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New budgets coming No hikes in taxes seen in Warren, Vicksburg

Pete Yarborough speaks in the front yard of his 400 square-foot cottage in Lakeshore.

Spill adds to housing woes for Katrina victims

By Steve Sanoski and Danny Barrett Jr. With only minor shifts in projected revenues, city and county proposed budgets for fiscal year 2011 are shaping up to look a lot like spending plans for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30. Both municipalities plan to hold property tax rates steady, and neither anticipates employee layoffs or furloughs due to financial constraints. However, the employee raises for which department heads have been lobbying during budget discussions aren’t going to be a sure thing, either. Revenues for the city are anticipated to be about $31.3 million next fiscal year, up about $200,000 from the current budget year. Whether Warren County has more or less general fund revenue in 2010-11 will hinge on the outcome of an active circuit court case with Riverwalk Casino over values placed last year on its riverside property by the Tax Assessor’s Office. Multiple drafts of the county budget show general fund spending just shy of $15 million — about $160,000 lower than this year, depending on how the casino matters are resolved. The county has roughly 285 employees, while the city has about 550. The county has consistently spent just about 50 percent of its general fund on salaries and benefits, and the city allocates about 65 percent of its budget to personnel. “To me, that’s way too high,” said south Ward Alderman Sid Beauman. “We probably need to be 10 percent lower than we are on payroll.” He added, however, he would not oppose employee pay raises if revenues come in higher than expected next fiscal year. In March, the city put a freeze on any non-merit, nonlongevity or nonpromotional pay raises. Mayor Paul Win-

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field said he hopes to begin giving “modest, cost of living” raises after the first of the year, but acknowledged they have not been budgeted. “Our focus has been on getting a balanced budget together, keeping in mind that it is a living document that can be altered if and when it’s needed,” the mayor said. “I hope we can find money for pay raises because many of our employees have not had one for many years and they deserve it.” In July, the three-member Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen rejected raising their own pay by 5 percent, as allowed by city ordinance. While the move signaled solidarity with the rest of the city employees, it will save only about $11,000. County supervisors have said they will not be able to give pay raises to employees despite pleas by department heads, including Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, who requested a 5 percent wage increase for his staff. A version of the supervisors’ budget released last week contains a $3,349,182 allocation for the sheriff’s department — down about $10,000 from the current year. It includes $220,000 for up to 10 new patrol cars. A majority of the department’s 40-vehicle fleet could reach replacement age, usually 120,000 miles, by next year if the department can’t replace cars this year, Pace said. Salaries for the 44 non-clerical deputies won’t budge this year except via promotions.


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A public hearing on the city’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2011 is set for 7 p.m. Thursday in room 109 of the City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St.

If you go A hearing on the county’s budget is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 on the third floor of the Warren County Courthouse, 1109 Cherry St.

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By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press LAKESHORE — Pete Yarborough, a trucker who hauled seafood until the BP oil spill hit, and about 800 other households are under pressure to buy or get out of the state-owned cottages they’ve been living in since Hurricane Katrina left them homeless. Yarborough’s 400-squarefoot cottage sits on cinder blocks 13 feet above sea level, 7 feet lower than postKatrina standards require. He can buy the cottage for $351, but it would cost about $23,000 to raise it in the floodprone area, and Yarborough can’t afford that. If he doesn’t buy the cottage, the state will begin the process of evicting him. State officials had hoped to end the cottage program by Aug. 29, the fifth anniversary of the storm, but they concede the process of evicting the residents will take a couple of more months. The oil spill’s economic fallout has added a cruel hurdle to the effort to relocate the cottage dwellers, who live in the structures for free, paying utilities and rent only for the lots they live on — or paying no rent if they own the lots. “I’m jobless and I might be homeless too,” said Yarborough, 57, who hasn’t had work since the spill sidelined some major fishing grounds in the Gulf of Mexico. Yarborough has refused to buy the petite dwellings for as little as $351 and relocate them to “cottage parks,” See Spill, Page A9.


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ently by Irish Republican Army members opposed to the Anglo-Irish Treaty that Collins had co-signed. 1989: Black Panthers cofounder Huey P. Newton is shot to death in Oakland, Calif.

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Pieces in place for latest run at Middle East peace Talks to test Netanyahu’s will for peace JERUSALEM (AP) — Hawkish Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has the security credentials and the political strength to pull off a peace deal with Palestinians now that the U.S. has brokered a new start to direct talks. The big question is: Does he have the will? Netanyahu heads to Washington on Sept. 1 for the launch of the first direct negotiations in nearly two years with the Palestinians. The White House hopes to forge a deal that has eluded its predecessors within a year — a formidable challenge. Though Netanyahu has built his political career in part as an outspoken critic of peace moves by past Israeli leaders, he has shown surprising pragmatism in dealing with the moderate Palestinian leadership of the West Bank. Netanyahu has made a series of concessions under heavy U.S. pressure — an indication that he is both pragmatic and susceptible to arm-twisting from Israel’s closest and most important ally. Shortly after his re-election a year ago, the prime minister removed dozens of military checkpoints in the West Bank. The lifting of the travel restrictions, which Israel said were a security measure during a previous decade of violence, helped breathe life into what has become a miniature economic boom in the Palestinian territory. Last year, Netanyahu endorsed the concept of a Palestinian state, and later imposed a 10-month slowdown on construction of new homes in West Bank Jewish settlements. Earlier this year, he informally imposed a similar, albeit undeclared, freeze on new Jewish housing developments in east Jerusalem. Such moves would have been unthinkable for him a few years ago. Still there are enormous obstacles to overcome before any deal can be reached. Netanyahu says he will not give up east Jerusalem and has not talked about the possibility of a broad withdrawal from the West Bank, where more than 200,000 Jewish settlers live among about 2.4 million Palestinians and Israel maintains military control. Palestinians claim all the West Bank and east Jerusalem as well as Gaza — areas captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war — for their future state. The international community backs the Palestinian demand. This has made the Palestinians extremely leery about speaking to the Israeli leader. Another problem is the roughly 4 million Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are deeply divided. They have

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu different governments. And Netanyahu’s partner for talks, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, is weak and only represents about half the Palestinians in the territories. Nevertheless, there is some reason for hope that President Barack Obama’s initiative will fare better than the doomed attempts of past American leaders. In dealing with the Israeli public, Netanyahu’s credibility as a security hawk and secure political standing could enable him to follow in the footsteps of former Prime Ministers Menachem Begin and Ariel Sharon, two other right-wing icons who ultimately made sweeping gestures for peace. Begin reached the 1979 historic peace accord with Egypt, requiring a full withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula, while Sharon withdrew all Israeli troops and settlements from the Gaza Strip five years ago. Netanyahu’s actions have not always matched his toughtalking rhetoric. In his previous term as prime minister in the 1990s, he withdrew

Israeli forces from Hebron and handed over additional control of the West Bank to Palestinians. Equally significant, his coalition government, a grouping dominated by a mix of nationalistic and hard-line religious parties, has remained solidly intact despite unhappiness with some of Netanyahu’s moves. Without any serious opposition, Netanyahu has great freedom in conducting negotiations. And if any hard-line coalition partners were to break away, Netanyahu could turn to the moderate opposition to remain in power. For now, it remains unclear whether Netanyahu is ready to make bold steps toward peace. One reason for skepticism is his endorsement of Palestinian independence last year included so many caveats that the Palestinians said it was insincere. Likewise, the limited settlement freeze included several loopholes that allowed construction of thousands of apartments to proceed. A former army commando

and the son of a renowned hawkish Zionist historian who still wields heavy influence over him, Netanyahu has led the fight against previous peace initiatives over the past two decades. His opposition has been rooted in both security grounds and an ideology stressing the Jewish people’s connection to the Holy Land. Since winning election last year, Netanyahu has given few signs that he is willing to make the tough concessions demanded by the Palestinians and the international community: a withdrawal from occupied lands claimed by the Palestinians, shared sovereignty of the holy city of Jerusalem and a solution for the millions of Palestinians who became refugees as a result of Israel’s creation in 1948. The Palestinians view him with deep suspicion. To lure Netanyahu to the negotiating table, the White House had to agree to his demands that there be no preconditions and that he not be bound to pledges made by more dovish Israeli leaders in the past.

WASHINGTON (AP) — We’ve been here before and if history is a guide, we’ll be here again. President Barack Obama is aiming for the prize that has eluded many U.S. presidents before him: a deal to form an independent Palestinian state and end six decades of conflict in the world’s most volatile region. Obama will bring the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to Washington next month for a symbolic handshake and the start, yet again, of a new round of peace talks. The ambitious goal: a peace deal inside a year. The talks make good on an Obama campaign promise to confront the festering conflict early in his presidency, instead of deferring the peace broker’s role as former President George W. Bush did. The negotiations also saddle Obama with one of the world’s most intractable problems just when many other difficulties confront him, from a jobless economic recovery to probable midterm election losses. Every U.S. president for three decades has at least dipped a toe in the swirling currents of Mideast peace, usually with little to show for it. Peace talks have stopped and started so often that even the experts have stopped counting, or count differently. Aaron David Miller, who advised six secretaries of state on Mideast peace issues, thinks the Sept. 2 resumption of direct talks will be at least the 10th such moment since 1993. The United States is considered an essential agent of any workable deal, if only because Washington is Israel’s closest ally and main defender. This time, it is not clear whether the U.S. would eventually draft its own peace plan or remain primarily a referee. Also unclear is whether Obama would convene his own high-stakes peace summit, in the mold of Camp David meetings that succeeded, under Jimmy Carter, and failed, under Bill Clinton. “The enemies of peace will keep trying to defeat us and to derail these talks,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday. U.S. presidents have sweettalked some Mideast leaders and tried to strong-arm others. Despite Obama’s resilient popularity abroad, there is little to suggest that these leaders will respond to either tactic. Nor is it clear that they could rally popular support for any deal they might strike. The breakthrough after a nearly two-year hiatus in faceto-face negotiations brings the two sides back to where they were when the last direct talks began in November 2007.

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CLUBS VHS Class of 1996 — Reunion meeting, 6 tonight, El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant; all classmates asked to attend; 601-918-6467 or 601-8313230. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Sheriff Martin Pace, speaker. Lions — Noon Wednesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Rob Mendrop, Bamboo, speaker. TRIAD — 2 p.m. Wednesday, City Hall Annex; Mike Jones, dean of students at St. Aloysius High School, speaker.

BENEFITS Uniform Drive — Gently worn white, red or green polos and navy and khaki pants in all sizes; drop off at New Beginning Full Deliverance Ministries, 1890 S. Frontage Road, Suite 2, until Sept. 25; Shamika Shelby, 601-456-4235; Montoya Wilson Nash, 601-218-7874; or 601301-0586.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Senior Center — Monday: 10 a.m., chair exercises; 11, open use of computers; noon, AARP safe driving class; 1 p.m., canasta; 5, line dance class. Louisiana Dodgers Open Tryouts — Travel 13U USSSA baseball team; 5 p.m. today, Brady Field in West Monroe; players must be born on or after May 1, 1997; Shane Wyatt, 318-791-7438. Tuesday Vicksburg Al-Anon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601-634-0152.

DivorceCare — Video seminar/support group for those separated or divorced; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St.; 601-636-2493 or Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102C; for those wanting to stop binge eating; 601-6380011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Tensas Hunting and Fishing Day — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18, Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge; youth deer hunt registration, skeet/BB shoot, animal calling contests, inflatables, food, more; 601-574-2664. Vicksburg Cannons Tryouts — Tournament baseball team for 8-year-olds; 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Culkin Farm Field; player must attend both days and remain 8 until April

30; 601-218-3158. Good Shepherd Community Center — Daycare openings for ages 1-3, after-school tutorial available for grades K-6; 601-636-7687. Blue Icez Dance Team — Seeking girls in grades 5-10 for dance tryouts; Paula, 601415-4057, or Scoletta, 601-5291892, for an application. Grace Group Alcoholics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 601-636-5703; 1414 Cherry St. Explorers Bible Study — For all denominations, 9:30-11:15 a.m. Sept. 1 at First Presbyterian Church; $60; Rosalye Baldwin, 601-638-3994, to register; 1501 Cherry St.

CHURCHES Mississippi Baptist Seminary and Bible College — Warren County extension fall registration, 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; classes begin

Tuesday; E.D. Straughter Baptist Memorial Center, 1411 Martin Luther King Jr. St.; 601634-1982 or 601-638-3075. Cedar Grove M.B. — Gun safety class; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 3300 Grange Hall Road. Shekinah Glory Worship Center International — Second anniversary; 6 p.m. Thursday, Battlefield Inn’s Mississippi Room, 4137 N. Frontage Road; R.D. Wade of Trinity Christian Church of Rockwood, Mich., guest.

correction from staff reports

There are three surviving members of the popular Red Tops Band from Vicksburg, including Rufus McKay, Jimmie Bosley and Willard Tyler Sr. Incorrect information was included in Saturday’s paper. •

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U.S. Army color guard soldiers hold the American flag and their brigade flag at the casing ceremony for 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, the last American combat brigade to serve in Iraq.

Army of diplomats takes the lead in Iraq WASHINGTON (AP) — As the White House eagerly highlights the departure of U.S. combat troops from Iraq, the small army of American diplomats left behind is embarking on a long and perilous path to keeping the volatile country from slipping back to the brink of civil war. Among the challenges are helping Iraq’s deeply divided politicians form a new government; refereeing long-simmering Arab-Kurd territorial disputes; advising on attracting foreign investment; pushing for improved government services; and fleshing out a blueprint for future U.S.-Iraqi relations. President Barack Obama also is banking on the diplomats — about 300, protected by as many as 7,000 private security contractors — to assume the duties of the U.S. military. That includes protecting U.S. personnel from attack and managing the training of Iraqi police, starting in October 2011. The Iraq insurgency, which began shortly after U.S. troops toppled Baghdad in April 2003, is why the U.S. only now is entering the postcombat phase of stabilizing Iraq. Originally, the U.S. thought Iraq would be peaceful within months of the invasion, allowing for a short-lived occupation and the relatively

quick emergence of a viable government. Although the insurgency has been reduced to what one analyst terms a “lethal nuisance,” it will complicate the State Department’s mission and test Iraq’s security forces. Much is at stake as the department negotiates with the Pentagon over acquiring enough Black Hawk helicopters, bomb-resistant vehicles and other heavy gear to outfit its own protection force in Iraq. “Regardless of the reasons for going to war, everything now depends on a successful transition to an effective and unified Iraqi government and Iraqi security forces that can bring both security and stability to the average Iraqi,” says Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. In his view that transition will take five years to 10 years. The question is whether progress will be interrupted or reversed once American combat power is gone. The U.S. will have 50,000 troops in Iraq when the combat mission officially ends Aug. 31; they are scheduled to draw down to zero by Dec. 31, 2011. Until then, they will advise and train Iraqi security forces, and provide security and transport for the diplomats.


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WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee’s $5.5 million in July receipts includes a $900,000 insurance payment, helping boost anemic fundraising by the national party. Federal campaign reports show that Democratic Party committees maintained a cash on hand advantage over their Republican counterparts as they entered the final three months before the election. The Republican Party’s insurance payment was from Illinois National Insurance, a subsidiary of insurance giant American International Group. A party official said the money was for an insurance claim but said there was a confidentiality provision in the agreement. The official was not authorized to discuss the claim publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity. The official said the payment was not related to AIG’s financial troubles, which required a massive federal bailout. Even with the claim, the RNC’s receipts were less than half the $11.6 million raised by the Democrats. The Democrat Party reported $10.8 million in the bank and $3.5 million in debts; Republicans showed $5.3 million in the banks and $2.2 million in debts.

Obama challenges GOP on finance ruling VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. — President Barack Obama says Republicans


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS should join him in opposing a Supreme Court ruling that vastly increased how much corporations and unions can spend on campaign ads. The ruling, seen as mostly benefiting Republicans, reversed a centurylong trend of limiting the political muscle of corporations, organized labor and their massive war chests.

Sherrod to meet with ag secretary Tuesday EPES, Ala. — Former USDA official Shirley Sherrod says she is meeting with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday to dis-

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cuss a new job offer. Sherrod was forced to resign last month after a conservative blogger posted excerpts from a March speech depicting her as racist. The NAACP and others, including the USDA, condemned the remarks before grasping the full Shirley Sherrod context of the story, which was meant as a lesson in overcoming racism.

Contractor agrees to pay $42M in fines WASHINGTON — The

troubled security firm formerly known as Blackwater will pay $42 million in fines to settle thousands of violations of U.S. export control regulations, according to The New York Times. The Moyock, N.C.-based company now known as Xe Services reached a settlement agreement with the State Department. The alleged violations included providing sniper training for Taiwanese police officers, illegal weapons exports to Afghanistan and making unauthorized proposals to train troops in south Sudan. The State Department requires government approval before the transfer of certain types of military technology.

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It’s just the hard fact of underpaid, understaffed correctional officers trying to manage a bunch of real criminals while warehousing a mental patient who shouldn’t be in a jail cell in the first place.

Mentally ill need treatment, not a jail cell


Too early Common sense and safety are lacking On Friday evening, the Red Carpet Bowl football games celebrated 50 years since the first playing. For the first game Friday, the temperature hovered in the mid-90s with stifling humidity. Football players are tough young men, but strapping on pounds of equipment to take the field not three full weeks into August should have coaches and parents wondering why. And let’s not forget the referees trying to keep up with the younger, faster players. The heat must be brutal on them, as well. The Mississippi High School Activities Association this year allowed teams to play their first game on Aug. 20. The sanctioning body for all public

school athletic teams in Mississippi then allowed schools to schedule an off week later in the season. In addition, all games before October must include a stoppage of play for water midway through each quarter. Vicksburg High chose to take its off week this coming Friday, but Warren Central and St. Aloysius will not have off days until Sept. 17 — certainly a cooler evening than Friday. Porters Chapel Academy does not have an off week. High school-age players today are tough, but today’s high school football resembles little of yesteryear. Stories of brutal practices, having to roll uphill and having water breaks that consisted

of squeezing the sweat from a towel are over. Those players spent all day every day outside, acclimating themselves to the elements over the months. Today’s youngsters, by and large, live in a processed air world. Starting games three weeks into August — the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools also started its football season on Aug. 20 — is pushing the envelope. High school football is as much a part of the fabric of Mississippi as family and religion, and it should remain that way. Common sense, though, and safety should dictate a later start to the high school football season.

A double shame The stories last week that vandals had destroyed windows at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center to the tune of about $800 and, separately, that a mural at City Front had been defaced are shameful. And shame on the perpetrators who simply were looking for a “thrill.” They threw rocks through windows at the former gymnasium on Clay Street

and scratched a name on one of the paintings that make up the Riverfront Murals. The 32 murals, painted at a cost of about $15,000 each, and the SCHC, which formerly was a Sisters of Mercy convent and school and today is a center for art, martial-arts, lectures, entertainment, private parties and even weddings, are both jewels in the city’s

crown. That is what makes both acts of petty, childish vandalism such a shame. Probably neither act was personal, not a vendetta, but just for the sick thrill of getting away with it. It brings to mind the Johnny Cash line in which a prisoner says he shot a man “just to watch him die.” It’s just a shame.

Children focus of national immigration debate This country has been here before — a time when fears of the immigrant other can be exploited by a vocal portion of the populace. This often occurs during economic distress and, no coincidence, during elections. Driven by such ugly terms as “anchor babies,” the wedge this year surrounds immigration generally, but specifically the children of illegal immigrants who, born in this country, are United States citizens. They are citizens by virtue of longstanding practice. People born here of, say, European parents in 1810, were considered U.S. citizens just as children born here in 2010 are. They are citizens also by virtue of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which, attempting to stave off disenfranchisement of newly freed slaves and recognizing this longstanding practice of birthright citizenship, says it plainly: “All persons born or natural-

ized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Those who advocate repealing birthright citizenship look to this phrase: “subject to the jurisdiction of.” Immigrants have allegiance to other countries, they argue, so their children aren’t automatically citizens — a tortured reading. The words simply mean they are subject to U.S. laws while here, everything from those proscribing felonies to those governing deportation. They are citizens by virtue of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling — in 1898 and affirmed since then. Yet energized by Arizona’s anti-immigrant Senate Bill 1070 — key portions of which were blocked by a federal judge recently — members of the U.S. Senate and House are again raising that fear of the immigrant other. They want to deny the constitutional right of birth-

right citizenship — part of an un-American strategy of “deportation through attrition,” another way of saying we will make some people’s lives hell. It is but the latest iteration of an impulse in this land of immigrants to deem the latest wave as just too foreign, too threatening, too numerous. And, in reasoning that subverts fact and logic, a drain on resources. Immigrants always have come to work and build, today’s Mexican immigrants no less than yesteryear’s northern Wisconsin Norwegians. Those making this anti-immigrant argument view today’s immigrants as convenient — the perfect pawns with which to sow fear and division in order to gain votes. A land of immigrants should understand the terrible flaws of this argument. A party that fathered the 14th Amendment should understand them best of all.

One would think that the same logic that would make it seem like a good idea to lock a mentally ill person in a county jail cell would lead that same person to conclude that it’s also smart to lock a skin cancer victim inside a tanning bed. The increased damage would likely be about the same — to take a tragic, dangerous situation and do something incongruent to make it worse. Jailing the mentally ill for whatever reasons — no room in state treatment beds, budget constraints, transitioning from custodial care to community-based care — is still jailing the mentally ill. Over the years, I’ve seen and talked to mental patients who’ve been parked in county jail cells. I’ve seen the look of fear and abandonment in their eyes. I’ve heard them ask: “Why is this happening to me?” And, unfortunately in a few instances, I’ve heard them scream, cry and beg for relief that county jail personnel aren’t qualified to deliver on a good day and don’t really care about delivering on a bad day. That’s not an indictment of jail personnel, either. It’s just the hard fact of underpaid, understaffed correctional officers trying to manage a bunch of real criminals while warehousing a mental patient who shouldn’t be in a jail cell in the first place. I’ve seen hardened county sheriffs driven to SID the brink of tears over being put in the position of incarcerating the mentally ill — and the families of those patients pushed past that brink into utter despair. Why are the mentally ill being jailed in the first place? The reasons are as familiar as they were when I first heard them 25 years ago — the patients got off their meds, the patients’ families can’t control them at home, there are no beds available in custodial care, or there’s a delay in the legal commitment process. Bottom line, either the patient or the system — or both — breaks down. All those excuses for jailing mental patients in Mississippi are as moldy as twoweek-old bread. And those excuses were floating around before the current recession and state/county revenue shortfalls became part of the equation. Clearly, the state Department of Mental Health has over the years become a behemoth of a state agency — an agency that has grown at times because of the largesse of state legislators who had friends and relatives on the agency’s payroll. One of the largest state agencies, the Department of Mental Health employs about 8,500 people with a budget of more than $636.8 million. That budget has grown more than 60 percent in the last decade. The crisis mental health centers that previous DMH leaders promised would provide a safety net to keep mental patients out of jail cells are now in the process of being “transitioned” to local nonprofit mental health agencies. While there is some clinical evidence that community-based mental health services are preferable and more effective than custodial care in large state facilities, that’s only true when the community-based mental health providers have sufficient funding from local governments to actually provide that care. They don’t. Ask them. But what this community-based mental health care concept does have is the ability to give state officials political cover to shove the costs of providing mental health care from state government down to local governments. As county officials prepare to face the same voters that state officials will face in 2011 — with the same trepidation about any tax hikes — the prospects of new funds for community-based mental health treatment facilities are slim to none. Mental patients in county jails? Get used to it. Jailing mental patients shows just how low we can all go. •


Sid Salter is Perspective editor of The Clarion-Ledger. Phone him at 601-961-7084 or e-mail ssalter@

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

WEEK IN Vicksburg Variety was the key in high temperatures in Vicksburg throughout the week, ranging from the low 80s to above 100. Overnight lows were steady in the mid-70s. More than an inch of rain was recorded throughout the week. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg dropped three feet, measuring 22.5 on the local gauge by week’s end. No change was predicted for today. Fleets of vehicles are being inspected from three prospective taxi cab services who want to restart rides for hire in Vicksburg. All companies have had their certificates of responsibility applications approved by the city. Florence Amborn, 90, died at University Medical Center in Jackson as a result of injuries she had received days earlier in a car wreck on Mission 66. Through an online contest, the Vicksburg National Military Park is in the running to be named America’s Favorite park. A $100,000 cash prize is up for grabs through the America Is Your Park campaign, and the public may vote at until Aug. 31. Vandals throwing rocks through windows at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center is an ongoing problem, according to Annette Kirklin, center director. She estimates about 30 windows have had to be repaired, and the money to replace the windows must come out of the center’s annual $200,000 budget funded by grants and dues from individuals. Separately, a vandal scrawled a name into one of the 32 murals at City Front’s floodwall. The Vicksburg branch of Hinds Community College registered 1,361 students for the upcoming school year, up from 1,088 who enrolled last year. The college as a whole is seeing an average 25 percent increase in enrollment across its six campuses. Bryan Blake Neihaus of Tilton Ranch Road was sentenced to 35 years in prison after admitting to possessing and producing child pornography. John Crumpler of Mount Alban Road was sentenced to 15 years in a related case after being charged with enticing and filming a minor for sexual purposes. Both men were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Natchez by Judge David Bramlette. Employees of Morris Group of Birmingham took out the last beam of the Washington Street bridge above a Kansas City Southern railroad track at Clark Street to make way for its replacement. The contract of incoming school superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford was executed, and she will be in her office Monday morning. Swinford’s contract, a two-year agreement, calls for her to be paid $125,000 annually. Lester Smith, a candidate for a Warren County Justice Court seat, was arrested and charged with sexual battery of a child under the age of 14 and with felony escape after running from Vicksburg police during booking. Smith also faces a May arson charge after attempting to burn a tow truck trying to remove his vehicle from a neighbor’s lawn, police said. Cindy McKay, a social worker at Heritage House Retirement Center, was named a Caregiver of the Year by the Mississippi Health Care Association. She was one of 18 people from six districts across the state to receive the honor. Sponsors gathered for a meeting in a move to restore Margaret’s Grocery, the folk-art landmark on North Washington Street whose status has been up in the air since longtime owner Margaret Rogers Dennis died last fall. Organizers asked for local donations of money, labor and expertise, as well as for votes in an online poll that could win the store a $50,000 grant. Increases in math scores were recorded by students in the Vicksburg Warren School District, according to subject area test results examined by the Mississippi Department of Education. Nearly 30 percent more students in the district passed the algebra test this year than last year, 71.5 percent versus 42.1. In addition to Florence Amborn, local deaths during the week were Ida M. Horton, John T. Moody Sr., Rose Mary Ashley, Gene Ferguson, George Bridges Williams, Hettie Ray Barrett, Alvin Jones, Kailah McKenzie, Elizabeth B. Sandifer, McKinley Qualls, Ellen Grace Johnson and JoAnn K. Kelley.


State ratepayers now have a clear bill of rights Mississippi is a diverse state, but one thing most of us have in common is being “ratepayers.” And now, thanks to a more politically active Public Service Commission, we have a bill of rights when it comes to our dealings with those to whom we pay “rates” — for telecommunications, electric, gas, water and sewer utilities. For those who aren’t familiar with a PSC, here’s a primer: • Starting back in the day when free enterprise was paramount and government was merely an onlooker, there was a distrust of “monopolies.” • By definition, a monopoly, in addition to being a board game, is a single business that has the market for a commodity locked up and, as a result, has no competition. • The danger is that when only one seller provides an item — air travel, blue jeans, green beans — the price a consumer will edge higher than natural market forces would normally require. • Yet when it comes to utilities, having a monopoly provider is far more efficient and, in some cases, much cheaper. (Imagine a neighborhood with four or water companies running new lines every time a customer wanted to buy from a different seller.) • To resolve this, states created PSCs. The basic premise was that private companies would be allowed to operate utility monopolies, but their rates would be under state control so as to allow only a reasonable return on investment. So, PSCs (1) guarantee ratepayers

In recent years, the PSC has championed the people on several fronts — creating a state no-call list to block unauthorized telemarketing for one thing.



they won’t be gouged and (2) guarantee utilities exclusive service areas. Not all utilities are under PSC oversight. Municipal water, gas, power and sewer systems are exempt, for example. Some regulated utilities are big — AT&T, Entergy, Mississippi Power — and some are as small as rural water associations with a few dozen customers. PSCs have fallen from public attention for a couple of reasons. One is that the larger utilities won approval for plans under which they established base rates, which rarely change, and “fuel price adjustments,” that fluctuate. The PSC doesn’t have hearings on fuel adjustments, so bills can rise and fall without state involvement. A second reason is that to combat political and other shenanigans 20 years ago, the Mississippi Legislature created a separate organization, the Mississippi Public Utilities Staff. It is a nonpolitical organization of about 30 state employees who are, in essence, investigators and numbers-crunchers. The role of the staff is to provide objective

data and recommendations to the elected commissioners. One effect has been to reduce or eliminate “deals.” Another has been to nurture a more consumerfriendly posture for the commissioners elected from three multicounty districts— Brandon Presley (Northern), Lynn Posey (Central) and Leonard Bentz (Southern). In recent years, the PSC has championed the people on several fronts — creating a state no-call list to block unauthorized telemarketing for one thing. And now, the Ratepayer’s Bill of Rights, which can be found on the PSC website at www.psc.state. Most of the provisions tell utilities when they can or can’t end service for nonpayment. For example: • No shutoffs on weekends or any other day unless the utility office is open to receive payment to restore service. • No shutoffs for customers who certify a life-threatening condition would result. • No shutoffs without advance written notice.

