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City lowers expectations for casino tax collections By John Surratt jsurratt@vicksburgpost.com Low activity at Vicksburg’s riverboat casinos during April and May and early June has forced city officials to reduce the anticipated gaming revenue for the current fiscal year. The Board of Mayor and

Aldermen on Monday reduced the city’s anticipated $5.5 million in revenue from the state’s 3.2 percent tax on gaming machines by $420,000, and its $1.13 million share of 0.8 percent state gaming tax by $68,000. The budget amendments were two of 26 approved by the board during some finan-

cial housecleaning before the close of the fiscal year. State law prohibits local governments from making budget amendments to their general funds after Aug. 31, city accountant Doug Whittington said. The new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. High water affected business at the city’s five casinos

during the 2011 Mississippi River flood, when the river crested at 57.1 feet on May 19, 14.1 feet above flood stage and 1.3 feet above the Great Flood of 1927. Flooding forced DiamondJacks to close for 36 days and Rainbow for 14. Grand Station, located downtown, was closed for remodeling after

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Rig makes milestone walk from LeTourneau By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com

Tonight: clear, slight chance of rain after midnight, lows in the mid- to upper 60s Wednesday: sunny, slight chance of rain, highs in the mid- 90s

1861: President Abraham Lincoln issues Proclamation 86, which prohibits the states of the Union from engaging in commercial trade with states that are in rebellion — i.e., the Confederacy. 1948: Baseball legend Babe Ruth dies in New York at age 53. 1954: Sports Illustrated is first published by Time Inc. 1977: Elvis Presley dies at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tenn., at age 42.

new owners took over the casino and hotel. “Those (casino) closures had a definite effect,” Whittington said. Vicksburg’s five casinos pay a 3.2 percent revenue tax to the state that is divided — with 10 percent

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Sophomore nursing student Kimberly Watson is helped Monday by Brad Redditt, a bookstore employee at Hinds Community College in Vicksburg.

Down-and-out economy gives rise to Hinds numbers By Manivanh Chanprasith mchan@vicksburgpost.com Kimberly Watson has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, but she’s back in school — pursuing a degree in nursing at Hinds Community College in Vicksburg. “RNs are in demand,” said Watson, 24, who is in her sophomore year at Hinds. She returned to college after graduating from Jackson State in the spring of 2010, she said, because of the lack of jobs in the business sector. “I’m just excited to learn something new,” she said Monday, the first day of

By the numbers Enrollment at Hinds Community College’s six campuses: Fall 2011 Fall 2010 Raymond 8,123 7,002 Vicksburg-Warren 993 963 Utica 922 810 Jackson-ATC 2,728 2,691 Rankin 2,780 2,827 Nursing/Allied Health 1,005 1,110 Total 16,551 15,403 classes for Hinds. “It’s hard to find a job after college right now.” Watson is one of many people heading back to the classroom due to the suffering economy — a factor in a steady enrollment rise

for Hinds’ six campuses, said Hilton Dyar, dean of the Vicksburg location on Mississippi 27. “The fact is,” Dyar said, “there are not a lot of jobs out there right now. With the economy the way it is,

people are coming back to Hinds to gain skills to make them marketable.” Unemployment in Warren County was at 11.9 percent in June, the latest figure available. Statewide figures for June were at 11 percent. The national rate was 9.2 percent. The availability of federal assistance also is attracting students, Dyar said, and about 75 percent of those at Hinds receive aid. “With financial aid that’s available, it’s not really costing them anything to go to school,” he said. “Hinds disburses between $30 milSee Hinds, Page A8.

What could be the final jackup oil drilling rig fully produced at LeTourneau Technologies was walked to the Mississippi River’s edge over the weekend and should be floated downriver by month’s end, company officials said Monday. The $150 million Joe Douglas 240-C class shallowwater rig, under construction since 2009, will depart for Sabine Pass, Texas, by Aug. 31 where the rest of the support legs will be added, plant manager Bo-D Massey said. Its first assignment is in the Gulf of Mexico, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission by LeTourneau’s former parent company, Rowan Companies. In June, the Houston-based oilfield services company completed a sale of yards in south Warren County and Longview, Texas, to Milwaukee-based Joy Global for $1.1 billion. At the time, the 125-year-old company, a major provider and service outlet of equipment for surface and underground mining, said combining wheel loaders and drillingrig equipment already produced at LeTourneau with its own line of surface-mining equipment represented “a compelling opportunity,” said CEO Mike Sutherlin in a statement. The rig, which can drill in 400 feet of water with 491 feet of leg length, was used as a trellis of sorts when the plant flooded during the Mississippi River’s record rise in May — which also delayed its See Rig, Page A7.

County postpones talks on property tax protests By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com Decisions on how much to tax eight properties at the heart of written and verbal protests earlier this month were put on hold by Warren County supervisors Monday, while the board OK’d final orders for improvementrelated tax exemptions for four industries.

Four objections involved rented homes or apartment complexes, while two others involved major employers in Vicksburg. Owners of homes, businesses and farmland may file formal protests to their land values for 30 days after the board OK’s tax rolls in July. Supervisors left the issue off Monday’s meeting agenda. Tax Assessor Rich-

ard Holland said either he or Deputy Tax Assessor Jim Agent expect to present findings and recommendations to the county board during an informal meeting set for Monday, Aug. 22. Three informal meetings in late July focused exclusively on a budget for 2011-12, which supervisors plan to adopt following a public hearing Sept. 6. Five draft versions have

shown spending somewhere around this year’s $14.8 million budget, with four showing pay raises for sheriff’s deputies. Agent said six property owners filed paperwork either via mail or fax to the Tax Assessor’s Office or were forwarded to the office by the Board of Supervisors. They were: • Ameristar Casino, for the

personal property tax on the main casino and a structure connecting it to the parking garage. • John and Sandra Shingler, owners of homestead and rental properties at 1816 Cherry St. and 1703 Monroe St. • Philip Jabour, co-owner of vacant land on South MadiSee County, Page A7.

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A suspicious-person call to 911 led Warren County deputies on a search Monday that ended beneath a bed in a Grange Hall Road home. Alerick Powell, 17, 105 South Drive, was arrested Monday around 12:30 p.m. at a home in the 2900 block of Grange Hall, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. A resident had reported a suspicious person on a bicycle, and deputies found a broken window and the bike propped against the home. A search found Powell hiding under a bed, Pace said. He is charged with residential burglary and stealing the bicycle, a misdemeanor charge, reported stolen Monday from the 200 block of Pleasant Valley Drive. When he was arrested Monday, Powell had been free on bond in a June 16 burglary in the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle. At the time of the June 16 arrest, he was out on bond in a May 26 burglary, for which he had been charged as a juvenile. For the June 16 and Monday offenses, Pace said, Powell is being charged as an adult. Powell was in the Warren County Jail today without bond.

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Christopher Jones, left, and Kenny Austin play basketball Monday at the courts at Mission 66 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The forecast calls for a low of 70 tonight and

a chance for showers for the rest of the work week. Highs are to be in the mid-90s and lows in the mid-70s.

A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning charged with aggravated domestic violence, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Zacchaeus Tyler, 24, 50 Openwood Lane, was arrested Monday at 3 p.m. at First North and South streets after an assault reported Saturday night, Williams said.

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from staff reports The victim was treated for a fractured shoulder and wrist, the sergeant said. Tyler was being held on a $50,000 bond this morning.

County man charged in Iowa Avenue theft A Warren County man was charged Monday with a burglary and vehicle theft on Iowa Avenue, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Brian Shiers Jr., 43, 109 Redhawk Road, is accused of stealing a 2005 Jeep Cherokee from a home in the 3200 block of Iowa Avenue on Monday. He is also accused of breaking into the home, but nothing was reported missing, Williams said. A few minutes after the missing vehicle call came in, an investigator with the Vicksburg Police Department saw the stolen vehicle on Interstate 20, Williams said, and stopped Shiers and arrested him. Shiers was in the Warren County Jail without bond this morning.

A/C, yard tools missing in city Two burglaries were reported in the city Monday, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. At 7:14 a.m. at Holsum Bread Bakery, 1406 Marcus St., a Carrier air-conditioner valued at $2,000 was missing. At 7:57 a.m. at a home in the 1600 block of Grove Street, two weed trimmers, valued at $250 and $500, and a Club Cadet lawnmower valued at $400 were reported stolen.

Louisiana’s first online charter school starts BATON ROUGE — Nearly 600 students have started school from the comfort of their homes as Louisiana’s first online charter school for kindergarten through 12th grade opened. The school, Louisiana Connections Academy, is based in Baton Rouge. About 100 of its students live in the Baton Rouge area. What makes it different is that, for these students, the school day will take place at home primarily using computers, e-mail, Web conferencing, software and telephones. They are supposed to be under the eye of a mom, dad, grandparent or guardian who serves as the student’s “learning coach” and who has to sign a “contract” with school officials that spells out his commitment. On the other end are certi-

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Reserve couple fails to make court date

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EDGARD, La. — A state judge has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a Reserve couple after they failed to attend the final status conference before their second-degree murder trial in the death of their 8-year-old son. The judge waited for nearly an hour for Tonya and Errol Victor Sr. on Monday before issuing the warrant. One of the Victors’ sons said he believes his parents have fled the area because they believe they cannot get a fair trial with their current attorney. M.L. Lloyd III, Tonya Victor’s son and Errol Victor’s stepson, was pronounced dead after being brought by the Victors to the River Parishes Hospital emergency room in April 2008.

BATON ROUGE — Former state Alcohol and Tobacco Control Commissioner Murphy Painter claims he was fired in August 2010 for not bowing to a demand from the Governor’s Office to grant a liquor license for an entertainment square outside the Louisiana Superdome. Painter, who wants to be reinstated, is suing the Governor’s Office and ATC for wrongful termination. “I did not resign. There was no resignation,” Painter said Monday. He also is suing state Inspector General Stephen Street and the Office of Inspector General for defamation. Painter alleges that “improperly-conducted investigations, leaks to third parties, and incessant reports to the

media” have defamed and damaged his reputation and character. Painter’s lawsuit was filed Friday in Baton Rouge state court. Painter contends he was fired shortly after refusing to issue a license to SMG — the company that manages the Superdome and adjacent New Orleans Arena on behalf of the state — to sell alcohol at Champions Square, an entertainment complex outside the Dome. “Such termination was a reprisal for refusing to violate Louisiana law at the request of the Governor’s Office,” the suit alleges. Spokesman for Gov. Bobby Jindal, Kyle Plotkin said Monday that Painter was “an unclassified appointee who was asked to resign for accessing government databases in a way that was found to be inappropriate.”

community calendar PUBLIC PROGRAMS DivorceCare — 6 tonight; video seminar and support group for those separated or divorced; Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St., 601-6362493. Vicksburg Family Support Group — 5:30-7:30 tonight; for caretakers of youths with mental health, school discipline and academic concerns; Jacob’s Ladder; enter through parking lot behind First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St. Senior Center — Wednesday: 10 a.m., chair exercises and watercolor art; 1 p.m., bingo and knitting class; 2, card games; 6-9, advance chess. Buck’s Country Playhouse — Feed in the Chicken Coop with potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Friday; music by Wild Bunch; donations accepted; 601-638-3193. 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 Monday, 601-8836118; Dr. Carlos Latorre, How to Get the Men in Your Life to Visit the Doctor; River Region Medical Center conference rooms. Grace Group Alcoholics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 601-636-5703; 1414 Cherry St. 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. Shape Up Vicksburg — Hot Summer Morning Get Healthy Walk, 8:30 a.m. Saturday; inside or outside of Vicksburg Mall.

Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Magnolia and Moonshine; donations appreciated. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-415-1742; evening, Joseph P., 601-278-1808; Jackie G., 601-636-8739. Intro to Spanish for Adults — Six-day workshop begins Sept. 13; Olivia Foshee, presenter; Southern Cultural Heritage Center, 601-631-2997 or info@southernculture.org; $70 members, $75 nonmembers, includes all materials.

churches Belmont M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Rodney Divinity, speaker; the Rev. Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. St. Paul M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Wednesday; the Rev. Gregory Brown, pastor; the

Rev. Hugh Lewis Sr., pastor; 5608 Smith Station Road. 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. Blvd. Greater Grove Street M.B. — All Ministries In-house Workshop, Part 2; 7 p.m. Wednesday; photos will be taken; the Rev. Dr. Casey Fisher, pastor; 2715 Alcorn Drive. Temple of Empowerment — Sisters Encouraging One Another in the Lord, women’s conference, 7 p.m. Friday; minister Kim Fisher, guest speaker; 9 a.m. Saturday, Slovikia Thomas and evangelist Mable Jennings, guest speakers; 707 Pierce St. First Presbyterian — Explorers Bible study; Sept. 7, 9:3011:15 a.m. Wednesdays; cost, $60; scholarships are available; Rosalye Baldwin, 601-

638-3994, to register; 1501 Cherry St.

CLUBs Lions — Noon Wednesday; Ray Hamel, Vicksburg National Military Park, speaker; Toney’s. WC Long Term Recovery Committee — 6 p.m. Thursday; AmeriCorps NCCC campus, former All Saints’ Episcopal School on Confederate Avenue; for those affected by the 2011 flood; 601-636-1733.

clarification The City of Vicksburg’s budget this fiscal year is $28.9 million. The $31.3 million figure in a story on Saturday’s front page was based on incomplete information. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a $2.4 million budget amendment in May, which reduced the budget total. •

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Natchez woman to oversee American Queen cuisine NATCHEZ (AP) — As a steamboat company prepares to return the American Queen riverboat to work on the Mississippi River, a Natchez woman is preparing to serve as it’s chef. Regina Charboneau said she hopes the Queen makes 25 to 30 stops a year in her home town, bringing more than 460 passengers and a full crew to Natchez. The American Queen, which is owned by The Great American Steamboat Company and d o c ke d i n Memphis, has been out of commission for the past f ew ye a r s after being built in 1995. Charboneau Regina said that she Charboneau had hoped it would have its home port in Natchez, but now she’ll be happy just to have it visit. The boat is expected to resume cruises next spring, making stops in Vicksburg. As the Queen’s chef de cuisine, Charboneau does not travel aboard the riverboat but she will oversee the quality of the food, she said. That entails creating recipes, as well as ideas and standards for them. For Charboneau, the job includes being mindful of the importance of including local ingredients, not just “Southern” ingredients. For example, she said, she’s been thinking of food you’d find along the river, like corn, wild rice, river shrimp, yams and catfish. “I’ve always been a big advocate of sustainable seafood,” she said. “I’m also a big advocate of organic produce.” But just as importantly, she said, she’s been pushing for frequent stops in Natchez. Charboneau said the schedule for the American Queen should be available on greatamericansteamboatcompany.com in midSeptember, and she’s already gearing up to go on a press tour, which includes stops in New York, Chicago, Miami and San Francisco.

