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Woman picked as VWSD superintendent Baton Rouge resident tapped in 3-2 decision By Pamela Hitchins

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The new superintendent of the Vicksburg Warren School District said she was “very excited and honored” to be named by the Board of Trustees Tuesday evening to be the district’s first woman leader. “I’m just trying to get over the moment,” said Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford in a phone interview from her

Tonight: Lows in mid-70s. Thursday: Highs in the upper 90s.

Baton Rouge home about an hour after the board’s vote. “I don’t know if I’ll sleep tonight. It really is an honor and a Jerry privilege to Payne be selected, and humbling, too. I know they had four excellent candidates.” Trustees chose Swinford by a 3 to 2 vote, with District 1 representative Jerry Boland, Tommy Shelton from District 5 and Joe Loviza from District 4 in favor. Board president and District 2 member

Zelmarine Murphy and District 3 trustee Jim Stirgus Jr. voted for Jerry Payne, of Pine Grove, La. “We had a lot of quality candidates,” Shelton said following the vote, which took place after the board met in closed session for about an hour, a follow-up to a fourhour session Friday night when they could not reach a consensus. “That speaks to the reason it took so long to deliberate and reach a decision. I feel like Dr. Swinford would be the best person for the job at this time.” Board members got feed-

Colby Hopkins•The Vicksburg Post

Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford, the Vicksburg Warren School District’s new superintendent, speaks during interviews last week.

See VWSD, Page A11.

Congress OKs troop surge, sends bill to Obama


Mississippi River:

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DEATHS • Travis Maurice Bell Jr. • Malcolm K. Harmon • Margie Hearn Lunsford


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TODAY IN HISTORY 1540: King Henry VIII’s chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, is executed, the same day Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard. 1914: World War I begins as Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. 1960: Henry Cabot Lodge, Richard Nixon’s choice to be running mate, is nominated for vice president by the Republican national convention in Chicago. 1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson announces he is increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000 “almost immediately.” 2005: NASA says space shuttle Discovery has escaped any serious damage from the potentially deadly piece of foam that broke off from the fuel tank during liftoff and looked safe to fly home in a week. 2009: The Senate Judiciary Committee approves Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice, over nearly solid Republican opposition.

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WASHINGTON — Months behind schedule and stripped of money for domestic stimulus programs, legislation to • Attorney fund the general troop surge pursuing in Afghanistan was source of sent to war leak. President • Packed Barack bus Obama on bombed; Tuesday 25 killed. after disgruntled Democrats failed to block it. Democratic leaders had to rely on Republican support to pass the almost $59 billion measure to fund Obama’s additional 30,000 troops in Afghanistan and other programs. The final vote was 308-114. Twelve Republicans and 102 Democrats opposed it. Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi’s 2nd District was among the Democrats opposing the funding, while the state’s other three congressmen, Democrats Travis Childers and Gene Taylor and Republican Gregg Harper voted for it. Pentagon leaders have warned that money to fund the troops could run out as early as Aug. 7, prompting the House, which is leaving at the end of the week for its August recess, to accept the pared-down Senate version of the legislation. Last week the Senate rejected a larger, Housefavored bill that would have included billions of dollars

meredith spencer•The Vicksburg Post

A pigeon flies in the cooler air Tuesday afternoon as storm clouds roll over the Mississippi River. The National Weather Service was forecasting storms again

today and Friday, a cloudy Thursday and a hot and dry weekend.

Roberts sees ‘silver lining’ in 5-year depot push ‘It’s not going to be a stagnant museum. A museum needs to be a living thing; it has to have a heart.’

By Steve Sanoski Lamar Roberts likes to joke that his gray head of hair was still red when he started planning and raising funds for the Vicksburg Transportation Museum. While the start-stop progress has brought its share of frustrations, Roberts told the Vicksburg Kiwanis Club

Lamar Roberts

Tuesday there have been some silver linings in the museum’s five-year push to fruition.

“By dragging it out like this, it has been beneficial because the city has gotten much more involved in it

and we were able to get stimulus funds” to renovate the Levee Street Depot, Roberts said. When the museum is ready to receive its first visitors next fall, Roberts said the transportation artifacts, scale steamship models, aviation displays, scale railroad layouts and library See Roberts, Page A11.

See War, Page A11.

100 DAYS: Lives upside down after Gulf oil spill By The Associated Press GRAND ISLE, La. — A hundred days ago, shop owner Cherie Pete was getting ready for a busy summer serving ice cream and poboys to hungry fisherman. Local official Billy Nungesser was planning his wedding. Environmental activist Enid Sisskin was preparing a speech about the dangers of offshore drilling. Then the oil rig Deepwa-

Inside • BP ready to rebuild/A12 • Saints’ Payton hands out food/B1 ter Horizon exploded off the coast of Louisiana, and in an instant, life changed. Pete spends her days worrying that the fishing industry may never recover. Nungesser has put his wedding on hold while he sits in meet-

ings and argues with federal officials. And Sisskin continues to talk about the dangers of drilling — only now, people are listening. The 100 days since the April 20 explosion have been a gut-wrenching time for folks who work, play and live along the Gulf Coast. The Gulf is a sanctuary for some, an employer for others, and now, a tragedy. These are their stories.

• The restaurant owners A hundred days ago, business was booming at Barrios Seafood Restaurant in Golden Meadow, La., during Lent, when many of the Roman Catholics in south Louisiana forgo red meat. Customers were lined up for meals of crab, shrimp, fish and other seafood delivered from the Gulf. Alicia and Thomas Barrios believed their years of struggling were finally paying off.

“We were saying, ‘If business is this good now, just think what it will be like in the summer,”’ Alicia Barrios said. They began sprucing up the restaurant, even adding a patio with visions of customers lingering there this summer. Then the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and the oil began filling the Gulf. “I’d say about 50 percent of See Oil, Page A12.


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County stop leads to drug arrest

Four from Jackson arrested at casinos Four Jackson men were arrested on felony charges this week at two Vicksburg casinos. Damean Ellis, 23, 1225 Bailey Ave., and Latezz Hogan, 24, 1608 N. Blair St., were in the Issaquena County Jail awaiting their initial court appearance today on false pretense

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from staff reports charges, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Ellis and Hogan were arrested at 11:30 p.m. Monday at Horizon Casino, 1310 Mulberry St., Williams said. Both are accused of trying to cash checks from another person’s bank account, she said. In an unrelated case, Eric Dodd, 23, 2315 McFadden Drive, and Johnny Shoemate, 25, 140 Grover Cleveland Circle, were arrested at Ameristar Casino Tuesday night and charged with felony cheating, Warren County Jail records show. At 8:26 p.m., Dodd and Shoemate were taken from the casino at 4116 S. Washington St. by Mississippi Gaming Commission agents to the Warren County Jail. Shoemate and Dodd were being held on $5,000 bond each.

Bulletproof vest among missing items Lawn equipment and a bulletproof vest were among items missing in five burglar-

ies reported in Vicksburg, police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. • About $7 in change was reported stolen at 4:31 this morning at Ace Muffler Shop, 1300 Clay St. • An hour earlier, 12 gas cylinders valued at $45 each were reported stolen from a gated area at Zips, 887 U.S. 61 North. • At 5:49 p.m. Tuesday, a Snapper push lawn mower valued at $500 was reported stolen from a home in the 2500 block of Drummond Street. • At 6:56 a.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Fifth North Street, two auto burglaries were reported. A JVC stereo valued at $250 was reported missing from a Chevrolet Prizm, and a bulletproof vest, keys and a Garmin GPS valued at $550 were reported stolen from a 1996 Chevrolet Z-71. Williams said the auto burglaries could be related. Separately, in Warren County, a central air-conditioning unit valued at $1,100 was reported stolen from outside a home in the 100 block of Freedom Lane.

By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost. com A dozen benches and at least 200 cubic yards each of tree bark mulch and topsoil will accent and be the groundwork for eight different types of exotic shrubs to be planted during stimulus-funded landscaping at the Mississippi Welcome Center to start in September, according to specifications posted online Tuesday by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Six offers were taken by the agency to perform the work and came in under a $128,327.50 estimate: • Mayrant & Associates LLC, based in Grenada, at $74,534 • Southwest Design & Landscaping LLC, based in Summit, at $98,129.40 • J.M. Duncan Inc., based in Falkner, at $108,872.94 • Simmons Erosion Control, based in Lake, at $115,004.84 • Stewart Environmental Construction Inc., based in Tupelo, at $117,494 • Hemphill Construction Company, based in Vicksburg, at $118,234 Specifics also call for five additional crepe myrtle trees, two drake elm and a collection of nandina bushes and Indian hawthrorn shrubs. A contractor is expected to be named by Aug. 10. The task involves replanting many of the same types of plants already in the ground at the tourist information

Online center at Washington Street and Interstate 20. Contract specifics allow the contractor to perform work from Sept. 9 through March 31, 2011. MDOT officials have said the center’s parking lot and nearby elevated walkway to the river overlook should not be closed for the entire project, possibly reopening for a time just before Thanksgiving. More extensive landscaping and parking lot reconstruction at two other rest stops, along U.S. 78 in Itawamba County and Interstate 55 in Panola County, were also put out to bid Tuesday. The former is estimated at $213,589, with J.M. Duncan Inc.’s $210,229 offer the lone bid to come under the estimate. Four bids taken for the latter came in more than a $556,000 state estimate. Renovations at 11 of Mississippi’s 14 welcome center and rest areas have begun since mid-2009. Three along Interstates 55 and 59 expanded parking lots and are still closed to traffic until Labor Day at the earliest, MDOT officials have said. The agency lists $354.5 million in highway enhancements and other projects in Mississippi put under contract and funded last year by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

dui convictions from court reports

Four found guilty Four convictions of driving under the influence were reported in Warren County in the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Richard Wayne Boone, 37, 812 Adams St., was convicted of DUI first offense and fined $674.

• John Edward Gee, 57, 121 Grey Oaks Drive, was convicted of DUI second offense and fined $974. Convicted of DUI first offense in Warren County Justice Court: • Aburto Martinez, 27, who gave addresses of 338 Claremont Circle and 965 Riley Road, was fined $674.50. • Norh Taylor, 46, 1416 Green Hill Road, was fined $674.50.

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Anthony Terry stands in front of his new restaurant, Chef Anthony’s Down Home Cuisine, where he specializes in Southern cooking and has a daily lunch buffet. Chef Anthony’s, at 2420 Washington St., and is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The phone number is 601-883-1333.

A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail today, charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. William Slater, 32, 104 Brister Road, was arrested at 12:45 this morning when Warren County deputy Chris Satcher found about an ounce of the drug, divided into small packages, after a traffic stop near Culkin and Boy Scout roads, Sheriff Martin Pace said. Slater was a passenger in the stopped vehicle, a 1996 Jeep Cherokee, Pace said; the driver fled on foot. Slater was being held without bond pending an initial court appearance. Deputies were seeking the driver.

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Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Mitchell Dent, deputy police chief, speaker; Shoney’s. Vicksburg Toastmaster No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601-634-4596. Former Kuhn Memorial Employees — 6:30 p.m. Thursday; reunion planning; 923 Walnut St.; Eva Farrish Ford 601-638-3086 or Emma Harrell 601-529-6001. Vicksburg Packers — 6-8 p.m. Friday; Noo Noo concert, jump castles, raffles; free school supplies; tickets $5; City Park Pavilion; 601-6305361 or 601-831-1548. Gaskin and Prentiss Reunion — 7 p.m. Friday, Battlefield Inn’s Mississippi Room; Saturday: 11 a.m., picnic, 7:30 p.m., dance at KC, Fisher Ferry Road; 601-262-8200. Vicksburg Coin — 7 p.m. Thursday; Promise Health Care conference room; River Region West Campus. Port Gibson Class of 1995 — Reunion: 7-10 p.m. Friday, Riverwalk Casino,d; Saturday: 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., barbecue at Rocky Springs; 7:30 p.m.-midnight, Riverwalk Casino; Keydron Guinn, 337-654-9099. Eagle Lake Water District — 7:30 p.m. Friday; board meeting; Eagle Lake United Methodist Church. Warren County Habitat for Humanity — 10 a.m. Saturday; house dedication for Regina Shelton and family; 1005 Stadium Drive. Citywide Usher Ministry — 10 a.m. Saturday, meeting for members and Christian ush-

ers who want to join; 601-4150151; Calvary Baptist Church, 406 Klein St.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Kiddie City Child Care and Learning Center — Fall registration; 601-638-8109; 1783 Martin Luther King Blvd.. Free School Uniforms — For needy families, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; Sweet & Bo’s, 1508 Washington St. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight; Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-anon — ­ 8 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Avenue; 601-636-1134. Mississippi Faith Based Coalition — 7 p.m. Thursday; housing information rally; Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave.; 601-6363712. Poetry For the Soul — 8 p.m. Thursday; readings by James Porter and others; $5, admission at the door or inadvance 601-301-0513; Upper End, 1606 Washington St. Art of Wine Tasting — 8-10:30 p.m. Friday; presented by Tilford Winery; $5 entrance fee; Wingate by Wyndham Hotel, 115 Cypress Centre Blvd. First Friday Dance — 9 p.m.1 a.m. Friday; $5; The Hut. Levi’s — A gathering place, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, jam session; donations appreciated.

CHURCHES Gospel Temple M.B. — Vacation Bible school, 6 tonightFriday; 1612 Lane St. King of Kings Christian Center — Registration open for

Keeping it Real youth explosion, 6:30 p.m., Friday and 10 a.m., Saturday; activities and entertainment; 601-383-1492 or 601-661-6444; 4209 Mount Alban Road. Taking It Back Outreach Ministry — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; accepting donations; 1314 Fillmore St Family Life Cathedral — Youth Empowerment week, 6 tonight-Saturday; Saturday night red carpet praise party and fashion show; 2832 Ken Karyl Ave.; 601-868-1700, 601738-0982 or 601-618-4774. Mount Olive M.B. — Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1; 6:30 tonight and 10:30 a.m. Thursday-Friday, 210 Villa Nova Road. Clover Valley M.B. — Prayer for revival, 6:45 tonight-Friday; revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Revs. Phillip Burks, Gregory Butler, Dr. Leonard Walker, Kemp Burley Jr. and Dr. Casey Fisher; 601-636-6375 or 601638-2070; 7670 Mississippi 27. Mercy Seat Baptist — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Revs. Rudy Smith, Manney Murphy, Kemp Burley and Leonard Walker; 5 Dos Casas Lane. New Zion M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Henry J. Williams, pastor and speaker; 8188 Halls Ferry Road. Mount Alban — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Reginald Benard, evangelist; the Rev. Henry Taylor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road. Old Come and See M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Terry L. Moore, evangelist; the Rev. E.S. Cosey, pastor; Ingleside community. Evergreen M.B. — Revival 7:15 tonight-Friday; the Rev.

Willie J. White, pastor of St. James M.B. No. 1 and Mount Hebron M.B.; the Rev. Frank Gardner, pastor; Flowerree Road. St. Luke Church of God In Christ — 7:30 tonight-Friday; Elder Clyde Rudd, evangelist; 915 First East St. West Mount Olive M.B. — Revival, 7:30 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Henry Yearley, evangelist; the Rev. Elijah Brown, pastor; Mississippi 522 West, Lorman. Mount Ararat M.B. — Revival, 7:30 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Joe Mosley, speaker; 50 Culkin Road. Calvary Baptist — Pre-revival prayer service, 6 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Rudy L. Smith, pastor. Temple of Empowerment — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Revs. Reginald Anders, Greg Robertson, Michael Gibson and Jordan Grove; G. Tyrone, pastor; 707 Pierce St. Bovina Baptist — Chicken tender take-out dinners, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Noon2 p.m. Sunday; tickets $7, at Eyeline Optical, Helping Hand Pharmacy, church office or call 601-638-1994 or 601-638-14925; will deliver to local businesses purchasing five or more, day of meal 601636-0682; benefits Friendship Class projects; 5293 U.S. 80. Travelers Rest Baptist — Family Life seminar for parents and students, 6 p.m. Friday; distribution of school supplies; 601-636-3712; the Rev. Thomas Bernard, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave. Gibson Memorial U.M.C. — Church-wide yard sale, 7 a.m.noon Saturday; 335 Oak Ridge

Road. Kings Empowerment Center — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Youth Explosion; speakers, stepping, Christian rap, mime and praise dancing and more; free food and drink; 601-6344788; hosted by Triumphant, Greater Mount Zion, Mercy Seat and other community churches; . Pleasant Green Baptist — Business meeting, 1 p.m. Saturday; 817 Bowman St.

In Loving Memory Sunrise October 12, 1969 Sunset July 14, 2010 We the loving family of

Debra Willis Tucker would like to sincerely thank:

River Region Medical Center, Dillion/Chisley Funeral Home, CMMC Lab, Pastor Walter Edley, Gospel Temple M.B. Church family, Women’s Ministry, Griffith Florist, Uptown Florist, Helen’s Florist, Vicksburg Ambulance Service, City Wide Usher Ministry, Mrs. Peggy Pierce, Dee’s Flowers in Clinton, Cracker Barrel, Shoneys and American Legion. God bless each of you,

Love Robert, Ernestine, Stacey and family.

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Mississippi not in the running for federal education grants JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi is not in the running for a share of $3 billion in federal education reform grants, but Louisiana is. The “Race to the Top” competition rewards ambitious reforms aimed at improving struggling schools and clos-

ing the achievement gap. The other finalists named in the second round of the competition are: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio,

Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Carolina. Mississippi enacted a charter school law this year that some officials had hoped would give the state an edge in the grant competition.

