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• Opened July 1985 • Operated by Entergy Nuclear, owned by System Energy Resources Inc.(90 percent) and South Mississippi Electric Power Association (10 percent) • Boiling water reactor • Capacity now: 1,265 • Capacity planned by 2012: 1,443

Entergy’s gear switch leaves two states on go By Danny Barrett Jr. All 3,000 pages of Entergy’s plan to make Grand Gulf Nuclear Station the nation’s single most powerful reactor have been submitted to federal regulators for approval, moving a step ahead in one process and further slamming the hammer on another. The reactor boost, approved by the Mississippi Public Service Commission in November, is a cap on plans to build additional reactors at Grand Gulf in Claiborne County and at River Bend Station in St. Francisville, La., about 30 miles north of Baton Rouge. The detailed plan for the reac-

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tor boost was submitted on Sept. 10, Entergy officials said. A decision on whether the utility will be allowed to increase its output by 13 percent is expected in late 2011, though the company might learn within 60 days whether the agency has accepted the plans for a full study, Entergy Mississippi spokesman Mara Hartmann said. In 2007, when a new nuclear reactor at one of Entergy’s 10 plants nationwide looked certain, the company pushed Mississippi and Louisiana legislators successfully to “front load” future construction costs and pass it on to customers. Sites at each facility had been studied for each to have new reactors built, though building a pair of 1,500-megawatt reactors would have taken nearly a decade and cost Entergy about $10

billion. Both projects, however, were put on the back burner in January 2009 as design costs on the new reactor’s core reportedly tripled. Details on the $510 million “uprate” at Grand Gulf were sent to the Mississippi Public Service Commission four months later. If approved by NRC, Grand Gulf probably will be “powered up” during a spring 2012 refueling outage. It will result in capacity rising to 1,443 megawatts from 1,265 — enough to keep electricity flowing for an extra 200,000 homes and more productive than any of Arizona’s See Entergy, Page A9.

A woman whose body was found Friday night near an Edwards farm died from blows to her head and neck, autopsy results showed. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said the autopsy revealed blunt-force trauma. While the body is believed to be that of 81-year old Ethel Winstead Simpson, the Clinton woman who has not been seen since leaving a Vicksburg casino Monday night with Ethel Winstead a convicted sex Simpson offender, GrishamStewart said dental records or DNA comparisons would be required for positive identification. “The most important thing at this point is to identify the deceased,” James Cobb Lt. Jeffery Scott, Hutto III spokesman for the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department, said Saturday. Hinds County deputies oversaw the investigation and removal of the remains Friday night. The body was discovered when Edwards hog farmer Charlie Lloyd Richardson, who owns land on Mississippi 22, called Edwards police to report an unusual odor. Edwards police discovered the body, partially covered by a large plastic container, and alerted deputies. Grisham-Stewart conducted an initial examination at the scene and oversaw the removal of the remains to the Mississippi Crime Lab. Clinton Police Chief Don Byington said Friday that the description of the dead woman’s clothing — a red shirt and brown or khaki pants — was an exact match with what Simpson had been seen wearing. “We have a strong belief that it could be her,” Byington said. James Cobb Hutto III, 39, of See Autopsy, Page A9.

Tea Party rally draws hundreds By Danny Barrett Jr. Tea Party members gathered Saturday at City Park in Vicksburg carrying a message of cultural conservatism and hopes of big wins for conservative candidates in this fall’s congressional midterm elections nationwide.

Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and Republican congressional candidate Bill Marcy, their speeches interspersed with musical acts, sounded themes geared toward a GOP takeover of Congress when voters head to the polls Nov. 2. Marcy, a crowd favorite among tea party orga-

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nizations in Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District, defended his candidacy in the Delta-based district held by 17-year incumbent U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson against perceptions of being an outsider to the area. The 64-year-old former Chicago See Tea Party, Page A9.

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‘May the Lord be with you’ Louisiana man’s pocket Bible has made it through 3 wars By The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — This pocket New Testament, its metal cover inscribed “May the Lord be with you,” has been through three wars. “It got my dad through World War II, got me through Vietnam and got my son through the Persian Gulf,” said Lane Carson, now secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs. “It brought a lot of comfort to me and my dad and my son over the years.” His father, Virgil Carson, received the Bible when he joined the Navy in 1943. He returned safely. Lane Carson, an infantry lieutenant in 1971, lost it in a medical tent where shrapnel was removed from his body, but eventually got it back. His son, Chris, took it to the Middle East aboard a Navy patrol ship. The cover is now tarnished, but the New Testament may return to military action. Virgil Carson carried it on board the USS Willoughby, a PT boat tender that saw action in the Pacific, most notably at the Battle of Leyte Gulf, history’s largest naval battle, Oct. 23-26, 1944. The Willoughby had close calls from Japanese kamikaze attacks but was not struck. After the war, Carson settled in New Orleans. Lane Carson enrolled at LSU, where ROTC training was mandatory for able-bodied male freshmen and sophomores at the time. He was commissioned as an Army lieutenant after graduating. When Virgil Carson drove Lane to the airport for him to leave home for the Army, he had something for him. “He gave me the Bible at that time,” Lane Carson said. “I knew of it, but he sort of formally gave it to me and said, ‘Take this with you and keep it proudly and let it be part of you and protect you as it did me.’” Lane Carson kept the book in his breast pocket. It was with him on March 22, 1971, in Quang Tri Province when North Vietnamese artillery began firing on their position. A shell exploded near Carson, Classified ads or to report classified billing problems: Post photographers: Church news and church briefs: Sports news: News about youth and releases from colleges and schools:

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A bible belonging to Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Lane Carson is arranged on top of photos of the family members who carried it during their respective military service. The Bible was issued to his father Virgil, left,

during World War II, was taken by Lane, right, when he was sent to Vietnam, and taken by Lane’s son Chris, top, took it with him in his service in the Middle East.

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Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Lane Carson holds up the family Bible.

“He gave me the Bible at that time. I knew of it, but he sort of formally gave it to me and said, ‘Take this with you and keep it proudly and let it be part of you and protect you as it did me.’” LAnE CARsOn

Vietnam War Veteran filling the left side of his body with shrapnel. The Bible was still in Carson’s pocket when medics removed his clothes to treat his wounds. He was evacuated to a hospital, then to Okinawa, then stateside. “That was it. I figured I would never see that (Bible) again,” he said. But a medic found the Bible when New York Times reporter Gloria Emerson was

there, and asked if she could take it to the hospital in Quang Tri to see if its owner was there. Virgil Carson’s name, hometown — Iuka, Miss. — and 1943 were written in the front cover. There was also a written reference to Lt. Carson. But the lieutenant wasn’t in the hospital. In her book about the Vietnam War, “Winners & Losers,” Emerson said that she wrote

the Iuka postmaster after returning to New York, to ask if the Carsons still lived there. She learned they were in New Orleans, and returned the Bible to them. Lane Carson framed the Bible and displayed it in a study in his house. Chris graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2004. When he was assigned to sea duty the following year, the tradition continued. “My dad just approached me ... a couple days before I was leaving to go back overseas,” Chris Carson said. “He said, ‘You take the Bible with you, Chris. It’s important to have it with you to keep in mind the good Lord.’ I brought it with me.”

He carried the Bible aboard the USS Sirocco, which patrolled the northern Persian Gulf. Like his father and grandfather before him, Chris Carson doesn’t consider the pocket New Testament to be a good luck charm, but something that connects him with higher things. “It’s a symbol of multiple things — families, generations, times changing, different kinds of wars,” he said. “When you’re away from your family, you’re all alone, what do you have? You don’t have a satellite cell phone to call. You just have a simple Bible that reminds you in the back of your mind what it’s all about.”

Port of Lake Charles wants state’s 15th, and last, casino LAKE CHARLES, La. — The Port of Lake Charles wants Louisiana’s 15th and final riverboat casino allowed by law to locate on its property. The American Press reported that the port wants the casino to have a minimum $350 million investment and include a hotel, meeting rooms, entertainment facil- Home delivery complaints or inquiries about circulation billing:

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Control Board says three groups have expressed interest in the license. Formal applications are due Sept. Wednesday.

Charge reduced in off-duty officer’s death GRETNA, La. — A judge has reduced a charge against a man accused of killing an

off-duty Gretna police officer during a New Orleans Bourbon Street fight to manslaughter. Authorities say detective Brett Thomas died after being hit in the head during a brawl June 27 after an argument. A judge reduced the charge against 20-year-old Joshua Miner from seconddegree murder to man-

slaughter after hearing arguments Thursday. Miner turned himself in Sept. 1 after police searched for him months in Texas and Louisiana. The Times-Picayune reported that Miner’s bond was reduced from $1 million to $350,000. A probable cause hearing has been set for Oct. 31.

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CLuBs Letitia Street Reunion — 3 today; planning meeting; home of Lorretta Lyles, 400 Mission 66, Apt. B-3. Exchange Club — 12:30 p.m. Monday; Hibachi Grill on Pemberton Square Boulevard. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Silent auction, 6 p.m. Tuesday at Toney’s; officer installation banquet, 7; no noon meeting. Openwood Garden — 7 p.m. Tuesday; 109 Windy Lake Circle. Lions— Noon Wednesday; Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swin-

ford, VWSD superintendent; Jacques’. TRIAD — 2 p.m. Wednesday; Bubba Rainer, city public works director, speaker; City Hall Annex. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; John Weaver, head coach Porters Chapel Academy, speaker; Shoney’s. Vicksburg Toastmasters 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601-634-4596. Vicksburg Family Development — 5:30 p.m. Thursday; board meeting; 1205 Monroe St. City Wide Usher Ministry — 9 a.m. Saturday; Pat Kinnard 601-415-0151 or 601-638-

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BeNeFITs Team Joshua Berney Stop Cancer Pancake Supper — 5-7 p.m. Wednesday; Bowmar Baptist Church; benefits Leakemia Lymphoma Society and Blair E. Batson Children’s Cancer Clinic; donations will be accepted.

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629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-4151742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345. Senior Center — Monday: 9 a.m., bridge; 10, chair exercises; 1 p.m., card games; 5, line dance. Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers Cultural Arts and Exhibit Day — 8-10 a.m. Monday; register at 8; list forms and tags available at the Extension office; open to the public. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Vicksburg Al-anon — 8:00 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Avenue; 601-636-1134.

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Obama: Black lawmakers must rally voters back home WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama came out swinging against Republicans in a fiery campaign-season speech to black lawmakers Saturday night, making an urgent appeal for the kind of grassroots organizing that propelled the civil rights movement. With the GOP hoping to regain power on Capitol Hill in the November election, Obama described his adversaries as “a crowd ... that wants to do what’s right politically, instead of what’s right — period.” He never named the opposing party, referring to it as “the other side.” “I need everybody here to go back to your neighborhoods, and your workplaces, to your

churches, and barbershops, and beauty shops. Tell them we have more work to do. Tell them we can’t wait to organize. Tell them that the time for action is now,” Obama said in his remarks. The first black president also said the recession had struck “with a particular vengeance on African-American communities” and he defended his approach to reviving the sour economy. Members of “the other side,” Obama said, “want to take us backward. We want to move America forward. In fact, they’re betting that you’ll come down with a case of amnesia. That you’ll forget about what their agenda did to this country when they were

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President Barack Obama urges black lawmakers to rally the voters in their home districts during a speech Saturday. in charge. Remember, these are the folks who spent almost a decade driving the economy into a ditch. And now they’re asking for the keys back.”

With polls showing his party facing a wide “enthusiasm gap” with the GOP, Obama sought to rally an important constituency in his speech.

Americans struggle to regain wealth WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ long journey to regain the wealth they lost in the recession is stalled. Households failed even to run in place during the AprilJune quarter as sinking stock prices eroded wealth. Stocks have since recovered about two-thirds of those losses. But based on last quarter’s data, household net worth would have to surge 23 percent to reach its pre-recession peak. Net worth — the value of assets like homes and investments, minus debts like mortgages and credit cards — fell 2.7 percent last quarter, or $1.5 trillion, the Federal Reserve said Friday. It now stands at $53.5 trillion. That’s above the bottom hit during the recession, $48.8 trillion in the first quarter of 2009. But it’s far below the pre-recession peak of $65.8 trillion. The drop from April to June was the first quarterly decline in Americans’ wealth since early 2009. Before then, net worth had risen slowly for four straight quarters. Economists generally think household wealth has ticked up in the July-to-September quarter so far, because of higher stock prices. Yet given last quarter’s setback and expectations of scant gains ahead, some economists have pushed back their forecast for when Americans will regain all their lost wealth: Not until the middle of this decade. Their stagnant wealth will likely keep Americans from spending freely — and the struggling economy from picking up strength. Consumers tend to spend according to how wealthy they feel. And their spending accounts for about 70 percent of the economy. In the meantime, people are saving more and paring debt, Friday’s data showed. The decline in net worth from April to June amounted to an average drop of $12,941 per household. Average household wealth now amounts

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A home with a sold sign is shown in Palo Alto, Calif. Americans’ wealth shrank in the spring for the first time since early 2009 as financial turmoil eroded stock portfolios. to $455,173. That’s up from $415,185 during the recession. But it’s down from a peak of $563,438 in 2007. One reason why economists foresee only slight gains in wealth is they expect realestate values to stay weak. Residential real-estate accounts for 32 percent of net worth; individual stocks make up 13 percent. The balance includes retirement accounts, taxable mutual funds, bank accounts, bonds and possessions such as cars and jewelry. During the recession, sinking home equity and stock prices made shoppers skittish. More than a year after the recession is thought to have ended, the housing and stock markets remain fragile. That’s why most Americans aren’t spending as much as they typically do after recessions. Consumer spending grew at an annual rate of just 2 percent last quarter, about the same pace as in the first three months of this year. Most economists think Americans will spend at about the same pace, or only slightly better, in the current quarter.

“What made the civil rights movement possible were foot soldiers like so many of you, sitting down at lunch counters and standing up for freedom. What made it possible for me to be here today are Americans throughout our history making our union more equal, making our union more just, making our union more perfect,” Obama said. “That’s what we need again.” The caucus is a group reeling from ethics charges against two leading members, Democratic Reps. Charles Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of California. Republicans are preparing TV ads spotlighting the cases, even though House trials are now not expected until after the November

Obama lectures GOP on stalling campaign bill WASHINGTON — Stop blocking legislation to limit the amount of money corporations and unions can spend on campaign advertising, President Barack Obama is telling Republicans. “This is common sense,” Obama said in his weekly radio address Saturday. “In fact, this is the kind of proposal that Democrats and Republicans have agreed on for decades. Yet, the Republican leaders in Congress have so far said ‘no.”’ At issue is a Supreme Court ruling that reversed a century-long trend of limiting the power of big money in politics by saying corporations and unions may spend heavily to influence national elections. Republicans, seen as mostly benefiting from the ruling, argue that Democrats are only trying to protect themselves with the bill.

By contrast, after the 1981-82 recession, consumer spending U.S. household wealth U.S. household wealth shrank averaged a robust 6.5shrank percent for the first time since early for the first time since early pace during 1983. 2009 dropping the net worth 2009 dropping the net worth “Consumer by 2.7 percent. spending is by 2.7 percent. U.S. households’ and nonprofit U.S. households’ and nonprofit going to show only stunted organizations’ net because worth organizations’ net worth growth this year the End of quarter, not seasonally adjusted End of quarter, not seasonally adjusted wherewithal to spend —$53.5 jobs, $60 trillion $60 trillion $53.5 income, wealth — are only WASHINGTON — Druginching higher,” said Ken Maymaker Roche said U.S. health 40 40 land, president of ClearView regulators will take more Economics. 20 20 time to review its drug AvasInstead of spending, many tin for breast cancer, a use people are slowly trimming 0 0 that has generated vigorous Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 their debt. debate among cancer special2009 2010 2009 2010 Overall household debt ists and patients. SOURCE: Federal Reserve AP SOURCE: Federal Reserve AP dipped to $13.45 trillion from The company said the Food April to June. That’s a 3.2 perand Drug Administration cent decline from a peak in values. About a fifth of house- extended its review of the early 2008. People, on average, hold financial assets are in drug until Dec. 17. <AP> NET WORTH 091710: Chart shows stock-market holdings. And are carrying around $43,000 inquarterly statistics on household net worth; The FDA granted Avasvalue46.5 of those fell tin accelerated approval debt — from mortgages and1c x the 3 inches; mm x holdings 76 mm; with 12 percent in the April-June credit cards to auto loans andBC-US--Net Worth; WJC; ETA 5 p.m. <AP>for breast cancer in 2008 period compared with the first based on a study suggesthome equity lines. People who defaulted on three months of the year. ing it halted the progression Last quarter, U.S. real estate of breast cancer for more mortgages and other loans accounted for some of the values ticked up a scant 0.3 than five months. That study decline in debt. But many percent compared with the paired Avastin with the cheother households have been January-March period. motherapy drug paclitaxel. And many economists expect paying down debts and are reluctant to take on new loans, the home market to weaken further, especially since a fedanalysts said. The decline in net worth eral home buyer tax credit has underscores how much house- expired. WASHINGTON — A straw hold wealth depends on stock vote suggests that social con-

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election. The cases complicate an already difficulty electoral landscape for Obama’s party, with polls showing Republicans energized and Democrats unenthusiastic about the vote. A recent AP-GfK poll found that 84 percent of Republicans believe their party will seize control of Congress in November. Just 51 percent of Democrats thought their party would keep it. While neither party’s rank and file thinks much of politics these days, Democrats’ feelings have slumped badly. Just 26 percent said they’re “excited,” compared with 80 percent when Obama was elected.

FDA delays decision on breast cancer drug

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS servatives favor Indiana Rep. Mike Pence to head a Republican presidential ticket with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in 2012. About 723 out of more than 2,000 attendees cast ballots Saturday at the annual Values Voter Summit. Pence was the top presidential choice with 24 percent of the vote. Ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, received 22 percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Palin. Palin was given the honors for vice president. She came in second behind Pence, who also topped that category. Those casting ballots also listed their top issues: abortion, government spending, repeal of Obama’s health overhaul, protection of religious liberty and national security.

Colbert to rally against faux nemesis Stewart WASHINGTON — “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart is hosting a “million moderate march” in Washington — for people who think shouting is annoying — but faux nemesis Stephen Colbert will be nearby to keep fear alive against those “dark, optimistic forces.” Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” and his arch enemy on the network plan to hold opposing political rallies on the National Mall just before the November elections. Stewart interrupted his regularly scheduled fake newscast Thursday night to announce a “Rally to Restore Sanity” on Oct. 30. He said it’s for people too busy with their normal lives to go to other political rallies.

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Thank-you City, county held the line Thank-you, Vicksburg. Thank-you, Warren County. This time, the graciousness is not tongue-in-cheek. This past week, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and the Board of Supervisors made good on that oft-repeated commercial tag line and “held the line” on taxes and, though pay raises for city and county employees didn’t fly, avoided job cuts and furloughs common across the United States as local governments deal with the sour economy. In the process, taxpayers here won’t have a higher property tax rate factored into tax bills that arrive with the holiday cheer of December like those in Claiborne, Sharkey and Issaquena counties and their respective major cities. In those counties, millage rates will be between 2 and 4 mills higher, with the addi-

tional tax revenue headed to school districts for more money to pay down debts linked to school improvements. Sharkey and Issaquena counties are at odds with the South Delta School District over its funding request, which in each of the state’s 82 counties amounts to a mandate on supervisors as long as districts don’t ask for 4 percent more than the previous year. Tax rates have gone up in either county each of the past three years. Claiborne has raised its millage three consecutive times at the request of Claiborne school officials, adding onto Port Gibson’s second hike in as many years on properties inside its corporate limits. Combined millage rates now exceed 100 mills in those counties, much to the consternation of taxpayers. Granted, there is more to cushion Warren

County residents from paying a higher rate of taxation on homes, businesses and farms than the 122.61 mills currently on the books. Though the recession has reduced the foot traffic local casinos like to see, the approximately $8 million that Vicksburg’s gaming halls will pay the city, county and schools is crucial. Warren County is larger than its neighbors to the north and south, meaning more land to tax — though higher values on that land is sometimes a prelude to higher bills due to assessments even when rates are kept steady. Still, a mill generates more money here than, say, Claiborne ($537,424 versus $50,693). The net effect means local law enforcement officers, firefighters and road workers should keep their jobs and be paid for all the days they work. For that, thanks is in order.

NRoute wheels turning By asking the NRoute Transportation Commission to provide an independent audit of its finances before any more city funds are released to the public transit system, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen is doing what needs to be done. The mayor and aldermen said they don’t suspect any misuse of funds — of which they’ve allocated about $600,000 over the past three years — and simply want to help NRoute find ways to tighten up its operations. Whatever the motive, it’s clear NRoute operations are in need of a tune-up. At the end of August, with just one month left in the fiscal year, NRoute was $96,000 over its budget and was withholding checks to vendors because it didn’t have the money to cover them. NRoute Executive Director Evelyn Bumpers has had to visit City Hall on NRoute’s payday on several occasions this year to ask for city funds to cover payroll, the mayor and aldermen have

said. In any business, public or private, that doesn’t pass the smell test. This isn’t about the need to subsidize public transportation with public funds. The mayor and aldermen in this administration or the one preceding who helped establish NRoute have never expected the mini-bus operation to generate a profit — nor should they. Everyone agrees public subsidies and private donations — which NRoute has failed to secure in recent years — are necessary for the system to operate successfully. This is about making sure the city’s taxpayers are getting the services they purchase. NRoute has been a costly venture since its inception four years ago. When you break down the ridership numbers from this past year, there’s only an average of five riders each hour — and that’s across nine routes. Affordable public transportation is a wonderful service to offer the community, but in tight economic times

the question of what is affordable is unavoidable. Cutting services the public has come to rely upon is never easy, but when there are not funds to cover the cost of those services then tough decisions need to be made. The transportation commission has been forced to strip Saturday runs and two of its nine permanent routes, effective Oct. 1. Both those services were added after NRoute’s original services were outlined and were not garnering the use the commission had hoped. The cuts were an appropriate start to making the system more cost-effective. Our hope is NRoute will furnish the independent audit the city is requesting so it can collect the $135,000 it has been allocated in the new budget. More service cuts might be necessary even if the city clears its funding, but there’s an even better chance NRoute’s wheels could fall off entirely without any city support.

Absence of hurricanes here welcome Weather disturbances off the western coast of Africa are forming at a fast and furious pace. Igor is already in the midAtlantic with Julia on its tail. Around here, this time of year is full of hoping and a bit of finger-crossing. Karl took aim at the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, but did not threaten the Mississippi Coast. With less than three months remaining in the annual tango we know as hurricane season — June 1 to Nov. 30 — we have been so fortunate to see most of the storms reach the mid-Atlantic and take a sharp turn to the north. Even the few that have entered the Gulf Region stayed far enough South to not have an impact on us. Although we certainly do not want

the East Coast to have to face the brunt of hurricanes, each one that sweeps north is one fewer we have to worry about in the Gulf Coast region. Five years have passed since another “K” storm ripped apart the Mississippi Gulf Coast like a falling house of cards. While most center on the flooding in New Orleans — remember the storm hit Mississippi, but New Orleans was leveled by failing levees — Mississippi was hit hardest. Each year when June rolls around, weather-guessers far and near predict an active season. News outlets wait breathlessly for a storm to enter the Gulf. We were told Katrina was just the beginning of the end. Storms were predicted to be more powerful and more

frequent. It has not happened ... yet. The Gulf region is still limping in its attempts to recover from five years ago. Katrina will be a part of our daily lives for years to come, much the same way Hurricane Camille became part of the Gulf lore more than 40 years ago. The time will come when a disturbance will form off the African coast and not take the sweeping right turn we have seen most of this year’s storms take. It’s a price we pay for living in a region so prone to these massive storms. Until then, we pray that each storm follows the path of Igor and Julia.

Perhaps the best way to begin a discussion of the Fiscal Year 2012 state budget is to put it this way — look at everything problematic with the current FY 2011 budget and then make it $500 million worse. But that’s still missing the point to a degree. Let’s try this explanation — even with federal stimulus funds, Mississippi’s FY 2010 budget was cut an average of 9.5 percent. The FY 2011 budget was crafted to be at a level that averages 13.5 percent below 2010 appropriations. As the 2009 federal stimulus funds expire, the FY 2012 budget that lawmakers are now contemplating is projected to be from 20 percent to 23 percent below the 2010 appropriations. Mississippi is firing or furloughing state employees under the FY 2010 and FY 2011 budgets. Imagine the impact of FY 2012 state budget with an additional 10 percent taken off the top essentially across the board. In other words, Mississippi is contemplating budget cuts the depths of which have not been seen in modern times. Without the federal stimulus funds, the FY 2012 budget gap would be far deeper after even more disastrous budget cuts for the two prior fiscal years. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee is scheduled to begin an abbreviated schedule of budget hearings on Monday and conclude them on Thursday. That schedule reflects the fact that lawmakers are in no mood to repeat last year’s rather ridiculous hearings in which state agency heads asked for more than $1 billion in increased funding over the previous fiscal year’s budget. Gov. Haley Barbour cut spending five times in 2010 in order to comply with the state’s constitutional mandate to balance the budget. Mississippi endured a $363 million budget deficit for FY 2009, $480 million budget deficit for FY 2010, with an estimated revenue shortfall of $544 SID million for FY 2011. That pattern could be changed by State Tax Commission reports that overall tax collections in August were more than $12.4 million, or 3.9 percent, ahead of projections. For the first two months of the FY 2011 — July and August — collections were $19.1 million ahead, or 3.6 percent. Congress adopted an additional federal stimulus package that will inject new federal dollars into Medicaid and public education as part of the recent $26.1 billion bill passed by Congress. That funding will allow lawmakers to “push forward” a portion of the $98 million in education funding and will shore up Medicaid in the short term. But Barbour and key state legislative leaders agree on one thing — Mississippi has not faced a budget crisis like that which looms since the Great Depression. That challenge comes at a time when the Legislature is gearing up for both legislative redistricting and the 2011 general election. No matter how bad the state’s fiscal crisis becomes or the extent to which essential services are cut, the political reality is that new tax proposals will be dead-on-arrival. The kicker is that if legislative redistricting breaks down and becomes mired in federal litigation — which in Mississippi is predictable if not a political certainty — then lawmakers face the prospects of back-to-back elections in 2011 and 2012. The state’s rainy day fund is being spent down at an alarming rate. The state’s “inviolate” tobacco trust fund has been violated to the point of near extinction and there are really no other pots of cash left to raid beyond those sources. The result? State services will be reduced significantly. Those seeking less government will get it in spades. Be careful, as they say, what you wish for — you just might get it.


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

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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WEEK IN VIcKsburg Summertime remained as high temps in Vicksburg hovered in the mid 90s. Overnight lows varied, ranging from the upper 50s to the mid 70s. Just a 10th of an inch of rain fell during the week. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg climbed to 17.7 feet at midweek before dipping back to 15.3 feet by week’s end. Forecasters were predicting a continued drop and expected a reading of 13.8 feet for today. The City of Vicksburg’s $31.3 million budget for the new fiscal year was approved. A $135,000 allocation to NRoute public transit is in the budget, provided an independent NRoute audit is presented to the mayor and aldermen. A public hearing has been scheduled for questions and concerns over the future of NRoute operations, which has seen a cut in drivers, Saturday service and two regular routes. Representatives from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans spoke to about 70 people at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. Images and artifacts were part of the presentation, along with stories of “The Greatest Generation.” The presentation is administered by the museum’s Speakers Bureau, a group of veterans who deliver a piece of the museum experience to cities and towns across the Mid-South. Private donations will be sought by the county to help secure grant money aimed at improving Warren County’s preparedness and response for hazardous-materials emergencies. The money would pay for completing the county’s Local Emergency Planning Committee website and technical staff to analyze the county’s vulnerabilities in its stock of industrial facilities. Vicksburg is a step closer to taxi cab service as two potential companies are just one hurdle away from being in operation. Rocket Cab needs liability insurance, and Eagle Eye Transportation needs to pay its registration fee. During speeches at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon and to Port City Kiwanis, Vicksburg Warren School District Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford said the district is a “lot better” than what she thought. She said that, with board members, initiatives have been devised to improve schools — creating a strategic plan, launching a communitywide reading and literacy program and addressing needs of overage students. As a result of the 17-day Over the Limit Under Arrest campaign, Vicksburg police issued 278 citations, mostly for misdemeanor traffic and non-moving violations. Police used roadblocks and overtime to put more officers on the streets as part of the campaign, which is required for the department to receive certain federal funds. Three Alabama residents arrested for digging up artifacts in the Vicksburg National Military Park will likely face federal charges, according to park officials. The offenders were caught by a ranger in the park with relics, a metal detector and digging tools. Joseph M. Baggett, Grady Bishop and Brittany Hunt have been arrested in car and home burglaries in north Warren County. The burglaries had been reported over the summer and had led to the organization of a Neighborhood Watch program in the Redwood community. Local deaths during the week were Essie R. Durman, Darreyel Kimshay Franklin, Clinton W. “Clint” Murdock, Alvin Dale Richardson Jr., Jo Ann Welch, Curtis Jones, Daisy E. Sterling, Chuty Diane Erves, Luminda Hamberlin, Ellouise Wilkerson, Albert Buchanan, Thomas F. Chady, George “Timber Cutting” Williams, Shelby Jefferies Mann III and Lt. Col. Michael Shane Wallace.


