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Teenage births, infant deaths lowest in decades By The Associated Press

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Preservation fuels fight for funeral records By Manivanh Chanprasith

A keen interest in history and a fervor for preserving heritage have brought two Vicksburg women together, working to move death records from decrepit books to the world of cyberspace. Bobbie Beyers Edwards and Karen Frederick, both 63, have been volunteering their free time for about a month transcribing records kept by W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home, the state’s oldest black funeral home, in hopes of benefiting those who are in search of their heritage. “I feel like families, more and more, are becoming interested in their family history,” said Edwards. “For the black community, it’s not easy. There aren’t a lot of records and this is going to be a big benefit.” Edwards, a member of the Vicksburg Genealogical Society, has been keying old records into digital files for about 28 years, mostly as a hobby, she said. “It’s a passion with me,” she said. “I love the research.” The project started when Frederick, secretary of the Beulah Cemetery Restoration Committee, approached James Jefferson Jr., co-owner of the funeral home, about the possibility of preserving their records following the death of longtime Beulah Cemetery caretaker Leo Sims in February. “So many things have been lost — especially for African-Americans,” Frederick said. “It was beautiful information.” Jefferson, at first, was concerned about possible damages that could have been done to the fragile record books that date to the 19th century. But he relented. “Since we’re the oldest black funeral home in the state,” he said, “where better to start than with


JACKSON — New figures show teen births and infant deaths in Mississippi at their lowest levels in decades. Teen births in the state fell nearly 900 last year to 6,185 — the lowest since 1980 — and the 386 infant deaths might be the lowest number on record. But Dr. Glen Graves, a pediatrician at the University of Mississippi Medical Center who has been working with the program to reduce infant

mortality, said it will take time to know whether the drop in infant mortality really means anything. “A drop is nice, but it’s not like a revolutionary change. The last time we had a drop it went right back up,” he said. The total number of births in the state was below 40,000 for the first time since 1918. Because Mississippi continues to have the nation’s highest death rate for babies See Infants, Page A7.

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Josh Fattal, center, addresses reporters as Shane Bauer, right, and Sarah Shourd, listen Sunday.

Hikers say nationality root of imprisonment By The Associated Press

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Bobbie Edwards sifts through records at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home. our records? I think this will be a very good record to show how much cultural heritage there is there. It’s something that people need to do.” The funeral home was opened in 1894 by William Henry and Lucy Jefferson, James Jefferson’s greatuncle and -aunt. Records at the funeral home have been kept by the traditional pen and

paper. Through the years, James Jefferson has kept those old record books in sealed boxes at his Monroe Street office, allowing access to no one. In this technology age, he said, the move to modernize funeral records will be helpful to those scouring the internet. “We’re putting it on computers, flash drives and CDs so people can access



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it instead of having them handle a 100-year-old book,” Jefferson said. “I have people contact me every month for records. Now we’ll be able to just go to a disk.” The work involves combing through fragile books that have made it through the past 100 years and deciphering language no See Records, Page A7.

NEW YORK — Two American hikers held for years in an Iranian prison came home Sunday, declaring that they were detained because of their nationality, not because they might have crossed the border from Iraq. Joshua Fattal and Shane Bauer arrived in New York on Sunday morning, ending their diplomatic and personal ordeal with a sharp rebuke of the country that sentenced each to eight years in jail for espionage and illegally walking into Iran. They say they may never know if they actually stepped across the border while hiking and getting lost. “From the very start, the only reason we have been held hostage is because we are American,” Fattal said at a news conference at a Manhattan hotel. “Iran has always tied our case to its political disputes with the U.S.” The two 29-year-olds were freed last week under a $1 million bail deal and arrived Wednesday in Oman, greeted by relatives and fellow hiker Sarah Shourd, who was released last year. The men’s families said Sunday they don’t know who




1960: The first-ever debate between presidential nominees takes place in Chicago as Democrat John F. Kennedy and Republican Richard M. Nixon face off before a national TV audience.

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paid the bail. The men’s saga began in July 2009 with what they called a wrong turn into the wrong country. The three say they were hiking together in Iraq’s relatively peaceful Kurdish region along the Iran-Iraq border when Iranian guards detained them. They always maintained their innocence, saying they might have accidentally wandered into Iran. The two men were convicted of spying last month. Shourd, to whom Bauer proposed marriage while they were imprisoned, was charged but freed last year before any trial. A beaming Shourd faced reporters and cameras that packed a conference room at the Parker Meridien hotel. “There’s a huge burden lifted off of all of our chests — so much joy,” she said. “Shane and Josh and I are beginning our lives again, and there are so many new joys that await us; I’ve never felt as free as I feel today.” But her face darkened when she was asked whether the men had been mistreated in captivity. She said Bauer was beaten and Fattal forced down a flight of stairs. See Hikers, Page A7.

New column on health advice Beginning today, Ask Dr. K, by Dr. Anthony Kamaroff, will replace the health advice column by the retiring Dr. Peter Gott. Dr. Komaroff is a practicing physician who is on the Harvard Medical School faculty, senior physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and editor-in-chief of Harvard Health Publications. Ask Dr. K appears today on Page B5.


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Nicholas Crasta, right, and Cordale Katzenmeyer, both Boy Scouts with Troop 102, clear brush on one of the hiking trails at the Vicksburg National Military Park Saturday. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from the area volunteered for National Park

Warren County man cut in domestic fight A Warren County man was cut in a domestic dispute Sunday night, Sheriff Martin Pace said today. Derrick Darnell Payne, 26, a resident of Kendra Drive, drove himself to River Region Medical Center with a knife wound to his left forearm, said Pace. He told authorities his girlfriend cut him after they argued at her home on Whipperwill Road, said the sheriff, but that he did not want to press charges against her. Pace said investigators

JACKSON, Miss. — A 2-year-old was killed and his father critically wounded in a drive-by shooting in Jackson, police said. Jackson police said Romerion Rhodes was in his father’s white 1992 Toyota Camry when people in another car sprayed the car with bullets. It happened around 1 p.m. Sunday as the 23-year-old father pulled into the driveway at his south Jackson residence. Police said at least 15 shots were fired and 11 struck the Camry. One bullet hit Romerion in the head as he sat in the back

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from staff reports have spoken with the woman, whom he did not identify. She said she would meet with them today to give her account of what happened, he said, and no charges had been filed against her. A knife believed used in the assault was recovered at the woman’s home, the sheriff said. Under domestic assault laws, the district attorney

could decide to prosecute the woman even without the victim’s cooperation if the case warrants it, said Pace, stressing that the investigation is continuing. Payne was treated and released, said River Region spokesman Allen Karel.

Jackson man charged in theft of gasoline A Jackson man was in the Warren County Jail today charged with two counts of

business burglary, Sheriff Martin Pace said. Derron Green, 37, 3309 Center St., was arrested by deputies at 8:08 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 20, Pace said. Green’s car apparently ran out of gas, said the sheriff, and he is accused of breaking into an auto repair shop in the 5400 block of U.S. 80 and stealing gas out of at least two vehicles. Green was being held without bond pending an initial hearing.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS seat. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said Romerion was pronounced dead at Central Mississippi Medical Center. The father, whose name was not released, was in critical condition at another hospital.

Talks delayed in McAllister suit JACKSON, Miss. — A settlement conference has been postponed in a lawsuit related to a Nissan dealership that

was owned by former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister. McAllister’s Nissan dealership in Jackson closed after filing for bankruptcy in 2009. The case had been scheduled for a settlement conference on Tuesday, but that’s been pushed back until Oct. 19. Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. sued McAllister for more than $1.5 million, claiming the dealership defaulted on payments and exceeded credit limits. In a counter claim, McAllister said Nissan knew he “was a young professional athlete inexperienced in the motor

vehicle sales business” and did little to help his dealership succeed.

2 Fort Polk soldiers die in Afghanistan NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Defense Department said two soldiers based at Fort Polk have been killed by Afghan insurgents who attacked with an improvised bomb. Sgt. Rafael E. Bigai Baez, 28, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and 19-year-old Pfc. Carlos A. Aparicio, of San Bernadino, Calif., died Sept. 23 in Wardak province.

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Churches Spiritual Education of Children — 4-5 p.m. Tuesday; programs for ages 6-14; cosponsored by the Baha’is of Vicksburg; Jeanine Hensley, 601-415-3253; Alma Smith, 601-636-8628; Christ Episcopal, Sunday School Building two doors down from church at 1115 Main St.; e-mail: New Hope M.B. — Choir program, 5 p.m. Saturday; all choirs, soloists and praise dancers invited; 6320 Bovina Cut-off Road.

CLUBs VAMP — Noon Tuesday; Lindsey Doyle Bradley, founder of Bargaining with the Bradleys; Ameristar Heritage Buffet. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Roark, speaker.

Warren County Democratic Executive Committee — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; Warren County Courthouse, Chancery Courtroom. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Mac Chaney Brown, Mississippi Children’s Museum; Toney’s. Vicksburg-Warren ASU Alumni — 2012 midwinter conference plenary committees meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesday; Walter Sheriff, 601-638-7812, or Dr. John Walls, 601-6346349; Jackson Street Community Center. Jackson Audubon Society — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, short business meeting; 7, chapter meeting; Birding Trip to Paraguay; Bart Barrack, speaker; 601-956-7444; 300 N. State St. TRIAD — 2 p.m. Wednesday; Dennis Norris, Chief of Operations, Mississippi Valley Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; City Hall Annex. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Derek Wilson, 601634-4174. WC Big Blue Reunion — 5:30 p.m. Friday, WCHS band hall; 6 p.m. Saturday, Roca; Allison Hubbard, 601-636-5458, or David Cox, 601-415-9976.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Fall Festival — 7 p.m. Friday, 4 Guys & A Girl and the Muleman at Riverstage Plaza; downtown Saturday, sidewalk sales, daytime entertainers, arts and crafts vendors and food. Fit Friendly Symposium and Patrick House Meet and Greet — Noon-2 p.m. Tuesday; encouraging local businesses to become Fit Friendly; Hal Harrington, 601-883-5906; River Region Medical Center, conference rooms A&B. Town Watch Meeting — 6-7 p.m. Tuesday; discussing home security and safety; how to set up a neighborhood watch group; Beverly Prentiss, 601-218-4379; Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road. Share a Prayer — 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; bring favorite prayer, spiritual reading or meditation; sponsored by the Baha’is of Vicksburg; Alma Smith, 601-636-8628. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and ad-

dicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601636-1134.25-28 Bricks and Spokes — 8 a.m. Saturday; cyclists will ride over Old Mississippi River Bridge, in downtown Vicksburg and Warren County; $35; www., 601634-4527 or e-mail to register. Ballroom Dance Lessons — 5-6 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 23; presented by James Frechette; the West Coast Swing; $10 per person; SCHC, 601-631-2997. Painting Class — 6-8 p.m. Oct. 10; $30, includes all supplies; Ivy Place, 2451 N. Frontage Road.

A fire believed to have been ignited by lightning during an early morning thunderstorm destroyed a Bovina home today, said Kelly Worthy, Warren County volunteer fire coordinator. The blaze at the 520 Dogwood Lake Drive home of Don and Theresa Ainsworth was reported at 3:51, Worthy said. Crews from the Bovina and Culkin volunteer departments responded. Two adults and a juvenile escaped without injury, Worthy said. “The owner believes it was caused by a lightning strike, and all indications point that way, but it will be a while before we know for certain,” he said. Firemen had the blaze under control by about 6:30 a.m., he said, with crews remaining on the scene until just before 9 a.m. to make sure hot spots did not rekindle. The thunderstorm hit Warren County around 2:30 a.m., dumping just under an inch of rain at the city’s weather station at the water treatment plant over about two hours. The storm was deemed responsible for two wrecks reported to Warren County emergency officials, though one of the wrecks actually occurred in Yazoo County, said Sheriff Martin Pace. Minor injuries were reported in a single car wreck on Interstate 20 near the truck scales about 10 miles west of Vicksburg, and another single vehicle wreck on Mississippi 3 just north of the Warren-Yazoo county line. In both, the cars veered off the road, and deputies stood by to assist the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, said Pace. Entergy spokesman Don Arnold said 86 customers on Bovina Cut-off Road lost power during the storm, but all were restored by 8 a.m. Trees were reported down on Warriors Trail and Mount Alban Road, said Pace. The National Weather Service was forecasting a 40 percent chance rain and thunderstorms to continue through Tuesday before clearing the way for sun during the rest of the week. The Warren County storm early today came hours after several tornadoes were reported in the Mississippi Delta towns of Cleveland and Benoit. Meteorologist Joanne Culin said spotters reported tornadoes in Bolivar County between 8:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. She said meteorologists have received reports of trees toppling onto houses, as well as major damage to a subdivision north of Cleveland and to the city’s Walmart and Sears stores. Tara Herrin of the Bolivar County emergency operations center said trees and power lines were downed and several houses and businesses were damaged. She said crews were assessing the damage but that there were no reported deaths or injuries.

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Virginia College faces lawsuit over accreditation JACKSON (AP) — Forprofit Virginia College has asked a Hinds County judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by 14 people who claim they participated in a pilot program at the college’s Jackson campus to become licensed practical nurses only to find out the program was never accredited by the state. The Birmingham, Ala.-based company argues in court documents that the students had signed an agreement allowing a third party to settle disputes when they enrolled in the program. It wants a judge to throw out their lawsuit and send the case to arbitration. “The claims fall within the arbitration clause,” Robert Gibbs, an attorney for Virginia College, argued this past week before Circuit Judge Jeff Weill.

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Brooks Cafe owner Lorrena Brooks, left, and employee Donna Gray stand outside their new restaurant at 1507 Washington St. Brooks Cafe serves breakfast, steaks, burgers

and ribs and is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. To contact Brooks Cafe call 601-636-8777.

Cal-Maine Foods 1st-quarter net income falls JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc., the nation’s largest egg seller and distributor, said today its net income fell 35 percent, hurt by higher feed costs. Revenue jumped, however, as it was able to raise prices it charged for eggs. Net income fell to $3.1 million, or 13 cents per share, in the three months ended Aug. 27 from $4.8 million, or 20 cents per share last year. Revenue rose 28 percent to $243.8 million from $190.4 million last year. Cal-Maine sold about 208.1 million dozen eggs, up 7 percent from the 194 million eggs last year.

Starkville to vote on municipal complex STARKVILLE — New police headquarters on Highway 182 could spark revitalization of an area sliding toward blight, said Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman. Residents vote Tuesday on an $8.45 million bond sale to build the proposed Starkville Municipal Complex. Many people see Highway 182 as Starkville’s most critical corridor for redevelopment, Wiseman told The Starkville Daily News (http:// He said the property is also affordable, central, and accessible on more than one road.

JSU prof lands $1M for nanotech project JACKSON — A Jackson State University associate professor has a three-year grant to teach the next generation of scientists while finding ways


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS to use nanotechnology to detect water-born pathogens. The National Science Foundation awarded Ashton Hamme nearly $1 million for the project, called JSU-RISE. It will enlist faculty members from a number of sciences to work with undergraduate and graduate chemistry students to develop materials using carbon nanotubes. Nanotubes are so tiny it would take 80,000 to be as wide as a hair.