• No shutoffs because a previous customer didn’t pay a bill at the address. • No shutoffs if the National Weather Service has declared a heat emergency or a freeze warning. Other provisions explain the right of ratepayers to negotiate late payments and to avoid shutoffs as long as payments are being made and to be provided clear — clear — information on how their bills were calculated. None of this is really revolutionary. The PSC has long had myriad rules about what utilities under its control could and couldn’t do to enforce collections. The problem has been that these rules have been deep inside procedures manuals. The public has been unaware, so unscrupulous operators have been free to bend (or break) the rules with little chance that their customers would file formal complaints with state authorities. Now, the rights — 21 of them — are clearly written and out there for anyone to see. No one should ever forget that keeping utilities profitable is a twin priority for the PSC with keeping “ratepayers” from being bilked. Still, it’s good to see a Mississippi agency — any Mississippi agency — taking affirmative steps in the consumer protection arena. Mr. Presley. Mr. Posey. Mr. Bentz. Thanks. • Charlie Mitchell is a Mississippi columnist. Write to him at Box 1 University, MS, or cmitchell43@

Police out in force to crack down on DUIs As long as I have been a law enforcement officer, I’ve never gotten used to the sorrow I feel when I’m called to the scene of a crash where a young person has died due to impaired driving. Yet this senseless loss of human life is a daily reality all over America year after year. Imagine the public outrage if 29 jumbo jets, each carrying about 400 people, crashed every year in America, killing all on board. That’s the equivalent of the toll our country suffers annually due to impaired driving. But where’s the indignation over this catastrophe? The fact is impaired driving deaths did decline dramatically during the 1980s through the early 1990s. Social activism, including the rise of organizations such as MADD, led to tighter laws that



As police officers, our message during this crackdown and all year long is clear and unwavering: Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.

helped bring the death toll down. During that period, every state plus the District of Columbia, made it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 grams per deciliter or above. In addition to that, the legal drinking age was raised from 18 to 21. Although data shows that impaired driving fatalities across the country have declined by

almost 10 percent in the last year of data, the numbers are still too high. In 2008, the latest year for which we have data, nearly 12,000 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or over the legal limit, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because we’re committed to ending this tragedy, the Vicks-

burg Police Department will join with others throughout the nation during the coming Labor Day weekend for an intensive crackdown on impaired driving. The nationwide enforcement campaign is aimed at the most likely offenders — 21- to 34-year-old males. It runs through Sept. 6. As police officers, our message during this crackdown and all year long is clear and unwavering: Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest. With stepped-up law enforcement throughout the nation, including sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols, if we catch you driving drunk, you will face serious consequences. • Walter Armstrong if chief of the Vicksburg Police Department.


Writer wrong in characterization of public schools I question Mr. Hollowell as to how he arrived at his assessment of the Vicksburg Warren School District. I have taught in the district for 25 years. If I had felt my life was in jeopardy on any day, then I would have quit. As with any entity, there are a few bad apples, but to blast our school district as dysfunctional is ludicrous. Students who have trouble conforming to the rules are dealt with accordingly; they are not by any means allowed to ride rough-shod over the schools. We have excellent teachers and students. If people in the community would stand committed and pull together, we could elevate our district to the level it should be. True, our test scores are not up to par at some schools, but consider that we are continually striving to adjust to these tests. I have drawn the conclusion from Hollowell’s letters that public education should be abolished and only the few wealthy and privileged should have the advantages offered by private schools. Everyone else should go find a trade school and learn the rudiments of manual labor. Vicksburg is a growing, progressive city. We will continue to improve our public school system. Anyone who wants to go to private schools has a free will to do so. Our school’s are like glass houses — we have nothing to hide. Rather than naysayers and prognosticators throwing bricks at us, they should cast their sights on something else

Voice your opinion Letters to the editor are published under the following guidelines: Expressions from readers on topics of current or general interest are welcomed. • Letters must be original, not copies or letters sent to others, and must include the name, address and signature of the writer. • Letters must avoid defamatory or abusive statements. • Preference will be given to typed letters of 300 or fewer words. • The Vicksburg Post does not print anonymous letters and reserves the right to edit all letters submitted. • Letters in the column do not represent the views of The Vicksburg Post. and stop condemning what they know not of and offering opinions based on innuendo. Let’s strive as a community of parents, administrators, teachers and positive community people to make all of our schools the best in Mississippi or even the nation. Arlene Walton Vicksburg

Rumors and innuendo I was shocked to read how R.G. Hollowell is ready to pass judgment on our schools simply from what he has heard. Having had one child graduate from St. Aloysius and another graduating from Vicksburg

High, I am in a position to make an accurate comparison without having to depend upon rumor and innuendo. We have a number of citizens who follow Hollowell’s model — condemning our public school system, even actually advising others who earn their money here to locate in Clinton. Somehow it has become a secret that the Vicksburg Warren School District now offers more Advanced Placement and Accelerated Courses than all but two other school districts in the whole state — including Clinton. I know half a dozen other parents who share my experience, having bought into all the negative press only to be very pleasantly surprised by the superior performance of the dedicated professionals in our public school system. Instead of publicly advertising the areas we (and just about every community) need to work on to improve, maybe we can pitch in to build a better community by working to change our self-inflicted bad image. Skipper Guizerix Vicksburg

Quiet no more I sat by very quietly, as has everyone else, and let our newly elected president have free reign at changing the country that our forefathers built with blood and tears. I am highly upset over the fact that the president has stated it’s

OK to burn the flag. I do not think so. The flag stands for the soldiers who fight for us every day in battle, it stands for our freedom, it stands for the people who pioneered this country and made it what it is — our morals and our beliefs are being stripped away from us one at a time and we sit idly by and let him do this to us! Our history that has been so strong is being abolished. Burning the flag means that the country that we fought for and the values that we have left are being taken from us. The flag should always be protected as it has protected us during battle and hard times. Now the second issue I have is with Obama giving the Muslims permission to build a temple in New York — the same city that lost so many loved ones in 9/11. Are we rewarding the Muslims for bringing down the towers and for taking the lives of innocent people? To coin a popular song “have we forgotten.” This is like a slap in the face to families of the 9/11 victims. Prayer should have never been allowed to be removed from the schools and public buildings. Because it is prayer that is keeping us afloat during all this turbulence, if you believe he believes in you. In our history there have always been dictators who forced their beliefs onto others and now once again we are still fighting a dictator. Ginger Rebert Vicksburg


Sunday, August 22, 2010

WWII warplane raised from Calif. reservoir SAN DIEGO (AP) — A rare World War II dive bomber was lifted 90 feet from the bottom of a San Diego reservoir Friday and hoisted to dry land for the first time in 65 years. The SB2C Helldiver aircraft was brought to the surface after days of work to free it from several feet of mud and debris on the dark floor of Lower Otay Reservoir, where it was spotted last year by two men using a fish finder. Divers from A&T Recovery in Chicago said the tail of the plane was sticking out of the silt, but the engine was completely buried. A crowd watched Friday as the mud-caked, singleengine plane, with both wings attached, broke through the surface of the water then officially touched shore at 3:50 p.m. Its propellor was mangled, but splotches of blue showed through the corrosion and mud elsewhere on the aircraft. The plane will now be dried out, disassembled and trucked to the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Fla., for restoration and display, said Taras Lyssenko, A&T general manager. The Helldiver crashed when the engine failed during a training flight on May 28, 1945. Sgt. Joseph Metz and his pilot swam to shore and survived but have since died. The plane was all but forgotten until Duane Johnson and a fishing buddy spotted

Man wants charges dropped in Uzi death SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A former Massachusetts police chief is asking a judge to dismiss charges he faces in connection with an child’s accidental shooting death at a gun show. Former Pelham Police Chief Edward Fleury is charged with involuntary manslaughter and says he couldn’t have foreseen the death of 8-yearold Christopher Bizilj. The Ashford, Conn., boy

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS accidentally shot himself in the head when he lost control of a small Uzi he was shooting during a 2008 gun show that Fleury had organized in Westfield.

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In the span of a few weeks, hip-hop star Wyclef Jean turned the world’s attention to a little-known political race in a small, impoverished Caribbean country — with little campaigning, no TV ads and zero debates. Within a few seconds at a Wyclef hastily called Jean news conference Friday night, Jean was barred from running for president in Haiti, presumably because he didn’t meet the residency requirements. The 40-year-old singersongwriter says he will stay involved, though in “a different role than I had antici-


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Dutch teen sets sail on solo world trip PORTIMAO, Portugal — A 14-year-old Dutch sailor departed in secrecy from Gibraltar Saturday on her quest to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world — avoiding the media because, her manager said, she didn’t want the attention. Laura Dekker was in good spirits as she started sailing her 38-foot ship “Guppy” from the British territory bordering the southwestern tip of Spain, on a trip expected to last a year or more, her manager, Peter Klarenbeek, said.

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Rancid stench blankets parts of county Tyson set to remove smelly buildup at Ceres lagoon as early as Monday SEAN MURPHY

By Danny Barrett Jr.

Sea legs landed him in kudzu

Tyson Foods will remove about 60,000 gallons of a smelly solid buildup on the surface of the sewage lagoon at Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex near its plant there, a spokesman for the Springdale, Ark.-based poultry products giant said. A suction truck is expected to begin extracting goo “either Monday or Tuesday” from the wastewater system used by industries at the 1,290-acre site at Flowers, Warren County Port Commission chairman Johnny Moss said. Though waste from all businesses at Ceres is flushed into the lagoon, most of it comes from Tyson’s local


It’s called sea legs, that feeling one has after riding on a boat, then getting to solid land only to feel as if still on the boat. The feeling is similar to that of swimming in the ocean, dodging waves, only to leave the water and still feel the waves affecting your balance. Ride a train for any length of time and feel the rhythmic bounce of the rail cars against the steel rails below. It’s the feeling that surrounded me from the overnight hours in Rocky Mount, N.C., to morning in Atlanta and the final 10 grueling hours to a town known as Hattiesburg. The Amtrak Crescent left Penn Station in midtown Manhattan, and for 24 hours slowly rambled through miles and miles of the same scenery — an odd-looking green plant run rampant, taking over hills and trees and ... what the heck is this stuff? Seems like half my life has gone by since feeling those sea legs on the blazing hot platform, the temperature that August day far exceeding anything in my memories. Downtown Hattiesburg, where the train station is located, today is a treasure — downtown in 1992, not so much. Shotgun houses, seedy juke joints and dusty streets surrounded the station that day. Hattiesburg, Miss. No family. No friends. No reason on Earth to be here, having spent my entire life an hour’s train ride from America’s largest city. The sun blistered my pale, Irish skin. Sweat poured from the forehead. I had sea legs. The first words uttered two days before my first college classes at the University of Southern Mississippi? What the (family newspaper) am I doing here? Bond Hall on the USM campus was not much nicer than the train station, but it was “home” away from home. The first meal at the school cafeteria included fried round objects I assumed were tater tots. Fried okra is no tater tot. I learned about grits and fixin’ to do things was not actually fixing something. I learned that the green vegetation I remember so vividly was kudzu. I learned Mississippi is one of the most misunderstood places on Earth. I learned to love the blues. I still don’t know what brought me here. I might never know why this place grabbed me like it has. I do know I still get sea legs thinking about that long, quiet Amtrak journey 1,500 miles and half a lifetime ago. •

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plant, which produces cooked and uncooked chicken products to sell to various food service customers. Areas most choked by the substance are nearest the plant, on “cell 1”, where Tyson pretreats its wastes. Three additional cells extend south and empty into the Big Black River. Property owners living on large tracts on Youngton and Henry Lake roads have complained to port and company officials about a foul stench in the air for at least three months. “Since Tyson is one of the primary users of the Port Commission’s treatment system, our company has hired an outside contractor to help,” said Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson in a statement. “The contractor

will remove solids that have built up on the surface of one of the wastewater lagoons in an effort to help the treatment system function better.” Samples were taken from the lagoon last week by ST Environmental Services, which operates the lagoon, and sent to an independent lab. Those results should determine how much of it is simply excess grease dumped in the lagoon by the plant, Warren County Port Commission officials said. “This is a situation that should not have happened,” executive director Wayne Mansfield said. “We’re working on a long-term solution with them.” The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has not stepped in

officially, though an official told Moss during the week the odor amounted to “a nuisance, not a violation.” Tyson’s permit to pre-treat wastewater is valid through November 2014, MDEQ records show. Moss said the commission has “no assurances” they’ll find out what it is while Tyson’s hired crews are on site, though he “intends to get some,” Moss said Friday. Wastewater treatment at Ceres has a malodorous history since the county purchased the acreage in Flowers in the late 1980s to attract commercial industries. Warren County was fined $20,000 in 1998 after sewage from the first lagoon was blamed for a fish kill two years earlier in a nearby

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creek and a general stench detected over much of Flowers. A $1.2 million replacement of the lagoon, more aeration to break up solid wastes and regular maintenance followed over the next decade. Rebuilt aerators were purchased earlier this year by the commission. Tyson’s plant opened in 1995 after the company purchased McCarty Foods, the site’s original tenant. It has operated the longest out of three remaining private businesses at Ceres — Tyson, Vicksburg Metal Products and Magnolia Metal & Plastic. A Mississippi Department of Transportation regional headquarters and the Mississippi National Guard also operate at the site.

Out-of-date emergency plan keeping money from county By Steve Sanoski

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Webb Colluns, top photo, holds onto a 3-pound, 15-ounce bass for weighing during the 14th Annual Area 10 Special Olympics Large Bass Tournament at Chotard Landing. Butch Spivey won the event with a 6 1/2-pounder. At right, Jaymee Miller, 18, the daughter of Mike and Barbara Miller, pours water on Sandy Hearn to cool her off during the tournament. Hearn, a volunteer coach and organizer, said the tournament had 66 boats competing and raised more than $18,000, twice what they raised last year.

A spat between the city and county over emergency management responsibilities is keeping Warren County from collecting a $34,822 federal grant administered by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. The problem is Warren County’s comprehensive emergency response and radiological emergency response plans are not up to date. Until they are, the grant money will not be released. Outside of three counties not participating in the grant, Warren County is the only one of the state’s 82 counties without an updated plan, MEMA spokesman Greg Flynn said. City and county officials began meeting with MEMA officials in March about updating the plans. A May 1 deadline was identified to make the appropriate revisions to the plans, which were last updated in 2007. On Thursday, Warren County Emergency Management Director Gwen Coleman submitted to MEMA the last drafts of the plans, but they don’t include the city’s emergency response functions. MEMA Director Mike Womack said “it’s conceivable, but not practical” that the plans would be approved without the city’s response duties outlined. Womack downplayed the lack of cooperation between the city and county, said citizens should See County Page A8.


from staff reports

Farmers’ Market wraps up this week The third annual Vicksburg Farmers’ Market is heading into its last week of the summer. The market, which opened June 28, will be open from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 until 11 a.m. Saturday at the parking lot beside LD’s Restaurant on Mulberry Street. Locally grown produce and homemade jams and jellies, breads, cakes and housewares are available both days, and live entertainment and a booth by the Master Gardeners are provided on Saturday.


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A view from the top Historic photos taken in and around Vicksburg are featured on Sundays in The Vicksburg Post. Many of the photos are from the J. Mack Moore Collection at the Old Court House Museum. Though not all photos were taken by Mr. Moore, they are part of the collection given

to the museum by longtime Vicksburg Post managing editor Charles J. Faulk. Appropriate photos from the public will also be accepted and published. To submit a photo, contact Karen Gamble at 636-4545.

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Phillips says he is candidate for Justice Court Judge post Henry Phillips has qualified for the Nov. 2 special election to fill an unexpired term for Justice Court Judge in Warren County’s Central District. Phillips will join Audrey Jones Jackson, LeVern W. Powell, Rudolph Walker and James E. Jefferson on the ballot to represent central Vicksburg on the justice court bench. Qualifying ends Sept. 3. Jefferson was appointed to the post by county supervisors in October 2009 after former judge Richard Bradford resigned. Phillips, a Vicksburg native and Vicksburg High School graduate, holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s in elementary education from Jackson State Uni-

versity. Phillips also worked on a Specialist in Elementary Education degree at Alcorn State University. He pursuing a Juris Doctorate in criminal and civil law at Mississippi College in the fall. He spent eight years in the U.S. Navy, where he encrypted information on top secret computers and communicated with U.S. Naval Ship and Shore Commands. Justice Court Judges hear small-claim cases of up to 3,500 misdemeanor criminal cases and any traffic offenses occurring outside city limits. They also conduct bond hearings and preliminary hearings in felony criminal cases, and have the authority to issue search warrants. Justice court judges are not required to pos-


City teen jailed on felony charge Pettit graveyard is located nearby and well-maintained. Absolom Pettit was married three times and had 17 children. The photo is from the Old Court House Museum collection.

County not be worried about their safety and added he is sending members of his staff to Vicksburg in the coming weeks in hopes of resolving the issue. “This is just a very temporary situation. We think we can get the city and county to better integrate their plans,� Womack said. “We’re working with them and in the next few weeks we think we can get this taken care of.� Coleman said city officials have told her repeatedly since May that its legal department is still reviewing the plans. She said the draft plans were submitted without city input at MEMA’s request. “We can’t incorporate (the city) into the plan if we don’t know what their situation is,� Coleman said. “We’ve been waiting a long time.� City Attorney Lee Davis Thames Jr. would not elaborate on discussions between the city and county, saying

A Vicksburg teen was being held in the Warren County Jail without bond Saturday evening on a charge of receiving more than $500 of stolen property, a felony. Jessie Lumpkin, 17, 80 Bunigan Road, was jailed around 10 p.m. Friday night, according to jail records.

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Continued from Page A7. only, “We’re still trying to work with the county, and we hope to come up with a successful plan.� Even if a plan is approved by MEMA and the grant funds are released, the city would not get a share of the $34,822, which can be used for personnel and equipment. Womack said the county is currently not at risk of losing any further funding due to the outdated plans. County Administrator John Smith said the Warren County Board of Supervisors will likely give formal approval to the draft plans sent to MEMA next week. Disputes between the city and county over emergency management response stem back five years to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Then-Mayor Laurence Leyens criticized the county and state for not having adequate emergency response plans and, thus, created a separate city emergency

management department and response plan. Since, the city has also complained the county has not shared reimbursement money it receives for Grand Gulf Nuclear Station-related emergency drills. The city participates in the drills at its own expense, while the county maintains the reimbursements do not cover the entire cost of participation. All counties are required to have a MEMA-approved comprehensive emergency management plan spelling out the responsibilities of various emergency response departments, such as police and fire, in the event of natural disasters, chemical accidents or other emergencies. While a handful of cities in the state have independent emergency management departments, counties are responsible for managing emergency management operations and reporting to MEMA.

sess a law degree, but they must complete state training programs. In Mississippi, salaries for justice court judges depend on county populations. In Warren County, the position pays $40,075 annually. Warren County has three Justice Court seats. Eddie Woods has held the Northern District spot since 2003, and Jeff Crevitt was elected from the Southern District last year.

public meetings this week

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The home of the Pettit family was built in 1824 and burned in 1927. It was located just off Dudley Road, then called Ivanhoe. In addition to a large plantation, the Pettits ran the Magnolia School. The

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A Brandon man was being held in the Warren County Jail without bond Saturday evening on a felony bad check charge. Satish Mehta, 38, 300 Byram Road, was jailed by Warren County Sheriff’s Office deputies around 2 p.m. Friday, according to jail records.

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109, City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St. • NRoute Transportation Commission, 5 p.m. 2501 Halls Ferry Road

Tuesday • Vicksburg Board of Architectural Review, 4 p.m., room 109, City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St.

Thursday • Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees, 5:30 p.m., district office board room, 1500 Mission 66 • Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, 5:15 p.m., 3300 Clay St. • Public hearing on City of Vicksburg fiscal year 2011 budget, 7 p.m., room 109, City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St.

Wednesday • Vicksburg Warren E-911 Commission, 9 a.m., E-911 Dispatch Center, 1401 Clay St. • Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen, 10 a.m., room

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Natchez chief says dept. investigated indicted cops NATCHEZ, Miss. — Natchez Police Chief Mike Mullins says two Natchez police officers who were arrested on federal charges this past week had also been the subject of an internal police departemnt investigation. But, Mullins says in Saturday’s edition of The Natchez Democrat, the prime complainant in the case never contacted the Natchez Police Department or responded to inquires from the department’s investigators. Sealed federal indictments charging two officers were opened Friday. Both men face two counts of civil rights violations for the alleged May 2009 beating of two men they had reportedly arrested.

Greene Co. official guilty of tax evasion HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Greene County Supervisor Earnest Holder faces up to five years in prison after a federal jury on Friday convicted him of a tax evasion

Taxes Continued from Page A1. At $6.1 million, the Vicksburg Police Department will once again have the highest funding of all city departments — but that’s down about $600,000 from current year funding. Six squad cars are included in the coming year budget; half the number purchased this year. A $100,000 reduction in personnel and $500,000 reduction in capital purchases account for lower overall funding. The majority of the city’s departments will see even funding in the coming year. Meanwhile, a new 350-bed,

Oil Continued from Page A1. where residents would lease a piece of land much like a mobile home park. If the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency evicts the tenants outright, it would then auction their cottages to help replenish the emergency agency’s disaster relief coffers. In addition to the cottages, about 200 more Katrina victims still live in federally supplied trailers, down from a post-storm peak of 41,000. Yarborough said he received and spent $3,000 from BP after he lost his job as a trucker. He’s waiting to see if he’ll get monthly checks. “My automobile is past due, my lights, my phone bills.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS charge related to Hurricane Katrina fraud Prosecutors said Holder conspired with a former supervisor, Lee Lambert, to receive illegal kickbacks from Mid-South Pipe Co., which was hired for debris cleanup. Thomas Landon, owner of Mid-South Pipe Co., and Lambert already have entered plea arrangements in association with similar charges.

Break-in reported at Hattiesburg PD HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Hattiesburg police are investigating a break-in at their own police department. Officials told The Hattiesburg American that the break-in happened sometime Friday. Spokesman Sgt. Allen Murray said the break-in occurred in a wing that is

not being used by police, but added that investigators were trying to determine where else the suspects went. Police gave no other details.

Hidden gun leads to child being shot LAKE CHARLES, La. — A Lake Charles man who hid a loaded gun under a sofa cushion — leading to the accidental shooting of a child — has been convicted on charges of negligent injuring and possession of a stolen firearm. The American Press reports that 26-year-old Latheris D. Thomas was given a suspended jail term, probation and ordered to pay $400 a month to the family of the wounded boy. According to Kathy Duhon of the district attorney’s office, Thomas was living with the mother of a 6-yearold child at the time of the Sept. 19, 2009, incident. The boy’s 5-year-old cousin was visiting. The two found the

gun and apparently tussled over it. It went off and the 5-year-old was struck in the head. He is paralyzed on one side.

More La. waters open to crabbers BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened some state waters east of the Mississippi River’s Southwest Pass to commercial crabbing. Areas reopened Friday to sport fishing remain closed to commercial crabbing Maps showing areas open to crabbing are available on the department’s website, www.

La. man convicted in 2008 beating death MONROE, La. — A Monroe man has been convicted in the beating and stabbing death of another man in 2008. The News-Star reports that a jury in Monroe convicted

Lavern “Pee Wee” Hampton of second-degree murder on Friday. The crime carries a mandatory life sentence. The victim was 58-year-old Otis King, who was killed on Aug. 14, 2008, in front of a Monroe house.

Civic club ends jamboree backing ALEXANDRIA, La. — A dispute over advertising has led to an Alexandria civic club withdrawing its sponsorship of an annual high school football jamboreee that has borne its name for the past 59 years. The Town Talk newspaper reports that the jamboree will to on Thursday without the Alexandria-Cenla Cosmopolitan Club. Cosmopolitan Club President Margie Sweat said people from Alexandria, Bolton and Menard used the club’s name to sell about $8,000 worth of advertising for the event, “undercutting” the club’s charity work.

$30 million jail likely will remain on the supervisors’ back burner in the coming budget cycle. Building the jail will require 20 to 50 acres of land — which the county has yet to identify or purchase — and a tax hike to pay for the facility and added staff to manage it. Raising 2 to 9 mills to build and manage a jail with triple the staff compared to the current facility on Cherry Street has been deemed too costly for now. “We cannot afford to build a jail just to use it to hold more people,” Board President Richard George said. The county’s budget likely will continue to be overburdened in 2010-11 by costs for defending indigent clients.

Legal defense for those who cannot afford an attorney is expected to cost at least $300,000 in the coming fiscal year. Those costs ballooned to more than $500,000 in 2009 and have surpassed the $300,000 budgeted for this fiscal year. Both the city and the county are planning to cut down on donations to charitable organizations and advertisements of community groups and events. County donations are in line for a 34 percent cut if supervisors approve the $194,380 in the budget’s current form. “We’re going to have to scale it back. I don’t think there’s any way around that,” Beauman said of

the city’s donations and advertisements. Money for Warren CountyVicksburg Public Library will be up slightly over this year. About 15 computers used by library staff could be replaced this year if funds are available, library director Deb Mitchell said. Budget cuts last year forced the Veto Street library to shave an hour from its Monday through Thursday operations. Routine road and bridge maintenance in the county is poised to ramp up in the next few months, despite less money expected from Vicksburg’s five casinos — historically, the revenue source of choice for road improve-

ments in the county. Parts of Blossom Lane, Old Jackson Road, Newmans Road, Kirkland Road, Redbud Circle, Cottonwood Place and Columbus Road lead a list of roads on which paving bids will be taken Friday. More than $1.9 million appears in the budget for the work. Officials expect $2,205,000 in revenue- and populationbased taxes in 2010-11, less than the $2.3 million taken in so far this fiscal year. Current millage rates are 40.53 in the county, 46.2 for schools and 35.88 inside the city.

Everything is past due,” he said. Lea Crager-Stokes, MEMA deputy director, said the agency is willing to move the structures to mobile home parks or areas outside the floodplain. But that forces some residents to leave their own property and start paying rent. “A lot of these people don’t want to leave their land, which is understandable. But at the same time they’re living in an area prone to flooding and you have to weigh the pros and cons of spending government money,” she said. Pass Christian resident Molly Netherland, 68, said she can’t afford to raise her cottage either. She has applied for oil spill cleanup jobs, but hasn’t been hired. “I can’t get one disaster

over with before you look at another disaster. It’s here on the coast and it will affect every bit of our coastline and everyone who works on the coastline,” Netherland said. Dozens of cottage dwellers meet every Thursday in Bay St. Louis with the Mississippi Center for Justice, an advocacy group that’s trying to negotiate with MEMA for more time to find permanent housing. But Stokes said they can’t keep funding the program forever. “There’s a certain amount of money we’re working with,” Stokes said. MEMA received $281 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the cottage program, funding separate from the $5.4 billion allocated by Congress for Katrina recovery.

At the program’s peak, 2,900 cottages were occupied. There’s about $30 million left in the program. “On our current track, the program will be out of money by June 2011. So the longer we house those who aren’t planning on keeping the cottage, the more expenses we have,” Crager-Stokes said. Getting the last Katrina victims into stable housing hasn’t been easy. Rental rates increased after the storm because of the scarce supply and some housing programs, including those for small rental units, didn’t begin until nearly three years after the storm. Gerald Blessey, appointed by Gov. Haley Barbour as the coast’s post-Katrina housing director, said he was confident cottage residents will get a permanently placed

cottage or a rental will be worked out. But that didn’t happen for Cardia Brown Williams, 44. In June, she lost her job at the Mississippi Case Management Consortium, a program that aided Katrina victims and is set to shut down at the end of August. She’s sought work at casinos and restaurants, but wasn’t hired because the tourism industry also was affected by the spill. Her cottage on property she owned in Bay St. Louis was removed by MEMA when she couldn’t afford to buy it. “I slept in my car a few nights on the beach,” said Williams, who will soon move to a friend’s home in Gulfport. “If I focus on trying to keep my head up, I don’t feel sad about it. Things happen.”

Vaughn-Shelton of San Diego, Calif., and Claudette Vaughn, Christine CaughnSmothers and Gwendolyn Faye Williams, all of Vicksburg; three brothers, John Vaughn Sr., Ellis Allen and Harry Allen, all of Vicksburg;

three grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and others. W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

deaths The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries in news form for area residents, their family members and for former residents at no charge. Families wishing to publish additional information or to use specific wording have the option of a paid obituary.

McKinley Qualls Services for McKinley Qualls will be Monday, Aug. 23, 2010 at 1 p.m. at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. R. D. Bernard officiating. Internment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Qualls died Tuesday, Aug. 17. 2010, at River Region Medical Center. He was 66. Mr. Qualls was a member of Mount Calvary M.B. Church of Tutwiler and King Solomon Baptist Church of Vicksburg.

Louis Spencer Jr. Funeral Services for Louis Spencer Jr. will be Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at the Mount Heroden Baptist Church, with the Rev. Louis A. Hall Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Vicksburg National Military Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5

to 7 p.m. on Monday in the chapel. Mr. Spencer died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010. He was 88. He was an original member of the popular Vicksburg band the Red Tops. He played saxophone in for 20 years. He worked as chief messenger for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for 37 years, and also worked at the Saenger Theatre, operated Gladys’ Grocery Store and owned and managed a janitorial service. He served in the Navy in World War II, was a member of Mount Heroden Baptist Church and was a charter member of the American Legion Tyner-Post No. 213. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Carolyn K. Vaughn Carolyn K. Vaughn, a Vicksburg native, died in Memphis on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010. She was 59. Mrs. Vaughn worked as a nurse for more than 20 years in the Vicksburg area and in Memphis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis Bo and Hazel A. Vaughn.; and a sister, Helen Willis. Survivors include three

sons, Alaric L. Vaughn Sr. of Vicksburg and Ronald Vaughn and Damon Vaughn, both of Memphis; a daughter, Mondrea Vaughn-Cox of Olive Branch; five sisters, Jennifer Vaughn-Blakely of Riverside, Calif., Alice


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Drier air will filter in tonight and continue through most of the work week. Though highs will remain in the 90s, the drier air will make it feel less oppressive outside.

