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Leo Stambaugh of Dallas, talks about the closure of the Mississippi Welcome Center.

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1866: Ulysses S. Grant is named General of the Army of the United States, the first officer to hold the rank. 1960: A Woolworth’s store in Greensboro, N.C. that had been the scene of a sit-in protest against its whites-only lunch counter drops its segregation policy as it serves three of its black employees at the counter. 1984: Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to walk in space as she carries out more than three hours of experiments outside the orbiting space station Salyut 7. 1985: A spokeswoman for Rock Hudson confirms that the actor, hospitalized in Paris, is suffering from AIDS. (Hudson died in October 1985.) 2005: Four adult Boy Scout leaders are killed in an electrical accident while setting up camp for the organization’s Jamboree in Bowling Green, Va.

Summer vacationers in shorts and sandals at the Mississippi Welcome Center in Vicksburg will give way to workers sporting safety vests and shovels by mid-September, as stimulus-funded enhancements bring intermittent closures through March. Public access to the center’s parking lot and restrooms will be severely limited as crepe myrtles, Indian hawthorn shrubs and nandina bushes around the main building will be planted to replace greenery of the same type already in the ground. “New” plants and ground fill will be watered regularly with a timer-controlled irrigation system, according to plans by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The nature of the task — waiting for seeds to take root — has dictated a time frame from Sept. 9 through March 31 on the contract, expected to be awarded in August. The notion of pulling up “old” plants and replant-


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ing the same variety has already drawn puzzled looks and responses from tourists and locals. “Everything already looks nice to me,” said Leo Stambaugh of Dallas, who has stopped several times over the years at the center often called the city’s “front door.” “Where are people going to stop? I think it’s a waste of stimulus money.” Benches will be added along the center’s riverside back patio so visitors can sit in full view of the photogenic Mississippi River bridges. Magnolia trees on both sides of the building will stay, as will an elm tree shading the Blue Star Memorial Highway marker to the building’s east. Parking alterations involve shortening the length of a curb near the main entrance and an extra space at the guard house. Regardless of the additions, motorists will be without a place to take a break along the Mississippi/Louisiana border because a $1.5 million renovation to the Loui-

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Jeff Curtis, left, a Mississippi Department of Transportation resident engineer, and Jim Vinson, an MDOT architect, look at renovation plans for the Mississippi Welcome Center.

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NEW ORLEANS — BP’s evacuation of the Gulf of Mexico was called off Saturday and ships headed back to resume work on plugging the leaky well as remnants of Tropical Storm Bonnie breezed past. The temporary plug that has • La. oyster mostly conclan resiltained the ient/A2 oil for eight • Execs ofdays held, fer Obama and the realtime camadvice on eras that oil/B9 have given the world a constant view of the ruptured well apparently never stopped rolling. Dozens of ships evacuated the Gulf, but the storm had weakened to a tropical depression by the time it hit the spill site Saturday morning. Thad Allen, the retired Coast Guard admiral running the government’s spill response, called it “very good news.” But the setback was still significant. Work came to a standstill Wednesday and will take time to restart. Allen said drill rig workers who spent Thursday and Friday pulling nearly a mile of segmented steel pipe out of the water and stacking the 40-to-50 foot sections on deck would have to reverse the process. It could be Friday before workers can start blasting in heavy mud and cement through the mechanical cap, the first phase of a two-step process to seal the leaking oil well for good. And the threat of severe weather remains. Already, another disturbance was brewing in the Caribbean, though it wasn’t likely to strengthen into a tropical storm. Hurricane season moves into its most active period in early August, extending into September.


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William Faulkner at Rowan Oak, his Oxford home, in 1950

RICHMOND, Va. — Southern literary icon William Faulkner wrote detailed portraits of life in Mississippi’s fictional Yoknapatawpha County, often using long, winding sentences in densely packed paragraphs. Newly available recordings at the University of Virginia allow people to hear Faulkner’s soft native Mississippi drawl, and to listen to him talk about his writing, his career and current events. Listeners can also hear him explain to students how to pronounce “Yoknapa-

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Online “Faulkner at Virginia: An Audio Archive” — tawpha,” the setting for his numerous works, including “The Sound and the Fury,” “As I Lay Dying,” and “Absalom, Absalom!” Faulkner spent 1957 and 1958 as the school’s first writer-in-residence, giving lectures and readings and chatting with students and members of the community. Two professors at the Charlottesville school recorded

his talks on reel-to-reel tapes, and after a 15-year effort led by English professor Stephen Railton, the result is now online. Winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949 and his first Pulitzer Prize in 1955 thrust the shy and largely reclusive writer into the public eye. The university recordings show that Faulkner takes pleasure in reaching a wider audience, Railton said. “I think he’s come to see that the artist needs to be in contact with the larger public,” he said. “It’s good for the art and good for the

public.” “Faulkner at Virginia: An Audio Archive” contains about 28 hours of the author’s speeches, readings of his works and his answers to more than 1,400 questions. All of the audio is transcribed and presented in small segments that are searchable by keyword, and users are able to bookmark specific clips. While Faulkner is gracious and candid in answering audience questions, he’s sometimes unwilling to explicitly define the themes See Faulkner, Page A11.

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‘We just got stuck in the mud, and we don’t want to leave.’

For oyster clan, spill just another storm to weather By Sharon Cohen AP national writer HOUMA, La. — As survival stories go, the Voisins have a gem: It goes back more than 200 years ago when the first members of their family to set foot on Louisiana soil weathered a monster storm in spectacular fashion, clinging to their porch while others were washed away. It was the first test for the Voisins in Louisiana. It would not be their last. Over two centuries, there’d be more trials for the family. One generation, then another, slogged through mosquitothick marshes and navigated around alligator-infested swamps as they fished, trapped, harvested and, in recent decades, processed oysters on the Gulf Coast. They thrived when times were good, struggled when they were not, understanding that’s part of the bargain when your livelihood revolves around the water. But 250 years or so after the first settlers in the family arrived from Libourne, France, the Voisins are still here. The reasons are many, but Kevin Voisin, an eight-generation oysterman, prefers to keep it simple: “We just got stuck in the mud,” he says, “and we don’t want to leave.” Now the Voisins face a new test of their mettle dealing with the aftermath of the Gulf spill that spewed oil into the fish-rich waters for nearly three months, squeezing the state’s $2.4 billion seafood industry — and the family’s oyster business. It’s too early to tally the losses, but Voisin, vice president of marketing at Motivatit Seafoods, is counting on one thing to keep them afloat: the family’s long record of tenacity. “We survived Katrina; we survived Gustav,” he says of two recent giant hurricanes. “We’ve survived a lot of other things, too. It started way back with Jean Voisin hanging on to a house when most everybody around him died. I hope we’ll make it. I think if anybody does, it’ll be us.” The Voisins are the lucky ones, so far. Their oyster harvesting and processing company — which produced 25 million pounds of the shellfish last year — lost 40 to 60 percent of its business during the spill. If that sounds grim, consider this: They’re in far better shape than their competitors, many of whom were forced to close. “There’s no explanation for why we’re standing and so many have fallen,” he says. “I don’t feel guilty because the battle is still raging.” The temporary fix — the July 15 capping of the well after tens millions of gallons of oil oozed into the Gulf — was a relief for Voisin, but no finale, by any stretch. Many oyster fishing

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grounds remain closed, some of the shellfish are dead, folks are out of work, and the future is uncertain, as is the destination of all that brown oily goo coating the waters. “There are just millions of gallons of oil out there and until it’s all gone, I won’t feel better,” he says. “We know all the oil has to come ashore. We don’t know what the next step is. Is it inevitable? At this point, I think it is but who knows?” Kevin Voisin has become the public face of the family business since the spill. He’s been interviewed in French by media from France and Canada and is on YouTube, talking about the disaster in English and French. He’s been approached about a possible reality TV show (“The Oystermen”?) and started a charity group that he says has received about $60,000 in commitments for those hurt by the spill; he’s already helped a handful of people, including one worker laid off when a rival oyster company had to shut down. His group also has come up with a novel fundraising plan. It’s selling oil-tainted water in fancy bottles for an eyepopping $1,000 each. (Voisin says he has shipped about 10 bottles; smaller vials sell for $25.) Voisin, 34, is part salesman, part student of history (he spices his conversation with references to Teddy Roosevelt and abolitionist Frederick Douglass). He’s part spiritual seeker (he was a Mormon missionary in Bordeaux, France) and part pragmatic politician (he’s on the Terrebonne parish council). And Voisin is a full-time Cajun who lives, breathes, loves, eats and talks oysters — he’s lectured about them on five continents. Now as he watches his industry struggle, his lament is a familiar one. He is angry with BP, frustrated with the federal government and anxious about what lies ahead.

Kevin Voisin opens the door of his oyster processing company, Motivatit Seafoods in Houma, La., an eighth-generation, familyowned business.

“I don’t think much of the nation understands — they think this is about money and jobs,” he says. “But it’s beyond that. It’s about life. It’s about who we are. ... The Cajun way of life is fiercely independent — ‘I’m going to take care of myself, you take care of yourself.’ ... Why? Because we live in a place with the most glorious abundance of food. ... We’ve always been able to turn to our surroundings to support us. Now our surroundings are threatening us because of the oil.” Not that anyone is going hungry. But the spill has put a crimp in the fishing industry in a state that ranks first in the nation in producing shrimp, blue crab, crawfish and oysters, which are a $318-milliona-year business in Louisiana. Only about a third of the shrimp, 20 percent of the crab and 20 to 30 percent of the oysters are being harvested, according to Ewell Smith, director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board. The spill isn’t just a financial drain, though; it’s a public relations black eye for the fishermen. Those 85 days of video and photos — the billowing stream of oil, the tar balls on beaches, the dead turtles — have created a false impression for many Americans that the Gulf is closed and seafood isn’t safe, Smith says. “The damage has been done and it continues,” he says.

“That image has been burned in people’s minds. It’s going to take five years to turn the perception around. How long are our fisherman and processors going to be hanging on while we rebuild?” Kevin Voisin wonders, too. He’s noticed signs in stores announcing that shrimp and other seafood come from Thailand or some place else. “How are you ever going to overcome that?” he asks. “Even if the oil fairy came tomorrow and erased all the oil out of the water and magically everything was clean, there’s been a hit in the market. ... People are worried and I understand, I get it. That’s not what I would do, but I get it.” In reality, no one knows what impact the spill will have on the oyster crop. Several Louisiana oystermen already have reported their crop is dead. The state diverted fresh water into the estuaries, mostly south of New Orleans along the Mississippi — the strategy was designed to help keep the oil at bay but it also reduced the salt content the shellfish needed to survive. Oysters can tolerate small doses of fresh water for a few weeks but after that, they’ll begin to die. It’s also not just this year’s crop at risk. There usually are three seasons on oyster reefs, so if oil invades an area, an oysterman could conceivably be wiped out through 2012. Many oystermen aren’t fishing now, either because the

areas are closed to harvest by state agencies, the markets are poor or they’ve been hired by BP for the cleanup. Voisin says he knows some folks don’t want to work for the oil company. “It’s like getting in a car wreck and saying ‘Well, you’ll never be able to do your work anymore but we’ll let you pick up the pieces of this wreck for the rest of your life and pay you for it,”’ he says. The Voisins harvest oysters on 10,000 acres spread over 3,000 square miles, mostly in western Louisiana, away from the spill; about 60 percent of the grounds have been closed, so it’s unclear what, if any, damage has been done. During Katrina, their crop was spared. “I had a lot of survivor’s guilt,” Voisin says. The Voisins were fishing even before Louisiana was a state. By those standards, their oyster processing business is relatively new, dating back less than 40 years. Kevin admits he’s already thought ahead, wondering if his 10-year-old son, Michael Ernest, named after his father and grandfather, will carry on the oyster legacy. “The ninth generation to do this — that was going to be a stretch already,” he says. “I would love to see him get into this, but I don’t know. Two hurricanes and one oil spill later — there’s another part of me that says maybe he needs something that doesn’t come with all of this tragedy.”

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CLUBS Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Lamar Roberts, Vicksburg Transportation Museum, speaker. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Matt Alford, Lions Club Boys’ Leadership Conference chairman; Jacques’ Cafe. TRIAD — 2 p.m. Wednesday; Donald Oakes, VWSD interim superintendent, speaker; City Hall Annex. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Mitchell Dent, deputy police chief, speaker; Shon-

ey’s. Vicksburg Toastmasters No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; ERDC’s IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601-6344596. Vicksburg Packers — 6-8 p.m. Friday; Noo Noo concert, jump castles, raffles; free school supplies; tickets, $5; City Park Pavilion; 601-630-5361 or 601-8311548. WCHS Class of 2000 — Reunion: 9:30 p.m. Friday, meet and greet, Duff’s Tavern; 11:30 a.m. Saturday, picnic at WCHS football field; 7:30 p.m. dinner, Battlefield Inn; Jeff Mac, 601529-3357, for payment information.

PUBLIC programs Overeaters Anonymous — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays; www.; 1315 Adams St. Free Hunter Safety Course — 6-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday;

Social Security number and attendance all three nights mandatory; minimum age 10 in calendar year; Lonnie Friar, 601-636-8883; Hinds Community College, Mississippi 27. Tuesday Vicksburg Al-Anon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601-634-0152. Vicksburg High School — Orientation: seniors and sophomores, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday; juniors, 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday; freshmen, 6 p.m. Thursday. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday; Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-anon — ­ 8:00 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Avenue; 601-636-1134. Mississippi Faith Based Coalition — 7 p.m. Thursday; housing information rally; as-

sistance of up to $39,999; Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave.; 601-636-3712. 100% Narcotics Anonymous Recovery Group — 7 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, noon Wednesdays; Nate G., 731-460-9546; 1220 Clay St. Warren Central High School — Locker distribution, 8 a.m.noon Thursday and Friday; freshman orientation, 6 p.m. Aug. 2. Travelers Rest Christian Academy and Day Care Learning Center — Open enrollment Aug. 2-6; 601-6363712 or 601-636-3560.

BENEFITs Summertime Blues Festival — 2 p.m. Saturday; Jimbo Mathus, L.C. Ulmer, Rocket 88, Seth Libbey, The Koestler Brothers and others; 1300 block of Washington Street; $12 in advance at Duff’s Tav-

ern on Washington or $15 day of event; 601-638-8828; for oil spill relief efforts.


King of Kings Christian Center — Registration open for Keeping it Real youth explosion Friday and Saturday; activities and entertainment; 601383-1492 or 601-661-6444; 4209 Mount Alban Road. West Mount Olive M.B. — Revival, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; the Rev. Henry Yearley, evangelist; the Rev. Elijah Brown, pastor; Mississippi 522 West, Lorman.

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Medical marijuana to be allowed in some Veterans Affairs clinics WASHINGTON (AP) — Patients treated at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics will be able to use medical marijuana in the 14 states where it’s legal, according to new federal guidelines. The directive from the Veterans Affairs Department in the coming week is intended to clarify current policy that says veterans can be denied pain medication if they use illegal drugs. Veterans groups have complained for years that this could bar veterans from VA benefits if they were caught using medical marijuana. The new guidance does not authorize VA doctors to begin prescribing medical marijuana, which is considered an illegal drug under federal law. But it will now make clear that in the 14 states where state and federal law are in conflict, VA clinics generally will allow the use of medical marijuana for veterans already taking it under other clinicians. “For years, there have been veterans coming back from the Iraq war who needed medical marijuana and had to decide whether they were willing to cut down on their VA medications,” John Targowski, a legal

The new guidance does not authorize VA doctors to begin prescribing medical marijuana, which is considered an illegal drug under federal law. But it will now make clear that in the 14 states where state and federal law are in conflict, VA clinics generally will allow the use of medical marijuana for veterans already taking it under other clinicians. adviser to the group Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access, which worked with the VA on the issue. Targowski in an interview Saturday said that confusion over the government’s policy might have led some veterans to distrust their doctors or avoid the VA system. Dr. Robert A. Petzel, the VA’s undersecretary for health, sent a letter to Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access

this month that spells out the department’s policy. The guidelines will be distributed to the VA’s 900 care facilities around the country in the next week. Petzel makes clear that a VA doctor could reserve the right to modify a veteran’s treatment plan if there were risks of a bad interaction with other drugs. “If a veteran obtains and uses medical marijuana in a manner consistent with state law, testing positive for marijuana would not preclude the veteran from receiving opioids for pain management” in a VA facility, Petzel wrote. “The discretion to prescribe, or not prescribe, opioids in conjunction with medical marijuana, should be determined on clinical grounds.” Fourteen states and the District of Columbia have medical marijuana laws. They are: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. New Jersey also recently passed a medical marijuana law, which is scheduled to be implemented next January.

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Power shift may loom


Smidgen SCHF, MCC stretch their grant money On the same page last week, The Vicksburg Post reported two federal grants totaling about $500,000 for economic development and, in another story, two state grants totaling $43,500 by the Mississippi Arts Commission. A point worth pondering is which will give more bang for the buck, especially in terms of quality of life. The federal grants announced by U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson were almost evenly split between Central Mississippi Planning and Development District and a group called TEAM Inc., in Port Gibson. CMPDD is a well-established regional organization. It provides valuable services to local officials by providing expert guidance in areas

such as industrial recruitment, redistricting and on other topics. Not much is known about TEAM, but the names are familiar as those who frequently seek federal cash in Claiborne County, where poverty and joblessness hold sway and local elected officials have shown little aptitude for effecting change. TEAM says it will buy an abandoned flooring plant with the money and is required to “create” 18 jobs. The MAC money also comes from federal sources, but decisions on how to spend it are not made by politicians. They’re made based on proven program effectiveness. In total, MAC had — for the year — $1.64 million and spread it among 255 applicants, some getting a few hundred dollars.

“Large” awards here were $21,750 each to the Southern Cultural Heritage Center and Port Gibson’s Mississippi Cultural Crossroads. That’s less than $2,000 per month, but look at what the groups do. SCHF contributes greatly to the vibrancy of this city, offering more than 75 cultural and artistic programs and activities annually. Director Annette Kirklin said much of the MAC allocation will assist the River Kids free after-school art program, as well as workshops, lectures and exhibits. SCHF also raises about 10 times the grant allocation from other sources, including private sponsors and admissions fees, memberships and personal donations.

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads is another super-success story. The well-managed program offers a day care art class, after-school art classes, quilting classes, environment reading and summer arts classes, said Tara Wren, director. In other words, the whole goal is to bring people together and to enrich the quality of community life. In the worst of situations, taxpayer-funds grants — often very large ones — disappear into the vapors. But sometimes even a little bit of public money can go a long, long way. The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation and Mississippi Cultural Crossroads prove the latter every day.

Timid approach affirms immigration skepticism It appears that new technology the federal government has provided to Warren County law enforcement officers merely plugs one tiny hole in a very large sieve. Such a timid approach by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement illustrates why so many people are outraged about illegal immigration, why states such as Arizona are passing their own citizenship-check laws and why politicians are having great success wooing voters aroused by the topic.

Sheriff Martin Pace said digital fingerprints taken as detainees are booked into the local jail, already cross-referenced against FBI “wanted” lists, will also now be checked against Homeland Security files on “criminal aliens.” The list of what the system doesn’t do is far longer than what it does. • It doesn’t help officers at traffic stops. Only people being booked will be fingerprinted. • It doesn’t help the Vicksburg Police Department, which has

yet to be connected and lodges most of its detainees in out-ofcounty jails. • It doesn’t trigger an alert on just any illegal alien — one in the country without authorization, who has overstayed a visa or been convicted of lower-tier crimes. It does inform ICE if a detainee (1) has been deported and is back in the country illegally or (2) if the detainee is in Homeland Security records for conviction of a serious crime such as murder, rape, robbery

or burglary. (It seems the FBI database should already contain that information.) ICE reportedly began deploying the system in October 2008 and says about 35,000 people have been snared by the technology who might otherwise have been missed. Compare that to estimates that as many as 14 million people are living in the United States illegally and it’s easy to see why citizens are confident in their belief that Congress doesn’t take the issue of border security seriously.

‘Thin blue line’ suffers another loss Of the many blessings enjoyed by the people of Warren County, professional law enforcement is one we all should recognize. Our gratitude extends wider, to fire, rescue and ambulance personnel who excel and rarely, if ever, disappoint. The thin blue line — the smattering of officers who serve as the barrier between the vast majority of citizens who are honest and the few who have chosen to be criminals — suffered another loss

last week. We join all who mourn the passing of Deputy Sheriff David Lambert, who was recovering from devastating injuries in a June 24 patrol car wreck when his condition suddenly worsened and he died last week. Lambert, who was 38, was the kind of guy you wanted on the streets. His wife, Annette, said her husband prayed at the start of every shift not for his own safety, but that he would perform his duties as God would have

them done. “The Warren County Sheriff’s Department family is devastated by his loss,” said Sheriff Martin Pace. “He was a very professional peace officer, and although he had only been with us for the past 6 months, this department and community will certainly miss him.” It was the second loss of a dedicated law enforcement officer here in 14 months. Deputy Tom Wilson also was killed in a wreck while

responding to a call. Citizens here invest heavily in emergency services. A major portion of the local tax burden is consumed by police, fire, dispatch and ambulance services. In turn, as we have every right to expect, we have a firstresponder community on which we can rely and of which we can be proud. Honor the memory of David Lambert by saying thanks whenever you get a chance.

As Mississippians prepare for the Neshoba County Fair — the traditional launching pad for politicians seeking statewide office — the biggest question is whether Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will join Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and Gulf Coast businessman Dave Dennis in the 2011 GOP gubernatorial primary. But perhaps a better question is whether the Legislature will seek to reaffirm and reassert the constitutional muscle that branch of government enjoys in the 1890 Mississippi Constitution’s “weak governor” system in the post-Haley Barbour era. That question more sharply defines the 2011 governor’s race by raising the issue of what kind of governor Mississippi elects in SID 2011 — a traditional governor or one with the political skills to offset the constitutional advantages afforded the Legislature and particularly the legislative leadership. Before the Barbour administration, Mississippi governors were, with rare exceptions, unable to exact their will on the Legislature as an institution. Former Gov. William Winter’s education reforms and the late former Gov. Kirk Fordice’s “rainy day fund” law that limited state spending to 98 percent of revenues with the other 2 percent earmarked for a “rainy day” fund were rare exceptions. But Barbour has for seven consecutive legislative sessions been able to use his political skills to turn that Mississippi political truism on its head. Barbour has dominated state policy negotiations by being able to essentially control the state Senate and to maintain the ability to at least block Democratic efforts to buck his policies in the House. Legislative redistricting looms during the 2011 legislative session along with qualifying deadlines for statewide elections. There’s a better-than-even chance that state legislators will have to stand for election twice — once in the fall of 2011 in the current districts established after the 2000 Census and again in 2012 in the new legislative districts created after the 2010 Census. That will make it difficult for any new governor to build the type of party discipline and allegiance that Barbour enjoyed. State legislators facing the possibility of back-to-back elections will be in survival mode and dedicated to the proposition of running their own races. Another looming problem for a new governor who wants to emulate Barbour’s dominance of the Capitol is the fact that a contested lieutenant governor’s race and the probability of another divisive speaker’s race in the House will leave some broken political fences that will take time to mend. After the 2011 statewide elections, look for the Legislature as an institution to attempt to reassert its old dominance with a strong House speaker and a strong lieutenant governor. Look for legislative discipline to be reasserted through the committee system. Historically, the Legislature has operated as the strong, dominant policymaker in state government and the governor served in a more ceremonial and opinionmaking role. Winter was adept at going over the heads of the Legislature directly to the people and the business leaders to win his successes. Fordice was effective based on his confrontational style that sometimes buffaloed lawmakers. But Barbour — unlike any governor during my time covering state politics — knew how to count votes in the Legislature and how to keep them counted. Does Mississippi want a “strong” governor like Barbour or a more traditional governor? That’s perhaps a better question than “who’s in?” or “who’s out?” during the Neshoba County Fair speeches this week. •


Sid Salter is Perspective editor of The Clarion-Ledger. Phone him at 601-961-7084 or e-mail ssalter@

Sunday, July 25, 2010

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WEEK IN Vicksburg Highs hovered in the low to mid-90s most of the week as scattered cloud cover provided a smidgen of relief from July norms. Lows were in the 70s each night. Rain fell on two days and was officially measured at slightly more than 2 inches. The Mississippi River had another stable week, starting the period at 31.6 feet on the Vicksburg gauge and ending at 30.5 feet. The forecast was for a reading of 29.8 feet today. A court order to sell Green Acres Memorial Park at public auction was obtained by Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. The order from Chancery Judge Vicki Barnes clears the way to get the private cemetery out of state control since a probe into missing trust funds started 19 months ago. Ladell Butler, Stewart Stevens and Tyree Woodland were among eight locals who headed to the Special Olympics National Games in Nebraska. Music composed by Triumph Church music director Landy Maughon will be part of the event. Members of Mount Heroden Baptist Church honored their 36-year pastor, the Rev. Louis A. Hall Sr., by giving him a permanent appointment. Members said they hope Hall will remain at the historic Clay Street church “another 30 years.” City Front has been a bustling place for a long time according to “finds” by archaeologists who conducted an assessment on the site where a Corps of Engineers interpretive center is being built. Vicksburg Warren School District trustees scheduled four days of meetings with four finalists identified in their superintendent search. All were to follow the same schedule. Each has experience in public school administration. Jonah Masterson and Carlisle Koestler, who may be starting freshman quarterbacks for Porters Chapel and St. Aloysius, got some serious instruction at a camp featuring Archie, Eli and Peyton Manning plus many other college and pro players. Johnny Ray Galey, 54, was charged with arson in the burning of his home at 9960 U.S. 61 South. Authorities said the home was emptied of its contents, which were placed in storage, before the fire. Police said a man paid a $596 misdemeanor fine for shooting and killing a dog reportedly being walked by a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old. Deputy Sheriff David Lambert, who had been seriously injured in a June 24 wreck while responding to a call, died. He was 38. An autopsy showed the cause was a blood clot. A consulting firm will monitor sound in the Vicksburg National Military Park and prepare a report on whether noises detract from visitors’ experiences. Chris Wright was tapped as the new baseball coach for St. Aloysius, which this year won a state championship. In a second sneak theft from a tourist attraction, valuable items were reported taken from the gift shop at the Old Court House Museum. In a similar but not connected incident, a clerk was distracted while cash was taken from the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum weeks ago. Fingerprints of people booked into the Warren County Jail will now be cross-referenced with the Department of Homeland Security’s list of immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes. Warren Central’s Parker Rutherford won the Warren County Junior Championship golf tournament and earned a berth in the overall championship tournament. Contingents of military personnel made their way home after deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. Welcome home ceremonies were held in Vicksburg and in Jackson for the groups. In addition to Deputy David Lambert, deaths during the week included James Edward Smith Sr., Mary Louise Sykes, Lea Ann Hearn, Linda DeGeorge Hazzlerigg, Jean Dowe Smith, Lucy C. Harris Moses, Genevieve Whites Woodman Johnson, Vivian G. Regan, Donald Edward Brewer Sr., Lida Strickland Tickell and Mylauni L’Kali Warner.


