoon Kang...............65-70-64 D.J. Trahan......................68-65-66 George McNeill................67-65-67 Peter Lonard....................65-65-69 Jim Renner.......................69-69-62 Tom Pernice, Jr...............66-67-67 Hunter Haas.....................66-64-70 Bud Cauley.......................68-67-66 Chez Reavie.....................66-68-67 Tommy Gainey.................67-67-67 Blake Adams....................72-62-67 Kevin Kisner.....................68-64-69 Woody Austin...................68-69-65 Scott Piercy......................67-67-68 Tim Petrovic.....................65-69-68 Bobby Gates....................65-69-68 Chris DiMarco..................68-69-66 Kris Blanks.......................69-67-67 Shane Bertsch..................68-68-67 Brendon de Jonge...........65-70-68 Steve Elkington................70-69-64 Bill Lunde.........................66-69-68 Michael Connell................66-68-69 Kirk Triplett.......................67-66-70 Fabian Gomez..................66-70-68 Bio Kim.............................66-69-69 Joe Durant........................68-69-68 Rich Beem........................68-69-68 J.P. Hayes........................68-69-68 Robert Damron.................70-67-68 Chris Couch.....................69-69-67 John Senden....................69-69-67 William McGirt..................68-68-69 Billy Horschel...................71-68-66 John Mallinger..................65-68-72 Stephen Ames..................67-70-69 Josh Teater......................67-70-69 Will Strickler.....................70-68-68 D.J. Brigman....................68-70-68 Kenny Perry.....................66-70-70 Tom Byrum.......................67-68-71 Cameron Beckman..........68-69-70 Chris Riley........................68-70-69 Billy Mayfair......................67-69-71 Omar Uresti......................69-69-69 Joseph Bramlett...............70-70-67 Troy Matteson..................66-66-75 Matt McQuillan.................72-65-71 Jim Herman......................70-67-71 Lee Janzen.......................67-71-70 Frank Lickliter II...............67-71-70 Paul Stankowski...............74-66-68 Joe Ogilvie.......................69-71-68 Andre Stolz.......................70-68-71 David Hearn.....................72-68-69 Michael Thompson...........68-69-73 Rod Pampling...................67-69-74 Jonathan Randolph..........69-69-72 J.L. Lewis.........................69-70-71 Will MacKenzie.................69-70-71 Derek Lamely...................70-69-71 Chris Stroud.....................72-68-70 Andres Gonzales..............70-70-70

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LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-7-2 La. Pick 4: 8-0-2-3 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-1-5 La. Pick 4: 1-5-7-1 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-0-3 La. Pick 4: 2-1-1-2 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-3-3 La. Pick 4: 4-2-8-7 Easy 5: 7-15-19-25-32 La. Lotto: 2-18-32-33-37-40 Powerball: 8-18-19-32-54 Powerball: 8 ; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-2-9 La. Pick 4: 4-4-4-1 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-4-5 La. Pick 4: 0-1-6-7 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-6-6 La. Pick 4: 8-2-1-7 Easy 5: 12-13-15-30-32 La. Lotto: 11-19-21-23-35-39 Powerball: 24-28-48-50-54 Powerball: 25; Power play: 3

Sunday, July 17, 2011

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Weather is no obstacle for Watson SANDWICH, England (AP) — Amid the 30 mph winds and horizontal rainstorms that wreaked havoc at Royal St. George’s on Saturday, one man with nearly 40 years of links experience stood tall. Playing with a smile that never left his face, Tom Watson reveled in the kind of fierce weather conditions that brought many of the early starters to their knees in a wet and wild third round at the British Open. Watson’s 2-over 72 wasn’t the lowest score of the day, but it may have been the most impressive. “You know, if we had weather like we had this morning the entire tournament, I don’t know who’s going to beat him,” Phil Mickelson said. “He played in the worst of it, and I think he shot about as well as anybody did.” Jason Day said Saturday had been his toughest day in golf. Edoardo Molinari described the conditions as “a joke.” Watson merely called them “bothersome.” “The challenge of dealing with conditions on a course like this is, it’s fun,” said the 61-year-old American. “I kind of liked that forecast yesterday, when it said it was going to get nasty out there. It worked out well for

Tom Watson plays a shot onto the fifth green during the third day of the British Open Saturday. me today.” While many players struggled in the gusts, Watson stayed solid, especially on the greens where he needed just 29 putts. Parring the first six holes, the five-time Open champion birdied the par-5 No. 7, delighting the huge galleries that

stayed to cheer him on. He made par with a 30-footer on No. 8 and dropped his first shot on No. 11. Three more bogeys followed, but that didn’t get him down. “I’ll remember this day. It was a very good day out there, especially with that putter,” Watson said.

Never losing the determination that helped him win eight majors, Watson used his vast array of shots to combat the wind, often from the rough of the 10 fairways he missed off the tee. Hitting only nine greens in regulation, he used his scrambling instincts well, too, helping him to one-putt eight times. It was a clinic in how to play links golf. Especially in bad weather. “Well, a lot of times you can see these young kids out there trying to hit it really hard into the wind. That doesn’t flight the ball very well,” he said. “Hitting low stingers, things like that, you don’t have to hit it that hard. You can just flight it by swinging it a little bit easier, and that will take the height off the ball. In my case I can’t hit it hard. I mean, I’m 61 years old.” Watson should charge for such advice. “He hits the ball so solid, he plays links golf, he hits a low, penetrating running shot so well and controls his distance through his trajectory. It’s really impressive to watch,” Mickelson said. “He was behind me the first couple days and I’d watch him hit approach shots because he just knows how to do it here.”

McIlroy’s chances dashed by winds and rain SANDWICH, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy knows a thing or two about records, setting a bunch of them on his way to a stirring eight-stroke victory at the U.S. Open last month. Nine shots off the pace in the British Open, he is pointing to another record while hoping for a major comeback. “What did Paul Lawrie come back from? Ten shots?” McIlroy asked rhetorically, referring to the Scot’s final-day recovery at Carnoustie in 1999. “Well, it’s been done before so I’ll just have to keep the hope.” McIlroy’s Congressional clinic seemed like a dim and distant memory as he trudged his way through the final

holes of a rain-soaked third round at Royal St. George’s on Saturday. A double-bogey 7 at No. 14, coming after a nasty kick right off the undulating fairway sent his drive out of bounds, left McIlroy down. Battered by the nasty weather, he slumped off the 18th green to sign for a 4-over 74. McIlroy is a daunting nine shots behind leader Darren Clarke heading into the final day, when more severe weather in the forecast. “If the conditions are decent, I could see myself going out and shooting maybe 4 or 5 under, and getting in the hunt,” McIlroy said, still attempting to sound positive. “If the conditions are similar

to what they were this morning, then it’s going to be very tough.” It wasn’t just that drive on No. 14 that he lamented. For three straight rounds, McIlroy has played in the day’s toughest weather, coming to a head Saturday when heavy rain and gusting winds upward of 30 mph arrived as he was walking up the fairway on No. 2. “It seems this tournament more so than any other, you need to get a good draw and it hasn’t really worked out for me this week,” he said. “It was really tough out there this morning, and I felt for the first 13 holes, to get through those in 2 over was a pretty decent

effort.” Then came the par-5 No. 14, which troubled most of the 71-strong field on Saturday. “I mean, you’ve done so well for 13 holes to keep yourself in it — you’ve got half of Kent on your left and you hit it right. It was a bit disappointing. A tough one to take,” he said. “The moment I hit it, I thought it was out of bounds, but then it started to hang on and I thought it could be OK. I think it bounced in bounds and then went out.” If McIlroy doesn’t engineer a miraculous recovery, there’s no doubt where his allegiances would lie. “It’s fantastic,” McIlroy said of Clarke’s surprise run.


Sabathia earns 13th win over Toronto

Angels 4, A’s 2 In the majors’ first scheduled doubleheader in eight years, Jered Weaver won his sixth straight decision and the Angels opened by beating the Athletics. This was the first planned doubleheader in the big leagues since Aug. 2, 2003, when San Diego played at Philadelphia. Erick Aybar homered and Bobby Abreu drove in two runs as the Angels won for the ninth time in 11 games. Weaver (12-4) did not give up a hit until the fifth inning. He allowed two runs and seven hits in 62⁄3 innings.

Open Continued from Page B1. to play, I would have bitten their hand off for it,” Clarke said. “Saying that, we did get very fortunate with the draw. Sometimes to win any tournament, the draw can make a big difference. But in The Open Championship, it makes a huge difference. We got very lucky.” He also was very good. Clarke missed only two greens in regulation, and was one of only three players who managed to break par. It was his third round in the 60s, and it put him at 5-under 205 and into the final group of the British Open for the first time since 1997 at Royal Troon. Johnson, the powerful 27-year-old American, managed to make six birdies on his way to a 68 that puts him in the final group for the third time in the last six majors. The other two aren’t exactly glorious memories — an 82 to lose a three-shot lead at the U.S. Open last year, a two-shot penalty on the last hole of the PGA Championship when he didn’t realize he was in a bunker. “I’m going to be pretty com-

fortable out there tomorrow because I know what to expect, I know how to approach it, and I know what I do in those situations,” Johnson said. “So hopefully, I can go out tomorrow and play some solid golf like I’ve been doing the last few days.” Fowler was soaked, zipped up in a cream-colored rainsuit for two-thirds of his round, yet it never seemed to bother him. He hung around par during the worst of the conditions — a remarkable feat — and when the rain went away, he took off to higher ground. Fowler made three birdies over the last six holes for a 68 and was two shots behind, along with Thomas Bjorn (71). Fowler played with McIlroy, whose hopes ended with a tee shot that went outof-bounds on the 14th. He shot 74 and was nine shots behind. Lucas Glover, a U.S. Open champion who played in the final group Saturday, made 10 straight pars early in his round only to lose his way, but not his hopes over the final hour.

Viking Continued from Page B1. Classic last week. After a decent start to the season, Kang suffered through a brutal stretch during the spring during which he missed five straight cuts. He had a good excuse. He spent most of March serving in South Korea’s military, which was mandatory. In the process, he lost 15 pounds and obviously had little time to work on his golf stroke. Kang took advantage of eagles on No. 5 and No. 11 — both par 5s — to shoot up the leaderboard after starting five strokes behind Hunter Haas and Lonard. It was a long day for much of the field, with several players having to complete the second round before starting the third because of rain delays Friday. Kang was one of many golfers who had to play 36 holes in the Mississippi heat, though some cloud cover made the weather more bearable. More than 4.5 inches of rain has fallen at Annandale this week, making the

course susceptible to low scores for a third straight day. The 4-under cut line was tied for the lowest mark in tournament history, and the 22-under tournament record is well within reach today. Another PGA Tour rookie, Jim Renner, shot a 10-under 62 for the best round of the day. He started the third round eight strokes back, but now is in contention as one of three golfers two shots back. “I played a little more aggressive and I got rewarded,” Renner said. Trahan won the Viking Classic in 2006 and shot a 66 on Saturday. Now the leaders prepare for what figures to be a finalround shootout on a course that’s giving up birdies by the fistful. Kirk said that makes strategy quite simple. “If I don’t go out and make a bunch more birdies tomorrow I’m not going to be in the lead for long,” Kirk said. “You know you have to stay aggressive. You can’t just play for par. That’s not going to work.”


By The Associated Press CC Sabathia won his seventh straight start to become the first 14-game winner in the majors, Brett Gardner had three hits and the New York Yankees beat Toronto 4-1 on Saturday, ending the Blue Jays’ five-game winning streak. Derek Jeter got two hits and matched Al Kaline for 26th place on baseball’s career list. Jeter singled in the ninth for hit No. 3,007. Sabathia (14-4) allowed one run and three hits in eight innings. Mariano Rivera pitched around a pair of singles to finish in the ninth for his 23rd save in 27 chances. Ricky Romero (7-9) lost his second straight start and has now failed to pitch into the seventh in three straight games after doing so in each of his previous eight outings. Romero allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out seven.


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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday. Sabathia earned his 14th win of the season in a 4-1 victory. Trevor Cahill (8-8) lasted seven innings, allowing three runs on five hits. He walked five and struck out eight.

Carlos Quentin hit a solo home run for Chicago.

White Sox 5, Tigers 0

Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury and Josh Reddick homered and Boston rallied from an early three-run deficit against All-Star James Shields to beat Tampa Bay. John Lackey (7-8) struck out seven while allowing four runs and 10 hits over 52⁄3 innings for the AL East leaders. Reddick’s two-run homer got Boston rolling after Casey Kotchman, Matt Joyce and B.J. Upton staked Shields (8-8) to a quick lead with RBI singles in the first inning.

Edwin Jackson pitched his first complete game since his no-hitter last year, and Juan Pierre added four hits to lead Chicago. Jackson (6-7) allowed nine hits in his third career shutout, striking out two and walking two. It was his first complete game since June 25, 2010, when Jackson, then with the Arizona Diamondbacks, held Tampa Bay hitless in a 1-0 win. Jackson threw 149 pitches in that game. He needed only 101 on Saturday. Max Scherzer (10-5) allowed two runs and eight hits in eight innings. He struck out six.

Red Sox 9, Rays 5

Mets 11, Phillies 2

Scott Hairston, subbing for an ailing All-Star Carlos Beltran, hit a long homer and

drove in a career-best five runs as the New York Mets hammered Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels yet again. Daniel Murphy also went deep and Jonathon Niese pitched seven strong innings to help the depleted Mets snap a three-game skid. Beltran sat out with the flu and a high fever, so manager Terry Collins inserted a not-sosecret weapon against Hamels (11-5).Hairston batted third in large part because he entered with a .353 career average (6-for-17) and three homers against the left-hander.

Marlins 13, Cubs 3 Mike Stanton hit two home runs, Javier Vazquez struck out 10 and the Florida Marlins routed the Cubs.

is from Manhasset, N.Y. “Just having last week off and that All-Star break helps,” Lannan said. “It helped me get over it a little bit. It’s something that’s going to happen. Balls come up the middle.” Drew Storen pitched the ninth for his 24th save. Alex Gonzalez hit a two-run homer for Atlanta. Michael Morse’s leadoff double sparked the Nationals’ three-run second inning off Hanson (10-5). Morse scored on another double by Ramos before Lannan’s tworun single. Hanson suffered his first loss since May 27. He pitched 51⁄3 innings and gave up season-high totals of five runs on eight hits, falling to 0-2 in three starts against the Nationals this season. Hanson had two walks and eight strikeouts. Lannan gave up five hits

and four walks but was helped by double plays in the fourth and fifth innings. A man dressed in a white wedding dress was quickly tackled by security officers after he ran into the outfield in the bottom of the eighth inning. Players in both dugouts chuckled and fans cheered and flashed their cameras as the man stopped a few yards away from right fielder Jayson Werth. Security officers started to escort the man off the field through the Braves’ bullpen, but bullpen coach Eddie Perez apparently directed the group toward a tunnel behind the right-field foul pole. There was a brief delay in the ninth when homeplate umpire Kerwin Danley was hit by Ankiel’s foul tip. Danley, who appeared to be hit immediately below his facemask, was knocked on his back.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

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Women’s World Cup

U.S. plays Japan for ultimate prize FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The bumpy, windy road got the Americans right where they wanted to go all along. Eight months after having to win a playoff just to get to Germany, the Americans face Japan in the Women’s World Cup final today. A win would be the ultimate finish to their improbable journey, making the United States the first three-time champions and delighting a country of newfound fans. “I believe all the way we’ll find a way,” Carli Lloyd said Saturday after the team’s last training session. “It’s going to be a tough match like every other match has been, but I believe that we will find a way and it’s our destiny to get it done.” For a long time, the Americans were about the only ones who believed that. The U.S. is the No. 1-ranked team in the world and defending Olympic champion, and the Americans have dominated the women’s game for the better part of two decades now. But they arrived at the World Cup looking, well, kind of average. They were stunned in regional qualifying in November in Mexico, a team that hadn’t managed a win in its first 25 tries against its neighbor to the north, and had to beat Italy in a two-game playoff for the very last spot in the World Cup. They opened the year with a loss to Sweden, then fell to England for the first time in 22 years — so long ago Alex Morgan hadn’t even been born yet. Then, after easy wins in

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United States goalkeeper Hope Solo holds a fan’s sign after the U.S. beat France in the semifinal round of the Women’s World Cup.

On TV 1 p.m. ESPN Japan vs. United States their first two games in Germany, the Americans lost to Sweden again, their first loss ever in World Cup group play. “In the past, we’d always won everything,” captain Christie Rampone said. “Those losses made our team what it is today. We need each other and you feel that, from the locker room to the time we step on the field.” Never was that faith in each other more evident than in their quarterfinal against Brazil. Down a player for almost an hour and on the

verge of making their earliest exit ever from a major tournament, Abby Wambach’s magnificent, leaping header in the 122nd minute tied the game and sparked one of the most riveting finishes ever in a World Cup game — men’s or women’s. The Americans beat Brazil in a penalty shootout and, just like that, the folks back home were hooked. The Brazil match drew the third-highest ratings ever for a Women’s World Cup game, and Wednesday’s semifinal victory over France did almost as well — despite being played in the middle of the workday back home. The Empire State Building is lit with the red, white and blue this weekend, along with

Japan’s colors. And the White House is sending an official delegation led by Vice President Joe Biden’s wife, Jill, and Chelsea Clinton, who just happened to be part of that massive Rose Bowl crowd 12 years ago, the last time the Americans won the title. “We’ve proved everyone wrong,” Lloyd said. “Now I think everyone is starting to believe in us. We’ve won everybody over, which is tremendous because the support back home has been unbelievable.” While part of the U.S. appeal is its success here, it’s the team’s spunk that has really charmed fans, a can-do attitude uniquely — proudly — American.

