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Monday worst day in 3 years By The Associated Press

stocks, said Peter Coleman, head of equity research at investment bank JMP SecuNEW YORK — Bargain rities. “This is a relief rally.” hunters helped push the Other investors said Dow back above 11,000 this stocks were cheap before morning. the The declines Dow of the Jones The Dow Jones industrial average last two indusplunged 634 points, or 5.6 percent, weeks trial to 10,810 on Monday. and average Here’s a look at the Dow’s 10 worst argue rose 196 days since 1899: that points, or By percent decline: they’ve 1.8 per• Oct. 19, 1987: 22.6 %, or 508 points become cent, to • Oct. 28, 1929: 12.8 %, or 38.33 points cheaper 11,005 in • Oct. 29, 1929: 11.7 %, or 30.57 points still. “As midday • Nov. 6, 1929: 9.9 %, or 25.55 points a longtrad• Dec. 18, 1899: 8.7 %, or 5.57 points • Aug. 12, 1932: 8.4 %, or 5.79 points term ing. On • March 14, 1907: 8.3 %, or 6.89 points invesMonday, • Oct. 26, 1987: 8 %, or 156.83 points tor, that’s the Dow • Oct. 15, 2008: 7.9 %, or 733.08 points what I had its • July 21, 1933: 7.8 %, or 7.55 points like to worst By points: see,” day since • Sept. 29, 2008: 777.68 points, or 7 % said 2008, • Oct. 15, 2008: 733.08 points, or 7.9 % Brian plung• Sept. 17, 2001: 684.81 points, or 7.1 % Jacobing 634.76 • Dec. 1, 2008: 679.95 points, or 7.7 % sen, chief points • Oct. 9, 2008: 678.92 points, or 7.3 % portfolio as fear • Aug. 8, 2011: 634.76 points, or 5.6 % • April 14, 2000: 617.78 points, or 5.7 % stratecoursed • Oct. 27, 1997: 554.26 points, or 7.2 % gist for through • Oct. 22, 2008: 514.45 points, or 5.7 % Wells global • Aug. 4, 2011: 512.61 points, or 4.3 % Fargo markets. • Aug. 31, 1998: 512.61 points, or 6.4 % Funds “We’ve Source: Dow Jones Indexes, a division of Managegot no CME Group Inc. ment, informawhich tion that has $228 makes us feel any better or worse” billion in assets under management. While stocks than Monday, but some were plummeting Monday investors pounced because they believed there were good values to be found in See Stocks, Page A7.

The worst days

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Allen Lampp, 8, center, the son of Stacy Lampp and Atheila Pannell, and Johnathan Chandler, 8, the son of Bobbie and

James Chandler, stand in a bus line at Beechwood Elementary at the end of the first day of school Monday.

Schools, students find success on first day By Manivanh Chanprasith If the rest of the new school year goes as well as the first day of classes, “We will have a great year,” the superintendent of Vicksburg Warren School District said late Monday. “Everything went well,” Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford said. VWSD saw about 8,500 students enrolled, about 400 fewer than last year though exact figures aren’t available yet, and more than 6,500 students registered to ride the district’s 152 buses on 180 routes. Porters Chapel Academy also returned to classes Monday. See School, Page A8.

3 of 4 budget proposals would hike deputy pay By Danny Barrett Jr.

Josh Smith, 7, the son of Debra and Lorenzo Smith, waits for his bus to leave school.

Summer juvenile arrests down in city, up in county By Manivanh Chanprasith Juvenile arrests in the city decreased this year during the summer months from last year, though they were still higher than in the county, where the number of arrests rose slightly, according to figures provided by the Vicksburg Police and Warren County Sheriff’s

departments. “The county is more spread out,” Sheriff Martin Pace said. “The city police are dealing with a more concentrated population and more foot traffic.” During the two full months that schools were not in session, June and July, Vicksburg police made 39 felony and misdemeanor arrests of people 18 and younger.



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Last year, police recorded 60 arrests. In the county, deputies made 22 juvenile arrests in June and July; last year, the number was 14. Pace said numbers can be skewed by multiple juveniles being arrested for one crime. “If five violators break into a house, statistically, that’s

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Four versions of what Warren County’s budget should look like for 2011-12 have emerged, and three contain pay raises for deputies and clerical staff in the sheriff’s department. Raises of 5 to 8 percent for 42 positions from undersheriff to entry-level deputy are funded by redirecting more of the county’s 40.53 mills to the general fund, drafts of each version show. One version pairs a 5 percent raise with a 3 percent raise across all county departments. A second shows an extra 8 percent for the deputies and a 3 percent raise for 17 jail staffers. A third draft cuts the raise to 7 percent and throws in money for a third


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assistant district attorney. Repeating a stance that’s held all summer, supervisors on Monday favored salary hikes for the county’s 270 or so employees. “All I’m saying is get it wherever it is so we’re not deficit spending,” Board President Richard George said. A vote on next year’s budget is expected Sept. 6. The county’s fiscal year begins Oct. 1. Spending totals $14.6 million to $14.9 million in the four versions under review. The only version with a surplus, at $2,239, shows no raises and rolls back salary for a jail population manager to $41,500 from $50,000. The post is unfilled. Smallest among three deficits created with pay raises in See County, Page A8.



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Vicksburg enthusiasm gets Jacob’s Ladder extra $5,000 Vicksburg’s Jacob’s Ladder Learning Center, winner of $5,000 last week through the McAlister’s Tea Freaks competition, has been awarded an additional $5,000 for its strong finish. Ken Alexander, manager of the local McAlister’s, said company CEO Frank Paci

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Culkin volunteer firefighters Lamar Frederick, left, and Josh Reeves clear U.S. 61 North after a log truck hit a 2002 Nissan Altima at the highway’s intersection with Oak Ridge Road Monday afternoon, leading to the driver of the Nissan, Lea Ashley, 18, 98 Ashley St., being taken to River Region Medical Center and the driver of the truck, Donald Collins, 54, 4122 El Paso St., Jackson, being cited four times for misdemeanor traffic violations, said Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Trooper Jason Ginn. Directing traffic, above right, is Warren County Fire Coordinator Kelly Worthy. A spokesman for River Region said this morning that Ashley was treated and released. Collins was reported injured. Classified ads or to report classified billing problems: Post photographers: Church news and church briefs: Sports news: News about youth and releases from colleges and schools:

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A $20 million lawsuit has been filed in federal court by a Warren County man who claims his civil rights were violated when he was arrested by Vicksburg police after he distributed fliers during the Miss Mississippi Pageant on July 2. David G. Atwood II, 28, 750 Rollingwood Drive, filed the suit July 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi in Jackson. As written, the lawsuit names the City of Vicksburg, Warren County, Vicksburg police officers Daniel Thomas, Chris Tankesley and Penny Jones, Sheriff Martin Pace and an unnamed county motorcycle deputy. Atwood claims that while he was attending the pageant, he was handing out fliers advertising a book he recently authored and police stopped him and told him to leave. After going to the police station to question the order, Atwood tried to go back to the convention center, was arrested and charged with trespassing, and his fliers were confiscated and destroyed, he says in the filing. He cites violations of the First, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, states that he suffered physical injury and emotional distress and his motorcycle was damaged when towed and impounded by police. The suit states that Atwood pleaded not guilty to the trespassing charge, a misdemeanor, in a trial in Vicksburg Municipal Court July 6 and a trial was set for Aug. 22. The civil suit does not name Atwood’s attorney. A lawsuit represents only one side of an argument.

Vicksburg man held Teacher’s death ruled accidental for sale of cocaine A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning charged with one count of the sale of cocaine, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Ernest Atkins, 20, 1030 Ryan St., was arrested on a warrant by Vicksburg


from staff reports police Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Bowmar Avenue and Halls Ferry Road, Williams said. Atkins was being held without bond this morning.

The death of a Vicksburg teacher and pastor whose body was found Sunday evening in the pool at his home has been ruled an accidental drowning, Warren County Deputy Coroner Kelda Bailess said today. An autopsy Monday at the Mississippi State Crime Lab determined that Quincy Jones, 32, 317 Lake Forest

Drive, suffered from severe coronary artery disease but the condition did not play a part in his death. “There were no signs of a heart attack and no signs of a seizure,” Bailess said. His body was found in the deep end of the 8-foot-deep pool at about 6:30 p.m. by his wife, Monica Jones. No foul play is suspected,

Sheriff Martin Pace said. Quincy Jones had been a teacher with the Vicksburg Warren School District for about 2 1/2 years and was about to return Grove Street School, where he taught last year. He also was the pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church on Monroe Street.

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directors, said the board was setting priorities for spending the prize. “It’s a godsend,” said Conway. “Our building is in need of repairs and maintenance, and possibly now we can offer some scholarships, too.”

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churches Pleasant Hill M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Phillip Burks, evangelist; the Rev. Joseph Brisco, pastor; 11170 Halls Ferry Road. Mount Pilgrim — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Revs. Dellie C. Robinson, David Daniel, Elbert Cox and Ollie Rush and Evangelist Gracie Daniel; Freetown. New Mount Zion M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Wednesday; Minister Kevin Winters, evangelist; Charlie Blackmore Jr., pastor; Mississippi 3, Ballground. Cool Spring M.B. — Revival, 7:15 tonight-Wednesday; the Rev. Bernard Mitchell, speaker; Byron Maxwell, pastor; 385 Falk Steel Road. St. James No. 1 M.B. — Musical fundraiser, 4 p.m. Saturday; Ray Magee of the Voice of Goodwill, The Singing Dis-

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Hinds Sheriff McMillin Mississippi among states to set heat records to address vote today WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweltering might have reached a new record last month, as the South climate region — Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas — had its warmest single calendar month for any climate region on record. The average temperature of 86.1 degrees bested the previous all-time record of 85.9 set in July 1980. Oklahoma racked up the country’s highest monthly average temperature ever. That’s the highest average temperature, for any month, for any state, associate Oklahoma state climatologist Gary McManus said. According to automated weather recording instruments, the state’s average for July was 89.1 degrees. That tops an average of 88.1 set in July 1954, McManus said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday that last month was the fourth hottest July on record for the U.S. and that Texas and Oklahoma had their warmest months on record. “We’ve been beating temperature records left and right, from the 1930s Dust Bowl drought and the 1950s drought,” said McManus, who admitted that’s not the kind of record you put on a Chamber of Commerce promotion.

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Dakota Lewis cools off from the heat with water during a high school football practice Monday in Odessa, Texas. And it’s not like Oklahoma is alone in this. Nationwide, in the past 30 days 3,709 high temperature records have been set or tied. And, worse, there have been 7,410 records for overnight warmth broken or tied, meaning less chance to recover from the sweltering daytime readings. “This has been a devastating

year,” National Weather Service director Jack Hayes said. “Natural disasters are on the rise in the United States,” he noted, including records for heat, tornadoes, floods and fires, and with the bulk of hurricane season still remaining. Waco, Texas, tied its record for the most consecutive days of 105 degrees or more at six (Aug. 1-6). The previous were

Aug. 31-Sept. 5, 2000, and Aug. 9-14, 1969. And Dallas-Fort Worth is on pace to establish a new record for consecutive 100-degree days. It’s currently at 38 days, from July 2 to Aug. 8. The record is 42 set June 23-Aug. 3, 1980. The July average for Texas was 87.1 degrees. The current heat wave is typical of U.S. heat waves in the past decade and is consistent with the increasing warm summer nighttime extremes observed across much of the country since the late 20th century, NOAA reported. Other findings included: • Forty-one of the lower 48 states had above-normal, much-above-normal or a record warmest July. • Dallas exceeded 100 degrees on 30 of the 31 days in July. • Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., had its warmest single calendar month on record, with an average temperature of 84.5 degrees, breaking the previous record of 83.1 degrees set in July 2010 and July 1993.

Cameron summons Parliament for British riots LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron recalled Parliament from its summer recess today and nearly tripled the number of police on the streets of London to deal with the crisis touched off by three days of rioting. Cameron described the scenes of burning buildings and smashed windows in London and several other British cities as “sickening,” but refrained from more extreme measures such as calling in the military to help beleaguered police restore order. Instead, he said 16,000 officers would be on the streets of the capital tonight, almost tripling the number on the streets Monday night. The riots also claimed their first death — a 26 year old found shot dead in a car. A wave of violence and looting raged across London, as authorities struggled to contain the country’s worst unrest since race riots set the capital ablaze in the 1980s. Some 525 arrests have been made. Parliament will return to duty Thursday, as the political fallout from the rampage takes hold.


not necessarily rule out the deceased man because investigators do not know whether DNA on the tie is that of the hijacker. Gutt said there are three different DNA samples on the necktie and it’s not clear where the hijacker got it. Investigators compared the DNA on the tie to the DNA of someone in the new suspect’s family, Gutt said. A woman in Oklahoma recently came forward to say that she believes her uncle, Lynn Doyle Cooper, was the hijacker — which she based largely on memories from when she was 8 years old. Gutt said the FBI had an inconclusive round of fingerprint testing on a guitar strap and that investigators are now working with family members to identify other items that could be tested further for fingerprints. Federal investigators have checked hundreds of leads since the man dubbed “D.B. Cooper” parachuted from a flight with $200,000 dollars in ransom in 1971.

Al-Sadr warns U.S. FBI: DNA test no match to leave Iraq BAGHDAD — A powerful for D.B. Cooper suspect anti-American Shiite cleric OLYMPIA, Wash. — DNA testing has failed to link a new suspect in the D.B. Cooper hijacking to a necktie that he left behind on the plane in 1971, the FBI said Monday. Special Agent Fred Gutt cautioned that the test does

called today on U.S. troops in Iraq to leave the country and go back to their families or risk more attacks. Muqtada al-Sadr’s comments came in a rare statement translated into English and directed at U.S. troops

in Iraq. The statement was posted on his website. In it, the Shiite cleric appealed directly to the roughly 46,000 U.S. troops still in the country and said Iraq does not need their help. “So, go forth from our holy land and go back to your families who are waiting for you impatiently,” al-Sadr said. The comment appeared to be a nod to the unpopularity of the Iraq war in the U.S. where many people are frustrated with the length of the war and the heavy burden it has put on American troops. Iraqi officials are mulling whether to keep some U.S. troops past their December departure date. But they’re worried about a potential backlash if the U.S. military remains in the country.

