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WASHINGTON — The House approved emergency legislation Friday night to avoid an unprecedented government default, and the Senate scuttled it less than two hours later. The final outcome — with the White House and Senate
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Democrats calling anew for compromise while criticizing Republicans as Tuesday’s deadline drew near — was anything but certain. “We are almost out of time” for a compromise, warned President Barack Obama as U.S. financial markets trembled at the prospect of economic chaos next week. On
Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was down for a sixth straight session. The House vote was 218210, almost entirely along party lines, on a Republican-drafted bill to provide a quick $900 billion increase in U.S. borrowing authority — essential to allow the government to continue paying
all its bills — along with $917 billion in cuts from federal spending. It had been rewritten hastily overnight to say that before any additional increase in the debt limit could take place, Congress must approve a balanced budget-amendment to the Constitution and send it to
the states for ratification. That marked a concession to tea party-backed conservatives and others in the rank and file who had thwarted House Speaker John Boehner’s attempt to pass the bill Thursday night. “Today we have a chance to end this debt limit crisis,” See Debt, Page A10.
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Winifred Gene Allen is escorted Friday from the Warren County Jail to the Warren County Courthouse by Deputy Edmond Gibbs.
County man will be tried for son’s death
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TODAY IN HISTORY 1619: The first representative assembly in America convenes in Jamestown in the Virginia Colony. 1729: Baltimore, Md. is founded. 1864: During the Civil War, Union forces try to take Petersburg, Va., by exploding a gunpowder-filled mine under Confederate defense lines; the attack fails. 1942: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill creating a women’s auxiliary agency in the Navy known as “Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service” — WAVES for short. 1956: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a measure making “In God We Trust” the national motto, replacing “E Pluribus Unum” (“Out of many, one”). 1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the Medicare bill, which goes into effect the following year.
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Maranath Sanders tries a pair of shorts up for size for her son, Eliot, 6, at The Children’s Place Friday night.
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aim of easing the financial burden of buying uniforms, which many schools, including in Vicksburg, require. The waiver only applies to clothing and Shoppers were out and about in Vicksshoes. Accessories, jewelry, backpacks burg Friday night as the state’s thirdand computers are ineligible. A complete annual no-tax weekend began. list of items is on the Mississippi Depart“It’s very helpful because money is so ment of Revenue’s website, www.dor. tight these days,” said Maranath Sandms.gov. ers, who was browsMany retailers ing The Children’s are offering disPlace at the OutThe waiver ends at midnight tonight. counts with the lets at Vicksburg A complete list of items is on the Miswaiver. for school uniforms sissippi Department of Revenue’s web“I put signs and and church clothes site, www.dor.ms.gov. balloons out and for her two children, try to make it excitEliot, 6, and Paisley, ing,” said JCPenney manager Jeremy 2. “It’s getting harder and harder.” Russell. “The holiday definitely helps The two-day, no-tax holiday ends with drawing people out. We do more tonight at midnight. Merchants across on this tax-free holiday than on typical Vicksburg opened early and will stay open later for the holiday that waives the holidays.” Russell said he’d seen more customers 7 percent tax on clothing and shoes each this year at the store in the Vicksburg valued at less than $100. Mall. For example, a $20 shirt would norDelilah Spriggs, assistant manager mally have a 7 percent sales tax, or $1.40, of The Children’s Place, said her shop tagged on. During the no-tax weekend, stocked up on school uniforms. the $1.40 is waived. The no-tax holiday was passed by the See Tax-free, Page A10. Mississippi Legislature in 2009 with the
A Warren County man accused of shooting and killing his son was arraigned in Warren County Circuit Court Friday after being indicted for murder this week by the grand jury. Winifred Gene Allen, 64, 2255 Freetown Road, is accused of the May 26 death of Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Allen, who was 36 and lived at 1626 Broadhill Drive. Allen’s defense attorney, Eugene Perrier, entered a not guilty plea before presiding Judge Isadore Patrick. Allen’s trial was set for Feb. 27. Investigators said the father and son had been arguing and had exchanged a series of heated text messages the day of the shooting. They said Jerry Allen drove to 1254 Dillon Ridge Road, where Winifred Allen was visiting friends, and had just stepped out of his vehicle to confront his father when he was shot multiple times. Winifred Allen was arrested at the site, and since has been held on a $150,000 bond in the Warren County Jail. Perrier asked Patrick for a bond reduction, which Patrick said he would consider at a hearing Aug. 12. See Grand jury, Page A9.
Grand jurors urge input on new jail By Pamela Hitchins
The Warren County Grand Jury has again placed the condition of the local jail at the top of its list of concerns. Jurors, convened this week by presiding Judge Isadore Patrick, echoed the primary concern of nearly every grand jury that has served in the last five years. “As in the past,” they wrote in their report, “the issue concerning the conditions of our jail facility was discussed. We are concerned with the health and safety of the workers and the condition of the jail and courthouse.” While they noted that the Warren County Board of Supervisors is “proceeding with diligence” to make decisions about a new jail, the grand jury expressed its concern that “the anticipated cost and design of See Report, Page A9.
County aims to bolster reserves in new budget year By Danny Barrett Jr. email@example.com Costs for defending indigent clients in Warren County’s legal system are on pace to rise once the fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and officials say that will hinder balancing the upcoming budget and funding pay raises and new positions.
Figures presented during budget talks Friday showed bills to the county for defendants in circuit, justice and youth courts who claimed they could not afford a lawyer could reach $321,000 this year, roughly $20,000 more than what supervisors had planned when the current budget was worked out nearly 11 months ago. That
total is down from a high of $500,000 in 2009. At the core of the board’s budget talks is building up a $2.185 million cash reserve. “Are you asking for a decision of some sort?” District 4 Supervisor Bill Lauderdale asked County Administrator John Smith as the board pondered a working draft outlining $14.7 in spending and
$14.6 in revenue. “Or are you just telling us where we’re at?” Car-tag fees the county receives from the state are an unknown on the draft budget, and real and personal property values fell 1 percent this year, creating a $44,441 shortfall. Assessments from public utilities are expected in August
and the Vicksburg Warren School District has assured supervisors it won’t ask for more funds. “All I’ll tell you is I don’t think it’s a good idea to rely on the other revenue to help pay for requested expenses,” Smith said. “If you’re going to do it, you’re going to have See County, Page A10.
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thanks & appreciation Coach beaming with pride Being a native son of Vicksburg, a product of the Vicksburg school system, a proud graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School’s Buccaneer Class of 1970 and a 1974 Alcorn State University Braves graduate, I would like to say thank you to the community of Vicksburg, Warren County and all those friends of Vicksburg High School for coming together and sending our kids to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Mel Kiper Jr. 7 on 7 National Passing League Championship. There are so many negative things happening in this world, that it is a pleasant change to be able to thank a community — my community — for all the support shown to our children. I have taught and coached in this community for 36 years and, as I approach my last year of coaching the fighting VHS Gators, I want this community to know that I am proud and blessed to be a part of the Vicksburg-Warren community. Thank you again and may God continue to bless each and every one of you. Alonzo Stevens VHS head football coach A Buccaneer, Brave and Gator forever
Generosity made an impact Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your support and generous donations.
Thanks to the many donors and supporters, the VHS 7 on 7 football team was able to make the trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the Mel Kiper Jr. National Passing League Championship. We got the chance to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity because of you. We played teams from Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Iowa. We won three games in the series and enjoyed the sights of Washington, D.C. We took a picture with U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Your donations played an integral part in our trip to Washington, D.C. Again, thank you for your generous support and donations. Booster Club Vicksburg High School
Camp sparked child’s interest Thank you to the staff in charge of the Junior Ranger Summer Camp at the Vicksburg National Military Park. Melissa Perez, with help from Lindsay Smith, Shannon Howell and others, did a fantastic job. I cannot express how impressed I was. My child learned about the Civil War, toured the park and museums and hopped on a boat down the river. He made some lifelong memories. It is indeed the highlight of his summer, and I am so grateful that he had the opportunity to attend. I hope
this camp will return. With limited spots, names are drawn to participate in the camp. I wish local businesses would support the camp and perhaps they could expand its availability. Thanks again, VNMP, for sparking a love for history in my child. Polly Tribble Vicksburg
Class can’t wait ’til the 50th A class reunion is an event that allows people to come together and reminiscence about old times. For classmates who have left Vicksburg, the reunion is also like a homecoming. Recently, the Rosa A. Temple Class of 1966 had their 45th reunion in Vicksburg. The committee members would like to thank the following for their assistance: Vicksburg Convention Center, Mount Calvary M.B. Church, Rainbow Casino, Doris Walker, Marlena Walker Bolls, former Mayor Robert M. Walker for his encouraging words, Mr. Bee One Man Band, class members of 1966 and our former teachers and counselors. Because of your help, our reunion was truly a success. We are already looking forward to our fabulous 50th year reunion. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1966 Eugene Durman Chairman
community calendar PUBLIC PROGRAMS “Gold in the Hills” — 7:30 tonight; $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger; Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601636-0471. Back-to-School Bash — Noon-4 today; City Park Pavilion; hosted by Calvary M.B., Bingham Memorial, Trinity Temple and Temple of Empowerment; 601-896-1875. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, music by Desperados; donations appreciated. Free Hank Jones Birthday Concert — 7-9 p.m. Sunday; Coral Room at The Vicksburg, 801 Clay St.; The Ron Myers Group, London Branch, Jim Pickens, others; donations appreciated, cash bar; hosted by Vicksburg Heritage League and Vicksburg Blues Society; Shirley Waring, 601-634-6179. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-415-1742; evening, Joseph P., 601-278-1808; Jackie G., 601-636-8739. Warren Central High Freshmen — Orientation, 6 p.m. Monday. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. River City Mended Hearts — 5 p.m. Tuesday; Sondra Williams, Hospice and Homecare; One Voice, singing group; River Region Medical Center. Prime Time After School Program — Offered in five elementary schools until 6 p.m. daily; registration info at Purks YMCA, 267 YMCA Place; early registration encouraged.
VSO Soccer — Registration ends Aug. 20; forms at Just Duett and Sports Center or www.vsosoccer.org; ages 3-18; games at Bovina fields. Master Clothing Volunteers Conference — 1-6 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday; Warren County Extension Service; $15 per day; Linda Jackson, 601-636-4446.
churches Youth Crusade — Free community outreach event, 9-1 today; games, food; Vicksburg Junior High football field.; Travelers Rest Baptist youths. Taking It Back Outreach Ministry Thrift Store — 8-5 today; school uniforms; 1314 Fillmore St.; 601-638-0794. Pleasant Green Baptist — Business meeting, 1 today; 817 Bowman St. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Usher program 5 tonight; the Rev. Joe Harris, speaker; the Rev. E.E. Gibbs, pastor; 2528 N. Washington St. St. Luke Freewill Baptist — Musical, 5:30 tonight; the Rev. Billy Bennett Jr., pastor; 707 Pierce St. Travelers Rest Baptist — Enrollment for Travelers Rest Christian Academy and Day Care Learning Center, open enrollment Monday-Friday; 601-636-3712 or 601-6363650; 718 Bowmar Ave. Mount Alban M.B. — Revival, 7 p.m. Monday-Friday; the Rev. Walter Weatherby, evangelist; the Rev. Henry L. Taylor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road. Calvary M.B. — Church Growth Conference, TuesdayThursday; 6 p.m., classes for church growth, discipleship, partnering with pastor and youth empowerment for ages 4-17; 7, worship with the Rev. Larry Jointer of Brookhaven;
406 Klein St. House of Peace — Back-toSchool Giveaway, 6 p.m. Tuesday; children must attend service to receive supplies; Linda Sweezer, pastor; 601630-3362. Greater Grove Street M.B. — All ministries in-house workshop, 7 p.m. Wednesday; the Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher, pastor; 2715 Alcorn Drive.
CLUBs American Legion Post 213 — 9 until tonight; DJ Jamal Lee; 9 p.m. Sunday; DJ “Horseman” Mitchell; $3 single, $5 couple; The Hut. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1967 Reunion — 5 p.m. Sunday, planning meeting; King Solomon Baptist Church, 1409 Farmer St. Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary — Noon Monday; lunch, $6; members asked to bring school supplies; guests welcome; volunteers needed to pack book bags after meeting; 530 Mission 66. Vicksburg Association of Marketing Professionals — Noon Tuesday; Mandi Stanley, certified speaking professional; Ameristar’s Heritage Buffet. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon
Misty Newton drops money into a Salvation Army kettle while volunteers Catherine Bolden and granddaughter Armani Johnson, 11, man a back-to-school donation drive Friday night at Walmart. The Salvation Army is hoping to pack 300 backpacks with school supplies. Volunteers will be at Walmart again today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Public school, Porters Chapel, Travelers Rest and Agape Montessori students start classes Aug. 8. Vicksburg Catholic School’s first day is Aug. 10, and Vicksburg Community School’s is Aug. 15.
Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Lester Spell, state agriculture commissioner, speaker.
BENEFITS Pool Tournament — Today; 10, registration; noon, tournament; $15 entry fee; 10 a.m., bake sale; noon-2, red beans and rice; silent auction; 601638-3004; Big Bucks BBQ, 423 Old Mississippi 3, Redwood; for J.L. Hall family. Red Carpet Classic Auto and Bike Show — Sept. 16, Cruise In at Sonic, 3101 Halls Ferry Road; Sept. 17; registration 8-11 a.m.; bike poker run: first bike out 10 a.m.; for Haven House Family Shelter.
from staff reports
Work will close 467 at Edwards Mississippi 476 at Edwards will be closed Sunday and Monday for road work, the Mississippi Department of Transportation said Friday. The stretch will be closed so Kansas City Southern can make repairs to a railroad crossing. This closure will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday and end Monday afternoon.
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2nd person charged in south county burglaries A second arrest has been made in residential burglaries reported earlier this month in south Warren County. Jarrad L. Williams, 18, 1201 Farmer St., was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sheriff Martin Pace said. Mark Carver, 23, 162 Elizabeth Circle, was arrested Tuesday. Both are charged with six counts of residential burglaries and six counts of grand larceny. Williams and Carver are accused of taking electronics, jewelry and guns from two homes on Campbell Swamp Road on July 12 and 17; from a home on Jeff Davis Road on July 17; a home on Ring Road July 18; a home on Fisher Ferry Road July 21 and a home on Redbone Road July 21. Video surveillance at a local business showed Carver and Williams selling the items, Pace said. Carver has been in the Warren County Jail on a $15,000 bond. Williams was being held without bond. Pace said some of the stolen items have been recovered. The sheriff anticipates other arrests will be made.
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Flood sightseers didn’t drop cash in city, tourism boss says ‘Activity was dismal for May and June. A lot of people visited Vicksburg in May, but they didn’t stop at the visitor centers. They went right to the river to watch history in the making.’
By John Surratt email@example.com Sightseers visited Vicksburg in May to see the swollen Mississippi River reach record flood levels, but their presence didn’t translate into tourism dollars, the director of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau said. “Activity was dismal for May and June,” Bill Seratt told the VCVB board during its Thursday meeting. “A lot of people visited Vicksburg in May, but they didn’t stop at the visitor centers. They went right to the river to watch history in the making.” And most of the people watching that history, he said, “didn’t eat meals here and didn’t stay at the hotels.” People from across Mississippi, Louisiana and other southern states, as well as the national news media, flocked to Vicksburg in mid-May as the Mississippi rose to a historic 57.1 feet, 14.1 feet above flood stage, and 1.3 feet above the Great Flood of 1927. Photographs and video of the former Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Depot on Levee Street surrounded by flood waters were seen nationally. The flooded depot
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A crowd gathers to look at the floodwater surrounding the Levee Street depot in May. also served as the backdrop for several national daily television news programs. According to monthly reports from Smith Travel Research, which tracks hotel attendance, Vicksburg’s hotel occupancy rate for May was 60.4 percent, down 11 percent
from the May 2010 rate of 67.8 percent. June’s rate was 68.6 percent, up 10.2 percent from 62.3 percent in June 2010. The VCVB is funded by a 1 percent tax levied on area hotel, motel and bed and breakfast stays, and food and beverage purchases at bars and res-
Edwin Edwards weds
Bride’s dress ‘Italian silk, with a Cajun twist,’ former Louisiana governor, convict quips NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Colorful former Gov. Edwin Edwards, who turns 84 next month, on Friday married a 32-year-old woman who befriended him during his federal prison sentence for bribery and extortion. Edwards, a Democrat who served four terms as governor in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, did most of the talking after he and bride Trina Grimes Scott emerged from an elevator at the Monteleone Hotel in the French Quarter. “People who don’t know me don’t know what a wonderful, pleasant, modest fellow I am,” Edwards said when asked how a man his age managed to land a much-younger wife. He also told reporters how Grimes, who started writing him letters while he was in prison, visited him there regularly on weekends and holidays in recent years. “The prison was in love with her — they used to watch her walk across the parking lot,” Edwards said, laughing. “They made me the camp hero.” The two have not talked about what prompted her to choose him as a pen pal. Edwards spent eight years in federal prison for his role in a bribery and extortion scheme to rig riverboat casino licenses during his fourth term in the early 1990s. In July, he completed six months of home detention and regular reporting to a Baton Rouge halfway house. Grimes became Edwards’ third wife in what the governor said was a small, private ceremony Friday at the hotel, with a few friends and family in attendance. “It’s great; I’m very happy,” the bride told reporters. She has posted wedding updates on her Facebook page, which
taurants in Vicksburg. According to Mississippi Department of Revenue statistics, May revenue from the special tax totaled $83,576, 2 percent less than May 2010’s total of $85,438. The June total will not be available until August.
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Court: Eminent domain may go on Nov. 8 ballot JACKSON — A judge has ruled that an initiative to restrict eminent domain can go on the Mississippi ballot this November. Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd said Friday the proposal does not conflict with the state constitution’s bill of rights. Republican Gov. Haley Barbour opposes eminent domain restrictions. Mississippi Development Authority director Leland Speed was acting as a private citizen when he filed a lawsuit seeking to block the proposed amendment to the state constitution. Speed said it would hurt job creation.
High court ignores candidate’s appeal
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Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards kisses his bride, Trina Grimes Scott, after their wedding Friday. does not list an occupation. Edwards wore a blue suit, while his new wife wore a cream-colored, knee-length, strapless dress. A reporter asked what the dress was made of and she said she didn’t know. Edwards, born and raised in Louisiana’s Cajun country, quipped: “It’s Italian silk, with a Cajun twist.” After posing for pictures, the couple walked around the block to Galatoire’s Restaurant on Bourbon Street. They were followed by a small parade of reporters, photographers, and an entourage that included state
Supreme Court Justice Catherine Kimball, who performed the ceremony, and her husband, former state Rep. Clyde Kimball. Edwards, who also served in Congress, brought charisma and power to state politics. Though frequently criticized in the press for his link to a Korean rice scandal early in his congressional career, his strong hand in deal-making with legislators as governor and his leadership in the push to legalize gambling in the ‘90s, Edwards built a reputation for being able to broker coalitions of urban and rural constituencies.
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JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Shawn O’Hara of Hattiesburg, who wants to run for two statewide offices in the 2011 election. In March, the state Democratic Party executive committee refused to allow O’Hara’s name on the primary ballot Tuesday in the state treasurer’s race. O’Hara had filed to run for Mississippi treasurer as a Democrat and for governor in the general election as a Reform Party candidate. State law says a candidate may run for only one statewide office at a time. A Hinds County judge this month threw out O’Hara’s complaint. The Supreme Court on Friday denied O’Hara’s petition.
Despite the drop in May, Seratt said, tax revenue is up from last year. He said the visitor centers reported 2,964 visitors in May, which was about half the 5,903 people who stopped at the centers in May 2010. He said nine bus tours canceled visits because of the flood. He said 3,406 people visited the centers in June, 2,380 less than the 5,786 people who stopped in June 2010. “We answered a lot of phone calls about the flood from people wanting to visit and from the media,” Seratt said. “We told people the city was not underwater. We put ‘Vicksburg is open for business’ on our website.” “People didn’t come here because they were scared,” board member Willie Glasper said. “They saw the way the national media portrayed our area. The depot was used as a
water mark.” “They (the national media) never got past the water to say, ‘They’re in the hills,’ ” board member Betty Bullard added. In other action, the board: • Approved the financial reports for May and June. • Approved Seratt’s comments and department reports. • Tabled a request from the Riverfest Board of Directors for a $25,000 sponsorship for the event’s 25th anniversary. Riverfest board president Katrina Shirley said the sponsorship is divided into $15,000 for advertising and a one-time $10,000 cash contribution to bring a national headliner to the event. • Approved a $500 donation to the Sept. 17 Vicksburg Red Carpet Auto Show.
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Cruelty Those who abuse animals are not human From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Natchez Democrat: Any human being who looks into the eyes of an innocent mammal and then knowingly abuses it, well, they’re not really a human in our book. Recently, a so-called human acted with cruelty toward defenseless animals in, of all places, one of the community’s most “public” spots, the Mississippi River Bridge. The details are horrible. The nature of people who would do such a thing is downright deplorable.
A heartless criminal tossed a crate containing two live dogs over the bridge rail. Fortunately for the two scared dogs inside, the perpetrator was as weak physically as he or she may be mentally. The abuser didn’t have the strength to propel the canines far enough out from the bridge to hit the muddy water below. Instead, the dogs landed — probably with considerable force — 12 feet below the road deck, precariously perched on one of the bridge’s steel girders. Caring officers from the Vidalia Police
Department spotted the crate after a traffic stop and rescued the terrified little dogs. Police officers are investigating what occurred, and we hope they find the perpetrator and throw the book at him or her. Attempting to throw out dogs as if they were rubbish is not to be taken lightly. Someone with such disregard for animals may also be a threat to the safety of human beings, too. The dogs didn’t deserve such treatment and the person or people responsible should pay a severe price for the crime.
Corps needs increased levee funding The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: What if the U.S. government announced that it had no money for maintaining the levees around New Orleans? Would there be an outcry? Given the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina, you betcha! But now, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has less money to maintain levees for next year than it received this year — when the record Mississippi River flooding tested levees to the limits — and what’s that we hear? Silence. Nada. Nothing. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lt. Col. Greg Raimondo said the agency expects about $100 million less than this year systemwide. For the Vicksburg District, which
covers half of Mississippi, northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas, total funds will equal $122.4 million, nearly $15 million less than this year. Raimondo said money for the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project, begun after the 1927 flood to reinforce river banks and raise levees, totals $82.5 million for the coming year, about $10 million less than 2011. The cost of repairing levees damaged by the flooding had been estimated as high as $1 billion. The corps had been hoping that Congress would approve supplemental funding. But the budget fight in Washington has stalled any additional appropriations. “We’re going to have to do the fixing in the Mississippi Valley Division with
the funding we already have,” Raimondo said. Recall that New Orleans should have been spared Katrina damage, since the brunt of the Aug. 29, 2005, storm hit Mississippi. Instead, the nation watched in horror as flooding killed more than 1,500 people from 53 different levee breaches in greater New Orleans, submerging 80 percent of the city. What happens when the Mississippi River floods next spring? Are farmers, businesses and homeowners left only to cross their fingers when the waters rise? Didn’t anyone learn any lessons from Katrina? Lack of repair and maintenance is a deadly gamble.
Trooper training school should be grueling The Greenwood Commonwealth: Good for the Mississippi Highway Patrol brass for sticking up for the rigid regimen at the trooper school in Rankin County. The news media has reported extensively on the number of dropouts during the current session of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy. The training is required before applicants are certified as state troopers. Training commander Capt. Chris Gillard said 140 applicants were accepted for the class, which began July 10. Six did not show up. Out of the 134 who did,
73 remain. Seven had to be sent to the hospital for various reasons. Naturally there have been complaints from some quarters that the training is too rigorous, especially in the current heat. Addressing those complaints, Highway Patrol leaders invited the media to the academy and allowed cadets to be interviewed. Officials say the training has not changed since 1938, and they don’t intend to change it just because the applicant pool may be in poorer condition than in the past. Mississippi now leads the nation in per capita obesity among its citizens. We’re sure that
would not have been the case in 1938 had such statistics been kept. Academy leaders say that both cadets and training officers are following the military hydration and heat index recommendations and taking hydration classes. The toughest sessions are early in the morning and late in the evening to avoid the hottest part of the day. Also, cadets have the option to drop out any time they wish. No one is forced to stay. Not everyone is cut out to be a state trooper — certainly not everyone is physically capable. The academy is right to weed out those who aren’t.
OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The Young America Athletic Association is formed. • C.A. Tucker fractures his leg. • C.E. Willis leaves for the West. • The directors of the Delta Trust and Banking Company present Joseph Hirsh with a gold watch.
MODERATELY CONFUSED by Jeff Stahler
40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. James Horton announce the birth of a son, Shawn, on July 19. • Walter Fox dies. • Stella Ruth Wedgeworth and Stephen Cormier are married.
110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Leon M. Askew and bride arrive here. • Arthur Brown, flagman on the Valley Railroad, dies. • Local contractors will not submit bids on the proposed new city hall.
30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Stanley B. Kline, Vicksburg agent, qualifies as a member of the 1981 President’s Council of New York Life Insurance Company. • Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Lee Smithhart Jr. announce the birth of a son, Benjamin Thomas, on July 28. • Jasmine Marie Owens celebrates her first birthday. • Rebecca C. Russell dies.
100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Alice Kamp returns to Memphis after visiting the Cashman family for a month. • Lawson Magruder, now practicing law in Oklahoma, is here on a visit. • Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mackey depart for Gulfport to attend the Spanish War veterans’ reunion.
20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Gettie Stainbrook is critically injured when her car is hit by a tow truck on U.S. 61 South. • Carolyn O’Neill Styron dies. • Victoria Lane “Tori” Scallions celebrates her first birthday. • Laura Mazar and Brister Wooley announce their wedding plans.
90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Judge William Waggener is given honorary membership in the local Kiwanis Club. • T. Townes Robertson tells the Vicksburg Evening Post about his trip to Los Angeles to the Elks convention.
Ezell is a patient in the Infirmary.
80 YEARS AGO: 1931
60 YEARS AGO: 1951
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Groome announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Zita, to Emil W. Menger. • Mary Mildred Romano will study dancing in San Diego, Calif.
Corp. Albert S. Wright is killed and Sgt. Clyde Strickland is injured in a three-car collision near Carlisle, Ark. • Three more people are admitted to the hospital with polio.
70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Adrian Burrows is installed as commander of Allein Post, American Legion. • Mrs. Paul
are visiting relatives in Denver. • Mrs. Sarah Jennings dies. • Marlon Brando stars in “The Wild One” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre.
50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mr. and Mrs. John C. Oliver and children
10 YEARS AGO: 2001 City officials tour the Motor Vessel Mississippi to determine its fate. • Rep. George Flaggs is named Most Distinguished Legislator for Juvenile Justice Causes. • The team of Eddie Fowler, Phillip Vedros, Tommy Herrod and Carol Roberson wins the Clear Creek Ladies Retiree Scramble.
When Eddie started picking, you were glad such a venue still exists, that somebody bothered. For when Eddie Thomas plays the blues, it is a religious experience.
Frank and Eddie doing their best to turn small town into civilized society IUKA, Miss. — I thought about France last night while attending a concert in this town’s pretty little Episcopal church. Couldn’t help myself. In the summertime, almost every French village hosts a music festival of some sort, with featured music running the gamut from accordion to rock ’n’ roll. Each town claims a genre as its own and milks it. The charming tradition gets the villagers out and together, which is what music is supposed to do, after all. Iuka’s concert was the work of two brothers, Frank and Eddie Thomas, who keep trying to drag the rest of us toward a civilized society. Frank began the show behind the red door by saying the performance would be in memory of the late Bob Brown. Bob was a true gentleman who always went out of his way to make newcomers and outcasts feel welcome. Years ago, he was instrumental in saving the wee Carpenter Gothic church when the diocese had planned to move or demolish it. When Eddie started picking, you were glad such a venue still exists, that somebody bothered. For when Eddie Thomas plays the blues, it is a religious experience. At intermission, a cadre RHETA of local ladies served lemgRIMSLEY onade and homemade cookies, and we all stood outside for a few minutes, enjoying the summer’s sweet smells and humidity. I thought once again about France, about seeing, late one August night on a Seine boat ride, French couples picnicking and dancing all along the famous riverbank. The Parisians seemed to be embracing the warm night, as well as one another. Nobody was dancing in Iuka, but there was a lot of toe-tapping, which is a good start. Eddie’s songs come with stories, and he has that knack all good storytellers share: using the evocative detail. He explained that long ago, during the Great Depression, when the great leader FDR was holding things together, his mother had a friend working for the Federal Writers’ Project, a WPA program designed to keep writers writing. Yes, Virginia, there was such a thing. One night, the two lady friends went across the Mississippi state line, into the Freedom Hills of Alabama. The writer wanted to experience firsthand a “house party,” one of those mysterious gatherings deep in the woods where folks gathered at a private home, rolled up the rugs and let down their hair. The party made such an impression on Mrs. Thomas, she later told the story to her boys, who now tell it again to all of us in the title song to their new CD called “Maggie’s House.” “Follow the sound of that stride piano/To Maggie’s house over in Alabama/ Drag up a chair everybody is staying/Hard to go home with this jug band playing.” As the light faded and the stained glass went inside-out, we heard enough good music to keep us humming through the next workweek. The event had seemed not only vaguely foreign, but completely nostalgic. Like something the New Deal might have sponsored. In hard times now, the first budget cuts always target the arts — music programs in the schools, library funding — which are keystones to a civilized society. It often seems this country is moving the wrong way, toward chaos and alienated pockets of self-interest. Away from things that bring us together and make us smile on a hot June night. Maybe, for once, we should look at countries that have been around a lot longer, where age has rounded and smoothed the sharp edges of human nature and selfish intent. We could learn a lot and have a good time in the process. •
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Witnesses: Libyan rebels’ chief killed by fellow fighters BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — The Libyan rebels’ military commander was killed by his comrades while in custody after he was arrested by the opposition’s leadership on suspicion of treason, witnesses said Friday, in a sign of disarray that posed a major setback for the movement battling Moammar Gadhafi. The slaying of Abdel-Fattah Younis raised fear and uncertainty in Benghazi, the de facto rebel capital. Thousands marched behind his coffin, wrapped in the rebels’ tricolor flag, to the graveyard for his burial, chanting that he was a martyr “beloved by God.” Troops fired a military salute as the coffin arrived, and angry and grieving supporters fired wildly into the air with automatic weapons. At the graveside, Younis’ son, Ashraf, broke down, crying and screaming as they lowered the body into the
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Libyan men chant slogans during the funeral of Abdel-Fattah Younis, the rebels’ military chief, Friday in Benghazi. ground and — in a startling and risky display in a city that was the first to shed Gadhafi’s
rule nearly six months ago — pleaded hysterically for the return of the Libyan leader to
bring stability. “We want Moammar to come back! We want the green
Soldier in Fort Hood plot defiant in court WACO, Texas (AP) — An AWOL soldier accused of plotting to launch an attack on Fort Hood was defiant during his first court appearance Friday, yelling the name of the Army psychiatrist blamed in the 2009 deadly shooting rampage at the same Texas base. Federal prosecutors charged 21-year-old Pfc. Naser Abdo with possessing a destructive device, two days after he
was arrested at a motel about 3 miles from the front gate of Fort Hood. He told authorities he planned to construct Pfc. two bombs Naser Abdo in the motel room using gunpowder and shrapnel packed into pressure
cookers and then detonate the explosives at a restaurant frequented by soldiers, court documents released Friday said. Abdo, who had requested conscientious objector status because his Muslim beliefs prevented him from fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, refused to stand up during Friday’s hearing when everyone in the court was asked to rise. As he was being led out of
the courtroom, he yelled out “Iraq 2006” and the name of the 14-year-old Iraqi girl who was raped and murdered in 2006 by a U.S. soldier. He then shouted: “Nidal Hasan Fort Hood 2009.” Hasan, an Army major and psychiatrist, is charged in the 2009 deaths of 13 people at Fort Hood in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation.
Judge: Time to unseal Watergate testimony WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-six years after Richard Nixon testified to a grand jury about the Watergate breakin that drove him from office, a federal judge on Friday ordered the secret transcript made public. But the 297 pages of testimony won’t be available immediately, because the government gets time to decide whether to appeal. The Obama administration opposed the transcript’s release, chiefly to protect the
privacy of people discussed during the ex-president’s testimony who are still alive. Nevertheless, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth agreed with historians who sued for release of the documents that the historical significance outweighs arguments for secrecy, because Nixon has been dead 17 years. Nixon was interviewed behind closed doors for 11 hours over two days in June 1975, 10 months after resigning the presidency.
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flag back!” he shouted at the crowd, referring to Gadhafi’s national banner. Younis’ slaying appeared to shake both the rebels’ leadership body, the National Transitional Council, and its Western allies, who have heavily backed the rebels controlling most of eastern Libya. Two weeks ago, 32 nations including the United States, made a major commitment by formally recognizing the opposition as the country’s legitimate government — a significant boost after many allies hesitated in part because the rebels, a mix of tribes and factions, were largely an unknown quantity. Those Western worries will likely be deepened if Younis’ slaying opens major splits among the fractious rebels. Divisions would also weaken the opposition’s campaign to oust Gadhafi, which has largely stalled in a deadlock
despite the four-month-old NATO bombing campaign against regime forces. In Washington, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the circumstances of Younis’ death remained unclear, but he pressed the opposition to shore up any cracks in their front against Gadhafi. “What’s important is that they work both diligently and transparently to ensure the unity of the Libyan opposition,” Toner said. Younis’ body was found Thursday, dumped outside Benghazi, along with the bodies of two colonels who were his top aides. They had been shot and their bodies burned. Younis was Gadhafi’s interior minister until he defected to the rebellion early in the uprising, which began in February, bringing his forces into the opposition ranks.
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Archer-Daniels (ADM)..............30.38 American Fin. (AFG)..................33.98 Ameristar (ASCA)........................22.20 Auto Zone (AZO)..................... 285.45 Bally Technologies (BYI)...........39.43 BancorpSouth (BXS)..................13.54 Britton Koontz (BKBK)..............13.08 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)................45.11 Champion Ent. (CHB).....................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...............25.84 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC)...........35.28 Cooper Industries (CBE)..........52.31 CBL and Associates (CBL)................17.76 CSX Corp. (CSX)...........................24.57 East Group Prprties (EGP)............44.52 El Paso Corp. (EP).......................20.55 Entergy Corp. (ETR)...................66.80 Fastenal (FAST)............................33.65
Family Dollar (FDO)...................53.11 Fredâ€™s (FRED).................................13.18 Intâ€™l Paper (IP)..............................29.70 Janus Capital Group (JNS)..............8.44 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................30.76 Kroger Stores (KR)......................24.87 Kan. City So. (KSU).....................59.35 Legg Mason (LM)..................... 29.42 Parkway Properties (PKY).............17.63 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)......................64.04 Regions Financial (RF).................6.09 Rowan (RDC)................................ 39.17 Saks Inc. (SKS).............................. 10.74 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 69.67 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).............28.30 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 40.65 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 21.79 Tyco Intnâ€™l (TYC).......................... 44.29 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 17.56 Viacom (VIA)................................. 54.59 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 39.04 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 52.71
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Obama, automakers increase fuel standards WASHINGTON (AP) â€” President Barack Obama and automakers ushered in the largest cut in fuel consumption since the 1970s on Friday with a deal that will save drivers money at the pump and dramatically cut heat-trapping gases coming from tailpipes. The agreement pledges to double overall fuel economy to 54.5 mpg by 2025, bringing even greater under-the-hood changes to the nationâ€™s autos starting in model year 2017 and introduce more electric and hybrid technology to pickups. Cars and trucks on the road today average 27 mpg. â€œThis agreement on fuel standards represents the single most important step we have taken as a nation to reduce our dependence on foreign oil,â€? Obama said, sharing the stage with top executives of 11 major automakers and a top automobile workers union official, before a backdrop of
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President Barack Obama walks from the stage Friday after his speech on fuel standards. some of the most cutting-edge cars and pickups on the road. â€œJust as cars will go further on a gallon of gas, our economy will go further on a barrel of oil,â€? Obama said.
When achieved, the 54.5 mpg target will reduce U.S. oil consumption from vehicles by 40 percent and halve the amount of greenhouse gas pollution coming out of tailpipes. It
builds on a 2009 deal between the Obama administration and automakers, which committed cars and trucks to averaging 35.5 mpg by model year 2016. For American families, the president said the agreement â€” which will be subject to a midcourse review â€” means filling up the car every two weeks, instead of every week. That would save $8,000 in fuel costs over the life of a vehicle purchased in 2025, compared to a 2010 model, a White House analysis said. The changes also are likely to push up the cost of a new vehicle, but just how much is unclear because the regulation still has to be written. That process will get started in September. The deal was less than what environmentalists and public health advocates wanted but more than desired by the Detroit Three â€” General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.
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Grand jury Continued from Page A1. Grand jurors were selected and sworn in by Patrick Monday. During their term of service, they reviewed evidence in 123 cases against 135 defendants. Besides Allen, jurors issued a murder indictment against 14-year-old Tyla Vega, who is accused of shooting to death her stepmother, Michelle Vega, on May 2. Vega, held without bond in the Warren County Jail, was arraigned Thursday. Two other homicide cases expected to be presented this week will be held until the next term of the grand jury because some of the case documentation was not complete, District Attorney Ricky Smith said Friday. The cases against Corey Thompson, 25, 4880 U.S. 80, and Daniel O’Neil Dodd, 28, of Tyler, Texas, probably will be presented in October, Smith said. Thompson was charged with armed robbery and capital murder in the May 1 death of Maurice Morris, 19, 2228 Grove St. Dodd was charged with culpable negligence manslaughter following the accidental shooting death of his co-worker, Michael Justin Tornero, May 23 at the Econo Lodge, 3959 E. Clay St. During their service, grand jurors meet with law enforcement and prosecutors and reviewed evidence in criminal cases, issuing indictments where enough evidence exists to proceed to trial and no-bills where evidence is insufficient. Indictments are not made public until defendants are arraigned in circuit court — formally advised of the charges against them and given a trial date. Grand jurors also tour the jail, the Warren County Children’s Shelter and the Youth
Court, and issue a report of recommendations to county officers. On Friday, Patrick arraigned 42 defendants in 54 cases, issued arrest warrants for defendants not reporting for arraignment and set an Aug. 12 date for final arraignments. Others arraigned Friday and their charges: • Clarissa Shawna Alexander, 21, 1313 Jefferson St. — domestic violence, third offense, April 11. • Sherry Ranae Balthrop, 41, 200 Enchanted Drive — possession of a controlled substance, May 31. • Meageale Bell, 27, 1417 Hayes St., Apt. A — sale of a controlled substance, May 23. • Lorenzo Fabian Bryant, 26, 708 Lee St. — domestic violence, third offense, June 2. • Iris B. Wells Campbell, 36, 1213 Warrenton Road — embezzlement, October 2010 to Jan. 31, 2011. • Jaharvey Caples, 21, 448 Boy Scout Road — possession of a stolen firearm, Jan. 20. • LaRhonda Clark, 34, 2727 Alcorn Drive — felony malicious mischief, May 10. • Raleigh Davis, 57, 106 Alfred Drive — aggravated assault-domestic violence, March 29. • Rachel Diane Foster, 31, 50 Old Pettway Road — manufacture of a controlled substance, March 4. • William Samuel Foster, 32, 50 Old Pettway Road — manufacture of a controlled substance, March 4. • Jeremy Dwayne Johnson, 24, 35 Smith Road — possession of a controlled substance, March 14. • Kieone J. Jones, 19, 220 Greenbriar Drive — burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny, Oct. 15; receiving stolen property, Dec. 6; burglary of
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In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Kevin Cross, 22, 1190 Burnt House Road, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced by Circuit Judge M. James Chaney to 10 years in prison followed by five years of probation, plus a $1,000 fine, $322.50 in court costs and $2,300 in restitution. Cross was arrested May 25, 2010.
• Calvin White, 50, 75 Williams St., after pleading guilty July 11 to felony malicious mischief, was sentenced by Chaney to 17 days in jail followed by three years of probation, plus a $1,000 fine, $322.50 in costs and $2,334.32 in restitution. White was arrested Dec. 5, 2009.
a dwelling and grand larceny, Dec. 6. • Jeffery Edward Kennedy, 34, 215 Bluecreek Drive — possession of a controlled substance, Nov. 12. • Kameron J. Lamb, 17, 110 Overlook Drive — possession of a stolen firearm, Dec. 29. • Mitchell Vaughn Lewis, 25, 3066 Lewis Road, Port Gibson — sale of a controlled substance, March 17; possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, March 21. • Billy Joe Love Jr., 28, 609 Redbone Road — receiving stolen property, Nov. 13, and grand larceny, Jan. 5. • Gregory Mason, 19, 300 Overlook Drive — possession of a stolen firearm and receiving stolen property, Dec. 30. • Koury Terrell Moore, 35, 1200 Mission 66, Apt. 115 — false pretenses, March 1. • Kevin Damon Phillips, 21, 226 Greenbriar Drive — burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny, Dec. 6. • Ashley Ann O’Connor, 33, 4041 Washington St. — burglary of a dwelling, May 28. • Kristin Nicole Prentiss, 38, 1705 Main St. — possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, April 25. • Raymond Sanders, 46, 1901 Court St. — possession of a controlled substance, April 13. • Everette Scott, 19, 214
Overlook Drive — possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, Dec. 30. • Schayne Glenn Smith, 50, 733 Stenson Road — possession of a controlled substance, April 13. • Wilon Smith, 32, 225 Buena Vista Drive — possession of a controlled substance, April 13; and sale of a controlled substance, April 27. • Willie James Spratley, 31, 3785 Flowers Hill Road — three cases sale of a controlled substance, March 21, March 24 and March 28. • Terris Torrell Stevenson, 38, 2909 Oak St. — aggravated assault-domestic violence and shooting into a dwelling, May 13. • Carlton Dwayne Thomas, 35, 1816 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. — sale of a controlled substance, Dec. 30. • Rodney Laurits Thomas, 31, 71 Bellaire Drive — possession of a stolen firearm, Nov. 23. • Steven Louis Thomas, 39, 1213 Randolph St. — driving under the influence, third offense, May 1. • Timothy Tillman Jr., 20, 3208 Victory Ave. — attempted burglary of a dwelling, Jan. 24. • Virginia Rees Tyler, 25, 225 Sea Island Drive, Eagle Lake — two counts uttering a forgery, June 20.
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In Sharkey County Circuit Court: • Quintarius Reed, 31, 40 South St., Glen Allan, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Chaney to 91 days in jail followed by five years of probation, plus a $2,000 fine and $322.50 in costs. Reed was indicted by the grand jury in August 2010.
• Kendrick Dwayne Valentine, 24, 106 Kelly Circle — possession of a controlled substance, March 4. • Freddie Eugene Walker, 45, 207 Enchanted Drive — possession of a controlled substance, March 19. • Jacoby Jamal Walker, 18, 1612 Bodley St. — burglary of a dwelling, Feb. 19. • Michael Kaven Warren, 36, 1301 South St. — aggravated assault, Sept. 23. • Darlene Wells, 44, 300 Enchanted Drive — embezzlement, March 12. • Gerald Chris Williams, 18, 235 Greenbriar Drive — receiving stolen property Dec. 6; burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny, Dec. 6. • Mary Elizabeth Williamson, 23, 4201 Lee Road — receiving stolen property, May 28. • Jonathan Dwayne Woodson, 30, 2160 S. Frontage Road, Apt. 3F — burglary of a dwelling and armed robbery, Dec. 24. • Gerald T. Young, 19, 110 Overlook Drive — burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny, Oct. 15; burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny, Nov. 27; receiving stolen property, Dec. 6; burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny, Dec. 6.
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Continued from Page A1. the new facility will not meet the needs of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department if input is not obtained from the personnel that will be working in the facility.” The Warren County Jail was built in 1906 and renovated in the 1970s. It can house up to 128 inmates and is usually at capacity with pre-trial detainees. City prisoners often are jailed at the Issaquena County Correctional Facility, increasing costs to cover housing and transportation. In 2009, a consultant was hired by the Board of Supervisors to study the county’s jail needs and recommend a potential site for a new jail. Guidelines said 20 to 50 acres will be needed to build a jail capable of housing at least 350 inmates. A five-member panel has been formed to review site offers, and supervisors have estimated possible costs at $20 million to $30 million. A second recommendation in this week’s Grand Jury Report was that supervisors should place a higher priority on funding and resources for the county’s Youth Court. Mental evaluations of those youths brought before the local juvenile justice system have to be made by out-ofstate providers, the report noted, and funds spent “for rehabilitation of our youth is better use of tax dollars than money spent on incarceration.” The panel of 18 jurors was selected Monday from a pool of about 250 Warren County residents. They reviewed evidence against 135 defendants in 123 cases, issuing indictments in 100 of the cases and returning no-bills, meaning not enough evidence to go to trial, in 26 cases involving 22 defendants. One case was reduced to a misdemeanor. Indictments are usually not made public until defendants have been arraigned in circuit court, formally advised
of the charges against them and given a court date. Ten defendants were arraigned Thursday and 42 Friday. Patrick also issued arrest warrants for defendants not appearing as ordered for arraignment. In addition to reviewing felony cases, grand jurors met with Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, County Prosecutor Ricky Johnson and Youth Court Judge Johnny Price. They also toured the jail, the Youth Court and the Warren County Children’s Shelter — the subject of their third and final report recommendation. Jurors concurred with former panels in recommending that the Board of Supervisors continue to fund the children’s shelter, and said they were impressed with the facility and the dedication of its staff. The grand jury is convened four times a year in Warren County. The next term will begin Oct. 31. Those no-billed this week and their original charges: • Jeremy Austin — armed robbery. • Adleine Bingham — aggravated assault. • Demetrice Blackmore — aggravated assault. • Rhuevenia Buck — possession of a weapon by convicted felon and aggravated assault; retaliation by a witness. • Dewayne Carson — sale of a controlled substance. • Robert Lee Curtis — domestic violence, third offense. • Brian Darden —failure to notify. • Chantrey Davis — aggravated assault.. • Cedric Hall — domestic violence, third offense. • Brenda Irving — grand larceny. • Allen Jones — statutory rape. • Carol Lanford — grand larceny. • Marquis McCroy — sale of
a controlled substance (two cases); possession of a controlled substance; possession of a firearm by convicted felon. • Shandrick Montgomery — arson. • Joshua Orr — grand larceny. • Roland Scott — statutory rape. • Talesha Sylvester — aggravated assault. • William Thigpen — aggravated assault. • Bethany Thomas — child abuse. • J’Breda Warren — aggravated assault. • Angela Williams — embezzlement. • Dexter Yates — domestic violence, third offense. One case was reduced to a misdemeanor: • Gregory Oliver — domestic violence-aggravated assault.
