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this week in the civil war Robert Anderson was the Union colonel and commander at Fort Sumter, S.C., when a Confederate bombardment in April 1861 opened the Civil War. William T. But when Sherman an ailing Anderson took medical leave, he was succeeded by William T. Sherman Oct. 8, 1861. Sherman begin a military career that would make him one of the most recognized Union commanders after Ulysses Grant. Sherman would go down in history for a campaign that led to the capture and burning of Atlanta in 1864 and a march that left destruction in the South. Autumn marks the start of numerous small skirmishes but no battles of significance. Outside Washington, a balloon is lofted near Falls Church, Va., hoping to spy on Confederates.

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Carroll Pierce, left, of Dogwood Hollow Farm in Seminary serves goat milk ice cream to Genna Brown and son Carter McElroy, 10, during the Downtown Fall Festival.

Thousands flock downtown for a cool time By Manivanh Chanprasith

Sunshine and a crisp breeze greeted folks Saturday who flocked downtown for the city’s annual fall festivities. The day, which saw a high in the upper-70s, began with the second annual Bricks and Spokes recreational bike ride and the 29th annual Old Court House Museum Flea Market. The 17th annual Downtown Fall Festival resumed its second day of activities later in the morning. Bricks and Spokes drew 120 cyclists, more than last year’s 82, Vicksburg Main Street Program director Kim Hopkins said. “The turnout was great, and we had beautiful weather,” she said. “I couldn’t ask for anything better.” The 10-, 35- and 50-mile routes took riders across the county and parts of Louisiana, via the U.S. 80 bridge over the Mississippi River. Cyclists took off at 8 a.m., with the first riders finishing in about See Festival, Page A9.

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By Danny Barrett Jr. A Missouri-based maker of welded chain products will open a manufacturing plant at Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex in the fourth quarter this year and start full production of heavy-duty chains within a year, its top executive said. Laclede Chain Manufacturing Company LLC, which in August purchased the former Yorozu Automotive Mississippi building at the Flowers industrial park, plans to employ 42 clerical and technical employees at the 92,178-square-foot facility, CEO Jim Riley said in a telephone interview days before the company was to start informing its Southeast customer base this week. The plant will supplement the company’s headquarters in Fenton, Mo., and its tire chain division in Vancouver, Wash., and represents the first major industry to locate at Ceres since Yorozu closed in 2008. The company’s product lines range from tire traction chains for cars, trucks and buses to smaller accessories such as rope clips and grab hooks. Riley said the choice to locate in Warren County — absent any financial incentives or tax breaks from the county or the state — was a combination of a ready-made building and easy access to a mega-busy truck route on Interstate 20. “We wanted to have our manufacturing close to our customers in the southeast United States,” Riley said. “There are very little upgrades needed on the building. There’s plenty of available labor — people with mechanical aptitude that should come work for us.” Interviews for positions at the new plant are expected to begin this week at the Vicksburg WIN Job Center on Monroe Street, where Riley referred all employment inquiries. Salaries were to be “competitive,” Riley said, but didn’t specify. Landing the company was the result of a 2 1/2-year courtship, Warren County Port Commission executive director Wayne Mansfield said. “It’s big for jobs,” Mansfield said. “They’re financially stable. They’ve come here without any incentives and want to hire and deal locally. It’s been their emphasis since day one.” Unemployment in Warren County was 11 percent in August and has been mired in double digits for the past 11 months. Yorozu and auto parts supply compatriot CalsonicKansei, which closed in 2006, had employed more than 550 people shortly after each opened in 2002-03. Simpson Dura-Vent, a third highSee Ceres, Page A9.


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Christie might join presidential race after all TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reconsidering his decision to stay out of the race for the White House in 2012 and is expected to make a decision soon, according to several people close to the governor. Christie has long said he won’t run in 2012. But those close to the first-term governor, who spoke on condition of anonymity, say he is rethink-

ing his hard stance. A decision will have to c o m e f a st . Filing deadlines in primary states are weeks Gov. Chris away. Christie Calls have been intensifying from top GOP donors and party elders

for Christie to jump into the race. President Barack Obama’s weak approval ratings and a Republican field that has been struggling to put forward a clear front-runner are also creating an opening for Christie. Christie may think twice about moving forward, however. GOP latecomers have jumped in to see a big initial splash, only to tread water.

Michele Bachmann leapfrogged ahead of Mitt Romney only to be pushed back when Texas Gov. Rick Perry joined the field in August after months of insisting he had no interest. But after two shaky performances at debates, Perry now, too, seems vulnerable to getting picked off. Unlike Perry, Christie is most at home behind a podium and seems to relish debate — most

often with the press corps. New Jersey’s governor has been asked about his presidential aspirations practically since taking the oath of office in January 2010. But until this week, he has swatted down the idea repeatedly. He said he wouldn’t run because he wasn’t ready, because his wife wouldn’t let him and because “I’m not crazy, that’s why.”

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Churches Cedar Grove M.B. — Revival, 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; the Rev. Paul H. Fleming, pastor; 3300 Grange Hall Road. Spiritual Education of Children — No meeting Tuesday; co-sponsored by the Baha’is of Vicksburg; Jeanine Hensley, 601-415-3253; Alma Smith, 601-636-8628; youth.educ@

CLUBs American Legion Post 213 The Hut — Dance with DJ “Horseman” Mitchell, 8 tonight; $3 per person, $5 per couple; cash raffle drawing. Warren County Republican Executive Committee — 5:30 p.m. Monday; Warren County Courthouse; visitors welcome. Warren County Democratic Executive Committee — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; Warren County Courthouse, Chancery Courtroom. Kiwanis — Silent auction and installation banquet; no noon meeting Tuesday. Vicksburg Association of Marketing Professionals —

Noon Tuesday; Lindsey Doyle Bradley, founder of Bargaining with the Bradleys; Ameristar Casino’s Heritage Buffet. Vicksburg Optimist Club — 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday; Shoney’s. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Miss Mississippi Mary Margaret Roark; Toney’s. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Thursday meeting canceled; Derek Wilson 601-634-4174. Army/Navy Club — 7 p.m. Thursday; steak dinner at the clubhouse.


Tool Demonstration — 1-4 today; Poverty Point State Historic Site; east of Monroe on Louisiana 577. Senior Center — Monday: 9 a.m., Curtis bridge; 10, chair exercises; 1 p.m., card games and scratch art; 5:30, dance class. Blood Drive — 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Tuesday; Vicksburg High School Auditorium. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. River City Mended Hearts — 5 p.m. Tuesday; River Region Medical Center, Rooms C and D. 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 addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601636-1134. Eagle Lake Meet and Greet — Grand River Clothing Company, 2250 Eagle Lake Shore Road, Eagle Lake; 6-8 p.m. Thursday; to see all-American jeans and discuss lake real estate; Kim Koppman, 601-2187412. Free Hunter Safety Course — 6-9 p.m. Oct. 17-19; Social Security number and all three nights mandatory; minimum age 10 in calendar year; Lonnie Friar, 601-636-8883; Hinds Community College, Mississippi 27. Microsoft Publisher — 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 27-18; same curriculum each day; $20; Warren County Extension Office, 1100-C Grove St.; 601636-5442.


Ophelia is northbound MIAMI (AP) — As Hurricane Ophelia moves north, forecasters have lifted a tropical storm watch for Bermuda but added one for the entire Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the tropical storm watch for Bermuda was lifted early Saturday evening. Ophelia had maximum sustained winds near 120 mph and the center was about 140 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. It was moving north at 26 mph and was to pass east of Bermuda. It was expected to weaken today and be near the Avalon Peninsula on Monday. Ophelia is a Category 3 storm, the season’s fourth hurricane.

REV. WILLIE ERVES, SR. APRIL 18, 1924 OCTOBER 2, 2010 It has been one year ago today, That you quietly slipped away. Although we love you dearly, We could not make you stay. A humble heart stopped beating, Hard-working hands at rest. God has shown us That He loves you best. You are not forgotten Daddy Nor will you ever be. As long as life and memory last We will remember you. Sadly missed by your wife, Malissie Erves and children, Willie Jr., Williene, John, Sistah, Mary, Lois, Ele, Doll, Jeannie, Janie, Dorothy, Jimmy, Cleopatra, Arlene, Enoch, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


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Regardless the legal challenges, expect Mississippi voters to pass the personhood amendment with strong backing from many of the state’s churches.

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Lettermen jackets Stop subsidizing students’ outerwear The Vicksburg Warren School District is mulling a plan to provide lettermen’s jackets not just to traditional athletes, but to students in other activities such as fine arts. How about mulling this: The district should stop subsidizing students’ outerwear. Once the district — which forks out about $80 per jacket of taxpayer money to fund students’ fashion — opens the door to fine arts, where will it end? And how much can a district already dealing with a struggling and suffering tax base afford to purchase clothes for students? The idea of lettermen’s jackets to signify athletic success has been a longstanding tradition. The purchase should be left to the student or the athletic booster clubs. The district should agree to provide the letter and any pins associated with such a letter, then let

either the student’s family or a booster club buy the jacket. If the fine arts students want jackets, raise the money. Car washes are a big success. Sell chocolate bars or magazines or discount books. Do something other than lean on the already stressed taxpayer. Also, will it end with fine arts students? District 1 Trustee Bryan Pratt actually uttered the often-heard complaint from lower-tiered sports parents: They work as hard as our athletes. The editor of the school paper works pretty hard, should he or she be entitled to a jacket? How about the debate team? Math and history students work hard. What about the kid who has perfect attendance, that is hard ... Once the door is opened, the total cost of these jackets will skyrocket, and we’ll foot the bill. The taxpayer-funded days of clothing students should end immediately. Take

the jacket money and invest in teachers and equipment and yank the district up another notch or two in academic ratings. While we’re at it, we will be teaching the children of this district a valuable lesson — work for something and it will mean more. In 2003 when the Vicksburg High Gators basketball team won a state championship, did the district buy rings? No. The team worked by selling license plates and washing cars. In 2001, Warren Central’s baseball team won the state championship. Again, a collaborative effort of fundraising and booster club dollars funded the rings. If the district insists on giving outerwear to students, just give everyone a letterman’s jacket. In some way, every student tries as hard as another. Honor them. Better yet, tell them to buy their own jacket. Just like everyone else should.

ERDC is the ‘gold’ standard Many Vicksburg residents drive past it daily. Most know it’s there. But few actually know what goes on behind the fences that surround the sprawling Engineer Research and Development Center, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Halls Ferry Road. On Tuesday, the facility’s $16.4 million administrative office complex for its Environmental Laboratory was dedicated. The building has been certified as “gold” status and is green-friendly, following suit on the growing push for the nation to “go green.” The gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council was given for

environmental design. More than 20 percent of the building was built with recycled materials and it is believed to be the first civilian Army building to receive the gold certification. There you go, green and gold. The facility has been operational since the beginning of this year, home to 300 engineers and scientists.The work that is done at ERDC is felt worldwide. On Tuesday, a scientist showed off work tied to dredging in the world’s waters and the effects the deepening of the channel has on the environment. Before the building’s construction was completed, environmental researchers worked in six buildings, includ-

ing a 1970s-era Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer, the kind Hurricane Katrina victims lived in for months or years. The environmental lab is one of four on the campus, with Coastal and Hydraulics, Geotechnical and Structures, and Information Technology being the others.The Corps of Engineers operates seven giant laboratories — four are in Vicksburg. The ERDC facilities have been and will continue to be a boon to Vicksburg and Warren County. The work is important. And while many won’t see the activities inside, the results are geared to make our world better and safer.

Assistance needed when disasters hit Hurricane season is two-thirds over and, luckily, the massive storms have stayed away from the Gulf of Mexico. The dire predictions of a post-Katrina hurricane apocalypse have not materialized. Those who live here know that will not be the case forever. Hurricanes will hit the coast. Tornadoes will continue to pepper the plains, fires will continue to singe California and blizzards will cripple the North. When those disasters happen, the federal government will swoop in via the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide federal aid.

When the U.S. Senate on Tuesday reached an agreement to keep the agency funded, it took a big step toward ending another in a long line of legislative stalemates. FEMA plays a large role in disaster recovery. In the immediacy of a disaster, people need answers and they need assistance — and they need them now. The program, if run correctly, provides those services. Unfortunately, like most government programs there is fraud and abuse. Six years after Hurricane Katrina, stories of people being convicted of fraud still

can be found in a quick internet search. The combination of massive federal dollars and unscrupulous people who thrive on taking advantage of an emergency can be a recipe for another disaster. Funding FEMA, at least in the short term, is necessary. Oversight of that money is even more necessary. Disasters will strike again; that’s inevitable. When they do, the victims will need immediate assistance. FEMA must go on.

The November general election ballot already bodes well for conservatives in general and the Mississippi GOP in particular, but the three ballot initiatives that confront state voters will be the difference — as they were intended — in a moderate conservative turnout and a heavy one. Republicans in the Legislature worked hard to get the voter ID issue on the ballot for the general election. The initiative, if passed, would require voters to submit a photo ID in order to vote in a manner that has already survived U.S. Supreme Court scrutiny in 2008 in an appeal from a similar law in Indiana. Initiative No. 27, the voter ID amendment, would implement virtually the mirror image of the Indiana law in Mississippi. The ballot wording is straightforward: “Should the Mississippi Constitution be amended to require a person to submit government issued photo identification in order to vote?” Voters will be asked to weigh in with a “yes” or “no” vote. Voter ID will pass by a substantial margin. The voter ID battle began back in the Kirk Fordice administration in Mississippi and the stars are in alignment for it to finally be adopted. The next initiative on the November ballot is Initiative No. 26, the so-called “personhood” initiative, which would redefine the word “person” in the state constitution to include fertilized human eggs and undeveloped embryos. The ballot wording is as follows: “Should the term ‘person’ be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the equivalent thereof? Voters will be asked to weigh in with a “yes” or “no” vote. SID Conservatives expect a nearly uncontested passage of the “personhood” amendment in Mississippi. Even the liberal Huffington Post website lamented in a recent headline: “As Mississippi debates extreme ‘Personhood’ amendment, advocates ask where are the Dems?” In point of fact, adoption of the “personhood” initiative will almost certainly set off a constitutional challenge because of the Roe v. Wade decision, but proponents point to that decision as the genesis of the “personhood” movement because of the late Justice Harry Blackmun’s wording of that landmark decision in which the court declined to define whether or not a fetus was a person. Regardless the legal challenges, expect Mississippi voters to pass the personhood amendment with strong backing from many of the state’s churches. Les Riley, who has led the “personhood” fight in the state, has said that adoption of the initiative “would ensure equal rights for all human beings regardless of their developmental status, it would outlaw abortion, and it would protect our women and children.” Abortion rights advocates say the measure could outlaw the birth control pill, stem cell research, emergency contraception for rape victims, and in vitro fertilization. Such a measure has failed twice in Colorado. Mississippi is the only state with the personhood issue on the ballot, but similar efforts are under way in Ohio, Montana and Florida. The third ballot initiative in Mississippi on the general election ballot is Initiative No. 31, the eminent domain initiative. The ballot wording is: “Should government be prohibited from taking private property by eminent domain and then transferring it to other persons?” Again, voters will be asked to weigh in with a “yes” or “no” vote. Gov. Haley Barbour has been a significant proponent of tightening the state’s eminent domain laws. But this is one issue in which voters will break with Barbour. The Mississippi Farm Bureau is expected to play the key role in the success of the eminent domain initiative. •


Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at ssalter@

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WEEK IN Vicksburg High temps were mainly in the mid 80s for the week in Vicksburg, as overnight lows ranged from the upper 50s to upper 60s. Cooler weather was felt late in the week, with highs only in the 70s and lows dipping down to the upper 40s at week’s end. Nearly 1 3/4-inch of rain fell during the week. The Mississippi River dipped to 13.2 feet on the local gauge before beginning a slight rise by week’s end. Forecasters were predicting a reading of 13 feet for today. Dr. Lawrence Chenier, a Tallulah physician who lives in Vicksburg, and a woman were arrested and charged Thursday with prescription drug fraud charges. The two are facing 300 counts of prescription fraud. The operation was conducted by the Warren County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Agency. Bobbie Beyers Edwards and Karen Frederick have been volunteering their time for more than a month transcribing W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home records onto computers. The funeral home is the oldest black-owned funeral home in the state. A violent lightning storm was blamed for a housefire in Bovina early Monday morning. The house on Dogwood Lake Drive was destroyed in the blaze. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Dryden of the U.S. Army Reserves 412th Theater Engineer Command was discovered Monday after he lost control of his HarleyDavidson motorcycle Sunday, hit a utility pole and fell down a ravine. Thirty-one of 40 trees surrounding the Warren County Courthouse were marked for trimming or removal. The trees are competing for root space with live oaks or are getting entangled in power lines. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center dedicated a multimillion dollar environmental laboratory. The facility, one of four research facilities at the site, was certified as “gold” by the U.S. Green Business Council for being an environmentally friendly building. Myrlie Beasley Evers, widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, told students during Alcorn State’s Founder’ Day activities to persevere on things they believe in strongly. The ceremony marked the 140th anniversary of the Lorman school’s founding. VenuWorks, an Iowabased company that manages the Vicksburg Convention Center and City Auditorium, extended its contract by 30 days with the city while details of a long-term contract were being finalized. Construction debris was found dumped illegally in the northern part of the city. City officials vowed to put an end to illegal dumping. District Attorney Ricky Smith said technology is changing the ways criminals act and the ways prosecutors work to put them in prison. Smith made the comments after attending the Southeastern Prosecutors Summit in Alabama. Former NFL superstar Leon Lett returned to Hinds Community College on Thursday for induction into the school’s Hall of Fame. Lett played on three Super Bowl-winning teams with the Dallas Cowboys. In addition to Dryden, local deaths during the week were Virginia “Jenny” Brown, Clara Mae Squire, June Val “Maw Maw” Davis and Leo Dave Mayerhoff Jr.


What, exactly, does Mississippi mean by ‘public use?’ OXFORD — If our state were truly democratic, Jackson would be the size of a postage stamp. So would all other cities and towns in Mississippi. Each started small. Each has grown through annexations. City expansions are rarely popular. If put to a vote, many would fail. The very fact that there’s no such thing as an “annexation election” proves something obvious: Some laws are designed to bypass public opinion. On Nov. 8, one of the three proposed changes to the Mississippi Constitution on every voter’s ballot will, if it passes, trim the sails of state and local governments in the arena of eminent domain, a power very similar to annexation. Today in Mississippi, when the governing board of a town wants to expand the city limits the hardest part is hiring a crew to accurately prepare a Metes and Bounds survey of the new boundaries. The next step is a piece of cake. All it requires is a petition asking for a chancery judge’s stamp of approval of the new city limits. The law tells the judge to OK any reasonable request. No notice is required. Testimony is optional. Opponents can show up and explain why they’re against an annexation, but odds are stacked against them. The law is biased because it makes sense for cities to grow in reasonable increments. And it is in the public’s larger interest for


Gradually, however, what had been a strict definition of public use and public need has morphed into a more general ‘public benefit.’


cities to be able to expand and gain authority to provide utilities and fire and police protection to new neighborhoods on a city’s perimeter. Eminent domain is similar. Mississippi laws say any entity with eminent domain powers needs only show a public need and a public use for the land they wish to buy and the owner or owners will be forced to sell. Jurors serve only one purpose — to set a fair price. For a couple of centuries, as long as the role of government was more distinct from the private sector, this process worked well. Private land was acquired for roads, airports, train tracks, levees and even flood reservoirs such as Ross Barnett, Enid, Arkabutla, Sardis and Grenada were created using eminent domain powers. Same for parks and preserves at the local, state and national levels. Gradually, however, what had been a strict definition of public use and public need has morphed into a more general “public benefit.”

This transition has been the source of power for assorted publicprivate partnerships in Mississippi. They range from urban renewal efforts where dilapidated properties have been condemned by cities, purchased and resold to developers who pledge to fix them up to acquiring land for the Nissan plant on Interstate 55 south of Canton. It was the so-called Kelo case that pushed the envelope too far for some. The administrators of a Connecticut town, New London, proposed to force the transfer of private land from one owner to another private, hoping for more development, higher taxes and other public benefits. In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 this was OK, that it fit the constitutional definition of “public use.” Almost every state reacted, more narrowly defining what their laws meant by “public use.” Here, a citizen initiative, signed by then Farm Bureau President David Wade, has led to the question on ballots a month from now.

Specifically, Initiative 31 would “prohibit state and local government from taking private property and then conveying it to other persons or private businesses for a period of 10 years after acquisition. Exceptions from the prohibition include drainage and levee facilities, roads, bridges, ports, airports, common carriers and utilities. The prohibition would not apply in certain situations, including public nuisance, structures unfit for human habitation, or abandoned property.” Mississippi Development Authority leader Leland Speed opposes the initiative, saying, generally, that sufficient safeguards have already been added to Mississippi law and that Initiative 31 will kill the private investment the state desperately needs. It’s not an easy question. It’s not as simple as “more jobs” vs. “private property rights” as some would have us believe. And it’s not either-or. It’s a matter of where Mississippi will draw the line on eminent domain powers. Mississippians, who will bear the consequences of laws if they are too broad or too restrictive, are, correctly, in the driver’s seat. Some serious thinking should take place before we cast our ballots. •

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


Repairs to baseball facilities should trump skateboard park How interesting to read that the city has obtained a grant for a skateboarding park. I extend my congratulations. Of course I can count on one finger the number of my friends whose kids skateboard, and I don’t see large groups of kids congregating in public areas skateboarding but I guess that doesn’t matter. I wonder how many skateboarding tournaments the city will be holding that will attract large numbers of out-of-town guests to fill our hotels and restaurants for weekends at a time. I just hope the skateboarding funds don’t get re-appropriated for some other city project. On the other hand, I can’t count the number of people I know who have kids who play baseball. Every weekend during baseball season, and on through the summer, there are large crowds of people congregating at the baseball fields at Halls Ferry Park. During the Governor’s Cup there are hundreds of out-oftown guests filling our hotels and restaurants. The city had funds set aside for the upgrading of our baseball facilities but these funds were re-appropriated for bridge repair — a bridge that still doesn’t exist by the way. Our baseball facilities are in desper-

Voice your opinion Letters to the editor are published under the following guidelines: Expressions from readers on topics of current or general interest are welcomed. • Letters must be original, not copies or letters sent to others, and must include the name, address and signature of the writer. • Letters must avoid defamatory or abusive statements. • Preference will be given to typed letters of 300 or fewer words. • The Vicksburg Post does not print anonymous letters and reserves the right to edit all letters submitted. • Letters in the column do not represent the views of The Vicksburg Post. ate need of upgrading and repair. While we try to invent new things for kids to do we neglect the old tried and true things. This is a baseball town in need of a decent baseball facility. It’s becoming an embarrassment to have out-of-town teams see what we have to offer. How long before we lose the Governor’s Cup to cities that offer top notch fields, concession stands and bathroom facilities?

Sure hope all those skateboarders can fill in the gap. Karen Kirk Vicksburg

KCS committed to bridge This is in response to The Vicksburg Post editorial of Sept. 25, “Get the job done.” The Kansas City Southern Railway Company has undertaken this project to seek a comprehensive solution to a difficult geological problem that’s been felt for years and is not of our making — a particular kind of soil at this location which has a tremendous tendency to shift and flow when wet. This geological issue is what caused the closure of the bridge. It is not surprising that the project has been difficult to complete. KCS, in partnership with the City of Vicksburg, is attempting to remedy the sliding of soil by creating a solid fill over a newly-created tunnel, and filling in up to the level of the old bridge. Hopefully, it will be a permanent fix for the road, for the utilities which have previously been left hanging out in midair when the hill slid away from underneath them, and for the railroad so that the hillsides stop sliding down onto the track.