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

LOCAL FORECAST Monday-wednesday Slight chance of isolated showers; highs in the upper 90s; lows in the mid70s

STATE FORECAST TODAY Chance of showers; highs in the mid-90s; lows in the mid-70s MONDAY-WEDNESday Partly cloudy with chances of showers; highs in the mid to upper 90s; lows in the mid-70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 95º Low/past 24 hours............... 77º Average temperature......... 86º Normal this date................... 81º Record low..............59º in 1956 Record high......... 100º in 2000 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..............2.69 inches Total/year............. 35.36 inches Normal/month......2.17 inches Normal/year........ 35.61 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Monday: A.M. Active............................ 4:31 A.M. Most active...............10:41 P.M. Active............................. 4:52 P.M. Most active................11:03 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:40 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:39 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:32

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 22.5 | Change: 0.0 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 15.7 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 12.0 | Change: 0.5 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 15.1 | Change: 0.7 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 3.8 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.3 | Change: 0.3 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.9 River....................................69.6

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Monday.................................. 30.0 Tuesday.................................. 29.9 Wednesday........................... 30.1 Memphis Monday.................................. 13.5 Tuesday.................................. 14.1 Wednesday........................... 14.5 Greenville Monday.................................. 28.8 Tuesday.................................. 28.8 Wednesday........................... 28.8 Vicksburg Monday.................................. 22.6 Tuesday.................................. 22.6 Wednesday........................... 22.6


Sunday, August 22, 2010

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3 weeks on run, Arizona fugitives arrested without fight ST. JOHNS, Ariz. (AP) — The prison escape spurred a three-week manhunt stretching from Arizona to Montana to Arkansas. But it ended not far from where it began. The self-styled “Bonnie and Clyde” team of escapee John McCluskey and girlfriend Casslyn Welch surrendered without bloodshed at a campsite in eastern Arizona. Authorities Friday were still piecing together their activities while on the lam, but they somehow slipped back into Arizona. An alert forest ranger spotted their beatup Nissan hidden at a campground, providing the tip that Casslyn Mae led police to Welch them. When a SWAT team descended on the campsite at dusk Thursday, Welch reached for a weapon but dropped it when she realized she was outgunned, police said. A shirtless, tattoo-covered McCluskey told officers that he regretted not shooting them with the gun he had in a nearby tent. “He has no remorse,” Apache County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Webb Hogle said. The capture brought an end to a manhunt that began July 30 when McCluskey and two murderers broke out of a medium-security prison in Kingman, 185 miles northwest of Phoenix. Authorities say Welch — McCluskey’s cousin and fiancee — threw a set of wire cutters onto prison grounds, allowing them to cut


open a fence. One inmate was caught after a shootout in Colorado. The other was nabbed in a small Wyoming town after he was spotted at a church. The escape cast a critical spotlight on Arizona’s prison system. A report on Thursday found a series of breakdowns that allowed the inmates to slip away into the desert, including alarms that went off so often that prison personnel often just ignored them. McCluskey, 45, and Welch, 44, are suspected in several crimes, including the killing of a couple in New Mexico whose torched bodies were found in Santa Rosa. Officials said the Nissan had New Mexico license plates that were stolen around the time they were killed. During the arrest, he suggested that the gun used in the killings was in his tent, police said. McCluskey and Welch appeared before Apache County Superior Court Judge Donna Grimsley for an initial appearance Friday. Later that night they were transferred across the state to the Mohave County Jail in Kingman, where they were booked on identical charges of escape, kidnapping, armed robbery, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Welch also faces drug charges. They were scheduled for preliminary hearings in Kingman later this month. It’s unclear how long they were in Arizona. At some point they were in tiny Eagar, just west of the New Mexico border, to have a tire fixed, Apache County Sheriff Joseph

Former escaped fugitive John McCluskey arrives for his initial appearance at Apache County Superior Court on Friday.

Dedman said. Around 4 p.m. Thursday, the U.S. Forest Service ranger investigated what appeared to be an unattended campfire in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, Gonzales said. He found the silver Nissan Sentra backed suspiciously into the trees as if someone were trying to hide it. Arriving officers left nothing to chance — expecting a shootout by two desperate fugitives. A helicopter, ambulance, bloodhounds and a secondary team were brought in to respond to any reports of officers down at the campsite. Hogle said McCluskey and Welch were standing next to a car that belonged to a neighboring camper as the SWAT team swarmed in. He yelled at McCluskey to “get down.” When the fugitive didn’t comply, Hogle said, he took him down with force.

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SPORTS SUnday, aug ust 22, 2010 • SE C TI O N B PUZZLES B8

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eight Eight is is enough enough Saints win New Orleans tops Houston in preseason game Story/B3


PREP SOFTBALL WC at Hazlehurst Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.

VHS hosts Richland Tuesday, 6 p.m.


7 p.m. NBC - Let the lovefest begin anew. Brett Favre makes his 2010 debut tonight in the Minnesota Vikings’ preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers.



Porters Chapel receiver ran for a touchdown, caught a TD pass, and had an interception on defense in a 38-0 win over Tallulah Academy on Friday.


Alabama sits atop AP preseason poll

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama will start this season where it ended last season. The Crimson Tide is on top. Coach Nick Saban has the Tide rolling the way Bear Bryant did in his day, first in The Associated Press preseason poll for the first time since 1978. Alabama received 54 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel and 1,491 points to easily outdistance second-ranked Ohio State in the Top 25 released Saturday. The Buckeyes, who have been ranked no lower than 11th in the last eight preseason polls, received three first-place votes. Boise State is third, its best preseason ranking, following another undefeated season. The Broncos received one first-place vote. Florida, Alabama’s Southeastern Conference rival, is fourth. Fifth-ranked Texas received a first-place vote. The rest of the top 10 has TCU sixth, followed by Oklahoma, which received a first-place vote, Nebraska, Iowa and Virginia Tech. No. 21 LSU is followed by Auburn and Georgia, giving the SEC six teams in the preseason rankings, the most of any conference.


Due to transmission difficulties at Louisiana Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge, Saturday’s results were not available. They will appear in Monday’s editions. Saturday’s Powerball numbers were 7-10-12-22-27. The powerball was 26, and the power play was 2. Weekly results: B2

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Rebul Academy quarterback Chris Shaw pitches the ball to Logan Smith (7) during an eight-man football game against Franklin Academy. Rebul and

Franklin are two of the 14 members of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools that play eight-man football.

MAIS schools embrace eight-man football to keep programs going By Ernest Bowker

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As longtime rivals Tensas Academy and Briarfield broke their respective huddles and walked toward the line of scrimmage, something seemed to be missing. Tensas still had the same white jerseys it’s worn for years, and Briarfield its navy blue. Tensas lined up in a power-I formation, same as it often does, while Briarfield deployed its normal defense. When the players wandered to their assigned positions, what was missing finally became apparent. On this particular play, there were no receivers. Moments later, Tensas ran a play that featured only three down linemen and a receiver wearing No. 64. It wasn’t a gimmick offense the Chiefs were trying out in this preseason jamboree. It was just basic eight-man football, a variation on the sport that allowed both programs to keep playing during

seasons when they might otherwise have had to close up shop. • In the wide open spaces of the Great Plains, eight-man football is king. Although 21 states have eight-man leagues, nearly half of the nation’s teams are located in just four — Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and California. A little more than 800 schools nationwide play the slimmed-down version of the sport, with a host of others playing six- and nineman variations. Eight-man football has gained a foothold in Mississippi over the past three years. Fourteen members of the Mississippi Private School Association — including Vicksburg-area schools Rebul, Briarfield and Tensas Academy — play it, double the number when the division was created in 2008. The MAIS eight-man league now has two divi-

“A lot of people looked at us like, ‘Why would you do this? There’s no options here ... It was either play eight-man or don’t play football.” Briarfield coach Ben Durham sions, a playoff system and a November championship game at Mississippi College. The Mississippi High School Activities Association does not offer an eight-man league for the state’s public schools. One of its members, the Mississippi School for the Deaf, participates in other MHSAA activities but plays eight-man football in the Mason-Dixon Deaf Football Conference with other southern schools for the deaf. “We’re very happy with it. As far as we know it’s been real good for our schools,” MAIS executive director David Drake said. Most of the eight-man programs fall into one of two categories.

whose school doesn’t yet have a senior class. “At least this way we can compete and they can have that Friday night experience.” The second group of eight-man teams are those who have sought refuge there because of declining enrollments. Briarfield, in Lake Providence, La., played for the 11-man Class A championship in 2006 and fell one game short of the playoffs last season. This year’s roster, though, only had 12 varsity players. Barring a flood of transfer students, the next few years figured to be about the same. Coach Ben Durham said the only real options were to play eight-man football or disband the program altogether. “A lot of people looked at us like, ‘Why would you do this?’” Durham said. “There’s no options here. We’re riverlocked with recruiting. We

The first are newer schools that are just starting their football programs, like Park Place Christian Academy. It opened in Pearl in 2000 with a kindergarten class and has added a grade each year since. This season marks the first time it will have enough high school age students to field a varsity football team. Park Place coach Preston Gordon said there are tentative plans to move up to 11-man football next season, but playing eight-man is a good way to make the transition. “It’s a great fit for us. If we were to play 11-man against seniors, our guys would get drilled and they’d get discouraged,” said Gordon, See 8-Man Football, Page B3.

Busch takes broom to Bristol with win By The Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Busch made NASCAR history Saturday night with an unprecedented sweep of three national races in one week, completing the trifecta with a victory in the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch hoisted a broom in Victory Lane, where he made his third visit in four days. He also won the Nationwide race Friday night, and the Trucks race Wednesday night to become the first driver to complete the sweep in the 14 years since NASCAR has had three national series. “I’ve been trying to do this since I got to NASCAR,” said Busch, who has tried for a three-race sweep five times in his career. The Cup victory, his third of the season and third in

nascar the last four at Bristol, was drama-free after another round in his ongoing feud with Brad Keselowski. Busch admitted to intentionally wrecking Keselowski late in the Nationwide race, and he celebrated that win by mockingly rubbing his eyes like a crying baby as the crowd showered him with boos. Keselowski vowed revenge over the public address system, to the delight of the Bristol crowd. The barbs continued all the way up to the start of the Cup race. As Busch was booed in pre-race introductions, he sarcastically told the crowd, “Aw, you’re so loving.” Keselowski was introduced moments later, taking the microphone and earning a thunderous cheer by saying, “I’m Brad Keselowski ... Kyle

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Drivers circle the track in the early stages of Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch is (a jerk).” There was almost no chance of an on-track altercation, though, as the two hardly raced near each other for most of the night. Keselowski did make it hard for Busch to pass him late in the race, when Kesel-

owski was fighting hard not to go a lap down, but Busch made a clean move around him after several attempts. David Reutimann rallied from a bout with food poisoning to finish second, and Jamie McMurray was third. Clint Bowyer rallied from

an early pit-road speeding penalty to finish fourth, and moved a step closer to locking down the final spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Mark Martin, who started the night 35 points behind Bowyer in 13th place, finished 23rd.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

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AUTO RACING 2 p.m. Speed - American Le Mans Series, at Elkhart Lake, Wis. 4 p.m. Versus - IRL, Grand Prix of Sonoma, at Sonoma, Calif. BEACH VOLLEYBALL 3:30 p.m. ABC - Manhattan Beach Open, women’s championship BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN2 - Men’s national teams, exhibition, U.S. vs. Spain GOLF 7:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Czech Open 11 a.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship 1 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, Wyndham Championship 3 p.m. NBC - Champions Tour, JELDWEN Tradition 4:30 p.m. TGC - LPGA, Safeway Classic LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES 11 a.m. ESPN - Germany vs. Mexico 1 p.m. ABC - Toms River, N.J. vs. Waipahu, Hawaii 2 p.m. ESPN - Panama vs. Saudi Arabia 5 p.m. ESPN2 - Puerto Rico vs. Japan 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Fairfield, Conn. vs. Pearland, Texas MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1 p.m. TBS - San Francisco at St. Louis 1:10 p.m. WGN - Atlanta at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. ESPN - Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota NFL PRESEASON 7 p.m. NBC - Minnesota at San Francisco TENNIS 11 a.m. CBS - ATP, Western & Southern Financial Group Masters, championship 2 p.m. ESPN2 - WTA Tour, Rogers Cup, championship (tape)




from staff & AP reports

Women’s basketball USM’s Brown transfers to Louisiana Tech RUSTON, La. — Louisiana Tech announced Saturday that sophomore guard Kassietta Brown will transfer from Southern Miss. Brown will have to sit out this season because of NCAA transfer rules, but will then have three years of eligibility remaining. Brown, who played high school ball at West Monroe, averaged 4.0 points in 27 games at USM. The 5-foot-9 guard shot 37 percent from the field while averaging just over 15 minutes a game.

NFL Buccaneers quarterback suffers broken thumb TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman fractured the tip of the thumb on his throwing hand during the first quarter of Saturday night’s preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Buccaneers said he will be sidelined until at least the opening week of the regular season. The second-year pro appeared to hit his hand as he followed through on a pass. The Bucs announced that Freeman is expected to return to practice by the opening week of the regular season and play in the Sept. 12 opener against Cleveland.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aug. 22 1965 — Giants pitcher Juan Marichal hits Dodgers catcher John Roseboro in the head with his bat in the third inning of San Francisco’s game against Los Angeles. A 14-minute brawl ensues and Roseboro suffers cuts on the head. Marichal thought Roseboro threw too close to his head when returning the ball to Sandy Koufax. 1987 — Brazil snaps the 34-game winning streak of the U.S. men’s basketball team with a 120-115 victory in the Pan Am Games. Oscar Schmidt scores 46 points to lead Brazil. Cuba wins a record 10 of 12 gold medals in boxing and beats the U.S. 13-9 in the baseball final. 1989 — Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers becomes the first pitcher to strike out 5,000 batters in a 2-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics. Ryan fans Rickey Henderson swinging on a 3-2, 96 mph fastball for No. 5,000. 2007 — The Texas Rangers become the first team in 110 years to score 30 runs in a game, setting an American League record in a 30-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader.

American League East Division

W New York.......................76 Tampa Bay....................74 Boston...........................70 Toronto..........................64 Baltimore.......................44

L 47 48 54 58 80

Central Division

W Minnesota......................71 Chicago.........................66 Detroit............................60 Kansas City...................52 Cleveland.......................50

L 52 56 63 70 73

Pct GB .618 — .607 1 1/2 .565 6 1/2 .525 11 1/2 .355 32 1/2 Pct GB .577 — .541 4 1/2 .488 11 .426 18 1/2 .407 21

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................68 54 .557 — Oakland.........................61 60 .504 6 1/2 Los Angeles..................62 62 .500 7 Seattle...........................49 74 .398 19 1/2 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 9, Seattle 5 L.A. Angels 9, Minnesota 3 Baltimore 8, Texas 6 Detroit 5, Cleveland 2 Boston 5, Toronto 4, 11 innings Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 5, 1st game Tampa Bay at Oakland, (n) Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 2nd game, (n) Today’s Games Cleveland (J.Gomez 3-1) at Detroit (Verlander 13-8), 12:05 p.m. Seattle (French 2-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 16-5), 12:05 p.m. Texas (Tom.Hunter 9-2) at Baltimore (Millwood 2-13), 12:35 p.m. Toronto (Marcum 11-6) at Boston (C.Buchholz 14-5), 12:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Danks 12-8) at Kansas City (Greinke 8-11), 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Garza 12-7) at Oakland (Braden 8-8), 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Jer.Weaver 11-8) at Minnesota (S.Baker 10-9), 7:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Kansas City at Detroit, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Seattle at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Minnesota at Texas, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.

National League East Division

W Atlanta...........................72 Philadelphia...................69 Florida............................62 New York.......................62 Washington....................53

L 51 53 60 61 70

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................71 St. Louis........................66 Milwaukee......................59 Houston.........................53 Chicago.........................51 Pittsburgh......................40

L 51 54 64 69 73 83

Pct .585 .566 .508 .504 .431

GB — 2 1/2 9 1/2 10 19

Pct GB .582 — .550 4 .480 12 1/2 .434 18 .411 21 .325 31 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................73 49 .598 — San Francisco...............69 55 .556 5 Colorado........................62 60 .508 11 Los Angeles..................62 61 .504 11 1/2 Arizona..........................49 75 .395 25 Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 5, Atlanta 4 N.Y. Mets 5, Pittsburgh 1, 6 innings Washington 8, Philadelphia 1 Florida 6, Houston 3 Milwaukee 6, San Diego 5 St. Louis 5, San Francisco 1 Arizona 3, Colorado 1 Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Today’s Games Houston (Figueroa 3-1) at Florida (A.Miller 0-0), 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 10-7) at Pittsburgh (Duke 5-12), 12:35 p.m. Washington (Olsen 3-5) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 8-13), 12:35 p.m. San Diego (Garland 12-8) at Milwaukee (M.Parra 3-9), 1:10 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 8-7) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 10-6), 1:15 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 1-0) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 5-11), 1:20 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 13-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 11-7), 3:10 p.m. Colorado (J.Chacin 5-9) at Arizona (D.Hudson 3-1), 3:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Chicago Cubs at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Houston at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Atlanta at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. Cincinnati at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.


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minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W x-Tennessee (Cubs)......35 Huntsville (Brewers)......29 Chattanooga (Dodgers).26 West Tenn (Mariners)...25 Carolina (Reds).............24

L 20 26 28 30 31

South Division

W x-Jacksonville (Marlins).33 Mobile (Diamondbacks).31 Mississippi (Braves)...25 Montgomery (Rays).......24 B’ham (White Sox)........22 x-clinched first half

L 22 23 30 31 33

Pct. .636 .527 .481 .455 .436

GB — 6 8 1/2 10 11

Pct. .600 .574 .455 .436 .400

GB — 1 1/2 8 9 11

——— Saturday’s Games West Tenn 6, Jacksonville 5, 1st game Mobile 2, Carolina 1 Tennessee 7, Mississippi 2 Huntsville 2, Birmingham 1 Chattanooga 6, Montgomery 1 Jacksonville at West Tenn, (n), 2nd game Today’s Games Mobile at Carolina, 1 p.m. Mississippi at Tennessee, 4 p.m. Huntsville at Birmingham, 5:05 p.m. Chattanooga at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Mobile at Chattanooga, 4:15 p.m., 1st game Birmingham at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Mobile at Chattanooga, 6:45 p.m., 2nd game Montgomery at Huntsville, 7 p.m. Tennessee at West Tenn, 7:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m.

nfl NFL Preseason Schedule

Saturday’s Games Baltimore 23, Washington 3 Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Giants 17 St. Louis 19, Cleveland 17 Tampa Bay 20, Kansas City 15 New Orleans 38, Houston 20 N.Y. Jets 9, Carolina 3 Oakland 32, Chicago 17 Dallas 16, San Diego 14 Miami at Jacksonville, (n) Detroit at Denver, (n) Green Bay at Seattle, (n) Today’s Game Minnesota at San Francisco, 7 p.m. Monday’s Game Arizona at Tennessee, 7 p.m. ———


Houston New Orleans

0 10 3 7 — 20 14 14 7 3 — 38 First Quarter NO—Bush 9 run (Hartley kick), 9:02. NO—Brees 1 run (Hartley kick), 3:12. Second Quarter Hou—Foster 10 run (Rackers kick), 14:57. NO—P.Thomas 31 pass from Daniel (Hartley kick), 6:34. Hou—FG Rackers 52, 3:44. NO—Keasey 1 pass from Daniel (Hartley kick), :00. Third Quarter Hou—FG K.Brown 43, 5:50. NO—Arrington 18 pass from Daniel (Hartley kick), 1:28. Fourth Quarter Hou—Graham 10 pass from Orlovsky (K.Brown kick), 14:11. NO—FG Hartley 35, 4:03. A—70,025. ——— Hou NO First downs................................15........................27 Total Net Yards.......................291......................409 Rushes-yards.......................14-48.................46-198 Passing....................................243......................211 Punt Returns............................2-1.......................0-0 Kickoff Returns.....................5-197...................5-105 Interceptions Ret......................1-0.......................0-0 Comp-Att-Int..................... 20-29-0............... 20-31-1 Sacked-Yards Lost.................2-14.......................1-7 Punts...................................3-39.3..................3-40.7 Fumbles-Lost............................3-2.......................0-0 Penalties-Yards......................5-56.....................9-97 Time of Possession.............20:00...................40:00 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Houston, Foster 6-28, Slaton 5-19, J.Johnson 2-1, Orlovsky 1-0. New Orleans, Ivory 20-66, Bush 7-49, Hill 6-32, P.Thomas 7-24, Roby 1-20, Daniel 1-9, Brees 1-1, Canfield 3-(minus 3). PASSING—Houston, Orlovsky 12-19-0-140, Schaub 8-10-0-117. New Orleans, Daniel 15-21-1182, Brees 5-10-0-36. RECEIVING—Houston, Anderson 3-61, Dreessen 3-55, Graham 3-32, Jones 2-29, Foster 2-15, A.Johnson 2-15, Walter 1-32, Leach 1-12, J.Johnson 1-6, Casey 1-4, Slaton 1-(minus 4). New Orleans, Colston 4-49, Arrington 3-71, Hill 3-14, P.Thomas 2-38, D.Thomas 2-3, Humphrey 1-16, Henderson 1-9, Roby 1-8, Moore 1-6, Shockey 1-3, Keasey 1-1. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

college football The AP Top 25

By The Associated Press The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press preseason college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2009 records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and final ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (54).........................14-0 1,491 1 2. Ohio St. (3)............................11-2 1,400 5 3. Boise St. (1)...........................14-0 1,336 4 4. Florida....................................13-1 1,237 3 5. Texas (1)................................13-1 1,223 2 6. TCU........................................12-1 1,160 6 7. Oklahoma (1)..........................8-5 1,104 — 8. Nebraska................................10-4 1,033 14 9. Iowa........................................11-2 1,007 7 10. Virginia Tech........................10-3 973 10 11. Oregon.................................10-3 870 11 12. Wisconsin.............................10-3 822 16 13. Miami.....................................9-4 785 19 14. Southern Cal.........................9-4 590 22 15. Pittsburgh.............................10-3 516 15 16. Georgia Tech.......................11-3 511 13 17. Arkansas...............................8-5 496 — 18. North Carolina.......................8-5 397 — 19. Penn St................................11-2 382 9 20. Florida St..............................7-6 379 — 21. LSU.......................................9-4 300 17 22. Auburn...................................8-5 296 — 23. Georgia.................................8-5 206 — 24. Oregon St.............................8-5 198 — 25. West Virginia.........................9-4 184 25 Others receiving votes: Cincinnati 108, Stanford 81, Utah 80, South Carolina 71, Houston 66, Connecticut 32, Notre Dame 31, Missouri 27, BYU 19, Arizona 15, Clemson 15, Texas Tech 14, Navy 12, Washington 8, Texas A&M 7, Ole Miss 6, Oklahoma St. 3, Cent. Michigan 2, Middle Tennessee 2, Temple 2, Boston College 1, SMU 1, UCF 1.

prep football MHSAA Region 2-6A

Team Overall Region Madison Central.......................1-0.......................0-0 Northwest Rankin.....................1-0.......................0-0 Greenville-Weston....................1-0.......................0-0 Clinton......................................0-1.......................0-0 Warren Central.......................0-1.......................0-0 Grenada....................................0-1.......................0-0 Murrah......................................0-1.......................0-0 Vicksburg................................0-1.......................0-0 Aug. 20 Ocean Springs 35, Warren Central 0 Madison Central 51, Hattiesburg 0 Brandon 6, Clinton 3, 3OT Oxford 41, Grenada 12 Northwest Rankin 22, Louisville 14 Greenville-Weston 15, Gentry 14 Canton 40, Murrah 14 Gulfport 49, Vicksburg 7 Friday’s games Northwest Rankin at DeSoto Central, 7:30 p.m. Warren Central at Lawrence County, 7:30 p.m. Ridgeland at Clinton, 7:30 p.m. Melrose, Tenn. at Madison Central, 7:30 p.m. Murrah at Callaway, 7:30 p.m. Clarksdale at Greenville-Weston, 7:30 p.m. Kosciusko at Grenada, 7:30 p.m. Open date: Vicksburg ———

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Region 4-1A

Team Overall Region Bogue Chitto............................1-0.......................0-0 Cathedral..................................1-0.......................0-0 St. Aloysius.............................0-1.......................0-0 Salem.......................................0-1.......................0-0 West Lincoln.............................0-1.......................0-0 Mount Olive..............................0-1.......................0-0 Sebastopol................................0-0.......................0-0 Dexter.......................................0-0.......................0-0 Aug. 20 Cathedral 28, Central Private 6 Collins 12, Mount Olive 6 Bogue Chitto 34, Madison-St. Joseph 24 Pelahatchie 14, St. Aloysius 0 West Marion 34, Salem 14 Williams Sullivan 6, West Lincoln 0 Bowling Green at Dexter, n/a Sebastopol at Edinburg, n/a Friday’s games St. Aloysius at Tallulah Academy, 7 p.m. Dexter at McLaurin, 7:30 p.m. Columbia Academy at Salem, 7:30 p.m. Cathedral at Loyd Star, 7:30 p.m. Lake at Sebastopol, 7:30 p.m. Enterprise-Lincoln at Bogue Chitto, 7:30 p.m. Open date: West Lincoln, Mount Olive ———

Region 6-2A

Team Overall Region Puckett......................................1-0.......................0-0 Loyd Star..................................0-1.......................0-0 Madison-St. Joe.......................0-1.......................0-0 Hinds AHS...............................0-0.......................0-0 Enterprise-Lincoln.....................0-0.......................0-0 Wesson.....................................0-0.......................0-0 Aug. 20 Puckett 33, Bay Springs 6 Franklin County 62, Loyd Star 7 Bogue Chitto 34, Madison-St. Joseph 24 Open date: Hinds AHS, Wesson, Ent.-Lincoln Friday’s games Pelahatchie at Puckett, 7:30 p.m. Cathedral at Loyd Star, 7:30 p.m. Enterprise-Lincoln at Bogue Chitto, 7:30 p.m. Port Gibson at Hinds AHS, 7:30 p.m. Richland at Wesson, 7:30 p.m. Madison-St. Joe at Greenville-St. Joe, 7:30 p.m. ———

Region 4-3A

Team Overall Region South Delta.............................1-0.......................0-0 Riverside...................................1-0.......................0-0 Leflore County..........................0-1.......................0-0 Marshall....................................0-1.......................0-0 Bailey Magnet..........................0-1.......................0-0 Leland.......................................0-0.......................0-0 Aug. 19 McLaurin 44, Bailey Magnet 0 Aug. 20 Greenwood 13, Leflore County 12 South Delta 36, McClain 20 Durant 47, Marshall 0 Riverside 20, Greenville-St. Joseph 6 Drew at Leland, n/a Friday’s games South Delta at Hollandale-Simmons, 7:30 p.m. Shaw at Leland, 7:30 p.m. Florence at Bailey Magnet, 7:30 p.m. Riverside at O’Bannon, 7:30 p.m. Amanda Elzy at Leflore County, 7:30 p.m. Marshall at Coahoma County, 7:30 p.m. ———

Region 7-4A

Team Overall Region North Pike................................1-0.......................0-0 Columbia..................................1-0.......................0-0 Crystal Springs.........................0-1.......................0-0 Lawrence County.....................0-1.......................0-0 South Pike................................0-0.......................0-0 Port Gibson.............................0-0.......................0-0 Aug. 20 North Pike 50, Richland 8 Amite County 21, Crystal Springs 14 Callaway 19, Lawrence County 7 Columbia 20, Poplarville 7 Port Gibson at Raymond, n/a Open date: South Pike Friday’s games Port Gibson at Hinds AHS, 7:30 p.m. Lanier at Crystal Springs, 7:30 p.m. Warren Central at Lawrence County, 7:30 p.m. Bay St. Louis at North Pike, 7:30 p.m. South Pike at McComb, 7:30 p.m. Perry Central at Columbia, 7:30 p.m. ———


District 5-A

Team Overall Region Porters Chapel........................1-0.......................0-0 University Christian..................1-0.......................0-0 Russell Christian......................0-1.......................0-0 Newton County Academy........0-0.......................0-0 Aug. 20 Heidelberg 47, Russell Christian 7 Porters Chapel 38, Tallulah Academy 0 University Christian 26, Benton Academy 7 Hebron Christian at Newton County Aca., n/a Friday’s games Porters Chapel at Prairie View, 7 p.m. University Christian at Sylva Bay, 7 p.m. Alpha Christian at Russell Christian, 7 p.m. Heidelberg at Newton County Aca., 7 p.m. ———

District 4-A

Team Overall Region Humphreys Academy...............1-0.......................0-0 Tri-County.................................1-0.......................0-0 Sharkey-Issaquena.................0-1.......................0-0 Benton Academy......................0-1.......................0-0 Clinton Christian.......................0-0.......................0-0 Aug. 20 University Christian 26, Benton Academy 7 Tri-County 9, Manchester 0 Central Holmes 46, Sharkey-Issaquena 0 Humphreys 20, Deer Creek 12 Open date: Clinton Christian Friday’s games Tri-County at Prentiss Christian, 7 p.m. Carroll Academy at Sharkey-Issaquena, 7 p.m. Clinton Christian at Central Holmes, 7 p.m. Humphreys at Winona Christian, 7 p.m. ———

District 6-A Team................................. Overall................ Region Trinity........................................1-0.......................0-0 Tallulah Academy...................0-1.......................0-0 Aug. 20 Trinity 54, Prairie View 8 Porters Chapel 38, Tallulah Academy 0 Friday’s games St. Aloysius at Tallulah Academy, 7 p.m. Trinity at East Rankin, 7 p.m. ———

District 4-AA

Team Overall Region Central Hinds..........................1-0.......................0-0 Amite........................................1-0.......................0-0 Brookhaven Academy..............1-0.......................0-0 Columbia Academy..................0-1.......................0-0 Bowling Green..........................0-0.......................0-0 Aug. 20 Central Hinds 49, Hillcrest 6 Presbyterian Christian 40, Columbia Aca. 0 Amite 32, Ben’s Ford 0 Brookhaven Academy 42, Silliman 6 Bowling Green at Dexter, n/a Friday’s games Columbia Academy at Salem, 7 p.m. Greenville Christian at Central Hinds, 7 p.m. Silliman at Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Central Private at Amite Copiah Academy at Brookhaven Academy, 7 p.m. ———

8-Man District 2

Team Overall Region Tensas Academy.....................1-0.......................0-0 Briarfield..................................1-0.......................0-0 Rebul........................................1-0.......................0-0 Mt. Salus..................................0-1.......................0-0 Christian Collegiate..................0-1.......................0-0

Delta Academy.........................0-1.......................0-0 Franklin Academy....................0-1.......................0-0 Park Place Christian................0-1.......................0-0 Aug. 20 Tensas Academy 44, Calvary Christian 8 Rebul 41, Mt. Salus 0 Briarfield 36, North Sunflower 28 Veritas 34, Christian Collegiate 8 Central Academy 20, Franklin Academy 6 Calhoun Academy 36, Park Place Christian 26 Macon Road Baptist (Tenn.) 20, Delta Academy 0 Friday’s games Rebul at Calhoun Academy, 7 p.m. Franklin Academy at Tensas Academy, 7 p.m. Briarfield at Hot Springs Christian, Ark., 7 p.m. Delta Academy at North Sunflower, 7 p.m. Christian Collegiate at Kemper Academy, 7 p.m. Park Place Christian at Calvary Christian, 7 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup Irwin Tools Night Race Results

