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this week in the civil war The July defeat of federal forces at First Bull Run in Manassas still weighs heavily on President Abraham Lincoln as summer turns to fall in 1861. Lincoln earlier gave command of the Army of the Potomac to Maj. Gen. George McClellan, hoping to reorganize the army after the Union deMaj. Gen. feat at Bull George McClellan Run. McClellan’s forces spend the late summer weeks training, drilling and training some more. Some observers watch and wait impatiently, critical of McClellan’s weeks of drills while urging a resumption of battle. Yet Lincoln is willing so far to give McClellan time to pull together a unified fighting force after its panicked, disordered retreat from Bull Run. Inaction ultimately will be McClellan’s undoing in months further ahead.

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Tiny Edwards battling annexation, services By Danny Barrett Jr.

EDWARDS — Growth and beauty are words often spoken when people talk about the past and present in Edwards. “It was one of the most beautiful little Mississippi towns when I moved here,� said 56-year resident Dorothy Brasfield, recalling a thriving downtown during the mid-20th century that boasted groceries, banks, fiveand-dime stores and a dealership to buy automobiles to hit the open road, usually U.S. 80. Annexation that would expand the town’s boundaries fourfold, construction of the first grocery store in Edwards in decades and whether a banking institution will return to town are today’s conversation pieces. The expansion plan has lost steam in the courts in recent months, but it’s an issue Mayor R.L. Perkins still believes can be a positive for the west Hinds County community. “In order for your town to grow properly, you need a solid tax base,� Perkins said, conceding the key benefit of adding 5.3 square miles to the town’s 1.7 square miles is extra property tax revenue, though at the same 47 mills currently collected. About 20 miles east of Vicksburg,

Thousands lose power as storm drenches Southeast JEAN LAFITTE, La. — Bands of heavy rain and strong wind gusts from Tropical Storm Lee knocked out power to thousands in Louisiana and Mississippi on Saturday and prompted evacuations in bayou towns like Jean Lafitte, where water was lapping at the front doors of some homes. The sluggish storm stalled just offshore for several hours before resuming its slow march northward late in the afternoon. Landfall was expected later in the day, and the storm threatened to dump more than a foot of rain across the Gulf Coast and into the Southeast in coming days. No injuries were reported, but there were scattered instances of water entering low-lying homes and businesses in Louisiana. To the east, coffers were suffering at many coastal businesses that depend on a strong Labor Day weekend. Alabama beaches that would normally be packed were largely empty, and rough seas closed the Port of Mobile. Mississippi’s coastal casinos, however, were open and reporting brisk business. In Jean Laffite, water was a foot deep under Eva Alexie’s house, which is raised about eight feet off the flat ground. “I should be used to this,� said Alexie, a 76-year-old storm veteran who lost a home to Hurricane Ike in See Lee, Page A9.

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Edwards Mayor R. L. Perkins talks about the town’s future. the town of Edwards shrank in the past decade — coming in at 1,034 residents in the 2010 count, down from 1,347 in 2000. In 2008, a move to expand south and west of Mississippi 467 ended amid outcries from property owners against an extra tax bill. A year later, the city hired Oxford planning consultant Slaughter & Associates and formed maps proposing added growth north of Interstate 20, east to Buck Reed Road and west about a half-mile past Jones Road. About 800 people would be annexed in the process. A 2010 case against 11 landowners and firms who hired lawyers remains active in Hinds County Chancery Court, though fierce opposition See Edwards, Page A9.

Documents reveal ties between Libya, CIA By The Associated Press

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Edward’s Cleaners next to an empty storefront on S. Main Street in Edwards.

TRIPOLI, Libya — The CIA and other Western intelligence agencies worked closely with the ousted regime of Moammar Gadhafi, sharing tips and cooperating in handing over terror suspects for interrogation to a regime known to use torture, according to a trove of security documents discovered after the fall of Tripoli. The revelations provide new details on the West’s efforts to turn Libya’s mercurial leader from foe to ally and provide an embarrassing example of the U.S. administration’s collaboration with authoritarian regimes in the war on terror. The documents, among tens of thousands found in See Libya, Page A9.

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Congress returns unpopular, facing challenges By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congress returns to work this week, divided over measures to create jobs and scorned by the nation it was elected to help lead. After a five-week break, Republican and Democratic leaders alike promise action to try and ease the country’s 9.1 percent unemployment rate and boost an economy that is barely growing. President Barack Obama goes first on Thursday night with a speech to lawmakers and a prime-time national television audience. But there is little overlap so far in the measures that Republicans and Democrats are recommending, and the rest of the year-end congressional agenda is top-heavy with items that relate to government spending and less directly to job creation. A new committee, comprised of lawmakers in both parties from both houses and armed with extraordinary powers, is expected to hold its first meeting this week as it begins work on a plan to make longterm deficit cuts. The panel was created as part of last month’s agreement to reduce red ink and avert a government default. It faces a Nov. 23 deadline for action. More immediately, parts of the Federal Aviation Administration will shut down on Sept. 16 unless Congress approves a measure to keep operations running. Federal money for highway construction jobs runs out two weeks later without separate legislation. The Obama administration is seeking more money for disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Irene, and a partial government shutdown would occur on Oct. 1 unless lawmakers enact an interim spending bill to cover most federal agencies. With any or all of these measures, there is an opportunity for partisan gridlock or compromise, and it isn’t entirely clear which an unhappy public might prefer. In a late-August Associated Press-GfK poll, only 12 percent of those surveyed said they approved of the job Congress is doing, and 87 percent disapproved. A separate Gallup survey, taken in midmonth, found 13 percent approved and

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In this 2009 photo President Barack Obama is greeted on Capitol Hill in Washington after delivering a speec to a joint session of Congress.

‘I’m not the least bit surprised that the rating of Congress is abysmal. If we could do the work that we are supposed to be doing in a reasonable and timely way, it would improve.’

‘Everyone complain all you want about Congress. You should complain plenty. But don’t think the country is about to fall apart because of what’s going on in Washington.’ Pat Toomey

84 percent disapproved. “Everybody is kind of in trouble with the electorate,” said Republican pollster Bill McInturff. He recently distributed an analysis that concluded the negotiating surrounding last month’s agreement to avoid a default is ‘an extremely significant event that is profoundly and sharply reshaping views of the economy and the federal government. “It has led to a scary erosion in confidence in both, at a time when this steep drop in confidence can be least afforded.” But if the public was offended by the bickering before the deal, there isn’t there much evidence that the compromise on the nation’s borrowing limit did much, if anything, to restore confidence in Congress’ ability to address economic problems. A Fox News poll last month showed opinion was split on the compromise, with Republicans overwhelmingly opposed, independents solidly so and

Democrats narrowly in favor. But even those statistics masked a deeper divide. Based on other surveys, McInturff said, “Republicans disapprove because some didn’t think we should have raised the debt ceiling at all ... and others because they believe there should have been substantially more spending cuts than what was in the debt ceiling vote.” Independents who disliked the compromise tended to say they wanted deeper deficit reductions. Democrats who disapprove did so because “they can’t believe the president is negotiating doing this much with the Republicans,” he said, which is a far different reason from the one GOP voters cite. The Fox News survey showed a similar breakdown. Republicans and Democrats offer different assessments of the state of congressional approval. “I’m not the least bit sur-

Harry Reid prised that the rating of Congress is abysmal. If we could do the work that we are supposed to be doing in a reasonable and timely way, it would improve,” said Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., a first-termer who is a member of the committee charged with finding $1.2 billion or more in deficit reductions. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., had a somewhat different view, telling an audience in his home state: “Everyone complain all you want about Congress. You should complain plenty. But don’t think the country is about to fall apart because of what’s going on in Washington.” Already, the differences are evident as Obama and congressional leaders ready job creation plans. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., recently distributed a list of “Top 10 JobDestroying Regulations” and said the Republican majority would begin voting this month to block them one by one.

Most, including one that Obama ordered scrapped Friday, deal with pollution limits for a variety of industries; two would curtail National Labor Relations Board actions opposed by business. Separately, Cantor wrote, the House will “pursue tax relief designed to help American employers create middleclass jobs.” Obama, too, is considering tax breaks to provide businesses to hire new employees. He also is expected to call for new spending on construction projects, and to seek an extension of jobless benefits and a temporary payroll tax cut that is due to expire Dec. 31. To offset those costs, the president is expected to challenge lawmakers on the debt-reduction committee to go beyond its minimum goal of $1.2 trillion in long-term savings.

community calendar Churches Providence M.B. — Revival, 7 p.m. Monday-Friday; the Revs. Michael Wesley Sr. and Earl Cosey Jr; the Rev. Earl Cosey Sr., pastor; 7070 Fisher Ferry Road.

CLUBs Knights of Columbus — Noon-2 p.m. Monday; barbecue lunch, all you can eat; $10 adults and $5 children; Fisher Ferry Road. American Legion Post 3 — 2012 membership drive, 1 p.m. Monday; barbecue chicken or rib plates with trimmings, $6 per plate or free for new 2012 members; 1712 Monroe St. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Ricky Rudd, Team Depot. VAMP — Noon Tuesday; Leslie Horton, director of the Tobacco Free Coalition of Warren and Claiborne counties; Heritage Buffet, Ameristar Casino. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Jeff Riggs, Afghanistan deployment; Toney’s. Retired Education Personnel of Vicksburg Warren County — 1 p.m. Thursday; auditorium of the Vicksburg Hinds Community College; selection of member of the year and election of officers; 601638-4506. Military Order of the Purple Heart and Ladies Auxiliary — Meeting 9 a.m. Thursday; 11, all combat wounded veterans are invited to lunch;

Charlie Tolliver 601-636-9487 or Edna Hearn 601-529-2499; Battlefield Inn. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Thursday meeting is canceled. TIES-Vicksburg Young Professionals — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 13; monthly social, sponsored by Physician Practices of River Region; Drs. Andrew Nye, Carlos Latorre, Dedri Ivory and Drishna Goli, special guests; One Medical Plaza West Campus, North Frontage Road.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Kiddie City — 9 a.m. until Tuesday; back-to-school open house; 601-638-8109; 1783 M.L. King Blvd.

Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. River City Mended Hearts — 5 p.m. Tuesday; River Region Medical Center, Rooms C and D; family and friends welcome. Divorce Care — 6 p.m. Tuesday; video seminar/support group for those separated or divorced; free program; Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St.; 601636-2493. AFL-CIO — Labor Day Celebration, noon Monday; Smith Park, Jackson; DJ Outlaw; free food and entertainment for children; meet and speak with candidates for public office.

Vicksburg Housing Authority Career Center — Job opportunities for residents only; Manney Murphy, 601-6381661 or 601-738-8140. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Al-Anon — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Sock Knitting Workshop — 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays in Sept. — 8,15,22, and 29; Brenda Harrower, presenter;

$80 members and $90 nonmembers includes all supplies; space is limited and reservations are required; SCHF, 601-631-2997 or e-mail info@

BENEFITS Shopping Extravaganza — Outlet at Vicksburg tickets $15 each; being sold until Oct. 7 by high school DECA members and marketing students from Hinds Junior College; Donna Cook, 601-629-0608 or

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In Loving Memory of Jer’Lisa Nicole Minor

Little did we know that God would call you home on 9/04/2009. We were heartbroken because we love you so much. We are grateful to Him for blessing us with such a beautiful gift. Forever you will be in our hearts. We love you and miss you so very much. Until we meet again, Your Family

6/9/1942 - 7/31/2011 Thank You Our hearts have been lifted in our time of sorrow from all of your kind acts. The visits, calls, cards & words of encouragement was, is & will always be greatly appreciated. Words cannot express our gratitude. May God keep you all. Thank you. The family of the late Eugene Davis

Sunday, September 4, 2011

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President to Congress: Pass transportation bill WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is appealing to Congress to pass a transportation bill that would put money in the pipeline for roads and construction jobs, arguing that it’s an economic imperative. Republicans say they support passing the bill, but Obama says time is running out and “political posturing” may stand in the way. “There’s no reason to put more jobs at risk in an industry that has been one of the hardest-hit in this recesPresident Barack Obama sion,” Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address. “There’s no reason to cut off funding for transportation projects at a time when so many of our roads are congested, so many of our bridges are in need of repair and so many businesses are feeling the cost of delays. Federal highway programs, and the fuel taxes that pay for them, will expire Sept. 30 unless Congress acts, and money for construction projects across the country would be held up. That follows the partial shutdown this summer of the Federal Aviation Administration over a showdown between the House and Senate that led to thousands of layoffs of workers on airport construction and other projects. Republicans used their weekly address to push for passage of a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution and attack Obama over his approach to job creation. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., complained that the administration has spent too much money on stimulus initiatives that didn’t work while piling on burdensome regulations.



Architect: MLK inscription stays WASHINGTON — The executive architect of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington said an inscription on the monument won’t be changed, despite criticism from poet Maya Angelou that it makes King sound arrogant. Ed Jackson Jr. said he stands by the paraphrased line from King’s “drum major” sermon in 1968. King said, “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness.” The shortened version reads: “I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness.”

Congressman defends plan to skip speech PALATINE, Ill. — An outspoken Republican congressman from Illinois is defending his decision to boycott President Barack Obama’s jobs speech next week. U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh said Saturday that Obama is abusing his power as president by calling a joint session of Congress for Rep. the address. Joe Walsh Walsh said at a meeting of Republicans in his district that such a move should be reserved for “momentous” topics like war, not what he called a political speech. Walsh said he will still read Obama’s speech.



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Mississippi’s Hispanic population grew 105.9 percent between 2000 and 2010 with Hispanics now comprising 2.7 percent of the state’s total population.

Growth of state’s Hispanic population an economic reality


Quarter Take pride in Vicksburg coin Vicksburg is a collectible. So read the headline in Wednesday’s Vicksburg Post after the unveiling of the latest in the America The Beautiful quarter series. The quarter depicts the USS Cairo, a Union gunboat sunk in the Yazoo River in December 1862. The residents of Vicksburg should hold their heads high with pride on their sleeves for all to see because for this city — for any city — this is a big deal. Only 56 sites‚ one in each of the 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia, will be featured on the quarters. The series will feature national parks and other sites of national historical significance. The choice of Vicksburg is a feather in the cap of this community.

More than 2,000 students and 400 others participated in the Tuesday ceremony that brought the “collectible” headline. Uncirculated rolls of coins were sold as well, giving residents a chance to forever hold Vicksburg as a collectible. The tails side image depicts the Cairo on the Yazoo River as it would have been seen when it served the Union Navy during the Civil War. Inscriptions are VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, 2011 and E PLURIBUS UNUM — Latin for “out of many, one.” Once circulated, the 64 million quarters will travel the world. Hopefully, many who find themselves with a Vicksburg quarter will delve a bit deeper into the story of the gunboat. That exploration might lead to

further probes into events surrounding the sinking and Vicksburg’s key role in the American Civil War. It also provides our own residents the chance to further enhance their knowledge of this city’s role in the war. The story of the Cairo is fascinating. To try to retell the story here would be impossible. But the story of the Cairo is readily available at the Vicksburg National Military Park — as are the remains of the boat that lay on the floor of the Yazoo River for nearly 100 years before being raised in the 1960s. Mississippi has other historical sites that could have been chosen. But the U.S. Mint selected only one. Vicksburg, grab a roll or two. This is special.

Reversal of police car decision a win-win The people have spoken and the City of Vicksburg has listened. A win-win. Two weeks ago, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed a policy change that would require most police officers to drive their personal cars to and from work so their cruisers could remain at police headquarters overnight. The move, the city said, would save the city money in gasoline. We applaud the city’s effort to try to find belts to tighten and purse strings to pinch. Then came the outcry. Aldermen said they were inundated with concerns from the community

about the plan. Residents said they felt safer with marked patrol cars parked in neighborhoods across the city. Criminals, we would hope, also would be less likely to act out with a patrol car in proximity. Police Chief Walter Armstrong, who favored the reversal of the policy, also pointed to emergency response times. He pointed to a storm on Aug. 20 when a shift was called back in to work early to assist with emergency response. The original decision came on the heels of a community meeting in which Armstrong pleaded for neighborhood involvement in fighting crime.

Residents got involved and influenced a change in policy that will benefit everyone. Cuts still will have to be found as the city grapples with a budget shortfall. City and Warren County officials are winding up budgets for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. In our form of government, officials are elected by the people to do the people’s work. In this case, the people spoke; the elected officials listened. Exactly how local governments should work. It’s a Democracy.

Economic doors opening in area As Vicksburg bid farewell to a number of workers at one longstanding company on Monday, another in the area promised grand plans with many jobs, and more potentially are in the wings. A LeTourneau Technologies-built Douglas 240-C class shallow-water rig left the facility Monday, leaving in its wake much uncertainty. Joy Global of Milwaukee purchased the company for $1.1 billion. As many as 250 workers, it is hoped, will remain at the plant, but whether the company will build big rigs or ever get back to the 600 employees it once had is uncertain. Some of those workers, though, also had good news on Monday as shipbuilder St. John Enterprise Inc. of Garyville, La., announced a $32 million upgrade to a Madison Parish shipbuilding facility. The 100,000-squarefoot, 56-acre site once was home to a

Northrop Grumman plant, before that company moved to the Gulf Coast. St. John’s plans are to hire 104 people in a year. Company CEO Ron Lewis on Monday said he asked for 100 resumes and received 169 from people living in Louisiana. The inference is that St. John not only wants to expand, but to hire locally. That could be a boon for not only former LeTourneau workers, but for others weathering a sour economy. Mississippi’s unemployment rate for July sat at 10.4 percent, and Warren County’s was about a point higher. Louisiana’s unemployment rate for July was 7.6 percent. Statewide, the Mississippi Legislature on Friday approved a plan to issue bonds to lure two companies and about 1,750 jobs to the state. The Legislature approved the floating of bonds and tax incentives of about $175 million to two

companies — a California-based solar energy company, expected to employ 900 people in Lowndes County, and HCL CleanTech, which plans to locate its headquarters in Olive Branch and build satellite facilities in the state. The Legislature also gave the OK to expand an existing tax rebate to help Huntington Ingalls add 3,000 shipbuilding jobs on the Gulf Coast. The state issues bonds as long-term debt in efforts to fund large projects. In this case, with the Legislature’s authorization, the state Bond Commission will meet Sept. 19 to issue the bonds. When the LeTourneau rig began its trip south en route to Sabine Pass, Texas, it took with it many jobs and left much uncertainty as to its future. But on the same day, hope arrived on both sides of the river — hope for more jobs, more growth and more prosperity. And that is a good thing.

STARKVILLE — A new National Conference of State Legislatures report outlines the clear and undeniable reality of Hispanic population growth both in the U.S. and in Mississippi — a reality that has economic and educational consequences for Mississippi taxpayers. The inevitable public policy collision comes over jobs. While the primary political debate remains one mired in questions of the proper role of both the federal and state government in dealing with illegal immigration, the long-term policy debate will be one of the impacts of Hispanic population growth on public education and the competition for jobs. The NCSL report documents that Hispanics/Latinos are the “largest and fastest growing minority group in the nation” and also “have the lowest educational attainment level of any group.” The report additionally documents the rapid rate of Hispanic population growth in the U.S. over the last decade. At present, the nation’s 50.5 million Hispanics comprise 16 percent of the U.S. population. But by 2050, that percentage is projected to expand to 30 percent. This country’s Hispanic population grew 43 percent over the last decade. Nine states, including Mississippi, saw their Hispanic population double over the last decade. Mississippi’s Hispanic population grew 105.9 percent between 2000 and 2010 with Hispanics now comprising 2.7 percent of the state’s total population. Those SID numbers also translate into Hispanic children comprising 2.2 percent of the state’s public K-12 student population as well, but only 1.1 percent of public college and university students. Nationally, the NCSL report identifies that Hispanics “have the lowest educational attainment rate — only 19 percent of Latino adults have a college degree, compared to 42 percent of whites and 26 percent of African-American adults.” The report establishes that fact to be most prominent in states with large Hispanic populations like California, Nevada, Texas and Colorado. Mississippi Hispanics have a higher education (four-year or two-year degrees) attainment rate of 18.2 percent compared to 33.8 percent for white Mississippians. The national average higher education attainment rate for Hispanics is 18.6 percent while for whites the percentage is 42.2 percent. In a state where there is an unacceptably high dropout rate that impacts K-12 educational attainment for the whole of Mississippi’s population and higher education attainment trails the national average by more than 8 percent, low educational attainment by the state’s rapidly growing Hispanic population has one inevitable outcome: a steady increase in competition for low-skill, low-wage jobs. Growing Mississippi demand for Hispanic labor in the construction and agricultural sectors is undeniable. From the poultry and timber industries to row crop production like sweet potatoes to the service and hospitality industry, the influx of Hispanic labor over the last decade has for many Mississippi counties been transformational. Consider Scott County. The Hispanic population has increased there over the last decade from 5.8 percent in 2000 to 10.7 percent in 2010. In Forest, the county seat, the Hispanic population has grown from 12.7 percent in 2000 to 23.7 percent in 2010. In Morton, the percentage over the decade jumped from 13 percent to 25.7 percent. The impact on K-12 education has been demonstrated over the last decade. Depending on federal policies — or the lack of them — those impacts could be felt in higher education as well. Birthright citizenship virtually guarantees that outcome. Educational attainment — regardless of race or ethnicity — has a direct bearing on the state’s future economic attainment. •


Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at 662-3252506 or

Sunday, September 4, 2011

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WEEK IN Vicksburg A roller coaster of 90s served as high temps during the week in Vicksburg. Overnight lows ranged from the upper 60s to low 70s. No rainfall was recorded locally. The Mississippi River dropped on the local gauge from 19.3 feet to 17.9 before steadying at 18. Forecasters expected it to recede slightly, predicting a reading of 17.8 feet for today. More than 7 pounds of synthetic marijuana and a collection of Xanax and guns were seized by law enforcement from the Pecan Ridge Mart at Freetown and Culkin roads. Two store employees were arrested in the raid. City officials amended a previous policy restricting the use of city vehicles after working hours, allowing police to continue taking cars home. The decision was made after public outcry, with many citizens telling officials they like seeing marked patrol cars in their neighborhoods. The old Magnolia Avenue High School, also known as Bowman High School, is being featured on an Internet website as having a “distinguished” role in a Rockefeller Foundation study. The site,, features history, photos, alumni memories and other aspects of the school. St. John Enterprises Inc. of Garyville, La., announced plans to invest millions in barge manufacturing in Madison Parish — just across the Mississippi River from Vicksburg. The announcement was made days before an unrelated announcement in which LeTourneau Technologies’ parent representatives said they are planning the sale of local drilling products operations to Houston-based Cameron International Corp. Derrick Collins, a former Porters Chapel Academy coach, pleaded guilty in Warren County Circuit Court to bank robbery and eluding law enforcement. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Thousands gathered at the USS Cairo museum in the Military Park to watch the launch of the Vicksburg America the Beautiful quarter, part of a U.S. Mint series. The coin depicts the Cairo as it would have appeared steaming on the Yazoo River in 1862. Budget plans devised for consideration by the Warren County Board of Supervisors include pay raises for each of the county’s 270 employees, including deputies. The board, as well as the City of Vicksburg’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen, plan to adopt budgets Tuesday for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. In an address to Rotary Club members, developer A.G. Helton said he hopes to begin construction at the unfinished strip mall at Halls Ferry Station by Oct. 1. He said he expects the facility, behind Walgreens Drug Store, to create 60 to 75 jobs. Clear Creek Golf Course golfers won eight singles matches on Sunday to defeat the Vicksburg Country Club team in the annual battle of each club’s best golfers. It marked the third straight victory for Clear Creek. About 35 residents were told funding for the buyout of homes flooded in the spring could become available by March 1. City, state and federal representatives spoke to the group of homeowners, who may apply for the voluntary buyout program. Local deaths during the week were Richard LaMont Poole, Vernon Plett, Luella “Leola” Cooper, Betty Tritz Starnes, Eddie Gray Cannon, Robert Arthur Friesz and Doris J. Lewis.


Last ‘poet of the masses’ has passed into glory OXFORD — Blues music is honesty. It’s raw, gut-level honesty. No politeness. No pretension. It’s about love and anger and jealousy and joy. It’s about confronting rejection or heartbreak. It’s about looking in the mirror long and hard. Blues music is high art. It’s poetry for the masses. The words and music come, unfiltered, from the souls of those willing and able to perform it. Last week, David “Honey Boy” Edwards died in Chicago, the city most Mississippi-born blues artists grew to call home in the last century. They could make a living there, often performing for other ex-patriot African-Americans whose subsistence jobs in the Delta went away during the mechanization of farming. The migrants met hard times in Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland, too, but a person could get work. Edwards, born in Shaw in 1915, was 96. His obituary called him the last of the Delta bluesmen. Maybe. Maybe not. What is documented is that he’s a contemporary of Robert Johnson, the “founding father” who was poisoned and died in 1938. The obituary said Edwards got his first paying job in Memphis when he was 17 and that his last appearance was in April in Clarksdale. He was in his 90s before I ever saw him. His voice was failing, hands wrinkled, knuckles gnarled — but the notes he drew from the strings of his guitar were clean, crisp. The longer he played, the sharper the sound. A lot of people have made a living



Blues music is high art. It’s poetry for the masses. The words and music come, unfiltered, from the souls of those willing and able to perform it.

studying the blues. Many are walking encyclopedias of who performed what when and with whom. There are actually blues snobs, which is pretty strange when you think about it. The music and the musicians have been poked and probed and analyzed and explained. The curiosity about their music has resulted in legions of students earning doctorates just as they might have done studying geology or chemistry or math. Ole Miss has a blues archive, perhaps the largest in the world. The blues, which gave rise to rock and roll, has given rise to descriptive humor. There are lists. For example, the highway, the jailhouse, an empty bed and the bottom of a whiskey glass are places about which blues songs are written. Blues songs don’t mention golf courses, department stores, universities or yogurt shops. Good blues modes of transportation are walking, Greyhound buses, old trucks, Fords and Cadillacs. Unlikely blues modes of transportation include Volvos and commercial airlines.