KCS agreed to manage this difficult project effectively at a fixed cost, even though the primary beneficiaries will be Vicksburg’s motorists. KCS seeks to be a positive corporate citizen in the communities through which it operates, and is making every effort to fix this difficult problem and complete it as quickly and responsibly as possible. C. Doniele Carlson AVP Corporate Communications & Community Affairs Kansas City Southern

Compelled by failure Politicians are reconsidering already failed programs of tax increases, investment in infrastructure and education. Only a progressive is compelled by failure to repeat and expand an idea. It is ironic that ideologues with so many plans seem to have no plan B. Ideology allows only one plan; more would require objective comparison, which would invariably expose the weakness of the ideological plan. Must a progressive plan always advance the underlying ideology? If at first you don’t succeed, try-try again, but abandon ideology and try something different. Chet Barber Vicksburg

Broken politics in U.S., Europe are the obstacles to recovery WASHINGTON — An American economic recovery now faces only two obstacles. Unfortunately, they are considerable: the broken politics of America, and the broken politics of Europe. Can the American political system manage to take any action that is good for the economy? Can Europe contain an unavoidable financial meltdown to its weakest members? The two questions are related. An anemic American economy is more vulnerable to the economic contagions of Europe. Greek default on its sovereign debt obligations will happen — as it did in 1826, 1843, 1860, 1894 and 1932. Germans won’t continue to bail out their fragile neighbors unless there is some consequence for irresponsibility. And irresponsibility is now Greece’s main economic product. So the short-term goal is to manage a Greek default while creating a firewall with the rest of the European Union. Greece is a genuine basket case — not only unable to pay its debts but unable to maintain its current standard of living unless it becomes more competitive in global markets. Portugal may be in the same category. Right now, Spain and Italy are not. They lack the cash to pay their debts but not the long-term capacity to keep their obligations, at least at reasonable interest rates.



Greece is a genuine basket case — not only unable to pay its debts but unable to maintain its current standard of living unless it becomes more competitive in global markets.

But a financial panic would change this overnight. Investors would flee to investments safer than Spanish and Italian bonds. Increased interest rates would turn the Spanish and Italian cash-flow challenge into a solvency crisis. The dominoes would begin to fall. America’s Federal Reserve has helped to prop up European financial institutions. But only Europe can address the underlying problems. Its response, so far, has been incremental rather than decisive. The bailout fund it created was too small. Now it is attempting to increase the fund’s size and flexibility, with the goal of assuring investors that Spain and Italy won’t go under. All along, the goal has been to relieve pressure, not resolve fundamental issues. “They are taking a ‘buy time’ approach,” said World Bank President Robert Zoellick. “But buying time to do what? They need a solu-

tion that interconnects sovereign debt, banks and, for some, competitiveness. Europe needs to decide what type of fiscal union would complement monetary union -- or how to manage the consequences of the alternative.” The European Union’s longterm problem is a structural flaw. It shares a common currency but not a system to ensure that its individual members are fiscally responsible. America faced a similar challenge in 1790, when Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton engineered the federal assumption of state debts incurred during the Revolution — a remarkable success, which caused the price of American bonds to soar. “He touched the dead corpse of public credit,” said Daniel Webster of Hamilton, “and it sprung upon its feet.” Only Germany has the strength and standing to play a similar role

in Europe. But Germans are reluctant Hamiltonians. They naturally resist paying the bills for their profligate European cousins. And other nations have plenty of historical reasons to fear German dominance in Europe. Still, Germany is being led, step-by-shuffling-step, into this role — as its recent approval of an expanded bailout fund indicates. It has made some progress imposing fiscal discipline on the weaker parts of Europe as a condition for a bailout. But a “buy time” approach may not be enough. If the bailout fund proves insufficient to stop a European panic, the American economy would be further unnerved. The value of U.S.-owned European assets would tumble. American businesses, currently sitting on significant amounts of cash, would be tempted, once again, to postpone investment decisions. Consumers, once again, would feel hesitant about making major expenditures. Slow growth would further undermine America’s fiscal position. “The U.S. problem could be as serious as Europe’s,” says Zoellick, “but it is not as imminent.” The difficulty is that Europe’s problem could make ours more complex. •

Michael Gerson’s email address is michaelgerson(at)


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Health care law looms over new Supreme Court term

Justices, who head back to work Monday, will be in middle of election-year hot topic WASHINGTON (AP) — The nine justices of the Supreme Court, who serve without seeking election, soon will have to decide whether to insert themselves into the center of next year’s presidential campaign. The high court begins its new term Monday, and President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, which affects almost everyone in the country, is squarely in its sights. The Obama administration’s request last week that the justices resolve whether the health care law is constitutional makes it more likely than not that they will deliver their verdict by June 2012, just as Obama and his Republican opponent charge toward the fall campaign. Already, GOP presidential contenders use virtually every

The Obama administration’s request last week that the justices resolve whether the health care law is constitutional makes it more likely than not that they will deliver their verdict by June 2012, just as President Barack Obama and his Republican opponent charge toward the fall campaign. debate and speech to assail Obama’s major domestic accomplishment, which aims to extend health insurance to more than 30 million people now without coverage. If as now expected the justices agree to review the law’s constitutionality, those deliberations would certainly define the court’s coming term. Their decision could rank as the court’s most significant since the December 2000 ruling that effectively sealed George W. Bush’s election as president. Health care is only one of several issues that the court

could hear that would make for a “fantastic Supreme Court term,” said former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, now in private practice at the Hogan Lovells law firm. Other high-profile cases on the horizon concern immigration and affirmative action, hot-button issues at any time and only more so in an election year. Less likely, though still with a chance to make it to the court this year are cases involving gay marriage and the landmark Voting Rights Act that some Southern states argue has outlived its usefulness.

Decisions about whether to even to consider health care, affirmative action and immigration are a month off or more. In the meantime, the justices will take up a First Amendment case looking at the regulation of television broadcasts as well as a couple of appeals involving the Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. One of those cases is a digital age dispute over the government’s power to track a suspect’s movement using a GPS device, without first get-

ting a judge’s approval. Among the cases involving criminal defendants is one from an inmate awaiting execution in Alabama who missed a deadline to appeal his death sentence because the big-firm lawyers in New York who had been handling his case for free moved on to new jobs and letters from the court clerk sat in the firm’s mailroom before being returned to sender. The case of Cory Maples, convicted 15 years ago in the shooting deaths of two men, presents the question by University of Maryland law professor Sherrilyn Ifill: “How

much poor representation can one criminal defendant receive” before it violates the Constitution? A lawsuit over a baby’s passport also will be before the court in a case that has a taste of Middle East politics and a fight between the president and Congress. Jerusalem-born Menachem Zivotofsky’s parents want his U.S. passport to list his birthplace as Israel even though U.S. policy does not recognize the once-divided city as belonging to Israel. Congress, though, passed a law in 2002 giving Jerusalem-born U.S. citizens that option. Presidents of both parties have directed the State Department to ignore the law, saying it wrongly interferes with the president’s powers.

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Luxury casinos thing of the past — at least for now By Jack Elliott Jr. The Associated Press JACKSON — Economists and casino watchers don’t expect any more billiondollar resorts to open in Mississippi. A case in point is Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino. It started out as a $700 million resort but it was reduced to a smaller

and more casual $48 million development — similar to the mom-and-pop gambling houses off the strip in Las Vegas. “The trend in Mississippi ... we’re not going to see the billion-dollar investment. Those are not going to come to Mississippi right now, not in this economy,” said economist Scott King, director of research and policy for the

Gulf Coast Business Council. Allen Godfrey, executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, said Margaritaville is not the same project as envisioned by Harrah’s Entertainment in 2007 when it was to be built on the beach in Biloxi. The new owners, MVB Holdings, pared the project and moved it to the Back Bay of Biloxi.

Godfrey said the scaled back Margaritaville is a sign “of where we are.” “We are not going to reduce our standards for casinos and start letting slot parlors come in here. There is an expectation that comes with every project,” Godfrey said. He said the Gaming Commission has been seeing casino proposals in the $150 million to $250 million range,

Big Blue reunion

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Ann Lewis, left, a flag girl and flute player from the Warren Central class of 1983, and Shari Nevels, a trumpet player from the class of ‘78, look at old band photos Saturday night during a gathering at ROCA Restau-

rant. The event was part of the two-day Big Blue band reunion. Organizers said about 125 former members of the Warren Central High School band, from 1968 to 2010, attended.

rather than megaresorts at more than triple the cost. “It’s tough to finance that kind of money,” Godfrey said of the huge projects. King said there may be some proposals floating around for megaresorts but “those people are going see that finding financing is going to be a lot more challenging.” Mississippi’s casinos have

had their share of setbacks. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 devastated the industry on the Gulf Coast. More recently, business took a hit in the spring as Mississippi River flooding forced the lengthy closure of riverside casinos, including two of Vicksburg’s five — DiamondJacks for 36 days and RainSee Casinos, Page A8.

No merit scholars; students ‘tested out’ By Manivanh Chanprasith Warren County for the second year in a row has no National Merit Scholarship finalists, and educators offer mixed reasons. The 56-year-old program is a private scholarship competition that accepts more than 1.5 million applicants annually, of which about 10,000 winners are chosen for three types of awards totaling more than $51 million, National Merit spokesman Matt Budreau said. To enter, high school juniors must take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which examines reading, math and writing skills. In the first round of cuts, about 16,000 students are named semifinalists. About 15,000 advance to the finalist round. From there, about 8,300 are awarded merit scholarships and another 1,300 who did not make the finalist round are awarded other scholarships. Pat Winters, a Vicksburg High School guidance counselor since 1995, believes one reason for the lack of local contenders is students are “over-tested.” “We don’t have many students taking the PSAT,” she said. “These kids are all tested out.” Public high school students take state-mandated Subject Area Tests, as well as the ACT and SAT college entrance exams. Private and parochial school students are not require to take the state exams. At the parochial St. Aloysius High School, 10th- and 11th-graders are now required to take the PSAT/NMSQT, said Michele Connelly, principal since 2005 and a guidance counselor for six years before. “We are competing with schools nationwide that are utilizing their time preparing for the PSAT,” she said. “We recognized that and, this year, we ordered PSAT (test-preparation) material.” The PSAT preparation classes are not required at St. Al, Connelly said, but she hopes students will take advantage of them. PSAT reviews are not offered at the two public high schools — Vicksburg and Warren Central — or at the private Porters Chapel Academy. Also, the PSAT is not required at Vicksburg, Warren Central or Porters Chapel. Carla Smythe, Warren Central guidance counselor for nine years, pointed out that the PSAT’s minimum Selection Index score, which determines the National Merit semifinalists, varies from year to year according to the number of students tested and their performance. “We usually have students who come in one point below the minimum score,” Smythe said. Lynn Baker, PCA’s guidance counselor and former headmaster who has more than 40 years of education experience, said, “In many areas, (PSAT/NMSQT) is not emphasized as much.” The 2009-10 academic year was the last to See Merit, Page A8.

A visit to Grandma’s still precious, priceless It began as a game played as children, usually Christmastime. Traveling through upstate New York waiting and looking. Those with better vision and more height could see the A-frame roof of the house on Elm Court from any lane of the busy Northway. The shorter, blinder ones waited with wide-eyed anticipation. Turning into the neighborhood and onto a culde-sac, indeed Christmas had arrived. She always stood in the doorway, defying the frigid New York air. Visits were not common back then, but those to grandma’s house were precious and priceless. Maybe it was the smell, that



sweet, subtle smell of the wood-burning stove in the basement that I longed for then — and continue to long for. Maybe it was the feeling of home and love, for those in this house had nothing but love. I would give everything I own, minus the dog, to be

there on Wednesday. Mary Louise Murphy — a Murphy who married a Murphy — will turn 93. She was born into the end of the first great war, lived through the Great Depression and saw the love of her life off to the second war to end all wars. All the while, she has been the strongest one in the room. When her husband left for unknown spots in the Pacific, she already had one son and another child on the way. Two more children followed after the war, and she and her husband, John, arrived in Albany, N.Y. The house on Elm Court the quintessential example of a post-

war housing boom. The side yard inviting. But no exterior could match the warmth inside. If she has ever said a negative word, it has not fallen on these ears. Her devout faith in God and family has carried her through every trying moment with strength. If there is a more perfect human being, these eyes have not come upon it. For her 93rd birthday, her children are planning a small get-together — she would say don’t make a fuss — but if anyone were worth a fuss, well... To celebrate with her on Wednesday is a geographic impossibility. Trips “up

there” are infrequent at best. When Christmas rolls around in about 14 weeks one item will be cemented on the calendar — a trip to the house on Elm Court. I’d ride a donkey if need-be for one more breath of that wonderful smell, subtle and sweet, of the wood-burning stove. I’d hitchhike backward for a gentle hug and kiss on the cheek. For when I exit the Thruway onto the Northway in December — Lord willing and the Creek don’t rise, as I have learned in my years as a transplanted Yankee — I will be a child again straining my neck to catch the glimpse of the roof from the highway.

I’m taller, but still optically challenged, so the house likely will remain out of view, but only for a few moments. We’ll head down to Elm Court. The side yard where cousins played heated tackle football games will appear. I’ll be giddy as a school child, forgetting my true age. One more soft right turn into the driveway and — Lord willing — it will be Christmas 1980 all over again. The door will open. She’ll be there smiling. The smell will be there. Perfect as always. •

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


Casinos Continued from Page A7. bow for 14. Also, the casino business nationwide has been struggling to recover from the Great Recession, which slashed discretionary spending and business travel and was followed early in 2011 by high gasoline prices. Recently, some economists have been warning about the possibility of another recession amid a snail’s pace growth in jobs. There’s more competition for the gambling dollar with the growth of casinos across the country, and closer to home in states such as Louisiana, Florida, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mississippi’s state-licensed casinos recorded a 9 percent drop in August gambling winnings from a year ago. The 19 casinos along the Mississippi River took in $94 million from players in August, down $6.5 million from August 2010. The 11 casinos along the Gulf Coast won $90.9 million, down from $101 million a year ago. Overall, casino winnings totaled $185.1 million, down from $201.7 million a year ago. For July, typically a busier month for the business, winnings totaled $210.6 million. Vicksburg’s five casinos pay a 3.2 percent revenue tax to the State of Mississippi that is divided — with 10 percent going to schools, 25 percent to Warren County and 65 percent to the city. A second revenue tax is a 0.8 percent share of the state’s 8.8 percent revenue tax. It is split based on population

Sunday, October 2, 2011 proportions between Vicksburg and Warren County. Each casino is also required to pay $150 for each gaming device annually to the city. In August 2011 the city received $467,765, down from $495,541 in 2010. The county received $230,127, down from $233,145. Schools received $60,686, down from $63,364. To date, for the 2010-11 fiscal year, the city has collected $5,876,516, down from $6,193,286 in 200910. The county has collected $2,443,377, down from $2,596,319, and the schools $661,322, compared to $704,905 A new report presented by the Mississippi Casino Operators Association suggests casino operators must continue to innovate their gambling products and improve non-gambling resort offerings. Webster Franklin, president/CEO of the Tunica Conventions and Visitors Bureau, said while everyone hopes the economy will turn around, the casino and tourism industries are “not a necessity but a choice and people are now choosing to spend much less on leisure entertainment options like visiting a casino.” Franklin said tourism planners along the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast need to market more than just casinos. “What has hit home is that Tunica County in particular is its infancy as a tourist destination,” Franklin said. “We had one stoplight and no four-lane roads in 1994. As much growth as we have had since the first casino opened here in 1992, we still don’t have a massive amount of

attractions that most places like a Branson, Mo., or Biloxi. “We need to find ways to bring in things like a water park, more family-oriented things that are not found here. We need to evolve ... use our history and culture to bring people here that have not come here before,” he said. Franklin said Tunica in the late 1990s took steps to enhance and complement the casino industry — new roads, a tennis complex, a river park, airport and road improvements and factory outlet shops. He said now something more is needed. “We need to expend some dollars on things that will keep people here a little longer. That’s what we would have been doing if the flood hadn’t put a big monkey wrench in our plans,” he said. King said the coast faces the same challenges. “Our gaming product is still superior,” he said. “The challenge for Mississippi is to continue to partner with nongaming stakeholders to extend people’s stays and attract people from out of state.”

public meetings this week Monday • Warren County Board of Supervisors, 9 a.m., Warren County Courthouse, BOS meeting room, third floor • Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen, 10 a.m., City Hall Annex Tuesday • Vicksburg Board of Zoning Appeals, 5 p.m., City Hall Annex

Merit Continued from Page A7. see National Merit semifinalists from Warren County — Bradley P. Scurria, a senior at Warren Central, and Avery Burrell, a senior from Vicksburg attending St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland. The last time PCA had a semifinalist was 1997, Baker said. The last time VHS and St. Al had one was in 2009. The PSAT is aligned with the SAT college entrance exam, an alternative to the ACT most used in the Midwest and South. The SAT is used more for admittance to East and West coast schools. Students here are offered both, Winters said, but most take the ACT.

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Kerchers remember slain daughter as appeal verdict looms ‘In this whole case — going on four years — Meredith has been forgotten’ PERUGIA, Italy (AP) — Meredith Kercher would have been 25. The British student would have finished her degree at Leeds and perhaps been preparing for another Halloween, a day she loved. Instead, her family awaits an appeals verdict expected Monday against former roommate Amanda Knox, of Seattle, who was convicted along with her Italian ex-boyfriend of murdering Kercher in 2007. Kercher’s killing has spawned one of Italy’s most sensational and closely watched trials. Yet to her family’s frustration, Kercher has been eclipsed in the public’s eye by the 24-year-old Knox, as supporters of the photogenic American mount a high-profile campaign to free her. By contrast, Kercher’s family has chosen to remain largely silent during the years of trial and appeal, quietly honor-

Meredith Kercher

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ing her memory on the Nov. 1 anniversary of her death and her birthday on Dec. 28. But they are growing increasingly agitated as the appeal verdict approaches. In one of the few TV interviews they have granted, Kercher’s sister Stephanie

and mother Arline said attention should focus on justice for the victim, not Knox or her exboyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, who is also appealing his conviction alongside Knox. “In this whole case — going on four years — Meredith has been forgotten,” Stephanie

Kercher said in a recorded interview on RAI public television this month. On her last Halloween, a day before her death, Meredith dressed as a vampire. Photographs show her smiling brightly with red lipstick and a high-collared cape. The young student fought hard to study in Perugia, arriving in September 2007. She shared an apartment with two Italian women and Knox. Kercher made friends fast, testimony in the first trial shows. Within weeks, she had a small group of British girlfriends with whom she went dancing or watched films, and she had started dating a young Italian living downstairs. Giacomo Silenzi has said they fell in love quickly, and has been left to wonder what the future might have held. On the last night of her life, she ate pizza and apple crumble with a small group

of friends, watched a movie and went home alone around 9 p.m., said testimony. Meredith was 21 when she was found Nov. 2 sprawled naked on the floor of her locked bedroom, throat slashed. Prosecutors claim that she was murdered when a drugfueled sexual encounter with the two defendants and a third man went awry. Rudy Guede, an Ivorian who lived in Perugia from age 5, is serving a 16-year sentence for his role in the murder. Knox was sentenced to 26 years, Sollecito to 25. All three proclaim innocence. Meredith’s father John Kercher, a freelance journalist, has said he refused to view her body. “I had last seen her a couple of weeks before, when she flew home to buy winter clothes,” John Kercher wrote. “I want that to be the one memory of my daughter I hold.”

Festival Continued from Page A1. riders finishing in about an hour and the last ones about two hours later. Brian Anderson, who moved three months ago to Vicksburg from Fort Worth, Texas, chose the 10-mile route through the city and over the bridge. “I stopped and took pictures of the river,” said Anderson, who bikes a few times a week. “There was one hill on Mulvihill (Street) that got me winded.” Meanwhile, on Washington Street, the Downtown Fall Festival drew about 2,800 people who shopped sidewalk sales and visited 12 vendors, Hopkins said. Attendance was about the same as last year, she said. Concerts that were part of the festival drew about 300 people downtown Friday night. Carroll Pierce of Dogwood Hollow Farm traveled about 120 miles from Seminary to sell homemade toiletries

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Jennifer Melton of Vicksburg, left, and her husband, Travis, sell jewelry at the Old Court House Museum Flea Market. made from goat’s milk. “We had heard about the (festival) from other festivals around the state,” said

Pierce, a first-time vendor. A few blocks away, the Old Court House Museum Flea Market saw 3,500 people

and 150 vendors, said Bubba Bolm, curator of the Cherry Street museum. “We have vendors repre-

Ceres Continued from Page A1. profile industrial recruit to Ceres in the late 1990s, had employed about 400 at peak production, before the home venting maker closed the plant at the start of the housing market crash and recession. Laclede purchased the former Yorozu building from

businessmen Pete Buford and Harold M. May for an undisclosed sum. The company was offered economic development bonds from the state, but “chose to finance the building a different way” that speeded the timing of the deal, Riley said. Continuing to operate

at Ceres are Tyson Foods, Vicksburg Metal Products, Magnolia Metal & Plastic, a Mississippi Department of Transportation regional headquarters and the Mississippi National Guard. Riley purchased the company in April 2010 along with longtime general manager

Steve Heuett and Kansas City-based C3 Capital Partners, according to its website. Laclede takes its name from Laclede Steel Company, of St. Louis, which purchased the firm in 1984, the site said.

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

M.C. Dulaney M.C. Dulaney died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 65. Mr. Dulaney was born in Edwards and lived in Vicksburg. He was of the Baptist faith. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Virgie Marie Graham Murin SEMINARY — Virgie Marie Graham Murin died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at her home. She was 91. Mrs. Murin was a registered nurse and a homemaker in Vicksburg for more than 52 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey Matthew Graham and Dolly Knight Graham; her husband of 55 years, Charles S. Murin; two sisters, Easter Graham Dickens and Edith Graham Slimmer; and a brother, James Otis Graham. Survivors include three sons, Robert Murin of Seminary, David Murin (Nok) of

Carlton, Texas, and Charles W. Murin (Debbie) of Hattiesburg; a sister, Tressie Graham Mangum of Seminary; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services were Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Seminary United Methodist Church with Dr. Michael Lipps and the Rev. Allen Blacklidge officiating. Burial was at Welch-Graham Cemetery. Ellisville Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Aaron A. Tolleson KOSCIUSKO — Aaron A. “Mud” Tolleson died Friday, Sept. 29, 2011. He was 83. Mr. Tolleson was born in the Leake County comAaron A. munity of Tolleson Barnes and graduated from Barnes High School. He attended East Central Junior College and Mississippi State University, and graduated with bachelor’s, master’s and specialist’s degrees in education. He was a teacher for 26 years, a school bus driver and a high school principal. He served on the Attala County Election Commission, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Kosciusko.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron Titus and Ada Crowe Tolleson. He is survived by his wife, June Casey Tolleson; son, Randy Tolleson Sr. of Columbus; daughters, Pam McLemore of Madison and Joan Campbell of Vicksburg; sister, Jenny Sanders of Nile; brother, Bill Tolleson of Kosciusko; seven grand-

children; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 this evening at Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Kosciusko with visitation at the church an hour before the service.

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senting Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and Oklahoma,” he said. “We already have vendors signing up for the spring festival,” set for April 14. The spring market, held during Riverfest, Vicksburg’s annual downtown music festival, was brought back this year after a 9-year hiatus. First-time flea market vendor Jennifer Melton was selling jewelry. “I’ve been making jewelry for four years and this is my first major festival,” said Melton, of Vicksburg. “I was very excited and nervous at the same time.” Making a return was Kristie Monceaux of EG Creations of Crowville, La. The family business sells homemade girls’ dresses and bows and handbags. “The last time we were here, we did very well,” Monceaux said.





