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2,150 lose power as storms rip county By Mary Margaret Halford

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B1 WEATHER Today: Showers; high of 93 Tonight: Showers; low of 73 Mississippi River:

23.8 feet Rose: 0.2 foot Flood stage: 43 feet

A fast-moving thunderstorm slammed parts of Warren County Saturday evening, knocking out power to about 2,150 county residents, knocking down trees and power lines and causing traffic hazards. “It looks like we’ve got a good bit of damage,” Entergy spokesman Don

Arnold said Saturday night. “Any time you get a storm with wind like this trees will come down and take power lines with them.” Arnold said he was expecting Entergy crews from Jackson to come help restore power Saturday night. He added that he hoped to have all power restored today. Warren County SherSee Storm, Page A9.

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A tree blocks Halls Ferry Road near Roseland Drive on Saturday. Hawkins United Methodist Church can be seen in the background.

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Second Wheeling Convention: Delegates in what is present-day West Virginia gather Aug. 6-21, 1861, for the “Second Wheeling Convention” to consider breaking with Virginia over the state’s secession from the Union. The delegates debate boundaries for a future state and a committee on Aug. 20 proposes that it be named “Kanawha” and consist of dozens of breakaway-minded counties. Voters in those counties in October will ultimately approve a statehood referendum, clearing the way for a later constitutional convention to establish a state government framework. In a legal step, President Abraham Lincoln on Aug. 16, 1861, declares the 11 states of the Confederacy and its denizens “in a state of insurrection against the United States” and proclaims all commercial trade to other parts of the United States to be “unlawful.”

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Roca Restaurant & Bar owner Jay Parmegiani

Roca chef Parmegiani on sugar high with win at Clash in the Kitchen

By Danny Barrett Jr. What’s sugary and creamy like a frozen dessert, spongy on the inside like a birthday cake and covered in candied yams? Give up? Foodies and judges at the third annual Clash in the Kitchen benefit for fire victims Aug. 4 in Jackson were as much in the dark when Vicksburg chef Jay Parmegiani served it up alongside potato-themed creations from four fellow culinary artists from across Mississippi. The loaded baked potato dessert won the Roca Restaurant & Bar owner this year’s Best Chef title, his second top finish at the event that raises money for the Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Association. “We had to do something with potatoes,” said See Roca, Page A9.

Parmegiani’s award-winning sweet potato dessert

AMES, Iowa — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won a test vote of Iowans on Saturday, a show of popularity and organizational strength for the Tea Party favorite five months before the state’s caucuses kick off the GOP presidential nominating season. The result is the first indication of what Iowans think of the field of Republicans competing for the chance to challenge President Barack Obama next fall. But it’s hardly predictive of who will win the winter Iowa contest, much less the party nod or the White House. Rather, Saturday’s outcome suggests that Bachmann has a certain level of support and, perhaps even Michele more imporBachmann tant, the strongest get-out-the-vote operation and widest volunteer base in a state whose caucuses require those elements. Texas Rep. Ron Paul finished a close second while former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty placed a distant third. “We have a lot more work to do,” Pawlenty said, making clear he wasn’t dropping out despite a disappointing finish. “We are just beginning and I’m looking forward to a great campaign.” The results of the nonbinding vote, held on the Iowa State University campus, came just hours after Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the race. “I full well believe I’m going to win,” Perry told South Carolina voters on a conference call before delivering his first speech as a candidate. “It’s time to get America working again,” he declared in Charleston, S.C. “America is not broken. Washington, D.C. is broken.” See Bachmann, Page A9.


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Wall Street’s ride compounds states’ pension fears ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Wall Street’s volatility has hit state pension funds just as they were beginning to recover from the recession, turning what was merely a troubled forecast into a potentially stormy future for taxpayers who are on the hook for billions in unfunded liabilities for government retirees. As for the millions of government clerks, engineers, janitors, teachers and firefighters in the retirement systems, they are protected by law or, as in New York, by the state constitution, to be backed up by tax dollars if necessary. Their benefits remain safe for life in guaranteed “defined benefit” pension plans that are disappearing in the private sector, where most employees are left to fend for themselves with 401(k) plans that they mostly or entirely fund themselves. California’s main publicemployee pension fund, the nation’s largest, has lost at least $18 billion off its stock portfolio since July 1, about 7.5 percent of its $237.5 billion total asset value on June 30. Florida’s pension fund has lost about $9 billion since June 30, a decline of 7 percent for a fund valued at $119.4 billion on Thursday, while the Virginia Retirement System shrank from $54.5 billion on June 30 to about $51 billion by week’s end, a decline of 6.4 percent, said its director, Robert P. Schultze. New York’s state comptroller will not say how much the state pension fund has lost during the latest Wall Street roller coaster, but the fund was 5 percent below its prerecession value before the recent losses and remained nearly $8 billion below its prerecession value. And Kentucky, which has more than $20 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, has seen the value of its public pension fund decline $1.7 billion — or 15 percent — since July 1, falling to a total value of $9.7 billion. Nationwide, states have

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A monitor displays the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. a combined $689.5 billion in unfunded pension liabilities and $418 billion in government retiree health care obligations, according to data collected earlier this year by The Associated Press. Those benefits are protected by state law or, as in New York, by the constitution. Pension fund managers say there is no risk current government retirees will miss a monthly check and that they are remaining calm and taking the long view in their investments. Some say the market plunge is even providing a great opportunity to buy stocks at fire-sale prices. Kentucky Retirement Systems Chief Investor T.J. Carlson said his fund has not made significant changes to its investments in response to the market turmoil. “We haven’t changed our long-term strategy in any way,” he said. Critics of the defined benefit plans, which guarantee pensions for life to public employ-

ees and are rarely found any longer in the private sector, say the recent stock market plunge underscores the need for fundamental changes. The amount state and local governments are being forced to funnel into pension payments is rising as retirees live longer and elected officials have awarded more generous pension benefits in recent years, taking taxpayer money away from core public services. At the same, pension funds promise returns on investments — 7 percent to 8 percent or more a year — that many critics say are unrealistic in the future. E.J. McMahon, a senior fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, said the asset levels of virtually all public pension funds are below 2007 levels despite the recovery of the market in 2009 and 2010. “They still think there is a ’long-term norm,”’ he said of fund managers. “The events

of the last two months are a reminder of how wrong that might be.” As recently as last month, California’s two public pension funds reported investment gains of more than 20 percent for the fiscal year ended June 30, largely driven by rising stock values. The increase came as both funds — one for teachers, the other for state and local government workers — were clawing their way back from losses in 2008 and 2009 that cost them up to one-third of their asset value. The recent losses are stoking fears again that taxpayers will have to bail them out at the expense of other programs that already have been subject to deep budget cuts. The state already faces an estimated $75 billion in unfunded public pension liabilities. “The stock market volatility just shows that the public budget should not be subject to the Dow Jones Industrial Average,” said Dan Pellissier,

president of California Pension Reform, a group that is preparing a ballot initiative to limit the amounts governments can spend for future pensions. Pellissier himself will qualify for a $5,000-a-month state pension when he turns 55 in five years after working in state government for two decades. Despite his own government pension, Pellissier said public employees should bear the investment risk for retirement benefits just as private-sector employees do through 401(k) plans. New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said public pension funds work well. New York has reduced pension benefits in the past year for newly hired workers and lowered its performance outlook to 7.5 percent, while most states remain at 8 percent. “This is a fund that has worked and been able to pay out benefits for 90 years,” he said. Managers also note the “funding ratio,” which is the percentage of the fund needed to pay out all its obligations, is more than 80 percent in many states, which pension managers say is positive. Even with the steady-as-shegoes response from pension fund managers, critics of the system say taxpayers should be nervous about their future liabilities to government retirees, said Jim Waters, vice president of the Bluegrass Institute, a nonpartisan group that has pressed for a defined contribution system for government employees in Kentucky. “Without pension reform, Kentucky could be headed for bankruptcy and the inability to provide necessary services for its neediest citizens,” he said. “Kentucky’s been in a hole for a while now, but continues to dig ... There’s no way we can rely solely on the stock market or even individual contributions alone to close the liability gap.”

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS Career Center — Job opportunities for Vicksburg Housing Authority residents only; Manney Murphy; 601-638-1661 or 601-738-8140; 131 Elizabeth Circle. ServSafe Food Manager Certification Course — Monday, Aug. 22; call 601-8316428 to register; Vicksburg Mall. Senior Center ­­— Monday: 9 a.m., curtis bridge; 10, chair exercises; 1p.m., card games and scratch art; 5:30, dance class. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. DivorceCare — 6 p.m. Tuesday; video seminar and support group for those separated or divorced. Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St., 601636-2493. Vicksburg Family Support Group — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday; for caretakers of youth with mental health, school discipline and academic concerns; Jacobs Ladder enter through parking lot behind First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St. CPR and First Aid Classes — Saturday; $55 per person; limited space, 601-634-4478; Red Cross certification; Kings Center, 224 R.L. Chase Circle. River Region Healthy Woman Program — Noon Aug. 23; reservations required for

lunch by Aug. 22, 601-8836118; Dr. Carlos Latorre, how to get the men in your life to visit the doctor. River Region Medical Center conference rooms. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601636-1134. Ghosts of Beulah Cemetery — Seeking photos of those buried there; photos due by Sept. 30; visit to send photo or mail to Vicksburg Tabernacle NO. 19, P.O. Box 822846, Vicksburg, MS 39182; volunteers needed to dress in costume Oct. 29; Karen Frederick, 601-629-42536.

churches Belmont M.B. — Revival, 7 p.m. Monday-Friday; the Rev. Rodney Divinity, speaker; the Rev. Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. St. Paul M.B. — Revival, 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; the Rev. Gregory Brown, pastor; the Rev. Hugh Lewis Sr., pastor; 5608 Smith Station Road.

Pleasant Valley M.B. — Registration open each Tuesday at 7 p.m. for Trinity Theological Seminary; classes begin Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.; 260 Mississippi 27. WC Mississippi Baptist Seminary and Bible College — Fall semester registration, 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; classes begin Aug. 23; 601634-1982 or 601-638-3075; E.D. Straughter Baptist Memorial Center, 1411 Martin Luther King Jr. St. First Presbyterian — Explorer’s Bible study group; Sept. 7 Wednesdays 9:30-11:15 a.m.; cost is $60; scholarships are available; to register, Rosalye Baldwin, 601-638-3994; 1501 Cherry St.

CLUBs American Legion Post 213 — 8 tonight, dance with Dj Horseman Mitchell; $3 single or $5 couple. Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday; David Maggio, park guide; Jacques’ Cafe. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Ray Hamel, Vicksburg National Military Park, speaker; Toney’s. WC Long Term Recovery Committee — 6 p.m. Thursday; AmeriCorps Campus; for those affected by the 2011 flood; Ruby 601-636-1733.

Rosa A. Temple High School Reunion Choir — 6 p.m. Friday, rehearsal; former choir members or anyone interested; Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St.

BENEFITS Golf Tournament — Noon

Aug. 29, Canebrake Country Club, Hattiesburg; registration due by Thursday; prices and times, Brenda Kirby, 601818-7023 or Col. Steven McCoy, 601-466-9036; benefits the Mississippi National Guard ChalleNGe Foundation Inc.

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Perry leaps into 2012 race, vows to get feds off Americans’ backs CHARLESTON, S.C. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry joined the Republican presidential field Saturday and told supporters he would make the federal government “as inconsequential in your lives as I can” by reducing taxes and easing regulations. Perry announced his plans before an overflow crowd at the conservative RedState Gathering in South Carolina, an important early primary state. His entry came hours before the release of results from a straw poll in Iowa where the crowded field of candidates was competing. Perry’s name wasn’t on the ballot, though it could be written in. Perry was the easy winner of an Alabama Republican straw poll even though he was not on the ballot. Perry received 101 write-in votes out of 205 total votes cast. Herman Cain finished second with 47 votes. Shortly before the speech, Perry launched a campaign website and held a conference call with state activists. “I full well believe I’m going to win,” he told them. Perry used his speech to slam Washington and President Barack Obama for “rudderless” leadership and “an unbridled fixation on taking

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the RedState Gathering, where he announced his run for president in 2012. more money out of pockets.” Perry said one in six workeligible people in the country cannot find full-time work. “That is not a recovery. That is an economic disaster.” He promoted his record of job creation in Texas and said he would have the same success as president. “Page one of any economic plan to get America working is to give a pink slip to the current resident in the White House,” Perry said to loud cheers. Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt hit back, saying Perry’s policies were a “carbon copy” of Republicans’ in Washington.

Polling shows the popularity of Congress, and Republican lawmakers in particular, at record lows. “In a Republican field that has already pledged allegiance to the Tea Party and failed to present any plan that will benefit the middle class or create the jobs America needs to win the future, Gov. Perry offers more of the same,” LaBolt said in a statement. Perry did not mention any of his Republican rivals in his remarks. Perry, 61, visited New Hampshire, the first-in-the-nation primary state, Saturday night before heading to Iowa today.

Palin visits Iowa fair, stokes ’12 speculation DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sarah Palin stoked speculation anew of a future presidential run, inserting herself into the 2012 conversation by visiting in Iowa during an important week in the GOP race — and just as Texas Gov. Rick Perry becomes a candidate. “There is still plenty of room for a common sense conservative,” the former Alaska governor insisted to a crush of reporters as she inspected cattle with her family at the Iowa State Fair. Characteristically, she played coy about her plans and sent mixed messages.

Palin said she hasn’t decided whether she would run for president, but suggested she was leaning toward a bid, adding: “When we’re ready to announce ... you won’t be able to miss the announcement.” Asked about Perry, she said: “He’s a great guy and I look forward to see him in those debates.” But she rebuffed questions about whether that meant she’d be standing on stage with him. Appearing on Fox News’ “Sean Hannity Show” Friday night, Palin welcomed the idea of Perry entering the race, saying: “You deserve good

choices. As for me, I’m still considering it.” As she shuffled through cattle pens in a casual T-shirt and black slacks, Palin posed for pictures with well-wishers and fans. She scrawled her autograph on hats and fair programs, asked supporters what they did for a living and talked about becoming a grandmother. Officially, Palin, the GOP’s 2008 vice presidential nominee who resigned the Alaska governorship midterm in 2009, was in Iowa as the Midwestern swing of a “One Nation” bus tour.

Card Of Thanks

Because you prayed - We made it. Because you Cared - We were strengthened. Because you were helping to bear our burdens - Our spirits were lifted. The family of the Late Mrs. Esther L. Jackson acknowledges with grateful appreciation all acts of kindness, and deeds of thoughtfulness extended to us during this most difficult time. We also appreciate your presence and participation in her funeral service. May God find favor in your Christian acts, and may He continue to shower you with His blessings. Gratefully, Lonnie R. Jackson, Son Edna J. Green, Daughter and the Family



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Since the Democratic primary high water mark in 1987, the party has lost 462,069 primary voters.

Dem primary turnout numbers are deceiving


Economy Plans for steamer, strip mall a positive sign Positive economic news, especially in the current financial climate, is always welcome news for the residents of Warren County. And while many grand plans for development in the city have come and gone with a whisper, Wednesday’s news is a sign of economic hope. The American Steamboat Company announced plans to resume Mississippi River cruises on the American Queen. Even better, company officials have said Vicksburg will play a big role in excursions north and south on the Mighty Mississippi. In years past, steamers would stop in Vicksburg so passengers could disembark, visit downtown Vicksburg and its shops and tourist attractions, then return to the boat in the evening for the next leg of the cruise. Plans are to dock in Vicksburg overnight and secure a

block of hotel rooms for passengers to spend the night. Overnight visitors, likely, will eat at our restaurants, visit our casinos and enjoy our nightlife, which equates to increased revenues throughout the city and county. The Mississippi River holds a magical mystique and there is a natural attraction to the river. The river is a tremendous part of Vicksburg’s history — and its present and future. The return of a steamer docking at City Front will only enhance the attraction to the river at Vicksburg. Also Wednesday, the unfinished Halls Ferry Station — a block of concrete walls and underbrush behind Walgreens at Halls Ferry and South Frontage roads — has been purchased by Action Properties LLC of Yazoo City. A.G. Helton, Action’s chief executive officer, said equipment is expected to be

working in a few weeks on the project, which has been dormant since 2007. What businesses will move into the complex are unknown, but Helton said he has “some prospective tenants and some good leads.” Action has shown interest in the property more than once, unsuccessfully bidding on the foreclosed property in 2007 and then purchasing it this year. The property sits at the site of the old Halls Ferry School, which was demolished in 2002. Traffic surveys have shown that the intersection is the busiest in the city. Helton and Jeffrey Krida, chief executive of the Great American Steamboat Company, have signaled a commitment to Vicksburg. Here’s hoping Helton and Krida’s commitments become reality.

A job well done on debris cleanup City of Vicksburg work crews have been mighty busy. And we should all be thankful for that. Work crews were about to wrap up flood debris removal, less than three months after the Mississippi River crested at a record 57.1 feet on May 19. Final numbers for the amount of debris cleared from city streets will soon be available. The numbers will be staggering. In the first five days after the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave the green light for city crews to remove debris, crews had collected and disposed of 144 tons — or 288,000 pounds. City crews began picking up debris on June 27. The board elected to have city crews

clean up the debris on a 2-1 vote with Mayor Paul Winfield voting against the city crew plan in favor of bringing in private firms for flood debris removal. North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield, at the time, said bringing in private firms would take too much time, which the city did not have. “This is a public safety issue, and it’s getting worse every day,” Mayfield said in June. “We’ve got problems with mold, snakes, rodents ... we’ve got to start getting that debris up today.” Mayfield made his comments on Friday, June 24, and by the following Monday, crews were on the streets. They’ve been there since and were expected to finish cleanup this week-

end. The Aug. 12 deadline was set by city officials in order for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to process paperwork for reimbursement to the city. Winfield said some debris, if put out on the curb after Aug. 12, would be collected, but added the board should, “have some discussions on that.” Floods such as the one that slammed this city in May have the power to be devastating, both when rising and in recession. The cleanup became a Herculean effort, but one completed swiftly, completely and professionally. A job well done.

Sheriff’s department deserves raises Warren County supervisors are considering four budget proposals — three of which include raises for the sheriff’s department. We implore the board to choose one of these three options. The Warren County Sheriff’s Department has 42 positions from undersheriff to entry-level deputy. The sheriff’s salary is set by state law according to population, but all working under him are paid by the county. The staff is in charge of law enforcement for the entire county — an area of about 600 square miles, which includes the city limits of Vicksburg. The city employs 72 officers and entrylevel pay to be a city cop is $28,392. The city’s population is about half of the

entire county’s 48,773 residents, according to the 2010 census. Most importantly, it has been three years since deputies or staff received even a cost-of-living adjustment. Entrylevel deputies start at $27,842 per year. The three plans, involving deputy raises, vary: • Sheriff’s department staff would receive a 5 percent bump in salary coupled with a 3 percent raise across the board for all county employees. • Sheriff’s Department employees would receive an 8 percent increase, with a 3 percent salary increase for 17 jail staffers. • Raises of 7 percent would be given to department staff, and money is

allocated for a third assistant district attorney. Board members hold differing views — from allocating raises for every county employee to making sure any bumps in pay would not create a deficit. In times of economic uncertainty, fiscal prudence should carry weight. But safety should, as well. The way to keep a well-staffed, competent sheriff’s department is to pay well. To keep the same staff takes an occasional bump in pay. Three years is too long without even a semblance of a pay increase. We urge supervisors to take that stance. It has been too long. The time to act is now.

STARKVILLE — With 99 percent of the state’s precincts reporting in the Aug. 2 primaries, the Associated Press reported 281,719 votes in the GOP gubernatorial primary, up 42.5 percent from the 197,647 votes cast in the 2007 GOP primary election. For Democrats, the AP reported 394,663 votes cast in their primary, down 11.7 percent from the 446,746 case in the 2007 Democratic primary for governor. Again, at first blush those numbers suggest that Democratic primary participation was down but still superior to GOP numbers. But on additional review, those numbers are deceiving. At 394,663 votes in 2011, Democrats had the lowest turnout since 1947 — the year current Republican Gov. Haley Barbour was born — when 365,228 Democratic voters took part in the primary election. Democratic primary turnout numbers grew steadily from the 1947 election until it peaked in 1987 at 856,702 votes in a gubernatorial primary between Maurice Dantin, John Arthur Eaves, Gilbert Fountain, Ray Mabus, Ed Pittman, Mike Sturdivant, H.R. Toney and Bill Waller. By contrast, the GOP gubernatorial primary between Doug Lemon and Jack Reed attracted just 18,553 votes — including 67 votes in DeSoto County and exactly 1,400 votes in Rankin County. But in the general election against Mabus, Reed drew 336,276 votes against his opponent’s 385,689. In the 1987 general SID election, Reed polled 13,218 in Rankin County and 3,207 in DeSoto County. In the 2011 GOP primary, Rankin and DeSoto counties combined produced a total of 53,174 GOP primary votes. Only 6,541 Rankin and DeSoto voters participated in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. From 1987 to 1991, Democratic Party turnout dropped by more than 130,000 to 726,465 and down some 211,000 from 1991 to 1995 when 514,649 voters participated in the party primary. After a rally to 124,606 in 1999 when Democrats drew 693,255 to their primary, the party has lost primary voters to the tune of 121,910 in 2003, another 70,599 in 2007 and another 52,083 in 2011. Since the Democratic primary high water mark in 1987, the party has lost 462,069 primary voters. At the same time, from 1987’s GOP primary turnout of 18,553, Republican primary voters have increased by 263,166. Given those numbers, it’s not the Democratic Party’s inability to produce a nominee for lieutenant governor that should concern party officials nor the fact that the GOP currently holds 7 of 8 statewide offices. What should concern the Democrats is that the erosion of party primary voters that began in 1987 and has continued in earnest for the past decade shows no real sign of turning around. The emergence of 15-to-18 high-population counties where Democratic candidates don’t fare well in local or legislative politics is a far greater threat to the Dems than simply losing the Governor’s Mansion. What has been most evident since 1987 is that a substantial number of Mississippi voters take part in Democratic primaries in rural Mississippi only to vote Republican in statewide elections. From the 1991 gubernatorial race that saw Republican Kirk Fordice unseat Mabus forward, Republicans have controlled the governor’s office for four out of the last five terms based in great measure on the strength of the party’s ability to pull Democratic primary voters to flip the GOP switch for governor in November. Those are the odds that either Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree or Clarksdale businessman Bill Luckett will face in November. •


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Sunday, August 14, 2011

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WEEK IN Vicksburg Vicksburg roasted under August skies with high temperatures hovering in the upper 90s throughout the week and lows dipping to the upper 70s. No rainfall was recorded. The Mississippi River dipped to 23.3 feet before rising a bit at the end of the week to Friday’s stage of 23.7 feet. Flood stage is 43 feet. Dutch filmmakers visited Edwards as part of a 15-city tour of American cities that were named Amsterdam. A section near Edwards along the Big Black River west of Smith Station held the monicker Amsterdam in the 1820s. Filmmakers visited a blues club and interviewed Edwards residents for a future documentary. The summer swelter couldn’t keep thousands of people away from The Outlets at Vicksburg for the districtwide pep rally, which led up to the first day of school on Monday. Teachers and administrators in the 9,000-student district said the first day of school went “smooth.” The annual Governor’s Cup youth baseball tournament concluded with a pair of Vicksburg-area teams winning championships. Legit, a team of Vicksburg and Canton players, won the 13-year-olds’ division, while the Warren County Cardinals won the 11-year-olds’ division. Quincy Jones, a Grove Street Elementary School teacher and local pastor, drowned in a swimming pool at his home. Jones was pastor at A.M.E. Church on Monroe Street. The death was ruled accidental. Juvenile arrests were down in the city and slightly up in the county during June and July. Thirty-nine arrests for juveniles were recorded in the city, down from 60 in June and July 2010. In the county, 22 arrests were made compared to 14 in June and July 2010. New owners of the American Queen Riverboat announced plans to resume river excursions and make Vicksburg an overnight stop on north-south trips on the Mississippi River. The Great American Steamboat Company plans to resume river cruises in April. Halls Ferry Station, an unfinished strip mall that has sat dormant since 2007, was bought by a Yazoo City development company. Officials with Action Properties LLC said they have been in contact with several prospective tenants for the property, which sits on the site of the old Halls Ferry Elementary School at Halls Ferry and South Frontage roads. Mayor Paul Winfield was authorized to declare the City Front floodwall a levee and also provide proof that the floodwall held back waters from the Mississippi River Flood of 2011. Ten burglaries — all from unlocked vehicles — were reported in the city and county. A Vicksburg man, Henry Armstead Jr., 28, was arrested. Grand Gulf Nuclear Station said it would hire 2,000 temporary employees in February when the power station begins an upgrade. The upgrade will make Grand Gulf the most powerful nuclear reactor in the country. In addition to Rev. Jones, local deaths during the week were Stephen W. Harden, Eva Louise Nicholson, Billy T. Ainsworth, Jesse Lee Miller Sr. and Wesley Erskin Robertson.


Finger-pointing ‘journalism’ part of the problem OXFORD — For America to get healthy, financially and otherwise, the big boys in media would have to change their ways. That’s unlikely, so their audience is going to have to figure out — and reject — their game. The evidence? In programming following the recent days of great financial turmoil, CNN didn’t dispatch reporters to interview people who might know something about the causes and effects of the situation. Instead, Wolf Blitzer concentrated his efforts on getting quips from Republicans who are or may be running for president in two years. Guess who the Republicans blamed? Within hours, a contest was under way to determine which one could say the most outrageous things about Barack Obama. And this was exactly what passed for news during the 2008 Wall Street upheavals. Democratic hopefuls were paraded before microphones to say outrageous stuff about thenPresident George W. Bush. The pattern of not doing any real reporting and instead just pitting people against each other is the gold standard for national broadcast journalism. It’s very different from journalism as practiced by community journalists in Mississippi and other states, but that’s not really apparent without stopping and thinking about it. As this state’s general election approaches in November, it’s almost guaranteed that the newspaper printing this column and other papers in the state will explain ballot processes and issues. For example, readers will be provided resources to study the pros and cons, if they wish, of the three amendments proposed to the Constitution. Community journalists do this kind of reporting day in and day out. Turner Catledge, late manag-



The pattern of not doing any real reporting and instead just pitting people against each other is the gold standard for national broadcast journalism.

ing editor of the New York Times, started his career at the Neshoba Democrat in Philadelphia and said newspapers “hold up a mirror to the people they serve.” Based on what they see, people are free to be indifferent or active, to let problems fester or to take steps to improve their towns. This is not the model for network or cable news companies. Time and market testing has shown that the fastest way to get and keep a TV audience is by instilling fear, inciting conflict or revealing secrets. News shows and entertainment shows use these approaches. Mystery, excitement, violence and confrontation sell.

