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County man jailed after threat, robbery By Pamela Hitchins


32nd annual Salvation Army event Tuesday

A Vicksburg man accused of telephoning a bomb threat to River Region Medical Center and minutes later robbing a drug store of Schedule II narcotics Tuesday evening is facing multiple criminal charges from city and county authorities. Stanley Hearon, 55, 115 Ridgelawn Drive, was arrested by Vicksburg police at 6:44 p.m. in a wooded area

behind Battlefield Discount Drugs, and deputies believe he set a fire in a restroom trash can at the hospital and made the bomb threat less than an hour earlier. Stanley No injuries were Hearon reported at the hospital on U.S. 61 North or the store,

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Vicksburg police cars are parked outside Battlefield Discount Drugs Tuesday evening.

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City man’s death in Hattiesburg was ‘likely accidental’ By Pamela Hitchins



The July shooting death of a former Vicksburg resident, initially thought to be suicide, then homicide, was “likely accidental,” Forrest County Coroner Butch Benedict said Tuesday. Lance Logan, 24, who was a senior at the University of Southern Mississippi, died from a single gunshot wound in the head July 14. Logan’s body was found in an apartLance ment at Logan the Point o’ Woods complex in the 500 block of 38th Avenue, not far from the USM campus. Initial observations led Benedict to believe Logan shot himself, but an autopsy revealed other wounds suggesting selfdefense, said Benedict — primarily a second bullet wound in Logan’s left arm. Further investigation, including reconstruction of the bullet’s path based on analyzing the angles of Logan’s wounds, led the coroner to change the cause of death to “undetermined,” he said in a telephone interview. “If I had to absolutely confirm it in a court of law, I would say it was likely accidental,” said Benedict. “The angle of the bullet is from the ground up. With that angle, you’d have to be lying on the ground to make that shot. As the investigation has gone on, nothing has proved to us that (the arm wound) was a defensive wound.” Logan is believed to have died at around 2 or 3 a.m. His body was discovered about 12 hours later by a friend who’d been alerted by Logan’s fiance, who was working in Vicksburg, that she had not been able to reach him.

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TODAY IN HISTORY 1892: The Dalton Gang, notorious for its train robberies, is practically wiped out while attempting to rob banks in Kansas. 1941: Former Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis — the first Jewish member of the nation’s highest Louis D. Brandeis court — dies at 84. 1988: Democrat Lloyd Bentsen lambasts Republican Dan Quayle during their vice-presidential debate, telling Quayle, “Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.”

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Deadline Saturday for voter registration By Danny Barrett Jr. Voter registration in Warren County ends at noon Saturday for the Nov. 8 general election as candidates and voters head into the last month before county and state offices are filled. Separately, two candidate forums are planned in upcoming weeks. On Saturday, the Warren County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be open from 8 until noon. The voter roll for the party primaries totaled 30,592, already 191 more people than last year’s general election for Congress. Mail-in voter registrations, forms for which are available in the circuit clerk’s office, must be postmarked Saturday.

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Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Blacks in Government and the Warren County chapter of the NAACP will sponsor a forum at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the circuit courtroom on the second floor of the Warren County Courthouse. All candidates in statewide, district and local races have been invited.

LeTourneau Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a forum at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the fire department at 1720 Redbone Road. All candidates for countywide offices and candidates for the District 4 supervisor’s seat have been invited.

Voters will choose candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, secretary of agriculture and commis-

sioner of insurance. District-level races for the Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Public Service Commis-

sion also will appear on the Warren County ballot. Locally, five of seven offices elected countywide are contested, as well as all five seats on the Board of Supervisors and two of three seats representing Warren County in the Legislature. Invitations have been sent to all statewide, district and local candidates for a forum Oct. 28 in the circuit courtroom on the second floor of Warren County Courthouse, said Gertrude Young, of the Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, one of three organizers of the event. The forum begins at 6 p.m. Also sponsoring the forum are Blacks in Government and the See Vote, Page A7.

10 years in Afghanistan: 1 step forward, 2 back By The Associated Press KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Asif Khan sits on a dirty blanket in an abandoned cinema and fights back tears of desperation. He can’t find a job for his eldest son, who “even knows computers,” without paying a bribe. He can’t afford uniforms, books or pencils for his nine daughters for school. And so they all live with him in the old cinema, where a

cold wind whips through windows with no glass. It’s a long way from the optimism Khan felt when he returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan after the U.S. defeated the Taliban in 2001. Now, “I have no hope.” As the U.S. and NATO mark 10 years of war in Afghanistan, a grim picture emerges from scores of interviews over six months across See War, Page A8.

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Afghan National Police prepare to join a patrol with German Army soldiers Monday.

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warship designed to conduct water combat off of enemy shores. The ships are designed for quick modification rather than a single purpose. They can be used to hunt submarines and pirate ships, defend ground troops and support unmanned aerial vehicles. The USS Jackson will be built in Mobile, Ala.

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Tara Vaughn plays with her 6-year-old son, Terry, while he swings at Glenwood Circle Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Service is forecasting that sunny days and

cooler nights will continue through the week with highs in the mid-80s and lows in the 50s.

Batteries stolen from construction trucks Fifteen batteries valued at $1,500 were reported stolen Tuesday about 6:54 a.m. from trucks owned by Kanza Construction Co. at the company’s staging area at 90 Lee St. near the Washington Street bridge construction site, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.

Electronics are hot in city burglaries Electronics and food were reported stolen in home and auto burglaries that occurred Tuesday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Stewart said a 25-inch Sanyo TV valued at $300 and a box fan valued at $10 were reported stolen about 8:06 a.m. from a home in the 2500 block of Dot Street. About 20 minutes later, he said, a Pioneer CD player valued at $100, a Garmin GPS valued at $120 and a Dell laptop valued at $1,000 were reported stolen from a 2006 Chevrolet pickup parked in the 1000 block of Ryan Street. At 9:04 a.m., he said, a


from staff reports TomTom GPS valued at $110 was reported stolen after someone cut open the top of a 1999 Jaguar XK convertible parked in the 1200 block of Monroe Street. Stewart said a 42-inch LG flat-screen, valued at $800 was reported stolen about 3:44 p.m. from a home in the 200 block of Cedars Road. He said three boxes of candy valued at $18 and a box of potato chips valued at $8 were reported stolen about 5:59 p.m. from a home in the 2500 block of Togo Street.

Jackson woman held for gaming violation A Jackson woman was in the Warren County Jail this morning, charged with violating the gaming control act. Clarinette Walton, 44, 1415 N. Lamar St., was being held without bond pending an initial appearance today in justice court after her arrest Tuesday at Ameristar Casino by Mississippi Gaming Commission agents. No further information was available.

dui convictions from court reports

Three found guilty Three convictions of driving under the influence were reported in Warren County for the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Dematric Lamar Clark, 28, 520 Belva Drive, Apt. 17, was convicted of DUI first

offense and fined $755.50. • Joseph Anthony White, 27, 45 Falk Steel Road, was convicted of DUI second offense and fined $1,076.61. In Warren County Justice Court: • Jamie D. Voss, 42, 1950 Hope St., was convicted of DUI first offense and fined $677.

3040 Indiana Ave., said Sheriff Martin Pace and Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams. “It appears that the fire and the bomb threat at River Region were intended to be a diversion from the robbery at Battlefield Drug Store,” said Pace. “We have uncovered nothing to indicate any actual ill-will toward the medical facility.” The hospital operator notified an E-911 dispatcher of the bomb threat at 6:10 p.m., the sheriff said. About 12 deputies responded and were on the scene in about 2 minutes, discovering when they arrived that a fire had been set in a first-floor restroom, which hospital staff had extinguished, he said. Hospital administrative staff, working with deputies and reviewing surveillance video, did not order the hospital’s evacuation, said Pace. “Very early on, in the first few minutes after we arrived at the hospital, we identified the individual we felt certain was responsible for the trash can fire, and we were able to determine that the area he had access to was very limited,” Pace said. “We felt certain the person was the same man who had called in the threat,” said the sheriff, citing security protocols in not releasing specifics. About 6:30 p.m., while the investigation was underway at the hospital, 911 was notified that a gunman was robbing Battlefield. Four employees on duty were herded to the back of the store and the pharmacist was robbed of Schedule II narcotics before the gunman fled, said police Lt. Bobby Stewart. Police searched the area between the store, a nearby motel and a self-storage facil-

ity, all near Indiana Avenue’s intersection with North Frontage Road, Stewart said. Minutes after arresting Hearon, police recovered the gun and the drugs — two bottles of Dilaudid and two bottles of Meperidine, said the lieutenant. Both drugs, which Stewart said Hearon asked for by name, are used to relieve moderate to severe pain. This morning, River Region spokesman Allen Karel reiterated the quick response of deputies. “Inspections were made and it was determined that there were no explosive devices present in the facility,” Karel said. “At no time was the safety of our patients, visitors or staff compromised, and we would like to thank the Warren County Sheriff’s Office for their prompt and professional action.” Hearon has been charged by police with armed robbery, possession of Schedule II drugs and kidnapping. The latter charge comes from the pharmacist’s being held at gunpoint until she gave him the medications, Stewart said. He was to have an initial hearing this morning in Municipal Court. The county has charged Hearon with false reporting of an explosive device and arson, and an initial hearing in Justice Court was planned for early this afternoon, said Pace. Hearon is an employee of Falco Lime, said the lieutenant, and has no prior record with the Vicksburg police. He had two arrests in the 1970s in Warren County, records showed. A spokesman with Falco Lime did not return a call this morning.

questioned. While grand juries generally review evidence against specific suspects, they are empowered to review cases. “It’s not something we do on a regular basis but in this case, given the circumstances and the evidence at the scene, we thought it best,” Proulx said. He said the department would issue a statement as

soon as the grand jury report was received. Logan, who was a U.S. Army veteran and had attended West Point Military Academy in New York, was due to graduate from USM in December with a major in international business and a minor in German. He was a 2005 graduate of St. Aloysius High School.

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Benedict said he believes Logan was handling the gun and dropped it. Pathologists and investigators tested the weapon, a “Western style” revolver similar to a .22 caliber, he said, and it fired when it hit the ground, he said. In addition, the way Logan’s body was lying and the pattern of blood found at the scene is more consistent with an accident than a homicide,

the coroner said. Benedict said the Forrest County Grand Jury reviewed the evidence when it was convened in September. A spokesman for the office of the Forrest County district attorney, who presents information to a grand jury, did not return a call seeking information. Lt. Eric Proulx, public information officer for the Hatties-

burg police, said, however, the grand jury has not issued official notice of its finding, and he declined to discuss the status of the investigation or whether the department considered it closed. Proulx said grand jurors reviewed all evidence, including statements from witnesses and a number of “persons of interest” close to Logan whom the police had

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Churches Cedar Grove M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Thursday; the Rev. Paul H. Fleming, pastor, officiating; 3300 Grange Hall Road. Zion Travelers M.B. — Church fundraiser, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, County Market. Travelers Rest M.B. — Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; youth and adult activi-

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CLUBs Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Meeting canceled Thursday; Derek Wilson, 601-634-4174. Army/Navy Club — 7 p.m. Thursday; steak dinner at the clubhouse.

John C. Pemberton Camp 1354 Son’s of Confederate Veterans — 7 p.m. Thursday; Southern Heritage complex; visitors are welcome. Woodmen of the World — Monthly meeting, 6 p.m. Friday, Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Goodrum Road; need member volunteers to help with the American Red Cross blanket kick-off Friday morning and to hand out water Saturday morning during Over the River Run; 601-638-2495.

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Christie says it’s final: No GOP presidential run

Choctaws chief Phyliss J. Anderson is sworn in Tuesday as chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians at the Tribal Council Hall at the reservation in Neshoba County. Anderson defeated incumbent Chief Beasley Denson and Shirley Berg in last month’s election. She had won an earlier runoff against Denson but it was thrown out because of voting irregularities in the 10-candidate primary.

TRENTON, N.J. — After a surge of new speculation, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declared with finality Tuesday that “now is not my time” to run for president, dashing the hopes of Republicans still searching for someone Gov. Chris other than Christie front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Christie had insisted for months that he wouldn’t run. But then came an intense weekend of reconsideration before he made a firm announcement at a news conference at the New Jersey Statehouse. His decision means the campaign now basically belongs to Romney and Perry, battling to take on President Barack Obama three months before the first GOP voting. The associated press

Senate Dems rewriting Obama’s jobs bill WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats are scrambling to rewrite portions of President Barack Obama’s jobs bill, even as Obama tries to blame Republicans for Congress’ failure to act. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell moved to call the president’s bluff Tuesday by pushing for a quick Senate vote on the bill, but Democratic leader Harry Reid derailed the effort as all sides maneuvered for position in a potentially defining battle in the 2012 presidential campaign. In the Senate, Democrats made plans to jettison provisions that Obama recommended to pay for the $447 billion jobs bill, substituting them with a tax increase on millionaires, officials said. Reid, D-Nev., outlined plans for a 5 percent surcharge in a meeting with the rank and file Tuesday, according to participants in the session.

2 Corps workers, others nabbed in bribery case WASHINGTON — Two employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and two others were arrested Tuesday in a $20 million bribery and kickback case that prosecutors said helped pay for the purchase of more than a dozen properties, Rolex and Cartier watches, fancy sports cars and hotel accommodations, first-class airline tickets and a trove of other per-



sonal luxuries. Prosecutors said the case might be one of the largest procurement fraud schemes in the nation’s history. An indictment unsealed Tuesday includes charges of bribery, conspiracy and unlawful kickbacks. The two Army Corps employees, Kerry F. Khan, a program manager, and Michael A. Alexander, a program director, received kickbacks in exchange for directing government contracts to a subcontractor specializing in software encryption devices and other information technology, prosecutors say. Also charged are Khan’s son, Lee A. Khan, and Harold F. Babb, the director of contracts for Eyak Technology LLC. Eyak Technology is a subsidiary of an Alaska native corporation with Virginia operations. It was the prime contractor for a five-year, $1 billion contract administered by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps has operations in Vicksburg — the District and the Engineer Research and Development Center.

Bill signed to keep government running WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed legislation to keep the federal government running

for another six weeks. Congress must now finish work on agency budgets for the new fiscal year. The measure was part of an agreement reached by congressional Democrats and Republicans late last month that averted a government shutdown at the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. The law provides funding for government operations through Nov. 18.

Hundreds of Nazi cases reopened in Berlin BERLIN — German prosecutors have reopened hundreds of dormant investigations of former Nazi death camp guards and others who might now be charged under a new precedent set John by the convicDemjanjuk tion of John Demjanjuk, The Associated Press has learned. Given the advanced age of all of the suspects — the youngest are in their 80s — the head of the German prosecutors’ office dedicated to investigating Nazi war crimes said authorities are not waiting until the Demjanjuk appeals process is over. “We don’t want to wait too long, so we’ve already begun our investigations,” prosecutor Kurt Schrimm said.



Dem Tomblin wins W. Va. governor’s race CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin overcame weeks of Republican attack ads to win the West Virginia governor’s race Tuesday, successfully distancing himself from the Obama Earl Ray administraTomblin tion and the president’s health care plan. Tomblin, who has been acting governor for the past year, will finish the final year of a term left vacant by Joe Manchin, a well-liked governor who stepped down after he won a U.S. Senate seat. Tomblin had 50 percent of the vote compared with Republican Bill Maloney’s 47 percent.


