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Developer in deal to buy mall, former Kroger By Steve Sanoski

another flag flap

Officials say state banner could keep tourney away

Pemberton Square mall and a nearby structure formerly used by Kroger are in the process of being purchased by a Houston-based retail developer, who said Tuesday his plan is to breathe new life into the properties with aggressive advertising and some new tenants. Andy Weiner, president of Weiner Development, won approval from the Vicksburg

“My goal is to redevelop both properties. We have a turnaround plan that’s going to take two to three years.” Andy Weiner Developer

Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday to replace the existing 30-foot sign behind the current Kroger building with a 75-foot sign advertising Kroger and businesses at the mall. “I have both properties

under contract. I have not purchased them yet,” Weiner told the board. “My goal is to redevelop both properties. We have a turnaround plan that’s going to take two to three years.” Weiner said the purchase

of the properties hinges on approval of the sign — which at 750-square-feet more than doubles the size allowed by ordinance. The sign, he said, would help pull traffic off nearby Interstate 20. “There’s a lot more dimensions to the turnaround strategy for the mall, but signage, in my opinion, is No. 1,” he said, adding both deals could be completed by September. “Because Pemberton mall is not on Interstate 20 or Highway 61, many tourists simply

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Mississippi River:

By Danny Barrett Jr.

26.6 feet Fell 0.4 foot Flood stage: 43 feet


DEATH • Jean L. Coney



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Attorney’s law license remains in question

Tonight: Partly cloudy; lows in the mid-70s Thursday: Partly cloudy with highs in the upper 90s

1962: The Soviet Union launches cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev on a 94-hour flight. 1965: Rioting and looting that claimed 34 lives breaks out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los Angeles. 1992: The Mall of America opens in Bloomington, Minn. 2005: President George W. Bush expresses sympathy for war protesters like Cindy Sheehan, the mother camped outside his Texas ranch demanding more answers for her soldierson’s death in Iraq, but said he believes it would be a mistake to bring U.S. troops home immediately. 2009: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and founder of the Special Olympics, dies in Cape Cod, Mass. at age 88.

don’t know it’s there and they end up going to Jackson or Monroe.” The zoning board has denied large signs that measure larger than the 260-square-feet allowed by ordinance, but Zoning Administrator Dalton McCarty said the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen frequently have approved them on appeal. He cited the large signs outside Walmart

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Glistening with perspiration, senior Vicksburg High School wide receiver Jonathan Clay, son of LaTonia Johnson, takes a water break during practice Tuesday. With temperatures in the high 90s much of the day and a forecast for similar

heat throughout the rest of the week, teams gearing up for fall ball are having to take multiple water breaks during practices for players to stay hydrated.

Vicksburg attorney Marshall Sanders has a release date from federal prison, but the status of his license to practice law remains unclear. “They’ll Marshall decide Sanders when they decide,” Adam Kilgore, general counsel for the Mississippi Bar Association, said of a review panel weighing the case for a year. Sanders, 59, was senSee Attorney, Page A7.

Mural on Grove hill to highlight Run Thru History By Steve Sanoski A 55-foot mural depicting the Run Thru History is being commissioned along the Grove Street floodwall between Levee and Washington streets, across the street from the 32 floodwall murals along Levee Street. “We thought it would be a great way to promote Vicksburg as a city of history, health and fitness,” said Mack Varner, director of the event for its first 23 years. The mural got the OK by the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday, clearing the way for prep

et ove Stre osed Gr p o r p f go renderin Artist’s then work to begin today, said artist Benny Graeff, who will paint the mural along with Herb Roe. Both Lafayette, La.-based artists worked on most of the existing floodwall murals under the direction of Robert Dafford. “The prep work will take about four to five days, and

we’ll come back in about a month to begin painting,” Graeff said. “Painting the mural should take about three weeks to complete.” The mural essentially will be triangular in shape due to the incline of Grove Street. At its highest point it will reach about 10 feet, said


Graeff, and run about 55-feet along the floodwall. A sketch shows runners passing beneath the iconic arch in the Vicksburg National Military Park and passing several prominent monuments in the park. “It’s going to be so neat. I can’t wait to see the runners running up the hill in front of the (Levee Street) Depot toward Monsour’s (At The

Biscuit Company),” said Nellie Caldwell, who helped secure authorization for the existing floodwall mural series and formerly chaired the Riverfront Mural Committee, which disbanded after its final mural was completed in 2009. The Run Thru History, envisioned as a promotion to start the spring tourism season, annually draws See Mural, Page A3.

Spill leaves questions for Mississippi Coast economy By Alan Sayre The Associated Press Mississippi’s Gulf Coast economy has withstood the BP oil spill better than originally anticipated, although the disaster’s long-term effects remain a wild card, according to an economic study. The Gulf Coast Business Council, in its quarterly

report of April-through-June economic activity, presented a mixed picture of where the three-county economy is headed. While the commercial and recreational fishing industries have been hit hard, measurable employment is remaining largely stable. The report said that although fishing-related jobs cannot be quantified, there

are just over 5,600 in-state residents working on oil spill cleanup duty. Many out-ofwork fishermen have gone to work on the oil spill across the Gulf Coast. The council said that overall employment — excluding fishing and the cleanup jobs — was down by 1.2 percent, or 1,830 jobs from the second quarter of 2009, but increased See Oil, Page A7.

In brief • The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has ordered local governments to end their oil spill cleanup efforts. • A federal fishing ban was lifted Tuesday in more than 5,000 square miles in the Gulf of Mexico

along the Florida Panhandle. • Drilling the final feet of a relief well intended to permanently plug the busted BP oil well deep below the Gulf of Mexico will have to wait two to three days as a tropical depression bears down on the site.


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Teen cousins jailed in burglaries Fostoria Two Vicksburg teens were in the Warren County Jail today charged with burglary and grand larceny, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Kenya Stevens, 18, and his cousin, Kory Grayer, 19, both of 1412 High St., were arrested at home at 12:15 Tuesday afternoon and accused of taking: • An air conditioner from a home in the 1400 block of High Street on June 2. • Several electronics from a home in the 1500 block of East Avenue on June 16. • A CD player and a DVD player from Warren Central Junior High School, 1630 Baldwin Ferry Road, on Aug. 3. Stevens also is accused of taking two air conditioners, two DVD players and a stereo from a home in the 1500 block of Weems Street on Aug. 4, Stewart said. The air conditioner taken from High Street, the DVD player taken from Warren Central and all but a DVD player taken from Weems Street have been recovered, Stewart said. Stevens was being held on a $75,000 bond, and Grayer was being held on $50,000.

Louisiana man held for cocaine A traffic stop at Grove Street and Mission 66 Tuesday led to a Louisiana man’s being charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. At 8:38 a.m., Vicksburg patrolmen found about 10 grams of crack in a vehicle driven by Joe Thornton, 34, 703 Jones St. Apartment 8, Tallulah, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. “The officer saw some narcotics in plain view,” said Stewart. Thornton was being held at the Warren County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

One-vehicle wreck injures local woman A Vicksburg woman was taken to the hospital after her car flipped over in a onecar wreck on U.S. 61 South at about 8:40 this morning. Flora Price Jones, 64, 11124 Oak Ridge Road, was taken to River Region Medical Center, where spokesman Allen Karel said her condition was being evaluated at midmorning. Legal advertisements: Home delivery complaints or inquiries about circulation billing: 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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Traffic drives around a Jeep Cherokee driven by Flora Price Jones that flipped over on U.S. 61 South this morning.

CRIME & accident from staff reports

The wreck occurred around 8:40 a.m., when Jones, who was northbound near the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, swerved to miss a dog crossing the highway in front of her, Vicksburg police officer Burt Ryan said. He said her vehicle ran off to the right side, then over-corrected and flipped.

City woman sought in assault with vehicle A Vicksburg woman is being sought by police on an aggravated assault with a motor vehicle charge. Patricia Parker, 25, whose last known address was 280 Ironwood Drive, Patricia is accused of Parker running over a 21-year-old Vicksburg man with whom she had argued Tuesday, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Parker was last seen driving a maroon Mitsubishi Galant, tag number WBK348, Stewart said. The man was taken to River Region Medical Center at about 6:30 p.m. with scrapes, bruises and a torn tendon in his right knee, Stewart said. He was treated and released, hospital spokesman

Allen Karel said.

Scooter is stolen on Belmont Street A scooter was reported missing Tuesday in Vicksburg, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. At 2:30 p.m., a silver 2009 Genvin Rattler, Oklahoma tag DI601001267, valued at $3,000 was reported stolen from the 1100 block of Belmont Street.

Tools, food, radio among missing items Three burglaries were reported Tuesday in the county and city. Warren County records show a 5-gallon gas container with gas valued at $25, a tool box with tools valued at $200, a case of water valued at $5, a 12-pack of Miller Lite beer valued at $12, 10 bags of jumbo shrimp valued at $100, an assortment of meat were reported stolen at 10:18 p.m. from a home in the 1000 block of Lakeside Drive. A DVD recorder valued at $225 was reported stolen at 3:02 p.m. from a home in the 4400 block of Nailor Road. In Vicksburg, a Pyle 7-inch touchscreen radio valued at $467 was reported stolen at 8:30 a.m. from a 1986 Chevrolet Caprice in the 3100 block of South Frontage Road, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Lawn equipment was taken from a garage in the

400 block of Goodrum Road, records show. A push mower valued at $150 was reported stolen at 5:32 p.m.

Autopsy is pending in fatal accident An initial autopsy performed Tuesday at the Mississippi Crime Lab in Jackson on a 24-year-old woman who died in a wreck on U.S. 61 South Tuesday morning did not determine a cause of death and is still pending, Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said this morning. Meanwhile, Vicksburg Police Traffic Investigator Chris Tankesly said the investigation, while ongoing, is pointing toward a singlevehicle wreck. Witnesses had said an 18-wheeler was near Brelyn Shirnita Gross’ 2003 Cadillac DeVille before it wrecked just south of Rifle Range Road, but Tankesly said the truck does not appear to have been involved. He said this morning more interviews are being conducted. Gross’ vehicle came to a rest in the highway median just north of the bridge over Hatcher Bayou after crashing through a guardrail on the east side of the southbound lanes just before 8 a.m. The car first careened off a guard rail on the west side of the lanes before crossing both lanes.

252 apply for military park teaching spot Interviews for an educational assistant at Vicksburg National Military Park could begin by next week and a choice made by month’s end, superintendent Mike Madell said Tuesday.

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from staff reports Madell said the National Park Service has been “overwhelmed” by 252 applicants for the full-time, federal posi-

tion which will pay between $57,408 and $74,628 annually. The job involves teaching local students and providing information to school districts far beyond Vicksburg about the city’s role in

U.S. history. The specialist teachings would touch on such subjects as the Siege of Vicksburg and 19th century civilian life in the city and the art of the time, Madell has said.

Following a Tuesday night meeting with Vicksburg police to form a Neighborhood Watch, residents of the Fostoria neighborhood elected to meet more frequently to tackle criminal activity in their neighborhood. “I think this will be effective because we have a lot of neighbors who are concerned,” said Wayne Forrest, a member of the Fostoria Neighborhood Association. The group did not set another meeting date, but said they planned to gather more often than the previous four times annually. About 15 members, some victims of burglaries, met with Sgt. Beverly Prentiss and community resource officer Darnisha Cash to discuss crime prevention, especially in the area of auto and home break-ins, on a rise in the past six months, police records show. Prentiss and Cash offered safety and prevention tips, as well as phone numbers for residents to call in and report suspicious activity. The meeting also was used as a tool to form a relationship between the police department and the community, as well as within neighbors, Prentiss said. Members of Fostoria, the residential area along Drummond, Harris and Cherry streets and Bowmar Avenue, had called an emergency meeting June 30 after breakins at the home of one of their neighbors were reported twice in a week.

dui convictions from court reports

Three found guilty Three convictions of driving under the influence were reported in Warren County for the week ending Tuesday. Convicted of DUI second offense in Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Mark Anthony Miller, 30, 2509 Ben Bolia St., was fined $974. • Floyd Edward Sanders, 47, 221 Lovers Lane, was fined $974. Convicted of DUI first offense in Warren County Justice Court: • David A. Smith, 23, 135 Red Oak Drive, was fined $674.50.

community calendar We welcome items for the Community Calendar. Submit items by e-mail (, postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (634-0897), delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road, or by calling 636-4545 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. If corresponding by fax, mail or e-mail, be sure to include your name and phone number.

CLUBS American Legion TynerFord Post 213 — 8 tonight; nomination of officers; 1618 Main St. Military Order of the Purple Heart and Ladies Auxiliary — 9 a.m. Thursday, regular meeting; Charlie Tolliver, 601636-9487, or Edna Hearn, 601529-2499; Battlefield Inn. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601634-4596. American Legion Post 3 — 6 p.m. Thursday; officers’ meeting, election of finance officer; 1712 Monroe St. NJROTC — 6 p.m. Thursday; Warren Central High School parents meeting; Darnisha

James, 601-618-0385; 1000 Mississippi 27. Letitia Street Reunion — 3 p.m. Sunday; planning reunion; home of Annie Houston, 2715 Halls Ferry Road; 601-218-3869. Mississippi Youth Symphony Orchestra Auditions — 5-7 p.m. Sept. 3 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 4; F.D. Hall Music Center, Jackson State University; Deborah Runyan, 601497-7947 or Exchange Club — Seeking donations for school supplies to benefit Good Shepherd and Central Mississippi Prevention Services; drop-off locations: B&K Bank, 2150 S. Frontage Road or 2059 Medical Center; Trustmark, 3406 Halls Ferry Road or 876 U.S. 61 North; BancorpSouth, 820 South St.; Guaranty Bank & Trust, 1900 Cherry St.; Rainbow Casino Hotel, 1380 Warrenton Road. Smith Family Reunion — Seeking relatives of George E. and Ruby Lee McAllister Smith; Gwen Brown, 601-5296033; Michael Mayfield, 601-

529-1138; Lashae Williams, 601-218-6973; or Jinjer Smith, 601-218-0038.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Over the River Run — 8 a.m. Oct. 9; registration open; for fee, entry form and details. Senior Center — Thursday: 10 a.m., chair exercises and water color art class with Karen Sanders; 11, open use of computers; 1 p.m., canasta; 5:45, bridge class; 6, chess; 6:30, chess blitz tournament; 7, duplicate bridge.

High School Step Team — Stepping up to stomp out underage drinking; register by Aug. 23; registration fee, $30; Kings Empowerment Center, 224 R.L. Chase Circle; 601-6344788. Vicksburg Al-anon — 8 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134.

Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight; Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Farmers’ Market — 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays; 8-11 a.m. Saturdays; Catfish Row Art Park.

Celebrate Recovery — Support group, 6 p.m. Fridays; 1315 Adams St.; 601-6305070. Shape Up Vicksburg Walk — 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jackson Street Community Center; Linda Fondren, 601-619-7277. Bottle and Collectible Show — 9 a.m. Saturday; $2 admission, free parking; Battlefield Inn, 4137 I-20 N. Frontage Road. Free Community Health Fair — 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; including free school supplies; Kings Empowerment Center, 224 R.L. Chase Circle; 601-6344788. Gaited Horse Fun Event — 5 p.m. Saturday; $5 admission without horse; Silver Creek Equestrian Club Covered Arena, 5025 Bovina Cut-off Road; Scotty, 318-547-3082, or Cheryl, 601-668-4866. 100% Narcotics Anonymous Recovery Group — 7 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, noon Wednesdays; Nate G., 731-460-9546; 1220 Clay St. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Desperados; donations appre-

ciated. Rocky Horror Show Auditions — 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; singers, dancers, actors and musicians; 18 years and older; October production; Coral Room Theatre, 801 Clay St.; 601-618-9349.


Pleasant Green Baptist — Homecoming celebration, Aug. 20; 817 Bowman St. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Male fashion show, 6 p.m. Aug. 21; tickets $5, available from any member; the Rev. Joe Harris Jr., pastor; 260 Mississippi 27. Zion Travelers — Rainbow Conference , 5 p.m. Sept. 11; public invited; 1701 Poplar St.; Alfred Lassiter, pastor; Annie Smith, 601-636-1541. Mount Alban M.B. — Underage Drinking Prevention Program, 4 p.m. Aug. 28; youth teams, directors, choirs and parents invited to take part in event; speakers from city and county departments; mime teams, praise dancers and youth groups; 601-634-8089, 601-629-7279 or 601-6309469, RSVP by Aug. 22; 2385 Mount Alban Road.

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Gun found is believed to be linked to Jackson police officer’s slaying RAYMOND, Miss. — A volunteer searcher found the gun they believe was used in the shooting death of Jackson police officer Glen Agee, authorities said. Joe Barnett of Clinton, a metal detector hobbyist, found a gun Tuesday morning in a drainage ditch near Raymond. The suspect in the killing, 24-year-old Latwan Dupree Smith, pleaded not guilty Monday to capital murder. On Friday, Agee and two other Jackson police officers were taking Smith to the Hinds County Detention Center in Raymond when police say Smith opened the door of the patrol car by reaching through an open window. Officers say Smith escaped and ran. Agee ran


the south

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS after him and was later found shot in the face. Investigators believe Smith tossed Agee’s 9 mm service pistol while fleeing.

Man charged in mother’s slaying MERIDIAN, Miss. — A 42-year-old Lauderdale County man has been charged in the slaying of his 78-year-old mother. Daniel E. Wood was arrested Aug. 4 on a charge of failure to appear in justice court, and has been held at the Lauderdale County jail. Sheriff Billy Sollie said Monday that Wood has been charged with murder.

It was not immediately clear Tuesday whether Wood has an attorney. Delores Wood was last seen July 28 at church, and friends reported her missing Aug. 2. Sollie said Delores Woods’ body hasn’t been found, but investigators discovered bone fragments in a pond behind the family home.

4 railroad cars derail in Pascagoula PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Four railroad cars carrying 120 gallons of liquid propane derailed early Tuesday near a Walmart in Pascagoula. No injuries were reported, and the state Department of Environmental Quality said the cars were not leaking. No evacuations were ordered.

Continued from Page A1. about 1,000 participants for a 10-kilometer run, 5-kilometer racewalk and 1-mile fun run through the military park. It is held on the first weekend in March and has been the largest event each year for the Mississippi Track Club, which sanctions the event. The mural is being com-

missioned by the Run Thru History committee that organized the event from 1987 to 2009, with funds from past event registrations and sponsorships, Varner said. A new committee was handed the reins beginning with this year’s run. Varner said the cost will be similar to

On the agenda Meeting Tuesday, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • OK’d minutes from June 4 and 10. • Awarded an engineering contract on a new generator for the water treatment plant to Allen & Hoshall for $58,900. • Canceled a contract with Scallions Lawn Service of Vicksburg for grass cutting at 35 city properties. The company was not meeting specifications of its contract, which it has had for 2 1/2 years, said Purchasing Director Tim Smith. The cutting may be done in house, said Smith, or the board can choose to rebid the work. On June 25 the city canceled its contract with Scallions for cutting the city cemetery and awarded the contract to a previous bidder. • Heard about upcoming events at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center from executive director Annette Kirklin. • OK’d a formal application for the Mayor’s Youth Council, and a release form for participation in activities and transportation. • Gave the buildings and inspections department approval to cut and clean the properties found noncompliant with property maintenance codes: 522 Dabney St., 1331 Magnolia St., 922 Meadow St., 606 N. Poplar St., Cairo Drive PPIN#010250, 1625 Sky Farm Ave., 2013 Ford St., 237 N. Locust St. and 223 N. Locust St. Permission to remove dilapidated buildings was granted at 36 Hicks Hill Lane, 608 N. Poplar St. and 2515 Pearl St. A 30-day extension was granted for removal of dilapidated buildings at 2209 and 2211 Pearl St. • Accepted a letter establishing special assessment of the following properties cut, cleaned and/or demolished due to noncompliance with property maintenance codes: 79 Kings Gin Road, owned by Karen Haynes Alexander; 1905 Clay St., owned by Henry V. Bailey; 1208 Locust St., owned by Steven Bailey; 2816 Arcadia St., owned

the existing murals, which required $15,000 to $16,500 each. “We just thought we should try to leave a legacy in Vicksburg highlighting what a tremendous community event this has been and continues to be,” Varner said.

by Charles Milton Barnes; 747 Johnson St., owned by Carl Bennett; 219 N. Locust St., owned by Circle Court LLC; 500 Dallas St., owned by Cherice Gilliam and April Charles; 600 Depot St., owned by Moak Petroleum Products; Williams Street PPIN#6125 and 86 Williams St., owned by Vanessa T. Moore; 812 Walnut St., owned by Jessie Belle Williams Norfort; 1401 High St., 1104 Third North St., 1226 Second North St. and 1228 Grammar St., owned by the State of Mississippi; and 1119 Fayette St., owned by WMC Mortgage Corp. • OK’d a $100 ad request from Porters Chapel Academy for the 2010-11 sports program. • OK’d setting a hearing on the fiscal year 2011 budget for 7 p.m. Aug. 26, and approved advertising the hearing as required by law. • OK’d reappointing Patty Cappaert and Lori Burke to the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau board. • OK’d payment of $37,867.15 to VicksburgWarren 911 for the city’s 60 percent share of dispatcher salaries, matching benefits and insurance for July. • OK’d the claims docket. In closed session, the board: • OK’d two new hires in each the street and police departments. • Accepted three resignations in the fire department, as well as one in each the gas and police departments. • OK’d terminating 10 summer workers in the recreation department. • OK’d one 8-day unpaid suspension in the police department. • OK’d one status change from equipment operator to laborer. • Discussed personnel matters in the gas, police and street departments. • Discussed one litigation matter. The board is scheduled to meet next at 10 a.m. Monday in room 109 of the City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St.

The derailment was reported about 4:30 a.m. Specialized cranes were being brought in from Shreveport, La., to turn the cars upright. That job was expected to be finished by Tuesday night. The Mississippi Department of Transportation Rail Police division was investigating what caused the derailment. The Mississippi National Guard was monitoring the site.

Teen accused in death of Coast dog breeder PASCAGOULA, Miss. — A 19-year-old faces capital murder charges in the shooting death of a professional dog-handler, groomer and breeder. Pascagoula Police Chief Kenny Johnson said Rodney Phillip McKenzie is accused of shooting Johnny McArthur Bullock while trying to rob him early Tuesday. Authorities said Bullock, owner of Bullock’s Kennel, was found dead in his van after it crashed into a power pole guy wire. McKenzie was being held without bond. He’s scheduled to make an appearance in municipal court today.