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Jesslyn Lirette, mother of 7-year-old Jori Lirette, speaks during a press conference Monday in Thibodaux, La.

Man confesses to killing, decapitation, says he was tired of caring for boy, 7 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana man is accused of bludgeoning, decapitating and dismembering his disabled 7-year-old stepson and leaving the boy’s head near the street so the child’s mother would see it — a killing that brought seasoned police officers to tears, authorities said Monday. Jeremiah Lee Wright, 30, of Thibodaux waived his right to an attorney and confessed to killing Jori Lirette within 30 minutes of being brought to the police station Sunday, Police Chief Scott Silverii said. He said Wright was booked with first-degree murder and held in lieu of $5 million bond. He was in isolation, Silverii said during a Monday afternoon news conference. The department spokesman, Detective Ricky Ross, said he does not believe Wright has an attorney. Flowers, balloons and stuffed animals were left Monday outside the house where Jori died. “He was maybe the best thing that ever happened to me,” his mother, Jesslyn Lirette, said at the news conference. A preliminary autopsy found

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Police Chief Scott Silverii said the motive was unclear, though Jeremiah Lee Wright told police ‘that he’d gotten to the point where he was tired of taking care’ of the boy, who had cerebral palsy and heart problems, needed a feeding tube, had limited speech and was in a wheelchair.

the boy was bludgeoned, decapitated and dismembered, Silverii said. Whatever hit him caused “excessive bleeding in the head,” he said. Silverii said the motive was unclear, though Wright told police “that he’d gotten to the point where he was tired of taking care” of the boy, who had cerebral palsy and heart problems, needed a feeding tube, had limited speech and was in a wheelchair. “He said when he put his head out by the side of the road it was so the mother would see it when she came by,” Silverii said. He said Wright’s only explanation for doing so was “just that he wanted her to feel stupid when she saw the head.” The police chief said Jori’s feet and one hand also were cut off, recovered with the

body in several white plastic garbage bags. The slaying was the first in Thibodaux since 2008. Silverii said the boy apparently was decapitated over the kitchen sink, which was sent to the Louisiana State Police crime lab along with a box of tools found nearby. Wright told investigators he began killing the boy about 30 minutes after Lirette had left Sunday to repair her pickup so she could take Jori to a doctor today.

JACKSON — The administrator of BP’s $20 billion oil spill fund wants a federal court to preside over a Mississippi lawsuit, instead of the state court where the suit was filed. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has said Washington lawyer Kenneth Feinberg isn’t properly handling the Attorney General fund for oil Jim Hood spill victims. Hood filed a lawsuit in Hinds County Chancery Court in July to get access to claims filed by coastal residents. Hood said he wants to make the claims process more transparent. Feinberg moved last week to have the case sent to federal court. Feinberg argues, among other things, that federal court has jurisdiction because the spill originated on the Outer Continental Shelf. Hood said his investigation falls under the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act and the matter should remain in state court. “This is just a delay tactic on the part of Mr. Feinberg. While we are ready to fight in either court, we believe this is a state issue and will ask for it to be heard in state court,” Hood said Monday.

Ruby’s Nite Spot honored with marker LELAND — The latest Mississippi Blues Trail marker has been placed at the building in Leland that was known as Ruby’s Nite Spot. Ruby’s over the years featured artists including T-Bone Walker, Little Richard and Ike Turner and Delta bluesmen Son Thomas and Eddie Cusic.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Operated by Ruby Edwards, Ruby’s Nite Spot was a prominent blues club in the Delta during the 1940s and ‘50s. Edwards’ children — including Harold Hall, Terry Keesee and Sue King Evans — helped run the business.

Trial date set in death of top cop’s daughter GULFPORT — A trial date has been set for the man accused in the drunk driving accident that killed the daughter of Gulfport’s police chief. Darrell Blappert Jr., 27, will go to trial Nov. 14 on the felony charge. The trial date was announced Monday in the courtroom of Judge Larry Bourgeouis. Blappert was charged with felony DUI causing death following an accident that killed 29-year-old DeAnna Tucker, the daughter of police chief Alan Weatherford.

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JACK VIX SAYS: It’s going to be a busy semester at Hinds.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 H.L. Houx, former resident, is here visiting from Cincinnati. • W.E.B. Keisker, special agent and piano tuner, returns from the Deer Creek country.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Sam Peatross is visiting in Rankin County.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Robert G. Edwards, mute, wants a speaking wife, so he tells the Vicksburg Evening Post. • T.J. Kenney is here from Detroit visiting friends and relatives. • Vicksburg trounces Jackson, 12-8, with Mason opposing Sorrels.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Frank Russo affiliates with the local musicians’ union. • Dr. W.G. Kiger undergoes surgery. • R.L. Dent is recovering nicely from an appendectomy.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Capt. Leonard Van Egmond of the local Salvation Army is transferred to Gulfport. • Jack Nettles, who has been ill for the past week, is out again.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Mrs. Dan Flohr Sr. and daughter return from a vacation spent on Lake Michigan. • Frank E. Everett Jr., assistant attorney general of Mississippi, will be associated with the Vicksburg law firm of Brunini and Brunini.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Auction of Warren County’s first bale of cotton, grown by Anthony Wright on the Albert Axelson farm near Waltersville, will be held soon. • Mrs. L.L. Williams dies.

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Mrs. Willie Hardin dies. • Steve McQueen stars in “The Honeymoon Machine” at the Joy Theatre. • Services are held for Robert Robinson.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mrs. W.W. Heigle, Rolling Fork resident, dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clark announce the birth of a daughter, Renata, on July 10. • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Melsheimer are visiting in Charleston, S.C.

Reduce government involvement in our lives The freedom to influence and support political candidates by contributing money in election campaigns is under attack. Many are bothered — and should be — by the disproportionate influence of big money in political campaigns. The problem spans the political spectrum. But the solution isn’t to infringe on constitutional rights. The best solution is to reduce government involvement in our lives, which will reduce how much special interests and anyone else stand to gain from government pork and preferences. They, in turn, will reduce how much money they spend to advance their political ends. But short of scaling back government’s size and scope, there are other legitimate ways to curb abuses over campaign contributions. Corporate stockholders can give boards of directors direction, and then hold them accountable if the company supports objectionable candidates. Union campaign contributions can be restricted to coming only from the dues of consenting members. But prohibiting expenditures from these factions, or from any individual or group, conflicts with the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech. This freedom has been invoked to justify nearly every form of expression, from vulgarities to

absurdities. But political speech is the principle expression the founders had in mind to protect. Attempts to limit this foundational freedom inevitably result in injustices. The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission overturned a provision of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. McCain-Feingold wrong-headedly sought to limit campaign spending by corporations, while granting exemptions for news media to, in effect, make contributions by publishing endorsements. There is little difference in a union or a company supporting candidates with advertisements and mailers and a newspaper essentially giving valuable free advertising to support candidates. Political spending is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment, and the government may not keep corporations or unions from spending money to support or denounce individual candidates in elections, the Supreme Court ruled. The court said that while corporations or unions may not give money directly to campaigns, they may seek to persuade the voting public through other means, including ads, especially where these ads were not broadcast. An initiative called the Stop Special

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

Interest Money Now Act is being circulated in California to place on the ballot a prohibition against unions using payroll-deducted funds for political projects unless the members give specific approval. If that were the extent of it, we’d have little complaint. But as the Capitol Weekly recently reported, “the proposed initiative does go further, additionally preventing the unions and corporations themselves from contributing directly or indirectly to candidates and candidate-controlled committees.” That, we feel, is clearly an unconstitutional restriction. Interestingly, the initiative is backed by business and Republican groups. If this seems counterintuitive, it’s probably because corporate interests have concluded such a restriction would harm their union opponents more than it would harm business interests. That crass political calculation may be true. But freedoms should not be dealt away in the hope opponents will suffer more. If Americans want to reduce money’s influence in politics, they should reduce government’s role, not citizens’ freedoms. When government shrinks, so, too, will campaign contributions.

The new five-year car tag arrives in Warren County and is displayed by Rubye Curtis, deputy tax collector. • Charles Porter, veteran officer of the Merchants National Bank, retires with 30 years of service.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 More than 50 candidates of the nearly 80 whose names are to appear on Warren County ballots agree to meet with voters at an Old Time Political Rally. • Mary Morrison Sherrad dies. • Michael Green shows off a string of 83 bream. • Hannah Laurel Lee celebrates her second birthday.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Percy Wilson opens W&W Mortgage on Belmont Street. • Stuart Proctor leads a caning workshop at the Southern Cultural Heritage Complex. • Fred Dewayne Gaskin Jr. celebrates his first birthday.

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MODERATELY CONFUSED by Jeff Stahler

CIA bows to Islamic group by canceling radicalization conference Last week, a three-day conference hosted by the CIA on “homegrown radicalization” was supposed to have taken place at CIA headquarters. It did not. The conference was abruptly canceled — or, softening the blow, “postponed.” Question: Did pressure from what we might (and should) call a certain “homegrown radical” group — the Council on American Islamic Relations — make this happen? Here is what we know. On Monday, July 18, CAIR issued a press release headlined: “CAIR Asks CIA to Drop Islamophobic Trainer.” It revealed that CAIR national executive director Nihad Awad wrote a letter to now-former CIA director Leon Panetta to that effect. The rest of the release is more opaque. In referencing a National Public Radio report that slammed one counterterrorism trainer by name, former FBI agent John Guandolo, for “allegedly smearing” an “Ohio Muslim” in a presentation, CAIR noted that an entirely different trainer, unnamed, was “scheduled to hold a similar session in August for the CIA.” (Full disclosure: Guandolo and I are among 19 co-authors of “Shariah: the Threat to America.”) The

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I am hearing from multiple sources that pressure brought by CAIR, as publicly announced by CAIR, played a crucial role in the CIA decision to pull the plug on its conference.

August CIA “session” appears to be the driver of both the CAIR release and letter asking the CIA, as the headline put it, to “Drop Islamophobic Trainer.” On Friday, July 22, an e-mail from the CIA informed hundreds of confirmed attendees that the whole August “radicalization” conference was off (much to the consternation of those who had already purchased nonrefundable airline tickets). “The sponsors — in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security — have decided to delay the conference so it can include insights from, among other sources, the new National Strategy for Counterterrorism, in an updated agenda,” the e-mail read. The goal “is to ensure that conference par-

ticipants receive material that is as current and comprehensive as possible.” Pretty lame, even for the CIA. But there is more to groan about. “Updated agenda” is Washingtonspeak for gutted agenda. With the new White House counterterrorism strategy as a source of insights du jour, the holes in the original conference lineup will be filled to the brim with the see-no-jihad mush that the strategy dishes up. It gets worse. I am hearing from multiple sources that pressure brought by CAIR, as publicly announced by CAIR, played a crucial role in the CIA decision to pull the plug on its conference. This means, to repeat, that a “homegrown radical” group appears to be

influencing what is known in the strategy world as the “information battle space” at the CIA. The fact is, no matter how many times Bill O’Reilly plays “no-spinzone” host to CAIR spokesmen, Awad, the man who asked the CIA to drop the “Islamophobic” trainer, has been identified by the FBI as a member of the terrorist group Hamas, which is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. The same goes for CAIR co-founder Omar Ahmad. Both men have long been involved in a veritable constellation of Islamic front groups affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, whose 1991 “explanatory memorandum” calls on Brothers to “understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ their miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all religions.” The FBI has been following what clearly became a Muslim-Brotherhood-Hamas-CAIR (and more) nexus since 1993. (CAIR was founded in 1994 and Hamas was designated a terrorist organiza-

tion by the United States in 1995.) After this linkage became public record during the landmark Holy Land Foundation jihad financing trial (in which CAIR was labeled an unindicted co-conspirator), the FBI finally ended all formal contacts with CAIR in 2008. This policy holds. In March 2011, under questioning by Rep. Louis Gohmert, a Texas Repblican, before the House Judiciary Oversight Committee, FBI director Robert Mueller confirmed, albeit grudgingly, that “we” — the FBI — “have no formal relationship with CAIR because of concerns with regard to the national leadership.” So what’s wrong with the CIA? Congress should — must — find out by investigating how it is that a Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas creation such as CAIR, which the FBI broke relations with, appears to exert so much influence on the CIA’s information battle space. I think Lewis Carroll already told us this story, but when he was writing, the rabbit hole wasn’t such a dangerous place.

• Diana West can be contacted via dianawest@ verizon.net.


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stake in both discoveries and is the operator of Aldous. Tim Dodson, the company’s vice president for exploration, called the combined discovery “giant,” adding that “Norway has not seen a similar oil discovery since the mid-80’s.” The discoveries show the Norwegian continental shelf remains an attractive source for crude, he said Trond Frode Omdal, an oil analyst at Oslo-based Arctic Securities ASA, said the size of the discovery was surprising.

“deeply regrets” the spill, Britain’s worst in a decade. In an interview with the BBC, Cayley said an investigation is under way to determine the cause of the spill, which was first noticed Wednesday. Shell said the first leak was stopped Thursday, but said “the oil found a second pathway to the sea.” Cayley said Shell informed U.K. govern-

ment agencies of the spill immediately, but did not make it public until Friday. On Saturday it declared that the leak had been contained. Shell said it believes the oil is now leaking from a relief valve close to the original leak. It said that once it is certain of the source, it will stop the spill. Vicky Wyatt of Green-

Ingalls gets $11M contract add-on for work to DDG 1000 destroyer PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., parent company of the 10,500-employee Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, was awarded a contract modification worth $11 million. Department of Defense says the add-on is to a previously awarded contract for research, development, test and technical services for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer.