Good blues names for women include Bertha, Susie, Stella and Wanda. Bad blues names for women include Debbie, Cindy, Heather and Brittany. Some illnesses and ailments are better for the blues than others. Breaking a leg while snow skiing could not be the basis for a blues song. Having a leg bitten off by an alligator could be. Steadily, an industry has been developing around the songs black sharecroppers sang while drinking cheap liquor in dirt-floored juke joints on steamy Saturday nights. For years, tourism types fretted over what to do for visitors, mostly from Europe, who flew into Memphis, visited Graceland and then wanted to travel down Highway 61 to experience “authentic” Delta blues. There were a few festivals, but, as noted, most blues performers had emigrated from the South. Today, the situation is very different. There are more festivals, more clubs, museums and such. Cat Head in Clarksdale is a fantastic shop and the owner, Roger Stolle, offers a live weekly blues update on inter-

national satellite radio. Nearby the Delta Blues Museum is undergoing an expansion. In Cleveland, Tricia Walker is directing a renaissance of regional music at the Delta State University Music Institute. And the B.B. King Museum in Indianola is a world-class interpretive center. A literature teacher will say novels and poems become classics (“A Tale of Two Cities,” “Huckleberry Finn,” “Atlas Shrugged”) if they seek universal truths effectively and plunge the depths of emotion. Two men named William, one Shakespeare and the other Faulkner, documented the human experience with those skills, just 350 years apart. But their work isn’t as accessible, doesn’t speak to us directly the way David “Honey Boy” Edwards and his fellow bluesmen do. They knew the heat of a cotton field. They chopped weeds from can see until can’t. In performing, they had no message, no agenda. They released pent-up emotions through simple words, simple chords and honesty about uncomplicated topics. The old guys liked to make money. Who doesn’t? But their validation came from putting it out there truthfully, not from fans treating them as superstars. Fame wasn’t bad. Truth was what mattered. Poets for the masses. Can’t say it any better than that. •

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


Local patriots stand up against Tucker’s nonsense The Aug. 28 letter to the editor had me cheering with pride and joy. It all started with the heading, “Tucker’s venom not needed in local newspaper.” You don’t have to read many of Ms. Tucker’s columns before realizing it was very typical of all her writings. To her, any item worthy of note in the civilized world, is to always be viewed through a racial prism. That’s her “shtick.” Unfortunately, the fact she is syndicated tells me a fairly large portion of the audience agrees with her “liberal” views (they prefer being called “progressives” though I don’t know why). Absolutely stunning and worthy of being read by every American was the wonderful, well-thought and perfectly factual responses, by Mr.’s Allred, Perkins, Peters, Hall, Ruhl and Barber, as they answered the many liberal and left-leaning letters that followed Tucker’s column last week. Knowing we still have a body of straight-thinking patriots with the guts to stand and be counted was immensely satisfying. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. For all those who follow Tucker’s philosophy, let me quote an oftenquoted statement from a very popular Democratic president of the

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1960s, John F. Kennedy: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather what you can do for your country.” Well imagine that, he must have been a Tea Party member. We must now either get back to that philosophy, or we face the destruction of our precious Constitution, which has already been seriously bent by those among us who seek only their

own gain. Al and Nan Lundin Vicksburg

Obama can do more In response to James Montgomery and Angela Johnson, I agree with you — partially. Yes, no one really expects President Barack Obama to have completely fixed the problems of this country in the 2 1/2 years he has been acting as president (notice I said acting) but what we do expect is for him to have made strides in the right direction. True, the country was headed downhill when he took office, but he has done nothing to reverse this, rather he has taken giant leaps to do everything to speed it up. Since he has been in office, the national debt has doubled. How can you think that raising taxes and not cutting spending is the answer? It is unfathomable to think that would work to reverse the national debt. The problem is government spending. Why did Standard and Poor’s downgrade the U.S.? Too much spending. They didn’t mention anything about not enough tax increases, or not enough revenue increases, yet you Democrats constantly blame the Tea Party and the Republi-

cans. It is the Democrats who were against spending cuts, which the S&P has said was the reason for the downgrade. Try this: Rather than raising taxes on the wealthy, first let’s try to collect taxes from the 51 percent of the people who don’t pay any taxes. How can you think it is conceivable to raise taxes more on the few folks who are paying taxes, while still allowing more than half of the people to pay nothing? Is it fair for rich people to have to pay more because they have proved themselves successful and for you to pay less because you have proved yourself unsuccessful? According to the Democrats, yes that is fair simply because they can afford to pay more. That is bull. The problem with the Democrats is that their voter base comprises the vast majority of the 51 percent who don’t pay any taxes and continue to freeload off the backs of the, mainly Republicans, who do work. Democrats know this and will not do anything to fix the problem because they will lose their voter base. Understand that the 49 percent of Americans paying taxes are tired of paying for the other 51 percent, who pay nothing. Jeremy Stokes Kabul, Afghanistan

Family planning as a pro-life cause in East Africa BWEREMANA, Democratic Republic of the Congo — Visitors walking through the thatched houses of this village on the shore of Lake Kivu are shadowed by a large, happy rabble of young children. There are, however, few middle-aged women in evidence — perhaps not surprising in a country where a woman’s average life expectancy is 49. Talking to women in Bweremana, the correlation between the number of children and the absence of some of their mothers becomes clear. Kanyere Sabasaba, 35, has had 10 children, eight of whom have survived. Her last delivery did not go well. In this part of Congo, the complications of childbirth are as dangerous as the militias in the countryside. One woman I met had given birth to 13 children, only six of whom survived. Women sometimes deliver in the fields while working. Medical help can be a few days’ journey away. Each birth raises the odds of a hemorrhage, infection or rupture. Those odds increase dramatically when births come early in life, or late in life, or in rapid succession. In Congo, almost one in five deaths of women during childbear-



From a distance, it seems like a culture war showdown. Close up, in places such as Bweremana, family planning is undeniably pro-life.

ing years is due to maternal causes. The women of Bweremana are attempting to spread and minimize their risk. In a program organized by Heal Africa, about 6,000 contribute the equivalent of 20 cents each Sunday to a common fund. When it is their turn to give birth, the fund becomes a loan to pay transportation and hospital fees. The women tend a common vegetable garden to help with income and nutrition. And the group encourages family planning. The very words “family planning” light up the limbic centers of American politics. From a distance, it seems like a culture war showdown. Close up, in places such as Bweremana, family planning is undeniably pro-life. When births are spaced

more than 24 months apart, both mothers and children are dramatically more likely to survive. Family planning results not only in fewer births, but in fewer at-risk births, including those early and late in a woman’s fertility. When contraceptive prevalence is low, about 70 percent of all births involve serious risk. When prevalence is high, the figure is 35 percent. Support for contraception does not imply or require support for abortion. Even in the most stringent Catholic teaching, the prevention of conception is not the moral equivalent of ending a life. And conservative Protestants have little standing to object to contraception, given the fact that they make liberal use of it. According to a 2009 Gallup poll,

more than 90 percent of American evangelicals believe that hormonal methods of contraception are morally acceptable for adults. Children are gifts from God, but this doesn’t require the collection of as many gifts as biologically possible. Yet the role of contraception in development has become controversial — and both ideological extremes seem complicit in this polarization. Some liberal advocates of family planning believe that it is inseparable from abortion rights — while some conservative opponents of family planning believe exactly the same thing, leading them to distrust the entire enterprise. Suspicions on the right are not allayed when the vice president of the United States seems tolerant of forced abortion in China. Contraceptives do not solve every problem. But women in Bweremana want access to voluntary family planning for the same reasons as women elsewhere: to avoid highrisk pregnancies, to deliver healthy children, and to better care for the children they have. And this is a pro-life cause. •

Michael Gerson’s email address is michaelgerson(at)


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Ala. suspect wants report N.C. man gets life for killing 8 at nursing home on Mass. killing sealed BOSTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The highest court in Massachusetts is set to decide whether a report on an inquest into the 1986 death of Amy Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother should remain sealed from public view. Lawyers for Bishop and The Boston Globe are to make arguments before the Supreme Judicial Court on Amy Tuesday. Bishop The Globe says the report should be made public because there is interest in finding out what went wrong with the original investigation into Seth Bishopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death. Police in Braintree, Mass., ruled it accidental. After Bishop was charged with killing three of her colleagues at the University of Alabama last year, Massachusetts authorities reopened the investigation. An inquest led to her being indicted for murder in her brotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s killing.

N.M. fire spared pot plant operation ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Las Conchas fire in New Mexico scorched tribal lands and threatened one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier nuclear facilities. But it somehow spared more than 9,000 marijuana plants in a remote area of Bandelier National Monument. Officials said no arrests


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS have been made in the growing operation in the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s backcountry. But authorities said they were looking for at least two suspects. They estimate the plants were 6 to 10 feet tall had a street value of around $10 million.

Teen charged with posing as doc assistant KISSIMMEE, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Authorities say a teen was arrested after posing as a physicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistant at a central Florida hospital. Kissimmee police say the 17-year-old performed CPR on a patient in cardiac arrest at the Osceola Regional Medical Center and also performed physical examinations and other forms of care on an undisclosed number of unsuspecting patients. He faces five charges five counts of impersonating a physicianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistant.

2 planes collide in air over Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Two single-engine planes collided in the air Friday near a remote western Alaska village, sending one aircraft crashing nose first and leaving its pilot presumed dead, authorities said. Just the two pilots were aboard the planes when they collided about 400 miles west of Anchorage. One plane was able to land safely and the pilot was uninjured.

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CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Robert Stewart showed the same lack of emotion when a jury found him guilty of murder Saturday as witnesses say he displayed when he gunned down eight people at a North Carolina nursing home during one of the worst massacres in state history. Stewart, 47, will not face the death penalty because jurors found him guilty of second-degree murder, meaning they believe he lacked the premeditation and deliberation necessary for a first-degree conviction. Instead, Moore County Superior Court Judge James Webb sentenced the disabled painter and National Guard veteran to between roughly 141 and 177 years in prison. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That man killed my mom like she was a roach,â&#x20AC;? said Linda Feola, whose mother, 98-year-old Louise DeKler, was shot at close range by Stewart at Pinelake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage on March 29, 2009. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That man will not be

Tessie Garner, was among the victims. The victims, along with DeKler and Garner, were Jesse Musser, 88; Margaret Johnson, 89; John Goldston, 78; Bessie Hedrick, 78; Lillian Dunn, 89; and Jerry Avant, 39, a Coast Guard veteran and nurse worked at the facility. Stewart, who did not testify during the month-long trial, was acquitted of two charges of attempted first-degree murder involving two victims who were wounded but not killed. He was convicted on multiple assault and firearms charges in addition to the eight murder charges. Stewart arrived at Pinelake with four firearms, three of which he brought inside with him. He was looking for his wife, Wanda Neal, who had left him about two weeks earlier and who worked at the nursing home. She was safely in a locked ward, but Stewart walked the halls for about five minutes, shooting people seemingly at random

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Remembering Temple SEAN MURPHY


By The Associated Press

Everybody loves a rebel, except in Mississippi Saturday’s Ole Miss football game featured 50,000 fans, many of whom were cheering on the Rebels. A “Go! Rebels” chant is so much more inviting than “Go! Rebel Black Bears.” What is in a name, anyway? This newspaper has not officially been The Vicksburg Evening Post for almost 20 years, yet folks around here continue to call it by that name, or for brevity sake, “E-nen Post.” So it is likely that Ole Miss fans will continue to refer to the school’s team by that awful word, you know the one we cannot say, the one that comes before Black Bear... shhhh. We cannot say that word, at least in reference to the University of Mississippi. Even though that word is a symbol — one great American once said symbols are for the symbol-minded — it causes too much pain and heartache to say, let alone use it in reference to an athletic team. To the national and international media, though, that word has been ballyhooed all summer. The Middle East — always a political powder keg — is undergoing massive social and political change. A group of mostly young people, fed up with the actions of their government, have risen in such places as Yemen, Egypt and Libya. Syria’s Bashar al-Assad is under assault by a group of similarthinking people. The United States has intervened military and diplomatically in many of these uprisings, the latest being a bombing campaign to help depose Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. We are assisting the resistance, the rebels, as they are happily referred to. The national media is in love with these rebels. There are rebel strongholds, rebel advances and rebel leaders. There are rebel tanks, rebel rockets and rebel spokesmen. The rebels are a force of good to be aided and cheered on to victory. These rebels deserve all the support we can muster, we are reminded, but Mississippi’s rebels, eh, not so much. If the rebels from Oxford buckled under politically correct pressure to dump their nickname in favor of a bear, and being as the University is a state-funded institution using Americans’ tax dollars, would it not at least be prudent to ask those in the Middle East to have a bit more understanding? Should we reconsider our financial, diplomatic and military support until the protesters are referred to as the Middle East Rebel Camels? Rebel Sandstorms, perhaps? Fair is fair. Ole Miss’ rebels, forget it; Middle East rebels, Hooray! But then again, what’s in a name? •

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

Rare photo of Robert E. Lee could set charity mark NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Internet bidding is heating up for a new view of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. A tintype that shows a rare angle of the oft-photographed general was recently donated to Goodwill in Murfreesboro and The Tennessean reports the picture could set a record for the thrift’s online bidding site. It was already up to $8,000 Saturday and if that figure holds up, it will set a new mark. Larry Hicklen, a Civil War To view the memoraphoto, or bid bilia store on it, visit owner, said shopgoodhe had a “holy smokes!” moment when he saw the anonymously donated tintype. “I knew the picture was old, with all the traits of a tintype. It was the right era, not something cranked out in 1961,” said Hicklen, who owns Middle Tennessee Civil War Relics in Murfreesboro. “When I blew it up, the clarity of the image, it was not in perfect focus, so it’s a picture of a picture, which is something they did a lot back then. But the thing that is getting the collectors excited is the view of Lee.” The tintype was offered for a minimum bid of $4 and 52 people had bid on it by Saturday afternoon. The auction continues through Wednesday. Suzanne Kay-Pittman, Goodwill’s manager for public relations and communication, said the single highest-priced item sold was an early 1900s watercolor that sold for $7,500 in 2009 to a museum in New Orleans. Proceeds from the tintype sale will go to Goodwill’s Middle Tennessee operations.


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Aaron Bell, left, and his brother, Gene Bell, both of Vicksburg and Rosa A. Temple High School graduates, share a laugh as they look at Temple memo-

rabilia from the Jacqueline House African American Museum Saturday at the Temple High School all-class reunion.

Members of the Rosa A. Temple High School Reunion Choir, above, pray before the start of the all-class reunion program Saturday evening at Vicksburg Junior High School. More than 400 graduates from classes 1959 to 1971 attended the reunion. The reunion weekend began with a meet-and-greet Friday night and continued Saturday with a program at Vicksburg Junior High School, where attendees got to tour the new Rosa A. Temple Annex. The reunion is scheduled to wrap up today with a 10 a.m. worship service at Springhill M B Church, 815 Mission 66. At right, Temple High School graduate Carmen Reese, class of 1969, of Atlanta looks at a portrait of Rosa A. Temple in the entrance to the new Temple Annex at Vicksburg Junior High School.

‘Picayune’ hump of La. land giving wetland scientists hope By Cain Burdeau The Associated Press WEST BAY, La. — In 2003, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cut a hole in the bank of the Mississippi River, miles from where the wending river ends its 2,320-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. The idea was simple: let the river run wild through the gap, and silt-laden waters would naturally do what they’ve done for thousands of years: build up new land. Then the people waited. And waited. But nothing happened and no land was gained. Finally, something changed this year. Scientists say historic flooding on the river — coupled with recent work by the Army Corps to build artificial islands at the edge of the bay — have produced a hump of land in an area called West Bay. The new plug of terra firma measures about 4 acres. It’s a small plot — “picayune” for Louisiana’s French-Cajun country — but it’s giving scientists cause for hope. This new mud island could have huge strategic implications in the fight to stop a fragile, eroding coast from vanishing faster than it already is. G. Paul Kemp, a Louisiana coastal scientist with the National Audubon Society, splashed onto the new patch of land and plunged his hand into the dark, muddy earth. Pink-plumed birds called roseate spoonbills flew overhead and big, leafy American

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Dr. Paul Kemp with the National Audubon Society walks along new land created by Mississippi River Diversion in West Bay near Venice, La. lotuses glistened on a distant bank. “This is what the river likes to do, if we don’t get in the way,” Kemp said of the new high ground. “What was going on here was a gradual loss of land, and that has been reversed. I can’t imagine a more important lesson.” Coastal Louisiana, which sits atop the 7,000-year-old Mississippi delta, has lost about 1,900 square miles of land since the 1930s. The delta has been shredded by development — logging and oil drilling — and levees

have starved these wetlands of the Mississippi sediment and freshwater that gave birth to the Louisiana delta over its short geologic history. The 4 acres of new land in West Bay reveal both new and old lessons. Scientists have known for years that when the river flows free of its banks, in a phenomenon called a crevasse, land forms. A 1987 study found that 114 square miles of land was formed by a crevasse that opened between 1839 and 1932 near West Bay and another

one, nearby Cubit’s gap, created 74 square miles between 1862 and 1946. So, the 4 acres growing from this new manmade cut proves the river can still build land. For now, scientists hope to learn if there’s a way to slow the catastrophic land loss with more diversions. Their aim: to help stop some 17 square miles of wetlands from being gobbled up each year. Alex Kolker, a coastal geologist at Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, stood nearby on the recent outing with Kemp and studied a chunk of the new land, freshly dug up with a shovel. “This is a classical river deposit,” he said eagerly. He pointed to the layering of sediments — blackened by microbes and slimy with green algae — brought in by the floodwaters which raged this year when the river saw flood stages that rivaled those of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. “This is very small scale in terms of what is needed coast wide. We need to use it as a learning opportunity,” Kolker said. The river cut made at West Bay has opened the floodgates of scientific debate. The crux of the matter: will diverting Mississippi River water build up enough land to help blunt coastal erosion over the long term? One new scientific paper argues that such river diversions do far See Wetlands, Page A8.


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Jones seeks re-election to tax collector’s office Antonia Flaggs Jones has announced her candidacy for Warren County tax collector. Jones, 39, won the office without opposition in a 2009 special election after her appointment to the post by the Warren County Board of Supervisors. She is opposed in the Nov. 8 general election by Republican Patty Mekus, an employee of Vicksburg Catholic School. Jones is a 17-year employee of the Tax Collector’s Office, having held clerk and deputy clerk positions since being hired by former tax collector Pat Simrall in December

1994. Maintaining the highest performance standards when it comes to accounting principles, proper diversion of tax revenue collections and compliance with state law are of utmost importance, Jones said. A pilot program through the state Department of Revenue to speed up purchasing and renewing license plates was implemented this year, Jones said. Elected countywide, tax collectors in Mississippi receive payments of property taxes and fees on real estate and vehicles for the county, and,

Antonia Flaggs Jones by contract, for the City of Vicksburg.

Blaze destroys Highland Avenue house A Saturday morning fire that began in the kitchen destroyed a house at 2927 Highland Ave., Vicksburg Fire Department Capt. Carl Carson said. Carson said firefighters arrived at the 8 a.m. blaze to find the house fully engulfed, with flames coming through the windows of the house. The cause of the fire was undetermined, he said. Carson said Dorothy Newsome, the owner of the house, and her family managed to flee the fire. No one was injured.

Trailer damaged in Friday fire A Friday night fire caused minor damage to a mobile home at 47 Mitchell Lane, near Fisher Ferry Road, and burned about three acres of woods behind it, Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department Lt. Mitch Lang said. Lang said firefighters from Fisher Ferry, LeTourneau

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and Culkin volunteer fire departments were called at 7:09. He arrived at the mobile home to find smoke and fire billowing from the rear of the trailer, which faced the woods. The cause of the fire and the names of the owner and renter of the mobile home were unavailable. No one was at home. Lang said one firefighter, Scotty Smith, sprained his ankle fighting the blaze. Smith was taken to River Region Medical Center, where he was treated and released.

City man, nephew jailed after fight A Vicksburg man and his nephew were charged Saturday with third-offense domestic violence after a fight in their home at 1510 1/2 Marcus St., Vicksburg police

Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Williams said Lee Brown, 59, and his nephew, Dandri Brown, 39, were arrested at their home about 9:39 a.m. Lee Brown was in the Warren County Jail Saturday night on $2,500 bond, while Dandri Brown was in jail on $5,000 bond. Williams said the fight was the result of an argument between the men that began earlier in the morning.

public meetings this week Tuesday Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen, 10 a.m., board meeting room, City Hall Annex, 1413 Walnut St.

Friday Special meeting, Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, 9 a.m., old Levee Street Depot

Wetlands Continued from Page A7. more harm than good and actually causes land loss because the Mississippi’s waters contain too many nutrients for Louisiana’s salt marsh environment. Other scientists wonder if they will build land fast enough and whether the nation can afford it. The West Bay project has cost about $31 million. It’s no mere academic debate. Since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans six years ago, exposing the delta’s extreme vulnerability to sea level rise and hurricanes, efforts to develop a long-term plan to protect southern Louisiana have intensified. Scientists warn that southern Louisiana’s coasts could erode away unless the nation spends billions of dollars on shoring up its coast. The federal government is working with scientists and state leaders to draft plans on how to best deal with land loss. Just this month, the Army Corps and the state officials announced a $25 million plan to study the Mississippi’s water flow and devise

a delta-management master plan. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama’s administration has set up a panel led by Environmental Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson to develop a restoration plan. It’s counting on using the billions of dollars in fines expected to be paid by energy giant BP PLC for the catastrophic oil spill off Louisiana’s coast last year. All of these plans envision diverting sediment and freshwater from the Mississippi into the delta region. Doing so would build on two decades of work by the Army Corps and state engineers to build diversions, some of them complex manmade structures and others simple levee cuts like the one at West Bay. The consensus is that diverting the river undoes the damage of the Army Corps’ historic work spanning decades. “The amount of sediment coming down the Mississippi is far less than what it was in the past,” said Robert Dalrymple, a Johns Hopkins

University coastal engineer and member of a National Research Council committee studying Louisiana’s dilemma. “The problem is you need sediment to build land. I worry that they’re not providing enough sediment. They certainly work, but it’s the vastness of the problem.” At West Bay, Michael Poirrier of the University of New Orleans walked across the new land and pondered the delta’s plight. “To actually stand here on ground that wasn’t here a year or so ago, that’s special,” he said. “This is hard ground.” But he paused and thought about the thousands of years it took to build up the delta and what role small-scale projects might have in arresting the loss of wetlands today. “Whether or not we can restore all of coastal Louisiana to the way it was with diversions is another thing,” he said. “Can we prevent further land loss? Yeah, maybe not 100 percent, but we can certainly slow it down.”

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Feds warn of small airplane terror threats WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Authorities say there is no specific or credible terrorist threat for the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pen-

Edwards Continued from Page A1. formed quickly and has won a key victory from the state’s high court. Town officials appealed a ruling by Chancery Judge Denise Owens allowing the defendants to hire their own expert witness. On Aug. 18, a three-judge panel of the Mississippi Supreme Court ruled in the landowners’ favor, and the defense hired Oxford planner Bridge & Watson Inc. A week later, the town moved to drop the effort entirely, provided each side pays its own legal fees. A hearing on that motion is set for Sept. 21. It remains unclear if and when the town again will attempt annexation. For defendants living in the proposed annexed areas, the question has centered on “what’s in it” for them. The answer, they say, is nothing. “There’s just no reason for them to do it,” Brasfield said, adding her family land northeast of town would have been

tagon. But they have stepped up security nationwide as a precaution. According to a five-page law enforcement bulletin issued Friday, as recently as early this year, al-Qaida was considering ways to attack airplanes. The alert, issued ahead of the summer’s last busy travel weekend, said terrorists have considered renting private

planes and loading them with explosives. “Al-Qaida and its affiliates have maintained an interest in obtaining aviation training, particularly on small aircraft, and in recruiting Western individuals for training in Europe or the United States, although we do not have current, credible information or intelligence of an imminent

attack being planned,” according to the bulletin obtained by The Associated Press. The bulletin also says alQaida would like to use sympathetic Westerners to get flight training, then get them to become flight instructors. Matthew Chandler, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, described the bulletin as routine.

“We shared this information with our partners to highlight the need for continued awareness and vigilance,” he said. Aviation security is much tighter than it was a decade ago, but al-Qaida remains keenly interested in launching attacks on airplanes, believing large attacks with high body counts are more likely to grab headlines.

annexed and taxed by both the town and the county. She also heads up a homeowners association in Edwards. “They admitted in court it was just for the ad valorem taxes. They can’t offer us anything right now.” Perkins says the annexed properties would get a higher fire protection rating, lowering insurance rates. Fire protection districts in Mississippi are rated by the Mississippi State Rating Bureau. A fire insurance rebate program sends money from a nominal tax on all premiums back to localities, where money is typically reinvested in new equipment and training. Localities often request re-ratings after such as new hydrants or modernized trucks are purchased. Individual districts are rated on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 the best, on factors such as water supply, location, equipment and personnel. Edwards rates a 9 while the West Hinds Volunteer Fire Protection District, which actually handles the town’s fire responses, rates

a 10, said Joe Shoemaker, a manager with MSRB. “I really don’t go into town except to go to the post office,” said Fant Fancher, whose 140 acres sits off Askew Ferry Road, north of Interstate 20 and inside the proposed annexation zone. “And that’s because Postal Service requires it be in a downtown area.” Fancher, one of the 11 named in the suit, also remembers the “beautiful little town” that had already begun to fade when he moved there in 1974. “There was Noble Grocery, Mississippi Valley Gas, Hubbard Motor Company, a lumber yard,” he said. A grocery store and a bank, two community staples on which Perkins has harped since taking office in 2005, are on their way back to Edwards. Dollar General plans to open a 7,000 square-foot store on U.S. 80 by October, said Tawn Earnest, a spokeswoman for the Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based discount retailer.

Its construction means not only a place to pick up a loaf of bread without driving to Vicksburg or Clinton, but to rebuild a withered job base. “The town needs Dollar General desperately,” said Dave Montgomery, whose brother, Sonny, ran the Hubbard dealership, which sold Plymouths at U.S. 80 and Magnolia Street from the late 1940s to the 1970s. “We need businesses.” A bank may take longer, but officials with Hope Credit Union in Jackson have said they are interested in opening a branch in Edwards and one in Utica. The institution, which caters to economically depressed locales, was allowed by Utica officials to operate inside City Hall to open new accounts. Sights are set on a permanent location in Edwards, now without a bank. The BancorpSouth location near town hall, previously a Merchants Bank and Bank of Edwards, and the Utica branch were two of eight underperforming branches closed in Missis-

sippi and 23 shuttered overall by the Tupelo-based multistate bank. Bank officials met with residents Aug. 22 and, with input from residents and church leaders, will decide the best place to house it, CEO Bill Bynum said. BancorpSouth location still owns the closed branch and a purchase would be necessary for the credit union to move in. “It’s further along in Utica because we started the conversation earlier,” Bynum said. “We’re committed to serving those folks in Edwards. We have no facility right now, but we’re working with community to identify a location.” Gloria Christiansen, who pens an online blog about her adopted hometown, would be “tickled to death” to have either a store or a bank. Whether it sinks or swims is a long-term question for the community, she said. “It’s usually so much easier to hop on I-20 to Clinton or Vicksburg,” she said. “That’s the thing — will they support it?”

morning but that was down to below 18,000 by afternoon as the utility restored electricity. Cleco Corp., another major utility, reported 3,500 outages. In New Orleans, sporadic downpours caused some street flooding in low-lying areas early Saturday, but pumps were sucking up the water and sending it into Lake Pontchartrain. Lee’s surge so far had not penetrated levees along the coast, said National Weather Service forecaster Robert Ricks in Slidell, La. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu warned residents not to let their guard down, saying: “We’re not out of the woods. Don’t go to sleep on this storm.” The storm was denting offshore energy production. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement said 237 oil and gas production platforms and 23 drilling rigs have been evacuated by Lee. The agency estimates that about

60 percent of the current oil production in the Gulf and almost 55 percent of the natural gas production has been shut in. To the east, coastal Mississippi officials expected their worst from the storm late Saturday afternoon. “We’ve been getting some pretty good onshore rains,” said Jackson County emergency director Donald Langham. Harrison County officials said travel on U.S. Highway 90 had become hazardous because winds from Lee have pushed sand from beach onto the eastbound lanes and the rain has created a situation where drivers cannot see the roadway. In Alabama, rough seas forced the closure of the Port of Mobile. Pockets of heavy rain pounded the beaches Saturday, and strong winds whipped up the surf and bowed palm trees. But just a couple miles inland, wind and rain dropped significantly.

militant group who sought to assassinate Gadhafi. Belhaj says CIA agents tortured him in a secret prison in Thailand before he was returned to Libya and locked in the Abu Salim prison. He insists he was never a terrorist and believes his arrest was in reaction to 9/11. The documents coincide with efforts by the Gadhafi regime over the last decade

to emerge from international isolation, even agreeing to pay compensation to relatives of each of the 270 victims of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jumbo jet over Lockerbie, Scotland. The validity of the documents could not be independently verified, but their content seems consistent with what has been previously reported.

Lee Continued from Page A1. 2008. “It happens pretty often. I just thank God it won’t be getting in my house this time.” She clutched an umbrella and a pair of blue rubber gloves as she walked down Louisiana Highway 45, on her way to her husband’s shrimp boat to clean a recent catch. The center of the slow-moving storm was about 55 miles south-southwest of Lafayette, La., Saturday night, spinning intermittent bands of stormy weather, alternating with light rain and occasional sunshine. It was moving northnorthwest at about 4 mph in the late afternoon. Its maximum sustained winds dropped to 50 mph, and their intensity was expected to decrease further by today. Tropical storm warnings stretched from the Louisiana-Texas state line to Destin, Fla. The National Weather

Libya Continued from Page A1. an External Security building in Tripoli, show an increasingly warm relationship, with CIA agents proposing to set up a permanent Tripoli office, addressing their Libyan counterparts by their first names and giving them advice. In one memo, a British agent even sends Christmas greetings. The agencies were known to cooperate as the longtime Libyan ruler worked to overcome his pariah status by stopping his quest for weapons of mass destruction and renouncing support for terrorism. But the new details show a more extensive relationship than was previously known, with Western agencies offering lists of questions for specific detainees and apparently the text for a Gadhafi speech.

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Boys play football in flooded yards after Tropical Storm Lee passed through southern Louisiana Saturday. Service in Slidell said parts of New Orleans received between 6 and 8 inches of rain between Thursday morning and Saturday afternoon, and that coastal Mississippi points reported more than 6 inches. Officials in some suburban and rural

areas of southeast Louisiana reported more than 10 inches. Forecasts said that isolated areas could get as many as 20 inches. Entergy reported more than 37,000 customer outages at one point Saturday

They also offer a glimpse into the inner workings of the now-defunct CIA program of extraordinary rendition, through which terror suspects were secretly detained, sent to third countries and sometimes underwent the so-called enhanced interrogation tactics like waterboarding. The documents mention a half dozen names of people targeted for rendition, including Tripoli’s new rebel military commander, AbdelHakim Belhaj. Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch, which helped find the documents, called the ties between Washington and Gadhafi’s regime “A very dark chapter in American intelligence history.” “It remains a stain on the record of the American intelligence services that they cooperated with these very abusive intelligence services,” he said Saturday.

The findings could cloud relations between the West and Libya’s new leaders, although Belhaj said he holds no grudge. NATO airstrikes have helped the rebels advance throughout the sixmonth civil war and continue to target regime forces as rebels hunt for Gadhafi. Belhaj is the former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, a now-dissolved

death 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.

Alean D. Burse Alean D. Burse died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at River

Region Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was 81. Mrs. Burse lived in Vicksburg and was a retired X-ray technician. She was a member of Zion Traveler’s M. B. Church. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge.