Appeals court date set in Kaplan school case LAFAYETTE, La. — The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a challenge of the singlegender programs at a Kaplan middle school. A federal district judge ruled in April that the all-

boys and all-girls classes at Rene Rost Middle School could continue under court-mandated conditions addressing errors in the program’s planning and implementation in the 2009-10 school year. The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana filed a lawsuit in September that claimed the program was discriminatory and violated students’ rights to an equal education and other federal regulations. Oral arguments have tentatively been set for the week of Oct. 4. Vermilion Parish School Board attorneys filed a motion asking the court to dismiss the appeal because the allegations were directed at a program, which ended in May.

Hinds County mulling employee furloughs JACKSON, Miss. — Hinds County may increase employee furlough days, leave jobs unfilled, suspend equipment purchases and drain reserves in the wake of another slim financial outlook. Finance officials told the Board of Supervisors during budget hearings Tuesday that the county anticipates collecting about $55 million in taxes but may be faced with $58 million in costs for fiscal year 2011. They also recommended a budget that imposes eight furlough days, eliminates 29 vacant positions and defers nearly $2 million worth of purchases. The proposed budget would

be balanced by taking $2.9 million from cash reserves, leaving $54,212 in savings. The county’s new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. Supervisors must approve a budget for fiscal 2011 by midSeptember.

Sixth La. worker pleads guilty to stamp fraud LAFAYETTE, La. — A sixth defendant has pleaded guilty in the federal government’s ongoing investigation into disaster food stamp fraud. Dorothy Reedom, who had worked for the Department of Social Services’ Office of Family Support in St. Mary Parish, pleaded guilty Monday to theft of public money, property or records, according to plea filings released Tuesday. Reedom is one of 13 state workers charged in a 57-count indictment involving the theft of more than $50,000 in federal food stamp benefits from 2005 to 2008. Reedom and others, including Marich Anderson, the former St. Mary Parish 911 director, are accused of fraudulently obtaining and using the money for themselves, family and friends after hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. Reedom is the sixth person to enter a guilty plea since a federal grand jury handed up indictments in November. In entering a plea, Reedom follows Anderson, Laura Wells, Andrea Broussard, Barbara Sanders and Barbara Sonia.

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JACK VIX SAYS: The pending purchase of Pemberton is big news.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Buck Jr. return from their bridal trip. • Kate Benson departs for Biloxi.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 Work begins at the mouth of the Yazoo Canal and will be continued up to City Front. • Mrs. Lucy A. Hymans dies.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Capt. Frank Tucker, steamboatman who once saved the life of Buffalo Bill, dies. • Dr. Sidney Johnston departs for Washington, D.C.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Billie Burks appears at the Alamo Theatre in “Bullet Proof.”

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 The members of Boy Scout Troop 5 are entertained by the American Legion Auxiliary.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Sen. Bilbo speaks here in the interest of his candidacy for reelection. • Mr. and Mrs. Francis Leyens and children and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Simmons return from a trip to Chicago.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950

Alonzo “Lonnie” DeCell leaves for Morgan City, Miss., where he will be director of athletics.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Services are held for L.W. Ferguson. • L.J. Sullivan dies. • Mr. and Mrs. John Toler are visiting relatives in Kansas City. • Mrs. Rollin Currie, town clerk of Utica, is a patient at Mercy Hospital. • Marlon Brandon stars in “The Fugitive Kind” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre.


40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Mrs. Anne Selby and children return from a vacation at Pensacola, Fla. • Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Hale observe their 50th wedding anniversary. • Services are held for Mrs. Janie Thomas.


30 YEARS AGO: 1980

Big gaps remain in finance legislation The financial regulatory bill that President Barack Obama has signed recalls the old joke about a camel being a horse designed by a committee — it’ll probably move, but it’s a trick to ride and it’s a lot uglier than it needed to be. The Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010 drew hundreds of millions of spending on lobbying by the financial services industry, but still added layers of federal authority. It places authority for regulators to wind down failing financial institutions as well as other firms that pose a systemic risk to the economy. It gives regulators some control over the trading of complex financial instruments known as derivatives. It allows regulators to impose capital requirements on financial

institutions that operate too far on the margin. It creates a Financial Stability Oversight Council, housed at the Federal Reserve, to oversee the entire financial system. Institutions that get “too big to fail” can be broken up. Two major failures: (1) The bill does not crack down on the credit ratings agencies that blithely signed off on many worthless financial products. (2) The obligations of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the federally chartered mortgage companies that played a key role in the mortgage crisis, were not resolved. In short, the bill may be useful only insofar as strong regulators can summon the guts to challenge powerful financial interests and their enablers in Congress. Given strong and aggressive leadership, the new Bureau of

Consumer Financial Protection could give American solvent consumers an ally against predatory lenders, mortgage fraud, opaque and misleading loans. It’s more likely that the agency will join other “enablers” that court disaster by encouraging lending to people without the means or the potential to repay. That means the federal government, and, in turn, citizens who struggle to remain current on their own obligations, may be on the hook to “rescue” more bad debt. There’s plenty of need for government oversight of the financial industry. The problem remains whether government can be trusted to follow sound lending and accounting principles itself, much less police those in the private marketplace who put profit ahead of all else.

Carolyn Templeton Barker and Mavis Clemons Derden, both of Vicksburg, receive degrees while maintaining straight A’s in graduate work at Mississippi College. • James Harold “Pete” Griffith will celebrate his first birthday Aug. 19.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Mrs. Barbara Oakes and Rickey McMullen exchange wedding vows at Fire Station No. 7. • Zella Lott Lee dies. • Oscar F. Lambert, a Miller Transporters truck driver of Vicksburg, dies in an accident in Jackson. • Thomas and Donna Osburn announce the birth of a son, James Thomas, on Aug. 9.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Warren Central student Jeff Jernigan spends three weeks in Costa Rica as part of an Ole Miss summer school program. • Amanda R. Wilds is completing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas. • Peyton Nathaniel Traylor celebrates his second birthday.

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Advice for Levi and Bristol: Go back to school WASHINGTON — It seems we’re stuck with Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin as fixtures on the pop culture scene. They’re enjoying celebrity — or notoriety — too much to fade back into Alaskan obscurity. Nor does it seem likely that they will become role models for responsible, self-sacrificing marriage. Well, really, who believed they would? They are too young and too overexposed for that. Palin’s recent announcement that she has called off (again) her engagement to the father of her child is about as surprising as snow in her hometown. The surprise is that she denounced Johnston as a philanderer who is “obsessed with the limelight.” It’s certainly true that Johnston has been reluctant to end the flirtation with fame that began when then-Gov. Sarah Palin introduced him to the world at the Republican National Convention in 2008. Since then, he’s made the rounds of the celebrity-interview circuit and been pho-



They will serve as valuable role models if they put aside their limelight-seeking long enough to pursue an education.

tographed nude for Playgirl magazine. But the young Ms. Palin has hardly been hiding out in Wasilla. She denounced Johnston’s obsession even as her May 2009 star turn in People magazine — donning her high school graduation cap and gown, she graced the cover with her child — lingers in physicians’ waiting rooms. She has also taken on a high-profile role as a spokesperson for teen abstinence and appeared in an episode of a TV drama, “The Secret Life of an American Teenager.” During their very recent — and very brief — period of prenuptial happiness, the couple posed together on the cover

of US Weekly for a rumored $100,000. (US Weekly denied the sum, but glossy celebrity mags frequently pay for exclusives.) If the Bristol-Levi soap opera is going to continue through several more seasons, I’d like to see them add an unexpected plot twist: college degrees. They will serve as valuable role models if they put aside their limelightseeking long enough to pursue an education. For many young Americans, teen parenthood is a ticket to permanent poverty. Palin and Johnston have managed to obscure that mundane reality by taking advantage of their unlikely celebrity to make some serious money — Palin espe-

cially. She’s paid for her appearances as an abstinence ambassador; she’s also charging between $15,000 and $30,000 per talk on the speaker’s circuit. For those without a famous mom or almost-mom-in-law, teen parenthood is far less lucrative. Instead of glamour shots and Hollywood shopping sprees, most adolescent parents can expect a grind of deadend jobs, subsistence wages and less-than-first-rate child care. In an economy that puts a premium on post-secondary education, those without college degrees are less likely to earn middle-class wages, less likely to be able to save for a decent retirement, less likely to be able to afford to send their own children to college. The new global economy demands, at the very least, a two-year, post-secondary degree. But only about 40 percent of teen moms earn a high school diploma; another 23 percent eventually obtain a GED, according to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Preg-

nancy. But just 1.5 percent of teen moms have a college degree by age 30. For obvious reasons, the educational attainment of teen dads is harder to track, but their earnings are significantly less than those of their contemporaries, according to the National Campaign. Palin has, at least, finished high school and started taking courses at a community college, according to Harper’s Bazaar. Johnston remains a high school dropout. Does he really want his son to grow up with a father who didn’t even complete high school? In addition to setting a good example, Palin and Johnston would do themselves a favor by completing college. They won’t always be winsome young things courted by the entertainment mags and paid-appearance circuit. They’ll need to be able to earn a living the oldfashioned way — with a day job. •

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

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smart money Dear Bruce: My parents were married for 50 years when my mother suddenly died. My father has since remarried a very lovely woman, who has moved into my parents’ home. Recently, my dad added her name to the deed. How is this going to affect the will, which states that when my father passes away, the house is to be divided between my sister and I? She has a son. Is he going to have an BRUCE interest in our family home? — Reader, via e-mail Dear Reader: Depending on how this property was titled, the house may be entirely the


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husband’s upon your mother’s death. If the house is titled “tenants by the entirety” this means simply that when either person dies, the other person owns the entire property. This is also true with joint tenancy with the right of survivorship. If the intention was for you and your sister to have the rights to the house once your father passes away, see an attorney. Your father cannot now leave the property to you and your sister, as he now only owns half of the property. You should sit down with your father, alone, and go over this with him. If his intentions are still for you and your sister to have the house, this will need to get straightened out with the help of an attorney. •

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Summoned back from summer break, the House on Tuesday pushed through an emergency $26 billion jobs bill that Democrats said would save 300,000 teachers, police and others from election-year layoffs. President Barack Obama immediately signed it into law. Lawmakers streamed back to Washington for a one-day session as Democrats declared a need to act before children return to classrooms minus teachers laid off because of budgetary crises in states that have been hard-hit by the recession. Republicans saw it differently, calling the bill a giveaway to teachers’ unions and an example of wasteful Washington spending that voters will punish the Democrats for in this fall’s elections. The legislation was approved mainly along party lines by a vote of 247-161. The aid for the states is to be paid for mostly by closing a tax loophole used by multinational corporations and by reducing food stamp benefits for the poor. Obama, joined by teachers at a Rose Garden ceremony earlier in the day, said, “We can’t

State in line for $249.6 million By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi would receive $249.6 million for Medicaid and public schools under a jobs bill the U.S. House passed Tuesday. Republican Gov. Haley Barbour called the bill “terrible” and said it would force the state to cut spending on programs such as economic development. “This is Congress far exceeding the authority of the federal government by forcing states to change alreadyadopted budgets to meet the desires of the far left,” Barbour said in a news release. Barbour said to get the federal money, Mississippi would have to spend $50 million to $75 million more than the stand by and do nothing while pink slips are given to the men and women who educate our children or keep our communities safe.” The Senate narrowly passed the measure last Thursday, after the House had begun its August break. Two of Mississippi’s con-

Legislature budgeted for the fiscal year that began July 1. He said that would force spending cuts in areas such as law enforcement, human services and mental health. When lawmakers finished writing the state budget in April, leaders said they hoped the federal government would pump more money into Medicaid, a government health insurance program for the needy. The White House said that Mississippi’s allocation for education would be $97.8 million. Nancy Loome of the Parents Campaign, a group that promotes public education, said Tuesday that Mississippi schools badly need the federal money.

gressmen, Democrats Travis Childers and Bennie Thompson, voted for the bill. Republican Gregg Harper and Democrat Gene Taylor voted against it. The legislation provides $10 billion to school districts to rehire laid-off teachers or to ensure that more teachers

won’t be let go before the new school year begins. The Education Department estimates that could save 160,000 jobs. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said his department would streamline the application process to get the money to local school districts quickly. He said three-fourths of the nation’s districts have said they would be opening the school year with fewer teachers and “we wanted to avert a crisis for this year.” An additional $16 billion would extend for six months increased Medicaid payments to the states. That would free money for states to meet other budget priorities, including keeping more than 150,000 police officers and other public workers on the payroll. Some three-fifths of states have already factored in the federal money in drawing up their budgets for the current fiscal year. The National Governors Association, in a letter to congressional leaders, said the states’ estimated budget shortfall for the 2010-12 period is $116 billion, and the extended Medicaid payments are “the best way to help states bridge the gap between their worst fiscal year and the beginning of recovery.”

Stevens remembered as staunch supporter of Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — To much of the nation, Ted Stevens was the crotchety senator who famously referred to the Internet as “a series of tubes” and fought to build the “Bridge to Nowhere.” But to his constituents in Alaska, he was “Uncle Ted,” the state’s political patriarch who for four decades reliably delivered billions in federal dollars for the highways, pipelines and ports that helped move his sparsely populated state into the future. The wiry octogenarian was built like a birch sapling, but he liked to encourage comparisons with the Incredible Hulk — an analogy that seemed appropriate for his outsized place in Alaska history. “Though small of stature, Ted Stevens seemed larger than life, and anybody who knew him, knew him that way, for he built Alaska, and he stood for Alaska, and he fought for Alaskans,” said Gov. Sean Parnell. “Ted was a lion, who retreated before nothing.” Stevens was killed Monday at 86 in a plane crash in a remote part of the state while on his way to a fishing trip. More than 30 years ago, he survived the crash of a private jet at Anchorage International Airport that killed his first wife, Ann. Four others also died in the crash Monday outside Dillingham, about 325 miles southwest of Anchorage. Alaskans loved him, even when the pork-barrel proposals he spearheaded became notorious. “Ted always said, ‘To hell with politics. Do what is best for Alaska.’ He never apologized for fighting for his state, and Alaska is better for it today.” said Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat. Stevens began his career in the days before Alaska statehood and did not abandon politics until 2008, when he was convicted on corruption charges shortly before Election Day. But a federal judge threw out the verdict because of misconduct by federal prosecutors. He was appointed in December 1968 and became the longest-serving Republican in Senate history. (The late Strom Thurmond was in the Senate longer than Stevens, but he spent a decade there as a Democrat before switching to the GOP.) Stevens was a legend in his home state, but his standing was hurt by allegations he accepted a bonanza of home renovations and fancy trimmings from VECO Corp., a powerful oil field services contractor, and then lied about it on congressional disclosure documents. Indicted on federal charges in July 2008, he asked for

a n u n u su ally speedy trial, hoping to clear his name before Election Day. Instead, he was convicted in late OctoTed ber of all seven Stevens counts — and narrowly lost his Senate seat to Democrat Mark Begich in the election. Five months after the election, Attorney General Eric Holder dropped the indictment and declined to proceed with a new trial because of misconduct by federal prosecutors. Stevens never discussed the events publicly. When his party held a majority, Stevens was chairman of several Senate committees, including the powerful Rules and Appropriations panels. For three years, he was majority whip. When the Democrats took back control of the Senate in January 2007, he lost his chairmanships but remained ranking Republican member of the powerful Commerce Committee.

His skill in appropriating military and other federal money for Alaska earned him the reputation among many in Washington as a pork-barrel politician. “In the history of our country, no one man has done

more for one state than Ted Stevens. His commitment to the people of Alaska and his nation spanned decades, and he left a lasting mark on both.” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky.

The family of the late Sammy Brown Jr. wishes to acknowledge our appreciation of love, telephone calls, flowers, and monetary gifts during our time of bereavement. Special Thanks, God, Pastor Charlie Blackmore (Linda), St. Luke Freewill, New Mt. Pilgrim, Rev. Henry Williams Christian Home No. 1, Pleasant Grove, Edwards MS Pastors, Ministers, Dr. Barnes, Dr. F. Jones, Dr. Whitaker, Mrs. V. Wells, Mrs. Marie Pierce, Peggy Pierce, Vivian Pierce, Honorable Bennie G. Thompson, Rep. George Flaggs and family and friends at Walmart, Uptown florists, Jefferson Funeral Association.

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Space station astronauts take second crack at repairs CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A spacewalking astronaut relied on brute force to remove a balky ammonia line from a broken pump today, overcoming a hurdle that bogged down their previous effort to restore full cooling to the International Space Station. It was the second spacewalk in five days for Douglas Wheelock and Tracy Caldwell Dyson. This time, to everyone’s relief, there was no burst of ammonia from the jammed connector, just a few frozen flakes of the toxic stuff that leaked out. The space station has been operating with only half its usual cooling capability ever

The space station has been operating with only half its usual cooling capability ever since an ammonia pump failed 1 1/2 weeks ago. since an ammonia pump failed 1 1/2 weeks ago. Science research is on hold and unnecessary equipment is off until the pump can be replaced, a repair job that’s considered one of the most challenging in the 12-year history of the orbiting lab. The cooling system is crucial for keeping electronics from overheating. Wheelock had to yank the connector back and forth for several seconds before it popped off the failed pump, which could not be removed

until that last hose was unhooked. He shook so hard with his gloved hands that the TV images beamed down from his helmet camera were bumpy and full of static. “We didn’t tell the guys inside to hold on when you did that,” Mission Control joked. A day before today’s spacewalk, flight controllers lowered the pressure in the disabled cooling line — one of two identical loops. That made all the difference. There was none of the major leakage

that occurred during Saturday’s spacewalk. The leak developed around the jammed connector; the spacewalkers had to hammer the connector loose, then plug it back in to stop the stream of ammonia. As it turns out, there was no need for the astronauts to isolate the troublesome connector by closing off other valves, or by venting out any residual ammonia. Their objective today was to remove the broken 780pound pump, about the size of a bathtub. A spare would be installed during a third spacewalk Sunday. NASA originally figured two spacewalks would suffice. The jammed connector

and ammonia leak on the first outing, however, set everything back. Since the July 31 malfunction, the space station has had to get by on a single cooling loop. NASA wants the second line up and running again as soon as possible, in case the first one ends up broken, too. That would leave the orbiting lab in a precarious position, with only a limited amount of time for emergency repairs before the crew would have to abandon ship. Three Americans and three Russians are on board. Their safety has not been jeopardized by the cooling system trouble, and their comfort has not been compromised.

Mall Continued from Page A1. SuperCenter and The Home Depot as examples, among others. Weiner said his agreement with Kroger for its former building — located across the street from the current store at 2408 Pemberton Square Blvd. — allows for the replacement of the sign behind the grocery store. A computer rendering showed a large Kroger logo atop smaller spaces

for businesses in the mall. Weiner said the sign might also feature signboards for new tenants of the former Kroger building once it’s redeveloped. Board members Tim Fagerburg, Fred Katzenmeyer, Warren Jones and Tommie Rawlings approved the sign unanimously. Following the meeting, Weiner said the sign will go up in the weeks follow-

ing closing on the deal. He declined to discuss any specific plans for the mall or former Kroger building until the paperwork is completed, but said new tenants are likely. The purchase will not include any of the properties in the strip mall adjacent to the former Kroger building, he added. Anchored by Belk, Dillard’s and J.C. Penney department stores, the 25-year-old Pem-

berton Square mall is owned by CBL & Associates Inc. of Chattanooga, Tenn., which in February reduced its valuation of the retail area from $7.1 million to $1.4 million. Warren County values the property at $4.8 million for taxing purposes. The former Kroger building has been vacant since November 2008, and is owned by the grocery store chain, Weiner said.

According to Weiner Development’s website, the company has shopping center holdings in New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. From 1984 to 1997, Weiner managed all operations for Weiner Stores, a chain of 159 clothing stores in Texas and Louisiana.

ommended based on case law in Mississippi and American Bar Association standards for sanctions against attorneys. Three rules of professional conduct were violated as a result of Sanders’ sentence, the bar argues. Those govern criminal acts committed by an attorney, holding of third-party property and provisions against a lawyer violating or attempting to violate the rules themselves. The tribunal canceled a trial last December following Sanders’ admission during the proceeding that he did not file a return for any year since 1994 — which was stated in the original indictment in May 2008 — and that he mixed personal and business funds with clients’ funds or other party funds to keep his lawyer

trust account open and avoid bank fees. The accounts are typically used for client funds, real estate closings and other matters. The bar withdrew its allegation in the complaint, based on what it said was insufficient evidence, that Sanders did so to conceal income from the IRS, also alleged in the government’s indictment and denied by Sanders during the tribunal proceedings. “Those are proceedings I don’t comment on, but they are ongoing,” said Jacksonbased attorney and former Supreme Court Justice Fred L. Banks, who represented Sanders before the tribunal. Responses from Sanders’ counsel said he was “aware of his transgressions and remorseful concerning them” and he “willingly accepts a reasonable sanction.” Banks

asked for a sanction lighter than a three-year suspension, citing a “less negative disciplinary record” for Sanders than other attorneys who have gotten in trouble. Sanders grew up in Vicksburg before attending Harvard University for an economics degree and Emory University School of Law. In a letter to the tribunal, Sanders’ wife, Deborah, lauded his community service record and said her husband “is a man who has changed the lives of thousands of people around the state of Mississippi and beyond.” “Marshall is a man who rarely says no to those who are in need and because of this, his reputation is untarnished and strong,” her letter continued. “His integrity, loyalty, hard work and diligence are only a few of the reasons

he is respected and loved by so many people. He realizes that he has let them down. He hopes to begin anew to regain that trust.” Tribunals are chosen by the state Supreme Court to handle disciplinary cases against lawyers. Hearing the bar’s case for discipline against Sanders were Monticello-based Chancellor Joe Dale Walker and attorneys Ronald Peresich of Biloxi and Warren Conway of Gulfport. In several recent cases, licenses have been permanently revoked or surrendered by high-profile attorneys, including Dickie Scruggs of Oxford, former Hinds County District Attorney Ed Peters and Hinds Judge Bobby DeLaughter.

Jean L. Coney Jean L. Coney died Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at the Heritage House Nursing Home. She was 84. Born in Newton County, Miss., she was a former resident of Isola and had been a resident of Vicksburg for the past 15 years. Mrs. Coney was the daughter of the late Clarence Enox Leach and Ottie Lee Hedrick Leach. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Doug (Sue) Minchew of Starkville and Earl Durham of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Patsi (Wayne) Clements of Vicksburg; seven grandchildren; 10 great-



Tonight, partly cloudy; lows in the mid-70s; tomorrow, partly cloudy with highs in the upper 90s

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

Thursday-Saturday Highs in the 90s; lows in the 70s; chance of rain and thunderstorms later in the week.