Specific IQ genes elusive, hunt finds LOS ANGELES — Scientists who hunt for “intelligence genes” used to think there were fewer than half a dozen of them. In recent years, they determined there might be at least 1,000 — each with just a tiny effect on the differences in people’s IQ. A study released today found new evidence that many genes play a role in intelligence, but scientists still couldn’t pinpoint the specific genes involved. “It’s been kind of a shock to the system that it hasn’t worked,” said psychologist Eric Turkheimer at the University of Virginia, who had no role in the study. “We can’t find the effects of any

individual genes that are large enough to seem worth worrying about.”

JACKSON (AP) — Incumbent Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin is expected to announce soon whether he will contest his loss to Tyrone Lewis in the Aug. 2 Democratic primary. The final count awaiting certification by party officials showed Lewis narrowly avoiding a runoff with McMillin to capture the win. McMillin said he would address the issue today. Final but uncertified numbers show Lewis narrowly avoiding a runoff with McMillin to capture the win. “I don’t have anything to say at this point,” McMillin said Monday afternoon. “I’ll make an announcement tomorrow.” The tallies, derived after long hours spent by Hinds County Democratic Executive Committee members examin-

ing absentee, affidavit and paper ballots, a l s o s h ow that District 5 Supervisor and boar d president George Smith Malcolm lost a close McMillin race against challenger Kenneth Stokes. And in the county’s other closely contested Democratic primary race, incumbent District 2 Supervisor Doug Anderson must face challenger David Archie in the Aug. 23 primary runoff. The 18-member Democratic Executive Committee will vote on certifying results at 6 p.m. today at the office where one of its members works, the Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance, 612 N. State St. in Jackson.

Lawsuit: Girl checked out of school by man, raped By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press JACKSON — A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit that claims a 9-year-old Mississippi girl was checked out of school six times by an unauthorized man who then raped her. The lawsuit said the school failed to verify Tommy Keyes’ identity when he took the girl from a Covington County elementary school between

2007 and 2008. The 6-foot-2inch Keyes signed the checkout sheet on one occasion as the girl’s mother but usually signed her father’s name. The girl’s father and paternal grandmother — who is described in court documents as her legal guardian — sued the school district, the county board of education and several individuals in U.S. District Court in south Mississippi in 2008.


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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kountz announce the birth of a daughter. • Fay Arnold goes to Houston to accept a position.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Fred Frisby and Sallie Beel are married at the office of Circuit Clerk W.A. Collier.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Bernard Cashman and Robert Middleton leave to visit Chicago. • C.J. Miller has a wire announcing the death of Commodore A.D. Pugh in Yazoo City.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Mrs. George W. Crock is visiting in Atlantic City, N.J. • The four Billett sisters take a trip to Colorado.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Fried are injured in an automobile accident at Silver City. • Rainbow Girls and DeMolay Boys enjoy an outing at Long Lake.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Charles Harris, member of the clerk staff at the Hotel Vicksburg, plans a vacation trip to Arkansas and Oklahoma. • Warren County rural schools will open Sept. 19.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Hot days in Vicksburg are scarcely news anymore, but this morning it warmed up a little faster and was 90 degrees by 10 a.m. • Brig. Gen. Peter A. Feringa, president of the Mississippi River Commission, returns to work following minor surgery in Hot Springs, Ark.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Screw worms are found in Warren County livestock, the first infection in Mississippi this year, so far as known. • Mrs. T.J. Lawrence dies. • Elizabeth Taylor stars in “Giant” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre.



40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Dave Bridgers is appointed to the board of Mercy HospitalStreet Memorial. • Mr. and Mrs. Landman Teller are attending the meeting of the American Bar Association in London. • Warren Asher Jr. is here visiting his parents.

Sinking faster than we can bail Tea Party conservatives are being told to accept their victory and go home. It has become a favorite refrain of the ruling class in Washington and its scribes in the media. “The winner is the Tea Party,” said conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer on Fox News. “They have changed the debate in the country. I think they ought to do what (former Vermont governor and senator) George Aiken advocated in the worst days of the Vietnam War: Declare victory and go home. There will be another fight a year from now. (President Barack) Obama is losing it, and I think that’s where the big payoff will be, and that’s when the country will decide what it wants to do about debt and also about the size of government.” That, unfortunately, may not be the case. If it is not, we’re in big trouble. The deal to reduce federal spending is a shallow win at best, and the country is in for

more big spending as usual. According to a recent front-page article in the New York Times: “(The debt-limit deal) does not actually reduce federal spending. By the end of the 10-year deal, the federal debt would be much larger than it is today.” The article goes on to explain that government and its debts will continue to grow faster than the economy, pinning most of the blame on federal spending for health care. That’s The New York Times, stating as a fact that our economy cannot keep up with federal spending even after Tea Party freshmen in Congress supposedly terrorized the country until they got their way. The story said that an obvious solution might be the tax increases Tea Party members of Congress held at bay — much to the annoyance of Obama. It did not just say that we are sinking into debt too fast. According to the story, “Debts will grow faster

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than the economy.” That means the economy may not be able to afford these debts, even with tax increases. We cannot tax an economy out of that which it does not produce, and taxes curb production. No sane individual wants the country to default on its obligations, but there is no easy escape from this financial crisis. Something has to give. As Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said, we have jumped off a cliff. “At best, it slows us from going over it at 80 mph to going over it at 60 mph,” Paul wrote in an open letter explaining his opposition to the debt-limit deal. Eventually, we will get serious one way or another. We will finally get this under control by the will of Congress and the president, or we will do so by the unavoidable forces that stop governments big and small from living grossly beyond the means of the people who support them.

The Rev. Henry Adams is pictured as he waters the Municipal Rose Garden on Monroe Street, which he has tended for 33 years. • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Meekins celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 The landmark restaurant Glass Kitchen, ordered destroyed by the City of Vicksburg, is purchased by Merchants National Bank. • Government officials say the regional airport and Vicksburg’s river park projects may receive up to $370,000.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Stephen Kirkpatrick, wildlife photographer, is guest speaker at the Soil and Water Conservation District annual dinner. • Ernest J. Volk Jr. dies. • Members of the Culkin Academy Class of 1941 gather for a 60-year reunion.

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The only ‘murder’ committed in Iraq was of justice They are the forgotten warriors of the Iraq War, the men whose lives and families and careers blew up in “murder” charges on a vicious battlefield, the pieces coming down in Fort Leavenworth’s military prison where the men now serve long sentences. Together, they make up the Leavenworth 10, not always at Leavenworth and not always 10, a group of cold-luck cases still working their way up the ladder of appeals and the clemency process, their families hoping to free them before many more years go by. They all got bad news recently when word came that the Army Court of Appeals denied Army Ranger 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, 28, a new trial despite the introduction of exculpatory evidence originally withheld by the prosecution. Behenna faces 13 more years of a 15-year sentence for the unpremeditated 2008 “murder” of an insurgent who killed two of his men in post-surge Iraq, an al-Qaida terrorist for whom the Army would issue a kill/capture order before realizing he was already dead. Why no new trial? At almost the same time, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Juan Garcia overruled recommenda-

We should use this week’s one-two punch of “military justice” for some national soul-searching. DIANA


tions from the Naval Clemency and Parole Board and from brig officials at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station that Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins, 27, be granted early release. Hutchins has served more than five years on a 15-year sentence that was reduced to 11 years. The sentence was once recommended to be cut to five years, and once thrown out (he spent nine months free starting June 2010). He faces the balance of the 11-yearsentence for conspiracy and unpremeditated “murder” of a man he believed was the killer of Marines and civilians in pre-surge Iraq. Why no parole? I put quotation marks of incredulousness around “murder” because this was a war zone — a chaotic,

urban war zone in which counterinsurgency theory, winning hearts and minds, just didn’t go according to the book. Those restrictive rules of engagement failed to impress jihadists or their clans with America’s good intentions, and the schizoid mishmash of firepower, nation-building, harsh interrogations, bribery, police work and social work made our forces pawns of an untenable policy. These young men shouldn’t be the ones to pay for that policy. We should use this week’s one-two punch of “military justice” for some national soulsearching. It’s the least we can do for men who risked everything for our country. The two cases are quite different, but they share more than miscarriages of justice. Read-

ing back before the judicial nightmares began is to follow two warriors contending with a basic COIN flaw: the notorious practice known as catch-and-release, the opaque, bureaucratic process by which U.S. forces risked their lives to “arrest” insurgents on the back-alley battlefield only to see them released to kill again for “lack of evidence.” In both Behenna’s and Hutchins’ cases (and others), catch-andrelease was the ultimate manifestation of chaotic command and no control, and served as a common trigger of events. Behenna himself had to drive home the very insurgent known to be responsible for the improvised explosive device that recently killed two of his men. He decided to perform one more interrogation himself during which the insurgent rushed him, at which point Behenna fired. This is the self-defense scenario supported by the prosecution’s own forensics expert. It was suppressed at Behenna’s trial and ignored on appeal. Hutchins’ case is more complex, involving an eight-man plot to “snatch” and kill a “prince” of the insurgency, someone responsible for everything from IEDs to recruiting suicide bombers. Again, it was

catch-and-release, and not for the first time, that lit the fuse for this Marine squad. They caught the terrorist and then, on release, had to drive him home. They later decided to fake an incident in which the “prince’s” killing would be ROElawful. While Hutchins waited in ambush, the wrong man was seized, they all shot at him and then covered up the incident. No Marine was confined for more than 525 days except Hutchins (11 years). Hutchins also drew a rebuke from Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, a former Mississippi governor who, while Hutchins appealed and sought clemency, slandered him as a premeditated and indiscriminate murderer. Hutchins’ lawyer, Maj. Babu Kaza, points out that Hutchins was found guilty of neither allegation and that Mabus’ unprecedented public comments constitute “unlawful command influence” on the workings of justice. At least that’s what the military calls these nightmares. Do you? •

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smart money Q: After 25 years of marriage and no children, my husband has asked me for a divorce. We own a house together and have no debt except for the mortgage. I have a substantial retirement fund, while my husband’s is smaller. I chose to invest heavily for what I thought was our future, and he chose to be BRUCE conservative. At the same time, I contributed equally to the household expenses. We agreed that he would move out and I would refinance the house in my name. How do I find a good lawyer and protect my retirement? — J.B., via e-mail A: Marriages do come apart even after 25 years, and it is always a painful experience.


Whether your state is equal distribution or equitable distribution depends on the state in which you live. I am certain you can see the differences. You will need an attorney, in any case, and if it is a contentious situation as to how the assets should be divided, the only sure winners are the attorneys. You should be able to talk to some of your colleagues and co-workers and get some recommendations for attorneys who have earned a good reputation in divorce matters. You can check with your local bar association and they will, after hearing what your circumstances are, recommend half a dozen names to you. You can interview these people and ask about their fees, experience, etc. You’ll get some notion to what your expenses will be. Under any circumstances, it is a difficult situation.

• Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at

E-mail, Internet kill messenger program WA S H I N GT O N ( A P ) little to do. The stacks of bills — After nearly 200 years, and the packages they carthe House is killing the ried, the messages transmitted from one lawmaker to messengers. Leaders are ending the page another, can all be delivered program that began in the electronically. The House program will end 1820s, allowing high school students to serve as messen- by Aug. 31, although the Sengers while getting a behind- ate’s will continue. In 1983, the House censured the-scenes look at Congress Republican Rep. Dan Crane that few Americans ever get. of Illinois Speaker and DemoJohn Boehcratic Rep. ner, R-Ohio, Gerry Studds and Minorof Massaity Leader chusetts for Nancy Pelosi, sexual relaD-Calif., wrote tionships House memwith pages — bers Monday Crane with a that the Interyoung woman net and e-mail and Studds have left the with a young pages with man. little to do. More Their mesrecently, in sage — delivered via mail House pages rally around 2006, Repub— said the President Barack Obama l i c a n R e p . Mark Foley House could during a January visit. of Florida no longer jusresigned in tify the $5 mildisgrace after it was learned lion annual expense. Pages, usually high school he had sent sexually suggesjuniors, live in their own dorm, tive electronic messages to have their own school and at former male pages. That scantimes party like — well, like dal, and the failure of Repubteenagers whose parents are lican leaders to act after they away. The program, which has learned what Foley was doing, adult supervision, has none- helped the Democrats regain theless been touched by a few the House that year. After the Foley case, the sex scandals. But most of the time, the House overhauled the board pages could be seen around that supervised pages, includthe Capitol complex with ing giving both parties an their dark blazers and neatly equal say in overseeing the trimmed hair, running at warp program. The Republican speed when summoned by a chairman of the board during member of Congress. They all the Foley scandal had failed to were smart, needing a mini- notify other board members of mum 3.0 grade average in core Foley’s questionable e-mails. school subjects to get into the The board also was expanded to include a former page and program. The problem, Boehner and the parent of a page. Pelosi said, is they now have


Obama seeks fuel rules, a first for big vehicles WASHINGTON — Fire trucks and concrete mixers, semis, heavy-duty pickups and all trucks in between will, for the first time, have to trim fuel consumption and emissions of heat-trapping gases under new efficiency standards set to be announced today by President Barack Obama. The White House says the standards will save businesses billions of dollars in fuel costs, help reduce oil consumption President Barack Obama and cut air pollution. The standards apply to vehicle model years 2014 to 2018. Senior administration officials said the new targets affect three categories of vehicles. Big rigs or semis will have to slash fuel consumption and production of heattrapping gases by up to 23 percent. Gasoline-powered heavy-duty pickups and vans will have to cut consumption by 10 percent, or by 15 percent if the vehicles run on diesel fuel. The standards also prescribe a 9 percent reduction in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for work trucks, which include everything from fire trucks and concrete mixers to garbage trucks and buses, according to the officials, who requested anonymity to speak before the formal announcement. It’s the second round of fuel efficiency standards in the past month. Last month, Obama


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS announced a deal with automakers to double overall fuel economy to 54.5 mpg by 2025, starting in model year 2017. Cars and light trucks now on the road average 27 mpg. That followed a 2009 deal committing cars and trucks to averaging 35.5 mpg by model year 2016.