It’s safe to predict Barbour will prevail again State elections leading to a new governor are still 15 months away, but it’s not too soon to admit how badly I underestimated Haley Barbour. Because history often repeats itself, I (joined by many newspapering colleagues in Mississippi) predicted the Republican who had been so successful on the national stage would meet his match when he had to deal with the Mississippi Legislature. I’d seen it before. Kirk Fordice, the only Republican to serve as the state’s chief executive during the entire 20th Century, had, to put it succinctly, a commanding personality. But the Legislature slapped him silly. Although Fordice was a fiscal conservative’s fiscal conservative, state programs and spending expanded exponentially during his tenure (1992-2000) as did state employment, which he had pledged to reduce. A toughon-crime social conservative, too, Fordice famously pledged to make Mississippi the “capital of capital punishment,” yet there was not a single execution during his eight years in office. Fordice did score a few wins, most notably coaxing the lawmakers to allocate only 98 percent of each year’s budget estimate. That cushion or “rainy day fund” is saving our bacon this year and, thanks to Barbour who pushed back against lawmakers who wanted to spend it all this year, will make a big difference for the next two years, too. My glaring miscalculation, though, centered on taxes. Incumbent Democrat Ronnie Musgrove was not a bad governor. But the economy soured and Barbour wrapped the looming deficit around the Batesville Democrat’s neck, denying him a second term. Victory meant Barbour took office in the middle of



Doubtless, members of the Legislature who understand how things really work, are salivating at the prospect of getting their mojo back.

a fiscal year where allocations exceeded expected revenue by about $700 million. It had been Musgrove’s problem, but it passed to the new governor. Fordice had also gotten the job in similarly financial times and legislators back then, also starting new fouryear terms, dealt with it by increasing the state’s general sales tax “temporarily” from 6 percent to 7 percent. As might be expected, Fordice vetoed the tax increase, but the House and Senate overrode that veto and, as we all know, the “temporary” increase has now been in effect for 18 years. So it was only natural to believe that lawmakers would bulldoze Barbour in

the same way. That was my prediction, but it was wrong. Not only did lawmakers not pass a tax increase seven years ago during Barbour’s first year, they accepted Barbour’s plan to bring state spending in line with state revenue that year — and every year since. The House has good and well-meaning leaders — including the knowledgeable and persuasive Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson — but even if the House passed a measure the Democratic leadership favored, it went to a Senate where Barbour has been able to get his way time and time again. The years of struggling over tobacco taxes are, perhaps, the best example of

this governor’s skills. At 18 cents, Mississippi’s tax on a pack of cigarettes was among the nation’s lowest — almost amounting to a subsidy. Every year, the House would pass an increase and it would ultimately fail. In one year, in the face of a wellcoordinated effort by doctors and other health advocates who wanted a higher tax as a disincentive to smoking, the House and Senate passed increases. In fact, both chambers passed the increase by margins sufficient to override a veto. Normally, a governor would see that as a slamdunk and acquiesce. But Barbour, in the face of being labeled a tool of the tobacco industry, vetoed the increase nonetheless. And sure enough, three or four senators who had supported the tax a week before suddenly realized they opposed it. After being elected to a second term, Barbour formed a tax study commission. In due course, the commission recommended a tobacco tax increase and Barbour agreed to it — but

on his terms and timetable, not the Legislature’s. This much is clear, objectively, and won’t require an apology in a few years: In Mississippi, the Constitution gives all the cards to the Legislature. Governors make speeches and lead parades. Lawmakers manage the state’s income and decide where to spend the money. That’s the script — or it was the script until Haley Barbour was elected. It remains to be seen — and won’t be known until January 2012 — whether the next governor will have anything close to the political skills Barbour brought to the job. Doubtless, members of the Legislature who understand how things really work, are salivating at the prospect of getting their mojo back. In the meantime, Barbour has one regular legislative session left. So here’s a safer prediction: He’ll get his way. •

Charlie Mitchell is executive editor of The Vicksburg Post. Write to him at Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182, or e-mail

History gives burden of proof to tea party groups WASHINGTON — It is regrettable, and perhaps inevitable, that Barack Obama’s swift political slide should reopen racial controversies that were temporarily closed by his decisive presidential victory. Liberals have a tendency to blame the broad revolt against Obama’s fiscal policies and economic failures on latent racism, particularly in the tea party movement. It is an explanation that avoids, or at least delays, the unpleasant necessity of ideological readjustment. Some conservatives, in turn, seem unwilling to acknowledge that populist conservative movements often have racist and nativist elements — and by this denial seem tolerant of bigotry in their midst. Last week these issues emerged with a cable- and blog-borne vengeance. The NAACP national convention approved a resolution condemning tea party racism. Conservatives charged the NAACP with raw political partisanship. One tea party chapter called for the IRS to reconsider the NAACP’s taxexempt status. A prominent tea party leader, radio talkshow host Mark Williams, responded to the NAACP accusation by promptly confirming it — producing a racist parody that employed just about every stereotype in the Jim Crow repertoire. But beneath this depressing controversy, the facts are more encouraging. The NAACP resolution did not conclude that the tea party movement as a whole is racist; it called upon its leadership to repudiate racist elements. “We don’t think the tea party is racist,” said NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, “but we don’t think they’ve gone far enough yet

either (in condemning racist incidents).” Vice President Joe Biden agreed, characterizing the movement as “very conservative, very different views on government and a whole lot of things. But it is not a racist organization.” Meanwhile, the National Tea Party Federation — representing 61 tea party groups around the country — expelled Williams (and his organization, the Tea Party Express) over the racist blog post. The parody, said National Tea Party Federation spokesman David Webb, was “clearly offensive.” Williams was not repentant — apologizing mainly for using the term “massa” — but his marginalization was swift. To summarize: The president of the NAACP affirmed that the tea party movement is not racist. His organization urged tea party leaders to publicly condemn the movement’s racist elements — which the Tea Party Federation did almost immediately. These developments are small but significant signs of sanity. In the long, tense months until the November congressional elections, a little sanity will be needed. It will be easy for left and right to play the sign-and-clip game — calling massive attention to a single hateful poster at a rally or a single disturbing video loop. There is a serious danger when evidence of ideological aggression is both easily falsified and universally distributed. And even when these images turn out to be real, they generally do not justify sweeping accusations. In making its case against tea party racism, the NAACP produced seven photographs of offensive posters at tea party rallies — a pretty thin indictment. At the same



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time, Fox News obsessively played video showing two members of the New Black Panthers wearing military gear outside a Philadelphia polling station in 2008, one carrying a nightstick. Voter intimidation is a serious thing and a federal crime. But two men engaged revolutionary political theater do not a conspiracy make. These reactions are disproportionate across the political spectrum — and disproportionate for obvious reasons. Some are seeking ratings, hits, supporters and attention by stoking

racial fires. And too many Americans are searching for excuses to justify their rage. This is irresponsible precisely because racial conflict is America’s deepest wound, still poorly healed. Why are some African-Americans suspicious of large, predominately white, conservative populist movements? Well, let’s see. Perhaps because they have suffered provocations throughout American history that make the complaints of Boston’s original tea party movement seem trivial in comparison. Perhaps because the Constitu-

tional Convention itself was a conspiracy against their rights. Perhaps because great historical wrongs are still comparatively recent. The last African-American born into slavery died only 40 or 50 years ago. The last African-American born into segregation will not die for another 50 or 60 years. Conservatives, of all people, should understand that history does not die quickly; it lingers in a shallow, restless sleep. No one, including the NAACP, should pick at historical scabs for his or her own benefit. But given our history, the tea party movement has a positive duty to assure African-Americans that it is the second coming of Barry Goldwater, not of George Wallace. The expulsion of Mark Williams is a start. •

Michael Gerson writes for the Washington Post Writers Group. E-mail reaches him at michaelgerson@


Sunday, July 25, 2010

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Parade, Matthias Roeingh, known by the name Dr. Motte, blasted the planning for the event, saying “one single entrance through a tunnel lends itself to disaster. I am

very sad.” City officials chose not to evacuate the site, fearing it might spark more panic, and many people continued partying, unaware of the deaths.

Emergency workers had trouble getting to the victims, hampered by the huge crowds. The area was a hectic scene, with bodies lying on the ground and people milling around or attending to them. Rescue workers carried away the injured as techno music thundered in the background. Local media reported that the cell phone system in Duisburg broke down temporarily and frantic parents trying to reach their children instead drove to the scene to look for them. However, most streets downtown were blocked by police and the highways leading to the city were jammed. Several media outlets also reported that rescue helicopters had problems taking away the heavily injured because of not enough landing space. Authorities believe the panic might have first been sparked

outside the tunnel when some revelers tried to jump over a barrier and fell, said Wolfgang Rabe, the head of the crisis unit set up by Duisburg city authorities. Police commissioner Juergen Kieskemper said that just before the stampede occurred, police closed off the area where the parade was being held because it was already overcrowded. They told revelers over loudspeakers to turn around and walk back in the other direction before the panic broke out, he said. It was the worst accident of its kind since nine people were crushed to death and 43 more were injured at a rock festival in Roskilde, Denmark, in 2000. That fatal accident occurred when a huge crowd pushed forward during a Pearl Jam gig. The Love Parade was once an institution in Berlin, but has been held in the Ruhr region since 2007.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

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Zealous parenting might have hurt Cali When brother Dan’s knee snapped — the second time — he described it as “hearing a pop, then feeling like my knee was jelly and dropping to the floor of the racquetball court.” He could easily relay that information to the doctor. He could tell the doc where it hurt, the sound he heard, the knowledge of what happened because it was the same as the first time it happened. Imagine your child hearing that same pop and the jelly feeling, but this child does not have critical thinking skills. This child cannot speak or point to what is making her limp or the circumstances involved in the injury. Parental instincts, hopefully, would kick in. As it did when Cali the Dog — all dog lovers refer to their pets as children, so I will as well — tore her anterior cruciate ligament, or at least the canine version of such ligament. I like to say she was dunking a basketball, or chasing rabbits, but frankly I have no idea how it happened. One day she showed up limp. I took her to the vet, and I certainly regret it. Holes were drilled in her lower and upper leg and two pieces of plastic binding that resembled heavy-test fishing line were strung through the holes and tightened to act as an ACL. Months passed with little recovery. The dog held that leg up, and as the left hind leg got stronger, the worked-on leg got smaller and weaker. The ties had reached the surface of the knee and with each step, a small jagged piece of line would irritate the skin. Eleven days ago, the ties were removed and she returned to the condition of limping pre-surgery. Monday, on a walk through the neighborhood, her foot started to touch the ground. With each step, the leg muscles flexed and the foot that was limp for months flattened out on the ground. She started walking, albeit with a waddle much like her dad’s. Dogs are members of the family. They ride in the car and sit on the couch. It is so easy to forget that they are not of us, they are of the animal world. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks reminds people almost daily if they see an injured animal to leave it be, let nature take its course. It seems nature is taking its course with Cali. Maybe the surgery actually made it worse and caused her more pain over the last year. I’d love to know if being an over-concerned parent actually caused the “child” more harm. I ask her repeatedly, but I get the same answer as to the question of what happened to her knee in the first place — a wagging tail and toothy grin. •

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Diane Jordan, part of the Pieceful Quilters, places one of the group’s creations on a bed at Haven House.

Quilters donate craft to abuse victims By Pamela Hitchins The comforts of home can be hard to come by for women fleeing abusive relationships. The Pieceful Quilters — a group of Vicksburg women who love to sew — would like to help. Over the last year, the group has made at least 60 lap quilts along with pillow cases, tote bags and other quilted items which they give to women and children who turn to Haven House for shelter. Last week, the quilters delivered 22 twin-sized bed quilts to Haven House to brighten rooms and provide a touch of home. Haven House is a source of housing and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and offers crisis-intervention services that include counseling, child care, court advocacy and safety planning. Women with and without children have been helped, and men as well, said director Scotty Kiihnl, though men are provided with different housing options. One of the women who has turned to the local agency for help is a quilter herself, and understands the time and effort involved. “You have to love it to do it,” said the woman, whose identity is not revealed for her protection. “It’s a real nice service. It makes it feel like home and gives us a little sense of normalcy.” The woman has made quilts all her life, both by hand and by machine, and said the children who stay at Haven House love having their own “blankie.” “My son wrapped himself up in his,”

YAZOO CITY — Three months after a monster tornado plowed nearly 150 miles through Mississippi, survivors are rebuilding homes and businesses, and officials say most of the debris has been cleared. In one of the hardest hit areas of Yazoo City, many businesses damaged in the April 24 storm were repaired and reopened. Contractors installed new power lines this past week, and volunteers from an Iowa church group helped repair houses. Angie Cotten Rhoads was once again cutting hair and offering indoor tanning at Just My Style, a salon just off U.S. Highway 49 in Yazoo City — the place she huddled with eight other adults and nine children as the midday tornado ripped off the roof and exploded the windows. Rhoads, a single mother with three teenage girls, said she’s living in a camper in the driveway of her log cabin and is plenty miffed about dealing with government bureaucracy. “This late in the game, a lot of people are tired. They’re just tired,” Rhoads said during a cigarette break See Debris, Page A11.

One of the Pieceful Quilters’ quilts said another woman. “It is comforting to have,” said a third. “You can tell that it really has a lot of love and care in it.” Each child who stays at Haven House gets one of the smaller lap quilts to keep. “She likes to take it and put it over her head,” one of the women said of her toddler daughter. “She doesn’t want me to take it away and wash it.” The Pieceful Quilters were organized by Diane Jordan, a Vicksburg woman who understands what the women of Haven House are up against. “I went through some difficult times in a previous relationship and had nowhere to turn,” Jordan said. After learning about Haven House, Jordan said she was intrigued. “I asked a lot of questions about it, and I wanted to

do something to help.” Jordan called some friends and the women began meeting once a month for quilting sessions, “show and tell” of patchwork pieces they’d done at home and a shared meal. Each does piecing and sewing between meetings, as well. “Some, we make them just by piecing without even using a pattern,” said Mary Holman, a member along with her daughter, Allyson Harrison. Often a quilt top can be put together in just a few hours, while others take longer. Then a backing material is added, batting placed in between, and Jordan quilts the three layers together on a special long-arm machine. A lot of the fabric is donated, Jordan See Quilts, Page A11.

Flipped on Zollinger’s Greg Shorter of Shorter’s Towing attaches chains to the bottom of a Ford Explorer found flipped Saturday on Zollinger’s Street. Vicksburg police officer Markeetia Braxton said that by the time cops arrived, the driver had left the scene, the keys were still in the vehicle’s ignition and the radio was still playing. The accident was under investigation, Braxton said, and the driver had not been located. david jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Lee official accuses state Dems’ leader of extortion By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — A school superintendent says in a lawsuit that Mississippi Democratic Party chairman Jamie Franks tried to commit extortion by pressuring the superintendent to resign over an affair with Franks’ wife. Mike Scott was elected Lee County superintendent in 2007 as a Democrat. Scott, who is married, said in the suit filed Friday in Lee County Circuit Court that he “succumbed to human weakness and engaged in a voluntary sexual relationship” with Alisa Franks, who’s an employee of the school district. Scott said, however, that he didn’t break up the Franks’ marriage because Alisa Franks was determined to leave the marriage regardless of his actions. Jamie and Alisa Franks divorced in June. On July 1, Jamie Franks filed notice with the Lee County School Board that he planned to file a $500,000 alienation of affection lawsuit against the district, the board and Scott over an “illicit” relationship between the superintendent and his then-wife. Franks said he discovered the relationship on April 19. Scott said in his own lawsuit Friday that members of the Lee County Democratic Executive Committee, including county party chairman Eric Hampton, threatened to publicly reveal information about the relationship unless See Lee, Page A8.


Sunday, July 25, 2010


A view from the top Historic photos taken in and around Vicksburg are featured on Sundays in The Vicksburg Post. Many of the photos are from the J. Mack Moore Collection at the Old Court House Museum. Though not all photos were taken by Mr. Moore, they are part of the collection given

Two boys from the Jeff Davis community, Mickey Williams and Jimmy Jones, play a game of checkers at the community center in the mid-1950s under the watchful

to the museum by longtime Vicksburg Post managing editor Charles J. Faulk. Appropriate photos from the public will also be accepted and published. To submit a photo, contact Karen Gamble at 636-4545.

eye of two older men, Pete Hullum, left, and Joe Scott. Charlie Faulk took the photo, which is from the Old Court House Museum collection.

Fire damages room in North Washington home A fire Saturday night damaged a home on North Washington Street. About 7:30, Vicksburg firefighters responded to 3325 N. Washington St. and extinguished the flames within 10 minutes, said battalion chief Craig Danczyk. “It appears to be accidental in nature,” said Danczyk. “Fortunately, the whole building wasn’t damaged.” Danczyk said the flames were contained to one room, and no injuries were reported. Details on the homeowner or the number of people in

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the home at the time of the fire were not available.

City man held on two charges A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail Saturday evening charged with possession of burglary tools and malicious mischief, records showed. Steven J. Moore, 26, was arrested at 7 p.m. Friday by Warren County sheriff’s deputies at his home at 101

Wayne Drive. Moore was held without bond pending an initial court appearance.

Two held in jail on court sanctions Two Vicksburg people were in the Warren County Jail Saturday evening on unrelated drug court sanctions, records showed. Hugh Myles, 46, 104 South Drive, and Jamie Chaloux, 32, 4936 Warriors Trail, were held without bond.

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Continued from Page A7. he resigned. Scott has said he won’t resign as superintendent. Alisa Franks is the elementary curriculum coordinator and is directly supervised by Scott. Scott is seeking a jury trial and wants a court declaration that he’s not liable for alienation of affection, said his attorney Jim Waide. The suit also asks the court to declare that Jamie Franks and Hampton are liable for extortion, malicious interference with employment, defamation and negligence. Jamie Franks — a former state House member who was the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in 2007 — said Friday he has not filed his alienation of affection lawsuit. State law allows the district 90 days to respond to the initial notice, then Franks could wait another year to file the suit. Waide said the superintendent didn’t want to let the issues linger. “We wanted to get it resolved, and we also believe the things Jamie has done are much more serious and cause much more damage,” Waide said. Jamie Franks said Friday that he had not read the lawsuit Scott filed against him and Hampton. “It just appears to me, like we say, a good defense is a good offense,” said Jamie Franks, who’s an attorney. “Mr. Scott was exposed for what he’s done.” Jamie Franks referred questions to his attorney, Jason Herring, who issued a news release. “In the retaliatory lawsuit filed by Mr. Scott against Mr. Franks and others, he admits his ongoing sexual relationship with Mr. Franks’ then spouse,” Herring said. “As such, this matter simply boils down to Mr. Scott having an affair with Mr. Franks’ then-wife at the expense of Lee County taxpayers and then suing him when Mr. Scott’s wrongful conduct was disclosed.” Scott said he didn’t use taxpayer money in his relationship with Alisa Franks.


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Floods close interstate, wreck dam CHICAGO (AP) — Standing water on Chicago-area expressways turned what should have been an easy Saturday morning drive into a soggy, snarled mess after heavy rains across the Midwest closed roads, stranded residents and punched a hole through an Iowa dam. In Chicago, officials say more than 7 inches of rain fell early Saturday, inundating the sewer system and overwhelming waterways. Water covered portions of several Chicago interstates and the commuter train tracks that run along them, leading crews to divert traffic and call in bus shuttles. Portions of Interstate 290 west of downtown were closed for several hours. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and other officials urged residents to call for help if they need it. “Our goal is to get the city back to normal as quickly as possible,” Daley said Saturday. West of Chicago in suburban Westchester, crews in boats were searching for people who were stranded in their flooded homes or trapped in cars under viaducts.

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Water from the Maquoketa River gushes out of the Delhi, Iowa, Dam on Saturday.


In eastern Iowa, the Lake Delhi dam failed as rising floodwater from the Maquoketa River ate a 30-foot-wide hole in the earthen dam, causing water to drop 45 feet to the river below and threatening the small town of Hopkinton. Lake Delhi was created in the 1920s by damming the Maquoketa River. The resort area now has about 700 cabins and homes.

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Areas below and above the dam had been evacuated after heavy rain has pushed the river to 23.92 feet — more than 2 feet above its previous record of 21.66 feet in 2004. Jack Klaus, a spokesman with the Delaware County emergency management office, said warning sirens sounded in Hopkinton as water began to surround homes Saturday afternoon.

“There’s going to be significant losses of property there,” Klaus said. Donna Dubberke, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Davenport, said areas below the dam will see an initial crest in the river caused by the dam’s failure followed by a secondary crest as the high water above the dam made its way downstream.

Eastern U.S. cooks in 100-degree heat wave TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Another wave of oppressive heat clamped down on a broad swath of Eastern states on Saturday, with temperatures in the high 90s and 100s and residents scrambling for shade or just staying indoors. In the Mid-Atlantic, already the locus for brutal temperatures several times in July, weather experts warned of the dangerous conditions and residents resigned themselves to coping with the discomfort. “Oh, it’s disgusting. It’s already really hot,” meteorologist Heather Sheffield of the National Weather Service said of morning temperatures in Washington, D.C. One possible weatherrelated death was reported in Maryland, where paramedics said the high temperatures



With the heat and humidity combining for a possible heat index of over 110 degrees, the weather service issued an excessive heat warning for the first time this year for an area stretching from south of Washington to north of Baltimore, along the Interstate 95 corridor. and humidity likely played a role in the death of a 20-yearold man who was biking, went into cardiac arrest and hit his head on a tree as he fell. With the heat and humidity combining for a possible heat index of over 110 degrees, the weather service issued an excessive heat warning for the first time this year for an area stretching from south of Washington to north of Baltimore, along the Interstate 95 corridor. By midday Saturday, a wide band from lower New England to the Deep South

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As temperatures soared toward 100 degrees in New Jersey, Harry Oliver was trying to make sense of it all as he waited to get sandwiches inside a Toms River convenience store. “When I complain about the heat and humidity, my wife reminds me that I was begging for this type of weather when I was shoveling all that snow this past winter,” the 47-yearold Lakehurst resident said. “Now I’m looking forward to the snow again.” North Carolina that is pushing hot, humid air into the region, Kline said. Not much relief was in the forecast today. Highs were to reach the low- to mid-90s, but heat indices should be slightly lower — in the high 90s, possibly as high as 101 in cities.




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Boehner, R-Ohio, countered that Republicans have better solutions. “The fact is that Washington Democrats’ policies have created uncertainty that has undermined our economy, shaken the confidence of the nation and cost millions of American jobs,” he said. “Our nation needs leadership, not excuses.” In the Republican’s weekly address, Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., promised a fight against a tax increase he said is coming next year. Tax cuts enacted under Republican President George W. Bush are set to expire in January. Partly because of voter concern over the rising federal budget deficit, Democrats are undecided over whether to extend those cuts. “The American people know we can’t tax and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy,” Pence said. “House Republicans opposed the Democrats’ failed stimulus bill, their national energy tax, their government takeover of health care and House Republicans will oppose this tax increase.”


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Continued from Page A1. siana Welcome Center at Mound is expected to last through November. To MDOT officials, it’s just another item on a $354.5 million list of highway enhancements and others under contract and funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — including 11 other rest stops and welcome centers in the state. “We will be replacing all the plants in all the beds except for the more established ones,” MDOT Central District Engineer Kevin Magee said. “The contract time has been configured to avoid the “summer rush” of visitors from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the center’s busiest time of year. It will also allow us to replace the plants during their dormant time of year, giving us our best opportunity for plant survivability. We are going to work with the contractor to try to minimize the actual closure of the welcome center. In any case, it should

be open by March 2011.” The walkway leading to the river overlook connects to the parking lot and may be subject to closure, judging from plans to close the entire parking lot. Magee couldn’t address the specific issue of pedestrian access from the welcome center to Louisiana Circle and Navy Circle, but theorized the contractor “will barricade just enough to do what we need to do.” Hearty plants like the crape myrtle and other small shrubs are mainstays of public right-of-way beautification and “do well in the South,” said Mary Nell McMaster of the Green Hills Garden Club. Still, the thought of closing a vital source of information for tourists for six months of landscaping while is a headscratcher. “It’s the silliest thing I’ve ever heard,” McMaster said, adding the money spent on the landscaping could be better spent moving the Blue Star marker “to a more

prominent location.” “It’s a grand welcome center. People are coming and going all the time and are interested in the Mississippi River bridges.” Stimulus-funded parking lot expansions began last fall at rest stops and welcome centers along Interstate 55 in Pike, Copiah, Holmes and Pearl River counties — with all three still closed to traffic until at least . Similarly, the traveling public will have to find other places to take pictures of Vicksburg’s riverfront and use restroom facilities once crews begin turning the flower beds in Vicksburg. “We do have a beautiful scenic area that people usually like to come and take pictures,” center supervisor Elmerree Bradley said. “But, this time, it’s no access.” Absent the usual pit stop to tend to children and animals, visitors fresh off the highway could stream into neighboring eateries, hotels and casinos. Brochures of tourist sites

and maps of Vicksburg are available from Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau staff, housed in a pair of buildings at Old Highway 27 and Clay Street. The welcome center’s closure shouldn’t result in a “significant impact” to VCVB’s promotional efforts, VCVB executive director Bill Seratt said. Materials for tourists also are offered at Ameristar Casino, which stands to absorb some traffic from trucks and RVs into its parking lot and garage. The casino plans to provide a “friendly, clean and convenient first welcome to Vicksburg for eastbound travelers on Interstate 20,” said public relations manager Bess Averett. The welcome center routinely ranks second-most visited locale in Vicksburg, of a handful of sites that report the statistics to the VCVB. About 6,000 fewer people visited the center from January through June compared to the same period in 2009,



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but the facility routinely has 50,000 or more people stop by during the summer months. “This is our snowbird season, with seniors coming and looking at the river,” Bradley said. MDOT owns the buildings housing the state’s 14 welcome centers, but the Mississippi Development Authority’s Division of Tourism operates them and employs people to distribute information on area tourist attractions. Vicksburg’s welcome center opened in 1980 and was last renovated in 2005 to upgrade fixtures in the restrooms, replace cabinets and retouch paint in select spots — a task that about 10 months. A decision on where the Vicksburg facility’s 10 employees will be housed while work continues is expected within weeks, MDA tourism spokesman Jennifer Spann said.

“We’re going to be playing a cat-and-mouse game for the remainder of the hurricane season,” Allen said. Jane Lubchenco, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said waves near the well head could reach eight feet by Saturday evening. She said no significant storm surge was expected along the coast, and that the wave action could actually help dissipate oil in the water, spreading out the surface slick and breaking up tar balls. “I think the bottom line is it’s better than it might have been,” Lubchenco said. It could be Monday before BP resumes drilling on the relief well and Wednesday before they finish installing steel casing to fortify the relief shaft, Allen said. By Friday, workers could start blasting in heavy mud

and cement from the top of the well, which could kill it right away. BP will still finish drilling the relief tunnel — which could take a week — to pump in more mud and cement from nearly two miles under the sea floor. Before the cap was attached and closed a week ago, the broken well spewed 94 million to 184 million gallons into the Gulf after the BPleased Deepwater Horizon rig exploded April 20, killing 11 workers. The plug is so far beneath the ocean surface, scientists say even a severe storm shouldn’t damage it. “There’s almost no chance it’ll have any impact on the well head or the cap because it’s right around 5,000 feet deep and even the largest waves won’t get down that far,” said Don Van Nieuwenhuise, director of professional geoscience programs at the University of Houston.

Funding for Haven House is provided by federal, state and local sources, and Haven House is a member agency of the United Way and accredited by the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Case manager and children’s services director Georgia Grodowitz said

Haven House benefits immeasurably from groups like the Pieceful Quilters. “What does help is a community that provides services these women need to keep them from going back to abusive situations, and Vicksburg has that,” Grodowitz said. “This is a community that is so supportive.”

The Pieceful Quilters auctioned off a king-size quilt last year and raised about $1,500 for Haven House. “Every one of these quilts is totally different,” said Jordan. One — a red, white, and blue “community quilt” — contains blocks made by each member of the group, which also includes Marilyn

Daggett, Dianne Cameron, Linda Stevenson, Lillie Plummer and Patty Watts. “There’s not a lot of people who really know what we’re going through,” said one woman at the shelter. “When you think nobody’s there, to realize someone actually is, it means a lot.”

before cutting a man’s hair. She said has more than $60,000 of damage to her home and is appealing a $2,400 repair payment she received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The spring tornado bumped down in Louisiana before skipping across the Mississippi River. Once it was in Mississippi, it bulldozed homes near Eagle Lake in Warren County, slammed into

Yazoo City and cut a swath of destruction through churches, homes and businesses in several counties as it moved through the central and northern parts of the state. The system pushed into Alabama, spawning more tornadoes. The National Weather Service said the tornado was 1.75 miles wide in some places in Mississippi — a record for the state. It killed four people in Yazoo County, one in Holmes

County and five in Choctaw County. Two people were killed in Alabama. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has cleared nearly 69.1 million tons of tornado debris from five

counties. Greg Flynn, a spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, said FEMA awarded nearly $3.3 million in individual assistance. Flynn said 849

applications for the aid were submitted. The Small Business Administration made nearly $2.4 million in loans, most of it for home repairs, Flynn said.