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy with lows in the mid-70s

Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 95º Low/past 24 hours............... 76º Average temperature......... 86º Normal this date................... 81º Record low.......62º before 1885 Record high......99º before 1885 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............1.41 inches Total/year.............. 27.13 inches Normal/month......1.09 inches Normal/year........ 34.53 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 7:37 A.M. Most active................. 1:24 P.M. Active............................. 8:03 P.M. Most active.................. 1:50 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today....................... 7:52 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:51 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:25

RIVER DATA at Pascagoula, which will get all of the company’s Gulf Coast military shipbuilding following the closure of the Avondale, La., yard. Jackson County is building a training center for shipbuilding workers that can handle 1,000 students at a time. Casino revenue — an important tourism driver — had its first second quarterto-second quarter increase since 2007, albeit a tiny 0.18 percent. But the second quarter figure of $275 million in

winnings was still down 14.6 percent from the pre-meltdown second quarter of 2008, according to the Mississippi Department of Revenue. Long-term coastal casino revenue has been on the fall — even before the oil spill — because of the travel-cutting recession and increased competition for gambling dollars from Florida Indian reservation casinos. In addition, after Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and Mississippi in 2005, wiping

out the entire Mississippi coastal casino business, the remaining casinos in southeastern Louisiana experienced a huge boom, largely attributed to relief workers. The business council also noted that hotel tax collections were up 29.3 percent in May from May 2009 — probably due to spill workers — but restaurant tax collections dropped 0.4 percent over the same period. The business council said yet to be determined is the

long-range effect of the oil spill on tourism, including negative perceptions by would-be visitors. The council also said future commercial contracts in the second quarter of 2010 were up 20.4 percent from the same quarter of 2009, but still lagged 14.1 percent behind the pre-meltdown total in the second quarter of 2008. The latest contracts include a $36 million casino expansion and $11 million in Hancock government buildings.

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Continued from Page A1. 2,210, or 1.4 percent, from the first quarter of 2010. Over the year, construction was the biggest loser with 2,100 jobs, while government-education, likely boosted by temporary Census workers, was the biggest gainer with 510. From the first quarter of 2010, the leisure-hospitality sector was the biggest gainer, adding 1,200 jobs. Future employment drivers, the council said, likely will include the Northrop Grumman Corp. shipyard


Thursday-Saturday Highs in the 90s; lows in the 70s; chance of rain and thunderstorms

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Attorney tenced to 18 months in federal prison on two misdemeanor counts following a March 2009 plea agreement that allowed him to avoid a possible 15-year sentence on three felony counts for not paying federal income taxes from 2000 to 2003. Also, he was ordered to pay $1,025,453 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service. He is to be released from a correctional facility in Montgomery, Ala., on Oct. 16, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons website. Though incarcerated, Sanders remains licensed to practice law in Mississippi. The bar, which licenses attorneys, makes recommendations to the Supreme Court, which issues discipline orders. In the Sanders case, a three-year suspension is rec-


grandchildren; and other relatives, including Barry and Patti Beard of Vicksburg. Mrs. Coney was preceded in death by her husband, E.J. “Buck” Coney Jr.; a son, Allen Durham; one sister; and two brothers. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Burch, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Thursday until the service. Pallbearers will be Scott Minchew, Ricky Gullett, Lee Holliman, Mickey Holliman, Al Hitchcock and Brad Beard. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrea Alexander and the nurses and aides of Heritage House Nursing Home. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund, 3365 Porters Chapel Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.


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Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 26.6 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.6 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 11.2 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 12.8 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 3.3 | Change: -0.5º Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.9 | Change: -0.7 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................74.0 River....................................73.7

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 27.2 Friday....................................... 26.8 Saturday................................. 26.4 Memphis Thursday................................ 13.3 Friday....................................... 12.8 Saturday..................................12.4 Greenville Thursday................................ 32.3 Friday....................................... 32.0 Saturday................................. 31.6 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 26.7 Friday....................................... 26.5 Saturday................................. 26.2


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

In 1860 the Sisters of Mercy started St. Francis Xavier Academy with the Brothers of the Sacred Heart starting St. Aloysius in 1879. Followed by the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Spirit opening St. Mary’s Catholic School in 1906. To this day we continue this tradition by measuring our success by our students achievements and by the level of excellence at which skills are developed in our Catholic schools. Our commitment is to build a Christian community for Catholics as well as Non-Catholics in an environment of academic excellence at elementary and secondary levels.

Education –

Teachers strive to help students reach their academic and personal best. 99% of our graduates continue their education and move on to college.

Tradition –

The 150 year tradition of teaching students in a Christian environment still holds true today. We continue to challenge our students by preparing them for college and for life, just as the Sisters of Mercy, Brothers of the Sacred Heart & Missionary Sisters of the Holy Spirit did.

Atmosphere –


At St. Francis & St. Aloysius we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our students, and through them enriching the life of our community.


Service –

“The difference between ordinary & extraordinary is that little extra.” The students of St. Francis & St. Aloysius are well known for the “extra” time they give to serve in our community.

Celebrating –


We celebrate through daily prayer, monthly Mass, and the traditions of 150 years.

Club Listings – St. Aloysius and St. Francis have many extracurricular activities that would suit anyone. The schools have a variety of sports that would interest boys and girls. These are some of the activities, just to name a few: Environmental Club • Key Club • Mu Alpha Theta • National Honor Society • National Jr. Honor Society Math & Science Team • Jr. High Math & Science Teams • Retreat Team • AR Reading LIturgical Team • Library Club • Leo Club • Drama Club • Student Council • Chess Club • Mentoring Quiz Bowl • Yearbook Staff • Choral Music • Fellowship of Christian Athletes • Purple Pride Band Flashettes Dance Team • Cheerleading Squad • Football • Track • Baseball • Soccer • Cross Country Basketball • Softball (slow & fast pitch) • Tennis • Golf • Swim Team • Power Lifting

St. Francis Xavier • St. Aloysius Pre-school through 12th grade

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SCHOOL & YOUTH WE DN E SDAY, August 11, 2010 • SE C TI O N B w w w.4kids B2 | COMICS B4 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

BULLETIN BOARD We welcome items for Bulletin Board. Submit items by e-mail (, postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (6340897), or delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road by Monday for publication Wednesday. Be sure to include your name and phone number.

Achievements • Robotics teams from Warren Central High School, Provine High School and a homeschool group from Brandon, all sponsored by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, have been chosen to receive grants from the National Defense Education Program for participation in the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition during the 20102011 season. The teams were among 52 chosen to receive funding from more than 100 applicants.

Degrees • Vicksburg students who graduated during Hinds Community College’s summer commencement were Justin Brown, Gautam Dhawan, Cortni Hamilton, Dana Hawkins, David Henderson, Erich Hohm, Brandi Hoxie, Yolanda Lewis, Antoinette Selvy, Mallory Wells, Audriana Williams, Lafarran Durman, Ann Elliott, Matthew Floriani, Dana Hawkins, Arlene Jarvis, Amanda McMillian, Kelly Mitchell, Jessica Pennington, Shanta Porter, Jenoris Smith, Lashonda Ware, Chandrea Dorsey, Joshua Lawrence, Christina Lewis, Amanda Shiers, Jana Sikes, Caleb Smith, Brittany Stocks, Haley Truesdell, Jennifer Turner and Jennifer Warnock. • Catherine Louisa Durst has graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, where she received the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. Catherine Louisa Durst She received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and a minor in chemistry in 2005 from the University of Mississippi. A 2001 graduate of Sharkey-Issaquena Academy, she is the daughter of Donald and Lottie Durst of Anguilla. Durst has joined the Louisiana State University Pediatric Residency Program at the Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, where she will complete a threeyear postdoctoral training program.

Upcoming events • GRE Admissions Test Review — 6-10 p.m. Aug. 26 and 31 and Sept. 2 at Mississippi College; cost, $249; registration deadline Aug. 20; 601-925-3263. • Mississippi Youth Symphony Orchestra Auditions — 5-7 p.m. Sept. 3 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 4, F.D. Hall Music Center at Jackson State University; Deborah Runyan, 601-497-7947 or for information.


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By Manivanh Chanprasith

The Mississippi Department of Education publishes a web page that teachers can access in planning lessons that involve movement and activity, said Hullum. It’s good for the kids and the teachers, she said: “It energizes them.” The junior high and high schools employ PE teachers and daily classes are part of a student’s regular schedule, unless he or she is an athlete on a team, Hullum said. During the year, students also participate in activities such as Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart, sponsored by the American Heart Association; cancer walks; and other service events that involve physical activity. Schools are also encouraged to participate in a yearly fitness test, such as the President’s Challenge to Physical Fitness, and each school’s annual field day is always a popular event, Hanks said. Cafeterias at all VWSD schools aim to serve nutritionally-balanced meals, low- and nonfat dairy products and limited salty snacks. Foods such as fried chicken are cut to once a month by director of child nutrition Gail Kavanaugh. Many foods are steamed, and even french fries are now baked, she has said. “Kids are not going to get fat on what they are fed in our cafeterias,” said interim Superintendent Donald Oakes. Trust for America’s Health emphasizes that at any age, obesity is a national, not just local, problem. More than two-thirds of the states, 38, now have obesity rates greater than 25 percent. In 1991, no state had an obesity rate above

Students in Vicksburg seeking elementary education degrees won’t have to go far. Lorman-based Alcorn State University is offering bachelor’s and master’s programs in Vicksburg. “We started this program in Registration January will be from 2 and we’re to 6 p.m. Aug. accept18 at Alcorn’s ing more Vicksburg ofstudents fice, 1514 into the Cherry St. program Classes start this fall,” Aug. 23. Call said Dr. 601-629-3538 Ruth or 601-304Nichols, 4335, or visit ASU’s www.alcorn. vice president for edu. branch campuses. “We’re expecting more students for the master’s program.” The programs, called accelerated courses, are designed for students who have completed some college — at least two years for the bachelor’s program and, for the master’s program, a bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate. “This program is intended for nontraditional students who have jobs,” Nichols said. Classes will be offered twice a week, and are broken up into two, eight-week sessions per semester. Online classes are also available. Students may register in Vicksburg a week from today, Aug. 18, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Alcorn’s Cherry Street office. Classes are set to begin Aug. 23, and will be conducted at Hinds Community College’s Vicksburg campus off Mississippi 27. Courses are also offered in Natchez. Financial aid and scholarships are available, Nichols said, as are out-of-state grants. Alcorn, founded in 1871, was the nation’s first statesupported institution for the higher education of AfricanAmericans. It enrolls about 3,200 students at three locations — the main campus at Lorman and two satellite programs at Natchez and Vicksburg.

See VWSD, Page B3.

See Alcorn, Page B3.

VWSD gets moving to fight obesity stats

To enroll

By Pamela Hitchins

The latest figures are in, and Mississippi’s figures are still among the largest in the nation. More than a third of all adults and nearly one in four children in the state fall into the “fat” category, according to “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010,” a report published by the Trust for America’s Health. Healthier eating habits, naturally, are among the recommendations to combat childhood obesity, but increased physical activity is also a must. Both are part of the Vicksburg Warren School District’s Wellness Policy, which serves about 9,000 students. “Physical activity is just a part of the policy that each of the schools follows,” said Charles “Bubba” Hanks, former principal of Redwood Elemenhttp://healthyameritary who helped oversee staff over the sity2010/ summer at the district’s offices on Mississippi 27, which includes the child nutrition and nursing departments. Obese children are at risk of developing high cholesterol and blood pressure, early heart disease, diabetes, bone problems and skin conditions such as heat rash, fungal infections and acne, says the online health forum, WebMD. In addition, overweight kids are more prone to depression, sadness and other emotional problems. The VWSD’s wellness policy mandates 150 minutes of physical activity each week for students in kindergarten through eighth grade and a 1/2 Carnegie unit class for high-schoolers. Older students can also substitute the equivalent in an extracurricular activity such as the marching band or sports, said Assistant Superintendent Debra Hullum. To meet the requirement, the elementary schools begin with physical education classes, Hanks said. Over the four nine-week terms, students attend a 45- to 50-minute PE class once or twice a week. The balance of the 150 minutes is made up of daily 20-minute recesses, Hanks said. Plus, the district’s wellness policy discourages teachers from withholding recess as punishment. Younger students, such as kindergartners, may need and get two recesses daily, he said. As schools got under way last week with temperatures in the mid- to high-90s and heat indices over 100, students were provided indoor activities because it’s just too hot outside, Sherman Avenue principal Ray Hume said. “Our teachers also do physical activities with the kids during lesson time,” Hanks said. Many teachers will break up seatwork with standing, stretching, jumping, moving around and doing hands-on projects, and these are included in the teachers’ lesson plans, he said.


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Kori Babb leads kindergartners in a physical education class Monday at Dana Road Elementary.

Technology interns sought for Warren, area public schools By David Hopper A Mississippi-based nonprofit is seeking interns to help public schools increase the use of technology in the classroom. Public schools in Warren, Claiborne, Issaquena and Sharkey counties are among those eligible to receive interns from TeachUp, which is operated by Digital Opportunity Trust, an international organization with an office in Picayune. A total of 200 interns will be deployed throughout the state. “They are like a coach to the teachers,” said Jo G.

To apply TeachUp interns must email a resume and writing sample on why technology is important to Applicants must then pass a test. Visit jobboard. Prichard of Digital Opportunity Trust. “They go to each classroom and watch what the teachers are doing. They sit down with the teachers and ask them what they would most like help with.” Fifteen interns — one for

each school — will be hired in Warren County, one of 20 counties in the state set to use the program. Assignments will last one academic year. Once accepted, applicants will undergo a 40-hour training session, which starts Monday. The goal is to have all interns working before Labor Day, Prichard said. Applicants must have completed two years of college or have equivalent experience, be at least age 19 and able to work 40 hours a week. Interns will be paid a $950 monthly stipend and a $5,350 award at the end of the assignment, set to end in late

June. An intern’s 40-hour week will consist of 20 hours with teachers; 10 hours in community learning centers, where they will work with community members on technology skills; and 10 hours of flex time, where they’ll conduct research, attend training sessions, and conduct training sessions. “It sounds like a wonderful program,” said Shelley Plett, supervising director of technology for the Vicksburg Warren School District. “We have a lot of technology in terms of computers, software and equipment, such as response systems,”

which allows students to take tests on computers using a hand-held remote control. The newest technology in the VWSD is the SMART board, an electronic, interactive device used for presentations. TeachUp was founded in 2006 to help Gulf Coast and New Orleans-area schools recover from Hurricane Katrina. Other counties involved in the interns program are Bolivar, Coahoma, Desoto, Lafayatte, Leflore, Holmes, Humphreys, Marshall, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, Washington and Yazoo counties.


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Gigagalaxy Zoom, www.giga, takes young earthlings on a fantastic voyage into the twinkling universe above us. Mouse over the different galaxies shown and then zoom in to closely examine specific clusters. Continue to click your way across the southern sky, such as Omega Centauri awash in starry light, or the Magellanic Clouds, which glow brightly when seen from Earth. This site could be used in tandem with a telescope to get a good look at the heavens from your backyard.

The British Museum's Museum Explorer,, is a fabulous compilation of history, archaeology and culture spanning the planet. You can search by region or by topics such as warfare, dress and ornament, and even death. Choose tools and technologies in Africa and get a close look at mud cloth and chopping tools. You can get to know the gods of ancient Greece who were honored through athletics and theatre. Bookmark this for projects. Which Egyptian gods looked after the home?

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school by school Bovina • Students participating in the Summer Reading Program were Holden Ginn, Raven McDonald, Aayanna Chapman, Skyler Gibson, Caydee Schweitzer, Sarah Lewis, McKayla Quinton, Bryce Holman, Shelby Hartley, Wes Bryan, Hannah Huntley, Sydnie Smith, Danielle Gray, Jer’Darriyus Jackson, KeArius Bailey, Jasmine Jefferson, Anna Bull, Kaitlyn Moore, Amber Busby, Austin Holman, Jada Guise, Larry Chambliss, Sarah Elizabeth Hoxie, Cloe McGowan, Andy Poole, Andrew Hearld, Gabriel Poole, Nathan Poole, Nicholas Fedrick, Matthew Fedrick, Tyler Caldwell, Emily Bull, Taylor Gaddis, Zoee Cole, Jack Shelton, Ian Townsend, Hope Rea Sibley, Lauren Hughes, Sarah Lewis, Marquan Jones, Natalie Edwards, Annalyn Nevels, Logan Hardin, Brett Hoover, John William Madison, Joseph Ertle, Callie Schweitzer, Cole Schweitzer and Cooper Madison. • Parents and students participated in a back-to-school ice cream social. Faculty, parents and students participated in Project Sync backto-school kickoff at Outlets at Vicksburg. • School supplies were donated by Bovina Baptist Church and Betsy Selby. • PTO members Kim Kittrell, Cathy Walters and Demetra Bryan prepared a pancake breakfast for faculty. • New staff members are Kevin Cooksey, Shawn Lee, Rea Williamson, Dru Holdiness, Anna Katherine Hoover and Libby Nunnalee.

Good Shepherd • Preschool students of Carmen Collins and Gloria Williams made applesauce and will create confetti candy apples.

4-H state awards

• Morgan Abraham’s kindergartners painted a bus after reading a book about buses. • Third-grade students of Heather Williams and Candice Reed presented “me” bags as part of a getacquainted activity. • PTA hosted a welcomeback breakfast for faculty and staff members. • Parents visited teachers and classrooms during an orientation session.

attend the MCT2 Parent Showdown from 9 until 11 a.m. Aug. 21. Parents will have a light breakfast, receive MCT2 test scores and learn ways to help improve test scores. • Wednesdays are $1 Jean Day; proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to send Box Tops for Education and used ink cartridges to the school for recycling.

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• Junior high football parents met with Coach B.J. Smithhart. • Seventh-graders met with high school mentors during orientation. • The “Car for Christmas” raffle is under way at the school and online, featuring a 2010 Dodge Challenger. • PTO hosted breakfast for faculty and staff members. Faculty and staff attended a retreat at Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle in Jackson. • Varsity cheerleaders and Flashettes performed at the citywide pep rally.

• The school is collecting box tops, which may be turned in to Jennifer Wooley in the library.

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Warren County 4-H members who placed fourth in state competition for their creation of a horse educational display are, kneeling from left, McKenzie Milburn, Web Bryan and Elizabeth Holloway.

Jacob’s Ladder • Cheryl Grogan provided lunch for students. • Students participated in a back-to-school barbecue.

Redwood • Volunteers who helped prepare the school for the new year were Steven Chan-


MEAL PRICES: Elementary School Breakfast, 75 Cents; Reduced Breakfast 25 cents; Lunch $2.25; Reduced Lunch 40 Cents Secondary School Breakfast, $1; Reduced Breakfast 25 cents; Lunch $2.25; Reduced Lunch, 40 cents In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

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Standing are Polly McGee, left, and John Whitehead. Other 4-H members assisting with the display were Sara Beth Simms, Kerry McElroy and Austin Crabtree.

nell, Brandon Lewis, Brian Parker, Ray Sanderson, Melanie Graves, John Sanderson, Rachel Gillis, Elijah Qualls, Ashleigh McEachern, Hannah Grace Parker, Taylor McClain, Stephan Perirs, Conner Hughey and Blake Hughey. • Parents are encouraged to join PTO. Membership is $5 per family.

• School nurses and speech pathologists conducted vision and hearing screenings on kindergarteners and first-graders.

Sherman Avenue • New playground equipment and surface have been installed using money from a PTO fundraiser.

Elementary Schools Breakfast

Monday: Cereal with Cinnamon Toast, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Breakfast Chicken Patty with Biscuit, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Scrambled Eggs, Grits, Toast with Jelly, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Biscuit with Ham, Fruit Cocktail, Milk Friday: French Toast with Syrup, Chilled Peach Slices, Milk

Elementary Schools Lunch

Monday: Chicken Nuggets, Chef Salad, Whipped Potatoes, Cheesy Broccoli, Kiwi Wedges, Orange Smiles, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Tuesday: Loaded Baked Potato, BBQ Rib Sandwich, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Chilled Pear Slices, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Yeast Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Pepperoni Pizza Wedges, Southern Fried Chicken, Quick Baked Potatoes, California Veggies, Pineapple Tidbits, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Whole

• Faculty and staff members participated in a classroom management workshop led by Mark McCloud. • Victor and Katrina Johnson, Nicholas Johnson and representatives of China Buffet, Garfield’s, Hibachi Grill, Walmart and Cracker Barrel donated time and/or gift certificates in preparation for the school year. PTO members provided breakfast for the faculty and staff on the first day of school. • Open house will begin at 5 p.m. Monday. All parents and students are encouraged to attend; topics will include federal programs, Title I/ AARRA, parental involvement and meeting teachers. • Parents are invited to

Warren Central High • Meet the Vikings will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Viking Stadium. • Welcome Night for all parents of NJROTC Cadets will be at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Warren Central Intermediate • The school will host a parent discipline seminar from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m. Thursday to present the school’s behavior plan and from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to review the plan and organize a parent discipline advisory committee. • Open house will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday. • New faculty members are Latonya Dee, Shamika Shelby and Shaquita Taylor, Americorps assistants; Deborah Sanders, behavior intervention specialist; Janet Brown, music; Janet Powers, library; Sheila Erves, counselor; Brook Pursley, speech therapist; Teague Burchfield, assistant principal; Marilyn Whitley, third grade teacher; Shannon Barnard, fourth-grade teacher; and Alicia Carson, Lina Williams and Celia Gray, fifth-grade teachers.