A couple of years ago in what has become an iconic video on You Tube, comedian Jon Stewart appeared on CNN to beg jousting hosts Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson to “stop hurting America.” Stewart, who afterward became something of a one-man-band for better reporting, tried to make an age-old point: The best journalism is solution-oriented. Don’t confuse that with pap. Catledge and other great editors in Mississippi’s history have made the point that newspapers are not — or should not be — cheerleaders for their hometowns. If a look at the scoreboard shows a town is behind in a lot of ways — losing jobs, not

taking advantage of opportunities, being led inefficiently or by unwise or corrupt people and policies, that needs to be reported. News isn’t always happy or welcome. Often there are heated confrontational and adversarial components, even in community papers. The difference is that for community journalists, conflict is an accepted part of the process. For CNN and the others, conflict is an end unto itself. It doesn’t take long to go back and document that every president since Ronald Reagan has pledged to bring a “new spirit of cooperation” to governing in America. It doesn’t take long to realize that the hopes each president had for solving challenges — financial and otherwise — might be what the people said they wanted, but they’d tune in to watch the name-calling. We are excitement junkies and the news and entertainment corporations are our pushers. Many are saying that perhaps at long last there’s recognition that the nation is up against the wall, in financial terms at least. Many are saying it’s time for an era of financial realism, that a half a century of cooking the public’s books must end and that it will take consensus — not combat — to get where we need to be. We can hope that day — as painful as it may be — has arrived. If so, don’t expect Wolf and the others to stop doing what they do best. The painstaking gathering of information, checking details and actually finding ways to solve problems is boring. Name-calling makes the cash registers ring. •

Charlie Mitchell is a Mississippi journalist. Write to him at Box 1, University, MS 38677, or e-mail


Slogans can propel ‘Hope and Change’ administration out of office I remember back in 2008, the Democrats had these nifty little slogans, like “Get out the Vote” and “Rock the Vote” and let’s not forget “Hope and Change.” Those slogans galvanized the masses to help elect an unqualified, disingenuous “community organizer” into the White House. He said in a speech that “we are going to fundamentally change the United States of America. People “oohed” and “aahed” and now 2 1/2 years later, this president has succeeded in shoving down our throats unimaginable agendas that 10 or even five years ago would have been ludicrous. As I write this, our country’s financial rating is probably going to be downgraded for the first time ever. Unemployment is still over 9 percent. Our second quarter growth was an embarrassing 1.3 percent. Nearly 50 percent of the people in this country pay no income taxes, some have been on the public dole for generations. Gaming the system is a way of life and they pass the game down to their children and grandchildren. As I write this my husband and I have about $300 in our bank account, until payday. And yet, President “Hopey Changey” and his cohorts in D.C. got more to raise the debt ceiling by another $2-plus trillion, (yes trillion!). I can’t even wrap my head around that number. Wake up America. We are still being had. The Republicans and Tea Party members are trying to undo the insanity created by this administration. Realistically, though, not much can be done when the party only has control of one-half of one-third of the government. Democrats still control the Senate and the White House. It’s time for Republicans to get our own slogans out there. I like “USA Rocks,” “Rock on America,” or maybe, simply, “Enough.” In 2012, we will get out our vote and get this anti-American administration out of the Senate, the White House and, God help us, our lives! Gail Allison Vicksburg

Where’s the mayor? I am Roberta Nielsen, Worthy Grand Matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Mississippi. We are the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women belong. Eastern Star was

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Stellar first day of school As a parent of a 7th-grader at Vicksburg Junior High School, I must commend Dr. Winters and all of his administration, faculty and staff for once again providing

a child of mine a wonderful experience upon entering 7th grade. The staff meets students and parents with smiling faces and excitement about the upcoming school year. I am constantly impressed with VJHS. Keep up the good work! Cherry D. Robbins Vicksburg

Problems with cemetery Cedar Grove Cemetery has become a place of real danger instead of being one of comfort, as it has in the past. Members of my family are buried there and it has always given me pleasure to spend time with them. This week there are two birthdays that I feel I must observe by placing flowers on their graves. However for the last two times I have placed flowers they have been stolen. The last time there was an ominouslooking man scouting my area of the cemetery. My wife was terrified and demanded that we leave immediately. I have been told by friends never to go to the cemetery alone and to “watch my back” when I leave my car. This is the feeling, generally, of many people and it is not acceptable for this to happen in a city-operated area. I have called the mayor’s office and his secretary was quite helpful. She told me that she would have the mayor return my call; he has not as yet. One possible remedy for this problem would be regular patrols through the cemetery. Any stealing should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. In addition to thefts there have been complaints of vandalism and drug dealing. This must stop. Frank Whitaker Vicksburg

Seeking help for program In 2005 my son Jinx, a river mariner, died in an accident on the river. Afterward, our church, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, partnered with the Seamen’s Church Institute to minister to the folks who work on the river. Founded in 1834, it is the largest, most comprehensive mariners’ service agency in North America. Through this partnership, Holy Trinity was named by SCI as a “river friendly” church. Annually, “river friendly” churches participate in SCI’s Christ-

mas on the River. Through Christmas on the River, SCI and Holy Trinity provide a box of Christmas goodies to each towboat belonging to barge lines headquartered here in Vicksburg as well as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kickapoo. Among the goodies in the box is a hand-knit or crocheted cap and/ or scarf for each crew member, crafted by people all over the world. This year we are inviting the entire community to become part of our “river friendly” ministry by joining this knitting/crocheting ministry. Our goal is 240 caps or scarves for this coming Christmas. We think it would be great to have Vicksburgmade scarves going to Vicksburgbased towboaters. The men and women of the river do some of the hardest, most dangerous work around. Their lives can go from unrelenting monotony to a life or death crisis in one breath. They miss holidays, weddings, births and, yes, funerals, in order to make sure that you and I have our needs met. Mariners keep food on our tables, products in our stores and coal in our power plants. If you knit or crochet and want to help us show Christ’s love for these mostly unknown men and women, please contact Holy Trinity at 601636-0542 and join our efforts to be “river friendly.” Petesy Smith Coordinator, Christmas on the River The Church of the Holy Trinity

Contempt for capitalists In the shadow of a credit rating downgrade and a mediocre debt agreement, President Barack Obama has yet again shifted “concentration to job creation.” Despite the rhetoric, the professor’s solutions remain concentrated on social justice. His plans include increasing taxes on the wealthy, over regulating and over taxing businesses, and increasing spending on entitlements and education. His commitment to social justice seems blinding to the foundation of capitalism: that businesses exist to produce profits. Widgets and employment are byproducts. His words seem to demand employment, but his actions paint a portrait of contempt for employers. A picture is worth a thousand words. Chet Barber Vicksburg


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Obama wants voters to press Congress WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said people are frustrated by the partisanship that has gridlocked Washington and he wants them to tell lawmakers they must compromise for the sake of the country. The president used his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to try to position himself on the side of the public and against a Congress with abysmal approval ratings after the bitter fight over increasing the nation’s borrowing limit. Obama’s approval ratings aren’t

so good either. But the president clearly sees a need to direct the public’s anger toward Congress or risk being the target himself as the 2012 campaign revs up. “You’ve got a right to be frustrated,” the president said. “I am. Because you deserve better. I don’t think it’s too much for you to expect that the people you send to this town start delivering.” “Members of Congress are at home in their districts right now. And if you agree with me — whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican or not much of a fan

of either — let them know.” The president listed several initiatives he’s pushing, including trade deals, improvements to the patent system and extension of a cut in the tax that workers pay to fund Social Security. “These are all things we can do right now. So let’s do them,” said Obama, who will repeat his economic message during a threeday Midwestern bus tour beginning Monday. Republicans used their weekly address to criticize Obama on the economy, particularly government

regulations that Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., said burdened businesses and discouraged them from expanding and hiring. “Clearly, the policies of this administration are not working,” said Toomey, one of the lawmakers newly appointed to the congressional panel that’s supposed to develop recommendations to cut the debt. “So, what went wrong? Well, a big part of the problem has been job-killing regulations.” Toomey said that America can still thrive, “but first, government has to get out of the way.”

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President Barack Obama said Saturday he wants voters to express their frustration with Congress.

Will they keep spending?

Shoppers give jolt to sluggish economy WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers, who drive most economic growth, spent more on cars, furniture, electronics and other goods in July — and more in May and June than previously thought. That burst of activity is encouraging because it shows many Americans were willing to spend despite high unemployment, scant pay raises, steep gas prices and diminished wealth. If it keeps up, the economy might rebound after growing at an annual rate of just 0.8 percent in the first half of 2011. That’s a big if. Whether Americans remain willing to spend freely despite the stock markets’ wild swings will determine whether the second half of the year is any better than the first. Their 401(k) retirement accounts have shrunk. Even with the Dow Jones industrial average’s 125-point gain Friday, the Dow is down about 11 percent since July 21. A sustained stock-market decline tends to slow consumer spending because it reduces wealth, especially for upper-income Americans. The richest 10 percent

Shoppers, carrying their purchases, walk down a street in Manhattan on Friday. of Americans own 80 percent of stocks. And the richest 20 percent drive about 40 percent of consumer spending, analysts say. That loss of wealth may help explain a report Friday that consumer sentiment hit a 31-year low in August. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan’s survey, completed early this week, showed that market turmoil and the political strife over raising the federal debt ceiling rattled consumers. “The fact that retail sales held up over the last few months ... is a positive economic development,” said Joseph LaVorgna, chief U.S. economist at

Deutsche Bank. “However, the true test will be to see if consumer activity held up in the face of recent financial market gyrations and slumping economic confidence. So the August data will be of much greater significance.” Worries about the markets and the economy already seem to have caused some shoppers to pull back. The International Council of Shopping CentersGoldman Sachs index, which tracks revenue at stores open at least a year, has shown two straight weekly declines. Claire Sanders Swift, a Washington media consultant, said that after the stock market plunged, she “sent her baby sitter home early and called her broker.” “I keep trying to remind myself we’ve been through this rodeo before,” she said early this week. “The fear is making me not want to spend.” It’s a pivotal moment for the nation’s retailers. They’re in the midst of back-to-school season and are planning for Christmas sales. Together, the two shopping seasons represent up to half their annual revenue.

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By Danny Barrett Jr.


And here’s to all who light lights of Fridays At any given time Friday night, 22 young men will be running, sweating and tackling their way through the first week of high school football. The quarterback and star running back likely will get the headlines in the morning paper. Often overlooked, though, are the number of people that go into each Friday night production. It’s those people, the ones who never get headlines, who deserve a preseason pat on the back. Friday night at Warren Central, fans from two local high schools and two Rankin County schools will clog parking lots and turn Mississippi 27 into a traffic mess. Here’s to Warren County Deputies — Vicksburg Police for Vicksburg High home games — will make sense of chaos, standing in full uniform filling every available parking space and piece of free earth. Mississippi 27 will be jammed with vehicles, but order will be kept. Here’s to the most unwanted job of them all — concession stand workers. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 90s and nothing could be worse than standing over steamed hot dogs and popping corn while in a concrete bunker. Here’s to the chain crew. Here’s to the band, from the truck driver hauling equipment to road games to the youngest tuba player. Few things scream Southern high school football more than the halftime band performances. Here’s to the maintenance crew to keep the lights shining, and the grass cut. Here’s to those who line the field and paint the end zone. Here’s to the public address announcer, the voice from above. Here’s to the scoreboard operator and statistician. Here’s to the teachers and administrators who keep law and order to ensure a good time had by all. Here’s to the coaches, who also get paid to be there but it’s a pittance if compared to the hours put in. Here’s to the team managers and water boys who do a thankless, yet important, job. Here’s to the athletic trainers. Here’s to a return to winning football in this county. It’s been a rough sled the last decade or so, but hope springs eternal. And here’s to everyone not mentioned above who, each Friday night for three months, give up their first night of the weekend to keep the tradition of Friday Night Lights strong for another year. The 22 on the field will get the most notice. The ones who make it all come together deserve the thanks. •

Sean P. Murphy is web editor. He can be reached at smurphy@vicksburgpost. com

Interviews for MV Mississippi project to begin on Tuesday

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Vendors Russel Schaffer, left, and Robert Schaffer, right, talk to customer Calvin Walker about an antique Coca-Cola bottle Saturday during the 19th annual Antique Bottle Show at the Battlefield Inn. About 30 vendors brought bottles of all shapes, sizes and colors to the bottle show, organizer Cason Schaffer said. At right, an overhead view of bottles.

Maritime historians looking for firsthand accounts, photographs or historical information on the MV Mississippi IV are in Vicksburg for five days of survey and interviews starting Monday. Story hunters from Southeastern Archeological Research Inc. will spend Monday measuring the boat’s interior to prepare the centerpiece of the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center, said Alainna O’Bannon, a project manager on the $16 million museum under construction downtown by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Interviews Tuesday and Thursday will be conducted at Vicksburg District offices on East Clay Street and at Highway 61 Coffeehouse on Washington Street. Office sessions will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Times at the coffeehouse both days are 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone who wants to tell their story may contact O’Bannon a 601-634-7047 or the research firm at 1-800-406-8758 to set up an interview. On Wednesday, the historians will interview members of the Mississippi River Commission aboard the MV Mississippi V, the work boat used by the Corps since the dry-docked IV on Washington Street was decommissioned in 1993. Interviews may requested Friday during early-to-midafternoon hours, O’Bannon said. The museum is set to open in August 2012. Project officials plan to feature touch-screen displays, videos of the Corps and the river, a simulated steering exhibit and a scale model of the See Museum, Page A8.

War of words

Race takes center stage in Jackson hit-and-run killing By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press JACKSON — Authorities call it a hate crime by two white teens against a middle-aged black man, “murder by physically assaulting and purposefully using a 1998 Ford F-250 to run over James Craig Anderson.” Defense lawyers insist the incident had nothing to do with race. One of the teen’s attorneys said the group was on a beer run that morning, not out looking for a black man to assault, as prosecutors claim. Regardless of whether race had anything to do with the killing, that’s how it’s being seen by many who live far away from MissisDeryl sippi’s capital. Stoked Dedmon in part by security camera footage showing Anderson being run over, people across the country have begun to sound off on social media pages created for and against the defendants, filling them with shrill, often hateful comments. Pages have been set up to solicit prayers for the victim and one of the suspects, but the posts have become more heated since the surveillance video was made public. Another Web page calls for the executions of Deryl Dedmon and John Aaron Rice, who were 18 when the 49-year-old Anderson was run down on a Jackson street just before dawn on June 26. Both were initially charged with murder, though the charge against Rice was reduced to simple assault after a detective testified Rice left the scene in a separate vehicle before Anderson was run down. The ACLU of Mississippi said it is monitoring the investigation.

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In this security video frame, a pickup truck can be seen exiting a Jackson parking lot. Its driver, Deryl Dedmon, a white teen, is accused of having driven out of the parking lot and having run down James Craig Anderson, a 49-year-old black man, on the Jackson street. “The murder of James Craig Anderson was a cowardly act of violence that reminds us of the racial hatred that continues to plague the South,” said Nsombi Lambright, the ACLU’s executive director for Mississippi. Despite the angry, racially tinged rhetoric posted by blacks and whites alike, the situation could provoke level-headed discussions about race relations, said Gerald Rose, founder of the Atlanta-based New Order National Human Rights Organization. His group and others are planning a trip this month to the scene of Anderson’s death. Rose said people from California to Virginia have contacted him about Anderson’s death. “When I saw the video, I shed tears. That could have been me or it could have been my sons,” said

Rose, who is black. “We want to call for a healing process, and at the same time we are aware racism is still alive. I can’t believe stuff like this is going on in the year 2011.” The surveillance video, obtained by The Associated Press and other media, shows a white Jeep in which Rice was allegedly a passenger leaving a hotel parking lot at 5:05 a.m. Less than 20 seconds later, a Ford truck backs up and then lunges forward. Anderson’s shirt is illuminated in the headlights before he disappears under the vehicle next to the curb. The Metro Inn provided Jackson police with the video, which prosecutors say has been vital in the investigation. The video also shows hotel staff and guests hurrying to the street to help Anderson. Some of them paced back and forth in apparent disbe-

lief while calling police on their cell phones. None of the people allegedly involved in the incident was a hotel guest. Dedmon is charged as the driver of the green Ford F-250. He’s being held in the Hinds County jail on an $800,000 bond. Rice posted a $5,000 bond and was released, though Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith said a grand jury expected to meet in the coming weeks could still indict Rice on a murder charge. If convicted of a hate crime, the teens’ sentences could be increased. Attorneys for both dispute that their clients were involved in a racially motivated attack. Dedmon’s attorney, Lee Agnew, said during a court hearing in July that he had seen nothing to back up the “racial allegations.” Agnew did not respond to messages left this week by the AP. Rice’s lawyer, Samuel Martin, declined to comment this week. During a bond hearing last month, Martin suggested during a line of questioning with a police detective that Rice had no knowledge of any plan to indiscriminately attack a black man. Jackson Police Detective Eric Smith testified that Dedmon had been robbed by a black man in the weeks before Anderson’s death and was looking for “some sort of revenge” when the group left a party in Rankin County, allegedly in search of a random black person “to mess with.” Seven people headed to Jackson in two cars, with Dedmon and Rice in separate vehicles. The district attorney has said racial slurs were used during the attack and that Dedmon later bragged that he “just ran that n----- over.”


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Apartment fire kills mother, 4 children Columbus PD City man jailed the south forensics unit on burglary charge crime first in state

JACKSON, Miss. — Authorities in Mississippi say a mother and her four young children died Saturday as a result of an earlymorning fire at their Jackson apartment. Chief Fire Investigator Greg Travis said the fire broke out on the second story of an apartment building shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday. Investigators believe the fire may have started in the kitchen, but the cause is still under investigation. Travis said the mother and two of the children were found dead in a bedroom. Two other children died after they were taken to a hospital, he said. Family members identified the mother as 28-yearold Dominique Henderson. The newspaper identified her four children as her daughter Akyerria, 7, and sons Bryceton, 4, Cylor, 3, and Ethan, 2. The apartment complex,

Museum Continued from Page A7. Mississippi River between Levee Street and the railroad tracks. The museum was authorized by Congress in 1992. In 1995, the City of Vicksburg purchased the boat from the Memphis District for $1. Land at the museum site was deeded to the Corps in 2007, when the vessel was painted and outfitted to house exhibits. Ground was broken on the museum’s building in 2009.


occupied by eight families, was damaged heavily by the fire, Travis said.

Miss. College has 1st doctoral grad CLINTON, Miss. — Mississippi College now has its first doctoral graduate. Kathleen Grigsby became the Christian college’s first doctoral graduate on Aug. 6. Grigsby is the new principal of the Marshall Elementary in Jackson.

Motorcyclist dies in Baton Rouge BATON ROUGE, La. — Police say a motorcyclist was killed Friday night after he tried to avoid a crash with a car. To avoid crashing into the car, police said the motorcy-

If you go Historians from Southeastern Archeological Research Inc. will gather and archive historical data and information on daily operations and accomplishments of the MV Mississippi IV which was in operation on the Mississippi River from 1960 to 1993. Anyone interested may contact project manager Alainna O’Bannon at 601634-7047 or the research firm at 1-800-406-8758.

clist put his motorcycle on the ground, fell off and hit his head on the driver’s side wheel of the car. The 26-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not released the name of the victim.

Some Ala. schools to open in trailers BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Students in three Alabama cities who are returning to schools damaged or destroyed in this year’s devastating tornadoes will come back to mobile classrooms as the storm recovery continues. School will start on time Monday in Hackleburg, Phil Campbell and Rainsville. But the area wasn’t able to meet its goal of starting the school year with tornado-safe rooms installed on school campuses.

The interview schedule is as follows: • Tuesday — 1 to 4 p.m., Vicksburg District offices, 4150 E. Clay St.; 4:30 to 6 p.m., Highway 61 Coffeehouse, 1101 Washington St. • Thursday — 2 to 4 p.m., Vicksburg District offices, 4150 E. Clay St.; 4:30 to 6 p.m., Highway 61 Coffeehouse, 1101 Washington St. • Friday — Interview times during early and mid-afternoon available upon request

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — The Columbus Police Department is the first agency in Mississippi to use antibody technology that technicians there say will revolutionize forensics. Instead of testing numerous samples of DNA, the department is using antibody profiling to test blood, sweat and even tears to narrow the number of samples needed. That will save thousands of dollars. Bill Smith, the Columbus department’s director of forensic chemistry, said the office is working with other agencies in the region to develop an antibody profiling database. The technology is not yet being used in court, but Columbus forensics director Austin Shepherd predicts that it will be soon. With the department spending as much as $1,000 per sample, with several samples per case, the new technology — which cost the city $15,000 — could save hundreds of thousands of dollars over time.

A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail Saturday night charged with burglary of a dwelling, jail records showed. Ronald Knight, 18, 4322 Rio Drive, was arrested Friday at 7:30 p.m. and charged with burglarizing a home in the 1500 block of Ethel Street, which was reported at 12:15 a.m. Friday, Vicksburgu Police Sgt. Sandra Wil-

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liams said. A pair of tennis shoes, a safe and a camera reported missing during the burglary were recovered during Knight’s arrest, Williams said. Knight was in Warren County Jail Saturday night on a $10,000 bond.

public meetings this week Monday Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen, 10 a.m., Room 109, City Hall Annex, Walnut Street Tuesday Vi c k s b u r g M a i n

Street, 8:45 a.m., City Hall Annex, Walnut Street Wednesday Vicksburg Housing Authority Commission, 5 p.m., 113 Elizabeth Circle

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Roca Continued from Page A1. Parmegiani, 33, who won the association’s first cookoff in 2009 and took both the overall competition and people’s choice honors this year. “So, I started playing around with the idea of a loaded baked potato,” Parmegiani said. “I said, hey, no one’s gonna do a dessert.” Three weeks before the sold-out chef’s challenge at Dulling Hall in the capital city’s Fondren neighborhood, general manager Rob Mordica suggested a quick change of plan to the dish — a russet potato pound cake stuffed into a sweet potato shell, topped with sour cream-flavored ice cream and cinnamon-tinged butter, accented by purple potatoes dusted with cinnamon and sugar and maple-glazed bacon. “Originally, I was going to do it in a tart shell,” Parmegiani said. “Rob walked by and said, ‘Why don’t you put the batter inside the skin?’ So there was a little bit of collaboration.” The competition expanded

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Jay Parmegiani prepares his award-winning dish. to five chefs this year — Parmegiani; Tom Ramsey, a Vicksburg native and last year’s overall winner, of Ivy & Divine Culinary Group in Jackson; Derek Emerson, coowner of Walker’s Drive-In in Jackson; Craig Noone, chef and owner of Parlor Market in Jackson; and Delta-born chef David Crews, executive chef and owner of The Carlyle House in Ruleville, in

Sunflower County. About 150 people attended this year’s event, said Amanda Fontaine, executive director of the burn association. Ticket sales and proceeds from a silent auction at the $40-a-seat benefit will finance a proposed $2 million lodge across from Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon, which houses one of four Joseph M. Still Burn



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iff Martin Pace said no structural damage was reported during the storm, but deputies responded to 20 traffic calls between 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. that arose because of fallen trees. No major accidents or injuries were reported. “We had stuff everywhere,” Pace said. “The majority of trees were down in the central and southern parts of town, but overall damage was widespread throughout the county.” Pace said deputies had the majority of roadways cleared two hours after the storm, but some traffic was still moving slowly at 10 p.m. “Especially with larger trees down, you cannot allow road service crews to clear the roadway until the power company has insured the power lines are not active,” Pace said. In the city, trees and power lines were reported down on Halls ferry Road, Iowa Boulevard, Mission 66, Drummond Street, Cain Ridge Road, Wisconsin Avenue, Poplar Street and Roseland Drive. City of Vicksburg police were reporting two transformers and a power pole down near DiamondJacks Casino on Washington Street. The storm was part of a front moving from the northwest. Temperatures were expected to stay hot today, with highs reaching into the upper 90s, but less humid conditions are expected in the early part of next week with chances of rain midweek.

Despite Perry’s best efforts to overshadow the day, the epicenter of the presidential contest was in this Midwestern town, where nearly 17,000 Iowans cast ballots during a daylong political festival, a late-summer ritual held every four years. In speeches throughout the day, candidates scouted for support by assailing Obama and offering themselves as the answer to an America plagued by high unemployment, rising debt and stock market swings. “We know what America needs. But unfortunately Barack Obama has no clue. He’s like a manure spreader in a windstorm,” Pawlenty said, adding: “Mr. President, get the government off our backs.” That elicited chants of his nickname: “T-Paw! T-Paw! T-Paw!” Pawlenty had a lot on the line. He’s ranked low in polls and was looking to prove he was still a viable candidate. He argued that he was the candidate of results, given his record as Minnesota governor. Bachmann stressed faith and her Iowa roots — she was born in Waterloo — as well as her opposition to abortion rights and gay

Center clinics in the southeast. Once built, the facility will provide a free place for family members of burn victims to stay while visiting at the center. Judging presentation and taste for the overall category were Eric Sibley, head chef at Monmouth Plantation in Natchez; Bill Latham, co-owner of Jackson restaurants Table 100 and Babalu; Dan Blu-

marriage. She earned cheers when she declared: “We are going to make Barack Obama a oneterm president.” Bachmann, riding high since entering the race earlier this summer, had hoped that a strong finish would give her even more momentum just as Perry looks to infringe on her base of tea party and evangelical support. She invoked God and faith as she stressed what she called her conservative values, saying: “In Iowa, we are social conservatives and we will never be ashamed of being social conservatives.” Paul, with a following among libertarian-leaning voters, wanted a surprise showing that might convince Republicans he was more mainstream than not in his second shot at the GOP nomination. He referenced his fellow Texan’s entrance in the race and said he didn’t anticipate many of his supporters jumping ship for what he called a “super-establishment candidate.” Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, businessman Herman Cain and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia also were on the ballot. So were GOP front-runner Mitt Romney

menthal, head chef at Broad Street Bakery in Jackson; Patrick House of Vicksburg, December’s winner of the weight-loss TV reality show “The Biggest Loser,” and Grady Griffin, director of education for the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association. Parmegiani’s “creativity and ability are head and shoulders ahead of the rest of the competition,” Griffin said, calling the sweet potatobased creation “absolutely delicious.” “His colors were great and the texture was perfect,” Griffin said. Parmegiani, son of Jacques Parmegiani, longtime operator of Jacques’ Cafe In The Park, attended Vicksburg High School and earned a degree in 1999 at the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University’s Miami campus. He said it’s possible he can re-create the unique potato cake dessert at Roca — by request, as is custom with his charity dishes. “I can’t take full credit, though,” he said. “It was my people in the kitchen.”

and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, though they weren’t competing in the contest. Perry and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who made a splash Friday when she visited the state fair, weren’t listed. But their backers planned write-in campaigns that could outpace candidates who have spent months trying to line up supporters to participate. The straw poll isn’t a scientific poll at all; it amounts to a popularity contest and a test of organizational strength. Poor showings usually force some candidates, mostly those who are not well-known and are struggling to raise money, to abandon their bids. That could happen this year, too. The straw poll has a mixed record of predicting the outcome of the precinct caucuses. In 2008, Romney won the straw poll, but the big news was the surprising second-place showing of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Huckabee won the Iowa caucuses, but dropped from the race soon after. Sen. John McCain, who eventually won the nomination, didn’t compete in the straw poll and finished in 10th place.

deaths Lynette Williamson Fuller Lynette Williamson Fuller died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at River Region Medical Center. She was 46. Mrs. Fuller was a member of Bowmar Baptist Church and a special education teacher at Warren Central Junior High School. She also taught at Porters Chapel Academy and St. Aloysius High School. She was preceded in death by her father, Louie Williamson, and her mother, Lynrose E. Williamson. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Fuller of Vicksburg; a son, Corey Fuller of Vicksburg; and a daughter, Susan Fuller of Vicksburg. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry White officiating. Burial will follow at Yokena Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday at noon until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Robert Dowe, Richard Price, Dave Cook, Marty Crevitt, Ray Franco, Buddy Bridges, Bruce Goodwin and Noel Tello. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Wooten, Jason Woods and Larry Holloway.

Donald Matthew Hazzlerigg Donald Matthew Hazzlerigg died on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. He was 57. Mr. Hazzlerigg was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg,

where he owned and operated Hill City Radiator. He graduated from St. Aloysius High School. Donald was loved by many in the community. He had a passion for the outdoors and was respected by all for his character. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter “W.C.” Hazzlerigg and Rita Palmer Hazzlerigg, and his brother, Walter Hazzlerigg. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Templeton Hazzlerigg of Vicksburg; a son, Mark Russell of Tupelo; a daughter, Michelle Hopson of Memphis; a sister, Caroline Commins of Vicksburg; a brother-in-law, Randy Templeton (Linda) of Mishawaka, Ind.; a grandson, Haze Russell; and two granddaughters, Hyde Hopson and Hannah Hopson. Services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Templeton officiating. Burial will follow at Yokena Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Andy Templeton, Mark Steen, Haze Allen Russell, Mark Russell, John Lindigrin, Pat Ring, Charlie Ring and David Wright. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Steen, Brian Ratcliff, Don Taylor, David Hazzlerigg and Timmy Hazzlerigg.

Walter P. Miller Jr. JACKSON — Walter P. Miller Jr. died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg. He was 71.

Mr. Miller was born in Brookhaven and lived most of his life in Jackson. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University and was a school teacher in Florence, retiring after 30 years of teaching. He belonged to the Central Mississippi Bulldog Club, the Pelahatchie Men’s Social Club and attended Lula Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter P. Miller Sr. and Wilhelmina Gruchy Miller; and a brother, William Miller. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy B. Miller of Jackson;

a daughter, Stephanie Austin and husband, Dr. Joe Austin, of Vicksburg; a brother, Jim Miller of Magnolia, Miss.; five nephews; and two grandchildren, Morgan Austin and Paxton Austin. Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel in Vicksburg with the Rev. Joe Little officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery in Vicksburg. Visitation will be 2 p.m. Monday until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Sam Newman, Kevin Magee,

Robin Carter, Johnny Carter, Grey Breeden and Keith Paxton. Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg is in charge of arrangements.





Chance of showers and thunderstorms with a high in the lower 90s and a low in the lower 70s

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

LOCAL FORECAST Monday-wednesday Mostly clear; highs in the lower 90s; lows in the upper 60s

STATE FORECAST TOday Chance of showers and thunderstorm; highs in the lower 90s; lows in the lower 70s Monday-wednesday Mostly clear; highs in the lower 90s; lows in the upper 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 96º Low/past 24 hours............... 76º Average temperature......... 86º Normal this date................... 81º Record low..............52º in 2004 Record high......... 100º in 1954 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month................ 0.0 inches Total/year.............. 22.33 inches Normal/month......1.38 inches Normal/year........ 34.82 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Monday: A.M. Active............................ 6:39 A.M. Most active...............12:29 P.M. Active............................. 7:00 P.M. Most active................12:50 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:49 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:48 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:26

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 23.8 | Change: 0.2 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 17.1 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 13.4 | Change: 0.6 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.2 | Change: 0.3 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 5.1 | Change: 0.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.9 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................70.8 River....................................70.8

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Monday.................................. 24.6 Tuesday.................................. 24.3 Wednesday........................... 24.0 Memphis Monday.................................. 11.3 Tuesday.................................. 10.6 Wednesday..............................9.9 Greenville Monday.................................. 29.9 Tuesday.................................. 29.7 Wednesday........................... 29.4 Vicksburg Monday.................................. 23.8 Tuesday.................................. 23.7 Wednesday........................... 23.5


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Heavy clashes as Libyan rebels reach Gadhafi stronghold BIR SHAEB, Libya — Libyan rebels fought their way into the strategic city of Zawiya west of Tripoli on Saturday in their most significant advance in months, battling snipers on rooftops and heavy shelling from Moammar Gadhafi’s forces holding the city. Zawiya, 30 miles from the capital, is a key target for rebels waging a new offensive launched from the mountains in the far west of Libya, an attempt to break the deadlock in combat between the two sides that has held for months in the center and east of the country.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A group of about 200 exuberant rebel fighters, advancing from the south, reached a bridge on Zawiya’s southwestern outskirts, and some rebels pushed farther into the city’s central main square. They tore down the green flag of Gadhafi’s regime from a mosque minaret and put up two rebel flags.