Wheel goes around on ‘job creation’ front OXFORD — NRoute is the name of the fledgling public bus system in Vicksburg. There are several other municipal systems in the state. Those in university communities are, for obvious reasons, more successful than those in other towns and cities. Most of them grew out of federal legislation that started throwing buckets of money into transportation projects starting about 12 years ago. What many systems, including NRoute, are facing today is a decision on whether they are “viable.” Watching this process play out offers a lesson in how government leaders, who have the luxury of using other people’s money, approach a challenge. • A public bus system in Vicksburg was talked about for 35 years after the last system shut down due to a lack of riders. • In 2005, then Mayor Laurence Leyens, confronted with the perception that he was a “rich man’s mayor” and was not interested in poor people or minorities, latched onto a Chamber of Commerce study showing that public transit was an important asset for “job creation” and would be used. “Job creation” was also the foundation for the federal legislation providing billions nationwide. This came long before the more recent stimulus package. • In summer 2006, seven NRoute minibuses began rolling up and down Vicksburg’s hills. The $1 million startup costs and initial

To date, it has cost taxpayers right at $15 every time a passenger has boarded an NRoute bus.



operating supplements were paid with a federal allocation administered through the Mississippi Department of Transportation and by private sponsorships. It was “free money” so far as City Hall was concerned. (Local officials rarely, if ever, think of state and federal grant money as having come from the pockets of local taxpayers.) • Ridership started off very slow, in part due to the less-thanclearly marked routes and to the fact that the bus schedules were not tailored to commuters’ needs. For example, hospital and many factory shifts started each day at 7. Buses didn’t fire up until 8 and didn’t run at all on nights or weekends. • By earlier this year, two more routes and Saturday service had been added and ridership had risen. Many gimmicks had been tried. But with rising unemployment, ridership, which was never much, started falling. Two routes were eliminated and current Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield, seen as a champion of the disenfran-

chised, says he must take a harder look at the numbers. If he’s honest about it, the numbers are grim. Private funding has dried up, grants are still coming but local costs are going. Let’s not get bogged down in numbers. Let’s keep it simple. To date, it has cost taxpayers right at $15 every time a passenger has boarded an NRoute bus. That’s more than twice the average cab fare when there were private cabs in the city. The last operator said the existence of NRoute shut her down. The people of Vicksburg have been aware of these numbers and have voiced no objection. But their taxes haven’t been raised in recent years either, so a question is how generous the citizens collectively wish to be. It has been a long time since any public transit system of any type anywhere in America (other than airlines) has been worthwhile as a commercial enterprise. Like civic centers, parks and other amenities, a principle behind municipal transit systems in Mississippi and elsewhere is that they are a

public service. The NRoute subsidy is more than 90 percent, but the few customers the system has get a bargain for basic life activities such as medical appointments, buying groceries and such. That’s what makes it hard for leaders, including Winfield, even to think about pulling the plug when times change and costs shift. Vicksburg officials have given no indication they intend to end NRoute services, but it will grow harder and harder to explain to people why they’re paying to have empty buses ride around town. It’s wasteful. It damages the environment. Yet consider how the story ends, or at least where it is today: While no entrepreneur seeking to make money would have started a bus business in Vicksburg, now that NRoute is on the proverbial ropes, several individuals are reported to be on the cusp of reopening cab companies or starting new ones. That means (1) the city got into transportation in the name of job creation. (2) Millions of tax dollars were spent with no jobs created, other than those for the drivers. (3) If the city parks the buses, private sector jobs will be created by taxi firms. And not only do taxi firms pay taxes, they also pay hefty franchise and other fees to the city. Kind of a neat cycle, isn’t it? • Charlie Mitchell is a Mississippi journalist. Write to him at Box 1, University, MS 38677, or e-mail


Sherman Avenue Elementary excelling on many levels While Pamela Hitchins did a nice job of reporting in the Sept. 10 front-page article on school accountability levels here in the Vicksburg Warren School District, I must point out what I am sure was an unintentional omission from the article: Sherman Avenue Elementary. Since Sherman Avenue and Dana Road elementaries are pre-K through third grade, we are not assigned levels like the other schools in the district, specifically because we have only one grade participating in state testing, so there is no way to measure the growth component that is one of two parts of the accountability designation. Our entire school, however, worked exceedingly hard this past year. We had after-school tutors from all grade levels. Every non-third-grade class in the school adopted one of the third-grade classes and encouraged them throughout second semester with hallway signs and cheers and songs and treats. We purchased Study Island and Essential Skills for online tutoring and skills reinforcement at home as well as at school. We recognized our thirdgraders’ success each week on benchmark tests with verbal praise and prizes. We had a brown bag lunch with thirdgrade parents to familiarize them with the test and test-taking strategies. Most importantly, we conveyed to our third- grade students and to our thirdgrade teachers and their assistants that we believed in them unequivocably. For the first time in my administrative career, I witnessed a very special group of students take a state test without a single slacker. These Sherman Avenue third graders truly did their absolute best. They remembered to eliminate obvious wrong answers, took their time and they worked their way through challenging passages and wording. And the result: Sherman Avenue’s QDI was 141, which would translate to “successful” if we were assigned a level. Our QDI growth over the previous year was 44 percent, far and away the

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largest increase in the Vicksburg Warren School District! Each day our children repeat our student pledge with considerable feeling. The last lines are, “I was not born a winner. I was not born a loser. I WAS born a chooser. Today I choose to be the BEST I can be.” This past year all of Sherman Avenue Elementary, children, parents, faculty, and staff, lived up to that pledge. Because I am so very proud of the efforts made and successes achieved, I want to make sure all of your readers are aware of it, too. Ray Hume Principal Sherman Avenue Elementary

Letter writer wrong On Sept. 12, Skipper Guizerix faulted the Vicksburg Post for printing a story comparing ACT scores for all local high schools. Mr. Guizerix’s letter was faulty, not the reporting. First, Guizerix implies that direct competition between a 6A school and a 1A school in athletics would result in 6A dominance. He asked readers to imagine a communitywide sporting event. On Aug. 28, and again on Sept. 11, the St. Al boys’ and girls’ swim teams “beat up on” Warren Central and Vicksburg high schools. Last year St. Al’s state champion baseball team “beat up on” a few bigger schools, too. As far as test scores, The Post

is certainly not guilty of a faulty comparison. “Broad comparisons of average ACT scores” is how parents, schools, universities and states compare one school to the other. That is why listed in the article along with St. Aloysius, Porters Chapel Academy and Vicksburg Warren School District is also a state average. School size has nothing to do with it. An average, or arithmetic mean, is the numeric result obtained by adding certain quantities together and dividing by the number of quantities. An average is an average whether dealing with 30 ACT scores, or 3,000. In academics, Guizerix doesn’t display a lot of faith in Vicksburg High or Warren Central if he thinks the only way they “would compete very, very well” is to compare the top 25-30 percent of VHS or WC students to the entire St. Aloysius or PCA class. I would hate to think that it would take the top 10 percent of public school students to compete with an entire class at a small parochial or private school. If that were anywhere near true, the public schools would be in far worse shape than “academic risk.” I would like to thank Guizerix for bringing to light something that is very difficult to express without offending some public school supporters. He stated: “... fact is there is a large segment of the student population in public schools who do not have the motivation, support or the resources at home to excel in preparing for college.” This is a big reason many parents who can afford to send their children to parochial schools do so – to have them surrounded by motivated friends who come from supportive families as they prepare for college. One more correction: “... families that spend a large portion of their household budget” to attend Vicksburg Catholic School are getting something other than what “they could otherwise receive for free.” A Catholic education has been an honored tradition in this community for 150 years, and yes, it comes with a cost. I chose

Vicksburg Catholic so my children could have a Catholic/ Christian education. I loved the fact that the first thing they saw every morning when they walked into school was a crucifix. I loved that they were allowed — and encouraged — to pray and to attend Mass with their friends. As a fifth-generation Vicksburger, I hope the public schools burger continue to improve because strong public schools are good for the community. I am proud of St. Aloysius and PCA on their better-than-average scores, and I appreciate The Vicksburg Post for reporting the facts. Story Stamm Ebersole Vicksburg

Keep farm aid package The $1.5 billion federal disaster assistance package the Obama administration has pledged for American farmers will help get many back on their feet and prevent some from giving up farming. Unfortunately, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal have unfairly attacked this aid by saying it will help farmers who don’t need it. That’s not true. It will support many American farm families who have suffered significant crop losses from a variety of weather events. That includes me. In 2009, we harvested a cotton crop with only 40-50 percent of our anticipated yield, due to more than 30 inches of rain we received during September and October. Those losses came after we spent thousands of dollars on seed, fertilizer, chemicals and other crop inputs during the season. I fully understand the risks associated with farming, but adverse weather conditions have dealt us a severe blow. Neither federal crop insurance nor the permanent disaster program is an effective option for most Southern farmers. The federal disaster assistance package is needed to sustain the farms that suffered significant losses. David Cochran Cotton Producer Greenville


Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Pope apologizes to abuse victims LONDON — Pope Benedict XVI apologized Saturday to five people who were molested by priests as children in his latest effort to defuse the sex abuse crisis shaking his church, as thousands of people angered at the Vatican’s response marched in central London in the biggest protest of his 5-year papacy. Benedict met for about 30-40 minutes with the victims — four women and a man from Scotland, England and Wales — at the Vatican’s ambassador’s residence in Wimbledon and expressed “his deep sorrow and shame over what the victims and their families suffered,” according to the Vatican. Across town, abuse victims and demonstrators opposed to the pope’s stance against homosexuality, abortion and using condoms to fight AIDS marched peacefully through London.

American freed from Iran begins trip home MUSCAT, Oman — An American woman released from Iran after more than 13 months in custody began her journey back to the United States on Saturday after asking her supporters to “extend your prayers” to her fiance and another American man who remain in Tehran accused of spying. Sarah Shourd thanked Oman — an ally of both Iran and the United States — for mediating the $500,000 bail that led to her freedom earlier this week. But she made no mention of her ordeal inside Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison or any health problems — which her mother has said include a breast lump and precancerous cervical cells. “Please, please extend your prayers” to the other two Americans still held — her fiance Shane Bauer and their

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Pope Benedict XVI leaves after departing St Peter’s Residence in London Saturday.


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Afghans vote despite several rocket attacks KABUL, Afghanistan — Despite Taliban rocket strikes and bombings, Afghans voted for a new parliament Saturday, the first election since a fraud-marred presidential ballot last year cast doubt on the legitimacy of the embattled government. The Taliban had pledged to disrupt the vote and launched attacks starting with a rocket fired into the capital before dawn. The insurgent group followed with a series of morning rocket strikes that hit major cities just as people were going to the polls — or weighing whether to risk it. At least 11 civilians and three police officers were killed, officials said.

Armed men kidnap 9 Mexican lawmen ACAPULCO, Mexico — Police say an armed gang has kidnapped nine lawmen in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero. State Investigative Police Director Fernando Monreal Leyva said one agency commander and a team of eight agents had gone to identify and recover a body in a northern part of the state on Friday. He said they stopped communicating with superiors that afternoon and officials learned they had been seized by an unknown group.

Iran sentences activist to six years in jail TEHRAN, Iran — A semiofficial Iranian news agency says a prominent rights activist has been sentenced to six years in prison on various anti-government charges, but has escaped the death penalty. ILNA says Shiva Nazar Ahari has been convicted of moharebeh, or “waging war against God,” a crime usually punishable by death.

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‘It’s kInd of bIttersweet’

Shuttering of well nears completion SEAN MURPHY


4-wheeler no place for goofy teen joy I wonder, watching you drive past me on that 4-wheeler, if there is a functioning brain cell in your head. You appear to be 16, maybe 17, one hand on the throttle, the other extended in the air pointing onward. It looks as though you can drive the 4-wheeler without much problem, and your lack of a helmet shows me that you think you are good enough to drive one-handed. But why on Earth are you driving with an infant sitting in front of you, arms not long enough to hold onto anything, legs barely long enough to straddle the machine on which you sit as you fly past me on a public, winding country road. Being as you seem old enough to handle the ride by yourself, I dare not even ask where your helmet is. Want to ride without a helmet? Fine by me. Get splattered all over the asphalt? Sure, as long as you pay your own medical costs. You can make those decisions, dumb as they are, because with age is supposed to come responsibility. The youngster you have on board, though, cannot make that decision. His life is still eating, sleeping and losing what he ate. Maybe he can smile, or mumble a bit, but mostly he is slowly developing into what one day could be a productive human being — if he gets that far. I sit transfixed in the driver’s seat as you wheel around the first half of a sharp S-curve. Your smiling face again appears as you head back in my direction. Again, one hand is on the throttle and the other, somewhere other than holding that toddler in place. At least give the kid a bit of support sitting there, will you please? I imagine if that 4-wheeler did get into some trouble, you would jump and leave junior to fend for himself. Nearly 1,000 people have died in ATV accidents and more than 150,000 have been seriously injured due to ATV wrecks since 2005, statistics from the Consumer Products Safety Commission showed. You might be aware that a 4-wheeler is a dangerous motor vehicle not suited for toddlers no matter what equipment one has on. As I turn in the other direction, I hope you made the curve at the other end of the road. I hear no sirens, so I guess you made it — this time. One day, though, your lack of brain function might end up costing your health, or your life. You make the decisions, though, and you will live — or die — with them. Your passenger does not. He leaves his destiny to you — a brain-dead teenager with a goofy grin and an extended arm. •

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

Early-morning test planned as final step in shuttering BP well By The Associated Press ON THE GULF OF MEXICO — Crews working to seal BP’s blownout well in the Gulf of Mexico once and for all need to finish one more test on a cement plug before declaring the well permanently dead, officials said Saturday. Once the pressure and weight test is finished and officials are confident the seal will hold permanently, the well will be declared dead, said Rich Robson, the offshore installation manager on the Development Driller III vessel. He said the 74 barrels of cement pumped in Friday has dried. Although the declaration will be a significant milestone, Robson said it would be difficult to celebrate too much given the tragedy of the oil spill. “It’s kind of bittersweet because we lost 11 men out here,” he said. “There isn’t going to be any real celebration. To a lot of people, the water out here is a cemetery.” Still, to mark their accomplishment, he said the crew planned to share a meal of prime rib together. The Associated Press is the only media outlet with a print reporter and photographer on board the vessel, which was used to drill the relief well that allowed engineers to pump in the cement. That relief well, 2.5 miles beneath the seafloor, intersected BP’s well on Thursday. Robson said the pressure test was supposed to happen around midnight and take about 30 minutes to complete. The test is the only way to ensure the well is dead. He said crews must wait until then because workers must first remove the drill pipe from the relief well, then lower the equipment needed to conduct the pressure test. There may not be an official announcement that the well has been killed until sometime today, he said. Engineers will exert 15,000 pounds of weight against the cement plug to make sure it won’t budge. They also will exert 1,150 pounds per square inch of pressure to test the seal. Until then, men in red work suits and mud-splattered hardhats were operating heavy hydraulic machines being used to lift the drill pipe back to the deck of the DDIII vessel. Two men sitting in black leather chairs used joysticks to maneuver the massive machines on the deck, which were lifting the equipment that was thousands of feet below. At lunchtime on the deck, a huge, industrial-sized grill cooked up ribeye steaks, rabbit and chicken. Tim Speirs, BP’s wellsite leader aboard the DDIII, said he was pleased that the cement plug had dried.

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The Development Driller III, which drilled the relief well and pumped the cement to seal the Macondo well, is seen in the Gulf Of Mexico Saturday.

On B9 Obama administration seeks tougher pipeline oversight “I was proud that what we had done had been effective,” he said. Once the pressure test is finished, Speirs said everything will be business as usual on the ship — no sirens, no lights flashing. In fact, most of the crew will already be asleep, he said. Engineers initially had planned to pump in mud before the cement, but a BP spokesman said that wasn’t necessary because there was no pressure building inside the well. Once the well is declared dead, it will mark the first time in five months that Gulf Coast residents can be completely assured oil will never spew from the well again. The catastrophe began April 20, when an explosion killed 11 workers, sank a drilling rig and led to the worst off offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The Gulf well spewed 206 million gallons of oil until the gusher was first stopped in mid-July with a temporary cap. Mud and cement were later pushed down through the top of the well, allowing the cap to be removed. But officials will not declare it dead until it is sealed from the bottom. BP PLC is a majority owner of the well and was leasing the rig from owner Transocean Ltd. The oil spill was an environmental and economic nightmare for people along the Gulf Coast that has spawned civil and criminal investi-

Workers remove the drill pipe on the drilling floor of Development Driller III. gations. It cost gaffe-prone BP chief Tony Hayward his job and brought increased governmental scrutiny of the oil and gas industry, including a costly moratorium on deepwater off offshore drilling that is still in place. With oil still in the water — some

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of it still washing ashore — people continue to struggle. Fishermen are still fighting the perception their catch is tainted, and tourism also has taken a hit.

City man in critical condition after Saturday morning wreck By Pamela Hitchins

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg PosT

Participants in the seventh monthly Shape Up Vicksburg Walking Club warm up before heading out for some exercise in front of Grove Street School Saturday morning. More than 150 people turned out for the walk that was being filmed for a future CBS Evening News with Katie Couric story.

A Vicksburg man was in critical condition at a Jackson hospital Saturday night after being thrown from his car in an early-morning wreck on Tucker Road, University Medical Center spokesman Jack Mazurak said. Alvin Dewayne Tilley, 21, 13950 U.S. 61 South, was southbound when he lost control of a 2009 Toyota Corolla he was driving and the vehicle flipped, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. Tilley was ejected from the car, and was found in the road by deputies and emergency medical technicians who responded at 2:35 a.m., Pace said. He was taken to River Region

Medical Center and then airlifted to UMC in Jackson. Also injured in the wreck were Tilley’s four passengers: Ashley Baker, 18, 968 Redwood Road; Harley Vickers, 17, Greyline Drive; Ely Wallace, 20, 503 St. Benard St., Delta, La.; and Corey Wilson, 18, 915 Locust St. They were taken to River Region, Pace said. Baker and Wallace were treated and released, hospital spokesman Diane Gawronski said. The hospital had no record of Vickers or Wilson being treated, Gawronski said. Pace said Tilley got distracted while driving, veered off the right side of the road and then overcompensated. Tilley was not wearing a seatbelt, the sheriff said, and it was not clear whether the passengers were restrained.


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

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Monday â&#x20AC;˘ Warren County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Warren County Courthouse, BOS meeting room, third floor â&#x20AC;˘ Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen, 10 a.m., room 109, City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St. â&#x20AC;˘ Warren County Port Commission, 3 p.m., Guaranty Bank & Trust building, 1900 Cherry St., second floor

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

Tuesday â&#x20AC;˘ Vicksburg Main Street Program, 8:45 a.m., Duff Green Mansion, 1114 First East St.

Shamrock, the William Porterfield mansion, was abandoned when this photo from the Department of Archives and History was taken in the 1930s, and the home on Oak Street was demolished. Though

Wedensday â&#x20AC;˘ NRoute Transportation Commission, including public hearing on route services, 5 p.m., 2501 Halls Ferry Road Thursday â&#x20AC;˘ Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors, 5:15 p.m., 3300 Clay St. Friday â&#x20AC;˘ Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen, 10 a.m., room 109, City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St.

the front faced the river, the back was identical. Mrs. Porterfield was a relative of Jefferson Davis, and the Confederate president often stayed at her home when he was in Vicksburg.

Wrecks send two to area hospitals Two wrecks in Warren County Saturday sent two area residents to hospitals, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. Reported at 11:45 a.m. was a wreck involving a 1996 Dodge Stratus driven by Michael Todd Nevels, 25, 1844 Culkin Road. Nevels was eastbound on Freetown Road about two miles east of the intersection with Culkin Road when he lost control of the car, left the right side of the road and hit a utility pole, Pace said. Nevels was in good condition Saturday night at University Medical Center in Jackson, hospital spokesman Jack Mazurak said.

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No passengers were in the car. At 3:12 p.m. a wreck in the 5500 block of Bovina Cut-Off Road injured Robert Rumbley, 50, 208 Erves Road. Rumbley was southbound when he lost control of his 2003 Chevrolet pickup and it overturned and struck a tree, Pace said. Rumbley treated and released from River Region, spokesman Diane Gawronski said.

in the Warren County Jail Saturday night after being charged with auto burglary and possession of a controlled substance, jail records showed. Sean Patrick Lott, 31, 275 Clark Road, was arrested by police around 11 a.m. in the 4000 block of Pemberton Square Boulevard. He was being held on $30,000 bond, records showed.


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Six dead in upstate New York church van crash NEW YORK — A passenger van carrying members of a church blew a tire and flipped over on the New York State Thruway on Saturday, killing at least six people and injuring eight others, authorities said. Fourteen people were in the van when it crashed on the northbound side of Interstate 87 in Woodbury, about 55 miles north of New York City, at about 3 p.m., state police and the Thruway Authority said. It appeared to be a single-vehicle crash. “It was a tragic, tragic scene,” said state police Troop T commander Major Robert Meyers. He said the right rear tire blew out on the 1997 van, and the vehicle went into a rumble strip and rolled over into the grassy median separating the north and southbound lanes. Some of the passengers were ejected, and the van came to a rest upside-down. Six of the passengers were dead at the scene. Four were flown to a hospital, while four others were taken by ambulance. It appeared that they were traveling on a churchrelated event when the crash occurred, Meyers said.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Northbound lanes were closed for hours following the accident, but were reopened by 10 p.m. on Saturday, the Thruway Authority said.

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State police investigate the scene of a fatal accident Saturday in Woodbury, N.Y. McNeil. Barton said White began firing and struck all three men, and when they retreated for cover, White got into a sheriff’s department truck and began making threats on the radio.

Los Angeles activists protest police shooting LOS ANGELES — Demonstrators are dispersing after a peaceful rally that began near the spot where a Los Angeles Police officer shot a Guatemalan immigrant who was carrying a knife. Authorities say there were no arrests and no confrontations during the march Sat-

urday that drew about 250 people to the Rampart area west of downtown.

Muslim summit set over NYC Islamic center

Toyota settles suit over high-profile crash

NEW YORK — A proposed Islamic center near ground zero is slowly being embraced by some Muslims who initially were indifferent about the plan, partly in response to a sense that their faith is under attack. A summit of U.S. Muslim organizations is scheduled to begin today in New York City to address both the project and a rise in anti-Muslim sentiments and rhetoric that has accompanied the nationwide debate over the project. It has yet to be seen

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Toyota Motor Corp. settled a lawsuit brought by relatives of four family members killed in a high-speed crash near San Diego that galvanized attention around safety flaws of Toyotas and led to the recalls of millions of cars. A Toyota spokesman confirmed the settlement Saturday, but would not specify the settlement’s terms.

cent of Entergy’s power. Estimated savings would start the first year for customers of South Mississippi Electric Power Association, according to the Hattiesburgbased utility, which owns 10 percent of Grand Gulf and receives 10 percent of the energy. In July, the Louisiana PSC permitted a $1 hike in power bills charged by Entergy Louisiana LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana LLC, the latter of which owns River Bend, and together

serve about 1 million electric customers in 58 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes. The increase is geared to help the utility catch up on contributions to a trust fund set up to decommission the plant once its license expires in August 2025. Previous decisions by the state’s utility oversight panel led to a shortfall of more than $300 million and no payments at all since 2002, according to published reports. Entergy Corp. began a two-part, $1 billion bond

sale Monday, with much of the sale reportedly going to retire various debts. River Bend was put into service in June 1986, nearly a year after Grand Gulf began generating in July 1985. Entergy Louisiana has sought a procedural schedule to evaluate costs of developing plant plans, such as building a new reactor if the utility believes it’s cost-efficient to do so. Developing plans at River Bend has cost the two Louisiana subsidiaries more than

$50.5 million, which the utility has said will continue to be deferred. No plans to boost capacity at River Bend exist now, Entergy spokesman Mike Bowling said. Extending Grand Gulf’s license beyond 2024 should begin next year with an application, Entergy Mississippi CEO Haley Fisackerly said in June, just before the plant marked its 25th year of power generation.

was arrested after police pulled him over on a highway while he was driving Simpson’s car. Authorities say he has been charged with robbing and attempting to kill Mark Ambers Cox, 59, of Opelika. Byington said Clinton

investigators have been sent to Alabama to interrogate Hutto in Simpson’s disappearance. Investigators believe Hutto befriended Simpson on the walking track at the Baptist Healthplex in Clinton, Byington said. A few hours later,

the two were seen driving away in Simpson’s car, and later were seen leaving the casino. Hutto already was wanted in Alabama because he has failed to register as a sex offender, according to Richard Griffin, supervisory

deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Jackson. He was convicted in 2002 of sexually abusing a 17-yearold girl and sentenced to two concurrent 10-year terms, for which he served 3 1/2 years before his release in 2005.



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

LOCAL FORECAST Monday-Tuesday Partly cloudy; highs in the 90s; lows in the 60s

STATE FORECAST TODAY Mostly clear with highs in the 90s Monday-Tuesday Partly cloudy; highs in the 90s; lows in the 60s

Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 95º Low/past 24 hours............... 70º Average temperature......... 83º Normal this date................... 76º Record low..............46º in 1901 Record high............98º in 1972 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............0.19 inches Total/year.............. 36.65 inches Normal/month......0.11 inches Normal/year........ 38.55 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Monday: A.M. Active............................ 3:18 A.M. Most active................. 9:28 P.M. Active............................. 3:38 P.M. Most active.................. 9:49 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:05 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:03 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:49


Tea Party Continued from Page A1. cop moved to Warren County in August from Meridian. “I’m as much Mississippi as Mississippi is!” said Marcy, whose family’s roots are in the eastern part of the state. Marcy kept up attacks against the Democraticcontrolled Congress and President Barack Obama, promoting the idea of “seizing control of Washington, and not just saying ‘no,’ but saying ‘hell no’.” Bryant, an oft-mentioned hopeful for governor in 2011, spoke last to a crowd that dwindled to about 85 from more than 200 at midday. He cast fiscal responsibility and recognizing the United States as “a Christian nation.” He implored tea partiers to vote in November. A handful of local and state officials also appeared either to speak or introduce speakers, including state Rep. Alex Monsour, State Treasurer Tate Reeves, Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney and state Sen. W. Briggs Hopson III. Comments by the event’s other speakers ranged from Kosciusko sixth-grader Austin Roebuck’s call to encourage youth involvement in the civic process to strident tones on morality by Mississippi-born former actor Tom Lester. “To work together, your generation and mine must meet in the middle,” said Roebuck, 12, chairman of the Mississippi Youth Patriotism Campaign.