TILLAR, Ark. — Eleanor Aileen Brooks of Tillar died Thursday, July 28, 2011. She was 73. Mrs. Tillar was born in Vicksburg to Charlie and Minnie Hearn Cockrell. A homemaker, she was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Gracie Emfinger. Survivors include four daughters, Joyce Plunkett and Janice Coats, both of Tillar, and Peggy Hutchinson and Marie Hutchinson, both of Booneville; two brothers, Charles Cockrell of Vicksburg and Wilford Cockrell of Redwood; two sisters, Flora Allison and Lora Wilson, both of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-greatgrandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home in Dumas, Ark., with the Rev. Cecil Harvey officiating. Burial will follow at Scott
Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Walter Wilson JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Walter Wilson died Sunday, July 24, 2011, at his home in Jersey City. He was 82. Mr. Wilson was born at Eagle Lake to Daniel and Elsie Wilson. He was in the U.S. Navy for 22 years, serving on the USS Constellation. He was employed with the U.S. Postal Service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn Wilson; and his brother, Joe Wilson. He is survived by a sister, Ruby M. Ross of Los Angeles; nieces, nephews and other relatives; and friends. Visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. Monday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home in Vicksburg. A graveside service and burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
PRECISION FORECAST BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT TODAY
Chance of isolated thunderstorms with a high in the mid-90s and a low in the mid-70s
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 Sunday-wednesday Chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the mid-90s; lows in the mid-70s
STATE FORECAST TOday Chance of isolated thunderstorms; highs in the mid-90s; lows in the mid70s Sunday-wednesday Chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the mid-90s; lows in the mid-70s
Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 93º Low/past 24 hours............... 74º Average temperature......... 84º Normal this date................... 82º Record low..............65º in 1985 Record high......... 101º in 1930 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..............1.96 inches Total/year.............. 22.33 inches Normal/month......3.34 inches Normal/year........ 33.33 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active............................ 6:03 A.M. Most active...............11:46 P.M. Active............................. 6:29 P.M. Most active................12:16 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 8:02 Sunset tomorrow............... 8:01 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:16
RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 25.3 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 15.7 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 13.6 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 15.6 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 11.7 | Change: -0.7 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 13.4 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................72.5 River....................................72.3
MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday.................................... 29.5 Monday.................................. 29.2 Tuesday.................................. 29.0 Memphis Sunday.................................... 13.1 Monday.................................. 13.6 Tuesday.................................. 14.0 Greenville Sunday.................................... 29.4 Monday.................................. 29.3 Tuesday.................................. 29.4 Vicksburg Sunday.................................... 25.3 Monday.................................. 25.1 Tuesday.................................. 25.0
Debt Continued from Page A1. Boehner declared, his endgame strategy upended by rebels within his own party. But the changes he made to the House GOP bill further alienated Democrats. And they complicated prospects of a compromise that could clear both houses and win Obama’s signature by Tuesday’s deadline. At the other end of the Capitol, Senate Democrats scuttled the measure without so much as a debate on its merits. The vote was 59-41, with all Democrats, two independents and six Republicans joining in opposition. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., had an alternative measure to raise the debt limit by $2.4 trillion, enough to meet Obama’s terms that it tide the Treasury over until 2013. Reid invited Republicans to suggest changes, saying, “This is likely our last chance to save this nation from default.” The Senate GOP leader, Mitch McConnell of Ken-
Saturday, July 30, 2011 tucky, sounded as if he wanted Reid to go first. “I eagerly await the majority leader’s plan for preventing this crisis,” he said, noting the House had now passed two bills to avoid a default and the Senate none. The House, eager to return the Senate’s favor rejecting the Boehner bill, set a vote to reject Reid’s proposal for today. The Senate set a test vote for about 1 a.m. Sunday, a middle-of-the-night roll call that underscored the limited time available to lawmakers. At the same time Reid appealed for bipartisanship, he and other party leaders accused Boehner of caving in to extremists in the GOP ranks — “the last holdouts of the tea party,” Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois called them. Republicans conceded that the overnight delay had weakened Boehner’s hand in the endgame with Obama and Senate Democrats. But the Ohio Republican drew applause from his rank and file when he said the House, alone, had advanced legislation to cut deficits, and that he had “stuck his neck out” in recent weeks in
hopes of concluding a sweeping deficit reduction deal with Obama. Boehner’s measure would provide a quick $900 billion increase in borrowing authority — essential for the U.S. to keep paying all its bills after Tuesday — and $917 billion in spending cuts. After the bill’s latest alteration, any future increases in the debt limit would be contingent on Congress approving the constitutional amendment and sending it to the states for ratification. “With conservatives insisting on the addition of a balanced-budget amendment requirement, Speaker Boehner’s bill will now cut, cap and balance” federal spending, said Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona as Friday’s scheduled vote approached. The White House called the bill a non-starter. Press secretary Jay Carney issued a statement that called it a “political exercise” and said congressional leaders should turn their efforts to a compromise that Obama can sign by Tuesday. The developments occurred one day after Boehner was forced to postpone a vote in
the House for fear the earlier version of his measure would suffer a defeat. But by forcing a delay the conservative rebels upended the leadership’s strategy of making their bill the only one that could clear Congress before a default and win Obama’s reluctant signature. “Everybody acknowledges that because of the dust-up yesterday we’ve lost some leverage,” said Rep. Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio, an ally of the speaker. The rebels said they were more worried about stemming the nation’s steady rise of red ink. Rep. Jeff Landry, R-La., a, a first-term lawmaker, issued a statement saying his pressure had paid off. “The American people have strongly renewed their November calls of bringing fiscal sanity to Washington. I am blessed to be a vehicle driving their wishes to fruition,” he said. “This plan is not a Washington deal but a real solution to fundamentally change the way Washington operates.” Administration officials say that without legislation in place by Tuesday, the
The Vicksburg Post Treasury will no longer be able to pay all its bills. The result could inflict significant damage on the economy, they add, causing interest rates to rise and financial markets to sink. Executives from the country’s biggest banks met with U.S. Treasury officials to discuss how debt auctions will be handled if Congress fails to raise the borrowing limit before Tuesday’s deadline. But Carney said the administration did not plan to provide the public with details. The day’s economic news wasn’t very upbeat to begin with — an economy that grew at an annual rate of only 1.3 percent in the second quarter of the year. Investors weren’t impressed with either the economy or the efforts in Washington. The Dow Jones industrial average appeared headed for a sixth straight day of losses, and bond yields fell as investors sought safer investments in the event of a default. At the White House, Obama said that for all the partisanship, the two sides were not that far apart. Both
agree on initial spending cuts to take effect in exchange for an increase in the debt limit, he said, as well as on a way to consider additional reductions in government benefit programs. “And if we need to put in place some kind of enforcement mechanism to hold us all accountable for making these reforms, I’ll support that, too, if it’s done in a smart and balanced way.”
Tax-free Continued from Page A9. “It definitely boosts our sales,” she said. “With our back-to-school items, parents are coming in by the droves.” Dr. Ramesh Maddali and wife, Satyareeden Redla, made the 45-minute trip from Lorman to look for school uniforms for their two daughters. Redla ended up getting 10 sets of uniforms at JCPenney for about $100. She said her shopping wasn’t going to end Friday night. “Once I saw the deal we got,” Redla said, “I want to go to other stores.”
County Continued from Page A1. to raise taxes. I don’t think the public can stomach a tax increase.” A hearing for the public to air objections to their property values for 2011-12 is set for 9 a.m. Monday. A final budget for 2011-12 is expected to be considered Sept. 6. Current millage rates are 40.53 in the county, 46.2 for schools and 35.88 inside Vicksburg. Funding for the sheriff’s department and jail total $3.6 million and $1.3 million, respectively, and this year feature fewer requests for supplies in an effort to preserve the chance for a 10 percent pay hike for deputies and clerical staff. More than $3.7 million in items to be spent in the Road Department include 5 percent raises for non-supervisory workers. Pay raises are also listed in the Information Technology Department’s request. A third assistant district attorney for District Attorney Ricky Smith is being considered to continue a staffing
model he contends helped move criminal cases through the system. Other new spending items under review include: • A new vehicle for the Information Technology Department, estimated at $25,000. • Pay raises for court reporters and administrators for circuit court judges Isadore Patrick and Jim Chaney, plus a new copier in Patrick’s office, estimated at $7,115. • An additional $9,779 for constables acting as bailiffs in justice court. • A case worker for Youth Court, estimated as a $56,993 addition to last year’s allocation. • An extra security guard for Youth Detention, estimated as a $27,873 addition to last year’s allocation. • Allocations to 14 charitable agencies amassing $194,380. The board has kept cuts enacted last year intact in the total.
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Wife must relearn trust after infidelity Q: My husband had an affair and we’re now in counseling trying to work things out. How do I ever know if he’ll do it again? Juli: First, I applaud you for your efforts to restore your marriage in the aftermath of your husband’s infidelity. A breach of trust that deep is so difficult to recover from that many couples are not willing to do the rebuilding effort. To answer your question, you FOCUS ON cannot know THE FAMILY for certain that he’ll never be unfaithful again. Choosing to love another FOCUS ON person THE FAMILY always involves an act of faith, hoping for what we cannot be certain about. Q. My son is playing Little League baseball this summer, and it’s great — except for the other parents. They’re caustic and rude to one another, to the umpire and even to the kids on the opposing team. Should I take my son out of this toxic environment? Jim: Summer baseball is one of the greatest joys a boy can experience, and it would be a shame if you had to deprive him of that, especially as the result of someone else’s bad behavior! I know what you’re talking about, and, as you know from firsthand experience, more and more parents are behaving this way at sporting events even when they’re perfectly sober! They might have good intentions. They might think they’re encouraging their kids. But they might be doing more harm than good. And they’re setting a horrible example for every child. Rather than taking your son out of Little League, you might encourage him to just persevere — to practice good sportsmanship and take the high ground even when the adults are acting like bullies. Your own calm demeanor in this setting will make a huge impact on him. It’s certainly sad that Little League can’t be a simple, fun experience for everyone. •
DR. Juli Slattery
Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, P.O. Box 444, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80903, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, co-host of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three.
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Mennonite volunteers install skylight panels in Joplin, Mo.
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The March of the Mennonites ‘The challenge as a volunteer is to have a willing heart and not be judgmental’ By The Associated Press LITITZ, Pa. — Rebuilding a community from the ruins of natural disasters requires more than hammers and strong arms. There’s emotional damage, too, and those repairs can be the biggest challenge. That’s one key lesson that members of the Mennonite Disaster Service have learned over 61 years responding to the devastation and heartbreak of earthquakes, floods, tornadoes and hurricanes. The group has a simple, hands-on mission — getting people back in their homes — but they know they’ll do much more. “We see ourselves as facilitators,” said Kevin King of Lititz, Pa., the group’s executive director. Volunteers often show up ready with hammers or chain saws, only to find that the first thing people need is someone to talk to. MDS has sent teams to help rebuild towns in tornado-ravaged Alabama, Mississippi, and Joplin, Mo., as well as help flood victims in Minot, N.D. It has had crews working in Louisiana and on the Mississippi and Alabama coasts since Hurricane Katrina devastated the region in 2005. And while some Mennonites and Amish have a tradition of not interacting with modern society, that isn’t the case during disasters. The group works with state and federal agencies as well as other churches and secular aid groups. MDS, with administrative offices in the Lancaster County, Pa., borough of Lititz, has about 3,000 Mennonite, Amish and Brethren in Christ congregations throughout the U.S. and Canada that contribute volunteers and funds. In 2010, the group’s total U.S. revenue was about $3.7 million. About 3,400 volunteers have already contributed 126,000 hours
Keith Miller, a Mennonite volunteer, works to help rebuild in Joplin. of work this year. Over the last 10 years they’ve helped 5,200 families and built about 200 new homes. It spends 79 cents of every dollar on direct relief, MDS officials say. The emphasis isn’t on dropping huge groups into disaster areas. The Mennonites keep response teams to about 20 people to foster personal relationships in communities, where they sometimes stay for years. John M. Swartzentruber of Halfway, Mo., is directing volunteers in Joplin, where tornadoes in May killed 159 people and destroyed about 8,000 homes and businesses. “I teach them that they have to listen to the people,” he said, often before cleaning up a yard or mucking out a cellar after a flood. Disaster victims, he said, “get scared and they have an emotional attachment. They’re dealing with their grief.” Sometimes, volunteers must deal with victims who aren’t
very thankful for their help. “We were working in a poor area, and these people absolutely just didn’t appreciate it, and I thought ‘why don’t we go to the nicer areas,”’ Swartzentruber said. But that isn’t a solution, he added, telling a story now used in training sessions. Volunteers were cleaning fallen trees and limbs after one storm, and they came to the property of a wealthy man. He was so concerned that the crew might mess up his flower bed or yard that he started cursing the volunteers. An older member of the team went over to the man and explained that the crew was working without pay, just to help people in need, and asked the man to “please stop cussing.” “The guy actually broke down and cried” and apologized, Swartzentruber said, so stressed by the storm that he couldn’t see beyond a tire mark on a lawn.
Volunteer Matt Hallman works with Mennonite Disaster Service to repair a building destroyed in the Joplin tornado.
RALEIGH, N.C. — From New Jersey to California, police, courthouse officials and real estate agents are being confronted with a baffling new problem: bogus legal documents filed by people claiming to follow an obscure religion called Moorish Science. Their motives range from financial gain to simply causing a nuisance. No one is more exasperated by the phenomenon than the leaders of the century-old Moorish Science Temple of America, who say the growing crop of “paperwork terrorists” has nothing to do with their faith or its teachings. “It’s distressing some individuals would take something as pure and righteous as this organization and try to tarnish it,” said Christopher BennettBey, grand sheikh of the group’s temple in Charlotte, one of more than 30 around the country. It’s not clear why the flimflam artists are invoking the group. But one expert said divisions dating to the death of the sect’s founder have resulted in small pockets of people who claim to be followers but have little understanding of the faith. The bad filings include deeds, liens and other documents, often written in confusing pseudo-legal jargon and making outlandish claims about being exempt from U.S. law. In some cases, filers have moved into foreclosed houses and changed the locks. Other times, people seeking to slip their mortgages have used bogus documents to waste the time and money of their banks. Fake liens have also been maliciously filed to target enemies. Law enforcement can pursue theft or fraud charges if a case warrants it, but states’ laws vary on whether filing sham paperwork is a crime in itself. Lawmakers in North Carolina failed to pass a law making bad filings a crime this year. National numbers on the scheme aren’t available, but the area around Charlotte, N.C., has been a hot spot. More than 200 bogus documents have been filed this year with Mecklenburg County by followers of Moorish Science. Moorish Science followers trace their faith to 1913 and revere its founder, North Carolina native Timothy Drew, as a prophet. They call him the Noble Drew Ali. The faith blends aspects of Islam with elements of other faiths and philosophies.
U.S. Muslims prepare for summer Ramadan — and fasting By The Associated Press MIAMI — The Muslim holy month of Ramadan falls during the long, hot days of August this year, and Muslim Americans are getting ready to accommodate the daylight fasts required during Ramadan with adjustments in their schedules and eating habits. It can be even tougher for Muslims in America than
for their counterparts in majority-Muslim countries, where business slows down during Ramadan and people take it easier during the day, says Dr. Elizabeth Rourke, an internist at Boston Medical Center. “In the U.S., everyone is required to do what they would do ordinarily, the entire month,” Rourke says, “so it makes the fast much
more demanding for American Muslims.” Mubarakah Ibrahim, a personal trainer, hopes to cram all her clients in the morning when she has the most energy. She’ll serve vegetables as the first course when her family breaks their fast in the evenings to make sure they get their nutrients for the day. And she’ll buy her four kids — ranging in age
from 10 to17 — shiny new water bottles as a reminder to hydrate during the hours they’re not fasting. “We know spirituality can get you through anything,” says Ibrahim, who lives in New Haven, Conn. “But the choice really is, you can suffer through it and still do it, or you can do it and do it efficiently without making your health suffer.”
Ramadan requires daily fasts of food and water during daytime hours. Typically observers eat a meal before dawn and break their fast at sunset. The fast-breaking meal — which varies by ethnic group but traditionally starts with a handful of sweet dates — is seen by many Muslims as an opportunity to gather with family and friends.
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church events Antioch Baptist Services at Antioch Baptist Church and Unity Outreach Ministries (A Full Gospel Ministry), 1800 Poplar St., behind Jones-Upchurch Realty, begin at 9:15 a.m. with children’s church, followed by worship at 10 weekly. Tuesday prayer is at 6:30 p.m., and midweek service/ Bible study is at 7. Alfred E. Lassiter Sr. is pastor.
Baha’i Faith Services for Baha’i Faith are comprised of a devotional at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by Deepening at 11:30. The phone number is 601-4155360.
Berachah Activities at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and fellowship. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 10:30. Children’s church is provided for ages 4-8 and a nursery for ages 3 and younger. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, church service is at 6:30 p.m. Youth service is at 7. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit www. berachah.net.
Bethel A.M.E. Services at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 a.m. Communion is each first Sunday. Wednesday Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Membership training is at 10 a.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 10 a.m. each Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Board meeting is each second Sunday after the service. The Rev. Quincy Jones is pastor.
Bethlehem M.B. Services at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Mattie L. Brown is superintendent. Worship is each second Sunday. Covenant meeting is each third Sunday. Communion service is each fourth Sunday. All begin at 11 a.m. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dennis Redden Sr. is pastor.
Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jim Daquilla. Worship is at 11 with the sanctuary choir led by Jerry Stuart, music minister, singing special music. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Sunday evening service begins at 5 with youth Bible study. Worship begins at 6 with Mark Yelverton bringing the message. Wednesday activities begin at 6 with prayer service, handbells, youth Bible study, children’s Game Face and younger children’s choir rehearsal. Adult choir rehearsal is at 6:45. A nursery is provided.
Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship. Lifegroups meet at 9:20. Creative worship for families, Stepping Stones (5-year-old worship) and youth worship (grades 7-12) begin at 10:30. Children in grades first-sixth will worship with their parents for the summer. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Call 601-636-2596 or visit www. bowmarbaptist.com.
Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11
with the children having a Vacation Bible School program. Fifth Sunday singing begins at 6 p.m. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. Wednesday night prayer meeting begins at 6 at the home of John and Clara Oakes. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.
Bypass Church of Christ Sunday services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible class. Worship is at 10:30 with Dr. Willie Dimmette, minister, delivering the sermon. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Evening assembly begins at 6 led by the young brothers with Curtis Dixon and William Nettle, speakers. Midweek Bible class begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For transportation or a free Bible correspondence course or home Bible study, call 601638-6165.
Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with observance of the Lord’s Supper. The Rev. Bruce Bryant, interim pastor, will deliver the message. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. Evening activities begin at 3:45 with sanctuary choir practice. Fifth Sunday singing begins at 5, bring fingerfoods to share. On Wednesday, youth and prayer meeting begin at 6 p.m. Youth parents meeting begins at 7.
Calvary M.B. Services at Calvary Baptist, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 a.m. each first and fifth Sunday. A business meeting will follow worship Sunday morning. Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. each second Sunday. Mission meeting is each third Sunday. Covenant is each fourth Sunday. Both begin at 11 a.m. Prayer service and Bible class are each Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Rev. Joe Mosley is interim pastor.
Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11 with the Rev. Paul H. Fleming, pastor. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Monday with Travanti Hill, minister of music, leading. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each second Tuesday. Prayer meeting and Bible study are each Wednesday. Wednesday Night Live worship is each first Wednesday. Both begin at 7 p.m. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday.
Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main Street, will celebrate the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost with Morning Prayer/Holy Eucharist Rite I, at the 8 and 10 a.m. services. Buddy Boren will lead at 8 in the chapel. Jim Miller will lead at 10 in the nave. The Rev. Sam Godfrey will preach and celebrate at both services. Sunday school begins at 9 in the parish hall, followed by choir practice at 9:30. Child care will be provided during the service. The Wednesday Coffee/ Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. in the Sunday school building. Godfrey will conduct a healing service at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. Call 601-638-5899. The website is christchurchvburg. dioms.org.
Church of Christ Sunday services at Church of Christ, 811 Culkin Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Bible
devotion “Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification.”
Romans 4:25 • There was a skeptic who was talking with a little girl one day. She loved the Lord Jesus with all of her heart. He was trying to shake her faith and he said, “Young lady, Christianity is not the only religion, you know. There are plenty of religions in the world. There are plenty of Christs. Which Christ do you believe in?” She thought for a minute and said, “I believe in the One who was raised from the dead.” Amen! That’s the One I believe in, too! • The death of Christ on the cross without His resurrection cannot save you. If Christ died on the cross and that is all that happened, then jesus was just one more religious leader. Do you know the proof positive that God accepted His payment for sin? He raised Him from the dead. If Jesus is still in the grave, your hope of heaven is not worth half of hallelujah. • Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: http://www.lwf.org
classes. Worship is at 11. On Wednesday, a Bible class for all ages is at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-0141 or 601-5290904 for a free Bible study. Larry Harris is the minister.
Church of Christ Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes for all ages. Worship is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. with Eric Welch presenting the lesson for the worship service. On Wednesday, Bible class begins at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-4801 or e-mail vickcofc@cablelynx. com for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course. “A Minute of Inspiration” is broadcast on River 101.3 between 6:45 and 6:55 a.m. weekdays.
The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will be celebrated with Morning Prayers given by Lee Davis Thames at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Adult and youth Sunday school begins at 9:30 and children’s Sunday school is at 10:15. A nursery is provided from 9:15 until 11:30 a.m. On Tuesday, Lunch Bunch group meets at 12:10 p.m. Pilates begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Clover Valley M.B. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship. Communion is each first Sunday; Covenant is each third Sunday; pantry donations are accepted each second and fifth Sunday; fourth Sunday worship is a devotional service by the women’s ministry; all start at 11. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Monday and at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. Call 601-636-6375 or 601-6382070. The Rev. Samuel Jones is pastor.
Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Worship is at 10:55. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. The sanctuary and Sunday school rooms are handicap accessible in Wesley Hall. SNAC for the youth is at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Mathis home. On Tuesday, Men’s Breakfast with a Devotion begins at 6:50. On Wednesday, ski trip meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Friendship classroom. Chancel choir rehearses at 7. On Thursday, Open House for Playschool begins at 6:30 p.m. A nursery is provided.
Cross Point Services at Cross Point Church, 510 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with
traditional worship, followed by Sunday school. Snacks are served before Sunday school. Contemporary service is at 11. Children’s church and a nursery are during worship. On Wednesday, activities for the entire family begin at 6. A nursery is provided.
Eagle Lake Baptist Services at Eagle Lake Baptist Church, Eagle Lake community, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 and 6 p.m. with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the messages. On Wednesday, prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m.
Eagle Lake U.M.C. Services at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, Eagle Lake, begin at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Fellowship time follows the service. Sunday school begins at 10:20. The Eagle Lake Hi-Steppers walk in the fellowship hall at 8:30 a.m. weekdays. Call 601218-6255 or 601-636-7177.
Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third and fourth Sunday. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Communion is each first Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. The Rev. Dr. Michael R. Reed is pastor.
Faith Christian Center Services at Faith Christian Center, 1100 Main St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. A men’s and women’s fellowship is at 5 p.m. each first Sunday. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class and teens ministry at 7. Dr. Ollie Hardaway Jr. is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-1600.
Family Life Cathedral Sunday services at Family Life Cathedral, An Oasis of Love, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Successful Living classes, followed by praise and worship at 11. A nursery is provided for ages up to 3. Second Sunday praise and worship begin at 8 a.m. Successful Living classes begin at 6 p.m. Friends and Family Day is each third Sunday with Successful Living classes at 9:30, followed by praise and worship at 11. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by discipleship classes at 7. Morning prayer is from 6 until 9 Friday. Call 601-629-3900, 601638-3433 or 601-218-5629 for shuttle bus. E-mail flcoasisoflove@Cablelynx.com. Betty J. Young Tyler is pastor.
First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible
study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available, and a nursery is provided. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. E-Groups begin at 5 p.m. Celebrate Recovery begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday: English As a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Children’s Water and the Word at 5:30 p.m.; church Family Time begins at 5:50; Community Service Project and preschool care are at 6; and Family Night Supper is from 4:45 until 6 p.m. On Thursday, the Joy Fellowship meets at 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall for a covered-dish luncheon and program. On Friday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery meets at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building.
First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem and the Rev. Jeffery Murphy, delivering the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided.
First Presbyterian Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 8:55 a.m. with a service of Praise and Thanksgiving in the chapel, followed by worship at 9:30 with the Rev. Tim Brown, leading the service. Sunday school is at 10:45. The choir director is Sharon Penley. The organist is Barbara Tracy. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study begins at 7:15 a.m. Al-Anon meeting begins at noon. On Thursday, NAMI begins at 1:30 p.m. Meals on Wheels begins at 10:45 a.m. Friday.
Gibson Memorial Activities at Gibson Memorial Untied Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. The Dabney Bible Class can be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday on WBBV 101.3. Worship is at 11. Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader. On Wednesday, choir practice is at 6:30 p.m. On Aug. 6, yard sale is from 7 a.m. until noon.
Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Bible study. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Bryan Abel, pastor, delivering the message. Ed Crawford will lead the music. Evening activities begin at 4:30 with the deacons meeting. Discipleship training is at 5:30 p.m. Fifth Sunday singing is at 6:30. On Wednesday, prayer meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. Baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-218-3911 or visit www. ggsmbc.org. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.
Greater Jerusalem Baptist Services at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5026
Mount Alban Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 9:30. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first and third Sunday. Pastor Aide Society meeting is each fourth Sunday following worship. On Tuesday, Men of Jerusalem rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Voices of Jerusalem rehearsal at 8. Deacons meet at 7 p.m. each last Thursday. Youth choir rehearsal is at noon each third and fourth Saturday. To purchase a recording of the service, call 601-834-8186. Revival services are set for Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Ernest Ware of Greenwood, speaker. Kemp Burley Jr. is pastor.