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JACK VIX SAYS: Ten years in Afghanistan: How time flies when not having fun.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Louise Griffin and C.J. Coney are married.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 H.A. Bonds and Frances Osgood Langford are married. • C.W. Regan, old railroad conductor, is very ill. • A.R. Artz is brought here from Edwards very ill.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Lawrence Ulm leaves for Rolling Fork to be absent for two weeks. • Booker T. Washington passes through Vicksburg in his private car.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Mrs. Mike Heckler is to take a course in auto mechanics. • Miriam Preston will enjoy a monthlong vacation in Memphis, Washington and New York.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Many Vicksburgers attend the tri-parish fair at Tallulah. • Mrs. Josephine Miller and associates purchase the Aeolian Apartments.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Lt. Col. Hoel Bishop, assigned to the Mississippi River Commission here, is appointed district engineer at Providence, R.I. • Fire drills are held by firemen in the local schools.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Shouphie Habeeb is elected president of the Kiwanis Club. • The New York Yankees bombard the New York Giants, 13-1, to take a one-game edge in the World Series.


50 YEARS AGO: 1961


Mr. and Mrs. Lesta Lee Jr. announce the birth of a son, Michael, on Oct. 9. • Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Papa Sr. announce the birth of a son, Anthony Jr., on Oct. 4. • Ben Gazzara stars in “The Young Doctors” at the Strand Theatre.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. John Sanders announce the birth of a daughter, Lisa Ann, on Sept. 19. • Fred Rooks dies. • The Rev. James Russell is assigned as associate pastor at St. John’s Catholic Church in Biloxi.

Military wrestling with options If Social Security is the “third rail of politics” (touch it and you die), then military pensions are a high-voltage wire dangling over a shark tank. A politician would need a death wish to even acknowledge the possibility of cutting the pensions of the brave men and women who fought for their country. Except that it turns out that 83 percent of the brave men and women who fought for their country never see a dime of retirement benefits. They leave the military before putting in the required 20 years it takes for pensions to vest. For taxpayers, this is fortunate. The 17 percent who do stay in and draw pensions will cost the nation $46 billion this year. According to a study released last summer by the Defense Business Board, a private-sector advisory committee, “Costs are rising at an alarming rate; future liability will grow from $1.3 trillion (of which $385 billion is funded) to $2.7 trillion by fiscal year 2034.” A young man who enlisted in

the Army out of high school in 1991, was bumped up the promotion ladder and retired this year as a master sergeant will find himself, at age 38, drawing a pension of roughly $25,000 a year. With cost-of-living adjustments at an inflation rate of 3.5 percent, by the time he is 65, he will be pulling down $65,000 a year. Of course, in most cases, he will have survived the Gulf War and several tours in Afghanistan and/ or Iraq in positions of increasing responsibility. You can’t argue that he hasn’t earned it. The Defense Business Board argues that the military retirement plan is unaffordable and “will seriously undermine future military warfighting capabilities.” The DBB argues that the Pentagon should do what most private businesses have done: Replace their defined-benefit (pension) plans with defined-contribution [401(k) or similar] plans. This way, military personnel would earn retirement benefits even when they don’t put in 20 years. The longer you serve and the

more difficult your assignments, the more the government would kick into your account. A retiree would have to wait until he was 60 or 65 to access his retirement account, rolling it over into the retirement plans of whatever civilian job he manages to find, assuming he finds one. Choosing between favored programs and the future retirement benefits of kids who are still in high school is a no-brainer for the generals, admirals and their patrons in Congress. But before anyone tinkers with the military retirement system, he’d better consider what kind of fighting force he’d get in return and what he expects that force to do. That 38-year-old retired master sergeant we mentioned above and his fellow career noncommissioned officers are the people who make the all-voluntary military work. If you’re going to tinker with their incentives, you do so at your peril. And the nation’s.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Ruth Nevels is the only contestant to pick nine games correctly to win $15 in the Pick the Winner football contest. • Dewey P. Sellers, Martha L. Barnes and Carol Hale Townsend are injured in an auto accident.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Monica Dorsey of Vicksburg High, Korri Saget of St. Aloysius and Cathy Wright of Porters Chapel are crowned homecoming queens. • Vicksburg beats Murrah, 23-7, and Warren Central pounds Morton, 28-0. • James Martin Hammack III celebrates his first birthday.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Ross J. “Popeye” Wheatley dies. • Jayla Janae Jackson celebrates her first birthday. • Gordon Cotton speaks at First Presbyterian Church’s 175th anniversary celebration.

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Lost in Civil War commemoration is recognizing ‘forgotten’ War of 1812 FORT ERIE, Ontario — The deficit remains a threat to the United States, economic crises persist in Europe, two wars rage halfway around the world, the Republicans are beginning to focus on their nomination fight and even the Russians are planning an election for next March. So you have ample reason not to feel guilty about not having focused on this urgent question that the United States, Canada and Great Britain face next year: What is the best way to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812? This may not be the best time to plan a war commemorative. The United States is marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which will consume five years and already has attracted considerable attention. Seven years ago the attempt to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the French and Indian War was a dud. There’s not a huge appetite for yet another set of commemorative books, historical novels, reenactments and school dioramas. But this landmark will not go away, even if most people’s memories of the War of 1812 disappeared the last time they picked up a Kenneth Roberts novel. And embedded in this anniversary are several sticky questions, such as:

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American naval prowess on the Great Lakes is still the stuff of legend, as is the old warship, the USS Constitution, known then and now as Old Ironsides.

How does Canada celebrate its victories over American invaders without alienating its biggest trading partner? How does the United States approach a war in which its principal adversary, Great Britain, is now one of its closest friends? And do the British pause to mark this event at all, given that for them it was but a brief, minor sideshow in the far more important Napoleonic Wars? Along with the Korean War, the War of 1812, which most Americans remember dimly as being about impressment on the high seas and freedom of movement on the Great Lakes, is often called the Forgotten War. It is sad that Americans are so forgetful, for this conflict, which lasted roughly 2 12, gave the United States its national anthem and its

national identity, cemented in large measure the nation’s cultural and geographical boundaries, ushered in 200 years of peace with Britain and Canada, made the White House white and provided durable heroes such as Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Oliver Hazard Perry and Tecumseh. It ended in virtual stalemate — no side lost substantial territory except, of course, the Indians — and was a decidedly mixed experience for Americans, whose generals were execrable, whose militia didn’t fight well and whose twin theories of warfare (that the French Canadians would rush to the U.S. side and that Canada would collapse into American arms) were ludicrous. “The acquisition of Canada this year, as far as the neighborhood

of Quebec, will be a mere matter of marching,” wrote Thomas Jefferson, then out of office, “and will give us experience for the attack of Halifax the next and the final expulsion of England from the American continent.” Maybe Jefferson wasn’t a genius after all. At the same time, however, the American Navy excelled, forcing the British to lose whole squadrons, which had rarely happened before. American naval prowess on the Great Lakes is still the stuff of legend, as is the old warship, the USS Constitution, known then and now as Old Ironsides. But from the viewpoint of Canada, whose War of 1812 heroes are Isaac Brock and Laura Secord, the conflict is a different matter altogether, remembered for its glorious victories over American invaders. “Thus the war that was supposed to attach the British North American colonies to the United States accomplished exactly the opposite,” the late Canadian historian Pierre Berton wrote in his two-volume history of the conflict. “It ensured that Canada would never become a part of the Union to the south. Because of it, an alternative form of democracy grew out of the British colonial oligarchy in the northern half of the continent.”

Canadian military historian Jack Granatstein believes the commemoration will be the occasion for what he calls an anti-American festival. “The normal discourse in Canada is anti-American,” he says. “It’s a secular religion, and this is the only acceptable form of bigotry in Canada. So when we have a chance to get up on our high horse and be self-righteous and say we whipped the United States, we’ll do so. It doesn’t mean more than one Canadian in a hundred knows a thing about the war. They don’t. Usually we have a moral superiority. This time we have 200-years’-old military superiority.” But few people on this side of the 49th parallel are likely to notice. “Americans are not exactly fascinated with the War of 1812,” says Richard J. Finch, director of the Fort Meigs State Memorial in Perrysburg, Ohio, the largest reconstructed War of 1812 site in the country. “It’s sandwiched between the American Revolution and the Civil War, so it tends to get neglected.” •

David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Post-Gazette. He can be reached at dshribman@

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Israeli wins chemistry Nobel for quasicrystals discovery Find now used in frying pans, engines, LEDs STOCKHOLM (AP) — Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman won the 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry today for his discovery of quasicrystals, a mosaic-like chemical structure that researchers previously thought was impossible. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said Shechtman’s discovery in 1982 fundamentally changed the way chemists look at solid matter. It initially faced strong objections from the scientific community, and even got him kicked out of Daniel his research Shechtman group in the United States. Since then, quasicrystals have been produced in laboratories and a Swedish company found them in one of the most durable kinds of steel, which is now used in products such as razor blades and thin needles made specifically for eye surgery, the citation said. Scientists are also experi-

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Members of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences from left, Lars Thelander, Staffan Normark and Sven Lidinin, and an unidentified person announce Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman’s 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry in Stockholm today. menting with using quasicrystals in coatings for frying pans, heat insulation in engines, and in light-emitting devices, or LEDs. Quasicrystals were discovered in nature, in Russia, for the first time in 2009, according to the citation.

“It feels wonderful,” Shechtman, a 70-year-old distinguished professor at TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, said after receiving news of the prize. Shechtman, who also is professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State

Knox’s father says focus now on her future SEATTLE (AP) — The emotional strain built steadily for years as Amanda Knox sat locked away thousands of miles from her loved ones, all the while maintaining her innocence, wondering whether anyone who mattered would ever believe her. Knox’s father, Curt, suggested that at least some of that pressure was released when she gained her freedom. “She pretty much squished the air out of us when she hugged us,” he said.

Curt Knox, for the time, is no longer a legal advocate, he’s only a father. And, as Amanda Knox returned to her homeAmanda town of Seattle Knox Tuesday after being acquitted on murder charges after four years in prison, he shifted his concern to her future. “The focus simply is Aman-

da’s well-being and getting her re-associated with just being a regular person again,” he said in front of his home in West Seattle. He said Amanda would like to return to the University of Washington at some point to finish her degree, but for now, he’s apprehensive about what four years in prison might have done to his daughter, though there are no immediate plans for her to get counseling.

University in Ames, Iowa, will receive the $1.5 million award along with the other Nobel Prize winners at a Dec. 10 ceremony in Stockholm. In chemical terms, a crystal is a regular and repeating arrangement of atoms within a material. A quasicrystal pre-

sents a pattern that scientists had thought was impossible. The pattern of atoms within a material influences the material’s physical properties. Shechtman was studying a mix of aluminum and manganese in his microscope when he found a pattern —

similar to Islamic mosaics — that never repeated itself and appeared contrary to the laws of nature. Nancy B. Jackson, president of the American Chemical Society called Shechtman’s discovery “one of these great scientific discoveries that go against the rules.” When Shechtman announced his discovery of an unusual pattern of atoms, she said, other experts hesitated. Only later did some scientists go back to some of their own inexplicable findings and realize they had seen quasicrystals but not realized what they had, Jackson said. Staffan Normark, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy said Shechtman’s discovery was one of the few Nobel Prize-winning achievements that can be dated to a single day. Crystallographers always believed that all crystals have rotational symmetry, so that when they are rotated, they look the same. On April 8, 1982, while on a sabbatical at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards and Technology in Washington, D.C., Shechtman first observed crystals with 10 points — pentagonal symmetry, which most scientists said was impossible.


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smart money Q: Several years ago, I got myself into some financial trouble and relied on credit cards to bail me out. Unfortunately, I ran them up quite high, and they have gone into collection. I now have money to pay these debts off but am not sure how to go about it. It seems that these debts have gone to another company, not the original with which I opened the accounts. Who am I supposed to pay? Should I pay the company that is contacting me now or the original company? What is BRUCE the best way to get these paid off and out of my life once and for all? — Reader, via e-mail A: If the collection agency has purchased this debt from the original credit-card com-


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pany, then they are the ones with which you should deal. They are representing the credit-card company, and for you to pay it off, you will have to work with them. Despite the fact that you are paying these debts off, they will not disappear from your credit report. You have already damaged your credit, and it will show for some time. Every agreement you make with these agencies needs to be confirmed in writing before any money changes hands. These black marks will stay with you, and despite the fact that there are companies out there that say they can remove them from your report, trust me, it can’t be done. Most of us have made these mistakes in the past, but there is life after bad credit. Congratulations on doing the proper thing and paying off these debts.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at Apple headquarters Tuesday in Cupertino, Calif.

More powerful iPhone is unveiled by Apple CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple Inc. unveiled a new iPhone Tuesday that is faster and more powerful but stops short of a more radical upgrade. It said Sprint customers will now be able to use one. The new iPhone 4S has an improved camera with a higher-resolution sensor. The processor is faster, which helps run smoother, more realistic action games. It’s also a “world phone,” which means that Verizon iPhones will be able to be used overseas, just as AT&T iPhones already are. There had been speculation that Apple would reveal a more radical revision of the phone, an “iPhone 5.” The noshow leaves room for speculation that Apple will reveal a new model in less than a year, perhaps one equipped to take advantage of Verizon’s and AT&T’s new high-speed data networks. There had also been speculation that Apple would

include a chip that could talk to payment terminals at retail stores, turning the iPhone into a “mobile wallet.” Competitors are starting to include this capability in their phones, though the payment systems are still immature. Apple made no mention of such a feature in the iPhone 4S. Apple’s stock fell nearly 5 percent. Apple is including a “personal assistant” application called Siri in the iPhone 4S. It responds to spoken questions and commands such as “Do I need an umbrella today?” It’s an advanced version of speech-recognition apps found on other phones. The new iPhone also comes with new mobile software that includes such features as the ability to sync content wirelessly, without having to plug the device to a Mac or Windows machine. The iPhone announcement came during Apple’s first major product event in years without Steve Jobs presiding.

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are following European indexes higher in early trading. Stocks surged in the last hour of trading Tuesday following reports that European officials are exploring a coordinated response to propping up the region’s struggling banks. Benchmark indexes in France, Spain and Germany rose more than 2 percent today. In the U.S., investors will be looking toward ADP’s monthly report on hiring by private companies. The Institute of Supply Management will release its reading of the service sector in September. Two hours before the opening bell, Dow futures were up 41 points, or 0.4 percent, to 10,750. S&P futures gained 5, or 0.5 percent, to 1,119. Nasdaq 100 futures rose 9, or 0.4 percent, to 2,125. The International Monetary Fund, a key player in eurozone bailouts, today pushed for radical changes in the way the region’s debt crisis should be handled. Antonio Borges, the head of the IMF’s Europe program, said the eurozone’s bailout fund

should get more firepower and new tools. To help, he said the IMF could intervene in bond markets to keep the crisis from engulfing large economies like Italy and Spain. The surprise proposal would profoundly alter the fund’s role in the crisis. It has so far contributed close to $105 billion to eurozone bailouts, about a third of the total, but never intervened in open markets. His comments are the first open acknowledgment of a radical change in approach by the IMF to the eurozone’s debt crisis. The currency union’s debt troubles have intensified severely as most investors expect a default by Greece and fear much larger Italy and Spain will be dragged into the crisis. In public statements until now, IMF officials had insisted on agreements made at a eurozone summit in July, which gave a first range of new powers to the region’s bailout fund and tentatively offered a second, (euro) 109 billion bailout for Greece, with modest losses accepted by banks on their Greek investments.

