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By Pamela Hitchins In the aftermath of a bar shooting that injured two bystanders Saturday night, Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield said establishments that serve alcohol should have metal detectors or some type of security device to scan customers for weapons before they enter. “I’d like to see it at all Mayor Paul Winfield bars in the city,” Winfield said Tuesday. “Some places do this already. They’ve done it to me,” he added with a laugh. Deputy police Chief Mitchell Dent agrees. “We’re all on the same page,” Dent said. “We want to see a city that has a vibrant night life, but we want it to be safe for the people.” The shooting occurred at Bottom Up, a Marcus Bottom restaurant permitted to sell beer, at 2618 Halls Ferry Road. Within hours of the 10 p.m. shooting, three Vicks-

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From left, David Selmon, Ed Jones and Melvin Anderson play pool at Bottom Up Tuesday night.

‘People have been killed up and down Clay Street and no one asks anyone to close. Something happens here and they want to close it.’ Ed Jones burg men were arrested and charged: Victor Lee Parson, 37, 1435 Ironwood Drive, and his brother, James Tyrone Parson, 35, 2607 Hannah Ave., and Franklin Lee Crook, 39, 1708 Openwood Lane. Each was charged with seven counts of aggravated

assault, because police believe seven shots were fired in the club, police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. In addition, Crook was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and had been on probation from federal custody since March, she said.

The three had argued and fought with another man at the club, at which about 50 people were gathered. That man was not injured, police said, but two bystanders required hospital treatment after they were shot when the three men opened fire. Bottom Up also was the


Lions band members take the gold By Manivanh Chanprasith For the 28th time, Vicksburg Lions Band members have brought home the gold. Four students who competed in an international band contest in Seattle two weeks ago are back home as the international parade champions of the 94th annual Lions Club International Convention. Warren Central High School students Jesse Tillotson, 16, and Claire Kendall, 15, WCHS 2011 graduate Lauren Proctor, 17, and Vicksburg High School 2011 graduate Bryton Hixson, 18, were part of the MissisSee Lions, Page A9.

Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

Lions All-Star Band members are, from left, Bryton Hixson, Jesse Tillotson, Claire Kendall and Lauren Proctor.



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site of a fight in January that sent a man to the hospital with head injuries. Dent said he and police Chief Walter Armstrong met Tuesday with Alvin Sanders, a Gibson Road resident who owns the building See Bar, Page A9.

Main Street budget OK’d, headed to mayor, aldermen By John Surratt When members of the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen hold a public hearing Aug. 15 on the Vicksburg Main Street Program’s special taxing district, they’ll also be asked to approve the program’s $43,700 fiscal 2012 budget. The Main Street Board in June approved a resolution seeking renewal of the special tax. It approved the budget on Tuesday. Vicksburg assesses a special 5.05-mill tax on commercial property in the designated Main Street Area to help fund the program. According to the city

accounting office, the tax raised $44,257 in 2009 and $43,544 in 2010. The special tax revenue covers the program’s operating expenses. Program employee salaries and benefits and equipment purchases are funded through the city’s general fund, which also provides $1,200 for the Farmers’ Market and $34,000 for advertising, Vicksburg Main Street executive director Kim Hopkins said. In another matter, Hopkins said the program had received permission from the Warren County Bridge Commission to use the old U.S. 80 bridge to cross the Mississippi See Budget, Page A9.


1861: The Congress of the Confederate States convenes in Richmond, Va. 1917: The draft lottery in World War I goes into operation. 1944: An attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler with a bomb fails as the explosion at Hitler’s Rastenburg headquarters only wounds


the Nazi leader. 1954: The Geneva Accords divides Vietnam into northern and southern entities. 1988: Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis receives the Democratic presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Atlanta. Michael Dukakis


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JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday that he’s not publicly choosing favorites among the Republicans competing for statewide offices in Mississippi. Governor Barbour in Califortold The nia seekAssociated ing busiPress that he ness for and his wife, state Marsha, cast absentee ballots last week in Yazoo City, in advance of the Aug. 2 party primaries. In a phone interview Tuesday from California, where he’s traveling on state business, Barbour wouldn’t disclose who got his vote for governor, lieutenant governor or other offices. He said only that he and his wife voted Republican. “I am not endorsing anybody in any of these primaries,” Barbour said. Barbour spent several months preparing for a possible 2012 presidential campaign before announcing in late April that he wouldn’t run. He said Tuesday that he’s not prepared to endorse anyone in the Republican presidential primary. “I may not endorse anybody,” Barbour said of the GOP presidential field. “I’m certainly in no rush.” Barbour chaired the Republican National Committee in the mid-1990s. He is limited to two terms as governor and couldn’t seek re-election. His term ends in January. Several Republican candidates are invoking Barbour’s name in TV ads and campaign speeches. For example, two of the three Republicans running for state treasurer — Lynn Fitch and Lucien Smith — mention him in their commercials. An ad for Fitch notes that Barbour appointed her as director of the state Personnel Board. An ad for Smith begins with a photo of him talking with Barbour and notes that Smith was a budget adviser for the governor. Lee Yancey, a state senator who’s also in the treasurer’s race, does not mention Barbour in his TV commercial.

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Ex-Grove Street teacher sues VWSD after dismissal By Manivanh Chanprasith A former Grove Street School teacher has filed suit against the Vicksburg Warren School District, claiming breach of contract. Celia L. Gumbs-Gray, a licensed seventh-grade teacher who had been on medical leave to recuperate from an attack by a student, filed the suit Monday after finding out in June that she was no

longer employed by the district, said her attorney, Lisa Ross of Jackson. “She didn’t know she was terminated and she didn’t receive notice and that’s the problem here,” said Ross. “She has the right to a due process hearing. (VWSD) deprived her of a right to a hearing.” It was unclear when GumbsGray was terminated. The suit, which names Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford and the school district as defen-

dants, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi Western Division. Swinford declined to comment Tuesday saying she was not aware of the suit and that she would speak only through the district’s attorney. The suit claims GumbsGray was not notified that her 2010-11 contract would not be renewed and that the district failed to pay her the portion of her annual salary, which

was $41,515, for the remaining months of her contract after she was released from her doctor’s care on June 6. She says she was entitled to pay for two additional months, or about $3,500. Gumbs-Gray had been under a doctor’s care and paid worker’s compensation during her leave of absence, Ross said. The suit also claims school officials told the School and State Health Insurance Plan that Gumbs-Gray “voluntarily”

ended her employment. During the leave of absence, Gumbs-Gray had been in regular contact with her employer, Ross said. Gumbs-Gray is seeking a contract for the 2011-12 academic year and compensation for June and July, Ross said. Gumbs-Gray, who has been employed by the district since 2004, was on leave from August to June, Ross said. No information on the attack was available.

Alabama firm inked for VHA salary study By John Surratt

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Warren County deputies block traffic on Gibson Road Tuesday after a wreck in which a Nissan Frontier in the foreground, driven by Charles Neal, age and address unavailable,

collided with a GMC Sierra driven by Kevin Neal, age and address also unavailable, said Deputy Dewayne Wilkinson. Neither had to be taken to the hospital.

4 styling chairs taken from spa Four styling chairs valued at $2,000 were reported missing Tuesday, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. The business burglary at Tranquility Day Spa, 1720 Clay St., was reported at 7:32 a.m., she said.

Computer, change missing on Warrenton A burglary was reported Tuesday in the 2800 block of Warrenton Road, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. At 11:06 a.m. an eMachine


from staff reports computer of an unknown value was reported missing from a shed, and a vehicle belonging to the victims was burglarized, Williams said. The 2007 GMC Envoy was parked near the shed and change was reported missing.

3 auto burglaries reported in city Three auto burglaries were reported in the city Tuesday, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra

Williams said. At 8:02 a.m. in the parking lot of Fisher Funeral Home, 1830 Cherry St., an iPhone valued at $200 was missing from a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado. At 12:23 p.m. a Bose radio valued at $500 was missing from a 1983 Cadillac DeVille parked in the 1200 block of Howard Street. In the 1900 block of Clay Street at 8:05 p.m., a Garmin GPS valued at $99, an MP3 player valued at $90 and a .20 caliber handgun valued at $100 were reported missing from a 2005 Ford Mustang.

community calendar PUBLIC PROGRAMS Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church; 601-638-0011. Health Fair — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Vicksburg Mall; sponsored by Travelers Rest M.B., Rose Hill M.B., King Solomon Baptist and Mount Carmel M.B.; 601-636-3712. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 tonight; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601636-1134. Vicksburg High new students registration — 8 a.m.noon Thursday or Friday; two proofs of residency, MS immunization compliance, certified birth certificate and withdrawal checklist from previous school required. “Gold In the Hills” — 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays until July 30; $10 adults, $5 children (12 and under); 601-6360471; Parkside Playhouse. Hunter Education Course — 6-9 p.m. Monday-July 27; Hinds Community College, 755 Mississippi 27; Lonnie Friar, 601-636-8883. Vicksburg Housing Authority Career Center — Registration for GED classes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; Mary Lacey, instructor, 601-638-1661 or the Rev. Manney Murphy, 601-7388140.


Mount Calvary M.B. — Vacation Bible school, 6-8 tonightFriday; ages 3 to 17; adult classes for 18 years and older; 1350 East Ave. Mount Zion No. 4 M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Luster Lacey, speaker; the Rev. Henry Mayfield, pastor; refreshments Friday night; 122 Union Ave.

Oak Chapel M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Revs. Reginald Anderson, Willie White, Henry Taylor, Samuel Jones and James O. Bowman, guest speakers; Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1 choir night, 6 p.m. Saturday; choirs invited; the Rev. Dellie C. Robinson, pastor; Bovina. St. Paul M.B. — Vacation Bible school, 6 tonight; 1413 Elm St. Greater Mount Zion M.B. — Youth revival, 7 tonight-Thursday; Youth Gospel Extravaganza, 6 p.m. Saturday; all youth choirs, mime and praise ministries invited; 601218-8435 or 601-218-1459; 907 Farmer St. Shiloh Baptist — Vacation Bible school, 6 tonight-Friday; 920 Meadow St. Greater Grove Street M.B. — Vacation Bible school, 6 tonight-Friday; Fun Day, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; 2715 Alcorn Drive. House of Peace — Moving Into the Harvest Leadership Conference and Affirmation Service for Apostle Linda Sweezer, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; Apostles Michael Exum and Eyvone Smith, speakers; Rolling Fork location; 601638-2223 or 601-630-3362. Kings Empowerment Center — Indoor Garage and Bake Sale, 6 a.m. Saturday; tools, clothing, lawn equipment and more; sponsored by Triumphant Baptist Church; 224 R.L. Chase Circle. Spring Hill M.B. — Unity Male Choir’s 7th anniversary, 6 p.m. Saturday; other male groups and choirs; 815 Mission 66.

Oak Chapel M.B. — Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1 Choir, 6 p.m. Saturday; 9518 Freetown Road; choirs are invited. Mount Alban M.B. — Musical Extravaganza, 6 p.m. Saturday; choirs, soloists, mimes and praise ministers are invited; the Rev. Henry Taylor, pastor; Ann Knight 601-6382911 or 601-638-4080; 2385 Mount Alban Road.

CLUBS 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. MVSU Vicksburg/Warren Alumni — Regular meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday; Jackson Street Community Center, 923 Walnut St.1921 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. Eagle Lake Community — 6 p.m. Saturday; Tara Wildlife. Cannon Soccer Club — Boys and girls tryouts for Division 1, ages 9 and under-12 and under; and Division II, ages 13 and under-18 and under; for tryout dates and forms, www.; Jay Madison, 318-557-5311 or

BENEFITS Yard Sale — 9-6 today-Friday; Tonya Gregory hospital expenses; 2901 Washington St.

windows and security screens on 150 houses in the Rolling Acres Estates and replace An Alabama company will windows, security screens be hired to conduct a salary and exterior doors at the VHA study and develop a pay scale office on Elizabeth Circle. Commissioners also: for employees of the Vicks• Learned the Housing burg Housing Authority, board members decided Tues- Authority will receive $681,103 in capital funding for 2011. day night. Board members approved Walker said the money is 14 the recommendation of exec- percent less than the $795,000 utive director Dannie Walker the authority received in to hire Decisions Inc. of Crane 2010. He said the Hill, Ala,, for 2011 alloca$5,900. Once the study is tion is 89 per“What they completed and the cent less than will do is the authority interview our recommendations is eligible for, employees to learn what implemented, Decisions “And in 2012, they do in Inc. will provide a manual we can expect less. We their jobs, and and staff training to were halfway compare their job descrip- help prepare for the new through our (2011) fiscal tions to jobs schedule. year before we in housing found out how authorities of much we were similar size, and other government agen- getting for 2011.” • Approved writing off cies with similar positions,” $86,838 in bad debts. Walker said. • Approved writing off nine He said the interviews and comparisons will be used to refrigerators and seven gas determine the salary sched- ranges as irreparable. • Approved invoices for April, ule. “They will recommend an entry level salary, step May and June and financial increases and a maximum reports for March, April and salary for the positions,” he May. • Received an update on erosaid. Walker said the study will sion control at Valley Court. • Received an update on not set job classifications and job levels. Once the study is Tenant Career Services and completed and the recommen- the Personal and Professional dations implemented, he said, Development Program. • Received an update on the Decisions Inc. will provide a supervisory manual and VHA’s summer programs, staff training to help prepare which ended Friday. • Received an update on employees for the new salary schedule. He did not say when the applicant waiting list and vacancies. Walker said the the study would begin. In another matter, board authority has 175 applicants members approved a $401,500 on file, with two vacancies contract with Lubin Enter- at Rolling Acres and three at prises of Memphis to replace Waltersville Estates.

dui convictions from court reports

Five found guilty Five convictions of driving under the influence were reported in Warren County during the week ending Tuesday. Convicted of DUI first offense in Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Rilondricks Laterence Beeman, 29, 1118 Mississippi 552, Lorman, was fined $773. • Sean Ira Kirby, 38, 2229 Drummond St., was fined $773. • Bobby D. Saxon, 44, 1980 Porters Chapel Road, was fined $783. Convicted of DUI second offense: • John Robert Evans, 28, 1920 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., was fined $1,074.06. Convicted of DUI first offense in Warren County Justice Court: • Daniel Blackmore, 32, 1103

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Barbour ‘chasing jobs’ for state


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By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he’s spending several days in California “chasing jobs” for his home state. Barbour said Tuesday he had visited executives from KiOR, which is building refineries in Mississippi to convert timber products to a crude oil substitute. The governor said he’s also meeting with executives from Stion, which will manufacture solar panels in Hattiesburg; Soladigm, which plans to make energy-efficient insulated glass in Olive Branch; and Chevron, which has extensive investments on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Barbour also is meeting with companies that might consider Mississippi.

Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post


Jackson Dem wants to be House speaker JACKSON — Democratic Rep. Cecil Brown is the latest lawmaker to say he wants to become presiding officer of the 122-member House. Brown, of Jackson, is chairman of the House Education Committee and one of the top budget writers in the House. Billy McCoy, D-Rienzi, is not seeking re-election to the House seat he has held since January 1980. He has been House speaker since January 2004. Several representatives are expected to jump into the speaker’s race, which will be decided in January. Among those committed to running are Republicans Jeff Smith of Columbus and Sidney Bondurant of Grenada and Democrat Bobby Moak of Bogue Chitto.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

A concert and culinary workshop were among events in Vicksburg Tuesday night. Accordion player Bruce Barnes, above, and bassist Michael Harris perform at the Vicksburg National Military Park Visitors Center. The group, which includes staff from the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, specializes in Delta tunes. At left, William Furlong, the food and beverage manager of DiamondJacks Casino, teaches a sushi workshop at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. Below, Donna Halford shows off her sushi creation.

Ouachita Parish bans roadside pet sales MONROE (AP) — The roadside sale of animals in the unincorporated areas of Ouachita Parish is now illegal. The Ouachita Parish Police Jury voted Monday to adopt the ban. A bill in the state Legislature allowing the Police Jury to put the ban into place was recently signed into law by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

“We think it’s for the betterment of the parish and the welfare of animals,” said Police Jury President Shane Smiley. This year, a local group of area animal welfare advocates began an effort in Ouachita Parish to persuade local governments to oppose the sale of animals by vendors who line street corners

and roadsides, mostly on weekends. The jury subsequently adopted a resolution in support of the ban. The ordinance mirrors existing ordinances in East Baton Rouge and Lafayette parishes. The Ouachita ordinance calls for a fine of up to $500 and up to six months in jail. The sheriff’s office will enforce the ban.

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

JACK VIX SAYS: Congratulations to the Vicksburg Lions Band.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Gov. John Marshall Stone hears both sides of the local labor dispute and says he only wants to maintain peace. • Warren Moguin goes to St. Louis to spend a few days. • Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Robbins and daughter leave for Georgia.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Cole’s stables are burned. • Carrie Hibou, who has been ill, is better.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Mrs. Henry Schlottman returns from Poplar Bluff, Mo. • Property owners on Grove Street are protesting the paving of the thoroughfare with bricks.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Harry Kaiser and Pat McQuaide lease the Jones Smoke House Cafe. • J. Townes Robertson, Harry Hammett and the Rev. J.C. Jones go to Los Angeles for the Elks Convention.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Fay West and John Hebler, Vicksburg boys, are hurt in a storm at Camp Beauregard.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Al Clemens and children are visiting in Tuscaloosa, Ala. • Mrs. John Dent and son and Mrs. Anne Cloud return from a trip to North Carolina.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Mary Alice Jackson, secretary for the YMCA for the past two years, resigns to accept a position in Amory. • Members of the International Engineering Board, and other high-ranking engineers from the U.S. and Canada, will hold conferences at the Waterways Experiment Station regarding tests now being conducted on the Niagara Falls model.


50 YEARS AGO: 1961

Light bulbs

Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Warren are visiting with friends in Lake Providence. • Services are held for Elizabeth Edwards. • Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Watson Sr. of St. Joseph, La., announce the birth of a son, William, on July 18.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. John D. Campbell Jr. announce the arrival of a son, Phillip. • Jennie Morris dies. • Dr. M.E. Hinman is elected president of the Mississippi Historic Foundation.

Personal freedom vs. the nanny state With Congress and the White House engaged in an epic debate over the proper size, scope and cost of the federal government, a legislative tussle over light bulbs would seem to be the proverbial flea on the elephant’s hide. Nevertheless, regulation that limits consumers’ choice of lighting is an illuminating insight into the paternalistic mindset that fuels myriad other government attempts to exert control over Americans. Those costs are measured not just in dollars, but in lost freedoms. The House was mulling a vote on whether to repeal a 2007 law that requires incandescent light bulbs to be 30 percent more efficient by 2012 — even if the repeal passed, President Barack Obama would veto it. That sounded the death knell for traditional, socalled “Edison” bulbs. Those inexpensive and easy-to-disposeof light sources fall short of the new standard, so they will be off the store shelves by the end of December. The idea is to force consumers to switch to compact fluorescent

lights, or CFLs, those pigtailed bulbs that cost more than traditional incandescents but use less energy and are supposed to last longer than the old Edisons. Many consumers have resisted the change. They don’t like that CFLs cost more upfront than Edisons. They don’t like the different glow that CFLs emit. They don’t like the fact that the bulbs contain mercury, which can be hazardous to clean up if one breaks. CFLs don’t work well in rooms with dimmer switches. They take longer than Edisons to reach their maximum brightness. For some Americans, the tradeoffs don’t warrant the potential savings in energy bills the CFLs are supposed to produce. To which the government says: Tough. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently defended the new light bulb standard by telling The Wall Street Journal, “We are taking away a choice that continues to let people waste their own money.” That’s nanny statism in a nut-

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

shell. Where in the Constitution is government empowered to save people from wasting their own money? For that matter, who are the feds to judge what is wasteful? And where else is the bureaucracy looking to prevent what it considers to be foolish spending? We will pause for a moment to allow the irony of Washington chastising others for wasting money to sink in. People can’t be trusted to make their own choices. Government knows what is best for us — despite a glaring lack of evidence that centralized bureaucracies consistently make wise and efficient choices, or even abide by the same rules they foist on the proles. This independence infuriates statists — “Why won’t these lugs do what’s best for them!” — and drives them to seek more coercive policies to achieve their desired results. The Steven Chus of the world couch it in terms of them doing us a favor — saving us from ourselves.

Vicksburg resident Charles “Eddie” Shelton Jr., 22, drowns while swimming in the North Tippah River at Ripley. • Kelle Jo Banks of Vicksburg is named to the honor roll for the spring semester at the University of Texas. • Lucius Herndell, auto mechanic, dies.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Robert Logan of Rolling Fork is stabbed to death on Garfield Road in Kings. • Services are held for Annette Williams, Tallulah resident. • Maggie Harris, area home economist, announces she will return to Simpson County after 22 years of service to Vicksburg.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Samantha Grace Ross celebrates her eighth birthday. • Sharonda Bristow heads to the West Indies as a Peace Corps volunteer. • Jamie Gillis uses a hot dog as bait to snag a 4 1/2pound bass from a private pond.

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.


Small-town America is worried about more than nation’s debt MONROEVILLE, Ala. — The drought is severe here and the weather miserably hot, with temperatures reaching triple digits frequently this summer. That’s what occupies ordinary folk in my small hometown. My mom’s friends and neighbors talk about the crops that are withering in the fields — cornstalks turning brown, cotton seed too parched to sprout. They talk about Casey Anthony’s culpability in the death of her young daughter. They talk about jobs. Or the lack of them. They don’t talk about the federal deficit or the debt-ceiling negotiations that consume the nation’s capital. They are too worried about their own household budgets to fret about the federal treasury. Spending a week here has reminded me of the stark divide between ordinary Americans and the representatives they send to Washington to serve their interests. Here in the real America — at least the part of it that is in decline — the inside-the-Beltway political gamesmanship, competing news confer-


With jobs hard to come by here, the recipients of Social Security disability checks are proliferating.


ences and tactical signals intended for partisan activists don’t matter much at all. Those are the preoccupations of a political class more concerned about its own future than that of its constituents. In this town of shuttered textile mills and limited options, people talk of foreclosures, of driving two hours each way to a job with decent wages, of helping a daughter or nephew or grandchild who just lost a job and health insurance along with it. They wonder about the neighbor who just got a pink slip. Will he be able to keep paying his mortgage? And what about the

house across the street that has been empty for two years? This is a deeply conservative region, and its denizens tend to send right-wing Republicans to Congress. The area has its Tea Party activists — partisans who blame the federal government for every economic malady and every public policy failure that trickles down to the locals. But their rhetoric, too, miscasts the practices and preferences of ordinary folk. Oh, many people around these parts will tell you that they despise the “guv-mint.” But that word is reserved for the policies and agen-

cies — real or imagined — that they oppose: the Environmental Protection Agency and its regulations, the Internal Revenue Service, the presumed secret agency that is readying a plan to confiscate all firearms. But just as polls show that most Americans, including conservatives, support spending on Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid, so do people here. With an aging and needy population, hospitals and physicians depend on Medicare to keep their doors open. Area nursing homes are funded largely by Medicaid. With jobs hard to come by here, the recipients of Social Security disability checks are proliferating. And the drought will likely make government payments to farmers even more popular than they’ve been in the past. It’s a safe assumption that most locals would oppose raising the federal debt ceiling, but that’s probably because — as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has said — they don’t understand that it’s necessary for the federal gov-

ernment to pay off old debts, not new ones. They may have forgotten that a war they supported years ago — the invasion of Iraq — left the country with unpaid bills. These voters are not innately irresponsible or oddly ignorant. But they’ve been misused by politicians who refuse to look them in the eye and tell them the truth: There is no simple solution to the instability created by global economic forces and no overnight fix for the deficits acquired over a decade. We know you sent us to Washington to solve these problems, but they are more difficult than we knew. I’m not naive enough to believe that voters here would applaud those lines with enthusiasm, but I think they’d listen. These are hardworking and long-suffering smalltowners, used to making do and getting by. I think they could handle the truth if only their public servants could. •

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

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funds go to park

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Confederate Memorial Park Director Bill Rambo looks at a display in the museum at the park in Mountain Creek, Ala.

Alabama residents still paying tax for Confederate veterans’ home MOUNTAIN CREEK, Ala. (AP) — The last of the more than 60,000 Confederate veterans who came home to Alabama after the Civil War died generations ago, yet residents are still paying a tax that supported the neediest among them. Despite fire-and-brimstone opposition to taxes among many in a state that still has “Heart of Dixie” on its license plates, officials never stopped collecting a property tax that once funded the Alabama Confederate Soldiers’ Home, which closed 72 years ago. The tax now pays for Confederate Memorial Park, which sits on the same 102-acre tract where elderly veterans used to stroll. The tax once brought in millions for Confederate pensions, but lawmakers sliced up the levy and sent money elsewhere as the men and their wives died. No one has seriously challenged the continued use of the money for a memorial, in part because

These days, 150 years after the Civil War started, officials say the old tax typically brings in more than $400,000 annually for the park, where Confederate flags flapped on a recent steamy afternoon. few realize it exists; one longserving black legislator who thought the tax had been done away with said he wants to eliminate state funding for the park. These days, 150 years after the Civil War started, officials say the old tax typically brings in more than $400,000 annually for the park, where Confederate flags flapped on a recent steamy afternoon. That’s not much compared to Alabama’s total operating budget of $1.8 billion, but it’s sufficient to give the park plenty of money

to operate and even enough for investments, all at a time when other historic sites are struggling just to keep the grass cut for lack of state funding. “It’s a beautifully maintained park. It’s one of the best because of the funding source,” said Clara Nobles of the Alabama Historical Commission, which oversees Confederate Memorial Park. Longtime park director Bill Rambo is more succinct. “Everyone is jealous of us,” he said. Tax experts say they know of no other state that still collects a tax so directly connected to the Civil War, although some federal excise taxes on tobacco and alcohol first were enacted during the war to help fund the Union. “Broadly speaking, almost all taxes have their start in a war of some sort,” said Joseph J. Thorndike, director of a tax history project at Tax Analysts, a nonprofit organization that studies taxation.

Manassas Battlefield gains ground on eve of 150th RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Manassas Battlefield is expanding on the eve of the 150th anniversary of the first great land battle in the Civil War. The Civil War Trust, the National Park Service and state and local officials are announcing the successful preservation effort today in northern Virginia, one day before formal ceremonies marking the anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas, or Bull Run, on July 21, 1861. The Civil War Trust, the nation’s largest nonprofit bat-

tlefield preservation organization, said the preservation involves two parcels: • The Stonewall Memory Garden, which involves 44 acres. Thirty-four of those acres will be conveyed by the owner, Service Corporation International, to the trust, while the remaining 10 acres will be conveyed to the Virginia Department of Historic Resources for preservation. The total value of the land is $1.125 million, according to the trust, which intends to donate

the 34 acres to the National Park Services upon expansion of the park’s authorized boundary. SCI agreed to sell the land for $100,000, provided the property become part of the park, the trust said. • Smith and Gray Tracts, which were acquired by the trust last year for $570,000, including a $104,800 matching grant from the Virginia Civil War Sites Preservation Fund. Both are destined to be transferred to the park service.