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Q: We are in our late 50s and have a 30-year mortgage on our house. Our house is valued at $300,000, and we owe $170,000. Our monthly payment is $950. Our interest rate is 6.1 percent. We can refinance at 4.8 percent. Should we refinance a 30-year mortgage or go with a 15- or 20-year mortgage? Are there advantages to staying with a BRUCE 30-year mortgage, or going with the least number of years we can afford? — S.T., Philadelphia, Pa. A: Unless there are humon-

LONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell has shut down the main leak at one of its North Sea oil rigs but said today it is struggling to stop a secondary spill in a hard-to-reach part of the ocean floor. The company has stemmed the main leak in the flow line to the Gannet Alpha platform by closing the well and isolating the reservoir, said Glen Cayley, technical director of Shell’s European exploration and production activities. The second, smaller leak has proved more elusive to control. “The residual small leak is in an awkward position to get to,” he said. “This is complex sub-sea infrastructure, and really getting into it amongst quite dense marine growth is proving a challenge. “It’s taken our diving crews some time to establish exactly and precisely where that leak is coming from.” The secondary spill is pumping about two barrels — or 84 gallons — into the cold water each day. The company estimated Monday that 54,600 gallons of oil had spilled into the North Sea from the rig off Scotland’s eastern coast. Cayley said the company

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peace said Shell had not been released information about the spill as quickly as it should have. “The news that there’s now a second leak from the Shell platform will only heighten concerns over how this episode is being handled,” she said. “While oil has been flowing, timely information has not.” Cayley said at its largest, the oil sheen covered an area 19 miles wide by 2.7 miles long. He said most of it has now been dispersed by strong waves and it would not hit shore. The Gannet Alpha oil rig, 112 miles east of the Scottish city of Aberdeen, is operated by Shell and co-owned by Shell and Esso, a subsidiary of the U.S. oil firm Exxon Mobil. The British government said the leak was small compared with the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year — which dumped 206 million gallons of oil into the Gulf — but said it was still substantial for the U.K.’s continental shelf. It backed up Shell’s predictions that the oil would disperse naturally. The British government has promised to investigate the spill.

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Continued from Page A1. 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. Other budget amendments Monday included: • Reducing the city’s share of taxes from personal automobile sales by $54,000. Whittington said revenue from the tax has been dropping since 2009, when the city received $527,000. It received $488,000 in 2010, and as of June was at $296,000 for the current fiscal year. • Increasing the city’s share of business personal property tax revenue by $417,000. The tax is placed on furniture and office equipment. In another budget matter, there were no objections

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dents in the Kings community, west of North Washington Street, and the Cedars School Circle and Warrenton Place areas, west of U.S. 61 South, fled their homes in early May as the Mississippi River rose to a historic 57.1 feet, 14.1 feet above flood stage and 1.3 feet above the Great Flood of 1927. • Authorized Winfield to sign a lease agreement for a copier for the city’s animal shelter. • Authorized Winfield to sign a modification to the city’s energy grant agreement, changing the project length from 12 months to an “anticipated completion on Nov. 30.” The city has a $101,974 grant with the Mississippi De-

Meeting Monday, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • Authorized Mayor Paul Winfield to sign an agreement with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety Division of Public Safety Planning for a $15,000 seat belt program grant. • Approved an agreement with the Warren-Washington-Issaquena-Sharkey Community Action Agency for an assistance program to help some city residents pay their water and gas bills. Winfield said WWISCAA also has a program to help people displaced by the 2011 flood with their utility bills. ResiMonday to renewing a special 5.05-mill tax to fund the city’s Main Street program. The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen held a public hearing on the 25-year-old tax, which is levied on commercial buildings in the city’s designated Main Street District, which includes downtown businesses in the city’s central business district. The

tax pays for the program’s operations. Main Street employee salaries, benefits and equipment purchases are funded through the city’s general fund, which also provides $1,200 for the annual Vicksburg Farmers’ Market and $34,000 for advertising, said Kim Hopkins, executive director of Vicksburg Main Street.

velopment Authority to improve energy efficiency in city buildings. • Authorized placing liens on the following properties to cover the cost of cutting grass and clearing the sites: 1905 Clay St., Henry V. Bailey III and Thomas E. Bailey, $564; 606 N. Poplar St., Amelia Hill c/o Vallesco Clavele, $189; 1617 Sky Farm Ave., Riverlee Tucker Perkins Et al, $132; 103 Lovers Lane, Norman Quarles Sr. c/o George Quarles, $101; 1610 Sky Farm Ave., J. Tolliver c/o Freddie Tolliver, $132; 2859 Valley St., State of Mississippi, $114; 150 Openwood Lane, Beverly Thompson, $3,016; 1404 Main St., James Buie Estate/Johnnie Ferrell, $1,248.

The tax was approved by the Legislature in 1986, and must be renewed annually. It becomes effective after the board approves its fiscal 2011-12 budget. According to the city accounting office, the tax raised $44,257 in 2009 and $43,544 in 2010. The projected revenue for the upcoming fiscal year is $43,700. Vicksburg Main Street is

part of a statewide program established to encourage economic growth by improving central business districts and promoting tourism. The local arm is governed by a nine-member volunteer board elected by members of the taxing district.

County On the agenda The Warren County Board of Supervisors also: • Approved the resolution of the Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees to provide ad valorem collections totaling $26,144,746 for the 201112 school year. • Reappointed Betty Bullard to the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau board for a four-year term retrocative to Aug. 6. Bullard holds the seat appointed jointly by Warren County and the City of Vicksburg. • Approved a lease with Immanuel Baptist Church to be the polling place for businesses fell 1 percent this year on the tax rolls Holland presented to supervisors in June. Protests heard in person before supervisors on Aug. 1, without a formal written objection, will not be part of the discussion Monday, Agent said.

the Jett precinct through 2015. • Reappointed Linda Headley and Pearline Williams to the Central Mississippi Planning and Development Advisory Committee for the Aging. • Approved $25,373 submitted by ABMB Engineers, the county’s engineering firm, for work on a bayou-clearing project, pending receipt of funds from the Mississippi Development Authority. Invoices submitted by Jimmy G Gouras Urban Planning Consultants for $3,381.25 and by Lampkin Construction Co. for $9,662.21 on bayou work were also approved, pending receipt of funds from the MDA. • Approved paying various amounts for

In other business, exemptions based on new equipment at four industries approved by the board in May and June have been certified by the Mississippi Department of Revenue. The exemption reduces amounts paid on county taxes for 10 years. All four received the

the E.W. Haining Road bridge replacement, pending receipt of funds from the MDA. The invoices were one for $12,671.04 from ABMB Engineers, the county’s engineering firm, and one for $82,311.70 from builder Key LLC. • Approved a check to Blackburn Motors for $1,089.93 to pay an insurance deductible on a repair bill for a Road Department vehicle. • Approved an order from Chancery Court Judge Vicki Barnes to adjust the salary of E. Brooke Wilson to reflect Law Clerk III status, effective Nov. 1. • Approved a $100 full-page ad for the Porters Chapel Academy sports program.

same exemption from the City of Vicksburg this year. The break does not reduce school and state taxes. The businesses and their basis for applying for the tax break were: • Foam Packaging, $527,000 spent on a new chiller. • Cooper Lighting, $643,602.41

on upgrades tied to LED lighting production. • Polyvulc, $327,350 on a wheel loader and two steelseparating tire shredders. • Falco Chemical, $341,600, on material screeners and three new computers.

Rig Continued from Page A1. departure from Vicksburg. The schedule appears to be full-steam ahead to be delivered to sea in September, Massey said. “We’ve already been launching,” Massey said. “We began last Monday.” Joy has a target workforce of about 250 once orders

under way are complete, said marketing officials who visited the local plant in June. Jobs have been shed after many of the approximately 600 workers returned to the job once floodwaters subsided and the access road reopened June 20, a month and a day after the river

crested in Vicksburg at 57.1 feet, 14.1 feet above flood stage and 1.3 feet higher than the Great Flood of 1927. Whether the yard would produce full-scale rigs is uncertain, though making “rig kits” — most often, the rig’s leg components, jacking system and other parts —

are a possibility, said Mark Sanders, vice president of corporate marketing, during the visit. On June 16, a week before the sale closed, LeTourneau announced it had inked contracts for kits and licenses to build two mobile jackups for KS Drilling Pte. Ltd. They will be

built by Chinese shipbuilder COSCO Shipyard Co., based in China’s Nantong province, and be delivered to sea by 2014. Joy plans to release its third-quarter earnings Aug. 31, coinciding with the rig’s expected departure.

Bess Irwin DALLAS — Bess Irwin, lovingly known as Goody by her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, joyfully left these earthly constraints on Aug. 13, 2011. She was born in 1915 in New Hebron, Miss., the eldest daughter of Myra and J.C. McGuffee. She married the love of her life, J.E. Irwin, in 1936, and they lived in New Orleans, Jackson and Vicksburg before his death in 1974. In 1988, Bess joined her daughters, Myra Smartt and Jimmy Westcott, and their families in Dallas. She had been an active member of Park Cities Baptist Church, working as a volunteer in the Clothes Closet, Harrod Mission and the library at Dallas Baptist University, where she received the Ruth Award in 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents and her older brother Earl and his wife, Ruby McGuffee, all of New Hebron; her brothers-in-law, Torrence Sneed of Gulfport

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Clear tonight, slight chance of rain after midnight, lows in the mid- to upper 60s; sunny Wednesday, slight chance of rain, highs in the mid- 90s

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

LOCAL FORECAST Wednesday-Thursday

Partly cloudy Wednesday night, chance of rain, lows in the lower 70s; partly sunny Thursday, chance of rain, highs in the mid- to upper 90s

and Fred Ratchford of Pensacola, Fla. In addition to her daughters, Myra and Jimmy, and her beloved sons-in-law, Don Smartt of Plano and Carl Westcott of Dallas, Bess is survived by five grandsons, Mike Smartt Bess Irwin and his wife, Stephanie, Mitchell Smartt of Dallas, Mac Smartt of Plano, Court Westcott and his wife, Kameron, and Chart Westcott of Dallas; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Sneed of Gulfport and Ruth Ratchford and husband Rand Humphreys of Pensacola; one brother, Robert, and wife Grace McGuffee of Memphis; extended family members, Carla Westcott of New York City and Gary Westcott of Austin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Viewing was at Ellis Chapel, Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, at 9 a.m. today, followed by a service at 10 a.m. conducted by Dr. Jack Martin. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery in Vicksburg. Pallbearers will be her

grandsons, Mike Smartt, Mitchell Smartt, Mac Smartt, Court Westcott and Chart Westcott; her nephews, Joe McGuffee of Mendenhall, John Sneed of Gulfport, Tim Sneed of Atlanta, Glenn Williams of Memphis, Doug Williams of Oxford, Reid McGuf-

fee of Memphis, Tommy Ratchford of Pensacola, William Tucker of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Dan Hinkel of Atlanta; and dear friends, Wayne Betts, Robert Whitfield and Roland Kelly, PCBC. Memorials may be made to The Denison Forum on Truth

TONIGHT Clear, slight chance of rain after midnight, lows in the mid- to upper 60s Wednesday-Thursday

Partly cloudy Wednesday night, chance of rain, lows in the lower 70s; partly sunny Thursday, chance of rain, highs in the mid- to upper 90s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 90º Low/past 24 hours............... 66º Average temperature......... 78º Normal this date................... 81º Record low..............61º in 1963 Record high......... 101º in 2000 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.82 inch This month..............0.82 inches Total/year.............. 23.15 inches Normal/month......1.58 inches Normal/year........ 35.02 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active............................ 8:11 A.M. Most active................. 2:01 P.M. Active............................. 8:32 P.M. Most active.................. 2:22 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:47 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:46 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:28

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Continued from Page A1. son Street and a commercial building at 1700 Monroe St. The building houses Mississippi Action for Progress. • Alexander and Evan Morales, co-owners of rental units at 1315 China St. • Ridgeland-based Property Tax Associates, who filed on behalf of three apartment complexes — Beechwood Park at 201 Berryman Road, Eastview at 1900 Baldwin Ferry Road and Villa Pacis at 3440 Wisconsin Ave. • Kansas-based Property Valuation Services, which filed on behalf of River Region Medical Center protesting the hospital’s personal property tax values. Personal property is all assets not built onto the land — in many cases, inventory held by businesses. Real and personal property values for homes and

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and Culture, 17304 Preston Road, Suite 1060, Dallas, TX 75252-5618; the Senior Adult Ministry, Park Cities Baptist Church, 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas, 75225; or the Building Fund, First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 23.4 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.7 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 13.2 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 15.9 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 3.5 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.9 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................70.5 River....................................70.4

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 24.4 Thursday................................ 24.1 Friday....................................... 23.9 Memphis Wednesday........................... 10.1 Thursday...................................9.8 Friday..........................................9.4 Greenville Wednesday........................... 29.4 Thursday................................ 29.1 Friday....................................... 28.9 Vicksburg Wednesday........................... 23.3 Thursday................................ 23.0 Friday....................................... 22.7


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Wall Street wobbles Hinds on world of worries

Continued from Page A1.