Clear with a high in the lower 70s and a low in the lower 40s

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

LOCAL FORECAST monday-wednesday Clear; highs in the lower 80s; lows in the mid-40s

STATE FORECAST TOday Clear; highs in the lower 70s; lows in the lower 40s monday-wednesday Clear; highs in the lower 80s; lows in the mid-40s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 77º Low/past 24 hours............... 47º Average temperature......... 62º Normal this date................... 80º Record low..............35º in 1984 Record high............93º in 1954 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month................ 8.0 inches Total/year.............. 31.78 inches Normal/month......0.21 inches Normal/year........ 36.71 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Monday: A.M. Active..........................11:21 A.M. Most active................. 5:06 P.M. Active...........................11:49 P.M. Most active.................. 5:35 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:48 Sunset tomorrow............... 6:46 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:57

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 13.8 | Change: 0.6 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.7 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 9.6 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 12.7 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.3 | Change: NC Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.5 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 28 feet

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General: Al-Qaida still at work End to in Yemen after strike work in Libya near WASHINGTON (AP) — The military mission in Libya is largely complete and NATO’s involvement could begin to wrap up as soon as this week after allied leaders meet in Brussels, according to the top U.S. commander for Africa. Army Gen. Carter Ham, head of U.S. Africa Command, told The Associated Press that American military leaders are expected to give NATO ministers their assessment of the situation during meetings late in the week. NATO could decide to end the mission even though ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi is still at large and his forces are still Moammar entrenched in Gadhafi strongholds such as Sirte and Bani Walid. NATO’s decision-making body, the North Atlantic Council, agreed on Sept. 21 to extend the mission over the oilrich North African nation for another 90 days, but officials have said the decision would be reviewed periodically. Ham said that the National Transitional Council and its forces should be in “reasonable control” of population centers before the end of the NATO mission, dubbed Unified Protector. He said they are close to that now. When NATO makes its decision, Ham said he believes there would be a seamless transition of control over the air and maritime operations to U.S. Africa Command. At least initially, some of the military surveillance coverage would remain in place. “We don’t want to go from what’s there now to zero overnight,” Ham said. “There will be some missions that will need to be sustained for some period of time, if for no other reason than to offer assurances to the interim government for things like border security, until such time that they are ready to do all that themselves.”

Afghan leader wipes hands of Taliban talks KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Hamid Karzai has given up trying to talk to the Taliban, saying Saturday that Pakistan holds the only key to making peace with insurgents and must do more to support a resolution to the war. Karzai revealed his tougher stance against Pakistan, which he claims is harboring militants, on the same day that the Afghan intelligence service said it has hard evidence that the assassination of former President Burhanuddin Rabbani was planned on the southern outskirts of Quetta, the Pakistani city where key Taliban leaders are based. Critics have accused the Pakistani government of protecting the Taliban to maintain good relations.

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — order has crumbled as PresiAl-Qaida’s branch remains a dent Ali Abdullah Saleh faces powerful threat in this deeply more than seven months of unstable nation, even after a protests demanding an end to U.S. drone strike that elimi- his 33-year authoritarian rule, nated three of its key figures. and his loyalists have battled Its military leadership remains with military units and tribal fighters who intact and is only growing Yemen is considered a sided with the stronger amid crucial battleground with opposition. Ironically, months of political turthe terror network. The the turmoil appears in moil tearing impoverished nation one way to Yemen apart. As the preson the southern tip of have been a to U.S. ident strugthe Arabian Peninsula boost efforts to fight gles to keep al-Qaida in power, Islamic is on the doorstep of conmilitants have Saudi Arabia and the oil- Yemen, sidered the taken advantage of the producing nations of the terror netmost government’s Gulf and lies on strategic work’s active and crumbling control to take sea routes leading to the dangerous branch. over several Suez Canal. Saleh seems cities in the to have south, raising the danger they can establish sought to cling to power by a permanent stronghold. Sat- making himself more valuurday, militants holding Zin- able to Washington, which jibar, a southern provincial has pressed him to retire and capital, battled government allow a stable transition. In forces in fighting that killed 28 recent months, Saleh —long criticized as unreliable in his soldiers and militants. Yemen is considered a cru- fight against al-Qaida — has cial battleground with the given U.S. counterterrorism terror network. The impover- units a far freer hand to act in ished nation on the southern his country, U.S. and Yemeni tip of the Arabian Peninsula officials say. Top U.S. counterterrorism is on the doorstep of Saudi Arabia and the oil-producing adviser John Brennan has nations of the Gulf and lies said Yemenis have been more on strategic sea routes lead- willing to share information ing to the Suez Canal. But about al-Qaida targets.

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Ole Miss 38, Fresno State 28

Texas 37, Iowa State 14

Alabama State 31, Alcorn State 23

Clemson 23, Virginia Tech 3

Georgia 24, Mississippi State 10

Alabama 38, Florida 10

Arkansas 42, Texas A&M 38

Southern Miss 48, Rice 24

LSU 35, Kentucky 7

Michigan State 10, Ohio State 7



Sunday, Oc tober 2, 2011 • SE C TI O N B PUZZLES B8

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college football

Rebels find gold in California

By David Brandt The Associated Press

Fast start Brewers, Phillies open NLDS with victories; Rangers tie up Rays MLB roundup/B6

Schedule PREP FOOTBALL Porters Chapel at Sylva-Bay Friday, 7 p.m.

WC at Madison Central Friday, 7 p.m. Vicksburg at Greenville Friday, 7 p.m. St. Al at Resurrection Saturday, 7 p.m.

On TV Noon Fox - The New Orleans Saints go for their third win in a row when they head to Florida to face the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars. Preview/B6

Who’s hot CHASE LADD

Warren Central quarterback threw for 281 yards and a schoolrecord five touchdowns in a 3534 win over GreenvilleWeston on Friday night.

Sidelines Yankees tame Tigers in ALDS Game 1 NEW YORK (AP) — Robinson Cano hit a grand slam and drove in six runs, rookie Ivan Nova pitched brilliantly into the ninth inning in an unusual relief appearance and the New York Yankees shook off a 23-hour rain delay to beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 in their suspended playoff opener Saturday night. A day after rain wiped out aces Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia after only 1 1/2 innings, the game resumed in the bottom of the second. Cano barely missed a homer on his tiebreaking double in the fifth and New York broke it open with a six-run sixth highlighted by Cano’s grand slam.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 9-8-7 La. Pick 4: 0-3-0-3 Easy 5: 2-11-13-22-35 La. Lotto: 3-15-26-27-32-35 Powerball: 1-12-23-27-43 Powerball: 31; Power play: 3

Weekly results: B2

USM rips Rice to get C-USA win

The associated press

Ole Miss quarterback Randall Mackey (1) throws against the Fresno State defense in the second quarter Saturday. Below, Ole Miss running back Brandon Bolden runs into the

end zone for a touchdown past Fresno’s Terrance Dennis in the first quarter. Ole Miss earned its first win of the season against an FBS team, 38-28 over Fresno State.

Ole Miss fends off Fresno for victory By The Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. — Jeff Scott ran for 138 yards and two second-half touchdowns, and new starting quarterback Randall Mackey sparked Ole Miss’ dormant offense in a 38-28 victory against Fresno State on Saturday night. Brandon Bolden added two touchdown runs for the Rebels (2-3), who earned their first win of the season against an FBS-level team. Robbie Rouse ran for 123 yards and a touchdown and Derek Carr threw for 281 yards and a score for Fresno State (2-3), which was unable to get their first win

ever against a Southeastern Conference team. The Rebels had lost all three games against FBS competition, scoring just two offensive touchdowns and averaging 236.5 yards per game overall. They gained 428 against Fresno State, with Scott and Mackey leading the way. Scott broke off a 69-yard TD run in the third quarter, then his 12-yard TD with 8:49 to play put the Rebels ahead for good, 35-28. Bryson Rose booted a 24-yard field goal with 3:42 remaining to seal it. Mackey was just 8-of-18 passing, but threw for 214 yards and a touchdown.

HATTIESBURG — Austin Davis threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns, Kendrick Hardy rushed for 172 yards and Southern Miss scored four unanswered touchdowns in the second half to turn a tight game into a 48-24 victory over Rice on Saturday night. Southern Miss (4-1, 1-1 ConferAustin ence USA) Davis gained 654 total yards, including 370 on the ground, but four turnovers kept Rice (1-3, 0-1) in the game. The Owls scored twice on fumble recoveries, including a 96-yard return by Xavier Webb that briefly gave Rice a 24-20 lead early in the third quarter. But the Owls simply couldn’t stop the Southern Miss offense. The Golden Eagles kept churning away with big gains on the ground, even as Hardy and backup Jamal Woodyard left the game with injuries. Kelvin Bolden caught nine passes for 132 yards and a touchdown for Southern Miss while Ryan Balentine caught seven for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Though Southern Miss dominated in the run game, it remains to be seen how many running backs the Golden Eagles will have next weekend when they travel to Navy. Hardy limped off the field and into the locker room during the third quarter while backup Woodyard didn’t return after the first quarter. Even third-string running back Jeremy Hester left the game late after an apparent injury. By the end See USM, Page B3.

Mississippi State falls flat in Athens By The Associated Press ATHENS, Ga. — Mississippi State has lost each of its first three Southeastern Conference games, but coach Dan Mullen hasn’t lost hope. “We aren’t too far from where we want to be this year,” Mullen said after Mississippi State was held without an offensive touchdown and had three turnovers in Saturday’s 24-10 loss to Georgia. “We had some opportunities to do things and we didn’t execute,” Mullen said. Aaron Murray threw for two touchdown passes in the first quarter and Isaiah Crowell ran for 104 yards for Georgia (3-2, 2-1 SEC), which led 21-3 at halftime before surviving a listless second half for its third straight win. Chris Relf passed for 157 yards and had a team-best 31 yards rushing but couldn’t lead a touchdown drive, leav-

Inside • SEC, C-USA, SWAC scores and standings/B2 • Alabama KOs Florida/B3 • Alcorn falls on road/B3 ing Mississippi State (2-3, 0-3) still looking for its first SEC win. Mississippi State was held to a 42-yard field goal by Derek Depasquale before finally reaching the end zone when Darius Slay returned an interception 72 yards for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. Relf completed 19 of 31 passes for 157 yards and two interceptions. Mississippi State managed only 213 total yards, including 34 carries for 56 yards. The Bulldogs began the day ranked third in the SEC with 217.5 yards rushing per game.

“Everybody just needs to execute better,” said running back Vick Ballard, who was held to 23 yards rushing on eight carries. “It’s the little things that we are not doing right now. I can only do my job and everyone else needs to do theirs. We need to work harder in practice, so we can get that extra inch that will make a difference. “We need to continue to work hard, because it isn’t going to get easier.” The teams had to be separated at midfield at the end of pregame warmups. Georgia players accused the Mississippi State players of jumping on the big “G” logo which stretches almost 20 yards at midfield. “They came jumping on the G and you just don’t do that,” said linebacker Christian Robinson. “The locker room was electric after that See Bulldogs, Page B3.

The associated press

Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf (14) is stopped by Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo (18) after a short run in the third quarter Saturday. Georgia won the game, 24-10.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING 11 a.m. Versus - IRL, Indy Lights, at Sparta, Ky. 1 p.m. ESPN - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, AAA 400, at Dover, Del. 1 p.m. Versus - IRL, IndyCar, Kentucky Indy 300 2 p.m. Speed - FIM World Superbike, at Magny-Cours, France (tape) 6 p.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, Uni-Select Auto Plus Nationals, at Reading, Pa. (tape) GOLF 6:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Alfred Dunhill Links Championship 3 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open 6:30 p.m. TGC - Champions Tour, SAS Championship (tape) MLB PLAYOFFS 2 p.m. TNT - Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, ALDS Game 2 4 p.m. TBS - Arizona at Milwaukee, NLDS Game 2 7:30 p.m. TBS - St. Louis at Philadelphia, NLDS Game 2 NFL Noon Fox - New Orleans at Jacksonville Noon CBS - Pittsburgh at Houston 3:15 p.m. CBS - Denver at Green Bay 7:15 p.m. NBC - New York Jets at Baltimore SOCCER 3:30 p.m. Fox - Premier League, Arsenal at Tottenham 2:55 p.m. ESPN2 - Spanish Primera, Espanyol vs. Real Madrid WNBA PLAYOFFS 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 - Atlanta at Minnesota, Finals Game 1


from staff & AP reports

NFL Former Titans assistant Heimerdinger dies at 58 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mike Heimerdinger, a veteran assistant coach in the NFL who directed high-powered offenses and developed quarterbacks such as Steve McNair, Jay Cutler and Vince Young, has died. He was 58. The Tennessee Titans confirmed Heimerdinger’s death after talking with his family. He died Friday while in Mexico to receive experimental treatments for a rare form of cancer. He was offensive coordinator for the Titans when he was diagnosed with cancer in November 2010. Heimerdinger maintained his duties for the rest of the season but was fired in February, one day after Mike Munchak succeeded Jeff Fisher as Titans’ coach.

NBA Players, owners still far apart on deal NEW YORK — With a month until the NBA season, players and owners don’t sound much closer to a labor deal than they did when the lockout began. They’re so far apart on money they decided to leave it alone Saturday and focused mainly on the salary cap. In a seven-hour bargaining session, their longest since the lockout began July 1, the sides talked about one of the two major issues that divides them. Owners want a hard cap, or at least a number of changes to the current soft cap system, which the players prefer to keep. The sides will meet again Monday. Commissioner David Stern said he had nothing to announce in terms of cancellations.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct. 2 1970 — Fourteen members of the Wichita State football team are killed in a plane crash in the Rocky Mountains. 1980 — Larry Holmes registers a technical knockout in the 11th round against Muhammad Ali to win the world heavyweight title in Las Vegas. 1983 — The Green Bay Packers score 49 points in the first half, including 35 in the second quarter, in a 55-14 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 2004 — Rice and San Jose State play in the highest-scoring regulation game in Division I-A history, with San Jose State winning 70-63. The 133 points surpass the total from Middle Tennessee’s 70-58 victory over Idaho on Oct. 6, 2001. The schools combine for 19 touchdowns to break the Division I-A record of 18.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard college football Top 25 Schedule

Saturday’s Games No. 1 LSU 35, Kentucky 7 No. 2 Oklahoma 62, Ball St. 6 No. 3 Alabama 38, No. 12 Florida 10 No. 4 Boise St. 30, Nevada 10 No. 6 Stanford vs. UCLA, (n) No. 7 Wisconsin 48, No. 8 Nebraska 17 Auburn 16, No. 10 South Carolina 13 No. 13 Clemson 23, No. 11 Virginia Tech 3 No. 18 Arkansas 42, No. 14 Texas A&M 38 Kansas St. 36, No. 15 Baylor 35 No. 17 Texas 37, Iowa St. 14 No. 19 Michigan 58, Minnesota 0 SMU 40, No. 20 TCU 33, OT No. 21 Ga. Tech 45, North Carolina St. 35 No. 22 West Virginia 55, Bowling Green 10 No. 24 Illinois 38, Northwestern 35 No. 25 Arizona St. vs. Oregon St., (n) ———

Mississippi college schedule

Saturday’s Games Georgia 24, Mississippi St. 10 Millsaps 21, Sewanee 20 Southern 28, Miss. Valley St. 21 Delta St. 45, Ouachita Baptist 14 Alabama St. 31, Alcorn St. 23 Southern Miss 48, Rice 24 Bethel 28, Belhaven 17 Ole Miss at Fresno St., (n) Open date: Mississippi College ———


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

All Games W L 4 1 4 1 3 2 3 1 3 1 2 3


Conference All Games W L W L LSU................................2 0 5 0 Auburn...........................2 0 4 1 Alabama........................2 0 5 0 Arkansas........................0 1 4 1 Ole Miss.......................0 2 1 3 Mississippi St..............0 3 2 3 Saturday’s Games Arkansas 42, Texas A&M 38 Georgia 24, Mississippi St. 10 LSU 35, Kentucky 7 Tennessee 41, Buffalo 10 Auburn 16, South Carolina 13 Alabama 38, Florida 10 Ole Miss at Fresno St., (n) Oct. 8 Mississippi St. at UAB, 11 a.m. Kentucky at South Carolina, 11:20 a.m. Florida at LSU, 2:30 p.m. Georgia at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Auburn at Arkansas, 6 p.m. Vanderbilt at Alabama, 6 p.m. ———


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

All Games W L 2 3 1 2 4 1 2 2 1 4 0 4

West Division

Conference All Games W L W L SMU...............................2 0 4 1 Houston.........................1 0 5 0 Tulsa..............................1 0 2 3 Tulane............................1 1 2 3 Rice...............................0 1 1 3 UTEP.............................0 2 2 3 Saturday’s Games Army 45, Tulane 6 SMU 40, TCU 33, OT Marshall 17, Louisville 13 Troy 24, UAB 23 Middle Tennessee 38, Memphis 31 Tulsa 41, North Texas 24 Southern Miss 48, Rice 24 North Carolina 35, East Carolina 20 Oct. 8 Mississippi St. at UAB, 11 a.m. Memphis at Rice, 11:30 a.m. Southern Miss at Navy, 2:30 p.m. Marshall at UCF, 6 p.m. East Carolina at Houston, 6 p.m. Syracuse at Tulane, 7 p.m. ———

SWAC Eastern

Conference W L Alabama St....................4 0 Jackson St...................2 1 Alabama A&M...............2 1 Alcorn St......................1 4 MVSU............................0 4

All Games W L 4 1 4 3 2 1 4 0 5


Conference All Games W L PF PA Prairie View...................3 1 3 2 Ark-Pine Bluff................2 1 3 2 Southern U....................2 1 2 3 Texas Southern.............1 2 2 2 Grambling......................1 3 1 4 Saturday’s Games Southern U. 28, Miss. Valley St. 21 Prairie View 31, Grambling St. 23 Alabama A&M 28, Ark.-Pine Bluff 27 Alabama St. 31, Alcorn St. 23 Oct. 8 Miss. valley St. at Alabama A&M, 2 p.m. Alabama St. at Texas Southern, 2 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Jackson St., 5 p.m. Prairie View at Southern U., 7 p.m.


Mississippi St. Georgia

3 0 0 7 — 10 14 7 3 0 — 24 First Quarter Geo—Charles 21 pass from Murray (Walsh kick), 11:53. MSSt—FG DePasquale 42, 7:53. Geo—Mitchell 6 pass from Murray (Walsh kick), 1:58. Second Quarter Geo—Thomas 7 run (Walsh kick), 1:03. Third Quarter Geo—FG Walsh 28, 2:29. Fourth Quarter MSSt—Slay 72 interception return (DePasquale kick), 8:31. MSSt Geo First downs................................13........................20 Rushes-yards.......................34-56.................49-155 Passing....................................157......................160 Comp-Att-Int..................... 19-33-2............... 13-25-3 Return Yards.............................79........................72 Punts-Avg............................7-42.3..................4-42.8 Fumbles-Lost............................3-1.......................3-0 Penalties-Yards......................8-50.....................8-57 Time of Possession.............25:21...................34:39 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Mississippi St., Relf 15-31, Ballard 8-23, Perkins 5-14, Elliott 2-7, Lewis 1-3, Swedenburg 0-2, Bumphis 1-0, Favre 1-(minus 10), Team 1-(minus 14). Georgia, Crowell 22-104, Thomas 8-35, Samuel 9-28, Murray 5-5. PASSING—Mississippi St., Relf 19-31-2-157, Favre 0-2-0-0. Georgia, Murray 13-25-3-160. RECEIVING—Mississippi St., C.Smith 6-46, Clark 5-57, R.Sanders 3-24, Bumphis 2-15, Ballard 2-9, Perkins 1-6. Georgia, Mitchell 5-60, Charles 3-46, T.King 2-21, Thomas 1-14, Bennett 1-11, Conley 1-8.


Southern U. MVSU

7 14 0 7 — 28 7 7 0 7 — 21 First Quarter Sou—Cook 58 fumble return (M.Hill kick), 3:37. MVSU—Boykins 34 interception return (Sanchez kick), :45. Second Quarter Sou—Evans 26 pass from D.Joseph (M.Hill kick), 6:28. MVSU—Pittman 5 run (Sanchez kick), 4:12. Sou—D.Joseph 16 run (M.Hill kick), 1:27. Fourth Quarter MVSU—Bateaste 1 run (Sanchez kick), 14:16. Sou—Evans 58 pass from Douglas (M.Hill kick), 11:09. Sou MVSU First downs................................22........................12 Rushes-yards.....................41-126.................37-230 Passing....................................283........................62 Comp-Att-Int..................... 21-35-2................. 8-25-3 Return Yards.............................82........................34 Punts-Avg............................4-28.8..................6-41.3 Fumbles-Lost............................3-2.......................2-1 Penalties-Yards..................12-107...................13-91 Time of Possession.............33:25...................26:35 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Southern U., Nzekwe 30-86, J.Joseph 5-23, D.Joseph 2-15, Douglas 2-2, Team 2-0. MVSU, Bateaste 17-86, Pittman 7-73, Stansell 13-68, Stafford 0-3. PASSING—Southern U., Douglas 16-25-0-223, D.Joseph 5-10-2-60. MVSU, Pittman 8-25-3-62. RECEIVING—Southern U., Evans 8-127, Berry 6-56, Doss 4-43, Ju.Williams 2-50, Green 1-7. MVSU, Cox 3-28, Dabney 2-14, Morris 2-6, Stansell 1-14.


Alcorn St. Alabama St.

0 10 7 6 — 23 3 7 13 8 — 31 First Quarter AlSt—FG Wenzig 32, 11:37. Second Quarter Alc—Collier 27 pass from D.Smith (Tamayo kick), 13:14. Alc—FG Tamayo 29, 6:42. AlSt—Austin 4 pass from Jenkins (Wenzig kick), 3:40. Third Quarter AlSt—Jenkins 9 run (Wenzig kick), 11:40. AlSt—N.Andrews 16 pass from Jenkins (kick failed), 6:13. Alc—Walker 3 run (Tamayo kick), :59. Fourth Quarter AlSt—N.Andrews 39 pass from Jenkins (Kirkland pass from Jenkins), 2:17. Alc—Whitmore 30 pass from D.Smith (kick failed), 1:29. Alc AlSt First downs................................19........................19 Rushes-yards.....................47-161.................35-126 Passing....................................186......................297 Comp-Att-Int....................... 9-21-2............... 17-34-1 Return Yards.............................16...................... (-4) Punts-Avg............................6-40.2..................4-36.0 Fumbles-Lost............................2-1.......................2-2 Penalties-Yards....................11-67.....................7-67 Time of Possession.............31:52...................26:45 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Alcorn St., Walker 25-147, Duckworth 8-20, Bridge 4-10, An.Williams 4-6, I.Williams 1-(minus 3), D.Smith 5-(minus 19). Alabama St., Jenkins 15-58, McKibbens 16-56, Lee 1-12, Clark 1-2, Team 1-0, N.Andrews 1-(minus 2). PASSING—Alcorn St., D.Smith 9-21-2-186. Alabama St., Jenkins 17-34-1-297. RECEIVING—Alcorn St., Parker 3-40, Whitmore 2-71, Duckworth 2-33, Collier 1-27, Te.Lewis 1-15. Alabama St., N.Andrews 6-185, Henry 4-40, L.Jones 3-51, Gilzeane 1-8, McKibbens 1-6, Austin 1-4, J.Andrews 1-3.