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True Vine Baptist Church of New Orleans. He had also been part of the Zulu Club and the Elks Fidelity Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Solomon Warrick and Alberta Baxter; and a brother, Matthew Warrick. He is survived by his wife, Martha Bass Warrick of Vicksburg; a son, Winfred G. Warrick of New York; three sisters, Ida Farria, Elaine Steward and Ruby L. Brown, all of New Orleans; other relatives; and members of the Amos, Bass, Steward and Farria families. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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Jerald Warrick Jerald Warrick died Friday, July 23, 2010, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 73. Mr. Warrick, a former New Orleans resident, had worked for more than 30 years in the Orleans Parish School System as a high school teacher and counselor. He was a Korean War veteran and a member of

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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 Monday-wednesday Chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the mid-90s; lows in the mid-70s

Monday-wednesday Chance of showers; highs in the mid-90s; lows in the lower 70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 92º Low/past 24 hours............... 74º Average temperature......... 83º Normal this date................... 82º Record low..............66º in 1984 Record high............99º in 1952 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..............4.33 inches Total/year.............. 24.24 inches Normal/month......2.77 inches Normal/year........ 32.76 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Monday: A.M. Active............................ 5:47 A.M. Most active...............11:58 P.M. Active............................. 6:09 P.M. Most active...................N/A Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:05 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:05 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:13

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 30.1 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.0 | Change: 0.0 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 13.6 | Change: 0.4 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 12.2 | Change: 0.3 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.6 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.7 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................77.6 River....................................77.4

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Bodies toll in Mexico rises to 51 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Investigators said Saturday they have found 51 corpses in two days of digging in a field near a trash dump outside the northern city of Monterrey, as excavations continued at one of the largest clandestine body dumping grounds in Mexico’s bloody drug war. The attorney general of Nuevo Leon state, where Monterrey is located, said the victims included 48 men and 3 women. There so many bodies that authorities were using refrigerated trucks to hold them, Alejandro Garza y Garza told local television. Investigators are still struggling to identify the remains but suspect drug traffickers are involved. “The majority of these bodies have tattoos of different types that could give us an indication about whether they belonged to one group or another and, among other things, determine whether they were linked to organized crime,” Garza y Garza said. He said investigators were nearing the end of their search. “We have practically covered all the area where we think there might be this sort of thing,” Garza y Garza said. “In general terms, we are wrapping it up.” A state government spokesman said the bodies have been found both whole and in parts, with some buried in pits and others on or near the surface. The spokesman, who was not authorized to be quoted by name, said an anonymous phone tip led authorities to the site on Thursday. Photos showed charred spots on the ground — suggesting some bodies may have been partially burned.


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2 U.S. Navy members missing in Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two U.S. Navy service members disappeared in a dangerous area of eastern Afghanistan, prompting a massive air and ground search and appeals on local radio stations for their safe return, NATO and Afghan officials said Saturday. The two left their compound in the Afghan capital, Kabul, in a vehicle Friday afternoon, but never returned, NATO said in a statement. Vehicles and helicopters were dispatched to search for the two, who might have been killed or captured by the Taliban in Charkh district of southern Logar province — about a two-hour drive south of Kabul, said district chief Samer Gul. Elsewhere, five U.S. troops died in separate bombings in the south, setting July on course to become the deadliest month of the nearly 9-year war for Americans. Rising casualties are eroding support for the war even as President Barack Obama has sent thousands of reinforcements to try to turn back the Taliban.

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U.S. Army soldiers with the 1-320th Alpha Battery, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, look toward insurgent territory during a firefight in the volatile Arghandab Valley of Kandahar on Saturday. A NATO official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of search operations, confirmed the two were Navy personnel, but would not identify their unit to avoid jeopardizing search operations. The official said it was unclear what

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SPORTS Sunday, July 25, 2010 • SE C TION B PUZZLES B11

Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

Big comeback propels Braves mlb

By The Associated Press

Headed to the Hall Dawson, Herzog headline HOF Class of 2010/B4


YOUTH BASEBALL Governor’s Cup July 30-Aug. 1 at Halls Ferry Park


Warren Co. Championship July 31-Aug. 1 at Clear Creek Golf Course


Noon FSN - The Atlanta Braves will leave Miami with their NL East lead intact, no matter what happens today, but they can win the series against the Marlins with a victory in today’s finale.


Vicksburg resident won his third tournament this week, the Randy Watkins Junior Invitational, by winning a one-hole playoff Saturday at Patrick Farms. Rutherford won the 14-15-year-olds’ title.


Kiffin angers Fisher with coaching move

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Add Titans coach Jeff Fisher to the list of people Lane Kiffin has ticked off in Tennessee. Kiffin hired Titans assistant coach Kennedy Pola on Saturday to be his offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Southern Cal, irking Fisher by failing to follow the usual protocol in courting another team’s assistant. Fisher told the Tennessean newspaper that Kiffin hadn’t made the customary contact to tell the NFL team he was interested in Pola, a former USC player and assistant coach who joined the Titans after last season ended. The move also left the Titans without a running backs coach one week before training camp opens. “... I am very disappointed in the lack of professionalism on behalf of Lane, to call me and leave me a voice mail after Kennedy had informed me he had taken the job. It is just a lack of professionalism.” Kiffin infamously bolted from the University of Tennessee in January after 14 months to take the job at USC, leaving an angry mob in Knoxville.


La. Pick 3: 6-4-0 La. Pick 4: 4-4-9-3 Easy 5: 1-2-20-27-37 La. Lotto: 5-6-9-18-31-39 Powerball: 20-30-38-46-59 Powerball: 27; Power play: 2 Weekly results: B2

MIAMI — The Atlanta Braves enjoyed their best inning of the season by taking advantage of the Florida Marlins’ mistakes, including the fat pitch Brooks Conrad hit for a grand slam. Conrad’s second pinch-hit grand slam of the year put the Braves ahead in an eightrun eighth inning, and they rallied past hapless Florida 10-5 Saturday night. Six of the runs were unearned because of two errors by third baseman Jorge Cantu. “Like they say in baseball, after the errors come the base hits,” said Atlanta’s Alex Gonzalez, who reached on one of Cantu’s misplays. “Against this team, you can’t make a mistake. Somebody is going to pay. That’s what happened tonight.” Nine of the first 10 batters reached in the eighth, and the Braves scored off all three Florida pitchers — Taylor Tankersley, Jhan Marinez and Burke Baden-

hop. Conrad homered on Badenhop’s sinker down the middle with one out to put the Braves ahead 9-5. “Stuff like that you can’t really expect,” Conrad said. “It’s just going up there and trying to get a ball off the ground. I got a great pitch to hit and put a pretty good swing on it.” Eight runs in an inning were a season high for Atlanta, and the most allowed by Florida. But even by the standards of the NL East-leading Braves, the comeback was a rarity. They improved to 4-33 when trailing after seven innings. Dan Uggla homered and drove in three runs for the Marlins, and Mike Stanton also homered. Anibal Sanchez left ahead 5-2 after six innings, but the bullpen acouldn’t protect the lead. “That’s a game we should have won, and we gave it away,” said Tankersley, a former Warren Central star.

The associated press

Atlanta Braves starter Kris Medlen delivers in the third inning Saturday against the Florida Marlins. The Braves scored eight runs in the eighth inning to win 10-5.

A-Rod still stuck with 599 home runs By The Associated Press NEW YORK — The last thing that Kyle Davies wanted to do was allow another milestone home run to Alex Rodriguez. That’s why the Kansas City pitcher could smile while standing in front of his locker on Saturday, despite giving up two homers to Mark Teixeira and another to Jorge Posada. After all, he kept Rodriguez in the park and pitched the Royals to a 7-4 win over the New York Yankees. “It’s almost like I learned from before,” said Davies, who gave up A-Rod’s 500th

M-Braves-Smokies game rained out From staff reports

On B4 • Dawson, Herzog set to enter Hall of Fame • Major league roundup home run and wasn’t about to let him hit No. 600. “I just tried to make the best pitches I could.” Rodriguez finished 1-for-4 and stayed on 599 home runs. “The fans have been so great. Everyone wants it so badly here at home,” A-Rod said. “But I have to stay within myself, hit it the other way, try to stay comfortable.”

The associated press

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez leans back from an inside pitch Saturday against Kansas City.

Johnson eyeing history

Busch takes checkers in Nationwide race By The Associated Press

By The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson played it safe in Saturday’s Brickyard 400 qualifying. Today, he’s planning to be back in his regular post-race spot in Indy — Victory Lane. The first Cup driver to win four straight series titles is trying to become the sixth member of Indy’s revered four-time winner’s club and the first American to win three straight races on the famed 2.5-mile oval. “It doesn’t change my mindset going into the race,” Johnson said after qualifying second with a lap of 182.142 mph. “I’m very thankful for the opportunity, but I’m still going to go to bed tonight and do everything I can like I would on a normal weekend to make sure my car is right and run the race the same way tomorrow. I can’t change what I’m doing much.” Why would he? Johnson already has five wins this season, matching

The Mississippi Braves will have to wait at least one more day to snap their losing streak. Saturday’s game between the M-Braves and Tennessee Smokies was postponed by rain. It was rescheduled as the first half of a doubleheader today at 4 p.m. at Trustmark Park. The second of two seven-inning games will be played immediately afterward. The M-Braves have lost four in a row, including the first two games of this series.

The associated press

Jimmie Johnson sits in his car during practice for the Brickyard 400 on Friday. Johnson will start second in today’s race, and is trying for his fourth Brickyard victory.

nascar Denny Hamlin for the most in the series. Johnson also is third in points as he tries for an unprecedented fifth straight title. If things go well today, Johnson will join a list that includes some of racing’s biggest names — A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Rick Mears, Jeff Gordon and Michael Schumacher. Schumacher, the seven-time Formula One champ from Germany, is the only driver with five Indy wins, four of which came from 2003-2006 though one was in a six-car field. Indianapolis fans have

On TV Noon ESPN Sprint Cup, Brickyard 400


Brickyard 400 lineup/B2 Montoya takes pole/B5 Sagging attendance a concern at Indy/B5 already seen this scenario play out once this year. In May, three-time Indy winner Helio Castroneves won the pole but failed to win a record-tying fourth Indy 500, losing to Scotland’s See Brickyard, Page B5.

CLERMONT, Ind. — Kyle Busch held off Carl Edwards in a two-lap sprint to the finish to win the NASCAR Nationwide race at O’Reilly Raceway Park on Saturday night. Busch used a perfectly timed restart to keep a hardcharging Edwards at bay and pick up his eighth win of the season and fifth in his last six starts. Edwards, who was docked 60 points and fined $25,000 for taking out series points leader Brad Keselowski at the end of last week’s race in St. Louis, kept things clean this time. He used a late gamble to take on tires to roar through the field but didn’t have quite enough to track down Busch. Aric Almirola finished third, followed by pole-sitter Trevor Bayne and Reed Sorenson. Keselowski faded late to finish eighth. A week after their run-in forced NASCAR officials to step in, saying they each crossed the line, Keselowski and Edwards were on their best behavior at the crowded 0.686-mile oval.

The rivals found themselves running within a couple car lengths of each other for a long stretch at the Kyle beginning of Busch the race and again on a late restart. This time each driver gave the other a wide berth. All of that happened in Busch’s rearview mirror. He led 144 laps, dominating at times before using a little moxie to fend off Edwards, who had fresher tires after making a late pit stop. Busch appeared to be in the clear before Joe Nemechek hit the wall with less than 10 laps remaining. The caution set up a green/white/ checkered finish, with Busch opting to take the outside lane on the restart. While Edwards hung back, Busch took off. He quickly drew clear to take command. Edwards rallied to get on Busch’s rear quarterpanel coming out of Turn 4, but unlike last week, he opted not to dump Busch into the wall.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

on tv


AUTO RACING 11 a.m. Fox - Formula One, Grand Prix of Germany (tape) Noon ESPN - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Brickyard 400, at Indianapolis 4 p.m. Versus - IRL, Honda IndyEdmonton, at Edmonton, Alberta 6 p.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, Mile-High Nationals, final eliminations, at Morrison, Colo. (tape) CYCLING 6:30 a.m. Versus - Tour de France, final stage Noon CBS - Tour de France, final stage (tape) GOLF 6:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Scandinavian Masters 11 a.m. ESPN2 - Senior British Open Championship Noon TGC - LPGA, Evian Masters, final round (tape) 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, Canadian Open 6 p.m. TGC - Nationwide Tour, Children’s Hospital Invitational (tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon FSN - Atlanta at Florida 12:30 p.m. TBS - Colorado at Philadelphia 7 p.m. ESPN - St. Louis at Chicago Cubs SOFTBALL 4 p.m. ESPN2 - World Cup, women’s, Canada vs. U.S. TENNIS 2 p.m. ESPN2 - Atlanta Championships, men’s championship




from staff & AP reports

Youth baseball Venom stays alive at World Series Brooks Boolos went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and John Austin Burris had two hits as the Vicksburg Venom stayed alive in the USSSA Global Sports World Series with a 5-0 victory over Maumelle, Ark. on Saturday. The Venom eliminated Maumelle in the losers’ bracket game and stayed alive to play today in the White Division championship game against either the Oklahoma Cubs or Cherokee Baseball Academy at 12:30 p.m. in Cordova, Tenn. Taft Nesmith pitched five shutout innings against Maumelle, allowing two hits and two walks. The Venom fell into the elimination game with an 8-5 loss to Cherokee, Missouri’s 12-year-olds’ state champions, earlier Saturday.

Auto racing IRL puts struggling Duno on probation EDMONTON, Alberta — The IRL has placed struggling driver Milka Duno on probation for the rest of the year for failing to consistently meet minimal performance standards. Series officials say Duno needs to show “immediate and substantial improvement to her driving” by the end of the season. Officials cited her inability to be competitive and her on-track decision making as reasons for the decision. The 38-year-old Venezuelan driver has been pulled by track officials from two races this year, including last week in Toronto, for driving so slowly she was deemed a hazard. She’s also received sharp criticism from other drivers frustrated by her tactics. Duno is last among full-time drivers in points and has failed to crack the top 20 in any race.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 25 1941 — Lefty Grove of the Boston Red Sox wins his 300th and last game, beating the Cleveland Indians 10-6. 1999 — Lance Armstrong wins the Tour de France, just three years after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer that spread to his brain and lungs. Armstrong becomes the second American to win cycling’s showcase race. 2004 — Lance Armstrong rides into history, winning a record sixth Tour de France and cementing his place as one of the greatest athletes of all time. 2007 — Michael Rasmussen, the leader of the Tour de France, is removed from the race by his Rabobank team after winning the 16th stage. Rasmussen is sent home for violating the team’s internal rules. The Danish cyclist missed random drug tests May 8 and June 28, saying he was in Mexico.

American League East Division

W New York.......................61 Tampa Bay....................58 Boston...........................55 Toronto..........................49 Baltimore.......................31

L 35 38 42 48 66

Pct GB .635 — .604 3 .567 6 1/2 .505 12 1/2 .320 30 1/2

Central Division

W Chicago.........................53 Minnesota......................52 Detroit............................50 Kansas City...................42 Cleveland.......................41

L 43 46 45 55 56

Pct GB .552 — .531 2 .526 2 1/2 .433 11 1/2 .423 12 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................57 41 .582 — Los Angeles..................52 48 .520 6 Oakland.........................49 48 .505 7 1/2 Seattle...........................37 60 .381 19 1/2 Friday’s Late Games Cleveland 3, Tampa Bay 1, 7 innings Chicago White Sox 5, Oakland 1 Boston 2, Seattle 1 Saturday’s Games Kansas City 7, N.Y. Yankees 4 Oakland 10, Chicago White Sox 2 Minnesota 7, Baltimore 2 Tampa Bay 6, Cleveland 3 Toronto 3, Detroit 2 L.A. Angels 6, Texas 2 Boston at Seattle, (n) Today’s Games Kansas City (O’Sullivan 1-0) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 11-3), 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (W.Davis 7-9) at Cleveland (Masterson 3-8), 12:05 p.m. Toronto (Cecil 8-5) at Detroit (Galarraga 3-3), 12:05 p.m., 1st game Minnesota (Slowey 8-5) at Baltimore (Arrieta 3-2), 12:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox (D.Hudson 1-0) at Oakland (Braden 4-7), 3:05 p.m. Boston (Matsuzaka 7-3) at Seattle (Fister 3-6), 3:10 p.m. Toronto (Litsch 1-4) at Detroit (Bonderman 5-6), 5:05 p.m., 2nd game L.A. Angels (T.Bell 1-1) at Texas (Tom.Hunter 7-0), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Boston at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

National League East Division

W Atlanta...........................57 Philadelphia...................51 New York.......................50 Florida............................48 Washington....................42

L 40 46 48 49 56

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................55 St. Louis........................54 Milwaukee......................46 Chicago.........................45 Houston.........................39 Pittsburgh......................34

L 44 44 53 53 58 63

Pct GB .588 — .526 6 .510 7 1/2 .495 9 .429 15 1/2 Pct .556 .551 .465 .459 .402 .351

GB — 1/2 9 9 1/2 15 20

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................57 39 .594 — San Francisco...............55 43 .561 3 Los Angeles..................52 46 .531 6 Colorado........................51 46 .526 6 1/2 Arizona..........................37 61 .378 21 Friday’s Late Games San Francisco 7, Arizona 4 N.Y. Mets 6, L.A. Dodgers 1 Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 6, St. Louis 5 Philadelphia 10, Colorado 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, N.Y. Mets 2, 13 innings Cincinnati 7, Houston 0 San Diego 9, Pittsburgh 2 Atlanta 10, Florida 5 Milwaukee 4, Washington 3 San Francisco 10, Arizona 4 Today’s Games Atlanta (Jurrjens 3-3) at Florida (Volstad 4-8), 12:10 p.m. Colorado (Francis 3-3) at Philadelphia (Happ 1-0), 12:35 p.m. San Diego (LeBlanc 4-8) at Pittsburgh (B.Lincoln 1-3), 12:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 7-1) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 7-11), 1:05 p.m. Washington (Detwiler 0-0) at Milwaukee (Bush 4-8), 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 6-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 9-5), 3:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 10-4) at Arizona (Enright 2-2), 3:10 p.m. St. Louis (C.Carpenter 11-3) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 8-7), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Colorado at Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Houston, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Florida at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.


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G Hamilton Tex................... 94 MiCabrera Det................. 92 Morneau Min................... 81 ABeltre Bos..................... 93 Cano NYY....................... 95 DelmYoung Min............... 91

AB 376 347 296 357 372 320

R 65 69 53 48 67 42

H 133 121 102 120 123 104

Pct. .354 .349 .345 .336 .331 .325

The Vicksburg Post

DeJesus KC.................... 91 352 46 112 .318 Butler KC......................... 96 365 46 115 .315 ISuzuki Sea..................... 97 398 36 125 .314 Crawford TB.................... 92 358 71 112 .313 HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 26; MiCabrera, Detroit, 24; Hamilton, Texas, 23; Konerko, Chicago, 21; CPena, Tampa Bay, 21. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 86; ARodriguez, New York, 78; Guerrero, Texas, 76; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 73; Hamilton, Texas, 71; Teixeira, New York, 69; JBautista, Toronto, 66; Cano, New York, 66; Konerko, Chicago, 66; Quentin, Chicago, 66. RUNS—Teixeira, New York, 73; Youkilis, Boston, 72; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 71; MiCabrera, Detroit, 69; Cano, New York, 67; Jeter, New York, 67. HITS—Hamilton, Texas, 133; ISuzuki, Seattle, 125; Cano, New York, 123; MiCabrera, Detroit, 121; ABeltre, Boston, 120; MYoung, Texas, 120; Butler, Kansas City, 115. DOUBLES—MiCabrera, Detroit, 32; Markakis, Baltimore, 32; Hamilton, Texas, 31; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 30; Mauer, Minnesota, 29. TRIPLES—Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; Span, Minnesota, 7; Pennington, Oakland, 6; Podsednik, Kansas City, 6. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 35; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 33; RDavis, Oakland, 29; Podsednik, Kansas City, 29; Gardner, New York, 26; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 26; Figgins, Seattle, 25. PITCHING (Wins)—Sabathia, New York, 13-3; Price, Tampa Bay, 13-5; Verlander, Detroit, 12-5; Pavano, Minnesota, 12-6; Pettitte, New York, 11-2; PHughes, New York, 11-3; Lester, Boston, 11-4. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 147; FHernandez, Seattle, 142; Liriano, Minnesota, 133; Lester, Boston, 130; Verlander, Detroit, 124; Morrow, Toronto, 119; Sabathia, New York, 119. SAVES—NFeliz, Texas, 27; Soria, Kansas City, 27; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 25; Papelbon, Boston, 22; Gregg, Toronto, 22; Jenks, Chicago, 20; ABailey, Oakland, 20; Valverde, Detroit, 20; MRivera, New York, 20; Rauch, Minnesota, 20.


G AB R H Pct. Furcal LAD...................... 68 281 55 92 .327 Prado Atl......................... 96 414 71 133 .321 Polanco Phi..................... 70 297 46 95 .320 Votto Cin......................... 92 339 67 106 .313 Byrd ChC......................... 96 360 54 112 .311 AHuff SF.......................... 95 343 61 106 .309 Holliday StL..................... 95 359 56 110 .306 GSanchez Fla................. 92 347 47 106 .305 Pagan NYM..................... 90 338 49 103 .305 CGonzalez Col................ 85 352 58 107 .304 HOME RUNS—Votto, Cincinnati, 25; Fielder, Milwaukee, 24; ADunn, Washington, 23; Reynolds, Arizona, 23; Hart, Milwaukee, 22; Howard, Philadelphia, 22; Pujols, St. Louis, 22. RBI—Howard, Philadelphia, 78; Hart, Milwaukee, 70; Pujols, St. Louis, 69; DWright, New York, 68; Votto, Cincinnati, 67; Loney, Los Angeles, 65. RUNS—Prado, Atlanta, 71; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 70; Votto, Cincinnati, 67; Weeks, Milwaukee, 67; Howard, Philadelphia, 63; Uggla, Florida, 62. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 133; Howard, Philadelphia, 116; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 115; Byrd, Chicago, 112; Loney, Los Angeles, 112; Braun, Milwaukee, 111; Holliday, St. Louis, 110; Weeks, Milw., 110. DOUBLES—Werth, Philadelphia, 31; Torres, San Francisco, 30; Byrd, Chicago, 28; Prado, Atlanta, 28; ADunn, Washington, 27; Loney, Los Angeles, 26; DWright, New York, 26. TRIPLES—Victorino, Philadelphia, 8; SDrew, Arizona, 7; Fowler, Colorado, 7; Bay, New York, 6; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 6; Pagan, New York, 6; JosReyes, New York, 6. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 29; Morgan, Washington, 24; Pagan, New York, 22; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 21; CYoung, Arizona, 21; HRamirez, Florida, 20; JosReyes, New York, 20. PITCHING (Wins)—Jimenez, Colorado, 15-2; Wainwright, St. Louis, 14-5; CCarpenter, St. Louis, 11-3; Latos, San Diego, 11-4; Halladay, Philadelphia, 11-8; 8 tied at 10. STRIKEOUTS—Haren, Arizona, 141; JoJohnson, Florida, 141; Halladay, Philadelphia, 140; Lincecum, San Francisco, 138; Wainwright, St. Louis, 136; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 135; Dempster, Chicago, 130. SAVES—HBell, San Diego, 28; BrWilson, San Francisco, 28; FCordero, Cincinnati, 27; Capps, Washington, 24; Nunez, Florida, 23; Wagner, Atlanta, 22; Lindstrom, Houston, 22.

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W x-Tennessee (Cubs)......16 Carolina (Reds).............15 Huntsville (Brewers)......15 Chattanooga (Dodgers).13 West Tenn (Mariners)...13

L 12 14 14 16 16

Pct. .571 .517 .517 .448 .448

GB — 1 1/2 1 1/2 3 1/2 3 1/2

South Division

W L Pct. GB Mobile (Diamondbacks).17 12 .586 — x-Jacksonville (Marlins).16 13 .552 1 Montgomery (Rays).......16 13 .552 1 Mississippi (Braves)...14 14 .500 2 1/2 Birm. (White Sox)..........9 20 .310 8 x-clinched first half ——— Saturday’s Games Huntsville 5, Jacksonville 2 Montgomery 6, Carolina 5 West Tenn 4, Birmingham 3 Mobile 6, Chattanooga 2 Tennessee at Mississippi, ppd., rain Today’s Games Mobile at Chattanooga, 1:15 p.m. Carolina at Montgomery, 2:05 p.m. Birmingham at West Tenn, 2:05 p.m. Huntsville at Jacksonville, 2:05 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi, 4:05 p.m., 1st game Tennessee at Mississippi, 6:35 p.m., 2nd game Monday’s Games Birmingham at West Tenn, 12:05 p.m. Huntsville at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Mobile at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Carolina at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m.

college football 2010 schedules

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

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

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4........................... Memphis.....................TBA 9........................... Auburn *.6:30 p.m. ESPN 18......................... at LSU *.....................TBA 25........................ Georgia *.....................TBA

Oct. 2....................... Alcorn State.....................TBA Oct. 9.......................... at Houston.....................TBA Oct. 16....................... at Florida *.....................TBA Oct. 23.................................. UAB.....................TBA Oct. 30........................ Kentucky *.....................TBA Nov. 13................... at Alabama *.....................TBA Nov. 20....................... Arkansas *.....................TBA Nov. 27................... at Ole Miss *.....................TBA *Southeastern Conference game

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

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

Mississippi Valley State Sept. 4............. *at Alabama State................. 7 p.m. Sept. 11.. at South Carolina State.....................TBA Sept. 18.......... *c-vs. Alcorn State................. 5 p.m. Sept. 25............ *at Jackson State................. 6 p.m. Oct. 2.....................*g-Prairie View................. 1 p.m. Oct. 9........................ *at Southern............ 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23......................*g-Grambling................. 1 p.m. Oct. 30........... *at Texas Southern................. 2 p.m. Nov. 6...............*at Ark.-Pine Bluff............ 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13..............*g-Alabama A&M................. 1 p.m. *Southwestern Athletic Conference game c-at Chicago g-at Greenville

LSU Sept. 4............... a-North Carolina.........7 p.m. ABC Sept. 11...................... Vanderbilt*.....................TBA Sept. 18......... Mississippi State *................. 7 p.m. Sept. 25.................. West Virginia................. 7 p.m. Oct. 2........................ Tennessee*.....................TBA Oct. 9........................... at Florida*.....................TBA Oct. 16.................... McNeese St.................. 7 p.m. Oct. 23........................ at Auburn*.....................TBA Nov. 6............................ Alabama*.....................TBA Nov. 13...................... UL-Monroe................. 7 p.m. Nov. 20......................... Ole Miss*................. 7 p.m. Nov. 27................... w-Arkansas *................. 7 p.m. a-at Atlanta, Chick Fil-A Kickoff w-at Little Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium) *Southeastern Conference game

prep football 2010 Schedules St. Aloysius

Aug. 20....................... Pelahatchie............ 7:30 Aug. 27........ at Tallulah Academy............ 7:30 Sept. 3 ............Greenville-St. Joe............ 7:30 Sept. 10.......... at Madison-St. Joe............ 7:30 Sept. 17...............................OPEN Sept. 24..............*at Bogue Chitto............ 7:30 Oct. 1.................................*Dexter................. 7 Oct. 8................................. *Salem................. 7 Oct. 15..........................*Cathedral................. 7 Oct. 22...................... *at Mt. Olive................. 7 Oct. 29.................... *West Lincoln................. 7 Nov. 5.................... *at Sebastopol................. 7 *Division 4-1A game

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Vicksburg Aug. 20........................... #Gulfport................. 8 Aug. 27................................OPEN Sept. 3 ................ Richwood (La.)............ 7:30 Sept. Tylertown............ 7:30 Sept. 17........ at Lawrence County............ 7:30 Sept. 24......................... *Grenada............ 7:30 Oct. 1.......... *at Northwest Rankin................. 7 Oct. 8........................... *Greenville................. 7 Oct. 15.......... *at Madison Central................. 7 Oct. 22.............................. *Murrah................. 7 Oct. 29.................*Warren Central................. 7 Nov. 5...........................*at Clinton................. 7 *Division 2-6A game #Red Carpet Bowl at Vicksburg

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Warren Central Aug. 20................#Ocean Springs................. 6 Aug. 27......... at Lawrence County............ 7:30 Sept. 3........................ Hattiesburg............ 7:30 Sept. 10............................Natchez............ 7:30 Sept. 17...............................OPEN Sept. 24...........*Northwest Rankin............ 7:30 Oct. 1.......................*at Greenville................. 7 Oct. 8.................*Madison Central................. 7 Oct. 15..........................*at Murrah................. 7 Oct. 22.............................. *Clinton................. 7 Oct. 29..................... *at Vicksburg................. 7 Nov. 5........................ *at Grenada................. 7 *Division 2-6A game #Red Carpet Bowl at Vicksburg

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Porters Chapel Aug. 20.............Tallulah Academy............ 7:30 Aug. Prairie View............ 7:30 Sept. 3 ..............River Oaks (La.)............ 7:30 Sept. 10.. *at University Christian............ 7:30 Sept. 17........ at Trinity Episcopal............ 7:30 Sept. 24............ Prentiss Christian............ 7:30 Oct. 1................ *Russell Christian................. 7 Oct. Tri-County................. 7 Oct. 15............................Riverfield................. 7 Oct. 22............... at Central Hinds . .............. 7 Oct. 29....... *at Newton Academy................. 7 *District 5-A game

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nascar Sprint Cup Brickyard 400 Lineup

After Saturday qualifying; race today At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, Ind. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 182.278. 2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 182.142. 3. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 181.803. 4. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 181.748. 5. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 181.741. 6. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 181.517. 7. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 181.353. 8. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 181.251. 9. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 181.21. 10. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 181.156. 11. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 180.883. 12. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 180.73. 13. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 180.571. 14. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 180.426. 15. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 180.382. 16. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 180.357. 17. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 180.26. 18. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 180.249. 19. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 180.22. 20. (71) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 180.213. 21. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 180.155. 22. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 180.047. 23. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 179.845. 24. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 179.791. 25. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 179.591. 26. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 179.497. 27. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 178.962.