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Vote Continued from Page A1. Warren County chapter of the NAACP. Candidates will have about 2 1/2 minutes to answer questions submitted by those in attendance, Young said. Sixteen candidates in countywide races and two running for supervisor in District 4 have been asked to participate in a forum at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at LeTourneau Volunteer Fire Department. Candidates will be given 3 minutes to introduce themselves and have 3 minutes to answer questions from attendees, said Robert Pell of LeTourneau VFD. Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant faces Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree for governor. The winner succeeds Gov. Haley Barbour, who is term-limited. For lieutenant governor, State Treasurer Tate Reeves, a Republican, faces Reform Party candidates Tracella Lou O’Hara Hill and Lisa

Barfield-McCarty. Attorney General Jim Hood, the lone Democrat among the Mississippi’s eight statewide officeholders, faces Steve Simpson, former head of the Department of Public Safety. Running to succeed Reeves are Republican Lynn Fitch, executive director of the state personnel board, Democrat Connie Moran, mayor of Ocean Springs, and Reform Party candidates Shawn O’Hara and Jon McCarty. State Sen. Cindy HydeSmith, R-Brookhaven, Democrat Joel Gill, mayor of Pickens, and Reform Party candidate Cathy Toole vie to succeed the retiring Lester Spell as commissioner of agriculture and commerce. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, a Republican, faces John Pannell of the Reform Party. State Auditor Stacey Pickering faces Reform Party candidate Ashley Norwood. State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney faces three candidates in Novem-

ber — former state representative Louis Fondren, a Democrat, and Reform Party candidates Willice LawJackson and Barbara Dale Washer. In the Legislature, District 55 State Rep. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, is opposed by Republican Sam Smith. The district covers central Vicksburg and northwest Warren County. District 56 Rep. Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, faces Democrat Jim Culberson. The district covers parts of four precincts in the northeastern part of the county. State Rep. Alex Monsour and State Sen. Briggs Hopson III, both Republicans, are unopposed this year. In the race for District 1 supervisor, Republican John Arnold, 57, faces independents Reed Birdsong, 51, the county’s building permit officer, and Jerry Briggs, 34, chief of the Culkin Volunteer Fire Department. Arnold ousted three-term incumbent David McDonald in the primary runoff Aug. 23. Other supervisor races

include: • District 2 Supervisor William Banks, 61, a Democrat, versus Republican Trey Smith III, 31, assistant chief of the Culkin Volunteer Fire Department, and independent De Reul, 60. Banks is seeking a second full term on the board. • District 3 Supervisor Charles Selmon, 52, a Democrat, versus Vicksburg Warren School District Trustee James Stirgus Jr., 52, an independent. Selmon is seeking a fifth term on the board. • District 4 Supervisor Bill Lauderdale, 64, an independent, versus Democrat Casey Fisher, 45, a minister and retired postal employee. Lauderdale is seeking a sixth, nonconsecutive term on the board. • District 5 Supervisor Richard George, 62, an independent, versus independents J.W. Carroll, 64, a retired electrical contractor, Joe Wooley, 68, in his fourth bid for the office, and Ellis Tillotson, 56, a local farmer.

A7 George is seeking a fifth, nonconsecutive term on the board. Countywide races in November are: • Chancery clerk, where Republican Donna Farris Hardy, 57, faces Democrat Walter Osborne, 52, and independents Alecia Ashley, 36, and Gene Thompson, 70. • Circuit clerk, where incumbent Shelly AshleyPalmertree, 41, a Democrat, faces Republican David Sharp, 29, and independents Jan Hyland Daigre, 50, and Robert Terry, 55. • Sheriff, where incumbent Martin Pace, 53, an independent, faces Democrat Bubba Comans, 56. • Tax assessor, where Democrat Angela Brown, 42, faces Republican Mike Caruthers, 56, and independents Ben Luckett, 38, and Doug Tanner, 52. • Tax collector, where incumbent Antonia Flaggs Jones, 40, a Democrat, faces Republican Patty Mekus, 45.

Jerry Wayne Clark died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at Santa Rosa Hospital in Milton, Fla. He was 62. Born in Vicksburg, he was the son of the late Edward Pernell Clark and Effie Acree Clark. Mr. Clark served in the Marine Corps from 1968 to 1972 with the rank of sergeant at the time of his discharge. He was a retired insurance salesman and an active member of Wilderness Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Kathy H. Clark of Georgia; two daughters, Stephanie Wade (Brian) of Biloxi and Pam Burleson (Keith) of Brandon; a stepson, Mark Garland (Amanda) of Georgia; seven grandchildren, Ashley Hearn, Kristen Clark, Megan Wade, Colby Burleson, Ryan Burleson, Jada Garland and Tritt Garland; a great-granddaughter, Karlee Elizabeth Kendrick; two sisters, Doris Ivey and Ann Simmons, both of Vicksburg; two brothers, Larry Clark of Dentville and Tommy Clark of Vicksburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Antioch Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Conrad, pastor of Wilderness Baptist Church, officiating. Visitation will be at Riles Funeral Home from 9 a.m. Thursday until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Dewayne Trest, Dan Tipton, David Baggett, Robert Pierce, Glenn Conrad, Lee Brown, Jessie Anderson, Melvin Grantham and Clint Smith. Ted Clark will be an honorary pallbearer. Memorials may be made to the Antioch Cemetery Fund, c/o Gordon Cotton, 677 Campbell Swamp Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 or to Wilderness Baptist ChurchGideon’s Fund, 5415 C Gibson Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Alandress Gardner Sr. GARY, Ind. — Alandress Gardner Sr., age 89, a retiree of U.S. Steel Corp., a real estate investor and a deacon, passed away Alandress Gardner Sr. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. He was born the seventh of 11children on Sept. 12, 1922, in Vicksburg to the late Rev. John and Dora Prentiss Gardner. In 1942, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he won three battle stars and achieved the rank of sergeant. Alandress was a member of New Mount Moriah M.B. Church where he served as a deacon for 49 years. He later joined Trinity M.B. Church, where he also served as a deacon, under the leadership of his son, Dwight A. Gardner. He is survived by his loving

wife of 60 years, Alberta Gardner; one sister, Lucille Riley; a daughter, Sherrie Johnson; three sons, Alandress (Shirley) Gardner Jr., Dan (Barbara) Gardner and the Rev. Dwight (Sharon) Gardner. He also is survived by six grandchildren, Alisa (Timothy) Seymour, Minister Montia D. Gardner, Alandress Drew Gardner III, Justin Y. Johnson, Dominique (Marquis) Israel and Griffin E. Gardner; three godchildren, Angelica Harbour, Dion Brooks and Lavern (Thomas) Woods; and a host of extended family members and friends who filled his life. Family and friends are invited to attend the wake at Trinity M.B. Church Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, from noon until 8 p.m. with the family hours from 6 until 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at New Mount Moriah M.B. Church, 1917 Carolina St. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity Scholarship Fund, 1831 Virginia St., Gary, IN 46407.

John Patrick Lee John Patrick Lee died Sunday morning, Oct. 2, 2011 at River Region Medical Center following a tragic motorcycle accident. John was 61. A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, John Lee, born Aug. 3, 1950, was the oldest of five sons born to Lenna Lee and the late Johnnie Lee. John Lee joined the U.S. Army in 1967 during his junior year at Jett High School. He served as a sniper in the 82nd Airborne Division and attained the rank of sergeant. He was honorably discharged in 1970. John Lee was a general contractor and owner of The Lee Group. He also was a lifelong and active member of Highland Baptist Church. He served as a Sunday School teacher for 10 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. His father introduced him to hunting at the young age of 3. John especially enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors with his wife and children. John Lee is survived by his wife of 17 years, Anne Ellsworth Lee of Vicksburg; four brothers, Jimmy Lee, Philip Lee, Jason Lee, Stanley Lee and wife Debra Lee, all of Vicksburg; sons John Matthew “Matt” Lee and wife Donna Lee and Mark Ellis Lee, both of Vicksburg; daughters Lauren Brooke Lee (15) and Autumn Claire Lee (12) of Vicksburg; his mother Lenna Lee of Vicksburg; grandchildren Haley Lee (14), Hunter Lee (10) and Ty Lee (1); and step-granddaughter Brianna Daughtry (10). Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, from 2 until 4 p.m. in Highland Baptist Church Sanctuary. Funeral services with Pastor Brian

Ivey officiating, will immediately follow the visitation. Burial will be at Greenlawn Gardens in Vicksburg. Pallbearers will be Tommy Antoine, Ben Hand, Buddy Hanks, Ted Holman, Ray Jones, Eddie King, Neal Lewis, David McDonald, Tim Sumrall and Billy Vinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Buckner, Tac Caruthers, Tom Caruthers, Charlie Lee, Trey Logue, Wayne Logue, Jed Mihalyka, J. W. Mullen, Johnny Oldenburg, C.A. Smith, Jessie Thomas, Charles Toney and Dr. Jody Wilson. The family requests that contributions be made to the John Lee benefit account at any BancorpSouth branch in lieu of flowers.

Janice L. McCullough PARMA, Ohio — Janice L. McCullough, age 86, passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. She was the beloved daughter of Oscar and Jeanette (nee Dunbar); dear sister of Grace Grosser and Professor Oscar J. (both deceased); loving aunt of Shelley Gotterer, John McCullough, Jim Grosser and Karen Grosser; great-aunt of five; and good friend to many. She was a member of Janice L. Eastern Star McCullough Acacia No. 56, Vicksburg, and an active AARP member. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Road in Parma, Ohio. Interment will be at North Royalton Cemetery. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Thursday. A memorial service will be planned at a later date at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Vicksburg. If desired, in lieu of flowers,





Partly cloudy tonight, lows in the mid-50s; partly cloudy Thursday, highs in the mid-80s

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LOCAL FORECAST thursday-friday Partly cloudy, highs in the mid-80, lows in the mid50s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy, lows in the mid-50s

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Guy L. Tucker Jr. Guy L. Tucker Jr. died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at River Regional Medical Center. He was 88. Mr. Tucker was born in Union and lived most of his life in Vicksburg. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia, served in World War II as a Navy pilot and was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Vicksburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Sr. and Emma Tucker and a son, Guy Tucker III. Survivors include his wife, Lois Bernette Vance Tucker of Vicksburg; his daughter, Deborah Livingston of Plano, Texas; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Funeral Home with Dr. Matt Buckles officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. Friday in the family plot at the Union Cemetery in Union. Visitation will be Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Melvin C. Tyler JACKSON — Services for Melvin C. Tyler will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Green Baptist Church with the Rev. Herman Sylvester officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 until 7 p.m. at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home. Mr. Tyler died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at Hospice Ministries Inc. in Ridgeland. He was 63. Mr. Tyler was born in Vicksburg. He was a 1965 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School and a gradu-

ate of Mississippi Valley State University. He was an employee of South Central Bell/BellSouth/AT&T TelecommuMelvin C. nications with Tyler 40 years of service. He was a deacon and musician at King Solomon Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert White Sr.; his mother, Lula J. Williams; his brother, Robert White Jr.; and his sister, Suzanne W. Alexander. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Tyler of Jackson; sisters, Linda W. Sandles (Thomas), Cherry W. Chatman, Dorothy W. Miles (Louis), Lena W. Craig, Carrie Stewart, Patricia White, Johnnie White, Linda W. Johnson, (Johnny), and Gladys Sanders, all of Vicksburg, Ernestine W. Dillard (James), and Sharon W. Jones, all of Chicago and Lillie Stewart of San Diego; two brothers, Johnnie L. Williams III of Vicksburg and Emmitt Minor (Joann) of Baton Rouge; aunts, Rebecca Thomas of Chicago and Barbara Tyler Thomas of Oklahoma City; uncle, Anderson White Sr. (Odia Mae); special godparents, Fred and Alyce Shields; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends including extended family members from Natchez.

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Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 80º Low/past 24 hours............... 45º Average temperature......... 63º Normal this date................... 70º Record low..............46º in 1932 Record high..94º before 1885 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month................ 0.0 inches Total/year.............. 31.78 inches Normal/month......0.47 inches Normal/year........ 40.19 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 1:26 A.M. Most active................. 7:37 P.M. Active............................. 1:49 P.M. Most active.................. 8:00 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:44 Sunset tomorrow............... 6:43 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:59

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 15.5 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.5 | Change: NC Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 8.9 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 12.2 | 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: 6.8 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.5 River....................................62.2

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 18.6 Friday....................................... 18.6 Saturday................................. 18.9 Memphis Thursday...................................3.8 Friday..........................................3.3 Saturday....................................2.9 Greenville Thursday................................ 21.0 Friday....................................... 20.6 Saturday................................. 20.2 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 15.0 Friday....................................... 14.6 Saturday................................. 14.2


War Continued from Page A1. the country with ordinary Afghans, government officials, soldiers and former and current Taliban, along with recent data. The difference between the often optimistic assessment of U.S. generals and the reality on the ground for Afghans is stark. There are signs of progress — schools are open. More than 6 million children are in school today, the United Nations says. During the Taliban, girls were denied schooling, and before that most schools were closed because of fighting. The media is also flourishing, with several newspapers, weekly magazines and 10 television channels. But for Afghans, it has been a decade of one step forward and two steps back. Afghanistan is failing in two major areas: Security and good government. Violence has gone up sharply this year. And widespread corruption is bedeviling attempts to create a viable government when the U.S. and NATO leave in 2014. “You know right now we have no idea who to be afraid of. We are afraid of everyone. Every street has its own ruler, own thugs,” said Rangina Hamidi, the daughter of Kandahar Mayor Ghulam Haider Hamidi. “I don’t feel safe going out of my house.” Months after Hamidi spoke with the AP, her father was killed in a suicide bombing. Recent portrayals of the Afghan war by U.S. generals have been cautiously positive. International forces released data last month saying violent attacks are down. The generals claim they have gained back land in the south, and that the Taliban’s morale is sinking. “We ... have wrested the momentum from the enemies. ... It is clear that you (international forces) and our Afghan partners are putting unprecedented pressure on the enemies of a free and peaceful Afghanistan,” CIA Director David Petraeus said in a July speech, while still commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. But other reports challenged Petraeus’ assessments. The International Crisis Group, based in Brussels, reported in August that more districts are in

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fact coming under Taliban control, as the insurgency spreads. Polls show the biggest issue is the lack of security. Even in southern Kandahar, the former Taliban headquarters where the U.S. generals claim to have made progress, violence is a part of life. Ehsanullah Khan, who has run an education center for youths in southern Kandahar for six years, says his life is constantly in danger. It’s not just the Taliban, but ultraconservative government officials, tribal elders, even his neighbors who object to girls going to school. Khan says he will be killed if he leaves Kandahar, and is unsafe even within the city. “I play hide and seek,” he said. “Where is the security in this country?” There were 2,108 clashes and other violent incidents per month for the latest quarter, up 39 percent from the same period last year, says the United Nations. And last year was the deadliest of the war for international troops, with more than 700 killed. In recent months, brazen daylight attacks have been mounted with alarming regularity, including an assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul in June, a 20-hour siege of the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters in September and an attack that killed a CIA contractor at one of the agency’s offices in Kabul, also in September. In the north, a number of senior police chiefs and a governor have all been killed. Last month, a suicide bomber killed former president Burhanuddin Rabbani, head of the council tasked to talk peace with the Taliban. The Northern Alliance, with whom the U.S. aligned in 2001, is secretly arming once again, said former antiTaliban fighters interviewed in northern Afghanistan. Their information was confirmed by a top U.S. official. And in the south, attacks have killed the mayor of Kandahar, the provincial police chief of Kandahar, the deputy governor of Kandahar province and the half brother of President Hamid Karzai. The Taliban also managed to dig a tunnel under the main prison in Kandahar earlier this year and free more than 400 prisoners. U.S. generals dismiss the attacks as signs of desperation within the Taliban ranks. But others say

they show that a stronger insurgency can now infiltrate Afghan institutions and slip into parts of the capital, Kabul, under the tightest security control. The Taliban have also taken over highways. The Taliban have returned in part because Afghans have learned to expect little from a failed government. Moabullah, a Taliban fighter who would give only his first name, said that when the U.S. first entered Afghanistan a decade ago, the Taliban fled. “We didn’t even have a place in the mountains then,” he said. Like many Taliban foot soldiers, he returned to his village and tried to get some funding to start an irrigation project. But before long, local government officials who had been thrown out by the Taliban on charges of corruption five years earlier returned. They demanded money and weapons, and threatened to tell the Americans that Moabullah was Taliban. He escaped to Iran. Two years later, he came back and returned to the Taliban. Now the Taliban are welcomed even in Kabul, he said. “People too soon saw how the foreigners behaved, doing night raids, checking homes with women inside and bombs killing innocent people and children,” he said. “And now ... the Taliban are in government, in police. They are very strong today.” A national poll by the BBC and other media in 2009 found 50 percent of Afghans said corruption among government officials or police had increased. About 63 percent said corruption was a big issue, compared with 45 percent a year earlier. Ordinary Afghans paid $2.5 billion in bribes in 2009, according to a U.N. report — roughly a quarter of the country’s entire gross domestic product. On average a bribe runs about $160, a huge amount in a country where the average Afghan makes barely $425 a year, the report concluded. Ainuddin, who runs a small shop on the ground floor below the abandoned cinema, says all the money in Afghanistan is going into the hands of warlords and government officials. Go to any government department, he said, and you pay a bribe. He scratches his beard, heavy with dust and dirt.

