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County OKs budget without new jail By Danny Barrett Jr.

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Property tax rates levied by Warren County will be left alone this year, but work to build a new jail appears officially delayed for the 2010-11 fiscal year in a $14.8 million budget OK’d by supervisors Tuesday. The board pushed through a “zeroed-out” general fund for next year, that is, one that has no surplus or deficit due to cuts in the chancery and circuit clerk’s offices and to the Buildings and Grounds department. Pay raises for sheriff’s deputies and road

workers were scrapped in the name of building up cash reserves, though $220,000 in new sheriff’s department vehicles and nearly $2 million in road resurfacing projects highlight a 35 percent spike in gaming fund spending compared with last year. In a break from the recent past when both boards approved budgets on the same day, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen put off adopting its budget until Friday, though a $31.3 million general fund budget laid out for public See County, Page A7.


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Aldermen Sid Beauman and Michael Mayfield on Tuesday refused to sign off on a transfer of about $350 to allow Mayor Paul Winfield to travel to Washington, D.C., next week to participate in a two-day summit on community service. “We have a budget that is set for conferences and travel, and to allow you to go on this trip would mean we’d have to move some monies around to do that, and I don’t agree with that,” said North Ward Alderman Mayfield, who added he had


TODAY IN HISTORY 1504: Michelangelo’s towering marble statue of David is unveiled to the public in Florence, Italy. 1892: An early version of “The Pledge of Allegiance,” written by Francis Bellamy, appears in “The Youth’s Companion.” 1935: Sen. Huey P. Long, D-La., “The Kingfish” of Louisiana politics, is shot and mortally wounded inside the State Capitol in Baton Rouge; he died two days later at age 42. The assailant was identified as Dr. Carl Weiss, who was gunned down by Long’s bodyguards. 1974: President Gerald R. Ford grants an unconditional pardon to former President Richard Nixon.


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Carol Zoerd draws a portrait of Suzanne Anderson during a four-day portrait drawing class taught by Jackson artist Jerrod

Partridge Tuesday at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. The class continues through Friday at the complex near downtown.

Mayor Paul Winfield and North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield OK’d giving the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport an additional $25,000 on Tuesday to help the struggling airport pay its bills in the remainder of the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman cast the lone vote against increasing Vicksburg’s contribution toward the airport’s operating

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‘...To allow you to go on this trip would mean we’d have to move some monies around to do that, and I don’t agree with that.’

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no qualms with the event or Winfield’s ability to represent the city. “I’m not going See City, Page A8.

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expenses to $54,889.79, up from $29,889.79. “This isn’t a budget amendment like we usually do. Our amendments have to be in our budget; they are dollars that we have, and amending their budget causes us to pay out more money,” Beauman said. “I’m just not supportive of that.” Vicksburg is one of four municipal owners of the airport at Mound, La., along with Warren County, TalluSee VTR, Page A7.

Sandwich shop planned for old Maxwell’s site By Danny Barrett Jr. A retail strip center anchored by at least one national chain restaurant could pop up along East Clay Street in a year’s time, an investor in the property said Monday. A Subway sandwich location is planned on about 1.2 acres in front of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District headquarters, said Ketan Desai of Jackson-based KVS Enterprises Inc. The firm owns the Subway

location on Pemberton Square Boulevard. The site is where Maxwell’s Restaurant operated for four decades until its closing in September 2005. A revised deed transferring that part of the former restaurant’s property was filed in Warren County land records last week. A Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers restaurant, in the works for three years since the Maxwell’s building was razed, is still planned next door, though it will be handled by a separate set

of developers, Desai said. Development of the hollow near the “four-way” intersection of Mississippi 27, U.S. 80 and 61 and East Clay Street would be a bracket on a commercial strip of East Clay well-traveled by customers of McAlister’s Deli across the street and Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge to the east. Maxwell’s closed following the effects of Hurricane Katrina David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post on the business’s food supply, owner Virginia Monsour said at Land in front of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District Office on East Clay Street, being cleared the time.

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Vicksburg Fire Department Lt. Adam Boren tries to avoid running over traffic cones as he goes through a drill for backing up the fire truck Tuesday in the parking lot of Vicksburg Cycles. All firefighters participate in random drills monthly. The firefighter who

A Vicksburg teen was arrested Tuesday morning after an investigation into an accidental shooting showed the gun had been stolen. Carl Byrd, 17, 2601 Rosedown St., told police he accidentally shot himself in a finger and his girlfriend in the leg while at her house on Aug. 14, Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Both were taken to River Region Medical Center, where his girlfriend was treated and released, hospital spokesman Allen Karel said. Karel said Byrd was transferred to another hospital, which was not identified. Stewart said after an investigation, the handgun was found to be stolen and Byrd was arrested by police at 9:47 a.m. while in class at Vicksburg High School. He was charged with possession of a stolen firearm and released from the Warren County Jail on a $10,000 bond, Stewart said.


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Stevens’ 16-year-old daughter was wounded but escaped from the mobile home. Stevens had sought action on a certificate of appealability on the jury selection issue. A COA is similar to a postconviction petition, in which an inmate argues he has found new evidence — or a possible constitutional issue — that could persuade a court to order a new trial. Stevens had claimed prosecutors violated his rights by keeping a black woman from sitting on his jury. Stevens is white. His trial jury was composed of 11 whites and one black. The 5th Circuit panel said Stevens failed to show any deliberate effort by prosecutors to keep blacks off the jury.

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Court denies killer’s appeal of death sentence JACKSON (AP) — A federal appeals court has turned down the appeal of Benny Joe Stevens, who was convicted of capital murder in the slaying of four people in Marion County. In court documents, Stevens attacked the jury selection in his 1999 trial. A federal judge dismissed that argument in 2008 and a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Tuesday upheld that decision. The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld Stevens’ conviction and four death sentences in 2001. Stevens was convicted of killing a couple and two children in 1998 in a mobile home in the Foxworth community. Stevens’ ex-wife and their 11-year-old son were among those killed.

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American Legion Post 213 — 8 tonight; regular meeting, election of officers; 1618 Main St. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Alonzo Stevens, VHS head coach, speaker; Shoney’s. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601634-4596. American Legion No. 3 — 6 p.m. Thursday; monthly meet-

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City woman jailed on drug court order A Vicksburg woman as in the Warren County Jail this morning for a drug court sanction. Victoria Wheeler, 23, 1214 Jackson St., was arrested by Warren County deputies at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday and held without bond, jail records showed.

AC, refrigerator among missing items Two residential burglaries and an auto burglary were reported in the city and county Tuesday. A Goldstar air conditioner unit valued at $199 and a Chefmate mini refrigerator valued at $90 were reported missing at 1:55 p.m. from a home in the 1500 block of Mil-

itary Avenue. A 9 mm Hi-Point pistol valued at $285, a 37-inch Magnavox TV valued at $985 and $425 cash were reported missing at 10:30 p.m. from a home in the 1100 block of Jefferson Street. The TV was recovered beside the house. A 9 mm gun valued at $300 and an Apple iPhone valued at $300 were reported missing at 8:42 a.m. from a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado in the 100 block of Mill Creek Drive.

Georgian injured in wreck on I-20 A Georgia woman was injured in a one-car wreck on Interstate 20 near the Flowers exit early this morning. Tasheka Goslee, 35, 1420 Winchester Trail, Smyrna, was treated and released from River Region Medical Center, hospital spokesman Allen Karel said. No other wreck information was available.

A golf tournament set at Clear Creek Golf Course on Sept. 17 will benefit the family of a Vicksburg firefighter whose wife is battling breast cancer. The four-man scramble tournament will begin with check-in at 11:30 a.m. and tee-

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Five found guilty Five convictions of driving under the influence, first offense, were reported in Warren County for the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Erickel Donald, 28, 2607 Pearl St., was fined $674. • David Lee McFelt, 23, 207 Redhawk Road, was fined

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Senior Center — Thursday: 10 a.m. chair exercises and water color art class with Karen Sanders; 11, open use of computers; 12:30 p.m. LaBarre bridge; 1, canasta; 5:45, bridge class; 6, chess; 6:30, chess blitz tournament; 7, duplicate bridge. Public Library — 10:30 a.m.

Thursday; day-care groups; 700 Veto St. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-anon — 8 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Hit the Bricks and Adjoining Streets — 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday; downtown Vicksburg. Vicksburg Theatre Guild Auditions — 2 p.m. SaturdaySunday and Sept 18; 7 p.m. Sept. 19; “An English Heaven & Is There Honey Still,” six to nine women (ages 15-60), two men and one boy; 601-636-0471. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Magnolia and Moonshine; do-

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Veterans Administration awards contract for clinic in McComb McCOMB (AP) — The Veterans Administration has signed a contract with CRAssociates Inc. to partner with the Jackson VA Medical Center in providing services at a new clinic in McComb. According to the contract, CR Associates, of Newington, Va., has 90 days to open a clinic and begin seeing VA patients. No construction will be involved. The clinic will provide general medical and preventative services for about 8,000 veterans

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ing; 1712 Monroe St. Woodmen of the World — 6 p.m. Friday; monthly meeting, members asked to attend; Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Goodrum Road; 601-638-2495. Rosa A. Temple Reunion — Planning meeting, 3 p.m. Saturday; Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St.; Dorwin Shields or Mary Logan, 601634-0791 and 601-638-2898. Letitia Street Reunion — 9 p.m. Saturday; fundraiser for reunion; admission $5; DJ Reo Slaughter; The Hut, 1618 Main St. Vicksburg Exchange — 12:30 p.m. Monday; Sheriff Martin Pace, speaker; Hibachi Grill.

off at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the $60 entry fees and corporate sponsorships will benefit the family of Sunni Bresnahan, whose husband, Brian Bresnahan, is a firefighter. To enter the tournament, contact Tommy Stewart at 601-218-4629 or Tammy Stewart at 601-218-0911, or e-mail them at

nations appreciated. Sewing Basics: Buttons and Hems 101 Workshop — 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 16, Southern Cultural Heritage Center; Patricia Madell, instructor; registration, $15 for SCHF members and $20 for nonmembers; supplies included, students bring an item of clothing that needs repairing; 601-631-



in an area that includes Pike, Lincoln, Amite and Walthall counties. The VA said veterans from other counties might also enroll for care at the clinic. The VA said veterans currently seen at the VA medical center in Jackson might transfer their care to the McComb clinic. The VA also operates clinics in Meridian, Hattiesburg, Greenville, Natchez, Kosciusko and Columbus.

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BP report blames itself, others for Gulf oil spill NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Oil giant BP PLC laid much of the blame for the rig explosion and the massive Gulf of Mexico spill on itself, other companies’ workers and a complex series of failures in an internal report released today before a key piece of evidence has been analyzed. In its 193-page report posted on its website, the British company described the incident as an accident that arose from a complex and interlinked series of mechanical failures, human judgments, engineering design, operational implementation and team interfaces. BP spread the blame around, and even was critical of its own workers’ conduct, but it defended some parts of the well’s design and it was careful in its assessments. It already faces hundreds of lawsuits and billions of dollars of liabilities. In public hearings, it had already tried to shift some of the blame to rig owner Transocean Ltd. and cement contractor Halliburton. BP was leasing the rig from Transocean and owned the well that blew out. While BP didn’t completely absolve its engineers, the com-

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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning on April 21. pany shot down some of the things they’ve been criticized for by members of Congress and others. “Well control actions taken prior to the explosion suggest the rig crew was not sufficiently prepared to manage an escalating well control situation,” the report said. A Transocean lawyer said the company had no immediate comment on the report. Shares in BP extended gains after the release of the report. The stock was up 2 percent

at 414.95 pence ($6.41) shortly after the report was made public today. The report was generated by a BP team led by Mark Bly, BP’s head of safety and operations. BP’s report is far from the final word on possible causes of the explosion, as several divisions of the U.S. government, including the Justice Department, Coast Guard and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, are also

investigating. Also, a key piece of the puzzle — the blowout preventer that failed to stop the oil from leaking from the well off the Louisiana coast — was raised from the water Saturday. As of Tuesday afternoon, it had not reached a NASA facility in New Orleans where government investigators planned to analyze it, so those conclusions were not part of BP’s report. The April 20 rig explosion killed 11 workers and led to 206 million gallons of oil spewing from BP’s undersea well. Investigators know the explosion was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the well and shot up the drill column, expanding quickly as it burst through several seals and barriers before igniting. But they don’t know exactly how or why the gas escaped. And they don’t know why the blowout preventer didn’t seal the well pipe at the sea bottom after the eruption, as it was supposed to. The details of BP’s internal report were closely guarded — and only a short list of people saw it ahead of its release. There were signs of prob-

lems prior to the explosion, including an unexpected loss of fluid from a pipe known as a riser five hours before the explosion that could have indicated a leak in the blowout preventer. Witness statements show that rig workers talked just minutes before the blowout about pressure problems in the well. At first, nobody seemed too worried, workers have said. Then panic set in. Workers called their bosses to report that the well was “coming in” and that they were “getting mud back.” The drilling supervisor, Jason Anderson, tried to shut down the well. It didn’t work. At least two explosions turned the rig into an inferno. Members of Congress, industry experts and workers who survived the rig explosion have accused BP’s engineers of cutting corners to save time and money on a project that was 43 days and more than $20 million behind schedule at the time of the blast. In its report, BP defended the well’s design, which has been criticized by industry experts.

La. Wildlife department: False River drawdown waits on Corps plan NEW ROADS, La. — The planned False River drawdown was supposed to start this week, but federal and state officials said Tuesday it would be at least two years before any action is taken to improve the deteriorating lake’s water quality. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham, who canceled the planned drawdown last month, said he’s unwilling to devote resources to what would be only a temporary fix. Instead, Barham said, he plans to wait until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fin-

the south

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ishes an ongoing study into how False River’s water quality can be best improved. Specifically, the Corps’ study is examining ways of stopping large amounts of sediment from washing into the lake and also is aimed at determining the best way to remove existing sediment from the lakebed.

Quadruple killing motive unknown LAKE CHARLES, La. — The people found dead in a

southwest Louisiana trailer park were two women who apparently shared the trailer and two men who were with them, but investigators don’t know when or why they were killed, the sheriff’s spokeswoman said Tuesday. Sheriff Tony Mancuso would not say how Crystal Dawn Fruge, 28, the trailer’s owner; Jessica M. Eugene, 26; Terry Lynn Banks, 19; and Kendrick Warren Lavergne, 29, were killed, spokeswoman Kim Myers said. She said investigators were following up on information from people who knew one or more of the victims and

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people who reported seeing a dark blue Ford Explorer XLT often near Fruge’s mobile home. She said she did not know how long Eugene, who was originally from Slidell, had shared Fruge’s house trailer. Investigators were waiting for a coroner’s report on a likely time of death, she said. Mancuso has said it probably was before Monday, when Fruge’s mother went to check on her daughter and the bodies were found. The 2000 Explorer, with license number LCE 755, was registered in Lauderdale County, Miss., about 300

miles from Lake Charles.

Autopsy ordered on body found in river CLEVELAND, Miss. — Officials have ordered an autopsy after the body of a missing man was recovered from the Mississippi River. The body of Stephen Miller of Rosedale was spotted Monday by a tow boat. Bolivar County Deputy Coroner Murrray Roark said the body was sent to Jackson for an autopsy. He says a toxicology report will take six to eight weeks.

3 of 4 Reform candidates restored to state ballot By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Three of the Reform Party’s four congressional candidates were restored Tuesday to the state’s Nov. 2 general election ballot, only days after being booted off because of a dispute over the party’s leadership. Officials said the remaining Reform Party candidate, Ashley Norwood of Canton, will be put back on the ballot if she provides a sworn statement by this afternoon that she meets qualifications to run. She must be at least 25 years old and a U.S. citizen who has lived in the country at least seven years. The state ballot has to be prepared by today, 55 days before the election. Last week, Board of Election Commissioners originally took the candidates off the ballot after questioning whether the party had followed its own procedures in choosing the candidates. But the decision was reversed Tuesday after hearing from Thomas Randolph Huffmaster, who said he is the state Reform chairman. Barbara Dale Washer of Hattiesburg filed to run for Congress in northern Mississippi’s 1st District; Norwood filed in the Delta’s 2nd District; Tracella Lou O’Hara Hill of Hattiesburg filed in the central 3rd District; and Anna Jewel Revies of Hattiesburg filed in the southern 4th District. Washer and Hill live outside the districts where they filed to run, but that’s allowed. Their residency was not the reason they were taken off the ballot last week. The state election commissioners accepted Huffmaster’s word Tuesday that each of the candidates properly paid a mandatory $200 filing fee to run for Congress.

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Founded by John G. Cashman in 1883 Louis P. Cashman III, Editor & Publisher • Issued by Vicksburg Printing & Publishing Inc., Louis P. Cashman III, President Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 123 | Letters to the editor: or The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

JACK VIX SAYS: The county’s ready for next year; now it’s on the city.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Nick Byrd, charged with murder, is being tried before Squire Lowenburg.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 The David and Hude baseball teams play to a tie.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Allen Wrig, who recently got a degree from Harvard as an electrical engineer, is expected home.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Rev. T.B. Holloman, former Methodist minister here, dies in Yazoo City. • Rev. Father O’Sullivan is here from Bassfield.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 The Vicksburg Truck Growers ship the first carload of fall tomatoes.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Maj. Karl B. Schilling of the Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers, is assigned to duty with the organized reserve.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 John W. Baylot Jr. of Vicksburg is wounded in action in Korea, according to a telegram received here by his parents.


50 YEARS AGO: 1960


Thomas J. Kinzer III enters MIT in Massachusetts for his junior year of study. • Tony Randall stars in “The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn” at the Joy Theatre. • Mrs. Meredith Schaff is elected president of the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970 W. Paul Smith III is named minister of music at Crawford Street Methodist Church. • Lee J. Nichols dies. • Funeral services are held for Mrs. Ida Adams.

Alternative energy source falls short Is wind power a viable alternative to low-cost fossil fuels? Consider this: relying on windmills to reduce greenhouse gas emissions not only is expensive and ironically harmful to the environment, it won’t accomplish its main goal. “A slew of recent studies show that wind-generated energy likely won’t result in any reduction in carbon emissions — or that they’ll be so small as to be almost meaningless,” Robert Bryce, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, writes in a recent Wall Street Journal column. Private-sector studies and the Department of Energy have found the intermittent nature of wind means utilities must either keep conventional power plants running to avoid outages, or “continually ramp up and down” conventional coal- or gas-fired generators, writes Bryce, author of “Power Hungry: The Myths of Green Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future.” The inefficient “cycling” of generators made to run continuously creates more emissions than running constantly. Also, wind power largely displaces natural gas-fired gen-

erators rather than plants burning more carbon-intensive fuels, says Bryce. Nevertheless, wind power costs a lot. The U.S. Energy Industry Administration says tax subsidies for wind power are 200 times greater than for oil and gas, based on per-unit-of-energy produced. California law mandates utilities must produce a third of their power from wind and other socalled renewable sources by 2020. Today 1.8 percent is wind-produced, and less than 1 percent nationwide. The futility of replacing lowcost, efficient fossil fuels with windmills was learned in Scotland, where wind farms delivered half their anticipated power this year. Officials blamed calm weather. More than 40 German top business managers recently complained that mandated renewable energy, including wind power, “will cause significant extra costs in the future,” 8 billion euros this year alone. In Nebraska, officials say wind power can’t “sustain the state’s energy needs” because, at best, windmills operate at 40 per-

30 YEARS AGO: 1980

cent of maximum production level, compared with 90 percent for coal and 95 percent for nuclear power. In Boston, consumers were assured wind power wouldn’t increase their rates, but then discovered power from 130 Nantucket Sound wind turbines costs 21 cents per kilowatt hour compared with 9 cents from conventional sources. Don’t forget the ecological price. Windmills’ soaring heights obscure views and shred birds on massive scales, which can attract hordes of vermin feasting on the sliced and diced fowl. Wind turbines are so noisy that an Oregon wind-generation company offered residents $5,000 each to sign a waiver promising not to complain. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that America’s 84 percent reliance on fossil fuels as of 2008 will be reduced to 78 percent by 2035. It makes little sense to mandate huge additional costs, to impose a less-reliable, annoying energy alternative that ultimately won’t even achieve its principle goal of reducing greenhouse gases.