‘Back to life’

Donated Katrina sculptures on display MOSS POINT (AP) — Four wooden sculptures, carved by artist Marlin Miller from trees knocked down by Hurricane Katrina, have been donated to the state of Mississippi and are now on display at the Jackson County Welcome Center along Interstate 10 in Moss Point. Miller, who lives in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., has carved many sculptures of area wildlife that are placed along U.S. 90 throughout Mississippi coast. He said that after the giant oak trees fell in the storm, Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway had the idea that the trees could be salvaged as sculptures. “So I came in around 2007 and did a couple, and people were so great about it and so excited that I just kept going back,” Miller said. “Now, about two years later, there are about 50 sculptures through there. It was a way to bring them back to life and save them from the landfills.” Miller said his previous experience with projects in the area, along with his desire to help the area in the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill, is what led to the placing of the sculptures in the welcome center. “Somewhere the idea came up that we could put sculptures in that welcome center. Thousands of people come through there every day, and most don’t even stop for gas to see what Mississippi has to offer. “So maybe putting those small sculptures in there will work as a way to get them directed off the interstate and down onto Highway 90 to see what the coast has to offer. It might make it easier for them to route people down off the interstate and onto Highway 90, where they can see all the casinos, the fishing industry, the businesses and the


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A 7-foot-tall eagle, sculpted by Marlin Miller, that will be on display at the Jackson County Welcome Center on Interstate 10, westbound, near Moss Point. beaches,” he said. One of the sculptures at the welcome center is a 500pound, 7-foot-tall eagle with its wings pulled back above its head, but it does not compare to the 17-foot-tall eagle Miller carved and placed in War Memorial Park in Pass Christian. It’s the world’s largest eagle sculpture. “The eagle in the welcome

center comes from a giant oak tree that was part of the trees cut down on the coast from when I made those first sculptures, so he’s actually made from those trees on the coast. “And I think he’ll serve as a great appeal to route people down if you say, ‘Hey, there’s an eagle down there that’s 10 times the size of this one,”’ he said.

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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 Charlie Mitchell, executive editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 132 | Letters to the editor: or The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box, 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

JACK VIX SAYS: Congratulations to the first woman VWSD Superintendent.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Mrs. Israel Lowenthal and son leave for Waukesha, Wis.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 The local bar endorses Hon. H.C. McCabe for the bench. • Constable Charles Stites is back from Hot Springs.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 The supervisors are thinking of making additions to the courthouse. • Steps are taken for the building of a viaduct over the Q&C tracks on Cherry Street at a cost of $22,000.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Dr. Kate Ely returns from Chicago where she attended a convention of osteopaths.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 L.A. Wilson of Richton, advance agent for the Know Mississippi Better Train, is in the city visiting Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wilson. • James Morrison, aged night watchman on the quarterboat, drowns.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Mrs. E.L. Reddoch is installed as president of the American Legion Auxiliary.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 W. Magruder Drake, former resident, is named president of historic Jefferson Military College at Washington. • Jack Vix says: “Norton Thayer was one of the most colorful figures in the Vicksburg scene. Vicksburg’s Abe Lincoln was known all over America.”

50 YEARS AGO: 1960


James P. Conway is installed as commander of Allein Post No. 3 of the American Legion.


40 YEARS AGO: 1970 The United Givers Fund holds a kickoff dinner for the Advance Gifts Division. • Mercy Hospital announces the opening of a new progressive care unit scheduled for Oct. 1.

Presidents are supposed to provide plans There’s no shortage of specific suggestions about how to address illegal immigration in the United States — except from the one person in the best position to articulate a comprehensive plan. As much as President Barack Obama talks about the topic, that, to be frank, is all he does. For instance, Obama said all the right things during an address at American University in Washington, D.C. He emphasized our nation’s proud immigrant tradition, and didn’t sidestep the racism and ethnocentrism that have plagued the immigration debate since German immigrants first arrived in the mid-1770s and were greeted with suspicion and hostility by the English settlers who were already here. But, at the end of the soaring rhetoric, as is often the case with an Obama speech, there was no call to action. And that’s unfortunate because, on this issue more than most, bold and decisive action is exactly what America needs. This is an issue that people care deeply about, and one about

which this editorial page has written for many years. Everywhere, people listen intently as the president astutely diagnoses the problem again and again. The system is broken. Check. Too many people find it difficult to migrate to the United States legally, and too many people still come illegally. Check. Those who come illegally lower wages for U.S. workers since employers exploit them. Check. We need a comprehensive approach that combines enforcement with earned legal status. Check. The best part of the American University speech was when Obama staked out the middle ground in a debate that doesn’t leave much of that to claim. He is correct that those on the left who want a blanket, conditionfree amnesty and open borders are wrong — just as he is correct that those on the right who think enforcement measures alone can solve this problem and we can deport 12 million people are also wrong.. But where the president fell woefully short was in not seizing

the opportunity to fix the problem. He understands the ailment, but where was his prescription? He could have announced that the White House was making immigration reform a top priority, and that his administration would be dispatching Cabinet members — the secretaries of Labor, Commerce and Homeland Security along with the attorney general — to go to Capitol Hill twice a week for the next six months and hammer out a bill. He could have set a timeline or specified essential elements that any piece of legislation would need to have in order to win White House approval. He could made clear what more his administration was prepared to do by way of securing the border to lay the groundwork for an honest discussion of immigration reform. He did none of that. So, of course, after the speech, Obama’s supporters in the immigration reform community were left feeling unfulfilled and disappointed. Join the club.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Yvonne Crimm, daughter of Mrs. Carolyn Crimm of Vicksburg, is selected a state finalist in the 1980 Miss United Teen-Ager pageant. • Ed Lawler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lawler of Vicksburg, serves as summer intern in the Washington office of Rep. Jon Hinson. • Brady M. Morris Jr. of Vicksburg Elks Lodge No. 95 is a national winner in the ritual contest held in New Orleans.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Edwin and Pam Sanders lose their year-old home in a fire. • The Very Rev. Nicholas Saikley retires as priest of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. • Roger P. Chatham Jr., 73, dies of a heart attack while traveling on U.S. 61 South. • George C. Schaff dies.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Brandis Griffith is accepted to Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. • Connection of new electrical service closes part of the USS Cairo Museum.

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Sherrod’s back story makes her message even stronger WASHINGTON — Cheers to Andrew Breitbart! His lies and distortions may have created a tiny space for rational discourse on the subject of race. OK. Perhaps that’s too optimistic. But this much is certainly true: Because of a wickedly edited bit of video that blogger Breitbart disseminated, a civil servant’s powerful story of overcoming her own racial bitterness will get a much wider hearing than it would have otherwise. Shirley Sherrod’s speech about racial reconciliation would never have attracted national attention were it not for the malicious manipulations of Breitbart and the rest of the right-wing echo chamber. You know the story by now: Breitbart, who swiftboated Acorn, uploaded a bit of video that purported to show Sherrod, who is black, bragging in a speech about her mistreatment of a white farmer. Too busy or too bullied by Breitbart to check the facts, her boss, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, demanded that she resign. She did, even while protesting the unfairness. Now we know the rest of the



Because of a wickedly edited bit of video that blogger Breitbart disseminated, a civil servant’s powerful story of overcoming her own racial bitterness will get a much wider hearing than it would have otherwise.

story: Breitbart’s video stood the truth on its head. Speaking to a Georgia NAACP chapter in March, Sherrod revealed a bit about her journey toward racial transcendence, a transformative tale about overcoming injustice and the bitterness it so often brings. Employed until recently by the nonprofit Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, Sherrod related an experience she’d had while working with the agency nearly 25 years ago. Back then, she’d initially hesitated to help a white farmer threatened with bankruptcy. Ultimately, however, she gave him such dedicated assistance that the now-elderly farmer, Roger Spooner, credits her

with saving his land. “God helped me to see that it’s not just about black people, it’s about poor people. I’ve come a long way,” she told her Douglas, Ga., audience. It’s an inspiring tale of the sort Americans love to hear, a Hallmark narrative that begs for a memoir and a movie-of-the-week. But a serious conversation about race would demand attention to Sherrod’s back story — the challenging circumstances that led to her initial antagonism toward whites. Some pundits have called her NAACP speech “Obama-esque” because of its emphasis on racial reconciliation and its tough-minded message of self-help to young black listeners in the room. But as

Sherrod has said, her childhood was marked by a harsh and violent racism from which a younger Obama, reared outside the continental United States, was protected. She knew a rank bigotry he has never known. Her father, a farmer and community activist, was murdered in 1965 — shot in the back — reportedly by a white farmer who was never brought to justice. Later, white men burned a cross on her family’s lawn. Defiantly, Sherrod joined the civil rights movement and later — with her husband, Charles, and other black families — started an agricultural collective. But those efforts, too, were hampered by systemic racism. When their 600 acres were damaged by drought in the 1970s, they sought an emergency loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to archives collected by the Middle Georgia Oral History Project. Like many other black farmers, they were denied the assistance routinely granted to whites, and they lost the land. The USDA’s discrimination against black farmers continued through the 1990s, when a black

farmer sparked a series of legal challenges, most eventually settled in favor of the plaintiffs (the Sherrods were among them). In a press conference apologizing to Sherrod, Vilsack referred to his agency’s “sordid” history of racial discrimination. That little-noticed chapter in rural history helps explain the economic disparities that continue to haunt black Southerners, whose loss of agricultural holdings was a setback not only to them but also to subsequent generations. Many black farmers are still waiting for Congress to appropriate funds to pay their claims. Such experiences have left some of Sherrod’s black contemporaries bitter toward whites. She, however, overcame her prejudices — “I knew I couldn’t live with hate,” she said. She’s a remarkable woman, and Breitbart unintentionally did us all a favor by bringing her to our attention. Her tale really is a teaching moment. •

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MDOT chief to go to court for public intoxication BILOXI— State transportation official Butch Brown is set for a municipal court appearance in Biloxi Sept. 13 to face a charge of public intoxication. A separate charge of disorderly Butch conduct was Brown dropped at the request of officials with the Beau Rivage Casino. The 67-year-old Brown, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, was arrested early Friday morning at the casino. Biloxi police records say Brown was “intoxicated and unconscious” at a slot machine. Casino security placed Brown under citizen’s arrest until police arrived. Brown was booked into the Harrison County jail, where he later posted a $480 bond. Brown has said the incident was a misunderstanding and he was neither drunk nor disorderly.

Two sought in robbery of Newton post office NEWTON — Two people entered the Newton Post Office Monday with a handgun and robbed the clerk of an undetermined amount of


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS cash, authorities said. Mayor David Carr said no one was injured. Investigators with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service are in charge of the probe. Investigators have not released any information about the robbery.

Murder trial continued in Oktibbeha County STARKVILLE — The trial of an Oktibbeha County woman charged with murder has been continued because a witness was unavailable. Leslie Sharp was charged with murder for the shooting death of 20-year-old Christopher Cole of Mathiston in November 2008 on a rural road in northeastern Oktibbeha County. The new trial date is Nov. 1 in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

Man gets jail time for Katrina fraud GULFPORT — U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden has sent a 25-year-old man to prison for a year in a Hurricane Katrina fraud case that resulted in his parents’ convictions and his wife’s indictment. Joshua C. Allen was sen-


tenced Tuesday. Once his time is served, Allen will be on probation three years for making false statements to get money from FEMA and the American Red Cross. He must repay $2,000 to Federal Emergency Management Agency and $965 to the Red Cross. Allen has been in custody since June when his bond was revoked because he tested positive for cocaine and traveled outside the court’s district without permission.

3 face charges in voter fraud case CANTON — Three people are facing felony voter fraud charges in Madison County in Canton’s disputed municipal elections last year. District Attorney Michael Guest said the individuals, whose names have not been released, were indicted by a grand jury, and more indictments are likely on the way in coming months. Ray Rosamond, an ex-alderman who lost the Democratic Ward 1 runoff election to Rodriquez Brown, has said the municipal elections - especially his race - were rife with fraud. He sees the indictments as a step toward long-awaited justice. Guest said all three

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Stolen goods, cash found in Carroll County CARROLLTON — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department has confiscated more than $120,000 in cash and about $50,000 in stolen goods after arresting three men in the theft of more than $100,000 in property. Sam Smith; his son, Prentiss Smith; and his grandson, Prentiss Cornelius Smith, are accused in the theft of property from a Carroll County home earlier this month. The property included several four-wheelers; a trailer; a large utility vehicle; a Kawasaki Mule; a generator; and other items.

Fewer La. schools rated academically unacceptable BATON ROUGE AP) — The list of public schools deemed failing in Louisiana’s accountability system shrank by four this year, according to data released Tuesday by the state Department of Education. The information showed 12 schools improved enough to drop the “academically unacceptable” label in the justended 2009-10 school year, while eight schools moved into failing status and picked up the label. “Over the last several years, the number of schools that failed to meet the minimum standard has declined significantly, indicating that local districts and schools are adopting and effectively implementing school turnaround strategies,” Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek said in a statement. Of more than 1,300 public

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California fires burn 30-plus homes, threaten 150 Texas, feds wait turns TEHACHAPI, Calif. — Two wildfires that erupted and spread quickly near the Mojave Desert have destroyed dozens of homes and forced evacuations in remote areas of California as hundreds of firefighters work to contain the flames. The most destructive of the fires was burning about 10 miles southeast of Tehachapi, which is about 75 miles north of Los Angeles. More than 30 homes were lost in the small hill community of Old West Ranch and another 150 structures were threatened, firefighters said Tuesday. Kern County Fire Department Engineer Anthony Romero said the fire erupted at about 3 p.m. in the area some 70 miles north of Los Angeles. It has grown to 1,230 acres, or nearly 2 square miles, according to the fire department. “The wind has been a big factor,” Romero said. “It’s changing on us a lot.” Homes in the eastern foothills of the Tehachapi Mountains were smoldering early today, with one structure appearing to have collapsed in on itself. A singed, wooden banister was the only piece of the home left standing. About 250 firefighters from several different agencies were on the scene, along with water-dropping aircraft. Battalion Chief David Goodell said the fire was about 25 percent contained.

FBI scrutinized over test cheating WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is investigating whether hundreds of FBI agents cheated on a test of new rules allowing the bureau to conduct surveillance and open cases without evidence that a crime has been committed. In some instances, agents took the open-book test


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in polygamist cases SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah Supreme Court decision that overturns polygamous church leader Warren Jeffs’ 2007 criminal conviction won’t automatically make him a free man. Even if Utah doesn’t retry him, Texas and federal prosecutors are waiting to move forward with their own cases. Justices on Tuesday unanimously said Jeffs should get a new trial because state attorneys overreached in their argument that performing the marriage of a 14-year-old girl to her 19-year-old cousin amounted to facilitating rape. Utah officials now have two weeks to seek a rehearing before the state’s high court and then a month to decide if they’ll retry the 54-yearold head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on charges of first-degree felony rape as an accomplice. Authorities in Texas are trying to get him sent there to face charges in his own marriages to underage sect girls

in 2005. A federal indictment stemming from Jeffs’ stint as a fugitive on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list is also Warren pending. Jeffs “He would not go free,” said Melodie Rydalch, spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Utah. Any federal prosecution would likely come after cases in Utah and Texas are resolved, Rydalch said, but in the hours after the ruling, it was unclear just how the states would proceed. “We’re going to take a look at this case anew and do a legal analysis of the ruling,” Deputy Washington County Attorney Brian Filter said. “We’re going to talk to the victim and to law enforcement. What we’ve done from the beginning is tried to seek justice in the case, and that’s what we’re going to continue to do,” he said.


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is on the deed affect us? — Suzanne, via e-mail A: Seek counsel to be certain you are on solid ground. Since the mortgages are only in your mother-in-law’s name, you are correct in your observation that you have no responsibility. Clearly, you are underwater by at least $5,000 and probably a good deal more when you add selling expenses. You indicate that your payment is $700. Where are you and your husband going to live for that relatively modest sum? Perhaps you could find a place in your area but that is something to be considered. The first thing I would do is contact the mortgage company. Explain the circumstances that the mortgage is against the home that is underwater and that the individual whose name is on it is now in a nursing home and has no income other than Social Security, which they cannot attach. It may very well be that they would be willing to negotiate some kind of a deal. I would by all means pursue that. •

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid unveiled a draft of energy and oil spill legislation Tuesday, having to settle for a far less sweeping bill than the cap on carbon emissions he had hoped for. Reid, D-Nev., was forced last week to give up the cap on carbon, which is blamed for global warming, when it became clear he didn’t have the votes to pass it. The new bill would require oil companies to pay higher fees into the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund and would eliminate the $75 million cap on economic liability from an oil spill. It calls for spending $5 billion for the Home Star program, which would provide rebates to consumers to encourage energy efficiency

upgrades. It also would f u l ly f u n d the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The American PetroSen. Harry leum Institute Reid assailed the elimination of the cap on economic liability. The group’s president and CEO, Jack Gerard, said that requiring “an unattainable level of insurance coverage” would force American companies out of U.S. waters. Even those companies that self-insure, he said, “would see costs skyrocket, driving investments out of the United States.”

CANTON — The state auditor’s office says the Nissan plant in Mississippi has met the employment goals it needed to keep its state incentives. Under an agreement with the state, the auto manufacturer was supposed to have at least 3,000 people employed in the Canton plant by Dec. 31, 2007, and Dec. 31, 2008. The auditor’s office said today that it verified the plant had 5,502 employees for 2007 and 3,371 for 2008. Officials say the figures were checked using information provided by Nissan, the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi State Tax Commission, now known as the Department of Revenue. Mississippi provided about $300 million in incentives to lure Nissan in 2000. The plant opened in 2003.