Tuesday: Southern Fried Chicken, Grilled Chicken Salad, Monte Cristo Sandwich, Corn Dog, Whipped Potatoes, Green Peas, Carrot Sicks with Dip, Chilled Peach Slices, Pear and Kiwi Medley, Whole Wheat Roll, Banana Pudding, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Turkey and Cheese Sandwich, Chicken & Biscuit Dumplings, Burrito & Chili Topping, Chef Salad, Creole Green Beans, Whole Secondary Schools Breakfast Kernel Corn, Garden Salad, Oven-Baked Potato Monday:Breakfast Burrito, Fruit Juice, Milk Wedges, Oranges, Nectarines, Rosey Applesauce, Tuesday: Biscuit with Ham, Fruit Juice, Milk Central Mississippi Cornbread, Chocolate Pudding, Wednesday:Biscuit with Egg, Fruit Juice, Milk Milk, Fruit Juice Thursday: French Toast with Syrup, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Hamburger, Loaded Baked Potato, Friday: Cinnamon Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Chef Salad, Spicy Chicken Wrap, Seasoned Lima Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Garden Salad, Secondary Schools Lunch Tropical Apples, Melon Cubes, Grapes, Whole Monday: Fish Nuggets, Chef Salad, Southwestern Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Friday: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Tomato Stuffed Chicken Sandwich, Tomato Stuffed with Chicken Salad, Garden Salad, Southern Greens, Oven-Baked with Tuna Salad, Ham, Turkey and Cheese on Bun, Chef Salad, Oven Fries, Garden Salad, Baked Potato, Potato Wedges, Plums, Apples, Watermelon Corn on the Cob, Banana Berry Blend, Fresh Fruit Chunks, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Vanilla Bowl, Frozen Fruit Juice Bar, Milk, Fruit Juice Pudding, Milk, Fruit Juice

Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Thursday: Red Beans and Rice with Sausage, Corn Dog Nuggets, Vegetable Sticks, Tossed Salad, Chilled Peach Slices, Bananas, Milk, Fruit Juice Friday: Beef Taco, Chef Salad, San Antonio Beans, Mexicali Corn, Rosey Applesauce, Plums, Milk, Fruit Juice

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


My (homework) space

Creating a private place for concentration matters By The Associated Press Kids might want to do their homework at the kitchen table with a sea of activity surrounding them. But experts say they shouldn’t. “Build a space dedicated to homework and eliminate distractions,” advises Douglas C. Merril, a former Google spokesman and author of the new “Getting Organized in the Google Era” (Broadway Books). According to Merril, everyone thinks they can multitask, but our brains just aren’t cut out for it. In her new book, “Right-Sizing Your Home” (Northwest Arm Press, 2010), consultant Gale Steves agrees. She writes, “Although kids gravitate to the kitchen or family room — where parents can keep a watchful eye on them — ultimately having a workspace of their own is important.” And Maxwell GillinghamRyan, founder of the design blog, taught school in New York City before he became an interior designer. Each year he would visit students’ homes, and here’s what he observed: “Invariably, the children who did best in school came from homes that were calm, wellorganized and attractive,” he says. “A child’s homework space should be as simple and practical as possible,” he believes. “Children need a private, separate environment where they can concentrate and get through their work.” While homework space must be functional and well organized, it also should be somewhere the child wants to spend time. “Get your child involved in the design,” advises Susanna Salk, interior designer and contributor to the “Today” show. “Have them look at pictures and say what they like.” Salk’s book, “Room for Children: Stylish Spaces for Sleep and Play” (Rizzoli, 2010), compiles pictures of children’s rooms decorated by well-known designers. She

A desk that design web blogger Maxwell GillinghamRyan bought at an antique shop and refurbished for his daughter

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A desk and hutch from Lea Furniture’s Freetime Collection believes that a child’s workspace should have an inspirational element, and suggests checking out the wall art available on, where you can find murals that are easy to move, are stain-resistant, and can transform even a tiny homework space with a beautiful landscape or world map.

Most children are inspired by having something like what their parents use, GillinghamRyan suggests. “My daughter likes to have something that my wife or I have on our own desks. Consider giving your child a pen, lamp, stapler or mouse pad like your own.” When selecting furnishings

for homework space, keep in mind that your little girl or boy is going to get bigger and older. “Don’t just look at kids’ stuff,” Salk says. Consider good adult task lighting, and keep in mind that a nice wooden table can serve as a good desk. Gilling-

ham-Ryan favors desks made from wood. “Natural materials help a child to feel grounded,” he says. He believes there is a healthier energy from natural materials and fewer propensities for a child to write on them. He recommends the adjustable wood desks available from North-woods in Ontario, Canada. He also suggests avoiding fluorescent lighting, selecting instead halogen or incandescent light. Stock up on containers, trays and baskets. “If their homework space is well-organized, children are more likely to keep it that way,” Salk says. The Container Store has a large selection of such accessories in many sizes and styles. But don’t overdo storage or your child will wind up hoarding a lot of stuff that could be thrown out. “Storage always wants to be full, and anything you can’t see has a tendency to live there forever,” Gillingham-

Ryan warns. Use baskets and open containers so you can see what’s there and encourage your kids to keep editing things out. Fortunately, you do not need a large space to create a good homework area. If space is limited, Steves suggests placing a desk under the top bunk instead of another bed, and creating storage with a small file caddy on wheels. She also suggests thinking vertically when space is limited. A hutch or shelves above a desk provide storage as well as space to display children’s work. You can affordably put up some shelves using a system like the Elfa storage system, available at the Container Store. No matter how appealing and private the homework space may be, encourage your child to take a break. “The human brain can only focus on any one thing for about an hour. It is more effective to take a break and come back to homework,” Merrill advises.

Just because it’s in a brown bag doesn’t always mean it’s healthy By Ginna Parsons The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal TUPELO — When it comes to the lunches our children are eating at school, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The good news is school cafeterias across Mississippi have worked hard in the past couple of years to rid menus of excessive fat, sugar and calories. Soon, they’ll begin to incorporate whole grains and lowsodium items into cafeteria fare. The bad news is parents aren’t doing a very good job at home of packing healthy lunches for the kids who like to brown-bag it. They also aren’t setting good examples at the dinner table. “Last fall, I was a teacher’s assistant in a kindergarten class, so I saw sack lunches versus cafeteria lunches,” said Brenda Massey, director

The bad news is parents aren’t doing a very good job at home of packing healthy lunches for the kids who like to brown-bag it. They also aren’t setting good examples at the dinner table. ‘Last fall, I was a teacher’s assistant in a kindergarten class, so I saw sack lunches versus cafeteria lunches,’ said Brenda Massey, director of food services for the Booneville School District. ‘You’d be amazed at the sack lunches full of sugar. I’m talking really unhealthy stuff.’ of food services for the Booneville School District. “You’d be amazed at the sack lunches full of sugar. I’m talking really unhealthy stuff.” Often, parents think that because a food carries a label with the word “fruit” on it, it’s something good, said Leanne Davis, a registered dietitian at the North Mississippi Medical Center’s Wellness Center. “Fruit chews, Fruit Roll-Ups, Strawberry Pop-Tarts, CapriSun Fruit Drinks, sweetened applesauce — these are not real fruits,” said Davis. “If it doesn’t say 100 percent fruit juice or if it has added sugar,

it doesn’t count.” So what’s a parent to do? “Think about the Food Guide Pyramid,” said Davis. “Look at that pyramid and see what you could put in that lunch box. Could you get a whole grain, a piece of fruit, a veggie, some protein and a little bit of fat? When I’m building a lunch box, I’m trying to think color, variety and texture.” For instance, you might put a tablespoon of peanut butter on a whole wheat tortilla, top it with a sliced banana and roll it up. Put a small bag of pretzels with that and buy a carton of milk in the cafeteria

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nurse, cafeteria manager and volunteer parents. Some councils organize annual health fairs to provide information, sometimes weight and body-fat measurements

and fun activities, too. “These are directed at the parents, too,” Oakes said, stressing that good nutrition and healthy activity levels need to start at home.

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and you’re good to go. For the non-meat eater, you could pack 2 percent cheese cubes, grapes, pretzels, a granola bar and a bottle of water. Or how about a salad made with spring greens, grilled chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots? “Make it as colorful as you can,” she said. “Put the dressing on the side and add a piece of fruit to round it out.” Davis warned parents not to cram too much food into younger children’s sack lunches. “A second-grader only needs half of a sandwich,” she said. “He only needs one or two ounces of sliced turkey, a half-slice of cheese, a half-cup of fruit and maybe a couple of carrots. You don’t want to overwhelm the little ones, but you do want to make sure the older ones have enough.” For older students and especially athletes, tucking an

extra piece of fruit or a granola bar in the lunch box for an afternoon snack is also a good idea, Davis said. What about those parents who don’t have the time, energy or desire to pack school lunches? That’s where the school cafeteria comes in. “We have worked so hard to find innovative ways to prepare meals so that students can still have their favorite foods, but also make healthy choices,” said Lynne Rogers, director of food service for the Tupelo public schools. “My motto is, ‘All foods can fit,”’ she said. “If a child wants to select french fries, he should be able to put a meal together that incorporates french fries.” By the way, those french fries are baked, as are potato rounds, steak fingers and fried chicken. “I think parents need to know what we’re doing, how we’re preparing our foods and the ingredients we’re using,” she said. So, if that student chooses those french fries, maybe he could pick up the grilled chicken sandwich with tomatoes and lettuce on a whole grain bun to go with them instead of the taco supreme. If he adds a fresh fruit cup

and a carton of milk, he’s got a healthy meal. Each lunch meal offered in the cafeteria has five components: milk, meat, fruit, vegetables and bread. Every day, students are given a choice of 1 percent plain milk or 0.5 percent flavored milk; two meat choices; two fruit choices; two vegetable choices; and one or two bread choices. The student may choose as many as five components, but must have a minimum of three. “Servers encourage them to have all five,” Rogers said. “But it’s not the same as counting the number of items on a tray. For instance, pizza is a meat and a bread. So a student could choose pizza and a carton of milk and be compliant. But we’d rather them go back and see if they could pick one or two more items they might like.” Massey said one reason students tend to make less than desirable choices in the cafeteria is because they’re not learning to eat healthfully at home. “Normally, the children won’t pick up a whole wheat roll or a whole grain roll because that’s not what they’re used to,” she said. “They’ve got to learn that at home or at least be guided that way.”

Oakes and Hanks said there’s a greater emphasis on PE now, especially in the younger grades. “Forty years ago we didn’t need PE in the elementary

schools,” Hanks said. “Kids weren’t sitting at home playing video games and watching TV, and they were eating home-cooked meals and not going to fast-food restau-

rants. They were going outside, playing ball and running around. Now it’s needed because things have changed so much.”

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Each Wednesday in School·Youth

The Vicksburg Post


TOPIC WE DN E SDAY, Aug ust 11, 2010 • SE C TI O N C


Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

ON THE MENU BY Staff Reports

We welcome your items for On the Menu, a wrap-up of area food events. Submit items by e-mail (newsreleases@vicksburgpost. com), postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (601-634-0897), delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road, or by calling 601-636-4545 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. If corresponding by fax, mail or e-mail, be sure to include your name and phone number.

On the calendar: • Clash in the Kitchen — Second annual fundraiser for Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Association postponed until September; 601-5402995. • Classics in the Courtyard — Each Friday, Oct. 15-Nov. 15; local entertainers and restaurants; $9 per person; reservations required by 5 p.m. Thursdays; 601-631-2997 or info@southernculture. org.

this week’s recipe

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas 8 soft corn tortillas Filling 3 cups chicken broth 4 pieces boneless skinless chicken breast (6-8 ounces) 1 bay leaf, fresh or dried 2 sprigs fresh oregano 1 small onion, quartered 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin Salt Sauce 2 cups tomato sauce 2 teaspoons hot cayenne pepper sauce, several drops 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon chili powder 2 1/2 cups Monterey Jack shredded cheese Preheat oven to 275°. Wrap corn tortillas in foil and warm in the oven. Bring broth to a boil in a saute pan. Set chicken into broth with bay leaf and oregano and onion. Return to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer. Poach chicken in broth 10 minutes. Remove chicken breasts to a bowl and shred with 2 forks. Add 1/2 cup of cooking liquid and tomato paste, spices and salt and work through the chicken using the forks. Combine all sauce ingredients and heat through, keeping warm until needed. Remove tortillas from oven and switch broiler on high. Pile chicken mixture into warm corn tortillas and roll. Line casserole or baking dish with enchiladas, seam side down. Pour hot tomato sauce over the chicken enchiladas and top with cheese. Place enchiladas in hot oven 6 inches from broiler and broil 5 minutes to melt cheese and set enchiladas.


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Fundraiser organizers, from left, are Ron Anderson and Sue Tolbert, the Rev. Charles Parish of First Church of the Nazarene and Jo Ann Frazier, corps officer of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary.

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary adds spice to fundraiser By David Hopper It’s fiesta time, and classic Mexican cuisine is on the menu for a Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary fundraiser. “The auxiliary is serving up hope,” said Sue Tolbert, a member of the group and co-chair of the event, set for Saturday evening at the First Church of the Nazarene. “That’s what we do with anything that we do, and we’re constantly

If you go A Mexican food fundraiser by the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the First Church of Nazalooking for ways to raise money.” Served from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church on Wisconsin Avenue, will be chicken enchiladas, rice, refried beans and beverages. The

rene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $7, and must be purchased in advance. Call Sue Tolbert at 601-5297574, Ron Anderson at 601831-4003 or the Salvation Army at 601-636-2706. enchiladas will be prepared at the church, and the rice and beans will be donated by El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant. Tickets are $7 each and must be bought in advance; a total of 300

are available. Patrons may dine at the church or pick up their food. The event will also feature a bake sale. The 96-member Women’s Auxiliary conducts fundraisers; helps furnish volunteers, distributes food and clothes and staffsxx emergency shelters; and coordinates hospital visits. The group meets each first Monday at the Salvation Army’s headquarters on Mission 66. Also, the needy are fed daily there. First Church of the Naza-

rene has a growing Hispanic membership of about 22, and that’s one of the reasons why Mexican food was chosen, Tolbert said. Ron Anderson, a member of the Salvation Army and First Church of the Nazarene boards and co-chair of the fundraiser, said, “During a time of economic trouble, there are more people who need the services — and they all need our help. Whether they’ve lost a job or housing, the Salvation Army is there.”

seriously Simple summer salads

Beans make dish good, are good for you, too

Give watermelon a twist by adding bacon to mix

By Jim Romanoff The Associated Press

By J.M. Hirsch AP food editor

similar natural law) or feta cheese.

Following the axiom that bacon makes everything better, I decided to use it to jazz up that staple of summer celebrations — fruit salad. I started with a basic fruit salad of watermelon, strawberries and diced apples. I then dressed that with a simple vinaigrette of olive oil and lemon juice spiked with salt and pepper. You could stop right there, because a splash of acid (the vinaigrette) does wonders to bring out the sweetness of fruit. Crumbled bacon and slivered fresh basil are used to top the salad, offering a savory, salty and (in the case of the basil) peppery contrast to the fruit. Finally, if you simply can’t accept bacon in a fruit salad (and refuse to accept the universal truth of bacon’s ability to improve all things), substitute crumbled parmesan (which is governed by a

Watermelon Salad with Basil and Bacon

Beans are somewhat of a nutritional miracle worker. Along with being an excellent source of protein, they’re packed with fiber and other plant-based nutrients. Plus, they’re extremely low in fat, can prolong the feeling of fullness after a meal, and can help control blood sugar levels. This summery salad stars black-eyed peas, a bean named for a prominent black spot. Chock-full of fresh tomatoes and parsley, and tossed in a lemony dressing, the dish is reminiscent of a Middle-Eastern tabbouleh salad, but much more satisfying.

Black-eyed Peas, Tomato and Parsley Salad 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Two 15 1/2-ounce cans blackeyed peas 1 small red onion, quartered and thinly sliced 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 3/4 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley, plus a few sprigs for garnish Combine the lemon juice, garlic, sugar, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil. Whisk until completely emulsified. Add the black-eyed peas and red onion. Toss to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. In a large serving bowl, combine the tomatoes, parsley and marinated black-eyed pea mixture. Toss thoroughly to coat. Season with additional salt and pepper. Serve garnished with parsley sprigs.

Black-eyed Peas, Tomato and Parsley Salad

Watermelon Salad with Basil and Bacon

6 cups cut watermelon 2 cups quartered fresh strawberries 2 green apples, cored and diced 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 6 slices cooked and cooled bacon, crumbled 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil In a large bowl, combine the watermelon, strawberries and apples. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Drizzle the mixture over the fruit, then gently toss to combine. Scatter the bacon and basil over the salad. Serve at room temperature.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

The 20 burgers of summer

Paul Kirk keeping it simple, meaty with BBQ flair Part of an AP series featuring burgers created by the biggest names in the food world • By J.M. Hirsch AP food editor

Simple and meaty. Pretty obvious and pretty good. It’s the essence of a great burger, according to Paul Kirk, a man who clearly knows his meat. He’s one of the world’s most accomplished barbecue gurus — with some 450 awards, including seven World Barbecue Championships — as well as executive chef at New York’s R.U.B. BBQ restaurant. “This may sound too obvious, but what makes a burger great is the meat. You can add different things to your patties or top them with whatever you’d like, but if you don’t start with the right foundation, the whole building will crumble, right?” he said in an interview by e-mail. Kirk says he’s all for experimenting with blends of different cuts of meat, but says the most important part for the home cook to focus on is the ratio of fat. “Keep it somewhere in the 80/20 range, and you’ll end up with a flavorful, juicy burger,” he said. “After that, I like to keep things pretty simple. Some hearty white buns and maybe some onion, but I don’t top ’em with too much. I like to let the meat shine.” And so we asked Kirk to bring his barbecue expertise to AP’s 20 Burgers of Summer series. “The creation of my BBQ burger was a no-brainer. We had some chopped brisket available, as we tend to have at the restaurant, and thought about mixing a little

Paul Kirk

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Paul Kirk’s BBQ Burger of it in with our burger patty,” he said. “It took two or three tests before we got the right balance so that you could taste the smokiness of the meat through the burger.” To up the barbecue flavor even more, Kirk added some of his dry barbecue rub to the burgers just before tossing them on the grill.

He suggests using whatever variety rub you like.

BBQ Burger Start to Finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 1 1/2 pounds 80 percent lean ground chuck 8 ounces smoked or barbecued beef (such as brisket,

short rib or tri-tip), finely chopped 1/4 cup purchased barbecue dry rub 1 Vidalia onion, sliced into 1/4-inch rings 1/4 cup vegetable oil 4 slices smoked cheddar cheese 4 white hamburger buns 2 tablespoons butter,

Great burgers demand equally great buns

Potato Sourdough Buns Start to Finish: 14 hours (30 minutes active) Makes 12 rolls For the starter: 12-ounce baking potato 1 1/2 cups water 1 teaspoon instant yeast 1 cup all-purpose flour For the rolls: 1/2 cup milk 1 egg 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon salt 4 to 4 1/2 cups bread flour To prepare the starter, microwave the potato on high for 5 minutes. Set aside until cool enough to handle, then peel the potato. In a medium bowl, combine the water and the yeast. Add the flour and the cooled potato, mashing them together until they are well-combined. Loosely cover the bowl and allow to sit unrefrigerated for at least 8 hours and up to 24 hours. When ready to proceed, in a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the starter and all of the roll ingredients. Mix on low speed or with a wooden spoon until the dough

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By The Associated Press The best hamburger buns have a subtle flavor that doesn’t overpower the burger, as well as enough heft to stand up to numerous toppings and condiments. These rolls do just that. This recipe combines a hearty white bread with deep sourdough flavor and tender potato texture. These rolls can handle your favorite burger recipe with ease. This simplified sourdough is very forgiving. If you don’t have the time to wait the full eight hours, the recipe will still work, it just won’t have quite the same flavor. And if you need more time, just stick it in the refrigerator, then bring it back to room temperature when you are ready to proceed with the recipe.

softened In a large bowl, mix the ground chuck with the chopped beef until well combined. Form the mixture into four 8-ounce patties. Season both sides of each patty with the barbecue rub, reserving just a bit of the rub.

In a small bowl, toss the onion rings with the vegetable oil and some of the remaining barbecue rub. Heat a grill to medium and lightly oil the grate. Spread butter on the inside of each bun. Cook the burgers until nearly done, flipping once, about 6 minutes per side for medium-rare, or to desired doneness. Meanwhile, add the onions to the grill and cook until slightly charred and soft. Just before the burgers are done, top each with onions and a slice of the cheese. Cook for another minute or so. Toast the buns lightly over the grill and assemble the burgers. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 711 calories; 377 calories from fat; 43 g fat (16 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 170 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrate; 57 g protein; 2 g fiber; 525 mg sodium.



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A hamburger made with a Potato Sourdough Bun comes together. The dough should be very soft and slightly sticky. If needed, add a little more flour. Knead for 5 minutes, or until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size. Heat the oven to 350°. Shape the dough into 12 balls (about 4 ounces each). Flatten each roll with the palm of your hand until it measures about 3 inches across. Place the rolls on a baking sheet, cover with a cloth and let rise until puffy, about 45 minutes.

Sprinkle the tops of the rolls lightly with flour. With a sharp knife, score 2 lines in the top of each. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown on the top and bottom. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 256 calories; 13 calories from fat; 1 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 19 mg cholesterol; 51 g carbohydrate; 8 g protein; 2 g fiber; 334 mg sodium.


Classes Begin August 9th

WE OFFER: Ballet • Tap • Jazz • Modern • Hip-Hop Adult Dance Classes • Mommy-N-Me Classes Ballroom Dance • Ballet Birthday Parties Contact Bridgett Allen Hunt

601-218-7392 1109 Mission Park Drive (the old Pee Wee Workout Bldg.)



1825 N. Frontage Rd. Suite D Vicksburg, MS 39180

SHAPE UP VICKSBURG GET HEALTHY WALKING CLUB Saturday, August 14, 2010 8:30 am Registration begins at 8:00 am

City Walk begins at Jackson St. Community Center, 923 Walnut Street (Corner of Jackson and Walnut). Come take a tour of our beautiful downtown area. Bring your family, bring your friends. The walk is free. NEW CLUB MEMBERS RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT!