Greater Mount Zion Services at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 907 Farmer St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. The usher ministry meets each fourth Sunday following the service. Youth ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Monday before the fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Bible study is at 7. Praise and worship choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Monday before the first, second and fifth Sunday. The male chorus rehearses at 7 p.m. Thursday before the third Sunday. Women’s ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday. Gregory Butler is pastor. For transportation, call 601-636-0826.
Hawkins U.M.C. Services at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 8:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. A nursery is available. Youths will meet at 5 p.m. On Monday, Feeding the Homeless begins at 5:30 p.m. Cub Scouts meets at 6. Boy Scouts and Navajo mission meetings are at 7. On Tuesday, evangelism meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Prayer group meets at 6. On Wednesday, Handbells begins at 5:45 p.m. Chancel choir begins at 7. Discipleship NOW meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Youth cookout at the parsonage begins at 6 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Susannah Grubbs Carr is pastor.
Holy Cross Anglican Services at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Anglican Church in North America— REC) 1021 Crawford St., located inside the former Sisters of Mercy Chapel, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study. Holy Communion begins at 10:30; baptized Christians may participate. The Rev. Mark Bleakley presides. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and fellowship rooms are accessible to the handicapped through the back gate on Adams Street. A podcast, “Renewing the Face of the Earth: Conversation on Art, Spirituality, and Anglican Culture,” can be heard at www.markbleakleystainedglass2.blogspot.com. Call 601-529-9636.
House of Israel Services at the House of Israel Hebrew Culture Center, 1500 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. with Sabbath school each Saturday. Evening worship begins at 1 p.m. Bible class begins at 5 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Radio Outreach Ministry is broadcast on WRTM 100.5 F.M. Sunday morning at 9. Ahmetahee Ben Israel is minister.
House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school followed by worship at 11. On Monday, Continued on, Page B3.
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church events Continued from, Page B2. Bible class begins at 5 p.m. Intercessory prayer begins at 6. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 5 p.m. Bible study is at 6, followed by choir rehearsal. Back to School Giveaway begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Grace and Prophecy with Apostle Linda Sweezer is broadcast at 11 p.m. Wednesday on The Word Network.
Immanuel Baptist Services at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship and children’s church, led by children’s director Ashley Coomes, at 10:45. Evening activities begin at 5 with discipleship training and choir practice. Worship is at 6. On Wednesdays, prayer service, children’s classes for grades K-6 and youth services begin at 7 p.m. Adult choir practice begins at 8, led by interim music director Dale Yocum. A nursery is available. Billy Brumfield is pastor. Jason McGuffie is associate pastor and youth minister.
Jackson Street M.B. Service at Jackson Street M.B. Church, 1416 Jackson St., begin at 8 a.m., followed by Sunday school. John W. Carroll Sr. is pastor.
Jones Chapel M.B. Services at Jones Chapel M.B. Church, 1340 Bay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Leon Carr, teacher and deacon. Worship is at 11 each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is observed each fourth Sunday. Fellowship breakfast begins at 8:30 each first and third Sunday. New member/ discipleship class is at noon each fourth Saturday. Baptism is at 6:15 p.m., followed by Bible class at 6:30 each Wednesday. Choir rehearsal is each Monday at 6:30 p.m. before the second and fourth Sunday. Rosman Daniels is minister of music. The Rev. Adrian L. Clark is pastor.
Jubilee Revival Center Services at Jubilee Revival Center, 900 Clay St., begin at 10:30 a.m. with worship. Evening worship is at 6. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 5 p.m., followed by Bible study at 6.
King David No. 1 M.B. Services at King David No. 1 M.B., 2717 Letitia St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is at 11 each second Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each first, third and fourth Monday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The Usher Board meets at 11 a.m. each second Saturday. Creative The Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.
King of Kings Services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. For transportation, call 601-6616444 or 601-629-7791. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.
King Solomon Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin with Hour of Soul-Saving Power at 8:15 a.m. The Voices of Praise Choir will provide the music. Regular worship is at 10 a.m. with the Voices of Praise providing the music. The Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor, will deliver both messages. A nursery is provided beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bible study is each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and at noon on Fridays. The service can be heard on WRTM-FM 100.5 at 11 a.m. and on WJIW-FM 104.7 and KJIW-FM 94.5 at 7 p.m. CDs or DVDs of Sunday messages are available by
special events TOday • Multipurpose Building — 5 p.m., banquet honoring the Rev. Dr. Johnny Hughes, pastor of First M.B. Church of Hermanville and Jones Chapel M.B. Church of Carlisle; Port Gibson. • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 5 p.m., usher program; the Rev. Joe Harris, guest speaker; the Rev. E.E. Gibbs, pastor; 2528 N. Washington St. • St. Luke Freewill Baptist — 5:30 p.m., musical; the Rev. Billy Bennett Jr, pastor; 707 Pierce St.
SUNDAY • Claiborne County Nursing Home — 3:30 p.m., services; the Revs. Michael A. White and Elijah Brown; 2124 Old U.S. 61 South, Port Gibson. • Cool Spring M.B. — 11 a.m., Youth Day service; the Rev. Byron Maxwell, pastor; 385 Falk Steel Road. • Ebenezer M.B. — 2 p.m., Deacons Drive; the Rev. Verdell Lewis, guest speaker; the Rev. Dr. Michael R. Reed, pastor; 2346 Grove St. • Living Water Christian Fellowship — 6 p.m., Paul the Prisoner, a dramatization of the Book of Ephesians; 2075 Culkin Road. • Mount Alban M.B. — 11 a.m., Super Youth Sunday service; the Rev. Percy Terrell Sr., speaker; the Rev. Henry Taylor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road. • Mount Carmel M.B. — 11 a.m., youth service; Nathaniel Williams, guest speaker; Mighty Train of Gospel; Dr. Franklin Lassiter, pastor; 2629 Alma St. • Ridgeway Baptist — 5 p.m., finger foods and beverages; 6, Fifth Sunday Singing with community churches and local talent; 601-638-6020; 4684 Redwood Road. • St. Paul — 11 a.m., worship followed by clothing, shoes and other items; 439 Tiffintown Road. • Spring Hill M.B. — 9 a.m., youth service; the Rev. Elbert Cox Jr., speaker; the Rev. Reginald Anderson, pastor; 815 Mission 66.
• Triumphant Baptist — 2:30 p.m., Family Connection Day ; Kings Empowerment Center, 224 R.L. Chase Circle. • Warren County Baptist Association — 7 p.m., Fifth Sunday fundraiser; the Rev. Dr. Casey Fisher, guest speaker; the Rev. R.L. Miller, moderator.
MONDAY • Clover Valley M.B. — 7:15 p.m., prayer for revival; 7:30, revival; the Rev. Illiad Kelly, guest speaker; the Rev. Samuel Jones, pastor; 7670 Mississippi 27 South. • Greater Jerusalem Baptist — 7:30 p.m., revival; the Rev. Ernest Ware, speaker; the Rev. Kemp Burley Jr., pastor; 5026 Mount Alban Road. • Mount Alban M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Walter Weatherby, evangelist; the Rev. Henry Taylor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road.
• Mount Ararat M.B. — 6 p.m., prayer service; the Rev. Johnny L. Williams, pastor; 50 Culkin Road.
the Rev. Larry Jointer of Brookhaven; 406 Klein St. • Greater Jerusalem Baptist — 7:30 p.m., revival; the Rev. Ernest Ware, speaker; the Rev. Kemp Burley Jr., pastor; 5026 Mount Alban Road. • Mount Alban M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Walter Weatherby, evangelist; the Rev. Henry Taylor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road.
• Mount Ararat M.B. — 6 p.m., prayer service; the Rev. Johnny L. Williams, pastor; 50 Culkin Road.
WEDNESDAY • Calvary M.B. — 6 p.m., Church Growth Conference; classes for church growth, discipleship, partnering with pastor and youth empowerment for ages 4 through 17; 7, worship with the Rev. Larry Jointer of Brookhaven; 406 Klein St. • Clover Valley M.B. — 7:15 p.m., prayer for revival; 7:30, revival; the Rev. Bobby Burks, guest speaker; the Rev. Samuel Jones, pastor; 7670 Mississippi 27 South. • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 7 p.m., In House workshop; 2715 Alcorn Drive. • Greater Jerusalem Baptist — 7:30 p.m., revival; the Rev. Ernest Ware, speaker; the Rev. Kemp Burley Jr., pastor; 5026 Mount Alban Road. • Mount Alban M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Walter Weatherby, evangelist; the Rev. Henry Taylor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road. • Mount Ararat M.B. — 6 p.m., prayer service; the Rev. Leon Nelson, speaker; the Rev. Johnny L. Williams, pastor; 50 Culkin Road.
THURSDAY • Calvary M.B. — 6 p.m., Church Growth Conference; classes for church growth, discipleship, partnering with pastor and youth empowerment for ages 4 through 17; 7, worship with the Rev. Larry Jointer of Brookhaven; 406 Klein St. • Clover Valley M.B. — 7:15 p.m., prayer for revival; 7:30, revival; the Rev. Jessie Brown, guest speaker; the Rev. Samuel Jones, pastor; 7670 Mississippi 27 South. • Mount Alban M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Walter Weatherby, evangelist; the Rev. Henry Taylor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road. • Mount Ararat M.B. — 6 p.m., prayer service; the Rev. E.E. Gibbs, speaker; the Rev. Johnny L. Williams, pastor; 50 Culkin Road.
FRIDAY • Clover Valley M.B. — 7:15 p.m., prayer for revival; 7:30, revival; the Rev. Samuel Jones, pastor, speaker; 7670 Mississippi 27 South. • Mount Alban M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Walter Weatherby, evangelist; the Rev. Henry Taylor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road. • Mount Ararat M.B. — 6 p.m., prayer service; the Rev. Richard Johnson, speaker; the Rev. Johnny L. Williams, pastor; 50 Culkin Road.
TUESDAY • Clover Valley M.B. — 7:15 p.m., prayer for revival; 7:30, revival; the Rev. Elijah Paige, guest speaker; the Rev. Samuel Jones, pastor; 7670 Mississippi 27 South. • Calvary M.B. — 6 p.m., Church Growth Conference; classes for church growth, discipleship, partnering with pastor and youth empowerment for ages 4 through 17; 7, worship with calling the church at 601-6387658. Transportation is available by calling 601-831-4387 or 310-283-0594 the day before.
Lighthouse Assembly Services at Lighthouse Assembly of God, 1790 Sherman Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with Jack Hollingsworth, special guest, ministering in song and word. Debbie Quimby will lead praise and worship. Children’s church is led by Harry and Vickie Ogle. Wednesday services begin at 6:30 p.m. with Bible study for all ages.
Lighthouse Baptist Sunday school at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begins at 9:45 a.m. Sharon Forbes will lead the children and youth classes. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Worship is at 11 with Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor, delivering the message. Evening activities begin at 5:30 with training union for young adults, led by Debra Grayson and men’s prayer. Worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. Wednesday activities begin at 7 p.m. with young adults training union, led by Grayson, and Bible study and prayer service for adults.
Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation.
Worship is at 11. Morning Glory worship services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night. W.I.T.N.E.S.S., a women’s ministry, is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor.
Locust Grove M.B. Services at Locust Grove M.B. Church, 472 Stenson Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Rudolph Walker is the superintendent. Communion is each second Sunday at 10:30 and each fourth Sunday at 8:30. Fifth Sunday worship begins at 8:30. Testimonial services begin at 8:30 a.m. each fifth Sunday. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Choir practice begins at 5:30 p.m. each first, second and fourth Monday. The Rev. Robert L. Miller is pastor.
Lutheran Church of the Messiah The Divine Service for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity will be celebrated at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road, at 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit www.lutheranchurchofthemessiah.org or call 601-636-1894.
Mount Alban M.B. Sunday services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AUG. 6 • Southside Baptist — 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 95 Baptist Drive, off Fisher Ferry. Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship are each second, third and fourth Sunday; youth service is each fifth Sunday; all start at 11. On Wednesday, prayer/ Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Women of Faith ministry meets at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.
Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B. Church, 50 Culkin Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school the second through the fifth Sunday. Henry Middleton is superintendent. Communion begins at 11:30 each first Sunday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. each Thursday before the first Sunday at 5 p.m. The Rev. Johnny L. Williams is pastor.
Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B. Church, Eagle Lake community, are at 1:30 p.m. each second Sunday. Dr. L.A. Hall Sr. is pastor.
Mount Calvary Baptist Fifth Sunday services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 8 a.m. with worship. Sunday school begins at 9:30, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor,
delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday at 11. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. in the annex each Sunday. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Ushers meet at 6 p.m. each Tuesday before the second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Junior choir rehearses at 5 p.m. Thursday before the first and third Sunday. Senior choir rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. Thursday before the fifth Sunday. Women’s ministry begins at 10 a.m. each first Saturday. The trustee board meeting begins at 9 a.m. and the deacons at 11 each Saturday before the second Sunday. For transportation call 601636-4999.
Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday. Sunday school enhancement is each second Sunday; worship and testimony service is each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s prayer meeting/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Friday before the third Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. Satur-
day before the fourth Sunday. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. at the church each second Monday and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman St. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.
Mount Carmel Sunday services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. Musicians rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, praise and worship choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Bible study is at 7. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon Saturday before each second and third Sunday. Exercise class begins at 8 a.m. Saturdays. Mitchell and Deborah Dent are pastors. For information or transportation, call 601-218-5087 or 601-638-9015. E-mail mtcarmelministri@ bellsouth.net.
Mount Hebron M.B. Services at Mount Hebron M.B. Church, Bovina, are at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday and include Communion. The Rev. Willie J. White is pastor.
Mount Heroden Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school directed by Hilda Y. White, superintendent. Worship is at 11. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Youth service is at 11 each second Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Senior choir rehearsal is at noon Saturday before the first Sunday. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr. is pastor.
Mount Pilgrim Services at Mount Pilgrim, Freetown, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. First Sunday services begin at 11 a.m., led by Gracie Daniels, evangelist. Communion is each second Sunday and worship is each fifth Sunday; both begin at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.
Nazarene Church Services at Vicksburg First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 10:50. Evening praise and worship begin at 6. Hispanic Sunday service and children’s Sunday school is at 7:30 p.m. Activities for each last Sunday are as follows: dinner follows the morning service. Missionary service is at night.On Wednesday, youth activities begin at 5:30 with recreation, dinner is at 6 and Bible study at 7. Worship Team practice begins at 6 and adult Bible study is at 7. Thursday’s prayer meeting at 7 p.m. is open to all. On Friday, the Hispanic congregation Bible study and fellowship are at 7 p.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. each first Saturday. First-time guests are free and all others are $5. Visit www.vicksburg-nazarene.org for a full listing of activities and services. The Rev. Chuck Parish is senior pastor. Alberto Vidal is pastor of Hispanic Ministrie. The Rev. Ron Ray is pastor of Discipleship Ministries. The Rev. Kuhrman Cox is Pastor Emeritus.
New Beginnings Services at New Beginnings Full Deliverance Ministry, 3529 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed at 10:45 by worship. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. On Saturday, WOW women’s ministry begins at 9 a.m. Clarence and Lavern Walsh are founders/overseers. Michele King is pastor. Call 601-301-0586.
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Porters Chapel U.M.C.
St. Mark Free Will
New Mount Elem M.B.
Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with early service. Good News Discussion Group meets at 9:45. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11. The Rev. D.R. Ragsdale will deliver the sermon. Ken Warren will lead the congregational singing. Boy Scouts meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, Cursillo will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sisters by Choice will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday. Call 601636-2966.
Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton III, is superintendent. Second Sunday worship is canceled until further notice. Communion is at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with Willie Williams, deacon and instructor. The Rev. Selmon West is pastor. Rosman Daniels is the musician.
Rock Pentecostal Church, 4945 U.S. 61 North, begin at 2 p.m. with family worship in the sanctuary. Special presentations from childrens, youths and hands of praise. Music led by Catherine Barry. There will be no Sunday evening service. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study is at 6 p.m. led by Dane Stewart, followed by prayer at 7 led by Terry West. Thursday worship and word are at 7:30 p.m. For prayer, home Bible study or transportation call 601-636-0692.
St. Mary’s Catholic
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time at 9 a.m. Sunday. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday in the parish chapel. Novena is at 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday, or by appointment. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor. Call 601-636-0115.
Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Greg Clemts, pastor, speaking. Andrew Clemts, interim song director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead the music. Adult choir practice is at 4 p.m. Bible study is at 5, followed by worship at 6. Midweek prayer services are at 10 a.m. each Wednesday, and Bible study/prayer service is at 7 p.m. Vacation Bible school is set for Aug. 6 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. for children who have completed 4 and 5K through sixth grade. Meals will be provided. For more information call 601-634-0301 or the church, 601-631-0047.
Youth services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 8 a.m., followed by Sunday school. Prayer/Bible class begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.
Narrow Way M.B. Services at Narrow Way M.B. Church, begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.
New Mount Pilgrim Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillium, deacon and assistant superintendent. The following begin at 11 — second Sunday services; Covenant after Sunday school each third Sunday; and Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday. Minister Jacqueline Griffin is instructor. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study under the direction of the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by Jean Thomas begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The Usher Board meeting begins at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-636-6386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.
New Popular Grove Services at New Popular Grove Independent Methodist Church, Mississippi 27, Edwards, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Marshall Harris is superintendent. Worship begins at 11 with Richard Caples, minister of Travelers Rest Baptist Church, delivering the message. On Thursday, Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tommie L. Moore and Dorothy Hattsfield are associate ministers. James O. Bowman is pastor. Call 601-529-2044.
Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11. Dinner on the grounds will follow. Evening activities begin at 5 with Kid’s Time, followed by Youth Explosion and worship at 6. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. with mission study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by prayer service at 7.
Pentecostal Explosion Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 10:30. Wednesday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Leonard and Paula Calcote are pastors. Call 601-953-6812.
Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 8 a.m. with worship. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. is pastor.
Port Gibson U.M.C. The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost services at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. David Harrison, bringing the message, followed by Church Council meeting and meal. Professional counseling is offered at Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St. Call 601-437-5046.
Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 10 a.m. with open assembly, followed by Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon and a special time for youths. Colt and Christopher Lee will be acolytes. Christopher and Ray Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided. The adult choir will be singing at Ridgeway Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Adult choir practice begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 601-218-6255.
Ridgeway Baptist Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Children’s church and worship are at 11, with the Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor, delivering the message. Evening service begins at 5 with finger food and fellowship in the fellowship hall, followed by a communitywide singing and talent show. To participate call Clara Oakes, 601-638-6020 or Irene Reeves, 601-638-1558. Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall. Bible study/prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Services for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, Rite I. Choir practice under the direction of Joan H. Leese, organist and choirmaster, is at 9:45. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, is at 11 with the Rev. Deacon Josie Williams, preaching and celebrating at both services. Coffee and fellowship follow the services. Child care is provided at 11 a.m. Each Wednesday at 7 a.m. a study of the book, “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness: A Christian Pathway,” is held at the church. Wednesday, Holy Eucharist and Healing service is at 6 p.m. weekly. Call 601-636-6687.
St. George Orthodox Services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include: The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost; Matins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Confessions are heard before and after every service. All services are in English. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. Call 601-6362483.
St. James M.B. No. 1 Services at St. James M.B. Church No. 1, 400 Adams St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Robert Hubbard, superintendent, and Walter Bell, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Willie J. White is pastor.
St. Luke Free Will Services at St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church, 707 Pierce St., begin at 11 a.m. with Youth Day with the First Baptist Praise Dancers. Worship is at 11 each first, second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Elder Billy Bennett Jr. is the pastor.
St. Mary’s Episcopal St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Denny Allman will bring the message and serve at the Eucharist, using Rite II from the “Book of Common Prayer.” Snacks and fellowship are available in the parish hall following the service.
St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight, and Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Rosary Saturdays are at 5 p.m. before Mass. Daily Mass is at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.
St. Paul M.B. Services at St. Paul M.B. Church, 1413 Elm St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Evelyn Byrd is superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday with Communion being observed. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Each second Saturday choir rehearsal is at noon. Ushers ministry meeting is at 1:30. Pastor aide ministry is at 2:30. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.
Shady Grove Baptist Services at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 61 Shady Grove Circle, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each first and fourth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Adult choir practice begins at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the first and fourth Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each Saturday before the first Sunday. Richard Johnson is pastor.
Shiloh Baptist Services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 920 Meadow St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Jones is superintendent. Covenant begins at 10:45 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion service begins at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Dr. Willie Jones, pastor, is the instructor. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Tuesday after the second Sunday.
Shiloh Primitive Services for Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Warriors Trail, begin at 10:30 a.m. with singing, prayers and a sermon. Dinner is served each first and third Sunday. Dr. Reid Bishop will be the speaker Sunday. Elder Charles Holden is pastor.
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Spring Hill M.B. Services at Spring Hill M.B. Church, Grand Gulf Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Sunday school begins at 10 each first and third Sunday. Communion services begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the first and third Sunday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.
Standfield New Life Services at Standfield New Life Christian Church, 1404 Lane St., begin at 10 a.m. with worship. Maximized Manhood begins at 5 p.m. each first and third Sunday. New membership orientation begins at 2 p.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Angel Food orders are taken monthly; call 601-638-5380.
Temple of Empowerment Services at Temple of Empowerment, 707 Pierce St., begin at 9 a.m. with worship. Communion is each first Sunday, Women’s Sunday is each third and fifth Sunday. Youth Sunday is each fourth Sunday. On Wednesday, Intercessory prayer begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Bible Study at 7. G. Tyrone Haggard is pastor and founder. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Music is by Men of Purpose. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. Children’s church is provided for grades first through sixth. A nursery is available. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday. Men of Purpose rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday. Bible study/ prayer and youth tutorial begin at 7 each Tuesday night. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Midweek Bible study/prayer begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Perfect Praise choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each fourth Wednesday. Inspirational choir rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. each second Wednesday. United Voices of Worship rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Wednesday.
Call 601-636-3712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor.
Trinity Temple Services at Trinity Temple Baptist Church, 3801 Patricia St., begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by Sunday school at 8. Worship begins at 9. On Tuesday, prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible class at 6:30. Call 601-636-1636. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.
Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with pre-service prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with the sanctuary choir presenting praise and worship under the direction of Landy Maughon. Mike Fields, pastor, will bring the message. The service at 10:30 will be streaming live on www.triumphchurchvicksburg.com. Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and at 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services are as follows: Elevate Your Life classes, GENERATE student ministries and Kingdom Kids church. All begin at 6:30 p.m. Choir practice begins at 7:35. Men’s fraternity meets from 8 until 9:30 a.m. each first Saturday. A nursery is provided for ages 3 and younger.
Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/ New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher/Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday at the administration building. For transportation, call 601-218-1319, 601638-8135 or 601-638-8108. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor.
Valley Park Baptist Services at Valley Park Baptist Church, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 11 with Ronnie Purser, pastor, delivering the message. Discipleship training begins at 4:30 p.m. Worship is at 6 at Cary Baptist Church for the Sharkey/Issaquena Baptist Association Music Celebration. Revival is set for Aug. 7-10 with Allen Stephens, Rankin Baptist Association Mission Director, guest speaker and music by Steve Abercrombie, minister of education of First Baptist Church, Fannin.
Warrenton Independent Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Marvin E. Curtis Jr., pastor, speaking. Junior church is during worship and is led by Scott Audirsch, associate youth pastor. Evening worship is at 6 with Curtis delivering the message along with fifthSunday singing. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. with Curtis. Prayer time will follow.
Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with Jason Wooley. Evening worship is at 6. On Wednesday, prayer meeting/Bible study is at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings.
Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Scott Reiber, pastor, preaching, assisted by Elder Jim Harrison. Evening worship begins at 6. Harrison will assist. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is the organist. On Wednesday, choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Prayer/ Bible study begins at 7:15. On Thursday, WELLSPRING begins at 7 p.m.
Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Bob Conrad, pastor. Sunday evening service begins at 5 with Praise and Testimony service, followed by birthday and anniversary fellowship. Wednesday service begins at 6:30 p.m. with all ministries meeting. A nursery is provided.
Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Kent Campbell is pastor. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. A nursery is available for ages 3 and younger. Children’s church is available for 4 years through second grade. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV-FM 101.3 or www.woodlawnbc.com. Evening worship with the 2011 Honduras Trip being the focus and Youth on Location begin at 6. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Evening service and Underground connections for the youth begin at 6. Sanctuary choir practice begins at 7:10. Call 601-636-5320.
