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Barbour going to court to stop Choctaw casino By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press

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JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Monday that he’s going to court to try to block a gaming development proposed by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and will hire an outside attorney. In a letter to Attorney General Jim Hood on Monday,

Barbour said the development “is clearly inconsistent with the policy of this state Haley to develop Barbour destination gaming for the economic benefit of all Mississippians.” Barbour had asked Hood

to look into the matter in June. Hood responded last week, saying a gaming compact signed by Republican former Gov. Kirk Fordice left the state no legal grounds to halt the plans. State and federal courts have upheld the compact, and the state’s deadline for protesting the deal expired long ago, Hood said. The tribe plans a 27,000-square-foot casino

with 500 to 700 slot machines and a snack bar in Jones County, on tribal land near Laurel. Republican Barbour chastised Democrat Hood for telling tribal chief Beasley Denson the state’s legal options the day he told Barbour. That “breach of confidentiality” puts the state at a disadvantage, the governor said. Hood said in an e-mailed

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DEATHS • David Anderson Jr. • Mary Lou Barton • David Hunt Dabney • Rose Marie Mahalitc • Ida Moffett • George D. Ramseur

By Danny Barrett Jr.


TODAY IN HISTORY 1909: During the first official test of the U.S. Army’s first airplane, Orville Wright flies himself and a passenger, Lt. Frank Lahm, above Fort Myer, Va., for one hour and 12 minutes. 1940: Bugs Bunny makes his “official” debut. 1967: President Lyndon B. Johnson appoints the Kerner Commission to assess the causes of urban rioting, the same day black militant H. Rap Brown said in Washington that violence was “as American as cherry pie.” 1974: The House Judiciary Committee votes 27-11 to adopt the first of three articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, charging he had personally engaged in a course of conduct designed to obstruct justice in the Watergate case. 1980: On day 267 of the Iranian hostage crisis, the deposed Shah of Iran dies at a military hospital outside Cairo, Egypt, at age 60.

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Cooper Lighting only firm seeking tax break



statement to The Associated Press that he did not release a letter advising Barbour. Hood also said his office had begun researching the issue before he knew Barbour was considering a lawsuit. Hood said he did give a copy to a legislator who asked about the legality of the casino. He didn’t name the lawmaker.

david jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Darnell White, 19, paints a swingset at Farmer Street Park as part of a summer youth work program.

Youths perking up city’s playgrounds By David Hopper Participants in the City of Vicksburg’s youth summer work program discovered that some playgrounds are in much worse shape than others, and now they’re working to improve them. Kenya Burks, chief of staff to Mayor Paul Winfield, is overseeing the 10 students who assessed

the city’s 22 parks and playgrounds then recommended to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen areas they felt need improvement. From those suggestions, the board decided what to order and repair. “One thing that they brought to our attention is the lack of uniformity,” Burks said. “In some areas the playgrounds are really well-developed and

in other areas they are not. Basically what they have suggested is that we upgrade those older playgrounds.” This week the youth began work on the playgrounds, which includes tasks ranging from painting equipment to adding wood chips. “I liked the fact that I got to put my input in on what we can do to change

the parks in the city,” said Lamarshal Davis, 17, daughter of Edna and Lamar Davis. Davis said painting and landscaping are a few skills she has acquired that she thinks she will use later in life. Knowing that she is helping the community is what she enjoys most, she said. See Youth, Page A9.

See County, Page A10.

Hayward out as BP reports $17B loss Ex-state resident to take over reins in October

Attorney Arledge suspended from high court work By Danny Barrett Jr.

By The Associated Press LONDON — BP’s muchcriticized CEO Tony Hayward will be replaced by American Robert Dudley on Oct. 1, the company said today as it reported a record quarterly loss and set aside $32.2 billion to cover costs of the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP said the decision to replace Hayward, 53, with the company’s first ever non-British chief executive was made by mutual agreement. In a mark of faith in its outgoing leader, BP said it planned to recommend him for a non-executive board position at its Russian joint venture and will pay him $1.6 million, a year’s salary, instead of the year’s notice he was entitled to. “The BP board is deeply saddened to lose a CEO whose success over some three years in driving the performance of the company

Only one business applied for property tax exemptions tied to expansions and improvements made to its physical plant in 2009 due to economic strain, Warren County Tax Assessor Richard Holland said Monday. Cooper Lighting has been approved for a break on new equipment and tools valued at $741,950.04, according to calculations included in a preliminary order OK’d by county supervisors Thursday. The worldwide lighting products manufacturer secured an exemption June 8 from city taxes on the added inventory, which included a shape-cutting machine and a pipe bender. The vote was taken following a closed session Thursday involving unsettled appeals from two area casinos involving land values. The exemptions, which annually are filed by businesses that have upgraded physical plants or added

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Members of the media line up outside BP’s London headquarters this morning. was so widely and deservedly admired,” BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg said in a statement. Svanberg said the April 20 explosion of the Macondo well on the Deepwater Horizon platform run by BP in the Gulf of Mexico has been a “watershed incident” for the company. “BP remains a strong business with fine assets,

excellent people and a vital role to play in meeting the world’s energy needs,” he said. “But it will be a different company going forward, requiring fresh leadership supported by robust governance and a very engaged board.” Besides permanently plugging the oil leak and cleaning up the spill and the company’s image, Dudley will

oversee the sale of $30 billion in assets over the next 18 months to bolster the company’s finances. Appearing briefly outside BP’s London headquarters with Hayward and Svanberg, Dudley, who spent part of his childhood in Hattiesburg, Miss., said that sealing the well was his priority and See Oil, Page A10.

Vicksburg attorney Robert Arledge, who lost his license to practice law in Mississippi after he was convicted of mail and wire fraud in 2007, is now suspended from practicing law before the nation’s high Robert court. Arledge The U.S. Supreme Court issued the suspension Monday. It gave Arledge 40 days to file papers with the court giving reasons why he should not be disbarred. Arledge has served three years of a six-year prison sentence at the Montgomery (Ala.) Federal Prison Camp at Maxwell Air Force Base for his role in tort claims over the diet drug Fen-Phen. Prosecutors in the criminal case said Arledge, 53, knowingly presented false claims on behalf of ineligible See Arledge, Page A9.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


Shooting leaves one at UMC, one in jail

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Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood holds the hose from a Culkin Volunteer Fire Department truck to help fill the swimming pool that will be retired police officer Doug Arp’s home until Monday. Arp, who has chosen a different way to draw attention to National Night Out Against Crime

for 14 years, moved into the pool at the fire station Monday. In years past, he has lived for a week on a billboard, in a fountain, in a trash receptacle, in an elevated patrol car, in a phone booth and underground.

A shooting Sunday afternoon in Claiborne County sent one Port Gibson man to the hospital and another to jail. Though details were sparse, Claiborne County Sheriff Frank Davis said Christopher Heard, 30, 191 Gordon Station Road Annex, was shot in the left leg by Telly Washington, 36, 1067 Bessie Weathers Road, around 3:55 p.m. No further details were available, the sheriff said. Heard was initially taken to the Patients Choice Medical Center of Claiborne County and later transferred to University Medical Center in Jackson, where a spokesman said he was in stable condition as of this morning. Washington was charged with aggravated assault and was at the Claiborne County Jail without bond, Davis said.

35 evacuated at Tyson after ammonia leak About 35 Tyson Foods workers were evacuated for nearly two hours early this morning following an anhydrous ammonia leak. At around 4 a.m., Bovina volunteer firefighters were called to the Flowers business after employees smelled the chemical, said Johnathan Priddy, incident commander for the Bovina Volunteer Fire Department. The chemical is considered hazardous. Priddy said it is used in refrigeration. The amount of ammonia, which leaked from a coil house inside a spiral freezer, was not enough to measure,

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CLUBS Lions — Noon Wednesday; Matt Alford, Lions Club Boys’ Leadership Conference chairman, speaker; Jacques’ Cafe. TRIAD — 2 p.m. Wednesday; Donald Oakes, VWSD interim superintendent, speaker; City Hall Annex. Farmers’ Market — 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturdays; Catfish Row Art Park. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Mitchell Dent, deputy police chief; Shoney’s. Vicksburg Toastmaster No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601-634-4596. Gaskin and Prentiss Reunion — 7 p.m. Friday, Battlefield Inn’s Mississippi Room; Saturday: 11 a.m., picnic, 7:30 p.m., dance at KC, Fisher Ferry Road; 601-262-8200. Vicksburg Coin — 7 p.m. Thursday; Promise Health Care conference room; River Region West Campus. Port Gibson Class of 1995 — Reunion: 7-10 p.m. Friday, Riverwalk Casino, 1646 Warrenton Road; Saturday: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., barbecue at Rocky Springs; 7:30 p.m.-midnight, class banquet at Riverwalk Casino; Keydron Guinn, 337-654-9099 or e-mail

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he said. “It wasn’t dangerous at all,” said Priddy. “It was a safe environment for (employees) to return to.” Workers including refrigeration technicians and a sanitation crew returned to work at about 5:40 a.m., Priddy said. He said he did not know what caused the leak. Firefighters and Tyson’s hazardous materials team investigated the leak.

missing from homes Weapons and appliances were missing in two residential burglaries in Vicksburg, police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. At 3:12 this morning, a General Electric window unit valued at $100 was reported stolen in the 1400 block of Lane Alley. A Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun valued at $249, a 12-gauge shotgun valued at $300, an 8,000-BTU air-conditioner valued at $200, cash and a 10-inch table saw were

reported stolen in the 1800 block of Court Street at 5:24 p.m. Monday.

Four auto burglaries reported in Vicksburg A bicycle and electronics were among items missing in four auto burglaries reported Monday in Vicksburg, police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. A Yamaha keyboard valued at $100 was reported stolen at 4:54 p.m. from a 1997 Toyota Tacoma in the 2600 block of Drummond Street. A GPS valued at $189, a DVD player valued at about $100 and an iPod were

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kguinn@pghsclassof1995. com. Eagle Lake Water District — 7:30 p.m. Friday; water board meeting; Eagle Lake United Methodist Church. Citywide Usher Ministry — 10 a.m. Saturday, meeting for members and Christian ushers who want to join; Pat Kinnard, 601-415-0151; Calvary Baptist Church, 406 Klein St.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Free School Uniforms — For needy families, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; Sweet & Bo’s, 1508 Washington St. Vicksburg High School — Freshman orientation, 6 p.m. Thursday. Preserving Natural and Cultural Soundscapes in National Parks — Presentation, 6:30-7:30 tonight; Vicksburg National Military Park Visitors Center, 3201 Clay St. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday; Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-anon — ­ 8 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Avenue; 601-6361134. Warren Central High School — Locker distribution, 8 a.m.noon Thursday and Friday; freshman orientation, 6 p.m. Aug. 2. Mississippi Faith Based Coalition — 7 p.m. Thursday; housing information rally; assistance of up to $39,999; Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave.; 601-6363712. Poetry For the Soul — 8 p.m.

Thursday; readings by James Porter and others; $5, admission at the door or inadvance 601-301-0513; Upper End, 1606 Washington St. First Friday Dance — 9 p.m.1 a.m. Friday; $5; sponsored by Chris and Fermika Smith, 601-831-3230; The Hut. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-4151742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345.

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 on Washington; 601-638-8828.

CHURCHES King of Kings Christian Center — Registration open for Keeping it Real youth explosion, 6:30 p.m., Friday and 10 a.m., Saturday; activities and entertainment; 601-383-1492 or 601-661-6444; 4209 Mount Alban Road. Family Life Cathedral — Youth Empowerment week, 6 tonight-Saturday; Saturday night red carpet praise party and fashion show; 2832 Ken Karyl Ave.; 601-868-1700, 601738-0982 or 601-618-4774. St. Mark Free Will Baptist — Bible study, 6:30 tonight; Elder Jeffery Magee, pastor. Mount Olive M.B. — Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1; 6:30 tonight-

Wednesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday-Friday, 210 Villa Nova Road. Clover Valley M.B. — Prayer for revival, 6:45 tonight-Friday; revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Revs. Phillip Burks, Gregory Butler, Dr. Leonard Walker, Kemp Burley Jr. and Dr. Casey Fisher; 601-636-6375 or 601638-2070; 7670 Mississippi 27. Mercy Seat Baptist — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Revs. Rudy Smith, Manney Murphy, Kemp Burley and Leonard Walker; 5 Dos Casas Lane. New Mount Zion M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Henry J. Williams, pastor and speaker; 8188 Halls Ferry Road. Mount Alban — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Reginald Benard, evangelist; the Rev. Henry Taylor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road. Old Come and See M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Terry L. Moore, evangelist; the Rev. E.S. Cosey, pastor; Ingleside community. Evergreen M.B. — Revival 7:15 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor of St. James M.B. No. 1 and Mount Hebron M.B.; the Rev. Frank Gardner, pastor; Flowerree Road. St. Luke Church of God In Christ — 7:30 tonight-Friday; Elder Clyde Rudd, evangelist; 915 First East St. West Mount Olive M.B. — Revival, 7:30 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Henry Yearley, evangelist; the Rev. Elijah Brown, pastor; Mississippi 522 West, Lorman. Mount Ararat M.B. — Prayer service 7:30 tonight; revival, 7:30 Wednesday-Friday; the

reported stolen from a 2008 Pontiac G6 in the 500 block of Klein Street at 11:35 a.m. About 5 minutes earlier, a purse valued at $80, a Kodak digital camera valued at $250, a wedding band with diamonds valued at $3,000 and an iPod Nano valued at $150 were reported stolen from a 2005 Ford Explorer in the 3600 block of Halls Ferry Road. A 24-speed bicycle valued at $150 was reported stolen at 10:49 a.m. from a 2005 Dodge Ram in the 900 block of Crawford Street.

Rev. Joe Mosley, speaker; 50 Culkin Road. Calvary Baptist — Pre-revival prayer service, 6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; the Rev. Rudy L. Smith, pastor. Temple of Empowerment — Revival, 7 p.m. WednesdayFriday; the Revs. Reginald Anders, Greg Robertson, Michael Gibson and Jordan Grove; G. Tyrone, pastor; 707 Pierce St. Travelers Rest Baptist — Family Life seminar for parents and students, 6 p.m. Friday; distribution of school supplies; 601-636-3712; the Rev. Thomas Bernard, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave. Gibson Memorial U.M.C. — Church-wide yard sale, 7 a.m.noon Saturday; 335 Oak Ridge Road.

boil water Hilldale Lost water pressure due to a broken main has triggered a boil notice for about 20 customers of the Hilldale Water District. All customers on Erves Circle, Erves Lane and Erves Road are asked to boil drinking and cooking water vigorously for 2 minutes. The district, which serves areas east of Halls Ferry Road and south of Interstate 20, has been replacing water lines since the start of the year.

Yokena-Jeff Davis About 100 customers of Yokena-Jeff Davis Water District along Wright Road are asked to boil drinking and cooking water vigorously for 2 minutes.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


Hundreds attend George County sheriff’s funeral Mississippi ranks worst LUCEDALE (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers, friends and family attended funeral services Monday for George County Sheriff Garry Welford, who died last week in a hit-and-run incident. Services were held Monday at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Lucedale. Welford was buried in the graveyard across the street from the church. Before the service, a funeral procession of about 500 officers from all over the southeast escorted Welford’s coffin from the George County Courthouse to the church before the service and the burial. George County deputies led the officers on a 15-mile drive throughout Lucedale. The 62-year-old Welford was placing spike strips in a road to stop a truck, when the vehicle struck him. He died an hour later at an Alabama hospital. Two people have been charged with capital murder in Welford’s death. Welford was serving his second term. About 1,000 people attended the service. The church seated 200 people. Church pastor the Rev. Bruce Mckenzie said about 100 people watched a live feed in the community room. About 700 waited outside the church. Welford was remembered as a dedicated law enforcement officer and beloved family man.

for children’s well-being By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press

George clark•The associated press

Debbie Welford is escorted to her chair during services for her husband, slain George County Sheriff Garry Welford, Monday at

Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetary in Lucedale.

Officials investigate inmate-visitor sex at Angola ANGOLA, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Penitentiary investigators have questioned more than 100 people concerning allegations that some prison employees were “paid to turn their back” while inmates had sexual relations with visiting wives and girlfriends, West Feliciana Parish Sheriff J. Austin Daniel said. Two employees resigned to

avoid disciplinary action, one correctional officer has been disciplined and two other officers are still under investigation, Daniel said. Daniel said he met Monday with prison officials who said they have additional people to question before the results of their internal investigation are submitted for possible prosecution.

“We’ll meet again when they’re finished and see what the district attorney wants to do,” the sheriff said. No one has been arrested in the investigation, and no names of suspects were released after the meeting. Correctional officers who accept money from inmates are subject to being charged with malfeasance in office, a

felony. Assistant Warden Cathy Fontenot said that some prisoners believed to have been involved in the incidents are inmate ministers who participate in Angola religious programs. “Not all of them are, but some of them are inmate ministers,” she said.