North Koreans blame deer glands for positive tests FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — North Korea officials blamed traditional musk deer gland medicine used after a lightning strike for five positive tests for steroids at the Women’s World Cup, the biggest soccer doping scandal at a major tournament in 17 years. FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Saturday after two players were caught during the tournament this month, the world soccer governing body took the unprecedented step of testing the rest of the North Korean squad and found three more positive results. “This is a shock,” Blatter said at a news conference. “We are confronted with a very, very bad case of doping and it hurts.” A North Korean delegation told Blatter and the head of FIFA’s medical committee on Saturday that the steroids were accidentally taken with traditional Chinese medicines based on the deer glands. “The North Korean officials said they didn’t use it to improve performance. They said they had a serious lightning accident with several players injured and they gave it as therapy,” said Michel D’Hooghe, chief of FIFA’s med-

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North Korea’s Paek Sol Hui, front, and Colombia’s Diana Ospina jump for the ball during the Group C match between North Korea and Colombia on July 6. ical committee. “It is not systemic, because not all of the players took it. We would have found it with the others too.” The case will be taken up by

FIFA’s disciplinary committee. Players face a ban of up to two years. In late June, Colombia’s reserve goalkeeper Yineth

Varon was provisionally suspended for failing an out-ofcompetition test before the World Cup. The Colombian Football Federation said she had hormonal treatment that led to a failed drug test, the first doping case in the history of the women’s World Cup. FIFA annually spends some $30 million on 35,000 doping tests. Despite the cases at the women’s World Cup, “doping really is a marginal, fringe phenomenon in football,” Blatter said. The last doping case at a major event came at the men’s 1994 World Cup in the United States, when Diego Maradona was kicked out after testing positive a cocktail of banned substances. FIFA has already met with a North Korean delegation and heard arguments that the steroids were accidentally taken to treat players after a lightning strike on June 8 during a training camp in North Korea. Defenders Song Jong Sun and Jong Pok Sim tested positive for steroids after North Korea’s first two group games and were suspended for the last match.

Sweden takes down France in third-place game SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — Marie Hammarstrom scored in the 82nd minute Saturday, giving short-handed Sweden a 2-1 victory over France in the third-place game at the Women’s World Cup. Down a player for almost 15 minutes after Josefine Oqvist was sent off for kicking Sonia Bompastor in the chest, Sweden won a corner kick that the French managed to clear at the near post. But the ball popped out to Hammarstrom, who faked out a

defender with a small side-volley, touched the ball a second time and then let fly with a thunderous left-footed strike from the edge of the box. It was Hammarstrom’s firstever goal for Sweden, and it allowed the Swedes to do the hippity-hoppity dance that’s become their trademark one last time. Lotta Schelin staked Sweden to an early lead, scoring her second goal of the tournament in the 29th minute. Sara Larsson booted the ball from about

midfield and Schelin, running at a dead sprint, caught up to it at the edge of the box. As French goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz rushed out to try and smother the ball, Schelin deftly flicked it into the net with the outside of her right foot. The two then collided, and Sapowicz came down on the outside of her right ankle. She immediately fell to the ground and was soon removed from the game. Despite losing silky smooth playmaker Louisa Necib to

an injury in the 32nd minute, France managed to equalize in the 56th. Blanketed by three defenders, Gaetane Thiney lost the ball but quickly managed to reclaim it and slide it to Elodie Thomas, who had replaced Necib. Thomas skipped a shot along the ground that was just beyond the outstretched hands of Hedvig Lindahl. The teams were the top European finishers, qualifying them for next summer’s London Olympics.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. stands by his car after his qualifying run at Daytona International Speedway.

Junior’s swoon vexes most-popular driver LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s summer swoon hasn’t dented his confidence. At least not yet. Earnhardt was having his best season at Hendrick Motorsports and was in the hunt for several wins until this four-race slump sent him from third to eighth in the standings. He finished 21st at Michigan, 41st at Sonoma, 19th at Daytona and 30th last week at Kentucky, a rough stretch that not only extended his losing streak to 111 races, it again stirred doubts that he can be a serious contender for the title. Earnhardt is frustrated, for sure. But NASCAR’s most popular driver hasn’t let the dip in production affect his morale. He was one of the hottest drivers in the sport six weeks ago and he believes he can hit that level again. “We’ve got good cars. We’ve got a really, really good team,” he said. “We should be running better than we have been

NASCAR on TV Noon TNT Lenox Industrial Tools 301 the last couple of weeks and we know it. We are just going to try and work really hard to get back where we were earlier in the season. It shouldn’t be that difficult.” His eighth-place standing would earn him a guaranteed spot in the Chase for the championship field at the cutoff. The Hendrick Motorsports driver is only 21 points ahead of 11thplace driver Tony Stewart, leaving little wiggle room for more poor finishes. A top 10 at New Hampshire could go a long way toward easing some doubts about Earnhardt. “We wanted to come in here with a lot of confidence that we belong in the Chase,” Earnhardt said. “That we belong up front in the top five and the top 10 and try to make that happen this weekend and try to race up there well.”

Bowyer tries to forget post-victory penalties LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Clint Bowyer put the trophy from last year’s victory at New Hampshire in his house. The rest of his memories from that weekend, well, they’re not so good. Bowyer’s winning car in the Chase opener flunked inspection and NASCAR levied crippling penalties that ended his Sprint Cup championship hopes days after he had positioned himself as a top contender. The 150-point penalty from his September infraction was so devastating that not even another Chase race victory at Talladega could budge him out of last place in the 12-driver field. But that trying episode is far from Bowyer’s focus in his New Hampshire return this weekend — even as he’s pestered with reminders of his fantastic-to-flop tale. Bowyer is stuck in 12th place again, a spot that, thanks to NASCAR’s revamped points system, puts him outside the Chase field.

“This is a crucial time for us,” Bowyer said. “We’re still within reaching distance of the cars in front of us, so Clint this is a good Bowyer time to get things pointed back in the right direction points-wise.” There are eight races remaining until the Chase field is set, giving Bowyer time to make a move. For 10 races, Bowyer was inside the top 10 and a string of five straight top-10 finishes made it look as if he put the crushing end to last year behind him and was poised to stay in contention. But consecutive poor finishes (36th at Daytona, 35th last week at Kentucky) knocked him out of the Chase field and behind 11th-place driver Tony Stewart. Like any slumping driver, Bowyer and his Richard Childress Racing team have huddled at the shop for solutions.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

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Fireworks paratroopers suffer high casualties on critical drop over Brownspur We’ve all seen the classic movies about the WWII Normandy invasion, especially “The Longest Day” and “Saving Private Ryan.” Both of those dealt with the paratroops who were dropped far behind the actual Coast battleground, with assignments to disrupt German communications lines, roads, and in some cases to capture key points like bridges, which the enemy might blow up to slow the Allied forces advance, should the invasion be successful, as it was. I disremember the real casualty rates — and I apologize for that. Some reader will probably say at this point, “Well, all Dummy Neill had to do was to go to the Normandy website, and all that is right there to read.” I appreciate your show of confidence, but bear in

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mind that we’ve not had highspeed Internet out here at Brownspur but a few months, and your old (key word there) Uncle Bob has not figured out how to go to websites and stay there, because this doggone compooter insists on jumping off-line a dozen times an hour. I dunno why, okay? Anywho, my point here is that the casualty rates were horrific at Normandy, both on the beach and behind the lines. The reason for the latter deaths was just illustrated quite graphically to us, as a

family. Realizing that our own county bans the sale and shooting of fireworks in these modern times, one has to find a place to light the fires which explode so beautifully in the night sky, to commemorate the Fofa July and New Year’s day. We are not far from a neighboring state, and for years have journeyed west to plan such a show, especially for the kids — grandkids, nowadays. We had a wonderful time turning money into spectacular blasts, and the youngsters assembled were properly impressed. The purchasers of the fireworks had bought a fine selection, but the ones which made the biggest impressions on the little boys contained paratroopers, which would go up upon the lighting of the firecrackers, then

burst high above our heads in a fantastic display of color, from which a little plastic soldier would parachute back to earth, to be retrieved quickly by a two-to-four year-old just sitting on “Go” when Dad or Uncle W-O-D shot it off. Obviously, there was a competition for getting the little paratroopers back safely to American lines, and I occasionally had to intervene to get one for the younger grandson. Of course, we were shooting the fireworks far away from civilization, and there were trees around. The lighters of the fuses (like some of the higher-grade field officers, according to the aforementioned movies) were not particularly making an attempt to aim the paratroopers — apparently there’s no way to do that with firecrack-

ers — so some of the parachutes came down in places which forbade their rescue back to friendly lines. Several of these hung up in the trees, and though the grandboys in question were tee-totally in favor of climbing the trees, the mammas in attendance quickly vetoed such a venture. Heck, the Grunk even volunteered to climb to the rescue, but my Bride began to recite the number of broken bones that I already have, so I gave it up, although pointing out that not one of the over 23 breaks had come from falling out of a tree. “Yet!” was the answer from Doots. Several of the unlucky troopers were encased in shells that were defective, for their chutes did not deploy at all, and they fell hard. It was easy

to figure out that if a parachute fails to open, the trip down for the unfortunate wearer will be pretty much short, painful, and fatal. Here’s the point: at the end of the evening, when the skeeters were feasting upon all the watching congregation who had not had the forethought to get into the nearby cars, the fireworks purchasers began to total up their favorites, so as to know which ones to buy for New Years’ Eve. Only 40 percent of the paratroops survived to become a boy’s play soldier. Sixty percent were hung up in trees or their chutes failed to deploy. Someone tell me that the Chinese did not pack our chutes at Normandy!

• Robert Hitt Neill is an outdoors writer. He lives in Leland, Miss.

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The 49th annual Red Carpet Bowl The 2011 Red Carpet Bowl Classic is scheduled for Aug. 19 at Viking Stadium. Vicksburg will play Brandon at 6 p.m. in the first game, while Warren Central will take on Pearl in the second game immediately following. The tickets are $12. Tickets may be purchased at both high schools, Vicksburg and Warren Central Junior High schools, the Vicksburg Warren School District athletic ticket office, Just Duett Sports, and Michel’s Music Downtown.

Season tickets and A Club memberships Season tickets for Vicksburg High and Warren Central football will go on sale on July 25. Reserve seating is $7 per contest and $35 for a season ticket booklet. Anyone wishing to join either the Gators A Club or the Vikings A Club can purchase their membership at the Vicksburg Warren School District athletic office. All regularly scheduled sporting events within the Vicksburg Warren School Distict with the exception of varsity football games, which require reserved tickets. The memberships are not good for the Red Carpet Bowl and playoff games.

Governor’s Cup registration open The annual Governor’s Cup youth baseball tournament is scheduled for July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7, and registration is now open. Even-numbered

age groups (6-, 8-, 10-, 12- and 14-and-under) will play the first weekend, while oddnumbered ages (7-, 9-, 11- and 13-and-under) will play the second weekend. There will also be a 16-andunder and an 8-year-olds’ kid pitch tournament Aug. 5-7. The entry fee is $325 per team, or $550 for both weekends. To register online, visit

and former Southern Miss baseball coach Corky Palmer. The banquet will be held at the Jackson Marriott. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 7. Tickets are $100 each. There will also be a drawdown and silent auction on July 30, and tickets for that event are $50. For information, call the Hall of Fame at 601-982-8264 or 1-800-280-3263.

Warren County golf championships

Coast to Coast baseball tryouts

Clear Creek Golf Course will host the Warren County Junior Championship and it is scheduled for July 19-20 for golfers ages 7-18. The entry fee is $15. Also at Clear Creek, the Warren County Mens and Ladies Golf Championship is scheduled for July 30-31. Entry fee $110. For information or to sign up, call 601-638-9395.

The Coast to Coast Baseball organization will be conducting tryouts for players ages 10-18 on Aug. 11 at SmithWills Stadium at 10 a.m. and Aug. 12 at Delta State University in Cleveland. A hitting camp will also be available at both locations starting at 2 p.m. For information or to register, call 740-373-4455 or visit coastTocoastathletics. com.

Vicksburg eighthgrade football The Vicksburg eighthgrade football team will start practice on July 25-28. Equipment issue, completion of the Star sportsmanship program are on the agenda for those days and attendance is mandatory for all team members. Practices will be from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Vicksburg Junior High School Stadium. All physicals need to be current. For information, call Coach L.D. Carter at 601-831-3398.

Hall of Fame induction banquet Tickets for the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet on July 29 are now on sale now. Inductees include former Mississippi State baseball star Jeff Brantley; Mississippi College basketball legend Rita Easterling; Delta State baseball coach Mike Kinnison; baseball team owner Con Maloney; former Southern Miss football star Jerrel Wilson;

MS Elite 02 softball tryouts The MS Elite 02 girls softball tournament team will hold tryouts on Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Davis Road fields in Byram. The team is for players ages 10 and under and will play in the 2012 season. For information, call Lee Embry at 601-994-3435.

Vicksburg Eagles football registration Registration for the Vicksburg Eagles youth football team will continue through July. The team is for players ages 6-12, and the registration fee is $50. Players must have a copy of their birth certificate. Practices are held Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Vicksburg Junior High stadium. For information, call Perri Johnson at 601-456-1104, or Betty James at 601-415-7299.

Oregon remains silent on scandal Oregon has hired a high-profile law firm and stayed mum as questions mount about the Ducks’ $25,000 payment to a Texas-based recruiting service. The NCAA is investigating what appears to be an inflated payment for services provided by so-called street agent Willie Lyles of Complete Scouting Services in Houston. At issue is whether Lyles helped steer a highly recruited player to Oregon. Oregon’s silence will be difficult to maintain as the football season nears and the Ducks will garner increasing attention because of their appearance in the BCS championship game. Oregon went 12-1 last season, falling to Auburn in the title game. They were ranked No. 3 in the final AP Top 25. Heisman Trophy finalist LaMichael James led the nation in rushing with 1,731 yards. How Oregon can build on that success will no doubt take a backseat to the school’s

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS payment to Lyles when coach Chip Kelly faces reporters on July 26 in Los Angeles at the preseason media day for the reconfigured Pac-12. Kelly has never commented on the matter, which surfaced this spring. The school’s last official word came on July 1, when it released a statement by athletic director Rob Mullens. The Ducks deferred to the statement when asked for comment on this story. “The University of Oregon athletic department has and will continue to fully cooperate with the NCAA inquiry,” Mullens said. “Our department is committed to helping the NCAA in any way possible and until their work is complete, we are unable to comment further. Oregon athletics remains committed to operating a program of integrity.” Oregon recently confirmed

that it retained the legal services of Bond, Schoeneck & King. Former NCAA enforcement staffer Michael Glazier leads the firm’s Collegiate Sports Practice Group, which has become known for representing schools facing NCAA infractions. The Ducks also are seeking to hire a “Professional Development Coordinator” in the athletics department. The job description includes “monitoring athlete-agent activity and perform regular surveillance on campus, in the community and in cyberspace for the purposes of NCAA compliance and state law.” But it may be too late to save Oregon from sanctions. Rumors of possible recruiting violations first swirled in February. Yahoo! Sports and broke the initial story that Oregon had paid $28,000 in payments to two recruiting services, which are commonly used and typically provide biographical information and video about high school and junior college players.

The Mississippi Blue Heat beat the Woodland (Texas) Defenders to clinch the Blue Heat’s first USSSA Championship. The Heat ended the season with a 35-6 record. Team members, first row from left, are Eli Hamlin, Carson Butler, Cade Cox and Luke Yocum. Second row, from left, are Blake Jackson, Cameron Chandler, Dylan Dendy, Omarion Luss, Caleb Rogers, Braedon Mabry and Reece Bowling. Third row, from left, are coaches Shane Chandler, Scotty Rogers, Steve Bowling and Mark Hamlin.


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Good to be bad

TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Shooter” — Reluctantly pressed into service again, a former military sniper, Mark Wahlberg, plots revenge against his powerful foes after being betrayed and wounded./5:30 on TNT n SPORTS Soccer — Goalkeeper Hope Solo leads the U.S. team into the championship match of the Women’s World Cup against Japan./1 p.m. on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Body of Proof” — A severed hand and foot are found in an alley; Megan allows Lacey to film her at work for a school project./9 on ABC


Esposito breaks ground as ‘Breaking’ foe By Frazier Moore Ap television writer

Mark Wahlberg

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 Phyllis Diller, comedian, 94; Donald Sutherland, actor, 76; Diahann Carroll, actress-singer, 76; Terry “Geezer” Butler, rock musician, 62; Lucie Arnaz, actress, 60; David Hasselhoff, actor, 59; Mark Burnett, television producer, 51; Sole’, rapper, 38; Luke Bryan, country singer, 35; Summer Bishil, actress, 23. n DEATHS Googie Withers — The British actress who was a Hollywood golden age staple best known for her appearance in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Lady Vanishes,” has died at her home in Australia. She was 94. Born Georgette Lizette Withers in what was then British India, she was given her lifetime nickname by her Indian nanny.

peopLE Glen Campbell shines despite diagnosis Glen Campbell leaned over his blue electric guitar, plucked a few strings and made a sour face. “Dadgum it,” he said. Campbell, 75, fiddled a few seconds longer while standing backstage Friday night at the IP Casino and finally found a perfect D chord. “There it is,” he said, before turning on his heel Glen and marching into the spotlight. He launched Campbell into “Gentle on my Mind” and — without so much as clearing his throat — nailed it. “That first one is a doozey, ain’t it?” Campbell asked the crowd. It was classic Glen Campbell. Alzheimer’s disease may have changed a lot of things in the Country Music Hall of Famer’s life, but his ability to create sounds that still resonate in our shared memory with his blue G&L Comanche on “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” or his Hamer 12-string on “Southern Nights” is virtually untouched. In the night’s finest moment, Campbell brought the crowd to its feet after nailing the delicate runs in the middle of his classic “Wichita Lineman.” Campbell’s first performance since announcing he has Alzheimer’s, the degenerative brain disease that’s slowly robbing him of his memories and abilities, was largely a triumph. His family and road crew were worried he might be rusty after a long layoff since his last performance. Except for a few flubbed lyrics, quickly corrected with the help of teleprompters, Campbell and his band powered through a tight 22-song set interspersed with self-deprecating jokes. “I tell you I’m happy to be here,” Campbell said. “At my age I’m happy to be anywhere. It seems like I’ve been doing this since Hitler was a corporal.”

ANd one more Elections get no takers The races for mayor and three commission seats are wide open in the small North Carolina town of Tar Heel — because no one bothered to run. No one has registered as a candidate for the fall elections in the Bladen County town. The ballots will be printed with blank spaces for voters to write in their choices. Current Mayor Ricky Martin says he’s not surprised no one wants the jobs. Even in a town of 117, it’s hard work with little compensation, and taxes might have to be raised.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Cancer (June 21-July 22) — A new development that has gotten some attention from others could have more potential than you first realize. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — An unsolicited change is likely to play an important role, drawing you into an arrangement that you wouldn’t otherwise partake in. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If you can manage it, align yourself with an individual whose talents compliment yours. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Joint endeavors hold the greatest potential for you, especially with someone whom you like a lot. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — A friend of yours who has a lot of clout could be of considerable help to you. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — The only way you will get the results you desire is to see things through to their conclusions. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You’re likely to feel the most gratification when you are assisting others. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — A couple of new channels might be found that could spice up what you already have cooking. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Some good news could arrive on the scene for your financial affairs. Aries (March 21-April 19) — You might not be the one who has control over events. It is likely to be Lady Luck. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Something of substance for which you have long yearned might drop in your lap. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Don’t be afraid to let people who are in a position to help know what you would like to have.