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(6) David Ragan, Ford, 178.916. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 178.891. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 178.884. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 178.845. (83) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 178.838. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 178.834. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 178.781. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 178.621. (09) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 178.377. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 178.341. (37) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 178.013. (64) Todd Bodine, Toyota, 177.89. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 177.578. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, Owner Points. (34) Kevin Conway, Ford, Owner Points. (32) Jacques Villeneuve, Toyota, 177.466.

Sprint Cup standings

Through July 10 1. Kevin Harvick.............................................. 2,745 2. Jeff Gordon................................................. 2,642 3. Jimmie Johnson.......................................... 2,557 4. Denny Hamlin............................................. 2,542 5. Kurt Busch.................................................. 2,524 6. Kyle Busch.................................................. 2,488 7. Jeff Burton.................................................. 2,465 8. Matt Kenseth............................................... 2,446 9. Tony Stewart............................................... 2,389 10. Carl Edwards............................................ 2,345 11. Greg Biffle................................................. 2,292 12. Clint Bowyer.............................................. 2,286 13. Dale Earnhardt Jr..................................... 2,271 14. Mark Martin............................................... 2,249 15. David Reutimann...................................... 2,190 16. Ryan Newman.......................................... 2,187 17. Kasey Kahne............................................. 2,166 18. Jamie McMurray....................................... 2,105 19. Joey Logano............................................. 2,103 20. Martin Truex Jr......................................... 2,060 ———

Nationwide Series Kroger 200 Results

Saturday At O’Reilly Raceway Park at Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. Lap length: .686 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. Kyle Busch, Toyota, 201 laps, 149.7 rating, 195 points. 2. Carl Edwards, Ford, 201, 107.1, 170. 3. Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 201, 119.7, 170. 4. Trevor Bayne, Toyota, 201, 123.5, 165. 5. Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 201, 101.2, 155. 6. Brendan Gaughan, Toyota, 201, 94.6, 150. 7. Justin Allgaier, Dodge, 201, 104.9, 146. 8. Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 201, 109.1, 147. 9. Paul Menard, Ford, 201, 107.1, 138. 10. Steve Wallace, Toyota, 201, 94.5, 134. 11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 201, 91.6, 130. 12. Colin Braun, Ford, 201, 87.8, 127. 13. Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 201, 77.9, 124. 14. Shelby Howard, Chevrolet, 201, 81.9, 121. 15. Robert Richardson Jr., Chevy, 201, 69.1, 118. 16. Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 201, 78.9, 115. 17. Brian Scott, Toyota, 201, 73.1, 112. 18. Tony Raines, Chevrolet, 201, 64.5, 109. 19. Michael Annett, Toyota, 201, 81, 106. 20. Michael McDowell, Dodge, 201, 54.4, 103. 21. David Starr, Chevrolet, 201, 69, 100. 22. Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 201, 54.8, 97. 23. Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, 201, 63.7, 94. 24. Joe Nemechek, Chevrolet, 201, 67.2, 91. 25. Johnny Sauter, Ford, 201, 66.3, 88. 26. Eric McClure, Ford, 199, 45.6, 85. 27. Kevin Hamlin, Ford, 166, 48.3, 82. 28. Ron Hornaday Jr., accident, 162, 98.4, 79. 29. J.C. Stout, Chevrolet, accident, 158, 40.6, 76. 30. Jason Leffler, Toyota, 139, 41, 73. 31. Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, engine, 137, 38, 70. 32. Jason Keller, Chevy, accident, 127, 61.5, 67. 33. Kevin Swindell, Ford, accident, 127, 69.8, 64. 34. Brian Keselowski, overheating, 126, 48, 61. 35. Kenny Wallace, Chevy, electrical, 91, 48.7, 58. 36. Derrick Griffin, Toyota, accident, 74, 39.4, 55. 37. Chase Miller, Chevrolet, brakes, 26, 39.1, 52. 38. Danny O’Quinn Jr., overheating, 22, 40.4, 49. 39. Mark Green, overheating, 11, 32.9, 46. 40. Jeff Green, Chevy, handling, 10, 36.2, 43. 41. Chris Lawson, handling, 10, 28.8, 40. 42. Johnny Chapman, transmission, 8, 30.4, 37. 43. Dennis Setzer, Dodge, brakes, 7, 27.5, 34. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 80.727 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 42 minutes, 29 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.198 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 36 laps. Lead Changes: 7 among 4 drivers. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Busch, 4 times for 144 laps; T.Bayne, 2 times for 55 laps; A.Almirola, 1 time for 1 lap; Bra. Keselowski, 1 time for 1 lap.

Nationwide Series standings 1. Brad Keselowski......................................... 2. Carl Edwards.............................................. 3. Justin Allgaier............................................. 4. Kyle Busch.................................................. 5. Paul Menard............................................... 6. Kevin Harvick.............................................. 7. Steve Wallace............................................. 8. Brendan Gaughan...................................... 9. Trevor Bayne.............................................. 10. Jason Leffler.............................................

3,189 2,984 2,691 2,681 2,505 2,434 2,338 2,277 2,205 2,161

transactions BASEBALL

American League

OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Placed RHP Ben Sheets on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Cedrick Bowers from Sacramento (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS—Placed C Matt Treanor on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Taylor Teagarden from Frisco (Texas).

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES—Activated RHP Taylor Buchholz from the 60-day DL. Optioned RHP Jhoulys Chacin to Colorado Springs (PCL). Transferred INF Eric Young Jr. from the 15-day to 60-day DL.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-2-5 La. Pick 4: 9-6-2-1 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-6-4 La. Pick 4: 4-0-3-5 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-0-6 La. Pick 4: 0-5-4-9 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-3-7 La. Pick 4: 8-5-8-6 Easy 5: 2-4-6-16-28 La. Lotto: 1-4-11-15-26-30 Powerball: 16-22-30-51-58 Powerball: 25; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-4-4 La. Pick 4: 0-5-4-3 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-8-2 La. Pick 4: 7-5-5-1 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-4-0 La. Pick 4: 4-4-9-3 Easy 5: 1-2-20-27-37 La. Lotto: 5-6-9-18-31-39 Powerball: 20-30-38-46-59 Powerball: 27; Power play: 2

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

Childress ventures into the world of Favre EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Brad Childress sat forward in his chair and, in his scratchy, out-of-key baritone, started an old Rodgers and Hammerstein show tune. “Getting to know you. Getting to know all about you,” Childress sang, the melody barely detectable. This was the Vikings coach’s unique explanation of his first season with Brett Favre, the behind-the-scenes back-andforth that helped frame the man behind the helmet and all those NFL records. “I don’t profess to be a Favreistorian or anything like that,” Childress said. The education hasn’t stopped for Childress, who recently returned from his second visit this year to Favre’s home in Mississippi. Childress didn’t return to Minnesota with a better idea about his starting quarterback for the season, he said, but he did bring back an even stronger understanding of Favre’s way of life and his way of thinking. “The deep south is different, and he’d be the first to tell you that,” Childress said on Friday afternoon in an interview with The Associated Press at team headquarters. The coach recalled his drive to Hattiesburg from New Orleans, bewildered by all the bugs hitting his windshield. “I felt like it was raining,” Childress said. “He goes, ’That’s the deep south, Brad.”’ Recovering from left ankle surgery and working out with the local high schoolers, Favre has yet to declare his intention for 2010. Childress said the situation was “all quiet,” a week before training camp starts. Continuing to speak in uncertainties about Favre’s return, seen around the football world as a foregone conclusion, Childress said the time spent with Favre has given him more clarity about the 40-year-old’s thought process related to continuing his career. He also said those conversations and observations

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The final event in the OnTarget Junior Golf Series, the Vicksburg-Jackson Junior Cup, is scheduled for Thursday at Clear Creek Golf Course and Friday at Vicksburg Country Club. The event will pit junior golfers from Jackson and Vicksburg against each other in a team competition, with awards for both team and individual play. The entry fee is $30 and is good for both days. For information or to register call Kathy Hester at 601529-9007 or Stuart Conway at 601-636-8692.

Co-ed softball registration

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre throws a pass to a member of the Oak

nfl will help grow their relationship should Favre decide to play a 20th season. Childress downplayed the sideline clash over Favre’s safety they had during a December game at Carolina while the Vikings’ offense was struggling. He said the time it took to learn each other’s idiosyncrasies was natural. “Yeah, we banged heads. Like once,” Childress said. “You could say I knew him from the outside and I knew his body of work, but I probably didn’t know the wiring that was involved with that. Safe to say he didn’t know how

Grove High School football team earlier this month.

I was wired.” The Vikings have a lot of other good players and a lot of other intriguing storylines, but none of them captivate quite such as Favre. Though the coach was relaxed as can be at the office, wearing sandals, shorts and a purple polo on the verge of his last quiet summer weekend, Favre is clearly on his mind. Twice, Childress was asked about his own lingering feelings from the NFC championship game loss to the Saints, and in both answers he found a way to work in a couple of comments about Favre. Childress also said there’s no rift between him and run-

ning back Adrian Peterson, who missed the mandatory minicamp last month to attend a hometown festival in his honor in Texas. “We’re both men. It wasn’t earth-shattering. It wasn’t the end of the world by any stretch of the imagination,” Childress said. Will it be the end of the world if Favre doesn’t come back? The always placid coach wouldn’t acknowledge any anxiety about it. “He knows that nothing’s promised,” Childress said. “He can say he’s coming back and pull a calf the first day, and he can’t get over it. ... He knows how fragile this thing is.”

any workouts when he agreed to terms of a five-year contract even before getting to San Antonio. He signed it after he arrived for the NFL’s longest full-squad camp this year. “I’m going to use the phrase, not on time, before time,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Friday while commending Bryant and his agent, Eugene Parker, for getting the deal done. “They both knew that this thing was important to set a tone, set an impression. ... Boy, that’s a good sign.” Another impressive cue came Saturday with his early

arrival on the field. Bryant acknowledged the growing crowd with a wave and then ran a variety of routes long before Tony Romo and the rest of the Cowboys came out of the locker room. Dallas is the first team to have its full squad on the field, and no other teams are scheduled to have that until Wednesday. The Cowboys play their preseason opener in two weeks as part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend. Bryant ran plays primarily with the second-team offense during drills Saturday. The

Cowboys also plan to use him to return punts. There are some who even think that by the end of training camp Bryant could be pushing underachieving Roy Williams for the starting job opposite Pro Bowl receiver Miles Austin. “That bridge was crossed when we drafted Dez, and will be crossed as this season unfolds,” Jones said. “But there’s been a lot of time spent by this coaching staff, relative to Roy and his abilities and the best use of what his skills are to be productive for us.”

Follow the bouncing watermelons to a wreck I was headed back home last week from a funeral over in the hills of east-central Mississippi, not in any particular hurry, but I came up behind a couple of slower moving cars just as one of those big logging trucks began passing in the fast lane. I slowed down coming up behind the new-looking SUV, which was behind an older pickup with one of those camper shells over the bed. We had hit the bottom of one of those low valleys on the separated four-lane highway, and as the logging truck hit the uphill grade, it predictably slowed some, keeping those of us in the right lane pinned behind the older pickup, which now began laboring on the uphill grade itself. As it changed viewing angles, I saw that it was filled to the top of that camper shell — from which the back gate had been removed — with watermelons. Not the great big melons, but the smaller, rounder, basketball-sized fruits that I remembered from my youth. Uncle Ebenezer Spriggs, who lived up the west turnrow from Uncle Sam and Aunt Rose’s house, used to raise watermelons that size. They were thin-skinned and yellow-

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Bryant makes good impression with Dallas SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Dez Bryant was more than on time for the start of the Dallas Cowboys training camp. The firstround pick was the first player on the field Saturday. Wearing the No. 88 jersey assigned to him right after being drafted, Bryant emerged from the Alamodome tunnel about 45 minutes before the start of the Cowboys’ first workout. The receiver from Oklahoma State then caught passes from undrafted rookie quarterback Matt Nichols. Bryant had alleviated any concern about him missing


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meated, just as sweet as could be. Uncle Eb kept a couple in the icebox for us kids, and we’d sit on his porch to eat melon and spit seeds while he regaled us with stories of his adventures driving an ambulance in World War I. Sometimes we’d raid his patch for a couple of melons before heading to the Mammy Grudge for our summer afternoon skinny-dippin’ sessions, and shove the fruits down into one of the cold springs that fed the Mammy Grudge back then. After we’d worn ourselves out swimming, we’d dig the cold watermelons out of the springs, wash the mud off, then sit on the bank nekkid eating them. They were so thin-skinned that we didn’t need a knife to cut them: you just shoved your face into one side and chewed. But if you did take a knife to them, you saved the rind for Momma to make watermelon-rind preserves out of — pickles, actually.

Anyhoo, that was my mindset as we tooled up the hill behind that old pickup. Then we hit some patching on our side of the concrete highway, and we all bounced a couple of times. I have an old pickup, too, and when I hit a bump the tailgate will sometimes pop open and drop down. So did this’un. The logging truck was still in the left lane, so neither the following SUV nor myself, nor the car behind me, had much place to go, except that the shoulder was wide and graveled, and I’m plenty used to driving on gravel roads. So when those watermelons came rolling out of that pickup, I pre-empted the SUV by cutting right onto the shoulder and stomping it, to get out of the way quickly. Obviously the pickup driver had felt the tailgate drop, and he was stopping too, right in the middle of his lane. The SUV had been following a little closely, but that driver had lots of help in braking, because as I sped by, the front of that vehicle was hoodhigh with smushed, squished, watermelons. I recall wondering why the exposed meat was red instead of yellow, like Uncle Eb’s had been. Although the melons were

basketball-sized-and-shaped, they did not bounce whatsoever. The SUV should have been equipped with a cowcatcher or a bulldozer, because it was cartoon-like pushing a pile of watermelons in front of it. The SUV did get stopped before hitting the pickup, which was considerably lighter now. The car that had been behind me was shoving up melon-meat too, but was slowing in plenty of time, then cutting over left behind the speeding log truck to clear the lane. A glance in my rearview mirror showed no vehicles had topped the hill behind us, so we’d luckily avoided any crashes, except with watermelons. Having funeral clothes on, I didn’t fool with stopping once I pulled back onto the concrete. Both the pickup and the SUV had now pulled onto the shoulder as well, I noted. Any approaching vehicles could surely see from a mile away the red-green pile at the bottom of the hill and avoid that; or, stop to get some melons.

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

Registration for the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department’s co-ed softball league will begin Monday and continue until Aug. 23. The registration fee is $175 per team, plus $5 for each non-city resident and $10 for each non-county resident. Non-county residents must be from Claiborne, Sharkey or Issaquena counties only. Registration forms are available at the Parks and Rec office on Army-Navy Drive. A mandatory coaches meeting will be held Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec office. For information, call 601-634-4514.

YMCA soccer registration open Registration is open for the Vicksburg YMCA’s Little Kickers Soccer program. The league is open to children ages 4-6, and the registration deadline is Aug. 21. Games will be played on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 24. Parents can register their children at the Purks YMCA from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Registration fee is $40 for YMCA members and $60 for nonmembers. For information, call 601-638-1071.

VHS, WC football tickets on sale Monday Tickets for Vicksburg High and Warren Central football games will go on sale to past season ticketholders on Monday at the Vicksburg Warren School District athletic offices on Mission 66. Reserved seats will go on sale to the public on Aug. 16. Season tickets for the five home games at each school are $25 if purchased before the first game, and reserved seat tickets are $6 per game or $30 for the season. Gator and Viking “A” club

memberships will also go on sale Monday. “A” club membership cards are good for admission to all scheduled sporting events within the Vicksburg Warren School District except the Red Carpet football and basketball events, state playoff games and out-of-town events. For information, call the athletic department at 601631-2822.

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

VSO fall soccer registration Registration is open for the Vicksburg Soccer Assocation’s fall season. Registration forms are available at Just Duett Sports, the Sports Center, or www.vsosoccer. org. Registration is open to players ages 3-18 and ends Aug. 14. For information, e-mail

Warren County Golf Championship The Warren County Golf Championship for players ages 18 and up will be held at Clear Creek Golf Course from July 31-Aug. 1. Entry fee is $110. There will be a separate shootout for the top 12 players from last year’s men’s championship on Friday, and the entry fee for that event is an additional $20. The format of the main tournament is individual stroke play for 36 holes, flighted after the first round with the top three flights playing from the championship tees on Sunday. Senior men ages 60 and over will play from the gold tees in the senior division, while the ladies division will tee off from the red tees. The entry fee includes two rounds of golf and cart, practice round green fee, lunch and beverages each day and flight prizes from pro shop. Players must be a resident of Warren County. For information, call 601-638-9395.


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Sunday, July 25, 2010

In the company of legends

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Reds blast Oswalt in his bid for record By The Associated Press

The associated press

Fans visit a display of Andre Dawson memorabilia at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Saturday. Dawson, who starred for the Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs in a 21-year major league career, will be inducted to

the Hall today along with former St. Louis Cardinals manager Whitey Herzog, below, broadcaster Jon Miller, umpire Doug Harvey and sports writer Bill Madden.

Hawk, Herzog set for induction to HOF COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Andre Dawson stared almost in awe as he watched a brief video biography of his playing career, brushing away tears as familiar faces spoke in admiration of the intense man most still call “Hawk.” “When I think back, there are so many things that flash through my mind,” Dawson said. “How did I ever pull it off? I can only say, ’Wow!’ “ Indeed. Despite 12 knee surgeries, Dawson was an All-Star eight times and managed to become just one of three major league players to hit 400 homers and steal more than 300 bases (Willie Mays and Barry Bonds are the others). For that and so much more, Dawson will be inducted today into the Baseball Hall of Fame, part of a class that includes former manager Whitey Herzog, umpire Doug Harvey, broadcaster Jon Miller and sports writer Bill Madden. The ceremony also will honor a musician for the first time. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty will sing his classic song “Centerfield”, which he wrote 25 years ago and has been played at the start of induction Sunday for more than a decade. Now 56, Dawson is the 203rd player elected to the Hall of Fame, making it on the ninth try. Many wondered why it took so long. An 11th-round draft pick by the Montreal Expos in 1975, Dawson quickly made it to the big club in September 1976. The following year, Dawson was tabbed by manager Dick Williams as the club’s starting center fielder and immediately excelled in his new role, hitting 19 homers, driving in 65 runs, and stealing 21 bases to capture National League Rookie of the Year honors. In 1981, Dawson helped lead Montreal to the NL playoffs for the first time and batted .300 in a five-game victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the division series. Dawson’s best chance at making the World

mlb On TV 12:30 p.m. MLB Network Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Series was then halted by the Dodgers, who took the NLCS in five games. In just over a decade playing center field on the punishing artificial turf in old Olympic Stadium, Dawson’s knees took a beating. They needed to be drained regularly because of swelling, and he decided it was time for a change when he was asked to take a pay cut. “I was a free agent and I didn’t really know what was going to happen,” Dawson said. “The decision that my agent and I made was there really isn’t going to be offers from teams and we’re just going to have to make an offer that won’t be turned down. We felt the only way a team would listen was if we just gave them a contract and let them fill in the blanks.” Chicago Cubs general manager Dallas Green was willing to do that and ended up pulling off one of the great deals

in modern baseball. When Dawson offered him a blank one-year deal, Green filled in the numbers: $500,000 for the season, an extra $150,000 if he stayed off the disabled list before the All-Star break, and another $50,000 for making the All-Star team. That was even less than Montreal had offered, but Dawson felt it was “more about pride and principle” and accepted. He responded by hitting 49 home runs, driving in 137 runs, and winning a Gold Glove at his new position — right field on the soft natural grass of Wrigley Field. Dawson beat Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith for MVP honors that year to become the first member of a last-place team to win the award and also led the NL in total bases with a career-high 353. On his Hall of Fame plaque Dawson will be wearing an Expos cap after initially hoping it would be a Cubs hat. He understands now. “Montreal was a platform, but Chicago probably catapulted me to that status to be able to play another six years and play on a natural playing surface,” said Dawson, who had 438 homers, 2,774

hits, 1,591 RBIs and 314 stolen bases in his career. “That kind of rejuvenated my career. It got me to the point where the numbers maybe were good enough to get in.” Dawson spent another five productive seasons with the Cubs, helping them to the NL East title in 1989. He was also known for a strong throwing arm, notching 10 or more assists a season 16 times, including a high of 17 in 1978 and 1979, and finishing his 21-year career with 157. “I didn’t want offense to overshadow defense,” said Dawson, whose was born in Miami and got his nickname at age 9 from an uncle who let him work out with a senior men’s team and marveled at the aggressive way he approached the game. “Eight Gold Gloves are what stand out more so for me. I always felt that you could win a ballgame with a play late in the game or early in the game just the same way you could win a game in the ninth inning with a key hit.” In eight seasons as a first baseman and outfielder, Herzog batted .254 with 25 homers, 172 RBIs, 213 runs, 60 doubles, 20 triples, and 13 stolen bases in 634 games with Washington, Baltimore, Kansas City and Detroit. After his playing career ended in 1963, Herzog held just about every job imaginable in baseball — player, scout, general manager, coach, farm system director. It was as a manager that Herzog made his lasting mark. He did it for 18 seasons, 11 with the St. Louis Cardinals after stints in Texas, California and Kansas City. He guided the Royals to three consecutive playoff appearances in the 1970s and took the Cardinals to the 1982 World Series title — just two years after he was hired. The Cards also made World Series appearances in 1985 and 1987 under Herzog, who finished his managing career in 1990 with a record of 1,279-1,123, a .532 winning percentage.

Bat used by Pete Rose sold for $158,776 CINCINNATI (AP) — The black Mizuno bat that Pete Rose used to get his final hit has been auctioned for $158,776, less than expected for the 32 ounces of baseball history. Rose used the bat for hit No. 4,256, a single off San Francisco’s Greg Minton on Aug. 14, 1986. His final hit stands as the major league record. auctioned the 34-inch, 32-ounce bat online this month. Seven bids were received. president Mike Heffner expected the bat to fetch a bigger price. He thinks the tough economy and Rose’s

controversies — he’s got a lifetime ban for betting on baseball — held down the price. “I think Pete Rose memoraPete bilia in general Rose — you either love it or you hate it,” Heffner said. “There’s not a whole lot in-between. I love Pete Rose, but there are people out there who won’t touch it because of the problems he had. It does affect the prices that the items sell for.” Rose broke Ty Cobb’s record

with his 4,192nd hit on Sept. 11, 1985, when he was the Cincinnati Reds player-manager. He played for one more season, batting .219 in 72 games. He had 52 hits in 1986, including that final one off Minton. Rose was banned from baseball in 1989 for betting on games involving the Reds. He displayed the bat used for his final hit at his restaurant in Boca Raton, Fla. It was eventually bought by Richard C. Angrist, a prominent collector of sports memorabilia. Angrist put some of his items up for auction through The Angrist collection

included the bat that George Sisler used to get his record 257th hit during the 1920 season. That bat drew 31 bids and went for $152,647. “It sold for almost as much as the Pete Rose bat, which was well beyond our expectations,” Heffner said. “It went for almost six times what we thought it would go for. Auctions are very strange. All it takes is two guys who really want that item.” The record for an auctioned bat is $1.3 million, paid for one that Babe Ruth used to hit his first homer at Yankee Stadium.

If Johnny Cueto wasn’t feeling well Saturday night it was certainly difficult to tell. Cueto allowed four hits in eight scoreless innings and Joey Votto and Ramon Hernandez each homered to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-0 win over the Houston Astros. Jordan Smith pitched a perfect ninth to complete the shutout. Cueto has been on antibiotics for a sore throat, but said his illness didn’t affect his play. “I am always thinking about positive stuff,” Cueto said in Spanish through an interpreter. “I know that I have to go out there every time and just try to do a good job for the team and pitch good.” Reds manager Dusty Baker said the illness may not have been a bad thing for Cueto. “He was actually more relaxed out there,” Baker said. “I have seen that a number of times. A guy is a little underneath the weather, so he relaxes. They don’t have any choice, and they don’t overthrow.” The win moves the Reds ahead of St. Louis atop the NL Central standings after the Cardinals dropped their third straight on Saturday. Votto hit a two-run home run in the first inning and Hernandez, who also drove in a run in the third, added a solo shot in the second. Chris Heisey added a run with his pinch-hit home run off Chris Sampson that made it 7-0 in the ninth inning. Houston starter Roy Oswalt (6-12), who has requested a trade, had one of his worst outings of the season. The Weir native allowed nine hits and six runs in five innings. “It was so out of character because he’s thrown the ball so well,” Astros manager Brad Mills said. “There was no reason to think that he wasn’t going to come out and be the same guy that he has been. It was very surprising.” Oswalt was looking for his 144th career victory, which would have tied him with Joe Niekro for first place on the team’s all-time wins list.

Instead he took another loss, which could be his last as an Astro with the July 31st trade deadline approaching. Roy Oswalt said Oswalt the pressure of the trade deadline and trying to match the record didn’t bother him on the mound. “No,” he said. “I’ve thrown enough starts not to worry about one.” In other National League games Saturday, it was the Chicago Cubs 6, St. Louis 5; Philadelphia 10, Colorado 2; the Los Angeles Dodgers 3, the New York Mets 2 in 13 innings; San Diego 10, Pittsburgh 2; Atlanta 10, Florida 5; Milwaukee 4, Washington 3; and San Francisco 10, Arizona 4.