Tina Marie Shinn celebrates her second birthday. • Mr. and Mrs. James H. Melton announce the birth of an 8-pound, 6-ounce daughter, Jennifer Erin, on Sept. 9. • H.M. Gatrell Jr. dies. • Senior Airman Theresa K. McBroom is named outstanding airman of the quarter at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Warren Central football team is placed on probation for allowing an ineligible player to participate in games. • Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Wilkerson announce the birth of a son, Thomas Bruce Jr., on Sept. 7.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 McKenzie Carlisle celebrates her fourth birthday. • Robert Pickett of Vicksburg is among nine named to Alcorn State’s “A” Club Hall of Fame. • Triumph Church, North Frontage Road, offers a bus ministry to pick up teens for church services.

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Economy, racial paranoia fuel summer of discontent WASHINGTON — What a weird summer! Average Americans, normally sober-minded citizens, came undone over exaggerated threats and imagined enemies; rallied here by the thousands to “restore honor”; and denounced mosques, minority rights and the 14th Amendment — all the while demanding strict adherence to the U.S. Constitution. I would attribute this outbreak of civic madness, partly, to the strange weather — floods, heat waves, droughts — but I don’t want to add to the hysteria by mentioning global warming. It’s a more alarming trend than illegal immigration or mosque construction, but it has been dismissed as liberal urban legend. According to polls, half the country doubts the science that endorses climate change. In a saner moment, the gushing-oil fiasco in the Gulf of Mexico would have provoked not just finger-pointing but also swift political action to curb the country’s dependence on gasoline and address environmentally damaging carbon



Over the last year and a half, Americans of European ancestry have begun to see a deeper message in President Obama’s inauguration — the end of the white majority.

emissions. Alas, this is no such moment. It is, instead, a tempestuous and irrational time, an era of economic gloom, eroding living standards and deep fears about the future. But economic uncertainty alone cannot account for this summer’s strange currents, any more than the weather can. The runaway inflation and deep recession of the late 1970s/early ’80s didn’t produce a similar season of civic craziness. Our long, hot summer needed another ingredient to induce a fever-like madness in the national psyche: demographic change. Over the last year and a half, Americans of European ancestry have begun to see a deeper message in President

Obama’s inauguration — the end of the white majority. For many, especially those who are middle-aged and older, it’s a jarring and unwelcome message. Nothing showcases the racial paranoia occasioned by the Obama presidency better than the persistence of the birthers, who are certain, contrary to the evidence, that Obama is not a citizen. He is, in their eyes, a black man with a foreign-sounding name — and, quite possibly, a “false” religion — who has illegitimately claimed the Oval Office. Before you assume that I’m stereotyping all of the president’s critics as racists, let me be clear: I’m not. I’m talking about something more subtle

and yet more profound: a fear of minority status. (Actually, by the year 2050, demographers expect that whites will be a “plurality,” the largest easily identified ethnic group.) Successful black and brown professionals have had to overcome that fear to maneuver in the economic mainstream, but it’s still a discomfiting idea for many whites, who expect a culture dominated by Anglo standards in everything from beauty to language to styles of worship. While many prognosticators were naive enough to believe that Obama’s election signaled the beginning of a post-racial era, it prompted something altogether different: a backlash against the browning of America. The winds of resentment would have blown in even if the economy were booming, but an anemic recovery was the perfect fuel for a summer of discontent. The backlash is now at gale force. So we’ve seen a summer of fury over illegal immigration, despite the fact that illegal border-crossings have plunged

in the last two or three years, according to a new study by the Pew Hispanic Center. Islamophobia spiked as conservatives made a case against a proposed mosque two blocks from ground zero, claiming that it would represent a victory for jihadists. It didn’t seem to matter that the imam proposing the center has publicly denounced jihadists. To drain the vicious energy of the backlash, the nation needs a broad economic recovery — not just jobs, but also good wages that can pay for a middle-class lifestyle. That would restore faith in the animating idea behind the American Dream: the promise of opportunity for all. That faith is fading right now, and citizens are looking for scapegoats. Those who call God “Allah” are easy targets. So are those who say “Dios.” And a president who doesn’t look like all those other presidents is labeled an imposter. •

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

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Opposition won’t stop Quran-burning, Florida preacher says GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The leader of a small Florida church that espouses antiIslam philosophy said today he was determined to go through with his plan to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11, despite pressure from the White House, religious leaders and others to call it off. “We are still determined to do it, yes,” the Rev. Terry Jones told the CBS Early Show. Jones says he has received more than 100 death threats and has started wearing a .40-caliber pistol strapped to his hip since announcing his plan to burn the book Muslims consider the word of God and insist be treated with the utmost respect. The 58-yearold minister proclaimed in July that he would stage “International Burn-a-Quran Day.”

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The Rev. Terry Jones stands by anti-Islam signs at Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla. Supporters have been mailing copies of the holy text to his Gainesville church of about 50 followers to be incinerated in a bonfire on Saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Gen. David Petraeus took the

rare step of a military leader taking a position on a domestic matter when he warned in an e-mail to The Associated Press that “images of the burning of a Quran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in Afghanistan — and around

the world — to inflame public opinion and incite violence.” Gen. Ray Odierno, the former top commander in Iraq, said today he fears that extremists will use the incident to sow hatred against U.S. troops. “This feeds right into what they want,” Odierno said on NBC’s “Today show. Odierno now heads the U.S. Joint Forces Command. Jones responded that he is also concerned but is “wondering, ‘When do we stop?”’ He refused to cancel the protest at his Dove World Outreach Center but said he was still praying about it. “How much do we back down? How many times do we back down?” Jones told the AP. “Instead of us backing down, maybe it’s time to stand up. Maybe it’s time to send a message to radical Islam that we will not toler-

ate their behavior.” Jones gained some local notoriety last year when he posted signs in front of his church declaring “Islam is of the Devil.” But his Quranburning idea attracted wider attention. It drew rebukes from Muslim nations and at home as an emotional debate was taking shape over the proposed Islamic center near the ground zero site of the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York. His actions most likely would be protected by the First Amendment’s right to free speech. The U.S. Supreme Court has made clear in several landmark rulings that speech deemed offensive to many people, even the majority of people, cannot be suppressed by the government unless it is clearly directed to intimidate someone or

amounts to an incitement to violence, legal experts said. The fire department has denied Jones a required burn permit, but he said lawyers have told him he has the right to burn the Qurans, with or without the city’s permission. The Vatican today denounced the planned Quran burning as “outrageous and grave.” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during a meeting Tuesday with religious leaders to discuss recent attacks on Muslims and mosques around the U.S. called the planned burning idiotic and dangerous, according to a Justice Department official. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton added her disapproval at a dinner in observance of Iftar, the breaking of the daily fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

No parole — again — for John Lennon’s killer Chicago mayor says BUFFALO, N.Y. — John Lennon’s killer was again denied parole in New York, nearly 30 years after gunning down the ex-Beatle outside the musician’s New York City apartment building. A parole board decided not to release Mark David Chapman, 55, after interviewing him Mark David Tuesday Chapman by teleconference at Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York. It was Chapman’s sixth appearance before the board since becoming eligible for parole in 2000. He will be eligible again in 2012. Among those who have opposed Chapman’s release is Lennon’s now 77-year-old widow, Yoko Ono, who said


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS last month that she believed Chapman is a potential threat to her family and perhaps himself. The former maintenance man from Hawaii was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after firing five shots outside Lennon’s Manhattan building on Dec. 8, 1980, hitting Lennon four times in front of his wife and others. He pleaded guilty to seconddegree murder. Lennon would have turned 70 this October.

High wind sparks fires in Detroit DETROIT — Flames have swept through at least two dozen Detroit homes, fanned by strong winds that toppled power lines across the city and knocked out service to at

least 113,000 Michigan homes and businesses. Tuesday night’s fires were scattered through at least three neighborhoods, including along several blocks on the east side. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts of up to 50 mph. No injuries were reported. DTE Energy Co. and CMS Energy Corp. say 113,000 customers lost power. Detroit Fire Department Capt. Steve Varnas said some fires may have been caused by dead tree limbs falling onto power lines.

Judge keeps hold on stem cell funds WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday refused to lift his order blocking federal funding for some stem cell research, saying that a “parade of horribles” predicted by federal

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officials would not happen. Medical researchers value stem cells because they are master cells that can turn into any tissue of the body. Research eventually could lead to cures for spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease and other ailments. The Justice Department argued in court papers last week that stopping the research could cause “irrevocable harm to the millions of extremely sick or injured people who stand to benefit ... as well as to the defendants, the scientific community and the taxpayers who have already spent hundreds of millions of dollars on such research through public funding of projects which will now be forced to shut down and, in many cases, scrapped altogether.” U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth rejected that argument Tuesday.

he’s out of the race CHICAGO (AP) — Suddenly, the race for Chicago mayor is on. Mayor Richard M. Daley has thrown the competition for the city’s top job wide open by announcing he won’t run for a seventh term, ending 21 years of token opposition and prompting speculation about who’s next in line to lead the nation’s third largest city. Political observers expect a crowded field, as Democrats seize the opportunity after years of biding their time. White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, a native Chicagoan, former congressman and one-time Daley aide already has said he’d like the job someday. Several aldermen are said to be mulling their chances. And Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is considered a strong contender.

Then there are U.S. Reps. Jesse Jackson Jr. — who has considered face-offs with Daley in the past but then didn’t run Mayor Richard — and Luis M. Daley Guitierrez. Daley was first elected mayor in 1989, following in the footsteps of his father, Richard J. Daley, who died of a heart attack in 1976 at age 74 during his 21st year in office. “I’ve always believed that every person, especially public officials, must understand when it’s time to move on,” Daley, a Democrat, said during a Tuesday news conference where he was flanked by his family.

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Fastenal (FAST)....................... 48.78 Family Dollar (FDO).............. 42.26 Fred’s (FRED)............................ 11.45 Int’l Paper (IP)......................... 22.01 Janus Capital Group (JNS).........9.97 J.C. Penney (JCP)................... 20.76 Kroger Stores (KR)................. 20.70 Kan. City So. (KSU)................ 36.92 Legg Mason (LM)................. 27.33 Parkway Properties (PKY)......15.06 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)................. 65.48 Regions Financial (RF).......... 6.57 Rowan (RDC)........................... 28.19 Saks Inc. (SKS)............................7.79 Sears Holdings (SHLD)........ 65.19 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).......23.42 Sunoco (SUN).......................... 35.63 Trustmark (TRMK)................. 20.02 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)..................... 38.84 Tyson Foods (TSN)................ 16.37 Viacom (VIA)............................ 36.56 Walgreens (WAG).................. 28.49 Wal-Mart (WMT).................... 51.86


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Q: Should I keep old receipts/bills on house painting? Are these important receipts? — M.B., via e-mail A: Most receipts can be destroyed after three years. Personally, I keep tax records a bit longer than that. As to painting receipts, these are not capital improvements, therefore they have no effect on taxes when a piece of property is sold. If you add a room, or a new driveway, in a different location, these are capital improvements and can be deducted from profits, if any, when the real estate is sold. •

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to give anxious Democrats a boost ahead of the November elections, President Barack Obama is pitching a trio of economic initiatives today and voicing unwavering opposition to Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthy. With the tax breaks for the top two percent of income earners set to expire at the end of the year, the White House sees the issue as an opportunity to draw a stark contrast with Republicans. In a speech in Cleveland today, Obama will argue that the tax cuts for the wealthy would add $700 billion to the deficit, a sum the country can’t afford as the economy struggles to recover. Obama will also outline a package of infrastructure investments and business tax incentives that the White House says will put the economy on a path toward longterm growth while also allowing for some immediate job creation. But with Washington’s already heated partisanship likely to escalate as the midterm elections approach, it’s uncertain whether Congress

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President Barack Obama gives a thumbs up after speaking in Milwaukee. could pass any of the incentives in time to help the economy — and Democrats — before November. In fact, House Republican Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, surfaced his own proposals today, saying in a nationally broadcast network interview that Congress should freeze

all tax rates for two years and should cut federal spending to the levels of 2008, before the deep recession took hold of the economy. “People are asking, ‘Where are the jobs?’ “ Boehner said, calling the White House “out of touch” with the American public.

Obama is asking Congress to consider three proposals: • A $50 billion infrastructure investment to rebuild and repair the nation’s roads, railways and runways. • A permanent extension of research and development tax credits for businesses. • Tax breaks to let businesses quickly write off 100 percent of their spending on new plants and equipment through 2011. Senior administration officials said the three proposals would be the full extent of new economic policies the president would announce before the midterms, eliminating the possibility of a pre-election freeze on payroll taxes, an idea supported by many businesses. The officials said Obama would draw a contrast between his economic proposals and those of the GOP, going so far as to give his remarks in the same city where Boehner outlined the Republican economic agenda last month. Boehner at the time called for the ouster of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and key White House economics adviser Larry Summers.

Stocks resume rally as European debt worries ease NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose today as investors brushed off fresh worries about the health of European banks to resume a rally. Strong demand at an auction for Portugal’s debt early today helped relieve some concerns that resurfaced this week about the health of Europe’s banking industry. The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 70 points in late morning trading. Broader indexes also rose moderately. David Chalupnik, head of equities at First American

The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 70 points in late morning trading. Broader indexes also rose moderately. Funds, said it was critical to see support for the Portuguese auction because it helped turned market sentiment “a little more positive.” European markets reversed their losses after the results of the auction were announced. Financial stocks got a lift from the dwindling concerns about Europe’s banks, including UBS AG, which fell sharply Tuesday.

Peanut exec back to work after deadly salmonella case WASHINGTON (AP) — The peanut industry executive whose filthy processing plants were blamed in a salmonella outbreak two years ago that killed nine people and sickened hundreds more is back in the business. Stewart Parnell, former president of the now-bankrupt Peanut Corp. of America, is working as a consultant to peanut companies as the federal government’s criminal investigation against him has languished for more than 18 months, The Associated Press has learned. Parnell, who invoked the Fifth Amendment to avoid testifying before Congress in February 2009, once directed employees to “turn them loose” after samples of peanuts had tested positive for salmonella and then were cleared in a second test, according to e-mails uncovered at the time by congressional investigators. In an interview with the AP, Parnell expressed exasperation and said he wants the pending criminal investigation resolved — one way or another. “They just say we’re still

investigating,” Parnell said. Parnell also said he has been directed by his lawyers not to discuss his case with Stewart family memParnell bers of the nine people who died in the salmonella outbreak blamed on his processed peanuts. Family members of some of the victims who died say they are eager to see Parnell behind bars. “My God, when are we going to hold anyone responsible?” said Jeff Almer, whose mother, Shirley Almer, was the first known death from the outbreak in Minnesota. A federal judge in Virginia earlier this month approved a $12 million insurance settlement for Almer’s family and more than 100 other salmonella victims. There is nothing illegal about Parnell’s return to the food industry since the FDA’s criminal investigation has yet to bring any charges against him or his associates.

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Texas officials search for possible flood victims GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — Authorities are searching for possible victims after two mobile homes and a house in central Texas were swept away by floodwaters dumped by the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine. Williamson County sheriff’s Sgt. John Foster said today officials were trying to account for an unknown number of residents after the bloated San Gabriel River tore through a rural area north of Austin. Foster said no deaths or injuries have been reported, but that authorities are “preparing for the worst.” The storm, which was downgraded to a depression Tuesday evening, dumped several inches of rain across central and north Texas overnight, snarling the morning commute in the Dallas area. Flood warnings have been posted throughout both regions. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Igor has formed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa near the Cape Verde Islands and has top sustained winds

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Austin residents carry belongings to safety on a damaged residential street north of the University of Texas campus Tuesday. of near 40 mph. Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Wednesday that Igor was moving toward the

west near 8 mph. The center of the storm is expected to pass south of the Cape Verde Islands by Thursday. A tropical storm watch has

been issued for the southern Cape Verde Islands. Some slow strengthening is expected over the next two days.


Almanac: Global cooling to continue DUBLIN, N.H. (AP) — Most of the country will see a colder-than-usual winter while summer and spring will be relatively cool and dry, according to the time-honored, complex calculations of the “Old Farmer’s Almanac.” The 2011 issue of the almanac, which claims to be the nation’s oldest continuously published periodical, was released Tuesday. It predicts that in the coming months, the Earth will continue to see a “gradual cooling of the atmosphere ... offset by any warming caused by increased greenhouse gases.” The “Old Farmer’s Almanac” also is forecasting a weak La Nina — a climate phenomenon marked by an unusual cooling of the sea surface in the tropical Pacific Ocean. The 219-year-old “Old Farmer’s Almanac” and its longtime competitor, the Mainebased “Farmers’ Almanac,” still draw droves of fans.


Leona Maria Burnett died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was 88. Ms. Burnett attended Warren County Public Schools and retired from Broadlawn Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Irma Russum Dease A Mass of the Resurrection will be said for Mrs. Irma Russum Dease at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Rev. Malcolm O’Leary celebrant. Burial will follow at Beulah Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday afternoon at Robbins Funeral Home,



Partly cloudy tonight; lows in the 70s; partly cloudy Thursday; highs in the 90s

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

LOCAL FORECAST Thursday-friday Partly cloudy with highs in the 90s; lows in the 70s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy with lows in the 70s


the 16-month study by hired consultant Voorhis/Robertson Justice Services. In the study, the firm urged the board to locate a 20-50 acre site for an expandable, 350-bed jail by August and have it purchased by November. Cost projections have settled between $20 million and $30 million for such a facility and a millage rate increase of at least 2 mills to generate the money. Staff would have to triple to 80 after the first year, mentioned in general as a potential “burden” on taxpayers once built, Board President Richard George said. “The next burden is going to be a significant increase in operating expenses,” George said. “So, that gets to the part of ‘How much government can the taxpayers stand?’ Right now, from what I can hear out in the field, taxpayers have got all they can

stand of government.” One of the issues over the proposed construction of a jail is whether it should be built in the city or outside the city limits, in the county. Gov. Haley Barbour last week signed legislation approved two weeks ago in a special session of the Legislature that allows DeSoto County to build a jail anywhere in the county. State law allows boards of supervisors to purchase or be donated land to build such vital infrastructure as jails. Loose wording on the location of courthouses and jails leaves it open to whatever is deemed “convenient” and “necessary.” An attorney general’s opinion in 2009 advised the northwest Mississippi county to build a jail inside the city, advice that now appears overridden by the governor’s signature.

pay the bills. Revenues at the airport fell to $380,000 in 2009 — of which the owners provided $220,000 — down from $830,000 in 2008. Projected revenues in the revised budget for the fiscal year stand at $360,000. The same was true in 2009, when each of the four owners had to increase contributions to $55,000, up from the $30,000 for which the VTR board had said it could budget. Winfield acknowledged more oversight of VTR operations is needed, but said the

additional funding is necessary according to the city’s contractual obligation to the airport. Mayfield agreed. “This is something we have to do,” Winfield said. “We’re going to have to take a more active role with the other boards. Times are tough, and we’re going to have to make some difficult decisions and prioritize better than we ever have.” Warren County Administrator John Smith said the county recently shuffled $25,000 earmarked for

VTR capital improvements to cover its share of the airport’s operating expenses. He added the allocation for VTR in the fiscal year 2011 budget approved has $46,500 for operations and $50,000 for capital improvements. The city has also set aside $45,500 for VTR in the proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, but City Accountant Doug Whittington said he has not budgeted for any capital improvements. The city is expected to adopt the spending plan

on Friday, and must do so by Sept. 15 by state law. Vicksburg also funds and operates the Vicksburg Municipal Airport on U.S. 61 South, and is still in the process of renovating the 60-year-old terminal building after starting the project two years ago. The development fund for VMA, which is not a part of the $31.3 million general fund budget, totals $453,538 in the proposed budget — up from $373,785 allocated in the current fiscal year.

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Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 16.3 | Change: -1.0 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 15.0 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 11.3 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 14.3 | Change: NC Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.2 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.5 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet

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followed by Rosary in the chapel at 6 p.m. Mrs. Dease, a retired teacher from both the private and public schools of Vicksburg, died Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 101. Survivors include two nieces, Minerva Allen and Atlanta Cameron; and two nephews, Willie Cameron and Charles Cameron.

