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County clerk candidates on top in reports of campaign finance By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com

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Candidates in contested primaries for circuit and chancery clerks led the money chase for campaign cash through last week, according to a fourth round of finance reports filed Tuesday. Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree, a Democrat, raised $450 during the July

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reporting period for primary candidates, which ended

Bryant, Reeves big spenders in races for statewide offices By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press

Saturday, and $11,184.50 to date. The contribution was not detailed on the report. Filings for the period were not received by the clerk’s office from her challenger for the party’s nod, auto sales manager Preston Balthrop, or from Republicans David Sharp and Bill Jeffers. Primary winners face indepenSee Finance, Page A8.

JACKSON — New campaign finance reports show Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant of Brandon is still spending the most money in the Mississippi governor’s contest. Documents filed Tuesday show Bryant has spent more than $3.1 million in the race to succeed Republican Gov. Haley Barbour, who is limited to two terms

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Long-storied Walter Reed hospital is closing By The Associated Press

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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 in “A Wild Hare.” 1960: Vice President Richard M. Nixon is nominated for president on the first ballot at the Republican national convention in Chicago. 1981: 6-year-old Adam Walsh is abducted from a department store in Hollywood, Fla., and later was murdered. (His father, John Walsh, became a well-known crime victims’ advocate.)

and couldn’t run this year. One of Bryant’s rivals in the Republican primary, coast contractor Dave Dennis, has spent more than $1.1 million. In the Democratic primary for governor, Clarksdale businessman and attorney Bill Luckett has spent $843,000 so far this year, and Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree has spent $430,180.

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Eagle Lake resident Jim Vantrease looks out over piers near his home.

Eagle Lake won’t be forced lower By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com Jim Vantrease can usually walk to the end of his piers behind his Belle Island Drive home on Eagle Lake. As the lake rose in May to save the community’s lone line of protection against the raging Mississippi River, he saw less of it and more of his neighbors’ jetties and boathouses — up close. “When the water was up, there were two big, long,

chunks of pier that was in my backyard,” he said. “They weren’t mine. I had sections of debris inside my fence.” Vantrease, whose memories of the oxbow lake go back “to when it connected to the river,” wants to clean up and rescue what’s left of his piece of paradise in relative comfort. “I don’t want to be standing in water while doing it,” he said. “You don’t want it down to where there’s no water out there. You want it

55 or 60 feet, something like that would help so that I get everything out of the way.” A half-dozen state and government agencies aren’t likely to heed his wish, based on closed-door talks Tuesday. Levels on Eagle Lake will be lowered to its ideal latesummer stage by early August — and no lower, officials said following about 90 minutes of electronic presentations at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District offices.

“Right now, we’re just going to let it go on its normal routine,” District 2 Supervisor William Banks said after he and District 4 Supervisor Bill Lauderdale emerged from the session with engineers and state biologists from Mississippi and Louisiana, a meeting intended not to make firm decisions, but to share information. “The purpose of the meeting was to take a look at the See Eagle Lake, Page A11.

WASHINGTON — Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Army’s flagship hospital where privates to presidents have gone for care, is closing its doors after more than a century. Hundreds of thousands of the nation’s war wounded from World War I to today have received treatment at Walter Reed, including 18,000 troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. President Dwight Eisenhower died there. So did Gens. John J. Pershing and Douglas MacArthur. It’s where countless celebrities, from Bob Hope to quarterback Tom Brady, have stopped to show their respect to the wounded. Through the use of medical diplomacy, the center also has tended to foreign leaders. The hospital, which opened in 1909, was scarred by a 2007 scandal about substandard living conditions on its grounds for wounded troops in outpatient care and the red tape they faced. It led to improved care for the wounded, at Walter Reed and throughout the military. By then, however, plans were moving forward to close Walter Reed’s campus. Two years earlier, a government commission, noting that Walter Reed See Hospital, Page A11.

2011 ELECTIONS

Two Democrats seek nod to be county tax assessor There is a two-way contest for the Democratic nomination for the position of Warren County tax assessor. The nominee will advance to face Republican Mike Caruthers and independents Ben Luckett and Doug Tanner in the Nov. 8 general election. Democrats seeking the seat being vacated by retiring assessor Richard Holland are: • Angela Brown, 42, an appraiser in the tax assessor’s office for the past 11 years. • Gary Lick, 60, a former businessman who previously

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ran for supervisor, state senator and sheriff. 1. What can the tax assessor’s office do to keep owners of homes and businesses informed of their

tax situation in addition to mailed notifications of increases? Brown: The tax assessor’s office can print public notices in The Vicksburg Post on July 8 and July 18 (annually) informing taxpayers that Warren County real and personal property assessment rolls are ready for viewing and they can contact the assessor by phone or walkins to discuss their assessments. Objections to assessments should be made in writing and filed in the Board See Election, Page A11.

THE SERIES July 25: District 1 supervisor, Republicans July 26: District 2 supervisor, Democrats July 27: Tax assessor, Democrats July 28: Circuit clerk, Democrats July 29: Chancery clerk, Republicans

THE ELECTIONS On Aug. 2, Warren County voters going to the polls will

have their choice of a Democratic or Republican primary ballot and may choose only one. In this series, candidates in local primaries respond to a series of questions. The responses of the nominees who face further opposition will be printed again with the responses of party opponents and independents before the general election on Nov. 8. At that time, the responses in contests for which there are no primaries also will be printed.


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Bogus threat closes 61 North, delays bus North and southbound traffic on U.S. 61 North was blocked for more than two hours Tuesday after a caller said a bomb was on a commercial passenger bus headed to Vicksburg. No bomb was found. Sgt. Sandra Williams said Vicksburg police were notified by Natchez police at about 2:40 p.m. that they had received an anonymous call that a bomb was on the Delta Bus Lines vehicle headed to the Greyhound Bus Station on South Frontage Road. A Natchez Police Department spokesman said this morning that officers questioned a woman at the bus line’s Natchez stop about the bomb threat Tuesday afternoon, but later released her. No arrests were made, he said. Williams said officers stopped the bus about 300 yards north of Solid Rock Pentecostal Church, and police shut down U.S. 61 north of Oak Ridge Road and at its intersection with North Washington Street. The highway remained blocked until about 5 p.m. At one point, she said, northbound traffic was backed up to Interstate 20 until police began rerouting traffic along Sherman Avenue to North Washington Street. The bus remained parked on the shoulder of the highway while it was searched by a bomb-sniffing dog from the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. Its driver and 26 passengers and their luggage were taken off the bus, put on two Vicksburg Warren School District buses and taken to the church, where officers searched the passengers and their luggage. “I was at the church doing office work and a church member was working in the yard,” Solid Rock Pastor Bill Talbert said. “A woman came up and asked to use the restroom, and then I saw the rest of the passengers. They waited outside until the police arrived.” Talbert said he opened the

Senior Center — Thursday: 10 a.m., exercises; 12:30 p.m., LaBarre bridge; 1, card games; 5:45, chess and bridge. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 7:30 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Warren Central High School Locker Distribution — 8 a.m.-noon Thursday-Friday in school cafeteria. Job Application/Interview/ Resume Workshop — 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Hinds Community College auditorium, Vicksburg Campus; sponsored by HCC Work-Based Learning; 601-629-6850. “Baby, It’s Hot Outside” — Noon Thursday; interactive video; Lynette McDougald, presenter; WC Extension Service, 601-636-5442. Strides Against Breast Cancer Extravaganza — 6-8 p.m. Thursday; $15 in advance, $20 at the door; 601-415-2743; Riverwalk Casino. Douglas Park-Marcus Bottom — Thursday’s community meeting canceled. Warren Central Intermediate Campus Beautification — 8-11 a.m. Saturday; parents, staff asked to volunteer; bring gardening equipment. Blackburn Motor Co. Blood Drive — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; donors receive T-shirt; 2195 N. Frontage Road. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Desperados; donations appreciated. Free Hank Jones Birthday Concert — 7-9 p.m. Sunday; Coral Room on the Mezzanine at The Vicksburg, 801 Clay St.;

Pearl voters approve liquor sales PEARL — Voters have approved a measure that paves the way for liquor sales in western Pearl. Residents voted 1,875 to 1,206 Tuesday to introduce the sale of liquor into the city’s fastest growing section by creating a resort area, which supersedes Rankin’s dry-county status. Pearl joins neighbor Flowood in allowing sales of liquor by the glass. Advocates have touted liquor sales as a catalyst for economic development.

Judge: Advocates may visit youth prisons

Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

A Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol officer and his bomb-sniffing dog check a commercial bus on U.S. 61 North Tuesday afternoon. church for the passengers and the officers. He said state troopers, firefighters and people from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency also were at the church. He said police took the passengers’ cell phones, and the bomb dog searched their luggage. He said the passengers later boarded the bus at the church to continue the trip.

Three car burglaries reported in city Three auto burglaries were reported in the city Monday

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F-150 parked at Walmart Tuesday at 8:17 p.m.

and Tuesday, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. • A bottle of prescription medication valued at $100 was reported missing from a 2007 Infiniti Monday at 1:44 p.m. in the 3400 block of Drummond Street. • A .38 Smith & Wesson handgun valued at $400 was reported missing from a 2009 Dodge pickup parked in the 1200 block of National Street Tuesday at 8:28 a.m. • A 3-inch ball hitch was missing from a 2008 Ford

Electronics missing on Commons Circle

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A residential burglary was reported in the city Tuesday, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. At 3:50 p.m. an Epson projector valued at $500, a Wii gaming system valued at $200 and two laptop computers, a Toshiba valued at $300 and a Macbook valued at $1,000 were reported missing from an apartment at Commons Circle off Grange Hall Road.

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performers include The Ron Myers Group, London Branch, Jim Pickens, others; donations appreciated, cash bar; hosted by Vicksburg Heritage League and Vicksburg Blues Society; Shirley Waring, 601-634-6179. Calligraphy Workshop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25, Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $95 for members, $115 nonmembers, supplies included; Cecil Evans, instructor; 601-631-2997. Wine, Spirits and Food Festival — 6-9 p.m. Aug. 27; $35 per person or $60 per couple; tickets from Ticketmaster, 800745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com; Vicksburg Convention Center, 1600 Mulberry St. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-415-1742; evening, Joseph P., 601-278-1808; Jackie G., 601-636-8739.

churches Oak Chapel M.B. — Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1, 6:30 tonight, youth night, Joshua Gaskins, speaker; 10:30 a.m. ThursdayFriday, day sessions, Joseph Brisco, Joseph Brown, Elzie O’Neal and Samuel Jones, speakers; the Rev. Dellie Robinson, pastor; 9518 Freetown Road. Mercy Seat Baptist — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Revs. Kendrick McDonald, Ray Coleman and Oscar Peace, speakers; the Rev. Rudy Smith, pastor; 5 Dos Casas Lane. Mount Zion No. 1 M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Revs. Dexter Jones, Hosea Hines, W.C. Horton, Kenneth Johnson and Leonard Walker, speakers; the Rev. Larry

Brown, pastor; 920 Fifth North St. St. Luke Church of God of Christ — Revival, 7:30 tonight-Friday; Evangelist Elder Stanley Brown, speaker; for transportation, 601-638-0389 or 601-638-4508. Mount Alban M.B. — Prayer for revival, 6:30 tonight-Friday; Henry L. Taylor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road.

CLUBs Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Alecia Ashley, independent chancery clerk candidate, speaker; Shoney’s. NCCC AmeriCorps Induction Ceremony — 10:30 a.m. Friday, former All Saints’ gymnasium, Confederate Avenue. Rosa A. Temple High School Reunion Choir — 6 p.m. Friday rehearsal; choir members or anyone interested; Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St.; 601-638-9882 or 601- 4150881. American Legion Post 213 — 9 p.m. until Friday and Saturday; DJ Jamal Lee; 9 p.m. until Sunday; DJ “Horseman” Mitchell; admission: $3 single, $5 couple; The Hut. Vicksburg ASU Alumni Chapter — Pow Wow 11, Freshman Send Off, 6-9 p.m. Aug. 5; City Park Pavilion, 100 Army Navy Drive; free for incoming freshmen and current undergrads; $5 per person or $15 family; RSVP by July 31; Walter Sheriff, 601-638-7812, Kenya Gaskin, 601-619-7122 or vicksburgalcornalumni@ gmail.com.

BENEFITS Yard Sale — 9-6 today-Friday; for Tonya Gregory’s hospital expenses; 601-636-1333; 2901 Washington St. Car Wash — 9 a.m. Saturday;

Pizza Hut, 3520 Pemberton Blvd.; Blue Icez Dance Team; Paula, 601-415-4057. Free Concert — 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Riverfront Park; performances by Sassy Lil Red Head, country/western, and Mr. SME, rap and R&B; donations accepted to aid lung cancer research. Poker Run/Dart Tournament — Saturday: 10 a.m., bikes out; noon, dart tournament, Blind Draw; raffle all day; 3 p.m., auction; Daiquiri World; funeral expenses of Jerry Allen. Red Carpet Classic Auto and Bike Show — Sept. 16, Cruise In at Sonic, 3101 Halls Ferry Road; Sept. 17; registration 8-11 a.m.; bike poker run: first bike out 10 a.m.; proceeds to benefit Haven House Family Shelter. Cycling For a Cause — Oct. 8-9; leave from Baptist Healthplex in Clinton to Vicksburg; volunteers needed; www. bikemsmississippi.org or 601856-5831 to register; benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

dui convictions from court records

Two found guilty Two convictions of driving under the influence, first offense, were reported in Warren County for the week ending Tuesday. In Warren County Justice Court: • Leroy C. Jones, 55, 1507 Green Hill Road, was fined $674.50. • Joseph K. McCaskill, 51, 10747 Halls Ferry Road, was fined $667. No convictions were reported in Vicksburg Municipal Court.

JACKSON — Hinds County cannot limit the access of youth advocacy groups to juveniles held in the local detention center, a federal judge has ruled. The Southern Poverty Law Center and Disability Rights Mississippi have contended the county blocked their access to youths at the Henley-Young Juvenile Justice Detention Center in Jackson in retaliation for a federal suit. The groups sued the center in June, saying juveniles were abused. The two groups monitor conditions at juvenile detention centers statewide. In June, the groups and the county agreed on visits with disabled youths at the center. State SPLC director Jody Owens said the two groups also are entitled to visit with any youth who might have information about abuse of a disabled child.

Steel company starts work on Iuka plant IUKA — Dennen Steel Corp., a contract stamping manufacturer of steel products, has broken ground for construction of a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at Yellow Creek Port in Iuka. Company chairman/CEO Andrew Dennen said today that the $7.4 million project will create 50 new jobs in northeast Mississippi. Dennen Steel, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., will purchase large master coils from steel mill producers and process steel slit coil into precision stampings, fabricated metal parts and assemblies.


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The Vicksburg Post

rural reviews

U.S. Postal Service eyes closures, 61 in Mississippi, 51 in Louisiana JACKSON (AP) — Sixty-one post offices in Mississippi — including in Valley Park and Satartia — and 51 in Louisiana are among 3,653 offices nationwide being studied for potential closures. The Postal Service operates 31,871 retail outlets across the country, down from 38,000 a decade ago, but recently business has declined as firstclass mail moved to the Internet. In addition, the recession resulted in a decline in advertising mail, and the agency lost $8 billion last year. Most of the offices that face review are in rural areas and have low volumes of business. Coming under review doesn’t necessarily mean an office will close. The post office announced in January it was reviewing 1,400 offices for closing. So far 280 have been closed and 200 have finished the review process and will remain open. Once an office is selected for a review, people served by that office will have 60 days to file their comments. If an office is to be closed, they will be able to appeal. “It’s no secret that the Postal Service is looking to change the way we do a lot of things,” Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Tuesday. “We do feel that we are still relevant to the American public and the economy, but we have to make some tough choices.”

Under review in Mississippi Alligator Arkabutla Bellefontaine Beulah Biloxi (Keesler Air Force Base) Camden Carson Cascilla Chatawa Coahoma Coila Columbus (downtown) Conehatta Crosby Doddsville Dumas Duncan Dundee Enid Glendora Etta Gattman Grace Greenwood Springs Gunnison Harperville Holly Bluff Jackson (Candlestick Park) Jackson (Delta Station) Jackson (Westland Plaza) Lake Cormorant Louise The vast majority of sales in post offices are stamp purchases, officials said, and that can easily be handled at the new Village Post Offices. In addition, those offices would accept flat-rate packages and some could provide post office

McCall Creek McCarley Meridian (West Station) Michigan City Neely North Jackson Panther Burn Paulding PhillippRandolph Piney Woods Pulaski Rena Lara Richland Rome Rose Hill Satartia Schlater Scobey Sibley Southwest Jackson Stewart Tillatoba Tiplersville Union Church Valley Park Vance Waterford Winstonville *Offices in Vicksburg area in bold

box service. Passport customers would go to a regular post office. The Postal Service, which does not receive tax funds for its operations, has cut its staff by about 130,000 and reduced costs by $12 billion.

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

JACK VIX SAYS: It’s likely to be a weekend of grass-mowing.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 J.M.A. Brennan is serenaded by his friends. • Work on the convent hall is finished.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Max Landauer and family are here for a few days. • J.B. Smith is in Jackson transacting business. • Gen. T.C. Catchings leaves for New York. • J.G. McGraw will probably bid on the new city hall.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 B.E. Griffin and Moncure Dabney are elected to the Legislature. • John Caughlin is here from New Orleans. The returns show Vardaman beat Percy by about 20,000 votes in the U.S. Senatorial race.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Joe Palermo is suffering from a throat ailment. • Bill Schupp writes in the Vicksburg Evening Post about the Rotarians beating the Exchange Club, 12-10. • Henry Levy advertises all sorts of bathing suits.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Charles A. Gaunt of Redwood dies. • Irving Allein of Birmingham Ala., is here visiting his parents.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Mrs. Alice Peale French dies at her home.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Sam Lumpkin, present lieutenant governor and candidate for governor, speaks here. • Mrs. W.M. Walley and Roy Hearn are admitted to the Lutheran Hospital with polio.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Judy Simono of Vicksburg is elected president pro tem of the Senate in the organizational meeting of Girls Nation in Washington, D.C. • Mrs. Sarah Jennings dies. • Mr. and Mrs. R.D. O’Connor Jr. announce the birth of a daughter, Kimberly Wynne, on July 25.

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40 YEARS AGO: 1971

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Mr. and Mrs. Edward Roddy announce the birth of a daughter, Sheila, on July 16. • Willie C. Jones dies. • Dean Martin stars in “The Ambushers” at Showtown USA.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 James A. Lower of Vicksburg is selected for the staff of the Mississippi Law Journal. • Willie R. and Andrea Setaro Woodrick announce the birth of a daughter, Aimee Rebecca, on July 10. • Mrs. Aline K. “Frenchie” Bazinsky dies.