Clarke once worked as a nutritionist for a health center that helps the poor. She has tried JACKSON — Larry Green is to reduce teen pregnancy by superintendent of a rural school introducing several bills over district that stretches along- the past 25 years to allow Mississippi’s public side the Mississippi River, and A common refrain in the schools to teach he knows how Mississippi Legislature “age-appropriate” sex educachallenging life is that with the weak tion. Conservacan be for chiltives have killed dren from poor economy and the the bills, saying families. tight state budget, it’s that parents — Many of the schools — youngsters in impossible to expand not should decide Western Line School District programs for health and h ow m u c h children learn start kindereducation. about human garten or first reproduction. grade with limA common refrain in the Misited vocabularies, he said, and many come from homes where sissippi Legislature is that with there are no guarantees of reg- the weak economy and the tight state budget, it’s impossible to ular, nutritious meals. “These kids, when they get expand programs for health to school, they’re already at and education. Some lawmaka disadvantage,” Green said ers say government shouldn’t try to solve every problem, or Monday. It comes as no surprise to him that government itself makes — or to some other Mississippi problems worse by creating educators and policymakers dependency. The Kids Count report shows — that a new national survey ranks the perennially poor 30 percent of Mississippi chilstate as worst in the nation for dren were living in poverty children’s well-being based on in 2008, compared to 18 percent nationally. It also shows health and poverty statistics. The annual Kids Count report 45 percent of Mississippi chilfrom the Annie E. Casey Foun- dren were living in single-pardation, released today, uses ent families in 2008, compared information from 2007 and to 32 percent nationally. “Those two factors, coupled 2008. The report said Mississippi together, really set the stage ranked worst nationally in 7 of for some difficult trajectory for young children and their fami10 categories. It said the state had the high- lies,” said Linda H. Southward, est percentage of low-birth- a Mississippi State University’s weight babies; the highest rates Social Science Research Center of infant mortality, child deaths professor who led the effort to and births to teenagers; the gather information for Kids highest percentage of children Count in Mississippi. Western Line is one of the few in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employ- school districts in Mississippi ment; the highest percentage to offer publicly funded acaof children in poverty and the demic programs for 4-year-olds. highest percentage of children Green said the district started the optional full-day classes in single-parent families. “I keep hoping and praying during the 2009-10 school year, the state’s going to do better,” and 70 children enrolled. He said Democratic state Rep. said that was about 60 to 65 percent of the eligible youngsters. Alyce Clarke of Jackson.

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Martin Case, BC-HIS, ACA Board Certified, Hearing Instrument Specialist Nu-Way Hearing Service How often should I get my hearing checked?

Answer: It is a good idea to include a hearing screening every year or two as part of a complete health awareness priority! People who come into my office are forever telling me they can't remember when they had their last hearing checkup. A hearing loss uncorrected can add to isolation, anxiety and frustration! Take the time this week to followup on all your health checkups! You may be surprised at the peace of mind you feel by taking care of you for a change! Just call our office at 601-636-2269 for your complimentary hearing assessment, we also service all makes of hearing aides!

Michael Jones, R.Ph. Helping Hands Pharmacy I've been taking an antidepressant for a couple of years and now am ready to stop. What can I do to avoid the withdrawal symptoms?

Answer: While not a formal psychiatric diagnosis, antidepressant withdrawal occurs in about 20 percent of patients after sudden discontinuation of certain antidepressants that were taken for at least six weeks. To minimize the risk of withdrawal symptoms, do not stop taking your antidepressant without first consulting your physician. After feeling better on an antidepressant, many patients are tempted to stop taking it. However, counseling by the doctor is important because the depression may not, in fact, be in remission, or the doctor needs to work on a plan for medication discontinuation with the patient. To avoid some of the common withdrawal symptoms, gradually tapering off antidepressants is often recommended. The patient may be advised to gradually reduce his or her dosage over time (often several weeks to several months). Again, this period of time depends on the patient and his or her health history and dosage amount.

William E. Johnston, M.D. Family Medicine - General Practice Mission Primary Care Clinic How can I keep from getting cold sores?

Answer: Although having a cold sore isn’t a big deal, it’s a good idea to try to keep cold sores as far away as possible. If someone you know has a cold sore don’t kiss him or her and don’t drink out of the same glass or use the same knife, fork or spoon. Sharing towels, washcloths, or napkins is off-limits, too, because the virus may survive on the fabric. For some, too much stress, too much time in the sun, or getting sick can cause cold sores to reappear. Eating well, getting enough rest and learning how to deal with stress are important things you can do to help prevent cold sores. Putting sunblock, lip balm and sunscreen on the face before going out in the sun may help prevent cold sores from reappearing in kids who tend to get them.

Dr. Paul D. Murry Chiropractic Physician River City Chiropractic Clinic, LLC Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?

Answer: No, a patient does not need referral by an MD before visiting a doctor of chiropractic. Chiropractors are first contact physicians, and are so defined in federal and state regulations. Following a consultation and examination, the doctor of chiropractic will arrive at a diagnosis under chiropractic care, or refer the patient to the appropriate health care provider.

Janet S. Fisher, DMD, PA General Dentistry

Kay K. McDaniel, N.P.-C. Mission Primary Care Clinic

I have heard that aspirin should be placed on a toothache. Is this true?

What can I do to help my child if he or she has ADHD?

Answer: No. Never put aspirin on the tooth or gums near the aching tooth because it can burn the gum tissue. If you have a toothache see your dentist for treatment and appropriate pain medicine if needed.

Answer: A team effort, with parents, teachers and doctors working together, is the best way to help your child. Children who have ADHD tend to need more structure and clearer expectations. Some children benefit from counseling or from structured therapy. Families may benefit from talking with a specialist in managing ADHD-related behavior and learning problems. Medicine also helps many children. Talk with your doctor about what treatments he or she recommends. Here are some things you can do to help: Make a schedule; make simple house rules, make sure your directions are understood; reward good behavior; set a homework routine; focus on effort, not grades; and talk with your child's teachers.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Vicksburg Post



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

JACK VIX SAYS: The Jones County casino saga promises to be a drama.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Frank O’Neill purchases a lot on Jackson Street between Farmer and First North.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 L.J. Thomas, for years a popular Valley Route conductor and now a Sunflower County planter, is in the city.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Dr. S. Johnston, county health officer, fears pellagra may prove more deadly than tuberculosis. • G. Medici advertises ice cold watermelons.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 “A Scotch Romance” by the Gordon Players proves bright and breezy. • Andrew Garvey is here from New Orleans.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 The Rev. W.H. Morgan is here to take the First Baptist Church pastorate. • Austin Walne is improving following surgery.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Clyde McGehee, newly elected state commander of the American Legion, and C.E. Drake, chief engineer of WQBC, address the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club. • Sue Corner leaves for Washington to accept a civil service appointment with the War Department.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 City officials set in motion machinery toward construction of the Municipal Auditorium. • A pet show is featured at city playground.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Mrs. Ellen Wheatley dies. • James Stewart stars in “The FBI Story” at the Vicksburg Drive-In Theatre. • Charles G. Jones dies.


40 YEARS AGO: 1970


Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lloyd announce the birth of a son, Steven Ray, on July 22.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980

Neutrality an asset that might become liability Google, today’s most popular Internet search engine company, doesn’t own or pay for any of the Internet, using it free largely as a consequence of the U.S. government’s “net neutrality” policy. Net neutrality would also force companies such as AT&T to provide access to the Internet networks they’ve built, meaning they couldn’t bar bandwidth-hogs such as personal file sharing services. They couldn’t even give their own services granted preferential access. Interestingly, the shoe might soon be on the other foot. Developments are brewing in Washington and Europe that could target Google with government intervention the way Google seeks to use the government to target Internet service providers. Activists, competitors and government regulators are considering whether Google has too much power in deciding which

Internet sites it directs traffic to, and which sites are “consigned to outer darkness,” as the international publication Financial Times recently put it. While there is no imminent legislation or pending regulation in Washington, antitrust regulators reportedly are looking into how the company’s core search ranking system works. Google’s announced $700 million acquisition of travel technology company ITA Software may increase that scrutiny. Meanwhile, Brussels is taking Google’s search power seriously. “The European Commission began an informal review into allegations of bias in the search rankings early this year,” the Financial Times reported, leading the publication to conclude that in antitrust circles “the issue was now squarely on Brussels’ agenda.” Moreover, German authorities also are con-

sidering complaints brought by German newspaper and magazine publishers. If cartel regulators in Brussels determine Google to be dominant in its market, the company could be put on notice to act with “special responsibility,” a typically vague European legal requirement leading to closer examination of Google’s practices. “U.S. regulators have also been taking informal soundings among companies for some months about the extent of Google’s influence on the Internet,” the Financial Times reported. Google might soon discover that “search neutrality” will develop along the lines of the government’s “net neutrality.” Google might end up feeling government’s heavy hand, as have so many other corporate interests that sought regulatory advantages from government.

Wanda Foster graduates from nursing school. • Mrs. Erma Rice Page is featured in the Vicksburg Evening Post with her doll collections. She gave a doll to Miss Mississippi Cheryl Prewitt, who took it to Atlantic City as a good luck charm and won the title of Miss America.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 A four-agency raid sweeps through Marcus Bottom rounding up drugs, guns, alcohol and gambling equipment. • More than 500 people show up at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station to buy equipment that was to be used to build the power plant’s second reactor.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Battlefield Mall owners obtain a permit to level the empty shopping center. • Carlisle Koestler, 4, wins a silver belt buckle after winning a roping contest at a rodeo in Brandon. • Robert Sr. and Cheryl Lane Kennedy are the parents of a son, Robert Jr., born July 26.

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Hurried swap seemed more like Hollywood fiction Just how entertaining was that Russian spy ring story that came in with a flurry of late-June arrests and went out with a Russo-American agent swap that coincided with Independence Day? Two thumbs up, judging by the reviews, or was that news coverage? Sometimes it was hard to tell. In fact, something about the way the startling fact that allegedly post-Cold War Russia was running a ring of deep-cover agents in this “reset” era was put over made it seem as though there was little distinction between spy fact and spy fiction. Or, rather, that the main significance to spy fact was its place in our pop-culture attic of spy fiction. “Details of the Russian spy network, outlined in two FBI complaints and a government press release, tell a spy story that is part John le Carre and part Austin Powers,” reported Newsweek. “Russian spy case ‘right out of a John le Carre novel’” headlined the Christian Science Monitor. “A sensational summer spy tale that already seemed ripped from the pages of Le Carre or Ludlum,” explained the New York Daily News. The real-life events had their refer-



It was all one big laugh riot. Or maybe it was all one big Hollywood publicity stunt given the spate of spy-related Hollywood products now flooding the market.

ence points not in historical experience but in genre fiction. Little wonder that the news story found its own storybook femme fatale in Anna Chapman (nee Kushchenko), the comely “flame-haired” agent whose intercepted distress call to ex-KGB papa triggered the string of FBI arrests. Chapman’s web-handy glamour portraits only enhanced a story already seen as more celluloid than microfilm, more Hollywood script than criminal complaint. “Do we have any spies that hot?” Jay Leno, 60, asked the vice president, holding up a sultry Chapman pic. “Let me be clear,” replied 68-yearold Joe Biden. “It was not my idea to send her back. I thought they’d take

Rush Limbaugh.” It was all one big laugh riot. Or maybe it was all one big Hollywood publicity stunt given the spate of spy-related Hollywood products now flooding the market. Indeed, New York Times’ television critic Alessandra Stanley decided, in a spy show round-up, that the country is now in a “giddy Spy vs. Spy mood.” Giddy? “They may live among us, posing as lawn-mowing, hydrangea-growing suburbanites,” Stanley wrote. “They may be reporting intimate secrets back to Moscow, although it’s hard to know what those 11 would-be spies infiltrated besides Facebook. Ex-K.G.B. agents do die mysteriously of polonium poisoning from time to

time, but Kremlin-sent assassins are not likely to blow up New York office towers or unleash chemical weapons in our subways.” Don’t be so sure. That is, the not-somysteriously poisoned Russian exagent Alexander Litvinenko, whose slow, excruciating 2006 death by polonium poisoning is attributed to orders from Russia’s Vladimir Putin, made numerous claims that terrorism attributed to al-Qaida and other jihadist groups is, in fact, backed by Russian security services, the original hell-font of global terrorism. In 2005, for example, Litvinenko told a Polish newspaper that top al Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was trained by the FSB (successor to the KGB) for six months in 1997, after which he was sent to Afghanistan where he penetrated the top ranks around Osama bin Laden. Some plot. Almost as perfectly thrilling as the Times-noted upcoming AMC series “Rubicon” about “an intelligence analyst who stumbles on a high-level government conspiracy” (snore), or the upcoming NBC series “Undercovers,” which, according to the same Times review that dismisses the occasional polonium

poisoning, focuses on “a pair of caterers, a husband and a wife, who are retired agents coaxed into coming in from the cold and using their chef toques as covers.” Get it? Well, we didn’t either. That is, as Bill Gertz, noted national security correspondent for the Washington Times, reported, a number of current and former national security officials are “critical of the speedy exchange with Moscow” less than two weeks after the Russian spies’ arrests because it effectively blocked U.S. intelligence from learning key facts about “Russian espionage and influence operations.” “We gave up the opportunity,” said Rep. Pete Hoekstra, Michigan Republican. “Now that these people are out of the country, it’s game off, not game on. We will get no additional insights or information from them.” And that means this is one story without an ending. •

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New $336M Mississippi River bridge dedicated LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Soaring support towers and wide traffic lanes on the new $336 million U.S. Highway 82 bridge over the Mississippi River dwarf its predecessor and, officials said, promise safer travel for vehicles above and river traffic below. Arkansas and Mississippi officials held a Monday ceremony to dedicate the new bridge about a half-mile down river from the old one, which cost $4.4 million and opened in 1940. It has proved a consistent hazard to barge traffic ever since. The old bridge has one of the worst barge-bridge accident rates on the Mississippi River, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. With the new bridge further down river, tow boat operators will have an extra 2,800 feet to maneuver after coming out of a 90-degree bend just above the old structure. The new bridge design also lengthens the main span from 840 feet to 1,378 feet, giving watercraft more room. And the piers for the two support towers are designed to better withstand being hit if a barge does not make it through.

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People walk across the newly constructed U.S. 82 River Bridge. Motorists also should benefit. The old span is an unsettling 24 feet wide, with no emergency lanes. The new bridge has four 12-foot lanes, a center divider, 12-foot outside emergency lanes and 8-foot inside shoulders. Last-minute work is wrapping up and vehicles should be traveling the new bridge by week’s end.

The old span carries only about 7,000 vehicles each day, with many going to or from U.S. Highway 65 in Arkansas. In contrast, the Interstate 40 and Interstate 55 bridges between Memphis, Tenn., and West Memphis, Ark., carry a combined 75,000 vehicles per day. But Lake Village Mayor

JoAnne Bush said she expects the new U.S. 82 bridge to attract more traffic. “I think the bridge itself is a tourist attraction,” she said. “I think people are going to choose this direction to travel and that will bring increased business.” Officials say the bridge will make it easier for farmers to traverse the river

and for gamblers to get from Arkansas to the three casinos along the river in Greenville, Miss. The bridge’s projected cost was $201 million at the time of its 2001 groundbreaking. But Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department spokesman Randy Ort said the ultimate 64 percent increase in the final price was not a surprise because of increased construction costs in recent years. The vast majority of the cost — which includes demolition of the old bridge — was covered with federal matching funds, with Mississippi and Arkansas dividing the remaining 10 percent. Mississippi oversaw construction. Ort said the old U.S. 82 bridge was eligible for replacement because it did not meet modern design and safety standards. The narrow lanes and vulnerable location were two considerations, and the steep crest of the bridge’s roadway sharply limited sight distance. “There’s obviously no doubt that (the old bridge) is functionally obsolete,” Ort said.

Alcorn State adds new programs at Natchez campus NATCHEZ, Miss. — Alcorn State University has added elementary education bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at its Natchez campus. Ruth Nichols, ASU’s vice president for branch campuses, said that the bachelor’s program is designed for students who have completed two years of college or earned an associates degree. She said the master’s program is designed for licensed teachers looking to advance their degree. Nichols says night classes will accommodate teaching schedules. In the past, students could take elementary education classes but not complete degrees at the Natchez campus. Nichols says ASU added the programs at the urging of local school systems, teachers and community members.

Bond set for man in Terry slaying JACKSON, Miss. — A 64-year-old Terry man accused of killing his daughter and son-in-law apparently had a contentious relationship with the daughter, investigators said. Bond for James Bailey Sr. was set at $400,000 Monday during his initial appearance


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Ex-mayor, lawmaker Callicott dies SENATOBIA, Miss. — W.E. “Bill” Callicott, a Senatobia businessman who served three terms in the Mississippi House and three terms as mayor of his north Mississippi town, has died. He was 86. Callicott died Sunday at the Trinity Hospice at Baptist Hospital East in Memphis. Services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Senatobia Presbyterian Church with burial in Bethesda Cemetery, according to officials at Pate-Jones Funeral Home in Senatobia.

Callicott was owner of the Callicott Insurance Agency, a business his grandfather began in 1915. He served in the House from 1960 to 1976, where he was chairman of the Municipalities Committee. He later served as mayor of Senatobia for three terms. He is survived by his two sons, five grandchildren and a sister.