U.S. man abducted in raid in Pakistan LAHORE, Pakistan — Gunmen kidnapped an

American development expert after tricking his guards and breaking into his house in Pakistan on Saturday, a brazen raid that alarmed aid workers, diplomats and other foreigners who already tread carefully in this country rife with Islamic militancy and antiU.S. sentiment. The U.S. Embassy identified the victim as Warren Weinstein, who is the Pakistan country director for J.E. Austin Associates, a development contractor that has received millions of dollars from the aid arm of the U.S. government, according to a profile on LinkedIn, a net-

working website.

British police charge 2 with riot killings LONDON — A man and teenager were charged Saturday with the murder of three men in a hit-and-run attack during riots in the English city of Birmingham, the deadliest attack during the past week’s street unrest in Britain. Joshua Donald, 26, from a street gang stronghold in Birmingham was identified as the older suspect. The 17-year-old suspect, who lives in the same district as

SF cell shutdown: Safety issue, or hint of Orwell? SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An illegal, Orwellian violation of free-speech rights? Or just a smart tactic to protect train passengers from rowdy wouldbe demonstrators during a busy evening commute? The question resonated Saturday in San Francisco and beyond as details emerged of Bay Area Rapid Transit officials’ decision to cut off underground cellphone service for a few hours at several stations Thursday. Commuters at stations from downtown to near the city’s main airport were affected as BART officials sought to tactically thwart a planned protest over the recent fatal shooting of a 45-year-old man by transit police. Two days later, the move had civil rights and legal experts questioning the agency’s move, and drew backlash from one transit board member who was taken aback by the decision. “I’m just shocked that they didn’t think about the implications of this. We really don’t have the right to be this type of censor,” said Lynette Sweet, who serves on BART’s board of directors. “In my opinion, we’ve let the actions of a few people affect everybody. And that’s not fair.” Similar questions of censorship have arisen in recent days as Britain’s government put the idea of curbing social media services on the table in response to several nights of widespread looting and violence in London and

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A man is pulled off a commuter train at the Civic Center BART station in San Francisco. other English cities. Police claim that young criminals used Twitter and Blackberry instant messages to coordinate looting sprees in riots. Prime Minister David Cameron said that the government, spy agencies and the communications industry are looking at whether there should be limits on the use of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook or services like BlackBerry Messenger to spread disorder. The suggestions have met with outrage — with some critics comparing Cameron to the despots ousted during the Arab Spring. In the San Francisco instance, Sweet said BART board members were told by the agency of its decision during the closed portion of its meeting Thursday afternoon, less than three hours before the protest was scheduled to start.

Four killed when stage collapses at state fair INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four people are dead and a dozen were injured after a stage collapsed during a storm at the Indiana State Fair, where the country group Sugarland was set to perform. The Indianapolis Star and WTHR reports that strong winds caused the stage rigging for the outdoor concert to collapse at the fairgrounds Saturday night in Indianapolis. Fans were trapped and injured in

the incident shortly before 9 p.m. It happened before the band had taken the stage. Details on the conditions of those injured were not immediately known. The Star reports that thousands of concert-goers were being evacuated to a nearby building because of high winds when the rigging for the stage fell onto the track where some were seated.

“It was almost like an afterthought,” Sweet told The Associated Press. “This is a land of free speech and for us to think we can do that shows we’ve grown well beyond the business of what we’re supposed to be doing and that’s providing transportation. Not censorship.” But there are nuances to consider, including under what conditions, if any, an agency like BART can act to deny the public access to a form of communication — and essentially decide that a perceived threat to public safety trumps free speech. These situations are largely new ones, of course. A couple of decades ago, during the faxmachine and pay-phone era, the notion of people organiz-

ing mass gatherings in real time on wireless devices would have been fantasy. BART Deputy Police Chief Benson Fairow said the issue boiled down to the public’s well-being. “It wasn’t a decision made lightly. This wasn’t about free speech. It was about safety,” Fairow told KTVU-TV on Friday. BART spokesman Jim Allison maintained that the cellphone disruptions were legal as the agency owns the property and infrastructure. He added while they didn’t need the permission of cellphone carriers to temporarily cut service, they notified them as a courtesy. The decision was made after agency officials saw details about the protest on an organizer’s website. He said the agency had extra staff and officers aboard trains during that time for anybody who wanted to report an emergency, as well as courtesy phones on station platforms. “I think the entire argument is that some people think it created an unsafe situation is faulty logic,” Allison said. “BART had operated for 35 years without cellphone service and no one ever suggested back then that a lack of it made it difficult to report emergencies and we had the same infrastructure in place.”

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the three dead men, was not identified because of his juvenile status. The breakthrough follows an intensive investigation by a team of 70 detectives into Wednesday’s hit-and-run slaying of Haroon Jahan, 20, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31.

Israel army plants mines along border JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s army is planting new land mines along its border with Syria in an attempt to dissuade protesters from rushing into the

Golan Heights, according to a report in an Israeli military magazine. The preparations come as part of Israel’s beefed-up measures ahead of rallies that Palestinians are planning to hold in September, the magazine Ba’mahaneh reported over the weekend. Israel came under heavy international criticism earlier this year after its troops opened fire on Syrians and Palestinians who broke through the fenced border into the Golan Heights during a pair of demonstrations. Around 35 protesters were killed.


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No-names galore Cast of unknowns lead PGA Championship. Story/B4

By Ernest Bowker

Kurt’s big day The elder Busch wins the Nationwide race at Watkins Glen. Story/B5



Red Carpet Bowl VHS vs. Brandon Warren Central vs. Pearl Friday, 6 p.m., at WC Porters Chapel hosts Union Christian Friday, 7 p.m. St. Aloysius hosts Madison-St. Joe Friday, 7:30 p.m.

On TV 12:30 p.m. WGN - The Atlanta Braves try to maintain their stranglehold on the top of the NL wildcard standings against the Chicago Cubs at Turner Field.


Erie Seawolves and former Vicksburg High baseball player went 4-for5 with a double, a triple and two RBIs in a 6-2 win over the Portland Sea Dogs on Friday.

Sidelines Kyle Busch wins pole at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Qualifying last, Kyle Busch did what he’d never done before — he won a pole on a road course, shattering the track record at Watkins Glen International on Saturday. “This feels very good,” Busch said after posting a lap of 126.421 mph around the 11-turn, 2.45mile circuit. Busch, who qualified last after posting the best time in practice on Friday, was nearly 2 mph faster than the mark Jeff Gordon set eight years ago.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 6-8-7 La. Pick 4: 3-4-3-1 Easy 5: 3-8-16-25-29 La. Lotto: 5-16-25-26-29-34 Powerball: 9-12-35-50-58 Powerball: 4; Power play: 2 Weekly results: B2

Though pass blocking and protections are new to Carmon, run blocking isn’t as foreign. He’s spent his entire college career trying to move big offensive linemen out of the way, so switching sides and shoving around defensive linemen isn’t too different. Senior running back Vick Ballard, who rushed for a school-record 19 touchdowns last season, said he hasn’t “noticed any difference” between Sherrod and Carmon. “We’ve both got the mentality of just whatever is in front of us, we’re going to mash it and get it out of there,” Carmon said. Hevesy said Carmon’s aggressive nature is a good trait if harnessed. The problem is offensive linemen aren’t necessarily asked to be the aggressor on every play, instead reacting to what the defense does. Success requires patience, footwork

STARKVILLE — In the box score, Marvin Bure didn’t even get credit for it. On the Gator Bowl highlight packages, it was overlooked amidst the avalanche of touchdowns Mississippi State piled up on Michigan. That’s what moms are for. In Bure’s house, the clip of his deflected punt early in State’s 52-14 win last January plays on an endless loop. “When I got home, that’s all they were talking about. My mom recorded Marvin it on Bure DVR and showed it to me every time I get home. My mom, my sister and everybody,” the former Vicksburg High standout said with a laugh. Because the ball traveled past the line of scrimmage, Bure didn’t get credit for a blocked punt. It was fitting for a player entering his third season as a starter on Mississippi State’s special teams. Despite being a veteran on that unit, he’s toiled in relative obscurity. The blocked punt was a rare highlight in a career mostly spent sprinting up the field on fourth down. In 2009, Bure had three tackles in four games. Last season he made six tackles and recovered a fumble in 12 games.

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Mississippi State offensive line coach John Hevesy yells instructions to linemen during a drill Thursday.

Carmon gets shot at left tackle Former defensive lineman in the mix to replace Derek Sherrod By David Brandt The Associated Press STARKVILLE — James Carmon has everything needed to be Mississippi State’s starting left tackle. He’s a towering 6-foot7, weighs 305 pounds and moves with a quickness that should be impossible for a man his size. There’s just one problem: He’s never played the position. Carmon’s offseason switch from the defensive line to left tackle — the position that guards quarterback Chris Relf’s blindside — is undoubtedly a gamble by Dan Mullen. But so far, the third-year Mississippi State coach is encouraged. “I’m pleased with how he’s working,” Mullen said. “He’s got a long way still to go, but you see some flashes of great things, and then you’ll see something horrific. Our left tackle spot we’re used to consistent greatness, so he needs to step up and try

to fill those shoes.” Carmon is competing for the starting job with Blaine Clausell, a 295-pound James redshirt Carmon freshman, who is also 6-7. Though Clausell has more experience playing on the offensive line, he’s just 19 years old, and the Mississippi State coaching staff likes the 22-year-old Carmon’s maturity. It’s one of the few true position battles. The Bulldogs return 15 starters from a team that had a 9-4 record last season and has aspirations of competing in the loaded SEC Western Division. That means Carmon’s development is even more scrutinized. “He’s a tough kid, he’s got great feet and those are the biggest things I ask for,” offensive line coach John

Hevesy said. Whoever wins the job will replace Derek Sherrod, a four-year starting offensive lineman who was drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers in April. Sherrod was so good during the past two seasons that he was rarely noticed, which is about the best compliment an offensive lineman can receive. Carmon’s goal is to provide the same constant protection, but it hasn’t always gone as planned. More than once he’s been in the wrong place at the wrong time and then been on the receiving end of a Mullen or Hevesy tongue-lashing. Carmon admits it’s been a big adjustment from playing defensive line because his mistakes weren’t as noticeable. “Defense is all gap assignments, but left tackle, that’s all me,” Carmon said. “If I mess up it’s me and everyone sees it. I’ve got to know what I’m doing.”


Uggla extends hit streak to 33 games ATLANTA (AP) — The latest entry in Dan Uggla’s improbable hitting streak was not enough for Atlanta as Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney each had four hits to help the Chicago Cubs beat the Braves 8-4 on Saturday night. Uggla had a first-inning single and a fourth-inning homer off Randy Wells (4-4) to extend his hitting streak to 33 games. The majors’ longest streak this season began on July 5 when Uggla was hitting .173. It is the longest streak in Atlanta Braves history. Castro drove in two runs and Wells gave up two runs on eight hits in five-plus innings for the Cubs, who have won 10 of 13. Derek Lowe (7-11) gave up five runs, three earned, on 10 hits in six innings. He allowed three hits, including Carlos Pena’s two-run double that gave Chicago a 3-1 lead in the fifth. James Russell walked Uggla to load the bases with one out in the ninth after giving up singles to Martin

Prado and Freddie Freeman. Cubs manager Mike Quade brought in closer Carlos Marmol, who gave up a long fly ball to Chipper Jones to drive in Prado before ending the game when Alex Gonzalez hit a pop fly to Castro at shortstop. Marmol earned his 27th save. The Cubs won after general manager Jim Hendry announced the team placed right-hander Carlos Zambrano on the disqualified list. Zambrano will not be paid and have no part in team activities for 30 days. Zambrano cleaned out his locker and left the team after giving up five homers and being ejected from Friday night’s 10-4 loss to the Braves. He did not return to the team Saturday. The Cubs added two runs in the sixth. Tyler Colvin led off with a triple to center. Atlanta’s Michael Bourn had the long drive in the top of his glove before losing the ball when he crashed into the wall. Colvin scored on Geovany Soto’s grounder to third

when Chipper Jones threw high to the plate for an error. Soto scored on Castro’s single. Another fielding miscue, this one by left fielder Martin Prado, hurt the Braves in the eighth. After Alfonso Soriano led off the inning with an infield hit, Colvin hit a liner that skipped off the charging Prado’s glove for an error, allowing pinch-runner Tony Campana to advance to third as Colvin advanced to second. Right-hander Cristhian Martinez fielded pinch-hitter Blake DeWitt’s grounder and threw to the plate. Homeplate umpire Jeff Kellogg ruled Campana slid under the tag of David Ross. Castro and Barney added run-scoring singles. Uggla was hit by a pitch before scoring on Alex Gonzalez’s single in the sixth. Jones, who had three hits, doubled and scored on a groundout by Jose Constanza in the eighth. Rico Carty hit in 31 straight See Braves, Page B3.

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Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla, left, talks to Atlanta Braves first base coach Terry Pendleton in the first inning Saturday after continuing his 33-game hitting streak.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING Noon ESPN - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 2:30 p.m. ABC - IRL, IndyCar, Indy 225 DIVING 2 p.m. NBC - U.S. Championships, men’s platform EXTREME SPORTS 3:30 p.m. NBC - Dew Tour, Portland Invitational GOLF 10 a.m. TNT - PGA of America, PGA Championship 1 p.m. CBS - PGA of America, PGA Championship 2 p.m. TGC - USGA, U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, championship match LITTLE LEAGUE 5 p.m. ESPN2 - Playoffs, Mid-Atlantic Regional Final MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon TBS - Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees 12:30 p.m. WGN - Chicago Cubs at Atlanta 7 p.m. ESPN - Colorado at St. Louis MOTORSPORTS 7 a.m. SPEED - MotoGP World Championship, Czech Grand Prix TENNIS Noon ESPN2 - WTA, Rogers Cup, championship match 2 p.m. ESPN2 - ATP World Tour, Rogers Cup, championship match


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scoreboard mlb American League East Division

W Boston...........................73 New York.......................72 Tampa Bay....................64 Toronto..........................60 Baltimore.......................45

Aug. 14 1959 — The formation of the American Football League is announced in Chicago. Play will begin in 1960 with franchises in six cities with the probability of adding two more teams. 1977 — The New York Cosmos, led by Pele, play before a record crowd of 77,961 at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., the most to see a soccer game in the United States. The Cosmos beat the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 8-3 in a NASL quarterfinal playoff game. 1998 — Baltimore’s Chris Hoiles becomes the ninth major leaguer and first catcher to hit two grand slams in one game. Hoiles homers in the third inning off Charles Nagy and in the eighth against Ron Villone to lead the Orioles to a 15-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians. 2003 — The New York blackout forces the evacuation of workers and players from Shea Stadium hours before the game between the Mets and the San Francisco Giants. It’s the only Major League Baseball game that was affected by the blackout that stretches from the Northeast to Ohio and Michigan. Elsewhere, two WNBA games are postponed, and Yonkers (N.Y.) Raceway cancels its card.

GB — 1 1/2 10 14 28

Pct .538 .513 .492 .437 .420

GB — 3 5 1/2 12 14

Pct GB .567 — .542 3 .445 14 1/2 .427 16 1/2

Montgomery (Rays).......25 23 .521 7 1/2 Jacksonville (Marlins)....24 25 .490 9 Mississippi (Braves)......22 26 .458 10 1/2 x-B-ham (White Sox)....18 30 .375 14 1/2 x-clinched first half ——— Saturday’s Games Jacksonville 3, Tennessee 0 Carolina 9, Montgomery 4 Huntsville 6, Jackson 3 Birmingham at Chattanooga, (n) Mississippi at Mobile, (n) Today’s Games Montgomery at Carolina, 1 p.m. Birmingham at Chattanooga, 1:15 p.m. Huntsville at Jackson, 2:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Tennessee, 4 p.m. Mississippi at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Montgomery at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Huntsville at Jackson, 7:05 p.m.

prep football 2011 Warren County schedules Week by Week Week 1

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

Week 2

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

Week 3

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

Week 4

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

National League East Division

W Milwaukee......................69 St. Louis........................64 Cincinnati.......................59 Pittsburgh......................56 Chicago.........................52 Houston.........................38


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Saturday’s Games Toronto 11, L.A. Angels 2 N.Y. Yankees 9, Tampa Bay 2 Texas 7, Oakland 1 Detroit 6, Baltimore 5 Cleveland 3, Minnesota 1 Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m. Boston at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. Today’s Games Minnesota (Slowey 0-0) at Cleveland (D.Huff 1-1), 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 11-9) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 8-9), 12:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 12-6) at Toronto (Cecil 4-5), 12:07 p.m. Detroit (Fister 4-12) at Baltimore (Jo-.Reyes 5-9), 12:35 p.m. Kansas City (Francis 4-12) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 4-9), 1:10 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 10-8) at Oakland (Harden 3-2), 3:05 p.m. Boston (Wakefield 6-4) at Seattle (Furbush 2-4), 3:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Minnesota at Detroit, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Toronto at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.

The Mobile BayBears erased a 3-1 deficit with a decisive five-run fifth inning to earn an 11-3 victory over the Mississippi Braves on Saturday in Mobile. Daniel Kaczrowski hit a two-run home run in the fifth and finished with three hits to pace the BayBears. Aaron Shafer took the loss after being chased out of the game in the fifth. He gave up eight hits and six runs.


L 55 57 60 67 69

West Division

W Texas.............................68 Los Angeles..................65 Oakland.........................53 Seattle...........................50

W Philadelphia...................78 Atlanta...........................70 New York.......................58 Washington....................57 Florida............................56

NEW YORK — Plaxico Burress was walking up the stairs in a Manhattan nightclub three years ago when his life changed with a single gunshot. The wide receiver, now with the New York Jets, recounts that night in November 2008 when he accidentally shot himself and the 20 months he served in prison as a result in an interview for HBO’s “Real Sports” that airs Tuesday. It’s the first time he has fully detailed the events of the past few years. “It was dark,” recalled Burress, who was then with the Giants. “And I kind of, you know, missed a step. That’s when I felt my gun start to slide. I went to grab it to stop it from falling. Pow!” He didn’t realize he had shot himself in the right thigh — until he looked down. “I had some Chuck Taylors on and they were, the white was all red,” Burress said.

L 44 46 55 59 72

Central Division

W Detroit............................64 Cleveland.......................60 Chicago.........................58 Minnesota......................52 Kansas City...................50

Minor league baseball BayBears blast Mississippi Braves

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L 41 50 61 62 63

Central Division L 51 56 61 62 68 81

West Division

W Arizona..........................67 San Francisco...............65 Colorado........................56 Los Angeles..................53 San Diego.....................53

L 53 55 65 64 68

Week 5

Pct .655 .583 .487 .479 .471

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Pct GB .575 — .533 5 .492 10 .475 12 .433 17 .319 30 1/2 Pct GB .558 — .542 2 .463 11 1/2 .453 12 1/2 .438 14 1/2

Saturday’s Games Milwaukee 1, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 11, Washington 3 Chicago Cubs 8, Atlanta 4 Cincinnati 13, San Diego 1 San Francisco 3, Florida 0 Colorado 6, St. Louis 1 Arizona 6, N.Y. Mets 4 Houston at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Today’s Games San Diego (LeBlanc 0-2) at Cincinnati (Willis 0-2), 12:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 9-2) at Florida (Volstad 5-8), 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 5-9) at Atlanta (Beachy 5-2), 12:35 p.m. Washington (Wang 1-2) at Philadelphia (Halladay 15-4), 12:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 9-6) at Milwaukee (Marcum 10-3), 1:10 p.m. Houston (Lyles 1-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 7-14), 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Capuano 9-10) at Arizona (Marquis 8-6), 3:10 p.m. Colorado (Rogers 6-1) at St. Louis (E.Jackson 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. San Francisco at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Houston, 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. Florida at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Diego, 9:05 p.m.

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

Week 6

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

Week 7

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

Week 8

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

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Chattanooga (Dodgers).28 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......27 Jackson (Mariners)........22 Carolina (Reds).............21 Huntsville (Brewers)......20

L 19 22 26 26 27

South Division

W Mobile (D-backs)...........32

L 15

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

Week 11

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

Week 12

Nov. 4 St. Aloysius at Mt. Olive, 7 p.m. Clinton at Vicksburg, 7 p.m. Jim Hill at Warren Central, 7 p.m. x-Red Carpet Bowl, at Warren Central


W Tennessee.......... 1 Houston.............. 0 Indianapolis........ 0 Jacksonville........ 0 W Cleveland............ 1 Baltimore............ 0 Cincinnati............ 0 Pittsburgh........... 0 W Denver................ 0 Kansas City........ 0 Oakland.............. 0 San Diego.......... 0


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NATIONAL CONFERENCE W Dallas.................. 1 Philadelphia........ 1 Washington......... 1 N.Y. Giants......... 0 W New Orleans...... 1 Tampa Bay......... 1 Carolina.............. 0 Atlanta................ 0 W Detroit................. 1 Chicago.............. 1 Green Bay.......... 0 Minnesota........... 0 W Arizona............... 1 Seattle................ 1 St. Louis............. 0 San Francisco.... 0


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Friday’s Games Detroit 34, Cincinnati 3 Miami 28, Atlanta 23

After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday At Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, N.Y. Lap length: 2.45 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 126.421 mph. 2. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 126.041. 3. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 125.984. 4. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 125.663. 5. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 125.654. 6. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 125.314. 7. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 125.238. 8. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 125.202. 9. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 124.968. 10. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 124.940. 11. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 124.915. 12. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 124.908. 13. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 124.904. 14. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 124.791. 15. (51) Boris Said, Chevrolet, 124.701. 16. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 124.550. 17. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 124.451. 18. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 123.998. 19. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 123.854. 20. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 123.682. 21. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 123.663. 22. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 123.635. 23. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 123.517. 24. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 123.507. 25. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 123.476. 26. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 123.455. 27. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 123.436. 28. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 123.433. 29. (37) Scott Speed, Ford, 123.379. 30. (55) J.J. Yeley, Ford, 123.283. 31. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 123.176. 32. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 122.956. 33. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 122.956. 34. (50) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, 122.929. 35. (32) Andrew Ranger, Ford, 122.373. 36. (71) Andy Lally, Ford, 122.196. 37. (60) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 122.130. 38. (36) Ron Fellows, Chevrolet, 121.993. 39. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 121.660. 40. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 121.419. 41. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 120.339. 42. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, owner points. 43. (38) Terry Labonte, Ford, past champion.

Nationwide-Zippo 200 at The Glen Results

Week 10

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44. (35) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 121.904. 45. (46) Brian Simo, Ford, 119.291.

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

W Miami.................. 1 New England...... 1 N.Y. Jets............. 0 Buffalo................ 0

auto racing

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Week 9


Chicago Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi SCastro ss 5 1 4 2 Bourn cf 5 0 1 0 Barney 2b 5 1 4 1 Prado lf 5 1 1 0 ArRmr 3b 4 1 1 1 Fremn 1b 5 0 2 0 C.Pena 1b 5 0 1 2 Uggla 2b 3 2 2 1 Byrd cf 5 0 0 0 C.Jones 3b 4 1 3 1 ASorin lf 4 0 1 0 AlGnzlz ss 5 0 1 1 Campn pr-lf 1 1 1 0 D.Ross c 4 0 2 0 Colvin rf 5 2 2 0 Constnz rf 4 0 0 1 Marml p 0 0 0 0 D.Lowe p 2 0 0 0 Soto c 5 1 0 0 Conrad ph 1 0 0 0 R.Wells p 2 0 0 0 CMrtnz p 0 0 0 0 Smrdzj p 0 0 0 0 Varvar p 0 0 0 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Hinske ph 1 0 0 0 DeWitt ph 1 1 0 1 Sherrill p 0 0 0 0 R.Ortiz p 0 0 0 0 JRussll p 0 0 0 0 RJhnsn rf 0 0 0 0 Totals 42 8 14 7 Totals 39 4 12 4 Chicago....................................100 022 030 — 8 Atlanta......................................000 101 011 — 4 E—Marshall (1), C.Jones (5), Prado (7). LOB— Chicago 9, Atlanta 11. 2B—C.Pena (16), Colvin (6), C.Jones 2 (25). 3B—Colvin (1). HR—Uggla (27). SB—Bourn (43). S—R.Wells. SF—Ar. Ramirez, C.Jones. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago R.Wells W,4-4 5 8 2 2 0 1 Samardzija H,10 1 0 0 0 0 0 Marshall H,24 1 0 0 0 0 0 R.Ortiz 1-3 2 1 1 0 0 J.Russell 1 2 1 1 1 1 Marmol S,27-34 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 Atlanta D.Lowe L,7-11 6 10 5 3 0 6 C.Martinez 1 1-3 2 3 2 0 2 Varvaro 2-3 1 0 0 0 0 Sherrill 1 1 0 0 0 0 R.Wells pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. HBP—by R.Wells (Uggla). Umpires—Home, Jeff Kellogg; First, Eric Cooper; Second, Mark Carlson; Third, Tim Timmons. T—3:10. A—49,781 (49,586).

Washington 16, Pittsburgh 7 Tampa Bay 25, Kansas City 0 New Orleans 24, San Francisco 3 Saturday’s Games Cleveland 27, Green Bay 17 Chicago 10, Buffalo 3 Tennessee 14, Minnesota 3 Indianapolis at St. Louis, (n) N.Y. Giants at Carolina, (n) Monday’s Game N.Y. Jets at Houston, 8 p.m. Aug. 18 New England at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. Aug. 19 Washington at Indianapolis, 7 p.m. Carolina at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Kansas City at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at Green Bay, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Jacksonville, 8 p.m. Aug. 20 Oakland at San Francisco, 8 p.m. Tennessee at St. Louis, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Houston, 8 p.m. Buffalo at Denver, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 10 p.m. Aug. 21 Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets, 7 p.m. San Diego at Dallas, 8 p.m. Aug. 22 Chicago at N.Y. Giants, 8 p.m.