Not the time to go wobbly Republicans in the House of Representatives need to maintain their discipline of standing firm against any tax increases in a deficit-reduction bill. The “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill the House approved Tuesday stalled in the Senate. But it provides the basis of a budget solution before the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the debt ceiling above the $14.29 trillion current limit. “Cut, Cap and Balance” means cutting spending $5.8 trillion over 10 years, capping spending and passing a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. The House GOP plan is moving in the right direction. And given that a balanced-budget amendment, even if passed by Congress, would take years to be ratified by the states, it could be thrown out in negotiations. The problem is that Senate Republicans are not united with

their House colleagues, Michael Tanner told us; he’s a budget affairs expert at the libertarian Cato Institute. The intraparty division “loses any sort of setting up a clean confrontation” between Republicans in Congress and President Barack Obama, he warned. The president insists on a combination of tax increases and budget cuts. Tanner said the action in the Senate is focused on the “Gang of Six” senators, made up of three Republicans and three Democrats and led by Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla. They propose reducing the deficit by $4 trillion over the next decade, including $3 trillion in spending reductions and $1 trillion in tax increases from closing tax loopholes. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Obama backed the proposal and said it is time for leaders in Con-

gress “to start talking turkey.” Tanner said the Gang of Six plan “has some good things in it, and some bad things in it. They’re trading tax increases now for spending cuts later.” A current Congress, however, cannot limit what a future Congress can do. Tanner pointed out, as we have, that similar deals by President Ronald Reagan in 1982 and President George H.W. Bush in 1991 ended up with all the tax increases imposed but few of the spending cuts. “The spending cuts never seem to happen,” Tanner observed. As we’ve said, we’re open to closing loopholes — but only as part of comprehensive tax reform that includes tax rate reductions, something not being considered. The Gang of Six plan really does not cap entitlement spending on Social Security and Medicare, the biggest spending items.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 The National Guard begins work on an eight-field complex in Bovina for the Vicksburg Soccer Organization. • Mr. and Mrs. Emmette L. Rushing celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Harris Anthony moves his business, Professional Optical Dispensary, from Washington Street to Mission 66. • Vance Wigginton, Vicksburg High band director, participates in the Itawamba Community College Band Camp.

VOICE YOUR OPINION Letters to the editor are published under the following guidelines: Expressions from readers on topics of current or general interest are welcomed. • Letters must be original, not copies or letters sent to others, and must include the name, address and signature of the writer. • Letters must avoid defamatory or abusive statements. • Preference will be given to typed letters of 300 or fewer words. • The Vicksburg Post does not print anonymous letters and reserves the right to edit all letters submitted. • Letters in the column do not represent the views of The Vicksburg Post.

MODERATELY CONFUSED by Jeff Stahler

Herman Cain is evidence that prejudice knows no bounds WASHINGTON — If we didn’t already know this, here’s what Herman Cain’s regrettable campaign for the Republican presidential nomination has taught us: Black Americans are as capable of ugly and inexplicable prejudices as any other group. Our collective history as victims of such prejudices has not made us immune to the virus of bigotry. So you knew that already? So did I. Still, Cain’s reflexive animosity toward law-abiding Muslim Americans has served as an unnecessary reminder. In a recent appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” Cain told host Chris Wallace that the U.S. Constitution gives Americans the right to ban any mosque they don’t want built nearby. Having spoken out specifically against a planned mosque in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Cain seemed oblivious to the fact that the people attempting to build the mosque are also entitled to First Amendment protections. A retired Georgia businessman turned right-wing talk-radio host, Cain had been building to that preposterous and discomfiting moment since he emerged on the campaign trail. In March, while

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Cain’s politically inexperienced, ignorant about major policy issues, and hardly highly regarded among the big-time donors he’d need to fund a serious run.

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attending a gathering of conservatives in Iowa, a reporter for a liberal blog, ThinkProgress.org, asked him, “Would you be comfortable appointing a Muslim, either in your Cabinet or as a federal judge?” He said flatly, according to ThinkProgress, “No, I will not.” That revealed not only deepseated prejudices hardly befiting an American president but also an unsettling ignorance about the U.S. Constitution, which Tea Party supporters like Cain claim to venerate. There is no religious test for political office in this country. The Founding Fathers were attempting to steer their new republic away from the blood-soaked waters of state-endorsed religions. While he flirted briefly with

sounding more reasonable on the issue of Muslim Americans and their religious freedom, he couldn’t resist, in the end, reverting to nutty notions — common enough among paranoid ultraconservatives — about Sharia law and an Islamic mandate to convert infidels. All the while, he insists that his bigotry bears no comparison to that he experienced as a boy growing up in the Deep South. Cain was never going to win the Republican nomination. Cain’s politically inexperienced, ignorant about major policy issues, and hardly highly regarded among the big-time donors he’d need to fund a serious run. He enjoyed a brief boomlet among the GOP’s tea-party-adoring social conserva-

tives, but he’s been eclipsed by their latest star, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. It’s hard to see how Cain is more than an afterthought by the time the GOP primaries start next year. But his candidacy will prove costly. He will leave the campaign trail having tarnished not only his personal reputation but also having contributed to the GOP’s difficulties with voters who are not white Christians. Ironically, Cain has managed to worsen the problems that the party has reaching outside its homogeneous ranks. Indeed, he perfectly illustrates the GOP’s current moment — an evershrinking tent of narrow-minded know-nothings who insist that those who come inside pledge absolute fealty to their most ludicrous pronouncements. As a black man, for example, Cain draws enthusiastic applause from right-wing audiences for his insistence that the Tea Party movement holds not a shred of racism. Perhaps Cain really believes that, but it sounds like the price of admission. Moreover, he has enthusiastically castigated President Barack Obama, a tactic unlikely to lure many black voters, who take great

pride in the nation’s first black president. Cain has not only cozied up to birthers, but he has also questioned Obama’s manhood, telling The New York Times that the president isn’t “a strong black man.” Cain should have represented a breakthrough for the Republican Party, which hasn’t had much success luring substantive black men and women to its presidential trials. The GOP’s most memorable black presidential contender has been the clownish Alan Keyes. As the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, Cain has serious business credentials. He should have taken the time to develop a substantive platform so he would have had more to sell than cliches about taxes, disrespect for Obama and Islamophobia. Instead, he became one more member of the GOP’s lunatic fringe. Oh, well. I guess the fringe needs diversity, too. •

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


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Trustmark earnings up 21 percent in quarter JACKSON (AP) — Regional banker Trustmark Corp. posted a 21 percent increase in second-quarter profit Tuesday while reporting continued progress in reducing toxic loans. For the three months ending June 30, Trustmark, which operates six offices in Vicksburg, earned $31.6 million, or 49 cents per share. In

the year-ago second quarter, profit totaled $26.2 million, or 41 cents per share. The latest results included a one-time bargain purchase gain of 7 cents per share on Trustmark’s acquisition of Heritage Banking Group in Mississippi on April 15. Trustmark has a loss-share deal with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for the failed

bank’s loans and real estate. The FDIC will reimburse Trustmark for 80 percent of losses on that portfolio. During the second quarter, Trustmark’s nonperforming loans fell from the first quarter of 2011 by $5.8 million, or 4.6 percent, to $121 million. That represented 2 percent of the company’s total loans and marked five straight quar-

DANZIGER SHOOTINGS

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Jurors walk the Danziger Bridge as law enforcement closes parts of Interstate 10 and Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans Tuesday.

Jurors comb N.O. bridge for clues NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jurors for the trial of five current or former police officers charged in deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina made an unannounced visit to the site Tuesday. State and federal lawenforcement officers closed the Danziger Bridge for more than an hour so jurors could view the areas where police are accused of shooting and killing two people and wounding four others less than a week after the 2005 storm. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt, defense attorneys and prosecutors followed from a distance as jurors walked over the bridge spanning the Industrial Canal. The jury’s visit, during a

break from the trial’s fifth week of testimony, apparently began on the Interstate 10 high-rise that runs parallel to the Danziger Bridge. Jurors have seen grainy footage shot from the high-rise by an NBC news crew, which taped parts of the encounter between police and residents. Jurors left a bus and took notes on the east side of the bridge, where officers allegedly shot unarmed, wounded residents who were lying on a pedestrian walkway behind a concrete barrier. They have seen a photograph of 17-yearold James Brissette’s body face down on the walkway. Jurors also examined the side of the bridge from a grassy area below the walkway. Defense attorneys have

suggested someone shot at the bridge from the grassy area after police arrived in a rental truck in response to an officer’s distress call. Last week, jurors saw photographs of marks on the side of the bridge. A defense attorney suggested they could have been made by bullets shot from the grassy area. Walking over to the west side of the bridge, jurors viewed the area outside a motel where police are accused of shooting and killing Ronald Madison, a 40-year-old mentally disabled man. Prosecutors say police shot unarmed people before embarking on a cover-up. Defense attorneys say police were shot at before returning fire.

ters of improvements. Nonperforming assets fell 2.3 percent, or $5 million, to $211 million. Those assets also have declined over five consecutive quarters, Trustmark said. Trustmark said that over the past 12 months, its troubled Florida construction and land portfolio has been decreased by 36 percent to $111.1 million.

More La. schools ‘failing’ under tough standards NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The number of Louisiana public schools considered failing — or “academically unacceptable” — under the state’s accountability program jumped from 48 last year to 135 this year. The state education department said Tuesday that, overall, schools improved their performance scores. However, the higher number of failing schools is due to higher performance standards that took effect this year. Mississippi schools are rated by subject-area tests, for which district scores were announced last week. The overall district rankings will be announced in September.

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Rep. Wu resigns over sex accusation WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. David Wu of Oregon announced Tuesday that he will resign amid the political fallout from an 18-year-old woman’s allegations of an unwanted sexual encounter with him. Wu had already said that he would not seek re-election, but he had come under increasing pressure to step down. Rep. David Shortly Wu after the allegations broke, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi requested a House Ethics Committee investigation of his conduct. “The well-being of my children must come before anything else,” Wu said in a statement. “With great sadness, I therefore intend to resign effective upon the resolution of the debt-ceiling crisis. This is the right decision for my family, the institution of the House and my colleagues.” Wu is the second House Democrat in the last six weeks to be forced to resign following allegations of sexual misconduct. Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York resigned after sending lewd photos of himself through Twitter.

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Activist’s sentencing escalates into eco-rally SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sentencing hearing turned into a rally supporting an environmental activist who has become an antihero after disrupting a government auction of oil and gas leases near two national parks in Utah. Protesters gathered around the courthouse and dozens were arrested Tuesday as Tim DeChristopher launched into a lengthy address urging others fight climate change by taking similar steps of civil disobedience. But U.S. District Judge Dee Benson said there was no excuse for the 29-year-old former wilderness guide’s blatant disrespect for the rule of law. Benson sentenced DeChristopher to two years in prison

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Environmental activists sit in the middle of Main Street in Salt Lake City Tuesday. on Tuesday, making him the first person to be prosecuted for failing to make good on bids at a lease auction of Utah public lands. He ran up bids on 13 parcels totaling more than

22,000 acres near Arches and Canyonlands national parks in 2008.

“My intent both at the time of the auction and now was to expose, embarrass and hold accountable Tim DeChristopher the oil and gas industry, to the point that it cut into their $100 billion profits,” DeChristopher told Benson. DeChristopher said he would accept whatever punishment Benson imposed, but added that time in prison would not silence him. “You have authority over my life, but not my principles. Those are mine,” DeChristo-

pher said. “I’ll continue to confront the system that threatens our future.” DeChristopher said he believes civil disobedience might be the only way to make change. “This is what hope looks like from now on. This is what patriotism looks like. This is what love looks like,” he said. A courtroom packed with DeChristopher supporters broke into applause when he finished speaking. Benson also gave DeChristopher a $10,000 fine and three years of probation. Outside the downtown courthouse, a protest gathering of about 100 people blocked the doors to the courthouse.


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Continued from Page A1. dents Jan Hyland Daigre and Robert Terry in the Nov. 8 general election. Independent candidates must next report campaign spending Oct. 10. Donna Farris Hardy, a retired health care industry administrator and one of three in the GOP primary for chancery clerk, took in $299 during the period and reported $10,704 raised to date. City Accountant Doug Whittington reported $2,874 raised and $7,894.94 to date, including $974 for the period. Neither detailed contributions for the period. Reports were not received from Republican Dawn Cain Barnes and City Clerk Walter Osborne Jr., the lone Democrat in the race. Primary winners face independents Alecia Ashley and Gene Thompson, where that winner replaces retiring incumbent Dot McGee. Mississippi law mandates full disclosure of contributions of more than $200. In other contested local primaries, District 1 Supervisor David McDonald reported $800 raised for the period and $8,600 to date. Reports were

not received from the threeterm incumbent’s Republican challengers, John Arnold, a real estate broker, and Joe Channell, a businessman. The winner faces independents Jerry Briggs and Reed Birdsong. For tax assessor, Democrat Angela Brown reported $6,187.70 raised and $6,086.88 spent to date. No report was received for Democratic challenger Gary Lick. Brown listed contributions from Camille W. Atwood and Joycie Bright. Republican Mike Caruthers, unopposed for the party’s nomination for the office, reported $1,525 raised and $849.66 spent to date. The Democratic primary winner faces Caruthers and independents Ben Luckett and Doug Tanner, where that winner will replace retiring incumbent Richard Holland. Both Luckett and Brown are deputy tax assessors. Tax Collector Antonia Flaggs Jones reported $799 raised and no money spent to date. No report was received for Republican Patty Mekus. Both are unopposed in the primary and will face each other in the general ballot. District 2’s William Banks reported $3,950 raised and $1,738 spent to date. A $500

contribution is listed but not detailed. No report was received for Democrat Tommie Rawlings. The winner faces Republican Trey Smith and independent De Reul. District 3 Supervisor Charles Selmon, unopposed in the primary, listed a $500 gift from Jimmy G. Gouras Urban Planning Consultants. The 16-year incumbent reported $650 raised for the period but no total to date. Selmon reported $2,650 raised through June. Spending equaled $1,879.86 to date on the report. Selmon is opposed in November by Jim Stirgus Jr., the district’s school board member who is running as an independent. No report was received from Democrat Casey Fisher, who is unopposed in the primary for District 4 supervisor. Incumbent Bill Lauderdale, an independent, is trying for a sixth, non-consecutive term. All candidates for supervisor in District 5 are independents and aren’t required to file reports until Oct. 10. Four-term incumbent Richard George is opposed by J.W. Carroll, Joe Wooley and Ellis Tillotson. Warren County’s three justice court judges and three

constables are unopposed in this year’s county- and statelevel election cycle. All have declined gifts for the cycle. Ninth Circuit Court District Attorney Ricky Smith is also unopposed. In legislative races, District 85 State Rep. Chuck Middleton, D-Port Gibson, reported $11,650 raised and $3,500 spent to date. Donations noted on the report were from the Mississippi Association of Educators, Advance America and Friends of Cecil Brown. No report appears on the Secretary of State’s website for Jeffery Harness, a Fayette attorney who opposes Middleton for the Democratic nomination. The winner wins the seat, held by Middleton since 1996. District 85 covers parts of three precincts in south Warren County. No report for the period was received from District 56 State Rep. Phillip Gunn, R-Clinton. The two-term incumbent is unopposed in the GOP primary and reported no money raised or spent through May, with $38,660 on hand. Democrat Jim Culberson of Yazoo City, also unopposed in the primary, reported $83 spent for the period and $100.40 to date, with no contributions

Continued from Page A1. In the lieutenant governor’s race, Republican state Treasurer Tate Reeves of Flowood has spent $2.3 million, and state Sen. Billy Hewes of Gulfport has spent just over $2 million. No Democrat is running for lieutenant governor. Primaries for the two major parties are Aug. 2 and runoffs will be Aug. 23. The general election is Nov. 8. The new campaign finance reports also show: • In the governor’s race, Republican Hudson Holliday of Poplarville, a Pearl River County supervisor, has spent $133,748; Republican James Broadwater of Byram, an ordained Baptist minister and former state employee, has spent

$1,644; and Democrat Guy Dale Shaw of Coffeeville, a retired Yalobusha County tax assessor, has spent $9,380. • In the Republican primary for treasurer, state Personnel Board director Lynn Fitch of Madison has spent $347,092, former Barbour budget adviser Lucien Smith of Jackson has spent $344,256 and state Sen. Lee Yancey of Brandon has spent $261,918. The Democrat, Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran, has spent $47,948. • In the Republican primary for agriculture commissioner, retired vocational ag teacher Max Phillips of Taylorsville, $218,828; state Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of

Brookhaven, $178,707; and state Rep. Dannie Reed of Ackerman, $7,167. The Democrat, cattleman Joel Gill of Pickens, $4,513. • In the Republican primary for secretary of state, incumbent Delbert Hosemann of Jackson, $438,638; and Gulfport city council member Ricky Dombrowski, $49,648. • In the attorney general’s race, Democratic incum-

bent Jim Hood of Brandon, $255,808. A report for Republican Steve Simpson of Gulfport was not immediately available. • In the insurance commissioner’s race, Republican incumbent Mike Chaney of Vicksburg, $60,671; and Democrat Louis Fondren of Pascagoula, $275.

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The Vicksburg Post listed. District 56 covers parts of three precincts in north Warren County. No reports for the period were received from District 55 State Rep. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, or Republican Sam Smith. Each is unopposed in the primary and will

face each other in November. Flaggs first won the seat in 1987. District 54 State Rep. Alex Monsour and state Sen. Briggs Hopson III, both Republicans, are unopposed throughout this year’s election cycle.