Saturday At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (19) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 500 laps, 139.8 rating, 195 points. 2. (5) David Reutimann, Toyota, 500, 121.8, 175. 3. (7) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 500, 112.8, 170. 4. (24) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 500, 103.4, 165. 5. (11) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 500, 95.4, 155. 6. (6) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 500, 110.9, 150. 7. (8) Juan P. Montoya, Chevy, 500, 109.3, 146. 8. (21) Greg Biffle, Ford, 500, 81.7, 142. 9. (20) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 500, 93.6, 138. 10. (14) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 500, 99.3, 134. 11. (26) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 500, 90.8, 135. 12. (2) Carl Edwards, Ford, 500, 102.5, 127. 13. (27) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chev., 500, 83.7, 124. 14. (28) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 499, 70.9, 121. 15. (18) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 499, 68.6, 118. 16. (16) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 499, 78.2, 115. 17. (9) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 499, 83.6, 112. 18. (3) Joey Logano, Toyota, 499, 82.4, 109. 19. (15) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 499, 70.3, 106. 20. (22) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 499, 67.4, 103. 21. (12) Paul Menard, Ford, 499, 70.8, 100. 22. (33) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 498, 56.9, 102. 23. (13) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 498, 69.9, 99. 24. (31) Jeff Green, Ford, 497, 58, 91. 25. (25) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 497, 57.5, 88. 26. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 495, 47.8, 85. 27. (4) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 494, 70.6, 87. 28. (39) Tony Raines, Ford, 492, 44.1, 79. 29. (41) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 491, 37.9, 76. 30. (29) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 489, 44.4, 73. 31. (10) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 488, 50.9, 70. 32. (38) David Ragan, Ford, 486, 43.2, 67. 33. (23) Scott Speed, Toyota, 486, 51, 64. 34. (17) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 473, 63.6, 61. 35. (1) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 415, 92, 63. 36. (40) Kevin Conway, vibration, 212, 30.8, 55. 37. (42) Landon Cassill, ignition, 129, 38.9, 52. 38. (30) Bobby Labonte, accident, 118, 35.4, 49. 39. (43) Casey Mears, electrical, 58, 39.2, 46. 40. (37) Robby Gordon, electrical, 50, 34.3, 43. 41. (36) Todd Bodine, rear gear, 47, 36.2, 40. 42. (32) Scott Riggs, transmission, 32, 30.5, 37. 43. (35) Michael McDowell, engine, 16, 27, 34. ——— Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 99.071 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 41 minutes, 24 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.677 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 39 laps. Lead Changes: 15 among 9 drivers. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Ky.Busch, 4 times for 283 laps; J.Johnson, 5 times for 175 laps; D.Reutimann, 1 time for 25 laps; J.McMurray, 1 time for 11 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 2 laps; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 1 lap; T.Kvapil, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Martin, 1 time for 1 lap; T.Stewart, 1 time for 1 lap. ———

Sprint Cup standings 1. Kevin Harvick.............................................. 3,521 2. Jeff Gordon................................................. 3,242 3. Kyle Busch.................................................. 3,170 4. Carl Edwards.............................................. 3,113 5. Denny Hamlin............................................. 3,108 6. Tony Stewart............................................... 3,107 7. Jeff Burton.................................................. 3,101 8. Matt Kenseth............................................... 3,095 9. Jimmie Johnson.......................................... 3,077 10. Kurt Busch................................................ 3,073 11. Greg Biffle................................................. 3,055 12. Clint Bowyer............................................... 2,920

golf Wyndham Championship Par Scores

Saturday At Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro, N.C. Purse: $5.1 million Yardage: 7,117; Par: 70 Third Round Arjun Atwal....................61-67-65—193 Scott McCarron.............65-68-63—196 Scott Piercy...................66-66-64—196 Lucas Glover.................64-65-67—196 Will MacKenzie..............68-64-65—197 Garrett Willis..................66-66-65—197 David Toms...................64-68-65—197 Justin Leonard...............68-63-66—197 John Rollins...................64-65-68—197 Brandt Snedeker...........63-65-69—197 Kevin Na........................66-71-61—198 Andres Romero.............66-67-65—198 Richard S. Johnson......67-66-65—198 Martin Laird...................67-65-66—198 Glen Day.......................67-67-65—199 Bill Haas........................69-65-65—199 Jerry Kelly.....................66-67-66—199 Kevin Streelman............64-65-70—199 Jeff Quinney..................66-70-64—200 Tom Gillis......................69-67-64—200 Chris Riley.....................67-69-64—200 Michael Sim...................66-68-66—200 Tim Petrovic..................66-68-66—200

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-9-0 La. Pick 4: 9-6-6-6 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-2-0 La. Pick 4: 5-4-9-6 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-8-9 La. Pick 4: 6-8-5-7 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-3-4 La. Pick 4: 4-1-3-3 Easy 5: 15-17-25-35-36 La. Lotto: 12-17-21-27-30-38 Powerball: 4-32-33-47-55 Powerball: 39; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-0-1 La. Pick 4: 6-5-4-3 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-2-2 La. Pick 4: 0-9-8-2 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: n/a La. Pick 4: n/a Easy 5: n/a La. Lotto: n/a Powerball: 7-10-12-22-27 Powerball: 26; Power play: 2

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

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Saints’ offense too much for Texans By The Associated Press

The associated press

New Orleans Saints quarterback Chase Daniel (10) scrambles for a first down as Houston Texans safety Eugene Wilson closes in during Saturday’s preseason game.

Playing in the Superdome for the first time since the NFC championship game last season, New Orleans’ highpowered offense picked up where it left off, rolling over the Houston Texans 38-20 Saturday night. Drew Brees, who played for only one quarter, led New Orleans to two touchdowns — handing off to Reggie Bush for a 9-yard score and leaping over center for a 1-yard TD that put New Orleans up 14-0. There was not much of a dropoff when Chase Daniel took over in the second quarter. The Saints outgained Houston 409 yards to 291 and had the football for 40 minutes. Brees completed 5 of 10 passes for 36 yards. Daniel worked the last three quarters and completed 15 of 21 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns. He was

nfl intercepted once. Houston quarterback Matt Schaub was 8-of-10 for 117 yards. Dan Orlovsky went 12-of-19 for 140 yards and a touchdown. The Texans did little to sort out their running back situation. Arian Foster started Saturday’s game, and had six carries for 28 yards and a touchdown. Foster lost a fumble in the second quarter. The Saints got help from the Texans’ turnovers. Houston lost two of its three fumbles. Trindon Holiday’s muffed catch of a first-quarter punt set up the Saints’ second touchdown. Steve Slaton — Foster’s main challenger for the starting spot— ran five times for 19 yards. The Saints ran for 198 yards. Bush had 49 yards and rookie Chris Ivory had 66. Kris Brown has been the

Texans’ kicker since the franchise began. This year he’s competing with Neil Rackers. Coach Gary Kubiak said performance in the preseason games will settle the competition.

Steelers 24, Giants 17 Byron Leftwich and Dennis Dixon combined to lead three long touchdown drives after Ben Roethlisberger made his preseason debut, and the Steelers spoiled the Giants’ first home game in their new $1.6 billion stadium. Roethlisberger, suspended for the opening six games of the regular season by commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, was solid in his first game since the suspension was announced. He completed 6 of 8 passes for 76 yards and an interception, and led the Steelers on a 13-play, 58-yard drive that

lasted seven-plus minutes and ended in a field goal.

Cowboys 16, Chargers 14 Philip Rivers, San Diego’s $93 million quarterback, chased Dallas safety Barry Church for about 70 yards before making a touchdown-saving tackle. The Cowboys scored three plays later to tie it, then went on to win it on a safety with 3:46 to play. Chargers rookie quarterback Jonathan Crompton was sacked by Victor Butler, who forced a fumble at about the 5. The ball rolled into the end zone and was recovered by San Diego rookie left tackle Ryan Otterson. In other preseason games Saturday, it was Baltimore 23, Washington 3; Oakland 32, Chicago 17; Tampa Bay 20, Kansas City 15; the New York Jets 9, Carolina 3; Detroit 25, Denver 20; Miami 27, Jacksonville 26; and St. Louis 19, Cleveland 17.

8-Man Football Continued from Page B1. have Arkansas to the north, the river to the east, and one of the best Louisiana singleA schools, Oak Grove, to the west. We have nowhere we can recruit from. It was either play eight-man or don’t play football.” Other schools, like Tensas and Rebul, soldiered through the 11-man ranks for years with rosters that typically ranged from 13 to 20 players. They had varying degrees of success. Tensas was a playoff staple in the late 1990s and early 2000s despite its limited numbers. Rebul struggled through most of the 1990s and, early in the 2000s, was forced to play an independent schedule because it wasn’t sure it would have enough players to field a full team. When even those tiny rosters dwindled further, eightman went from a taboo topic to a lifeboat to keep the program alive. “We could go eight-man or we could go out of business,” Tensas coach Joe Coats said. “If you put 11 out there and just leave them out there for 10 games, you’re not going to make it.” No matter how desperate the situation, making the switch is not an easy sell. Playing 11-man football, whether a team is competitive or not, carries more prestige in football circles than playing eight-man. In the MAIS, teams that make the switch are required to play eight-man for at least two years until the next conference realignment. Many will not return to the 11-man ranks for years, if ever. Giving up the 11-man game can forever brand a program as smalltime. “It was split down the middle. Some of the oldschool guys were hesitant and didn’t look at it as football,” Durham said of Briarfield supporters’ reaction to the switch. “In the end, there was no option. We had to do what we had to do to survive. Thank God the MAIS makes this available to us. There’s an old adage that, at a small school, when you lose football you lose the school.” • In many ways, eight-man football is exactly like its big 11-man brother. Linemen still block, running backs still run, defenders still make tackles. Even some running formations look remarkably similar to the 11-man game, just without any receivers split to the side. The biggest difference, besides a few tweaks to the rulebook, are easily noticed on passing plays and sweeps. Because there’s fewer players to cover a large field, running plays to the outside and deep passes can often result in long touchdowns. “They think it’ll be easier because there’s less people, but it’s harder because there’s so much space. You have to be a great open-field

tackler,” Briarfield wingback Matt Dennis said. The potential for big plays leads to high scores. Tensas, for example, scored 60 points against Calvary Christian in its second game of the 2009 season — and still lost by 32. Tensas eventually finished 10-2 and reached the MAIS championship game, but lost again to Calvary 72-42. Calvary Christian averaged 63 points per game last season. This preseason, Tensas beat Briarfield 20-6 in a twoquarter jamboree game. Three of the four touchdowns were scored on long pass plays, and the other came on a 50-yard interception return. “It’s a lot more like basketball on grass,” Durham said. “It’s really a lot like Arena Football. It’s just like football, it’s just played in a lot more space.” Rebul coach Shane Edwards said the high-scoring games are fun to watch, as well as fun to play. “They’re very fun to watch — if you like offense. You very seldom have 9-3 games,” Edwards said. “You can get back into a game quick. We were down 32-7 at the half one time and were tied 40-40 by the end of the fourth quarter.” Although high scores are common in eight-man leagues around the country, they’re even more frequent in the MAIS league because of the field itself. Some varsity eight-man programs still field 11-man junior varsity squads and vice versa, so to avoid needing two sets of fields the MAIS plays eight-man games on a 100-yard field. In most states, the eight-man field is only 80 yards long and 40 yards wide. To bring the scoring down, the MAIS changed the length of quarters from 12 minutes to 10 for this season. “That’s probably going to bring the scores in line a little bit more with other states. Games were lasting just a little longer than everybody wanted them to,” Drake said. There are a couple more rules differences between the eight- and 11-man games that follow the National Federation of High Schools guidelines. The offensive team has to have five players on the line of scrimmage, instead of the seven required in 11-man football. Any player on the end of the line is an eligible receiver, as are all three backs. Unlike in 11-man football, any player can wear any number. A player wearing No. 50 — which would require him to be a lineman in an 11-man game — can line up at quarterback on one play, center the next, then split out wide as a receiver the play after that. The numbering system, Durham said, is one of the

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Briarfield running back Fuad Ahmed (21) tries to avoid the tackles of Tensas Academy defenders Dylan Hopkins (54)

What’s different? Key differences between eight-man football and the traditional 11-man version: • In most states, the eight-man game is played on a smaller field, 80 yards long and 40 yards wide. Because some MAIS programs still have 11-man junior varsity teams, in Mississippi the full 100-yard long field is used. • At least five players must be on the line of scrimmage at the snap. All but the center and two guards are eligible receivers, regardless of what number they wear. • Because there’s fewer players to cover a large space, high scores are common. Last year’s MAIS champion, Calvary Christian, averaged 63 points per game. • To keep the scores in check, the MAIS uses 10-minute quarters for eight-man football. hardest things he’s had to adjust to as a coach. “It’s not that different. It’s just adjusting. Everything with 11-man is about personnel. With this, you have to have guys on the field that can play in different spots,” Durham said. Playing different positions also takes a toll on players. Learning the intricacies of being a lineman are difficult enough without figuring out how to be a tight end or fullback on consecutive plays. “It’s a lot faster. You’ve got to pay a whole lot more attention. A lot of people don’t understand it, but it’s awesome,” Rebul senior lineman Brandon Hunt said. Being asked to switch positions on the fly, as well as play ironman football, also requires a different level of conditioning. Dennis, upon hearing that a rival team ran 10 40-yard dashes as the meat of a summer conditioning workout, just laughed. “If we run 10 40s we throw a party,” Dennis said. “The running we do at the beginning of practice this year is more than we’d do at the end of practice last year.” Edwards marveled at the conditioning regimen of his

players. “It’s intense,” he said. “I played 11-man. I salute these guys for what they do.” • The future of the MAIS’ eight-man division seems strong. Drake said there are no plans to scrap it, and expects the lineup to remain steady as some programs move on to 11-man and others drop down to take their place. “The feeling is we’ve pretty much settled in between 12 and 15 teams. There’s some schools that dropped down for a year or two and are getting ready to move up to 11-man,” Drake said. Edwards was grateful for the league. Rebul is 14-16 in three years of eight-man football, the last two with Edwards as the head coach. “The small schools appreciate the opportunity to do this,” Edwards said. “I think everybody is starting to open up to eight-man. With 14 teams and a playoff, it’s starting to build. I think you could see a lot of single-A schools do it.” Although most coaches that have made the switch hope to evetually return to the 11-man ranks — largely

and Jack Hart (44) during an eight-man football jamboree earlier this month. because it would mean the growth of their respective schools — they’ve also embraced their new league. Durham spent the summer learning how to convert Briarfield’s 11-man wing-style offense into an eight-man version. His players, faced with an opportunity to scour Northeast Louisiana in a quest to find a few friends willing to transfer to Briarfield and allow it to stay in the 11-man ranks, opted to stick with a smaller roster and try for an eight-man title. Durham said it would be five or six years before Briarfield would consider a return to 11-man, when a decentsized group of elementary students reaches high school age. “I looked at it as an opportunity instead of an obstacle,” said Durham, whose team beat North Sunflower 36-28 in its eight-man debut on Friday. “We hadn’t been competitive in JV in a long time. We scored one touchdown last year, at the end of our last game. When you look at that, and don’t have the numbers, you have to do what’s best for your school.” About 50 miles south on U.S. 65, in St. Joseph, La., Coats and his players have begun touting Tensas’ eightman tradition. The Chiefs played for the MAIS championship in each of the league’s first two seasons. Coats was doubtful Tensas would ever return to 11-man football. He also said the success his team has had playing eight-man has quieted some doubters. “Our fans seem to like it. A lot of them were against it initially. Once we got into it, it hasn’t been a problem,” Coats said. “I don’t think we’ll ever have enough numbers. We don’t have any

seniors, and the numbers dwindle until you get down to the elementary school.” Switching back to 11-man poses its own challenges. At Rebul, for example, the current group of seniors has never played that version of the game. The school began the switch when they were in junior high and has played it throughout their varsity careers. Moving back up would force a generation of players to learn a different style of football. “It’s gotten to where I can’t tell the difference” between 11- and eight-man, said Edwards, who started at Rebul as an assistant coach in 2008. “When I became head coach, there were only a few left that have even known 11-man.” The members of the eightman fraternity also exhibit a sense of pride in their style of football. Whether it’s the emphasis on conditioning, the individual skills required to succeed, or just a common bond formed from trying something different, players and coaches alike shake off the slights sent their way by those with bigger rosters. “Not really,” Hunt said when asked if the jeers bothered him, “because they don’t know what’s out here. They don’t know what they’re missing.” Coats, who spent 31 of the 34 years of his coaching career with 11-man programs, seemed happy to send a salvo back in the other direction. “I spent my whole career in 11-man. After we got into it, it wasn’t much different. You’ve still got to block, still got to throw and catch,” Coats said. “Those that are criticizing eight-man, before I put much stock in them I’d like to see their resumé.”


Sunday, August 22, 2010

sports arena Submit items by e-mail at; postal service at P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182; fax at 601-6340897; or delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road by Monday for publication Wednesday, or Friday for publication on Sunday. Please include your name and phone number.

Warren Central varsity golf tryouts Tryouts for Warren Central’s varsity golf team will be held Sept. 2 and 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Clear Creek Golf Course. All golfers should have a completed physical and parental consent forms, as well as their own clubs. For information, call coach Matt Gullett at 601-638-3372.

Mississippi Panic softball tryouts The Mississippi Panic 10-and-under softball team will host tryouts for the 2011 season on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon at Bazinsky Park. Players need to have been born in 2000 or 2001. For more information, call Rick Daughtry at 601-2189501.

Vicksburg Warren Flag Football League The Vicksburg Warren Flag Football League is accepting registration until Sept. 5. The league is open to men and women ages 18 and older. Team packets and information can be picked up from James Judge, who can be contacted at 601-415-4500. There will also be a coaches’ meeting on Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. at the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department.

Fall baseball registration Registration for the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department’s fall baseball league will continue until Sept. 6. The league is open to children ages 5-15, and the registration fee is $25 per person. Registration forms are available at the Parks and

Rec office on Army Navy Drive, Just Duett Sports, and The Sports Center. For more information, call 601-634-4514.

Co-ed softball registration Registration for the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department’s co-ed softball league will continue until Monday. The registration fee is $175 per team, plus $5 for each non-city resident and $10 for each non-county resident. Non-county residents must be from Claiborne, Sharkey or Issaquena counties only. Registration forms are available at the Parks and Rec office on Army-Navy Drive.

Vicksburg Cannons baseball tryouts Tryouts for the Vicksburg Cannons, an 8-year-olds’ tournament baseball team, will be Monday and Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Culkin Farm Field. Players must not turn 9 until May 1, 2011, and must attend both tryout days. For more information call 601-218-3158.

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

VHS, WC football tickets now on sale Reserved seat tickets for Vicksburg High and Warren

Central football games are now on sale at the Vicksburg Warren School District office on Mission 66. Season tickets for the five home games at each school are $25 if purchased before the first game, and reserved seat tickets are $6 per game or $30 for the season. Gator and Viking “A” club memberships are also on sale. “A” club membership cards are good for admission to all scheduled sporting events within the Vicksburg Warren School District except the Red Carpet football and basketball events, varsity football games, state playoff games and out-oftown events. For more information, call the Vicksburg Warren School District athletic department at 601-631-2822.

Santa Maria Junior golf tournament The AJGT Santa Maria Junior Classic golf tournament will be held Aug. 28-29 in Baton Rouge. The twoday, 36-hole tournament is open to golfers ages 12-18 and is ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and hosted by the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour. Deadline to register is today at 6 p.m. To enter, call 504-289-8514, or enter online at

West Monroe team hosts baseball tryouts Tryouts for the Louisiana Dodgers, a 13-and-under USSSA tournament baseball team, will be held today at 5 p.m. at Brady Field in West Monroe, La. Players must be born on or after May 1, 1997 to be eligible. For more information, call coach Shane Wyatt at 318791-7438.

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Feeling lucky on Friday the 13th I was especially careful last Friday, and it paid off. Nothing bad happened to me the whole day. I know, some of y’all are fixing to jump all over that, saying that Christians are not supposed to be superstitious, right? We’re not supposed to believe in bad luck, or good luck either, for that matter. “God will take care of you,” as the hymn says. I claim to be a sinner saved by grace, and am a Christian “bound for the Promised Land,” as another hymn declares, but I’ve been singularly unlucky for most of my life, seems like. Who else has been struck three times by lightning, and three times by poisonous snakes? Who else has broken over 22 bones, with another 15 major joint injuries, yet is still able to run when he stepped on a water hose resembling a moccasin in the twilight last week? Who else has had salmonella, blood poisoning, gangrene, Lyme Disease and its tick-borne companion Babesiosis, plus 135 or so stitches, third degree burns, five major concussions, and brown recluse bites? Dr. Jerry put me on antibiotics following swine flu, “just in case, Bob, because the weirdest things seem to happen to you.” Years ago, before they diagnosed the Lyme and Babesiosis, it caused such severe anemia that the country’s top hematologists (blood doc) remarked, “Your blood count is so low, that if you had cut yourself shaving, you’d have

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probably gone into shock.” Dr. Bob Bowman, who had played high school football next to me then we went to Ole Miss together, took it as a personal challenge to find out what was causing that problem, and finally got it treated just before a total knee reconstruction when I tore it slap up dodging a copperhead’s strike. Tore the cartilage and ligaments out, shattered the kneecap, and split the thighbone four inches vertically. Came home a week later with a 33-pound hip-to-floor cast. So, yea, verily, I am superstitious. I was real careful last Friday the 13th. But Friday the 13ths are sneaky — around me anyway. Saturday, heading into Calvary Baptist to practice for a Sunday music number, all of a sudden coming through Leland I noticed my power steering was going out. Then I glanced at my gauges and saw the battery light glowing, the check engine light on, and the heat gauge moving upward. However, I was right next to the turn-in at Ed Davis Auto Repair, and wrestled the Mercury into the turn, then up into his parking lot.  Popped the hood to see the drive belt gone, in shreds.  Ended up

leaving it for Ed to fix Monday and calling Betsy to come get me. As I got in her Buick, I mumbled something about Friday the 13th getting to me a day late, as usual. My bride was having none of that. “If that belt had busted when you turned onto the highway, you would have been stranded and would have had to have it towed.  It happened at the best time and place it could have, for you to whip right into Ed’s.” She’s right, you know? And when I tore my knee up, facing three months in a heavy cast, Betsy was the one who brought me an armload of legal pads and a handful of sharpened pencils, and commanded, “Here!  Why don’t you write all those turkey hunting stories into a book, like you’ve been threatening to do all these years?  Every time you fill up a legal pad, call me, and I’ll come help you get to the bathroom.” Now, when you’ve got a 33-pound cast to haul around, that’s incentive! When I got out of that cast, I had a complete typed manuscript of my first book, “The Flaming Turkey,” which became a small press best seller. Good luck sometimes follows bad luck. Is that God looking out after Neill? Hmmm.  Just might be God AND Betsy. Ain’t that the best of luck?

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


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Smokies’ Clevenger cleaves M-Braves

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From staff reports Steve Clevenger went 5-for-5 with five RBIs Saturday night, leading the Tennessee Smokies to a 7-2 win over the Mississippi Braves. Clevenger doubled twice and led off the fourth inning with a solo homer. It was just his third home run of the season, and the 11th of his five-year minor league career. Clevenger gave the Smokies a 4-2 lead in the fifth inning with a bases-clearing double, and added an RBI single in the eighth. Russ Canzler went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and also scored three runs for Tennes-

minor league baseball see, while Marwin Gonzalez was 3-for-5 with an RBI. Eric Duncan drove in both of the M-Braves’ runs with a tworun homer in the top of the first inning, but they managed only five more hits against four Tennessee pitchers. The M-Braves conclude their series with Tennessee today at 4 p.m., then return to Trustmark Park to begin a seven-game homestand — their last of the season — on Monday against Jacksonville. The M-Braves also face Carolina on the homestand.

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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. Strasburg, the

Nationals’ rookie phenom, left the game in the fifth inning with a forearm strain.

Strasburg sidelined by injury once again PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Stephen Strasburg’s precious, expensive right arm is hurting again. Strasburg was injured for the second time in a month and exited early, this time wincing with a strained tendon in his right forearm, as the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-1 Saturday night. Strasburg left with one out in the fifth inning. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said the young ace would have an MRI exam today in Washington. “You’re always concerned when your pitcher leaves in the middle of the game, but we’ll see what the MRI says and we’ll react accordingly,” Rizzo said. “We’re going to view it on Monday and we’ll get back to you,” he said. Strasburg was making his third start since returning

MLB from a stint on the disabled list with inflammation in the back of his right shoulder. He grimaced and shook his right wrist after a pitch to Dominic Brown and was removed without any warmup tosses — the Nationals were taking no risks. Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty slapped the dugout wall in anger after Strasburg was yanked, another setback for a pitcher with so much promise. Strasburg was in control until he got hurt, striking out six in 4 1/3 innings while allowing two hits and a run. Craig Stammen relieved Strasburg with the Nationals leading the Phillies 5-1. Doug Slaten (3-1) pitched 1 2/3 shutout innings for the win. Roger Bernadina hit a threerun homer, Ian Desmond had four hits and Ivan Rodriguez

and Adam Kennedy each had two RBIs. For the last-place Nationals, the win was overshadowed by the sight of Strasburg leaving the mound. Manager Jim Riggleman immediately left the dugout to check on his ace almost as soon as the ball landed in catcher Ivan Rodriguez’s mitt. “You hate to see anybody show some signs that they’re a little tender out there,” Riggleman said. “Certainly with Stephen, we’re going to be a little careful.” Riggleman said Strasburg, who signed a record $15.1 million contract last year, wanted to keep pitching. “He said, ‘I feel good, I don’t even feel anything. Let me keep pitching,”’ Riggleman said. Not a chance. The Nationals will surely be cautious with Strasburg.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 draft was scratched minutes before his scheduled start against Atlanta on July 28 and diagnosed with inflammation in his right shoulder. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day. In other National League games Saturday, it was the Chicago Cubs 5, Atlanta 4; the New York Mets 5, Pittsburgh 1 in a six-inning rain-shortened game; Florida 6, Houston 3; Milwaukee 6, San Diego 5; St. Louis 5, San Francisco 1; and Arizona 3, Colorado 1. In the American League, it was the New York Yankees 9, Seattle 5; the Los Angeles Angels 9, Minnesota 3; Baltimore 8, Texas 6; Detroit 5, Cleveland 2; Boston 5, Toronto 4 in 11 innings; and Kansas City 6, the Chicago White Sox 5 in the first game of a doubleheader.

Yankees put A-Rod on 15-day disabled list NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez was placed on the disabled list with a strained left calf on Saturday, taking one of the most potent bats out of the New York Yankees’ lineup just as the AL East pennant race really starts to heat up. Rodriguez returned to the lineup for Friday night’s series opener against the Seattle Mariners after missing three games with the calf injury. The slugger aggravated it again in his first at-bat, then watched the rest of the game from the dugout. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Saturday’s game that he hoped A-Rod would avoid a stint on the DL.

General manag e r B r i a n Cashman met with team doctors and trainers later in the day, and they decided that it Alex Rodriguez was best to be cautious. “He’s not any worse than he was before, we’re just going to play it safe and know we’ll have a player in 15 days,” Girardi said. “We just all felt, you know what? It’s in the best interest to put him on the DL.” Right-hander Ivan Nova will be brought up from TripleA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to start on Monday at Toronto.

The Yankees will push back the rest of their rotation one day. Girardi already planned to be without Rodriguez the rest of the series against Seattle, along with a three-game set beginning Monday at Toronto, where the three-time MVP has a hard time with the artificial turf at the Rogers Center — A-Rod aggravated his hip flexor there in June and missed four games. And there’s a day off scheduled for Thursday, before New York wraps up a road trip with three games at the Chicago White Sox. “We have a built-in day off in five days, so I mean, you look at that as well,” Girardi said

before the game. “You know, I listen to my doctors and I listen to the training staff and that’s what I’ll continue to do.” A-Rod has struggled much of the season, at least by his standards, hitting just .265 with 21 home runs. But many of his hits have come with runners in scoring position or other clutch situations, and he leads the team with 97 RBIs in only 112 games. “I want to be out there,” A-Rod said Friday night. “I thought I was beginning to get into a groove. It’s obviously very frustrating.”

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

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Del Potro, Williams bow out of U.S. Open By Howard Fendrich AP tennis writer The U.S. Open will now be missing a defending champion, as well as a top-ranked player. Defending men’s champion Juan Martin del Potro withdrew from the U.S. Open on Saturday, saying he “cannot compete at the top level yet” after having an operation on his right wrist in May. He becomes only the third U.S. Open men’s champion in the 42-year Open era who didn’t defend the title. And del Potro’s announcement arrives a day after Serena Williams became the first No. 1 in the 35-year history of the women’s rankings to miss the U.S. Open. She still is recovering from surgery for cuts on her right foot. Williams, whose 13 major singles titles are the most among active women, said doctors advised her not to play so her foot can heal. She called missing the tournament “one of the most devastating moments of my career.” Williams’ withdrawal also means she won’t team with older sister Venus to defend the doubles title they won in New York last year. “It is with much frustration and deep sadness that I am having to pull out of the U.S. Open,” Williams said in a statement released Friday by her publicist. The 6-foot-6 del Potro has not played on tour since the Australian Open in January because of an injury to his right, racket-swinging wrist. The 21-year-old Argentine had surgery in May, then recently began training in hopes of playing at Flushing Meadows, where he won his first major championship a year ago by upsetting Rafael Nadal in the semifinals and Roger Federer in the final. In a statement released by the ATP on Saturday, del Potro

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Juan Martin del Potro waves to the crowd as he leaves the court following a fourth-round loss at the Australian Open in January. Del

tennis said he is “extremely sad” about pulling out of the year’s last Grand Slam tournament, which starts Aug. 30. “But I have only started practicing in the last two weeks and unfortunately I cannot compete at the top level yet,” he said. “I look forward to returning to New York in 2011 and wish all the best to the tournament organizers and my fellow players.” Since 1968, the only other men who didn’t defend U.S.

Potro, the defending U.S. Open champion, on Saturday withdrew from this year’s tournament because of a wrist injury.