New polymer center opened at USM HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi has honored a leader in the polymer industry with the opening of the Sidney Lauren Memorial Center. Lauren, who died in 2010, served as director of the Coatings Research Group from 1972-1985. He was a prominent supporter of USM’s polymer science program, begun in 1970, during its formative years.

Coast Guard cutter returns to Pascagoula PASCAGOULA — The Coast Guard cutter Decisive heads home to Pascagoula after a monthlong mission to the Florida Straits, where the crew rescued 10 Cubans whose overloaded boat was taking on water. The Cubans were among 101 intercepted while trying to reach the United States by boat during the month

that the Decisive worked off Florida. The cutter was scheduled to return to Pascagoula today.

position permanently. Tyler was assistant police chief before being appointed to the interim position.

2 finalists mulled for Ridgeland top cop

Choctaw guard accused of sex with inmate

RIDGELAND — Ridgeland officials hope to have a new police chief hired today. The mayor and board of aldermen this past week interviewed former police chief Jimmy Houston and current interim chief Randy Tyler. Ridgeland has been without a permanent police chief since Houston resigned to avoid violating the Hatch Act during his campaign for Madison County sheriff. He was defeated in the Republican primary. Upon Houston’s resignation, Tyler was promoted to interim chief until the city could hire someone to fill the

JACKSON — A female guard at a jail on a Native American reservation in Mississippi has been charged with sexual acts with a female prisoner. An indictment this past week in U.S. District Court charges Kristen Willis with two counts of sexually abusing a prisoner and two counts of sexual contact without permission. Willis is described as a guard at the Choctaw Detention Center, on a reservation of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in Neshoba County. Both the guard and prisoner are described as members of the tribe.


LSU studying insects to gauge oil spill impact BATON ROUGE (AP) — Pelicans and other birds drenched in oil got lots of attention during last year’s BP oil spill. But bugs? LSU Agricultural Center scientists will compare bugs and spiders from areas hit by oil last summer to those in oil-free areas to learn more about the spill’s effects. “Insects are good indicators — signals — of stress,” said entomologist Linda HooperBui. “They can be food for frogs, fish and birds. We’re asking the insects to tell us about the oil’s impact on the food web.” The study is one of three for which the AgCenter got $2 million through the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium. The consortium received $12.2 million from the 10-year, $500 million academic research fund set up by BP PLC. BP created the fund but does not administer it. Hooper-Bui is lead researcher for the AgCenter group. “We’re looking at the ecosystem-level effects of stressors in salt marshes that fringe the Gulf of Mexico and on beaches and dunes from Texas to the Florida Panhandle,” she said. The researchers have established a line of experimental plots, called transects, in marshes, beaches and dunes — some of which have been

covered in oil and others that were spared. Oil isn’t the only source of stress to be studied, HooperByi said. “We’ll collect insects and spiders, clip grass to see what’s living inside their hollow stems, and see how the ecosystem responds to stressors — oil, dispersants, human activity, fresh water diversions and other things,” she said. The seaside sparrows to be studied by Sabrina Taylor and Philip Stouffer are another step up the food chain. Because they don’t swim or dive, seaside sparrows’ exposure to oil would have come from incidental contact on the shore or from eating oil or bugs and other creatures that have oil in their systems, Taylor said. The researchers will use DNA markers to look at how far the birds travel along the coast to discover if they move in and out of oil-affected areas as well as carbon-14. The isotope is used to get the approximate age of items 1,000 to 100,000 years old because scientists know the rate at which it decays. Oil, formed millions of years ago, contains none. “Low levels of C-14 will indicate if the birds have replaced the C-14 in their systems with older carbon that would have come from oil,” Taylor said.


Monday, September 26, 2011

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JACK VIX SAYS: Quite a light show this morning.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Annie Floweree and Master Eddie Carroll return from St. Louis. • The Cotton Exchange building is being repaired.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Vicksburg takes the final game from Selma, 16-13. Hale and Fulger compose the Vicksburg battery. • Katie McMullen accepts a position at the Houston Lumber Company.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Walter Williams accepts a position with the Biedenharn Candy Company. • Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Hirsch and daughter depart for Joplin, Mo.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Lt. Commander Julian Moss becomes an instructor at Annapolis. • M. Mamie Hunt writes of the Gypsy revival in Canton.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 The chancery clerks of Mississippi begin their annual session here. • Palmer Crichlow and Alice Smith are married. • Mrs. Thomas Conner returns after a visit with her mother, Mrs. Egan Rundell, at Delhi, La. • Harriet Low of Vicksburg and Robert E. Durst of Rolling Fork are married in Hollandale.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Gen. John C.H. Lee, former district engineer at Vicksburg, pays a brief visit to the city. • Mr. and Mrs. George Sudduth return from a visit to North Carolina.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Mrs. Rebecca Fancher Hull, well-known Lake Providence resident, dies at Farmersville. • The revised Vicksburg-Yazoo Project proposal will be presented at the public hearing of the Mississippi River Commission.


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The Greenies defeat Natchez, 19-0; Byram over Redwood, 32-0; Culkin over Raymond, 18-13. • Glenn Ford stars in “Cimarron” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre. • Archie Tanner dies.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 St. Aloysius defeats Raymond, 19-13, in the season opener. • Fred C. Massey, Tallulah resident, dies. • Jackson Wingfield wins over the Vicksburg Greenies, 16-12.

Changes needed in Obama’s jobs bill The jobs bill President Barack Obama is pitching should open a much-needed debate on what government can do to put Americans back to work. That alone makes it a useful exercise. But as it’s proposed, the bill is not a serious, long-term jobs strategy. Obama is betting that no matter what Congress does, he’ll come out on top. If House Republicans reject the key elements of the bill, as they should, he can place blame for the stagnant economy on their obstructionism. If they allow themselves to be bullied into charging another $450 billion to the national credit card, he may be able to achieve enough of a temporary job surge to diminish unemployment as an issue in the 2012 campaign. And Republicans will be preoccupied by explaining to their constituents why they broke their fiscal discipline pledge. For that reason, the GOP has been treading lightly in its criticism of a proposal that ought to be completely rewritten to focus on the creation of permanent jobs. Instead, what Obama wants is a program similar to the $1 trillion

stimulus passed in 2009, the one that contributed mightily to the deficit but produced no net new jobs. He is sticking to the contention that government-bought jobs can trigger a comeback. But the jobs “saved and created” by the original stimulus came at a cost of $288,000 each, according to the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Much of the jobs bill funding would be spent the same way. Obama is touting new spending on infrastructure to jumpstart the moribund construction industry. But before squandering more taxpayer money on inefficient and politically driven projects, Congress should insist the president first get out of the way of private infrastructure spending. A good place to start would be to approve construction of the pipeline to carry petroleum from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, to the United States. The project, which has been stalled in Washington since 2008, would create 13,000 construction jobs in the United States and an estimated 118,000 spin-off jobs. It

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

would coax $20 billion out of the private sector to provide American jobs. But the administration, pressured by environmentalists, won’t give the go-ahead. This should be an easy one for the White House; the pipeline is going to be built, whether it goes south to the U.S. or west to ports that will ship the oil to China. And when it’s burned, the carbon will go into the global atmosphere, whether it originates in China or America. Likewise, Obama should undo the damage done by his ban on deep-water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. A slowed-down permitting process has kept exploration activity from rebounding, with an estimated 12,000 jobs lost. The American Petroleum Institute insists that 1 million jobs could be created over the next 20 years by relaxing oil and gas drilling restrictions in the United States. Those are just a couple of examples of how administration policies are getting in the way of private-sector job creation, making a mockery of Obama’s commitment to reducing unemployment.

Lee Roy Wells dies. • Marie Hernandez is awarded a plaque from Tax Assessor Van Downey for 20 years of service as deputy. • The Warren Central Vikings beat Crystal Springs, 49-6.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Gee and Strickland Inc. gets the contract for a river park in Vicksburg. • Sage Smith of Tensas Academy and Arthur Coleman of Tallulah High School are Louisiana Area Players of the Week. • Matthew Lowe Grogan celebrates his first birthday.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 McRae’s Department Store reports more than $1,600 in clothing missing. • Stacy Loud of Vicksburg is elected a freshman homecoming maid at Hinds Community College. • Myrick Winstead joins the John W. Prewitt Agency as a financial specialist.

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Mississippi governor candidates split on voter ID bill JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers have squabbled for at least 15 years about whether to require voters to show a driver’s license or other form of identification at the polls. They haven’t enacted a voter ID law, but the issue never disappears and the passion surrounding it never seems to diminish. Now, it’s moving to the Nov. 8 statewide ballot through the initiative process. Voters in the general election will decide whether to put a voter ID requirement in the Mississippi constitution. If the initiative passes, it will be examined by the U.S. Justice Department, which could block a voter ID requirement or let it take effect. Because of Mississippi’s history of racial discrimination, the Justice Department reviews any proposed election changes to ensure that they don’t adversely affect minority voters. Supporters say requiring voters to show ID will help ensure the integrity of elections by preventing people from masquerading as


If the initiative passes, it will be examined by the U.S. Justice Department, which could block a voter ID requirement or let it take effect.


others to cast ballots. Opponents say voter ID amounts to a form of a poll tax, and that it could intimidate older black voters who were once prevented from exercising their constitutional rights under Jim Crow. The two candidates for governor have different views about the voter ID initiative. Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant of Brandon says he’ll vote for it. But as the Senate’s presiding officer, he missed a chance to push voter ID into law in 2009.

Democratic Mayor Johnny DuPree of Hattiesburg says he’ll vote against the initiative. But he says if he’s governor and voter ID is part of the constitution, he will uphold it just as he would any other part of the constitution. “One writer said that it is a solution looking for a problem. And I believe that’s exactly what it is,” DuPree said during a July 21 gubernatorial debate televised from the Mississippi College School of Law. DuPree said voter apathy is a problem, and officials should step

up efforts to educate voters. “If you want to stop voter fraud, it’s not somebody having ID. It’s from people buying votes,” said DuPree, a former Forrest County supervisor. “It’s from absentee ballots. That’s where the fraud is. It’s not from somebody showing their ID.” Bryant said during the televised debate that he believes voter ID will help ensure votes can’t be stolen. “Year after year, the Senate passed a clean voter ID bill that said you needed a government ID that was issued to you by the state of Mississippi,” Bryant said. “See, we call them driver’s licenses. But if you didn’t have a driver’s license, why, you could go to the Department of Public Safety and get an ID at no cost so everyone would have that.” Voter ID had a chance to become law in 2009, but a group of Senate Republicans killed it. They were among Bryant’s allies, and Bryant said at the time that he supported their actions.

Republican Sen. Merle Flowers of Southaven led the effort to kill the bill, saying he objected to provisions that would allow people to start voting 15 days before an election. Current law says Mississippians may vote early by absentee ballot, but only for specific reasons such as knowing that they’ll be out of town on election day. Those who killed the bill took a drubbing on conservative talk radio, and there was an unsuccessful attempt to revive it a few days later. One of Flowers’ allies in killing the bill, Republican Sen. Joey Fillingane of Sumrall, started the voter ID initiative. Bryant said it’s a good idea to let voters have a say. Perhaps not so coincidentally, the issue that strongly appeals to conservatives could help increase their turnout on the day Bryant’s on the ballot for governor. •

Emily Wagster Pettus covers Mississippi for the Associated Press.

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On spending, Congress can’t agree on easy stuff WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is once again allowing shutdown politics to bring the federal government to the brink of closing. For the second time in nine months, lawmakers are bickering and posturing over spending plans. The difference this time is that everyone agrees on the massive barrel of money to keep the government running for another seven weeks. “It is embarrassing,” Sen.

Mark Warner, D-Va., admitted Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Warner asked: “Can we, once again, inflict on the country and the American people the spectacle of a near government shutdown?” At issue is a small part of the almost $4 trillion budget intended for an infrequent purpose: federal dollars to help victims of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters and

whether some of the expense should be offset by cuts in other government spending. This sort of crisis management has cost Congress credibility in the eyes of the electorate, with about eight in 10 Americans disapproving of the institution’s performance after this summer’s debt crisis. A major credit agency downgraded the nation’s ratings as a result, unnerving the world’s financial markets.

RNC boss says more candidates are possible WASHINGTON — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says the GOP has a great field of presidential candidates but that there’s still time for someone else to get in. With some conservatives saying Texas Gov. Rick Perry has had a shaky debate performance, speculation about the future of the GOP race has returned to the possibility of more candidates. There’s been talk that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could still enter the race, although Christie has said he’s not planning to. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has left open the possibility that she might run. Priebus says it gets “harder and harder” for other candidates to get in as the caucuses in Iowa early next year get closer, but he says there’s still time. He appeared Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

Obama takes shots at Perry, GOP debates WOODSIDE, Calif. — President Barack Obama is swiping at Texas Gov. Rick Perry, criticizing him as “a governor whose state is on fire, denying climate change.” Obama also poked at the audience reactions at recent GOP presidential debates, singling out those who cheered at the prospect of someone dying because he didn’t have health insurance — and those who booed a gay service member. The president said, “That’s not reflective of who we are.” He made the comments Sunday at a fundraiser at the Silicon Valley home of John Thompson, chairman of Symantec Corp.

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Pressure is mounting by the Republican National Committee for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to seek the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.



Obama tells blacks to ‘stop complaining’ WASHINGTON — In a fiery summons to an important voting bloc, President Barack Obama told black Americans to quit crying and complaining and “put on your marching shoes” to follow him into battle for jobs and opportunity. Obama’s speech to the annual awards dinner of the Congressional Black Caucus was his answer to increasing vocal griping from black leaders that he’s been giving away too much in talks with Republicans — and not doing enough to fight black unemployment, which is nearly double the national average at 16.7 percent.

“It gets folks discouraged. I know. I listen to some of y’all,” Obama told an audience of some 3,000 in a darkened Washington convention center.

Hezbollah leader could get military tribunal WASHINGTON — U.S. counterterrorism officials say the Obama administration is considering a military trial in the United States for a Hezbollah commander now detained in Iraq. That’s a potential prosecution strategy that has failed before but may offer a solution to a difficult legal problem for the government. The officials said a tribunal at a U.S. military base may be the best way to deal with the prisoner, who was captured in Iraq in 2007.

The current standoff raises a question: If lawmakers can’t even agree to help victims of natural disasters, how are they going to strike a deal to cut $1.5 trillion in spending this fall in the white-hot climate of presidential and congressional politics? The uncertainty isn’t helping officials in Joplin, Mo., desperate to rebuild homes and put people back to work after a devastating tornado in May.

“We can appreciate the efforts to get our national economy in better order, but we’re concerned about how that’s going to affect us,” Joplin Mayor Mike Woolston said Friday, as Congress headed home for the weekend, the standoff unresolved. On Friday, the Democraticcontrolled Senate blocked the House bill that would provide stop-gap federal spending, plus aid for people battered

by a spate of natural disasters. The legislation also calls for $1.6 billion in spending cuts to help defray the disaster costs. Democrats complained that it’s unprecedented and unfair to insist that spending cuts accompany badly needed emergency aid. Republicans say that with a $14 trillionplus national debt, voters will find it outrageous that Democrats wouldn’t accept $1.6 billion in spending cuts.