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CEO Topazi leaving Mississippi Power GULFPORT — Mississippi Power president and CEO Anthony Topazi has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Southern Company. It’s one of several new executive appointments in a management transition plan at Southern Company. Topazi will have responsibility for Southern Company Generation, Southern Power and Southern Company Transmission. Edward Day VI will succeed Topazi as president and CEO of Mississippi Power, which provides retail electric service to about 200,000 customers in southeast Mississippi. Southern Company CEO David M. Ratcliffe, who has run the Southern Company as chairman, president, and CEO since 2004, and has worked there since 1971, will retire Dec. 1. The company said on Tuesday that Thomas A. Fanning will be the company’s new CEO.

Northrop delivers destroyer to Navy PASCAGOULA — Northrop Grumman has completed the sale and delivery of the guided missile destroyer Gravely to the Navy. The Gravely is the 27th Aegis guided missile destroyer built for the Navy. The destroyer is 510 feet long and weighs 9,500 tons and has four gas-turbine propulsion plants that can power the ship to speeds above 30 knots. The Gravely will be commissioned Nov. 20 in Wilmington, N.C. It is named for the late Vice Adm. Samuel L. Gravely Jr. Born in Richmond, Va., Gravely attended Virginia Union University and enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1942. In 1944, he was commissioned as an officer. His 38-year career saw many

Oil dips to near $77 after U.S. supply jump Oil prices dipped to near $77 a barrel today after a report showed U.S. crude supplies unexpectedly rose last week, suggesting demand remains weak. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for September delivery was down 27 cents to $77.23 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Crude inventories jumped 3.1 million barrels last week, the American Petroleum Institute said late Tuesday.

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Pakistan airplane crash kills all 152 aboard ISLAMABAD (AP) — A passenger jet crashed into the hills overlooking Pakistan’s capital amid poor weather today, killing all 152 people on board and blazing a path of devastation strewn with body parts and twisted metal wreckage. It was the worst plane crash ever in Pakistan, and rescue workers battled fires and muddy conditions as they searched in vain to find survivors on the densely wooded hillside where the flight went down. “The situation at the site of the crash is heartbreaking,” said Imtiaz Elahi, chairman

of the Capital Development Authority, which deals with emergencies and reports to the Interior Ministry. “It is a great tragedy, and I confirm it with pain that there are no survivors.” The dead included two U.S. citizens, said the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad without providing further details. The crash left twisted metal wreckage hanging from trees and scattered across the ground on a bed of broken branches. Clouds of dense gray smoke rose up from the burning wreckage as a helicopter hovered above. “I’m seeing only body parts,”

Dawar Adnan, a rescue worker with the Pakistan Red Crescent, said by telephone from the crash site. “This is a very horrible scene. We have scanned almost all the area, but there is no chance of any survivors.” The cause of the crash was not immediately clear, but Defense Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar said the government does not suspect terrorism. The plane left the southern city of Karachi at 7:45 a.m. for a two-hour Airblue flight to Islamabad and was trying to land during cloudy and rainy weather, said Pervez George,

a civil aviation official. Airblue is a private service based in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, and today’s flight was believed to be carrying mostly Pakistanis. Rescue workers scouring the heavily forested hills recovered nearly 80 bodies from the wreckage, said Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority in a statement. The flight was carrying 146 passengers and six crew members, said George. The aircraft was an Airbus A321, and the flight number was ED202, he said.

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Al-Qaida slams France on push to ban veils CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida’s No. 2 has slammed France’s push to ban the Islamic fullface veil and urged Muslim women to be “holy warriors” in the defense of their headdress against the “secular Western crusade” in a new audio message released today on militant websites. In the 47-minute recording, Ayman al-Zawahri said the drive by France and other European nations to ban the veil amounted to discrimination against Muslim women. “Every single woman who defends her veil is a holy warrior ... in the face of the secular Western crusade,” he said. “France, with all its power and clout, can’t touch the head-cover of a nun, but it can assault any face-veiled woman.” Al-Zawahri also urged Muslims in Europe to support their women in resisting the Western ban on the veil. “We must call upon our girls, our sisters and our mothers to put on the veil. We must support them and defend them.” France, Belgium and Spain

are debating legislation that would ban the veil. Other nations in Europe, too, have struggled to balance national identities with growing Muslim populations with cultural practices that clash with their own. Al-Qaida’s deputy leader also eulogized the network’s No. 3 official, Mustafa al-Yazid, who was killed along with his family in a U.S. strike in Pakistan in May. Al-Yazid’s killing was among the hardest blows to al-Qaida since the U.S. campaign against it began. He was the group’s prime conduit to Osama bin Laden and played a key role in the day-to-day running of the organization, with a hand in everything from finances to operational planning, as U.S. officials said after his death. Al-Zawahri praised what he called al-Yazid’s achievements in Afghanistan and claimed that although killed al-Qaida militants in Iraq outnumber U.S. soldiers 100-to-1, it is the U.S. that is withdrawing its troops from Iraq.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An explosion damaged a Japanese oil tanker as it exited the Persian Gulf today. Though the cause of the blast was not immediately known, the ship’s owner said the vessel might have been attacked. If an attack, it would be a rare assault on a tanker in the Gulf or at the Strait of Hormuz, a transit point for about 40 percent of oil shipped by tankers worldwide. Al-Qaida has in the past carried out attacks on oil infrastructure on land in nearby Saudi Arabia, as well as a 2002 suicide bombing against a French oil tanker off the coast of Yemen.

Copter crash, bombs kill 11 people in Iraq BAGHDAD — A sandstorm downed an Iraqi military helicopter today, killing its five-man crew, while midmorning Baghdad bombings claimed the lives of six people, officials said. Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mohammed al-Askari said the helicop-


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Spanish region says adios to bullfighting BARCELONA, Spain — Lawmakers in Catalonia outlawed bullfighting today, making it Spain’s first major region to ban the deadly, centuries-old ballet between matador and beast after heated debate that pitted animal rights against a pillar of traditional culture. Cheers broke out in the local 135-seat legislature after the speaker announced the ban had passed 68-to-55

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VWSD Continued from Page A1. back from groups with whom each candidate met last week, including teachers, administrators and business leaders, Shelton said. “Many of them said they really liked her,” he said. Murphy and Stirgus both said they favored Payne because of his classroom experience, believing he was the best candidate to improve student test scores in the district, which was rated “at risk of failure” after last year’s exams. Swinford’s salary has not been set, Murphy said, but will be negotiated by board attorney, state Sen. Briggs Hopson, who is expected to talk with Swinford today. The board set a range of $110,000 to $140,000 when they began the search process to replace Dr. James Price, who retired June 30. Swinford will oversee an annual budget of about $80 million and a district that includes 15 schools and about 9,000 students and 1,300 employees. Swinford, currently the associate superintendent for human resources for the East Baton Rouge Parish

PRECISION FORECAST School System, said she does not yet have a firm date to be on the job. “I will give notice to my current district and make sure things I need to do here are in order,” she said. “I can’t say two weeks for sure. It may be a little more.” She did not rule out the possibility of coming to Vicksburg to be present for the first day or two of school, which begins Aug. 5, then returning to finish her duties in East Baton Rouge. Once officially on the job, learning about the district will be her top priority during the first 90 days, Swinford said. “I plan to spend a lot of time in the schools, learning about them, about the school environment, what the needs are, what the perceptions of the community are,” she said. “I will be conducting some community forums and finding out as much as I can before making any decisions that will impact the district.” Results of state-mandated tests taken in the spring — the MCT2 for elementary students and Subject Area Tests for secondary — are expected to be released by

the state Department of Education within the next month, one of Swinford’s first measures of where the district, the schools and the students stand academically. “I’ll study what they say as well as what they don’t say,” she said of the scores. Swinford looks forward to working with trustees, saying VWSD has a “wonderful, progressive, collegial” board. “I don’t expect every decision to be unanimous, but I could tell in my time there that each and every one of them has a true heart for education and a lot of knowledge, and they clearly want the best for the district.” She also said she loves Vicksburg, its mix of city and rural qualities and its diversity. “It’s a well-balanced school district with a lot of challenge.” Swinford, 48, was raised in Puerto Rico, and is bilingual in Spanish and English. The daughter of a Navy chaplain, she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1986 and moved from the island to Florida in 1988 to improve her children’s educational

opportunities, she said. From 1988 to 2001, she was a teacher, dean of students, assistant principal and principal at schools in Florida and California, earning a master’s degree in educational leadership along the way. She was director for certified personnel in Caddo Parish Schools from 2001 to 2003 before signing on with East Baton Rouge Parish. She earned a doctor of education degree in organizational leadership in 2007 with a 4.0 grade-point average. She has been a speaker at national education conferences and has published material in the Best Practices Journal for the American Association for School Personnel Administrators, an organization for which she has co-chaired the Professional Development Committee. She and her husband, Darren, have four grown children and two grandchildren, ages 8 and 9, with another grandchild due in November. Swinford, Payne and two other candidates were recommended by professional search firm McPherson

and Jacobson, hired by the board in April. The district paid $16,500 for the firm’s services. Both Swinford and Payne had been candidates for superintendent of Pointe Coupee Parish, La., a year ago, and Swinford was also a candidate for superintendent in Yakima, Wash., and in East Baton Rouge Parish in 2009. In addition to being the first woman head of the district, she is the second hired from out of state. The district was formed in 1987 from consolidating Vicksburg and Warren County school districts. Ed Gilley of Tennessee served as the first superintendent, followed by Charles Craft, Robert Pickett, Donald Oakes and Price, all promoted from within the district. Oakes was brought back by trustees July 1 to serve as interim superintendent until the position was filled. He said his role during the transition “will depend on Dr. Swinford and the board. I’ll do whatever they want me to do,” he said. “I’ll be glad to help her in any way I can.”

new.” Renovations on the 103-year-old, city-owned depot at City Front are to begin by Sept. 1. While the contractor — Kenneth R. Thompson Jr. Builder Inc. of Greenwood — has 10 months to complete the job, Roberts said he’s been told it could be complete in six months. The project is being paid for with $1.9 million in federal stimulus funds requiring no local match. The Vicksburg Main Street Program and Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau are to share office spaces on the second floor of the threestory depot. The tourism pro-

motion groups will be able to move into the depot about six months before the museum, which will occupy the ground floor. A library and research center affiliated with the museum will also be located on the second floor. “We’re hoping to expand into the third floor, too,” Roberts said. “We’ll have items and displays that we won’t be able to put in the museum initially because there won’t be enough space for it all.” Less than a block away from the depot, the drydocked MV Mississippi IV is to be transformed into a $16 million interpretive center and museum by the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers. It’s also expected to open in the fall of 2011. Roberts said the two new museums, along with the City Front Murals, Splash Fountain and Art Park at Catfish Row, should increase visitor traffic throughout downtown. “If someone comes to our museum, they cannot go through it in less than a few hours. And then if they go to the Corps museum, they’re going to have to eat downtown because it will take them another couple hours to go through it,” he explained. “We’re hoping it’s going to help everyone downtown, and we think it will be

a boost to Vicksburg.” Admission to the new transportation museum will be around $5.50 for adults and $3.25 for children, Roberts said, similar to current charges at the Battlefield Museum. Discounts for groups and families will also be available. Though the depot renovations are fully funded, funding for some displays is still to be sought, Roberts added. “We’re going to be knocking on some doors asking for money,” he said. “The depot is going to look nice, and we need to have nice looking displays, too.”

mittee Chairman David Obey, D-Wis., said he was torn between his obligation to bring the bill to the floor and his “profound skepticism” that the money would lead to a successful conclusion of the war in Afghanistan. Even if there were greater confidence in the Afghan government, he said, “it

would likely take so long it will obliterate our ability to make the kinds of long-term investments in our own country that are so desperately needed.” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., cited recently released classified documents he said revealed some of the corruption and incom-

petence of the Afghanistan government. “We’re told we can’t extend unemployment or pay to keep cops on the beat or teachers in the classroom, but we’re asked to borrow another $33 billion for nationbuilding in Afghanistan,” he said. “I think we need to do more nation-building here at

home.” Obama urged passage of the war-funding bill, saying in a Rose Garden statement that it was needed “to ensure that our troops have the resources they need and that we’re able to do what’s necessary for our national security.”

by her son, Guy Lunsford; father, James Otto Hearn Sr.; mother, Beulah B. Hearn; and sisters, Florence Harwood and Betty York. Survivors include her husband, W.F. Lunsford of Flora; daughter, Kay Eldridge (Harris) of Flora; sons, Bill Lunsford (Lynn) of Clinton and Al Lunsford (Debbie) of Flora; grandchildren, Bill Lunsford Jr. (Holly) of Canton, Christopher Lunsford (Weatherby)

of Clinton, A.J. Lunsford of Flora and Mallory Adcox (Jacob) of Morton; great-grandchild, Addison Lunsford of Clinton; brother, James Otto Hearn Jr. (Alice) of Vicksburg; and numerous nieces and nephews and friends. Special appreciation goes to her niece, Vicki Hillman. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Peace St., Canton, MS 39046.


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War Continued from Page A1. to help keep teachers on the job, provide aid for college students and enhance border security. With the new war spending, the total amount of money that Congress has allotted for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan surpasses $1 trillion. House Appropriations Com-

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Travis Maurice Bell Jr. Graveside services for Travis Maurice Bell Jr., the infant son of Travis Maurice Bell Sr. and Laycee Reed of Vicksburg, were this morning. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home directed. Travis died Saturday, July 24, 2010. He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Dennis Reed. In addition to his parents, Travis is survived by grandparents, Mack and Teresa Bell and Anthony Brown and LaTanya Reed, all of Vicksburg; great-grandparents, Dorothy Bell, Claudette Haggard, Irene Brown and Brenda Brown, all of Vicksburg; and great-greatgrandparents Gladys Reed and Mattie L. Brown, both of Vicksburg.

Malcolm K. Harmon PEARCY, Ark. — Malcolm K. Harmon, age 70, formerly of Vicksburg, died Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Mr. Harmon was born on Sept. 14, 1939, in Yazoo County, Miss., to John Leonard Harmon and Inez Potter Harmon. He was a Baptist in faith, and was employed





Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms; lows in the mid-70s; highs in the upper 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 Friday-saturday Isolated showers and thunderstorms; highs in the upper 90s; lows in the mid-70s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; lows in the mid-70s Friday-Sunday Isolated showers and thunderstorms; lows in teh mid70s; highs around 100

Roberts Continued from Page A1. will prove to have been well worth the wait. He anticipates the museum will bring in a minimum of 50,000 visitors a year. “We feel like we’re going to have a topnotch museum. It’s going to be something Vicksburg will be proud of,” said Roberts, also the owner, curator and operator of the Battlefield Museum on North Frontage Road since 1993. “It’s not going to be a stagnant museum. A museum needs to be a living thing; it has to have a heart. We want to keep it fresh, rotate displays and make it so if you visit it twice in a six month span you’ll see something


as a welder for Vicksburg Chemical Company until retirement. He is preceded in death by his Malcolm K. parents and Harmon one sister-inlaw, Louise Harmon. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dot Harmon of Pearcy; his daughter and son-in-law, Tamara and Dusty Wilson of Pearcy; two grandchildren, Jeremiah Wilson and Tabatha Wilson, both of Pearcy; and one brother, Doug Harmon of Vicksburg. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Hot Springs, with the Rev. Lynn Baxter officiating. Interment, under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Center Fork Baptist Church Worship Fund for the Music Department, 1101 S. Moore Road, Hot Springs, AR 71913-8566. A guest registry is at www.

Thursday, July 29, 2010, at the Chapel of Wright & Ferguson, Highland Colony. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight and at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Flora Cemetery. Mrs. Lunsford was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Canton. She was a loving, kind, compassionate person to everyone she met or knew. She was preceded in death


Mrs. Carla Nadler Simpson

Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010 St. John Catholic Church Plaquemine, Louisiana Interment Grace Cemetery Plaquemine, Louisiana Memorials Palmer Home for Children P. O. Box 746 Columbus, Mississippi 39703

Mrs. Irene B. Martin

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Margie Hearn Lunsford FLORA — Margie Hearn Lunsford, 82, died Monday, July 26, 2010, at Trinity Mission in Clinton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.