Can you hear me now? Verizon workers picket NEW YORK — Striking Verizon landline workers say they laid the foundation for the company’s booming wireless business and shouldn’t be expected to give up contract benefits just because they work on a less profitable side of the business. But management says the company has to change to stay competitive and the 45,000 landline workers can’t expect to be paid the way they were when the phone company was a monopoly. “It’s no secret that the wireline business has experienced a 10-year decline in our customer base and in profitability,” said CEO Lowell McAdam. “... We have arrived at the point where we must make additional hard decisions to address customer needs and the overall operating costs of the business.” A union spokeswoman said the company is seeking about $20,000 a year per worker in annual givebacks. Thousands of strikers took to picket lines from Massachusetts to Virginia on Monday, the second day of their strike.


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Shaky market threatens already-spooked consumers WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the last thing a nervous consumer and a fragile economy needed: a confidence-killing nosedive on Wall Street. Americans struggling with lean wages, job insecurity and high gasoline prices have seen a 15-percent plunge in stock prices shrink their 401(k) accounts over the past 2 1/2 weeks. When consumers feel less wealthy, they’re less likely to buy new furniture, new appliances or new cars. And their spending drives about 70 percent of the economy. Murray Specktor, 58, a retired Northwest Airlines pilot, says he has enough money tucked

away to support himself in retirement. But after the stock market’s plunge, he’s taking further precautions. “No expensive meals out,” he says. “Entertainment’s going to get cut back. Until I see where this is going, I’ve just got to preserve capital and try to get my comfort level up.” The drop in the stock market, through Friday, could cut overall spending by $140 billion, or 1.3 percent, over the coming year, says Paul Dales, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics. Dales forecasts that the stock market turmoil could reduce the economy’s annual growth rate by half a percent-

age point through 2012. There isn’t much to spare. In the first half of the year, the economy grew at a scant 0.8 percent annual rate. That helps explain the dive on Wall Street: Stocks are falling partly on fears that the nation could slip back into a recession. David Kelly, chief market strategist with J.P. Morgan Funds, said he fears the market drop will become “a self-fulfilling prophecy ... and we’ll just scare ourselves into a recession.” Tumbling stock prices could depress spending by wealthier consumers. Eighty percent of

stocks belong to the richest 10 percent of Americans. And the richest 20 percent represent about 40 percent of consumer spending. Luxury retailers that have helped sustain the economy could suffer. Even before stocks began dropping last month, consumers weren’t exactly exuberant. In June, they reduced spending for the first time in 20 months. The Rasmussen Consumer Index, drawn from a U.S. survey, found Monday that 70 percent of Americans think the economy is worsening. That’s up from 45 percent at the start of the year. The drop means “people

will put off spending decisions, particularly for largeticket items, and that will ... reduce growth,” says Brian Gendreau, a market strategist with Cetera Financial Group and a finance professor at the University of Florida. Rob Stein, senior portfolio manager at Astor Asset Management, worries the market could remain depressed for months and hurt sales during the crucial holiday season. Still, he holds out hope. Usually, “slowdowns based on market movements are temporary,” Stein said. “Just like high gas prices, you get used to it.”

Stocks senior U.S. economist with Capital Economics. “But now some action seems likely.” When the central bank issues its statement this afternoon, many economists don’t expect to see another round of Treasury purchases. But Dales said the Fed could pledge to hold onto the Treasurys and other assets it has already bought for “an extended period.” Such a move could soothe investors temporarily because it means the Fed won’t flood the market with assets to sell. But it likely wouldn’t be a significant boost to the economy. The S&P 500 index rose 24, or 2.2 percent, to 1,144. The Nasdsaq composite index rose 59, or 2.5 percent, to 2,416. Gold set another record early today. It rose $26.90 ounce to $1,740.10. Gold started the year at $1,421.40. Investors often run to gold when they’re looking for

something safe. They also buy gold when they’re worried about inflation, which could be a result if the Federal Reserve were to announce new stimulus. Investors piled into Treasurys on Monday, sending the yield on the 10-year note down to 2.34 percent. A bond’s yield falls when its price rises. That matched its lowest level for the year, reached last week. Treasurys gave back some of those gains today, “as they shake off some of the froth,” RBS Securities analysts wrote in a report. The 10-year yield rose to 2.39 percent. Investors have been worried about the first-ever downgrade to the U.S. credit rating by Standard & Poor’s, the slowing U.S. economy, debt problems in Europe and rising inflation in less-developed countries. Economists believe there is a greater chance of a U.S.

recession because the economy grew much more slowly in the first half of 2011 than previously thought. The economy grew at its slowest pace in the first half of 2011 since the recession ended in June 2009. The manufacturing and services industries barely grew in July. The unemployment rate remains above 9 percent, despite 154,000 jobs added in the private sector in July. Economies across the globe are also struggling. Worries are growing that Spain or Italy could become the next European country to be unable to repay its debt. The European Central Bank bought billions of euros of Italian and Spanish bonds Monday in hopes of lowering borrowing costs for the countries. Another concern: high inflation in less-developed countries, which have been the world’s main economic engine through the recovery.

China’s inflation rose to a 37-month high in July. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 5.7 percent this morning. The worries about the global economy falling into a second recession have pulled attention away from stronger corporate earnings. Dish Network Corp.’s second-quarter net income rose 30 percent to $334.8 million on stronger revenue. Internet company AOL Inc. reported a smaller net loss for its second quarter, helped in part by stronger advertising revenue. The housing market, though, remains weak. Homebuilder Beazer Homes USA Inc. said its loss widened last quarter after it closed on fewer homes. Among the 441 companies in the S&P 500 index that have already reported their second-quarter earnings, profits are up 12 percent from a year ago.

children; and nieces and nephews. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sunset View Mortuary in El Cerrito, Calif.

Murphy Sr. and Flora Stewart Murphy; and a brother, Joe Murphy. Floy loved her family and was mother to three sons, Randy Young (Martha), Rodney Young and Kenneth Young (Jerry). She cherished her grandchildren, Robert Young (Andi), Stephen Young, Anna Love, LaDonna Privett and Nicole Lynch (James); a brother, Claude Murphy “Uncle Jr.”; and was the proud greatgrandmother of seven: Holly Young, John Hayden and Ethan Love, Kaleb Privett, Noah, Abigail and Rebekah Lynch. Graveside services were at 11 today at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation was at 10 today at Riles Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes. org. Riemann Family Funeral Home of Gulfport was in charge of arrangements. Memories may be shared at

deaths Billy T. Ainsworth Billy T. Ainsworth died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at his residence. He was 73. Born in Harrisville, Miss., he had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1967. Mr. Ainsworth was the son of the late Thomas Webster Ainsworth and Mamie Lou Burkett Ainsworth. He served in the Air National Guard. Mr. Billy T. Ainsworth Ainsworth was an electrician with the Illinois Central Railroad and was in management with MidSouth Railroad and Kansas City Southern Railway, retiring in 1998 with 39 ½ years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman with a devotion to fishing and hunting. Mr. Ainsworth was a member of the Wahabi Shrine and a member of the HylandJarmon Masonic Lodge 113 where he was a Master Mason. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. Mr. Ainsworth was a Christian and a member of the Methodist faith. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lena Ainsworth; four daughters, Cheryl Katz (Howard) of Madison, Anne Rush (Robbie) and Brenda Kirkland (Louis), all of Byram, and Mary Powers (Ronny) of Vicksburg; two sons, Chuck Ainsworth (Betty) of Brandon and Don Ainsworth (Theresa) of Vicksburg; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Cobb (Charles) of Olive Branch; two brothers, Jimmy A. Ainsworth (Sarah) of Hernando and Sammy A. Ainsworth (Marla) of Florence. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a grandson, Christopher Powers; and a brother, Glenn Ainsworth. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Burch, pastor of Trin-





Mostly cloudy tonight with a chance of showers, lows in the 70s; mostly sunny Wednesday with a chance of showers, highs in the 90s

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


Continued from Page A1. afternoon, Jacobsen said he was buying technology stocks, particularly those with healthy balance sheets. Industries that fell the hardest on Monday were up the most early this morning. Financial stocks in the S&P 500 rose 4.9 percent after a 10 percent decline on Monday. Traders were also looking ahead to this afternoon, when the Federal Reserve will issue a policy statement about interest rates and any monetary actions the central bank might be planning. The Fed’s key interest rate has been held at close to zero since 2008. The Fed in June ended a $600 billion program to buy Treasurys as a way to support the economy. Some Fed officials oppose another round of so-called quantitative easing because it could lead to higher inflation. “Prior to the recent turmoil, we had thought the Fed would stand pat” at its policy meeting, said Paul Dales,


ity Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery with Masonic Services. Visitation will be tonight from 5 until 7 at Riles Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3100 Samford Ave., Shreveport, LA 71103. Pallbearers will be Harold Williamson, Chad Phillips, John Storey, Jay Furr, Jerry Johnson and Jimmy Lee. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert McConnell, Dr. Mac Jarmon, Dr. Martin Newcomb and members of the Hyland-Jarmon Masonic Lodge 113.

Eugene Davis Jr. TAKOMA PARK, Md. — Services for Eugene Davis Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at King Solomon M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dillion-ChisEugene ley Funeral Davis Jr. Home and from 10 a.m. until the service Thursday at the church. Mr. Davis died Sunday, July 31, 2011, in Takoma Park. He was 69. Mr. Davis was a 1962 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School. He was an elementary school teacher for 37 years in the Washington, D.C. School District. Survivors include two sisters, Lorraine B. Johnson and Julia Ford, both of Vicksburg; a brother, Malcolm Davis of Vicksburg; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Eugene McGraw Memorial services for Eugene McGraw have been changed to Zion Travelers M.B.

Eugene McGraw

Church, 1701 Poplar St. on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at 11 a.m.

Burrell Washington Sr. RICHMOND, Calif. — Burrell “Whistle” Washington Sr., a former Vicksburg resident, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo. Calif. He was 98. Mr. Washington was a native of Vicksburg and retired from Chevron Corporation in 1978. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alf “Peter” Washington and Henretta Washington Johnson; his wife, Gladys; brothers, Alf “Bull” Washington, George Washington, William “Preacher” Washington and David Washington; and sister, Melissa Washington Thomas. Survivors include three sons, James “Pat” Jones of Vicksburg, Melvin Washington of Aurora, Ill., and Burell Washington Jr. of Richmond; a sister, Mary Washington of Vicksburg; two brothers, Elijah “Bo” Washington and Joseph Washington, both of Vicksburg; several grand-

Floy Onzell Murphy Young GULFPORT — Floy Onzell Murphy Young, age 76, passed away Aug. 6, 2011. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church of Vicksburg and retired from The Street Clinic in Vicksburg. Floy was a Christian woman who loved to attend church, and when she Floy Onzell could no Murphy Young longer attend due to illnesses, would watch church services on TV every Sunday. She always put her family and friends first and was kind and gentle. She will be sadly missed by family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sammy Young; her parents, Claude

wednesday-thursday Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the 90s, lows in the 70s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy with a chance of showers, lows in the 70s wednesday-thursday Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the 90s, lows in the 70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 96º Low/past 24 hours............... 81º Average temperature......... 89º Normal this date................... 81º Record low..............57º in 1989 Record high......... 100º in 1943 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month................ 0.0 inches Total/year.............. 22.33 inches Normal/month......0.89 inches Normal/year........ 34.33 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active............................ 2:47 A.M. Most active................. 9:01 P.M. Active............................. 3:14 P.M. Most active.................. 9:28 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:54 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:53 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:23

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 23.3 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 14.7 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 10.7 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 13.3 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 3.6 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.2 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................70.3 River....................................70.2

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 26.9 Thursday................................ 26.3 Friday....................................... 25.8 Memphis Wednesday........................... 13.2 Thursday................................ 12.8 Friday....................................... 12.4 Greenville Wednesday........................... 29.6 Thursday................................ 29.8 Friday....................................... 29.8 Vicksburg Wednesday........................... 23.4 Thursday................................ 23.5 Friday....................................... 23.6


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County Continued from Page A1. the mix is a $9,155 hole if the board OKs the 8 percent/3 percent package for deputies and jail staffers. Spending runs $76,174 in the red on the plan with the third ADA and a 7 percent raise for deputies. This year, the board passed a budget that balanced $14.8 million in spending with no deficit at all — with no raises in the sheriff’s and road

departments, both of which have gone without cost-of-living raises for three years. Building cash reserves to avoid a fourth consecutive midyear loan would cover any shortfalls. About $2.185 million is expected in the reserves this year, a mark below the $3.5 million supervisors say is needed to avoid borrowing money. Raising

pay in one department over another remains a contentious topic for the board. “It’s got to be across the board for everybody, as far as I’m concerned,� District 4 Supervisor Bill Lauderdale said. “If we can afford one, we can afford them all.� The sheriff’s salary is $78,000 and is set by state law, based on population. The

road department’s managerial post pays $72,000 and is set by the county. Starting salary for a deputy sheriff in Warren County is $27,842, according to budget requests. Laborers on the road crew make about $17,000 annually and foremen about $34,000 to $41,000. Requests for supplies in the sheriff’s department are

fewer this year, all in the effort to preserve chances for a raise. 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 ADA was funded by a federal anti-crime grant

and was attributed to slightly less jail overcrowding this year. Another round of the same grant was denied this year, prompting the push to continue the position with county money. Such a position warrants at least five years experience and commands a salary-and-benefits package of about $102,000, according to budget requests.

glary and disorderly conduct. Mitchell Dent, deputy chief and a former police chief, said he believes community involvement is making a difference in the city. “There are a lot of organizations that have recognized the need to provide positive outlets for the youth,� he said. “Most of these youth crimes are spontaneous. Activities provided during that time frame are pulling

kids away from committing crimes.� Warren County Youth Court Judge Johnny Price, who has worked with juveniles since 2002, agrees. “We’ve got little leagues all over this town,� Price said. “We’ve got a swimming pool, we’ve got a library. You are going to have in society, and have always had in society, a small percentage that are not going to make it. There’s no

cure for it. All you can do is keep that statistic as low as you can.� Pace, who has been sheriff for 15 years, said more programs are needed. “Any time you can have supervised activity, you’re reducing the possibility of idle time,� he said. “The big picture is that the answer does not rely on law enforcement and the courts, it takes the community.�

Youth activities this summer included: • Central Mississippi Prevention Service’s second annual six-week camp, which saw more than 130 participants. • Vicksburg Police Department’s eighth annual Street Ball program, which serves up to 450 youths ages 7 to 18 each year. • The Child and Parent Center’s first summer camp

that drew 30 youths ages 14 to 17. The CAP Center also offers mentoring programs and parenting classes. “We know there are a lot of good kids out there,� said CAP Center director Erma Driver. “We just need to intervene. The youth court system is working as best as they can. We do save some of them.�

day,� she said. “We had lots of parents come by today.� She said teachers and administrators were able to load the 200 out of 327 students onto the buses in about 12 minutes. “In dismissal, we wanted to assure parents that their little ones were going to be delivered safely,� Dana Road Elementary principal Dr. Ethel Lassiter said. “We had to spend some time to verify addresses and make sure everyone was on the right bus.� After-school traffic remained congested about 30 minutes after dismissal, Lassiter said. “The buses were caught up in the car ride traffic,� she said. “In the first week, we have a lot of car riders. After the first week, it tapers off.�

About 340 of Dana Road’s 645 students ride the bus, Lassiter said. While most schools had a typical day, Grove Street School coped with tragedy Monday, acting principal Charles Bubba Hanks said.