The Word Church Services at The Word Church of Vicksburg, 1201 Grove St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11:30. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for one hour of Power Prayer. Apostle Oscar L. Davis is pastor.
Word of Faith Sunday services at Word of Faith Christian Center, 3525 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Children’s church and a nursery are provided for all services. Corporate prayer is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Midweek services and Glorify God youth ministry are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Reginald L. Walker is pastor. Bishop Keith A. Butler is founder. Call 601-638-2500.
Word of Faith Services at the Word of Faith Outreach Ministries, 2121 Clay St., Suite G, begin at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Joe Freeman, guest speaker. Womens Conference is each night at 7 Tuesday through Friday. Quincy Washington is pastor.
Zion Travelers M.B. Services at Zion Travelers M.B. Church, 1701 Poplar St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., under the direction of Virginia Houston, minister and superintendent. Eddie James Lee is deacon and assistant superintendent. The following are at 11 a.m. — Communion each first Sunday; worship each second and fourth Sunday; women’s ministry each third Sunday; and youth ministry each fifth Sunday. Choir practice is Monday after the second and fourth Sunday and Thursday after the first and third Sunday at 6 p.m. Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bible study is at 6. Sunday school lesson planning meeting is each Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Alfred E. Lassiter Jr. is pastor.
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NBA, local stars help the needy
Back to work Saints open practice, make roster moves/C4
Red Carpet Bowl VHS vs. Brandon Warren Central vs. Pearl Aug. 19, 6 p.m., at WC Porters Chapel hosts Union Christian Aug. 19, 7 p.m. St. Aloysius hosts Madison-St. Joe Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Who’s hot MAGGIE WAITES
St. Aloysius freshman cleared 10 feet, 2 inches Friday to finish 16th at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics in Wichita, Kan.
Sidelines Top pick Newton signs with Panthers
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 draft pick Cam Newton has signed with the Carolina Panthers and has arrived at training camp. The team announced Friday evening that he signed a deal and was attending team meetings. The Panthers also said on Twitter that the quarterback “had officially signed on the dotted line.” Bus Cook, Newton’s agent, told the The Associated Press on Friday night that the deal was for four years and “$22 million-plus.” Newton was seen driving into the back lot of the Richardson Physical Activities Building and entering the offices that serve as team headquarters for Carolina’s training camp at Wofford College. Panthers coach Ron Rivera had said earlier Friday that he expected the former Auburn star to be at Wofford when Carolina held its first practice session today. Also Friday, general manager Marty Hurney said the sides were making good progress on an agreement.
LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 1-3-6 La. Pick 4: 6-3-4-5 Weekly results: C2
QB Brees happy to welcome Sproles By Brett Martel The Associated Press
1 p.m. ESPN - Want to see a remarkable trick on a skateboard or motorcycle? Or perhaps a gruesome broken leg? Both are definite possibilities at the X Games. Coverage continues on ABC at 3 p.m. and ESPN2 at 8.
Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post
NBA star and Mississippi native Al Jefferson of the Utah Jazz, center, loads boxes from the Feed the Children charity into cars alongside Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield, left, and democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill Luckett in the parking lot of the Vicksburg Mall on Friday. Jefferson, Winfield, Luckett and athletes from Warren Central and Vicksburg high schools helped distribute boxes of food and household items to nearly 400 families enrolled in the Feed the Children program. At right, WC football players Bill McRight, 17, Devon Bell, 18, and Patrick Varnado, 17, load boxes. Bill is the son of Bill and Meredith McRight. Devon is the son of Bart and Dawn Bell. Patrick is the son of Monique and Patrick Varnado.
Rain washes out Cup’s opening night By Jeff Byrd firstname.lastname@example.org Afternoon thunderstorms rained out Friday’s opening night of the Governor’s Cup at Halls Ferry Park. Tournament director Scott Verhine said this weekend’s tournament, which features play in the 6-, 8-, 10-, 12- and 14-year-olds’ divisions, will begin today at 9 a.m. This is the third time in four years that an entire day of play has been called off. In 2008, the first night of play was postponed and in 2009 the championship round was rained out. In addition to delaying the openers, all pool play games will be shortened by 20 minutes and have a 1 hour, 10 minute time limit. In 2008, the same strategy of shortening games was used. It allowed tournament organizers to cram in the extra games on Saturday and maintain the original Sunday schedule for the championship round. If everything goes according to plan, two 12-yearolds’ games will begin at 9:45 tonight. That’s one of the latest scheduled starts in tournament history, but a necessity to keep Sunday’s championship round on
Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post
A tarp sits on a pitcher’s mound at Halls Ferry Park on Friday. Rain forced tournament organizers to postpone six games on the first night of the Governor’s Cup. The tournament will begin today at 9 a.m.
Inside • Governor’s Cup revised schedule/B2 • Ugandan team booted from LLWS after visas are denied/B3 track. “We just have too much standing water on the fields and it looks like we have another big cloud just south
of us,” Verhine said while looking over the trees to the south, where another menacing cloud was lurking. “We’ll keep the same schedule, we just moved the times back to let us get the fields ready. ” Only six games in all, three each in the 10- and 12-year-olds’ divisions, were scheduled for Friday. Two 12-year-olds’ teams, the Warren County Warriors and Sterlington, were
already dressed and at the park when the news came that their 6:15 p.m. game had been postponed. Other postponed games in the 12-yearolds’ division include the Vicksburg Volts against the Crush and the Panthers vs. Destruction. In the 10-year-olds’ division, the Vicksburg Braves had two games washed out, against the Mississippi Athletics and the Red Raiders. The Clinton Arrows were to play Southwest Rankin in the other game. All of the postponed games will be played this afternoon, between the scheduled end of pool play and the start of the elimination round. Play in the 6-year-olds’ division wwill begin as scheduled today at 9:30 a.m. The championship game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Both the 6- and 8-year-olds were originally scheduled to play their entire tournaments today, but the larger 8-year-olds’ tournament will now have its championship game on Sunday afternoon. The five-team 14-yearolds’ division will begin this morning at 9:30 and follow the original schedule. The championship game is set for Sunday at 5 p.m.
METAIRIE, La. — Drew Brees has a history with free agent Darren Sproles and did not hesitate to exploit it when it became clear that Reggie Bush wasn’t going to be back with the Saints in 2011. “I pulled out all the stops,” Brees said of his effort to attract Sproles, the blazing fast, 5-foot-6 running back and return man who agreed to a four-year, $14 million deal with New Orleans on Thursday night. Brees was San Diego’s quarterback in 2005, when Sproles was drafted by the Chargers and had the first of his five seasons with more than 1,000 kickoff return yards. The Saints quarterback also maintains an offseason residence in San Diego and trained with Sproles earlier this year. “I have his number,” Brees said, grinning, as he described a series of calls and texts in Darren which his mesSproles sage to Sproles was: “We need you baby. Come join us. You’ll fit in great. Win a championship. Let’s break some records. Let’s do something special. Let’s go.” Sproles planned to travel to New Orleans soon to sign his new contract, but would not be permitted to practice until sometime next week because of restrictions on free agents practicing before the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement has been ratified. Brees called the addition of Sproles, “awesome,” and said Sproles’ speed and versatility in the running, passing and return games would “absolutely” allow the Saints to run many of the same plays originally designed for Bush. “When you look at those guys’ skill sets, they’re very similar in a lot of ways,” Brees said. “As I look at our offense and the way we would plug them in, we’d plug him in the exact same way we would have Reggie and be able to do even more things with him. “I’m very familiar with him as a person, his work ethic and the drive and competitiveness that he has,” Brees continued. “He’s going to fit in great with this team and this locker room and this offensive system. He’s a guy who has exceptional skills in a lot of different ways and we’re going to be able to use him in a lot of different ways.” Sproles will join a backfield that already includes Pierre Thomas, rookie Mark Ingram and short-yardage back Lynell Hamilton. Sproles, however, is different from the other three in that he relies primarily on his speed, agility and versatility in the passing game, whereas the others can run with tackle-breaking power and balance. “He’s going to bring a lot to the table for this team,” Thomas said. “He also can help me show the ropes to these younger guys. I’ve seen a lot of his work; he’s a great running back, a very fast guy, very low to the ground. ... He’s going to be a great addition to our backfield.”
Saturday, July 30, 2011
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASCAR 9 a.m. ESPN2 - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, final practice for Brickyard 400, at Indianapolis 10:30 a.m. ESPN2 - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, practice for Kroger 200, at Indianapolis 1 p.m. ESPN2 - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Brickyard 400, at Indianapolis 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, pole qualifying for Kroger 200, at Indianapolis 6:30 p.m. ESPN - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Kroger 200, at Indianapolis EXTREME SPORTS 1 p.m. ESPN - X Games 3 p.m. ABC - X Games 8 p.m. ESPN2 - X Games 9 p.m. ESPN - X Games GOLF 7:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Irish Open 9 a.m. ESPN - Women’s British Open Noon TGC - PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, The Greenbrier Classic 2 p.m. NBC - USGA, U.S. Senior Open 5:30 p.m. TGC - Nationwide Tour, Utah Championship (tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. Fox - Chicago Cubs at St. Louis 6 p.m. WGN - Boston at Chicago White Sox 6 p.m. FSN - Florida at Atlanta SOCCER 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Spanish Primera Division/Premier League, World Football Challenge, Barcelona vs. Manchester United TENNIS 9:30 p.m. ESPN2 - ATP, Farmers Classic, semifinal 11:30 p.m. ESPN2 - WTA Tour, Bank of the West Classic, semifinal (tape)
from staff & AP reports
Golf Woods will play in PGA Championship JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Tiger Woods already has missed two major championships this year. He doesn’t plan on missing the last one. Woods has formally entered the PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 11-14 at Atlanta Athletic Club. He has been out of golf for nearly three months so that injuries to his left leg can properly heal. He will make his return next week in the World Golf Championship event at Firestone. PGA spokesman Julius Mason said Friday that Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, told him that as long as everything goes well at Firestone and there are no complications to his left leg, that Woods intends to play the PGA. Woods has failed to win the last nine majors he has played, one short of matching his longest drought.
De Jonge, Simpson share lead at Greenbrier WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Brendon de Jonge shot a 3-under 67 and Webb Simpson had a 68 to share the lead at 7 under midway through the Greenbrier Classic. Among those failing to advance to weekend play were Phil Mickelson, whose streak of making 17 straight cuts ended, and defending champion Stuart Appleby. Both finished 3 over, missing the cut by two strokes. De Jonge has played the Old White TPC course many times and he finished third in last year’s inaugural tournament at 17 under. It was one of three third-place finishes in 2010 that helped him earn a careerbest $2.2 million. Simpson made three birdies on the back nine. First-round leader Trevor Immelman made just two birdies, shot 70 and was at 6 under. Tied at 5 under were Scott Stallings (65), Michael Letzig (66), Gary Woodland (70), Brian Davis (64) and Derek Lamely (70).
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 30 1930 — Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for soccer’s first World Cup in Montevideo. 1932 — The 10th modern Olympic Games open in Los Angeles. 1968 — Washington’s Ron Hansen pulls off an unassisted triple play, but the Cleveland Indians still win 10-1. 1980 — Houston Astros pitcher J.R. Richard suffers a stroke during a workout at the Astrodome.
The Vicksburg Post
scoreboard youth baseball 2011 Governor’s Cup At Halls Ferry Park
All games at BMX Field Today Vicksburg vs. Concordia, 9:30 a.m. Longhorns vs. Clinton, 10:30 Clinton vs. Concordia, 11:30 a.m. Vicksburg vs. Longhorns, 12:30 p.m. No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 seed, 1:30 p.m. No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed, 2:30 p.m. Championship game, 3:30 p.m. ———
Games at Bazinsky Park softball fields Today Mudcats vs. Athletics, 11 a.m. Clinton All-Stars vs. Vicksburg All-Stars, 11 a.m. Dawgs vs. Crush, Noon Clinton All-Stars vs. Bombers, Noon WolfPack vs. Athletics, 1 p.m. LA Guns vs. Mudcats, 1 p.m. Vicksburg All-Stars vs. Bombers, 2 p.m. Dawgs vs. LA Guns, 2 p.m. Crush vs. Wolfpack, 3 p.m. No. 8 seed vs. No. 9 seed, 4 p.m. No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed, 4 p.m. No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed, 5:15 p.m. No. 2 seed vs. No. 7 seed, 5:15 p.m. Sunday No. 1 seed vs. No. 8 or 9 seed, 11 a.m. Semifinals, 12:15 and 1:30 p.m. Championship game, 2:45 p.m. ———
Games at National and American fields Today River City Storm vs. Lions, 10 a.m. Gators vs. MS Athletics, 10 a.m. River City Storm vs. Clinton Arrows, 11:30 a.m. NE Storm vs. SWR Baseball, 11:30 a.m. Red Raiders vs. Gators, 1 p.m. NE Storm vs. Lions, 1 p.m. Vicksburg Braves vs. MS Athletics, 2:30 p.m. Clinton Arrows vs. SWR Baseball, 2:30 p.m. Vicksburg Braves vs. Red Raiders, 4 p.m. No. 8 seed vs. No. 9 seed, 6 p.m. No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed, 6 p.m. No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 seed, 7:45 p.m. No. 2 seed vs. No. 7 seed, 7:45 p.m. Sunday No. 1 seed vs. No. 8 or 9 seed, 11 a.m. Semifinals, 1 and 3 p.m. Championship game, 5 p.m. ———
Games at Bluff and Delta fields Today Warren County Warriors vs. Indianola, 9 a.m. Tigers vs. Titans, 9 a.m. Clinton vs. Mayhem, 10:30 a.m. Thunder vs. Panthers, 10:30 a.m. Cobra Baseball vs. Indianola, Noon Thuder vs. Titans, Noon Clinton vs. Sterlington, 1:30 p.m. Destruction vs. Tigers, 1:30 p.m. Cobra Baseball vs. Crush, 3 p.m. Vicksburg Volts vs. Mayhem, 3 p.m. Warren County Warriors vs. Sterlington, 4:30 p.m. Vicksburg Volts vs. Crush, 4:30 p.m. Panthers vs. Destruction, 6 p.m. No. 8 seed vs. No. 9 seed, 8 p.m. No. 5 seed vs. No. 12 seed, 8 p.m. No. 4 seed vs. No. 13 seed, 9:45 p.m. No. 6 seed vs. No. 11 seed, 9:45 p.m. Sunday No. 7 seed vs. No. 10 seed, 10 a.m. No. 1 seed vs. No. 8 or 9 seed, 10 a.m. No. 3 seed vs. No. 6 or 11 seed, Noon No. 2 seed vs. No. 7 or 10 seed, Noon No. 5 or 12 seed vs. No. 4 or 13 seed, 2 p.m. Semifinals, 2 and 4 p.m. Championship game, 6 p.m. ———
Games at Babe Ruth Field Today Vicksburg Siege vs. Warhawks, 9:30 a.m. Vicksburg Siege vs. Smash, 11:30 a.m. Warhawks vs. Vicksburg Red Sox, 1:30 p.m. Legit Baseball vs. Vicksburg Red Sox, 3:30 p.m. Legit Baseball vs. Smash, 5:30 p.m. Sunday No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed, 11 a.m. No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed, 1 p.m. No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 or 5 seed, 3 p.m. Championship game, 5 p.m.
minor league baseball Southern League North Division
W Chattanooga (Dodgers).20 Carolina (Reds).............15 Huntsville (Brewers)......15 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......15 Jackson (Mariners)........14
L 14 19 19 19 20
Pct. .588 .441 .441 .441 .412
GB — 5 5 5 6
W L Pct. Mobile (D’backs)...........25 9 .735 Montgomery (Rays).......19 15 .559 Jacksonville (Marlins)....16 18 .471 Mississippi (Braves)...16 18 .471 x-Birm. (White Sox).......15 19 .441 x-clinched first half ——— Friday’s Games Jackson 4, Chattanooga 3 Carolina 6, Jacksonville 2 Huntsville 2, Birmingham 1 Mississippi 5, Mobile 4 Montgomery 7, Tennessee 4 Today’s Games Mobile at Mississippi, 6:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Jackson at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Huntsville at Birmingham, 6:30 p.m. Tennessee at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Birmingham at Tennessee, 4 p.m. Montgomery at Jacksonville, 5:05 p.m. Mississippi at Jackson, 6:05 p.m. Chattanooga at Mobile, 6:05 p.m. Carolina at Huntsville, 7:03 p.m.
GB — 6 9 9 10
W Boston...........................64 New York.......................61 Tampa Bay....................54 Toronto..........................54 Baltimore.......................42
L 40 42 50 52 60
W Detroit............................56 Cleveland.......................52 Chicago.........................52 Minnesota......................49 Kansas City...................45
L 50 51 52 56 61
——— National League East Division
W Philadelphia...................66 Atlanta...........................62 New York.......................55 Florida............................52 Washington....................49
L 39 45 51 54 56
W Milwaukee......................58 St. Louis........................56 Pittsburgh......................54 Cincinnati.......................51 Chicago.........................42 Houston.........................35
L 49 50 50 55 64 71
Pct GB .629 — .579 5 .519 11 1/2 .491 14 1/2 .467 17 Pct GB .542 — .528 1 1/2 .519 2 1/2 .481 6 1/2 .396 15 1/2 .330 22 1/2
W L Pct GB San Francisco...............61 45 .575 — Arizona..........................57 48 .543 3 1/2 Colorado........................49 56 .467 11 1/2 Los Angeles..................47 57 .452 13 San Diego.....................46 60 .434 15 Friday’s Games N.Y. Mets 8, Washington 5 Philadelphia 10, Pittsburgh 3 Atlanta 5, Florida 0 Milwaukee 4, Houston 0 St. Louis 9, Chicago Cubs 2 Cincinnati 4, San Francisco 3, 13 innings Colorado at San Diego, (n) Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Today’s Games Chicago Cubs (R.Lopez 2-2) at St. Louis (Lohse 8-7), 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 5-8) at Washington (Marquis 8-5), 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 7-4) at Philadelphia (Cl. Lee 9-7), 6:05 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 6-3) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 9-7), 6:10 p.m. Houston (Happ 4-12) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 11-7), 6:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 6-9) at Cincinnati (Leake 8-6), 6:10 p.m. Colorado (Jimenez 6-9) at San Diego (Harang 9-2), 7:35 p.m. Arizona (Owings 4-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 9-8), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games San Francisco at Cincinnati, 12:10 p.m. Florida at Atlanta, 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Washington, 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 12:35 p.m. Houston at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 3:05 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 3:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, 7:05 p.m.
BRAVES 5, MARLINS 0
Florida Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi Bonifac 3b 4 0 0 0 Constnz cf 4 1 1 1 Infante 2b 4 0 0 0 Prado 3b 4 1 3 0 GSnchz 1b 4 0 1 0 Fremn 1b 3 1 2 1 HRmrz ss 4 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 4 1 1 3 Morrsn lf 2 0 0 0 Hinske lf 3 0 0 0 Stanton rf 3 0 1 0 D.Ross c 3 0 0 0 Camrn cf 3 0 0 0 Heywrd rf 3 0 0 0 J.Buck c 2 0 1 0 AlGnzlz ss 3 0 0 0 Hensly p 1 0 0 0 Beachy p 2 0 0 0 Petersn ph 1 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 MDunn p 0 0 0 0 Conrad ph 1 1 1 0 Linernk p 0 0 0 0 Totals 28 0 3 0 Totals 30 5 8 5 Florida.......................................000 000 000 — 0 Atlanta......................................000 000 32x — 5 E—Ale.Gonzalez (9). DP—Florida 1, Atlanta 2. LOB—Florida 5, Atlanta 2. 2B—G.Sanchez (25), Stanton (19), Conrad (4). HR—Uggla (19). S—Hensley. SF—Freeman. IP H R ER BB SO Florida Hensley L,1-3 7 5 3 3 0 3 M.Dunn 1 3 2 2 0 2 Atlanta Beachy W,4-2 7 1-3 2 0 0 3 6 O’Flaherty H,20 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 Linebrink 1 1 0 0 0 1 T—2:34. A—36,063 (49,586).
nfl 2011 New Orleans Saints schedule Sept. 8................................at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18........................................... Chicago, 1 p.m. Sept. 25........................................... Houston, 1 p.m. Oct. 2.....................................at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Oct. 9...........................................at Carolina, 1 p.m. Oct. 16.............................. at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m. Oct. 23.................................. Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m. Oct. 30........................................at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Nov. 6.........................................Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Nov. 13..........................................at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Nov. 20............................................................... BYE Nov. 28..................................N.Y. Giants, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4................................................. Detroit, 1 p.m. Dec. 11................................... at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Dec. 18.....................................at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Dec. 26......................................... Atlanta, 8:30 p.m. Jan. 1.............................................. Carolina, 1 p.m.
2011 Warren County schedules Vicksburg High
mlb American League East Division
Texas (D.Holland 9-4) at Toronto (Mills 0-0), 12:07 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 10-6) at Detroit (Below 0-1), 3:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 3-0) at Seattle (Pineda 8-7), 3:10 p.m. Baltimore (Britton 6-7) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 8-4), 6:05 p.m., 2nd game Kansas City (F.Paulino 1-4) at Cleveland (Masterson 8-7), 6:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 10-4) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 8-6), 6:10 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 7-7) at Oakland (Moscoso 3-5), 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Texas at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. Boston at Chicago White Sox, 1:10 p.m. Minnesota at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 3:10 p.m.