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Mrs. Rose Marie Mahalitc Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church Anguilla, Mississippi Interment Mound Cemetery 601-636-1414 45 Highway 80


Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 91º Low/past 24 hours............... 74º Average temperature......... 83º Normal this date................... 82º Record low..............66º in 1944 Record high......... 101º in 1930 & 2008 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.18 inch This month..............4.56 inches Total/year.............. 24.47 inches Normal/month......3.12 inches Normal/year........ 33.11 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 8:04 A.M. Most active................. 1:54 P.M. Active............................. 8:24 P.M. Most active.................. 2:14 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:03 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:03 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:15

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 29.0 | Change: 0.0 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 14.2 | Change: 0.8 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 12.1 | Change: 0.2 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 13.2 | Change: 0.5 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 5.6 | Change: 1.6 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.1 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 28 feet


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Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2010 The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery Visitation Noon Wednesday until the hour of service at the church

Mrs. Isabelle G. Allen

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Oil Continued from Page A1. our business was tourist, and they stopped coming immediately,” Alicia said. “Seafood got hard to get, the price went up and people are worried about eating it.” These days, Thomas Barrios is working in the Vessels of Opportunity program, helping BP clean up the spill. Alicia Barrios has had to lay off two of her employees and the adjacent market is only open only two days a week. She’s also thinking about how to change the menu. “I guess we could start serving pasta and hamburgers,” she said. “But I’m afraid to spend the money on a new sign and menus.” • The sandwich maker A hundred days ago, Cherie Pete and her husband, Alfred, were expecting another steady stream of customers at the little store they used her life savings to build on the main road to Venice, La. Everyone in town calls the 45-year-old mother of three “Maw” anyway, so she decided to name the place Maw’s Sandwich and Snack Shop. The store opened last year, attracting a devoted group of locals who came for po-boys and ice cream, plus weekenders who showed up from New Orleans in droves to rent campsites and charter fishing trips. “And all of a sudden, we don’t have them coming in,” she said. She’s still doing decent business, still working 14-hour days, but it’s not the same. Now most of her customers are contractors and cleanup workers. “We’ve met people from all over the country, but it’s not happy meetings. It’s people coming in for work,” she said. • The seafood broker A hundred days ago, Darlene Kimball was getting ready for a busy summer at her family’s docks in Pass Christian, Miss., waiting for the buyers who would snap up hundreds of pounds of shrimp from the backs of boats, loading them into ice chests and hauling them back to giant freezers. Now the place is empty, and the only boats she sees are the ones used by BP contractors. Kimball’s family has been in the Mississippi seafood industry since 1930, and she’s never wanted to do anything else. But recently the 43-yearold had to do the unthinkable — draft a resume. “Everything’s different,” she said. “My life has gone from fast-paced to nothing.” • The activist A hundred days ago, Florida environmental activist Enid Sisskin was scanning through oil spill data from

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Relatives arrive at Thomas Barrios’ nearly empty restaurant in Golden Meadow, La. the Minerals Management Service, preparing a speech on the dangers of offshore drilling. Then the rig exploded, and she ended up rewriting the entire thing. She even told a halfhearted joke, about how future discussions of offshore drilling would have to begin with “a noun, a verb and the words Deepwater Horizon.” But Sisskin, who teaches in the public health program at University of West Florida, hasn’t laughed much lately. She lives in the coastal community of Gulf Breeze and has long been a vocal opponent of Gulf drilling rigs. “There’s a constant knot in the pit of my stomach,” she said. “I’m afraid for the future. Are we going to come back? Are our waters going to be clean enough? Are we going to have the sea birds?” She’s been busy this summer, teaching classes and giving talks to groups on the effects of oil and dispersants on public health. There is one thing she doesn’t say in her speeches: I told you so. • The tourism mogul A hundred days ago, Frank Besson was raking in money at the tourism empire he’s built on Grand Isle, a spit of land along the coast where vacationers have flocked for decades. What started with his father’s souvenir shop expanded to a daiquiri bar across the street and a restaurant next door. On a good day, he used to make $1,600. The shop’s take last Saturday, when the island hosted a benefit concert? A measly $28.18, he says, pointing to the day’s receipt. His little monopoly is in shambles these days. The restaurant, known for a homemade pecan glaze that’s perfect for chicken fingers, is closed indefinitely. The daiquiri bar opens late each night to a trickle of customers. And most days you can find Besson inside his locked souvenir shop, watching a tiny TV. The only thing that’s keep-

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ing the business afloat, he said ruefully, is that BP leased two of his rental homes and signed a catering contract with his shuttered restaurant. Besson, 61, is still optimistic that business will turn around and he’ll be able to reopen his restaurant. But for now, he’s found himself in an unusual position. He’s actually hoping for a storm. • The local official A hundred days ago, Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser was busy with blueprints of fire stations, schools and community centers damaged during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and still in need of rebuilding. He was planning his wedding to his longtime fiance, which they postponed after the storm. “I had a life,” Nungesser says.


Now, his life looks like this: endless meetings with the Coast Guard. Endless arguments with federal officials and BP workers. And countless media appearances — he’s been on Anderson Cooper so often alongside fellow Cajun James Carville that the trio are like the holy trinity of nighttime cable TV. The new fire stations, schools and community centers have been put on hold. He’s seen his mother twice in the past few months — and she lives right in the coastal Louisiana parish. And then there’s the matter of the wedding. That’s not happening anytime soon, not until life calms down and the fight is over. For now, he’s got a war to wage. That’s how he characterizes his region’s fight against BP, the federal government, the oil.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP officials say they are beginning to reinvent a company that reported a record $17 billion quarterly loss and is navigating the politically fraught task of making the Gulf of Mexico new. The company named its first American CEO on Tuesday during its quarterly earnings call, while its outgoing chief, who has been repeatedly criticized for other verbal miscues, miffed the White House anew on his way out. Robert Dudley, who will replace Tony Hayward on Oct. 1, promised changes in light of the environmental disaster. “There’s no question we are going to learn things from this investigation of the incident,” he said. One certain change is that BP will become smaller. It announced it will sell $30 bil-

lion in assets and has set aside $32.2 billion to cover costs from the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Robert Dudley, BP’s Dudley managing director and current point man on oil spill recovery, defended the record of his company and his predecessor. Hayward will leave BP with benefits valued at more than $18 million. He told reporters he had been “demonized and vilified” but had no major regrets about his leadership. “Life isn’t fair,” he said, but he conceded that wasn’t the point. “BP cannot move on in the U.S. with me as its leader.”

Spill pollutes Michigan river BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Crews were working today to contain and clean up an estimated 877,000 gallons of oil that coated birds and fish as it poured into a creek and flowed into the Kalamazoo River, one of the state’s major waterways, in southern Michigan Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm toured the area by helicopter Tuesday night. The leak in the 30-inch pipeline, which was built in 1969 and carries about 8 million gal-

lons of oil daily from Griffith, Ind., to Sarnia, Ontario, was detected early Monday. The cause of the spill is under investigation. Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge Inc.’s affiliate Enbridge Energy Partners LP of Houston initially estimated that about 819,000 gallons of oil spilled into Talmadge Creek before the company stopped the flow. But state officials were told during a company briefing Tuesday that an estimated 877,000 gallons spilled.


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Payton hands out food to spill victims By Mary Foster The Associated Press

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New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton helps distribute food with Feed the Children to families affected by the oil spill disaster in Venice, La. Tuesday.

VENICE, La. — Two days before he was to open training camp, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton stood in the hot south Louisiana sun hoisting boxes of food and personal supplies into a steady stream of vehicles slowly pulling past him. For a man who has heard more than his share of cheers since leading the Saints to the Super Bowl championship, Payton was hearing a different kind of appreciation on Tuesday.

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KARLEY WHITTINGTON Vicksburg golfer won the Girls Division D (ages 1012) at the Randy Watkins Amateur Invitational on Saturday.

Sidelines Braves sign Ross to contract extension

WASHINGTON (AP) — Atlanta Braves backup catcher David Ross agreed to a two-year contract extension that will pay him $3.25 million. Ross is making $1.6 million this year in the final season of a $3 million, two-year deal. The extension announced Tuesday will pay him $1,625,000 in each of the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He can make an additional $250,000 annually in performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 games started as a catcher. Ross was batting .269 with no homers and 18 RBIs heading into Atlanta’s game at the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. The 33-year-old is in his ninth major league season and had thrown out 37 percent of runners who’ve tried to steal on him. He could have become a free agent at the end of this season. Atlanta also optioned outfielder Nate McLouth to Triple-A Gwinnett and activated outfielder Brent Clevlen from the 15-day disabled list.


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“I thought he was a wonderful coach before, now I think he is a wonderful man,” said Catherine Reels, 55. “I think the world of him helping like this.” Payton, through his Play it Forward Foundation, teamed up with Feed the Children to help 2,800 families affected by the BP oil spill. Payton and fellow Saints coaches, as well as country music artist Sammy Kershaw, were busy handing out


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New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul talks to the media at the Copeland’s Chris Paul Basketball Camp at Tulane University Tuesday.

Paul plays coy with future By Brett Martel The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Chris Paul jumped at the chance to express his love for New Orleans during his annual youth basketball camp on Tuesday. Only the subject of his future with the Hornets gave him pause. Paul said his meeting with Hornets general manager Dell Demps, head coach Monty Williams and team president Hugh Weber on Monday “went really well.” He added that he was “excited” by Williams’ approach to coaching. Paul even went so far as to say he’s “never been able to envision” continuing his


NBA career anywhere but New Orleans, the city where he became an NBA All-Star, the face of his franchise and one of the most popular figures in the community. And yet, when given the chance to say without reservation that he did not want to be traded, Paul said now was not the time. “There will be a time,” Paul said, trying repeatedly to turn the focus of his comments back to his work in the community and his camp at Tulane University. “I stay committed to the city of New Orleans,” Paul said. “Everything else we talked about (in Monday’s meeting with the club), like

Mr. Demps said, we want to keep some of that stuff private.” Across town, the Hornets were holding an event to formally introduce Demps, a first-time general manager whose first order of business has been to prove to Paul that the Hornets can become a contender quickly. Paul has two years remaining before he can opt out of his current contract with New Orleans. However, in recent weeks, Paul has said he wants to play for a team that could compete for a title right away and would welcome a trade if the Hornets were unable to make significant improvements this offseason.

Demps sought to make it clear that the team is not interested in entertaining trade offers for Paul and that he hoped any skepticism of the team’s ability to appease their star guard would subside over time. “I don’t know what else I could do,” Demps said. “As an organization, I think we’re looking forward to Chris leading us and we’re looking forward to putting pieces around him. I’m excited about it and he seems excited.” Williams, meanwhile, defended Paul’s stance on wanting to play for a winner and brushed aside the notion that the Hornets See Paul, Page B4.

Nats beat Braves without their ace By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg’s warmup session in the bullpen had lasted about a half-dozen tosses when Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty approached the star rookie with a simple question. “I just said, ‘Well, how are you feeling?’ He said, ‘I feel stiff. My shoulder’s stiff,”’ McCatty recounted. “I said, ‘How bad?’ He said, ‘It’s just stiff, but I can get loose.’ I said, ‘Uh, no.’ And that was it,” McCatty continued. With Strasburg suddenly scratched with what was later diagnosed as shoulder inflammation, reliever Miguel Batista was pressed

mlb into making his first start in nearly two years — and the 39-year-old journeyman turned out to be rather Strasburglike on Tuesday night. Batista allowed only three singles through five scoreless innings, two throwing errors hurt Atlanta starter Tommy Hanson, and the lastplace Nationals beat the NL East-leading Braves 3-0. Batista (1-2) hadn’t started a major league game since Aug. 25, 2008, for Seattle, and he didn’t know he would be taking the mound until minutes before the scheduled first pitch. That’s because Strasburg was supposed to See Braves, Page B3.

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Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond throws over a sliding Chipper Jones as he turns a double play Tuesday.

MILWAUKEE — NASCAR team owner Jack Roush was in serious but stable condition after walking away from a plane crash in Wisconsin on Tuesday night. “There are injuries. Possible surgery,” Roush Fenway Racing president Geoff Smith said in a text message to The Associated Press. “But he walked out of the plane.” Smith confirmed that the plane belonged to Roush, and Jack he was flying Roush it. Smith said Roush’s injuries include facial lacerations. Roush, an aviation buff, was attending the Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., this week. In a statement on the EAA Web site, officials said a Beechcraft Premier business jet registered to Roush Fenway Racing, LLC was involved in a landing accident at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The accident occurred at approximately 6:15 p.m., the statement said. According to the EAA, the National Transportation Safety Board and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that two occupants on board were Roush and Brenda Strickland of Plymouth, Mich. Strickland is a friend of Roush’s. “Each exited the aircraft following the accident,” the statement said. “Both were transported to local hospitals, with Roush in serious but stable condition and Strickland with non-life threatening injuries. The NTSB is leading the investigation into the accident.” According to a statement from the team, Roush was landing his plane when the accident occurred. “Dr. Kevin Wasco, the attending physician, says that Roush is in serious but stable condition,” the team’s statement said. “His injuries are not life threatening.” It is the second close call See Roush, Page B4.


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NASCAR Ambrose leaving JTG Daugherty Racing HARRISBURG, N.C. — Marcos Ambrose is leaving JTG Daugherty Racing at the end of the season. Team co-owner Tad Geschickter said Tuesday the organization is disappointed to see the Australian driver leave after five seasons. Ambrose started with the team in the Truck Series, and helped it expand to NASCAR’s premier Sprint Cup Series. “After five years, I personally felt it was time for a change,” Ambrose said. Ambrose debuted with the team in a 2006 truck race at Martinsville. He won two Nationwide Series races for JTG, and nearly won the Cup race at Sonoma last month. He lost the race when, while trying to conserve fuel under caution, he turned his engine off and couldn’t maintain reasonable speed. Ambrose did not say where he will drive next season, but he’s believed to be close to finalizing a deal with Richard Petty Motorsports.

Nba Matt Barnes: Kobe sold me on Lakers EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — When Matt Barnes first texted Kobe Bryant about the possibility of joining the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant surprised him by immediately texting back with emphatic encouragement. Several dozen texts later, Barnes decided he could postpone his pursuit of a long-term NBA contract to aid Kobe’s chase for yet another championship. “He said, ‘Anyone crazy enough to mess with me is crazy enough to play with me,”’ Barnes said with a laugh. Barnes formally agreed to a oneyear, $1.7 million deal with the Lakers on Tuesday, holding up his gold No. 9 jersey at their training complex.

Yao says he may quit if foot doesn’t fully heal BEIJING — Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is considering quitting basketball after next season if he doesn’t fully recover from his lingering foot injury. In comments to Chinese state media Monday, Yao sounded far from optimistic about his future and also made a rare criticism of China’s national basketball program. “If the foot injury does not heal next season, I might choose to call it quits,” he said. Yao turns 30 in September and missed last season following foot surgery. He is set to return to the Rockets after deciding not to opt out of the final year of his contract. Though he has said his recovery was going well, the Rockets have signed 7-foot veteran Brad Miller to share the work at center. Yao, who was in China for charity events and remains wildly popular in his country, all but ruled out playing in the 2012 London Olympics. “The chance is very small,” the 7-6 center was quoted by the official Xinhua News Agency.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 28 1913 — The United States wins its first Davis Cup since 1902 by beating Britain three matches to two. 1928 — The Summer Olympics open in Amsterdam and the Olympic flame is lit for the first time. 1929 — The Chicago Cardinals become the first NFL team to train out of state, holding camp in Michigan. 1972 — The American Basketball Association announces that San Diego will receive a franchise and the NBA’s Buffalo Braves relocate to San Diego and are renamed the San Diego Clippers. 1991 — Dennis Martinez pitches a perfect game as the Montreal Expos beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0.

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SCOREBOARD mlb American League East Division

W New York.......................63 Tampa Bay....................61 Boston...........................57 Toronto..........................52 Baltimore.......................31

L 36 38 44 49 69

Central Division

W Chicago.........................55 Minnesota......................55 Detroit............................51 Cleveland.......................42 Kansas City...................42

L 44 46 48 58 58

Pct GB .636 — .616 2 .564 7 .515 12 .310 32 1/2 Pct GB .556 — .545 1 .515 4 .420 13 1/2 .420 13 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................59 41 .590 — Oakland.........................50 49 .505 8 1/2 Los Angeles..................52 51 .505 8 1/2 Seattle...........................39 62 .386 20 1/2 ——— Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 4, N.Y. Yankees 1 Toronto 8, Baltimore 2 Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 2 Texas 3, Oakland 1, 9 innings Minnesota 11, Kansas City 2 Chicago White Sox 11, Seattle 0 Boston 4, L.A. Angels 2 Today’s Games Minnesota (Duensing 3-1) at Kansas City (Bannister 7-9), 1:10 p.m. Boston (Beckett 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 10-7), 2:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 8-8) at Cleveland (Carmona 10-7), 6:05 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 4-10) at Toronto (Mills 0-0), 6:07 p.m. Detroit (Bonine 4-0) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 8-3), 6:10 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 9-4) at Texas (C.Lewis 9-6), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (J.Vargas 6-5) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 9-8), 7:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Detroit (Porcello 4-8) at Tampa Bay (Price 13-5), 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Moseley 0-0) at Cleveland (Talbot 8-9), 6:05 p.m. Oakland (Mazzaro 6-2) at Texas (C.Wilson 9-5), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Matusz 3-11) at Kansas City (Davies 5-6), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (Pauley 0-2) at Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 9-4), 7:10 p.m.

National League East Division

W Atlanta...........................57 Philadelphia...................54 New York.......................51 Florida............................50 Washington....................43

L 42 46 49 50 57

Central Division

W St. Louis........................55 Cincinnati.......................56 Milwaukee......................48 Chicago.........................46 Houston.........................41 Pittsburgh......................35

L 45 46 54 55 59 64

Pct GB .576 — .540 3 1/2 .510 6 1/2 .500 7 1/2 .430 14 1/2 Pct GB .550 — .549 — .471 8 .455 9 1/2 .410 14 .354 19 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................58 40 .592 — San Francisco...............57 44 .564 2 1/2 Los Angeles..................54 46 .540 5 Colorado........................51 49 .510 8 Arizona..........................37 63 .370 22 ——— Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 9, Arizona 5 Washington 3, Atlanta 0 N.Y. Mets 8, St. Louis 2 Houston 6, Chicago Cubs 1 Cincinnati 12, Milwaukee 4 Pittsburgh 4, Colorado 2 L.A. Dodgers 2, San Diego 0 San Francisco 6, Florida 4 Today’s Games Chicago Cubs at Houston, 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. Arizona at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Florida at San Francisco, 6:05 p.m. St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 9:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games St. Louis (Hawksworth 4-6) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 10-5), 11:10 a.m. Atlanta (D.Lowe 10-8) at Washington (Olsen 2-2), 11:35 a.m. Pittsburgh (Maholm 6-8) at Colorado (Jimenez 15-2), 2:10 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 7-6) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 4-2), 2:45 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Padilla 4-3) at San Diego (Latos 11-4), 6:35 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 0-0) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 6-4), 6:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Philadelphia at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Arizona at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. Atlanta at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Colorado, 9:10 p.m. Florida at San Diego, 9:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.