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longer in use. “Some of the causes of death I’m not familiar with,” Edwards said. “I’ve seen a lot that say ‘dropsy.’ After looking it up, I find that it was congestive heart failure.” Both terms will be recorded in the new files, she said. The two women, who both have full-time jobs, say they don’t know how long it will take to transcribe 117 years worth of information. But when they are done, the work is expected to be available to the public at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library. Robbins Funeral Home, which opened in the early 1930s, moved last year about 40 years of their records onto a digital file. At the suggestion of some friends who were researching their own genealogical history, funeral home owner Yolande Robbins copied death records from 1937 to 1975. “I saw it as advantageous because now we have a backup,” she said. “Families who are seeking information about their relatives would call and within an hour, I would find that information for them.” Records are not available to the public, Robbins said, but families seeking information

The men took turns reading statements, surrounded by relatives and Shourd. They didn’t take questions from reporters. Fattal said he wanted to make clear that while he and Bauer “applaud Iranian authorities for finally making the right decision,” they “do not deserve undue credit for ending what they had no right and no justification to start in the first place.” The two countries severed diplomatic ties three decades ago during the hostage crisis. Since then, both have tried to limit the other’s influence in the Middle East, and the United States and other Western nations see Iran as the greatest nuclear threat in the region. The hikers’ detention, Bauer said, was “never about crossing the unmarked border between Iran and Iraq. We were held because of our nationality.” He said they don’t know whether they had even crossed into Iran: “We will probably never know.” The irony of it all, Bauer said, “is that Sarah, Josh and I oppose U.S. policies towards Iran which perpetuate this hostility.” The two also detailed the difficult conditions in the Tehran prison where they

A page from a 1932 journal about their own relatives can call the funeral home. Robbins has plans to move the rest of the funeral records onto a digital file by the end of the year. Another long-established funeral home in Vicksburg that has had some of their records digitally copied is Glenwood Funeral Home,

which opened in 1944. Others — Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home, Riles Funeral Home and Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home — do not have electronic records. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home, which opened in 2002, records its books electronically and manually, co-owner Mildred Willis said.


PRECISION FORECAST were held in near-isolation. “Many times, too many times, we heard the screams of other prisoners being beaten and there was nothing we could do to help them,” Fattal said. They said their phone calls with family members amounted to a total of 15 minutes in two years, and they had to go on repeated hunger strikes to receive letters. Eventually, they were told — falsely — that their families had stopped writing them letters. “Solitary confinement was the worst experience of all of our lives,” Fattal said. “We lived in a world of lies and false hope.” They kept in shape physically and mentally by lifting water bottles, discussing books and asking each other questions, family members said. And they ripped slivers of cloth from prison blindfolds to secure their footwear so they could run for exercise. The two managed to hold on to reality by reading letters from family members that included news of what was happening in the world, Bauer’s mother, Cindy Hickey, told The Associated Press.

Infant Continued from Page A1. less than a year old, the state Department of Health is starting an “ABCs” campaign, said Dr. Mary Currier, the state health officer. The initials stand for putting babies to sleep Alone on their Backs in the Crib with no Smoking nearby. “Alone” means without stuffed toys,

ROANOKE, Va. — Alvin Banks died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. He was 56. Mr. Banks was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Anderson; two aunts; two uncles; and a cousin. He is survived by his fiancé, Barbara Holmes of Roanoke; one son, Theodis Holmes of Roanoke; four daughters, LaToya Bouie, Altrina Holmes, Blendale Banks and Leontyne Banks, all of Chicago; his mother, Martha Banks-Anderson of Hermanville; his father, Eugene Watts of Natchez; five sisters, Clora Banks-O’Quinn, Emma Banks, Margie Hughes and Mary Banks, all of Hermanville, and Cassie Darden of Port Gibson; five brothers, Wayne Banks and Casey Anderson, both of Port Gibson, Johnny Banks of Utica, Derwin Banks of Byram and Dexter Anderson of Hermanville; six grandchildren; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Jimmy Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at White Hall Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 today at Thompson Funeral Home of Port Gibson and Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.

Virginia Brown Virginia “Jenny” Brown died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 76. Mrs. Brown had lived in Vicksburg for the past 55 years. She was a homemaker and was active in woodcraft making. She was devoted to her family, especially to her grandchildren. She was known as “Granny” to her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Onie Sasser; four brothers; and two sisters. Visitation was from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Glenwood Funeral Home. Services will





Mostly cloudy tonight, chance of rain, lows in the lower 60s; mostly sunny Tuesday, chance of rain, highs in the mid-80s

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

LOCAL FORECAST Tuesday-Wednesday Partly cloudy Tuesday night, chance of rain, lows in the mid-60s; partly sunny Wednesday, chance of rain, highs in the mid-80s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Mostly cloudy, chance of rain, lows in the lower 60s Tuesday-Wednesday Partly cloudy Tuesday night, chance of rain, lows in the mid-60s; partly sunny Wednesday, chance of rain, highs in the mid-80s

Almanac blankets or pillows. Because of infant mortality and other challenges, Currier is seeking a $4 million increase in state funds in the next fiscal year to maintain current core public health activities. Last year, state lawmakers let the Health Depart-

ment use carryover tobacco funds to help maintain those programs. Low birthweight plays a big role in infant mortality in Mississippi, Currier said. “We have a very high rate of low birthweight babies, which is less than 1,500 grams, or 2.5 pounds,” she

said. “That is 2 percent of our births and 47 percent of our deaths,” Currier said. The state has done a good job of making sure mothers get prenatal care, she said. About 97 percent of mothers begin receiving prenatal care between their first and

second trimester, she said. A pilot program that began enrolling more than 100 Mississippi mothers in 2009 is seeking to improve their health before they become pregnant again. Early data suggest the program is working, she said.

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grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson with the Rev. Carl Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Cain Ridge Cemetery in Lorman. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Port Gibson. Pallbearers will be Charles Segrest, Everett Greer, Woodie Cain, Chad Callender, Brandon Barnett and Lonnie Ashley. Honorary pallbearer will be Nathan Madsen.

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be held today, Sept. 26, 2011, at Glenwood chapel at 2 p.m. Burial will be at Greenlawn Gardens, with the Rev. Brian Ivey officiating. She is survived by her husband, Jack Brown of Vicksburg; son, Kevin (Kelley) Sanders of Vicksburg; daughters, Kim (Kenny) Landers of Utica and Mitzi (Danny) Kent of Vicksburg; stepdaughters, Jackie Brown of Columbus and Cindy (James) Sparks of Columbus; sister, Jean (Ralph) Young of West Monroe, La.; a special niece, Sue Butler Crouch of Vicksburg; a special friend, Pauline Renfroe of Vicksburg; numerous nieces and nephews; four grandchildren, Kyle Landers, Kristen (Clell) Allred, Chasity (Jason) Eaton and Candi (Dan) Wiltfong; and seven greatgrandchildren. Pallbearers for the service will be Kyle Landers, Clell Allred, Danny Mills, Bill Libbey, Bubba Comans, Jacob Darden and Eddie Hendry.

Suzanne Etheridge TALLULAH — Suzanne “Andy” Etheridge died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 39. Ms. Etheridge was born in Lafayette, La., and reared in Madison Parish, where she attended public schools and Mound Baptist Church. She is survived by her parents, Shorty and Judy Etheridge of Mound; two sisters, Candy Rinicker of Tallulah and Tammy Sit of Vicksburg; one brother, Sonny Etheridge of Mound; and other relatives. Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah with John Rushing officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2 p.m. Tuesday until the service.

Patty Darlene Bradley Johnson EDWARDS — Patty Darlene Bradley Johnson died

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehab Center. She was 50. Mrs. Johnson attended Edwards Attendance Center and was a 1980 graduate of Hinds County Agricultural High School in Utica. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lessie Carter Bradley. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Charles Johnson Sr.; her father, W.D. Bradley Sr.; three children, LaShaundra Johnson, Charnette Johnson and Charles Johnson Jr.; four brothers, Thurmond Bradley of Edwards, W.D. Bradley Jr. of Elkhart, Ind., James Bradley of Detroit and Willie Earl Bradley; three sisters, Gloria Bradley Gaddis of Edwards, Linda Bradley Murray of Memphis and Jacqueline Bailey of Clinton; three grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives, including Tia Daniels. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ratliff Chapel M.B. Church in Edwards. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 7 tonight

Sarah L. Pickens NATCHEZ — Sarah L. Pickens died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was 61. A native of Santa Ana, Calif., she had made her home in Natchez since 1998. She was a member of the Washington Baptist Church in Natchez. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kristen Musa; her father, A. Harlan Ashby; and her mother, Naomi Geary Ashby. Survivors include her husband, Curtis Pickens Jr. of Natchez; two stepdaughters, Stephanie Madsen of Vicksburg and Amanda Callender of Brandon; two sons, Ross Perry of Washington, D.C., and Anthony Michael Perry of Nashville, Tenn.; a sister, Mary Ashby Dobson of Waipawa, New Zealand; three brothers, A. Harlan Ashby of Dayton, Nev., Geary Ashby of Houston, Texas, and Dr. Johnathan Ashby of Los Angeles; and eight

Clara Mae Squire Clara Mae Squire died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at her residence. She was 93. Mrs. Squire was a member of Mount Pisgah M.B. Church, where she was a church mother and member of Order of the Eastern Star. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 86º Low/past 24 hours............... 66º Average temperature......... 76º Normal this date................... 74º Record low..............45º in 1975 Record high............94º in 1975 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................1.5 inch This month..............7.78 inches Total/year.............. 31.56 inches Normal/month......2.80 inches Normal/year........ 39.30 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active............................ 5:03 A.M. Most active...............11:17 P.M. Active............................. 5:30 P.M. Most active................11:44 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:56 Sunset tomorrow............... 6:54 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:53

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 13.5 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.7 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 9.0 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 12.0 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.5 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 8.3 | Change: +1.0 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.9 River....................................60.1

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Tuesday.................................. 19.8 Wednesday........................... 20.9 Thursday................................ 21.5 Memphis Tuesday.....................................2.4 Wednesday..............................2.6 Thursday...................................2.8 Greenville Tuesday.................................. 19.0 Wednesday........................... 18.9 Thursday................................ 18.8 Vicksburg Tuesday.................................. 13.4 Wednesday........................... 13.2 Thursday................................ 13.0


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One American killed in Kabul office attack KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan employed by the U.S. government killed one American and wounded another in an attack on a CIA office in Kabul, officials said today. The shooting Sunday evening is the most recent in a growing number of attacks this year by Afghans working with the country’s international allies. Some assailants have turned out to be Taliban sleeper agents, while others have been motivated by personal grievances.

Muslims in Britain rally against extremism LONDON — Thousands of Muslims held a rally in London Saturday to fight extremism and promote a moderate, inclusive version of Islam. The event in Wembley arena was led by Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a respected Pakistan-born Islamic scholar, who gained recognition outside the Muslim world after he published a detailed fatwa — or religious ruling — against terrorism and suicide bombings last year.

Hundreds of civilians flee Gadhafi’s town SIRTE, Libya — Hundreds of civilians fled Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown today to escape growing shortages of food and medicine and escalating fears that their homes will be struck during fighting between revolutionaries forces and regime loyalists. Anti-Gadhafi fighters launched their offensive against Sirte nearly two weeks ago, but have faced fierce resistance from loyalists holed up inside the city. After a bloody push into Sirte again over the weekend, revolutionary fighters say they have pulled back to plan their assault and allow civilians more time to flee.

2 monks self-immolate amid Dalai Lama feud BEIJING — Two Tibetan monks set themselves on fire today in a protest over China’s tight rein over Buddhist practices, a rights group said as the Chinese government reiterated it will choose the next Dalai Lama. The London-based Free Tibet campaign said Lobsang Kalsang and Lobsang Konchok, both believed to be 18 or 19 years old, selfimmolated today at the Kirti Monastery in Sichuan province’s Aba prefectuture. The monks called for religious freedom and said “long live the Dalai Lama” before they set themselves on fire, Free Tibet said in an e-mailed statement.

Presidential Rebel flag still flying in black neighborhood historian seeks to sell assets Confederate controversy

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A year ago, dozens marched to protest the Confederate flag a white woman flew from her porch in a historically black Southern neighborhood. After someone threw a rock at her porch, she put up a wooden lattice. That was just the start of the building. Earlier this year, two solid 8-foot high wooden fences were built on each side of Annie Chambers Caddell’s modest brick house to shield the Southern banner from view. Late this summer, Caddell raised a flagpole higher than the fences to display the flag. Then a similar pole with an American flag was placed across the fence in the yard of neighbor Patterson James, who is black. One hundred and fifty years after the Civil War began about 20 miles away in Charleston Harbor, fights continue over the meaning of the Confederate flag. Some see it as a symbol of slavery and racism; others like Caddell say it’s part of their Southern heritage. “I’m here to stay. I didn’t back down and because I didn’t cower the neighbors say I’m the lady who loves her flag and loves her heritage,” said the 51-year old Caddell who moved into the historically black Brownsville neighborhood in the summer of 2010. Her ancestors fought for the Confederacy. Last October, about 70 people marched in the street and sang civil rights songs to protest the flag, while about 30 others stood in Caddell’s yard waving the Confederate flag. Opponents of the flag earlier gathered 200 names on a protest petition and took their case to a town council meeting where Caddell tearfully testified that she’s not a racist. Local officials have

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Annie Chambers Caddell stands outside her home in Summerville, S.C., beside a fence put up by her neighbors to block their view of the Confederate flag she displays.

‘I’m here to stay. I didn’t back down and because I didn’t cower the neighbors say I’m the lady who loves her flag and loves her heritage.’ Annie Chambers Caddell said she has the right to fly the flag, while her neighbors have the right to protest. And build fences. “Things seemed to quiet down and then the fences started,” Caddell said. “I didn’t know anything about it until they were putting down the postholes and threw it together in less than a day.” Aaron Brown, the town councilman whose district includes Brownsville, said neighbors raised money for the fences. “The community met and talked about the situation,” he said. “Somebody suggested that what we should do is just

go ahead and put the fences up and that way somebody would have to stand directly in front of the house to see the flag and that would mediate the flag’s influence.” Caddell isn’t bothered by the fences and said they even seem to draw more attention to her house. “People driving by here because of the privacy fences, they tend to slow down,” she said. “If the objective was to block my house from view, they didn’t succeed very well.” The Confederate flag remains a sensitive issue in

South Carolina. The battle emblem of the Confederacy had flown on the dome of the Statehouse in Columbia since the Civil War centennial in the 1960s when state lawmakers voted in 2000 to move it to a Confederate monument in front of the building. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has waged a tourism boycott on the state since then as it seeks to have the flag removed from the Statehouse grounds. Caddell, Brown and James all say things have been quiet in Brownsville in recent months. “She’s got a right to do what she wants to do,” James said. “That’s all I really have to say. She can do what she wants to do in her yard, but I don’t share her beliefs.”