Thomas W. Moore Thomas W. “Tom” Moore, age 43, of Gulfport, passed away Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. Tom had been a resident of Gulfport for the past 20 years. Tom was preceded in death by his grandparents. He is survived by his parents, Jim and Gay Moore; his son, Taylor Moore; his sister, Deanna Soverns and husband, Steve; his niece, Caitlin Harper; and his nephew, Jay Harper. Friends are invited to join the family for a time of gathering Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Riemann Family Funeral Home,

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Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 95º Low/past 24 hours............... 74º Average temperature......... 85º Normal this date................... 79º Record low..............50º in 1988 Record high......... 100º in 1925 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.09 inch This month..............0.09 inches Total/year.............. 36.55 inches Normal/month........ .86 inches Normal/year........ 37.36 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 6:08 A.M. Most active...............11:51 P.M. Active............................. 6:34 P.M. Most active................12:21 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:19 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:18 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:42


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Circuit Court, were kept at $300,000. A thinned-down public defender staff of up to four attorneys for indigent defense could cut those costs further, though disagreement persists on annual pay and participation. John Shorter, a regular at the city’s budget hearings the past several years, was the lone non-county employee present at Tuesday’s session. Though the outspoken former mayoral candidate said he was “pleased” with the county’s budget, talk of how to tackle the jail issue — one on which supervisors have applied the brakes due to the sour economy — dominated his banter with supervisors. “The public is a little confused about what is the direction of the board,” Shorter said, adding using the jail’s dormant third floor didn’t factor heavily enough into

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years, plus a second straight cut expected in homestead exemption reimbursements from the state, County Administrator John Smith said. “Sales tax collections, although improving, still are down over the past 12 months,” Smith said. Privatizing prescription costs and medical visits for jail inmates is expected to save about $10,000 annually. A $177,600 contract to do so, with North Carolinabased Southern Healthcare Partners, was approved by supervisors Aug. 27. Largest among additions to the budget is a $50,000 inclusion to hire an inmate population manager to alert judges to instances of people being incarcerated a year or more without standing trial. Baseline cost estimates for defending indigent clients, primarily in

VTR lah and Madison Parish. Each municipality has equally shared the airport’s expenses since it was conceived in 1983 and opened a decade later. Until last year, each was required to give about $30,000 a year for operating expenses, along with additional contributions for capital upgrades as needed. In June, VTR’s board of directors gathered representatives of each municipal owner and informed them they’d be asking for an additional $25,000 from each to


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Continued from Page A1. consumption in August contained no millage increase and appears headed for approval without opposition. Current millage rates are 40.53 in the county, 46.2 for schools and 35.88 inside the city. Factored in the county’s $14,835,526 revenue column is an expected $188,140.56 dip in real property taxes resulting from a continuing appeal in 9th District Circuit Court by Riverwalk Casino over last year’s valuation. More discussion between the board and casino representatives isn’t expected until Sept. 20, when supervisors next meet. Assessments rose 4 percent overall, buoyed by an $11 million increase from utility companies. Tempering that is a projected $3.8 million drop in automobile assessments by the state, making for a $5.9 million loss on auto assessments in the past two


Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Frank J. Fisher Funeral Chapel Interment Edwards Cemetery Visitation Noon until Hour of Service Memorials Woodlawn Baptist Church Building Fund 2310 Culkin Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39183




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Meeting Tuesday, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • OK’d meeting minutes from July 6. • OK’d a request from AmeriCorps to hold a 9/11 day of service on Saturday, from 8 to 11 a.m. AmeriCorps volunteers will partner with Vicksburg police and fire departments to paint parking lot stripes and buildings around the city. Those who would like to help are invited to meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot next to the Ellis Building, 1617 Walnut St. • Discussed with Police Chief Walter Armstrong the statewide ban placed on Spice, a synthetic marijuana product commonly sold as potpourri, that went into effect on Friday. Armstrong said police will arrest and charge anyone caught selling or possessing the product. • Discussed drainage issues at a bayou at East Main and Fifth North streets. • Appointed the following to the Mississippi Hazard Mitigation Council: Fire Chief Charles Atkins, Police Chief Walter Armstrong, Emergency Management Director Anna Booth, Assistant Director of Public Works Garnet Van Norman and Building and Inspections Director Victor Gray-Lewis. • Awarded bids for traffic signal components to Temple Inc. of Decatur, Ala., and Quality Traffic Signals of Nashville. Temple got the bid for 28 line items, and Quality got 24. • Awarded a bid for elevator and escalator maintenance to Otis Elevator Corporation of Jackson, at $150 per month for elevators at City Hall, $180 for elevators at the Vicksburg Convention Center and $835 for escalators at the convention center.

City Continued from Page A1. to start the process of moving money around for travel.” Winfield said he intends to make the trip, slated for Tuesday-Sept. 17 with two days of travel factored in, even if it means the money will come out of his own pocket. The estimated cost of the entire trip is $2,113.40, but there’s only $1,759 left in the administration’s conference and travel budget, said City Accountant Doug Whittington. “This is a great opportunity for Vicksburg to have a city mayor participate as a panelist in a discussion of this type, and it can potentially bring some significant federal monies to our community — and also give us some positive national coverage,” the mayor said. “To me, it’s a nobrainer... and it’s something I intend on doing with or without this board’s approval.” About $9,000 was budgeted for conferences and travel by the administration at the outset of the current fiscal year ending Sept. 30, but an additional $3,700 has been added since. Following the meeting, Winfield said he did not know if he would foot the entire bill for the trip or just the $350 that is not left in the budget. The National Service Capitol Hill Day annually brings together elected officials from cities across the country and legislators to discuss funding of community service initiatives. This year, participants will urge legislators to fully fund the Corporation for National and Community Service at $1.42 billion — a 23 percent increase for the agency. In July, CNCS Executive Director Patrick Corvington — who was appointed by President Barack Obama in February — visited Vicksburg to kick off a 12-city nationwide tour to discuss the agency’s five-year plan to expand volunteer funding

• Declared 136 Nextel and Sprint cell phones surplus property, and approved donating them to the Mississippi Department of Transportation for use in the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program. • Rescinded a motion from June 7 canceling a deed of trust for Joyce M. Johnson and Angie Linear. Mayor Paul Winfield said the motion was rescinded because the deeds had already been canceled. • Canceled a deed of trust for Melinda W. Ferris. • OK’d policy, procedures and guidelines for the City of Vicksburg’s 2008 supplemental Community Development Block Program — Homebuyer Relocation Assistance Project. • OK’d the following requests for the Vicksburg Main Street Program: $3,450 for September advertising; permission to expend funds of no more than $2,000 to purchase new Christmas decorations for downtown; permission to use city sidewalks on Thursday for Hit The Bricks open house downtown. • Accepted a letter establishing special assessments of the following properties that were cut, cleaned and/ or demolished due to property maintenance code noncompliance: 1404 Main St., owned by Buie Estate c/o Johnnie Mae Ferrell; 606 N. Poplar St., owned by Amelia Hill c/o Valleso Clavele; 1831 Cherry St., owned by Henry McGrew Jr.; 1625 Sky Farm Ave., owned by Ruth Mae and Joseph King; 110 Colonial Drive, owned by Grace E. Reno; 1610 Sky Farm Ave., owned by Jerry Tolliver c/o Freddie Tolliver; and 1311 Jefferson St. and 911 Meadow St., both owned by the State of Mississippi. • Gave the building and inspections department ap-

proval to cut and clean the following properties found noncompliant with property maintenance codes: 1604 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; Moonmist Drive PPIN#009417; Starlight Drive PPIN#009312; 401 Springridge Drive; Williams Street PPIN#006101; 1912 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; and 1429 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Along with cutting and cleaning, dilapidated buildings were OK’d for removal at Military Avenue PPIN#016822 and 810 Patton St. • OK’d executing a request for cash and summary sheet No.15 for the CDBG fire station project at the Vicksburg Municipal Airport, for $89,311.53 to be paid to Fordice Construction of Vicksburg. • OK’d payment of $36,234.31 to Vicksburg-Warren County 911 for the city’s 60 percent share of dispatchers’ salaries, matching benefits and insurance for August. • OK’d adding Carolyn Butler in human resources and Glenda Jackson in administration to the employee driving list. In closed session, the board: • OK’d one new hire in each the parks and recreation maintenance and water maintenance departments. • OK’d one re-hire in the sewer department. • OK’d one transfer in the water maintenance department and one in fire. • OK’d one termination in the right-of-way department. • OK’d three promotions in the fire department, and one in police. • Discussed one personnel matter in the fire department, and three potential litigation matters. The board is scheduled to meet next at 10 a.m. Friday in room 109 of the City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St.

and opportunities. Winfield said it would be a “slap in the face” to the CNCS and Corvington to deny the summit invitation. Furthermore, the mayor reminded the aldermen they have approved many budget amendments and transfers, and equated the transfer of funds as a “stroke of a pen and push of a button. “There’s nothing illegal about it,” Winfield continued. “I don’t think anybody is questioning whether or not it’s legal,” responded Beauman, who did not otherwise comment on why he wouldn’t OK the transfer. “I never heard anyone question that. I certainly don’t question that.” Winfield said the first day of the summit would consist of “talking points and debriefing,” while the final day would include a panel discussion involving members of Congress. Winfield said he’s been asked to represent rural cities in the discussion. While he said the trip could help bring federal grant dollars to Vicksburg, the mayor did not cite any specific grants the city is applying for that would be relevant to the discussion. “I’ll leave this before you guys. If you’d sign it, I’d appreciate it, and if not, let’s move on,” said Winfield in closing his plea. “Let’s move on,” said Beauman. Shortly after Winfield took office last summer, Vicksburg was named one of 18 founding cities in the national Cities of Service coalition. He traveled to New York City for an inauguration ceremony with other mayors of coalition cities. Today, more than 100 cities are in the coalition, and Vicksburg has yet to receive any of the more than $4 million in grant

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• Vicksburg Theatre Guild Auditions — Seeking one boy and women ages 15-60 for “An English Heaven & Is There Honey Still”; 2 p.m. SaturdaySunday and Sept. 18; 7 p.m. Sept. 19; 601-636-0471. • Dana Road Elementary Open House — 6 p.m. Monday; opening of Parent Center, kickoff of Cookie Dough Fundraiser and sale of Spirit Day T-shirts; 601-619-2340. • Rise-N-Shine Yard Sale — 6 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 18, St. Aloysius High School cafeteria; sausage dogs with drinks, $5; proceeds to benefit the Purple Pride Band; Peggy Thomas, 601-638-0466 or 601-415-5141. • Tensas Hunting and Fishing Day — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 18, Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge; youth deer hunt registration, skeet/BB shoot, animal calling contests, inflatables, food, more; 601-574-2664. • Hands-On Workshop in Water Education for Teachers — 4-7 p.m. Sept. 28-29 at Historic Jefferson College, U.S. 61 North in Washington, Miss., just north of Natchez; teachers may earn .6 Continuing Education Unit credits from Mississippi College; attendance at both classes is mandatory; cost is $25; registration deadline is Sept. 21; Rebecca Jones, 601-3547303 ext. 107. • Law School Admission Test Review — 6-10 p.m. Sept. 28 and 30 and Oct. 7 at Mississippi College; cost, $249; registration deadline Sept. 21; 601925-3263 or academics/ce. • College, Career Readiness Workshop for School Counselors — Sept. 29, Hinds Community College in Raymond; topics will include IHL admission requirements, dual enrollment, virtual high school and community college, graduation requirements, available resources, more; www. • Calligraphy: The Art of Beautiful Writing — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Cecil Evans, instructor; $95 for Southern Cultural Heritage Center members, $115 for nonmembers; 601-6312997 or • GMAT Review Course — 6-10 p.m. Oct. 12 and 14, Mississippi College; $199 fee; registration deadline, Oct. 1; 601-9253263. • Free Learning Kits for Preschool Directors — Must attend training session; schedule at; provided by Department of Human Services’ Office of Children and Youth; 662325-4129. • MOPS — Mothers of Preschoolers; 9:3011:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Bowmar Baptist Church; for mothers of children ages birth-5, free childcare on site; Amanda Young, 601-218-1556.

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Paul and Robin Kramer of Chicago help their daughter, Ariana, move into her dorm room at the University of Iowa. At right is brother Chase.

Parents often struggle more with college sendoff By Martha Irvine The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — The hour when Ariana Kramer will begin her college career is fast approaching — and her parents are in an office supply store, disagreeing about hanging files, of all things. “She’ll need them,” her mother says. “I don’t think so,” her dad counters. Ariana, meanwhile, walks dreamily through the store, offering no opinion on this particular decision. She is, in fact, confident that she will have what she needs when she starts her freshman year at the University of Iowa. She has mom, the family organizer, with her, and dad, the calm encourager. And they have “the list,” which mom printed from one of those “what-you’llneed-at-college” websites. New laptop. Check. Comforter with matching sheets. Check. Laundry detergent. Body wash. Antacid. Check. Check. Check. Mind you, Robin and Paul Kramer aren’t those crazy college parents — not like the mother who, as relayed by one dean of students at one California college, stayed in her daughter’s dorm room with her for four nights to help her adjust (until the daughter’s roommate complained). Nor have they ignored barricades intended to keep parents from trying to register for classes for

saying goodbye was easy for parents of past generations. But these days, moms during times of transition. and dads have gone from Cut each other some slack. reading books that tell us • Talk about how home will how to raise “The Happiest Baby on the Block” be the same, yet different, to new handbooks such but don’t be in a rush to take as “The Happiest Kid over your child’s room imon Campus: A Parent’s mediately. Your freshman Guide to the Very Best still needs to know he or she College Experience (for has a place at home, at least You and Your Child).” at first. YOU and your child? • Make definite plans to see Linda Bips, a psyone another and talk about chology professor who those plans. advises parents on let• Attend to the feelings of ting go, used to carry your other children. scissors into workshops. • And remember: It’s OK to “Cut the cord!” she would tell them. let yourself feel miserable It evoked the chuckles about your college student she was looking for. “But leaving home, for a while. I don’t do that anymore, Then remind yourself that because no one would your child is not responsible listen anyway,” says Bips, for your happiness. Ariana Kramer and her a professor at Muhlenbrother, Chase, hug as the Sources: Linda Bips, Muhlenberg family prepares to leave berg College in Allentown, Pa., and author College; Marshall Duke, Emory Ariana’s dorm room. of “Parenting College University Freshmen: Consulting For Adulthood.” The process, she in Iowa, in 1978. She set everyone involved. But has learned, has to be up her room and attended some say it’s often hardest gradual. orientation without them for parents, who remember Marshall Duke, a psycholthere. “It’s just what you the days of college when ogy professor at Emory did then,” she says. there were fewer supUniversity in Atlanta, has It was much the same for port systems in place for been giving those kinds of Paul, whose father took students. talks for three decades and him to the University of “I’m supposed to shed a also has noted more parWisconsin in 1977 and then few tears and then send ents struggling. went fishing. “It was a culher to the world, right?” For one, they’re more conture shock,” he says. “I the rational Robin tells her nected than ever, by Facewasn’t sure I was going to emotional self as she conbook and text messages survive.” siders 18-year-old Ariana, and, increasingly, online Perhaps that is part of the eldest of their two video chat. They’re also what makes this “process children. often paying huge sums of of leaving,” as Robin calls That remains to be seen. money on their children’s it, more difficult. • education. It is, all at once, overSo how did we get here, whelming and exciting for anyway? It’s not that See Freshmen, Page B3.

Empty nest — ways to cope Tips for parents as children head off to college: • Talk about the transition — and the contradictory feelings your whole family may be feeling (excitement, sadness, anxiety). • Be honest about how you’re feeling, but also be encouraging. Express excitement about your child’s future. • Give advice, but only when requested. Consider responding with “What do you think?” or “How would you do it?” Don’t be in a rush to problem-solve for your freshman. • Unless there is a serious emergency, let your child find and use the many resources on campus that will help him or her solve those problems. • Remember that emotions are particularly cranked up their children, or crashed student-only orientation events, which officials at universities across the country say happens more and more. Still, even for average parents, the letting go is difficult — more so, they and many others say, than it was for parents of collegebound freshmen in decades past. Robin Kramer recalls how her own parents, who never attended college, dropped her off with a trunk full of belongings at Drake University, also


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school by school Agape Montessori • Tina Sowell’s 3- and 4-year-olds made collages after reading “Our Peaceful Classroom.” They also made modeling dough. • Kim Carson’s 2-year-olds painted pictures as part of an I Am Special theme. • Kourtland Dillard is Star Student of the Week. • After a study of safety, Kathy Abbott’s kindergartners made police officer costumes from large paper bags.

Beechwood • Ann Haden’s sixth-grade GATES students, assisted by Stacey Erves’ second-grade GATES students, dissected a turtle as part of a study of aquatic animals and human similarities. Megan Ladner, occupational therapist, was guest speaker. • John Claude Bemis presented his traveling medicine show and new book, “Whole Tree,” to grades 4-6. • Grandparents Day Roundup will be from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday in the gym. Lunch is $3. • GATES classes shared a centipede with Cathy Goss’ students, who searched for caterpillars to place in the centipede aquarium. • Ann Haden’s GATES class is collecting empty laser and inkjet printer cartridges and used cell phones for recycling.

Bovina • Students selected for Honor Choir were Taylor Anderson, Bradley Elmore, Rosalynd Flowers, Hailey Grimshel, Jada Guise, Zaria Nixon, Daniesia Shears, Lynsey Underdown, Tif’Keesica Wilson, Gabriel Bowman, Donnell Curtis, Cameron Harvey, Lauren Hughes, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Maiya Prevot, Peyton Rushton, Sydney Stuart, Destiny Walker, Cade Walters, Jesslyn Wicker, De’Sha Williams, Oshima Berry, Santa Fe Bunch, Brandon Caruthers, Makayla Cornelius, Lauren Davis, Skylar Gibson, Kara Hendricks, Jasmine

Hicks, Cheyenne Hines, Garrett Melton, Kaitlyn Moore, Ansley Plunk, Gabriel Poole, Shonteria Qualls, Ana Reynosa, Callie Schweitzer and Jermon Walker. • Pledge leaders for the week: Tybias Williams, Shelby King, Kyler Farrar, Hailey Arnold, Logan Stewart, Jordyn Jones, Cameron Harvey, Maiya Prevot, Danesha Burden, Destiny Walker. • First-grade classes of Missy Davis, Denice Poe and Amanda Gordon published books after reading “Sam and the Bag.” Top Accelerated Readers were Layton Burke, Jacob Walker, Hannah Forbes, Danielle Gray, Jaden Hoofman, Torri Lynn and Ashton Laubach. Diane Laubach was a parent helper. • Torri Shelton’s third- and fourth-graders created a noun collage after participating in a noun scavenger hunt using The Vicksburg Post. • Grandparents Day luncheon will be Friday. Grades K-1 will eat at 10:45, followed by grades 2-3 at 11:30 and grades 4-6 at 12:15 p.m.

Bowmar • Parent volunteer was Shannon Bell. • Reading to the principal were Rachel Garmon, Spencer Elwart, Sam Dixon and Bram Francis. • Eli Parmegiani was named Student of the Week in Camille Buxton’s class. Katie Tanner, Rekia Williams, Jane Ranager and Marin Sherwin were Star Students in Florence Njiti’s class. • Florence Njiti’s students wrote letters with pictures to Diane Liddell’s class in conjunction with their NextDoor Buddies partnership. Carolyn Bradley’s fifth-graders and Liddell’s first-graders made dream catchers. • Top Accelerated Readers were as follows: kindergarten — Sha’Kyria Allen, Chaney Parman, Lexi Kistler, Devin Thigpen, Charli VanNorman, Audrey Jennings and Judson Jones; first grade — Katie Tanner, Brandon Gilliam, Marin Sherwin, Mary

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Katherine Barker, Gordon Wilkerson and Will Watts; second grade — Sam Dixon, Jane Hopson, Madison Banks, Brandon Steed, Mac Vroman and A.J. Lumpkin; fourth grade — Jacob Carlisle, Addie Beth Hale, Peyton Stinson, Skyler Anderson, Grayson Parman and Savannah Cupit; sixth grade — Sierra Shelton, Charlie Martin, Jonathan Jackson, Annabeth Breeden, Sarah Chipley, Alex Velazquez, Trevor Talbot, Alicia Foster and Andrew Hurt.