Atlanta Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Prado 2b 4 0 0 0 Morgan cf 4 1 1 0 Heywrd rf 3 0 0 0 CGzmn 2b 4 0 0 0 C.Jones 3b 4 0 1 0 AlGnzlz 2b 0 0 0 0 McCnn c 4 0 0 0 Zmrmn 3b 4 0 1 0 Hinske lf 4 0 2 0 A.Dunn 1b 4 0 0 0 Glaus 1b 3 0 0 0 Capps p 0 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 3 0 0 0 Wlngh lf 3 0 1 0 MeCarr cf 3 0 2 0 Berndn rf 3 1 1 0 Hanson p 1 0 0 0 IRdrgz c 3 1 0 0 M.Diaz ph 1 0 0 0 Dsmnd ss 3 0 2 2 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Batista p 2 0 0 0 SBurntt p 0 0 0 0 Morse ph 1 0 0 0 Storen p 0 0 0 0 AKndy 1b 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 0 5 0 Totals 31 3 6 2 Atlanta......................................000 000 000 — 0 Washington..............................120 000 00x — 3 E—C.Jones (8), McCann (9). DP—Washington 1. LOB—Atlanta 6, Washington 4. 2B—Hinske (18), Zimmerman (22). SB—Morgan 2 (27), Willingham (8), Desmond (9). S—Hanson. IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta Hanson L,8-7 6 6 3 1 0 8 Venters 2 0 0 0 0 2 Washington Batista W,1-2 5 3 0 0 1 6 S.Burnett H,13 2 2 0 0 0 1 Storen H,9 1 0 0 0 0 2 Capps S,25-29 1 0 0 0 0 1 HBP—by Batista (Heyward). Umpires—Home, Eric Cooper; First, Bill Miller; Second, Mike Reilly; Third, Chad Fairchild. T—2:24. A—40,043 (41,546).


St. Louis New York ab r h bi FLopez 3b 5 0 2 0 JosRys ss Jay cf 5 1 1 0 LCastill 2b Pujols 1b 5 0 0 0 Pagan lf Hollidy lf 4 0 1 0 DWrght 3b Ludwck rf 4 1 2 1 Beltran cf

ab r 5 1 5 1 3 1 1 1 3 1

h 1 2 1 0 2

bi 2 0 0 1 1

YMolin c 2 0 0 0 I.Davis 1b 4 1 1 1 LaRue c 1 0 1 0 Francr rf 4 1 1 3 B.Ryan ss 4 0 2 0 Thole c 3 0 0 0 Wnwrg p 1 0 0 0 Niese p 3 1 1 0 Greene ph 0 0 0 0 Acosta p 0 0 0 0 Salas p 0 0 0 0 Valdes p 0 0 0 0 Winn ph 1 0 0 0 Hssmn ph 1 0 0 0 TMiller p 0 0 0 0 FRdrgz p 0 0 0 0 Miles 2b 4 0 1 0 Totals 36 2 10 1 Totals 32 8 9 8 St. Louis...................................100 000 010 — 2 New York..................................010 322 00x — 8 E—D.Wright (11), I.Davis (5). DP—New York 2. LOB—St. Louis 10, New York 6. 2B—Beltran (2). HR—Jos.Reyes (7), Francoeur (9). SB—Pagan (23). S—Wainwright. SF—D.Wright. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis Wainwright L,14-6 5 6 6 6 3 6 Salas 2 3 2 2 2 2 T.Miller 1 0 0 0 0 2 New York Niese W,7-4 6 7 1 1 2 1 Acosta 1 3 1 1 0 0 Valdes 1 0 0 0 0 0 F.Rodriguez 1 0 0 0 0 2 Niese pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Acosta pitched to 3 batters in the 8th. WP—Wainwright. Umpires—Home, Marvin Hudson; First, Derryl Cousins; Second, D.J. Reyburn; Third, Jim Wolf. T—2:48. A—37,479 (41,800).


G Hamilton Tex................... 97 MiCabrera Det................. 96 Morneau Min................... 81 ABeltre Bos..................... 97 DelmYoung Min............... 94 Cano NYY....................... 98 DeJesus KC.................... 91 Butler KC......................... 98 AJackson Det.................. 90 Crawford TB.................... 95

AB 388 361 296 372 336 383 352 373 366 367

R 67 71 53 49 48 69 46 46 60 74

H 139 126 102 124 111 126 112 117 115 114

Pct. .358 .349 .345 .333 .330 .329 .318 .314 .314 .311

BATTING—Hamilton, Texas, .358; MiCabrera, Detroit, .349; Morneau, Minnesota, .345; ABeltre, Boston, .333; DelmYoung, Minnesota, .330; Cano, New York, .329; DeJesus, Kansas City, .318. RUNS—Teixeira, New York, 75; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 74; Youkilis, Boston, 73; MiCabrera, Detroit, 71; Cano, New York, 69; Jeter, New York, 69; Hamilton, Texas, 67; MYoung, Texas, 67. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 88; ARodriguez, New York, 81; Guerrero, Texas, 77; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 76; JBautista, Toronto, 75; Hamilton, Texas, 74; Teixeira, New York, 70. HITS—Hamilton, Texas, 139; ISuzuki, Seattle, 127; MiCabrera, Detroit, 126; Cano, New York, 126; ABeltre, Boston, 124; MYoung, Texas, 124; Podsednik, Kansas City, 119. DOUBLES—MiCabrera, Detroit, 35; Markakis, Baltimore, 33; Hamilton, Texas, 32; Mauer, Minnesota, 32; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 31; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 30; VWells, Toronto, 30. TRIPLES—Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; AJackson, Detroit, 7; Span, Minnesota, 7; Pennington, Oakland, 6; Podsednik, Kansas City, 6; FLewis, Toronto, 5; Youkilis, Boston, 5. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 30; MiCabrera, Detroit, 24; Hamilton, Texas, 23; Konerko, Chicago, 23; CPena, Tampa Bay, 22; DOrtiz, Boston, 21; Guerrero, Texas, 20; Teixeira, New York, 20; VWells, Toronto, 20. STOLEN BASES—Crawford, Tampa Bay, 37; Pierre, Chicago, 37; Podsednik, Kansas City, 30; RDavis, Oakland, 29; Gardner, New York, 27; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 27; Figgins, Seattle, 26. PITCHING—Sabathia, New York, 13-4; Price, Tampa Bay, 13-5; Pavano, Minnesota, 13-6; PHughes, New York, 12-3; Verlander, Detroit, 12-6; Pettitte, New York, 11-2; CBuchholz, Boston, 11-5; Garza, Tampa Bay, 11-5; Lester, Boston, 11-5; Danks, Chicago, 11-7. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 155; FHernandez, Seattle, 145; Lester, Boston, 143; Liriano, Minnesota, 139; Verlander, Detroit, 130; Morrow, Toronto, 125; RRomero, Toronto, 124; Sabathia, New York, 124. SAVES—NFeliz, Texas, 28; Soria, Kansas City, 27; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 27; Papelbon, Boston, 24; Gregg, Toronto, 23; Valverde, Detroit, 21; Valverde, Detroit, 21; MRivera, New York, 21.


G Furcal LAD...................... 70 Votto Cin......................... 95 Polanco Phi..................... 73 Prado Atl......................... 98 Byrd ChC......................... 99 AHuff SF.......................... 98 Holliday StL..................... 97 CGonzalez Col................ 88 Pagan NYM..................... 92 Ethier LAD....................... 82

AB 286 352 311 424 371 352 368 365 342 314

R 55 70 47 71 56 63 56 59 50 47

H 92 112 99 134 116 108 112 111 104 95

Pct. .322 .318 .318 .316 .313 .307 .304 .304 .304 .303

BATTING—Furcal, Los Angeles, .322; Votto, Cincinnati, .318; Polanco, Philadelphia, .318; Prado, Atlanta, .316; Byrd, Chicago, .313; AHuff, San Francisco, .307; Holliday, St. Louis, .304; CGonzalez, Colorado, .304; Pagan, New York, .304. RUNS—BPhillips, Cincinnati, 72; Prado, Atlanta, 71; Weeks, Milwaukee, 71; Votto, Cincinnati, 70; Uggla, Florida, 67; Howard, Philadelphia, 65; AHuff, San Francisco, 63. RBI—Howard, Philadelphia, 81; Hart, Milwaukee, 70; Pujols, St. Louis, 70; DWright, New York, 69; Votto, Cincinnati, 68; Weeks, Milwaukee, 67; Loney, Los Angeles, 65. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 134; Howard, Philadelphia, 119; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 119; Byrd, Chicago, 116; Weeks, Milwaukee, 114; Holliday, St. Louis, 112; Loney, Los Angeles, 112; Votto, Cincinnati, 112. DOUBLES—Torres, San Francisco, 32; Werth, Philadelphia, 32; Byrd, Chicago, 28; Prado, Atlanta, 28; ADunn, Washington, 27; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 27; DWright, New York, 27. TRIPLES—Victorino, Philadelphia, 8; SDrew, Arizona, 7; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 7; Fowler, Colorado, 7; Bay, New York, 6; Pagan, New York, 6; JosReyes, New York, 6. HOME RUNS—Votto, Cincinnati, 25; Fielder, Milwaukee, 24; Reynolds, Arizona, 24; ADunn, Washington, 23; Howard, Philadelphia, 23; Pujols, St. Louis, 23; Hart, Milwaukee, 22; Weeks, Milwaukee, 22. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 31; Morgan, Washington, 27; Pagan, New York, 23; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 21; CYoung, Arizona, 21; HRamirez, Florida, 20; JosReyes, New York, 20; Victorino, Philadelphia, 20. PITCHING—Jimenez, Colorado, 15-2; Wainwright, St. Louis, 14-6; CCarpenter, St. Louis, 11-3; Latos, San Diego, 11-4; Nolasco, Florida, 11-7; Halladay, Philadelphia, 11-8; 9 tied at 10. STRIKEOUTS—JoJohnson, Florida, 146; Lincecum, San Francisco, 143; Wainwright, St. Louis, 142; Haren, Arizona, 141; Halladay, Philadelphia, 140; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 138; Dempster, Chicago, 134.

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SAVES—BrWilson, San Francisco, 30; HBell, San Diego, 29; FCordero, Cincinnati, 27; Capps, Washington, 25; Nunez, Florida, 24; Lindstrom, Houston, 22; Wagner, Atlanta, 22.

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

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

L 13 15 15 16 17

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

GB — 2 2 3 1/2 4

W L Pct. Mobile (D-backs)...........17 13 .567 x-Jacksonville (Marlins).17 14 .548 Montgomery (Rays).......17 14 .548 Mississippi (Braves)...15 16 .484 B-ham (White Sox).......10 21 .323 x-clinched first half ——— Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Mississippi at Huntsville, 7 p.m. Chattanooga at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Montgomery at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Carolina, 7:15 p.m.

GB — 1/2 1/2 2 1/2 7 1/2

South Division

West Tenn at Tennessee, 7:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Mississippi at Huntsville, 7 p.m. Chattanooga at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Montgomery at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Carolina, 7:15 p.m. West Tenn at Tennessee, 7:15 p.m.

nfl 2010 New Orleans Saints schedule

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

2010 NFL Preseason Schedule

Aug. 8 Hall of Fame Game: Cincinnati vs. Dallas, 7 p.m. (NBC) Week 1 Aug. 12 New Orleans at New England, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Baltimore, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Oakland at Dallas, 8 p.m. Aug. 13 Buffalo at Washington, 6:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Kansas City at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 Tampa Bay at Miami, 6 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Green Bay, 7 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 7 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Chicago at San Diego, 8 p.m. Tennessee at Seattle, 9 p.m. Aug. 15 San Francisco at Indianapolis, Noon Denver at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. Aug. 16 New York Giants at New York Jets, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Week 2 Aug. 19 Indianapolis vs. Buffalo Bills at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. New England at Atlanta, 7 p.m. (FOX) Aug. 20 Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. (FOX) Aug. 21 Baltimore at Washington, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at New York Giants, 6 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Miami at Jacksonville, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 7 p.m. New York Jets at Carolina, 7 p.m. Oakland at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at San Diego, 8 p.m. Detroit at Denver, 8 p.m. Green Bay at Seattle, 9 p.m. Aug. 22 Minnesota at San Francisco, 7 p.m. (NBC) Aug. 23 Arizona at Tennessee, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Week 3 Aug. 26 St. Louis at New England, 6:30 p.m. Indianapolis at Green Bay, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Aug. 27 Atlanta at Miami, 6 p.m. Washington at New York Jets, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Kansas City, 7 p.m. San Diego at New Orleans, 7 p.m. (CBS) Aug. 28 Cleveland at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Cincinnati at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. New York Giants at Baltimore, 6:30 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Tennessee at Carolina, 7 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 7 p.m. (CBS) Arizona at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 8 p.m. Aug. 29 Pittsburgh at Denver, 7 p.m. (FOX) Week 4 Sept. 2 Buffalo at Detroit, 6 p.m. Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 6 p.m. New England at New York Giants, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Jacksonville, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. New York Jets at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Baltimore at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Green Bay at Kansas City, 7 p.m. Miami at Dallas, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Tennessee, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Houston, 7 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 9 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 9 p.m. Washington at Arizona, 9 p.m.

NFL Calendar

Aug. 7 — Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Aug. 8 — Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Cincinnati vs. Dallas at Canton, Ohio. Aug. 12-16 — First preseason weekend. Aug. 31 — Roster cutdown to maximum of 75 players. Sept. 4 — Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players. Sept. 9 — Opening game of regular season.

prep football 2010 Schedules St. Aloysius Aug. 20....................... Pelahatchie............ 7:30 Aug. 27........ at Tallulah Academy............ 7:30 Sept. 3 ............Greenville-St. Joe............ 7:30 Sept. 10.......... at Madison-St. Joe............ 7:30 Sept. 17...............................OPEN Sept. 24..............*at Bogue Chitto............ 7:30 Oct. 1.................................*Dexter................. 7 Oct. 8................................. *Salem................. 7 Oct. 15..........................*Cathedral................. 7 Oct. 22...................... *at Mt. Olive................. 7 Oct. 29.................... *West Lincoln................. 7 Nov. 5.................... *at Sebastopol................. 7 *Division 4-1A game

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

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

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

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golf PGA Tour Schedule July 1-4 — AT&T National (Justin Rose) July 8-11 — John Deere Classic (Steve Stricker) July 15-18 — The Open Championship (Louis Oosthuizen) July 15-18 — Reno-Tahoe Open (Matt Bettencourt) July 22-25 — RBC Canadian Open (Carl Pettersson) July 29-Aug. 1 — The Greenbrier Classic, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Aug. 5-8 — WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Akron, Ohio Aug. 5-8 — Turning Stone Resort Championship, Verona, N.Y. Aug. 12-15 — PGA Championship, Sheboygan, Wis. Aug. 19-22 — Wyndham Championship, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 26-29 — The Barclays, Paramus, N.J.

World Golf Ranking

Through July 25 1. Tiger Woods.........................USA 2. Phil Mickelson......................USA 3. Lee Westwood...................... Eng 4. Steve Stricker.......................USA 5. Jim Furyk..............................USA 6. Ernie Els............................... SAf 7. Luke Donald......................... Eng 8. Rory McIlroy.......................... NIr 9. Paul Casey........................... Eng 10. Ian Poulter........................... Eng

9.97 9.24 9.04 7.35 6.65 5.71 5.67 5.64 5.46 5.29

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

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Howard’s homer lifts Phillies By The Associated Press While their injury list keeps growing, the Philadelphia Phillies are piling up victories. Ryan Howard hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, Jayson Werth and Cody Ransom also connected, and Philadelphia beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 for a season-high sixth straight win Tuesday night. The two-time NL champion Phillies moved within 3 1⁄2 games of East-leading Atlanta, cutting the deficit in half over the last five days. They’ve won nine in a row at home, their longest since winning 16 straight at Veterans Stadium in 1991. It may have been a costly win for Philadelphia because center fielder Shane Victorino left in the seventh with a left oblique strain. He’ll be examined by a team physician on Wednesday. The Phillies played without Jimmy Rollins, who has a bruised left foot. They’re already missing Chase Utley. “I don’t think it’s that bad, but I’ll know more after I take the MRI in the morning,” Victorino said. David Herndon (1-2) allowed two runs — one earned — in one inning to record his first major league victory.

Mets 8, Cardinals 2 Shut out four times during a 2-9 road trip, New York came home and ended Adam Wainwright’s career-best scoreless streak at 26 innings. Wainwright (14-6) allowed a season-worst six runs. Jeff Francoeur hit a threerun homer and Jose Reyes added a two-run shot, while Jonathon Niese (7-4) and the Mets handed the NL Central leaders their fourth loss in five games.

Astros 6, Cubs 1 Brett Myers pitched a complete game and Lance Berkman hit his first grand slam for Houston since 2008. It is the 10th career complete game for Myers (8-6) and his first since May. He allowed four hits and struck out a career high-tying 12 batters.

Reds 12, Brewers 4 Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto and Scott Rolen all had four hits apiece for Cincinnati, which moved into a tie for first

The associated press

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sammy White loses his helmet as two Oakland Raiders, led by Jack Tatum (32), hit him in Super Bowl XI in 1977.

Famed Raider Tatum dies from heart attack

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Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, right, celebrates with third base coach Sam Perlozzo after he hit a two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday.


in the NL Central.

Pirates 4, Rockies 2 Zach Duke threw six solid innings to help Pittsburgh snap a four-game losing streak. Colorado lost reliever Huston Street to a freak injury before the game.

Dodgers 2, Padres 0 Pinch-hitter Andre Ethier delivered a two-run single with two outs in the seventh off Jon Garland to give Los Angeles the win over the NL West-leading San Diego.

Giants 6, Marlins 4 Juan Uribe hit a tie-breaking home run leading off the eighth inning and Edgar Renteria added a two-run shot for San Francisco.