BALTIMORE (AP) — A presidential historian charged with conspiring to steal documents from archives throughout the Northeast is asking for court permission to sell artwork and other valuables to cover his living expenses, according to a motion filed in U.S. District Court. Barry Landau, 63, needs cash to pay expenses such as the $2,700 rent on his midtown Manhattan apartment, health insurance and food, according to the filing from attorney Andrew White. Landau’s terms of release require court permission before he can sell or dispose of any assets. Landau and his 24-year-old assistant, Jason Savedoff, are charged with stealing valuable historical documents from the Maryland Historical Society and conspiring to steal documents from other archives. Both have pleaded not guilty. Landau was allowed to return to his Manhattan apartment with GPS monitoring. Savedoff, who surrendered his American and Canadian passports, was released on $250,000 cash bail to his mother’s custody and is staying at a Baltimore-area apartment. White writes in the motion filed last week that Landau might not have much cash to pay his living expenses, but does have items of value that can be sold. “These items were not seized by the FBI in the multiple searches of the defendant’s apartment and are unquestionably not related to the charges now pending in this case,” White said. “The defendant seeks to liquidate these items because he is now without funds necessary to pay his everyday expenses.”

Supermarkets begin bagging self-serve checkouts MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — When Keith Wearne goes grocery shopping, checking out with a cashier is worth the few extra moments, rather than risking that a self-serve machine might go awry and delay him even more. Most shoppers side with Wearne, studies show. And with that in mind, some grocery store chains nationwide are bagging the do-it-yourself option, once considered the wave of the future, in the name of customer service. “It’s just more interactive,” Wearne said during a recent shopping trip at Manchester’s Big Y Foods. “You get someone who says hello; you get a person to talk to if there’s a problem.” Big Y Foods, which has 61 locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts, recently became one of the latest to

Stocks climb on hopes of new debt plan in Europe NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging higher on hopes that European leaders will come up with a new strategy to resolve the region’s debt crisis. Finance officials met in Washington this weekend and pledged to take bolder steps to fight the debt problems, which threaten to slow the global economy. They offered few specifics. Leaders have talked about increasing the $595 billion

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European rescue fund by perhaps allowing it to take loans from the European Central Bank. Economists have also suggested that the central bank cut interest rates. Shortly after the opening bell today, the Dow Jones industrial average is up 73 points, or 0.7 percent, at 10,844. The Standard & Poor’s 500 is up 8, or 0.7 percent, at 1,145. The Nasdaq composite index is up 9, or 0.4 percent, at 2,493.

announce it was phasing out the self-serve lanes. Some other regional chains and major players, including some Albertsons locations, have also reduced their unstaffed lanes and added more clerks to traditional lanes. Market studies cited by the Arlington, Va.-based Food Marketing Institute found only 16 percent of supermarket transactions in 2010 were done at self-checkout lanes in stores that provided the option. That’s down from a high of 22 percent three years ago. Overall, people reported

being much more satisfied with their supermarket experience when they used traditional cashier-staffed lanes. Supermarket chains started introducing self-serve lanes about 10 years ago, touting them as an easy way for shoppers to scan their own items’ bar codes, pay, bag their bounty and head out on their way. Retailers also anticipated a labor savings, potentially reducing the number of cashier shifts as they encouraged shoppers to do it themselves.

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Manning, Giants outplay Eagles

Down to one The Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, knocking their wild card lead over the St. Louis Cardinals down to one game. Story/B3

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On TV 7:30 p.m. ESPN - Two of the NFL’s biggest rivals meet in Cowboys Stadium as Dallas hosts the surprising Washington Redskins.


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Sidelines SEC officially welcomes Aggies

Texas A&M is set to join Southeastern Conference, the league said Sunday, possibly signaling legal hurdles have been cleared for the Aggies to leave the Big 12. The SEC announced the move will be effective next July, and said Texas A&M will participate in all sports during the 201213 academic year. That gives the SEC 13 members and its first addition since South Carolina and Arkansas in 1992. The Aggies’ defection from the Big 12 had been held up by the possibility of legal action from Baylor and other members. The release by the SEC did not mention that situation, and spokesman Charles Bloom said he could not comment. A Big 12 administrator said neither the SEC nor Texas A&M have asked any of the Big 12 schools to waive their right to sue. SEC presidents and chancellors voted in favor of the move on Sept. 6. “We are excited to begin competition in the nation’s premier athletic conference,” Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin said in a team release.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 6-7-5 La. Pick 4: 3-2-4-0 Weekly results: B2

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New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) catches a ball for a 27-yard touchdown as Houston Texans strong

safety Glover Quin (29) defends during the second half Sunday. The Saints improved to 2-1 with a 40-33 victory.

Saints rally past Texans By Brett Martel The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees couldn’t stay angry with Jimmy Graham for long. A miscommunication on what initially looked like a critical interception wound up setting the stage for the veteran quarterback and young tight end to hook up on a pair of big plays in a dramatic 40-33 comeback victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday. “I love the fact that we can have something happen on the field that’s a negative ... and instead of him getting down like some young players might and having that affect what happens later on, he comes out and make a couple huge catches,” Brees

said of the 6-foot-6 Graham, a second-year pro and converted basketball player out of Miami. “He’s mentally tough, physically tough, he wants to be great and he wants me to be able to trust him and have confidence in him, which I do to the utmost.” Brees was intercepted twice, but made up for it with 370 yards passing and three second-half touchdown passes, including a 27-yard strike to Graham as the Saints (2-1) began to claw back from a 26-17 fourthquarter deficit. Then on third-and-10 with the Saints trailing 33-32 in the waning minutes, Brees found Graham over the middle for a 23-yard gain on See Saints, Page B3.

Ex-Saint Gleason has ALS NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Steve Gleason may always be remembered most for his blocked punt on the night the Louisiana Superdome reopened for the first time after Hurricane Katrina — a play that stirred an already emotional crowd into a deafening, drink-spilling frenzy. The retired New Orleans Saints folk hero only hopes he can continue to lift people’s spirits by the way he handles what until now has been a private struggle with ALS, a debilitating and ultimately fatal disease for which there currently is no cure.

On Sunday, five years to the day after his memorable play became a symbol of a devastated community’s will to carry on, Gleason, 34, went public with his diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “In a way, I see this as an opportunity to continue to be an inspiration, maybe even more so than I ever have been,” said Gleason, a 5-foot-11, former Washington State standout who forged an eight-year NFL career in New Orleans as a special teams leader and reserve safety.

Eli Manning delivered the knockout blow after Michael Vick got knocked out of another game. Manning threw four touchdown passes, including two to Victor Cruz, and the New York Giants beat the Philadelphia Eagles 29-16 Sunday. Vick started despite suffering a concussion in last week’s 35-31 loss at Atlanta. He left with a broken right hand in the fourth quarter after helping the Eagles overcome a 14-0 first-quarter deficit to take a 16-14 lead. It’s uncertain how long the lefthanded quarterback will be out. He’ll have a CT scan Monday. “I don’t Eli know anyManning thing right now except my hand is broken,” Vick said. Vick wasn’t happy with the hit, either. He completed a 23-yard pass to Jeremy Maclin before taking a hard shot from Chris Canty. “I felt I got hit late. No flag,” Vick said. “At some point, something catastrophic is gonna happen. Not to blame the refs, but more precautions should be taken. I’m on the ground all the time in the pocket.” Without their Pro Bowl quarterback, the Eagles (1-2) hardly look like the “Dream Team” that entered the season with Super Bowl or bust expectations. Manning threw a pair of TD passes in the fourth quarter to rally New York. The Giants (2-1) have won two in a row and snapped a six-game losing streak against their division rivals. See Giants, Page B3.

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Warren Central offense sputters in loss to Northwest By Ernest Bowker Following an overtime loss to Callaway on Aug. 26, it seemed like Warren Central’s offense was ready to shift into high gear. The Vikings scored 35 points that night, their highest output in two seasons. They were making big plays and finding some rhythm in the passing game. Since then, WC hasn’t just sputtered. It has blown up, trailing smoke and broken engine parts behind it as it goes. The Vikings have only

scored 24 points in their last three games, and haven’t had more than one touchdown in any of them. The latest nightmare came Friday in a 35-7 loss to Northwest Rankin. WC only gained 56 yards of offense in the second half, had two interceptions returned for touchdowns and moved the ball into Northwest territory twice in 13 possessions. A lot of WC’s offensive woes stem from its troubles in the running game. Most of its linemen weigh just a little over 200 pounds and the unit as a whole has struggled to get a surge off the snap. Lead-

ing rusher Greg King has less than 200 yards for the season. Against Northwest Rankin, the Vikings only had two runs longer than six yards. “When I talked about being physically outmatched, that goes on both sides of the ball. The offensive and defensive line. We just could not establish a running game, and you’re not going to be very successful if you cannot run the football and stop the run. We couldn’t do that tonight on any kind of consistent basis,” WC coach Josh Morgan said. WC has found something with the Chase Ladd-to-

Kourey Davis connection. They hooked up five times on Friday night for 113 yards and a touchdown. For the season, Davis has caught 14 passes. He has accounted for 340 of Ladd’s 529 passing yards and four of his six touchdowns. The Vikings have been too inconsistent in the passing game to rely on it entirely, though. Ladd has had four interceptions returned for scores this season. On Friday night, he threw incomplete on nine of his next 10 attempts after the long touchdown pass. Morgan was optimistic that

the passing game can get the Vikings moving again, but said without a running game to keep defenses honest, it wouldn’t be a magic cure. “Kourey is doing an unbelievable job. He’s turning into one of the premier receivers,“ Morgan said. “We’ve got to find some help. We’ve got to cut down on our interceptions. You can’t do that. We can’t do that. We can’t throw interceptions for touchdowns. “But, again, it’s not going to be successful if you’re onedimensional. You’ve got to establish the run, and that’s more of a concern to me than anything.”


Monday, September 26, 2011

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. MLB - Philadelphia at Atlanta or Boston at Baltimore 9 p.m. WGN - Chicago Cubs at San Diego NFL 7:30 p.m. ESPN - Washington at Dallas NHL PRESEASON 6 p.m. Versus - New York Rangers at Philadelphia


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Cross Country WC girls finish fourth in Clinton The Warren Central girls finished fourth in the St. Andrews Invitational cross country meet on Saturday, ed by a fourth place overall finish by K.K McCarley. Steven Wagner was the top finisher for the boys, 17th overall.

Golf Haas wins high-stakes FedEx Cup at Atlanta ATLANTA — Bill Haas had a sinking feeling when he heard the gallery groan, the first indication that his shot had tumbled down the slope and into the lake. When he saw the ball only half-submerged in water, Haas figured he still had the slightest chance. To somehow save par. Against all odds, to stay alive in his sudden-death playoff with Hunter Mahan at the Tour Championship, the richest playoff in golf history with FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus riding on the outcome. “It was an all or nothing shot,” Haas said. “So if I don’t pull it off, I’m shaking Hunter’s hand.” As he did through the final, frenzied hour at East Lake on Sunday, it worked to near perfection. Haas splashed the ball out onto the green to 3 feet for par, then won the Tour Championship — and the FedEx Cup — on the third extra playoff hole. A handful of players had a shot at the $10 million with an hour left in the tournament until it came down to two — Haas and Mahan, in a sudden-death playoff with such high stakes that the difference between winning and losing was nearly $10 million. Haas wound up winning a combined $11.44 million, including $10 million for capturing the FedEx Cup. Mahan, who failed to save par from a bunker on the third extra hole, had to settle for $864,000 as the runner-up and $700,000 for finishing seventh in the FedEx Cup. Haas won for the first time this year, and the payoff could be more than just a massive bank deposit. Fred Couples makes his final captain’s pick on Tuesday for the Presidents Cup.

Woods to hire Dustin Johnson’s caddie ATLANTA— Tiger Woods has hired Joe LaCava to be his third full-time caddie. LaCava decided to leave Dustin Johnson, one of the most talented young Americans, to go to work for the former world No. 1 who hasn’t won in the last two years. “Joe LaCava is an outstanding caddie and I have known him since I was an amateur, really looking forward to having him on the bag,” Woods posted on his Twitter account on Sunday night.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sept. 26 1961 — New York Yankee Roger Maris ties Babe Ruth’s 34-year-old record with his 60th homer, off Jack Fisher of Baltimore. 1981 — Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros becomes the first player to pitch five no-hit, no-run games. This one is a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at the Astrodome. 1998 — Prairie View A&M ends its NCAA-record 80-game losing streak by stopping a 2-point conversion in the final minute for a 14-12 victory over Langston. The victory is the Panthers’ first since Oct. 28, 1989, when they defeated Mississippi Valley 21-12. 2004 — Peyton Manning of Indianapolis passes for 393 yards and five first-half touchdowns in a 45-31 win over Green Bay. Manning has the most TD throws in one half since Tommy Kramer in 1986, and the most yards in a quarter, 247, since Boomer Esiason in 1996.

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Houston New Orleans

10 6 3 14 — 33 0 10 7 23 — 40 First Quarter Hou—Daniels 14 pass from Schaub (Rackers kick), 10:13. Hou—FG Rackers 22, 3:17. Second Quarter NO—Sproles 30 run (Kasay kick), 8:23. Hou—FG Rackers 27, 6:20. Hou—FG Rackers 27, 3:53. NO—FG Kasay 35, :35. Third Quarter NO—Meachem 2 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 10:34. Hou—FG Rackers 36, 5:08. Fourth Quarter Hou—Casey 26 pass from Schaub (Rackers kick), 14:54. NO—Graham 27 pass from Brees (Kasay kick), 9:30. NO—Moore 16 pass from Brees (Moore pass from Brees), 7:10. Hou—Walter 20 pass from Schaub (Rackers kick), 4:13. NO—Ingram 13 run (Moore pass from Brees), 2:42. A—73,002. ——— Hou NO First downs................................21........................27 Total Net Yards.......................473......................454 Rushes-yards.....................25-109.................22-100 Passing....................................364......................354 Punt Returns............................2-5.......................1-5 Kickoff Returns.......................3-83...................4-103 Interceptions Ret....................2-26.......................1-2 Comp-Att-Int..................... 22-39-1............... 31-44-2 Sacked-Yards Lost...................2-9.....................2-16 Punts...................................2-37.0..................3-49.3 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................0-0 Penalties-Yards......................7-56.....................4-26 Time of Possession.............30:06...................29:54 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Houston, Tate 19-82, Casey 1-11, Slaton 4-8, A.Johnson 1-8. New Orleans, Ingram 9-38, Sproles 2-35, P.Thomas 7-28, Brees 4-(minus 1). PASSING—Houston, Schaub 22-39-1-373. New Orleans, Brees 31-44-2-370. RECEIVING—Houston, A.Johnson 7-128, Casey 5-126, Daniels 5-76, Walter 3-35, Tate 1-8, Jones 1-0. New Orleans, Moore 9-88, Sproles 6-50, Meachem 5-51, Graham 4-100, Henderson 3-62, Ingram 2-(minus 3), P.Thomas 1-15, D.Thomas 1-7. ———