State man booked for molestation in La. THIBODAUX, La. — Louisiana State Police have arrested a Mississippi man accused of molesting young girls in Lafourche Parish. Celestino Garcia, 56, of Brookhaven, was arrested and booked Friday on counts of aggravated rape, molestation of a juvenile and oral sexual battery. His bail was set at $175,000. Trooper Bryan Zeringue said Garcia, believed to be a legal U.S. resident, recently moved to Brookhaven from Golden Meadow, La., but continued to work in Louisiana. Troopers said investigators received allegations that Garcia had inappropriate sexual contact with four girls between the ages of 7 and 12. The allegations led to warrants for his arrest. It was not immediately

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Federal funds to pay for Gulfport work GULFPORT, Miss. — Gulfport leaders are lining up ideas for about $500,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds to be spent in 2011 in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. Based on funding in previous years, the city antici-

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Fastenal (FAST)....................... 49.95 Family Dollar (FDO).............. 39.70 Fred’s (FRED)............................ 11.04 Int’l Paper (IP)......................... 25.50 Janus Capital Group (JNS)......10.90 J.C. Penney (JCP)................... 25.73 Kroger Stores (KR)................. 21.13 Kan. City So. (KSU)................ 39.45 Legg Mason (LM)................. 30.08 Parkway Properties (PKY)......16.37 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)................. 64.98 Regions Financial (RF).......... 7.09 Rowan (RDC)........................... 25.40 Saks Inc. (SKS)............................8.41 Sears Holdings (SHLD)........ 70.24 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).......25.86 Sunoco (SUN).......................... 34.57 Trustmark (TRMK)................. 21.07 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)..................... 37.19 Tyson Foods (TSN)................ 18.06 Viacom (VIA)............................ 37.76 Walgreens (WAG).................. 29.88 Wal-Mart (WMT).................... 51.13


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nissan is recalling 51,100 of its Cube hatchbacks in the United States and Canada because of possible problems with fuel spilling during rear-end collisions. In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan Motor Co. said Monday tests conducted by NHTSA safety regulators found more fuel spilled than federal standards allow. The spillage occurred during rear-end crash tests at 50 miles per hour where the vehicle also spun onto its side. Nissan said its own earlier tests did not show any fuel leakage, but it will issue a voluntary recall. It notified dealers last week and will contact owners on Aug. 30. Dealers will attach a special protector to prevent


because months after sending in the information to them, I am still getting letters. How can I fix this problem once and for all? I would appreciate any help you can give me. — W.R., via e-mail A.: Obviously an error has been made on the part of the IRS, which can and does happen. Someone has punched in information that might belong to another party. I would make a few phone calls in lieu of sending any more correspondence. While many things can get lost in a system, it would be much more difficult for that to happen on a one-on-one appointment at an IRS office, which is not difficult to arrange. Get all of your documents in order and sit down with them until you are satisfied. •

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A 2009 Nissan Cube leaks. No injuries or incidents have been reported by drivers, according to Nissan. The recall covers model year 2009 and 2010 Cubes made

between Jan. 30, 2009, and July 30. It includes 45,700 in the United States and 5,400 in Canada. Cubes sold in Europe and Japan are not included because they use different

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Two economic reports $ 79 cause stocks to fluctuate 6. NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks traded in a tight range today as investors again try to balance conflicting economic and earnings reports to determine the pace of a global recovery. Another disappointing report on consumer confidence and a slowdown in regional manufacturing activity from the Richmond Federal Reserve tempered the market’s early gains, leaving indexes mixed in midmorning trading. Stocks rose moderately at the open thanks to strong earnings from chemical maker DuPont Co. and European banks UBS and Deutsche Bank. Investors’ attention span has been somewhat short in recent months, leading to trades that are often dictated by the latest piece of news. Mixed economic and earnings data has also added to volatility. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 3 points. The Conference Board, a private research group, said its Consumer Confidence Index slipped to 50.4 in July, down from the revised 54.3 in June. Economists polled by Thomson Reuters had forecast a drop to 51. Consumer confidence has waned in recent months, largely because of concerns over unemployment. With consumers not as confident as they were just a few months ago, their spending

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Wreck victims – 1 dead, 1 injured — misidentified

Father cites hospital miscommunication in identity mix-up of two friends PHOENIX (AP) — The father of one of two women misidentified after a deadly Arizona traffic crash says the problem stemmed from a communication mistake at a Phoenix hospital. Frank Cantu said Monday the hospital correctly identified the woman in critical condition following the July 18 crash — but then notified the wrong family. He said St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center used information provided by the families to determine it was 19-year-old Abby Guerra who survived the wreck, not his 21-year-old daughter, Marlena Cantu. But he said hospital staff mistakenly came to him and said the hospitalized woman was his daughter. “They talked to the wrong person,” he said.

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Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Sgt. Kevin Wood answers a question as Suzanne Pfister, vice president of external affairs for St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, listens during a news conference Monday in Phoenix. Frank Cantu said Guerra was then assumed to be the woman who died at the

scene. A spokesman for St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Monday. Earlier in the day, the hospital’s vice presiAbby dent of exterGuerra nal affairs, Suzanne Pfister, said it was difficult to identify the woman who was hospitalized because she was badly injured and doctors were struggling to keep her alive. “The hospital does not conduct fingerprinting nor do dental records in the middle of a trauma situation, because the overwhelming emphasis is on saving the patient’s life,” Pfister said at a news conference. She said the hospital identi-

fied the patient as Cantu after asking family members about recognizable marks, scars or bone breaks. She declined to say what features were used in the identification, citing the Guerra family’s request for privacy. Sgt. Kevin Wood, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman, added officers and hospital staff spent about five hours trying to identify the patient. Frank Cantu said the family was asked for traits to easily identify the young women, and Guerra’s mother said her daughter had an identifiable mark on her chest. Cantu said a hospital worker went to check the patient and returned to Cantu and told him the patient was his daughter. Guerra’s family was then told their daughter had died

at the scene, he said. The mistake wasn’t discovered until Saturday — after the Maricopa County medical examiner’s office completed an autopsy and sought a comparison of dental records. Cantu and Guerra were among a group of five friends from Ironwood High School in Glendale, near Phoenix, who were returning from Disneyland when the sport utility vehicle they were in blew a tire. The driver lost control, and the SUV rolled. One of the five — 20-year-old Tyler Parker — was taken to St. Joseph’s, where he died the next day. A woman believed to be Cantu and another person suffered head trauma and were also taken to St. Joseph’s. Another woman, believed to be Guerra, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Blagojevich lawyer Rare twister rips through Montana, kills 2 irks judge, risks jail CHICAGO (AP) — Rod Blagojevich’s defense attorney could find himself behind bars even as he works to keep his client out of prison. Sam Adam Jr. faced that dilemma before presenting his closing arguments in the former Illinois governor’s corruption trial today, after he and the presiding judge clashed over whether he could mention witnesses whom prosecutors did not call during the evidence stage of the trial. Judge James B. Zagel warned Adam on Monday that he would hold him in contempt if he mentioned those witnesses. Turning red and raising his arms, Adam responded, “I will go to jail over this.” A showdown between the gray-haired, by-the-book federal judge and the young, theatrical attorney — who made his name in Chicago’s more freewheeling Criminal Courts Building — could come when Adam starts his closing arguments. If Adam mentions the potential witnesses, implying that they would have hurt the prosecution’s case and helped Blagojevich, the judge could have him charged with contempt and taken into custody

immediately. “If he disobeys a ruling of the court, absolutely he could be held in contempt,” said Brad Simon, Rod a former fedBlagojevich eral prosecutor in New York and Washington, D.C., who now handles white-collar criminal cases as a defense attorney. But others didn’t think the 37-year-old Adam would risk being hauled off to jail, thereby robbing himself of a chance to make what could be the highest-profile closing of his career. “He’s a smart lawyer,” said Michael Helfand, a Chicago attorney with no link to the case. “No one in their right mind tells a judge, ‘I disagree with your order and I’ll go to jail for it.’ Going to jail won’t help anyone.” Adam, Helfand speculated, might not have wanted to deliver only part of his closing on Monday and the rest today, as the judge had told him earlier he would do. “Now, he’ll get his three or three and a half hours of closing on the same day,” he said.


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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A rare tornado tore through a farmhouse and killed two people inside, leaving nothing but the house’s foundation and a few twisted vehicles as it swept through Montana’s remote and sparsely populated northeastern corner. A teenage boy and a man in his 40s were killed on the farm when the tornado touched down Monday evening about 13 miles west of Reserve, Sheridan County Sheriff Patrick Ulrickson said. A 71-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Plentywood and will be transported to Billings, he said. Authorities declined to name the victims at the farm, saying they were still notifying family members. A nurse who answered at the hospital late Monday would not

release any information about the woman’s injuries. Don Simonsen of the National Weather Service in Glasgow said the tornado touched down west of Reserve between 7:15 and 7:45 p.m. before crossing into North Dakota, where it weakened. There also was at least one tornado reported about 20 miles south of Flaxville in Daniels County, Simonsen said. Before the tornado touched down, authorities reported heavy hail and rain, along with strong wind pushing through. Medicine Lake resident Brandon French said he and five other men were watching the tornado from a hillside when they got a call that a farm to the west had been hit. The men got into a pickup and were among the first to

arrive. The house, barn, lean-to and various buildings that had been there just moments before were simply gone, he said. “There’s no houses, there’s no buildings, there’s nothing left,” French said. “The vehicles were all turned over, there was a pickup plowed into a tractor — it just wrapped the pickup around the tractor. You couldn’t peel it off.” Ulrickson said the damage was devastating — the house was completely gone from the foundation. The tornado also destroyed a mobile home and other buildings, he said. “We had a Quonset hut that was crushed like a pop can,” he said. Northeastern Montana is part of the Hi-Line, with vast stretches of plains and rolling wheat fields just south of

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Choctaw Continued from Page A1. The Choctaw casinos are not regulated by the state. Mississippi has 30 state-regulated casinos that operate along the waters of the Mississippi River and near the Gulf Coast. Several other Republi-

PRECISION FORECAST can statewide elected officials oppose the development, including Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and State Auditor Stacey Pickering, who is from Jones County. U.S. Sen. Roger

Wicker and U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, both Republicans, also are against it. Warren Strain, a spokesman for the tribe, declined to comment about Barbour’s letter, citing potential litigation.

Strain said Mississippi State University is researching the economic impact the casino would have on the area. He said the project will extend the Pearl River Resort in Neshoba County,

which employs about 3,000 and has an annual payroll of around $86.5 million. Strain said the Jones County development will create up to 250 jobs, with one-third reserved for tribe members.

Youth Continued from Page A1. Winfield said the program has succeeded in teaching youth life skills and has allowed them to have a productive summer. “One of the things we really want to do is get out here and take our communities back,” Winfield said Monday at the playground on Farmer Street, the first of about 14 playgrounds and parks the youth will work on. “What we found has been that many of our area parks that are owned and maintained by the city in the less than affluent areas have been overlooked and we want to make sure that something like that doesn’t happen again.” Winfield said the workers have exceeded his expectations and he hopes they continue to do positive things for

the city. “Another ulterior motive that I have is to encourage our young people to get their education or to learn their trade for whatever they choose to do and to come back to this community and give back,” he said. Sammie Rainey, interim director of buildings and maintenance, said the four guys working in his department have done a great job painting fire stations and other city buildings. “They’re all good painters,” Rainey said. “I’m not blowing smoke now. Their work speaks for itself.” Darnell White, 19, a student at Alcorn State University and one of the four working in Rainey’s department, said he has learned a lot from the

experience. “I learned how to work with others,” he said. “As far as painting, I learned how to paint floors and cut in on walls, roll walls. I learned a lot with paint.” White, who did not have any previous painting experience, said he would like to paint houses on the side for extra money. White said when he rides by the fire station “it feels good to say, ‘Hey, I helped with that.’” When the program was approved during the May 25 Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman voted against it because of the cost. “It’s not that I don’t support the kids or anything,” he said. “When you’re putting

on part-time workers making basically the same thing as some of your full-time guys, when you get to a minimum wage scenario and (full-time workers) haven’t been able to get raises and stuff like that, I think money could be used a little bit differently.” The youth workers are paid $7.25 an hour and work 20 hours a week. Nearly 200 applied. Applicants were selected by a drawing to ensure favoritism wasn’t shown. The total cost to pay the 43 workers for six weeks is $37,410, which comes from the city’s general fund. There was no program last summer due to budget constraints. Beauman said youth summer work programs have been around at least since 1994 when he was director of

parks and recreation. The number of workers hired has varied over the years, from a few dozen to more than 100, he said. “It’s a good program, but I don’t think it’s something that’s a necessity,” he said. “I don’t feel like we had the available dollars to spend there that we should have been spending on full-time employees, let’s say. I know we’re in a mode right now we’re trying to find dollars for the next budget year and possibly do some kind of a small raise.” Forty-three high school and college students have been working parttime in the city’s departments over the past five weeks as part of the youth summer work program, which ends Friday.

David Anderson Jr. David Anderson Jr. died Monday, July 26, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. He was 62. Arrangements are incomplete with Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home in charge.

Mary Lou Barton BENTON, Ark. — Mary Lou Barton, age 71, of Benton, Ark., passed away on July 25, 2010. She was born on Jan. 4, 1939, in Ventura, Calif., to the late Max E. Smith and Ardell Taylor Smith. She was a Mary Lou member of Barton First Baptist Church in Benton, was a nurse secretary and was a dispatcher for South Central Arkansas Transit. Survivors include her husband, Grady L. Barton of Benton; two sons, Denver Dan Wilson and wife Lucy and Ronnie Wilson and wife Lisa, all of Hot Springs; two daughters, Becky Lynn Chandler of Vicksburg and Tamara Della Wilson of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren, Michael Lewis Jr., Dennis Wilson, Traci Lynch, Ricky Lawrence, Mary Sparkes, Amberly Williams, Ronnie Joe Wilson Jr., and Brant Evan Wilson; and six greatgrandchildren, Logan Sky Williams, Madison Sparks, Makenzie Lynch, Emmalea Wilson, Michael Austin Lewis and Ava Wilson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047) with Dr. Rick Grant officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service. Cremation arrangements were provided by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home. Online guestbook available at www. ballard.




Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms; lows in the mid-70s; highs in the lower 90s

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LOCAL FORECAST Thursday-friday Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms; lows in the mid-70s; highs in the upper 90s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Chance of showers and thunderstorms; lows in mid-70s Thursday-saturday Partly cloudy; isolated showers and thunderstorms; lows in the mid70s; highs in the upper 90s

in Jackson, was one of several lawyers paid millions in fees from the drug-makers settlement fund and is the only attorney prosecuted for submitting faked claims. Most awards went to people from Jefferson County, and

several of those payees were prosecuted. In April, Arledge asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi to shorten his sentence on grounds his criminal defense attorneys were

either distracted by personal issues or involved in the original Fen-Phen litigation without his knowledge. That case is still active before U.S. District Judge David Bramlette, whose sentence has already been affirmed by the 5th U.S.

Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. Arledge’s release date is Oct. 12, 2013, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He was suspended from practicing law in Mississippi in 2008.

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Arledge Continued from Page A1. clients to a settlement fund set up after the Food and Drug Administration pulled the drug from the market in 1997. Research revealed it could cause heart problems. Arledge, then an associate of the Richard Schwartz firm


David Hunt Dabney David Hunt Dabney died Monday, July 26, 2010, at home after a brief illness. He was 67 years old. David was born Oct. 13, 1942, and lived most of his life in Vicksburg. He attended Vicksburg elementary schools and later The Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tenn. He attended Emory College in Georgia and graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in business administration. A lover of fine antiques and elegance, David was coowner of the historic Martha Vick House, a popular tourist attraction and favorite venue for parties and receptions. David is survived by his partner of 37 years, William Arthur Longfellow; his sister, Eloise Dabney Lautier de Varona of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; his feline companion, Orangey Louise; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grand-nephews and other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick Yeamans Dabney and Eloise Walne Dabney; and his sister, Mary Dabney Nicholls. A past president of the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, David was also a member of the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation, Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, Vicksburg Art Association and The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal. Services will be Wednesday, July 28, at 2 p.m. at The Church of the Holy Trinity with Father Michael Nation officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 2 p.m. in Clifton McInnis Parish Hall. Friends are invited to the Martha Vick House after burial. Pallbearers will be Jack Conway, Dick Ferguson, Trip Hadad, Frank Harrison, Herb Jones, Bob Pickett, Gen. Thomas Sands and Harry Sharp. Honorary pallbearers will be Leo Boolos, Bryan Brabston, Eustace Conway, Ed Hands, Don Jarrett, Ted Levi, Jean-Pierre SchweitzerLagesse, William Shappley,

Dick Walne and Dr. Murray Whitaker. Memorials may be made to The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, or to the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society.