WALK IS CHEAP. LIFE IS PRECIOUS. • facebook: Shape Up Vicksburg

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Comment turns bedroom into deep freeze Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year. When we got together he had just gotten out of a fiveyear relationship. He says he loves me, but he recently told me that she was better in bed than I am! I have lost confidence in our relationship and don’t enjoy making love with him now, knowing I don’t measure up. His ex was better looking than I am, but I don’t understand why he would say that. I have told him he hurt my feelings, but he doesn’t care. What do I do now? — Hurt in Big Sky Country Dear Hurt: Now you ask yourself whether you want to continue a relationship with someone so tactless that he would drop a bomb on you like that one. It’s telling that when you let him know you were hurt, he let you know he didn’t care. There are diplomatic ways for partners to communicate what they prefer when they



are intimate. One of them involves positive reinforcement when their partner does something right. Another is simply saying in plain English what feels good. It appears that your boyfriend is insensitive to the max, my dear. But what you do about it is something no one but you can decide. Dear Abby: I have been married 11 years to my husband, who is one of nine children. My sister-in-law has asked me for a copy of one of our wedding pictures, which is the last time all of them were together. Since the wedding, one of my husband’s sibs has died and another is serving a long stretch in prison.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — When making a major purchase at a terrific price, carefully examine why it is being sold at such an amazing cost. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — When you see the other guy bending over backward to be fair, step up to the plate and follow his example. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — It would be a mistake to take advantage of some ways you spot for dodging or postponing a major responsibility that’s come due. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If you find yourself in a sociable mood, look for close or familiar friends to share some time with, rather than accept an invitation to join a new group. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You might suspect you have the edge, but this could be a miscalculation on your part when it comes to a competitive involvement. Don’t take any chances. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It would be a big mistake if you pretend to be knowledgeable about something, when in fact you know very little. People could take you up on what you say, and trouble would result. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Don’t take on any long-term fiscal obligations at this time if you’re not in the financial position to do so comfortably. It could inconvenience your present lifestyle far longer than you think. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Stand up for yourself instead of allowing an associate whose judgment you find questionable to impose his/her beliefs on you. If you don’t, later on you will regret your silence. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Don’t expect co-workers to stand idly by watching you slack off, leaving them to do most of the heavy lifting. If you fail to shoulder your portion of the burden, they will speak up loud and clear. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Be particularly mindful of what you’re eating or drinking, because your self-discipline might not be up to par, and you could find yourself overindulging. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — If you find yourself having to deal with someone who is spoiled and accustomed to having his/ her own way, don’t hesitate to take matters in your hands and call a halt to this behavior. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Do be optimistic, but realize it will take much more than wishful thinking to bring your aspirations into being. A great deal of realistic and practical hard work will be needed.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: My best friend and I have been close for a long time. We are both 17. My friend had been dating Jake for over two years, and she told me that some day they would be married. I dated several guys, but I never considered any of them as future husbands. Last week, I was very surprised when my friend told me that her relationship with Jake was over because he felt she was making too many demands and that he felt smothered and wanted his freedom. I tried to console her, but she was really depressed and told me it would take time to get over the split. I always thought Jake was cute, and if he ever became unattached, I’d be interested in going out with him. Well, he called me and asked me to go to a movie with him on Friday and explained why he broke up with my friend. I told him yes. We went out and really had a nice time, and we both agreed to go out again soon. I called my friend and told her that Jake and I had gone out together. I thought she would be happy for me because she had told me that she and Jake were 100 percent positive they wouldn’t renew their relationship. Instead, she told me that she hated me and never wanted to see me again, and then she hung up. She didn’t answer my e-mail or telephone calls. I’m still confused. Why in the world would she be upset with me? I didn’t cause the breakup. — Nameless, Davenport, Iowa. Nameless: Please read the following letter from Cindy. Not all similar love “triangles” such as yours wind up with lost friendships, but most do. Cindy tells it better than I could. Dr. Wallace: When I was 19, Anita and I had been best friends for 10 years. We had been through a lot together — problems at home and school, plus a serious automobile accident. We stuck together through it all. We were each other’s support group. We were, that is, until the boy Anita dated for three years asked me out. When I told Anita I was going out with him, she cried, and that was the end of a great friendship. Soon after I went out with this guy, I realized I had made a huge mistake. It’s now 12 years later. I’m married to a wonderful man and we have a beautiful daughter and a very happy marriage. But I think of Anita often and still miss her and the great friendship we once shared. — Nameless, Nashville, Tenn. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

The problem is, she wants to digitally remove me from the picture! I don’t want to give my sister-in-law a copy knowing I’ll be edited out. It’s hurtful, and after all these years it makes me feel like she hasn’t fully accepted me as part of the family. Am I overreacting? — Blocked Out in Texas Dear Blocked Out: Your sister-in-law wasn’t very diplomatic, but what she is trying to memorialize is the last time her biological family was intact. The situation is poignant, really. My advice is not to take this personally. Give her the picture before any hard feelings “develop.” Dear Abby: My 12-year-old niece, “Amanda,” is on her cell phone constantly. She is the smartest kid I know, but she is failing her classes and has started to lie about everything. I raised her until she was 5 — I was only 12 myself when I started — so I am very close to her. Or so I thought. Amanda lives with her dad

and stepmom, who are doing their best to raise her, but nothing is working. When she was growing up she never lied, and I mean never. I have told her not to be afraid to talk to me about anything, but she hasn’t, and it hurts me that she can’t come to me. What do you suggest I do? — Worried Aunt in Washington Dear Worried Aunt: Speak to Amanda’s father and suggest that he confiscate her cell phone until her grades improve. If she is texting instead of paying attention in class, and talking instead of doing her homework, that would be a step in the right direction. And continue to tell your niece that if she needs to talk to you about “anything,” you are — and will always be — there for her.

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Red and white equals the blues for woman, 56 Dear Dr. Gott: I’m a 56-yearold female. For the past 1 1/2 years or so, I have had red streaks in the whites of my eyes. About six months ago, I went to an eye doctor who said the streaks were just “normal aging.” My vision is fine, but no matter how much rest I get, they’ve continued to worsen. My eyes always look as if I’m sick or have been on a bender. I’ve searched the Internet and can’t find anything that fits this problem. Can you tell me what I have and how to cure it? Dear Reader: Red eyes occur when small vessels on the surface of the eye become congested and engorged with blood. The condition is commonly related to an oxygen insufficiency. A vitamin B deficiency, specifically B2 and B6, eye strain, sun exposure, overuse of contact lenses, cosmetics, fatigue, improper diet, blood thinners and allergies are a few of the more common causes. I would feel better if you were to have an ophthalmologist rule out conjunctivitis (pinkeye), uveitis, corneal ulcers, herpes simplex and other medical conditions so you can be assured there is no underlying reason for the streaks. If you have been unsuccessful in treating your condition, modify your diet to avoid margarine and saturated fats, table and refined salt, hard cheeses and chlorinated water. Add spinach, olive oil, water and fresh fruits, such as blueberries, blackberries and cherries. Use over-the-counter eyedrops for relief. Apply cool or warm compresses several times a day when possible throughout the day and, if appropriate, temporarily discontinue using makeup. Perhaps the dietary and external modifications will improve things. Dear Dr. Gott: I would like information concerning molluscum contagiosum. My 8-year-old daughter started with a spot on her wrist. Her pediatrician told me that it would go away on its own. However, it has been more than a year and it hasn’t disappeared yet. There are also other spots that have shown up on various locations of her body. Now my 10-yearold son has developed it, with patches on his legs. Have you heard of success with this treatment? Dear Reader: Molloscum contagiosum is a viral infection of the skin that can affect people of any age; however, it is more prevalent in children. It presents with fleshto pearl-colored lesions anywhere on the body (except for the palms of the hands and soles of the feet) and can last up to a year in people with a normal immune system. Unfortunately, the systems of




children are not completely developed, thus making them more susceptible than adults. It is common for people in the same family to touch toys and towels, answer the telephone, and turn doorknobs to spread this contagious disorder through direct contact. Diagnosis is commonly made through visual contact.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “The Unborn” — With the help of a spiritualist, Gary Oldman, a woman, Odette Yustman, uncovers a family curse dating back to Nazi Germany and involving a demonic spirit with the power to inhabit anything or anyone./6:30 on HBO n SPORTS MLB — It’s a battle of division leaders as the New York Yankees battle the Texas Rangers in another edition of Wednesday Night Baseball./7 on ESPN Gary Oldman n PRIMETIME “Plain Jane” — Louise helps an aspiring writer from a small town transform and take a second chance at love./8 on CW

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Hulk Hogan, wrestler-actor, 57; Joe Rogan, actor, 43; Anna Gunn, actress, 42; Ashley Jensen, actress, 42; Charlie Sexton, rock guitarist, 42; Will Friedle, actor, 34; Chris Kelly, rapper, 32.


Torn applies for probation in break-in Rip Torn is requesting a form of probation to settle charges that he broke into a Connecticut bank while drunk and armed in January, thinking it was his home. The 79-year-old Emmy-winning actor is due in Litchfield Superior Court today for a hearing on his request for accelerated rehabilitation. The program for first-time, nonviolent offenders erases charges after a probation period. Rip Torn Torn is charged with breaking into a bank near his Salisbury home on the night of Jan. 29. Police say he was carrying a loaded gun and was so intoxicated that he thought it was his house. Prosecutors are opposing the probation application. Torn’s attorney said he completed an alcohol rehabilitation program and got rid of his weapons.

Waters: Band can rewrite Floyd song Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters has no qualms about giving a Canadian band permission to tinker with his band’s classic “Another Brick in the Wall” for use as an anthem for young Iranians. Toronto-based band Blurred Vision, fronted by two exiled Iranian brothers, has reworked the lyrics to express the resentment felt by young Roger people toward the government of Iran, where Waters it’s illegal to play rock music. One well-known verse was changed to “Hey, Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!” Waters said he encourages artists to use the song to resist all forms of oppression. He said in a statement that he sees the band as playing a vital part in “the resistance to a regime that is both repressive and brutal.” Waters took time from rehearsing for his upcoming world tour to address the issue. “I applauded and supported the resistance of schoolchildren in South Africa to that repressive and brutal regime,” he said, “and also applaud and support the resistance of Palestinian children in Gaza and the West Bank to the repressive and brutal occupation they endure.” The Blurred Vision brothers — 28-year-old Sepp and 35-yearold Sohl — hope the song will show solidarity for Iranians fighting for freedom. The brothers do not make their last name public because of concern for the well-being of family members in Iran. The video for the song includes footage from the 2009 Iranian presidential election. Many Iranians feel the footage was altered for television by the government’s cleric leadership. The video, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Babak Payami, has been seen by more than 235,000 viewers on YouTube.

Spears looks set for ’Glee’ episode Britney Spears seems set to appear in an episode of the Fox musical-comedy television show “Glee” next season. Show co-creator Ryan Murphy said Tuesday he expects Spears to act in an episode that’s “reverential about her.” Murphy said on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show he admires how Spears has turned herself around. The singer of pop hits such as “... Baby One More Time” and “Toxic” spent years as tabloid fodder for a series of high-profile hospitalizations and erratic behavior such as shaving her head. On “Glee,” singers under anesthesia at the dentist’s office hallucinate about Spears and being like her. Murphy said the episode will feature Spears’ music and won’t delve into her personal life.

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Farmer unknowingly tends to pot plants A southern Idaho farmer unknowingly watered and fertilized more than 300 marijuana plants while tending to his corn fields, authorities said. The Jerome County sheriff’s office said the farmer found the plot of pot growing between his tall, green stalks of unripened corn early Monday and called authorities. The sheriff’s office said the 314 low-grade marijuana plants are valued at $628,000 and would have been ready for plucking in the next month or so — just before the corn harvest. A detective said the pot was started from seed and relocated to the field, a common way marijuana growers hide their plants. Authorities have ruled out the farmer as a suspect, saying there have been at least two other similar reports in the past year.

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Netflix to stream Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM flicks LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix Inc. will pay nearly $1 billion during the next five years for the online streaming rights to movies from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM in a deal that could help convert even more people to the idea of getting their entertainment piped over high-speed Internet connections. The agreement announced Tuesday marks another breakthrough in Netflix’s bid to stock its online streaming library with more compelling material, so it can keep its subscription service relevant as on-demand video systems supplant its core business of renting DVDs through the mail. The online streaming push also helps the company reduce its postage bill for mailing DVDs. The deal also makes the three studios’ joint pay TV venture, Epix, immediately profitable. Streaming movies provide more instant gratification than renting DVDs through the mail or from a store because the video can be delivered within 30 seconds over a high-speed connection. The video isn’t stored on the computer hard drives owned by subscribers; it’s just shown on a connected device, such as video game consoles. The concept has become more popular as more households have gotten highspeed Internet access and Netflix has obtained the streaming rights to more recent movies and TV shows. Analysts believe the influx of newer movies available for Internet streaming will enable Netflix to maintain its rapid

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Nevada corporation substituted Robert G. Ellis, as Trustee in the aforementioned deeds of trust by Substitution of Trustee recorded in Book 1510 at Page 523 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deeds of trust and the entire debt secured thereby, having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, Tower Investments, Inc., a Nevada corporation having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deeds of trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Trustee's fees and expense of sale; NOW THEREFORE, I, Robert G. Ellis, Substituted Trustee in said deeds of trust, will on the 8th day of September, 2010, offer for sale at public outcry for cash to the highest bidder, and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the West Front door of the County Courthouse at Vicksburg, County of Warren, State of Mississippi, the following described property situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Part of Section 31, Township 17 North, Range 5 East, Warren County, Mississippi Commencing at a 3/4" rebar found at the Northeast corner of Section 1, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, Choctaw District, Warren County, Mississippi thence N 00-33-10 E, 2700.71 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot 16, of the unrecorded Tucker Crossing Subdivision, said point also being the Point of Beginning of the herein described tract; thence N 0002-51 E, 582.43 feet; thence N 89-44-45 E, 136.80 feet; thence S36-40-08 E, 74.10 feet; thence S 36- 40-08 E, 164.45 feet; thence S 36-4008 E, 439.69 feet;. thence S 17-54-45 W, 85.70 feet; thence S 31-54-32 W, 179.39 feet to the right of way of the Tucker Lake access Road (now known as Christopher Landing) being recorded in the Tucker Crossing Subdivision Covenants in Deed Book 1328, Page 274, of the Land Records of Warren County, Vicksburg, Mississippi; thence along a curve to the left having a chord of S 4039-46 W, 94.07 feet, a radius of 50.0 feet, and a length of 122.48 feet; thence leaving said easement, S 53-17-56 W, 162.68 feet; thence N 32-15-51 W, 117.34 feet; thence N 32-15-51W, 312.42 feet to the point of beginning, containing 7.16 acres, more or less, being the same as lot 16 of the unrecorded subdivision of Tucker Crossings. INGRESS/EGRESS EASEMENT (Deed Book 1328, Page 274): Tucker Lake Access Road (now, known as Christopher Landing) for of the Unrecorded Tucker Crossing Subdivision, being more particularly described as follows, to wit: commencing at a 3x3 angle painted blue, point also being the Northeast corner of Lot 4 of Section 36, Township 17 N, Range 4 East, Choctaw District, Warren County, Mississippi; thence S 69-05-13 E; 747.83 feet to the western right of way of Tucker Road, said point also being the Point of Beginning of the herein described tract; thence N 57-14-16 W, 248.9 feet; thence along a curve to the right having a chord of N 32- 45-44 E, 20.00 feet, a radius of 50.00 feet, and a length of 294.02 feet; thence S 57-14-16 E, 247.31 feet to the western right of way of said Tucker Road; thence along said Tucker Road, S 28-12-40 W, 20.66 feet to the point of beginning containing 0.29 acres, more or less. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH: declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Tucker Crossings recorded In Deed Book 1328, Page 274 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 29th day of July, 2010. Robert G. Ellis, Substituted Trustee Ellis, Braddock & Dees, Ltd. 901 Belmont Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 Telephone 601-636-5433 Publish: 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1(4t)

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ServiceMaster by Mutter 601-636-5630 01. Legals SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on April 29, 2005, Donald W. Jackson and Jennifer H. Jackson , executed a deed of trust to J. Patrick Caldwell, Trustee for the benefit of BancorpSouth Bank, which deed of trust is recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1527 at Page 845 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi; and WHEREAS, on July 17, 2006, Donald W. Jackson and Jennifer H. Jackson, executed a deed of trust to J. Patrick Caldwell, Trustee for the benefit of BancorpSouth Bank, which deed of trust is recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1603 at Page 598 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi; and WHEREAS, on June 10, 2010, BancorpSouth Bank assigned the aforementioned deeds of trust to Tower Investments, Inc., a Nevada corporation which assignment is recorded in Book 1510 at Page 221 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi; and WHEREAS, on July 1, 2010, Tower Investments, Inc., a Nevada corporation substituted Robert G. Ellis, as Trustee in the aforementioned deeds of trust by Substitution of Trustee recorded in Book 1510 at Page 523 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deeds of trust and the entire debt secured thereby, having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, Tower Investments, Inc., a Nevada corporation having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deeds of trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Trustee's fees and expense of sale; NOW THEREFORE, I, Robert G. Ellis, Substituted Trustee in said deeds of trust, will on the 8th day of September, 2010, offer for sale at public outcry for cash to the highest bidder, and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the West Front door of the County Courthouse at Vicksburg, County of Warren, State of Mississippi, the following described property situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Part of Section 31, Township 17 North, Range 5 East, Warren County, Mississippi Commencing at a 3/4" rebar found at the Northeast corner of Section 1, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, Choctaw District, Warren County, Mississippi thence N 00-33-10 E, 2700.71 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot 16, of the unrecorded Tucker Crossing Subdivision, said point also being the Point of Beginning of the herein described tract; thence N 0002-51 E, 582.43 feet; thence N 89-44-45 E, 136.80 feet; thence S36-40-08 E, 74.10 feet; thence S 36- 40-08 E, 164.45 feet; thence S 36-4008 E, 439.69 feet;. thence S 17-54-45 W, 85.70 feet; thence S 31-54-32 W, 179.39 feet to the right of way of the Tucker Lake access Road (now known as Christopher Landing) being recorded in the Tucker Crossing Subdivision Covenants in Deed Book 1328, Page 274, of the Land Records of Warren County, Vicksburg, Mississippi; thence along a curve to the left having a chord of S 4039-46 W, 94.07 feet, a radius of 50.0 feet, and a length of 122.48 feet; thence leaving said easement, S 53-17-56 W, 162.68 feet; thence N 32-15-51 W, 117.34 feet; thence N 32-15-51W, 312.42 feet to the point of beginning, containing 7.16 acres, more or less, being the same as lot 16 of the unrecorded subdivision of Tucker Crossings. INGRESS/EGRESS EASEMENT (Deed Book 1328, Page 274): Tucker Lake Access Road (now, known as Christopher Landing) for of the Unrecorded Tucker Crossing Subdivision, being more particularly described as follows, to wit: commencing at a 3x3 angle painted blue, point also being the Northeast corner of Lot 4 of Section 36, Township 17 N, Range 4 East, Choctaw District, Warren County, Mississippi; thence S 69-05-13 E; 747.83 feet to the western right of way of Tucker Road, said point also being the Point of Beginning of the herein described tract; thence N 57-14-16 W, 248.9 feet; thence along a curve to the right having a chord of N 32- 45-44 E, 20.00 feet, a radius of 50.00 feet, and a length of 294.02 feet; thence S 57-14-16 E, 247.31 feet to the western right of way of said Tucker Road; thence along said Tucker Road, S 28-12-40 W, 20.66 feet to the point of beginning containing 0.29 acres, more or less. SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH: declaration of Covenants and Restrictions for Tucker Crossings recorded In Deed Book 1328, Page 274 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi I WILL CONVEY only such

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Christopher Landing) being recorded in the Tucker Crossing Subdivision Covenants in Deed Book Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1328, Page 274, of the Land Records of Warren County, Vicksburg, Mississippi; OLLING ILL OAD thence along a curve to the left having a chord of S 4039-46 W, Vicksburg, 94.07 feet, a radius MS-of 50.0 feet,Commercial and a length of Historic Building, 122.48Solid feet; thence leaving Brick Construction, said easement, S 53-17-56 Three feet; Fully Usable W, 162.68 thenceFloors (Approx.W, 7200 sq. ft. feet; total) N 32-15-51 117.34 Complete with Updated312.42 Electric thence N 32-15-51W, feet Service to the and point of beginning, Plumbing, Recent containing 7.16 Living acres,Space, more New Roof, or less, theRoof-top same as andbeing Potential Use. GREAT LAKE ESTATES! This 4 Bedroom 2-1/2 lot 16 of theZoned unrecorded subC-3. Bath home features 2 large family rooms, formal livdivision of Tucker Crossings. $ ing dining areas, breakfast room, updated kitchen, INGRESS/EGRESS EASEMENT (Deed Book 1328, new carpet, great outdoor patio area. Lots of storage, Page 274): Tucker Lake Aclarge workshop and a flat corner 2+ acre lot. Very cess Road (now, known as quiet neighborhood, plenty of room for a pool and Christopher Landing) for of the Unrecorded Tucker the kids to play! This is a lot for the money! Crossing Subdivision, being BROKER/OWNER more particularly described as follows, to wit: commencing at a 3x3 angle painted blue, point also being the Northeast corner of Lot 4 of 601-415-0957 Section 36, Township 17 N, Range 4 East, Choctaw 1022 Monroe St. • Vicksburg, MS • 601-218-8201 • 103 Pear Orchard Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • District, Warren County, Mississippi; thence S 69-05-13 E; 747.83 feet to the western right of way of Tucker Road, said point also being the Point of Beginning of the herein described tract; thence N 57-14-16 W, 248.9 feet; thence along a curve to FREE KITTEN TO good ENDING HOMELESSNOVENA TO ST. JUDE – the right having a chord of N home. Female tabby, 6 NESS. WOMEN with chil- O holy St. Jude, Apostle 32- 45-44 E, 20.00 feet, a weeks old, kept inside, litter dren or without are you in and matyr, near kinsman of radius of 50.00 feet, and a box trained. 601-630-7621. need of shelter? Mountain Jesus Christ, faithful interlength of 294.02 feet; thence of Faith Ministries/ Wom- cessor of all who invoke S 57-14-16 E, 247.31 feet to KEEP UP WITH all the lo- en's Restoration Shelter. your special patronage on the western right of way of cal news and sales...Sub- Certain restrictions apply, time of need, to you I have said Tucker Road; thence scribe to The Vicksburg 601-661-8990. Life coach- recourse from the depth of along said Tucker Road, S Post TODAY!! Call 601- ing available by appoint- my heart and humbly beg to 28-12-40 W, 20.66 feet to 636-4545, Circulation. ment. whom God has given such the point of beginning congreat power to come to my taining 0.29 acres, more or assistance. Help me in my less. SUBJECT TO AND Is the one you present and urgent petition. TOGETHER WITH: In return, I promise to make love declaration of Covenants your name known and and Restrictions for Tucker hurting you? cause you to be invoked. “Credit problems? Crossings recorded In Deed Call Say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail No problem!” Book 1328, Page 274 of the Marys, and 3 Glorys. PubliNo way. The Federal Haven House Family Land Records of Warren cation must be promised St. Trade Commission says County, Mississippi Shelter Jude. Pray for us and all no company can legally I WILL CONVEY only such who invoke your aid. Amen. 601-638-0555 or remove accurate and timely title as is vested in me as This novena has never information from your credit Substituted Trustee. 1-800-898-0860 been known to fail. KD report. Learn about managWITNESS MY SIGNATURE, Services available to ing credit and debt at this the 29th day of July, women & children who are Runaway 2010. victims of Are you 12 to 17? A message from Robert G. Ellis, Substituted domestic violence and/or Alone? Scared? The Vicksburg Post Trustee and the FTC. homeless: Shelter, counCall 601-634-0640 anyEllis, Braddock & Dees, Ltd. seling, group support. time or 1-800-793-8266 901 Belmont Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 (Counseling available by We can help! Center For Telephone 601-636-5433 One child, appt.) Pregnancy Choices Publish: 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, one day at a time. Free Pregnancy Tests 9/1(4t) (non-medical facility) VICKSBURG ANTIQUE KEEP UP WITH all the · Education on All BOTTLE and Postage local news and sales...Options IN THE CHANCERY Stamp Show. Two shows in subscribe to The Vicksone! Saturday August 14, · Confidential CounCOURT OF WARREN burg Post Today! Call 9am- 5pm. Battlefield Inn. COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI seling 601-636-4545, Admission $2. Information IN RE: ESTATE OF Call 601-638-2778 ask for Circulation. 601-638-1195.