N.Y. Giants Philadelphia

14 0 0 15 — 29 0 13 3 0 — 16 First Quarter NYG—Jacobs 40 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 6:04. NYG—Cruz 74 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), :49. Second Quarter Phi—FG Henery 21, 7:47. Phi—McCoy 11 run (Henery kick), 1:54. Phi—FG Henery 38, :00. Third Quarter Phi—FG Henery 21, :59. Fourth Quarter NYG—Cruz 28 pass from Manning (Jacobs run), 8:07. NYG—Bradshaw 18 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 3:32. A—69,144. ——— NYG Phi First downs................................14........................25 Total Net Yards.......................334......................376 Rushes-yards.....................25-102.................40-177 Passing....................................232......................199 Punt Returns............................0-0.....................1-13 Kickoff Returns.......................1-33.....................2-45 Interceptions Ret....................3-32.......................0-0 Comp-Att-Int..................... 16-23-0............... 20-30-3 Sacked-Yards Lost.................3-22.....................2-12 Punts...................................4-41.0..................2-45.0 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................3-0 Penalties-Yards......................4-21.....................7-36 Time of Possession.............23:09...................36:51 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—N.Y. Giants, Bradshaw 15-86, Jacobs 7-19, Manning 3-(minus 3). Philadelphia, McCoy 24-128, Vick 7-31, Schmitt 4-6, Brown 3-6, D.Jackson 1-3, Lewis 1-3. PASSING—N.Y. Giants, Manning 16-23-0-254. Philadelphia, Vick 16-23-1-176, Kafka 4-7-2-35. RECEIVING—N.Y. Giants, Bradshaw 5-53, Cruz 3-110, Nicks 3-25, Jacobs 2-42, Ballard 1-15, Stokley 1-7, Beckum 1-2. Philadelphia, Maclin 5-69, Avant 4-33, McCoy 3-13, D.Jackson 2-30,

New England Buffalo

14 7 3 7 — 31 0 10 7 17 — 34 First Quarter NE—Welker 14 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 9:45. NE—Gronkowski 1 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 6:01. Second Quarter NE—Gronkowski 26 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 6:01. Buf—St.Johnson 11 pass from Fitzpatrick (Lindell kick), 1:56. Buf—FG Lindell 42, :03. Third Quarter Buf—Chandler 3 pass from Fitzpatrick (Lindell kick), 9:34. NE—FG Gostkowski 23, 4:51. Fourth Quarter Buf—Jackson 1 run (Lindell kick), 10:36. Buf—Florence 27 interception return (Lindell kick), 10:22. NE—Welker 6 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 3:25. Buf—FG Lindell 28, :00. A—68,174. ——— NE Buf First downs................................30........................24 Total Net Yards.......................495......................448 Rushes-yards.....................26-108...................20-79 Passing....................................387......................369 Punt Returns..........................3-31.....................2-20 Kickoff Returns.......................4-73.....................1-16 Interceptions Ret....................2-37.....................4-56 Comp-Att-Int..................... 30-45-4............... 27-40-2 Sacked-Yards Lost...................0-0.......................0-0 Punts...................................3-46.7..................5-50.6 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................0-0 Penalties-Yards......................8-93.....................9-77 Time of Possession.............31:15...................28:45 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—New England, Ridley 7-44, Woodhead 6-21, Welker 1-19, Green-Ellis 9-16, Brady 1-5, Edelman 2-3. Buffalo, Jackson 12-74, B.Smith 2-6, Spiller 1-3, Jones 1-2, Fitzpatrick 4-(minus 6). PASSING—New England, Brady 30-45-4-387. Buffalo, Fitzpatrick 27-40-2-369. RECEIVING—New England, Welker 16-217, Gronkowski 7-109, Woodhead 3-20, Ochocinco 2-28, Ridley 1-8, Edelman 1-5. Buffalo, St.Johnson 8-94, Nelson 6-84, Jones 5-101, Jackson 5-87, Chandler 2-10, Spiller 1-(minus 7). ———


Green Bay Chicago

7 10 3 7 — 27 0 10 0 7 — 17 First Quarter GB—Finley 6 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 11:25. Second Quarter GB—Finley 7 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 12:00. Chi—Sanzenbacher 4 pass from Cutler (Gould kick), 8:12. GB—FG Crosby 37, 1:51. Chi—FG Gould 25, :49. Third Quarter GB—FG Crosby 28, 6:32. Fourth Quarter GB—Finley 10 pass from Rodgers (Crosby kick), 12:49. Chi—Davis 32 pass from Cutler (Gould kick), 11:46. ——— GB Chi First downs................................24........................12 Total Net Yards.......................392......................291 Rushes-yards.....................29-100...................12-13 Passing....................................292......................278 Punt Returns..........................5-39.....................2-30 Kickoff Returns.........................0-0.....................3-64 Interceptions Ret......................2-0.......................1-0 Comp-Att-Int..................... 28-38-1............... 21-37-2 Sacked-Yards Lost...................2-5.....................3-24 Punts...................................6-38.2..................7-42.6 Fumbles-Lost............................1-1.......................2-0 Penalties-Yards......................7-35...................10-70 Time of Possession.............37:29...................22:31 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Green Bay, Grant 17-92, Starks 11-5, Rodgers 1-3. Chicago, Cutler 3-11, Forte 9-2. PASSING—Green Bay, Rodgers 28-38-1-297. Chicago, Cutler 21-37-2-302. RECEIVING—Green Bay, G.Jennings 9-119, Finley 7-85, J.Jones 4-24, Nelson 3-40, Starks 3-9, Cobb 1-13, Kuhn 1-7. Chicago, Forte 7-80, Sanzenbacher 5-27, Knox 4-84, Hester 3-62, Davis 1-32, Hurd 1-17. ———


Denver Tennessee

7 0 7 0 — 14 0 10 0 7 — 17 First Quarter Den—Willis 5 pass from Orton (Prater kick), 3:45. Second Quarter Ten—Washington 14 pass from Hasselbeck (Bironas kick), 11:37. Ten—FG Bironas 46, 1:11. Third Quarter Den—McGahee 5 pass from Orton (Prater kick), 1:17. Fourth Quarter Ten—Graham 4 pass from Hasselbeck (Bironas kick), 4:24. A—69,143. ——— Den Ten First downs................................19........................17 Total Net Yards.......................231......................333 Rushes-yards.......................23-59...................23-38 Passing....................................172......................295 Punt Returns..........................3-47.....................4-21 Kickoff Returns.......................1-19.......................0-0 Interceptions Ret......................0-0.....................2-29 Comp-Att-Int..................... 24-39-2............... 27-36-0 Sacked-Yards Lost...................1-1.....................2-16 Punts...................................5-49.2..................4-44.0 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................3-2 Penalties-Yards......................1-15...................11-80 Time of Possession.............29:06...................30:54 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Denver, McGahee 22-52, Ball 1-7. Tennessee, C.Johnson 13-21, Kern 1-21, Mariani 1-4, Hasselbeck 2-(minus 2), Ringer 6-(minus 6). PASSING—Denver, Orton 24-39-2-173. Tennessee, Hasselbeck 27-36-0-311. RECEIVING—Denver, Decker 7-48, Lloyd 4-38, Ball 3-11, McGahee 3-2, Fells 2-42, Willis 2-16, Larsen 2-9, Green 1-7. Tennessee, Washington 8-92, C.Johnson 4-54, Britt 3-18, Q.Johnson 2-17, Ringer 2-17, L.Hawkins 2-16, Cook 2-12, Stevens 1-58, Williams 1-19, Graham 1-4, Mariani 1-4.

college football The AP Top 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parenthe-

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ses, records through Sept. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. LSU (42)................................4-0 1,471 2 2. Oklahoma (12).......................3-0 1,422 1 3. Alabama (5)...........................4-0 1,413 3 4. Boise St. (1)..........................3-0 1,280 4 5. Oklahoma St..........................4-0 1,209 7 6. Stanford.................................3-0 1,205 5 7. Wisconsin..............................4-0 1,177 6 8. Nebraska...............................4-0 991 9 9. Oregon...................................3-1 985 10 10. South Carolina......................4-0 950 12 11. Virginia Tech.........................4-0 883 13 12. Florida...................................4-0 820 15 13. Clemson................................4-0 744 21 14. Texas A&M...........................2-1 734 8 15. Baylor....................................3-0 659 17 16. South Florida........................4-0 585 18 17. Texas....................................3-0 466 19 18. Arkansas...............................3-1 434 14 19. Michigan................................4-0 417 22 20. TCU.......................................3-1 338 20 21. Georgia Tech........................4-0 298 25 22. West Virginia.........................3-1 280 16 23. Florida St..............................2-2 239 11 24. Illinois....................................4-0 179 24 25. Arizona St.............................3-1 112 NR Others receiving votes: Michigan St. 51, Houston 38, Auburn 25, Iowa St. 21, Ohio St. 15, Kansas St. 14, Utah 12, Penn St. 9, Georgia 8, Washington 4, Notre Dame 3, Tennessee 3, Navy 2, Southern Cal 2, Mississippi St. 1, Missouri 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll

The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Sept. 24, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Oklahoma (32).......................3-0 1,434 1 2. LSU (20)................................4-0 1,404 3 2. Alabama (7)...........................4-0 1,404 2 4. Stanford.................................3-0 1,225 5 5. Boise State............................3-0 1,223 4 6. Oklahoma State.....................4-0 1,172 6 7. Wisconsin..............................4-0 1,156 7 8. Nebraska...............................4-0 1,040 9 9. South Carolina.......................4-0 976 10 10. Virginia Tech.........................4-0 935 11 11. Oregon..................................3-1 914 13 12. Florida...................................4-0 817 15 13. Texas A&M...........................2-1 681 8 14. South Florida........................4-0 631 17 15. Clemson................................4-0 598 22 16. Baylor....................................3-0 528 19 17. Texas....................................3-0 525 18 18. Arkansas...............................3-1 432 12 19. Michigan................................4-0 414 21 20. TCU.......................................3-1 364 20 21. Georgia Tech........................4-0 333 24 22. Illinois....................................4-0 181 NR 23. West Virginia.........................3-1 158 16 24. Florida State.........................2-2 157 14 25. Michigan State......................3-1 153 23 Others receiving votes: Houston 70; Ohio State 61; Arizona State 57; Penn State 34; Iowa State 33; Kansas State 13; North Carolina 13; Texas Tech 13; Utah 11; Northwestern 5; Tennessee 3; Washington 3; Auburn 2; Air Force 1; Temple 1.

nascar Sprint Cup-Sylvania 300 Results Sunday

At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (20) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 300 laps, 114.6 rating, 47 points. 2. (16) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 300, 93.8, 43. 3. (4) Greg Biffle, Ford, 300, 115, 41. 4. (7) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 300, 131.5, 42. 5. (3) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 300, 98.7, 40. 6. (27) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 300, 81.9, 38. 7. (26) David Ragan, Ford, 300, 79.6, 38. 8. (23) Carl Edwards, Ford, 300, 82.5, 36. 9. (31) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 300, 84.2, 36. 10. (17) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 300, 82.2, 35. 11. (8) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 300, 92.9, 33. 12. (6) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 300, 99.3, 33. 13. (18) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 300, 81.8, 31. 14. (24) Joey Logano, Toyota, 300, 69.5, 30. 15. (2) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 300, 118.2, 30. 16. (9) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 300, 82.3, 29. 17. (12) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 300, 88.4, 27. 18. (10) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 300, 88, 27. 19. (15) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 299, 65.5, 25. 20. (14) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 299, 61.5, 24. 21. (13) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 299, 65.1, 23. 22. (5) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 299, 66.5, 23. 23. (25) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 299, 61.7, 21. 24. (21) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 299, 93.9, 21. 25. (1) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 299, 101.1, 20. 26. (11) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, out of fuel, 298, 101.1, 19. 27. (32) J.J. Yeley, Ford, 298, 51.3, 17. 28. (19) David Reutimann, Toyota, 298, 54.8, 16. 29. (28) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 298, 71.4, 15. 30. (29) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 297, 52.1, 14. 31. (40) Mike Bliss, Ford, 296, 42, 0. 32. (33) David Gilliland, Ford, 296, 40.9, 12. 33. (30) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 294, 42.1, 0. 34. (42) Andy Lally, Ford, 284, 35.2, 10. 35. (22) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, oil leak, 80, 43.9, 9. 36. (39) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, brakes, 38, 36.6, 0. 37. (35) Michael McDowell, Toyota, rear gear, 35, 37.5, 7. 38. (34) David Stremme, Chevrolet, brakes, 32, 33.4, 6. 39. (41) Josh Wise, Ford, brakes, 29, 30.4, 0. 40. (36) Robby Gordon, Dodge, brakes, 28, 28.3, 4. 41. (43) Scott Speed, Ford, brakes, 23, 31, 0. 42. (37) Casey Mears, Toyota, electrical, 19, 33.7, 2. 43. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, brakes, 10, 30.1, 0.

Sprint Cup points 1. Tony Stewart................................................ 2,094 2. Kevin Harvick............................................... 2,087 3. Brad Keselowski.......................................... 2,083 4. Carl Edwards............................................... 2,080 5. Jeff Gordon.................................................. 2,071 6. Kyle Busch................................................... 2,068 7. Matt Kenseth................................................ 2,068 8. Dale Earnhardt Jr........................................ 2,068 9. Kurt Busch................................................... 2,066 10. Jimmie Johnson......................................... 2,065 11. Ryan Newman........................................... 2,060 12. Denny Hamlin............................................ 2,028

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Sunday’s Games Detroit 10, Baltimore 6 N.Y. Yankees 6, Boston 2, 1st game Minnesota 6, Cleveland 4, 9 innings Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 2 Kansas City 2, Chicago White Sox 1 Texas 12, Seattle 5 Oakland 6, L.A. Angels 5 Boston 7, N.Y. Yankees 4, 14 innings, 2nd game Today’s Games Boston (Beckett 13-6) at Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 4-4), 6:05 p.m. Cleveland (U.Jimenez 4-3) at Detroit (Fister 10-13), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Noesi 2-1) at Tampa Bay (Shields 15-12), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (F.Paulino 3-6) at Minnesota (Slowey 0-7), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (McGowan 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 16-7) at L.A. Angels (Haren 16-9), 9:05 p.m. Oakland (McCarthy 9-8) at Seattle (Vargas 9-13), 9:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Boston at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Texas at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.