Dana Road • AmeriCorps will sponsor a school uniforms drive for September. • Top 10 Accelerated Readers for August: Kishan Patel, Ariel Booth, Jessica Kennedy, Ja’Kenya Bershell, Marquaney Gilchrist, Chantel Anderson, Hannah Lee, Amirah Lewis, Marquasia Smith and James Williams. Top AR classes: Brenda Gross’ kindergarten, Mary Lindsey’s first grade, Corley Ross’ second grade and Charity Towne’s third grade. • Third-grade pledge leaders from the class of Juanita Roberts and Ulrica Jones: Jerron Williams, Kemari Watkins, Edward Jones, Devin Vega, Alyssa Wiley, Maryiah Mitchell, Jo’Mesha Butler and Shedarian Bell. • United Way pledge total, coordinated by kindergarten assistant teacher Marlene Brooks, was $4,318.05. • Ja’Keycia Johnson was named Student of the Week in the pre-K class of Rachel Dean and Jennifer Funches.

Hawkins • Deborah Clanton’s 4-yearolds made clay creations and milked a pretend cow, as well as Sue VanDenAkker’s 4-year-olds, as part of a study of the letter C. VanDenAkker shared tadpoles with her students during a study of how a tadpole becomes a frog. • Charlene Gravens’ 3-yearolds made yellow handprint sunshines and bluebirds and planted green grass during a study of colors.

• Katrina Davis’ 2-year-olds are creating caterpillars from colored circles painted by the students.

Jacob’s Ladder • Students made paper replicas of road signs and traffic lights during a study of street and information signs. • Students visited a sick classmate in the hospital. • Students watched a movie and ate popcorn Friday. • Michael Holleran is a volunteer at the school.

Redwood • Pledge leaders for the week were Adrian Goodman, De’Kourious Curtis, Tyler McRight, Morgan Jarobica, Bailey McMillian, Hunt Holdiness, Gabrielle Hartley, Lauren Summerlin, Mallory Pratt and Elizabeth Hughey. Winners of the Nate the Great Scavenger Hunt in Darlene Taylor’s third-grade class were Cedric McWilliams, Caitlin Strickland, John David Jones and Shiya Wrighten. • Linda Hughey’s first-graders made ant models from marshmallows. Shonda Morson’s first-graders made an ant life cycle project. • Demarcus Qualls, Kashonda Shelton, Curtis Branch and Terrell Branch presented monarch butterfly facts to Gloria Anderson’s second-graders. Students later released an adopted male monarch, Pat. • McDonald’s and Elaine Knight helped coordinate apple pies for the Star Spangled Celebration for good behavior. PTO funded the project. Michael Redditt donated school supplies, backpacks and other items. • Grandparents Day Luncheon will be Friday. Grandparents are asked to arrive no earlier than 10:30 due to benchmark testing.

Sherman Avenue • Jaelon Phillips, Rebecca Erekson, Mya Powell, McKenzie Wallace, Logan Thomas, Tyrique Stimage, Daryl Collins and Pre-

Elementary Schools Breakfast Monday: French Toast w/ Syrup, Chilled Peach Slices, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Blueberry Mini Loaf, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Cereal w Toast & Jelly, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Whole Grain Biscuit, Sausage Patty, Fruit Cocktail, Milk Elementary Schools Lunch Monday: Chicken Nuggets, Chef Salad, Whipped Potatoes, Cheesy Broccoli, Fresh Kiwi Wedges, Fresh Orange Smiles, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Tuesday: Loaded Baked Potato, BBQ Rib Sandwich, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Chilled Pear Slices, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Yeast Roll, Crackers, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Pepperoni Pizza, Southern Fried Chicken, Quick Baked Potatoes, California Veggies, Pineapple Tidbits, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Whole Wheat Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Red Beans and Rice with Sausage, Corn Dog Nuggets, Vegetable Sticks, Tossed Salad, Chilled

cious Combs completed their Mathematics Marathon goals in Jamie Moulder’s secondgrade class. • Sally Owen’s kindergartners painted yellow buses after reading “The Bus Ride.” They also made handprints for a “Kissing Hands” book. • First-grade students of Courtney Pickering and Kimberlin Clark made ants on a log after reading “Ants.” • Renee Styles was a parent volunteer for the library. • Third-grade students of Heather Williams and Candice Reed wrote paragraphs about goals and used photographs to illustrate.

South Park • Fifth-grade pledge helpers for the week were Ella Eade, Nicholas Murrell, Michael Heldenbrand, Alaina Penalver, Tierra Stewart, Darius Parson, George Powell, Wendy Oakes, Dalton Arnold, Ke’Harvey Gary, Kendrick Burkes, LaRubyan Bailey, Armoni Johnson, Lexi Stewart, Charles Bagshaw, Olari Barfield and Jamontae Banks. • Kindergarten students of Angelia Donaghe and Susan McKinnie hosted a stickhorse rodeo after a study of the letter R. • Tony Neal is Student of the Week in Taffy Watkins’ third grade. The students conducted noun projects. • Ruth Fraysier’s Top Dogs for the week were Storey Kirklin, Eli Prudhomme and Kiarra Wilkerson. Groovy Gators were Austin Adcock, Stevyonna Green, Jacob Hynum, Samuel McMullin, Katherine Miller and Evelyn Pitts. Fraysier’s students who have met their Accelerated Reader goals for the first nine weeks are Kiyah Hawkins, Michia Johnson, John Michael Lelonek, Katherine Miller, Connor Mullins and Kiarra Wilkerson. • Fourth-graders learned about animal growth and life cycles. Third-graders learned about organisms.

Peach Slices, Fresh Bananas, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Milk, Fruit Juice Friday: Beef Taco with Crispy Shell, Chef Salad, San Antonio Beans, Mexicali Corn, Rosey Applesauce, Fresh Plums, Taco Sauce, Milk, Fruit Juice Secondary Schools Breakfast Monday:Cinnamon Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Biscuit w/ Ham, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Banana Muffin, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Whole Grain Biscuit, Sausage Patty, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Breakfast Chicken Patty with Biscuit, Fruit Juice, Milk Secondary Schools Lunch Monday: Fish Nuggets, SouthWestern Chicken Sandwich, Chef Salad, Tomato Stuffed with Chicken Salad, Garden Salad, Southern Greens, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Fresh Plums, Tropical Apples, Fresh Watermelon Chunks, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Vanilla Pudding, Crackers, Milk, Fruit Juice Tuesday: Southern Fried Chicken, Grilled Chicken Salad, Monte Cristo Sandwich, Corn Dog, Whipped

Vicksburg Catholic • Montessori students made refrigerator pickles from cucumbers. • Virginia Campbell’s second-graders melted ice as part of a Nancy Larson Science Curriculum activity to observe how matter changes state. • Leslie Young’s sixth-grade science classes used potatoes, light and darkness to study sprouting. • Liz Fletcher’s sixth-graders presented Birthday Serenade to preschool and Montessori students after a study of Mexico. The program was directed by Dinnie Johnston, librarian. Fletcher’s sixthgrade reading classes conducted computer research on All-American All-Stars.

Vicksburg High • Orders for senior T-shirts may be placed for $10. Senior portrait retakes will be at noon Sept. 27 in the auditorium. • Positive behavior winners, coached by Tameka Henderson, were Whitney Waller, Nikko Blunt, Ashtin Ross, Kiara Stevenson and Amanda Guizerix. • Juniors, seniors and parents are invited to attend the College and Career Fair at 6 p.m. Thursday. • Grades may be reviewed online at ACT registration may be made at Free tutorial is available by contacting Barbara Johnson at 601-636-2914, ext. 41. • Homecoming is Sept. 24.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders for the week were Jayla Alexander, Day’Zaehonna Nicholas, Thomas Barnes, Nicholas Stewart and Nathan Mosley. • Dressy Class Club members were the homerooms of Georgia Kelly, Ashley Smith, Amy Anderson, Grace LaBarre, Teetee Braxton, Zabraida Flowers, Crystal Hardy, Anna Larson, LaToya Continued on Page B3.

Potatoes, Green Peas, Carrot Sticks w/ Dip, Chilled Peach Slices, Pear and Kiwi Medley, Whole Wheat Roll, Banana Pudding, Brown Gravy, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Turkey and Cheese Sandwich, Chicken and Dumpling, Burrito & Chili Topping, Chef Salad, Creole Green Beans, Whole Kernel Corn, Garden Salad, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Fresh Oranges, Fresh Nectarines, Rosey Applesauce, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Chocolate Pudding, Crackers, Milk, Fruit Juice Thursday: Hamburger, Loaded Baked Potato, Chef Salad, Spicy Chicken Wrap, Seasoned Lima Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Garden Salad, Tropical Apples, Fresh Melon Cubes, Fresh Grapes, Whole Wheat Roll, String Cheese, Crackers, Milk, Fruit Juice Friday: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Tomato Stuffed w/ Tuna Salad, Ham, Turkey, and Cheese on Bun, Chef Salad, Oven Fries, Garden Salad, Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob, Banana Berry Blend, Frozen Grape Juice Bar, Milk, Fruit Juice

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Freshmen Continued from Page B1. “So they think that gives them license to intervene as they would in other investments,” says Duke, who also encourages parents to take a step back, even when it goes against the fiber of their very being. He wants them, in effect, to let their children falter, to figure things out for themselves, to become adults. For Ariana Kramer, it means giving up the comfort of what she freely calls the “bubble” she grew up in, the quiet home and highly ranked schools in suburban Chicago where her main task in life was to study hard. In physical distance, it wasn’t so far from the working-class neighborhoods where her parents grew up. The Kramers both marvel at the freedom they had as kids, riding city buses as preteens and able to stay out with friends until the street lights came on. That was their signal that it was time to go home. They went to neighborhood schools. Their friends lived across the street. They walked home for lunch. “When we were growing up, there were no Amber Alerts,” says Paul, who is 50. After they finished college and married, the Kramers eventually moved to their current home. Paul worked his way into medical sales and Robin, who is 49, created an at-home job for herself by managing businesses of lawyers and other self-employed professionals. It became apparent how different their children’s lives would be when they found themselves arranging “play dates” and driving them from activity to activity. “You had to be so much more involved,” Robin says — partly because, like a lot of people, they had fewer children to focus on than the average family of genera-

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The Kramers, clockwise from top, Chase, Robin, Ariana and Paul, sit in front of the Old Capitol Museum at the University of Iowa. tions past. Ariana worked in the summers, eventually becoming a counselor at a Wisconsin camp she attended for years. That helped her become more independent, she says. But even she’ll acknowledge that the thought of taking the train or bus into the city, as her parents did, is still daunting. Over this past summer, she took on household duties — doing laundry, loading the dishwasher, learning how to write a check — to help prepare her for that real world she’s anticipating. In August, she moved in to her dorm at Iowa on the first day possible, so she had extra time to get her bearings. “I like simple.” • By estimations, the Kramers are a low-drama family. But even they are having their prickly moments when they arrive in Iowa City, and that’s to be expected in this time of heightened emotions, experts say. Ariana rolls her eyes, for

instance, when her mom suggests that she put her class assignments in her BlackBerry calendar. “Mom, I’m not like you. You’re way, too, uh ...” — Ariana pauses and chooses her words carefully when she remembers her words are being monitored by a reporter — “better organized than I am.” It’s all part of the subtle push and pull that has been happening all summer, her mother says. One minute it’s “I can do it myself!” The next, Ariana is asking, “Mom, can you help me with this?” Robin is having her own internal struggles, trying to step back but finding it a challenge. “Let’s be real. As a mom, sometimes it’s just easier to do it yourself,” she says, as she stands amid boxes and unpacked suitcases in the room Ariana will share with a roommate. It’s nothing fancy, your basic 1920s-era dorm room, upgraded with an air condi-

school by school Continued from Page B2. Minor, Tommie Allen, MaDonna Stacker, Regina O’Leary, Alice Jones, Deidra Williams, Cassandra Ringo, Dionne Smith, LaShonda Smith, Tasha Thompson and Chandrea Williams. • Students who scored at least two 100s on weekly benchmark tests were Hayden Hughes, Le’Aja Seymon, Sydney Williams, Kalonji Brown, Sheyanne Friley, Nathan Mosley, Viraj Patel, Ija Rawle, Erickah Tucker, Kadameria Caples, Kamesha Jackson, Asiah Thompson, Ashley Vail, Anna-Claire Hynum, Lauren Morgan, Megan Ozburn, Jalen Kemp, Day’Zaehonna Nicholas, Malik Washington, Gerica Brown, Thomas Barnes, Tyreek Brasfield, Nathan Trim, Lexus Harris, Mya Semi, Jamesha Smith, Hopelynn Standish, Kelsey Stewart, Cerenity Acreman, Ka’Terriana Davis, Khalia Davis, Ashley Erves, Kashareya Funches, Kierra Henyard, Asia Lewis, Candice Moore, Cassidy Walls, Henry Lin, Logan Tillman, Jonathan Boyd, Jeremiah Gardner, Britanie Barrentine, Lily Brown, Destiny Morgan, Tera Thompson, Rickia Walker, Kionna Wilkerson, Taylor Bennett, Latonio Brown, Lillian Bryant, Jasmine Elam, Audrey Harris, JaMiyah Jackson, Kionna Taylor, Dominque Williams, Autumn Wines, Reno Woods, Aiyana Wooten, James Allen, Nakedria Drayton, Vicky Galey, Darrin-Albert Harris, Jordan Hasty, Felicity Holman, Damontae Trevillion, Paul Auttonberry, Stephen Alex Clifton, Nicholas Crasta, Evan Mobley, La’Darrin O’Neal, Black Wilson, Taylor Gibson, Dillatese Grayson, Trey Howard, Cedric Kelly, Cody Smith, Destinie Taper, De’Andre Thomas, Meiya Walker, DeMarcus Barber, Zane Grissom, Teleesha Jackson, Ray Powers,

Sha’Derika Shorter, Jadyn Stone, Horrol Thomas, LaNitra Walker and J’Tavious Williams. They were treated to extra recess and bubble gum provided by PTO. • Parents and students are encouraged to participate in Gator Read Night from 5 until 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Parents and students will read books and take Accelerated Reader tests. • Parents are encouraged to join PTO; dues are $5 per family.

Vicksburg Junior High • Students were rewarded with a Gator Club party on Friday. • School pictures will be taken Monday. Gator Club members may wear a favorite outfit. • Students of the Month in Tiffany Harris’ class: seventh-grader Joshua Miles and eighth-grader Stephon Jones. • Star Students of the Month in Julius Williams’ U.S. History class: Kalea Abney, Dustin Boyd, Antonio Felix, Keithen Hargro, Taylor Hollowell, Sidney Johnson, Rachel Majoria, Jeremy Parson, Brooke Rigsby, Ariana Russell, Nerissa Spasic, Morgan Trest, Alexia Tubbs, Brettanie Williams, Wayne Uzzle and Timothy Jones.

Warren Central Intermediate • Corps of Engineers Adopta-School committee members discussed plans for the school year. PTO provided refreshments. • Chihauna Shelly was pledge leader in Tracy Shell’s fourth-grade class. • Art classes created 9/11 poems and speeches for display in the school foyer. Fun Friday art classes created grandparent decorations. • Grandparents Day will be celebrated Thursday in the gym.

• Shannon Barnard’s class was named Star Class of the Week.

Warren Junior High • Selected as August Students of the Month were Shelby Wilson, James Kinnebrew, Kennedy Whitmore, Madison Kendall and Anthony Bailey. • Orders for the 2010-2011 yearbook, $30, are being taken; students may see Laura Bunch or Renee Channell, yearbook sponsors, to place an order. • Orders for Spirit Day T-shirts, $12, are being taken. • School Day pictures will be Monday. • Students celebrated the beginning of football season with a pep rally Tuesday.

Warrenton • Charisse Brown’s firstgraders celebrated Hat Day after reading “The Hat.” • Heather Gordon’s thirdgraders matched math-number sentences with labeled cups to learn commutative, associative and identity properties of addition. Kat Hilderbrand’s fourth-grade GATES used microscopes to analyze unknown substances. • Students of the Month for August were Jorge Valdez, Cha’Onda Allen, Laila Brown, Dyamonde Joyner, Janae Cosby, Larry West, Michala Ellis, Kendrick Bershell, Orlando Shorter, Jonathon Berryhill, Andre Ranis, Asia Rose Brown, Dakiya Walls, Britasia Burks, Jacob Cochran and Sarah Heister. • Olivia Lee’s kindergartners conducted a study of the five senses by smelling jars, listening to sounds, looking through a periscope, tasting fruits and vegetables and touching fabrics. • Right on Target award winners were RaShaad Carter, Trey Hynum, Lane Tucker, Mercedes Lynch and Preston Wester.

tioner that is welcomed on a late summer day in muggy Iowa. “Thank God I have you guys. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to do this,” Ariana says, as her mother deals out tasks. Per Robin’s instructions, mother and daughter unpack her clothes first, as Paul sets up the clock radio, the portable telephone and the microwave. For him, the dorm room and this whole visit make him a bit wistful: “I wish it were me,” he says. That, too, is a normal parental response to this transition, says Bips, the Muhlenberg College psychologist who’s also a baby boomer and remembers “never trusting anyone over 30” back in her own college days. “Life is more serious as you get older. There’s more loss. There’s more responsibility,” she says “So I would guess people in their 50s, who have to pay for college and worry about their jobs and the economy

— yeah, wouldn’t it be nice to go back?” Some parents also feel nostalgic as the realization hits that their role — one of their main purposes in life — is changing, says Duke, the Emory psychologist: “If it’s a first child — my gosh, that’s a sobering signal about the progress of life.” Increasingly, colleges and universities have noted the support parents need in letting go, so much that they are starting to formalize the goodbye. At St. Olaf College in Minnesota, incoming freshmen are shown a video with their smiling, crying parents waving goodbye as one big group. First-year students at the University of Chicago, meanwhile, walk their parents to the university gate as bagpipes play in what some university staff call the “parting of the seas.” At Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business in Philadelphia, a goodbye reception includes an unofficial “crying room,” set up with tissues and a counselor. It’s kind of a gentle joke, but one that’s meant to send a message. “The idea was that we understand this is a major change for everybody,” says Ian Sladen, LeBow’s assistant dean of undergraduate programs. “It’s just as tough for parents — probably tougher, really.” But in the end, the message from universities and colleges is the same: Parents, please go home. At the University of Iowa, there is no formal goodbye ceremony. The university does, however, have an orientation and newsletter for parents and an advisory board, where any concerns are addressed. Meanwhile, Ariana also is taking a class called “The College Transition,” a rela-

tively new course that helps freshmen ease into college life. “I clearly need a course like that to survive,” she says, her eyes widening for emphasis. Courses like these, often referred to as “University 101,” are becoming more common on college campuses. The aim is to turn out students who are independent and ready for the workplace — without their parents in tow. • After nearly three days together in Iowa, the moment for Ariana to say goodbye to her parents and 16-yearold brother, Chase, finally arrives. Her parents get a little philosophical over sushi. “If they ask you, ‘What’s the best time of your life?’ I think everybody will say college,” her dad says. “So make the most of it.” “Have fun,” her mom adds. “But don’t forget about the academics.” As her parents say goodbye, Ariana takes on the role of comforter. “I’ll call you,” she says as she hugs her mom, who begins to tear up. Ariana grabs dad and then her brother, who’s also starting to cry. She teases him: “If you break anything in my room, you’re in trouble.” They laugh. Chase, of anyone, has seemed the saddest about his sister leaving: “I think she’ll be OK as long as she copes with everything,” he had said the day before. “Oh, she will,” her mom assured him. “She’s a coper.” Ariana’s family departs, and the new freshman looks content, if not a little lost. She leaves her door open (that’s how you meet people, her resident adviser said). She looks around her room. “It’s weird. What do I do now?” It won’t be long before she phones home.

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On the calendar: • 31st annual Soup & Sandwich Luncheon — 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at Crawford Street United Methodist Church’s Wesley Hall; sponsored by Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary; will feature silent auction and bake sale; tickets: $7 in advance only; 601-636-8531, 601-6367352 or 601-831-0038 • Clash in the Kitchen — Oct. 7 at Vicksburg Convention Center; second annual fundraiser for Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Association; tickets, $40; 601540-2995. • Classics in the Courtyard — Each Friday, Oct. 15-Nov. 15; local entertainers and restaurants; $9 per person; reservations required by 5 p.m. Thursdays; 601-631-2997 or info@southernculture. org.

“Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking” by Mario Batali and Mark Ladner

“Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh” by Emeril Lagasse

“Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners” by Sara Moulton

“Cat Cora’s Classics with a Twist” by Cat Cora with Ann Krueger Spivack

“Steak with Friends” by Rick Tramonto with Mary Goodbody

“Good Stuff” by Spike Mendelsohn with Micheline Mendelsohn

this week’s recipe

The Food Network’s Ina Garten offers this no-grease crispy chicken recipe. •

Oven-fried Chicken 2 chickens (3 pounds each), cut in 8 serving pieces 1 quart buttermilk 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper Vegetable oil or vegetable shortening Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and pour the buttermilk over them. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Preheat the oven to 350. Combine the flour, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Take the chicken out of the buttermilk and coat each piece thoroughly with the flour mixture. Pour the oil into a large heavy-bottomed stockpot to a depth of 1-inch and heat to 360 on a thermometer. Working in batches, carefully Ina place sevGarten eral pieces of chicken in the oil and fry for about 3 minutes on each side until the coating is a light golden brown (it will continue to brown in the oven). Don’t crowd the pieces. Remove the chicken from the oil and place each piece on a metal baking rack set on a sheet pan. Allow the oil to return to 360 before frying the next batch. When all the chicken is fried, bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the chicken is no longer pink inside. Serve hot.

Add a little dash of celebrity with your dinner By Michele Kayal The Associated Press As much as Americans love their food, they seem to enjoy it best with a dash of celebrity. Luckily, the celebrity food world loves to keep people well fed. There is a stack of new books by big names to keep you set through fall. Super chef Mario Batali’s “Molto Gusto” offers up perfect suppers and ideas for casual entertaining. Fava beans straight from the farmers’ market pair with zesty lemon and ricotta, and cherry tomatoes meet creme fraiche in elegant antipasti, most of which can be made well ahead of time. True to Batali’s signature emphasis on fresh, wholesome food, most

Penne alla Papalina, from the cookbook “Molto Gusto” recipes apply simple techniques to a handful of well-chosen ingredients. It’s a great book for anyone who likes good food without the fuss. You know eating local has gone mainstream when Emeril Lagasse is leaning on a garden tool.

In “Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh,” the king of “BAM!” sniffs herbs and caresses tomatoes. But despite the book’s handwriting font and a few enticing dishes — lemon-crusted halibut? Yum! — nothing really screams fresh-from-thefarm. In “Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners” the executive chef of the former Gourmet magazine offers tempting dishes such as eggs and creamed spinach in phyllo cups, tandoori chicken wings, and appetizers like chorizo-stuffed mushrooms and panko-crusted scallops. But the eggs require more than a half-dozen steps, including buttering phyllo. The chicken wings have to marinate

for 8 to 10 hours. And scrumptious as the appetizers sound, I don’t know any working mom or dad who’s going to dish up three or four of them to “dazzle one and all with the variety,” as Moulton suggests. A lovely collection of recipes, but very few that you’re likely to tackle on a week-day. But Tex-Mex tuna casserole? That could happen on any given Wednesday. The salsa-and-cilantrospiked staple joins other simple, out-of-the-box ideas in “Cat Cora’s Classics with a Twist.” The first and only female Iron Chef America puts a fresh spin on old favorites while keeping things simple. But the book’s crowning achievement? It’s got to be tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons. Like self-

adhesive stamps, it makes you wonder why no one thought of it sooner. In “Steak with Friends,” award-winning Chicago chef and restaurateur Rick Tramonto offers more than 150 recipes from steak tartare to grilled filet mignon. A complete roster of innovative yet classic accompaniments — oysters on the half-shell with pomegranate mignonette, a truffled macaroni and cheese, asparagus vichyssoise — helps bring the steak house home. Beef enthusiasts will appreciate the thorough but accessible guide to every imaginable cut. A great book for steak-lovers and anyone looking for simple, elegant food. See Celebrity, Page C2.

Read up, get acquainted with all-American cuisine By Michele Kayal The Associated Press If you think apple pie is the all-American food, think again. An inspiring collection of new books dips deep into the melting pot to serve up stories and recipes that trace the multi-ethnic and cultural origins of what our country eats. Jane Ziegelman’s “97 Orchard” offers an eminently readable history of five families — German, Irish, Italian and Eastern European — all living in a tenement on New York’s Lower East Side at the turn of the last century. The

book is filled with fun facts — that pickles were once considered a stimulant; that goose pastrami was bar food. But the book’s beauty lies in the insight and intelligence with which Ziegelman tells the story of real, live people who came to this country and brought their food with them. Using census records, shopping lists, recipes and other documents, she brings her characters to life, and illuminates how immigrant food such as hot dogs and pizza became American food. A must-read for anyone interested in food, ethnicity and culture.

In “Breaking Bread,” chef and English professor Lynne Christy Anderson has collected stories about the power of food to recall a lost world for those who have left much behind. She leads us around Boston and its suburbs to a Lebanese family that cuts grape leaves at the nearby arboretum, a house painter from Cote d’Ivoire who makes a mean fish dish, a nurse’s aide who clings to the groundnut stew of her native Ghana. Anderson also turns the pages over to her subjects, See Culinary, Page C2.

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Cooked or raw, tomatoes pack a full, flavorful punch By Jim Romanoff The Associated Press Conventional wisdom says that cooking vegetables tends to diminish their nutritional prowess. And while there is some truth to this, it isn’t always the case. Cooking tomatoes does diminish their stores of vitamin C, but it also concentrates other nutrients, such as lycopene (found in red tomatoes), a powerful antioxidant. Cooking tomatoes also is great from a culinary standpoint. Heat intensifies their flavor and brings out their rich sweetness by caramelizing the natural sugars. This is an especially good technique when working with out-of-season tomatoes. With this recipe for gazpacho, you can have it either way. Traditionally, gazpacho is a fresh, puréed tomato soup of Spanish origin. It typically is made with lots of garlic, onions, bell peppers and cucumbers. This Italian-style take on the refreshing soup is seasoned with fresh basil and oregano along with a liberal shot of balsamic vinegar. The addition of some fresh mozzarella cheese adds the protein and substance to turn the soup

cored, seeded and coarsely chopped 1 medium red onion, chopped 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste Ground black pepper 6 ounces very small fresh mozzarella balls In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, vinegar, oil, basil, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Let the mixture rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. Using a food processor or blender and working in batches, process the tomato mixture until it is chunky smooth, about 10 to 15 pulses in a processor. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. To serve, divide gazpacho among bowls and top with mozzarella. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 169 calories; 110 calories from fat; 12 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 17 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 2 g fiber; 141 mg sodium.

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Tomato and Italian Herb Gazpacho into a satisfying lunch or light supper. Serve with grilled slabs of crusty whole-grain bread to complete the meal. For a cooked version of this

recipe, spread the diced tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and roast at 400 until they start to brown. Let them cool, then proceed with the recipe.

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Culinary Continued from Page C1. who offer advice (only talk to your husband when he’s got a full stomach) and reminiscences (rum coke, and dancing always fueled cooking in Xotchil Gaarn’s Venezuela home) that informs and delights. Told with verve and voice, Joseph Dabney’s “The Food, Folklore and Art of Lowcountry Cooking” offers an exhaustive (and sometimes exhausting) history of this Southern cuisine and the immigrants who influenced it. More than 130 recipes for items like she-crab soup, chicken bog, and shad roe with grits are sprinkled lightly through text from locals, home cooks and wellknown chefs in the coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia. It is a thorough and informative look at this very specific Southern cuisine. Joan Aller’s “Cider Beans, Wild Greens and Dandelion

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Jelly” tackles the foods of southern Appalachia with credit to the native and immigrant cultures that spawned them. Cherokee Indians originally cultivated the area from East Tennessee across the northern parts of the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, and were

closely followed by the Spanish, African slaves, and Europeans from other American colonies. Primarily a cookbook, “Cider Beans” offers more than 100 recipes for items like Cherokee pepper pot soup made of beef bones and bell peppers; an Afri-

can chicken-cabbage soup sweetened with Vidalias and tomato; German cabbage and meat pies called bierocks; and chocolate gravy from the Melungeouns, a people possibly descended from Iberians who fled the inquisition. An outlier in this category but fascinating nonetheless is “What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.” Photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Alusio — whose award winning 2006 “Hungry Planet: What the World Eats” launched its own genre — offer a coffeetable-sized photo essay documenting what 80 individuals in 30 countries eat in a single day. Organized according to the number of calories consumed — from least to most — the photos take you from a Maasai herdswoman in Kenya posing next to her 800 calories worth of corn porridge, banana, tea and water


Penne alla Papalina (Recipe from Mario Batali’s “Molto Gusto”) Start to Finish: 20 minutes Servings: 6 3 tablespoons kosher salt 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 8 ounces sliced prosciutto, cut into 1-inch squares 10-ounce package frozen peas, thawed 1 pound penne rigate 4 large eggs 1 cup grated ParmigianoReggiano cheese, plus extra for serving Coarsely ground black pepper, to taste In a large pot over high, bring 6 quarts of water to a boil. Add the salt. In another large pot over medium-high, heat 3 tablespoons of the oil. Add the prosciutto and cook until the prosciutto is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the peas.

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Cook the pasta in the boiling water until al dente, about 11 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs together, then whisk in the remaining 3 tablespoons of oil and 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water. Return the pot of prosciutto to medium heat. Add the pasta and toss to mix. Add the egg mixture, remove from the heat, and toss vigorously to cook the eggs. Stir in the remaining pasta water as needed to loosen the sauce. Stir in the cheese and season with the pepper.

Seared Scallops and Butter Lettuce Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette (Recipe from “Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners”) Start to Finish: 25 minutes Servings: 4 3/4 pound medium sea scallops Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 cup Wondra or all-purpose flour, for dredging 1/2 cup vegetable oil, divided 1/3 cup grapefruit juice 1 small shallot, finely chopped 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice

vinegar 1/8 teaspoon sugar 2 small heads butter lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces 1 ripe avocado, pitted and sliced 1 small pink grapefruit, peeled and sectioned, with each section halved. 1 medium scallion, green part only, thinly sliced crosswise 1/4 cup sunflower seeds Season the scallops with salt and pepper. Spread the Wondra or flour on a plate, then dredge the scallops through it, shaking off any excess. In a large skillet over medium, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the scallops to the skillet and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Transfer the scallops to a plate and let stand until they are at room temperature. In a small saucepan, simmer the grapefruit juice until it reduces to 2 tablespoons. Transfer to a small bowl. Add the shallot, rice vinegar, sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Whisk until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Slowly whisk in the remaining vegetable oil, then whisk in the juices that have accumulated on the scallop plate until the dressing reaches the desired

consistency. Toss the lettuce with 1/3 cup of the dressing. Mound the lettuce over 4 plates and top with the scallops, avocado and grapefruit. Sprinkle with the scallions and sunflower seeds, and drizzle with the remaining dressing.

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Marley’s daughter admits growing pot The youngest child of reggae legend Bob Marley has admitted growing marijuana in her Philadelphia-area home. Makeda Jahnesta Marley, 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday to having nearly a dozen large marijuana plants inside her home in Caln, about 30 miles west of Philadelphia. Marley was arrested in 2008 after police said they found her removing plants from the basement when officers arrived on a domestic dispute call. At a February hearing, Marley told the court she had exhausted a trust fund she received from her father’s estate when she turned 18. Sentencing is scheduled for October. Prosecutors withdrew a mandatory one-year prison sentence as part of a plea agreement. A message left early today for Marley’s attorney was not immediately returned.

Nanny kept lists of Anna Nicole’s drugs A second nanny testifying at the drug conspiracy trial of Anna Nicole Smith’s two doctors and lawyer-boyfriend said Tuesday that she kept a list of drugs given to the model and that it numbered 18 at one point. Nadine Alexie told the jury that she was vigilant about the medications Smith was taking because she was then studying to be a pharmacy technician. She made lists of drugs Smith was Anna Nicole Smith taking, she said, and one such list displayed in court Tuesday showed 18 different medications that included multiple sedatives and opiates. She said Smith’s boyfriend, Howard K. Stern, and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich told her Smith was sick, but she remembered times when Smith was not medicated and seemed fine. “She would be talking to you and smiling. She would dance,” Alexie recalled. “... We would talk and watch TV and read the Bible together.” The two nannies testified in the drug conspiracy trial of Stern, Eroshevich and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, all of whom have pleaded not guilty. They are not charged with causing Smith’s death in 2007.

Cop in Gibson arrest sues department The Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy who arrested Mel Gibson for drunken driving in 2006 sued his department Tuesday, claiming he has since been ostracized and passed over for promotions by the agency. Deputy James Mee’s lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for loss of income, benefits, medical expenses and for emotional distress and mental suffering. Mee, who is Jewish, claims he was James Mee forced by his superiors to remove references to anti-Semitic slurs uttered by the actor-director during the arrest. Part of that report containing the slurs was leaked to the celebrity website, which also first reported the lawsuit. Mee claims he was transferred after Gibson’s arrest and has not been awarded promotions to a traffic investigator or motorcycle deputy position because of the alleged discrimination. The lawsuit claims the department violated its policies by taking four years to investigate the leak and that has hurt Mee’s ability to be promoted. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore denied the allegations.

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Town name gets gamer suspended Microsoft Corp. and Xbox Live are apologizing to a West Virginia town and a 26-year-old gamer accused of violating the online gaming service’s code of conduct by declaring he’s from Fort Gay. The town in western West Virginia is real. But Seattle-based Microsoft and the Xbox Live enforcement team wouldn’t take Josh Moore’s word for it. They suspended his gaming privileges for a few days last week until he could convince them his Wayne County hometown is real. Xbox Live chief enforcement officer Stephen Toulouse acknowledges the agent reviewing a fellow gamer’s complaint against Moore made a mistake. He says keeping up with slang and policing Xbox Live for offensive language is challenging, but mistakes in judgment are rare. Toulouse said training has since been updated.

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Winfrey, McCartney, Haggard among choices WASHINGTON (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is giving up control over one show she’ll be in this fall: the Kennedy Center Honors. The 56-year-old TV host and actress will be honored at the 33rd annual event in Washington on Dec. 5, along with musician and former Beatles member Paul McCartney, dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones; country singer-songwriter Merle Haggard; and Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman. The honorees were announced Tuesday. “I love surprising people, I don’t like being surprised,” Winfrey said. “Releasing any kind of control over a show and allowing myself to sit there and be surprised is not going to be easy but I’m willing to do that.” The Kennedy Center Honors recognize performing artists for their contributions to American culture. Winners are selected by the Kennedy Center’s Board of Trustees. In addition to her award-winning TV show, Winfrey earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her work in the film adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel “The Color Purple.” Winfrey is used to celebrating others, both on her popular television show and at previous Kennedy Center Honors programs, but she said she’s looking forward to being celebrated this time around. “When I’ve done them in the past for people, it has always felt a little bit like being bombarded with a love festival that is about you, and you know that’s gotta feel good,” Winfrey said during a phone interview in between filming for her show’s 25th and final season. The man who is responsible for the event, creator and producer George Stevens Jr., said being a spectator is part of the fun for attendees. “We don’t put much of a burden on them,” Stevens said. “You don’t sing for your supper. They are not asked to speak or perform. They simply receive the tribute of their colleagues and peers, which really makes it very different for them, and is part of what makes it so special.” Country star Haggard, perhaps best known for his song “Mama Tried,” acknowledged being an audience member will be a new role for him, too. “I don’t know exactly what to do, I guess just sit there and look like you’re having fun,” Haggard said in his trademark plainspeak, while acknowledging how honored he will feel to hear others sing part of his music. Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein said in a written statement about the honorees that the honesty of

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Composer Jerry Herman Haggard’s music and poetic lyrics “has helped to shape the world of country music for nearly five decades.” McCartney had been named to receive the Kennedy Center Honors in 2002 but backed out because of a personal obligation. President Barack Obama and the first lady will host the 2010 honorees at the White House before attending the gala with them at the Kennedy Center. Jones, who co-founded the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company as part of an openly gay, interracial couple, says the award and White House reception will shape his worldview. “I’ve always had this kind of position of feeling just outside, maybe the other, I don’t know why but maybe a stepchild,” Jones said. “As one gets older and you realize that your brand of art-making with its implied protest is actually something that people in positions of power respect, it’s a

‘Beetlejuice’ actor Shadix dies at 58 in Alabama By The Associated Press Glenn Shadix, best remembered for his portrayal of a portly, pretentious designer in the metaphysical comedy “Beetlejuice,” died Tuesday at his home in Birmingham. He was 58. Personal manager Juliet Green said that Shadix had returned to his home state after many years of living in Los Angeles. A cause of death was not immediately known, but his sister, Susan Gagne, said that he had been using a wheelchair for mobility and appeared to have fallen in his kitchen and struck his head. A memorial for William G. “Glenn Shadix” Scott will be held Saturday in Birmingham, his website said. Green said he’s survived by his mother, sister and brother-in-law. A biography credits him with over 30 film appearances, and roles in several TV shows, including NBC’s “Seinfeld.” “He was one of the most cre-

ative, original, funny and wise performers I’ve ever had the privilege to work with,” said Green, who worked with Glenn the actor for Shadix over a decade. Green said the prolific actor had one of his closest professional relationships with director Tim Burton, who cast him in films like “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Planet of the Apes” and “Beetlejuice,” the 1988 horror comedy for which he is perhaps most widely remembered. In the film, Shadix starred opposite Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton as “Otho,” an uppity interior designer. In a 2008 interview posted on his website, he said he understood why the film about a recently deceased couple trying to evict a family from its former home became a cult classic.