“When the Taliban left and all the foreigners came to Afghanistan, I thought there was nothing that could stop us,” he said. “But all we have today is nothing.” President Karzai has been attacked for silently and steadily allowing corruption to take over his government. He has largely ignored calls to rein in corruption as well as international allegations of widespread fraud in his 2009 presidential campaign. As the U.S. and NATO plan to leave, they are giving support to the newly formed Afghan Local Police, set up to supplement the national police and army in remote areas. But privately, NATO soldiers who are training these village police in some parts of Afghanistan throw up their hands in despair. NATO trainer Paul, who spoke on condition of using only his first name, said corruption makes impossible even a modicum of professionalism in the force. The first loyalty of most recruits, he said, is to the local warlord. The new security forces sometimes also make life miserable for the local people. Mohammed Ali, a soldier in the Afghan army, said his first mission in northern Kunduz province was to stop local security forces from terrorizing a village. “The Afghan government has responded to the insurgency by reactivating militias that threaten the lives of ordinary Afghans,” a September Human Rights Watch report said. Ordinary Afghans fear a return to civil war after 2014, and blame both neighboring Pakistan and the U.S. and NATO for an emboldened Taliban. “America is helping Pakistan, and Pakistan is helping the Taliban,” said Hamidullah, an elderly resident of the northern Panjshir Valley who has seen war devastate his homeland. Hamidi, the mayor’s daughter in Kandahar, hears similar complaints about the U.S. and NATO, who are actively pushing reconciliation with the Taliban to find a non-military solution. “More and more you hear the accusation that they are in bed with the Taliban,” she said. “And sadly, it is a fact that many Afghans, men and women, say ‘good for them’ when a foreign soldier gets killed.”


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Achievements • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District has signed adoption certificates for its three adopted schools under the AdoptA-School program: Vicksburg High, Warren Central Intermediate and Sherman Avenue Elementary schools. The partnership, in place for more than 10 years at Vicksburg High and in its second year at the other two schools, is executed through volunteerism from District committee members and Corps team members outlining specific goals for the school year.

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Zoe Kinsella • Madison Hardin, Carra Channell and Zoe Kinsella, all of Vicksburg, have pledged Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at Mississippi State University.

Ed Said, top, urges Bowmar Elementary students Monday to eat their fruits and vegetables and exercise. The rhyming, rapping puppet is part of a Mississippi Public Broadcasting webbased series that aims to teach kids healthy habits. Above, firstgraders from left, Jonathan Eng, Shauna Brooks and Victor Barnett sing along with Ed. At left, kindergartner Kamryn Morson dances to the music. Jonathan is the son of Dan and Yvonne Eng; Shauna is the daughter of James Todd Brooks; Victor is the son of Victor and Angela Barnett; and Kamryn is the daughter of Johnnie and Pam Morson.

Scholarships • Brianna Beesley, a 2011 graduate of St. Aloysius High School, has been named the recipient of a Society of American Military Engineers scholarship. A student at the University of Mississippi, she is the daughter of Val and Cindi Beesley of Port Gibson.

Upcoming events • GRE Review Course — 6-10 p.m. Oct. 25 and 27 and Nov. 1 at MC’s Flowood Center; cost, $249; registration accepted until Oct. 14, space is limited; 601-9253263 or visit academics/ce. • Basic Computer Skills Course — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 27 and Nov. 1 and 3 at Mississippi College; cost, $75, includes coverage of 2007 Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel; registration deadline is Oct. 18; more information is available by calling 601-9253263. • ASU Community Resource Development Conference — Oct. 21-22, Vicksburg Convention Center; sponsored by the Alcorn State University Extension Program; topics to include grant writing techniques, estate planning and funding resources; speakers will be Helen Godfrey Smith, president/CEO of Shreveport Federal Credit Union, and Dr. Kimberly Hillard, director of the University-Based Development Center at Jackson State; to register, visit www. or call 601-3724677.

LAFAYETTE, La. — The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has added a doctoral program in systems engineering. The program has been approved by the Louisiana Board of Regents. “It’s the first Ph.D. in systems engineering in the state,” said Mark Zappi, dean of ULL’s College of Engineering. The program prepares engineers to manage complex engineering systems, such as coastal engineering; aerospace design and manufacturing; and power grids. No such doctoral program is offered in Mississippi. Zappi likened the systems engineer role to that of an orchestral conductor whose job is to ensure individual musicians work together to produce beautiful music. Such skills are in demand now, Zappi said. “We wanted a degree that industry will look at and say, ‘That’s what we want right now,”’ he said. “We feel like this is another offering that the state of Louisiana can use to attract Fortune 500 companies in our state.” While doctoral-level engineering programs of study are available at other state universities, the program is the first in Louisiana offered in systems engineering, said the Board of Regents. Few doctoral programs in systems engineering exist in the United States, with many of them offering one or two classes on systems engineering, Zappi said. The ULL program is most similar to systems engineering programs offered at George Mason University in Washington, D.C., and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, Zappi said. ULL’s proposal was reviewed by George Mason’s Ariela Sofer, professor and chairman of George Mason’s College of Engineering Department of Systems and Operations Research. Planning for the new doctoral program began four years ago, Zappi said, and classes will begin in the spring. At least 10 engineering students are ready to move into the program now he said.

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Rocio Aguilera, the daughter of Antonio Aguilera and Sandra Clark, smiles at Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse after being crowned homecoming queen Thursday night. Aguilera, a sophomore communications major, is a cheerleader and yearbook staff member at Hinds. She graduated from Vicksburg High School in 2009. jeff byrd•The Vicksburg Post


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preparation kits for local needy families. Students who donate items will receive Jaguar Paws; more information is available by calling 601-619-2340. • Science Lab Stars of Brooke Hughes for the nine weeks: kindergarten — Starla Breazeale, Brenda Gross, April Ross and Audrey Tolliver; first grade — Sheryl Mobley; second grade — Morgan Yates; and third grade — Holly Blackwell.

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• Kim Carson’s toddler Montessori class decorated fall hats, made horseshoe prints and created “horse food” during a letter H lesson. Their practical life training included adding ingredients and mixing batter to make pancakes and muffins. Paisley Funk was named Student of the Week. • As part of a study of fall and Johnny Appleseed, Tina Sowell’s primary Montessori class made apple and autumn crafts and read stories. Elyse Truly was named Student of the Week. • Kindergartners visited Doug Jeter’s farm, where they climbed tractors and learned about soybeans and corn.

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Bovina • Pledge leaders were Gracie Burke, Breanna Foster, Michael Carter, Dustin Fothergill, Laura Flowers, Lamar Gray, Kenwanna Wilkes, Meichealiah Goodman, James Gladwell and Destiny Walker. • Student Council members of the week are Victoria McAdam and Austin Holman. • Library helpers are Felesia Pecot and Nicholas Fedrick. • Denice Poe’s top Accelerated Readers for the week were Mary Beth Gordon and Hope Rae Sibley.

Bowmar • Pledge captains for the week were Dylan Whitfield, Zamoria Taylor, Abby Claire Fuller, Jamal Lee and Kelcee Ables. • David Perky, Benita Abraham, Amy Jackson and Karen Fortner helped Amy Wilkes’ fifth grade with a study of the ecosystem. Parent volunteers during the week were Tiffany Harrington, Jamel Jones, Kristina Prutianov-Nevels, LaQuinta Hudson, Kim Landers, Chloe Thames, Charlie Walker, Natalie Boland,

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Laura Cockrell, a third-grade Beechwood Elementary teacher, smiles as principal John C. Johnson presents her with a prize, called A Day Made Better. The award from OfficeMax, said Michael Monsour, a representative from Shannon Bell, Caitlin Bell, Tammi Sims, Ashley Jennings, Kara Parmegiani, Lula Butler, Yolanda Myles, Kristi Cole, Leslie Sadler, Molly Procell, Bess Averett, Teresa Brooks, Cisi Matthews, Ashley Jackson, Ruth Wilkerson, Jan Banks and Janie Fedell. Parents helping with the Scholastic Book Fair were Sheri Wallace, Marisol Byrd, Natalie Boland, Pam Parman, Mary Sullivan, Teresa Brooks, Theresa Delgado, Audrey Robbins, Shelly Tingle, Brandy Stinson, Polly Smith, Heather Green, Sally Green, Ali Hopson and Annie Talbot. • Nadia Andrews’ students who reached Book It goals were Scott Wallace, Tommy Curtis, Ashley Gatchell,

Macy Watts, Tessa Halterman and Jane Hopson. • Students recognized for making Kelso Choices were Kenya Bershall, Claire Ellison, Cinnamon Green, Michael Green, Robert Jones, Destiny Mace, Natalie McMillian, Kristiana Nevels, Mira Patel, Madison Tanner, Hannah Tennison and Brandon Gilliam. • Top Accelerated Readers: kindergarten — Lauren Kilroy, Shantelle Caldwell, John Russell Myers, Isaac Gonzales, Cade Fairley and Nicholas Allen; first grade — Morgan Felton, Chaney Parman, Shauna Brooks, Jaiden Odom, Robert Jones and Payton James; second grade — Mary Bay Procell, Brandon Gilliam, Mary

the Iowa Avenue store, was given to about 900 teachers nationwide. The company is donating $1,000 in classroom supplies, he said, and Cockrell was nominated by someone from Beechwood. Katherine Archer, Destini Sims, Lendsi Jones and Elijah Gonzales; third grade — Scott Wallace, Zachary Boyd, Sam Dixon, Benjamin Talbot, Levi Wyatt and Madison Banks; fourth grade — Nicholas Tello, Christopher Wilkinson, Courtney Sweeney, Tommy Martin, Emon Smith and Kayla Burnham; fifth grade — Greyson Parman, Michaela Dorsey, Taylor Gray, Katie Fox, Stuhr Outlaw and Jacob Carlisle; sixth grade — Colby Sweeney, Katelyn Morson, Mina Stauble, Makayla Cowan, Tori Rowland and RaeMassey Hale.

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Southern Railroad volunteers, presented railroad safety and activity booklets to students. School picture retakes and second-grade musical are Oct. 17; musical will begin at 2 p.m. • Student of the Week in the pre-kindergarten class of Uretka Callon and Amanda Dunn was Arieona Johnson. Parent volunteers were Paula Storey, Jimmie Storey, Jeane Bantugan and Terranitrick Calvin. Fall Harvest will be Oct. 28. • Henrietta Dagher, speech pathologist, chaired a fundraiser for the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi in which $562 was collected. • AmeriCorps team is sponsoring Paws for Purpose to collect items for emergency

• After a study of Johnny Appleseed, students painted with apples, glued seeds and stems and displayed work on a classroom tree. They compared and tasted types of apples. Nancy Clement was named Star Student for the week. • Lynnette Smith’s pre-kindergarten class gathered, counted and sorted acorns after a study of animals that gather food for the winter. Ava Melton was named Student of the Week. • Kari Dupree’s 3-year-olds made colorful pom-pom caterpillars after reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Caden House was named Class Leader of the week. • Teri Conerly’s 2-year-olds made pictures of ducklings with yellow cotton balls. • Rebecca Busby’s toddlers used dramatic play to study farmers and groceries.

Hawkins Preschool • Pre-kindergarten classes of Sue VanDenAkker and Deborah Clanton “fished” in the letter F pond and are studying fall activities and fire safety. • As part of a study of colors, Charlene Gravens’ 3-year-olds mixed primary food colorings to make secondary colors. • As part of a study of shapes, Ann Smith’s 2-yearolds experimented with vanilla wafers, Doritos and Continued on Page B3.

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Parents human, too, when it comes to fibbing NEW YORK (AP) — As a lawyer, Laurie Gray knows from experience that witnesses aren’t always capable of knowing, let alone telling, the whole truth. As a mom, she allows herself the same human quality. Last year, she had her 10-year-old daughter lie about her age to register for a free e-mail account, knowing the company’s minimum was 13. “She had told me you have to be 13,” said Gray, in Fort Wayne, Ind. “I responded you don’t actually have to BE 13. You just have to enter a year for your birth date that was at least 13 years ago.” Rare is the parent who hasn’t faced a similar “ethical” dilemma: How to model honesty for kids young and older while navigating the grays of telling a lie, especially one that isn’t an act of kindness but rather a fib of convenience, or

parenting even laziness. Must we always ’fess up when caught in iffy lies by offspring, or is it OK to plead guilty to lesser crimes without seeking mercy from that old nag, bad modeling? The usual preach from parenting experts — NEVER lie to your mom but don’t tell grandma she’s fat — doesn’t leave much wiggle room for the less-thannecessary lie. Child psychiatrist Elizabeth Berger sees a couple of options. “What helps children grow, whether they are 5 or 10 or 35, is a relationship with the parent in which authentic, intimate and deep exploration of thoughts and feelings is encouraged,” said Berger, also a New York City mother of two adult children.

Must we always ’fess up when caught in iffy lies by offspring, or is it OK to plead guilty to lesser crimes without seeking mercy from that old nag, bad modeling? The usual preach from parenting experts — NEVER lie to your mom but don’t tell grandma she’s fat — doesn’t leave much wiggle room for the less-thannecessary lie. “This does not mean that the parent must fall on his sword. It means that the parent listens respectfully to the child’s point of view, whatever it may be,” she added. “The parent can say, ‘Ah, well maybe I didn’t handle that situation so well. I’ll have to think this over,’ or the parent can say, ‘Ah, I did my best. Go eat your broccoli.”’ Sean Horan isn’t a father. He’s a “deception researcher” at DePaul University in Chicago. Human beings lie all the

time, “and we lie the most to people that we’re closest to,” he said. “Some scholars have proposed that lying is, in fact, a ‘competent’ communication behavior.” Then how can we get away with telling kids as young as 10 that lying is bad? “That’s not reality,” Horan said. “If we raise children saying that lying is always wrong, they’re going to grow up feeling really guilty.” Deception, he said, is sometimes neither good nor bad.