Rose Marie Mahalitc ROLLING FORK — Rose Marie Mahalitc died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at University Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was 77. Mrs. Mahalitc was born in Texas and had been a resident of Issaquena County for 49 years. She was a member of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Anguilla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Mahalitc; a granddaughter, Taylor Grace Mahalitc; and two brothers, Raymond Hubenak and Willie Hubenak. Survivors include four sons, Albert Mahalitc of Greenville, George Mahalitc of Rolling Fork, Russell Mahalitc of Glen Allan and Edward Mahalitc of Vicksburg; a daughter, Linda Burke of Glen Allan; a brother, Marvin Hubenak of Ganado, Texas; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Bucciantini, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery in Rolling Fork. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork. A rosary will be said at 7 tonight at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Albert Mahalitc, George Mahalitc, Russel Mahalitc and Edward Mahalitc. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Mahalitc, Allen Burke, Rodney Mahalitc, Chase Mahalitc, Gwen Taylor and Harvey Williams.

Ida Moffett Ida Moffett died today, July 27, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 63. Services are incomplete with Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home in charge.

George D. Ramseur UTICA — George D. Ramseur died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Mississippi State Hospital. He was 48. Mr. Ramseur was a Biloxi native and had lived in the Utica area since 1979. He was

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Mrs. Carla Nadler Simpson Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010 St. John Catholic Church Plaquemine, Louisiana Interment Grace Cemetery Plaquemine, Louisiana Visitation 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday at Riles Funeral Home •

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a member of Faith Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce Ramseur Sr. and Natalie Vars Ramseur; his grandparents, Mildred and George Vars; a sister, Natale Ann Ramseur; and two brothers, Bruce Ramseur and Gary Ramseur. Survivors include two sisters, Millie Skelton of Utica and Lenore Browder of Raymond; and nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Baptist Church Cemetery in Utica with George Weeks officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.


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Mrs. Louise Moore Larson

Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Glenwood Chapel Interment Green Acres Memorial Park Memorials First Presbyterian Church 1501 Cherry Street Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 •

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Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 94º Low/past 24 hours............... 75º Average temperature......... 85º Normal this date................... 82º Record low..............64º in 1911 Record high............98º in 1952 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.02 inch This month..............4.38 inches Total/year.............. 24.29 inches Normal/month......3.00 inches Normal/year........ 32.99 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active............................ 7:19 A.M. Most active................. 1:08 P.M. Active............................. 7:39 P.M. Most active.................. 1:29 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:04 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:03 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:14

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 29.0 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.4 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 11.9 | Change: -1.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 12.7 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 4.0 | Change: -1.4 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current:7.2 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................76.4 River....................................76.1

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 33.5 Thursday................................ 32.9 Friday....................................... 32.5 Memphis Wednesday........................... 18.9 Thursday................................ 18.7 Friday....................................... 18.2 Greenville Wednesday........................... 34.6 Thursday................................ 35.0 Friday....................................... 35.3 Vicksburg Wednesday........................... 29.1 Thursday................................ 29.5 Friday....................................... 29.9


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NATO: Missing U.S. sailor is dead

County Continued from Page A1. equipment, can apply to real and/or personal property related to the improvements. Cooper’s exemption covers up to 10 years of ad valorem taxes due to the city and county, with state and school taxes excluded. No other local businesses applied this year for the break, a sign that the brunt of the recession stymied large-scale growth of existing businesses last year, Holland said. “It’s basically come to a halt,” Holland said. “This is the first year I can ever recall having just one apply.” Last year, three firms received breaks on more than $14.6 million in new equipment and property purchases in 2008. The year before, five local industries received breaks on about $4.7 million. Cooper’s plant on U.S. 61 South, which opened in 1982 at the former Westinghouse Electric site, was most active in the past year in the production of energy-efficient outdoor products that use light-emitting diodes, or LED, technology instead of incandescent light. Though the local plant was not expanded physically, the additions and expansions preserved about 373 regular and contracted jobs at the plant on a $12.5 million payroll, according to the company.

Overall property values in Vicksburg and Warren County rose 1.9 percent in the past year on scant commercial development, a figure on which city and county officials have based forecasts of no hike in tax rates on bills to arrive in December. Budget talks to craft a spending plan for city officials will continue until mid-August, with a hearing planned for 7 p.m. Aug. 26. Supervisors begin discussing departmental and other funding requests during informal sessions starting Wednesday and continuing through Friday. Both are expected to come in lower than this year’s budgets, which equaled $31.1 million for Vicksburg and $15 million for Warren County. Values set for Ameristar and Riverwalk casinos are in dispute and still in circuit court. No action was reported taken by supervisors during the update with Holland on Thursday. Two other board actions Thursday were recorded by the chancery clerk’s office, the renomination of David Day to the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau and a vote to apply for money under the Violence Against Women grant program to continue funding for an extra assistant district attorney.

KABUL, Afghanistan — One of two U.S. sailors missing in Afghanistan since last week has been confirmed dead and his body recovered, a NATO spokesman said today. The search continues for the other missing sailor, said Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale. The two Navy personnel went missing Friday in the eastern province of Logar, after an armored sport utility vehicle was seen driving into a Taliban-held area. NATO officials were unable to say what they were doing in such a dangerous area. The Taliban have said they killed one, captured the other.

Gas might spark Lebanon-Israel clash BEIRUT — The discovery of large natural gas reserves under the waters of the eastern Mediterranean could potentially mean a huge economic windfall for Israel and Lebanon, both resource-poor nations — if it doesn’t spark


today. Lonnie Franklin Jr., a 57-year-old car mechanic from South Los Angeles, was arrested July 7 after DNA evidence linked him to the killings, spanning 22 years.

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South Korean military members fire a torpedo during drills today in the East Sea. new war between them. The Hezbollah militant group has blared warnings that Israel plans to steal natural gas from Lebanese territory and vows to defend the resources.

Arizona seeks to nix Grim Sleeper suspect immigration challenge to be arraigned today PHOENIX — Attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer have asked a judge to throw out the U.S. Justice Department’s challenge to Arizona’s new immi-

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ward said it was right that BP have new leadership. “The Gulf of Mexico explosion was a terrible tragedy for which — as the man in charge of BP when it happened — I will always feel a deep responsibility, regardless of where blame is ultimately found to lie,” he said. On top of the payout, Hayward retains his rights to shares under a long-term performance program which could be worth several million pounds if BP’s share price recovers.

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On B3 Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Garza throws a no-hitter Monday.

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Austin King tries to get through Jake Boyd’s block during football practice at Porters Chapel Academy.

On B3 NASCAR fines drivers for detrimental comments.


YOUTH BASEBALL Governor’s Cup Friday-Sunday at Halls Ferry Park

GOLF Warren Co. Championship Saturday and Sunday at Clear Creek Golf Course PREP FOOTBALL WC vs. Ocean Springs Aug. 20, 6 p.m. at Vicksburg High Vicksburg hosts Gulfport Aug. 20, 8:30 p.m.


7 p.m. WGN - Ted Lilly will get the start as the Chicago Cubs battle their NL Central rivals, the Houston Astros, in the weird confines of Minute Maid Park.



Mississippi Titans and Porters Chapel pitcher threw three innings for the win as the Titans beat the Golden Spikes 9-0 at the University of Alabama Showdown Saturday.


Saints sign draft pick

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Saints second-round draft choice Charles Brown has signed a contract with New Orleans in time for the left tackle to report for training camp. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said Brown signed the four-year deal on Monday. Brown, who is 6-foot-5, 297-pounds, was the 64th overall selection in last April’s the NFL draft following a career at USC.


La. Pick 3: 1-1-1 La. Pick 4: 5-6-2-2 Weekly results: B2

Time for two-a-days By Ernest Bowker As dawn broke over Mississippi on Monday, Vicksburg High’s football players were conducting an odd game of leapfrog on dewsoaked grass. Across town at Warren Central, players spent an hour in the classroom before donning their helmets. At St. Aloysius, the Flashes worked on their kick and punt coverage during a portion of practice that seemed lifted from the middle of the season. A couple of hours later, at Porters Chapel, the Eagles lifted weights and did a series of conditioning drills, opting to leave the football for later. On the first day teams were able to practice, the way they went about it was as varied as the colors of the uniforms. Seeking ways to change up the routine or keep their players’ attention, Warren County’s coaches experimented with different methods to accomplish their goals. “While we’re conditioning, we might as well get some special teams in. We worked on their lane assignments,” St. Al coach B.J. Smithhart said after the first of his team’s two scheduled practices on Monday. St. Al will continue two-a-

Warren Central’s Norman Jones catches a pass during practice Monday afternoon.

prep football day workouts through next week. “It gives them a little break. They’re listening, learning, and it’s something different.” Warren Central focused on the learning part during its first day of two-a-days. The Vikings spent an hour going over concepts on the chalkboard and watching

film before hitting the practice field just after 7 a.m. A two-hour workout followed, focusing on fundamentals and position work. Another brief team meeting preceded the evening workout. First-year WC coach Josh Morgan said the team would follow the same schedule the rest of the week. The Vikings conclude two-a-days on Wednes-

day, then will have a single practice in the morning on Thursday and Friday before taking the weekend off. “Coaches don’t have to teach, the players don’t have school. It’s a good time to meet with the guys and make sure they know where they’re supposed to be,” Morgan said. “We try to go over everything in meetings See Football, Page B4.

JACKSON — The spoils from the New Orleans Saints’ historic run to the NFL’s Super Bowl championship were on display Monday for Central Mississippi Saints fans to see. The Saints’ Championship Tour made its seventh stop at the Jackson Convention Center, bringing with them the Vince Lombardi Trophy, one of the most widely recognized sports trophies in the world. The Saints won their first world championship in February when they rallied to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 at Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. Former Saints player Michael Lewis, now a member of the team’s front office, was on hand to help Saints fans soak up some fun memories of the team’s 2009 season, when the team went a franchise-best 13-3 and earned wins over Arizona and Minnesota in the NFC playoffs. “This has been a wonderful experience to be able to share this with the fans,” said Lewis, who played five seasons in the NFL, including four with the Saints as a wide receiver, kick and punt returner. “We’ve literally had thousands of fans come to out to these tours. It’s been great to see their reactions to the Lombardi Trophy, Drew Brees’ uniform, a Super Bowl ring, and our other exhibits. This shows how the Saints are committed to giving back to our fans.” A steady stream of fans came into Convention Center’s exhibit hall and formed a long line to catch a glimpse of the Lombardi Trophy. “It’s been the most popular thing on the tour,” said Alexa Black, one of the five Saintsations who made the trip to Jackson. “There have been a lot more people than we thought it would be. The tour has been great for us and the fans,” Black said. “It’s been awesome,” added Brooke Rafidi, a second-year Saintsation. “We’ve been See Saints, Page B4.

Braves turning back the clock By The Associated Press ATLANTA — Brian McCann grew up cheering for Glavine and McGriff, Maddux and Justice, guys who expected to make the playoffs year after year after year. The Braves catcher is starting to get that feeling himself. Atlanta has reclaimed a once-familiar position, first place in the NL East for going on two months now. Even after losing two of three at Florida over the weekend (just their second series loss since early May), the Braves enjoyed a day off Monday with a 41⁄2-game lead over Philadelphia, the league’s two-time reigning champs. “I was a huge baseball fan growing up. This was the team I rooted for,” said

mlb McCann, a five-time AllStar and native of suburban Atlanta. “I definitely think the team we have here now is how they played in the ‘90s.” The formula sure sounds similar: Stingy pitching, solid defense, opportunistic hitting, that familiar face running it all from the dugout. Yes, even Bobby Cox is starting to get that feeling again, too. “It’s great chemistry right now,” said Cox, who has more wins (2,465) than all but three other managers in major league history. “They’re all pulling together.” This is the final season for the 69-year-old Cox, but don’t even attempt to pry out of him the meaning of his impending retirement —

he’s more likely to agree to a root canal than talk about anything more than the next game. Yet the players seem intent on providing their beloved skipper with more than a rocking chair for his going-away present. “Bobby Cox is the reason the Braves have had so much success,” McCann said. “He’s treating it like just another season, but we want to make it special for him.” In many ways, this is an appropriate team for Cox to go out on. It looks a lot like that group he had way back in 1991, the year the Braves went from worst to the first of their unprecedented 14 straight division titles. Instead of Tom Glavine and John Smoltz in their early years, these Braves have See Braves, Page B4.

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Atlanta Braves outfielder Melky Cabrera, left, is congratulated by teammate Martin Prado, right, after scoring Sunday.


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FOOTBALL NCAA plans to interview one Georgia player ATLANTA — The NCAA intends to interview only one Georgia player as part of its probe into improper benefits given to athletes by agents. In an e-mail obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, Marcus Wilson, the NCAA’s assistant director in charge of agents activities, outlined plans for the interview. The NCAA is investigating possible rules violations at a party on Miami’s South Beach in May. Wilson wants to find if the player was involved in, or knew about, NCAA rules violations. Georgia redacted the studentathlete’s name when releasing the e-mail. Standout wide receiver A.J. Green says he has never been to Miami and coach Mark Richt says the university will wait to see what happens.

Bengals talking with Terrell Owens CINCINNATI — Bengals owner Mike Brown is trying to produce his own reality show. Terrell Owens. Chad Ochocinco. Together in Cincinnati. Brown said that the team has discussed a contract with Owens and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. The Bengals passed on the chance to sign the 36-year-old receiver after a tryout in March, but have given it more thought now that he remains a free agent. If Owens accepts the offer, the Bengals would lead the league in reality show stars. Receiver Chad Ochocinco appeared on “Dancing With the Stars” in the offseason, and has a dating show called “Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch” currently playing on VH1.

Titans suing USC, coach Lane Kiffin NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans are suing Southern California and coach Lane Kiffin for “maliciously” luring away assistant running backs coach Kennedy Pola a week before training camp opens. Tennessee Football Inc., the company that owns the Titans, filed the lawsuit Monday in Davidson County Chancery Court against both the university and Kiffin. The lawsuit accuses Southern California and Kiffin of violating Pola’s contract that required him to have written permission to discuss a job with anyone other than the Titans.

TENNIS Roger Federer works with new coach MIAMI — With his ranking on the decline, Roger Federer is working with coach Paul Annacone on a trial basis. Annacone, an American, is the former coach of Pete Sampras. He also coached Marat Safin and Tim Henman, and is now the head coach of men’s tennis for Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 27 1973 — The Miami Dolphins beat the College All-Stars 14-3 in Chicago. 1986 — Bobby Hillin Jr. becomes the youngest winner in the history of NASCAR, surviving the Talladega 500 at Alabama International Motor Speedway. Hillin, 22, takes the lead from Tim Richmond eight laps from the end of the 188-lap event. 1993 — Reggie Lewis, the 27-yearold Boston Celtics star who collapsed during a playoff game on April 29 from a heart ailment, dies after a light workout at the team’s practice facility at Brandeis University. 1996 — On the day when one person dies and more than 100 are injured by a bomb, the Olympic competition is held beneath flags at half-staff. Canada’s Donovan Bailey sets the world record to win the 100 meters in 9.84 seconds, the Games’ glamour race.

American League East Division

W New York.......................63 Tampa Bay....................60 Boston...........................56 Toronto..........................51 Baltimore.......................31

L 35 38 44 49 68

Pct GB .643 — .612 3 .560 8 .510 13 .313 32 1/2

Central Division

W Chicago.........................54 Minnesota......................54 Detroit............................51 Kansas City...................42 Cleveland.......................41

L 44 46 47 57 58

Pct GB .551 — .540 1 .520 3 .424 12 1/2 .414 13 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................58 41 .586 — Oakland.........................50 48 .510 7 1/2 Los Angeles..................52 50 .510 7 1/2 Seattle...........................39 61 .390 19 1/2 ——— Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 3, Cleveland 2 Toronto 9, Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 0 Minnesota 19, Kansas City 1 Chicago White Sox 6, Seattle 1 Boston 6, L.A. Angels 3 Today’s Games N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 13-3) at Cleveland (Tomlin 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Baltimore (Millwood 2-9) at Toronto (R.Romero 7-7), 6:07 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 12-5) at Tampa Bay (J.Shields 8-9), 6:10 p.m. Oakland (G.Gonzalez 9-6) at Texas (Cl.Lee 9-4), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 12-6) at Kansas City (Chen 5-4), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (Rowland-Smith 1-9) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 5-8), 7:10 p.m. Boston (Lackey 9-5) at L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 9-6), 9:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Minnesota (Duensing 3-1) at Kansas City (Bannister 7-9), 1:10 p.m. Boston (Beckett 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 10-7), 2:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 8-8) at Cleveland (Carmona 10-7), 6:05 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 4-10) at Toronto (Mills 0-0), 6:07 p.m. Detroit (Bonine 4-0) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 8-3), 6:10 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 9-4) at Texas (C.Lewis 9-6), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (J.Vargas 6-5) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 9-8), 7:10 p.m.