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Sue L. Richardson

David and Mitchell REALTY LTD.

proudly announce the co-listing of their significant and historic properties with

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01. Legals

05. Notices

02. Public Service

05. Notices

05. Notices

FRANK T. McPHERSON, DECEASED NO. 2010-098 PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary on the Estate of the above decedent having been granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on July 28, 2010, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent to have the same probated, registered and allowed by the Clerk of said Court within ninety (90) days from the date of the first publication of this notice; and failure to do so within said period will forever bar all claims. THIS the 6th day of August, 2010. /s/ Scott Harris McPherson Jeff Tatum McPherson Co-Executors of the Estate of Frank T. McPherson, Deceased Publish: 8/11, 8/18, 8/25(3t)

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers

y t’s p p en a H ar p d n y a a r GSend a lovingDmessage to your

1207 Washington St. • 601-636-6413

Grandparents! On Sunday, September 12th, we will print a special “Grandparents Day Card” in the Classified Section of The Vicksburg Post. Cost is $1 per word and $10 per picture. Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!!! Deadline is Wednesday, September 8th at 3pm. Mail or bring your picture and write-up to:

for appt

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


Don’t miss a day of The Vicksburg Post! Our ePost now available! Call 601-636-4545 Circulation, for details!

07. Help Wanted

Find a Honey of a Deal in the Classifieds...Zero in on that most wanted or hard to find item.

07. Help Wanted

06. Lost & Found

07. Help Wanted

FOUND!! FEMALE GOLDEN Retriever/ Lab ? Light beige cream, long hair. Beautiful eyes. Looks like she just had puppies. 601-630-0087.

ACTIVITES COORDINATOR NEEDED for local personal care home. Must have energetic spirit and desire to work with elderly. Mail resumes to: Private Home Care, Inc., P.O. Box 820874, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg LOST!! SINGING HILL Road, Redbone Road area. Black and white Feist mixed. Blue camoflauge collar, 11 years old. Needs medicine. 601-636-4202. MISSING!!! 10 WEEK old, black with white chest Peek-a-Poo puppy, off John Allen Street. If found, please call 601-738-2496. REWARD!

07. Help Wanted If you are interested in contracting with WWISCAA, HVAC and/or Weatherization Contractors, please contact Beverly Sulter at 662-378-5857 or send resume to Post Office Box 1813, Greenville, MS 38701

AL WILLIAMS BAIL Bonds Company, a state wide operation, needs manager/ soliciting agents and bail enforcement agents. Must be 21 years of age, have lived in the state of Mississippi for at least 12 months, have own transportation and call phone. For an application, visit or call (662) 429-2730. AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Hours Monday- Friday, 7:30am to 5:30pm, Pay/ commission rate based on experience and qulifications. Contact Service Manager at 601-636-7777 or fax resume to 601-501-4322 or e-mail service@georgecar. com EOE BE YOUR OWN boss! Process medical claims from home on your computer. Call The Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC.

No matter what type of work you’re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

07. Help Wanted

JCPenney &YOU... APerfectFit We are looking for talented individuals to join our team in making Every Day Matter for our customers! FULL TIME Salon Leader Salon Stylist PART TIME Salon Stylist Flexible Hours • Benefits • Generous Merchandise Discount Career Growth Opportunities

Please apply in person or online:

The BodyShop at GeorgeCarr is currently seeking a

Prep Technician (Painter’s Assistant)

Hours Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pay based on Experience and Qualifications. Apply in person to Jamie Eakes in the Body Shop, Monday -Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EOE

GeorgeCarr BU IC K • PON T IAC • CADILL AC • GMC 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620 2950 S. Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS •

3505 Pemberton SQ BLVD Vicksburg MS 39180

JCPenney. Every Day Matters

JCPenney is an equal employment opportunity employer

Office Assistant Full-Time Position Local Water District has an immediate opening for an individual experienced in general office procedures. Individual must have excellent computer, office and communication skills in addition to an ability to work in a team environment. Duties include: responsible for District billing system; receiving and posting payments; answering customer inquiries or forwarding to appropriate individual for assistance; preparing and mailing monthly customer bills; preparing maintenance work orders; loading water meter readings from handheld meter reading units; and running management reports. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The District has a generous matching retirement plan in addition to paid health and life insurance. Send formal typed resume, including three professional references, and copy of high school or college transcript(s), to Please use Microsoft Word format. Information must be received not later than 5:00 pm August 16, 2010. EOE

1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 CLASSIFIEDS DEPARTMENT 601-636-SELL (7355)

Teachers, stay-at-home parents, college students, nurses. . . they’re all delivering the newspaper transportation, and To join in their spare time and be available to deliver The Vicksburg Post earning extra income! afternoons Monday newspaper team It’s easy - and it’s a great Friday and early you must be way to earn extra cash. mornings Saturday dependable, have and Sunday. insurance, reliable t To join The Vicksburg Post newspaper team you must be dependable, have Your Hometown Newspaper! insurance, reliable transportation, and Openings Available in: be available to deliver Oak Ridge & afternoons Monday Friday and early Delta, Louisiana areas mornings Saturday 601-636-4545 ext. 181 and Sunday.

! No Wonder Everybody’s Doing It

Teachers, stay-at-home parents, college students, nurses. . . they’re all delivering the newspaper in their spare time and earning extra income! It’s easy - and it’s a great way to earn extra cash.

! No Wonder Everybody’s Doing It

To join The Vicksburg Post newspaper team


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

Visit us online at 07. Help Wanted         

   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " THE BODYSHOP AT George Carr is currently seeking a Prep Technician (painter's assistant). Hours Monday- Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm. Pay based on Experience and Qualifications. Apply in person to Jamie Eakes in the Body Shop, MondayFriday, 9am-3pm. EOE.

09. Child Care IN HOME CHILD care. Reasonable rates, Call Belinda 601-631-1115.

14. Pets & Livestock AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Poodles and Schnauzers $400 and up! 601-218-5533,


BOXER PUPPIES AKC registered, Boxer-Pit mix puppies also; beautiful markings, must see $300 deposits welcome 601-4156342.

14. Pets & Livestock

17. Wanted To Buy

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

24. Business Services

28. Furnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

FREE TO GOOD home kittens. 4 Black, white, gray. 601-415-5535.

WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074.

CAPTAIN JACK'S SHRIMP Special! Frozen, headless, 5 pounds$24.99. Also Froglegs, Alligator, Crawfish Tails. Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 601-638-7001.

1998 19 FOOT CENTER Console Bay boat. 130 Johnson, galvanized trailer. $5500 or best offer. 601831-0017 after 4pm.

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

PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com 601-874-1116.

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


Has Available for Adoption:

35 Dogs 43 Cats 1 Horse Highway 61 South


HAVE A HEART, SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS! Look for us on CKC Shih tzus ready now. $200 and up. 318-2375156.

Foster a Homeless Pet!

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

Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

River Hills Apartments

WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 2 EXMARK WALK behind mowers with sulky's! 1, 60 inch, 1, 48 inch. $3,500 and $1,200 or best offer. 601618-4112

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique� 3508 South Washington Street

DESIGNERS, DESIGNERS For that Special Tiny One or That Special Big One! Designer Collars, harnesses & leads Now Available. Great Variety! Fancy, Fancy!

35 ton low boy trailer, $5,000 o.b.o, 201 VOLVO TRACTOR TRUCK N14 Double deck sleeper, Low mileage, clean as a hounds tooth, $13,000 o.b.o. 1997 KENWORTH 900, Cat engine, double deck sleeper, low mileage. Clean as a hounds tooth. $13,000 o.b.o 601-638-9233. AMANA WASHER AND Whirlpool dryer. $150 for set. 601-994-3339.

FIREWOOD CITY Oak Firewood. Delivered, $90 load. 1/2 cord. Call 601-415-6326. 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. KOHLERT SAXOPHONE. Band approved. Paid $800, will take $500 or best offer. 601-636-0960. YAMAHA TROMBONE. Good condition, school approved. $125. 601-6188477.

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

BLUE OX TOW bar for sale $300. 601-636-8721, 601-415-3867.

20. Hunting

BREHMIN HANDBAGS EXCELLENT used condition, 3 to choose from. 2 with matching wallets. Deep discount. 601-218-2889.

THIRD ANNUAL DOVE hunt September 4. Bear Lake Lodge, Rolling Fork Mississippi. Call Tim Carpenter 601-279-6210 for reservation information.

YOU ARE ALWAYS A WINNER...... When you advertise in The Vicksburg Post Classifieds!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Move-In Special


$200.00 OFF


1 & 2 Bedrooms $550/$595

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

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



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


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

(601)738-0884 (601)663-6587 OUT OF SHAPE? Work out with me and you WILL lose weight. Personal trainer available. Call Jen 601-630-9530.

No matter what type of work you’re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

PERSONAL ASSISTANT Care for your pets?? Run your errands (groceries, Dr. appointment, airports) Yard work, organization of home or office, painting. References if needed. Call 601-618-3147 . RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPING. Honest, dependable, flexible, references. Nikki, 318-341-8020. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

Completely furnished 1 bedroom and Studio Apartments. All utilities paid including cable and internet. Enclosed courtyard, Laundry room. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

No Utility Deposit Required

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings


• 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bath Studios & Efficiencies

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

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900

• Bulldozer & Construction

BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking

Dirt For Vicksburg Fred Clark Heavy Clay, 610, Clay Gravel, Fill Dirt Trackhoe, Dozer, Box Blade, Demolition Work Driveways: Repair, Form & Finish House Pads: Concrete, Clearing & Grubbing Licensed & Bonded


• Construction



New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 ROY’S CONSTRUCTION

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL New Construction & Remodeling


• Lawn MobileCare Home Services Magnolia Mobile Parts 634-6579 up Supplies •Tubs, Faucets •Vinyl Siding •Carpet, Tile •Roof Sealant •Air Conditioners •Doors & Windows •Skirting


“If we don’t have it, we’ll get it�

• Signs


Show Your Colors! Post Plaza 601-631-0400

1601 N. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180 • Lawn HandyMan Care Services

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management


Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg




Joe Rangel - Owner

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601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400

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

ONE LARGE BEDROOM, stove, refrigerator, couple or single. $350 plus deposit. 2719 Green Street, 601-636-7282. SMALL HOUSE. IN town location. Call 601-636-0540 for details.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH 16x80. 14X70, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Call 601-218-2307, 601218-5656.


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

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

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 2000 DOUBLE WIDE 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1 acre, quiet neighborhood in county, Bovina School District. $65,000. 601-218-3053, 601-218-5894. 5 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 28x80. Like new, Paid $85,000, sell for $55,000 firm. 601-218-2678.



28X80 4 BR, 2 Baths, 1/2 Acre Lot New Carpet, Paint, Deck, Skirting, 2150 sq. ft. FHA Financing 600 Credit Score Call 601-218-0140 or 601-218-2582 1990 SOUTHERN 16X80. $7000! Call John, 601-6725146.


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •


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

The Car Store


CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS 00 BUICK CENTURY LIMITED V1976 ....27 Months @ 250 per month ..$1035*down 04 CHEVY CAVALIER LS V1982..............26 Months @ 300 per month ..$1245*down 02 PONTIAC GRAND AM GT V2014 ....27 Months @ 260 per month ..$1290*down 04 NISSAN ALTIMA V2015 ....................25 Months @ 310 per month ..$1295*down $ D LDIMPALA LS V2019 ................25 Months 04SO CHEVY SO*Ldown SOL@ D290 per month ..$1295 04 CHEVY MALIBU LS V1986 ................25 Months @ 330 per month .. 1320*down 04 NISSAN ALTIMA SE V1969 ..............27 Months @ 350 per month ..$1590*down 07 CHEVY MALIBU LS V1993 ................26 Months @ 360 per month ..$1785*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 00 CHEVY SUBURBAN LS V2025 27 Months @ 260 per month ......$1080*down 02 CHEVY SILVERADO V2026 28 Months @ 240 per month ........$1170*down 00 DODGE DURANGO 4X4 V1981 28 Months @ 280 per month $1415*down 04 FORD EXPLORER XLT 4X4 V2029 28 Months @ 290 per month $1450*down $ D 02 LD TAHOE LT V2022 24 Months @S370 SOCHEVY SO*Ldown OLperDmonth ..................$1800 02 CHEVY SUBURBAN LT V2024 24 Months @ 370 per month ........ 1845*down 02 FORD SPORTRAC 4X4 V2018 27 Months @ 330 per month ..........$1920*down

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



Call today about our special long term ad runs available in the Business Directory. We offer specials from 3 months to 12 months at a great price deal !

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

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

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


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

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

1, 2, & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.


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

$700 MONTHLY , $700 deposit Section 8 ok, 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bath, central heat, air. 220 1st Avenue. 601-272-4564.

2 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. 545 Hall Road. $425 monthly, $200 deposit, Section 8 welcome. Cooper Lighting area. 303-5870687. Call for local number.

• Printing


From small repair projects to home upgrades...We’re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!

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

30. Houses For Rent

AVAILABLE AUGUST 15, large older home, 3 bedroom 2 bath, fenced back and front yard, Warren Central school district, close to town $1,195 a month. 601831-4506.


Downtown Convenience •

LARGE 1 BEDROOM. Newly remodeled, Drummond Street. $485 monthly, deposit required. 601-5298983, 601-415-4818.

3 or 4 BEDROOMSRent $1,000 and up! 721 National, 418 Groome 732-768-5743

Commodore Apartments


1, 2 AND 3 bedroom units available. Phone 601-6360447 for information/ viewing. 8am-5pm.

1626 BROADHILL DRIVE. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1900 square feet, 2 story, redecorated, double garage, fenced yard, central heat/ air. $850 monthly. 601-638-3974.

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

Utilities Paid •

• Glass

1 BEDROOM, NEAR downtown. $450, lease, references required. Broker/ owner. 601-634-1548.

28. Furnished Apartments

Toll Free 1-866-238-8861

Score A Bullseye With One Of These Businesses!

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

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



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

27. Rooms For Rent

• Rent Based On Income

Safe & Quiet Community!!!!! 601-636-2377 629 Hwy 80-East

29. Unfurnished Apartments





1911 Mission 66

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent


34. Houses For Sale



Hit The Bullseye By Advertising Daily With The Business And Service Directory Aim for the coverage and receive the most for your advertising dollars in the Vicksburg area Business & Service Directory!








• CLASSIFIEDS • 601-636-7355 • •


601-638-6015 • 2800 Clay Street • Vicksburg, MS

117 THORNHILL. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths home on 2 acres, 1300+ square feet. First time home owners may qualify for special financing that puts you in this home for zero down and effective monthly notes of $462.23. Call Eric 601-5299448, Coldwell Banker. Disclaimer: (This effective monthly note is based on $89,900, 0 down, 4.5% interest rate, APR of 4.5%. Payments based ona 30 year mortgage and Mortgage Credit Certificate is included.)

The Vicksburg Post

Wednesday, August 11, 2010



34. Houses For Sale McMillin Real Estate

Don’t send that lamp to the curb! Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light. Rental including Corporate Apartments Available CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

Big River Realty

3 BEDROOM 2 Bath home located in Vicksburg. Price recently reduced! Easy terms with low down payment and approved credit, zero closing costs, no points and no payments for 45 days! Call 601206-9012 and ask for Brett for further information and our other listings in Warren County.

Ask Us.

40. Cars & Trucks

Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

34. Houses For Sale

4022 HIGHWAY 27, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Owner financing. Ward Real Estate 601-634-6898.

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

Lake Chotard

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

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

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale


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

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

40. Cars & Trucks

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

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549 Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790

Rick McAllister..601-218-1150 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211







40. Cars & Trucks


365 Ziegler Rd - 2 decks, furnished, 7 yrs. old, leads to MS River. Email for photos. Make offer.

Lake Chotard, Ziegler Rd.

2 lots, septic, concrete boat ramp. Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800

For pre-approval

35. Lots For Sale

2002 CHEVROLET IMPALA. Loaded, moon roof. $2000 down, NO credit check. 601-634-0320.

IRONWOOD: LOTS FOR sale. Owner financing. Ward Real Estate. 601-6346898.

2006 FORD F150 Lariat 4x4 Super Crew King Cab. Leather, fully loaded, 92,000 miles. $14,000. 601279-6456.

McMillin Real Estate

Classifieds Really Work!

40. Cars & Trucks

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SPORTS We dn e sday, Aug ust 11, 2010 • SE C TI O N D

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Flag could stymie SEC tourney bid By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press

Chipper hurt Chipper Jones hurt in win over Houston Astros. Story/D3

JACKSON — The Confederate symbol on the Mississippi flag could hurt the state’s bid to host the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament starting in 2012 because some people find the emblem offensive, a top conference official said Tuesday. “It would not be a 100 percent deal breaker on any kind of bid that Jackson may submit. However, it would be something we would have to consider in evaluating all the bids,” Craig Mattox, the SEC assistant commissioner for championships, told The Associated Press.

college baseball South Carolina has encountered a similar problem for the past decade because of the NAACP’s boycott over a Confederate flag on the statehouse grounds. Shortly after the boycott started on Jan. 1, 2000, the NCAA executive committee decided it wouldn’t award predetermined championships like basketball regionals to South Carolina. Since 1894, the Mississippi flag has included the Confederate battle emblem — 13 white stars on a blue X over a red field. In a statewide elec-

tion with strong turnout in 2001, residents voted 65 percent to 35 percent to keep the symbol on the flag. The turnout roughly reflected the percentages of Mississippi’s black and white population. The flag has remained a sore spot and some groups, including the NAACP, say the Confederate emblem is a reminder of slavery and segregation and does not represent the entire state. Flag supporters say it represents history and heritage. Republican John Moore, a Mississippi state representative who supports the state flag, said the Confederate See Flag, Page D3.

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The Mississippi state flag is framed by the unfinished stair railing on the stage under construction on the south steps of the Capitol earlier this year.

Joining forces

minor League baseball

Barons defeat M-Braves

Madden 11 is out New game has Drew Brees on the cover. Story/D4


From staff reports

PREP FOOTBALL WC vs. Gulfport Aug. 20, 6 p.m. at Vicksburg High

PCA hosts Tallulah Aug. 20, 7 p.m. St. Al hosts Pelahatchie Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m. VHS hosts Ocean Springs Aug. 20, 8:30 p.m.

On TV 7 p.m. ESPN - It’s a battle of division leaders as the New York Yankees battle the Texas Rangers in another edition of Wednesday Night Baseball.

Who’s hot JULIO TEHRAN Mississippi Braves pitcher was named the Southern League’s Pitcher of the Week.

Sidelines Sprint Cup will hold new race in Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Former NASCAR star Darrell Waltrip promised the original owners of Kentucky Speedway that if they built the 1.5-mile track tucked in the northern Kentucky hills right, NASCAR would trip over itself trying to give the circuit a Sprint Cup race. More than a decade, a bitter court case, a welltimed sale and some sweet talking from one of the sport’s most powerful figures later, but Waltrip was right. Finally. NASCAR’s top series will debut at the track on July 9, 2011, part of a revamped 2011 Cup schedule designed to goose the series’ sagging attendance figures and provide it with some needed buzz. Kansas announced earlier Tuesday it will host a second race next year.

Lottery La. Pick 3: 1-6-1 La. Pick 4: 1-7-4-5 Weekly results: D2

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New Orleans Saints head coach sean Payton chats with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during a

joint practice Tuesday. The two teams play a preseason game on Thursday.

Saints, Pats practice together nfl

By The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — One championship may be just the start for the New Orleans Saints. They’re studying how the New England Patriots kept winning NFL titles, hoping to match that domination. One imitation already has been a resounding, and humorous, success — Saints coach Sean Payton’s impression of Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

On Tuesday, Payton’s team got a close, helmet-to-helmet look at the club that won Super Bowls in 2002, 2004 and 2005. The defending champs participated in the first of two days of joint practices before the teams meet in their exhibition opener on Thursday night. “He’s a guy that certainly I respect,” Payton said of Belichick. “When we got to New Orleans in ‘06, we

paid close attention to who was winning in our league and, clearly, we patterned our organization after what New England was trying to accomplish. My grandmother used to say, ‘I think imitation is the greatest form of flattery.’” So Belichick should be extremely flattered by the way Payton motivated his team for a Monday night game against the Patriots last season. New Orleans dominated 38-17 at home to

improve to 11-0. Payton showed up for a team meeting five days before the game dressed similar to Belichick in a Patriots blue hoodie and mimicking his physical mannerisms. What was the key to its accuracy? “No emotion,” Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma said Tuesday. “It was good. I wish we had footage of it.” See Practice, Page D3.

The Mississippi Braves’ summer of discontent continued Tuesday night. Salvador Sanchez hit a grand slam during a six-run second inning, and the Birmingham Barons beat the M-Braves 7-3.The M-Braves lost to the last-place Barons for the third time in four games and fell to 20-25 in the second half, seven games behind Southern League South Division leader Jacksonville. Mississippi has not won back-to-back games since a seven-game winning streak was snapped on July 14. The M-Braves are 8-18 since the all-star break. Tuesday’s game got away from the M-Braves early. Birmingham started the second inning with three consecutive doubles, two of which brought in runs. A walk and a single loaded the bases for Sanchez, who hit a pitch over the left field fence for his eighth homer of the season and a 6-0 lead. Sanchez also walked and scored a run in the fifth inning and finished 1-for-2 with two walks. Christian Marrero had two hits for the Barons, while Mauro Gomez went 2-for-4 with a run scored for the M-Braves. The M-Braves got one run back in the third inning and two more in the seventh on a homer by Donell Linares. The five-game series concludes tonight at 7:05 in Hoover, Ala.