Pct .615 .592 .519 .509 .412
GB — 2 1/2 10 11 21
Pct .528 .505 .500 .467 .425
GB — 2 1/2 3 6 1/2 11
W L Pct GB Texas.............................60 47 .561 — Los Angeles..................58 49 .542 2 Oakland.........................47 58 .448 12 Seattle...........................44 60 .423 14 1/2 Friday’s Games Kansas City 12, Cleveland 0 Detroit 12, L.A. Angels 2 Toronto 3, Texas 2 Chicago White Sox 3, Boston 1 Baltimore 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Minnesota at Oakland, (n) Tampa Bay at Seattle, (n) Today’s Games Baltimore (Tillman 2-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Colon 7-6), 12:05 p.m., 1st game
Aug. 19................................... x-vs. Brandon, 6 Aug. 26..................................................... Open Sept. 2............................... at Richwood, La., 7 Sept. 9...................................... Tylertown, 7:30 Sept. 16....................... Lawrence County, 7:30 Sept. 23..................................*at Jim Hill, 7:30 Sept. 30..................... *Northwest Rankin, 7:30 Oct. 7...........................at Greenville-Weston, 7 Oct. 14...............................*Madison Central, 7 Oct. 21......................................... *at Murrah, 7 Oct. 28............................ *at Warren Central, 7 Nov. 4............................................... *Clinton, 7 x-Red Carpet Bowl, at Warren Central *Region 2-6A games
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Warren Central Aug. 19......................................... x-Pearl, 8:30 Aug. 26...................................... Callaway, 7:30 Sept. 2...............................at Hattiesburg, 7:30 Sept. 9.................................... at Natchez, 7:30 Sept. 16.................................................... Open Sept. 23................. *at Northwest Rankin, 7:30 Sept. 30.....................*Greenville-Weston, 7:30 Oct. 7............................ *at Madison Central, 7 Oct. 14..............................................*Murrah, 7 Oct. 21..........................................*at Clinton, 7 Oct. 28......................................... *Vicksburg, 7 Nov. 4.............................................. *Jim Hill, 7 x-Red Carpet Bowl *Region 2-6A games ———
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St. Aloysius Aug. 19.......................... Madison-St. Joe, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26................... at Greenville-St. Joe, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2..............................*at Hinds AHS, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.......................................... *Salem, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16........................................*Dexter, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23...................*University Christian, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30.............................. *at Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8......................................*at Resurrection, TBA Oct. 14.............................................*Stringer, 7 p.m. Oct. 21...................................................... Open date Oct. 28.................................... *Bogue Chitto, 7 p.m. Nov. 4............................................... *at Mount Olive *Region 4-1A games ———
All games begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 19............................................. Union Christian Aug. 26....................................................Deer Creek Sept. 2.................................................*at Bens Ford Sept. 9..................................... *at Newton Academy Sept. 16.................................................. *Park Place Sept. 23..........................................Benton Academy Sept. 30................................................ at Tri-County Oct. 7.....................................................at Sylva Bay Oct. 14.....................................................*Heidelberg Oct. 21.....................................................Manchester Oct. 28.....................................................*at Prentiss *District 4-A game
golf PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic
Friday At The Old White Course White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Purse: $6 million Yardage: 7,274; Par 70 Second Round a-denotes amateur Brendon de Jonge.....66-67—133.........................-7 Webb Simpson...........65-68—133.........................-7 Trevor Immelman.......64-70—134.........................-6 Michael Letzig............69-66—135.........................-5 Scott Stallings............70-65—135.........................-5 Gary Woodland..........65-70—135.........................-5 Brian Davis.................71-64—135.........................-5 Derek Lamely.............65-70—135.........................-5 John Merrick...............69-67—136.........................-4 Charles Howell III.......68-68—136.........................-4 Chris Baryla................67-69—136.........................-4 Aron Price..................69-67—136.........................-4 Chris Couch...............68-68—136.........................-4 Chez Reavie...............67-69—136.........................-4 Ricky Barnes..............72-65—137.........................-3 Cameron Tringale......70-67—137.........................-3 Camilo Villegas..........71-66—137.........................-3 Will Strickler...............67-70—137.........................-3 Tag Ridings................71-66—137.........................-3 James Driscoll............69-68—137.........................-3 Brandt Jobe................68-69—137.........................-3 Michael Connell..........72-66—138.........................-2 Kenny Perry...............68-70—138.........................-2 Scott Verplank............72-66—138.........................-2 D.A. Points.................71-67—138.........................-2 Bill Haas.....................71-67—138.........................-2 Kent Jones.................69-69—138.........................-2 J.P. Hayes..................68-70—138.........................-2 Nick O’Hern................70-68—138.........................-2 Jim Herman................67-71—138.........................-2 Tom Pernice, Jr.........68-70—138.........................-2 Billy Mayfair................65-73—138.........................-2 Anthony Kim...............69-69—138.........................-2 Spencer Levin............70-68—138.........................-2 Andre Stolz.................69-69—138.........................-2 David Hearn...............66-72—138.........................-2 Briny Baird..................69-69—138.........................-2 Cameron Beckman....71-68—139.........................-1 Keegan Bradley..........72-67—139.........................-1 Johnson Wagner........72-67—139.........................-1 Ryuji Imada................69-70—139.........................-1 Fabian Gomez............71-68—139.........................-1 Steve Allan.................71-68—139.........................-1 Blake Adams..............69-70—139.........................-1 Duffy Waldorf.............69-70—139.........................-1 Troy Matteson............69-70—139.........................-1 Steve Flesch..............71-68—139.........................-1
——— U.S. Senior Open
Friday At Inverness Club Toledo, Ohio Purse: $2.75 million Yardage: 7,143; Par 71 Partial Second Round a-denotes amateur Note: Play was suspended due to darkness Olin Browne................64-69—133.........................-9 Mark O’Meara............66-68—134.........................-8 Mark Calcavecchia.....68-67—135.........................-7 Michael Allen..............66-69—135.........................-7 Joey Sindelar.............69-66—135.........................-7 Peter Senior...............69-67—136.........................-6 Kiyoshi Murota...........68-69—137.........................-5 Corey Pavin................68-69—137.........................-5 Trevor Dodds.............68-69—137.........................-5 Mark Wiebe................67-71—138.........................-4 Damon Green.............67-71—138.........................-4 Jeff Roth.....................72-66—138.........................-4 John Huston...............69-69—138.........................-4 Larry Nelson...............69-69—138.........................-4 Steve Jones...............67-71—138.........................-4 Jeff Sluman................68-71—139.........................-3 Jay Haas....................70-69—139.........................-3 Nick Price...................70-69—139.........................-3 Steve Pate..................68-71—139.........................-3 Bernhard Langer........70-69—139.........................-3 Russ Cochran............70-69—139.........................-3 Tom Kite.....................72-67—139.........................-3 Hale Irwin...................69-71—140.........................-2 Scott Simpson............70-70—140.........................-2 Loren Roberts............71-69—140.........................-2 Willie Wood................70-70—140.........................-2 Nobumitsu Yuhara.....72-68—140.........................-2 David Eger.................71-70—141..........................1 Dan Forsman.............70-71—141..........................1 Mark McNulty.............72-69—141..........................1 Larry Mize..................71-70—141..........................1 Kirk Hanefeld..............71-70—141..........................1 Hal Sutton..................74-67—141..........................1 Mike Nicolette.............73-69—142......................... E Mark Brooks...............70-72—142......................... E Chien-Soon Lu...........70-72—142......................... E Jim Thorpe.................68-74—142......................... E
National Football League
ARIZONA CARDINALS—Signed LB Stewart Bradley, G Daryn Colledge, DE Nick Eason, TE Jeff King and WR Chansi Stuckey. Re-signed C Lyle Sendlein. Signed LB Sam Acho, FB Anthony Sherman, LB Quan Sturdivant, DT David Carter, WR DeMarco Sampson. ATLANTA FALCONS—Agreed to terms with OT Tyson Clabo on a five-year contract. Released DE Jamaal Anderson and WR Michael Jenkins. BUFFALO BILLS—Signed DL Marcell Dareus to a four-year contract and DB Da’Norris Searcy and RB Johnny White. CHICAGO BEARS—Agreed to terms with OT Gabe Carimi, DE Stephen Paea and S Chris Conte on four-year contracts. Agreed to terms with DT Anthony Adams, DL Vernon Gholston, WR Sam Hurd, P Adam Podlesh, LB Nick Roach, TE Matt Spaeth, FB Will Ta’ufo’ou, WR Roy Williams, and QB Caleb Hanie. Signed DE Jake Laptad, TE Draylen Ross, RB Dan Dierking and T Mike Lamphear. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Released DE Antwan Odom. Waived OT Andrew Mitchell, WR Shay Hodge and K Clint Stitser. Placed QB Carson Palmer on reserve/did not report list. Signed G Clint Boling, RB Jay Finley, OL Ryan McKnight, C Kyle Cook, G Nate Livings, QB Jordan Palmer, OT Dennis Roland, WR Quan Cosby, TE Clark Harris, S Tom Nelson, HB Cedric Peerman and LB Dan Skuta. Placed CB Adam Jones and DT Pat Sims on active/physically unable to perform list. Placed LB Keith Rivers on active/non-football injury list. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed RB DeMarco Murray and LB Bruce Carter. Re-signed DE Marcus Spears. DENVER BRONCOS—Signed LB Nate Irving. DETROIT LIONS—Agreed to terms with DB Eric Wright. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Released OT Mark Tauscher, LB Nick Barnett, LB Brandon Chillar, LB Brady Poppinga and DL Justin Harrell. Waived S Michael Greco and LB Curtis Young. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Agreed to terms with K Adam Vinatieri and S Melvin Bullitt. Released K Brett Swenson and DB Jordan Hemby. Signed RB Delone Carter to a four-year contract. Signed P Travis Baltz, DE David Bedford, LB Chris Colasanti, RB Darren Evans, WR David Gilreath, QB Mike Hartline, WR Joe Horn, OL Jake Kirkpatrick, S Joe Lefeged, TE Mike McNeill, WR Larrone Moore, LB Adrian Moten, LB Kerry Neal, DT Ollie Ogbu and RB Chad Spann. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Agreed to terms with S Dawan Landry on a five-year contract and CB Drew Coleman on a three-year contract. Cut DE Derrick Harvey, G Vince Manuwai and DB Tyron Brackenridge. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Placed TE Tony Moeaki on the physically unable to perform list. Signed WR Jonathan Baldwin, WR Steve Breaston and C Casey Wiegmann. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Acquired QB Donovan McNabb from Washington for a 2012 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional 2013 sixth-round draft pick. Signed DT Remi Ayodele. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed QB Ryan Mallett and OL Marcus Cannon. Released DE Ty Warren, TE Alge Crumpler, OT Nick Kaczur, LB Tully Banta-Cain, DL Marcus Stroud, CB Tony Carter and LB Ryan Coulson. Traded a 2013 fifthround draft choice to the Washington Redskins for DT Albert Haynesworth. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Agreed to terms with S Pierson Prioleau, FB Korey Hall, DE Curtis Johnson and G Dan Gay. Agreed to terms with S Roman Harper on a four-year contract. NEW YORK JETS—Signed RB Bilal Powell, QB Greg McElroy, WR Scotty McKnight, OL Curtis Duron and CB Jeremy McGee. Released QB Mark Brunell. Waived QB Erik Ainge, CB Will Billingsley, G Marlon Davis and QB Kevin O’Connell. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Agreed to terms with OL Jared Gaither, LB Jarvis Moss and LS Jon Condo. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Signed CB Nnamdi Asomugha to a five-year contract. Signed QB Vince Young to a one-year contract. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Released OT Flozell Adams. Agreed to terms with DT Cameron Heyward, OT Willie Colon and OT Jonathan Scott. Signed CB Curtis Brown. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed DT Ray McDonald to a five-year contract and QB Alex Smith and G-C Tony Wragge to one-year contracts. Cut C Eric Heitmann and K Joe Nedney. ST. LOUIS RAMS—Agreed to terms with OT Harvey Dahl, DE Damario Ambrose, CB Timothy Atchison, S Travon Bellamy, G Bryant Browning, WR Jalil Carter, DE Kenneth Charles, SS John Dempsey, CB Dionte Dinkins, G Tyler Donahue, ILB Pete Fleps, TE Benjamin Guidugli, DT John Henderson, G Kevin Hughes, G Randall Hunt, OT Karri Kuuttila, LS Jacob McQuaide, TE Schuylar Oordt, QB Taylor Potts, CB Christopher Smith, FB Van Stumon, DT Arthur Thomas, C Beau Warren, DT Teryl White and RB Eddie Wide. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Agreed to terms with P Michael Koenen, G Davin Joseph and OT Jeremy Trueblood.
LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-6-3 La. Pick 4: 3-0-4-2 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-4-3 La. Pick 4: 9-2-3-3 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-1-8 La. Pick 4: 6-7-8-2 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-1-3 La. Pick 4: 1-7-2-8 Easy 5: 1-8-15-17-22 La. Lotto: 10-14-15-22-24-28 Powerball: 38-40-41-51-59 Powerball: 33 ; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-8-0 La. Pick 4: 8-6-8-1 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-3-6 La. Pick 4: 6-3-4-5 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-7-1 La. Pick 4: 1-4-2-5 Easy 5: 3-8-9-19-28 La. Lotto: 4-10-13-16-22-37 Powerball: 1-7-27-38-48 Powerball: 30; Power play: 3
Saturday, July 30, 2011
The Vicksburg Post
Ugandan team out of LLWS after visas denied
Atlanta upends Florida By The Associated Press Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh inning, Brandon Beachy combined with two relievers on a three-hitter and the Atlanta Braves beat Florida 5-0 on Friday night to end the Marlins’ five-game winning streak. Uggla extended his hitting streak to 20 games and leads Atlanta with 19 homers. He entered July with a .176 batting average but is up to .206 after going 1-for-4 against Florida. Emilio Bonifacio’s 26-game hitting streak, the second-longest in Marlins history, came to an end. Bonifacio struck out twice and was thrown out trying to bunt his way on base before hitting a groundout to third in the eighth. Beachy (4-2) yielded two hits, walked three and struck out six in 7 1/3 innings. Eric O’Flaherty recorded the final two outs in the eighth and Scott Linebrink pitched around Gaby Sanchez’s oneout double in the ninth, striking out Logan Morrison to end the game. In Friday’s other National League games, it was Milwaukee 4, Houston 0; St. Louis 9, the Chicago Cubs 2; the New York Mets 8, Washington 5; Philadelphia 10, Pittsburgh 3; and Cincinnati 4, San Francisco 3, in 13 innings.
White Sox 3, Red Sox 1 Gavin Floyd outpitched Tim Wakefield, A.J. Pierzynski hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh, and the Chicago White Sox beat the
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Atlanta Braves pitcher Brandon Beachy works against the Florida Marlins on Friday. Beachy threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings as the Braves won 5-0. Boston Red Sox. Chicago’s seventh straight victory over Boston and 14th in the last 16 games between the teams denied the 44-yearold knuckleballing Wakefield his 200th career win. Floyd (9-9) won his third straight start. He gave up a run and three hits in seven innings, including a homer to Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and ran his career record against the Red Sox to 6-0. Wakefield (6-4) also allowed three hits in seven innings. He was denied his 200th career win after beating Seattle for No. 199 on Sunday. Elsewhere in the American League, it was Baltimore 4, the New York Yankees 2; Kansas City 12, Cleveland 0; Detroit 12, the Los Angeles Angels 2; and Toronto 3, Texas 2.
M-Braves finally beat Mobile From staff reports At long last, the Mississippi Braves found a way to beat Mobile. Ernesto Mejia delivered a tiebreaking single during a three-run rally in the fifth inning, and the M-Braves beat Mobile for the first time in their last eight meetings, 5-4 on Friday night at Trustmark Park. Mejia’s single scored Mycal Jones, who had tied the game at 3 with an RBI double. Willie Cabrera than followed Mejia with an RBI single of his own to make it 5-3.
Phillies snag all-star Pence from Astros PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hunter Pence is adding his big bat to a pennant race. Philadelphia is counting on its latest All-Star acquisition from Houston to do what Brad Lidge and Roy Oswalt did before him — help take the team with the best record in baseball deep into the postseason. The Phillies made another deadline splash Friday night, acquiring Pence from the Astros for a package of highly rated prospects. “He’s a guy that I think our fans will take to very well,” Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. The NL East-leading Phillies got the right fielder and cash from Houston for three minor leaguers and a player to be named, shoring up their lineup as they try to make it back to the World Series for the third time in four years. Amaro is developing a knack for pulling off big deals right before baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. He acquired ace pitchers Cliff Lee in 2009 and Oswalt last year. “Hopefully he comes in, fits in and helps us,” Lee said. Oswalt helped pitch the Phillies to the NL championship series last year. Before the 2008 season, the Phillies got Lidge from the Astros and he went 48-for-48 in save opportunities and led them to a World Series championship. The 28-year-old Pence began the day with a .309 batting average, 11 homers and 62 RBIs. Houston nabbed two of Philadelphia’s top prospects in first baseman Jonathan Singleton and right-hander Jarred Cosart. But the Phillies managed to hold onto talented outfielder Domonic Brown. The 19-year-old Singleton was batting .282 with nine homers and 47 RBIs for ClassA Clearwater. He was selected by the Phillies in the eighth round of the 2009 draft.
The 21-yearo l d Co s a r t was 9-8 with a 3.92 ERA in 20 games, 19 starts, for Clearwater. Rebuilding Houston also Hunter got 25-yearPence old righty Josh Zeid, who was 2-3 with two saves and a 5.65 ERA in 21 games for Double-A Reading. Amaro said the Phillies were able to stay under the luxury tax. He also refused to say he
was done dealing before Sunday’s deadline. “Right now, I’m very comfortable with our ballclub,” he said. Pence comes with a favorable contract situation; Philadelphia can bring him back with relative ease for each of the next two seasons. “I don’t like rentals,” Amaro said. “I don’t believe in those.” The Phillies have to make a roster move today and Brown could be demoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Former Mississippi State star Ed Easley delievered an RBI single for Mobile in the seventh inning to make it a one-run game, but the BayBears couldn’t get any closer. Brett Oberholtzer, the reigning Southern League Pitcher of the Week, went six innings and earned the win but wasn’t particularly sharp. He allowed three runs, four earned and walked six. His fifth victory in a row tied an M-Braves franchise record. The five-game series concludes tonight at 7:05 at Trustmark Park.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A youth baseball team from Uganda has lost its bid to become the first team from Africa to play in the Little League World Series because of discrepancies over players’ ages and birth dates. League and team officials did everything possible to ensure players on the Rev. John Foundation team from Kampala were qualified and had documentation, a league representative, Richard Stanley, of New York City, told The Associated Press on Friday. Children who are 11 or 12 as of April 30 can play in the World Series, which is held each August in South Williamsport, Pa. Stanley is credited by Little League with introducing and establishing the organization in Uganda by building a baseball academy several years ago. He said Friday issues arose when ages and birth dates listed on documentation didn’t match those offered by parents, guardians or the players themselves during interviews with U.S. consular officials at the U.S. embassy in Kampala. Several players provided false birth documents to make their ages appear younger, said a State Department official in Washington, speaking on condition of anonymity because visa records are confidential. Until now, the Ugandan team’s success was considered a home run for Little League and baseball’s international growth. The team would have been the first squad from Africa to play in the 65-year history of the World Series. Stanley said birth records in Uganda are not strictly tracked, as in the U.S. “Now when the parent comes in, they get asked, ‘What’s the birth date of your child? Are you the birth parent?’ They don’t even know what that means in some cases, so they can’t answer the question,”
said Stanley, a retired chemical engineer who owns a 2.5 percent stake in the Trenton Thunder Double-A minor league baseball team. Listed as an officer on a Uganda Little League Baseball directory, Stanley said he has donated about $1.5 million to the organization there. “So now it’s a question of credibility. All you need is one person to not be credible and the visa officer is not obligated to issue a visa,” Stanley added, “and if they don’t issue one visa, they’re not going to issue any visa.” Stanley and State Department spokesman Mark Toner both said it was unclear how many visas were denied. “In this case, I can assure you that consular officers examined each of these individuals and accorded them every consideration under the law. This is a very difficult situation, but our consular officials are committed to upholding U.S. law,” Toner said at a briefing in Washington. “At the same time, they accord these individuals coming in for visa interviews every consideration.” There is no age requirement for a U.S. visa. However, lying or providing incorrect or misleading information on a visa application is grounds for denial. According to Little League, the last time a team that qualified could not make the trip was 1959. A squad from thenWest Germany composed of dependents of U.S. Army personnel couldn’t make it because the team’s manager and coaches could not get away from military duties. At the time, eight teams qualified for the tournament, and the 1959 series was played with seven squads.
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New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (51) signs autographs at the conclusion of practice on Friday. Below,
quarterback Drew Brees stretches before the team’s first workout since the NFL lockout ended earlier this week.
Saints return to practice, make cuts By Brett Martel The Associated Press METAIRIE, La. — Pierre Thomas expressed annoyance at his sloppiness in the Saints’ first practice since the end of the lockout. The running back, who also is coming back from surgery on his left ankle, fumbled twice in what was considered a non-contact practice. “I’m kind of down on myself,” Thomas said. “Right now, being one of the leaders, I’ve got to show an example to these younger guys and if I’m out here putting the ball on the ground, that’s not a good example. ... So I’m going to be here holding the ball around probably all day and I’ll probably sleep with it tonight.” It could have been worse. At least he was on the field. A number of players who hope to have significant roles this season were unable to practice on Friday because of either their health or contract situations, while a couple former regulars were cut. Coach Sean Payton confirmed three cuts: cornerback and former LSU standout Randall Gay, long-snapper Jason Kyle and 2009 fourth-round draft choice Stanley Arnoux. Arnoux, a linebacker, has been plagued by injuries and failed his physical. Payton says Kyle also failed a physical and was terminated. Gay, who was due more than $3 million in base salary and missed much of last season with a concus-
sion, was released. The cuts rid the Saints of around $5 million in salary. The Saints were still awaiting the debuts of first-round draft choices Cam Jordan and Mark Ingram, along with third-round pick Martez Wilson, who still were not signed Friday afternoon. They were awaiting a number of free agents — some of their own and some from other teams — who have been signed but won’t be allowed under league rules to practice until next week. Those include receiver Lance Moore; left tackle Jermon Bushrod; running back and return specialist Darren Sproles; and linebackers Scott Shanle, Will
Herring, and Danny Clark. Several players failed physicals and had to conduct limited workouts separately. Starting cornerback Tracy Porter (knee), running back Chris Ivory (foot) and rookie defensive end Greg Romeus (knee) ran together, while left tackle Charles Brown (hamstring) rode a stationary bike. Punter Thomas Morstead stood by and watched with an injured toe. Ivory, the Saints’ 2010 rushing leader, said there was no set timetable for his return from surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury at the end of last season, but added, “I’m going to say a couple more weeks and maybe I’ll be ready.”
Of the players on the field, nearly a third were undrafted rookies who had been signed since the lockout ended on Monday night. Because Bushrod and Brown could not practice, undrafted rookie Harold Beilby took snaps as the first team left tackle. Quarterback Drew Brees acknowledged he didn’t know the names of a number of guys he targeted with his throws. The equipment staff tried to help by placing stickers with players’ last names on the front of the helmets, just above the face masks. Brees was amused when he noticed his name on his helmet. “Check it out,” he said, looking at the sticker. “This is Day One, freshmen football, moving to a new school district.” Payton kept his expectations reasonable and did not appear too bothered by the missed assignments, broken plays, dropped balls and fumbles, of which there were several. He said he was pleased with the tempo and energy, and that the new, young players did not get too exuberant during what was supposed to be a non-contact practice in their effort to make an impression. “My concern more than anything was the 18, 19, 20 new players that haven’t practice with us, and making sure they understood how we practice — staying up, avoiding the contact and staying healthy,” Payton said. “We handled it well.”
Prized free agent Asomugha signs with Eagles BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia has become quite the attractive free-agent destination of late. On Friday, Nnamdi Asomugha and the Eagles joined in on the party. One day after acquiring Pro Bowl cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie from the Cardinals, the Eagles stunned the NFL world, and signed another Pro Bowl cornerback, Asomugha, to a fiveyear contract. Very quietly, while other teams made headlines in their pursuit of Asomugha, Eagles general Manager Howie Roseman and president Joe Banner made a pitch to him that he simply could not refuse. Asomugha’s deal will pay him $60 million over the life of it, with $25 million guaranteed. “Howie and Joe worked their tail off and put together this phenomenal plan,” Philadelphia coach Andy Reid said. “They came out of the gates
like wild men and attacked the issue. Neither one of them has had much sleep. But they’ve rewarded our football team Nnamdi and the city of Asomugha Philadelphia with some great players.” Asomugha, considered the top free agent on the market, spent his first eight seasons with the Raiders. He had a career-high eight interceptions in 2006, went to the Pro Bowl after the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons and was named a first-team all-pro in 2008 and 2010. Even though he has just three interceptions in the last three years, Asomugha is considered one of the top cover cornerbacks in the NFL, and was courted by several highprofile teams, including the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys.