National League East Division

W Atlanta...........................57 Philadelphia...................53 Florida............................50 New York.......................50 Washington....................42

L 41 46 49 49 57

Pct GB .582 — .535 4 1/2 .505 7 1/2 .505 7 1/2 .424 15 1/2

Central Division

W St. Louis........................55 Cincinnati.......................55 Milwaukee......................48 Chicago.........................46 Houston.........................40 Pittsburgh......................34

L 44 46 53 54 59 64

Pct GB .556 — .545 1 .475 8 .460 9 1/2 .404 15 .347 20 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................58 39 .598 — San Francisco...............56 44 .560 3 1/2 Los Angeles..................53 46 .535 6 Colorado........................51 48 .515 8 Arizona..........................37 62 .374 22 ——— Monday’s Games Philadelphia 5, Colorado 4 Chicago Cubs 5, Houston 2 Milwaukee 3, Cincinnati 2 Florida 4, San Francisco 3 Today’s Games Arizona (R.Lopez 5-9) at Philadelphia (Hamels 7-7), 6:05 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 8-6) at Washington (Strasburg 5-2), 6:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 14-5) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 6-4), 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Lilly 3-8) at Houston (Myers 7-6), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Volquez 1-1) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 9-4), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Duke 4-9) at Colorado (De La Rosa 3-2), 7:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 8-5) at San Diego (Garland 9-6), 9:05 p.m. Florida (Jo.Johnson 10-3) at San Francisco (M.Cain 8-8), 9:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 5-7) at Houston (Norris 2-7), 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Tr.Wood 0-1) at Milwaukee (Narveson 8-6), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (E.Jackson 6-9) at Philadelphia (Halladay 11-8), 6:05 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 10-5) at Washington (L.Hernandez 7-6), 6:05 p.m. Florida (Sanabia 1-1) at San Francisco (J.Sanchez 7-6), 6:05 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 9-4) at N.Y. Mets (Takahashi 7-5), 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 1-8) at Colorado (Cook 4-6), 7:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 8-8) at San Diego (Richard 7-5), 9:05 p.m.


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R 66 70 53 49 68 45 46 60 46 73

H 137 124 102 123 125 109 112 114 115 113

Pct. .357 .347 .345 .335 .329 .328 .318 .316 .312 .311

BATTING—Hamilton, Texas, .357; MiCabrera, Detroit, .347; Morneau, Minnesota, .345; ABeltre, Boston, .335; Cano, New York, .329; DelmYoung, Minnesota, .328; DeJesus, Kansas City, .318. RUNS—Teixeira, New York, 75; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 73; Youkilis, Boston, 73; MiCabrera, Detroit, 70; Jeter, New York, 69; Cano, New York, 68; Hamilton, Texas, 66; MYoung, Texas, 66. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 88; ARodriguez, New York, 81; Guerrero, Texas, 76; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 75; Hamilton, Texas, 74; JBautista, Toronto, 70; Teixeira, New York, 70. HITS—Hamilton, Texas, 137; ISuzuki, Seattle, 127; Cano, New York, 125; MiCabrera, Detroit, 124; ABeltre, Boston, 123; MYoung, Texas, 123; Podsednik, Kansas City, 117. DOUBLES—MiCabrera, Detroit, 33; Hamilton, Texas, 32; Markakis, Baltimore, 32; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 30; Mauer, Minnesota, 30; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 30; VWells, Toronto, 29. TRIPLES—Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; AJackson, Detroit, 7; Span, Minnesota, 7; Pennington, Oakland, 6; Podsednik, Kansas City, 6; FLewis, Toronto, 5; Youkilis, Boston, 5. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 28; MiCabrera, Detroit, 24; Hamilton, Texas, 23; Konerko, Chicago, 22; DOrtiz, Boston, 21; CPena, Tampa Bay, 21; Guerrero, Texas, 20; Teixeira, New York, 20; VWells, Toronto, 20. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 36; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 34; Podsednik, Kansas City, 30; RDavis, Oakland, 29; Gardner, New York, 27; BUpton,

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Tampa Bay, 27; Figgins, Seattle, 26. PITCHING—Sabathia, New York, 13-3; Price, Tampa Bay, 13-5; PHughes, New York, 12-3; Verlander, Detroit, 12-5; Pavano, Minnesota, 12-6; Pettitte, New York, 11-2; CBuchholz, Boston, 11-5; Lester, Boston, 11-5; Garza, Tampa Bay, 11-5; Danks, Chicago, 11-7. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 147; FHernandez, Seattle, 145; Lester, Boston, 143; Liriano, Minnesota, 139; Morrow, Toronto, 125; Verlander, Detroit, 124; Greinke, Kansas City, 120. SAVES—NFeliz, Texas, 28; Soria, Kansas City, 27; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 26; Gregg, Toronto, 23; Papelbon, Boston, 23; Valverde, Detroit, 21; Valverde, Detroit, 21; MRivera, New York, 21.


G Furcal LAD...................... 69 Prado Atl......................... 97 Polanco Phi..................... 72 Byrd ChC......................... 98 Votto Cin......................... 94 CGonzalez Col................ 87 AHuff SF.......................... 97 Holliday StL..................... 96 Pagan NYM..................... 91 GSanchez Fla................. 94

AB 282 420 306 368 346 362 350 364 339 356

R 55 71 46 56 67 59 62 56 49 47

Mississippi State H 92 134 97 115 108 111 107 111 103 107

Pct. .326 .319 .317 .313 .312 .307 .306 .305 .304 .301

BATTING—Furcal, Los Angeles, .326; Prado, Atlanta, .319; Polanco, Philadelphia, .317; Byrd, Chicago, .313; Votto, Cincinnati, .312; CGonzalez, Colorado, .307; AHuff, San Francisco, .306. RUNS—Prado, Atlanta, 71; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 70; Weeks, Milwaukee, 69; Votto, Cincinnati, 67; Uggla, Florida, 65; Howard, Philadelphia, 63; Fielder, Milwaukee, 62; AHuff, San Francisco, 62. RBI—Howard, Philadelphia, 78; Hart, Milwaukee, 70; Pujols, St. Louis, 70; DWright, New York, 68; Votto, Cincinnati, 67; Weeks, Milwaukee, 66; Loney, Los Angeles, 65. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 134; Howard, Philadelphia, 117; Byrd, Chicago, 115; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 115; Loney, Los Angeles, 112; Weeks, Milwaukee, 112; Braun, Milwaukee, 111; CGonzalez, Colorado, 111; Holliday, St. Louis, 111. DOUBLES—Werth, Philadelphia, 32; Torres, San Francisco, 30; Byrd, Chicago, 28; Prado, Atlanta, 28; ADunn, Washington, 27; DWright, New York, 27; KJohnson, Arizona, 26; Loney, Los Angeles, 26. TRIPLES—Victorino, Philadelphia, 8; SDrew, Arizona, 7; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 7; Fowler, Colorado, 7; Bay, New York, 6; Pagan, New York, 6; JosReyes, New York, 6. HOME RUNS—Votto, Cincinnati, 25; Fielder, Milwaukee, 24; ADunn, Washington, 23; Pujols, St. Louis, 23; Reynolds, Arizona, 23; Hart, Milwaukee, 22; Howard, Philadelphia, 22. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 31; Morgan, Washington, 25; Pagan, New York, 22; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 21; CYoung, Arizona, 21; HRamirez, Florida, 20; JosReyes, New York, 20. PITCHING—Jimenez, Colorado, 15-2; Wainwright, St. Louis, 14-5; CCarpenter, St. Louis, 11-3; Latos, San Diego, 11-4; Nolasco, Florida, 11-7; Halladay, Philadelphia, 11-8; 9 tied at 10. STRIKEOUTS—Lincecum, San Francisco, 143; Haren, Arizona, 141; JoJohnson, Florida, 141; Halladay, Philadelphia, 140; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 138; Wainwright, St. Louis, 136; Dempster, Chicago, 134. SAVES—HBell, San Diego, 29; BrWilson, San Francisco, 29; FCordero, Cincinnati, 27; Capps, Washington, 24; Nunez, Florida, 24; Wagner, Atlanta, 22; Lindstrom, Houston, 22.

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W x-Tennessee (Cubs)......18 Carolina (Reds).............16 Huntsville (Brewers)......16 Chattanooga (Dodgers).14 West Tenn (Mariners)...14

L 13 15 15 16 17

Pct. .581 .516 .516 .467 .452

GB — 2 2 3 1/2 4

W L Pct. Mobile (D-backs)...........17 13 .567 x-Jacksonville (Marlins).17 14 .548 Montgomery (Rays).......17 14 .548 Mississippi (Braves)...15 16 .484 B-ham (White Sox).......10 21 .323 x-clinched first half ——— Monday’s Games West Tenn 9, Birmingham 4 Jacksonville 2, Huntsville 1 Tennessee 10, Mississippi 5 Montgomery 11, Carolina 4 Mobile at Chattanooga, ppd., rain Today’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Mississippi at Huntsville, 7 p.m. Chattanooga at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Montgomery at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Carolina, 7:15 p.m. West Tenn at Tennessee, 7:15 p.m.

GB — 1/2 1/2 2 1/2 7 1/2

South Division

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

Date Opponent Time/TV Sept. 9...............Minnesota.............. 7:30 p.m. NBC Sept. 20............. at San Francisco.7:30 p.m. ESPN Sept. 26.............Atlanta.............................Noon Fox Oct. 3...............Carolina............................Noon Fox Oct. Arizona................ 3:05 p.m. Fox Oct. Tampa Bay................Noon Fox Oct. 24...............Cleveland...................... Noon CBS Oct. 31...............Pittsburgh.............. 7:20 p.m. NBC Nov. Carolina.......................Noon Fox Nov. 14...............BYE Nov. 21...............Seattle............................Noon Fox Nov. Dallas...................... 3 p.m. Fox Dec. Cincinnati.....................Noon Fox Dec. 12...............St. Louis........................Noon Fox Dec. Baltimore...................Noon Fox Dec. Atlanta............ 7:30 p.m. ESPN Jan. 2...............Tampa Bay.......................Noon Fox

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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

nascar Sprint Cup Schedule

Through July 25 June 6 — Gillette Fusion ProGlide 500 (Denny Hamlin) June 13 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 (Denny Hamlin) June 20 — Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Jimmie Johnson) June 27 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301 (Jimmie Johnson) July 3 — Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola (Kevin Harvick) July 10 — 400 (David Reutimann) July 25 — Brickyard 400 (Jamie McMurray) Aug. 1 — Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 8 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 15 — Carfax 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 21 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 5 — Labor Day Classic 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 11 — One Last Race to Make The Chase, Richmond, Va. Sep. 19 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Sep. 26 — AAA 400, Dover, Del.

Sprint Cup standings

Through July 25 1. Kevin Harvick............................................... 2,920 2. Jeff Gordon.................................................. 2,736 3. Denny Hamlin.............................................. 2,660 4. Jimmie Johnson........................................... 2,659 5. Kurt Busch................................................... 2,658 6. Kyle Busch................................................... 2,630 7. Jeff Burton................................................... 2,615 8. Matt Kenseth................................................ 2,573 9. Tony Stewart................................................ 2,544 10. Carl Edwards............................................. 2,496 11. Greg Biffle.................................................. 2,462 12. Clint Bowyer............................................... 2,446 13. Mark Martin................................................ 2,384 14. Dale Earnhardt Jr...................................... 2,353 15. Ryan Newman........................................... 2,299 16. Jamie McMurray........................................ 2,295 17. Kasey Kahne............................................. 2,290 18. David Reutimann....................................... 2,269 19. Joey Logano.............................................. 2,241 20. Martin Truex Jr.......................................... 2,145 21. A J Allmendinger....................................... 2,136 22. Juan Pablo Montoya.................................. 2,121 23. Paul Menard.............................................. 2,102 24. David Ragan.............................................. 1,939 25. Brad Keselowski........................................ 1,936 ———

Nationwide Series Schedule

Through July 24 June 5 — Federated Auto Parts 300 (Brad Keselowski) June 12 — Meijer 300 (Joey Logano) June 19 — Bucyrus 200 (Carl Edwards) June 26 — New England 200 (Kyle Busch) July 2 — Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) July 9 — Dollar General 300 Powered By CocaCola (Kyle Busch) July 17 — Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 (Carl Edwards) July 24 — Kroger 200 (Kyle Busch) July 31 — U.S. Cellular 250, Newton, Iowa Aug. 7 — Zippo 200 at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. ———

Nationwide Series standings

Through July 24 1. Brad Keselowski.......................................... 3,189 2. Carl Edwards............................................... 2,984 3. Justin Allgaier.............................................. 2,691 4. Kyle Busch................................................... 2,681 5. Paul Menard................................................ 2,505 6. Kevin Harvick............................................... 2,434 7. Steve Wallace.............................................. 2,338 8. Brendan Gaughan....................................... 2,277 9. Trevor Bayne............................................... 2,205 10. Jason Leffler.............................................. 2,161

Camping World Truck Schedule

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

Oct. 15............................Riverfield................. 7 p.m. Oct. 22............... at Central Hinds . .............. 7 p.m. Oct. 29....... *at Newton Academy................. 7 p.m. *District 5-A game


Prep football 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

2010 New Orleans Saints schedule

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

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

2010 Schedules St. Aloysius


Tank McNamara

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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Through July 23 June 4 — WinStar World Casino 400k (Todd Bodine) June 12 — VFW 200 (Aric Almirola) July 11 — Lucas Oil 200 (Austin Dillon) July 17 — 200 (Kevin Harvick) July 23 — AAA Insurance 200 (Ron Hornaday Jr.) July 31 — Pocono Mountains 125, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 7 — Nashville 200, Lebanon, Tenn. Aug. 14 — Too Tough To Tame 200, Darlington, S.C. Aug. 18 — O’Reilly 200, Bristol, Tenn. Aug. 27 — 225, Joliet, Ill. Sep. 3 — Built Ford Tough 225, Sparta, Ky. Sep. 18 — New Hampshire 175, Loudon, N.H. Sep. 25 — Smith’s Food & Drug Stores 350, Las Vegas

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

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Castroneves faces serious scrutiny auto racing

By The Associated Press

The associated press

The field at the Brickyard 400 passes a half-full grandstand in Indianapolis. NASCAR fined two unidentified Sprint Cup Series drivers for derogatory comments about the series on Monday.

NASCAR gets tougher to protect its brand CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Concerns about a half-empty race track dogged NASCAR long before Sunday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the sanctioning body’s top officials didn’t want to discuss attendance or any other ailments plaguing the nation’s No. 1 racing series. The conversation was instead steered to all the things NASCAR is doing right, a theme that became evident before the season started, when competitors spread a message of hope and unity. Turns out that the racing series was serious about keeping everybody on point. The Associated Press has learned that NASCAR warned teams during the offseason that public criticism of the sport would no longer be tolerated, and at least two star drivers have been fined — one as much as $50,000 — for comments that were deemed destructive to the industry. NA S CA R s p o ke s m a n Ramsey Poston on Monday night confirmed some action had been taken, but would not discuss details. “It is the sanctioning body’s obligation on behalf of the industry and our fans to protect the sport’s brand,” Poston said. “Any action taken by NASCAR has nothing to do with the drivers expressing an opinion — it’s focused on actions or comments that materially damage the sport.

nascar “We have specifically discussed this in meetings with teams, drivers and stakeholders.” Drivers all declined to publicly discuss the policy, but it shouldn’t come as any surprise — considering NASCAR’s heightened effort this year to re-ignite interest in a sport that’s been fighting sagging attendance, declining television ratings and overall fan apathy for several seasons. NASCAR has taken several aggressive steps toward improving the on-track product, but its top brass decided that outstanding events aren’t enough to overcome the negative perception created every time a driver publicly blasts the series. “It doesn’t make sense to criticize the food in a restaurant if you expect people to come back,” has been chairman Brian France’s seasonlong mantra, and it became clear very quickly that he’d personally delivered that message in a series of offseason meetings with every Sprint Cup Series team. What came from those sessions was a concerted effort to pull everyone in the industry in line when it came to NASCAR’s attempts to stop the bleeding. In stop after stop during the January preseason media tour, drivers, team owners and top execu-

tives went out of their way to heap unsolicited praise on NASCAR and the direction the sport is heading. Such an organized effort raised eyebrows, but didn’t feel fake or forced because — for the first time in recent memory — everyone seemed to recognize what was at stake. Of all professional sports, NASCAR was hit hardest by the recession. Corporate sponsorship, the lifeblood of auto racing, dried up and several longtime team owners were put out of business. Others needed mergers or significant reductions to stay afloat, and industrywide layoffs put more than 1,000 team members out of work following the 2008 season finale. Adding to NASCAR’s woes was the crippling effect the economy had on its fan base, a predominantly blue-collar bunch that found itself unable to make mortgage payments, let alone afford tickets to three-day race weekends. Then came a growing discontent with the actual racing, fueled in part by NASCAR’s heavy-handed rulings and mandated use of a redesigned race car that fans and drivers never embraced. NASCAR now thinks that negative comments from drivers didn’t help matters. After his March 2007 victory in Bristol in the first race with the new car, Kyle Busch proclaimed to anyone who would

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Garza pitches a no-no ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Garza insists the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay history and the fifth in the major leagues this season isn’t the most satisfying moment of his career. That, Garza said Monday night after facing the minimum 27 batters to beat the Detroit Tigers 5-0, came during an MVP performance as the winning pitcher in Game 7 of the 2008 AL championship series. “It’s not even close to that feeling. Shoot, we went to the World Series,” the hard-throwing right-hander said in a hastily set up interview room after the Rays finally wound up on the right side of a memorable pitching performance. “I’m a big team athlete. Anything that gets us to the next level is what I’ll do. We win — we all win, and I win. Tonight was just about these guys. They played great defense. They hit when they had to. If they weren’t there, I wouldn’t be in here.” The gem left the San Diego Padres and New York Mets as the only big league teams without a no-hitter and moved the second-place Rays a season-best 22 games over .500, three games behind the New

listen that the car “sucks.” NASCAR officials believe that jarring assessment forever tainted the car in the eyes of the fans. Similar instances have followed, among them Tony Stewart comparing NASCAR’s officiating to professional wrestling, harsh criticism from drivers over “boring races” and questions about the timing of debris cautions. NASCAR clearly felt it had to get in line with other pro sports leagues, which routinely fine competitors, coaches and owners for critical comments and questionable behavior. So on one hand, NASCAR’s decision to police the series in a similar manner makes sense: At a time when nearly every decision made is designed to help the sport rebound, this is the most effective way of protecting the brand. But it’s also a slippery slope. NASCAR fans often choose their favorite drivers based on personality and competitive fire, and after years of complaining that the stars had become too corporate, the racers this year were urged to let loose. From the “boys, have at it” policy that permits more aggressive driving, to NASCAR encouraging drivers to cut back sponsor plugs in favor of raw emotion, now asking them to bite their tongues is a mixed message.