Third-grade teacher Quincy Jones died Sunday at his home. “With the tragedy of Mr. Jones, it was a tough day,� said Hanks. “It was a solemn day. We shed a few tears. The teachers came together and

we did what Mr. Jones would have wanted — to be with the kids.� Jones taught eighth grade at Grove Street last year. There were 41 students at Grove Street Monday, said Hanks, who retired last year

from Redwood Elementary as principal. He returned parttime to lead Grove Street until September when new principal Lee Dixon arrives.

Teens Continued from Page A1. five arrests for one burglary,� he explained, “but you have just one victim.� That was the case July 12, he said, when three 12-yearolds were arrested for breaking into an apartment in the complex where they lived and stealing electronics and a purse. Top offenses in the city were malicious mischief and first-offense shoplifting. In the county, on top were bur-

School Continued from Page A1. “It was a good first day,� Headmaster Doug Branning said. “We were able to put everybody where they needed to go.� Branning said 220 students enrolled the first day. Vicksburg Catholic School students are to return to the classroom Wednesday. Traffic at all 15 public schools was congested, as it usually is each year for the first few days, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. “All of the schools experienced large volumes of cars,� he said. “As the week progresses, a lot of students will be riding the bus.� Bovina Elementary principal Miki Ginn said her school’s first day was “typical.� “It was a great, typical first













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USM hoping chemistry translates into success By Steve Wilson

Big bird Former Ole Miss star Peria Jerry is key to Falcons’ plans/B3


Red Carpet Bowl VHS vs. Brandon Warren Central vs. Pearl Aug. 19, 6 p.m., at WC

HATTIESBURG — After a season marred by tragedy, Southern Miss is feeling confident as a new culture is taking hold in the locker room. Head coach Larry Fedora noticed it during the spring, summer conditioning and in the start of fall camp. “The excitement for me with this team is that they’re excited about themselves,”

USM coach Larry Fedora said. “The chemistry they developed over the summer is pretty amazing. There is Larry just a unique Fedora chemistry about this team. There’s a bond — a closeness. There is something special about this group, so I’m excited about that.”

Quarterback Austin Davis, who is just 300 yards away from taking the Southern Miss passing yards record, echoed the sentiment. “I’ve had as good a feeling going into this season as I’ve ever had,” Davis said. “We have a lot of experience. During our first days of practice, we’ve been able to run more, I guess you’d say, more advanced plays, into the offense earlier because we’ve got so many guys who have experience in this system. It’s

a huge benefit.” There are other reasons why the Golden Eagles are quietly confident. New defensive coordinator Dan Disch and strength and conditioning coach Paul Jackson have added their vocal leadership to the mix. Jackson’s work in the weight room has drawn raves from the Southern Miss players and the results were apparent at the team’s media day on Saturday. The physical changes, especially

battle brewing in oxford

Porters Chapel hosts Union Christian Aug. 19, 7 p.m. St. Aloysius hosts Madison-St. Joe Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m.

disrespect because he wants you to be the best player you can be and the best person off the field.” At 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, Mackey is much like Brunetti. Both can throw the ball, but one of their best assets is speed. Nutt has a history of using mobile quarterbacks during his 14-year Southeastern Conference coaching career, See Ole Miss, Page B3.

See MSU, Page B3.

Who’s hot DAN UGGLA

Atlanta Braves second baseman extended his hitting streak to 29 games in Monday’s 8-5 win over the Florida Marlins. Story/B3

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Joe Paterno was hospitalized and undergoing tests on his right arm and hip after a player ran into the 84-year-old coach during practice. Paterno was admitted Sunday evening to Mount Nittany Medical Center after he walked away from the collision with a receiver, the school said. Receiver Devon Smith was running a drill on the offensive side of the field when he blindsided the coach, who was watching the defense. Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli, Penn State director of athletic medicine, said it doesn’t appear surgery will be required. The school said Paterno could be released today. Paterno walked away from the collision and stayed on his feet for the rest of the practice period before being encouraged to get checked out by a doctor. Paterno conducted Monday morning’s coaches meeting by phone from the hospital, a Penn State spokesman said.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 7-8-7 La. Pick 4: 2-4-9-4 Weekly results: B2

Mullen is happy with Dogs’ depth STARKVILLE — As Dan Mullen spoke at a news conference on Monday, a common theme tied a lot of his answers together. Whenever the Mississippi State coach talked about the various position battles going on in practice, he rattled off a list of names. From quarterback to running back, linebacker to cornerback, nearly every spot had two or three guys capable of taking it. Heading into his third season in Starkville, it was a sign of the progress the Bulldogs have made and brought a smile to Mullen’s face. “I think it certainly Dan helps,” Mullen Mullen said at MSU’s preseason media day. “One, depth increases competition at practice. When guys start clawing and scratching just to get a rep at practice you’re going to see drastic improvement. So that’s great for our development within the program. But also when you’re looking at having to play a SEC schedule you’d better have some guys that are ready to jump in the fire and go play. That’s certainly going to help us at several different positions.” At some positions, the Bulldogs need to build depth in a hurry. They lost three starting linebackers to graduation and the NFL draft, and are rotating seven players in to fill the gaps. At other spots, there’s an abundance of talent. Quarterback Chris Relf solidified himself as the starter by throwing for 1,789 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2010. He was also the team’s second-leading rusher with 713 yards and five TDs. Mullen said Monday, however, that Relf will still sit out the occasional series to give sophomore Tyler Russell and redshirt freshman Dylan Favre some playing time. “To me, knowing if we’re going to play with two quarterbacks, Chris and Tyler are going to play,” Mullen said. Mullen added that he was happy with what he’s seen from all three quarterbacks so far. “I’m happy with the fact that they know what is going on out there on the field. That they’re not looking at you with kind of lost eyes and saying what’s happen-

6 p.m. ESPN2 - As summer winds down, the Little League World Series fast approaches. The road to Williamsport begins tonight with a Southwest Regional semifinal.

Paterno walloped, taken to hospital

See USM, Page B3.

By Ernest Bowker



in the chiseled physiques of Davis, who gained 10 pounds of muscle in the offseason, and former linebacker Jamie Collins, who bulked up in order to play the hybrid bandit position in the new defense, were stunning. “I think there has been a big culture change with Coach Paul Jackson, our strength and conditioning coach, because that’s where it all starts, in the weight

bruce newman•The associated press

Ole Miss quarterback Zack Stoudt throws the ball during practice on Sunday in Oxford. Stoudt, along with Barry Brunetti (11) and Randall Mackey (1), below, is part of a

three-way quarterback battle as the Rebels go through preseason workouts. The team opens the season against BYU on Sept. 3.

Rebs dealing with quarterback triangle By David Brandt The Associated Press OXFORD — Ole Miss offensive coordinator David Lee hopes that sometime over the next three weeks his choice for starting quarterback will be obvious. The three guys competing for the job are making it very difficult. “They all do good things,” Lee said. “It’s tough to brush a guy aside because they’re all making good reads and they’ll all have moments when they struggle. There’s going to be a lot of practice tape studied in the next few weeks.” Sophomore Barry Brunetti and juniors Randall Mackey and Zack Stoudt are locked in a three-man quarterback race that could take most of August to decide. Coach Houston Nutt and Lee have said that Brunetti has a slight advantage. The 6-foot, 213-pound Brunetti transferred to Ole Miss from West Virginia during the offseason and was cleared to play immediately by the NCAA because of a family hardship. His hometown is Memphis, about an hour away from the Rebels’ campus. Lee likes Brunetti’s accuracy, fundamentals and the way he leads the two-minute offense. But the most important evaluation won’t come until the Rebels play

BYU in the season opener on Sept. 3. Lee came to Ole Miss after three seasons as quarterbacks coach with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. The NFL has four preseason games for each team — something Lee wishes he had at the college level for evaluation. “Who’s under control?” Lee said. “Who’s ready to handle this pressure and hit the passes? Who can do it all without having disasters

happen? That’s who I want to be our quarterback.” Brunetti came to the Rebels in the spring, giving him time to digest the playbook and develop a rapport with receivers. Now that he’s been on campus for six months, he’s much more comfortable, but said Lee keep pressing for improvement. “Coming from the NFL, he wants perfection,” Brunetti said. “You can’t take it as


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Playoffs, Southwest Regional Semifinal MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. MLB - Detroit at Cleveland or L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees WNBA 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Seattle at New York


from staff & AP reports

NFL Ravens sign Ricky Williams OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens have signed veteran running back Ricky Williams to replace Willis McGahee, who they let go before training camp. Williams agreed to a two-year deal, the team announced on Monday. The former Heisman Trophy winner led the NFL in rushing in 2002, before a string of failed drug tests for marijuana sidetracked his career. He has rushed for 9,569 yards and 68 touchdowns in his career. Last season with Miami, the 34-year-old Williams had 673 yards and two TDs while splitting time in the backfield with Ronnie Brown.

Soccer Real Madrid signs 7-year-old prodigy MADRID — Real Madrid has signed a 7-year-old soccer prodigy from Argentina. Leonel Angel Coira signed with the Spanish club and will begin training Sept. 6, Madrid spokesman Juan Tapiador told The Associated Press on Monday. Coira’s family moved to Madrid three years ago after his father, Miguel, was offered a job in the Spanish capital. Miguel Coira coaches a local youth club where Leonel played and first caught the eye of a Madrid scout. The 7-year-old was then invited to a trial with Madrid and signed a one-year contract with the club’s youngest team, the “Benjamin” squad, made up of mostly under-9 players. Madrid reportedly made the push to sign Coira because rival Atletico Madrid was also pursuing him.

College basketball Derenbecker leaving LSU after one season BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU forward Matt Derenbecker, who started 16 games as a freshman last season, is withdrawing from school for reasons related to his performance in the classroom. His father, John Derenbecker, said his son is academically eligible to continue playing for the Tigers, but has struggled to meet “personal standards” as it relates to his course work. Matt Derenbecker received his release from LSU on Monday and now intends to transfer to another school as soon as possible, his father said, but will take a year off from playing before resuming his college basketball career. The 6-foot-7 Matt Derenbecker averaged 6.5 points in 32 games in his freshman season at LSU, with a season-high 19 points against Ole Miss.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aug. 9 1936 — Jesse Owens becomes the first American to win four Olympic gold medals as the United States sets a world record in the 4x100 relay at the Berlin Games. The record time of 39.8 seconds lasts for 20 years. 1984 — Britain’s Daley Thompson wins his second Olympic decathlon with a record 8,797 points and Valerie Brisco-Hooks sets her second Olympic record with a 21.81 time in the 200-meter run. 2001 — Mike Hampton ties the NL record for pitchers with his seventh homer as the Rockies beat the Cubs 14-5. Hampton’s seventh homer matches the NL mark shared by Don Drysdale (1958, 1965) and Don Newcombe (1955). 2007 — Alexis Thompson becomes the youngest quarterfinalist in the 107-year history of the U.S. Women’s Amateur, beating fellow 12-year-old Pearl Jin 5 and 4 in the second round and Lizette Salas 5 and 4 in the third.

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scoreboard mlb American League East Division

W Boston...........................71 New York.......................69 Tampa Bay....................60 Toronto..........................58 Baltimore.......................44

L 43 44 54 56 68

Central Division

W Detroit............................61 Cleveland.......................56 Chicago.........................56 Minnesota......................51 Kansas City...................49

L 53 56 58 64 66

Pct .623 .611 .526 .509 .393

GB — 1 1/2 11 13 26

Pct GB .535 — .500 4 .491 5 .443 10 1/2 .426 12 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................65 51 .560 — Los Angeles..................63 52 .548 1 1/2 Oakland.........................51 63 .447 13 Seattle...........................49 65 .430 15 Monday’s Games Chicago White Sox 7, Baltimore 6 Boston 8, Minnesota 6 Tampa Bay 2, Kansas City 1 Texas 9, Seattle 2 Today’s Games Chicago White Sox (Floyd 9-10) at Baltimore (Jo-. Reyes 5-8), 6:05 p.m. Detroit (Fister 4-12) at Cleveland (Masterson 9-7), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 12-6) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 8-9), 6:05 p.m. Oakland (Harden 2-2) at Toronto (Cecil 4-4), 6:07 p.m. Kansas City (Francis 4-11) at Tampa Bay (Shields 10-9), 6:10 p.m. Seattle (Pineda 9-7) at Texas (Ogando 11-5), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Bedard 4-7) at Minnesota (Liriano 7-9), 7:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Oakland at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Seattle at Texas, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m.