NEW YORK — Walter White has lived a hectic life since learning he has terminal lung cancer, then deciding to apply his skills as a high school chemistry teacher to cook and sell methamphetamine so that, after he’s gone, his family will be provided for. During the first three seasons of the AMC drama “Breaking Bad,” Walt (played by series star Bryan Cranston) has grappled not only with cancer, but also with a Mexican drug cartel, his tormented wife, a brother-in-law who is a DEA agent, and his unstable partner in crime, Jesse Pinkman (co-star Aaron Paul), a past washout from Walter’s chemistry class who had become a drug-abusing dealer. Bleak, suspenseful, shocking and, at times, bitterly funny, “Breaking Bad” has charted the transformation of Walt from a middle-class Albuquerque, N.M., milquetoast to a dark virtuoso of the crystalmeth game. His cancer seems less of a threat these days, but he regularly faces other perils. Meanwhile, thanks to the genius of this series, viewers root for Walt to escape each close call, despite his growing villainy. “Breaking Bad” begins its fourth season tonight at 9 p.m., and, further upping the ante, future episodes pit Walt, mano a mano, against his most formidable opponent yet: bigtime drug boss Gustavo “Gus” Fring. Gus has been a presence since Season 2, when, played by Giancarlo Esposito, he emerged as an instantly fascinating character — a man of professional mien, soft-spoken, even-tempered, precise.

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Giancarlo Esposito, left, and Bryan Cranston in “Breaking Bad”

On TV “Breaking Bad” premieres tonight at 9 on AMC.

“I decided that I wanted to play him really graceful, calm, even modest,” says Esposito. “I decided to trust that I could do very, very little, and get my point across.” He gets his point across all right, chillingly, while keeping Gus unexceptional to the naked eye. “I wanted him to be someone who hides in plain sight,” says Esposito. Gus keeps his criminal activities under wraps beneath his identity as a legitimate businessman. He owns several outlets of a fast-food chain, Los Pollos Hermanos (“the Chicken Brothers”), as well as an industrial laundry processing center (a perfect cover, literally, for his huge subterranean meth-processing lab).

Walt and Gus have had their past differences. Can Walt now forge an agreement with Gus to get back to running the lab with Jesse? Well, not before the unforgiving Gus teaches them a lesson on the order of: Even if it doesn’t make good business sense to kill you, I’ll make you wish you were dead. The mysterious Gus is apparently from South America. The 53-year-old Esposito was born in Copenhagen to a black opera singer from the U.S. and a white Italian stage technician at a Naples opera house. His mother returned to New York with Esposito and his brother when he was still a child. There, understandably stage-struck, he landed an agent, auditioned for a musical about an Irish woman protecting orphaned children of runaway slaves, and made his Broadway debut as one of those orphans in “Maggie Flynn,” starring Shirley Jones in the title role.

“I went into show business to help my mother pay the bills, and to have some fun,” he explains. “And I absolutely fell in love with it.” He worked as what he calls a song-and-dance man throughout his youth in numerous musical shows. But then, in adulthood, he decided to develop what he saw as a different craft: acting. “I wanted to be able to create characters — complicated people who you couldn’t just take at face value, where there was always something else going on,” he says. His long list of credits includes dozens of TV guest star roles, as well as several series, notably “Homicide: Life on the Street” and a groundbreaking 1990s comedy, “Bakersfield P.D.” His numerous films include “Do the Right Thing,” “Bob Roberts,” “The Usual Suspects,” ‘’Ali” and “Malcolm X.”

Woman frowns at sisters’ passion for plastic surgery Dear Abby: I dislike the prevalence of plastic surgery and Botox in today’s society. It sends young people a bad message on body image. My friend “Liz’s” stepmother loudly discussed her own daughter’s nose job, chin implant and “boob job” with Liz’s teenage daughter while at dinner in a public restaurant where everyone could hear. My sister “Beth” told her son and daughter she’d gladly pay for new noses for them. They were offended because they are happy with their looks. (At least, they were until their mother denigrated them.) Both of my sisters have had plastic surgery. They can afford it and that’s their business. But they make it our business by publicly congratulating each other on how well they have “aged.” What do you think about this, Abby? Am I right? — Natural Woman in California Dear Natural Woman: Plastic surgery has been a blessing to many people because it has lifted not only drooping flesh but sagging self-esteem. I see nothing wrong with someone getting a nose job if it will help the person feel more confident. Your sister’s offer to pay for her children’s rhinoplasty might have had more to do with her own insecurity than either of her children’s. Cosmetic surgery and Botox are facts of life in our society



for those who can afford it. Botox is common for both men and women who want to lessen or avoid signs of aging. I think what’s upsetting you is your sisters’ dishonesty. When they publicly congratulate each other on how well they have aged, they’re not only lying to whomever overhears them — they’re also lying to themselves. Dear Abby: My daughter and granddaughter are going to be in a wedding scheduled for the summer of 2012. The bride seems to have watched too many wedding shows on TV, because she keeps scheduling bridesmaids luncheons and has required her attendants to go to many bridal expos with her — even though the vendors have all been booked. The shop where the bridesmaids are buying their dresses is very expensive. I understand the bride wants it to be a special day, but it’s more than a year away and my daughter is a stay-at-home mother of two. She doesn’t have the time or money to continue participating in these events. She asked me if she

should back out now or level with the bride that some of her requests are a little over the top. My daughter wants to support her friend, and doesn’t want her to think she’s trying to run the show by suggesting alternate places to look for less expensive dresses, since she’ll have to purchase two. What do I tell her? — Mother of the Bridesmaid Dear Mother: Friends should be able to level with each other — otherwise they aren’t friends, they are acquaintances. If the bride’s schedule of events is more than your daughter can handle, she needs to speak up. If the dresses will cause financial hardship, the bride needs to know so she can either scale back the cost or find replacements for whomever is supposed to wear them. If this is not agreeable for the bride, your daughter can “support” her friend with the rest of the wedding guests. She does not

have to be a member of the wedding party to do that.

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


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“Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time” by Mark Adams

Armchair adventurerers will enjoy Adams book By Mary Foster The Associated Press Mark Adams’ decision to finally seek adventure has paid off big-time for readers in “Turn Right at Machu Picchu,” a book that combines history, travel and adventure. Adams, an editor for several adventure and travel magazines, realized at age 40 that he had spent a lot of time on other people’s adventures but had experienced none of his own. What better way to start than by investigating allegations that Hiram Bingham III may not have discovered the Incan city of Machu Picchu? A lofty ambition for a man who last slept outdoors when he was 7 years old in a toy teepee that his father set up in their backyard. Fortunately, Adams was up to the challenge — although he sometimes doubted it — as he followed Bingham’s path through climbs that were both taxing and sometimes dangerous. With the help of John Leivers, an Australian explorer who is an expert on the Inca sites in the Andes, and a crew of coca leaf-chewing mule tenders and a cook, Adams

retraced the route that Bingham, a professional explorer who helped inspire the film character Indiana Jones, traveled on his way to his stunning discoveries. Quite a challenge, since “by journey’s end, Bingham’s group had traveled nearly one thousand miles in 115 days.” On his trek, Adams wound his way through the mountains of Peru, discovering wild country with breathtaking views and stunning ruins, and meeting interesting people long before he makes it to Machu Picchu. Adams details the fascinating story of Bingham, one of the ambitious explorers of the early 20th century, whose lust for fame was fulfilled in 1911 when he discovered not just one, but three amazing archaeological sites. He adds in information on Peru and modern-day tourism at the famous site; the history of the Incas; the history and geography of Machu Picchu and other Incan ruins; and details the age of the great explorers. And he makes plenty of his own discoveries along the way.

‘Shock Value’ exhumes source of modern horror film By Douglass K. Daniel The Associated Press Rack up another dubious achievement for the 1960s. That’s the decade when scary movies went from hoary to gory. Schlocky monsters and Edgar Allan Poe rip-offs were aimed at kids. Blood-and-sex flicks were designed to titillate and disgust adults. As author Jason Zinoman explains in his enjoyable book, “Shock Value,” no one was taking the genre seriously. Attitudes began changing with two movies released in 1968, not by happenstance the year Hollywood broke the shackles of self-censorship and society itself nearly came apart. “Rosemary’s Baby” had a healthy budget and a respected director, Roman Polanski, and its story was overtly psychological, drawing from commonplace sources of fear: career, finances, marriage, parenthood. Instead of an old haunted house, the setting was a seemingly normal Manhattan highrise building. Nothing was normal in the year’s other influential horror film, George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead.” His tale of flesh-eating zombies was low-budget but connected to the times — its hero a black man fighting a mob, its ending nihilistic — in ways

“Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood and Invented Modern Horror” by Jason Zinoman classic horror films didn’t. And it was exceedingly bloody, even in black and white. From those two films arose the key qualities for a new kind of scary movie: a multilayered story, complex characters, a familiar setting and shocking images. Re-imagining the genre further: a handful of insecure outsiders, often isolated and lonely, who maintained a childhood zeal for the frightening. Their inspiration was H.P. Lovecraft, not E.A. Poe. Filmmaking talent was important, but money was the lifeblood behind horror’s return from the grave.

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The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library reports on new books regularly. • “When the Thrill Is Gone” by Walter Mosley takes us back into the world of Leonid McGill. The economy has hit the private investigator business hard. Lately, he is getting job offers only from the criminals he’s worked so hard to leave behind. Meanwhile, his personal life grows ever more complicated: his favorite stepson, Twill, has dropped out of school for mysteriously lucrative pursuits; his best friend, Gordo, has been diagnosed with cancer and is living on his couch; his wife has taken a new lover; and seems to be endangering the McGill family; and his girlfriend, Aura, is back in his life but intent on some serious conversations. So how can McGill say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She’s an artist, she says, who escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich art collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she tells McGill that she fears for her life, and that she needs his help to make sure she doesn’t meet the fate of her husband’s first two wives. McGill knows better than to believe every word a potential client says, but this isn’t a job he can afford to turn away, even as he senses that — if his family’s misadventures don’t kill him first — sorting out the truth in her story will propel him to confront some surprising, even shocking truths. • “Katy Carter Wants a Hero” by Ruth Saberton explores how every girl wants to be swept off her feet. Katy Carter is a sucker for romance. A teacher by trade, she dreams of becoming a best-selling novelist, secretively writing a steamy historical blockbuster in staff meetings. She knows she’s no super model or domestic goddess, but Katy fantasizes about a hero of her own and she thinks she’s found him in fiancé James. But when a dinner party with James’ boss goes disastrously wrong, Katy finds herself newly single. Determined to change her ways and win James back, she sets off on a journey that sees her living the celebrity lifestyle, selling naughty toys from under a vicar’s roof and finally catapulted into the arms of her true hero. • “Buried Secrets” by Joseph Finder is a Nick Heller novel. When Alexa Marcus, the teenage daughter of a billionaire hedge-fund titan, is kidnapped, her desperate father turns to a family friend: Nick Heller, a “private spy” who uncovers secrets for a living and is equally comfortable in the boardroom or the back alley. Then live streaming video of Alexa, pleading for her life, turns up on the Internet, Alexa is trapped in a nightmare of inconceivable terror. She’s buried alive, a video cam trained on her night and day. Her captors are canny and ruthless, but Nick Heller, a former intelligence operative trained in the Special Forces, can be dangerous, too. Especially when it comes to the life of a troubled girl he long ago swore to protect. • “Started Early, Took My Dog” by Kate Atkinson features Tracy Waterhouse. It’s a day like any other for Tracy, working security at the local shopping center to supplement her pension from the police force. Then she makes a purchase she hadn’t bargained on. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy’s humdrum world to be turned upside down, the tedium of everyday life replaced by fear and danger and the first sparks of love. Witnesses to Tracy’s exchange are Tilly, an elderly actress teetering on the brink of her own disaster, and Jackson Brodie, the reluctant detective whose own life has been stolen and who has now been hired to find someone else’s. Variously accompanied, pursued or haunted by neglected dogs, unwanted children and keepers of dark secrets, soon all three will learn that the past is never history, and that no good deed goes unpunished. • “Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle” by Ann B. Ross has Miss Julia vowing to mind her own business — but somebody else is meddling in hers. Miss

Julia has promised her adoring husband, Sam, to mind her own business. What a relief! She doesn’t have to spring into action when a dead body is discovered in a tool shed six blocks away from her house. Instead, she can concentrate on what’s really important — like who in the world could be passing bad checks in her name. And of course, her focus first and foremost is on taking care of the just-in-time newlywed Hazel Marie as she prepares for her impending due date. Then again, who else can figure out why that awful Thurlow Jones is trying to cast suspicion on someone Miss Julie feels certain is innocent? And in spite of Sam’s suspecting the worst and having his feelings hurt, what else can she do but use her expertise to find out why that body was in Miss Petty’s tool shed? • “A Promise of Forever Love” by Vanessa Miller is part of the Second Chance at Love series. Ever since the death of Yvonne Miller’s husband almost two years ago, the church they pastored together has been losing members and money — fast. When the board decides to find a new senior pastor, Yvonne is determined to hang on to her position and do a better job of shepherding her flock. She’s not ready to hang up her minister’s robe just yet. Just before a pivotal church board meeting, Thomas Reed steps back into the life. The handsome, renowned motivational speaker was her husband’s best friend and, as a widower, knows the pain Yvonne is going through. With his help, she fights to stay in the ministry, trusting that God has great plans for the church. • “Treason at Lisson Grove” by Anne Perry is a Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novel. The man who lies bleeding to death in a London brickyard is no ordinary drifter but a secret informant prepared to divulge details of a potentially devastating international plot against the British government. Special Branch officer Thomas

Pitt, hastening to rendezvous with him arrives a second too late, preceded by a knife-wielding assassin. As the mortally wounded man’s life slips away, so too does the information Pitt desperately needs. The killer in turn flees on an erratic course that leads Pitt in wild pursuit from London’s cobblestone

streets to picturesque St. Malo on the French coast.

• Denise Hogan is reference interlibrary loan librarian at the Warren CountyVicksburg Public Library. Write to her at 700 Veto St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.

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Carleen Ho takes a Netflix movie from her mail box in Palo Alto, Calif.

PORTFOLIO Cook Tractor named top Kubota dealer Vicksburg Kubota tractor dealer Cook Tractor Co. has received the President’s Kaizen Award for outstanding performance as a Kubota dealership in 2010. Cook Tractor was among the top 25 percent of Kubota dealers across the United States to win the honor based on 2010 Kubota product sales, market share growth and branding success criteria. The company, on U.S. 80, has been in business in Vicksburg since 1988 and has been a Kubota dealer since 1992. It has 10 employees working in sales and service.

Barnett retires from MVD, MRC Larry Barnett, division counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division and the chief legal officer for the Mississippi River Commission, has retired after 36 years. Larry Barnett Barnett has bachelor’s and law degrees from Memphis State University, and a master’s in environmental law from George Washington University. He began his career with the Corps in 1975 in the St. Louis District. He also served 18 years as assistant division counsel for the MVD/MRC and had an assignment to the Litigation Division of the Office of the Chief Counsel in Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Two at RiverHills named managers RiverHills Bank has announced staff changes at its North Frontage Road location. Steve Gwin has been named vice president and branch manager, and Laura Kaufman has been named assistant vice president/mortgage loan officer, said bank president Joel Horton. Gwin has been with RiverHills for seven years. He Steve Gwin has more than 25 years of banking experience, primarily in the real estate and mortgage lendLaura Kaufman ing areas. Kaufman has more than 20 years of banking experience in consumer, commercial and mortgage lending. RiverHills operates two branches in Vicksburg and one in Port Gibson.

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Behind the scenes Miscalculation, expenses cited for Netflix hike

By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Why is Netflix raising its prices? In part, because the company miscalculated how many people still want to receive DVDs by mail each month, a more expensive service to provide compared to its streamed Internet videos. Netflix has been trying to lure subscribers away from its DVDs by offering cheaper plans that include movies and TV episodes delivered over its Internet streaming service. In November, it began offering a streaming-only plan for $8, its cheapest option at the time. Yet Netflix customers aren’t flocking to Internet video as quickly as some analysts said the company expected. Many consumers are unwilling to give up the trademark red envelopes. DVDs feature newer titles and the latest theatrical releases that aren’t available through the company’s streaming service. So the company is adjusting

its pricing to reflect the cost of its DVD business and to help bring in more money to cover growing expenses for streaming content. Under the new plan, customers who want to rent DVDs by mail and watch video on the Internet will need to pay at least $16 per month. Netflix had been bundling both options in a single package for as low as $10 per month. But that bundled plan “neither makes great financial sense nor satisfies people who just want DVDs,” wrote Jessie Becker, Netflix Inc.’s vice president of marketing, on a company blog Tuesday. The price hike serves multiple purposes, analysts say. It will likely push more people into the streaming service, which will help Netflix to lower its postal expenses. The cost of shipping a DVD can be as much as 75 cents per disc, while analyst Mike Olson of Piper Jaffrey estimates that it costs just 5 cents to 10 cents to deliver a movie over the

Internet. At the same time, Netflix needs additional revenue to build up its streaming service. In the first three months of this year, Netflix spent $192 million on streaming rights after putting $406 million into the library last year. Licensing costs are expected to jump to $1.3 billion to $1.4 billion next year, said Arash Amel, research director for digital media at IHS Screen Digest. “Netflix is under enormous pressures from the content owners to write bigger and bigger checks,” Amel said. “It had to find the money from somewhere.” Netflix had 23.6 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada at the end of March, double the amount from the same period two years ago. Its stock has risen 147 percent over the past year, compared to a 21 percent gain for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. Movie studios and television networks want to capitalize

on Netflix’s success by getting the company to pay more for content. In an example of the growing tension, Sony movies were pulled from the Netflix online streaming service last month because of what Netflix described as a “temporary contract issue” between Sony Corp. and its pay TV distributor, Starz. The issue remains unresolved. Netflix’s contract to receive content from Starz ends next year, and analysts say Netflix will likely pay a significant amount to renew it. Net-flix CEO Reed Hastings said it “wouldn’t be shocking” if Netflix paid more than $200 million per year for Starz’ service, far more than the estimated $30 million a year it is paying

currently. Netflix also wants to bring in more money because, as the company has grown, it is making less per subscriber. It got a monthly average of $11.97 per subscriber in the first quarter of this year. At the end of 2006, before Internet streaming was launched, the average amount paid per subscriber was $15.87 per month. Still, the increased pricing has alienated Netflix’s customers, who have taken to Facebook and Twitter to complain about the company’s move. Amel, of IHS Screen Digest, said Netflix had tarnished its brand image by surprising customers with the pricing change.