“He’s one of the best — if not the best — cornerback in the National Football League,” Reid said. “He’ll be a great addition to our cornerback corps. Right now.” The Eagles now have three Pro Bowl cornerbacks on their roster: Asomugha, RodgersCromartie and Asante Samuel, who has 42 interceptions in eight years and has made the Pro Bowl four straight years. The Eagles last year allowed a franchise-record 31 touchdown passes in the regular season, and three more in a 21-16 loss to Green Bay at home in the first round of the NFC playoffs. “It’s always been a priority position for us,” Roseman said. “Corners, pass rushers, and we felt like last year, we were in a situation where maybe we got a little short-handed, and we thought it was a place that we wanted to go heavy and have a lot of talent at. “You can never have enough cover corners. That helps your
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pass rush and when you have an opportunity to add the players we added, we just thought we had to add those guys.” Though he may have made more elsewhere, Asomugha made it clear he was interested in winning a championship as well. As the league headed toward it’s free-agency signing period, which started on Friday at 6 p.m., it appeared as if the Jets were the clear frontrunner. What seemed to help New York’s cause, is that Asomugha has aspirations of acting when his playing days are over. New York, over several other destinations, clearly seemed like a good place to start that second career. But instead of joining the team that made the AFC championship game the last two years, he’ll join an Eagles club that went 10-6 last season, won the NFC East and figures now to be considered among the Super Bowl favorites this year.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Reggie Bush watched part of his first practice with the Miami Dolphins from an end zone, arms across his chest, nodding and smiling as he studied what was happening on the field. He can’t wait for a different view. Bush’s next chapter formally began Friday, one day after he was acquired by the Dolphins in a trade with the New Orleans Saints and agreed to a two-year contract worth nearly $10 million. He cannot practice with the club until Aug. 4 because of NFL rules, but is in camp and already knee-deep into the process of learning everything about his new team. “It’s still pretty surreal for me,” Bush said after practice. “This whole experience is great. I’m looking forward to this opportunity. I think this is an amazing city to play in and I’m just looking forward to being able to come in here and contribute right away and be a difference-maker and help this team win.” Bush said he and the Dolphins are still figuring out how he’ll be used, but noted that he’ll be a running back first — clearly his top priority. In five years with the Saints, Bush only carried the ball 524 times, actually gaining more yards as a receiver than a runner. In Miami, Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams were the go-to backs last season, though both are free agents now and that would certainly suggest that Bush will be asked to lead the ground game. “It’s an opportunity I’ve wanted and envisioned as long as I’ve played football,” Bush said. “I’ve always wanted to be a featured back and the main guy and I feel like there’s an opportunity here for that. And there’s also an opportunity for me to be a leader and a contributor and help some of the young guys come along too. I’ve been in the league five years and I can’t believe it, but I’m kind of one of the older vet guys now.” Bush is a dynamic kick returner and receiver out of the backfield when he is healthy. And although plagued by a series of injuries in his career, he gained 4,982 all-purpose yards for the Saints and scored 33 touchdowns. “They already have some great weapons here with Brandon Marshall, Davone Bess and Anthony Fasano,” Bush said. “I feel like we’re one or two pieces away from maybe being a premier offense and a premier team and competing year-in and year-out as a real contender.” Bush was still introducing himself to some of his new teammates Friday. He’s
already met Dolphins coach Tony Sparano, who addressed the Saints before they played in the Super Bowl. Reggie The DolBush phins got Bush by sending safety Jonathon Amaya and an undisclosed draft pick to the Saints. “I’m excited about him,” Miami left tackle Jake Long said. “He’s a dynamic player. He can do so many different things, catch it, run it, return. Man, I’m really excited to have him on our team.” Bush was due about $11.8 million this season, the final year of his contract with the Saints. He helped the Saints win the Super Bowl in February 2010 — on the Dolphins’ home field. But he has never been to a Pro Bowl or even rushed for as much as 600 yards in a season, though the sort of speed he has is something Miami desperately coveted. “We all talked about having an exciting brand of football,” Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said. “We’re addressing one of our biggest needs that everybody criticized us for, which was speed. I think we’re certainly showing that’s a thing the Miami Dolphins will have plenty of.” Bush has gained perhaps even more notoriety for offthe-field stories than what he’s done in the NFL. He was part of the 2004 team at Southern California that easily beat Oklahoma 55-19 to win the Orange Bowl and the Bowl Championship Series title — also on the Dolphins’ home field, just like Bush’s Super Bowl victory — that was later wiped out of the record books. The BCS stripped the Trojans of that title because of rules infractions involving Bush getting extra benefits. Bush won the Heisman Trophy the following season, but The Heisman Trust no longer recognizes him as the winner of its award and he relinquished his title to it last year. On Friday, Bush said he welcomed a new beginning. “We all deal with off-thefield stuff,” Bush said. “But I look at football, the football field, as kind of my sanctuary, my home away from home, where I get a chance to escape all the off-the-field stuff and just focus on football, focus on what I love to do and my passion. That’s playing football. I’m not too much worried about any of the distractions of off-the-field stuff or anything else that comes along with playing in Miami.”
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Tv tonight n MOVIE “The Town” — A Boston bank robber, Ben Affleck, looks for a way out of his criminal lifestyle after beginning a passionate romance with the woman, Rebecca Hall, that his gang briefly took hostage./7 on HBO n SPORTS Extreme Sports — While away the weekend by waiting for the inevitable spectacular wipeout by a random skateboarder at The X Games./1 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “The Mentalist” — Patrick and the team head to the Rebecca Hall horse track to investigate when a jockey is murdered./7 on CBS
THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n EXPANDED LISTINGS TV TIMES — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com
MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Buddy Guy, blues musician, 75; Peter Bogdanovich, movie director, 72; Paul Anka, singer, 70; David Sanborn, jazz musician, 66; Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, 64; Otis Taylor, blues singer-musician, 63; Delta Burke, actress, 55; Neal McCoy, country singer, 53; Laurence Fishburne, actor, 50; Lisa Kudrow, actress, 48; Vivica A. Fox, actress, 47; Terry Crews, actor, 43; Simon Baker, actor, 42; Hilary Swank, actress, 37; Jaime Pressly, actress, 34.
‘70s star Linda Ronstadt writing memoir Linda Ronstadt broke barriers for women as one of the top-selling artists of her generation, and she’s going to detail how she did it in a new memoir for Simon & Schuster. The book publisher said it had acquired her autobiography, “Heart Like a Wheel,” after her Grammy-winning, multiplatinum album. “Few singers have been as wide-ranging or Linda distinctive in their artistry,” Simon & Schuster Ronstadt said in its announcement. Ronstadt sold tens of millions of records starting in the 1970s with pop hits like “You’re No Good” and “When Will I Be Loved.” The book is due in 2013.
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Bush remembers 9/11 for documentary An extensive interview with former President George W. Bush about his memories of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is the centerpiece of a documentary next month on the National Geographic Channel. “George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview” will debut Aug. 28. Bush said 9/11 will be a day on the calendar “like Pearl Harbor Day. For those of us who lived George W. Bush through it, it’ll be a day we never forget.” The two-day interview by the National Geographic crew started the day after President Barack Obama announced the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden. Bush said the news made him “grateful.”
BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Though your moods might fluctuate from somber to lighthearted, you’ll have nothing to show for your time if you don’t concentrate on one activity at a time. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — This could turn out to be a successful day for you in two ways: one might have to do with a friendship, while the other is likely to involve something more serious. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — There are few better than you at dealing with people from all walks of life. You should be able to perceive and resolve some issues that involve the multitudes. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — When dealing with others, the best thing is adopt the line of least resistance. If you don’t take stance currently, however, the opposite could be true. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t be afraid to try once again to do something that almost worked the last time. Chances are you learned from the experience. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Proper timing will considerably enhance your possibilities for success at this juncture. Follow your gut feelings as to when you should strike and when you should back off. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Others will believe in you only if and when they have evidence that you believe in yourself. Once this is confirmed, you shouldn’t have any trouble attracting allies to your cause. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Keep your objectives in mind at all times and display tenacity when going after them. If you apply yourself, you should easily be able to initiate the changes you so desire. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Through working together with an associate who has a stake in the same interest as you, ways to resolve a problem can be found. Two heads are better than one. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Although this may be one of your days off, your time can be best spent working on something that is not only constructive but a labor of love. Productive pursuits make you happy. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — If you’re not already committed to something, structure your activities as loosely as you can. You’re apt to be in the mood to jump about, doing one thing after another. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — This could be a moneymaking day for you, if that is where your focus lies. Your own resourcefulness will provide the ways and means to acquire the amount that you want to make.
‘The one that started the whole thing’ Rock legend Chuck Berry gets statue UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — The image is timeless Americana: Chuck Berry hunched over, ready to launch into his famous Duck Walk, picking his Gibson guitar and wailing a song. It’s the image captured in the statue of the man considered by many to be the father of rock and roll, dedicated Friday in the University City Loop area of suburban St. Louis. Berry, now 84, still performs monthly at Blueberry Hill, a club and restaurant across the street from the new statue. He spoke only briefly at the dedication ceremony on a sweltering day as hundreds paid tribute to the St. Louis native. “I don’t know how to speak — I can sing a little bit,” Berry, wearing his signature captain’s hat and bolo tie, said after thanking people for braving the heat to come out. “I’m going to say thank you again and I love you all.” Other legends of rock paid tribute to the man whose many hits included “Johnny B. Goode,” “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and countless others. In recorded messages, Little Richard called Berry “the greatest entertainer in the world.” Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry called him “a national treasure.” “When I had a chance to jam with him on his 80th birthday, it was the highlight of my career,” Perry said. A contemporary of Berry’s, Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers, spoke at the dedication and praised Berry as rock and roll’s leading pioneer in the 1950s. “He is the one that started the whole thing,” Isley said. “It’s the song, the dance, the songwriting, the producing.” The 8-foot-tall, 1,200-pound statue was sculpted by Harry Weber, also a St. Louis native, whose other works include a
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The Chuck Berry statue dedicated in University City, Mo.; below, Berry acknowledges the crowd at Friday’s ceremony.
Bobby Orr statue in Boston, a statue of Lewis and Clark on the St. Louis riverfront and sculptures of sports figures at Busch Stadium and 11 other stadiums. About $100,000 was raised for the project, funded entirely with private donations. “Thanks, Chuck, for providing the soundtrack for my youth,” said Weber, 69.
Eric Wofford, 48, of suburban St. Louis, stood with the help of a cane at the dedication but danced with his good leg as a Baptist church group performed Berry songs. He said the first album he ever purchased was one of Berry’s in 1973. “I dropped that album on the turntable and laid the needle down, and it changed
my whole point of view,” Wofford said. “It opened my eyes. He overcame any segregation. He cut through every class, white or black, upper class or lower class. He appealed to everyone.” Berry was born in St. Louis in 1926. His first performance was at Sumner High School in 1941, said Blueberry Hill owner Joe Edwards.
‘I just put my life savings in it’
Gabor’s hubby puts up 25th anniversary billboard LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband is saying happy anniversary in a big way. Frederic Von Anhalt has taken out a billboard on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles to celebrate the couple’s 25th wedding anniversary. Beside the couple’s wedding photo, it reads, “Prince Frederic & Princess Zsa Zsa 25 years and counting.” It also includes Von Anhalt’s website. Gabor and Von Anhalt were married Aug. 14, 1986. He said the billboard is an anniversary gift for his ailing 94-year-old wife, who smiled when she saw a picture of it on TV. “She said, ‘Oscar de la Renta,”’ Von Anhalt said, adding that she is wearing a dress by the designer in the photo on the billboard. “It was her favorite dress, and she looked at it and she remembered it.” Von Anhalt said he spent his “life savings” on the $68,000 billboard, which will be up for one month. “The billboard was very expensive,” said the 68-year-
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The billboard showing Zsa Zsa Gabor and Prince Frederic von Anhalt towers over Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, Calif. old, who says he is a German prince. “I just put my life savings in it. I said forget about tomorrow. I want to do it today. I want to do it for her.” “Being married to Zsa Zsa these 25 years, it’s priceless,” he continued. “What she gave to me, the things we did together, the happy life we had together, you can’t pay for it with money. It was perfect. It was just perfect and we’re going to go on.” Gabor has been hospitalized repeatedly over the past year
and had her leg amputated in January. Von Anhalt said she remains bedridden at home. “It didn’t get better or worse,” he said. “Every day is a gift from God when you’re 94 and have been through all those things. We make the best out of it and make it as comfortable as possible for her.”
He said he is planning an anniversary party at the couple’s Bel-Air home. Gabor wants to see some friends, he said. Von Anhalt said his wife will have her hair and makeup done for the party: “She can’t get out of bed, but I want her to look beautiful.”
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Childhood assaults continue to haunt teenager Dear Abby: I’m a 17-year-old female senior in high school. I was coerced into sex when I was 12 by a 19-year-old neighbor. He raped, molested and beat me repeatedly for two months. I come from a religious family. I was very sheltered and didn’t understand most of what was happening at the time. It wasn’t until I had sex ed that year that I fully understood. Mom had always told me not to let anyone touch me because it was dirty and wrong. I felt guilty because I knew “something” was wrong. When I told my neighbor about the guilt, he taught me how to cut myself using a razor blade. I never told my family (or anyone else, for that matter) about what had happened to me, and I continued cutting until last year when my mom found out. I have been in and
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out of counseling since. I have horrible nightmares nearly every night. I relive memories of him beating me, molesting me and raping me. The nightmares are getting worse, and I’m falling asleep during the daytime. I don’t know how to make them stop. Can you help me? — Nightmares in Wichita, Kan. Dear Nightmares: None of what happened was your fault. You were a child and that neighbor was an adult who took advantage of your youth and inexperience. The feelings you’re experiencing are not
unusual for rape victims — fear, anger, shame, guilt, loss of power and isolation. If you will make a police report, it will help you to regain a sense of control. It may also prevent other children from being victimized by this monster. If possible, ask to talk with a female police officer — although many police departments provide special training to all their officers so victims are treated in a sensitive and caring manner. Being able to give voice to your feelings will go a long way toward making your nightmares go away. It will help you immensely if you’ll talk with a professional counselor at a rape treatment center or crisis center. For you, that would be the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center. Its 24-hour toll-free number (for Kansas residents only) is
877-927-2248. The website is www.wichitasac.com. Please don’t wait. People there will help you if you’ll give them a chance. Dear Abby: My father passed away a few months ago and something has been bothering me ever since his funeral. Some of my co-workers attended the viewing and the service. I do not care for any of them and I believe they showed up because they were nosy about my personal business. I share none of it with them in the office. Now my mother is very ill. I don’t know how I’ll handle it if these people show up at my mother’s eventual service. I think this is an invasion of my and my family’s privacy, and I get sick to my stomach at the thought of them coming. Is there anything I can do or say to let them know they’re
Lyme disease tests vary depending on region Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 39-yearold female recently diagnosed with Lyme disease. For the past 3 1/2 months, I have been experiencing many nervous system symptoms and actually had a test done to detect Lyme disease about 1 1/2 months ago. It came up negative. I happened to get information through a friend that there are actually two types of Lyme tests and that one is much more accurate. I then went to a specialist who ordered the more sensitive test and discovered that I do, indeed, have Lyme. I am shocked because I haven’t been hiking much in recent years, although I did a fair amount when I was younger — and I don’t live in a particularly high-risk area. I am very concerned about others out there who could have Lyme disease and come up with a negative test because it was not the right one. I am confused about why the less accurate test hasn’t been discontinued, as it is so misleading. Please tell your readers. It could save someone’s life! — Glad to Be Diagnosed from the Central Coast of California Dear Reader: Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in North America. It is caused by a bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi. It is spread by deer ticks that feed on the blood of humans, mice, deer, birds, cats and dogs. They are
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brown and the size of the head of a pin, making them difficult to spot. To develop Lyme disease, a person must be bitten by an infected deer tick. Before any bacteria can be transmitted, however, the tick typically has to be attached 48 hours. Symptoms vary from person to person, with various areas of the body affected. Common signs might include a rash or bull’s-eye ring in one location or over the body, joint pain, headache, body aches, fever and chills. Less common symptoms are neurological in nature — such as Bell’s palsy, weakness of the limbs, irregular heartbeat, impaired memory, hepatitis and overwhelming fatigue. These are typically associated with advanced disease. Some symptoms of Lyme disease (without the telltale bull’s-eye ring or rash) are also found in disorders such as fibromyalgia, depression, joint pain and chronic fatigue. Therefore, if your physician has any question at all, he or she might choose to order lab testing such as an ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) test, a Western
blot to detect antibodies to several proteins of B. burgdorferi, or a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) that detects bacterial DNA through fluid drawn from an infected joint or spinal fluid. The ELISA test is the current standard of care and is ordered first. It can take several week following the initial bite for the body to develop sufficient antibodies for the test to be positive. Testing too early might produce a negative result when in fact, infection is present. If the ELISA is positive, it is followed up with a Western blot; in patients with “chronic” Lyme or Lyme arthritis, the PCR might also be ordered. It is important for both physician and patient to realize that testing might not indicate Lyme disease. And, once an individual has been diagnosed, a portion of the report known as the IgG might remain positive for months or years after the initial infection. This doesn’t require treatment, but remains an indication that the patient had Lyme at one stage. Treatment is commonly initiated with oral antibiotics such as doxycycline for adults and children over the age of 8, or amoxicillin or cefuroxime for those younger, pregnant women or women who breastfeed. A two- to four-week course is the norm. However, some research studies now
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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: My 14-year-old brother is hanging around with a couple of guys who are troublemakers. I told this to my parents, but they didn’t seem overly concerned. This morning, I was looking for my pet cat, Lady, and I thought she might be in our garage. When I went in, my brother and his two troublemaking friends had towels over their heads and were sniffing something in an aerosol can. My brother yelled at me to get out, and I did. Should I tell my parents about this? Also, how dangerous is it to sniff stuff from a spray can? — Nameless, Portland, Ore. Nameless: Sniffing is an extremely dangerous pastime. Tell your parents immediately. Your brother could be risking his health and even his life if he would continue his sniffing habit. According to the National Drug Awareness Program, sniffing inhalants even one time can cause sudden death. Less serious effects include hallucinations, severe mood swings, and numbness and tingling of the hands and feet. There are also a number of physical consequences that result from prolonged use, such as irregular heartbeat and damage to the brain, liver, lungs, kidneys and nervous system. Death may occur from “sudden sniffing death syndrome,” which causes cardiac arrest, as well as suffocation, chok-
ing on vomit or asphyxia. With asphyxia, solvent gases significantly limit the available oxygen in the air, causing breathing to stop. Inhalants contain a diverse group of chemicals common to many consumer products, such as aerosols and cleaning solvents. Because they are easy to obtain, their use is highest among junior high school students. Dr. Wallace: You stated that foods do not cause acne. Where did you ever get that information? Even the youngest teenager is aware that chocolate is the major cause of acne. When I was a mother of teenagers many, many years ago, I would not allow my children to eat chocolate in any form, and all of my children had glowing, clear complexions — not even a trace of acne. I enjoy reading your column even though I’m a few years older than a teen. I’m 87. Most of your information is accurate, but you sure blew it on this one. — Granny, Sidney, Ohio Granny: Thanks for writing. It’s always nice to receive mail from our readers. It’s extra special when they are 87 years young. Many people think there is a connection between acne and chocolate. Please allow me to put this myth to rest. According to the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.: “Eating chocolate does not cause or aggravate
acne. It’s simply coincidental that teens battle the effect of puberty while also eating more than their share of chocolate.” • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.
indicate that between 10 and 14 days might be sufficient. With progression of Lyme disease that fails to respond to traditional methods, treatment with intravenous antibiotics might be appropriate and can last anywhere from two to four weeks. This method is extremely effective in eradicating infection; however, it might cause a low white blood cell count, diarrhea, or infection with other antibioticresistant organisms unrelated to Lyme. The Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers and health care providers to avoid Bismacine. This injectable compound contains high levels of a metal known as bismuth. It has been prescribed by some alternative medicine practitioners. While safe in some oral medications, in its injectable form it can cause poisoning that can lead to heart and kidney failure and is not approved.
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not welcome? One woman regularly attends funerals for people she doesn’t know. — Private Person, Ontario, Canada Dear Private: Yes, there is something you can do. When the notice of your mother’s death is published in the newspaper, it should be stated that her funeral service will be private. The time and place
should not be mentioned, and should be communicated verbally only to those you would like to attend.
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$10 START UP KIT Warehouse Coordinator Coomes Produce Company Looking for person to oversee receiving, inventory rotation, and shipping. Produce Experience & Class D license a plus. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please!
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Effective March 25, 2011 The Horizon chipâ€™s were discontinued. You may redeem Horizon Casino chipâ€™s durning normal business hours at the Grand Station Casino cage through July 25, 2011 ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.
Is the one you love hurting you? Call
Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.) ITS ALL ABOUT The Look Salon and Barber Shop is Moving to Lee Road, call for directions. 601-638-3776.
Runaway Are you 12 to 17? Alone? Scared? Call 601-634-0640 anytime or 1-800-793-8266 We can help! One child, one day at a time.
06. Lost & Found FOUND CAT Black cat with 4 white paws and white whiskers and is declawed. Found in Deerfield Subdivision off of Dana Road. Call 601-638-8971 for information. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg post.com
Earn Extra Money Deliver the new AT&T Real Yellow Pages in the Vicksburg Area. FT/PT, daily work, quick pay, must be 18 yrs!, have drivers license & insured vehicle (800)422-1955 Ext. 1 8:00A-4:30P Mon.-Fri. DRIVERS NEEDED!!! BUSINESS EXPANDING Coomes Produce Company. Class D license and health card required. Apply in person 9am- 1pm. Bring copy of MVR. Drug screen required
1801 Mulberry Street. No phone calls please!
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EXPERIENCED BOOK KEEPER NEEDED Apply in person only at: Sheffield Rentals 1255 Hwy 61 South Vicksburg.
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE
10. Loans And Investments â€œWE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.â€? The Federal Trade Commission says the only legitimate credit repair starts and ends with you. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Any company that claims to be able to fix your credit legally is lying. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc.gov/credit A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.
RETIRED RN. DESIRED employment Caregiver for elderly/ home bound. Experienced honest, trustworthy, reasonable rates. 601-4211861.
QUALITY TRANSPORT INC. Regional drivers needed for bulk petroleum products. Must have Class A with X end. Good driving record required. Company paid health insurance, 401K, and other benefits. SIGN ON BONUS. New equipment. Call 800-7346570 ext 10.
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18. Miscellaneous For Sale 2002 KAWASAKI 900, 2003 SEA DOO G2I with double trailer. $4,500 for both. 601-636-2039. 25 INCH T.V.'S- $49!! Mattress Sets-$125!! Always a store full of quality used furniture!! All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010, 601-529-9895 cell.
CRAFTSMAN RIDING LAWN mower. Like new, 26 horse power, only 1 year old. $860. 601-638-7144.
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.
Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program
JOHN DEERE RX95 Rider mower. Excellent condition $395. Call 601-4153333.
THE PET SHOP â€œVicksburgâ€™s Pet Boutiqueâ€? 3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!
YORKSHIRE TERRIER PUPPIES 1 female, 2 males, 1st shots, CKC registered. 601-4153420.
Discover a new world of opportunity with The Vicksburg Post Classifieds.
â€“Responsible for data entry and upkeep of plant systems, such as document control, engineering change notices, maintenance work orders, Training and SAP accounting modules, including, but not limited to creating Purchase Orders in SAP. Will support operations mgmt. team and various accounting staff. Candidate must be a High School Graduate (GED equivalent); Post Secondary education is an asset but not a requirement and have two to five years experience in an industrial environment. Must have well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, planning and organizational skills, and professional appearance and manner. Computer literacy with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Lotus Notes is a must. Proficiency with SAP required. Ability to multi task, meet deadlines, and have attention to detail to verify completeness and accuracy of data. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Interested candidates should respond by emailing cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
09. Child Care The Good Shepherd Daycare has immediate openings in all classes - infants through four year olds. Enroll NOW. Payments based upon your income. Certificates are welcome. Hours of operation are: Monday- Friday, 6:30am- until 5:30pm. New classes will begin on Thursday, August 4th. We are also accepting registration for our After-School Tutorial Program that begins on Monday, August 22nd, for Kindergarten through sixth grade. Please come to 629 Cherry Street to pick up a registration form and sign up.
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19. Garage & Yard Sales
202 EAST PECAN Tree Lane (Openwood). Friday 7am-4pm, Saturday 7am1pm. Household items, clothing, much more.
109 ROBERT E Lee Blvd. Openwood Plantation. Saturday 6:30am- 9:30am. Too many items too list!
213 OLD TRACE Drive. Furniture, back to school items, school uniforms, home items, men, women, children clothing, miscellaneous.
403 RIDGEWOOD STREET. Oak Park. Saturday 7am- 1pm. No early birds! decor, clothes, shoes, costume jewelry, purses, doors, miscellaneous.
4 FAMILY GARAGE sale. #1 Riverview drive. Saturday. Name brand clothes, home electronics, old dolls, baby items, TV, tools, furniture, china cabinet, beds, too much to list. Rain or shine!
N o n e ed t o g o hunting around town to place your g ar ag e s ale s i g n s . . . ju s t pl a c e a n a d in t he The Vicksburg Post Classifieds. 601-636-SELL.
100 ARBOR LANE, Hamilton Heights, Saturday, 7am-1pm, furniture, clothes (misses/ women's sizes), figurines, wall dĂŠcor, table linen, comforters, curtains, shoes, lamps, vases. 102 EMERALD WAY. Saturday 7am- 12noon. 6 oak dining room chairs, halltree, standing mirror, computer desk, miscellaneous. 117 WINDY LAKE Circle, Openwood Plantation, Saturday, 7:30am-11:30am, tools, lounge chairs, clothes, bedding, shoes, household items.
T h e r eâ€™ s n o e a s ie r w a y t o at t r ac t customers and make extra cash!
07. Help Wanted
07. Help Wanted
Anderson-Tully is currently seeking applicants for their 12 week Lumber Inspection school. This class will be taught on-site at Anderson-Tully in Vicksburg and participants will receive a weekly check while in training. If you are interested in a career with high earnings potential and a great benefits package, bring your resume to the Vicksburg Area Governorâ€™s Job Fair, August 2, 2011, at the Vicksburg Convention Center. High School Diploma / GED required as well as good math and communication skills.