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CBO: Senate debt plan cuts $2.2T

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Analysts: Savings more than GOP plan, less than promised

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Archer-Daniels (ADM)..............31.60 American Fin. (AFG)..................34.30 Ameristar (ASCA)........................22.69 Auto Zone (AZO)..................... 295.16 Bally Technologies (BYI)...........41.40 BancorpSouth (BXS)..................25.27 Britton Koontz (BKBK)..............12.64 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)................46.67 Champion Ent. (CHB).....................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...............25.89 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC)...........36.69 Cooper Industries (CBE)..........55.87 CBL and Associates (CBL)................18.36 CSX Corp. (CSX)...........................25.05 East Group Prprties (EGP)............46.17 El Paso Corp. (EP).......................20.80 Entergy Corp. (ETR)...................68.51 Fastenal (FAST)............................33.83

Family Dollar (FDO)...................54.32 Fred’s (FRED).................................13.74 Int’l Paper (IP)..............................30.65 Janus Capital Group (JNS)..............8.78 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................31.48 Kroger Stores (KR)......................24.93 Kan. City So. (KSU).....................61.16 Legg Mason (LM)..................... 32.14 Parkway Properties (PKY).............18.14 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)......................64.07 Regions Financial (RF).................6.42 Rowan (RDC)................................ 39.70 Saks Inc. (SKS).............................. 11.22 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 72.21 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).............27.63 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 41.50 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 22.97 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 46.63 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 18.15 Viacom (VIA)................................. 57.13 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 39.73 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 53.59

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smart money Q: My sister is emotionally ill and lives with my 87-yearold mother. Four years ago, she convinced my mother that my brother and I were stealing from her. She even created crime scenes. My mother believed her. We have been unable to convince my mother that the story is a fraud and ove r t h e last three years she has cut off all contact. Apparently, she has legally disowned BRUCE her entire family, including eight grandchildren. Do we have any recourse if this is my mother’s “choice”? — Susan, via e-mail A: If your mother is in command of her faculties she has a right to disown, cut off contact, etc. In the event she is not in charge of her faculties, if you choose you can go to court and try to have her declared incompetent and either you

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or your brother her guardian. If it is a question of the value of her estate, that is one thing. But the situation, apparently, is that your sister, emotionally ill or not, is living with and helping care for your mother. It’s unfortunate that your mother believes the stories that your sister is telling. Apparently she has convinced her, and while I am sure that you guys are hurt, there is little I can think of, as long as she has her faculties, that you can do about this. You should know the grandchildren have no claim on your mother’s estate unless they are specifically remembered in a will. If your mother dies without a will, then all of the siblings will have an equal claim on the estate and you will have to apply it to the Surrogates Court for one of you to be appointed administrator of that estate. I can tell you now this is going to be a very nasty enterprise.

• Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at bruce@brucewilliams.com.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Budget analysts said this morning that a Senate Democratic plan to reduce the deficit and increase the nation’s borrowing authority would save $2.2 trillion over a decade, more than a rival House Republican proposal but less than promised. With both bills stuck in neutral, Congress, financial markets and the public remained on edge days before the deadline for heading off a potentially calamitous default. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that the plan by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., would result in savings of just over $2 trillion, some $500 billion less than Reid had promised. The Senate bill, however, would save more than a House Republican proposal by Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said this morning that a Republican plan to

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is pursued by reporters Tuesday. raise the debt limit is so weak it won’t survive the House. Nonpartisan congressional scorekeepers said his proposal would cut spending less than advertised, about $850 billion over 10 years, not the $1.2 trillion originally promised.

Stocks fall on debt, weak data NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell this morning as lawmakers remained at odds over how to avoid a debt default. A weak report on orders for manufactured goods also weighed on stocks. The stalemate has put financial markets on edge. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 128 points, or 1 percent, to 12,374 in early trading. The Dow is headed for its fourth day of losses. The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell 19, or 1.4 percent, to 1,312. The Nasdaq composite index fell 59, or 2.1 percent, to 2,781. The government said that orders for durable goods fell 2.1 percent in June because of a drop in orders for commercial aircraft, automobiles and heavy machinery. Manufacturing has been disrupted this year by parts shortages

from Japan and higher energy prices. Earnings results were mixed. Amazon.com Inc. rose 5.5 percent, the most of any company in the S&P 500, after the online retailer reported that its earnings and revenue were far higher than analysts were expecting. Boeing Co. rose 3.1 percent after the company raised its earnings forecast for the year, even as it said it will not deliver as many of its new 787 and 747-8 long-haul planes this year. Juniper Networks Inc. plunged 20 percent, the most of any company in the S&P 500, after the computer networking equipment-maker issued an earnings forecast for the third quarter that was lower than many analysts expected.

The estimate, coupled with growing opposition from rankand-file GOP conservatives, forced Boehner to postpone a scheduled vote on the bill to Thursday. Republican and Democratic congressional leaders are

scrambling to come up with an elusive compromise that could win the backing of President Barack Obama. The federal government faces a firstever default absent a plan by Aug. 2, just six days away.

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Afghan mayor killed by bomb, 3rd official slain in 2 weeks KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber hiding explosives in his turban assassinated the mayor of Kandahar today, just two weeks after President Hamid Karzai’s powerful halfbrother was slain in the southern province that is critical to the U.S.-led war effort. Mayor Ghulam Haider Hamidi, 65, was the third powerbroker from southern Afghanistan to be killed in just over two weeks, underlining fears of a surge in violence in the wake of the slaying of the president’s half-brother. The Taliban have claimed responsibility for all three attacks, yet the area is rife with tribal rivalries and criminals and it is not yet certain who is behind the trio of killings.

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An Afghan border agent stands guard near the mayor’s office in Kandahar today. Ahmed Wali Karzai was gunned down in his home in Kandahar by a close associate on July 12, leaving a power vacuum in Kandahar and deal-

ing a blow to the strength of the president’s support as well as the stability of the south where the Taliban hold the most sway.

Norway leader defends freedom of speech, condemns violence OSLO, Norway (AP) — Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg vowed today that the twin terror attacks that have stunned his country will not intimidate Norway and that his countrymen will fight back with “more democracy.” Norwegians will defend themselves by showing they are not afraid of violence and by participating more broadly in politics, he told reporters. “It’s absolutely possible to have an open, democratic, inclusive society, and at the same time have security measures and not be naive,” he said. Stoltenberg underlined his commitment to openness, defending freedom of thought even if it includes extremist views such as those held by the 32-year-old Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik who

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confessed to Friday’s bomb blast at government headquarters and to the shooting massacre at a Labor Party youth camp hours later. At least 76 people were killed. “We have to be very clear to distinguish between extreme views, opinions — that’s completely legal, legitimate to have. What is not legitimate is to try to implement those extreme views by using violence,” he said. “I think what we have seen

is that there is going to be one Norway before and one Norway after July 22,” he said. “But I hope and also believe that the Norway we will see after will be more open, a more tolerant society than what we had before.” The vicious attacks in the placid, liberal country have left Norwegians appalled and shaky, but determined to move forward. Some government workers were planning to return to work in their offices in the buildings where the bomb blasts blew out most windows. Denmark said today a 43-year-old Danish woman, Hanne Balch Fjalestad, had died in the attacks, marking the first confirmed foreign death. She was working as a first aid medic at Utoya island.

Five days later, Karzai’s inner circle suffered another hit when gunmen killed Jan Mohammad Khan, an adviser to the president on tribal

issues and a former governor of Uruzgan province, also in southern Afghanistan. A member of parliament also was killed in the July 17 attack at Khan’s home in Kabul. Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi told The Associated Press that they killed the Kandahar mayor because he had ordered the destruction of homes that city officials claimed had been illegally constructed. Ahmadi said the mayor was killed to avenge the deaths of two children who were killed during the demolition work. Kandahar Gov. Tooryalai Wesa said the two children were accidentally killed by a bulldozer knocking down the homes. During his four years as mayor, Hamidi became the

enemy of the Taliban as well as others involved in criminal activities. The mayor’s son-in-law, Abdullah Khan, said Hamidi had launched a campaign against warlords and criminals and was particularly harsh on people who took illegal control of property. Just two days before the killing, he said his father-in-law had ordered several large homes torn down because they had been built illegally. “I don’t know who did this,” Khan told the AP in a telephone interview. “From day one I was afraid. Even I wanted to put pressure on him to leave.” “It is up to the police to investigate,” Khan said, although he expressed doubt the authorities were up to the task.


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Election Continued from Page A1. of Supervisor’s Office by July 31. The assessor also can take advantage of current technology (Internet and e-mail) to post notices and create an assessor’s web page listing property information and notifications of proposed tax increases. Lick: We do not need the “same old, same old” thought process. I will strive to bring honesty and fairness to any tax assessment for home and business. I will strive to treat everyone with the courtesy they should expect. I will inform the people of increases before they happen. Thanks to technology, there are so many methods to establish communications with taxpayers. I believe we can devise an effective system. I will maintain a website so people can contact me. We should also keep the community informed through meetings and the local newspaper. I will be available and will return calls the day I receive them. 2. In Warren County, real and personal property values are down 1 percent

compared to last year — the first drop in more than two decades, with the continually sluggish economy to blame, officials have said. Do you believe it will continue? Brown: Last year, Warren County had a tax revenue spike due to increased revenue from six new hotels and improvements to a local casino. In the three terms I’ve served as deputy assessor, this is the first year I’ve witnessed a decrease in values. I attribute this year’s decrease in values primarily to the slow economy. I believe the economy will improve and produce more job opportunities for citizens and stimulate growth in Vicksburg. In contrast, if there isn’t growth or new developments I believe you will continue to see either level property values and/or possibly a decrease in values. Lick: We are aware that times are sluggish and people have greater need to hold on to their hard-earned incomes. Because of flooding, house and land values in certain areas will need to be re-assessed. We would be giving the taxpayers more money to spend, which would boost the economy. This office

is responsible for city and county assessments and requires the knowledge and experience of technology, real estate, housing and land values. I have experience and am ready to put in the time and effort needed to make things run smoothly and efficiently. Have you noticed your taxes decreasing during the past decade? My taxes have not. As a matter of fact, they have gone up each year. 3. With retirements by the incumbent and top deputy assessor and two top staffers in the race, the next tax assessor is assured of a smaller, less-experienced office for the next four years. If elected, how will you address the changes in the size and breadth of experience in the office? Brown: As your new assessor and having served as your deputy for 11 years, I will first, actively recruit qualified individuals in the Warren County area. Secondly, I will recruit qualified individuals residing in regional localities. I would identify top applicants with great communication skills, caring, professional and with experience and/or interest in tax assessing/apprais-

ing and ensure they receive proper training through the Mississippi State Governmental Department. I will encourage them to receive certified appraiser certification, assessment evaluator and ensure additional hands-on training as deemed necessary. Lick: The individual will have to get the feel of the tasks. Bringing someone new is refreshing and a great way to look at an office’s positives and negatives and determine effective changes. He will have the expertise of the staff. I will work with the staff as a team leader in each department. With their knowledge, it would be to no one’s advantage to let any one of the staff go or replace them because the office has a new leader. I hope the staff would have the drive and desire to stay, and I believe their shared knowledge would help the assessor get settled in. 4. Why do you want to be tax assessor? Brown: I have a passion for serving people. I will ensure all values are assessed fairly, making sure taxpayers pay no more than their fair share of taxes according to state laws (no one will receive

A11 preferential treatment). I have faithfully served you by performing duties including: researching/locating property information, printing maps/property cards, sketching homes/buildings and inputting information to assess values on 26,050 real property parcels, ensuring the assessor’s office functions properly, and promptly addressing citizens’ concerns. I am qualified, experienced, knowledgeable of managing inner office and outside property appraisals. I am a certified appraiser and assessment evaluator. Lick: I truly want and need this job. I have the experience, time, energy, drive and determination to keep the office running in top form with the current staff. All I need is the opportunity to serve. I ask the community to please give me their votes, support and faith to serve as Warren County’s next tax assessor. My number is 601529-8925 if you would like to talk about anything. I thank you for getting to know candidates and their experience. It is important to remember to vote for experience and change, not just the most popular candidate.

Eagle Lake Continued from Page A1. biological reasons for possibly lowering the lake,” Corps spokesman Kavanaugh Breazeale said. The lake was at 81.6 feet today, 0.4 higher than Tuesday. Levels have been elevated since April 30, when the Corps began closing Muddy Bayou Control Structure to flood the lake about 13 feet above normal to ease water pressure on the mainline Mississippi River levee at Buck Chute, where sand boils were enclosed during the run-up to the river’s record-breaking crest in Vicksburg at 57.1 feet May 19, 14.1 feet above flood stage. The lake has fallen steadily this month since gates on the structure began to lift July 7 after flooding on the Missouri River delayed the pro-

cess about two weeks. The ideal stage on the oxbow lake from mid-March through early September is 76.9 feet, a mark that has risen 1.9 feet since a master agreement for lake water control was signed in 1977 by six state and local government entities — the Corps, Warren County, Madison Parish, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In recent years, stages have been lowered to 75 feet during the winter. Operation of the structure is controlled by MDWFP, accompanied by a representative of the Corps, as per the agreement. Corps hydraulics experts

believe the customary seasonal mark could be reached sooner than Aug. 18, the date most publicized by the Corps for ending the flood control process that has closed the lake to boats since early May. Based on daily drops of four-tenths of a foot, the mark “should come a little quicker,” depending on rainfall and river stages, said Wayland Hill, chief civil engineer in the Vicksburg District’s Water Control Division. Changing current plans to stop emptying water when stages hit 76.9 feet requires a recommendation from the wildlife agencies, Banks said. Both said Warren County isn’t too inclined to step in. “Unless we have a whole bunch of people ask the

board to lower it, they’ll let the plan flow just like it is,” Banks said. The Corps and federal wildlife management biologists presented the group with potential impacts on fish population and on noxious weeds, said Lauderdale, who said he attended the information-gathering session due to interests in long-held family property in the northwest Warren County community. He said biologists found lower water could mean fewer weeds on the lake bed than what was killed by the extra water if they’re exposed to a cold winter, which he termed as “the only thing I heard that was actually beneficial” to a lowerthan-normal stage. “They said half the time,

there wouldn’t be enough water from Steele Bayou to get water back into Eagle Lake to get it filled up for the spring,” Lauderdale said. “Which would cut out a lot of recreational fishing.” Vantrease had heard opinions on both sides of the argument — lower the lake and clean up faster. Lower the lake and lose the summertime weekenders and the lake’s appeal. In the short term, he just wants to see what he’s lost. “It would be so much easier if it was down a little bit lower,” he said. “There’s a lot of people that don’t want to do it, but then again there’s a lot of people that do. Just seems like they just really haven’t talked to everybody.”

favorite uncle, and so there is a certain amount of mourning that is going on and it is an emotional time,” said Col. Norvell Coots, commander of the Walter Reed Health Care System. The new facility will be called the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. It will consolidate many of Walter Reed’s current offerings with the Navy hospital. “Frankly, I will say it’s with a heavy heart that Walter Reed closes,” said Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of the former president. “I don’t know. I know that there was a process for that decision, but we’ve lost a great, important part of history.” She recalled bringing to the hospital a birthday cake she had baked for her grandfather, who spent the last several months before his death in 1969 in a special suite where politicians and foreign leaders visited him.

There are countless pieces of history across the campus. At the rose garden, some nurses from the Vietnam War era were said to have married their patients. The memorial chapel is where President Harry S. Truman went for his first church service after taking office, following a visit with Pershing, who lived in a suite at Walter Reed for several years, said John Pierce, historian for the Walter Reed Society. A marker identifies the spot on the hospital grounds where, long before the hospital was built, Confederate sharpshooters fired near President Abraham Lincoln, leading an officer to call Lincoln a “damned fool” and order him to the ground, according to a brochure produced by Walter Reed about

its history. President Calvin Coolidge’s teenage son died in the hospital from an infected blister he received while playing tennis at the White House, Pierce said. A black-andwhite photo from 1960 shows then-Sen. Lyndon Johnson, a vice presidential candidate at the time, visiting the bedside of Vice President Richard Nixon, who was being treated for a staph infection. Presidents now are sent to Bethesda for treatment because it’s considered more secure, said Sanders Marble, senior historian with the Office of Medical History at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The hospital was named to honor Maj. Walter Reed, an Army physician who treated troops and American Indians on the frontier. Among

his medical achievements was life-saving research that proved that yellow fever was spread by mosquitoes. He died in 1902 at age 51 of complications related to appendicitis with a friend and colleague, Lt. Col. William C. Borden, treating him. “I’m sure (Borden) felt very guilty about that, and over the course of the next several years, he campaigned to get money for a new hospital and, of course, wanted to name it for his good friend Walter Reed,” Pierce said. The original redbrick hospital had about 80 beds, but inpatient capacity grew by the thousands during the wars of the last century. Today, it treats about 775,000 outpatients annually and has an inpatient load of about 150.

Hospital Continued from Page A1. was showing its age, voted to close the facility and consolidate its operations with the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and a hospital at Fort Belvoir, Va., to save money. Former and current patients and staff members were to say goodbye at a ceremony today on the parade grounds in front of the main concrete and glass hospital complex. Most of the moving will occur in August. On Sept. 15, the Army hands over the campus to the new tenants: the State Department and the District of Columbia. The buildings on campus deemed national historic landmarks will be preserved; others probably will be torn down. The city is expected to develop its section for retail and other uses. “For many of the staff members, even though they know that this is the future of the military health system, in a way, it’s still like losing your

death Columbus G. Royster Services for Columbus G. Royster will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church with the Rev. Robert L. Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation is from 1 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with the family present from 6 until 7. Repast will be at the church following the burial. Mr. Royster died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 79. He was born in Port Gibson. He retired from Miller Transporters after 26 years of service. He was preceded in death by his mother, Addie Madonna Welborn; one

son, George Riley Sr.; and three sisters, Melissa Lee White, Ora Pope and Doris Avery. Survivors include his Columbus G. wife, HenriRoyster etta Royster of Vicksburg; four daughters, Yvonne Riley, Earlina Wright and Anita Bell, all of Vicksburg, and Marion Wright of Milwaukee; five sons, Larry Wright, Anthony Wright and Trevis Royster, all of Vicksburg, Louis Wright of West Memphis, Ark., and Kenneth Wright of Baton Rouge; and one brother, Charles Welborn of San Bernardino, Calif.