After early zeal, networks pull back series from web By Jake Coyle AP entertainment writer NEW YORK — Around 2007, TV networks made a land rush to the web, looking to lay down digital production studios. Four years later, many of those networks have pulled up stakes, shunning original web content and reorienting their online outlook. The Walt Disney Co. and ABC launched their digital media destination, Stage 9, only to fold it by 2009. Time Warner’s comedy-focused site Super Deluxe also launched in 2007 and closed the next year. (CBS and Fox have showed only sporadic interest in original Internet TV.) Now, Comcast Corp. has announced that the NBC Universal Digital Studio, launched in 2008, is shuttering. A relatively robust digital outfit, its series often paired sponsors with a show, such as the Hollywood drama “Dial Star” (AT&T), the comedy “Fact Checkers Unit” (Samsung) and the comedy “In Gayle We Trust” (American Family Insurance). Clearly, Comcast, a cable operator and NBC’s parent, has some interest in

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Michael Ian Black, from left, Joshua Malina and Michael Panes in the web series “Backwash” maintaining the primacy of TV. But why are so many TV networks fleeing a business for which they would seem perfectly suited? The exodus comes at a time when many see brightening skies for original content on the web. Though it took some time for the numbers to measure up to the early promise of web video, profits and audiences are on the uptick. “I would think they should

be doubling down right now on creating original content for the Web,” says Marc Hustvedt, editor-in-chief of Tubefilter News and founder of the International Academy of Web Television. “The ad dollars are moving toward it. There’s this whole group, a new core of digital studios that are really booming in terms of audience.” NBC said the move was “simply about a change in strategy.”

“Going forward we plan to focus our digital efforts and investment on content that’s supportive of our on-air programs, providing our audience with additional content that further engages them in our shows,” the network said in a statement. That means more content such as the webisodes that accompany “The Office” — things that feed viewers back to broadcast shows. And those shows, after all, are

often already available digitally, whether on, Hulu or Netflix. But at the same time some networks are backing out, many online destinations are increasing their investment in original web programming. YouTube has inspired its partners in the art of video production. Funny Or Die, founded by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, just produced one of its most ambitious videos yet, an imagined sequel to “Field of Dreams.” In March, the digital arm of Lionsgate Television launched its first original web series on Hulu: the animated “Trailer Trash.” Last year, the production company Berman Braun Productions, which makes numerous series for MSN, signed a $100 million deal with Starcom Media -Vest Group, which represents companies such as Walmart and Coca-Cola. Sometimes, start-ups have shown more patience than the networks. Revision3, an online network founded in 2005, didn’t reach profitability until late 2010, when it saw total views across the network increase by 165 See Web, Page B10.


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Continued from Page B10. percent., created in 2005, has steadily grown and says that it has now has reached more than 3 billion views to date. Steve Woolf, vice president of content for, believes TV networks have failed to embrace the interactivity of the medium, and have instead pushed simply a less expensive TV product. “That is clearly the problem,” says Woolf. “They are trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.” “Creators have full control over how they create their shows,” Woolf says of blip. tv, which gathers series from across the web. “There’s no studio level, there’s no layer of production executive that they have to get answers and OKs from. They make their stuff, they know their audiences and it’s a direction connection to the audience. I think a lot of these guys have shied away from that to their determent.” Hustvedt agrees: “The web original studios are a little more fearless, a little more reckless and that seems to be paying off for them. These sorts of very manufactured enterprises within the studios, no one’s really taken a big, big chance. The ones that do work fundamentally understand social video.” Not all networks have abandoned Web originals. Fox’s first foray, the digital outpost 15 Gigs, ceased within months of debuting in 2009. But the same year, it created the Fox Digital Studios.

Though it has yet to produce any major web original, Fox Digital currently has several original web projects in development, said a network official who spoke on condition of anonymity because plans have not yet been announced. One is called “The Ropes” and is being written and produced by Vin Diesel. The 18 seven-minute episodes will be based on Diesel’s pre-Hollywood days working as a bouncer. CBS’ original online series included an early hit, 2007’s “Clark and Michael” with Michael Cera, but its output has slowed and remains undefined. In March, it shifted direction, acquiring the highly respected Internet TV guide Clicker and making its co-founder, Jim Lanzone, president of CBS Interactive. Warner Bros. made the interesting move of restoring its defunct network, the WB, as a purely online network in 2008. It can boast the hit medical drama parody, Rob Corddry’s “Childrens Hospital,” which was eventually picked up for broadcast by Adult Swim. But TheWB. com still mostly relies on old Warner Bros. Television productions such as “Friends” and “Veronica Mars.” Sony Pictures Entertainment, though, has held fast. Sony created Crackle in 2007 and continued to produce high-quality online shows, while surrounding them with programming from Sony Pictures’ broadcast library. Last year, the Crackle

Miss Mississippi to speak at July Chamber luncheon Miss Mississippi 2011 Mary Margaret Roark will speak at the July luncheon of the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce. The event will be at noon Wednesday at the Vicksburg ConvenMary Margaret tion Center. Roark Admission is $12 per person, and the luncheon is limited to 120 people. The 20-year-old Roark, of Cleveland, was crowned July 2 in Vicksburg. She will advance to the Miss America 2012 Pageant Jan. 14 in Las Vegas. Contact Veronica Joerg at 601-636-1012 or vjoerg@

Leadership program seeking applicants Leadership Vicksburg/ Warren County is looking for applicants for its eightmonth leadership program. The program, administered through the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, begins with a two-day retreat Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Hinds Community College’s Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond. The program allows participants the opportunity to meet community leaders in government, health care, education, law enforce-

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portfolio ment, community services and business. Program director Christi Kilroy said 20 slots are expected to be available. The registration is $695, payable upon acceptance. The deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 5. For information, contact Kilroy at 601-636-1012, or at

District’s Jones gains certification Nathan Jones, a program/ project manager in the Programs and Project Management division of the Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has earned his professional engineer certification in electrical engineering. He is a graduate of Vicksburg High School and Mississippi State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. He began his career with the Vicksburg District in 2009. Jones is the son of David and Paula Jones of Vicksburg. He is married to the former Leanne Forrest.

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crime drama “The Bannen Way” drew millions of viewers. It also released the frenetic comedy “Backwash,” starring Michael Ian Black, Joshua Malina and Michael Panes. With Crackle, Sony has focused its strategy on optimizing numerous “windows” of distribution, releasing popular shows after their initial ad-supported runs on iTunes, DVD on TV networks and in international syndication. “The result of all of this has made us very successful,” says Eric Berger, executive vice president of digital networks at Sony Pictures and head of Crackle. “We’re going to continue to create originals.” Berger says Crackle is finding increased appetite for long-form content, which

breeds higher quality shows. Their projects currently in development are being prepped to run in 30-minute, TV-length episodes. They include a paranormal anthology series from “Sons of Anarchy” producer Chris Collins, the undercover cop series “Strand Street” from “Heroes” star Milo Ventimiglia, and “Monster Heist,” a show about inhuman thieves from Kim Moses and Ian Sander of “The Ghost Whisperer.” TV networks may be moving on from Internet television, but maybe soon, there won’t be much separating the two.

land transfer The following commercial land transfer was recorded in the Chancery Clerk’s Office for the week ending July 15, 2011: • T&B Properties LLC to Fred Katzenmeyer; Lots 5 and 7, Block 21, Section 29, Township 16, Range 3; Pearl Street

The City of Vicksburg receives 18.5 percent of all sales taxes collected by businesses in the city limits. Revenues to the city lag actual sales tax collections by two months, that is, receipts for April reflect sales taxes collected on sales in February. Here are the latest monthly receipts:

March 2011..................$662,359 Fiscal year 2010-11 to date... $3,603,292

March 2010..................$650,028 2009-10 fiscal year to date $3,633,702

casino tax revenue Vicksburg’s five casinos pay a 3.2 percent revenue tax to the State of Mississippi that is divided — with 10 percent going to schools, 25 percent to Warren County and 65 percent to the city. A second revenue tax is a 0.8 percent share of the state’s 8.8 percent revenue tax. It is split based on population proportions between Vicksburg and Warren County. Each casino is also required to pay $150 for each gaming device annually to the city. To date, two casinos have paid the gaming device fee. These are the latest receipts:

April 2011 City...................................$547,754 County............................$229,360 Schools..............................$62,279

April 2010 City...................................$461,798 County............................$217,886 Schools..............................$59,103

Fiscal year 2010-11 to date City............................... $3,713,134 County........................ $1,581,320 Schools...........................$429,096

Fiscal year 2009-10 to date City............................... $3,780,426 County........................ $1,630,553 Schools...........................$442,620


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Send-off party set for MSU students Warren County’s Mississippi State University Alumni Association will hold a late-summer sendoff party for local students attending the university for the first time. Co-sponsored by the MSU Alumni Association and the Office of Admissions and Scholarships, this year’s event will begin at 6:30 p.m. July 28 at the Knights of Columbus hall on Fisher Ferry Road. Supper will be served. MSU representatives will be on hand to answer questions. To register, call Tom Kendall at 601-631-3206.


Music, magic Sept. 8 at Southern Cultural The Southern Cultural Heritage Center will host a magic and music event at 7 p.m. Sept. 8. “One Enchanted Evening,” featuring Brandon native Joe M. Turner, will include psychological illusions and piano and vocal classics. Tickets are $25 for SCHF members, $30 for nonmembers and $225 for corporate tables. The price includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and punch. A cash bar will be available. Tickets go on sale Monday and are available by visiting the SCHC office and Paper Plus downtown, calling 601-631-2997 or going to

Wine, food, fun at VCC Aug. 27 The Vicksburg Convention Center will host a Wine Spirits and Food Festival. The event will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 27. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visit www. The VCC’s number is 601630-2929.

Learn to stitch shoes at Historic Jefferson Historic Jefferson College will offer sewing classes this fall. The first “Adult Explore!” classes for ages 13 to adult will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 20. The class will teach the craft of hand-sewing cloth shoes. No experience is required. The cost is $10 and includes all materials. Call 601-442-2901 or e-mail Historic Jefferson College is off U.S. 61, in Washington, four miles northeast of Natchez.

Colleen Gilmore talks about her life as a missionary in India.

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Divine intervention, secretarial skills cut path to India Colleen Gilmore is conyears that her secretarial vinced that “God opened work began. She worked two every door” in her life, that, hours a day during the week “I could not have planned it.” and four hours on Saturday She spent a great deal of in the registrar’s office for 20 her 87 years on the mission cents an hour, but that paid field in India — but much of her tuition. GORDON that time was with a shortShe had planned to go hand pad and a typewriter, to the seminary, but the for many of pastor of her Colleen Gilmore explained her fascination with India, church, the those doors opened to Rev. Andrew with her love of that nation and living among its her had Gallman, was people: ‘India is like malaria. If it ever gets in your “secretary” also head of written on the Youth for system, you never get rid of it.’ them. She Christ orgahad no idea nization in went to Mississippi Southern how important the courses of Hattiesburg, and he needed and worked in the registrar’s shorthand and typing would a secretary. Would she? So office. be in her life’s calling. it was another year before Her interest in missions She felt that call when she made it to Asbury in was probably stirred by a she was about 12, growing Kentucky. visit from a relative when up in Hattiesburg where And guess what door Colleen was 8 years old. she attended Broad Street opened for her there? That’s The visitor was a lady who United Methodist Church. right — the registrar needed worked with the Navajo IndiOne Sunday the pastor, the a secretary. Soon there was a ans, and she taught Colleen Rev. Tom Prewitt, offered an vacancy for the top job, and to sing “Jesus Loves Me” in opportunity for anyone who Colleen became the registrar Navajo. felt called to the mission field at Asbury. Then, one summer in Bible or the full-time ministry to The next year, the Board studies, she learned about come forward. Colleen said, of Missions sent 50 young theologian and medial mis“I felt called, but I had no people to Japan and asked sionary Dr. Albert Schidea where God wanted me for 50 more to go to India, weitzer and his work in to go or what kind of work,” and Colleen was among Africa. so she just kept going to those who sailed from New It was in her young adult school. After high school, she York in 1949, landing first at


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UMC doctor focus of roast, fundraiser The fifth annual Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation Celebrity Roast fundraiser will honor a longtime doctor. Dr. Rathi V. Iyer, a professor of pediatrics in hematology/oncology at University of Mississippi Medical Center, will be the focus of the Aug. 5 event at the Country Club of Jackson 345 St. Andrews Drive. The fundraiser begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and cocktails. The cost is $75. Call 601-366-5874 or visit

Bombay and then going on to Delhi. There was a message waiting in Bombay: the bishop needed a secretary! Colleen was told to take the first train to Delhi, that the bishop had a lot of correspondence to catch up on and he would have to leave town in a week. She was a bit nervous, Colleen said, because she hadn’t used her shorthand in a long time, but a Presbyterian nurse on the trip with them helped her practice every day in her cabin. Once at Delhi, she found she could type the letters at home on her portable typewriter, and the bishop’s wife would sign and mail them. “I remember the first day when the bishop had finished dictation,“ Colleen said. “I sat at a little table with my notes before me and I said, ‘Dear Lord, if you’ll help me do this, I think I’ll be able to do anything you ever ask me.” The situation was perfect. She lived in a bungalow with a senior missionary who was head of a girls’ boarding school, which was just across Colleen Gilmore in a tradi-

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Afghan Army 2nd Lt. Sourya Saleh adjusts her hijab during a press conference at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

SAN ANTONIO — For women in Afghanistan, said Masooma Hussaini, it’s not like “it was in Taliban times.” Her sisters are in school, women work in offices and, by next year, Hussaini and three other young women could be among their country’s first females piloting military helicopters. Their training in the U.S. is significant. The Afghan military has a small but growing female rank, yet the skies

are almost an exclusive province for men, except for one Afghan woman trained in the Soviet era. Afghanistan remains a male-dominated culture — Afghan President Harmid Karzai spoke out as recently as last fall about women in his country still being oppressed. Hussaini, a second lieutenant, acknowledges that some Afghan men think “it’s not good” that women are breaking new ground in the military, but she and her colleagues say

they didn’t join the Afghan Air Force for themselves. “We’re going to open the door for ladies in Afghanistan,” 2nd Lt. Sourya Saleh said. “It’s a big deal for us to open this door for the others. That these other ladies who have the dream and think they can’t do it, we want to show them.” The four women, all in their 20s, arrived at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio about a week and a half ago See Military, Page C5.


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North Mississippi Allstars set to jam at Meridian festival The Grammy nominated North Mississippi Allstars will headline the 59Twenty Music Festival in Meridian Oct. 8. The festival, in its first year, will be at Singing Brakeman Park on Front Street, and will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Other artists will include Louisiana slide-guitar Sonny Landreth, who has played with Eric Clapton, Dr. John and Jimmy Buffett, and Lightnin’ Malcolm, Cheryl LuQuire, Wes Lee and Cary Hudson. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased at tickets/59twenty or www. Admission is $30 the day of the festival. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free. For more information, e-mail or visit the Facebook page for 59Twenty Music Festival.

Photos, fiber focus of Jackson exhibit A photo and fiber exhibit is headed for the Mississippi Library Commission. An opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. July 28 at the MLC, 3881 Eastwood Drive. The featured artists are George Miles Jr., a visual artist who specializes in photography, collage, mixed media and graphic design, and Marcy Petrini, a fiber artisan who uses weaving, spinning and knitting to

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broadcast in January 2008, deals with interpersonal issues. The show’s e-mail address is

from staff reports create pieces. Miles is a native of Starkville who resides in Jackson. Petrini attended the University of Rochester and teaches locally and across the country. The exhibit can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will continue through Aug.30. Call 800-647-7542, e-mail or visit

Jewish culture theme of exhibit at USM A traveling exhibit highlighting Jewish culture will run through Aug. 18 at the University of Southern Mississippi. In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak will be at the Cook Library, in room 105A next to Starbucks. Sendak is best known for the children’s book “Where The Wild Things Are.” Pieces from USM’s De Grummond Children’s Literature Collection will also be on display. For more information, call 601-266-4349 or e-mail ellen.

State health agency sets Alzheimer’s event The 12th annual conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Psychiatric Disorders in the Elderly will be held in Olive Branch in August. “Live, Love, Laugh, Learn!” will be Aug. 17-19 with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Whispering Woods Conference Center, 11200 Goodman Road. Sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, the conference will feature Elaine Sanchez, author of “Letters from Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver,” and others. Fees and other details may be obtained by visiting www. or calling 601359-1288.

UMC’s Buttross new MPR host Mississippi Public Radio’s “Relatively Thinking” has a new host.

Texas-sized comedy on stage at Carey

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The North Mississippi Allstars, from left, Chris Chew and brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson Dr. Susan Buttross, a professor of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Child Development and Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, is leading the 9 a.m.

Monday show. Buttross replaces Dr. Greg Gordon, assistant professor of psychiatry at UMC. Buttross is the spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatrics and has been

named among the Best Doctors in America for the last four years. She is the author of “Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.” “Relatively Thinking,” first

A musical comedy called “Das Barbecü” is being presented as part of William Carey University’s Carey Dinner Theatre. Shows will run through Saturday with performances starting at 7 p.m. The Texas-style musical features Broadway, swing, jazz and country music. Tickets are $28 and include a buffet meal. Call 601-318-6222, or visit the Carey box office at 498 Tuscan Ave. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

local happenings In town Warren County Extension Service Noon-1 p.m. July 28; “Baby, It’s Hot Outside,” by Lynette McDougal, Mississippi State University floral design instructor and manager of University Florist; 1100-C Grove St., 601-636-5442; bring lunch.

Vicksburg Farmers’ Market 8-11 a.m. Saturdays and 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays through July 30; Grove and Washington streets;

Hank Jones Birthday Tribute Concert 7 p.m. July 31 at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; Dr. Ronald Myers: 662-247-3364 or

Vicksburg National Military Park Fee-free days: Sept. 24 and Nov. 11-13; Living History: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Friday-July 26 and July 29-31; $8 per vehicle; 601-636-0583.

Haunted Vicksburg ghost tours Fridays-Sundays through October; walking tour, $20 per person; haunted hearse, $25 for group of six; 601-618-6031 or www.

Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference and Tradeshow Nov. 14-16 at Vicksburg Convention Center;, or 601-955-9298.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild Performances: “Gold in the Hills”: 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 30; $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger; Auditions: “Miracle on 34th Street”: 2-5 p.m. Sept. 17 and 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 19-20 for Dec. 2-4 and 9-11 shows; “The Foreigner”: Feb. 11-12 for May 4-6 and 11-13 shows; Tickets for main-stage plays: $12 for adults, $10 for 55 and older, $7 for students and $5 for younger than 12; admission for “Gold,” other productions varies; Contact: Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-636-0471 or

Southern Cultural Heritage Center Give My Poor Heart Ease-Voices of the Mississippi Blues: Vicksburg native Bill Ferris’ photos on display through Aug. 5; free; Four-day blues basic guitar workshop: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and July 27; $115 for members, $125 for nonmembers; Richard McComas, instructor; Delta Mountain Blues Boys: 7-10:30 p.m. Friday; $5 donation; cash bar; Figure drawing workshop: 2-4:30 p.m. July 24-26, Aug. 22-23; $55 members, $60 nonmembers; the Rev. Mark Bleakley, instructor; easels and drawing boards provided, drawing paper, graphite and charcoal pencils available for purchase; Contact: 601-631-2997 or info@

Strides Against Breast Cancer Extravaganza 6-8 p.m. July 28 at Riverwalk Casino; $15 in advance, $20 at the door; 601-415-2743.

Out of Town Beer Festival 2-6 p.m. July 30 at the Jackson Convention Complex, 105 E. Pascagoula St.; $39.99 general admission, $59 VIP; 877-383-6338.

Ringling Brothers Circus 7 p.m. Aug. 11-12, 2 and 6 p.m. Aug. 13 and 2 p.m. Aug. 14; Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson; $10 for 12 and younger or $11 opening night; $14 and $17 for adults; $26, VIP seats; $35, VIP floor seats; $45, premium seats;,, 800-745-3000 or coliseum box office.

Jaycees Reunion Friday-July 24; Holiday Inn-Trustmark Park, 10 Bass Pro Drive, Pearl; 601-966-9464,

Quilt show

Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge, 4451 Clay St., 601-636-3761 On stage, with a cover charge, at 9:15 p.m. • Back 40 ­— Friday-Saturday. • Crossin Dixon — July 30.

LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St., 601-636-9838 • 8:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday — Central Mississippi Blues Society Band, local artists; free. • 8:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday — Soul Unlimited and Sounds Unlimited; free.

Through Aug. 5; Gore Galleries, 199 Monroe St., Clinton; gallery summer hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday; 601-925-7770;

Roca Restaurant & Bar, 127 Country Club Drive, 601-638-0800

Miranda Lambert concert

• 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays — Ben Shaw. • 7-10 p.m. Fridays — Dustin.

7:30 p.m. Thursday; Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson; tickets: $44.75, $36.75, $26.75; buy at: coliseum box office, North Park Mall Guest Services booth on County Line Road in Ridgeland, 800-745-3000,

Jacques’ Cafe at Battlefield Inn, 4137 N. Frontage Road, 601-661-6264 • 9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday — Karaoke.

Opera at Tinseltown 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Pearl theater; $14 adults, $12 for 11 and younger, $13 for students; Wednesday: “Tosca”; July 27: “Don Carlo”; 601-960-2300.

Jackson Zoo summer hours 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; $9 for adults, $6 for ages 2-12, $8.10 for seniors, free for children younger than 2 and friends of the zoo; half price on Wednesdays; train and carousel rides, $1; 2918 W. Capitol St.;

Free Mississippi Museum of Art admission For active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day; 380 S. Lamar St., Jackson; 601-960-1515 or

For Foodies Sushi Workshop 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $30 SCHC members, $35 nonmembers; registration required; 601-631-2297 or

Nightlife Eddie Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company, 1100 Washington St., 601-638-1571 • 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays — Karaoke. • 8 p.m. Wednesdays — Biscuit & Jam; open mic. • Thursdays — Ladies night.

Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St., 601-638-1000, Free at Bottleneck Blues Bar: • Guns of Addiction — Rock; Friday-Saturday. • Jarekus Singleton ­— R&B/blues; July 29-30. Free at the Cabaret Lounge: • Ben Shaw — Variety; Friday-Saturday. • BB Secrist — ­ Oldies; July 29-30.

For kids Historic Jefferson College nature camp Ages 9-12; 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Friday; $20 per child in advance; snacks, water provided; 601-442-2901; four miles north of Natchez, off U.S. 61.

VNMP Junior Ranger Camp Ages 8-12; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday; 601-636-0583.

Wilcox Theater Summer Films 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays through July 28 at Vicksburg Mall; $3, includes popcorn and drink; groups of 20 or more, 601-6382135; Tuesday-Thursday: “Happy Feet” (PG); July 26-28: “Nanny McPhee Returns” (PG).

Agape Montessori Ages 2-6; 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through July 27; daily, weekly, monthly rates; 6889 Paxton Road; 601-634-0092.

Kiddie City Back to Basics Academics, art, field trips; $25 registration fee, $75 per week, per child; 1783 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; 601-638-8108 for dates.

Art at Heart Ages 7 and older; 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1915-D Mission 66; $135 per week; Lisa Grant, 601-415-9592 or 601-638-0677; registration forms,

FitZone Camps: Jungle Adventure, Monday-Thursday; $25 per day for members, $90 per week first child, $70 per week second sibling, $50 per week each sibling after second; for ages 3-10; Fun n’ Fit Friday Nights: 6-9 p.m. through July 29; ages 3-11; $15 for first child, $10 for second, $8 for third; reservations suggested; Location: next to Tan Tastic in Big Lots shopping area on South Frontage Road; Contact: Liz Curtis, 601-638-3778 or

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Ellisor, Martin are wed in Mobile Green, Josey to marry on Aug. 6 Richard Ellisor and Victoria Martin were married May 21, 2011, at Christ United Methodist Church in Mobile, Ala. The Revs. Brian Parker and Jeff Spiller officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Lois Martin of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of the late Harry and Patricia Martin, William Russel Melton and the late Laura Jean Harrell, all of Vicksburg. The groom is the son of Steve and Marianne Ellisor of Mobile. He is the grandson of Ella Dean Ellisor and the late Rev. Tom Ellisor of Mobile and the late Richard and Joy Norwood of Birmingham, Ala. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Trey Martin. Her chosen colors were canary and pearl. Maid of honor was Victoria Mathews of Biloxi. Bridesmaids were Taylor Ragan of Oxford; Kelcey Nelson of Hurley; Brandi McGraw of Natchez; and Kellie Oberkirch and Katie Ellisor, both of Mobile. Junior bridesmaids were Hannah Grace Parker and Riley Martin. Steve Ellisor served as best man. Groomsmen were Daniel Goncalves, Larkin Touchstone, David Aragon, Bobby Jones, Eric Reidy and Freddy Taul,

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ellisor The bride is the former Victoria Martin all of Mobile. Junior groomsmen were Connor Gulledge and Matthew Ellisor. Ushers were Treyce Keyes and Karsten Keyes, both of Vicksburg. Flower girl was Kinsley Parker of Vicksburg. Ring bearer was Caleb Jones of

Vicksburg. A reception followed at the church. The bride and groom will make their home in Mobile. The groom is employed at UMS-Wright Preparatory School.

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Byron Green of Corinth announce the engagement of their daughter, Wesley Warriner, to Jonathan Lloyd Josey. Mr. Josey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Jonathan Josey of Jackson. Miss Green is the granddaughter of Hugh Louis Green and the late Joe Ann Blades Green of Vicksburg and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Weaver Williams of Corinth. Mr. Josey is the grandson of Mrs. F. Harrell Josey and the late Harrell Josey of Starkville and Mr. and Mrs. William Moses Ashley of Jackson. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Corinth High School. She attended Mississippi State University, where she was a member of Campus Crusade for Christ and Kappa Delta sorority. Miss Green is employed at Brandon High School in Brandon. The prospective groom is a 2007 graduate of Jackson Academy. He graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University, where he was a member of Campus Crusade for Christ and Sigma Chi fraternity. Mr. Josey will attend Physical Therapy School at the University of Mississippi Medical

Wesley Warriner Green Engaged to marry Jonathan Lloyd Josey Center in Jackson. Vows will be exchanged at 6 p.m. Aug. 6, 2011, at First United Methodist Church

in Corinth. A reception will follow at the bride’s home, 1224 Taylor St. in Corinth.

bulletin board Achievements • Elease Williams, 60, has earned her high school diploma from Cornerstone Christian Correspondence School. A lifelong Vicksburg Elease resident, she Williams has four children and six grandchildren. • Donald Mayfield Brown of Vicksburg has been recognized as a member of Donald M. Brown Sigma Alpha Lambda national leadership and honors organization at Mississippi State University. A 2010 graduate of Vicksburg High

School, he is a sophomore at MSU with a double major in English/literature and philosophy. He is the son of Willie and Cynthia Brown.

Scholarships • Sabrieon Sanders, a Port Gibson High School graduate, and Amarri Robinson, a Warren Central High School graduate, have been Sabrieon named recipSanders ients of the 2011 Rosalyn LaCoya Coleman Memorial Scholarship totaling $2,500 each. The scholarship is awarded annually to high school graduates in Claiborne and/or Warren counties who have been accepted to a 2or 4-year collegiate institution within the State of Mississippi. Both Sanders and Robinson

h ave b e e n accepted to Alcorn State University and will be enrolled with the 2011 Freshman Class. SandAmarri ers is the Robinson daughter of Velma Johnson, and Robinson is the daughter of Roy and Tonya Anderson. The scholarship is in memory of Rosalyn Coleman, a former Tougaloo College student and the daughter of Lt. Col. Rickey and Mary Coleman, former residents of Claiborne County.

Upcoming events Vicksburg High Registration for New Students — 8 a.m.-noon Thursday or Friday; two proofs of residency, MS immunization compliance, certified birth certificate and withdrawal checklist from

previous school required; orientations will be 8 a.m.-noon July 25 for seniors and July 26 for juniors and sophomores; freshmen orientation will begin at 6 p.m. July 28. Hinds Community College Summer Commencements — July 29, Cain-Cochran Hall; 10 a.m., nursing and allied health graduates with speaker Dr. George Ball, retired obstetrician/gynecologist; 2 p.m., non-health-related graduates with speaker Tom Weathersby, representative of District 62’s Rankin, Simpson and Copiah counties. ACT Assessment Review Course — Mississippi College, $20 per session; test mechanics/reading, 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 13; grammar, 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 13; math, 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 27; science, 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 27; registration deadline, Aug. 1 or until space fills; pre-registration and payment required, 601-925-3265 or academics/ce/.

Patricia A. Singleton Engaged to marry Richard L. Mayes

Miss Singleton to wed Mr. Mayes on Nov. 11 The engagement of Patricia A. Singleton to Richard L. Mayes, both of Edwards, is announced today. Vows will be exchanged Nov. 11, 2011, by the justice of the peace. A reception will follow at Exposé, 4700 Robinson Road Ext., Suite 900, in Jackson. Miss Singleton is the daugh-

ter of Cornelius Singleton and the late Mary Singleton of Edwards. She is employed at Gulf States Canners Inc. in Clinton. Mr. Mayes is the son of Margaret Mayes of Edwards. He is employed with Western Express Transportation.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph N. Brown Sr. The bride is the former Jacqueline D. Brown Phalange L. Williams Engaged to marry Anotino Calvin

Mr. Brown marries Miss Brown on July 1 Williams to wed Calvin Joseph N. Brown Sr. and Jacqueline D. Brown were married at 1 p.m. July 1, 2011, at New Dimension. Bishop George Tyler Straughter officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Augusta “Pocket” Brown Sr. and Mary Lee Bowman of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of the late Henry and Lutisha Ringo and Ada Ringo of Vicksburg. The groom is the son of Eugene and Hazel Erwin and Charles and Ruby Burks, all of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of the late Indiana Paulding. The bride was given in marriage by her sons, Michael L.

Battle Jr. and Ronny Brown. Her chosen colors were teal, royal, white, gray, black and bright blue. Pastor Franshelia Straughter provided nuptial music. Matron of honor was Andrea “Tiny” Brown. Joseph Brown Jr. served as best man. Usher was Michelle Battle of Vicksburg. A reception was held at LD’s. Hostess was Jackie Rozelle, sister of the bride. The couple will make their home in Vicksburg. The bride is employed at River Region Medical Center, and the groom is employed at Ace Muffler.

in outdoor ceremony

Phalange L. Williams and Anotino Calvin will be married July 23, 2011, in an outdoor ceremony at Castle Hill Pavilion in Florence. Miss Williams is the daughter of Debbra R. Williams of Greenville and Sylvester Williams of Byhalia. She is the granddaughter of Johnie Redmond of Greenville and the late Louise Redmond and Estella Williams of Hollandale and the late Rufus Williams. Mr. Calvin is the son of Sherrill Walker of Vicksburg and Andre Lewis of Atlanta, Ga.

He is the grandson of Barbara Calvin of Vicksburg and the late James Calvin, Joseph Lewis Sr. of Vicksburg and Verteal and Will Rogers of Tallulah. The bride-elect is manager of Marble Slab Creamery in Jackson. The prospective groom is employed with the Jackson Public School District as a history teacher at Calloway High School. They will make their home in Jackson. The Rev. Troy Truly Sr. will officiate.

Clover and Robert Dowe Sr.

Dowes to celebrate 60 years of marriage Robert Sr. and Clover Dowe will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were married July 21, 1951, in Utica and will celebrate with a dinner with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Dowes have three children: Linda Dowe McGowan and husband Ronnie, Robert

P. Dowe Jr. and Rachael Dowe Cook and husband David, all of Vicksburg. They also have six grandchildren, Mark McGowan, Lauren McGowan Powers, Robyn Dowe Wells, Kimberly Dowe, Kiel May and Scott May and five greatgrandchildren, Clover, Dowe and Lona Kate McGowan and Jonathan and Breanna Wells.


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Anthony’s lawyer rises from obscurity to legal fame By The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Three years ago, Jose Baez’s name was barely a blip in the legal community. This was a lawyer who made his way to the profession after dropping out of high school, getting a GED and going into the Navy. He tried several failed businesses — including two bikini companies — before he eventually enrolled at Florida State University and St. Thomas University School of Law. It took another eight years for him to be admitted to the bar. Now he’s arguably one of the most recognizable attorneys in the country after his client Casey Anthony was acquitted in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in a case marked by a captivated national audience and searing scrutiny of every legal twist. For the last three years since, Baez faced questions from other attorneys and TV commentators about his lack of criminal law experience and tactics. Now he’s a legal celebrity almost certain to be offered interviews, book offers and possibly movie deals that could bring hundreds of thousands of dollars. “I think this is obviously lifealtering for Jose Baez,” said Terry Lenamon, a former member of Anthony’s defense team, who left the case in 2008 after a disagreement over strategy. “It’s not as big as (the) OJ (Simpson verdict), but close to OJ and look at all what happened to those lawyers ... I’m sure he’s going to capitalize on it. The issue is: Was that always the plan?” Baez, 42, took Anthony’s case pro bono in 2008, after get-

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Casey Anthony and her attorney, Jose Baez, listen as the verdicts are read July 5 at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. ting a referral from a former client who shared a cell with Anthony following her initial arrest. He has handled the case since then, operating on state funds available to Anthony because of her indigent status, and from an early $200,000 she received from licensing photos and videos to ABC News. The Associated Press attempted to contact Baez for this story, but those inquiries were not returned. In an interview with Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera the night of the verdict, Baez shrugged

off a question about whether his success in this case will silence his detractors. “I think their competence argument has fallen,” he said. “What they want to say about me, well, you know, they can say what they want.” Baez, who was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York and Florida, had to take a winding path to becoming a criminal lawyer, even after he graduated law school. He passed the written test for the Florida Bar, but he was denied admission by the Florida Board of Bar Exam-

iners because of a list of complaints about his personal and financial conduct. The Florida Supreme Court upheld the bar’s decision in 2000 for not paying child support for a daughter he had with his first wife and for what it called “very serious doubts as to his respect for the rights of others and for the law,” like writing worthless checks. He eventually was able to prove to the bar he was rehabilitated and he was admitted to practice law in 2005. He has had no disciplinary action

taken against him by the bar since then. Alfredo Garcia, the former dean at St. Thomas, didn’t know Baez when he was a student at St. Thomas and prior to his graduation in 1997. But he said he got to know him shortly after he took on Anthony’s case. Garcia said the school gave Baez, who also ran a pair of nonprofit organizations before he began his law practice, an alumni award in 2008 for providing disabled children in foreign countries with prostheses. He said at the award dinner Baez showed him a yellowed copy of his acceptance letter to the law school. The letter had been signed by Garcia, ironically a law school classmate of Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton at the University of Florida. “(Baez) said, ‘I’ve held on to this since I received this. This is the letter you wrote when you were associate dean and chair of the committee that admitted me into law school.’ He still had that with him,” Garcia said. “... Obviously, that meant a lot to him because he took time to show it to me and had it with him.” Garcia said he also had lunch with Baez in Orlando last August as Baez was preparing for the trial. They talked about the “emotional, personal and professional toll that the case had taken on him.” “I think it was a rough emotional toll, to the extent that you get identified with your client typically by the members of the public,” Garcia said. “I gathered he wasn’t the most popular person in Orlando at the time. I think that was pretty tough.” During his closing argu-

ment, Ashton likened the theories presented by Baez and the defense of how Caylee Anthony died in part as a fantasy “trip down the rabbit hole into a bizarre world.” Ashton and Baez constantly sparred throughout the three-year case. Each accused the other of questionable legal maneuvering, and once during a pretrial hearing, Ashton even asked Judge Belvin Perry to hold Baez in contempt of court for what Ashton claimed was a blatant disregard of a court-ordered deadline. Then there was the incident during Baez’s closing arguments, in which he angrily referred to Ashton as “this laughing guy” when he observed him chuckling behind his hand in full view of the jury. But in his first comments after Anthony’s acquittal, Baez seemed to have put that bad blood behind him. He referred to the prosecution team as a whole as “a fine group,” called Ashton “a fierce opponent” and lead prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick “an incredible adversary” and “one of the best lawyers I’ve ever seen.” With constant objections that were overruled and motions denied, Baez’s legal skills were often maligned on cable television programs that sometimes depicted him as a sort of Barney Fife, the bumbling deputy on the 1960s TV sitcom “The Andy Griffith Show” who was only allowed to carry one bullet. Lenamon said any of those sentiments that the jury saw in court via the judge or prosecution — however small — could have played a role in the case’s outcome.