NEW YORK (AP) — More have borrowed so much that evidence of a slowing global they may need help repaying economy sent stocks falling debt. The leaders of France today and threatened to end and Germany, the eurozone’s biggest economies, are meetthe market’s three-day rally. Germany’s economy stalled ing today in Paris. In the U.S., homebuilders are last quarter. That dragged down growth for Europe. still stuck in their years-long In the U.S., reports painted slump. They broke ground a mixed picture of the econ- on new homes at an annual omy: The housing market pace of just 604,000 last month, remains weak, but factories according to the Commerce worked last month at their Department. That’s down fastest pace since the March from 613,000 in June. In 2005, 11 earthquake in Japan dis- before the housing bubble rupted global manufacturing. burst, housing starts were typically above 2 Worries about the econ- The Dow Jones industrial million. Manufacomy overshadaverage fell 98 points, turing may owed strong profit reports or 0.9 percent, to 11,385 be recoverIndusfrom U.S. at 10 a.m. in New York. ing. trial produccompanies. Th e D ow The Standard & Poor’s tion rose 0.9 last Jones indus500 index fell 13, or 1.1 percent month on trial average fell 98 points, or percent, to 1,191. The a pickup at facto0.9 percent, to Nasdaq composite fell 32, auto ries, utilities 11,385 at 10 a.m. in New York. or 1.3 percent, to 2,522. and mines. ManufacturThe Standard ing had been & Poor’s 500 index fell 13, or 1.1 percent, to one of the strongest industries 1,191. The Nasdaq composite since the recession ended in fell 32, or 1.3 percent, to 2,522. 2009, but its growth had been “Investors don’t know which slowing this year. A separate report showed way to go here,” said Paul Brigandi, senior vice president of that prices for imports rose 0.3 Direxion Funds, which has $7 percent in July because costs billion in assets under man- rose for fuel and fertilizers. agement. He said investors U.S. export prices fell 0.4 perare still worried about debt cent, the first drop in a year. Stocks have been particuproblems, “and it’s a cause of concern because there’s no larly volatile since last week, after S&P chopped the U.S. real solution...yet.” Europe’s economy and debt from its top AAA credit rating problems have been among to AA+ on Aug. 5. The Dow global investors’ main con- rose or fell by 400 points in the cerns over the last year and first four days of last week, the a half. Today, the European first time that has happened. The Dow rallied 213 points Union reported economic growth in the 17 countries on Monday after a flurry of that use the euro slowed to acquisitions, highlighted by 0.2 percent between April and Google’s $12.5 billion purJune from 0.8 percent in the chase of Motorola Mobility. It previous quarter. Germany’s marked the Dow’s first threegrowth fell to 0.1 percent from day gain since July 1. Its rise of 763 points over the three 1.3 percent. That will make it even days was the Dow’s biggest tougher for Spain and other since November 2008, during countries to raise revenue. the depths of the financial Some European countries crisis.

lion and $40 million per semester.” Fall 2011 enrollment for Hinds’ six campuses, including high school, GED-prep and work-force development students, is 16,551, or 7.5 percent more than the 15,403 who registered in fall 2010. College-credit students total 12,591, up 0.9 percent from 12,475. In fall 2010, Hinds enrolled 69 students with two or more degrees. This semester’s figures were not available. “I think it’s a step forward,” Dyar said. “You’ve obviously demonstrated a certain amount of knowledge or expertise by earning that degree. That’s just going to add to or enhance what you get at this level.” In Vicksburg, 993 students had enrolled by Monday — 3.1 percent more than the 963 in fall 2010. College-credit students totaled 816, or 2.8

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Freshman Dylan Dement gets help from Kelly Briggs, a bookstore employee at Hinds in Vicksburg. percent more than the 794 the previous fall. Hinds’ main campus at Raymond registered 8,123 students, a 16 percent increase

over the 7,002 enrolled in fall 2010. The Utica campus grew by 13.8 percent from 810 students in fall 2010 to 922 this

semester, while the Jackson Academic/Technical Center increased 1.4 percent, to 2,728 this semester from 2,691 last fall. The Rankin campus and Nursing/Allied Health Center each saw slight decreases in enrollment, 1.7 percent and 9.5 percent, respectively. “These will change all week with late registration going on,” said Hinds public relations director Cathy Hayden. Freshman Dylan Dement chose to enroll at Hinds in Vicksburg because it is “close to home.” “It’s only a five-minute drive,” he said Monday as campus bookstore manager Amanda Boland helped him pick out textbooks. “The bookstore doesn’t open until the first day of school,” Boland said. “We’re just making sure everyone goes to class first before they get their book.”


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Saints cut loose Stinchcomb By Brett Martel The Associated Press

Coming Thursday The Vicksburg Post’s football preview edition.

Schedule

PREP FOOTBALL

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 6 p.m. FSN - The Atlanta Braves hope to add to their wild card lead in a critical series against the San Francisco Giants.

METAIRIE, La. — Less than two years after Jon Stinchcomb helped the Saints win a Super Bowl and received a Pro Bowl bid, the five-year starter at right tackle is back on the NFL job market. The Saints released Stinchcomb on Monday, one day after coach Sean Payton said versatile veteran Zach Strief and 2010 second-round draft choice Charles Brown would be competing for the starting job at right tackle. “Obviously something like that is a difficult decision for us as an organization,” Payton said while announcing the move after Monday night’s practice. “Here’s a guy that has really been part of our program, certainly since we came here in

‘06 and well before that. He epitomized the type of player we’re looking for. Certainly he’s a guy we wish well and will miss.” Stinchcomb came into the season having started 80 straight games, and in that time had become close with the quarterback he protected, Drew Brees. Brees called Stinchcomb “one of the greatest teammates I’ve ever had.” “He’s a true pro,” Brees said. “He’s everything you want in a teammate, in a football player, in a man, in a leader ... He’s been a mainstay for this team, for this offensive line for a long time, especially during our time here. I’ve had five great years with him. He’ll always be one of my great friends, close friends. I wish him the best and his family. I’m not sure what’s next for him but

I’ll always love that man.” The Saints drafted Stinchcomb out of Georgia in the second round, 37th overall, in 2003. Stinchcomb played in only 10 games with no starts during his first three seasons because of injuries, including a ruptured right patellar tendon that sidelined him for all of 2005. He returned and won the starting job in 2006, which was Payton’s first season as coach, and had not missed a start since. However, he played in pain for much of last season, after which he had surgery to repair a torn left quad muscle. Because of the lockout, he was unable to rehabilitate the injury at Saints headquarters, instead splitting time with the Georgia Bulldogs’ training staff and with a private trainer in See Saints, Page B3.

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New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Jonathan Stinchcomb watches during Friday’s preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers.

college football

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Aggies ponder future

Who’s hot AUSTIN DAVIS

Southern Miss quarterback was named to the preseason watch list for The Manning Award, which recognizes the top quarterback in college football.

By The Associated Press

up.” The bearded Wilson was greeted with loud boos as he jogged to the mound. Speedy Jose Constanza led off the inning with an infield hit before Wilson walked pinch-hitter Eric Hinske, who was replaced by pinch-runner Julio Lugo. Michael Bourn’s sacrifice bunt moved the runners

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Stay or go? Texas A&M plans to take a while before making a decision on its conference affiliation. School President R. Bowen Loftin offered his first detailed comments Monday on the Aggies’ rather public interest in joining the Southeastern Conference — a move that almost surely would set off another round of conference realignment. “We’ve made no decision about terminating our relationship with the Big 12,” Loftin said. “This is all about what is best for Texas A&M, along with ... visibility for us and our athletes and financial resources. That’s what it’s all about. I think anybody in my shoes would have exactly the same kinds of concerns.” He said there is no timetable for any decision and any realignment by Texas A&M will take place after a “lengthy” process. He acknowledged that Texas A&M had approached the SEC, which has won the last five BCS

See Braves, Page B3.

See Aggies, Page B3.

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MIAMI (AP) — NCAA investigators visited the University of Miami campus Monday looking into claims that more than a dozen former or current football players received gifts and services from convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro, his attorney said. Shapiro has told the NCAA he provided players with the use of a yacht and other favors, said his attorney, Maria Elena Perez. Shapiro and Perez have been talking with the NCAA about the matter for a couple of months and provided documentation, she said. University officials didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. School officials and current players were expected to be interviewed. Shapiro’s relationship with the program dates back about a decade. Some of the alleged incidents occurred in the past four years, which would be within the NCAA’s statute of limitations regarding violations. Shapiro, 42, was sentenced in June by a New Jersey federal judge to 20 years in prison for his role in an investment fraud scheme.

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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, left, gets hugged by teammate Jason Heyward, after driving in the winning run with a base hit in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Atlanta won 5-4.

Freeman’s single swamps Giants By The Associated Press ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman knew Brian Wilson had to throw a strike. He correctly guessed it’d come with heat. Freeman capped a threerun rally against Wilson, San Francisco’s star closer, in the ninth with a two-run, bases-loaded single to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 win over the Giants on Monday

night. “I knew I was going to get a pitch to hit,” Freeman said. “He’s got to throw a strike or walk in the tying run. ... I got a pitch to hit and got it up the middle.” Wilson (6-4) couldn’t hold a 4-2 lead. He gave up three hits and two walks in the ninth for his fifth blown save in 40 chances. The Braves rallied in the Giants’ first return to Atlanta

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Ambrose wins at the Glen By The Associated Press

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 6-5-0 La. Pick 4: 7-4-5-8 Weekly results: B2

since beating Atlanta in the 2010 NL division series. The Braves, a distant second in the NL East, stretched their lead to five games over San Francisco in the NL wild-card race. The Giants began the night two games behind first-place Arizona in the NL West. “We’re right in the thick of things,” said Giants manager Bruce Bochy. “This is August. We’ve got time to make this

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Marcos Ambrose celebrates winning the Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International on Monday.

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Marcos Ambrose missed his daughter’s first day of school. She probably won’t mind. The snakebitten Ambrose, deprived more than once of a NASCAR victory, beat Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch on a two-lap dash to the checkered flag Monday to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International. It was his first victory in 105 starts in NASCAR’s top series and atoned for a slipup a year ago on the road course at Sonoma, when he stalled his car under caution while leading with six laps to go and finished sixth.

“I’ve tried for 21⁄2 years,” Ambrose said. “We’re going to move onward and upward from here. It’s a proud day.” Ambrose has won all three Nationwide races he’s entered at Watkins Glen, and in three Cup starts here, he’s notched one second and two thirds, including an impressive drive from last to third in 2008. Finally pulling into Victory Lane was a feeling like no other. “This is almost surreal,” the affable Australian said in his No. 9 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports after crossing the finish line. Ambrose signed a multiyear deal with struggling RPM a year ago to

drive the No. 9 this season. That capped a tumultuous summer in which he opted to leave the No. 47 at JTG Daugherty Racing at the end of 2010 with one year left on his contract, even though he knew he was taking a big risk in difficult economic times. “There were days, weeks when I was anxious,” Ambrose said. “There were times I was sitting around the boardroom table and there was nobody else there. But you’ve got to roll the dice sometimes.” It was Ford’s first victory at Watkins Glen since Geoff Bodine won here in 1996 and See NASCAR, Page B3.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - World Series, semifinal 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 - World Series, semifinal MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. MLB - Arizona at Philadelphia 6 p.m. FSN - San Francisco at Atlanta 7 p.m. WGN - Chicago Cubs at Houston SOCCER 1:30 p.m. FSN - UEFA Champions League, Rubin at Lyon 7 p.m. FSN - UEFA Champions League, Arsenal vs. Udinese (tape)

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from staff & AP reports

Prep softball WC takes two wins at the Titan Classic Warren Central beat host Ridgeland twice in the Titan Classic, winning the first game 15-5 and taking the second, 5-3, on Saturday. Alexis Patterson went 4-for-4 with four RBIs, a double and a home run in the first game. Brooke Patterson went 3-for-3 in the second. Carly Henson won both games in the circle.

Prep Volleyball Lady Vikes take thriller over MRA Warren Central took a tiebreaking fourth game with a game-winning service point by Hannah Gore to take three out four games from Madison-Ridgeland Academy on Monday. Gore finished with 11 serves and eight points. Taylor Willis had five kills and Brooke Kistler had four kills.

NFL Buffalo Bills give up on Aaron Maybin PITTSFORD, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills ran out of time and patience in waiting for linebacker Aaron Maybin to develop before being left with little choice but to waive the former first-round pick on Monday. In two short years, Maybin went from promising pass-rusher to the Bills’ latest first-round bust in a move made a little over three weeks into training camp and two days after he failed to make an impact in a preseason-opening 10-3 loss at Chicago.

MLB Cole and Pirates agree at $8 million NEW YORK — UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the deadline to sign when the top selection in the June amateur draft agreed late Monday night to a minor league contract with an $8 million signing bonus. Cole had been among 23 firstround picks facing a midnight deadline to reach agreements with major league teams. “It’s essentially the largest signing bonus ever given an amateur player,” Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said. “Sometimes, it’s more advantageous for a player to take a minor league contract with a bonus that can be spread over nine months than a major league contract that would be spread out over four years.”

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aug. 16 1920 — Cleveland shortstop Ray Chapman is hit in the head with a pitch by the New York Yankees’ Carl Mays. Chapman suffers a fractured skull and dies the next day. It’s the only on-field fatality in major league history. 1954 — The first Sports Illustrated magazine is issued with a 25-cent price tag. The scene on the cover was a game at Milwaukee’s County Stadium. The Braves’ Eddie Mathews was swinging with Wes Westrum catching and Augie Donatelli umpiring. 1989 — Tom Drees pitches his third no-hitter of the season for Class AAA Vancouver, leading the Canadians over Las Vegas 5-0 in a seven-inning, first game of a doubleheader in the Pacific Coast League. Drees became the first pitcher in the Pacific Coast League or the major leagues with three nohitters in a year. 1998 — Jeff Gordon drives into the record book, becoming the seventh driver in NASCAR’s modern history to win four straight races as he comes from far back to take the Pepsi 400.

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scoreboard mlb American League East Division

W Boston...........................73 New York.......................73 Tampa Bay....................64 Toronto..........................61 Baltimore.......................47

L 46 46 55 60 72

Pct .613 .613 .538 .504 .395

Central Division

W Detroit............................64 Cleveland.......................60 Chicago.........................60 Minnesota......................53 Kansas City...................50

L 57 57 60 67 72

GB — — 9 13 26

Pct GB .529 — .513 2 .500 3 1/2 .442 10 1/2 .410 14 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................70 52 .574 — Los Angeles..................65 57 .533 5 Seattle...........................53 67 .442 16 Oakland.........................53 68 .438 16 1/2 Monday’s Games Minnesota 9, Detroit 6 N.Y. Yankees 7, Kansas City 4 Baltimore 6, Oakland 2 Texas 8, L.A. Angels 4 Seattle 6, Toronto 5 Today’s Games Tampa Bay (Shields 11-9) at Boston (Lester 11-6), 12:05 p.m., 1st game Minnesota (Blackburn 7-9) at Detroit (Verlander 17-5), 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Niemann 7-4) at Boston (Bedard 4-7), 6:10 p.m., 2nd game Cleveland (Jimenez 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 10-10), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 11-4) at Kansas City (Duffy 3-6), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Matusz 1-4) at Oakland (Moscoso 5-6), 9:05 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 10-4) at L.A. Angels (Chatwood 6-8), 9:05 p.m. Toronto (Mills 1-2) at Seattle (Vargas 7-10), 9:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay (Price 10-10) at Boston (Lackey 11-8), 12:35 p.m. Baltimore (Simon 3-5) at Oakland (McCarthy 5-6), 2:35 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 6-9) at Detroit (Penny 8-9), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Carmona 5-12) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 10-5), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Colon 8-6) at Kansas City (Chen 7-5), 7:10 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 11-5) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 9-8), 9:05 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 8-7) at Seattle (Beavan 3-3), 9:10 p.m.