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At Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, N.Y. Lap length: 2.45 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 85 laps, 142.9 rating, 0 points, $35,150. 2. (6) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 85, 111.8, 0, $31,475. 3. (8) Joey Logano, Toyota, 85, 109, 0, $21,875. 4. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 85, 134.4, 0, $17,425. 5. (3) Carl Edwards, Ford, 85, 121, 0, $18,000. 6. (7) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 85, 107, 0, $13,350. 7. (5) Ron Fellows, Chevrolet, 85, 111.3, 37, $12,600. 8. (17) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 85, 92.9, 36, $18,693. 9. (11) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 85, 99.1, 35, $18,893. 10. (4) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 85, 98.1, 34, $21,543. 11. (19) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 85, 87.5, 33, $19,643. 12. (13) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 84, 84.4, 32, $20,268. 13. (15) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 84, 83.5, 31, $18,218. 14. (16) Brian Scott, Toyota, 84, 82.1, 30, $17,668. 15. (12) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 84, 78.7, 29, $18,918. 16. (14) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 84, 79.8, 28, $17,543. 17. (10) James Buescher, Chevrolet, 84, 86.1, 0, $17,493. 18. (9) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 84, 84.9, 26, $17,418. 19. (27) Michael Annett, Toyota, 83, 65, 25, $17,343. 20. (26) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 83, 64.8, 24, $18,768. 21. (22) Tim George Jr., Chevrolet, 83, 59.2, 23, $10,775. 22. (23) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 83, 66.6, 22, $17,193. 23. (25) Alex Kennedy, Chevrolet, 82, 52.6, 21, $17,518. 24. (31) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 82, 51.5, 20, $17,018. 25. (24) Casey Roderick, Ford, 82, 64, 19, $17,568. 26. (33) Kyle Kelley, Chevrolet, 81, 50.5, 18, $10,430. 27. (34) Tomy Drissi, Ford, 79, 42.7, 0, $10,375. 28. (39) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 78, 36.5, 16, $10,305. 29. (37) Blake Koch, Dodge, 77, 46.6, 15, $18,138. 30. (42) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, transmission, 69, 36.5, 14, $17,003. 31. (32) Timmy Hill, Ford, 66, 47.4, 13, $16,643. 32. (18) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, overheating, 64, 61.2, 12, $16,583. 33. (41) Dennis Setzer, Dodge, brakes, 63, 33.4, 11, $16,548. 34. (40) Morgan Shepherd, Chevrolet, oil pump, 56, 36.1, 10, $16,488. 35. (35) Eric McClure, Chevrolet, accident, 53, 40.2, 9, $16,453. 36. (28) Jason Bowles, Toyota, transmission, 52, 54.9, 8, $9,950. 37. (20) Andrew Ranger, Dodge, suspension, 42, 63.6, 7, $9,900. 38. (21) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Ford, transmission, 34, 58.9, 6, $9,855. 39. (38) Dan Clarke, Chevrolet, engine, 21, 39.3, 5, $16,288. 40. (36) Mark Green, Chevrolet, brakes, 6, 34.6, 4, $9,695. 41. (30) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, brakes, 4, 32.7, 0, $9,655. 42. (29) T.J. Bell, Dodge, brakes, 4, 31.4, 0,

$9,615. 43. (43) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, brakes, 1, 30.3, 1, $9,534. ——— Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 106.582 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 57 minutes, 14 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.974 seconds. Caution Flags: 2 for 5 laps. Lead Changes: 6 among 2 drivers. Lap Leaders: Ku.Busch 1-8; Ky.Busch 9; Ku.Busch 10-24; Ky.Busch 25-49; Ku.Busch 50-55; Ky.Busch 56-77; Ku.Busch 78-85. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Ky.Busch, 3 times for 48 laps; Ku.Busch, 4 times for 37 laps. Top 10 in Points: 1. R.Stenhouse Jr., 816; 2. R.Sorenson, 806; 3. E.Sadler, 792; 4. A.Almirola, 746; 5. J.Allgaier, 736; 6. J.Leffler, 703; 7. K.Wallace, 686; 8. S.Wallace, 636; 9. B.Scott, 626; 10. M.Annett, 623. Indy 225 Lineup After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles (Car number in parentheses) All cars Dallara chassis, Honda engine 1. (10) Dario Franchitti, 170.843 mph. 2. (2) Oriol Servia, 169.831. 3. (82) Tony Kanaan, 169.698. 4. (06) James Hinchcliffe, 169.590. 5. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, 169.570. 6. (6) Ryan Briscoe, 169.451. 7. (9) Scott Dixon, 169.114. 8. (5) Takuma Sato, 169.044. 9. (3) Helio Castroneves, 168.886. 10. (83) Charlie Kimball, 168.434. 11. (4) J.R. Hildebrand, 168.047. 12. (27) Mike Conway, 167.852. 13. (12) Will Power, 167.011. 14. (19) Alex Lloyd, 166.877. 15. (7) Danica Patrick, 166.834. 16. (77) Alex Tagliani, 166.809. 17. (59) E.J. Viso, 166.536. 18. (22) Tomas Scheckter, 166.381. 19. (14) Vitor Meira, 166.253. 20. (18) James Jakes, 165.265. 21. (24) Ana Beatriz, 164.958. 22. (26) Marco Andretti, 164.722. 23. (38) Graham Rahal, 163.816. 24. (34) Sebastian Saavedra, 162.285. 25. (67) Ed Carpenter, 161.734. 26. (78) Simona de Silvestro, 157.437. 27. (30) Pippa Mann.

golf PGA Championship Scores Saturday

At Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course Johns Creek, Ga. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 7,467; Par: 70

Third Round Brendan Steele............69-68-66 Jason Dufner................70-65-68 Keegan Bradley............71-64-69 Scott Verplank..............67-69-69 Steve Stricker...............63-74-69 Anders Hansen............68-69-70 D.A. Points...................69-67-71 David Toms..................72-71-65 Charl Schwartzel..........71-71-66 Robert Karlsson...........70-71-67 Adam Scott...................69-69-70 John Senden................68-68-72 Ben Crane....................71-72-66 Nick Watney.................70-71-68 Luke Donald.................70-71-68 Spencer Levin..............71-70-68 Brendon de Jonge.......68-72-69 Lee Westwood.............71-68-70 Jim Furyk......................71-65-73 Hunter Mahan..............72-72-66 Francesco Molinari.......72-71-67 Alexander Noren..........70-72-68 Matt Kuchar..................71-71-68 Bill Haas.......................68-73-69 Phil Mickelson..............71-70-69 Ryan Palmer................71-70-69 Sergio Garcia...............72-69-69 Scott Piercy..................71-68-71 Brandt Jobe..................68-69-73 Brian Davis...................69-73-69 Bill Lunde.....................71-71-69 Kevin Na.......................72-69-70 Gary Woodland............70-70-71 Trevor Immelman.........69-71-71 Simon Dyson................68-72-71 Mark Wilson.................69-71-71 K.J. Choi.......................70-73-69 Bubba Watson..............74-68-70 Ian Poulter....................74-68-70 Johnson Wagner..........71-69-72 Jerry Kelly....................65-73-74 Jhonattan Vegas..........70-68-74 Chris Kirk......................72-72-69 Bryce Molder................74-69-70 Matteo Manassero.......68-74-71 Robert Allenby..............72-70-71 Harrison Frazar............72-69-72 Charles Howell III.........72-68-73 Yuta Ikeda....................73-68-72 K.T. Kim.......................73-71-70 John Rollins..................72-72-70 Mike Small....................73-71-70 Miguel Angel Jimenez.. 69-73-72 Johan Edfors................71-70-73 Robert Garrigus............70-70-74 Kevin Streelman...........73-71-71 Ricky Barnes................69-75-71 Rory Sabbatini..............73-69-73 Davis Love III...............68-71-76 Zach Johnson...............71-72-73 Andres Romero............72-70-74 Seung-yul Noh.............71-70-75 Ross Fisher..................71-69-76 Rory McIlroy.................70-73-74 Padraig Harrington.......73-69-75

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Vicksburg Post


SEC officials to meet Vikings, Browns win preseason openers to discuss expansion nfl

By The Associated Press

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Jake Locker threw a 45-yard touchdown pass in his NFL debut, and the Tennessee Titans beat the Minnesota Vikings 14-3 Saturday night to make new coach Mike Munchak a winner in his preseason opener. Matt Hasselbeck started for Tennessee, and the veteran signed to a three-year contract to mentor Locker and make the Titans competitive this season looked sharp in his lone series. He completed 5 of 6 passes for 55 yards in an opening drive marred by a botched handoff leading to a 30-yard loss. Locker, the eighth pick overall from Washington, had his moment, too. He dropped the ball off the snap before picking it up, rolling to his right and throwing a perfect pass to Yamon Figurs for a TD. Locker played one series into the third quarter, and he was 7 of 10 for 89 yards with a passer rating of 130.8.

Southeastern Conference presidents will meet today to discuss Texas A&M’s admission to the league, The New York Times is reporting. A person with knowledge of the situation confirms to The Associated Press that the meeting will be held in Atlanta. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting had not been publicly discussed. The Times said all but one of the presidents will be at the SEC meeting, held the day before the Texas A&M System board of regents will meet. A special meeting is scheduled Monday that includes an agenda item about conference alignment. The session comes amid reports that Texas A&M is leaving the Big 12 for the SEC. The SEC is interested in A&M because the move “brings us into the Texas market,” another person familiar with the situation told the AP on Saturday. But the person added that “it’s not about us wanting or needing 14 teams, Texas A&M came to us.” The person said the conference could not ignore the Aggies. “If A&M is dead set on getting away from Texas, whether it be because of the Longhorn Network or if they have had enough for whatever reason, you have to listen,” the person said. “If you don’t, someone else will.” “It’s a business decision.” If it does happen and A&M is put the SEC’s West Division, the person said the conference will have to add a 14th team in the East. However, the person said though the “Texas A&M thing will be decided in the week or so, the 14th team has not been discussed.”

Browns 27, Packers 17 Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass before swapping his helmet for a baseball cap in the first quarter as the defending champion Green Bay Packers opened the preseason with a loss to the Cleveland Browns. One day after they were honored in a ceremony at the White House, the Packers began their quest for a second straight Lombardi Trophy. Rodgers and most of Green Bay’s first-string offense played only two series in the first quarter, when both the Packers and Browns had long TD drives. After establishing himself as one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks with his performance against Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl, Rodgers was eager to get back under center following an offseason made longer by the lockout. He got

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Tori Gurley (86) is tackled by Cleveland Browns linebacker Eric Barton in the fourth quarter of their preseason NFL football game on Saturda in Cleveland. off to a rough start, but finished 6-of-8 for 74 yards and threw a 21-yard TD pass to Greg Jennings. Browns quarterback Colt McCoy outshined Rodgers. McCoy, looking comfortable running first-year Browns coach Pat Shurmur’s new West Coast offense, went 9-of-10 for 135 yards while playing three series. He threw a 27-yard TD pass to Josh Cribbs, and led Cleveland on a second scoring drive, capped by Peyton Hillis’ 3-yard scoring burst.

little to ease any lingering concerns. The Bills got two sacks from Shawne Merriman and nine in all, but the Bears prevailed on a soggy night in which both teams pulled their starters early. Cutler and Chicago’s skill position starters played one series, with the linemen staying in for the first half. On defense, the first stringers lasted two series, while the Bills lifted their starters on both sides after two.

Bills 10, Bears 3

Rams 33, Colts 10

Jay Cutler was on the run again and out of the game in a hurry. Cutler played just one series and watched as the Chicago Bears beat the Buffalo Bills 10-3 on Saturday night even though the offensive line did

Sam Bradford produced 17 points in four possessions with big help from a defense that jumped on Peyton Manning’s backups for a pair of early interceptions as the St. Louis Rams opened the preseason with a 33-10 victory

games of 2011. The Braves had a pregame video tribute for former radio and TV broadcaster Ernie Johnson Sr., who died Friday night at the age of 87. Johnson was involved with the team for more than 50 years as a player, executive and broadcaster. A collection of players from the Braves’ 1991 NL championship team took a 7-7 tie in a softball game against

former Braves players from other years. John Smoltz hit a two-run homer and made an over-the-shoulder catch in center field for the 1991 team, which was managed by Bobby Cox. Many of the players attended Friday night’s ceremony to retire Cox’s No. 6. Braves rookie Brandon Beachy will try for his sixth win against Chicago’s Matt Garza in today’s final game of the series.

“It’s tough. There’s more than one way you can get knocked out. So you’ve got to have that mindset like you’re going to give it. You’re going to get knocked out regardless. You’re going to win sometimes and you’re going to lose sometimes,” Bure said. Now entering his third and final season in Starkville, Bure said he’s tried to take more of a leadership role with the Bulldogs’ special teams. “Coach Mullen always looks at me when we’re doing a punt drill because he knows I know what to do and I’m trying to get the other guys to do it right,” Bure said. “Not that I’m above anybody, but I feel like I know what’s going on in the scheme and the system. I feel better

directing the other guys and knowing how to do it right by running fast and breaking during all the drills.” As much as he enjoys playing on special teams, Bure is looking forward to taking a larger role on the defense this season. His playing time at cornerback increased during the spring. Although he’s likely to still be a backup behind several other veterans, Bure believes he’ll get a few more chances on nonkicking plays. It’s a new challenge, and one that almost knocks him back to rookie status. Bure said, however, that he’s ready for it. “I know the defense in and out. It doesn’t bother me at all. It’s like finally getting a chance,” Bure said.

Bulldogs is that the other four starting linemen have ample experience, including three-year starter Quentin Saulsberry. Carmon “is going to be fine,” Saulsberry said. “He’s picked up things quicker

than most players would. We’ve got five guys on the line and all of us have to do our job. He’s no different and we’ve all got confidence in him.”

Braves Continued from Page B1. in 1970 for the previous Atlanta record. Tommy Holmes holds the franchise record with 37 as a member of the Boston Braves in 1945. Uggla leads the Braves and is one off the National League lead with 27 homers, including 12 in 27 games since the All-Star break. According to STATS LLC, Uggla’s homer was his 49th hit in the 33-game streak. He had 55 hits in his first 86

Bure Continued from Page B1. By comparison, offensive tackle Derek Sherrod had two tackles in 2009 and quarterback Chris Relf made three in 2010. “My first priority is special teams. I love special teams. I try to get the young guys on special teams,” Bure said, adding of the lack of reocgnition, “It doesn’t bother me at all. It’s for the team. Everybody has their role, like all the coaches say.” Bure has played in 16 games the past two seasons, including 12 last year. He’s seen some action as a defensive back, but is primarily used as the gunner — the outside coverage man — on punt and kickoff returns. It’s a rough job. The gunner is often double-teamed and driven as far away from the returner as possible.


Continued from Page B1. and teamwork with the other four linemen. “You have to be much more under control with technique and feet and assignments,” Hevesy said. “It’s not just clogging a gap.” The good news for the

over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night. Josh Brown’s 60-yard field goal capped an almost perfect first half not just for offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels’ rebuilt attack but for all phases. Brown’s boot bettered his career best of 58 yards in 2003 with the Seattle Seahawks and he added a 53-yarder in the third quarter. Manning almost blended into the crowd on the Colts sideline in blue jeans and wearing a ball cap, but his presence on the field was sorely missed. Curtis Painter and Dan Orlovsky threw costly interceptions early, giving the Rams possession deep in Indianapolis territory to set up 10 easy points.

college football According to media reports, several schools are being considered for that 14th slot, including Florida State and Clemson. Presidents at both those Atlantic Coast Conference schools said Saturday they have had no contact with the SEC. “From coach to (athletic director) to president and the board chair (trustees), there has been no discussion,” Florida State University President Eric Barron told the AP in a phone interview during a Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce meeting in Destin, Fla. “I feel quite certain if any of those individuals had any discussions, including me, we would have shared it with each other.” Clemson University President James Barker Saturday also denied reports that the Tigers are considering a move. “We are committed to the ACC,” Barker said in a statement. “We have had no contact with the SEC.” The Tigers have been charter members of the ACC since it was formed in 1953. Florida State joined the ACC on July 1, 1991 after months of courtship by the SEC. The person said it’s a “zero chance” that Florida State would be the 14th team and that it is highly unlikely it would be any ACC team. “Our presidents simply don’t want to break up another conference,” the person said. “Remember, Texas A&M reached out to us. You know how many households there are in Texas? 8.9 million. Why would we want to hand that to the Pac 12 or any another conference?”


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Reds tattoo Stauffer with seven homers Cubs place Zambrano on disqualified list

By The Associated Press Miguel Cairo and Ryan Hanigan each homered twice, and the Reds hit seven in all off starter Tim Stauffer and the Padres bullpen — matching a San Diego record — while powering their way to a 13-1 victory on Saturday night. The Reds won their fourth straight game — one shy of their season high — with their biggest home run splurge of the season. Stauffer (7-9) gave up five homers in only three innings, tying Woody Williams’ club record for most allowed in a game. Stauffer gave up three — his previous career high — in a 9-8 loss to the Mets on Monday. Reds starter Homer Bailey (7-5) gave up six hits in seven innings, including Kyle Blanks’ homer. One of the major leagues’ most homer-friendly ballparks was at its most gracious. All 14 runs scored off homers. The eight combined homers matched Great American’s record for a game. Joey Votto hit a solo homer in the first inning, latching onto a below-the-knees fastball from Stauffer. After Jay Bruce walked, Cairo hit an atthe-knees breaking pitch for a 3-0 lead. Todd Frazier led off the second with a homer, and the Reds sent eight batters to the plate for five runs in the third. Bruce hit a two-run shot — his fourth homer in the last six games — and Hanigan completed the rally with a threerun shot that left Stauffer rattled. The right-hander dropped the baseball that catcher Nick Hundley tossed to the mound while Hanigan rounded the bases. Second baseman Orlando Hudson then jogged to the mound for a pep talk. Stauffer retired Bailey to end the inning and his appearance — three innings, seven hits, nine runs.

Brewers 1, Pirates 0 Marco Estrada pitched five innings in a spot start, combining with four relievers on

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Cincinnati Reds’ Todd Frazier is congratulated by third base coach Mark Berry after hitting a solo home run off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tim Stauffer in the second inning Saturday. a three-hitter, and Yuniesky Betancourt homered to carry the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers to a 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Takashi Saito, LaTroy Hawkins, Francisco Rodriguez and John Axford, who earned his 34th save by working around a lead off triple in the ninth, completed the shutout. Pinch-hitter Xavier Paul tripled to center leading off the ninth. But Andrew McCutchen and Matt Diaz both grounded out with the infield, leaving Paul at third. After Garrett Jones walked, Axford struck out Neil Walker swinging, but the ball trickled away from catcher Jonathan Lucroy, who pounced on it and threw to first to end the game. Estrada (3-8) took the mound for Chris Narveson, who was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with a cut thumb on his throwing hand. Kevin Correia (12-11), who leads the majors with 10 wins on the road this season for Pittsburgh, lost for the second time this season at Miller

Park. Estrada retired the first seven batters before Ronny Cedeno lined a single to left with one out in the third. He advanced on Correia’s sacrifice, but second was as far as any Pirate got in five innings as Estrada caught McCutchen looking to end the inning.

Yankees 9, Rays 2 Jorge Posada gave manager Joe Girardi little choice but to give him another start. Phil Hughes also got a reprieve, though his strong outing Saturday might not have been enough on its own to prevent a possible demotion to the bullpen. Posada hit a grand slam and drove in six runs in his first game since being benched six days ago, and Hughes made his case to remain in the New York Yankees’ rotation with six effective innings in a victory that ended the Tampa Bay Rays’ five-game winning streak.

Blue Jays 11, Angels 2

for Toronto, and Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Teahen also went deep. All three homers came off Angels ace Jered Weaver (146), who allowed eight runs and eight hits, both season highs, in 42⁄3 innings, his shortest outing of the year.

Rangers 7, Athletics 1 Colby Lewis and four relievers combined on a five-hitter, leading Texas to the victory. Ian Kinsler had two hits and three RBIs for Texas, which increased its AL West lead to three games over the Los Angeles Angels. Mike Napoli and Elvis Andrus hit runscoring doubles off A’s starter Trevor Cahill as the Rangers (68-52) moved a season-best 16 games over .500 with their seventh consecutive victory over Oakland. Jemile Weeks singled, doubled and tripled for Oakland, which committed four errors, had two wild pitches and lost for the seventh time in 11 games.

Adam Lind hit a grand slam


PGA leaderboard is short of major names JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) — Brendan Steele is playing in his first major championship. Jason Dufner has never won a tour event. Hard to tell at the PGA Championship. The no-names stayed cool on a sweltering Saturday at Atlanta Athletic Club, setting up a final round that will be short on recognizable faces but could end a major drought for the Americans. Steele shot 4-under 66 and was tied with Dufner, who joined him at 7-under 203 with a 68. Keegan Bradley, another guy playing in his first major, bounced back from a double bogey at the first hole for a 69 that left just one stroke back heading to the final round, another perfect fit for what is developing as the theme of the year’s final major. Who are these guys anyway? “It feels pretty good,” Steele said. “This is something else.” Tiger Woods, defending PGA champion Martin Kaymer and several other stars are watching from home, failing to make the cut. U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy, who came into the week as the favorite, struggled to a 74 with his ailing wrist and won’t be a factor on Sunday. Into the void stepped several Americans known only to the most ardent golf fans. But they’ve put the U.S. in position to capture its first major title since Phil Mickelson won the 2010 Masters. Since then, it’s an 0-for-6 drought, this country’s longest of the modern Grand Slam era. The 34-year-old Dufner, who had not made a cut since late

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Jason Dufner reacts after making a birdie putt on the seventh hole during the third round of the PGA Championship Saturday. May, showed his moxie after a couple of three-putt bogeys knocked him out of the lead. He bounced back with a birdie at the 15th, the longest par-3 on the course, and made it two in a row by rolling in a 12-footer at the next hole. He’s got the closest thing to a home-course advantage among the leaders — he lives about two hours away in Auburn, Ala., and is used to playing in the blistering heat and on Bermuda greens.

Steele, a 28-year-old Californian, birdied five of the first 10 holes, shaking off a double bogey at the seventh when he drove into a swale on the left, tried to putt it on and watched in dismay as the ball rolled back to his feet. Bradley, the 25-year-old nephew of LGPA Hall of Famer Pat Bradley, got off to a jittery start. He drove his first shot into a bunker, did the same with the second and wound up taking a double-bogey 6. But

he quickly steadied himself, dropping only one more shot with a bogey at the seventh on the way to a 204. There were some familiar names lurking near the top. Forty-seven-year-old Scott Verplank had two late birdies for a 69 and headed to the clubhouse at 205, his creaky body holding up in the heat. Steve Stricker, the top-ranked American in the world at age 44, was another stroke back after a 69 of his own. Neither of the old-timers has won a major title. Maybe this will be their week. Jim Furyk was in the mix until he put two balls in the water at the 18th and took double bogey. The 73 dropped him to 209, a daunting six strokes off the lead. He was joined by the world’s topranked players, No. 1 Luke Donald (68) and No. 2 Lee Westwood (70). Donald closed within a shot of the lead until a brutal finish. He drove into a bunker at the 18th and had no choice but to blast out into the fairway. Then, going at the flag a little too aggressively, he dunked his third shot in the water and wound up taking double bogey. Masters champion Charl Schwartzel was at 208 after a 66, trying to win a second major title before the year is done. “The course is just very penalizing,” the South African said. “I just played a little bit more — I want to say conservative maybe — but more clever. A few of the holes that were inviting me the first two rounds, I took with a bit more caution.”

ATLANTA (AP) — The Chicago Cubs placed Carlos Zambrano on the disqualified list Saturday and said the righthander would receive no pay and have no part in team activities for 30 days. Zambrano cleaned out his locker and left the team after giving up five homers and being ejected from Friday night’s 10-4 loss to the Braves. He did not return to the team Saturday. General manager Jim Hendry said Saturday that Zambrano’s actions, including a brush-back pitch to Chipper Jones that led to the ejection, were “intolerable.” “This was the most stringent penalty we could enforce without a release,” Hendry said. Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster had similarly strong words. “He’s made his bed. Let him sleep in it,” Dempster said. “It’s not like it’s something new.” Hendry said Major League Baseball and the players’ association would discuss Zambrano’s statements about his baseball future. Cubs manager Mike Quade said Friday night that Zambrano told team personnel he might retire. “There’s not much worse than running out on your teammates in the middle of a ballgame,” Hendry said on a conference call. Hendry said he apologized to Braves general manager Frank Wren for the actions by Zambrano on the same night Atlanta honored former manager Bobby Cox. Zambrano was ejected by plate umpire Tim Timmons in the fifth inning after throwing two inside pitches to Jones, the second going all the way to the backstop. The brushback pitches followed homers by Freddie Freeman and Dan Uggla. “It was uncalled for, the pitch to Chipper Jones,” Hendry said. “I feel that anything at all to detract from Bobby Cox’s night other than usual competition is totally intolerable.” Asked if he knew where Zambrano was on Saturday, Hendry said: “I have no idea.” Jones said Hendry’s comments were “a class move. I appreciated it.”

Added Jones: “I like Carlos. I’ve always liked Carlos. He’s an intense competitor. Unfortunately, someCarlos times that Zambrano hurts him.” Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez said Zambrano would be welcomed back by his teammates, but only if he made changes. “If he changes his attitude, he’s more then welcome,” Ramirez said. “He’s got to think a little bit more. He’s one man. It’s not just one time. A lot of people have tried to help him. He won’t let them.” Zambrano was placed on the restricted list for six weeks and sent to anger management last season after a verbal altercation with then-teammate Derrek Lee. In 2009, he was suspended following a tirade against an umpire in which he threw a baseball into the outfield and slammed his glove against the dugout fence. Outfielder Marlon Byrd said he talked with Zambrano. ‘He said that he’s doing better today,” Byrd said. “That’s it.” Asked about Zambrano being placed on the disqualified list, Byrd said: “That’s business. They have to do what they have to do.” In 2007, Zambrano signed a deal adding $91.5 million over five seasons through 2012. He was to earn $17.85 million this season and $18 million in 2012. He is 9-7 with a 4.82 ERA. Zambrano’s name was mentioned in trade rumors before the July 31 deadline. He said on July 28 he wanted to remain with the Cubs. “I do want to stay here but at the same point I want this team to make some changes,” Zambrano said. “If we want to win here, we need to make some changes. If I have to go, I have to go but I still have the Cubs in my heart.” A message was left Saturday seeking comment from Barry Praver, Zambrano’s agent. Hendry said Praver indicated Zambrano is not retiring.

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Kurt Busch wins at the Glen

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Jeff Gordon drives through the esses during practice for the Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International Friday.

Trading paint at the Glen

Expect door-to-door racing at famous road course WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — A decade ago, Jeff Burton chased Jeff Gordon for the victory at Watkins Glen International, trading paint with the four-time NASCAR Cup champion on the final lap but settling for second instead of wrecking Gordon on the last turn of the race. Don’t expect Mr. Nice Guy behind the wheel when NASCAR goes road racing again on Saturday at the storied road course in the Finger Lakes of upstate New York. “The last 10 laps of the races on road courses at almost every race, someone spins me out,” said Burton, who has struggled mightily this year and sits 24th in points with no top-10s in the first 21 races of the season. “After Sonoma this year, I decided that there’s a few of them that the next time I get to them I’m sending them around as quick as I get to them. That’s what continually happens to me, and it’s with the same people over and over. So, it’s not happening again.” The Cup series races twice a year on road courses, in June at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., and in August at Watkins Glen. Both circuits have 11 turns but are so very different. Sonoma is about a half-mile shorter and more like a short track with tight

On TV Noon ESPN Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips racing, while The Glen’s 2.45mile layout, with its sweeping turns and long straightaways, produces speeds that make it seem more like a superspeedway. Burton has proven his mettle turning right and left in his 18-year career. In 35 NASCAR Sprint Cup road course starts, he has three top-five and nine top-10 finishes, including a ninth last year at The Glen. “We did a nice job of having a fast car and not letting it get taken away from us,” he said. “That’s been our history on road courses — we run well and finish awful. Last year, we ran well and finished decent. That was big for us. That was a step in the right direction. “We feel good about running road courses. If you go back and look at our average running position it’s pretty competitive, but if you look at the records, they’re horrendous.” Mostly from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Burton was 25th at Sonoma this year, a race in which two-time series champion Tony Stewart intentionally wrecked Brian Vickers

and then was knocked onto a stack of tires by Vickers later in the race. “Poor Jeff’s been on the receiving end of a lot of bad stuff on the road courses the last three years,” said Richard Childress Racing teammate Clint Bowyer. “I would say his frustration is definitely high.” Stewart also has grown increasingly frustrated with a lack of on-track etiquette, complaining after the race at Michigan in June that drivers were “a bunch of idiots” on restarts. Burton blames it on the closeness of the competition today and a mindset more akin to the half-mile bullring that is Bristol. “We’ve moved into this thing where people just get wrecked,” Burton said. “The attitude is that it’s just a road course. It’s like when people would get wrecked at Bristol. The guy that got wrecked would get out of his car and say, ’That’s just Bristol.’ Well, that’s just not right. We need to take responsibility for our actions.” Especially on double-file restarts late in races, where the bumping and banging often escalate as drivers are desperate to pass and gain valuable spots in the running order.

Busch, Johnson continue to exchange barbs WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — A day after Jimmie Johnson went off on Kurt Busch, the five-time Sprint Cup champion’s nemesis shrugged off the criticism of last week’s run-in at Pocono Raceway. “It’s one of those emotion points that boiled over,” Busch said Saturday morning before NASCAR Cup qualifying at Watkins Glen International. “I felt like the way we raced each other on the track was what champions need to do, and that is to bring the car home where they were running on track. Third and fourth was where we were, and that’s where we crossed the line. Where we raced each other with a juke and a jive and rubbing, that’s racing.” Busch, the Nationwide winner Saturday, said a talk with his father reaffirmed his actions at Pocono. “It’s rubbing racing,” Busch said. “I’m putting the “R” back in racing.” Johnson accused Busch of trying to run him down on the final lap and said Friday that he was angered by Busch’s remarks after their argument in the pits. “I walk away and he keeps talking. That’s the part that frustrates me,” Johnson said. “That’s when you saw me engage like that. If you’re going to say something, say it to a man’s face. I don’t know about you, but that really makes me mad. He just started running his mouth.” “If we would have calmed down a little bit, there proba-

bly would have been a better discussion,” Busch said. “But he was real amped-up. He felt like I did him wrong.” Johnson said he was trying to break the draft when he swerved at Busch’s Penske Racing Dodge at the top of the front straightaway at Pocono and said he never touched Busch’s No. 22. “That’s not the move of a five-time champion,” Busch said. “That’s the move of a guy that has had an issue with a guy like me. We’ve raced each other hard, I’ve been spun out and wrecked a few times and we both know that we look at each other very sternly. That’s great competition. “When you have a history with a guy, you just don’t forget about it,” Busch said. “If I’m in his head, then he’s got to worry going into this Chase.” Busch is fourth in the standings, two spots behind Johnson with the Chase for the Sprint Cup title set to begin after five more races. “To be in position to race Jimmie Johnson head to head, that would be wonderful,” said Busch, who won his only Cup title in 2004, beating Johnson by eight points, the slimmest margin in series history.

Kyle Busch hopes to prevent fizzle Everybody figured it was just a matter of time before Kyle Busch won a NASCAR Cup title, especially after his showing in 2008. Busch won eight races,

posted 17 top fives, and seemed set to challenge Jimmie Johnson for the Sprint Cup championship three years ago. Instead, he fizzled in the Chase and finished 10th. Still, that was a special season for the 26-year-old star, who has 100 victories over NASCAR’s top three touring series. “2008 was a special year,” Busch said. “People didn’t know these cars completely. I felt like there was a lot more driver involved when we didn’t know so much about these cars. Now that we know so much, we’ve come such a long ways that certainly a lot more cars are involved.” On Saturday, Busch won the pole for Saturday’s Cup race at Watkins Glen International. It’s his first pole of the season, firstever on a road course, and it puts him in a good place to chase his fourth victory of the season.

Gordon installed as Legend of the Glen Four-time Watkins Glen winner Jeff Gordon was installed as a Legend of The Glen, joining the likes of two-time Cup champion Tony Stewart and Formula One’s Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark, among others. “I think they consider me a legend here because it’s been so long since I’ve actually done anything here,” Gordon, who has four wins at The Glen but none since 2001, said with a laugh.