National League East Division

W x-Philadelphia................99 Atlanta...........................89 Washington....................78 New York.......................76 Florida............................71

L 60 70 80 83 88

Central Division

W x-Milwaukee...................94 St. Louis........................88 Cincinnati.......................77 Pittsburgh......................71 Chicago.........................70 Houston.........................55

L 65 71 82 88 89 104

West Division

W x-Arizona.......................93 San Francisco...............84 Los Angeles..................80 Colorado........................72 San Diego.....................69 x-clinched division

L 66 75 78 87 90

Pct GB .623 — .560 10 .494 20 1/2 .478 23 .447 28 Pct .591 .553 .484 .447 .440 .346

GB — 6 17 23 24 39

Pct GB .585 — .528 9 .506 12 1/2 .453 21 .434 24

Sunday’s Games Washington 3, Atlanta 0 Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 4 Colorado 19, Houston 3 Milwaukee 9, Florida 5 Philadelphia 9, N.Y. Mets 4 St. Louis 3, Chicago Cubs 2 L.A. Dodgers 6, San Diego 2 Arizona 5, San Francisco 2 Today’s Games Cincinnati (H.Bailey 9-7) at N.Y. Mets (Schwinden 0-2), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 16-8) at Atlanta (Delgado 1-1), 6:10 p.m. Washington (Milone 1-0) at Florida (Ani.Sanchez 8-9), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 13-7) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 11-11), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 10-10) at Milwaukee (Marcum 13-7), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Eveland 2-2) at Arizona (D.Hudson 16-11), 8:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (C.Coleman 3-8) at San Diego (Latos 8-14), 9:05 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 11-13) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 12-7), 9:15 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Cincinnati at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Washington at Florida, 6:10 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs at San Diego, 9:05 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-7-5 La. Pick 4: 3-2-4-0 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-4-4 La. Pick 4: 7-6-3-5 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-8-6 La. Pick 4: 6-3-2-6 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-9-7 La. Pick 4: 7-8-4-8 Easy 5: 3-12-23-24-27 La. Lotto: 18-24-26-32-37-39 Powerball: 12-47-48-52-55 Powerball: 13; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-3-9 La. Pick 4: 4-0-5-7 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-3-0 La. Pick 4: 6-2-1-5 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-3-0 La. Pick 4: 2-5-2-5 Easy 5: 9-10-17-25-33 La. Lotto: 2-7-24-27-29-37 Powerball: 3-4-12-27-44 Powerball:26; Power play: 5

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A look at how college football players with ties to the Vicksburg area did in games played over the weekend: • Murray State defensive back Darius Buck (Warren Central) assisted on four tackles in a 48-26 loss to Tennessee-Martin on Thursday. • Mississippi State defensive back Marvin Bure (Vicksburg High) had one solo tackle in a 26-20 overtime win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. • Mississippi College defensive lineman Dekores Branch (VHS) had one solo tackle, and linebacker Hunter Farrior (Central Hinds) had one assist in a 52-17 loss to Louisiana College. • Central Arkansas receiver Derrick Steele (Hinds AHS) caught two passes for 25 yards in a 53-24 loss to Arkansas State. • Tarleton State wide receiver Cordell Valentine (Warren Central) returned one kickoff for 10 yards in a 34-28 win over Eastern New Mexico.

Saints Continued from Page B1.

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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore jumps into the end zone for a touchdown on a 23-yard run past teammate Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) and New York Jets corner-

back Antonio Cromartie (31) and cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) Sunday. The Raiders won 34-24.

Steelers escape Indy with narrow win By The Associated Press Shaun Suisham kicked a 38-yard field goal with 4 seconds left Sunday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 23-20 victory at Indianapolis. It was a wild game that turned three times in the final 51⁄2 minutes and was far closer than most expected. The Steelers (2-1) struggled as Ben Roethlisberger lost two fumbles and threw an interception during an 11-minute first-half span, and they rushed for only 67 yards. Even when they thought they had finally shaken off the feisty Colts (0-3), they hadn’t. After James Harrison forced Curtis Painter’s fumble and Troy Polamalu ran it 16 yards for a 20-13 lead with 5:13 left, Painter led Indy on an 80-yard drive. It was capped by Joseph Addai’s tying 6-yard TD run with 2:09 to go. But Roethlisberger came back with a 60-yard march to set up the winning score.

Bills 34, Patriots 31 Rian Lindell hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired and Buffalo snapped a 15-game losing streak against New England and lifted its record to 3-0.

Buffalo won in dramatic fashion, overcoming a 21-0 secondquarter deficit. It’s the second straight week the Bills rallied; they overcame a 21-3 deficit in a 38-35 win over Oakland last week.

Titans 17, Broncos 14 Matt Hasselbeck threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Graham with 4:24 left to completed Tennessee’s rally. The Titans (2-1) lost Kenny Britt, the AFC’s leading receiver, when his right knee buckled in the second quarter. Hasselbeck turned to others, including Graham, whose first catch of the season came against his former team. Hasselbeck threw for 311 yards and two TDs.

Lions 26, Vikings 23, OT Matthew Stafford threw for 378 yards and two touchdowns to rally the Lions from a 20-0 halftime deficit, and Jason Hanson kicked a 32-yard field goal in overtime.

Packers 27, Bears 17 Aaron Rodgers threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns to Jermichael Finley, and Green Bay shut down Jay Cutler. The stakes weren’t as

high as the previous meeting, when the Packers left Soldier Field celebrating the NFC title on the way to the championship. Even so, they gave the Bears (1-2) more headaches.

and Oakland bullied the twotime defending AFC runnersup on the ground to win their home opener.

Chargers 20, Chiefs 17

Rookie Torrey Smith’s first three career catches went for touchdowns totaling 133 yards in the first quarter, sparking a franchise record-setting day on offense by Baltimore.

Eric Weddle intercepted Matt Cassel at midfield with 55 seconds left to preserve San Diego’s victory over winless Kansas City.

Bucs 16, Falcons 13 Josh Freeman scored the first rushing touchdown of his career and Tampa Bay’s defense forced three turnovers and sacked Matt Ryan four times.

Panthers 16, Jags 10 Cam Newton didn’t pass for a ton of yards, he simply found Greg Olsen over the middle for a 16-yard touchdown with 4:20 left to list Carolina (1-2). Newton, the No. 1 overall draft pick, also found Olsen for the ensuing 2-point conversion that helped Carolina rally from a 10-5 halftime deficit.

Raiders 34, Jets 24 Darren McFadden ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns

Ravens 37, Rams 7

Browns 17, Dolphins 16 Colt McCoy threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Massaquoi with 43 seconds left to cap an 80-yard drive and rally Cleveland (2-1) over winless Miami.

49ers 13, Bengals 8

which the tight end absorbed two heavy hits as he went down. Graham stood up and flexed both biceps while officials threw a flag for a late hit that put the Saints deep in Houston territory. Mark Ingram then capped the eight-play, 93-yard drive with his first career TD on a 13-yard run that vaulted New Orleans ahead for good. Graham blamed himself for Danieal Manning’s interception of Brees ear-

lier in the fourth quarter, which gave Houston the ball on the Saints 42 and set up James Casey’s diving 26-yard touchdown catch from Matt Schaub. As Houston was marching for that score, Brees told Graham to expect more passes to come his way. “It meant a lot to me, being such a young player, that Drew has so much faith in me,” said Graham, who led New Orleans with 100 yards receiving on four catches.

Giants Continued from Page B1. “It’s always good to beat those guys, especially here,” Manning said. “They have good players and we new we had to come in with the same game plan as last year and just finish it this time.” In their previous meeting at the Meadowlands last December, the Eagles rallied from a 21-point deficit with 8:17 left, and won 38-31 on DeSean Jackson’s 65-yard punt return for a touchdown on the last play. The teams traded a lot of trash talk in the offseason and during the week. The Giants backed it up. “I think I responded today,” Giants safety Antrel Rolle

said. “I’m not scared of anyone on the field. I thing it’s more mental than physical. They tried to get in my head sticking their hands in my face, blocking me after the play, but if they want to fight, I’ll fight anyone, but in between the lines, I’m too smart to get thrown out of the game.” Manning threw for 254 yards, and Ahmad Bradshaw ran for 86 and had 53 more receiving, including a TD. Filling in because Mario Manningham and Domenik Hixon are out, Cruz had three catches for 110 yards and his first two career scores.

Kendall Hunter ran 7 yards for the game’s only touchdown with 3:59 to go, rallying San Francisco in front of Cincinnati’s smallest crowd for a home opener in 30 years.

Seahawks 13, Cards 10 Tarvaris Jackson scrambled for an 11-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter, bulling through two Arizona defenders at the goal line, and Seattle (1-2) picked up its first win.


Stewart smokes the field at New Hampshire LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Tony Stewart made it 2 for 2 in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, pulling ahead when Clint Bowyer ran out of gas with two laps left to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. Stewart is on a roll when the season matters most, following last week’s Chase opening victory at Chicagoland Speedway with another strong performance at New Hampshire. Both of his victories this season have come in the Chase and have propelled him to the top of the points standings.

The outcome was a complete reversal of the race at New Hampshire last fall, when Stewart’s tank ran dry a lap from Tony the checkStewart ered flag and Bowyer pounced for the victory. “If that’s not a flip-flop from last year, I don’t know what is,” Stewart said over the radio as he neared the finish line. Four other Chase drivers finished in the top 10. Brad Kesel-

owski was second, Jeff Gordon was fourth, Matt Kenseth was sixth and Carl Edwards finished eighth. Stewart, a two-time Cup champion, is the second driver to ever open the Chase with consecutive victories. He overtook Kevin Harvick for the points lead and made himself the car to beat after a rather pedestrian regular season. Even Stewart counted himself out him before the Chase, declaring he would call himself, “a total bumbling idiot,” if he won the championship. He might win his third title — but don’t expect Smoke to call

himself a favorite. “Got eight long weeks still, man,” Stewart said. “It’s way too early to start counting chickens.” It’s not too early to start counting some out. Denny Hamlin, who entered in 12th and a whopping 41 points out, finished 29th and was the worst Chase finisher. A year after he went into the finale with the points lead, Hamlin’s shot at his first championship is over. Other Chase driver results saw Kyle Busch finish 11th; Harvick 12th; Dale Earnhardt Jr. 17th; Jimmie Johnson 18th and Kurt Busch 22nd.


Braves’ wild card lead shrinks to one after loss WASHINGTON (AP) — The top four hitters in the Braves’ lineup, including Chipper Jones and Dan Uggla, went a combined 0 for 16 with five strikeouts Sunday in a 3-0 loss to the Washington Nationals that cut Atlanta’s NL wildcard lead over St. Louis to one game. “This was a very brutal loss for us,” Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman said. Atlanta has dropped 10 of its past 15 games, allowing St.

Louis to close in. The Braves finish the regular season with a three-game home series starting Monday against the NL East champion Philadelphia Phillies. Wilson Ramos homered off Braves starter Mike Minor (5-3) in the fourth, and Michael Morse hit the 29th of his breakout season — a two-run shot — off reliever Cristhian Martinez in the seventh. Ross Detwiler (4-5) went six innings for Washington

before a crowd of 37,638 in the final game of 2011 at Nationals Park. He allowed four hits and two walks while striking out four. Over his last two starts of the season, the lefty pitched 13 1-3 scoreless innings, with seven hits, seven strikeouts and three walks. The last 15 Braves batters made outs, including seven strikeouts. With nothing more at stake than a third-place finish, the Nationals have played well down the stretch.

Yankees and Red Sox split doubleheader

The Red Sox salvaged their AL wild-card lead when Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-out, three-run homer in the 14th inning of the nightcap of a day-night doubleheader, lifting Boston over the New York Yankees 7-4. The Red Sox rallied from 3-0 deficit to snap a three-game skid and head into their final series with a onegame lead over Tampa Bay.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Entrapment” — A woman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, pretends to be a burglar to catch a gentleman thief, Sean Connery, planning a big heist in Malaysia on the eve of the millennium./7 on Reelz n SPORTS NFL — Two of the NFL’s biggest rivals meet in Cowboys Stadium as Dallas hosts the surprising Washington Redskins./7:30 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “How I Met Your Mother” — Ted tries to make amends when he runs into an ex-girlSean Connery friend with whom he was unfaithful; Barney makes a bet with Marshall and Lily./7 on CBS

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Donna Douglas, actress, 79; David Frizzell, country singer, 70; Mary Beth Hurt, actress, 65; Olivia Newton-John, singer-actress, 63; Carlene Carter, country singer, 56; Linda Hamilton, actress, 55; Melissa Sue Anderson, actress, 49; Jillian Barberie, TV personality, 45; Jim Caviezel, actor, 43; Christina Milian, singer-actress, 30. n DEATHS Wangari Maathai — The first African woman recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize died at 71 after a long struggle with cancer, the environmental organization she founded said today. Kenya’s most recognizable woman, Maathai won the Nobel in 2004 for combining environmentalism and social activism. She was the founder of the Green Belt Movement, where over 30 years she Wangari mobilized poor women to plant 30 million trees. Maathai Arch West — A retired Frito-Lay marketing executive credited with creating Doritos as the first national tortilla chip brand, has died in Dallas at age 97. A statement issued by the West family said he died Tuesday at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. West was a marketing vice president for Dallas-based Frito-Lay in 1961 when, while on a family vacation near San Diego, he found a snack shack selling fried tortilla chips. West got a tepid corporate response to the tortilla chip idea but conducted marketing research that led to the Doritos rollout.


Powell leadership book due out in 2012 Colin Powell’s new book is a story of success. The retired four-star general and former Secretary of State has a deal with HarperCollins for “It Worked for Me: Lessons in Leadership and Life.” According to HarperCollins, the book will include his 13 rules of leadership and “revealing personal stories.” Financial terms have not been disclosed. HarperCollins announced Sunday that the book is to Colin Powell be published in May 2012. HarperCollins spokeswoman Tina Andreadis has declined to comment on whether Powell would respond to criticisms in recent memoirs by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld or former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Lady Gaga shows at Obama fundraiser Pop singer Lady Gaga was among the guests at a Silicon Valley fundraiser for President Barack Obama. The intimate gathering was held under a tent in the yard of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg on Sunday night. Gaga wore a black, sleeveless gown and high heels, and with her hair piled up she towered over the Silicon Valley elites who were paying up to $35,800 per Lady Gaga couple to attend. Gaga attended as a paying guest. She said last week that she wanted to meet with Obama to discuss her concerns about bullying, but it wasn’t clear whether the two would be having that discussion.

Music mogul faces federal gun charges Hip-hop mogul James Rosemond, who is already jailed on federal drug-trafficking charges, has been indicted on gun charges. Prosecutors unveiled a revised indictment Friday accusing Rosemond of possessing a submachine gun and a silencer. The 46-year-old CEO of New York-based Czar Entertainment was arrested in June on charges of running a criminal enterprise between New York City and Los Angeles that shipped cocaine in music equipment cases. Officials said the weapons were seized during searches of Rosemond’s properties.

ANd one more

Facebook friends asked to call cops A Chattanooga woman has found a unique use for her Facebook account — reporting a robbery. Chattanooga police said 20-year-old Rolanda Hill answered a knock at her door Sunday night and a man stuck a gun through the open door and forced his way inside. He demanded money while holding Hill at gunpoint and took cash and her cell phone. Deprived of her phone, Hill used her computer to report the crime to her Facebook friends and asked them to call police. Someone did and police responded at about 9:30 p.m. Police are following up leads, but there was no arrest.

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‘Lion King’ chases off Brad Pitt to remain No. 1 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brad Pitt was unable to put the cat out of first place at the weekend box office. Walt Disney’s “The Lion King” reissue was No. 1 for the second-straight weekend with $22.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. That puts it just ahead of Pitt’s baseball drama “Moneyball,” a Sony Pictures release that opened at No. 2 with $20.6 million. Debuting closely behind at No. 3 was the Warner Bros. family film “Dolphin Tale” with $20.3 million. “Dolphin Tale” stars Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. The 3-D reissue of 1994’s “The Lion King” has taken in $61.7 million since opening the previous weekend to a much bigger audience than expected. That’s on top of nearly $800 million worldwide the movie made in its original run and a 2002 re-release. The film has done so well that Disney plans to leave it in theaters longer than the two-week run the studio initially planned as a prelude to its Blu-ray home-video debut Oct. 4, said Dave Hollis, Disney’s head of distribution. The studio has not yet decided how long or how widely the film would play theatrically after the Blu-ray release, Hollis said. “Consumers I think will be happy to consume it in multiple ways for this kind of franchise, as they have for the last 17 years,” Hollis said. “The Lion King” held up well despite a rush of four new wide releases this weekend. “Twilight” co-star Taylor Lautner’s action tale “Abduction” opened at No. 4 with $11.2 million. The Lionsgate release casts Lautner as a teen hurtled into a world of espionage as he tries to uncover the mystery of his past. Another action thriller, Open Road Films’ “Killer Elite,” debuted at No. 5 with $9.5 million. The movie stars Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen as specialops assassins caught up in a global revenge scheme. “Moneyball” stars Pitt as

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Moviegoers gather outside before a Time Warner Cable and Disney screening of “The Lion King” 3D at The El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles.