PRECISION FORECAST BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT TONIGHT

thursday

75°

95°

Partly cloudy tonight, lows in the mid-70s; partly cloudy Thursday, highs in the mid-90s

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

LOCAL FORECAST thursday-friday Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms coming in Friday evening, highs in the 90s, lows in the 70s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy, lows in the mid-70s thursday-friday Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms coming in Friday evening, highs in the 90s, lows in the 70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 92º Low/past 24 hours............... 74º Average temperature......... 83º Normal this date................... 82º Record low..............64º in 1911 Record high............98º in 1952 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.63 inch This month..............1.96 inches Total/year.............. 22.33 inches Normal/month......3.00 inches Normal/year........ 32.99 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 3:25 A.M. Most active................. 9:39 P.M. Active............................. 3:53 P.M. Most active................10:06 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:04 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:03 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:14

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 26.9 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.7 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 14.4 | Change: +0.6 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.8 | Change: +0.6 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 14.5 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 11..4 | Change: +2.5 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................74.0 River....................................73.9

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 28.0 Friday....................................... 28.0 Saturday................................. 28.3 Memphis Thursday................................ 13.1 Friday....................................... 13.2 Saturday................................. 13.1 Greenville Thursday................................ 30.3 Friday....................................... 29.9 Saturday................................. 29.9 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 26.7 Friday....................................... 26.2 Saturday................................. 25.8


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McDonald’s to include fruit in all Happy Meals NEW YORK (AP) — An apple a day might keep the doctor away. But when you put it in a Happy Meal, it might help keep regulators at bay, too. McDonald’s on Tuesday said it would add apple slices and reduce the portion of French fries in its children’s meal boxes beginning this fall, effectively taking away consumers’ current choice between either having apples with caramel dip or fries as a Happy Meal side. The move by McDonald’s, which has become a leader in moving from just burgers and fries to more nutritious fare like oatmeal and salads, comes as fast food chains face scrutiny from health officials. Critics wasted no time complaining that McDonald’s changes don’t go far enough. Kelle Louaillier, executive director of a group called Corporate Accountability International, said McDonald’s is just trying to get ahead of impending regulations that will

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A McDonald’s cheeseburger Happy Meal with apples restrict the marketing of junk food to children and require restaurants to post nutrition information on menus, among other changes. “McDonald’s is taking steps in the right direction,” said Louaillier, whose group has pushed for McDonald’s to

Study: 1 in 6 paid attention to NYC fast-food calorie counts NEW YORK (AP) — Like any fitness program, it works only if you pay attention to it. A new study on New York City’s effort to encourage healthy eating by posting calorie counts on menus shows that it worked for about one in six customers — or those who paid heed to them. Those who ignored the numbers or didn’t see them ordered whatever they wanted, regardless of how fattening it was. City health officials who conducted the study said that’s good news. On any given visit, customers who looked at the counts generally ordered about 100 fewer calories than those who didn’t, according to the results of the study published Tuesday in the British medical journal BMJ. In 2008, New York became the first municipality in the U.S. to require chain restaurants to post the counts, and other places including California and Seattle followed suit. Starting next year, a federal law will require all chains with 20 or more locations to

print calorie counts on menus. British fast-food restaurants are set to introduce a similar but voluntary initiative. The study was the first largescale look at the initiative’s success at several different chains. Lynn D. Silver, director of the Office of Science and Policy at the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and one of the study’s authors, said it showed modest gains in getting people to order lower-calorie meals. But she said the law also led restaurants to widen their offerings of healthier food, such as salads. About a third of adults in the U.S. are obese, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study looked at lunchtime purchases at 11 fast-food chains around New York in 2007, before the city law was passed, and then again in 2009. Researchers asked nearly 16,000 customers for their receipts and spoke to them about their orders. There was no significant change overall.

retire Ronald McDonald. “But we should be careful in heaping praise on corporations for simply reducing the scope of the problem they continue to create.” Cindy Goody, McDonald’s senior director of nutrition, said that the new directives

are “absolutely not” related to new regulations. Rather, she said, they’re a response to customers asking for healthier choices. But apparently, customers aren’t making those choices in practice. Indeed, only about 11 percent of customers were ordering apples with their Happy Meals, even though 88 percent were aware they had the option, the restaurant said. McDonald’s said the change will reduce calories in its “most popular” Happy Meals by as much as 20 percent. The new apple slices will not be served with caramel dipping sauce. The lightest Happy Meal is the four-piece chicken nugget meal with apples and apple juice. It has 380 calories and 12 grams of fat. The Happy Meal with the most fat and calories is a cheeseburger with fries and 1 percent chocolate milk. It weighs in at 700 calories and 27 grams of fat.

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SPORTS Wednesday, July 27, 2011 • SE C T I O N B PUZZLES B8 | CLASSIFIEDS B9

Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: sports@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

Schedule YOUTH BASEBALL

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Governor’s Cup Friday-Sunday at Halls Ferry Park

BayBears punish M-Braves

PREP FOOTBALL

Red Carpet Bowl VHS vs. Brandon Warren Central vs. Pearl Aug. 19, 6 p.m., at WC Porters Chapel hosts Union Christian Aug. 19, 7 p.m.

From staff reports

St. Aloysius hosts Madison-St. Joe Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.

On TV 6 p.m. ESPN - Matt Cain will take the hill for the reigning world champion San Francisco Giants as they travel to Citizens Bank Park to battle Cole Hamels and the NL Eastleading Philadelphia Phillies.

Who’s hot

DEVON BELL Warren Central punter committed to Mississippi State.

Sidelines Alleva decides to stay at LSU

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LSU athletic director Joe Alleva has decided to stay put despite overtures from Tennessee and will be rewarded with a raise. “This is not an opportunity that I pursued, and Tennessee is a wonderful place, but in the end I felt that Chancellor Martin has a great vision for LSU,” Alleva said in a university release on Tuesday. “He and the Board of Supervisors .... showed tremendous support. Martin said a new contract would be drawn up and presented at a future board of supervisors meeting, but he did not provide details about what increases would be included in the new deal. In April, the LSU Board of Supervisors approved an extension of Alleva’s contract from June 2013 to June 2016, but other terms of his contract, including his minimum $550,000 annual salary, weren’t changed. “It was brought to my attention that the University of Tennessee was interested in Joe becoming their athletic director, and often good people — both in academics and athletics — attract interest from other institutions,” Martin said. “We have been pleased with Joe’s performance so, in concert with the leadership of the Board of Supervisors, we determined it was in the best interests of the university to make him a sufficiently fair offer. We are happy that he has chosen to keep Baton Rouge as his home.”

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 6-1-8 La. Pick 4: 6-7-8-2 Weekly results: B2

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Atlanta Braves baserunner Julio Lugo slides safely home in front of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Michael McKenry with the game-winning run in the 19th inning today. Atlanta won, 4-3.

Braves win 19-inning thriller By The Associated Press ATLANTA — Julio Lugo said he was safe, and after 19 innings and almost 7 hours, he wasn’t sticking around for extended conversation on the subject. Lugo scored from third base on a contested play at the plate, giving the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 win in 19 innings over the Pittsburgh Pirates early this morning. The game, which ended at 1:50 a.m., was the longest in Turner Field history and matched the longest in the major leagues this season. At 6 hours, 39 minutes, it was the longest by time for both teams. Lugo took on Scott Proctor’s grounder to third baseman Pedro Alvarez, whose throw to catcher Michael McKenry easily beat Lugo to the plate. Lugo tried to avoid McKenry’s tag with a pop-up slide. Replays indicated McKenry made the tag, but home plate umpire Jerry Meals called Lugo safe. “I didn’t feel the tag,” Lugo said. “He made the right call. I got in there.” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle argued the call vigorously, following Meals off the field as the Braves celebrated. “I saw the tag, but he looked like he ole’d him and

Brian McCann headed to DL

Atlanta Braves infielder Julio Lugo celebrates with Jason Heyward and David Ross after scoring the winning run today. I called him safe for that,” Meals said. “I looked at the replays and it appeared he might have got him on the shin area. I’m guessing he might have got him, but when I was out there when it happened I didn’t see a tag. “I just saw the glove sweep up. I didn’t see the glove hit his leg.” The Pirates were look-

ing at a photo of the tag on a laptop computer in their clubhouse after the game. “The game tonight deserved way better than that,” Hurdle said. With one out in the 19th, Daniel McCutchen walked Lugo. Jordan Schafer followed with a single to center, moving Lugo to third. With their bench and bullpen depleted, the Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves catcher Brian McCann strained his left oblique, forcing him out of Tuesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he will be placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday. McCann grabbed his left side and lower back in obvious pain after he threw high as Neil Walker stole second base in the 10th inning. David Ross replaced McCann in the game after trainer Jeff Porter came on the field to confer with McCann. McCann made a couple of test throws to pitcher Scott Linebrink before leaving the game. had to let Proctor (2-3), their eighth pitcher of the game, hit for himself. Schafer advanced to second without a throw before Proctor’s grounder led to the final play. Proctor tripped trying to leave the batter’s box, and McCutchen tried to encourage McKenry to throw to first for a possible double play.

The Mobile BayBears jumped out to an 11-1 lead in the first three innings to pull away from the Mississippi Braves, 14-6, in the opener of a five-game series at Trustmark Park. Mobile starter Tyler Skaggs (2-1) went six innings. He limited the Braves to just one unearned run on four hits and a walk while striking out six. In his worst start of the season, Randall Delgado (5-5) lasted only 2 2⁄3 innings. He gave up 10 runs on six hits with a homer, four walks, and two strikeouts. Paul Goldschmidt launched his Southern League-leading 30th home run of the season in the top of the first, giving the BayBears a quick 2-0 lead. An RBI single by Adam Eaton in the top of the second drove in Ed Easley from second, extending Mobile’s lead to 3-0. Easley had singled and advanced to second on a missed catcher error by Willie Cabrera. Ed Lucas led off the Braves’ half of the second with a single to right field. Cory Harrilchak followed with a single, and Braeden Schlehuber reached on an error to score Lucas and cut the BayBears’ lead to 3-1. A.J. Pollock led off the fifth with a double and scored on an error by Cabrera, who was taken out on the slide at second while attempting to turn a double play. Mobile added runs in the sixth and seventh frames to extend its lead to 14-1. The Braves added a run in the seventh, when Ed Lucas doubled and scored on Schlehuber double to make it a 14-2 game. Antoan Richardson walked and moved to third on a Dan Nelson single. Richardson scored on a wild pitch. A groundout by Donell Linares moved Nelson to third. Lucas reached on an error, allowing Nelson to score. With runners on second and third, Schlehuber singled to right field, plating Lucas and closing the gap to 14-5

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NCAA panel aims to close Newton loophole By The Associated Press An NCAA panel has proposed broadening the definition of agents in a move aimed at closing the loophole that allowed Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton to keep playing despite his father’s pay-for-play scheme — and puzzled many across college athletics. The Division I Amateurism Cabinet is sponsoring legislation that would include family members and other third parties who shop an athlete’s services to schools for financial gain, the NCAA announced Tuesday on its

Web site. The NCAA determined that Cecil Newton — Cam’s father — sought money from Mississippi Cam State when Newton Cam Newton was being recruited out of junior college. The quarterback signed with Auburn and was deemed eligible after a one-day suspension when the NCAA’s reinstatement staff found he didn’t know about the pay-for-play scheme. He was cleared to

play in the SEC and national championship games. Auburn went on to win both titles and Newton wound up as the No. 1 overall NFL draft pick by the Carolina Panthers. The Division I Leadership Council will review the new proposal at its meeting on Aug. 2. If passed, the legislation would cover people marketing athletes to colleges, not just professional teams, for profit. According to the news release, the panel’s proposal would define as agents anyone who represents or attempts to represent a cur-

rent athlete or prospect in marketing them for financial gain, or seeks money or other benefit for steering a prospect to a school or from the athlete’s potential earnings during a professional career. The new definition would include certified contract advisors, financial advisors, marketing representatives, brand managers or anyone employed by or associated with such individuals. At Big 12 media days, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said he hadn’t seen the legislation but doesn’t deal with people in those roles. “We deal with the parents

and the coaches, and I’ve not had much success beyond that, because I’m not much on playing to anybody else,” Stoop said. “I believe there’s too many good players out there. That type of activity for us, I haven’t had much experience in it.” Added Iowa State’s Paul Rhoads: “I wasn’t aware of that, and I would want to know more specifically what they said and how they’re associating it with it. I know this: They are aggressively looking a lot of things to — I don’t want to say to clean up the game — but to keep the game clean.”


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - San Francisco at Philadelphia SOCCER 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 - MLS, All-Star Game, MLS All-Stars vs. Manchester United

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COLLEGE Football Florida’s Demps decides to stick with football GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida running back Jeff Demps, a potential track star, is sticking with football. Demps met with first-year head coach Will Muschamp on Tuesday, then released a statement saying he is looking forward to “having a great senior season.” Demps, who has been part of six national titles in track, skipped spring practice to focus on his sprinting career. The Gators finished third at the NCAA outdoor championships in June. Last month, Demps ran the 100-meter dash at an international meet in Lignano, Italy, and finished fifth. The 5-foot-8 speedster has started 22 games in three seasons on the football field.

Alabama disassociates from store owner TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama has disassociated itself from a local store owner for three years but says he didn’t break any NCAA rules. Alabama officials had ordered T-Town Menswear owner Stan Albetar in December to stop selling, distributing or promoting items signed by or depicting current athletes. Compliance director Mike Ward said in a statement Tuesday that Albetar appeared to be in compliance with the rules and that an internal investigation didn’t turn up evidence that an athlete received extra benefits.

Sking Former Olympic skier dies in apparent suicide SALT LAKE CITY — Olympic silver medalist Jeret “Speedy” Peterson was found dead in a remote canyon in Utah in what police are calling a suicide. Peterson, a freestyle skier who patented the so-called “Hurricane” and took second place at the Vancouver Games with it, called 911 before shooting himself, police said. The 29-year-old Peterson had been cited for drunken driving Friday in Hailey, Idaho, and had pleaded not guilty. Officers found Peterson late Monday night between Salt Lake City and Park City in Lambs Canyon. Police said a suicide note was found near Peterson’s car; they declined to reveal what it said.

SWIMMING Lochte beats Phelps in 200-meter freestyle SHANGHAI — Ryan Lochte overtook Michael Phelps on the final turn of the 200-meter freestyle to win one of the most highly awaited races of the world championships Tuesday, reminding everyone he is a threat to replace his American teammate as the world’s top swimmer.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 27 1986 — Greg Lemond becomes the first American to win the Tour de France, beating teammate Bernard Hinault of France. 1986 — Bobby Hillin Jr. becomes the youngest winner in the history of NASCAR stock car racing, surviving the Talladega 500 at Alabama International Motor Speedway. The 22-year-old 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.

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scoreboard minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Chattanooga (Dodgers).19 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......15 Carolina (Reds).............14 Huntsville (Brewers)......14 Jackson (Mariners)........12

L 12 16 17 17 19

Pct. .613 .484 .452 .452 .387

GB — 4 5 5 7

W L Pct. Mobile (Diamondbacks).23 8 .742 Montgomery (Rays).......16 15 .516 Mississippi (Braves)...15 16 .484 Jacksonville (Marlins)....14 17 .452 x-B-ham (White Sox)....13 18 .419 x-clinched first half ——— Tuesday’s Games Jacksonville 10, Carolina 5, 1st game Chattanooga 4, Jackson 2 Jacksonville 6, Carolina 4, 2nd game Huntsville 5, Birmingham 2 Mobile 14, Mississippi 6 Tennessee 9, Montgomery 8, 10 innings Today’s Games Jackson at Chattanooga, 10:15 a.m. Jacksonville at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Huntsville at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Tennessee at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Mobile at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Jacksonville at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Jackson at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Huntsville at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Mobile at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Tennessee at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m.

GB — 7 8 9 10

South Division

mlb American League East Division

W Boston...........................63 New York.......................61 Tampa Bay....................53 Toronto..........................51 Baltimore.......................41

L 38 40 49 52 58

Central Division

W Detroit............................55 Cleveland.......................52 Chicago.........................50 Minnesota......................48 Kansas City...................43 West Division W Texas.............................59 Los Angeles..................56 Oakland.........................46 Seattle...........................43

Pct GB .624 — .604 2 .520 10 1/2 .495 13 .414 21

L 48 49 52 55 60

Pct .534 .515 .490 .466 .417

GB — 2 4 1/2 7 12

L 45 48 57 60

Pct GB .567 — .538 3 .447 12 1/2 .417 15 1/2

Tuesday’s Games L.A. Angels 2, Cleveland 1 N.Y. Yankees 4, Seattle 1 Baltimore 12, Toronto 4 Boston 13, Kansas City 9 Minnesota 9, Texas 8 Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Oakland 6, Tampa Bay 1 Today’s Games L.A. Angels (E.Santana 5-8) at Cleveland (D.Huff 1-0), 11:05 a.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 8-9) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 1-2), 12:05 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 11-5) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 3-8), 1:10 p.m. Baltimore (Simon 2-3) at Toronto (R.Romero 7-9), 6:07 p.m. Kansas City (Chen 5-3) at Boston (Lackey 8-8), 6:10 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 7-8) at Texas (C.Lewis 10-7), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 9-8) at Oakland (Cahill 8-9), 9:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games L.A. Angels (Pineiro 5-5) at Detroit (Penny 7-7), 12:05 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 6-8) at Boston (Beckett 9-3), 12:35 p.m. Tampa Bay (W.Davis 7-7) at Oakland (Harden 2-1), 2:35 p.m. Baltimore (Bergesen 2-6) at Toronto (C.Villanueva 5-2), 6:07 p.m. Minnesota (S.Baker 8-5) at Texas (M.Harrison 8-7), 7:05 p.m.

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................65 Atlanta...........................60 New York.......................52 Florida............................50 Washington....................49

L 37 44 51 53 53

Central Division

W St. Louis........................55 Milwaukee......................55 Pittsburgh......................53 Cincinnati.......................50 Chicago.........................42 Houston.........................33

L 48 49 48 53 61 70

West Division

W San Francisco...............59 Arizona..........................56 Colorado........................48 Los Angeles..................47 San Diego.....................45

L 44 47 56 56 59

Pct GB .637 — .577 6 .505 13 1/2 .485 15 1/2 .480 16 Pct .534 .529 .525 .485 .408 .320

GB — 1/2 1 5 13 22

Pct GB .573 — .544 3 .462 11 1/2 .456 12 .433 14 1/2

Tuesday’s Games Florida 11, Washington 2 Philadelphia 7, San Francisco 2 N.Y. Mets 8, Cincinnati 6 Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 3, 19 innings Milwaukee 3, Chicago Cubs 2 St. Louis 3, Houston 1 Arizona 6, San Diego 1 L.A. Dodgers 3, Colorado 2 Today’s Games Florida (Vazquez 6-9) at Washington (L.Hernandez 5-9), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 8-6) at Philadelphia (Hamels 12-5), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 5-9) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 7-8), 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Maholm 6-10) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 12-3), 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 7-5) at Milwaukee (Greinke 7-4), 7:10 p.m. Houston (Norris 5-7) at St. Louis (C.Carpenter 6-7), 7:15 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 11-3) at San Diego (Luebke 3-4), 9:05 p.m. Colorado (A.Cook 1-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 6-12), 9:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Florida (Hensley 1-2) at Washington (Lannan 7-6), 11:35 a.m. N.Y. Mets (Capuano 8-10) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 5-4), 11:35 a.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 2-3) at Milwaukee (Marcum 9-3), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 10-6) at San Diego (Latos 5-10), 2:35 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 8-8) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 5-4), 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Correia 11-8) at Atlanta (D.Lowe 6-8), 6:10 p.m. Houston (W.Rodriguez 6-7) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 10-4), 7:15 p.m.