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South Florida transplant finds too many implants Dear Abby: I am a 46-yearold man who has been divorced for six months. I recently moved down to South Florida for a new job. I am trying out the dating scene, but it has been difficult because I was married for 10 years. Abby, it’s hard to find decent, intelligent women down here. All the women I have dated so far have had breast implants. These not only look strange, but also feel uncomfortable during intimate moments. These women get a lot of looks from other men who gawk at their chests when we’re together. Would it be wrong of me to ask a woman, say within the first few dates, if her breasts are real? I don’t care if they’re big or small, I just want them real. — Needs a Real Woman in Florida Dear Needs a Real Woman: I do not recommend asking women you have just met if their breasts are “real.” It



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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Although personal gain looks extremely likely for you, it would help to include others who can benefit as well from your endeavor. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Put your take-charge qualities to work, so that you’ll be operating in an element where you can feel both effective and comfortable. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — To your credit, in situations where you’re asked to make some small sacrifices on behalf of those you love, you’ll step right up to the plate. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You’re a hard worker when asked to do a job, but you might need some kind of constructive social outlet as well in order to feel complete. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is likely to have more to offer than usual when it comes to making money. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You’re a joy to be around because of your ability to inspire and arouse enthusiasm even in the more dour people around you. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Make sure your labors primarily benefit those you love, and work will seem easy for you. Focus on doing for others, not on pats on the back or applause. Aries (March 21-April 19) — A project that has been giving you some fits is likely to be made easier through an acquaintance you recently met. This person knows how to get past the problems you’ve been having. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — The best way to advance your personal interests is to do things that would benefit others as well. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Your restless nature needs some kind of activity that would stimulate you both mentally and physically. If work isn’t doing it for you, why not involve yourself in some kind of competitive sport? Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Some kind of important situation in which you’re involved might need a bit of an adjustment in order to move forward. However, changes are fortunate for you right now, so don’t hesitate to make them. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — You and your mate are likely to make a great team if each accepts what s/he does best. Although you are likely to be the most imaginative, your better half may supply the know-how.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I am a basketball coach in Illinois. Awhile back, you mentioned in your column that a father sued the school district because his son was placed on the junior varsity basketball team from the varsity team, so he could get more playing time. I think the suit was for a million dollars. The father also wanted the varsity basketball coach fired. What was the outcome of this outrageous lawsuit? In my 21 years of coaching basketball, I have sent many varsity players to the junior varsity to get more playing time. I haven’t been sued yet, but I don’t enjoy thinking some unhappy parent will sue me and get me fired. — Coach, Chicago. Coach: I’ll reprint the article I wrote so our readers will completely understand the lawsuit that was filed. The suit never made it to a judge. It was dismissed as being frivolous. This means you can look forward to an additional 21 years of coaching high school basketball without the threat of being released because a parent didn’t like your coaching theory. Readers: As a former teacher, varsity basketball coach, counselor, assistant principal and principal, I thought I’d seen it all when it comes to the behavior of students — and their parents. But I guess I hadn’t. The one I’m about to spring on you takes the cake. A high school sophomore, who attends school in Northern California, is a pretty good basketball player, and his coach had planned to use him on the varsity team. But things didn’t work out quite as planned, and the player wound up riding the bench, an unsatisfactory situation. To give the boy more playing time, the coach placed him on the junior varsity team. This was a sensible move. It’s the sort of thing that happens all the time in high school athletics. I made such moves occasionally at all three high schools where I coached varsity basketball (Hiawatha High School in Kirkland, Ill., Phoenix Union High School in Phoenix, and La Quinta High School in Garden Grove, Calif.). I believed it was better to have an underclassman playing at a lower level than riding the bench on the varsity. But in this incident, the boy’s father looked at it as a demotion — and has sued the New Haven Unified School District for $1.5 million in damages. The suit alleges that the family had rearranged its schedules to accommodate the varsity team’s practice times. The dad is also asking that the basketball coach be dismissed. It’s very sad to see a zealous parent try to move the game of basketball off the gym court and into the court of law. This lawsuit is clearly out of bounds. As I said, I thought that I had seen it all concerning high school athletics. But now I have! • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

on me during our first year of dating. When I confronted him, he told me he didn’t know why, but that he loved me with all his heart. A few months later, he asked me to marry him and I accepted. A few days ago I discovered that not only did he cheat on me with several women, but also with several men. Mario says he didn’t know how to tell me about his past because it was “disgusting” to him so he blocked it out of his mind. Had he told me all this before we married, I would not have gone through with it. I am now totally confused about his sexuality. Mario says it was “just a phase” — it was in the past. He says he’s a changed man and he wants to be with me. I don’t know what to believe anymore because all he does is lie to me. Please help me. — Brokenhearted and Confused in Texas Dear Brokenhearted: The first thing you need to do is

get checked for STDs and HIV, because you may have been exposed to some of them during the “phase” your husband “blocked out of his mind.” Whether Mario admits it or not, he is bisexual. Next, go online to and you will find the help and support you are looking for. Because you can’t trust your husband to be honest, you will have to take care of yourself now. Please don’t put it off because your emotional and physical health could depend upon it. On the plus side, be thankful there are not children involved. A man who always lies isn’t just a poor husband; he would make an even worse role model.



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Dehydration, alcohol can cause white tongue Dear Dr. Gott: I have a problem with my tongue turning white. I brush the coating off each morning, but by nighttime, I have to do it again. I can’t understand why this happens. It is worse when I eat a lot of sweets. What do I need to do? I like a pink tongue. Dear Reader: The white coating to which you refer is the result of inflammation of the tiny projections on the surface of your tongue, caused by dead cells, bacteria and debris. There are several reasons for this generally harmless condition. The first is dehydration. Then there’s excessive alcohol consumption and smoking. You may be a mouth breather, have a bacterial infection, geographic tongue, oral lichen planus, oral thrush or leukoplakia. Or you may have been placed on a medication that has white tongue as a side effect. Oral lichen planus is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder. Oral thrush is a candida infection that causes lesions on the tongue, inner cheeks, roof of the mouth, gums and back of the throat. Your symptoms don’t appear to fit the profile for geographic tongue. Leukoplakia is commonly the result of tobacco use, smoked, chewed or used in other forms. It is generally a benign condition but could be precancerous. See your physician, who will examine you and might choose to order testing to determine whether an underlying cause, such as diabetes, is at the root of the problem. Once specific conditions and infections can be ruled out, medication or other treatment might be appropriate. Or he or she might suggest you follow up with your dentist. Dear Dr. Gott: I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis and am presently taking two calcium tablets and one multivitamin for mature adults. Would this help my condition? Dear Reader: Osteoporosis occurs when the normal buildup and breakdown of minerals in healthy bones falls out of balance. The condition is difficult to detect in its early stages, but the first clue is often a bone fracture, loss of height, back pain, stooped shoulders or through a routine bone density (X-ray) study. There are a number of prescription medications; however, as you may be aware, several can lead to osteonecrosis of the jaw and other serious complications. The recommendation for people 51 and older is 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day. Vitamin D is of equal importance in order to use the calcium and should not exceed 2,000 IU daily for healthy people. Therefore, in answer to your question, it all depends on



how much calcium and D is present in the vitamin regimen you are taking. Read the ingredient label. If necessary, switch to combinations of calcium and D available at your local pharmacy in single-tablet form. Beyond that, don’t smoke, avoid alcohol, maintain good posture, eat well, and exercise.

• Write to Dr. Peter Gott in care of United Media, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 440920167.

RELEASE DATE– Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis

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YOU ARE not required to file an answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. ISSUED UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT, this the 12th day of August, 2010. /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. DOT MCGEE Warren County Chancery Court P.O. Box 351 Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 Publish: 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, (4t)

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01. Legals

01. Legals IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: ESTATE OF DYLAN REYNOLDS BRANCH, DECEASED C. #2009-079-PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS WHEREAS, Letters of Administration having been granted and issued to the undersigned Amanda Phillips by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the Estate of Dylan Reynolds Branch, Deceased, on the 18th day of August, 2009, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said Estate to have their claims probated and registered with the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, within ninety (90) days from the first publication of this Notice to Creditors, and that a failure to probate and register their claims with the Clerk within that time will forever bar the claim. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE this the 1st day of September, 2010. /s/ Amanda Phillips AMANDA PHILLIPS, ADMINISTRATRIX OF THE ESTATE OF DYLAN REYNOLDS BRANCH, DECEASED Bryan H. Callaway MSB#8662 P.O. Box 21 Natchez, MS 39121 601-445-8833 Publish: 9/8, 9/15, 9/2(3t)

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Vicksburg Warren School District will receive SEALED BIDS, marked 10-11-07 until 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, Sept 21, 2010 for School Bus Video Recording/Monitoring Systems. Specifications may be obtained from the Office of Purchasing at 1500 Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. Dr. Elizabeth Swinford Superintendent Publish: 9/1, 9/8(2t)

The Housing Authority of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi [VHA] will accept bid proposals for painting of occupied rental dwellings. Sealed bid proposals shall be delivered to: Vicksburg Housing Authority Attn: Dannie Walker, Executive Director 131 Elizabeth Circle Vicksburg, MS 39183 no later than 2:00 P.M., local time, Thursday, September 23, 2010. Any bids received after that date and time will not be accepted. Mark Your bid envelope: Occupied Dwelling Painting 09/23/2010. All bids received by the specified date and time will be opened and read aloud at the above time and place. Bid packages may be picked up at the address above. The VHA reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any formalities and/or informalities in the bid process. A pre-bid meeting will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 10:00 AM at the above address. Publish: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15(3t)

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Vicksburg Warren School District will receive SEALED BIDS, marked 10-11-06 until 9:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 for Surplus Property. Specifications may be obtained from the Office of Purchasing at 1500 Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. Dr. Elizabeth Swinford Superintendent Publish: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15(3t)

01. Legals IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CHRISTOPHER RAWLINGS, DECEASED CIVIL ACTION NO. 2010-021GN WILLETTE RAWLINGS PETITIONER SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION FOR UNKNOWN HEIRS-AT-LAW AND WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFICIARIES STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: ALL KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEIRS-AT-LAW AND WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFICIARIES OF CHRISTOPHER RAWLINGS, and all other parties, corporations or other entities claiming an interest in any settlement proceeds or benefits whose post office and street addresses are unknown after diligent search and inquire: YOU ARE summoned to appear and defend against the Petition filed herein against you at 10:30 a.m. on the 29th day of September, 2010, in the Courtroom of the Warren County Chancery Court Building, Vicksburg, Mississippi, before the Honorable Vickie R. Barnes, at the Warren County Chancery Court located at 1009 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi, and in case of your failure to appear and defend at the aforesaid time and place, you are hereby notified that a decree will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. YOU ARE not required to file an answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. ISSUED UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT, this the 12th day of August, 2010. /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. DOT MCGEE Warren County Chancery Court P.O. Box 351 Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 Publish: 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, (4t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF LIDA STRICKLAND TICKELL, DECEASED PROBATE NO. 2010-114PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE is hereby given that Letters of Administration of the Estate of Lida Strickland Tickell, Deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississipi on the 26th day of August, 2010, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days of the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors. Failure to so do will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this the 26th day of August, 2010. _____________________ SYLVIA ANN TICKELL WREN, Administratrix Publish: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15 (3t)

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AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Poodles and Schnauzers $400 and up! 601-218-5533,


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

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.

BLUE PITBULL PUPPIES. 3 blues, 2 fawns, 1 brindle. UKC registered. $500 firm, will be huge dogs! 601-638-6711, 601-529-9149.

CINDER BLOCKS. 8X8X16, open middles, never used. $1 each. 601279-6277, leave message.


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1994 BASS TRACKER Pro 18 with 60 horse power Mariner $5,000. 12 foot Jon boat and trailer, $550. 601618-4943.

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37. Recreational Vehicles 1985 HONDA BIG red 250 3-wheeler. Mint condition. Asking $2250 or best offer. 601-415-2224. JET SKI PACKAGE Yamaha 1300 Waverunner, Kawasaki 1200 Jet ski, on trailer, all accessories, asking $6,500. 601-415-2224.

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40. Cars & Trucks 1971 CHEVELLE. Mint condition. Edelbrock Performance package added. $10,000. 601-638-6711. Serious buyers only. 1982 GMC 65 passenger school bus. Runs well. $1,200. 601-638-1063.

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SPORTS We dn e sDAY, se p te mbe r 8, 2010 • SEC TI O N D

Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

WC hit parade


Stewart peaking before Chase

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By Jenna Fryer AP auto racing writer

On the web Another edition of the Prep Overview video preview show will be available Thursday at:

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Warren Central catcher Katie Channell tags out Vicksburg baserunner Faith Thomas as she slides into home plate.

Warren Central beat Vicksburg 12-2 in the season’s first meeting between the two rivals.

Round one goes to Lady Vikes Warren Central dominates rival Vicksburg By Jeff Byrd

On D3 The Saints aim to build a winning tradition.



PCA at University Christian Friday, 7 p.m. St. Al at Madison-St. Joe Friday, 7:30 p.m. Vicksburg at Tylertown Friday, 7:30 p.m. WC hosts Natchez Friday, 7:30 p.m.


6 p.m. ESPN - It’s a Wednesday night MLB doubleheader as the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Boston Red Sox in the opener at Fenway Park and the Los Angeles Dodgers face the rival San Diego Padres in the nightcap.

Who’s hot

AUDRIANA RATLIFF Warren Central softball player had a triple, a double and three RBIs in a 12-2 win over Vicksburg on Tuesday.


Ingram still not practicing

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama tailback Mark Ingram has missed another practice ahead of the Penn State game. Ingram didn’t practice Tuesday with a left knee injury that kept the Heisman Trophy winner out of the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s opener against San Jose State. Coach Nick Saban said Monday that Ingram’s status would depend on how he progressed daily in his rehab.


La. Pick 3: 2-2-3 La. Pick 4: 9-8-8-4 Weekly results:D2

After getting shut out last week by Northwest Rankin, Warren Central needed to address its hitting woes. The Lady Vikes found something that worked against archrival Vicksburg on Tuesday. Warren Central pounded out 13 hits, led by Audriana Ratliff’s triple and double, to beat the Missy Gators 12-2 in six innings. The Lady Vikes improved to 5-5 overall and took a 1-0 lead in the division. Vicksburg slipped to 4-7 and 0-1 in the two-team division. Ratliff said she worked on a new approach at the plate. “I hadn’t hit the ball well at all in the last six games,” Ratliff said. “I wanted to change that. Not hitting the ball is why we have been losing.”

prep softball Warren Central hit the ball against the Missy Gators and overcame a 2-0 deficit after one inning to take control in the second with six runs. “We started out bad and then worked ourselves out of the hole,” WC coach Dana McGivney said. “We just had jitters there in the first inning. But we hit the ball well from the start. Even when something was caught, it was hit hard.” Vicksburg grabbed a 2-0 lead after WC made three errors in the bottom of the first inning. In the top of the second, the Lady Vikes got singles from Katie Channell, Chelsea Worley and Lexie Burleigh with a walk to Mary Mullen mixed in. Burleigh’s hit scored Chan-

nell and an error plated Worley to tie the game. Ratliff’s double scored two and put WC ahead to stay at 4-2. Sydnei Smith and Karley Hinson both had RBI singles to cap the rally for a 6-2 lead. In the WC third, Mullen singled to left to plate Channell to make it 7-2. Vicksburg had a chance to edge closer in the fifth, when the Lady Vikes strung three straight hits with two outs, but a fielder’s choice by Grace Bufkin ended the threat. “We just needed to string more hits together with people on base,” VHS coach Michelle Fisackerly said. “We’re about the same as we were about two weeks ago. We had a couple of innings that were rough on us.” The WC sixth was one of those rough innings as the Lady Vikes scored five times thanks to three Vicksburg

See Stewart, Page D4.

Aggressive defense serves Bulldogs well

Tulane braces for angry Ole Miss

By Jeff Byrd

By Brett Martel AP sports writer NEW ORLEANS — As he watched the climactic finish of the stunning double-overtime loss by Ole Miss to Jacksonville State, Tulane coach Bob Toledo had one of those moments that apparently wasn’t fit for all audiences. “I’d better not say what my reaction was,” Toledo said, grinning, when asked about his first response to Ole Miss’ 49-48 loss last Saturday. Toledo said the last thing he wanted to see was the Rebels — his next opponent — blowing a 31-10 halftime lead to a team in the lowerlevel Football Championship Subdivision. “From an emotional standpoint, when you lose that first game, particularly

errors. The Lady Vikes also had three triples, the first coming from Ratliff. “I was surprised I hit it that far,” Ratliff said of her hit to left-center. Smith and Krista Cortezie also had RBI triples to boost the WC lead to 12-2. Ratliff finished with three RBIs off two hits and scored two runs. Smith had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored while Channell and Worley had two hits each. WC travels to Madison Central on Thursday. Heather Middleton had two hits to pace Vicksburg. Morgan Callendar and Shannon Botsford each scored in the first inning to stake the Missy Gators to a 2-0 lead. Vicksburg will play in Clinton’s tournament on Saturday and then have a rematch with WC next Wednesday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart went to Atlanta Motor Speedway mired in a 31-race winless streak and an afterthought, at best, on the list of championship contenders. By the time he left the track early Monday morning he may very well have become the front-runner for the Sprint Cup Series title. The streakiest driver in NASCAR knocked down his first win of the season late Sunday night with a dominating performance at Atlanta, and based on Stewart’s own track record, he’s got to be considered a credible contender. When Smoke gets hot — and he usually does every summer — he is very, very hard to beat. Tony He won Stewart three times in a nine-race span last season to move to the top of the points standings, won three of four in the middle of the 2007 season, and three of six in 2006 when he failed to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Now Stewart rolls into Richmond International Raceway, site of Saturday night’s “regular season finale,” with nothing to lose. He can gamble and race hard for a win, and with it 10 more critical bonus points, and take a ton of

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Tulane running back Orleans Darkwa tries to outrun Southeastern defensive back Clint Coleman. Tulane hosts Ole Miss on Saturday. to a team that maybe you shouldn’t have lost to, and you’re ahead in the game — in control in the game — and then you lose it right at the end, that’s very frustrating,” Toledo said. “So they’re going to want take it out on somebody and we’re the next opponent. “That concerns me, obvi-

ously, because they’re big, they’re strong, they’re physical, they’re well-coached, they’re a good football team and they’re not going to lose many games the rest of the year,” Toledo continued. “It makes it very difficult for us now. It’s hard to sneak up on See Tulane, Page D4.

STARKVILLE — It was almost a perfect game for the Mississippi State defense in Saturday’s 49-7 blasting of the Memphis Tigers. Yet first-year Bulldogs codefensive coordinator Manny Diaz says his unit must be better if it is to tame a different sort of Tiger when Auburn visits in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams Thursday night at Davis-Wade Stadium. The game will be telecast live by ESPN. “Yes, we basically had a shutout for 58 minutes, but we should know that Auburn will be a different animal,” Diaz said in his first postgame news conference as State’s new co-defensive boss. Head coach Dan Mullen was happy with the aggressive defense that held Memphis to just 41 yards net rushing and only 237 yards in total offense. “It’s hard to win any Division I football game, but our defense had a shutout for 58 minutes and 29 seconds. I was really happy with what

college football they did,” Mullen said. “A lot of credit should go to our assistant coaches. They did a tremendous job with the preparaManny tion and I was Diaz really pleased with our focus.” What State accomplished against Memphis was coming up with big stops on third downs. The Bulldogs owned the stat, winning 13 of the 15 third-down battles. Twice the Bulldog pressure caused interceptions, with both picks coming from corner Maurice Langston. “We did a great job on third down,” Diaz said. “We had two interceptions on third down because we brought a good amount of pressure.” Memphis coach Larry Porter agreed with that. “Their defensive front just dominated us all night,” See MSU, Page D4.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - Tampa Bay at Boston 9 p.m. ESPN - L.A. Dodgers at San Diego TENNIS 6 p.m. ESPN2 - U.S. Open, quarterfinals


from staff & AP reports

College Football Cal Poly, UC Davis joining Big Sky Conference The football teams from Cal Poly and UC Davis are joining the Big Sky Conference, league commissioner Doug Fullerton said Tuesday. The universities accepted the invitations to join the conference as football-only schools late last week after university presidents approved an exception to league rules that require all member schools to take part in the same 14 sports. Cal Poly and UC Davis are Football Championship Subdivision members that compete in the Great West Conference but participate in the Big West Conference for the majority of their sports. Many of the Big Sky Conference teams have their 2011 schedules nearly complete and Cal Poly and UC Davis must officially withdraw from the Great West Conference, which also includes football teams from North Dakota, South Dakota and Southern Utah.

nfl Seattle re-signs Babineaux and waives Craig Terrill RENTON, Wash. — Veteran safety Jordan Babineaux has been re-signed by the Seattle Seahawks. Babineaux rejoined the Seahawks on Tuesday, a day after he was waived by the team. To make room on the 53-man roster, the Seahawks waived defensive tackle Craig Terrill. Babineaux has spent his entire career with the Seahawks. He started all 16 games last season but was beaten out for a starting job in training camp by rookie Earl Thomas. Terrill had been with the Seahawks since being drafted in 2004 out of Purdue.

Houshmandzadeh: Move to Ravens’refreshing’ OWINGS MILLS, Md. — T.J. Houshmandzadeh is embracing his change of scenery with the Baltimore Ravens after officially signing his one-year, $855,000 contract Tuesday. Cut by the Seattle Seahawks’ new regime led by Pete Carroll one year after signing a five-year, $40 million contract, Houshmandzadeh has gone from a rebuilding franchise to a Super Bowl contender. “It’s refreshing, man, to go from the situation I was in and come here,” Houshmandzadeh said. “It’s hard to explain because you always want to be optimistic and I’m an optimistic person at times, but it’s hard to be optimistic when you know what you’re going against. I’m coming to play with guys that are similar to me emotionally, the way they play the game and how they love the game. That’s where I need to be.” The Ravens signed the 2007 Pro Bowl selection after trading wide receiver Mark Clayton to the St. Louis Rams.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept. 8 1979 — Tracy Austin, at 16, becomes the youngest player to win the U.S. Open when she upsets Chris Evert Lloyd 6-4, 6-3. 1998 — Mark McGwire breaks Roger Maris’ 37-year-old home run record, lining historic No. 62 just over the wall in left field with two outs in the fourth inning. McGwire’s shot off the Chicago Cubs’ Steve Trachsel sets off a wild celebration in Busch Stadium. 2002 — Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 to win his 14th Grand Slam title and the U.S. Open for the fifth time. At 31, Sampras is the Open’s oldest champion since 1970. 2008 — Roger Federer salvages the 2008 season by easily beating Andy Murray 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 to win his fifth consecutive U.S. Open championship and 13th major title overall. Federer is the first man since Bill Tilden in the 1920s to win the tournament that many times in a row.