Cleveland 4, Yankees 1 Josh Tomlin took a shutout into the eighth inning against

Braves Continued from Page B1. making the 10th appearance of his much-hyped career. But the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 amateur draft, who signed a record $15.1 million contract, had problems warming up. “Stephen was having trouble getting loose in the bullpen, and so I pulled the plug on it,” Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said, adding that he considered it a “precautionary move.” “There’s no shooting pains or anything like that in his shoulder or elbow,” Rizzo said. Strasburg was sent for medical tests — an MRI and X-ray showed no structural damage, Rizzo said — and was listed as day to day. “For him not to pitch was a little disappointing, but I applaud what the Nationals did, because that’s their franchise for the next 15 years, and if he wakes up with a hangnail, I’m pulling him out,” Braves third baseman Chipper Jones said. “I want to protect my investment, protect that arm for the next 20 years. Because as he goes, they’re going to go.” Strasburg’s teammates were a little worried when they learned he was not going to play. “It lets a little air out of your chest,” outfielder Nyjer Morgan said. When the announced sellout crowd of 40,043 was told of the change in pitchers from Strasburg to Batista, fans responded with boos. They booed some more when

a longer explanation was delivered before the third inning. “Imagine if you go there to see Miss Universe,” Tommy Batista said, Hanson “and you end up having Miss Iowa.” But Batista was quite good, striking out six and walking one. “I just tried to give the people what they came to see,” he said with a smile. “They came to see a 20-yearold; they end up having an almost 40-year-old.” Relievers Sean Burnett, Drew Storen and Matt Capps completed the shutout, combining to retire Atlanta’s final 10 batters. Capps threw a perfect ninth for his 25th save in 29 chances. Hanson (8-7) went six innings, giving up three runs — only one earned — and six hits. He had eight strikeouts without a walk. Morgan led off the game with a single, then stole second and third. Catcher Brian McCann’s attempt to throw out Morgan at third base went into left field for a throwing error and allowed a run to score. “When he goes, we go. When he’s stealing bases, it’s like mayhem out there,” said Ian Desmond, who delivered a two-run single after Jones’ throwing error in the second. “He has the ability to change the game.”

Alex Rodriguez and New York to win his major league debut with Cleveland. Getting one more chance at hitting his 600th homer with two outs in the ninth inning, Rodriguez grounded into a forceout to shortstop to end the game. A-Rod went 0 for 4 on his 35th birthday.

Rays 3, Tigers 2 James Shields gave up two runs over 6 2-3 innings, and Matt Joyce hit a tiebreaking RBI double for Tampa Bay.

Red Sox 4, Angels 2 John Lackey pitched into the eighth inning to win in his return to Angel Stadium, and Jed Lowrie’s two-run double in the seventh that put Boston ahead.

Blue Jays 8, Orioles 2 Jose Bautista hit two home runs, giving him a major league-leading 30, and Ricky Romero pitched 72⁄3 strong innings in Toronto’s 11th

straight win over Baltimore.

White Sox 11, Mariners 0 Alexei Ramirez, Andruw Jones and Paul Konerko homered for Chicago.

Twins 11, Royals 2 Danny Valencia drove in three runs, and Carl Pavano won his eighth straight decision as Minnesota completed the worst three-game pitching span in Kansas City history. In their last three games, the Royals have been beaten 12-6 by the Yankees and 19-1 and 11-2 by the Twins, snapping the team record of 40 runs allowed in three consecutive games. The 53 hits they have given up is the team record for three consecutive games.

Rangers 3, Athletics 1 Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th to lift Texas. Rangers starter Cliff Lee struck out a career-high 13 and scattered five hits in a nine-inning no-decision.

Garza puts no-hitter in serious perspective ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Garza’s cell phone rang so much that he finally turned it off. When he switched it on again Tuesday, it kept buzzing. “I’m a little tired,” the hardthrowing Tampa Bay righthander said a little more than 18 hours after pitching the first no-hitter in Rays history and fifth in the major leagues this year. “But I can deal with it.” Commissioner Bud Selig sent a congratulatory letter. A ball and Garza’s cap from Monday night’s 5-0 victory were earmarked for delivery to the baseball Hall of Fame after the season. The pitcher also caught up with his wife and children, who were in Northern California for a camping trip but watched the game on television. Eight-year-old son Matthew was critical of his father after Garza yielded seven runs in just 11⁄3 innings of a loss to the Florida Marlins last month, going as far as to tell the pitcher: “I could do that.” Garza has won four straight decisions, and also picked up his first career save, since that poor outing. But when dad asked the oldest of his three children what he thought of his latest performance, the youngster still didn’t cut Garza any slack. “He said, ‘You’re still not an All-Star,”’ the 2008 AL championship series MVP said with a big grin spreading across his face. “He’s a chip off the old

mlb block. He’s a competitor. He keeps you grounded. He said: ‘You’re not the best yet.”’ But the Rays believe Garza, obtained from Minnesota the winter before Tampa Bay’s improbable run to the World Series, has the talent to become one of the top pitchers in baseball. He faced the minimum 27 batters against the Tigers, allowing only a second-inning walk to Brennan Boesch, who was erased on a double play. “I was one pitch away from being perfect,” Garza said. “But if I don’t walk that guy, then things might have changed. ... Things happen for a reason. I’m happy it turned out the way it did.” Garza, who has worked with a sports psychologist to harness his emotions on the mound, threw 120 pitches. He relied almost exclusively on his fastball to tame an injuryriddled Tigers lineup missing Carlos Guillen, Brandon Inge and Magglio Ordonez. In addition to joining Terry Mulholland (1990) and Mark Buehrle (2007) as the only pitchers in the past 45 years to face the minimum 27 batters in a no-hitter that wasn’t a perfect game, Garza (11-5) tied a career high with his 11th victory. The Rays, who have been no-hit twice this season and three times since last July, finally wound up on the right side of a memorable pitching performance.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jack Tatum seemed proud of his nickname: “Assassin.” The moniker stuck with the former Oakland Raiders safety even after his playing days — and it’s one that strikes an odd chord considering how Tatum is tied to one of the more tragic moments in the game’s history. Tatum was one of the hardest hitters in the NFL, a Pro Bowler who intimidated opposing players with bonejarring tackles that helped make his Raiders one of the toughest teams of its era. He’s also a player who will always be remembered for a hard hit in a preseason game that left New England Patriots receiver Darryl Stingley paralyzed from the neck down. Tatum died Tuesday at age 61 in an Oakland hospital. The cause was a massive heart attack, according to friend and former Ohio State teammate John Hicks. Tatum had battled diabetes and other health problems for years, Hicks said. The collision with Stingley happened Aug. 12, 1978, at Oakland Coliseum. Stingley was cutting inside when he lunged for a pass which fell incomplete. Bearing down at full speed from the opposite direction, Tatum met

nfl Stingley while the receiver was off balance and leaning forward. Stingley crumpled to the ground, his fourth and fifth vertebrae severed. Over the years, Stingley would regain limited use of his body, but he spent the rest of his life in an electric wheelchair. He died in 2007. There were never words of consolation or an apology from Tatum, and the two players never spoke after the hit. “It was tough on him, too,” Hicks said of Tatum. “He wasn’t the same person after that (hit). For years he was almost a recluse.” Tatum said he tried to visit Stingley at an Oakland hospital shortly after the hit but was turned away by Stingley’s family. “It’s not so much that Darryl doesn’t want to, but it’s the people around him,” Tatum told the Oakland Tribune in 2004. “So we haven’t been able to get through that. Every time we plan something, it gets messed up. Getting to him or him getting back to me, it never happens.” Tatum, though, showed no remorse for his headhunting ways in a 1980 book, “They Call Me Assassin.”

Diva act: Ochocinco and T.O. join forces CINCINNATI (AP) — A year after they were featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” the Bengals have scripted their own reality show. T.O. and Ocho. Two self-conscious stars, one NFL team. How will they fit? How will it work? Which receiver will provide most of the drama? And, more importantly, will any of it help the Bengals get back to the playoffs? The Bengals reached a contract agreement with receiver Terrell Owens on Tuesday, two persons familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. He’s expected to report to training camp in a day or two and sign a one-year deal that will pay him $2 million with a chance for an additional $2 million in bonuses. The Bengals were his first choice, giving him a chance to team with close friend Chad Ochocinco, who has already dubbed the pair Batman and Robin. The Bengals made an offer on Monday, and Owens accepted a day later.

nlf Players are required to report for the start of training camp on Wednesday in Georgetown, Ky. Owens is expected to Terrell show up when Owens workouts begin on Thursday, said one person speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had made no announcement. On his Twitter account, all Owens would say was, “Hoping 2 b a Bengal w/in the 24hrs!!” He’s expected to sign his deal with he arrives in Georgetown. Already, it’s like something out of a reality show. Ochocinco gushed about the matchup on his Twitter feed, welcoming Owens and joking that “all of our games have been moved to pay-per-view, you got to pay to see this.”

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The Vicksburg Venom won the White Division title at the USSSA Global World Series at Cordova, Tenn. on July 21-25. First row, from left, are Lee Simpson, Liam Hopson, Matt Register, Lane Hynum, Landon Little and John Austin Burris. Second row, from left, are coach Sherman Simpson, Will Pierce, Dale Griffith, Brooks Boolos, coach Eric Smith, Tyler Smith, Taft Nesmith and coach Todd Boolos. Submit items by e-mail at sports@; postal service at P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182; fax at 601-634-0897; or delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road by Monday for publication Wednesday, or Friday for publication on Sunday. Please include your name and phone number.

Vicksburg football parents’ meetings Eighth-grade football players and parents will meet on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Vicksburg Junior High gym. Ninth-grade players and parents will meet Thursday at the Vicksburg High School auditorium at 6 p.m.

Fall baseball registration Registration for the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department’s fall baseball league will begin on Aug. 6 and continue until sept. 6. The league is open to children ages 5-15, and the registration fee is $25 per person. Registration forms are available at the Parks and Rec office on Army Navy Drive, Just Duet Sports, and The Sports Center. For more information, call 601-634-4514.

On-Target junior golf The final event in the OnTarget Junior Golf Series, the Vicksburg-Jackson Junior Cup, is scheduled for Thursday at Clear Creek Golf Course and Friday at Vicksburg Country Club. The event will pit junior golfers from Jackson and Vicksburg against each other in a team competition, with awards for both team and individual play. The entry fee is $30 and is good for both days.

For information or to register call Kathy Hester at 601529-9007 or Stuart Conway at 601-636-8692.

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

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

VHS, WC football tickets now on sale Tickets for Vicksburg High and Warren Central football games are now on sale to past season tick-

etholders at the Vicksburg Warren School District athletic offices on Mission 66. Reserved seats will go on sale to the public on Aug. 16. Season tickets for the five home games at each school are $25 if purchased before the first game, and reserved seat tickets are $6 per game or $30 for the season. Gator and Viking “A” club memberships are also on sale. “A” club membership cards are good for admission to all scheduled sporting events within the Vicksburg Warren School District except the Red Carpet football and basketball events, state playoff games and outof-town events. For information, call the athletic department at 601-631-2822.

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

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

Paul Continued from Page B1. could wind up stuck with a disgruntled superstar if they refuse to entertain any trade offers for him. “That’s not in his nature. Anybody who tries to label him that way, I won’t stand for that,” Williams said. “He’s not a disgruntled star. He’s not a disgruntled anything. ... I’ve played with guys who don’t care about losing and they make me sick, sitting in a locker room with a guy who doesn’t care about the

outcome of a game. To me, if you have a guy like Chris in your locker room, who is that passionate about winning, what more can you ask for?” If anything, Williams said, Paul has said more to indicate a willingness to give the Hornets’ new regime a chance than he has to provide the impression he wants out. “I believe he wants to be here. He hasn’t told me otherwise,” Williams said. “He

has never demanded a trade. He has always talked about how excited he is to play for me. We’ve gone over offensive schemes, things he thinks works well and what doesn’t work well. Things change, obviously. But to this point, I haven’t heard him say anything about leaving New Orleans. All I’ve heard is that he is excited about the team.”

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IRVING, Texas (AP) — Tommy Tuberville showed up to Big 12 media day wearing a suit with a red and black striped tie and a Texas Tech lapel pin. His players were equally well groomed. That alone shows how much things have changed at Texas Tech. Mike Leach is gone and so are his casual, wacky ways — on and off the field. Leach ran the Red Raiders for 10 seasons marked by record passing totals but no championships. His disdain for defense and special teams, and his fascination with pirates, brought him a lot of attention because of how unique those things are for a college football coach. But when an accusation of player harassment was piled atop other difficulties with his bosses, it cost him his job and prompted a messy fight that’s still not resolved. Tuberville was hired to clean things up and to finally win a title. He’s spent the last six months getting players and boosters to buy into his new way of doing things.

college football How different? His teams will pass less and run more, perhaps down to a 60-40 split. (Yes, passing will still be the bigger number.) Quarterbacks occasionally will take snaps directly from the center instead of lining up in a shotgun formation. They’ll punt on most fourth downs. Defense will be emphasized. Players are being encouraged to discuss things like winning championships and making it to the NFL. Seriously, those are all things that weren’t happening under Leach. So it could’ve been jarring when Tuberville came in demanding things like being on time and not wearing earrings to practices or games. Instead, he’s “made it as tough as possible, physically and mentally,” and found players ready to be challenged. “I’ve had not one complaint nor one player quit the

team,” said Tuberville, who also walked into turmoil at his two previous head coaching jobs, Ole Miss and Auburn. “(Tech) is the only team out of the three that nobody quit.” At his first meeting with the team, Tuberville apologized — on behalf of his profession — for what the players endured during their bowl week. That was when Leach went from being suspended to being fired just before a hearing to see whether he could get an injunction forcing the school to let him coach in the Alamo Bowl. “I think he wanted to reassure us that it wasn’t going to end up like that for him,” quarterback Taylor Potts said. “He wanted us to realize he’s not in it for selfish reasons at all. He’s here to win ballgames, and he wants us to win. ... He respected all of us. It was nice to hear him care about us.” Leach raised the school’s profile along with his own, always doing things his way. He was often an hour late for media day. Tuberville made sure they arrived an hour early.



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25-pound packages of food, 10 pound boxes of personal care items such as paper towels, toilet paper and personal grooming needs, bottled water and bags of fresh fruit. “After two or three months, it’s easy for people to like they’ve slipped through the cracks,” Payton said. “The real thing we’re about today is hope.” The food distribution was the first of eight planned Tuesday and Wednesday. “As we always do, we had local organizations identify the people who needed the food,” said Tony Sellars, of Feed the Children. “We have 400 families scheduled to pick up from this location.”

The food was clearly appreciated. Ronnie Grow, 42, who cleans offices for a living, was working five days a week before the spill. Now she only works three. Two of the companies that used her services have gone out of business because of the spill, she said. “They aren’t coming back and no one new is opening up,” said Grow. “Things are getting very tight. I’m already late with my truck payment, but what can you do?” Payton said the most important thing is for people not to lose hope as the days drag out.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “(500) Days of Summer” — After his girlfriend, Zooey Deschanel, dumps him, a greeting-card writer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went wrong./9 on Cinemax n SPORTS MLB — The St. Louis Cardinals continue their road trip as they face the New York Mets at Citi Field./6 on ESPN Joseph Gordon-Levitt n PRIMETIME “Minute to Win It” — Members of a sorority compete in hopes of winning cash to pay for college./7 on NBC

Adderton, ex-Greenville newspaper editor, dies ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A memorial service will be held Saturday in Englewood, N.J., for Donald V. Adderton, who was the first black editor of the Delta Democrat Times in Greenville, Miss. Adderton died Saturday after a long battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 61. Adderton grew up in Englewood, N.J., and was a graduate of Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. He began his career as an editor and reporter at United Press International in Chicago.

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Jim Davis, “Garfield” creator, 65; Jonathan Edwards, singer, 64; Dick Ebersol, TV producer, 63; Sally Struthers, actress, 62; Scott Pelley, CBS newsman, 53; Michael Hayden, actor, 47; Lori Loughlin, actress, 46; Elizabeth Berkley, actress, 38; Carly Goodwin, country singer, 29; Soulja Boy, rapper, 20. n DEATHS Maury Chaykin — Canadian actor Maury Chaykin has died at age 61, his manager said Tuesday. Paul Hemrend said Chaykin died at a Toronto hospital surrounded by family early Tuesday morning — his birthday. Mark McKinney, who produced Chaykin’s most recent series, the HBO Canada sitcom “Less Than Kind,” said the veteran actor died after battling kidney Maury problems. Chaykin had roles in “Dances With Chaykin Wolves,”“The Postman,”“Owning Mahoney,” “Mystery, Alaska,”“A Life Less Ordinary,” and “The Adjuster.” He has also been in the TV shows “C.S.I.,”“Boston Legal,” the HBO series “Entourage.” His acting career spans 35 years. His role in “Whale Music,” a Canadian film, earned him a Genie (the Canadian equivalent to the Oscars) for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in 1994. He also picked up Geminis (the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy Awards) for guest spots on the Canadian TV series “La Femme Nikita” in 1998 and “At the Hotel” in 2006. Les Pockell — A publishing executive and literary anthologist known for his deep and unpredictable intellect and an equally eclectic range of book projects has died. Pockell, 68, a vice president and associate publisher of Grand Central Publishing for the past decade, died of cancer Monday at his home in White Plains, N.Y., the company said Tuesday. In a long publishing career, Pockell worked at St. Martin’s Press, Doubleday and the Bookof-the-Month Club before joining Warner Books, which became Grand Central, a division of Hachette Book Group (USA).