And the parent whose social lie is overheard by little ones with big ears? Like making up a dental appointment when a fellow mother calls for the umpteenth time to bag on the car pool. “What counts for the child is the child’s sense of the parent’s honesty and trustworthiness in relation to the child,” Berger said. “A child who feels loved and respected by parents who are reliable and devoted to the child is not going to have his faith shaken by a fib about car pools.” For Lee Reed in Tampa, Fla., the nuances as she presented them to her newly minted 15-year-old daughter are these: “A little white lie allows the other person to keep their dignity and benefits them fully. Being dishonest, and true lying, is done to keep the person lying out of trouble. If she is the only one

benefiting from the lie, then it is wrong.” Was that the case when Reed cited her daughter as the reason she couldn’t join work colleagues for dinner after work one recent Friday? Truth be told, she plain didn’t feel like going out. “I let her know that it felt easier to use her as my excuse and that it was purely selfish on my part,” Reed said. What about all those kids allowed on Facebook by their parents before age 13? On a recent weekend visit with her grandmother, Gray’s daughter tried to log on to her e-mail account and was prompted for her birth date. “She typed her real birthday, honest child that she is, and received a message saying she’s not old enough to have an e-mail account and that her account will be closed in 30 days,” Mom reports.

ers featuring various health topics that are on display throughout the school. • Spirit T-shirts are on sale in the library for $12. • Yearbooks are available for pre-order for $30 from yearbook sponsors Laura Bunch and Renee Channell.

Cor’Dejah Wells, Brelynn Beck, Michala Ellis, Arieanna Joyner, Tashana Stewart and Toni Taylor; and second-graders Megan Edwards, Carlos Rollins, Kerri McGee, Michyla Redden, Ariel Williams and Kingston Nicholas. • Items being collected to help with the purchase of playground equipment are Coke product bottle caps with codes, CapriSun pouches and BoxTops for Education. Clean drink cans are also being collected for recycling. • Linda Gibson’s secondgraders wrote in journals and sprouted lima bean seeds in Ziploc bags to investigate plant parts. • Kat Hilderbrand’s sixthgrade GATES students created timelines with illustrations after researching chocolate. Fifth-grade GATES students illustrated their names using Egyptian hieroglyphic symbols.

school by school Continued from Page B2. crackers. They sang “Mary, Mary Quite Contrary” and studied garden-grown foods.

Jacob’s Ladder • Samantha Setser was Student Leader of the Week. • To celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday, students read the story and studied apples. • Elise McDermott, owner of The Latest Craze, made and donated personalized shirts to students and school staff. • Students made family trees and shared family photos for National Family Week. • Students Taylor Kennedy and Will Conway, along with center director Jasmine Free, were guest speakers at the Combined Federal Funds Campaign kick off at the 412th Command Center.

Kids Are Kids Academy • Two-year-olds of Ivy Brown and Necole Warren are painting orange pumpkins. • Rose Dunmore’s 3-yearolds are studying the letter E, the color yellow, number 2 and triangles. Jean Thomas’ 4-year-olds are studying the letter I, the color brown and number 4. • Carmen Collins’ preschoolers will examine six new sight words and study the letter O, color orange, number 4 and ovals. • The school has expanded to include a new classroom, where Jessica Hardaway will lead students. • Students made pink handprint signs as part of breast cancer awareness. Students will have a balloon release on Oct. 14.

Porters Chapel • Elementary Students of the Month for August were Reid Haliburton, first grade; Dennis Mims, second grade; Jacob Braxton, third grade; Luke Yocum, fourth grade; Molly Smith, fifth grade; and Crosby Dotson, sixth grade. • The school collected two truck loads of clothing and coats for the Salvation Army. • Key Club members will participate in the annual Salvation Army Soup, Sandwich and Silent Auction fundraiser by serving, cleaning and assisting Salvation Army members.

Redwood • Pledge leaders for the week were Eric Bates, Nick Breland, Autumn Cochran, Alexis Clark, Denise Hamilton, Jalen Curry, Caleb Curtis, Kaniya Hollins, Darlene Jackson and Dalton May. • Redwood celebrated Warren Central Homecoming by having theme days during Spirit Week: ’50s Day, ’60s/’70s Day, Viking Day, ’80s Day and Futuristic Day. Warren Central cheerleaders performed and Willie Hutchinson, parent volunteer, presented the school

with a flag and plaque and made a special presentation about his duty in Afghanistan. • Linda Turner made and donated poodle skirts for a fifth-grade program. • Turkey Shoot planning is under way. Raffle tickets are on sale for $2, and T-shirts are on sale. More information is available by calling 601-636-4885. • Fall Break will be Monday-Tuesday; students return Oct. 12. QEP folders will go home Oct. 13, along with report cards.

Sherman Avenue • Pledge leaders for the week in Stacy Chambers’ third grade were Kalee Ross, Madison Anderson, Alexis McBroom, Justise Watts, Skye May, Joshua Rew and Lexy McDaniel. • Second-graders will attend “Mississippi Sings: Our Great State,” an introduction to orchestra and theater, on Oct. 14. • Authena Cooper helped count BoxTops and Labels for Education. Yolanda Hannah, Atina Shaw and Joseph Campbell assembled third-grade writing journals. Parent volunteer Todd Carr provided a landscaping consultation. • PTO members Morgan Abraham, Andrea and Gabe Harris, Mike Doyle, Cynthia McRunells, Kashaun McRunells, LaQuina O’Neal, Renee Styles and Shirley Williams provided snacks for the Relay for Life meeting hosted by teacher Cheryl Ricks and the Sherman Avenue Relay for Life team. • PTO meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria.

South Park • Second-graders enjoyed making, decorating and flying airplanes after reading “Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly a Plane.” • Kindergartners celebrated Johnny Appleseed’s birthday by graphing and tasting apples, counting seeds and making applesauce.

Vicksburg Catholic • The school celebrated Mercy Day Mass with the Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, followed by a tea. Sister Fatima was guest speaker. • Sheriff Martin Pace donated pencils to grades 1-6 for SAT testing. • Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Harrell, parent volunteer, spoke to Zena Phillips’ kindergartners about safety.

Vicksburg High • Guests in the Mississippi River class were Steve Jones, who spoke about navigation and dredging; Lawran Richter, who spoke about flood control and recreation on Corps lakes; Brandon Davis, who spoke on justification analyses of Corps projects; and Rodney Parker, who spoke about archaeology in

the Vicksburg District. • Key Club members served as volunteers at the Downtown Fall Festival on Saturday. • State Test tutoring schedule for seniors: Biology — 2:40-3:30 p.m. TuesdayThursday, Biology Department; Algebra I — 7-7:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday, room 220; U.S. History — 7-7:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday, room 216; English II — 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, room 103; Apex Computer Tutorial — 12:30-4:30 p.m. TuesdayThursday, room 208. • Yearbooks are on sale for $50 (or $55 with name stamping) and may be ordered from any yearbook staff member, Kristen Nutt in room 219 or www.jostens. com. Friday is the deadline to place baby ad information. • Bruckner’s Photography representatives will be available at lunch Oct. 14 to take senior portrait orders and answer questions; proofs must be turned in whether an order is placed or not.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders for the week were Glenn Powell, Edward Jones, Shante’ Parker, Erianna Gibbs and Daismyne Fisher. • PBIS good behavior sock hop will be held Friday during activity periods. • Fall Break will be Monday-Tuesday. Students return to school Oct. 12. • Gator Read Night will be 6-7:30 Oct. 13; parents must attend with their students and report cards will be issued at the session’s end. • Yearbooks are on sale for $25. After Christmas, the price will be $30.

Vicksburg Junior High • Students who read the Book of the Month for September were Virgie Demby, Kiera Tribble, Rickia Walker, Olivia White, Warner Buxton and DeShun Younger. • Remaining nine weeks exam schedule: Thursday — science and local cultures; Friday — history and art. • “The Battle of Jericho” will be the Book of the Month for October.

Warren Central High • College and Career Night will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday in Gym A. Juniors, seniors and parents are invited. • Fall Break will be Monday-Tuesday. • Donations for the Salvation Army clothes drive may be placed in the box in office A. • Students caught doing something good were Patrice Shelton, Kameron Brooks, Malcolm James, Rachel Daene, Brittany Hollie, Sherrod McDonald, Brittany Merritt, Jamelyn Carter, Brittany Cooper, Claire Kendall and Andrea Carter. • Staff members of the week were Brad Babb and Tamika Billings.

Warren Central Intermediate • Art classes created school bus safety posters after a study of National School Bus Safety. • Michael Jackson Celebration will be Thursday; cost is one Golden Buck (20 Viking Bucks.) • Fall Break will be Monday-Tuesday. Report Card Night will begin at 5:30 Oct. 13. School proofs are due by Oct. 14; picture retakes will be Oct. 20. • Remaining nine weeks exam schedule: Thursday — language and social studies; Friday — math and spelling. • Parent volunteers were Dominique Shelly, Heike Nolan, Ashley Hoeft, Tasha Mayberry, Hope Walton and Katherine Wells.

Warren Junior High • Science students of Tasha Jones made awareness post-

Warrenton • Top Accelerated Reader Classes of the Week were Heather Gordon’s third grade, Angeline Baker’s sixth grade, Velma Wince’s sixth grade and ShaJuan Carter’s sixth grade. Highest point earners were sixth-graders Zachary Moore, Faith Meredith, Destinee Shaifer, Michael Sims, Mercedes Lynch and Kiona Patton; fifth-graders Asia Brown, Destanee Pearson, De’Corius Barnes, William Shelby and Zachary Mays; fourthgraders Jaylen L. Davis and Kameren Batty; thirdgraders A’niyah Hughes,


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Brats, hot dogs will be for sale Germanfest, The Lutheran Church of the Messiah’s annual autumn celebration, will be Oct. 22 at the church on Cain Ridge Road. On the menu will be $8 bratwurst plates and $4 hot dog plates. Diners may eat at the church or take a plate to go. Germanfest will run from 4 to 7 p.m. The church is at 301 Cain Ridge Road. Call 601-636-1894 or visit

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Pecan Pumpkin Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies are tasty, trendy treat By Alison Ladman The Associated Press Which came first, the cupcake or the macaroon? Or did pie beat them in the race to be the trendy treat of the moment? Maybe it doesn’t matter. Because the hot sweet now is the whoopie pie, those delicious oversized cake-like cookies sandwiching a fluffy, sugary filling. While chocolate cookies with vanilla frosting are traditional, whoopie pies come in just as many wild flavor combinations as cupcakes, macaroons and pies. For our fall whoopie pie, we looked to three favorite cold weather flavors — gingerbread, pumpkin and pecan pie. Gingerbread lends itself perfectly to the shell of a whoopie pie. It is, after all, still cake. And pumpkin marries so beautifully with the spices of gingerbread that we couldn’t leave it out. But for the filling, we wanted to get away from traditional fluffy vanilla frosting. So we opted for a praline cream cheese filling and rolled the edges in toasted chopped pecans for a treat that’s reminiscent of a creamy pecan pie.

Pecan Pumpkin Gingerbread Whoopie Pies Start to finish: 1 hour Makes 20 small or 10 large pies For the cakes: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder See Whoopie, Page C2.

Salvation Army Lt. Indrani Bhatnagar, from left, Women’s Auxiliary President Trudy James, Auxiliary member Lil-

lian Lee, Soup and Sandwich chairman Cappy Martin and Salvation Army board chairman Bill Lauderdale

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In addition to auxiliary members, First Baptist, Bowmar Baptist and Crawford Street church members will help prepare the meals. Last year’s Soup and Sandwich event raised $14,340, Martin said. The auxiliary conducts two major fundraisers per year — the Soup and Sandwich event and a luau at Riverfront Park in the spring. The group was forced to cancel the luau due to the 2011 Mississippi River Flood, which saw a record crest of 57.1 feet at Vicksburg, 14.1 feet above flood stage and nine-tenths of a foot above the Great Flood of 1927. Proceeds will be used to fund programs sponsored by the auxiliary, including a food pantry. Also, the

Women’s Auxiliary event set for Tuesday The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is aiming to serve 800 soup and sandwich platters next week. The 32nd annual Soup and Sandwich event will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Crawford Street United Methodist Church. Tickets are $8 in advance only. “This is our biggest fundraiser,” said auxiliary president Trudy James. “We need the community to step up.” To make 800 pimiento and cheese sandwiches and bowls of vegetablebeef soup, the auxiliary will use 65 loaves of bread, 60 pounds of sharp cheddar cheese, 80 pounds of

If you go The 32nd annual Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Soup and Sandwich luncheon will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St. Tickets are $8 in advance only. Call Cherry Hudson at 601-636-8531. beef, five gallons of okra and 14 quarts of onions, bell peppers, celery and other ingredients, event coordinator and auxiliary member Cappy Martin said. Also served will be a cookie and tea.

organization donates about $2,000 a month to The Salvation Army, Martin said. The luncheon will feature a silent auction and a bake sale. Photos of the silent auction items are at Also, for a second year, celebrity waiters will serve lunch. Warren County District 4 Supervisor Bill Lauderdale, who also is The Salvation Army Board of Directors chairman, will be among the celebrities. “Without the Women’s Auxiliary, we would be hard-pressed to serve the community,” he said. “I’ll be glad to take you a tray if you come by.” The Vicksburg chapter of the Women’s Auxiliary began in 1976 with 30 members and now has 105.

With a box full of carrots and a hankering for something vaguely exotic, MaryClaire van Leunen turned to her computer for a recipe. “I looked for ‘Turkish carrots’ and I found it easily — in fact I found half a dozen,” said the retired Seattle software researcher. Everyone’s done it, fired up a search engine to deal with that mound of parsley or a bumper crop of cucumbers. But van Leunen wasn’t randomly appealing to the online universe. She was searching the recipes in her own cookbooks, the roughly 2,000 volumes that line her shelves. Without ever cracking a single spine. “In the past, I would have gone to the Central Asian section of my books and gone through the indexes,” says van Leunen. “I would have looked in two or three cookbooks, and wound up adapting something for fennel or something to the carrots.” Today, the online cookbook indexing service called Eat Your Books lets her instantly search the index of nearly every cookbook she owns. When she finds the recipe she wants, the website tells her the book it’s in. It’s part of a new wave of digital tools that are changing the way home cooks explore new recipes, revisit old ones and create satisfying meals. Eat Your Books, launched nine months ago, boasts a library of 88,000 books with more than 2,000 indexed volumes. Users just tell the site which cookbooks they own, then they can quickly peruse the recipes of the chefs and authors they already trust. Likewise, the website Cookstr catalogues recipes from more than 500 chefs and cookbook authors and offers them to users — free of charge. And mobile applications and e-books, once little more than digitized versions of cookbook content, have begun adding features that make the experience interactive and highly personal. “It is completely feasible today that a mobile device will be the center of the conSee Site, Page C2.

Specialty foods movement spreads to butter By Michelle Locke The Associated Press Remember when butter came in two varieties — salted and not? Food writer and blogger Leitha Matz can, which makes it all the more surprising when she contemplates the herd of butter choices now crowding grocery shelves. “There’s cultured butter, there are artisanal butters. You can get butter that is more yellow in the spring and summer than it is in the autumn and winter because you can actually see the tran-

sition of what the animal is eating. “ In fact, Matz, who tastetested a raft of butters for her blog, Miss, found herself “astounded at the sheer breadth and variety of butter that was available.” Spread the news: Butter is getting better in the United States. “There’s definitely been a kind of whirlwind with butter,” says Andrew Knowlton, restaurant and drinks editor at Bon Appetit magazine. Like bacon, butter has traveled an interesting path. A hand-crafted product 50 or so years ago, it descended into a mass-produced, taste-shackled commodity only to be res-

urrected in recent years as interest in good, handcrafted food has grown. First the bread at restaurants improved, then chefs, who were listing the names of farm suppliers on their menus, got serious about butter. These days, there are wildly popular butters produced by outfits like Straus Family Creamery on the West Coast and the Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery on the East. There are even “cult” butters, like the handmade product from a small dairy called Animal Farm in Orwell, (naturally) Vt., which is a See Butter, Page C2.