W Buffalo................ 3 New England...... 2 N.Y. Jets............. 2 Miami.................. 0 W Houston.............. 2 Tennessee.......... 2 Jacksonville........ 1 Indianapolis........ 0 W Baltimore............ 2 Cleveland............ 2 Pittsburgh........... 2 Cincinnati............ 1 W Oakland.............. 2 San Diego.......... 2 Denver................ 1 Kansas City........ 0

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PA 73 79 61 78

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W Dallas.................. 2 Washington......... 2 N.Y. Giants......... 2 Philadelphia........ 1 W Tampa Bay......... 2 New Orleans...... 2 Carolina.............. 1 Atlanta................ 1 W Green Bay.......... 3 Detroit................. 3 Chicago.............. 1 Minnesota........... 0

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PA 74 46 69 74


W L T Pct San Francisco.... 2 1 0 .667 Seattle................ 1 2 0 .333 Arizona............... 1 2 0 .333 St. Louis............. 0 3 0 .000 Today’s Games Detroit at Dallas, Noon Washington at St. Louis, Noon Minnesota at Kansas City, Noon Carolina at Chicago, Noon Pittsburgh at Houston, Noon New Orleans at Jacksonville, Noon San Francisco at Philadelphia, Noon Tennessee at Cleveland, Noon Buffalo at Cincinnati, Noon N.Y. Giants at Arizona, 3:05 p.m. Atlanta at Seattle, 3:05 p.m. Miami at San Diego, 3:15 p.m. New England at Oakland, 3:15 p.m. Denver at Green Bay, 3:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Baltimore, 7:20 p.m. Monday’s Game Indianapolis at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

PF PA 70 52 30 67 59 56 36 96

prep football MHSAA

Region 2-6A

Team Overall Region Northwest Rankin.....................6-0.......................2-0 Madison Central.......................4-2.......................2-0 Murrah......................................2-4.......................1-1 Jim Hill......................................2-4.......................1-1 Warren Central.......................1-5.......................1-1 Clinton......................................3-3.......................1-1 Vicksburg................................2-4.......................0-2 Greenville-Weston....................1-5.......................0-2 Sept. 30 Clinton 44, Jim Hill 20 Northwest Rankin 42, Vicksburg 40 Madison Central 27, Murrah 7 Warren Central 35, Greenville-Weston 34

Friday’s Games Murrah at Clinton, 7 p.m. Warren Central at Madison Central, 7 p.m. Jim Hill at Northwest Rankin, 7 p.m. Vicksburg at Greenville-Weston, 7 p.m.

Region 4-1A

Team Overall Region Bogue Chitto............................7-0.......................5-0 Cathedral..................................6-0.......................4-0 Dexter.......................................3-3.......................3-1 University Christian..................3-3.......................3-2 Stringer.....................................3-2.......................2-1 Salem.......................................4-3.......................2-3 Mount Olive..............................1-6.......................1-3 Hinds AHS...............................2-5.......................1-4 St. Aloysius.............................1-6.......................1-4 Resurrection.............................1-3.......................0-3 Sept. 30 Cathedral 28, St. Aloysius 0 Dexter 34, Hinds AHS 8 University Christian 10, Mount Olive 4 Bogue Chitto 39, Salem 14 Saturday’s Game Stringer at Resurrection, (n) Friday’s Games Mount Olive at Cathedral, 7 p.m. Salem at Hinds AHS, 7 p.m. Dexter at Stringer, 7 p.m. Oct. 8 St. Aloysius at Resurrection, 7 p.m. Open date: Bogue Chitto, University Christian

Region 6-4A

Team Overall Region Mendenhall...............................5-2.......................3-0 Magee.......................................3-3.......................2-0 Port Gibson.............................6-1.......................2-1 Florence....................................5-2.......................1-1 Raymond..................................3-4.......................1-2 Germantown.............................1-5.......................0-2 Richland....................................0-7.......................0-3 Sept. 30 Port Gibson 38, Raymond 10 Florence 49, Richland 7 Mendenhall 40, Germantown 10 Open date: Magee Friday’s Games Port Gibson at Florence, 7 p.m. Magee at Richland, 7 p.m. Raymond at Germantown, 7 p.m. Open date: Mendenhall ———


District 4-A

Team Overall Region Newton Academy.....................4-2.......................3-0 Porters Chapel........................4-3.......................2-1 Heidelberg Academy................3-3.......................1-1 Prentiss Christian.....................2-4.......................1-1 Park Place................................3-3.......................1-2 Ben’s Ford................................1-5.......................0-3 Sept. 30 Lamar 49, Newton Academy 12 Wilkinson Christian 48, Heidelberg Academy 0 Tri-County 48, Porters Chapel 0 Open date: Ben’s Ford, Park Place, Prentiss Christian Friday’s Games Amite at Ben’s Ford, 7 p.m. Heidelberg Academy at Wayne Academy, 7 p.m. Tri-County at Newton Academy, 7 p.m. Porters Chapel at Sylva-Bay, 7 p.m. Park Place at Central Holmes Christian, 7 p.m. Prentiss Christian at Tallulah Academy, 7 p.m.

District 3-A

Team Overall Region Amite........................................4-3.......................4-0 CENLA......................................6-1.......................3-0 Wilkinson Christian...................6-1.......................3-0 Riverfield...................................4-2.......................2-2 Claiborne Academy..................2-3.......................2-2 Glenbrook.................................3-4.......................2-3 Union Christian.........................0-7.......................0-4 Tallulah Academy...................0-7.......................0-5 Sept. 30 Amite 47, Union Christian 0 CENLA 53, Riverdale 0 Glenbrook 40, Tallulah Academy 12 Wilkinson Christian 48, Heidelberg Academy 0 Riverfield at Claiborne, n/a Friday’s Games Amite at Ben’s Ford, 7 p.m. Claiborne Academy at CENLA, 7 p.m. Riverfield at River Oaks, 7 p.m. Prentiss Christian at Tallulah Academy, 7 p.m. Wilkinson Christian at Union Christian, 7 p.m. Open date: Glenbrook

District 3-AA

Team Overall Region Riverdale..................................3-4.......................1-0 River Oaks...............................4-3.......................1-0 Central Hinds..........................1-5.......................0-0 Prairie View..............................2-4.......................0-2 Sept. 30 River Oaks 35, Prairie View 6 CENLA 53, Riverdale 0 Sylva-Bay at Central Hinds, 7 p.m. Friday’s Games Riverdale at Central Hinds, 7 p.m. Prairie View at Trinity, 7 p.m. Riverfield at River Oaks, 7 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup AAA 400 Lineup

After Saturday qualifying; race today At Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. Lap length: 1 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 159.004. 2. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 158.983. 3. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 158.667. 4. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 158.555. 5. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 158.548. 6. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 158.507. 7. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 158.43. 8. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 158.325. 9. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 158.284. 10. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 158.165. 11. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 157.888. 12. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 157.715. 13. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 157.694. 14. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 157.68. 15. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 157.673. 16. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 157.673. 17. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 157.556. 18. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 157.501. 19. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 157.439. 20. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 157.356. 21. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 157.198. 22. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 157.171. 23. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 157.041. 24. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 156.965. 25. (51) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 156.822. 26. (37) Josh Wise, Ford, 156.794. 27. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 156.767. 28. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 156.76. 29. (46) Scott Speed, Ford, 156.488. 30. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 156.433. 31. (30) David Stremme, Chevrolet, 156.25. 32. (55) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 156.23. 33. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 156.06. 34. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 155.966. 35. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 155.864. 36. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 155.709. 37. (71) Andy Lally, Ford, 155.629. 38. (7) Reed Sorenson, Dodge, 155.602. 39. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 155.454. 40. (32) Mike Bliss, Ford, 155.373. 41. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 154.992. 42. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 154.752. 43. (38) J.J. Yeley, Ford, 154.686.

Sprint Cup standings 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

——— Nationwide Series OneMain Financial 200 Results

Saturday At Dover International Speedway Dover, Del. Lap length: 1 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (2) Carl Edwards, Ford, 200 laps, 150 rating, 0 points. 2. (8) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 200, 119.5, 0. 3. (4) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 200, 124, 0. 4. (7) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 200, 111.9, 0. 5. (6) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 200, 109.4, 39. 6. (9) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 200, 103.6, 38. 7. (19) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 200, 92.5, 37. 8. (5) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 200, 108.8, 36. 9. (13) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 200, 87.7, 35. 10. (14) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 200, 94.9, 34. 11. (11) Brian Scott, Toyota, 200, 92.8, 33. 12. (18) Michael Annett, Toyota, 200, 78.6, 32. 13. (3) Joey Logano, Toyota, 199, 98.6, 0. 14. (1) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 199, 95.5, 31. 15. (16) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 199, 79.9, 29. 16. (10) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 199, 77.7, 28. 17. (15) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 199, 77, 0. 18. (23) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 199, 70, 26. 19. (17) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 198, 78.4, 25. 20. (12) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 198, 81.7, 24. 21. (22) Blake Koch, Dodge, 197, 70, 23. 22. (42) Timmy Hill, Ford, 197, 51.5, 22. 23. (31) Fain Skinner, Ford, 194, 50.1, 21. 24. (27) Eric McClure, Chevrolet, 194, 53.1, 20. 25. (39) Morgan Shepherd, Chevy, 194, 57.7, 19. 26. (41) Derrike Cope, Dodge, 193, 47.3, 18. 27. (37) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, 191, 45, 17. 28. (36) Casey Roderick, Chevrolet, 190, 51.2, 16. 29. (21) Mike Wallace, suspension, 164, 60.6, 16. 30. (24) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 137, 50.8, 14. 31. (25) Scott Riggs, transmission, 128, 52.9, 13. 32. (33) Matt Carter, Ford, electrical, 22, 42.2, 12. 33. (40) Josh Wise, Chevy, engine, 21, 50.5, 11. 34. (34) Carl Long, Ford, handling, 16, 42.1, 10. 35. (35) Johnny Chapman, rear gear, 10, 44.4, 9. 36. (38) Mark Green, overheating, 8, 43.4, 8. 37. (26) Kelly Bires, Ford, vibration, 7, 36.4, 7. 38. (20) Charles Lewandoski, ignition, 6, 37.5, 6. 39. (43) Chase Miller, Chevy, ignition, 5, 35.6, 5. 40. (30) Tim Andrews, Chevy, electrical, 4, 35.1, 4. 41. (28) Scott Wimmer, Dodge, ignition, 3, 36.7, 3. 42. (32) T.J. Bell, Chevrolet, brakes, 3, 31.5, 0. 43. (29) Jeff Green, Chevy, vibration, 1, 32.8, 1. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 117.321 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 42 minutes, 17 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.791 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 22 laps. Lead Changes: 7 among 4 drivers. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): C.Edwards, 4 times for 179 laps; B.Keselowski, 2 times for 10 laps; E.Sadler, 1 time for 10 laps; M.Wallace, 1 time for 1 lap. NASCAR Driver Rating Formula A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race. The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, LeadLap Finish.

Nationwide Series standings 1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr..................................... 1,025 2. Elliott Sadler................................................. 1,003 3. Reed Sorenson.............................................. 976 4. Aric Almirola................................................... 951 5. Justin Allgaier................................................ 939 6. Jason Leffler.................................................. 884 7. Kenny Wallace............................................... 841 8. Steve Wallace................................................ 815 9. Brian Scott..................................................... 811 10. Michael Annett............................................. 804

mlb MLB Playoffs Division Series

(Best-of-5; x-if necessary) All games televised by TBS

American League

New York 1, Detroit 0 Saturday: New York 9, Detroit 3 Today: Detroit (Scherzer 15-9) at New York (Garcia 12-8), 2:07 p.m. Monday: New York (Sabathia 19-8) at Detroit (Verlander 24-5), 7:37 p.m. x-Tuesday: New York (Burnett 11-11 or Hughes 5-5) at Detroit (Porcello 14-9), TBA x-Thursday: Detroit at New York, TBA Tampa Bay 1, Texas 1 Sept. 30: Tampa Bay 9, Texas 0 Saturday: Texas 8, Tampa Bay 6 Monday: Texas (Lewis 14-10) at Tampa Bay (Price 12-13), 4:07 p.m. Tuesday: Texas at Tampa Bay, TBA x-Thursday: Tampa Bay at Texas, TBA ———

National League

Philadelphia 1, St. Louis 0 Saturday: Philadelphia 11, St. Louis 6 Today: St. Louis (Carpenter 11-9) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 17-8), 7:37 p.m. Tuesday: Philadelphia at St. Louis, TBA x-Wednesday: Philadelphia at St. Louis, TBA x-Friday: St. Louis at Philadelphia, TBA Milwaukee 1, Arizona 0 Saturday: Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1 Today: Arizona (D.Hudson 16-12) at Milwaukee (Greinke 16-6), 4:07 p.m. Tuesday: Milwaukee at Arizona, TBA x-Wednesday: Milwaukee at Arizona, TBA x-Friday: Arizona at Milwaukee, TBA

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-7-5 La. Pick 4: 3-2-4-0 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-4-5 La. Pick 4: 6-6-0-3 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-1-0 La. Pick 4: 9-3-6-6 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-4-9 La. Pick 4: 6-2-4-2 Easy 5: 2-7-12-13-21 La. Lotto: 3-18-20-28-29-33 Powerball: 30-41-50-51-53 Powerball: 8; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-0-9 La. Pick 4: 2-1-9-9 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-7-8 La. Pick 4: 6-0-7-5 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-8-7 La. Pick 4: 0-3-0-3 Easy 5: 2-11-13-22-35 La. Lotto: 3-15-26-27-32-35 Powerball: 1-12-23-27-43 Powerball: 31; Power play: 3

Sunday, October 2, 2011

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college football

steamrolls Ouachita Alabama is too much for Florida DSU behind Davis’ big game By The Associated Press

No. 3 Alabama showed it can run and stop the run better than 12th-ranked Florida, maybe better than anyone in the country. Trent Richardson had 181 yards rushing and two touchdowns, breaking tackles and carrying defenders along the way, and the Crimson Tide rolled the Gators 38-10 Saturday night in an early season matchup of Southeastern Conference heavyweights. Richardson finished with his fourth consecutive 100yard game, and the latest one should solidify his position as one of the Heisman Trophy front-runners. With Richardson leading the way, the Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0 SEC) extended its recent dominance in the series. Alabama has outscored Florida (4-1, 2-1) 101-29 in the last three meetings, all wins. The latest one was over by halftime, a clear knockout in a game billed as Florida’s speed vs. Alabama’s power. It also denied new Florida coach Will Muschamp a victory against his mentor, Alabama coach Nick Saban. If anything, it showed how far the Gators have to go to get back to championship form. It was Florida’s worst home loss since falling to LSU 36-7 in 2002 — the beginning of the Ron Zook era. It could get worse, too. The Gators play at top-ranked LSU next week and might have to do it without starting quarterback John Brantley. Brantley, a senior who has started 18 consecutive games, twisted his knee and ankle during a sack just before halftime. He was helped to the locker room and did not return for the second half. Highly touted freshman Jeff Driskel replaced him to start the third quarter. Brantley completed 11 of 16 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown.

Wisconsin 48, Nebraska 17 R u s s e l l Wi l s o n g ave Nebraska a harsh welcome to the Big Ten, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another in No. 7 Wisconsin’s rout of the eighth-ranked Cornhuskers. Montee Ball ran for 151 yards and four touchdowns for the Badgers (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten). Taylor Martinez threw three interceptions for the Huskers (4-1, 0-1), who were playing their first Big Ten game.

From staff reports Micah Davis threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns, ran for two more scores, and Delta State (5-1) rolled up 562 yards of total offense in a route of Ouachita Baptist (3-1). Delta State trailed 14-10 midway through the second quarter, but scored twice before halftime to take the lead for good. Brant Botili scored on a 6-yard run and Davis hit Bill Franks for a 33-yard touchdown pass with 1:33 to go to make it 24-14. Davis ran for a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter to blow it open. He finished with 49 yards on 11 carries, and was 17-of-28 passing. Franks caught three passes for 199 yards and two TDs, and Chance Dennis had eight receptions for 100 yards.

Southern 28, MVSU 21

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Florida running back Chris Rainey (1) breaks away from Alabama linebacker Dont’a Hightower (30) after a pass reception in the first half Saturday.

Oklahoma 62, Ball St. 6

Tajh Boyd and No. 13 Clemson (5-0, 2-0) became the first ACC team to beat ranked teams three weeks in a row, and did it resoundingly with a victory against No. 11 Virginia Tech (4-1, 0-1).

back from suspension, cornerback Tyrann Mathieu scored after setting an LSU record for career forced fumbles, and the No. 1 Tigers methodically defeated Kentucky. Jefferson was reinstated this week after a grand jury reduced his charges in connection with a bar fight to a misdemeanor. Jarrett Lee remained the starter. LSU coach Les Miles inserted Jefferson on an early fourthand-goal, and Jefferson dove over the goal line to give LSU (5-0, 2-0 SEC) a 7-0 lead. Kentucky (2-3, 0-2) did not threaten to score until LSU led 35-0.

Notre Dame 38, Purdue 10

Auburn 16, South Carolina 13

Landry Jones threw for 425 yards and five touchdowns, Tony Jefferson fueled a second-quarter scoring surge with three interceptions and second-ranked Oklahoma (4-0) geared up for its rivalry game against Texas next week by crushing Ball State (3-2).

Clemson 23, Va. Tech 3

Michael Floyd had 12 catches for 137 yards and a touchdown to help Notre Dame (3-2) rout Purdue (2-2). Cierre Wood ran for a careerhigh 191 yards, and Tommy Rees passed for 254 yards and three TDs for the Irish.

LSU 35, Kentucky 7 Quarterback Jordan Jefferson scored on his first play

Barrett Trotter’s 9-yard touchdown pass to Phillip Lutzenkirchen with 1:38 left lifted Auburn (4-1, 2-0 SEC) over No. 10 South Carolina. Trotter had thrown two interceptions and was sacked four times by the Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1). But down 13-9, he led Auburn on a 12-play, 57-yard drive that ended with a pass to a wide open Lutzenkirchen in front of the goal line.

The junior fumbled the ball into the end zone, then recovered it just before sliding out of bounds to put Auburn ahead. South Carolina advanced to Auburn’s 29 on its final possession before time expired. Michael Dyer ran for 141 yards on a career-high 41 carries and had a 1-yard TD for Auburn, which has won its past 11 SEC games.

Arkansas 42, Texas A&M 38 Tyler Wilson and Jarius Wright shattered school records for passing and receiving, and Broderick Green ran 3 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 1:41 left as No. 18 Arkansas gave No. 14 Texas A&M a rude preview of what it can expect from the SEC next season. The Razorbacks (5-1) trailed by 18 at halftime. This makes two straight weeks the Aggies (2-2) have thrown away a huge halftime lead. They were up by 17 at home against Oklahoma State last week. Wilson was 30-of-51 for 510 yards and three touchdowns. Wright caught 13 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns.

Bulldogs Continued from Page B1. happened. There were chairs being thrown. I’ve just never seen this locker room like that. You just don’t do that in our house. You don’t jump on somebody’s symbol.” An official was knocked down as he tried to escort the Mississippi State players off the field, but the pregame confrontation was mostly contained. “Somehow our players thought Mississippi State was disrespecting our G,” said Georgia coach Mark Richt. “From what the officials told me, their players didn’t have any intent of doing that.” Georgia led 21-3 at halftime. The bright spot for Mississippi State was strong defense, especially in the second half when Georgia was held to a field goal. “I was really impressed with the defense, especially in the second half,” Mullen said. “We made some adjustments at the half. As the game went on, our guys got more comfortable and were able to execute at a high level.” Murray had what Richt called a “hot and cold” performance. He completed 13 of 25 passes for 160 yards with two touchdowns but had three interceptions to match his total for the first four

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Georgia cornerback Sanders Commings (19) breaks up a pass intended for Mississippi State receiver Michael Carr in the second quarter of Saturday’s game. games. Big plays on special teams set up Georgia’s first two touchdowns. Brandon Boykin’s 30-yard punt return set up Georgia’s first possession at the Mississippi State 33. Three plays later, Murray found Orson Charles for a 21-yard touchdown pass. A shanked 11-yard punt by Baker Swedenberg gave Georgia the ball at Mississippi State’s 22 later in the opening quarter. Mur-

ray’s 6-yard pass to Malcolm Mitchell gave Georgia a 14-3 lead. “We made it easy for Georgia, giving them a short field a few times and turning over the ball,” Mullen said. “We have to execute at a high level every week, especially in a conference like the SEC.” Murray’s second interception, by linebacker Cameron Lawrence, gave Mississippi State the ball at the Georgia 28 with 3:34 remaining in the half. Georgia’s defense

answered when Relf’s pass bounced off receiver Chris Smith’s hands and was intercepted by cornerback Sanders Commings. Georgia took the ball at its 19 and, with Crowell doing most of the work, moved 81 yards on eight plays. The drive ended with Carlton Thomas’ 7-yard scoring run. Mullen alternated quarterbacks in the third quarter. Dylan Favre, the nephew of former longtime NFL quarterback Brett Favre, took over for Relf for the first series of the second half before Relf returned the following possession. The two then shared Mississippi State’s third possession. Favre threw two passes, both incomplete. “We were able to play some younger players and get them some experience,” Mullen said. “I wanted to keep some momentum going and give Chris a break, so I put in Dylan Favre. He now has some playing time in case we ever need to go to him again later this season.” Arceto Clark dropped a pass from Relf when hit by Brandon Boykin late in the third quarter. Commings recovered the fumble, setting up Blair Walsh’s 18-yard field goal.

LaQuinton Evans caught the winning touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter as Southern University defeated Mississippi Valley State. Evans had eight catches for 127 yards and two touchdowns for Southern (2-3, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which snapped a two-game losing streak. J.P. Douglas, who threw the game-winning touchdown pass with 11:09 to play, passed for 223 yards. The game was tied three times. Valley (0-5, 0-4) drew even for the final time, 21-21, on a 1-yard run by Trey Bateaste with 14:16 to play. Bateaste led MVSU with 86 yards rushing. The Delta Devils did not go quietly, forcing four turnovers, but quarterback Marvin Pittman was intercepted three times. MVSU was handed its 18th straight conference loss.

Millsaps 21, Sewanee 20 Konner Joplin threw three touchdown passes, Thomas Theriot rushed for 106 yards and caught a TD pass, and Millsaps held off Sewanee. Jason O’Rear caught eight passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns for Millsaps (2-3, 1-1 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference). After Theriot’s 9-yard TD reception from Joplin with 13:06 to go gave Millsaps a 21-20 lead, the Majors’ defense forced Sewanee (2-3, 0-2) to punt twice. Millsaps held the ball for the last 6 1/2 minutes, converting a pair of third downs along the way.

Alabama State 31, Alcorn State 23 Greg Jenkins threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for another score to lead Alabama State (4-1, 4-0 SWAC) over Alcorn State (1-4, 1-4). It was Alcorn’s fourth loss this season by eight points or less. Two of Jenkins’ touchdown passes went to Nick Andrews, who finished with six receptions for 185 yards. Jenkins and Andrews hooked up on a 16-yard TD pass in the third quarter and a 39-yarder with 2:17 to play in the game that made it 31-17. Alcorn quarterback Darius Smith threw a 30-yard touchdown with 1:29 left, but the Braves couldn’t get any closer. Smith completed 9 of 21 passes for 186 yards, with a pair of touchdowns. Arnold Walker rushed 25 times for 147 yards and a score to lead the Braves.