Blue Jays 3, Tigers 2 The Detroit Tigers lost a game and, perhaps, their playoff hopes on a disastrous Saturday night. Tigers outfielder Magglio Ordonez fractured his right ankle on a slide into home plate and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks. Ordonez is the second major injury this week for the Tigers, who also lost third baseman Brandon Inge to a broken hand. The Tigers are expected to make a roster move to replace Ordonez before today’s daynight doubleheader against Toronto. They also lost Carlos Guillen during the game with a calf injury, and his status is still uncertain. “This is part of the game, and no one is going to feel sorry for us,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “You always get tested in this game, and this is a test. We have to go out, play our butts off and see how many games we can win.” Elsewhere in the American League, it was Kansas City 7, the New York Yankees 4; Oakland 10, the Chicago White Sox 2; Minnesota 7, Baltimore 2; and Tampa Bay 6, Cleveland 3.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

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Sagging attendance a concern for Indy Montoya will start INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Any sports event that draws an estimated crowd of 180,000 has to be considered a smashing success. Except when it drew 270,000 two years earlier. There will be empty seats at today’s Brickyard 400, leading some to wonder whether one of NASCAR’s marquee events has lost a bit of its luster. “Has some of that worn off? I think a little bit,” Jeff Gordon said. “But I still think the sport brings in a heck of a crowd and this track and its history still makes it very, very prestigious. Certainly for the competitors it’s as prestigious as it’s ever been.” Winning at the Brickyard is about as big as it gets for NASCAR drivers, even rivaling the Daytona 500 in terms of prestige. But it’s being seen by fewer fans in recent years. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway does not release official attendance figures, but crowds are declining according to NASCAR estimates: from 270,000 in 2007 to 240,000 in 2008 to 180,000 last year. That’s still a remarkable number of people — dwarfing even the University of Michigan’s “Big House,” which recently increased its capacity to 109,901. But the track is taking steps to boost attendance, letting kids 12 and under get in free with the purchase of an adult general admission ticket. Jeff Belskus, president and CEO of the speedway, said he is expecting a crowd of “well over” 100,000 today but acknowledges that ticket sales have been sluggish. “We’ve seen some softness,” Belskus said. “It’s not a lot different than last year, frankly. There are still going to be a lot of race fans here.” The economy certainly plays a role in sagging attendance, both at the Brickyard and throughout NASCAR. But Belskus acknowledges that

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Fans have plenty of room to spread out in the stands during practice for the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

nascar severe tire issues that turned the 2008 race into a tough-towatch debacle might play a role, too. “Mostly, yeah, (it’s) enduring this tough economy,” Belskus said. “We had some tire issues here a couple years ago with this event, and I actually think that probably accelerated some things a little bit for us. The tire issues are behind us, and we hope better economic days are ahead. We’re looking forward to coming out on the other side.” The Brickyard isn’t the only racing event with attendance issues. Facing declines in attendance and television ratings, NASCAR has made a slew of technical and procedural changes in recent years to spice up the show. “For a while I’ve been saying

on Saturday. Attendance for today’s race is expected to be around 180,000, but it drew an estimated 270,000 just three years ago.

enough with trying to make adjustments in the garage area,” Jimmie Johnson said. “You know, new car, new rule, new this, new that, ‘drivers have at it.’ We’re tapped out. We’ve been doing all we can and we’re putting on great races.” Now Johnson says it’s time for tracks to do their part. “There are other elements from track promoters, track marketing, even NASCAR and their marketing program and promoting events that we could start looking at now and saying, ‘OK, now it’s your turn to make it more known and more appealing,”’ Johnson said. “As you get down to the number one complaint from fans attending races is the expense to get a hotel room. Is there something we can do there to help out? So there are other factors involved. The

product on the racetrack is awesome, and we should be very proud of that.” The quality of racing seems to have improved after NASCAR ditched the wings on the backs of cars in favor of a spoiler. The move shuffled the balance of power, as some teams adapted better than others, and made the cars more challenging to drive. But having less-than-dazzling racing at the Brickyard didn’t seem to hurt attendance in the past. “What’s contributing to it? Is it the economy, is it fuel prices, is it (that) some of the prestigiousness of the event has worn off? I don’t know,” Gordon said. “I still see avid, incredible fans that are supporting us. So the numbers are down a little bit. Are they ever going to be what they were? We’ll see.”

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya is in a familiar spot at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — out front. A year after a late speeding penalty denied him a victory at the Brickyard, he’s hoping it sticks this time. Montoya has steadfastly denied any lingering bitterness from last year’s nearmiss, or any notion that the Brickyard owes him one. Instead, the pole-sitter for today’s race is treating this visit as an entirely new opportunity. “It’s given me a lot, so I don’t complain,” said Montoya, who won the Indy 500 for team owner Chip Ganassi in 2000. So far this weekend, he’s had little to gripe about. His No. 42 Chevrolet was the fastest of 13 cars at an April tire test here, and Montoya paced both of Friday’s practice sessions. Then he turned a lap at 182.278 mph on Saturday morning to take the top starting spot at the Brickyard. Jimmie Johnson, who won his third Brickyard last season in part because of Montoya’s gaffe, qualified second. Hendrick Motorsports teammate Mark Martin qualified

third and was followed by Jamie McMurr ay, M o n toya’s teammate, Ryan Newman and Clint Bowyer, Juan Pablo as Chevrolets Montoya took the top six qualifying spots. Greg Biffle was the highest qualifying Ford at sixth, Brad Keselowski was the best Dodge at 11th and Martin Truex Jr. led the Toyota cars at 12th. Former Formula One champion Jacques Villeneuve, like Montoya also an Indy 500 winner, qualified for his first Sprint Cup race since 2007 and will start last. Attention will likely be on Montoya, who has already had a busy week. His wife, Connie, on Monday gave birth to the couple’s third child, a daughter named Manuela, and Thursday included a trip to the emergency room for middle child Paulina. “Her brother practiced his golf swing on her head,” Montoya said with raised eyebrows.

Brickyard Continued from Page B1. Dario Franchitti. Now Johnson will start from the front row, on the outside of 2000 Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya. The Colombian was a tick faster than Johnson in qualifying, posting a 182.278 to win the pole. Afterward, Johnson said he didn’t show everything he had. “I was really proud of what I did because yesterday I continued to make mistakes, I would run three of the four

corners right and I couldn’t get all four right,” he said. “So I made sure today that I did my job and maybe left a little bit on the table because I wanted to be very line specific and not make a mistake.” That’s not good news for those trying to end Johnson’s streak. “I hope to keep it going. It seems to put us in a great position in the record books,” Johnson said.

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

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Mavs’ president creates new sport of Broncoball By Jaime Aron The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Witnessing the birth of a sport is pretty rare. So when I was invited to the debut of something called Broncoball, I was all for it. To watch, that is. Nobody said anything about taking part. I was lured in by Donnie Nelson, the James Naismith of Broncoball. It’s a fitting connection seeing as Nelson has made a career out of basketball, the sport Naismith invented. Nelson has done so well as president of the Dallas Mavericks that he’s become a partowner of the Mesquite Rodeo. He loves watching the animals and riders, but his kids don’t. That’s what spurred him to come up with a new, hopefully dynamic game on the dirt of a rodeo arena. After more than a year of kicking around ideas, Nelson decided the potentially historic launch of Broncoball should come at a historic place, the 102-year-old Cowtown Coliseum in Fort Worth. He offered me a ride from downtown Dallas and when I climbed into the car, I was handed a whistle. Huh? He explained they were short one official and he’d volunteered me for the job. Sports writers aren’t supposed to be part of the story, but this seemed like a plausible exception. Heck, between the background Nelson gave me a few days before and our conversation in the car, I was a veritable Broncoball expert. So, why not? It might even be fun. Then came another thought: Was this how those kids at the YMCA felt when Dr. Naismith invited them into the gym in December 1891 carrying two peach baskets, a ladder, a hammer, some nails and a soccer ball?

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Mesquite Mavericks team members Clint Hale, left, and Josh Cole, right, block a shot attempt from the Fort Worth Cow-

boys’ Johnny Riles, center, during a game of Broncoball in Mesquite, Texas.

• One observer described Broncoball as “horseback hockey.” That’s a good start, just minus the sticks. There are two teams, each with four riders on quarterhorses, plus a fifth guy who isn’t. Riders go from offense to defense like in hockey or basketball. The ball gets tossed from rider to rider, with at least three teammates required to touch it before taking a shot. The shot actually is a throw to the fifth guy, who stands atop a barrel inside the goal, a chalklined circle that’s off-limits to riders. Catches made atop the barrel score two points; it’s only one point if he comes off the barrel to make the catch. The ball is a practice softball. It’s the same size as a regular

Games generation. They can’t relate to rodeo. They like sports with a ball, a scoreboard and a clock. Something with teams and jerseys and nicknames that they can root for and against, especially if there are rivalries and other storylines. Their dad’s challenge was to combine those elements with the power and grace of horses and the skill of riders. By February, he was ready, so he invited one believer and “nine highly skeptical cowboys” to a lunch meeting in Mesquite. “You want me to do WHAT?” one of the skeptics said. Then they saddled up. It was the first time anyone ever played Broncoball, and the only time before my turn in the ring.


softball only much softer, so it’s easy to catch barehanded and doesn’t hurt if it hits anyone — or the horses. Luckily for me, there are only a few more rules: • Any ball hitting the ground is a turnover. • Riders have eight seconds to shoot or pass. • Defenders can jerk, jostle and push opposing riders, but only with one hand. The biggest duty for those of us in zebra shirts is keeping a ball in play. Whenever one falls, or a goal is scored, an official flips another to the nearest player on offense. While everyone is on the other end, we collect stray balls in our area. • Christie and D.J. Nelson are suburban teens from the X

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“By the fourth quarter, you could see something pretty cool developing,” Nelson says. “Three guys asked about franchises.” • The home team, the Cowtown Cowboys, trots out first, riding in circles and taking warm-up tosses from the umps. The foes from Mesquite, the Dallas Caballeros, arrive later and throw to each other. Call it a veteran move, as several of them played in the original exhibition. Everyone gathers at midfield to go over the rules and lay out the stakes. Nelson and Steve Murrin, owner of the coliseum, each put up $200, with the winning players splitting all $400. “Good luck, brother,” Nelson

tells Murrin. “You’re going to need it.” The action is exciting and constant. Riders are so good that within minutes I take it for granted that the game is played atop horses, the way you accept hockey being played on razor-thin blades cutting through ice. A reminder comes when I chase a loose ball and the Mesquite guys start a fast break right toward me. I rush to the safety of the rail. The fact I made it in one piece probably has more to do with the riders. Mesquite is more in sync at first, throwing short passes and swatting at the ball while on defense. Cowtown figures things out quickly, like the worst ball-handler realizing he should take a throw-in from me to get his possession out of the way. Most guys switch horses between quarters. Still, when they come back from intermission (a herd of calves needing exercise was the unintentional halftime show), I see veins bulging and sweat dripping on a horse’s face. Mesquite leads 14-10 going into the third, then things pick up. “That’s pretty cool!” an arriving cowboy tells a Mesquite player during a third-quarter break. “I want to try that.” It’s tied at 26 going into the final period, which is played during the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. We go on following the bull riding. There’s now a different vibe. Maybe it’s because the crowd has grown from 30 to 1,500 and most have no idea what they’re seeing. Let the record show the Caballeros were the inaugural winners, 36-34. Nelson spends the drive back processing it all. He’s excited about his sport’s unmapped future. “This exceeded my expectations,” he says, “by a lot.”

Sunday, July 25, 2010

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Contador closes in on title PAUILLAC, France (AP) — Alberto Contador is set to win his third Tour de France title in four years after keeping the yellow jersey Saturday in the next-to-last stage. Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland won the 32-mile individual time trial, but Contador extended his slim lead over Andy Schleck of Luxembourg, who started the 19th stage 8 seconds behind. “I am very moved. ... It was a difficult Tour and I’m very happy,” Contador said. After donning the yellow jersey, the 27-year-old Spaniard wiped away tears and took a deep breath. His hand trembled as he made his trademark gesture to the crowd — pretending to shoot with his finger. “I think it’s the first Tour

tour de france On TV 6:30 a.m. Versus - Tour de France, final stage (live) Noon CBS - Tour de France, final stage (tape) that has given me so much emotion, you can’t imagine,” he said. Schleck now trails by 39 seconds and, barring a wild turn of events, will finish second to Contador for the second straight year. Today’s 20th and final stage is a 64-mile ride from Longjumeau to the Champs-Elysees in Paris that has become largely ceremonial. Any attempt at attacks by Schleck likely would be quashed by Contador and his

Astana teammates. “Beating Contador is not easy, but I tried everything,” Schleck said. “I am happy, and I’ll come back next year to win.” Seven-time champion Lance Armstrong, who is riding in his last Tour and ruled himself out of contention after crashing and struggling in the first day in the Alps in the eighth stage, will be going out with a whimper. The 38-year-old Texan, who once dominated time trials, finished Saturday’s stage in 67th place, 7:05 behind Cancellara. Overall, he is 23rd — 39:20 behind his former teammate and rival Contador. Armstrong returned to a RadioShack team car and left without speaking to reporters after the stage.

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Spaniard Alberto Contador, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides during Saturday’s 19th stage of the Tour de France.

Contador leads the pack by 39 seconds heading into today’s final stage. Contador is looking for his third title in four years.

Schleck ups ante in rivalry with Contador

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Andy Schleck of Luxembourg strains during the 19th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday. Schleck is on pace to finish second for the second consecutive year.

PAUILLAC, France (AP) — The images of Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck climbing the famed Col du Tourmalet wheel-to-wheel and fighting to wrest seconds from each other in Saturday’s time trial have cycling fans anticipating a long rivalry. They are hoping for years of dueling in the Tour de France between the Spaniard and the Luxembourger. “They have great duels. They are the Anquetil-Poulidor, Merckx-Ocana, Hinault-LeMond, or Nadal-Federer in tennis if you like,” said Tour director Christian Prudhomme. “They are almost at the same level and that promises new, extraordinary duels. We hope to all find ourselves together next year on the Tour for new stages. They have really accomplished an extraordinary Tour from beginning to end.” Contador said he was expecting many more battles. “Andy is a great rider. I’ve spent a lot of time with him.

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I know him very well. I know ... how he works. I think he is going to be a major rival,” Contador said. Their struggle from the time the Tour moved into the Alps on July 11 added to the great rivalries of the Tour de France. In 1985, Bernard Hinault of France found himself battling with his own teammate, American Greg LeMond, for the top place on the podium. Hinault won that year, with LeMond second. A year later, still on the same team, it was LeMond who won, with Hinault in second place. LeMond was also involved in the closest-ever Tour finish, in 1989, when a contest he began with Frenchman Laurent Fignon in the second stage was decided only in the final day’s time trial, when LeMond overcame a 50-second deficit to take the race by eight seconds. The clash between fivetime Tour champion Jacques Anquetil and the eternal run-

ner-up, Raymond Poulidor, came to a head on the slopes of the Puy-de-Dome in 1964 when the two Frenchmen fought elbow-to-elbow up the climb. Anquetil, as so often, was the winner on that day, and took the Tour that year. Poulidor came in second, as he did on two other occasions; he also came in third five times. In 1971, a daring attack by Spaniard Luis Ocana gave him an unexpected nine-minute lead over two-time champion Eddy Merckx of Belgium. Merckx was forced to carry out a similar maneuver to claw back some of the time before a crash ended Ocana’s Tour and gave Merckx the third of his five victories. Ocana finally took the Tour in 1973 when Merckx was absent, but a year later he was unable to defend his yellow jersey due to injury. Merckx took the title back. This is the second year in which Contador and Schleck are expected to finish first and second in the Tour, and this time Contador’s lead over

Schleck is much diminished. For a day things got a little testy when Schleck had a mechanical problem during a Pyrenees climb and Contador failed to follow tradition by waiting for Schleck. Contador later apologized and the two made up. As both are relatively young — Contador is 27 and Schleck 25 — they are likely to be chasing each other for years to come. Schleck said he saw a major improvement in his climbing this time — “It was not like last year when Contador was just better than me; in the climbs we were pretty equal,” he said — and even in the time trial, where Contador has always excelled. “Unfortunately it was not enough to beat Alberto, but he was pretty exhausted at the end,” he said. “I think we had a nice fight out there between him and me today. This gives me again more confidence for next year and I’ll be back to win this.”


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Renewal of tax cuts could be temporary

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Corps legal adviser heads to Savannah

G. Rogers “Bitsy” Sloan, former assistant division counsel for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division and Mississippi G. Rogers River Com“Bitsy” Sloan mission, has been named counsel of the Corps’ Savannah District. Sloan, who began in 1986 as a real estate attorney with the Vicksburg District, will be the chief legal adviser to the district’s commander and senior civilian staff. Previously, she was the legal services team leader for the New Orleans, Memphis and St. Paul, Minn., districts; counsel to Task Force Hope following Hurricane Katrina; and interim district counsel for the Pittsburgh District. A Clinton native and a 1975 graduate of All Saints’ Episcopal School, Sloan has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of the South at Sewanee, Tenn., a master’s in law in government procurement from the National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a law degree from Ole Miss.

Conference set on Alzheimer’s The Mississippi Department of Mental Health will host its 11th annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Psychiatric Disorders in the Elderly in Olive Branch Aug. 18-20. The conference is open to physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. It will be at Whispering Woods Conference Center, 11200 E. Goodman Road. Continuing education credits will be available. For cost and a schedule, call 601-359-1288 or visit

Extension offers computer class The Warren County Extension Office will present a computer class Aug. 4 called Merge in Word 2007. Mississippi State University Extension professor of computer applications, Dr. John Giesemann, will instruct the class, set for 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Extension office at 1100-C Grove St. Cost is $20 per person and space is limited. To register, call 601-636-5442.

enacted during George W. Bush’s presidency, nearly $3 trillion worth over the next decade. Democratic leaders want to let the cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire. The Democrats want to extend them for everyone else, but perhaps only temporarily, out of concern for the rising red ink. That’s where Democratic lawmakers are struggling to find agreement. “There are various options — permanent, two years, one year — and I think a decision on that should be made expeditiously,” says Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. “It’s under active consideration,” he said in an interview.

Passing only a temporary extension would open majority Democrats to claims they are planning middle class tax hikes in the future — after the extension expires. Making any of the tax cuts permanent could increase complaints about a national debt that already exceeds $13 trillion. “It’s one of the problems that needs to be taken into consideration,” said Levin. The tax cuts were enacted in 2001 and 2003 after Bush made them the centerpiece of his election campaign. They provided help for rich and poor alike, reducing the lowest marginal rates as well See Tax cuts, Page B9.

Chop, chop! Foodies learning the art of butchery By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Get out your knives and prepare to get blood on your clothes: more Americans are learning how to butcher their own meat. Cooking enthusiasts and eco-conscious food lovers are signing up for classes where they learn how to carve up whole hogs, lambs and other farm animals, the latest trend among foodies who want a closer connection to the meaty morsels on their forks. On a recent evening in San Francisco, a dozen men and women met at a rental kitchen in the Mission District to break down a 170-pound hog under the guidance of Ryan Farr, one of a new breed of “artisan butchers” who is bringing the art of butchery to the meat-loving masses. After Farr and his assistant plunked the slaughtered pig on a sprawling stainless steel table, the students — wearing white aprons and brandishing cleavers, saws and hatchets — took turns cutting up the carcass. They sawed through flesh, chopped through bones and sliced off tendons until the animal was reduced to hundreds of individual cuts of meat. “I like the part when you cut the head and you see what’s inside. You discover pieces here and there that you didn’t expect,” said Alex Castellarnau, a designer in San Francisco. “It’s very crafty. I had a lot of fun using the different tools.” The growing interest in butchery comes as more consumers become conscious of how the food they eat affects their health and the planet, inspired by books such as Michael Pollan’s bestseller, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.” The demand for healthy, sustainably produced foods is driving more people to shop at their local farmers’ market and even raise chickens in their backyards. The students who attend Farr’s classes are mostly avid home cooks and selfdescribed foodies who want to know the origins

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Ryan Farr helps Kelly McAlearney in his butcher class.

Students take turns cutting up parts of a lamb at Ryan Farr’s butcher class in San Francisco. of their pork tenderloin or lamb shanks. “It’s rewarding to know where the animal comes from and the process it goes through to get to my plate,” said Marcus Berry, who works at a private equity firm in Newport Beach and took Farr’s lamb butchering class during a recent trip to San Francisco. “Now when I go to the butcher and look at the butcher case, I know what I’m looking at.” Farms, butcher shops and gourmet grocery stores

around the country are trying to meet demand for butchering lessons. Common Threads Farm in northern Washington state offers a “HandsOn, Heads-Off” workshop where students can pay $15 to learn how to “efficiently and humanely” slaughter and butcher chickens and turkeys. Danny Johnson, who runs Taylor’s Market in Sacramento, charges $40 per person for a three-hour demonstration in which students get tips on how to

butcher beef, poultry, lamb and seafood. “Every class we do is sold out,” Johnson said. “People are just wanting to know where it comes from and how it’s processed.” In San Francisco, Farr teaches a handful of butchery and sausage-making classes each month when he’s not running his company, 4505 Meats, or grilling hamburgers, sausages and a kind of fried pork rinds called chicharones at his food stand outside the Ferry Building.

He also brings his craft to “butcher parties” at local bars and restaurants where patrons sip cocktails and beer while watching him disassemble a hog or another farm animal. Farr, who began offering classes about a year and a half ago, said his workshops get filled shortly after he announces them through Facebook and Twitter. For $125, students get hands-on experience breaking down an animal and take home 10 to 15 pounds of meat they helped butcher, while munching on meaty snacks, such as pan-fried pig brain patties. “Our classes are definitely hands-on. You’re definitely going to get blood on you,” he said. “It’s not just a novelty thing. People are coming to these classes, then going home to buy the animals.” Brooke Bates, who works at a youth hostel in San Francisco, came to Farr’s class with her father. “I’m learning a lot about just what each part of the pig does,” she said. “I’m going to take it home, I’m going to cook it, and I’m going to know exactly what steps it took to get to my table.”

Sunday, July 25, 2010

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Execs offer Obama direction on dealing with oil spill, BP

House plans

Mansura catches the eye It’s the Mansura’s stucco detailing that first catches the eye. Stately corner quoins anchor the front porch and garage, while bold bands of raised stucco outline an array of graceful elliptical arches and charming circular windows. All rooms, with the exception of two bedrooms and a bonus room, are on the ground floor. This arrangement makes the plan particularly well-suited to empty-nesters and families with older children. Resident teens can enjoy their music without forcing you to hear it, and when the kids move on, those upper rooms can be kept ready for guests, converted to office space, or used for hobbies. A lofty vaulted ceiling overarches the entry, breakfast nook and great room, and the entire space is awash with light. Sidelights and transom windows brighten the entry, where an elevated plant shelf extends over the coat closet. In the family room, elongated windows flank the gas fireplace. In the breakfast nook, an atrium door offers patio access, and more light spills in through a wide side window. While yet another vaulted ceiling expands the baywindowed dining room. The roomy kitchen is conveniently

located between the nook and dining room. A raised eating bar minimally separates it from the nook, and a pocket door allows total separation from the dining room, when desired. Counter space and cupboards are amply supplied here, including a large walkin pantry with five shelves. Utilities and a powder room are nearby. Notable features in the Mansura’s owners’ suite include: direct access to a private patio, two walkin closets (one much larger than the other), and a luxu-

Obama’s plan would cost $2.5 trillion over the next decade, including the cost of an annual fix that spares the middle class from being hit with the Alternative Minimum — a hit of about $3,700 a year. It would cost $2.9 trillion over the next decade to extend all the tax cuts, including AMT relief, according to estimates from the Tax Policy Center, a Washington think tank. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., first raised the possibility of a temporary extension during

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

the Gulf of Mexico and in the often confused lines of federal authority. Th e G u l f calamity, like the presiPresident Barack Obama dency itself, is a crash course in executive management for a man who came to office with no such experience to speak of. How’s he doing? A mix of real-world CEOs and business theorists sketched out qualities of a CEO and judged Obama by them:

Consult, don’t insult Obama’s tough words about BP while refusing for weeks to talk to Hayward. The dispatching of the attorney general to the Gulf in a prelude to legal action. The keister-kicking threat. It all might make for good politics — or not. To Drew Greenblatt, pres-

ident of Marlin Steel Wire Products LLC of Baltimore, it was a failure of executive leadership. CEOs talk first and sue only if necessary, he says. “Those are inflammatory strategies,” he says. “We don’t want people rushing to their lawyers at this moment. We want people to cap the oil well rather than the idea well. “American factories don’t think this way. We try to come up with clever ideas of how to get out of this pickle. The first thing we should be focused on is solving problems.” Greenblatt found it “stunning” that Obama let so much time lapse before meeting the BP chief after the spill. “I would have had Hayward in my office that afternoon.” Dyke Messenger, CEO of Power Curbers, a manufacturer and exporter of concrete paving machines in Salisbury, N.C., said earlier meetings with BP leaders would have helped both sides push common goals.


land transfers The following commercial land transfers were recorded in the Chancery Clerk’s Office for the week ending July 23, 2010:

WASHINGTON (AP) — As chief executive officer of America Inc., Barack Obama has walked the factory floor when it comes to managing the federal response to the Gulf oil spill, going directly to front-line workers. He’s used wiles respected in the boardroom in wringing a $20 billion commitment from BP. But what was that talk about kicking butt? That’s so assembly line Ford Motor Co., circa 1930. And why on Earth did it take him so long to talk to BP’s chief? A real CEO would’ve had Tony Hayward on the phone in a New York minute. The president is not the head of a company. He’s accountable to the public in ways a chief executive is not to shareholders. Governance and politics differ from effective corporate management while sharing certain qualities. But everyone wants to see the get-it-done ethic of the business world play out in

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Tax cuts Continued from Page B8. as the top ones and several in between. They provided a wide range of income tax breaks for education, families with children and married couples. Taxes on capital gains and dividends were reduced, while the federal estate tax was gradually repealed, though only for this year. Obama wants to make the tax cuts permanent for middle- and lower-income taxpayers, allowing the top rates to increase next year for individuals making more than $200,000 and couples making more than $250,000.


June 2010 City............................. $644,494.78 County...................... $248,275.81 Schools........................$67,380.05 Fiscal year to date City..........................$4,938,646.26 County...................$2,121,072.00 Schools..................... $575,736.00 June 2009 City............................. $624,656.43 County...................... $236,451.75 Schools........................$64,105.05 Fiscal year 2009 to date City..........................$5,230,971.48 County...................$2,223,380.00 Schools..................... $603,609.00

local occupancy rates Occupancy rates and average daily rates at 15 of Vicksburg’s 32 hotels and motels during May, as reported to Smith Travel Research. June 2010 Occupancy rate.................62.1% Average daily rate............$71.82

Year to date 2010 Occupancy rate.................57.9% Average daily rate............$69.73

June 2009 Occupancy rate.................61.3% Average daily rate............$70.55

Year to date 2009 Occupancy rate.....................53% Average daily rate............$70.57

a speech in June about the budget deficit. In the Senate, Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., favors a permanent extension of the middle-class tax cuts, but the issue is not settled. Some rank-and-file Democrats are arguing to extend all the tax cuts, including those for high earners, for a year or two, until the economy recovers. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she won’t consider extending the tax cuts for the wealthy.

Three at ERDC gain promotions Three researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center have been promoted to the second highest level a scientist or researcher can reach within a lab demonstration project. Dr. Zeki Demirbilek is a research hydraulic engineer in the Harbor, Entrances and Structures Branch of ERDC’s Coastal and Hydraulics Lab’s Navigation Division, a position he has held for 20 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering; a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate in mechanical engineering, naval architecture and operational research; and a doctorate in civil engineering. Dr. Kent Danielson is a research civil engineer in the Engineering Sciences and Materials Division Research Group of ERDC’s Geotechnical and Structures Lab. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s and doctorate in civil engineering/mechanics and materials. Danielson is an adjunct aerospace engineering professor at Mississippi State University. Dr. Stacy Howington is a research hydraulic engineer

sales tax The City of Vicksburg receives 18.5 percent of all sales taxes collected by businesses in the city limits. Revenues to the city lag actual sales tax collections by two months, that is, receipts for April reflect sales taxes collected on sales in February. Here are the latest monthly receipts: May 2010.......................$627,322 May 2009.......................$634,716 Fiscal year to date......... $4,857,977 2009 fiscal year to date $5,067,151

Dr. Zeki Demirbilek

Dr. Kent Danielson

in the Hydrologic Systems Branch of the Flood and Storm Protection Division

of ERDC’s Coastal and Hydraulics Lab. He has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering and Dr. Stacy a doctorate. Howington He is a registered professional engineer in Mississippi.


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Sunday, July 25, 2010

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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 Iman, model-actress, 55; Illeana Douglas, actress, 45; Marty Brown, country singer, 45; Matt LeBlanc, actor, 43; D.B. Woodside, actor, 41; Miriam Shor, actress, 39; James Lafferty, actor, 25; Faryl Smith, classical singer, 15.


Priscilla tells fans some Elvis horse tales Diehard Elvis fans know he loved horses, and they lined up to hear some horse talk from the wife of the king. Fans waited several hours Friday at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington for a chance to have Priscilla Presley sign toy models of her late husband’s gold palomino, Rising Sun. Elvis bought horses for everyone in his entourage, Priscilla Presley told the crowd, “whether Elvis Presley you liked horses or not and whether you were afraid of them or not, because if you were, he was going to break you of that.” Presley was at the horse park as part of Breyer Fest, an annual convention of toy horse collectors. Toy horse maker Breyer was introducing its Elvis Presley Collection, which features Elvis riding Rising Sun.

Gabor has transfusion, remains critical Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband said Saturday the actress remained in critical condition after receiving a blood transfusion. Prince Frederic von Anhalt said doctors were hopeful new medication will help the 93-year-old actress recover. She received the transfusion Friday night. Von Anhalt said his wife was conscious and able to squeeze his hand and whisper a few words. Gabor broke her hip after she fell out of bed last weekend at her Bel-Air home. S he had hip replacement surgery Monday. The Hungarian-born sexpot of the 1950s and 1960s has had to use a wheelchair after being partially paralyzed in a 2002 car accident.