Open titles were Ken Rosewall in 1971 and Pete Sampras in 2003. Sampras retired after winning the 2002 U.S. Open in his final match as a professional. Del Potro’s right wrist has been a problem since last year; he retired in the second round of the Shanghai Masters in October because of tendinitis in the wrist. In January, he pulled out of an exhibition tournament just days before the start of the Australian Open, citing the wrist. He lost in the fourth round at

Americans slip past Lithuania MADRID (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 15 points and the United States overcame a poor shooting start and early nerves to beat Lithuania 77-61 Saturday in a warmup for the basketball world championship. The U.S. trailed 15-7 after shooting 3-of-21 and making six turnovers in the first period. The Americans regained their composure against an equally poor-shooting opponent, taking the lead for good at 54-49 after Lithuania was assessed a technical foul and flagrant foul by Mantas Kalnietis near the end of the third period. It was part of a 17-0 U.S. run led by Russell Westbrook and Eric Gordon. “I thought we were a little tight and they played well defensively,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said from the “Magic Box” center. Linas Kleiza scored 12 points for Lithuania, which hit 25 of 62 shots to the Americans’ 27-of-58 shooting. Durant, Rajon Rondo, Chauncey Billups, Andre Iguodala and Tyson Chandler started as expected against Lithuania, which was coming off a 94-75 loss to Spain on Friday. The U.S. had won its only previous exhibition, against France. The U.S. plays defending world champion Spain today. The inexperienced Americans showed their nerves early under Lithuanian pressure, and it took Rudy Gay’s entry to spark the U.S. But it was the play of Westbrook and Gordon in the third quarter that gave the U.S. the cushion it needed. Gay finished with 14 points and five rebounds, and Gordon added nine points. “I thought (Derrick) Rose, Gordon and Gay really picked us up,” Krzyzewski said. “But you have to have that energy at the start of a ballgame, we have to start out strong.” Gay ended Lithuania’s 6-0 run, with the Memphis Grizzlies forward scoring from the

Melbourne, and hasn’t entered a tournament since. Del Potro is No. 9 in this week’s rankings but will slide from there after the U.S. Open because he will lose the ATP points that came with his 2009 title. “It is unfortunate that Juan Martin has not recovered from wrist surgery in time to defend his U.S. Open title,” tournament director Jim Curley said Saturday. “We wish him all the best and look forward to his return to New York next year.”

Underdog Atwal keeps Wyndham lead GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Arjun Atwal had to play his way into the Wyndham Championship. He’s spent most of the week outplaying everyone else. Atwal built a three-stroke lead Saturday through three rounds of the PGA Tour’s final pre-playoff event. He shot a 5-under 65 to reach 17-under 193, and he has either led or shared the lead after each of the first three days. Not bad for someone who lost his tour card and had to win a qualifying tournament just to earn a spot at Sedgefield Country Club. “I’m not your typical Monday qualifier,” Atwal said. Scott McCarron closed his 63 with four consecutive birdies and was at 14 under along with Scott Piercy (64) and Lucas Glover (67). Will MacKenzie (65), Garrett Willis (65), David Toms (65), Justin Leonard (66), John Rollins (68) and secondround co-leader Brandt Snedeker (69) were at 13 under. Kevin Na matched the tournament record with a 61 in the morning to reach 12 under. Without question, the story at Sedgefield has been Atwal. The 37-year-old player from India may be winless on the big tour, but he has won on the European, Asian and Nationwide tours. Now he’s one good round away from becoming the first Monday qualifier to win the ensuing tournament since Fred Wadsworth at the 1986 Southern Open. “I’ve never won on the PGA Tour, but I’ve won on almost every other tour I’ve played on,” Atwal said. “And I don’t see why it’s going to be different trying to win a tournament here. If I’m hitting it well, and I’m playing well (Sunday), I don’t see why I can’t win.” Atwal has said his main goal this week was to move closer to securing his tour card for 2011. He lost the card

golf last month because he was too low on the money list when his minor medical exemption ran out. That came after he Arjun returned too Atwal soon following weightlifting injuries to both shoulders. “I couldn’t hit it out of my shadow when I came back,” Atwal said. “I just wanted to play, and I thought I’d be OK. ... (Rushing back) was stupid, now that I look at it.” He’s ineligible for the playoffs, but kept himself in prime position. He had a two-stroke lead after one round and joined Snedeker as co-leaders after Day 2. Atwal had three pairs of consecutive birdies during the third round, and gave himself some separation with a neareagle on No. 15, rolling a putt around the edge of the cup before tapping in for birdie to move to 17 under. Andres Romero, who at No. 123 was squarely on the bubble, took another step toward playing himself into the field at The Barclays next week, shooting a 65 to move to 12 under. Also five strokes back was Richard S. Johnson, who has work to do to claim a spot in the postseason; he arrived at No. 149 and needs to finish fourth to crack the top 125. McCarron made a late charge up the leaderboard with birdies on Nos. 15-18. Piercy had a similar bonanza with four straight birdies on Nos. 5-8, then later birdied three of four holes to join him. “For me, this is a playoff,” said McCarron, No. 142 on the points list. “I don’t play well, then I’m going home.”


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The United States’ Kevin Durant, left, drives past Lithuania’s Paulius Jankunas during an international exhibition game Saturday in Madrid, Spain.

basketball right before blocking Paulius Jankunas’ one-handed slam attempt. Westbrook, who had 12 points and five rebounds, also played a key role in his bid to make the team, as Krzyzewski must drop his roster by one player to 12 before the Aug. 28-Sept. 12 worlds in Turkey. “I try to go out and not pay attention to what’s happening with the cuts and who’s getting cut,” said Westbrook, Durant’s teammate on the Oklahoma City Thunder. “The key for me and the rest of the team is coming out and having a defensive mindset. If we defend, our offense will take care of itself.” After the sluggish first half, the pace picked up and the

teams traded the lead as Gay made up for an earlier miss with a high-flying dunk for a 44-42 lead. Center Robertas Javtokas kept Lithuania close with eight points in the period. The U.S. defense improved in the third period when Gordon made all four free throws after the technical and flagrant foul, and followed up a Westbrook dunk off a steal with his own lay-in as the U.S. went into the fourth period with momentum and ready to run its fast break. Lithuania didn’t hit a shot for five minutes at the beginning of the period. Durant said the excitement of getting started in the Spanish capital added to his poor night. “It was a tough one,” he said. “But we fought through it.”

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Unbreakable” — The sole survivor, Bruce Willis, of a horrific train crash, questioning his existence, finds counsel in a mysterious stranger, Samuel L. Jackson./5:30 on AMC n SPORTS NFL — Brett Favre will make his preseason debut for a few series as his Minnesota Vikings take on the San Francisco 49ers./7 on NBC Bruce Willis n PRIMETIME “The Gates” — An FBI agent searches for a criminal who may have taken refuge in The Gates; Andie grows weaker by the day; Charlie finds himself with an unexpected new crush; Dylan and Claire struggle to repair their bond./9 on ABC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Ray Bradbury, author, 90; H. Norman Schwarzkopf, retired general, 76; Valerie Harper, actress, 70; Cindy Williams, actress, 63; Collin Raye, country singer, 50; Tori Amos, singer, 47; Beenie Man, rap-reggae singer, 37; Kristen Wiig, comedian-actress, 37.


UK pop singer leaps to death The lead singer of a British pop trio climbed a telecommunications mast behind the main stage at a Belgian rock festival and leaped to his death in the parking lot below, police said Saturday. Charles Haddon, 22, of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool died late Friday during the Pukkelpop festival in Hasselt, a town in eastern Belgium. District attorney Marc Rubens said police were treating the death as a suicide. On Thursday, Michael Been, frontman for the U.S. group The Call, died of an apparent heart attack at the same festival. The 60-year-old was working as the soundman for his son’s band, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

First Lady portrait at Smithsonian Move over Martha Washington. Martha Stewart and Michelle Obama are getting space in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington for the first time. A new exhibit, “Americans Now,” opened Friday, featuring famous names from science, business, government and the arts. Familiar names in the collection also include actor Tom Hanks and music artists Willie NelMichelle Obama son and LL Cool J. Video portraits in the exhibit feature late-night comedians Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and David Letterman, as well as actor George Clooney and NBA star LeBron James.

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Dealer selling Salinger’s toilet A North Carolina collectibles dealer is hawking a toilet ripped from reclusive author J.D. Salinger’s former home. Rick Kohl of The Vault said he bought the standard white porcelain fixture from a New Hampshire couple who owned a home where the author of “Catcher in the Rye” once lived. To vouch that this is no phony, Kohl has a letter from the homeowner attesting that she and her husband replaced the toilet while remodeling, and that they knew the workmen who installed it decades ago. The receptacle has an eBay asking price of $1 million, though Kohl says he’s willing to see what the literary giant’s home throne will fetch.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Much progress and many accomplishments can be achieved when you work shoulder to shoulder with others. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — A rare opportunity could arise, giving you a chance to make a friend out of someone within your field who, up until now, has been a mere acquaintance. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — With your natural-born tenacity, this can be a day full of possibility and potential. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Certain ideas you come up with could be ingenious and progressive, as well as logical. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Instead of feeling shortchanged, you’ll take what you have and turn it into something powerful. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Associates will appreciate you being in charge because you’ll have a way of managing things in a way that will be best for everybody concerned, without upsetting anyone. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Try to work in an environment where you’ll be able to be your own person, because that’s when you’ll be the most effective. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Experiencing a compelling drive to broaden the base from which you get ideas, you are likely to want to mingle with as many different types of people as you can. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — If you can, be less fixed in your outlook when it comes to setting your ambitions or objective, and you’ll discover multiple ways to fulfill them. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Your fertile imagination is one of your best assets, so don’t hesitate to explore all of the many unusual ideas you may come up with. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — There will be no hesitation on your part to help work on ways for someone else to get what s/he wants. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Real progress can start to be made when and if you put yourself in the other guy/gal’s shoes, because that’s when you’ll finally get a real understanding of that individual’s thinking and needs.


The Kids in the Hall reunite for IFC miniseries By Frazier Moore AP television writer NEW YORK — The last time The Kids in the Hall performed for the cameras was their 1996 feature, “Brain Candy.” Before that, this supremely funny Canadian-born quintet starred in their sketch-comedy series on HBO and CBS. Though the members have dispersed to pursue individual projects, they returned for more Kid stuff in the form of live comedy tours, most recently in 2008. Now they’re back on TV screens in “The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town,” a four-hour miniseries on IFC. The first pair of half-hour episodes was shown Friday. All five “Kids” — Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson — star in this twisted murder mystery, tackling all the major roles (male and, in masterful drag, female, too). The tale, set in bucolic but bizarre Shuckton, Ontario, begins with the arrival of the Grim Reaper on a Greyhound bus, followed by a murder that leaves nearly everyone in the community a possible suspect. “Death Comes to Town” stays true to the troupe’s skill at capturing the weirdness in human behavior and social habits, while wasting little time on pop-culture spoofery. But unlike their sketchcomedy series, this is a handsomely cinematic enterprise, with a robust serialized narrative and a big whodunit finish that befits Agatha Christie. Each troupe member plays multiple, fully realized characters. For instance, Dave (perhaps the best-known of the gang from his NBC comedy “NewsRadio”) plays the mayor’s alcoholic wife, a harried TV news producer and the kindly town abortionist, among other townspeople. Kevin’s characters include

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Bruce McCulloch, left, and Kevin McDonald in “The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes to Town”

Online the addled spinster who gets lost on her pizza deliveries and a dimwitted lawyer who dotes on his 32-year-old cat. Bruce plays the sleazy mayor and Ricky, a 600-pound former high-school hockey star who’s afraid to leave his house. Bruce also spearheaded the project. “It just required someone to say, ’I have an idea, I’ll executive-produce it and I’ll be the last man standing,”’ he explained. “So I did, and here we are.” “It was a very smart and very un-Kids-in-the-Hall-ish thing for us to do, to delegate a chunk of creative authority to one member,” said Mark, whose roles include the bikeriding, bumbling Death and Corrinda Gablechuck, a local TV news reporter. “That had never, ever happened before.” “The bravest thing we’d ever

done,” insisted Scott, who plays the kinky town coroner and TV meteorologist Heather Weather. But why this particular story? “When we were all young,” Scott confided, “we accidentally killed someone. Then we made a pact that we would never reveal it. Now, we’re sort of confessing through our art.” Gathered for a group interview last week, the troupemates used a reporter’s questions as grist for their freewheeling banter, volleying repartee among themselves like a Hacky Sack (or maybe two at the same time). A joint consideration of their comic influences (SCTV, Buster Keaton, Monty Python, Mad magazine) led Mark to volunteer that he had once come face-to-face with another of their comedy heroes — Bugs Bunny. “I met him once,” Mark announced. “He came backstage at ‘Saturday Night Live’ when Bruce and I were writ-

ing for it.” Age had taken its toll on Bugs, Mark said. “There was a problem with the back pain,” Dave remembered. “He took a lot of pills.” “But he still had it,” Mark riffed on. “I spilled his drink, and he took a fan and a bunch of carrots and fired ’em at me machine-gun-like.” “Same old Bugs!” Kevin chuckled. “A great improviser, a great prop comic,” Mark said. “And he sure liked drag!” Scott pointed out with glee. While the creative ferment of the Kids during their 20s was accompanied by lots by infighting, peace is more likely to reign among them now. “Being older,” said Bruce (who, like the others, has reached the half-century range), “we value the troupe in a different, sweeter sense.” Meanwhile, reuniting for their 2008 tour convinced them they could still write solid new material, not just trade on fans’ nostalgia for the classic routines.

Woman trying to exorcise late wife from man’s life Dear Abby: My wife, “Jan,” is having problems related to my late wife, “Ellen.” Ellen and I were married 31 years. We built a business together and raised three sons. Obviously, I have a lifetime of memories associated with her. I admit that I still grieve, but I have tried to move on. I am forbidden to mention Ellen’s name around Jan. She says five years should be long enough to “forget.” When we married two years ago, she moved into my home because it was bigger and closer to my business than hers. Jan now says she has no “place” in this house, although we moved most of her furniture in and sold mine. Abby, Jan won’t let me have a photo of Ellen, even in a drawer. I had to buy her a second piano because she refused to play the one that Ellen had played on, nor will she consider a certain make of car to replace hers because Ellen drove one. She says she feels like “the other woman” in our marriage. It’s not a threesome, and I’m not trying to mold her into my first wife. Did I make a mistake marrying just three years after my wife died? Am I inconsiderate of Jan’s feelings, or is she being unreasonable? — Remarried Texan Dear Texan: It’s not unusual for a second wife who moves



into an existing home to want to “sterilize” the interior so she can make it her own. However, I agree that Jan’s reaction is extreme. Obviously, you married a woman with serious insecurities. Her insistence that the name of the mother of your children not be mentioned, or a photo of her kept — even in a drawer — is unrealistic and heavy-handed. If you made a “mistake” it may have been in marrying while you were still grieving. Because you and Jan are at odds, I strongly advise scheduling some sessions with a marriage counselor. Dear Abby: I was laid off recently and my husband does not make much money. We have lived within our means, but due to a recent rash of bad luck, necessary home repairs, kids’ braces and medical bills, I don’t know what to do. My parents are not helping us in this time of need, and I am becoming resentful. They are elderly and we are always helping them — cutting grass, painting, driving

them to family get-togethers and doctor’s appointments. These are things they would have to pay someone else for, but we do for free. I want to say, “I need your help NOW, not an inheritance down the road.” I have no siblings nearby and I know my parents’ care will eventually fall to me, putting even more stress on my situation. Am I wrong to feel resentful, knowing they can afford to help us out but don’t? — Dutiful Daughter in Pennsylvania Dear Dutiful Daughter: Before you allow your resentment to build any further, have a talk with your parents. Have you asked them for help and been refused? Do you know all the details of their finances,

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

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Mamet-speak: Eggs, coffee and dislike of the talking walrus By Hillel Italie AP national writer

books pauses. But there was little story beyond the arguing and the dialogue was sometimes the kind of precious talk that would have been laughed out of the offices of “Glengarry

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David Mamet ber of Commerce” of the stage business, but that’s almost a compliment from a man who has rejected his “brain-dead liberal” past. “Theatre” is a kind of free market manifesto for drama and on the dock are Marxism, psychoanalysis, statesupported theater and Stanislavski, the innovative actor and director whom Mamet admired as a “talisman” long ago, but decided didn’t make any sense. Mamet’s book is a rejection of abstraction and a call for actors to leave out the personal drama and just say the lines. His goal is grand, yet modest: “If it (the book) saves one young student a trip to graduate school, or an attempt to parse the Stanislavskian trilogy, I will not have lived in vain.” In “Theatre,” Mamet offers a sketch of the changing, but irreplaceable audience. In the 1950s, he writes, theatergoers tended to be “literate, middle class, largely Jewish,” not just attending the works of Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, but also analyzing them, perhaps changing because of them. They were loyal, ongoing attendees, with high expectations and a general knowledge

of contemporary drama. Now, Mamet says, the typical Broadway theater fan is a tourist or “wealthy vacationer” who asks for little more than to be entertained. Mamet does not sympathize. The audience remains the “great corrective device” and it’s the artist’s job to keep ahead. He speaks of a concert given by his wife, actress-singer Rebecca Pidgeon. Among the crowd was a bachelorette party, “all getting drunk,” putting on a show they seemed to enjoy more than the one they were supposed to be attending. Pidgeon stopped playing, summoned the bride-to-be — who had an inflatable phallus strapped to her back — and sat with her on the stage. “‘Young lady, come here,”’ Mamet recalls his wife saying. “‘I’m going to give you good advice on having a marriage,’ and started giving her marriage counseling advice. And everybody became quiet. ‘I think you’re fine. Now, go back and I’m going to sing some more.”’ Critics have given mixed reviews to Mamet’s current play. But no one laughed at the

new on the shelves The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library reports on new books regularly: • “Thrifty: Living the Frugal Life with Style” by Marjorie Harris offers solid tips on how to haggle, find fashion deals and maintain home and hearth on a budget. This book is full of savvy advice drawn from the author’s own experiences, and those of frugal friends such as literary legend Margaret Atwood, actor R.H. Thompson and travel writer Sylvia Frasier. Written in her witty and engaging style, Harris gives us an essential guide to quality living for less. • “Hot (broke) Messes: How to have Your Latte and Drink It Too” by Nancy Trejos is first aid for the young and broke. Her job was to counsel thousands of people on personal finance — and she couldn’t even pay her own bills. This was the ironic plight Trejos faced in 2008. Now, in this funny, practical and inspiring account, she takes you along on her quest for financial stability and demonstrates how you, too, can get your money situation under control. • “Alchemy Arts: Recycling Is Chic” by Kate MacKay and Di Jennings combines tales of mythical creatures and ancient customs with up-to-date tips for ethical fashion in a craft book that seeks to inspire, rather than simply instruct. Inviting collaborations from across the globe with illustrations and a story to accompany each project, the authors’ fabulously inventive ideas include top hats made out of playing cards, dresses made from charity shop ties and a bikini made from carrier bags. • “Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches” by Jeff Yeager is a practical and fun guide to enjoying life more and spending less.

Online Don’t forget to check out the library’s blog at wcvpl. and the online book club at http:// This is a completely fresh take on personal finance. The author will show you how to buy less, retire young and live financially free, while making a positive difference in people’s lives and saving the planet. • “573 Ways to Save Money” by Peter and Jennifer Sander offers real tips and strategies to reduce spending, start a budget and save money. Among the money-saving ideas the authors share are: use a solar cooker; find spa bargains at beauty schools; barter or trade; skip the extended warranty; and increase your deductible. • “Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well on a Budget” by Lucy Beale and Jessica Partridge offers fantastic food on a frugal budget. Loaded with tips for getting the most from your food dollars, this guide shows you how to prepare gourmet-style dishes on fast-food prices. In this book are more than 150 mouthwatering and wallet-friendly recipes; helpful hints for setting a food budget; smart strategies for planning weekly menus; and tips for making the most of your time in the kitchen. • “The New Frugality” by Chris Farrell tells how to consume less, save more and live better. In a matter of weeks, it seemed our go-go economy turned into an uh-oh economy. But as trusted personal-finance reporter Farrell explains, there’s a silver lining to this big, bad cloud. It’s accelerating a trend toward what he dubs the New Frugality — a fresh way of thinking about

how, what and why we consume. In today’ s struggling economy, a sustainable lifestyle isn’t just one that’s good for the planet — it’s one that is based around core values and one that sustains your bank balance as well. • “Be CentsAble” by Chrissy Pate and Kristin McKee shows how to cut your household budget in half. When Pate and McKee needed to tighten their budgeting belts, neither had any idea how to reduce their expenses without giving up the products and lifestyle their families loved. After trying outdated coupon clipping systems and overly strict budgeting guides, they decided to create their own program. Soon their monthly household budgets dropped from $800 a month each to less than $350. Now their secrets can be yours. • “The Art of Barter” by Karen S. Hoffman and Shera D. Dalin explains how to trade for almost anything. This easy-to-read, practical handbook uses worksheets, checklists, real-world examples and success stories to help you create win-win” opportunities. You’ll enjoy a better lifestyle and greater well-being. • “The Cheapskate Next Door” by Jeff Yeager explores the surprising secrets of Americans living happily below their means. The author reveals 16 key attitudes about money and life that allow cheapskates to live happy, comfortable, debt-free lives. Their strategies will change your way of thinking and debunk some of life’s biggest money myths. •

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

wrong time during a recent performance of “Race,” a legal drama about a wealthy white man charged with raping a black woman. The plot is spiced by such vintage Mamet takes as “Jews deal with guilt; blacks deal with shame” and “Someone who hits his first wife will hit his second wife. You know why? Because he’s a wife beater.” Mamet, born in Chicago and now based in Los Angeles, counts himself among the nonfollowers, a troublemaker in school who found a home in the arts, calling outsiders such as himself “the employment pool of show business.” Even his theater book is a spot of mischief, a diversion from other projects that made him feel — as he so often has felt — like he was playing hooky. “The idea of the non-assigned thing appealed to me,” he says. Admittedly no good as an actor, he took up writing instead. His earliest plays were very like and unlike his later work. From the start, it was all about two or three people, arguing, with conspicuous

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NEW YORK — Early this summer, David Mamet turned on the telecast of the Tony Awards, for which his play “Race” had received a nomination for best featured actor. After a few minutes, and the long kiss between host Sean Hayes and “Promises, Promises” co-star Kristin Chenoweth, Mamet had had enough. “I was kind of disgusted, I must say,” he said during a recent interview from the dining room of the Upper East Side hotel where he stays during the Broadway run of “Race,” scheduled to end Saturday. The Tonys, he adds, remind him of Constantin Stanislavski’s comment on a production he disliked: When the talking walrus comes on, it’s time to go. “I don’t want to see a talking walrus,” Mamet says. “And I don’t want to see two actors on stage kissing each other to death.” Verdict handed down, the 62-year-old playwright resumes his late-morning breakfast of scrambled eggs and decaf cappuccino as he discusses the theater and “Theatre,” his new book. His salt-and-pepper hair is closely shaved, his glasses large with thick rims. He is dressed for heat, in a white cotton jacket and flowered shirt. In his quick, rounded Chicago rhythm, he swears like a real estate agent — in a Mamet play — and philosophizes like a rabbi. Best known for “American Buffalo,” “Glengarry Glen Ross” and other plays, and for the screenplay of “The Untouchables,” Mamet is a brand name for punching, profane dialogue; for stories of betrayals and reversals; for questions about conscience and the meaning of order. Man is cruel in love and work, a predator, but not hopeless. As he writes in his current book, “We are doomed by our own nature, but grace does exist.” He calls the Tonys “the Cham-

Glen Ross.” “You’ve got to live and learn,” Mamet says. “Everybody starts out writing the laundromat play, the park bench play, the boy and girl don’t get along play.”


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We welcome your news about achievements by area employees. Submit items by e-mail (newsreleases@vicksburgpost. com), postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (634-0897) , or delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road by Wednesday for publication Sunday. Be sure to include your name and phone number.

Lieutenant governor set to speak at VAMP Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant will be the featured speaker at the September meeting of the Vicksburg Association of Marketing Professionals. Bryant was elected to his post in 2007. VAMP will meet Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant at noon Sept. 7 at Ameristar Casino’s Heritage Buffet. Cost is $12 per person. E-mail

Boone branch leader at Vicksburg District Jonathan Boone has been named chief of quality management of the Construction Services Branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Jonathan Boone Engineers’ Vicksburg District. His duties include supervision of District-level field inspections of construction and support of contract construction. A Poplarville native, Boone graduated from Mississippi State University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He is a registered professional engineer and surveyor. He and his wife, Amanda, have one child.

ERDC engineer to lead society Pat Sullivan, a research civil engineer in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, has been named U.S. Pat national Sullivan secretary for the International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems. Sullivan, also president of the society and the U.S. representative on the board of directors, will be responsible for developing and maintaining society membership in the U.S. and stimulating interest in terrain-vehicle systems. Sullivan joined ERDC in 1984. She has a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and a master’s from Mississippi State, both in civil engineering.

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GM hopes to lure brave $ $ $ with stock sale $ $ $ By Bernard Condon AP gusiness writer NEW YORK — Would you buy stock in a company that has hemorrhaged tens of billions of dollars for years and run through three bosses in quick succession just because it’s turned a profit for a few months? That is essentially what General Motors will ask investors to do when it takes itself public again with one of the largest initial stock offerings ever. With the stock market already on edge, it’s a lot to expect. The good news: Longtime investors say buying during bad times is the best way to make money with auto stocks, provided you have a stomach of steel. And for the brave, GM might offer a perfect opportunity. “The stocks look expensive when profits are low, but that’s traditionally when you should get in,” says Standard & Poor’s analyst Efraim Levy. GM filed papers last week with regulators detailing its plans to return to the stock market. Though it didn’t specify a date, experts say

the bottom line General Motors Co., whose shares were held by millions of Americans before it went into bankruptcy, is returning to stock markets. The company has outlined a rough plan for how it will sell shares to the public, and how its biggest owners — including the U.S. government — will sell their investments. GM hasn’t set a date, but the sale could come as early as October. An explanation of the plan, what it means, and what led to it: • What GM’S selling — Preferred stock to the public. GM will spend the money it gets on any part of the business it wants. Preferred shares generally pay dividends. • What GM’S owners are selling — Common stock to the public, which will reduce their ownership stakes in the company. The U.S. government owns 61 percent of the automaker; the Canadian government owns 11.6 percent; a trust fund that pays the health care costs of retired auto workthe offering could come as early as October. The company earned $1.3 billion from April through June, its second profitable quarter in a row and a remarkable turnaround since its 2009 bankruptcy. Investors in initial public offerings, or IPOs, like to

ers owns 17.6 percent; and GM bondholders own 10 percent. • After the sale — When these owners sell common stock they’ll be transferring part of their stakes in GM to buyers of the common stock. Holders of such stock are the owners of every public company. They can exercise control by electing a board of directors and voting on corporate policy. • The government’s role — The government loaned GM $50 billion so it could stay in business last year. GM has repaid $6.7 billion. That leaves $43.3 billion, which the government has turned into a 61 percent ownership stake in the company. • How to break even — Once GM goes public, its shares would have to trade on the New York Stock Exchange at a price that would value all GM shares at $70 billion for the government’s 61 percent stake to be worth $43.3 billion. If the government then sold all its shares at that price, taxpayers would break even on the original loan of $50 billion, which was given to GM in chunks in 2008 and 2009.

see several quarters of earnings, especially from manufacturers. GM also said CEO Ed Whitacre would be leaving Sept. 1. He will be replaced by board member Daniel Akerson, who will be the fourth CEO in 18 months. And GM has the misfortune of plan-

ning an IPO when demand for new public shares remains low. Still, U.S. carmakers have proved to be good investments if you get the timing right. That is the conclusion of See GM, Page B10.

In the wake of news about a spike in new applications for unemployment benefits comes another potentially troubling sign: A record number of workers made hardship withdrawals from their retirement accounts in the second quarter. What’s more, the number of workers borrowing from their accounts reached a 10-year high, according to a report issued by Fidelity Investments. The trends reflect the financial stress many workers find themselves in as the economy struggles to find sure footing, said Beth McHugh, Fidelity’s vice president of marketing insight. High unemployment and companies cutting back on overtime or overall hours have reduced the take-home pay of many workers. “People tend to be taking home less,” she said. “As a result the percentage of individuals initiating hardship distributions is one of the things we’re concerned about.” Fidelity administers 17,000 plans, which represents 11 million participants. In the second quarter, some 62,000 workers initiated a hardship withdrawal. That’s compared with 45,000 in the same period a year ago. What’s also eye-opening is that 45 percent of participants who took a hardship withdrawal a year ago, took another one this year, McHugh said. To be eligible for a 401(k) hardship withdrawal, individuals must demonstrate an immediate and heavy financial need, according to IRS regulations. Certain medical expenses; costs relating to the purchase of a primary home; tuition and education expenses; payments to prevent eviction or foreclosure on a primary home; burial or funeral expenses; and repair of damage to a primary home meet the IRS definition and are permitted by most 401(k) plans. A key concern is that these withdrawals are just that, they are not loans. As a result there can be a significant impact on someone’s overall retirement savings. If the worker is younger than 59 1/2, they’ll pay a 10 percent penalty for early withdrawal in addition to taxes. The average age of the workers taking hardship withdrawals is between 35 and 55, their peak earning years. It’s also often a time when competing financial challenges emerge, McHugh said.

Super oysters? La. scientist’s brood survived spill, could be food’s future By Cain Burdeau The Associated Press GRAND ISLE, La. — Biologist John Supan thinks he has developed what might be the holy grail for oyster lovers: a hardy breed of the delectable shellfish that stays fat enough for consumers to eat throughout the year. And unlike many oysters across the Gulf Coast, ruined by BP’s massive oil spill and the fresh water poured in to fight it, Supan’s oysters are all alive.

Now, nearly four months after the spill, Supan’s oysters might offer the Gulf oyster industry a chance for a better long-term recovery. But his special breed of modified oysters, which some say are prohibitively expensive, could be a hard sell to an industry reeling from the BP disaster. Most oystermen agree that few oysters will be harvested from the Gulf Coast in the next year or two, signaling a potential calamity for shucking houses, oyster farmers

and people who love a half dozen oysters on the half shell. As much as 65 percent of the nation’s oysters come from the Gulf. Oysters are particularly susceptible to pollution, taking longer than fish or shrimp to clear oil contamination from their bodies. Supan’s oysters are bred for performance, making them more fit to deal with viruses and other contaminants. Being sterile, they don’t go See Oyster, Page B10.

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Biologist John Supan checks oysters at his Grand Isle, La., hatchery.