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National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................78 Atlanta...........................71 New York.......................59 Washington....................57 Florida............................56

L 41 51 62 62 65

Pct .655 .582 .488 .479 .463

Central Division

W Milwaukee......................71 St. Louis........................65 Cincinnati.......................59 Pittsburgh......................57 Chicago.........................54 Houston.........................38

L 51 57 62 63 68 84

GB — 8 1/2 20 21 23

Pct GB .582 — .533 6 .488 11 1/2 .475 13 .443 17 .311 33

West Division

W L Pct GB Arizona..........................68 53 .562 — San Francisco...............66 56 .541 2 1/2 Colorado........................57 66 .463 12 Los Angeles..................55 65 .458 12 1/2 San Diego.....................54 69 .439 15 Monday’s Games Atlanta 5, San Francisco 4 Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 2 Chicago Cubs 4, Houston 3 Milwaukee 3, L.A. Dodgers 0 Colorado 7, Florida 4 N.Y. Mets 5, San Diego 4 Today’s Games Arizona (Collmenter 7-7) at Philadelphia (Halladay 15-4), 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 10-7) at Washington (Wang 1-2), 6:05 p.m. St. Louis (C.Carpenter 8-8) at Pittsburgh (Karstens 9-6), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 4-7) at Atlanta (Delgado 0-1), 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 10-8) at Houston (Myers 3-12), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 10-9) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 13-8), 7:10 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 6-6) at Colorado (Chacin 9-9), 7:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 11-9) at San Diego (Luebke 4-6), 9:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chicago Cubs (C.Coleman 2-4) at Houston (Norris 5-8), 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 10-4) at San Diego (Latos 6-11), 6:35 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 8-9) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 12-7), 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 8-5) at Washington (Detwiler 1-2), 6:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lohse 10-7) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 6-13), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 9-9) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 12-4), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Eovaldi 1-0) at Milwaukee (Greinke 11-4), 7:10 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 9-8) at Colorado (A.Cook 2-7), 7:40 p.m.

BRAVES 5, GIANTS 4

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MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS AMERICAN LEAGUE

G AdGonzalez Bos............ 117 MiYoung Tex.................. 120 Kotchman TB................. 104 VMartinez Det................ 105 MiCabrera Det................ 121 Ellsbury Bos................... 118 Konerko CWS................ 114 MeCabrera KC............... 118 Bautista Tor.................... 109 Pedroia Bos.................... 116

AB 480 482 358 389 431 488 411 501 383 462

R 81 60 34 53 78 85 54 73 85 78

H 169 162 120 125 138 153 128 156 119 143

Pct. .352 .336 .335 .321 .320 .314 .311 .311 .311 .310

RUNS—Granderson, New York, 107; Bautista, Toronto, 85; Ellsbury, Boston, 85; Kinsler, Texas, 84; AdGonzalez, Boston, 81; MiCabrera, Detroit, 78; Cano, New York, 78; Pedroia, Boston, 78; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 78. RBI—Granderson, New York, 94; AdGonzalez, Boston, 92; Teixeira, New York, 88; Konerko, Chicago, 82; MiYoung, Texas, 82; Cano, New York, 81; DOrtiz, Boston, 79. HITS—AdGonzalez, Boston, 169; MiYoung, Texas, 162; MeCabrera, Kansas City, 156; Ellsbury, Boston, 153; Pedroia, Boston, 143; AGordon, Kansas City, 142; Cano, New York, 141. DOUBLES—Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 37; AdGonzalez, Boston, 36; AGordon, Kansas City, 36; MiYoung, Texas, 35; Francoeur, Kansas City, 34; MeCabrera, Kansas City, 33; MiCabrera, Detroit, 32. TRIPLES—Granderson, New York, 9; Bourjos, Los Angeles, 8; AJackson, Detroit, 8; JWeeks, Oakland, 7; Cano, New York, 6; RDavis, Toronto, 6; Gardner, New York, 6; MiYoung, Texas, 6; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 6. HOME RUNS—Bautista, Toronto, 34; Granderson, New York, 33; Teixeira, New York, 32; Konerko, Chicago, 27; MarReynolds, Baltimore, 27; NCruz, Texas, 26; DOrtiz, Boston, 24. STOLEN BASES—Crisp, Oakland, 37; Gardner, New York, 36; RDavis, Toronto, 34; Andrus, Texas, 31; Ellsbury, Boston, 31; ISuzuki, Seattle, 30; Aybar, Los Angeles, 25. PITCHING—Verlander, Detroit, 17-5; Sabathia, New York, 16-7; Weaver, Los Angeles, 14-6; Tomlin, Cleveland, 12-5; Ogando, Texas, 12-5; Haren, Los Angeles, 12-6; Scherzer, Detroit, 12-7. STRIKEOUTS—Verlander, Detroit, 196; FHernandez, Seattle, 176; Sabathia, New York, 175; Shields, Tampa Bay, 167; Price, Tampa Bay, 158; Weaver, Los Angeles, 153; CWilson, Texas, 153. SAVES—Valverde, Detroit, 35; MaRivera, New York, 31; League, Seattle, 30; Papelbon, Boston, 27; Walden, Los Angeles, 26; SSantos, Chicago, 25; CPerez, Cleveland, 25.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

G AB R H Pct. JosReyes NYM............... 98 428 80 144 .336 Braun Mil........................ 110 409 79 134 .328 Morse Was..................... 107 374 52 120 .321 Kemp LAD...................... 120 440 74 141 .320 DanMurphy NYM............ 109 391 49 125 .320 Votto Cin........................ 120 443 78 141 .318 Holliday StL..................... 94 335 67 105 .313 Victorino Phi.................... 92 358 74 112 .313 Pence Phi....................... 114 454 56 141 .311 SCastro ChC.................. 119 510 69 158 .310 RUNS—Pujols, St. Louis, 81; JosReyes, New York, 80; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 80; Braun, Milwaukee, 79; JUpton, Arizona, 79; Votto, Cincinnati, 78; Fielder, Milwaukee, 75; Rollins, Philadelphia, 75. RBI—Howard, Philadelphia, 95; Fielder, Milwaukee, 89; Kemp, Los Angeles, 89; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 84; Braun, Milwaukee, 78; Bruce, Cincinnati, 78; Berkman, St. Louis, 76. HITS—SCastro, Chicago, 158; Bourn, Atlanta, 146; JosReyes, New York, 144; Kemp, Los Angeles, 141; Pence, Philadelphia, 141; JUpton, Arizona, 141; Votto, Cincinnati, 141. DOUBLES—JUpton, Arizona, 34; Beltran, San Francisco, 31; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 31; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 30; Holliday, St. Louis, 29; Pence, Philadelphia, 29; 12 tied at 28. TRIPLES—JosReyes, New York, 16; Fowler, Colorado, 12; Victorino, Philadelphia, 12; SCastro, Chicago, 8; Bourn, Atlanta, 7; SSmith, Colorado, 7; Infante, Florida, 6; Maybin, San Diego, 6; Morgan, Milwaukee, 6; Rasmus, St. Louis, 6. HOME RUNS—Pujols, St. Louis, 29; Berkman, St. Louis, 28; Kemp, Los Angeles, 28; Fielder, Milwaukee, 27; Stanton, Florida, 27; Uggla, Atlanta, 27; Bruce, Cincinnati, 26; Howard, Philadelphia, 26. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Atlanta, 45; JosReyes, New York, 34; Kemp, Los Angeles, 31; Maybin, San Diego, 31; Bonifacio, Florida, 28; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 28; Rollins, Philadelphia, 27. PITCHING—IKennedy, Arizona, 15-3; Halladay, Philadelphia, 15-4; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 14-5; Hamels, Philadelphia, 13-7; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 13-8; Jurrjens, Atlanta, 12-4; THudson, Atlanta, 12-7; ClLee, Philadelphia, 12-7; DHudson, Arizona, 12-8; Correia, Pittsburgh, 12-11. STRIKEOUTS—Kershaw, Los Angeles, 193; ClLee, Philadelphia, 177; Lincecum, San Francisco, 175; Halladay, Philadelphia, 163; Hamels, Philadelphia, 155; AniSanchez, Florida, 153; Garza, Chicago, 143; Greinke, Milwaukee, 143. SAVES—Kimbrel, Atlanta, 36; BrWilson, San Francisco, 35; Axford, Milwaukee, 35; LNunez, Florida, 32; HBell, San Diego, 32; Storen, Washington, 31; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 30.

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Chattanooga (Dodgers).29 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......27 Carolina (Reds).............23 Jackson (Mariners)........23 Huntsville (Brewers)......21

L 20 23 26 27 28

Pct. .592 .540 .469 .460 .429

GB — 2 1/2 6 6 1/2 8

South Division

W L Pct. GB Mobile (Diamondbacks).34 15 .694 — Jacksonville (Marlins)....25 25 .500 9 1/2 Montgomery (Rays).......25 25 .500 9 1/2 Mississippi (Braves)......22 28 .440 12 1/2 x-B-ham (White Sox)....19 31 .380 15 1/2 x-clinched first half Monday’s Games Carolina 6, Montgomery 5 Huntsville 1, Jackson 0 Today’s Games Mobile at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Carolina at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Tennessee at Jackson, 7:05 p.m. Huntsville at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Montgomery at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Carolina at Chattanooga, 10:15 a.m. Mobile at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Tennessee at Jackson, 7:05 p.m. Huntsville at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Montgomery at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen Results

Monday At Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, N.Y. Lap length: 2.45 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (3) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 92 laps, 132.2 rating, 47 points. 2. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 92, 122.7, 43. 3. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 92, 134.9, 43. 4. (9) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 92, 112.3, 40. 5. (13) Joey Logano, Toyota, 92, 100.6, 39. 6. (23) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 92, 86.9, 38. 7. (5) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevy, 92, 108.8, 38. 8. (2) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 92, 93.9, 37. 9. (40) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 92, 88.7, 35. 10. (4) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 92, 104.9, 35. 11. (19) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 92, 91.4, 34. 12. (8) Carl Edwards, Ford, 92, 85.1, 32. 13. (17) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 92, 96.7, 32. 14. (24) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 92, 79.4, 30.

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(25) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 92, 86.2, 29. (6) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 92, 70.4, 28. (14) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 92, 67.6, 27. (20) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 92, 68, 26. (11) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 92, 70.5, 25. (26) Casey Mears, Toyota, 92, 55.6, 24. (36) Andy Lally, Ford, 92, 52.7, 23. (15) Boris Said, Chevrolet, 92, 55.8, 22. (10) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 92, 68.7, 21. (31) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 92, 55.6, 20. (22) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 92, 55.1, 19. (18) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 92, 80.1, 18. (7) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 92, 96.2, 17. (16) David Ragan, accident, 91, 52.4, 16. (39) David Reutimann, accident, 91, 43.6, 15. (38) Ron Fellows, Chevy, accident, 91, 52.5, 0. (28) Greg Biffle, Ford, 91, 60.9, 13. (32) Paul Menard, accident, 85, 65.4, 12. (41) David Gilliland, Ford, brakes, 79, 37.3, 11. (43) Terry Labonte, transmission, 78, 33.3, 10. (35) Andrew Ranger, transmission, 75, 41.7, 0. (42) Denny Hamlin, accident, 65, 61.6, 8. (34) T.J. Bell, power steering, 58, 36.5, 7. (27) Kurt Busch, Dodge, accident, 48, 51.9, 6. (29) Scott Speed, suspension, 45, 30.1, 0. (21) Joe Nemechek, brakes, 12, 29.5, 0. (33) Michael McDowell, engine, 7, 29.9, 3. (30) J.J. Yeley, Ford, brakes, 5, 27.9, 2. (37) Mike Skinner, Toyota, brakes, 4, 28.3, 0. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 99.417 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 16 minutes, 2 seconds. Margin of Victory: Under Caution. Caution Flags: 5 for 14 laps. Lead Changes: 14 among 8 drivers. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Ky.Busch, 3 times for 49 laps; M.Ambrose, 4 times for 21 laps; A.Allmendinger, 1 time for 8 laps; J.Gordon, 2 times for 6 laps; J.Montoya, 1 time for 4 laps; B.Keselowski, 1 time for 2 laps; J.Johnson, 1 time for 1 lap; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 1 lap. ——— NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. ———

Sprint Cup standings 1. Kyle Busch...................................................... 752 1. Carl Edwards................................................. 752 3. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 746 4. Kevin Harvick................................................. 738 5. Matt Kenseth.................................................. 724 6. Kurt Busch..................................................... 712 7. Jeff Gordon.................................................... 700 8. Ryan Newman............................................... 686 9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 670 10. Tony Stewart................................................ 659 11. Clint Bowyer................................................. 634 12. *Denny Hamlin............................................. 626 13. Greg Biffle..................................................... 610 14. *Brad Keselowksi.......................................... 601 *Wild card leaders; the top 10 drivers in the standings qualify for the Chase, as do the next two highest drivers with the most wins.

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. Tallulah Academy at Park Place, 7 p.m. Riverfield at Central Hinds, 7 p.m. Madison-St. Joe at St. Aloysius, 7:30 p.m. Port Gibson at Hollandale Simmons, 7:30 p.m. Raymond at Hinds AHS, 7:30 p.m. x-Warren Central vs. Pearl, 8:30 p.m. x-Red Carpet Bowl, at Warren Central ———

Week 2

Aug. 25 Coahoma County at Port Gibson, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 Deer Creek at PCA, 7 p.m. Lee, Ark. at Tallulah Academy, 7 p.m. Central Hinds at Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Callaway at Warren Central, 7:30 p.m. St. Aloysius at Greenville-St. Joe, 7:30 p.m. Hinds AHS at Richland, 7:30 p.m. Open date: Vicksburg ———

Week 3

Sept. 2 Porters Chapel at Bens Ford, 7 p.m. Vicksburg at Richwood (La.), 7 p.m. Mangham at Madison Parish, 7 p.m. Claiborne Aca. at Tallulah Aca., 7 p.m. Copiah Academy at Central Hinds, 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. Tallulah Academy at Riverfield, 7 p.m. Lamar at Central Hinds, 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. Madison Parish at Port Gibson, 7:30 p.m. Stringer at Hinds AHS, 7:30 p.m. ———

Week 5

Sept. 16 Park Place at Porters Chapel, 7 p.m. Tallulah Academy at CENLA, 7 p.m. Central Hinds at Indianola Aca., 7 p.m. Delhi at Madison Parish, 7 p.m. Dexter at St. Aloysius, 7:30 p.m. Lawrence County at Vicksburg, 7:30 p.m. Port Gibson at Germantown, 7:30 p.m. Hinds AHS at Mount Olive, 7:30 p.m. Open date: Warren Central ———

Week 6

Sept. 23 Benton Academy at Porters Chapel, 7 p.m. Amite at Tallulah Academy, 7 p.m. Central Hinds at Simpson Academy, 7 p.m. Madison Parish at Loreauville, 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. Mendenhall at Port Gibson, 7:30 p.m. Bogue Chitto at Hinds AHS, 7:30 p.m. ———

Week 7

Sept. 30 Porters Chapel at Tri-County, 7 p.m. Glenbrook at Tallulah Academy, 7 p.m. Central Hinds at Sylva Bay, 7 p.m. Lake Providence at Madison Parish, 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. Raymond at Port Gibson, 7:30 p.m. Hinds AHS at Dexter, 7:30 p.m.