USM Continued from Page B1. of the night, 5-foot-9, 168pound Tracy Lampley was carrying the load. Against Rice, it really didn’t matter who was doing the running. Fifth-string running back Bruce Johnson even ripped off a 25-yard run as the clock was winding down. The Golden Eagles averaged 7.3 yards per rushing attempt. The Owls struggled on offense, failing to generate many big plays outside of the turnovers Southern Miss gave them. Taylor McHargue completed 14 of 28 passes for 140 yards and one touchdown. Backup Nick Fanuzzi was 7 of 13 for 56 yards. Rice managed just 30 rushing yards. Both teams alternated big plays with big mistakes,

resulting in wild swings in momentum in the first half. Rice led 14-13 after a first quarter that featured four touchdowns in the last 5 minutes — including two in the final 5 seconds. USM looked like it might blow Rice right off the field at first, taking a 13-0 lead after Hardy’s 47-yard touchdown run and Balentine’s 46-yard touchdown catch. The Owls recovered in a hurry. McHargue hit Vance McDonald for a 2-yard touchdown with 5 seconds remaining in the quarter, and then the Owls scored again as time expired after Southern Miss fumbled the kickoff. Michael Kutzler recovered and ran it back 17 yards for the touchdown and a 14-13 lead.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

Knowledge, awareness Monster Mile threatening for Stewart of Lyme Disease is key


DOVER, Del. (AP) — Tony Stewart needs a tremendous rally at Dover to keep his perfect Chase season alive. Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet has not performed like the car that romped to victories in the first two races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He was horrible at practice and that carried over into Saturday’s qualifying, where he turned a lap of 156.760 mph and will start the third Chase race 27 spots behind polesitter Martin Truex Jr. Stewart’s two wins have only given him a seven-point cushion over Kevin Harvick entering today’s race. With four Chase drivers starting in the top six at the concrete mile, this could be the race where the standings get rattled. Stewart had little explanation for his struggles, other than saying his car was tight. History shows all is not lost for Smoke. He started 27th in the second Dover race in 2000 and won. In the first Dover race in 2009, he finished second after starting 31st. If any driver knows how to work his way through traffic, it’s Stewart. He could run into Truex leading the way. Truex returned to the site of his only career Cup win and turned a lap of 159.004 mph to win the pole at Dover International Speedway. He crashed the Chase party with his first pole of the season. He won his only career Cup race in 2007 at the Monster Mile. “I love this place,” Truex said. “I feel like I understand what it takes to get around this place. I’ve just been fortunate enough to have good race cars here.” Truex, of nearby Mayetta, N.J., has long considered Dover his home track. Truex, 18th in the points standings, has two of his six career poles at Dover. Chase driver Kurt Busch was second. Paul Menard was third. Chase drivers Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and

Jimmie Johnson took the next three spots. Like Stewart, four-time Cup champion Jeff Gordon also struggled during qualifying and starts 34th. Denny Hamlin, all but out of contention, starts 11th. Brad Keselowski was 15th, Matt Kenseth 18th, Ryan Newman 20th, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 21st, and Harvick starts 22nd. Round 3 of the Chase promises to create some separation among the Chase contenders and the pretenders. Gordon is in fifth place and a manageable 23 points behind Stewart. His poor start might not help him move up the standings. Kurt Busch is 28 points out in ninth place. He’s counting on his strong qualifying start to serve as a preview for what’s ahead in the 400-mile race. “We definitely look at where the Chase guys qualify,” Busch

said. “You race your own race and let it pan out. You can’t worry too early on in the race. Once you get to the final two pit stops, that’s when you’re looking at the other Chase guys.” Truex hopes the Chase drivers are in his rearview mirror over the final laps, giving him something to feel good about in a mostly lost season. Truex, who has only eight top-10s this year, hasn’t built off the promise he showed in 2007 when he won a race, posted 14 top-10s and made the Chase. He hasn’t finished better than 15th in the standings the last three years. But if he can take the checkered flag for Michael Waltrip Racing at any race this season, Truex is at the right track. “I can’t really put my finger on it,” Truex said. “Hopefully, we can get back to Victory Lane. It’s been a while. We’ve been close a bunch of times, but I feel good that we can get back there this weekend.” Stewart has taken up residence in Victory Lane this Chase, with wins at Chica-

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Carl Edwards only stumbled on his back flip. His race was as flawless as expected on concrete. Edwards dominated again at Dover International Speedway, winning his seventh race of the season in the Nationwide Series. Edwards completed the season sweep having won the May race at Dover in a wild finish. He coasted on Saturday, leading 179 of the 200 laps at one of his favorite tracks in NASCAR. He’s earned the nickname “Concrete Carl” because of his run of success on the concrete tracks. “Concrete demands a perfect car and a perfect setup,” Edwards said. All he needs to work on is that perfect landing. Edwards parked the No. 60 Ford on the track’s high, slanted banking. He stum-

bled backward after his flip and had to catch himself before he took a total tumble. Edwards insisted he would not flip Carl if he wins the Edwards Sprint Cup race today. “I was afraid I was going to need another driver for tomorrow,” owner Jack Roush said. Edwards recovered and made a dash for the stands, where he celebrated with his fans. Edwards even signed an autograph and described the joy he sees in the wide-eyed fans who can’t believe one of the sport’s biggest stars is in their row. “I think other drivers should go up there and have some fun with it,” Edwards said. “It’s not my deal. It’s something

really neat that other drivers should try.” Edwards can get another chance today. He qualified fourth earlier in the day and said his Cup car was better than the No. 60 in the secondtier series. He could surely use a victory to strengthen his push toward a first Cup championship. Edwards is not eligible to win the Nationwide championship. He has top-two finishes in each of his last four races. Brad Keselowski was second, Clint Bowyer third, and Kasey Kahne fourth. Points leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was fifth. “We just got beat up on pretty fast,” Bowyer said. “Carl was fast. He was the class of the field.” Because drivers had to pick the series they wanted to compete in for a championship, the Cup drivers aren’t doing much more than running for

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Tony Stewart drives onto the track for a practice session for the AAA 400 Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway on Friday. Stewart, the Sprint Cup Series points leader, will start 28th in today’s race.

On TV 1 p.m. ESPN - Sprint Cup, AAA 400, at Dover, Del.

goland Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He’s found it hard to keep it up at Dover. He was a miserable 41st in Friday’s final practice session, topping out at 150.735 mph, and his team couldn’t fix whatever ailed the No. 14 in time for qualifying. “We’ll see what happens tomorrow,” Stewart said. Today could be the perfect day for Johnson, the five-time defending champion, to position himself as a contender. He has six career victories on the concrete track and won the race here last September. Johnson has a 9.6 average finish in 19 career Cup starts at Dover. He’s stuck in an un-Johnson like 10th place, 29 points behind Stewart. “In these first two races, we’ve had much better cars than where we’ve finished and it just didn’t work out for us,” Johnson said. “But that’s racing. Anything can and will happen, and we’ve got to make sure it doesn’t happen this weekend.”

Edwards completes Nationwide sweep at Dover wins and prize money. That’s opened the door for Stenhouse to close in on his first Nationwide title. S t e n h o u s e , a n O l ive Branch native who drives for Roush, is anxious for that championship. “We’ve got a race team that is pretty determined to win this thing,” he said. Roush said “it’s not much fun” for Stenhouse down the stretch because of the conservative style he needs over the final races to maintain his lead. Roush said sponsorship money remains tight, but there was a chance Stenhouse could get some Cup time next season. Stenhouse has a 22-point lead over Elliot Sadler with five races left. Sadler won his fourth pole of the season but finished 14th.

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Troy Lee Jenkins golf tournament The Troy Lee “Doc” Jenkins Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 8-9 at the Meadow Oaks Golf Course in Clinton. Proceeds from this tournament will pay for an athletic scholarship. For registration, hole sponsorship or donation information, please call 601868-0222 or 601-638-8960.

Over the River Run set for Saturday The Over the River run,

a 5-mile run and racewalk across the Old Mississippi River Bridge, is scheduled for Saturday. The race will start at 8 a.m. at the Mississippi Welcome Center on Washington Street. Raceday registration will start at 6:30 a.m. The entry fee is $30 for adults, and $20 for children. A 1-mile fun run will also be offered. Special entry rates for families and corporate teams are also available. To download an entry form, visit www.southernculture. org. For more information, call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center at 601-6304240.

Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association report On Wednesday, the Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association played an individual stroke match. Karen Car-

roll placed first, followed by Linda McHann and Pam Thomas. Chip-ins were made by Alice Jean Dortch, Carol Roberson and Pam Thomas. Mary May scored the lowest number of putts. This Wednesday, the Ladies will host their final retirees scramble of the year. Teetime is 8:30 a.m. with checkin at 8. Sign-up sheets are located in the clubhouse, or retirees can call 601-638-9395 to register.

YMCA football roundup Bovina Giants vs. Bowmar Cubs - Braylen Greer scored on a 20-yard pass From Colin Standish. Fredrick Barnum scored on a 60-yard run. Bowmar Bears vs. Bovina Giants - Walt Hopson scored on a 34-yard run and Corey Wilson scored on a 5-yard run.

South Park/ Dana Rd. Gators vs. Redwood Rockets - In the first, Daniel Lewis scored on a 60-yard run, Jason Benard scored on an interception return and Leon Bradley scored on a 50-yard run. Redwood Rockets vs. Sherman/Warrenton Eagles - Ja’Markus Prentiss scored on a 3-yard run.

MSU softball scrimmage, clinic Mississippi State’s fastpitch softball team will play a scrimmage game against Southeastern Louisiana today at Tri-County Academy in Flora. The game will begin at 2 p.m., and afterward the Mississippi State coaching staff and players will give a free hitting clinic for players ages 8-18.

In the past couple of weeks I’ve had three calls from people who have either tested positive for Lyme Disease, or have Lyme symptoms but been told that, “It’s not really a problem in the South” by a medical person. Understand that I am not a physician, but your Uncle Bob is probably the most knowledgeable Lyme Disease victim you know. I had it for about 10 years before it was finally diagnosed and treated, but everyone thought it was simply arthritis working on a body that was too susceptible to arthritis pain because of over 23 broken bones and another 15 major joint injuries. Understand, also, that this was back in the day when Lyme Disease was just beginning to spread from its first base of operations in New England. It’s called “Lyme Disease” because it was originally misdiagnosed as an outbreak of juvenile arthritis in Old Lyme, Conn. So, 35 years ago, it was indeed a problem pretty much only in the northeast, where it began, but those days are long past. I got it from a Southern tick back in 1978, although I was not tested and treated for Lyme until 1989, because of a magazine story. I was doing a lot of writing back then for magazines and had been contacted by Conservationist magazine to do an article on Lyme Disease. I turned it down at first, saying, “I don’t do that kind of writing; you call Neill, you get humor.” The editor responded with, “Well, do us a humorous article on Lyme Disease, then, and we’ll pay you a thousand bucks for it.” Boy howdy, I could do that, I told him! So I went to doing the research on Lyme Disease, and within a week realized, “Hey! I have all these symptoms myownself!” You know you’re in trouble when you have to check out a three-month-old magazine to show your doctor what you think is your affliction. I finally just called the Lyme Foundation in Connecticut and asked, “Where is the closest doctor to Brownspur, Mississippi, who can recognize, diagnose,

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and treat Lyme Disease?” The lady said, “We don’t have any idea where Brownspur is (it’s between Bourbon and Goose Hollow) but we have a Dr. McCullars in Mobile who is awfully good at treating Lyme patients.” That was close enough for me. I called, got an appointment with George, and had the highest “titer” he had ever tested for, he later told me. I was treated with 200 mg of doxycycline for almost a year and my arthritis pretty much was cured, because it turned out that it was Lyme arthritis. The spirochete bacteria will always be in my system because I had had it for so long, but if one detects the disease in the first few months, it can be knocked out completely with perhaps six weeks of antibiotics. Remember, I am not a doctor. OK? But I have written this weekly syndicated newspaper column for 25 years, and written a Lyme Disease column at least yearly. I get an awful lot of calls from readers who have Lyme symptoms. I visited Dr. George back in May, and he speculated that I’ve sent him 300 to 500 patients. Not all of them had Lyme, of course, but most of them did, yet their own doctors had not recognized it, sadly. Heck, I’ve even had some doctors who have called me, to ask about symptoms and treatment. Twice, local doctors sent patients to me to look at the rashes. Again, I repeat: I am NOT a doctor! Lyme is a very real problem in the South, and has been diagnosed in nearly every state. Heck, I’ve had calls from Minnesota, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Utah, as well as Southern states. And I’m just a knowledgeable victim, NOT a doctor!

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

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Brewers, Phillies win in Game 1 By The Associated Press Yovani Gallardo emerged from the shadows, outpitching Arizona ace Ian Kennedy as the Milwaukee Brewers kept winning at Miller Park, beating the Diamondbacks 4-1 in their NL division series opener on Saturday. Prince Fielder chased Kennedy with a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh inning, helping erase the stigma that the big slugger’s playoffs would be anything like 2008, when he went 1-for-14. Same, too, with Gallardo. The right-hander retired 14 of 15 during one stretch, perhaps helped by how the shadows cut across the infield. With an early start time, the sun peeked through the retractable roof all afternoon, creating a crazy, changing pattern. Gallardo won in his first postseason start since a Game 1 loss in the 2008 NLDS to Philadelphia. Gallardo gave up one run and four hits over eight innings and matched a postseason franchise record with nine strikeouts. “It was tough for me seeing the ball coming back, just having the sun there in the background. I was just hoping Luc didn’t throw one at my face,” said Gallardo, who knew the shadows would play a role late. “When you have the lead, for myself, I was just going to keep going out and be aggressive knowing little things like that.”

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The Milwaukee Brewers’ Prince Fielder hits a two-run home run in the seventh inning of Game 1 of the National League Division Series against Arizona on Saturday. The Brewers went on to win the game, 4-1.

MLB playoffs on TV 2 p.m. TNT - Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, ALDS Game 2 4 p.m. TBS - Arizona at Milwaukee, NLDS Game 2 7:30 p.m. TBS - St. Louis at Philadelphia, NLDS Game 2

Phillies 11, Cardinals 6 Ryan Howard hit a huge home run, Roy Halladay overcame a shaky start and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of their NL division series. Howard shook off his seasonending strikeout last October to hit a go-ahead shot in a five-run sixth inning. Raul Ibanez hit a two-run shot off Kyle Lohse to cap the Phillies’ burst in the sixth, and Shane Victorino had three hits and two RBIs. The big sixth inning erased an early three-run deficit. Lance Berkman homered off of Halladay in the first inning to give the Cardinals a 3-0 lead.

Halladay then retired the last 21 batters he faced and finished with eight strikeouts in eight innings. He allowed three hits and walked one. “That’s why he’s the best in the game,” Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols said. “We wanted to keep adding on it, but we just never put that inning together again.” The Cardinals scored three times in the ninth off relievers Michael Stutes and Ryan Madson, highlighted by Skip Schumaker’s two-run double. Game 2 is tonight, with Cliff Lee pitching for Philadelphia against Chris Carpenter, who is starting on three days’ rest. Carpenter pitched in the wildcard clinching game against Houston on Wednesday.

Texas beats Tampa Bay to even ALDS ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — With Texas Rangers fans chanting his name, Mike Napoli kept fouling off pitches until getting the big hit after James Shields had hit two batters. Then Tampa Bay’s starter really got wild. After Napoli’s two-run single, Shields threw a pair of wild pitches to the same batter. One of the balls in the dirt sent home the tiebreaking run in a five-run fourth inning for the Rangers in an 8-6 win Saturday night that evened the AL division series at a game apiece. The defending American League champion Rangers were finally on the board in the game — and in the series after being held to two hits in the opener. This time, the home team finally won a postseason game between the Rangers and Rays. Game 3 in the best-of-five series is Monday in Tampa. Colby Lewis pitches for the Rangers against David Price. Texas was trailing 3-0 when Elvis Andrus was hit by a breaking pitch leading off the fourth. Josh Hamilton then singled between the shortstop

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and the second baseman, both positioned on the right side of the infield against the slugger. Michael Young’s sharp Mike single to left Napoli loaded the bases. The Rangers then got their first run of the series when Shields hit Adrian Beltre with a fastball near his left knee, forcing in a run. When Shields threw three consecutive balls to Napoli, the chants of “Nap-o-li!, Napo-li!” began and only grew louder with each swing. Napoli swung and missed at two pitches, then fouled off three more before ripping a liner to left that tied the game at 3. Manager Ron Washington pumped both fists with a shout, team president Nolan Ryan clapped in the front row and those chants turned to earsplitting cheers from a towel-waving crowd of 51,351. Nelson Cruz struck out and David Murphy fell behind 0-2. What followed were a couple of foul balls and the wild pitch that allowed Beltre and Napoli

to move up a base as Murphy worked to a full count. Then came a pitch that Murphy swung and missed, but the ball hit in the dirt and ricocheted away from catcher Kelly Shoppach, allowing Beltre to score. Napoli came home on Mitch Moreland’s grounder. Napoli and Cruz had consecutive singles to start the sixth and chase Shields. Kinsler sent both of them home with a double to make it 7-3. Moreland added a towering one-out homer in the eighth for the Rangers, their first long ball of the postseason and his first at home since June 21. Texas was 0-7 all-time in ALDS games at home, including four to the New York Yankees over three series in the 1990s, until now. Shields allowed seven runs in five-plus innings. The big right-hander had thrown eight scoreless innings at Texas on Aug. 31, then allowed only one run in a complete game victory against the Rangers five days later at Tropicana Field. He had hit only five batters and thrown four wild pitches over 249 1/3 innings in his 33 regular-season starts before that horrible inning in the playoffs.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blaine Gabbert’s first home start could be challenging. The New Orleans Saints have given rookie quarterbacks all sorts of problems in three years under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Blitz, blitz, blitz. Confuse, confuse, confuse. Mistake, mistake, mistake. That’s pretty much been the story line when rookies Matthew Stafford, Mark Sanchez, Josh Freeman, Jimmy Clausen, Tony Pike, Max Hall, Colt McCoy and Sam Bradford faced the pressure-heavy Saints. Those guys combined to complete 54 percent of their passes for 1,453 yards, with two touchdowns and 15 interceptions. They also were sacked 25 times in those nine games. Gabbert, the 10th overall pick in April’s draft, could face a similar game plan when the offensively challenged Jaguars (1-2) host the high-scoring Saints (2-1) today. “We can’t control the past,” Jaguars guard Uche Nwaneri said. “If you approach a game thinking about numbers, then you’re going to be another statistic.” Maybe so, but the Jaguars certainly know what’s in store. Williams spent the 2008 season diagraming blitzes in Jacksonville, so players in both locker rooms know Gabbert will have his hands full trying to read defensive schemes before every snap and adjust to changes after. Gabbert made his first NFL start last week at Carolina. He completed 12 of 21 passes for 139 yards, with a touchdown and an interception. “We just try to take advantage of the inexperience of (rookies) and try to put as much pressure on them as possible,” Saints defensive end Will Smith said. “We try to confuse them, try to stop the run, make them onedimensional, force a young

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert warms up before last week’s game against the Carolina Panthers.

NFL on TV Today Noon Fox - New Orleans at Jacksonville Noon CBS - Pittsburgh at Houston 3:15 p.m. CBS - Denver at Green Bay 7:15 p.m. NBC - N.Y. Jets at Baltimore Monday 7:30 p.m. ESPN - Indianapolis at Tampa Bay quarterback to win the game, and most of the time, we’re pretty successful.” The Saints are 6-3 against rookie quarterbacks under Williams, but all three losses can’t be blamed on New Orleans’ defense. With Hall at quarterback, Arizona beat New Orleans 30-20 last season thanks to three defensive touchdowns. Two weeks later, Cleveland and McCoy upset the Saints 30-17 because of two defensive scores. In 2009, Tampa Bay and Freeman beat the Saints 20-17 in

overtime. New Orleans gave up a 77-yard punt return in the closing minutes of the game, then missed a short field goal at the end of regulation. Five of the six wins have been by at least two touchdowns. “We’ve been fortunate to have some success against younger guys,” Saints cornerback Jabari Greer said. “But this is a completely new season. We’ve never faced this guy before. We haven’t faced this team in a couple of years. We realize this is another opportunity, We don’t group this with anything.” The Jaguars are taking the same approach, even though coach Jack Del Rio knows all about Williams’ penchant to pressure rookies. “We’re not playing against the history book,” Del Rio said. “Certainly there is a good history in being able to effectively disrupt young quarterbacks, and we can’t all of a sudden grow Blaine into a grizzled, 12-year veteran. “We’re going to prepare the best we can and go out and look to execute and be sharper and maybe the odds will be in our favor that we can kind of tilt that thing. But yeah, I’m aware of that.” New Orleans scored at least 30 points in all three games this season, marking the first time that’s happened in franchise history. Jacksonville has scored 30 points just once in its last 10 games. The Jaguars hrank 28th in the league in total offense and last in passing. They have scored two touchdowns and have made just one trip inside the 20-yard line. Del Rio blamed the offense’s struggles the last two weeks on the New York Jets’ defense and Mother Nature, respectively. Nearly four inches of rain fell on the field during last week’s game against Carolina.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Super Troopers” — State troopers, Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, try to stop a group of drug dealers in order to save their careers./6 on Comedy n SPORTS NFL — The New Orleans Saints take on their second consecutive AFC South opponent, this time on the road, when they play the Jacksonville Jaguars./ Noon on Fox n PRIMETIME “Pan Am” — During a trip to Paris, Laura’s mother tries to set- Kevin Heffernan tle some unfinished business; Maggie deals with attention from an aggressive passenger; Dean looks for information on Bridget./9 on ABC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Rex Reed, movie critic, 73; Don McLean, singer-songwriter, 66; Donna Karan, fashion designer, 63; Annie Leibovitz, photographer, 62; Sting, singer-actor, 60; Lorraine Bracco, actor, 57; Robbie Nevil, singer-producer, 53; Kelly Willis, country singer, 43; Kelly Ripa, actress-talk show host, 41; Tiffany, singer, 40; Mandisa, gospel singer, 35. n DEATH Peter Gent — A former NFL player whose book about the seamier side of football was made into the movie, “North Dallas Forty,” died Friday in his native Bangor, Mich. Gent was 69. He had been ailing for months from a pulmonary illness, his son Carter Gent said Saturday. Gent was a star basketball player at Michigan State University in the 1960s. He didn’t play college football but got an NFL tryout with the Dallas Cowboys in 1964 and played five seasons with the team. His 1973 novel “North Dallas Forty” dealt with drugs, sex, greed and self-preservation in pro football. It was made into a movie six years later, starring Nick Nolte as an aging player and Mac Davis as a quarterback.


No politics this year for televangelist Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson took a tiny television station in southeast Virginia and turned it into a global network that helped him launch a presidential bid and become one of the nation’s most influential conservative Christians. But as the televangelist’s network turned 50 Saturday, he said he’s getting out of the political endorsement game. Pat Robertson’s decision marks a significant deRobertson parture for the founder of the Christian Coalition, who was once a central figure in Republican politics. Robertson, 81, was frequently sought out by GOP candidates hoping to curry favor with religious conservatives. His newsand-talk show on the Christian Broadcasting Network, the “700 Club,” is viewed by about 1 million people each day. “I’ve personally backed off from direct political involvement,” Robertson said. “I’ve been there, done that.”

Gay marriage no big deal to Toby Keith Toby Keith says gay marriage doesn’t bother him and trying to stop it wastes time and money. The country superstar said Saturday on “CMT Insider” that he doesn’t see the reason for getting into people’s personal lives. Keith also weighed in on the military’s now-repealed “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that banned gays serving openly in uniform. He says anyone with the training should have the right to defend the country. “Somebody’s sexual preference is, like, who cares?”