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Continued from Page B9. through the stress of reproduction, so they stay fat and juicy all year round. Supan says his oysters are sweet, plump and meaty in the summertime when other oysters become thin and watery. But the most crucial advantage this year was their mobility. Unlike the vast majority of oysters in the Gulf, which spend their lives on the bottoms of bays and sounds, Supan’s oysters dangle in the water in cages at a hatchery on the inland side of this island. When the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20 just a few dozen miles from his hatchery, the 57-year-old Louisiana State University oyster biologist evacuated his broods to a research hatchery in Alabama and a wildlife preserve in western Louisiana. Then he brought them back. “In my opinion, this is the most important brood of oysters in the history of the Gulf of Mexico,” Supan says. “But you know, you ask an oysterman that and they will say, ‘Huh?”’ He said the day is coming when all the Gulf’s oystermen will know what he’s talking about. For three decades, Supan has been developing new oysters by mixing up their chromosomes in a process known

as triploid production. He breeds a rare oyster that has extra chromosomes with a normal oyster and produces a sterile hybrid. The process is common on the East and West coasts but still untried in the Gulf, besides Supan’s batch. “I don’t know if it’s the future with a capital ‘THE,’ but it’s very important,” said Bill Walton, an Auburn University shellfish biologist. “It can give you a faster growing oyster. It cuts down production time and it does seem to solve the problem of ‘water bellies’ in the summer when oysters spawn and you have a tired, thin oyster.” “For the long-term viability of oysters in Louisiana what (the hatchery) is doing is the kind of pioneer work,” said Mike Voisin, an oyster processor and leader in the Louisiana oyster industry. The industry in Louisiana faces daunting threats from the oil pollution, oyster diseases and pressure from state and federal officials who want to reclaim lost marshland by opening up the Mississippi River even more often. If that happens, traditional oyster grounds could be ruined in many of the inland bays where they are grown today. Helen Skansi, a 75-year-old Plaquemines Parish oyster company owner with more than 1,000 leased acres, is painfully aware of the problems. “Things will never be the same with the bedding grounds they had before with the oil,” she said. Supan would like to see his special

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oyster larvae distributed through hatcheries across the Gulf to oyster growers. He said he could start distributing the larvae now. But a lot has to happen for that to materialize. Ideally, the sterile oysters would be grown in cages in special areas designated as marine farms. And a host of permitting and zoning issues would have to be resolved. Growing oysters the way Supan does is tricky. They are raised in structures propped up off the water bottom. That requires new harvesting equipment. Oystermen currently use mechanical devices like plows to scour their catch from the Gulf floor. It also would require new permits. It takes about two years for an oyster to grow to market size. Once the special summer oysters grow to adult size, then the oyster growers would have to find buyers. Typically, a dozen oysters cost about $12 at an oyster bar on the Gulf Coast. Supan said a cost analysis has not been done to figure out how much the summer oysters would cost. He says the market would take care of that. “That’s a big investment on a gamble,” Fox said of Supan’s experiments. “I’m not saying it won’t happen one day, but the way Louisiana is set up, it’s going to be hard to make happen. Half the people in the industry would have to get out of the business for the other half to make a profit.”

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LOCAL EVENTS CALENDAR C2 | WEDDINGS C4 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

THIS & THAT from staff reports

Lorelei, library team up for book-signing Lorelei Books and the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library will host a Sept. 8 event by North Carolina author John Claude Bemis. Bemis is the author of “The Nine Pound Hammer” and “The Wolf Tree,” the first and second books in his fantasy series based on American tall tales and Southern folklore. He will read from his books at 5:30 p.m. at the library on Veto Street. Visit for more information about the author.

VTG seeking actors for WWI production

Liz Morgan knows what she saw, and she’s not afraid to tell FOWL RIVER, Ala. — She had never heard the term UFO, so when a strange, silvery-colored disk hovered over Liz Morgan’s car one night 42 years ago, she had no pre-conceived notions of what was later dubbed a flying saucer. It was an August night, and Liz and a friend, Fan, were concerned that Fan’s nephew and his girlfriend had not returned from fishing on jetties at Dauphin Island in Mobile Bay, so the two ladies set out in search of the couple. With Liz driving her ’63 light blue Plymouth Valiant, they started down the lonely stretch of highway long past dark. They had traveled about a mile from the house,

The Vicksburg Theatre Guild has set auditions for “An English Heaven & Is There Honey Still.” Sought are nine women ages 15 to 60, two men and a boy. The play is about women coping while their husbands, sons and brothers fight in World War I. Auditions are set for 2 p.m. Sept. 11, 12 and 18 and at 7 p.m. Sept. 19. For more information, call 601-636-0471 or visit the website www.e-vtg. com.



and “all of a sudden we saw this — something — thing,” she said. Looking up at its bottom, she thought it was shaped like a bowl and was about the length of two football fields above the waters of the bay. “When the thing got even with us — it was coming west and we were headed east — when it got even with us, it immediately descended,” she said. “It was headed straight over us, and we realized it

was descending at a rate we had never seen before.” There wasn’t another vehicle on the road, and there was no doubt in Liz’s mind that it was going to hit her car. She pressed the gas pedal, but nothing happened. The car was dead. Nothing on it would work. Liz recalls Fan telling her to get down, “but there was no place for me to get down because she was on the floorboard, and I was behind the wheel. Fan kept saying, ‘Don’t open the door, don’t open the door. They’ll get us, they’ll get us.’” From her seated position, Liz had a good view of what was going on. The object

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Liz Morgan talks about what she saw more than four decades ago while driving on Dauphin Island in Mobile Bay.

Value found in extra care for patients with cancer

‘Do not blare your iPod... I learned the hard way’

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Calligraphy class set at SCHC The Southern Cultural Heritage Center will present Calligraphy: The Art of Beautiful Writing, a workshop, in October. Instructor Cecil Evans, who has taught the Chancery Cursive alphabet for more than 20 years, will teach basic calligraphy skills. Classes are set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Cost is $95 for SCHC members and $115 for nonmembers, and includes supplies. For information and to register, call 601-631-2997 or e-mail

Main Street sets Hit the Bricks Vicksburg Main Street’s Hit the Bricks and Adjoining Streets after-hours shopping event will be Sept. 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The biannual happening will feature sales and events in the downtown shopping district. For more information, call 601-634-4527 or visit

Jackson Audubon sets bird walk The Jackson Audubon Society’s monthly family bird walk will be Sept. 4 at LeFleur’s Bluff State Park in Jackson. The walk, set to begin at 8 a.m., will be led by an Audubon Society birder. Participants are asked to meet at the Mayes Lake Entrance, 115 Lakeland Terrace. The park fee is $3 per car. For more information, call 601-956-7444 or visit

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Matthew Brady, 17, of Foxborough, Mass., wears his iPod earphones. He believes his mild hearing loss is from listening to his favorite tunes too loud.

Study: 1 in 5 teens has slight hearing loss By Carla K. Johnson AP medical writer CHICAGO — A stunning number of teens have lost a little bit of their hearing — nearly one in five — and the problem has increased substantially in recent years, a national study has found. Some experts are urging teenagers to turn down the volume on their digital music players, suggesting loud music through earbuds could be to blame — although hard evidence is lacking. They warn that slight hearing loss can cause problems in school and set

Matthew Brady, 17, of Foxborough, Mass., recently was diagnosed with mild hearing loss. He has trouble hearing his friends in the school cafeteria. He ends up faking comprehension. ‘I laugh when they laugh,’ he said. the stage for hearing aids in later life. “Our hope is we can encourage people to be careful,” said the study’s senior author Dr. Gary Curhan of Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The researchers analyzed data on 12- to 19-year-olds

from a nationwide health survey. They compared hearing loss in nearly 3,000 kids tested from 1988-94 to nearly 1,800 kids tested over 200506. The prevalence of hearing loss increased from about 15 percent to 19.5 percent. Most of the hearing loss

was “slight,” defined as inability to hear at 16 to 24 decibels — or sounds such as a whisper or rustling leaves. A teenager with slight hearing loss might not be able to hear water dripping or his mother whispering “good night.” Extrapolating to the nation’s teens, that would mean about 6.5 million with at least slight hearing loss. Those with slight hearing loss “will hear all of the vowel sounds clearly, but might miss some of the consonant sounds” such as t, k See Hearing, Page C2.

Palliative care, which helps the gravely ill make the most of the time they have left, provided a surprising bonus for terminal lung cancer patients: More time left to enjoy. A study found that patients who started soon after their diagnosis on palliative care along with usual cancer care lived nearly three months longer than people given only standard cancer care, even though this second group had more chemotherapy. That’s a big difference. Patients like this typically live less than a year after diagnosis, said study leader Dr. Jennifer Temel, a cancer specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where the study was done. The results, in the New England Journal of Medicine, could affect the care of a lot of people: More than half of lung cancer patients have the incurable disease by the time they are diagnosed. Palliative care involves doctors, nurses, social workers, nutritionists and even chaplains who specialize in pain control and treating nausea, shortness of breath and other symptoms that affect quality of life. It’s not the same as hospice or comfort care, when doctors think a patient has less than six months to live and treating the illness no longer helps. It really means “helping people live as well as they can, as long as they can,” said Dr. Vicki Jackson, acting See Cancer, Page C2.

Slow and steady: Tai chi eases fibromyalgia, research finds By Marilynn Marchione AP medical writer Tai chi eased painful joints and other symptoms of fibromyalgia in a small but welldone study of this ancient Chinese form of exercise. Tai chi combines meditation with slow, gentle movements, deep breathing and relaxation. It can improve muscle strength, balance, sleep, coordination and,

some evidence suggests, fibromyalgia. Symptoms of the illness include fatigue, body pain, and tender points in joints, muscles and other soft tissues. It is most common in middle-aged women. Its cause is unknown, and the lack of obvious signs or definitive tests has led some doctors to question whether it is a physical or psychological problem.

The study led by Dr. Chenchen Wang at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston involved 66 fibromyalgia patients assigned to try either tai chi or wellness education and stretching exercises twice a week for 12 weeks. Symptoms improved significantly for the tai chi group and little for the others, as measured by a commonly used questionnaire. Improve-

ments were seen in pain, mood, quality of life, sleep and exercise capacity, and remained at 24 weeks after the study’s start. The results are in the New England Journal of Medicine. In an editorial, two doctors and an Oriental medicine specialist from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston called the results “provocative” and “striking,” but said that it’s unclear how

much of the benefit is due to a placebo effect. The results need to be repeated in a larger study, they conclude. The study’s main sponsor was the government’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Several authors have received federal grants for mind-body research and one has financial ties to companies that make drugs to treat fibromyalgia.


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Hinds to dedicate new administration building Thursday Hinds Community College Raymond campus will dedicate a new district administration building Thursday at 4 p.m. The two-story D.G. “Sonny” Fountain Hall, named after the late D.G. “Sonny” Fountain, is at Hinds Boulevard and Main Street. Fountain died in March 2008. He was the founder and CEO of Chaney Fountain Electric Company and served on the construction committee of the Hinds board. Fountain Hall houses the president’s office and the Hinds board meeting room, as well as other offices.

Reading association sets 2010 conference The 40th annual Mississippi Reading Association conference will be Dec. 1-3 in Biloxi. The conference is called Celebrate Literacy: 40 Years of Mississippi Reading Association. Speakers include International Reading Association past president Linda Gambrell and IRA government relations and Title I expert Richard Long. The fee is $125 for professional educators before Oct. 25 and $140 after; and $100 for full-time students and retirees before Oct. 25 and $105 after. Registration for pre-


The symposium is open to parents, mental health professionals, counselors or caregivers of children with FASD. Donnie Kanter Winokur, founding executive director of the National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Georgia, will be the featured speaker. The event, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free. The conference center is at 1500 Raymond Lake Road. Call 601-359-1288 or visit

from staff reports conference seminars and special sessions is an extra $70. The conference will be at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino at 875 Beach Blvd. Contact Patricia Bradshaw Ross at 662-645-2650 or patbradshawross8@hotmail. com, or visit

Rocktoberfest headed to Lookout Mountain The annual German festival Rocktoberfest at Lookout Mountain, Ga., will run weekends in October. The festival, set for noon to 5 p.m., will feature German food and music. New this year is the Kodak Gnome Photo Contest, in which guests can participate by submitting photos of their favorite gnome to Rock City’s Facebook page. For more information and a schedule of events, visit rocktoberfest.

Cyclists sought for cancer benefit The Cyclists Curing Cancer Century Ride is set for Sept. 18. The ride will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Baptist Health-

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Melrose, a home that’s part of the Natchez National Historical Park; volunteers are being sought to aid tourists there. plex-Clinton in Clinton and run through the Natchez Trace with rest stops in between. It is a benefit for Baptist Cancer Services’ Serenity Garden in Jackson The fee is $40 per person before Aug. 31 and $45 per person after. Call 601-968-1248 or visit cyclistscuringcancer.

R&B concert set in Jackson Oct. 2 The Jackson Convention Complex will present Ladies Night Out, an R&B concert, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. Headlining the show will be

Avant, Ginuwine and Jagged Edge. Tickets are available at The complex is located at 105 E. Pascagoula St. in Jackson. Call 601-960-2321 or visit

Eagle Ridge to host FASD symposium The Mississippi Department of Mental Health will host its seventh annual Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Symposium: Growing Up with FASD Sept. 3 at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center in Raymond.

Natchez sites seek volunteers The Natchez National Historical Park is seeking volunteers for the Interpretation and Resource Management Division of the Melrose home and William Johnson House. Needed are people to man visitor center desks, guide tours of mansions and downtown Natchez, work in the Melrose gardens, develop educational materials and present programs. Call Melissa Tynes at 601-446-5790 or visit to apply. Separately, the Natchez National Historical Park and the Historic Natchez Foundation will host the National Historic Landmark conference this week.

A pre-conference tour of preservation issues at Melrose, which is part of the NNHP, will be at 5 p.m. Monday, followed by a tour and reception at the Auburn mansion at 6:30 p.m. The conference, set to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday and at 8 a.m. Wednesday, will feature workshops, lectures and tours of historic homes. Admission is free, but registration is encouraged. Sessions will be at the Historic Natchez Foundation at 108 S. Commerce St. Call 601-4422500 or e-mail hnf@natchez. org.

Pine Belt Quilters set October show The Pine Belt Quilters will host its 13th biennial Fiber Art and Quilt show in Hattiesburg Oct. 8-10. The show, set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, will be at the Lake Terrace Convention Center at U.S. 49 and Interstate 59. Featured will be a judged quilt show, the Hoffman Challenge, a silent auction, trunk shows, lectures, more than 20 vendors and certified quilt appraisals. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Call 985-892-1393 or visit

local events & ENTERTAINMENT Vicksburg Dart Association Poker Run and Dart Tournament 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Daiquiri World at Delta; fee: $10 per bike plus pet food and supplies for each contest; in memory of late member Freddy Schuler; benefits Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society; 601-421-7857.

AmeriCorps Induction Ceremony 9:30 a.m. Aug. 31; Southern Region summer class of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps; NCCC Southern Region campus, the former All Saints’ Episcopal School at 2715 Confederate Ave.; RSVP by Wednesday; Erika Roberts at or 601-630-4048.

Classics in the Courtyard Oct. 15-Nov. 5; Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation; lunch: $9 per person, reservations required Thursday before; 601-6312997 or • Oct. 15 — Osgood & Blaque, classic blues and pop; lunch by Juke Joint Restaurant and Blues Exhibit. • Oct. 22 — Riverwind, classic rock and pop; Martin’s at Midtown. • Oct. 29 — Lee H. Abraham and the Boone Brothers, classic pops and originals; Goldie’s Express. • Nov. 5 — Patrick Smith, classic blues, rock, pop and originals; Palmertree Catering.

Bike MS: Bike to the Battlefield

Clash in the Kitchen Oct. 7; Vicksburg Convention Center; $40 per person, benefits Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Association; Amanda Fontaine at 601-540-2995.

Alcorn State Saturday Science Academy Open to fifth-graders from Claiborne, Jefferson counties; three Saturdays per month during 2010-2011 academic year; to register: 601-877-6119.

Vicksburg Farmers’ Market 8-11 a.m. Saturdays and 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays; 2010 season ends Saturday; parking lot of LD’s Kitchen on Mulberry Street.

Southern Cultural Heritage Center Reservations required for each event: 601-631-2997 or info@; River Kids after-school art camp: begins Thursday; Karen Biedenharn and Kathy Gibson, instructors; for students in first through sixth grades; free, but space limited; Four-day portrait-drawing workshop: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Jackson artist Jerrod Partridge, instructor; $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers; supplies included; space limited to 12; Over the River Run: 8 a.m. Oct. 9; old U.S. 80 bridge over Mississippi River; 5-mile run, 5-mile walk and 1-mile fun run for children; fees: $25 for individuals, $15 for children 10 and younger, $55 for families of five and $75 for corporate teams of three to five; $5 late charge after Oct. 1; after-race reception at Ameristar’s Delta Point parking lot.

Oct. 9; begins at Clinton Baptist Healthplex on Clinton Parkway, ends at Battlefield Inn in Vicksburg; 35-, 75- and 150-mile routes available; fees: $30 through Sept. 9, $40 from Sept. 10 - Oct. 8 and $50 day of ride; or 601-856-5831.

Mississippi Youth Symphony Orchestra auditions 5-7 p.m. Sept. 3 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 4; F.D. Hall Music Center at Jackson State University; Deborah Runyan, 601-497-7947.

• Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St. 601-638-1000, • The Fortunes — Oldies; tonight at Cabaret Lounge; free. • Hip Kitty — Rock; Friday-Saturday at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free. • Broxton — Variety; Tuesday-Aug. 29 and Aug. 31-Sept. 5 at Cabaret Lounge; free. • Dr. Zarr’s Funkmonster — Variety/funk; Sept. 3-4 at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free. • Atomika — Variety; Sept. 7-12 and 14-19 at Cabaret Lounge; free.

DiamondJacks Casino, 3990 Washington St., 601-636-5700, • Ted & Arthur — 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday on Fantasy Pit Stage; free. • Maryann & The Republic — 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 3-4 on Fan-

tasy Pit Stage; free. • Chasing Scarlet — 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 10-11 on Fantasy Pit Stage; free.

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

LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St., 601-636-9838 • 8:30 p.m. Monday — Blue Monday Band; call for cover. • 8:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday — Central Mississippi Blues Society Band, local artists; free. • 7 p.m. each first and third Tuesday — Soul Idenatee and Sounds Unlimited; free.

Eddie Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company, 1100 Washington St., 601-638-1571 • 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays — Open mic. • 7-10 p.m. Thursday — Ladies’ night; free for women. • 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Band TBA; call for cover.

Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge, 4451 Clay St., 601-636-3761 • 7-10 p.m. Wednesday — Music in lounge; free. • 9:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Band TBA; call for cover.

Jacques’ Cafe at Battlefield Inn, 4137 N. Frontage Road, 601-638-5811 • 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday — Karaoke in the lounge; free. • 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Richard Ahlvin; call for cover.

Vicksburg Convention Center and Auditorium, 601-630-2929, • Rob Lake: A Night of Magic — 7:30 p.m. April 2; auditorium on Monroe; tickets: $24-$44 per person, chance to win free admission at



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and s, Curhan said. “Although speech will be detectable, it might not be fully intelligible,” he said. While the researchers didn’t single out iPods or any other device for blame, they found a significant increase in high-frequency hearing loss, which they said may indicate that noise caused the problems. And they cited a 2010 Australian study that linked use of personal listening devices with a 70 percent increased risk of hearing loss in children. “I think the evidence is out there that prolonged exposure to loud noise is likely to be harmful to hearing, but that doesn’t mean kids can’t listen to MP3 players,” Curhan said. The study is based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examina-

tion Survey conducted by a branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings are in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Loud music isn’t new, of course. Each new generation of teenagers has found a new technology to blast music — from the bulky headphones of the 1960s to the handheld Sony Walkmans of the 1980s. Today’s young people are listening longer, more than twice as long as previous generations, said Brian Fligor, an audiologist at Children’s Hospital Boston. The older technologies had limited battery life and limited music storage, he said. Apple iPod users can set their own volume limits. Parents can use the feature to set a maximum volume on their child’s iPod and lock it

with a code. One of Fligor’s patients, 17-year-old Matthew Brady of Foxborough, Mass., recently was diagnosed with mild hearing loss. He has trouble hearing his friends in the school cafeteria. He ends up faking comprehension. Fligor believes Brady’s muffled hearing was caused by listening to an iPod turned up too loud and for too long. After his mother had a heart attack, Brady’s pediatrician had advised him to exercise for his own health. So he cranked up the volume on his favorites — John Mellencamp, Daughtry, Bon Jovi and U2 — while walking on a treadmill at least four days a week for 30-minute stretches. One day last summer, he got off the treadmill and found he couldn’t hear anything with his left ear. His hearing grad-

ually returned, but was never the same. Some young people turn their digital players up to levels that would exceed federal workplace exposure limits, said Fligor. In Fligor’s own study of about 200 New York college students, more than half listened to music at 85 decibels or louder. That’s about as loud as a hair dryer or a vacuum cleaner. Habitual listening at those levels can turn microscopic hair cells in the inner ear into scar tissue, Fligor said. Some people may be more predisposed to damage than others; Fligor believes Brady is one of them. These days, Brady still listens to his digital player, but at lower volumes. “Do not blare your iPod,” he said. “It’s only going to hurt your hearing. I learned the hard way.”

chief of palliative care at Massachusetts General. The study was one of the best tests yet of palliative care, and the results should ease many fears about starting it soon after diagnosis, doctors say. “One of the most common misconceptions about palliative care is that it indicates treatment has failed, that it means giving up,” Jackson said. The study involved 151 people newly diagnosed with cancer that had spread beyond the lung. All received routine cancer care and about half also got palliative care. More than half of those on standard care alone received chemo in their last two weeks of life, versus only a third of the palliative care patients. Yet the palliative care group’s median survival

was better: more than 11 months versus less than nine months. Quality of life and physical functioning improved in the palliative care group and worsened in the others. Depression was less than half as common in the palliative care group. “When people feel better, they’re much more likely to go for their treatment, to get up out of bed, to exercise,” and that affects survival, said Dr. R. Sean Morrison, president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and a doctor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. The American Society of Clinical Oncology and two cancer charities paid for the study. It did not look at the cost of palliative care, which is mostly doctor visits.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

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Another ‘Nanny McPhee’ movie offers spoonful of cheerfulness film review

By Jake Coyle AP entertainment writer The Nanny McPhee movies may be principally for kids, but make no mistake about it: They are, quite literally, a parent’s dream. Overwhelmed single parents with unruly kids are rescued by a magical nanny who seemingly appears out of nowhere. And at no cost! For some older moviegoers escorting little ones, this premise might be impossibly alluring. And they said fans of “Avatar” were depressed when they left the theater. “Nanny McPhee Returns” is the sequel to 2005’s “Nanny McPhee.” Both were written by Emma Thompson (who stars as the nanny in question) based on Christianna Brand’s Nurse Matilda books, which were published in the 1960s and 70s. That McPhee owes much to P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins is obvious, and there’s a whiff of familiarity to both Nanny McPhee movies that prevent them from being truly fresh. But there’s still a warm, British naturalism to “Nanny McPhee Returns” and an old-fashioned cheerfulness uncommon to most of today’s kids movies. In the first installment, McPhee, a mean-looking witch clad in black, came to the aid of a widowed father (Colin Firth). This time around, she arrives to help Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal, with British accent in tow), a mother of three and wife to a farmer off fighting in World War II. The particular war is never mentioned, but WWII is the film’s clear setting. A young nephew, Cyril Gray (Eros Vlahos) and his sister Celia (Rosie Taylor-Ritson) have been sent from their wealthy home in London to their aunt’s thatched-roofed farmhouse, an appalling development to

Lil Woods, from left, Asa Butterfield, Oscar Steer and Emma Thompson in “Nanny McPhee Returns”

Oscar Steer and Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Nanny McPhee Returns” their refined tastes. Eyeing the muddy farm, Cyril promptly declares it the “land of poo.” They immediately clash with Isabel’s three children:

Norman (Asa Butterfield), Megsie (Lil Woods) and Vincent (Oscar Steer). Isabel is drowning in the chaos, made worse by her ditzy candy

shopkeeper (Maggie Smith). McPhee arrives mysteriously, introducing herself (“little ‘c,’ big ‘P”’) as an “army nanny” who has been “deployed.” The

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government pays her way, she informs Isabel, though one can bet that free, magical nannies would surely be among those to fall victim in Britain’s current, deep budget cuts. Thompson’s McPhee is a fairly wonderful creation. With two large moles, an overgrown front tooth, a monobrow and a protruding, bulbous nose, she appears a mean crone. But it’s all merely a facade to a deeply caring shepherd of misbehaving children: She’s the fairy godmother of tough love. As the children learn each of her five lessons, McPhee’s deformities disappear. The main source of drama (for McPhee wins the kids over quickly) comes from Isabel’s brother-in-law, Phil (Rhys Ifans). Dressed in a shabby blue pinstripe suit, he looks like an outcast from “Guys and Dolls.” He has gambled the farm away, even though it’s only half his.

It’s worth noting that even in a cartoonish kids movie like this, what a great presence Ifans has. Since becoming known to most in 1999’s “Notting Hill,” he has steadily — and perhaps surprisingly, considering the jokiness of that early part — shown that he can enliven most any film and fill most any character. He has had a good 2010, too, appearing in the latest “Harry Potter,” archly narrating the Banksy film “Exit Through the Gift Shop” and, especially, playing Ben Stiller’s best friend in “Greenberg.” Capably directed by Susanna White (making her feature film debut after some notable TV work) “Nanny McPhee Returns” is slightly less scatterbrained than the original, but keeps its Day-Glo Victorian palette full of color and whimsy. The predictable story turns (the father away at war is handled as you’d expect, with worry followed by a miraculous homecoming) and the infrequently funny dialogue keep the film from quite taking off. But one can quibble only so much with a family-friendly film that so brightly preaches those not-exactly-hip tenets of country living and manners. When McPhee and two of the children make a trip to London (awash in zeppelins and double-decker buses), they meet a former pupil of McPhee’s, now a Royal guard soldier. It’s clear that the country itself has been made from McPhee’s mettle. Cut government services warily, Britain. “Nanny McPhee Returns,” a Universal Pictures release, is rated PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements. Running time: 109 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four.

‘Tillman Story’ provides fuller picture By Christy Lemire AP movie critic

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Bow Wow, from left, Mike Epps, and Brandon T. Jackson in “Lottery Ticket”

Film ‘Lottery Ticket’ is not a total loss By Christy Lemire AP movie critic The odds of winning the lottery are what, like, 1 in 175 million? The laughs aren’t quite so hard to come by in “Lottery Ticket,” but they’re not a safe bet, either. The feature debut from longtime music video director Erik White, which he co-wrote with Abdul Williams, starts out amiably enough, with a shaggy, shambling vibe. But it eventually devolves into a weirdly violent streak, followed by some seriously heavy-handed sentimentality. Still, the ensemble cast manages to keep things sporadically enjoyable. Rapper-actor Bow Wow is all grown up here as Kevin, a recent high school graduate who’s stuck working at Foot Locker but dreams of creating his own shoe line. “Lottery Ticket” is at its strongest off the top, as Kevin tries to make his way to work at the mall one morning but keeps getting delayed by the random neighbors in his Atlanta housing project. They include his Godfearing grandma (Loretta Devine), the gossipy neighbor (Charlie Murphy) and the crazy recluse who lives in the basement and only pops

film review his hand out with some cash for Kevin to buy him some beef jerky and a Cherry Coke (his identity will be revealed later). Along for the ride is his broke, unemployed best friend, Benny, played by Brandon T. Jackson, who has a loose, easy energy about him and gets many of the best lines. (He was also great as Alpa Chino in “Tropic Thunder.”) And there’s Kevin’s childhood pal, the collegebound Stacie (Naturi Naughton), who clearly wants to be more than friends, and should be. After a run-in with neighborhood ex-con Lorenzo (Gbenga Akinnagbe) over some Air Jordans gets him fired from his job, Kevin buys himself a lottery ticket while stopping at the corner store to buy one for his grandma. And whaddya know? The numbers he got out of a fortune cookie that day just happen to win him the $370 million jackpot. “Lottery Ticket,” a Warner Bros. release, is rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, including a drug reference, some violence and brief underage drinking. Running time: 95 minutes. Two stars out of four.

Pat Tillman was many things to many people: a son, brother, husband, friend and, as a player for Arizona State University and the Arizona Cardinals, a football star who drew cheers for his exciting, physical style. But once he gave up his NFL career to join the Army Rangers in 2002 and then was fatally shot in Afghanistan in 2004, he became something else entirely, something larger than life through his death: a symbol of American patriotism, a poster boy, a crucial part of the government’s message. And that turned him into something he wasn’t. “ Th e T i l l m a n S t o r y ” attempts to get to the bottom of what happened the day he was killed by following the exhaustive investigative efforts of Tillman’s family — namely, his mother, Dannie — and, in the process, allows us to get to know who the man himself really was. Director Amir Bar-Lev, whose previous documentaries include the smart, suspenseful “My Kid Could Paint That,” approaches “The Tillman Story” as a bit of a mystery, as well. Tension builds as details emerge and the disparity between lie and truth becomes more glaringly obvious. Sometimes it’s little things, like the moment Tillman and his brother, Kevin, decided to enlist — not immediately after Sept. 11, 2001, as had been depicted, but rather six months later. Sometimes the discrepancies are galling, as in the documented evidence that Tillman didn’t want the very military funeral he was given; his widow, Marie, describes being forced to comply with the wishes of military brass. And sometimes there’s just flat-out deception, as in the military’s attempts to cover up the fact that Tillman died as a result of friendly fire, some-

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Pat Tillman, left, and his brother, Kevin, in a still from “The Tillman Story” thing that was known a week after his death but didn’t come out until some five weeks had passed. A memo written by then-Maj. Gen. Stanley McChrystal and leaked to The Associated Press shows that knowledge of this possibility went all the way to the White House, but it was kept quiet for a while to avoid “public embarrassment.” Not all of this is new. Books have been written on the subject since Tillman’s death, including one by his mother. But Bar-Lev thoroughly and methodically lays it all out and lets the information speak for itself. He takes interviews with the men who were there that day and reams of documents (the military tried to overload the Tillman family with over 3,000 pieces of paper, many of their details redacted) and presents them in a clear-eyed, stream-

lined way. Most importantly, he lets the emotion shine through on its own without overdramatization. Obviously, there is enough inherent heartache and frustration here. But getting to know the Tillman family — and through them, Pat — provides inspiration. At the funeral, with all its proper military pomp and circumstance, youngest brother Richard hopped on stage in a T-shirt and jeans, holding a beer and dropping F-bombs; “He’s not with God, he’s (expletive) dead,” he matter-of-factly asserted. Dannie, meanwhile, was tireless in making phone calls and poring over documents filled with jargon intended to intimidate her. And middle-brother Kevin, who was part of the same mission as Tillman that fateful day, has only spoken once publicly about his broth-

film review er’s death — before a congressional committee — but he did so eloquently and forcefully. Through the memories and anecdotes they share, we learn of a young man who loved to laugh, take risks and goof off with his younger brothers — a truly decent man but not the saint the government’s spin suggested. But he was also a reader and a thinker and not at all what you might expect when you consider the stereotypes associated with football players or soldiers. We may never know exactly who shot Pat Tillman on that ridge in Afghanistan or why, but we have a better idea of who he was. “The Tillman Story,” a Weinstein Co. release, is rated R for language. Running time: 94 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

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Mr. Ballard marries Miss Wood on July 31

Kimberly Rolling Engaged to marry Charles Jones

Miss Rolling to marry Mr. Jones on Sept. 11 Willie F. and Patricia A. Rolling of Edwards announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly, to Charles Jones of Decatur, Ga. Mr. Jones is the son of Jeanette Felton and John Henry Jones. Miss Rolling is the granddaughter of Cleo Jordan and Addie Manning, both of Edwards. The bride-elect is a 1997 graduate of Raymond High School. She attended Jackson State University.