Gibson speaks to cops about extortion Mel Gibson has met with detectives to discuss his claims that his ex-girlfriend attempted to extort money from him, a sheriff’s official said. Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said the interview was Sunday. He said detectives only spoke to the Academy Award-winner about his claims against ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. The sheriff’s department is also investigating claims by Grigorieva that Gibson abused her during a January confrontation. Neither has been arrested and no charges have been filed. Stephen Jaffe, a spokesman for Grigorieva, declined comment on the meeting. The 40-year-old Russian singer denied the extortion allegations to celebrity photographers in video shot Friday. Gibson’s interview was first reported Tuesday by celebrity website

Daniel Craig signs on for ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Daniel Craig has a new mission. The current star of the James Bond films has signed on for the English-language remake of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Distributor Sony Pictures confirmed that Craig is taking on the role of journalist Mikael Blomkvist in the thriller based on the first novel in the best-selling series from the late Swedish author Daniel Stieg Larsson. Craig The violent story teams Blomkvist with the title character, Lisbeth Salander, a deeply troubled genius tormented by a terrible childhood, as they delve into the mystery of a missing girl whose disappearance leads them to a string of decades-old murders. The role of Lisbeth has not yet been cast. Directed by David Fincher, the film is due in theaters next year.

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Firemen dismantle cop car to save kitten This little kitty went home — but only after Vienna police and firefighters partially dismantled a police car to find it. The naughty feline first woke residents of a Vienna neighborhood with its desperate meowing, then kept police and firefighters busy for much of the night. She was found under the hood of a car but eluded her rescuers’ grasp. The kitten took cover under several other cars before seemingly disappearing — except for her meow. Firefighters and police finally struck paydirt after jacking up a police cruiser, then following the sound and tracing the wayward kitty to a small space inside the vehicle’s floor panel. But it took half an hour of elbow grease before the critter was nabbed and taken to an animal shelter. But not before having the last meow. “It bit my finger!” said firefighter Franz Zehetmeier, who finally collared the cat.

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Adderton also worked at CBS News, the Asbury Park (N.J.) P r e s s , Je t magazine, the Savannah (Ga.) MornDonald V. i n g News Adderton and the Sun Herald in Gulfport. Adderton was named editor of the Delta Democrat Times in May 2000. He was criticized by some black leaders in Mississippi because he opposed remov-

ing the Confederate battle emblem from the corner of the state flag. In 2001, state residents voted to keep the emblem, but opponents said the Confederate emblem was a symbol of the South’s bigoted past. “In a poor state like Mississippi, it is a waste of taxpayer money to spend $3 million on a flag referendum,” Adderton wrote in an editorial. “If we removed the Confederate emblem from the state flag, then how do we expunge the hatred in the hearts of those who champion its removal?”

Adderton left the Delta Democrat Times in 2004 to become assistant managing editor at the Hattiesburg American. In 2005, he left the Hattiesburg newspaper to become an assistant city editor and columnist for the Herald News in Passaic, N.J. Survivors include several cousins. The memorial service was set for this afternoon at Nesbitt Funeral Home in Englewood, N.J.

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Adams heirs skeptical about lost negatives claim BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It’s an antique collector’s dream: buying an old box at a garage sale and discovering it contains famous lost works worth a fortune. That’s what Rick Norsigian said happened to him. Ten years ago, the Fresno painter stumbled upon a trove of 65 old glass negatives that he says have been authenticated as the work of famed nature photographer Ansel Adams, possibly worth $200 million. “This is absolutely beyond what I thought,” the 64-yearold said at a press conference at a Beverly Hills art gallery Tuesday. “I’m very lucky.” Norsigian’s lawyer Arnold Peter said a team of experts who studied the negatives over the past six months concluded “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the photos were Adams’ early work, and they were believed to have been destroyed in a 1937 fire at his Yosemite National Park studio. “These photographs are really the missing link,” he said. “They really fill the void in Ansel Adams’ early career.” Adams is renown for his timeless black-and-white photographs of the American West, which were produced with darkroom techniques that heightened shadows and contrasts to create mood-filled landscape portraits. He died in 1984 at 82. His photographs today are widely reproduced on calendars, posters and in coffeetable books. His prints are coveted by collectors. Yosemite National Park fetched $722,500 for Ansel print “Clearing Winter Storm” at an auction last month in New York, a record for 20th century photography. Norsigian, who works for the Fresno Unified School District, is already planning to capitalize on his discovery. He’s set up a website to sell prints made from 17 negatives from $45 for a poster to $7,500 for a darkroom print with a certificate of authenticity. A documentary on his quest to have the negatives authenticated is in the works, as well as a touring exhibition that will debut at Fresno State University in October. Representatives of Adams, however, said they’re not buying Norsigian’s claims. “It’s an unfortunate fraud,” said Bill Turnage, managing director of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. “It’s very distressing.” Turnage said he’s consulting lawyers about possibly suing Norsigian for using a copyrighted name for commercial purposes. He described Norsigian as on an “obsessive quest.” “We’ve been deal-

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pictures of the same places Adams did in that era, he said. “There is no real hard evidence,” he said. “I’m skeptical.” Norsigian bought the negatives from a man who said he had purchased the box from a Los Angeles salvage ware-

house in the 1940s, bargaining the price down from $70 to $45. He saw they were of views of Yosemite but never suspected they might be Adams’ works until someone mentioned they resembled the famed photographer’s shots. “We got a laugh out of that,” Norsigian said.

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Detroit worries TV show will push ‘Murder City’ image DETROIT (AP) — Some Detroit City Council members say they’re concerned that an upcoming ABC Network drama will propagate a negative image of the city as dangerous and crime-ridden, and has asked the show’s producers to attend an upcoming council meeting to discuss it. “Detroit 1-8-7” — the title uses a former California police code for homicide — is set to begin in September. The show is shot from the perspective of a documentary film crew tasked with shadowing Detroit homicide detectives. The pilot episode was shot in Atlanta, but producers plan to shoot future episodes in and around Detroit. “The title itself is very negative — Detroit murder,” Councilman Kwame Kenyatta said Monday. “What they are using as a hook is Detroit as a murder capitol, where we manufacture murder as part of an assembly line.” Detroit earned the nickname “Murder City” after more than 700 homicides were committed there in 1974, and the city’s homicide and violent crime rates are routinely among the nation’s highest among large cities. During the 1970s and 1980s, the nation watched each year as arson fires lit up the night skies during the 3-day Halloween period known as “Devils’ Night.” Under Mayor Dave Bing, the city has pushed hard to bring down its rate of violent crimes, and last year the rate dipped slightly. But city leaders have a long way to go in reshaping Detroit’s image, and they weren’t helped by a May shooting in which a sleeping 7-yearold girl was killed by an officer’s bullet during a police raid on her home. That raid was captured by a camera crew filming for the A&E crime reality show, “The First 48.” Last week, Mayor Dave Bing forced Police Chief Warren Evans to resign after little more than a year on the job, in part because he was unhappy with the way Evans was pushing his own police reality show. In a promo for the show, which would have been titled “The Chief,” Evans was seen holding an assault rifle outside an abandoned train station. “It’s my job to keep the city safe. I’ll do whatever it takes,” Evans said in the clip.

Nigel Lythgoe might return to ‘Idol,’ source says LOS ANGELES (AP) — A familiar face might be on the verge of returning to “American Idol.” According to a person close to the show, “So You Think You Can Dance” judge Nigel Lythgoe is in talks to come back to Nigel Lythgoe Fox’s “American Idol” next season in the producing role he left two years ago. The person, who was not authorized to discuss the talks publicly, spoke Tuesday. The person said Lythgoe would return as a member of the “Idol” executive producing team to represent CKx Inc., the holding company of 19 Entertainment, co-producer of “American Idol.” Fox declined comment on Lythgoe’s possible return or whether his judging role on “So You Think You Can Dance,” which airs on Fox, would be affected. Lythgoe is co-creator and an executive producer of the dance contest. A spokesman for Lythgoe declined comment.


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Cancer victim shouldn’t waste time on mean Mom Dear Abby: My 89-yearold mother has always been difficult. She not only never loved me, she treated me as if she didn’t like me, either. She told me she didn’t send me a birthday card on my birthday last month because “What was it supposed to say — what a ‘wonderful’ person you are?” My children visibly winced when they heard her say it and worked extra-hard to make sure my day was special. Abby, I have cancer. My prognosis is questionable. I was supposed to have been dead seven years ago — but I’m managing. My problem is, I recently was told that my mother has been keeping in touch with a single friend of mine from years ago, and they are making plans for her to marry my husband when I die! A few other so-called “friends” are in on this. This last betrayal is incredibly hurtful. Where do I go from here? — J.C. in California



Dear J.C.: Where do you go from here? As far away from your toxic mother as possible — and on to a long, and hopefully complete, remission! Dear Abby: My daughter and 12-year-old grandson “Patrick” visit me on Sundays. Patrick watches TV in my office. I was recently looking at the history on my Web browser after he had been there, and I noticed that Patrick had been visiting free porn sites and chat rooms on my computer. I am disappointed that he has been looking at pornography and that he has put my computer at risk for viruses, etc. Should I talk to his parents? To him? Or should I ignore it and disable my computer


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Money issues could be your downfall at this time, such as being generous to those in need, but unrealistic as to how much giving is enough. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your conclusions on certain subjects could be as good as, or perhaps even better than, those of your peers. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Should someone who likes you invite you to participate in something fun, don’t take it upon yourself to bring along another who wasn’t included. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — By blending in with the group and not trying to run things, it’ll put everyone at ease and provide more fun for everybody. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Success could be denied you if you try to take on too many difficult or complicated assignments. Be realistic about how much you can accomplish. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Your peers will be receptive to your suggestions if they are presented in a friendly, constructive manner. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Be extra cautious about acting impulsively when handling your funds or commercial affairs. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — An important relationship could be put in jeopardy if you continuously insist upon having your own way. Not thinking about what the other party wants or feels might come off as being selfish. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Don’t put any conditions or strings on a favor you do for a friend. The minute you do, it no longer can be considered a good deed. It’ll fall in the category of being a pay transaction. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — If you find yourself in a position where a lot of peer pressure is being placed on you to do something you’d rather not, be firm and unyielding about not going along with the crowd. Be your own person. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Don’t bring office politics home and take them out on the family. Instead of getting your kin’s loving support and sympathy, you’ll only incite them to rise up against you. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Chances are it’ll prove to be counterproductive to play hard to get with someone you find to be very appealing. By being standoffish, you’ll lose out for sure. Be up front and let the person know you care.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Our grandparents recently came to live with our family. We are thrilled they are with us. But one problem has arisen. Our grandmother is a smoker and smokes almost two packs daily. She only smokes in her bedroom with the door closed, but we can smell it all over the house, even when she opens the bedroom window. My parents are concerned because of the secondhand smoke that is escaping throughout the entire house. My dad talked with Grandma about this. She said that secondhand smoke danger is only a myth put forth by “health nuts,” and if secondhand smoke was a health hazard, our grandfather (a nonsmoker) would have been dead a long time ago. If we can convince Grandma that secondhand smoke is a health hazard, then maybe she would smoke outside instead of in her bedroom. The reason our grandparents are living with us now is that granddad was injured in a fall that broke his hip and he is bedridden for sometime. Also, our grandparents own our house, but they never have mentioned it when we have voiced an opinion regarding her smoking. Are you a smoker? If so, do you smoke in your house? I’d also like to know if there are studies on the health hazards of people breathing secondhand smoke. — Nameless, Patterson, N.J. Nameless: Please show Grandmother the following letter. It would be wonderful if it inspires her to give up her bad habit. Dr. Wallace: I’d like to address this letter to all adults (including my mother and father and two older sisters) who smoke cigarettes in the family home. The Environmental Protection Agency conducted an extended study on secondhand smoke. The report stated that secondhand smoke is a carcinogen. It increases the risk of pneumonia and bronchitis in young people and kills about 3,000 nonsmokers every year because of lung cancer. Now that we are positive that secondhand smoke is a potential killer, I would hope that all smokers quit smoking immediately. If they can’t do it cold turkey, then they should get professional assistance to stop this expensive, nasty and deadly habit. Smokers used to say, “Don’t bug me about smoking. I’m only hurting myself, not you.” No longer is this true. Parents, you are all loved very much and we don’t want to lose you just because you have a smoking habit. And I know you don’t want to lose us because you have to satisfy a nicotine fit. Please allow love to overcome a smoking habit. Most smokers have said that they would like to stop smoking. What better time than today? — Lauren, Gary, Ind. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

when he visits? — Grandma on Alert Dear Grandma: You should do all three — so that Patrick’s parents can make certain that when he uses a computer at home he can be supervised. And if the parents haven’t yet had “the talk” with their son, suggest they place it at the top of their agenda. Dear Abby: I am 20, newly married and very happy with my new husband. I didn’t tell my father when I got married; he just found out. When I moved out four months ago to live with my fiance and his parents, I also didn’t tell Dad I was engaged. Dad called me to ask if it was true that I had gotten married. Of course I said yes, and he got very angry. He asked if I was pregnant and I told him no. Then he wished me luck with my husband, said we were on our own now, and he would be out of my life! Abby, I have always been a daddy’s girl. When it came

time to get married, I didn’t tell him because I knew he’d try to stop me. I love my father and don’t want him out of my life. What should I do? — Newlywed in Jackson, Mich. Dear Newlywed: Your father was extremely hurt by what you did. When a father loves his daughter, he looks forward to the day he will proudly walk her down the aisle, knowing the man she is marrying will be a stable partner. When you sneaked off, you took that away from him. He may also be upset that the young man you married isn’t financially independent. You owe your dad an apology. Write him a letter, explain why you did what you did and that you love him. It’s a step in the right direction.