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Check your sources once again if there is something for which you’ve long been searching but haven’t yet found. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Your views and opinions will have a greater impact on those whom you counsel than you may realistically expect. Don’t hesitate to give advice when asked. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Although you might have thought those financial seeds you recently planted had gone to the winds, you might be pleasantly surprised by signs of sprouting. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — New challenges can be conquered if you draw upon what you’ve learned from similar experiences in the past. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If you have something good to contribute, there is no reason why you shouldn’t make your presence felt. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Because hopeful, new conditions are stirring on the horizon, it is important for you to stay in close touch with valuable contacts. Aries (March 21-April 19) — If you take it upon yourself to use all the assets at your disposal, you can get past any problems that might arise. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — You have a gift of knowing instinctively how to put everyone at ease. Even though you won’t play favorites, each person will go away feeling he or she received special attention. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Instinctively you’ll know how to improve your material circumstances without expecting any miracles. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — At this juncture, it’s safer to put more stock in your own judgment than in the views of others. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Financial prospects look exceptionally good for you. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — The answer to whether or not someone to whom you’re attracted is just as interested in you might finally come.


Andy Rooney bids farewell to ‘60 Minutes’ By Frazier Moore AP television writer NEW YORK — With 1,096 essays for “60 Minutes” under his belt, Andy Rooney will deliver his 1,097th on tonight’s broadcast. And it will be his last as a regular contributor. The 92-year-old Rooney will announce his departure at the end of the program, where he has been featured since 1978, CBS News announced on Tuesday. It will be preceded by a segment in which Rooney looks back on his career with “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer. “There’s nobody like Andy and there never will be,” said Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and “60 Minutes” executive producer. He called Rooney’s contributions to the program “immeasurable,” and added, “It’s harder for him to do it every week, but he will always have the ability to speak his mind on ‘60 Minutes’ when the urge hits him.” Rooney began speaking his mind on “60 Minutes” in July 1978 with an essay about misleading reporting of automobile fatalities on the Independence Day weekend. “Car for car,” argued Rooney, “it’s one of the safest weekends of the year to be going someplace.” In fact, fewer people die of all causes on that weekend than at most other times, his research told

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Commentator Andy Rooney in his office at CBS in New York him. And since “fewer people are watching television over the Fourth,” he added, “I suppose fewer die of boredom.” He was a tender 59 years old, and, that fall, he became a regular contributor, delivering sometimes folksy, some-

times peppery observations on ordinary life under the title, “A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney.” Rooney had been a contributor to “60 Minutes” since the show’s debut. During its first season in 1968 he appeared a

few times in silhouette with Palmer Williams, “60 Minutes” senior producer, in a short-lived segment called “Ipso and Facto.” He also produced “60 Minutes” segments during the broadcast’s first few seasons. Rooney joined CBS in 1949 as a writer for “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts,” a hit show of that day. He also wrote for “The Garry Moore Show” (1959-65), a popular variety show. At the same time, he was writing for CBS News public-affairs broadcasts such as “The Twentieth Century” and “Calendar.” He wrote his first television essay in 1964, “An Essay on Doors.” Continuing the collaboration with CBS News correspondent Harry Reasoner as on-camera narrator, Rooney composed contemplations on such subjects as bridges, chairs and women. With “An Essay on War,” which aired on PBS in 1971, Rooney made his first appearance delivering his words. But his skills as a writer and producer, not as the talking head he also famously became late in life, were the roles he said he always valued most.

Niece’s behavior at wake presents sticky situation Dear Abby: My mother passed away recently. My sister, who lives in another state, flew in with her 4-yearold daughter, “Nikki,” to attend Mom’s wake. When the wake ended, Nikki began to place stickers on Mom’s hands and one on her face. The stickers had been given to her by another guest before the service started. When my 18-year-old daughter saw what her cousin had done, she removed them, and Nikki threw a tantrum and refused to leave the casket. My sister spoke quietly to



her, trying to get the child to leave, then allowed her to put at least two more stickers on my mother’s hand. Finally, I gently picked Nikki

up and took her away from the casket. My father is a mildmannered man and, although he frowned in disapproval, he said nothing. This has caused a huge rift between my sister and me. I feel a 4-year-old is too young to attend a wake. Nikki should not have been allowed to put stickers on my mother. My sister says I “undermined” her parenting and had no right to intervene.

What are your thoughts? — Saddened in New Jersey Dear Saddened: If one defines parenting as teaching a child appropriate behavior, your sister wasn’t parenting at all.

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


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new on the shelves The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library reports on new books regularly. • “The White Devil” by Justin Evans is set in a 400-year-old boys’ boarding school in London. The Harrow School is home to privileged adolescents known as much for their distinctive dress and traditions as for their arrogance and schoolboy cruelty. American Andrew Taylor, 17, is enrolled in the esteemed British institution by his father, who hopes that the school’s discipline will put some distance between his son and his troubled past in the States. But trouble — and danger — seem to follow Andrew. When one of his schoolmates and friends dies mysteriously of a severe pulmonary illness, Andrew is blamed and is soon an outcast, spurned by nearly all his peers. And there is the pale, strange boy who begins to visit him at night. Either Andrew is losing his mind, or the house legend about his dormitory being haunted is true. • “The Snowman” by Jo Nesbo features antihero police investigator Harry Hole, Oslo in November and the first snow of the season. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf. Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’ mother — and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: He is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devised — and constantly revised — by the killer. • “Floating Staircase” by Ronald Malfi is the story of the Glasgow family. To Travis and Jodie Glasgow, the house in the idyllic small town seems perfect, the surrounding woods and lake like a postcard. But soon after they move in, things begin to change. Strange noises wake Travis at night. His dreams are plagued by ghosts. Barely glimpsed shapes fit through the darkened hallways — shapes bearing a frightening resemblance to a little boy. Footprints appear. Strangest of all are the wooden stairs rising cryptically from the lake. The more Travis investigates, the more he uncovers the house’s violent and tragic past and the more he learns that some secrets can’t be buried forever. • “Watch Me Die” by Erica

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“The White Devil” by Justin Evans Spindler is a psychological drama. Before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, stained-glass restorer artist Mira Gallier had it all: A thriving business doing work she loved and an idyllic marriage to the perfect man. But the devastating storm stole her beloved husband, his body swept away by floodwaters, never to be found. Now, after years of pain and turmoil, it looks as if Mira is finally on the verge of peace and emotional stability. But her life, like the magnificent windows blown to bits by Hurricane Karina, is about to be shattered once again. And this time it’s not a killer storm she faces but a psychopath who will stop at nothing until he posses her, body and soul. • “Fort Freak” edited by George R.R. Martin is a Wild Cards novel. In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed 90 per cent of those infected. Nine percent survived to mutate into tragically deformed creatures, and 1 percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards series, created and edited since 1987 by Martin, is the tale of the history of the world since then — and of the heroes among the 1 percent. In this latest novel, we get to know the hard-bitten world of Manhattan’s Fifth Precinct — or “Fort Freak,” as cops and criminals alike call the copshop where every other desk sergeant, detective, and patrol officer is more than human.

• “Home Improvement— Undead Edition” edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni P. Kelner takes readers behind closed doors to give a fresh look at why there really is no place like home. There’s nothing like home renovation for finding skeletons in the closet or otherworldly portals in the attic. Now editors Harris and Kelner return with an all-new story collection of the paranormal perils of DIY. For any homeowner who’s ever wondered, “What’s that creaking sound?” or fans of how-to television who’d like a little unreality mixed in with their reality shows, these fourteen stories are guaranteed to shake your foundation and rattle your pipes. • “Bedbugs” by Ben H. Winters finds Susan and Alex Wendt discovering their dream apartment. Sure, the landlady is a little eccentric and the elderly handyman drops some cryptic remarks about the basement. But the rent is so low; it’s too good to pass up. Big mistake. Susan soon discovers that her new home is crawling with bedbugs…or is it? She awakens every morning with fresh bites, but neither Alex nor their daughter Emma has a single welt. An exterminator searches the property and turns up nothing. The landlady insists her building is clean. Susan fears she’s going mad — until a more sinister explanation presents itself: She may literally be confronting the bedbug problem from you know where.

‘Feast Day’ by Burke is superbly written By Bruce DeSilva The Associated Press James Lee Burke’s 30 superbly written mysteries and Westerns have always been allegorical, illuminating the grandest of themes. Over the years, he has written about racism, neocolonialism, the rape of the environment, the hijacking of Christianity by hateful bigots and the futility of war. He has written about manipulative political and business figures, and about the quest for individual and national redemption. He has also explored the nature of evil. Its causes, he believes, aren’t sociological, but rather, as he wrote in 2005’s “Crusaders Cross,” evil men who “make a conscious choice to erase God’s thumbprint from their souls.” And in all of Burke’s works, the past is never past. It inhabits the landscape, haunting both individuals and the soul of the nation. In “Feast Day of Fools,” Burke pulls all of his themes together in a master work that comprises his unified theory of America at the beginning of the 21st century. It’s not a pretty picture. The title refers to a medieval custom in which the laity of the Roman Catholic Church

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book review were allowed to behave as badly as they wanted for a few days before receiving collective absolution. Clearly, Burke believes our own “feast day” has been going on a lot longer than that, with no end or absolution in sight. He sets his story in the great desert of the Tex-Mex border, but he asks readers to see it as it has existed through the ages, from its origin as a shallow inland sea teeming with prehistoric reptilian monsters to the present, in which xenophobic Anglos take potshots at desperately poor Mexicans who cross the border in search

of a better life. The hero of the story is Hackberry Holland, who was introduced by Burke in a short story about the Korean War and then in 1971’s “Lay Down My Sword and Shield.” Burke brought Holland back as the aged sheriff of a small Texas town in 2009’s “Rain Gods.” Now, “Feast Day of Fools” finds the 70-something Holland still wearing a badge, a man haunted by his youth and by the things that he did and were done to him in that long-ago Asian war. As the story opens, a young engineer who helped design the Predator drone is on the run in the Texas desert. He is being hunted for the secrets he carries in his head. The FBI wants him. So does the greedy millionaire son of a U.S. senator. And a former mercenary named Krill, whose children were gunned down by an American gunship during a secret war in Central America. And Russian mobsters. And Mexican drug dealers. And Preacher Jack Collins, the homicidal maniac introduced in “Rain Gods.” Some of them hope to profit by selling the young man to al-Qaida. The hunters are willing, and most of them downright eager, to kill and torture to get what they want. Soon, the bodies start piling up in Holland’s rural county.

• “My Soul to Take” by Tananarive Due features characters from Joplin’s Ghost in a war of good against evil. Fana, an immortal with tremendous telepathic abilities, is locked in a battle of wills. Her fiancé is Michel. But Johnny Wright, a mortal who is in love with her, believes that if she doesn’t stay away from Michel, they will become the Witness to the Apocalypse described in the Book of Revelation. Fana and the Life Brothers are rushing to distribute their healing “Living Blood” throughout the world, hoping to eliminate most diseases before Fana is bound to marry Michel. Still, they cannot heal people faster than Michel can kill them. • “Kitty’s Greatest Hits” by Carrie Vaughn is a collection of short stories featuring Kitty Norville, late night DJ and werewolf. Kitty lives in a world where shape-shifters, vampires, demons, mermaids and other supernatural creatures coexist with ordinary men and women. From the palaces of ancient Babylonia to the mean streets and mosh pits of 21st-century America, from the Spanish conquest of the New World to a top secret government laboratory, here are more than a dozen tantalizing stories exploring the many faces of the paranormal.

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Facebook policies tricky for employers, workers More than 100 complaints about posts logged at National Labor Relations Board By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — In the age of instant tweets and impulsive Facebook posts, some companies are still trying to figure out how they can limit what their employees say about work online without running afoul of the law. Confusion about what workers can or can’t post has led to a surge of more than 100 complaints at the National Labor Relations Board — most within the past year — and created

uncer‘A lot of Facebook, by its very nature, starts out as mere posh new car tainty for model. griping. We need some evidence either before, during The NLRB’s businesses about how or after that you are looking to your fellow employees enforcement far their office found to engage in some sort of group action.’ the comments social media poliwere legally Lafe Solomon cies can go. protected NLRB general counsel because the “Employers are salesman was expressing struggling In one case, a Chicago-area concerns about the terms to figure out what the right car salesman was fired after policies are and what they and conditions of his job, going on Facebook to comfrustrations he had earlier should do when these cases plain that his BMW dealerarise,” said Michael Eastshared in person with other ship served overcooked hot man, labor law policy direcemployees. dogs, stale buns and other But the board’s attorneys tor at the U.S. Chamber of cheap food instead of nicer Commerce. reached the opposite conclufare at an event to roll out a

sion in the case of a Walmart employee who went on Facebook to complain about management “tyranny” and used an off-color Spanish word to refer to a female assistant manager. The worker was suspended for one day and disqualified from seeking promotion for a year. The board said the postings were “an individual gripe” rather than an effort to discuss work conditions with coworkers and declined to take action against the retailer. See Facebook, Page B10.

Lee rises to VP of Trustmark Ryan Lee has been promoted to vice president at Trustmark National Bank in Vicksburg. Lee, a commercial relationship manager, is a native of Vicksburg. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, and is a 2011 graduate of the Southeastern School of Commercial Lending. Lee volRyan unteers Lee with the United Way of West Central Mississippi, as the donor investment chairman, an executive committee member and a board member. He is the president-elect of the Vicksburg Kiwanis Club and a past board member of the Vicksburg Chapter of the American Red Cross. He is married to the former Lacey Chaney. They have one child and are members of First Baptist Church of Vicksburg. Trustmark operates six locations in Vicksburg.

Chamber sets after-hours event The Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce’s October Business After Hours session will be Thursday at Riverwalk Casino. The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. For information, call the Chamber at 601-636-1012, or contact Veronica Joerg at

MSU field event set in Poplarville Mississippi State University will hold its 38th Annual Ornamental Horticulture Field Day Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until early afternoon at the South Mississippi Branch Experiment Station in Poplarville. The event includes tours of the trial gardens and research updates from scientists at Mississippi State University and the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Southern Horticultural Laboratory. Registration is at 9 a.m., and the $10 registration fee covers lunch at the station. The research station is located at 711 W. North St. in Poplarville, across from Pearl River Community College. For more information, contact Eddie Smith at 601-403-2280 or

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Holiday travelers collect their luggage in 2010 at the San Jose International Airport in San Jose, Calif.

Getting home for holidays to cost more By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Flying over the holidays is going to cost more this year. And the longer you wait to book, the pricier it’s likely to get. The average domestic airfare for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas is $383, 4 percent higher than last year, according to Expedia. As airlines fly fewer routes and planes to cut costs, there are fewer seats available. Flights are fuller than ever, and airlines can charge more. Airlines have an additional reason to charge families more during the holiday season: there are fewer highpaying business travelers, and airlines need to make up for that loss of revenue. But fliers can save money by manipulating travel websites, planning itineraries that are a little less convenient and taking advantage of airfare refund policies.

A simple but valuable strategy: If you find a good fare, jump on it. The price might drop later on, but not much. Here are seven tips to help you save.

Be flexible Adding a couple of days to your trip before or after peak travel days can lower fares significantly. So can flying on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day or early on the morning of New Year’s Day. These days tend to be less busy. A flight from Chicago to Seattle, leaving the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and returning Sunday, cost a whopping $420 on a recent search. A budget-conscious traveler could leave on the morning of Thanksgiving, return the following Monday and cut the airfare to $327. Most travel websites have search options that make it easy to find the cheapest days to travel.

Look for connecting flights Flying nonstop is ideal, but that convenience isn’t free. Booking an itinerary that includes one stop could save you $100 round-trip. Just make sure to leave plenty of time to connect so that even if your first flight is late, you don’t miss the second leg. And be careful booking an itinerary that includes a stop in a cold-weather city. Last year, a Christmas weekend snowstorm on the East Coast caused more than 10,000 flight cancellations, stranding passengers for days.

Fly, then drive Some airlines have a virtual monopoly at certain airports, allowing them to charge more. One of America’s most expensive airports is Cincinnati, which is dominated by Delta. To save money, many fliers instead choose airports in Dayton, Ohio; Louisville, Ky.; or Indianapolis.

Other airports are expensive to fly in and out of because they lack a low-cost carrier to keep prices in check or because business travelers are the primary customers. Most search sites can check fares at airports 50, 75 or even 100 miles from your destination. The savings are potentially big enough to make the car rental and extra travel time worth your while.

Pick 2 different airlines Most airlines now sell oneway flights at reasonable prices. One airline might be cheaper for the outbound flight and another for the return. You could even arrive at one airport and depart from another. Many sites automatically display these multi-carrier itineraries; others require separate searches.

Consider the 24-hour rule Most big airlines allow pas-

sengers to cancel and rebook tickets purchased through their websites within 24 hours without penalty. After you book, check the next morning and see whether the price fell. Alaska, Continental, Delta, Southwest, United, US Airways and Virgin America all allow this.

Search multiple sites The cheapest flight doesn’t always show up on every website. Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity are the biggest online ticket-sellers. Sometimes better deals can be found on sites such as Kayak, Hipmunk, AirfareWatchdog, Yapta, FareCompare, CheapOair, Mobissimo and Some airlines, like Southwest, aren’t included on many of these sites. Most airport websites list the airlines serving them. Look there to See Travel, Page B10.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Documents show how phone firms treat data

Verizon, AT&T keep private information for a year NEW YORK (AP) — A document obtained by the ACLU shows for the first time how the four largest cell phone companies in the U.S. treat data about their subscribers’ calls, text messages, web surfing and approximate locations. The one-page document from the Justice Department’s cybercrime division shows, for instance, that Verizon Wireless keeps, for a year, information about which cell towers subscriber phones connect to. That data that can be used to figure out where the phone has been, down to the level of a neighborhood. AT&T has kept the same data continuously since July 2008. The sheet is a guide for law enforcement, which can

The sheet is a guide for law enforcement, which can request the information from the carriers through legal channels. request the information from the carriers through legal channels. The North Carolina section of the American Civil Liberties Union obtained it through a Freedom of Information Act request, the ACLU said. reported earlier about the document, which is dated Aug. 2010. The document was released by the ACLU Wednesday, but has been hiding in plain sight on the website of the Vermont public defender’s office. It can be found there through a

Google search, but only if the searcher knows the exact title of the document. A few data points from the sheet were known outside law enforcement circles, but wireless carriers have not been open about their policies. They aren’t required to keep the data, and they keep the same information for varying lengths of time. Some don’t keep data at all that other companies store. For instance, it says T-Mobile USA doesn’t keep any information on Web

browsing activity. Verizon, on the other hand, keeps some information for up to a year that can be used to ascertain if a particular phone visited a particular Web site. According to the sheet, Sprint Nextel Corp.’s Virgin Mobile brand keeps the text content of text messages for three months. Verizon keeps it for three to five days. None of the other carriers keep texts at all, but they keep records of who texted who for more than a year. The document says AT&T keeps for five to seven years a record of who texted messages to whom — and when, but not the content of the messages. Virgin Mobile only keeps that data for two to three months.

Facebook Continued from Page B9. Those cases are among 14 investigations the board’s acting general counsel, Lafe Solomon, discussed in a lengthy report last month on the rise in social media cases. Solomon says federal law permits employees to talk with co-workers about their jobs and working conditions without reprisal — whether that conversation takes place around the water cooler or on Facebook or Twitter. “Most of the social media policies that we’ve been presented are very, very overbroad,” Solomon said in an interview. “They say you can’t disparage or criticize the company in any way on social media, and that is not true under the law.” The number of cases spiked last year after the board sided with a Connecticut woman fired from an ambulance company after she went on Facebook to criticize her boss. That case settled earlier this year, with the company agreeing to change its blogging and Internet policy that had banned workers from

Travel Continued from Page B9. make sure you aren’t missing a carrier.

Save on rooms, rentals Hotel and car-rental reservations are typically refundable. Check frequently and rebook if prices have fallen. Alternatively, if you’re willing to commit, many hotels offer discounts for nonrefundable bookings. Hotels and car-rental companies frequently offer discounts to members of AAA and AARP and to government workers. They also have special rates for employees of certain companies. It never hurts to ask. Priceline and Hotwire offer discounts but don’t disclose the hotel name until a nonrefundable booking is made. and offer first-timers advice and show recently-accepted bids.

discussing the company over the Internet. The National Labor Relations Act protects both union and nonunion workers when they engage in “protected concerted activity” — coming together to discuss working conditions. But when online comments might be seen by hundreds or thousands of eyeballs, companies are concerned about the effect of disparaging remarks. Doreen Davis, a management-side labor lawyer based in Philadelphia, said many of her corporate clients are often “surprised and upset” when they learn they can’t simply terminate employees for talking about work online. “All of us on the management side are being inundated with calls and inquiries from clients about this,” Davis said. “A lot of companies want their social media policies reviewed or they want to establish one for the first time.” But the NLRB’s Solomon also warns workers that not everything they write on

Facebook or Twitter will be permissible under the law just because it discusses their job. “A lot of Facebook, by its very nature, starts out as mere griping,” Solomon said. “We need some evidence either before, during or after that you are looking to your fellow employees to engage in some sort of group action.” In one case, an employee at an Indiana emergency transportation and fire protection company was fired after writing on the Facebook wall of her U.S. senator, Republican Dick Lugar, to complain that her company skimped on wages and that its cheap service compromised the quality of care. The NLRB’s enforcement office declined to take up her case, saying that the employee didn’t discuss her complaints with other work-

ers or show any attempt to take employee complaints to management. She may have been trying to make a public official aware of problems with emergency medical services in Indiana, but board attorneys said that wasn’t enough to protect her under the law. While there are more than 100 cases pending before the board, only one has actually led to a formal ruling. Earlier this month, an administrative law judge at the agency found that a Buffalo, N.Y., nonprofit group illegally fired five workers after they posted Facebook comments complaining about workload and staffing issues. The judge ordered the group, Hispanics United of Buffalo, to reinstate the five employees and award them back pay.

land transfers No commercial land transfers were recorded in Chan-

cery Clerk’s Office for the week ending Sept. 30, 2011.

The Vicksburg Post

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

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

July 2011.......................$615,497 Fiscal year 2010-11 to date... $5,987,831

July 2010.......................$608,681 2009-10 fiscal year to date..... $6,075,822

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

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

August 2011 City...................................$467,765 County............................$230,127 Schools..............................$60,686

August 2010 City...................................$495,541 County............................$233,145 Schools..............................$63,364

Fiscal year 2010-11 to date City............................... $5,876,516 County........................ $2,443,377 Schools...........................$661,322

Fiscal year 2009-10 to date City............................... $6,193,286 County........................ $2,596,319 Schools...........................$704,905

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Mideast activists could nab Nobel

THIS & THAT from staff reports

Uncle Sam’s pot

TNA Wrestling back for second round TNA Wrestling, the secondlargest promotion in the U.S., will roll into town for a show on Nov. 19 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. It will be TNA’s second show in the city, and first since April 2010. The card for the “Impact Wrestling World Tour” event is scheduled to include former TNA champions Jeff Hardy and Mr. Anderson, tag team Mexican America, Brian Kendrick and women’s wrestling star Mickie James. Tickets go on sale Wednesday at, by phone at 800-745-3000, or at the Convention Center box office. There will also be a special pre-sale offer beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m. and ending Thursday at 10 p.m. at the box office and at Use the code “IMPACT.” Tickets start at $20 and include all-you-can-eat food and drinks. A meet-and-greet package is available for $55.