Miss Rolling is employed with Entergy Corporation in Jackson. The prospective groom attended Vicksburg High School. He is employed with UPS Freight in Lawrenceville, Ga. Vows will be exchanged at 6 p.m. Sept. 11, 2010, at Gazebo Lake, 1098 Curtis Road in Utica. A reception will follow. Attendance is by invitation only.

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aug. 28 • Minnie Mae Johnson and Antonio Maurice Burse Sr. 4 p.m. at Loving’s Place, 1622 Clay St. Reception to follow Family and friends are invited Army Pfc. Joshua B. Watts has graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The course is designed to train the crew member in launch operations of various missiles and ammunition in quick strikes during combat. He is the son of James S. Watts of Vicksburg and Rachel L. Taylor of Mobile, Ala. Air Force Airman Amado P. Alatorre has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The eight-week program included Amado P. Alatorre training in military discipline and studies, core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles. He also earned four credits toward an associate in applied science degree. A 2009 graduate of Warren Central High School, he is the son of Sherry Alatorre of Vicksburg. Army Reserve Pfc. Christopher D. Jones has been mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in sup-


released by armed services port of either Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom. He is a member of the 3rd Adjutant General Personnel Center in Jackson. He is a human resources information systems management specialist with two years of military service. A 2005 graduate of Vicksburg High School, he is the son of Clarence H. and Annie M. Jones of Vicksburg. Army Pfc. Brittany C. Davis has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo. During the nine weeks of training, she received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, chemical warfare, field training, military courtesy, physical fitness, first aid and Army traditions. She is the daughter of Reginald Davis of Tallulah and is a 2008 graduate of Madison High School in Tallulah. Air Force Airman Jonathan R. Passman has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The eightweek program included training in military discipline and studies, core values, physical fitness and basic warfare prin-

Richard Dane Ballard and Keli Louise Wood were married at 6 p.m. July 31, 2010, at Hawkins United Methodist Church. The Rev. Chris Young officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John Dennis and Karen Wood of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of the late Charles and Sidney Burgess, the late John Henry and Louise Wood and the late Hugh G. Rogers Jr., all of Vicksburg. The groom is the son of Richard Preston and Beverly Ballard of Louisville, Miss. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Harvey Sullivan of Louisville and Mrs. Edward Stenson Ballard and the late Mr. Ballard of Pickensville, Ala. Given in marriage by her father, the bride’s chosen colors were coral, sage and yellow. A program of nuptial music was presented by Georganne Swillie, organist and pianist. Soloist was Lauren Elisabeth Ballard, sister of the groom. Maid of honor was Haley Haynes Hester of Hattiesburg. Matrons of honor were Melinda Hale Comans of Vicksburg and Jennifer Hale Chandler of Tupelo, both sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Amanda Brooke Monroe of Clinton; Sarah Katherine Garrick of Madison; Jamie Richey Ballard, sister-in-law of the groom, of Flowood; Lauren Elisabeth Ballard, sister of the groom, of Louisville; Kerri Guy Davis of Brandon; and Ann Christopher Peacock of Ridgeland. The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Lucas Conerly Ballard of Louisville and William Edward Ballard of Flowood, both brothers of the groom; Jonathon Robert Stevens of Washington, D.C.; Caleb Derek Metts of Tupelo; Matthew Benjamin Skelton of Starkville; Blake Fulton Moody of Louisville; John Anderson Banahan of Jackson; Marcus Andrew ciples. He also earned four credits toward an associate in applied science degree. He is a 2009 graduate of Warren CenJonathan R. tral High Passman School and is the son of Jimmy Passman of Vicksburg. Roxanne L. Pitts has graduated from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala., and has been appointed to the rank of warrant officer one. She completed an intense sixweek course, receiving training in leadership, Army customs, tactics, drill and ceremonies, professional ethics, physical fitness, people management and decision-making. She is serving as a property book officer assigned to the 412th Theater Engineer Command in Vicksburg. She is the daughter of Eugene R. and Shirley A. Markel of Vicksburg and is married to Jason Pitts of Albia, Iowa. Army Pvt. Anthony D. Sweet has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission, history and physical fitness and received instruction

Groomsmen’s lunch The groom’s father hosted a lunch for the groomsmen at Goldie’s Restaurant on the day of the wedding. Rehearsal supper The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Duff’s Tavern and Grill. The couple chose this time to present gifts to family members and the wedding party. Cookout The bride and groom were honored with a cookout at the home of Will and Jamie Ballard. Hostesses were Sarah Garrick, Haley Hester, Brooke Monroe and Ann Christopher Peacock. Showers The bride was honored with a miscellaneous shower at the home of Kerri Davis in Brandon. Hostesses were Dorothy Boone, Jennifer Crowley, Lauren Denley, Emily Guyton, Liza Maxcy, Olivia McCay, Anna Mims, Katie Nicholas, Lynley Shields, Laurie Stockton, Katy Rose White, Maggie White, Holley Yarber and Mary Allyson Young. Jennifer Chandler, sister of the bride, honored her with a miscellaneous shower at the bride’s parents’ home in Vicksburg. Pat Engler, Billie Skinner and Brenda Theriot honored the bride with a tea at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Engler. The bride was honored with a shower at Mint Restaurant in Madison. Hostesses were Lindsay Clairain, Mandy Cooper, Alicon Johnson, Mollie McCormick, Wendi Nopper and Sara Watts. The bride was honored with a Meet the Bride tea at the home of Melaine McNeel in Louisville. Hostesses were Helen Black, Kathy Bourland, Robyn Fulton, Vicki Hathorn, Nancy Peters, Linda Skelton, Sylvia Stevens, Dyanne Rigby, Amanda Taylor, Margaret Taylor, Carmen White, Pam Womack and DeLaine Woodruff.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dane Ballard The bride is the former Keli Louise Wood Presley of Nashville, Tenn.; and Justyn Thomas Shelver of Bluffton, S.C. Flower girl was Emilie Claire Chandler, niece of the bride, of Tupelo. Ring bearer was John Anthony Comans, nephew of the bride, of Vicksburg. Sommers Elizabeth Richesin of Madison served as the bride’s proxy. Serving as program attendants were Ansley Tollison Vanlandingham of Greenville and Lynzy Lantier Presley of Nashville. Guest book attendant was Abigale Sidney Chandler, niece of the bride, of Tupelo. Special wedding assistant was Pat Engler. A reception followed at the B’nai B’rith Literary Club. Guests were entertained with in basic combat, chemical warfare, marching, rifle marksmanship, field tactics, military courtesy and basic first aid. A 2008 graduate of Vicksburg High School, he is the son of Anthony and Gladys Sweet of Vicksburg. Army Col. Darrell Duckworth has assumed command of the 501st Sustainment Brigade at Camp Carroll, South Korea. His military decorations include two Bronze Star Medals, seven Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation, three Army Achievement Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Darrell the Kuwait Duckworth Liberation Medal-Saudi Arabia and several military service ribbons. A former Rolling Fork resident, Col. Duckworth received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Mississippi Valley State University and a master’s degree in strategic studies at the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pa.

music by Coop d’Belle from Jackson. For a honeymoon, the couple traveled to St. Lucia. They will make their home in Brandon. The bride is a registered nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital and is pursuing a degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center to practice as a family nurse practitioner. The groom is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Bridal breakfast On the morning of the wedding, Jennifer Jackson hosted a breakfast for the bridal party and mothers at Roca in the Vicksburg Country Club.


forms proviDed through area hospitalS Dedra Rachelle Powell announces the birth of a 6-pound, 6-ounce daughter, Destine Symone Powell, on July 20, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparent is Deloris Powell.

Jennifer Shorter announces the birth of a 7-pound, 3-ounce son, Markell LaQuan Shorter, on Aug. 9, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are the late Bertha F. Coleman and the late Eugene Dart.


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Miss Whitehead, Mr. Bennett to recite vows on Sept. 4 The engagement of Natasha Sharee Whitehead to Anthony Carl Bennett Sr., both of Vicksburg, is announced today. Vows will be exchanged at 5 p.m. Sept. 4, 2010, at Greater Grove St. M.B. Church. A reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Miss Whitehead is the daughter of Willie and Laura Whitehead of Ruleville, Betty Moton of Indianola

and Albert Durham of Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Bennett is the son of Carl and Janice Bennett and Carl and Pattie Horne, all of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of Elija and Evon Bennett of Chicago, the late Helen Richards Bennett and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Darden Sr. The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Ruleville Central High School. She attended Alcorn State University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she

received a Bachelor of Science degree. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and the American Dental Hygienists Association. Miss Whitehead is a registered dental hygienist at Comp-UDoc dental office. The prospective groom is a 1989 graduate of Vicksburg High School. He attended Mary Holmes Community College. Mr. Bennett is general manger of Advanced Auto Parts.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

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Cinemas, one of Paris’ great attractions, worth exploring By Jake Coyle AP entertainment writer PARIS — It may seem backward to travel to one of the most beautiful cities in the world and sit in the dark. In Paris, there are seemingly endless rues and quais and museums and cafes to explore, which means visitors often hurry past one of the city’s greatest attractions: its cinemas. They’re found throughout the French capital — and in particular the Latin Quarter. No

Liz Continued from Page C1. came extremely close to the vehicle and hovered over it. Liz could see a platform hanging from the silvery disk, and it had a small black box on it, “which might have been a motor. I don’t know what it was, but it didn’t make a sound.” From the black box, Liz saw something that looked like streams of fire: “I say streams of fire — I don’t know what it was — but I think it was fire because it sounded like —well, you know when you build a fire in the fireplace and you put old, fat lighterknots on the fire and it goes tchiss, tchiss. Well, it was like you could hear that little tchiss, tchiss, tchiss, and the streams of fire extended to the car. But there was no sound.” An extremely bright light shown beneath the object, so bright Liz couldn’t look at it, “and all of a sudden this light came over us. We were held at bay, just like a dog holding someone at bay.” It was a piercing kind of light, she said, such as she had never seen before, “and it felt like it went completely through my body, through

If you go Cinematheque Francais: Parc de Bercy. 51 rue de Bercy, 12th arrondissement: Le Champo: 51 rue des Ecoles, 5th arrondissement:

Studio 28: 10 rue Tholoze, 18th arrondissement: Cinamea Mac-Mahon: 5 avenue Mac-Mahon, 17th arrondissement: Le Grand Rex: 1 Boulevard Poissonniere. 2nd arrondissement:

city in the world boasts such a bevy of independent theaters, where vibrant repertory series and exciting selections play nightly. New York might quibble, but most of its independent the-

aters long ago shuttered. Manhattanites can proudly claim the essential Film Forum, but Parisians can stand on the Left Bank and have nearly a dozen similar options within a fiveminute walk.

Spending an entire trip among flickering projections would, of course, be extreme. But it does occasionally rain in Paris and sometimes a cool night at the movies is just the ticket after a day of traipsing around the

the car, everything. It was absolutely very penetrating. We were just held — and all of a sudden we could feel the light lifting from our bodies. It was just so strange. And we looked — we were able to look at it. I don’t know if it moved a little to the north, south, east or west, or whether they turned the light off.” She was saying “they,” she said, “because somebody was in it. Anyway, we could look up and see the box and the fire dripping, and then all of a sudden...” Liz compared its departure to the Scripture that says Jesus will return in the twinkling of an eye, concluding, “Well, I know what the twinkling is, and like that it was gone.” The episode didn’t last long, though it probably seemed like an eternity. Liz started the car and she and Fan returned home. They looked at each other and swore not to tell “because they’d probably put us in the insane asylum,” but later they decided to tell their husbands, “and they laughed at us.” Because of the women’s tears, she said, the men realized something serious had occurred. Thinking back to that time, Liz said, if someone had told

her such a story she’d have said, “You’re lying.” She knew the story was hard to believe and realized, “I wouldn’t have believed anybody, so why should I tell them and expect them to believe me?” She knew there was no point in trying to convince others. Liz has read and studied the stories on UFOs, including the mysterious Area 51 in Nevada where many speculate that a crashed UFO, which supposedly occurred in New Mexico many decades ago, is kept in a top secret area, and she feels that either the government is covering it up because of the hysteria it might cause, or they have absolutely no clue. She and Fan have remained friends, but Fan is now in a nursing home suffering from dementia. One day, Liz asked her about a number of things from the past, and Fan remembered none of them until Liz asked about that night on Dauphin Island, and Fan said, “Ohhhh, don’t mention it! I will never forget that,” so it is evidently ingrained in her mind. Liz finally decided to tell the story to someone other than her husband, “because I knew it was the truth, and it was really a burden to keep it — but I was afraid.

You know that old thing of being afraid of what people will think? And I felt they would not believe me.” Even then, she had to be confident of one’s reaction before she would divulge the story. Liz’s daughter Pam mentioned it to a lady whose husband works with a society that studies UFOs, and he interviewed Liz at length “and asked me a million questions,” or so it seemed. Only a few times since that scary night has Liz seen any other terrestrial activities. Once, along with about a hundred other people, she saw the bright lights at Panama City Beach, Fla. The lights would zip through the sky, making formations, then do it all over again, and no, they were not laser rays. Twice this happened. The first time was enough to make a believer of her husband, Charles Morgan. The next time it was in the late fall at Monroeville, Ala. She was standing in her sister’s back yard, enjoying the clear sky — “You know how you can see the stars in the country.” There was a bright light in the sky that would go south a long way, then zip, zip, zip back to where it had been. Liz and her sister watched it for an hour, and what it was she doesn’t know,

attractions. And, unlike many destinations in Paris, no one — or perhaps everyone — is a tourist at the movies. Your first move is to pick up your moviegoing bible: the weekly Pariscope, which can be had for less than a euro at any newsstand. In it, you’ll find a detailed listing of every showing that week. It’s in French, but addresses, movie titles and show times are easily understood. A key point: V.O. signifies version original (with French subtitles), whereas V.F. means

version francais (dubbed in French). Now, if your French is poor, you are limited to movies in English, but this is only a slight impediment. Great, old American movies are plentiful and the odds are good that at any moment, a flick with Humphrey Bogart or Woody Allen is showing somewhere in Paris. This is, after all, a birthplace of cinema. Here, it is the seventh art. So some history is in order, which means a trip to the Cinematheque Francaise.

but she’s certain it wasn’t a plane, “and stars don’t zip to the north and back to the south like that.” She’s had numerous nightmares about the UFOs, not reliving the episode that took place on Dauphin Island, not seeing the vehicle, “but seeing the light — and beings. They don’t look like us,” but have heads shaped kind of like a cow’s skull with huge eyes in the sockets and a tiny mouth, but they never speak. “In my mind, I wonder if I’m reliving it, and I’m wondering if there were people in the spaceships,” she said. “I’m just thinking. It’s a dream, and I don’t interpret dreams.” As a Christian, Liz believes it is “absolutely possible God created other worlds with other beings, and He sent his son Jesus to them as He did to us. That’s thinking far out, something we couldn’t even fathom...But I do know this. I know God is sovereign.” The story, Liz said, “is true, true, true. There is no fiction, and I would stand on every Bible in this world and raise my hand and say, ‘Lord, you know it’s true.’” It was absolutely the most memorable experience of her life, and though she will tell anybody such an episode

would scare them to death, to have such an experience again would be thrilling, that she would be at ease and probably get out of the car and start waving. “I’m 82 years old. They’re not going to take me,” she reasoned, “and who knows — if they do, they might drop me off in heaven — or if they get a good look at me, they might turn me loose.” • Several weeks ago, seated on the back porch of her home overlooking the Fowl River near Theodore, Ala., Lane Berg and I sat enthralled as Liz told of her encounter with the UFO. She recalled details, related facts, and her account was totally believable. She’s never sought fame or fortune or tried to capitalize on the story in any way. She’s not one to exaggerate or embellish or try to impress. I’ve known Liz most of my life. Her husband, the late Charles Morgan, was my mother’s youngest brother, so Liz is my aunt. Her story will make a fascinating chapter in the Morgan family history. •

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

Pictorial History of Vicksburg & Warren County

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Sam Andrews of Vicksburg was on Fort Hill in the Vicksburg National Military Park last week when he saw this towboat making its way up the Yazoo Diversion Canal.

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Doug Clarke of Vicksburg was at Noxubee Wildlife Refuge near Starkville when this little blue heron appeared to pose for his camera on a cypress stump.

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Judy Morrissey of Vicksburg was on a trip to Breaux Bridge, La., when this lazy-looking alligator opened up for a big yawn.

William Mathews was returning to Vicksburg from Arkansas in early August when he spotted this rainbow off U.S. 65 just south of Transylvania.

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BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Brown's Chapel M.B.C. Parcel # 108M 34 1550 006200 1512 Military Avenue Military Avenue, PPIN 16822 Vicksburg, MS 39180 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on September 07, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as

BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: J.W. Jackson et al Parcel # 094W 22 036004006600 211 First Avenue 824 West Pine, PPIN 15472 Vicksburg, MS 39183 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and

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BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: MSTAXDEEDS.COM LLC Parcel# 10743 33 0650 020200 P.O. Drawer 627 Moonmist Drive, PPIN 009417 Biloxi, MS 39533 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on September 07, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as

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01. Legals p p y may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the August 12, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 8/16, 8/22(2t) BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Trustmark Bank Bankruptcy Department Parcel# 1086 29 300006005500 P.O. Box 291 810 Patton, PPIN 15681 Jackson, MS 39201 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that

01. Legals y the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on September 07, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the August 12, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 8/16, 8/22(2t)

There are other qualifications you must meet which are not listed here due to limited space. Application packets may be obtained at the City of Vicksburg Human Resource Office, 1415 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 beginning August 23, 2010 and must be returned by 5:00 pm, Monday, September 13, 2010.

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BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Warren County Land Development LLC Parcel # 1073 33 0640 010000 3044 Shinnecok Hills Drive Starlight Drive, PPIN 009312 Duluth, GA 30097 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on September 07, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the August 12, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 8/16, 8/22(2t)

BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Pamela F. & Pink Andrews Williams Parcel # 1118 12 1090 004200 1838 Natchez Avenue 401 Springridge Drive, PPIN 007319 Vicksburg, MS 39180 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on September 07, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the August 12, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 8/16, 8/22(2t)

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WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers 1207 Washington St. • 601-636-6413

CALL M - F 8am-5pm EXPANDING! NEED 5 people to start immediately. Sales and Merchandising Department. No experience required. Must be highschool graduate and have own reliable transportation. $12.50 per hour plus commission. Call 601-932-0133, 12pm- 4pm daily. EXPERIENCED MAINTENANCE PERSON needed. Apply in person to Candlewood Suites, 1296 South Frontage Road. No calls!

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

11. Business Opportunities





Joe Rangel - Owner

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601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 From small repair projects to home upgrades...We’re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!

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

Call today about our special long term ad runs available in the Business Directory. We offer specials from 3 months to 12 months at a great price deal ! Hit The Bullseye By Advertising Daily With The Business And Service Directory Aim for the coverage and receive the most for your advertising dollars in the Vicksburg area Business & Service Directory!

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

! No Wonder Everybody’s Doing It

To join The Vicksburg Post newspaper team you must be dependable, have insurance, reliable transportation, and be available to deliver afternoons Monday Friday and early mornings Saturday and Sunday.


CALL 601-636-7535

Residential Manager – FOURMIDABLE, a premier property management company, is seeking a part time Residential Manager, for Graystone of Yazoo City., located in Yazoo City, MS. In this position, you will be responsible for the day to day operations of the community, including the leasing of apartment homes. Must possess excellent communication skills, experience in property management, knowledge of federal, state and local laws pertaining to Fair Housing and EEO, the ability to close leases, and be skilled in computer systems. Tax Credit experience preferred. Please e-Mail resume with salary requirements to HYPERLINK "mailto:" or fax to 318-342-8500. EOE


   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " MINISTER OF MUSIC needed. Calvery Baptist Church, Yazoo City, MS. 662-746-4689, 601-8323062.

80TH SHOW! VICKSBURG coin club sponsoring a two day show. August 28th, 29th, Battlefield Inn. Information 601-638-1195. Sponsored by Vicksburg Coin Club.


1606 Vicklan Street

IMMACULATE 4 bedroom 2.5 bath Beautiful home in the Glenwood Circle Area. This 4 bedroom 2.5 home in Fairways! This home is well maintained & move in ready. bath home features a large family room, master bedroom w/2 This 2300 plus square foot home closets, wonderful kitchen with features a large kitchen with a bar brick floors, dining room and a & breakfast area, formal dining heated and cooled sunroom. room, large family room and a beautiful covered patio. The yard is This home is loaded with character and not mention it is just steps landscaped to perfection!! from the neighboorhood park! Do not miss this deal! $229,000 $269,900

2735 Washington St. • Vicksburg, MS

01. Legals

601-636-5947 or 601-415-4114

Call Judy Harrell

601-634-8928 or 601-218-2489

This one-owner, home on 7.9 acres has been well maintained through the years. Custom built with quality materials by Puckett Construction, the features include formal living room and spacious formal dining room, great room w/ fireplace and vaulted ceilings, many built-ins throoughout the home. Moms will love the large laundry room with sink, tons of cabinets for storage.

503 Oakwood


The ageless dignity of this handsome 3 story home has made it a Vicksburg landmark since 1910. Situated on a spacious corner lot, this comfortable 5 bd. 4.5 bth. home features formal & family areas, 100-year tile roof, remodeled kitchen & baths & beautifully restored woodwork & hardwood floors. Call Beth @ 601-218-2489 $599, 000.


Great location...has been lovingly remodeled with new paint, flooring, light fixtures,countertops. Very private backyard with a huge New Listing covered patio. Priced to sell quick. $109,900.

Beverly McMillin


Over 32 years of experience put to work for you! EMAIL: ANDREA@JONESANDUPCHURCH.COM Andrea Upchurch WWW.VICKSBURGHOMES.COM


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07. Help Wanted

17. Wanted To Buy

TRACTOR OPERATOR NEEDED for growing local landscape business. Must have valid drivers license. Call 601-750-8322 for details. EOE.

CASH PAID FOR COINS, war relics, antique books and collectibles. Call 601618-2727.

WANTED; PRE 1925 Mississippi license plates; 601-932-1552, ask for Jack.

GOOD USED PIANO. Call Mark or Lina 601-8830848 after 5pm or weekends.

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

11. Business Opportunities TANNING BUSINESS. GREAT opportunity for hair stylist or nail tech to own. Serious inquiries, 601-8318704, leave message.

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

WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, old auto batteries, etcetera. 601-9405075, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 10 FOOT HEX shaped tent, $50. 7 foot x 17 inch wide steel firewood rack, $30. 2 CD Roms, $10 each. 256 MB chip, $10. Right hand Russian Military leather holster, $25. 601634-6121, leave message.

35 ton low boy trailer, $5,000 o.b.o, 201 VOLVO TRACTOR TRUCK N14 Double deck sleeper, Low mileage, clean as a hounds tooth, $13,000 o.b.o. 1997 KENWORTH 900, Cat engine, double deck sleeper, low mileage. Clean as a hounds tooth. $13,000 o.b.o 601-638-9233. 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.

FOR SALE ONE pre loved, male, black and white party Pomeranian puppy. $400. 601-636-0900.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique”

FREE TO GOOD home kittens. 2 Black, white, gray. 601-415-5535.

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

3508 South Washington Street


29. Unfurnished Apartments GORGEOUS SHIH TZU PUPPIES $250. I take pride in raising happy, healthy, pre-spolied, puppy pad trained Shih Tzu puppies with fantastic temperaments, fun loving personalities and the beautiful baby doll faces. If you are looking for a new best friend, call Tracy 601630-6185.


20. Hunting

HOME MADE JELLIES and jams. Every flavor just $5! MawCool, 601-6361507.

2007 HONDA FOREMAN 500. Delta series ITP chrome rims, 29½ inch Outlaws, plus orignal rims and tires. $5000. 769-203-9762.

RAINBOW WASHATERIA- DROP off service. Wash, fold, hand iron, comforters. 7 days a week, 7am-8pm, 1413 First North. Refrigerators 19”, $30, 31” $75, new small microwave $25, Fax/ copier/ phone $25. 601-456-4398, 662-822-9222. SHOPSMITH MARK V Jig saw, brand saw, 4 inch jointer, lathe attachment too many accessories to name, $1500. 601883-0996

SMALL BALL PITCHING machine. $150, 601-2183861 TWELVE STRING TAKAMINE $500, 1998 Artic Cat 454 4 wheel drive $1,500. 1994 Chevrolet S10 $1,000. 601-638-2451, 601529-6018.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Downtown Convenience •


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

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management

Highway 61 South

Let us sell your used hunting and fishing equipment with a classified in the Fall Hunting Guide special section September 23, 2010. 20 words, $20, $10 for photo. Ads will run free on Friday September, 24th. Deadline is September 8, 2010.

YELLOW TAG SALE. New and used furniture. Discount Furniture Barn, 600 Jackson Street. 601638-7191.

Utilities Paid •

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

LAND FOR LEASE 160 acres North Sharkey County. Mostly 10 year old CRP plus woods with slough. $1500/ year. Call 218-0133 and leave email address or fax number to get map and aerial photo.

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales


D&D Tree Cutting, Trimming & Lawn Care Insured For Free Estimates, call “Big James” at 601-218-7782.

8X8 WALK-IN COOLER. Glass front/ rear door, Cold pack. 601-218-0972.

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.

No Utility Deposit Required

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

24. Business Services

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

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. 601636-SELL.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. Malone Home Improvements Honest Work for an Honest Price •Vinyl siding •Sheetrock •Additions •Decks •Metal/Shingle roofs •Ceramic/ Laminate Flooring •And More Ronnie Malone Free Estimates

(601)738-0884 (601)663-6587

PERSONAL ASSISTANT Care for your pets?? Run your errands (groceries, Dr. appointment, airports) Yard work, organization of home or office, painting. References if needed. Call 601-618-3147. QUALITY PAINTING RESIDENTIAL or commercial decks new or restore old decks, yard work, gutters, general maintenance. 601-634-6598, 601-5546075. RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPING. Honest, dependable, flexible, references. Nikki, 318-341-8020. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

available for adoption.

26. For Rent Or Lease

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE available August 2nd. Great location. Utilities and janetorial service included. $900/month. 601-638-4050.

27. Rooms For Rent

28. Furnished Apartments EXCELLENT IN-TOWN location. 1 bedroom furnished, private parking, deposit and references required. $450 monthly. 601-218-6208. PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com 601-874-1116.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

$135.00 WEEKLY, All utilities, cable and internet paid. Laundry room, off street parking, very nice. 601-629-8474. NIGHTLY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY RATES. Between Ameristar and Diamond Jacks Casino. Multiple night discounts, no deposit, best prices in town. DIXIANA MOTEL 4041 WASHINGTON STREET VICKSBURG, MS. 601-631-6940

Completely furnished 1 bedroom and Studio Apartments. All utilities paid including cable and internet. Enclosed courtyard, Laundry room. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386. CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747.


29. Unfurnished Apartments


Great Location, Hard-Working Staff

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34. Houses For Sale



Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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

• Lake Surrounds Community

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

Classifieds Really Work!

34. Houses For Sale

Call the Shelter for more information.


Look for us on CKC Shih tzus ready now. $200 and up. 318-2375156.

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

Foster a Homeless Pet!

River Hills

OLD ENGLISH PIT BULL mixed. Fire Champion bloodline Name, dam CKC registered. Low and wide, 3 females, 1 male. $150- 200.601-529-1075.


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

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


29. Unfurnished Apartments



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •


109 Granite Way • 4B/2BA • Custom home • Fenced yard • $205,000

Open 2:00-4:00


1209 Newit Vick

• 3B/2BA, 1,978 sf. • Large corner lot, Large bonus room, update kitchen • $164,900

Open 2:00-4:00


2512 Cherry Street

• 3B/2BA, historic area • Restored & Rebuilt • Updated kitchen & baths • $299,500

Open 2:00-4:00


202 Bradbury / East Village Vicksburg’s first traditional neighborhood and all the bells and whistles of Sanders Hollingsworth!

Open 2:00-4:00



145 Clifton Drive


• 3B/2BA, 1,650 sf. • New Construction!!! • Whirlpool tub • $179,000

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

Open 2:00-4:00


1260 Warrenton Road

• 3B/2.5BA, 2,035 sf. • Magnificent riverview • Two way fireplace • $425,000

Open 2:00-4:00


INTO THE GOOD LIFE! Apartment Homes

Spacious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes!



Open 2:00-4:00

1 & 2 Bedrooms $550/$595

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

34. Houses For Sale

• 3B/3BA, 2,722 sf., • Courtyard, screened porch • Extra Large Bonus Room • REDUCED $269,900


$200.00 OFF Safe & Quiet Community!!!!! 601-636-2377 629 Hwy 80-East

Riverbend Apartments 2 Bedroom Apartments Available Rental Assistance Security Deposit $300.00 Call today for more information 318-633-9526 Office hours Monday- Friday 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

119 Olde Trace Drive

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

Move-In Special

15. Auction

GATED COMMUNITY 1 bedroom, hardwood, washer/ dryer, central heat/ air, 1115 First North. $450 monthly. 512-787-7840.

Sunday, August 22


Bradford Ridge Apartments

DOWNTOWN. 2 bedroom 2 bath modern appliances. $700 monthly deposit required. 601-529-8002



Adopt Today!

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

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

Toll Free 1-866-238-8861


1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-1746.

Open 2:00-4:00


Please adopt today!

1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. $300 monthly, deposit required. 601-4155498, 601-883-1147.

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

• Rent Based On Income Call the Shelter for more information.

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

Commodore Apartments

28. Furnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM WITH kitchen and bathroom, utilities furnished. 601-5299804.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

CALL 601-636-SELL


Currently has

30 puppies& dogs 39 cats & kittens

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• 2160 S. Frontage Rd.