——— National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................75 Atlanta...........................67 New York.......................57 Washington....................55 Florida............................55

L 40 49 57 59 60

Central Division

W Milwaukee......................65 St. Louis........................62 Pittsburgh......................55 Cincinnati.......................55 Chicago.........................49 Houston.........................38

L 50 53 59 60 66 77

Pct GB .652 — .578 8 1/2 .500 17 1/2 .482 19 1/2 .478 20 Pct .565 .539 .482 .478 .426 .330

GB — 3 9 1/2 10 16 27

West Division

W L Pct GB San Francisco...............63 53 .543 — Arizona..........................62 53 .539 1/2 Colorado........................54 62 .466 9 Los Angeles..................52 62 .456 10 San Diego.....................51 65 .440 12 Monday’s Games Atlanta 8, Florida 5 Colorado 10, Cincinnati 7 N.Y. Mets 9, San Diego 8 Washington at Chicago, ppd., rain Houston 9, Arizona 1 Philadelphia 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Pittsburgh 5, San Francisco 0 Today’s Games Atlanta (Beachy 5-2) at Florida (Hensley 1-4), 6:10 p.m. Colorado (Rogers 5-1) at Cincinnati (Willis 0-1), 6:10 p.m. San Diego (LeBlanc 0-2) at N.Y. Mets (Capuano 9-10), 6:10 p.m. Washington (Wang 0-2) at Chicago Cubs (Garza 5-8), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 10-3) at St. Louis (E.Jackson 1-1), 7:15 p.m. Houston (Lyles 1-6) at Arizona (Marquis 8-6), 8:40 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 11-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 7-11), 9:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 7-5) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 6-11), 9:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 2:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Francisco, 2:45 p.m. Atlanta at Florida, 6:10 p.m. Colorado at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. San Diego at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. Washington at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 8:40 p.m.


Atlanta Florida ab r h bi ab r h bi Bourn cf 5 2 2 1 Bonifac ss 5 1 2 0 Prado lf 4 1 1 1 Amezg 2b 4 0 1 0 Fremn 1b 4 0 2 2 Dobbs 3b 4 1 2 1 Hinske 1b 0 0 0 0 Stanton rf 2 0 1 1 Uggla 2b 3 1 1 1 GSnchz 1b 4 0 0 1 C.Jones 3b 5 1 2 0 Camrn cf 3 1 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 5 1 1 3 Petersn lf 4 0 0 0 D.Ross c 3 1 0 0 J.Buck c 4 1 1 2 Constnz rf 4 1 2 0 Hand p 2 1 1 0 D.Lowe p 1 0 0 0 Sanchs p 0 0 0 0 Conrad ph 1 0 0 0 Helms ph 1 0 0 0 CMrtnz p 0 0 0 0 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 Proctor p 0 0 0 0 Hayes ph 0 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 Totals 35 8 11 8 Totals 33 5 8 5 Atlanta......................................040 031 000 — 8 Florida.......................................002 000 012 — 5 E—J.Buck (5). DP—Atlanta 1. LOB—Atlanta 7, Florida 6. 2B—Prado (19), Stanton (20). HR—Ale. Gonzalez (10), Dobbs (5), J.Buck (12). SB—Bourn (42). CS—Bonifacio (7). S—D.Lowe 2. SF— Uggla. IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta D.Lowe W,7-10 6 6 2 2 3 3 C.Martinez 2 1 1 1 0 2 Proctor 1-3 1 2 2 2 1 Kimbrel S,35-40 2-3 0 0 0 0 2 Florida Hand L,1-4 5 9 7 7 3 3 Sanches 2 2 1 0 1 3 Cishek 2 0 0 0 0 2 WP—Kimbrel. Umpires—Home, Hunter Wendelstedt; First, Brian Knight; Second, Jerry Layne; Third, Bob Davidson.

——— Major League leaders American League

G AB R H Pct. AdGonzalez Bos............ 112 460 78 161 .350 Kotchman TB.................. 99 340 33 116 .341 MiYoung Tex.................. 114 458 57 153 .334 VMartinez Det................. 98 362 50 117 .323 Ellsbury Bos................... 113 467 84 149 .319 MiCabrera Det................ 114 403 76 128 .318 Bautista Tor.................... 103 362 81 114 .315 JhPeralta Det................. 103 370 47 116 .314 Pedroia Bos.................... 111 447 75 139 .311 Konerko CWS................ 108 389 51 119 .306 Home Runs Bautista, Toronto, 33; Teixeira, New York, 32; Granderson, New York, 28; Konerko, Chicago, 26; MarReynolds, Baltimore, 26; NCruz, Texas, 25. RBI AdGonzalez, Boston, 92; Granderson, New York, 86; Teixeira, New York, 86; Konerko, Chicago, 79; Bautista, Toronto, 76; Beltre, Texas, 76; Youkilis, Boston, 76; MiYoung, Texas, 76.

Runs Granderson, New York, 100; Ellsbury, Boston, 84; Bautista, Toronto, 81; AdGonzalez, Boston, 78; MiCabrera, Detroit, 76; Kinsler, Texas, 76. Hits AdGonzalez, Boston, 161; MiYoung, Texas, 153; Ellsbury, Boston, 149; MeCabrera, Kansas City, 144; Pedroia, Boston, 139; AGordon, Kansas City, 137; Markakis, Baltimore, 130. Doubles AGordon, Kansas City, 35; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 35; AdGonzalez, Boston, 34; MiYoung, Texas, 33; Francoeur, Kansas City, 32; Ellsbury, Boston, 31; MeCabrera, Kansas City, 30; MiCabrera, Detroit, 30; DOrtiz, Boston, 30; Youkilis, Boston, 30. Triples Granderson, New York, 9; AJackson, Detroit, 8; Bourjos, Los Angeles, 7; RDavis, Toronto, 6; Gardner, New York, 6; JWeeks, Oakland, 6; 8 tied at 5. Stolen bases Crisp, Oakland, 37; Gardner, New York, 35; RDavis, Toronto, 34; Andrus, Texas, 31; Ellsbury, Boston, 31; ISuzuki, Seattle, 29. Wins Verlander, Detroit, 16-5; Sabathia, New York, 16-6; Weaver, Los Angeles, 14-5; Haren, Los Angeles, 12-6; Tomlin, Cleveland, 11-5; Lester, Boston, 11-5; Ogando, Texas, 11-5; Porcello, Detroit, 11-6. Strikeouts Verlander, Detroit, 186; FHernandez, Seattle, 174; Sabathia, New York, 168; Shields, Tampa Bay, 159; Price, Tampa Bay, 154; Weaver, Los Angeles, 150; CWilson, Texas, 146. Saves Valverde, Detroit, 32; MaRivera, New York, 29; League, Seattle, 26; Papelbon, Boston, 25; Walden, Los Angeles, 25; CPerez, Cleveland, 23.

National League

G AB R H Pct. JosReyes NYM............... 98 428 80 144 .336 Braun Mil........................ 104 387 75 126 .326 Morse Was..................... 103 361 50 117 .324 Votto Cin........................ 114 423 72 136 .322 DanMurphy NYM............ 109 391 49 125 .320 Holliday StL..................... 89 315 63 100 .317 Kemp LAD...................... 114 416 68 132 .317 SCastro ChC.................. 112 478 66 150 .314 Pence Phi....................... 110 440 54 138 .314 Victorino Phi.................... 88 342 70 106 .310 Home Runs Berkman, St. Louis, 28; Pujols, St. Louis, 27; Fielder, Milwaukee, 26; Kemp, Los Angeles, 26; Stanton, Florida, 25; Howard, Philadelphia, 24. RBI Howard, Philadelphia, 89; Fielder, Milwaukee, 85; Kemp, Los Angeles, 84; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 78; Berkman, St. Louis, 75; Braun, Milwaukee, 74. Runs JosReyes, New York, 80; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 78; Pujols, St. Louis, 76; Braun, Milwaukee, 75; Votto, Cincinnati, 72; Fielder, Milwaukee, 71; Rollins, Philadelphia, 71; JUpton, Arizona, 71. Hits SCastro, Chicago, 150; JosReyes, New York, 144; Bourn, Atlanta, 140; Pence, Philadelphia, 138; Votto, Cincinnati, 136; Kemp, Los Angeles, 132. Doubles Beltran, San Francisco, 31; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 31; JUpton, Arizona, 31; Pence, Philadelphia, 29; Braun, Milwaukee, 28; SCastro, Chicago, 28; Ethier, Los Angeles, 28; Freeman, Atlanta, 28. Triples JosReyes, New York, 16; Victorino, Philadelphia, 12; Fowler, Colorado, 11; SCastro, Chicago, 8; Bourn, Atlanta, 7; SSmith, Colorado, 7; Infante, Florida, 6; Maybin, San Diego, 6. Stolen bases Bourn, Atlanta, 42; JosReyes, New York, 34; Kemp, Los Angeles, 29; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 28; Maybin, San Diego, 27; Rollins, Philadelphia, 26. Wins Halladay, Philadelphia, 15-4; IKennedy, Arizona, 14-3; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 13-5; Hamels, Philadelphia, 13-6; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 13-7; Jurrjens, Atlanta, 12-4; Correia, Pittsburgh, 12-10. Strikeouts Kershaw, Los Angeles, 184; ClLee, Philadelphia, 167; Lincecum, San Francisco, 165; Halladay, Philadelphia, 163; Hamels, Philadelphia, 150; AniSanchez, Florida, 150; Hanson, Atlanta, 142. Saves Kimbrel, Atlanta, 35; BrWilson, San Francisco, 34; Axford, Milwaukee, 32; HBell, San Diego, 31; LNunez, Florida, 31; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 30; Street, Colorado, 29; Storen, Washington, 29.

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Chattanooga (Dodgers).26 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......23 Huntsville (Brewers)......19 Carolina (Reds).............19 Jackson (Mariners)........19

L 17 20 23 24 25

Pct. .605 .535 .452 .442 .432

GB — 3 6 1/2 7 7 1/2

South Division

Week 3

Sept. 2 Vicksburg at Richwood (La.), 7 p.m. PCA at Bens Ford, 7 p.m. St. Aloysius at Hinds AHS, 7:30 p.m. Warren Central at Hattiesburg, 7:30 p.m.

Week 4

Sept. 9 PCA at Newton Academy, 7 p.m. Tylertown at Vicksburg, 7:30 p.m. Warren Central at Natchez, 7:30 p.m. Salem at St. Aloysius, 7:30 p.m.

Week 5

Sept. 16 Park Place at PCA, 7 p.m. Dexter at St. Aloysius, 7:30 p.m. Lawrence County at Vicksburg, 7:30 p.m. Open date: Warren Central

Week 6

Sept. 23 Benton Academy at PCA, 7 p.m. Vicksburg at Jim Hill, 7:30 p.m. University Christian at St. Aloysius, 7:30 p.m. Warren Central at Northwest Rankin, 7:30 p.m.

Week 7

Sept. 30 PCA at Tri-County, 7 p.m. St. Aloysius at Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. Northwest Rankin at Vicksburg, 7:30 p.m. Greenville-Weston at Warren Central, 7:30 p.m.

Week 8

Oct. 7 PCA at Sylva Bay, 7 p.m. Warren Central at Madison Central, 7 p.m. Vicksburg at Greenville-Weston, 7 p.m. Oct. 8 St. Aloysius at Resurrection, 7 p.m.

Week 9

Oct. 14 Heidelberg at PCA, 7 p.m. Stringer at St. Aloysius, 7 p.m. Madison Central at Vicksburg, 7 p.m. Murrah at Warren Central, 7 p.m.

Week 10

Oct. 21 Manchester at PCA, 7 p.m. Warren Central at Clinton, 7 p.m. Vicksburg at Murrah, 7 p.m. Open date: St. Aloysius

Week 11

Oct. 28 PCA at Prentiss, 7 p.m. Bogue Chitto at St. Aloysius, 7 p.m. Vicksburg at Warren Central, 7 p.m.

Week 12

Nov. 4 St. Aloysius at Mt. Olive, 7 p.m. Clinton at Vicksburg, 7 p.m. Jim Hill at Warren Central, 7 p.m.

college football 2011 Mississippi weekly college schedule Week 1

Aug. 27 Texas College at Belhaven, 6 p.m. Sept. 1 Delta St. at Northwestern St., 6 p.m. Mississippi St. at Memphis, 7 p.m. Sept. 3 Concordia, Ala. at Jackson St., 1:30 p.m. BYU at Ole Miss, 3:45 p.m. Alabama St. at Miss. Valley St., 5 p.m. Alcorn St. vs. Grambling, at Shreveport, 6 p.m. Millsaps at Mississippi College, 7 p.m. Belhaven at Louisiana College, 7 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss, 9 p.m. ———

Week 2

Sept. 10 Mississippi St. at Auburn, 11:21 a.m. LaGrange at Millsaps, 1 p.m. Murray St. at Miss. Valley St., 4 p.m. Jackson St. at Tennessee St., 6 p.m. Alcorn St. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 6 p.m. Delta St. at Fort Valley St., 6 p.m. Mississippi College at Belhaven, 6 p.m. Southern Illinois at Ole Miss, TBA Southern Miss at Marshall, TBA ———

Week 3

Sept. 15 LSU at Mississippi St., 7 p.m. Sept. 17 Ole Miss at Vanderbilt, 11:21 a.m. Belhaven at Lindsey Wilson, 12:30 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Alcorn St., 4 p.m. Millsaps at Louisiana College, 5 p.m. SE Louisiana at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Hardin-Simmons at Mississippi College, 6 p.m. Delta St. at Arkansas Tech, 6 p.m. Jackson St. at Southern, TBA ———

Week 4

W L Pct. GB Mobile (D’backs)...........29 13 .690 — Montgomery (Rays).......22 21 .512 7 1/2 Jacksonville (Marlins)....21 23 .477 9 Mississippi (Braves)...21 23 .477 9 x-Birm. (White Sox).......17 27 .386 13 x-clinched first half ——— Monday’s Games Chattanooga 7, Jacksonville 4, 10 innings Tennessee at Huntsville, ppd., rain Jackson 6, Birmingham 4 Mississippi 7, Carolina 3 Mobile at Montgomery, ppd., rain Today’s Games Chattanooga at Jacksonville, 12:05 p.m. Tennessee at Huntsville, 4:43 p.m., 1st game Mobile at Montgomery, 5:30 p.m., 1st game Carolina at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Mobile at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Jackson at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Tennessee at Huntsville, 7:15 p.m., 2nd game Wednesday’s Games Jacksonville at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. Birmingham at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Mississippi at Mobile, 7:05 p.m.