By The Associated Press

Bras being collected to fight breast cancer The fourth annual Bras for Breast Cancer fundraiser has begun. Riverwalk Casino Hotel this month will collect bras and donate $1 for each to the American Cancer Society. The bras will be strung across the U.S. 80 bridge over the Mississippi River. A check presentation and the bra-stringing will take place at 9 a.m. Nov. 3 following a Healthy Breast Rally at 8 a.m. Other drop-off sites for bras are Shape Up Sisters, 3215 Plaza Drive, and Curves for Women locations in Jackson. Call 601-802-3137.

Governor’s School seeking candidates Mississippi Governor’s School is accepting applications for the 2012 session. Leading with Vision will be the theme for the residential honors program set for June 3-22 at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. The session aims to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences for rising high school juniors and seniors. Students must be enrolled in an accredited Mississippi high school and show academic achievement, community involvement and intellectual, creative and leadership potential. Applications must be postmarked by Jan. 20 and are available at govschool. For more information, call 662-241-6096 or e-mail

Nominees sought for state’s top poet Nominations for the Poet Laureate of Mississippi are being excepted through Oct. 28. The Mississippi Arts Commission, Mississippi Library Commission, Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Mississippi Humanities Council, in partnership with the University Press of Mississippi, Jackson State University and others, will provide Gov. Haley Barbour with a list of qualified nominees so he can make an appointment. The winner will serve as the official state poet, creating and reading poetry at special occasions. For a nomination form, call 601-359-6529, visit www.arts. or visit

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Elvy Musikka, 72, who suffers from glaucoma, smokes marijuana at her Eugene, Ore., home.

4 left in U.S. medical marijuana program Drug grown, harvested at Mississippi school By The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — Sometime after midnight on a moonlit rural Oregon highway, a state trooper checking a car he had just pulled over found less than an ounce of pot on one passenger — a chatty 72-yearold woman blind in one eye. She insisted the weed was legal and approved by the U.S. government. The trooper and his supervisor were doubtful. But after a series of calls to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Agency and her physician, the troopers handed her back the card — and her pot. For the past three decades, Uncle Sam has been providing a handful of patients with some of the highest grade marijuana around. The program grew out of a 1976 court settlement that created the country’s first legal pot smoker. Advocates for legalizing marijuana or treating it as a medicine say the program is a glaring contradiction in the nation’s 40-year war on drugs — maintaining the federal ban on pot while at the

They ‘won’t acknowledge the fact that I do not have even one aspirin in this house,’ said Oregonian Elvy Musikka, leaning back on her couch, glass bong cradled in her hand. ‘I have no pain.’ same time supplying it. Government officials say there is no contradiction. The program is no longer accepting new patients,

and public health authorities have concluded there was no scientific value to it, Steven Gust of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse said. At one point, 14 people were getting government pot. Now, there are four left. The government continued to supply the drug “for compassionate reasons,” Gust said. One of the recipients is Elvy Musikka, the chatty Oregon woman. A vocal marijuana advocate, Musikka relies on the pot to keep her glaucoma under control. She entered the program in 1988, and said that her experience with marijuana is proof that it works. They “won’t acknowledge the fact that I do not have even one aspirin in this house,” she said, leaning back on her couch, glass bong cradled in her hand. “I have no pain.” Marijuana is getting a look from states around the country considering calls to repeal decades-old marijuana prohibition laws. There are 16 states, not including Mississippi, that have medical mariSee Pot, Page C4.

OSLO, Norway — The Arab Spring is the focus of speculation over this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee is giving no clues ahead of the Friday announcement, but judging by previous selections, the rebellion sweeping across North Africa and the Middle East would appear to tick all the right boxes. “It would be consistent with their effort to give attention to high-profile and extremely important, potentially breakthrough developments by movements and by people,” said Bates Gill, director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The challenge would be to identify a person or group that embodies the nonviolent spirit of the revolution, and doesn’t turn out to be undeserving of the prestigious $1.5 million. “It’s particularly hard in the context of these protests where there hasn’t always been an identifiable leadership,” said Kristian Berg Harpviken, the director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo, and prominent voice in the Nobel guessing game. His top picks are Egyptian activists Israa Abdel Fattah, Ahmed Mader and the April 6 Youth Movement, a prodemocracy Facebook group they co-founded in 2008. His second choice is Wael Ghonim, a marketing executive for Google, for re-energizing the protests on Cairo’s Tahrir Square after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. One potential obstacle for an Arab Spring award is the Feb. 1 nomination deadline. Harpviken admitted that he wasn’t sure whether any of his picks would have been nominated by then. Tunisia’s revolt had peaked but the Egyptian protests were just gathering steam. However, jurors could have added their own suggestions until their first meeting Feb. 28 by which time the uprising had spread. The 2009 award went to President Barack Obama, in the first year of his presidency. Last year’s winner was imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

Super-duper cash-raisers likely to fuel presidential race By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Think of super PACs as shadow cash machines for presidential candidates. They’re going to be big this year. Real big. The independent fundraising groups can gather and spend unlimited money to run ads supporting a candidate or attacking a rival. The leading Republican contenders, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, both have at least one super PAC working to boost their candidacies. Another super PAC is

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, both Republican presidential hopefuls backing President Barack Obama’s re-election bid. Although they aren’t permitted to coordinate directly

with the campaigns, which must follow strict federal restrictions on what they can raise and spend, many

of the groups are staffed by former aides and fundraisers who know the candidates’ thinking and strategy. Watchdog groups see super PACs as just the latest erosion of campaign finance rules that date to the Watergate era of the 1970s. Republican-leaning super PACs were first influential in the 2010 congressional elections. Now, presidential contenders are receiving millions of dollars in financial backing from new freespending, unregulated political action groups. Make Us Great Again PAC, a super PAC support-

ing Republican front-runner Rick Perry, was co-founded by Mike Toomey, a former chief of staff to the Texas governor. Documents show the group plans to spend $55 million to support Perry. The Perry-aligned super PAC will have to compete with Restore Our Future, formed to boost his top rival, Mitt Romney. It raised $20 million from January through June. Treasurer, Charles Spies was general counsel for Romney’s 2008 White House bid. The super PACs that See Race, Page C4.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

local happenings In town Fourth annual Shopping Extravaganza 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Outlets at Vicksburg; discounts, raffles, giveaways, live entertainment, a wine tasting, free spa treatments from 9:30 to noon, buffet style lunch; $15; registration, 9:30-noon; 601-636-7434 or Facebook.

23rd annual Over the River Run 8 a.m. Saturday; 5-mile run, 5-mile walk, 1-mile fun run; U.S. 80 bridge over the Mississippi River; entry fees: $30 individual, $20 for 10 and younger, $60 for family of five, $80 for corporate or civic teams of three to five members; 601-631-2997.

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

Mixed Nuts!

naissance Hotel, off Interstate 55 at County Line Road, Jackson; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25: chapter meet-and-greet and business meeting at Welty Library, 300 N. State St., Jackson; 601-956-7444,

Mississippi Library Commission exhibit Through Oct. 31; opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Thursday; Bob and Mary Lynn Dunaway and Larry Smith, featured artists; 3881 Eastwood Drive, at Education & Research Center; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 601-432-4056, 800-647-7542,

Fourth annual Woodville Wildlife Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the town square, 145 Boston Row; $5 general admission, free for younger than 5; 601-888-3998,,, jim @

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

National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Bike MS Saturday and Oct. 9; begins at Baptist Healthplex in Clinton, ends at Battlefield Inn in Vicksburg; 35-mile, 75-mile, 150-mile routes; 601-856-5831,

5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Peterson’s Art and Antiques on Washington Street; featured artists: Vicki Armstrong, Amber Carraway and Jettie Bradley.

Natchez Fall Pilgrimage

Attic Gallery 40th anniversary

Great Mississippi Balloon Race

7-9 p.m. Oct. 14 at Washington Street gallery; show featuring 40 artists; 601-638-9221.

Book-signings 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15: poet Gina Ferrara, book-signing and loft reading; 5 p.m. Oct. 20: Alan Brown, “Ghosts Along the Mississippi River”; 1103 Washington St., 601-634-8624, www.loreleibooks. com, also on Faceboook.

All-School Reunion 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at the City Park Pavilion on Lee Street; open to students of Culkin, Redwood, Jett, Bovina, Jeff Davis and Oak Ridge schools before 1966; $5, guests encouraged to bring covered dish; Annie Douglas Warnock: 601-831-1343; Donald and Bettye Barnette Oakes: 601-634-8097.

31st annual Vicksburg Art Association exhibition 1 to 4 p.m. Oct.30 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 2, with an opening show at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Firehouse Gallery, Openwood and Main streets; works accepted 2-4 p.m. Oct. 22 and 4-6 p.m. Oct. 24; $15 per three works for members, $30 for nonmembers; 601-638-9221, 601-925-3880 or Facebook.

Southern Cultural Heritage Center Beginner Spanish: 5:30-7 p.m.; Tuesday and Oct. 11 and 18; Olivia Foshee, VWSD Spanish teacher, instructor; $70 members, $75 nonmembers; Let’s Dance: 1 p.m. Oct. 30; James Frechette, dance instructor; free; participants may bring a lunch; Contact: 601-631-2997,,, also on Facebook.

Westside Theatre Foundation “The Rocky Horror Show”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28; 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29; midnight Oct. 31; Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; $12, no one under 17 admitted; “Rocky Horror” attire encouraged; $100 prize for best-dressed at each show; 601-636-8313, also on Facebook.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild Auditions: “Forever Plaid,” 2-5 p.m. today for Jan. 20-22 and 27-29 shows; “The Foreigner,” Feb. 11-12 for May 4-6 and 11-13 shows; Tickets for main-stage plays: $12 for adults, $10 for 55 and older, $7 for students and $5 for younger than 12; tickets for “Gold in the Hills,” other shows vary; Contact: Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-636-0471 or

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

Haunted Vicksburg ghost tours Fridays-Sundays through Oct. 30; walking tour, $20 per person; haunted hearse, $25 for group of six; 601-618-6031 or www.

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

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

Out of Town Jackson Zoo fall hours 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily; $9 for adults, $6 for ages 2-12, $8.10 for seniors, free for children younger than 2 and zoo members; 2918 W. Capitol St.;

Jackson Audubon Society 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday: field trip to Rob Heflin’s Yazoo Valley Wildlife Birding Area in Belzoni; to carpool, meet at 7 a.m. at Re-

Through Oct. 14.; 800-647-6724,

Oct. 14-16, weather permitting; fairgrounds behind Rosalie Mansion on Canal Street in Natchez; for 13 and older: $5 Friday, $15 Saturday, $10 Sunday, $25 weekend pass; for ages 7-12: $3 Friday, $5 Saturday, $5 Sunday, $8 weekend pass; free for 6 and younger;, Natchez Visitor Center, 640 Canal St., at the gate, or

Flora Fall Plant Swap 9 a.m. Oct. 27; Flora Library meeting room, 144 Clark St.; bring one or two well-rooted plants to swap; free; 601-879-8835, 601879-8252.

152nd annual Mississippi State Fair Oct. 5-16 at Mississippi Fairgrounds in Jackson; agricultural shows, children’s activities, special attractions, contests, food, rides; musical acts include Oak Ridge Boys, Boyz II Men, Steel Magnolias, Kansas, Corey Smith and Keith Sweat; 601-961-4000 or

13th annual Raymond Fall Pilgrimage Oct. 6-15; living history demonstrations at Raymond Cemetery, evening lectures at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, lawn chair film festival and concert; or 601-5734486.

Fourth annual Book Bazaar 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Mississippi College Alumni Hall gym at Monroe and College streets; 601-925-3908 or 601-925-3432.

Fifth annual Teddy Bearfest 2011 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; to commemorate President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1907 hunting trip; square in downtown Tallulah; free; 888-744-8410, or Facebook.

Renaissance Euro Fest 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Renaissance Center off Interstate 55 in Ridgeland; European autos and motorcycles built before 1987 and new autos of special interest; free; 601-946-1950, or Facebook.

Chautaqua Bike Rally Oct. 15-16 at Chautaqua Park in Crystal Springs; $10 for 13 and older; to benefit Mississippi’s Toughest Kids Foundation; or Facebook.

Second annual Mississippi International Film Festival Oct. 21-23 at Davis Wade Planetarium in Jackson; films at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 and 22; brunch at 11 a.m. Oct.23; $8 per day or $10 for both Friday and Saturday, free for the Saturday night dinner party at F. Jones Corner, located at 303 N. Farish St., and $20 for the Sunday brunch at the downtown Jackson Hilton Garden Inn, formally the King Edward Hotel;

10th annual Great Delta Bear Affair Oct. 22 in Rolling Fork; vendors, musical entertainment, children’s activities, storytelling and seminars; free parking; 662873-6261 or visit

For Foodies Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Soup and Sandwich 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at Crawford Street United Methodist Church; tickets: $8 in advance only; 601-636-8531, cghudson4@; silent auction items at; also includes bake sale.

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

MPB holiday card contest For ages 4-12; entries accepted through Oct.28; forms and rules,; Mississippi Public Broadcasting: 601-432-6370, kids., club@

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

Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge, 4451 Clay St., 601-636-3761 On stage, with a cover charge, at 9:15 p.m. • Crossin Dixon — Saturday. • Slap Happy — Oct. 15. • Easy Eddie — Oct. 21-22. • Snazz — Oct. 29.

Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington, 601-638-1000, Free at Bottleneck Blues Bar: • Mike Zito — Variety/classic rock; Friday-Saturday. • Venus Mission — ‘70s/’80s/variety; Oct. 14-15. • Jewel Kisses — Variety; Oct. 21-22. • Dr. Zarr’s Funkmonster — ­ Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 18-19. • Breakaway — Variety; Nov. 4-5. • Coop D’ Bell — R&B/variety; Nov. 11-12. • The Garry Goin Group — Variety; Nov. 25-26. Free at the Cabaret Lounge: • Terry Mike Jeffrey — Variety; Friday-Saturday. • Shabang — Variety; Oct. 14-15. • LaNise Kirk ­— Variety; Oct. 21-22. • Nu Corp. — R&B/variety; Oct. 28-29. • Broxton — ­ Variety; Nov. 4-5. • B.B. Secrist — Oldies; Nov. 11-12. • Ben Shaw — Variety; Nov. 18-19. • Groove, Inc. — Variety; Nov. 25-26.

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

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

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

Martin’s at Midtown 1101 Belmont St., 601-636-235 On the deck, weather permitting: • 7-9 p.m. Fridays — Reed Rodgers.

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

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

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Yates marries Cowart on Aug. 6 Brown, Sandifer are wed Aug. 6 Trent Meek Yates of Nashville and Alexandra Kathleen Cowart of Oxford were married at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 6, 2011, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Vicksburg. Monsignor Patrick Farrell and the Rev. Carter Crenshaw officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Franklin Cowart Jr. of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Franklin Cowart and Mrs. Anthony Samuel Franco and the late Mr. Franco, all of Vicksburg. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hilliard Yates Jr. of Eupora. He is the grandson of Mrs. William Hilliard Yates and the late Mr. Yates and the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buchanan Meek, all of Eupora. Given in marriage by her father, the bride’s chosen colors were faded shades of pink, peach, yellow and ivory. Maid of honor was Tara Brooke Sparks of Collierville, Tenn. Bridesmaids were Betsy Anthony Davis and Lauren Virginia Fordice, both of Dallas; Catherine Clarke Murphy of Houston, Texas; Claire Yates Bailey of Nashville; Dorothy Wohrman Yates of Memphis; Sarah Eaton DeClerk of Fayetteville, Ark.; Whitney Finn Greer of Richmond, Va.; McKenna Claire Mehle of Madisonville, La.; Mary Myers Franco of Vicksburg; Olivia Ratcliffe Hines and Leah Burnett Ivey, both of Madison; and Margaret Lee Jones and Chelsea Marietta Moore, both of Jackson. The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were William Jason Bailey, John Martin Cofer and Richard Franklin Cowart III, all of Oxford; Jeremy Hunter Bruss of Madison; Stevens Morrow Bailey of Chicago; Nathan Campbell Best Jr. of Atlanta;

Mr. and Mrs. Trent Meek Yates The bride is the former Alexandra Kathleen Cowart William Hilliard Yates III of Memphis; Jason Robert Bushby of Birmingham, Ala.; and Bryan Lamar Bailey, James Ewell Hart, James William Jacobs, Dr. Matthew Paul Landman and John Gabriel Roberts, all of Nashville. Ushers were Barrett Christopher Bowerman of Oxford; Brent Allen Fletcher of Jackson; Mike Alan Jacobs of Nashville; James Joshua Grissom of Charleston, S.C.; and Drew Landon Snyder of Washing-

ton, D.C. Flower girls were Haynes Marie Bailey of Nashville and Caroline Rowen Yates of Memphis. Ring bearers were George Marshall Bailey of Oxford and Zachary Allen Cowart of Vicksburg. A reception hosted by the bride’s parents followed at the B’nai B’rith Literary Club. For a wedding trip, the couple traveled to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They will make their home in Nashville.

Adrian Brown of Vicksburg and Katrina Sandifer of Crystal Springs were married at 5 p.m. Aug. 6, 2011, at Christ United Methodist Church in Ridgeland. The Rev. Joe W. May, pastor of Anderson United Methodist Church, officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mary Sandifer of Crystal Springs and Sylvester Hunter of Jackson. She is the granddaughter of Martha Harris of Crystal Springs and the late Lonnie Sandifer. The groom is the son of Dilinda Brown and Onquah Henry, both of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of Mattie Brown and Shirley Henry, both of Vicksburg, and the greatgrandson of Ruby Brown of Vicksburg. Given in marriage by her father, the bride’s chosen colors were cornflower and silver. A program of music was presented by the Rev. George Strickland, organist; and Tessika McClendon, soloist, of Jackson. Maid of honor was Lakecia Williams, sister of the bride, of Crystal Springs. Bridesmaids were Rena Jackson and Jocelyn Stamps, both of Vicksburg; Renada Davis and Jessica Townsend, both of Ridgeland; Latoya Jeter and Princess Thompson, both of Brandon; Erin Pridgen of Pearl; Sumeka Thomas of Okolona; and Kywaii Jackson of Wayzata, Minn. Junior bridesmaids were Amia Fisher and Alexis Jackson, both of Vicksburg. Best men were Rashad Fisher, cousin of the groom, and Onuka Henry, uncle of the groom, both of Vicksburg; and Rashad Johnson, brother of the groom, of Clinton. Groomsmen were Eric Bingham and Rod Sturgis, both of Vicksburg; Channing Burks of Hattiesburg; Corey Nor-


Redstone, Ala. Her previous assignments included Kuwait; Alexandria, Va.; Fort Benning and Fort Stewart in Georgia; Yongsan, Korea; and Fort Sill, Okla. She also deployed to Miami as part of Hurricane Andrew recovery operations, to Somalia as part of Operation Restore Hope and to Bosnia. She was a 1984 graduate of Vicksburg High School and a graduate of Hinds Community College. She also received a master’s degree in 2008 in public administration with honors from Troy Univer-

sity. Her military education included Airborne School, Combined Arms Services Staff School and officer courses. Lt. Col. Lee has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Adjutant General Corps Regimental Association Horatio Gates Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expedition-

wood of Jackson; Rico Parker of Coldwater; Kwami Fisher of Birmingham, Ala.; and Arland Cole and Justin Fisher, both of Dallas, Texas. Junior groomsman was Rashad Fisher Jr. of Vicksburg. Ushers were Mickell Roberson and Samuel Roberson, both of Ridgeland. Flower girl was Kayla Burnham of Vicksburg. Ring bearer was Alex Jackson Jr. of Vicksburg. Aaden Fisher of Vicksburg served as bell ringer. Readers were Sandra Benson of Crystal Springs and Tamika Stamps of Vicksburg. A reception followed at Reservoir Pointe in Ridgeland. For a wedding trip, the

couple traveled to Montego Bay, Jamaica. They will make their home in Clinton. The bride is an attorney at an insurance defense firm in Jackson, and the groom is a Unix system administrator and licensed Realtor. Brunch Frances Shields, Rebecca Cowan and Lisa McKay hosted a bridal brunch at the Shields home in Jackson. Barbecue Dilinda Brown hosted a couple’s barbecue at her home in Clinton for the bride and groom. Shower Lakecia Williams and Mary Sandifer honored the bride with a shower.

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released by armed services Lt. Col. Gwendolyn Michele Lee has retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. Commissioned a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ second lieutenant in 1990, she entered the active Army after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Jackson State University in 1991. She transferred to Army Human Resources in 1993 and her position at retirement included Deputy Chief of Staff, G1, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command,

Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Brown The bride is the former Katrina Sandifer

a completed form must be submitted to be included in this listing ary Medal and Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO Medal, ribbons and Parachutist Badge. A Vicksburg native, she is the daughter of Brenda Joyce Lee and Billy Hall and the granddaughter of the late Matthew and Lilly Lee, the late Percy and Fannie Hall and the late Clarence Connor and Lee Anna Connor. She and her son, Cameron Roger Lee, will make their home in Madison, Ala.

Oct. 8

• Mary Katherine Johnson and Dane Michael Dixon 2 p.m. at Grand Gulf Military Park Reception to follow Family and friends are invited • Pertrese Sweezer and Calvin Smothers 3 p.m. at Jackson Street Church Reception at Old Southern Tea Room Family and friends are invited • Emily Sanders and Anthony LaGrone 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Vicksburg Reception at Unique Banquet Hall Family and friends are invited

Mr. Claborn, Miss Allen wed at First Baptist Gary Alan Claborn and Holly Nicole Allen were married at 4 p.m. July 16, 2011, at First Baptist Church. Dr. Matt Buckles officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael David Allen of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of the late A.J. Allen and Edna Harris and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Tidwell, all of Vicksburg. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Louis Elias of Laurel. He is the grandson of the Rev. and Mrs. Thomas James of Topeka, Kan., and Freda Davidson and Billie Claborn of Medicine Park, Okla. The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. Her chosen colors were violet and green. A program of music was presented by Georgeann Swillie, pianist; Osvin Urbina and Claudia Martine, violinists; and Amy Robinson, soloist. Matron of honor was Bridgett Hunt of Vicksburg. Bridesmaids were Angie Elias, Paula Elias, Holly Jones and Brittany Walker, all of Hattiesburg; Lindsey Gay of Vicksburg; Morgan Hudson of Laurel; Tiffany Skrmetti of Jackson; Morgan Tidwell of Oxford; and Erin Elias of Mandeville, La. Alex Walker of New Orleans served as best man. Groomsmen were Lee Bounds, Tommy Elias and Taylor Hudson, all

Mrs. Gary Alan Claborn The bride is the former Holly Nicole Allen of Laurel; John Michael Allen and Richard Hunt, both of Vicksburg; Nicholas Turan of Oxford; Brandon Brumley of Little Rock; Turner Fisher of Nashville; and Patrick Harvey of New Orleans. Ushers were Michael Attaway and Andrew Ousley, both of Laurel; and Landon

Middleton and Blake Tidwell, both of Vicksburg. Flower girl was Laney Hunt of Vicksburg. Ring bearers were Richard Hunt III of Vicksburg and Hayden Allen of Bentonville, Ark. Attending the wedding book was Emily Rut of Madison. Programs were distributed by

Jennifer Bowen and Hannah Middleton. Special wedding assistant was Lori Flanagan. A reception followed at the B’nai B’rith Literary Club. Guests were entertained with music by the Blue Mountain Band of Hattiesburg. For a wedding trip, the couple traveled to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. They will make their home in Hattiesburg. The bride is employed at Anderson Design Center, and the groom is employed with Verizon. Rehearsal dinner Mr. and Mrs. Paul Elias hosted a rehearsal dinner at Roca on the eve of the wedding. Brunch Lindsey Gay hosted a bridesmaids’ brunch at her home. Bachelorette weekend Bridgett Hunt honored the bride with a bachelorette beach weekend in Gulf Shores, Ala. Showers Morgan Hudson and Paula Elias hosted a Jack-and-Jill shower at the Elias home. Joan Bowen, Kimball Bufkin, Teresa Henry, Debbie Jeter, Cindy Lyons, Nancy Middleton and Lee Tidwell honored the bride with a miscellaneous shower at the Tidwell home. Tiffany Skrmetti and Holly Jones hosted a stock-the-tailgate party at the Holly Jones home in Hattiesburg.