The Vicksburg Post


college football

American League East Division

W New York.......................86 Tampa Bay....................84 Boston...........................77 Toronto..........................72 Baltimore.......................53

L 53 54 62 66 86

Pct GB .619 — .609 1 1/2 .554 9 .522 13 1/2 .381 33

Central Division

W Minnesota......................82 Chicago.........................77 Detroit............................69 Kansas City...................57 Cleveland.......................57

L 57 61 70 81 82

Pct GB .590 — .558 4 1/2 .496 13 .413 24 1/2 .410 25

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................75 63 .543 — Oakland.........................68 70 .493 7 Los Angeles..................66 73 .475 9 1/2 Seattle...........................55 84 .396 20 1/2 Tuesday’s Games Baltimore 6, N.Y. Yankees 2 Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 1 Toronto 8, Texas 5 Tampa Bay 14, Boston 5 Minnesota 10, Kansas City 3 Cleveland 6, L.A. Angels 1 Seattle 7, Oakland 5 Today’s Games Baltimore (Bergesen 6-10) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 1-0), 12:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Danks 13-9) at Detroit (Bonderman 7-9), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 3-3) at L.A. Angels (Kazmir 8-13), 6:05 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 2-3) at Toronto (Rzepczynski 1-3), 6:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Garza 14-7) at Boston (Wakefield 3-10), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (Greinke 8-11) at Minnesota (Duensing 7-2), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (French 4-4) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 13-8), 9:05 p.m.p.m.

East Division L 60 60 68 71 79

Pct GB .571 — .568 1/2 .507 9 .489 11 1/2 .432 19 1/2

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................79 St. Louis........................72 Houston.........................65 Milwaukee......................64 Chicago.........................60 Pittsburgh......................47

L 59 64 73 74 79 91

West Division

W San Diego.....................78 San Francisco...............78 Colorado........................74 Los Angeles..................69 Arizona..........................56

L 59 61 64 70 83

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GB — 1 4 1/2 10 23

Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh 5, Atlanta 0 Philadelphia 8, Florida 7 N.Y. Mets 4, Washington 1 Houston 7, Chicago Cubs 3 Milwaukee 4, St. Louis 2 Colorado 4, Cincinnati 3 San Francisco 6, Arizona 3 San Diego 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 Today’s Games N.Y. Mets (Dickey 9-6) at Washington (Li.Hernandez 9-10), 12:35 p.m. Atlanta (D.Lowe 11-12) at Pittsburgh (Duke 7-12), 6:05 p.m. Florida (A.Miller 1-0) at Philadelphia (Hamels 9-10), 6:05 p.m. Houston (Myers 10-7) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 6-12), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 13-6) at Milwaukee (Capuano 2-3), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 14-9) at Colorado (Cook 5-8), 7:40 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 8-11) at Arizona (D.Hudson 4-1), 9:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 11-8) at San Diego (Luebke 0-1), 9:05 p.m.


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Region 6-2A

All Games W L 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1


Conference All Games W L W Alabama........................0 0 1 Arkansas........................0 0 1 Auburn...........................0 0 1 LSU................................0 0 1 Mississippi St..............0 0 1 Ole Miss.......................0 0 0 Thursday’s Game Auburn at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Georgia at South Carolina, 11 a.m. South Florida at Florida, 11:20 a.m. Oregon at Tennessee, 6 p.m. LSU at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. Penn St. at Alabama, 6 p.m. La.-Monroe vs. Arkansas, at Little Rock, 6 p.m. W. Kentucky at Kentucky, 6:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Tulane, 8 p.m. ———

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Conference W L East Carolina.................1 0 UCF...............................0 0 Marshall.........................0 0 Memphis........................0 0 Southern Miss.............0 0 UAB...............................0 0

All Games W L 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1

Conference All Games W L W L Houston.........................0 0 1 0 Tulane............................0 0 1 0 UTEP.............................0 0 1 0 Rice...............................0 0 0 1 SMU...............................0 0 0 1 Tulsa..............................0 1 0 1 Friday’s Games West Virginia at Marshall, 6 p.m. UTEP at Houston, 9:15 p.m. Saturday’s Games Memphis at East Carolina, 11 a.m. Rice at North Texas, 6 p.m. Bowling Green at Tulsa, 6 p.m. Prairie View at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. N.C. State at UCF, 6:30 p.m. UAB at SMU, 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Tulane, 8 p.m. ———

SWAC Eastern

Conference W L Alabama St....................1 0 Jackson St.....................0 0 Alcorn St........................0 0 Alabama A&M...............0 0 MVSU............................0 1

All Games W L 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1


Conference All Games W L W L Prairie View...................1 0 1 0 Southern U....................0 0 1 0 Ark-Pine Bluff................0 0 0 1 Grambling......................0 0 0 1 Texas Southern.............0 1 0 1 Saturday’s Games Texas Southern at Connecticut, 11 a.m. Mississippi Valley St. at S. Carolina St., 5 p.m. Central St., Ohio at Alabama A&M, 6 p.m. Ark.-Monticello at Southern U., 6 p.m. Jackson St. at Tennessee St., 6 p.m. Prairie View at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Alabama St, 7 p.m.

prep football Prep Football Standings MHSAA Region 2-6A

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


West Division

National League W Philadelphia...................80 Atlanta...........................79 Florida............................70 New York.......................68 Washington....................60

Dexter at Mize, 7:30 p.m. Mount Olive at Sumrall, 7:30 p.m. Mount Hermon, La. at Salem, 7:30 p.m. Open date: Sebastopol

San Diego at Kansas City, 9:15 p.m.

Team Overall Region Madison Central.......................3-0.......................0-0 Northwest Rankin.....................3-0.......................0-0 Greenville-Weston....................2-1.......................0-0 Clinton......................................1-2.......................0-0 Warren Central.......................1-2.......................0-0 Grenada....................................0-2.......................0-0 Vicksburg................................0-2.......................0-0 Murrah......................................0-3.......................0-0 Sept. 3 Northwest Rankin 27, Pearl 21 Warren Central 20, Hattiesburg 18 Richwood, La. 35, Vicksburg 7 Clinton 34, Brookhaven 21 Madison Central 43, Provine 6 Noxubee County 57,. Murrah 6 Greenville-Weston 28, Canton 15 Kosciusko 39, Grenada 20 Friday’s Games Provine at Clinton, 7:30 p.m. Natchez at Warren Central, 7:30 p.m. Madison Central at Canton, 7:30 p.m. Brandon at Northwest Rankin, 7:30 p.m. Murrah at Jim Hill, 7:30 p.m. Greenville-Weston at Noxubee County, 7:30 p.m. Winona at Grenada, 7:30 p.m. Vicksburg at Tylertown, 7:30 p.m.

Region 4-1A

Team Overall Region Cathedral..................................2-0.......................0-0 St. Aloysius.............................2-1.......................0-0 Bogue Chitto............................2-1.......................0-0 Salem.......................................1-1.......................0-0 Sebastopol................................1-2.......................0-0 Dexter.......................................1-2.......................0-0 Mount Olive..............................0-1.......................0-0 West Lincoln.............................0-2.......................0-0 Sept. 3 Wesson 32, Bogue Chitto 12 West Marion 38, Dexter 36 St. Aloysius 12, Greenville-St. Joe 7 Scott Central 26, Sebastopol 6 Enterprise-Lincoln 35, West Lincoln 6 Mize at Mount Olive, n/a Open date: Cathedral, Salem Friday’s Games Bogue Chitto at Loyd Star, 7:30 p.m. St. Aloysius at Madison-St. Joe, 7:30 p.m. Enterprise-Lincoln at Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. Pelahatchie at West Lincoln, 7:30 p.m.

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Team Overall Region Wesson.....................................2-0.......................0-0 Puckett......................................2-1.......................0-0 Enterprise-Lincoln.....................1-1.......................0-0 Madison-St. Joe.......................1-2.......................0-0 Hinds AHS...............................0-2.......................0-0 Loyd Star..................................0-3.......................0-0 Sept. 3 Enterprise-Lincoln 35, West Lincoln 6 Wesson 32, Bogue Chitto 12 Bassfield 34, Puckett 7 Crystal Springs 8, Hinds AHS 6 St. Andrew’s 19, Madison-St. Joe 7 Richland 29, Loyd Star 27 Friday’s Games Bogue Chitto at Loyd Star, 7:30 p.m Hinds AHS at Raymond, 7:30 p.m. St. Aloysius at Madison-St. Joe, 7:30 p.m. Puckett at East Marion, 7:30 p.m. Wesson at West Marion, 7:30 p.m. Enterprise-Lincoln at Cathedral, 7:30 p.m.

Region 4-3A

Team Overall Region Leland.......................................3-0.......................0-0 South Delta.............................2-1.......................0-0 Leflore County..........................2-1.......................0-0 Riverside...................................2-1.......................0-0 Marshall....................................0-3.......................0-0 Bailey Magnet..........................0-3.......................0-0 Sept. 3 South Delta 36, North Panola 20 Leland 28, Cleveland 7 Prentiss 40, Bailey Magnet 20 Coahoma County 54, Riverside 0 Leflore County 36, Humphreys County 7 McClain 38, Marshall 0 Friday’s Games Ruleville Central at South Delta, 7:30 p.m. Hollandale Simmons at Leland, 7:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s at Bailey Magnet, 7:30 p.m. Coahoma AHS at Riverside, 7:30 p.m. Coahoma County at Leflore County, 7:30 p.m. Williams Sullivan at Marshall, 7:30 p.m.

Region 7-4A

Team Overall Region Port Gibson.............................2-1.......................0-0 Columbia..................................2-1.......................0-0 North Pike................................2-1.......................0-0 Lawrence County.....................1-2.......................0-0 Crystal Springs.........................1-2.......................0-0 South Pike................................0-2.......................0-0 Sept. 3 Crystal Springs 8, Hinds AHS 6 Jefferson County 34, Port Gibson 22 Tylertown 20, Lawrence County 12 North Pike 40, East Central 0 Hazlehurst 26, South Pike 14 East Marion 26, Columbia 20 Friday’s Games Jefferson County at Crystal Springs, 7:30 p.m. Madison Parish, La. at Port Gibson, 7:30 p.m. Lawrence County at Brookhaven, 7:30 p.m. McComb at North Pike, 7:30 p.m. Franklin County at South Pike, 7:30 p.m. Columbia at Gautier, 7:30 p.m. ———


District 5-A

Team Overall District Porters Chapel........................2-1.......................0-0 Newton County Academy........2-1.......................0-0 University Christian..................2-1.......................0-0 Russell Christian......................0-3.......................0-0 Sept. 3 River Oaks 43, Porters Chapel 0 University Christian 21, Prentiss Christian 7 Greenville Christian 48, Russell Christian 7 Tri-County 26, Newton County Academy 20 Friday’s Games Porters Chapel at University Christian, 7 p.m. Russell Christian at Clinton Christian, 7 p.m. Newton County Academy at Sylva Bay, 7 p.m.

District 4-A

Team Overall District Sharkey-Issaquena.................1-2.......................1-0 Tri-County.................................3-0.......................0-0 Humphreys Academy...............1-2.......................0-0 Benton Academy......................0-3.......................0-0 Clinton Christian.......................0-2.......................0-1 Sept. 3 Tri-County 26, Newton County Academy 20 Sharkey-Issaquena 32, Clinton Christian 14 Bayou Academy 20, Humphreys Academy 7 Deer Creek 7, Benton Academy 6 Friday’s Games Central Holmes at Tri-County, 7 p.m. Russell Christian at Clinton Christian, 7 p.m. Sharkey-Issaquena at Humphreys Aca., 7 p.m. Benton Academy at Hebron Christian, 7 p.m.

District 6-A

Team Overall District Trinity........................................3-0.......................0-0 Tallulah Academy...................0-3.......................0-0 Sept. 3 Trinity 24, Centreville 13 Glenbrook 54, Tallulah Academy 20 Friday’s Games Baton Rouge Christian at Tallulah, 7 p.m. Trinity at Alpha Christian, 7 p.m.

District 4-AA

Team Overall District Central Hinds..........................3-0.......................0-0 Brookhaven Academy..............2-1.......................0-0 Amite........................................1-2.......................0-0 Bowling Green..........................1-2.......................0-0 Columbia Academy..................0-3.......................0-0 Sept. 3 Riverfield 34, Brookhaven Academy 21 Central Hinds 31, Lamar 14 Wayne Academy 18, Columbia Academy 13 Oak Forest 47, Bowling Green 0 Adams Christian 31, Amite 0 Friday’s Games Bowling Green at Central Hinds, 7 p.m. Simpson Academy at Columbia Academy, 7 p.m. Brookhaven Academy at Amite, 7 p.m.

8-Man District 2

Team Overall District Tensas Academy.....................2-1.......................1-0 Rebul........................................3-0.......................1-0 Briarfield..................................2-1.......................0-0 Franklin Academy....................0-2.......................0-1 Mt. Salus..................................0-2.......................0-1 Christian Collegiate..................0-2.......................0-0 Park Place Christian................0-3.......................0-0 Sept. 3 Rebul 13, Calvary Christian 12 Veritas 44, Park Place Christian 38

Central Academy 30, Tensas Academy 18 Briarfield 44, Delta Academy 32 Open date: Christian Collegiate, Mt. Salus, Franklin Academy Friday’s Games Christian Collegiate at Rebul, 7 p.m. Park Place Christian at North Sunflower, 7 p.m. Hot Springs Christian, Ark. at Tensas Aca., 7 p.m. Central Academy at Briarfield, 7 p.m. Franklin Academy at Veritas, 7 p.m. Mt. Salus at Calvary Christian, 7 p.m. ———

Mississippi Prep Polls Here are Mississippi’s top high school football teams in each class as selected by a panel of Associated Press state sports writers.

Class 6A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. South Panola (17)...(3-0) 170 1 2. Meridian...................(3-0) 147 2 3. Madison Central......(3-0) 129 3 4. Gulfport....................(3-0) 96 5 5. Southaven................(2-0) 44 Others receiving votes: Petal 25, Natchez 22, Olive Branch 15, Tupelo 12, Northwest Rankin 7, Hancock 7, Pascagoula 6.

Class 5A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. West Point (12).......(3-0) 162 1 2. West Jones (1)........(2-0) 147 2 3. Picayune (4)............(2-0) 120 3 4. Wayne Co................(2-1) 99 4 5. Ridgeland.................(3-0) 76 5 Others receiving votes: Moss Point 33, McComb 20, Lake Cormorant 15, D’Iberville 8.

Class 4A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Lafayette (14)..........(3-0) 157 1 2. Noxubee Co. (3)......(4-0) 155 2 3. Purvis.......................(3-0) 108 3 4. New Albany.............(3-0) 84 4 5. Kosciusko................(3-0) 65 Others receiving votes: North Pike 34, Newton Co. 20, Louisville 19, Quitman 14, Mendenhall 6, North Pontotoc 6, Greene Co. 6, St. Stanislaus 6.

Class 3A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Forest (9).................(2-0) 153 1 2. Philadelphia (7).......(3-0) 148 2 3. Aberdeen (1)...........(2-1) 96 3 4. Charleston...............(2-1) 75 3 5. Tylertown.................(1-2) 55 5 Others receiving votes: Winona 42, Raleigh 27, East Side 23, Franklin Co. 14, Hazlehurst 14, Belmont 12, Leland 8, McLaurin 7, Southeast Lauderdale 6.

Class 2A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Taylorsville (14).......(3-0) 158 1 2. Bassfield (2)............(2-1) 126 3 3. Calhoun City............(3-0) 102 5 4. Lumberton................(3-0) 66 5. East Webster (1).....(3-0) 40 Others receiving votes: Puckett 35, Eupora 28, North Forrest 26, Pisgah 19, Wesson 13, East Marion 12, Walnut 12, West Bolivar 12, Ackerman 9, Mize 8, Newton 8, Hatley 6.

Class 1A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Durant (17)..............(3-0) 170 1 2. Smithville.................(2-1) 99 4 3. Mount Olive.............(0-2) 95 2 4. Okolona...................(2-1) 56 5. Cathedral.................(2-0) 54 Others receiving votes: French Camp 43, Bogue Chitto 41, Vardaman 39, Biggersville 30, McAdams 17, Noxapater 12, Ray Brooks 9, Coffeeville 8, Weir 7.

Private Schools

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Jackson Aca. (14)...(3-0) 167 1 2. Jackson Prep (3).....(3-0) 153 2 3. Brookhaven Aca......(3-0) 99 3 4. Pillow Aca................(3-0) 91 5. Simpson Aca...........(3-0) 64 5 Others receiving votes: Madison-Ridgeland Aca. 56, Trinity Episcopal 31, Adams Christian 7, Starkville Aca. 6, Leake Aca. 6. All Associated Press members in Mississippi are eligible to participate in the high school football poll. Those who voted for this week’s poll are: Daily Leader, Brookhaven; The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus; Bolivar Commercial, Cleveland; Hattiesburg American, Hattiesburg; The ClarionLedger, Jackson; The Meridian Star, Meridian; The Natchez Democrat, Natchez; The Oxford Eagle, Oxford; Picayune Item, Picayune; Starkville Daily News, Starkville; Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo; The Commercial Appeal, Desoto; WLIN-FM, Kosciusko; WOSM, Biloxi; WQYZ-FM, Biloxi; WTNI-AM, Gulfport.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-8-8 La. Pick 4: 2-3-8-0 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-9-7 La. Pick 4: 4-2-8-4 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-2-3 La. Pick 4: 9-8-8-4 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-4-1 La. Pick 4: 9-9-8-0 Easy 5: 5-17-21-24-26 La. Lotto: 6-18-20-26-31-40 Powerball: 17-20-21-40-51 Powerball: 19; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-7-8 La. Pick 4: 0-9-0-3 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-3-2 La. Pick 4: 9-0-5-8 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-3-6 La. Pick 4: 8-9-5-8 Easy 5: 2-10-13-17-33 La. Lotto: 6-8-11-29-34-39 Powerball: 11-14-22-33-42 Powerball: 38; Power play: 2

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Saints want to turn title into dynasty New Orleans hosts Minnesota in NFL season opener By Brett Martel AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS — When New England hosted the Saints for joint practices in mid-August, Patriots players referred to New Orleans as the new standard for NFL success. The idea would have raised eyebrows only a year ago, when the Patriots could boast of four Super Bowl appearances and three championships in an eight-year span, and the Saints had never even been to the title game. Then came New Orleans’ magical year. The Saints won 13 regular season games, then three more in the postseason en route to their first NFL championship. All those jokes about New Orleans not winning the Super Bowl until you-knowwhat freezes over are dated now. The Saints enter 2010 still among the league’s elite. They’re confident that they’ll be there for a while. New Orleans is “trying to be a dynasty, not just a onetime defender,” running back Reggie Bush said. “This is a special time for us right now,” Bush continued. “We feel like we have all the pieces to the puzzle right now to be a contender every year. It’s up to us to make that happen, to be able to make those playoff pushes every year.” The Saints haven’t lost many key players from a year ago. On offense, all starters are back. Some, most notably receiver Lance Moore, are healthier. In the four seasons since head coach Sean Payton began calling the plays and quarterback Drew Brees began executing them, the Saints have led the league in yardage three times. Their lone “off” year was 2007, when they were fourth. The Saints’ offensive line has been among the best at preventing sacks, and if Brees stays healthy for a fifthstraight year, New Orleans could very well rack up the most yards in the NFL again. On defense, the Saints lost two starters: linebacker Scott Fujita, who left in free agency, and defensive end Charles Grant, who was released. The Saints may be stronger at end this season after replacing Grant with longtime Chicago starter Alex Brown. New Orleans also brought back Bobby McCray, before releasing him in the final round of roster cuts, and added free agent Jimmy Wilkerson, a former Tampa Bay starter who can play both end and tackle. After Fujita’s departure, New Orleans signed free agent line-

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New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams yells to the defense during a practice session at the club’s training camp in Metairie, La.