PGA Championship promises to be wide-open affair golf

By The Associated Press SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Never mind what the oddsmakers are saying. The best bet to win this wide-open PGA Championship might be one of those players who never got much attention until the trophy ceremony Sunday evening. Someone like Graeme McDowell. Or Louis Oosthuizen. Or even Lucas Glover. With five of the last six majors won by first-timers, the days of the biggest names hoarding the best titles may be over. Guys who once only dreamed of hoisting a claret jug or Wanamaker Trophy now look at their unassuming practice-round-buddiesturned-major-champions and think, “Why not me?” “It’s more tangible,” said Padraig Harrington, who

On TV Noon, TNT, Thursday PGA Championship credits Michael Campbell with inspiring his major swing. Two years after Campbell’s victory at the 2005 U.S. Open, the Irishman won the British Open, quickly followed by a second straight claret jug and the 2008 PGA title. “You need that familiarity. You had that in the 80s when Seve (Ballesteros) started winning majors and other (European) players followed. Mentally, they could see that it could be done. “It’s the old story, once the record is broken, a lot of

people can follow.” Of course, breaking through is a lot easier when that guy named Tiger Woods is playing like a mere mortal. With his personal life in turmoil, so is Woods’ game. He’s been stuck on 14 majors since the 2008 U.S. Open, and arrived at Whistling Straits fresh off the worst tournament of his career. He beat just one player in the 80-man field last weekend, and shot a whopping 18-over 298 at Firestone — a course where he’s won seven times. “I’ll be honest, the feeling in the locker room is slightly different,” Paul Casey said, choosing his words carefully. “With the way (Woods) played the past week, guys feel like this is wide open, and that’s not a feeling that a lot of guys have had before. Graeme McDowell played

tremendous golf at the U.S. Open. So did Louis playing his golf at The Open. That, combined with the way Tiger played last week, I think guys now feel there are multiple possible winners this week. “It’s different. Not a feeling we’ve had in a while.” Woods could usually be counted on to win at least one major each season and, as recently as 2006, he won two of them. Throw in Phil Mickelson, and the world’s top two players combined to win six of the eight majors in 2005 and ‘06. That’s a formidable club for an up-andcomer to crash. Also, Mickelson revealed Tuesday he has psoriatic arthritis, which causes his immune system to attack his joints and tendons and produced such intense pain he couldn’t walk. He noticed

the first symptoms five days before the U.S. Open, and the pain eventually got so bad he made a visit to the Mayo Clinic. Weekly shots have brought the disease under control, and Mickelson said there shouldn’t be any negative impact on his long- or even short-term health. “I’m surprised at how quickly it’s gone away, and how quickly it’s been able to be managed and controlled,” he said. “I feel 100 percent, like I say. But when I’m laying there on the couch and I can’t move, you know, yeah, I had some concerns. But I feel a lot better now.” The up-and-comers are starting to crash the party. But with every victory by See PGA, Page D3.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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GOLF 3 p.m. TGC - USGA, U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship LITTLE LEAGUE 3 p.m. ESPN2 - Playoffs, Great Lakes Regional Semifinal 5 p.m. ESPN2 - Playoffs, Southeast Regional Semifinal MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. ESPN - N.Y. Yankees at Texas 7 p.m. WGN - Minnesota at Chicago White Sox SOFTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Girls, Big League World Series, championship game




from staff & AP reports

prep softball PCA opens with split vs. Rebul Porters Chapel opened the season with a split in a doubleheader, losing the first game 3-0 and winning the nightcap 8-4 against Rebul Academy on Tuesday. Claire Mims went 2-for-2 in the second game. Savannah King doubled in the nightcap. Lindsey Collins had seven strikeouts in the opening game despite being tagged with the loss and then earned the win in the second game.

NBA Hornets hire new assistant general manager NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Hornets have hired Tim Connelly as assistant general manager and Gerald Madkins as vice president of player personnel. Connelly comes to the Hornets from the Washington Wizards, where he most recently served as player personnel director. Madkins comes to the Hornets from the Houston Rockets, where for the last two seasons, he served as director of scouting.

college football WVU looks into another possible NCAA violation MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia is investigating whether some football players wore more than just helmets during the first two days of practice, which would be a violation of NCAA rules. WVU athletics spokesman Michael Fragale said Tuesday the school is aware some players wore vests during the first two days of practice, when NCAA rules stipulate only helmets are allowed. He said WVU is exploring further and if NCAA rules were violated, will declare a secondary infraction.

NFL Colts Pro Bowl center Saturday has knee surgery ANDERSON, Ind. — The Indianapolis Colts said Pro Bowl center Jeff Saturday has had arthroscopic knee surgery to remove a “loose body” and has started rehabilitation. The announcement came about 21⁄2 hours after practice Tuesday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Colts coach Jim Caldwell wouldn’t say why Saturday missed morning workouts Monday and Tuesday.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aug. 11 1970 — Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning beats the Houston Astros 6-5 to become the first pitcher to win 100 games in both leagues since Cy Young. 1991 — John Daly, the last alternate to make the field, wins the 73rd PGA Championship with a 1-under 71 to finish three strokes ahead of Bruce Lietzke. 1995 — Michael Johnson wins the 200 meters in 19.79 seconds in the World Track & Field Championships to become the first runner to capture the 200 and 400 meters in a major championship. 1996 — Mark Brooks makes a 5-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with Kenny Perry to win the PGA Championship. 2002 — Karrie Webb’s latest comeback establishes a new standard of excellence on the LPGA Tour: the Super Slam — winning the four tournaments currently regarded as majors as well as the du Maurier, which lost its major status in 2000 after 21 years. Webb shoots a 6-under 66, rallying from three strokes behind to the first threetime winner in the Women’s British Open.

American League East Division

W New York.......................69 Tampa Bay....................69 Boston...........................65 Toronto..........................59 Baltimore.......................39

L 43 44 49 53 74

Central Division

W Minnesota......................64 Chicago.........................63 Detroit............................54 Cleveland.......................47 Kansas City...................47

L 49 50 59 66 66

Pct GB .616 — .611 1/2 .570 5 .527 10 .345 30 1/2 Pct .566 .558 .478 .416 .416

GB — 1 10 17 17

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................65 47 .580 — Los Angeles..................58 57 .504 8 1/2 Oakland.........................56 56 .500 9 Seattle...........................44 70 .386 22\ ——— Tuesday’s Games Baltimore 14, Cleveland 8 Tampa Bay 8, Detroit 0 Boston 7, Toronto 5 Texas 4, N.Y. Yankees 3, 10 innings Minnesota 12, Chicago White Sox 6 L.A. Angels 3, Kansas City 1 Seattle 2, Oakland 0 Today’s Games Tampa Bay (Garza 11-6) at Detroit (Verlander 12-7), 12:05 p.m. Kansas City (Greinke 7-11) at L.A. Angels (Jer. Weaver 11-7), 2:35 p.m. Oakland (Braden 6-8) at Seattle (French 1-2), 2:40 p.m. Baltimore (Bergesen 3-9) at Cleveland (Tomlin 1-1), 6:05 p.m. Boston (C.Buchholz 12-5) at Toronto (Marcum 10-5), 6:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Vazquez 9-8) at Texas (Cl.Lee 10-5), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Perkins 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 11-8), 7:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Boston (Lackey 10-7) at Toronto (Mills 1-0), 11:37 a.m. Baltimore (Millwood 2-11) at Cleveland (J.Gomez 2-0), 6:05 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 10-7) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 8-8), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 14-5) at Kansas City (Chen 7-5), 7:10 p.m. ———

National League East Division

W Atlanta...........................65 Philadelphia...................62 New York.......................56 Florida............................55 Washington....................49

L 48 50 56 56 64

Central Division

W St. Louis........................63 Cincinnati.......................64 Milwaukee......................53 Houston.........................48 Chicago.........................48 Pittsburgh......................39

L 49 50 61 64 65 73

Pct .575 .554 .500 .495 .434

GB — 2 1/2 8 1/2 9 16

Pct GB — .563 .561 — .465 11 .429 15 .425 15 1/2 .348 24

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................65 46 .586 — San Francisco...............64 50 .561 2 1/2 Los Angeles..................59 54 .522 7 Colorado........................58 54 .518 7 1/2 Arizona..........................45 69 .395 21 1/2 ——— Tuesday’s Games Florida 8, Washington 2 L.A. Dodgers 15, Philadelphia 9 N.Y. Mets 1, Colorado 0 St. Louis 8, Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 4, Houston 2 Arizona 2, Milwaukee 1 San Diego 4, Pittsburgh 1 Chicago Cubs 8, San Francisco 6 Today’s Games St. Louis (Wainwright 16-6) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 12-6), 12:35 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 8-8) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 9-11), 2:05 p.m. Florida (Volstad 5-8) at Washington (Olsen 3-3), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 9-6) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 6-13), 6:05 p.m. Colorado (Francis 4-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 7-5), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 2-0) at Milwaukee (Bush 5-9), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 1-1) at San Diego (Correia 8-7), 10:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Gorzelanny 6-6) at San Francisco (Zito 8-6), 10:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Colorado (Hammel 8-6) at N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 9-6), 12:10 p.m. Arizona (R.Lopez 5-10) at Milwaukee (Ra.Wolf 8-9), 2:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 5-10) at San Francisco (M.Cain 9-9), 2:45 p.m. Pittsburgh (Duke 5-10) at San Diego (Garland 10-8), 6:35 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 12-8) at Washington (L.Hernandez 8-7), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 10-7) at Philadelphia (Blanton 4-6), 6:05 p.m.


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Pujols 1b 3 2 1 1 Votto 1b 3 1 1 1 Hollidy lf 5 1 4 3 Rolen 3b 3 1 0 0 Rasms cf 5 1 1 1 Gomes lf 3 0 0 0 Frnkln p 0 0 0 0 Heisey rf 2 0 0 0 YMolin c 4 1 2 2 Edmnd ph-rf 1 0 0 0 Schmkr 2b 3 0 0 0 Stubbs cf 3 1 1 2 Miles 2b 1 0 1 0 RHrndz c 4 1 2 0 JGarci p 3 0 0 0 Cueto p 1 0 0 0 Salas p 0 0 0 0 Bray p 0 0 0 0 Winn ph 1 0 0 0 Ondrsk p 0 0 0 0 TMiller p 0 0 0 0 JFrncs ph 1 0 0 0 McCllln p 0 0 0 0 Masset p 0 0 0 0 Craig rf 0 0 0 0 JrSmth p 0 0 0 0 B.Ryan ss 4 1 1 0 L.Nix ph 1 0 1 0 Totals 38 8 12 7 Totals 30 4 6 4 St. Louis...................................110 003 300 — 8 Cincinnati.................................002 002 000 — 4 E—Gomes (2), Votto (4), Heisey (1). DP—St. Louis 1. LOB—St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 6. 2B—F. Lopez (17), Jay (15), Holliday (30), Rasmus (21). HR—Y.Molina (5). SB—Y.Molina (7). S—Jay, Cueto. SF—Y.Molina. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis J.Garcia W,10-5 5 1-3 2 4 4 5 2 Salas H,1 1 2-3 2 0 0 1 3 T.Miller 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 McClellan 1 1-3 2 0 0 0 2 Franklin S,20-22 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Cincinnati Cueto L,11-3 5 1-3 7 5 4 0 4 Bray 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 Ondrusek 1 3 3 2 1 2 Masset 1 1 0 0 0 0 Jor.Smith 1 1 0 0 1 0 WP—Salas, Masset. Umpires—Home, Mark Wegner; First, Mark Carlson; Second, Jeff Kellogg; Third, Larry Vanover. T—3:17. A—36,964 (42,319).


G Hamilton Tex.................. 108 MiCabrera Det................ 110 ABeltre Bos.................... 110 Cano NYY...................... 111 Mauer Min....................... 98 DelmYoung Min.............. 106 DeJesus KC.................... 91 ISuzuki Sea.................... 114 Butler KC........................ 111 Podsednik KC................. 95

AB 426 402 424 430 375 391 352 470 419 390

R 73 76 60 75 65 54 46 47 51 46

H 151 136 141 142 122 125 112 146 130 121

Pct. .354 .338 .333 .330 .325 .320 .318 .311 .310 .310

The Vicksburg Post

rpenter, St. Louis, 13-3; THudson, Atlanta, 13-5; Latos, San Diego, 12-5; Arroyo, Cincinnati, 12-6; Nolasco, Florida, 12-8. STRIKEOUTS—Halladay, Philadelphia, 168; Lincecum, San Francisco, 163; JoJohnson, Florida, 156; Wainwright, St. Louis, 154; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 153; Hamels, Philadelphia, 149; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 149. SAVES—BrWilson, San Francisco, 32; HBell, San Diego, 32; FCordero, Cincinnati, 30; Wagner, Atlanta, 28; Capps, Washington, 26; Nunez, Florida, 26; FRodriguez, New York, 25.

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W x-Tennessee (Cubs)......29 Huntsville (Brewers)......24 Carolina (Reds).............21 West Tenn (Mariners)...21 Chattanooga (Dodgers).19

L 16 21 24 24 25

Pct. .644 .533 .467 .467 .432

GB — 5 8 8 9 1/2

W L Pct. x-Jacksonville (Marlins).27 18 .600 Mobile (D-backs)...........24 20 .545 Montgomery (Rays).......22 23 .489 Mississippi (Braves)...20 25 .444 B-ham (White Sox).......17 28 .378 x-clinched first half ——— Tuesday’s Games Jacksonville 8, Mobile 6 Montgomery 7, West Tenn 3 Birmingham 7, Mississippi 3 Chattanooga 12, Carolina 10 Tennessee 7, Huntsville 1 Today’s Games Montgomery at West Tenn, 12:05 p.m. Mississippi at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Chattanooga at Carolina, 7:15 p.m. Huntsville at Tennessee, 7:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games West Tenn at Huntsville, 7 p.m. Carolina at Jacksonville, 7:05 p.m. Montgomery at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Birmingham at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Tennessee at Chattanooga, 7:15 p.m.

GB — 2 1/2 5 7 10

South Division

nfl 2010 New Orleans Saints schedule

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


2010 schedules Southern Miss

AB 417 391 363 438 419 411 387 418 359 385

R 75 80 56 75 74 61 59 66 55 67

H 136 125 116 138 131 128 119 128 109 116

Pct. .326 .320 .320 .315 .313 .311 .307 .306 .304 .301

BATTING—CGonzalez, Colorado, .326; Votto, Cincinnati, .320; Polanco, Philadelphia, .320; Prado, Atlanta, .315; Pujols, St. Louis, .313; Byrd, Chicago, .311; Pagan, New York, .307. RUNS—Votto, Cincinnati, 80; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 79; Weeks, Milwaukee, 79; Uggla, Florida, 77; CGonzalez, Colorado, 75; Prado, Atlanta, 75; Pujols, St. Louis, 74. RBI—Pujols, St. Louis, 84; Howard, Philadelphia, 81; ADunn, Washington, 77; CGonzalez, Colorado, 77; DWright, New York, 77; Votto, Cincinnati, 76; Hart, Milwaukee, 75. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 138; CGonzalez, Colorado, 136; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 131; Pujols, St. Louis, 131; Braun, Milwaukee, 128; Byrd, Chicago, 128; Holliday, St. Louis, 128. DOUBLES—Werth, Philadelphia, 38; ATorres, San Francisco, 36; Holliday, St. Louis, 30; Loney, Los Angeles, 30; Byrd, Chicago, 29; BPhillips, Cincinnati, 29; Prado, Atlanta, 29. TRIPLES—Fowler, Colorado, 8; Victorino, Philadelphia, 8; SDrew, Arizona, 7; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 7; Pagan, New York, 7; Bay, New York, 6; CGonzalez, Colorado, 6; Morgan, Washington, 6; JosReyes, New York, 6. HOME RUNS—ADunn, Washington, 30; Pujols, St. Louis, 28; Votto, Cincinnati, 28; Uggla, Florida, 26; CGonzalez, Colorado, 25; Reynolds, Arizona, 25; Fielder, Milwaukee, 24. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 36; Morgan, Washington, 29; Pagan, New York, 26; CYoung, Arizona, 24; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 22; HRamirez, Florida, 22; JosReyes, New York, 21; ATorres, San Francisco, 21. PITCHING—Jimenez, Colorado, 17-3; Wainwright, St. Louis, 16-6; Halladay, Philadelphia, 14-8; CCa-

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2010 NFL Preseason Schedule

June 8 Dallas 16, Cincinnati 7 Week 1 Thursday New Orleans at New England, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Baltimore, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Oakland at Dallas, 8 p.m. Friday Buffalo at Washington, 6:30 p.m. Jacksonville at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Kansas City at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14 Tampa Bay at Miami, 6 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Green Bay, 7 p.m. Houston at Arizona, 7 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Chicago at San Diego, 8 p.m. Tennessee at Seattle, 9 p.m. Sunday San Francisco at Indianapolis, Noon Denver at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. Monday N.Y. Giants at New York Jets, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Mississippi Valley State Sept. 4............. *at Alabama State................. 7 p.m. Sept. 11.. at South Carolina State.....................TBA Sept. 18.......... *c-vs. Alcorn State................. 5 p.m. Sept. 25............ *at Jackson State................. 6 p.m. Oct. 2.....................*g-Prairie View................. 1 p.m. Oct. 9........................ *at Southern............ 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23......................*g-Grambling................. 1 p.m. Oct. 30........... *at Texas Southern................. 2 p.m. Nov. 6...............*at Ark.-Pine Bluff............ 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13..............*g-Alabama A&M................. 1 p.m. *Southwestern Athletic Conference game c-at Chicago g-at Greenville

Sept. 4............... a-North Carolina.........7 p.m. ABC Sept. 11...................... Vanderbilt*.....................TBA Sept. 18......... Mississippi State *................. 7 p.m. Sept. 25.................. West Virginia................. 7 p.m. Oct. 2........................ Tennessee*.....................TBA Oct. 9........................... at Florida*.....................TBA Oct. 16.................... McNeese St.................. 7 p.m. Oct. 23........................ at Auburn*.....................TBA Nov. 6............................ Alabama*.....................TBA Nov. 13...................... UL-Monroe................. 7 p.m. Nov. 20......................... Ole Miss*................. 7 p.m. Nov. 27................... w-Arkansas *................. 7 p.m. a-at Atlanta, Chick Fil-A Kickoff w-at Little Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium) *Southeastern Conference game

golf PGA Tour Schedule June 3-6 — the Memorial Tournament (Justin Rose) June 10-13 — St. Jude Classic (Lee Westwood) June 17-20 — U.S. Open Championship (Graeme McDowell) June 24-27 — Travelers Championship (Bubba Watson) July 1-4 — AT&T National (Justin Rose) July 8-11 — John Deere Classic (Steve Stricker) July 15-18 — The Open Championship (Louis Oosthuizen) July 15-18 — Reno-Tahoe Open (Matt Bettencourt) July 22-25 — RBC Canadian Open (Carl Pettersson) July 29-Aug. 1 — The Greenbrier Classic (Stuart Appleby) Aug. 5-8 — WGC-Bridgestone Invitational (Hunter Mahan) Aug. 5-8 — Turning Stone Resort Championship (Bill Lunde) Aug. 12-15 — PGA Championship, Sheboygan, Wis. Aug. 19-22 — Wyndham Championship, Greensboro, N.C. Aug. 26-29 — The Barclays, Paramus, N.J. Sept. 3-6 — Deutsche Bank Championship, Norton, Mass. Sept. 9-12 — BMW Championship, Lemont, Ill. Sept. 23-26 — THE TOUR Championship, Atlanta Sept. 30-Oct. 3 — Viking Classic, Madison, Miss.

FedExCup Leaders

college football Sept. 2.............. at South Carolina . ......... 6:30 Sept. 11...... vs. Prairie View A&M................. 6 Sept. 17.......................vs. Kansas . .............. 7 Sept. Louisiana Tech................. 6 Oct. 2...................... vs. Marshall * . .............. 7 Oct. 9.................... East Carolina *............ 6:30 Oct. 16..................... at Memphis * . ............ 11 Oct. 30...........................vs. UAB * . ............ 11 Nov. Tulane *............ 2:30 Nov. 13........................... at UCF * . ............ 11 Nov. 20....................vs. Houston *................. 6 Nov. Tulsa * . ......... 5:30 *Conference USA game

Jackson State Sept. 4.........................Delta State................. 4 p.m. Sept. 11... m-vs. Tennessee State................. 6 p.m. Sept. 18.................. *at Grambling.....................TBA Sept. 25..... *Mississippi Valley St.................. 6 p.m. Oct. 9.................... *Alabama A&M................. 4 p.m. Oct. 16...........................*Southern................. 6 p.m. Oct. 23........... *at Texas Southern.....................TBA Oct. 30......................*Prairie View................. 4 p.m. Nov. 6.............. *at Alabama State................. 7 p.m. Nov. 13.............*at Ark.-Pine Bluff............ 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20.................... *Alcorn State................. 1 p.m. *Southwestern Athletic Conference game m-at Memphis, Tenn.


BATTING—Hamilton, Texas, .354; MiCabrera, Detroit, .338; ABeltre, Boston, .333; Cano, New York, .330; Mauer, Minnesota, .325; DelmYoung, Minnesota, .320; DeJesus, Kansas City, .318. RUNS—Teixeira, New York, 83; Jeter, New York, 81; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 80; Youkilis, Boston, 77; MiCabrera, Detroit, 76; MYoung, Texas, 76; JBautista, Toronto, 75; Cano, New York, 75. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 93; ARodriguez, New York, 89; JBautista, Toronto, 86; Guerrero, Texas, 86; Teixeira, New York, 85; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 84; Konerko, Chicago, 78. HITS—Hamilton, Texas, 151; ISuzuki, Seattle, 146; Cano, New York, 142; ABeltre, Boston, 141; MiCabrera, Detroit, 136; MYoung, Texas, 134; Butler, Kansas City, 130. DOUBLES—Markakis, Baltimore, 38; Mauer, Minnesota, 37; MiCabrera, Detroit, 36; ABeltre, Boston, 35; DelmYoung, Minnesota, 35; Hamilton, Texas, 34; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 34; VWells, Toronto, 34. TRIPLES—Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; AJackson, Detroit, 7; Pennington, Oakland, 7; Span, Minnesota, 7; Granderson, New York, 6; Podsednik, Kansas City, 6; FLewis, Toronto, 5; EPatterson, Boston, 5; Youkilis, Boston, 5. HOME RUNS—JBautista, Toronto, 35; Konerko, Chicago, 28; MiCabrera, Detroit, 26; Teixeira, New York, 26; Hamilton, Texas, 24; DOrtiz, Boston, 24; CPena, Tampa Bay, 23; Quentin, Chicago, 23. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 43; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 38; RDavis, Oakland, 34; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 32; Gardner, New York, 31; Figgins, Seattle, 30; Podsednik, Kansas City, 30. PITCHING—Price, Tampa Bay, 15-5; Sabathia, New York, 14-5; Pavano, Minnesota, 14-7; PHughes, New York, 13-5; Cahill, Oakland, 12-4; CBuchholz, Boston, 12-5; Lester, Boston, 12-7; Verlander, Detroit, 12-7. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 171; FHernandez, Seattle, 165; Lester, Boston, 160; Liriano, Minnesota, 156; Morrow, Toronto, 151; CLewis, Texas, 141; Verlander, Detroit, 140. SAVES—RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 32; Soria, Kansas City, 31; NFeliz, Texas, 29; Papelbon, Boston, 29; Gregg, Toronto, 25; MRivera, New York, 23; Fuentes, Los Angeles, 23; Jenks, Chicago, 23.