Diana Morris Engaged to marry Rodney Thomas

Morris to wed Thomas Nov. 12 at Baltes Gym The engagement of Diana Morris to Rodney Thomas, both of Vicksburg, is announced today. Vows will be exchanged at 4 p.m. Nov. 12, 2011, at Baltes Gym. A reception will follow. All rela-

tives and friends are invited to attend. Ms. Morris is the daughter of Joyce and Danny Houston. Mr. Thomas is the son of Katie Thomas and Earnest Moore.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ashley Elizabeth Ditto Engaged to marry David Batte Matthews

Miss Ditto to marry Denley, Scott to wed Matthews on Oct. 29 Oct. 22 in Cleveland Mandy Denley Engaged to marry Garrett Scott

Mr. and Mrs. Gill Denley of Cleveland, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mandy of Bossier City, La., to Garrett Scott, also of Bossier City. Mr. Scott is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Scott and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bailey, all of Vicksburg. Miss Denley is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Don Denley of Cleveland and the late Mr. and Mrs. Herb Perryman of Pleasantville, Iowa. Mr. Scott is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clements of Amory and Harold Sykes and the late Mrs. Harold Sykes of Vicksburg. The bride-elect is a 2000

graduate of Cleveland High School. She attended Delta State University. Miss Denley is employed at Enterprise Rent-a-Car in Shreveport, La. The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Warren Central High School. He attended Mississippi Delta Community College. Mr. Scott is a registered nurse at Christus Schumpert in Shreveport. The wedding will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 22, 2011, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Cleveland. A reception will follow at the Delta State Alumni House. All relatives and friends are invited.

The engagement of Ashley Elizabeth Ditto to David Batte Matthews is announced today. Vows will be exchanged Oct. 29, 2011, at St. Michael Catholic Church. A reception will follow at Wilsonwood Lodge. Miss Ditto is the daughter of Susan Kolb Ditto and Clifford Anthony Ditto, both of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. John Francis Kolb Sr. and the late Mr. Kolb and the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ditto Sr., all of Vicksburg. Mr. Matthews is the son of Shellie and Keith Matthews of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of Mrs. Oliver King Batte of Ridgeland and the late Mr. Batte and Mrs. Cornileus Dulaney Matthews of Brandon and the late Mr. Matthews. The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Vicksburg High

School. She graduated in 2010 from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and was a dean’s list scholar. Miss Ditto is a kindergarten teacher at McWillie Elementary star school in the Jackson Public School District. The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Vicksburg High School. He graduated in 2006 from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he received a bachelor’s degree in film production. He received the RUMA award for Most Promising Mississippi Filmmaker. Mr. Matthews is a cinematographer at Mad Genius film production/advertising agency in Ridgeland.

Pot Continued from Page C1. juana programs. In the three West Coast states, advocates are readying tax-and-sell or other legalization programs. Marijuana was legal for much of U.S. history and was recognized as a medicine in 1850. Opposition to it began to gather and, by 1936, 48 states had passed laws regulating pot, fearing it could lead to addiction. In 1976, a federal judge ruled that the Food and Drug Administration must provide Robert Randall of Washington, D.C., with marijuana because of his glaucoma — no other drug could effectively combat his condition. Randall became the nation’s first legal pot smoker since the drug’s prohibition. Eventually, the government created its program as part of a compromise over Randall’s care in 1978, long before a single state passed a medical marijuana law. What followed were a series of petitions from people like Musikka to join the program. President George H.W. Bush’s administration, getting tough on crime and drugs, stopped accepting

new patients in 1992. Many of the patients who had qualified had AIDS, and they were dying. The AP asked the agency that administers the program, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, for documents showing how much marijuana has been sent to patients since the first patient in 1976. The agency supplied full data for 2005-2011, which showed that during that period the federal government distributed more than 100 pounds of highgrade marijuana to patients. Agency officials said records related to the program before 2005 had been destroyed, but were able to provide scattered records for a couple of years in the early 2000s. The four patients remaining in the program estimate they have received a total of 584 pounds from the federal government over the years. On the street, that would be worth more than $500,000. All of the marijuana comes from the University of Mississippi at Oxford, where it is grown, harvested and stored.

Dr. Mahmoud ElSohly, who directs the operation, said the marijuana was a small part of the crop the university has been growing since 1968 for all cannabis research in the U.S. Among the studies are the pharmaceutical uses for synthetic mimics of pot’s psychoactive ingredient, THC. ElSohly said the four patients are getting pot with about 3 percent THC. He said 3 percent is about the range patients have preferred in blind tests. The marijuana is then sent from Mississippi to a tightly controlled North Carolina lab, where it is rolled into cigarettes. And every month, steel tins with white labels are sent to Florida and Iowa. Packed inside each is a halfpound of marijuana rolled into 300 perfectly-wrapped joints. With Musikka living in Oregon, she is entitled to more legal pot than anyone in the nation because she’s also enrolled in the state’s medical marijuana program. Neither Iowa nor Florida has approved marijuana as a

medicine, so the federal pot is the only legal access to the drug for the other three patients. The three other people in the program range in ages and doses of marijuana provided to them, but all consider themselves an endangered species that, once extinct, can be brushed aside by a federal government that pretends they don’t exist. Irv Rosenfeld, a financial adviser in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has been in the program since November 1982. His condition produces painful bone tumors. Rosenfeld likes to tell this story: In the mid-1980s, the federal government asked his doctor for an update on how Rosenfeld was doing. It was an update the doctor didn’t believe the government was truly interested in. He had earlier tried to get a copy of the previous update, and was told the government couldn’t find it, Rosenfeld said. Instead of filling out the form, the doctor responded with large, red letters: “It’s working.”

Super PACs made their debut following a Supreme Court decision that removed restrictions on corporate and union spending in elections. Super PACs spent more than $65 million that cycle, according to data from the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks campaign spending. Republicanleaning groups far outpaced their Democratic counterparts, helping the GOP win control of the House and pick up six seats in the Senate. The biggest-spending super PAC that year was American Crossroads, a GOP group connected to Karl Rove, former President George W. Bush’s longtime political director. Crossroads and an affiliated organization, Cross-

roads GPS, spent nearly $38 million to influence House and Senate races. Crossroads has already raised $25 million this year and has spent more than $1 million on ads in several special elections around the country, as well as to influence the debate over

Obama’s new $447 million jobs proposal and the negotiations last summer over raising the federal debt ceiling.

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Pertrese Sweezer Engaged to marry Calvin Smothers

Sweezer to marry Mr. Smothers Oct. 8 Pertrese Sweezer and Calvin Smothers, both of Madison, will be married at 3 p.m. Oct. 8, 2011, at Jackson Street Church of Vicksburg. A reception will follow at the Old Southern Tea Room. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Ms. Sweezer is the daughter of the late Joyce Hill and Percy and Ruby Hall of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of the late Amelia Hill of Vicksburg. Mr. Smothers is the son of

Joseph and Inez Carter and Robert and Christine Smothers, all of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of Edna Smothers of Vicksburg and the late Percy and Josie Mae Harris, George Green, Louis Smothers and Helen Causey. The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Vicksburg High School. The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Natchez High School.

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

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Race Continued from Page C1. favor certain candidates have already begun spending on television advertising. Keeping Conservatives United, a super PAC supporting Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, assailed Perry’s record in Texas. Candidates will continue to do their own campaign fundraising, following much more restrictive federal rules than those governing super PACs. A presidential campaign can raise at most $5,000 total from an individual donor — $2,500 each for the primary and general elections. Super PACs can solicit and spend unlimited funds. Some super PACs also have affiliated groups whose donors are allowed to remain anonymous.

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Cindy Grantham

Glenda Jernigan

Cindy Grantham of Vicksburg said she was surprised when she found this yellow spider lily in the yard of a home where she’s lived only two years. “We have lots of reds — everybody does — but Martha Leese figures the butterfly was just a bonus not a yellow.” The bulbs come in the common red, after she planted seeds for wildflowers in her yard. white, yellow and pink.

Marian Love Phillips

Glenda Jernigan wrote that if she were a headline-writer the one for this picture would be, “Pomeranian catches peeping Tom.” In other words, her pup, Fancy, had spotted a neighborhood cat.

Martha Williams

Ronnie Williams

Marian Love Phillips found the sky looking as if it were on fire as she stood atop Louisiana Circle overlook off Washington Street on the 10th Ronnie Williams of south Warren County said his black anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. Labrador retriever alerted him to this opossum’s hiding place.

Delores Coomes

Delores Coomes found day lilies in her yard to be exceptionally bright this summer.

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Martha Williams of Vicksburg said this squirrel loves her milk jug bird feeder.

Jane Richards Jane Richards of Bovina submitted this photo of white moon flowers, which bloom in the late evening and stay open until the morning light.

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

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PUBLIC NOTICE SALE OF SURPLUS ITEMS VICKSBURG BRIDGE COMMISSION OF WARREN COUNTY THE VICKSBURG BRIDGE COMMISSION WILL ACCEPT SEALED BIDS UNTIL 8:30 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011 FOR SURPLUS MATERIALS THAT ARE HEREBY OFFERED FOR SALE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, INCLUDING: 1177 - 10” X 10” X 10’ cross ties, 204 - 10” x 10” x 16’ cross ties, 444 - 3” x10” x longer than 20’ walk boards, 19 - 3” x 10” x shorter than 20’ walk boards, 123 - 5” x 8” x longer than 20’ bumper rails, 36 - 5” x 8” x shorter than 20’ bumper rails, 11 - longer than 20’ phone poles, 13 - shorter than 20’ phone poles, 7 - high bay multi voltage shop lights, Approximately 10,000 lbs of scrap steel

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110 Singing Hills Cove Wow!!!! Great house for a great price. This lovely 3 bedrom, 2 full bath plus bonus room home is very spacious and adorable. Cozy living room with fireplace, nice sized laundry rm, walk-in closet and much more. A very quiet location and plenty of yard for that growing family. Call Valorie Spiller for your pivate viewing (601) 618-6688. HURRY!!


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Dancor Transit Inc. is seeking Class A CDL Drivers to run the Mid South Region We have affordable benefits available and our drivers are HOME on the weekends 95% of the time. We also offer a Sign On Bonus that puts money in your pocket Throughout the year. Call us for more information 866-677-4333

AVON. NEED EXTRA CASH? Become an Avon Representative today. Call 601-454-8038.

07. Help Wanted “ACE� Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 APOGEE MEDICAL GROUP, Mississippi, seeks Hospitalist Physician to work in Vicksburg, MS. CV to CALVARY M.B CHURCH is looking for a full time Minister of Music. Email resumes to Call 601-896-1875 for any questions. Electrical and Instrumentation Technician. Mississippi Lime Company, a major manufacturing company, has an immediate opening for the Falco operation located in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Requirements include a Bachelor's or Technical Associate Degree in Industrial electricity, instrumentation or electronics or a High School Diplomas or equivalent, plus a minimum of five years in an industrial electrical maintenance environment. Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, and often working independently, provide electrical and instrumentation maintenance services to the operation through troubleshooting, coordinating repairs, supplies and spare parts; contacting contract maintenance personnel; administering routine service contracts as needed. Responsibilities of the position include knowledge of 480 volt power distribution systems and motor starters are mandatory; ability to design and install electrical and instrumentation process is highly desirable. PLC, VFD, and general process instrument knowledge and experience is highly desirable. This position will perform mechanical maintenance as needed. Experience and knowledge of keyboarding, Windows XP, Excel spreadsheet and Word processing a plus; as well as familiarity with Microsoft Outlook a plus. Candidate must have good writing and communication skills and must be self-motivated and have initiative to work as an empowered team with all the employees at the Falco operation. Our company offers competitive compensation and excellent benefit package, which includes medical/ 401K/ etc. Candidates should submit resumes in confidence to: EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. M/F/V.

DRIVER. IMMEDIATE OPENING for driver with 13 years experience. Must have Class A CDL with hazmat/ tanker endorsement. Must pass DOT drug test and physical. Four 10 hour days; 6pm to 4am. Will make overnight runs from Vicksburg to Westpoint and Bessemer, AL. Excellent benefits! Applications accepted on line only: Select Job Opportunities Vicksburg Location EOE M/F/D/V GRAND GULF MILITARY Park is now accepting applications for the position of Accounting Clerk through the state web site at This position will remain open until October 4, 2011. KANZA CONSTRUCTION SEEKING experienced dump truck, belly dump drivers and heavy equipment operators. Drivers must possess Class A CDL, clean driving record, and be able to pass drug screening. Fax resume to 601-634-8978 or call 785-230-6953.


   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " Al Williams Bail Bond Company a statewide operation. Manager/ Soliciting Agents in the Vicksburg area. Must be 21 years of age, have lived in the state of Mississippi for at least 12 months, and have your own transportation & cell phone. Call for an application 662-429-2730 or visit our website www.alwillliamsbail

PART TIME NANNY. Room and Board plus salary. 601-831-4680. PART TIME POSITION 25 hours weekly. General office duties and organizing resident activities. Send resumes to: Dept. 3764 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182 PROPERTY IN VICKSBURG looking for leasing agent. Must be dependable and pay close attention to detail. At least 1 year customer service experience mandatory. Or Assistant Manager position. 1 year property management experience mandatory. Fax resumes to 601-636-1475.



Immediate opening for driver with 1-3 years experience. Must have Class A CDL with hazmat/tanker endorsement. Must pass DOT drug test and physical. Four 10 hour days: 6:00 pm to 4:00 am. Will make overnight runs from Vicksburg to Westpoint and Bessemer, AL. Excellent benefits! Applications accepted on line only: Select Job Opportunities Vicksburg Location EOE M/F/D/V


14. Pets & Livestock

Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program

CUSTOM MADE BARBECUE grills. Built to last! 601831-1227.

CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 • For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 • For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631



Adopt Today!

CALL 601-636-7535

2735 Washington Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • 601-638-6243

14. Pets & Livestock

15. Auction

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

17. Wanted To Buy

ESTATE ITEMS FROM Neil and Rosalie Morrissey estate; details at

16 x 6 FOOT TANDEM axle trailer with ramps. $1400 or best offer. 662-610-5126.

17. Wanted To Buy

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.

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

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

$ I BUY JUNK CARS $ Highest price paid, GURANTEED! Cash in your hand today! Call 601-618-6441. WANTED: ANYTHING OLD-Money, coins, war relics, books, photos, documents, etcetera. 601-618-2727. WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

BEAUTIFUL OFFICE DESK set, all wood dark wood, (double file cabinet, double book shelf, desk), $325. Queen size mattress set, $135. Twin size mattress set, $85. Professional Ping Pong table, $300. 601415-2878.

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

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

$10 START UP KIT Call the Shelter for more information.

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


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

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.

Pumpkin Patch Costume Pictures! $20 per entry.

There will be 3 age groups: 0-2, 3-6 and 7-12.

Bring picture to The Vicksburg Post. 1601 N. Frontage Road 601-636-7355 Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 25th

Photographs must be received by: Tuesday, October 25th, 3pm. • $20 per picture • Child’s Name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Age: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Costume: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

NOW HIRING PIPE welder, ship fitters, flux core welders, pipe fitters, & Outside Machinist. Must have at least 5 years experience. Please call 228-863-3728 or Fax resumes to 228-863-1596 EOE


Jimmy Ball

Parent Name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Needed Part-Time Janitor/ Housekeeper Contact in Person:

Address: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Pumpkin Patch entries will publish on Monday, October 31st.

HERITAGE HOUSE NURSING CENTER 3103 Wisconsin Avenue • Vicksburg, MS 39180

City/State/Zip _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Phone Number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

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24. Business Services

26. For Rent Or Lease

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

30. Houses For Rent

ATV REPAIR. HONDA, Yamaha, Polaris, Rangers. In business since 1998. Pick up welcome. Call Rob at 318-467-5552.

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

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

2 BEDROOM. ALL electric includes water $450. With stove and refrigerator. $200 deposit. NEWLY REMODELED 3 bedroom Oak Street. $550 month, $300 deposit. 601-634-8290.

Riverbend Apartments

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

DRYER, $75. 30 inch t.v., $75. 601-415-8327. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. $65 per delivered load. Thrown, not stacked. 601529-4652. 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.

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

STRAW HAY AND Wheat hay for Fall decorating. Come see us for all of your food plot needs. Bovina Feed & Seed. THE VICKSBURG BRIDGE Commission has cross ties, walk boards and phone poles for sale, see Legals. 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.

28. Furnished Apartments

Check our listings to find the help you need... • Contractors • Electricians • Roofers • Plumbers • Landscapers

26. For Rent Or Lease

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

20. Hunting

30. Houses For Rent 106 LINDA DRIVE, beautiful remodeled home, 3 bedrooms, plus bonus room, 2 full baths, double carport with storage shelves, large fenced back yard. 601- 529-4791.

SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.

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

SMALL ONE BEDROOM. Utilities and cable furnished. No deposit, references required. $175 weekly, off South Washington. 601529-1617.

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

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

BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent



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


1-601-686-0635 601-686-0635

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

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

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

Commodore Apartments

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180


COUNSELING Annette Bryant, PhD-ABD, LCSW BCBS, Medicaid, Medicare, Tri-Care (Most Insurances covered)

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 LAWN CARE. Homes, rental property, churches, businesses. One time cut or scheduled. Excellent rates. 601-218-4415.

11. Business Opportunities

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

11. Business Opportunities

601-638-2231 Classifieds Really Work!

29. Unfurnished Apartments






601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

Apartment Homes


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


• 2160 S. Frontage Rd.

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



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

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

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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

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

By Appt: 601-831-4402



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.

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

The Life Balance Clinic


ATTENTION DEER CAMP Special! Repossessed mobile home clearance sale! Singe Wides1981 14x70, 3/ 2- $4,900. 1995 16x80, 3/ 2- $10,500. 1996 14x60, 2/ 1- $9,000. 1997 14x60, 2/ 2- $12,500. 1999 14x70, 2/ 2-$15,000. Double Wides1995 24x60, 3/ 2- $12,000. 1995 28x80, 4/ 2- $18,000. 1999 28x62, 3/ 2- $20,000. 1999 28x48, 3/ 2- $18,000. 2001 28x64, 3/ 2- $27,000. 601573-5029, Joe or 601-5725300, Hayden.

BY OWNER 2008 Single Wide. 16X80, must get new loan, must be moved. 601415-5655 4pm-9pm.


EAP - Employment Assistant Program

1107-B Openwood St. Vicksburg, MS

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

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

Classified Advertising really brings big results!



New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

Simmons Lawn Service

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

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.

COUNTRY LOT, NICE 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $565 monthly with deposit and references. 601-638-6660.

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.

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

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms


D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

NICE 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, In Bovina, no pets, security deposit and references required. 601-638-2786.

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.

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

•Trimming • Lawn Care • Dirt Hauled • Insured For FREE Estimates Call “Big James” 601-218-7782

THREE BEDROOM. SECTION 8 welcome. Call 601-636-4338 or 601-2181210.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

3 BEDROOM, 1 bath. country home. south Warren County, new appliances, remodeled interior, near Grand Gulf. $850 monthly, $500 deposit. 601-415-7630, 601-415-1117.

• Lake Surrounds Community

TWO 12 GAUGE shot guns. One 50 caliber muzzle loader. 601-629-7418.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

RECENTLY UPDATED. 3 Bedroom, South Vicksburg. Large den, carport, storage shed, no pets. $950 monthly. 601-529-7960.

11. Business Opportunities

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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



1911 Mission 66

(INCLUDING CORPORATE APARTMENTS) CALL 601-618-5180 Ask us how to “Post Size” your ad with some great clip art! Call the Classified Ladies at 601-636-Sell (7355).

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

IN TOWN LOCATION 1 bedroom, 1 bath. $325 deposit, $325 rent. 601-2181688, 601-636-2111.

Chris Steele/ Owner


Call today for more information

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

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

2 Bedroom Apartments Available Rental Assistance Security Deposit $300

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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


Show Your Colors!

River City Dirt Work, LLC • Dozer / Trackhoe Work • Dump Truck • • Bush Hogging • Box Blade • Demolition • Debris Removal • Hydro Seeding • Deliver Dirt -13 yd. load $85 locally • Gravel • Sand • Rock Res. & Com. • Lic. & Ins. Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) 601-529-0894

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

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

The Vicksburg Post

Sunday, October 2, 2011


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

• Something New Everyday •

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 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.

33. Commercial Property 1,000 SQUARE FOOT Class A office space on Manor Drive. $975 month. SQUARE 1,200-1,850 feet off prime retail S. Frontage Road. 601-6348255. May and Campbell Land Co.

34. Houses For Sale 121 STARLIGHT DRIVE, Enchanted Hills, completely renovated, 3 bedroom 1.5 bath, large private fenced back yard $82,000 to city codes. 601-218-1800. Bette Paul Warner McMillin Real Estate


34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street

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

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

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Broker, GRI


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

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

40. Cars & Trucks

34. Houses For Sale

36. Farms & Acreage

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

2.1 AND 1.8 acre lot. China Grove. Ready to build. $31,400 and $30,200. 601634-8255. May & Campbell Land Co.

1977 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS Supreme. Motor, body, transmission good shape. Needs interior work $1800 or best offer. 601831-6356.

HAVING TROUBLE SELLING? CONSIDERED RENTING? Well established, two income family needs 3-4 bedroom, 2 bath home, preferably fenced. Willing to pay well for the right property. 601842-3337.

80 ACRES HUNTING and hardwood timber land in Redwood. $2000 per acre. 601-630-4111, 601-218-4263.

1986 FORD E 150. Wheel Master custom van. High roof, Not running. $500. 601-831-3245.

LOT FOR SALE. Bovina/ Tiffentown Road, 3.95 acres. Road frontage, Ready to build. 601-218-8292.

1997 CHEVROLET ASTRO van. Good condition, Clean, $3500. 601-8313245.

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks





29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

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

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549


... Hurrey It’s r o f e B ! Gone


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


1999 MERCURY SABLE $2,100 cash. 2003 CHYRSLER Sebring $2,900. 601-6300305, 601-529-1982.


34. Houses For Sale

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

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

40. Cars & Trucks


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

601-636-3147 601-638-7831• •201 201Berryman Berryman Rd 601-638-7831 Rd. Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet.

NEED AN APARTMENT? Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

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

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

Please call one of these Coldwell Banker professionals today: William Nettle 601-415-6489 Marianne Jones 601-415-6868 Herb Jones 601-831-1840 John Caldwell 601-618-5183 Jimmy Ball 601-218-3541 Harley Caldwell, broker

Show off your Pet’s Halloween costume in our 2011 Pumpkin Patch.

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

First Annual

try n e r e p $15

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


$15 per e ntry


Pet’s Name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Costume: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Owner’s Name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Phone Number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Pet Pumpkin Patch entries will publish on Sunday, October 30th. Send us a photo of your PET in their Halloween costume (or not) to be put in our First Annual Pet Pumpkin Patch. Photographs must be received by: Tuesday, October 25th, 3pm. • $15 per picture •

“Witch Bella”


Owners: Beverly & George McMillin

Owner: Michele Willis

Submit your pet picture (with or without costume) to Classifieds department at The Vicksburg Post, 1601 N. Frontage Road 601-636-7355 • Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 25th

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


Sunday, October 2, 2011

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