Top 10 1. “The Lion King,” $22.1 million ($1.9 million international). 2. “Moneyball,” $20.6 million. 3. “Dolphin Tale,” $20.3 million. 4. “Abduction,” $11.2 milOakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, who shook up the baseball world when his tight budget forced him to look for new ways to scout players. Jonah Hill co-stars as an economist who helps turn the A’s into a contender using statistical methods that identify undervalued athletes. With good reviews and Academy Awards buzz for Pitt and his “Moneyball” teammates, Sony hopes the film will stick around in theaters well into the fall. It was a solid start for a film that looked dead in the water after Sony benched a previous version of “Moneyball” just days before shooting was to start in 2009. That incarnation would have been made by Pitt’s pal Steven Soderbergh, who directed him in the “Ocean’s Eleven” movies. But Sony pulled the plug in a squabble with Soder-

lion. 5. “Killer Elite,” $9.5 million. 6. “Contagion,” $8.6 million. 7. “Drive,” $5.8 million. 8. “The Help,” $4.4 million ($1.1 million international). 9. “Straw Dogs,” $2.1 million. 10. “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” $2.05 million. bergh over the script. Soderbergh departed, but Pitt stuck with it, determined to bring Michael Lewis’ bestseller “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” to the screen. Much of the book dealt with the number-crunching sabermetrics system Beane adopted. To bring out the drama, Sony hired Aaron Sorkin, an Oscar winner for his screenplay on “The Social Network,” to rework a script whose previous scribes included Steven Zaillian, an Oscar winner for “Schindler’s List.” Bennett Miller, the Oscarnominated filmmaker behind “Capote,” was brought in to direct. Pitt also is a producer on the film. “It wasn’t the easiest code to crack. You had this really great book, but to translate it wasn’t necessarily the easiest thing,” said Rory Bruer,

Sony’s head of distribution. “You really needed people who believed in it, like Brad, and writers who understood it, and a director to really make it something very visual and compelling for folks to see.” “Dolphin Tale” managed a solid start despite unexpected competition for family audiences from “The Lion King.” Based on a true story, “Dolphin Tale” centers on a group of strangers who come together to save an injured dolphin. “The Lion King,” ‘’Moneyball” and “Dolphin Tale” managed a rare feat for typically quiet September, all finishing above $20 million for the weekend. Hollywood’s overall revenues came in at $122 million, up 21 percent from the same weekend last year, when “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” led with $19 million, according to box-office tracker “This is one of the strongest September weekends I’ve ever seen,” said analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “’Lion King’ got people in the mood to go back to movies, especially the family audience, and look at the combination of that one and ‘Dolphin Tale.’

Michael Jackson saw salvation in dangerous drug Testimony about propofol expected to dominate Dr. Murray’s trial LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson was physically exhausted from a day of grueling rehearsals for his marathon 50-night comeback tour. But his nightly battle with insomnia had just begun. After showering and getting into bed, he called for his “milk,” a powerful drug he had been using to escape into unconsciousness. Jackson saw the anesthetic known as propofol as his salvation. On June 25, 2009, it became the King of Pop’s death potion. How he overdosed in his mansion on a drug intended for hospital use is at the center of the manslaughter trial this week of the doctor he hired to be his highly paid personal physician for the “This is It” tour. Testimony about the drug is expected to dominate the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, a Houston cardiologist who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in Los Angeles Superior Court. The prosecution claims Murray was grossly negligent in giving Jackson propofol at home without proper lifesaving equipment available and

Dr. Conrad Murray

Michael Jackson

then left the room long enough to find his patient not breathing when he returned. His defense team claims the singer, desperate for sleep, swallowed an additional dose of the drug when his doctor was out of the room. Getting to the truth of it will come down to sometimes technical testimony from an array of medical experts, pathologists and even the police officers and paramedics who inspected Murray’s equipment in the bedroom where Jackson went into cardiac arrest. The defense theory, based on evidence that a trace amount of propofol — .13 milligrams — was found in Jackson’s stomach, may be a hard sell. The drug is administered

intravenously, usually during surgery. Scientific witnesses may be asked to explain how it could have gotten into his stomach. Some doctors say ingesting it orally is almost unheard of. “It’s an odd, on-the-edge defense theory,” said Dr. Gil Tepper, chief of staff at Miracle Mile Medical Center in Los Angeles. “It would not put you to sleep and it would move through the system very rapidly, causing awful diarrhea.” There are few authoritative studies and few statistics on deaths caused by the drug. It remains uncertain if the judge will allow a Chilean doctor’s study of students who voluntarily drank the drug or a study of pigs who received it rectally. The prosecution has a key expert witness, as well as forensic experts from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office who are considered at the top of the field. The defense boasts an advantage in one of its lawyers, J. Michael Flanagan, who says he is the only California attor-

Malkovich delighted by role as mobster VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — John Malkovich says his latest acting role, an aging Siberian mobster trying to raise his grandson to be an honorable crook, proved to be a “delightful” experience. The movie, “Siberian Education,” is set in Trans-Dniester, now a separatist republic between Moldova and Ukraine, though filming of the U.S.-Italian production took place in Lithuania and wrapped up this week. Malkovich plays Kuzja, an

old recividist exiled to Trans-Dniester along with numerous other exconvicts by Soviet authorities in the John waning years Malkovich of the Soviet Union. Kuzja tries to teach his grandson Kolyma — the film’s main protagonist, played by Lithuanian actor Arnas Fedaravicius — the arcane rules of

“criminal morals.” “It is an interesting story about the way of life that most of audience would not know about,” Malkovich said Friday before leaving Lithuania. “Things are so much global and Americanized. It’s interesting to think of that kind of (criminal) culture that the film addresses is kind of becoming extinct.” The film is based on a memoir by Nicolai Linin, also called “Siberian Education.”

ney ever to try a propofol death case. Flanagan represented one of a pair of nurses charged with killing a cancer patient who died after propofol was allegedly given without proper authorization by an anesthesiologist. Flanagan’s client was acquitted and the other nurse pleaded no contest to a lesser charge. Abuse of the drug is said to occur among medical professionals but rarely among patients. In anesthesia, propofol is known as something of a wonder drug. Tepper said it’s ideal for short term procedures such as colonoscopies or cataract surgery. Patients report feeling energized when they come out of it and there is no grogginess. In a hospital setting, Tepper said the doctor would have heart and blood oxygenation monitors as well as surgical equipment to do intubation if the patient stops breathing. Witnesses have said no such equipment was in Jackson’s bedroom.

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Woman awaiting divorce fears lack of suitors Dear Abby: I’m going through a divorce and have decided not to begin dating until it’s final. I’m doing this because I wouldn’t be comfortable dating someone who is still married. I told myself I would politely explain this to any gentleman who asks me out, but no one has — and I’m a little bothered by it. No one approaches me at all. I don’t wear my ring and I consider myself to be a very attractive person. I have had several boyfriends throughout my life, and looking back at them and my marriage, I realize that I was the first to show an interest and ask them out. I’d like it if a guy approached me and made the first move. I’m worried that when I’m ready to date it won’t happen. I understand that approaching a stranger is a little unnerving, but I’m beginning to take it personally. Please don’t suggest going to activities outside the home to meet people. I work and go to school full-time, so that’s not an option anytime soon. — Looking for a Date — in the



Future Dear Looking (But Not Looking): If you’re asking me how to get a man to ask you out so you can tell him, “No, I’m not ready,” I’m sorry but I can’t help you. I don’t know the circumstances of your divorce, but if they were hurtful, it is not uncommon for the injured party to “become invisible” until he or she heals enough to once again send out “available and interested” vibes. You say you’re not quite there yet, which might be why you’re not attracting any interest. While your schedule is so full — unless you meet someone at school or through your job — your love life might have to stay on hold until you can squeeze it in. Dear Abby: I have a friend


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: In the next year, don’t be reluctant to assume additional responsibilities where your major interests are concerned, including your work. All new positive undertakings will lead to increased personal and financial wellbeing. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Something important to you has been structured in such a manner that it has prohibited you from asserting yourself more effectively. You could break loose of this stranglehold at last. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — The end could be in sight concerning a project you’ve been anxious to finalize. Once you see the light, do what you can to capitalize on the breakthrough. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — A number of happenings could move you to places where new, exciting friendships can be made. One in particular might grow and become something very special in your life. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — New ambitions are likely to develop within you, impelled either by choice or circumstances. Greater gratification than usual can be realized from one or two of them. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — A new development in your chosen field of interest could have you studying subjects that will greatly add to your storehouse of knowledge. What you learn could be very profitable. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — There is an excellent chance that you could be exposed to several interesting investment proposals within the next few days. A couple of them could be worthy of further examination. Aries (March 21-April 19) — A new understanding could result after having a heart-to-heart talk with a pal that you’ve been having a rough time with lately. This accord will set the stage for a harmonious future. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Some new, ambitious objectives you establish for yourself will have excellent chances of being realized, but you might have to be a bit patient about reaching them. Stay the course. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — After spending some quality time with a longtime platonic friend, fonder feelings for each other could develop. Enjoy this welcome and scintillating development. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Something could cause you to reassess all of your involvements and rethink those relations that have proved to be unworthy of your involvement. You’ll choose wisely. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — It behooves you not to treat lightly any new ideas or concepts you drum up at this time. Discuss them with people you trust, because your brainstorms might have more merit than you think. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — There are always measures you can take that you know put you in a more receptive mood for making or saving money. The timing is ripe for you to do so again.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Michael and I are both 17, and we have been seeing each other for over four months. We are both honor students and both of us are on our high school debate team. I care very much for this guy. He has everything I ever wanted in a guy. All is wonderful in our relationship, except for one major parent problem. My mother and father are unhappy I’m seeing Michael because his father works at a school doing janitor work, and his mother cleans houses for three families. It so happens that my father is an attorney, and my mother is a professor at Arizona State University. They keep telling me that I better start looking for a guy whose parents are professionals. What can I do to convince my parents that Michael is a wonderful guy, and that’s what is important, not that his parents are not professionals? Michael is very bright. He has told me many times that he wants to be a veterinarian because of his love for animals. I’m positive he will reach his goal. He plans to attend a community college for 2 years and then attend the University of Arizona for his degree. — Nameless, Phoenix, Ariz. Nameless: Whenever possible, have Michael meet with your parents. The better they get to know him, the better they can judge him for his character, not his social standing. See if you and Michael can invite your parents out for an ice cream snack one evening. This is a great time for open dialogue and will give your parents ample time to ask questions and to evaluate him as a human being. Then make it a point to have Michael talk with your parents whenever he picks you up for a date. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

who routinely makes offhand, sarcastic remarks to me. He recently told me my story wasn’t worth listening to, which makes me wonder if he’s insecure or just doesn’t care for my company. I feel devalued and I’m beginning to be weary of his “zingers.” Sometimes I’d rather not be in his company, but my wife and I have no problem with his wife. Any suggestions? — Sick of the Zingers in Milwaukee Dear Sick of the Zingers: This “friend” might think he’s being clever, or he might be utterly tactless. If you’d rather not be around him, follow your instincts and avoid him. His wife and yours can continue their friendship, and if the woman asks why there are no more foursomes, she should be told the truth. Once they see their social circle is shrinking, he might change his ways. And if he doesn’t, you will no longer have to tolerate his rudeness. Dear Abby: I was dating this guy for 5 1/2 years. It was a struggle because of all the problems I suffered through

in my previous relationships. He assured me that he wasn’t like the rest. I believed that we were getting back on track, slowly. A few days ago, I received a letter in the mail from a woman telling me they had gotten married. Enclosed was a wedding picture of the two of them. The date of the wedding was on the back of the picture. I was shocked to see that the wedding had taken place while we were together. What should I do? — Hurting Heart in Ohio Dear Hurting Heart: Send her a thank-you letter, tell her you won’t be seeing her husband again in this life and write him off. And one more thing: Be grateful she clued you in, because if she hadn’t, you could still be wasting time with this two-timing liar.

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

Doctor writing column to help, inform patients Dr. Anthony Komaroff’s column, Ask Dr. K, is replacing Ask Dr. Gott by Dr. Peter Gott. Regular readers of this space are familiar with the Ask Dr. Gott column. This is the first of a new column: Ask Doctor K. Like Dr. Gott, I will respond to reader questions. I hope you will find my comments as helpful as Dr. Gott’s were. I’m a practicing doctor. I see and treat patients, and am a professor at Harvard Medical School. I am also responsible for all of our school’s newsletters, special health reports and books about health for the general public. Why am I writing this column? A patient of mine once surprised me by asking: “You take my medical history, you examine my body, you order tests and prescribe treatments. So what’s the most important thing you do for a patient?” No one had ever asked me that question. I hadn’t asked it myself. So I had to think for a minute. Then I told the patient: “The most important thing I do is explain — explain what I think is wrong, and why, and explain what needs to be done, and why.” I’m writing this column because I believe in the power of information to improve people’s health. In the years since I went to medical school, two hugely important things have occurred. The first is that medical science has progressed much faster than most doctors expected. What once was science fiction is now reality. For example, we can see deep inside your body without touching you. We can determine whether you have a particular genetic defect and treat it. The second important thing is that scientific studies (many of them conducted at Harvard) have revealed how powerful lifestyle changes are in lengthening life and making those added years healthy ones. You’ve almost surely heard that “eating right” and regular exercise are good for you. That’s not news. What might be news is just how good they are for you. Did you know, for example, that specific changes in your diet and regular exercise can reduce your risk of getting the most common kind of diabetes by 70 percent? No medicine yet invented can do that for you. But you can do it for yourself. You can send questions to me through my website: www. You also can mail them to me in care of Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106. I won’t be able to answer all the questions that are sent to me, but I’ll do the best I can. I can’t offer any specific medical advice, of course: Only your doctor knows you well enough to do that. Instead, I want to provide information that you

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can use to protect your health, and to deal with symptoms and diseases. I also want to tell you about the amazing new discoveries that can help you and your family — new treatments that are available today, or will be soon. I really look forward to answering your questions.

• Write Dr. Komaroff in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016 or visit website, www.