Showers and thunderstorms with a high in the lower 80s and a low in the lower 70s

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

LOCAL FORECAST MONday-WEDNESday Chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the upper 70s; lows in the lower 70s

STATE FORECAST TOday Chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the lower 80s; lows in the lower 70s MONday-WEDNESday Chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the upper 70s; lows in the lower 70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 86º Low/past 24 hours............... 71º Average temperature......... 79º Normal this date................... 80º Record low..............52º in 1974 Record high......... 103º in 2000 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month................ 0.0 inches Total/year.............. 23.78 inches Normal/month......0.43 inches Normal/year........ 36.93 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Monday: A.M. Active..........................12:03 A.M. Most active................. 6:17 P.M. Active...........................12:31 P.M. Most active.................. 6:45 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:25 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:23 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:40

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 17.9 | Change: NC Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 17.2 | Change: NC Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 12.8 | Change: Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.2 | Change: NC Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.2 | Change: NC Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.4 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.3 River....................................64.6

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Monday.................................. 19.5 Tuesday.................................. 19.2 Wednesday........................... 18.9 Memphis Monday.....................................4.9 Tuesday.....................................4.6 Wednesday..............................4.3 Greenville Monday.................................. 22.8 Tuesday.................................. 22.2 Wednesday........................... 21.9 Vicksburg Monday.................................. 17.6 Tuesday.................................. 17.1 Wednesday........................... 16.6


Sunday, September 4, 2011

NATO kills ex-Gitmo detainee

Vatican rejects Irish criticism over sex abuse VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Saturday vigorously rejected claims it sabotaged efforts by Irish bishops to report priests who sexually abused children to police and accused the Irish prime minister of making an “unfounded” attack against the Holy See. Irish officials defended their claims that the Vatican exacerbated the abuse crisis and criticized the Holy See for offering an overly “legalistic” justification of its actions in dealing with priests who rape and molest children. The Vatican issued a 24-page response to the Irish government following Prime Minister Enda Kenny’s unprecedented July 20 denunciation of the Vatican’s handling of abuse — a speech that cheered abuse-weary Irish Catholics but stunned the Vatican and prompted it to recall its

ambassador. Kenny’s speech was inspired by the publication of a government-mandated independent report into the County Cork diocese of Cloyne in southwest Ireland, which found that the Vatican had undermined attempts by Irish bishops to protect children by suggesting that their policy requiring abuse to be reported to police might violate church law. The Cloyne document was the fourth report since 2005 on the colossal scale of priestly sex abuse and cover-up in Ireland, a once staunchly Catholic country that has seen the church’s influence wither in light of the scandal. But it was the first to squarely find the Vatican culpable in promoting the culture of secrecy and cover-up that kept abusers in ministry and able to prey on more children.

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Father Federico Lombardi The Vatican has long rejected accusations — in lawsuits and public opinion — that it was responsible for the abuse scandal, which erupted in Ireland in the 1990s, the U.S. in 2002 and in mainland Europe and beyond last year. Thousands of people have come forward with accusations that priests molested them as children, bishops covered up the crimes and the Vatican turned a blind eye — or in the case of Cloyne actively interfered when bishops tried to bring the priests to justice.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO and Afghan forces killed a former Guantanamo detainee who returned to Afghanistan to become a key al-Qaida ally, international officials said Saturday. The militant’s death was a reminder of the risks of trying to end a controversial detention system without letting loose people who will launch attacks on Americans. Saber Lal Melma, who was released from Guantanamo in 2007, had been organizing attacks in eastern Kunar province and funding insurgent operations, NATO spokesman Capt. Justin Brockhoff said. A NATO statement described Melma as a “key affiliate of the al-Qaida network” who was in

contact with senior al-Qaida members in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Another former detainee who joined the al-Qaida franchise in Yemen was killed in a recent U.S. airstrike there. Troops surrounded Melma’s house in Jalalabad on Friday night and shot him dead when he emerged from the building holding an AK-47 assault rifle. Several other people were detained, NATO said. A guard at the house, Mohammad Gul, said a group of American soldiers scaled the walls of the compound around 11 p.m. and stormed the house, shooting Melma in the assault. Three others were detained, Gul said. Melma joined a long list of

detainees believed to have reconnected with al-Qaida. In 2009, the Pentagon said 61, approximately 11 percent, of the detainees released from Guantanamo had rejoined the fight. Experts have questioned the validity of that number. About 520 Guantanamo detainees have been released from custody or transferred to prisons elsewhere in the world. There are 171 inmates still held at the facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Obama signed an executive order in 2009 just after taking office asking for it to be shut down within the year, but it has remained open as the administration has worked to find ways to deal with the inmates.

River Region Medical Center welcomes Dr. Dedri Ivory, Vicksburg’s first rheumatologist, to our community. Dr. Ivory specializes in treating patients with arthritis, osteoporosis, gout and other diseases that cause muscle, bone and joint pain. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Ivory completed her residency at Akron General Medical Center and her rheumatology fellowship at the University of Missouri. She treats patients at Street Clinic, which features a convenient on-site infusion area where patients may receive IV treatments, if needed. For an appointment with Dr. Ivory, call 601-883-3340.

STREET CLINIC 104 McAuley Drive




college SCOREBOARD Alabama 48 / Kent St. 7 LSU 40 / Oregon 27

BYU 14 / Ole Miss 13 Grambling 21 / Alcorn St. 14 Mississippi College 33 / Millsaps 27 Auburn 42 / Utah St. 38

Houston 38 / UCLA 34 Oklahoma 47 / Tulsa 17 Texas 34 / Rice 9 South Florida 23 / Notre Dame 20

INSIDE: Top 25, SEC, C-USA and Mississippi scores/B2 • JSU rolls over Concordia/B3


SPORTS Sun day, Sep tember 4, 2011 • SE C TI O N B PUZZLES B8

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BYU stuns Ole Miss with late TD By David Brandt The Associated Press

Survival Late TDs help Auburn escape upset bid from Utah State/B3


VHS at Madison Central Tuesday, 6 p.m. WC hosts Clinton Tuesday, 6 p.m.

PREP VOLLEYBALL WC hosts MRA Tuesday, 6:15 p.m.

On TV 6:30 p.m. ESPN - NASCAR celebrates Labor Day with a race under the lights in Atlanta. Kasey Kahne has the pole, but Brad Keselowski has won two of the last four Sprint Cup races. Preview/B6

Who’s hot CAMERON COOKSEY Vicksburg High quarterback threw for 332 yards and five touchdowns in a 32-31 win over Richwood, La., on Friday night.

Sidelines Saints shelve Ivory, trim roster to 53

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints put last season’s leading rusher Chris Ivory on the physically unable to perform list Saturday and cut two special teams stalwarts in trimming the roster to an NFL-mandated 53 players. Ivory, who led New Orleans with 716 yards rushing and five touchdowns in 2010, has yet to recover from offseason foot surgery or sports hernia surgery. He’ll be out at least six weeks. Safeties Chris Reis and Pierson Prioleau were released after being key members of the Saints’ special teams unit the past two seasons. The Saints cut 21 players in all on Saturday and made several other moves to get down to the 53-man limit.

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Weekly results: B2

OXFORD — Linebacker Kyle Van Noy saw the bouncing football heading toward the end zone with only one thought in mind: Take advantage of this opportunity. And after nearly four full quarters of missed chances, Van Noy didn’t let this one get away, corralling the football with 5:09 remaining for the go-ahead touchdown in BYU’s stunning 14-13 comeback victory over Ole Miss on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. “I just got lucky,” Van Noy said. “... I was trying not to panic, but my adrenaline was really running because I knew this was a good play.” BYU trailed 13-0 early in the fourth quarter, but Jake Heaps hit Ross Apo for a 19-yard touchdown with 9:52 remaining to pull within 13-7. Less than five minutes later, BYU’s defensive pressure forced Ole Miss quarterback Zack Stoudt to fumble, and Van Noy jumped on the football to cap a stunning comeback in the season opener for both teams. “We played with more urgency,” BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said. “It was enough to win the game.” On the critical fumble recovery, Mendenhall added: “Kyle stepped up at a critical time, made a critical play and it turned out to be the difference in the game.” BYU won its first game as an independent after leaving the Mountain West Conference last year. Heaps completed 24 of 38 passes for 225 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The Cougars outgained the Rebels 318-208. “I don’t know last year if we could have come through adversity like that,” Heaps said. “I’m really pleased with how we finished things today.” Ole Miss led 3-0 at halftime and stretched it to 10-0 with 8:34 left in the third quarter on a 96-yard interception return for a touchdown by Charles Sawyer. But the Rebels never scored an offensive touchdown.

Grambling tops Alcorn in opener From staff reports

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Ole Miss quarterback Zack Stoudt looks to pass during Saturday’s game against BYU. Ole Miss lost, 14-13, in the season opener. Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt had said that he hoped Saturday’s game would be played in stifling heat and humidity since BYU comes from a more arid climate. But with Tropical Storm Lee looming, the weather was relatively pleasant, with highs in the 80s and overcast skies. The first half was full of punts, defense and missed opportunities. BYU gained just 102 yards while Ole Miss managed just 93. Bryson Rose kicked a 20-yard field goal with 49 seconds left in the first half to give the Rebels a 3-0 halftime lead. Ole Miss sophomore Barry Brunetti started at quarterback, but the Rebels couldn’t do much with him under center. Part of that was because of an extremely conservative approach — Bru-

netti completed 2 of 3 passes for four yards before being pulled for Stoudt late in the second quarter. Stoudt’s presence immediately energized the Rebels. The 6-foot-4, 217-pound junior completed two passes for a combined 21 yards on his first drive, which ended in Rose’s field goal just before the half. Stoudt finished 13 of 25 passing for 140 yards, but the crucial fumble is what most will remember. The Rebels really didn’t get going until Sawyer’s interception, which stretched the lead to 10-0 and was the program’s longest interception return for a touchdown since 2007. Another Rose field goal pushed the Rebels’ lead to 13-0 early in the fourth quarter and the program looked well on its way to a muchneeded quality win after a

dismal 4-8 season in 2010. BYU had other ideas. “There’s a fine line between winning and losing,” Nutt said. “When you’re playing a really good team like that that’s rated high with experience you can’t beat yourself and you can’t give gifts. And we did that.” The Cougars kept pounding away, with a 69-57 advantage in offensive plays. By the fourth quarter, the Rebels’ defense looked gassed and didn’t have an answer. Ole Miss’ top two running backs — Brandon Bolden and Enrique Davis — were injured during the game. Nutt said Bolden’s injury was to his left ankle and could possibly be a fracture. Bolden, a 5-foot-11, 215pound senior, rushed for 964 yards and 14 touchdowns last season.

Kenneth Batiste rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown, D.J. Williams threw a pair of touchdown passes, and Grambling beat Alcorn State 21-14 in the seasonopener for both teams on Saturday. Alcorn has not beaten Grambling since 2006. Grambling ripped off 21 straight points after Alcorn took a 7-0 lead in Brandon the first Bridge quarter. Williams tossed a 23-yard touchdown pass to Bakari Maxwell and a 7-yarder to Mario Louis with 5 seconds left in the first half to give the Tigers a 14-7 lead. Batiste’s 5-yard TD run early in the third quarter extended the lead, but Alcorn made a comeback attempt in the fourth. Quarterback Brandon Bridge cut it to 21-14 with a 6-yard TD run with 12:39 left in the game. The Braves got the ball back three more times, but punted and turned it over on downs twice. The closest they got to the end zone on the final three drives was Grambling’s 30-yard line, where a run on fourth-and-1 was stuffed. Bridge finished the game 17-of-25 passing for 175 yards and a touchdown, and carried the ball 11 timed for 45 yards and a score. Terrance Lewis caught five passes for 107 yards, including a 53-yard TD pass from Bridge with 4:46 left in the first quarter. Williams finished 16-of-24 passing for 161 yards and two TDs for Grambling.

LSU pounds Oregon in showdown By The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — Jarrett Lee admirably directed LSU’s offense in place of suspended quarterback Jordan Jefferson, and missing cornerbackpunt returner Cliff Harris was too much for Oregon to overcome in a rare seasonopening matchup of top-five teams on a neutral field. Lee threw for a touchdown, on a pass against the freshman defensive back filling in for Harris, and fourth-ranked LSU defeated the No. 3 Ducks 40-27 Saturday night while converting three of Oregon’s four turnovers into 20 points. Michael Ford and Spencer Ware had touchdown runs in a span of 3:20 late in the third quarter after thirdstring Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas fum-

On B3 • Mississippi roundup • Auburn survives scare bled on consecutive touches, one on a rushing attempt and then on the ensuing kickoff. Oregon, which lost to Auburn in the BCS national championship game last season, has consecutive losses for the first time since losing its last three regularseason games in 2007. LSU took a 16-13 lead just before halftime, going ahead to stay on Rueben Randle’s 10-yard TD catch from Lee. Randle caught the ball in the front corner of the end zone over freshman cornerback Terrance Mitchell — in the spot the suspended Harris would have been playing on defense.

The other LSU touchdown before halftime came when fill-in punt returner Kenjon Barner fielded a punt inside the 5 and took a couple of steps back. That’s when Tyrann Mathieu stripped the ball away, scooped it up after it bounced on the turf and took a couple of steps into the end zone. LSU has won 34 consecutive non-conference games, the longest such streak in the nation, including all 23 in the regular season under seventh-year coach Les Miles. The overall streak dates back to the Tigers’ 26-8 loss to Virginia Tech in the 2002 season opener. “Our football team is united. They play together,” Miles said. “You put a ball on the line and they’ll scrap you for it. This is a great group of guys.”

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LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu (7), Tharold Simon (24), Eric Reid (1) and Lavar Edwards (89) celebrate Simon’s interception against Oregon on Saturday night. No. 4 LSU beat thirdranked Oregon, 40-27.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING 10 a.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, qualifying for U.S. Nationals, at Indianapolis 11 a.m. Versus - IRL, Indy Lights, at Baltimore 1 p.m. Versus - IRL, IndyCar, Baltimore Grand Prix 1 p.m. Speed - FIM World Superbike, at Nuerburg, Germany (tape) 4 p.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, qualifying for U.S. Nationals, at Indianapolis (tape) 6:30 p.m. ESPN - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, AdvoCare 500, at Hampton, Ga. 9 p.m. Speed - AMA Pro Racing, at Millville, N.J. (tape) COLLEGE FOOTBALL 11 a.m. ESPN - Prairie View A&M vs. Bethune-Cookman 2:30 p.m. ESPN - Marshall at West Virginia 6:30 p.m. FSN - SMU at Texas A&M PREP FOOTBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 - Archbishop Wood (Pa.) vs. Pittsburgh Central Catholic GOLF 6 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, European Masters Noon TGC - PGA Tour, Deutsche Bank Championship 2 p.m. NBC - PGA Tour, Deutsche Bank Championship 6 p.m. TGC - Nationwide Tour, Mylan Classic (tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. TBS - Texas at Boston 12:30 p.m. FSN - L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta 1:10 p.m. WGN - Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Chicago White Sox at Detroit TENNIS 10 a.m. CBS - U.S. Open


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Tennis Serena rolls at U.S. Open NEW YORK — If anyone still harbored any doubts about whether Serena Williams is back at her best, she put on a pretty persuasive performance during the first 17 minutes of her third-round match Saturday at the U.S. Open. That’s how long Williams needed to build a 5-0 lead en route to a 6-1, 7-6 (5) victory at Flushing Meadows over one of the best players the women’s field had to offer: fourthseeded Victoria Azarenka, a Wimbledon semifinalist two months ago. In the fourth round, Williams will face Ana Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champion, who is seeded 16th. Also into the fourth round with victories Saturday were 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone, who got past Chanelle Scheepers 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3; No. 17 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who beat 2008 U.S. Open runner-up Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 6-4; and No. 10 Andrea Petkovic, who defeated No. 18 Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-0. On the men’s side, Roger Federer moved into the fourth round for the 30th consecutive Grand Slam tournament by overcoming what he called “tricky wind” and a secondset blip to defeat No. 27 Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Also advancing Saturday was No. 8 Mardy Fish, the top-seeded American, who has yet to drop a set after beating Kevin Anderson 6-4, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (3).


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept. 4 1983 — Lynn Dickey of Green Bay completes 27 of 31 passes, including 18 straight, for 333 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Packers in a 41-38 overtime victory over Houston. 1994 — Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins becomes the second quarterback with 300 touchdown passes by throwing for five scores in a 39-35 victory over New England. 1998 — The New York Yankees reach 100 wins on the earliest date in major league history — five days before the 1906 Chicago Cubs and 1954 Cleveland Indians — with an 11-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The ’06 Cubs set the major league record for fewest games to reach 100 victories (132). 2002 — Argentina pulls off a victory that until recently was considered nearly impossible, defeating the United States 87-80 in the World Basketball Championships at Indianapolis. It’s the first loss for a U.S. team in 59 games since the Americans began sending NBA players to international tournaments in 1992.

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scoreboard college football Top 25 scores

Saturday No. 1 Oklahoma 47, Tulsa 17 No. 2 Alabama 48, Kent St. 7 No 4 LSU 40, No. 3 Oregon 27 No. 5 Boise St. 35, No. 19 Georgia 21 No. 6 Florida St. 34, La.-Monroe 0 No. 7 Stanford 57, San Jose St. 3 No. 9 Oklahoma St. 61, La.-Lafayette 34 No. 10 Nebraska 40, Chattanooga 7 No. 12 South Carolina 56, East Carolina 37 No. 13 Va. Tech 66, Appalachian St. 13 No. 15 Arkansas 51, Missouri St. 7 South Florida 23, No. 16 Notre Dame 20 No. 18 Ohio St. 42, Akron 0 No. 21 Missouri 17, Miami (Ohio) 6 No. 22 Florida 41, Florida Atlantic 3 No. 23 Auburn 42, Utah St. 38 No. 25 Southern Cal 19, Minnesota 17 Today No. 8 Texas A&M vs. SMU, 6:30 p.m. No. 24 West Virginia vs. Marshall, 2:30 p.m. ———

Mississippi scores

Saturday Jackson St. 42, Concordia, Ala. 2 BYU 14, Ole Miss 13 Alabama St. 41, Miss. Valley St. 9 Grambling 21, Alcorn St. 14 Mississippi College 33, Millsaps 27, OT Belhaven at Louisiana College, (n) Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss, (n) ———

Southeastern Conference scores

Saturday Auburn 42, Utah St. 38 Alabama 48, Kent St. 7 BYU 14, Ole Miss 13 Tennessee 42, Montana 16 Arkansas 51, Missouri St. 7 Florida 41, Florida Atlantic 3 Vanderbilt 45, Elon 14 South Carolina 56, East Carolina 37 LSU 40, Oregon 27 Boise St. 35 Georgia 21 ———

Conference USA scores

Saturday Tulane 47, Southeastern Louisiana 13 Houston 38, UCLA 34 Central Florida 62, Charleston Southern 0 South Carolina 56, East Carolina 37 Texas 34, Rice 9 Oklahoma 47, Tulsa 17 Stony Brook at UTEP, (n) Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss, (n) ———

SWAC scores

Saturday Jackson St. 42, Concordia (Ala.) 2 Hampton 21, Alabama A&M 20 Alabama St. 41, Mississippi Valley St. 9 Langston 19, Ark.-Pine Bluff 12 Grambling 21, Alcorn St 14 Tennessee St. 33, Southern 7 Today Prairie View at Beth.-Cookman, 11 a.m.

BYU Ole Miss


0 0 0 14 — 14 0 3 7 3 — 13 Second Quarter Miss—FG Rose 20, :49. Third Quarter Miss—Sawyer 96 interception return (Rose kick), 8:34. Fourth Quarter Miss—FG Rose 29, 14:15. BYU—Apo 19 pass from Heaps (J.Sorensen kick), 9:52. BYU—Van Noy 3 fumble return (J.Sorensen kick), 5:09. A—55,124. ——— BYU Miss First downs................................20........................13 Rushes-yards.......................31-91...................29-64 Passing....................................225......................144 Comp-Att-Int..................... 24-38-1............... 15-28-0 Return Yards.............................29......................140 Punts-Avg............................5-36.2..................4-56.8 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................2-2 Penalties-Yards......................6-40.....................4-40 Time of Possession.............34:37...................25:23 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—BYU, Di Luigi 12-56, Kariya 11-35, Quezada 4-14, Nelson 1-6, Team 1-(minus 2), Heaps 2-(minus 18). Ole Miss, Davis 12-28, Bolden 4-21, J.Scott 5-17, Brunetti 3-13, Thomas 1-3, P.Moore 1-1, Brassell 2-(minus 1), Stoudt 1-(minus 18). PASSING—BYU, Heaps 24-38-1-225. Ole Miss, Stoudt 13-25-0-140, Brunetti 2-3-0-4. RECEIVING—BYU, Di Luigi 5-32, Apo 4-46, Alisa 3-28, Holt 2-26, Jacobson 2-25, Falslev 2-21, Wilson 2-18, Kariya 2-13, Hoffman 1-9, Quezada 1-7. Ole Miss, Logan 4-52, Moncrief 3-16, J.Scott 2-25, Mosley 2-21, Allen 1-13, Herman 1-12, Thomas 1-5, Greer 1-0.


Concordia-Selma 0 2 0 0 — 2 Jackson St. 14 14 0 14 — 42 First Quarter JcSt—Richardson 60 pass from Therriault (Ja. Smith kick), 14:52. JcSt—Dunn 1 run (Ja.Smith kick), 13:37. Second Quarter JcSt—Therriault 1 run (Ja.Smith kick), 11:37. Conc—Safety, 1:20. JcSt—Therriault 1 run (Ja.Smith kick), :16. Fourth Quarter JcSt—Wright 64 fumble return (Ja.Smith kick), 13:00. JcSt—Sims 2 run (Selita kick), 1:35. ——— Conc JcSt First downs................................16........................17 Rushes-yards.......................42-48...................29-59 Passing....................................187......................218 Comp-Att-Int..................... 12-32-4............... 15-32-0 Return Yards...............................0........................85 Punts-Avg............................4-28.5..................2-30.5 Fumbles-Lost............................4-3.......................3-2 Penalties-Yards..................15-104...................10-69 Time of Possession.............38:56...................21:04 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Concordia-Selma, Craig 8-27, Ray 6-25, Manning 12-14, Morris 1-7, Robinson 2-7, McClain 2-2, Coachman 4-(minus 9), Dobbs 7-(minus 25). Jackson St., Sims 5-24, Gooden 3-10, Rush 3-6, Dunn 4-6, McDonald 2-5, Therriault 11-5, Corley 1-3. PASSING—Concordia-Selma, Dobbs 9-24-3-150, Coachman 3-8-1-37. Jackson St., Therriault 15-320-218. RECEIVING—Concordia-Selma, Morris 5-87, Manning 2-31, Tillman 2-30, Harris 1-23, Andrews 1-10, Craig 1-6. Jackson St., Richardson 4-108, Drewery 4-41, Rollins 3-44, Wilder 2-10, Perkins 1-17, Gooden 1-(minus 2).

prep football Mississippi Prep Polls Fared How teams ranked in the Mississippi Associated Press state poll did on Friday night:

Class 6A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 5.

S. Panola (2-1) def. Memphis University, 19-7. Olive Branch (2-0) was idle. Oak Grove (2-0) was idle. Meridian (3-0) beat Canton, 28-0. Madison Central (1-2) beat Petal, 28-24. Petal (1-2) lost to Madison Central, 28-24.

Class 5A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Picayune (3-0) beat Forrest AHS, 17-9. West Point (0-2) lost to Columbus, 35-27 in OT. Pearl (2-1) lost to Northwest Rankin, 21-10. West Jones (1-1) lost to Laurel, 37-20. Long Beach (1-0) was idle.

Class 4A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Lafayette (3-0) beat Oxford, 40-12. Tylertown (3-0) beat Franklin County, 47-0. Noxubee County (2-1) beat New Hope, 45-29. Mendenhall (1-2) lost to Wayne County, 51-12. Laurel (3-0) beat West Jones, 37-20.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Forest (1-2) lost to Jackson Prep, 24-14. Aberdeen (2-1) beat Amory, 14-7. Hazlehurst (2-1) lost to Brookhaven, 7-6. Franklin County (2-1) lost to Tylertown, 47-0. East Side (3-0) beat Broad Street, 68-20.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

West Bolivar (3-0) beat Ray Brooks, 43-6. Bassfield (3-0) beat Prentiss, 24-0. Calhoun City (3-0) beat Water Valley, 16-14. Lumberton (1-2) lost to West Marion, 20-18. Taylorsville (2-0) beat Collins, 35-7.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Durant (3-0) beat Williams Sullivan, 64-0. Cathedral (2-0) beat Loyd Star, 56-7. French Camp (2-1) lost to Ackerman, 25-7. West Oktibbeha (2-0) was idle Mount Olive (0-3) lost to Salem, 19-6.


Class 3A

Class 2A

Class 1A

MAIS 1. Jackson Aca. (3-0) beat River Oaks, 29-22. 2. Jackson Prep (3-0) beat Forest, 24-14. 3. Pillow Aca. (1-2) lost to Southern Baptist, Tenn., 49-28. 4. Trinity (2-1) beat Bowling Green, 48-0. 5. Brookhaven Aca. (2-1) lost to Simpson Aca., 35-23.



Region 2-6A

Team Overall Region Northwest Rankin.....................3-0.......................0-0 Vicksburg................................1-1.......................0-0 Clinton......................................1-2.......................0-0 Greenville-Weston....................1-2.......................0-0 Madison Central.......................1-2.......................0-0 Murrah......................................1-2.......................0-0 Jim Hill......................................1-2.......................0-0 Warren Central.......................0-3.......................0-0 Sept. 2 Vicksburg 32, Richwood (La.) 31 Hattiesburg 29, Warren Central 7 Bastrop (La.) 58, Greenville-Weston 6 Provine 46, Murrah 39 Madison Central 28, Petal 24 Brandon 18, Clinton 10 Jim Hill 29, Lanier 12 Northwest Rankin 21, Pearl 10 Friday’s Games Callaway at Murrah, 7:30 p.m. Clinton at Provine, 7:30 p.m. Jim Hill at Forest Hill, 7:30 p.m. Greenville-Weston at Pine Forest, Fl., 7:30 p.m. Tylertown at Vicksburg, 7:30 p.m. Warren Central at Natchez, 7:30 p.m. Brandon at Northwest Rankin, 7:30 p.m. Madison Central at West Monroe, La., 7 p.m.

Region 4-1A

Team Overall Region Bogue Chitto............................3-0.......................1-0 Salem.......................................3-0.......................1-0 Hinds AHS...............................2-1.......................1-0 Cathedral..................................2-0.......................0-0 Resurrection.............................1-0.......................0-0 Stringer.....................................1-1.......................0-0 Mount Olive..............................0-3.......................0-1 University Christian..................0-2.......................0-1 St. Aloysius.............................0-3.......................0-1 Dexter.......................................0-2.......................0-0 Sept. 2 Bogue Chitto 21, University Christian 18 Salem 19, Mount Olive 6 Hinds AHS 14, St. Aloysius 9 Bay Springs 31, Stringer 28 Cathedral 56, Loyd Star 7 Open date: Resurrection, Stringer, Dexter Friday’s Games Stringer at Hinds AHS, 7:30 p.m. Bogue Chitto at Mount Olive, 7:30 p.m. Salem at St. Aloysius, 7:30 p.m. Dexter at University Christian, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Cathedral at Resurrection, 7 p.m.

Region 6-4A

Team Overall Region Port Gibson.............................3-0.......................0-0 Florence....................................3-0.......................0-0 Magee.......................................2-1.......................0-0 Raymond..................................2-1.......................0-0 Mendenhall...............................1-2.......................0-0 Germantown.............................1-2.......................0-0 Richland....................................0-3.......................0-0 Sept. 2 Florence 38, McLaurin 21 Magee 31, Lawrence County 17 Raymond 28, Wingfield 13 Port Gibson 24, Jefferson County 6 Crystal Springs 31, Richland 25 North Pike 32, Germantown 35 Wayne County 42, Mendenhall 12 Friday’s Games Port Gibson at Madison, La., 7 p.m. McLaurin at Richland, 7:30 p.m. West Jones at Magee, 7:30 p.m. Collins at Mendenhall, 7:30 p.m. Presbyterian Christian at Germantown, 7:30 p.m. Terry at Florence, 7:30 p.m. Crystal Springs at Raymond, 7:30 p.m. ———


District 4-A

Team Overall Region Porters Chapel........................3-0.......................1-0 Heidelberg Academy................2-1.......................1-0 Prentiss Christian.....................1-2.......................1-0 Newton Academy.....................1-1.......................0-0 Park Place................................1-2.......................0-1 Ben’s Ford................................0-3.......................0-2 Sept. 2 Porters Chapel 19, Ben’s Ford 0 Prentiss Christian 27, Park Place 20 Heidelberg Academy 16, Amite 12 Open: Newton Academy Friday’s Games Heidelberg at Sylva-Bay, 7 p.m. Porters Chapel at Newton Aca., 7 p.m. Ben’s Ford at Park Place, 7 p.m. Sumrall at Prentiss Christian, 7 p.m.

District 3-A

Team Overall Region Claiborne Academy..................2-1.......................2-0 Wilkinson Christian...................3-0.......................1-0 CENLA......................................2-1.......................1-0 Riverfield...................................2-1.......................1-1 Glenbrook.................................1-2.......................0-2 Tallulah Academy...................0-3.......................0-1 Union Christian.........................0-2.......................0-1 Amite........................................0-3.......................0-0 Sept. 2 Heidelberg Academy 16, Amite 12 Claiborne Aca. 12, Tallulah Aca. 7 Wilkinson Christian 36, Glenbrook 0 Prairie View 45, Union Christian 0 CENLA 26, Riverfield 14 Friday’s Games Glebrook at Amite, 7 p.m. Tallulah Academy at Riverfield, 7 p.m. Wilkinson Christian at Centreville Aca., 7 p.m. CENLA at Prairie View, 7 p.m. River Oaks at Union Christian, 7 p.m.

District 3-AA

Team Overall Region Riverdale..................................1-1.......................1-0 River Oaks...............................1-2.......................0-0 Prairie View..............................1-2.......................0-1 Central Hinds..........................0-3.......................0-0 Sept. 2 Copiah Academy 16, Central Hinds 10 Prairie View 45, Union Christian 0 Jackson Academy 29, River Oaks 22 ACCS 35, Riverdale 12

West Division

Friday’s Games Riverdale at Baton Rouge Christian, 7 p.m. Lamar Aca. at Central Hinds, 7 p.m. CENLA at Prairie View, 7 p.m. River Oaks at Union Christian, 7 p.m.