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Making your own butter

It’s easy, insanely good, worth it By Alison Ladman The Associated Press Why go to the trouble of making butter at home? After all, that’s why they package it all up neat in little sticks for us at the grocery store... So we don’t have to. And yet, it is so worth doing. Not every day, perhaps. But certainly for special days. Because homemade butter, simply put, is utterly and completely amazing. Plus, it’s neither difficult nor expensive. The process even can double as entertainment for the kids. Butter is a pretty basic food, and so is the making of it. Cream is agitated until the liquid buttermilk separates from the solid fats. The fats are the butter. That’s it. And there are plenty of ways to agitate cream. The most basic is to fill a jar about half full with cream. Tightly screw a lid onto the jar (canning jars are ideal), then shake vigorously. First it will slosh, then it will seem to turn solid (at which point it’s essentially whipped cream), then it will form a lump of butter in liquid. While simple, this method is tiring. You’ll be shaking that jar for a solid 5 or more minutes. It’s a good project for the kids. But to make butter to serve, it’s better to use either an electric mixer or food processor. It’s faster and far less tiring. For the best tasting butter, buy the best quality cream you can find. Keep in mind that the amount of cream you use will make roughly half as much butter. So a quart of cream will make about 1 pound of butter. After you’ve made the butter, pour off the buttermilk and add it to your pancakes, muffins or other baked goods. It also makes a great base for salad dressings.

Homemade Butter Start to finish: 20 minutes Makes about 1 pound butter 1 quart heavy cream, left at room temperature for 30 minutes Salt, optional To use the food processor, pour the cream into the bowl fitted with either the plastic or metal blade. Process on high. To use an electric mixer, pour the cream into the bowl and beat with the wire

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Food Network’s Alton Brown says the videos are being shot using a circle of 40 cameras that capture the action from all angles. Viewers then will be able to pan around the scene, stopping and watching it from any angle. He likened the experience to the so-called stop-motion special effects used in the sciencefiction movie “The Matrix,” in which the action seemed to freeze while the camera angle rotated.

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Homemade Butter whip attachment. Use a deep bowl with a splatter guard if available. Regardless of the method used, the cream will go through the same stages. At first the cream will thicken and be whipped into soft peaks, then firm peaks. Then the cream will begin to get grainy. Finally a liquid will be released so that you have lumps of fat in a milky colored liquid. The entire process should take 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the method used. Rest a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and strain out

the buttermilk. Reserve for another recipe. Place the butter in a bowl and knead with your hand to squeeze out any more buttermilk. It may seem odd to knead butter, but it will hold together and kneads easily. You can use the butter immediately or refrigerate it for later. If storing for later, you’ll want to “wash” the butter. This helps remove even more buttermilk from the butter so it doesn’t sour. Add 1/2 cup of ice water to the butter in the bowl. Continue kneading the butter in the ice water. Pour off the milky liquid. Repeat

the ice water wash and kneading process until the liquid remains clear. If you’d like to keep unsalted butter (such as for baking), wrap the butter in parchment paper and then plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 weeks or freeze for 6 months. Otherwise add salt, to taste, then wrap in parchment and plastic wrap. It also can be stored in an airtight container. This is also a good point to add other flavorings, if desired, such as honey and cinnamon for toast and pancakes, or herbs and garlic for bread or meat.

Quite well, says Knowlton. “It goes within my definition of eating healthy, which is you eat less when there’s flavorful food on the plate and you don’t if you’re using fake cheese or low-cal whatever,” he says. “I think anything where people are thinking and talking about what they’re putting in their mouths is part of a healthy diet.” Allison Hooper, co-founder of the Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, agrees. “If you eat butter that has tons of flavor, you really don’t need to eat a lot,” she says.

Her creamery started making cultured butter about 13 years ago, patterning it on French butters. In a cultured butter, raw cream is pasteurized (a requirement in the United States), then selected strains of bacteria are added to create the required flavor profile. Butter made from pasteurized fresh cream is called sweet cream butter. The butter is available salted or unsalted, or, a very popular product, seeded with sea salt crystals. Mixing things into butter, or making what are known as compound butters, is

another development that has become more common. In the October issue, Bon Appetit features a classic herb-lemon zest butter that can double as an instant sauce. The nice thing about butter is you can indulge in a little luxury without incurring the kind of financial outlay that will cut through your budget like, well, you know. “It’s not truffles or foie gras or some crazy Himalayan salt,” says Knowlton. “It’s a cheap luxury.”

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup toasted chopped pecans

kin purée. Stir in the flour mixture until thoroughly mixed. Drop the dough in mounds (1/4 cup for large or 2 tablespoons for small) onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving several inches between each for spreading. You should make 20 or 40 cakes, depending on whether you want small or large whoopie pies. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cakes feel slightly firm to the touch. Allow to fully cool before filling. To make the filling, in the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, Fluff, butter, brown sugar and vanilla until

smooth. Drop a large spoonful onto the flat side of half of the cakes. Use a second cake to top each, pressing the flat sides together. Place the pecans in a large, wide bowl, then roll the edge of each whoopie pie in the pecans to coat. Refrigerate in an airtight container. Nutrition information per small whoopie pie (values doubled for larger ones): 460 calories; 250 calories from fat (53 percent of total calories); 28 g fat (12 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 70 mg cholesterol; 51 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 2 g fiber; 250 mg sodium.

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Whoopie Continued from Page C1. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 cups packed dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons molasses 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Zest of 1 orange 2 tablespoons minced candied ginger 2 eggs 15-ounce can pumpkin purée For the filling: Two 8-ounce packages cream cheese 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff

‘Iron Chef’ host sees cookbooks of the future NEW YORK — Alton Brown’s next cookbook may be more like “The Matrix” than Food Network. That’s because the host of the network’s “Iron Chef America” says he’s done with oldschool publishing and wants to focus instead on innovative e-books. “I want to go where nobody has gone before,” Brown said during an interview at the New York City Wine and Food Festival. “I want to change the way we deal with information in the kitchen.” He says his just-released book, “Good Eats 3,” will be his last traditional cookbook. Future books — each of which will have 25 recipes — will be immersive, highly interactive blends of text, photos and video. And this isn’t your average cooking demo video. Alton

Butter supplier to celebrated chef Thomas Keller’s Per Se and The French Laundry restaurants. And for those with a taste for the exotic, there’s the butter made in Brittany that is flecked with algae. “When you go to the grocery store now, it’s not just the local dairy and the big brand. You’ve got seven or eight to choose from, including imported butters. We kind of caught up to the Europeans,” says Knowlton. How does butter fit in with that other big food trend — eating healthy?

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Heat the oven to 350 F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter, oil, brown sugar, molasses and vanilla. Add the orange zest, candied ginger and eggs, then beat to combine. Beat in the pump-

nected kitchen and Cookstr wants to be at the center of that connected kitchen,” says Cookstr chief executive officer Art Chang. Cookstr offers roughly 8,000 recipes from 16 major cookbook publishers, each of them sifted by a team of food-savvy “curators” who categorize them by variables such as ingredient, nutritional information, even taste and texture. Want a chicken dish that’s spicy, requires only one pot and has fewer than 500 calories per serving? Cookstr offers up 16 recipes, including West African chicken stew and a Thai green curry. The company has extended the reach of this highly personal, on-demand approach to actual cookbooks, packaging the well-known “1-23” series of three-ingredient cookbooks from award-winning author Rozanne Gold into 32 different digital books for iPhones and iPads. Sold through Apple’s iBookstore, recipes can be purchased in bundles of 10, 50 or 250, allowing buyers to build their own a la carte recipe collections. And cooks seem to be responding to these new digital options. Cookstr has grown from 12,000 users when it launched nearly three years ago to roughly 250,000 unique visitors a month, Chang says. Meanwhile, anticipation of the digital dining revolution has prompted designers of applications or “apps” — the programs that run on mobile phones and tablets such as the iPad — to add features that go beyond simple ingredient searches and shopping list creation to elements such as “push” notices that send daily recipes to your device, “shuffle” functions that create new menus from the same tranche of recipes, ingredient substitution options and comprehensive videos on tips and techniques. CulinApp, a Houston-based application development company, plans to offer products that couple cookbook content from well-known chefs and authors with highdefinition video personalized to the individual user’s preferences — cookbook meets on-demand cooking show. The company’s justreleased first app combines two-dozen recipes from baking expert Dorie Greenspan’s best-selling cookbook, “Baking: From My Home to Yours,” with comprehensive video of every step in every recipe. Text can be viewed in four different formats, from traditional cookbook page to a flowchart of ingredients and steps. The video can be consumed whole or broken into individual parts, called “spin view,” depending on what the user wants. When the user finishes making the recipe, a timer function keeps track of the baking

time. “There are a lot of people out there who are intimidated by baking,” says Laurie Woodward, founder of the online community Tuesdays with Dorie, which has spent the last four years baking its way through the hardcopy of Greenspan’s cookbook. “This is a really great way to introduce people to baking who are more visual.” If the new technologies are changing the way people cook, they’re also changing the way authors write. Greenspan says the app allows her to offer tips and advice that she couldn’t in a printed cookbook — for instance, demonstrating what “room temperature” butter looks like (it should hold a fingerprint). Greenspan says it also forced her to re-think her recipes and communicate them in a different way. “If you beat the butter and sugar and eggs and flour, what do you call that in spin view?” she says. “It challenged me to do things that I never do, to dissect the recipe, reconstruct it and to keep in mind ‘Will it make sense? Will it track?”’ But book lovers need not mourn the death of print just yet. Eat Your Books fan van Leunen says the site actually has inspired her to buy more books. And social media expert Natanya Anderson says the on-demand nature of sites like Cookstr will allow people to explore cuisines more efficiently and cost effectively than buying a whole cookbook. But what does appear in print likely will change. “In 10 years we’ll find very specific kinds of things that are important to have in print, whether it’s a glossy magazine for the holidays or gorgeous cookbooks that are memorable, and then this whole other class of content that’s about getting dinner on the table,” says Anderson, senior social media manager for Whole Foods Market Inc. and a veteran developer of online communities. “And I’m okay with that. If there’s more cooking information available to more people at price points and in more formats that they can utilize, then that’s a win for everybody.” Technology boosters say the new developments might get more people into the kitchen, and bring the people already there closer together. CulinApp’s format includes tabs for Facebook and Twitter so users can instantly communicate what they’re doing. Cookstr’s Chang says the company is exploring increasing its social media presence. And van Leunen says she regularly peruses the bookshelves of other Eat Your Books members to find like-minded souls. “There’s a little back alley social networking going on,” she says.

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It’s OK to have your (red velvet) cupcake and eat it, too By Rocco DiSpirito The Associated Press I have joined the cupcake craze. Except that I don’t want the calories, carbs and fat that come with these yummy delights. So I shrunk my cupcakes — not their size, but their fattening ingredients. After all, people say you can do anything with a cupcake. Fill them. Leave them plain. Decorate them. So why not make them healthy? I came up with this recipe for red velvet cupcakes, which remain satisfyingly large, yet have just 98 calories and under than 3 grams of fat each. Compare that to the standard cupcake, which can crash in with 513 calories and 26 grams of fat. Red velvet cake has been around for decades. It started as the signature dessert at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. The cake had always captured my heart. But for dieting it plays hard to get. I wanted to come up with an adaption that would capture the richness of its namesake (minus the butter, sugar and white flour). Red velvet cake is a very mild chocolate cake, but it is chocolate cake nonetheless. And yes, it is red. Unsweetened cocoa powder and natural red food coloring round out the tradition in this recipe. As for healthing it up... I did that with some simple but tasty substitutions you can try with just about any baked good. Here are the key changes: • Whole-wheat pastry flour and flaxseed meal — Both are used to replace nutritionally bankrupt white flour. Whole-wheat pastry flour lends a light, fluffy texture to the cake. Add flaxseed meal (ground flaxseeds) and you’ve got a cupcake high in omega 3’s, protein and both insoluble and

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Rocco DiSpirito is author of the “Now Eat This!” and “Now Eat This! Diet” cookbooks. His column is offered weekly by the AP.

Rocco says... • Add 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder and 1 packet of stevia sweetener to the frosting for chocolate frosting. It will only add 1 calorie per cupcake. • Spraying the paper liners with nonstick spray keeps very lowfat cupcakes, such as these, from sticking to The associated press

Red Velvet Cupcakes soluble fiber. Flaxseed meal is a dieter’s dream, as it helps you feel full. Look for it in the natural or bulk sections of the grocer, as well as in the baking aisle. • Stevia and agave syrup — Both replace the sugar, while cutting calories. Stevia is an herb known for its natural (and intense) sweetness with zero calories. It bakes beautifully. Agave is a honey-like sweetener that is sweeter than sugar, so you don’t need to use much. And make sure you buy raw agave, some are highly processed. Red velvet cake traditionally is served with a cream cheese frosting, and I haven’t veered from tradition. After

your cakes have cooled, you’ll frost them with a mixture of sugar-free vanilla pudding and low-fat cream cheese (this takes mere seconds to whip together). The frosting has a nice sweet flavor and hardly any calories. Trust me, for anyone in your family who prefers their desserts as decadent as they come, they won’t be disappointed! Oh, and while you’re making these yummy red velvet cupcakes, it’s OK if I catch you licking the bowl or with a finger in your mouth. This isn’t your grandmother’s red velvet cake.

Red Velvet Cupcakes Start to finish: 25 minutes Servings: 4

2 eggs 5 packets natural Stevia sweetener (powder) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon red food coloring 2 tablespoons buttermilk 1 tablespoon agave nectar 1/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons prepared vanilla sugar-free, fat-free pudding (such as Jell-O) 2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese, softened Heat the oven to 350 F. Line 4 large (2 1/2-inch) muffin cups with paper liners. Lightly coat the liners with cooking spray.

Get in touch with your savory side with pork pie By Alison Ladman The Associated Press

Sweet Potato and Apple Pork Pie Servings: 8 Start to finish: 1 hour 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil 1 small yellow onion, diced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage, divided 1/8 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon salt, divided 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided 1 pound ground pork 1 pound loose sausage meat 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 1 egg 1 prepared deep-dish pie crust (raw) 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest The associated press

Sweet Potato and Apple Pork Pie In a large bowl, mix together the pork, sausage meat, apple, breadcrumbs, egg and the onion mixture. Pat this mixture into the pie crust. Bake for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl mash together the sweet potato, remaining 1 tablespoon sage, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, the nutmeg and

lemon zest. After the pork cooks for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and dollop the sweet potato mixture over the surface. Return the pie to the oven and cook for another 25 to 30 minutes, or until the sweet potato begins to brown and the pie registers 165 F at the center. Cool slightly before

slicing and serving. Nutrition information per serving: 540 calories; 270 calories from fat (51 percent of total calories); 30 g fat (10 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 115 mg cholesterol; 42 g carbohydrate; 23 g protein; 5 g fiber; 770 mg sodium.

on medium to high until stiff peaks form. Working in 3 batches, fold the egg whites into the buttermilk mixture, being careful not to deflate the whites. Spoon the mixture evenly into the muffin cups. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the tops spring back when lightly touched. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack and cool. Meanwhile, to prepare the frosting in a small bowl combine the pudding and cream cheese. Mix until smooth. Spread or pipe evenly over each cupcake. Nutrition information per serving: 98 calories; 3 g fat (24 percent of total calories, 1 g saturated); 54 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 2 g fiber; 187 mg sodium.