By Jocelyn Noveck AP national writer RHINEBECK, N.Y. — “I cannot disclose,” says the caterer. “We’re not really speaking,” says the restaurant manager. “I can’t say anything myself,” says the bartender. “No comment,” says the hotel receptionist. And so it goes on a walk through Rhinebeck, a charming town on the Hudson dotted with galleries, Hillary Rodham boutiques, Clinton upscale restaurants and well-hidden mansions, one of which — we’re pretty sure — will host the most anticipated wedding of many a summer: that of Chelsea Clinton and her investment banker beau, Marc Mezvinsky. Not that the town isn’t abuzz over the grand event, presumed to be taking place Saturday, though even that generally agreed-upon detail could be a ruse, some conspiracyminded townspeople warn. It’s just that anyone with any role in the event clearly has decided, or been told, not to speak — including the bride’s own mother, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who very diplomatically told NBC News: “I am under very strict orders not to talk about it.” And so it’s left to people like Regina Caridi, manager of a small, high-end clothes boutique in the town center, to merely speculate. “I’ve heard it’s happening at Astor Courts,” Caridi said, echoing a widely held assumption that Clinton and her intended have chosen the jewel of a grand nearby estate, totally hidden from prying eyes along River Road. The building — designed by renowned architect Stanford White for John Jacob Astor IV, the early 20th century millionaire who died when the Titanic went down — had recently been on sale for $12 million, local real estate agents say. But it was taken

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Marc Mezvinsky and Chelsea Clinton in 1996 off the market, undoubtedly to keep away curious folks with no intention of buying. Other than that, Caridi didn’t know much, but was excited to have witnessed what she assumes was a Chelsea wedding reconnaissance trip this past spring. Chelsea walked right into her store and browsed among the designer jeans. “She couldn’t have been sweeter,” said Caridi. Rhinebeck, a town of about 8,000 an easy two-hour drive from New York City, may not be the most obvious choice for a wedding of American political royalty — as would, say, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod or the Hamptons — but it makes sense for the Clintons. Bill and Hillary Clinton live 75 miles away in Chappaqua, N.Y. A framed newspaper article documenting their lunch at the Beekman Arms, said

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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Regardless of what has caused you to be static in your thinking right now, you need some creative changes to get back on track. Don’t be your own worst enemy by refusing to alter your thinking. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Hanging on too tightly to what you have acquired will make you extremely possessive and unable to enjoy the fruits of your labors. Until you can let go, you’ll miss out on life. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — There’s a strong chance that you have reached a point of feeling that your daily routine, relationships and job have all become a source of dull routine. It’s just the day, things will change. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You’ve had enough of people telling you what to do, how and when to do it, and are tempted to leave. Don’t let the bad aspects of the day break up what you have going. Tomorrow will be different. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Take your feelings of frustration calmly instead of flying off the handle at the least bit of provocation. Change what you can, but don’t go so far as to wreck everything. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Reaching that point of enough is enough can work in your favor if you keep your head about what’s going on. Just remember: emotional readjustments aren’t necessarily warranted. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It’s important to you to always keep your thinking flexible and open to change, but it isn’t always possible under certain emotional conditions. This might be one of those times. Leave those issues to another day. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Very few people have strong enough self-esteem to handle what’s coming your way. Don’t beat yourself up if you are having one of those days when you think everyone is against you. It’s not. Aries (March 21-April 19) — There may be dozens of people all around you urging you to follow the status quo, but you’re not a static organism. The creative change you need is likely to fall on deaf ears. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Either you will succeed in making a statement of uniqueness, or you will remain in a state of extreme tension and aggravation. Even if you get to do what you want, it’s not apt to be accepted. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — It’s important for you to be able to keep your perceptions carefree, fluid and open to new expression, but it doesn’t mean others will accept them. Disappointment can be big at this time. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — There’s a strong possibility that you have settled into a pattern of rigidity lately and, unfortunately, being uncompromising will make you an enemy of those who want things another way.

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to be the oldest operating inn in America, sits in the hotel lobby, but don’t try asking about anything Clinton at the reception desk, where friendly hotel workers simply smile sympathetically and say “No comment.” (Yes, the hotel is sold out that weekend.) As public as her parents are, it should come as no surprise that Chelsea Clinton’s wedding has been shrouded in secrecy. When she was a shy young girl with frizzy hair growing up in the White House, her parents zealously guarded her privacy, asking the media to leave her in peace and even winning an apology for an unkind reference on “Saturday Night Live.” As she grew older, Chelsea guarded her own privacy, refusing to talk to reporters as she campaigned for her mother’s 2008 presidential bid. The slim and fashionable Clinton, now 30, worked at a hedge fund and recently got a master’s degree at Columbia University. She met her 32-year-old

fiance as a teenager but started dating him in the past few years. He is a son of former Pennsylvania Rep. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky and former Iowa Rep. Ed Mezvinsky, released from federal prison last year after serving a nearly five-year sentence for wire and bank fraud. Jeff Ackerly, a real estate agent whose office is across from the Beekman Arms, says he’s seen signs of pre-wedding advance people scoping out the area. He thinks Chelsea and her groom made the logical decision in choosing Rhinebeck. “She probably finds it appealing, charming and accessible,” said Ackerly. At Gendron Catering, along Route 9G, owner Daniel Gendron’s small office area is decorated with plaques declaring his company one of the best in the town, and his business has been rumored to be involved with the wedding. Maybe. You can ask, but Gendron won’t bite. “I cannot disclose,” he said.


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In-laws pressuring new nurse for private health care Dear Abby: I will graduate soon with a degree in nursing. This is a dream that is finally coming true. The problem is my mother-in-law expects me to take care of her and my father-in-law. They both have health issues, but nothing that requires 24-hour nursing care, and their medical issues can be resolved by simply taking their medications and following their doctors’ advice. I offered to help pay for home health care, but she said she doesn’t want “outside” help. She expects me to uproot my family, move in with them and provide round-the-clock care, free of charge. I have worked hard to take care of my husband and children. I can’t make a living working for free. I don’t know how to say no without causing a major rift in the family. My motherin-law doesn’t take rejection



well. Help. — Feeling Trapped in Arizona Dear Feeling Trapped: One of the hardest words in the English language for some people to say is “no.” But if you don’t master the art of standing up for yourself in a “charming” way, you will spend the rest of your in-laws’ lives in indentured servitude. So tell your mother-in-law that you have worked hard to get your nursing degree, and now you will be starting a career in the field. Tell her that you will gladly “oversee” their care — from a distance

— but that you are not uprooting the family and moving in with them because it would be too disruptive. This is not “rejection.” It is sanity. And it goes without saying your husband should back you up. Dear Abby: My oldest granddaughter, “Allie,” is a psychiatrist. I have always loved her, been proud of her accomplishments and have had a warm relationship with her. Her mother — my daughter — got drunk and made several angry, harsh phone calls to Allie. Since, Allie has refused contact with everyone in the family. I have written to her numerous times and so has my daughter, begging for forgiveness. My daughter has quit drinking, thanks to the patience and loving support of my family. She has also come out of an abusive marriage. Allie gave birth to a baby girl

last year. I have never seen my great-grandchild and it breaks my heart. Abby, what can I do to restore a good relationship with my granddaughter? I love her and pray for her every day. — Grieving Grandma Dear Grieving Grandma: As your letter proves, being a mental health professional does not exempt someone from having family problems. Depending upon what your daughter said to Allie, it is understandable that she might want to protect herself — and her baby — from her verbally abusive, alcoholic parent. While it may be harsh for Allie to have cut off contact with all of her maternal relatives, including you, she may have done so to prevent you from trying to pressure her to “forgive” her mother for what has been an ongoing pattern of behavior.

Write Allie one more letter advising her that her mother is no longer drinking and has left her abusive marriage. Continue loving and praying for her. But until your granddaughter decides on her own to relent, there is nothing you

can do to “fix” this. I’m sorry.

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damage is done to your lungs, the only effective treatment is to refrain from smoking and to limit possible exposure. If you have not already had one, request a chest X-ray to determine whether your habit has done any harm. If so, you may wish to make an appointment with a pulmonologist, who can provide some direction. Each second, minute, hour and day you breathe without exposing yourself to toxins works toward the purification goal. I am sure that I will be chastised for panning cleansing recipes, but I find it hard

to understand how blackened lungs will improve by drinking lemon juice or eating a bowl of watercress soup. You have recognized the dangers of smoking and have taken steps to correct the problem. By doing so, you are already on the path to a healthier life. The task of making a decision to discontinue smoking is not an easy one. Congratulations to you. Dear Dr. Gott: You recently wrote about the benefits of cod-liver oil. Is there a downside? Are there likely to be significant quantities of heavy metals or other toxic substances concentrated in cods’ livers? Dear Reader: Generally speaking, cod-liver oil is safe for most people. It can, however, result in belching, heartburn, halitosis and nosebleeds in some users when taken on

NEW ON THE SHELVES The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library reports on new books regularly: • “Letter to My Daughter” by Maya Angelou is dedicated to the daughter she never had, but sees all around her. It reveals Maya Angelou’s path to living well and with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories. • “Letters to a Young Sister: DeFINE Your Destiny” by Hill Harper unfolds as a series of letters written by older brother Hill to a universal Young Sistah. She’s up against the same challenges as every young woman, from relating to her parents and dealing with peer pressure, to juggling schoolwork and crushes and keeping faith in the face of heartache. In his straight-talking style, Hill helps his young sister build self-confidence, self-reliance, self-respect, and encourages her on her own journeys toward becoming a strong and successful woman. • “Storming Las Vegas” by John Huddy is the story of how a Cuban-born Soviettrained commando took down the Vegas strip. In 1998, Jose Vigoa and his crew launched what would be the most audacious and ruthless series of high-profile casino and armored car robberies that Las Vegas had ever seen. In a brazen 16-monthlong reign of terror, he and his tightly disciplined crew would hit the crème de la crème of Vegas hotels. They struck hard and fast, then vanished. Millions of dollars were stolen and two brave men were gunned down in cold blood, others wounded. Yet the robberies were so well-planned that the police were all but helpless. • “Winner Takes All: Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian, Gary Loveman, and the Race to Own Las Vegas” by Christina Binkley gives a never-before-seen, up-close look at the trio of

tycoons whose high-stakes gambles made Sin City soar. Las Vegas, with its multitude of attractions, draws some 40 million tourists each year. But Vegas hasn’t always been booming. The influx is the result of three competing business moguls and their genius in the race for Vegas. • “It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages” by Mrs. Mimi recounts her adventures in second grade. She’s the teacher every kid should have. Hip and hilarious, she brings us into her New York City classroom, with no holds barred. From the Great Pencil Crisis of 2003 to ill-fated field trips, Mrs. Mimi has seen it all. • “Mrs. Cahill for Congress” by Tierney Cahill is the story of one fearless teacher, her sixth-grade class and the election that changed their lives forever. “You can’t run for office in this country unless you’re a millionaire or you know a lot of millionaires.” This offhand remark from one of her students dismayed Cahill. When she told the kids that in a democracy anyone can run for office, they dared her to prove it — by running herself. She accepted their challenge on one condition: they, her students, must manage the campaign. A single mom with three kids and more than one job to make ends meet, Cahill was in for a decidedly uphill battle, especially as a Democrat in largely Republican Reno, Nev. With her eager students leading the way, and a war chest of just $7,000, Cahill not only got her name on the ballot, but won the Democratic primary. • “The Climb of My Life: Scaling Mountains with a Borrowed Heart” by Kelly Perkins shares the painful valleys and exhilarating summits of her remarkable journey. When Kelly learned she needed a heart transplant at age 30, she thought her life was over. Diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a disease

that inflames the heart muscles, she was given a week to live. From the brink of death to the summit of the Matterhorn, Kelly, with the support of her husband, Craig, not only survived the transplant surgery, but became the first to summit some of the most recognized peaks. • “Dead Lucky: Life after Death on Mount Everest” by Lincoln Hall is a pageturning account of survival. Hall likes to say that on the evening of May 25, 2006, he died on Mount Everest. Indeed, he attempted to climb the mountain during a deadly season in which 11 people perished. And Hall was in fact pronounced dead after collapsing from altitude sickness. Two Sherpas spent hours trying to revive him, but as darkness descended word came that they should descend in order to save themselves. The news of Hall’s death traveled rapidly, and ultimately to his family back in Australia. Early the next morning, however, an American guide climbing with two clients and a Sherpa was startled to find Hall sitting cross-legged on a sharp crest of the summit ridge. •

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First lady Michelle Obama talks with Prince Albert of Monaco in Cophenhagen last year. She is wearing a dress by Rodarte, a label often chosen by the first lady and one of this year’s National Design Award recipients.

Duvall, nearly 80, star of new film, ‘Get Low’ By Jake Coyle AP entertainment writer


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama used this year’s luncheon for the National Design Award winners to sing the praises of those who push boundaries — or outright ignore them. With cool jazz playing in the White House foyer and lobster carpaccio on the East Room tables, the first lady celebrated the award winners this past week as “folks whose work has literally changed the way we look at the world and how we live our daily lives.” Mrs. Obama got a big laugh when she told the luncheon guests: “All of you have spent your lives pushing boundaries — we know a little bit about pushing boundaries — or just outright ignoring them altogether.” And she got a special kick out of being seated for lunch next to Tim Gunn from “Project Runway.” “How cool!” she declared. The award winners included

Mrs. Obama got a big laugh when she told the luncheon guests: ‘All of you have spent your lives pushing boundaries — we know a little bit about pushing boundaries — or just outright ignoring them altogether.’ Rodarte, a sister-team of fashion designers whose creations the first lady has worn on several occasions in recent years. The awards are presented by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Mrs. Obama called the winners “some of our country’s most talented, most visionary, most public-minded designers.” The winners have been honored at the White House each year since 2000, but Mrs. Obama has changed the dynamic by trying to involve the next generation of creators and innovators. Before the luncheon, design winners and finalists met with more than 400 local high school students at a “Teen Design Fair,” where the young people could find out how the design super-

stars — and Gunn — got their start. “You guys did something amazing,” Mrs. Obama said of the teen event. “You really raised the bar.” “Far too few young people in this country have access to programs and opportunities like the one we did today,” she said. “Even those who live just minutes from our great museums and cultural centers may feel like these resources are beyond their reach.” Guests dined on farm stand green salad, gazpacho filled with bounty from the first lady’s kitchen garden, Maine lobster carpaccio and chocolate sphere cake. Each guest found a plastic ViewMaster at their seat loaded with slides of the design winners’ creations.


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Local doc pens book, set to sign Thursday A Vicksburg family practice physician has penned a book on dieting, and will Dr. George E. sign copies Abraham II Thursday at River Region Medical Center. Dr. George E. Abraham II will sign copies of “Delta Diet” from noon to 1:30 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. in the hospital’s conference room D, near the cafeteria. Abraham, a physician since 1978, discusses body wight and hormone fluctuations. Call 601-883-5000 for information.




Comedy, magic set for Vicksburg stage The Vicksburg Convention Center and City Auditorium will present two shows next month. Rob Lake: A Night of Magic is set for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the auditorium. Lake has performed his magic tricks across the country and in Japan. His Vicksburg show will also include music. Tickets are $24 to $44. The VCC is offering the chance to win free admission by completing an 11-question online survey. The deadline is Aug. 1, and the winner will be randomly drawn and notified the following week. To enter, visit Headed to the convention center Aug. 21 is the Greeks of Comedy Tour, produced by Roots of Life Entertainment. Headlining the show will be Doug Williams, who was in the 1996 movie “The Nutty Professor” and has performed on comedian and movie star Martin Lawrence’s “First Amendment Comedy Show.” Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets for both shows are available at the VCC box office on Mulberry Street or at ticketmaster. com. Call 601-630-2929.

19th century classics set in Rolling Fork The Chapel of the Cross in downtown Rolling Fork will host a musical event Tuesday as part of its Recital Arts Series. The concert, set for 6:30 p.m., will feature baritone James C. Martin and organist/pianist David O’Steen performing 19th century American classics. Martin, a voice professor at Millsaps College in Jackson, has performed with the Lyric Opera of Chicago; New York City Opera; L’Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, France; Theater Basel in Switzerland; Norwegian Royal Opera House of Oslo; the Mississippi Opera Association; and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. O’Steen, who received his undergraduate and advanced music degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi, is an organist and choirmaster at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Jackson. Call 662-873-2226.

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Evelyn White, 96 and dressed to the nines, sits in her apartment at Belmont Gardens.

At 96, Evelyn White’s still lookin’ sharp he was in a wheelchair, and she wasn’t wearing shoes — but she was dressed to the nines in a pink blouse, white slacks, pretty jewelry and her white hair beautifully coifed. Evelyn White’s friends wouldn’t expect to see her any other way. They say she’s a fashion plate, always has been. A few injuries haven’t changed her. She broke her hip two years ago when she fell getting out of the shower, pushed her lifeline button “and the ambulance was here before you could say scat.” Later, she had to have foot surgery, so she can’t wear shoes. “But I suffer no pain, and I’m not dizzy,” she said. “I don’t know how many different questions they (nurses and doctors) ask me, and I say ‘no’ to all of them.” Evelyn was born on Great Street in Vicksburg 96 years ago, on April 14, 1914, but her twin sister, Helen, had made her entry the day before. “Dr. Bonelli delivered her and then forgot about me,



and when he came back after midnight, I was there,” she said. “I was blue, and he had to blow breath into me — and I’m still here.” Evelyn’s twin sister died when they were 4. She remembers them playing together, and said though their names didn’t rhyme, “both had l’s and n’s.” When she was 5, her sister Vivian was born, then after another five years, a baby brother joined the family. At age 8, she had an abscessed tooth, and Dr. Tilghman went to their home to pull it — and cracked her jawbone. Her father refused to allow surgery because it would leave a scar, but later a New Orleans surgeon operated from the inside “and for two years, it looked like this,”

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Evelyn Conti White, left, in her early 30s, on her wedding day; at right, White stands with her dog, Leroy Lijah Brown, in the 1980s. Evelyn said, puffing out her right cheek. “They called me candy ball.” It was probably during some of her childhood illnesses that she learned to love to read, for while suffering from malaria, which she had several times and was often out of school, she almost wore out the family’s set of “The Book of Knowl-

edge,” reading everything in them, “but I didn’t retain it all.” She grew up in an Italian family. Her maiden name was Conti, and her mother was a Palmer from Bolton, “though her real name was Palmeri, but they didn’t understand Italian over there.” The Contis were from Naples, the Palmeris from Sicily.

“Uncle Nick had a tailoring company here, and my father was in the cleaning business, so I changed clothes four times a day. I’d do it now, but it’s a little harder since I broke my hip.” She always had a passion for pretty clothes, and among her possessions is See White, Page C2.

Evelyn White recently asked her granddaughter if she knew any women over 90 who still wore eye shadow. She said she didn’t. ‘Well, I’m not going without it, and I’m not going without my earrings,’ Evelyn told her. ‘Absolutely not.’ Of course not — no one would recognize her if she weren’t dressed to the nines!


Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

Gallery in Bay St. Louis to host oil spill fundraiser Gallery 220 and Clay Creations in Bay St. Louis will host a fundraiser Wednesday to help with Gulf oil spill cleanup efforts. The event, at the gallery at Toulme and Main streets, will feature live entertainment, food, a silent auction and a raffle for a chance to win works by Bay St. Louis artist Lori K. Gordon. Admission is $5, and proceeds will go to Audubon Society volunteer efforts in the April 20 spill. Call Jenise McCardell at 228-466-6347 or Gordon at 228342-0877.

Atlanta Symphony seeking singers The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is hosting a vocal competition. It offers a chance to sing with the symphony. Atlanta Symphony Songster 2010 is open to ages 18 and older, and contestants may enter by uploading a two-minute video of them singing “Over the Rainbow” to by

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host an event by pastor and comedian Dennis Swanberg during its 2010 student/ parent convocation Aug. 21. Swanberg will give a motivational speech while performing a comedy routine in the 2 p.m. event at First Baptist Church of Clinton, 100 E. College St. Swanberg, the author of eight books, received his master’s and doctorate in divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He has led various churches, including First Baptist in West Monroe.

from staff reports Wednesday. Three finalists will be chosen by Aug. 4 to sing in an Aug. 14 symphony concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. First prize also includes two round-trip tickets to New York, one hotel room and two concert tickets to an Oct. 30 symphony show. For more information, call 404-733-4200 or visit www.

Bike MS will end at Vicksburg inn The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host its semiannual Bike MS: Bike to the Battlefield in October. The bike route will begin Oct. 9 at the Clinton Baptist Healthplex on Clinton Parkway and will end at Battlefield Inn on North Frontage Road in Vicksburg. The weekend-long event will feature a pool party and banquet at Battlefield Inn,

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“Full Moon Egret” — a painting by Lori K. Gordon, whose works will be up for grabs in a Gulf oil spill fundraiser set for Wednesday in Bay St. Louis and conclude with a Sunday morning devotional and breakfast. Cyclists can choose from a 35-mile, 75-mile or 150-mile route, all featuring rest stops and massages. Registration is $30 for individuals through Sept. 9, $40 from Sept. 10 to Oct. 8 and

$50 the day of ride. Team rates are also available. Visit or call 601-856-5831.

Comedic preacher set for MC event Mississippi College will

Katrina tree art set for Coast exhibit The Jackson County Welcome Center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is presenting an exhibit of wood sculptures by Gulf Coast artist Marlin Miller. The exhibit features wood carvings of coastal wildlife. Miller is an award-winning sculptor who received national recognition for sculptures carved from oak

trees damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The welcome center, open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is located at the MississippiAlabama border at exit 75 on Interstate 10 westbound in Moss Point. Call 866-SEEMISS or visit www.

Fishing club seeks youths for tourney The Association of the Louisiana Bass Clubs is accepting registration for its 26th annual youth tournament Aug. 7 at Cotile Lake Park Landing in Alexandria. Participants will be divided into two age groups, 3 to 8 and 9 to 14. Fish classes are bass, bream and white perch. The entry fee is $5 per child, and includes T-shirt and participation trophies. Trophies will also be given to first, second and third place winners. A free Zebco rod and reel will be given to the first 600 entrants. Call 318-448-4225 or 318-4450897.

local events & ENTERTAINMENT Summer Benefit Bash

2-6 p.m. Saturday; Jackson Convention Complex, 105 E. Pascagoula St.; $40 at the door, $35 in advance; $60 VIP tickets; designated driver tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door; Ticketmaster outlets, or The Bulldog in Ridgeland; 800-745-3000 or

structor; dance is free; lunch: $7.89 for Goldie’s Express and $7 for McAllister’s; Johnny Bellar concert: 6 p.m. Aug. 13; free; A Katrina Retrospect: 2-4 p.m. Aug. 21; featuring works by local artists, photographers and authors; free; Mixed media workshop: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 21; Elke Briuer, instructor; $45 for members, $50 for nonmembers, supplies included; Fourday portrait-drawing workshop: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Jackson artist Jerrod Partridge, instructor; $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers; supplies included; space limited to 12; River Kids after-school art camp: begins Aug. 26; Karen Biedenharn and Kathy Gibson, instructors; for students in first through sixth grades; free, but space limited.

Mississippi Writers Guild

Westside Theatre Foundation

Annual conference; 3:30-9 p.m. Aug. 6 and 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Aug. 7; Riverwalk Casino Hotel on Warrenton Road; workshops, speakers, panel discussions and critique sessions; $125 for MWG members, $144 for nonmembers; discounts for groups, students and seniors; 601-638-7235 or

“Always...Patsy Cline”: 2 this afternoon; Coral Room at The Vicksburg on Clay Street; tickets: $10, seating limited to 80; reservations: 601-618-9349.

2 p.m. Saturday; various artists playing to help victims of Gulf oil spill; Duff’s Tavern & Grill and the Upper End Lounge, Washington Street; tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at door; 601-638-8828.

Top of the Hops Beer Festival

Clash in the Kitchen Aug. 12 at Vicksburg Convention Center; cook-off to benefit Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Association; tickets: $40 at the door or from Amanda Fontaine, 601-540-2995.

Vicksburg Farmers’ Market 8-11 a.m. Saturdays and 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays; parking lot of LD’s Kitchen on Mulberry Street.

Vicksburg National Military Park Fridays-Tuesdays: Living History Program, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; cannon firings, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., additional firing at 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Fridays-Sundays: walking tours every 30 minutes; $8 per car entry fee for one week or $20 for annual pass; 601636-0583.

Southern Cultural Heritage Center Reservations required for each event: 601-631-2997 or info@; Photography workshop: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Ron Klages, instructor; $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers; bring film, camera and batteries; Beginners lace workshop: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; Leslie Tedder, instructor; $35 for members, $40 for nonmembers, bring 135 yards of DK weight yarn and size 6 knitting needles; Let’s Dance: ballroom exhibition and dance social; 1 p.m. Aug. 1; James Frechette, in-

Vicksburg Theatre Guild “Gold in the Hills”: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and younger; group rates: $7 and $4, respectively; all events at Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601636-0471 or

Book-signings Robert Dalby: 4 p.m. Aug. 6, “A Piggly Wiggly Wedding”; Kathleen Koch: noon Aug. 11, “Rising From Katrina: How My Mississippi Hometown Lost It All and Found What Mattered”; Lorelei Books, 1103 Washington St.; 601-634-8624.

Jackson Zoo Splash & Slide water area Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Aug. 15; 2918 W. Capitol St.; summer fee: $7.25 for adults, $4.50 for ages 2 to 12 and free for younger than 2 and Friends of the Zoo; 601-352-2580 or www. •

Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St. 601-638-1000, • Glenn Williams — Variety/country; tonight and Tuesday-Aug. 1 at Cabaret Lounge; free. • Band X — Variety; Friday-Saturday at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free. • Shabang — Variety; Aug. 3-8 at Cabaret Lounge; free.

• Dr. Zarr’s Funkmonster — Variety/funk; Aug. 6-7 at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free. • The Fortunes — Oldies; Aug. 10-15 and 17-22 at Cabaret Lounge; free. • Brian McKnight — R&B; 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Bottleneck Blues Bar; $50-$60; must be 21.

DiamondJacks Casino, 3990 Washington St., 601-636-5700, • The Rainmakers — 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday; Fantasy Pit Stage; free. • Mo’ Money — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 6-7; Fantasy Pit Stage; free.

LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St., 601-636-9838 • 8:30 p.m. Monday — Blue Monday Band; call for cover. • 8:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday — Central Mississippi Blues Society Band, local artists; free. • 7 p.m. each first and third Tuesday — Sounds Unlimited; free.

Eddie Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company, 1100 Washington St., 601-638-1571 • 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays — Open mic. • 7-10 p.m. Thursday — ladies’ night; free for women. • 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Band TBA; call for cover.

Jacques’ Cafe at Battlefield Inn, 4137 N. Frontage Road, 601-638-5811 • 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday — Karaoke in the lounge; free. • 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Richard Ahlvin; call for cover.

Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge, 4451 Clay St., 601-636-3761 • 7-10 p.m. Wednesday — Keith and Steve; lounge; free. • 9:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Easy Eddie; lounge; call for cover.

Roca Restaurant & Bar 127 Country Club Drive, 601-638-0800 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays — Ben Shaw; free.

White Continued from Page C1. a handsome slip sewn by her mother, bordered with detailed embroidery, which she made when she was 17, before she got married. It’s still in pristine condition. “I wore it once as a wedding dress,” when she was in her teens in a competition at a skating rink, her date posing as the groom “and we won the prize. No one knew where I got that wedding dress.” Sewing wasn’t a talent Evelyn enjoyed, for she made her own outfits “only once or twice and wore them only once.” One ensemble was pink gingham with matching gloves and high heels. She wore it to the Hotel Vicksburg to listen to the orchestra. When she was a girl, the family moved a few blocks to South Street, which was basically a Jewish neighborhood with the Presbyterian Church in the middle. One neighbor, Mrs. Hughes Mendel, made quite an impression, for she was always elegant in either pink

or white and had beautiful blonde curls that Evelyn said “she washed in champagne. She had a carriage and a footman.” Evelyn is virtually a living city directory from bygone years, and she said, “If you had time, I could tell you about every store on Washington Street and everybody who owned them.” She laughs about the time when she was 17 and appeared on stage at the old Walnut Street Theatre, later renamed the Saenger, when she danced to “Dancing the Devil Away” in a production arranged by instructor Glen Chandler Jones. Just before the curtain went up, Mrs. Jones was dipping a comb into a glass of water, then combing Evelyn’s hair to make it stay in place, “and the water ran all down the back of my red satin pants — so I couldn’t turn around on stage.” It was an entrance actress Loretta Young later claimed as her trademark on TV — but Evelyn did it first. Evelyn’s father died when

she was only 40, five years after they had moved to Main Street. Evelyn went to St. Francis all of her school years, learning the skills needed for secretarial work. Her first job was for nine doctors at the Sanitarium. “I loved it,” she said. “I’d still be there if they had paid me anything, but they didn’t need me that much.” She later worked for the Mississippi River Commission, where she retired in 1975. But she wasn’t through working. She had two golden retrievers she walked in the park every day, “had been doing it for seven years, and one day Tony Franco saw me and said, ‘Evelyn, Father Egan needs a secretary.’ It was Christmas week. I said, ‘Well, I’m retired. I walk my dogs every day and go to the beauty shop. I don’t have time.’” Franco urged her to go and talk to Egan, “which was in 1982, and I was there until two years ago, when I broke my hip.” She worked for a battery of priests.