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smart money Q: My ex had a promissory note for whenever I sold my house as part of a divorce settlement. He is now deceased and had no estate. His widow recently asked about it and I sent her back-up showing debts not repaid (out of pocket insurance costs, insurance premiums, and BRUCE child support due) that was subtracted from the balance I owed him as an exchange — per his verbal agreement. I told her if she was going to pursue let me know so I could contact a lawyer as I was left with back child support in excess of $4,500 as well as copies of certified letters sent to him/her regarding insurance premiums the divorce decree stated was his responsibility that he never paid (more than $11,000). Basically, he owes me $16,000 and I owe him $1,000 when it’s all said and done. She has not pur-


sued legal council regarding the Promissory Note. I now want to sell my home. There is no lien as far as I know. Will I incur problems when I sell my home? Laurie via e-mail A: You indicate that your ex who passed away had no estate. How was that determined? If he was broke and nothing in his name, the likelihood is there is nothing to claim against since in this situation it would appear that he would owe you a lot more than you would owe him. There is really no reason for getting into litigation over this. You, of course, will be settling and you wish to get your house sold. I would call her and tell her that my attorney is going to send the appropriate paperwork so his promissory note will be washed away so that the house is totally unencumbered. While you indicate there have been no liens placed up until now, there is nothing to prevent his current wife from filing one and upset a sale.

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Senate GOP showing more flexibility than House on debt WASHINGTON (AP) — that Treasury Secretary TimoSenate Republicans are show- thy Geithner and other experts ing far more flexibility than warn would shake the markets, their Tea Party-backed House drive up interest rates and colleagues as Washington pol- threaten to take the country icymakers seek to steer the back into a recession. But the government away from a first- plan’s authors clearly hope it could serve as ever default a template for on its financial The GOP measure a “grand barobligations. would impose an gain” later in As the House doubled down estimated $111 billion the year that could erase peron a symbolic vote to con- in immediate spending haps $4 trillion d i t i o n a ny cuts next year and would from the deficit over the coming increase in the govern- cap overall spending at decade. In the House, ment’s borrowlevels called for in the the 234-190 vote ing authority House’s April budget Tuesday to on congressional passage plan, backed up by the pass the House GOP “cut, cap of a balanced threat of automatic and balance” budget constiplan reflected tutional amendspending cuts. the strength ment and a of Tea Party fresh wave of spending cuts, the warm recep- forces elected in last year’s midtion by many Senate Repub- term election. GOP conservalicans to a new bipartisan tives reveled in their victory, budget plan revealed a thaw- however temporary it might ing in GOP attitudes on new be, since the plan faces a White House veto threat and is a dead tax revenues. President Barack Obama also letter in the Senate anyway. The GOP measure would lauded the deficit-reduction plan put forward by a biparti- impose an estimated $111 bilsan “Gang of Six” Senate law- lion in immediate spending makers, which calls for well cuts next year and would cap over $1 trillion in what spon- overall spending at levels called sors delicately called “addi- for in the House’s April budget tional revenue” and some crit- plan, backed up by the threat of ics swiftly labeled as higher automatic spending cuts. But what conservatives like most taxes. The plan by the Gang of Six is about it is its requirement that far too complicated and conten- Congress approve a balanced tious to advance before an Aug. budget amendment to the 2 deadline to avoid a default Constitution.

Make birth control free, government advisers say WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of women stand to gain free access to a broad menu of birth control methods, thanks to a recommendation issued Tuesday by health experts advising the government. An Institute of Medicine panel recommended that the government require health insurance companies to cover birth control for women as preventive care, without copayments. Contraception — along with such care as diabetes tests during pregnancy and screening for the virus that causes cervical

cancer — was one of eight recommended preventive services for women. “Unintended pregnancies carry health consequences for the mother — psychological, emotional and physical — and also consequences for the newborn,” said Dr. Linda Rosenstock, panel chairwoman and dean of public health at the University of California, Los Angeles. “The overwhelming evidence was strongly supportive of the health benefit” of contraception.



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Ireland says Vatican encouraged bishops not to tell about abuse DUBLIN (AP) — The Vatican encouraged Catholic bishops not to tell police about suspected pedophile priests and flouted Irish law, Ireland’s lawmakers declared today in an unprecedented denunciation of the Holy See’s influence in this predominantly Catholic country. The government and all opposition parties unanimously backed a motion accusing the Vatican of sabotaging the Irish bishops’ 1996 decision to begin reporting suspected cases of child abuse to police. “This is not Rome. This is the Republic of Ireland 2011, a republic of laws,” Prime Minister Enda Kenny told lawmakers. He said the church’s leaders had repeatedly sought to defend their institutions at the expense of children and to “parse and analyze” every revelation of church cover-up of crimes “with the gimlet eye of a canon lawyer.”


Today marked the first time that Ireland’s Parliament has lambasted the Vatican, rather than local church leaders, over the past 17 years of pedophile-priest scandals in Ireland. Today marked the first time that Ireland’s Parliament has lambasted the Vatican, rather than local church leaders, over the past 17 years of pedophile-priest scandals in Ireland. Those revelations have eroded Catholic authority in a nation where the church still owns most schools and several hospitals, and state-run broadcasters still toll a twice-daily call to Catholic prayer. The church’s secretive

canon laws, Kenny emphasized, had no place in Ireland. He said he expected the Vatican to state explicitly that, from now on, it would expect all suspected cases of child abuse to be reported to the police immediately. Tensions have flared this month between Ireland and the Vatican over the latter’s refusal to cooperate with a decade of governmentordered investigations here into the church’s chronic concealment of child abuse by its employees. The latest report, published last week, pointed an official finger of blame at the Vatican. A confidential 1997 Vatican letter instructed Irish bishops to handle child-abuse cases strictly under terms of canon law. It warned bishops that their 1996 child-protection policy, particularly its emphasis on the need to start reporting all suspected crimes to police, violated canon law.


Stocks mixed after Dow sees biggest gain this year NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mixed in early trading today, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest gain this year, as traders weighed strong earnings from Apple and a slew of new deals. Apple Inc. rose 3 percent after the company’s income doubled last quarter, trumping analysts’ estimates, as sales of the company’s iPhones quadrupled in Asia. American Airlines’ parent company, AMR Corp., rose 2.4 percent after announcing an order for 460 planes from Boeing and Airbus. The new planes are expected to save money on fuel. Rising fuel prices left the airline with a loss of 85 cents a share, larger than analysts expected. The airline also said it would spin off its American Eagle subsidiary. United Technologies Corp.’s dropped 2 percent in early trading, tugging down the Dow Jones industrial average. Cleaning and pest-control

services company Ecolab Inc. said it would buy the water treatment company Nalco Holding Co. for $5.4 billion. Nalco soared 25 percent while Ecolab dropped more than 7 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average is down 23 points, or 0.2 percent, to 12,563 in early trading. The S&P 500 index is up less than 1 point to 1,327. The Nasdaq is down 5 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,820. Stronger profits from CocaCola Co. and IBM Corp. along with apparent progress in raising the U.S. debt limit prompted a stock market rally Tuesday. The Dow gained 202 points, its best day this year. Tuesday’s rally turned the three major indexes positive for the month. The Dow and Nasdaq are now up more than 1 percent in July. The S&P 500 is up 0.5 percent. Intel Corp. and American Express Co. are scheduled to report earnings after the market closes.

corner from the club. Winfield said he planned to meet with Sanders and Jackson, as well as calling a larger meeting with club owners across the city. Jackson said Tuesday that police closed Bottom Up Saturday night following the shooting, but it has been open for business each night since. Dent previously said the business had been shut down temporarily. “It may have been a miscommunication that just didn’t get passed along,” Dent said. Where there is an investi-

gation of criminal activity, temporary shutdowns are requested, not necessarily ordered, he said, to facilitate the investigation and prevent corruption of the crime scene. The measure is not intended to be punitive, he said. In this case, “our officers on Saturday night were able to obtain enough information to conduct a thorough investigation,” he added. Any permanent closing of a club requires legal action by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, but Winfield said he hopes to avoid that by

requiring that clubs have adequate security. “When you get alcohol in the mix, a lot of times people are much more susceptible to making the wrong decision,” said Winfield. “I’m not so quick to shut folks down. I want people to make money.” But Winfield added that his board “will take action, fairly and straight up,” if businesses can’t ensure their patrons’ safety. Establishments that serve beer along with a full-service food menu are not required to obtain a special alcohol license, and a public hear-

ing to consider licensing is not required, city inspector Dalton McCarty said. If a building is in a properly zoned area of the city, owners may apply for a city privilege license, he said. The building department and the fire department then inspect to sign off on the property before a license may be granted. The license fee for a restaurant is based on the number of employees who will be working there, McCarty said. Bottom Up was licensed May 28, 2010.




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In the Republican primary for governor, Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant often mentions in campaign speeches that he has worked with Barbour on job creation and budgeting the past four years, while businessman Dave Dennis frequently invokes Barbour as an example of someone who brought business experience to the Governor’s Mansion, just as Dennis says he wants to do. “I am not for anybody,” Barbour said Tuesday. “Anybody that says that or implies that is not accurate.” Although the governor is withholding endorsements, one of his closest political advisers, his nephew Henry Barbour, is taking sides in some statewide races. Henry Barbour — who is a lobbyist and RNC member and has raised money for his uncle’s past campaigns — has endorsed Smith in the treasurer’s race and Bryant in the governor’s race. If primary runoffs are needed, they’ll be held Aug. 23. The general election is Nov. 8.

River during Bricks and Spokes on Oct. 1. Hopkins said the event includes rides of 10, 30 and 50 miles long. She said the plan needs the approval of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, and Main Street will have to sign an agreement with the bridge commission. She said Main Street will purchase extra insurance to cover the riders as part of the agreement to use the bridge. Riders interested in participating can go to Registration fee is $30. In other action, the board: • Discussed the program’s marketing and branding meeting on Sept. 15. A workshop on marketing, branding and retail will be held after the 8:30 a.m. meeting. The location is undetermined. • Approved the $150 registration fee for Hopkins to attend the Miss/Lou Rural Tourism conference in Oak Grove, La. She is a member of the Miss/Lou Board of Directors. • Authorized Hopkins, Matt Farrell and Ronnie Bounds to attend the Destination Downtown Conference in Tupelo. • Discussed the fall festival, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. • Discussed the Lofts of Vicksburg Tour, Nov. 12. • Discussed the Downtown Vicksburg Old Fashion Christmas Open House, 1:30 to 5 p.m., Nov. 27. • Discussed the Christmas Parade of Lights, at 5 p.m. Dec. 3. The theme is “Disney Christmas.”

sippi Lions All-State Band that competed against bands from across the globe at the convention, Warren Central band director Alan Arendale said. “These kids are the best of the best,” he said. “Mississippi uses this to recognize its best players in the state.” The local chapter of the Lions Club helped sponsor the four Vicksburg students by providing each with a $300 scholarship, and WCHS’ Booster Club gave each student a $250 scholarship to help cover the $2,000 cost to participate in the competition. “We’ve been a big supporter of the Lions band,” said Lions Club secretary Kathryn Chaney. “We think it’s a marvelous thing. We’re real proud of them, and they’ve done well in the past.” Mississippi’s band has won the international parade championship, the convention’s ultimate award, for three consecutive years since 2009 and consecutively from 2003 to 2007. The state band did not compete in 2008 because of safety concerns when the convention was in Taiwan.

This year’s win marks the 28th title since 1951, Arendale said. This year, more than 900 high school students from across the state auditioned for a spot on the all-star band and 148 were chosen for the competition that saw about 100 bands, he said. Students who made the cut gathered at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville and practiced for a week before heading off to Seattle to compete. Bands were judged on overall performance, which included their sound package and appearance, Arendale said. Lauren, the daughter of Melissa and Kenneth Proctor, was a dancer; Jesse, the son of Jeniffer and Jamie Tillotson, played percussion; Bryton, the son of Vickie and Jerry Hixson, played the tuba; and Claire, the daughter of Susan and Tom Kendall, played the French horn. “It was cool being around a bunch of really good band students because everybody that’s there cares about band,” Claire said.

deaths Judy Lynne Garsee Hudnall Mrs. Judy Lynne Garsee Hudnall of Vicksburg died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 67. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, July 20, 2011, at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home in Vicksburg with the Rev. Brian Ivey officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hudnall enjoyed singing, sewing and working with flower arrangements. She was a retired engineering technician for Waterways Experiment Station. Survivors include her husband, Ray Hudnall of Vicksburg; two sons, Donald B. Mills III of Vicksburg and David D. Mills of Santa Rosa, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Hudnall Roark of Weyers Cave, Va.; brother, Kenny Ray Garsee of Louisiana; sis-

ters, Charlotte Dubois and Wanda Faye Graves, both of Louisiana, Pamela Balbarino of Fairfield, Calif., and Linda Washburn; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.D. Garsee and Betty Marie Partch Garsee. Pallbearers were Phillip Hudnall, Ernest Berney, Richard Dubois, P.J. Griffing and Rodney Ham. Please sign our online register, www.fisherfuneralhome. net.

Esther L. Cook Jackson Esther L. Cook Jackson died today, July 20, 2011, at her daughter’s home. She was 91. Ms. Jackson was a member of Mount Calvary M.B. Church, where she served on the mother board. Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.