Night tour of Alcatraz, once home to ‘Whitey’ Bulger, is eerie experience By Jason Dearen The Associated Press ALCATRAZ ISLAND, Calif. — When night fell on The Rock in San Francisco Bay, visitors moved shadowlike through the former prison’s lantern-lit hospital rooms, a gloaming against dingy walls with peeling blue paint. A hard wind whooshed and rattled a window in the hospital cell where Robert Stroud, “The Birdman of Alcatraz,” spent 11 of his 17 years when this was the dankest, hardest federal prison in the U.S. Yet, most of the more than 1 million tourists who visit the famous former prison annually never get to experience Alcatraz Island at night or see its spooky, decrepit hospital — experiences unique to the night tour. At dusk the island prison that housed some of the nation’s most notorious criminals — including Al Capone and the recently rearrested James “Whitey” Bulger, who was on The Rock for bank robbery from 1959 until 1963 — is often enshrouded by fog, and the lamps on the grounds emit a ghostly glow. The difference from the daytime tour is apparent from the start. The ferry from San Francisco motors slowly around the west side of the isle, passing decrepit buildings surrounded by Alcatraz’s new residents: black Brandt’s cormorants, Western gulls and the other birds that have made their home there since U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy shuttered the prison in 1963. “This is a little eerie,” said Gerard Lang, 28, who was visiting from Covington, Ky. “You kind of feel like you’re heading to prison yourself.” After leaving the boat visitors begin a winding ascent past the prison’s official sign, where a faded “Indians Welcome” written in red paint is still visible, remnants of the Native American occupation of the island from 1969 to 1971. The island became a national park in 1972. “You’re following in the foot-

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vations recommended as some tours do sell out, with the night tours among the most popular. Tours take 2 1/2 hours round-trip. Daytime tours are $26 ($16 for kids 5-11, free for children under 4, $24.50 for seniors 62 and over), with departures 9:10 a.m.-3:55 p.m. daily. Nighttime tours are $33 ($19.50 for kids 5-11, $30.50 for seniors), with departures Thursday-Monday at 6:10 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

Alcatraz: Alcatraz can only be reached by ferry and there is a charge for ferry service to and from the island, which includes the cellhouse audio tour and departs from Pier 33 at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Tickets and schedule at Tickets are made available about 60 days in advance; reser-

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A military chapel is illuminated during a night tour on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco.


Visitors make their way through a tunnel dating to 1886. steps of every federal prisoner who ever came here,” said Eric Knackmuhs, a Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy guide. Passing the guano- and rustcovered buildings that once housed the families of prison guards, the park’s employees tell of a failed Friday the 13th, 1939, escape attempt — one of many escape attempts recited in gripping detail that are not included on the daytime tour. Once inside the prison, the audio tour features stories from ex-inmates and former prison guards in their own voices. The tour leads visitors through D Block, or solitary

confinement, where you can stand inside a dark cell and

listen to the voices of inmates who spent time there. Close your eyes and you can sense the isolation, the desperation. If you’re lucky and find a guide who isn’t too busy, you can also ask to take a quick detour into “The Dungeon,” another of the usually off-limits areas of the prison that can be accessed at night. The dungeon is left over from when Alcatraz was a military prison, and has a series of small alcoves where Civil War and World War I-era prisoners were held, said Jim

traz’s story. “You ever see ghosts here?” a tourist asked an employee in the hospital’s hallway, shadows dancing on the walls as tourists passed before lanterns. After a brief pause, she said no.

Bradon, a guide. Shining a flashlight on the wall of one dark alcove, the prison inmate numbers of former dungeon denizens can be seen carved into the bricks. The hospital visit is unique to the night tour, and it is a significant addition to Alca-

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Final film in ‘Harry Potter’ franchise sad, yet satisfying By Christy Lemire AP movie critic If last year’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” marked the beginning of the end with a gripping feeling of doom and gloom, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” wraps things up once and for all on a note of melancholy. Oh, it’s dramatic, to be sure: gorgeous, somber and startling as the young wizard faces his destiny and fights the evil Lord Voldemort. But the end of this staggeringly successful movie franchise, an epic fantasy saga spanning eight films over the past decade, provides a necessary emotional catharsis for Harry and for us. Even those who aren’t ardent Potterphiles — who aren’t waiting in a line around the theater with their homemade wands and handdrawn lightning scars — might find themselves getting unexpectedly choked up a couple of times.

On screen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release, is rated PG-13 for some sequence of intense action violence and frightening images. Running time: 130 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. In Vicksburg the movie is playing at Wilcox Theater and the phone number is 601-638-2136.

film review That’s always been the real magic of the series, based on J.K. Rowling’s novels: that mixture of the exotic and the everyday, the otherworldly and the utterly relatable. No longer the innocent children they were when they entered Hogwarts, Harry, Ron and Hermione are growing up and moving on, and

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Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” so must we. That the future of the wizard world hangs in the balance in this final installment is only part of the tale. Still, director David Yates has accomplished the difficult task of bringing it all to a close in a satisfying fashion. Having directed the last four of the eight films, Yates has provided a momentum and cohesion to the “Harry Potter” canon,

which has gotten progressively darker and more mature. And Steve Kloves, who’s written all but one of the screenplays in the series, has once again risen to the challenge of trying to please purists and casual viewers alike in adapting Rowling’s revered writing. It’s hard to imagine how complicated this must have been, given the density of the mythol-

ogy, even though the final book was divided into two films. (Although the epilogue, which features some of the main characters decked out in grown-up makeup, does seem a bit cheesy and hasty and it might inspire a few giggles.) At the same time, because it took two films to depict the action in the last installment, this second half doesn’t

Jeep road, saw them, formed a human chain and pulled them to safety. “They were angels,” Colleen said. “It was no accident they showed up. I’m telling you, God sent those men.” When she was 62, Colleen came home to help take care of her aged mother, but she’s been back to India twice, once in 2006 and again in 2008. Part of the time she was in Madras where Christ’s disciple Thomas, “Doubting Thomas” as he is remembered, ministered starting in AD 52. He laid the groundwork in India and died in Madras. Colleen recalls one adventure at home — she went tubing on Lake Bruin in 2003 before she had a hip replacement!

She moved to Vicksburg in 1995 so her brother who lives here could have help with their mother, who was 95. Colleen lives at Heritage House, an assisted living home. She has things to do there, she said, because “everybody is either a missionary or a mission field. There’s always something to do to help. You’re either helping with the problem or you’re part of the problem.” She hopefully teaches by example, she said, and “Heritage House lets me know if I step over the line.” She uses a walker some but spends more time getting about in a wheelchair “because I have a few joints that need replacing.” She uses the Internet, e-mail and has a cell phone and is an

feel overstuffed or overlong. It moves with great urgency toward the final showdown between Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes, deeply disturbing as usual); danger infuses every moment, and it never overstays its welcome. “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” drops us into a menacing version of this world we’ve come to know, immediately and without explanation; it’s a bit disorienting at first, even if you’ve seen all that’s come before it. Then again, if you’re bothering to check out the finale, in theory you should know what’s going on. Still, this is the place where all the narrative and emotional threads must converge and tie up at last. While “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” offers long-promised answers, it also dares to pose some eternal questions, and it’ll stay with you after the final chapter has closed.

Gilmore Continued from Page C1. the street from the bishop’s office. The school had a cook, someone to wait tables, to do the laundry, to run errands, to take care of the garden and grounds. There was also a guest house and a steady flow of visitors. Colleen had agreed to stay three years, but she decided to stay longer. She had to go to language school for two years. After five years she was required to take a furlough, a routine she repeated three times. After her first trip home — where she went to the University of Arkansas for three months for a crash course in agricultural work, spoke with student groups in various schools and attended a three-month course at a Methodist college in Nashville — “I think I was ready to go back to India.” Working for the bishop had been wonderful, “a real education,” for she had corresponded through his office with many national and even world leaders, but she said she wanted to work more with the people, with the pastors and their wives and children who were not in school. Though she had asked for that, she said, “that was not my calling.” For two years she did the administrative work at two village clinics, which included keeping the medicines ordered and the volun-

Colleen Gilmore lives at Heritage House, an assisted living home. She has things to do there, she said, because ‘everybody is either a missionary or a mission field. There’s always something to do to help. You’re either helping with the problem or you’re part of the problem.’ teers lined up. Each week the doctor had a short workshop and prayer, then after a talk about health “we got busy passing out the pills.” Colleen came home for two years to earn her master’s degree at a New York school, “where we played volleyball on the roof, which was enclosed in chicken wire” for protection. Then it was back to India, this time to a city where she was asked to help organize a school for secretarial courses where she taught shorthand, typing and English. All her experiences weren’t in the classroom. She remembers the monkeys, so large and heavy that, when they jumped from a tree onto the tile roofs, they broke the tiles. They also ate everything in the garden and were constant pests. Colleen thought she could solve that problem: she hired one of the boys at the school to shoot them for $1 each and bury them in the yard. The neighbors, however, were Hindus,

and monkeys were special to them — so that plan didn’t work. Another time she tried to kill a snake with two brick bats, but missed — “but I scared him worse than he scared me.” Colleen liked to walk, and she recalls that on the day Queen Elizabeth was crowned she and two friends started up a very steep mountain trail, so steep they couldn’t come back down. They had nothing to eat, nothing to drink until they found a mountain stream — and made sure they drank upstream from where the horse was standing. It was six hours before they found their way down where some of their Indian friends were looking for “three ladies in the jungle.” Years later, on another hike, they got off the trail onto a path that narrowed so on the mountainside they could not turn around or go forward. Three forestry students looked down from the

try’s current stable of aircraft. The Afghan Air Force also has 11 two-engine cargo planes and nine Mi-35 attack helicopters. The Afghan Air Force is being built to support the Afghan National Army, not to defend Afghan air space. Hussaini said she has always dreamed of being a pilot, even as her father tried pushing her to become a doctor. The opportunity for her and the other women came, according to Saleh, when ads in Afghanistan newspapers encouraged women to enlist in the military and join the Afghan Air Force. “They are very brave. Their families are all for it,” Hill said. “Their families are strongly behind them. In a society like (theirs), if they didn’t have the sponsorship of their families, they wouldn’t be here.” The four were the only women in their graduating class of 35, and they began training last May in Afghanistan. They got the hang of the lessons quickly: The women scored the highest marks for the first couple of months before the men, by then getting competitive, started catching up, Hill said. Piloting a helicopter, however, may present some unique challenges to Afghan women. Hill said many of the

nation’s women are short and have short arms, which prevents them from reaching the switches in the cockpit. Hill said pilots must have arms of a certain length, eliminating “quite a few” of the women. “You can adjust the seat, but there is a limit and a lot of the Afghan women are pushing the outside limits,” Hill said. The women have now graduated to Lackland’s Defense Language Institute, which teaches English to soldiers and personnel from other countries. Less than 12 percent of the nearly 1,100 students on the campus are women, said Col. Howard Jones, who runs the institute. Even fewer come from Muslim nations, but there have been some students. Some Iraqi women, for example, studied there to become English instructors back home. But not until now had there been women from Afghanistan. “In Afghanistan, I think (it’s been) 32 or 33 years of war. The women of Afghanistan couldn’t do anything on that time,” said second Lt. Mary Sharifzada, also among the four women training to become pilots. “Now we should show that we are strong and we can serve our country.”

Military Continued from Page C1. to continue their training. They’ll stay in Texas until they master English — the international language for aviation — and are to transfer to Alabama early next year for actual hands-on piloting. By September 2012, the women could have their wings. “We are just at the beginning right now in terms of what’s happening in Afghanistan, in terms of gender integration. But this is a huge step,” said Col. Eric Axelbank, commander of the 37th Training Wing at Lackland. “Having female officers who will become pilots, a traditionally male-dominated field in the Middle East, is groundbreaking — not just in Afghanistan, but in the entire Middle East.” The U.S. is among 14 nations advising the Afghan Air Force, which has about 4,700 members and more than 50 aircraft. The plan is for the Afghan Air Force to be self-operational by 2016, according to British Royal Air Force Group Capt. Adrian Hill, deputy commander of the NATO Air Training CommandAfghanistan. Afghanistan is set to nearly triple its aircraft by 2016. The women are being trained on Mi-17 helicopters, which represent the bulk of the coun-

active member of Hawkins United Methodist Church. She’s “not secretary at Heritage house — yet,” she laughed. She explained her fascination with India, with her love of that nation and living among its people: “India is like malaria. If it ever gets in your system, you never get rid of it.” None of this would have happened, however, had it not been for secretarial work — “which has opened every door for me.” When God gets ready for a secretary, He knows where to find one. •

Gordon Cotton is an author and histor ian who lives in Vicksburg.


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Joseph Jackson Joseph Jackson of Vicksburg found this baby oriole sitting in freshly cut grass.

Malcolm Ashley of Delta spotted a turtle headed to the river and Betty Pierce found one laying eggs in her yard for the second year in a row.

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Danny Ivy of Vicksburg has made friends with hummingbirds on his deck on Eagle Lake.

Marian Love Phillips Two Vicksburg photographers snapped photos of caterpillars that showed up after the spring flooding. The one at right was found on Paw Paw Island.

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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.

FREE TO GOOD HOMES. 6 week old German Shepherd/ Labrador mixed puppies. Call 601629-4371. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

FREE PUPPIES TO good homes. Curr and Labrador mix, great pets, ready to go! 601-630-6493.

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

You & Ameristar... A Winning Pair.

05. Notices Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests (non-medical facility)

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

05. Notices Effective March 25, 2011 The Horizon chip’s were discontinued. You may redeem Horizon Casino chip’s durning normal business hours at the Grand Station Casino cage through July 25, 2011 KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

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05. Notices Is the one you love hurting you? Call

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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07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

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Health Insurance Dental Insurance 401(k) Retirement Plan Profit Sharing Plan Additional Supplemental Insurance Paid Vacation and Sick Leave Paid Training and Education in the National Cable Telecommunications Institute Complimentary Cable Service & High-Speed Internet Service for applicants living in our service area and discounted phone service Interested applicants may fax a resume to (601) 636-3797, or mail a resume to or come in and fill out an application at our office at 900 Hwy 61 N, Vicksburg, MS 39183. VICKSBURG VIDEO, INC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a drug and tobacco free work environment.

06. Lost & Found LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg

07. Help Wanted Earn Extra Money Deliver the new AT&T Real Yellow Pages in the Vicksburg Area. FT/PT, daily work, quick pay, must be 18 yrs!, have drivers license & insured vehicle (800)422-1955 Ext. 1 8:00A-4:30P Mon.-Fri.

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


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Vicksburg, Mississippi

Immediate Opening for a

DIRECTOR OF NURSING • RN Required • Strong Management & Organizational Skills • At least 3 years experience as an RN • Minimum 1 year experience in Hospice or Home Health COME BE A PART OF OUR DEDICATED TEAM • PTO, Paid Holidays, 401-K • Competitive Salary


Contact Kim Carr at 601-638-8308 or fax resume to: 601-638-8420


Sunday, July 17, 2011

515 Kavanaugh LOCATION NEAR OAK PARK (in county) with 3BR/2B brick home. Open living/kitchen floor plan. Move in ready! $129,000.

1410 Parkway Dr. Tucked away right in the middle of town, hardwood floors, 3 BR, 2 BAs, one w/shower, one w/tub, spacious kitchen, large living/dining combo w/fireplace. $84,900.

1230 Warrenton Road Magnificent view of the MS River! Custom built & restored by Southern Living preferred contractor Sanders-Hollingworth. Open floor plan w/ clear view windows maximizes river view. Front & back porches maximize views & space. Original hardwood floors, custom fireplace, granite & stainless in kitchen. Reduced to $399,000! PRESENTED BY

Marianne May Jones



Call Andrea at



Over 33 years of experience put to work for you! EMAIL: ANDREA@JONESANDUPCHURCH.COM Andrea Upchurch WWW.VICKSBURGHOMES.COM

8 Crestwood Drive

LOCATION 14 INDIAN HILLS GREAT (county) near city on


quiet cul-de-sac. Share this beautiful 4.6 acre lot with wildlife: Deer, Turkeys. & birds while living in 3047 sq. ft. with 5 bdrms, 3 bths, 2 half bths, basement with work shop, family rm/fireplace, sunroom, & formal living rm. One master bdrm/bth upstairs & one downstairs. All furniture, washer/ dryer, refrigerator, and riding mower remain with home.

Great location. Brick. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living/dining, separate den with wood burning heater. Hardwood floors under carpet. 1 car carport. $125,000.

Jimmy Ball REALTOR®


2735 Washington Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • 601-638-6243

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted


DRIVERS NEEDED!!! BUSINESS EXPANDING Coomes Produce Company. Class D license and health

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

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

The Vicksburg Post

NEW PRICE! $184,900

THE OLIVE BRANCH SENIOR CARE CENTER in Tallulah, LA has immediate openings for the following positions: FULL TIME ADON Benefits available, MDS & wound care experience preferred.

Director of Nursing position available Registered Nurse with supervisory experience sought for full-time Director of Nursing position ✰ Insurance provided ✰ Bonus Program Contact Eva Pickle at Heritage Manor of Rolling Fork 431 W. Race St. Rolling Fork, MS 662.873.6218

BILLING CLERK POSITION Applicant must have computer skills in Word and Excel, preferably with accounting experience. Call 318-574-8111 318-574-8111 Call

& Coldwell Banker All Stars, LLC



225 Boundary Line Horse Lovers...20 acres with a 100' x 175' covered riding arena with tack room and iron pipe fencing. Beautiful home built in '08 has 4 BR, 2.5 BAs and a large guest room upstairs. Hardwood Floors, granite countertops, huge master bedroom and bath. Inground pool.

REALTY LTD. 601-634-8303

525 Grange Hall Rd. 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home on 1 acre lot. Open living area with 1500 sq ft.

McMillin And

Real Estate

Beverly McMillin

Stanton House--1001 Jackson St at Cherry St--Vicksburg, MS. 4 to 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, entry parlor, living room, dining room, kitchen, finished attic bonus room, full brickfloored basement level, gated off-street parking, walled w/ iron fence front & privacy back, generous porches, security system, etc. $395,000 Warren Realty 601-634-8303.

601-415-9179 Home for Sale? Show it to the world at

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted QUALITY TRANSPORT INC. Regional drivers needed for bulk petroleum products. Must have Class A with X end. Good driving record required. Company paid health insurance, 401K, and other benefits. SIGN ON BONUS. New equipment. Call 800-734-6570 ext 10.