Autopsy Continued from Page A1. Jasper, Ala., the man with whom Simpson was last seen as they left Riverwalk Casino around 11:40 p.m. Monday, was arrested Friday in Lee County, Ala., near Auburn. Hutto was wanted for questioning in the recent death of a relative in Alabama. He



Entergy Continued from Page A1. Palo Verde station’s three units, still the nation’s most productive station. Customers in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas who receive electricity generated at the plant would pay about $6 more in 2013, then pay about $5 less by 2017, according to estimates by the state Public Utilities Staff. Projections are based on average monthly usage of about 1,000 kilowatts and could vary depending on the price of natural gas, which is the source of about 60 per-


Mostly clear today with highs in the 90s; partly cloudy tonight with lows in the mid 60s

Accused cop shooter in custody in Texas DALLAS — A man suspected of shooting two sheriff’s deputies and another man, then taunting snipers to make him a martyr before barricading himself in a makeshift bunker, was arrested Saturday after a 22-hour standoff in western Texas, authorities said. Victor White, 55, of Odessa, surrendered as SWAT team members in an armored vehicle closed in on him outside his trailer, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman John Barton said. White was booked at the Midland County jail for aggravated assault against a public servant, according to online records. The standoff began Friday afternoon when Luke Bedrick went to the property with Deputy Ricky Tijerina and Sgt. Steve


GOP establishment candidates by those backed by the movement. Saturday’s county fairstyled event, organized by Vicksburg Tea Party and 912 Vicksburg Inc., will be followed up by billboard advertising, said Betty Stout of the taxed enough already movement. “It was important to do this in Vicksburg,” Stout said. “We need to wake up.” Amy Matthews of Crys-

Austin Roebuck, 12, of Kosciusko and chairman of the Mississippi Youth Patiotism Campaign, speaks Saturday at a Tea Party rally at Vicksburg City Park pavilion. Lester, who acted on TV’s “Green Acres” from 196571, excoriated modern-day pop culture on economic and social issues — ticking off a number of things society had replaced, including “the Constitution with secular government,” “abstinence with safe sex” and “normal heterosexuality with abnormal, virgin homosexuality.” Formed in the spring of 2009, the group’s protests to government spending and taxes have spread to outward support of specific candidates in many states. High-profile U.S. Senate primaries in Nevada, Kentucky and, most recently, Delaware, have produced defeats of



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tal Springs was one of several who brought their dogs to the rally, lined by rows of lawn chairs under the roof of City Park pavilion. Her shorthaired collie, Abbie, sported a sign that read “Will crash a White House party for food.” “I’m here because of the direction of the country,” Matthews said. “Democrats as well as Republicans want to take the country in a way that people are saying, ‘Wait, that’s not what we thought

we were getting.’” Fliers announcing the event said the Vicksburg organization is a 501(c)(4), tax exempt nonprofit corporation. Unlike 501(c)(3) organizations, they may take part in political campaigns and elections as long as the campaigns don’t become the group’s primary purpose.

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Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 14.8 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 15.1 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 11.6 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 14.5 | 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: 6.4 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.4 River....................................61.7

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Monday.................................. 19.4 Tuesday.................................. 19.1 Wednesday........................... 18.7 Memphis Monday.....................................4.7 Tuesday.....................................4.3 Wednesday..............................4.1 Greenville Monday.................................. 22.3 Tuesday.................................. 22.1 Wednesday........................... 21.6 Vicksburg Monday.................................. 16.0 Tuesday.................................. 16.2 Wednesday........................... 15.5


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Hurricane Igor takes aim at Bermuda

A dog waits in a truck as fishermen move their boats to land as HurHur ricane Igor approaches Bermuda on Saturday.

Mexicans moun as at least seven killed by Hurricane Karl HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Tourists lined up at Bermuda’s airport hoping to board one of the last flights off the island and locals stocked up on supplies Saturday in preparation for the approaching Hurricane Igor while Mexicans mourned at least five killed by Hurricane Karl. An extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane earlier in the week, Igor was still a Category 2 storm, and officials warned that its pounding rains and driving winds could be deadly. “This storm will be a long and punishing one,” Public Safety Minister David Burch said. “The potential for injury and physical damage is great.” High surf kicked up by the storm has already swept two people out to sea in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, far to the south. In Mexico, meanwhile, the remnants of Hurricane Karl soaked south-central portions of the country as authorities sent helicopters to rescue scores of people stranded by flooding and hunt for others feared washed away. At least seven fatalities were reported: a 61-year-old woman and a 2-year-old girl killed when a landslide buried

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college Scoreboard LSU 29, Mississippi State 7 Vanderbilt 28, Ole Miss 14 Arkansas 31, Georgia 24

Florida 31, Tennessee 17 Texas 24, Texas Tech 14 Kansas State 27, Iowa State 20 Oklahoma 27, Air Force 24 Michigan State 34, Notre Dame 31

Georgia Tech 30, North Carolina 24 Navy 27, Louisiana Tech 23 Grambling 28, Jackson State 21 Alcorn State 27, Miss. Valley State 9 Ithaca 31, Widener 7

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Vanderbilt stymies Ole Miss By David Brandt The Associated Press

sparty party Michigan State stuns Notre Dame with fake field goal in OT OT/B4.


PCA hosts Prentiss Chr. Friday, 7:30 p.m. WC hosts NW Rankin Friday, 7:30 p.m. Vicksburg hosts Grenada Friday, 7:30 p.m. St. Al at Bogue Chitto Friday, 7:30 p.m.

ON TV 7:15 p.m. NBC - Peyton Manning and the Colts take on Eli Manning and the Giants in “Manning Bowl II.” Preview/B5.


Warren Central cross country runner finished fifth at Saturday’s Titan InIn vitational in Ridgeland, helping the Lady Vikes to their first meet win in more than two years.

Lady Vikes win first meet since 2008

Thanks to a balanced ef effort, Warren Central ended its long drought atop the standings at a cross country meet on Saturday. Hannah Register led five WC runners in the top 30 with a fifth-place finish, and the Lady Vikes earned their first meet victory since 2008 at the Ridgeland High School Titan Invitational. Takita Shelton, Sherry Clark and K.K. McCarley all finished in the top 20 for WC, while Shannon Richter was in the top 30. Richter passed a Clinton runner late in the race that gave the Lady Vikes the victory. It was WC’s first team title since the first meet of the 2008 season. They edged out Clinton and Brandon for this victory. On the boys’ side, WC was eighth in the team standings. Walter King was WC’s top runner, with an eighthplace individual finish. WC will return to action on Friday at 2 p.m. with a meet at Hattiesburg.


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OXFORD — For his first two months as Vanderbilt’s coach, Robbie Caldwell was only known for his jokes. But after the Commodores beat Ole Miss 28-14 on Saturday for his first career victory, he proved his coaching skills might not be too bad either. “It’s not all about me,” Caldwell said. “It’s about the young men on the football team. I’m so thrilled they tasted victory.” Warren Norman rushed for 111 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown, as Vanderbilt (1-2, 1-1 Southeast-

COllEgE FOOTBall ern Conference) snapped a 10-game conference losing streak dating back to 2008. The Commodores have beaten the Rebels four of the past six seasons. It was Norman’s third career 100-yard rushing game, and his first against an SEC opponent. The Commodores did most of their damage on the ground, rushing for 227 yards. Vanderbilt lived off big plays all afternoon. The Commodores scored their first three touchdowns on a 35-yard touchdown run by

Vanderbilt 28, Ole Miss 14 Records: Vandy (1-2, 1-1 SEC); Ole Miss (1-2, 0-1) The skinny: Mistakes lead to 16th loss in last 18 SEC openers for Ole Miss Up next: Ole Miss hosts Fresno State Zac Stacy, a 21-yard interception return by Eddie Foster and the biggest of all — Norman’s 80-yard run that gave them the lead for good. Norman’s touchdown came at a critical juncture. Ole Miss (1-2, 1-1) had just tied the scored at 14-14 when the See Ole Miss, Page B5.

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Ole Miss tight end Ferbia Allen reacts after dropping a pass against Vanderbilt on Saturday. Vanderbilt beat Ole Miss 28-14 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

LSU pounds mistake-prone MSU By Steve Wilson BATON ROUGE — The turnover bug proved to be a fatal illness for Mississippi State at Tiger Stadium on Saturday. Two interceptions by Chris Relf and three more by Tyler Russell led to 16 LSU points, as the Tigers beat the Bulldogs 29-7 in their home opener. Midway through the third quarter, the Bulldogs (1-2, 0-2 SEC) had LSU right where they wanted them. They held the Tigers to four field goals in the first half and needed only a touchdown to get back into it. On the opening drive of the second half, the Bulldogs finally got on the board. Relf went out with an injury and the freshman Russell took over. He hit a pair of big completions and Vick Ballard later capped a 13-play, 81-yard drive with a 1-yard plunge to cut the deficit to 12-7. Russell played the rest of the game at QB. But Mississippi State then made a crucial error. Sean Brauchle booted the ensuing kickoff out of bounds, setting the Tigers up at the LSU 40. Jordan Jefferson and the Tigers wasted little time cashing in, as they replied with a 60-yard drive capped by Jefferson’s 16-yard keeper on a read option to put LSU up 19-7. From there, the LSU offensive line took command of the line of scrimmage. Running back Stevan Ridley and Jefferson combined for 125 rushing yards. “We scored right away to start the second half,” MSU coach Dan Mullen said. “Then our kicker walks out and kicks it straight out of bounds. Those are things that championship programs don’t do. When they seize momentum, they just don’t hand it over to the other team.” Jefferson, after struggling in his first two games, had a stellar game managing the offense. He went a workmanlike 10-of-16 for 97 yards with no interceptions, and added 43 yards and a touchdown rushing. “I felt like the quarterback play was better and felt like it will continue to get better,” LSU coach Les Miles said. “I felt like we rushed the football, at times, dominantly and at other times, not.” On the other sideline, Rus-

Turnovers spell doom for Dogs By Steve Wilson

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Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf (14) is hit by LSU’s Kelvin Sheppard in the second quarter of Saturday’s game in Baton Rouge. LSU 29, Mississippi State 7 Records: LSU (3-0, 2-0 SEC); MSU (1-2, 0-2) The skinny: Mississippi State quarterbacks threw five interceptions Up next: LSU hosts West Virginia; Mississippi State hosts Georgia sell’s performance showed some promise, but was undone by costly miscues. His first mistake of the evening was a costly one. Swarmed by a host of LSU defenders, he threw an offbalance pass picked off by Drake Nevis, setting up LSU at the MSU 28. The Tigers cashed in as Natchez native Ridley scored on a 3-yard carry to put LSU up 26-7 with 1:23 left in the third. On the next MSU drive, Russell forced a pass into double coverage deep in Bulldogs territory and Morris Claiborne cashed in with his See MSU, Page B5.

Relf threw an interception on the play, and LSU went on to win 29-7. Below, LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson runs with the ball.

BATON ROUGE — Mississippi State’s Chris Relf and Tyler Russell took excursions to Patrick Peterson and Morris Claiborne’s islands. All four of them were trips the two quarterbacks would rather forget. The LSU cornerback tandem intercepted two passes apiece to pace a fivepick night against Mississippi State in a 29-7 win on Saturday. The first interception came in the second quarter, as Relf tried to loft a ball to Arceto Clark on third-and-1. The ball was a bit underthrown and Peterson won a battle in the air, tipping the ball to himself. He returned it 46 yards to set up a field goal. “The first interception, I’d like to see Chris (Relf) lead the receiver across the field a little more, but the kid went up and made a heck of a play on our receiver,” MSU coach Dan Mullen said. “Our receiver has to go and take it away from him in those situations.” Peterson trusted his athletic ability to make the game-changing play. “I knew the quarterback had a pretty strong arm,” Peterson said. “But I knew that ball wasn’t going to outrun me, so I used my speed and ball-hawking skills to get back under the ball.” The other interceptions were, according to Mullen, not the fault of either Relf or Russell. He blamed the second one, by Claiborne, as a blown assignment by the offensive line as Relf threw it under heavy duress. The third, by Drake Nevis in a crowd of LSU defenders ripping Russell down, Mullen blamed on a bad play call by himself. The last one, a spectacular leaping grab by Peterson, Mullen blamed on a bad protection check by one of State’s tailbacks as Russell uncorked it into the teeth of the pass rush. “It comes down to turnovers,” MSU offensive lineman Quentin Saulsberry said. “There were a lot of mistakes on the offense and a lot of protection errors. We didn’t make the plays as an offense.”


Sunday, September 19, 2010

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AUTO RACING 8 a.m. Speed - MotoGP World Championship, at Alcaniz, Spain Noon ESPN - NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Sylvania 300, at Loudon, N.H. 4 p.m. Speed - MotoGP Moto2, at Alcaniz, Spain (tape) 6 p.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, Carolinas Nationals, final eliminations, at Concord, N.C. (tape) EXTREME SPORTS 3 p.m. NBC - Dew Tour, Toyota Challenge GOLF 6 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Austrian Open 3:30 p.m. TGC - Nationwide Tour, Boise Open MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon WGN - Chicago Cubs at Florida Noon FSN - Atlanta at N.Y. Mets 12:30 p.m. TBS - N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore NFL Noon CBS - Miami at Minnesota Noon Fox - Chicago at Dallas 3:15 p.m. CBS - New England at New York Jets 7 p.m. NBC - New York Giants at Indianapolis RODEO 8 p.m. Versus - PBR, Invitational (tape) SOCCER Noon ESPN2 - Spanish Primera Division, Atletico Madrid vs. Barcelona 1:30 p.m. FSN - WPS, playoffs, first round, Washington at Philadelphia




from staff & AP reports

College football Fulmer slams Kiffin during halftime show NEW YORK — Former Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer said Lane Kiffin’s “arrogant attitude turned people off” and wondered how Kiffin was able to land prestigious head coaching jobs at Tennessee and Southern California. Fulmer, who now works as an analyst for CBS, was forced to resign by Tennessee after the 2008 season and replaced by Kiffin. After one season at Tennessee, Kiffin left the Vols to replace Pete Carroll at USC. On the CBS halftime show, Fulmer said the people of Tennessee felt betrayed by Kiffin when he left Knoxville “with basically his hat in his hand and a bunch of NCAA compliance questions. “And often his arrogant attitude turned people off. The bigger question in my opinion is how does a guy like this end up with two jobs with historic football teams like Tennessee and USC?”

NFL Steelers cut Leftwich, will re-sign him Monday PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have released quarterback Byron Leftwich so they can dress an additional defensive lineman for today’s game at Tennessee. Leftwich is expected to return to the 53-man roster on Monday. He already is guaranteed his full salary this season. Leftwich, mending from a left knee injury, was not expected to play against Tennessee. With nose tackle Casey Hampton (hamstring) injured, the Steelers were down to two backup defensive lineman. Leftwich’s roster spot will be taken by Steve McLendon, a first-year player from Troy State.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept. 19 2000 — In the Sydney Olympics, the U.S. women’s softball team strands a staggering 20 baserunners in an 11-inning, 2-1 loss to Japan that ends the Americans’ 112game winning streak. It’s the first loss for the U.S. women since the 1998 world championships. 2001 — Roger Clemens becomes the first pitcher in major league history to go 20-1, pitching the New York Yankees to a 6-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox. 2004 — Jerry Rice’s run of 274 straight games with a catch ends in the Oakland Raiders’ 13-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills. The last time Rice didn’t catch a pass was Dec. 1, 1985, at Washington. 2009 — Texas College of the NAIA is trounced 75-6 by Texas Southern, a week after losing 92-0 to Stephen F. Austin. The Steers fall to 0-4 and have been outscored 300-12.


W Miami.................. 1 New England...... 1 Buffalo................ 0 N.Y. Jets............. 0 W Houston.............. 1 Jacksonville........ 1 Tennessee.......... 1 Indianapolis........ 0 W Baltimore............ 1 Pittsburgh........... 1 Cincinnati............ 0 Cleveland............ 0 W Kansas City........ 1 Denver................ 0 Oakland.............. 0 San Diego.......... 0

L 0 0 1 1

T 0 0 0 0

South L 0 0 0 1

T 0 0 0 0

North L 0 0 1 1

T 0 0 0 0

West L 0 1 1 1

T 0 0 0 0

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PF PA 21 14 17 24 13 38 14 21


W Washington......... 1 N.Y. Giants......... 1 Dallas.................. 0 Philadelphia........ 0 W New Orleans...... 1 Tampa Bay......... 1 Atlanta................ 0 Carolina.............. 0 W Chicago.............. 1 Green Bay.......... 1 Detroit................. 0 Minnesota........... 0

L 0 0 1 1

T 0 0 0 0

South L 0 0 1 1

T 0 0 0 0

North L 0 0 1 1

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PF PA 13 7 31 18 7 13 20 27

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W L T Pct PF PA Arizona............... 1 0 0 1.000 17 13 Seattle................ 1 0 0 1.000 31 6 San Francisco.... 0 1 0 .000 6 31 St. Louis............. 0 1 0 .000 13 17 Today’s Games Chicago at Dallas, Noon Arizona at Atlanta, Noon Buffalo at Green Bay, Noon Philadelphia at Detroit, Noon Pittsburgh at Tennessee, Noon Baltimore at Cincinnati, Noon Kansas City at Cleveland, Noon Tampa Bay at Carolina, Noon Miami at Minnesota, Noon Seattle at Denver, 3:05 p.m. St. Louis at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Houston at Washington, 3:15 p.m. Jacksonville at San Diego, 3:15 p.m. New England at N.Y. Jets, 3:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Indianapolis, 7:20 p.m. Monday’s Game New Orleans at San Francisco, 7:30 p.m.

College Football Top 25 Schedule

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Saturday’s Games 1 Alabama 62, Duke 13 2 Ohio St. 43, Ohio 7 3 Boise St. 51, Wyoming 6 4 TCU 45, Baylor 10 5 Oregon 69, Portland St. 0 6 Texas at Texas Tech, (n) 7 Oklahoma 27, Air Force 24 8 Nebraska 56, Washington 21 9 Iowa at No. 24 Arizona, (n) 10 Florida 31, Tennessee 17 11 Wisconsin 20, Arizona St. 19 12 Arkansas 31, Georgia 24 13 South Carolina 38, Furman 19 14 Utah at New Mexico, (n) 15 LSU 29, Mississippi St. 7 16 Auburn 27, Clemson 24, OT 18 Southern Cal 32, Minnesota 21 19 Stanford vs. Wake Forest, (n) 20 Michigan 42, Massachusetts 37 21 West Virginia 31, Maryland 17 22 Penn St. 24, Kent St. 0 23 Houston at UCLA, (n) 25 Oregon St. 35, Louisville 28

Mississippi Schedule

Saturday’s Games Vanderbilt 28, Ole Miss 14 Delta St. 27, Valdosta St. 23 Millsaps 38, Austin College 24 Belhaven 49, Lindsey Wilson 21 Hardin-Simmons 45, Mississippi College 10 Alcorn St. 27, Miss. Valley St. 9 Grambling 28, Jackson St. 21 LSU 29, Mississippi St. 7 ———


Conference All Games W L W L Florida............................1 0 3 0 South Carolina..............1 0 3 0 Vanderbilt......................1 1 1 2 Kentucky........................0 0 3 0 Tennessee.....................0 1 1 2 Georgia..........................0 2 1 2


Conference All Games W L W L LSU................................2 0 3 0 Arkansas........................1 0 2 0 Auburn...........................1 0 2 0 Alabama........................0 0 3 0 Ole Miss.......................0 1 1 2 Mississippi St..............0 2 1 2 Saturday’s Games Arkansas 31, Georgia 24 Vanderbilt 28, Ole Miss 14 Florida 31, Tennessee 17 Alabama 62, Duke 13 Kentucky 47, Akron 10 LSU 29, Mississippi St. 7 South Carolina 38, Furman 19 Auburn 27, Clemson 24, OT Sept. 25 UAB at Tennessee, 11:21 a.m. Alabama at Arkansas, 2:30 p.m. Kentucky at Florida, 6 p.m. Georgia at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. Fresno St. at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. South Carolina at Auburn, 6:45 p.m. West Virginia at LSU, 8 p.m. ———


Conference All Games W L W L East Carolina.................2 0 2 1 Southern Miss.............0 0 2 1 UCF...............................0 0 2 1 Marshall.........................0 0 0 3 Memphis........................0 1 1 2 UAB...............................0 1 1 2

West Division

Conference All Games W L W L Houston.........................1 0 2 0 SMU...............................1 0 2 1 Tulane............................0 0 1 1 Rice...............................0 0 1 2 UTEP.............................0 1 1 1 Tulsa..............................0 1 1 2 Friday’s Game Southern Miss 31, Kansas 16

Saturday’s Games Virginia Tech 49, East Carolina 27 SMU 35, Washington St. 21 UAB 34, Troy 33 UCF 24, Buffalo 10 Northwestern 30, Rice 13 Oklahoma St. 65, Tulsa 28 Memphis 24, Middle Tennessee 17 Bowling Green 44, Marshall 28 New Mexico St. at UTEP, (n) Houston at UCLA, (n) Sept. 24 TCU at SMU, 7 p.m. Sept. 25 UAB at Tennessee, 11:21 a.m. UCF at Kansas St., 11:30 a.m. Tulane at Houston, 2:30 p.m. Ohio at Marshall, 6 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at Tulsa, 6 p.m. Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech, 6 p.m. Baylor at Rice, 7 p.m. Memphis at UTEP, 8:05 p.m. ———



Conference All Games W L W L Alabama St....................3 0 3 0 Alcorn St......................1 0 1 0 Jackson St...................0 1 2 1 Alabama A&M...............0 1 1 2 MVSU............................0 2 0 3


Conference All Games W L W L Grambling......................1 0 1 1 Prairie View...................1 1 1 2 Texas Southern.............1 1 1 2 Southern U....................0 0 1 1 Ark-Pine Bluff................0 1 0 2 Saturday’s Games Texas Southern 32, Alabama A&M 9 Alcorn St. 27, Mississippi Valley St. 9 Grambling St. 28, Jackson St. 21 Alabama St. 18, Prairie View 15 Sept. 25 Tuskegee vs. Texas Southern, at Mobile, 1 p.m. Alabama St. at Alcorn St., 2 p.m. Clark vs. Ark.-Pine Bluff, at St. Louis, 3 p.m. Grambling St. vs. Prairie View, at Dallas, 6 p.m. Southern U. at Alabama A&M, 6 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Jackson St., 6 p.m. ———


Mississippi St. LSU

0 0 7 0 — 7 3 9 14 3 — 29 First Quarter LSU—FG Jasper 44, 9:38. Second Quarter LSU—FG Jasper 32, 14:50. LSU—FG Jasper 51, 7:37. LSU—FG Jasper 37, 1:18. Third Quarter MSSt—Ballard 1 run (Brauchle kick), 8:11. LSU—Jefferson 16 run (Jasper kick), 5:16. LSU—Ridley 2 run (Jasper kick), 1:23. Fourth Quarter LSU—FG Jasper 21, 12:05. A—92,538. ——— MSSt LSU First downs................................17........................16 Rushes-yards.....................44-152.................39-167 Passing....................................116........................97 Comp-Att-Int..................... 10-18-5............... 10-16-0 Return Yards...............................0......................108 Punts-Avg............................2-41.5..................1-39.0 Fumbles-Lost............................2-0.......................1-1 Penalties-Yards......................5-40.....................5-35 Time of Possession.............31:29...................28:31 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Mississippi St., Relf 7-46, Elliott 9-39, Ballard 11-28, Perkins 10-24, Russell 4-16, Marcus 1-0, Hanrahan 2-(minus 1). LSU, Ridley 19-78, Jefferson 10-40, Blue 5-36, Shepard 5-13. PASSING—Mississippi St., Russell 5-10-3-81, Relf 5-8-2-35. LSU, Jefferson 10-16-0-97. RECEIVING—Mississippi St., Clark 3-48, Bumphis 3-21, Heavens 2-27, Cook 1-12, C.Smith 1-8. LSU, Randle 4-34, Toliver 3-35, Shepard 2-28, M.Joseph 1-0.


Vanderbilt Ole Miss

0 14 7 7 — 28 0 7 7 0 — 14 Second Quarter Van—Stacy 35 run (Fowler kick), 7:14. Van—Foster 21 interception return (Fowler kick), 3:36. Miss—Neat 4 run (Rose kick), 1:20. Third Quarter Miss—Masoli 28 run (Rose kick), 8:34. Van—Norman 80 run (Fowler kick), 8:22. Fourth Quarter Van—Smith 15 run (Fowler kick), 8:04. A—51,667. ——— Van Miss First downs................................12........................18 Rushes-yards.....................41-227.................44-195 Passing......................................73......................190 Comp-Att-Int....................... 9-19-0............... 19-35-2 Return Yards.............................30..........................0 Punts-Avg............................9-39.1..................7-44.6 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................2-1 Penalties-Yards......................6-55.....................4-40 Time of Possession.............26:24...................33:36 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Vanderbilt, Norman 15-111, Stacy 6-46, Smith 5-35, Tate 10-30, Reeves 2-11, Team 3-(minus 6). Ole Miss, Masoli 19-104, Bolden 10-46, Neat 5-20, E.Davis 8-17, R.Scott 1-8, Grandy 1-0. PASSING—Vanderbilt, Smith 9-19-0-73. Ole Miss, Masoli 19-35-2-190. RECEIVING—Vanderbilt, Cole 4-22, Stacy 2-10, Barden 1-17, Norman 1-14, Herndon 1-10. Ole Miss, Grandy 3-47, Summers 3-38, Harris 3-29, Bolden 2-22, Neat 2-16, Logan 2-11, Hicks 1-8, Allen 1-7, Breaux 1-7, Greer 1-5.


Jackson St. Grambling St.

7 0 7 7 — 21 7 7 7 7 — 28 First Quarter Gram—Warren 3 run (Riazzo kick), 8:04. JcSt—Therriault 1 run (Ja.Smith kick), 3:31. Second Quarter Gram—Walker 2 run (Riazzo kick), 14:55. Third Quarter JcSt—Rollins 12 pass from Therriault (Ja.Smith kick), 7:33. Gram—Warren 52 run (Riazzo kick), 5:33. Fourth Quarter Gram—Walker 7 run (Riazzo kick), 12:40. JcSt—Therriault 5 run (Ja.Smith kick), 5:46. ——— JcSt Gram First downs................................24........................17 Rushes-yards.......................26-86.................37-371 Passing....................................346........................96 Comp-Att-Int..................... 29-51-1................. 6-17-1 Return Yards.............................30........................60 Punts-Avg............................7-38.4..................5-37.4 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................1-1 Penalties-Yards....................13-72.....................9-89 Time of Possession.............34:13...................25:47 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Jackson St., Therriault 13-38, Gooden 5-27, B.Lee 7-13, Je.Smith 1-8. Grambling St., Warren 16-256, Carrothers 8-63, Walker 12-47, Patterson 1-5. PASSING—Jackson St., Therriault 29-51-1-346. Grambling St., Carrothers 6-17-1-96. RECEIVING—Jackson St., Mayes 7-104, Rollins 5-44, B.Lee 4-87, Drewery 3-50, Wilder 3-29, Gooden 3-15, Pippen 2-9, Richardson 2-8. Grambling St., Thompson 3-54, Hamilton 1-26, Hernandez 1-12, Warren 1-4.

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Alcorn St. MVSU

14 7 6 0 — 27 0 0 3 6 — 9 First Quarter Alc—E.Johnson 70 punt return (Tamayo kick), 8:47. Alc—Caldwell 0 blocked punt return (Tamayo kick), 7:12. Second Quarter Alc—E.Johnson 1 pass from Bridge (Tamayo kick), 2:58. Third Quarter MVSU—FG Sanchez 23, 4:27. Alc—Nash 1 run (kick failed), 1:25. Fourth Quarter MVSU—Watkins 14 run (kick failed), 13:46. A—0. ——— Alc MVSU First downs................................15........................14 Rushes-yards.....................35-172.................29-113 Passing....................................166......................152 Comp-Att-Int..................... 14-28-1............... 18-37-1 Return Yards...........................107..........................6 Punts-Avg............................6-34.5..................8-34.3 Fumbles-Lost............................2-2.......................2-1 Penalties-Yards..................11-104.....................6-44 Time of Possession.............29:28...................30:32 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Alcorn St., Nash 20-81, Bridge 8-67, Doss 1-13, Caldwell 4-9, Barnes 1-3, Team 1-(minus 1). MVSU, Watkins 14-50, Hughes 7-24, C.Williams 3-22, Robert 4-17, Dabney 1-0. PASSING—Alcorn St., Bridge 10-17-1-127, Barnes 4-9-0-39, D.Smith 0-2-0-0. MVSU, Hughes 18-371-152. RECEIVING—Alcorn St., Collier 3-66, E.Johnson 3-42, Parker 2-29, Reed 2-14, Ti.Lewis 1-5, Caldwell 1-4, Nash 1-4, Singleton 1-2. MVSU, C.Williams 6-69, Robert 4-30, Cox 2-20, Russ 2-18, Gaston 2-16, Sam 1-0, Watkins 1-(minus 1).