Smokies smack M-Braves

From staff reports

The associated press

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Matt Garza throws in the third inning of his no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers Monday.


York Yankees in the AL East. Garza set a team record for fewest batters faced in a complete game, allowing only a second-inning walk to Brennan Boesch, who was erased on a double play. “It’s great. I was a walk away from being perfect. But the best part is that we won. We’re keeping pace, we’re keeping the heat on the Yankees,” said Garza, who was obtained from Minnesota during the offseason before Tampa Bay’s improbable run to the World Series two years ago. “We taught that guy everything he knows,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said in Kansas City, where Minnesota was playing the Royals. The 26-year-old Garza’s previous longest bid for a nohitter was six innings twice,

including June 26, 2008 at Florida, when he gave up a homer to Hanley Ramirez leading off the seventh and finished with a 1-hitter. “We needed one. I don’t care who it came from. We just needed one for our own confidence,” Garza said, mindful that the Rays have been held hitless four times in their 13-season history — three times in the past year. “The guys are just as excited as I am. It’s fun.” Two of the no-hitters tossed against the Rays since July 2009 were perfect games. They didn’t manage a hit Monday off starter Max Scherzer until ex-Tiger Matt Joyce’s sixthinning grand slam. “It was one of those days where everything lined up,” Garza said. “The defense made great plays. I really can’t say enough about them.”

The Tennessee Smokies built a 7-1 lead after three innings and beat the Mississippi Braves 10-5 Monday night at Trustmark Park. Tony Thomas paced the Eastern Division-leading Smokies (18-13) by blasting a three-run home run in the third inning to extend Tennessee’s lead to 7-1 off M-Braves’ starter and eventual losing pitcher Tim Gustafson (2-3). Gustafson gave up seven runs, eight hits and walked four. The M-Braves (15-16) got two runs back in the fifth off tworun triple by Willie Cabrera and one run in the eighth off a RBI groundout to make it 7-4. The Smokies clinched the win with three in the ninth as Marvin Gonzales had an RBI double. The Smokies finished with 12 hits as Brandon Guyer went 3-for-5. Thomas drove in four runs. The M-Braves were led by Cabrera and Donell Linares with three hits each. Oswaldo Martinez got the win in relief after entering the game in the fourth inning.

Helio Castroneves’ passion is part of what has made him one of the best IndyCar drivers of a generation. Now, that emotion might have gotten the three-time Indianapolis 500 champion in trouble. IndyCar Series officials are reviewing an incident involving Castroneves just after the checkered flag flew at Sunday’s race in Edmonton. Castroneves crossed the line first, but was penalized for blocking teammate Will Power on the final restart and Scott Dixon was declared the winner. Enraged by the decision, the Brazilian driver bolted from his car after the race and started screaming at IndyCar officials, touching one on the chest and grabbing another by the collar. The second official, who was much bigger than the 5-foot-8, 147-pound driver, didn’t react to Castroneves, who was eventually pulled back. Castroneves issued an apology for his post-race actions on his website on Monday. “Although we do not agree to the penalty, there is no excuse for my actions after the checkered flag,” he said. “I apologize to my team, our sponsors, the fans and the entire IZOD IndyCar Series community for my behavior. My actions were totally wrong and I acted inappropriately to some people who are my friends and people I respect very much. Obviously, I am a very emotional person and today I let my emotions get the better of me and I’m very sorry for that.” The incident happened with three laps to go after Simona De Silvestro drove off the course after running

out of fuel. Power gunned to the outside of Castroneves and appeared to have a good enough run for the pass, but had to back off after Castroneves altered his line. IndyCar Series competition president Brian Barnhart black-flagged the No. 3 Team Penske car for blocking, but Castroneves refused to take the drive-through penalty, bypassing the pits twice on his way to crossing the finish line first. The flag man held the checkers when Castroneves passed, waving it few seconds later when Dixon crossed for his second IndyCar win this season. Castroneves, who lost the 2008 Detroit Grand Prix to Justin Wilson in similar fashion, was dropped to 10th. “Obviously, I disagree with the decisions made by the race officials on the last restart in today’s race,” he said. “It was absurd, because I never changed my racing line.” After the race, Barnhart stood by the decision and condemned Castroneves’ postcheckers actions. “It“s really disappointing that it comes down to something like this,” Barnhart said in a video posted on websites for IndyCar and the Versus network. “In a situation like that, we as officials are just reacting to what happens on the racetrack. We don’t create the situation; we respond to it. And the rule is clear in it. In every drivers’ meeting, we talk about it.” Now, Castroneves has given them something else to talk about.

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Football Continued from Page B1. before practice, so when we practice it goes smooth.” At St. Al, Smithhart also mixed in some football with his conditioning drills. The Flashes worked on kick and punt coverages in between running sprints. He is trying a scheduling tweak, however, by having two-a-day workouts continue through next week. Meanwhile, at Vicksburg, coach Alonzo Stevens opted for an old school approach. The Gators’ first workout was heavy on conditioning, a pattern that Stevens said will continue until two-a-days wrap up on Friday. The team will have a full-pad scrimmage on Saturday. “We’re doing fundamentals, but we’re really going to work them. Put as much as we can on them with conditioning,” Stevens said as he watched his players perform a three-man leapfrog drill, where two players jumped over another who was rolling on the ground. Unlike many teams that wind down their offseason programs in late June, Porters Chapel took it into midJuly with a series of 7-on-7 games. That resulted in a layoff of less than two weeks and allowed the players to return to the field Monday sharp and in shape. “We came back after July 4 and had a ton of 7-on-7 games. That got our guys in shape, got them to understand our passing game and

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Andrew King catches a pass during Warren Central Football practice Monday afternoon. in turn, our pass defense,” said John Weaver, who is entering his first season as PCA’s coach. “We’ve installed our pass defense and pass offense. Today we’re going to install the run offense. You don’t have to take three or four days to make sure they understand things.” Weaver said he has been trying different ways to tinker with the two-a-day format. This time, he’s splitting the two workouts into a conditioning session in the morning followed by an afternoon practice that focuses more on running plays and installing his system. The Eagles will follow that

schedule until Thursday. On Friday they’ll have a morning session and cap the day off with another new wrinkle — a midnight practice. Teams are allowed to work out in full gear beginning Saturday. Weaver will have the Eagles on the field at 12:01 a.m. and welcomed the public to attend. “Whoever wants to watch, come watch. The lights will be on. We’re going to be the first team on the field and the last team off,” Weaver said. “It’s psychological. I might have some coaches call me crazy, but I’ve been called worse.”

a group of five Saint players, along with general manager Mickey Loomis and former head coach Jim Haslett, that visited Vicksburg to participate in a program with the United Way. “I remember that. We went down to a rec center and met the kids from Vicksburg,” Lewis said. One of Lewis’ most profound memories of being in Jackson was in 2006 when he went through the team’s first training camp at Millsaps College. “That was my first camp with Coach (Sean) Payton.

God, it was it hot. Especially on that Field Turf at Millsaps. And the thing was, it went on for four weeks,” Lewis said. The grueling camp, however, made a difference. Payton was able to transform a 3-13 team from the 2005 season into a 10-6 unit that won the NFC South Division title and then advanced to the NFC Championship game for the first time in franchise history. After two mediocre seasons where the Saints led the NFL in offense, but struggled to stop anybody on defense, they put it all together in 2009.

tyman to all-star, and you’ve got the makings of something special. But for all those individual bright spots, this season has been more about the collective effort, about that chemistry Cox referred to. Aging slugger Chipper Jones is a shell of his former self. Nate McLouth went from leadoff to total write-off. Yunel Escobar had nary a homer when he was dealt away for Alex Gonzalez. To overcome, the Braves needed that elusive, unmeasurable trait all teams strive for but no one knows

they have for sure until, well, they have it. “We all enjoy hanging out,” Jones said. “In the past, a clique may have consisted of three or four guys. You’d have seven or eight cliques on the team. But I’ve been to many dinners already this season where we’ve gotten into a town on road and there’s been 15, 18, even 20 guys all eating together.” Maybe Cox’s last season is the uniting force. Maybe they all just like each other. Even at home, the players seem to arrive earlier for games.

Saints Continued from Page B1. able to interact with them and they’ve come in here and showed so much support for the Saints.” Lewis was busy signing autograph after autograph. Affectionally known as the “Beer Man” after spending time delivering beer in the New Orleans area before landing a free agent contract with the Saints, Lewis says this is a lot more fun than playing football. “Don’t miss playing at all,” he said. “The only thing I got to worry about with these signings is my shoulder.” In 2005, Lewis was part of

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NEW ORLEANS — Chris Paul is staying put with the New Orleans Hornets — at least for now. The Hornets’ star guard did not request a trade Monday in his meeting with new coach Monty Williams and top team officials, general manager Dell Demps said. Demps, essentially in his first day on the job since his hiring last week, added that he was confident Paul would still be with New Orleans when the coming season opens. The meeting took place at an undisclosed downtown location before Demps made his way back to the Hornets’ corporate offices to meet with reporters. Although Paul did not speak with the media, the team released statement from him that indicated the three-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist was encouraged by the Hornets’ recent coaching and front-office overhaul. “The meeting went well. It was great to get an opportunity to sit down with coach Williams, president Weber and our new general manager, Dell Demps,” Paul’s statement said. “I expressed my desire to win and I like what they said about the direction that they want to take the team. I have been a Hornet my entire career and I hope to represent the city of New Orleans and state of Louisiana for many years to come.” Paul has two years remaining before he can opt out of his current contract with the Hornets. However, he said at his charity golf outing earlier this month that he would welcome a trade if the Hornets did not demonstrate a willingness to give him a supporting cast that would make the club good enough to compete with any team in the NBA. Only days after making that statement, Paul fired his

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New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul reacts during a timeout in overtime against the Denver Nuggets on Jan. 23.

nba agent and hired Leon Rose, who also represents LeBron James. Paul also agreed to work with James’ LRMR marketing agency. Paul’s representatives then told the Hornets that Paul was interested in being traded, but the Hornets countered by scheduling a meeting in New Orleans that included Demps, Williams, team president Hugh Weber, Rose and Paul’s brother, C.J. Paul. “It was a very productive meeting. I was encouraged,” Demps said. “It was the first time I met Chris. It was a good opportunity for us to open the lines of communication. Chris had some very good points. ... He was energetic. He was open. He was honest. He showed that he wants to win, and that’s what we want to do as well.” Williams and Weber stood nearby but did not comment as Demps discussed the meet-

ing with Paul, which Demps said lasted about 90 minutes. While Paul cannot force a trade, the Hornets opted to trade disgruntled guard Baron Davis during the 200405 season. New Orleans then began a rebuilding process that picked up speed with the drafting of Paul out of Wake Forest in the summer of 2005. Paul went on to become rookie of the year and quickly became the face of the franchise. A poster-size photo of Paul’s smiling visage is the first thing that greets those who walk into the Hornets’ corporate offices on the 19th floor of a downtown high rise near the New Orleans Arena. Demps said he hoped Paul would not become disruptive as long as he remains in New Orleans. “I don’t anticipate that,” Demps said. If Paul were traded, it would be only the latest change, but perhaps highest-profile one, for a franchise in flux.

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Braves Continued from Page B1. a deep rotation with treasured 20-somethings such as Jair Jurrjens and Tommy Hanson. Just as they did with Terry Pendleton and Sid Bream, they went out and got valued veterans Troy Glaus and Eric Hinske on the cheap during the offseason. There’s a star in the making out in right field, only it’s Jason Heyward instead of David Justice. Throw in a versatile bullpen led by comeback closer Billy Wagner and the unexpected turn of second baseman Martin Prado from utili-

Agency approves new dove season schedule JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi’s dove hunting season will again be divided into two zones with three different seasons in each. The Clarion-Ledger reports the plan was approved this past week by wildlife officials. The North Zone includes areas north of U.S. Highway 84 and those areas south of 84 that are west of Mississippi Highway 35. The South Zone includes those areas south of 84 that are east of 35. Dove seasons in the North Zone are Sept. 4-Sept. 26, Oct. 9-Nov. 3 and Dec. 26-Jan. 15. In the South, the seasons are Sept. 4-12, October 9-Nov. 4 and Dec. 13-Jan. 15. The daily limit is 15 in both zones and the possession limit is 30, but no possession limit is allowed on opening day. Other early migratory bird

outdoors seasons set today include: • Canada goose: Sept. 1-15; daily limit 5, possession limit 10. • Teal: Sept. 11-26; daily limit 4, possession limit 8. • Rails, Sora and Virginia: Sept. 25-Dec. 3; daily and possession limit 25 in aggregate. • Rails, Clapper and King: Sept. 25-Dec. 3; daily limit 15 in aggregate, and 30 in possession. • Moorhens and gallinules: Sept. 25-Dec. 3; daily limit 15 in aggregate, and 30 in possession. • Snipe: Nov. 13-Feb. 27; daily limit 8, possession limit 16. • Woodcock: Dec. 18-Jan. 31; daily limit 3, possession limit 6.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Get Smart” — A newly promoted field agent, Steve Carell, partnered with veteran Agent 99, Anne Hathaway, blends inexperience, enthusiasm and ineptitude as he battles against KAOS./6 on HBO n SPORTS MLB — The Chicago Cubs bat-

tle the Houston Astros in an NL Central clash./7 on WGN

Steve Carell n PRIMETIME “Breakthrough with Tony Robbins” — Tony tries to help a man who has been confined to a wheelchair since breaking his neck on his honeymoon./7 on NBC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Norman Lear, TV producer, 88; Jerry Van Dyke, actor, 79; John Pleshette, actor, 68; Bobbie Gentry, singer, 66; Carol Leifer, comedian-writer-actress, 54; Bill Engvall, comedian, 53; Maya Rudolph, comedian, 38; Jonathan Rhys Meyers, actor, 33.


Rapper DMX begins 90-day jail sentence Rapper DMX surrendered to a judge Monday to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence for a 2002 reckless driving conviction. Los Angeles City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said the 39-year-old rapper turned himself in at a downtown courthouse. He said a judge ruled that the rapper cannot be freed on electronic monitoring, work release or home detention. DMX DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was originally charged with drunken driving, but those charges were later dismissed. He has been repeatedly arrested and jailed in the past decade, recently serving a sentence in an Arizona jail for violating probation by failing a drug test. Court records show DMX was found in violation of his probation in January and was supposed to surrender in March. He didn’t appear in court and a judge revoked the rapper’s $100,000 bail. A phone message left for attorney Anthony Alexander, who recently represented DMX in the case, was not immediately returned Monday.

Hanna wards off bear with pepper spray TV host and zookeeper Jack Hanna says he took his own advice and used pepper spray on grizzlies headed toward him. The Columbus Zoo keeper and frequent David Letterman guest said he was with his wife and other hikers in Montana’s Glacier National Park on Saturday when they saw the mother bear and two large cubs coming toward them. Hanna and the others moved slowly back up the Jack Hanna trail to a clearing and stood still while the mother and one cub passed by. Hanna says the other cub, weighing about 125 pounds, charged toward the hikers. Hanna sprayed the bear in the face, and it fled. Hanna had recently filmed a message for the National Park Service encouraging hikers to carry pepper spray.

NBC affirms Carell’s ‘The Office’ exit NBC might wish Steve Carell was just joking, but a network executive says “The Office” star has consistently told NBC he’s leaving after this season. In the network’s first acknowledgment of Carell’s plans, NBC prime-time entertainment president Angela Bromstad said the actor’s seven-year run as boss Michael Scott will end when his contract expires in 2011. Bromstad says it’s not unusual for a “major movie star” to leave a series, and added that “The Office” is strong enough to weather the change. Carell first mentioned the possibility of leaving the sitcom in an April radio interview. Bromstad said the door was open for Carell’s occasional return appearances as Michael. His new film is this week’s “Dinner for Schmucks.”