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County. 601-218-8201 Mobile The contract timeOrchard for the Drive 103 Pear Sandra Hollingsworth Attorneys-in-fact who sign work included in this contract 1022 Monroe St. • Vicksburg, MS 39183-2552 or 601-415-5548 Bid Bonds or Payment REALTOR® is 601-636-3116 ninety (90) Calendar days. Bonds and Performance The Contract will be subject Bonds must file with each to liquidated damages of bond a certified and effective three hundred dollars dated copy of their power of attorney. ($300.00) per calendar day Proposals shall be submitted for each day in default after in duplicate, sealed and the stipulated completion deposited, with Warren ADVERTISEMENT ENDING HOMELESSLEGAL NOTICE IN THE CHANCERY date. The contract time will KEEP UP WITH all the SEALED BIDS for furnishing County prior to the hour and FOR BIDS NESS. WOMEN with chilThe Division of Public Safety COURT OF WARREN local news and sales...begin on the date specified Landscaping Supplies; date above designated. NOTICE TO dren or without are you in Planning, Office of Justice subscribe to The Vicksin the written Notice to COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Each bidder shall write his CONTRACTORS need of shelter? Mountain Programs is accepting Asphalt will be received in burg Post Today! Call Proceed. Certificate of Responsibility Sealed bids will be received of Faith Ministries/ Womrequests for proposals under the office of the City Clerk of RONALD GLEN POWERS 601-636-4545, number on the outside of the by the Board of Supervisors en's Restoration Shelter. the Enforcing Underage Plans, specifications, and AND MARY the City of Vicksburg, ask for Circulation. sealed envelope containing of Warren County, Certain restrictions apply, Drinking Laws Grant contract documents are on Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock ELIZABETH POWERS, his proposal. For bids less Mississippi, until 10:00 a.m., 601-661-8990. Life coachProgram. file and open to public a.m., Monday, August 16, MOTHER AND than $50,000, a Certificate of local time, August 27, 2010 ing available by appointProposals should focus on Runaway inspection at the office of the 2010. They will be publicly Responsibility number is not at the Warren County ment. education, prevention, public FATHER OF Are you 12 to 17? Chancery Clerk of Warren required. Bidder shall note Courthouse and shortly information and law opened and read aloud by Alone? Scared? CHRISTOPHER CHASE County. One (1) copy of the enforcement to decrease thereafter publicly opened for on the outside of the envethe Mayor and Aldermen of Call 601-634-0640 anyIs the one you POWERS, Plans, Specifications, and lope containing the bid that the construction of striping underage drinking in the City of Vicksburg in a time or 1-800-793-8266 the ibid is less than $50,000, Contract Documents may be Mississippi. for the following county DECEASED AND love Regular Board Meeting at We can help! CR No. not required. roads known as County A copy of the Request for procured upon payment of CAMERON hurting you? One child, 10:00 o'clock a.m., Project No. 75(306), 2010 Proposal (RFP) and ______________________ $100.00 (by check made ASHLEY POWERS, Call one day at a time. WARREN COUNTY applications packet will be Richard George, President Monday, August 16, 2010. payable to John E. McKee, SISTER OF STRIPING PROJECT: forwarded upon request. Warren County Board of Haven House Family Bidders are cautioned that Jr., Warren County Jeff Davis Road Requests should be made in Supervisors CHRISTOPHER CHASE the City Clerk does not Shelter Engineer) from John E. Redbone Road writing to Jacqueline Ledger, Publish: 7/28, 8/4(2t) receive the daily U.S. Mail on POWERS, DECEASED McKee, Jr., Warren County 601-638-0555 or Nailor Road Division of Public Safety PETITIONERS or before 9:00 a.m. Engineer, 901 Jackson Goodrum Road Planning, Office of Justice 1-800-898-0860 Bids will be time-stamped ADVERTISEMENT VS. Indiana Avenue Programs, 3750 I-55 North Street, Vicksburg, Services available to LOST A DOG? Old Highway 27 Frontage Road, Jackson, FOR BIDS upon receipt according to Mississippi 39180. The ALL KNOWN AND women & children who are Found a cat? Let The Culkin Road MS 39211 or by calling NOTICE TO City Clerk's time clock. payment is non-refundable. victims of UNKOWN HEIRS-AT-LAW Vicksburg Post help! *And other Roads as (601) 987-4990. CONTRACTORS Specifications and instrucEach bidder must deposit domestic violence and/or Run a FREE 3 day ad! OF CHRISTOPHER CHASE designated, including, but Publish: 7/22, 7/23, 7/26, Sealed bids will be received 601-636-SELL or e-mail tions for bidding are on file in POWERS, DECEASED with his proposal a Bid Bond homeless: Shelter, counnot limited to, Beechwood 7/28(4t) classifieds@vicksburg by the Board of Supervisors or Certified Check in an the office of the City Clerk, seling, group support. Road, Mallet Road and DEFENDANTS of Warren County, (Counseling available by amount equal to five percent second floor, City Hall, 1401 Dana Road. NO. 2010-257GN Mississippi, until 10:00 a.m., appt.) Bidders must be qualified (5%) of the total bid payable Walnut Street, corner LOST DOG! SUMMONS BY under Mississippi State law local time, August 27, 2010 to Warren County as bid Crawford and Walnut 8 MONTH OLD male and possess a Certificate of PUBLICATION at the Warren County security. The successful Streets, Vicksburg, Yorkie picked up from Zips Responsibility issued by the 2 ORANGE MALE kitCourthouse and shortly bidder shall furnish a STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Mississippi. on Highway 61 North. Discover a new world Mississippi State Board of tens, 2 Female tabby kitthereafter publicly opened for Performance Bond and a Please call to return: 601COUNTY OF WARREN The Mayor and Aldermen of Public Contractors. tens, 10 weeks old. Has to the construction of, base Payment Bond each in the 218-6235. the City of Vicksburg TO: All Known and Unknown The contract time for the go in pairs. 601-618-0877. of opportunity with repair, and asphalt overlay amount of 100% of the work included in this contract reserve the right to reject any Heirs and Wrongful Death is thirty (30) Calendar days. for the following county contract amount awarded. KEEP UP WITH all the loand all bids and to waive Beneficiaries of Christopher The Vicksburg Post The Contract will be subject CALL 601-636-SELL roads known as County Bidders shall also submit a cal news and sales...Subinformalities. Chase Powers, Deceased to liquidated damages of two AND PLACE Project No. 75(305), 2010 current financial statement if scribe to The Vicksburg /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. hundred dollars ($200.00) YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY. NOTICE TO DEFENDANT Post TODAY!! Call 601Classifieds. Warren County Paving requested by Warren Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City per calendar day for each 636-4545, Circulation. You have been made a Project: County. day in default after the Clerk Old Jackson Road Defendant in the Petition to Attorneys-in-fact who sign stipulated completion date. Publish: 7/28, 8/4(2t) Bid Bonds or Payment Newmans Road The contract time will begin Determine Heirship and for on the date specified in the Bonds and Performance Columbus Road Other Relief filed in this SEALED BIDS for written Notice to Proceed. Bonds must file with each Blossom Lane Court by Ronald Glen furnishing Police Uniforms; Plans, specifications, and bond a certified and effective Redbud Circle “Credit problems? Fire Department Uniforms Powers, Mary Elizabeth contract documents are on dated copy of their power of Cottonwood Place No problem!” will be received in the office Powers and Cameron Ashley file and open to public No way. The Federal attorney. Kirkland Road at the office of the of the City Clerk of the City Powers, Petitioners, seeking inspection Trade Commission says Proposals shall be submitted *And other Roads as Chancery Clerk of Warren of Vicksburg, Mississippi no company can legally determination of any and all in duplicate, sealed and designated, including, but County. One (1) copy of the until 9:00 o'clock a.m., remove accurate and timely known and unknown heirs Plans, Specifications, and deposited, with Warren not limited to, Poole Road, information from your credit Monday, August 16, 2010. Contract Documents may be County prior to the hour and and wrongful death benefiFreeman Road, Carver report. Learn about managThey will be publicly opened procured upon payment of date above designated. Drive, Judson Circle, ing credit and debt at and read aloud by the Mayor ciaries of Christopher Chase $100.00 (by check made Each bidder shall write his Tiffintown Road and Powers, Deceased. Defenpayable to John E. McKee, and Aldermen of the City of A message from Certificate of Responsibility Nailor Road. Jr., Warren County dants other than you in this Vicksburg in a Regular The Vicksburg Post number on the outside of the Bidders must be qualified Engineer) from John E. Board Meeting at 10:00 action are: none. and the FTC. sealed envelope containing McKee, Jr., Warren County under Mississippi State law o'clock a.m., Monday, You are summoned to apEngineer, 901 Jackson his proposal. For bids less GENERAL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR and possess a Certificate of August 16, 2010. pear and defend said Street, Vicksburg, than $50,000, a Certificate of Center For Responsibility issued by the Bidders are cautioned that Mississippi 39180. The Petition 10:30 o'clock a.m. Responsibility number is not Pregnancy Choices Mississippi State Board of the City Clerk does not payment is non-refundable. required. Bidder shall note Public Contractors. Free Pregnancy Tests Anderson-Tully is currently accepting Each bidder must deposit receive the daily U.S. Mail on on the 8th of September, on the outside of the enve(non-medical facility) The contract time for the with his proposal a Bid Bond or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will 2010, in the Warren County applications for a · Education on All work included in this contract lope containing the bid that or Certified Check in an Courthouse in Vicksburg, be time-stamped upon the ibid is less than $50,000, Options amount equal to five percent is ninety (90) Calendar days. General Equipment Operator. MIssissippi, and in case of receipt according to City (5%) of the total bid payable CR No. not required. · Confidential CounThe Contract will be subject Clerk's time clock. your failure to appear and to Warren County as bid _______________________ seling to liquidated damages of Specifications and defend a judgment will be security. The successful Richard George, President Call 601-638-2778 three hundred dollars Applicants MUST meet the following instructions for bidding are bidder shall furnish a entered as requested by Warren County Board of for appt ($300.00) per calendar day Performance Bond and a on file in the office of the City the Petitioner. requirements: Supervisors www.vicksburgpregnanfor each day in default after Payment Bond each in the Clerk, second floor, City Hall, You are not required to file Publish: 7/28, 8/4(2t) the stipulated completion amount of 100% of the • Ability to run a Prentice Loader 1401 Walnut Street, corner an answer or other pleading contract amount awarded. date. The contract time will Crawford and Walnut Bidders shall also submit a • Ability to run a Log Fork begin on the date specified but you may do so if you Streets, Vicksburg, current financial statement Don’t miss a day of in the written Notice to desire. • Ability to identify various log species Mississippi. if requested by Warren Proceed. The Vicksburg Post! Issued under my hand and The Mayor and Aldermen of County. • Must have VALID CDL Plans, specifications, and Attorneys-in-fact who sign the City of Vicksburg the seal of said Court, this Our ePost now contract documents are on Bid Bonds or Payment reserve the right to reject any the 16th day of July, 2010. COMPUTER GRAPHICS DESIGNER available! Bonds and Performance file and open to public and all bids and to waive Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk Bonds must file with each Call 601-636-4545 Please direct all questions inspection at the office of the should have good informalities. Qualified applicant Warren County, Mississippi bond a certified and effective Chancery Clerk of Warren Circulation, for details! /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. and / or resumes to: dated copy of their power of (SEAL) County.grammar One (1) copyskills, of the experience with Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City attorney. BY: /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. ChrisB@AndersonTully.Com Plans, Specifications, and Proposals shall be submitted Clerk MacIntosh ad layout and Contract Documentscomputers, may be Publish: 7/21, 7/28, 8/4(3t) in duplicate, sealed and Publish: 7/28, 8/4(2t) 601-629-6787 procured upon payment of deposited, with Warren design. Knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, County prior to the hour and $100.00 (by check made TOPIC -PUBLIC date above designated. payable John E. McKee, COMMENTS ON SOCIAL Adobeto InDesign. Responsibilities include Each bidder shall write his Jr., Warren County SERVICES BLOCK GRANT Certificate of Responsibility Engineer) from John E. Jackson, Mississippi - The creating and composing advertisements number on the outside of the McKee, Jr., Warren County Mississippi Department of sealed envelope containing to customer A M I k i d s - N o r t h e a s t L A is seeking t w o DFor r i v ebids r s. Job Human Services is inviting Engineer, 901 Jacksonspecifications. Must be his proposal. less public comments on its Summary: Responsible for transporting students to and from Street, Vicksburg, than $50,000, a Certificate of creative, self-motivated, administration of the Social is not the Institute and its activities inResponsibility a safe, timely,number and profesMississippi 39180.organized, The required. Bidder shall note Services Block Grant sional manner, ensures proper supervision of students, payment is non-refundable. able to meet deadlines. onall the outside vehicles of the enveProgram. The deadline for administers the maintenance of assigned and Each bidder must deposit lope containing the bid that submitting comments is ensures safe operating conditions, other duties as assigned. with his proposal a Bid Bond the ibid is less than $50,000, August 13, 2010. or Certified CheckSend in an resumes to: Education Requirement: High school diploma or equivalent. CR No. not required. Mississippians wishing to amount equal to five percent Current state driver’s license, current motor vehicle report, Dept. 3731 ______________________ offer input on issues and Richard (5%) of the total bid payable satisfactory criminal background check George, and drugPresident screening concerns regarding social The Vicksburg Post Warren County to Warren County as bid n Board P o w eof ll required. Please submit resume to KarVan services provided by the Supervisors security. The successful n o r t h e a s t l a e d @ a m i k i d s . o r g o r P.O. 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Ask the Guys Dear Classified Guys, When my ten-year-old son wanted to go camping, I told my husband we would need to buy a tent for the family. Wanting to be a "macho" guy, he bought a 10-foot pop-up camper through the classifieds and had the seller drop it off at our house. I was quite surprised to see it in the driveway, but not as surprised as my husband was when he realized we didn't own a car with a hitch! Since he isn't very mechanically inclined, maybe you can tell me how to go about getting a hitch added to one of our cars? And hurry please! My son is begging us for a trip next weekend.

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trip might be in the driveway. Carry: Although, if you never camped in a pop-up camper before, that may be a good idea. Before you take your camper for a long trip, it's a good idea to sleep in it overnight at your house to make sure everything works. Cash: The last thing you need is to be miles from home only to realize the appliances don't work. Carry: Or worse, the toilet! Cash: As for the hitch, you need to

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read your car's manual to see if a towing package can be added to the vehicle. Most mid-size cars, pick-up trucks and SUV's can accommodate a hitch very easily. However if you have a small economy car, the towing capacity may be limited. Carry: Once you determine if your car will accommodate a hitch, you have two options. You can mount the hitch yourself or have your dealership or mechanic do it for you. Cash: If you choose to do it yourself, you'll need a hitch and wiring harness that are designed to fit your car. Most automotive stores can help you find the

correct parts to fit your make and model. It's also possible to find hitches for sale in the classifieds, but it's important to know the exact parts you need for your vehicle before buying anything. Carry: Since your husband seems to be mechanically challenged, it may be a good idea to have the hitch professionally installed. Contact your local mechanic or dealership to have them help you with parts or installation. Cash: With any luck, you could have a hitch installed just in time for your camping trip. And with your husband's "macho" enthusiasm, you should have one big campfire!

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If you're looking for a good campground on your next trip, you have a lot of choices. According to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, there are over 16,000 public and private campgrounds nationwide. And if you're not in the mood to "rough-it", consider one of the newer luxury campsites. Some of these feature marble floored bathhouses, room service to your tent or wireless internet for your laptop. It could be so cozy that you may not want to go home.

As a state trooper I am often the first one to arrive after an auto accident. Last week I was dispatched to the scene of an accident where a gentleman ran off the road into a guardrail. Upon arriving, I realized the accident was more involved and included a camper trailer that crashed into the embankment as well. The gentleman driving explained that he was completely surprised when he saw the camper trailer pass him on the road. "What was so surprising about it?" I asked him. Still dazed from the accident, he replied, "I was towing that camper!"

Bug Off Nothing can ruin a beautiful night of camping like a campsite full of mosquitoes. Despite your best efforts to hide, they always seem to find you. It's not your perfume though. Mosquitoes find you by sensing the carbon dioxide and lactic acid emitted from your body, from distances as far as 100 feet away. They are also very efficient at detecting heat and can zero in on any warm-blooded creature once they get close enough. So remember to bring a good mosquito repellant on your next camping trip. •


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• CLASSIFIEDS • 601-636-7355 • •

The Vicksburg Post

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

24. Business Services

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

ALPHA CLEANS WINDOWS, gutters. Interior, exterior painting. Repairs, remodeling. 601-636-5883.

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

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

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

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. LAWN AND TREE services, free estimates. Yard clean up, grass, tree cutting, reasonable prices. Ronny 601-831-6083. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

25. Wanted To Rent 18. Miscellaneous For Sale

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

2001 28 foot Fifth wheel camper, $7,800. 2005 3130 Kubota tractor, 4x4, bush hog, $11,000. 601-618-1716.

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

2002 FLEETWOOD 30 foot travel trailer. Fully self contained. Never been smoked in. $4,350 or best offer. 601-661-0093. 5300 KODAK EASY Share printer, brand new, still in box, $80. 3000J Lenovo business computer, XP 1GB memory with speakers, used 1 month, $450. 601-634-6121, leave message. CAPTAIN JACK'S SHRIMP Special! Frozen, headless, 5 pounds$24.99. Also Froglegs, Alligator, Crawfish Tails. Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 601-638-7001. COLEMAN 21 GALLON air compressor, $175. CST/BERGER transit with tripod and leveling rod, Great condition. $235, GRACO magnum pro X9 spray rig with two guns $750. 601-415-3847. DEER PROCESSING EQUIPMENT. Everything you need to get started. $23,000 or best offer. Will not separate. 601-529-8702. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department.

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

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

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

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

19. Garage & Yard Sales MOVING SALE, 4518 Haley's Point, road by Battlefield Inn, Thursday, Friday, 8am-6pm, everything's a dollar! Microwave, shoes, clothes, whatnots, furniture, toys, ecetera. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

22. Musical Instruments

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

1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-1746. 1001 ½ FIRST EAST. 1 bedroom, appliances furnished, $325 monthly, $200 deposit required. 601-6388295.

30. Houses For Rent

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

1318 SPRING STREET. 3 bedroom, no appliances. $425 monthly, $200 deposit required. 601-638-8295.

1 OR 2 BEDROOMS. Refrigerator, stove, water. Downtown. $450 monthly, deposit required. 601-218-3835, 601661-8999.

2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. 1214 Main Street, central air/ heat. $495 plus deposit. 601-631-4755.

YAMAHA TRUMPET. EXCELLENT condition, school approved. $275. 601-636-2803.

24. Business Services

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

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

Downtown location. Overlooks Washington Street. Great Location! Deposit Required. 601-638-5943, 662873-4236, 662-873-2878. WEEKLY RATE: $80. MONTHLY RATE: $320. NO deposit required. Completely furnished with bed and TV. All utilities paid with central heat and air.

(601)738-0884 (601)663-6587

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce



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


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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

2 BED, 1 BATH, Grange Hall Road. Application, deposit required. Call 601831-4833.



28. Furnished Apartments

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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

1 BEDROOM. FURNISHED, with utilities, washer/ dryer, wireless internet, cable, garage. $200 weekly. 601-638-1746. CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747. EXCELLENT IN-TOWN location. 1 bedroom furnished, private parking, deposit and references required. $450 monthly. 601-218-6208. FURNISHED 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, washer, dryer, $525 monthly, deposit. Downtown area. 601-218-3835. NEWLY RENOVATED. Completely furnished corporate apartment. All utilities provided including cable and internet. Laundry room, courtyard, security entrance. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386. PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com 601-874-1116.


29. Unfurnished Apartments


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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg


2000 DOUBLE WIDE 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1 acre, quiet neighborhood in county, Bovina School District. $65,000. 601-218-3053, 601-218-5894. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. $625 monthly, $400 deposit, Section 8 welcome. Cooper Lighting area. 303587-0687.

33. Commercial Property

✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰ Office or Retail Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Great Location! Easy Access! High Visability!

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent


34. Houses For Sale

780 Hwy 61 North

Call for Details


Classifieds Really Work!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


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


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

302 NEWIT VICK 4 BR, 2 BA. Privacy fenced yard w/ patio. Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Rip Hoxie, Land Pro....601-260-9149 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI

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 Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Rick McAllister..601-218-1150 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211





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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments No Utility Deposit Required

Downtown Convenience •

• 1 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bath

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065


Utilities Paid •

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.


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

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

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

1911 Mission 66

Member FDIC

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

Big River Realty

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

2150 South Frontage Road

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

34. Houses For Sale

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

Malone Home Improvements Honest Work for an Honest Price •Vinyl siding •Sheetrock •Additions •Decks •Metal/Shingle roofs •Ceramic/ Laminate Flooring •And More Ronnie Malone Free Estimates

1605 MARTIN LUTHER KING, 4 bedroom, 2 bath, living, dinning room, 318341-9723, 318-574-1949. 5455 FISHER FERRY Road. 3 bedroom 2 bath house. No pets, no smoking. $900. 601-638-3211.

27. Rooms For Rent



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

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

CLARINET. SCHOOL APPROVED, great condition. $500. 601-301-0459. LUDWIG BELLS. SCHOOL approved, excellent condition. $650. 601-415-3847.


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

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

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 LARGE HOUSE ,BARN 8+ Acres. Easy access to I20 Richmond Louisiana area $90,000 as is. Country living. 601-619-7771 before 9pm.

169 Shell Beach Eagle Lake, 3/2, 2275 SF, 210’ lake frontage, large boat launch, 175’ pier, 12x65 screened porch, boat/jet ski lift, large master BR w/ whirlpool tub. $325,000 Call Bette Paul Warner, 601-218-1800, McMillin Real Estate

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

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment 1949 8N FORD TRACTOR, 2 bottom breaken plow. 601-638-5397.

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


Gary’s Cars Hwy 61 South


For pre-approval

Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Bradford Ridge Apartments Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety.

601-638-1102 * 601-415-3333

Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet.

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

415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd



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