Call 601-636-SELL

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Kellye Carlisle, GRI


Step this way to the top of your field! Job opportunities abound in the HELP WANTED SECTION of The Vicksburg Post Classifieds.

Drug screen required 1801 Mulberry Street. No phone calls please!

A Family Delight! This 4 BD, 2 BA home features a large den with vaulted ceiling & fireplace, formal dining room, new counter tops and flooring in the kitchen, spacious bedrooms & a huge fenced backyard. Well maintained in a wonderful, quiet neighborhood! All residents have access to Lake Camelot. Enjoy the fishing!

This cute home features updated, open floor plan decorated with designer colors. Other features include hardwood floors, large walk-in closet in master bedroom, updated kitchen and bathrooms, large covered patio, double garage, workshop, and an unbelievable back yard.


card required. Apply in person 9am-1pm. Bring copy of MVR.


278 Lakeside Drive

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

11. Business Opportunities

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

11. Business Opportunities

07. Help Wanted EXPERIENCED MECHANIC NEEDED Apply in person only at: Sheffield Rentals 1255 Hwy 61 South Vicksburg.



11. Business Opportunities



CAGE SHIFT SUPERVISOR Minimum three (3) years experience as a cage supervisor or lead required


TALLULAH, LOUISIANA Immediate Opening for a


• RN Required • Strong Management & Organizational Skills • At least 3 yrs. experience as an RN • Minimum 1 yr. experience in Hospice or Home Health


14. Pets & Livestock AKC DOBERMAN PINCHERS! 17 weeks old, all shots, tails docked. $350 or best offer. 601-870-2903.

Dealer School

✰ ATTENTION ✰ THE CITY OF VICKSBURG IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICERS • Beginning salary $13.65 hr. • Great benefits package which includes: Merit raises; Employer Paid Health, Life, Dental & Vision; State Retirement, 9 + Holidays; Sick/Personal Accrued leave

Hiring Qualifications:

• • • • •

10. Loans And Investments

NEED A SITTER? Retired RN, experienced, will work any time, dependable, honest, trustworthy. 601421-1861.

• •

Email resume to: No phone calls please!


“Work Happy!”

• • • •

Warehouse Coordinator Coomes Produce Company Looking for person to oversee receiving, inventory rotation, and shipping. Produce Experience & Class D license a plus.

EXPERIENCED DEALERS • Must have experience dealing Blackjack


• PTO, Paid Holidays, 401K • Competitive Salary • EOE Contact James Kelly at 318-574-1573 Or fax resume to: 318-574-9613

PERSONAL TRAINER Personal Trainer needed for Anytime Fitness in Tallulah, Louisiana. Must have certification. Call to discuss. 318-308-8666

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

Candidates who submitted an application more than 90 days ago should complete a new application. If you want to be part of the excitement and are an experienced customer service professional, visit our website at and click on “work for us” to complete an application or stop by our Human Resources office at 200 Warrenton Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 (next to Waffle House & Days Inn) Monday-Friday 9:00am–4:00 pm


EXPERIENCED DOZER AND excavator operator. 3 years minimum experience. 601-634-8979, leave message.

13. Situations Wanted


32 Crothers Drive • Tallulah, LA

ESCORT DRIVER NEEDED. Great pay, home every night. Call 205-826-4699.

“WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.” The Federal Trade Commission says the only legitimate credit repair starts and ends with you. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Any company that claims to be able to fix your credit legally is lying. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.


Olive Branch S C C

07. Help Wanted

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

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

We are looking for dealers to join our team! Have you ever considered changing your career? Our dealers make great money, have great benefits and keep their own tokes! Our dealer school is open to anyone – even if you’ve never dealt a game! We’ll teach you to deal Blackjack then move on to Craps, Roulette and all Poker games offered at Riverwalk Casino. After completing Blackjack training and dealing for six (6) months, you’ll receive a $600 bonus just for joining “Team Happy”! If you are an experienced Blackjack dealer, we want you, too! Once you join our team, you’ll have 90 days to perfect your Craps game. After six (6) months as a Riverwalk Team Member, you’ll receive a $600 bonus just for joining “Team Happy”!

HAY SUMRALL 007 Bermuda grass Hay. 2011 crop Limed, fertilized, weed-free high quality hay. Stored square bales, $4.50. Small round, $30. Large round $40. 601-218-5220.

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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631



Adopt Today!

Apply Now! Visit our website at and click on “work with us” or stop by our Human Resources office at 200 Warrenton Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 (next to Waffle House & Days Inn) Monday-Friday 9:00 am–4:00 pm


Work Happy!

Call the Shelter for more information.


LIONHEAD RABBITS FOR SALE Pedigreed Lionheads for $35 & Non pedigreed for $25. All rabbits are socialized and loving. Suitable for show, breeding, & pets. 601-4564220. CKC Tea cup and tiny toy Malti Poos and Yorkies. $300 and up. 318-237-5156.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011


• Something New Everyday •

14. Pets & Livestock

17. Wanted To Buy

WANTED: ANYTHING OLD-Money,coins,war relics, books,photos,documents, etectera.601-618-2727.

Foster a Homeless Pet!

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

YORKSHIRE TERRIER PUPPIES 2 male 1 female 7 weeks old. 1st shots, CKC registered 601-415-3420.

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.

15. Auction

WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

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

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 10 FOOT VENT-AHOOD, 2 gas fryers, steam table, food warmer, stove, and more. 601-218-0486. 6 MONTH OLD electric ultra-suede couch with manual reclining love seat. $1600. 601-529-2211.


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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

NEED AN APARTMENT? Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

The Vicksburg Apartments UTILITIES PAID! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Studios & Efficiencies 801 Clay Street 601-630-2921

Hours: 8a.m. - 5p.m., Mon. - Fri., Closed Saturday & Sunday Call Direct: (601)636-SELL Post Plaza Online Ad Placement: 1601F North Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180 601-636-4545

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

20. Hunting

COUCH, $150. UTILITY trailer, $3,000. 601-6292604.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique”

RHINO FOR SALE. 2 full windshields, Tonneau cover, half doors, 4 rims. Call for pricing. 601-218-3607.

CYPRESS SWINGS. $100 each, while they last! 601-638-3197.

ESTATE SALE. 1 carat 3 diamond necklace with 14 k white gold chain ½ carat. Diamond circle of love necklace with white gold chain solid white fold diamond earrings starting at $100. Jewelry is on display at Scallions Jewelry on Halls Ferry Road. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department.

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

3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!

SWEET FEED STARTING at $7.15/bag. Up right Frigidaire freezer 21 cubic feet $599. 75 foot Rubber Garden hose $17.95. Sale goes through the end of month. 601-634-0882. Vicksburg Farm Supply. USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 527 Culkin Road. Friday Saturday and Sunday 7am12noon. Clothes, pictures, full size bed

1-800-826-8104 HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104. HOME MADE QUILTS. Many designs to choose from. Call for details. 601619-4981. LAND FOR SALE – located just north of International Paper in Redwood, MS. Call 601-634-0161 or 601618-0002, leave message.


29. Unfurnished Apartments

Ask us how to “Post Size” your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355). STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

Barnes Glass



New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932 Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•



Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking

✰ Reasonable ✰ Insured

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


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



Framing, additions, decks, plumbing, porches & painting. All types remodeling & repairs. Metal roofs & buildings. Mobile home repairs. Flood and storm damage. Dewayne Kennedy 601-529-7565

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

ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING FURNISHED. 1 bedroom, $900. Studio, $700. Cable, pool, Wi-Fi, off-street parking. 601-638-2000.

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

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

PROFESSIONAL PLUMBING WORK at your convenience. 601-5298605. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

26. For Rent Or Lease

Simmons Lawn Service

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments


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

M&M HOUSE •34 years experience





• Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations


Show Your Colors!

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

COUNTY 2 BEDROOMS, 2½ baths. Openwood Townhouse. 1,400 plus/ minus square feet, cheap county car tags. 601-831-8900. Leave message.

Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

780 Hwy 61 North

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180



Call for Details 601-638-0102

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

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

Call 601-825-5675 or 601-624-7780. CALL 601-636-SELL Classified Advertising really brings big results!


34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

Eagle Lake - Waterfront property! From full time homeowners to weekend warriors Eagle Lake property has become more desireable than ever before.

407 Sea Island Dr. New listing •$145,000 65 Lo Sto Rd Amazing view •$135,000 128 Brunswick Dr REDUCED! •$159,900 100 Brunswick Dr Open floor plan •$165,000 339 Sea Island Dr REDUCED! •$168,000 104 Brunswick Dr Great family home •$169,000 218 Belle Island Dr- Perfect Bungalow •$178,000 17823 Hwy 465 4bed/ 3 bath, 1.8 acres •$195,000 Great property's, amazing interest rate, the time has never been better to buy at Eagle Lake. Cindy Roberson 601-415-5880 Godfrey & Ivy Realty, Inc 601-326-3333

Vicksburg H o m e C e n t e r CROSS OVER INTO THE GOOD LIFE! Mississippi’s



• Lake Surrounds Community

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333


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

Confederate Ridge



Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

29. Unfurnished Apartments


SAYING “SAYONARA” TO your sound system? Let the classifieds give the lowdown on your hi-fi; like make, model, wattage, and when to call. Classified... fast-action results. 601-636-SELL.


PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location. Utilities and janitorial service included. $600/ month. 601-638-4050.

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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments 2 APARTMENTS FOR rent. 1/ 2 bedrooms. $200 security deposit. Downtown area. 601-218-3835.

28. Furnished Apartments



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

Touching Hearts, LLC Private Duty Sitting and Homemaker Service Caregivers available WHEN and WHERE you need them. •LPN’s •CNA’s •NURSE ASSISTANTS

24. Business Services

26. For Rent Or Lease

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

termite shields.

• BUMPER STICKERS • Licensed • Insured • Residential • Commercial FUSON ELECTRIC, INC. 25 YRS. EXPERIENCE • Flood Inspections Matthew - 601-218-5561 Amos - 601-831-7605

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


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

Professional Services & Competitive Prices • Landscaping • Septic Systems • Irrigation: Install & Repair • Commercial & Residential STRAIGHT LINE Grass Cutting Licensed • Bonded • Insured BUILDERS 12 years experience Courteous•Competent•Committed

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

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

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

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

•Water Restoration • Remodeling •Sheetrock •Windows •Flooring •General Construction •Decks •Roofing •Doors •Siding •Fencing •Landscaping •Over 25 yrs. Exp. •Insured •Local References No Job Too Big or Too Small! Jeff Beal (Owner)

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

24. Business Services

Bradford Ridge Apartments


Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

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Repo Dealer 5800 Hwy 61 South Vicksburg, MS New, Used, Repos, Land Home, Singlewides, Doublewides Triplewides Over 150 Homes In Stock!


Apartment Homes



• 2160 S. Frontage Rd.

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

DOWNTOWN APARTMENT FOR rent. Single or couple. $950, includes all utilities. 806-292-5389.

2008 LEXINGTON. 16X80, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 601-415-5655.


1411 ELM STREET. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, new roof. $9,500. 601-529-5376.

USED SINGLE WIDE! 16X80 Lexington, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, great condition with open floor plan and big kitchen. Only $17,900. Call 601-421-8727, 601619-1555.

30. Houses For Rent 1225 SECOND NORTH 3 bedroom 1.5 bath $700 monthly, $700 security deposit. No pets. 601-4370064. 3 BEDROOM DUPLEX. Fully furnished, $1050 month, water, electric, DirectTV included. 3 BEDROOM HOUSE with storm shelter, partly furnished, $1,050 monthly. 601-218-5348.

33. Commercial Property 1814 SKY FARM AVE For Sale As Is. Leave best offer or message at 320-4923730.

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

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Call 601-218-1900 to view. 1100 National Street 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2106 Sq. ft. Whirlpool tub, 2-story w/ basement. $89,000. 115 Robinhood 4 BR, 2.5 BA, new hardwood floors, paint, roof and appliances. Beautifully landscaped on 2.57 acres. $269,900. 1589 Culkin Road 22.5 acres with 1920 farmhouse. House being sold as is. $299,900 1215 Lakeside Drive Located on 2.43 acres, new hardwood floors, marble countertops. $149,900. 511 Longwood Edwards - Brick 3 BR, 2 BA. Great yard. $59,000. 305 Woodland Edwards - 3 BR, 2 BA brick, covered patio, storage bldg. $119,900. Alfred Drive 9.6 acres perfect for development. Looking for privacy? Beautiful home sites. $45,000. 225 Boundary Line Horse Lovers. 20 acres w/a 100' x 175' covered riding arena, tack room and iron pipe fencing. Beautiful home built in 2008 has 4 BRs, 2.5 BA.

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40. Cars & Trucks 1998 MAZDA E4000 Pickup with toolbox, 6 cylinder, good condition. Great work truck. $2,800. 601-636-5838. 1999 ISUZU RODEO. Needs a little work. $2800 or best offer. Contact David, 601-529-7372. 1999 MERCURY SABLE $2,900 cash. 601-630-0305, 678-764-6763. 2006 FORD F-150 FX4, leather interior, 5.4 liter engine, auto transmission, 4x4, 85,000 miles. Very clean. $17,500 or best offer. 662-907-5662, 662-8734924.

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GREAT DEAL ON double wide! 2009 Riverbirch, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, like new with large kitchen, lots of cabinet space, all black appliances. Financing available for $550 per month. Call 601-421-8727 or 601619-1555.

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The Emmy-winning actress, 47, returns to the small screen in Web Therapy, premiering July 19 on Showtime (11 p.m. ET).

ideas. “We have to figure out a way of making it for about a tenth of the cost of the [films] because it’s television,” Lucas, 67, has explained.

Is your therapist character based on anyone? I don’t know anyone like her, but I do know someone who’s well spoken and poised. That’s how Fiona sees herself, but she’s ridiculous. Are you tech-savvy? Even if I wanted to be, I’m not allowed. Apparently, I have an electromagnetic field that interferes with computers. It’s a phenomenon.

Courteney Cox said a Friends movie probably won’t happen. Have the six of you talked about doing a different project? No. I don’t know if anyone would feel right doing something else. Have a question for Walter Scott? Visit /celebrity or write Walter Scott at P.O. Box 5001, Grand Central Station, New York, N.Y. 10163-5001

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Q: I have a 7-year-old and a 14-year-old. Is there a radio station we can all listen to happily? Even the adults? —David Beebe, Evanston, Ill.

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natives on satellite radio (Sirius/XM has a channel called Kids Place Live) and on the Internet (AOL’s Kids Pop), but a popular

AM/FM option is Radio Disney. The network, also available online and on Sirius, plays both original music from Disney stars like Selena Gomez and the latest hits from artists like Beyoncé. “Believe it or not, we hear from adults all the time that they keep Radio Disney playing long after they drop off the car pool,” says Ernie D, the network’s creative director and one of its DJs. Worried about some of the lyrics in current pop songs? Don’t be. Artists supply Radio Disney with kid-appropriate versions when necessary.

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Q: Michelle Obama once said that if her husband was elected, Paula Deen would cook at the White House. Did this ever take place? —Lois Rankin, Greensboro, N.C.

A: Not yet, but the celeb-

rity chef, 64, has one heck of a menu planned just in case. “I know the president loves hot wings,” she says, “so I would do some with pepper-jelly glaze, watermelon salad to cut the heat, and buttered french toast.” And for dessert? “Lemon meringue pie!”

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Q: George Lucas was supposed to bring a liveaction Star Wars series to the small screen. What happened? —Tommy Burciaga, Fresno, Calif.

A: He’s working on it! Though Lucas has about 50 hours of written material, technology has not advanced to the point where he can execute his

“‘Golf’ is the only four-letter word I don’t say when I’m playing it.” —Justin Timberlake, amateur golfer (he has a 6 handicap!) and Friends With Benefits star. For more from Justin, go to /timberlake.


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eed an excuse to get your licks in? Today is National Ice Cream Day. egf Ronald Reagan made the proclamation in 1984, but America’s love affair with the cold stuff goes way back. George Washington owned a pair of pewter “ice cream pots.” Thomas Jefferson had a favorite ice cream recipe that required 18 steps. And strawberry ice cream was a big hit at James Madison’s second inauguration. This summer, ice cream makers are dishing up new flavors that the founding fathers would surely have found, well, revolutionary:

Her mind clouded by Alzheimer’s, former hand surgeon Jennifer White fights to retain some dignity and control over her life. On good days, she writes in a notebook to orient herself; on bad days, she lives in free-floating snippets of the past. The pressing question that propels this gripping and assured first novel: Did Jennifer murder her oldest friend?

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When it comes to human papillomavirus (HPV), females are only half the equation. There are 30 to 40 types of HPV that will affect an estimated 75% to 80% of males and females in their lifetime. For most, HPV clears on its own. But, for others who don’t clear certain types, HPV could cause cervical cancer in females and other types of HPV could cause genital warts in both males and females. And there’s no way to predict who will or won’t clear the virus. GARDASIL is the only HPV vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of HPV. In girls and young women ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases. In boys and young men ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 90% of genital warts cases. GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important for women to continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL does not treat cervical cancer or genital warts. GARDASIL is given as 3 injections over 6 months.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients of GARDASIL, including those severely allergic to yeast, should not receive the vaccine. GARDASIL is not for women who are pregnant. The side effects include pain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site, headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and fainting. Fainting can happen after getting GARDASIL. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your child’s health care professional may ask your child to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after he or she gets GARDASIL. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff. This may require evaluation or treatment by your child’s health care professional. Only a doctor or health care professional can decide if GARDASIL is right for your child. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Please read the Patient Information on the next page and discuss it with your child’s doctor or health care professional.