237 Manchester


• 3B/2BA, 2,012sf., • 10+” ceilings, crown molding • Stained concrete floors • $229,500

Jimmy Ball REALTOR®


Carl Carson



Katina “Gidget” Comans



Contact one of our agents today to find out all the details and qualifications about this low interest rate!

Drop by Sunday and visit with one of these Coldwell Banker Agents and see the home of your dreams.

Herb Jones



Beth Mazzanti


601-218-2489 Call Coldwell Banker All Stars today at 601-634-8928

2170 South Frontage Rd. • Vicksburg, MS 39180 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

William Nettle


Connie Norwood


601-415-6489 601-415-3738

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

29. Unfurnished Apartments

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM apartment. 61 South area. 601-619-9789.

2000 DOUBLE WIDE 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1 acre, quiet neighborhood in county, Bovina School District. $65,000. 601-218-3053, 601-218-5894.

3 BEDROOM HOME, over 1500 square feet potential living area. Under $100,000. Christy at Vicksburg Realty, 601-529-9304.

30. Houses For Rent 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath home, carport, newly remodeled, fireplace, all ceramic floors in South County. Call 601-529-3194 for details. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. 61 South area, $700 deposit, $700 monthly. 601631-1523. 3 or 4 BEDROOMSRent $1,000 and up! 721 National, 418 Groome 732-768-5743 LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

FOR SALE BY OWNER Less than $600 mo. 4 BR 2 Baths, Over 2150 sq. ft. 1/2 acre lot FHA Approved New Carpet Call 601-218-0140 601-218-2582

34. Houses For Sale

BY OWNER. 306 Silver Creek Drive. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1750 square feet on 3 acre lot. Large front yard. Asking $175,000. 601-2186263.

FHA & VA Conventional ! Construction ! First-time Homebuyers !

118 RIDGEVIEW NICE 3 bedroom 2 bath country lot $585 monthly plus deposit. Reference and application. 601-638-6660

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

2150 South Frontage Road

1911 Mission 66

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

2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. 545 Hall Road. $425 monthly, $200 deposit, Section 8 welcome. Cooper Lighting area. 303-5870687. Call for local number.

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

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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

1982 14x70, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Asking $1,500 or best offer. Must be moved. 601631-4786, 601-661-6267. Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

5 BR, 3.5 BA home on 4.6 acres on quiet county cul-de-sac.



3 BEDROOM 2 Bath home located in Vicksburg. Price recently reduced! Easy terms with low down payment and approved credit, zero closing costs, no points and no payments for 45 days! Call 601206-9012 and ask for Brett for further information and our other listings in Warren County. HOUSE FOR SALE 519 Dallas Street. 601-4566303.

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


McMillin Real Estate

34. Houses For Sale

4 BR, 2 BA. Privacy fenced yard w/ patio.

Broker, GRI


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

32. Mobile Homes For Sale


Licensed in MS and LA


3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. $625 monthly, $400 deposit, Section 8 welcome. Cooper Lighting area. 303587-0687 or 601-218-6492.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065


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

16X60 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, 12x60 porch. No pets. $200 deposit, $550 monthly. 601-631-1942.

Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

Mortgage Loans

Member FDIC

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

Big River Realty



Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549 Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790


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

Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

Eagle Lake $72,500

Ask Us. Candy Francisco Mortgage Originator








38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment

HOUSE FOR SALE by owner. 113 Camden Drive, $279,000. 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, large gameroom/ media room, 2962 square feet. 10X12 storage building, covered patio. 601-8830996 for appointment.

Weekender mobile home sits on 2 lots, master BR and BA with whirlpool tub, sep. from other 2 large BR, large walk-in closet in master BR, bar in large kitchen, screened porch and deck in back, porch on front. 800 SF boat shed. Very clean, well maintained.

Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800

35. Lots For Sale

McMillin Real Estate

203 John Allen St. Adorable home, ready to move in. 3 bdrms, 1 baths. 1253 sq. ft. $89,000. 420 Lake Forest. 5 BR, 3 BA, over 2600 sq. ft. New addition with incredible master suite. $214,900. 225 Boundary Line. 20 acres,new home with Inground pool. 100x150 riding arena. 3774 Ring Road. Affordable home, well maintained in south county. $89,900. 1100 National Street 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2106 Sq. ft. Whirlpool tub, 2-story w/ basement. $99,000. 209 Willow Drive Totally remodeled home with over 1600 sq. ft. $114,900. 106 Emily Great Location. New Paint, flooring, counter tops, and more. Priced to sell quick. $109,900.


CANTRELL COVE SUBDIVISION Owner: Ollie Cantrell, Jr. Reduced to: $20,000 Each Quiet, country living, easy access to Vicksburg & Tallulah! Approximately 1.5 Acre Lots Mound, LA Exit - Highway 602 (1 Mile South of I-20 Interstate)


Let us sell your used hunting and fishing equipment with a classified in the Fall Hunting Guide special section September 23, 2010. 20 words, $20, $10 for photo. Ads will run free on Friday September, 24th. Deadline is September 8, 2010.

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles 2007 YAMAHA 1300cc Tourer Windshield and saddle bags 5,000 miles. VTwin $4,000 601-630-6046. 2008 KAWASKI BULCAN Classic 900lt. 14,334 miles, luggage rack, windshield bag. $5,800. 601-218-1537, 601-831-7043.

40. Cars & Trucks

Let us sell your used hunting and fishing equipment with a classified in the Fall Hunting Guide special section September 23, 2010. 20 words, $20, $10 for photo. Ads will run free on Friday September, 24th. Deadline is September 8, 2010.

CREDIT PROBLEMS? NO PROBLEM Gary’s Cars for Less 3524 Hwy 61 South 601-883-9995 Has a financing program To fit your needs. Your paystub is your credit! For pre-approval

Classifieds Really Work!

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

34. Houses For Sale

1971 CHEVELLE. Mint condition. Elderbrock Performance package added. $10,000. 601-638-6711. Serious buyers only. 2001 NISSAN SENTRA. 155,000 highway miles, cold air. $3000. 601-529-3935.

36. Farms & Acreage

601-415-9179 McMillin Real Estate

40. Cars & Trucks

1985 DODGE CARAVAN, needs minor repair, $500. 601-636-7142

Please call one of these Coldwell Banker professionals today:

2008 SATURN OUTLOOK XR. Excellent condition, one owner. $26,500. Serious inquires, Call 601631-0833.

•1995 Toyota Truck $2,495 •2005 Ford Crown Victoria, $2,995 •1997 Ford Crown Victoria $1,995 •2001 Dodge Ram $3,995 601-529-3335 FOR SALE 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, 1500 extended cab. Excellent condition. $10,500. 601-634-6445, 601-209-7507.

Fully Loaded 1999 NISSAN ALTIMA New rims & tires. Very clean, excellent running condition. To view picture, go to, type in keyword 1999 Nissan Altima.

$2500 - 601-631-0222

❁❁❁❁❁ Every day is bright and sunny with a classified ad to make you

MONEY! Call Michele or Allaina and place your ad today.

601-636-SELL ❁❁❁❁❁



Jimmy Ball 601-218-3541 Kellye Carlisle 601-529-4215 Katherine Crawford 601-218-0020 Reatha Crear 601-831-1742 Caffie Ellis 601-415-7010 Jeré Jabour 601-218-0022 Herb Jones 601-831-1840 Marianne Jones 601-415-6868 Remy Massey 601-529-9671 Valorie Spiller 601-618-6688 Kim Steen 601-218-7318 Harley Caldwell, Broker

2970 Hwy 61 N. • Vicksburg

New Cars Have Arrived!!! Mon - Fri 9am-5pm • Sat 9am-1pm No Credit Card required on Car Rentals!

$100 Deposit • $40 Day



s t h g i R ’ Braggin Take this opportunity to show off your sporting skills with photos of your big catches or game trophies. Cost is $20 per ad and will publish in our special Fall Hunting tab.

2170 I-20 S. Frontage Road

Ask us about our Weekly Rate !!


2006 Volkswagon Beetle Convertible

OR Lane Gordon, 4 caught his first fish August 1, 2010 while fishing with his dad at Dogwood Lake.

Reduced to $14,998

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At Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C., Natalie Randolph is making history—as one of the nation’s only female football coaches

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Why did Dave Matthews name his band after himself? Does he ever wish he hadn’t?—Jim King, Boston, Mass.


Paul Walker says he’s getting back behind the wheel for another Fast and Furious movie. Was the original really his idea?—Grace Kim, Irvine, Calif.


According to Walker, yes. “They asked me what I wanted to make after I did Skulls,” reveals the actor, 36, Walker: Driving “and I said, ‘I love Days of Thun- force behind film? der and the idea of racing cars, and I also love Donnie Brasco, so maybe I could be an undercover cop racing cars.’ There wasn’t even a screenplay when I signed on. That’s how it started.” Walker—who now spends a lot of time racing his own cars—can next be seen in Takers, out Aug. 27, with Matt Dillon, Zoe Saldana, and The Wire’s Idris Elba.


I heard that Sheryl Crow’s mother is a talented singer. Have the two ever performed together?— Sharon Jones, Brooklyn, N.Y.


Only at home. “My mother was in a swing band, so I grew up listening to her sing around Sheryl the house,” recalls Crow, and her 48. “We used to sing along mother, Bernice to Judy Garland and Ella Crow Fitzgerald records together. She had the most amazing voice. After I built a studio at my ranch in Tennessee, I surprised her by getting her to record some songs. She’s always encouraged me, and she’s still that person who, when things look dire, lifts me up and reminds me of who I am and that we all have a capacity for greatness.”


Yes, actually. “I think it was more for the lack of a name than it was an actual name,” admits Matthews, 43. “But by the time we talked about coming up with a real one, it was too late. We had already kind of established ourselves. I do regret it in some ways, but we’ve become accustomed to it.”


Is it true that director M. Night Shyamalan is afraid to fly?— K. Levy, New York, N.Y.


Yes. Shyamalan, 40, doesn’t mind thrill rides—as long as he’s the one Matthews: orchestrating them. “I’m so uncomfortable Name that on planes,” he tells us. “It’s the one place I band have zero control—I can only eat my peanuts and trust that the pilots know what they’re doing.” There’s a new documentary out about Pat


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‘She’s the Real Deal’

Coach Randolph with (l–r) Abu Jalloh, Brandon Hernandez, Emmanuel Mbah, Michael Dyson, and Hasan Jenkins

One of the few women to coach boys’ high school football in the U.S., Natalie Randolph is committed to helping her players score on the field—and in life


N A SULTRY AFTERNOON in Washington, D.C., the 2010 Calvin Coolidge High School football team is energetically scrimmaging on the field. Their coach scans the boys’ moves from a spot high in the bleachers while meeting with a prospective lineman and his father. Suddenly, the coach leans over and bellows a command, and the players stop to regroup. Scenes like this are taking place across the country as school football teams start their seasons. The difference at Coolidge High is that the Colts are led by one of the few women in the U.S. ever to Visit us at PARADE.COM

by Nina Burleigh coach a boys’ varsity football team: Natalie Randolph. In March, the selection of Randolph—a science teacher and former college track star and pro women’s football player—as head coach kicked off a frenzy of attention and merited a press conference with D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty, who declared March 12 “Natalie Randolph Day.” Public response ranged from jubilant (“It’s about time!”) to reactionary (“Football is a man’s sport”). Randolph’s burly assistant coach, Bob Headen, reports, “A guy who played for me and then went on to the NFL called and said, ‘Man, they got a girl there as a coach!’ He didn’t like it.” A renowned

D.C. high school coach himself, Headen had previously worked with Randolph and left retirement just to come and assist her at Coolidge. At first blush, Randolph, 30, seems an unlikely choice to coach a boys’ football team at an innercity school. She is petite, soft-spoken, and more self-effacing than self-promoting. But beneath her calm demeanor is a will of steel—and a loud mouth. “My students will tell you I yell and scream all day,” Randolph says with a smile. “She has a small voice, but she’s very powerful,” attests quarterback Femi Bamiro, a 16-year-old junior. “When she means something, she means



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it, and she won’t stop until you get to where you need to be.” After Fellonte Misher, 16, a junior and wide receiver, heard Randolph had been hired, he planned to leave Coolidge and follow the departing coach to another school. His mom told him to at least go to Coach Randolph’s first practice.

‘She’s grooming us to be great young men in society,’ one team member says. “I didn’t think it was going to be as intense as it was,” Misher says. “She had us running in the halls, doing ladder drills. Man, I was sweating!” He stayed—although a handful of boys did transfer. ATALIE HAS ALWAYS BEEN very confident, even though she’s shy,” says the coach’s mother, Marilys Randolph, now a physicaltherapy professor at Florida International University in Miami. “I think that helps her say, ‘I can do it.’ ” An only child, Randolph grew up in D.C., surrounded by athletes—her father was also a physical therapist. She attended the elite Sidwell Friends School (Chelsea Clinton was a grade ahead of her, and the Obama girls are currently enrolled there), where she played volleyball and basketball and ran track. Randolph wanted to try football—the junior-varsity coach was open to her playing with the guys—but her dad urged her to stick with track. She went on to the University of Virginia, partly on a track scholarship, and left with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a master’s in education. Football was always on Randolph’s mind. “At college I’d go in my room and watch games all weekend,” she says. Her father was a therapist for the D.C. Divas, part of the 51-team Independent Women’s Football League, and she decided to try out. Randolph was their wide receiver from 2003 to 2008. Since playing for the Divas was an unpaid job, she worked as a D.C. public-works outreach coordinator for two years and then became a science teacher in a District high school in 2005. Although she had been an assistant football coach at another school, Randolph did not seek out the head-coach job at Coolidge; the principal had to ask her to apply. Initially reluctant, she did—and left her competitors, including two former NFL players and a retired Army brigadier



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general, in the dust. “All the other candidates were selling themselves, and Natalie was the only one who talked about the students and what she’d do for them,” recalls Derrick Mickels, a member of the hiring committee and a nonprofit education consultant who helps run Coolidge. “We were like, hands-down, she’s the choice. She’s the real deal.” After she was appointed last spring, Randolph made immediate and dramatic changes. She instituted rigorous college-level practices, and off the field she set boundaries for the boys. When some of them called her the M-word—Mom—she gave them a warning and extra push-ups. Before entering the locker room, she learned to holler the 60-second warning “Put your pants on!” Most notably, she demanded that her players show up for study hall after school four days a week—no excuses—to do their homework or SAT prep. Since many of the boys were skipping study hall because they were hungry, she brought them healthy snacks. To encourage her students, Randolph dangles rewards. She has taken the team’s academic achievers to D.C. Divas games, to training camps, even to the NFL draft in New York City. “I want them to understand what the word ‘work’ means and how to

The Coach’s Advice for Kids HAVE NO FEAR People concentrate too much on what others will say about them. If you know you can do something, just do it. SHOW UP EVERY DAY No matter how hard the previous day was, never give up.

Randolph at age 4

IT’S OKAY TO BE AFRAID But it’s not okay to run away from what you’re afraid of. MAKE GOOD DECISIONS To do that, you must trust your instincts— and listen to the people around you.

Randolph playing for the D.C. Divas in 2006

function in life,” Randolph says. “I do think I care more about academics than most coaches. Some kids play with Ds, but when they leave school, they don’t go anywhere because they’re unprepared. It’s not fair. A kid busts his butt on the field, and you don’t take care of him after that?” The team respects her emphasis on studying. Says middle linebacker and center Brandon Hernandez, a 15-year-old sophomore, “She tells us that to play football, you have to have mental fitness before size and strength.” HILE RANDOLPH’S kick through the glass ceiling has inspired women far and wide, she is most touched by its impact on the girls at Coolidge. “Some of them have told me that they want to play football. I tell them, ‘Not yet.’ A lot of them wrote me cards after the pick that said, ‘You’re a role model.’ That made me want to cry.” Randolph’s next challenge, of course, is winning from naysayers that seven-letter word Aretha Franklin sang about—respect. Many will use the Colts’ first game, to be played this week, as a test to see if a woman truly belongs in this most testosterone-drenched of team sports. (Last year, the Colts had a 6-4 record.) Even in the face of tremendous pressure, Randolph maintains her calm. “I’m a little anxious, but at the end of the day, we know what we’re doing and we’re going to be okay.” Perhaps her composure is due to the fact that she has already succeeded in her efforts to advise, lead, and mold her students. As quarterback Femi Bamiro says, “She’s grooming us to be great young men in society.”


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3. Do We Need Home Ec?

Subject to Debate... From teacher tenure to cyberbullying, here’s a primer on the questions we’re hearing as kids head back to school. What’s the big issue in your town? Is there an education trend we missed? Tell us at

1. Can a Movie Fix Our Ailing Schools? If the U.S. could replace the worst 6% to 10% of teachers with just average educators, American schools could regain the international lead in education. That’s the argument behind Davis Guggenheim’s upcoming documentary, Waiting for Superman, which promises to do for education what An Inconvenient Truth did for the environment: get people arguing about it. The next round of international student test scores—to be released in December—could add fuel to the fire.

2. What Should College Freshmen Be Reading? Many colleges now assign all incoming freshman one book to read before classes begin. While conservative scholars complain that the schools’ choices are insufficiently rigorous, administrators say they’re meant to serve as ice-breakers, not course material. These five nonfiction titles are popular among colleges this fall.

Enrique’s Journey, Sonia Nazario. A 17-year-old boy risks his life traveling from his native Honduras to the U.S. in search of his mother, who left when he was 5.

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The Soloist, Steve Lopez. In this memoir turned movie, a journalist befriends a homeless violinist and tries to help him find success onstage.

Zeitoun, Dave Eggers. A New Orleans resident who stays behind after Hurricane Katrina is arrested and accused of belonging to Al-Qaeda.

This I Believe, Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, eds. The editors collected essays from the National Public Radio series about people’s guiding values.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan. A critical look at the American food chain from cornfield to factory farm to drive-thru window.

Cooking classes may seem passé, but some experts hope they’ll make a comeback. In a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Drs. Alice Lichtenstein and David Ludwig note that 35% of adolescents are overweight or obese and that frequent consumption of take-out and prepared foods may be partly to blame. “If children are raised to feel uncomfortable in the kitchen,” the authors write, “they’ll be at a disadvantage for life.” Carolyn Jackson of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences points out that practical lessons needn’t interfere with academics. “The proper thawing of frozen meat is a science issue,” she says. “And what better way to learn math than to understand the finance charges on a credit card?”

4. Will digital tablets replace textbooks? At St. Catherine’s parochial school in Racine, Wis., sixth- and seventh-graders will get Apple iPads instead of textbooks this fall. A Clearwater, Fla., public high school plans to provide each of its 2100 students with an Amazon Kindle. Will their investments pay off? In a recent study of digital readers on college campuses, students said the devices were convenient and the screens were easy to read—but that it was difficult to search for and highlight the passages theyy needed. The devices cost up to $500 each—not including the price of downloading textbooks.



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College A-List No disrespect to Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, but you don’t need to attend a fabled Ivy to get a big-league education. PARADE asked high school counselors across the U.S. to recommend outstanding schools that often fly under the radar. The results—and the sticker prices—may surprise you. For the full list of more than 300, visit

Its beautiful campus, strong academics, and social atmosphere make the University of Virginia a favorite. Which college is on your A-list and why? Tell us at

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pharmacist if you are not sure if any of the patient’s medicines are NSAIDs. Taking NSAIDs and ARICEPT together may make the patient more likely to get stomach ulcers. ARICEPT taken with certain medicines used for anesthesia may cause side effects. Tell the responsible doctor or dentist that the patient takes ARICEPT before the patient has: • surgery • medical procedures • dental surgery or procedures. Know the medicines that the patient takes. Keep a list of all the patient’s medicines. Show it to the doctor or pharmacist before the patient starts a new medicine. How should the patient take ARICEPT? • Give ARICEPT exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop ARICEPT or change the dose yourself. Talk with the doctor first. • Give ARICEPT one time each day. ARICEPT can be taken with or without food. • ARICEPT Tablets (but not ARICEPT ODT) should be swallowed whole without the tablets being broken or crushed. • ARICEPT ODT melts on the tongue. The patient should drink some water after the tablet melts. • If you miss giving the patient a dose of ARICEPT, just wait. Give only the next dose at the usual time. Do not give 2 doses at the same time. • If ARICEPT is missed for 7 days or more, talk with the doctor before starting again. • If the patient takes too much ARICEPT at one time, call the doctor or poison control center, or go to the emergency room right away. What are the possible side effects of ARICEPT? ARICEPT may cause the following serious side effects: • slow heartbeat and fainting. This happens more often in people with heart problems. Call the doctor right away if the patient faints while taking ARICEPT. • more stomach acid. This raises the chance of ulcers and bleeding, especially when taking ARICEPT 23 mg. The risk is higher for patients who had ulcers, or take aspirin or other NSAIDs. • worsening of lung problems in people with asthma or other lung disease. • seizures. • difficulty passing urine. Call the doctor right away if the patient has: • fainting. • heartburn or stomach pain that is new or won’t go away. • nausea or vomiting, blood in the vomit, dark vomit that looks like coffee grounds. • bowel movements or stools that look like black tar. • new or worse asthma or breathing problems. • seizures. • difficulty passing urine. The most common side effects of ARICEPT are: • • • • • • •

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These side effects may get better after the patient takes ARICEPT for a while. This is not a complete list of side effects with ARICEPT. For more information, ask the doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. How should ARICEPT be stored ? Store ARICEPT at room temperature between 59° to 86°F (15° to 30°C). Keep ARICEPT and all medicines out of the reach of children. General information about ARICEPT Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in this Patient Information Leaflet. Do not use ARICEPT for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give ARICEPT to people other than the patient, even if they have the same symptoms as the patient, as it may harm them. This leaflet summarizes the most important information about ARICEPT. If you would like more information talk with the patient’s doctor. You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about ARICEPT that is written for health professionals. For more information, go to, or call 1-800-760-6029. What are the ingredients in ARICEPT? Active ingredient: donepezil hydrochloride Inactive ingredients: • ARICEPT 5 mg and 10 mg film-coated tablets: lactose monohydrate, cornstarch, microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, and magnesium stearate. The film coating contains talc, polyethylene glycol, hypromellose, and titanium dioxide. Additionally, the 10 mg tablet contains yellow iron oxide (synthetic) as a coloring agent. • ARICEPT 23 mg film-coated tablets: ethylcellulose, hydroxypropyl cellulose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate and methacrylic acid copolymer, Type C. The reddish color film coating includes ferric oxide, hypromellose 2910, polyethylene glycol 8000, talc and titanium dioxide. • ARICEPT ODT 5 mg and 10 mg tablets: carrageenan, mannitol, colloidal silicon dioxide, and polyvinyl alcohol. The 10 mg tablet contains yellow iron oxide (synthetic) as a coloring agent.

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Private Schools Undergraduate Annual Tuition* enrollment In State/Out of State



Centre College College of Wooster Elon University High Point University Marist College Stonehill College Whitman College

Danville, Ky. Wooster, Ohio Elon, N.C. High Point, N.C. Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Easton, Mass. Walla Walla, Wash.


$40,750 **






$35,400 **







Private schools encourage more contact between professors and students, which can lead to job opportunities after graduation. Students are less likely to fall through the cracks. At Stonehill, for example, not showing up for class can result in a phone call from the professor. **Tuition figure includes room and board.

Arts Programs Undergraduate Annual Tuition* enrollment In State/Out of State




Alfred University Barnard College Chapman University Connecticut College MICA Stetson University University of Dallas

ceramics theater film theater, dance studio arts music studio arts

Alfred, N.Y. New York, N.Y. Orange, Calif. New London, Conn. Baltimore, Md. DeLand, Fla. Irving, Tex.















Whether students choose to study at a conservatory like Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) or a liberal-arts school like Barnard, they’ll receive a high-quality education. Connecticut College, for instance, offers students the chance to train for a semester at a European conservatory.

Combined Bachelor’s/Graduate Degree Name


Case Western Reserve University Clark University Howard University Rollins College Saint Louis University University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Rochester

Cleveland, Ohio Worcester, Mass. Washington, D.C. Winter Park, Fla. St. Louis, Mo. Birmingham, Ala. Rochester, N.Y.

Undergraduate Annual Tuition* enrollment In State/Out of State















A combined degree can save money in the long run. Rollins College’s Accelerated Management Program, one counselor suggests, “is perfect for students who have always known what they wanted to be and are ready to hop onto a fast track toward a career.” continued on page 12 Visit us at PARADE.COM

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Emory University, a stand-out in health sciences, has the Centers for Disease Control virtually next door.

Business and Accounting Location

Babson College Bentley University Ohio State University Southern Methodist University University of Pennsylvania University of Southern California Villanova University

Babson Park, Md. Waltham, Mass. Columbus, Ohio Dallas, Tex. Philadelphia, Pa. Los Angeles, Calif. Villanova, Pa.

Undergraduate Annual Tuition* enrollment In State/Out of State















These programs offer students real-world experience in and out of the classroom. Bentley is among those with a live Wall Street ticker: Some students trade actively as members of the Bentley Investment Group— and in 2008 were more successful than most institutional investors! But undergrads also use their skills out of the classroom, sometimes in unlikely places. Villanova even has an internship program with the Vatican.

Great Internship Opportunities Name


George Washington University Goucher College Kalamazoo College Northeastern University Pacific Lutheran University Pitzer College Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Washington, D.C. Towson, Md. Kalamazoo, Mich. Boston, Mass. Tacoma, Wash. Claremont, Calif. Henrietta, N.Y.

Health Sciences

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Undergraduate Annual Tuition* enrollment In State/Out of State



Baylor University Emory University Johns Hopkins University Quinnipiac University University of Miami University of Portland University of San Francisco

Waco, Tex. 12,149 Atlanta, Ga. 6890 Baltimore, Md. 4998 Hamden, Conn. 5971 Coral Gables, Fla. 9855 Portland, Ore. 3077 San Francisco, Calif. 4800

$26,966 $38,600 $40,680 $34,250 $36,188 $30,800 $36,000

Internships give students practical work experience that complements their studies. George Washington, for instance, is considered “the place to be for government internships of all sorts,” and RIT offers some form of experiential education for every academic program.

Good health-care programs combine strong academic preparation with a hands-on approach and offer a wide variety of choice. At Quinnipiac, for instance, undergraduates can select from physician-assistant studies, athletic-training programs, and occupational and physical therapy.

Flexible Scheduling

Liberal Arts Undergraduate Annual Tuition* enrollment In State/Out of State



Columbia University Georgia State University Smith College Tulane University University of Houston University of Maryland, Baltimore County University of Redlands

New York, N.Y. 7500 Atlanta, Ga. 22,384 Northampton, Mass. 2600 New Orleans, La. 7210 Houston, Tex. 28,056 Baltimore, Md. 9947 Redlands, Calif. 2950

$39,296 $8698/$26,908 $38,640 $38,300 $16,418/$21,994 $9171/$19,108 $35,240

With their extensive part-time, evening, or weekend classes, these schools are ideal for both college-age and mature students. At Columbia’s School of General Studies, undergraduates can “attend fullor part-time and can change their status semester by semester.”

Undergraduate Annual Tuition* enrollment In State/Out of State



Colorado College Furman University Kenyon College Occidental College Sewanee: The University of the South University of Chicago Wesleyan University

Colorado Springs, Colo. Greenville, S.C. Gambier, Ohio Los Angeles, Calif. Sewanee, Tenn. Chicago, Ill. Middletown, Conn.















The best liberal-arts schools emphasize undergraduate education, providing students with reading, writing, and evaluation skills they can use in any job. At the University of Chicago, “scholars and students engage in creative inquiry and spirited debate that challenge conventional wisdom,” one counselor says.


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Schools of the Rich and Famous Test your knowledge of celebrities and their student days by Rebecca Webber 1. Who is the child of a college professor?

5. Match the celebrity with a job he or she held while in college. (a) Clint Eastwood (b) John Legend (c) Jon Hamm (d) Martha Stewart

(a) Brad Paisley (b) Meryl Streep (c) Reese Witherspoon (d) Emma Watson

(1) day-care worker (2) choir director (3) model (4) swimming-pool/foundation digger

2. Which two stars attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School at the same time?

3. In which subject did Joan Rivers, Paul Simon, and Renée Zellweger earn their college degrees? (a) Sociology (b) Biology

(c) English (d) Business

6. Which hunky actor received an athletic scholarship to college? (a) Matthew McConaughey (b) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (c) Harrison Ford (d) Ryan Reynolds

7. Jon Stewart played which sport at the College of William & Mary? (a) Swimming (b) Lacrosse (c) Rugby (d) Soccer

(a) Nicolas Cage (b) Angelina Jolie (c) Charlie Sheen (d) Slash

9. Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett transferred to the University of NebraskaLincoln because he was dissatisfied with the education he was getting at: (a) Harvard University (b) The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (c) Kansas State University (d) Metropolitan Community College in Omaha 10. Why did Apple CEO Steve Jobs drop out of Reed College?

4. Match the star to his or her major. (a) Ben Affleck (b) Jay Leno (c) Natalie Portman (d) Salma Hayek

8. Which celebrity did NOT attend Beverly Hills High School?

(1) International Relations (2) Psychology (3) Middle Eastern Studies (4) Speech Therapy

(a) To start a computer business (b) To go to India and study Eastern religions (c) To take care of his ailing mother (d) Because he could no longer afford the tuition

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(a) Tori Spelling and Tyra Banks (b) Paula Abdul and Axl Rose (c) Cameron Diaz and Snoop Dogg (d) Elizabeth Taylor and John Drew Barrymore

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by Marilyn vos Savant Underwater earthquakes may cause tsunamis in the ocean. Could a shifting fault line under the Great Lakes cause a tsunami? —Dave Veselits, Muskegon, Mich.

The Great Lakes aren’t large enough to generate the immense wall of water associated with tsunamis, which may reach as high as 100 feet at the coast, traveling 20 to 40 mph. A common misconception: Tsunamis may indeed travel hundreds of miles an hour—but only in the deepest areas of the ocean. Out there, though, their waves rarely approach even three feet, and they go unnoticed by ships. The size of the waves multiplies as their velocity is slowed by increasingly shallow water. The Great Lakes, however, are subject to a large wave called a seiche (pronounced “saysh”), more likely caused by a storm front accompanied by high winds and sudden changes in air pressure. An earthquake can cause a seiche, too. The largest seiche on record in the U.S. occurred in 1954, when a squall sent a wall of water that reached as high as nine feet against 25 miles of the Lake Michigan shoreline.

“You can move back, son, but you’ll have to get your own @#$%^& worms.” DAVE COVERLY

Mother Nature made America beautiful. Only the United States Mint captures it in silver.

What is unique about these letters: B F M P V W Y? —George Wheeler, New Bedford, Mass.

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