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Pigeon poop halts Kings of Leon concert Heavy storms and scorching temperatures have failed to deter rock bands from performing at an outdoor stadium in St. Louis, but a bombardment of pigeon droppings proved too much for the Kings of Leon. The band halted their Friday night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre after three songs when the infestation of birds in the arena’s rafters dropped their onslaught of feces. A statement from the band’s management company, Vector Management, said bassist Jared Followill seemed to be a particular target of the pigeons, whose droppings were a potential health hazard. “I’m surprised they stayed on for as many songs as they did,” Andy Mendelsohn of Vector Management said in the statement. “Jared was hit several times during the first two songs. On the third song, when he was hit in the cheek and some of it landed near his mouth, they couldn’t take it any longer. “It’s not only disgusting — it’s a toxic health hazard,” Mendelsohn said. “They really tried to hang in there. We want to apologize to our fans in St. Louis and will be back as soon as we can.” The crowd grew restless after the band walked off, then an announcement was made that the show was over for “safety reasons.” The concert promoter, Live Nation, did not respond to interview requests on Monday but said fans will get a full refund.

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Aretha, Rice to perform in concert for charity PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Condoleezza Rice is no stranger to the whims of royalty. So when the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, decided the two should get together to play a song or two for charity, it was decreed. The former U.S. secretary of state and Franklin take the stage this evening at Philadelphia’s Mann Music Center in a rare duet for Rice, the classically trained pianist, and Franklin, the divalicious voice of a generation. Their aim is to raise money for urban children and awareness for music and the arts. “It is a joint effort for the inner-city youth of Philadelphia and Detroit,” Franklin said the night before their concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Their appearance will brim not only with Franklin’s catalog of hits, but arias from the world of opera and classical music. “We decided to give it a try,” Franklin said. “So here we are, in the city of Brotherly — and Sisterly — Love.” Rice, better known as a diplomat and national security adviser, will accompany Franklin singing her hits “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” and “I Say a

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Little Prayer.” Rice said she’s been practicing furiously for her performance of Mozart’s piano concerto in D Minor with the orchestra. Franklin’s repertoire will include songs from her new album “A Woman Falling Out of Love,” to be released later this year. Rice’s given name is derived from the Italian opera stage instruction con dolcezza, meaning “with sweetness.” Long a musician of note, she played from elementary school through college and beyond, in quartets and performing chamber music. She has even played with cellist Yo-Yo Ma but “this will be

the first time I’ve played with an orchestra since I was 18,” she said. When she learned that Rice played classical music, Franklin sent for one of her recordings “to hear what she sounded like.” Previously, she said, “All I had seen of Dr. Rice was in a political atmosphere. It just seemed foreign that she would be a classical pianist.” Franklin was surprised. “She really does play,” Franklin said. “She’s formidable.” The two met at a White House function, Rice recalled. “We were just talking and chatting and she said, ‘You

play, don’t you?’ And I said, ‘Yes.’ And she said we should do something together.” Rice said their plan to play together was borne of their mutual appreciation for music and determination to keep it near and accessible to children. Franklin, relaxing in her hotel suite and holding a single long-stemmed peachhued rose, deplored school budget cuts of music and arts programs as “a travesty” that cannot be allowed. “Imagine what all of this would be without music. If you have to cut, cut something else. Not the music. We need the music. It soothes the savage beast. We need the music.” Rice, in a separate interview, agreed. “Nothing makes me more unhappy than when I hear people talk about music education in the schools as extracurricular,” Rice said. Both women lauded each other’s talents, and abilities, but Rice made it clear she’ll leave the singing to Franklin. “You do not want to hear me sing!” Rice said. “I’m a good choir musician, but I think I will stick to playing the piano.”

Vatican reverses itself, painting not Caravaggio VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s top art historian on Monday shot down a report in its own newspaper that suggested a recently discovered painting was a Caravaggio. The head of the Vatican Museums, Antonio Paolucci, wrote in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano that the work was most likely a copy of an original by a Caravaggio-influence artist. It was L’Osservatore itself that set the art world aflutter last week with a front-page article headlined “A New Caravaggio,” detailing the artistry behind the “Martyrdom of St. Lawrence,” which had been discovered in the sacristy of a Jesuit church in Rome. The author of the article, art historian Lydia Salviucci Insolera, had made clear that she was not making any conclusions about the authenticity of the work and that more diagnostic tests were required. But the impression given by the newspaper was that the painting was indeed a neverbefore-seen Caravaggio: The definitive-sounding headline appeared above the fold alongside a color photograph of the dramatic painting — on the 400th anniversary to the day of the master’s death. The Vatican has in the past announced such art-world news in L’Osservatore, such as when it revealed last year that the earliest known icon of St. Paul had been discovered in a Roman catacomb just in time for the saint’s feast day. The original Caravaggio article published June 18 pointed out that the “The Martyrdom

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Art superintendent Rossella Vodret illustrates a detail of the painting the “Martyrdom of St. Lawrence.” of St. Lawrence” presented features typical of the artist’s style, such as the use of chiaroscuro for dramatic effect and the unique perspective from which the subject is seen. The report also highlighted similarities with other Caravaggio’s paintings, for example in the saint’s hand and body movement. But on Monday, after a week of “Caravaggiomania” that ensued amid the already frenzied Caravaggio anniversary celebrations in Italy, Vatican Museum chief Paolucci, a former Italian Culture Minister, issued the equivalent of a Holy See mea culpa and

reversal. In a front-page article entitled “A New Caravaggio? Not really” Paolucci wrote that the work was not of Caravaggio’s quality and termed it “modest” at best, pointing out in particular that the hands were completely out of perspective. The painting depicts a seminaked young man, his mouth open in desperation, one arm stretched out as he leans over amid flames. St. Lawrence was burned to death in 258. Paolucci said that while the idea of putting St. Lawrence on the grill where he became a martyr was dramatically beautiful, and the thugs per-

petrating his martyrdom are suggestive of Caravaggio’s themes, a closer look reveals stylistic shortcomings. He said that the hands are “wrong in their perspective,” that the subjects’ anatomies were “awkward” and that — in the case of nudes in the background — “disjointed” Paolucci also noted that the painting technique was “inadequate.” “The quality isn’t there, whereas in a Caravaggio it always is, and it’s high even when ... he uses maximum carelessness and a minimum of his expressive resources,” Paolucci wrote.

Court feud over estate of songwriter ends in Ohio CINCINNATI (AP) — A longrunning legal feud between the four children of a late country music songwriter and their evangelist aunt ended Monday when a judge approved placing the family’s share of his catalog into a trust fund for them. The closing of the estate by a probate judge in Hamilton, north of Cincinnati, ended five years of wrangling between the heirs of late country songwriter Darrell “Wayne” Perry and his sister, Darlene Bishop, who became executor of his estate after he died of throat cancer in 2005 at the age of 55. His children had challenged her handling of the estate and accused her of persuading him to decline medical care in favor of prayer for the cancer. Bishop had said her brothers’ children have lied about her. The estate settlement means that Perry’s share of his music catalog, which includes Tim McGraw’s “Not a Moment Too

Soon,” goes to a trust for the children to be administered by Perry’s 31-year-old son, Justin Jones. Jones, of Middletown, said Monday that the catalog’s estimated value was about $990,000 with about $440,000 going to the trust and the rest already

having gone to a music publishing group and co-writers. “We won’t be able to forget the things Darlene has said and done,” Jones said. “It will scar our family for life, but now we can focus now on keeping our father’s music legacy alive.”

Bishop said she also wants to put the dispute behind her. She is co-pastor of southwest Ohio’s Solid Rock Church, which became known for a giant Jesus statue that was recently struck by lightning.

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Senior finds it hard to accept neighbor’s conquest Dear Abby: I was involved with “Ralph” for two years. We live in a senior apartment complex, and women have been coming on to him for years. He is now seeing “Joan,” who happens to be my neighbor. This hurts me deeply. This is a small complex and it’s difficult to face them. I am desperately trying to hold my words and feelings inside because it is hard not to call the woman a “slut.” I blame Ralph more. He made the decision to humiliate me, but how can Joan do this to her own neighbor? How do I handle this with class? — Shattered Heart Dear Shattered Heart: The smart way to handle it “with class” is to keep your temper in check and do no name-calling. If Ralph didn’t make your relationship official, he was free to start seeing someone else. While I agree that this is a painful disappointment, do



not waste one more minute feeling “humiliated.” Not all romances work out — and a remedy for easing the pain is to become more active. Do not sit around feeling sorry for yourself watching Ralph and Joan come and go. Time can ease a broken heart — but if it doesn’t, consider trading rooms/apartments with someone on a different floor. Dear Abby: Please settle something for me. As I was getting into my car, which was parked on the street, my cell phone rang with an important call. I took the call and wanted to finish the conversation before I pulled out and started driving. Meanwhile, someone


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Any creative, artistic or inventive talents you might have could be put to some profitable uses in the year ahead if you’re open to suggestions and new ways of doing things. Do not put any limitations on your imagination. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Don’t rush your assignments and you’ll be amazed at how much more you’ll accomplish. Consistency rather than urgency gets you what you want without engendering time-consuming mistakes. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — The best way to get the assistance of someone who could help you achieve a goal is to avoid making continuous pitches for his/her support. Ask only once and accept this person’s response. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Even if certain family members such as relatives or in-laws do some things that exasperate you, tolerate who and what they are. If you keep your mouth shut, everyone will leave smiling. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Look for the virtues in others instead of their frailties, and this could be a very pleasant day for you. Pinpointing the flaws of friends only makes you look bad and causes people to dislike you. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Be sure to scrutinize the merchandise you’re considering purchasing, especially if it is costly. If you yield to being a spontaneous shopper, you could end up being wasteful. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — By pacing yourself wisely, you’ll be capable of achieving considerable accomplishments. Remember to allow adequate time for each of your endeavors. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If you think it is the right course to take, play a bit hard to get when negotiating a matter of importance. Things will work out far better if you let your prospect come to you. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Keep your conversations with friends light and breezy if you can. If you either get focused on shoptalk or on some serious issues of the day, you could end up feeling depressed. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Don’t give up if your initial efforts fail to achieve your goal. Regroup and try again. Sometimes adding a new twist is just the ticket to get what you want. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — If you find yourself linked up with someone who has a caustic tongue, don’t withdraw from your goal just to get away from this person. If you respond tactfully, s/he will fall in line. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — The best way to gain what you want is to act in terms of what is best for everyone. It’s one of the quickest and best ways to achieve your goals. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Your thinking will be much clearer and more accurate if you take the necessary time to weigh and balance all the pertinent facts. Hasty assumptions could take you down the wrong path.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m a 15-year-old female. I have a 15-year-old cousin who is extremely thin. When you first see her, she looks like she’s a walking skeleton. For a long time, I thought she had an eating disorder, probably anorexia, which is self-starvation that can lead to many physical and emotional problems, even death. Last week, she and I were at our grandmother’s birthday party. We talk, but we are not close friends. I wanted to ask her why she was so thin (I’m a tad chubby), but I didn’t have the courage. She didn’t eat much at the party, even though there was a great variety and enough food to feed a hungry football team. I saw her eat some nuts and dried fruit, but I also saw her eat some white meat turkey. Is it possible she does have an eating problem? Her mom and my mom are sisters, but my mom weighs much more. I’d like to know if my cousin is really anorexic, but I don’t want to cause a family feud. Would it be all right if I have my mom call her sister and ask her if she is worried that her daughter is extremely thin? I’d hate to keep quiet and then have my cousin die from self-starvation. — Nameless, Memphis, Tenn. Nameless: The best way to find out if your cousin has an eating disorder is to have your mother ask her sister, who may be in denial about her daughter. The good news is that, while your cousin may be picky about food, she seems to have a better appetite than a typical anorexic. Most anorexics wouldn’t eat turkey, dried fruit and nuts in a short period of time. If a person is eating healthy foods and doesn’t suffer from some sort of ailment causing weight loss, chances are the person does not have a low-weight problem. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

had pulled up and wanted my parking spot. He honked his horn at me repeatedly. It was a diagonal space, and he would not have seen my arm if I had waved him on. I know it was frustrating for this person who wanted to park, but I thought it was more important for me not to drive while on the phone. My husband thinks I should have pulled out anyway, or postponed the call. Who do you think is right? — Careful in La Jolla, Calif. Dear Careful: You did the right thing by not pulling out. If the call was important — as you say it was — you were right to deal with the matter immediately. Until you vacated it, that parking spot was yours. Dear Abby: My 50-year-old husband and his 27-year-old son from a previous marriage like to call each other profane names. Neither one seems to have a problem with it, and argue that they call their bud-

dies these kinds of names. I am personally offended by profanities and find it disturbing that such language would be used among family members, let alone in front of others. Am I the only one who thinks this is unhealthy behavior? — Offended Stepmom in Washington State Dear Offended: Probably not. However, if neither your husband nor his son is offended, perhaps you should loosen up and be less judgmental. More important than what your husband and stepson call each other is the meaning behind the words. And more off-putting than the terms of “endearment” they’re using with each other may be your well-intentioned efforts to censor them.

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Blood test alone can’t detect ovarian cancer Dear Dr. Gott: I would like more information about the blood test CA-125 for ovarian cancer. Articles and doctors here in Topeka, Kan., insist there is no test for ovarian cancer. However, I’ve read about it and have talked to people who have had this test. Topeka is now having a Whisper Walk and awareness for ovarian cancer such as we’ve had for breast cancer, but the people putting it on still say there is no such test. Dear Reader: CA-125 is a protein found more often in ovarian-cancer cells than in other cells, and because it enters the bloodstream, it can be measured by a blood test. The rate at which CA-125 levels increase is a more accurate method of detecting ovarian cancer than is single testing for the same purpose. Therefore, when comparing figures, it is important to be assured that the test used in each case is the same generation, same manufacturer and same type of assay. A CA-125 provides a true positive result in about 50 percent of all stage I ovarian-cancer patients. A single test is not to be used for early detection; however, it has an 80 percent chance of returning positive results from stage II, III and IV ovarian-cancer patients. There are a number of disorders that can cause falsepositive results. They include pelvic inflammatory disease, benign ovarian cysts, endometriosis and first-trimester pregnancy. Beyond these diagnoses, almost 60 percent of people with pancreatic cancer, 70 percent of those with cirrhosis and up to 25 percent of people with other malignancies will have elevated CA-125 levels. There is a lower specificity in premenopausal women than in those who are postmenopausal. Therefore, a CA-125 test alone is not recommended for detection but should be done serially for more accurate results. It should also be used in conjunction with a rectovaginal pelvic examination and transvaginal sonography. To further complicate things, other tumor antigens, such as CA 15-3, CA 19-9, OVX1 and M-CSF, exist; however, only the OVX1 appears to hold diagnostic potential. There is also a tumor-marker test that measures levels of plasma lysophosphatidic acid being developed. So stay tuned. Dear Dr. Gott: I am allergic to freshwater and saltwater fish (the oil, I believe). I am wondering if I would be able to take cod liver in capsule form. Dear Reader: Cod-liver oil can cause GI upset, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, rash and a number of other unwanted symptoms in anyone. Because you are allergic to fish, you should avoid





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fish-oil supplements. Speak with your physician regarding the possibility of taking flaxseed, grape seed or eating more green, leafy vegetables and nuts such as sunflowers or walnuts as a replacement for cod-liver oil. I must defer to your primarycare physician, who knows your medical history and can guide you better than I.