Sprint Cup AdvoCare 500 Lineup

After Saturday qualifying; race today At Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Ga. Lap length: 1.54 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 186.196. 2. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 185.922. 3. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 185.841. 4. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 185.772. 5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 185.735. 6. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 185.71. 7. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 185.561. 8. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 185.542. 9. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 185.486. 10. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 185.325. 11. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 185.288. 12. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 185.177. 13. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 185.127. 14. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 185.115. 15. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 185.059. 16. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 184.8. 17. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 184.462. 18. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 184.272. 19. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 184.015. 20. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 183.899. 21. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 183.801. 22. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 183.68. 23. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 183.394. 24. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 183.382. 25. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 183.339. 26. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 183.152. 27. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 183.121. 28. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 183.025. 29. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 182.898. 30. (46) Scott Speed, Ford, 182.856. 31. (38) J.J. Yeley, Ford, 182.5. 32. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 182.44. 33. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 181.759. 34. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 181.693. 35. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 181.437. 36. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 180.745. 37. (51) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 180.575. 38. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 180.252. 39. (60) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 180.012. 40. (32) Mike Bliss, Ford, 179.889. 41. (55) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 179.872. 42. (71) Andy Lally, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (95) David Starr, Ford, 179.737.

Sprint Cup standings

(Number of victories in parentheses) 1. x-Kyle Busch (4)............................................. 830 2. x-Jimmie Johnson (1).................................... 830 3. x-Matt Kenseth (2)......................................... 798 4. x-Carl Edwards (1)........................................ 795 5. x-Kevin Harvick (3)........................................ 782 6. Jeff Gordon (2).............................................. 782 7. Ryan Newman (1)......................................... 762 8. Kurt Busch (1)............................................... 749 9. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (0)................................... 728 10. Tony Stewart (0).......................................... 710 11. *Brad Keselowski (3)................................... 689 12. Clint Bowyer (0)........................................... 688 13. *Denny Hamlin (1)....................................... 672 14. A J Allmendinger (0)................................... 664 15. Kasey Kahne (0).......................................... 656 x-Clinched spot in the Chase for the Championship. *Wild-card leaders; the two drivers outside of the top 10 in points who finish with the most victories will qualify for the Chase.

——— Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 Results

Saturday At Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Ga. Lap length: 1.54 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Carl Edwards, Ford, 195 laps, 143.6 rating, 0 points. 2. (3) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 195, 130, 0. 3. (5) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 195, 117.6, 42. 4. (8) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 195, 119.8, 0. 5. (7) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 195, 111.6, 0. 6. (14) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 195, 98.9, 39. 7. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 195, 104.8, 0. 8. (11) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 195, 94.1, 36. 9. (16) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 195, 91.4, 35. 10. (9) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 195, 88.4, 34. 11. (4) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 195, 88, 33. 12. (19) Brian Scott, Toyota, 195, 84.8, 32. 13. (13) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 195, 82.9, 31. 14. (21) Jeremy Clements, 195, 79.7, 31. 15. (15) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 194, 78.5, 29. 16. (18) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 193, 70, 28. 17. (23) Matt Carter, Ford, 193, 66.4, 27. 18. (17) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 192, 73.6, 26. 19. (20) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 192, 71, 25. 20. (24) Michael Annett, Toyota, 191, 68.6, 24. 21. (10) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 190, 92, 0. 22. (36) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 190, 64.2, 22. 23. (27) Blake Koch, Dodge, 189, 58.3, 21. 24. (42) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 189, 48.6, 20. 25. (41) Morgan Shepherd, 188, 50.3, 19. 26. (35) Robert Richardson Jr., 187, 50.2, 18. 27. (29) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, 187, 51.7, 0. 28. (26) Eric McClure, Chevrolet, 184, 53.6, 16. 29. (34) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Dodge, 183, 40.5, 15. 30. (39) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, 183, 48.5, 14. 31. (31) John Jackson, Toyota, 178, 37, 13. 32. (12) Reed Sorenson, accident, 169, 82.1, 12. 33. (6) Trevor Bayne, accident, 169, 93.7, 12. 34. (40) Dennis Setzer, handling, 104, 43.4, 10. 35. (43) Clay Greenfield, suspension, 94, 38.1, 0. 36. (22) Timmy Hill, transmission, 76, 34.7, 8. 37. (28) Jeff Green, vibration, 17, 41.4, 7. 38. (30) Scott Riggs, parked, 15, 41.6, 6. 39. (33) Tim Andrews, suspension, 10, 36.9, 5. 40. (32) Chase Miller, overheating, 6, 36, 4. 41. (38) Carl Long, Ford, transmission, 6, 32.4, 3. 42. (37) Mark Green, handling, 4, 30.3, 2. 43. (25) Johnny Chapman, overheating, 1, 29.9, 1. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 132.811 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 15 minutes, 40 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.697 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 27 laps. Lead Changes: 21 among 8 drivers. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): C.Edwards, 5 times for 101 laps; K.Busch, 6 times for 31 laps; K.Harvick, 5 times for 31 laps; K.Kahne, 1 time for 24 laps; R.Stenhouse Jr., 2 times for 3 laps; J.Allgaier, 1 time for 2 laps; T.Bayne, 1 time for 2 laps; J.Clements, 1 time for 1 lap.

Nationwide Series standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr........................................ 909 Elliott Sadler................................................... 896 Reed Sorenson.............................................. 869 Aric Almirola................................................... 845 Justin Allgaier................................................ 840 Jason Leffler.................................................. 811

mlb American League East Division

W New York.......................84 Boston...........................84 Tampa Bay....................75 Toronto..........................69 Baltimore.......................55

L 53 54 63 70 82

Central Division

W Detroit............................77 Cleveland.......................69 Chicago.........................68 Minnesota......................58 Kansas City...................58

L 62 67 68 79 82

Pct .613 .609 .543 .496 .401

GB — 1/2 9 1/2 16 29

Pct GB .554 — .507 6 1/2 .500 7 1/2 .423 18 .414 19 1/2

W L Pct GB Texas.............................79 61 .564 — Los Angeles..................74 64 .536 4 Oakland.........................63 76 .453 15 1/2 Seattle...........................58 80 .420 20 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 4 Oakland 3, Seattle 0 Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 8 Boston 12, Texas 7 Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 3 Kansas City 5, Cleveland 1 Minnesota at L.A. Angels, (n) Today’s Games Toronto (Cecil 4-7) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 18-7), 12:05 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 10-9) at Boston (Lackey 12-10), 12:35 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 6-16) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 11-10), 12:40 p.m. Cleveland (J.Gomez 1-2) at Kansas City (Francis 5-14), 1:10 p.m. Minnesota (Slowey 0-3) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 5-6), 2:35 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 3-4) at Oakland (Cahill 9-13), 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 11-6) at Detroit (Scherzer 13-8), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. Texas at Tampa Bay, 12:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m., 1st game Kansas City at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m., 2nd game Seattle at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m.

——— National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................88 Atlanta...........................81 New York.......................67 Washington....................64 Florida............................60

L 46 57 70 73 77

Central Division

W Milwaukee......................83 St. Louis........................74 Cincinnati.......................68 Pittsburgh......................64 Chicago.........................59 Houston.........................47

L 57 65 71 75 80 92

Pct GB .657 — .587 9 .489 22 1/2 .467 25 1/2 .438 29 1/2 Pct .593 .532 .489 .460 .424 .338

GB — 8 1/2 14 1/2 18 1/2 23 1/2 35 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Arizona..........................78 60 .565 — San Francisco...............73 65 .529 5 Los Angeles..................68 70 .493 10 Colorado........................65 73 .471 13 San Diego.....................60 78 .435 18 Saturday’s Games Pittsburgh 7, Chicago Cubs 5 St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 4 Milwaukee 8, Houston 2 Washington 8, N.Y. Mets 7 L.A. Dodgers 2, Atlanta 1, 10 innings Philadelphia at Florida, (n) Colorado at San Diego, (n) Arizona at San Francisco, (n) Today’s Games Philadelphia (Halladay 16-5) at Florida (Ani.Sanchez 7-7), 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 17-5) at Atlanta (Delgado 0-1), 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 7-11) at Washington (L.Hernandez 8-12), 12:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 11-5) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 10-9), 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 8-11) at St. Louis (E.Jackson 4-2), 1:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 9-8) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 6-4), 1:20 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 14-9) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 10-5), 3:05 p.m. Colorado (A.Cook 3-8) at San Diego (Latos 6-13), 3:05 p.m. Monday’s Games L.A. Dodgers at Washington, 12:05 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 2:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 3:15 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Florida, 6:10 p.m.

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W z-Chattanooga (LAD)....41 x-Tennessee (Cubs)......39 Carolina (Reds).............30 Jackson (Mariners)........29 Huntsville (Brewers)......27

L 27 29 37 39 40

Pct. GB .603 — .574 2 .448 10 1/2 .426 12 .403 13 1/2

South Division

W L Pct. yz-Mobile (D’backs).......46 22 .676 Mississippi (Braves)...34 34 .500 Jacksonville (Marlins)....32 36 .471 Montgomery (Rays).......31 37 .456 x-Birm. (White Sox).......30 38 .441 x-clinched first half y-clinched division (refers to second half) z-clinched playoff spot Saturday’s Games Carolina 10, Mississippi 9 Jackson 6, Jacksonville 0 Chattanooga 3, Montgomery 2 Birmingham 5, Tennessee 0 Mobile 6, Huntsville 5 Today’s Games Tennessee at Birmingham, 5 p.m. Mississippi at Carolina, 5:15 p.m. Montgomery at Chattanooga, 5:15 p.m. Jackson at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Mobile at Huntsville, 6:43 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-4-6 La. Pick 4: 3-5-3-5 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-0-8 La. Pick 4: 2-4-1-2 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-1-0 La. Pick 4: 7-9-8-1 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-6-3 La. Pick 4: 8-4-0-2 Easy 5: 3-7-9-27-33 La. Lotto: 9-10-11-18-36-39 Powerball: 13-19-35-47-57 Powerball: 29 ; Power play: 5 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-9-3 La. Pick 4: 1-8-9-0 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-8-6 La. Pick 4: 0-3-6-4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-1-2 La. Pick 4: 8-4-0-7 Easy 5: 3-10-17-27-35 La. Lotto: 2-8-14-17-29-35 Powerball: 15-25-52-53-54 Powerball: 2; Power play: 5

GB — 12 14 15 16

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

college football

Pac-12 commissioner open to more expansion

Auburn survives scare in opener By The Associated Press

Friday that multiple conferences have shown interest in the Sooners recently and he expects to decide whether to leave the Big 12 or not within the next three weeks. Then on Saturday, Oklahoma State billionaire booster Boone Pickens said he doesn’t think the Big 12 will last much longer and believes the Cowboys eventually will end up in the Pac-12. Pickens said Oklahoma State does not need to make a hasty decision. “Don’t rush the monkey and you’ll see a better show,” Pickens said. “...We don’t have to decide this weekend. “This conversation is going to come up every year as long as the conference is not equal. You’ve got to have an equal deal like the SEC.” Scott refused to comment “on any particular conversations” or specific schools. Texas A&M announced this week that it is leaving the 10-team Big 12 and applying for membership in another conference, likely the Southeastern Conference.

Mike Dyer bulled through the line for a game-saving touchdown with 30 seconds left and defending national champion Auburn escaped with a 42-38 win over Utah State on Saturday. The 23rd-ranked Tigers (1-0) scored twice in the final 2:07, just when it seemed like the Aggies (0-1) were poised for a stunning victory. First-time starter Barrett Trotter hit Philip Lutzenkirchen for a 15-yard touchdown to start the comeback. Then wide receiver Emory Blake collected the onside kick to set up the game-winning drive. Trotter completed three passes and Onterio McCalebb had runs of 10 and 14 yards to push the ball near the goal line. Dyer did the rest, ducking his head and powering through the Utah State defenders. Utah State twice led by double digits against a team clearly feeling the effects of the departures of numerous starters from last year’s national champions.

JSU cruises past Concordia; Valley crushed by Hornets

AJ McCarron stepped up in Alabama’s quarterback race Saturday, throwing for a touchdown and 226 yards as the No. 2 Crimson Tide crushed Kent State. McCarron had a 24-yard scoring toss to Marquis Maze and finished 14-of-23 passing. Running back Trent Richardson scored three touchdowns.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott is willing to listen if Oklahoma or anyone else wants to join his conference. Speaking before No. 3 Oregon played No. 4 LSU at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday night, Scott acknowledged that “schools have reached out to us.” He said that the courtship is different from last year, when the league was looking for expansion candidates. He repeatedly said the conference was not doing anything to seek new members. “Any suggestion whatsoever that our conference is being predatory, that’s just wrong,” Scott said. “We have not had expansion as an initiative, as an agenda for us at all. So to the extent, if there were any conversations going on, you can be sure they’re not ones we initiated.” Scott added that he had to listen to pitches from interested schools to evaluate what might be in the best interest of the Pac-12 members. University of Oklahoma president David Boren said

By The Associated Press Casey Therriault ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw for another, leading Jackson State in a 42-2 romp over Concordia-Selma in the season opener for both teams on Saturday. Therriault was 15-for-32 passing for 218 yards and ran for 5 yards on 11 carries for the Tigers, who scored early and often to subdue the Hornets. A 60-yard touchdown pass from Therriault to Rico Richardson opened the scoring eight seconds into the game. Therriault added 1-yard scoring runs to begin and end the second quarter for a 28-2 halftime lead. After a scoreless third period, Andre Wright picked up a fumble and took it 64 yards for a touchdown and a 35-2 Tigers advantage with 13 minutes left. Concordia turned the ball over seven times in the contest.

Alabama St. 41, Miss. Valley St. 9 Greg Jenkins threw three touchdown passes to Nick Andrews and ran for another to lead Alabama State (1-0) to an easy win over Mississippi Valley State (0-1).

Jenkins was 19-of-27 passing for 188 yards. He also ran the ball 16 times for 56 yards, including a 12-yard TD scamper in the third quarter. Andrews caught 10 passes for 104 yards, including touchdowns of 36, 5 and 8 yards. Quarterback Garrick Jones rushed for 113 yards for Mississippi Valley State.

MC 33, Millsaps 27 Tommy Reyer scored on an 8-yard run in overtime to give Mississippi College the win over Millsaps. Reyer also threw two touchdown passes, and Steven Knight rushed for 103 yards on only 14 carries for the Choctaws, who wasted an early 10-point lead and then stormed back from a 10-point deficit in the second half. MC’s Chris Campbell tied the game at 27 with a field goal with 4:14 to play in the fourth quarter. In overtime, two penalties backed Millsaps up to the 34-yard line and it was unable to score. That opened the door for the Choctaws, who took advantage of a pass interference penalty to set up Reyer’s winning scramble. Garrett Pinciotti completed 18 of 35 passes for 263 yards and three touchdowns for Millsaps.

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dium because of thunderstorms. The game was delayed for 2 hours and 10 minutes, then again for 43 minutes when bad weather returned in the fourth quarter. The game lasted 5 hours, 59 minutes.

South Carolina 56, East Carolina 37 Fifth-year senior Stephen Garcia came off the bench to run for two touchdowns and throw for another as he rallied the 12th-ranked Gamecocks past East Carolina. Marcus Lattimore added 112 yards and three TDs for South Carolina.

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Auburn running back Michael Dyer (5) celebrates with fans after Saturday’s 42-38 win over Utah State.

Florida St. 34, ULM 0

USF 23, Notre Dame 20

EJ Manuel threw for 252 yards and two touchdowns, and backup quarterback Clint Trickett threw a touchdown pass on his first college play as No. 6 Florida State beat Louisiana-Monroe. Florida State limited ULM to 191 yards and 12 first downs.

Kayvon Webster returned a fumble 96 yards for an early touchdown as South Florida came to Notre Dame for the first time and stunned the 16th-ranked Irish in a game disrupted for hours because of storms. In the first half, Notre Dame had two fumbles, a costly holding penalty that nullified a Cierre Wood TD run and then an interception of Dayne Crist by USF’s Devekeyan Lattimore in the end zone. At halftime, fans were asked to evacuate Notre Dame Sta-

Houston 38, UCLA 34 Case Keenum threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns, Tyron Carrier caught 10 passes for 138 yards and Houston beat UCLA.

Kellen Moore threw for three touchdowns — giving him 102 in his career — and No. 5 Boise State romped past 19th-ranked Georgia, boosting its hopes of making another run to a major bowl. Moore, the nation’s toprated passer last season and expected to be a leading Heisman contender, carved up Georgia’s defense after a sluggish start. He completed 28 of 34 for 261 yards, with his first scoring pass — a 17-yarder to freshman Matt Miller — giving him 100 for his career. He had two more before halftime to lead the Broncos to yet another marquee opening victory. In the last three seasons, Boise State has started the season with victories against Oregon, Virginia Tech and now Georgia.


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Killing snakes always has served a purpose I was challenged by a reader of a recent column in which I claimed to have been in on the deaths of thousands of snakes. Well, I’m a country boy, OK? And as the firstborn son, I was handed the parental responsibility of killing snakes around the house and yard, so Big Robert wouldn’t have to worry with that any more. Back then, the yard more or less covered not only what I had to mow around the house, but the milking barn and pasture on the east, the haybarn and store and shop and pasture to the west, as well as the Mammy Grudge ditchbank which borders all of the above on the south, and which we daily skinny-dipped in. Our hunting or frog-gigging escapades took in the next mile or so of the Mammy Grudge, plus the swamp woods to the southeast, and we had confirmation of how snakey those were by Official U.S. Sources. A couple of decades ago we were spending a summer afternoon at the Swimming Hole, when a truckload of young men drove by, stopped, backed up, debated, then discharged the driver, who approached us. “Mr. Neill?” he greeted me, “This is the coolest-looking place we’ve seen in weeks. Would you mind if we got in and cooled off a while?” He talked nicely enough, but this was obviously one of the sweatiest, dirtiest, stinkingest young men that I had seen in a while, and his companions standing in the road looked no less disreputable. “Not like you are right now,” I replied mildly. “But if y’all strip off over by that hydrant under the cypress tree while Miss Betsy goes for a pitcher of mint tea, and wash off with the hose first, sure, you can jump in and cool off.” They raced for the cypress. Later, the leader told me that they were a survey crew for one of the Guv’mint departments charged with measuring the levels of the tributaries of the Mississippi River, out to about 25 miles of the channel itself. “Mr. Neill, we’ve been all the way down the west side of the river this summer, and back up the east side from the Gulf to here, and you’ve got more big mean water moccasins down in those swamp woods than anywhere else we’ve ever been!” I asked them back. But being overrun with poisonous snakes isn’t why I’ve excelled at killing lots of them.

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No, I blame that on the actor Marlon Brando, who starred in a film (I think it was “On the Waterfront”) in which he wore a snakeskin jacket. Troy was my across the pasture neighbor and big brother, and we saw that show together, which “flang a cravin’” upon us for snakeskin jackets ourownselves. We approached Miz Mac right away: “If we get the snakeskins, will you sew us snakeskin jackets for next fall, please, Ma’am?” She was quite negative: “Not in this life!” and went on washing dishes. So we went to Miz Janice. My mother was churning butter at the time, reading a book, and listening to the kitchen radio. Troy and I went to the fridge for mint tea, and as we headed back outside with cups, I stuck my head back in to ask, “Hey, Momma: if Troy and I get the skins, would you sew us a couple of snakeskin jackets, please, Ma’am?” She never looked up from her book: “Sure.” Troy and I shot up probably a thousand .22 cartridges apiece that summer. We hunted ruthlessly for the poisonous moccasins and copperheads (we didn’t have many rattlesnakes around Brownspur), but we didn’t cull any serpent large enough to donate its epidermis to the cause. Chicken snakes, rat snakes, blue runners, puff adders, water snakes, even large garter snakes were fair game. We became experts at snake-skinning. If one cuts the head off a snake and shucks the skin back six inches from the neck, then sticks the stillwrithing neck up to a sapling or fence post, the snake will obligingly hold itself to the object whilst one shucks its skin off. We then salted and dried them on the wall of Troy’s garage. When school started that fall, we proudly marched up to my mother with two bales of dried snakeskins, cleaned and all ready for sewing into jackets. It’s the only time that I recall my mother lying to me. She wouldn’t do it!

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

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Hinds CC alumni golf tournament The Warren-Claiborne chapter of the Hinds Community College Alumni Association will host a golf tour-

nament on Sept. 21 at Clear Creek Golf Course in Bovina. The tournament begins at 1 p.m., and the registration fee is $75 per player or $300 for a four-man team. All proceeds go toward student scholarships at Hinds. For information or to register, call Hinds alumni coordinator Abby Brann at 601857-3350, e-mail her at abby., or call Clear Creek golf pro Kent Smith at 601-638-9395.

Schwartzel surges into lead at Deutsche Bank NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Masters champion Charl Schwartzel turned anger into a string of birdies for a 5-under 66 on Saturday that put him in a three-way tie for the lead with Adam Scott and Bubba Watson in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Watson, who finally put some attention back on his golf, played in the morning and produced what he called a “boring” round of 64 that included an eagle on the seventh hole for the second straight day. Scott, who won on the TPC Boston eight years, shot 63 in the afternoon. Schwartzel, frustrated by a poor approach shot on the


18th hole on Friday, ran off five birdies in a six-hole stretch Satuday and was tied for the lead at the halfway point. The top 70 on the FedEx Cup list after this week advance to the third playoff event outside Chicago in two weeks, with the top 30 from there going to Atlanta for a shot at the $10 million prize. The FedEx Cup playoffs ended for Ian Poulter, Anthony Kim and Stewart Cink, among others. They missed the cut and already were outside the top 70 on the list of players who are trying to advance to Chicago.

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Dodgers take down Atlanta in 10 innings ATLANTA (AP) — Dee Gordon scored the go-ahead run on Juan Rivera’s sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers won their season-best sixth straight game with a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night. The speedy Gordon, who entered the game as a pinchrunner in the eighth, doubled off rookie Anthony Varvaro (0-1) to begin the 10th, advanced to third on James Loney’s sacrifice bunt and scored on Rivera’s flyout. Dodgers closer Javy Guerra, the fifth Los Angles relief pitcher, retired Michael Bourn, Martin Prado and Brian McCann in order to earn his 15th save in 16 chances. Atlanta, which began the night with an 8 1/2-game lead in the NL wild-card standings, has lost two straight and dropped to 27-19 since the AllStar break. The Braves, who fell to 14-9 in extra-inning games, missed a chance to win it in the ninth. With two out, Jose Costanza beat out an infield single against Hong-Chih Kuo. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly brought in Mike MacDougal (2-1), who allowed a single to Alex Gonzalez before striking out pinch-hitter Brooks Conrad. Los Angeles took a 1-0 lead in the second on A.J. Ellis’ second homer. Atlanta tied it in the second when Dan Uggla hit his 32nd homer. Uggla has hit safely in 50 of his last 57 games. Atlanta’s Mike Minor allowed one run and six hits with

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Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp catches a fly ball in the fourth inning of Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Braves. two walks and seven strikeouts in six innings. The lefthander had won three straight decisions. Nathan Eovaldi gave up one run, three hits, five walks and struck out five. The righthander was coming off a loss last Sunday to Colorado but was 3-1 in his first four starts. Atlanta relievers Eric O’Flaherty, Jonny Venters and closer Craig Kimbrel combined to allow two hits and two walks with five strikeouts in the seventh, eighth and ninth. The Braves dropped to 20-2 when O’Flaherty, Venters and Kimbrel pitch in the same game. Scott Elbert got the first out of the seventh for Los Angeles. Kenley Jansen allowed one hit and struck out four over the next 1 2/3 innings. Atlanta failed to capitalize in the fourth after McCann and Uggla walked on eight straight balls, but Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman flew out and Jason Heyward struck out. Loney went 2-for-3 and is hitting .463 in a span of 54 atbats over his last 13 games, but Rivera, who entered with a .412 average in 51 career atbats against Atlanta, struck out in his first three times up before driving in the deciding run.

Carolina sinks M-Braves with huge comeback By The Associated Press In one nightmarish inning, the Mississippi Braves let a seemingly easy victory slip away. Carolina scored nine runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday night, quickly erasing a six-run deficit before going on to beat the M-Braves 10-9. Bill Rhinehart and Cody Puckett started Carolina’s big comeback with back-to-back homers to cut it to 7-3. The Mudcats then got five consecutive hits, including a tworun single by Brodie Greene to take an 8-7 lead. Rhinehart added an RBI groundout and Jake Kahauleio hit a sacrifice fly to make it


10-7. The M-Braves scored twice in the ninth to get within a run, but left the tying run at third. Ernesto Mejia homered twice for the M-Braves and went 3-for-5 with four RBIs. Cory Harrilchak was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. Rhinehart drove in three runs for Carolina. The loss snapped a fourgame winning streak for the M-Braves as they wind down the season. Mississippi and Carolina will play today at 5:15 p.m. in Kinston, N.C., then conclude the season on Monday with a game beginning at 11 a.m.

The Red Sox had managed all of two runs during a brief two-game skid. The offensive drought ended with flurry, though, as Boston scored eight times in the fourth inning Saturday, including a grand slam by Carl Crawford, in a 12-7 win over the Texas Rangers. “That was our inning to hit and luckily nobody missed pitches,” said Josh Reddick, who had two of his career-high four hits in the fourth. Reddick led off with a single and scored right away when Jarrod Saltalamacchia followed with a home run. The Red Sox added six more hits in 13 at-bats, highlighted by Crawford’s two-out slam to right. The big inning gave Erik Bedard (5-9) more than enough run support to get his first win as a member of the Red Sox. Bedard went six innings, allowing three runs and five hits. He walked four and struck out six. Dustin Pedroia barely missed a grand slam, hitting a shot high off the center-field wall with the bases loaded in the sixth as the Red Sox tagged six Texas pitchers for 16 hits. Adrian Beltre drove in two runs and Esteban German hit a solo homer, his first of the season, to open the ninth for Texas. Colby Lewis (11-10) lasted only 3 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and seven hits. He was pulled shortly after Saltalamacchia’s homer to left tied

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Boston’s Carl Crawford, right, and Texas Rangers catcher Yorvit Torrealba watch Crawford’s grand slam during the fourth inning of Saturday’s game at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won, 12-7. it at 3-all in the fourth. “The man couldn’t get the ball down. If you keep giving these guys an opportunity with runners in scoring position, sooner or later they’ll come through and they really did,” Texas manager Ron Washington said. “In the fourth inning we just couldn’t stop the bleeding. He just couldn’t get the ball down.” Elsewhere in the American League on a busy Saturday, it was the New York Yankees 6, Toronto 4; Oakland 3, Seattle 0; Detroit 9, the Chicago White Sox 8; Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 3; and Kansas City 5, Cleveland 1.

Brewers 8, Astros 2 George Kottaras became the first major league player to hit for the cycle this season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Houston Astros. Kottaras hit a solo homer in the fourth inning off Bud Norris (6-9) to give Milwaukee a 2-0 lead and tripled in the sixth ahead of a two-run shot by Craig Counsell, his first of the year. Kottaras added an RBI single in the seventh and doubled to deep center field off David Carpenter in the ninth for the first cycle by a Brewers hitter since Jody Gerut on May 8,

2010. Colorado slugger Carlos Gonzalez was the last major leaguer to hit for the cycle, on July 31 last season against the Chicago Cubs. According to STATS LLC, two of the last three big league catchers to hit for the cycle did it for Milwaukee: Kottaras and Chad Moeller (2004). Bengie Molina also accomplished the feat for Texas on July 16 last year. Kottaras went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and scored twice. Prince Fielder drove in two runs with a grounder and a single. Chris Narveson (10-6) allowed two runs and four hits over five innings in his first start for the Brewers since Aug. 22. He walked four and struck out four, working out of jams in the second and third. Narveson is trying to overcome a pair of injuries to his pitching hand. He went on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 9 after injuring himself with scissors while repairing his glove. He left his last start on Aug. 22 with an injury to the middle finger on his left hand. Carlos Lee extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a two-run homer for Houston in the fifth. Norris gave up six runs, five earned, and nine hits in 5 1-3 innings. He struck out five. In other National League games, it was Pittsburgh 7, the Chicago Cubs 5; St. Louis 6, Cincinnati 4; Washington 8, the New York Mets 7; Florida 8, Philadelphia 4; Colorado 5, San Diego 4; and Arizona 7, San Francisco 2.


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Keselowski rolling toward Chase HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Brad Keselowski knows these things can’t be explained. For some reason, his car just seems faster than any other machine on the track. Every move he makes is the right one, even though he’s been driving with a sore left ankle. This much he does know: When you get on a roll like this, you want to ride it as long as you can. Keselowski would love to keep it going right through the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. “It’s been an amazing run,” he said at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where he’s preparing for tonight’s next-tolast event before NASCAR’s 10-race playoff begins. “We’ll just ride the wave and hopefully it works out for us.” Keselowski has won two of the last four races — and finished second and third in the others. His performance over the last month has virtually locked up at least a wild card in the NASCAR playoff, and it’s even more amazing since he’s done all this after breaking his left ankle during a road course practice. Some wonder if he’s been able to step up his performance in the top series because he’s skipped the last four Nationwide races, giving his injured ankle more time to heal. Keselowski clearly isn’t buying that theory. He returned to his Nationwide car for the race Saturday night after putting in 66 laps of practice with his Cup team in the No. 2 Dodge. “I wish I could pinpoint what it is,” Keselowski said. “I have a hard time believing that having a broken foot makes you a better race car driver. I just think it’s the team coming together and clicking as one. I’m proud to be part of that.” Keselowski has climbed 10

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Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning the Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol on Aug. 27. Keselowski has won two of the last four races heading into tonight’s AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor speedway.