Mostly cloudy tonight, chance of rain and storms, lows in the lower to mid70s; partly sunny Thursday, chance of rain, highs in the mid-90s

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

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


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TONIGHT Mostly cloudy tonight, chance of rain and storms, lows in the lower to mid-70s Thursday-Friday Mostly cloudy Thursday night, chance of rain, lows in the mid-70s; partly sunny Friday, chance of rain, highs in the mid-90s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 94º Low/past 24 hours............... 74º Average temperature......... 84º Normal this date................... 82º Record low..............64º in 1984 Record high......... 100º in 2000 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............1.31 inches Total/year.............. 21.68 inches Normal/month......2.21 inches Normal/year........ 32.20 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active..........................10:28 A.M. Most active................. 4:18 P.M. Active...........................10:49 P.M. Most active.................. 4:38 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:08 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:08 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:10

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 32.14 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 12.7 | Change: -0.03 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 13.9 | Change: -0.8 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 12.1 | Change: -0.7 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.3 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.9 | Change: -0.01 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................79.3 River....................................79.2

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 30.5 Friday....................................... 29.5 Saturday................................. 28.6 Memphis Thursday................................ 16.0 Friday....................................... 15.7 Saturday................................. 15.4 Greenville Thursday................................ 34.7 Friday....................................... 34.1 Saturday................................. 33.5 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 32.0 Friday....................................... 31.5 Saturday................................. 30.9


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Minnesota Gov. Dayton signs budget, ends state shutdown Nation & world

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a new budget today, ending the nation’s longest state government shutdown in the past decade. Dayton’s signature came just hours after lawmakers gave their own approval to the deal after meeting in special session that started Tuesday afternoon and lasted until early this morning. All sides formalized an agreement that Dayton struck with leading Republicans late last week. The two sides argued bitterly over taxes and spend-


ing for months. When government shut down July 1, it closed state parks and rest stops, laid off 22,000 state employees, stopped road projects and much more.

Fort Hood suspect headed to court FORT HOOD, Texas — The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage nearly two years ago was to

be arraigned today, his first courtroom appearance since the commander of the Texas Army post decided he would face Maj. Nidal the death Hasan penalty. Maj. Nidal Hasan, charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder, could enter a plea or opt to wait until another hearing. According to military law, however, he cannot






Cameron defends aide in hacking scandal LONDON — Prime Minister David Cameron emphatically denied claims that his staff tried to stop an inquiry into a phone hacking and police bribery at the News of the World and defended his decision to hire one of the tabloid’s editors as his communications chief. In a raucous emergency session today in Parliament, Cameron admitted, however,

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BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU committed major violations while recruiting a junior college football player, but won’t be slapped with any postseason bans or future scholarship reductions, the NCAA ruled Tuesday. The governing body decided to place the school on probation for a year and cited a former assistant coach for unethical conduct. The investigation found that ex-assistant coach D.J. McCarthy improperly arranged for transportation and housing for former defensive lineman Akiem Hicks in 2009, then later tried to cover up those actions. The NCAA accepted LSU’s self-imposed reduction of two scholarships during the 2010-11 academic year, as well as a 10 percent reduction in official visits and reductions in recruiting calls. LSU already had

“A situation that could have been much worse was made better by the dedicated work of the LSU athletics compliance staff and I am pleased that the NCAA recognized LSU’s effort to cooperate and be proactive.” Michael Martin LSU chancellor

begun reducing official visits during 2010-11, but the NCAA expanded the punishment to include 2011-12. McCarthy resigned in December 2009. Hicks never played for the Tigers before he left LSU. NCAA Committee on Infractions chairman Dennis Thomas said LSU’s violations all were considered “major.” Yet he stressed that punishment could have been more severe if not for the efforts of LSU’s compliance department to discover and report the violations, and to cooperate with subsequent NCAA inquiries. “The committee really felt that the LSU compliance staff and institution did an

excellent job, and that they assisted the (NCAA) enforcement staff in the investigation regarding these violations,” Thomas said. He pointed specifically to Senior Associate Athletic Director Miriam Segar, who became suspicious of Hicks’ living arrangements from the time he arrived in Baton Rouge. According to an earlier LSU report on the matter, Segar spent weeks pressing for answers and made the decision to bar Hicks from traveling to LSU’s 2009 season-opening game at Washington because she was unsatisfied with the information she had received. See LSU, Page B3.

are a strong possibility By The Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive is well aware of the recent criticism of the NCAA — complaints about prolonged investigations and rulings that leave coaches and administrators scratching their heads. He thinks change is coming. “I have a sense that there are several of us that feel like change is important and addressing these issues from a national perspective is important,” Slive told The Associated Press. “And I fully expect that we will do that, and I fully expect that the SEC will make every effort to contribute to that discussion and hopefully the appropriate action following those discussions.”


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Atlanta Braves second baseman extended his hit streak to 11 games and had his 12th career multi-homer game in a 12-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (AP) — An end to the NFL lockout appears close, with both sides preparing to vote on a proposed deal once it is finalized. When that might be remained uncertain as players gathered in Washington and league executives and owners headed for Atlanta. The NFL Players Association’s executive committee reviewed only portions of a potential new collective bargaining agreement Tuesday, with not enough information to warrant a vote Tuesday, two people familiar with the league’s labor negotiations told The Associated Press. A full agreement in principle wasn’t completed Tuesday night, as some had hoped it would be, and another person familiar with the talks said there was no guarantee a full document would be finished today, either. Still, player representatives from each of the 32 teams were scheduled to be at NFLPA headquarters today, and could vote on a new contract once it is ready. Members of the league’s labor committee planned to meet in Atlanta today, and also were in position to recommend a finalized proposal to the club owners as soon as the documents are completed.

The influential commissioner of a league that has won the past five national titles in Mike football is Slive more diplomat than maverick, but he also acknowledges there’s a “growing perception that things aren’t exactly as they ought to be in some ways.” Slive wants to see quicker turnarounds for NCAA investigations, something that has been an issue in his own league, and supports beefing up the annual value of scholarships. He stops short of supporting paying players. Slive addressed those

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Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla tags out Colorado Rockies baserunner Ian Stewart on an attempted steal Tuesday. The Rockies won, 12-3.

Jimenez shuts down Braves By The Associated Press

DENVER — Dan Uggla sent Ubaldo Jimenez’s high slider into the seats. Then, he did the same with a high fastball from the hard-throwing right-hander. “He made a couple of mistakes to me. I was able to take advantage of them,” Uggla said. “I saw him pretty well tonight.” Not so his teammates. Jimenez brushed aside Atlanta’s powerful bats along with all that trade talk, and Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez homered as the Colorado Rockies routed the Braves 12-3 Tuesday night. Jimenez (6-8) won for the fifth time in six decisions, allowing two runs and seven hits over 62⁄3 innings. “He’s better than his numbers,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “He showed that today.” Jimenez struck out nine and walked two before soaking in a standing ovation from fans hoping he stays in purple pinstripes for countless more nights like this one. Jimenez hopes so, too. “This is the team that I’ve always been on. I love this team,” he said. Jimenez has rebounded from a slow start caused in

Atlanta Braves shortstop Alex Gonzalez reacts after striking out against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez during the sixth inning. part by nagging thumb and hip injuries, but the Rockies have underperformed all season, never reaching the heights they expected behind the Big Three O’s — Ubaldo, Tulo and CarGo. This night was the excep-

tion for Jimenez and the scuffling sluggers. Tulowitzki and Gonzalez staked Jimenez to an early cushion with home runs off rookie righty Brandon Beachy (3-2), who couldn’t find the necessary sink on

his pitches to succeed at Coors Field. “He had trouble getting the breaking ball to break,” Fredi Gonzalez said. “You do that to pretty good hitters and get the ball up in the strike zone, you’re going to get those home runs.” Beachy allowed six earned runs and nine hits while struggling through 42⁄3 innings. “I felt great out there. I felt good physically,” Beachy said. “I felt in control, never worried, never panicked. I struggled with the fastball early, especially to lefties. Full count to Tulowitzki, I throw a slider and it doesn’t bite. I throw a better pitch there and we’re out of the inning. And again to Gonzalez, I throw a backdoor slider and felt fully confident I was going to get him on it, just didn’t get it there.” It was the first win for Colorado in six tries against the Braves this month. “It was a rough night. Beachy was battling, they just kept taking advantage of his mistakes,” Uggla said. “They were on tonight. The ball flies in this place. That’s why it fun to come here for hitters, not so much for pitchers. I happened to catch a couple.”

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Southwestern Athletic Conference coaches expect Jackson State to win its division, even if somebody else will take the Tigers’ spot in the league championship game. Coach Rick Comegy’s team was picked to win the East at Tuesday’s SWAC media day, less than two weeks after the league voted to ban both Jackson Rick State and Comegy Southern from competing for the title because of low APR scores. “We’re going to go out there and play our style of football, and our style of football is winning football,” said Comegy, whose program is celebrating its 100th year. “I know there’s going to be a lot of teams that it’s going to give them some motivation, but we’re Jackson State and we’ve always had a reputation. I think we’re the team to beat.” Grambling State was the pick of coaches and reporters to win the West in coach Doug Williams’ first season back at his alma mater. The NCAA banned both Jackson State and Southern from the postseason but considers the SWAC game an extension of the regular season. Jackson State, which has won 16 SWAC titles, is led quarterback Casey Therriault, a Walter Payton Award finalist who is picked to repeat as See SWAC, Page B3.


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Golf Rutherford, Mekus tied for county junior title Parker Rutherford and Nick Mekus tied for the lead at the Warren County Junior Championship at Clear Creek Golf Course on Tuesday with 75s. In the ages 14-15 class, Connor Smith led with an 80. In the ages 12-13 division, Channing Curtis paced the field with a 108. In the girls’ division, Beth Newman shot a 49 on nine holes and Anna Fletcher was just one shot back with a 50.

baseball Former Hinds CC baseball player signs with Giants Travious Relaford, a freshman shortstop on the 2011 Hinds baseball team, has signed a contract to play professional baseball with the San Francisco Giants. Relaford, who will report to Scottsdale, Ariz., today for short season play, was drafted in the 44th round of the 2011 MLB draft by the defending champions.

Football Southern Miss, BYU to play 2-game series HATTIESBURG — Southern Miss and BYU have agreed to play a home-and-home football series beginning in 2014. BYU, which recently became an independent football program after leaving the Mountain West Conference, will host the Golden Eagles in 2014 in Provo, Utah. BYU will make the return trip to Southern Miss in 2015. The teams have played twice before, splitting two games in 1975 and 1976.

Vikings: ‘We’re assessing our (stadium) options’ MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings significantly advanced their new stadium plan this year, finding a public partner to help fund the proposed $1.1 billion project and hearing supportive words from the state’s new governor. Minnesota’s $5 billion budget deficit blocked the path to progress, though, and the partisan impasse over how to fill that gap forced the state government to shut down at the beginning of the month, shoving the stadium to the background. Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, and the Republican majorities in the House and the Senate have been busy this week completing their agreement to put Minnesota back in business and guide state spending for the new cycle, but the Vikings were dealt another setback. The stadium won’t be considered during this special session of the Legislature, and Dayton said Tuesday he’s reluctant to call another special session later in the year.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 20 1858 — Fans are charged for the first time to see a baseball game. Approximately 1,500 pay 50 cents to see the New York All-Stars beat Brooklyn 22-18 at Fashion Race Course on Long Island. 1997 — Justin Leonard closes with a 65 to win the British Open at 12-under 272 at Royal Troon. Leonard, whose closing round is one of the best in major championship history, takes the lead from Jesper Parnevik with a birdie on No. 17. 2002 — Tiger Woods, trying to win the third leg of the Grand Slam, shoots his worst round (81) as a professional, knocking himself out of contention. 2008 — Padraig Harrington is the first European in more than a century to win golf’s oldest championship two years in a row. Harrington pulls away from mistake-prone Greg Norman and holds off a late charge by Ian Poulter for a fourshot victory in the British Open.

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scoreboard mlb American League East Division

W Boston...........................58 New York.......................56 Tampa Bay....................51 Toronto..........................48 Baltimore.......................39

L 37 38 44 49 55

Central Division

W Cleveland.......................51 Detroit............................51 Chicago.........................47 Minnesota......................45 Kansas City...................39

L 45 45 50 51 58

West Division

W Texas.............................56 Los Angeles..................51 Seattle...........................43 Oakland.........................42

L 41 46 53 55

Pct GB .611 — .596 1 1/2 .537 7 .495 11 .415 18 1/2 Pct GB .531 — .531 — .485 4 1/2 .469 6 .402 12 1/2 Pct GB .577 — .526 5 .448 12 1/2 .433 14

Tuesday’s Games Baltimore 6, Boston 2 Detroit 8, Oakland 3 Toronto 6, Seattle 5, 14 innings Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Minnesota 2, Cleveland 1 Texas 7, L.A. Angels 0 Today’s Games Boston (A.Miller 3-1) at Baltimore (Arrieta 9-6), 11:35 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 11-4) at Minnesota (Blackburn 7-6), 12:10 p.m. Oakland (McCarthy 2-5) at Detroit (Below 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 6-7) at Toronto (Morrow 6-4), 6:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 7-7) at Tampa Bay (Price 9-7), 6:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Danks 3-8) at Kansas City (Chen 5-3), 7:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 8-4) at L.A. Angels (Haren 10-6), 9:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Seattle (Fister 3-11) at Toronto (R.Romero 7-9), 12:37 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 10-3) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 12-4), 3:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 14-4) at Tampa Bay (Shields 8-8), 6:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 12-5) at Minnesota (Pavano 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................60 Atlanta...........................57 New York.......................48 Washington....................48 Florida............................47

L 36 40 48 49 50

Central Division

W Pittsburgh......................51 Milwaukee......................52 St. Louis........................50 Cincinnati.......................47 Chicago.........................39 Houston.........................32

L 44 46 46 50 59 65

West Division

W San Francisco...............57 Arizona..........................52 Colorado........................46 Los Angeles..................42 San Diego.....................42

L 41 45 51 55 55

Pct GB .625 — .588 3 1/2 .500 12 .495 12 1/2 .485 13 1/2 Pct GB .537 — .531 1/2 .521 1 1/2 .485 5 .398 13 1/2 .330 20 Pct GB .582 — .536 4 1/2 .474 10 1/2 .433 14 1/2 .433 14 1/2

Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh 1, Cincinnati 0 San Diego 4, Florida 0 N.Y. Mets 4, St. Louis 2 Philadelphia 4, Chicago Cubs 2 Houston 7, Washington 6 Colorado 12, Atlanta 3 Milwaukee 11, Arizona 3 San Francisco 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Today’s Games Cincinnati (Cueto 5-3) at Pittsburgh (Karstens 8-4), 11:35 a.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 5-9) at Houston (Myers 3-10), 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Worley 5-1) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 7-6), 1:20 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 10-4) at San Francisco (Lincecum 8-7), 2:45 p.m. San Diego (Harang 7-2) at Florida (Nolasco 6-6), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (McClellan 6-6) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 4-8), 6:10 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 9-6) at Colorado (Nicasio 4-2), 7:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 6-6) at Arizona (J.Saunders 6-8), 8:40 p.m. Thursday’s Games San Diego (Moseley 2-9) at Florida (Vazquez 6-8), 11:10 a.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 7-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 9-7), 11:10 a.m. Atlanta (Hanson 10-5) at Colorado (Chacin 8-7), 2:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Greinke 7-3) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 10-3), 8:40 p.m.