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Page 692 Instrument Number 258783; and WHEREAS, on the 18th day of January, 2011, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for American Financial Resources, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Wells Fargo Bank, NA, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1518 at Page 279 Instrument Number 284675; and WHEREAS, on the 28th day of February, 2011, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Sean A. Southern as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1520 at Page 150 Instrument Number 285626; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 3rd day of October, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Lot 57 of the Resurvey and Extension of Skywood Subdivision, Part 2, a plat of which is recorded in Book 116, Page 236 of the Warren County Land records. This conveyance is made subject to mineral reservations, restrictive covenants, and easements of record, unpaid taxes and assessments if any. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 1st day of September, 2011. Sean A. Southern Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 Publish: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26(3t)

WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 3rd day of October, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: That part of Section 7, Township 15 North, Range 4 East, described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the Northwest corner of what is known as the Carpenter Tract as described in Book 436 at Page 27 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and run thence South 66 degrees 48 minutes East along the South line of Halls Ferry Road a distance of 121.9 feet thence continuing along the South line of Halls Ferry Road, South 67 degrees 05 minutes East, 112.2 feet; South 66 degrees 34 minutes East, 121.8 feet; South 67 degrees 25 minutes East 199.9 feet; South 70 degrees 52 minutes East, 232.9 feet; thence leaving said Halls Ferry Road; run South 13 degrees 35 minutes East, 161.4 feet; thence South 28 degrees, 07 minutes East, 78.7 feet to the Point of Beginning of the parcel of land herein described, being the Northwest corner of said property being a point on the South line of proposed street, and from said point of beginning run thence South 51 degrees 24 minutes East, 145.8 feet; thence South 41 degrees 05 minutes West, 66.0 feet; thence South 38 degrees, 17 minutes West, 97.5 feet; thence North 59 degrees 01 minutes West, 169.0 feet; thence North 37 degrees 58 minutes East, 76.9 feet; thence North 50 degrees 20 minutes East, 41.2 feet; thence 52 degrees 10 minutes East 71.0 feet to the Point of Beginning, being what is known as Lot 11 of Wood Glen Subdivision. Also: A right of way and easement over and across a strip of land described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of what is known as the Carpenter Tract as described in Book 436 at Page 27 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and run thence South 66 degrees 40 minutes East along the South line of Halls Ferry Road a distance of 121.9 feet; thence continuing along the South line of Halls Ferry Road, South 67 degrees 05 minutes East, 112.2 feet; thence South 70 degrees 52 minutes East, 232.9 feet to the Point of Beginning of the easement herein described, being a point on the South line of Halls Ferry Road; run thence South 13 degrees 35 minutes East, 161.4 feet; thence South 28 degrees 07 minutes East, 70.7 feet; thence South 51 degrees 24 minutes East, 145.8 feet; thence South 43 degrees 04 minutes East, 134.4 feet; thence South 40 degrees 08 minutes East, 129.6 feet; thence North 58 degrees 15 minutes East, 50 feet; thence North 40 degrees 55 minutes West, 128 feet; thence North 42 degrees 30 minutes West, 144 feet; thence North 50 degrees 55 minutes West, 146 feet; thence North 31 degrees 15 minutes West, 57 feet; thence North 11 degrees 25 minutes West, 60 feet; thence North 09 degrees 13 minutes West, 69.6 feet to a point on the South right of way line of Halls Ferry Road, thence along said right of way line North 77 degrees, 09 minutes West, 64.4 feet to the point of beginning. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 30th day of August, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 DMM/F05-0844 Publish: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26(3t)

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Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet. 01. Legals Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 25th day of April, 2007, and acknowledged on the 25th day of April, 2007, Sherman R Brewer aka Sherman Ray Brewer Sr married man and Erica Brewer an unmarried woman as joint tenants., executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Ellis Braddock and Dees, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for The Mortgage Lending Group, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1653 at Page 82 #245134; and WHEREAS, on the 1st day of February, 2008, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Wells Fargo Bank, NA, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1474 at Page 422 Instrument #254190; and WHEREAS, on the 5th day of February, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1474 at Page 713 Instrument #254400; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 3rd day of October, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Commencing at Vicksburg National Military Park Marker Number 27, and run thence S 79 degrees 28 minutes West, 191.9 ft to a point; thence South 17degrees 7 minutes E, 299.13 ft. to a point on the East line of Lover's Lane; thence South 5 degrees 06 minutes East, a distance of 60.81 ft to a point; thence South 16 degrees 20 minutes W, a distance of 15.1 ft to a 1/2 inch iron marking the Northwest corner of the Sherman Ray Brewer property as described in Deed Book 640 at Page 222 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi and the Point of Beginning; thence, continue along the East right of way of Lover's Lane, South 16 degrees 20 minutes W, a distance of 116.00 ft to a wooden post; thence, leaving said right of way South 78 degrees 28 minutes East, a distance of 160.99 ft to an iron rod; thence North 10 degrees 00 minutes E, a distance of 141.56 ft to an iron rod; thence N 88 degrees 26 minutes W, a distance of 149.76 ft. to the Point of Beginning, containing an area of 0.45 acres, more or less. Subject to: A 10 ft. wide ingress and egress easement being 5 ft. either side of a centerline described as beginning at a point on the East right of way line of Lover's Lane lying S 16 degrees 20 minutes W, a distance of 7.4 ft from the Northwest corner of the Sherman Brewer property described in Deed Book 640 at Page 222 of the Warren County Land Records; thence, along the centerline of a gravel drive S 80 degrees 39 minutes 57 seconds E, a distance of 49.92 ft.; thence S 66 degrees 00 minutes 38 seconds E, a distance of 19.51 ft., thence S 51 degrees 44 minutes 17 seconds E, a distance of 57.90 ft.; thence S 63 degrees 39 minutes 36 seconds E, a distance of 30.33 ft to the Point of Terminus of said Easement. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 7th day of September, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 DMM/F08-0335 Publish: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26(3t)

Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 14th day of July, 2008, and acknowledged on the 14th day of July, 2008, Wanda F. Davis aka Wanda Davis, An Unmarried Woman, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Cecil D. McClellan III, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for American Financial Resources, Inc, Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1697 at Page 692 Instrument Number 258783; and WHEREAS, on the 18th day of January, 2011, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for American Financial Resources, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Wells Fargo Bank, NA, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1518 at Page 279 Instrument Number 284675; and WHEREAS, on the 28th day of February, 2011, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Sean A. Southern as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1520 at Page 150 Instrument Number 285626; and WHEREAS, default having

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Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 15th day of November, 2004, and acknowledged on the 15th day of November, 2004, Latricia D Rawls, an unmarried woman, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto CTC Real Estate Services, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1501 at Page 383 #216946; and WHEREAS, on the 21st day of June, 2011, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto The Bank of New York Mellon fka The Bank of New York as Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2004-15, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1524 at Page 302 #200161; and WHEREAS, on the 5th day of May, 2005, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1376 at Page 646 #221384; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 3rd day of October, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: That part of Section 7, Township 15 North, Range 4 East, described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the Northwest corner of what is known as the Carpenter Tract as described in Book 436 at Page 27 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and run thence South 66 degrees 48 minutes East along the South line of Halls Ferry Road a distance of 121.9 feet thence continuing along the South line of Halls Ferry Road, South 67 degrees 05 minutes East, 112.2 feet; South 66 degrees 34 minutes East, 121.8 feet; South 67 degrees 25 minutes East 199.9 feet; South 70 degrees 52 minutes East, 232.9 feet; thence leaving said Halls Ferry Road; run South 13 degrees 35 minutes East, 161.4 feet; thence South 28 degrees, 07 minutes East, 78.7 feet to the Point of Beginning of the parcel of land herein described, being the Northwest corner of said property being a point on the South line of proposed street, and from said point of beginning run thence South 51 degrees 24 minutes East, 145.8 feet; thence South 41 degrees 05 minutes West, 66.0 feet; thence South 38 degrees, 17 minutes West, 97.5 feet; thence North 59 degrees 01 minutes West, 169.0 feet; thence North 37 degrees 58 minutes East, 76.9 feet; thence North 50 degrees 20 minutes East, 41.2 feet; thence 52 degrees 10 minutes East 71.0 feet to the Point of Beginning, being what is known as Lot 11 of Wood Glen Subdivision. Also: A right of way and easement over and across a strip of land described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of what is known as the Carpenter Tract as described in Book 436 at Page 27 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and run thence South 66 degrees 40 minutes East along the South line of Halls Ferry Road a distance of 121.9 feet; thence continuing along the South line of Halls Ferry Road, South 67 degrees 05 minutes East, 112.2 feet; thence South 70 degrees 52 minutes East, 232.9 feet to the Point of Beginning of the easement herein described, being a point on the South line of Halls Ferry Road; run thence South 13 degrees 35 minutes East, 161.4 feet; thence South 28 degrees 07 minutes East, 70.7 feet; thence South 51 degrees 24 minutes East, 145.8 feet; thence South 43 degrees 04

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI RE: IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF SHIRLYE K. STAHL, DECEASED NO: 2011-116PR ____________________ NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF SHIRLYE K. STAHL ____________________ NOTICE is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary on the Estate of Shirlye K. Stahl deceased, Probate No. 2011-116-PR, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 14th day of September, 2011 and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days from date of first publication of this notice. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this the 14th day of September, 2011. /s/JOHN F. STAHL EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF SHIRLYE K. STAHL, DECEASED Publish: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10(3t)

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Simmons Lawn Service

Professional Services & Competitive Prices • Landscaping • Septic Systems • Irrigation: Install & Repair • Commercial & Residential Grass Cutting Licensed • Bonded • Insured 12 years experience

New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

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

Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking


Check our listings to find the help you need...

• Contractors • Electricians • Roofers • Plumbers • Landscapers



601-636-SELL (7355)

SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY • Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations

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


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


(601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180

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Ask about our FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT section that prints Oct. 2nd


The Vicksburg Post

Monday, September 26, 2011

24. Business Services

26. For Rent Or Lease

29. Unfurnished Apartments

31. Mobile Homes For Rent


RV LOT RENTAL. Private property, off Glass Road. $370 month. Includes water and electricity. 601-831-7453.

2/ 3 BEDROOM. ALL electric includes water $450. With stove and refrigerator. $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.

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

28. Furnished Apartments


32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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

BIG FOUR BEDROOM. 2008 28x80 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Delivery, set-up, tie-down and central air included. $499 per month. Call 662-417-2354, 601-624-3287.

•Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big James” 601-218-7782 D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082. DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response.


3 BEDROOM DUPLEX. Fully furnished, $950 month, water, electric, DirectTV included. 601-218-5348.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133

18. Miscellaneous For Sale THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique”

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

WE HAUL OFF old appliances, old batteries, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601940-5075, if no answer, please leave message. WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 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.

HOME COMPUTER SERVICE and repair. Reasonable prices. Pick up available .601502-5265, 601-636-7376. HOTEL MATTRESS SPECIAL! Full- QueenKing sets, all starting at $129. 1420 Washington, 601-631-0010.

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

3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!

USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

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

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

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 Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

NEW LOCATION/ NEW Name! Hotel Furniture Outlet, formerly All About Bargains, now at 1420 Washington Street, across from the old Valley. 601-631-0051.

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

OLD BRICKS AND old timber for sale. Coming from Surplus building on Levee street. 601-301-0841.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Call for information on move-in specials. 601-636-0447.

BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN LOCATION, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, large screened porch, washer/ dryer, central air/ heat. $695 monthly, deposit/ references required. 601-529-8002

We’re Almost FULL! Come In & See WHY!


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




601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

601-638-2231 Riverbend Apartments 2 Bedroom Apartments Available Rental Assistance Security Deposit $300 Call today for more information

318-633-9526 Office hours: Monday- Thursday 8am-11am.

KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION. SINGLE WIDES, DOUBLE WIDES, TRIPLE WIDES AND LAND/ HOME PACKAGES Mississippi's Largest REPO Dealer. Payments starting at $199/ month www.vicksburghome Call 662-417-2354, 601-624-3287.

34. Houses For Sale 1455 PARKSIDE, $150,000. 2606 Oak Street, $50,000. 1865 Martin Luther King Boulevard, $22,500. Renovated. 732-768-5743.

30. Houses For Rent


3 BEDROOM 2 bath South county. $750 monthly, $500 deposit. References required. 601-529-0824

31. Mobile Homes For Rent


3 BEDROOMS 2.5 baths. 4 years old, 2-story, all electric, garage, 2000 square feet, hardwood and ceramic. $1500 monthly, deposit/ references required. 601218-1002.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

LAKE HOUSE AT Eagle Lake. Has 6'x100' pier . 601-218-5348.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

NEED AN APARTMENT? Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

The Vicksburg Apartments WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers 3425 Halls Ferry Rd. • 601-636-6413

GREAT STARTER HOME! Large 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Delivery, set-up and tie down, central air included. $9,950. Call 662-417-2354, 601-624-3287.

4 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. Hardwood floors, appliances included. 129 Lightcap Boulevard. $107,000. 601-831-3918.

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

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

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

1455 PARKSIDE, $1350 monthly. 2606 Oak Street, $725 monthly. 1865 Martin Luther King Boulevard, $675 monthly. Renovated. 732768-5743.

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

• Lake Surrounds Community

1, 2 AND 3 Bedroom apartments/ townhouses from $425- $550. Managers special no deposit required. 601-631-0805.


17. Wanted To Buy


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

Bradford Ridge Apartments Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety. 601-638-1102 • 601-415-3333


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

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 16X60 2 BEDROOM, 2 Bath, 12x60 porch. No pets. $200 deposit, $650 monthly. 601-631-1942.

34. Houses For Sale

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

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


36. Farms & Acreage

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

Licensed in MS and LA

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

601-636-6490 Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623

80 ACRES HUNTING and hardwood timber land in Redwood. $2000 per acre. 601-630-4111, 601-218-4263. LOT FOR SALE. Bovina/ Tiffentown Road, 3.95 acres. Road frontage, Ready to build. 601-218-8292.

40. Cars & Trucks 1977 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Supreme. Motor, body, transmission good shape. Needs interior work $1800 or best offer. 601831-6356. 1995 FORD F150. 4X4, good condition. $2300. 662347-7295. 1999 DODGE CARAVAN SE. Silver, 101,000 miles. $4400 (must have payoff). 601-415-6514 601-4156849.

... Hurrey It’s r o f Be ne! Go

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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


2004 Oldsmobile Alero ONLY $977 Down Gary’s Cars Hwy 61S 601-883-9995




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31. Mobile Homes For Rent

Classifieds Really Work!

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

HILLVIEW ESTATES “Vicksburg’s Premier Rental Community” Hillview Estates is a family oriented community featuring an ON SITE MANAGER for 24/7 response to your every need. The grounds are meticulously maintained by our professional staff. We are here to serve you. WITH ONLY A FEW HOMES AVAILABLE NOW, PLEASE COME TOUR OUR COMMUNITY AND MEET YOUR NEW NEIGHBORS. TOTALLY RENOVATED to like new condition with fresh paint, new carpet, etc: •Large 3 bedrom 2 bath doublewide •Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath singlewide •Roomy 2 bedroom 2 bath singlewide

Please call our resident manager Bobby Allen 601-941-6788

Children: Show off your Halloween costume in our 2011 Pumpkin Patch. Send us a photo of your child in their Halloween costume to be put in our Annual Pumpkin Patch. There will be 3 age groups: 0-2, 3-6 and 7-12. Photographs must be received by: Tuesday, October 25th, 3pm. • $20 per picture • Child’s Name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Age: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Costume: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Parent Name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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

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Fixer-Uppers for people with a plan!

Do you know exactly what you want in a home? Do you long for unique surroundings that perfectly reflect your style? Find the home of your dreams in the Vicksburg Post Classifieds

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



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

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Pumpkin Patch entries will publish on Monday, October 31st. Bring your entry to: • Classified Desk •

1601-F North Frontage Road or mail your entry in: The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182


Monday, September 26, 2011

The Vicksburg Post


Sept. 26, 2011