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9883616 USPPI Patient Information about ® GARDASIL (pronounced “gard-Ah-sill”) Generic name: [Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) Vaccine, Recombinant] 1

Read this information with care before getting GARDASIL . You (the person getting GARDASIL) will need 3 doses of the vaccine. It is important to read this leaflet when you get each dose. This leaflet does not take the place of talking with your health care provider about GARDASIL. What is GARDASIL? GARDASIL is a vaccine (injection/shot) that is used for girls and women 9 through 26 years of age to help protect against the following diseases caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV): • Cervical cancer • Vulvar and vaginal cancers • Anal cancer • Genital warts • Precancerous cervical, vaginal, vulvar, and anal lesions GARDASIL is used for boys and men 9 through 26 years of age to help protect against the following diseases caused by HPV: • Anal cancer • Genital warts • Precancerous anal lesions The diseases listed above have many causes, and GARDASIL only protects against diseases caused by certain kinds of HPV (called Type 6, Type 11, Type 16, and Type 18). Most of the time, these 4 types of HPV are responsible for the diseases listed above. GARDASIL cannot protect you from a disease that is caused by other types of HPV, other viruses, or bacteria. GARDASIL does not treat HPV infection. You cannot get HPV or any of the above diseases from GARDASIL. What important information about GARDASIL should I know? • You should continue to get routine cervical cancer screening. • GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone who gets the vaccine. • GARDASIL will not protect against HPV types that you already have. Who should not get GARDASIL? You should not get GARDASIL if you have, or have had: • an allergic reaction after getting a dose of GARDASIL. • a severe allergic reaction to yeast, amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, polysorbate 80. What should I tell my health care provider before getting GARDASIL? Tell your health care provider if you: • are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. GARDASIL is not recommended for use in pregnant women. • have immune problems, like HIV infection, cancer, or you take medicines that affect your immune system. • have a fever over 100°F (37.8°C). • had an allergic reaction to another dose of GARDASIL. • take any medicines, even those you can buy over the counter. Your health care provider will help decide if you should get the vaccine. How is GARDASIL given? GARDASIL is a shot that is usually given in the arm muscle. You will need 3 shots given on the following schedule: • Dose 1: at a date you and your health care provider choose. • Dose 2: 2 months after Dose 1. • Dose 3: 6 months after Dose 1. Fainting can happen after getting GARDASIL. Sometimes people who faint can fall and hurt themselves. For this reason, your health care provider may ask you to sit or lie down for 15 minutes after you get GARDASIL. Some people who faint might shake or become stiff. This may require evaluation or treatment by your health care provider. Make sure that you get all 3 doses on time so that you get the best protection. If you miss a dose, talk to your health care provider.

Can other vaccines and medications be given at the same time as GARDASIL? GARDASIL can be given at the same time as RECOMBIVAX HB ®1 [hepatitis B vaccine (recombinant)] or Menactra [Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine] and Adacel [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (Tdap)]. What are the possible side effects of GARDASIL? The most common side effects with GARDASIL are: • pain, swelling, itching, bruising, and redness at the injection site • headache • fever • nausea • dizziness • vomiting • fainting

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START YOUR JOB HUNT To improve your odds, ask yourself these questions before you begin searching, says Ellen Gordon Reeves, author of Can I Wear My Nose Ring to the Interview?

WHAT’S YOUR TIMELINE? Figure out how long you can afford to look.


There was no increase in side effects when GARDASIL was given at the same time as RECOMBIVAX HB [hepatitis B vaccine (recombinant)]. There was more injection-site swelling at the injection site for GARDASIL when GARDASIL was given at the same time as Menactra [Meningococcal (Groups A, C, Y and W-135) Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine] and Adacel [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed (Tdap)]. Tell your health care provider if you have any of the following problems because these may be signs of an allergic reaction: • difficulty breathing • wheezing (bronchospasm) • hives • rash

DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU REALLY WANT TO DO? List three skills you enjoy using, three tasks you don’t like performing, and three companies you’re interested in.


DO YOU HAVE A 30-SECOND PITCH? You should be ready with a sound bite describing what you’re looking for and what you can offer an employer.


DO YOU HAVE SUPPORTING MATERIALS? You’ll need a business card with contact info, a businesslike cell phone message and social media presence, a résumé, and a cover letter tailored to each job.


Tell your health care provider if you have: • swollen glands (neck, armpit, or groin) • joint pain • unusual tiredness, weakness, or confusion • chills • generally feeling unwell • leg pain • shortness of breath • chest pain • aching muscles • muscle weakness • seizure • bad stomach ache • bleeding or bruising more easily than normal • skin infection

DO YOU LOOK READY TO LOOK? You may need to get a haircut or buy new interview clothes.


Contact your health care provider right away if you get any symptoms that concern you, even several months after getting the vaccine. For a more complete list of side effects, ask your health care provider. What are the ingredients in GARDASIL? The ingredients are proteins of HPV Types 6, 11, 16, and 18, amorphous aluminum hydroxyphosphate sulfate, yeast protein, sodium chloride, L-histidine, polysorbate 80, sodium borate, and water for injection. This leaflet is a summary of information about GARDASIL. If you would like more information, please talk to your health care provider or visit Manufactured and Distributed by: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, USA Issued April 2011




DO YOU HAVE A JOBHUNTING SPACE? It can be a library or a Starbucks—but you need a place where you can focus. You’ll also need a quiet spot from which to make calls.


WHO’S IN YOUR NETWORK? List all the communities you belong to: volunteer, sports, virtual, religious, neighborhood, high school, college, etc. Identify friends and current/former colleagues with whom to set up exploratory interviews.


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Whither Pluto, and Other Earth-Shattering Discoveries BY MIKE BROWN, CALTECH ASTRONOMY PROFESSOR

like many kids in the 1970s, i was space crazy. It was the start of the space age, and as I watched in awe as astronauts on TV stepped on the moon’s dry surface, I dreamed of living there someday. I pored over a color newspaper photo that had actually been taken by a robot on Mars, and I read all about its (unsuccessful) search for life. On my wall was a poster with a line tracing the path of the spacecraft that was heading out to study the nine planets—well, except for Pluto, which was too far away. Thirty-five years later and my hobby has become a full-time job—I’m a professor of astronomy at Caltech in Pasadena. Since my childhood, I’ve witnessed our knowledge of the solar system expand exponentially. As a kid, I had a map of the solar system that showed 11 bodies—nine planets plus the moon and the sun— floating in a dark void broken only by a few tiny asteroids and comets. Today, we’ve filled in so much more of the picture, thanks to robots, spacecraft, telescopes, and laboratories. Here are some of the biggest findings. We’ve lost a planet—but gained many worlds.

Out of all the recent discoveries, one in particular upset lots of people: the demotion of lovable Pluto from full-fledged planet to dwarf planet. But with its tiny size and elongated, tilted orbit, it never really fit in with the rest of our planetary lineup. Visit us at PARADE.COM

In the last several years, astronomers using computers and cameras attached to scopes have found that Pluto is just one of thousands of similar bodies crisscrossing the Kuiper Belt, the region of the solar system beyond Neptune. (In 2005, I discovered the first of these objects found to be more massive than Pluto; it was later named Eris, and it paved the way for Pluto’s reclassification.) Each of these bodies is a fresh little world with its own unique conditions and characteristics. Like Haumea, which spins once every four hours—faster than anything else seen in the solar system so far— and is surrounded by the debris from a collision that occurred billions of years ago. Or Quaoar, a rocky world in the otherwise icy belt. Or slowpoke Sedna, which takes 12,000 years to complete one solar orbit and appears to have changed so little over time that it may hold secrets to the birth of the solar system. There are scores more. There’s truly no place like our home solar system.

For centuries, astronomers believed every star in the sky might hold a solar system much like our own, with small, rocky planets residing close in; giant, gaseous planets situated farther out; and all of these planets rotating around their suns in stately circular orbits. But the latest generation of telescopes is showing us that we couldn’t be more wrong. Enormous, gassy planets like Jupiter—which were thought to form in the deep cold far from the sun—have been found nearer to their suns than blazing-hot Mercury is to ours; we’ve spied jumbled arrays of planets following crooked orbits. Seemingly the only thing we haven’t seen is a


3 ONE OF MAN’S FIRST STEPS on the moon, taken by Buzz Aldrin in July 1969. Because there’s no wind, it could last millions of years. 4 EARTH as shot by the Apollo 17 crew in December 1972. 5 EUGENE CERNAN of Apollo 17 taking the Lunar Roving Vehicle for a spin on Dec. 11, 1972, during the last manned mission to the moon. 6 THE SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER hitches a ride to Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on July 4, 1982. 7 THE FIRST U.S. WOMAN IN SPACE, Sally Ride, on the Challenger in June 1983. 8 THE CHALLENGER breaking apart shortly after liftoff on Jan. 28, 1986, killing all seven crew members. 9 THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE in March 2002. 10 SUPERNOVA SN1979C, displayed via NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory in 2010. 11 MARK KELLY, commander of the shuttle Endeavour, on its final flight, in May. His wife, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, watched the liftoff. 12 THE MARS SCIENCE LABORATORY ROVER Curiosity, set to launch in November.

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One Round-Trip to Space, Please by Rebecca Boyle

solar system like our own. It is exceptional—now we just need to figure out why it is so different.

A host of private companies aim to send tourists into zero G as early as next year. Here are the contenders. ▼ COMPANY: BIGELOW AEROSPACE


FOUNDER: Sir Richard Branson, CEO of

the Virgin Group THE SHIP: WhiteKnightTwo will take off like an airplane and carry SpaceShipTwo, which it will release at 50,000 feet. A rocket engine will send SpaceShipTwo more than 62 miles up, where riders will experience weightlessness for about four minutes before returning. CAPACITY: Six passengers and two pilots LAUNCH DATE: Possibly as soon as 2012 PRICE: $200,000, with a $20,000 minimum deposit

“When you come out of the nine-minute hold, you’re in space and that’s your new reality for a couple of weeks. Going home, you start the de-orbit burn, and an hour later you’re on the runway on Earth; two days later, you’re working in your yard. It’s fascinating to have your reality change so much and so quickly.” —NASA pilot Doug Hurley, a crew member on the last space shuttle flight

FOUNDER: Robert Bigelow, owner of Budget Suites of America hotels THE SHIP: The BA 330 is a habitable, expandable spacecraft that will hold astronauts, labs, and manufacturing equipment and travel 217 to 280 miles above Earth—around the same altitude as the International Space Station. CAPACITY: Up to six passengers, depending on the pod’s size LAUNCH DATE: Two BA 330’s will be ready for launch by 2014 PRICE: $28.75 million for a 30-day stay

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FOUNDER: Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder

of THE SHIP: The gumdrop-shaped New Shepard will blast off vertically, then fly in a bell-curve-like path up to 75 miles above Earth and coast through space for a few minutes. CAPACITY: Three passengers LAUNCH DATE: Test flights containing experiments may start later this year PRICE: Undecided

WHAT’S IT REALLY LIKE BEING IN SPACE? Insights from current and former astronauts by Emmet Sullivan

“The sheer force shooting you into space is amazing. For nine minutes, you experience unbelievable acceleration. It’s like the best roller-coaster/fighter-jet ride imaginable.” —NASA mission specialist Rex Walheim, a crew member on the last shuttle flight

“Since there’s no up or down in space, you’re disoriented all the time. You can get lost in the space shuttle because nothing is recognizable. The floor doesn’t look like the floor, or you can’t quite seem to find it.” —FAA’s Pamela Melroy, former astronaut and veteran of three shuttle flights

As a kid, I committed the nine planets to memory, but I never thought much about their moons. By and large, neither did scientists. The only moon they studied was ours, which, judging from the Apollo findings, was dusty and quite dull. But after six major robotic missions, analysis and reanalysis of the Apollo astronauts’ moon rocks, and data from lunar orbiters, we now know that there are over 140 planetary moons—Saturn alone has at least 53!—and that they are some of the solar system’s most fascinating places. Jupiter has Io, which boasts more volcanic activity than Yellowstone, and Europa, which has an ocean of water hiding beneath a thin ice crust. Saturn’s Titan contains clouds of methane droplets that fall into seas the size of our Great Lakes. Even our moon has turned out to be interesting. When NASA scientists slammed a used rocket booster into its south pole in October 2009, a plume of water spewed up. Further evidence shows that water, essential for human life, might be ubiquitous both on the surface and inside. Maybe my dreams of waking up on the moon were not so crazy after all.

—Head of NASA Charles F. Bolden Jr., former astronaut and veteran of four shuttle flights

“One strange thing about going into space was how I felt on Earth afterwards. When I came home, I was almost appalled at the level of force squishing us like bugs into the Earth. Once you’ve escaped gravity, you realize how overpowering it is.” —NASA mission specialist Sandy Magnus, a crew member on the last shuttle flight

To great disappointment, the 1976 Viking landers revealed that Mars was a frigid wasteland with no signs of living organisms. But since then, scientists have gone from thinking life there is impossible to thinking it might be inevitable. What’s led to the shift? Three realizations: Mars was hotter and wetter at one time; microbes can survive most anywhere


The Martians are back! “My most unexpected sensation was emotion. Ten minutes into my first flight, I saw a huge island. It took me a while to recognize that it was Africa. It was beautiful but disconcerting— there were no borders or lines. I started to cry, because I couldn’t believe I was looking down on where my ancestors came from.”

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NASA’S OTHER HEROES These unmanned spacecraft have been some of space exploration’s great unsung stars by Rebecca Boyle

Voyager 1 and 2 (1977–?) The twin probes have revealed the solar system’s diversity—showing us, for instance, the volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io—and made the first visits to Uranus and Neptune. But their major legacy will be exiting the solar system—they’ll be the first human-built objects to do so. Voyager 1 is now almost 11 billion miles from the sun; Voyager 2, close to 9 billion. Voyager 1 should escape the sun’s influence by 2015.

Hubble Space Telescope (1990–?) The Hubble has enabled us to pinpoint the universe’s age; understand how galaxies evolve; find planets outside the solar system; and discover dark energy, a force that seems to be pulling the universe apart at an accelerating rate. Set to operate through 2014.

Mars Rovers Spirit (2004–2010) and Opportunity (2004–?)


Designed to last three months, the twin craft have sent back data for more than seven years. Two big discoveries: Evidence was found that Mars once held a salty sea and hot springs, and that water was there recently—100,000 years ago. Opportunity is still on the job, and should be as long as its solar panels get sunlight, but Spirit last phoned home in March 2010.

and, once they exist, are nearly impossible to eradicate; and asteroid impacts have blasted pieces of Earth to Mars—and vice versa—for billions of years. So picture this: In the distant past, a rock from Earth containing microbes landed on a warm, damp Mars. Their descendants remain there to this day, hidden in niches and eking out an existence on an otherwise inhospitable Mars. Or envision this: Microbes from Mars

fell on the very early Earth, and the offspring of those microbes are still here—and they are us. For now, these ideas are mostly speculative, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a mission to Mars in our lifetime found these microbes, and showed us that sometimes sci-fi stories can come true. Mike Brown is the author of How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming.

Test your space IQ Name the Martian who’s been popping up in Looney Tunes cartoons since 1948. A. Martin B. Max C. Marty D. Marvin

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THE PLAN: A round of golf THE PRESCRIPTION: Five hours on a treeless course can be brutal, but a gel-based formula (or ones labeled “sport”) will keep the with making your grip slippery. rays at bay without THE PLAN: Outdoor wedding or party THE PRESCRIPTION: To avoid looking shiny, use a separate facial sunscreen described as “fast absorbing” or “matte.” Women can follow up with a dusting of mineral sunscreen powder. THE PLAN: Beach day THE PRESCRIPTION: If

you’ll be swimming (or sweating), make sure the formula is waterresistant, which means it will maintain its SPF level for 40 minutes after exposure to moisture. THE PLAN: Amusement park with the kids THE PRESCRIPTION: Sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are generally less irritating and start to protect skin the second they’re applied, not 30 minutes afterward. —Cara Birnbaum


Sunscreen You probably need another coat. “The general rule is a shot glass full for the whole body. But if you’re in a bathing suit, that may not be enough,” says dermatologist Cheryl Karcher.


SPF isn’t everything. The number gauges how well a sunscreen fends off UVB light—but not UVA rays. To ensure your formula protects against both, scan

the label for the words “broad spectrum” and more than one of the following ingredients: avobenzone (Parsol 1789), Mexoryl, titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide.


Sunscreen weakens when exposed to heat and light. Store it in a cool place, not in the trunk of your car. Get formulas with stabilizing ingredients, like Helioplex or Dermaplex.


You may need to wear it indoors. Unless they’ve been specially treated, the windows of your home or office typically won’t shield you from damaging rays, says dermatologist Francesca Fusco.


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Ask Marilyn By Marilyn vos Savant

We all know that the equator is the dividing line between the Northern and Southern hemispheres. But where’s the geographic line that divides “Western” and “Eastern” countries? —Bradley Selzman, Los Angeles

It’s the great circle that runs through the prime meridian (0 degrees longitude) at Greenwich, England, and the 180degree meridian—the international date line—in the Pacific Ocean. If you’re west of the prime meridian (up to the 180degree meridian), you’re in the Western Hemisphere. If you’re east of the prime meridian (again, up to the 180-degree meridian), you’re in the Eastern Hemisphere. In practice, some people consider the dividing line to be 20 degrees west of Greenwich (and 160 degrees east) so Europe and Africa are not straddling both hemispheres. ®


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Roll ’Em! Gilles Marini of Brothers and Sisters shares a French trick for feeding the family on the fly

I grew up in a little bakery in France. My father would bake everything, and I was eating, eating, eating—8 to 10 pastries a day! W henever my mother would declare it crepe night at home, we would think, Wow, Mom is so cool! But it was an easy way for my mom to feed us, because when you have nothing in the fridge but eggs and a bit of flour and whatnot, you can still make crepes. My wife and I do that now with our children, Georges and Juliana. We’ll ask, “What shall we make tonight?” And we usually do crepes. They’re like the French burrito. They can be sweet, like this recipe, or done with ham and cheese and eggs, or with salmon. Gilles Marini and his father, Georges, make pastries.

P “If you have time, let the batter rest for half an hour before frying the crepes. And you can keep any unused batter covered in the fridge for one day.”

P “My secret ingredient is eau de fleur d’oranger [orangeblossom water, available in specialty food stores]. Put in only one or two drops because it’s very, very strong. But people will say, ‘Oh my God, this is delicious.’ ”

Crepe Expectations 2 cups milk 1 cup flour 3 eggs 1 Tbsp sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup melted, unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing

1. Combine all ingredients in a mixer or blender and blend until smooth. 2. In a medium-size skillet over medium-low heat, melt ½ tsp butter; ladle

in ¼ cup crepe batter. Swirl the skillet until you have a thin layer of batter covering the entire bottom. 3. Cook until the underside is golden brown, about 2 minutes; flip. Cook until the other side is golden brown, about 1 minute. 4. Add a filling, if desired, right after flipping. Place ingredients down the center

of the crepe so you can fold in the sides like an envelope. If you aren’t using a filling, cook all the crepes, then put them on a plate in the middle of the table alongside bowls of various fillings—jams, Nutella, whipped cream, sautéed fruit, etc.—so everyone can choose their own.

P “I love salmon crepes. But if you want to make the recipe savory, not sweet, you need to lose the vanilla extract and the sugar. Then you can put whatever you want inside.”

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MAKES: 12 | PER CREPE: 120 calories, 11g carbs, 4g protein, 6g fat, 60mg cholesterol, 40mg sodium, 0g fiber

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