Prep Football Mississippi Prep Polls Fared

By The Associated Press How Mississippi’s top-ranked high school football teams did in Friday night’s games

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

South Panola (4-0) was idle. Meridian (4-0) was idle. Madison Central (4-0) was idle. Gulfport (4-0) beat Northeast Lauderdale 42-28. Southaven (4-0) beat Douglass, Tenn., 48-6.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

West Jones (3-0-) was idle. Picayune (3-0) beat Pascagoula 48-21. Wayne County (3-1) was idle. West Point (3-1) beat Noxubee County 28-13. Ridgeland (4-0) was idle.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Noxubee County (4-1) lost to West Point 28-13. Lafayette (5-0) beat Center Hill 42-24. Purvis (5-0) beat Pass Christian 28-7. New Albany (5-0) beat Independence 56-6. North Pike (4-1) beat Loyd Star 55-14.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Forest (4-0) beat St. Andrew’s 42-7. Philadelphia (5-0) beat Kosciusko 43-19. Aberdeen (4-1) beat Okolona 61-6. Charleston (4-1) beat Grenada 41-0. Tylertown (3-2) beat South Pike 28-12.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Taylorsville (5-0) beat Franklin Co. 33-17. Bassfield (4-1) beat Quitman 41-16. Calhoun City (5-0) beat Eupora 35-14. Lumberton (5-0) beat Perry Central 36-16. Puckett (4-0) beat Mount Olive 23-20.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Durant (5-0) beat St. Joseph, Greenville 31-12. Smithville (3-1) beat Hatley 21-20. Cathedral (3-1) lost to St. Frederick, La., 15-14. Mount Olive (1-3) lost to Puckett 23-20. Okolona (2-2) lost to Aberdeen 61-6.

Class 5A

Class 4A

Class 3A

Class 2A

Class 1A

Private Schools 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Jackson Aca. (5-0) beat Starkville Aca. 42-14. Brookhaven Aca. (5-0) beat Cent. Hinds 42-13. Jackson Prep (4-1) beat Copiah Aca. 38-22. Pillow Aca. (4-1) lost to Magnolia Hts. 20-17. Simpson Aca. (5-0) beat Hillcrest 49-3.

MLB American League East Division

W New York.......................90 Tampa Bay....................89 Boston...........................82 Toronto..........................75 Baltimore.......................58

L 58 58 66 73 90

Central Division

W Minnesota......................89 Chicago.........................79 Detroit............................74 Cleveland.......................61 Kansas City...................60

L 59 69 74 86 86

Pct .608 .605 .554 .507 .392

GB — 1/2 8 15 32

Pct GB .601 — .534 10 .500 15 .415 27 1/2 .411 28

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................83 64 .565 — Oakland.........................73 74 .497 10 Los Angeles..................72 76 .486 11 1/2 Seattle...........................56 92 .378 27 1/2 Saturday’s Games Minnesota 4, Oakland 2 Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 3 N.Y. Yankees 11, Baltimore 3 Tampa Bay 4, L.A. Angels 3, 10 innings Toronto 4, Boston 3 Texas 6, Seattle 1 Cleveland at Kansas City, (n) Sunday’s Games N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 11-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 1-4), 12:35 p.m. Toronto (Marcum 12-7) at Boston (Lester 17-8), 12:35 p.m. L.A. Angels (Kazmir 8-14) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 10-6), 12:40 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 4-3) at Kansas City (Hochevar 5-5), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (Cramer 1-0) at Minnesota (Liriano 14-7), 1:10 p.m. Texas (Tom.Hunter 12-3) at Seattle (Fister 5-12), 3:10 p.m. Detroit (Bonderman 8-9) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 13-11), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Kansas City at Detroit, 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. ———

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................88 Atlanta...........................85 New York.......................74 Florida............................73 Washington....................62

L 61 64 75 74 86

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................84 St. Louis........................76 Houston.........................71 Milwaukee......................69 Chicago.........................67 Pittsburgh......................50

L 65 71 77 78 81 98

West Division

W San Diego.....................83 San Francisco...............83 Colorado........................82 Los Angeles..................72 Arizona..........................59

L 65 66 66 77 90

Pct GB .591 — .570 3 .497 14 .497 14 .419 25 1/2 Pct GB .564 — .517 7 .480 12 1/2 .469 14 .453 16 1/2 .338 33 1/2 Pct GB .561 — .557 1/2 .554 1 .483 11 1/2 .396 24 1/2

Saturday’s Games Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Colorado 12, L.A. Dodgers 2 San Diego 8, St. Louis 4 Pittsburgh 9, Arizona 6 Cincinnati 11, Houston 1 Philadelphia 5, Washington 2 Chicago Cubs 5, Florida 3 Milwaukee 2, San Francisco 1 Today’s Games Atlanta (D.Lowe 13-12) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 11-6), 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 1-1) at Florida (A.Miller 1-2), 12:10 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 6-1) at Pittsburgh (Duke 7-14), 12:35 p.m. Washington (Maya 0-2) at Philadelphia (Blanton 7-6), 12:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Tr.Wood 5-3) at Houston (Myers 12-7), 1:05 p.m. San Diego (Garland 14-11) at St. Louis (Wainwright 18-11), 1:15 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 11-7) at San Francisco (Zito 8-13), 3:05 p.m. Colorado (Hammel 10-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 12-10), 3:10 p.m. Monday’s Games St. Louis at Florida, 2:10 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. Houston at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Sylvania 300 Lineup

After Friday qualifying; race today At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 133.572. 2. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 133.464. 3. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 133.413. 4. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 133.389. 5. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 133.357. 6. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 133.273. 7. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 133.249. 8. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 133.105. 9. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 133.096. 10. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 133.04. 11. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 132.97. 12. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 132.864. 13. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 132.711. 14. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 132.637. 15. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 132.54. 16. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 132.429. 17. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 132.31. 18. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 132.2. 19. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 132.167. 20. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 132.117. 21. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 132.099. 22. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 132.094. 23. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 132.085. 24. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 132.057. 25. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 131.993. 26. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 131.98. 27. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 131.884. 28. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 131.719. 29. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 131.615. 30. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 131.533. 31. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 131.193. 32. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 131.139. 33. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 131.022. 34. (64) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 130.837. 35. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 130.676. 36. (55) Mike Bliss, Toyota, 129.998. 37. (83) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 129.825. 38. (46) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 129.525. 39. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 129.481. 40. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 129.204. 41. (34) Tony Raines, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (71) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 43. (09) Bobby Labonte, Chevy, Past Champion. ———

Chase Standings

Through Sept. 11 1. Denny Hamlin............................................. 2. Jimmie Johnson.......................................... 3. Kevin Harvick.............................................. 4. Kyle Busch.................................................. 5. Kurt Busch.................................................. 6. Tony Stewart............................................... 7. Greg Biffle................................................... 8. Jeff Gordon................................................. 9. Carl Edwards.............................................. 10. Jeff Burton................................................ 11. Matt Kenseth............................................. 12. Clint Bowyer..............................................

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Transactions BASEBALL

American League

CLEVELAND INDIANS—Recalled LHP Aaron Laffey from Columbus (IL).

National League

CINCINNATI REDS—Reinstated OF Laynce Nix from the 15-day DL. COLORADO ROCKIES—Transferred RHP Manuel Corpas from the 15-day to 60-day DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Traded RHP Octavio Dotel and cash to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Recalled OF Joe Mather, OF Allen Craig, INF Daniel Descalso, OF-1B Mark Hamilton and RHP P.J. Walters from Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES—Reinstated RHP Chris Young from 60-day DL. Designated RHP Cesar Carrillo for assignment.


National Football League

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Promoted LB Alvin Bowen from the practice squad. Re-signed WR John Matthews to the practice squad. Waived WR Clarence Denmark from the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Signed DL Ryan Baker from the practice squad. Waived DL Robert Rose. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Released QB Byron Leftwich. ST. LOUIS RAMS—Signed CB Marquis Johnson from the practice squad. Waived QB Thad Lewis.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-1-9 La. Pick 4: 1-3-3-4 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-4-5 La. Pick 4: 9-0-4-4 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-2-7 La. Pick 4: 8-8-1-1 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-6-8 La. Pick 4: 7-8-7-2 Easy 5: 14-16-17-18-31 La. Lotto: 1-4-15-19-28-39 Powerball: 7-20-21-34-43 Powerball: 34; Power play: 5 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-7-1 La. Pick 4: 9-1-6-8 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-9-3 La. Pick 4: 0-5-7-9 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-7-7 La. Pick 4: 7-5-4-3 Easy 5: 8-10-25-26-36 La. Lotto: 9-14-16-21-28-31 Powerball: 1-18-37-39-44 Powerball: 13; Power play: 4

Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Extra tires cost Busch some practice time Plans for controlling By Jenna Fryer AP auto racing writer

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LOUDON, N.H. — Kurt Busch’s bid for a second championship started in a shroud of controversy when NASCAR punished his team for getting caught with an extra set of tires. The 2004 champion blamed the tire violation on miscommunication between a pair of NASCAR officials, and said he didn’t think being parked for 15 minutes of practice Saturday would hurt him in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship opener at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. “It’s just motivation for what we know we did right, we didn’t do anything wrong,” Busch said. “That’s what it takes to get me motivated. When somebody calls us out wrong, we didn’t do anything wrong, we’re going to go out there and run our best.” Busch will start ninth in today’s race, the first of 10 that decides the NASCAR championship. He opened his day sitting inside the cockpit of the No. 2 Dodge, which was held on pit road with a NASCAR official standing at the front of the car, as his competitors zoomed around him on the track. The start-and-park team Gunselman Motorsports, with driver Landon Cassill in the car, was also held on pit road as punishment for giving Penske Racing a set of tires Friday. NASCAR allows teams to use six sets of tires for practice and qualifying on Friday and Saturday. Penske had the option of swapping its assigned six sets with other teams through Goodyear, and Busch’s team apparently didn’t turn a set in when it was given Gunselman’s tires. That pushed its inventory to an illegal seven sets. “The tire transfer wasn’t done correctly,” Sprint Cup Series director John Darby said, adding that Busch will be allowed the full allotment of eight sets for today’s race. But Busch said the mix-up resulted when the team got dif differing directives from a pair of NASCAR officials, and blamed the incident on “another official who will remain nameless,

I heard that the United States government has recently appropriated something like $8 million to control the Asian Carp fish. Maybe he said $80 million, since eight mill ain’t a drop in the bucket for Guv’mint, and if so, just multiply my figuring by ten. Heck, maybe it was $800 million. Anyway, I think this is great — we are finally spending tax dollars on something that makes sense. It didn’t take long for me to jot down some figures, in case I decide to apply for one of these Guv’mint fishing jobs. I have not recently priced this kind of gear (I actually know what a sculling paddle is) but I just gundecked me a price of about $25,000 for the Guv’mint to provide me with a boat for carp control, then I got to have a truck to pull it with, right? Let’s say, $40,000 for that — we don’t want Guv’mint carp controllers driving around public boat ramps in 1991 Ford 150 pickups, do we? Also, any carp control officer (CCO) worth his sardines will have several possumbelly tackle boxes stuffed to the gills with carp lures, as well as an assortment of carp fishing accoutrements. Let’s call that another five grand. That’s $70,000 to outfit each carp control officer. What a stimulus package we’ll have with this plan! Then we’ll have to support these CCOs. I mean, they must have gas for those trucks and boats, sunscreen, sardines and cheese and crackers for boat lunches, and bellywarsh to wash it down with. Let’s say $2,500 a month, which would round out to an even $100,000 per year for each CCO. So, we could hire 80 CCOs the first year, right? More stimuli! But we don’t want to just hire these CCOs cold. With all the fishermen in the USA, I would think we’d want them to pass a test. Maybe have a series of fishing tournaments, with the winners advancing to a national finals, where the top 80 are selected as CCOs? More stimuli! Then I would think that we’d

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Kurt Busch grimaces in the garage prior to practice for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday. Busch was caught with an extra set of tires in his pit on Saturday, a rules infraction that drew a minor penalty from NASCAR.

nasCar on tV Noon, ESPN Sprint Cup, Sylvania 300 but he has two first names and you can’t trust guys with two first names. “It wasn’t anything we were trying to do. Bottom line is there was miscommunication among the officials, we paid our 15-minute penalty. It’s just like calling balls and strikes, you just go with what the umpire says and we’ve moved on from there.” It’s an interesting opening to what many hope will be the most competitive Chase since the format was introduced in 2004, the year Busch won the

opener at New Hampshire and rolled to the championship. Because the 12-driver Chase field is so stout, and 60 points already separates leader Denny Hamlin from the bottom five in the standings, there’s a sense that today’s race will be critical and a poor finish could immediately knock a handful of drivers from contention. So after a spread-out qualifying session Friday, the field seemed to tighten over Saturday’s two practices. Jamie McMurray, who is not racing for the championship, led the final practice session but was followed by Chase drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart. Clint Bowyer was sixth fastest and followed by Hamlin. Jeff Burton ranked 11th, Busch was 19th in the final practice (sixth in the first ses-

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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 par-

The city of Louisville will honor three of its Southeastern Conference basketball coaching alumni at a special ceremony on Oct. 8. Ole Miss men’s coach Andy Kennedy, LSU women’s coach Van Chancellor and Kentucky women’s coach Matthew Mitchell — all Louisville natives — will be honored at a luncheon at Lake Tiak

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Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association On Wednesday and Saturday, the Ladies of Clear Creek will play a game of “2 Lady Reverse Scramble.” Players can sign up at the Clear Creek Golf Course clubhouse.

sion), Kyle Busch was 21st and Greg Biffle 22nd. Carl Edwards was 23rd, and Kevin Harvick wound up 27th. With so much on the line, teams are using different strategies and nine Chase drivers brought brand new cars to New Hampshire. Johnson, though, is in the same car that he drove to a win here in June, even though it didn’t seem all that sporty at times. He qualified a New Hampshire-worst 25th. “There’s pros and cons about bringing new cars out,” said Stewart, who is in a tested car. “The positive is you think it’s better. The negative is you haven’t ran it. I can guarantee that just because it seems better, you’re not going to know until it’s on the track. Sometimes you get cars you like better than others.”

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want these guys (some may be girls, actually) to produce results, something relatively foreign to Guv’mint employees. It’s my plan to set up quotas for our CCOs, maybe an initial goal of, say, 50 carp a day. You got to throw the bass, trout, salmon, white perch, steelheads and other trash fish back, guys. You can catch them on your own time. Certainly we’d expect our CCOs to put in a full 40 hours a week on the job, so we could expect 250 carp to be harvested per fisherman per week, for a total of 13,000 carp annually from each CCO. Our 80 Guv’mint fishermen will therefore accumulate 1,040,000 carp in a year. Carp are big fish. If these carp average 10 pounds each, that’s 10 million pounds of carp to dispose of. When’s the last time you ate an Asian carp? Stands to reason that if they tasted good, the Asians would have never sent them over here in the first place. OK, the answer lies in a) research, or b) marketing. We have to hire a bunch of carp cooks to make these fish not only edible, but to make them taste good. Served in the finest restaurants. In the gourmet showcase at the store. But if that proves impossible, then we have to hire marketing people to promote carp casseroles, showing millionaire sports figures and movie stars smiling as they munch on carp pizza or fricasseed carp fins. TV can sell anything. After all, people eat onions and chittlin’s, don’t they? More stimuli! What a great program our Guv’mint has come up with! Now, we’ve had this control problem with skunks, out at Brownspur ...

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Late TD pass lifts Arkansas over Georgia By The Associated Press Ryan Mallett threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns, including a 40-yard scoring pass to Greg Childs with 15 seconds remaining that gave No. 12 Arkansas a 31-24 victory after it blew a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter Saturday. The Razorbacks (3-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) won on the road for just the second time in nine tries under coach Bobby Petrino, whose team had heartbreaking losses at Florida and LSU last season. Now, they have that signature road victory — and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Next up: top-ranked Alabama in Fayetteville. “This is a really surreal feeling,” Mallett said. “This is something I’ve never experienced before. This has got to be one of the greatest moments I’ve felt since I’ve played the game of football. It so rarely comes down to the wire like this. It’s sometimes gone the other way for us, but now I know how it feels to get the win.” The Bulldogs (1-2, 0-2) rallied from a 24-10 deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game on Washaun Ealey’s 3-yard touchdown run with 3:55 remaining and seemed to have all the momentum. Georgia got the ball back with a chance to win it, but Jake Bequette halted the drive at midfield with a ferocious sack of Aaron Murray, ripping off his helmet in the process. A poor punt by Drew Butler gave Arkansas the ball back at its own 28 with 47 seconds left. That was plenty of time for Mallett, who completed three straight passes — the last of them to Childs, who was wide open along the sideline, cut inside to fake out safety Shawn Williams at the 25 and went the rest of the way untouched for the winning score.

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Arkansas wide receiver Greg Childs, left, celebrates with offensive lineman Wade Grayson (71) after catching a game-winning touchdown pass in the final seconds Saturday against Georgia. The score gave Arkansas a 31-24 victory.

College Football Florida 31, Tennessee 17 Mike Gillislee ran for two touchdowns and No. 10 Florida beat Tennessee for its sixth straight win in the series. The Gators (3-0, 1-0 SEC) grabbed a third straight win in Knoxville for the first time in the 40-game series after failing to pull of the feat in 1990, 1998 and 2004.

Alabama 62, Duke 13 Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns in his season debut, and No. 1 Alabama routed Duke in its highest-scoring game in 19 years. Greg McElroy matched a career high with three scoring passes for the Crimson Tide (3-0). They led 28-0 roughly 10 minutes in.

Auburn 27, Clemson 24 Wes Byrum kicked a 39-yard field goal in overtime and Clemson’s Chandler Catanzaro missed a do-over kick to tie as No. 16 Auburn won. The game appeared headed to another OT when Catanzaro made a 27-yarder. After a 5-yard penalty on the kick, the redshirt freshman’s second attempt hooked wide left, touching off a big celebration for the home Tigers. Auburn (3-0) had rallied from a 17-0 deficit late in the first half and scored three touchdowns in the third quarter. Clemson (2-1) has lost 14 consecutive meetings in the vintage Southern rivalry.

South Carolina 38, Furman 19 Stephen Garcia threw two touchdown passes and No. 13 South Carolina beat Furman. Freshman tailback Marcus

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Texas 24, Texas Tech 14 Garrett Gilbert threw for two touchdowns and 227 yards to lead No. 6 Texas to a sloppy victory over Texas Tech.

Delta State hangs on; Alcorn tops Valley From staff reports

Lattimore added 97 yards and his fifth rushing touchdown this season for the Gamecocks, who opened 3-0 for the first time in three years. Furman’s Tersoo Uhaa threw a halfback pass to Adam Mims for a 72-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that cut South Carolina’s lead to 31-19. Furman reached the Gamecocks 30 on its next series but cornerback Stephon Gilmore sealed the game with an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Kentucky 47, Akron 10 Derrick Locke ran for a career-high 166 yards and two touchdowns to lead Kentucky past Akron. Mike Hartline passed for 250 yards and two scores for the Wildcats (3-0), who won their 18th straight regular season non-conference game. Kentucky opens Southeastern Conference play next week at No. 10 Florida.

Spartans stun Irish with fake field goal in OT Michigan State gambled on one play to beat Notre Dame — and it paid off. Aaron Bates threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Charlie Gantt on an audacious fake field goal in overtime, giving the Spartans a 34-31 victory over the Irish on Saturday. With Dan Conroy lining up for a 46-yard attempt to tie the game in the first overtime, Bates took the snap, stood up and had time to wait for Gantt to come open downfield. Gantt caught the pass for an easy touchdown, giving the Spartans (3-0) the victory and a measure of revenge for a heartbreaking 33-30 loss in South Bend last season. David Ruffer had given the Irish (1-2) the lead with a 33-yard field goal on Notre Dame’s overtime possession. Dayne Crist threw for 369 yards and four touchdowns for the Irish, who got their offense rolling in the second half in their first road game under coach Brian Kelly, but it was the Michigan State coaching staff that will be remembered after this game, for passing up a chance at a second overtime and going for the win in stunning fashion. Bates, the Michigan State punter, lofted the ball perfectly into Gantt’s arms for the latest remarkable finish in a series that’s been filled with them lately. Notre Dame took a 28-21 lead with 13:20 to play in the fourth quarter when Michael Floyd caught a 24-yard TD pass from Crist behind two defenders in the back of the end zone. Kirk Cousins tied it by scrambling to his right and finding B.J. Cunningham along the right sideline for a 24-yard touchdown with 7:43 remaining.

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that put the Wolverines (3-0) ahead 35-17 midway through the third quarter. The Minutemen (2-1) scored to get within five points with 2:05 left, but their onside kick went out of bounds and Michigan ran out the clock, avoiding another embarrassing upset by a Championship Subdivision team.

Ohio State 43, Ohio 7 Terrelle Pryor picked apart Ohio University’s defense with a school-record 16 consecutive completions as No. 2 Ohio State ran away from the Bobcats. Pryor, who also ran for a touchdown, completed 22 of 29 passes for 235 yards and two scores with two interceptions.

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Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell, left, escapes the grasp of Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith on a long gain in the second quarter Saturday. Michigan State beat the Irish in overtime, 34-31. Gilbert finished 21 of 36 with three interceptions. The game included seven turnovers, four by Texas (3-0, 1-0) and three by Texas Tech (2-1, 0-1).

Boise St. 51, Wyoming 6 Kellen Moore threw for 370 yards and two touchdowns, Boise State’s defense forced three turnovers and the thirdranked Broncos extended their winning streak to 16. The Broncos (2-0) showed no signs of rust after a 12-day rest, piling up 648 total yards. They scored 37 straight points to begin the game, allowing Moore & Co. to watch the final quarter from the sideline.

Oklahoma 27, Air Force 24 DeMarco Murray gained a total of 148 yards and scored three touchdowns to help No. 7 Oklahoma hold off a late charge from Air Force’s over-

powering run game. Murray ran for a 5-yard touchdown and scored on a 17-yard screen pass in the third quarter as the Sooners (3-0) reeled off 17 straight points to pull away after Air Force (2-1) had tied it early in the second half. Jared Tew and Kyle Halderman had rushing TDs in the fourth quarter for Air Force, but Oklahoma was able to pick up two first downs and run out the final 3:39.

Michigan 42, UMass 37 Denard Robinson accounted for 345 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 20 Michigan overcome its poor defense in a win over FCS foe Massachusetts. Robinson was 10-of-14 for 241 yards, connected with Darryl Stonum for TDs 45 seconds apart late in the first half and had an interception. He ran 17 times for 104 yards and a score

Ed Wesley ran 19 times for 165 yards and two touchdowns, Andy Dalton completed 21 of 23 passes for 267 yards with two scores, and No. 4 TCU stretched its home winning streak to 16 games. The Horned Frogs (3-0) scored touchdowns on their first five drives to build a 35-3 lead and had 335 of their 558 total yards by halftime.

Nebraska 56, Washington 21 Taylor Martinez ran for 137 yards and three touchdowns, threw for another 150 yards and a score and No. 8 Nebraska (3-0) rolled up 383 rushing yards against overwhelmed Washington (1-2).

Wisconsin 20, Arizona State 19 Wisconsin’s Jay Valai blocked a game-tying extra point try with 4:09 left, and the 11th-ranked Badgers (3-0) held on to beat Arizona State. John Clay rushed for 123 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter for Wisconsin.

One way or another, it seems, Delta State will find a way to beat Valdosta State these days. Valdosta quarterback Blake Whitmire was denied on a fourth-down sneak attempt at the Delta State 14-yard line with 30 seconds left, and the Statesmen hung on for a 27-23 victory Saturday. Micha Davis completed 27 of 32 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns to lead Delta State (2-1, 2-0 Gulf South Conference). Chance Dennis caught three passes for 93 yards and two scores, including a go-ahead 72-yard touchdown with 4:11 left in the third quarter. Matt Dean kicked a 24-yard field goal with 9:15 left in the fourth to give Delta State a 27-21 lead. Valdosta State (2-1, 0-1) recorded a safety when DSU’s Tyler Caldwell was tackled in the end zone with 4:30 remaining, then set off on its last-ditch drive. The Blazers converted two third downs and a fourth down and got to the DSU 14 with under a minute to play. Whitmire was stopped on fourth-and-1, however, and Delta State was able to run out the clock.

Hardin-Simmons 45, Mississippi College 10 Justin Feaster completed 25 of 31 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns, and ZaVious Robbins and Colton Brewer each went over the 100-yard receiving mark as HardinSimmons (3-0, 1-0 American Southwest Conference) routed Mississippi College (2-1, 0-1). Robbins caught 10 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown. Brewer had five catches for 100 yards. Former Hinds AHS star Austin Divinity ran for 80 yards and a touchdown for Mississippi College.

Belhaven 49, Lindsey Wilson 21 Alex Williams threw for 377 yards and five touchdowns to lead Belhaven past Lindsey Wilson College. Cordario Calvin was Williams’ favorite target. He caught seven passes for 200 yards and three long touchdowns of 77, 58 and 42 yards. Barry Johnson added 81 yards and a score on the ground.

Millsaps 38, Austin 24 Shane Bowser rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback Garrett Pinciotti threw three touchdown passes to lead Millsaps past Austin College. All three of Pinciotti’s touchdown passes came in the second half, helping the Majors (1-2, 1-0 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) pull away.

Alcorn St. 27, MVSU 9 Edward Johnson scored two touchdowns, including one on a 70-yard punt return, and Alcorn State defeated Mississippi Valley State. Gabriel Nash added 81 rushing yards and a TD, and the Braves (2-0, 1-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) also scored on a blocked punt. Christopher Watkins had the only touchdown for the Delta Devils (0-3, 0-2) on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Grambling 28, JSU 21 Frank Warren rushed for 256 yards and two touchdowns, Cornelius Walker added two more touchdowns on the ground, and Grambling beat Jackson State. Casey Therriault was 29-of51 passing for 346 yards and a touchdown for Jackson State, and also ran for two scores. Former Hinds AHS star Anthony Mayes caught seven passes for 104 yards.

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Eli, Peyton face off in ‘Manning Bowl II’ Vikings try to get INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — If the Colts were playing anybody else, Archie Manning would want to kick back in Lucas Oil Stadium and enjoy tonight’s game like every other fan. Not this time. With sons Peyton and Eli squaring off in “Manning Bowl II,” Archie and his wife, Olivia, plan to keep quiet as they watch their two boys. They’ve never had a favorite son and they’re not about to start choosing now. “You can’t go in there pulling for one of them to win because it’s almost like pulling for the other one to lose,” Archie said. “We’re going to show up, we’re going to be there, we’re going to support the offense and make sure neither gets hurt and be proud and move on.” To most of the football world, Peyton vs. Eli, The Rematch, is one of this season’s feature attractions. It pits two of the league’s top teams and best quarterbacks against one another, giving everyone an early season chance to see how they measure up. Inside the family circle, it’s an emotional tug-of-war. Barring a last-minute change of plans, Archie said his oldest son, Cooper, will keep the plan he made after attending Manning Bowl I. He’ll stay home and watch it on TV. Why? Because it wasn’t any fun. Archie’s other two boys have no choice. As the stars of the big show, the Manning boys have already scripted their reunion. They’ll talk briefly during warmups, shake hands during the coin toss, peer at one another during the National Anthem and, finally, play ball, on the big stage. But the game is bound to have some strangely personal moments. “I remember the last time looking across the field during the National Anthem and, coincidentally, we were stand-

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, left, throws the ball under pressure from Houston’s Mario Williams during last week’s season-opener. Manning will face his brother, Eli, when the Colts host the New York Giants tonight.

NFL ing on about the same yard line,” Peyton said. “It was kind of strange being in New York, looking across the field and seeing your brother, knowing he’s going to be the starting quarterback for the other team.” The Mannings’ first meeting, Sept. 10, 2006, marked the first time in NFL history two brothers started the same game at quarterback. Peyton won that one, 26-21. After tonight, the Colts and Giants won’t meet in the regular season again until 2014. After that, it would be 2018, but Peyton believes he won’t be around that long. Fortunately for the brothers, things have been a little easier the second time around. “It was the opening game of the year (last time) and it was almost five months of getting questions about it,” Eli said. “It’s one thing to get it for a

couple of days, it’s another thing for five months.” If the Mannings had their way, this game wouldn’t even be about them. Teammates would prefer it that way, too. Eli said the Giants have teased him about Manning Bowl II, and Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney acknowledged that he does get irritated with all the hype. “Absolutely,” he said. “Obviously, there’s 53, or 52, other guys out there, playing the game and that gives the perception that there’s only two guys playing on the field when really it’s the Colts versus the Giants. But it’s always that way. It’s always Brett Favre against Drew Brees, or whatever, and as a defensive player you do feel like that. We’re not just out there like pawns for everyone else, but I understand why they do it.” The Colts’ banged-up offensive line gave up two sacks and nearly a dozen more hits

last week at Houston, and even Peyton acknowledged his brother is more equipped to escape the pocket. “Yeah, he (Peyton) has told us to get after the quarterback before, but I doubt he’ll tell us that this week,” Colts cornerback Kelvin Hayden said. “I’m sure he wants to see us do well, but I’m not sure he wants us to rough up his brother.” Dad doesn’t want to see that happen, either. All Archie really wants is for this game to end with nobody hurt. “Four years ago I thought we had the best of it. We wanted it to be a good game. It was. We wanted them to play well. They did. We didn’t want anyone to get hurt. They didn’t, and I don’t think we could ask for anything more,” Archie said. “It’s just kind of hard to talk about it. We try to roll on with it and get through it and get ready for somebody else next week.”