On TV 6:30 p.m. ESPN Sprint Cup, AdvoCare 500 spots in the standings, putting him just outside the top 10 and a guaranteed shot at the championship. But, with three wins on the year, Keselowski is all but assured of claiming one of two wild cards, which go to the drivers from 11th to 20th with the most victories. “It always works in cycles,” he said. “You try your best to capitalize when you’re on top of the cycle. You try your best to minimize the amount of time when you’re on bottom of the cycle. When you have success, you can try and learn and try and repeat it and try

to minimize the bad part of it. We’re on top of the cycle right now. It can very easily turn around and put us at the bottom of the cycle when it counts in the Chase.” Keselowski will start 14th in tonight’s race. Kasey Kahne, another driver looking for a victory that would bolster his Chances at making the Chase, took the pole on Saturday with a speed of 186.196 mph. Kahne is 15th in the points race and acknowledged he must win tonight or next week in Richmond to have a shot to qualify for the Chase. Points leader Kyle Busch qualified third, one spot ahead of Brian Vickers. Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch round out the top 10.

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‘Eat, drink and party’

TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Blade Runner” — A specialized detective, Harrison Ford, in 2019 Los Angeles receives an order to terminate obsolete android slaves, Rutger Hauer and Sean Young./5:30 on SYFY n SPORTS NASCAR — The Sprint Cup Series makes its lone visit to the Peach State for the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta./6:30 on ESPN n PRIMETIME Sean Young “Mike & Molly” — Mike’s mom and Molly argue about who can take better care of him when he gets ill./8 on CBS

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 Mitzi Gaynor, actress, 80; Jennifer Salt, actress, 67; Martin Chambers, rock musician, 60; Damon Wayans, actor-comedian, 51; Richard Speight Jr., actor, 42; Ione Skye, actress, 41; Wes Bentley, actor, 33; Beyonce, singer-actress, 30; Carter Jenkins, actor, 20; Trevor Gagnon, actor, 16. n DEATH


Jackson doctor files emergency appeal In an 11th hour appeal, lawyers for Michael Jackson’s doctor sought to overturn a judge’s refusal to sequester jurors, arguing they would be “poisoned” by publicity unless they were kept in isolation during the involuntary manslaughter trial. Attorneys late Friday also asked to halt the start of jury selection on Thursday until the isDr. Conrad sue of sequestration is decided by California’s Murray 2nd District Court of Appeal. Dr. Conrad Murray is accused of giving Jackson an overdose of the anesthetic propofol in his home just before the pop star’s 2009 death. Jackson was said to be suffering from insomnia and was desperate for sleep. Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and could face up to four years in prison if convicted.

Saggy pants cost Green Day singer a seat Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong says his sagging pants cost him a seat on a Southwest Airlines flight. The singer-guitarist for the San Francisco Bay area band sent a message to his Twitter followers expressing his indignation at being tossed from an Oakland-to-Burbank flight for wearing his trousers too low. “Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!... No joke!” he wrote. Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins released a statement saying Armstrong was allowed onto the next flight to Burbank and had told a customer relations agent who contacted him he had no further complaints.

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Poodle helps save man from fire Authorities say a toy poodle saved a life in Utah by leading firefighters through his owner’s smoke-filled home to a man asleep in the basement. The dog, named Ted, was spotted by paramedics responding to the fire in West Jordan early Friday. Officials say that when they tried to catch Ted to bring him outside, he headed downstairs instead. They say he waited until they caught up with him, then led them to a 19-year-old man who was sleeping on a couch in the basement.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — In many situations, moneymaking tips given by “insiders” are of little or no value. However, when information comes from one who has made it big, take a second look. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Rather than engage in activities that involve a lot of mental gymnastics as you generally would, you’re likely to find a lot of enjoyment in pursuits that are more on the physical side. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — An investment you thought of as being a loss might suddenly turn a profit. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Something important that has been totally out of your hands is making its way back to you. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You are likely to get a chance to participate in a development that is being run by another and that is doing quite well. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You will be entering into a new cycle in which big opportunities abound, stemming from partnership arrangements. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Should you come up with a good idea regarding a new way to advance your ambitions and aspirations, move on it promptly, even if it is a shot in the dark. Aries (March 21-April 19) — If you want to end up having the upper hand when involved in a competitive situation, whether it involves a sport, game, romance or business, adopt a positive mindset. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Important changes can be made that could have some far-reaching effects. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — When an on-the-spot call needs to be made, do so without hesitation. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — An abundance of opportunities are all around you, both in your personal life and in work-related situations. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Ventures or enterprises you personally direct or have a hand in developing should live up to your expectations.


Reality show ‘Russian Dolls’ stirs controversy NEW YORK (AP) — A mother is lecturing her 23-yearold daughter about her love life, flailing a kitchen knife above her head for emphasis. Mom’s point: She’d like her immigrant daughter, from the former Soviet republic of Moldova, to marry a man with similar roots, keeping the family’s East European Jewish tradition. Alas, the daughter informs mom that she’s already dating a Hispanic man. But she soon dumps him, oncamera, during a restaurant date. The scene is captured in a new TV reality show called “Russian Dolls,” which premiered on the Lifetime cable network in August and is shown Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. It’s been called the Russian “Jersey Shore” or “Real Housewives,” featuring six women and two men, plus colorful extras like Anna Kosov, the mother. They’re all from the former Soviet Union and either live or have lived in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach neighborhood. But only two actually hail from Russia. The show has drawn the wrath of neighbors and community leaders who say it creates a caricature of their immigrant world, turning cast members into “Russians in tacky clothes who do little more than eat, drink and party,” says John Lisyanskiy, founder of the new nonprofit Russian-Speaking American Leadership Caucus and a budget analyst for the New York City Council. The show’s characters do represent “a small portion of our community,” acknowledges Yelena Makhnin, executive director of the Brighton Beach Business Improvement District. But she says her neighborhood by the Brooklyn boardwalk is mostly “a very intelligent, very

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“Russian Dolls” cast member Diana Kosov

On TV “Russian Dolls’ is on Lifetime Sundays at 10:30 p.m. well-educated, hardworking community.” Kosov, a hairdresser, had to mend relations with her Mexican-born boss over remarks she’d made on the show about her daughter, Diana Kosov, dating the Hispanic man. “I told her, ‘I’m not racist,”’ she says. “I love any kind of people.”As for the scene with the knife, “I am not killer!” said Anna Kosov, smiling with amusement. Still, she’s serious about correcting any misunderstanding. She took time on a sunny summer afternoon to join the cast for interviews at the Rasputin nightclub and set things straight. “At that moment, I make borscht!” she explains. “Who is make borscht without knife? I cut vegetables.” The truth is, there’s reality

TV — and then there’s reality. “Is that what it says?” asks Albert Binman, roaring with laughter as he reads a promo describing him as a spiffy 26-year-old, a “wheeler-dealer” who “parties every night” and “wants to marry a nice Russian girl.” “I do not party every night,” he says. “And I want to marry a nice Jewish girl, not necessarily Russian. Or else, why did my parents send me to yeshiva?” A yeshiva is an Orthodox Jewish school. Albert goes to work every day, doing medical billing. He lives in the New York borough of Queens. Real life might be more boring than TV, but not always. A fight between two women in the cast erupted during interviews with The Associated Press at Rasputin. “Get the (expletive) out!” screamed Marina Levitis, 35, who runs the glitzy cabaret with her lawyer husband. The remark is aimed at Sveta Rakhman, a 47-year-old banker

Levitis didn’t know before the series. The women developed a distaste for one another, displayed in a tense upcoming episode set in Rasputin. The latest faceoff was over who would be interviewed first, with Rakhman ending up last “because she came last,” Levitis says angrily. In the series debut, she, her husband and two young children walk out in the middle of an amateur belly-dancing performance by her 56-year-old mother-in-law, Eva Levitis. She “is just my husband’s mother. She’s nobody to me,” Levitis says in the episode. In fact, “we’re a very closeknit family; everybody gets along just fine,” Marina Levitis later tells the AP. But “on TV, you have to shock people, otherwise they’re not going to watch it.” Her mother-in-law brushes off the “she’s nobody” comment with a burst of laughter, explaining that the seeming hostility between them “does not exist, actually.”

Christian family man isn’t right choice for atheist Dear Abby: I have been seeing “Randy” for more than a year. We get along great. He makes me laugh and I can envision us sharing the rest of our lives together. I am an atheist and Randy is a Christian. I don’t mind his family’s views, and I have no problem with religion as long as it isn’t being forced on me. However, thinking about a future with Randy, I wouldn’t want his family’s religious views forced on my children, either. I want them to make their own choices when they’re old enough to understand. Randy wants an “ideal Christian family,” where he raises his children on his terms and with his religious views. I don’t feel children should be forced into something from



birth. Again, I have no problem with Randy’s or his family’s beliefs; I just don’t want them impressed on my children’s young minds. What can we do? — A Mind of My Own Dear Mind of Your Own: You can part friends and agree to disagree. If Randy wants an “ideal Christian family” in which he raises his children “on his terms and with his religious beliefs,” there will be no compromise. And if you are adamant that your children choose their own beliefs when

they’re old enough to understand, you — and they — will be better off if the father you choose for them has similar beliefs.

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


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new on the shelves The Warren County-Vicks- mine people, relationships, and burg Public Library reports on institutions. The entire fabric of humanity depends upon people new books regularly. • “little princes” by Conor depending upon each other for Grennan is the story of one their word, honesty and loyalty. man’s promise to bring home Dr. Laura shares for the first the lost children of Nepal. In time her own personal expesearch of adventure, 29-year- rience with betrayal, humiliaold Conor traded his day job tion and pain which have led for a yearlong trip around the her to a powerful desire for globe, a journey that began with revenge. Millions of Dr. Laura’s listeners struga three-month gle with the stint volunteeridea of taking ing at the Little revenge and Princes Children’s Home, how to accept an orphanage when it cannot be achieved. in war-torn Nepal. Conor For many who was initially h ave b e e n reluctant to volbetrayed, jusunteer, unsure tice may never whether he be served, she had the proper reminds us. skill, or enough Empathetic yet passion, to get never sacchainvolved in a rine, direct yet developing never harsh, Dr. country in the “little princes’ by Conor Laura encourmiddle of a civil ag e s r e a d Grennan war. But he was ers to explore soon overcome their feelings by the herd of rambunctious, and learn to get beyond them, resilient children who would supplying tools they can use challenge and reward him in to achieve fulfilling, contented a way that he had never imag- lives, free of rancor and the ined. When Conor learned the need to settle scores. Powerunthinkable truth about the sit- ful and thought-provoking, uation, he was stunned: The this book gives readers the children were not orphans emotional defense they need at all. Child traffickers were to overcome the worst life will promising families in remote throw at them, whether it’s a villages to protect their chil- cheating spouse, a lying sibling dren from the civil war — for a or a ruthless colleague. huge fee — by taking them to • “The Chicken Chronicles” safety. They would then aban- by Alice Walker is a record of don the children far from home, her remarkable experiences. in the chaos of Nepal’s capital, For the past several years, on Kathmandu. For Conor, what a farm north of San Francisco, began as a footloose adven- the celebrated writer Alice ture becomes a commitment Walker has diligently cared for to reunite the children he had a flock of chickens. Over time, grown to love with their fami- her blossoming relationship lies, but this would be no small with “her girls” developed in task. unexpected ways, becoming a • “The Strawberry Letter” source of inspiration, strength by Shirley Strawberry offers a and spiritual discovery. Her message of strength. Co-host flock even helped Walker conof the nationally syndicated nect more profoundly with Steve Harvey Morning Show, her own past as a girl in rural Shirley delivers more of the no- Georgia. By turns uplifting and nonsense woman-to-woman heartbreaking, this book lets us straight talk her listeners have see a new and deeply personal come to love. Shirley tells it like side of one of the greatest writit is — from the heart. Whether ers of our time. It is also a powthe topic is cheating boyfriends, erful touchstone for anyone crazy mothers-in-law, job trou- seeking a deeper connection bles, or money problems, Shir- with the natural world. ley’s girlfriend-next-door hon• “The New Cool” by Neal esty has made the Strawberry Bascomb is the story of a Letters segment of the show a visionary teacher, his FIRST huge hit. Now, in this uplifting Robotics team, and the ultimotivational guide, she brings mate battle of smarts. On a her vivacious, inspirational, Monday afternoon, in high and down-to-earth message to school gyms across the counwomen everywhere. try, kids were battling for the • “The Squeaky Wheel” by only glory American culture Guy Winch explains how to seems to want to dispense to complain the right way to get the young these days: sports results, improve your relation- glory. But at the engineerships, and enhance self-esteem. ing academy at Dos Pueblos In the days of the horse and High School in Goleta, Calif., carriage, we complained much in a gear-cluttered classroom, less, and when we did, our com- a different type of “cool” was plaints were more likely to get brewing. A physics teacher results. Today we complain with a dream — the first high about everything — yet most school teacher ever to win a of us grumble, vent, and kvetch MacArthur genius award — neither expecting nor getting had rounded up a band of highmeaningful resolutions. Wast- I.Q. students who wanted to put ing prodigious amounts of time their technical know-how to and energy on unproductive work. If you asked these braicomplaints can take an emo- niacs what the stakes were tional and psychological toll the first week of their projon our moods and well-being. ect, they’d have told you it was We desperately need to relearn all about winning a robotics the art of complaining effec- competition: building the ultitively. Psychotherapist Winch mate robot and prevailing in a offers practical and psycholog- machine-to-machine contest in ically grounded advice on how front of 25,000 screaming fans to determine what to complain at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. For about and what to let slide. He their mentor, Amir Abo-Shaeer, demonstrates how to convey much more hung in the balour complaints in ways that ance. Amir had a vision of eduencourage cooperation and cation that was not based on increase the likelihood of get- rote learning but on active creting resolution to our dissat- ation. He wanted a more robust isfactions. The principles he academy at Dos Pueblos and he spells out apply whether we are knew he was poised to make dealing with a rude store clerk, that dream a reality. To get a bureaucrat, a co-worker, our the necessary funding all he teenager, or a spouse or partner needed was one flashy win. who’s driving us crazy. Com• “The Price of Everything” plaining constructively can be by Edurado Porter solves the personally empowering and it mystery of why we pay what can significantly strengthen we do. This book starts with a our personal familial and work simple premise: there is a price relationships. Applying our behind each choice, whether newfound complaining skills we’re deciding to have a baby, to customer-service represen- drive a car or buy a book. We tative, corporate leaders, and often fail to appreciate just elected officials increases the how critical prices are as motiodds that our comment will be vating forces. But their power taken seriously. becomes clear when distorted • “Surviving a Shark Attack prices steer our decisions the (On Land)” by Dr. Laura wrong way. • Schlessinger tells how to overcome betrayal and dealing Denise Hogan is reference interlibrary with revenge. Betrayals are loan librarian at the Warren Countyfrightening, destructive, pain- Vicksburg Public Library. Write to her at ful, humiliating, and so very 700 Veto St., Vicksburg, MS 39180. hard to repair. Betrayals under-

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LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — for a hurricane threat to the The Farmers’ Almanac has a Southeast between Aug. 28 and hole punched in the corner, 31 this year. Hurricane Irene made for hanging it on a hook made landfall in North Caroin the outhouse “library” in lina on Aug. 27 — though critthe olden days. These days, ics might note that predicting though, there are some higher- a hurricane in August is like tech options, including social shooting fish in a barrel. Geiger said people shouldn’t networks, cell phones and be surprised that the almae-readers. Known for forecasts that use nac’s website gets 21 million page views an old-fasheach year, has ioned formula, 32,000 fans on the almanac Facebook and now has a a large Twitter mobile webfollowing. site for smart But the print phones and version isn’t nearly 6,000 folgoing away. lowers on TwitThe almanac ter. More than has a circula30,000 people tion of 4 mil“like” the publion, including lication’s Faceretail editions b o o k p ag e . and promoBy year’s end tional versions there’ll be softgiven away by ware applicabusinesses. tions for Kindle, The forecast, Nook and iPad. Karen Shack- The 2012 Farmers’ Almanac along with recipes, brainteasles, of Dillon, Colo., follows the almanac on ers, trivia and tips for resourceTwitter and Facebook, checks ful living, comprise a formula its website and receives its that’s largely unchanged from e-mail newsletter. She likes the the first publication in 1818. folksy style of the almanac and appreciates its embrace of technology. She and her husband use the information for their snow-plowing business. “We try to reach out to see who is giving some longrange forecasts and then we go through them all and put them together and come up with what we might expect for the winter,” she said. “The Farmers’ Almanac is one of the best sources for long-range forecasts.” The latest version of the annually updated almanac, released this week, is predicting stormier-than-usual weather this winter from the Middle Atlantic to New England. Its reclusive weather prognosticator, who works under the pseudonym Caleb Weatherbee, sums it up as a winter of “Clime and Punishment.” “This one is definitely wet, and definitely stormy,” said Editor Peter Geiger. “Depending upon where you are, it’s going to be either snow or rain.” Elsewhere, the weather formula dating to the 1800s suggests it’ll be colder than usual in the Upper Midwest and wetter than usual in the Pacific Northwest. Conventional forecasters don’t put much stock in the almanac formula that uses sunspots, planetary alignment and tidal action, nor do they for its main competitor, the New Hampshire-based Old Farmer’s Almanac, which will be released later this month. Kathy Vreeland, with the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, suggests the almanac takes “artistic license” with its longterm forecasts. “It’s tradition. It’s folklore. And it’s fun,” Vreeland said. “That’s the whole thing. You don’t base your vacation on their forecast. You have fun with it.” The almanac has a mixed track record. In the last volume it called for a “fair, cold Christmas holiday” in the Northeast for Dec. 24-27, 2010. That’s when the region got clobbered by a blizzard that dumped more than 2 feet of snow and crippled cities for days. On the other hand, it called

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Warren-Yazoo gets statewide award Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Service has been honored by Friends of the Mississippi State Hospital with a Together We Make a Difference Award. The honor was presented during the Community Mental Health Centers’ annual awards ceremony Aug. 24. Also receiving a Together We Make a Difference Award was Timber Hills Mental Health Service, in the CMHC’s Region 4. WYMH is in Region 15. The CMHC is a network of 15 regional centers offering community-based mental health services to Mississippi’s 82 counties. Mississippi State Hospital is at Whitfield and is operated by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. WYMH’s offices are in Vicksburg and Yazoo City. Timber Hills serves people in Tippah, Alcorn, Tishomingo, Prentiss and Desoto counties.

Retired Entergy exec honored for work Retired Entergy Nuclear South president John McGaha has received the American Nuclear Society’s Utility Leadership Award. McGaha, of Ridgeland, has more than 32 years of experience with Entergy’s nuclear program, and served as president of the five nuclear units in its southern service area — two units at Arkansas Nuclear One; and single units at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson, south of Vicksburg, River Bend Station in St. Francisville, La., and Waterford 3, in south Louisiana. He also was a member of the American Nuclear Society board, chairman of the ANS-Utility Integration Oversight Committee, and worked on advisory committees for the Nuclear Energy Institute and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations. He is currently on the NuScale Power advisory board for a new small modular reactor design, and works part time as an independent consultant to the nuclear industry. He is a Tulane University graduate in electrical engineering and served in the U.S. Navy nuclear submarine program for five years. He retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1994 with the rank of captain.

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Creativity vital to state’s purse, official says By Terri Cowart Frazier The arts and creative fields are key contributors to Mississippi’s economy, said Malcolm White, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission. “The conception of most people is that supporting the arts only focuses on painting, music and dance, but in reality the creative fields include designers, architects and professors — to name a few,” White told Vicksburg Lions Club members Wednesday. For example, White said, the creation of the Mississippi Blues Trail, has been an “economic plus.” The trail is comprised of blues history markers, with at least four in Vicksburg, set up in towns that might otherwise go unnoticed. Other areas profiting from creativity, White said, are Ocean Springs, on the Coast; Oxford, hometown of Ole

‘The conception of most people is that supporting the arts only focuses on painting, music and dance, but in reality the creative fields include designers, architects and professors — to name a few.’ Malcolm White

Director, Mississippi Arts Commission Miss; and the historic Fondren District in Jackson. Also, “The Help,” a movie based on the best-seller book by Kathryn Stockett that tells of Jackson in the 1960s, is filling box office coffers — and it was filmed in Mississippi. “Creative people help develop a creative community,” White said. Arts businesses are popping up in Vicksburg. Tammy Tillotson is, by day, a teacher at South Park Elementary — and moonlights as an art instructor. She has started That’s Sooo Cool, which specializes in youth

and adult classes. In a room beneath the Cricket Box on Halls Ferry Road, Tillotson guides adults through a painting and, in about three hours, they have their own pieces of art to take home. “Even though students are painting the same design,” she said, “everyone has their own technique and style.” Lauren Bolar, one of Tillotson’s adult students, said, “I have no talent, and I thought this would be a good way to start. It’s a great way to relax after work, too.” Bridget Tisdale’s Easely Amused, with locations in

Ridgeland and Flowood, runs off the same concept. “We have a guest artist every month,” said Jessica Wood, an employee of the business. Art has a place in education, too, White said. “Schools generally focus on left-brain (or logical) thinking,” he said, “when, in essence, we need to be teaching from both sides of the brain.” Lisa Grant, a Vicksburg High School teacher with 30 years under her belt and a side business as an art instructor, said, “Art absolutely does miracles. It teaches hands-on learning, problem-solving skills and promotes self-esteem.” Even if a person is not a natural at art, he or she can learn, she said. “When the kids first started coming to class they were a bit hesitant, but now they are running to class See Art, Page B10.

50 years of style Barber Billy Downey cuts Shane Quimby’s hair Thursday, the 50th anniversary of Downey’s Barber & Style Shop on Clay Street. Downey, 71, first worked in road construction, he said, but quickly realized it was not his style. He graduated from Hinds Community College’s barber school in 1959 and began working for Butler’s Barber Shop, downtown. In 1961, Downey opened his own shop at 2837 Clay St., and has been there since. Todd Downey, his son, is taking barber classes and the plan is for him to run the shop once his father retires. “I told him to go over there and get his diploma and come back over here and I’d teach him to cut hair,” Downey said.

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NEW YORK — When it comes to mobile shopping, so far there’s more buzz than buy. As the number of people who use iPhones and other smartphones grows, companies selling everything from hardware to high fashion are touting all the new applications they’re rolling out that enable shoppers to do anything from check a store’s inventory while in the dressing room to order prescriptions. Retailers are betting that selling their wares on a device that people carry around all day can encourage Americans to spend money during an economic downturn in which they’re making fewer impulse buys in their bricks-and-mortar stores. But so far, consumers mostly are using their phones to look up locations and compare prices and stopping short of tapping the “buy” button. Why? In part because they find it hard to shop on the tiny screens and they don’t quite think it’s safe to input their credit card information into their phone. To be sure, mobile purchases are growing faster than online sales, which are increasing at around 10 percent a year. But mobile commerce is expected to account for $6 billion, or just 2 percent of overall e-commerce sales this year, according to Forrester Research. By 2016, that figure could rise to $31 billion — still a sliver of electronic sales. “The transactions aren’t anywhere close to a big number,” says Siva Kumar, whose company, TheFind, offers mobile price-checking applications. “But the first stage of any revolution is that people start using the new tool.” The use of smartphones is indeed growing. There are 82 million smartphones in circulation today in the U.S. — one in every three people 13 and older owns one — and that figure is expected to double by 2015. And smartphone users are increasingly using mobile applications: The average user spends 81 minutes a day using mobile apps, more time than is spent Web browsing on a computer or other device, according to mobile analytics firm Flurry. But smartphone-users are spending most of their time playing games, checking social networks, taking video, accessing maps and getting sports scores, according to digital research firm comScore. Shopping, meanwhile, ranks at No. 13, with less than 7 percent of mobileusers accessing online retail stores through their phones. Retailers are partly to blame for shoppers’ apathy. Less than a third of retailers polled by the National Retail See Mobile, Page B10.


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Redbox’s golden opportunity: Higher Netflix prices SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is giving Redbox a golden opportunity to gain some ground. Beginning Thursday, Netflix, the largest U.S. video subscription service, hit its nearly 25 million U.S subscribers with rate increases of as much as 60 percent. The sticker shock is expected to make Redbox, which rents DVDs for $1 per day through kiosks, even more enticing to movie-lovers. “We are very cognizant of the value of the dollar,” said Gary Cohen, Redbox’s senior vice president of marketing and consumer experience. “Redbox is all about simplicity, convenience and value.” Netflix Inc.’s higher prices will drive business to video rental chain Blockbuster and other home entertainment rivals, too, but none are better positioned to take advantage of the disruption than Redbox, according to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. That’s because millions of people are expected to keep paying for a Netflix service that streams video over highspeed Internet connections, but will look for other places to rent DVDs at a low price. Most people won’t have to go far before coming across a Redbox kiosk; two-thirds of

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Gary Cohen, senior vice president of marketing and customer experience at Redbox, by a working kiosk at the company’s offices in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. the U.S. population now lives within a five-minute drive of one of the company’s red vending machines, which are largely stationed in Walmarts, drug stores, supermarkets and convenience stores. Netflix, which is based in Los Gatos, has given its subscribers little reason to stray until now. Its service emerged as a household staple during the past few years while bundling

rented DVDs through the mail with unlimited Internet video streaming for as little as $10 per month. Keeping both of those options will cost $16 per month under Netflix’s new pricing system. Netflix predicts about 10 million customers will avoid the higher prices by limiting their subscriptions to an $8-per-month streaming plan that doesn’t include the latest theatrical releases

available on DVD and pay-perview. Pachter believes somewhere between 2 million to 3 million customers will simply close their Netflix accounts and abandon the service entirely to protest the higher prices. Without providing specifics, a Netflix forecast issued in late July acknowledged its higher prices will result in an unusually high cancellation rate.

During the past year, Netflix averaged 2.8 million cancellations per quarter. That compared with an average of 5.2 million new subscribers every three months during the same period. Netflix isn’t certain it will attract enough new customers to offset the cancellations in the three months ending in September. If the projections pan out, a large audience of DVD renters will be up for grabs during the next few months. The Netflix backlash is expected to be a boon for Redbox mainly because its in-store kiosks have become almost as ubiquitous as the red envelopes that Netflix uses to deliver DVDs. In the past two years, Redbox owner Coinstar Inc. has more than doubled the number of DVD rental kiosks to 33,300. Compare that to Blockbuster, which is down to 1,500 stores in the U.S. after a bankruptcy filing last year led to its $234 million sale to Dish Network Corp. earlier this year. Redbox also offers something Netflix doesn’t: video game rentals for $2 per day. It also plans to begin selling an Internet streaming service before the end of the year, but hasn’t provided many details about it yet.



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Federation in May said they have a fully implemented mobile strategy, which might include an application available for download by iPhone, Droid-and Blackberry-users. It’s far less pleasurable to hunt down a new pair of boots when it requires zooming in and out of a site that’s not oriented to the mobile screen, shoppers say. For instance, Sara Margulis, who runs an online wedding gift registry in Sonoma County, Calif., uses her iPhone to buy books and diapers on Amazon, but sticks to her home computer for the majority of her electronic purchases in part because she likes the larger screen. “If I know what I want, and it’s on Amazon, I’ll do it on my phone,” she says, “but not if it requires a lot of research.” Another big impediment is the payment process. Typing billing information into a phone can be tedious and time-consuming, and many shoppers aren’t convinced that mobile sites are safe. In one Forrester poll, 44 percent of shoppers said they would use the mobile Web to make purchases if the payment services were more secure.