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minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Chattanooga (Dodgers).14 Carolina (Reds).............12 Huntsville (Brewers)......12 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......11 Jackson (Mariners)........10

L 11 12 13 14 15

South Division

W Mobile (D’backs)...........19

L 6

Pct. .560 .500 .480 .440 .400

GB — 1 1/2 2 3 4

Pct. .760

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Montgomery (Rays).......13 12 .520 Mississippi (Braves)...12 13 .480 x-Birm. (White Sox).......11 14 .440 Jacksonville (Marlins)....10 14 .417 x-clinched first half ——— Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Mississippi at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Carolina at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. Chattanooga at Huntsville, 6:43 p.m. Montgomery at Jackson, 7:05 p.m. Birmingham at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Mississippi at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Carolina at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. Chattanooga at Huntsville, 6:43 p.m. Montgomery at Jackson, 7:05 p.m. Birmingham at Mobile, 7:05 p.m.

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nascar Feb. 20 — Daytona 500 (Trevor Bayne) Feb. 27 — Subway Fresh Fit 500 (Jeff Gordon) March 6 — Kobalt Tools 400 (Carl Edwards) March 20 — Jeff Byrd 500 (Kyle Busch) March 27 — Auto Club 400 (Kevin Harvick) April 3 — Goody’s 500 (Kevin Harvick) April 9 — Samsung Mobile 500 (Matt Kenseth) April 17 — Aaron’s 499 (Jimmie Johnson) April 30 — The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 (Kyle Busch) May 7 — Showtime Southern 500 (Regan Smith) May 15 — FedEx 400 (Matt Kenseth) May 21 — x-Sprint All-Star Race (Carl Edwards) May 21 — x-Sprint Showdown (David Ragan) May 29 — Coca-Cola 600 (Kevin Harvick) June 5 — STP 400 (Brad Keselowski) June 12 — 5-hour ENERGY 500 (Jeff Gordon) June 19 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 (Denny Hamlin) June 26 — Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Kurt Busch) July 2 — Coke Zero 400 (David Ragan) July 9 — Quaker State 400 (Kyle Busch) July 17 — Lenox Tools 301 (Ryan Newman) July 31 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 7 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 14 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 21 — Pure Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 27 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 4 — AdvoCare 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 10 — Wonderful Pistachios 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 18 — GEICO 400, Joliet, Ill. Sep. 25 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Oct. 2 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 9 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 15 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 23 — Talladega 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 30 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 6 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 13 — Kobalt Tools 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 20 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race

Sprint Cup standings 1. Carl Edwards.................................................. 652 2. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 645 3. Kurt Busch..................................................... 641 4. Kevin Harvick................................................. 637 5. Kyle Busch..................................................... 632 6. Matt Kenseth.................................................. 626 7. Jeff Gordon.................................................... 587 8. Ryan Newman............................................... 586 9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 577 10. Denny Hamlin.............................................. 570 11. Tony Stewart................................................ 570 12. Clint Bowyer................................................. 542 13. David Ragan................................................ 524 14. Kasey Kahne............................................... 523 15. Greg Biffle.................................................... 523 16. A J Allmendinger......................................... 515 17. Juan Pablo Montoya.................................... 511 18. Joey Logano................................................ 510 19. Paul Menard................................................ 506 20. Mark Martin.................................................. 500

Sprint Cup winners Kevin Harvick..................................................... Kyle Busch......................................................... Matt Kenseth...................................................... Jeff Gordon........................................................ David Ragan...................................................... Carl Edwards..................................................... Brad Keselowski................................................ Trevor Bayne..................................................... Denny Hamlin.................................................... Ryan Newman................................................... Regan Smith...................................................... Jimmie Johnson................................................. Kurt Busch.........................................................

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

Nationwide Series standings 1. 2. 3. 4.

Elliott Sadler................................................... Reed Sorenson.............................................. Ricky Stenhouse Jr....................................... Justin Allgaier................................................

Tank McNamara

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2011 Tour de France

Sprint Cup Schedule

1. 1. 3. 3. 5. 5. 5. 5. 5. 5. 5. 5. 5.

5. Aric Almirola................................................... 6. Jason Leffler.................................................. 7. Kenny Wallace............................................... 8. Steve Wallace................................................ 9. Michael Annett............................................... 10. Brian Scott...................................................

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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 Voeckler, 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) (Cavendish; Voeckler) July 18 — Rest day in the Drome region. July 19 — Stage 16: Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux— Gap, medium mountain, 162.5 (101) (Hushovd; Voeckler) 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)

Overall Standings

(After 16 stages) 1. Thomas Voeckler, France, Europcar, 69 hours, 0 minutes, 56 seconds. 2. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC, 1:45. 3. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, Leopard-Trek, 1:49. 4. Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, Leopard-Trek, 3:03. 5. Samuel Sanchez, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, 3:26. 6. Alberto Contador, Spain, Saxo Bank Sungard, 3:42. 7. Ivan Basso, Italy, Liquigas-Cannondale, 3:49. 8. Damiano Cunego, Italy, Lampre-ISD, 4:01. 9. Tom Danielson, United States, Garmin-Cervelo, 6:04. 10. Rigoberto Uran, Colombia, Sky Procycling, 7:55.

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

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

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

Porters Chapel

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

Transactions BASEBALL

COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE—Suspended Cincinnati minor league RHP Daniel Tuttle 50 games for a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of

abuse. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL—Suspended St. Louis INF Ryan Theriot two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his inappropriate actions during Sunday’s game at Cincinnati.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Activated RHP Alfredo Simon from the restricted list. Optioned INF Josh Bell to Norfolk (IL). Transferred 2B Brian Roberts to the 60-day DL. CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Sent LHP Hector Santiago to Birmingham (SL). DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with OF Tyler Collins. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Recalled LHP Danny Duffy from Omaha (PCL). Sent LHP Everett Teaford to Omaha. NEW YORK YANKEES—Placed RHP Sergio Mitre on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Steve Garrison from Trenton (EL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Designated LHP Jerry Blevins for assignment. Recalled RHP Guillermo Moscoso from Sacramento (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS—Optioned LHP Alex Torres to Durham (IL). Recalled RHP Dane De La Rosa from Durham. TEXAS RANGERS—Traded LHP Zach Phillips to Baltimore for INF/OF Nick Green and cash considerations. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Activated RHP Casey Janssen from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Luis Perez to Las Vegas (PCL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Recalled RHP Barry Enright from Reno (PCL). Released RHP Aaron Heilman. HOUSTON ASTROS—Traded 2B Jeff Keppinger to San Francisco for RHP Henry Sosa and RHP Jason Stoffel. Selected the contract of INF Jose Altuve from Corpus Christi (TL). NEW YORK METS—Activated SS Jose Reyes from the 15-day DL. Placed C Josh Thole on the paternity leave list. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Activated OF Shane Victorino from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Pete Orr to Lehigh Valley (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Agreed to terms with OF C.J. McElroy and assigned him to the GCL Cardinals. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Transferred INF Freddy Sanchez from the 15- to the 60-day DL. Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Crick, LHP Bryce Bandilla, RHP Derek Law, RHP Clayton Blackburn, RHP Paul Davis, RHP Cody Hall, RHP DeMondre Arnold, LHP Steven Snodgrass, LHP Philiip McCormick, RHP Danny Sandbrink, LHP Brian Maloney, INF Joseph Panik, INF Jean Delgado, INF Kelby Tomlinson, INF Garrett Buechele, INF Jonathan Jones, INF Ben Thomas, INF Bryan Nicholson, OF Kentrell Hill, OF Christian Diaz, OF Eldred Barnett, OF Michael Mergenthaler, OF Rashawn Payne and OF Elliot Blair. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Reinstated RHP Chad Gaudin from the 15-day DL and designated him for assignment.


National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS—Signed C Andrew Cogliano to a three-year contract. BUFFALO SABRES—Re-signed D Andrej Sekera and F Matt Ellis to multiyear contracts. DALLAS STARS—Agreed to terms with F Raymond Sawada on a one-year contract. DETROIT RED WINGS—Announced the retirement of G Chris Osgood, who will remain with the team as a goaltending consultant. NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Named Peter DeBoer coach. PHOENIX COYOTES—Signed F Brett MacLean, F Kyle Chipchura, F Marc-Antoine Pouliot and F Mathieu Beaudoin to one-year contracts. SAN JOSE SHARKS—Signed C Andrew Murray to a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Agreed to terms with F Steven Stamkos on a five-year contract. WINNIPEG JETS—Agreed to terms with F Jason Jaffray.


NCAA—Placed LSU on probation for a year and cited former assistant football coach, D.J. McCarthy, for unethical conduct. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BASKETBALL COACHES—Added Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, North Carolina State’s Mark Gottfried, Pittsburgh’s Jamie Dixon and Butler’s Brad Stevens to the board of directors. ALBERTUS MAGNUS—Named John Sudusky men’s and women’s cross country coach and Dan Sgrigneri men’s and women’s assistant cross country coach. CLEVELAND STATE—Named Samba Johnson director of men’s basketball operations. COKER—Named Ricky Meinhold assistant baseball coach. CONNECTICUT—Named Karl Hobbs director of men’s basketball administration. ETSU—Named Michelle Piantadosi and Lauren Baufield assistant volleyball coaches. HOLY CROSS—Named Amy Vos assistant volleyball coach. IONA—Named Jay Judge assistant athletic director for development and Ryan Carr strength and conditioning coach. Announced the resignation of volleyball coach Alan Edwards.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-6-3 La. Pick 4: 3-9-2-2 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-1-6 La. Pick 4: 8-0-3-9 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-6-6 La. Pick 4: 9-8-6-1 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

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

sports arena Submit items by e-mail at sports@; postal service at P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182; fax at 601-634-0897; or delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road by Monday for publication Wednesday, or Friday for publication on Sunday. Please include your name and phone number.

Adult co-ed softball league Registration for the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department’s adult co-ed softball league will begin Aug. 1 and continue until Aug. 31. The league is open to players ages 18 and up, and the registration fee is $175 per team. There is an additional fee of $5 for each Warren County resident and $10 for residents of Sharkey, Issaquena and Claiborne counties. A mandatory coaches meeting will be held Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec office on Army Navy Drive. Registration forms are also available at the Parks and Rec office. For more information, call 601-634-4514.

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

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 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Vicksburg Junior High stadium.

For information, call Perri Johnson at 601-456-1104, or Betty James at 601-415-7299.

Vicksburg football parents’ meeting The Vicksburg High School football program will host a mandatory meeting for the parents of varsity football players in grades 9-12 on July 29 at 6 p.m. at the Vicksburg High auditorium.

Warren County golf championships Clear Creek Golf Course will host the Warren County Men’s and Ladies Golf Championship July 30-31. The entry fee is $110. For information or to sign up, call 601638-9395.

MS Elite 02 softball tryouts The MS Elite 02 girls softball tournament team will have 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.

Season tickets and A Club memberships Football season tickets for Vicksburg High and Warren Central 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. Club membership includes passes to all regularly scheduled sporting events within the Vicksburg Warren School Distict, with the exception of varsity football games, the Red Carpet Bowl and playoff games.

outs are open to students in grades 7-12.

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; 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.

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

Red Carpet Bowl tickets on sale

Tryouts for the St. Aloysius baseball team are scheduled for July 28-29 at Bazinsky Field from 4-7 p.m. Try-

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.

Comegy said he encourages his players to focus on creating a memorable season. “The only message we can give them is what’s in front of us. This is their team,� he said. “We can’t worry about hardware right now. We’ve got to worry about where you want your team to be. If

you’re seniors, how do you want to go out? That’s all they’ve got to worry about. Hardware breaks up. I’ve got trophies in my house that are broken up sitting on the floor. But I’ve got memories of the greatness of the guys that I played with, and that’s what they’re going to have.�

members either made to or received from high school coaches and administrators, prospects and family members of prospective students. LSU has said most of those calls concerned clerical matters, were not football related and resulted from a misinterpretation of NCAA rules. Still, LSU also reported those violations after seeking clari-

fication on the NCAA’s interpretation of the rules regarding permissible phone calls. LSU chancellor Michael Martin said the university does not plan to appeal. In effect, LSU already has served its punishment regarding scholarships, having limited itself to 83 total scholarships during the 2010-11 academic year.