BRAVES 4, PIRATES 3 19 innings

Pittsburgh Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi Paul lf 7 1 2 0 McLoth lf 4 0 0 0 GJones rf 3 0 0 0 Linernk p 0 0 0 0 Pearce rf 5 0 0 0 Sherrill p 0 0 0 0

Walker 2b 8 1 3 1 CMrtnz p 1 0 1 0 AMcCt cf 6 0 0 0 Proctor p 2 0 0 1 Alvarez 3b 7 0 1 1 Prado 3b-lf 9 0 0 0 Overay 1b 8 0 1 0 McCnn c 5 1 2 0 Cedeno ss 8 0 2 0 D.Ross c 2 0 0 0 McKnr c 7 1 3 1 Fremn 1b 7 1 3 0 Karstns p 2 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 8 1 2 1 Diaz ph 1 0 0 0 Hinske lf 2 0 0 0 Watson p 0 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 Beimel p 0 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 5 0 0 0 BrWod ph 1 0 1 0 Heywrd rf 7 0 2 2 Veras p 0 0 0 0 Lugo 3b 8 1 3 0 Resop p 0 0 0 0 Hanson p 2 0 0 0 Fryer ph 1 0 0 0 Conrad ph 0 0 0 0 Grilli p 0 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 dArnad ph 1 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 DMcCt p 1 0 0 0 C.Jones ph 1 0 0 0 Schafer cf 4 0 2 0 Totals 66 3 13 3 Totals 67 4 15 4 Pitt.... 210 000 000 000 000 000 0 — 3 Atl..... 003 000 000 000 000 000 1 — 4 One out when winning run scored. E—McKenry (4), Alvarez (9), Ale.Gonzalez (8). DP—Pittsburgh 2. LOB—Pittsburgh 16, Atlanta 23. 3B—Walker (3). HR—McKenry (2). SB—Paul 2 (12), Walker (7), Cedeno (2), McLouth (4), Freeman (3). CS—A.McCutchen (6), McKenry (1). S—Pearce, Alvarez, D.McCutchen, C.Martinez 2. IP H R ER BB SO Pittsburgh Karstens 5 6 3 3 3 3 Watson 1 1 0 0 1 1 Beimel 2 1 0 0 0 2 Veras 1 0 0 0 0 1 Resop 1 1 0 0 0 1 Grilli 3 3 0 0 3 2 D.McCutchen L,3-2 5 1-3 3 1 1 4 3 Atlanta Hanson 6 7 3 3 2 6 O’Flaherty 1 0 0 0 0 2 Venters 1 0 0 0 1 2 Kimbrel 1 2 0 0 0 2 Linebrink 1-3 1 0 0 1 1 Sherrill 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 C.Martinez 6 2 0 0 0 6 Proctor W,2-3 3 1 0 0 3 0 HBP—by Grilli (Schafer), by Watson (Hinske). Umpires—Home, Jerry Meals; First, CB Bucknor; Second, Dan Iassogna; Third, Dale Scott. T—6:39. A—22,036 (49,586).

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

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

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

Porters Chapel

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

college football 2011 Mississippi college schedules Mississippi State

All times TBA, unless noted Sept. 1........................................at Memphis, 7 p.m. Sept. 10..................................at Auburn, 11:21 a.m. Sept. 15..................................................LSU, 7 p.m. Sept. 24.............................................Louisiana Tech Oct. 1........................................................ at Georgia Oct. 8...............................................at UAB, 11 a.m. Oct. 15............................................... South Carolina Oct. 22...................................................... Open date Oct. 29.................................................... at Kentucky Nov. 5........................................... Tennessee-Martin Nov. 12........................................................ Alabama Nov. 19................................................ x-at Arkansas Nov. 26........................................................ Ole Miss x-at Little Rock, Ark. ———

Ole Miss

All times TBA, unless noted Sept. 3.............................................. BYU, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 10........................................... Southern Illinois Sept. 17............................. at Vanderbilt, 11:21 a.m. Sept. 24.........................................................Georgia Oct. 1.................................. at Fresno St., 8:15 p.m. Oct. 8........................................................ Open date Oct. 15......................................................... Alabama Oct. 22........................................................ Arkansas Oct. 29....................................................... at Auburn Nov. 5..................................................... at Kentucky Nov. 12..............................................Louisiana Tech Nov. 19............................................................... LSU Nov. 26...........................................at Mississippi St.

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Southern Miss Sept. 3..................................Louisiana Tech, 9 Sept. 10.......................................... at Marshall, Sept. 17.................. Southeastern Louisiana, 6 Sept. 24............................................at Virginia, Oct. 1.........................................................Rice, Oct. 8........................................... at Navy, 2:30 Oct. 15...................................................... Open Oct. 22...................................................SMU, 7 Oct. 29.............................................at UTEP, 7 Nov. 5............................... at East Carolina, 11 Nov. 12..................................Central Florida, 7 Nov. 17..............................................at UAB, 7 Nov. 26.............................................. Memphis, ———

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Jackson State Sept. 3.............................Concordia, Ala., 1:30 Sept. 10.......................m-vs. Tennessee St., 6 Sept. 17.........................................at Southern, Sept. 24.....................................Alabama St., 4 Oct. 1...................................Texas Southern, 4 Oct. 8.............................Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 4 Oct. 15....................at Mississippi Valley St., 2 Oct. 22...................................................... Open Oct. 29...................................at Prairie View, 4 Nov. 5.................................. s-vs. Grambling, 2 Nov. 12..............................at Alabama A&M, 1 Nov. 19..........................................Alcorn St., 1 m-at Memphis, Tenn. s-at Shreveport, La. ———

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

Belhaven Aug. 27.................................. Texas College, 6 Sept. 3......................... at Louisiana College, 7 Sept. 10..........................Mississippi College, 7 Sept. 17.....................at Lindsey Wilson, 12:30 Sept. 24.................................................... Open Oct. 1.........................................at Bethel, 6:30 Oct. 8..........................................Faulkner, 1:30 Oct. 15................................... at Shorter, 12:30 Oct. 22......................Union College (Ky.), 1:30 Oct. 29..... at Univ. of the Cumberlands, 12:30 Nov. 5..................Cumberland University, 1:30 Nov. 12................... Georgetown College, 1:30 ———

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Delta State Sept. 1........................... at Northwestern St., 6 Sept. 10.............................at Fort Valley St., 6 Sept. 17............................at Arkansas Tech, 6 Sept. 24.............................at Henderson St., 3 Oct. 1..................................Ouachita Baptist, 6 Oct. 6............................ Arkansas-Monticello, 7 Oct. 15..............................at North Alabama, 7 Oct. 22.......................................Valdosta St., 3 Oct. 29...................................................... Open Nov. 5....................................West Alabama, 4 Nov. 12...............................at West Georgia, 2 ———

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Millsaps Sept. 3....................... at Mississippi College, 7 Sept. 10.........................................LaGrange, 1 Sept. 17....................... at Louisiana College, 5 Sept. 24..............................Trinity University, 1 Oct. 1......................................... at Sewanee, 1 Oct. 8.................................at Austin College, 1 Oct. 15.................................Rhodes College, 1 Oct. 22...................................................... Open Oct. 29.................................. Centre College, 1 Nov. 5........................................at Tarleton St., Nov. 12.................. at Birmingham Southern, 1 ———

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Nationwide Series standings 1. Reed Sorenson.............................................. 2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr....................................... 3. Elliott Sadler................................................... 4. Justin Allgaier................................................ 5. Aric Almirola................................................... 6. Jason Leffler.................................................. 7. Kenny Wallace............................................... 8. Steve Wallace................................................ 9. Michael Annett............................................... 10. Brian Scott...................................................

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transactions BASEBALL

Mississippi College Sept. 3..............................................Millsaps, 7 Sept. 10..................................... at Belhaven, 6 Sept. 17..............................Hardin-Simmons, 6 Sept. 24....................... at Louisiana College, 6 Oct. 1........................................................ Open Oct. 8............................. Mary Hardin-Baylor, 6 Oct. 15....................... at East Texas Baptist, 3 Oct. 22...................................Howard Payne, 3 Oct. 29..................................at Sul Ross St., 1 Nov. 5.................................. Texas Lutheran, 1 Nov. 12....................................... at McMurry, 1

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

Nationwide Series schedule

Mississippi Valley State Sept. 3.......................................Alabama St., 5 Sept. 10........................................Murray St., 4 Sept. 17.................................... at Alcorn St., 4 Sept. 24.................................at Prairie View, 7 Oct. 1..............................................Southern, 2 Oct. 8.................................at Alabama A&M, 1 Oct. 15........................................Jackson St., 2 Oct. 22......................................at Grambling, 2 Oct. 29.................................Texas Southern, 2 Nov. 3..................................at South Alabama, Nov. 12..........................Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 1 ———

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

Sprint Cup Winners

Alcorn State Sept. 3................................. s-vs. Grambling, 6 Sept. 10.................... at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 6 Sept. 17...................... Mississippi Valley St., 4 Sept. 24.......................... at Texas Southern, 1 Oct. 1.................................... at Alabama St., 7 Oct. 8........................................................ Open Oct. 15...................................................... Open Oct. 22................................ Concordia (Ala.), 2 Oct. 29........................................at Southern, 6 Nov. 5.................................... Alabama A&M, 2 Nov. 12...................................... Prairie View, 2 Nov. 19.................................. at Jackson St., 1 s-at Shreveport, La. ———

Oct. 9 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 15 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 23 — Talladega 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 30 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 6 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 13 — Kobalt Tools 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 20 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla.

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nascar 2011 Sprint Cup Schedule Feb. 20 — Daytona 500 (Trevor Bayne) Feb. 27 — Subway Fresh Fit 500 (Jeff Gordon) March 6 — Kobalt Tools 400 (Carl Edwards) March 20 — Jeff Byrd 500 (Kyle Busch) March 27 — Auto Club 400 (Kevin Harvick) April 3 — Goody’s Fast Relief 500 (Kevin Harvick) April 9 — Samsung Mobile 500 (Matt Kenseth) April 17 — Aaron’s 499 (Jimmie Johnson) April 30 — The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 (Kyle Busch) May 7 — Showtime Southern 500 (Regan Smith) May 15 — FedEx 400 (Matt Kenseth) May 21 — x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (Carl Edwards) May 21 — x-Sprint Showdown (David Ragan) May 29 — Coca-Cola 600 (Kevin Harvick) June 5 — STP 400 (Brad Keselowski) June 12 — 5-hour ENERGY 500 (Jeff Gordon) June 19 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 (Denny Hamlin) June 26 — Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Kurt Busch) July 2 — Coke Zero 400 (David Ragan) July 9 — Quaker State 400 (Kyle Busch) July 17 — Lenox Tools 301 (Ryan Newman) July 31 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 7 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 14 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 21 — Pure Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 27 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 4 — AdvoCare 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 10 — Wonderful Pistachios 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 18 — GEICO 400, Joliet, Ill. Sep. 25 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Oct. 2 — AAA 400, Dover, Del.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL — Suspended San Francisco bench coach Ron Wotus one game for his inappropriate actions during Saturday’s game against Milwaukee.

American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Activated DH Vladimir Guerrero from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Mark Worrell to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX — Placed OF J.D. Drew on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 20.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-6-3 La. Pick 4: 3-0-4-2 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-4-3 La. Pick 4: 9-2-3-3 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-1-8 La. Pick 4: 6-7-8-2 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-8-0 La. Pick 4: 5-1-6-1 Easy 5: 17-20-31-32-36 La. Lotto: 13-14-24-29-31-32 Powerball: 1-4-38-40-42 Powerball: 17 ; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-5-3 La. Pick 4: 3-6-6-1 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-1-6 La. Pick 4: 5-2-6-0 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-7-1 La. Pick 4: 1-4-2-5 Easy 5: 3-8-9-19-28 La. Lotto: 4-10-13-16-22-37 Powerball: 1-7-27-38-48 Powerball: 30; Power play: 3


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Brown: I won’t let Mariners drop 17th game in a row Palmer force a trade By The Associated Press The Seattle Mariners flailed away helplessly against CC Sabathia in their 17th straight loss, managing only one hit and striking out 18 times overall in a 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees on a rain-soaked Tuesday night. Sabathia (15-5) did not allow a baserunner until Brendan Ryan singled with one out in the seventh inning in beating Seattle for the seventh consecutive start. He struck out 14 of the 25 batters he faced, seven in a row at one point. The Mariners are four shy of matching the Baltimore Orioles’ American League-record 21-game losing streak to start the 1988 season. The 1961 Phillies dropped 23 straight for the modern major league mark. Curtis Granderson homered off Doug Fister (3-12) to put New York ahead 1-0 in the fourth and Mark Teixeira connected for his 100th homer with the Yankees in the eighth.

Twins 9, Rangers 8 Joe Mauer drove in the goahead run with a pinch hit double off closer Neftali Feliz in a two-run ninth and Minnesota bounced back from Monday night’s 20-6 rout by the Rangers.

Orioles 12, Blue Jays 4 J.J. Hardy homered twice, Derrek Lee and Nolan Reimold also connected and the Orioles beat the Blue Jays.

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Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Jamey Wright scrapes the mound as New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira rounds third base after hitting a solo home run in the eighth inning Tuesday. The Yankees won 4-1. had four of Boston’s 16 hits to lead the Red Sox to a victory over the Royals, their 18th win in 22 games.

and Chase Utley hit an insidethe-park homer to lead Philadelphia to a victory over San Francisco.

Tigers 5, White Sox 4

Mets 8, Reds 6

Justin Verlander got his 14th win and Wilson Betemit had a two-out, go-ahead single in the eighth inning as the Tigers beat the White Sox and increased their lead in the AL Central.

Jason Pridie put New York ahead with a two-run double, and the Mets took advantage of one of Cincinnati’s worst defensive performances of the season.

Athletics 6, Rays 1

Jered Weaver earned his eighth straight win as Mark Trumbo doubled home two runs and the Angels defeated the Indians.

Cliff Pennington had three hits to remain the hottest hitter in the major leagues since the All-Star break, Brandon McCarthy pitched eight innings and the Athletics beat the Rays.

Red Sox 13, Royals 9

Phillies 7, Giants 2

David Ortiz had four hits and five RBIs, and Dustin Pedroia

Rookie right-hander Vance Worley threw a three-hitter

Angels 2, Indians 1

Marlins 11, Nationals 2 Greg Dobbs drove in a career-high five runs, including a solo homer, and Logan Morrison and John Buck both homered to lead Florida.

Brewers 3, Cubs 2 Ryan Braun doubled in a run, Casey McGehee added a tworun triple and Milwaukee’s bullpen tossed four scoreless innings.

Cardinals 3, Astros 1 Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in the first inning for St. Louis and Jake Westbrook made it hold up with six innings of one-run ball.

D-backs 6, Padres 1 Joe Saunders came within one out of a shutout and Justin Upton and Kelly Johnson drove in two runs each for Arizona.

Dodgers 3, Rockies 1 Clayton Kershaw outpitched Jhoulys Chacin with 62⁄3 gritty innings to win his fourth straight start and Matt Kemp drove in two runs in Los Angeles’ fourth consecutive victory.

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

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

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

St. Aloysius football camp St. Aloysius will host a youth football camp on Thursday for children ages 5-12. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon and the registration fee is $50. Campers should bring shorts, T-shirts, and either tennis shoes or cleats. For more information, call St. Al coach B.J. Smithhart at 601-529-1997.

St. Aloysius baseball tryouts Tryouts for the St. Aloysius baseball team are scheduled for Thursday and Friday at Bazinsky Field from 4-7 p.m. Tryouts are open to students in grades 7-12.

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

Season tickets and A Club memberships Football season tickets for Vicksburg High and Warren Central will go on sale on July 25. Reserve seating is $7 per contest and $35 for a season ticket booklet. Anyone wishing to join either the Gators A Club or the Vikings A Club can purchase their membership at the Vicksburg Warren School District athletic office. Club membership includes passes to all regularly scheduled sporting events within the Vicksburg Warren School Distict, with the exception of varsity football games, the Red Carpet Bowl and playoff games.

Governor’s Cup registration open The annual Governor’s Cup youth baseball tournament is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Aug. 5-7, and registration is

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

VSO soccer fall registration Registration for the Vicksburg Soccer Organization’s fall season will continue until Aug. 20. Registration forms are available at Just Duett Sports and the Sports Center, or online at www.vsosoccer. org. Games are played at the Bovina soccer fields and the league is open to children ages 3-18.The fee is $50 for 3and 4-year-olds; $55 for children ages 5-7 ; $65 for ages 8 and 9; and $70 for ages 10-18.

Coast to Coast baseball tryouts The Coast to Coast Baseball

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

Warren County golf championships Clear Creek Golf Course will host the Warren County Mens and Ladies Golf Championship on Saturday and Sunday. The entry fee is $110. For information or to sign up, call 601-638-9395

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

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown insisted on Tuesday that he won’t trade quarterback Carson Palmer, who wants to leave one of the NFL’s leastsuccessful franchises. Palmer, who has four years left on his contract, told the team in January that he would retire if he’s not traded. The Bengals have only two winning seasons in the last 20 years, one of the worst stretches of futility in league history. Brown said the club will move on without its franchise quarterback. The Bengals plan to hold their first training camp workout Saturday in Georgetown, Ky. “I honestly like Carson Palmer,” Brown said. “He was a splendid player for us. He’s a good person. I wish him well. And he is retired. That is his choice. ... I’m not expecting him to be back.” Asked why he wouldn’t trade Palmer and get some draft picks in return, Brown said it was a matter of principle. “Carson signed a contract. He made a commitment. He gave his word,” Brown said. “We relied on his word. We relied on his commitment. We expected him to perform here. He’s going to walk away from his commitment. We aren’t going to reward him for doing it.” Brown has traditionally taken a hard line on players trying to leave. Receiver Chad Ochocinco unsuccessfully lobbied for a trade three years ago, but Brown refused. Ochocinco has one year left on his deal, but is hoping to be released in the next few weeks. Brown and coach Marvin Lewis declined to say anything about Ochocinco on Tuesday other than that he’s under contract. The Bengals picked receiver A.J. Green in the first round of the draft, giving themselves his eventual replacement. The Bengals drafted Andy Dalton in the second round last April. Brown indicated on Tuesday that he’ll be the starter heading into camp, even though he hasn’t been able to work with coaches because of the NFL’s lockout.

nfl Jordan Palmer — Carson’s younger brother — is the only experienced quarterback on the roster. Brown said Carson the team Palmer will look for another veteran, but will give Dalton a chance to win the job. “We think he is promising for our future,” Brown said. “Yes, he’ll have teething problems. It won’t be altogether easy for him all the time. But we’re going to put him in there. If he can do it, we’re going to go with him. And I hope he can manage it.” Dalton arrived at Paul Brown Stadium in the afternoon, accompanied by an assistant coach, and went inside for meetings. The Bengals are coming off a 4-12 season that included 10 straight losses. Carson Palmer told the team he wouldn’t be back after Lewis decided to return even though Brown promised no significant changes. The Bengals originally planned to have players report at Georgetown College — a 90-mile drive south of Cincinnati — on Wednesday and have their first practice a day later. They pushed the schedule back by two days. Players will have physicals at the stadium today and Friday morning, then report to Georgetown on Friday afternoon. Players visited the stadium throughout the day, getting playbooks and meeting briefly with coaches who were busy trying to contact college free agents. Cincinnati has one of the NFL’s smallest front offices, making a hectic time even more challenging. “It’s been a crazy day,” offensive line coach Paul Alexander said. “In fact, all the linemen came through and I was able to spend about one minute with each guy and then, ‘Get out of here, I’ve got to go try to sign some college free agents.”’