Sucharita Mulpuru, a Forrester analyst, says mobile payments are generally safe and this is a “perception issue” stemming from fear of the unknown. Overall, she says, it will take some time for Americans to fully embrace mobile shopping — just as they did with online shopping. After all, people were playing games of Solitaire on their computers before they were willing to shop on web sites. “You have to walk before you run,” she says. “You have to do things that are easy that don’t require you to give up your money first.” A few retailers are far ahead in mobile shopping. Although she hasn’t tested a lot of sites on her iPhone because her AT&T cell phone plan caps the amount of data she can use each month, Nancy Pelaia, who works at a Christian college in Beaver Falls, Pa., said she likes shopping on the app from QVC, which is more cutting edge than many other retailers’ mobile apps. It syncs up with the salespitch TV network, showing shoppers the item currently being sold on-air. Additionally, users’ payment info is stored, so they need only

land transfers No commercial land transfers were recorded in the Chancery Clerk’s Office for the week ending Sept. 2, 2011.

sales tax revenue The City of Vicksburg receives 18.5 percent of all sales taxes collected by businesses in the city limits. Revenues to the city lag actu-

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

June 2011.....................$601,976 Fiscal year 2010-11 to date... $5,372,334

June 2010.....................$609,165 2009-10 fiscal year to date..... $5,467,142

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

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

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

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

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

enter a four-digit passcode to complete the purchase. “I usually have my phone sitting right there, and they make it very easy,” Pelaia says. The most successful mobile shopping sites are eBay and Amazon, which together account for four out of every five mobile shopping transactions. eBay reported nearly $2 billion in mobile sales last year — more than tripling its 2009 total — and it expects to reach $4 billion this year. And last July, Amazon capped off a 12-month period of mobile sales exceeding $1 billion. Both companies were early to invest in mobile, but just as importantly, they’ve been able to smooth the checkout process by accepting PayPal or storing payment information in users’ accounts. They’ve also worked to make searching simpler. With Amazon’s price-checking app, for instance, you can speak the name of an item and it will show the lowest price in its marketplace. And with eBay, customers can receive a notification when they’ve been outbid or the bidding is ending for a particular item. “You can be in a meeting

and you can bid then and there,” said eBay’s spokeswoman Katherine Chui. Their strategies seem to be working. In July, Amazon capped off a 12-month period of mobile sales exceeding $1 billion. And eBay, which said its iPhone app has been downloaded 18 million times, reported nearly $2 billion in mobile sales last year — more than tripling its 2009 total — and it expects to reach $4 billion this year. But other companies say even if consumers aren’t overwhelmingly using their apps to make purchases on their phones, the devices still are driving in-store purchases. Target, Best Buy, American Eagle Outfitters and others are boosting sales with a third-party mobile application called Shopkick that gives customers special offers anytime they step into their stores. And inside The Home Depot, a shopper can launch the store’s app and get more information about a lawn mower or other item without having to ask a salesperson.

because they enjoy it so much,” she said. “Kids are totally amazed they can do something like that.” H.C. Porter, an artist who operates a gallery in downtown Vicksburg, is working on a project called “Blues@ Home.” She also documented the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and that project was called “Backyards and Beyond: Mississippians and Their Stories.” “Blues@Home” will feature photos, paintings and audio interviews with blues leg-

PORTFOLIO Goldman will lead Corps center The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has named Ron Goldman director of the National Modeling, Mapping and Consequence Production Center. The center supports Ron Goldman more than 20 Corps districts. Goldman began his career with the Vicksburg District in 1977. He was chief of the Corps’ Engineering and Construction Division’s hydraulics branch. A native of Philadelphia, he has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers, the Corps’ Dam Safety Steering Committee, and is a registered professional engineer in Mississippi. He is married to the former Rita Dickinson of Carthage, and they have two daughters, Heather Hood of Southaven and Holly Porter of Vicksburg. They are members of Bowmar Baptist Church.

ends from across the state. “My hope is that this project will raise awareness nationally and internationally to Mississippi’s contribution to American music and bring much-needed tourism to the state,” she said. White said it’s up to Mississippians to promote Mississippi. “By learning to tell our story, we are building up the community,” he said. “We have allowed other people to tell our story, but with a cultural community we can tell our own story.”

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Beautiful Bride set for Sept. 17 The annual Beautiful Bride Showcase at the Vicksburg Convention Center will be Sept. 17. The event, set up like a wedding and reception and featuring vendors and a bridal fashion show, will run from 5 to 8 p.m. The theme is “ love.” Admission is free for brides and $15 for others. Call the VCC at 601-630-2929.

Musical, magical show set at SCHC

SCHC seeks knitters for four-day class The Southern Cultural Heritage Center will offer a fourday knitting workshop. From 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays this month, Brenda Harrower, instructor, will teach students how to create a small sock and an adult sock. Harrower has been certified by the National Yarn Council since 1985. Participants must be comfortable with knit and purl stitching. The cost is $80 for members and $90 for nonmembers, and will include all supplies. Reservations are required. For more information, call 631-2997 or e-mail info@

Annual hawk watch at VNMP Sept. 17 The Jackson Audubon Society’s annual hawk migration watch will be Sept. 17 at the Vicksburg National Military Park. From 9 a.m. to noon, JAS expert birder Skip Anding will lead the watch at Fort Hill. The group will meet at the VNMP parking lot at 9 a.m., or at Fort Hill. Entrance to the park is $8 per car. For more information, call 601-956-7444 or visit www.

Downtown geared up for Hit the Bricks Hit the Bricks, an afterhours shopping event in downtown businesses, will be Thursday. From 5:30 to 8 p.m., businesses along Washington and adjoining streets will be open to diners and shoppers. For more information, call Vicksburg Main Street at 601-634-4527 or 601-831-8043, or e-mail kimh@vicksburg. org.

Youth orchestra seeks musicians for fall Auditions for the Mississippi Youth Symphony Orchestra’s fall season will be Saturday. Instrumentalists ages 6 to 22 may audition at the F.D. Hall Music Center at Jackson State University. The Jackson State campus is at 1400 J.R. Lynch St. For audition times, call 601983-7380 or e-mail mysoms@

Gourd Festival in two weekends The second annual Mississippi Gourd Festival is set for Sept. 17 and 18 in Raleigh. The festival will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18 and will feature handcrafted items and workshops. Smith County Agricultural Complex is located at 131 Oil Field Road. For more information, call 601-782-9444, visit, or e-mail miketom1950@yahoo. com.

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Bill Peterson, curator of Interpretation for the Montana Heritage Commission, stands with the Gypsy.

Collectors champing at bits for rare Gypsy Century-old fortune-teller could be last

ago, and collectors realized the machine was one of two or three “verbal” fortune tellers left in the world. One of those collectors, magician David Copperfield, said he thinks she is even rarer than that. By The Associated Press “I think it’s only one of one,” Copperfield said in a VIRGINIA CITY, Mont. — recent telephone interview The Gypsy sat for decades with The Associated Press. in a restaurant amid the Old Copperfield wanted the West kitsch that fills this Gypsy to be the crown jewel former gold rush town, her in his collection of turn-of the unblinking gaze greeting the century penny arcade games. tourists who shuffled in from It would occupy a place of the creaking wooden sidepride among the magician’s walk outside. mechanized Yacht Race, Some mistook her for Temple of Mystery and variZoltar, the fortune-telling ous machines that tested a machine featured in the Tom person’s strength. Hanks movie “Big.” Others Copperfield took one acknowllook at those Word got out when edged piercing eyes and got the the Montana Heritage approaching the curaheebie-jeeCommission began tors about bies so bad they couldn’t restoring the Gypsy more buying the Gypsy a few get away fast than five years ago, and years ago enough. But until collectors but declined to say what a few years realized the he offered. ago, nobody, not even her machine Janna Norby, the Montana owner, knew was one of Heritage the nonfunctioning two or three Commission curator machine gath‘verbal’ who received ering dust in the call from Bob’s Place fortune Copperfield’s was an undistellers left in the world. assistant, covered treait was in sure sitting One of those collectors, said the ballpark in plain sight magician David of $2 million, in this ghost along with town-turnedCopperfield, said he a proposal themed tourthinks she is even rarer to replace it ist attraction. another The than that. ‘I think it’s only with fortune-tell100-yearone of one,’ he said. ing machine. old fortune On top of teller was an that, he extremely pledged to promote Virginia rare find. Instead of dispensCity in advertisements. ing a card like Zoltar, the But Heritage commission Gypsy would actually speak curators, representing the your fortune from a hidden Gypsy’s owner — the state record player. When you of Montana — rejected the dropped a nickel in the slot, idea, saying cashing in on her eyes would flash, her this piece of history would be teeth would chatter and her akin to selling their souls. voice would come floating “If we start selling our colfrom a tube extending out of lection for money, what do the 8-foot-tall box. we have?” said Norby, the Word got out when the commission’s former curator Montana Heritage Commisof collections. sion began restoring the Gypsy more than five years

See Gypsy, Page C6.

The 100-year-old fortune teller was an extremely rare find. Instead of dispensing a card like Zoltar, the Gypsy would actually speak your fortune from a hidden record player. When you dropped a nickel in the slot, her eyes would flash, her teeth would chatter and her voice would come floating from a tube extending out of the 8-foot-tall box.

A “21st century one-man vaudeville show” is headed to the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, its director says. “This is a show like you have not seen in this town,” said Annette Kirklin. Joe M. Turner, a Brandon native, will entertain guests with his sleightof-hand tricks and One Enchantpsychoed Evening logical will begin illusions . at 6:30 p.m. The event, Thursday called One with a social, Enchanted followed by Evening, the show. will start Tickets are Thurs$25 for memday at 6:30 bers, $30 for p.m. with a social, nonmembers followed and $225 for by the a corporate/ show at 7. private table. Turner Visit the SCHC is a motior Paper Plus, vational call 601-631speaker 2997 or log and coron to oneenporate chantedeveenterning.eventtainer in Atlanta. He is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, the Society of American Magicians, the International Brotherhood of Magicians, The Magic Circle in London and the Fellowship of Christian Magicians. He has been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “Nightline” and the Headline News network. Turner attended Mississippi State University, where he studied physics and theater. He is a pianist, vocalist, composer and playwright. He has a business background and was working in the corporate world in Atlanta before his physics, musical theater and business backgrounds merged. “What I do now embodies all the things that I studied,” he said. “It’s a roller coaster ride — and I’m not getting off.” Turner said his performance at the SCHC Thursday will join music and magic. “The music will be a part of the experience of the magic,” he said. “There will be elements of fun, comedy, laughter and some jaw-dropping entertainment.” Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers and $225 for a corporate/private table, and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, punch and a cash bar. They are available at the SCHC and Paper Plus, or may be charged by phone at 601-631-2997 or by visiting Turner’s website is www.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

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Poetry Out Loud seeking students for contest The 2011-2012 Poetry Out Loud Program is seeking high school participants. The Mississippi Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation are sponsoring the poetry memorization and recitation program, which runs through December. Poetry Out Loud is for grades nine through 12 and includes free materials, instructional guides and live professional assistance. Beginning at the classroom level, winners advance to a schoolwide competition, regional and state contests and to the National Finals. To participate, schools must register by Nov. 18. Visit For more information, call 601-327-1294, e-mail or visit and click on the POL logo.

Monroe museum sets art, photo classes The Masur Museum in Monroe will offer an adult print-making class and a beginner digital photo class. The print-making class will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $130 for members and $170 for nonmembers. The digital photography

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from staff reports class will be Tuesdays from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11 through Nov. 15. The cost is $120 for members and $160 for nonmembers. To register, call 318-3292237. The Masur Museum is at 1400 South Grand.

Children’s museum sets Saturday events The Mississippi Children’s Museum will offer Saturday art activities this month. Classes will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The schedule: • Saturday — Grandparents Day. • Sept. 17 — Papel Picado Day to celebrate the history and culture of Mexico. • Sept. 24 — Birthday party for Muppets creator Jim Henson. Admission to the museum is $8. For more information, call 601-981-5469 or visitwww. The Mississippi Children’s Museum is located at 2145 Highland Drive in Jackson.

Preservation tips on tap in Delta The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture, the

Call 866-447-3275 or visit Guests must be at least 21.

B.B. King Museum and the Delta Interpretive Center will host a weekend program. “Treasures” will feature presentations, hands-on activities and preservation tips from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at the B.B. King Museum, 400 Second St. in Indianola. The free event will help Delta-area residents identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance that may be tucked away in closets, attics and basements of their homes. For more information, call 202-633-5285, 202-633-1000 or visit

The 39th annual Cottonland Cluster dog shows will run through Monday at the Monroe Civic Center Arena. Shows will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include allbreed shows and 24 speciality shows. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Call 318-644-4498 or visit The Monroe Civic center is at 401 Lee Joyner Expressway.

Country duo set for Pearl River show

Frogs will kick off museum lectures

Montgomery Gentry will perform Oct. 8 at the the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw. The show will be at 8 p.m. at the Arena at Golden Moon Casino. Tickets range from $10 to $50 and may be purchased at Ticketmaster. com. Montgomery Gentry’s hits include “Gone,” “She Didn’t Tell Me” and “Break My Heart Again.” The resort, operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, is off Mississippi 16 West. It includes two casinos, a golf course and a water park.

The endangered Mississippi gopher frog and others will be discussed at the Rotwein Theatre at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. From noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, biologist Kathy Shelton will explain her Mississippi Amphibian Monitoring Program and other frog conservation efforts. Visitors also may tour the “Frogs:

Dog show today, Monday in Monroe

local happenings In town Second annual Bricks and Spokes 8-11 a.m. Oct. 1, beginning at China and Washington streets; 10-, 30- and 50-mile bike rides; $30 before Friday, $35 after; 601634-4527,, or

17th annual Downtown Fall Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct.1; sidewalk sales, food, live entertainment and children’s activities; 601-634-4527 or downtownvicksburg. org.

Fourth annual Classics in the Courtyard Noon-1 p.m. at Southern Cultural Heritage Center; entertainment, free; lunch, $9 with reservations due by 5 p.m. Thursdays; Oct. 14: Celtic folk music by Nick and Julia Blake, lunch by Southern Sisters Cafe; Oct. 21: classic pop and country favorites by Maria Signa and Jim Robinson, lunch by Martin’s at Midtown; Oct. 28: classic pops and originals by Osgood and Blaque, lunch by Goldie’s Express; Nov. 4: classic blues, rock, pop and originals by Patrick Smith, lunch by Palmertree Catering; 601-631-2997 or

Vicksburg Cruisers Car Club Red Carpet Classic Auto and Bike Show Sept. 17 at Blackburn Motor Co. on North Frontage Road; registration, 8-11 a.m.; poker run, 10 a.m.; awards, 3 p.m.; 601-4150421, 601-831-2597.

and older, $7 for students and $5 for younger than 12; tickets for “Gold in the Hills,” other shows vary; Contact: Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-636-0471 or

Southern Cultural Heritage Center “One Enchanted Evening”: 7 p.m. Thursday; $25 members, $30 nonmembers, $225 corporate tables; cash bar available; tickets at SCHC, Paper Plus, oneenchantedevening.eventbrite. com.; Beginner Spanish course: 5:30-7 p.m. Sept.13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4, 11, 18; Olivia Foshee, VWSD Spanish teacher, instructor; $70 members, $75 nonmembers; Wreath workshop: 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 20; Beau Lutz of Belvedere & Co., instructor; $55 members, $60 nonmembers; supplies provided; Two-day drawing workshop: 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 26-27; Mark Bleakley, instructor; $55 members, $60 nonmembers; Contact: 601-6312997, or

Out of Town Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k walk Oct. 8; registration, 7:30 a.m.; opening ceremony, 8:30; walk, 9; south steps of the Capitol on High Street in Jackson; 601-3215500,

National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Bike MS Oct. 8-9; begins at Baptist Healthplex in Clinton, ends at Battlefield Inn in Vicksburg; 35-mile, 75-mile, 150-mile routes; 601856-5831,

Free Mississippi Museum of Art admission Constitution Week kickoff 4 p.m. Sept.17 at Old Court House Museum; bell-ringing ceremony by Ashmead Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; 202-628-1776, 601-629-7655.

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

23rd annual Over the River Run 8 a.m. Oct. 8; 5-mile run, 5-mile walk, 1-mile fun run; U.S. 80 bridge over the Mississippi River; entry fees: $25 individual, $15 for 10 and younger, $55 for family of five, $75 for corporate or civic teams of three to five members; $5 added after Oct.1; 601631-2997.

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

River Region Medical Center Women’s Health Expo 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19; Vicksburg Convention Center; $23 for fashion show, lunch; booth fees: $75 for nonprofits, $150 for others; 601-883-6916, 601-883-5217.

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

Vicksburg Theatre Guild Performances: “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sept. 16-17, 2 p.m. Sept. 11 and 18; opening night reception, Friday; Auditions: “It’s A Wonderful Life,” 2-5 p.m. Sept. 17 and 6-8:30 p.m. Sept. 19-20 for Dec. 2-4 and 9-11 shows; “Forever Plaid,” 2-5 p.m. Oct. 1-2 for Jan. 20-22 and 27-29 shows; “The Foreigner,” Feb. 11-12 for May 4-6 and 11-13 shows; Tickets for main-stage plays: $12 for adults, $10 for 55

For active duty military personnel and their families through Monday; 380 S. Lamar St., Jackson; 601-960-1515 or

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

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

For kids FitZone Elite Cheer Fall Schedule Runs through Dec. 20; Mondays: 4:15-5:15 p.m. for ages 4-8; 5:15-6:15 for 9 and older; and 6:15-7:15 for advanced students 7 and older; Tuesdays: 4:15-5:15 for 9 and older; 5:15-6:15 for ages 4-8; Thursdays: 5:15-6:15 for 9 and older; Fees: $50 per month, $25 registration fee for new members; Location: next to Tan Tastic in Big Lots shopping area on South Frontage Road; Contact: Liz Curtis, 601-638-3778 or

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

Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St., 601-638-1000, Free at Bottleneck Blues Bar: • Dr. Zarr’s Funkmonster ­— Variety/funk; Friday-Saturday.

Beyond Green” exhibit. Lectures will continue each first Tuesday, except December and January. The schedule: • Oct. 4 — “Horseshoe Crabs: Social and Ecological Relevance, Fringe Lifestyles, and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.” • Nov. 1 — “On the Move: Remarkable Migrations of the River Shrimp.”

Children’s book writer set for Monroe event The Ouachita River Art Gallery in Monroe will feature a children’s book writer and illustrator Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Linda Snider Ward, a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Canine Art Guild, will discuss her work. Snider’s illustrations are at and Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and admission is free. The gallery is located at 308 Trenton St. Fall 318-322-2380. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for ages 3 to 18, $5 for 60 and older and free for children younger than 3. The museum is located at 2148 Riverside Drive. For more information, call 601-354-7303 or visit www.

Eddie Montgomery, left, and Troy Gentry of the country duo Montgomery Gentry Submitted to the Vicksburg Post

• Jarekus Singleton — R&B/blues; Sept. 16-17. • The King Beez — ­ R&B/blues; Sept. 23-24. • The Beat Daddy’s — Blues/variety; Sept. 30-Oct.1. Free at the Cabaret Lounge: • Area Code — Variety; Friday-Saturday. • LaNise Kirk — Variety; Sept. 16-17. • Sinamon Leaf — Variety; Sept. 23-24. • Groove Inc. — Variety; Sept.30-Oct.1.

Vicksburg Auditorium, 901 Monroe St., 601-630-2929 • Bryan Adams, An Exclusive Engagement — 8 p.m. Oct.11 at Vicksburg Auditorium; $37, $52 and $77;, Vicksburg Convention Center box office on Mulberry Street or 800-745-3000.

Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge, 4451 Clay St., 601-636-3761 On stage, with a cover charge, at 9:15 p.m.: • Snazz — Friday-Saturday.

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

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

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

The Upper End Lounge, 1306 A Washington St., 601-634-8333 With a $3 cover charge: • 7-11 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays — Karaoke. • 7-9 p.m. Thursdays — Ladies night. • 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays — D.J.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Vicksburg Post


Mitchell to wed Ballinger Nov. 12 Mr. Tilley marries Miss Hall July 9 Melba and Rickey Mitchell of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Michele of Brandon, to J.R. Ballinger, also of Brandon. Mr. Ballinger is the son of Karen and Kent Parnell of Lucedale and the late Tommy Ballinger of Hurley, Miss. Miss Mitchell is the granddaughter of Timmie I. Fedell and the late Michel Fedell and the late Loyce and Joe Mitchell, all of Vicksburg. Mr. Ballinger is the grandson of Belle Ledbetter and the late Ralph Ledbetter and Juanita Ballinger and the late James and Martha Ballinger, all of Hurley. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Warren Central High School, where she was a freshman cheerleader, recipient of the Norseman Award and member of the Lady Vikes basketball team, Valhalla yearbook staff, Key Club, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society. She was a member of Sub Debs and Vicksburg Cotillion Club. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 2010 from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she was a member of Phi Mu fraternity, Southern Miss Diamond Darlings, Student Nursing Association and Gamma Beta Phi honor society. Miss Mitchell is a registered nurse with Baptist Health Systems in Jackson.

Sarah Michele Mitchell Engaged to marry J.R. Ballinger The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of East Central High School in Hurley, where he was a three-year starter for the baseball team. He was selected to the all-district and all-state teams and played in the MAC All Star Game. He received the Heart of a Champion Award, Marine Corps Sports’ Player Award and the English Award. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi, playing in the 2009 College World Series, and was selected to the 2007 Conference USA AllFreshman team, the 2009 All-

Conference USA Tournament Team and the 2009 Atlanta Regional Tournament Team. Mr. Ballinger was selected in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Chicago White Sox. He is currently playing in the Carolina League with the WinstonSalem Dash High A Club. The wedding will be at 5 p.m. Nov. 12, 2011, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. A reception will follow at the B’nai B’rith Literary Club. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Jesse Julius Erving Tilley III and Kimberly La-Sheá Hall were married at 3 p.m. July 9, 2011, at Rainbow Arena. The Rev. Michael Dorsey officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mattie Hall of Vicksburg and the late Herman Morris. She is the granddaughter of the late Roosevelt Watkins and the late Annie Bell Braxton of Vicksburg. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Julius Erving Tilley II of Harlem. He is the grandson of Jesse Julius Erving Tilley and Jane Tilley of Manhattan, N.Y. The bride was escorted by her brother, Eric Hall. Her chosen colors were black, red and white. Music for the ceremony was presented by Deborah Jackson. Maids of honor were Daphne Shepard Bridge of Meridian and Foluke Houston of Vicksburg. Matron of honor was LaSandra Davis Hudson of Vicksburg. Bridesmaids were Tia Doss and Yvette Brown, both of Vicksburg, and LaQuanda Williams of Jackson. Junior bridesmaid was Mercedes Hall of Vicksburg. Marcus Lovette and Richard Bradford, both of Vicksburg, served as best men. Groomsmen were Christopher Melton, Cordell Watkins, Marquees Lovette and Vincent Woods,

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Julius Erving Tilley III The bride is the former Kimberly La-Sheá Hall all of Vicksburg. Flower girl was Taniya Adams of Jackson. Ring bearer was Jesse Julius Erving Tilley IV of Vicksburg. Donald Brown escorted the bride’s mother. Poem reader was Darnisha James of Vicksburg. Felicia Wilson of Vicksburg served as the bride’s special assistant. A reception followed the ceremony. Hostesses were Trina Felton, Gwendolyn Appleby and Indiana Brown, all of Vicksburg.

For a wedding trip, the couple traveled to New Orleans. They will make their home in Vicksburg, where the bride is employed at Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Services and the groom is employed with the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. Rehearsal dinner A rehearsal dinner was held at Rainbow Casino on the eve of the wedding. Shower The bride’s family honored her with a shower.

Allen, Barnard to marry in Natchez Page to marry Davies at Immanuel The engagement of Bridgette Elizabeth Allen to Joseph “Clayton” Barnard, both of Vicksburg, is announced today. Vows will be exchanged in a private ceremony at 6 p.m. Oct. 8, 2011, at Monmouth Plantation in Natchez. A reception will follow. Miss Allen is the daughter of Kathy Allen and Mark Hilderbrand of Vicksburg and Graham Allen of Savannah, Ga. She is the granddaughter of the late Paul W. and Bonnie J. Kerr of Valley Park and the late Earl A. and Elizabeth “Anne” Allen and Vivian Hilderbrand and the late Earl Hilderbrand, all of Vicksburg. Mr. Barnard is the son of Larry and Donna Barnard of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of Carolyn Laster and the late Don Laster of Dermott, Ark., and the late Manuel and Evelyn Barnard of Collins, Ark. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Warren Central High School. She attended Hinds Community College. Miss Allen is employed at the Animal Medical Clinic. The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of Porters Chapel Academy. He is attending Hinds Community College. Mr. Barnard is employed at Armstrong World Industries.

Bridgette Elizabeth Allen Engaged to marry Joseph Clayton Barnard

The engagement of Tiffany Michelle Page to Nicholas Mark Davies, both of Vicksburg, is announced today. The wedding will be at 2 p.m. Oct. 8, 2011, at Immanuel Baptist Church. A reception will follow. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Miss Page is the daughter of Wendell and Michelle Jarvis of Vicksburg and Glen and Christi Page of Bethel, Ohio. She is the granddaughter of Letha Bailey and James and Debra Hartley, all of Vicksburg; Frankie and Lisa Page of Yazoo City; and Dwight and Dorothy Talley of Jackson, La. Mr. Davies is the son of Bobby and Rae Rufus of Vicksburg and Simon and Jenny Davies of DeLand, Fla. He is the grandson of Norma Chappell of Vicksburg and Bob Rufus of Bud, W.Va. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Vicksburg High School. She attended Hinds Community College. Miss Page is employed at Beechwood Elementary. The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of Vicksburg High School. Mr. Davies is employed with Smith Lawn Care Inc.

Whitehead, Butler to recite vows

Delancey, Thornton to recite vows

Mr. and Mrs. Neal E. Whitehead of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Paige, to Brandon Jacob Butler. Mr. Butler is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Delton L. Butler of Meadville. Miss Whitehead is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tanner of Delta, La.; the late Gary M. Jordan Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Carpenter, all of Vicksburg; and Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Whitehead of Edwards. Mr. Butler is the grandson of Myrtle Butler and the late Jacob Butler of Meadville and Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Ton and the late Joyce Ton of Magnolia. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Warren Central High School. She is a President’s Scholar at Hinds Community College, where she will graduate this month as a barber and stylist. The prospective groom is a 2005 honor graduate of Franklin High School. He graduated from Hinds Community Col-

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Delancey of Hattiesburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Brooke, to Matthew Westley Thornton. Mr. Thornton is the son of Karen Thornton of Clinton and Philip Thornton of Vicksburg. Miss Delancey is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. “Gene” Knight of Laurel and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Delancey of Hattiesburg. Mr. Thornton is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence T. West of Clinton and the late Mr. and Mrs. John H. Thornton of Florence. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Oak Grove High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in business. Miss Delancey is a sales representative with Clinique at Belk in Hattiesburg. The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of Clinton High

Mary Paige Whitehead Engaged to marry Brandon Jacob Butler lege in 2007 as a physical therapy assistant. He is self-employed with Quality Rehab Services LLC, working as a physical therapy assistant in Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 1 p.m. Oct. 16, 2011,

at Castle Hill Pavilion in Florence. Pastor Garland Boyd will officiate. Following a honeymoon in the Western Caribbean, the couple will make their home in Carrollton, Texas.

Tiffany Michelle Page Engaged to marry Nicholas Mark Davies

Amanda Brooke Delancey Engaged to marry Matthew Westley Thornton School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Mr. Thornton is a neurophys-

iology technologist with Hattiesburg Clinic. Vows will be exchanged Oct. 1, 2011, at Hardy Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

Thomas, Ruff marry at First Presbyterian

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Benjamin Thomas The bride is the former Laura Carolyn Ruff

Mark Benjamin Thomas and Laura Carolyn Ruff were married at 4 p.m. June 25, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church, Vicksburg. The Rev. Timothy B. Brown, pastor, officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Jessica Ruff of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of the late Ben and Bernice Ruff of Plantersville and the late Jay and Carolyn Schilling of Vicksburg. The groom is the son of John C. and JoAnn Thomas of Starkville. He is the grandson of Earl and Dorothy Thomas of Starkville and the late Norvel and Lucy Burkett of Columbia. The bride was given in marriage by her father. A program of nuptial music was presented by Barbara Tracy, organist; David Demirbilek, violinist; and Sharon Penley, vocalist. Matron of honor was Blair Trusty McBride of Vicksburg. Bridesmaids were Laura Katherine Johnston, Whitney Saxon Clardy and Catherine Thomas, all of Starkville;

Michelle Mayer of Meridian; and Michelle Lee Ruff of Baton Rouge. The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Jake White of Madison, Tyler Hardy of Brandon, Heath Serio of Leland, T.J. Reece of Starkville and Tim Ruff of Baton Rouge. Ushers were Davis Hunt of Starkville, Scott Mckinnie of Brandon, Cody Arnold of Pearl and Landon McCaskill of Birmingham, Ala. Special wedding assistant was Sara Leach of Vicksburg. A reception followed at The Duff Green Mansion. For a wedding trip, the couple traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They will make their home in Alexandria, La. The bride is a process improvement engineer at Rapides Regional Medical Center, and the groom is project engineer with Pan American Engineers. Showers Prior to the wedding, friends of the couple hosted several events in Vicksburg and Starkville in their honor.

Mary Margaret Reeves Engaged to marry Dewey Key Arthur

Ashley Suzanne Bruce Engaged to marry Joseph Brett Hossley

Are you planning a wedding? The Vicksburg Post will publish an engagement announcement before the wedding date. The Sunday before the wedding, we will list your wedding in a roundup of those planned for the week. The wedding writeup and photo will run, as space allows, as soon as possible after the wedding. Wedding information submitted more than two months after the ceremony is too late for use. There is no charge to publish any of the announcements submitted within our time limits. Brides who submit information past the deadline or who wish to include additional details not requested on our forms (such as dress descriptions or decorations) may do so at a cost of 50 cents per word. A $100 fee will be charged to include a photo if the information is posted after our deadline. Information for engagement and wedding announcements should be submitted on forms provided by The Vicksburg Post. They are available at the newspaper office, 1601 N. Frontage Road, or online at Forms should be filled out in full, typewritten when possible or legibly written. A phone number on the form is required. Photos of the bride or couple should be close-ups when possible; unfiltered, glossy images in 5-by-7 or 4-by-6 reproduce best. Inferior quality photos will be refused. For more information, call 601-636-4545, ext. 131.

Mary Katherine Johnson Engaged to marry Dane Michael Dixon

Miss Reeves to wed Miss Bruce to marry Johnson and Dixon to Mr. Arthur on Nov. 5 exchange vows Oct. 8 Mr. Hossley Sept. 10 Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy M. Bruce of West, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Suzanne of Texas, to Joseph Brett Hossley, also of Texas. Mr. Hossley is the son of Kim Nosser of Vicksburg and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hossley of Madison. Miss Bruce is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Brown Lee Bruce of Blackhawk, Miss., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Singleton Goss of West. She is a therapist with U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. in Texas.