St. Aloysius baseball tryouts


Continued from Page B1. SWAC offensive player of the year. “We’re still very motivated,� defensive end Donavan Robinson said. “This team’s motivated for each other. We’re just not going to let one game dominate our season. We’re still wanting to win.�

LSU Continued from Page B1. “That was critical,� said Thomas, who is also the commissioner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. “If that had not been done, the institution could have really been under more severe and serious penalties as well.� The violations reported in the case also included more than 3,600 phone calls that three noncoaching staff

SEC Continued from Page B1. issues and everything from a television contract that is the second-largest among college conferences to lingering questions about expansion in an interview ahead of SEC media days today through Friday. The issue of lengthy investigations bubbled up at SEC meetings in June, when Tennessee coach Derek Dooley and Auburn’s Gene Chizik reportedly peppered NCAA vice president of enforcement Julie Roe Lach with questions about the conclusion of investigations at their respective schools. (Slive declined to address specific cases, including the Cam Newton pay-for-play saga).




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Each Wednesday in School·Youth

The Vicksburg Post

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

‘Squares’ show courage by learning to say no Dear Abby: My best friend, “Brianna,” often invites me to big parties at her older friends’ homes. At first I was thrilled because I’m only 15. At the parties I saw some people doing bad things — but I didn’t, at first. Soon, Brianna pressured me into doing some things that I didn’t feel comfortable doing. My parents are very strict about these things, and I knew it was wrong. I have tried to get out of going to the parties, but Brianna says bad things to me. I have even had to lie to my parents about where I’m going. Every girl my age wants to go to these parties, but I don’t. Am I weird for not wanting to get involved in inappropriate things? I’m afraid if I stand up to Brianna, she’ll make everyone hate me. Please help. What should I do? — Feeling Pressured in California



Dear Feeling Pressured: You’re not weird, and “every” girl your age does NOT want to attend the parties you have mentioned. You appear to be a lot more intelligent than your “friend” Brianna, who sounds more like a bully than a friend. Because Brianna does things that could land her in serious trouble doesn’t mean that you should do them. As I say in my booklet, “What Every Teen Should Know”: “... when it comes to being enticed into acts that are senseless, dangerous, illegal or immoral, it’s the ‘squares,’ the kids

who care about their reputations (and their school and/ or police records), who really show courage by saying, ‘No thanks, I’ll pass.’” Today, it’s not unusual to hear about teens engaging in adult activities at much younger ages than the teenagers of previous generations. That is why it is so important for parents (and guardians) to take the time to discuss alcohol, drugs, sex and family values with their children well before they start experimenting. My teen booklet provides the answers to frequently asked questions such as: How old must a girl be before she can get pregnant? Can she get pregnant the first time she has sex? What time of the month is a girl 100 percent safe? How old must a boy be before he can father a child? Another important

topic that’s included is how to avoid date rape and what to do if it happens. To order “What Every Teen Should Know,” send your name and address, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds), to Dear Abby Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. Shipping and handling are included in the price. My booklet also contains information on contraception and sexually transmitted diseases and how to recognize them. It has been distributed in doctors’ offices and used to promote discussion by educators and religious leaders, and is often used by parents who find it difficult to discuss sex with their children.

• 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.

Reader finds out rash caused by seaweed Dear Dr. Gott: I read your recent column where one of your readers discovered the side effect of eating things with seaweed as an additive. Thank goodness I caught that particular item. I thought I had begun to suffer from psoriasis and even discussed it with my doctor. He said to use hydrocortisone to control it. It didn’t stop it. After reading your column, I checked and found that the heavy cream I was using in my coffee, sold in most supermarkets, had seaweed as a thickener. I stopped using that brand, went to natural cream, and the rashes slowly went away. I have no problems now and wish to pass along the information and a thank-you. It’s amazing and scary what is put in our food. Dear Reader: Because I drink my coffee black and don’t use heavy cream in



cooking, I had no knowledge that some brands contain seaweed. Seaweed has been used with success by botanical, industrial and pharmaceutical companies. Traditional Chinese medicine even utilizes saltwater extracts of specific seaweeds for the treatment of cancer. Wounds, burns and rashes have been treated with seaweed, despite the fact that limited information is available regarding its use as an anti-bacterial or anti-fungal agent. Contact dermatitis, goiter, gastrointestinal problems and rare cases of potent inflammatory reaction have

been reported. I guess you are among those affected. Dear Dr. Gott: I would like more information on cellulitis. Dear Reader: Bacteria can enter the body easily through breaks in the skin, insect bites and skin ulcers. Skin can split because of lymphedema, eczema, shingles, chickenpox, IV drug use and athlete’s foot — leading to an increased risk for bacteria to enter. Cellulitis is a skin infection commonly caused by the staphylococcus or streptococcus bacterium. There is an increasing number of cases of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), and it is becoming a common cause of cellulitis. The condition can occur on any surface of the skin; however, the lower legs and feet are most commonly affected. Fungal infections of the feet might lead to recurring cellulitis. People with a

weakened immune system are more susceptible than those who are healthy. Diagnosis can often be made through visual examination. However, a physician might order blood tests or wound cultures if any questions remain. Treatment is focused on controlling the infection, primarily with oral antibiotics. Improvement should occur completely within two weeks unless the individual has a diagnosis of a chronic disease such as diabetes. It is extremely important you follow your doctor’s instructions regarding the length of time you remain on the antibiotic. You should also revisit him or her for a follow-up to assure the drug’s effectiveness.

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



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tonight on TV n MOVIE “Out for Justice” — A Brooklyn policeman, Steven Seagal, tries to kill his partner’s killer, William Forsythe, and anyone else who gets in his way./7 on Reelz n SPORTS MLB — The St. Louis Cardinals try to keep pace in a crowded NL Central race when they head to the Big Apple to face the New York Mets./6 p.m. on ESPN n PRIMETIME Steven Seagal “Love in the Wild” — The seven remaining couples travel through 100 degree heat and crawl through the Venado Caves./9 on ABC

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 Sleepy LaBeef, rockabilly singer, 76; T.G. Sheppard, country singer, 67; Kim Carnes, singer, 66; Carlos Santana, rock musician, 64; Donna Dixon, actress, 54; Chris Cornell, rock singer, 47; Vitamin C, singer, 42; Omar Epps, actor, 38; Gisele Bundchen, supermodel, 31; Julianne Hough, country singer-ballroom dancer, 23.


Effort to extradite Quaid fails A California prosecutor said U.S. officials have rejected a request to extradite actor Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi, from Canada to face felony vandalism charges. Authorities in Santa Barbara had been seeking the return of the couple for months. Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter said the U.S. State Department notified him last week that it would not pursue Randy Quaid and his wife, Evi extradition. The Quaids were arrested in September in the coastal city and accused of causing more than $5,000 in damage to a home they once owned. They were no-shows at several court hearings and were later arrested in Vancouver, where the actor sought asylum from a group he dubbed “Hollywood star-whackers.”

DMX released from an Arizona prison Rap star DMX has been released from an Arizona state prison after serving an extra week behind bars for failing a drug test while incarcerated. Arizona Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Lamoreaux says family members were at the facility in Yuma to pick up the multi-platinum selling recording artist Tuesday. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was given a year in prison in December after his probation was revoked for failing to submit to drug testing and driving on a suspended license.

Bardem calls for global actors rights In “No country for old men” Javier Bardem’s hitman character mercilessly collected unpaid debts with a deadly bolt gun. When it comes to movie pirates, the 42-yearold Oscar winner is more understanding. The Spanish actor said downloading films for free hurts nine out of 10 actors already struggling to pay the bills. Javier Bardem appeared at the United Nations in Bardem Geneva Tuesday to call for a new international treaty to protect actors rights across the globe. And he wants movie tickets to be cheaper so that even would-be pirates go to see a film at the theater once in a while.

Missing musician found in Hattiesburg Clent Holmes was found safe and unharmed after the former guitarist for country music legend Hank Williams was reported missing Tuesday in the Alabama town of Saraland, police said. Authorities said Holmes, who is 94 and has Alzheimer’s disease, was reported missing after he was last seen around 11:30 a.m. at his home. Police began searching for him and his vehicle, which was also missing. He was found later Tuesday in Hattiesburg. Saraland police Sgt. Leroy A. Smith Jr. said that Holmes was driving his pickup when he was located. Smith said he did not require medical treatment, and that relatives were on their way late Tuesday to pick him up. Holmes was an original member of Williams’ Drifting Cowboys, who were active from 1939 until Williams’ death in 1953.

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Bride arrested on warrant, misses court A new bride arrested in Michigan on a 3-year-old warrant and briefly jailed wearing her wedding dress has missed her day in court, authorities said. Fifty-three-year-old Tammy Lee Hinton failed to appear in Jackson County District Court on Monday. The warrant was for felony identity theft charges. Jon Johnston, the public safety director for Blackman-Leoni Township, said his department will try to locate her if another arrest warrant is issued. Police believe Hinton has been living in Tammy Florida. They received two tips that she would Lee Hinton be in Michigan for Saturday’s wedding. Police arrested Hinton Saturday on the felony warrant, and booked and released her after less than about 30 minutes.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: There is a good chance that Lady Luck could intervene on your behalf in the year ahead, and help you finally achieve something you failed at numerous times in the past. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Trying to help out another while at the same time attempting to do your own job is likely to turn out to be a bummer for both of you, as you lose track of which project you’re working on. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — You’re not likely to take kindly to those who oppose your opinions or ideas. If this is the case, you’re apt to turn your back on some really good thinking that could help you out a lot. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Be very careful about who you team up with. If you link up with someone who doesn’t operate with the same high standards as you, this person could create trouble. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Owing to an inclination to negatively judge people in advance, you could easily begin a relationship thinking the worst of someone. It’s a sure way to cut your own throat and turn your back on a nice person. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Adopting the wrong attitude will defeat you right off the bat. All you’ll do is unjustly jaundice your view of everyone and everything. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Just because a friend of yours is in a mood that makes him or her difficult to get along with at this point in time, there’s no reason to shun this person altogether. Let him or her be human. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Once you establish an objective, you’re apt be quite headstrong when going after it, which is well and good, as long as you don’t carry it too far. Be moderate, above all things. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If you’re looking for some encouragement, don’t seek out the opinions of someone who seldom endorses another person’s ideas. All you’ll get is a negative assessment that’ll discourage you. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Be careful about borrowing money that you could have trouble paying back, and avoid loaning out what you can’t afford to lose. In either case, it is likely to be problematical for you. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Your self-sufficient qualities might desert you and, as a result, you could wrongfully depend on others to accomplish your aims. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Although you’re usually pretty efficient, this could be one of those days when everything you do seems harder or comes out all wrong. If this is the case, put off these jobs until another time. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Trying too hard to please someone will result in no one having a good time. Relax and let the chips fall where they may. Even if things still don’t go well, you’ll be able to laugh.

TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m having problems with one of my good friends, and I would like your advice. Over the past few years, my friend and I have become very good friends. Recently, I have noticed some drastic changes in her attitude. She used to be one of the sweetest people on earth. She was friendly, outgoing and involved in school activities. She had a sunny personality and always had nice things to say about her fellow students. Lately, she has become selfcentered and almost to the point of being rude. Instead of being positive, she’s become negative. This could be because she is starting to get in with the “wrong” crowd. To compound things, lately I have been having problems communicating with her. How should I confront her about her change in attitude? I don’t want to lose her as a friend. — Nameless, Talladega, Ala. Nameless: Stop by your friend’s house when you know she will be home. Tell her that you have noticed a dramatic negative change in her personality and that you were wondering if she had a problem that she would like to discuss with you. Make her aware that it has been difficult to communicate with her lately. Let her know that her friendship is very important and that you will always be available if she needs your shoulder to lean on. Listen closely to what your friend tells you. After the talk, you will know if your friend