Sept. 24 Alcorn St. at Texas Southern, 1 p.m. Trinity at Millsaps, 1 p.m. Delta St. at Henderson St., 3 p.m. Alabama St. at Jackson St., 4 p.m. Mississippi College at Louisiana College, 6 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Prairie View, 7 p.m. Georgia at Ole Miss, TBA Louisiana Tech at Mississippi St., TBA Southern Miss at Virginia, TBA Open date: Belhaven ———

prep football

Oct. 6 Ark.-Monticello at Delta St., 7 p.m. Oct. 8 Miss. Valley St. at Alabama A&M, 1 p.m. Millsaps at Austin College, 1 p.m. Faulkner at Belhaven, 1:30 p.m. Southern Miss at Navy, 2:30 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Jackson St., 4 p.m. Mary Hardin-Baylor at Mississippi College, 6 p.m. Mississippi St. at UAB, TBA Open date: Ole Miss, Alcorn St. ———

2011 Warren County weekly schedule Week 1

Aug. 19 x-Vicksburg vs. Brandon, 6 p.m. Union Christian at Porters Chapel, 7 p.m. Madison-St. Joe at St. Aloysius, 7:30 p.m. x-Warren Central vs. Pearl, 8:30 p.m. x-Red Carpet Bowl, at Warren Central

Week 2

Aug. 26 Deer Creek at PCA, 7 p.m. Callaway at Warren Central, 7:30 p.m. St. Aloysius at Greenville-St. Joe, 7:30 p.m. Open date: Vicksburg

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Week 5

Oct. 1 Millsaps at Sewanee, 1 p.m. Southern at Miss. Valley St., 2 p.m. Texas Southern at Jackson St., 4 p.m. Ouachita Baptist at Delta St., 6 p.m. Belhaven at Bethel, 6:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Alabama St., 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Fresno St., 8:15 p.m. Mississippi St. at Georgia, TBA Rice at Southern Miss, TBA Open date: Mississippi College ———

Week 6

Week 7

Oct. 15 Belhaven at Shorter, 12:30 p.m. Rhodes at Millsaps, 1 p.m. Jackson St. at Miss. Valley St., 2 p.m. Mississippi College at East Texas Baptist, 3 p.m.

Delta St. at North Alabama, 7 p.m. Alabama at Ole Miss, TBA South Carolina at Mississippi St., TBA Open date: Southern Miss, Alcorn St. ———

Week 8

Oct. 22 Union, Ky. at Belhaven, 1:30 p.m. Concordia, Ala. at Alcorn St., 2 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Grambling, 2 p.m. Valdosta St. at Delta St., 3 p.m. Howard Payne at Mississippi College, 3 p.m. SMU at Southern Miss, 7 p.m. Arkansas at Ole Miss, TBA Open date: Mississippi St., Jackson St., Millsaps ———

Week 9

Oct. 29 Belhaven at Univ. of Cumberlands, 12:30 p.m. Centre College at Millsaps, 1 p.m. Mississippi College at Sul Ross St., 1 p.m. Texas Southern at Miss. Valley St., 2 p.m. Jackson St. vs. Prairie View, at Shreveport, 4 p.m. Alcorn St. at Southern, 6 p.m. Southern Miss at UTEP, 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Auburn, TBA Mississippi St. at Kentucky, TBA Open date: Delta St. ———

Week 10

Nov. 3 Miss. Valley St. at South Alabama, TBA Nov. 5 Southern Miss at East Carolina, 11 a.m. Texas Lutheran at Mississippi College, 1 p.m. Cumberland Univ. at Belhaven, 1:30 p.m. Grambling at Jackson St., 2 p.m. Alabama A&M at Alcorn St., 2 p.m. West Alabama at Delta St., 4 p.m. Ole Miss at Kentucky, TBA Tennessee-Martin at Mississippi St., TBA Millsaps at Tarleton St., TBA ———

Week 11

Nov. 12 Jackson St. at Alabama A&M, 1 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Miss. Valley St., 1 p.m. Mississippi College at McMurry, 1 p.m. Millsaps at Birmingham Southern, 1 p.m. Georgetown College at Belhaven, 1:30 p.m. Prairie View at Alcorn St., 2 p.m. Delta St. at West Georgia, 2 p.m. Central Florida at Southern Miss, 7 p.m. Louisiana Tech at Ole Miss, TBA Alabama at Mississippi St., TBA ———

Week 12

Nov. 17 Southern Miss at UAB, 7 p.m. Nov. 19 Alcorn St. at Jackson St., 1 p.m. LSU at Ole Miss, TBA Mississippi St. at Arkansas, TBA ———

Week 13

Nov. 26 Ole Miss at Mississippi St., TBA Memphis at Southern Miss, TBA

nascar 2011 Sprint Cup Schedule July 2 — Coke Zero 400 (David Ragan) July 9 — Quaker State 400 (Kyle Busch) July 17 — Lenox Tools 301 (Ryan Newman) July 31 — Brickyard 400 (Paul Menard) Aug. 7 — Good Sam RV Insurance 500 (Brad Keselowski) Aug. 14 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 21 — Pure Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 27 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 4 — AdvoCare 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 10 — Wonderful Pistachios 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 18 — GEICO 400, Joliet, Ill. Sep. 25 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Oct. 2 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 9 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 15 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 23 — Talladega 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 30 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 6 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 13 — Kobalt Tools 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 20 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla.

Sprint Cup standings 1. Carl Edwards.................................................. 720 2. Jimmie Johnson.............................................. 711 3. Kyle Busch...................................................... 709 4. Kurt Busch...................................................... 706 5. Kevin Harvick.................................................. 700 6. Matt Kenseth................................................... 694 7. Jeff Gordon..................................................... 668 8. Ryan Newman................................................ 658 9. Tony Stewart................................................... 642 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr......................................... 641 11. Denny Hamlin............................................... 618 12. Clint Bowyer.................................................. 600

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-9-5 La. Pick 4: 2-5-4-6 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-8-7 La. Pick 4: 2-4-9-4 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-8-0 La. Pick 4: 2-9-5-7 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-2-9 La. Pick 4: 6-7-8-1 Easy 5: 3-6-20-23-29 La. Lotto: 5-12-15-19-20-23 Powerball: 13-19-21-28-49 Powerball: 11 ; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-8-7 La. Pick 4: 4-1-0-5 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-5-1 La. Pick 4: 8-6-1-3 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-8-4 La. Pick 4: 5-6-3-1 Easy 5: 11-18-23-34-37 La. Lotto: 1-15-17-27-34-35 Powerball: 25-30-54-57-59 Powerball: 6; Power play: 3

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Vicksburg Post



Uggla’s hitting streak extended to 29 games

ATLANTA’S big bird

MIAMI (AP) — Dan Uggla often wins praise for his hustle, and a short sprint helped him extend his hitting streak to 29 games Monday night. The slugging second baseman beat out a grounder to shortstop and subsequently scored on a three-run homer by Alex Gonzalez to help the Atlanta Braves beat the slumping Florida Marlins 8-5 on Monday night. “Every hit counts,” Uggla said. “You take the infield ones with the doubles in the gap. Hitting ain’t easy.” Uggla has the longest active hitting streak in the majors, and he’s tied with Rowland Office for the second-longest streak in franchise history behind Rico Carty’s 31 in a row in 1970. The streak comes after the two-time All-Star endured a miserable first three months of the season. Traded from Florida to Atlanta in November, Uggla was last in the majors in batting at .173 when the streak began, but he’s up to .220 now. The associated press “For what he went through Atlana Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry, a former Ole Miss star who was the team’s top draft pick in 2009, is hoping to in April and May, and keeping levelheaded, it’s nice for him finally make an impact this season after struggling his first two years in the NFL. to do what he signed up for,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “I give him all the credit in the world, because there would

Jerry wants to give Falcons more FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Peria Jerry won’t go so far as to say he’s the missing link to an improved interior pass rush in Atlanta this year. Yet, as a former No. 24 overall draft pick, Jerry believes he hasn’t come to close to maximizing his NFL potential. If the former Ole Miss star does so this season, the Falcons’ defense would likely solve its primary concern of training camp — improve its pass rush or suffer another disappointing finish. “I set my goals real high and I’m going to try and achieve them,” Jerry said Monday. “For the most part, I’m going to keep doing my job within the scheme, keep working and see what happens.” Atlanta finished 13-3 last season, won the NFC South and earned a No. 1 playoff seed, but the Green Bay Packers ended the Falcons’ season with an embarrassing 27-point loss in the divisional round. For the Falcons to get to the

Super Bowl, however, they must improve a pass rush that faltered in two of its last three home games. A 17-14 loss to New Orleans in Week 16 exposed weaknesses in Atlanta’s personnel and scheme as Saints quarterback Drew Brees overcame two interceptions, eight penalties and seven punts by getting sacked just once and throwing for 296 yards. Three weeks later, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers picked the Falcons apart, completing 31 of 36 passes for 366 yards and three touchdowns, no interceptions and shaking off a pair of sacks. His performance made up for the Packers’ narrow November loss in which his furious comeback attempt at the Georgia Dome was undermined by his goal-line fumble in the second quarter. This time, Rodgers was more precise, making Atlanta’s defense look nothing like the unit that ended the regular season ranked third in time of

possession, fourth in interceptions, fifth in points allowed and 10th against the run. The Falcons’ pass rush, just as it showed in the many times it whiffed on sacking Brees, couldn’t keep Rodgers from moving his feet and completing passes inside and outside the pocket. “We know we’re a better defense than what we showed, but you’ve got to go out there and prove it,” tackle Jonathan Babineaux said. “That day, we did just the opposite.” Since the start of training camp, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff has shored up one weakness in the pass rush by signing left end Ray Edwards to a five-year contract that includes $11 million in guarantees. Nose tackle Corey Peters, a third-round pick last year, beat out Jerry for a starting job, so Falcons line coach Ray Hamilton and coordinator Brian VanGorder decided to deploy Jerry primarily as a backup to Babineaux.

Coupled by his rehab and lack of experience, Jerry’s self-acknowledged difficulty in understanding opponent tendencies has held him back and kept him from unseating Babineaux, who has started 48 of his 49 games with 13.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, six passes defensed, one interception and a touchdown in three years. Jerry played in every game last year, but knows he isn’t paid first-round draft pick money to be a backup. Jerry, who has two career sacks and one pass defended in 17 regular-season games, wants more from himself, but likewise acknowledges that he must be patient after missing nearly four months of his rookie season while rehabbing from knee surgery. “It’s always technique,” Jerry said. “That’s the biggest thing. You can do all those other things, but I just try to work on my step and hand placement and keep doing it so that it’s natural to me.”

mlb be a lot of guys moping around. He stayed the same guy.” After Uggla and Chipper Jones singled in the fifth, Dan Gonzalez hit Uggla his 10th home run off Brad Hand (1-4). Uggla added a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Atlanta’s Michael Bourn drove in a run with his 30th infield hit, most in the NL, and added his 42nd stolen base. Freddie Freeman, whose career-best 20-game hitting streak ended Sunday, had a two-run single. In Monday’s other National League games, it was Colorado 10, Cincinnati 7; the New York Mets 9, San Diego 8; Houston 9, Arizona 1; Philadelphia 5, the Los Angeles Dodgers 3; and Pittsburgh 5, San Francisco 0. The Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs were rained out at Wrigley Field. In the American League, it was the Chicago White Sox 7, Baltimore 6; Boston 8, Minnesota 6; Tampa Bay 2, Kansas City 1; and Texas 9, Seattle 2.

Pitcher Shafer carries M-Braves past Mudcats From staff reports One of the newest additions to the Mississippi Braves’ roster helped the team snap out of its recent funk. Pitcher Aaron Shafer went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and threw five solid innings to lead the M-Braves past the Carolina Mudcats, 7-3 on Monday night. Shafer, making his second start since being promoted to Double-A last week, allowed two earned runs and six hits on the mound. He struck out three and walked one to even his record at 1-1. Shafer’s one-out double in the third inning also ignited the game’s decisive rally. He scored the game’s first run on a two-out base hit by Willie Cabrera, and the M-Braves went on to score five more times in the inning to take a

6-0 lead. Jordan Kreke had three RBIs for the M-Braves, with two of them coming on a single in the third Aaron inning. RelievShafer ers Brett Butts, J.J. Hoover and Billy Bullock combined to allow one hit and two walks in four innings. The M-Braves won for the second straight night and won a series for the first time since taking three out of five from Jacksonville July 20-24. The M-Braves and Mudcats conclude their five-game series at Trustmark Park tonight at 7:05, then the M-Braves hit the road for another five-game set at Mobile starting on Wednesday night.