Mr. Hossley is the grandson of Ruth Nosser and the late Larry Nosser and Elsie Hossley and the late Earl Hossley, all of Vicksburg. He is an aluminum manager at Trulite Glass and Aluminum Company in Texas. The wedding will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 10, 2011, at Unity Baptist Church in West. A reception will follow at the Redbud Springs Golf Course in Kosciusko. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. No local invitations are being sent.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Reeves of Lafayette, La., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Margaret of Jackson, to Dewey Key Arthur of Clinton. Mr. Arthur is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Basil K. Arthur of Vicksburg. Miss Reeves is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Reeves and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. White. Mr. Arthur is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Denver L. Rigdon of Union and the late Mr. and Mrs. James B. Arthur. The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Lafayette High School and a 2004 graduate of Austin College in Sherman, Texas.

Miss Sanders to marry Mr. LaGrone The engagement of Emily Renae Sanders to Thomas Anthony LaGrone, both of Vicksburg, is announced today. Vows will be exchanged at 4 p.m. Oct. 8, 2011, at First Baptist Church. A reception will follow at Unique Banquet Hall. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Miss Sanders is the daughter of Karen C. Sanders of Vicksburg and Mackie Pearson of Columbia, Miss. She is the granddaughter of Don and Grace Ford and the late Willard Sanders, all of Vicksburg; the late Levonia Vaughn of Carriere; and Malcolm and Lou Pearson of Purvis. Mr. LaGrone is the son of Jerry R. and Toni Dickerson of Vicksburg and Bruce LaGrone of Tuscaloosa, Ala. He is the grandson of the late Margerie Montgomery of Vicksburg and Tom O. and Joyce Logue of Ridgeland. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Vicksburg High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society

Emily Renae Sanders Engaged to marry Thomas Anthony LaGrone and Vicksburg “Pride” Band. She attended Hinds Community College. Miss Sanders is assistant store manager of Reebok Outlet. The prospective groom

attended Vicksburg High School and Hinds Community College, where he studied electrical technology. Mr. LaGrone is an electrician for Wesley B. Jones Electrical Inc.

She graduated in 2009 from Mississippi College School of Law. Miss Reeves is a law clerk to Hon. Jess Dickinson of the Supreme Court of Mississippi. The prospective groom is a 1994 graduate of Central Hinds Academy and a 1999 graduate of Mississippi College. He graduated in 2002 from Mississippi College School of Law. Mr. Arthur is Assistant District Attorney in Rankin County. The wedding will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 2011, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Lafayette. A reception will follow at the City Club at River Ranch.

Mary Katherine Johnson and Dane Michael Dixon, both of Vicksburg, will be married at 2 p.m. Oct. 8, 2011, at Grand Gulf Military Park in Port Gibson. A reception will follow. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

Miss Johnson is the daughter of Curt and Tina Johnson of Monticello, Ark. She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Betty Foreman of Monticello. Mr. Dixon is the son of Darlene Hoben of Vicksburg.

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Israel lures Hollywood to film in the Holy Land By Daniel Estrin The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel is tired of Hollywood filming Jesus’ crucifixion in Italy and the Crusader invasion of the Holy Land in Morocco. So Israeli officials are promising better tax breaks, terror attack insurance and handouts of up to $400,000 to lure international movie producers to the holy city of Jerusalem. They want to cash in on the multibillion-dollar industry, and want the real Jerusalem on the silver screen — not Mediterranean stand-ins. “It’s absurd. Movies set in Jerusalem are filmed in Malta, Morocco and Greece,” said Yoram Honig, an Israeli film director and 10th-generation Jerusalemite. He heads the Jerusalem Film Fund, which was set up three years ago to encourage more moviemaking in the city. According to conventional wisdom in Hollywood, Jerusalem is too volatile to ensure smooth filming on location. International insurance companies have traditionally refused to provide terrorism risk coverage, or offered it at exorbitant prices. For a long time, it didn’t make financial sense for the producers. While Israel in the 1980s attracted such star-studded productions as Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo 3” and Chuck Norris’ “The Delta Force,” it later lost out to other countries that started giving big tax incentives to producers. “If they think it’s expensive and dangerous, they won’t want to come,” Honig said. That’s why the Israeli government enacted a law in 2008 offering tax breaks to foreign film companies that choose to shoot in Israel. And earlier this year Israel introduced an insurance fund to provide coverage to a pro-

film Other projects the film fund is courting include an IndianIsraeli romance, and “Jerusalem, I Love You,” an installment of producer Emmanuel Benbihy’s Cities of Love series. A delegation of Bollywood producers also recently visited the city to scout out filming opportunities. Tel Aviv and Haifa, too, are developing similar film funds to attract producers to those cities. In the meantime, most major Hollywood productions have preferred to set up their movies about Jerusalem elsewhere. Take “World War Z,” the forthcoming multimilliondollar zombie flick starring Brad Pitt. Part of the plot takes place in Jerusalem, but producers have replicated the city on the island of Malta, which offers hefty cash rebates for foreign film productions. Israeli actors have been flown in for the filming, Levin said. “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” opens with Kevin Costner escaping from a prison in Jerusalem — but the movie was filmed in England and France. Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” was shot in Italy. In Steven Spielberg’s “Munich,” about Mossad assassinations of Palestinians who killed Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics, a Tel Aviv beach promenade scene was filmed in Malta. Some films taking place in Jerusalem have even been filmed in Middle Eastern countries that don’t have friendly relations with Israel. The Crusaders who storm Jerusalem in the 2005 action film “Kingdom of Heaven” were filmed in Morocco, which cut off diplomatic ties with Israel in 2000 when a Palestinian uprising erupted.

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French actress Juliette Binoche on the set of the film “Disengagement” by Israeli director Amos Gitai, in Nitzan, Israel. duction in case of disruptions by acts of war or terrorism, said Zafrir Asas, manager of audio visual industries in Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor. But the 2008 law has had little effect. Asas admits the tax incentives are far lower than what other countries provide. Nava Levin, the Israeli representative to the Producers Guild of America, said the law actually creates obstacles to filmmakers, including a requirement that Israeli production companies purchase goods and services for the producers on their behalf. The law “is written in a way that is almost impossible to take advantage of it,” Levin said.

Even Israeli producers have shied away from the city: Out of more than 600 Israeli movies filmed since the country’s founding, only about 30 have been filmed in Jerusalem, said Yoram Honig, an Israeli film director and 10th-generation Jerusalemite. Even Israeli producers have shied away from the city: Out of more than 600 Israeli movies filmed since the country’s founding, only about 30 have been filmed in Jerusalem, Honig said. That has begun to change recently, with some of Israel’s most celebrated new films shot here with the fund’s financial support, including Joseph Cedar’s “Footnote,” which

was awarded best screenplay at this year’s Cannes film festival. Now the city is sweetening the pot for international filmmakers, offering cash incentives and a municipal department that will assist with filming permits and onlocation logistics. Only four international productions are shot in Jerusalem each year, most of them European,

Honig said. Part of the push to get Jerusalem into movie theaters is to present a more positive image of the city than the conflict seen in the news — “the Jerusalem that more than 3.5 billion people of faith around the world wish to see,” said Stephan Miller, spokesman for Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. Honig said the municipal fund is close to signing a contract with a German producer to shoot a film about the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, which took place in Jerusalem in 1961. An Italian producer has also proposed filming a comedy in the city about an Italian nun who falls in love with an ultra-Orthodox Jew.

‘The Debt’ a classy, well-made thriller By Christy Lemire AP movie critic Classy, solid and well-acted, “The Debt” is a rare bit of meaty, intelligent filmmaking during the ordinarily dreary final days of summer. With a cast that includes Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson and a tremendous Jessica Chastain, led by “Shakespeare in Love” director John Madden, it seems it would be hard to go wrong. Matthew Vaughn, the director of “Layer Cake” and “KickAss,” co-wrote the script. It’s smart and tense but also frustrating; it almost feels too safe, too conservative and reserved in the way it hits its notes. Still, everything about it is so respectable, you may feel engrossed in the moment, yet forget about it soon afterward. A remake of a 2007 Israeli film of the same name, “The Debt” begins in 1997 with three former Mossad agents being heralded at the launch of a new book that details their most important mission from 30 years earlier. They are Rachel (Mirren), her exhusband, Stephan (Wilkinson), and their former colleague and friend, David (Ciaran Hinds). The former husband and wife are parents of the author, and the glances they exchange signal that they’re not too comfortable with being celebrated as heroes all these years later. The startling fate that befalls David also provides an early moment of foreboding. Flashback to 1965. The exceedingly capable Rachel (Chastain) and the strong, stoic David (Sam Worthington) are pretending to be a young married couple trying to have a baby in order to get close to an East Berlin doctor named Dieter Vogel (a chilling Jesper Christensen), a Nazi war criminal known notoriously during World War II as the Surgeon of Birkenau. Under the leadership of the

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On screen “The Debt,” a Focus Features and Miramax Films release, is rated R for some violence and language. Running time: 113 minutes. Three stars out of four.

swaggering Stephan (Martin Csokas), the team is to kidnap Vogel and bring him back to Israel to stand trial. Despite their training and focus, this does not exactly go as planned, and the ways in which the agents fail are more interesting than the build-up of watching them function in high gear. Madden proves himself surprisingly adept at crafting this kind of brainy, brawny action thriller with a mixture of well-placed silences and visceral camerawork. As it jumps back and forth in time, “The Debt” explores

film review the conflict between expectations and reality, intellect and emotions, truth and regret. The film’s gray areas are so intriguing that you’ll wish it didn’t rely on a facile love triangle to create further tension — and add yet another layer of history — between these three characters. The needless romance further bogs down the third act, which grows unfortunately messy as it tries to tie up various loose ends and satisfy the audience’s need for justice. Still, the performances are consistently strong, espe-

cially from Chastain in a far more grounded, muscular role than we’ve seen from her this year in “The Tree of Life” and “The Help.” Meanwhile, Mirren can do tough-but-vulnerable in her sleep; these two are the most plausible duo of the three. As exciting and confident as Csokas is, it’s hard to believe he’ll morph into Wilkinson eventually, and Worthington-toHinds is the most baffling of all. Unless maybe we’re supposed to believe that all those years of secrets and lies have really taken a toll.

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Gulf Coast beaches enjoying rebound 1 year after spill TravEL

By Melissa Nelson The Associated Press PENSACOLA, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Last summer John Ehrenreich wondered whether his Pensacola Beach go-cart track and parasailing business would make it through the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. But this summer, business has boomed at Bonifay Water Sports, Ehrenreich said as he waited for a parasailing group to return. And heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the only local businessman with good news. Beach towns from Alabama through the Florida Panhandle have had a strong summer 2011 rebound after a 2010 marred by tar balls, crude oil sheen, and cleanup crews and equipment ruining the views for any would-be sunbathers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tourists donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even mention the spill now. They havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mentioned it really at all in the last six months,â&#x20AC;? said Ehrenreich. Tourism leaders say the postspill economic bounce is fueled in part by an influx of BP money that has gone to promote Gulf

Coast beaches. Another positive for the string of white sand beaches from Alabama to Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Big Bend has been making it through the end of August without any disruptions from tropical storms or hurricanes. While hurricane season isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t over yet, the biggest storm so far this year, Irene, spared the area when it veered farther north.

Pensacola Beach bested a June 2008 record for county lodging tax revenues this year by already bringing in $1 million. And county tourism officials said numbers for cars passing through the toll booth entrance to Pensacola Beach this summer are on target to break records. The city of Pensacola also had a record summer tourist

season. The National Aviation Museum at the Pensacola Naval Air Station reported its best month ever this July with 140,000 visitors coming to see the collection of historic fighter jets and other displays. Nearby Orange Beach, Ala., beat a 2007 record for spring tourism. The city said visitors spent $65 million on hotels and other lodging from March to

May, a 14 percent increase from the 2007 record. Orange Beach also had a record May. Perhaps no city had more at stake this summer than Panama City Beach. The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport opened there in the midst of the oil spill in May 2010. Before the spill, city leaders had planned on a banner year with Southwest Airlines luring new tourists from Baltimore, Houston, Nashville and Orlando. After the spill, the city struggled to get out the message that its beaches were largely free of oil and untouched by the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the type of summer we had hoped to have last year,â&#x20AC;? Dan Rowe, president of the Panama City Convention and Visitors Bureau, said recently. Rowe credited the strong 2011 rebound on numerous things including the new airport, an infusion of advertising cash from BP and worldwide

their mine shaft,â&#x20AC;? Holstein said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s there and it survived, but now it really needs to be part of the world.â&#x20AC;? Holstein said he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised if the machine ultimately sold for $10 million or more. Copperfield also said he is still interested in purchasing it. That could put pressure on the state, which, like the rest of the nation, is facing hard fiscal times. Montanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget is in the black, but keeping the effects of the recession at armâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s length has meant deep budget cuts. Those cuts have hit the Montana Heritage Commission particularly hard. Just weeks

after Norby spoke to the AP, her position and three others were eliminated as part of a larger reorganization to cut $400,000 from the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget, Ross said. The state agency that oversees the commission, meanwhile, is not so quick to reject the idea of selling the Gypsy. Department of Commerce deputy director Andrew Poole said he has not seen any offers in writing, and if one were made, it would go through a bid process that includes the scrutiny of the commission and input from the public. The state inherited the Gypsy in 1998 when it paid $6.5 million to buy nearly 250

buildings and their contents in Virginia City and nearby Nevada City from the son of Charles Bovey. The Montana collector spent years buying up the buildings to preserve the two crumbling ghost towns and he stocked them with his ever-growing collection of antique games, music machines and oddities. Bill Peterson, the heritage commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former curator of interpretation, said the collection includes hundreds of thousands of items, so many that curators are still discovering them. The Gypsy was made sometime around 1906 by the Mills Novelty Co. In restoring her, the curators either replaced

or repaired frayed, worn or broken parts with exact replicas. When they couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find replicas or period materials, they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t replace the parts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to make her anything that she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t,â&#x20AC;? Norby said. In 2008, they installed the Gypsy as the centerpiece of the Gypsy Arcade amid the ancient wooden buildings of Virginia Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main street. Calliope music spills out into the street, beckoning the tens of thousands of visitors to enter and view the stereoscopes, shock tests, tests of strength, fortune telling machines and love letter machines. The Gypsy presides over the menagerie in

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Tourists on the beach at Pensacola Beach, Fla.

publicity from an August 2010 visit by the Obamas to Panama City Beach that included photographs of the president and daughter Sasha swimming in the oil-free Gulf. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people heard about us as were telling our story and responding to the spill. They saw our emerald-green waters and sugar- white beaches. More than 8.5 billion people saw the first family coming to visit,â&#x20AC;? Rowe said. Unlike Florida vacation spots farther south, Panhandle beaches are largely summer destinations. Rowe said more than 50 percent of his cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tourism revenue is generated between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Gulf Coast beaches hope to continue the strong summer after Labor Day with a string of targeted discounts, promotional events and fall concerts. Beach towns also are planning Oktoberfests this fall, weekend concert series and art festivals.

Gypsy Continued from Page C1. The commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s acting director, Marilyn Ross echoed Norbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sentiments: â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is not something we would ever consider, selling off these antiques.â&#x20AC;? That dismissal has set collectors grumbling. Theo Holstein, a California collector and renovator of such machines, said he thinks the Gypsy is wasted in Virginia City and should be placed in a private collection for proper care. He said he is trying to gather investors to make a $3 million bid that would top Copperfieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any idea what they have. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like they have the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best diamond and they just pulled it out of

the rear, ropes keeping visitors at a distance. All of that care in restoring, preserving and displaying the Gypsy causes state curators to reject Holsteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s argument that the machine should be removed from Virginia City and placed in a private collection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of these collectors, they come and say the same thing: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Why is this out in the public? Why donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you just take the money and have a collector restore it the way it should be restored and have it in his private collection?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Well, nobody would ever see it,â&#x20AC;? said Peterson, whose position also was eliminated in the cutbacks.





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Sam Andrews of Vicksburg focused on a butterfly as it fed on the remains of a summer flower.

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NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS for all positions. Apply in person at Saxton's Tire Barn Automotive Repair. 1401B South Frontage Road. Monday- Friday 7:30am- 5pm.

10. Loans And Investments â&#x20AC;&#x153;WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.â&#x20AC;? 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.

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• Something New Everyday •

13. Situations Wanted

17. Wanted To Buy

14. Pets & Livestock Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 • For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 • For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631



Adopt Today!

Call the Shelter for more information.


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

$ I BUY JUNK CARS $ Highest price paid, GURANTEED! Cash in your hand today! Call 601-618-6441.

HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

1-800-826-8104 HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104. WANTED: ANYTHING OLD-Money, coins, war relics, books, photos, documents, etcetera. 601-618-2727. WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, old batteries, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601940-5075, if no answer, please leave message. WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

CEMETERY PLOTS 5 Perpetual Care plots. City Cemetery #78, Square 2, Div M. $240 per plot or $1000 for all. 334-741-6912.

ESTATE AUCTION, KAREN Anderson-Smith, details

ELECTRIC HOSPITAL BED $200, shower chair $15, walker $50. 601-636-5089.

Don’t send that lamp to the curb! Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers & sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light. 601636-SELL.

Hours: 8a.m. - 5p.m., Mon. - Fri., Closed Saturday & Sunday Call Direct: (601)636-SELL Post Plaza Online Ad Placement: 1601F North Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180 601-636-4545

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 1949 PARTIALLY RESTORED Ford tractor. 601638-5397.

NEED A OVERNIGHT SITTER? Call 601-497-5144.

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


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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. HEAVY DUTY HOSPITAL bed. Great condition. $1200. Call 601-636-0441 or 601-636-0832. MOVING BOXES. 8 wardrobes, 30 to 40 smaller boxes and packing paper. Best offer! 601-636-8979, 815-252-6218. NEW CROP OF Cacti and Succulents $1.95 and up, Beautiful Bromeliads $2.95 and up, Tropicals $6.95. Cactus Plantation. Saturday 9am- 5pm. Sunday 1pm- 5pm. 601-209-9153.

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

SNAPPER 9 HORSE power mower. 28 inch cut, pull start, good condition. $450. 601-638-3906 Twin mattress sets, $189. Full mattress sets, $209. Queen mattress sets, $280. Discount Furniture Barn 601-638-7191. USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 116 BROOKWOOD DRIVE off Culkin Road. Saturday, Sunday and Monday 7am-12 Noon. Furniture, clothing, household items, other treasures. Harley outer farning cover, $100.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

24. Business Services

BIG SALE! PETERSON'S Art & Antiques, 1400 Washington Street, Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, 9:30am-2:30pm.

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

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.

15. Hunting Auction 20. 2005 KING QUAD 700. 86 hours, 441 miles. $4500 firm. 601-415-7434.

QUALITY PAINTING and Pressure Washing for the lowest price. Call Willie Walker at 601-638-2107. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

Roofing • Carpentry •Brick masonry •Demolition

SMITH & WESSON 44 MAGNUM. Model 29, 8.38 inch. Dirty Harry Special. In Vicksburg. Call 256-5276636.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 14 FOOT ALUMINUM boat. 20 horse power motor, seats, trolling motor, anchors, etcetera. Call 601218-9654 days, 601-6360658 nights. Dealer. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

24. Business Services D & D TREE CUTTING •Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big James” 601-218-7782 D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082.

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

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

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

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•Plumbing •

26. For Rent Or Lease RICHARD M. CALDWELL BROKER SPECIALIZING IN RENTALS (INCLUDING CORPORATE APARTMENTS) CALL 601-618-5180 LARGE OFFICE SPACE. Ideal for Daycare center. Includes furniture, equipment. Evenings only 601-218-4543. WAREHOUSE WITH OFFICE. 4000 square feet. 5537 Fisher Ferry Road. $850 monthly. 601-6383211 or 601-831-1921.

27. Rooms For Rent BOARDING HOUSE. $100 weekly, includes cable and utilities. $220 Deposit. References required. 601-218-4543.

section of The Vicksburg Post Classifieds.

2 BEDROOMS. CENTRAL air/ heat, Speed Street, appliances. $350. 601-415-8197. 2006 CHERRY STREET. 1 bedroom, 1 bath. $525 monthly. Great location. 601-415-0067. Apartments/ downtown. 1, 2, 3 bedrooms. $400 to $650. Deposit/ credit check required. 601-638-1746.


$200 Blow Out Special! Call for details!


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



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


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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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Call Malcolm 601-301-0841

STEELE PAINTING SERVICE LLC Specialize in painting/ sheet rock. All home improvements Free Estimates 601-634-0948. Chris Steele/ Owner

26. For Rent Or Lease ✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

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

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

Commodore Apartments

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605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

1 BEDROOMS $425. 2 bedroom townhouses $525-$550. 3 bedroom apartments , $525- $550. Call Management, 601-631-0805.


2 BEDROOM. ALL electric includes water $450. With stove and refrigerator. $200 deposit. 601-6348290.

BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent


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

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

LOOKING FOR YOUR DREAM HOME? Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

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

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

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

Touching Hearts, LLC Private Duty Sitting and Homemaker Service Caregivers available WHEN and WHERE you need them. •LPN’s •CNA’s •NURSE ASSISTANTS



If your floors are sagging or shaking, WE CAN HELP! We replace floor joists, seals & pillars. We also install termite shields. ✰ Reasonable ✰ Insured


BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded



New Homes


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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

Simmons Lawn Service

Professional Services & Competitive Prices • Landscaping • Septic Systems • Irrigation: Install & Repair • Commercial & Residential Grass Cutting Licensed • Bonded • Insured 12 years experience Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY • Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations (601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180

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

601-636-SELL (7355)

HILLVIEW ESTATES. VICKSBURG'S Premier Rental Community, on-site manager for 24/ 7 service for YOU. Professionally maintained grounds, new carpet, new paint. Come take a look. 5.1 miles on Highway 61 South, across from airport. 601-941-6788.

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

Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking


DOWNTOWN, BRICK, MARIE Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $520, water furnished. 601-636-7107,

Bradford Ridge Apartments




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Ready to Work

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

Step this way to the top of your field! Job opportunities abound in the

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•34 years experience •Fully




Olde Tyme Barber Shop • Hair Cuts • Cut & Style • Hot Towel Shave • Shoe Shine Dan Davis - Tracie Nevels 4407 Halls Ferry Rd.

601-638-2522 M-F: 8a-7p Sat: 8a-4p Discount for Military/Civil Service


Show Your Colors!

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

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Classified • S O M E T H I N G N E W E V E R Y D A Y • We accept: e y r w • Call Direct: (601)636-SELL Online Ad Placement:

We Write Thousands Of Best Sellers Every Year... We’re The Vicksburg Post Classified Advertising Department . . . our job is to help you write effective classified ads so you can have best sellers too! Give us a call . . . we’ll write one for you! Call (601) 636-SELL.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182.

Classified Information Line Ad Deadlines Deadlines Ads to appear Deadline Ads to appear Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Friday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday

Deadline 2 p.m., Friday 55p.m., p.m.,Thursday Friday 35p.m., Friday p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Monday p.m.,Tuesday Tuesday 35p.m., 5 p.m., Wednesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11a.m., a.m.,Thursday Thursday 11 11 11a.m., a.m.,Thursday Thursday

30. Houses For Rent

33. Commercial Property

1630 CRAWFORD STREET. 4 bedrooms, 1 baths. $500 monthly, deposit/ references required. Call today. 414-324-3202.

PRIME RETAIL/ OFFICE space available January 1st, 2012. 6000 square feet located on North Frontage Road. One of the MOST desirable locations in the city. Interested parties should reply to Dept. 3762, In Care of The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

909 NATIONAL STREET. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, $600, deposit required. 601-4150067. HOUSE FOR RENT. 3 bedrooms 1.5 baths, Nice neighborhood. Fenced backyard. $650. 601-218-4543. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!




of writing a classified ad

AA voidfewAbbreviations accepted and recognizable abbreviations are ok, but an ad full of them just confuses the reader A good rule of thumb is “Spell it out or leave it out”.

Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

Licensed in MS and LA

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

601-636-6490 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

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

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

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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

Eagle Lake - 16853 Hwy 465. 1.5 story, 3/2, open living area, apartment downstairs, furnished, pier, bar, porch. $149,500. McMillin Real Estate. Bette Paul-Warner, 601-218-1800.







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CPut onsider Your Readers yourself in the reader’s place. If you were considering buying this item, what would you want to know about it? Give the item’s age, condition, size, color, brand name and any other important information needed to describe it completely & accurately.

DMisleading on’t Exaggerate information may bring potential buyers to your home but it will not help you make the sale. You’ll lose the prospect’s trust and faith as well at the sale.

EPricenteris theonePriceof the biggest concerns of classified shoppers. Ads that list prices will get their attention first. Including price also helps you avoid inquiries from callers not in our price range. Place Your Classified Ad Today!


34. Houses For Sale

36. Farms & Acreage

Classified Ad Rates Classified Classified Line Line Das Ads: Starting Startingatat1-4 1-4Lines, Lines, 11 Day Day for for $8.32 $8.28 Classified line ads are charged according to the number of lines. For complete pricing information contact a Classified Sales Representative today at 601-636-SELL. Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, 44line lineminimum minimumcharge charge.$8.32 $8.28minimum minimumcharge. charge.

e y r w 38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104.

43 ACRES. CLOSE-IN, first 4 lots approved, will not subdivide. 601-831-1326.

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

37. Recreational Vehicles

2007 HONDA CRF100F Dirt bike. With helmet, great shape. $1200. 601-6380964.

TRAVEL TRAILER 1996 Jayco Eagle, 28 ft. no slides, 1/2 ton towable. Good condition. $2750.00 601-529-0102

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

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment

40. Cars & Trucks

HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!


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


1996 CROWN VICTORIA LT. Good condition, keyless entry, air. $2800. 601636-5838.

INTO THE GOOD LIFE! Apartment Homes



• 2160 S. Frontage Rd.

Get a Late Model Car With a Low Down Payment IF B.K. W WH E D O REPO WE AT Y N’T CA OU HAV DIVORCE N G WA E NT LOST JOB ET IT! , ! MEDICAL YOU ARE STILL OK!!! NO CREDIT APP REFUSED!!! 24 Month Warranties Available

601-636-3147 2970 Hwy 61 North • Vicksburg Monday - Saturday 8am-7pm

No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. The Vicksburg Post classified department is the sole judge of the proper classification for each ad.

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

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Cars, Trucks & SUV’s Pick yours today!

Gary’s Cars Hwy 61S


HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy JUNK CARS, VANS, SUV’S, TRUCKS, SCHOOL BUSES, HEAVY EQUIPMENT, HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS & TRAILERS. Whether your junk is running or not, & PAY YOU CASH NOW. Call today, we'll come pick your junk up with CASH in hand!

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


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



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

1999 to 2005

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


In the event of errors, please call the very first day your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion.

HEY! NEED CASH NOW? We buy junk cars, vans, SUVs, heavy equipment and more! Call today, we'll come pick them up with money in hand! 1-800826-8104.





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Place your classified line ad at

2001 CADILLAC ELDORADO. One owner, mature adult driven, excellent shape. Call 601-218-9654 days, 601-636-0658 nights. Dealer.

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1998 CADILLAC D'ELEGANCE. One owner, mature adult driven, White Diamond, beautiful. $6900. Call 601-218-9654 days, 601636-0658 nights. Dealer.

Call 601-636-SELL to sell your Car or Truck!



40. Cars & Trucks

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


BListeyourAvailable telephone number so that the potential buyer will know how to contact you. State the best hours to call so they’ll know when they can reach you.

Deadline 5 p.m., Thursday 3 p.m., Friday 3 p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Tuesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday

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

Broker, GRI

31. Mobile Homes For Rent MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

Classified Display Deadlines


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

Please call one of these Coldwell Banker professionals today: Jimmy Ball 601-218-3541 John H. Caldwell 601-618-5183 Reatha Crear 601-831-1742 Herb Jones 601-831-1840 Marianne Jones 601-415-6868 Remy Massey 601-636-3699 Kim Steen 601-218-7318 Harley Caldwell, broker

Interest Rates As Low As 3% 601-634-8928 2170 I-20 S. Frontage Road


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This & That Vegetable Heaven Reflecting the season and our appetites for more hearty foods, this issue is full of veggie-centric chowders, casseroles and braises. Quick, easy, healthy and robust. Enjoy. —Jill Melton

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If you purchased Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise, Mother Nature, or Karma dog or cat food you could get a payment from a class action settlement. A $2,150,000 settlement has been reached with Natura Pet Products, Inc., Natura Pet Food, Inc., Natura Manufacturing and Peter Atkins (“Defendants” or “Natura”) in a class action lawsuit about the statements made in the advertising of Natura brand dog and cat food. Natura denies all of the claims in the lawsuit, but has agreed to the settlement to avoid the cost and burden of a trial. IS INCLUDED?

Those included in the class action, together called a “Class” or “Class Members” include anyone in the U.S. who purchased Natura brand dog or cat food products from March 20, 2005 through July 8, 2011.



The maximum payment you can get is $200. A $2,150,000 settlement fund will be created by Natura. After paying the lawyers representing the Class for attorneys’ fees of up to 35% of the fund and costs and expenses of up to $60,000; costs to administer the settlement of up to $400,000; and up to $20,000 to the Class Representative (Judy Ko), payments will be made to Class Members who submit valid claim forms.



Submit a claim form online, or get one by mail by calling the toll free number. The deadline to submit or mail your claim form is January 8, 2012.




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You have a choice about whether to stay in the Class or not. If you submit a claim form or do nothing, you are choosing to stay in the Class. This

means you will be legally bound by all orders and judgments of the Court, and you will not be able to sue or continue to sue Natura about the legal claims resolved by this settlement. If you stay in the Class you may object to the settlement. You or your own lawyer may also ask to appear and speak at the hearing, at your own cost, but you don’t have to. The deadline to submit objections and requests to appear is December 28, 2011. If you don’t want to stay in the Class, you must submit a request for exclusion by December 28, 2011. If you exclude yourself, you cannot get a payment from this settlement, but you will keep any rights to sue Natura for the same claims in a different lawsuit. The detailed notice explains how to do all of these things.