Week 8

Oct. 7 Warren Central at Madison Central, 7 p.m. Vicksburg at Greenville-Weston, 7 p.m. Port Gibson at Florence, 7 p.m. Salem at Hinds AHS, 7 p.m. PCA at Sylva Bay, 7 p.m. Prentiss Christian at Tallulah Academy, 7 p.m. Riverdale at Central Hinds, 7 p.m. Rayville at Madison Parish, 7 p.m. Oct. 8 St. Aloysius at Resurrection, 7 p.m. ———

Week 9

Oct. 14 Stringer at St. Aloysius, 7 p.m. Madison Central at Vicksburg, 7 p.m. Murrah at Warren Central, 7 p.m. Port Gibson at Magee, 7 p.m. Hinds AHS at University Christian, 7 p.m. Heidelberg at PCA, 7 p.m. Tallulah Academy at WCCA, 7 p.m. Central Hinds at Canton Academy, 7 p.m. Richwood at Madison Parish, 7 p.m. ———

Week 10

Oct. 21 Warren Central at Clinton, 7 p.m. Vicksburg at Murrah, 7 p.m. Richland at Port Gibson, 7 p.m. Manchester at PCA, 7 p.m. Prairie View at Tallulah Academy, 7 p.m. Central Hinds at River Oaks, 7 p.m. Madison Parish at Carroll, 7 p.m. Open date: St. Aloysius, Hinds AHS ———

Week 11

Oct. 28 PCA at Prentiss Christian, 7 p.m. Bogue Chitto at St. Aloysius, 7 p.m. Vicksburg at Warren Central, 7 p.m. Tallulah Academy at Union Christian, 7 p.m. Prairie View at Central Hinds, 7 p.m. Cathedral at Hinds AHS, 7 p.m. Open date: Madison Parish, Port Gibson ———

Week 12

Nov. 4 St. Aloysius at Mount Olive, 7 p.m. Clinton at Vicksburg, 7 p.m. Jim Hill at Warren Central, 7 p.m. Madison Parish at Farmerville, 7 p.m. Nov. 5 Hinds AHS at Resurrection, TBA

college football 2011 Mississippi college schedule Week 1

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

Week 2

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

Week 3

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

Week 4

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

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-3-3 La. Pick 4: 7-7-7-0 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-5-0 La. Pick 4: 7-4-5-8 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-7-5 La. Pick 4: 3-2-9-2 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-3-9 La. Pick 4: 0-5-8-2 Easy 5: 15-16-23-30-32 La. Lotto: 2-7-16-18-37-39 Powerball: 11-18-36-41-46 Powerball: 38 ; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-8-1 La. Pick 4: 8-5-9-7 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-6-6 La. Pick 4: 6-2-4-6 Saturday’s drawing 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


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

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Thome hits home run No. 600 Brewers turn rare triple play

ered for the NL Central-leading Brewers, who have won 17 of 19 and have a six-game lead over second-place St. Louis after the Cardinals lost 6-2 at Pittsburgh. Milwaukee converted four double plays and threw out two runners at home, including one on the triple play. In the second, James Loney hit a grounder that second baseman Josh Wilson grabbed up the middle, flipping the ball out of his glove to shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt. Betancourt threw to Prince Fielder at first and Fielder fired home, where George Kottaras tagged out Matt Kemp.

By The Associated Press Jim Thome hit his 600th career home run an inning after he hit No. 599 to help the Minnesota Twins outslug the Detroit Tigers 9-6 on Monday night. Thome became the eighth major leaguer to reach 600, hitting a three-run shot off Daniel Schlereth in the seventh inning to give Minnesota a 9-5 lead. An inning earlier, Thome hit No. 599 with a two-run shot off Rick Porcello (11-8) that broke a 3-all tie. Francisco Liriano (8-9) allowed five runs in six innings for the Twins and Joe Nathan earned his 10th save. Both of Thome’s homers were hit to the opposite field. When No. 600 cleared the fence in left, Thome raised his right fist as he went around first base, and the crowd in Detroit came to its feet to applaud him. Before Monday’s game, Thome hadn’t homered since Aug. 4.

Mariners 6, Blue Jays 5 Mike Carp and Casper Wells hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning to lead Seattle’s comeback.

Yankees 7, Royals 4 Derek Jeter drove in three runs, including two with a go-

Mets 5, Padres 4 Scott Hairston drove in the go-ahead run with a fielder’s choice with one out in the 10th inning and New York snapped a five-game losing streak and won for just the fourth time in 15 games.

Pirates 6, Cardinals 2 The associated press

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Jim Thome rounds the bases after hitting his 600th career home run in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers on Monday. ahead triple in the sixth, and struggling A.J. Burnett finally won a game in August for New York.

Rangers 8, Angels 4 Nelson Cruz and Mike Napoli hit back-to-back homers and Michael Young added a two-run single during a sixrun fifth inning for streaking Texas.

Orioles 6, Athletics 2 Robert Andino hit a go-

ahead bases-loaded double in the seventh inning, and Josh Bell added a two-run single as Baltimore picked up a rare victory on the road.

Brewers 3, Dodgers 0 Randy Wolf tossed eight effective innings and the Brewers turned a triple play as part of a superb defensive effort in a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy and Corey Hart hom-

Ryan Doumit went 4-for-4 and hit a tiebreaking threerun home run to lift the Pirates to a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cubs 4, Astros 3 Geovany Soto had three hits and two RBIs and Kerry Wood earned his first save in over a year as the Chicago Cubs won for the 12th time in 15 games with a victory over the Astros.

Rockies 7, Marlins 4 Jason Giambi hit a threerun homer to cap a four-run ninth inning, and the Rockies rallied for a victory over the Marlins.

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Houston’s defense is key in win HOUSTON (AP) — Houston coach Gary Kubiak brought in Wade Phillips to rebuild the Texans’ defense. The group showed progress in the preseason opener against the New York Jets. The Texans had seven sacks and running back Chris Ogbonnaya scored two touchdowns in Houston’s 20-16 win over the Jets on Monday night. Phillips has had only a few weeks to teach the Texans how to play a 3-4 scheme, a change from the 4-3 they played last season. Kubiak liked what he saw, though the Jets outgained Houston 310-221. “It was exciting to find a way to win the game there at the end, because we played really, really exceptionally on the defensive side of the ball throughout the game,” Kubiak said. The starters for both sides only played the first quarter. The Jets’ Mark Sanchez looked sharp, completing 6 of 7 passes, two to Santonio Holmes. Sanchez’s usual backup, Mark Brunell, did not play because of a finger injury, leaving the rest of the game to seventh-round draft pick Greg McElroy, the former Alabama star. The Jets’ first-string offense produced four first downs and 73 yards, but only three points.

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Houston Texans wide receiver Lestar Jean catches a pass as New York Jets’ Chris Jennings defends during the fourth quarter Monday. “We would’ve liked to score a touchdown on that first drive, but we didn’t,” Sanchez said. “I was proud of the first group moving the ball the way we did. Now, we just need to finish in the red zone.” Matt Schaub, meanwhile, looked shaky for the Texans. He went 2-for-5 for 20 yards and was sacked once before Matt Leinart replaced him. Ogbonnaya accounted for

104 total yards — 37 on the ground and 67 receiving. He was just about the last running back standing for Houston after Derrick Ward left in the first half with a head injury. Arian Foster, the 2010 league rushing champ, and backups Steve Slaton and Ben Tate were sidelined with hamstring injuries. “Hats off to Ogbonnaya, the young man’s had a great camp

regents to take any action he deems necessary in terms of realignment. He said Texas A&M is looking only at the SEC right now, but didn’t rule out other possibilities. “It’s not so much what’s wrong with the Big 12, it’s what’s right for Texas A&M and where we want to go in time,” he said. The Big 12 will begin the football season in a few weeks with 10 teams after Nebraska (Big Ten) and

Colorado (Pac-12) left in July, a year after a seismic shift in conference alignment. The Big 12 did not respond to requests for comment Monday, though Commissioner Dan Beebe told USA Today on Sunday that the Big 12 was interested in maintaining 10 member schools. Loftin said he would have to consider the financial consequences to leaving the Big 12, if Texas A&M wants to

for two weeks,” Kubiak said. “Really, he was all we had. He played the whole game. He’s been a real warrior for us.” Houston trailed 16-13 in the final quarter when Derrick Townsel returned a punt to the New York 37. Two plays later, rookie T.J. Yates completed a 28-yard pass to rookie Lestar Jean to the 1. Ogbonnaya dived into the end zone on the first play following the two-minute warning. The Jets had a chance to win it in the final minute, but undrafted free agent Michael Campbell dropped a 32-yard pass from McElroy in the end zone. “Obviously, I hate losing, our team hates losing,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “I don’t care if it’s preseason or not, we know in the big picture, you forget about what your record is. But still, at the time, I hate losing.” Leinart, who turned down offers from other teams to return to Houston and back up Schaub, also looked solid, except for an interception that led to the Jets’ lone touchdown. Leinart went 8-for14 for 78 yards in about two quarters. Sanchez completed his first four throws, and the Jets drove inside the Houston 15. Linebacker Xavier Adibi sacked Sanchez on third down, forcing New York to settle for Nick Folk’s 33-yard field goal.

Aggies Continued from Page B1. championships in football but on Sunday reaffirmed its 12-school membership while leaving the door open to expansion. “There is no bid,” Loftin said. “There has never been a bid to invite us into the SEC at any time in the past and if it were to occur in the future, we would certainly want to evaluate that.” Loftin met with reporters shortly after receiving authority from the board of

go somewhere else. The Big 12, including Texas A&M, agreed to a 13-year television deal with Fox Sports in April that is worth more than $1 billion. If the Aggies leave the conference, there is a chance the contract could be voided, which could lead to legal issues for Texas A&M and its new league. Texas A&M also could be subject to buyout or exit fees if it bolts.

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Braves Continued from Page B1. to second and third before Martin Prado delivered a run-scoring single to left, trimming the Giants’ lead to 4-3 and moving Lugo to third. Wilson walked Brian McCann on four pitches to load the bases before striking out Dan Uggla to bring Freeman to the plate. Freeman worked the count full and then waited on a fastball. Freeman said he expected Wilson to throw “either a two-seamer or a cutter.” He said he got the two-seamer. The rookie first baseman lined the 3-2 pitch over the middle to drive in Lugo and Prado. Braves players

stormed out of their dugout to celebrate around Freeman near second base. “I’m not worried about what a hitter can do,” Wilson said. “I pitch to my strengths. They hit them where we weren’t. “I lost the game. I blew it.” After the game, Freeman inspected the damage from the celebration. He said a toe that was stepped on by a teammate was numb. An elbow also was sore, or at least that was his best guess. “We’ll see in about two hours when the adrenalin rubs off,” he said with a smile.

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the 15th different winner in Cup races this year. Busch, trying to win a second time from the pole at Watkins Glen, led the field to the green flag for the final two laps. But Keselowski, racing with a broken left ankle and trying for his second straight win and third of the season, dove from third to the lead entering the first turn with Ambrose also streaking past Busch. “Those guys didn’t care to give me any room,” said Busch, who finished second to brother Kurt here in Saturday’s Nationwide race. “There’s only one corner you’ve got to make, and as soon as you make it through that corner and can keep everybody behind, it’s

smooth sailing from there.” Ambrose then closed on Keselowski in the chicane after zooming through the high-speed esses and passed him for the lead before the final lap. “I wanted to win,” said Keselowski, who has the first wild card for the Chase and moved up four spots in the standings to 14th. “We had a shot at it, and that’s all you can ask as a driver.” Busch finished third, and Martin Truex Jr. and Joey Logano rounded out the top five. Kevin Harvick was sixth, followed by defending race winner Juan Pablo Montoya, AJ Allmendinger, Jeff Burton and Jimmie Johnson.

Saints Continued from Page B1. suburban New Orleans. He said recently he was looking forward to playing healthy again this season. That still might happen, but not in New Orleans, where he also has been among the most active players on the team in terms of his charitable work. If he doesn’t find work as a lineman, he likely won’t have trouble keeping busy. He has long talked of wanting to enroll in medical school after his football career ended. In the meantime, Brees will have to get used to a new right tackle, with Strief, a five-year veteran out of Northwestern, appearing to have the edge at this time. Brees referred to Strief as a “renaissance man” on the offensive line because he has played both tackle spots and also is regularly inserted as an eligible tight end. “We’ve even thrown a pass to him, although don’t bring that up with him,” Brees said, referring to a short

pass Strief dropped in the end zone last season. “So he’s a guy I’ve got a lot of confidence in. I know he’s been biding his time, waiting for his opportunity and I’m excited for him. I’m excited because I know how hard he’s worked and he deserves to be in the position he is to fight for that job.” Stinchcomb had three years left on a five-year extension he signed in 2009. He was due about $2.25 million in base salary this season. Although Strief was competing for playing time at the same spot, he said he and Stinchcomb were close. “It’s really bittersweet. It’s like somebody coming and telling you that you’re getting something you’ve always wanted but at the detriment to your brother,” Strief said. “And that’s exactly how I see Jon. He has been a mentor here for me and a friend and he’ll continue to be. It’s hard to come out to practice and not see him there.”