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Chalk up one for the team. Subbing for injured Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski, Kurt Busch held off Jimmie Johnson on a greenwhite-checkered finish to win the Nationwide Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International on Saturday. Busch beat his Sprint Cup nemesis by nearly a second for his third victory in 12 Nationwide races. He also deprived brother Kyle of his 50th career victory, which would have broken a tie with Mark Martin for the most in series history. Joey Logano edged Kyle Busch for third, and Carl Edwards was fifth. Paul Menard, Ron Fellows and Nationwide regulars Aric Almirola, Trevor Bayne and Elliott Sadler rounded out the top 10. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. maintained his series lead with a 15th-place finish. Stenhouse leads Reed Sorenson by 10 points, Sadler is another 14 back, and Almirola is fourth. Five years ago, Kurt Busch

held off Robby Gordon for a Nationwide win in a fenderbanging finish around the 11-turn, 2.45-mile circuit. Busch expected a replay this time, but it never materialized. “I didn’t know where we were on fuel, I didn’t really care,” Busch said after crew chief Todd Gordon’s two-stop strategy worked to perfection. “It was one of those feelings of like, we’re going to see this race on ESPN Classic if we could have gotten to duel it out at the end. It just didn’t work out for him (Kyle).” The race was mostly a battle between the Busch brothers until the second caution of the race flew with two laps remaining in regulation. They took turns leading the entire 85 laps of the race, with Kyle leading 48 laps and Kurt, who started on pole, ahead for 37. Kyle’s chances took a big hit when he was forced to pit on lap 17 with his car beginning to overheat. Steam was pouring out of the release valve on the right side of hood after his No. 18 Toyota went off course and picked up a wad of grass

on the front splitter. Still, thanks to the first caution of the race, Kyle was able to save fuel, pitted for what he hoped was the last time on lap 50, and gained a 3-second lead over his brother after Kurt’s final stop on lap 55. Kyle led Kurt by 0.893 seconds with 10 laps to go, with Edwards 2.2 seconds back in third as the three distanced themselves from the rest of the pack. Kurt closed to his brother’s back bumper when both encountered heavy traffic. “You’re going to have to watch it,” Kyle’s crew chief, Jason Ratcliff, warned over the radio. “Just run it until it runs out.” Moments later, the fuel pressure began to fluctuate in the No. 18 and Busch had to pit for fuel. “We were running hard together. It wasn’t to force him to run out of fuel,” Kurt said. “I wanted to race him as fair and square as you can, but they had a problem in the pits and we knew that they were short.

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Kurt Busch, center, celebrates winning the the Nationwide Series race at Watkins Glen International Saturday.


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Candidates’ calls the latest political horror For two weeks before the recent statewide elections I was flat on my back with parts of me packed in ice. That’s as far as I’m going with an explanation. Suffice it to say I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you. Howsomever, my point is that there are times when it’s decidedly inconvenient to be confined to bed — opening day of any hunting season, for instance. Yet I would never have suspected the inconvenience of being bedridden in the weeks before an election. They call. Incessantly. All day every day. I understand the candidates must make contact with the voters to sell themselves or their platforms, in order to be elected. They stick signs all over, buy media advertising, and they used to have their friends, family, and campaign workers call and solicit your vote. I mean, if good ole Billy Bob’s niece married Fred Fodrod’s second cousin’s boy, and Billy Bob asks me to vote for Fred right before working on my pickup transmission, then I’m sure as heck going to consider voting for Fred for Senator, or at least tell Billy Bob that I’ll do so, because I feel an obligation, and he’s a

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friend, so his endorsement means a lot. It’s a personal friendship request, and of course I’ll consider it, at least until I get his bill. But nowadays, modern technology has taken over, and Senator Fodrod hisownself is doing the calling. Surely, somewhere in this world there is a person who has a telephone and will answer that phone, then listen patiently with great interest when the recorded voice of Fred Fodrod comes across the wires — well, no wires anymore; across the etheric, as Brother Dave Gardner used to say. These candidates are undoubtedly spending millions of bucks with the companies who make their recorded messages, then set up some kind of compooter program to automatically dial everyone’s number, wait for an answer, then send Mr. Fodrod’s happy earnest voice into your home

or business asking for your vote. I cannot imagine who would actually listen to such a recording. There are the same type calls now from many companies advertising their wares, or advising you on things you really don’t want advice on. My current favorite is the one which starts off, “This is Alice, with a word about your credit card problems ... You don’t have any credit card problems, but....” I reckon not, Alice. We cut them up years ago, and I’m still not sure why you called, since I always hang up when I realize that it’s a recording that I’m listening to. Really, does anyone anywhere actually listen to recorded calls? I’d hate to think those folks are spending all that advertising money in vain. Okay, I realize the short answer is that the candidates are presenting their attributes for everyone to hear, so that we can make an intelligent choice in the voting booth. I’m all for intelligent choices when we vote. For too long we’ve been paying the price in America for the people we elect to office — the recent debt ceiling crisis being a case in point.

Betcha a nickel that none of our esteemed congressmen and women are going to miss a paycheck, like they say may happen with folks on Social Security or VA benefits or Medicare, or whatever. Take care of Number One seems to be the mantra for the folks in Washington. Don’t you wish that we had no political parties, term limits on everyone, a law against raising your own pay or benefits, and a flat tax, doing away with countless bureaucrats? Okay, Neill, you’re sounding like a cranky old man who had to spend two weeks in bed on ice packs answering the phones just before an election. Maybe so. I apologize. But I’m all for going back to the way we were — voting for folks because we know and like them, or someone we know and like knows and likes them and asks us to vote for them. A real person, not a recording. Or go back to flipping a coin in the voting booth, and look where that got us.

• Robert Hitt Neill is an outdoors writer. He lives in Leland, Miss.

DeSean Jackson arrives at Eagles’ camp BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — So much for DeSean Jackson falling behind during his holdout. The Eagles’ electrifying wide receiver made a series of sensational catches Saturday morning, Jackson’s first practice since he ended his 11-day holdout Monday. It was Jackson’s first chance to work against the Eagles’ three-headed cornerback monster of Pro Bowl picks Asante Samuel, Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Jackson picked up right where he left off at the end of his record-setting

2010 Pro Bowl season. Jackson made two long touchdown catches, both times working against Samuel, his DeSean close friend Jackson and a fourtime Pro Bowl DB. “Any time I get to go against him, I like to work on my game just as well as he likes to go against me, because he probably won’t face any other receivers as fast as me,” Jackson said. “We were able to get

in some good work vs. each other. I got some work against Nnamdi too today. It’s great for me to improve. All that helps toward my game.” Jackson has scored 26 touchdowns in three seasons, and 19 of them have gone for at least 30 yards. “He’s a big part of the team,” Samuel said. “It’s great to get a special talent out there to compete with.” Jackson has 110 catches for 2,223 yards and 15 touchdowns as a receiver the last two years and already owns the franchise record with four punt return touchdowns.

“It’s great to get DeSean back,” quarterback Michael Vick said. “The connection that we were able to develop last year and just today out there on the field, it’s extraordinary, and I look forward to working with him all year. I’m glad he’s on my team.” So is coach Andy Reid, whose teams have never missed the playoffs since the Eagles drafted Jackson. “He’s got fresh legs compared to the other guys, who are tired,” Reid said. “He always has a little bounce in his step anyway. He’s got that great speed.”

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Gator Bait triathlon, open water swim The Gator Bait at Eagle Lake triathlon and open water swim is scheduled for Aug. 27 at Eagle Lake. The Olympic distance triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Messina Landing with a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike ride and 10-kilometer run. All participants must be registered with USA Triathlon, but one-day memberships are available for $10. The registration fee is $60 for individuals, and $90 for a 2-3 person relay team. The open water swim will also begin at Messina Landing, with registration at 7 a.m. and the race at 8:30. There is a mandatory prerace meeting at 8:05. The event will include 400-, 800and 1,600-meter swims, with trophies given in all age groups from youth through adults. Each swimmer must be registered with either USA Swimming or U.S. Masters Swimming, and one-day memberships are available for an extra fee. The registration fee is $30 for the open water swim, and there is no race day registration. To enter, e-mail event coordinator Mathew Mixon at mixonmathew@yahoo. com, or download an entry form from the Vicksburg Swim Association’s website, Entries must be received by Aug. 24.

Clear Creek Men’s senior golf tournament On Aug. 11, the Clear Creek Senior Men’s Golf Association played its monthly tour-

nament. The team of Del Cox, Harold Lee and Albert Parkerson finished first, and the team of Bob Walters, Jerry Harmon and Al Ford came in second. Rodney McHann and Eddie Roberson were third, and the team of Joe Lornie, David Wright and Doug Dick finished fourth. Louis Logue was closest to the pin on the fourth hole and Lornie was closest on No. 13.

Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association report On Wednesday, the Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association enjoyed individual stroke play. Winner was Joyce Johnson, followed by Mary May in second and Connie Kegerreis in third. Emily Bonelli had the lowest number of putts and Charlotte Crist chipped in.

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

Vicksburg Eagles football registration Registration for the Vicksburg Eagles youth football team will continue through August. The team is for players ages 6-12. Players must provide original birth certificates. Practices are held on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at Vicksburg Junior High. For more information, call Perri Johnson at 601-456-1104 or Betty James at 601-4157299.

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tonight on tv n MOVIE “Final Destination” — Teens meet with horrible ends after a classmate’s, Devon Sawa, precognitive vision leads to their ejection from a doomed airliner./7 on FX n SPORTS NASCAR — Anyone who watches racing for the wrecks will have plenty to get excited about today. The Sprint Cup drivers take on — many times unsuccessfully — the always Devon Sawa treacherous right-hand turns that litter the road course at Watkins Glen./Noon on ESPN n PRIMETIME “The Marriage Ref” — A man and his wife disagree about their daughter’s hair; a man doesn’t want his wife to travel without him; a woman wants her husband to get a “real’’ job./9 on NBC

THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n EXPANDED LISTINGS TV TIMES — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS David Crosby, rock singer, 70; Steve Martin, comedian-actormusician, 66; Antonio Fargas, actor, 65; Susan Saint James, actress, 65; Danielle Steel, author, 64; Gary Larson, “Far Side” cartoonist, 61; James Horner, film composer, 58; Marcia Gay Harden, actress, 52; Halle Berry, actress, 45; Lalanya Masters, actress, 39; Mila Kunis, actress, 28.


Metal rocker’s autopsy inconclusive A coroner’s official on Friday said an autopsy on Jani Lane, the former lead singer of the metal rock band Warrant, did not reveal what killed the rocker. Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said the cause of death will be determined after results from toxicology and other tests are received. Winter says that process may take up to two months. Lane was found dead in a hotel room around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. With his long blond hair and tight leather outfits, Lane embodied the excess of “hair metal” rock bands. He joined Warrant in 1984 and wrote such hits as “Heaven,”“Down Boys” and “Cherry Pie.”

Locklear engaged to TV co-star Wagner Heather Locklear is engaged to fellow “Melrose Place” actor Jack Wagner. Locklear spokeswoman Sarah Fuller confirmed the engagement, but offered no other details. The actress’ divorce from Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was finalized in April 2007. She had been dating Wagner since at least 2008. Locklear and Wagner worked together in the 1990s on “Melrose Place,” a spinoff of “Beverly Hills, 90210.” Locklear played Amanda Woodward. Wagner played Dr. Peter Burns.

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What’s in a name? Delete “lobster” New York seafood lovers have been schooled. Due to the keen eye of a New Orleans writer, a famous destination for Manhattan foodies is now changing the name of its “Lobster Salad.” The upscale Zabar’s deli had used that term for 20 years, but it turns out there was no lobster. During a recent visit, the New Orleans food writer read the ingredients. The label read: wild fresh water crayfish. Owner Saul Zabar reasoned that crayfish, while not Maine lobster, is a distant cousin. Then he got a call from the Maine Lobster Council, which begged to differ. The salad goes for $16.95 a pound. Zabar says using actual lobster would make it even more expensive. It’s now being renamed “Seafare Salad.”


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Try to see the whole picture before getting involved in a business negotiation. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Don’t team up with someone who isn’t as enthusiastic about an endeavor as you are. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Do not allow outside influences to rush you into anything you haven’t had time to consider. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Even if an assignment you’ve mapped out for yourself doesn’t come off in accordance with your schedule, by continuing to persist, you should still be able to accomplish your aims. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Plan to do something different with people you rarely see who fit comfortably into checking out what’s new. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — The best way to finalize something important is to allow it to proceed at its natural pace. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It’s one of those days when you don’t need expensive diversions in order to have fun. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Rather than depend on someone else to always pick up most of the bill, even if this person can afford it, be prepared to chip in a reasonable share. Aries (March 21-April 19) — There’s a chance you could be somewhat of a dreamer and let your attention span wander off of the work or issue at hand. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Social obligations may make a bid for your time and attention, but be your own person and first do what is personally necessary or important. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — You have a tendency to start one thing but then jump onto another before you complete the first. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — The best way to make an important decision is to study it closely and then decide on the solution, not the other way around.


Timing interview might be tough for Anthony By David Bauder AP television writer NEW YORK — Casey Anthony, acquitted of murdering her daughter Caylee, will likely face a choice when she decides to grant an interview: Should she take the best chance for rehabilitating her image or the best chance for a payday? Her consideration comes at a time when broadcast network executives are particularly skittish about the impression of paying subjects to talk. At the same time, networks wonder about sitting down with someone so deeply unpopular. ABC, CBS and NBC have all publicly pledged not to pay Anthony to license photos or other materials if she agrees to an interview. Making such payments has been a way of getting around news division policies not to pay interview subjects; ABC paid Anthony a reported $200,000 to use some of her photos of Caylee in 2008. “It’s a terrible practice,” said CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager. “For our organization, it goes against what we believe in.” After receiving bad publicity for the Anthony payment during her trial and other instances, ABC News President Ben Sherwood said recently that ABC will no longer agree to such licensing deals. The network reasoned it was doing real damage to its reputation, with viewers and critics suspicious that ABC had taken out its checkbook every time it had a newsworthy interview. Following a social media uprising, NBC issued its own statement: “NBC News has not and will not offer money for a Casey Anthony interview,” including “no licensing or other arrangements.” Tommy Joseph, a Pennsylvania man who had followed the trial and was angry about the verdict, said he tried through Facebook to organize a protest outside of NBC’s “Today” show studios after reading unsubstantiated stories that Matt Lauer was the front-runner to interview Anthony and that NBC would spend to get it done. He said he had hundreds of people lined up to join him but called the protest off after NBC contacted him to assure him no interview was set and the network wasn’t paying.

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Casey Anthony sits in the courtroom July 7 before a sentencing hearing in Orlando, Fla. Joseph said he doesn’t want to see Anthony profit from her time in the spotlight and suggested an interview could be accompanied by a wave of public disgust. “Any network that does have an interview with her will have a lot of backlash, will have a lot of boycotters,” he said. “With social media the way it is, it’s just going to take off.” Still, Joseph admitted, “I kind of do want to hear her.” “Everyone would watch it,” said Connie Chung, who has chased after big interviews as a newswoman and wrote an abstract about the process at Harvard University. “The ratings would be through the roof. But I think the general public would be very antiCasey Anthony, as they seem to be. ... They would denigrate the person who did the interview.” Backlash or not, it’s hard to imagine a network turn-

ing down an opportunity to interview Anthony. Viewership increases for interviews with hot news subjects. Almost 15 million people saw ABC’s Diane Sawyer interview Jaycee Dugard, the California woman held captive for 18 years, making it one of the most popular programs of the summer. None of the networks that said they won’t pay for an Anthony interview said they’d turn down the chance for an interview on their terms. Since Anthony didn’t testify in her trial, a network could frame the interview as “the chance to ask the questions that America wants answers to and she never had the chance to give,” said Beth Knobel, a former CBS News reporter who teaches journalism at Fordham University. Submitting to an interview with a respected journalist offers Anthony the best chance

to tell her story and begin the process of moving on with her life, Knobel said. She likened it to Monica Lewinsky’s 1999 interview with Barbara Walters about Lewinsky’s affair with President Clinton. The opportunities Anthony undoubtedly will have to cash in might not do much for her image, she said. “If she decides to cash in, it’s just going to make people who hate her hate her even more,” Knobel said. “And, let’s face it, she doesn’t have a lot of credibility to start with.” Independent producers, either from overseas or in the entertainment world, wouldn’t be bound by the same ethical rules as American news divisions. In 1977, former President Richard Nixon was paid $600,000 for interviews with David Frost, who stitched together his own network to show them.

Mother’s support of abuser is betrayal to her daughter Dear Abby: I recently ended my 11-year relationship with my high school sweetheart, “Kent.” During the two years we were engaged he had become a cheating, abusive alcoholic. My problem is my mother. She hired Kent while we were together, and he’s still with her. I asked her to let him go, but she refused. She’s the closest thing to family Kent has left. She feels she can “help him get on his feet.” I have a restraining order against him and feel his employment with Mom is in direct violation. I cannot forgive her for this betrayal, and I will no longer have a relationship with her. The person who should be there for me — my mother — is not. I don’t know how to get through to her. She thinks she’s doing nothing wrong and refuses to accept that she’s enabling Kent. She reads your column, Abby, so please give us some advice. — Lost in Connecticut Dear Lost: That a mother would provide “aid and comfort” to a man who cheated on her daughter and was so physically abusive that it required a restraining order, indicates she may have as many problems as he does. Her reaction is not normal, and I don’t have the power to make her see the light any more than you do. I do, however, have some advice for you. Get professional counseling, go on with your life and do not look back. Dear Abby: What causes someone to do everything



he or she can to keep from being happy? I had the chance to have a wonderful life and career, but I did everything I could to sabotage myself. Now, at 55, I’m looking back on an empty and meaningless life. I was blessed with many things going for me, but I blew them all. I wish I could have enjoyed my life and the successful career I could have had. What is my problem? — Regretful in Mississippi Dear Regretful: Nobody is born with a blueprint for life, and everybody sooner or later makes a mistake they regret.

You made your choices and second-guessing them now is negative and counterproductive. The trick is to not repeat those mistakes and to stop looking backward when you should be taking the life lessons you learned from them and moving forward. If you do, there will be fewer stumbles along the way. Dear Abby: My husband and I once thought we’d be empty-nesters as our children went off to college and the military. But the last one came home after graduation to “seek employment” and “help us out for a while.” We love “Ian” with all our hearts, but he has a job now. Although he doesn’t make enough to buy a house yet, he could at least rent an apartment. He has a steady girlfriend and he spends more time at her place than ours. Did I forget to mention that


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Ian is 30? He is also considered one of our community’s “prime catches.” He’s courteous, dresses well and is nice to everyone. Abby, at what point do we tell our son that we love him but need him to move on with his life? — Caring Mother in Iowa Dear Caring Mother: How about tonight? And if that’s not possible because he’s spending the night at his girlfriend’s — as soon as he returns home. Don’t be unkind about it, but do be firm and agree on a date after which you expect him to be out.

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


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“This Beautiful Life” by Helen Schulman

Family ruined by Internet in ‘This Beautiful Life’ By Henry C. Jackson The Associated Press As much as the Internet has become a fixture in our lives, we seem to just be waking up to its darkest capabilities. The web isn’t just a tool that makes the world interconnected and flat; it’s also something with a uniquely swift ability to destroy people. Author Helen Schulman serves up a searing example in her novel, “This Beautiful Life.” The Bergamots are near their apex: Richard, the patriarch, a handsome, distance running Ph.D., has recently landed a plum gig at a New York City university. His wife, Lizzie, a well-educated housewife, is excited to no longer be on the periphery of high society. Their still winsome teenage son, Jake, is settling in well enough at a private high school, while Coco, the family’s baby, is making her own social inroads. Collectively, they’re a kind of a personification of the American Dream. But this is a ruse. The building up is done only so we can see the Bergamots crumble in a truly 21st-century way.

The night after Jake meets, and ultimately rejects, a young woman named Daisy at a party, she e-mails him a graphic video of herself. Flummoxed, Jake makes a terrible decision. He forwards the e-mail to a trusted friend. That friend forwards it to a friend and so on. Within days, Daisy, and by proxy, Jake, are Internet sensations of the worst sort. This is a plot that, as the saying goes, is ripped from the headlines. Alerting the world to an ominous trend, though, isn’t really Schulman’s goal. Schulman is instead plumbing the human wreckage that follows an Internet catastrophe. It’s a toll that lingers in the cache of people’s lives long after the audience of the web has moved on to the next trending topic. In elegant but straightforward prose, Schulman charts the Bergamots as they come undone. She does so with a sharp eye for detail while credibly switching voices. Her writing is just as plausible taking on the voice of a fretting housewife as when she ventures into the brain of a male teenager.

Former spy Dunn writes about his old profession By Mary Foster The Associated Press Matthew Dunn may have been a master spy, but he’ll have to work to reach that status as a novelist. Dunn, who was a field officer in the British Secret Intelligence Service, often known as M16, has created a plot with plenty of action and lots of twists and turns in “Spycatcher.” Unfortunately, he has to step aside and explain things in the manner of Erle Stanley Gardner’s brilliant defense lawyer Perry Mason. The technique works no better in a chalet in the Alps than it did in a crowded courtroom, where Mason cleverly summed up the story and sewed together unexplained plot points. Dunn introduces Will Cochrane, a seasoned agent who is trained to a superhuman level. He’s the kind of tough guy who can sprint fearlessly into a hail of bullets, then whisper a tender goodbye when he’s forced to dispatch one of the spies he oversees with a bullet in the head rather than let him be captured. But Cochrane struggles with selfdoubt and unanswered questions about life. In “Spycatcher,” Cochrane’s adventures take him from the United States to England and

“Spycatcher” by Matthew Dunn much of Europe as he rushes to solve the mystery of a terrorist plot that would shock the world and result in a huge loss of life. Working much of the time on his own, Cochrane must outrace the clock and capture one of the world’s most-wanted terrorists before the man can carry out his plans. Despite the novel’s flaws, including some questionable plot turns, fans of the genre will appreciate the nonstop action and relentless danger that Dunn has created. “Spycatcher” is planned as the first in a series of Will Cochrane thrillers.

new on the shelves The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library reports on new books regularly. • “Sticky Fingers” by Nancy Martin is a Roxy Abruzzo mystery. Roxy stays one step ahead of trouble — especially now that her cash flow is less than stellar, and she’s “doing favors” for her slippery Uncle Carmine, one of the last oldtime bosses in Pittsburg. With her sidekick, Nooch, and her thieving pit bull, Rooney, Roxy hustles the mean streets collecting debts for Uncle Carmine and keeps his customers in line. With her daughter’s college tuition to pay, Roxy can almost convince herself that the shady jobs are legal. But when Carmine’s consigliore offers Roxy a contract to kidnap someone, that’s a line she won’t cross. Trouble is the kidnapping happens anyway, and when the victim turns up murdered, Roxy’s number one on the police hit parade. • “Murder One” by Robert Dugoni is a legal thriller featuring David Sloane. A year after the devastating murder of his wife, attorney David Sloan has returned to Seattle after three months in Mexico. At a black-tie dinner where he’s been persuaded to give the keynote address, Sloane reconnects with Barclay Reid, opposing counsel in his most prominent case. Reid is suffering from her own personal tragedy — the death of her teenage daughter from a drug overdose. In the aftermath, Reid has begun an intense crusade against the Russian drug traffickers she holds responsible for the daughter’s death, pursuing them with a righteousness that matches Sloane’s own zeal for justice. Despite their adversarial past, Sloane is drawn to Reid and for the first time since his wife died, he finds himself beginning to have romantic feelings again. But when Reid’s crusade stalls and a Russian drug dealer turns up dead, she stands accused of murder, and Sloane is her chosen defender. Amid the swirling media frenzy, in his first criminal case, Sloane finds himself once again in harm’s way, while mounting evidence suggests that Reid is a woman with many secrets — and might not be quite as innocent as she seems. • “After the Golden Age” by Carrie Vaughn features Celia West, the only daughter of Captain Olympus and Spark, the world’s greatest champions. She has no powers of her own, and the most exciting thing she’s ever done is win a silver medal in a high school swim meet. Meanwhile, she’s the favorite hostage of every crime boss and super villain in Commerce City. She doesn’t have a code name, but if she did, it would probably be Bait Girl, the Captive Wonder. Rejecting her famous family and its legacy, Celia has worked hard to create a life for herself beyond the shadow of their capes, becoming a skilled forensic accountant. But when her parents’ archenemy, the Destructor, faces justice in the “Trial of the Century,” Celia finds herself sucked back into the morethan-mortal world of Captain Olympus — and forced to confront a secret that she hoped would stay forever buried. • “Hybrids” by Whitley Strieber tells how Dr. Thomas Turner works with extraterrestrial scientists and the United States government to create an alienhuman hybrid. But even after the aliens abandon the project and return home, Dr. Turner does not give up. He perfects the hybrids, giving them superhuman strength, alien brilliance and an alien’s cold, cold heart. When the government orders him to destroy his demonic handwork, he complies, and thinks that he’s succeeded. But the hybrids are smarter than Dr. Turner — smarter than all of us. They survive. Reptilian, primed to kill and furious at the human race, they dig deep and hide well, preparing for the final annihilation of mankind. One of Turner’s

original creations — a being more human than alien — is the only person capable of defeating them. But first he must face an agonizing truth about himself and the woman he loves. He must also fight the most terrible battle in history — a battle for humanity’s right to exist. • “Friendship Bread” by Darien Gee is a tale of the triumph of hope. One afternoon, Julia Evarts and her 5-year-old daughter, Gracie, arrive home to find an unexpected gift on the front porch: a homemade loaf of Amish Friendship Bread and a simple note: I hope you enjoy it. Also included are a bag of starter, instructions on how to make the bread and a request to share it with others. Still reeling from a tragedy that left her estranged from the sister who was once her best friend, Julia is at a loss as to how to move on with her life. She’d just as soon toss the anonymous gift, but to make Gracie happy, she agrees to bake the bread. When Julia meets two newcomers to the small town of Avalon, Ill., she sparks a connection by offering them her extra bread starter. Widow Madeline Davis is laboring to keep her tea salon afloat, while Hannah Wang de Brisay, a famed concert cellist, is at a crossroads, her career and marriage having come to an abrupt end. In the kitchen of Madeline’s tea salon the three women forge a friendship that will change their lives forever. In no time, everyone in Avalon is baking Amish Friendship Bread. But even as the town unites around a common cause and Julia becomes ever closer to her new friends, she realizes the profound necessity of confronting the painful past she shares with her sister.

• Denise Hogan is reference interlibrary loan librarian at the Warren CountyVicksburg Public Library. Write to her at 700 Veto St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.

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Deal recognized for staph study Dr. Jo Deal of Vicksburg is among a team of health care professionals at Central Dr. Jo MissisDeal sippi Medical Center recognized for their work on a threeyear project to reduce staph infections. Information & Quality Healthcare, a nonprofit agency which is the state’s Medicare quality improvement organization, recognized the hospital for its cooperation on the project, which is a part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services national quality improvement program. Deal is an infectious disease specialist at CMMC in Jackson.

Lee will be liaison for Corps workers Alvin Lee has been named to the federal government’s Senior Executive Service. Alvin Lee, a Lee retired U.S. Army colonel, will serve as regional business director for the Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Mississippi River Commission. The SES, formed in 1978, is a group of executives selected for their leadership qualifications. Members serve in key positions just below top presidential appointees and are the link between the appointees and the federal work force. Lee will serve as the principal adviser to the MVD commander and the MRC president on directing and managing engineering and construction operations and real estate activities for flood control, navigation, water supply and environmental restoration projects. He has been executive director of the Civil Works Directorate at Corps headquarters, commander of the New Orleans District and deputy commander of the Afghanistan Engineering District. He is a distinguished military graduate of Georgia Southern University and holds a master’s degree in engineering management from St. Martins University.

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Consumers pulling plug on cable, satellite By Peter Svensson AP technology writer NEW YORK — The weak economy is hitting Americans where they spend a lot of their free time: at the TV set. They’re canceling or forgoing cable and satellite TV subscriptions in record numbers, according to an analysis by The Associated Press of the companies’ quarterly earnings reports. The U.S. subscription-TV industry first showed a small net loss of subscribers a year ago. This year, that trickle has turned into a stream. The chief cause appears to be persistently high unemployment and a housing market that has many people living with their parents, reducing the need for a separate cable bill. But it’s also possible that people are canceling cable, or never signing up in the first place, because they’re watching cheap Internet video. Such a threat has been hanging over the industry. If that’s the case, viewers can expect more restrictions

By the numbers Subscriber gains and losses in the second quarter: • Comcast Corp. — Lost 238,000. • DirecTV Inc. — Gained 26,000. • Dish Network Corp. — Lost 135,000.

on online video, as TV companies and Hollywood studios try to make sure that they get paid for what they produce. In a tally by the AP, eight of the nine largest subscription-TV providers in the U.S. lost 195,700 subscribers in the April-to-June quarter. That’s the first quarterly loss for the group, which serves about 70 percent of households. The loss amounts to 0.2 percent of their 83.2 million video subscribers. The group includes four of the five biggest cable companies,

• Time Warner Cable Inc. — Lost 128,000. • Charter Communications Inc. — Lost 83,700. • Verizon Communications Inc. — Gained 184,000. • AT&T Inc. — Gained 202,000. • Cablevision Systems Corp. — Lost 23,000.

which have been losing subscribers for years. It also includes phone companies Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. and satellite broadcasters DirecTV Group Inc. and Dish Network Corp. These four have been poaching customers from cable, making up for cable-company losses — until now. The phone companies kept adding subscribers in the second quarter, but Dish lost 135,000. DirecTV gained a small number, so combined, the U.S. satellite broadcasters lost subscribers in the quarter — a first for the

industry. The AP’s tally excludes Cox Communications, the third-largest cable company, and a bevy of smaller cable companies. Cox is privately held and does not disclose subscriber numbers. Cable and satellite providers in Vicksburg include Vicksburg Video, AT&T, Dish Network and DirecTV. Sanford Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett estimates that the subscription-TV industry, including the untallied cable companies, lost 380,000 subscribers in the quarter. That’s about one out of every 300 U.S. households, and more than twice the losses in the second quarter of last year. Ian Olgeirson at SNL Kagan puts the number even higher, at 425,000 to 450,000 lost subscribers. The second quarter is always the year’s worst for cable and satellite companies, as students cancel service at the end of the spring semester. Last year, growth came back in the fourth quarter. But looking back over See TV, Page B10.