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New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, right, and starting quarterback Drew Brees, left, watch from the sidelines during the first half against the Tennessee Titans.

Saints at a glance 2010 schedule 2009 record: 13-3 Key returnees: QB Drew Brees, RB Reggie Bush, FS Darren Sharper, CB Tracy Porter Key additions: DE Alex Brown, LB Clint Ingram Key losses: LB Scott Fujita, DE Charles Grant

•Sept. 9 Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. • Sept. 20 at San Francisco, 7:30 p.m. • Sept. 26 Atlanta, Noon • Oct. 3 Carolina, Noon • Oct. 10 at Arizona, 3:05 p.m. • Oct. 17 at Tampa Bay, Noon • Oct. 24 Cleveland, Noon • Oct. 31 Pittsburgh, 7:20 p.m.

backer Clint Ingram, but a lingering injury has left his prospects for this season unclear. Defensive coaches also are considering moving veteran weakside linebacker Scott Shanle to the strong side and using one of their younger linebackers, perhaps secondyear pro Jonathan Casillas, on the weak side. In the defensive backfield, the Saints have one of the NFL’s best cornerback tandems in Tracy Porter and Jabari Greer. Starting safeties Darren Sharper and Roman Harper also are back, although Sharper’s recovery from offseason knee surgery has lasted well into the preseason. Sharper, an All-Pro last season who had nine interceptions, will open the regular season on the sideline while second-year pro Malcolm Jenkins gets the nod at free safety.

Last season, the Saints’ opportunistic defense helped New Orleans came up with 39 turnovers, 17 more than the 22 they forced in 2008. The improvement was the key to their success, because the Saints ranked 25th in yards allowed per game at 357.8 in 2009. “One challenge is if we can take the ball away as effectively as we did a year ago, because we did it as well as anyone,” Payton said. On special teams, the Saints have a pair of young players with strong legs in third-year kicker Garrett Hartley and second-year punter Thomas Morstead. Bush has been an inconsistent but considerable threat in the return game. Porter, who returned punts in college, is preparing to do so with the Saints this season, along with Moore. With so many key players

• Nov. 7 at Carolina, Noon • Nov. 14 BYE • Nov. 21 Seattle, 3:05 p.m. • Nov. 25 at Dallas, 3:15 p.m. • Dec. 5 at Cincinnati, Noon • Dec. 12 St. Louis, 3:05 p.m. • Dec. 19 at Baltimore, Noon • Dec. 27 at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. • Jan. 2 Tampa Bay, Noon back, it’s no wonder the Saints see themselves as contenders again. They’ve already overcome their own losing history. Now there’s the matter of recent NFL history. No Super Bowl champion has repeated since the Patriots did it in the 2003 and ‘04 seasons. And the NFC South has never had a repeat winner since the division was formed in 2002. Meanwhile, players tend to agree that defending champs usually get the best efforts of their opponents, which only makes things harder. “You’d be naive to think that you could just show up and everyone would be intimidated because you’re the defending world champions,” Brees said. “It’s going to be very challenging, but we embrace that challenge. “There’s still a lot more to be done here.”

Clijsters, Venus Williams set to collide NEW YORK (AP) — Nobody can say Kim Clijsters took an easy path to her U.S. Open title last year. She played both Williams sisters. This year, she’ll only play one, though this could be an even more effective version of Venus Williams than came to Flushing Meadows in 2009. Clijsters and Williams each won their quarterfinal matches Tuesday to set up a marquee semifinal — the No. 2 seed, Clijsters, vs. the No. 3 seed, Williams, and a pair of women both seeking a third U.S. Open championship. “Just the ability to compete,” Williams said when asked to describe her opponent. “I think in coming back from her layoff, I think she never lost that. Obviously she’s a very good athlete. When you’re a really, really incredible athlete, it really takes your game to another level.” Last year, Clijsters returned from a 2 1/2-year layoff and was hoping to use the U.S. Open as a bit of a tune-up and a test — so she could see how big-time competition felt before she made the come-


By Brett Martel AP Sports Writer

Tennis back in earnest in 2010. In one of the best comeback stories of the year, she ended up winning the whole thing. It started looking like a real possibility when Clijsters beat Williams, who was visibly hobbling on an injured knee, 6-0, 0-6, 6-4 in the fourth round. In last year’s semifinals, a match remembered for a certain foot fault, Clijsters topped Serena Williams. Serena isn’t here this year because of an injury. Venus hurt her knee again, too, but recovered in time to play. “This is probably some of the best of Venus that I’ve seen for a while,” Clijsters said. Maybe not the cleanest tennis, but certainly good enough to win. Williams overcame nine double-faults and a total of 33 unforced errors — much of it caused by a wind that whipped around Arthur Ashe Stadium for yet another day — to beat reigning French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 7-6 (5), 6-4. “I feel like when the stakes were higher I was able to raise

my game,” Williams said. “She did, too. She played some great points. She’s just so feisty that you have to kind of keep her at bay.” Clijsters also got pushed — by No. 5 Sam Stosur. In a match that featured 15 breaks of serve, Clijsters finally held at the end of the third set for a 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 victory. It was one of the few times since the Belgian returned to Flushing Meadows — the 0-6 set last year against Venus was another — when she didn’t appear totally in control. “I still didn’t play a good match, but I was obviously able to win it,” Clijsters said. “That’s obviously, at the end of the day, what we try to do out here, is try to win the matches whether you play good or bad.” In men’s play Tuesday — “Spain Day” — No. 1 Rafael Nadal advanced with another three-set victory, this time over fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez. Nadal, who hasn’t lost a set or a service game yet in the tournament, advanced to play No. 8 Fernando Verdasco, who defeated No. 10

David Ferrer, also of Spain, in a classic match, 5-7, 6-7 (8), 6-3, 6-3, 7-6 (4). Nadal-Verdasco will be the first all-Spanish quarterfinal in U.S. Open history. It’s a rematch of their five-setter in the semifinals of the 2009 Australian Open. Nadal won that and is 10-0 lifetime against his Spanish rival. “He’s playing very good tennis, so it’s going to be a very interesting match,” Nadal said. “I have to play aggressive, to play well. It’s not going to be impossible, I think.” Another quarterfinal will pit No. 12 Mikhail Youzhny against No. 25 Stanislas Wawrinka. Wawrinka beat No. 20 Sam Querrey, which means no American man will be in the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for the second straight year. More bad news on the U.S. scene: This is the worst Grand Slam year ever for the men, with Andy Roddick making the lone quarterfinal appearance of any American man, at the Australian Open in January.

METAIRIE, La. — METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Gregg Williams exhibits a fanatical devotion to the concept of necessary roughness. The Saints’ defensive coordinator is quick to remind his players that defenses are “respected when they’re feared.” He also won’t punish players if they’re flagged for late hits or unnecessary roughness, as long as the penalty resulted from aggression, not “stupidity.” Defensive end Will Smith explains it this way: “The intimidation part is just the way we play, just playing hard and fast to the ball. ... It hurts a little more when you have multiple people hitting you at the same time instead of just one person.” Middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma said creating a fear factor is as fundamental to Williams’ approach as being in the right spot on the field. “You can only be feared if you’re hitting,” Vilma said. Still, some outside of New Orleans have wondered aloud whether Saints defenders have taken Williams’ philosophy a little too far — namely, Vikings coach Brad Childress, whose club opens its season in New Orleans on Thursday night. This week, Childress stood by an earlier assertion that the Saints appeared to be trying to use late hits to hurt quarterback Brett Favre in last season’s NFC championship game. Had he been making a presentation to a jury, Childress might have replayed video of three plays in particular. One was a hi-low hit by tackle Remi Ayodele and former Saints end Bobby McCray, which resulted in an interception by Vilma. No flag was thrown, but McCray was later fined for the low hit. On another play, McCray was flagged, and later fined, for hitting Favre after a handoff. Anthony Hargrove also was fined for a roughing-thepasser penalty that was called when the 272-pound lineman lifted Favre off his feet and

On TV Thursday, 6:30 p.m. NBC Minnesota at New Orleans slammed down on top of him. “I don’t think we were trying to hurt him at all,” Ayodele said. “It’s football. It’s a physical game. If you watch all of our games, we did that every game. I just think it was a bigger deal because it was Favre.” Childress and Williams have somewhat of a history. Williams was the Washington Redskins’ defensive coordinator when Childress was the offensive coordinator for NFC East division rival Philadelphia. “His defenses have always been aggressive,” Childress said. “It’s always been a stormthe-castle type of approach. (He’s) kind of known for that. ... What I hate to see are late hits or attempts to hurt anybody.” When pressed if he thought the Saints were guilty of that, Childress responded, “Yes, I would have to say that.” Minnesota defensive end Jared Allen said that while the Vikings also looked for opportunities to hit Saints quarterback Drew Brees, “we were doing it a little more on the legal side, so to speak.” The Saints, as one might expect, take issue with accusations that they’re dirty. “Everybody knows that’s nonsense,” Smith said, adding that Childress is “probably trying to lobby the refs to call a tight game. Favre, renowned for toughness throughout his career, said he didn’t see anything dirty about how the Saints played. “I’ve heard that from a lot of people and you know what my response is? It’s football,” Favre said. “In a roundabout sort of way, every defense wants to get the opposing quarterback out, you know? ... Say we played Drew (in Minnesota) and we were able to hit him like that. We would have been saying, ‘Hey, great.”’

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Loss knocks Braves out of first place


PITTSBURGH (AP) — After being in sole possession of the NL East lead every day for more than three months, they’re now the second-place Atlanta Braves. They don’t like the sound of it at all. James McDonald pitched seven innings, Ronny Cedeno’s triple keyed a five-run seventh and the last-place Pittsburgh Pirates knocked the Braves out of first place, winning 5-0 Tuesday night for their second victory over Atlanta in as many days. Philadelphia beat Florida 8-7 to take the lead that Atlanta had held every day since May 31. It’s easy to find a culprit — the Braves have scored only 12 runs while losing five of six, a slump that followed a five-game winning streak. The Pirates had lost seven of nine and were on pace to lose 109 games before winning the first two games of the three-game series. “Did we expect to be in first place until the end of the season? I mean, it would have been nice,” Braves starter Tim Hudson said. “But we understand that Philly is a pretty good team. There’s a lot of games left (six) with Philly.” Hudson (15-7), losing his second straight after winning six in a row, kept the Pirates hitless until the fifth and without a run through six. But the right-hander retired only one batter during the Pirates’ breakthrough seventh inning, giving up four runs after pitching 28 consecutive innings against Pittsburgh without allowing an earned run. “For a while, I didn’t know if we were going to get a hit,” Pirates manager John Russell said. “Hudson was really good, but we found a way.” Garrett Jones and Pedro Alvarez doubled in succession with one out for the game’s first run. After Ryan Doumit was intentionally walked, Cedeno tripled off the rightfield wall to make it 3-0. Hudson left one batter later, and reliever Eric O’Flaherty gave up Delwyn Young’s tworun homer into the left-field bleachers. Young’s seventh homer was the Pirates’ first by a pinch-hitter in 29 at-bats. “I wasn’t able to put up zeros when we needed it,” Hudson

them at this point.” Since the Ole Miss loss, Rebels coach Houston Nutt has been talking about the need for his team to prove it can react well to being “hit in the stomach” and rid itself of “that sick feeling.” “Bottom line is that we didn’t win Saturday, and this next game is the biggest game of the year,” Nutt said. So now Tulane finds itself bracing for a furious foe from the vaunted Southeastern Conference, even as the Green Wave seeks to iron out some concerns that arose from its own season opener last Thursday night. Like Ole Miss, Tulane hosted an FCS team. Unlike the Rebels, Green Wave won, 27-21 over Southeastern Louisiana, but had to survive a last-minute comeback attempt by the Lions. “Any time you play a first game, you really never know how your team is going to respond ... because you have so many new players,” Toledo said. Toledo was still annoyed about a pair of senseless, drive-extending offside penalties the Green Wave committed on Southeastern punts. Tulane was penalized nine times for 79 yards in all.

Other concerns included four sacks taken by quarterback Ryan Griffin, as well as a pair of turnovers on Griffin’s fumble and interception. Some mistakes were to be expected from a pretty young team. Tulane played nine true freshmen and four redshirt freshmen. And this is a program that hasn’t won a lot in recently, having gone 9-27 in Toledo’s first three years. In essence, Tulane is the type of team the Rebels might have been more apt to overlook if not for their stunning collapse last weekend. “They’re definitely going to be angry,” said Griffen, who recalled being “in shock” as he watched the end of Mississippi’s last game at home with several teammates. “We were sitting there just like, ‘There’s no way Ole Miss is losing right now.’ It was kind of like March Madness when you have one of those sleeper teams (in the NCAA basketball tournament) and they’re just knocking down 3s and you’re just sitting there like, ‘Wow. I can’t believe this is happening.”’ And yet, the fact that it did happen, while unsettling to Tulane in some respects, also gives the Green Wave hope.

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Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson, left, hands the ball to manager Bobby Cox after giving up a two-run triple to Pittsburgh’s Ronny Cedeno in the seventh inning Tuesday.

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Mlb said. “When it’s a 0-0 game late, you start realizing that one or two runs could be the difference in the game.” A day after outfielder Matt Diaz said the Braves remain very confident, manager Bobby Cox said he senses no panic. “No, they’re not,” Cox said when asked if his players are pressing. “You can say that all you want, but it’s not. It’s a case where we ran up against some pitchers we haven’t hardly seen, and that’s what happens sometimes. No, we’re not pressing.” McDonald, the former Dodgers prospect, made the most effective of his seven starts with Pittsburgh and his first against Atlanta, limiting the

Braves to five hits. “You know who you’re going against, and you know you’ve got to bring it when you’re going against a guy like that (Hudson),” McDonald said. “I showed them a mix of pitches. They’re a good-hitting team, (so) don’t let them get comfortable with one thing, don’t keep the pattern the same.” Joel Hanrahan closed it out in the ninth — following a 43-minute rain delay — for his second save in as many days, and his fifth in eight opportunities. Evan Meek pitched a scoreless eighth as the three pitchers combined for Pittsburgh’s sixth shutout. Atlanta has been shut out 10 times. “We’ve just got to get some runs,” Cox said. “He (Hudson) pitched plenty good. We’ve got to get some runs.”

The Braves twice looked like they might break through against McDonald, who gave up 14 earned runs in 16 1-3 innings while losing his last three starts. They put two on with two outs in the fifth, but McDonald got Hudson to pop up. An inning later, the Braves loaded the bases when Jason Heyward walked, Martin Prado doubled for only his second hit in 20 at-bats in PNC Park this season and Brian McCann was intentionally walked, but Derrek Lee grounded into a double play. Lee, acquired from the Cubs to give the Braves a muchneeded power bat down the stretch, has yet to homer and is batting .228 (13-for-57) in 17 games with Atlanta. Lee was hitless in four at-bats.

Porter said. “No doubt we had some self-inflicted wounds early but they made a lot of things happen.” Mullen was elated with the Bulldogs’ third-down defense. “To hold a team to 2-for15 on third down says a lot,” Mullen said. “We came from a lot of different angles and that makes it tough for an offense to function.” Diaz, however, said his defensive unit could have been better. “I really don’t think there were enough negative plays,” Diaz said. “We want to be able to punish offenses when they make a mistake. We want to become a big-play defense. We were very good in the middle of the field. We did real good at times upfront and as a whole, I was pleased

with the way we played.” Yet there is just one goal, Diaz has for his charges. “Ultimately our goal is simple — we want to prevent points,” he said. State defensive end Fletcher Cox said it was good to hit someone else for a change. “For eight months we had no one to hit but us. It was good to hit somebody else,” Cox said. Cox said he likes where Diaz is taking the defense. “We put pressure on the quarterback,” Cox said. “We can get pressure inside or bring it from the outside. It can come from different angles. All I can say, it’s been a long time coming because we have done a lot of work.”

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momentum into the Sept. 19 Chase opener at New Hampshire. It’s a far different situation than last season, when Stewart built a monstrous lead in the points standings but cooled off considerably around the start of the Chase. He had four-straight finishes outside the top-10 heading into the Chase, and opened the 10-race title deciding format with a disappointing 14th-place finish. “At this stage last year, we were pointing downhill,” Stewart said, “and now we’re pointing uphill.” That’s a good thing for NASCAR, which needs Stewart to be competitive to keep interest piqued. He’s no Dale Earnhardt Jr. in terms of fan popularity, and his star isn’t as bright as four-time champions Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon. But with his super-sized personality — and temper — he keeps things interesting and is one of the few drivers who can legitimately mix it up at every race track on the circuit. It was interesting earlier this season to watch individual drivers take their turn dominating the series. First it was Johnson, winner of three of the first five races and back-toback victories in June. Then Denny Hamlin reeled off five wins in 10 races, and Kevin Harvick put up a steady string of consistent finishes, along with three victories, to take command of the points standings. But it all lacked the oomph that Stewart packs. Win, lose

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or crash trying, with Stewart in the mix, everything is amped up another level. Of course, that slump he carried into the Chase last year followed him into this season and prevented Stewart from making much noise on or off the track. In fact, when he left Richmond three months ago, a lap down and with a noncompetitive 23rdplace finish, he fully admitted he and crew chief Darian Grubb were “in the Twilight Zone” when it came to their cars, their setups and their overall direction at StewartHaas Racing. “We’re confused,” Stewart said a few days after Richmond. “Darian and I are both confused with what’s going on and why it’s going on.” It was much of the same the next week at Darlington, another 23rd-place finish and a lap down from the winner, but it’s been gameon since late May as Stewart has steadily turned it around. Stewart has finished outside the top-10 only three times in the 14 races since Darlington, a span in which he criticized his fellow competitors for “idiotic” restarts after a third-place finish at Pocono and vowed to raise his game another level. “For anybody that’s looking for drama for the next couple races, start looking cause I can promise I’m going to start making the highlight reel the next couple weeks,” Stewart said in June. That’s the kind of chutzpah NASCAR needs, and Stew-

art is capable of delivering on a regular basis. He’s not nearly as polarizing as Kyle Busch, who brings a weekly diet of vim and vigor to each track. But it could be said that Busch learned much of his behaviors from Stewart, who was NASCAR’s resident Bad Boy when young Kyle was still in high school. And while Stewart can still be a cantankerous hothead, his delivery is far more refined than Busch, who makes more missteps than Stewart ever did in his early days of railing against the establishment. With two titles already under his belt, the 2002 championship under the old points system and the second, in 2005, under the Chase format, Stewart could be the one driver capable of dethroning Johnson’s run of four consecutive Cups. Although Harvick, Gordon, Busch, Hamlin and Carl Edwards are certainly capable contenders, all have question marks spanning anything from equipment reliability, maturity, performance capabilities and past experience — all of which will be needed to beat Johnson during a final 10-week run. If Grubb and Co. truly have Stewart back on the right track — and it sure looked that way after Stewart lead a race-high 176 laps and overcoming a series of poor restarts to hold off Edwards and Johnson at Atlanta — he just might be the guy who turns the heat up.

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Breast cancer benefit walk/run The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk and run will be held Oct. 16 in Jackson. The walk, which is to raise awareness about breast cancer, begins at the Old Capitol steps at 9 a.m. Registration starts at 8. There is no registration fee or donation required to participate. Vicksburg Military Park museum curator Elizabeth Joiner is putting together a group of walkers from Vicksburg and wel-

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Cannon Soccer Academy registration Registration for the September Cannon Soccer Academy is under way. The Academy is designed to be a supplement to weekly practices with a player’s current team. The Academy offers training sessions for adults as well as boys and girls ages 3 and up. The September schedule is Monday nights at 5:30 and 6:30 at the Bovina Complex on Sept. 13, 20, and 27. The cost is $30 for the entire month of September. For information, call Jay Madison at 318-557-5311 or Jason

Hopkins at 601-218-1425.

Bresnahan Benefit golf scramble Clear Creek Golf Course will host a four-man golf scramble on Sept. 17 to benefit Sunni Bresnahan, who is the wife of Vicksburg firefighter Brian Bresnahan and battling breast cancer. The $60 entry fee includes greens fee, cart, beverages, lunch and dinner. There will also be prizes on individual holes and door prize drawings. For information, call Tommy Stewart at 601-2184629, Tammy Stewart at 601218-0911, or e-mail

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