Evelyn was 32 when she married Jasper “Jack” White. They met right after World War II, when she and friends went to Tuminello’s Restaurant to celebrate someone’s birthday. “When I got out of the car, I saw through the window four men sitting at a table, and I commented that I liked the looks of the back of one man’s head — and I married him.” They began dating when he asked her to go to the Rainbow Club with him, a place they often frequented, “and I married him because I got tired of staying out all night.” The wedding was in Jackson, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Fowler, on the Road of Remembrance. To Jack and Evelyn were born two children, Martin and Evelyn. Jack, who had heart and kidney problems, died in 1970. Evelyn has always enjoyed writing poetry, penning lines “about just about everybody I know” just for fun, something she began when she

was young. She wrote the following about one of her golden retrievers: “His name is Leroy Lijah Brown, The prettiest dog in my hometown. Eight years old, and good as gold. Likes to hunt, likes to swim, I cater to his every whim. You know why Leroy dotes on me? ’Cause he thinks I’m family.” She entered the bit of doggerel in a dog food contest and said, “I thought I was going to win $25,000 and get to ride in the Macy’s parade,” and she did make it to the semi-finals. She saw the parade two years ago — but she wasn’t riding in it. She loves to travel — has seen much of Europe and this country — but the trip to Knoxville two years ago was not exactly a vacation. She had just broken her hip, and her son, Martin, came to get her and take her home with

him to Knoxville. A broken hip didn’t slow her much, and she told Martin, “ I’ve never been to Boston,” so with family and friends they went to snowy New York where they stayed a week, seeing the sights, but never making it to Boston. Evelyn remained in Knoxville for two years, then came home to Vicksburg. Evelyn has an apartment at Belmont Gardens, and her granddaughter takes her where she needs to go, including Mass each week at St. Paul, where she was christened 96 years ago. She recently asked her granddaughter if she knew any women over 90 who still wore eye shadow. She said she didn’t. “Well, I’m not going without it, and I’m not going without my earrings,” Evelyn told her. “Absolutely not.” Of course not — no one would recognize her if she weren’t dressed to the nines! •

Gordon Cotton is an author and historian who lives in Vicksburg.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

Lindsay Shay Taylor Engaged to marry Mathew Aaron Mixon

Samantha Leighann Tarnabine Engaged to marry Timothy Neil Tench


Jane Nichole Foster Engaged to marry Joseph Edwards Theobald

Miss Taylor to marry Tarnabine and Tench Miss Foster to marry Mr. Mixon on Aug. 14 to recite vows Sept. 5 Theobald on Sept. 17 Mr. and Mrs. Julius Roe Taylor Jr. of Charleston are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsay Shay, to Mathew Aaron Mixon of Brandon. Mr. Mixon is the son of Sherry Lea Mixon of Brandon and Stanley Ray Mixon of Winnsboro, La. Miss Taylor is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William D. Havens Sr., the late Mary Agnus Sherman Taylor and the late Julius Roe Taylor Sr. Mr. Mixon is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Rosco W. Lea of Brookhaven and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Aaron May of Winnsboro. The bride-elect is an honor

graduate of Strider Academy and Delta State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and nutrition. Miss Taylor is a registered dietitian at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The prospective groom is an honor graduate of Brandon High School and Delta State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in commercial aviation. Mr. Mixon is head coach for the Vicksburg Swim Association. Vows will be exchanged at 6 p.m. Aug. 14, 2010, at the B’nai B’rith Literary Club of Vicksburg. A reception will follow in the club’s Grand Ballroom.

The engagement of Samantha Leighann Tarnabine to Timothy Neil “Tim” Tench, both of Dallas, is announced today. The wedding will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 5, 2010, at Park Restaurant in Dallas. A reception will follow. Miss Tarnabine is the daughter of Joseph Tarnabine and the late Anita Tarnabine of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tarnabine Sr. and Charlene Short and the late Stanley Short of Vicksburg. Mr. Tench is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timm Tench of Baton Rouge and Belinda Gandy of Hattiesburg. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tench and Norma Butler and the late Jay Butler of Hurley.

The bride-elect is a 1998 graduate of Warren Central High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002 from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was a member of the Public Relations Student Association. Miss Tarnabine is a marketing analyst for Pizza Hut Inc. The prospective groom is a 1997 graduate of Van Cleave High School. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2001 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 2002, both from Millsaps College. He was a member of the varsity football team and Kappa Sigma fraternity. Mr. Tench is a project manager for EMJ Corporation.

Mr. and Mrs. V.G. Foster of Gulfport announce the engagement of their daughter, Jane Nichole “Nikki” of Hattiesburg to Joseph Edwards Theobald, also of Hattiesburg. Miss Foster is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Foster of Ocean Springs and Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Ziminski of Gulfport. Mr. Theobald is the son of Rosalie G. Theobald and the late Richard L. Theobald. He is the grandson of Marion H. Theobald and the late Louis R. Theobald and Josephine S. Gilliland and the late Harry H. Gilliland Sr., all of Vicksburg. The bride-elect graduated from Gulfport High School in 2001 and Meridian Community

College in May 2009. Miss Foster is a dental hygienist for Dr. M.L. Griffin III in Hattiesburg. The prospective groom graduated from St. Aloysius High School in 2003 and the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007. Mr. Theobald is an agent and registered representative for New York Life Insurance Company in Hattiesburg, an affiliate of the Mississippi General office. The wedding will be Sept. 17, 2010, in St. Lucia. The couple will be honored in the fall with a reception in Vicksburg.

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Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Sullivan Jr. in 1940

Sullivans to celebrate Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Sullivan Jr. will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on July 29, 2010. They were married and

still reside in Vicksburg. The Sullivans have four sons, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The Vicksburg Post will publish an engagement announcement before the wedding date. The Sunday before the wedding, we will list your wedding in a roundup of those planned for the week. The wedding writeup and photo will run, as space allows, as soon as possible after the wedding. Wedding information submitted more than two months after the ceremony is too late for use. There is no charge to publish any of the announcements submitted within our time limits. Brides who submit information past the deadline or who wish to include additional details not requested on our forms (such as dress descriptions or decorations) may do so at a cost of 50 cents per word. A $100 fee will be charged to include a photo if the information is posted after our deadline. Information for engagement and wedding announcements should be submitted on forms provided by The Vicksburg Post. They are available at the newspaper office, 1601 N. Frontage Road, or online at Forms should be filled out in full, typewritten when possible or legibly written. A phone number on the form is required. Photos of the bride or couple should be close-ups when possible; unfiltered, glossy images in 5-by-7 or 4-by-6 reproduce best. Inferior quality photos will be refused. For more information, call 601-636-4545, ext. 131.

George and Dot Hambright

Hambrights celebrate George and Dot Hambright celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday. They were married in Port Gibson and are the parents of four children: Billy, Dottie, Douglas and the late Eddie

Hambright. They also have five grandchildren, Rodney, Jamie, Chase, Nicole and Hunter, and four great-grandchildren, Troy, Jaidyn, Cruz and Logan.

Hurley couple honored for 50th Hurrington to marry Richardson Jimmy G. and Sandra Z. Hurley were honored Saturday by their children with a dinner celebration for their 50th wedding anniversary at the Nogales House of Vicksburg. They were married July 22, 1960, at the National Baptist Memorial Church in Washington, D.C., where he was stationed at Fort Belvoir in Virginia at the Nuclear Power Plant School, and she was employed by the C.I.A. Mr. Hurley is the son of the late Arvie Glenn Hurley and Mary Surratt Hurley of Corinth. He retired from the Air Force as a SMSgt. in 1982 after 27 years of service. He was hired by Entergy at the Nuclear Power Plant in Port Gibson and retired in 1995. He enjoys golfing. Mrs. Hurley is the daughter of Ruth Sublette Zumwalt and the late Ivin Clark Zumwalt of Montgomery City, Mo. She left the C.I.A. and is an avid bowler and gardener. The Hurleys are the parents of Mike and Suzanne Hurley

Jimmy and Sandra Hurley of Vicksburg, Steve and Lisa Hurley of Fond-du-Lac, Wis., Karen and Bob Sobczyk of Henderson, Nev., David and Shanna Hurley of Columbia,

Md., and Pamela and Buzz Mansfield of Crowley, La. They also have 10 grandchildren.

Nichole LaTrece Hurrington and Odell Richardson, both of Houston, Texas, will be married at 7:30 p.m. July 30, 2010, at the Wayne Johnson Center in LaMarque, Texas. A reception will follow. Miss Hurrington is the daughter of Randy and Michele Hurrington of Big Springs, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Tommy and Jessie Domino of LaPorte, Texas. Mr. Richardson is the son of Levan and Luwettica Richardson of Alvin, Texas. He is the grandson of the late Mack and Willie Richardson and the late Kanand and Mary Brooks, all of Vicksburg. The bride-elect is a graduate of Big Springs High School and the University of Houston, where she received a bachelor’s degree.

Nichole LaTrece Hurrington Engaged to marry Odell Richardson Miss Hurrington is employed with the Pasadena School District. The prospective groom is a graduate of Alvin High School

and attended Prairie View A&M College. Mr. Richardson is employed with the Texas Department of Transportation.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

Mr. Britt, Miss Haulman recite vows June 5

Allison Blair Ables Engaged to marry Corey Michael Hudson

Miss Ables to marry Mr. Hudson Sept. 18 Richard and Betty Ables of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Blair, to Corey Michael Hudson. Mr. Hudson is the son of Tamra King of Gilbert, La. and Michael Hudson of Vicksburg. Miss Ables is the granddaughter of Hazel Ables and the late Robert Ables and the late Lucille Ryals, all of Vicksburg. Mr. Hudson is the grandson of the late Howard and Dorothy Hudson, Kathrine Jones and the late Willie Warnock and Beatrice Warnock, all of Vicksburg. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Vicksburg High School, where she received the Gator Award and was a member of Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society and Color Guard/Mississippi Lions All-State Band. She received a Bachelor of Accounting degree from

Mississippi State University, where she was a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda honor society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Miss Ables is a contract specialist intern at the Engineering Research and Development Center. The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Vicksburg High School, where he played baseball and was a member of the Key Club. He received his certificate of electrical technology from Hinds Community College, where he was a member of the Honor Society. Mr. Hudson is an equipment and controls technician with Kinder Morgan. Vows will be exchanged at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 2010, at Hawkins United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the Elks Lodge. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Kenneth Rock Britt and Jennifer Leigh Haulman were married at 6:30 p.m. June 5, 2010, at First Baptist Church Chapel in Jackson. Dr. Gordon Harold Sansing officiated at the candlelight ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Raymer Haulman of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of Cecil Breaux Haulman and the late Clement Raymer Haulman of Gainesville, Fla.; the late Lucille Babineaux Taber of Lafayette, La.; and the late Edward William Taber of Garland, Texas. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kenneth Britt of Wesson. He is the grandson of Dixie Nell Griffith Walker and the late Walter Edward Walker and the late Charles Monvil Britt, all of Wesson, and the late Mildred Williams Britt Bardwell of McComb. Nuptial music was presented by the Jackson String Quartet and Barbara Hutchins, pianist. Soloists were Elizabeth Marie Haulman, cousin of the bride, and Dr. Gordon Sansing. Given in marriage by her father, the bride’s chosen colors were ivory and glacier blue. Maid of honor was Julie Maria Barnes of Petal. Bridesmaids were Catherine Ransom Bates of Hattiesburg, Emily Bonner Saffle of Purvis and Kelly Baker Stanford of Nashville, Tenn. Honorary bridesmaids were Georgia Leigh Boone and Kameron Elaine Dale, both of Hattiesburg; Jennifer Marciani Rushing of Ocean Springs; Jennifer Kidd Rabby of Pass Christian; Alicia Vorhaben Trahan of Mandeville, La.; and Rebecca Waugh King of Birmingham, Ala. Gary Allen Peets Jr. of Pearl served as best man. Groomsmen and ushers were James Justin Garner of Jackson;

Dykes, Norma Guidry, Janie Maher, Mona Maher and Clo Naomi. Weekend getaways The bride’s attendants and close friends honored her with a weekend getaway and shower in Orange Beach, Ala. The groom enjoyed a golf weekend on the Mississippi Gulf Coast hosted by his groomsmen. Dinner party A dinner party and sunset cruise on the lake at Canebrake was held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Conn in Hattiesburg. Showers Co-workers at Petal Upper Elementary honored the bride with a shower featuring gifts from her china registry. A bed and bath shower was held in the Hospitality Room of Magnolia State Bank in Petal. Hostesses were Shannon Anderson, Kelli Brown, Katie Charleville, Sharon Evans, Judy Stubblefield and Connie Wheat. A miscellaneous shower and brunch was held at Porches Restaurant in Wesson. Hostesses were Robin Brinson, Mandy Case, Ona Faye Case, Carrie Hemphill, Angie McLendon, Betty McLendon, Mary Love McInnis, Jennifer Parrish and Deona Wilson, sister of the groom. The bride was honored with a miscellaneous shower at Anchuca. Hostesses were Judy Allen, Lynn Baker, Debby Cain, Linda Caldwell, Jean Gann, Anne Gent, Peggy Gouras, Mary Hallberg, Kimberly Halloran, Joy Ann Hennessey, Cissy Hines, Cathy Lagg, Rita Mendrop, Lynda Oswalt, Sandra Peters, Josephine Peterson, Hester Pitts, Frances Stuart, Camille Thomas and Janet Yelverton.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rock Britt The bride is the former Jennifer Leigh Haulman Mark Edward Haulman, brother of the bride, of Nashville; and Derek Welter Peets of Sontag. The groom’s niece, Julianna Rose Wilson of Wesson, served as flower girl. Ring bearer was Joseph Hastings Saffle of Purvis. Program attendants were Lily Elaine Anderson of Petal and Catherine Grace Wilson, niece of the groom, of Wesson. Kim Davis Pittman served as the bride’s proxy. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at Fairview Inn. Guests were entertained by the dance band Reliance of Memphis.

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After a wedding trip to Savannah, the couple is at home in Ridgeland. The bride is employed by the Madison County School District, and the groom is employed by Entergy Mississippi. Rehearsal dinner On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a dinner in honor of the bride and groom at The Auditorium Restaurant in Jackson. Luncheon The bride and her attendants were honored with a bridesmaids’ luncheon on the day of the wedding at Sophia’s Restaurant at Fairview Inn. Hostesses were Gail Billeaud, Jody

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Miss Mathes to marry Mr. Andrews Aug. 28 Ray and Cindy Mathes of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Reigne of Brandon, to Clinton Michael Andrews, also of Brandon. Mr. Andrews is the son of Billy Andrews and the late Carol Andrews of Clarksdale. Miss Mathes is the granddaughter of Dean and Nellie Caldwell, Jessie and Mary Ann Mathes and the late Susie Sibley, all of Vicksburg; Vella Morris and the late Edgar Morris of Grenada; and Faye Caldwell and the late Vance Caldwell of Booneville. Mr. Andrews is the grandson of the late Homer and Louise Andrews and Virginia Murphy and the late Arvy Murphy, all of Clarksdale.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Vicksburg High School, where she was a member of the Beta Club, softball team and Mu Alpha Theta. She attended Mississippi State University, where she was a member of the University Christian Student Center. Miss Mathes is employed with Kalalou. The prospective groom is a graduate of Clarksdale High School, where he was a member of Mu Alpha Theta. Mr. Andrews is employed with Red River Specialties. The wedding will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 28, 2010, at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. A reception will follow. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

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Annie Mae Stanford will be honored with a 100th birthday party Saturday at First Church of the Nazarene, Wisconsin Avenue. A potluck luncheon will begin at noon, followed by a celebration at 2. All friends and family are invited to attend. Mrs. Stanford was born July 27, 1910, in Red Lick, Miss. She has one son, five grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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Bulletin board Achievements • The Warren CountyVicksburg Public Library has received a $1,500 grant from International Paper. The library requested grant funds to purchase high interest books for its Young Adult collection.

In attendance • Ann Avery Burrell, a 2010 graduate of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland, was one of 12 Presidential Scholars who participated in a two-week Ann Avery Student LeadBurrell ers Exchange in China led by the National Committee on U.S.-China relations. They visited Beijing, Changsha and Zhengzhou, where they stayed with host families, took part in cultural activities and studied the environment, culture and foreign policy. She is the daughter of Jack and Virginia Burrell of Vicksburg. • Andy Bell, Robert Arledge and John Phillips attended the Mississippi Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar in Jackson. They are students at St. Aloysius High School.

Scholarships • Candace Lambert, a graduate of ChamberlainHunt Academy graduate and resident of Claiborne County, is the first recipient of the Rosalyn Candace LaCoya ColeLambert man Memorial Scholarship totaling $2,500. The scholarship will be awarded annually to residents of Claiborne or Warren County who have been accepted to a 2- or 4-year collegiate institution within the State of Mississippi. She will attend Mississippi College in Clinton and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Lambert. • Bonita Barnes and Dayton Gamble, St. Aloysius High School graduates, have received Christopher L. Robinson/ Stacy Coleman Memorial Scholarships from the Bonita U.S. Special Barnes Forces Association Chapter 79. Barnes, the daughter of John a n d Ju d g e Vicki Barnes, r e c e ive d a $1,000 award and Gamble, Dayton the daughGamble ter of Janet Dorbeck and the late David Gamble, received a $750 award. Applicants wrote an essay on the topic of “What Patriotism Means to Me.”

Upcoming events Vicksburg High School — Orientation: seniors and sophomores, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday; juniors, 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday; freshmen, 6 p.m. Thursday; new student registration, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Warren Central High School — Locker distribution, 8 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Wednesday, Career Center; freshman orientation, 6 p.m. Aug. 2. Beechwood Elementary — Kindergarten orientation, 5 p.m. Aug. 3; Meet the Teachers for grades 1-6, 5:30-6:30; school supplies may be taken. ACT Assessment Review Courses — Mississippi College campus; test mechanics/ reading, 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 14; grammar, 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 14; math, 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 28; science, 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 28; cost, $20 per session; registration deadline, Aug. 4; academics/ce or 601-925-3265 for more information.



forms proviDed through area hospitalS LaShanta NaCole Strong announces the birth of an 8-pound, 4-ounce son, D’Erick Devian Taylor Strong, on June 10, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparent is Diana Strong. • Willie James Mosley Jr. and Angel D. Goodman announce the birth of a 6-pound, 6-ounce son, James Jayden Mosley, on June 11, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Lillian Mosley, James Mosley Sr., Barbara Goodman and Edward Goodman. • Walter D. Watson and Yolanda Faye Knox announce the birth of a 6-pound, 12-ounce son, Walter Dele’Rante Watson Jr., on June 11, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Freddie Lee Knox of Grace and Walter and Mary Stewart of Anguilla. • Allen L. and LeeAnna Kilburn Lyons announce the birth of a 6-pound, 10-ounce daughter, Adelyn Marie, on June 14, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Sherwood and Melissa Lyons, Bruce Kilburn and Barbara Antoine. • Kenneth A. Knight Jr. and Lugenia Fuller announce the birth of a 5-pound, 15-ounce daughter, Kenya Abriel Knight, on June 14, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Dorothy and Albert Fuller Sr. and Casandra and Kenneth Knight Sr. • Marquis L. Bland and Ashley E. Smith announce the birth of a 6-pound, 11-ounce son, King Shakir Bland, on June 14, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Levader Bland, John Fitzgerald Wince, Julia Ford and Eddie Ford. • April McMorris announces the birth of 7-pound son, Pres-

ley Kyle McMorris, on June 16, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Jerry and Gina McMorris. • Joseph D. Parson and Candiance N. Burks announce the birth of a 6-pound, 9-ounce daughter, Kyeria Yvonne Parson, on June 18, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Ruby Burks, Naomi Parson and Jessie Warfield. Great-grandparents are Mable Burks and Eugene Burks. • Latasha Renee Cosey announces the birth of a 7-pound, 9-ounce daughter, Nakuri Shantiel Cosey, on June 18, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Dina Buchanan and Earl Welsy Cosey Jr. • Joshua M. and Karley K. Lawrence announce the birth of a 7-pound, 10-ounce daughter, Scarlet Vicktoria, on June 19, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Mardi and Danny Odom, Sandy Hudspeth and Mike Grover. • Donald C. and Krista K. Guynes announce the birth of a 5-pound, 9-ounce daughter, Julee Ann, on June 19, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Jerry and Debora Kinnebrew of Vicksburg and Donald and Gale Guynes of Terry. Great-grandparents are Jerry and Marjorie Kinnebrew and Ruby Krueger of Vicksburg. • Eric A. Phillips and Shemeka R. Burns announce the birth of a 6-pound, 5-ounce son, Eric Elias Phillips, on June 19, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Liza and Clyde Burns and Sonya and Charles Ross Phillips. • Thomas Calvin and Jalisa Martin announce the birth of


released by armed services Thomas P. Setser, a local attorney, has been recalled to active duty in support of Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom serving with the U.S. Navy. He will be Thomas P. attached to Setser Commander Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group Forward out of Cheatam Annex, Williamsburg, Va. A 1991 graduate of St. Aloysius High School, he attended Hinds Community College, received a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and a juris doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law. He was commissioned a Naval officer in March 1998 and began active duty in 1999 at Naval Justice School, Newport, RI. He has served at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., and aboard the USS George Washington. He affiliated with the Navy Reserve in 2004 and was promoted to lieutenant commander in 2006. He is married to Renea Setser and has three children. He is the son of Beverly and John Piazza of Vicksburg and Perry and Linda Setser of Florida and the grandson of Charles Louis and Joyce Piazza of Texas and Martha Gordon of Mississippi. Roxanne L. Pitts has graduated from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala., and has been appointed to the rank of warrant officer one. She completed an intense sixweek course, receiving training in leadership skills, Army customs, tactics, drill and ceremonies, ethics, physical fitness and decision-making. She will serve as a property book officer assigned to the 412th Theater Engineer Command. She is the daughter of Eugene R. and Shirley A. Markel of Vicksburg.

Air Force Airman Matthew K. Mattson has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He completed an eight-week Matthew K. program that Mattson included training in military discipline, physical fitness and basic warfare principles. He also earned credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. A 2008 graduate of Vicksburg High School, he is the son of Marsha Pecanty. Army Spec. Antonio T. Calvin has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of Iraqi Freedom. The soldier is a member of the 3rd Adjutant General Personnel. Calvin is a human resources specialist and is the son of Eddie Calvin Jr. and Annie M. Houston, both of Vicksburg. Army Pvt. Markita S. Williams has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, she studied the Army mission, military courtesy, physical fitness, first aid, marksmanship and field tactics. A 2004 graduate of South Delta High School, she is the daughter of Margaret Williams of Rolling Fork. Army Pfc. Andrew J. Rodgers II has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of Iraqi Freedom. The soldier is a member of the 3rd Adjutant General Personnel Center and is a human resource specialist. A 2008 graduate of Vicksburg High School, he is the son of Andrew J. and Atonia A. Rodgers of Vicksburg.

a 4-pound, 14-ounce daughter, Makayla Calvin, on June 20, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Brenda Calvin, Thomas Albert, Patricia Martin and Willie Dotson Sr. • Brison A. Hill and KaToya R. Johnson announce the birth of a 7-pound, 1-ounce son, Brison Armard Hill Jr., on June 21, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Rodell Morgan of Tallulah, Kimela Johnson and Samuel Hill of Vicksburg and the late Constella Hill. The baby is welcomed by a sister, Joh’Naya Hill. • William Brian and Jenny Lynn Sullivan announce the birth of a 6-pound, 3-ounce daughter, Lynzie Brianna, on June 21, 2010, at St. DominicJackson Memorial Hospital. Maternal grandparents are George and Brenda Jones. Paternal grandparents are Marion and Donna Sullivan. The baby is welcomed by five sisters, Jenna, Amber, Kelsey, Georgia and Morgan. • Arthur Green and Janie McDaniels announce the birth of a 7-pound, 11-ounce son, Haiden Tristen Arzine Green, on June 22, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Barbara Green and Arthur Lee Green of Lorman and Natasha Washington and Frank Washington of Hermanville. • Christopher Neil and Kathryn J. Ferrell announce the birth of an 8-pound, 2-ounce daughter, Frances Kathryn, on June 22, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Gary Grey and the late Candee Grey. Paternal grandparents are Vicki Jefcoat and the late Micky Ferrell. • Eliezer Beamen and Lisa Thomas announce the birth of a 6-pound, 6-ounce son,

Eliezer Beamen, on June 24, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Beulah Thomas, Shelia L. Parks, John Parks III, Edward Davis, Jessie Lumpkins Jr., Lucinda Wilson and Mary Davis. • Brandon M. Billings and Jessica N. Stuart announce the birth of a 5-pound, 14-ounce daughter, Emilee Reese Stuart, on June 24, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Rebecca Hay, Todd Stuart, Rayzine and Roger Dale and Claude and Laurie Billings. • Kendrick R. Parker and ShaRonda G. Rankin announce the birth of a 7-pound, 5-ounce son, KenShod Raymon Parker, on June 26, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Annie Odom, Glen Rankin, Eddie Ray Parker and Linda Buie, all of Port Gibson. • Micheal C. Fair Jr. and A n d r e a J . B r i d g ewa ter announce the birth of a 7-pound daughter, Mikayla Li’Nae Bridgewater, on June 27, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are the Rev. and Mrs. Anthony Bridgewater and Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie McCoy. • Shon E. Tait and Kayla D. Lowery announce the birth of a 6-pound, 13-ounce son, Shon Keegan Tait, on June 27, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Lance and Annette Lowery and Connie and Richard Tait. • Patrick and Shawn Lee of Bentonia announce the birth of a 7-pound, 2-ounce daughter, Laken Addison, on June 28, 2010, at River Oaks Hospital for Women in Jackson. Maternal grandparents are Bruce and Carol Mitchell of Marks. Paternal grandpar-

ents are Fred and Olivia Lee of Vicksburg. • Kendrick L. Tillman and NaKeshia S. Williams announce the birth of a 6-pound, 13-ounce son, Kendrick Lavell Tillman Jr., on July 1, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Rhonda and Eddie Gray Jr. and Roy and Yvonne Tillman. • Doug Barlow and Jessica Ward announce the birth of 7-pound, 2-ounce daughter, Payton Leigh Barlow, on July 1, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Robert and Addie Beyers and Paul and Linda Barlow. • Willie L. Jenkins Sr. and Juatica M. Stamps announce the birth of a 6-pound, 3-ounce son, Braylon Ramel Jenkins, on July 2, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Charles and Lelia Stamps. Paternal grandmother is Barbara White. • Claude and Laurie Billings of Anguilla announce the birth of a 5-pound, 15-ounce daughter, Savannah Leigh, on July 4, 2010, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Jerry and Brenda Grant. Paternal grandparents are Stan and Adel Boykin. • Walter L. Bruce Jr. and Jasmine O. Kelly announce the birth of a 6-pound, 12-ounce son, Walter Lee Bruce III, on July 5, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Shelia Kelly-Evans and Walter and Leeshon Bruce Sr. • Marcus J. and Edwina N. Brown announce the birth of a 5-pound, 15-ounce son, Marcus Jamal Brown Jr., on July 6, 2010, at River Region Medical Center.

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Vicksburg Post news editor Misty McDermitt snapped this photo at the Cypress Swamp, a stop along the Natchez Trace Parkway, near the Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Marion Baldwin of Vicksburg found a sign of days gone by too much to pass up. The painted ad on a Walnut Street building once clearly read “Snowdrift Perfect Shortening.”