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01. Legals BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Best Property MGMT System, Inc. Parcel# 108A 34 225005002300 310 Cain Ridge Road 1331 Magnolia Street, PPIN 16252 Vicksburg, MS 39180 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on August 10, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the July 16, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 7/20, 7/27(2t) BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Bayview Financial Property Trust Parcel# 108A 34 1560 00740 442 Ponce De Leon Boulevard 2015 Ford Street, PPIN 16305 Coral Gables, Florida 33146 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on August 10, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the July 16, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 7/20, 7/27(2t)

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Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on August 10, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the July 16, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 7/20, 7/27(2t)

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BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Birdia Granberry Parcel# 108A 34 1560 007300 5342 Trailbend 2013 Ford Street, PPIN 16304 St. Louis, MO 63033 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on August 10, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the July 16, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 7/20, 7/27(2t)

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01. Legals BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Johnny L. & Rose M. Griffin Parcel# 108h 22 2800 002800 80 Princeton Trace 2500 Oak Street, PPIN 15154 Fayetteville, GA 30214 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on August 10, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the July 16, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 7/20, 7/27(2t)

BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Amelia Hill c/o Valleso Clavele Parcel# 094E 13 263004011700 Eastview Apartments Apt. 14 A 606 (North) Poplar Street, PPIN 19441 Vicksburg, MS 39180 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on August 10, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the July • Signs 16, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 7/20, 7/27(2t)

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Vicksburg, Mississippi, will MAYOR AND ALDERMEN conduct a public hearing at OF THE CITY OF their regular meeting on VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI August 10, 2010 at NOTICE OF PUBLIC Tuesday, July 27, 2010 10:00a.m. on the state of HEARING your property described Name & Address above, situated within the Property Description City of Vicksburg, MississipTO: Rutha Mae & Joseph pi, to determine if such conKing dition is a hazard and/or Parcel# 0942 13 9999 menace to the health, safety 002100 and welfare of the citizens of 534 Feld Street the City of Vicksburg, 1625 Sky Farm, PPIN 19734 Mississippi, and to order Vicksburg, MS 39180 such cleaning of the above Vicksburg, MS 39180 mentioned property as may You are hereby notified that be necessary to remove said the Board of Mayor and property as a hazard or Aldermen of the City of menace to the health, safety Vicksburg, Mississippi, will and welfare of the citizens of conduct a public hearing at the City of Vicksburg, their regular meeting on Mississippi. August 10, 2010 at BY ORDER OF THE 10:00a.m. on the state of BOARD OF MAYOR AND your property described ALDERMEN OF THE CITY above, situated within the OF VICKSBURG, City of Vicksburg, MISSISSIPPI, this the July Mississippi, to determine if 16, 2010. such condition is a hazard Victor Gray-Lewis and/or menace to the health, Director safety and welfare of the Building & Inspections citizens of the City of Publish: 7/20, 7/27(2t) Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as BEFORE THE BOARD OF may be necessary to remove MAYOR AND ALDERMEN said property as a hazard or OF THE CITY OF menace to the health, safety VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI and welfare of the citizens of NOTICE OF PUBLIC the City of Vicksburg, HEARING Mississippi. Name & Address BY ORDER OF THE Property Description BOARD OF MAYOR AND TO: Evelyn James & ALDERMEN OF THE CITY Ollie Banks Estate OF VICKSBURG, MISSISParcel# 094E 13 SIPPI, this the July 16, 2010. 263004011601 Victor Gray-Lewis 610 North Poplar Director 608 (North) Poplar, Building & Inspections PPIN 21314 Publish: 7/20, 7/27(2t) Vicksburg, MS 39183 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN Vicksburg, Mississippi, will OF THE CITY OF conduct a public hearing at VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI their regular meeting on NOTICE OF PUBLIC August 10, 2010 at HEARING 10:00a.m. on the state of Name & Address your property described Property Description above, situated within the TO: Jessie McGruder et al City of Vicksburg, c/o Velma Owens Parcel# 108Q 29 Mississippi, to determine if 275007003900 such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, 604 Thomas Avenue 522 Dabney Street, safety and welfare of the PPIN 17290 citizens of the City of Yazoo City, MS 39194 Vicksburg, Mississippi, and Vicksburg, MS 39180 to order such cleaning of the You are hereby notified that above mentioned property as the Board of Mayor and may be necessary to remove Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will said property as a hazard or a public hearing at menace to the health, safety conduct their regular meeting on and welfare of the citizens of August 10, 2010 at the City of Vicksburg, 10:00a.m. on the state of Mississippi. your property described above, situated within the BY ORDER OF THE City of Vicksburg, BOARD OF MAYOR AND Mississippi, to determine if ALDERMEN OF THE CITY such condition is a hazard OF VICKSBURG, MISSISand/or menace to the health, SIPPI, this the July 16, 2010. safety and welfare of the Victor Gray-Lewis citizens of the City of Director Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the Building & Inspections above mentioned property as Publish: 7/20, 7/27(2t)

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BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Rutha Mae & Joseph King Parcel# 0942 13 9999 002100 534 Feld Street 1625 Sky Farm, PPIN 19734 Vicksburg, MS 39180 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on August 10, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if •such Printing condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of & SPEEDIPRINT Vicksburg, Mississippi, and toOFFICE order suchSUPPLY cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove • Business Cards said•property as a hazard or Letterhead menace to the health, safety Envelopes and•welfare of the citizens of • Invoices the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. • Work Orders BY ORDER OF THE • Invitations BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY (601) 638-2900 OF VICKSBURG, MISSISFax (601) 636-6711 SIPPI, this the July 16, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis 1601-C North Frontage Rd Director Vicksburg, MS 39180 Building & Inspections Publish: 7/20, 7/27(2t)

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01. Legals SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JEANETTE JERLS, DECEASED SCOTTY CLELL COTHRAN, EXECUTOR PROBATE NO. 2010-090PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF JEANETTE JERLS NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary of the Estate of Jeanette Jerls, Deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, on the 20th day of July, 2010, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days of the date hereof. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this, the 22nd day of July, 2010. /s/ Scott Clell Cothran SCOTTY CLELL COTHRAN Publish: 7/27, 8/3, 8/10(3t)

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on or about the 24th of May, 2000, Sammie D. McLaurin, executed a Deed of Trust to Emmett James House and Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee on behalf of Union Planters Bank, National Association, Beneficiaries, which Deed of Trust is filed for record in Book 1211 at page 540 et seq. in the land records in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Vicksburg, Mississippi; said Deed of Trust being lastly assigned to HSBC Bank USA, National Association in its capacity as trustee for the Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust Inc., Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-SHL1 by instrument recorded in Instrument No. 276915, Book 1508, Page 240 in said Chancery Court records; and, WHEREAS, on April 28, 2010, HSBC Bank USA, National Association in its capacity as trustee for the Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust Inc., Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-SHL1, the beneficiary of the above referenced Deed of Trust substituted Jeanna D. may be necessary to remove Chappell as trustee in place of the original trustee as said property as a hazard or authorized by said Deed of menace to the health, safety Trust. Said Substitution of and welfare of the citizens of Trustee is recorded in Book the City of Vicksburg, Instrument 277531, Book Mississippi. 1508 at page 691 in the BY ORDER OF THE Office of the Chancery Clerk BOARD OF MAYOR AND of Warren County, ALDERMEN OF THE CITY Vicksburg, Mississippi. OF VICKSBURG, MISSISWHEREAS, default having SIPPI, this the July 16, 2010. been made in the terms and Victor Gray-Lewis conditions of said Deed of Director Trust and default having Building & Inspections been made on the promissory note secured Publish: 7/20, 7/27(2t) thereby, and the entire indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust having been declared to be due and payable pursuant to the terms of said Deed of Trust, and , HSBC Bank USA, Nationalt w Association its A M I k i d s - N o r t h e a s t L A is seeking o D r i v e r sin . Job capacitystudents as trustee for the Summary: Responsible for transporting to and from Citigroup Mortgage Loan the Institute and its activities inTrust a safe, timely, and profesInc., Asset-Backed sional manner, ensures proper supervision of students, Pass-Through Certificates, administers the maintenance of all assigned vehicles and Series 2007-SHL1, as the ensures safe operating conditions, other duties as assigned. holders of the Promissory Note diploma and Deed Trust have Education Requirement: High school orof equivalent. requested thevehicle undersigned Current state driver’s license, current motor report, Substituted so to do, satisfactory criminal background check andTrustee drug screening I will, to onKarVan the 30th n P of o wJuly, ell required. Please submit resume 2010 offer for sale at public northeastla-ed@a m i k i dbetween s . o r g o the r legal outcry C h a Q u i t a R i chours h a r dof s o11:00 n a.m. and 4:00 northeastla-bm@ a m iat k ithe ds.o r g door of the p.m., West County Courthouse of Warren County, Vicksburg, Mississippi, and being more Come to the particularly described as follows, to-wit: Lot 52, FOX RUN OF VICKSBURG, Part One, a subdivision according to the map or plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Plat Book 3 at Page 110 thereof, reference to which is hereby made in aid of and as part of that description. I will convey only such title Job Application/Interview/Resume Workshop is vested in me as Thursday, July 29, 2010 as from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, Auditorium- Multipurpose Building thisCommunity the 28th dayCollege of June, Vicksburg Campus of Hinds 2010. 755 Highway 27 South in Vicksburg /s/ Jeanna D. Chappell Jeanna D. Chappell Sponsored by: Trustee Substituted Hinds Community College and Pierce Ledyard, P.C. Box 161389 the Mississippi P.O. Department Mobile, Alabama 36616 of Employment Security (251) 338-1300 Publish: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 To reserve a space call: (4t)

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07. Help Wanted

Vicksburg Job Fair August 3

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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


601-629-6850 or 601-629-6881

Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Vicksburg, Mississippi. WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust and default having been made on the promissory note secured thereby, and the entire indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust having been declared to be due and payable pursuant to the terms of said Deed of Trust, and , HSBC Bank USA, National Association in its capacity as trustee for the Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust Inc., Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-SHL1, as the holders of the Promissory Note and Deed of Trust have requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee so to do, I will, on the 30th of July, 2010 offer for sale at public outcry between the legal hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at the West door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, Vicksburg, Mississippi, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Lot 52, FOX RUN OF VICKSBURG, Part One, a subdivision according to the map or plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Plat Book 3 at Page 110 thereof, reference to which is hereby made in aid of and as part of that description. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 28th day of June, 2010. /s/ Jeanna D. Chappell Jeanna D. Chappell Substituted Trustee Pierce Ledyard, P.C. P.O. Box 161389 Mobile, Alabama 36616 (251) 338-1300 Publish: 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 (4t)

01. Legals

BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Deborah H. Mixon Parcel# 108J 34 2850 014701 146 Sollitt Street 922 Meadow Street, PPIN 24417 Jackson, MS 39209 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on August 10, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the July 16, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 7/20, 7/27(2t) TOPIC -PUBLIC COMMENTS ON SOCIAL SERVICES BLOCK GRANT Jackson, Mississippi - The Mississippi Department of Human Services is inviting public comments on its administration of the Social Services Block Grant Program. The deadline for submitting comments is August 13, 2010. Mississippians wishing to offer input on issues and concerns regarding social services provided by the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Division of Aging and Adult Services, Division of Family and Children's Services, and the Division of Youth Services, may send written comments to the Office of Social Services Block Grant, Mississippi Department of Human Services, 660 North Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39202, or e-mail Rhonda Norman at: All public comments and suggestions will be included in the State Plan/PreExpenditure Report which will be forwarded to the Governor. To obtain a draft copy of the FY 2011 State Plan/ Pre-Expenditure Report, contact Rhonda Norman at (601) 359-4778 in Jackson, Mississippi. CONTACT: DERRA DUKES (601) 359-4779 Publish: 7/26, 7/27, 7/28, 7/29, 7/30, 8/2, 8/3(6)

11. Business Opportunities

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01. Legals IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE WRONGFUL DEATH OF JOHN EARL PARRETTE, DECEASED CIVIL ACTION NO. 2009-264gn SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: All Unknown Heirs-atLaw And Statutory Wrongful Death Beneficiaries Of John Earl Parrette, Deceased, And All Other Parties, Corporations, Or Other Entities Claiming An Interest In Or To Any Wrongful Death Benefits You have been made a party to an Amended Petition to Determine Heirs-at-Law and Wrongful Death Beneficiaries and for Authority to Settle Claim filed in this Court by Rachel Anne Gray and Rebecca Lea Brasfeild, as heirs-at-law and wrongful death beneficiaries of John Earl Parrette, Deceased, who are seeking a decree to confirm heirship and wrongful death proceeds. You are summoned to appear and defend against the Petition filed against you in this action at 10:30 a.m., on the 1st day of September, 2010, in the Courtroom of the Warren County Chancery Courthouse, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, before the Honorable Vicki Barnes, and in case of your failure to appear and defend, a judgment will be entered against you for the relief requested in the Petition. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. ISSUED UNDER MY HAND AND THE SEAL OF SAID COURT, this the 23rd day of July, 2010. DOT MCGEE, CHANCERY CLERK WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI BY: /s/ Denise Bailey,D.C. SANDRA D. BUCHANAN BAR # 100864 sbuchanan@danielcoker. com DANIEL COKER HORTON AND BELL, P.A. 4400 OLD CANTON ROAD, SUITE 400 POST OFFICE BOX 1084 JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI 39215-1084 TELEPHONE: (601) 969-7607 FACSIMILE: (601) 969-1116 J. KEVIN RUNDLETT RUNDLETT LAW FIRM POST OFFICE BOX 2791 JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI 39207-2791 TELEPHONE: (601) 353-8504 FACSIMILE: (601) 353-8506 Publish: 7/27, 8/3, 8/10(3t) BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Jerry Tolliver et al c/o Freddie Tolliver Parcel# 0942 13 2020 005600 205 Windsor Drive 1610 Sky Farm, PPIN 19767 Jackson, MS 39209 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on August 10, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the July 16, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 7/20, 7/27(2t)

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

· Education on All Options · Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt 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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18. Miscellaneous For Sale COLEMAN 21 GALLON air compressor, $175. CST/BERGER transit with tripod and leveling rod, Great condition. $235, GRACO magnum pro X9 spray rig with two guns $750. 601-415-3847. 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.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique�

05. Notices 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.

14. Pets & Livestock AKC/ CKC REGISTERED YORKIES, Poodles and Schnauzers $200 to $700! 601-218-5533,


06. Lost & Found LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg LOST! SEAL AND WHITE, Boston Terrier, chocolate red color. Warriors Trail area. 601-618-3146.

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

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

1-800-748-8931 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday CONFEDERATE RIDGE APARTMENTS now accepting applications for Maintenance Tech. Experience is a must! Call 601-638-0102, for information. 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. HARDWOOD LUMBER INSPECTOR. Southwest Mississippi. 601-445-8206. LOCAL FIRE AND water damage restoration company looking for a talented individual to fill a Crew Chief position. Must be willing to learn and have valid drivers license. Contruction or cleaning experience a plus. We are an equal opportunity employer. Mail resume to: P.O. Box 820972, Vicksburg, MS 39182.


   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " PROCESS MEDICAL CLAIMS from home! Use your own computer! Find out how to spot a medical billing scam from The Federal Trade Commission. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC.

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

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


Has Available for Adoption:

35 Dogs 43 Cats 1 Horse Highway 61 South



Foster a Homeless Pet!

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

17. Wanted To Buy LOOKING FOR A canoe. Must be in good shape, good price. 601-638-2903. 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 5X10 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.

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.

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!

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

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

24. Business Services

Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

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

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

22. Musical Instruments LUDWIG BELLS. SCHOOL approved, excellent condition. $650. 601-415-3847. YAMAHA TRUMPET. EXCELLENT condition, school approved. $275. 601-636-2803.

24. Business Services Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

29. Unfurnished Apartments

LAWN AND TREE services, free estimates. Yard clean up, grass, tree cutting, reasonable prices. Ronny 601-831-6083.

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

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

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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.

27. Rooms For Rent $350 MONTHLY, $75 DEPOSIT. Central air, phone, cable television, private bath. 601-272-4564.


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


28. Furnished Apartments

• Lake Surrounds Community

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg


CYPRESS HILL APARTMENTS- 402 Locust Street. 1 bedroom $500, lights/ water provided. Section 8 welcome. 601-456-3842.

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

EXCELLENT IN-TOWN location. 1 bedroom furnished, private parking, deposit and references required. $450 monthly. 601-218-6208.

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

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

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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

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

34. Houses For Sale



Big River Realty



Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.


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.

Ask Us. FHA & VA Conventional ! Construction ! First-time Homebuyers ! Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street

Candy Francisco Mortgage Originator


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

Mortgage Loans

Broker, GRI


LARGE HOUSE ,BARN 8+ Acres. Easy access to I20 Richmond Louisiana area $90,000 as is. Country living. 601-619-7771 before 9pm.

Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road


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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments


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

37. Recreational Vehicles TTR 90 YAMAHA automatic, electric start, good tires, Never rode on track. good condition. $1150. 601-4153847.

40. Cars & Trucks 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.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

Utilities Paid • Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

29. Unfurnished Apartments

No Utility Deposit Required

Downtown Convenience • Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

• 1 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bath

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

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

4 BEDROOM 2 bath, Mobile home for rent. $300 deposit. $600 monthly. 601218-0960.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

CALL 601-636-SELL Classified Advertising really brings big results!



601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

AUDUBON PLACE For those adults who like a safe community setting with the best neighbors in Vicksburg. Discount for Senior Citizens available

415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455



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

Classifieds Really Work!


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

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


1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-1746.

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


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


McMillin Real Estate

33. Commercial Property


$450 MONTHLY! 1 bedroom, gated community, hardwood, washer/ dryer, central heat/ air, elderly and disabled welcome, 1115 First North. 512-787-7840.


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



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


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

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.

Call for Details

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

34. Houses For Sale

MOBILE HOME FOR sale. Southern 2004. 16x60 2 bedroom 2 bath. $13,900. Set up and ready for you! 601-218-3475.

780 Hwy 61 North

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

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


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

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

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

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

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

CONFEDERATE RIDGE Downtown location. Overlooks Washington Street. Great Location! Deposit Required. 601-638-5943, 662873-4236, 662-873-2878.

34. Houses For Sale

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

TRACTOR WORK. BUSH hogging and box blade work. 601-618-1514.

25. Wanted To Rent

31. Mobile Homes For Rent DOUBLE WIDE ON lake. 3 large bedrooms, 2 baths. 601-218-9928, 601-6380177 (evening).

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

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363


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



601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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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

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