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n MOVIE “Jersey Girl� — A widowed ex-publicist, Ben Affleck, devotes his life to his young daughter, Raquel Castro./8 on ABC Family n SPORTS MLB — The San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillis meet in a rematch of last year’s National League Championship Series, and a clash of firstplace teams this season./6 on ESPN Ben Affleck n PRIMETIME “Modern Family� — Jan and Gloria step in to sort things out when a big fight between Claire and Phil leaves the latter in the dark about its subject matter./7:30 on ABC

U2 documentary will mark first for 36th event

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, 89; Jerry Van Dyke, actor, 80; Bobbie Gentry, singer, 67; Carol Leifer, comedian-actress-writer, 55; Bill Engvall, comedian, 54; Stacy Dean Campbell, country singer, 44; Maya Rudolph, comedian, 39; Jonathan Rhys Meyers, actor, 34; Cheyenne Kimball, singer, 21. n DEATH Gervase Duan “G.D.� Spradlin — A former lawyer and oil producer who found a second act as a prolific character actor, playing authority figures in such films as “Apocalypse Now� and “The Godfather: Part II,� has died. He was 90. Spradlin died of natural causes Sunday at his San Luis Obispo ranch in Central California, Gervase Duan his grandson Justin Demko said. His most no“G.D.� Spradlin table parts include the corrupt senator in “The Godfather: Part II,� and the Army general who sent Martin Sheen up river to find and kill Marlon Brando’s Col. Kurtz in “Apocalypse Now.�

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McQueen left cash for pets, projects McQueen’s will shows his love for dogs, charities The late fashion designer Alexander McQueen has left his fortune to charities, his household staff, family and his dogs. A newly published will, released Tuesday, shows the designer, who committed suicide last year, left roughly $26 million, part of which was to care for his household pets. The new will shows McQueen also left a little more than $3 million to each of his five siblings and about $638,000 each to his two housekeepers. He left about $1.2 million to each of four charities, including two that help sick animals. The designer left the bulk of his estate to his Sarabande charity with the suggestion that some money be used for scholarships at London’s Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, his alma mater.

Crow’s ’59 Benz Roadster up for auction Some winning bidder will soon be cruising life’s winding road in Sheryl Crow’s 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster. The Grammy award-winning singer has annuonced she is auctioning off the classic car next month and that the proceeds will go toward helping rebuild the tornado-ravaged city of Joplin in her native state of Missouri. Sheryl Crow says she loves the car and has had it for Crow six years, but doesn’t drive it anymore. She hopes the car will fetch up to $500,000 at the Aug. 21 auction in Pebble Beach, Calif. Crow was a schoolteacher before launching her singing career, and the money will go to the Joplin Schools Recovery Fund.

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Blame it on the slots: Man sues casino A Tennessee man is suing a Mississippi casino because he claims the slot machine he was playing broke apart and injured his arm and back. Randy E. Perkins of Hickman County said he was injured at Tunica Roadhouse Casino and Hotel on Aug. 12, 2010. His lawsuit, filed last week in federal court in north Mississippi, seeks $750,000 in damages. Perkins claims the front of the machine fell on him, causing “possible nerve damage in his left arm and a bulging disc in his lumbar spine.� Perkins says he was unemployed at the time due to another injury, but that his new injury prevented him from getting a job at a food plant in Louisiana. Valerie Morris, a casino spokeswoman, said the company does not generally comment on litigation.

By David Germain AP movie writer LOS ANGELES — One of the world’s top film showcases is starting on a musical note as a documentary portrait of the rock band U2 opens the Toronto International Film Festival. Organizers say the Canadian festival will launch Sept. 8 with “From the Sky Down,� a chronicle of the Irish band led by singer Bono. The film was made by “An Inconvenient Truth� director Davis Guggenheim and marks the first time in its 36-year history that the Toronto festival has opened with a documentary. Guggenheim said the film explores why “this band has endured and thrived.� The four-member band formed in 1978 and has been turning out hit albums since the early 1980s, including “War,� “The Joshua Tree,� “Achtung Baby� and “Zooropa.� “In the terrain of rock bands, implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull toward destruction,� said Guggenheim, an Oscar winner for “An Inconvenient Truth� who also made the 2008 musical documentary “It Might Get

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U2’s Bono, right, and Adam Clayton perform last month in East Rutherford, N.J. Loud,� featuring U2 guitarist The Edge, Jimmy Page and Jack White. Director Cameron Crowe (“Almost Famous�) ventures into musical documentary with another Toronto premiere, “Pearl Jam Twenty,� tracing the band’s formation and how its members pulled back from the spotlight to cope after its rise to stardom. Singer Madonna also is headed to the Toronto festival, as director of “W.E.,� a film

that intercuts between the romance of a modern woman (Abbie Cornish) and the relationship of American socialite Wallis Simpson and Britain’s King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne for love in the 1930s. Toronto is among the world’s largest film festivals, a spot where Hollywood studios and international filmmakers debut many prospects that will be in the running for next February’s Oscars.

Other highlights for the 11-day festival include Brad Pitt’s baseball tale “Moneyball�; Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman and Olivia Wilde’s comic story “Butter�; Kristen Wiig, Megan Fox and Jon Hamm’s parenthood comedy “Friends with Kids�; and Keira Knightley’s Sigmund Freud-Carl Jung drama “A Dangerous Method,� directed by David Cronenberg and featuring Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender.

‘Amityville’ house up for grabs TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey home that was filmed for the 1979 movie “The Amityville Horror� is for sale. The 10-room colonial-style structure in Toms River was built in the 1920s and is listed for $1.35 million. For the movie, a superstructure was built around the outside to make it look like the home in Amityville, N.Y., whose owners claimed was possessed by evil spirits. Owner Odalys Fragoso says the New Jersey home isn’t haunted. The movie is based on a 1977 book by Jan Anson that chronicles the paranormal experiences claimed by the Lutz family, who moved into the 112 Ocean Ave. home in Amityville in December 1975 and left after 28 days.

First Birthday – Madison Ann Connelly celebrates her first birthday today, July 27th. Madison is the daughter of Lezlie W. Connelly & Kory Connelly of Vicksburg. Maternal grandparents are Travis Ward of Borger, TX & Renae Ward of Friendswood, TX. Paternal grandparents are Phillip Connelly & Beverly Connelly of Vicksburg.

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‘Goodnight, my angel’: Several hundred mourn Winehouse LONDON (AP) — Friends and family said goodbye to Amy Winehouse Tuesday with prayers, tears, laughter and song at a funeral ceremony in London. Th e s i n g er’s father, mother and Amy brother and Winehouse close friends, along wi t h band members and celebrities — including producer Mark Ronson and media personality Kelly Osbourne, her hair piled beehive-high in an echo of the singer’s trademark style — were among several hun-

niscences from Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse. The cab driver and jazz singer, who helped foster his daughter’s love of music, ended his eulogy with the words “Goodnight, my angel, sleep tight. Mummy and Daddy love you ever so much.” It ended with a rendition of Carole King’s “So Far Away,” one of Winehouse’s favorite songs. “Mitch was funny, he told some great stories from childhood about how headstrong she was, and clearly the family and friends recognized the stories and laughed along,” said family spokesman Chris Goodman. “He stressed so many times

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Kelly Osbourne, hair fixed in Amy Winehouse’s signature beehive, leaves Golders Green Crematorium in London Tuesday. dred mourners attending the service at Edgwarebury Cemetery in north London.

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Neighborhood shrew should be pitied Dear Abby: There’s a venomous old woman who roams through our neighborhood looking for victims to embarrass, humiliate or annoy. She told a neighbor’s 11-year-old granddaughter she looked like a slut because she was wearing shorts currently in fashion. She habitually cuts in front of people in line at the supermarket, puts 25 items on the 15-item service line, etc. A new neighbor thought she should be treated with a little kindness. She had her opportunity recently when we were out to breakfast at a restaurant. The harridan sat alone (her husband refuses to be seen with her), and my friend commented to her on the beautiful day. Her response? “Don’t waste my time with meaningless inanities!” She then proceeded to abuse the server by repeatedly sending her plate back, each time becoming more unpleasant. The girl ended up in tears. At that point, my friend walked over and said quietly, “I hope you don’t think your advanced age justifies

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your meanness.” The witch accused my friend of “slandering” her and left vowing never to return. This elicited a round of applause from the customers and staff. Why do some people go through life behaving so outrageously? How can she derive satisfaction from being so hateful? — Puzzled in San Diego Dear Puzzled: Ruling out the idea that the person you have described might be mentally disturbed, it’s possible she may be so unhappy in her personal life that she’s trying to make herself feel better by abusing others. She’s a sad case. I’d like to think that when the other diners applauded, it was directed in support of your friend rather than at the disagreeable woman as she

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I live with my mom and three younger sisters. Our father left five years ago. We receive federal food stamps. My mom does have a pretty good part-time job. Yesterday, I went to the store and bought 5 pounds of hamburger meat and 2 pounds of tomatoes and paid for the food with food stamps. The tomatoes were over a dollar a pound, which is expensive, but all the kids like tomatoes on our burgers. When I was checking out, the store lady who took my stamps told me that she wasn’t earning enough money to afford tomatoes and asked how our family could. I didn’t say anything, but I was embarrassed. My mom said that I should have told her to mind her own business. What should I do if she embarrasses me again? I’m 16. — Tonya, Chicago Tonya: How your family spends your food stamps is none of the clerk’s business. If it happens again, say nothing to this clerk, but before you leave the store, ask a different clerk if you can speak to the store manager. Tell the boss

what the clerk has been saying to you, and let the manager know that if it happens again, your family will shop somewhere else. Teens: Money is scarce, and college fees are expensive, so it is important to be aware of available scholarship funding. According to Careers and Colleges magazine, however, it’s important not to fall for the advertisements from bogus “scholarship search” companies that promise to lead you to hidden sources of money. Fees for their so-called services can cost up to $500. At best, what you get for your money is the same information you can get free at your local library or from your guidance counselor at school. Finally, responding to a ton of complaints from victims of this chicanery, the U.S. Postal Service and state law officials around the country are now taking action to put these companies out of business. BEWARE! • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Praise, politeness and tact are tools that always work very well for everybody. However, you will need one more element, and that is a ring of sincerity. Mean what you say. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your word must always be your bond, especially when making a commitment to a special someone. A broken promise could leave a wound that would be extremely difficult to heal. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You’re good at flowery speech, but you might be tempted to lay it on rather thick, leaving a lot of doubt in another’s mind. Better use a thinner brush and smaller strokes. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Although you’re basically an intense person, you could be more bold than smart, and get yourself in a lot of trouble. As the saying goes, “Don’t rush in where angels fear to tread.” Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — The last thing you need to tell someone who comes to you for help is what you believe she or he wants to hear instead of the truth. It’ll hurt your pal even further. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Regardless of what you find yourself doing, rely only on your own smarts, abilities and resources. You could lock yourself out if you depend on others for help.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Listen to the suggestions of others, but don’t use what they say as an excuse to cop out or fail to think for yourself, especially if you know more about things than they do. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Doing something good for phony reasons will be transparent to those whom you’re trying to impress. Be sure your motives are sincere and not just for show. Aries (March 21-April 19) — When out in public, your common sense usually enables you to maintain a pleasant demeanor toward those who have offended you in the past. You might have a hard time doing so today, however. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Do not employ permissiveness toward those in your charge when discipline is required. You’ll be asking for trouble, because the former compounds mistakes, while the latter corrects them. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Unless your mind is totally focused on your work, even tasks you handle on a regular basis could go awry, so don’t take anything for granted. Serious mistakes are likely if you stray. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If you’re watching your pennies, subdue extravagant spending habits, such as purchasing something at its initial price when you know it will be reduced down the line.

left the restaurant. Dear Abby: I am a 34-yearold man, I have been divorced for a couple of years and have no children. I have been dating an incredible woman, “Nikki,” who is a bit older than I am. She has three children. The elephant in the room has always been whether or not Nikki would want more children. We finally discussed it, and she confirmed that she does not. She said she’s looking forward to the next phase of her life as her kids get older, which I understand. That conversation has led to a break in our relationship. We haven’t spoken for the past two weeks, and it seems like two years. I am struggling with what to do. I have always wanted to be a dad. Would being a stepdad be as fulfilling for me? Is being in a good relationship more important? Having kids doesn’t automatically make things great, right? Could I find someone as wonderful as Nikki, but who wants to have a kid? Abby, I’m conflicted, and you’re the only one I could

think of for advice. — Jumbled in New Hampshire Dear Jumbled: Only you can decide whether being a stepfather to Nikki’s children would be enough for you. For some men, it would be. For others, it wouldn’t be enough. Of course, the primary relationship must be between the husband and wife. Children grow up, leave and establish lives of their own. And you’re right, having kids doesn’t “automatically” make things great if there is trouble in the relationship. While there are no guarantees you will find someone as wonderful as Nikki, the odds are very good that you will meet a woman — or more than one — whose goals are similar to yours and who would love to have a family with you. But it won’t happen until you firmly decide exactly what you want.

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Constipation could point to more serious problem Dear Dr. Gott: I cannot thank you enough for the inspiration to lose weight. I started a lifestyle change a month ago and I’ve lost 15 pounds. I feel so much better, but I’m struggling with bowel movements. I eat lots of fresh veggies and no fried foods, sugar, potatoes or white rice. The problem was that my bowels didn’t move on a regular basis. After I ate, I felt bloated and was miserable for days sometimes. I found a colon cleanser at my local health food store and now take one capsule twice a day and feel incredible, but the packaging doesn’t recommend taking it for more than a week or so. I have a family history of colon cancer. My mother and two of her three siblings died from it. I also just found out that five of my grandfather’s siblings died of colon cancer (he died at 91 of natural causes). I’m scared to death of getting it and want to keep my colon clean without hurting myself. Are colon cleansers harmful if I take the ones from the health food store that have all-natural products? I feel incredible when I have two or more movements a day. Dear Reader: Congratulations on your weight loss. However, I am concerned about your bloating and constipation issues, especially given your family history of colon cancer. You don’t give me your age, gender or any other medical history. How long have the bloating and constipation been an issue? Have you talked to your physician about your concerns? Have you had a colonoscopy? Do you have any other health concerns or medical conditions? Do you take any over-the-counter or prescription medications? Constipation can be the result of benign causes, such as poor diet, lack of exercise or diet modification; moderate health concerns, such as obesity or irritable bowel syndrome; and serious conditions, such as colon cancer. I urge you to speak with your physician. An examination, blood work and testing might be ordered. A referral to a gastroenterologist might be appropriate. Dear Dr. Gott: I have a hard, almost bony bump on my right collarbone. It doesn’t hurt and I can’t remember doing anything to injure it. What would cause this? The right side is visibly larger than the left. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Dear Reader: Without being able to examine you, I cannot begin to guess. It might simply be a normal bony protrusion. Have you lost weight? If so, the bump might have always been there, but is now more pronounced because the excess fat and tissue have diminished. It could also be the result of an

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injury, medical condition such as Paget’s disease of the bone, cancer or more. Given that you don’t remember injuring yourself and it doesn’t appear to be causing any pain or other symptoms, it is likely a normal bone growth. Talk to your physician and request an X-ray.