5-foot-10, 195-pound sophomore scored on Vanderbilt’s first play from scrimmage, running untouched for the longest run of his career and the second-longest run in school history. “It just opened up,” Norman said. “I almost hesitated because it opened up so big.” Larry Smith added a 15-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. He also completed 9 of 19 passes for 73 yards. While the Commodores were making the most of their opportunities on Saturday, Ole Miss couldn’t avoid crucial mistakes. The Rebels dropped at least two touchdown passes, missed a field goal and lost a fumble in the fourth quarter that set up Vanderbilt’s final touchdown. “Those are crucial,” Ole Miss quarterback Jeremiah Masoli said. “We have to step up and make those

plays. Hindsight is 20/20, but if those plays go our way, we might have a whole new ballgame.” Masoli completed 19 of 35 passes for 190 yards, but threw two interceptions. He rushed for 104 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown run. Korvic Neat scored the team’s first touchdown on a 4-yard run. The Rebels lost despite outgaining the Commodores 385300. They completed only 5 of 18 third-down opportunities. It’s been a rough start to Houston Nutt’s third season with the program. The Rebels won 18 games and two Cotton Bowls over the 2008 and 2009 seasons, but have two embarrassing home losses early in this season. Ole Miss lost to Jacksonville State 49-48 in double overtime in the seasonopener. It was the first loss to a Football Championship

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Brett Favre and the highflying Vikings offense still not in sync after a preseason filled with injuries and absences, it would be no surprise to see Adrian Peterson resume his previous position as the focal point of Minnesota’s offense. So Adrian, how many carries would you like to get this week? “About 40, 50 carries,” Peterson said. “That’d be lovely. I would love that.” That will be just fine with the Miami Dolphins, who never met a game of ground-andpound that they didn’t like. The Vikings (0-1) will be wearing their throwback uniforms in their home opener today as part of a celebration for their 50th season in the NFL, and the simplified look may never be more appropriate than for this game. Peterson had just six carries in the second half of the seasonopening loss to the Saints, a schematic approach that has been second-guessed all week. “I’m excited for this game because in a league where it’s turned into kind of a shotgun, throw the ball 75 times, this is an old-school, we’re going to line our big guys up against your big guys kind of nine-onseven drill and we’re going to run down your throat,” Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said. “And we like that, because we say, ‘We’re going to stop you from running and we’re going to smash the ball up and down.’ So it’s going to be fun.” Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams combined for 127 yards and a touchdown in Miami’s season-opening victory over Buffalo last week. They used their famous Wildcat formation sparingly in that game, but still ran the ball 36 times and passed it 34, a rare occurrence in the glitzy, pass-first NFL of the 21st century.

Williams had 18 carries for 62 yards and Brown had 13 carries for 65 yards and a TD. “We’re both first-round picks, and we’ve both had some success in this league and we do a good job up front,” Williams said. “I think we really believe in our running game so as a running back group in our room, we like to be the strength of the team so we want the ball in our hands.” And, more than likely, that’s the way it’s going to have to be for the Vikings as well until Favre gets back in the flow with his receivers. The Vikings averaged nearly 380 yards and more than 29 points per game last season on their way to the NFC title game. Favre, at 40, had perhaps the best statistical season of his career. But the old man spent another summer considering retirement and didn’t show up until after the first preseason game. Receiver Sidney Rice is out until at least Week 6 with a hip injury, and starting center John Sullivan and receiver Percy Harvin also missed most of the preseason with injuries, leaving the Vikings scrambling to play catch-up on offense. “There’s no doubt we have to get on the same page and we have to do it in a hurry,” Favre said.

Subdivision team in school history. “We’ve seen hard times before,” Ole Miss senior safety George Helow said. “At this point, seniors have to come together, we need to step up on our team, bounce back, and not let go of our goal. We’ve come too far in the past few years to just start losing ballgames like this when we know we’re better than the other team.” Caldwell, who replaced Bobby Johnson after he surprisingly stepped down in July, is the first Vanderbilt coach to win his road debut since 1975. Just days after Caldwell was announced as Vanderbilt’s coach, he arrived at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., as a virtual unknown. But after a hilarious 40-minute speech that included topics ranging from his work on a turkey farm to

his rotund frame, he received a standing ovation from some of the gathered reporters. Still, his coaching skills were untested. And after the Commodores lost to Northwestern 23-21 in their season opener and 27-3 to LSU in their conference opener, it looked like he might be in for a long season. The trip to Ole Miss didn’t get off to a great start either. One of the team’s buses broke down on the way to Oxford. But Caldwell was in tears after the Commodores won, and was soaked after getting Gatorade dumped on his head in the aftermath. Vanderbilt’s players also gave Caldwell the game ball. “I haven’t slept well lately because of pure excitement,” Caldwell said. “The adrenaline is going. I’m thankful to Vandy for giving me the opportunity to do this.”

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MSU Continued from Page B1. second pick. In the first half, the Bulldogs were held off the scoreboard thanks to a pair of costly interceptions in the red zone by Relf. The first was snatched out of the air by cornerback Patrick Peterson when Relf overthrew Arceto Clark. Peterson returned it 46 yards to set up the third of four first-half field goals by Josh Jasper. On the second pick, Relf was hit as he threw and Claiborne returned it to the MSU 42. But the MSU defense held firm and forced a 37-yard Jasper field goal. Jasper set an LSU record with five field goals. He connected from 21, 44, 32, 51 and 37 yards. After the win, Miles felt extremely happy with the effort and feels more is yet to come.

Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf throws a pass in the first half against LSU on Saturday. “This is a young football team and a team, in my opinion, that if they continue to put their nose to the grindstone and fight like hell, they have a very, very good upside.”


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Braves maintain wild-card lead NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Hudson is back on track and that’s big news for Atlanta’s playoff chances. Hudson snapped a threestart losing streak and Nate McLouth homered and drove in two runs, giving the Braves’ postseason push another boost with a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday. “We were just good enough to win today. And just good enough to win is good enough for me,” Hudson said. “Every game that we win and every day that flips off the calendar is a day that more pressure gets on the shoulders of those teams behind us. But, having said that, we’ve got to go out there and make it happen.” Holding a slim lead in the NL wild-card race, the Braves got a two-run double from Alex Gonzalez and won their second straight game at Citi Field after consecutive losses to last-place Washington. Atlanta stayed three games behind first-place Philadelphia in the NL East after the Phillies beat Washington 5-2 on Saturday night. Billy Wagner struck out all three batters he faced against his former team for his second save of the series and 35th in 42 chances this year. Atlanta goes for a three-game sweep Sunday with Derek Lowe on the mound against Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Hudson (16-8) allowed solo homers to Jose Reyes and Luis Hernandez, who connected one pitch after breaking a bone in his right foot on a foul ball. Hernandez limped around the bases in obvious pain, then was removed from the game. “He ran the bases like it was broken, there’s no question about that,” Hudson said. “I can’t believe he hit it, to be honest with you.” McLouth hit a run-scoring double in the second off rookie Dillon Gee (1-1) and a solo shot in the ninth against Bobby Parnell, raising his batting average to .193. “I can’t say enough about Nate. We’ve been waiting for him to do this for a while. It looks like he’s coming around at the right time,” Braves manager Bobby Cox said. The diminutive outfielder is 11-for-33 (.333) with seven extra-base hits and 10 RBIs since he was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Aug. 31. “It clearly was the right move. It had to be done,” McLouth said of his demotion. “The month I was down there


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I worked on it hard, and it’s paying off.” Beaten by the Mets on Sept. 2 to begin his skid, Hudson went seven innings this time and yielded six hits. The sinkerballer struck out seven, walked one and induced a pair of double-play grounders, increasing his major league-leading total to 31. “It was a battle out there,” Hudson said. “It wasn’t a game where I felt like I went out there and had things in hand all day.” Even with the victory, the Braves weren’t able to increase their lead in the NL wild-card race. San Diego beat St. Louis 8-4 to remain 1 1/2 games behind the Braves, while Colorado beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 12-2 to stay 2 1/2 games back. In Los Angeles, Troy Tulowitzki hit two more home runs Saturday — tying a modern major league record with 14 in a 15-game stretch — as the Rockies earned their 20th victory in 26 games. “I really don’t have words to describe what we’re seeing from Troy Tulowitzki,” manager Jim Tracy said. “I mean, how do you describe 14 homers in 15 games? You know, it’s one thing to be hot, and another to be in a zone like this guy is in. But he has that type of mentality. He loves this time of the year, and he’s proven that going back to 2007.” Tulowitzki has four multihomer games this season — all of them within his last 10 games — and is hitting .394 with 35 RBIs in his last 16 contests. He joined Albert Belle (1995) and Barry Bonds (2001) as the only players since 1900 to homer 14 times in a span of 15 games. “That’s awesome. But I think the timing of it — coming down the stretch here — is what def definitely makes me a lot happier with it because it’s huge for our team,” Tulowitzki said. “If you had to pick one time to do it, it would be now. So I’m definitely proud of that. “I might not play any better

than this in my entire career, so it’s something that I’ll always remember,” he added. “But for right now, I’m not done with this.” Across the country, Ryan Ludwick snapped a ninthinning tie with a three-run homer, helping the San Diego Padres beat his old team and end an 11-game losing streak in St. Louis. Will Venable and David Eckstein had three hits and an RBI apiece for the Padres, who snapped a three-game skid overall. They hadn’t won in St. Louis since Aug. 7, 2007. Ludwick and Matt Stairs hit back-to-back homers off Kyle McClellan (1-4), who hadn’t allowed a run in eight straight outings. Ludwick is 5-for-11 in the first three games of a homecoming series. Jeff Suppan allowed a run in five innings for the Cardinals, who fell 6 1/2 games behind the Reds with 15 games to go. They’ve gone 18-25 since trading Ludwick.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Be Cool” — Chili Palmer, John Travolta, runs afoul of music-industry players when he teams up with a friend’s widow, Uma Thurman, to produce a singer’s debut album./7 on CW n SPORTS NFL — It’s brother vs. brother as Eli Manning leads the New York Giants into Indianapolis to battle elder brother Peyton and the Colts./7 on NBC n PRIMETIME “The Gates” — A controversial decision threatens to tear Uma Thurman the neighborhood apart; Sarah makes a discovery about Devon; Brett reacts to the news that Charlie and Andie are back together./8 on ABC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS James Lipton, TV host, 84; Adam West, actor, 80; Bill Medley, singer, 70; Jeremy Irons, actor, 62; Twiggy Lawson, actress, 61; Joan Lunden, TV personality, 60; Trisha Yearwood, country singer, 46; Cheri Oteri, actress-comedian, 45; Jimmy Fallon, comedian-talk show host, 36; Eamon, rapper, 27. n DEATH Billie Richards — Canadian actress best known for voicing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in the enduring animated 1964 television special, died at 88. Richards, who had suffered strokes, died Friday at her home in Burlington, Canada, west of Toronto, said Rick Goldschmidt, who documented the history of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and its producers.


Lohan tweets she failed drug test Lindsay Lohan has confirmed on her Twitter page that she failed a court-ordered drug and alcohol screening, and she said that if asked, she is ready to appear before the judge in her case and face the consequences for her actions. In a series of messages posted late Friday, the actress said “Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test.” Lindsay The test result could mean a probation vioLohan lation and more jail time for the 24-year-old actress. In July, Lohan was sentenced to three months in jail followed by three months in rehab after violating probation stemming from a pair of drug and driving under the influence cases filed after two arrests in 2007.

Brand arrested after fracas Russell Brand has been arrested following an altercation with a photographer. The 35-year-old British actor-comedian was taken into custody Friday at Los Angeles International Airport for a misdemeanor charge of simple battery, according to police. Brand was booked at LAPD’s Pacific Division and initially held on $20,000 bail. He was released later Friday on his own recognizance.


Woman charged in dog poop case Dog owners, beware: If you live in suburban Chicago and don’t pick up after your pet, you might get tossed an unpleasant reminder. Police in Naperville say a woman who stepped in dog feces outside her apartment appears to have retaliated by heaving it at the door of her neighbor who owns a dog. Susan Miller was charged with disorderly conduct after her bizarre protest Wednesday.


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Woman who loses bra now finds herself in a bind Dear Abby: The most embarrassing thing happened to me at the chiropractor’s office. I typically see him before going to the gym, and change into my gym clothes in the waiting area bathroom. It’s easier for my doctor to treat me when I’m not in my office attire. After completing my workout, I realized that my bra hadn’t made it into my gym bag and must still be on the doctor’s bathroom floor. I am embarrassed for two reasons: (1) He is single and handsome, and I don’t want him to think I’m trying to send him a “signal” of some kind, and (2) it was my favorite bra! How do I begin to address this? — “Debbie” in Dallas Dear “Debbie”: Your bra may be gone but I’m here to support you. Please stop feeling embarrassed. It’s entirely possible that your chiropractor never saw the bra. Call the person who schedules your doctor’s appointments, explain what happened, and ask if the item has been turned in. If it was, collect it when you go in for your next appointment or ask that it be sent to you. Dear Abby: I reconnected with “Andy,” a former high school classmate, and we started a relationship. Because of his actions last year the relationship ended. It started again several months ago. Currently it’s on the right track. Andy is a great guy who fulfills almost everything I am looking for. He accepts me for who I am and doesn’t judge me. He’s polite and cares about me. My problem is, I’m not physically attracted to him. Abby, if he’s “almost” everything I’m looking for, why am I not attracted to him? Am I blowing it with the one guy I’m supposed to be with, or is there someone else out there for me? — Confused in Connecticut Dear Confused: I wish you had mentioned what caused your breakup last year. If the reason you’re not physically attracted to Andy is something he can change, you should talk to him about it. If it’s nothing you can put your finger on, then talk with a counselor to see if the problem could be a fear of commitment on your part. But if it is neither, then face it — you need to let him find someone who IS attracted to him. To marry someone feeling as you do would be dishonest and cheat you both out of a full and happy union. Dear Abby: I have been seeing a guy, “Bill,” who I believe is my soul mate. We have discussed our future and decided that after college we will have four kids. We love each other, and we’re trying to wait until we’re married to have sex. I talked


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William Gibson’s ‘Zero History’ is fascinating tale of branding book review

By Monica Rhor The Associated Press It’s fitting that the latest novel from the man credited with coining the word “cyberspace” is littered with references to the cyber-toys of 21st-century life. In William Gibson’s “Zero History,” a thriller about the search for the designer of a mysterious, highly soughtafter underground clothing brand, characters flash iPhones, do Google searches, communicate through Twitter and rely on GPS tracking devices with almost addictive fervor. Gibson has created a world that seems futuristic yet is tinged with retro touches,

“Zero History” by William Gibson including constant references to ’80s pop culture, faded fashion trends and H.G. Wells fiction. It is dis-

tinctly familiar, yet somehow disorienting. The intricate, at times confusing, story line centers on Hubertus Bigend, a wealthy, powerful — and ultimately distasteful — businessman who reels Milgrim, a recovering drug addict, and Hollis Henry, a former rock star, into his quest to secure a contract for U.S. military uniforms. Bigend also wants to track down the designer behind Gabriel Hounds, an off-market clothing line. His pursuits put Bigend — and his increasingly reluctant recruits — at odds with a retired Special Forces officerturned-arms dealer, leading

to a highly choreographed showdown. At its weakest, “Zero History” relies on an overly complex, less-than-compelling plot. It’s difficult for anyone except the most hardcore fashionista to get excited about the search for a brand of jeans. However, at its best, Gibson’s latest work is a fascinating running commentary on a culture ruled by brand names, electronic gadgets and constant, evermore intrusive methods of surveillance. Like Milgrim, Gibson displays a keenly observant eye for detail and layers his novel with descriptions of iconic pop culture artifacts such

as Kangol caps and B.U.M. Equipment sweat pants. Ultimately, the dizzying ride through a landscape of labeldropping and brand names produces what one character calls “an allergy” to logos, corporate mascots and “any

concentrated graphic representation of corporate identity.” Not a bad takeaway in an age when personal branding and product placement are the order of the day.

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“Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters” by Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger explores the lives of Mary, Katherine, and Jane Grey. Born into aristocracy, the Grey sisters were the greatgranddaughters of Henry VII, grandnieces to Henry VIII, legitimate successors to the English throne, and rivals to Henry VIII’s daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. Lady Jane, the eldest, was thrust center stage by greedy men and uncompromising religious politics when she briefly succeeded Henry’s son, the young Edward I. Dubbed “the Nine Days Queen” after her short, tragic reign from the tower of London, Jane has over the centuries earned a special place in the affections of English people as a “queen of the public’s heart.” But as the author reveals, Jane was actually more fanatical than gentle, more leader than pawn, and Mary and Katherine Grey found they would have to tread carefully in order to avoid sharing their elder sister’s violent fate. “When the Game Was Ours”: Larry Bird and Marvin “Magic” Johnson give the definitive account of their decades-long rivalry and friendship. Their uncommonly competitive relationship came to symbolize the most thrilling rivalry in the NBA — East vs. West, physical vs. finesse old school vs. show time. Each pushed the other to greatness, and together Bird and Johnson have collected eight NBA

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championships and six MVP awards, helping to save a foundering NBA. At the start they were bitter rivals, but along the way they became lifelong friends. “The Mom & Pop Store”: Robert Spector tells how the unsung heroes of the American economy are surviving and thriving. Long fascinated by the direct connection between neighborhood merchants and their customers, Spector hit the road to explore the state, and the state of mind, of independent retailers who cultivate community identity and camaraderie, and are the glue that bonds people in big cities and small towns alike. From a bookstore in Bellingham, Washington, to a Polish bakery in Chicago, from a soul food restaurant in Memphis to a Jewish deli in Newark, New Jersey, owners of Mom & Pop stores told him their stories, revealing the passion, creativity, and tenacity required of the small-business owner. These unsung American heroes shared with Spector their laughter and their tears. “Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life”: by Bill Minutaglio and W. Michael Smith is a comprehensive, narrative biography. Molly Ivins was groomed for a gilded life in moneyed Houston, Texas, but she reinvented herself as one of the most provocative, courageous, and influential journalists in American history. Presidents and senators called her for advice; her column ran in 400 newspapers; her books, starting with “Molly Ivins Can’t Say that, Can She?,” were bestsellers. But despite her fame, few people knew her, what her background was, who influenced her, how her political views developed or how many painful struggles she fought. “The Tyranny of E-Mail”: John Freeman examines

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the 4,000-year journey to your Inbox. Freeman takes an entertaining look at the nature of correspondence through the ages. From love poems delivered on clay tablets to the art of the letter to the vast network brought on by the Internet. The first e-mail was sent less than 40 years ago; by 2011 there will be 3.2 billion e-mail users. The average corporate worker now receives upwards of 200 e-mails per day. The flood of messages is ceaseless and follows us everywhere. It’s time for a break. As the toll of e-mail mounts by reducing our time for leisure and contemplation and by separating us from one another in an unending battle with an overfull inbox, the author enters a plea for communication that is more selective and nuanced, and, above all, more sociable.

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“Weekends at Bellevue”: Julie Holland explores her nine years on the night shift at the psych ER. In an absorbing memoir laced with humor, Holland provides an unvarnished look at life in the psych ER of New York City’s Bellevue Hospital, recounting stories from her vast case files that are alternately terrifying, tragically comic and profoundly moving: The serial killer, the naked man barking like a dog in Times Square, the schizophrenic begging for an injection of club soda to quiet the voices in his head, the subway conductor who watched a young woman being pushed into the path of his train. Holland comes to understand, the degree to which someone can lose his or her mind is infinite, and each patient’s pain leaves a mark on her as well. I’m Still Standing: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen” by Shoshana Johnson is the story of her journey home. In March 2003, when Operation Iraqi Freedom was only days old, world headlines were made when a U.S. Army convoy was attacked in the city of An-Nasiriyah en route to Baghdad. Several soldiers were killed and others were taken prisoner. Jessica Lynch became the face and name associated with this tragedy, but another female solider, Shoshana Johnson, was also wounded and captured in the ambush. A video of Shoshana being interrogated by her captors was soon broadcast on Spanish-language television and then picked up by American media. Shoshana had become the first black woman prisoner of war in U.S. history. She was held for 22 days. When Shoshana returned to the U.S, she received numerous awards for her valor. She appeared on news networks and national television shows, but she was bound by a military gag order. She was unable to discus what really happened in Iraq, until now. “Highest Duty: My Search for what Really Matters” by Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger tells his life story and talks about the essential qualities that he believes have been so vital to his success. In January 2009, the world witnessed one of the most remarkable emergency landings in history when Captain Sullenberger brought a crippled US Airways jet onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all the passengers and crew. The successful outcome was the result of effective teamwork, Sully’s dedication to airline safety, his belief that a pilot’s judgment must go hand-in-hand with—and can never be replaced by— technology, and forty years of careful practice and training. From his earliest memories of learning to fly as a teenager in a crop duster in the skies above rural Texas to his years in the U.S. Air Force at the control of a powerful F-4 Phantom, Sully describes the experiences that have helped make him a better leader, particularly the importance of taking responsibility for everyone in his care. “The Sisters Who Would Be Queen”: Leanda de Lisle


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GASOLINE PRICES Average regular unleaded self-service prices as of Friday: Jackson..............................$2.57 Vicksburg..................$2.54 Tallulah..............................$2.67 Sources: Jackson AAA, Vicksburg and Tallulah, Automotive. com

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

Ex-River Region exec to run Jackson firm A former Vicksburg hospital administrator has been named the new chief executive officer of Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Scott Smith was associate administrator of River Region Health System, CEO of Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City, La., and CEO of River West Medical Center in Plaquemine, La. He helped oversee construction of new hospitals and emergency clinics after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, has aided in medical staff development and has managed financial records. Smith has a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and a master’s from Belhaven College.

Hospitality exec to speak at VAMP Lynn Foley, a Vicksburg sales and marketing professional, will speak during the Oct. 6 meeting of the Vicksburg Association of Marketing Professionals. Foley is a VAMP member and has served in leadership roles. She is the director of sales and marketing for Southern Hospitality Services, which manages the Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Suites and EconoLodge in Vicksburg. She is president of the Vicksburg Rotary Club, and serves on other boards and aids with community service. VAMP will meet at noon at Ameristar Casino’s Heritage Buffet. Cost is $12 per person. E-mail vicksburgmarketing@

Automotive group to meet in Tunica The 2010 Southern Automotive Conference — Driving Clean: Reclaim, Renew, Recover — will be Oct. 6-8 in Tunica. The event, sponsored by the Automotive Manufacturers Associations in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, will feature representatives from the industry as well as Gov. Haley Barbour. Activities will be at Harrah’s Casino and Resort, 13615 U.S. 61 North. Cost is $149 for AMA members and $199 for nonmembers, and a portion of proceeds will benefit the state association. Register at www.saconf. com.

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People stand together as they wait in Trenton, N.J., for the office of New Jersey’s Divison of Pensions and Benefits to open.

States cutting benefits for public-sector retirees By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — William Liberty began as a trash collector in Lindenwold 37 years ago and worked his way up to public works supervisor. Until recently, he figured he would hold on to the job until he turned 65. But last week, at 62, he was preparing his retirement papers, joining a rush among New Jersey public employees. Liberty’s reason for getting out now: He is feeling the sting of a campaign by Republican Gov. Chris Chris-

tie and a growing number of other public officials across the U.S. to balance their budgets by making government employment — and retirement — less lucrative. Liberty’s pay has been frozen for two years, he has being told to take unpaid furlough days, and now, “it’s going to get worse.” Pension proposals announced this week could reduce how much he receives when he retires. Since 2008, New Jersey and at least 19 other states from Wyoming to Rhode Island have rolled back pension

benefits or seriously considered doing do — and not just for new hires, but for current employees and people already retired. It’s not just a U.S. phenomenon. In France Wednesday, lawmakers voted to raise the retirement age from 62 to 65. If the measure wins final approval, France will become the latest European Union country to require workers to stay on the job longer because of a deficit-plagued pension system. New Jersey’s governor spelled out the details of his proposal Tuesday after

telegraphing his intentions for months. They include: repealing an increase in benefits approved years ago; eliminating automatic costof-living adjustments; raising the retirement age to 65 from 60 in many cases; reducing pension payouts for many future retirees; and requiring some employees to contribute more to their pensions. “We must reverse the damage caused by fairy-tale promises that have fattened benefits and pensions to unsustainable levels,” Christie said. To be sure, the looming

benefit changes are not the only reason many public employees in New Jersey are retiring. Some say they want out for the usual reasons — to spend time with the grandchildren or go fishing, for example — or complain that government layoffs and other cutbacks are making work unbearable. But other employees figure that by retiring now, they can lock in certain benefits before it is too late. Christie has warned that New Jersey’s pension fund See Pension, Page B10.

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After blast, DOT seeks tougher pipeline oversight By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Obama administration wants Congress to tighten oversight of the nation’s pipelines and more than double penalties for some safety violations in response to a deadly gas explosion in California and a major oil spill in Michigan. Legislation sent to Congress Wednesday would increase from $1 million to $2.5 million the maximum fine for the most serious pipeline violations involving deaths, injuries or major environmental harm, the Department of Transportation said. It also would pay for an additional 40 inspectors and safety regulators over the next four years. The proposal follows several accidents, including last week’s huge gas explosion in suburban San Francisco, that have called attention to the nation’s aging pipelines and how they are monitored. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said his department “needs stronger authority to ensure the continued safety and reliability of our nation’s pipeline network.” Congress is expected to recess for midterm elections in the next 2-3 weeks, making it unlikely a bill can be enacted within the next two months. Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., chair-

The department’s proposal would eliminate exemptions from safety regulations for pipelines that gather hazardous liquids upstream of transmission pipelines, DOT said. man of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which was holding a hearing Wednesday on the Michigan oil spill, said he wants to “scrub” the proposal with the help of administration officials and lawmakers from both parties before the recess so that a bill can at least clear the pipeline subcommittee by then. “I do think there is urgency,” Oberstar said. The department’s proposal would eliminate exemptions from safety regulations for pipelines that gather hazardous liquids upstream of transmission pipelines, DOT said. It also would authorize the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, which regulates interstate pipeline safety, to collect additional data on pipelines, including information on previously unregulated lines, the department said. And, it would provide for improved coordination with states and other agencies on inspector training and oversight of pipeline construction and expansion projects involving both gas and hazardous liquids pipelines.

The safety administration is part of the Transportation Department. Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari told the committee the department is also crafting new regulations to enhance pipeline safety, including requiring the installation of emergency flow restricting devices on some pipelines and changing the distance between valves. The regulations would be separate from the legislative proposal. The department is also considering extending “high consequence area” designations to additional stretches of pipeline, Porcari told the committee in prepared testimony. Regulations put in place after several gas pipeline accidents a decade ago require oil and gas companies to inspect the integrity of pipelines in densely populated areas. Those inspections, which are conducted by the companies themselves, began in 2002 and are supposed to be completed by 2012. The Pacific Gas & Electric Co. gas pipeline explosion killed at least four people See Pipeline, Page B10.

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Crews work on a boom in the Kalamazoo River in Battle Creek, Mich., trying to capture oil from a ruptured pipeline.

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Pension Continued from Page B9. will go belly up unless something is done to close the $46 billion gap between how much the state expects to bring into the system and how much it has promised to workers. Other states’ pension funds are in shaky condition, too. The Pew Center on the States reported this year that in eight states, at least one-third of the future pension obligations for all public employees, including teachers, are unfunded. As of 2008, Pew said, state and local governments had pension obligations totaling $3.35 trillion — $1 trillion of that not covered by the future stream of government and employee contributions specified under current law. Only four states — Florida, New York, Washington and Wisconsin — had fully funded pension systems as of 2008. Part of the reason for the gap is that in tough times, states often skip paying their share into retirement funds. New Jersey, for instance, is skipping its $3.1 billion in payments this year. The problem is compounded when investments lose money, as many have in recent years. In 2008, for instance, the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System fund had investment losses of nearly 29 percent — among the worst in the country. In the past, states have been more likely to reduce pensions for incoming employees, while generally leaving the benefits of current workers and retirees untouched. That strategy can be a way around objections from unions and lawsuits from those who say the government is reneging on promises. Keith Brainard, research

The Pew Center on the States reported this year that in eight states, at least one-third of the future pension obligations for all public employees, including teachers, are unfunded. As of 2008, Pew said, state and local governments had pension obligations totaling $3.35 trillion — $1 trillion of that not covered by the future stream of government and employee contributions specified under current law. director for the National Association of State Retirement Administrators, said it may be unprecedented that so many states at once are raising employees’ pension contribution rates. Among the developments around the country: • In Mississippi, employees of state and local governments and school districts are now being required to put 9 percent of their pay into the state retirement system, up from 7.25 percent. • Rhode Island in 2009 reduced cost-of-living increases and tightened eligibility requirements for retirement. Previously, employees could retire with 28 years of service. Now, those already employed by the state will have to meet a new standard that takes both age and years of service into account. • In Wyoming, as of Sept. 1, employees will have to start paying 1.4 percent of their salaries into a pension fund — the first time in a decade the workers have had to contribute anything. • Vermont earlier this year changed the retirement age for many current employees. They must be 65, or their age and years of service must add up to 90. Previously, retirees had to be 62 or have 30 years of service at any age.