VCVB center manager retires

Mary Anderson has made many friends in 21 years By Mary Margaret Halford Mary Anderson’s desk drawers are filled with paperwork, but her favorite things to pull from the stack are the thank-you notes she’s received during her 21 years working in the Vicksburg tourism industry. On Monday, Anderson, 62, will pack up her thank-you notes and retire as manager of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau’s information center at Old Highway 27 and Clay Street. “I never thought it would happen,” Anderson said. “I

hope I don’t show up Tuesday out of habit and they have to run me out of here.” Anderson said her job is to help others, though she’s been touched by the kindness of those she’s met along the way. Anderson gave directions to an out-of-town couple a few years ago and, “Two weeks later, I got a card from them inviting me to come visit their garden back home. The card said they were my new friends.” It was one of the many friendly visits Anderson has See VCVB, Page B10.

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Mary Anderson, manager of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Center’s information center, is retiring after 21 years.


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Vicksburg native Nancy Williams receives child advocacy honor

Continued from Page B9. the past 12 months, the industry is still down, by Moffett’s estimate. That’s also a first. The subscription-TV industry is no longer buoyed by its first flush of growth, so the people who cancel because they’re unemployed are outweighing the very small number of newcomers who’ve never had cable or satellite before. Dish CEO Joe Clayton said during a conference call the industry is “increasingly saturated.� But like other industry executives, Clayton sees renewed growth around the corner. Though his company saw the biggest increase in subscriber flight compared with a year ago, he blamed much of that on a strategic pullback in advertising, which will be reversed before the end of the year. Other executives gave few indications that the industry has hit a wall. For most of the big companies, the slowdown is slight, hardly noticeable except when looking across all of them. Nor do they believe Internet video is what’s causing people to leave. Glenn Britt, the CEO of Time Warner Cable Inc., said the effect of Internet video on the number of cable subscribers is “very, very modest�; in fact, so small that it’s hard to measure. SNL Kagan’s Olgeirson said the people canceling subscriptions, or never signing up, are an elusive group, difficult to count. Yet he believes the trend is real, and he calls it the “elephant in the room� for the industry. Anecdotal evidence suggests that young, educated people, who aren’t interested in live programs such as sports, are finding it easier to go without cable. Video-streaming sites like

Anecdotal evidence suggests that young, educated people who aren’t interested in live programs such as sports are finding it easier to go without cable. Video-streaming sites like and are helping, as they run many popular TV shows for free, sometimes the day after they air on television. and are helping, as they run many popular TV shows for free, sometimes the day after they air on television. In June, The Nielsen Co. said it found that Americans who watch the most video online tend to watch less TV. The ratings agency said it started noticing last fall that a segment of consumers were starting to make a trade-off between online video and regular TV. The activity was more pronounced among people ages 18-34. Olgeirson expects programmers to keep tightening access to shows and movies online. A few years ago, Olgeirson said, “They threw open the doors,� figuring they’d make money from ads accompanying online video besides traditional sources such as the fees they charge cable companies to carry their channels. But if it looks as if online video might endanger revenue from cable, which is still far larger, they’ll pull back. “Are they really going to jeopardize that? The answer is no,� Olgeirson said. Already, News Corp.’s Fox broadcasting company is delaying reruns on Hulu by a week unless the viewer pays an $8-a-month subscription for Hulu Plus or subscribes to Dish’s satellite TV service. Other subscription-TV providers may join in the future. TV producers and distributors want to dis-


courage people from dropping their subscriptions. Moffett believes it’s hard to separate the effect of the economy from that of Internet video. Subscription-TV providers keep raising rates because content providers such as Hollywood studios and sports leagues demand ever higher prices. That’s causing a collision with the economic realities of American households. “Rising prices for pay TV, coupled with growing availability of lower cost alternatives, add to a toxic mix at a time when disposable income isn’t growing,� Moffett said.

We welcome your news about achievements by area employees. Submit items by e-mail (, postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (634-0897) , or delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road by Wednesday for publication Sunday. Be sure to include your name and phone number. Vicksburg native Nancy Williams has received the Horowitz-Barker Professional Leadership Award from the National Children’s Alliance. The award recognizes a professional who is dedicated to a local Children’s Advocacy Center. Williams has served as executive director for the Memphis Child Advocacy Center for about 20 years. Williams is a graduate of H.V. Cooper High School and has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Mississippi. She has her master’s in counseling from the University of Memphis. She and her husband, Robert, live in Memphis.

PORTFOLIO City native receives national award Vicksburg native Larry Houchins, executive director of the Mississippi Bar Association since 1980, has received the National Association of Bar Executives’ Bolton Award for Outstanding Bar Leadership. The award is the association’s highest honor and is presented annually to a bar executive who epitomizes the highest standard of professional excellence. It is named in honor of Fred Bolton, exec-

utive director and secretary of the Pennsylvania Bar Association from 1966 to 1977. Houchins is a graduate of Vicksburg High School and has a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Mississippi. He is the former executive director of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association.

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Continued from Page B9. had since she began working with the VCVB in April 1990. Before, she worked 19 years at a retail shop, Bettye K’s in downtown Vicksburg, and five years as a Grove Street Elementary School crossing guard. She was promoted to manager of the VCVB information center in January 1995. “I’ve met so many great people,� she said. “I’ve even shared recipes with some of them.� Anderson said she’s looking forward to being able to spend time with her two children, who live in Tennessee and Alabama, and her four grandchildren.

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“I just want to rest, sleep late and play the role of a tourist myself,� she said. “Her leaving is a loss,� said Brenda Harrison, who started work at the VCVB visitors center this year. “She’s absolutely precious. To watch her work with people... There’s just so much more I could learn from her.� Anderson plans to stay active in the community and keep up her routine, which includes walking in the Vicksburg National Military Park in the mornings. “I’ll still walk,� Anderson said. “But I may let myself sleep in.�

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al sales tax collections by two months, that is, receipts for April reflect sales taxes collected on sales in February. Here are the latest monthly receipts:

May 2011......................$561,003 Fiscal year 2010-11 to date... $4,770,358

May 2010......................$627,322 2009-10 fiscal year to date..... $7,225,933

casino tax revenue Vicksburg’s five casinos pay a 3.2 percent revenue tax to the State of Mississippi that is divided — with 10 percent going to schools, 25 percent to Warren County and 65 percent to the city. A second revenue tax is a 0.8 percent share of the state’s 8.8 percent revenue

tax. It is split based on population proportions between Vicksburg and Warren County. Each casino is also required to pay $150 for each gaming device annually to the city. To date, two casinos have paid the gaming device fee. These are the latest receipts:

June 2011 City...................................$529,071 County............................$194,114 Schools...........................$752,729

June 2010 City...................................$644,494 County............................$248,275 Schools..............................$67,380 Fiscal year 2009-10 to date City............................... $4,938,646 County........................ $2,121,072 Schools...........................$575,736

Fiscal year 2010-11 to date City............................... $4,643,603 County........................ $1,964,451 Schools...........................$533,166

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THIS & THAT from staff reports

ArtatHeart schedules private, group lessons ArtatHeart will offer private and group art lessons beginning Aug. 30. The lessons are for adults and youths. ArtatHeart is at 1915-D Mission 66, and Lisa Grant is the instructor. For more information or a registration form, visit or call 601415-9592.

Richton pecan fest seeks contestants The 24th annual Mississippi Pecan Festival in Richton is set for Sept. 23-25, and organizers are seeking competitors for a fiddling contest and pageant. Other festival events include arts and crafts, bluegrass and gospel music and a rooster contest. For more information, call 601-964-8201, visit www. or write P.O. Box 630 Richton, MS 39476.

Run, walk in Pearl in September The second annual Eastside Son 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run is set for Sept. 3 in Pearl. The 5K run/walk run will begin at 7 a.m., followed by the 1-mile fun run. The event will take place at the entrance of Mac and Bones on Riverwind Drive. Registration starts at 5:45 a.m. The sponsors are Eastside Baptist Church, Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center and Dr. Mark Owens Family Dentistry. For more information, call 601-939-2433 or visit

Museum wants photo entries


Joe Harrison makes smiles appear

t was an accident, not a trick or sleight-of-hand — maybe a sleight-of-foot would be more accurate — when Joe Harrison literally fell into his life’s work. He tumbled down some steps, knocking himself unconscious but otherwise he was unhurt. He landed on the floor at a shop that sold supplies for magicians. That was in Memphis, when he was 10 years old, about 55 years ago. “I fell into magic,” he said, and though he has worked for the railroad and had other offers, magic has been the love of his life, both his vocation and avocation. It has taken him to some of the world’s top entertainment centers, landed him some TV and movie roles and is something he enjoys doing, sometimes for just a few, sometimes before an audience of thousands. Joe was born in Memphis, but his family lived here in the old Schlottman house, an 1832 structure that stood just outside the Vicksburg National Military Park boundary on Conferate Avenue. He came to Vicksburg when he was only a few months old, but he spent much of his youth in Memphis with his great-grandmother, Susie Maggie Bowen, who was a Mackey, “who used to drag me all over town.” Later, for $2, he bought a bike and had an Evening Post

Magician Joe Harrison and his magical deck of cards

The Back to Nature photo contest, sponsored by the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, is seeking entries for its third annual contest. The deadline is Feb. 1. “This contest is designed to encourage museum visitors to venture out and capture the natural beauty of the wildlife and habitats seen on the grounds of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and along the trails of LeFleur’s Bluff State Park,” said museum director Libby Hartfield. Contestants may also enter photos that have been taken inside the museum. Winning art will be exhibited at the museum. For information, visit www., click on the “MMNS” icon at the bottom of the page and click on “The Latest.” Also, call 601-354-7303.

Men’s health focus of River Region talk

paper route. He went to St. Aloysius, and when he needed to go to summer school he went to Memphis to St. Agnes Academy. To reach the school, he took a city bus to court square where he had to transfer to another bus. On the day that determined his fate, Joe was waiting for the second bus when it began to rain — and there he stood without an umbrella. There were several businesses below street level, and when he moved backward he stumbled and fell down the eight or nine steps. The owner of the magic store, Louie Anderton, was among those who rushed to assist him. Joe didn’t require hospitalization, but Ander-

GORDON COTTON ton took him home, to Overton Park Avenue. The two lived only three blocks apart. One day, Joe stopped to thank Anderton for helping him. The man showed him a trick and for 75 cents taught him how to do it, “which is what started my interest in magic.” Joe bought an old book by John Scarne, a prominent magician of the day, “and I really learned every trick in the book, as the old saying goes. I learned how things worked.” He specialized in levitation, but he’s interested — and has mastered — every phase of the trade. There are two schools that teach magic, one in Los Angeles and the other in Paris, but Joe has learned it on his own through study and experimenting, which has led to designing some of the top acts in the business. His first magic trick was done to impress Dixie, the little girl next door in Memphis. It was shuffling cards, having her pull one out, stick it back in the middle, shuffle some more and pull it out of the deck! It’s a simple trick, and some magicians specialize in card tricks “and do all this fancy stuff.” Joe’s first pay was for a birthday party when he was given $5, but the first commercial show he was in was at Bellview, a Southern Baptist church in Memphis that boasted thousands of members. The event featured Louie Anderton, Joe Harrison and Ray Robinson, who was a hypno-

‘Elvis was one of the first people I tried hypnosis on.’ The celebrity relaxed in a lawn chair, closed his eyes as Joe Harrison used a slight light. It was all filmed Elvis Presley — about two minutes on an 8mm, no sound — but then Elvis opened one eye and looked at the camera. It hadn’t worked and the event left Joe ‘a nervous wreck.’

River Region Medical Center’s Healthy Woman program will present “His Health for Her” at noon Aug. 23. The presentation by family medicine Dr. Carlos Latorre will focus on health screenings recommended for men. Admission is free, but reservations are required by Aug. 22. Contact Leigh White at 601883-6118 or The Healthy Woman website is at www.RiverRegion. com/HealthyWoman. David Jackson • The Vicksburg Post


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Magician Continued from Page C1. tist. Each of the performers received $100. Joe was working for a company that made and installed smoked mirrors, very fashionable and expensive in the decorating world, and honing his skills as a magician on the side. He was learning hypnosis from Robinson when he had the opportunity to test it. The subject wasn’t just any volunteer: he was Elvis Presley. Joe had gone with his boss to install some mirrors at Graceland. The guard at the gate was smoking a cigarette, and Joe decided to try a bit of magic on him: the cigarette, a handkerchief covering it, a puff of smoke, it vanishes and the cigarette reappears. The guard was impressed and told Elvis, who invited Joe to a party. “Elvis was one of the first people I tried hypnosis on,” Joe said. The celebrity relaxed in a lawn chair, closed his eyes as Joe used a slight light. It was all filmed — about two minutes on an 8mm, no sound — but then Elvis opened one eye and looked at the camera. It hadn’t worked and the event left Joe “a nervous wreck.” In high school at St. Al, in the ninth grade, Joe put together a show to help raise money for the prom. He refused any pay — and still does when it is for the school, in appreciation for the education he received. For over 20 years, he has done a show at St. Stanislaus’ summer camp on the Coast. In high school, he got some of the other students involved. It was the shows at St. Al, Joe said, “that got me working with people. I haven’t done a show by myself since I was 13 or 14 years old.” Those shows, sometimes with a troupe of brightly clad dancers and assistants, have included appearances at the Paladium in London, being

The rabbit Joe Harrison sometimes pulls out of his hat

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Joe Harrison performs a magic trick using a business card and fire. on “The Johnny Carson Show” twice, and he was in the movie “Now You See It” by Disney. He was featured on national TV in 1982, on the Jerry Lewis telethon and NBC’s “That’s Incredible.” He has performed at the World’s Fair in San Antonio, New Orleans and Brussels and has appeared on the international scene in Australia, Europe and much of the country. His act has been the opening one on the Celebrity Stage, followed by Roy Rogers, and he represented the United States at The American Pavilion in Belgium. Magicians can’t copyright an act but they can patent it. They can also have an act published in one of the magicians magazines which gives

them performance rights. One night, Joe got a call from NBC and was told, “Most magicians cut a girl in half. What do you do?” He jokingly replied, “I cut a girl in three.” A friend was working on the idea, which Joe fine-tuned and performed on three TV shows. “We all have stories,” Joe said, and one of his favorites is an act where he uses a leopard, all done in keeping with federal laws to make sure the animal can’t harm anyone. But it’s at a price: each time he staged the performance, the insurance was $600. An abbreviated account of the act is the use of a large Hindu basket with a girl in it dressed in a leopard outfit and wearing a large watch. Joe turns the watch

into a choker, puts it around her neck, spins the basket around on a lazy Susan, a puff of smoke and fire come out, he opens the basket and out comes a leopard on a leash wearing the choker. Joe has worked with some of the best magicians, such as Ziegfeld and Roy and David Copperfield in Las Vegas in the late-1970s. The pinnacle of his success, he believes, was when he was invited to perform at The Magic Castle in Los Angeles. Ziegfeld and Roy were billed — you have to be invited to perform — when Marvin Roy got sick and Joe filled in for him in an act Joe had crated. They later honored Joe with the presentation of a much-coveted coin which he wears in a dou-

bloon holder. At one time Joe’s magic momentarily got him into trouble —and also got him out of it. He was on his way to Toronto, pulling a trailer full of magic supplies, and in the back window of the car was a sword. At the border he was pulled over and the guards were about to make him take everything out of the trailer. Then he resorted to an old trick. One of the guards, a lady, was smoking, and Joe made her cigarette disappear, then reappear, much as he had done at Graceland. That was enough evidence, she said, “Pack it up.” An old routine is getting loose from handcuffs, and Joe tells a story about a policeman named Grant who took everything seriously. A friend talked him into handcuffing Joe — they were in front of a crowd — and Joe asked that they put a paper bag over his hands as he was a bit embarrassed. In a matter of minutes, Joe had gotten free of the handcuffs but the policeman went back into the office, threw them on the desk and claimed they were broken. He never admitted that Joe had gotten loose. On another occasion, at the railroad roundhouse, when someone said Joe couldn’t get out of the handcuffs, he

had the man lock him to the toilet, said, “Give me three minutes.” When time was up and then some, the door was opened to find Joe had disappeared. When the men turned around, he was standing at the front door waiting for them. His disappearing act then was done with some unexpected help — he had crawled out the window! Joe’s career really began to blossom when the railroad sent him to New Orleans where he worked at the 500 Club on Bourbon Street, across from Al Hirt’s club and Chris Owens’ strip club —and just where the Grayline tours dropped off visitors. Though levitation was his specialty, Joe got into everything, such as using rabbits and birds and performing escapes. Magic, he said, is entertainment. It is “fun, fun, fun. That’s what it’s all about, about laughter. You can see it in people’s eyes. It’s that magic moment.” It was a very fortunate misstep that shaped Joe’s life, and to him, “A day without magic is a day lost.” •

Gordon Cotton is an author and historian who lives in Vicksburg.

local happenings In town Phone-in book chat 5 p.m. Thursday; Molly Peacock, “The Paper Garden: Mrs. Dulany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72”; Lorelei Books, 1103 Washington St.; 601-634-8624.

easels and drawing boards provided, drawing paper, graphite and charcoal pencils available for purchase; “One Enchanted Evening”: 7 p.m. Sept. 8; $25 members, $30 nonmembers, $225 corporate tables; cash bar available; tickets at SCHC, Paper Plus,; Contact: 601-631-2997 or

Out of Town

Vicksburg Cruisers Car Club Red Carpet Classic Auto and Bike Show

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k walk

Sept. 17 at Blackburn Motor Co. on North Frontage Road; registration, 8-11 a.m.; poker run, 10 a.m.; awards, 3 p.m.; 601-4150421, 601-831-2597.

Oct. 8; registration, 7:30 a.m.; opening ceremony, 8:30; walk, 9; south steps of the Capitol on High Street in Jackson; 601-3215500,

Vicksburg Performing Arts Company auditions and workshop

National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Bike MS

4-7:30 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 21; ages 7-18; Vicksburg Dance Studio, 3419 Wisconsin Ave.; $250; Chesley Sadler Lambiotte: 601-218-5557, Chesley_sadler@yahoo. com.

Vicksburg National Military Park Fee-free days: Sept. 24 and Nov. 11-13; $8 per vehicle.

Haunted Vicksburg ghost tours Fridays-Sundays through October; walking tour, $20 per person; haunted hearse, $25 for group of six; 601-618-6031 or www.

Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference and Tradeshow Nov. 14-16 at Vicksburg Convention Center;, or 601-955-9298.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild Performances: “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9-10 and 16-17, 2 p.m. Sept. 11 and 18; opening night reception Sept. 9; Auditions: “It’s A Wonderful Life,” 2-5 p.m. Sept. 17 and 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 19-20 for Dec. 2-4 and 9-11 shows; “Forever Plaid,” 2-5 p.m. Oct. 1-2 for Jan. 20-22 and 27-29 shows; “The Foreigner,” Feb. 11-12 for May 4-6 and 11-13 shows; Tickets for main-stage plays: $12 for adults, $10 for 55 and older, $7 for students and $5 for younger than 12; tickets for “Gold in the Hills,” other shows vary; Contact: Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-636-0471 or

Southern Cultural Heritage Center Calligraphy: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays in August; $95 members, $115 nonmembers; Cecil Evans, instructor; supplies included; East Coast Swing dance class: 5-6 p.m. Aug. 21; James Frechette, instructor; $10; Knitting: 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday and Aug. 24, 31; Brenda Harrower, instructor; $55 members, $65 nonmembers; Figure drawing: 2-4:30 p.m. Aug. 22-23; $55 members, $60 nonmembers; the Rev. Mark Bleakley, instructor;

Oct. 8-9; begins at Baptist Healthplex in Clinton, ends at Battlefield Inn in Vicksburg; 35-mile, 75-mile, 150-mile routes; 601856-5831,

Mississippi Library Commission Photo and fiber exhibit; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Aug. 30; 3881 Eastwood Drive; 800-647-7542.

Free Mississippi Museum of Art admission For active duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day; 380 S. Lamar St., Jackson; 601-960-1515 or

For Foodies Rolling on the River Wine, Spirits and Food Festival 6-9 p.m. Aug. 27 at Vicksburg Convention Center; $35 per person, $60 per couple; 800-745-3000,, 601630-2929.

Sushi workshop 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; William Furlong, DiamondJacks food and beverage manager, instructor; $30 members, $35 nonmembers; includes all supplies; 601-631-2997 or

Tailgate Cooking Workshop 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers; instructor: William Furlong, food and beverage manager of DiamondJacks Casino; 601-631-2997 or

For kids FitZone Elite Cheer Fall Schedule Runs through Dec. 20; Mondays: 4:15-5:15 p.m. for ages 4-8; 5:15-6:15 for 9 and older; and 6:15-7:15 for advanced students 7 and older; Tuesdays: 4:15-5:15 for 9 and older; 5:15-6:15 for ages 4-8; Thursdays: 5:15-6:15 for 9 and older; Fees: $50 per month, $25 registration fee for new members; Location: next

to Tan Tastic in Big Lots shopping area on South Frontage Road; Contact: Liz Curtis, 601-638-3778 or

Fall 2011 River Kids Slots filled, but waiting list available for Southern Cultural Heritage Center’s free after-school art program; sessions run 4-5:15 p.m. weekly beginning Aug. 25; for first-sixth grade students; free; 601-631-2997 or

Nightlife Eddie Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company, 1100 Washington St., 601-638-1571 • 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays — Karaoke. • 8 p.m. Wednesdays — Biscuit & Jam; open mic. • Thursdays — Ladies night.

Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St., 601-638-1000, Free at Bottleneck Blues Bar: • Memphis All Stars — Variety; Friday-Saturday. • Party Planet — Variety; Aug. 26-27. • Band X — Variety; Sept. 2-3. Free at the Cabaret Lounge: • Terry Mike Jeffrey — Variety; Friday-Saturday. • Sinamon Leaf — Variety; Aug. 26-27. • Ben Shaw — Variety; Sept. 2-4.

Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge, 4451 Clay St., 601-636-3761 On stage, with a cover charge, at 9:15 p.m.: • Slap Happy — Aug. 26-27. • Easy Eddie and the Party Rockers — ­ Sept. 2-3. • Snazz — Sept. 9-10.

LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St., 601-636-9838 • 8:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday — Central Mississippi Blues Society Band, local artists; free. • 8:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday — Soul Unlimited and Sounds Unlimited; free.

Roca Restaurant & Bar, 127 Country Club Drive, 601-638-0800 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays — Ben Shaw. • 7-10 p.m. Fridays — Dustin.

Jacques’ Cafe at Battlefield Inn, 4137 N. Frontage Road, 601-661-6264 • 9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday — Karaoke.

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Johnson, Ables to exchange vows on Nov. 5

Jessica Ann Johnson Engaged to marry Corey Allen Ables

Mr. and Mrs. James Warren “Sonny” Johnson of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Ann, to Corey Allen Ables of Clinton. Mr. Ables is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ronald “Ronnie” Ables of Kosciusko. Miss Johnson is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Gray Johnson and the late Ann Scott Johnson of Greenwood and Juanita Page Gardner and the late Oscar Lee Gardner of Morgan City, Miss. Mr. Ables is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hugh Ables of Sallis and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Plunkett of Williamsville, Miss. The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Warren Central High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication/public relations from Mississippi State University. Miss Johnson is employed by

Bowhead Science and Technology and USACE Engineer Research and Development Center in the Information Technology Laboratory The prospective groom is a 2005 graduate of Kosciusko High School, where he was a baseball letterman and a member of the Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Big Red Band-Drum Line. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in banking and finance from Mississippi State University, where he was a member of the Famous Maroon Band, Drum Line. Mr. Ables is a credit analyst for Merchants and Farmers Bank in Madison The wedding will be at 4 p.m. Nov. 5, 2011, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. A reception will held at the B’nai B’rith Literary Club.

Lawrence tells plans to wed Simmons at Duff Green

Lurline Marie Lawrence Engaged to marry Erick Warren Simmons

Lurline Marie Lawrence and Erick Warren Simmons of Vicksburg will be married at 5 p.m. Sept.17, 2011, at The Duff Green Mansion and Inn. A reception will follow. Miss Lawrence is the daughter of the late Lurline Hintson Lawrence and the late James Eugene Lawrence of Redwood. She is the granddaughter of the late Irma Howard Hintson and Elsie Dixon Hintson of Redwood. Mr. Simmons is the son of Donna Walker and Mickey Simmons of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of Lurlene Spears Walker and the late

Warren B. Walker of Vicksburg, and the late Cecil Simmons Sr. and the late Kathryn Allen Simmons of Vicksburg. The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Warren Central High School. She attended Mississippi State University and graduated in 2005 and 2006. Miss Lawrence is the owner of Crown to Heels and The Sassy Kloset in Vicksburg. The prospective groom is a 1999 graduate of Porters Chapel Academy and is employed as an engineer inspector for the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

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Joyce Marie King Engaged to marry Duncan Eric Smith

King tells plans to marry Mr. Smith at Zion Travelers The engagement of Joyce Marie King to Duncan Eric Smith, both of Vicksburg, is announced today. Vows will be exchanged at 3 p.m. Nov. 5, 2011, at Zion Travelers Church, 1701 Poplar St. A reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus, Fisher Ferry Road. Attendance by close friends and relatives is by invitation only. Miss King is the daughter of the late Samuel and Bernice J. King of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of the late Dave and Lucy C. Judge of Vicksburg.

Mr. Smith is the son of the late Herbert Smith Sr. and Annie L. Cosby Smith of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of the late Augusta Ozias, the late Willie Mae Smith Ozias, the late Aaron Cosby and the late Ernestine L. Miller Cosby, all of Vicksburg. The bride-elect attended Vicksburg High School. The prospective groom is a 1979 graduate of Vicksburg High School, where he was named All-Big 8 quarterback. Mr. Smith is lead man at Tyson Foods.

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Royce da 5’9” would love to be as big as Eminem By Reetu Rupal The Associated Press NEW YORK — Royce da 5’9” has enjoyed a No. 1 album thanks to his collaboration with Eminem, but he doesn’t enjoy the same amount of fame. He’s still aiming high, though. “It would be great if I could be in that position,” says Royce, whose real name is Ryan Daniel Montgomery. “I obviously don’t have to be that big,” he adds modestly. The rapper has toiled under the radar for years, but is enjoying a different side of fame since working with Eminem, a fellow Detroit native whom he has known for years. Their joint album “Hell: The Sequel” under the moniker Bad Meets Evil was a chart success, and Royce appeared on stage with

music Eminem at the recent Lollapalooza f e st iva l i n Chicago, in front of a 60,000 strong crowd. “It’s one of Royce da 5’9” the most massive things that I’ve ever been a part of performance-wise. It was crazy, the energy was great, everybody showed Marshall a lot of love,” Royce said in an interview this week about Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers. “Once you reach that level of superstardom, like when you’re beyond hip-hop, that’s like something else. Not everybody is built for that,” says the rapper.

big thing and usually aren’t married to a particular look. “You’ll see in the U.S. that camNEW YORK — It’s not all puses in major cities are usujeans, sneakers and sweat- ally ahead of trends,” observes shirts packed in those duffel Levin, and Londoners and stubags headed to college cam- dents in Australia are even puses in the coming weeks. more fashion-forward. (Levin says her alma matter, There might also be a rippedfrom-the-runway look from Indiana University, is more Zara or H&M that mimics traditional and casual, but not by much.) Celine or That brings Chloe, and us back again maybe — just to the college maybe — a sweatshirt stubona fide dents’ parents D i a n e vo n still buy when Furstenberg the acceptance dress or Alexletter first ander Wang arrives. News jacket. flash, accordDr. Martens ing to Levin: are a mustThey are too have. generic. “They It will all get might put their worn, with school name the possible on a shirt, but exception of they’ve done t h e swe at it in some s h i r t , s ays Amy Levin, George Washington Uni- creative way founder of the versity student Elizabeth themselves. Everyone blog site Col- Taufield wants to be “College students individual — no one wants to love to change up their look. ... dress alike,” she says. New York University film stuThey can do it by translating the most up-to-date looks for dent Carolyn Amurao, a Vancouver native who just moved their lifestyles and budgets.” For some students, Levin to hip Williamsburg in Brooksays, going to class is a reason lyn, says she doesn’t pay much attention to celebrity fashto get dressed up. CollegeFashionista has reg- ion anymore; she’d rather be ular contributors from more inspired by what she sees on than 200 campuses chronicling the street. She has borrowed a few looks clothes worn by their peers. On this day, for example, the from her fellow students — site features a student and her like wearing socks with platMichael Kors bag and animal- form heels. As a CollegeFashionista print pumps at the University of Texas, and a Boston Uni- contributor, she says she has versity student in a strapless trained her eye to see it all. Madisen Matney, a fashionsundress. The fact that today’s stu- design student at Savannah dents are so plugged in cer- College of Art and Design, tainly helps in staying so styl- leans toward vintage looks, ish. They can look at photos preferring not to shop in mainfrom designer collections and stream stores. Her outfit each red carpets around the world day is influenced by mood in real time — and change more than magazines, she their look in the time it takes says. “I see a lot of character in to dig through their drawers clothes, it’s not just clothes and dirty laundry piles. A shift in style doesn’t take to put clothes on — mood is long for this crowd to digest. important,” she says. They are hungry for the next

Megan Renee Melton Engaged to marry Hunter Clayton Young

Melton, Young to wed Sept. 24 in Oxford Eddie and Amy Melton of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Renee, to Hunter Clayton Young. Mr. Young is the son of Timothy and Karen Jones Sanders of Enid and the late Paul Young of Foley, Ala. Miss Melton is the granddaughter of Harry and Sue Vaughn of Abbeville, Miss., and Riley and Barbara Melton of Paris, Miss. Mr. Young is the grandson of Shirley Jones and the late James Jones of Clinton and the late Harold Young and the late Opal Young. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of A Beka Christian Academy. She attended Hinds Community College, where

she was a member of the Baptist Student Union and will pursue a degree at the University of Mississippi. Miss Melton is employed at Kroger in Oxford. The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of Kickapoo High School in Missouri. He attended Hinds Community College, where he was a member of the Baptist Student Union. Mr. Young is employed at Weyerhauser in Bruce, Miss. Vows will be exchanged at 5 p.m. Sept. 24, 2011, at DeLay Baptist Church in Oxford. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.