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23, 2009, JESSICA ERIN LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE day of August, 2006, by SPRING AN UNMARRIED HOME LOANS SERVICING, Beverly J. Esquilin to J. PERSON executed a Deed LP, having requested the Patrick Caldwell, Trustee, of Trust to J WARD undersigned Substitute subsequentlyWednesday, replaced by CONVILLE as Trustee for Trustee to execute the trust July 27, 2011 B9 Lauren Roberts Cappaert, the benefit of MORTGAGE and sell said land and Substituted Trustee, purELECTRONIC property in accordance with suant to valid Substitution of REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, the terms of said Deed of Trustee which Looking is recorded in INC., ACTING SOLELY AS Trust for the purpose of for a Deed Book 1522 at Page A NOMINEE FOR GRAND raising the sums due The Clean you expect rebuilt 795 of the completely Land Records of BANK FOR SAVINGS, FSB, thereunder, together with The service you deserve in the Warren County,home Mississippi, which Deed of Trust was attorney's fees, Substitute Danny Ivy Bovina area with to secure certain filed on November 24, 2009 Trustee's fees and expenses 601-953-2644 indebtedness therein 2.3 acres? Look no and recorded as Instrument of sale. OWN YOUR OWN WEEKEND RETREAT mentionedfarther. for theThis benefit of home No. 274032 in Book 1703 at NOW, THEREFORE, BancorpSouth Bank, which AT EAGLE LAKE! Page 565 in the Office of the RECONTRUST COMPANY, was taken down to Deed of Trust is duly Chancery Clerk of Warren N.A., Substitute Trustee, will the studs and recorded in Book 1609 at 310 Sea Island Dr. County, Mississippi; and on August 03, 2011, offer for completely redone to the top.Page New 621 bathrooms, new septic of the Records of WHEREAS, BAC HOME sale at public outcry to the $75,000- 2 BR/2BA Trailer tank, big kitchen, living room and utility andofhas Mortgages androom, Deeds LOANS SERVICING, LP highest bidder for cash, Completely Furnished Land in the$69,900. Office of porches onTrust frontonand back. COUNTRYWIDE within legal hours (between Situated on 3 Lots •FKA Ceramic Tile & • Carpet/Oriental/ the Chancery Clerk of HOME LOANS SERVICING, the hours of 11:00 a.m. Warren County, Mississippi; Metal Storage Bldg. LP, the current Beneficiary of 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps Grout Cleaning Area Rug Cleaning and pursuant to the power said Deed of Trust, of the Warren County and authority vested in me, •substituted House Cleaning • Furniture/Drapery RECONTRUST Courthouse in Vicksburg, as Substituted Trustee, and COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee Warren County, •therein, Cleanas&authorized Wax Wood • Carpet & Fabric at the request of the owner of 19011followingHwy. 465 by the Mississippi,the said indebtedness, default & Vinyl Floors Protection h terms thereof, as evidenced described property:3BR/1BA $75,000Wit having been made in the by an instrument recorded as ALL OF Hunting LOT FOUR(4) OF Cabin Great & Fishing payment due thereunder as Instrument No. 287063 in LAKE PARK ESTATES, described in Promissory Situated on AExtra Book 1522 at Page 354 in PART ONE (1), PLATLarge OF Lot by the said Deed of Trust the Office of the Chancery WHICH APPEARS OF Home for Sale? ShowNote it to world at secured and the payment of Clerk of Warren County, RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 1 www.godfreyandivy.com www.homesofvicksburg.com the interest thereunder Mississippi; and AT PAGE 39 OF THE accruing and the holder and WHEREAS, default having WARREN COUNTY, the owner of the Note having been made in the terms and MISSISSIPPI LAND elected under the terms of conditions of said Deed of 02. Public Service RECORDS, LESS AND said Deed of Trust to declare Trust, and the entire debt EXCEPT THEREFROM AN said Note due and payable secured thereby having been UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S as by said Deed of Trust NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE declared to be due and (1/2) INTEREST IN AND TO NOTICE OF SALE authorized, and the same TRUSTEE'S SALE payable, and the legal holder ALL OF THE OIL, GASAND WHEREAS, on November remaining unpaid, I, Lauren By virtue of that certain Deed of said indebtedness, BAC MINERALS IN, ON AND 23, 2009, JESSICA ERIN Roberts Cappaert, as of Trust made on the 22nd HOME LOANS SERVICING, UNDER SAID TRACT OR SPRING AN UNMARRIED Substituted Trustee, will day of August, 2006, by LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE PARCEL OF LAND. PERSON executed a Deed between the legal hours of Beverly J. Esquilin to J. HOME LOANS SERVICING, RECONTRUST COMPANY, FREE TO GOOD 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on of Trust to J WARD Patrick Caldwell, Trustee, LP, having requested the N.A. will convey only such home. Labrador mix pupCONVILLE as Trustee for Thursday, the 11th day of subsequently replaced by pies. Super friendly and undersigned Substitute title as vested in it as the benefit of MORTGAGE August, 2011, at the main cute. Must have a yard. Lauren Roberts Cappaert, Trustee to execute the trust Substitute Trustee. ELECTRONIC front door of the Cherry 601-529-1347. Substituted Trustee, purand sell said land and WITNESS my signature on REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, property in accordance with Street side of the county suant to valid Substitution of this 24th day of June, 2011 FREE KITTENS TO good INC., ACTING SOLELY AS courthouse in Vicksburg, Trustee which is recorded in the terms of said Deed of RECONTRUST COMPANY, home. 2 black and white, 1 A NOMINEE FOR GRAND Warren County, Mississippi, Deed Book 1522 at Page Trust for the purpose of N.A., SUBSTITUTE orange tabby, 1 silver tabby. BANK FOR SAVINGS, FSB, expose for sale at public 795 of the Land Records of raising the sums due TRUSTEE 5 weeks old, all female. 601which Deed of Trust was auction to the highest and Warren County, Mississippi, thereunder, together with 2380 Performance Dr, TX2831-1076. filed on November 24, 2009 best bidder for cash the to secure certain attorney's fees, Substitute 984-0407 and recorded as Instrument following described property indebtedness therein Trustee's fees and expenses Richardson, TX 75082 KEEP UP WITH all the loNo. 274032 in Book 1703 at conveyed by said Deed of mentioned for the benefit of cal news and sales...Subof sale. Telephone No. (800) 281Page 565 in the Office of the Trust, said property being scribe to The Vicksburg BancorpSouth Bank, which NOW, THEREFORE, 8219 Chancery Clerk of Warren situated in Warren County, Post TODAY!! Call 601Deed of Trust is duly RECONTRUST COMPANY, By: /s/ Anthony Cannon 636-4545, Circulation. County, Mississippi; and State of Mississippi, being recorded in Book 1609 at N.A., Substitute Trustee, will Title: Assistant Vice WHEREAS, BAC HOME described as follows: Page 621 of the Records of on August 03, 2011, offer for President LOANS SERVICING, LP Lot 15, Fairways Mortgages and Deeds of sale at public outcry to the RECONTRUST COMPANY, FKA COUNTRYWIDE Trust on Land in the Office of Subdivision, Part 10, as highest bidder for cash, N.A., SUBSTITUTE HOME LOANS SERVICING, shown by plat of record in the Chancery Clerk of within legal hours (between TRUSTEE LP, the current Beneficiary of Plat Book 3 at Page 117 of Warren County, Mississippi; the hours of 11:00 a.m. 2380 Performance Dr, said Deed of Trust, the land records of Warren and pursuant to the power 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps TX2-984-0407 substituted RECONTRUST County, and being contained and authority vested in me, of the Warren County Richardson, TX 75082 COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee therein in Plat Cabinet "A" at as Substituted Trustee, and Courthouse in Vicksburg, TS No.: 11 -0033387 therein, as authorized by the at the request of the owner of Slot 200-D. Warren County, PARCEL No. 1325 29 0970 terms thereof, as evidenced The undersigned will only said indebtedness, default Mississippi,the following004200 convey such title as is vested by an instrument recorded as described property: “Credit problems? having been made in the DHGW 62818G-2SB No problem!” Instrument No. 287063 in in me as Substituted payment due thereunder as ALL OF LOT FOUR(4) OF Publish: 7/13, 7/20, 7/27(3t) No way. The Federal Book 1522 at Page 354 in Trustee. described in Promissory LAKE PARK ESTATES, Trade Commission says the Office of the Chancery WITNESS my signature this Note by said Deed of Trust PART ONE (1), A PLAT OF no company can legally Clerk of Warren County, the 12th day of July, 2011. secured and the payment of WHICH APPEARS OF 02. Public Service remove accurate and timely /s/ Lauren Roberts Cappaert Mississippi; and the interest thereunder RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 1 information from your credit WHEREAS, default having LAUREN ROBERTS accruing and the holder and AT PAGE 39 OF THE report. Learn about managbeen made in the terms and CAPPAERT the owner of the Note having WARREN COUNTY, ing credit and debt at Find a Honey of a Deal in conditions of said Deed of Substituted Trustee elected under the terms of ftc.gov/credit MISSISSIPPI LAND the Classifieds...Zero in on A message from said Deed of Trust to declare Publish: 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10 Trust, and the entire debt RECORDS, LESS AND that most wanted or hard secured thereby having been EXCEPT THEREFROM AN (4t) The Vicksburg Post said Note due and payable to find item. and the FTC. declared to be due and as by said Deed of Trust UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF payable, and the legal holder (1/2) INTEREST IN AND TO authorized, and the same of said indebtedness, BAC remaining unpaid, I, Lauren ALL OF THE OIL, GASAND HOME LOANS SERVICING, Roberts Cappaert, as MINERALS IN, ON AND LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE Substituted Trustee, will UNDER SAID TRACT OR HOME LOANS SERVICING, between the legal hours of PARCEL OF LAND. LP, having requested the 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on RECONTRUST COMPANY, undersigned Substitute Thursday, the 11th day of N.A. will convey only such Trustee to execute the trust August, 2011, at the main title as vested in it as and sell said land and front door of the Cherry Substitute Trustee. property in accordance with Street side of the county WITNESS my signature on the terms of said Deed of courthouse in Vicksburg, this 24th day of June, 2011 Trust for the purpose of Warren County, Mississippi, RECONTRUST COMPANY, raising the sums due expose for sale at public N.A., SUBSTITUTE thereunder, together with auction to the highest and TRUSTEE attorney's fees, Substitute best bidder for cash the 2380 Performance Dr, TX2Trustee's fees and expenses following described property 984-0407 of sale. conveyed by said Deed of Richardson, TX 75082 NOW, THEREFORE, Trust, said property being Telephone No. (800) 281RECONTRUST COMPANY, situated in Warren County, 8219 N.A., Substitute Trustee, will State of Mississippi, being By: /s/ Anthony Cannon on August 03, 2011, offer for described as follows: Title: Assistant Vice sale at public outcry to the Lot 15, Fairways President highest bidder for cash, Subdivision, Part 10, as RECONTRUST COMPANY, within legal hours (between shown by plat of record in N.A., SUBSTITUTE the hours of 11:00 a.m. Plat Book 3 at Page 117 of TRUSTEE 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps the land records of Warren 2380 Performance Dr, of the Warren County County, and being contained TX2-984-0407 Courthouse in Vicksburg, therein in Plat Cabinet "A" at Richardson, TX 75082 Warren County, Slot 200-D. TS No.: 11 -0033387 Mississippi,the followingThe undersigned will only PARCEL No. 1325 29 0970 described property: convey such title as is vested 004200 ALL OF LOT FOUR(4) OF in me as Substituted DHGW 62818G-2SB LAKE PARK ESTATES, Trustee. Publish: 7/13, 7/20, 7/27(3t) PART ONE (1), A PLAT OF WITNESS my signature this WHICH APPEARS OF the 12th day of July, 2011. RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 1 /s/ Lauren Roberts Cappaert AT PAGE 39 OF THE LAUREN ROBERTS WARREN COUNTY, CAPPAERT MISSISSIPPI LAND Substituted Trustee RECORDS, LESS AND Publish: 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10 EXCEPT THEREFROM AN (4t) UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF (1/2) INTEREST IN AND TO ALL OF THE OIL, GASAND MINERALS IN, ON AND UNDER SAID TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 24th day of June, 2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Alcorn State University’s Department of Administrative Affairs has an immediate 2380 Performance Dr, TX2984-0407 opening for the position of Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Richardson, TX 75082 Salary Range: Negotiable (commensurate with experience) Telephone No. (800) 281Per Diem Registered Nurses – 8219 Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt with Hospice experience By: /s/ Anthony Cannon Reports To:Vice Senior Executive Vice President & CFO Title: Assistant Per Diem Master of Social Work President RECONTRUST COMPANY, At Hospice Advantage, we believe our The SUBSTITUTE Assistant Vice President for Human Resources is responsible for providing strategic vision and N.A., employees are our Greatest Asset! TRUSTEE leadership for the Office of Human Resources. The strategic vision must emphasize maximizing 2380 Performance Dr, We offer: efficiencies, quality and operational effectiveness through the use of technologies and the TX2-984-0407 401k w/match – All Employees eligible! Richardson, TX 75082 implementation of best practices to build and maintain a diverse, contemporary, leading edge TS No.: 11Resources -0033387 structure. Mileage paid at $0.51 per mile! Human PARCEL No. 1325 29 0970 Paid Weekly! Reporting to the Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the Assistant Vice President for 004200 DHGW 62818G-2SB Flexible Schedules! Human Resources will lead with a dedication to customer service in a highly collaborative manner Publish: 7/13, 7/20, 7/27(3t)

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

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What are your dreams?” EOE

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with constituencies at all levels of the organization, will demonstrate the ability to foster strong relationships with campus leadership groups, employees and other key stakeholders; and, ensure the delivery of responsive, efficient and quality services to all. Duties and Responsibilities Strategic planning, development and administration of University Human Resources activities, including but not limited to: employment, training, payroll, compensation and benefit programs on behalf of university employees. Manage the Human Resources department’s resources and annual operating budget. Serve as an active participant of University and statewide committees, as determined necessary for the success of the department and the University. Provide leadership to the Human Resources department and staff while optimizing organizational performance.

Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Labor Relations, Personnel Management or related field. A minimum of (seven) 7 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources (or related field) in higher education, government and/or private industry. Demonstrable strong and effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; and possess the ability to relate sensitively to persons of diverse backgrounds and levels of ability. Demonstrable experience in managing Human Resources. Knowledge of SCT Banner Human Resources System Demonstrated leadership skills. Demonstrated success as a change agent and collaborative leader involved in developing strategies for Human Resources. Experience in development and implementation of training programs for staff development Preferred Qualifications Certification (SPHR or PHR) Qualifications Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Labor Relations, Personnel Management or related field. Demonstrable knowledge of the principles, practices, and culture of higher education.

Email resumes to:jobs@alcorn.edu


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We Write Thousands Of Best Sellers Every Year... Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re The Vicksburg Post Classified Advertising Department . . . our job is to help you write effective classified ads so you can have best sellers too! Give us a call . . . weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll write one for you! Call (601) 636-SELL.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 â&#x20AC;˘ P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182.

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

02. Public Service No need to go hunting

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

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

around town to place your garage sale signs...just place an ad in the The Vicksburg Post

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

Classifieds. Call 601-636-SELL.

Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no easier way to attract customers and make extra cash!

Effective March 25, 2011. The Horizon chips were discontinued. You may redeem Horizon Casino chips during normal business hours at the Grand Station Casino cage through July 25, 2011.

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

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

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

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

Discover a new world of opportunity with The Vicksburg Post Classifieds.

05. Notices 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. ITS ALL ABOUT The Look Salon and Barber Shop is Moving to Lee Road, call for directions. 601-638-3776. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss a day of The Vicksburg Post! Our ePost now available! Call 601-636-4545, Circulation for details!

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

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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.

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 post.com

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Fall Home Improvement Ads Classifieds Section

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out on this seasonal opportunity to let your customers know what you offer in terms of fixing up their home for the change of seasons. Other businesses whose ads have appeared here are sure to tell you that this is a wonderful one-stop information source for people to have when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for home repair and/or preventative maintenance. Call us at 601-636-7355 (SELL) for more information.

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

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

07. Help Wanted

NOW HIRING COMPANY DRIVERS OWNER OPERATORS, LEASE PURCHASE & STUDENT DRIVERS

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

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07. Help Wanted

Place your classified line ad at

http://www.vicksburgpost.com

07. Help Wanted

$2000 Sign On Bonus for Owner Operators! Enjoy the open road with Our LineHaul division! Now Hiring Driver Trainers! CDL-A & 3 Mos OTR exp reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d

BOX HEAD BLACK Labrador. 12 or 13 years old, family friend, missing from Jennifer Drive/ Freetown Road area. 601-6382718, 601-218-3294.

Internet

Our tradition of stability gives you a future of strength!

www.arnoldtrans.com

800-299-4744 BE YOUR OWN boss! Process medical claims from home on your computer. Call The Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC.

EXPERIENCED BARTENDER AND Security guard needed. Mail resumes to: Dept. 3756, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

EXPERIENCED BOOK KEEPER NEEDED Apply in person only at: Sheffield Rentals 1255 Hwy 61 South Vicksburg.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE

MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124

BECOME A CERTIFIED pharmacy technician today! Call 601-540-3062 for more information.

READ THE CLASSIFIEDS daily!

CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

24. Business Services

24. Business Services

24. Business Services

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

ROSS

CONSTRUCTION

New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded AUTO â&#x20AC;˘ HOME â&#x20AC;˘ BUSINESS Jason Barnes â&#x20AC;˘ 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932 Vans â&#x20AC;˘ Cars â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘Insurance Claims Welcomeâ&#x20AC;˘

BUFORD

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Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing â&#x20AC;˘ Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental â&#x20AC;˘ Mud Jacking

â&#x153;° Reasonable â&#x153;° Insured

07. Help Wanted EXPERIENCED NAIL TECHNICIAN wanted for established business. Call 601-634-1129.

        

   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " NEEDED QUALIFIED CARE giver/ housekeeper/ tutor. References required. Andrea, 601-693-7918. QUALITY TRANSPORT INC. Regional drivers needed for bulk petroleum products. Must have Class A with X end. Good driving record required. Company paid health insurance, 401K, and other benefits. SIGN ON BONUS. New equipment. Call 800-7346570 ext 10.

TO BUY OR SELL

AVON

CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT Classifieds Really Work!

24. Business Services

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

CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. â&#x153;° HOUSE LEVELING â&#x153;° If your floors are sagging 601-636-4813 or shaking, WE CAN HELP! State Board of Contractors We replace floor joists, seals Approved & Bonded & pillars. We also install

termite shields.

601-543-7007

Simmons Lawn Service

Professional Services & Competitive Prices â&#x20AC;˘ Landscaping â&#x20AC;˘ Septic Systems â&#x20AC;˘ Irrigation: Install & Repair â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial & Residential STRAIGHT LINE Grass Cutting Licensed â&#x20AC;˘ Bonded â&#x20AC;˘ Insured BUILDERS 12 years experience Courteousâ&#x20AC;˘Competentâ&#x20AC;˘Committed â&#x20AC;˘Water Restoration â&#x20AC;˘ Remodeling â&#x20AC;˘Sheetrock â&#x20AC;˘Windows â&#x20AC;˘Flooring â&#x20AC;˘General Construction â&#x20AC;˘Decks â&#x20AC;˘Roofing â&#x20AC;˘Doors â&#x20AC;˘Siding â&#x20AC;˘Fencing â&#x20AC;˘Landscaping â&#x20AC;˘Over 25 yrs. Exp. â&#x20AC;˘Insured â&#x20AC;˘Local References No Job Too Big or Too Small! Jeff Beal (Owner)

601â&#x20AC;˘642â&#x20AC;˘7142 jeffreydbeal@yahoo.com

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

Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

M&M HOUSE MOVING & RAISING â&#x20AC;˘34 years experience â&#x20AC;˘Fully

insured

www.mmhousemovers.com

865-803-8227

PATRIOTIC

SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY

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â&#x20AC;˘ Business Cards â&#x20AC;˘ Letterhead â&#x20AC;˘ Envelopes â&#x20AC;˘ Invoices â&#x20AC;˘ Work Orders â&#x20AC;˘ Invitations

â&#x20AC;˘ BANNERS â&#x20AC;˘ BUMPER STICKERS

â&#x20AC;˘ Licensed â&#x20AC;˘ Insured â&#x20AC;˘ Residential â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial FUSON ELECTRIC, INC. 25 YRS. EXPERIENCE â&#x20AC;˘ Flood Inspections Matthew - 601-218-5561 Amos - 601-831-7605

â&#x20AC;˘ YARD SIGNS

Show Your Colors!

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

Touching Hearts, LLC Private Duty Sitting and Homemaker Service Caregivers available WHEN and WHERE you need them. â&#x20AC;˘LPNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;˘CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;˘NURSE ASSISTANTS

601-429-5426

601-636-SELL (7355)

WE ACCEPT CASH , CHECKS AND MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS .

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24. Business Services RESIDENTIAL CLEANING. 10 years experience, reasonable. References available. 601-573-3676. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

Confederate Ridge

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

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

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

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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631 littlecreekpuppies.com CKC Tea cup and tiny toy Malti Poos and Yorkies. $300 and up. 318-237-5156.

www.pawsrescuepets.org

Foster a Homeless Pet!

18. Miscellaneous For Sale JOHN DEERE RX95 Rider mower. Excellent condition $395. Call 601-4153333.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique” 3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!