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Memories at Graceland

tonight on tv n MOVIE “The American President” — A political rival turns the widowed president’s, Michael Douglas, romance with an environmental lobbyist, Annette Bening, into an election-year issue./7 on Encore n SPORTS MLB — A couple of playoff contenders, the San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves, continue their four-game series at Turner Field./6 on FSN n PRIMETIME Michael Douglas “Take the Money and Run” — Sisters in Miami try to hide a briefcase containing $100,000 from local police officers./8 on ABC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Julie Newmar, actress, 78; Billy Joe Shaver, country singer, 72; Bruce Beresford, movie director, 71; Lesley Ann Warren, actress, 65; Kathie Lee Gifford, TV personality, 58; James Cameron, movie director, 57; Laura Innes, actress, 54; Madonna, singer, 53; Angela Bassett, actress, 53; Timothy Hutton, actor, 51; Steve Carell, actor, 49; Emily Robison, country singer, 39; Vanessa Carlton, singer, 31; Rumer Willis, actress, 23; Greyson Chance, singer-pianist, 14. n DEATH Jeffrey Ash — A theatrical advertising executive who later became a successful producer for shows on Broadway, off-Broadway and in London’s West End has died at 65. Publicist Shirley Herz said Monday that Ash died Aug. 8 at his home in Manhattan. Although no cause of death was immediately known, Ash had long suffered from an autoimmune disorder. As an ad man, Ash helped represent such original Broadway shows as “A Little Night Music,”“Pippin,”“Pacific Overtures,”“Annie,”“Evita,”“Glengarry Glen Ross,”“Nine,”“La Cage Aux Folles” and “M Butterfly.” As a producer, he found success with the off-Broadway hit “Other People’s Money” in 1989. He went on to produce the 2002 Broadway revival of “The Crucible” and the revival of “Finian’s Rainbow” in 2009, among many others.

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Ailing Haggard axes show, heads home A spokeswoman says country star Merle Haggard has left a North Texas hospital after not feeling well and canceling a show. Tresa Redburn said Monday that the 74-yearold entertainer was being driven, on his tour bus, to his home in the Redding, Calif., area. She said Haggard will be checked by his own doctors. Redburn said that Haggard on Saturday went to a Fort Worth hospital for some tests, then left Merle Haggard early Sunday. She declined to provide details on his medical condition. Haggard canceled his appearance Saturday night at Billy Bob’s Texas. He had surgery for lung cancer in 2008.

Move over, Santa — Gaga taking over Christmas is getting a makeover — Lady Gaga style: The singer and her team are going to reinterpret Santa’s workshop and put it on display at Barneys in New York. She’ll get an entire floor and take over the coveted windows starting in mid-November at the retailer’s flagship Madison Avenue store, Mark Lee, Barneys CEO, announced Monday. There will also be a collection of Gaga’s Workshop gift items that will raise money for a charity of her Lady choice. Gaga Campaign visuals, including a cartoon rendering of Gaga with long blue hair and a sparkly red jumpsuit, will be used to decorate shopping bags and other packaging, and will be featured on the company’s website.

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Fake pterodactyl nabs statue surfer A bronze surfer statue near San Diego that’s been the target of many gags has been hit again. Unknown pre-dawn pranksters on Saturday constructed an elaborate scene of a pterodactyl seemingly about to pluck the sculpture of a young surfer off his board. The pranksters placed a painted backdrop of a volcanic eruption behind the surfer statue. Crowds of gawkers and photographers gathered around the 16-foot creation after the sun rose. Last year someone surrounded the roadside statue in Cardiff-by-the-Sea with a papier mache model of a great white shark that appeared to be swallowing it whole.

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Tears flow as fans flock to remember Elvis MEMPHIS (AP) — Silent mourners with heads bowed and yellow-orange candlelight leading the way paid their respects to Elvis Presley at his grave at Graceland, his longtime Memphis home, to remember the 34th anniversary of his sudden death. Thousands of Elvis devotees, candles in hand, walked in the humid night to the graves of Elvis and his relatives, some wiping away tears as they filed past. Flower arrangeElvis ments and Presley heart-shaped wreaths decorated the burial site as “If I Can Dream” and other songs played softly in the background. The vigil was to extend past midnight and into this morning, marking the anniversary of the King’s death on Aug. 16, 1977. The vigil is the main draw of “Elvis Week,” and some waited hours outside the stately mansion for the procession to start. Visitors came from Japan, England, Germany and other countries. Some wore full Elvis outfits, others just his trademark sunglasses or sideburns. Temperatures were in the high 80s much of the day, sharply down from the suffocating 100degree heat that greeted Elvis fans last August.

The associated press

Elvis fans gather at the gates of Graceland for a candlelight vigil marking the 34th anni-

Elvis tribute artist Marcos Santos, left, serenades Louise Smith of Southaven. Above, Charlotte Stone of Griffin, Ga., cries as Elvis music is played.

Concert experiments with all-mobile ticketing NEW YORK (AP) — A recent concert featuring the dance duo LMFAO and rapper/ producer Swizz Beatz seemed like a typical summer concert. But the fans who attended were actually taking part in an experiment in mobile ticketing. The Billboard Summer Blowout party was billed as the first event for which every ticket distributed was done via mobile phones. Joshua Dziabiak, founder of ShowClix, the company behind the service, said the new MMS ticketing system was the first of its kind to be used in the United States and hopes the system will revolutionize the way ticketing works. “It’s the ability to have your event tickets delivered to your mobile device without having to print anything out,” he said before Thursday’s free concert. “It’s a lot easier for patrons to remember their tickets.” ShowClix has been making mobile ticketing available for concerts for the past three years. When someone buys tickets for an event, instead of getting paper tickets, the purchaser has it sent to his mobile phone via a text message. Once he turns up to the venue and shows his phone, another device is used to scan it. The ecological benefits of the system are a big draw for brands looking to be more ecofriendly. In addition, without having to print paper tickets, the cost to the promoter

First Birthday –

Jayvion Veontae Banks

celebrates his first birthday today, August 16. Jayvion is the son of Margie Nix & Mr. Vivian “Rocky” Banks Griffin of Vicksburg, MS. Maternal grandparents are Robert Lee & Shirlean Shepard of Vicksburg, Ms. Paternal grandparents are the late Amanda Odoms & the late Vivian banks of Fayette, MS.

versary of the death of Elvis Presley Monday in Memphis.

is less, said Dziabiak, adding that the marketing potential is also endless. Redfoo of the chart topping LMFAO supports the new system.

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Bargain-hunting husband is a hoarder Dear Abby: Your response to “Secondhand Rose” (June 11) was well-intentioned but won’t provide the level of intervention her husband needs. He’s clearly a compulsive shopper and hoarder, and her going along on his buying trips will only lead to more family conflict and bad feelings without solving anything. He needs cognitive behavioral therapy, the sooner the better. Like all addicts, he will probably be unwilling to admit he needs treatment and resist going. The best way to deal with this is family intervention — like what is done with alcoholics and drug addicts. The family would be helped by going to Al-Anon meetings for support and to help them understand. Just substitute the word “hoarding” for alcohol and the picture will be clear. If there’s a Clutterers Anonymous meeting nearby

DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL

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and he is willing to go, that would be ideal. There are also online meetings. Hoarding is a serious, lifethreatening and life-consuming disorder like any other addiction. Getting better without treatment is unlikely. — Gloria V., One Who Knows Dear Gloria: Many readers felt as you do, that “Secondhand Rose’s” husband has a serious disorder and needs professional help. One organization that has been mentioned before in this column is The Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation. Its website is www.ocfoundation.org. Read

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Although you know a close friend has the information you’ve been seeking, you might be too reluctant to call him or her on it. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Avoid trying to imitate the way another does something, because you would be far more effective in doing things your own way. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Certain people with whom you’re involved will have long memories. Thus, whether you are cooperative or uncooperative with them won’t easily be forgotten. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Don’t allow multiple responsibilities to intimidate you. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Remember, knowledge acquired makes you a more valuable person. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Although you’re only likely to put forth nominal effort on matters that should be of personal importance, don’t treat the interests of others in the same manner. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Unless you try your best to smooth over conditions that are a bit abrasive, you could find yourself in the middle of a brouhaha. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — The only way your normal channels of revenue have a chance of yielding larger returns than usual is if you can keep your expenses down. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Projects that require tenacity and boldness are the ones that usually appeal to you, but for some reason, this might not be true right now. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Even though you should be focusing on situations where you can derive some type of commission, you’re likely to direct all your attention on anything but. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — If you can be more of a listener than a talker, you could learn something that is extremely beneficial — but this might be more than you can expect of yourself. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Unless you make a concerted effort to do so, you aren’t likely to recoup any losses, whether tangible or intangible.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I have two questions. Does tanning oil cause blackheads and pimples? My grandmother says it does. Next, when do boys stop growing? I’m 15 and I’m 5-foot-2-inches. — Ken, Ames, Iowa. Ken: Adding oil of any kind can make a poor complexion worse, but it won’t be the cause of pimples and blackheads. Most boys reach their maximum height between the ages of 15 and 16, but it’s not unusual for them to continue growing when they are 17, 18 and even 19. Height and body type are traits that are inher-

ited from both parents. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.

on: Dear Abby: I have a suggestion for Rose. Why not check with a local charity and ask what it needs? Give her husband the list and have him search for bargains, then donate them to the charity. It’s win-win. The donation can be declared on their tax return, they won’t have loads of clutter, the charity benefits, and her husband can continue to use his bargain-hunting skills. — Victoria in Olympia, Wash. Dear Abby: Is it possible that this collector could turn his hobby into a business? In this poor economy, more people are buying used. Some options would be: garage sales of his own, or rent a small shop or space in a consignment store. We may have a budding entrepreneur here. — Paula in Jefferson City, Mo. Dear Abby: Rose’s husband

has a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Her conclusion that her home is turning into a warehouse is correct; hoarders value trash and are blind to their illness, believing they are only “collectors.” They twist every conversation you have with them in an attempt to save their trash and will destroy normal relationships with family. Rose needs to educate and protect herself before it’s too late. Eventually her home will completely deteriorate because normal maintenance will be impossible. She won’t be able to clean because of the piles of junk. — Still Digging Out in California

• 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 Abby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Essential thrombocytosis gets worse with time Dear Dr. Gott: I have been diagnosed with essential thrombocytosis. I am being treated with hydroxyurea. I also experience leg cramps, neuropathy in my feet and a dropped left foot. I previously had chemotherapy and radiation for cervical cancer. I was wondering what the other effects of my disease, besides clotting, there are, as well as any suggested treatments you might have. My mother regularly reads your column and has tried some of your remedies. They have worked for her so I hope you can help me, too. Dear Reader: Essential thrombocytosis is also known as essential or primary thrombocythemia and has no known cause. It occurs when the bone marrow makes too many platelets, which are needed to stop bleeding. In essential thrombocytosis, platelets either clump together abnormally, causing clots and other circulatory problems, or they become ineffective, leading to excessive bleeding. In some cases it can also affect the number of red and white blood cells. If there is an underlying cause, the condition is then known as reactive or secondary thrombocytosis. The condition is progressive, meaning it worsens over time. Symptoms can include dizziness, easy bruising, headache, bloody stools, numbness of the hands or feet, ulcers on the toes or fingers, nosebleeds, pro-

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longed bleeding after surgery or tooth removal, and bleeding from the gums, gastrointestinal and/or urinary tracts, respiratory system or skin. It appears that you are already on an appropriate medication. You might benefit from discontinuing smoking, maintaining a normal weight, exercising regularly, eating a balanced, healthful diet, using caution when shaving or using sharp instruments such as knives and scissors, and avoiding contact sports.

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


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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION FFP Project 121 LLC Project No. 14012-000 NOTICE OF PRELIMINARY PERMIT APPLICATION ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND SOLICITING COMMENTS, MOTIONS TO INTERVENE, AND COMPETING APPLICATIONS (August 3, 2011) On January 10, 2011, FFP Project 121 LLC filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of hydropower on the Mississippi River, near Vicksburg, in Warren County, Mississippi and near Tallulah in Madison Parish, Louisiana. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners' express permission. The proposed Vicksburg Bend hydrokinetic project would consist of the following: (1) up to 8,340 SmarTurbine generating units installed in arrays on the bottom of the river; (2) the total capacity of the installation would be up to 333,600 kilowatts; (3) flexible cables would convey each arrays power to a metering station; and (4) a transmission line would interconnect with the power grid. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of KEEP UP WITH all the lo758,681,460 kilowatt-hours cal news and sales...Sub(kWh), which would be sold scribe to The Vicksburg to a local utility. Post TODAY!! Call 601Applicant Contact: Ramya 636-4545, Circulation. Swaminathan, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114; phone (978) 283-2822. FERC Contact: Michael Spencer, (202) 502-6093. Deadline for filing comments, Center For motions to intervene, Pregnancy Choices competing applications (withFree Pregnancy Tests out notices of intent), or (non-medical facility) notices of intent to file · Education on All competing applications: 60 Options days from the issuance of this notice. Competing · Confidential Counapplications and notices of seling intent must meet the Call 601-638-2778 requirements of 18 CFR for appt 4.36. Comments, motions to www.vicksburgpregnanintervene, notices of intent, and competing applications cy.com may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the Effective March 25, instructions on the Commission's website 2011. The Horizon www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efilchips were ing.asp. Commenters can discontinued. You submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without may redeem Horizon prior registration, using the Casino chips during eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filnormal business ing/ecomment.asp. You hours at the Grand must include your name and Station Casino cage contact information at the end of your comments. For through July 25, 2011. assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov; call toll-free at (866) 208-3676; or, for TTY, Find a Honey of a Deal in contact (202) 502-8659. the Classifieds...Zero in on Although the Commission that most wanted or hard strongly encourages to find item. electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the "eLibrary" link of the Commission's website at www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-14012-000) in the You will field assist docket number to with new hire processing, access the document. For maintaining employee records, producing assistance, contact FERC Online Support. reports, benefit administration, and other Kimberly D. Bose, human resources activities. This position Secretary. Publish: 8/9, 8/30highly confidential will8/16, deal8/23, with (4t)