• Lawmakers in Colorado, South Dakota and Minnesota rolled back costof-living increases this year for public employees who already have retired. In Colorado, retirees had gotten 3.5 percent annual increases. They are getting no increase at all this year, and future ones will be capped at 2 percent. Legal challenges to the cuts have been filed in all three states. “Whether legislatures have the power to change benefits for people who are already in the system, that’s a tough question,” said Ronald Snell, an ana-


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Downtown gallery to host concert Mama’s Black Sheep, a Baltimore based duo, will head to Vicksburg next month. Singer-songwriters Ashland Miller and Laura Cerulli will play at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in the artists loft at the H.C. Porter Gallery on Washington Street. Admission is $5. Miller and Cerulli are on the road, promoting their debut album, “Unmarked Highway.” The two have performed together since 2008, and are veteran musicians. Porter is an artist and gallery owner whose projects have focused on the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast. Call 601-661-9444.


Photos to be focus of Mixed Nuts! The latest installment of Mixed Nuts!, presented by Peterson’s Art and Antiques, will feature photographs. From 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14, Mike McCoy of L&L Photo and Tom Isbell, author of “Sentinels of Stone,” will present a slide show of old Vicksburg scenes and images of the Vicksburg National Military Park. The event is free, and Peterson’s is on Washington Street.

Acting workshops set at New Stage New Stage Theatre in Jackson is offering acting classes for all ages, beginning Saturday. Classes for grades 1 to 6 will focus on basic skills. Grades 1-3 will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. each Saturday through Oct. 30, and grades 4 to 6 will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $100. The registration deadline is Friday. ActingShakespeare, for adults and teens 16 and older, will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $25. Auditioning: It’s More Than Acting! will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 6. The class will cover prepared auditions and cold readings. Cost is $100. Call Chris Roebuck at 601-948-3533, ext. 232, or e-mail him at education@

Ancient music kicks off season Thursday The Mississippi Academy of Ancient Music in Jackson is starting its fall season. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Season tickets are $100, student tickets are $5 and adult prices vary by concert. Call 601594-5584 or visit www. • Thursday — Bach’s Partitas; St. Andrews Episcopal Chapel, 305 E. Capitol St.,$15. • Saturday — Andrews Episcopal Choir; Vaughan Williams Mass in G Minor, Bach Cantata 82; St. Andrews Episcopal Chapel; free. • Oct. 5 — Heinavanker, Johannes Ockeghem and Estonian religious folk songs; Woodworth Chapel, Tougaloo College; $20. • Nov. 4 — Fantazias of Henry Purcell and William Lawes; St. James Episcopal Church, Jackson; $25.


Artists Lane Berg, clockwise from left, Patty Hughes and Nancy Mitchell talk about the art they created in Florence, Italy.

Vicksburg trio found artistic inspiration in Italy Would he go back to Florence? “Absolutely!” Lane Berg answered without a moment’s hesitation. “I’ll go back.” He is one of three Vicksburg artists — the other two are Nancy Mitchell and Patty Hughes — who spent five weeks this summer in Europe as participants in a program sponsored by Delta State University. They stayed in Florence — not the one south of Jackson nor the ones in Alabama and South Carolina. It was Florence in Italy. But why Florence? “Because it is the most fabulous place in the whole world,” Nancy said. “Because it is the birthplace of Renaissance art. This is where it really happened.” Every culture has produced art, she said, but it was usually plain and boring, mundane and flat. “But Renaissance art was the rebirth. It comes from the heart, and it’s all over Florence.” It would have been easy for the Vicksburg students to have simply completed the class requirements and to have been drawn into the beauty and history of the city, to be essentially like the tourists who crowd the sites, but the teacher instinct in Nancy surfaced — she’s head of the fine arts department at Warren Central High School, where she has taught for 24 years — so she came up with a plan that Patty and Lane went along with. “Here’s what we need to do,” she said. “A painting a


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He studied art at Warren Central under Nancy Mitchell and Randy Jolly before entering Delta State University, where he is pursuing a master’s degree. He is the recipient of the Hobbs Freeman Memorial Art Scholarship and a member of the Vicksburg Art Association.

patty Hughes She is a retired elementary school principal who is a member of the Mississippi Watercolor Society, Mississippi Artists Guild, Mississippi Art Colony and Vicksburg Art Association.

Nancy mitchell She has taught for 29 years, 24 at Warren Central where she is head of the fine arts department; has been STAR teacher, and was Mississippi Art Educator Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2003-2004. She was one of the first secondary art educators in the state to receive National Board Certification. She is a member of the Vicksburg Art Association.

IF yOu gO The Florence works of Lane Berg, Patty Hughes and Nancy Mitchell will be on display at the Constitution Firehouse, the Vicksburg Art Association’s headquarters at Main and Openwood streets, next Sunday afternoon, Sept. 26, from 1:30 until 3:30.



day. This will be our goal, to make sure we stick with art.” The results of their summer

Some of the artists’ Florence pieces

trip, their art works of Florence, will be on display next Sunday afternoon, Sept. 26, at a show at the Firehouse Gallery, from 1:30 until 3:30, Their works will be for sale, and prints may be ordered. It wasn’t the first time for any of them to visit Florence. Patty and Lane had been there once before, and Nancy five times as a guide for high school students — but it was

always just for a day. The five-week program is an annual one for Delta State and is an opportunity to learn and earn college credit. Dr. Duncan Baird from DSU was the instructor, “and Florence was our classroom,” Nancy said. Baird began with lessons in drawing, but moved on to water colors, figure drawing, perspective — “kind of encompassing

everything.” The Vicksburg students walked just about everywhere they went, for as Patty said, “We wanted to explore Florence, to paint Florence and Nancy kept us on track. We painted or went to a museum every morning. We usually went where Lane wanted to go. That was from

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Photos of old, new set for exhibit at Monroe’s Masur Museum The Masur Museum in Monroe will present Oxbows: Acquiescence and Continuity, an exhibit featuring photos by World War II veteran Lee Estes, Thursday through Oct. 23. The theme is decay and renewal. An opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 with a gallery talk at 6:30. Admission is free. The museum, located at 1400 S. Grand St., is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Visit www.masurmuseum. org.

Special event aims to stop violence The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence will present Purple for Peace, an event to mark National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Oct. 1 event, set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Jackson Hotel, will feature a speech by Sue Else, president of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, an awards ceremony, door prizes and live entertainment. Tickets are $15 per person, and reservations must be made by Monday. Call 601981-9196 or visit www.mcadv. org.

Fitness complex sets open house The Jackson Roadmap to Health Equity Project will host an open house Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to introduce its new fitness center and rental space. Activities will include a 5K

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from staff reports run/walk, health screenings, entertainment and food. The event will be at the Farmers Market Complex at the Jackson Medical Mall, 350 W. Woodrow Wilson, Suite 3140. Call Ernest Jackson at 601987-6783 or Beneta Burt at 601-951-9273.

Photos presentation set by Audubon group The Jackson Audubon Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Eudora Welty Library, 300 N. State St., Jackson. Former JAS president Skipper Anding will give a lecture called A Fascination with Birds: A Photographic Presentation. Admission is free. Call 601956-7444 or visit www.

MSU’s Riley Center targets kids in arts The Mississippi State University Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts in Meridian will present a series of performances and dance and choral workshops for kids from October through May. The programs are open to students from Mississippi and Alabama who are in kindergarten through 12th grade. Events will take place at the historic Grand Opera House, 2200 Fifth St. Performances will include “The Little Red Hen,” “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Call 601-696-2200 or visit

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A photo by Lee Estes that will be part of Oxbows: Acquiescence and Continuity, an exhibit at the Masur Museum in Monroe

USM sets exhibit by professor, muralist

Country music acts Mississippi events to compete in Picayune make Top 100 list

Downtown Hattiesburg set for seafood event

The University of Southern Mississippi’s Museum of Art will present an exhibit by William Baggett, a Mississippi painter professor emeritus, through Oct. 9. Baggett, who is known for his murals throughout Mississippi and Alabama, will display 30 oil paintings of Maine and Deep South scenes. Works will be for sale at the museum and at the campus bookstore. Admission is free. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 601-266-5200.

The 29th annual Colgate Country Showdown, a country music talent search and radio promotion, is set for Oct. 2 in Picayune. WRJW radio will host the event at the Picayune Auditorium, 706 Goodyear Blvd. Musical acts will compete for cash prizes and the chance to advance to the state show, set for the end of October at the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis. Tickets are $5 in advance at the radio station, or $7 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Picayune Maroon Tide Girls Baseball team. Call Delores Wood at 601-798-4835.

The Sacred Heart Seafood and Jamboree event, sponsored by Sacred Heart Church and School, is set for next weekend in downtown Hattiesburg. It will feature a 5K run/ walk, children’s activities and games, a marketplace, live music and seafood. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 608 Southern Ave. Call 601-583-8683 or visit for more information.

The American Bus Association has placed three Mississippi events among the Top 100 Events in North America for 2011. Named are the Canton Flea Market, Christmas in the Pass in Pass Christian and Cruisin’ the Coast in Biloxi. The three events were selected from a pool of 650, based on broad appeal, accessibility to motor coaches and skill at handling large groups. The list will be published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destination magazine. The complete list can be found at www.

local events & ENTERTAINMENT Warren County All-School Reunion 10 a.m. Oct. 16; City Pavilion on Lee Street; open to former students of Culkin, Redwood, Jett, Bovina, Jeff Davis and Oak Ridge schools before 1966; $5 per guest, bring a covered dish; Annie Douglas Warnock at 601-831-1343 or Donald and Bettye Barnette Oakes at 601-634-8097.

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

Outlets at Vicksburg Shopping Extravaganza 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 9; $15 per person; 601-636-7434.

Southern Cultural Heritage Center Reservations required for each event: 601-631-2997 or info@; Four-day portrait-drawing workshop: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays in September; Jackson artist Jerrod Partridge, instructor; $180 for members, $190 for nonmembers; supplies included; space limited to 12; Fundamentals of Investing: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in September; Wayne Pratt, instructor; $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers; Over the River Run: 8 a.m. Oct. 9; old U.S. 80 bridge over Mississippi River; 5-mile run, 5-mile walk and 1-mile fun run for children; fees: $25 for individuals, $15 for children 10 and younger, $55 for families of five and $75 for corporate teams of three to five; $5 late charge after Oct. 1; after-race reception at Ameristar’s Delta Point parking lot; Sewing Basics-Buttons & Hems 101: 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 16; Patricia Madell, instructor; $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers, bring an item of clothing that needs repairing; space limited to 10; Calligraphy-The Art of Beautiful Writing: 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28; Cecil Evans, instructor; $95 for members, $115 for nonmembers, supplies included; Oils and acrylics workshop: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18-21; Elizabeth Blaylock, instructor; $200 for members and $225 for nonmembers; space limited.

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

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

Vicksburg Theatre Guild Auditions: “An English Heaven & Is There Honey Still”: 7 tonight; needed are nine women ages 15 to 60, two men and a boy; “Tuesdays with Morrie”: 2 p.m. Oct. 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 4; needed are two men, one middle-aged and one elderly; Productions:

“Catfish Moon”; 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. today and Sept. 26; tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 55 and older, $7 for students and $5 for 12 and younger; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-636-0471 or

Roca Restaurant & Bar, 127 Country Club Drive, 601-638-0800

Leland Speed Library book sale

LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St., 601-636-9838

Noon-6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; also featuring silent auction; Mississippi College, Clinton; 601-925-3870 or

Book-signings Nellie Neal: noon Oct. 2; “Deep South Gardeners and Organic Gardening Down South”; Alan Brown: 4 p.m. Oct. 16; “Haunted Vicksburg”; walking tour will follow at 6:30 p.m.; meet at The Bazinsky House, 1022 Monroe St.; $10 per person; Mary Carol Miller: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20; “Lost Mansions of Mississippi Volume II”; Wyatt Waters and Judy Tucker: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20; “Christmas Memories from Mississippi”; Lorelei Books, 1103 Washington St.; 601-634-8624 or

Grillin’ For Life BBQ Cook-Off 4-9 p.m. Oct. 22 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 23; Northpark Mall in Ridgeland, between Belk and O’Charley’s; $5 to $6 barbecue plates; benefits various community organizations; 601-2149463 or

Mississippi Public Broadcasting “The Science of the Spill”: 7 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 28; local cable Channel 7;

Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 23; Renaissance Center off Interstate 55 in Ridgeland; free; 601-946-1950 or

• 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays — Ben Shaw; free.

• 8:30 p.m. Monday — Blue Monday Band; call for cover. • 8:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday — Central Mississippi Blues Society Band, local artists; free. • 7 p.m. each first and third Tuesday — Soul Idenatee and Sounds Unlimited; free.

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

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

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

Juke Joint Restaurant & Blues Exhibit, 1415 Washington St., 601-634-6878

“Little Women”

• 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday — Osgood & Blaque; free.

2 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; Jean Pittman Williams Recital Hall at Mississippi College in Clinton; $15 for adults, $10 for students; 601-925-3440. •

Duff’s Tavern & Grill, 1306 Washington St., 601-638-8828

Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St. 601-638-1000, • Atomika — Variety; tonight at Cabaret Lounge; free. • Party Planet — Variety; Friday-Saturday at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free. • BB Secrist — Oldies; Tuesday-Sept. 26 and Sept. 28-Oct. 3 at Cabaret Lounge; free. • Hoosier Daddies — Variety; Oct. 1-2 at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free. • Terry Mike Jeffrey — Variety; Oct. 5-10 and 12-17 at Cabaret Lounge; free. • Rhoney G — Variety/R&B; Oct. 8-9 at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free.

DiamondJacks Casino, 3990 Washington St., 601-636-5700, • Ted & Authur — 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday on Fantasy Pit Stage; free.

• 7-10 p.m. Friday — Ronnie Owen; free.

The Upper End at Duff’s, 1306 Washington St., 601-634-8333 • 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Music TBA; call for cover charge.

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

The Coral Room at The Vicksburg, 801 Clay St., 601-618-9349; • 8 p.m. Oct. 2 — Dave Miller Quintet, $20.

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HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’: A grand dramatic getaway By Frazier Moore AP television writer NEW YORK — It’s 1920, and young Jimmy Darmody is just a month back from the Great War. He hates what the war made him — “a murderer,” he says. He hates his bum leg, blasted by enemy shrapnel. Hates the time he lost building his future. And maybe, along with warmer feelings, he nurses contempt for his former mentor, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, who rules Atlantic City, N.J., as the town’s favors-granting, graft-collecting treasurer. Jimmy pushes for his place back as Nucky’s protege, a job he lost while he was fighting the war. Nucky tells him to slow down. But Jimmy is defiant. “You’d be very foolish to underestimate me,” Nucky warns as they face off on the boardwalk. “I could have you killed.” “Yeah,” says Jimmy. “But you won’t.” That’s just one of many crosscurrents churning “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO’s wondrous new drama, which begins its 12-episode season Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT. Set at the dawn of Prohibition when anything goes in this rollicking, stinking-rich resort town, the series boasts a robust cast including Steve Buscemi (as Nucky), Gretchen Mol, Dabney Coleman, Kelly Macdonald and, in a breakout portrayal as Jimmy, Michael Pitt. Here is a simmering, gumchewing fellow in a newsboy’s cap, ruthless yet sympathetic as he plots how to cut in on Nucky’s outlaw liquor ring. Pitt says he threw himself into the role, down to Jimmy’s limp. “I had a brace with a stick on the back of my knee,” he reports. “So, from the moment I got on set in costume to the end of the day, I couldn’t walk without a limp. Every day for

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Michael Pitt, left, and Steve Buscemi in “Boardwalk Empire” seven months. “The easiest way that I know as an actor is to make it really difficult on myself,” he goes on, chain-smoking Marlboros and lingering over a cappuccino one recent day at a Manhattan sidewalk cafe. “I found myself staying in character a lot. Even when I wasn’t shooting, I was still working: I wasn’t going out, I wasn’t seeing friends. It’s the only acting trick I’ve learned — to try to obsess.” Inevitably noted for his baby face, arresting blue eyes and pouty, pillowy lips, the 29-yearold West Orange, N.J., native seized on acting because, “I liked the attention. And it kind of evolved into a craft, a skill, which was a positive thing in my life. Then I came to New York. I never really left.” Pitt has tackled roles in more than a dozen varied, often off offbeat films that include the

disturbing thriller “Funny Games,” “The Dreamers” (directed by Bernardo Bertolucci), a pair of movies by Gus Van Sant and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” the 2001 musical in which he played a teenage Jesus freak who rips off a transsexual wannabe rock star. On TV a decade ago, Pitt was a regular on “Dawson’s Creek,” but walked away from that hit teen melodrama after 15 episodes. It wasn’t what he wanted. “My first job where I was like, ‘I made it,’ I was doing a little play off-off-Broadway and getting, I don’t know, $280 bucks a week,” he explains. “There was nothing more satisfying than that.” “Boardwalk Empire” has been plenty satisfying, Pitt says, while claiming to have “only scratched the surface” this first season. Production

wrapped in June, but the role of Jimmy and the era he inhabits “is still there. I’m still digesting it.” It’s a decade ripe for storytelling, said Terence Winter, who created “Boardwalk Empire.” “So much is going on: Women get the right to vote, the Black Sox scandal had just happened, broadcast radio came in and young people were starting to come to the fore influencing culture. All that, plus Prohibition was enacted.” Clamping down on legal liquor sales guaranteed crime, and Winter is fascinated by criminals. “People who are duplicitous and power-hungry and grabbing with both hands are always interesting,” he said between scenes last June in crime boss Nucky Thompson’s grand office in a luxury hotel

overlooking the boardwalk. Actually, Nucky’s “office” was a set on a Brooklyn soundstage. It was not far from the lot where, in sight of the East River and Manhattan’s modern skyline, a sprawling 1920s beachfront boardwalk had risen, complete with buildings and sandy beach (the Atlantic Ocean is computer-generated). “Boardwalk Empire” occupies its era in lavish and painstakingly accurate detail, from the wardrobe and period lingo to the musical score, some of which, Winter said, was reclaimed “from sheet music that had never been recorded before and hadn’t been played in 85 years.” Several of the characters are historically based, such as gangsters Arnold Rothstein, “Lucky” Luciano and a stubby young Al Capone, with whom Jimmy forms a busi-

ness partnership. There was also a real-life Nucky Thompson, who, in this densely populated series, is its centerpiece. He makes a wonderfully complex, contradictory hero. And thanks to his portrayal by Buscemi, the careworn, cadaverous Nucky is no less charismatic in his own unlikely way than a past HBO scofflaw, Tony Soprano, was in his. The comparison is apt. Winter created “Boardwalk Empire” after years as a producer and prolific writer for “The Sopranos” (on which Buscemi appeared, by the way, as a cousin of Tony’s, who ultimately whacked him). And among Winter’s fellow executive producers is another “Sopranos” alum, frequent director Tim Van Patten, along with the Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who directed the “Boardwalk” premiere, which Winter wrote. Like “The Sopranos,” Winter’s new series has dimension, unexpected twists and flashes of dark humor — plus startling eruptions of violence. Hear Pitt describe a scene in the pilot when he and Buscemi visit a bootleg distillery hidden in a funeral home. There, Jimmy angers Nucky by losing control with a potential business crony. “I get into an altercation with this guy and break a glass over his head,” Pitt recalls. “I talked about it beforehand with Marty, but I don’t think Steve knew I was going to do it.” The surprise paid off in Buscemi’s reaction. “He looked like he was going to kill me. He scared me! And he never missed a beat. “When things like that can happen,” says Pitt, “anything can happen.”

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Emma Stone, right, and Amanda Bynes in “Easy A”

‘Easy A’ starring Stone is whip-smart, web-savvy By Jake Coyle AP entertainment writer The movies are getting faster. This fall, the dialogue seems to be speeding up to an instant messaging pace. Like another web-savvy, hyper-verbal movie out soon — “The Social Network” — “Easy A” has some of the wordy whipsmarts of “His Girl Friday,” though its inspiration is much more John Hughes with a dash of Nathaniel Hawthorne. High school teenager Olive Penderghast (Emma Stone) is beautiful, sarcastic and witty. She breezes through phrases like “terminal illogical inexactitude” (falsehoods that travel quickly), makes elaborate Google Earth metaphors and does it all without arrogance or even an upturned eyebrow. She is, in short, way out of any teenage boy’s league. “Easy A” begins with her speaking directly into the camera — her computer’s webcam — explaining that “the rumors of my promiscuity have been greatly exagger-

film ated.” Introducing her story, she declares herself a reliable narrator “of sound mind and average breast size.” This narration continues sporadically throughout “Easy A,” but we only in the end find out its reason. In between, Olive accidentally develops a reputation as an “easy” girl after — to satiate her badgering best friend Rhiannon (Aly Michalka) — she lies about losing her virginity. The rumor, spread by the school’s resident religious zealot Marianne (Amanda Bynes, playing the blond type usually made a cheerleader in such movies), moves at the speed of Twitter. Olive doesn’t especially mind that her reputation is soiled since she was previously anonymous. She even embraces the role, sacrificing her rep for the sins of her classmates’ sexual anxieties. Unlike most any highschooler, Olive doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her. To help a gay friend fend off his heterosexual bullies, she pretends to have sex with him.

Other suitors soon come calling, too, like a portly kid looking for an image boost. It quickly gets out of hand and even her friends turn on her. Still undaunted, Olive dresses more provocatively (like a young, similarly chaste Britney Spears) and pins a red “A” to her outfit. The ref reference, of course, is Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter,” which she’s reading in a class taught by the school’s coolest teacher (Thomas Haden Church, in perfect casting). Narrating, Olive recommends “the original” film version, not “the Demi Moore one” where she takes “a bunch of baths.” “Easy A” cleverly inverts Hawthorne’s tale: Virginity is never lost, but in the age of Facebook (which, incidentally, Church’s character gives a wonderful rant on), rumor alone is cruel enough. “Easy A,” a Sony-Screen Gems release, is rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, language and some drug material. Running time is 93 minutes, and it gets three stars out of four.

four to seven miles a day — and I lost five pounds!” As a result, there wasn’t much of the inner city they didn’t see — museums, churches, galleries, parks. They adapted so well, felt so comfortable in their new surroundings, that tourists sometimes asked them questions. “An American stopped me and asked me something in broken Italian,” Lane said. The man was astonished to hear him reply in his best Southern English. Each of the three Vicksburg artists has his or her own style, but Nancy noted, “We got sucked into the beauty of Florence, and we wanted to put it on paper, what we were seeing. Except Lane. He stuck to his style. But that’s Lane. He could look at something and see something totally different from what we were seeing.” Though Lane said, “There were times when I didn’t.” Lane, who is working on his master’s in art education at Delta State, can’t remember a time when he didn’t love art. It began with crayons before he started to school. He’s done oils, some watercolors and a few pen and ink sketches, but his favorite medium is acrylics. “I guess I would call myself an abstract expressionist,” he said. “When I look at something, I see emotional qualities before I notice physical form.” He doesn’t draw what he sees, but “I paint my feelings instead. I like bright colors, and I love to paint the wrong colors. I paint whatever my heart tells me,” which might be faces, figures, plants and nature, “but my style is evolving. You can still see me in one of my paintings, whether it’s old or new.” Patty is a self-taught artist who calls herself “a nonobjective painter, mostly, but I

do abstract as well, meaning there is some reality in it, but not much.” She said she is “a new artist,” for most of her career was in education, much of the time as principal at Grove Street and at Beechwood. She was at the latter school when Beechwood won top honors with the late Jan Ferris as arts coordinator, “and I think that’s what encouraged me to seek out what my art was.” Her daughter was a student in Nancy’s class at Warren Central — that was about 15 years ago and Nancy told Patty to read a certain book, do all the exercises “and report back to me.” Nancy not only taught Lane, but “she truly is my mentor,” Patty said. Patty likes to paint something “that grabs the viewer, makes them stay, really think about what they’re looking at and walk away with a feeling of some emotion.” Nancy classifies herself as “a realist, but I guess in an impressionistic way. I change colors. I don’t care if a statue is gray — I’ll put other colors on it. I like detail, but I try to loosen up. I catch the moment. I like to look at things, and I want other people to see what I’m seeing — the color in it and the atmosphere around it.” She was a bit hesitant about going to Florence for the summer, she said, because she didn’t want to be away from her family and “because I haven’t been in a class in so long.” She’s been the teacher, not the student — “and somebody is going to tell me what to draw? That’s going to be kind of hard, I thought.” All agree that Dr. Baird was very helpful, sometimes offering his critiques in a subtle way, and Patty summed it up: “Even if you had him for 5 minutes, it was like gold.” “I guess you could go and

not learn,” she said, “if you really, really tried hard. But it would be difficult not to learn. You learn by just being there.” Students in the program live in apartments near the heart of Florence. They may do their own cooking, and they are given an orientation by an American who lives in Europe. They learned about shopping, transportation — all the do’s and don’ts. Language, they agreed, was not really a problem. “Just be polite,” Patty said. “Don’t barge in. If you try and be nice, they appreciate it. Italians are extremely kind and generous and almost loving. I was very impressed with that and also with their high sense of respect for their history, their culture and their heritage.” What might not have been covered in the orientation, Nancy taught them because, she said, “I love Italy, and I read all these books about Italy, and I have little facts that I throw out, and Patty looks at me like...” Patty interrupted: “She has the wonderful, historical wealth of knowledge, and every place that we saw in Florence, she would tell us something, I learned as much from Nancy as...” And it was Nancy’s turn: “But I don’t know so much about Germany, Greece or England. I love Italy.” Back home in Vicksburg, Patty has some of her work at Peterson’s and the Attic Gallery downtown and at a gallery in Jackson. Some of Lane’s work is at the Attic Gallery, but for Nancy, “There’s no time for that while I’m teaching.” You can see their impressions of their summer in Florence next Sunday afternoon at the Firehouse Gallery. •

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


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Angela Renee Crook Engaged to marry Terronce Andre Richardson

Kayla Michelle Day Engaged to marry Graham Kirk Pearman

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Mr. and Mrs. Rick Clay Jordan The bride is the former Tasha Elaine Wynn

Crook, Richardson to recite vows on Oct. 9 Miss Day, Pearman to Jordan, Wynn marry recite vows on Nov. 6 at Greater Grove M.B. The engagement of Angela Renee Crook to Terronce Andre Richardson, both of Plano, Texas, is announced today. The wedding will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 9, 2010, at the Rainbow Event Center in Vicksburg. A reception will follow. Miss Crook is the daughter of the late Catherine Jones and Lewis Davis of Vicksburg. Mr. Richardson is the son of Terri and Gill Houston Sr. of Baton Rouge and Gail and Gregory Richardson of New Orleans. He is the grandson of Shirley and Louis Adams of The Woodlands, Texas, and Josephine Richardson of New Orleans.

The bride-elect is a 1991 graduate of Warren Central High School. Miss Crook is an associate manager of BBVA Compass Bank. The prospective groom is a 1993 graduate of St. Augustine High School. He received an associate degree in accounting from Delgado Community College, a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans and a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in accounting from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Richardson is an assistant controller for McKool Smith.

The engagement of Kayla Michelle Day to Graham Kirk Pearman, both of Vicksburg, is announced today. Vows will be exchanged at 2 p.m. Nov. 6, 2010, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Sheffield. A reception will follow. Miss Day is the daughter of Kathy Day and Tommy Day, both of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of Willie C.L. and Katie Smith and the late William â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frenchieâ&#x20AC;? Day, all of Vicksburg. Mr. Pearman is the son of Les and Sandra Pearman of

Vicksburg and Sherie and Mike Herrington of Greenwood. He is the grandson of the late Arthur and Lois Pearman of Cleveland. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Vicksburg High School, where she was a member of the band and HOSA. She is pursuing a degree in medical laboratory technology from Hinds Community College. The prospective groom attended Warren Central High School and serves as manager of Duffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern and Grille.