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G.I.s of Comedy serving America 1 joke at a time By John Rogers The Associated Press

Patricia Johnson Engaged to marry Thomas Glass

Johnson tells plans to wed Glass at Houmas House Edward and Lena Johnson of Frederick, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia, to Thomas Glass, also of Frederick. Mr. Glass is the son of Russ Glass of Myersville, Md., and Vicki and Jerry Melton of Vicksburg. Miss Johnson is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nichols of Osceola Mills, Pa., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Buckner Johnson of Baltimore, Md. Mr. Glass is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Hickman Sr. of Vicksburg and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Glass of Waynesboro, Pa. The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Frederick High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 2000 from Belmont Abbey College, where she was on the dean’s list. She received a Master of Science degree in psychology in 2003 from Loyola University. Miss Johnson is a grants manager for HRSA. The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Frederick High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and finance in 2007 from Indiana University. Mr. Glass is a project controls analyst at URS Corp. Vows will be exchanged May 5, 2012, at Houmas House in Darrow, La. A reception will follow. Attendance is by invitation only.

LOS ANGELES — When comic Will C. recalls his duty as a combat-tested ex-Marine — then gazes upon the fairly substantial gut he carries in place of an M-16 rifle these days — he likes to say the old warrior in him has gone MIA. “And by that I mean McDonald’s, In-N-Out and Arby’s,” C. tells audiences. But he and four other welltraveled comedians will tell you they are still serving their country. Only these days they’re doing it one joke at a time. They are the G.I.s of Comedy, veterans of every major branch of the U.S. military, a couple of Gulf wars and a countless number of nights in the comedy trenches of nightclubs and college campuses from here to New York. It was, in fact, on the comedy circuit that they crossed paths, although that’s not how Thom Tran, the former Army staff sergeant who put the G.I.s of Comedy together, likes to remember it. “Here’s how we met,” he says of himself and C. “I was at the Taco Bell and he was taking my order.” “He wasn’t behind the register,” chimes in G Reilly, who was aboard the Navy’s USS Denver during the first Gulf War. “He was TAKING his order.” This is the point where the drummer would give us a rim shot. But these guys aren’t on stage at the moment. They’re ensconced in a window booth at Jerry’s Famous Deli, a popular hangout with Hollywood industry types. Not at the table this day is Jose Sarduy, who is still in the Air Force reserve and currently teaching young aviators to fly jets at a base in Texas. But not to be left out, he dials into Tran’s iPad via Skype. Sarduy also plans to return to Los Angeles in time for the group’s next gig — on Friday at the Improv in Hollywood. Sarduy, who came to the U.S. with his family in the 1980 Mariel boat lift, likes to say that when people learn he’s a

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The GI’s of Comedy, from left, Tom Irwin, G. Reilly, Thom Tran, and Will C. at the Jerry’s Deli in Los Angeles Cuban refugee they have trouble believing he’s also an Air Force major. “Everybody always says, ‘They let the Cubans fly the plane? Shouldn’t they be in the Coast Guard?’ “You don’t want a Cuban in the Coast Guard,” he continues, adding that such a guardsman would let every other Cuban who could get a hold of a boat into the country. Political correctness is clearly not this group’s stock in trade. But Tran, who traded a career in the Army for comedy (he’s also a parttime radio traffic reporter) after being shot in the head in Iraq seven years ago, believes all five have earned the right to say whatever they want on stage. The fifth G.I. in the troupe, former Army private Tom Irwin, produced the film “25 Days in Iraq,” documenting one of his four comedy tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. “These are people who have seen a little more high stakes part of the world. It’s a life experience that results in something a little more than just jokes about airplane food,” says Thomas Lennon,

one of the creators of television’s now-ended “Reno 911,” who with his partner, Robert Ben Garant, is producing the group’s shows. The Vietnamese-born Tran, whose father fought on the American side during the Vietnam War and was imprisoned after the fall of Saigon, even manages to work into the act the day he was wounded in Iraq. “I don’t know of any other show where there is such funny footage of someone taking a bullet to the head,” says Lennon, who played Lt. Dangle on “Reno 911” and was the clueless test administrator blackmailed by Cameron Diaz in “Bad Teacher.” He and Garant are also pitching a television show for the group to Comedy Central. Since coming together four months ago, the five have played all of LA’s major comedy clubs and will go on a nationwide tour later this year. Eventually they hope to take the act overseas to military installations. Not that their entire act is made up of military jokes. Reilly, whose first name really is G, has a funny bit

about getting hit by a bus. Irwin can wax on about trying to explain to a 17-year-old how a reel-to-reel tape recorder once worked. C., who says he was always the funny fat kid in school, makes light of his size. The group, ranging in age from 32 to 52, is as multicultural as the military, with one black member, one Asian, one Hispanic and two white guys. “When we put this tour together it shocked me that, you know, a black guy in the Navy, a Cuban in the Air Force, an Asian in the Army and a white guy in the Corps,” Tran said. “I was like all I need is a Muslim in the Coast Guard.” That is a joke he does need to watch. But not for reasons of political correctness. He says he once told it in front a group of military recruiters and the next day one of them sent out a mass e-mailing looking for a funny Muslim. “I’m still waiting for a funny Muslim in the Coast Guard to contact me,” Tran adds, laughing. “But one day it will happen.”

‘Glee: The 3D Concert Movie’ not just about music By Sandy Cohen AP entertainment writer

Deatra Robinson Engaged to marry Chareck A. Cable

Robinson, Cable to marry Aug. 20 at Greater Grove Deatra Robinson of Vicksburg and Chareck A. Cable of Jackson will be married at 4 p.m. Aug. 20, 2011, at Greater Grove M.B. Church. A reception will follow at Vicksburg City Auditorium. All friends and relatives are invited. Miss Robinson is the daughter of Dellie C. and Hazel Robinson of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of Vernell and Jessie Mae Robinson of McComb and Helen Thomas of Vicksburg and the late Dennis Thomas of Chicago. Mr. Cable is the son of the Rev. Fredrick and Barbara Green of Jackson. He is the grandson of Earnestine Wolf and the late Catherine Cable of Jackson. The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Vicksburg High School, where she was an honor graduate, a member of the Student Council and lettered in basketball and track. She graduated in 2000 cum laude from Alcorn State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English; she graduated in 2003 from Mississippi State University where she received a Master

Of Public Policy and Administration; she graduated in December 2010 magna cum laude from Alcorn State University where she received a Master in Elementary Education. She is currently pursuing a Specialist in Elementary Education from Alcorn State University. Miss Robinson is a teacher in the Vicksburg Warren School District at Vicksburg Junior High and a varsity track coach at Vicksburg High School. The prospective groom is a 1996 graduate of Madison Ridgeland Academy where he lettered in basketball. He graduated in 1998 from Southwest Community College where he received an associate of criminal Justice; he graduated from Belhaven University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration and Jackson State University where he received a Master of Arts in Teaching. Mr. Cable is a teacher in the Vicksburg Warren School District at Warren Central High School and is head boys basketball coach.

LOS ANGELES — Concert movies typically offer a peek into the private moments of a pop star’s life. “Michael Jackson: This Is It” revealed the entertainer’s perfectionist tendencies, and sly sense of humor. “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” showed the teen singer’s drive for success. But “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie,” opening Friday, is an 83-minute romp with the fictional characters who populate the Fox TV series. It’s multi-purposing at its finest: Stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Heather Morris and the rest maintain their “Glee” personae while performing hits from the show during the concert tour that traveled the country earlier this summer. And that’s what sets it up for success, says director Kevin Tancharoen. “It would have been completely disconnected from what made (the show) extremely popular if it had turned into, ‘Oh, look at Lea Michele and Cory Monteith and Harry Shum Jr. be superstars and rehearse and do press and record and go on tour,’” Tancharoen said. “That’s why I think it’s different from those other concert films,” he continued. “Those are all rock stars and musicians, and these are characters who mean something different to everybody else. They are extremely talented and they all sing very well and perform very well, and that’s another big part of the show that was very popular, so we kind of wanted to mix all that

film stuff together to make this 3-D concert experience.” In addition to on-stage performances of songs such as “Teenage Dream” and “I’m a Slave 4 U,” the film also shows its stars giving backstage interviews in character. In one segment, Michele’s character, the spotlight-loving Rachel Berry, explains her pre-performance ritual of drinking “lukewarm hot water.” “I feel like I did a nice blend of Rachel and of Lea while I was onstage performing,” Michele said Saturday. “We are our characters, but at the same time when we walk on stage, we are ourselves.” Not so for Colfer: “I had to be in character because there was no way I could have done ‘Single Ladies’ every night,” he said. Fox says the film is aimed at fans of the “Glee” TV show, which regularly draws more than 10 million viewers a week. Fans are a part of the film, too. “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” introduces viewers to three young fans who share how the show’s characters and storylines boosted their own self confidence. Even folks who aren’t fans of “Glee” can connect with the film, since its music spans generations “and it’s all about storylines that you are learning right as you are watching the film,” the director said. And completing the multipurposing thing, maybe those folks become series fans, too, says Fox Television Chairman Dana Walden. “For families or for parents trying to get a sense of what the phenomenon is about, (they’ll) be able to see songs

from the parents’ generation that have been reinvented a little bit so the kids can feel like it’s relevant to them as well,” she said. “The feature has similar attributes: Great music, contemporary dance, and these characters that can be introduced to parents or grandparents.” Walden said she was inspired by Bieber’s successful rock doc, which raked in more than $70 million at the box office.

“That was an indicator for me that this is a great idea; there is an audience for this,” she said. “I would be satisfied if the attendance reflected the excitement we’ve seen surrounding the film.” “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” will play in theaters for two weeks. Then Gleeks new and old have just a few more weeks before the Sept. 20 premiere of “Glee”: Season Three.

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For flash mobsters, crowd size is tempting cover By Eric Tucker and Thomas Watkins The Associated Press The July 4 fireworks display in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights was anything but a family affair. As many as 1,000 teenagers, mobilized through social networking sites, turned out and soon started fighting and disrupting the event. Thanks to social networks like Twitter and Facebook, more and more so-called flash mobs are materializing across the globe, leaving police scrambling to keep tabs on the spontaneous assemblies. “They’re gathering with an intent behind it — not just to enjoy the event,” Shaker Heights Police Chief D. Scott Lee said. “All too often, some of the intent is malicious.” Flash mobs started off in 2003 as peaceful and often humorous acts of public performance, such as mass dance routines or street pillow fights. But in recent years, the term has taken a darker twist as criminals exploit the anonymity of crowds, using social networking to coordinate everything from robberies to fights to general chaos. In London, recent rioting and looting has been blamed in part on groups of youths using Twitter, mobile phone text messages and instant messaging on BlackBerry to organize and keep a step ahead of police. And Sunday in Philadelphia, Mayor Michael Nutter condemned the behavior of teenagers involved in flash mobs that have left several people injured in recent weeks. “What is making this unique today is the social media aspect,” said Everett Gillison, Philadelphia’s deputy mayor for public safety. “They can communicate and congregate at a moment’s notice.

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Actors dressed in beach attire participate in a flash mob as part of a commercial for McDonald’s in Chicago. That can overwhelm any municipality.” A Philadelphia man was assaulted by a group of about 30 people who were believed to have gotten together through Twitter. In 2009, crowds swelled along the trendy South Street shopping district and assaulted several people. On June 23, a couple of dozen youths arrived via subway in Upper Darby, outside Philadelphia, and looted several hundred dollars of sneakers, socks and wrist watches from a Sears store. Their haul wasn’t especially impressive but the sheer size of the group and the speed of the roughly five-minute operation made them all but impossible to stop. “The good thing is there were no weapons and nobody tried to stop them, either,” Upper Darby Police Chief Michael Chitwood said. “The only people that tried to stop them were the police when they rounded them up.” Dubbed “flash mob robberies,” the thefts are bedeviling both police and retailers,

Young people fill South Street during a flash mob incident that involved thousands and closed the street to traffic from Front Street to Broad in Philadelphia. who say some of the heists were orchestrated or at least boasted about afterward on social networking sites. In recognition of the problem, the National Retail Federation issued a report last week recommending steps stores can take to ward off the robberies. There have even been legislative efforts to criminalize flash mobs.

Rangers harass foxes for own good in Mount Rainier National Park TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Like a bored and lonely latchkey kid, the Cascade red fox kit stared blankly across the parking lot toward the snow-covered Tatoosh range at Mount Rainier National Park. Then the young fox laid its head on the curb near its den and dozed off while awaiting the return of its mother. After a yawn and a good stretch the fox walked across the parking lot and picked up a discarded candy wrapper. A car rounded the corner on the Paradise Valley road and slowed abruptly. The window opened and a visitor began taking pictures. Soon another car stopped, then another, until the impromptu photo safari blocked the roadway. Ignoring the fuss, the kit walked to the other side of the road, climbed over a snow bank and grabbed a prized toy — a dismembered marmot’s paw. Mason Reid watched the fox’s nonchalant trot with a pained expression. “The foxes tend to avoid humans and are fairly secretive,” said Reid, a wildlife ecologist with the park. “But habituated foxes that associate cars with food will just sit there like a dog at the dinner table waiting for a handout.” That loss of fear can lead to trouble. Park staff members are finding dens built next to busy roads and parking lots near Paradise. That allows fox families easy access to visitors and their food scraps, but it also puts the animals at risk. Four of the rare Cascade red foxes have been struck by vehicles and killed in the past five years, Reid said. Another was hit earlier this year but was not fatally injured. One female that was struck but initially survived was nicknamed Pickles because she was spotted eating a pickle. A park staff member had to shoot the fox while it slept after

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A Cascade red fox plays with a marmot’s paw on a snowbank near its den just off the Paradise Valley Road at Mount Rainier National Park, Wash. its injured front leg became gangrenous. Reid and others at the park are taking interactions between humans and wildlife more seriously than ever because of recent scientific revelations and genetic analysis concerning the park’s Cascade red foxes. The findings indicate the animals are a unique subspecies of montane red foxes found only in Washington state in the Alpine and sub-Alpine zones of Mount Rainier and Mount Adams. Adding to the urgency is a lack of knowledge of the animals’ distribution and population, as well as the potential threat climate change might pose to their habitat. No one’s ever been able to count the foxes. Estimates of their number in the past were based on the number of pelts brought in by trappers. Keith Aubry has been studying Cascade red foxes and other high-elevation carnivores for more than 30 years. “Small, isolated populations like the Cascade red fox are generally at greater risk of extinction than those that are well-distributed or well-con-

nected to other populations,” said Aubry, a research wildlife biologist with the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest research station in Olympia. “New research efforts designed to fill information gaps are urgently needed.” The state Department of Fish and Wildlife last year added the Cascade red fox to 113 species being considered for listing as endangered, threatened or sensitive. Still, the fox’s status has been overlooked, said Derek Stinson, a biologist with the department. “It’s a very rare species that kind of fell through the cracks at WDFW,” he said. “There is a case to be made (for protecting the Cascade red fox) but it’s difficult to say because of a lack of data.” In April, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned to have the Sierra Nevada red fox protected under the federal Endangered Species Act because only two populations of 50 or fewer foxes remain. Because the Cascade red foxes live in a national park, it’s illegal to feed, trap or kill them.

The Cleveland City Council passed a bill to make it illegal to use social media to organize a violent and disorderly flash mob, though the mayor vetoed the measure after the ACLU of Ohio promised it would be unconstitutional. The bill was at least partly inspired by the Shaker Heights disturbances on July 4. Jonathan Taplin, director of

the innovation lab at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication, said he was not surprised to see people using social media for organizing flash mob robberies. “You are essentially having a world where you have 25 million people who are underemployed and 2 percent of the population doing better than they ever have,” Taplin said. “Why wouldn’t that lead to some sort of social unrest? Why wouldn’t people use the latest technologies to effect that?” In Los Angeles last month, thousands of ravers forced rush-hour street closures when they descended on a Hollywood cinema after a DJ tweeted he was holding a free block party. The sudden crowd dispersed only after police fired beanbag bullets at the restive revelers and arrested three. And in April, a man was shot when hundreds of rival gang members congregated along the Los Angeles seafront in Venice, sparking pandemonium as people scattered for cover. The group had gathered after some of them posted on Twitter and police were still strategizing their response to the huge crowd when shots rang out. Los Angeles police Capt. Jon Peters said law enforcement’s challenge is to try to sift the ocean of tweets and Facebook updates for signs of trouble. “We need to be able to get better on the intelligence side to pick up on communications that are going on,” he said. Gillison, the deputy mayor from Philadelphia, said the police department there has reached out to younger community members and friended some of them on Facebook. This enables officers to monitor the traffic that could generate flash mobs and some have

been prevented, he said. In April, about 20 teenagers entered G-Star Raw, a highend men’s clothing store in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of the District of Columbia, and stole about $20,000 worth of merchandise despite employees’ efforts to grab the apparel back, store manager Greg Lennon said. D.C. police have investigated leads but have not made arrests in the case. Lennon said he later saw Twitter postings, apparently written after the robbery, that referenced the theft, with one person describing having been in the store and making plans to come back. The National Retail Federation said 10 percent of 106 companies it surveyed reported being targeted in the last year by groups of thieves using flash mob tactics. “Retailers are raising red flags about criminal flash mobs, which are wreaking havoc on their business, causing concerns about the safety of their customers and employees, and directly impacting their bottom line,” the federation said in a report, which advises retailers to monitor social media networks and report planned heists to the police. That’s exactly what Lennon does. He says he checks his store’s Facebook page to see who’s visiting, and monitors Twitter for any reference to his store and its merchandise. Gillison and others blame at least part of the problem on bad parenting. “They’re 12 years old and not around the corner from their home. Where’s their parent?” said Chitwood, the Upper Darby police chief. “If they’re out doing flash mob thefts when they’re 12, what the hell are they going to be doing when they’re 16?”


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David Clement of Vicksburg took his camera on a ride around town and found, clockwise from left, a redtailed hawk perched atop the steeple of The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal; a raindrop clinging to a branch of a cedar tree after a summer rain; and an algae-choked body of water just west of the Big Black River along Mississippi 27.

Martha Leese of Vicksburg snapped this photo of a lizard showing off outside her home.

Bill Sanders submitted this photo taken by his wife of him feeding sunflower seeds to a backyard squirrel they call Fearless.

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Kathie Stimac said she snapped this photo of a rainbow over her Bovina home after a brief shower about two weeks ago.

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4 BR and 2 full BA, Formal living & dining room, fireplace in family room, eat-in kitchen, double oven, cooktop, microwave, refrigerator, laundry room, 2 car garage. Updated, Move-in ready! $184,000.

Real Estate McMillin REATHA CREAR And

Marianne May Jones

Beverly McMillin




Home for Sale? Show it to the world at

& Coldwell Banker All Stars 601-831-1742 601-634-8928


GREAT COUNTY LOCATION. Near city on beautiful 4.6 acre quiet cul-de-sac. Share this lot with wildlife while living in 3047 sq. ft. 5BR, 3BA, 2 half BAs, basement with work shop, family rm/fireplace, sunroom and formal living rm. One master BR/BA upstairs & one downstairs. All furniture, washer/ dryer, refrigerator & riding mower remain with home. New Price!


278 Lakeside Drive TODAY 2-4PM


2 Mill Wood Circle Convenient County location. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, dining room, large kitchen with granite counter tops. Wood floors in entry, living room, dining and main bedroom. High ceilings in entry living, dining. Rear fenced yard. $249,500

This cute home features updated, open floor plan decorated with designer colors. Other features include hardwood floors, large walk-in closet in master bedroom, updated kitchen and bathrooms, large covered patio, double garage, workshop, and an unbelievable back yard. $139,900.

Great new neighborhood & location. This French Country home is under construction with an open floor plan that features 9 & 10' ceilings, custom moldings & cabinetry, 3 BR & 2.5 BA w/ 300 sq. ft. bonus room above garage which could be used an office, playroom or 4th bedroom.

Jimmy Ball REALTOR®

Vanessa Leech

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

· Education on All Options · Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt

Effective March 25, 2011. The Horizon chips were discontinued. You may redeem Horizon Casino chips during normal business hours at the Grand Station Casino cage through July 25, 2011. ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment. FARMERS MARKET VENDOR. Kennedy Farms will be located on corner of Clay and Mission Streets, Saturdays 7:30am-2pm. Wednesdays, 10am-5pm.

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.) ITS ALL ABOUT The Look Salon and Barber Shop is Moving to Lee Road, call for directions. 601-638-3776.

Runaway Are you 12 to 17? Alone? Scared? Call 601-634-0640 anytime or 1-800-793-8266 We can help! One child, one day at a time.

06. Lost & Found LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post runa FREE 3 day ad for you. Call 601-636-7355. LOST BROWN CHIHUAHUA/ Manchester/ Collie in the Warriors Trail area. Goes by Coco. Wearing a red harness. 601-2828688. REWARD!!!!! LOST IN MT ALBAN and Scott road area. Male yellow Labrador Retriever 90 pounds 1.5 years old. REWARD. 601-619-7275, 601631-4124.

07. Help Wanted Drivers

Home Daily

Paid by the Load Paid Orientation Benefits Include: *Medical & Dental Avail. *Sign-On Bonus *Safety Bonus Class A CDL Req’d

Forest Products Transportation 800-925-5556 “ACE” Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124

2735 Washington Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • 601-638-6243

07. Help Wanted TRUCK DRIVER needed for delivery of storage containers. Must have minimum Class A License.

07. Help Wanted ST. MARK'S FREEWILL Baptist Church, currently accepting resumes for Pastor and Music Director, send to 105 Lena Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39183.

Apply in person @ Sheffield Rentals 1255 Hwy. 61 S. Vicksburg, MS

COUNTER HELP NEEDED at Auto Supply. Full time, excellent benefits. Apply in person, 1601 Clay Street. NO PHONE CALLS.

L.P.T.A./P.T. NEEDED ACUTE ORTHOPEDIC CARE VIDALIA- NATCHEZ AREA SEND RESUME TO: P. O. BOX 301 VIDALIA, LA 71373 NEEDED: MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN for Apartment complex. Must be HVAC certified. PARTTIME leasing consultant. Apply in person at Magnolia Commons. 601-619-6821. RN/ LPN NEEDED as soon as possible. Call Nursing Management Inc. 800-448-3634.



CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT

Challenge yourself. Change a life.

MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST MENTAL HEALTH THERAPISTS at Youth Villages strive to help families find long term success through working with the child, family, school, community, & peer groups. If you have a Masters degree in the social services field, are eligible for DMH licensure or certification, & you have a passion for changing lives, you don’t want to miss this opporunity to join our program. Ask us about our relocation packages, tuition reimbursement, and advancement opportunities Apply online today CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

14. Pets & Livestock

14. Pets & Livestock

ALL NEW HAPPY JACK Kennel Dip II controls fleas, ticks, mosquitos, stable flies and MANGE without steroids. Biodegradable. Faulk's Farm & Garden (601-636-2832)


Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program

★★D-R-I-V-E-R-S★★ Tired of 2 or 3 weeks Away from home? Ask about our Regional Opportunity Majority S/East Freight Lanes Home Weekends $1,500 Sign on Bonus Benefits after 90 days Class A CDL 2 years OTR verifiable Call Dancor @ 866-677-4333 M-F 8 to 5

SUE L. RICHARDSON 601-415-0957



ADORABLE AND MOVE IN READY! Very nice updates! 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Non-Flood area of Hamilton Heights. Nice back yard with shop. This home has so much to offer. Call today for your appointment to see SUE 601-415-0957

09. Child Care NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATION for Kids Cottage Daycare. Abeka program with highly qualified, certified Abeka teachers. Has very unique and rare small groups with individualized attention. Toddlers will learn signs and Baby Can Read. For more information, call 601-638-0519.

CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 • For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 • For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631 KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

07. Help Wanted


Adopt Today!

12. Schools & Instruction PIANO & GUITAR lessons on Wednesdays, Thursdays. Gary & Ruth, 601-618-5472,

07. Help Wanted

Call the Shelter for more information.


If you are feeding a stray or feral cat and need help with spaying or neutering, please call 601-529-1535.

OLD ENGLISH BULLDOGS/ Pitbull mix. 1st shots, wormed. $200-$250. 601-529-1075.

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

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

17. Wanted To Buy

WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message. WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

07. Help Wanted

TALLULAH, LOUISIANA Immediate Opening for a


• RN Required • Strong Management & Organizational Skills • At least 3 yrs. experience as an RN • Minimum 1 yr. experience in Hospice or Home Health COME BE PART OF OUR DEDICATED TEAM

• PTO, Paid Holidays, 401K • Competitive Salary • EOE Contact James Kelly at 318-574-1573 Or fax resume to: 318-574-9613

Classifieds Really Work!

07. Help Wanted

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Immediate Opening for a

DIRECTOR OF NURSING • RN Required • Strong Management & Organizational Skills • At least 3 years experience as an RN • Minimum 1 year experience in Hospice or Home Health COME BE A PART OF OUR DEDICATED TEAM • PTO, Paid Holidays, 401-K • Competitive Salary


Contact Kim Carr at 601-638-8308 or fax resume to: 601-638-8420

Electrical Engineer (Multiple openings): Needed for nuclear energy generation plant. In this regard will maintain design basis for site & support maintenance of licensing basis. BS, Electrical Engineering; must have expertise, academic background, or knowledge of the following: digital logic design; circuit design; power systems; control system design. May be transferred to various undetermined locations within the US. Job location: Port Gibson, MS. To apply mail resume & credentials to Lori Hendler, Entergy Services Inc., 639 Loyola Avenue 22nd Floor, New Orleans, LA 70113. Must apply w/in 30 days & refer to job # 11204 to be considered.

15. Auction

WANTED: ANYTHING OLD-Money, coins, war relics, books, photos, documents, etcetera. 601-618-2727.

10. Loans And Investments “WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.” The Federal Trade Commission says the only legitimate credit repair starts and ends with you. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Any company that claims to be able to fix your credit legally is lying. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

103 Pear Orchard Drive, Vicksburg, MS • 601-636-3116

VICKSBURG VIDEO has an opening for EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN VICKSBURG VIDEO offers excellent benefits, which include the following: Health Insurance Dental Insurance 401(k) Retirement Plan Profit Sharing Plan Additional Supplemental Insurance Paid Vacation and Sick Leave Complimentary Cable Service & High-Speed Internet Service for applicants living in our service area and discounted phone service Interested applicants may fax a resume to (601) 636-3797, or mail a resume to or come in and fill out an application at our office at 900 Hwy 61 N, Vicksburg, MS 39183. VICKSBURG VIDEO, INC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a drug and tobacco free work environment.

Foam Packaging, Inc. is recruiting for: Mechanic II The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5+ yrs diesel mechanic exp. & knowledge of electrical systems, hydraulic/pneumatic systems, induction/ignition systems, & required DOT certs. Stick & Tig welding a plus. Position is responsible for the repair & maintenance of vehicles/ equipment. Candidates must be able to demonstrate ability to diagnosis, rebuild & repair vehicles/ equipment; perform inspections & preventative maintenance; prepare & maintain records. The position supports 24/7 delivery operations. Requires weekend & on-call responsibilities. Lifting, climbing & continuous mental & visual attention required. The candidate must have a HS diploma, technical certification(s) & Class A CDL. Fork truck certification a plus.

Driver/Loader Class A CDL w/o Haz Mat. Forklift certification required. Min 3 yrs over the road tractor-trailer exp & good driving record mandatory. Lifting, climbing & continuous mental & visual attention required. May be required to make customer deliveries; load & unload products daily.

Class A CDL Regional Truck Driver w/o Haz Mat. Minimum 5 years over the road tractor-trailer experience & good driving record. Forklift experience A PLUS. Home daily • No Back Haul • Repeat Runs.


FOAM PACKAGING, INC. P. O. BOX 1075, VICKSBURG, MS 39181-1075 OR FAX: 601-636-2655 APPLY IN PERSON FROM 8:30 AM–4:00 PM M-F No telephone inquires EOE M/F/H/V

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

18. Miscellaneous For Sale COLLEGE BOUND STUDENT? Furnish your entire apartment and have money left over! All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010, 601-529-9895 cell. 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. FRIGIDAIRE WINDOW UNIT. 18,000 BTU, 220 Volt. Slightly used. $350. 601-415-8003. LOCAL HONEY FOR SALE ½ Pint $4, Pint $8, Quart $12. Phone 601-218-4891. Price does not include shipping.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale OKRA FOR SALE. $2.50 per picked pound. Call 601-638-9188.

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

SILENT FLAME FIRE place insert or free standing stove, triple wall- 2 blowers, excellent shape. $250. 601636-2731. TUBBS BY GRUBBS. 1-day bathroom remodeling. 1-888-339-5992 Toll Free. 318-324-1232. Financing available.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

20. Hunting

Twin mattress sets, $189. Full mattress sets, $209. Queen mattress sets, $280. Discount Furniture Barn 601-638-7191.

2001 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 500 H.O. 4 wheeler. 4X4, one owner. $2500 or best offer. See at Atwood Chevrolet, ask for Justin or call 601-529-2870.

USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

You can Buy for Less Than Rent! 205 Leota Lane (off Porters Chapel) $88,000 807 Clark Street (off Washington) $39,900 206 Alfred Drive (Hillcrest) $88,450 202 Alfa Drive (Warrenton) $99,900

Call Carla Watson Jones & Upchurch Inc. Real Estate


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

Ask us how to “Post Size” your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355). STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

24. Business Services

24. Business Services

27. Rooms For Rent


PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466.