Joseph Smith

Joseph Jackson

Martha Leese

Joseph Smith of Vicksburg found this hawk, which he described as a welcome backyard resident, practically posing for him.

Joseph Jackson of Vicksburg took this photo of a hooded oriole as it sat on a tree limb with what appeared to be a meal in its beak.

Martha Leese of Vicksburg sat and watched this flock of cedar wax wings drink to intoxication as they feasted on fermenting seeds.

GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT! The Vicksburg Post will accept for publication photos submitted by readers. The photos should be current and of interest to the public, either because of their subject matter or their oddity, or the photographic skill shown. These are the criteria that will be used in determining which photos will be published. Submitted photos should be accompanied by complete caption information and include a phone number for the photographer, which will not be published. Photos may be submitted electronically at, in person at Post Plaza or by mail to The Vicksburg Post, News photos, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182. 02. Public Service 2 GRAY LAP kittens, 8 weeks old, house pets, litter box trained. MUST take both. 601-529-2961 2 ORANGE MALE kittens, 2 Female tabby kittens, 10 weeks old. Has to go in pairs. 601-618-0877. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

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

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

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Maintenance Technician II The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5+ years experience in a manufacturing setting and the demonstrated ability to perform maintenance on hydraulic/pneumatic, electrical, mechanical, setup on a variety of production equipment including troubleshooting drives/controllers, repair circuits, industrial wiring and building maintenance. Stick and Tig welding are a plus. Lifting, climbing and continuous mental and visual attention required. The position supports 24/7 manufacturing operation and requires off shift or split shift hours one/two weeks per month. The candidate must have a two-year technical degree and/or High School diploma with technical certification.

Send resumes to:

Foam Packaging, Inc.

The Vicksburg

P.O. Box 1075, Vicksburg, MS 39181 or Fax: 601-636-2655. Apply in person Monday-Friday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm until position is closed. No telephone inquiries.

Post Classifieds.


Discover a new world of opportunity with

Has an Opening For

DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE • Do you enjoy food and beverage operations and want to be part of our senior management team? • Do you think you can manage multiple outlets and assure great guest service while properly controlling costs and labor? • Can you ensure all food & beverage areas are in compliance with health and safety standards? • If so, come by the Horizon and apply ( or apply online), we want to talk to you.

HOTEL MANAGER • We are looking for the right person to manager our beautiful 117-room hotel. • Can you manage the front desk, housekeeping and sales efforts? • Do you have the passion to assure each guest has a great time while staying at your hotel? • Can you communicate effectively and generate leads to get groups to stay at your hotel? • Do you have hotel management or supervisory experience? • If so, come by the Horizon and apply (or apply online), we want to talk to you. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits. Interested Applicants may apply Tuesday and Wednesday from 9AM through 3PM or apply online at www.horizonvicksburg

T h e Vi c k s b u r g P o s t C l a s s i f i e d s .

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118 Woodstone YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS SHOWPLACE! 4 BR/2.5B, spacious dining room, beautiful kitchen totally updated w/granite, stainless appl. Fabulous outdoor entertaining area with kidney shaped pool, hot tub, landscaping.

217 Brookwood Drive Great neighborhood, great school district, unbelievable price!!! Features include 2777sf, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, walk-in closets, two small bonus rooms (which can be used as an office and second living area), formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with oak cabinets, great room with fireplace, patio, central heating and air.

JONES & UPCHURCH, INC. Call Andrea at


family home was built at the turn of the century & has been lovingly updated. Upstairs & downstairs porches invite you into this special home. Features include; remodeled bathrooms & kitchen, gleaming hardwood floors, formal & family areas, a sun room, 4 generous bedrooms & an upstairs office.

& Coldwell Banker All Stars

Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.) KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

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

06. Lost & Found FOUND!! Black with tan eye brows, red collar, medium size. 601-638-4895. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg

LOST DOG! FEMALE YELLOW LABRADOR. 4 years old, has leash. Broke loose from Louisiana Welcome Center in Mound. Reward. 972922-2460 or email at


07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

CONFEDERATE RIDGE APARTMENTS now accepting applications for Maintenance Tech. Experience is a must! Call 601-638-0102, for information. DRIVER NEEDED MUST have CDL, DOT physical, drug screening, at least 5 years experience. Contact 601-307-7336.

DRIVERS NEEDED!! 1-877-285-8621 CALL M - F 8am-5pm DROP 3 SIZES in 10 minutes. No exercise, no diets, no surgery. 601-4157231or EARN EXTRA MONEY. Deliver the new AT&T Real Yellow Pages in the Vicksburg area. Full/ Part time, daily work, quick pay, must be 18+ years, have drivers license and insured vehicle. 800-422-1955 Ext. 4, 8:00am- 4:30pm MondayFriday. FULL-TIME RECEPTIONIST/ SECRETARY for law firm. Legal experience preferred, but not required. Excellent benefits. Please send resume with reference contact information included to: Dept. 3729, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182. HAIR STYLISTS NEEDED in very busy salon. Full clientèle provided. 601-6366611

EXPERIENCED NIGHT MANAGER SHIFT LEADERSKITCHEN/ RESTAURANT for Pizza Restaurant. DELIVERY DRIVERS needed with vehicle & insurance. Send resume to: 4102 East Clay St. Vicksburg, MS 39183 or e-mail to:

FEMALE WHITE BOXER and male Chocolate Labrador. Both approximately 3 years old, wandered away from home near Flowers exit. 662-571-1253 or

LOST! 11 MONTH old. Black and tan coon dog. Burnt House area. 601-6389193, 601-529-1942, 601529-6328

When you advertise in The Vicksburg Post Classifieds!

07. Help Wanted Class A CDL DRIVERS NEEDED 3 years min. driving experience. â&#x20AC;˘Local hauling â&#x20AC;˘Home Nights Perdido Trucking Service, LLC 251-470-0355 3164 Midtown Park South Mobile, Al 36606

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

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

Sanders Hollingsworth Builders

Lot 14 Pebble Beach


Come To Fairways! Build Your Dream Home Today! 1.66 Acre Lot. Priced at $32,000.


HARDWOOD LUMBER INSPECTOR. Southwest Mississippi. 601-445-8206.


   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " 25 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800/wk after local training with TDI. Job Ready in 15 days! No experience Necessary! Call Today!! 1-800-350-7364

225 Boundary Line Dr.

3774 Ring Road

3300 sq. ft. home built 2 years ago. Aprox. 20 acres fenced for horses, inground pool and 100x150 covered riding arena.

Affordable home, only $89,900. Well maintained brick home in south county.

REATHA CREAR & Coldwell Banker All Stars

Beverly McMillin 601-415-9179

601-831-1742 601-634-8928

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12. Schools & Instruction

14. Pets & Livestock

14. Pets & Livestock

14. Pets & Livestock

TUTORING. CERTIFIED K-6 retired teacher, flexible schedule, reasonalbe rates. 601-218-4320.

VICKSBURG WARREN HUMANE SOCIETY Hwy 61 S. â&#x20AC;˘ 601-636-6631

BLUE HAIR PIT bull puppies for sale. $150 with papers. 601-529-3298.

AKC/ CKC REGISTERED YORKIES, Poodles and Schnauzers $200 to $700! 601-218-5533,


Adopt Today!

Call the Shelter for more information.


AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES AKC Black and red tri males and females. (601)786-1964

HAY SQUARE BALES, pure Coastal Bermuda, $4. Common Bermuda mix, $3. landscaping, $2. 601-6362194.


35 Dogs 43 Cats 1 Horse

10. Loans And Investments

Highway 61 South



PEEK-A-POO PUPPIES. 7 weeks old, Champion breed, very small house dogs, 10 pounds maximum weight. Have shots and wormed. $150-$350 each. 601-738-2496.

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07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

JCPenney &YOU... APerfectFit We are looking for talented individuals to join our team in making Every Day Matter for our customers! FULL TIME Salon Leader Salon Stylist PART TIME Salon Stylist


Please direct all questions and / or resumes to: ChrisB@AndersonTully.Com 601-629-6787

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

YORKSHIRE TERRIER PUPPIES. CKC, 6 weeks old, 2 males, first shots. $400 each. 601-415-3420.

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

Come to the

Vicksburg Job Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

at the Vicksburg Convention Center BE PREPARED TO GET THE JOB YOU WANT!


Job Application/Interview/Resume Workshop Thursday, July 29, 2010 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Auditorium- Multipurpose Building Vicksburg Campus of Hinds Community College 755 Highway 27 South in Vicksburg Sponsored by: Hinds Community College and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security

To reserve a space call: 601-629-6850 or 601-629-6881

Be a Part of A Growing Entertainment Company. Under new management,

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. FULL TIME POSITIONS â?Ľ Surveillance Agent â?Ľ Cage Cashier â?Ľ Food Server


Flexible Hours â&#x20AC;˘ Benefits â&#x20AC;˘ Generous Merchandise Discount Career Growth Opportunities

Applicants MUST meet the following requirements: â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to run a Prentice Loader â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to run a Log Fork â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to identify various log species â&#x20AC;˘ Must have VALID CDL

15. Auction

August 3

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

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Anderson-Tully is currently accepting applications for a General Equipment Operator.

Foster a Homeless Pet!

DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T SHOP...

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Has Available for Adoption:

â&#x20AC;&#x153;WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.â&#x20AC;? The Federal Trade Commission says the only legitimate credit repair starts and ends with you. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Any company that claims to be able to fix your credit legally is lying. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

2735 Washington Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 â&#x20AC;˘ 601-638-6243

Real Estate McMillin And

Johnny Sanders 601-629-7808

601-634-8928 or 601-218-2489

Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860


Licensed by the State of MS & the City of Vicksburg



Convenient City location. 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, separate dining room. Livng, dining, hallway and bedrooms have hardwood flooring. New central heating and air conditioning system. Rear fenced yard. Priced to sell at $71, 500.


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


Is the one you love hurting you?

Jimmy Ball

1415 Baum Street This gracious

ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.




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$239,900 601-636-5947 or 601-415-4114

Over 32 years of experience put to work for you!


Just like NEW!! This immaculate home sits on a large corner lot!! Features incude 3 bdr, 2 bth, large bonus room over the garage, family room with wood stove, and updated kitchen with island that opens up to dining area.

Please apply in person or online: 3505 Pemberton SQ BLVD Vicksburg MS 39180


â?Ľ Table Game Dual Rate Supervisor â?ĽTable Games Dealer â?Ľ Food Server â?Ľ Cashier

Benefits Include 401K, Health, Medical, Dental, Vision, Company paid uniforms, employee meals. If interested in this position, please fax your Resume to Human Resources at 601-630-2026, or apply online at

Every Day Matters

JCPenney is an equal employment opportunity employer

Diesel Mechanic The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years experience. Requires knowledge of electrical systems, induction/ignition systems, and required DOT certs. Class A CDL a PLUS. Position is responsible for the repair and maintenance of vehicles/equipment.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate ability to diagnosis, rebuild and repair vehicles/equipment; perform inspections and preventative maintenance; prepare and maintain records. The position supports 24/7 delivery operation.

Send resumes to:

Foam Packaging, Inc. P.O. Box 1075, Vicksburg, MS 39181 or Fax: 601-636-2655. Apply in person Monday-Friday 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm until position is closed. No telephone inquiries. EOE M/F/H/V

Teachers, stay-at-home parents, college students, nurses. . . theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all delivering the newspaper in their spare time and earning extra income! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy - and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great way to earn extra cash.

! No Wonder Everybodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Doing It

To join The Vicksburg Post newspaper team you must be dependable, have insurance, reliable transportation, and be available to deliver afternoons Monday Friday and early mornings Saturday and Sunday.

Your Hometown Newspaper!

Openings Available in:

Oak Ridge & Delta, Louisiana areas

601-636-4545 ext. 181

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Sunday, July 25, 2010


Professional Quality at an Affordable Price 22 hp Kawasaki 50” Stamped Deck Reg. $3,399 SALE $


26 hp Kawasaki 60” Welded Deck Reg. $5,649 SALE $

4,999 24 hp Kawasaki 48” Welded Deck Reg. $4,499 SALE $

3,999 0% FOR 24 MONTHS or 1.9% FOR 36 MONTHS. *w.a.c.

Visit our website at • Buy where you can get Service & Parts!

COOK TRACTOR COMPANY Tractors, Mowers, and Equipment

680 Hwy. 80 • Vicksburg • 601-636-4641 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • Saturday 8:00 a.m. - Noon Cook Tractor Company’s 22 years of sales and service backed up by Gravely’s 93 years of manufacturing experience.

24 hp Kawasaki 48” Cut Commercial Reg. $7,329 SALE $


31 hp Kawasaki 60” Cut Commercial Reg. $9,399 SALE $



Sunday, July 25, 2010

17. Wanted To Buy CASH PAID FOR COINS, war relics, antique books and collectibles. Call 601618-2727. 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.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 2006 5X8 HAULMARK enclosed trailer. Like new, less than 5000 miles. $2,250 601-636-5402 before 8pm please. 5300 KODAK EASY Share printer, brand new, still in box, $80. 3000J Lenovo business computer, XP 1GB memory with speakers, used 1 month, $450. 601-634-6121, leave message. BOWFLEX POWERPRO Bowflex PowerPro XTL $500 -- Has everything, 310lb upgrade, cardio, strength builder, leg exerciser, LAT tower, rowing. Over $1600 worth of equipment. Used very little, good condition. All safety upgrades. 601-994-4003 CHOCLATE BROWN MICRFIBER couch. Excellent condition, like new. $350 or best offer. 601-636-8089. DEER PROCESSING EQUIPMENT. Everything you need to get started. $23,000 or best offer. Will not separate. 601-529-8702. 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. KING SIZE MEMORY foam mattress and box springs by Restonic- 6 months old Need firmer mattress. Great condition; Paid $1400 - have warranty papers - Will sell for $400 - PH# 636-0984. MISC. FOR SALE 1998 KAWASAKI 300 BAYOU 4X4 FOURWHEELER, GOOD CONDITION, NEW TIRES $1700.00 OBO 601-630-6853

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

24. Business Services FREE ESTIMATES

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



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

C heapest Prices in Town




D&D Tree Cutting, Trimming & Lawn Care Insured For Free Estimates, call “Big James” at 601-218-7782.

Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

19. Garage & Yard Sales

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

STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

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

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

24. Business Services River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168. TRACTOR WORK. BUSH hogging and box blade work. 601-618-1514.

25. Wanted To Rent MILITARY FAMILY MOVING to Vicksburg. Looking to rent single family house starting August 1. 3 bedroom, 2 bath/garage desired. Must allow pets. Please call 803-699-8189, 803-312-1224, 803-4135285.

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 1994 BASS TRACKER Pro 18 with 60 horse Power Mariner $5,300 or best offer. 601-618-4943 12pm- 8pm.

The Vicksburg Post

27. Rooms For Rent NIGHTLY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY RATES. Between Ameristar and Diamond Jacks Casino. Multiple night discounts, no deposit, best prices in town. DIXIANA MOTEL 4041 WASHINGTON STREET VICKSBURG, MS. 601-631-6940

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


29. Unfurnished Apartments

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

• 1 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bath

24. Business Services

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

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

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109


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

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

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

Discount for Senior Citizens available

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415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455

Score A Bullseye With One Of These Businesses! • Glass

• Construction

Barnes Glass


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

29. Unfurnished Apartments


29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

• Rent Based On Income



Toll Free 1-866-238-8861 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

Great Location, Hard-Working Staff

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd


SHAMROCK INTO THE GOOD LIFE! A PA RT M E N T S Be the first to live in one of our New Apartments! Available January 1st 2010

Spacious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes!





601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

• 2160 S. Frontage Rd.

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River City Landscaping, LLC

Call 601-636-SELL to sell your Car or Truck!

24. Business Services

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


Apartment Homes


CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded

$135.00 WEEKLY, utilities, cable, internet, extremely nice. 601-629-8474.

No Utility Deposit Required

CALL 601-636-SELL


Don’t send that lamp to the curb! Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light. 601636-SELL.

Downtown Convenience •

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

YELLOW TAG SALE. New and used furniture. Discount Furniture Barn, 600 Jackson Street. 601638-7191.

• Bulldozer & Construction

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

Utilities Paid •

WEDDING ENSEMBLE. Never worn. Size 8 white dress. No train, has blusher, veil, slip and shoes. $500 firm. Christy, 601-831-0231.

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

27. Rooms For Rent

1207 Washington St. • 601-636-6413

1995 CAJUN BASS Boat. 115 horse power Evinrude, excellent condition. $5500. 601-279-4501, 601-2182834.

VESSELL'S ORGANIC BLUEBERRIES. You pick. $9 Per gallon. Call 601-636-0552.

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

27. Rooms For Rent

• Signs



New Homes

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


Show Your Colors!

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 ROY’S CONSTRUCTION

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL New Construction & Remodeling

Post Plaza 601-631-0400


1601 N. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180 • Lawn HandyMan Care Services


up Supplies

•Doors & Windows •Air Conditioners “If we don’t have it, we’ll get it”

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





Joe Rangel - Owner

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601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400

Magnolia Mobile Parts 634-6579 •Skirting



• Lawn MobileCare Home Services

•Tubs, Faucets •Vinyl Siding •Carpet, Tile •Roof Sealant

• Printing

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

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

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

Show off your Football player, Cheerleader or Band Member by placing their photo in this special page.

Cost: $20 per photo Deadline: August 4th, 2010 Publishes: August 19th, 2010

Bring photo to the Classified Dept. @ The Vicksburg Post or call 601-636-7355 for more information.

The Vicksburg Post

Sunday, July 25, 2010

29. Unfurnished Apartments

28. Furnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM. FURNISHED, with utilities, washer/ dryer, wireless internet, cable, garage. $200 weekly. 601-638-1746.

1 AND 2 BEDROOMS with refrigerator and stove. $400 monthly, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.

29. Unfurnished Apartments 1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-1746. 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSES or 3 bedroom apartments, from $500 to $525 monthly, $300 deposit. 601-631-0805 management.

CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747. EXCELLENT IN-TOWN location. 1 bedroom furnished, private parking, deposit and references required. $450 monthly. 601-218-6208.


NEWLY RENOVATED. Completely furnished corporate apartment. All utilities provided including cable and internet. Laundry room, courtyard, security entrance. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386.

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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

PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com 601-874-1116.

The Classifieds, something new everyday. To place your ad in the classified marketplace, give us a call at 601-636-SELL or go online and visit us at


34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

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


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


34. Houses For Sale

2170 I-20 S. Frontage Road


Sunday, July 27 • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. 2813 Drummond Street

DOUBLE WIDE ON lake. 3 large bedrooms, 2 baths. 601-218-9928, 601-6380177 (evening).

33. Commercial Property

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

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

307 Drusilla Lane. Peaceful 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, fenced backyard. $75,000. Antonio Cobbs, 601-618-1832.

1411 ELM STREET. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, new roof. $13,500. 601-529-5376.

MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

34. Houses For Sale

30. Houses For Rent 1605 MARTIN LUTHER KING, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, living, dinning room, 318341-9723, 318-574-1949.

5590 FISHER FERRY Road, 3 bedrooms 1½ baths, $775 month, deposit, 601-636-7757


33. Commercial Property

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

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

117 THORNHILL. Completely remodeled home in Bovina school district. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large eat-in kitchen, on 2 acres, with over 1300 square feet. $89,900. Call Eric at 601529-9448, Coldwell Banker.

Ask Us. FHA & VA Conventional Construction ! First-time Homebuyers !

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


1713 CLAY STREET. 1,200+ square feet available/ office space. Call 601618-8659 or 601-429-5005.


Mortgage Loans

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency


1803 Clay Street


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

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

NEAR DOWNTOWN 2 bedroom, stove, refrigerator, central air/heat, lighted parking. 601-636-7107

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

31. Mobile Homes For Rent


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


Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

5 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 28x80. Like new, Paid $85,000, sell for $55,000 firm. 601-218-2678.

McMillin Real Estate

Big River Realty

44X28 DOUBLE WIDE . 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Call 601-636-7089 or 601-6184153 for information.


Call for Details


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

409 GROOME, 3 bedroom 2 bath brick house, eat in kitchen, large living room with dinning area, 2 car carport, large fenced back yard. $900 monthly, $450 deposit. 601-638-6870

780 Hwy 61 North

Beth Mazzanti 601-218-2489 Connie Norwood 601-415-3738 Hyman Steen 601-218-8821 Jimmy Ball 601-218-3541 Kellye Carlisle 601-529-4215 Jeré Jabour 601-218-0022 Marianne Jones 601-415-6868 Reatha Crear 601-831-1742 Valorie Spiller 601-618-6688 Harley Caldwell, Broker


501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg


Please call one of these Coldwell Banker professionals today:

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

29. Unfurnished Apartments

2104 BAKER STREET. 4 bedroom, 1.5 baths, newly renovated. Central air. $650 monthly. $650 deposit 601529-5376.


MODERN OFFICE FOR rent. Downtown area. 600 square feet, kitchenette, shower, wi-fi, parking. $495 601-529-6093.

34. Houses For Sale

Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Rip Hoxie, Land Pro....601-260-9149 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

Broker, GRI

601-636-6490 Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm

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

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

34. Houses For Sale

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

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

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Every day is bright and sunny with a classified to make you






Call Michele or Allaina and place your ad today.

Sunday, July 25 12:00- 5:00 4413 Nailor Road, 1628 sq. ft $154,000



601-636-SELL ❁ ❁ ❁ ❁ ❁

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

$92,900 - Newly Remodeled

Home, Conveniently Located, 2 Bdrs, 2 Bth, Formal Living & Dining Room, Kitchen with New Cabintry, Countertops, Slate Backsplash, Stainless Appliances, New HVAC, Hardwood Floors, Large Detached Garage.

$164,900 - Just like NEW!! This immaculate home sits on a large corner lot!! Features incude 3 bdr, 2 bth, large bonus room over the garage, family room with wood stove, and updated kitchen with island that opens up to dining area.

Kellye Carlisle GRI/REALTOR®


Connie Norwood REALTOR/BROKER®


Jimmy Ball

Drop by Sunday and visit with one of these Coldwell Banker Agents and see the home of your dreams.


17727 Hwy 465 Eagle Lake frontage. 3076 sq. ft. on 1.7 acres. Reduced - $219,000. 203 John Allen St. Adorable home, ready to move in. 3 bdrms, 1 baths. 1253 sq. ft. $89,900. 420 Lake Forest. 5 BR, 3 BA, over 2600 sq. ft. New addition with incredible master suite. $ 219,900. 225 Boundary Line. 20 acres,new home with Inground pool. 100x150 riding arena. 3774 Ring Road. Affordable home, well maintained in south county. $89,900. 304 Linda Dr Affordable 3 BR, 2 BA, 1766 sq. ft. Large flat yard with storage bldg and garden spot. 6207 Indiana Avenue Brick 4 BR, 2 BA Oak Park home. New laminate floors, covered patio, workshop. 1100 National St 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2106 Sq. ft. Whirlpool tub, 2-story w/ basement. $129,000.

BEVERLY MCMILLIN 601-415-9179 McMillin Real Estate

35. Lots For Sale CANTRELL COVE SUBDIVISION Owner: Ollie Cantrell, Jr. Reduced to: $20,000 Each Quiet, country living, easy access to Vicksburg & Tallulah! Approximately 1.5 Acre Lots Mound, LA Exit - Highway 602 (1 Mile South of I-20 Interstate)

37. Recreational Vehicles


‘10 Honda Cross Tour EXL

‘10 Honda Civic LX

2009 BAD BOY BUGGY I have a 2009 Bad Boy Buggy for sale. It is in like new condition. Asking $10,000.00. It is located in Tallulah. 318-574-5230 Ask for Jeremy

40. Cars & Trucks 1973 FORD F100 4x4. $850. Not running, needs work. 601-638-5181.


1209 Newitt Vick

365 Ziegler Road. 3/2, waterfront, 7 yrs old, 2 decks, furnished, never flooded. Call Bette Paul Warner, 601-218-1800, McMillin Real Estate


314 McAuley Drive

$174,900 - Storage closets and cabinets every where. Kitchen has a built in table that can be pulled out as needed. Off the formal dining area there is a room looking over wooded backyard.

Lake Chotard

MSRP $22,595

MSRP $33,280

Sale Price $30,887

MSRP $19,115

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

2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LT, 2 dr., low miles

$9,995 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible


2007 Nissan Sentra S, 4 dr., auto

$11,995 2006 Dodge Ram Crew Cab


2008 Mazda 3

$12,495 2006 Volkswagon Convertible


2008 Ford Fusion SE

$13,998 2007 Cadillac CTS


2008 Chevy Impala LT

$13,998 2009 Ford Mustang


2006 Chrysler Town & Country

$15,998 2009 Altima 2.5S, 4 dr.


2004 FORD RANGER Extended Cab. 3.0, V6, cruise and AC. 87,400 miles. $7950. 601-638-7370. 2007 BMW Z4 3.0si. Still under warranty, 21,523 miles. Stratus gray metallic. $25,500. 601-831-1900, 601-636-4344.

EASY FINANCING Look NO Further! •2001 Chrysler Sebring Only $850 Down •2000 Ford Explorer $1150 Down •2004 Nissan Altima $1400 Down

Gary’s Cars Hwy 61 South For pre-approval


MUTUAL CREDIT UNION has a 2004 White Pontiac Grand Am. 82,000 miles. $5,000. If you have any questions, please call 601-636-7523 ext 258.

601-634-8928 2170 South Frontage Rd. • Vicksburg, MS 39180 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

The Car Store CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS 04 CHEVY MALIBU V2000 ........................24 Months @ 220 per month ......$930*down 01 CHEVY MALIBU LS V1845R ..............22 Months @ 240 per month ......$930*down 00 BUICK CENTURY LIMITED V1976 ....27 Months @ 250 per month ..$1035*down 03 CHEVY IMPALA V2007........................28 Months @ 260 per month ....$1135*down 02 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GT V2009 ..28 Months @ 250 per month ..$1205*down 02 NISSAN SENTRA GXE V1915 ..........28 Months @ 260 per month ..$1240*down 03 CHEVY IMPALA LS V2006 ................28 Months @ 260 per month ..$1240*down 04 CHEVY CAVALIER LS V1982..............26 Months @ 300 per month ..$1245*down 02 PONTIAC GRAND AM GT V2014 ....27 Months @ 260 per month ..$1290*down 03 CHEVY IMPALA LS V2019..................26 Months @ 290 per month ..$1295*down 04 NISSAN ALTIMA V2015 ............................ 25 Months @ 310 per month ..$1295*down 04 CHEVY MALIBU LS V1986 ................25 Months @ 330 per month ..$1320*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 04 BUICK RENDEZVOUS CX V2016 ......26 Months @ 340 per month ..$1780*down 02 FORD SPORT TRAC 4WD V2018 27 Months @ 330 per month ......$1920*down 02 FORD F150 XLT SUPERCAB WD V2020 26 Months @ 350 per month $2150*down $
















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


Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

7000 OFF



Every New 2010 GMC Sierra EXTENDED OR CREW CAB

5000 Rebate & 2 000 Discount








Free Spray-In Bedliner

with Trade-in of Chevy or GMC Truck! GMC SIERRA FINANCE OPTION



0% FINANCING for 60 Months* with GMAC Approved Credit


2010 GMC Yukon SLT

Equipped with white diamond paint, 2nd row bucket seats, SLT equip. pkg., heated front and 2nd row seats, pwr. operated lift gate, 2nd row power release seat and more. #41199

In Lieu of Rebate


50,674 $ Sale Price - 47,795 $ Rebates - 3,000 M.S.R.P. -

0% APR for 60 Months

Equipped with 2nd row bucket seats, power sliding sunroof, heated front & 2nd row seats, rear seat entertainment, 20” polished aluminum wheels, SLT package and more. #41300



* 0% APR for 60 Months


In Lieu of Rebate


51,155 $ Sale Price - 47,995 $ Rebates - 3,000 M.S.R.P. -





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

GeorgeCarr BU IC K • PON T IAC • CADI LL AC • GMC • 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620 • 2950 S. Frontage Road • Vicksburg, MS Special finance rates in lieu of rebates and with GMAC approved credit. GMAC financing with approved credit. All rebates assigned to dealer. See dealer for complete details. Art for illustration purposes only, actual vehicle may vary.


July 25, 2010