Barnes Glass Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement
Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded AUTO â€˘ HOME â€˘ BUSINESS Jason Barnes â€˘ 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932 Vans â€˘ Cars â€˘ Trucks â€˘Insurance Claims Welcomeâ€˘
Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing â€˘ Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental â€˘ Mud Jacking
âœ° Reasonable âœ° Insured
â€œEvery Day of Life Countsâ€? We are a Dynamic skilled nursing facility seeking an energetic individual.
â€˘RNâ€™s -PRN Weekends Covenant Health & Rehabilitation of Vicksburg, LLC 2850 Porters Chapel Road Vicksburg, MS 39180-1805 Phone: (601) 638-9211 Fax: (601) 636-4986
What are your dreams?â€? EOE
801 FIFTH NORTH. Friday and Saturday 6am- until. House accessories, lots of miscellaneous items. Something for everyone.
930 BURNT HOUSE Road, Friday and Saturday 6am- until. Furniture, electric oven, nice clothes, miscellaneous items.
07. Help Wanted
07. Help Wanted
The City of Vicksburg will be taking applications for
FIREFIGHTER To qualify you must: âœ° be a United States Citizen âœ° be at least 21 years of age âœ° have a valid driverâ€™s license âœ° have an ACT score of 17 or COMPASS score of 70 (reading) or be a Nationally Registered EMT/Paramedic âœ° You must submit to a background check; cannot have a felony conviction There are other qualifications you must meet which are not listed due to limited space. Application packets may be obtained at The City of Vicksburg Human Resource Office, 1415 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 beginning August 1, 2011 and must be returned by 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 22, 2011. The agility test will be held August 26, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. The written exam will be September 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Also, looking for Paramedics.
To advertise your business here for as little as $2.83 per day, call our Classified Department at 601-636-7355.
Simmons Lawn Service
Professional Services & Competitive Prices â€˘ Landscaping â€˘ Septic Systems â€˘ Irrigation: Install & Repair â€˘ Commercial & Residential STRAIGHT LINE Grass Cutting Licensed â€˘ Bonded â€˘ Insured BUILDERS 12 years experience Courteousâ€˘Competentâ€˘Committed â€˘Water Restoration â€˘ Remodeling â€˘Sheetrock â€˘Windows â€˘Flooring â€˘General Construction â€˘Decks â€˘Roofing â€˘Doors â€˘Siding â€˘Fencing â€˘Landscaping â€˘Over 25 yrs. Exp. â€˘Insured â€˘Local References No Job Too Big or Too Small! Jeff Beal (Owner) email@example.com
FLOOD RECOVERY Dozer and Trackhoe Work Debris Hauling & Demolition. Give us a call. We will take care of everything. Call Dave 601-551-8503
Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341
M&M HOUSE MOVING & RAISING â€˘34 years experience â€˘Fully
SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY
â€˘ Business Cards â€˘ Letterhead â€˘ Envelopes â€˘ Invoices â€˘ Work Orders â€˘ Invitations
â€˘ BANNERS â€˘ BUMPER STICKERS
Covenant Health & Rehab of Vicksburg, LLC
823 HARRIS STREET, Saturday, 8am-5pm, new name brand items, cheap prices! 601-629-4092.
CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. âœ° HOUSE LEVELING âœ° If your floors are sagging 601-636-4813 or shaking, WE CAN HELP! State Board of Contractors We replace floor joists, seals Approved & Bonded & pillars. We also install
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For further information call 601-631-3710, ext 1
SWEET FEED STARTING at $7.15/bag. Up right Frigidaire freezer 21 cubic feet $599. 75 foot Rubber Garden hose $17.95. Sale goes through the end of month. 601-634-0882. Vicksburg Farm Supply.
Administrative Assistant / Industrial Process
BROWN BILLFOLD in Walmart on Wednesday, July 27th. Reward offered for return. 601-634-1225.
USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.
WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601638-5946 or 601-529-8249.
CYPRESS SWINGS. $100 each, ONLY 4 Left! 601-638-3197.
If you are feeding a stray or feral cat and need help with spaying or neutering, please call 601-529-1535.
TRIUMPH EXERCISE BIKE. Comfortable, lean back seat. Used very little. $200. 601-638-4238.
WASHER, DRYERS AND other appliances. 90 day warranty. $160 and up. 601415-5319, no calls after 6pm.
14. Pets & Livestock
CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 â€˘ For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 â€˘ For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.
18. Miscellaneous For Sale
WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.
BRAND NEW WHIRLPOOL Top load washer and Amana 6.5 cubic foot electric dryer. $500. 601-529-7839.
13. Situations Wanted
Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631 PART TIME FRONT counter clerk needed at United Cleaners. Customer sale experience required. Apply in person at 1905 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180.
â€˘ Licensed â€˘ Insured â€˘ Residential â€˘ Commercial FUSON ELECTRIC, INC. 25 YRS. EXPERIENCE â€˘ Flood Inspections Matthew - 601-218-5561 Amos - 601-831-7605
â€˘ YARD SIGNS
Show Your Colors!
(601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180
Touching Hearts, LLC Private Duty Sitting and Homemaker Service Caregivers available WHEN and WHERE you need them. â€˘LPNâ€™s â€˘CNAâ€™s â€˘NURSE ASSISTANTS
WE ACCEPT CASH , CHECKS AND MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS .
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Classified Information Line Ad Deadlines Deadlines Ads to appear Deadline Ads to appear Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Friday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday
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Ask us how to “Post Size” your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355). BACK TO SCHOOL SALE. 108 Roseland Drive, Saturday 6am-1pm. School uniforms, TV's, lots of books, ton of movies, video games, furniture, children, adult and baby clothes, and much, much more. BENEFIT GARAGE SALE. 2901 Washington Street. Saturday 7am- 10am. Something for everyone! ESTATE SALE 207 Hartley Road, off Glass Road. Friday, Saturday, Sunday 7am- 2pm. All must go! Craftsman generator & riding mower, love seat, couch, recliners, entertainment center, authentic Indian collectibles, general household goods, appliances, clothes and then some. HOME IS ALSO FOR SALE! $20,000 or best offer.
Deadline 2 p.m., Friday 55p.m., p.m.,Thursday Friday 35p.m., Friday p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Monday p.m.,Tuesday Tuesday 35p.m., 5 p.m., Wednesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11a.m., a.m.,Thursday Thursday 11 11 11a.m., a.m.,Thursday Thursday
Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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21. Boats, Fishing Supplies
GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602.
1993 KRIS CRAFT boat. 19 foot with V8 5.0 motor. $5,500 or best offer. 601831-1210.
MOVING SALE EVERYTHING must go. 631 Stenson Road Lot 3. Saturday 7am1pm. Furniture, cell phones, fish aquarium, little bit of everything. 601-618-1546.
What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.
24. Business Services SIDE WALK SALE, The Ivy Place, 2451 North Frontage Road, Saturday, 6am-10am, home décor, gifts, Christmas, more! STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.
GARAGE SALE 141 Laura Lake Road. Saturday 7am. Some furniture, collectibles, housewares.
YARD SALE. 3325 North Washington, Saturday, 7am- until, School uniforms and, much, much more!
Classified Advertising really brings big results!
Classifieds Really Work!
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Classified Display Deadlines
11. Business Opportunities
TYLER’S HOUSE LEVELING & MOBILE HOMES REPLACE ROTTEN WOOD, ADD NEW SEALS, HEAVY DUTY BLOCKS. SPECIALIZE IN LEVELING 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE FREE ESTIMATES CALL 601-402-5135
Framing, additions, decks, plumbing, porches & painting. All types remodeling & repairs. Metal roofs & buildings. Mobile home repairs. Flood and storm damage. Dewayne Kennedy 601-529-7565
Find a Honey of a Deal in the Classifieds...Zero in on that most wanted or hard to find item.
11. Business Opportunities
Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.
VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORITE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752
www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com
Deadline 5 p.m., Thursday 3 p.m., Friday 3 p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Tuesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday
24. Business Services Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.
FREE ESTIMATES TREY GORDON ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133
Classified Ad Rates Classified Classified Line Line Das Ads: Starting Startingatat1-4 1-4Lines, Lines, 11 Day Day for for $8.32 $8.28 Classified line ads are charged according to the number of lines. For complete pricing information contact a Classified Sales Representative today at 601-636-SELL. Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, 44line lineminimum minimumcharge charge.$8.32 $8.28minimum minimumcharge. charge.
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26. For Rent Or Lease
I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916.
PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466. RESIDENTIAL CLEANING. 10 years experience, reasonable. References available. 601-573-3676. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.
I CLEAN HOUSES! 35 years experience, days only. Call 601-831-6052 days or 601-631-2482, nights.
TYLER'S HOUSE LEVELING and Mobile Homes. 35 years experience, free estimates. 601-402-5135.
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Internet Place your classified line ad at
Errors In the event of errors, please call the very first day your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion.
Mis-Classification No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. The Vicksburg Post classified department is the sole judge of the proper classification for each ad.
26. For Rent Or Lease
1911 Mission 66 Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Suite E-Apprx. 1620 sq. ft. Office or Retail! Great Location!
BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent
318-322-4000 RICHARD M. CALDWELL BROKER SPECIALIZING IN RENTALS (INCLUDING CORPORATE APARTMENTS) CALL 601-618-5180 firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for a new ride? Check our online listings today. Just go to www.vicksburgpost.com
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PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location. Utilities and janitorial service included. $600/ month. 601-638-4050.
28. Furnished Apartments ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING FURNISHED. 1 bedroom, $900. Studio, $700. Cable, pool, Wi-Fi, off-street parking. 601-638-2000. SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.
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29. Unfurnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. With appliances, located at 1001 1/2 First East- upstairs. $325 monthly, $200 deposit- In advance. No pets. 601-6388295.
THE COVE Tired of high utility bills? Country Living at it’s BEST! Paid cable, water & trash! Washer & Dryer, Microwave included! Ask about our
601-415-8735 CLOSET PHOBIA? Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.
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Saturday, July 30, 2011
31. Mobile Homes For Rent SMALL 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath. $425 monthly, $200 deposit, 61 South behind Cooper Lighting, 545 Hall Road, 601-831-1205, 303587-0687.
32. Mobile Homes For Sale
33. Commercial Property
34. Houses For Sale
FOR SALE: ESTABLISHED business. Excellent annual income. Opportunity for family or retirees with good people skills. Turn key operation. Inquiries to P.O Box 820468.
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Not your mama’s
For fall get layers out, ready By The Associated Press
Chesney is new ‘king of the road’ By The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Already secure as country music’s king of the road, Kenny Chesney is really flexing his muscle now. Chesney is poised to reach a milestone — and perhaps clear a path — as he readies for an Aug. 13 visit to New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey. Chesney has already sold more than 44,000 tickets, making it the hottest single paid country show in the New York City-New Jersey area since Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and Linda Ronstadt drew more than 51,000 in 1983. “I don’t know if taking a chance is the right word, but to be honest with you it was a little bit of a risk to play Meadowlands Stadium,” Chesney said. “But my whole touring life has been a risk. ... One day I said, ‘You know, I want to be able to say I played the New York-New Jersey area and I did it in a football stadium.’ We almost did it two years ago, and so now I felt like the time was right. I’m glad I was right.” Playing against the odds is paying off. The greater New York metropolitan area has traditionally been a no-fly zone for country artists. But Chesney is matching artists like Jon Bon Jovi stride for stride in his home state and other artists like Taylor Swift — who recently played in front of 52,000 fans in four sold-out arena shows in Newark, N.J. — which is helping show there’s room for a little twang in the shadow of the Big Apple. Meadowlands CEO Mark Lamping expects Chesney’s show with Zac Brown Band, Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker to sell out at around 50,000 and notes the show could clear the way for more major country acts to play a market they once wrote off. “We’ve always believed in the show,” Lamping said. “We were perhaps a little anxious in the beginning because there hasn’t been a big (country) show here in a long time. But we were confident this would be a success and it’s been a success beyond what our original expectations were. It certainly gives us a lot of confidence to bring other shows to this market.” See Chesney, Page D3.
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Chandler Case practices a kick in a self-defense class in Plano, Texas.
There’s more to it than fancy teacups and gowns By The Associated Press PLANO, Texas — Sure, they still learn to take a graceful bow while wearing elegant white dresses and tiaras, but some debutantes are also taking in the finer points of car repair, nutrition and self-defense. “It’s not just all about being pretty,” said 17-year-old Sloane Towery as a stylist fixed her hair for her formal portrait. “I’ve learned about etiquette, and how to fight — kind of.” As one of 19 debutantes in the program benefiting the Plano Symphony Orchestra, her run-up to the presentation ball this fall has included instruction on everything from exhibiting grace and poise to how to jab her fingers into the eyes of an attacker. Ida Gephart, director of the debutante program in the Dallas suburb, said that when the program started about eight years ago, organizers decided it shouldn’t just be the traditional series of parties leading up to the presentation ball. Seventeen-year-old Emily Wisner wanted to be part of the program after her mother’s rundown included the phrases “big white dress” and “you get your hair and makeup done.” But so far, the most useful part of her debutante training has been the car repair class. Two days after taking it, she was able to help a friend jumpstart her car. “It was so unexpected that I’d learn the most from it,” she said. Her mother, Peggy Wisner, said, “I always thought of it as truly 100 percent social: parties, a presentation, you would learn manners. But I think they’ve taken this program a bit deeper than that.” Debutante balls historically were a way for wealthy families to introduce their daughters into society, with private parties where they might meet suitable husbands.
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Debutantes Caroline Kelly, right, and Sloane Towery pose for a photo. Today, while some debutante organizations admit members based on lineage, others have a more democratic method: They choose among applicants who fill out forms. As debutante programs evolved in the 20th century, many developed a strong component of community involvement, and were sponsored by or raised money for a charitable or civic organization. The Plano debutantes support the symphony not only with a portion of the fees they pay to participate in the program, but also by volunteering and fundraising. Debutante programs vary around the country by age group and by how long their seasons run, said Teresa Robinson, a professor at Middle Tennessee State University who directs a chapter of the National League of Junior Cotillions in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The chapter teaches skills like etiquette and dancing to middle-school children in the hope that they might eventually enter a debutante program. Some debutante programs have started to incorporate philanthropic work that’s
more hands-on than throwing a fundraiser. When Robinson’s daughter went through a debutante program in Murfreesboro about five years ago, they helped build a Habitat for Humanity house. And the Old Dominion Cotillion, a Washington, D.C., area program, has expanded traditional debutante activities in the last 10 years to include volunteering at a homeless shelter, according to spokeswoman Rebecca Gardner. Gardner said that in addition to classes on dancing, poise, etiquette and entertaining, the group, which held its 20th anniversary ball this month, has also toured the U.S. State Department, held classes on personal safety and one on car maintenance titled “It’s a Dipstick, Not a Lipstick.” “Now, we’ve really become a modern organization,” she said. Cameron Napier, who debuted in Montgomery, Ala., more than a half-century ago, remembers when the tradition was more focused on socializing. At first she wasn’t sure she wanted to participate, telling her mother, “They used to do
that in ‘Gone With the Wind’ days because they were sheltered,” but in the end, “it was a delightful experience at the time I made it in 1955. When all these lovely people give you parties, you learn how to converse with people of all ages about ideas.” She developed a lifelong interest in the debutante tradition, collecting clippings and writing on the subject, but says she doesn’t see a need for any embellishments to the tradition of a string of parties running up to a presentation ball. Still, she wishes “all the people starting this new method good luck.” “I’m all for training. I’ve said for years that there isn’t much in the world that can’t be cured by manners and a little restraint,” she added. One thing that isn’t likely to change is the timeless lure of frilly dresses and fairy tale balls. Even for girls learning how to jumpstart a battery, fend off an attacker or work in a soup kitchen, “the culmination of the debutante season is always going to be that grand ball,” said Robinson.
NEW YORK — It’s fall in the mall. Officially, summer has weeks left on the calendar, but retailers have begun the transition from lightweight and lighthearted vacation clothes to the more dressed-up, sophisticated styles that come with fall fashion. The tricky part, they say, is that while it’s good to infuse the excitement of a new season into stores, shoppers can be so enthusiastic about their new purchases they want to be able to wear them right away. That can be a problem when traditional fall looks — think sweaters, long trousers and outerwear — might not be suited to the dog days of August. The solution? Lightweight layers in a deeper, more autumnal color palette. “The consumer in general is forward looking but wants instant gratification,” says Barclay Resler, vice president and head of visual management for Esprit. You can do that with a pretty chiffon blouse, he suggests, or a short-sleeve knit dress, maybe with some buckle detail at the waist. Lisa Axelson, head designer of Ann Taylor, has already worn her sleeveless trench — with a silk blouse and cropped black pants — but it’ll go with flannel trousers and long gloves later. It is “the perfect wear-nowand-layer-later piece,” she says. Fabric choices are very important, says Banana Republic creative director Simon Kneen, a fan of tropical-weight wool. “It’s designed for tropics. It’s airy, and the weave is more open, but it will look refined. It has a hand touch that is drier and cooler, but you can have it in a dress, trouser, skirt, jacket — and those are the foundations of your fall closet.” Lightweight chambray denim serves the same purpose for more casual pieces. Navy is a favorite transitional color for Resler because it plays crisp and clean against white pants, but more luxurious with high-waisted trousers in gray, camel or brown. A ruffled, navy-and-white dot blouse in stores now has it all, he says, a cheerful vibe to finish out the summer, but ladylike enough to carry through the rest of the year. Warm shades of orange, amber and green are trends at Kohl’s for fall, but they’re not dark colors, either, so they fit into a variety of weather landscapes, says David Hacker, vice president of trend and color. Kneen says Banana Republic — and he imagines other retailers, too — has learned to work in the mindset of many minifashion seasons filled with versatile pieces instead of sweeping in with major changes twice a year. See Layers, Page D3.
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Denver betting county fair, hipsters can rock and roll DENVER (AP) — Denver has an ambitious plan to revive the county fair: blend throwback chic with urban grit to draw crowds celebrating everything weird and crafty. Mix funnel cakes with drag queens, add a dash of oldtime quilting and newly hip knitting, and the recipe could produce what organizers hope is a new flavor of county fair. Fair staples like funnel cakes and cotton candy, animal exhibits and 4-H competitions are on proud display at the Denver County Fair; there’s even a Ferris wheel in the parking lot. But there’s no mistaking this event for a traditional country fair. All the contestants in today’s Miss Denver County Fair pageant are drag queens. There’s a speed text-messaging contest, and the highlight staple of a Western fair, a rodeo, has been replaced with a bicycle rodeo and a troupe of performing pigs. “This is so cool,” said 13-yearold Brian Torres of Denver, a first-time fair-goer who saw his first alpaca and planned to check out the carnival rides, just past a “freak show” highlighted by a bearded lady and a man lying on a bed of nails. The fair has a city version of
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Sam Braakman, left, hands a ball to Brooke Braakman to throw in the baseball toss game at the first Denver County Fair. a traditional fair agriculture display. Chickens, rabbits and miniature goats sit in cages next to displays about container gardening and capturing rain in barrels to reduce water usage. There are even contests for the best compost and best vegan cooking. Denver is adding a new green ribbon to the traditional red, white and blue lineup to reward contest entries that use “sustainable methods.” “I’ve never competed before,
Chesney Continued from Page D1. Chesney’s rise in the New York area coincides with a resurgence in the music touring business. After a rough 2010 thanks to the weakened economy, musicians are seeing an increase in gross revenue — if not ticket sales. Trade magazine Pollstar’s editor in chief, Gary Bongiovanni, says while ticket sales are still lagging behind, overall gross revenue is up both worldwide and in North America. The cumulative gross of $1.65 billion by the world’s top 50 tours is up $166 million or 11.2 percent. Ticket sales are down by about 2 percent, Bongiovanni says, but artists have made up for that drop with increased prices. While U2 continues to dominate with gross revenues of
$85.8 billion, Chesney’s Goin’ Coastal Tour is helping drive that resurgence as well with more than 1.1 million tickets sold so far. Chesney is the top country act and fourth overall on Pollstar’s list of gross revenue for the top 100 North American tours at $46.7 million. He has sold out 27 shows this year, including five stadium shows (with the sixth at 96 percent capacity). “The only other (country) artist who could draw in the same realm is Garth Brooks,” Bongiovanni said. “ ... And then Taylor Swift has been so red hot that in some markets with proper packaging she’s been able to fill stadiums as well, but not with the frequency and consistency that Kenny has in the past.”
Layers Continued from Page D1. As a children’s retailer, The Children’s Place switched to its back-to-school merchandise in the middle of July to capitalize on the shoppingspree days before kids go back to class. However, says Michael Giannelli, senior vice president of design, all he needs to do is walk outside to be reminded that “fall is really a summer delivery.” A tiered, sequined skirt that pairs just as well with a tank top and flip-flops as it will with a sweater, tights and chukka boots a few months from now — even into the holiday season — is blowing out of stores, Giannelli says, but the No. 1 selling footwear item right now is a slouchy suede boot that really looks more like a fall item. “Those emotional, fashion-y pieces will sell out, so people don’t wait to buy it. They’re willing to wait to wear it if the item is so special.” Still, he adds, he’s seen quite a few girls around wearing those boots with their shorts. Trendy items don’t have to be limited to a single season, and it’s those more lasting looks that are on the floor at JCPenney right now. “We’re sticking with bright color,” says director of women’s trend Cynthia WashburnNester, ticking off skinny jeans in saturated shades of red, yellow and green, and sleeveless tops with feminine details as top choices. A chunky fisherman-style or shaker-knit sweater will evolve that look into full-on fall, she says, and, really even now, a lighter, open-weave sweater isn’t a bad idea living in this very air-conditioned world.
“People aren’t necessarily looking at ‘fall’ and ‘spring’ wardrobes. It’s about evolving things into the next season. You give something you’ve loved and worn a new life by wearing it with something new,” WashburnNester says. Hacker of Kohl’s sees the gauze or crochet-style ponchos that have a lot of real estate in stores as swimwear cover-ups for August, and then as the perfect introduction to outerwear in the early fall. You’ll need a heavier knit eventually, he says, but ponchos — even two of them — are pieces you’ll get a lot of use out of: They are a key item of the season. “You want to update, not redo your wardrobe,” Hacker says. Also, he adds, don’t underestimate the shorts you’ve been wearing for months. “Most people think of shorts as a summer thing, but, especially in Europe, and with the advances in legwear to add texture and color — you can even layer legwear with tights with socks on top — that this is something that can go into fall,” he says. “Based on the economic times, people are learning to adapt their clothes from season to season,” he adds. Looking ahead, some stores will have even more shorts, including tweed ones, heavier denim and sturdy earth-tone cargo styles. “Probably no one is happy to see the end of summer come, but the fabrics of fall are so rich, and things can layer so well together, there is definitely something coming from customers that’s a high interest in fall,” Resler says.
but I saw a billboard about this and thought, ‘Why not?”’ said Junior Perez, 13, who entered his two pet Japanese bantam roosters, Shadow and Tiny. “It
was something different.” The fair, which opened Thursday in a stock show complex by the interstate and runs through Sunday,
also has a “holistic pavilion.” There fair-goers can huddle with a psychic, get their auras interpreted or pick up a handmade sacred drum or dreamcatcher. “The county fair still has its place, but it needs to reflect who we are now, and this is what you’re seeing here,” said Karen Harrison, a psychic who will be judging fair contests in “divination tools” and “potions.” Harrison, who owns a bookshop and gift store in suburban Englewood, is also selling jewelry, crystals and silks. She’s heard of metaphysical shows and run-of-the-mill gift marts, but Harrison said her interest was piqued by the idea of throwing holistic elements in a county fair. “The second we heard about this, we knew we had to be a part of it. It’s so creative, so perfect for Denver,” she said.
There’s a heavy dose of irony, too. Denver County Fair contests include a molded-gelatin competition and a mustache contest. A John Denver impersonator led a group “Rocky Mountain High” sing-along to open the fair. A “freak show” area includes a bearded lady, a tattooed glass-blower and other throwback spectacles. The group Devo, the 1970s and ’80s group behind the song “Whip It,” will perform, along with a cover band for The B-52s. There’s a category for Denver’s many home beer brewers, along with homemade wine and mead. One notable omission is Denver County’s most lucrative crop — medical marijuana. There is a category for “herbal remedies,” but fair organizer Dana Cain said no one has tried to enter marijuana.
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