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INVITATION FOR BIDS FOREST PRODUCTS FOR SALE NOTICE Sealed bids will be received by the Vicksburg Warren Schools up to and no later than 10:00 a.m., August 17, 2011 for the right to cut and remove all timber, standing or down, designated for that purpose on INVITATION FOR BIDS Section 16, Township 18 FOREST PRODUCTS North, Range 2 East FOR SALE County, Mississippi. Warren Before bids are submitted, NOTICE full information Sealed bids willconcerning be received the material for sale, by the Vicksburg Warren conditions Schools upoftosale andand no later submission of bids should be than 10:00 a.m., August 17, obtained fromright Tommy 2011 for the to cut and Walker, Mississippi Forestry remove all timber, standing Commission Office, for that or down, designated Vicksburg, purpose onMississippi, phone Sectionnumber 16, Township 18 601-927-9383. North, Range 2 East The rightCounty, to rejectMississippi. any and all Warren Before bids are submitted, bids is reserved. full information concerning Please send invoice and the material for sale,to: proof of publication conditions Warren of sale and Vicksburg Schools submission of bids should be P.O. Box 820065 obtained from Vicksburg, MSTommy 39182 Walker,send Mississippi Forestry Please an additional Commission Office, to: proof of publication Vicksburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Forestry phone number Commission 601-927-9383. Capital District The right to reject 3139 Highway 468any and all Pearl, 39208 bids is MS. reserved. Publish: 7/26,invoice 8/2, 8/9, 8/16 Please send and (4t) proof of publication to: Vicksburg Warren Schools P.O. Box 820065TRUSTEE'S SUBSTITUTED Vicksburg, 39182 NOTICE OFMS SALE Please send an additional WHEREAS, on the to: 10th day proof of publication of July, 2003, Michael A. Mississippi Forestry Mahoney and Peggy Commission Capital District Mahoney executed a Deed 3139 Highway 468M. Bost, of Trust to William Pearl, MS. 39208 Jr., Trustee, for the use and Publish: 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16 benefit of Jeanne Marguerite (4t)

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Mahoney, which Deed of Trust is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Deed of Trust Record Book 1403 at Page 735 thereof, WHEREAS, Jeanne Marguerite Mahoney, is the present legal holder and beneficiary of the Deed of Trust referred to above; WHEREAS, on July 28, 2011, the legal holder of the said Deed of Trust and the note secured thereby, substituted Eugene A. Perrier, as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms there of, by instrument recorded on August 2, 2011, in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Deed of Trust Book 1524 at Page 843 thereof; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deeds of trust and the entire debt secured thereby, having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, Jeanne Marguerite Mahoney, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Trustee's fees and expense of sale; NOW THEREFORE, I, Eugene A. Perrier, Substituted Trustee in said deeds of trust, will on the 6th day of September, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry for cash to the highest bidder, and sell with legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the West Front door of the County Courthouse at Vicksburg, County of Warren, State of Mississippi, the following described property situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Beginning at a point in the South right of way of U.S. Highway 80 which lies 520.5 feet from the Northwest corner of a tract of land conveyed to Joe Palermo et ux of record in Deed Book 189 at Page 558 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. Palermo's Northwest corner is 2,137.5 feet West of the East line of Section 24 measured along Highway 80. Said point being the Northwest corner of that certain tract conveyed by L. E. Mahoney to Colleen Wells by deed recorded in Deed Book 512 Page 264, thence at right angles to course of Highway 80, South 4 degrees East 240.0 feet to Southeast corner of the C. Wells tract; thence South 86 degrees West parallel to Highway 80, 260.0 feet; thence at right angles to the course of Highway 80, South 4 degrees East 832.0 feet; thence North 86 degrees East, parallel to Highway 80, for 480.5 feet; thence North 4 degrees West, at right angles to Highway 80, 1050 feet to a point in the South right of way, South 86 degrees West 128.5 feet to a stone right of way marker, thence North 4 degrees West 20.0 feet to Stone right of way Marker; thence South 86 degrees West 92.0 feet to the point of beginning all lying in Section 24, Range 16 North, Range 4 East. I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, on this the 10th day of August, 2011. _______________________ EUGENE A. PERRIER SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE PREPARED BY: EUGENE A. PERRIER, LLC 1001-B ADAMS STREET VICKSBURG, MS 391832535 TELEPHONE 601-630-9000 Publish: 8/16, 8/23, 8/30(3t)

01. Legals ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS HILLDALE WATER DISTRICT, INC. 4326 Lee Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 Separate sealed BIDS for MAINTENANCE OF ELEVATED AND GROUND STORAGE TANKS INCLUDING PRESSURE WASHING, SANDBLASTING, PAINTING AND REPAIR will be received by the HILLDALE WATER DISTRICT INC., herein called the "OWNER," at the office of the Hilldale Water District until 3:00 o' clock P.M., 13th day of September, 2011 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. The CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be examined at the following locations: Benchmark Engineering, Inc., 937 W. Chickasaw St., Brookhaven, MS 39601 Hilldale Water District, Inc., 4326 Lee Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180. Copies of the CONTRACT DOCUMENTS may be obtained at the office of BENCHMARK ENGINEERING, INC., Consulting Engineers, 937 W. Chickasaw St., Brookhaven, Mississippi 39601 (P.O. Box 228, Brookhaven, MS 39602) upon payment of $50.00 for each set, none of which is refundable. The owner reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all Bids. Each Bidder must affix his current Certification of Responsibility Number on the outside of the sealed envelope containing his proposal and on the proposal and on the proposal where indicated. No Bidder may withdraw his Bid within Sixty (60) days after actual date of opening thereof. ____________________ Donald L. Robey, President Hilldale Water District, Inc. Publish: 8/16(1t) Publish: 8/16, 8/23, 8/30(3t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF ESTATE OF LAWRENCE B. STOREY, JR., DECEASED PROBATE NO. 2011-096PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary upon the Estate of Lawrence B. Storey, Jr., deceased, having been granted to the undersigned on the 2nd day of August, 2011, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said estate to present the same to the Clerk of said Court for probate and registration, according to law, within 90 days from the first publication of this notice or they will be forever barred. Dated this the 3rd day of August, 2011. Lawrence B. Storey, III, Executor of the Estate of Lawrence B. Storey, Jr., Deceased Publish: 8/9, 8/16, 8/23(3t) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION FFP Project 121 LLC Project No. 14012-000 NOTICE OF PRELIMINARY PERMIT APPLICATION ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND SOLICITING COMMENTS, MOTIONS TO INTERVENE, AND COMPETING APPLICATIONS (August 3, 2011) On January 10, 2011, FFP Project 121 LLC filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of hydropower on the Mississippi River, near Vicksburg, in Warren County, Mississippi and near Tallulah in Madison Parish, Louisiana. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners' express permission. The proposed Vicksburg Bend hydrokinetic project would consist of the following: (1) up to 8,340 SmarTurbine generating units installed in arrays on the bottom of the river; (2) the total capacity of the installation would be up to 333,600 kilowatts; (3) flexible cables would convey each arrays power to a metering station; and (4) a transmission line would interconnect with the power grid. The proposed project would have an average annual generation of 758,681,460 kilowatt-hours (kWh), which would be sold to a local utility. Applicant Contact: Ramya Swaminathan, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114; phone (978) 283-2822. FERC Contact: Michael Spencer, (202) 502-6093. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's website

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applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, Tuesday, August 16, 2011 and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's website www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov; call toll-free at (866) 208-3676; or, for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: ENDING HOMELESSKimberly D. Bose, Secretary, NESS. WOMEN with chilFederal Energy Regulatory dren or without are you in Commission, 888 First need of shelter? Mountain Street, NE, Washington, DC of Faith Ministries/ Wom20426. en's Restoration Shelter. More information about this Certain restrictions apply, project, including a copy of 601-661-8990. Life coachthe application, can be ing available by appointviewed or printed on the ment. "eLibrary" link of the Commission's website at www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/eliIs the one you brary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-14012-000) in the love docket number field to hurting you? access the document. For Call assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Haven House Family Kimberly D. Bose, Shelter Secretary. 601-638-0555 or Publish: 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, 8/30 (4t) 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. FREE 14X72 UHAUL (Counseling available by TRAILER. Hunters paradise. Must be moved. First appt.) come, first serve. 601-2188292.

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01. Legals

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07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

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24. Business Services

PUBLIC NOTICE: PRE-LEASING FOR MADISON POINTE SUBDIVISION Madison Pointe, LLC will begin Distributing and Accepting Applications for 2, 3, and 4 bedroom homes for the newly developed Madison Pointe Subdivision in Tallulah, La, at the Tallulah-Madison Community Center located at 800 Beech Street, Tallulah, LA 71282 on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011 And THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011 Between the hours 2:00pm to 7:00pm For rapid processing of applications, applicants are to bring: Valid State Issued Identification on all HH members 18+; SS cards for all HH members (copies are acceptable); Copies of Birth Certificates for all children in HH; Income Verification(s) (3 most recent consecutive check stub, Social Security Letters, Pensions, Child Support Documentation, etc.), Section 8 award letters (if applicable); $40.00 non-refundable application fee for each HH member 18+ (money order only). Money orders are to be made payable to Madison Pointe. NOTE: Applications must be completed to be processed. Applications will not be sent nor accepted by fax, mail, nor email. Call 1-855-605-2901 should you have any questions.

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CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. ✰ HOUSE LEVELING ✰ If your floors are sagging 601-636-4813 or shaking, WE CAN HELP! State Board of Contractors We replace floor joists, seals Approved & Bonded & pillars. We also install

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Simmons Lawn Service

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

601•642•7142 jeffreydbeal@yahoo.com

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

Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

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

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30. Houses For Rent

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath garage apartment. Central air/ heat, washer dryer hookups, appliances. 601218-9631.

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

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. CANNON GATE APARTMENTS. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, washer/ dryer connections, wood burning fireplace, $805 monthly. Available 8/20/2011. 601-634-8422.

D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082.

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

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NEEDED: MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN for Apartment complex. Must be HVAC certified. PARTTIME leasing consultant. Apply in person at Magnolia Commons. 601-619-6821. PROCESS MEDICAL CLAIMS from home! Use your own computer! Find out how to spot a medical billing scam from The Federal Trade Commission. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC. RN/ LPN NEEDED as soon as possible. Call Nursing Management Inc. 800-448-3634. ST. MARK'S FREEWILL Baptist Church, currently accepting resumes for Pastor and Music Director, send to 105 Lena Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39183.

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12. Schools & Instruction AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-455-4317. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Allied Health. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-210-5162. www.Centura.us.com

14. Pets & Livestock Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program 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 www.pawsrescuepets.org

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.

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 1989 FORD F15 needs paint. $1,500. utility trailer with loading ramp $350. 601-218-1964. DINING CHAIRS, AS many as you want, only $45 each! All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010. 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. 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!

TUBBS BY GRUBBS. 1-day bathroom remodeling. 1-888-339-5992 Toll Free. 318-324-1232. Financing available. Donniegrubbs.com 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.

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

20. Hunting 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.

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

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24. Business Services A-1 LAWN SERVICE. Cutting, trimming, edging. Reasonable. 601-218-1448 or 601-636-2629.

Don’t send that lamp to the curb! Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light.

HOUSE FOR RENT! Have to see to believe. Fully furnished. Largest pier on the lake. $1,200 monthly 601-218-5348. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

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

FREE ESTIMATES TREY GORDON

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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.

34. Houses For Sale

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39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

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

2003 V STAR CLASSIC 650 with 22,000 miles, excellent condition, saddle bags. $3000 will negotiate. Rickey, 601-218-2975, 601831-3253 5:30pm to 9pm.

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.

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

2007 HONDA SPIRIT 1100. Accessories, silver, garage kept, 2000 miles. Must sell. $5500 or best offer. 601-301-0432.

40. Cars & Trucks 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.

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

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2005 SILVER CHEVROLET Cobalt LS Coupe. One owner, 84,000 miles. Good condition. $4,500. 601-218-5302.

REALTORŽ•BUILDER•APPRAISER

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HOME IMPROVEMENT General Carpentry, Painting. Hardwood Floors, Tilework, Furniture Repair/ Refinish. Exceptional Service. Bob Ingram, 601-634-6210

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916.

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

LAWN SERVICES WE Specialize IN the appearance of green on your lawn as well as saving the green in your pocket. 601-529-5558. PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

• Lake Surrounds Community

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

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

✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

601-638-2231

1911 Mission 66

River Oaks

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

BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent

RICHARD M. CALDWELL BROKER SPECIALIZING IN RENTALS (INCLUDING CORPORATE APARTMENTS) CALL 601-618-5180 caldwell@vicksburg.com

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

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

Licensed in MS and LA

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

1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com 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

601-636-6490

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.

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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217 MONTAIGN DRIVE. $1250 monthly plus utility. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. 4th bedroom or office. Available September 1. Call for appointment 601-529-6312.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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New just for you!

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

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

601-634-8928

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30. Houses For Rent

28. Furnished Apartments

LAND AND HOME Packages in Warren County. No credit check. 662-417-1209. 662-417-2354.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

36. Farms & Acreage

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

2 bedroom 1.5 baths That’s right everything is new. Call today! Only a few left! 601-638-2231

318-322-4000

601-636-0502

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

26. For Rent Or Lease

THE COVE Ask us how to “Post Size� your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355).

BIG HOUSES, GREAT neighborhood. $1200 plus Call 601-301-0441, Coldwell Banker All Stars.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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

07. Help Wanted

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-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.

BUY HERE, PAY HERE. Cars start at $500 down. Located: George Carr old Rental Building. Check us out. 601-218-2893.

6.5 ACRES FOR $1,000 Located in 100 year flood zone on Jackson Lane. 601326-1639.

Gary’s Cars - Hwy 61 S

LOT FOR SALE. Bovina/ Tiffentown Road, 3.95 acres. Road frontage, Ready to build. 601-218-8292. CALL 601-636-SEL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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Bradford Ridge Apartments

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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

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

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

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ADVERTISING DEADLINES

LABOR DAY

Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 5th, in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 6th at 8:00 a.m.

EDITION & DEADLINE

SPECIAL!

601-415-8735

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 Retail & Classified Advertising Deadline Wednesday, August 31/ 5 p.m.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 Retail & Classified Advertising Deadline Wednesday, August 31 / 5 p.m.

$200 Blow Out Special! Call for details!

601-638-0102

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 LEGAL ADVERTISING Deadline Thursday, September 1 / 10:30 a.m.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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

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FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

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Retail & Classified Advertising Deadline Thursday, September 1 / 2 p.m. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 All Advertising Deadline Thursday, September 1 / 5 p.m. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 ALL ADVERTISING Deadline Friday, September 2/ 5 p.m.

HAVE A SAFE LABOR DAY!

1601-F North Frontage Road / Post Plaza / Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 P.O. Box 821668 / Vicksburg, Mississippi 39182-1668 601-636-4545 / Classified 601-636-SELL / Fax 601-634-0897 www.vicksburgpost.com


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