G CGonzalez Col............... 100 Votto Cin........................ 106 Polanco Phi..................... 85 Prado Atl........................ 101 Pujols StL....................... 111 Byrd ChC........................ 109 Pagan NYM.................... 104 Holliday StL.................... 109 Ethier LAD....................... 93 Werth Phi....................... 109

Sept. 25............... *Alabama State................. 2 p.m. Oct. 2............. at Mississippi State.....................TBA Oct. 9..................*Texas Southern................. 2 p.m. Oct. 16.................... *at Grambling.....................TBA Oct. 21.................. *Ark.-Pine Bluff.....................TBA Oct. 30...........................*Southern................. 2 p.m. Nov. 6...............*at Alabama A&M................. 1 p.m. Nov. 13................ *at Prairie View.....................TBA Nov. 20............. *at Jackson State................. 1 p.m. *Southwestern Athletic Conference game c-at Chicago

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Ole Miss Sept. 4..............Jacksonville State.....................TBA Sept. 11......................... at Tulane.... 8 p.m. ESPN2 Sept. 18......................Vanderbilt *.....................TBA Sept. 25....................Fresno State.....................TBA Oct. 2........................... Kentucky *.....................TBA Oct. 16..................... at Alabama *.....................TBA Oct. Arkansas *.....................TBA Oct. 30............................ Auburn *.....................TBA Nov. 6............ Louisiana-Lafayette.....................TBA Nov. Tennessee *.....................TBA Nov. LSU *.....................TBA Nov. 27............Mississippi State *.....................TBA *Southeastern Conference game

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

Alcorn State Sept. 4............................ Langston................. 2 p.m. Sept. 18.*c-vs. Miss. Valley State................. 5 p.m.

Through Aug. 8 Rank Name 1. Ernie Els . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. Steve Stricker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. Jim Furyk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. Justin Rose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. Phil Mickelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. Jeff Overton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. Hunter Mahan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. Tim Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. Matt Kuchar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10. Ben Crane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11. Dustin Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12. Bo Van Pelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-1-2 La. Pick 4: 8-9-3-3 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-8-0 La. Pick 4: 4-8-3-2 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-6-1 La. Pick 4: 1-7-4-5 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-0-2 La. Pick 4: 4-2-0-1 Easy 5: 4-9-10-14-36 La. Lotto: 8-18-19-24-26-39 Powerball: 19-28-30-37-53 Powerball: 36; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-5-2 La. Pick 4: 8-4-8-4 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-1-7 La. Pick 4: 0-4-1-0 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-9-7 La. Pick 4: 4-5-0-6 Easy 5: 1-3-4-5-36 La. Lotto: 5-16-23-25-26-37 Powerball: 4-22-26-31-52 Powerball: 30; Power play: 5

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Kahne moves to Red Bull for one year Practice CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kasey Kahne finally has a ride locked down for 2011, at Red Bull Racing, where he will spend one season before moving to Hendrick Motorsports. Kahne signed on to replace Mark Martin in the No. 5 Chevrolet at Hendrick in 2012, and team owner Rick Hendrick had to find a place to keep his new driver for one season. After negotiating for more than three months with different teams, Hendrick put together a deal for Kahne to drive one of Red Bull’s two Toyotas.

nascar “This opportunity places me with an established, competitive team that has proven they can win races and make the Chase,” Kahne said Tuesday. “The opportunity to drive for Red Bull Kasey Kahne Racing Team in 2011 is a great fit for me, both personally and professionally. “It feels good to be able to

finally put this to rest and focus my energy on finishing the season strong for the 9 team and our sponsors.” Hendrick was pleased to have a deal finally worked out. Although Hendrick said when he signed Kahne in April that he’d only put Kahne in a Chevrolet, he admitted to widening the search to other manufacturers last month in Indianapolis. “The process went on longer than any of us anticipated, but I’m glad that we took our time to make sure it was right,” Hendrick said “And although I’m not look-

ing forward to racing against him next year, I’m comfortable knowing this is the best situation for Kasey.” Red Bull did not specify which of its cars Kahne will drive next year. The team fields Camrys for Brian Vickers and Scott Speed, but Vickers got out of the car in May to be treated for blood clots. Vickers, who earned Red Bull it’s first Chase berth last season, has insisted he’ll be ready to drive by the start of 2011. Speed, meanwhile, has been heavily invested in by Red Bull’s Austria-based ownership.

Braves ride ninth inning rally to win HOUSTON (AP) — Brooks Conrad filled in ably for an injured Chipper Jones on Tuesday night. Now the Atlanta Braves have to wait and see how long he’ll be their third baseman. Conrad’s two-run homer in the ninth inning powered the Braves to a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros. The Braves were trailing 2-1 after the Astros scored a pair of runs in the eighth inning off Atlanta errors before Conrad’s shot to right field off Houston closer Matt Lindstrom (2-3). Alex Gonzalez singled to set up Conrad’s go-ahead shot. Conrad entered the game in the bottom of the sixth inning to replace Jones, who injured his left knee. “It was really big,” Conrad said of the comeback. “He goes down like that and it was tough, but we pulled through and won the game and it was really huge.” Jones said after the game that he didn’t think the injury was to his anterior cruciate ligament, but that he heard a pop and had significant pain in his knee. He’ll wait until Thursday to get an MRI in Atlanta. Troy Glaus added a solo homer off Lindstrom in the ninth and also drove in Atlanta’s first run in the seventh inning. “I am just devastated,” Lindstrom said. “J.A. pitched a great game. The guys battled back, so it is really hard to swallow right now. I don’t know what else to say other than I take responsibility and I look forward to getting back out there and working on my mechanics and getting my location back.”

think and react more quickly. “The guys are nervous. They’re anxious,” New England running backs coach Ivan Fears said. “They don’t know what they’re going to call on defense so they’ve got to go through all their assignments, all their techniques plus play with energy and play physical.” There was more hitting than when the Patriots and Saints practiced among themselves. New England cornerbacks Jonathan Wilhite and Kyle Arrington knocked Marques Colston to the ground as backup quarterback Patrick Ramsey’s pass sailed over the receiver’s head. Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, in the midst of a solid recovery from knee surgery, participated in 11-on-11 drills without fear of being hurt. “We’re all pros out here and we know this is practice and we’re going to take care of each other,” he said.

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Atlanta Braves shortstop Alex Gonzalez congratulated teammate Brooks Conrad, right, after both scored on Conrad’s home run

mlb Jonny Venters (4-0) got the win after striking out Jason Michaels to end the eighth inning and Billy Wagner pitched a perfect ninth for his 28th save. Atlanta’s big ninth inning allowed the team to overcome another sloppy defensive night. The Braves committed three errors for the second straight game. Michael Bourn tripled in the eighth inning and tied it on an error by Gonzalez on a bad throw home to Brian McCann on a ball hit by Jeff Keppinger.

against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning Tuesday.

Keppinger reached first on a fielder’s choice. Braves starter Jair Jurrjens then intentionally walked Hunter Pence and was replaced by Peter Moylan. Houston went ahead on an error by Omar Infante when he missed the catch at second, allowing Keppinger to score. “Just a great win,” Braves manager Bobby Cox said. “The way J.J. pitched and then Chipper gets hurt, to ... win the game, adversity staring us right in the face and we came back.” Glaus put Atlanta up 1-0

with an RBI-single in the seventh inning. Astros starter J.A. Happ set up that score by walking Conrad to start the seventh before walking McCann with one out. Jurrjens allowed six hits and two runs in 71⁄3 innings. Happ did not factor in the decision, but was much better on Tuesday than in his last start where he allowed seven earned runs in one-plus innings. He yielded just two hits and a run in 61⁄3 innings in his third start for the Astros since being traded from Philadelphia for Roy Oswalt.

nba “Big Shamrock” signed a twoyear deal with the Celtics at veteran’s minimum, forgoing more lucrative offers to join the defending Eastern Conference champions for a run at another championship or two. A crossover celebrity who has appeared in feature films and his own TV show, O’Neal joked about his new nickname, his fear that his kids will develop a Boston accent and trying to beat new teammate Glen “Big Baby” Davis in a chowder-eating contest. But he was serious when he talked about his legacy.

Boston Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal holds up his new jersey Tuesday. “Do I have the same hunger? Yes. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be here,” O’Neal said. “I don’t

like wasting my time. I don’t like wasting anybody’s time. At the end of the day, when I close the book, it’s all about winning.” The news conference to introduce O’Neal wasn’t the usual type for a backup, 38-year-old center who will be paid about $1.3 million a year. There were a dozen TV cameras, perhaps 50 reporters in all and a couple hundred beaming schoolchildren in the bleachers, taking a break from their basketball camp next door. Also in the gym: Kevin Garnett, who promised O’Neal he would fly back from Hawaii to be there.


emblem should be no more offensive to anyone than a picture of a cotton ball on a T-shirt. “I’d almost be willing to tell the SEC to take their tournament wherever they want to do it,” said Moore, whose district is near Trustmark Park in Pearl, a suburb of Jackson, which is expected to bid on the tournament. “We’re not going to let them dictate to us what our flag looks like.” Athletic directors from the 12 SEC schools are expected to decide in December which city will host the baseball tournament starting in 2012, Mattox said. Pearl is one of seven cities expected to bid. The tournament has been in Hoover, Ala., since 1998 and remains there through next spring. Derrick Johnson, president of the Mississippi NAACP, said Tuesday he’ll ask the SEC not to host tournaments in Mississippi because of the flag. “We would like for all sport entities to continue not to support any state that would brandish the Confederate emblem, which is an offensive emblem for AfricanAmericans,” Johnson said. Five cities have already

submitted bids to host starting in 2012 — Memphis, Tenn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Duluth, Ga.; Hoover and Montgomery, Ala. Mattox said Metairie, La., also is expected to bid. Mattox said the SEC will look at each city’s stadium seating capacity, hotels, media areas, hospitality spaces, availability of backup game sites, batting practice areas, parking and opportunities for other entertainment for fans. Trustmark Park in Pearl is home to Minor League Baseball’s Mississippi Braves and has a seating capacity of nearly 8,500. That’s smaller than Hoover’s capacity of 10,000. The tournament could pump hundreds of thousands of dollars into the economy for the host city. Mattox said the SEC decided several years ago that Mississippi’s flag would be a factor considered if the state bids for championship events. The University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University are in the SEC, but both campuses are more than 125 miles from Pearl.

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Payton described the meeting in his book, “Home Team,” published late in June. It was a good way to critique his team by imagining what Belichick would be saying to his players about the Saints. Fullback Heath Evans played under Belichick for four seasons before joining the Saints last season. One of the more talkative Patriots in those years, sometimes to Belichick’s dismay, his former coach would be proud to hear Evans’ review of Payton’s impression. “They always tell us to say ‘no comment’ in all our media speech performance classes,” Evans said. “No comment.” But, he conceded, “their personalities couldn’t be more different.” Belichick did not speak with reporters Tuesday. Like Payton’s impression, the joint practice is a refreshing change of pace. Freed from the monotony of training camp, players had to


Shaq becomes ‘Big Shamrock’ for Celtics WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — When Shaquille O’Neal was much, much younger and a good deal smaller, too, he chose as a role model one of the most successful big men in NBA history. “When I came into the league, I wanted to compete with Bill Russell for titles,” O’Neal said Tuesday, with Russell’s 11 championship banners hanging above him at a news conference to mark his signing with the Boston Celtics. “That’s not going to happen, but I’d like to almost get half of what he got.” With four titles and a Hall of Fame career already on his resumé, newly christened

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on Sunday afternoon and backing up, it doesn’t really happen anymore,” McDowell said. “Guys are not scared anymore.” As if there was any doubt, just look at who McDowell turned to for inspiration Sunday at Pebble Beach, when Woods, Mickelson and Els — multiple major winners, all of them — were chasing him. Not Nick Faldo. Not Ballesteros. Not Woods. Not even Harrington, the instigator of this latest Euro-

pean revolution. “Y.E. Yang, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson — I was taking some belief from those guys doing it,” McDowell, the first European in 40 years to win the U.S. Open, said, rattling off a list of firsttimers. “There’s no doubt, it has a knock-on effect.” So who’s next? Rory McIlroy is always a popular choice. McDowell’s fellow Northern Irishman tied the major-championship record with a 63 in the first round at the British Open, only to blow up with an 80

on Friday afternoon. But the 21-year-old player showed his mettle, closing 69-68 to finish in a tie for third. There’s Ryo Ishikawa, the Japanese phenom who earlier this year shot a 58, the lowest score ever on a recognized tour. Paul Casey’s run at becoming the first Englishman since Faldo to win the British Open might have disappeared in a gorse bush, but his tie for third at St. Andrews shows he is as dangerous as he was last summer, when he climbed to No. 3 in the world .

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Madden 11 is not perfect, but still tough to beat By Dirk Lammers The Associated Press The 22-year-old Madden NFL video game franchise returns with another championshipcaliber effort, capturing the Vince Lombardi trophy but falling short of the cherished undefeated season. EA Sports once again finds a way to up the series’ incredible visuals and Sunday experience, and developers have made running fun again while adding a great new play-calling mode to speed up the time it takes to get through a game. But “Madden NFL 11” ($59.99; Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) is held back a bit by disjointed play-by-play announcing that is hard to ignore. Football teams are most effective when they can establish the run, and EA Sports comes through here. The game scraps the longused sprint button (why would you not want to go fast?) in favor of a dual-stick control that makes juking and spinning toward the goal line more intuitive and enjoyable. For two decades, impatience for video game yardage has prompted many players to call an inordinate number of pass plays. This control adjustment has fixed that. Another welcome improvement is GameFlow, which allows gamers to play a football game while leaving the coaching to others. It’s far superior than the previous “Ask Madden” method. Just click a single button and a suitable play for the situation is called. A coach calls the strategy into your helmet’s headset (the main speakers or your Xbox 360 headset) and you just run the play. Sure, the artificial intelligence play callers are going to make some puzzling decisions, but so do real-life offensive and defensive coordinators. And gamers who really want control are going to pick

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A copy of EA Sports’ Madden NFL 11 video game is seen at a celebration for the game’s release in the French Quarter of New Orleans on Monday. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees appears on the cover of the newest version of the game.

commentary their own plays. Even with GameFlow, you can always opt to select from the full playbook or call an audible at the line, and more extensive pre-game adjustments can be made in the Game Planning menu. Just bump and drop the popularity of certain plays in particular situations in a process like rating songs for a customized online radio station. The visuals in “Madden NFL 11” pop off the screen. Coaches and players look more like their real-life counterparts, and the sun and halogen beams entering the stadiums create more realistic shadows and lighting effects. “Madden” expanded its pregame cut scenes with shots of players sitting in locker rooms, stars in suits walking off team buses and fans lining up to grab a beer or hot dog. On the field, players engage in those now overly filmed get-

psyched pre-game bounce sessions, defensive players jump each other to celebrate a beastly hit and coaching assistants give a player some Gatorade during timeouts. The stadiums look great, and graphical improvements with both the sidelines and crowds are evident. Fans wear a variety of NFL gear, but the collective crowd’s color palette is exclusively matched to the team’s palette. Would an occasional random yellow or red shirt at a Colts-Eagles game hurt anyone? Crowds engage in team specific chants such as “J-ET-S Jets,” “Go Pack Go” and “Tampa ... Bay.” Other in-game improvements include better downfield blocking and refinements to many of the catching and running animations. Where the game really falls short is in the play-by-play announcing. In an attempt to boost the broadcast excitement level, EA

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VGSA pitching, hitting clinics

VHS, WC football tickets now on sale

The Vicksburg Girls’ Softball Association will host beginner’s clinic for fastpitch pitching and batting on Aug. 21 at Bazinsky Park. There will be a beginning pitching clinic from 8-10 a.m. for all ages. And a catching clinic and a hitting clinic for girls ages 10 and younger will be from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. A beginner’s hitting clinic for girls ages 10 and up will be from 1 p.m. until 3. The cost is $25 for the pitching and batting clinics and $40 for both. For information, call Lori Williams at 601218-3544, or Tammy Threadgill at 228-669-5944.

Tickets for Vicksburg High and Warren Central football games are now on sale to past season ticketholders at the Vicksburg Warren School District athletic offices on Mission 66. Reserved seats will go on sale to the public on Monday. Season tickets for the five home games at each school are $25 if purchased before the first game, and reserved seat tickets are $6 per game or $30 for the season. Gator and Viking “A” club memberships are also on sale. “A” club membership cards are good for admission to all scheduled sporting events within the Vicksburg Warren School District except the Red Carpet football and basketball events, state playoff games and out-

Co-ed softball registration Registration for the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department’s co-ed softball league will continue until Aug. 23. The registration fee is $175 per team, plus $5 for each non-city resident and $10 for each non-county resident. Registration forms are available at the Parks and Rec office on Army-Navy Drive. A mandatory coaches meeting will be held Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. the Parks and

of-town events. The cost is $80 for one person or $155 for two, and includes two football season tickets, a parking pass, and a pass for admission to most sporting events. For information, call the athletic department at 601631-2822.

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

Vicksburg 12U softball tryouts Vicksburg will host a 12-and-under fast-pitch softball tournament team tryout for girls for the upcoming 2011 season. The tryouts will be held on Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bazinsky fields behind Home Depot. All practices will be held in Vicksburg. For information, call 601-618-7021.

Central Miss. 10U baseball team tryouts The 10-and-under USSSA Central Mississippi Cyclones will hold a tryout for the 2011 season on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Raymond Road Baptist Church. For information, call Steve Waddell at 601-8428913.

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Sports hired Gus Johnson, a top-notch veteran announcer who does a fantastic job on Sundays. But his game calling comes through here as ridiculously fragmented and choppy, as the voice inflections in strungtogether phrases are way too diverse. A loud and excited “Braylon Edwards” is followed by a subdued “making his first reception of the game.” Excitement builds with a boisterous, “He’s wanting to go deep with it,” followed by a way softer, “He’s taken down at the 20,” without ever noting that it was a catch. It’s just not natural. I got so fed up with this that I decided to turn off the commentary, which revealed another sound issue I had been overlooking. I could hear no stadium announcer chronicling the play, ball carrier, tackler and yardage. The odd thing is a specific volume control setting for the stadium speakers that says it scales the volume of the PA announcer. Confusing. On the positive side, Cris Collinsworth’s color commentary is solid and unbutchered, as his bits are recorded in full sentences. One new multiplayer offering this year is online team play, which allows 3-on-3action with one controlling the quarterback, one handling the running backs and the third guiding the receivers. This is a nice addition. All-in-all, “Madden NFL 11” is once again the best NFL football video game on the market, and that’s not just because it’s the only NFL football video game on the market. Fans of the series commit to buying a new title each year, and there are not enough reasons to skip this year. Three-and-a-half out of four stars. ———

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Pro Football Hall of Fame coach John Madden leave the NFL offices to board Madden’s bus the ‘Madden Cruiser’ to visit training camps Tuesday.

Madden still lends name to famous game WASHINGTON (AP) — John Madden misses the broadcast booth. “I haven’t gotten used to it yet,” he says. It’s been a little over a year since he retired from a 30-year career as a color commentator on NFL games. “Last year, there was an emptiness,” Madden acknowledges. “When you love doing something so much, you miss it when it’s over.” Still, Madden’s namesake video game lives on. And with “Madden NFL” entering into its third decade, publisher EA Sports is trying to bring more casual football fans back to the gridiron. The 2010-11 edition introduces GameFlow, in which you can let the artificial intelligence choose your plays instead of scrambling through a massive playbook before every down. “We always want to make

nfl the game easy to start and impossible to master,” says Madden. And series veterans will still be able to choose and edit plays all they want. “If you stop at simple, the next thing is boredom,” Madden says. The legendary broadcaster and coach has been touring training camps this summer with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “It’s brought back some good memories,” he says. However, like most fans he’s worried about the persistent buzz concerning a possible work stoppage before the 2011-12 season. “The game is so good, you hate to see it fouled up,” Madden says. “Doggone it, they’re the custodians of the game — the owners and the players — and they can’t let the fans down.”


The USDA, Rural Utilities Service has received an application for financial assistance from the Valley Park Water Association, Inc. The proposed project consists of the installation of one (1) 300 GPM water well, one (1) elevated 12,000 gallon tank, and a distribution system extensions to provide looped service. The area being served by the proposed additions are located in Issaquena, Sharkey and Warren Counties, MS. As required by the National Environmental Policy Act and agency regulations, the Rural Utilities Service prepared an Environmental Assessment of the proposal that assessed the potential environmental effects of the proposal and the effect of the proposal may have on historic properties. The Environmental Assessment was published on June 29, 2010 for a 30-day public comment period. No comments were received. Upon consideration of the applicant’s proposal, federal and state environmental regulatory and natural resource agencies, and public input the agency has determined that the proposal will not have a significant effect on the human environment and for which an Environment Impact Statement will not be prepared. The basis of this determination is that the project will not cause any major impacts on the environment within the service area. Copies of the Environmental Assessment can be reviewed or obtained at the USDA/Rural Development Area Office located at 3038 E. Reed Road, Suite 5, Greenville, MS 38703 or by calling (662) 335-4862 ext. 4 and at 723 Deer Creek Circe, Valley Park, MS 39177 or by calling (601) 636-4064. For further information, please contact Mrs. Thelma Glasco, Area Director at (662) 335-4862 ext. 4. A general location map of the proposal can be seen at the above address.