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

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

17. Wanted To Buy HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104. WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. www.msauctionservice.com WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message. WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 2002 KAWASAKI 900, 2003 SEA DOO G2I with double trailer. $4,500 for both. 601-636-2039. 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.

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

318-322-4000

3 BEDROOM 3 bath, Nice, overlooking river. Balcony, $950 monthly, deposit and references required. 601-415-5498, 601-8831147.

RICHARD M. CALDWELL BROKER SPECIALIZING IN RENTALS (INCLUDING CORPORATE APARTMENTS) CALL 601-618-5180 caldwell@vicksburg.com

3 BEDROOM HOUSE with storm shelter, partly furnished, $1,050 monthly. 601-218-5348. 4 BEDROOMS, 3 baths. County, Burnt House Road, 3 acres. $1300 monthly, deposit/ references. 601-2189191. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

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

1993 KRIS CRAFT boat. 19 foot with V8 5.0 motor. $5,500 or best offer. 601831-1210. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

24. Business Services

SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.

SPECIAL!

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

Call 601-218-1900 to view.

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

601.630.8209

Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

bkbank.com

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

Licensed in MS and LA

BUYING OR SELLING? LAND IS OUR BUSINESS" RICEREALTYGROUPINC.COM

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

40. Cars & Trucks

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

1999 CADILLAC CATERA. Air, power, stereo, all leather inside. Very nice. $2700. 601-529-1195.

2005 BUICK LACROSSE CXL 96,000 miles. Loaded, with leather, sunroof, good tires. $10,000. 601-415-7209.

HOT BUYS!! 2001 Dodge Durango

$1,100 Down

1997 Ford Explorer $900 Down

Don’t Miss Out Gary’s Cars- Hwy 61S

601-883-9995 For pre-approval:www.garyscfl.com

AUTO WORLD Financing available. Starting at $800 down! Plenty to choose from! 601-218-2893. HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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

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Broker, GRI

601-636-6490 Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549 Sybil Carraway...601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790

Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211

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NEED AN APARTMENT? Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

The Vicksburg Apartments UTILITIES PAID! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Studios & Efficiencies 801 Clay Street 601-630-2921 www.the-vicksburg.com

ARNER

JIM HOBSON

REALTOR®•BUILDER•APPRAISER

601-636-0502

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

601-634-8928

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

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net

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

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

CUSTOM CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BDRM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS. SAFE!! SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

40. Cars & Trucks

The Car Store CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS 2006 CHEVY COBALT LS V2156 ...........28 Months @ $300 per month ..... $1065*down 2004 NISSAN SENTRA V2139.......28 Months @ $310 per month .................... $1205*down 2003 CADILLAC SEVILLE SLS V2128 ...28 Months @ $290 per month .... $1240*down 2002 CHEVY IMPALA LS V2134................28 Months @ $290 per month ....... $1240*down 2005 CHEVY COROLLA LE V2129 .......28 Months @ $310 per month ........ $1450*down 2005 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX V2159.............28 Months @ $320 per month ... $1450*down 2005 CHEVY IMPALA V2157 ...............28 Months @ $270 per month ......... $1485*down 2007 PONTIAC G6 V2158 ...............28 Months @ $340 per month ............ $1625*down 2007 PONTIAC G6 V2149 ...............28 Months @ $340 per month ............. $2150*down 2007 CHEVY IMPALA LS V2163 ...............28 Months @ $340 per month ... $2150*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 2004 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS 4X4 V1955RR 16 Months @ $250 per month $950*down $ 2000 ORD EXPEDITION XLT 4X4 V2153 241Months @ $250 per month 1575 " -*F" 1 1-**down -*" $ 2001 CHEVY TAHOE LS 4X4 V2154...........28 Months @ $380 per month 1870*down 2003 FORD EXPEDITION XLT 4X4 V2162 28 Months @ $410 per month $2710*down -

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501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

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

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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

36. Farms & Acreage

2001 GMC JIMMY SUV. 4 door, V6, great shape inside and out, good gas mileage. $5500. Call 601218-9654 days, 601-6360658 nights. Dealer.

REAL ESTATE, INC

S HAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S SUPERIOR QUALITY,

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

Bradford Ridge Apartments

601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com

FOR SALE BEST Offer. 3 bedroom/ 3bath 3,400 square feet on 3.7 acres in South Vicksburg. 178,000, negotiable. 601-831-1895.

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115 MAISON RUE

601-415-8735

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

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McMillin Real Estate

1999 DODGE DURANGO. Patriot blue, one owner, fully loaded, new tires. $5000 firm. 601-415-8735.

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Tired of high utility bills? Country Living at it’s BEST! Paid cable, water & trash! Washer & Dryer, Microwave included! Ask about our

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

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

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THE COVE

REPLACE ROTTEN WOOD, ADD NEW SEALS, HEAVY DUTY BLOCKS. SPECIALIZE IN LEVELING 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE FREE ESTIMATES CALL 601-402-5135

METAL RAILINGS FOR balconies or porches. Come see them at All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010, 601-529-9895 cell.

Classifieds Really Work!

2 BEDROOM $400 rent, 3 BEDROOM $450 rent, 4 BEDROOM $500 rent. All are duplexes, $200 deposit. Refrigerator and stove. 601-634-8290.

TYLER’S HOUSE LEVELING & MOBILE HOMES

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

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

BY OWNER. BOVINA. Willow Creek Subdivision, updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath, large workshop. $147,500. 601-638-0141.

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

TREY GORDON

16X60 2 BEDROOM, 2 Bath, 12x60 porch. No pets. $200 deposit, $600 monthly. 601-631-1942.

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

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BAND SAW MILL. Your place or mine. 601-218-0917.

FREE ESTIMATES

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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

SIDE WALK SALE, The Ivy Place, 2451 North Frontage Road, Saturday, 6am-10am, home décor, gifts, Christmas, more!

34. Houses For Sale

VAN GUARD APARTMENTS. 2 bedroom town houses, $525- $550. Washer/ dryer hookup. $200 deposit. Management, 601-631-0805.

1414 HARRISON STREET. 2 bedroom, 1 bath central air. $525 monthly, deposit/ references required. 601-6384994.

BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location. Utilities and janitorial service included. $600/ month. 601-638-4050. Ask us how to “Post Size” your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355).

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WHEN DR. NATHAN COBB’S patients ask him for reasons to stop smoking cigarettes, the pulmonologist tells the story of his grandmother, who smoked her entire life. “But in her late 60s, she and Grandfather moved into a new house with new drapes. Overnight she quit because there was no way that she would get nicotine stains on her new drapes,” says Cobb, a research investigator at the Schroeder Institute of the American Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing smoking, especially among young people. As Cobb’s story illustrates, the only reason to quit smoking that matters—or works—is the one that matters to you. One reason might be to save your life. One

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ADVAIR DISKUS and - breathing problems worsen quickly and certain other medicines may interact with each other. - you use your rescue inhaler medicine, but it does not This may cause serious side effects. Especially, tell your relieve your breathing problems. healthcare provider if you take ritonavir. The anti-HIV medicines NORVIR ® (ritonavir capsules) Soft Gelatin, 2. ADVAIR DISKUS should be used only if your healthcare NORVIR (ritonavir oral solution), and KALETRA® (lopinavir/ provider decides that your asthma is not well controlled ritonavir) Tablets contain ritonavir. with a long-term asthma control medicine, such as inhaled corticosteroids. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist each time you 3. When your asthma is well controlled, your healthcare get a new medicine. provider may tell you to stop taking ADVAIR DISKUS. Your healthcare provider will decide if you can stop ADVAIR How do I use ADVAIR DISKUS? DISKUS without loss of asthma control. Your healthcare provider may prescribe a different asthma control Do not use ADVAIR DISKUS unless your healthcare medicine for you, such as an inhaled corticosteroid. provider has taught you and you understand everything. Ask®your providerbreathe or pharmacistbetter if you haveand 4. Children and adolescents who take Find LABA medicines out ifmayADVAIR canhealthcare help you any questions. have an increased risk of being hospitalized for asthma problems. • Children should use ADVAIR DISKUS with an adult’s help, as instructed by the child’s healthcare provider. What is ADVAIR DISKUS? • Use ADVAIR DISKUS exactly as prescribed. Do not use • ADVAIR DISKUS combines an inhaled corticosteroid ADVAIR DISKUS more often than prescribed. ADVAIR medicine, fluticasone propionate (the same medicine DISKUS comes in 3 strengths. Your healthcare provider found in FLOVENT®), and a LABA medicine, salmeterol has prescribed the one that is best for your condition. 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Your healthcare ADVAIR DISKUS is not for adults and children with asthma provider will change your medicines as needed. who are well controlled with an asthma control • ADVAIR DISKUS does not relieve sudden symptoms. medicine, such as a low to medium dose of an inhaled Always have a rescue inhaler medicine with you to treat corticosteroid medicine. sudden symptoms. If you do not have an inhaled, shortCOPD acting bronchodilator, call your healthcare provider to COPD is a chronic lung disease that includes chronic have one prescribed for you. bronchitis, emphysema, or both. ADVAIR DISKUS 250/50 Call your healthcare provider or get medical care is used long term, 2 times each day to help improve lung right away if: function for better breathing in adults with COPD. ADVAIR DISKUS 250/50 has been shown to decrease • your breathing problems worsen with ADVAIR DISKUS the number of flare-ups and worsening of COPD • you need to use your rescue inhaler medicine more often symptoms (exacerbations). than usual • your rescue inhaler medicine does not work as well for you Who should not use ADVAIR DISKUS? at relieving symptoms Do not use ADVAIR DISKUS: • you need to use 4 or more inhalations of your rescue • to treat sudden, severe symptoms of asthma or COPD. inhaler medicine for 2 or more days in a row

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• you use 1 whole canister of your rescue inhaler medicine in 8 weeks’ time • your peak flow meter results decrease. Your healthcare provider will tell you the numbers that are right for you. • you have asthma and your symptoms do not improve after using ADVAIR DISKUS regularly for 1 week What are the possible side effects with ADVAIR DISKUS? • ADVAIR DISKUS can cause serious side effects, including: • See “What is the most important information I should know about ADVAIR DISKUS?” • serious allergic reactions. Call your healthcare provider or get emergency medical care if you get any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: - rash - hives - swelling of the face, mouth, and tongue - breathing problems • sudden breathing problems immediately after inhaling your medicine • effects on heart - increased blood pressure - a fast and irregular heartbeat - chest pain • effects on nervous system - tremor - nervousness • reduced adrenal function (may result in loss of energy) • changes in blood (sugar, potassium, certain types of white blood cells) • weakened immune system and a higher chance of infections • lower bone mineral density. This may be a problem for people who already havein a higher chance take center stage your o of low bone density (osteoporosis). • eye problems including glaucoma and cataracts. You should have regular eye exams while using ADVAIR DISKUS. • slowed growth in children. A child’s growth should be checked often. • pneumonia. People with COPD have a higher chance of getting pneumonia. ADVAIR DISKUS may increase the chance of getting pneumonia. Call your healthcare provider if you notice any of the following symptoms: - increase in mucus (sputum) production - change in mucus color - fever - chills - increased cough - increased breathing problems Common side effects of ADVAIR DISKUS include: COPD: Asthma: • thrush in the mouth and • upper respiratory tract throat infection • throat irritation • throat irritation • hoarseness and voice • hoarseness and voice changes changes • viral respiratory infections • thrush in the mouth and throat • headache • bronchitis • muscle and bone pain • cough • headache • nausea and vomiting In children with asthma, infections in the ear, nose, and throat are common. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the side effects with ADVAIR DISKUS. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for additional information about ADVAIR DISKUS. You can also contact the company that makes ADVAIR DISKUS (toll free) at 1-888-825-5249 or at www.advair.com. ©2011 The GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies All rights reserved. Printed in USA. AD5622R0 March 2011


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Reaching Financial Goals During Tough Times By Brian Harville

ACHIEVING FINANCIAL goals during times of economic uncertainty may seem especially daunting. Managing daily expenses can overshadow the importance of longterm planning, especially in the midst of an economic recession. However, experts say a good dose of financial discipline can help you attain your goals. “A lot of it is almost about being ruthless, taking a dictatorial approach to your finances,” says financial planner Andrew Head, director of Western Kentucky University’s Center for Financial Success in Bowling Green. Taking control of personal finances starts with a few basic steps:

Get serious about budgeting. Monthly budgeting is an essential part of household financial management. Head recommends using web-based applications or low-cost software to chart monthly expenses. “It gives you a bird’s-eye view of your overall finances, which is absolutely necessary,” he says. Focus on reducing debt. Pay off the debt with the highest interest rate first, which usually is tied to credit cards, says Paul Gregg, instructor of finance at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Don’t neglect savings. Never forget to save. “Even if you have to reduce your savings, make it a part of your overall plan,” Head urges. Keep utilities in check. Gregg recommends ditching a landline telephone in favor of a basic cell phone without texting and mobile web features. “A cheaper plan with a dumber phone will save you a lot of money,” he says. Invest in education. Enroll in courses or study on your own. “Information is available for those in search of help,” Head says. “Take care of yourself. Very few people care as much about you as you.” ★ A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M • PAGE 7

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freefalling at 98 mph in a kayak before deploying his parachute and landing in a body of water. “The name of the game is to make something difficult look easy and to come back alive to tell the story,” says Daisher, who is married and has three children.

// Daisher pioneered “skyaking,” skydiving in a kayak.

Perched atop a snow-covered peak above Squaw Valley, Calif. (pop. 2,691), skier Ingrid Backstrom peers down the steep slope before plunging into the powder and reaching speeds of 60

animal takes over, and you get to experience the real you.” Daisher leapt into extreme sports in 1995, when a friend persuaded him to try skydiving. Two years later, he began BASE jumping and in 1999 he started soaring in a wingsuit. A member of the Red Bull Air Force, a group of freefalling fanatics that perform feats for the energy drink company, Daisher has plunged into mountainous chasms in Norway and New Zealand and leaped from some of the world’s tallest structures. When he’s not staging stunts for Red Bull, he teaches BASE jumping at Miles D’s BASE Camp in Twin Falls. To stay invigorated, Daisher devises new high-flying stunts. For example, he pioneered “skyaking,”

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The freedom of freefall Descending at 100 mph in a white wingsuit, wind roaring beneath his outstretched arms and legs, Miles Daisher soars like a futuristic flying squirrel after jumping out of an airplane 10,000 feet above Twin Falls, Idaho (pop. 34,469). Rapidly approaching the ground, Daisher deploys his parachute and maneuvers to a safe landing along the Snake River. “Mission accomplished!” shouts Daisher, 42, after completing his first jump of the day during the Perrine Bridge Festival last September. “What a great day to be alive!” Described by friends as “a human windup toy,” the exuberant Daisher loves leaping out of airplanes and off towering structures and mountains. During the last 16 years, he’s completed more than 2,800 BASE jumps, more than anyone else in the world. BASE is an acronym for the categories of fixed objects— buildings, antennas, spans (bridges) and earth (cliffs)—from which parachuted daredevils jump. “During flight, you’re completely in the moment, enjoying pure freedom,” Daisher says. “You have a heightened sense of awareness and feel so alive. Your inner

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mph as she carves tracks through narrow rocky chutes and bounds off alpine cliffs. To friends watching Backstrom engage the untamed terrain, her wild ride exemplifies why she is the legendary queen of big mountain free-skiing, a sport in which skiers choose their route down a precipitous peak without the guidance and constraint of a groomed run. To Backstrom, known for landing 45-foot cliff jumps and being the only female on Powder magazine’s 2002 list of “11 Future Big Mountain Heroes,” each run is a way to feel alive. (Continued on page 10)

// Free-skier Ingrid Backstrom, of Squaw Valley, Calif., blazes trails down steep slopes and over rocky cliffs where few dare to venture.

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“It’s a zen feeling where your mind and body and surroundings are one,” explains Backstrom, 33, a Normandy Park, Wash., native who started skiing competitively at age 10. “I’m finding synergy in using my mind and body together. We all have a unique predisposition, depending on our DNA, to connect our minds and bodies to the world; we’re just trying to figure it out.” After graduating in 2000 from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., a friend encouraged Backstrom to enter a free-skiing competition in California. “I took a year off to ‘ski bum,’” she says, “and I’m fortunate enough to still be doing that.” After skiing, she heads home to her rented cabin in the woods to keep in touch with corporate sponsors who periodically dispatch her to remote mountains around the world. She also pockets a paycheck by starring in Matchstick Productions’ extreme ski films, writing for Powder magazine and teaching ski clinics.

It’s a lifestyle that, despite its dangers, suits a trailblazing freeskier. “Every year, I love it more,” says Backstrom, whose 29-year-old brother, Arne, died last year in a skiing accident in Peru. “The coming winter presents a whole new set of challenges, opportunities and incredible fun.”

Big wave inspiration Within earshot of his Hawaiian home, surfer Laird Hamilton can hear the thunderous waves that he craves, the kind that make most surfers cower. In the 1990s, Hamilton and friends pioneered the sport of big wave surfing, towing each other with jet skis onto ocean swells—20 to 100 feet tall— that sweep them along at 30 to 50 mph. On Aug. 17, 2000, Hamilton etched his name in surfing lore when he rode one of Tahiti’s most powerful and treacherous waves. His historic ride was immortalized by a Surfer magazine cover photo, and in 2002 the magazine’s editor proclaimed Hamilton the world’s greatest big wave surfer.

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// Big wave surfer Laird Hamilton considers fear a friend rather than a foe because it helps him focus and return safely to his Hawaiian home.

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Relaxing on the beach after a day of surfing, Hamilton, 47, describes the peace he feels when he rides a perfect wave near his island home of Maui. “When you’re in that liquid energy, you’re part of it and observing it simultaneously,” says Hamilton, who began surfing at age 6 under the tutelage of his competitive surfer stepfather, Bill Hamilton. “At the apex, you’re in total harmony with it, in a place where time doesn’t start or stop.” Hamilton admits sensing fear at times. However, instead of fear becoming a paralyzing foe, it’s a friend that helps him focus, or is an intuitive force that sends him to the safety of shore and home to his wife and three daughters. Seeking new challenges, he designs surfing equipment, such as the foilboard, a short, elevated surfboard with an underwater wing, and standup paddle boards, on which riders stand and use a long paddle to navigate. “Standup paddle boards are as functional and fun as a bicycle on land and can be used on any water,” says Hamilton, who earns a living with his surfing innovations and through corporate sponsorships. Hamilton hopes his zest for big wave surfing inspires others to discover their own life’s passion. “Ask yourself what brings you calmness, what settles you and brings peace to your heart and life at the end of a day,” he says. “Put your energy toward that activity.” ★

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// Hamilton rides a foilboard, a short, elevated surfboard with an underwater wing.

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