intends to follow the “wrong” crowd or not. If she does, find other good friends who share your lifestyle. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on July 11, 2006, GENOA WILLIAMS, A SINGLE PERSON executed a Deed of Trust to PRESTIGE TITLE INC. as Trustee for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS A NOMINEE FOR RESMAE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, which Deed of Trust was filed on July 18, 2006 and recorded in Book 1601 at Page 586; and WHEREAS, such Deed of Trust was re-filed on January 25, 2007 and re-recorded in Book No. 1635 at Page No. 146 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-RM4 substituted J. GARY MASSEY as Trustee therein in place of the afore-mentioned original Trustee, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrument filed on December 19, 2007 and recorded as Instrument No. 253043 - and in Book 1470, Page 560 - in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MLMI TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-RM4, the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, substituted RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrument recorded as Instrument No. 286177 in Book 1520 at Page 575 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, U.S. BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., AS SUCCESSOR TO LASALLE BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE MLMI TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-RM4, having requested the undersigned Substitute Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Substitute Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee, will on August 03, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, within legal hours (between the hours of 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, the following-described property: INDEXING INSTRUCTIONS: SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 16, RANGE 4 EAST, WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. PARCEL ONE: A PART OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 16, RANGE 4 EAST, AND BEING PART OF THAT CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND DESIGNATED ON MAP OF A.B. LEE, AND C.E., WHICH MAP IS OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, IN BOOK 69 AT PAGE 118, SAID MAP BEING FILED FOR RECORD ON THE 10TH DAY OF JULY, 1903, AND SAID TRACT BEING DESIGNATED ON SAID MAP AS COMPRISING 1.6 ACRES, PROPERTY OF ROBERT SANDERS, SAID TRACT HEREBY CONVEYED BEING DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER (POINT) OF SAID 1.6 ACRE TRACT AND RUNNING THENCE NORTHEASTERLY 292 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A STONE MARKING THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID TRACT OF LAND; RUNNING THENCE SOUTH WITH THE WEST FENCE LINE OF THE PROPERTY OF MRS. LOU SANDERS TO THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID 1.6 ACRE TRACT, RUNNING THENCE WEST WITH SAID SOUTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID TRACT TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, IT BEING THE INTENTION TO HEREBY CONVEY ALL THAT PART OF SAID TRACT LYING WEST OF TRACT OF LAND OWNED BY MRS. LOU SANDERS, WHICH SAID TRACT OF LAND OWNED BY MRS. LOU SANDERS IS ENCLOSED BY FENCE LINE, THE PROPERTY HEREBY CONVEYED BEING ALL OF THAT PART OF SAID TRACT LYING WEST OF THE WEST FENCE LINE OF SAID PROPERTY OF MRS. LOU SANDERS. PARCEL TWO: PART OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 16, RANGE 4 EAST, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE LOT CONVEYED BY ROBERT SANDERS TO MRS. LIZZIE SANDERS BY DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 217 AT PAGE 453 OF THE RECORD OF DEEDS OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, BEING MARKED BY A BOUNDARY STONE OF THE VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, AND RUNNING THENCE EAST, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID PARK; 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH PARALLEL WITH SAID LIZZIE SANDERS LOT, 228 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE, EXTENDED, OF SAID LIZZIE SANDERS LOT, THENCE WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE EXTENDED 100 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LIZZIE SANDERS LOT, AND THENCE NORTH, ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LIZZIE SANDERS LOT 236 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO, TRACT 04-158 ALL THAT CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 16 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, CITY OF VICKSBURG, WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK (VNMP) MONUMENT NO. 27, SAID POINT BEING A CONCRETE MONUMENT, RUN THENCE NORTH 43 DEGREES 63 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE ORIGINAL SOUTH PROPERTY LINE OF VNMP FOR A DISTANCE OF 333.47 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING, RUN THENCE NORTH 43 DEGREES 53 MINUTS 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE ORIGINAL SOUTH PROPERTY LINE OF VNMP FOR A DISTANCE OF 292.00 FEET TO THE VNMP MONUMENT NO. 29, RUN THENCE SOUTH 80 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE ORIGINAL SOUTH PROPERTY LINE OF VNMP FOR A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE, RUN THENCE NORTH FOR A DISTANCE OF 82.07 FEET TO AN IRON STAKE ON THE REVISED SOUTH PROPERTY LINE OF VNMP, RUN THENCE SOUTH 61 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST ALONG THE CHORD OF A CIRCULAR CURVE HAVING THE FOLLOWING CURVE CHARACTERISTICS, DELTA-65 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 56 SECONDS, RADIUS = 526.90 FEET, ARC LENGTH = 600.80 FEET, TANGENT 337.82 FEET, FOR A DISTANCE OF 427.69 FEET TO VNMP MONUMENT NO. 278 THE PT OF SAID CIRCULAR CURVE, RUN THENCE SOUTH 45 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 41 SECONDS EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 105.31 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 40 FOOT WIDE STREET EASEMENT. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 14th day of June, 2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Anthony Cannon Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 10 -0137947 PARCEL No. 0863 09 9999 001900 DHGW 62688G-5SB Publish: 7/13, 7/20, 7/27(3t) NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE By virtue of that certain Deed of Trust made on the 22nd day of August, 2006, by Beverly J. Esquilin to J. Patrick Caldwell, Trustee, subsequently replaced by Lauren Roberts Cappaert, Substituted Trustee, pursuant to valid Substitution of Trustee which is recorded in Deed Book 1522 at Page 795 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, to secure certain indebtedness therein mentioned for the benefit of BancorpSouth Bank, which Deed of Trust is duly recorded in Book 1609 at Page 621 of the Records of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust on Land in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and pursuant to the power and authority vested in me, S b i dT d


y as Substituted Trustee, and at the request of the owner of said indebtedness, default having been made in the payment due thereunder as described in Promissory Note by said Deed of Trust secured and the payment of the interest thereunder accruing and the holder and the owner of the Note having elected under the terms of said Deed of Trust to declare said Note due and payable as by said Deed of Trust authorized, and the same remaining unpaid, I, Lauren Roberts Cappaert, as Substituted Trustee, will between the legal hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, the 11th day of August, 2011, at the main front door of the Cherry Street side of the county courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, expose for sale at public

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Dog days of summer are approaching. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on November Call us to help you get 23, 2009, JESSICA ERIN SPRINGclean. AN UNMARRIED that deep down PERSON executed a Deed • Carpet/Oriental/ Area Rug Cleaning • Furniture/Drapery • Carpet & Fabric Protection

of Trust to J WARD • Ceramic Tile & CONVILLE as Trustee for theGrout benefitCleaning of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC • House Cleaning REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS •A NOMINEE Clean & FOR WaxGRAND Wood BANK FOR SAVINGS, FSB, & Vinyl Floors which Deed of Trust was filed on November 24, 2009 and recorded as Instrument No. 274032 in Book 1703 at Page 565 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, substituted RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrument recorded as Instrument No. 287063 in Book 1522 at Page 354 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, having requested the undersigned Substitute Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Substitute Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee, will on August 03, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, within legal hours (between the hours of 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi,the followingdescribed property: ALL OF LOT FOUR(4) OF LAKE PARK ESTATES, PART ONE (1), A PLAT OF WHICH APPEARS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 1 AT PAGE 39 OF THE WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI LAND RECORDS, LESS AND EXCEPT THEREFROM AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF (1/2) INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OF THE OIL, GASAND MINERALS IN, ON AND UNDER SAID TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 24th day of June, 2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 2818219 By: /s/ Anthony Cannon Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 11 -0033387 PARCEL No. 1325 29 0970 004200 DHGW 62818G-2SB Publish: 7/13, 7/20, 7/27(3t)

ServiceMaster by Mutter 601-636-5630 01. Legals auction to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property conveyed by said Deed of Trust, said property being situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, being described as follows: Lot 15, Fairways Subdivision, Part 10, as shown by plat of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 117 of the land records of Warren County, and being contained therein in Plat Cabinet "A" at Slot 200-D. The undersigned will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS my signature this the 12th day of July, 2011. /s/ Lauren Roberts Cappaert LAUREN ROBERTS CAPPAERT Substituted Trustee Publish: 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10 (4t)

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on October 10, 2001, Frank Singleton Jr. and Earline Singleton, Husband and Wife executed a certain deed of trust to J Allen Derivaux, Trustee for the benefit of New Century Mortgage Corporation which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1281 at Page 683 and re-recorded in Book 1709 at Page 79; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to U.S. Bank N.A., in its capacity as Trustee for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital I Inc. Trust 2001-NC4 by instrument dated February 16, 2011 and recorded in Book 1520 at Page 618 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, U.S. Bank N.A., in its capacity as Trustee for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital I Inc. Trust 2001-NC4 has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated March 3, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1520 at Page 619; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, U.S. Bank N.A., in its capacity as Trustee for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital I Inc. Trust 2001-NC4, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on July 27, 2011 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All of that certain lot designated as "Part C" of the Subdivision of Lots 39, 40 and 45 in Square 11 Springfield, made by J.W. Short under decree of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, the plat of said Subdivision being duly recorded in Deed Book 55, at Pages 446 and 447 of the land Records in the office of the clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi. Said "Part C" having a frontage on Jefferson Street of One Hundred Forty-Seven (147) feet and six (6) inches and a frontage on Farmer Street of seventy-Five (75) feet. Less and Except that certain Parcel conveyed by Quit Claim Deed of Record in Book 1218, Page 473. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 29th day of June, 2011. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 416 Farmer Street Vicksburg, MS 39183 11-002154LB Publish: 7/6, 7/13, 7/28(3t) SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on November 23, 2009, JESSICA ERIN SPRING AN UNMARRIED PERSON executed a Deed of Trust to J WARD CONVILLE as Trustee for the benefit of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR GRAND BANK FOR SAVINGS, FSB, which Deed of Trust was filed on November 24, 2009 and recorded as Instrument No. 274032 in Book 1703 at Page 565 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, substituted RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced

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LOST!! SMALL MALE Tabby cat. Has a green tattoo on his belly from being neutered. Oak Ridge Road area. Call 601-6189611.

07. Help Wanted

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!

Alcorn State University’s Department of Administrative Affairs has an immediate opening for the position of Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Salary Range: Negotiable (commensurate with experience) Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt Reports To: Senior Executive Vice President & CFO The Assistant Vice President for Human Resources is responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership for the Office of Human Resources. The strategic vision must emphasize maximizing efficiencies, quality and operational effectiveness through the use of technologies and the implementation of best practices to build and maintain a diverse, contemporary, leading edge Human Resources structure. Reporting to the Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources will lead with a dedication to customer service in a highly collaborative manner with constituencies at all levels of the organization, will demonstrate the ability to foster strong relationships with campus leadership groups, employees and other key stakeholders; and, ensure the delivery of responsive, efficient and quality services to all. Duties and Responsibilities Strategic planning, development and administration of University Human Resources activities, including but not limited to: employment, training, payroll, compensation and benefit programs on behalf of university employees. Manage the Human Resources department’s resources and annual operating budget. Serve as an active participant of University and statewide committees, as determined necessary for the success of the department and the University. Provide leadership to the Human Resources department and staff while optimizing organizational performance. Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Labor Relations, Personnel Management or related field. A minimum of (seven) 7 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources (or related field) in higher education, government and/or private industry. Demonstrable strong and effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; and possess the ability to relate sensitively to persons of diverse backgrounds and levels of ability. Demonstrable experience in managing Human Resources. Knowledge of SCT Banner Human Resources System Demonstrated leadership skills. Demonstrated success as a change agent and collaborative leader involved in developing strategies for Human Resources. Experience in development and implementation of training programs for staff development Preferred Qualifications Certification (SPHR or PHR) Qualifications Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Labor Relations, Personnel Management or related field. Demonstrable knowledge of the principles, practices, and culture of higher education.

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

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

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

Deadline 2 p.m., Friday 55p.m., p.m.,Thursday Friday 35p.m., Friday p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Monday p.m.,Tuesday Tuesday 35p.m., 5 p.m., Wednesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11a.m., a.m.,Thursday Thursday 11 11 11a.m., a.m.,Thursday Thursday

07. Help Wanted

15. Auction

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

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


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FANTASTIC ON-SITE ESTATE Auction of the late Floyd and June Kelly, Saturday, July 23rd at 9am, #1 Cowen Place, Vicksburg, MS 39180, A & H Estate Auction Company, MS License #779, 601-618-8400, view pictures on-line at ID#945, MS License #779.

PART TIME CLERICAL POSITION. 20 hours per week, MondayFriday. Must pass background check. Mail resumes to: PO Box 511, Vicksburg, MS 39181. PART-TIME MDHC preschool director needed. Deadline to apply July 29th , 2011. Send resumes to: Dept. 3755, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182. 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 800-7346570 ext 10. Warehouse Coordinator Coomes Produce Company Looking for person to oversee receiving, inventory rotation, and shipping. Produce Experience & Class D license a plus. Email resume to: No phone calls please!

12. Schools & Instruction AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-455-4317. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Allied Health. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-210-5162.

13. Situations Wanted CAREGIVER 10 years experience. References on request. 601-618-1155. Vicksburg and Utica area. 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. NEED A SITTER? Retired RN, experienced, will work any time, dependable, honest, trustworthy. 601421-1861.

14. Pets & Livestock 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 CKC Tea cup and tiny toy Malti Poos and Yorkies. $300 and up. 318-237-5156.

Foster a Homeless Pet!

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!

1-800-826-8104 WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message. WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 25 INCH T.V.'S- $49!! Mattress Sets-$125!! Always a store full of quality used furniture!! All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010, 601-529-9895 cell. 6 MONTH OLD electric ultra-suede couch with manual reclining love seat. $1600. 601-529-2211. CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

07. Help Wanted

Classified Display Deadlines Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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

Classified Ad Rates Classified Classified Line Line Das Ads: Starting Startingatat1-4 1-4Lines, Lines, 11 Day Day for for $8.32 $8.28 Classified line ads are charged according to the number of lines. For complete pricing information contact a Classified Sales Representative today at 601-636-SELL. Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, 44line lineminimum minimumcharge charge.$8.32 $8.28minimum minimumcharge. charge.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

COUCH, LOVE SEAT, Chaise tables and lamps $900. Call 601-638-3317 or 769-203-1952.

LITTLE TYKES AND commercial play ground equipment. Wood cabinets, various sizes. 601-6380170, 601-218-4089.

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.

LOTS OF QUALITY Furniture and Carpets! Stretch your $$$ *Great Prices, layaways, All About Bargains, 1420 Washington, Downtown, 601-631-0010.

WHITE BOTTOM FREEZER 22.1 cubic feet. 4 adjustable glass shelves, Energy star qualified, Kitchenaid Architect Series KBRA22KMWH, $500. Call Lina 601-529-8642.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique�

WINCHESTER MODEL 12 pump shotgun, $450. Remington Model 552, 22 rifle, $100. Rods and reel fishing tackle. Cash only! 601-638-3020.

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. FRIGIDAIRE 20.6 CUBIC foot refrigerator, $300. Power scooter, $700. Cadillac body. 601-218-1317, 601-456-9590.

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

1-800-826-8104 Classifieds Really Work!