The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California will hold a hearing in this case (Ko v. Natura Pet Products, Inc., Case No 5:09cv2619), on February 17, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. to consider whether to approve: the settlement; attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses; and the payment to the Class Representative. If approved, the settlement will release the Defendants from all claims listed in the Settlement Agreement.



The detailed notice and Settlement Agreement are available at the website. You can also call 1-888-768-2047, or write to Natura Settlement Administrator, c/o Analytics, Inc., PO Box 2005, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2005, or contact Class Counsel at 800-851-8716.


Robin Mather’s book The Feast Nearby (Ten Speed Press, 2011) grew out of a cloud of heartache and bad luck. It outlines her quest to spend just $40 a week on food in the midst of unemployment, solitude and heartbreak. But what a silver lining. “My decision to eat locally brought new friends into my new life and gave me a sense of purpose and community that I had never had before,” she writes. A great read about living a simpler life in sync with nature and its foods, her book includes simple, fresh recipes like this zucchini bread.

Zucchini Bread with Walnuts 3 1  1  ½  ½  3  ½  ½  2¼ 1  2  1 

cups self-rising flour tablespoon ground cinnamon teaspoon grated nutmeg teaspoon ground cloves teaspoon salt eggs cup vegetable oil cup 2 percent reduced-fat milk cups sugar tablespoon vanilla extract cups grated zucchini cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease 2 (9 x 5-inch) loaf pans and dust with flour. 2. Sift flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt into a bowl. 3. Beat eggs, oil, milk, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until combined. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and stir to combine thoroughly. Stir in zucchini and nuts. Pour into prepared pans. 4. Bake 45 to 60 minutes, until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack 20 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely before slicing. Makes 2 loaves, 10 slices each. Per serving: 260 calories, 10g fat, 30mg chol., 4g prot., 39g carbs., 24g sugars, 1g fiber, 250mg sodium.



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A Mother’s Love

Gretchen Holt-Witt with son Liam (2004-2011)

working mother of two, Gretchen Holt-Witt changed her goals in an instant when her son, Liam, was diagnosed with cancer in 2007. What she discovered was that not nearly enough treatment options are available for kids battling cancer, and that research on new treatments is sorely lacking in funding. So Gretchen went to work, turning her son’s favorite cookies into a force for raising funds for cancer research. She took orders for cookies from friends, coworkers and neighbors, and with the help of more “Liam was my hero. He was the one who than 250 volunteers (many of whom Gretchen didn’t fought so hard. I had the blessing of being even know), baked and sold 96,000 cookies in three able to love him and cherish him for his weeks. The event raised more than $400,000 for time here . . . and now I have to spend my pediatric cancer research, but it was soon clear that something bigger than a bake sale had begun. Even time making sure that when I see him again, weeks after the event was over, requests for cookies I can tell him that mommy did everything kept coming in. k How is food an act of she could to make it better for others. It’s the What started as love to you? Tell us on only thing he’d want.”—Gretchen Holt-Witt a simple act to raise money and magazine or email us at awareness for her child’s own cancer blossomed into something much bigger than any had planned. The event caught the eyes and the hearts of the media and people all over the country.


COOKIES BY MAIL With more than eight varieties to choose from, you can send cookies as a gift, with 100 percent of the profits from your purchase directly funding pediatric cancer research. Cookies are packed in pretty gift boxes with a card explaining the program. Go to to order. Sixty-six brownies, cookies and bars are captured in the Best Bake Sale Cookbook (Wiley, 2011). For Groups around the country host bake sales. Go blondies studded with white chocolate chips, to for more go to information and tips on hosting a bake sale. gretchenscookies. CELEBRATI NG AM E RI C A' S LOV E OF FOOD


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Summer in a Casserole Fresh, bright casseroles feature end-of-summer tomatoes, squash and basil for potlucks and parties.

Fresh Squash Casserole Fresh summer squash is sautéed, bound together by eggs and a splash of cream, seasoned with fresh thyme, and baked. 3 1 1 1 2 2 3 ½ 1 ¼ 1 ¼ ¼

tablespoons butter tablespoon olive oil medium onion, chopped garlic clove, chopped pounds zucchini squash, sliced pounds yellow squash, sliced eggs cup half-and-half teaspoon salt teaspoon pepper tablespoon fresh thyme leaves cup panko breadcrumbs cup finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350F. 2. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet. Add

onion and garlic and cook 2 minutes. Add zucchini and yellow squash. Cover and cook over medium heat 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. With a slotted spoon, transfer mixture to a buttered 2-quart casserole. 3. Combine eggs, half-and-half, salt, pepper and thyme. Pour over squash and mix well. 4. Bake 35 minutes. Remove from oven and top with panko and cheese. Place under broiler and broil until brown, about 3 minutes. Serves 8.

Fresh Summer Casserole Fresh summer vegetables meld with pasta in this cheesy, creamy casserole. Whole-milk ricotta makes it extra creamy, but the part-skim variety will work just as well. 2 3 3 12 6 ½ 12 2 ½ ½ 1

tablespoons olive oil cups cherry or grape tomatoes garlic cloves, chopped ounces whole-milk ricotta cheese ounces feta cheese or combination of goat and feta cheeses cup 2 percent reduced-fat milk ounces cooked short pasta (such as gemelli or penne) medium zucchini, cut into thin strips with a vegetable peeler cup fresh basil, chopped cup cracker crumbs tablespoon cold butter, cut into small pieces Grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (optional)

Per serving: 161 calories, 11g fat, 99g chol., 7g prot., 11g carbs., 6g sugars, 3g fiber, 409mg sodium.

Recipe by Liz Shenk.

1. Preheat oven to 350F. 2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add tomatoes and

sauté over medium heat until browned, about 10 minutes. Add chopped garlic. Cook 1 minute. 3. Combine ricotta, feta and milk in a large mixing bowl; stir well. Add cooked pasta, tomatoes, zucchini, cheese mixture and basil; stir gently. 4. Transfer to a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with cracker crumbs. Sprinkle butter evenly over top. Sprinkle with Parmigiano Reggiano, if using. Cover and bake 30 to 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serves 8. Per serving: 505 calories, 22g fat, 61g chol., 21g prot., 57g carbs., 8g sugars, 9g fiber, 464mg sodium.



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Smoky Corn and Shrimp Chowder Salty, crispy bacon and smoky paprika (found in the spice section of most supermarkets) flavor this creamy soup studded with sweet corn and briny shrimp. Arugula gives it color, but parsley or spinach will work, too. 4 4 1 1 1 ¼ 2 2 5 1 4

ears fresh sweet corn slices bacon medium white onion, chopped teaspoon salt teaspoon smoked paprika teaspoon cayenne pepper tablespoons all-purpose flour medium baking potatoes, peeled and chopped cups 2 percent reduced-fat milk pound shrimp, peeled (deveined, if large) cups baby arugula or other peppery greens, such as mache or chopped and stemmed mustard or turnip greens



1. Cut corn kernels from cob. Scrape cobs with back of knife to release milk. Set aside. 2. Cook bacon in large Dutch oven. Remove from pan, drain and crumble. 3. Add onion, corn, salt, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper to bacon drippings. Sauté 10 minutes. Add flour, whisking well, and cook 2 minutes. Add potatoes and milk. Cook 10 minutes or until thick and creamy. Add shrimp and cook until pink. Stir in arugula. Serve with crumbled bacon. Serves 6. Recipe by Jill Melton Per serving: 382 calories, 17g fat, 120mg chol., 25g prot., 33g carbs., 15g sugars, 3g fiber, 794mg sodium.

As an added bonus, the Smoky Corn and Shrimp Chowder uses a FOOD substantial amount of milk, which tempers the sweet and pungent flavors and provides calcium. This recipe provides more than 300 milligrams calcium—the same amount in a cup of milk—which can help prevent osteoporosis.


Chicken Maque Choux Here’s our rendition of “Maque Choux” (pronounced mock-shoe), the braised corn, tomato and pepper dish of French Acadian and Native American origin, popular in Louisiana. 1 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 4 2 2½ 1 1

tablespoon garlic powder tablespoon onion powder teaspoon cumin teaspoon cinnamon k For shrimp and teaspoon sugar teaspoon salt corn pudding, go to teaspoon pepper tablespoon oil chicken quarters green onions, chopped cups fresh corn kernels (4 ears) large tomato, chopped red bell pepper, chopped

Corn and Orzo Salad with Arugula Pesto Peppery arugula pesto and tangy feta cheese encase orzo and sweet corn kernels for a great dish that is as good hot as it is cold. Arugula Pesto: 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts (about 1 ounce) 1 ½ cups packed arugula ½ cup packed flat-leaf parsley 1 garlic clove, pressed 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 3 tablespoons grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese ½ teaspoon coarse salt Freshly ground black pepper Salad: 1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta) 2 cups fresh corn kernels  1 cup cucumber, cut into small cubes (about 1 medium cucumber) 2 large plum tomatoes, cut lengthwise into wedges ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese

rub over chicken. 3. Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet. Brown chicken 5 minutes on each side. Remove chicken to a plate. 4. Add onions, corn, tomato and bell pepper to pan; sauté 5 minutes. Place chicken on top of corn mixture in skillet. Cover and bake 25 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes. Serves 4.

1. To prepare pesto, place walnuts in processor and finely chop. Add arugula and parsley; pulse to coarsely chop. With motor running, add garlic, oil, lemon juice, cheese, salt and pepper and process until blended.    2. To prepare salad, cook orzo according to package directions. Drain, rinse under cold running water and drain well. Transfer to a large bowl. Add corn, pesto and cucumber and mix gently. Spoon onto serving plates and garnish with tomatoes and feta. Serves 8. Recipe by Jean Kressy.

Per serving: 500 calories, 27g fat, 145mg chol., 40g prot., 26g carbs., 6g sugars, 5g fiber, 380mg sodium.

Per serving: 233 calories, 11g fat, 14mg chol., 8g prot., 27g carbs., 5g sugars, 2g fiber, 246mg sodium.

1. Preheat oven to 375F. 2. Combine the first 7 ingredients (garlic powder through pepper);



“My doctor and I chose Prolia®. Ask your doctor if Prolia® is right for you.” Blythe Danner Award winning actress

Prolia® is a prescription medicine used to treat osteoporosis in women after menopause who: • have an increased risk for fractures • cannot use another osteoporosis medicine or other osteoporosis medicines did not work well

Important Safety Information What is the most important information I should know about Prolia®? If you receive Prolia®, you should not receive XGEVA®. Prolia® contains the same medicine as XGEVA® (denosumab). Prolia® can cause serious side effects: Low calcium levels in your blood (hypocalcemia). Prolia® may lower the calcium levels in your blood. If you have low blood calcium, it may get worse during treatment. Your low blood calcium must be treated before you receive Prolia®. Your doctor may prescribe calcium and vitamin D to help prevent low calcium levels in your blood.

Take calcium and vitamin D as your doctor tells you to. Serious infections. Serious infections in your skin, lower stomach area (abdomen), bladder, or ear may happen. Infl ammation of the inner lining of the heart (endocarditis) due to an infection may also happen more often in people who take Prolia ®. You may need to go to the hospital for treatment. Prolia® is a medicine that may affect your immune system. People who have weakened immune systems or take medicines that affect the immune system may have an increased risk for developing serious infections. Skin problems. Skin problems such as inflammation of your skin (dermatitis), rash, and eczema have been reported. Severe jaw bone problems (osteonecrosis). Severe jaw bone problems may occur. Your doctor should examine your mouth before you start Prolia ® and may tell you to see your dentist. It is important for you to practice good mouth care during treatment with Prolia ®.

For women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at increased risk for fractures: there’s Prolia®. ®


2 shots a year proven to help strengthen bones. Prolia® is different. It’s the first and only prescription therapy for postmenopausal osteoporosis that is a shot given 2 times a year in your doctor’s office. Prolia® helps stop the development of bone-removing cells before they can reach and damage the bone. Prolia® is proven to: • Significantly reduce fractures of the spine, hip, and other bones • Help increase bone density • Help reverse bone loss Is Prolia® right for you? Ask your doctor today. By Prescription Only.

Before taking Prolia®, tell your doctor if you: • Are taking a medicine called XGEVA® (denosumab). XGEVA® contains the same medicine as Prolia®. • Have low blood calcium • Cannot take daily calcium and vitamin D • Had parathyroid or thyroid surgery (glands located in your neck) • Have been told you have trouble absorbing minerals in your stomach or intestines (malabsorption syndrome) • Have kidney problems or are on kidney dialysis • Plan to have dental surgery or teeth removed • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant • Are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed What are the possible side effects of Prolia®? It is not known if the use of Prolia® over a long period of time may cause slow healing of broken bones or unusual fractures. The most common side effects of Prolia® are back pain, pain in your arms and legs, high cholesterol, muscle pain, and bladder infection.

These are not all the possible side effects of Prolia®. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Please see Medication Guide on the next page.

Ask your doctor about your bone strength and if Prolia® is right for you.

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Severe jaw bone problems (osteonecrosis). Severe jaw bone problems may occur. Your doctor should examine your mouth before you start Prolia ® and may tell you to see your dentist. It is important for you to practice good mouth care during treatment with Prolia ®.

Skin problems. Skin problems such as inflammation of your skin (dermatitis), rash, and eczema have been reported.

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General information about Prolia Do not give Prolia to other people even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Prolia. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about Prolia that is written for health professionals. For more information, go to or call Amgen at 1-800-772-6436. What are the ingredients in Prolia? Active ingredient: denosumab Inactive ingredients: sorbitol, acetate, polysorbate 20 (prefilled syringe only), Water for Injection (USP), and sodium hydroxide

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How should I handle Prolia if I need to pick it up from a pharmacy? • Keep Prolia in a refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C) in the original carton. • Do not freeze Prolia. • When you remove Prolia from the refrigerator, Prolia must be kept at room temperature [up to 77°F (25°C)] in the original carton and must be used within 14 days. • Do not keep Prolia at temperatures above 77°F (25°C). Warm temperatures will affect how Prolia works. • Do not shake Prolia. • Keep Prolia in the original carton to protect from light. Keep Prolia and all medicines out of reach of children.

What is the most important information I should know about Prolia®? If you receive Prolia®, you should not receive XGEVA®. Prolia® contains the same medicine as XGEVA® (denosumab). Prolia® can cause serious side effects: Low calcium levels in your blood (hypocalcemia). Prolia® may lower the calcium levels in your blood. If you have low blood calcium, it may get worse during treatment. Your low blood calcium must be treated before you receive Prolia®. Your doctor may prescribe calcium and vitamin D to help prevent low calcium levels in your blood.

Serious infections. Serious infections in your skin, lower stomach area (abdomen), bladder, or ear may happen. Infl ammation of the inner lining of the heart (endocarditis) due to an infection may also happen more often in people who take Prolia ®. You may need to go to the hospital for treatment. Prolia® is a medicine that may affect your immune system. People who have weakened immune systems or take medicines that affect the immune system may have an increased risk for developing serious infections.

Prolia® is a prescription medicine used to treat osteoporosis in women after menopause who: • have an increased risk for fractures • cannot use another osteoporosis medicine or other osteoporosis medicines did not work well

Blythe Danner

Award winning actress


© 2011 Amgen Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. All rights reserved. 60207-R1-

2 shots a year to help reverse bone loss

Ask your doctor about your bone strength and if Prolia® is right for you.

These are not all the possible side effects of Prolia®. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Please see Medication Guide on the next page.

How will I receive Prolia? • Prolia is an injection that will be given to you by a healthcare professional. Prolia is injected under your skin (subcutaneous). • You will receive Prolia 1 time every 6 months. • You should take calcium and vitamin D as your doctor tells you to while you receive Prolia. • If you miss a dose of Prolia, you should receive your injection as soon as you can. • Take good care of your teeth and gums while you receive Prolia. Brush and floss your teeth regularly.

Take calcium and vitamin D as your doctor tells you to.

3. Skin problems. Skin problems such as inflammation of your skin (dermatitis), rash, and eczema may happen if you take Prolia. Call your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms of skin problems that do not go away or get worse: • Redness • Itching • Small bumps or patches (rash) • Your skin is dry or feels like leather • Blisters that ooze or become crusty • Skin peeling


2. Serious infections. Serious infections in your skin, lower stomach area (abdomen), bladder, or ear may happen if you take Prolia. Inflammation of the inner lining of the heart (endocarditis) due to an infection also may happen more often in people who take Prolia. You may need to go to the hospital for treatment if you develop an infection. Prolia is a medicine that may affect your immune system. People who have weakened immune system or take medicines that affect the immune system may have an increased risk for developing serious infections. Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms of infection: • Fever or chills • Skin that looks red or swollen and is hot or tender to touch • Severe abdominal pain • Frequent or urgent need to urinate or burning feeling when you urinate

What should I tell my doctor before receiving Prolia? Before taking Prolia, tell your doctor if you: • Are taking a medicine called Xgeva (denosumab). Xgeva contains the same medicine as Prolia. • Have low blood calcium. • Cannot take daily calcium and vitamin D. • Had parathyroid or thyroid surgery (glands located in your neck). • Have been told you have trouble absorbing minerals in your stomach or intestines (malabsorption syndrome). • Have kidney problems or are on kidney dialysis. • Plan to have dental surgery or teeth removed. • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Prolia may harm your unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking Prolia. Pregnancy Surveillance Program: Prolia is not intended for use in pregnant women. If you become pregnant while taking Prolia, talk to your doctor about enrolling with Amgen’s Pregnancy Surveillance Program or call 1-800-772-6436 (1-800-77-AMGEN). The purpose of this program is to collect information about women who have become pregnant while taking Prolia. • Are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. It is not known if Prolia passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take Prolia or breast-feed. You should not do both. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of medicines with you to show to your doctor or pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

“My doctor and I chose Prolia®. Ask your doctor if Prolia® is right for you.”

What are the possible side effects of Prolia? Prolia may cause serious side effects. • See “What is the most important information I should know about Prolia?” • Long-term effects on bone: It is not known if the use of Prolia over a long period of time may cause slow healing of broken bones or unusual fractures. The most common side effects of Prolia are: • Back pain • Pain in your arms and legs • High cholesterol • Muscle pain • Bladder infection These are not all the possible side effects of Prolia. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Before taking Prolia®, tell your doctor if you: • Are taking a medicine called XGEVA® (denosumab). XGEVA® contains the same medicine as Prolia®. • Have low blood calcium • Cannot take daily calcium and vitamin D • Had parathyroid or thyroid surgery (glands located in your neck) • Have been told you have trouble absorbing minerals in your stomach or intestines (malabsorption syndrome) • Have kidney problems or are on kidney dialysis • Plan to have dental surgery or teeth removed • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant • Are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed

Who should not receive Prolia? Do not take Prolia if you have been told by your doctor that your blood calcium level is too low. By Prescription Only.

Prolia can cause serious side effects including: 1. Low calcium levels in your blood (hypocalcemia). Prolia may lower the calcium levels in your blood. If you have low blood calcium before you start receiving Prolia, it may get worse during treatment. Your low blood calcium must be treated before you receive Prolia. Most people with low blood calcium levels do not have symptoms, but some people may have symptoms. Call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of low blood calcium such as: • Spasms, twitches, or cramps in your muscles • Numbness or tingling in your fingers, toes, or around your mouth Your doctor may prescribe calcium and vitamin D to help prevent low calcium levels in your blood while you take Prolia. Take calcium and vitamin D as your doctor tells you to.

What is Prolia? Prolia is a prescription medicine used to treat osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of bone) in women after menopause (“change of life”) who • Have an increased risk for fractures (broken bones). • Cannot use another osteoporosis medicine or other osteoporosis medicines did not work well. Is Prolia® right for you? Ask your doctor today.

What is the most important information I should know about Prolia? If you receive Prolia, you should not receive XGEVA®. Prolia contains the same medicine as Xgeva (denosumab).

Call your doctor right away if you have any of these side effects.

Prolia® is proven to:

For women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at increased risk for fractures: there’s Prolia®.

Read the Medication Guide that comes with Prolia before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or treatment. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions about Prolia.

• Significantly reduce fractures of the spine, hip, and other bones • Help increase bone density • Help reverse bone loss

Prolia® helps stop the development of bone-removing cells before they can reach and damage the bone.

Prolia® is different. It’s the first and only prescription therapy for postmenopausal osteoporosis that is a shot given 2 times a year in your doctor’s office.

2 shots a year proven to help strengthen bones.

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• Tell your dentist that you are receiving Prolia before you have dental work.

4. Severe jaw bone problems (osteonecrosis). Severe jaw bone problems may happen when you take Prolia. Your doctor should examine your mouth before you start Prolia. Your doctor may tell you to see your dentist before you start Prolia. It is important for you to practice good mouth care during treatment with Prolia.

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Calories 70

Calories from Fat 45 % Daily Value*

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that cholesterol levels in eggs are lower than previously thought. After reviewing the nutrient composition of standard large eggs, the USDA results show the average amount of cholesterol in one large egg is 185 mg, 14% lower than previously recorded. Consuming an egg a day fits easily within dietary guidance, which recommends limiting cholesterol consumption to 300 mg per day. The USDA analysis also revealed that a single

large egg now contains 64% more Vitamin D than last reported in 2002. Eggs are one of the few foods that are a naturally good source of Vitamin D, which plays an important role in calcium absorption, helping to form and maintain strong bones. The amount of protein in one large egg remains the same – 6 grams of protein or 13% of the recommended daily value. And at 70 calories per egg and just 15 cents a serving, eggs are nutrient-dense, affordable and the perfect choice for breakfast.

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14% LESS


Total Fat 5g Saturated Fat 1.5g Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 185mg Sodium 70mg Potassium 70mg Total Carbohydrate 0g Protein 6g

8% 8%

60% 3% 2% 0% 13%

Vitamin A 6% • Vitamin C 0% Vitamin D 10% • Calcium 2% Iron 4% • Thiamin 0% Riboflavin 10% • Vitamin B-6 4% Folate 6% • Vitamin B-12 8% Phosphorus 10% • Zinc 4% Not a significant source of Dietary fiber or Sugars * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 Calorie diet. Your daily volumes may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Calories Total Fat Less than Sat fat Less than Cholesterol Less than Sodium Less than Potassium Total Carbohydrate Dietary Fiber Protein

2,000 65g 20g 300mg 2,400mg 3,500mg 300g 25g 50g

2,500 80g 25g 300mg 2,400mg 3,500mg 375g 30g 65g

Calories per gram Fat 9 - Carbohydrate 4 - Protein 4

Prep Time: 1 minute Cook Time: 45 to 60 seconds Makes: 1 serving

WHAT YOU NEED 2 EGGS 2 Tbsp. milk 2 Tbsp. shredded Cheddar Cheese Salt and pepper

HERE’S HOW 1. COAT 12-oz. microwave-safe coffee mug with cooking spray. ADD eggs and milk; beat until blended. 2. MICROWAVE on HIGH 45 seconds; stir. MICROWAVE until eggs are almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer. 3. TOP with cheese; season with salt and pepper Microwave ovens vary. Cooking times may need to be adjusted.

In 2010, a random sample of regular large shell eggs was collected from locations across the country to analyze the nutrient content of eggs. The testing procedure was last completed with eggs in 2002, and while most nutrients remained similar to those values, cholesterol decreased by 14% and vitamin D increased by 64% from 2002 values. Average amount of cholesterol in one egg is 185 mg, down from 215 mg.

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America’s harvest

Made in America In New York’s Hudson Valley, farmers grow more than 70 varieties of garlic, celebrated at the annual garlic festival every September.

Photo by Diane Welland


ob Yerina’s father came home one evening about 40 years ago with 1 ½ pounds of garlic. “My father told me to go plant it, so I did,” he said. Yerina, owner of Garlic Delite Farms in Little Falls, N.Y., has been growing the stinkin’ rose ever since. Other old-timers tell similar stories: Frankie Palermo, a Sicilian immigrant, decided to give garlic a try on his Canandaigua, N.Y., farm because, “Everybody grows tomatoes.” In Solvay, N.Y., Ron Antonili got his start with 150-year-old seed given to him by his best friend’s mother. “How can you pass up that?” he asks. Yerina admits that growing garlic is labor Frankie intensive. “You plant in fall, then weed constantly. Palermo Harvest is in early summer, then garlic needs to dry.” But it has its benefits: Garlic is disease-resistant, and you can plant it fairly close together. One acre of garlic yields about 3 to 5 tons of garlic. Robert Nogash, owner of Gillie Farms in Memphis, N.Y., is one of a new generation of garlic-growers. He operates a certified organic farm, planting buckwheat in between garlic plants to manage weeds and adding compost to keep the soil healthy. Both Yerina and Nogash along with 50 other garlic growers sell their bulbs at the Hudson Valley Garlic Festival every year. Vendors sell about 70 varieties of garlic including Spanish Roja, Italian Purple Skin and Russian Red, to name a few. This year’s Stuffed Baked festival is scheduled for Sept. 24-25 in Saugerties, N.Y. Tomatoes

Story by Diane Welland, a food writer in Springfield, Va.

health FOOD gIn this recipe, pungent raw garlic

2 large ripe summer tomatoes 1 cup small curd cottage cheese ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil, spinach or arugula 2 crushed garlic cloves ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

combines with cool, creamy cottage cheese. This versatile dairy product packs a healthy dose of protein (28g per cup) and calcium (150mg per cup). Stuff it in a fresh tomato, use in place of ricotta for creamier lasagnas, and don’t forget the garlic.


1. Preheat oven to 400F. 2. Cut tomatoes in half horizontally.

Combine remaining ingredients; stir gently. Divide evenly among 4 tomato halves. Bake 15 minutes or until hot and browned. Serves 4. Per serving: 110 calories, 4.5g fat, 15mg chol., 11g prot., 6g carbs., 4g sugars, 1g fiber, 350mg sodium.


Chicken with 20 Cloves of Garlic (cover) When cooked long and slow, garlic becomes soft and mellow, perfect for spreading on bread. 1 1  2  20  2  ½  ¾  ¼  ¼  24 

tablespoon butter tablespoon olive oil pounds chicken leg quarters garlic cloves, peeled cups cherry tomatoes teaspoon salt cup reduced-sodium chicken broth teaspoon freshly ground black pepper cup shredded (chiffonade) basil leaves (¼-inch-thick) slices baguette

1. Preheat oven to 425F. 2. Heat butter and oil in a heavy ovenproof skillet

over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned (about 5 minutes per side). Remove chicken to a plate. 3. Add garlic to pan and cook until it begins to brown, about 1 minute, stirring frequently. Return chicken to pan on top of garlic. Sprinkle with tomatoes and salt. Add broth. 4. Cook 30 minutes, or until chicken is done. Sprinkle with pepper and fresh basil. Serve with baguette slices. Serves 8. Per serving: 306 calories, 13g fat, 72mg chol., 19g prot., 25g carbs., 1.3g sugars, 1g fiber, 472mg sodium.

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Emeril’s Farmers’ Market Frittata We love this fresh frittata from Emeril Lagasse that uses summer vegetables and garden herbs. 8 3 ½ ¼ 3 1 1 1 1 1 2

eggs tablespoons heavy cream teaspoon salt teaspoon freshly ground black pepper tablespoons butter cup thinly sliced onions cup thinly sliced green, red or orange bell peppers, or a mix cup thinly sliced mushrooms (about 4 ounces) cup fresh corn kernels cup diced smoked ham tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as chives, basil, thyme, parsley and oregano 1 cup grated Swiss cheese (about 4 ounces)

Photo by Teresa Blackburn

1. Set a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat the broiler. 2. Whisk eggs, cream, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl until

Fresh Frittata This Italian omelet will become your new go-to brunch or dinner, perfect for fresh vegetables as well as recycled leftovers. Best yet—no flipping or folding required.


hen I find a swarm of 16-year-olds standing in my kitchen, it’s time for a frittata. It can be made at a moment’s notice and is perfect for recycling leftovers—particularly pasta, which I always have in the fridge. I sauté ham, onions and whatever other bits of veggies I have. Edamame is a favorite; squash, red bell pepper and even a vegetable stir-fry work, too. On top of the veggies go leftover pasta and whisked up eggs. I sprinkle the entire thing with cheese and bake, or just cover and cook on top of the stove. It is always a hit. —Jill Melton

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combined. 3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 10-inch ovenproof sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and peppers and cook, stirring as needed, until soft, 7 to 8 minutes. Add mushrooms and corn and cook 2 minutes. Add ham and cook until warmed, about 1 minute. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter; when melted, add egg mixture. Sprinkle fresh herbs over eggs, and top with cheese. Reduce heat to medium and cook eggs, undisturbed, 3 minutes, or until the surface begins to bubble and the bottom starts to set. 4. Immediately place pan in oven and broil until golden brown on top, 3 to 4 minutes. 5. Remove pan from oven. Using a rubber spatula, loosen frittata from sides of pan. Tilt pan and gently slide frittata onto a platter. Serve hot or warm. Serves 8. Per serving: 260 calories, 19g fat, 230mg chol., 14g prot., 8g carbs., 3g sugars, 1g fiber, 510mg sodium.

Recipe by Emeril Lagasse. Reprinted with permission from his Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh (William Morrow Cookbooks, 2010). HOW TO

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knife to cut kernels off the cob; then flip the knife over and use the dull side to scrape again, releasing all the milk.


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