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

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


22. Musical Instruments

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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2009 TAHOE Q5i ski boat. Wake tower and other extras. $18,500. 601-5291541.

HOLTON TRUMPET and case. Like new. $350. 601994-3269.

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

The Vicksburg Post

ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133 HOME IMPROVEMENT General Carpentry, Painting. Hardwood Floors, Tilework, Furniture Repair/ Refinish. Exceptional Service. Bob Ingram, 601-634-6210 I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916. LAWN SERVICES WE Specialize IN the appearance of green on your lawn as well as saving the green in your pocket. 601-529-5558.

River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

26. For Rent Or Lease ✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

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

BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent


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

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


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


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


$200 Blow Out Special! Call for details!


2 BEDROOM. ALL electric includes water $450. 4 bedroom townhouse all electric $500. Both are furnished with stove and refrigerator. $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.

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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

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


River Oaks 2 bedroom 1.5 baths New just for you!

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

30. Houses For Rent 204 SMOKEY LANE 2 bedroom, 1 bath, deposit and reference required $500 monthly 662-719-8901. 217 MONTAIGN DRIVE. $1250 monthly plus utility. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. 4th bedroom or office. Available September 1. Call for appointment 601-529-6312. 2416 CHERRY STREET 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Application, reference, deposit and lease required. 601-636-8889. 3 BEDROOM 3 bath, Nice, overlooking river. Balcony, $950 monthly, deposit and references required. 601-415-5498, 601-8831147. 3 BEDROOM HOUSE with storm shelter, partly furnished, $1,000 monthly. 601-218-5348. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. 720 Dabney Street. $650, deposit/ references. 601529-3130. BIG HOUSES, GREAT neighborhood. $1200 plus Call 601-301-0441, Coldwell Banker All Stars. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 3 BEDROOM MOBILE home in County. Ideal for Seniors. Must have references. Available August 15. 601-638-7798. MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789. REDWOOD AREA. 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath. $350 monthly, $350 security deposit. 601-636-0015, 601456-1643.

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LAND AND HOME Packages in Warren County. No credit check. 662-417-1209. 662-417-2354. CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

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32. Mobile Homes For Sale

Sunday, August 14, 2011

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

FOR SALE ONLY: 2008 Trailer. Excellent Condition. May have to move!! 601415-5655.

NEW 16X76 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Delivery, set-up and tie down included. $329 per month. 601-624-3287, 601-619-1555.

SINGLEWIDES, DOUBLEWIDES, triple-wides, land and home packages. Mississippi's Largest Repo Dealer. Payments starting at $199 per month. Vicksburg Home Center, 601-619-1555, 601-624-3287.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

32. Mobile Homes For Sale


USED 28X60 DOUBLE wide. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, central air, delivery, set-up and tie down included. Only $349 per month. 662-417-2354, 601-619-1555.

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

Looking for a new home? Check our online listings today. Just go to

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NEED AN APARTMENT? Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

Cover that old tub and tile walls with 100% acrylic. Many colors and styles available. Convert tub to showers. 1-888-339-5992 (Toll Free) 318-324-1232 100% Financing Available e

223 FAIRWAYS DRIVE 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3000+ square feet. Go to listing ID 22815996 for pictures. $299,999. Call (601) 415-2927.

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

2918 GREEN STREET. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. $9,000 or $600 down and $325 a month. 601-529-1984.

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

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



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1411 ELM STREET. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, new roof. $7,500. 601-529-5376.

2150 South Frontage Road

Fireplace, security system, and handicap shower in the master bath are just some of the amenities this home has to offer at $154,900. To schedule an appointment to view this home, call Stanley at 601-218-1492 or the home owners at 601-638-7038.


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

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2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

3 BRm, 2 BA home in county near Lake Park Estates.


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

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


Stanley Myers



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

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


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333



Classifieds Really Work!

Please call one of these Coldwell Banker professionals today:

6658 Hwy 3, 4.3 acres, 2400 sq. ft. 3 BR, 2 BA, built in 1990, also wired and plumbed 1400 sq. ft. bldg. $225,000. 4515 Old Port Gibson Road, Utica. 2400 sq. ft., 3 BR, 2 BA, all hardwood floors, ceramic in kitchen, 1000 Sq. ft. guest house, 2 BR, 1 BA. 40 acres, totally fenced, coded gate. Jennifer - 601-218-4538 McMillin Real Estate

Licensed in MS and LA

Jimmy Ball 601-218-3541 John H. Caldwell 601-618-5183 Kellye Carlisle 601-529-4215 Herb Jones 601-831-1840 Marianne Jones 601-415-6868 Kim Steen 601-218-7318 Polly Vinzant 601-415-5001 Harley Caldwell, broker

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


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

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



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

The Car Store

3 BR, 2 BA, 1200 Sq.Ft. on the lake. All cypress interior hardwood floors, 90 ft. pier with boat house, metal roof, screened-in back porch. $145,000. Rent for $1200/ month. Jennifer 601-218-4538 McMillin Real Estate LOVELY HOME FOR sale by owner. 3 bedroom, 3 bath Historic home. Completely renovated, Overlooking river, Zoned heat/ air, jacuzzi tub, mater bath, Washer/ dryer hook up, gas log fireplace. 601-883-1147, 601-738-1202, 601-4155498. OPEN HOUSE. 163 Hunter Drive, Tallulah Louisiana. 1 mile passed Delta exit from Vicksburg. Saturday, August 20 10am- 4pm. Sunday, August 21st 2pm- 4pm. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath brick home on 2 lots, newly remodeled. 601415-9220, 601-415-6263. REAL ESTATE AUCTION Nominal Opening Bid: $10,000. 104 Willow Creek Circle, Vicksburg 4 bedroom, 2 bath 1,652 square feet +/- Sells: 8:00am Tuesday August 16 on site. 800-801-8003 Many properties now available for online bidding! A Buyer's Premium (Buyer's Fee in WI) may apply. Williams & Williams Ms Broker: Daniel Nelson Re Lic B- 19691; Williams & Williams W&W Re Lic 13718 Auctioneer: Thomas Barnes Auc Lic 1055.

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

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







36. Farms & Acreage -ACREAGE18 Acres- Horse farm, brick home, barn, office, fenced and cross fenced, manicured, move in and enjoy. 60 Acres- Timber with nice building sites, east of Edwards. 72 Acres- South of Utica, 5 acre lake, timber/ open creek with sandbars. 376 Acres- Homes County joins Holmes County State Park. Joan Vickers Real Estate, 601-969-2042. 6.5 ACRES FOR $1,000 Located in 100 year flood zone on Jackson Lane. 601326-1639.

40. Cars & Trucks

CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS 2006 CHEVY COBALT LS V2156 ...........28 Months @ $300 per month ..... $1065*down $ 2004 " SENTRA V2139.......28 Months @1$310 " 1-*NISSAN 1-**down -*per"month .................... 1205 $ 2003 CADILLAC SEVILLE SLS V2128 ...28 Months @ $290 per month .... 1240*down 2002 CHEVY IMPALA LS V2134................28 Months @ $290 per month ....... $1240*down 2005 CHEVY COROLLA LE V2129 .......28 Months @ $310 per month ........ $1450*down 2005 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX V2159.............28 Months @ $320 per month ... $1450*down 2005 CHEVY IMPALA V2157 ...............28 Months @ $270 per month ......... $1485*down 2007 PONTIAC G6 V2158 ...............28 Months @ $340 per month ............ $1625*down 2007 PONTIAC G6 V2149 ...............28 Months @ $340 per month ............. $2150*down 2007 CHEVY IMPALA LS V2163 ...............28 Months @ $340 per month ... $2150*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 2004 HEVY TRAILBLAZER LS 4X4 V1955RR116-Months " -*C" -**down *"@ $250 per month $1950 1 $ $ 2000 ORD EXPEDITION XLT 4X4 V2153 241Months @ 250 per month 1575 " -*F" 1 1-**down -*" $ 2001 CHEVY TAHOE LS 4X4 V2154...........28 Months @ $380 per month 1870*down 2003 FORD EXPEDITION XLT 4X4 V2162 28 Months @ $410 per month $2710*down -

1996 FORD CROWN Victoria LT. Power windows, AM/FM radio, key-less entry, good condition, $3400. 601-636-5838.



1997 FORD TAURUS. Fair condition. Must sale. $950 or best offer. 601-2186280.




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



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Viola Davis, 46, Bryce Dallas Howard, 30, Emma Stone, 22, and Octavia Spencer, 39 (from left), star in the just-released film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel about black maids and their white employers in 1960s Mississippi. How did you get involved with the project? Spencer: I actually met Kathryn before she wrote the book. It was hot, I was on a diet, and I was very grumpy, so she thought Minny should be based on certain aspects of my personality. Minny’s pretty feisty. Bryce, what was it like playing Hilly, the

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will still be hitting the books despite her brush with stardom. “I definitely want to go to college,” Black says. “I also want to pursue my music career and somehow do both. It’s hard!” This fall, she’ll be home-schooled at a high school freshman level. Read about Black’s acting plans at

A: While the talk show host’s pooch Sadie is top dog, others have added to the canine fun. “Some of us bring our puppies in for a visit from time to time,” says Sheri Salata, president of OWN and a fixture on the network’s reality show Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes (the final episode airs tonight). “It’s always good to see dogs coming down the halls.”

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of runs per game was down 20 percent from 2000, and home runs had dropped a whopping 31 percent. Rick Eckstein, hitting coach for the Washington Nationals, agrees with Bradley’s take. “The bodies are changing back to what they were in the ’60s and ’70s,” Eckstein says. As Yogi Berra would say, it’s déjà vu all over again—and that’s worth smiling about. —Jeff Pearlman THE JETER SWING Lacking the power to swat homers all the time, players are avoiding easy-to-catch fly balls and adopting a new swing similar to a tennis player’s—flatter, with a shorter finish. Eckstein calls it the “Jeter swing,” after the Yankee shortstop who just celebrated his 3,000th hit.

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GLORIA: IN HER OWN WORDS HBO, premieres Aug. 15, 9 p.m. ET In this Mad Men– induced era of 1960s nostalgia (to be boosted further with the fall series Pan Am and The Playboy Club), it’s fascinating to hear feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s recollections of that unenlightened time. From working as a Playboy bunny for a magazine exposé (not as much fun as Hef would have us believe) to later declaring “This is what 50 looks like” and agitating for women’s rights, she has led the way with class and style.




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common with the 15 other extraordinary teens on these pages. The actress, 18, recently graduated from high school and is working on getting her driver’s license. And, like the E RICA T members of PARADE’s All-America Service Team, she is committed to public service, as an active supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Of course, she’s also the star of Nickelodeon’s iCarly, one of cable’s highest-rated TV shows. Cosgrove knows her celebrity makes her a role model, and she takes that part of her job seriously, saying, “I want to get iCARLY’S MIRANDA COSGROVE BELIEVES IN the message out that everybody can make a difference.” This spring, she THE IMPORTANCE OF GIVING BACK, JUST LIKE appeared in a Nickelodeon anti-bullying campaign—when she was in ALL OF PARADE’S 2011 SERVICE WINNERS grade school, she herself was a victim. “There were days when the bullyBy Mary Margaret ★ Cover and opening photograph by Emily Shur ing really bothered me. What helped was hanging out with my friends and focusing on the good stuff.” These days, the “good stuff ” starts with her work for St. Jude, where she visits patients and assists in fund-raising. “They tell you to give back because it helps other people, but you also get a lot out of it.” It’s a sentiment she shares with winners Grace Li and Joe Burgum (on the cover and left). Thanks to her charitable efforts, Cosgrove was asked by generationOn, the youth service division of the nonprofit Points of Light Institute, to speak at a March gala honoring President George H. W. Bush. (PARADE joined with generationOn to pick this year’s All-America Service Team.) HELPING HANDS: Actress Miranda Like her cyber-savvy TV Cosgrove, center, character, who hosts a Web with All-America service winners Grace show, Cosgrove recognizes the Li and Joe Burgum. power of the Internet: She writes Cosgrove calls them “inspirational.” about St. Jude on her Facebook page and tweets about it to 860,000-plus Twitter followers. But like most teens, she uses her phone and computer mainly to connect with loved ones, texting her friends and checking in with her dog. She laughs, “I hurt my dad’s feelings the last time I was on tour—I kept asking him to video-chat, but I just wanted him to put my dog on-screen!” Her dad had better prep the pooch for more Internet time—Cosgrove is currently touring in support of her CD High Maintenance. Looking ahead, she’s excited about taking her road test, getting a car (“I don’t care what kind; I just want it to, like, move”), filming another season of iCarly, and going to college (NYU or USC), where she Watch an exclusive video featuring interviews with Miranda, Grace, and Joe, and go behind the scenes of their photo shoot at plans to juggle classes and an acting career. She says, “I don’t know how that will work out, but I’ll give it my best shot.”



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Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, N.Y. Amazing feat: Cochaired a 2010 day of service in which she helped organize 100 students from area schools, synagogues, and youth groups to sort donated medical supplies and pack them into more than 150 boxes for survivors of the Haiti earthquake. Eye-opening experience: “When I was 12, I went to Louisiana to volunteer after Katrina. One house I saw made a big impression on me—all that was left was the tile floor. It made me question whether there was any justice in the world.”

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Oak Grove Lutheran School, Fargo, N.D. Amazing feat: Played a key role for four years as a team member on the city’s annual Fill the Dome food drive, an effort that brought together students from local schools to collect 300 tons of food and $225,000 in donations for North Dakotans. Driving force: “In a state with a population smaller than Omaha’s, no one should go hungry.” continued on page 11 Visit us at PARADE.COM

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Watertown [S.D.] High School Amazing feat: Has collected over a ton of leftover soap from hotels in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Canada; the nonprofit Global Soap Project turns it into bars and sends them to developing countries. A feel-good effort: “Hotel maids love the project. They see how much soap is thrown away and are glad it goes to help prevent diseases and save lives.”

Carmel [Ind.] High School Amazing feat: Managed the construction of a spiritual life center for the Indianapolis nonprofit Outreach Inc., which works with some 600 homeless youth every year. Her visual carrot: “To keep me going, I hung pictures of some of the young people served by Outreach on the walls—they were my motivation.”

St. Mary’s Preparatory, Orchard Lake, Mich. Amazing feat: Started the nonprofit Acts of Kindness Corp., which has provided essentials like blankets and diapers to 1,500 homeless people and abused kids and women in the area. Never too early: “When I was 2, Mom took me to a toy store and said I could pick anything—not for me but for a child not getting toys for Christmas.”

Glenda Dawson High School, Pearland, Tex. Amazing feat: Cofounded the nonprofit We Care Act, through which students and teachers at 80 schools have given funds, supplies, and comfort to young survivors of disasters. Advice to parents: “Let your kids know about the horrors in the world, but also the beauty. Help them see what’s going on, and tell them they can change it. ”

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Pinkerton Academy, Derry, N.H. Amazing feat: As chief strategist of the nonprofit Under the Acacia, he enlisted the support of people around the world to raise money to build a school in Kenya for a Maasai community. Why we need Facebook friends: “While word of mouth is effective, social media breaks down geographical barriers and brings us much closer.”

West Geauga High School, Chesterland, Ohio Amazing feat: Started two local groups that have taught kids about area wetlands, created outdoor classrooms at three schools, built nesting platforms for ospreys, and planted 1,000 trees. His big message: “We shouldn’t forget the benefits nature brings us; in fact, we should actively preserve them.”

Mill Creek High School, Hoschton, Ga. Amazing feat: As CEO of the nonprofit Greening Forward, an environmental advocacy-education group, he’s played a crucial role in getting 6,000 students to recycle 10 tons of waste and pick up enough litter to fill 25 homes. Aha moment: “As a fifth grader, I saw trash outside my school. I’d stay late to clean up, and I wondered how to make other kids more aware.”

Pensacola [Fla.] High School Amazing feat: Created a monthly American Girl book club for Gulf Coast girls—900 so far—to improve reading skills, teach U.S. history, and promote community service. Aha moment: “The library manager asked me to look at books she wanted to buy for girls. While they were wonderfully entertaining, none encouraged girls to make a difference.”

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Atlanta [Ga.] Girls’ School Amazing feat: Founded the nonprofit Children’s Bilingual Theater, which has staged six shows and 15 storytelling/literacy events, performed by a student cast in a mix of Spanish and English. Words of wisdom: “It’s hard to get the first yes, a first person to say, ‘I’ll support you.’ But once you do, it’s like snipping a thread on a sweater—resistance just unravels.”

The Lawrenceville [N.J.] School Amazing feat: Cofounded Drinking Water for India, a nonprofit that’s organized fund-raising at 23 U.S. schools to pay for 31 wells in India. Aha moment: “In 2007, I visited a village there and saw women carrying pots on their heads. When I learned they walked one and a half miles, twice a day, to get water, I knew I had to help.”

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the estimated 15 million students in America’s elementary, middle, and secondary schools participating in service activities. “By helping solve problems and meet needs in communities near and far, students enrich their own lives, strengthen our country, and improve conditions all over the world,” says U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Go to to learn how to launch your own school initiative, or find service project ideas to make your mark in your community. Who knows? Next time we could be honoring you. HOW THESE STUDENTS WERE CHOSEN The All-America Service Team was selected by Parade magazine in partnership with the Points of Light Institute/generationOn. To see the list of judges, go to


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Summer, for me, is all about the best fruits and vegetables. My favorite thing is to visit farmers’ markets, and my daughters love to help me shop. They’ll walk around, picking out huge tomatoes and saying, “This one looks good, Mommy.” I love that. It’s not easy getting kids to eat a variety of vegetables. But one thing my girls like is making veggie pizza faces. They use onions or carrots as eyebrows and olives for eyeballs. The other day I got them to eat some sliced-up bell peppers, which were the mouths. Everyone wants to be in the kitchen while these pizzas cook. The house smells great, I’ve got music going, and there are dogs lying all over the place. These are the memories I want my kids to have.

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Veggie Pizza Faces 4 whole-wheat pita rounds (6-inch pitas work best) ½ cup pizza sauce 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 4 Tbsp light ranch dressing such as Hidden Valley’s Original Ranch Light 1 cup fresh, presliced vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, and broccoli ¼ cup sliced, pitted black olives

1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. 2. Place the pitas on a nonstick baking sheet. 3. Spread 2 Tbsp pizza sauce on each; sprinkle with cheese. 4. Using the dressing as glue, arrange the vegetables on the pitas to look like silly faces. 5. Bake the pizza faces for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese melts.

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He’s “Puggles.” She’s “Big Mama.”


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Jon became a grandfather, he had the hardest time acknowledging it. For months, he referred to his beautiful granddaughter as “my daughter’s daughter.” No “Grandpa” for him, nosireeno. This was fine—until she started to talk. By then, Jon was completely smitten with Elizabeth, and he couldn’t wait to hear “Grandpa” roll off the tip of her tiny tongue. She, however, had other ideas. She called him the only name she’d heard for elderly family members who cooed over her every move: Grandma. At the top of her lungs, too. “Fair’s fair,” Grandma Jon said. Jon is just one of many baby boomers who’s recently wrestled with the reality of grandparenthood. Apparently, we’re a generation of grown-up teenagers who can’t get over ourselves. There’s even a website—Grandparents .com—that offers alternative names for those not ready to embrace the traditional honorific. Some of the sillier options for grandmothers: MeeMee, MeMe, Big Mama, Bigger Mama, NotherMother, and GeezerGirl. Grandfathers can opt for Papadaddy, Mellowman, Puggles, Grindiddy, and Geezer Guy. My favorite combination: MeeMee and Mellowman. I see them as lead singers in a West Palm Beach karaoke band. MeeMee wears a muumuu, of course.

I was barely 50 when I first learned I was going to be a grandmother. My son called me at work with his announcement, and I seem to remember colleagues fanning me with newspapers. The shock quickly passed, and I couldn’t wait to become Grandma Connie. I stitched a bib with the promise: “ What Happens at Grandma’s Stays at Grandma’s.” I was newly empowered, too, by that Margaret Mead adage about how wisdom is passed from grandparent to grandchild, rather than from parent to a child who wouldn’t listen to you if his hair were on fire. (I may be paraphrasing.)

The first time Clayton called me Grandma, I floated across the floor like a dust bunny. By age 2, he’d stand at the front door and tremble with excitement at the sight of his grandpa and me. He’s 3 now, and whenever I ask, “Who’s my favorite little boy in the whole world?” he shouts, “Me!” We are that gloriously obnoxious together. Many of my friends are grandparents by other names. Some opt for ethnic variations. My grandson’s Greek grandmother, for example, is Yia Yia. Grandchildren often come up with their own monikers. A sampling: J.T.’s grandson calls him

Crackpot because he couldn’t say Grandpa. Sandy’s grandchild dubbed her Honey. Molly’s neighbors go by Jelly and Buster. Betty’s kids know Grandma Vanilla and Grandma Chocolate by their hair color. Carol’s son introduced her to his young stepchildren as Miss Thompson. Now, years later, they just call her Thompson. A few of my peers see being a grandparent as a chance to remake themselves. My friend Jackie has never met a situation she couldn’t match to a Broadway song, so it should have been no surprise when she insisted her five grandchildren address her as Auntie Mame. Another friend named Jon doesn’t yet have grandchildren, but he knows what his title will be when the time comes: El Funkinator Grande. As for the other Jon, who took his time deciding he was ready for the designation, he got his wish: Elizabeth, now 8, calls him Grandpa. He is wrapped around her finger tighter than a tourniquet in triage, and just last week he emailed me about a special program he downloaded on his iPad for her. “It’s a cupcake-decorating app,” he said. “Costs 99 cents. You get to choose the cupcake’s flavors, frosting, candles, stars, jelly beans, sprinkles, and all that fun stuff.” Long live Grandma Jon. What are the strangest grandparents’ names you’ve ever heard? Tell us at


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ISIT THE GIRLS ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP SCHOOL (GALS) AT 8 A.M. ON A TYPICAL DAY, and it’s obvious there’s nothing typical about this public charter school in Denver. Unlike most sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, these middle school students aren’t at their desks, cracking open their books. Instead, some are whizzing around a soccer field; a handful are walking a mile-long route with a teacher; scores are shaking their hips to a Zumba video; and others are kicking and chopping as they learn Karate from a second-degree black belt. The 127 girls, who are as diverse as the United Nations, are participating in morning movement, one piece of an innovative curriculum that emphasizes health and wellness, along with academic success and personal development. The school, one of the first in the country to employ this holistic approach to learning, was the brainchild of Liz Wolfson, a former organizational consultant who spent most of her career developing strategic plans for big companies. After the birth of her first daughter in 2006, though, she was ready to work on a



different kind of plan. “I wanted to build something that taught girls that it is their birthright to be strong and powerful,” says Liz, a former Brown University field hockey player who recalls how confident and alive she felt when her body was in motion. “Middle school is an awful time for most girls. Playing sports made me feel comfortable in my own skin.” Liz wasn’t interested in creating a school of mega-athletes. Instead, drawing from research showing that the more your body is engaged, the better your mind can function, she wanted to integrate movement, health and wellness into every aspect of the school day. “I was determined not to be denied,” laughs Liz, who took out a loan from her parents, found a new building within a week when the original one fell through, and had a few run-ins with the Denver school system to get GALS going last year. Her determination paid off. The school, which will add a new class annually until it is a full middle and high school, is well on its way to meeting her vision. The pledge, which the students recite daily, includes statements like, “I take care of my body” and, “I stand up

Student Movement Need some easy ways to get your child in motion? Check out these tips from Liz Wolfson.

J Pick a charity 5K and train for it together. “Planning a trip around the race is a major incentive,” Liz says. Find a training plan at

J Replace desk chairs at home with stability balls to build core strength.

J Try out a new fitness fad together: Buy a pack of yoga flash cards and start your mornings with stretches, do a Zumba DVD or learn to hula hoop.

J Host a family dance party for parents and kids at your local rec center. “Make it a pot luck and folks are sure to come and move,” Liz says.

J Devote at least one hour a weekend to an activity of your child’s choice—from skipping rocks at a lake to riding bikes. “Letting them set the adventure and pace gets them excited to do more,” she says.

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for what I believe in.” The technology lab has inflatable fitness balls instead of chairs for sitting (or, more accurately, bouncing) and some classrooms have standing desks in case students want to stretch their legs. “Sometimes movement is as simple as getting up to act out the periodic table, showing how water is put together,” says Liz, 44. The girls can eat and drink during class (no soda or candy, though) because low-blood sugar levels can affect focus and comprehension—and because Liz wants the girls to think of food as nourishment for their bodies, not as a substitute for emotions. Not surprisingly, Liz is still not satisfied. “Fridges stocked with healthy food in the classrooms, fitness machines in the hallways, longer transitions so girls can get mentally prepared for their next class,” she rattles off, when asked about improvements she’d like to see. Still, she pauses to reflect on what she’s created so far. “These girls are getting a sense of who they truly are and can be,” Liz says. “That’s the best education you can ask for.”

When it comes to human papillomavirus (HPV), females are only half the equation. There are 30 to 40 types of HPV that will affect an estimated 75% to 80% of males and females in their lifetime. For most, HPV clears on its own. But, for others who don’t clear certain types, HPV could cause cervical cancer in females, and other types of HPV could cause genital warts in both males and females. And there’s no way to predict who will or won’t clear the virus. GARDASIL is the only HPV vaccine that helps protect against 4 types of HPV. In girls and young women ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 2 types of HPV that cause about 75% of cervical cancer cases, and 2 more types that cause 90% of genital warts cases. In boys and young men ages 9 to 26, GARDASIL helps protect against 90% of genital warts cases. GARDASIL may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. GARDASIL does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so it’s important for women to continue routine cervical cancer screenings. GARDASIL does not treat cervical cancer or genital warts. GARDASIL is given as 3 injections over 6 months.

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ERRI RIVERS MIGHT NOT BE STUDYING TO BE A DOCTOR IF IT WASN’T FOR ASTHMA. Her interest in medicine was sparked during her childhood in Ohio, when allergies to milk, peanuts, pollens and animals took her in and out of doctors’ offices. So opting for a career in health care, first as a blood technician, didn’t surprise her friends and family. Says Gerri, “I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was a very little girl.” But an asthma attack at age 27—her first—may have given her the final push. “My chest felt tight, I was wheezing and coughing,” Gerri says. “I felt like I was suffocating.” The cause? A previously unknown sensitivity to the latex in a stethoscope she’d used at work the day before. Gerri, now 41, since discovered that severe allergies such as latex sensitivity can trigger asthma attacks, often with dangerous consequences. The 1997 event was a wake-up call: “I thought, ‘Here I am, a health worker, and no one had ever told me about latex allergy.’” Gerri responded by becoming a certified asthma educator, attending health conferences in New Mexico, where she now lives, and speaking out about how people could protect themselves. In 2005, she co-founded Asthma Allies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to asthma education and outreach. Twice a month she drives with other healthcare professionals to rural areas, providing care and education



to those with asthma. For two years, Since then, because of her vigilance, she’s run a camp for children, Camp her asthma has quieted, and Gerri Cough No Mas (mas means “more,” says the condition has enlarged—not in Spanish), and she’s just begun a narrowed—her life. She’s taking program training asthma educators. premed classes at the University of Gerri has lots of incentive. Her New Mexico, the first step toward two teenage children have allergies becoming an ER doctor with a and one has asthma, specialty in and the incidence of asthma. Says asthma is growing Gerri: “It Log on to Betterthanbefore for: in both children and has been so • A survivor’s guide to living well adults. Plus, as Gerri’s empowering, with asthma, cancer, diabetes asthma heightened so wonderful and other health conditions her sensitivity to other and so • Inspiring stories of people allergens, her life humbling to coping with health challenges became a struggle in help other • Support from other readers avoidance. She threw up people go • Links to share your own story when she ate bananas, from feeling got sick from tar smell smothered to and she had three anaphylactic discovering they can play a sport or reactions, which can be fatal, to run around in a field. No one balloons. “For five years, I couldn’t has to say, ‘I can’t do this,’ because even go in a grocery store because of of asthma.” the balloons and smells of cleaning Living with asthma, too? Get advice on page 12. products,” she says.


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thing from pollens to cold air to smoke, says Dr. Gary Weinstein, medical director of the asthma management program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

✱ CONTROL YOUR ENVIRONMENT. This is especially important in reducing asthma in children, Rosenstreich says. If you or your child is allergic to pets, get rid of them—or, at the least, don’t let the animal in his bedroom. If you’re allergic to feathers, get latex pillows. Buy allergen-free covers for your mattresses and pillows. These help control dust mites, little creatures that many people are allergic to.

✱ TRY SOME PREVENTION. If allergies or asthma run in your family, protect your kids both during and after pregnancy by not smoking, Rosenstreich says. And if you can, breastfeed: Breast milk is unlikely to trigger an allergy and also boosts the immune system.

✱ MONITOR YOUR BREATH. Patients need to measure their air flow once a day, using a peak flow meter—a plastic tube they blow into, which measures how fast air is moving out of their lungs, Weinstein says. “If the rate is less than 50 percent of what it should be—based on sex, age and height—they need to see their doctor.” Find out what your rate should be at

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✱ USE MEDICATIONS. Most people who have asthma use longterm medications like inhaled steroids that reduce inflammation. They also may use a bronchodilator, a short-term inhaled medication that works within 15 minutes and keeps airways open for three to four hours. “You shouldn’t have to use your short-term inhaler more than twice a week or have nighttime symptoms more than twice a month,” Weinstein says. If you do, your asthma is not properly controlled; talk to your doctor about adjusting your medication and other strategies that might help.

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