07. Help Wanted

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.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

Place your classified line ad at

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

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

11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

19. Garage & Yard Sales

Ask us how to “Post Size� your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355).

07. Help Wanted

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

Olive Branch S C C ENIOR

11. Business Opportunities




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



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.

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

termite shields.


Simmons Lawn Service

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 •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)


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

Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

M&M HOUSE MOVING & RAISING •34 years experience •Fully






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


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


Show Your Colors!

(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


601-636-SELL (7355)


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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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

26. For Rent Or Lease ✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

780 Hwy 61 North


31. Mobile Homes For Rent

Call for Details 601-638-0102


BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent


19. Garage & Yard Sales

24. Business Services

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

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

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 14 FOOT ALUMINUM duck boat with 4 horse motor, trailer and duck blind, camouflage. $1500. 601636-6814, leave message. 2 JET SKIS. Double trailer. Kawasaki 750 3 seater, Polaris 780 2 seater. $3500 or best offer. 601-638-5082. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

24. Business Services

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

D & D TREE CUTTING •Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big James” 601-218-7782 DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.

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


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

• Lake Surrounds Community


28. Furnished Apartments ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING FURNISHED. 1 bedroom, $900. Studio, $700. Cable, pool, Wi-Fi, off-street parking. 601-638-2000. SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.

29. Unfurnished Apartments 2 APARTMENTS FOR rent. 1/ 2 bedrooms. $200 security deposit. Downtown area. 601-218-3835. 2 BEDROOM $400 rent, 3 BEDROOM $450 rent, 4 BEDROOM $500 rent. All are duplexes, $200 deposit. Refrigerator and stove. 601-634-8290.

Uncontested Divorces Special - $300; also handle Adoptions, Probate, Litigation, & Criminal Matters. Attorney Stephanie Lang 601-291-1048.


29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

30. Houses For Rent SMALL 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath. $425 monthly, $200 deposit, 61 South behind Cooper Lighting, 545 Hall Road, 601-831-1205, 303587-0687.

Confederate Ridge

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

16X60 2 BEDROOM, 2 Bath, 12x60 porch. No pets. $200 deposit, $600 monthly. 601-631-1942. MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 2008 LEXINGTON. 16X80, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 601-415-5655. BIG 4 BEDROOM, 2 bath home. Delivery, set-up and tie down included. Only $22,900. 662-417-2354, 601-619-1555.

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 605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

601-638-2231 DOWNTOWN APARTMENT FOR rent. Single or couple. $950, includes all utilities. 806-292-5389.

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.

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

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

29. Unfurnished Apartments


34. Houses For Sale - EAGLE LAKE 50 Sullivan Cove. Sits on 2 lots, everything new, deck, garage, refrigerator, washer/ dryer. $139,900. McMillin Real Estate. Bette Paul Warner, 601-218-1800.

GOT LAND? USE your Land or family land to get financing on your new home. Easy financing!! Call for approval 1877-558-6696. 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.

Executive home. Screened porch overlooks hole #1 of VCC golf course. Split plan w/ 4BR, 2.5 BA. Large master suite with many extras. Priced to sell below appraised value.

Call 601-218-1900 to view. 1700 SQUARE FOOT custom built home in Pear Orchard. 3 bed 2 bath, Covered patio adjoining deck, 2 car garage, workshop. $179,000. 601-6610876 By appointment only. BEAUTIFUL REMODELED HOME, 208 Easy Street, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, quiet neighborhood, hardwood floors. $77,000 (will help with closing cost). To view, C.J. Williams Owner/ Investor 601-218-4228.

NEW 16X76. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, delivery, set-up and tie-down included. Only $29,987. 662-4172354, 601-619-1555. REPOSSESSION LIQUIDATION SALE! Used double wide and single wide mobile homes, starting at $12,000 for single wides and $25,000 for double wides. Financing options available. Call 601-4218727 or 601-619-1555. SPECIAL GOVERNMENT LOAN program. 0 Down if you own land or family land. Choose your custom home 3, 4 or 5 bedroom. 1-877-558-6696.

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


2150 South Frontage Road

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.


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Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

29. Unfurnished Apartments

601-636-6490 Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549







36. Farms & Acreage

601-529-4478 OR 601-668-8027

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

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!


39. Motorcycles, Bicycles 2007 HONDA SHADOW Spirit 1100. Accessories, garage kept, 2000 miles. Must sell! $5500 or best offer. 601-301-0432.

40. Cars & Trucks 1990 Ford F150. Clean, air blows cold. 601-2188185. 1997 TAHOE SUV 4 door 4x4 hitch, runs good, Cd/ radio. $1950 CASH. Located 4414 Oak Ridge Road. 601-638-6956.

HOT BUYS!! 2001 Dodge Durango

$1,100 Down

1997 Ford Explorer $900 Down

Don’t Miss Out Gary’s Cars- Hwy 61S

601-883-9995 For

AUTO WORLD Financing available. Starting at $800 down! Plenty to choose from! 601-218-2893. 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.

BUYING OR SELLING? Land is our business! RICE REALTYGROUPINC.COM Call 601-529-4478 or 601-668-8027.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments


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

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

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

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38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment

Broker, GRI


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

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

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

Licensed in MS and LA


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.

29. Unfurnished Apartments


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

Member FDIC


McMillin Real Estate


BY OWNER. BOVINA. Willow Creek Subdivision, updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath, large workshop. $147,500. 601-638-0141. DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME. $12,000. 601-218-3847

34. Houses For Sale


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

PUT THE CLASSIFIEDS TO WORK FOR YOU! Check our listings to find the help you need... • Contractors • Electricians • Roofers • Plumbers • Landscapers


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Repo Dealer 5800 Hwy 61 South Vicksburg, MS New, Used, Repos, Land Home, Singlewides, Doublewides Triplewides

CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS " IMPALA LS V2142 ...........28 Months " 2005 " per month ....... $1135 1-C*HEVY 1-**down 1-@ *$320 $ 2002 CHEVY IMPALA LS V2134.......28 Months @ $290 per month ................. 1135*down $ " BONNEVILLE SLE V2160 ...281Months " 2002 @ $270 per month 1170 1-*PONTIAC 1-**down -*" $ 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA LE V2129................28 Months @ $330 per month ... 1170*down 2003 CADILLAC SEVILLE SLS V2128 .......28 Months @ $290 per month $1240*down 2005 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX V2159.............28 Months @ $320 per month ... $1450*down 2007 CHEVY IMPALA LS V2163 ...............28 Months @ $340 per month ... $2150*down








TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS $240 per month.......$1020*down 2001 " RAM 1500 4X4 V2138.....26 Months 1-*DODGE 1-*" 1-*@ " $ $ 2000 FORD EXPEDITION XLT 4X4 V2153 24 Months @ 250 per month 1260*down $ 2001 300 per month ..... 1695 " DAKOTA SPORT V2161 ...28 Months " 1-*DODGE 1-**down 1-@*$" $ $ 2001 CHEVY TAHOE LS 4X4 V2154 ........28 Months @ 340 per month . 1940*down 2003 FORD EXPEDITION EDDIE BAUER V2133R 28 Months @ $370 per month $2150*down 2003 FORD EXPEDITION XLT 4X4 V2162 ......28 Months @ $360 per month... $2325*down


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Are the first names of the main characters Sheldon and Leonard, on TV’s The Big Bang Theory, a subtle tribute to actor and 1960s sitcom producer Sheldon Leonard?

—Stephanie Nevels, Wilmington, Ohio

Yes! “Chuck [Lorre] and I are fans of the great television producer and actor,” says Big Bang Theory executive producer Bill Prady, who created the show with Lorre. Leonard produced The Andy Griffith Show, The Danny Thomas Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, I Spy, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. and other shows of the g 89. 1960s and ’70s. He died in 1997 at age

Sinatra, 71, renewed her career in 1995 after raising two daughters. Today she hosts a weekly three-hour radio show, Nancy for Frank, on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s Siriusly Sinatra channel, where she plays her father’s hits and other pop standards. Currently working on a jazz album, she recently tweeted that she may tour to promote it: “We’re hoping for 2012, but we’ll have to see.”

—Bob Purtee, Surprise, Ariz.

Leonard (Johnny Galecki, above left) and Sheldon (Jim Parsons, above right) on The Big Bang Theory are named for iconic TV producer Sheldon Leonard.



I see where Raven-Symoné will star in a new sitcom, State of Georgia. She looks great. How did she lose so much weight?

What is the name of the dog in an early 1960s cartoon that floated up in the air on his back when he was very happy and satisfied, and then slowly came back down to earth? —Sue Alexander, Crescent City, Fla.

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Riding, Roping and In 8.184 seconds, the young cowboys from Berryville, Ark. (pop. 5,356), have a national championship for team roping under their shiny belt buckles. In the winner’s circle of last year’s National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyo. (pop. 29,087), Tyler’s mom, Wendy, 52, wipes away tears while his dad, Dewayne, 58, throws open his arms in celebration, and sister Jodi McKinney, 30, beams. As for Dustin’s family, mother Donna, 39, declares that she’s more excited than when she gave

AMID A SPRAY of powdery dirt, Tyler Worley, 17, rockets out of the box on his horse, Bubba, and snaps his rope beneath the hind legs of a sprinting steer after partner Dustin Hodge, 18, lassos the animal’s horns. // Caption

// About 1,500 student-athletes, including team roping champions Tyler Worley and Dustin Hodge (left), competed in the 2010 National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, Wyo.

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birth to him, while father Larry, 44, reaches for his cell phone to relay the happy news to his parents in Arkansas. Similar scenes take place over and over for one week each summer during the world’s biggest rodeo, featuring 1,500 high school students from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia competing for scholarship money, prizes and bragging rights. There’s nothing like it, says Tyler, who made his debut at the event last year. “It’s electric. You get excited,” he says. “It’s a bunch of people watching, a bigger place, a bigger atmosphere.”

Rodeo roots Beyond the competition, the rodeo celebrates a way of life for rural families across America and beyond. The teenagers demonstrate exhilarating Old West skills and traditions ranging from feats of roping finesse and horsemanship to close encounters with bulls, barrels and bucking broncos. Many of the riders are following in the boot steps of their fathers, mothers and grandparents— and begin at an early age. Some compete in more traditional sports such as baseball, basketball, football and even gymnastics as well, but most say they love rodeo competitions the best. TiAda Gray, 18, of Lovington, N.M., who took first place in breakaway roping as a freshman and finished ninth last year as a senior, is the great-great-great-niece of 1930 world calf roping champion Jake McClure, a member of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame whose name graces the rodeo arena in Lovington (pop. 11,009). With that pedigree, she proved a natural with a lasso

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in her hands. “My dad roped calves, roped steers and steerwrestled. My mom horse-showed and rodeoed a little bit. My grandpa rodeoed when he was a kid,” TiAda says. Rhyder Nelson, 18, of Doniphan, Neb. (pop. 829), last year’s student president of the National High School Rodeo Association, has been a team roper since age 6. “My mom said as soon as I could pick up a rope, I had one in my hand. And from then on, it never left,” he says with a smile. Barrel racer Alyshia Moe, 15, of Bemidji, Minn. (pop. 11,917), embodies both of her parents when she bursts through the rodeo gate. Mom Diane, 45, grew up around horses, while dad Everett, 42, likes his Harley-Davidson motorcycle and Camaro sports car. Competing as a freshman last year from Bemidji High School, Alyshia tied for second as all-around rookie cowgirl and amassed an impressive array of honors that attest to her riding skills and love of speed. No surprise, then, that she named her horse after the world’s fastest land animal. “Mom was going to name her Rabbit and I

The high school rodeo began in Hallettsville, Texas (pop. 2,550), the idea of Claude Mullins, a rodeo fan and school superintendent who noticed how local boys congregated after school each day to practice their roping skills. To encourage them, Mullins and several area businessmen organized a state competition in 1947 that drew 121 roping entrants. New Mexico, Louisiana, Montana and South Dakota followed with their own rodeos, leading to the first national high school rodeo in 1949 in Hallettsville. Mullins, who served as the association’s first president, set high standards for conduct, academic performance and sportsmanship among participants, and scheduled all events during the summer months to avoid interfering with traditional school sports. Today, the nonprofit association has about 10,000 members, including // Claude Mullins girls, whose participation has grown steadily since the rodeo’s founding. The Denver, Colo.-based organization distributes about $1 million annually in prizes and scholarships, and strives to develop “sportsmanship, horsemanship and character” among its student athletes. “They may never rodeo again or be on a horse again, but the responsibility, hard work and (Continued on page 8) A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M • PAGE 7



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(Continued from page 10) In Africa!, for instance, visitors can view the habitat from aboard a safari-style train that snakes around the property and breezes past a small forest of bamboo, which not only is native to Africa but cleverly hides the service drive to a maintenance building. Bucher considers countless other factors to provide the right creature comforts. She consults with zoo veterinarians to ensure that plants are nontoxic. Proper plant selection also is important in providing shade, shelter and even successful mating for some animals, as well as the right nesting for birds. To protect plants from the animals, Bucher relies on natural barriers such as trenches and fallen trees, and sometimes more conventional obstacles such as live electrical wires. Add cold northwest Ohio winters, a million visitors annually and typical gardening challenges such as rainfall, plant disease and insects, and Bucher must wield “a greener thumb than most.” Growing up in nearby Whitehouse, Ohio, Bucher developed her love for plants while working in her parents’ vegetable garden and tending the family’s houseplants. One of her earliest memories is an outing to the Toledo Zoo’s conservatory, where banana trees, ferns and palms grow under a glass roof. “I looked in at all those plants and always secretly wondered if lions were hiding in there,” Bucher says, laughing. PAGE 12 • A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M

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