Miss Doss, Mr. Brown to recite vows Oct. 14 The engagement of Yolanda Shuntae Doss of Vicksburg to Reginald Renaird Brown of Jackson is announced today. Vows will be exchanged in a private ceremony at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, 2010, in Vicksburg. A reception will be held Oct. 30. Attendance is by invitation only.

Miss Doss is the daughter of Mary Wrighten of Vicksburg and John Doss of Carpenter. She is the granddaughter of the late Amos and Ollie Hill of Hermanville and Lucinda Doss and the late John Doss Sr. of Carpenter. Mr. Brown is the son of Robert Cooley and the late

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sept. 25 â&#x20AC;˘ Amanda Michelle Nevels and Christopher Dalton Brock 6 p.m at Crawford Street United Methodist Church

Reception in Floral Hall at the church Friends and family are invited

Bobbie Cooley of Jackson. He is the grandson of Maggie Brown and the late Levi Brown of Vicksburg. The bride-elect is a 1990 graduate of Warren Central High School. She attended Alcorn State University. Miss Doss is a casino service representative for Ameristar

Casino. The prospective groom is a 1989 graduate of Callaway High School. He attended Jackson State University. Mr. Brown is assistant manager at Captain Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.


also earned fo u r c r e d its toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Patrick J. Air Force. Duffie A 2008 graduate of Warren Central High School, he is the son of Anneen Bullock of Vicksburg.

releaseD by armeD services Air Force Airman Patrick J. Duffie has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles. He


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

Kory and Lezlie Connelly announce the birth of a 7-pound, 10-ounce daughter, Madison Ann, on July 27, 2010, at River Oaks Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in Flowood. Maternal grandparents are Travis Ward of Borger, Texas, and Renae Ward of Friendswood, Texas. Paternal grandparents are Phillip Connelly and Beverly Connelly, both of Vicksburg. The baby is welcomed by a sister, Skylar Renae Connelly. â&#x20AC;˘ James Edward â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jayâ&#x20AC;? and Dana Hynum Hearn announce the birth of a 4-pound, 12-ounce son, James Hagen, on July 27, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Walter and Ailene Hynum. Paternal grandparents are J. Otto and Alice Hearn. The baby is welcomed by two sisters, Kelsea and Hannah. â&#x20AC;˘ Chip Lofton Jr. and Melissa Chaney announce the birth of a 6-pound, 6-ounce daughter, Macie Claire Lofton, on Aug. 11, 2010, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian. Maternal grandparents are Billie and Nadine Chaney of Little Rock. Paternal grandparents are Chip and Becky

Lofton of Vicksburg. â&#x20AC;˘ Nicholas R. and Jennifer L. Hearn announce the birth of a 7-pound, 11-ounce son, John-Ryan Mitchell, on Aug. 16, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Paul and Kim Sellers and Roy and Cindy Hearn. â&#x20AC;˘ Carl D. Jr. and Andriea Miles announce the birth of a 6-pound, 14-ounce son, Cole Douglas, on Sept. 8, 2010, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Leslie and Patricia Hartshorn. Paternal grandparents are Carl Sr. and April Miles. The baby is welcomed by a brother, Wyatt, and a sister, Myah. â&#x20AC;˘ Geary S. Jr. and Lindsey Williams Howell announce the birth of twin sons, David Hilton and William Mitchell, on Sept. 10, 2010, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Judy Williams of Vicksburg. Paternal grandparents are Geary Stephan Howell Sr. and Arlane Howell of Tullahoma, Tenn.

men were Horace Allen of Vicksburg and Willie Robinson of Jackson. Ushers were DeWayne Smith and Wayne Smith, both of Vicksburg. Flower girl was Alaya Burns of Vicksburg. Ring bearer was Kaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Wuan Roberts of Vicksburg. A reception followed at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center. Hostesses were Shaundari Minor, Britney Buie, Courtney Doyle, Brina Buie and Brianna Kemp. For a wedding trip, the couple traveled to Orlando, Fla. They will make their home in Vicksburg. The bride is employed with the City of Vicksburg, and the groom is employed with the Warren County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department. Shower Walter Osborne Jr., John Carroll Sr., Walterine Langford, Sidra Burns and Johnna Pilate honored the bride with a shower at City Hall Annex.

Rick Clay Jordan and Tasha Elaine Wynn were married at 4 p.m. Aug. 7, 2010, at Greater Grove M.B. Church. The Rev. Leonard Walker officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Pate of Indianapolis, Ind. She is the granddaughter of Estella Williams and the late Louis Wynn Sr. of Vicksburg. The groom is the son of Shirley Sharpe and the late Henry Jordan of Chicago. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, LaMarco Pate. Her chosen colors were deep purple, ivory and silver. A program of nuptial music was presented by Linda K. Powell, soloist, and Shirley C. Harris, organist. Maid of honor was Avis Jenkins of Vicksburg. Bridesmaids were Beverly Steward and Marilyn Smith, both of Vicksburg. Walter Beamon of Vicksburg served as best man. Grooms-

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PHOTOS BY OUR READERS Marian Love Phillips

Linda Johnson

Marian Love Phillips saw this dragonfly, in the foreground, as being in competition with a tow making its way down the Mississippi River, although she said she didn’t see the bug until after shooting the traveling boat.

Linda Johnson snapped this photo of a praying mantis as it found its spot in a coneflower garden tended by her husband, Dan Johnson

John Black Joseph Jackson

Sam Andrews

Joseph Jackson of Vicksburg snapped this photo of a dove at just the right time to catch it munching on a piece of bread.


Two readers, John Black, top, and Sam Andrews found the 9/11 memorial flags placed near the entrance to the Vicksburg National Military Park too interesting to pass up at night. Some 3,000 banners were placed to honor the memory of those killed in the terrorist attacks on the nation on Sept. 11, 2001.

01. Legals NOTICE An application for the demolition of the structure located at 2112 Oak Street has been submitted to the City of Vicksburg Board of Architectural Review. Pursuant to Ordinance 86-4 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Vicksburg, said Board has issued a stay of demolition for the structure, for a period of 150 days beginning June 22, 2010 and expiring on November 19, 2010, for the purpose of consultation with the applicant, consultation with local preservation groups and any other interested parties, and dissemination of information concerning this structure. The property is owned by Jefferson Strong, 107 Kenzie Court, Madison, Mississippi 39110. For more information contact Paula Wright, Secretary to the Board of Architectural Review, at 634-4528. Publish: 6/30, 8/19, 9/19, 10/19(4t)

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07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

FREE KITTEN TO good home. Male, 4 months old, gray tiger stripe, wormed. 601-636-1991, 601-4154262.

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

· Education on All Options · Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

11. Business Opportunities

Be a Part of A Growing Entertainment Company. Under new management,

Tropicana Entertainment Inc. Covenant Health & Rehab of Vicksburg, LLC “Every Day of Life Counts” We are a Dynamic skilled nursing facility seeking an energetic individual.

•RN Supervisor 3 pm- 11pm Shift Covenant Health & Rehabilitation of Vicksburg, LLC 2850 Porters Chapel Road Vicksburg, MS 39180-1805 Phone: (601) 638-9211 Fax: (601) 636-4986

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❥ Marketing Database Manager ❥ EVS Deep Cleaner ❥ Cocktail Server ❥ Restaurant Cook


❥ Table Games Dealers ❥Count Room Team Members ❥ Housekeeper Benefits Include 401K, Health, Medical, Dental, Vision, Company paid uniforms, employee meals. If interested in this position, please fax your Resume to Human Resources at 601-630-2026, or apply online at

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

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

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


Production Workers International Paper is accepting on-line applications for production positions at its Vicksburg Mill. We are looking for highly motivated individuals capable of contributing to our team. Applicants must meet the following qualifications: Eighteen (18) years or older Manufacturing experience is a plus Prefer candidates who have one year of continuous work experience in the last three years Willing to perform manual laborer work in a hot or cold environment Able to work rotating shifts, weekends and holidays Possess basic computer knowledge or ability to learn The Vicksburg Mill offers a competitive benefit package. Starting pay is $13.53 with the possibility of making an average of $14.57 within 4 to 6 weeks of employment. Interested candidates should apply on line through September 23rd at:

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

The Vicksburg Post will accept for publication photos submitted by readers. The photos should be current and of interest to the public, either because of their subject matter or their oddity, or the photographic skill shown. These are the criteria that will be used in determining which photos will be published. Submitted photos should be accompanied by complete caption information and include a phone number for the photographer, which will not be published. Photos may be submitted electronically at, in person at Post Plaza or by mail to The Vicksburg Post, News photos, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

Be a part of our award-winning company driving our world-class manufacturing systems is a highly committed and experienced workforce. Batesville Casket routinely receives awards for operational and manufacturing excellence. Most recently, Batesville Casket facilities earned award-winning titles from the Association of Manufacturing Excellence, Industry Week magazine, the National Safety Council and Managing Automation Magazine.

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is currently searching for qualified candidates to fill the following position:

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Wage Rate: $16.39 - $18.58 Successful Maintenance Technician will possess the following job related knowledge, skills and abilities: Plant Operations, Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulics, Pneumatics and PLC literate preferred. Must have at least three years experience in a manufacturing environment.

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Batesville offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance; 401(k) plan, vacation, 11 paid holidays, etc.


Applications for Maintenance Technician only will be taken at: Batesville Casket 687 Warrenton Lane Vicksburg, MS When: Monday through Friday - 8:00am to 5:00 pm Saturday - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

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This stately Victorian Town House, circa 1886, has over 3600 square feet and features 6 original mantles, beautiful parquet & hardwood flooring, pocket doors, formal Living & Dining Rooms, upstairs & downstairs Family Areas, Remodeled Kitchen w/Viking Range and 4 spacious bedrooms & 2.5 Baths.


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Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.) KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

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06. Lost & Found FOUND! MEDIUM SIZED, black, female puppy. Very friendly! Around 6 months old. 601-415-6117. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg MISSING! MALE CAT, gray and black striped with a twisted tail. Silver collar. Culkin Road area. 601-2185043.

07. Help Wanted Drivers: OD/Flatbed. Class A 2yrs Exp. Req. OD: Hourly pay/Flatbed: $.38-.48cpm. Trinity Logistics Group - EEO/AA 800-533-7862 Ext. 9 Driver CDL-A Min. 1 yr. OTR exp.

$2500 Sign On Bonus Over-the-Road Flatbed Opportunities Avail. Also Leasing Owner Operators 77% Your Trailer

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Drivers- CDL-A: Our Top 25 OwnerOp Teams Avg. $244,417 last year! Co. Teams: .46 up to .82cpm split! Sign-On Bonus PAID at Orientation!

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;ACEâ&#x20AC;? Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 AUTO BODY REPAIRMAN needed. At least 3 years experience including frame repair and welding. Must have own tools. Apply in person. River City Body Shop, 2005 Highway 61 South, Vicksburg.


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POSITION AVAILABLE: ONLY Licensed Social Worker need apply for position in Yazoo County. Send resume and copy of license to Beverly Saulter, P.O. Box 1813, Greenville, MS 38701. No phone calls. Deadline: September 29, 2010. PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Full Time. MASTER'S DEGREE in Counseling, Social Work or related field. Minimum of four (4) years experience in service delivery to adults and children, at least one year supervisory experience. Licensed or eligible for licensure in counseling or social work. Valid driver's license, available flexible hours. EOE. Apply at MS Employment Service, 1625 Monroe Street, Vicksburg.

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8 Crestwood Drive

New Listing. Great location. Brick. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living/dining, separate den with wood burning heater. Hardwood floors unde carpet. 1 car carport. $134,500.

217 Brookwood Drive Great neighborhood, great school district, unbelievable price!!! Features include 2777sf, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, walk-in closets, two small bonus rooms (which can be used as an office and second living area), formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with oak cabinets, great room with fireplace, patio, central heating and air.

$239,900 601-636-5947 or 601-415-4114

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10. Loans And Investments â&#x20AC;&#x153;WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.â&#x20AC;? The Federal Trade Commission says the only legitimate credit repair starts and ends with you. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Any company that claims to be able to fix your credit legally is lying. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

11. Business Opportunities NEIGHBORHOOD GROCERY STORE for rent or lease. 601-218-9117 for more information.

12. Schools & Instruction PIANO AND GUITAR lessons. Wednesday openings. Gary & Ruth Osburn 601-618-5472.


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Wayneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1972 Chevrolet 4x4 pickup needs a little help to make his dream truck come to life. We entered his truck in the "Pepper Your Ride" contest on a Jackson radio station, and need your vote to win! Text â&#x20AC;&#x153;4â&#x20AC;? to 601-896-5289. Thanks!


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13. Situations Wanted CERTIFIED MALE NURSING Assistant Qualified for Hospice or Home Health Care. Available for part time or Private Duty If no answer, leave message. Call Richard P. Marcus, Jr. 601-634-6938 601-618-6487. TRUCK DRIVER needs work immediately! 25 years experience. Log truck. Can work Monday- Friday. Call James at 601-636-6595.

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14. Pets & Livestock


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

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601-636-6631 Currently has

30 puppies& dogs 39 cats & kittens available for adoption.


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14. Pets & Livestock DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS REGISTRATION, Monday, September 27th, 7pm, City Park Pavilion. Information/ Pre-Registration, 601-634-0199, 601-456-9709, 601-638-8952.

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Professional Quality at an Affordable Price 22 hp Kawasaki 50” Stamped Deck Reg. $3,399 SALE $


26 hp Kawasaki 60” Welded Deck Reg. $5,649 SALE $

4,999 24 hp Kawasaki 48” Welded Deck Reg. $4,499 SALE $

3,999 0% FOR 24 MONTHS or 1.9% FOR 36 MONTHS. *w.a.c.

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COOK TRACTOR COMPANY Tractors, Mowers, and Equipment

680 Hwy. 80 • Vicksburg • 601-636-4641 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • Saturday 8:00 a.m. - Noon Cook Tractor Company’s 22 years of sales and service backed up by Gravely’s 93 years of manufacturing experience.

24 hp Kawasaki 48” Cut Commercial Reg. $7,329 SALE $


31 hp Kawasaki 60” Cut Commercial Reg. $9,399 SALE $



Sunday, September 19, 2010

17. Wanted To Buy

24. Business Services

WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074.


18. Miscellaneous For Sale 10 INCH RADIAL arm saw with 7 foot table. 601619-1554. CINDER BLOCKS. 8X8X16, open middles, never used. $1 each. 601279-6277, leave message.

FIREWOOD CITY 1/2 cord Oak. $90/ load, Delivered $75/ load. U load & haul. Call 601-415-6326 or 601-735-1500. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. FRANKLIN HEATER. $65. 7267.

WOOD 601-638-

GE Clean Steel Side by Side Refrigerator. External ice and water. Immaculate. 3 years old. $700. 601-6300314 or 601-218-8134. KELLER FURNITURE For Sale - Maple Table with 4 chairs and China Cabinet $600.00. Call 601-636-1087. MOVING SALE. FULL bed, single dresser, lingerie chest, $150; tan leather sofa $50; coffee table set, $90. 601-631-1294.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique” 3508 South Washington Street


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

REFRIGERATOR Side by side refrigerator/ freezer. 24 cubic feet, ice maker, good condition $349 601-636-0077. SOFA AND OVER stuffed chair, purchased from Miskelly's 10 months ago, non smoker. Sofa- $250, Chair- $175. Wrought iron table and glass/ 4 chairs, $200. 206-769-7071. 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. YELLOW TAG SALE. New and used furniture. Discount Furniture Barn, 600 Jackson Street. 601638-7191.

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

20. Hunting 2001 ARTIC CAT 250 4x4. Excellent condition. $2000. 601-629-7757. CORN AND RICE BRAN. Sold by the 55 gallon drum. $70 each. 601-629-7757.

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

24. Business Services



•Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured


DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. I CLEAN HOUSES! 35 years experience, days only. Call 601-529-6650 days or 601-631-2482, nights. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168. WEEKEND HANDYMAN SERVICES. Help inside and outside, small carpentry jobs, tile, laminate floors, etcetera . 601-218-3861. WILL CLEAN YOUR home or office. Call in our cleaning team to help with your house keeping needs. 601-630-7059.

26. For Rent Or Lease 3 BEDROOM, TWO bath, central air/ heat, security system, deposit and references required. $700 monthly. 601-502-4593

29. Unfurnished Apartments MAGNOLIA COMMONS OF VICKSBURG, 2 Bedroom Move-In Special Enjoy Life In Our Modern, Convenient Apartment Community Located off Highway 61 South. 601-619-6821

Make us your HOME, We make Life EASY! We have it all! Paid Cable, water & trash, we furnish washer/ dryer & microwave. Ask About Our Special! Call NOW!

601-638-5587 or 601-415-8735

2 APARTMENTS FOR rent. Both 2 bedroom $400/ $450 plus security deposit. 601-218-3835. 3 BEDROOMS- $450. 4 bedrooms- $500. Both $200 deposit, refrigerator/ stove furnished. 601-634-8290.


ONE MONTH FREE RENT! Call for details!

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location. Utilities and janitorial service included. $900/month. 601-638-4050.


28. Furnished Apartments

Efficiency 1 or 2 BDR Furnished including cable, WIFI, W/D & utilities. Convenient to ERDC, WES, MS River Comm. & Port of Vicksburg Starting at $800 per mo.

601.940.5881 PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com 601-874-1116.

Classifieds Really Work!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

30. Houses For Rent

33. Commercial Property

34. Houses For Sale


4 / 2, quiet cul-de-sac, Oak Park. $1500/ month + deposit. Carla, Jones/ Upchurch, 601-415-4179.

FOR LEASE- MISSION 66, 500 square feet to 1600 square feet. Will sub-divide, 601-6297305 or 601-291-1148.

DUPLEX, 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath $450 monthly, $200 deposit. References required. 601-831-3304.

MODERN OFFICE FOR rent. Downtown area. 600 square feet, kitchenette, shower, wi-fi, parking. $495 601-529-6093.

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

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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

• Lake Surrounds Community

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

CYPRESS HILL APARTMENTS- 402 Locust Street. 1 bedroom- $250 Bi-weekly, utilites and furniture. Section 8 welcome. 601-456-3842.

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

601-638-2231 DOWNTOWN, BRICK, Marie Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $500, water furnished. 601-6367107,

LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. Stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer, no pets. $200 deposit, $450 monthly. 601638-6239.

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, Nice, country lot, freshly painted, wooden floors. $575 monthly plus deposit. 601-638-6660. 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath. 2100 square feet, office, 1.25 acres, Redwood School. 104 Fire Tower Road. $1,000 rent or rent to own, deposit required. Serious Inquiries. 601-301-0878. MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789. NICE 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, In Bovina, no pets, security deposit and references required. 601-638-2786.

30. Houses For Rent

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

1 BATH, 2 bedroom, quiet neighborhood, deposit and references required. 662-719-8901.

1999 16X80. 3 bedroom, 2 full baths. Single owner without children, really good condition. Central air and heat included. $18,000. 601-813-4703. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

Classifieds Really Work!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Bradford Ridge Apartments Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety.



601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

Candy Francisco FHA & VA Mortgage Originator Conventional � Construction Mortgage � First-time Loans Homebuyers � �

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd


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

Member FDIC

LOTS Nice lots in Forrest Cove, The Trace, Falcon Ridge and other locations. Call me to discuss building your new home!

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

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065



Classified Advertising really brings big results!


Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

2150 South Frontage Road

3 BEDROOM 2 Bath home located in Vicksburg. Recently renovated. Easy terms with low down payment and approved credit, zero closing costs, no points and no payments for 45 days! Call 601206-9012, ask for Brett for further information about this property.

McMillin Real Estate

Big River Realty

601-630-0041 • 601-631-4144

133 ROSELAND DRIVE 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home with double car garage, on one plus acre with small fenced backyard, close to WES. 1567 square ft liveable with 567 square ft garage with two utility rooms. 601-630-6618.

34. Houses For Sale


29. Unfurnished Apartments JEFFERSON COUNTY, Hwy 552, McBride area, 8 acres, 2700 square feet. Tri-level sitting atop a beautiful hill overlooking creek with a view unique to the area ideal for a permanent home, weekender or hunting lodge, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, den, dining, stone fireplace, playroom, 2 decks, $120,000 must see! 662-890-4451, 662-404-1292. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS TODAY!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

Utilities Paid •

No Utility Deposit Required

Downtown Convenience • Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

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

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management


is pleased to welcome


INTO THE GOOD LIFE! Apartment Homes

Spacious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes!



Find a Honey of a Deal in the Classifieds...Zero in on that most wanted or hard to find item.

Ask Us.


• Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

ACRES ON REDWOOD Road, $13,000 each. 100 Wigwam, 4 bedroom, 2 bath $104,900. Jennifer Gilliland, 601-218-4538, McMillin Real Estate.

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



For all your real estate needs! Top Producer for 2009



Be the first to live in one of our New Apartments! Available January 1st 2010


Great Location, Hard-Working Staff

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Call Mindy Hall


EASTOVER DRIVE APARTMENTS. 3 bedrooms from $525 to $550 monthly, $300 deposit. Management 601-631-0805.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

34. Houses For Sale


3 bedroom, 1 bath, covered parking, all electric. $600 monthly plus deposit. 601-634-1060.

CORPORATE. Fully furnished. Cable, Wi-Fi, weekly cleaning, laundry, off-street parking. 601-661-9747. $700 up.

Newly Furnished Corporate Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

1 BEDROOM, NEWLY renovated, with appliances, Call Larry, 601-630-6216.

Completely furnished 1 bedroom and Studio Apartments. All utilities paid including cable and internet. Enclosed courtyard, Laundry room. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386.

The Vicksburg Post

• 2160 S. Frontage Rd.

SCOTT MULLEN to his professional sales team. Scott would like to invite all his friends, family and satisfied ScottMullen customers to come by and take a look at the great selection of new and used vehicles.

GeorgeCarr B U I C K • C A D I L L AC • G M C

2950 S. Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS •

The Vicksburg Post

Sunday, September 19, 2010

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

Licensed in MS and LA

DOGWOOD LAKES3 bedrooms, 2 baths, excellent condition, large shop (heated/ cooled), 1 acre wooden lake lot. Call Jim, Varner Real Estate, 601-415-0211.

FOR SALE OR LEASE. 899 National Street. Completely renovated. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. 1504 square feet. 601-885-4354.

NAILOR ROAD- 3 acres, in-ground pool, level for horses, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, bonus room, 2570 square feet, living room, dining room, den, fireplace, deck, completely remodeled. Call Jim, Broker/ Owner, 601-415-0211.

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



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

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




Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.



601-636-0502 Classified Advertising really brings big results!

• • • • • •

Waterfront in Warrenton. $114,900. Lake Forest, move in ready. $148,500. 4 or 5 bedroom in Tallulah. $59,900. Marion Park, 2 or 3 bedroom. $105,000. Clark Street, 2 BR with garage. $49,000. 20 x 30 shop + 2000 SF 4 BR home off Hwy 61 S. REDUCED! $159,900. • HUNTERS: 60+ acres, several house sites + 1800SF North Vicksburg. $250,000. • 5 BR, 4 BA Brick. Can be divided for tenant. $139,900. • 2 acres/4 BR, Bovina. Updated. $150,000. • 3.6 acres, 4BR/ 2.5BA, lake, workshop, Halls Ferry. $199,000. REDUCED! • Log Cabin! 3BR/ 2 BA. $66,900. • City lots: $10,000-$17,000. • Investment Property w/ Rental income: $139,000 and up.

Carla Watson Jones & Upchurch

MUST SEE AT 218 Kendra Drive. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. 1,824 square feet. Reduced $145,000 will pay closing or best offer! Call NOW 601-831-3901.

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


365 ZIEGLER ROAD Chotard Lake, waterfront, 7 years old, furnished, leads to Ms. River, custom built, 2 decks, 3/2,, for photos, $169,900. Bette Paul Warner, 601-218-1800 anytime, McMillin Real Estate.

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


601-415-9179 McMillin Real Estate


40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks


35. Lots For Sale

40. Cars & Trucks

ENCHANTED HILLS LOTS. Moonmist Drive. 0.42 acres. Lot between Porter's Chapel and Enchanted Drive, adjacent to VCC Golf. Close to Waterways. Asking $9,600. Other lots at low prices. Shady Lane, 0.38 acres. Sherwood Drive, 0.68 acres with access to 5+ acres. Make offer. 601-638-8466.

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

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles 1997 Kawasaki KX100 Dirt Bike, green/white, good condition, $675. 601-6196856.

Discover a new world of opportunity with The Vicksburg Post Classifieds.

40. Cars & Trucks

FALL CLEARANCE 2000 to 2005 Models starting at $900 Down $250 per Month Gary’s Cars -Hwy 61S

601-883-9995 Get pre-approved @ Don’t send that lamp to the curb! Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light. 601636-SELL.

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

1994 DODGE RAM 2 door. Long wheel base, bed cover, body good condition. $450, 601-953-5313.

2005 TOYOTA PRIUS. Stock# 600166A. $13,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 1877-776-4770.

1995 DODGE NEON. Clean, runs good. $1500 or best offer. View picture at; keyword 1995 Dodge Neon. 601-631-0222.

2006 TRAIL BLAZER LS. 88,000 miles, great condition. $12,000. 601-2180755, 601-638-4419.

1996 FORD F150 pickup. 4 new tires, $1500 cash. 601-638-0066, 12 noon to 7pm only, please. 1999 FORD F-250 Crew Cab. 4 wheel drive, diesel, loaded, great shape. $9,999. 601-415-6089. 1999 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE, 1995 Mitsubishi Gallant. Runs, needs minor work. $900 for both. 601529-4808.

Don’t miss a day of The Vicksburg Post! Our ePost now available! Call 601-636-4545 Circulation, for details!

2007 TOYOTA TUNDRA Crew Max. $27,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 1-877776-4770. 2008 CAMRY SOLARA SLE Convertible. 13,000 miles. $26,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 1-877-7764770. 2008 HONDA CIVIC Coupe EX. Stock# 600225A. $15,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 1-877776-4770. 2009 HONDA ACCORD EX Only 7,000 miles. Perfect. 31 miles per gallon. Auto, PW. PL. Sunroof. 6 disc stereo. Green/ black. All factory original. Never hurt. 2-year factory warranty. $21,500 Or best offer. 601-831-9921 2010 TOYOTA TACOMA. Access Cab, 4,000 miles. $20,900. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 1-877-776-4770.


‘06 Jeep Wrangler X



Please call one of these Coldwell Banker professionals today: Connie Norwood 601-415-3738 Gidget Comans 601-529-5654 Herb Jones 601-831-1840 Katherine Crawford 601-218-0020 Kim Steen 601-218-7318 Marianne Jones 601-415-6868 Reatha Crear 601-831-1742 Remy Massey 601-636-3699 Valorie Spiller 601-618-6688 Harley Caldwell, Broker


2007 Chrysler Town & Country

$12,998 2009 Nissan Altima, 2 dr. coupe


2008 Mercury Sable, 4 dr.

$13,995 2006 Jeep Wrangler X, Auto, AC


2010 Toyota Corolla, LE, 4 dr.

$14,998 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, Nice


2006 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

$15,998 2010 Chrysler 300 Touring, leather


2010 Dodge Avenger SXT

$15,998 2006 Chevrolet 1500 Crew Cab SLT, loaded


2009 Honda Accord, 4 dr., LXP

$17,998 2008 Dodge Ram Crew Cab, SLT Loaded


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



Call or come see Bobby Bryan for the Best deal on New Buick, Cadillac, GMC or quality pre-owned vehicles.