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Southern Miss players run drills during practice last week.

room,” cornerback Deron Wilson said. “We spend more time with our strength and conditioning coach than anyone else. He’s really changed the culture and attitude towards everything. When it’s time to work, he’s all about work. It’s all about business.” The new 4-2-5 defense installed by Disch over the spring has drawn raves from the opposite end of the field. Fedora described Davis as being a constant presence in the film room, but the senior

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especially with Matt Jones at Arkansas and Jeremiah Masoli at Ole Miss. “We’re just focusing, getting the offense down pat. The competition on the field is fierce, but the three quarterbacks have all been good about supporting each other,” Mackey said. Stoudt is a pro-style passer. At 6-foot-4 and 222 pounds, he has the typical size associated with a quarterback. He’s also got a terrific arm, but isn’t the type of quarterback who can extend plays with his running ability. Lee said that hasn’t been a deterrent. “Barry and Randall have 100 percent of the playbook and Zack has about 95 percent,” Lee said. “The only thing Zack doesn’t do is a

few run plays, because that’s not his strength. But he can do a lot of different things.” Stoudt said the coaching staff hasn’t given many clues as to who the starter will be. He says no news is good news since that means the starter hasn’t been decided. “We all bring something different,” Stoudt said. “We’re just trying to get the timing with the new guys on the offense.” Nutt said there isn’t a deadline for settling the quarterback race, though the goal is 10 days before the BYU game because that’s when actual game preparation will begin. “We can’t do it until we know that’s the right guy and it’ll take a couple scrimmages, maybe three,” Nutt said.

ing? They’re trying to take those next steps to graduate level quarterback play,” Mullen said. “Hopefully by the end of camp with Chris Relf we need to be on doctorate level here pretty soon. Tyler Russell and Dylan Favre still have some time.” Behind the quarterbacks, the Bulldogs also have a pair of talented running backs and a receiving corps that goes five deep. Vick Ballard rushed for 968 yards and a school-record 19 touchdowns in 2010, and LaDarius Perkins was effective as his backup with 566 yards. There are plans to use Perkins, who caught three touchdown passes last season, as more of a receiver out of the backfield. That could increase Ballard’s role

quarterback was thrown for a loop on some new wrinkles that the defense showed him in spring and the early part of fall camp. “I know for me, it’s been a little tougher,” Davis said. “They’ve thrown me some different looks and I don’t want to give away any company secrets, but I think they’re going to do a good job. The talent is there. They’ve worked extremely hard and I’m looking forward to it.”

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as the primary ballcarrier, a job he said he’s ready for. “I’m good with it. I just want to do my job the best way I can. I’m not a stranger to it because I did it before,” Ballard said. In all, the Bulldogs return 15 starters. On offense that includes Relf, Ballard and leading receiver Chad Bumphis. The combination of talent and skill has the Dogs anxious to get on the field and see how they stack up. “We’ve got a lot of experience, especially at the receiving corps. We only lost one receiver. They’re all coming back, me and Perk are coming back, so I think we’re going to be pretty good,” Ballard said.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

‘love it, you will’

tonight on tv n MOVIE “The Cave” — Deadly monsters hunt members of an exploration team, Cole Hauser, Morris Chestnut and Eddie Cibrian, within a vast network of caverns beneath the Carpathian Mountains./6 on SYFY n SPORTS WNBA — It’s a slow night on TV in the dog days of August as the Seattle Storm takes on the New York Liberty in an exciting WNBA matchup./7 on /ESPN2 Eddie Cibrian n PRIMETIME “Combat Hospital” — Bobby makes a decision that creates controversy between the doctors and nurses./9 on ABC

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 David Steinberg, comedian-director, 69; Sam Elliott, actor, 67; Melanie Griffith, actress, 54; Kurtis Blow, rapper, 52; Whitney Houston, singer, 48; Hoda Kotb, TV host, 47; Gillian Anderson, actress, 43; Eric Bana, actor, 43; Mack 10, rapper, 40; Texas Battle, actor, 35; Jessica Capshaw, actress, 35; Anna Kendrick, actress, 26.


VH1 explores hip-hop, cocaine in film VH1 is exploring the connection between hip-hop and cocaine. The network will air “Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation” next month. It explores the development of crack cocaine in the urban community and features rappers Snoop Dogg, Cyprus Hill’s B-Real and Wu-Tang Clan members RZA and Raekwon. The two-hour special will be shown Sept. 18 at 9 p.m.. It was executive produced by rapper-actor Ice-T. He also narrates the documentary. VH1 made the announcement today. “Planet Rock” is the latest documentary by VH1 Rock Doc, which recently earned an Emmy nomination for the special, “Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America.”

Chicago names street ‘Buddy Guy Way’ Chicago blues great Buddy Guy now has his own street. The city of Chicago has renamed the stretch of Wabash Street in front of his club, Legends, “Buddy Guy Way.” The blues guitarist says he “wanted to cry” when the honor was bestowed Sunday. Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti read a proclamation from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the crowd sang Buddy “Happy Birthday” as Guy received a copy of the Guy street sign. He celebrated his 75th birthday on July 30. Guy was born in Louisiana in 1936 and moved to Chicago in 1957. He started a career as a session musician, backing blues legends such as Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson and Little Walter before recording his own music. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

Yoda statue is mecca for ‘Star Wars’ fans SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Within sight of the Golden Gate Bridge lies another landmark cherished by a small but fervent group of travelers: a fullsize replica of Yoda, George Lucas’ master of the Force. Since the statue of the Jedi sage went up amid the Presidio’s landscaped lawns in 2005, Star Wars fans have made a pilgrimage to take pictures with their beloved character and take in Lucasfilm Ltd.’s sleek headquarters. Given the franchise’s huge impact not only on pop culture but on the tourism industry, the diminutive Yoda fountain is just one of dozens of location shoots and special sites visited by Star Wars acolytes. Others include Luke Skywalker’s desert home in Tunisia, Guatemalan pyramids and a Tuscan lakefront villa. For the Van Zweiten family of Oploo, Netherlands, a stop to see the pointy-eared master was a key part of their summer holiday in the United States. “The Dutch guidebook said ‘Love it, you will,’ and we

NASHVILLE (AP) — Not all pioneers know exactly where they’re going, and that was definitely the case for Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two. Cash, guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant — the last surviving member of the group who passed away Sunday morning at 83 in Jonesboro, Ark., after an aneurysm and stroke — changed the future of American music and popular culture with their distinct boom-chicka-boom beat. Grant fell ill after rehearsing for a concert to raise funds for the restoration of Cash’s boyhood home, said Cash’s daughter, Rosanne Cash. Grant always freely admitted the soon-to-be historic trio

Loretta Lynn has been sidelined by knee surgery. A statement says the country music icon will cancel dates through a Sept. 3 show at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. She is scheduled to undergo reconstructive knee surgery and needs time to recover. Lynn says in the statement she’s “sad” to cancel the shows, “but they tell me I’ve just got to stay off this knee for a while.” Lynn recently returned to live performances with a show at the Grand Ole Opry after being forced to cancel shows in Ohio and Connecticut because she was hospitalized for heat exhaustion. The 76-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member said she had spent too much time in her garden in extreme heat.

Neil trial delayed on battery charge Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is getting an emergency postponement in his Las Vegas trial on misdemeanor charges stemming from a confrontation with an ex-girlfriend at a casino comedy club. A Las Vegas judge granted the request Monday during a brief hearing. The trial was rescheduled for Nov. 7. A lawyer for the 50-year-old rocker did not explain why he was requesting the continuance. Neil did not appear in court for the hearing. Neil has pleaded not guilty to the misdeVince Neil meanor battery and disorderly conduct charges. He’s accused of poking the chest of Las Vegas entertainment reporter Alicia Jacobs in a casino comedy club March 24, and cursing and pointing at Jacobs and two friends sitting with her.

ANd one more Cheri Schumann would like Kennewick High School’s class of 1971 to know she is very much alive. A story in Saturday’s Tri-City Herald about Kennewick High’s reunion focused on seven classmates who were slain out of 80 who had died. Schumann — now Cheri Taylor — was included. But Taylor lives in Mill Creek, north of Seattle, with her husband and four children. She says she’s happy, healthy and not ready to be buried. Reunion co-chairwoman Debra Blum said the report of Taylor’s premature demise came by e-mail, apparently from another classmate.

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A life-sized replica of Yoda at Lucasfilm Ltd. production studios in San Francisco decided we had to come,” said Tom Van Zwieten, a tax attorney who has also visited another shoot site in Tenerife, and who brought up his children watching the trilogies. In “The Empire Strikes Back,” Yoda builds Luke’s confidence to harness the Force, an energy field that Jedis use to perform supernatural feats. “You must unlearn what you have learned,” he tells Luke.

“Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you.” Some visitors to this corner of the park, flanked by towering palms and eucalyptus groves, hope to absorb such lessons through sheer proximity to the statue, poised atop a rushing fountain. “Yoda is the source of wisdom and gravitas for the whole trilogy,” said fan Dale Tolosa, 37,

an underemployed actor who often dresses as a Star Wars biker scout with his chapter of the 501st Legion, an international, all-volunteer costuming group. “It’s almost like he’s a religious symbol or the Statue of Liberty, or a representation of all the positive fantasy that George Lucas has brought to the world since 1977.” Tolosa and his older brother, Matt, who dons the tunic of Luke’s father Anakin Skywalker, also have visited numerous other location shoots, and are planning a trip to Death Valley, where R2D2 cruised the sand dunes. Gus Lopez, a Star Wars collector in Seattle who runs an online memorabilia museum, has already been there, as well as to the Yoda fountain and to nearly every major Star Wars location shoot the world over, including sites in Norway and the Arizona desert. Lopez’s favorite? A redwood grove near Crescent City, Calif. ,where Lucas filmed the speeder bike chase scenes for “Return of the Jedi.”

Johnny Cash’s sideman Marshall Grant dies at 83

Lynn cancels dates due to knee surgery

Woman’s listing as slain is surprise to her

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First Birthday – Markell LaQuan Shorter celebrates his first birthday today August 9. Markell is the son of Jennifer Shorter & Michael Kenney of Vicksburg. Maternal grandparents are the late Bertha Coleman & the late Eugene Dart of Vicksburg. Paternal grandparents are Iren Kenney & the late Wilbert Kenney of Vicksburg.

had no special insight as they shaped that universal beat — a sound that launched a million imitators with songs such as Marshall “I Walk the Grant Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” “Big River” and “Cry Cry Cry.” “Our inability had more to do with our success than our ability did, and I’m not ashamed of it,” Grant once said. That statement pierces the heart of just why Cash, Perkins and the steady — both

in rhythm and in life — Grant were so special. Grant and Perkins were auto mechanics in Memphis, Tenn., who practiced together at the shop when their co-worker Roy Cash introduced them to his brother, John, in 1954. They quickly realized all three couldn’t play acoustic rhythm guitar, said John Rumble, senior historian at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. So Perkins, who died in 1968 from injuries suffered in a house fire, borrowed a Fender Telecaster with volume controls stuck at wide open, Rumble said, and Grant bought a Kay bass. The resulting sound

— The Johnny Cash beat — was both simple and driving, and there from the start. After initially failing to impress Sun Records producer Sam Phillips, the trio passed a second audition and began recording in 1955 on a roster that included Elvis Presley and other proto-rockers such as Carl Perkins. They earned modest success quickly and built on it with appearances first on the Louisiana Hayride and eventually the Grand Ole Opry. Grant, who lived in Hernando, Miss., fell ill while in Jonesboro and the Johnny Cash Festival was held Thursday night without him.

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Son left to raise self wants distance from parents Dear Abby: I’m an only child by default. My parents have been married 30 years and had two children. When I was 9 and my sister was 6, we were in a car accident with my mother that resulted in my sister’s death. Her death changed my life in ways I can never explain. My father began abusing drugs and beating me. My mother started stealing and was always unemployed. She became severely depressed and also abused prescription drugs. I was left to raise myself, and now, as an adult, I



don’t want a relationship with either of them. How can I get my mother to accept that despite her wishes, I do not want to live my life watching her waste hers? It leaves me feeling depressed, angry and hope-


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Although your inclination may be urging you to waste your time playing hooky, get a grip on yourself and pay attention to neglected chores. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If you’re not careful, without realizing it you could easily begin to impose your will upon your companions. Needless to say, if you do, you won’t be very popular. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Striving for lofty goals is admirable, but unless you choose realistic aims, they might not be that easy to achieve. If that’s the case, don’t start blaming others for your poor choices. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Associates will be unreceptive to your suggestions if in the past you have been close-minded to theirs. At the very least, be willing to listen and consider what they have to say. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Constant vigilance is essential if you are responsible for a project that could affect the welfare of others. Don’t take lightly your commitment to oversee it. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — For the sake of harmony and progress, you and your mate shouldn’t be butting heads, but putting them together for a common cause. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — With your physical and mental energies both in high gear, you could have difficulty distinguishing the differences between assertiveness and mere aggressiveness. Take care. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Instead of associating with a clique that is made up of certain people who make you feel uncomfortable, you should find companions who have pleasant ways to spend their time. Aries (March 21-April 19) — If you want others to be supportive of your interests, you must be there for them when they need you. Make some time to help an associate who could use a little assistance. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Being in a talkative mood could have you telling others about things you might otherwise keep to yourself. Don’t let something slip out that you need to keep under tight wraps. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — When you find yourself in a spending mood, your material desires can be very pronounced, which could be the case at this juncture. Be very careful about going off on a wild spree. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — You’re more easily influenced than you may realize, so take care that you’re not unduly swayed by others to waste your time. Set some goals and go after them.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 years old, and I have an acne problem. It’s not that I look like a total monster, but it bothers me just the same. In fact, it bothers me very much. I’m not exactly a beautiful girl. I wear glasses and have braces on my teeth. Because of the way I look, I have a low self-esteem. Sometimes I even think about killing myself, although I never would because of my religion. I’m tired of hiding my poor complexion behind makeup, and I’m tired of looking in the mirror and seeing ugly pimples on my face. I’ve tried all, and I mean all, of the overthe-counter complexion remedies with no success whatsoever. Someone told me to get a facial regularly and my face will clear up, but after four facials and a fair amount of money, I saw no progress. I desperately need your advice. I’d like to see a dermatologist, but my dad says that it would be a waste of money because my face will clear up when I get older. Please give me the best advice you can. — Angie, El Paso, Texas Angie: You must get your parents to make an appointment for you to consult with a dermatologist. The cost should be reasonable, and the results should be remarkable. A good complexion is just as important as straight teeth. Please show my answer to your parents. It’s their respon-

sibility to get you the medical help that you need. Don’t believe for one moment that you are not a beautiful young lady, because you are! • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.

less. I have been diagnosed as bipolar. Almost all my life I have known only death, drugs, abuse and pain. I just want peace from these people. Please help. — Frustrated Son in Georgia Dear Frustrated Son: You have my deepest sympathy for the tragedy that destroyed your family. Had your parents received the professional help they needed at the time of the accident, much of it might have been prevented. Tell your parents that unless they seek help NOW for their problems, they will have lost not one, but

two, children. However, if they choose to continue as they have been — which is likely — then you must go on with your life. The answer to a toxic situation such as what you have experienced is to divorce yourself. Because you can’t fix them, you must save yourself. You have been damaged enough.

• Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.Dear or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Woman, 72, should see specialist for rotoscoliosis Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 72-yearold female and have been diagnosed with rotoscoliosis. The doctor explained how my back was rotating. My doctor sent to me physical therapy. After six weeks they told me they were through. It didn’t help. I have been going to a chiropractor as well. When I asked my doctor about rotoscoliosis, he said, “You better hope you are brain dead or in a rest home when it worsens.” Needless to say, I didn’t want to hear that. What can you tell me about this? Can anything be done? Dear Reader: Rotoscoliosis is a term most often used to describe a severe form of scoliosis in which the spine not only curves to the side (as is normal with scoliosis), but the curvature is also associated with a strong degree of rotation. Treatment involves proactive pain therapy and possible spinal fusion to prevent further curvature and rotation. I suggest you ask your physician to refer you to a spinal orthopedist or neurosurgeon for examination, testing and treatment. Dear Dr. Gott: I desperately need information on how to get a mentally ill relative to seek treatment. He and his family immigrated to the United States in October 2009. I believe he had issues before they came here, but the new environment and pressure of living here finally caused him to buckle. Two months ago he started intensely interrogating his wife about her hundreds of alleged affairs and other nonexistent events. Since then it has become a daily ritual of verbal and sometimes physical abuse against his wife. I live 300 miles away and have tried to talk to him over the phone. He exploded when I mentioned he should see a



doctor. I am helplessly watching him destroy his family and himself. I suspect he is schizophrenic, and I have found a couple of clinics in his hometown that accept sliding-scale payments according to household income, but he refuses to admit he’s mentally ill. I don’t know how to get him to go. Could you offer some advice? Are there other resources available to them to deal with his problem? Dear Reader: Unless the person can be proved to be a direct danger to himself or others, forced commitment isn’t possible. Unless your relative’s wife is willing to press charges, I’m afraid there is little that can be done. My advice? Stay in contact. Remain a calm, stable force for both your relative and his wife.

• Write to Dr. Peter Gott in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016.


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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on February 27, 2004, ROSETTA FLOYD AND COMELIA FLOYD, JOINT TENANTS executed a Deed of Trust to JIM B. TOHILL as Trustee for the benefit of ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC, which Deed of Trust was filed on May 10, 2006 and recorded as Instrument No. 233288 - and in Book 1589 at Page 709 - in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF PARK PLACE SECURITIES, INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-WCW1, the current Beneficiary of said Deed of Trust, substituted RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, as evidenced by an instrument recorded Instrument NO. 288504 and in Book 1524 Page 531 in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF PARK PLACE SECURITIES, INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-WCW1, having requested the undersigned Substitute Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Substitute Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., Substitute Trustee, will on August 16, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, within legal hours (between the hours of 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, the following-described property: PART OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 15N, RANGE 4E, WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWESTERN CORNER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 15 NORTH, RANGE 4 EAST, WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, THENCE N 23 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 48 SECONDS E, 3399.34 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE HEREIN DESCRIBED PARCEL; THENCE N 04 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 36 SECONDS E, 350.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF GIBSON ROAD; THENCE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY S 85

DEGREES 31 MINUTES 24 SECONDS E, 125.00 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY S 04 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 36 SECONDS W, 350.00 FEET; THENCE N 85 DEGREES 31 MINUTES 24 SECONDS W, 125.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING 1.00 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. SUBJECT TO: 25 FOOT WIDE ACCESS EASEMENT ALONG AND PARALLEL TO THE NORTHERN 225 FEET OF THE EAST LINE OF ABOVE DESCRIBED LOT. FLOOD STATEMENT: I, CERTIFY THAT THIS PROPERTY IS IN ZONE "C" AS DEPICTED ON THE FIRM COMMUNITY PANEL NO. 280198 0200B. PANEL 200 OF 275, DATED NOVEMBER 15, 1979. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2004 MAGNET 28 X 80 NO CHVM3603 880 20249AB. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. will convey only such title as vested in it as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this 12th day of July, 2011 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 Telephone No. (800) 281-8219 By: /s/ Anthony Cannon Title: Assistant Vice President RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 2380 Performance Dr, TX2-984-0407 Richardson, TX 75082 TS No.: 11 -0047320 PARCEL No. 113 10 9999 001639 DHGW 63072G-2SB Publish: 7/26, 8/2, 8/9(3t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF: SLH, a Minor, by JERRY W. CAMPBELL, Next Friend NO. 2011-014AD SUMMONS THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Kenneth Shane Heister (residence and post office address unknown) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Robert Todd Friley and Jamie Leanne Friley, Plaintiffs, seeking to adopt the above named child. You are summoned to appear and defend against the complaint or petition filed against you in this action at 9:00 o'clock A.M. on the 6th day of September, 2011, in the Chancery courtroom of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and in case of your failure to appear and defend, a judgment will be entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the complaint or petition. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 21st day of July, 2011. (SEAL) DOT McGEE, CHANCERY CLERK WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI BY: /s/ Denise Bailey. D.C Denise Bailey, DC Publish: 7/26, 8/2, 8/9(3t)

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INVITATION FOR BIDS FOREST PRODUCTS FOR SALE NOTICE Sealed bids will be received by the Vicksburg Warren Schools up to and no later than 10:00 a.m., August 17, 2011 for the right to cut and remove all timber, standing or down, designated for that purpose on Section 16, Township 18 North, Range 2 East Warren County, Mississippi. Before bids are submitted, full information concerning the material for sale, conditions of sale and submission of bids should be obtained from Tommy Walker, Mississippi Forestry Commission Office, Vicksburg, Mississippi, phone number 601-927-9383. The right to reject any and all bids is reserved. Please send invoice and proof of publication to: Vicksburg Warren Schools P.O. Box 820065 Vicksburg, MS 39182 Please send an additional proof of publication to: Mississippi Forestry Commission Capital District 3139 Highway 468 Pearl, MS. 39208 Publish: 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16 (4t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF ESTATE OF LAWRENCE B. STOREY, JR., DECEASED PROBATE NO. 2011-096PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary upon the Estate of Lawrence B. Storey, Jr., deceased, having been granted to the undersigned on the 2nd day of August, 2011, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said estate to present the same to the Clerk of said Court for probate and registration, according to law, within 90 days from the first publication of this notice or they will be forever barred. Dated this the 3rd day of August, 2011. Lawrence B. Storey, III, Executor of the Estate of Lawrence B. Storey, Jr., Deceased Publish: 8/9, 8/16, 8/23(3t)

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01. Legals UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION FFP Project 121 LLC Project No. 14012-000 NOTICE OF PRELIMINARY PERMIT APPLICATION ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND SOLICITING COMMENTS, MOTIONS TO INTERVENE, AND COMPETING APPLICATIONS (August 3, 2011) On January 10, 2011, FFP Project 121 LLC filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of hydropower on the Mississippi River, near Vicksburg, in Warren County, Mississippi and near Tallulah in Madison Parish, Louisiana. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners' express permission. The proposed Vicksburg Bend hydrokinetic project would consist of the following: (1) up to 8,340 SmarTurbine generating units installed in arrays on the bottom of the river; (2) the total capacity of the installation would be up to 333,600 kilowatts; (3) flexible cables would convey each arrays power to a metering station; and (4) a transmission line would interconnect with the power grid. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 758,681,460 kilowatt-hours (kWh), which would be sold to a local utility. Applicant Contact: Ramya Swaminathan, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114; phone (978) 283-2822. FERC Contact: Michael Spencer, (202) 502-6093. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's website Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at

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$ I BUY JUNK CARS $ Highest price paid, GURANTEED! Cash in your hand today! Call 601-618-6441. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message. WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 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.

Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t send that lamp to the curb! Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light.

05. Notices

The Vicksburg Post

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY! 21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

24. Business Services

28. Furnished Apartments

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

I CLEAN HOUSES! 35 years experience, days only. Call 601-831-6052 days or 601-631-2482, nights.

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

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

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

COUNTY 2 BEDROOMS, 2½ baths. Openwood Townhouse. 1,400 plus/ minus square feet, cheap county car tags. 601-831-8900. Leave message.

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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.

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.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

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

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

D & D TREE CUTTING •Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big James” 601-218-7782 D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082. DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.

TUBBS BY GRUBBS. 1-day bathroom remodeling. 1-888-339-5992 Toll Free. 318-324-1232. Financing available. Twin mattress sets, $189. Full mattress sets, $209. Queen mattress sets, $280. Discount Furniture Barn 601-638-7191.

Ask us how to “Post Size” your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355). What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!


29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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 Need some work done aorund your place? Check our online listings today. Just go to

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. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168. WE SPECIALIZE IN the appearance of green on your lawn as well as saving the green in your pocket. 601-529-5558.

26. For Rent Or Lease ✰✰FOR 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


29. Unfurnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM, $425. 1/ 2 bedroom flat and townhouse $525. 3 bedroom, $550. Washer/ dryer hookup. $200 deposit. Management, 601-631-0805.


$200 601-638-0102

Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville and


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

28. Furnished Apartments 3 BEDROOM DUPLEX. Fully furnished, $950 month, water, electric, DirectTV included. 601-218-5348.

That’s right everything is new. Call today! Only a few left! 601-638-2231

3 BEDROOM HOUSE with storm shelter, partly furnished, $1,000 monthly. 601-218-5348. BIG HOUSES, GREAT neighborhood. $1200 plus Call 601-301-0441, Coldwell Banker All Stars.


31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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

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

• Lake Surrounds Community

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg


Classifieds Really Work!

24. Business Services

34. Houses For Sale

24. Business Services

24. Business Services

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Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement



New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Vans • Cars • Trucks Cabinets, Flooring, •Insurance Claims Welcome• Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932


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


CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. ✰ HOUSE LEVELING ✰ 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 Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking



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

The Vicksburg Apartments UTILITIES PAID! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Studios & Efficiencies 801 Clay Street 601-630-2921




117 THORNHILL. Completely remodeled home in Bovina school district. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large eat-in kitchen, on 2 acres, with over 1300 square feet. Price Reduced! Call Kim at 601-2187318, Coldwell Banker.

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





36. Farms & Acreage -ACREAGE18 Acres- Horse farm, brick home, barn, office, fenced and cross fenced, manicured, move in and enjoy. 60 Acres- Timber with nice building sites, east of Edwards. 72 Acres- South of Utica, 5 acre lake, timber/ open creek with sandbars. 376 Acres- Homes County joins Holmes County State Park. Joan Vickers Real Estate, 601-969-2042.

2150 South Frontage Road

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

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

37. Recreational Vehicles 1997 YAMAHA WAVE RAIDER 760 jet ski with trailer. Excellent condition. Very low hours. $2,000 firm. 601-6297757.

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles 2007 HONDA SHADOW Spirit 1100. Accessories, garage kept, 2000 miles. Must sell! $5500 or best offer. 601-301-0432.

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

Licensed in MS and LA

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

1983 FORD RANGER. Good condition. 601-2185737, 601-218-5709. 1996 FORD CROWN Victoria LT. Power windows, AM/FM radio, keyless entry, good condition, $3400. 601636-5838. 1998 MAZDA B4000 pickup. 6 cylinder, good condition, great work. $2000. Call 601-636-5838. 2004 HONDA ODYSSEY EXL. DVD/ CD players, leather, electric rear doors, good condition. $9500. 601638-1777, leave message. FULL SIZE 1995 Dodge handicap van. Raised roof, new wheel chair lift, runs good, cold air. $5500. 601529-9235.


LAKELAND VILLAGE, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, inground pool, Redwood School District, 2 acres. $168,000. 601-634-0078.

on 1997 to 2006 Models

LOVELY HOME FOR sale by owner. 3 bedroom, 3 bath Historic home. Completely renovated, Overlooking river, Zoned heat/ air, jacuzzi tub, mater bath, Washer/ dryer hook up, gas log fireplace. 601-883-1147, 601-738-1202, 601-4155498.

Gary’s Cars - Hwy 61 S

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Starting at $700 Down Pick Yours NOW!

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

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

•34 years experience •Fully







• Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations


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. •LPN’s •CNA’s •NURSE ASSISTANTS


Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

• BUMPER STICKERS • Licensed • Insured • Residential • Commercial FUSON ELECTRIC, INC. 25 YRS. EXPERIENCE • Flood Inspections Matthew - 601-218-5561 Amos - 601-831-7605

1-888-339-5992 (Toll Free) 318-324-1232 100% Financing Available


Simmons Lawn Service

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

Cover that old tub and tile walls with 100% acrylic. Many colors and styles available. Convert tub to showers.


termite shields. ✰ Reasonable ✰ Insured

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

Sybil Carraway...601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211



Barnes Glass

Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623


30. Houses For Rent

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

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location. Utilities and janitorial service included. $600/ month. 601-638-4050.

$75 WEEKLY, $270 MONTHLY, $75 deposit. Cable, air/ central heat, phone furnished. 601-272-4564.

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

Member FDIC


27. Rooms For Rent

2 bedroom 1.5 baths

204 SMOKEY LANE 2 bedroom, 1 bath, deposit and reference required $500 monthly 662-719-8901.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.

1865 MARTIN LUTHER King Blvd. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Renovated $725 monthly. 732-769-5743.


New just for you!

Blow Out Special!

NICE MINOR WORK trailer. Great for deer hunters. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. $2,800 or best offer. 601-262-8573.

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180



34. Houses For Sale

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

River Oaks


32. Mobile Homes For Sale

Commodore Apartments

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


29. Unfurnished Apartments

601-636-SELL (7355)



601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333



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

Bradford Ridge Apartments Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety. 601-638-1102 • 601-415-3333

Great Staff Great Location, Location, Hard-Working Hard-Working Staff

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


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