GeorgeCarr B U I C K • C A D I L L AC • G M C

601-636-7777 2950 S. Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS •

The Car Store CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS 00 BUICK CENTURY LIMITED V1976 .....26 Months @ $240 per month ..... $915*down 04 CHEVY CAVALIER LS V1982 ..............28 Months @ $270 per month $1065*down 02 NISSAN SENTRA GXE V1915 ..........28 Months @ $240 per month . $1170*down 99 FORD CROWN VICTORIA V2036 .......27 Months @ $260 per month $1290*down 02 BUICK LESABRE LIMITED V2035......26 Months @ $290 per month $1295*down 04 CHEVY MALIBU LS V1986.................28 Months @ $280 per month $1310*down 04 NISSAN ALTIMA SE V1969 ...............28 Months @ $320 per month $1450*down 07 CHEVY MALIBU LS V1993.................28 Months @ $330 per month $1485*down $330 per month $1725**down 03 CADILLAC *" DEVILLE V2037 ..................26 Months 11- " 1-*@ " $ $ 06 CHEVY IMPALA V2034 .......................26 Months @ 340 per month 1780*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 02 CHEVY SILVERADO C 1500 V2026 28 Months @ $240 per month .... $855*down 00 DODGE DURANGO 4X4 V1981 ..........28 Months @ $270 per month $1275*down 04 FORD EXPLORER XLT 4X4 V2029...28 Months @ $290 per month $1450*down 03 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT 4X4 RV1995...28 Months @ $320 per month $1555*down 02 FORD SPORT TRAC 4X4 V2018...28 Months @ $330 per month .....$1590*down -









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Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

George Carr Truck & SUV

SUMMER SELL DOWN! 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2004 GMC Sierra

2005 Ford 2004 Ford Explorer Sport-Trac F-150 Lariat 4x4

2009 Toyota Sienna

As Is Special

Extra Cab Automatic

Local Trade-in

Extra Cab

Enterprise Special






4,595 10,495 13,495 16,995 18,995


2006 Honda Ridgeline





2010 Chrysler Town and Country

2008 Chevy 1500

2007 Jeep Wrangler

2009 Chevy Extra Cab LT

Clean, Silver Truck

Sto & Go!

Extra Cab, White

Hard Top

Black Beauty






19,495 19,495 19,495 19,895 20,995






2010 Chevy Colorado LT Crew

2008 Hummer H3

2008 GMC SLE Extra Cab 4x4

2010 Ford F-150 Crew

2008 Chevy 4x4 Extra Cab

Only 15,000 Miles

Only 19,000 miles

Spray-In Liner, Clean

Only 22,000 miles XLT

Low Miles, One Owner.






21,495 $22,995 $23,595 $24,395 $24,495


2007 Chevy Crew 4x4

2009 Chevy Crew Cab LT Leather, Only 22,000 Miles

Only 24,000 Miles. #41051B


2006 Ford F-250 4x4 Crew Diesel, Ready To Pull A Load!

2009 Chevy Extra Cab 4x4

2007 Chevy Avalanche LTZ

Local Trade





24,995 $25,995 $25,995 $26,495 $27,995


2009 Nissan Murano LE AWD

2006 Ford F-250 Lariat Crew

Navigation, Loaded

4x4, Diesel, Loaded



2007 GMC Yukon SLT Sunroof, Navigation, Entertainment

2008 Buick Enclave

2008 GMC Yukon XL Black Beauty, Fully Loaded, SLT

Loaded #P9326



28,995 $28,995 $29,995 $29,995 $32,995


2010 Buick Enclave

2010 Cadillac SRX

2009 Chevy Crew 4x4 LTZ

2010 GMC Acadia

Leather, Loaded

Enterprise Special

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You bet. “No. 7 is in the can, and I’m writing No. 8,” he says. As for Selleck: Back on the Fridays, Selleck will head beat up a large New York family as a police chief in the CBS cop show Blue Bloods. Has he ever not worked? “Long careers are rare,” he says gratefully. “I got some nice problems.”


Julie Benz’s character was killed on the Season 4 finale of Showtime’s Dexter. When will we see her on TV again?—D. Cook, Atlanta, Ga.


On the Season 5 premiere of Dexter, Sept.. 26. Then, two days later, Benz nz will star in ABC’s No Ordinary Benz: Faster than a speeding car? Family, with Michael Chiklis, about a family who discover they have superhuman powers. “I’ve gotten to do some really great things on it,” she says. “For the pilot, they shut down the 710 freeway in L.A. so I could run on it. That was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.”


The promos for NBC’s The Event make Jason Ritter look like an action hero. Tell us about his character.—Juan Ramirez, New York City, N.Y.


Actually, Ritter is not an FBI agent or a special forces soldier—he’s just a nice man trying to find his missing girlfriend. Ritter: Follows instructions “I play a computer guy,” Ritter says. “I don’t have to have any special skills or martial arts in my back pocket.” Is he much of a techie in real life? “I spend a fair amount of time on my computer,” he says, “but I don’t hack into anything. I have to open the manual and follow instructions.”


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“I’m not anybody’s mother—thank God,” Kazan says. “But I do have little doilies in my house, and everybody thinks I’m a nice lady. I’m working primarily with Teri Hatcher, who is a terrific actress. When I went for the part, they told me to come in toned down, so I arrived with gray hair, a housecoat, and flipflops. I can’t reveal more, because the show has given me strict orders.” Does Kazan still sing nowadays? “Oh, yes,” she says. “If I don’t sing, I’m not living.”

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“I’m a very good boy when I go home,” says O’Connell, who has been married to actress Rebecca Romijn since 2007 and has twin girls with her. “I’m well trained.” On CBS’s new O’Connell: Eyes wide shut? show The Defenders, starting Wednesday, he plays a Las Vegas lawyer/ playboy. “He’s a loveable maverick,” O’Connell says. “He’s got a new girlfriend every week—so, I gguess I do get g to get my naughties out at work. But if I have h a kissing scene or anything that, I close my eyes and think about like tha my wife.” wif


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‘I Am Going to Beat This’ G U E S S I M U S T H AV E wanted success bad,” Michael Douglas tells me, “but I never really took the time to savor it.” I am sitting with Douglas, star of the new film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, in the living room of his spacious Manhattan home on a hot August afternoon. The apartment’s large, high-ceilinged rooms overlook Central Park. The decor is as masculine and imposing as an Englishman’s club: polished hardwood floors, fireplaces, exquisite paneling, thick doors, heavy furniture, bronze sculptures, and a billiards room. It suits him. At 65, Douglas, son of movie star Kirk, is the rare Hollywood prince whose film achievements and fortune—reportedly $200 million–plus—surpass even his famous father’s. There is talk that his performance in Money Never Sleeps (the sequel to Oliver Stone’s 1987 hit, Wall Street), which opens this week, could win him his third Oscar. Today, however, his ability to enjoy all he has achieved is in grave doubt. He has been diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer and will endure a painful two months of radiation and chemotherapy. He has about an 80% chance of survival. He has spent yesterday and this morning—his Welsh-born wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, by his side—undergoing protracted medical testing to determine the extent of the malignancy. Douglas does not share the news of his illness. That will come later. But it explains why he looks unwell, exhausted, thin. Only his beautifully expressive blue-green eyes seem young. His shirt hangs, untucked, over his linen trousers. His hair is almost completely white. Shortly after his treatment began in New York, he broke his silence by appearing on the cover of People magazine and giving the bravest interview of his life on Letterman—an unexpected act of openness for a movie star in the midst of a personal crisis. “Not going public with having cancer was not much of an option, even if I had objected,” he Visit us at PARADE.COM

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tells me later. “When you are a celebrity, nothing remains secret for very long. If it helps bring attention, then that is a major upside to this whole thing. Millions of families are going through the same thing my family and I are now going through. If I can bring any relief or encouragement to those suffering, that’s the good news.” To his friends, Douglas is doing what he has always done. Bill Clinton comments, “Michael has Catherine and so much to live for. He’s strong and tough. I admire him and believe he’ll beat this.” And his longtime friend and frequent co-star Danny DeVito says: “He is very forthright and honest. Michael has gathered us for all the positive energy he can get— we’re all with Michael now, going through this together.” I point out to Douglas that facing adversity head-on is something his father, now 93, also did following a crip-

chased girls, and partied. “I’m a product of the ’60s,” he says. “There was a fair amount of hallucinogens floating around.” In 1972 he landed a lead role on a hit TV cop series, The Streets of San Francisco, and went on to produce One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, winning the 1975 Oscar for Best Picture. He was 31, rich, and famous. “I’m a risk-taker,” he says. “Most of my career has not been a joyful experience, but it has been challenging. I like the dangers.” Two years later he married Diandra Luker. It was a contentious union, and after 23 years, their bitter divorce reportedly cost him $45 million. I ask why he married her. “Why did I do it?” Douglas groans. “I really could not tell you. It was very impulsive. When I met Diandra, I was at Jimmy Carter’s inauguration with Warren Beatty and

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pling stroke in 1996. “Kirk has been through a helicopter crash, strokes, pacemaker, and having two knees replaced at 88,” Douglas says. “His advice was, ‘Always look good, kid, you never know when you might have cancer.’ Of all the things Kirk’s accomplished, I’m proudest of how stunningly he’s conducted his third act.”


HE FIRST ACT OF MICHAEL Douglas’ life took place in Manhattan and Connecticut. His mother, Diana, 87, is the daughter of a British colonial family that settled in Bermuda nearly 400 years ago. “I love talking about my mother,” he says. “I owe her so much. My parents met in acting school in New York. She was 16 years old, a nice British Churchof-England girl. Kirk was a Jew from Belarus peasant stock. Opposites do attract. They married and moved to Hollywood. They divorced when I was about 5. Mother returned to New York, but we’d go back to visit Kirk on holidays.” On these visits, young Michael was awed and intimidated by his larger-than-life father. “Kirk was doing five movies a year in those days, nonstop,” he recalls. “He went off his rocker with stardom and starlets. Now he’s quite spiritual.” When Michael was 12, his mother married Bill Darrid, a theatrical producer, and they moved to Westport, Conn. “He was a great father figure,” Douglas says. “He and my mother gave me a sound upbringing.” After college, Douglas headed to New York to become, like his dad, an actor. He roomed with DeVito, took acting classes, landed roles off-Broadway, did a few forgettable films,

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Jack Nicholson, and in this whirlwind we decided to get married. Maybe I wanted an anchor, a home. “We separated a couple of times over the years,” he continues. “I was working hard. Whether trying to deal with the marriage or with disillusionment in it, I wasn’t spending enough time on that. “It’s difficult to talk a whole lot about this because I’ve been served legal papers for half my earnings on Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps by my ex!” He laughs, shaking his head in amazement. (Diandra, after Douglas’ cancer became known, asked the court to postpone her suit against him. He has refused the delay.) Michael and Diandra’s only child, Cameron, is a drug abuser as troubled as their marriage. In August 2009, he was arrested for selling methamphetamine out of a downtown Manhattan hotel and is now serving five years in prison. “My son’s 31 years old,” says Douglas, who underwent treatment for alcoholism in 1992 and lost his half-brother Eric to a drug overdose in 2004. “Cameron is a really capable guy who conducted himself atrociously. In the last few years, he was strung out. I missed him. Incarceration really gets your attention, finally. This might be enough now. My visiting him is very limited, but I know I have my son back. I talk to him. Cameron will be away for a long while. Hopefully, as he does his time and begins his rehab, we’ll have the best shot at his recovery. I assume responsibility to support him the best I can.” What do his children with Zeta-Jones, daughter Carys, 7, and son Dylan, 10, know about their half-brother?

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frightened. And fear is one of our biggest enemies. We told the kids a couple days after I was tested and it was confirmed.” Of course, Douglas’ greatest source of strength is his deeply devoted wife. When I ask about his illness, ZetaJones tells me: “Michael has always seen our family through life’s challenges with compassion and humor. This is no exception. Together we will get through this, and we will be better for it—because of him. He is our rock.” “Catherine is such a positive person,” Douglas says, explaining why their marriage is such a success. “She’s worked hard since she was 15. She’s not a social animal. Oh, she likes glitz, but she doesn’t buy into it. She just loves getting dressed up and looking beautiful.” He laughs, delighted. “Our upbringings, our living on the East Coast and having friends outside show business, make a big difference. Catherine’s optimistic by nature and has a great sense of humor. I love her. “And we have two great kids,” he continues. “Dylan’s wonderful and still affectionate. His peer group hasn’t got to him yet about what’s cool and not. So I’m on borrowed time.” Douglas has insisted that the family stick to its routines. As he moved into the second week of an eight-week chemo regime, he sent Zeta-Jones and the kids off to Bermuda, where they lived before they moved to New York last September, to have fun before the school year: “We promised them they could go visit their friends. It gives me great joy to have them call and tell me about riding the waves on their boogie boards and seeing all their old friends. Besides, all I do is sleep most of the time.” Toward the end of the interview, Douglas stops talking and wearily leans back in his chair. He nods, closes his eyes, and rests a moment. After a while, he looks over at me. “Do you know what absolute happiness is?” he asks. “For me, it is to wake up my kids in the morning—these little pieces of innocence—to wake them and find they’re so happy to see me! It is unequivocal love, no question about it. And oh God, is that rare! So I think, Who knows what’s next? Right now, we’re here, we’re together, we’re happy. “Life is not all ha-ha-ha. But I’m in good spirits. I’m an optimistic guy… Nothing has deterred me from my belief that I’m going to beat this. My doctors’ prognosis is for a full recovery. I have no reason to doubt them.”


“Catherine and I always try to be completely honest with them,” he says. “I’ve taken them to federal prison to visit Cameron. The last thing they need is to get this information from outside sources rather than experiencing it firsthand with a parent who can help them understand.” Douglas has already taken his kids to see one of his radiation treatments firsthand. “They actually thought it was cool, like a video game or Star Wars,” he says. “They were very impressed when the doctors let them press the buttons. They weren’t

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P R E V I E W animated comedy, Pitt uses his most sonorous tones to give voice to superhero Metro Man, who’s pitted against master villain Megamind (Will Ferrell). Meanwhile, a wisecracking reporter (Tina Fey) keeps both on their toes. With luck, this will once again show that the funniest, brainiest, and most moving films these days are animated ones. (Nov. 5) I’m going to prematurely click the “Like” button on Facebook for this one. Two of the smartest guys in entertainment today, director David Fincher (Fight Club) and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (TV’s The West Wing), pair up to tell the true story of Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg). He’s the Harvard undergrad who launched Facebook in 2004 and became a billionaire at 23. Co-starring prince-of-all-media Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield—the young English actor picked to be the next Spider-Man. (Oct. 1)

Mystic River and Million Dollar Baby. His latest is a supernatural thriller about three people (including Matt Damon), each touched by a death, whose lives overlap. I’m getting goose bumps already. (Oct. 22)




eing a movie critic is a little like being a doctor: Everyone wants free advice. But as I always joke, “I watch them so you don’t have to.” Dozens of films will open between now and Thanksgiving. I haven’t seen these five yet, but based on the track records of their directors and stars, the subject matter, and, yes, the trailers, I’m eager to train my eyes screenward. —Leah Rozen

Brad Pitt in formhugging spandex? I’m so there, even if he’s only a cartoon character. In Todd McGrath’s MEGAMIND

If Clint Eastwood, now 80 and working at his peak, directed a movie about knitting baby booties, I’d rush to see it. I’m sure he’d manage to make it morally complex, compelling, and awash in human frailty (no giant robots for him!). Think HEREAFTER


No matter how lousy the movie, and she’s been in some stinkers, Diane Lane always gives a performance that’s nuanced and true. Here she’s cast as Penny Chenery, the real-life housewife who had the horse sense to know that a colt named Secretariat was worth nurturing. Good call! He won racing’s Triple Crown in 1973. I’m betting you can take both your mother and your tweener kids to this and everyone will be cheering. (Oct. 8) SECRETARIAT

Leah Rozen, People magazine’s movie critic for 13 years, now reviews for Check out all 10 of her picks—including two comedies starring bewhiskered It Boy Zach Galifianakis —at

Hollywood seems to have lost its knack for making sophisticated glossy comedies. Here’s hoping that this shiny confection about a wunderkind TV producer (Rachel McAdams) brought in to goose ratings at a morning news program will fit the bill and prove itself another Broadcast News. You gotta love that it pairs a bubbly Diane Keaton and a grumpy Harrison Ford as bickering co-anchors. Also in its favor: Director Roger Michell’s last big star comedy was that total charmer Notting Hill. (Nov. 12) MORNING GLORY


If Clint Eastwood, now 80 and working at his peak, directed a movie about knitting baby booties, I’d rush to see it.

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Dynamic Duos Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway

The Softer Side of Josh In his fourth film of the year, Life as We Know It (Oct. 8), Josh Duhamel, 37, stars as a playboy who finds himself raising an orphaned baby with another unprepared singleton (Katherine Heigl). But the man married to rock star Fergie actually knows his way around a bassinet.


In Life as We Know It, your character has no idea how to change a diaper. What about you?


I have three younger sisters, so Mom put me to work. One was born when I was in high school and another when I was in college. I’ve had some practice.

The film has a few scenes that should make people eople cry. Do you ever well up at the movies?

I cried duringg Ramona and Beezus when thee cat died. I was sitting next to Joey King [his co-star who played yed Ramona] at a screening. I thought, ught, I can’t cry in front of a 10-year-old. ar-old. But I got a little teary. y. Four movies have kept you busy y this year. What do you do on Sundays ndays to unwind?

My wife and I like to go to church if we’re e’re in town. [They are Catholic.] On Sundays, ays, I try to be as chilll as I can, whether I’m ’m watching golf or barbecuing. Now w football season iss starting, so thatt will pretty much ch cover my Sundays days for a while.

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The Powells are a typical modern family—the parents are wrapped up in their jobs and the kids are plugged into their iPods—until they all go on vacation and come back with superpowers. Dad (The Shield ’s Michael Chiklis) can leap buildings, Mom (Dexter’s Julie Benz) is superfast, Daphne reads minds, and J J is crazy smart. You’ll enjoy being a fly on the TV screen as they test out their new abilities. (Tuesdays, 8 p.m., ABC) In our weight-obsessed culture, this is a smart premise: A couple meet in an Overeaters Anonymous support group. The leads (standout stand-up guy Billy Gardell and Gilmore Girls’ Melissa McCarthy), give viewers plenty to love, and the writing makes this comedy hard to resist. (Mondays, 9:30 p.m., CBS)

Everything is big in Texas—including the lies. Bob Allen ( James Wolk, a ringer for a young George Clooney) is a con man torn between two women in two different cities. In Houston, he’s married to Cat, an oil tycoon’s daughter; in Midland, he’s the devoted boyfriend of Lindsay, a nursing student. A huckster with a heart,





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The ’70s favorite gets a bold 21stHAWAII FIVE-0 century reboot with film-worthy fight sequences, rapid-fire repartee, and daredevil drama. Detectives Steve McGarrett and Danno Williams (Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, below), heads of an elite anticrime task force, are still the heroes—but this time the stakes are higher, the villains deadlier, and the Aloha State more alluring than ever. (Mondays, HAWAII FIVE-0 10 p.m., CBS)

hether you’re keen on action, comedy, or drama, you’re sure to find something worth staying home for this fall. What’s a mustwatch? Here are PARADE’s picks of shows not to miss.


TV Shows to Watch h

Also Noteworthy…

What’s on Your TiVo?

■ Undercovers The stealth duo at the

“The Soup, Top Chef, American Idol… A lot of times we tape shows like that and then just watch them all on one day.”

center of J.J. Abrams’ sexy spy series may be TV’s hottest new couple. (Wednesdays, 8 p.m., NBC)

—Steve Carell, The Office

■ Nikita Maggie Q (r)


Allen promises to be one of TV’s most riveting characters yet. (Mondays, 9 p.m., FOX) Looking to fill the void left by Lost’s head-scratching plots and captivating characters? This high-octane conspiracy thriller will keep you guessing about the dots connecting a missing person, a secret Alaskan facility, an assassination attempt on the president (Blair Underwood, above), a supernatural force, and, yes, the unspecified event. Prepare to be puzzled—and dazzled. (Mondays, 9 p.m., NBC) THE EVENT

plays a rogue government assassin who’s as tough as she is beautiful. (Thursdays, ( 9 p.m., The CW) ■ Law & Order: Los Angeles

The latest spin-off stars Terrence Howard and Alfred Molina. (Wednesdays, 10 p.m., NBC)

“30 Rock. And I’m devoted to John Krasinski, so The Office, too. Oh, and Deadliest Catch—fabulous.” —Julie Bowen, Modern Family

“I like The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert, Louis C. K., Friday Night Lights, and Breaking Bad,, but when I’m shooting I don’t have a lot of time. I could watch TV for two months and still not catch up.” —Jon Hamm, Mad Men

“I like Modern Family. But the only thing I have on the TiVo is my show, Covert Affairs, and Rescue Me and golf. ” NIKITA

—Peter Gallagher, Covert Affairs

The Powells are a typical modern family—the parents are wrapped up in their jobs and the kids are plugged into their iPods—until they all go on vacation and come back with superpowers. Dad (The Shield ’s Michael Chiklis) can leap buildings, Mom (Dexter’s Julie Benz) is superfast, Daphne reads minds, and J J is crazy smart. You’ll enjoy being a fly on the TV screen as they test out their new abilities. (Tuesdays, 8 p.m., ABC) In our weight-obsessed culture, this is a smart premise: A couple meet in an Overeaters Anonymous support group. The leads (standout stand-up guy Billy Gardell and Gilmore Girls’ Melissa McCarthy), give viewers plenty to love, and the writing makes this comedy hard to resist. (Mondays, 9:30 p.m., CBS)

Everything is big in Texas—including the lies. Bob Allen ( James Wolk, a ringer for a young George Clooney) is a con man torn between two women in two different cities. In Houston, he’s married to Cat, an oil tycoon’s daughter; in Midland, he’s the devoted boyfriend of Lindsay, a nursing student. A huckster with a heart,







The ’70s favorite gets a bold 21stHAWAII FIVE-0 century reboot with film-worthy fight sequences, rapid-fire repartee, and daredevil drama. Detectives Steve McGarrett and Danno Williams (Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan, below), heads of an elite anticrime task force, are still the heroes—but this time the stakes are higher, the villains deadlier, and the Aloha State more alluring than ever. (Mondays, HAWAII FIVE-0 10 p.m., CBS)

hether you’re keen on action, comedy, or drama, you’re sure to find something worth staying home for this fall. What’s a mustwatch? Here are PARADE’s picks of shows not to miss.


TV Shows to Watch h

Also Noteworthy…

What’s on Your TiVo?

■ Undercovers The stealth duo at the

“The Soup, Top Chef, American Idol… A lot of times we tape shows like that and then just watch them all on one day.”

center of J.J. Abrams’ sexy spy series may be TV’s hottest new couple. (Wednesdays, 8 p.m., NBC)

—Steve Carell, The Office

■ Nikita Maggie Q (r)


Allen promises to be one of TV’s most riveting characters yet. (Mondays, 9 p.m., FOX) Looking to fill the void left by Lost’s head-scratching plots and captivating characters? This high-octane conspiracy thriller will keep you guessing about the dots connecting a missing person, a secret Alaskan facility, an assassination attempt on the president (Blair Underwood, above), a supernatural force, and, yes, the unspecified event. Prepare to be puzzled—and dazzled. (Mondays, 9 p.m., NBC) THE EVENT

plays a rogue government assassin who’s as tough as she is beautiful. (Thursdays, ( 9 p.m., The CW) ■ Law & Order: Los Angeles

The latest spin-off stars Terrence Howard and Alfred Molina. (Wednesdays, 10 p.m., NBC)

“30 Rock. And I’m devoted to John Krasinski, so The Office, too. Oh, and Deadliest Catch—fabulous.” —Julie Bowen, Modern Family

“I like The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert, Louis C. K., Friday Night Lights, and Breaking Bad,, but when I’m shooting I don’t have a lot of time. I could watch TV for two months and still not catch up.” —Jon Hamm, Mad Men

“I like Modern Family. But the only thing I have on the TiVo is my show, Covert Affairs, and Rescue Me and golf. ” NIKITA

—Peter Gallagher, Covert Affairs

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Heart Beats Again


Are there any Heart classics that you won’t play anymore? Ann: We just want to keep it real,


mong the rock veterans releasing new albums this fall (Santana, Elton John), there’s superb sister act Heart. We spoke with Ann and Nancy Wilson about life back on the road.

so we don’t do songs that we’re so bored with that our minds are wandering. Right now we’re not doing “Never” or “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You.” People tend to take a picture of your original hits and your image from way back when, and then not let go of it. But the response to the new songs has been surprisingly good.

Red Velvet Car is your first studio album in six years. Why did you wait so long between recordings? Ann: Well, I made a solo al-

bum in that interim, and Nancy was working on movie scoring. So it just took us that long to get those projects done and get these new songs together. What’s the response been like to this tour? Nancy: Oh, God, it’s been so

great. These days, for anyone to spend $59 on a concert ticket—we are very grateful. People should get together with their neighbors and drive to see us. Carpool to concerts! That would be a cool idea.

Nancy (l) and Ann Wilson

What do you do before a show? Nancy: I was just doing some

yoga to get myself relaxed. In a bit we’ll start vocal warm-ups. And my kids [10-year-old twins William and Curtis, with her husband, director Cameron Crowe] are on tour with me right now, so I spend time with them.

What advice would you give to young women who want to rock? Nancy: There’s a great deal of

pressure on young women to portray a hyper-sexualized image. Ann: And I think they get told that if they do that they’re going to be successful. When, in actuality, if they look like pole dancers, all they do is make themselves more disposable. So be true to yourself. Nancy: And play, play, play.

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by Bobby Flay

Mother was opposed.” I’ll bet she was. I’ve always known there were too many highballs and not enough Schlitz in that family. My poor friend. I am so grateful for my privileged upbringing in a working-class family. In our house, a TV dinner wasn’t just a meal—it was an event. Oh, the unrivaled joy that leapt from the heart of the child I used to be whenever that ridge of aluminum prevented a triangle of peas from mingling with the triangle of mashed potatoes. I was no more than 6 the first time I laid eyes on that miracle meal of metal and meat. Family lore has it that I softly chanted my brand-new word: Salisbury… Salisbury… Salisbury… Alas, it wasn’t always so. While my mother was raised to believe that good

In our house, a TV dinner wasn’t just a meal —it was an event.

Here’s a 21st-century take on a ’60s TV dinner staple.

Oven-Fried Chicken 1½ cups low-fat buttermilk 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp sweet paprika 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 6 oz. each 2½ cups panko bread crumbs 3 Tbsp canola oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Whisk together the buttermilk, mustard, paprika, garlic and onion powders, salt, and cayenne in a large baking dish. Add the chicken breasts; turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour and up to 4 hours. 2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position. 3. Pulse 1¼ cups of bread crumbs in a blender until fine. Pour them into a shallow bowl, add remaining ingredients, and mix well. 4. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a baking rack on top. Liberally spray the rack with nonstick baking spray. 5. Working one breast at a time, remove chicken from the marinade and dredge in the crumb mixture. Place on rack. Bake until deep golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the breast registers 160°F, about 25 minutes.

wives always cooked from scratch, she didn’t really enjoy cooking all that much. It bored her. She was big on adventure, though, and always game for the next new thing. She was the first mom in our neighborhood, for example, to wear a disposable paper dress. Oh, how the Tsk-Tsk Chorus of the Ladies Church Guild chirped about that one. As for the TV dinners, we’ll never know which came first: the rumor that a mom three doors down had already served not one but two kinds of the no-work-no-mess partitioned meals, or the ads that promised piping-hot meat loaf and mixed vegetables simmering in their own seasoned sauce. Mom never revealed what put her over the top. All I remember is that fateful day in first grade when Mom took the lunch pail from my father as he walked through the door and announced, “Chuck, we’re having TV dinners tonight.” Dad shrugged, we cheered, and a family ritual was born. It wasn’t long before we all had our own TV tray tables. Dad surprised Mom with a set from Sears, Roebuck. They had metal legs and pictures of autumn leaves on the plastic table tops, which Mom pointed out when it was her turn to host the Canasta Club. “Chuck always knows what I like,” she said, patting the back of her beehive. “Fall’s my favorite season, you know.” Oh, how the envy flowed from the women in that room. Thick as rich brown gravy, it was, the kind that smothered the turkey but never touched that little square of cranberries. This week, PARADE launches a new food site devoted to quick and easy recipes. Visit us now at

Serves 4. Per serving: 310 calories, 9g carbs, 38g protein, 110mg cholesterol, 13g fat, 400mg sodium, and no fiber.

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MAGINE MY H ORROR when one of my friends told me recently that she had no childhood memory of eating TV dinners. “Wait a minute,” I said. “You mean you never had thinly sliced pieces of turkey smothered in gravy resting on two scoops of cornbread dressing, with baked apples for dessert?” “Um, noooo,” she said slowly, raising a cautious eyebrow. “Well, surely you had the choicest three parts of golden-brown chicken that went from stove to tabletop in just 25 minutes.” “Did that come with peas and carrots?” she asked. “Yes!” “Nope,” she said, sighing. “Never had it.


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Four identical sealed envelopes are on a table. One of them contains a $100 bill. You select an envelope at random and hold it in your hand without opening it. Two of the three remaining envelopes are then removed and set aside, unopened. You are told that they are empty. You are given the choice of keeping the envelope you chose or exchanging it for the one on the table. What should you do? A) Keep your envelope. B) Switch it. C) It doesn’t matter. —Morris Millman, Pikesville, Md.

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