Food products forum full of celebrity advice By Michele Kayal The Associated Press

Though apple pies tend to dominate this time of year, on chilly nights it’s nice to remember that pie can have a savory side, too. So we brought together another of autumn’s star ingredients — sweet potatoes — and paired it with salty, savory ground pork and sausage. For good measure and to add a touch of sweetness to balance the fatty meats, we even tossed in a few apples. Heaped high in a purchased deep-dish pie crust, the combination was not just delicious, but also beautiful.

Heat the oven to 400 F. In a medium saucepan over medium-high, bring about 1 inch of water to a boil. Add the sweet potatoes and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a small sauté pan over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the onion, 1 tablespoon of the sage, the allspice, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Cook until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes.

Separate the egg yolks and whites, discarding 1 of the yolks. Place the remaining egg yolk in a medium bowl. Place the 2 egg whites in another medium bowl. To the whites, add 2 packets of the Stevia, 1 teaspoon of the vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon of the food coloring. Mix and set aside. Add the remaining 3 packets Stevia, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon food coloring to the egg yolk. Whisk the yolk mixture for 3 minutes. Add buttermilk and agave. Whisk until combined. In a small bowl whisk together flour, flaxseed meal, cocoa powder and salt. Add to yolk-buttermilk mixture and beat on low just until combined. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg white mixture

the paper. • Don’t have enough time? These cupcakes also can be “baked” in the microwave. Place paper muffin liners in four 6-ounce microwave-safe custard cups. Spray the papers and custard cups lightly with cooking spray. Spoon the batter into the paper liners. Microwave on 50 percent power (medium) for 1 minute and 20 seconds to 4 minutes, or until the tops feel just firm when lightly touched. The cupcakes will puff up high while cooking, then deflate when the microwave stops. Carefully remove the cupcakes from the custard cups right away and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting. Note that microwaves can vary widely in cooking power. We provide a range for the cooking time; be sure to watch carefully as you cook.

If Tom Colicchio was your neighbor you’d ask him which knife to buy, right? And you’d definitely ask your sister-inlaw Dorie Greenspan about her favorite rolling pin. And now you really can. Online retailers with products selected by experts and sometimes tailored — by you — to your specific interests are the new face of culinary marketing. Featuring celebrity “curators” like Colicchio and Greenspan and editorial superstars like Ruth Reichl, the sites aim to cut through the volume of online items and pioneer a new era of product endorsement and editorial content. “Think of it like Facebook,” says John Caplan, founder of OpenSky, an online retailer where members “follow” their favorite celebrities to receive product recommendations and discounts. “On OpenSky, you choose the best people who are relevant to your passions and interests and they share fantastic items with you.” Founded in April, OpenSky already claims 500,000 members, Caplan says, and a 50 percent rate of returning buyers. Gilt Taste, launched just a month later, tows a less distinct line, merging high-quality editorial — led by Reichl, former editor-in-chief of the now-defunct Gourmet magazine — with sales of artisanal products. Food magazines have always carried advertisements for stoves and refrigerators and spaghetti sauce. And celebrities have always endorsed products. So what’s new? “It’s not like just being photographed wearing an item,” says Liz Lynch, senior specialist at the Burlington, Mass., digital marketing consultancy e-Dialog. “It comes across that this is something the celebrities themselves have discovered and now they’re sharing it with you. You identify more

with that celebrity. It brings them even closer.” Caplan is quick to reject the idea that sites like OpenSky are the next incarnation of celebrity endorsement. The curators at OpenSky are paid on commission, he says. None are paid by the manufacturers. “We buy goods from manufacturers and sell them to consumers,” he says. “There’s no other revenue in our business other than selling products to consumers. And it’s 100 percent transparent.” And Reichl dismisses the notion that the cozy relationship between editorial and product at Gilt Taste is a new version of “advertorial.” “You can’t pay us to sell your product,” she says. “If we sell it, we love it. And if we love it we’re happy to write about it.” With some exceptions, very little of the editorial in Gilt Taste is directly related to the products they sell. A recipe will often be flanked by links to merchants who sell the ingredients. But only twice since launching have editors commissioned a story about a product, says features editor Francis Lam. “In both instances, they were stories I would have been proud to run if I were at Gourmet,” Lam says. “And I see a benefit of our business that we can help these producers we believe in.” But some critics say the structure of the website and its self-description as “a digital-magazine-catalog hybrid” present an inherent conflict. “It’s almost a fig leaf,” says Christopher Hanson, a press critic and journalism professor at the University of Maryland. “It’s all quasi-advertisement, even the stories. You might say ‘It’s obvious, what’s the big deal?’, but it’s a big deal to the extent that anyone relies on any of the stories. There’s the chance that they might not be getting the full skinny on stuff.”


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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” — The owner, Vince Vaughn, of a gym and an overbearing entrepreneur, Ben Stiller, form dodgeball teams to compete for $50,000 in Las Vegas./8 on ABC Family n SPORTS MLB — Two teams can punch their tickets to the league championship round with wins tonight. The Philadelphia Phillies can move on with a win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the early game, while Milwaukee needs only a victory in Arizona in the late game to ad- Vince Vaughn vance./5 on TBS n PRIMETIME “Modern Family” — Jay helps Manny with a school fundraiser; Claire petitions for a stop sign at a busy intersection; Phil and Luke try to create a viral video; Gloria searches for Stella./8 on ABC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Steve Miller, singer-guitarist, 68; Brian Johnson, AC/DC singer, 64; Karen Allen, actress, 60; Clive Barker, director, 59; Bob Geld, singer, 57; Daniel Baldwin, actor, 51; Josie Bissett, actress, 41; Parminder Nagra, actress, 36; Kate Winslet, actress, 36. n DEATH Lee Davenport — A physicist who developed a radar device for U.S. and allied troops in World War II has died at 95. His daughter, Carol Davenport, said Tuesday he died of cancer Friday in Greenwich, Conn. Davenport earned his doctorate in physics for work he conducted at the secret MIT Radiation Laboratory during World War II. He is credited with developing Signal Corps Radio, a microwave radar that tracked enemy planes, before the United States entered the war in 1941.


Actress Olivia Wilde finalizes divorce Court records show Olivia Wilde has finalized her divorce from her husband of eight years. A judge approved Wilde’s split from documentary filmmaker Tao Ruspoli on Sept. 29 in Los Angeles. The judgment does not indicate how the former couple will divide their assets. Wilde filed for divorce in March, two months after she and Ruspoli separated. The pair have no children together. Olivia Wilde The “House” actress cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce petition. Wilde starred in “Tron: Legacy” and this summer’s “Cowboys & Aliens.” Ruspoli is the son of an Italian prince.

Scholarship honors educator Grandin Temple Grandin, an autistic educator who was featured in an HBO documentary, will have a scholarship established in her name at Colorado State University. The university said Tuesday the scholarship will be called the Temple Grandin Scholarship in Animal Behavior and Welfare. She’s a professor of animal sciences at CSU. Temple McDonald’s Corp. is the lead contributor to the Grandin fund. Colorado State University said the scholarship will support Grandin’s teaching and research by assisting her graduate students. HBO’s 2010 biography, called “Temple Grandin,” won seven Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. Time Magazine named Grandin one of its “100 Most Influential People in the World” last year.

Mogul Trump debuts wine enterprise Real estate mogul Donald Trump is marking the opening of his Virginia wine enterprise, which he purchased from former socialite Patricia Kluge and her husband after the bank foreclosed on their business. The reality-show figure hosted a reception Tuesday at Trump Vineyard Estates in Albemarle County, Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell and Trump’s son Eric, the winery’s president, also were to atDonald Trump tend the invitation-only gathering. The elder Trump bought Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard in April for more than $6 million. He hired Kluge as vice president of operations and her husband, William Moses, as chief executive officer.

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Decoration so realistic it’s scary No one was harmed in the making of this Halloween decoration. But the roadside attraction in Salisbury, N.C., was realistic enough for at least one 911 caller to report what looked like a grisly accident. It actually was the harmless creation of a man with a vivid imagination and a broken lawnmower. Chris Deaton made the decoration, which shows what appears to be a body with bloodstained jeans trapped under the blades of a riding mower. The victim seems to be taking it well, though, as he’s holding a can of beer. Deaton said he put out the same display last year, but he moved it closer to the road this year. Aside from the 911 call, he said he hasn’t heard any complaints.

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’The Simpsons’ is in danger in 23rd year Cancellation talk looms for show NEW YORK (AP) — In its 23rd year on TV, “The Simpsons” could be on the endangered species list. The show’s producer said Tuesday the show can’t continue under its current financial model, following a report that big pay cuts are being sought for the actors who provide voices for Homer, Marge and Bart Simpson and other characters. “We believe this brilliant series can and should continue, but we cannot produce future seasons under its current financial model,” said Chris Alexander, spokesman for 20th Century Fox Television. He said producers hope a deal can be reached. The animated series is a fixture on Fox’s Sunday night schedule, and critics consider it one of the best shows in the medium. But like many programs that have been on the air for a long time, the cost

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Characters from the animated series “The Simpsons,” from left, Maggie, Marge, Lisa, Homer and Bart of making it has become prohibitive. The Fox network reportedly loses money each year on new episodes, even as all the old episodes run in perpetuity in

NBC’s ‘Playboy Club’ first casualty of season NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s selected it one of his 10 new Playboy bunnies are being shows worth watching. replaced Brian Williams’ new prime- NWilliams, B C ’s t o p by Brian Williams. time newsmagazine, “Rock news anchor, as been The network Center,” will take over the 9 hassembling said Tuesday that its 1960s p.m. time slot on Mondays, talent in anticipation of a fall period piece drama “The starting Halloween night. launch. “Rock Playboy Club” Reruns of the drama “Prime Center” will feature Harry is being canceled, acting Suspect” will fill the hour Smith and less than 24 for the next three weeks. Kate Snow as corresponhours after dents, along the new series drew only 3.5 million people for with Meredith Vieira, Nancy its third episode. It’s the first Snyderman, Richard Engle, cancellation of the new fall TV Matt Lauer and Ann Curry. season. Williams’ new prime-time newsmagazine, “Rock Center,” will take over the 10 p.m. Eastern time slot on Mondays, starting Halloween night. Reruns of the drama “Prime Suspect” will fill the hour for the next three weeks. “The Playboy Club” started weak, with 5 million viewers for its first episode, and didn’t improve. Set in a Chicago club and evoking the era and attitude made fashionable by “Mad Men,” the drama was hurt by strong competition. Both “Hawaii 5-0” on CBS and “Castle” on ABC are their networks’ strongest 10 p.m. dramas, said Bill Gorman of the website TV By the Numbers. The viewership for “Castle” is up 8 percent over the first two weeks of last year, Nielsen said. NBC’s drama drew some mixed reviews and protests by activists who tried to encourage an advertiser boycott, deeming the material inappropriate for network television. Mike Hale of The New York Times wrote that the series was “an unwieldy and mostly humdrum combination of mob tale and backstage musical.” In his pan, Steve Johnson of the Chicago Tribune harkened back to the magazine: “Like mean people or rainy Saturdays, the Playboy Club is, alas, a turn-off.” Frazier Moore of The Associated Press, however, called the show “a plush escape” and

reruns and are a cash cow for producers and creators. Producers are demanding a 45 percent pay cut from the six voice actors, who reportedly make nearly $8 million

each for a season. The website said the voice actors have offered to take a 30 percent pay in return for a portion of the show’s syndication and merchandise revenue.

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Jackson doctor’s girlfriend talks calls, shipments LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Conrad Murray’s complicated love life became entangled with the life and death of his patient Michael Jackson, prosecutors suggested Tuesday as they called a parade of women witnesses who received phone calls from the doctor as Jackson was near death. The evidence was designed to show that the doctor was trying to juggle his medical practice, personal life and superstar patient all at the same time and was so distracted he failed to give Jackson proper care. Murray’s phone records from the day Jackson died were

displayed in court as a backdrop for testimony of those at the other end of the cell phone calls. Three of them were Dr. Conrad current and Murray former girlfriends and one was the manager of Murray’s Houston office. Nicole Alvarez, who lives with Murray and is the mother of his small son, was a key witness. She said she received a phone call from Murray as he rode in an ambulance beside

Jackson’s lifeless body on June 25, 2009. “I remember him telling me that he was on the way to the hospital in an ambulance with Mr. Jackson and not to be alarmed,” Alvarez said. “He was worried I would hear about it.” Three more calls to her were recorded that day but she didn’t remember the conversations. Alvarez was depicted as an unwitting conduit for Murray’s purchases of the powerful anesthetic propofol which Jackson craved as a sleep aid. Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter, accused

of giving the star an overdose of the drug and failing to respond properly when he found him not breathing. Murray has pleaded not guilty, and his attorneys claim Jackson took the fatal dose himself. Alvarez recounted how she received many shipments of boxes for Murray in April, May and June 2009 but didn’t open them and had no idea of their contents. The pharmacist who shipped them to her Santa Monica apartment from Las Vegas testified that he thought he was shipping to Murray’s medical office.

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Nicole Alvarez is sworn in before her testimony in Dr. Conrad Murray’s trial in Los Angeles.


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Wife’s past experience looms large in marriage Dear Abby: I met my husband, “Jerome,” two years ago. During our courtship, he helped me to find faith. Because of that, I wanted a completely honest relationship with him and confessed to a “less than moral” experience that occurred several years before I met him. Apparently he was able to accept it, because he proposed and we have been married for several months. Recently, however, Jerome has been saying it’s bothering him and he doesn’t know how



to let it go. I’m angry and hurt that something that happened long ago is now causing problems in my marriage. It has made me question why I was honest with him. I’m afraid Jerome will never


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Do all that you can to get out and move around as much as possible in the year ahead. The more exposure you get, the more people you’ll meet who can become good friends. It behooves you to establish as many contacts as you can. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Today’s events could turn out to be rather beneficial for you, especially if you have plans with someone who has proved lucky for you in the past. Life has a way of repeating itself. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Because certain breaks could be coming your way, devote your time and energies toward fulfilling a tough ambition of yours. It’ll help if you keep what you’re doing to yourself. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Use any and all special knowledge or expertise you’ve acquired that could benefit you as well as two special friends who are involved with you in a project. Something positive will come of it. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Since you are now in an extremely favorable achievement cycle, don’t waste your time and efforts on small potatoes. Aim for the big spuds in all that you do. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — The excellent impression you’ll make on everyone you come in contact with will be both favorable and lasting. Where you’ll really shine is in one-on-one relationships. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Lady Luck will do her best to help you develop some new channels to achieve your needs as well as your wants. Don’t coast, however, because she may not stick around very long. Aries (March 21-April 19) — The quickest way to be successful is to put your interests second. When you do what you believe to be best for everyone else, you feather your own nest as well. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — If you work from a structured agenda and do the toughest jobs first, you’ll be amazed at how well things will turn out for you and how pleased you’ll be with your accomplishments. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Adopting an optimistic attitude and demeanor could be extremely effective in enhancing your popularity with the opposite gender. Put it to the test and see for yourself. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — An extremely tough matter can be put to rest if you make it your priority to do so. Whenever you’re dealing with something of this ilk, know that it cannot be done in bits and pieces. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Although you may be comfortable with certain ideas, there is a good chance they’ll appear to be a bit too grandiose for others. The reason: you’ll be using different methods of measurement. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Because your material prospects look exceptionally good, don’t put off until tomorrow what you can easily take care of now. When things are this good, live in the now, man.


Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and make average grades. My parents have a rule that I can’t date a guy who is two years older than I am. Recently, I met a guy who is 20. My parents said I couldn’t go out with him, but I told them I was going to sneak behind their backs and see him. Last week, I skipped school and this guy and I went to a movie, but my dad found out. Now my parents say he can see me at my house, but we can’t go out. What can I do? After all, I’m not a baby. — Nameless, Atlanta, Ga. Nameless: You might not be a baby, but you sure act like one. Be thankful that your parents allow this guy to see you at your house. Dr. Wallace: I spent four weeks in England this past summer. My uncle keeps asking me if I have mad cow disease. Since I didn’t eat any meat in England, I know I didn’t get mad cow disease. Still, I’d like to know what it is. — Missy, Brookhaven, Miss. Missy: Mad cow disease attacks the nervous system of cows and sheep. People who eat beef and mutton from infected animals run the risk of contracting a brain-wasting condition called CreutzfeldtJakob disease, which, in some cases, is fatal. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.

forgive me. He says he feels as though he has to compete with my past and doesn’t feel he can live up to it. How do I tackle this problem? I can’t change my past, I can’t take back what I told him, and I can’t do anything to change my husband. Please help. — Haunted by the Past Dear Haunted: First, stop apologizing. You are the sum total of all your experiences, and that’s the woman he married. Tell your husband you will not accept anything less than marriage counseling

NOW. He knows about your “experience” because you leveled with him. Make it clear that this isn’t a contest, and he’s all you want in a man. If he can’t accept it, there is no basis for a marriage, and frankly, little hope for a future together.

• 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.

Battle to quit smoking is fought on many fronts Dear Doctor K: At a recent medical visit for my heart condition, my doctor urged me again to quit smoking. At 70, I’ve quit repeatedly without lasting success. I’ve tried the patch. I’ve tried medicine. Neither has worked. Support groups aren’t for me. Being told over and over that I need to quit smoking just leaves me feeling depressed and weak. Can you offer me any hope? Dear Reader: Yes, absolutely! The fact that you’ve tried so hard to quit smoking is a good sign: Wanting to quit is the necessary first step. I know you feel discouraged right now. I’ve had many patients in exactly your situation who have successfully become ex-smokers. That’s why I’m going to encourage you to try again. Nicotine is highly addictive. Willpower alone isn’t enough when you’re trying to quit. Fortunately, there are lots of tools to help you fight this addiction. Quit-smoking aids include nicotine-replacement patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers, sprays and medications. Toll-free “quitlines” can connect you to the help you need (find the quitline in your state at None of these tools work miracles. Often they’re more effective when combined. It’s also true that one drug might work even if another one failed. So consider these options: I know you tried the nicotine patch. Talk to your doctor about coupling the patch with a short-acting nicotinereplacement product such as nicotine gum, lozenge or inhaler. These products

ASK DOCTOR K Dr. Anthony L.


can help you to rapidly ease sudden cravings. If the medicine prescribed for you didn’t help, ask your doctor about trying a different drug. There are several drugs, and one might work even if another has not worked. And ask your doctor about combining medicine with a product that replaces nicotine. There also are plenty of new treatments under development. For example, scientists are trying to create vaccines that cause a person’s immune system to attack nicotine and keep it from reaching the brain. My advice? Please don’t wait for exciting new treatments. Work with your doctor or a specialist in smoking cessation to tailor a plan that works for you.

• Write to Dr. Komaroff in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016, or send questions to his website,

The Vicksburg Post

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet. 02. Public Service FREE TO GOOD home. Medium size black female puppy. 8 weeks old. 601638-9994, 601- 631-4134. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

05. Notices

01. Legals

01. Legals

THE FOLLOWING VEHICLE was left at Sims Collision, LLC. 200 Neal Lane, Vicksburg, Ms 39180-9243, 601-638-6006, for repair has not been claimed within 30 days. It will be sold as an abandoned vehicle on: Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 11:00am. 1994 Pontiac Grand VIN: 1G2WJ52K2XF318412 Publish: 9/28, 10/5, 10/12(3t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: THE ESTATE OF EDNA SMITH SANDERS, DECEASED NO. 2010-138PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary of the Estate of EDNA SMITH SANDERS, Deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 23rd day of November, 2010 and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days of the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors. Failure to so do will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this the 16th day of September, 2011 CHARLES LAMAR SANDERS Publish: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5(3t)

LEGAL NOTICE Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the FAMILIES FIRST RESOURCE CENTER Mississippi Department of Human Services The Mississippi Families First Resource Center (FFRC) RFP has been amended with a change in the submission date. The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) will accept sealed proposals during business hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. until October 31, 2011, at the MDHS State Office Building Lobby, 750 North State Street, Jackson MS 39202, or by mail at P.O. Box 352, Jackson, MS 39205-0352, for the purpose of soliciting proposals from interested parties who can most effectively and costefficiently administer a Families First Resource Center (FFRC). Proposals will be accepted from organizations currently established as Families First Resource Centers (FFRC) and providing abstinence, healthy marriage, parenting and fatherhood education classes to families in Mississippi. The Program shall also provide a variety of family support services, which enhance/strengthen the ability of parents to respond to their children in a positive manner, stabilize the family unit, prevent teenage pregnancies, increase parenting skills and knowledge, and prevent serious disruptions in family life. All services are provided at no charge to the youth and their families. The proposal must address all of the following services: 1. Abstinence-UntilMarriage and Youth Development Education 2. Healthy Marriage Education 3. Responsible Fatherhood Training 4. Parenting Skills Training This Request for Proposals (RFP) can be picked up at the MDHS State Office, downloaded from the MDHS or obtained by mail upon request to: John Davis, Division of Economic Assistance Mississippi Department of Human Services 750 North State Street Jackson, MS 39202 (601) 359-4810 MDHS reserves the right to reject or negotiate any and all proposals or cancel this request for proposals at its discretion. Publish: 9/28, 10/5(2t)

07. Help Wanted

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI RICHARD ALLEN SELBY PLAINTIFF/ COUNTER DEFENDANT VS. NO. 09-267GN PRISOCK PROPERTIES, INC., et al DEFENDANT/ COUNTER PLAINTIFF SUMMONS (Service by Publication) TO: Unknown heirs of Richard Allan Selby, Deceased Unknown Heirs of Allan B. Selby, Deceased AND ANY AND ALL PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN AND TO THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED PROPERTY. LOTS 42 PT & PT 43 PLAT BK 1-116 / PG 86 DB WB-P / PG 265 S/T/R/ 34/16/03 CHAMBERS ST ADD each of whose present residence and address is unknown. You have been made Defendant in the lawsuit filed in this Court by Prisock Properties, Inc., Counter Plaintiff, whose address is P. O. Box 7, Lauderdale, MS 39335. The Counter Claim filed herein has initiated a civil action seeking the confirmation of title to the above described property. DOT MCGEE CHANCERY CLERK BY /s/ Denise Bailey, D. C. OF COUNSEL: William M. Bost, Jr. Attorney at Law, MSB 3702 1221 Grove Street Vicksburg, MS 39183 Tel: (601) 634-1802 Fax: (601) 634-1596 Email: Publish: 9/28, 10/5, 10/12(3t)

07. Help Wanted

JOIN OUR TEAM Do you have the skills? Are you team oriented & energetic? Laclede Chain Mfg. Co., LLC is looking for you! Laclede Chain Mfg. Co., LLC is accepting applications for:

SKILLED MACHINE OPERATORS Qualified applicants are being sought for our new facility near Vicksburg and must be able to relate mechanical skills, educational and/or practical, on application and during an interview. Laclede Chain Offers: •Medical, Dental, and Prescription Insurance Plans •Paid vacations and holidays •Life insurance •401k with Company match •AFLAC plans •Tooling Allowance •And MORE Applications may be obtained and completed at: WIN Job Center 1625 Monroe St. Vicksburg, MS

“Credit problems? No problem!� No way. The Federal Trade Commission says no company can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

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

¡ Education on All Options ¡ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt

Effective March 25, 2011. The Horizon chips were discontinued. You may redeem Horizon Casino chips during normal business hours at the Grand Station Casino cage through July 25, 2011.

06. Lost & Found CATAHOULA CUR found on Charlie Brown Road in Utica. Orange collar has address. Call 601-613-0973 to identify.

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

FOUND!! MALE DAPPER Dachshund. Mt Alban/ Steve Road area. 601-2184402 or 601-218-1072.



LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg

LOST! MALE BOXER. BRINDLE color, wearing red collar, 3 years old, Blue Creek Drive/ Grange Hall Road area. Member of the family. 601-218-6364.

LOST YOUR NINE IRON? Check the classifieds daily or sell the rest with a fast action classified ad.

636-SELL 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

ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.) KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

Runaway Are you 12 to 17? Alone? Scared? Call 601-634-0640 anytime or 1-800-793-8266 We can help! One child, one day at a time.

PUT THE CLASSIFIEDS TO WORK FOR YOU! Check our listings to find the help you need... • Contractors • Electricians • Roofers • Plumbers • Landscapers

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07. Help Wanted

BE YOUR OWN boss! Process medical claims from home on your computer. Call The Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC. BECOME A CERTIFIED pharmacy technician today! Call 601-540-3062 for more information.

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 EXPERIENCED WAITRESSES NEEDED. Apply Monday- Friday 2pm -4pm ONLY. No phone calls. Billy's Italian Restaurant Vicksburg Factory Outlet.


   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " 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.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

17. Wanted To Buy

19. Garage & Yard Sales

24. Business Services

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

117 BROOKWOOD DRIVE. Knickknacs, tools, some clothes. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7am12 noon. No early birds.

ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response.



CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT

12. Schools & Instruction ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Allied Health. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-210-5162. WORK ON JET Engines. Train for hands on Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866455-4317.

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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

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

15. Auction LOOKING FOR A great value? Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post, 601-6364545, ask for Circulation. ESTATE ITEMS FROM Neil and Rosalie Morrissey estate; details at

17. Wanted To Buy 3 BEDROOM, 14 or 16 foot wide mobile home. Good used condition, in Vicksburg. 601-456-4773, 601-456-4777. If no answer, please leave message.

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.

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

WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

20. Hunting

1977 TAURUS CAMPER. $1,000 or best offer. 601636-5564. 1998 YAMAHA BIG Bear. With basket wench $1,700. Call Tim 601-540-1827. ATV REPAIR. HONDA, Yamaha, Polaris, Rangers. In business since 1998. Pick up welcome. Call Rob at 318-467-5552. COMPAQ DESKTOP PC, with computer desk, $250. 972-207-8733. 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. OLD BRICKS AND old timber for sale. Coming from Surplus building on Levee street. 601-301-0841.

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!

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.

300 ACRES HUNTING, Timberland, Hard wood. 12 years old. Food plot, good road, campsite. Duck and Deer. $1,450 per acre. 601218-5060. TWO 12 GAUGE shot guns. One 50 caliber muzzle loader. 601-629-7418.

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

24. Business Services Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce COME HOME to a clean house with out paying outrageous prices. References available. 20 years exp. 601636-1100 or 601-218-0634.

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

ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133 I-PHONE REPAIR. Buy, sell and repair. Arcue Sanchez - 601-618-9916. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

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


28. Furnished Apartments PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com Call today! 601-874-1116. SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747. SMALL ONE BEDROOM. Utilities and cable furnished. No deposit, references required. $175 weekly, off South Washington. 601529-1617.

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19. Garage & Yard Sales

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

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

102 LAKE FOREST Drive, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 6am-12 noon, lots of furniture, two 26 inch mountain bikes, high chair, stroller, baby items, 2 formal dresses, books, antiques, clothes, craft supplies, household items.

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

Classifieds Really Work!

Pumpkin Patch Costume Pictures! $20 per entry. Bring picture to The Vicksburg Post. 1601 N. Frontage Road 601-636-7355 Deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 25th

Needed Part-Time Janitor Contact in Person: ADMINISTRATOR

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


Wednesday, October 5, 2011 208 CHADWICK

Nice quiet neighborhood east of town. Features split floor plan & walk-in closets throughout. Large kitchen with lots of cupboards and pantry. Large family room with fireplace and built in bookshelves. Home has been freshly painted. Sit on your deck and enjoy the wonderful backyard.

• Ceramic Tile & Area Rug Cleaning Grout Cleaning • Carpet/Oriental/ & • Furniture/Drapery• Ceramic • HouseTile Cleaning Area Rug Cleaning Cleaning • Carpet & Fabric Grout • Clean & Wax Protection • House WoodCleaning & Vinyl Floors • Furniture/Drapery

• Carpet & Fabric • Clean & Wax Wood ServiceMaster Protection & Vinyl Floors

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Home for Sale? Show it to the world at

1 BEDROOM APARTMENT with appliances, 801 First East #2. $325 monthly, $200 deposit (in advance). No pets. 601-638-8295.

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

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.

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

THE COVE Stop looking, Start living!

$0 deposit for October Paid cable, water and trash. Washer, Dryer and built-in microwave furnished.


• Lake Surrounds Community

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

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

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

Great starter home! Large 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Delivery, set-up, tie down, central air included. $9950. 662-417-2354, 601-624-3287. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

1978 14X80 SINGLE wide. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Remodeled, Must be moved. $5,000. 601-631-1300. 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.

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

FIVE BEDROOM 2007 28x80 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, living room and den, like new! Only $57,900 662-417-2354, 601-619-1555.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

BIG FOUR BEDROOM! 2008 28x80 4 bedroom, 2 bath, delivery, set-up, central air included. $499 per month. 662-417-2354, 601-624-3287.


32. Mobile Homes For Sale

SINGLEWIDES, DOUBLEWIDES, TRIPLEWIDES, Land and Home Packages. Mississippi's Largest Repo Dealer. Payments starting at $199/ month. www.vicksburghomeser 662-417-2354, 601-619-1555.

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

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

No matter what type of office you’re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

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

1803 Clay Street

601-634-8928 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

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

Call 601-636-SELL to sell your home or office!

Broker, GRI

601-636-6490 Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549 Sybil Carraway...601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790

Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211


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31. Mobile Homes For Rent COUNTRY LOT, NICE 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $565 monthly with deposit and references. 601-638-6660.

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.

HOME FOR SALE *MUST SEE* $169,500 619 Holly Ridge Drive Belle Meade Subdivision 1749 square feet 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths hard wood, ceramic tile, granite, open floor plan. Updated! David 601-218-9495

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

40. Cars & Trucks 2002 CHEVROLET TAHOE LS. Leather, 3rd row seats, towing package. Excellent condition, well maintained. $7,995. 601-6362847.

... Hurrey It’s r o Bef ne! Go

40. Cars & Trucks

2004 Oldsmobile Alero ONLY $977 Down

1999 MERCURY SABLE. Very nice car, in good condition. $2,400. 601-529-1195.

Gary’s Cars Hwy 61S 601-883-9995

Classifieds Really Work!

✶Guaranteed Financing✶

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First Annual


P U M P K I N PATC H “Saint”


Owner: Allaina Harbin




$15 per entry

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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments


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

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

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

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



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

HILLVIEW ESTATES “Vicksburg’s Premier Rental Community”

Barnes Glass

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

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

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

36. Farms & Acreage


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

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

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

34. Houses For Sale

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


Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

3 BEDROOMS IN South Vicksburg, recently updated. Large den, carport, storage shed, no pets. $950 monthly. 601-529-7960.

103 Pear Orchard Drive, Vicksburg, MS • 601-636-3116



Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

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.

SUE L. RICHARDSON 601-415-0957

Cindy Roberson 601-415-5880

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.

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.

Call Today To See!!

•Priced to sell at $249,900

30. Houses For Rent

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


•Waterfront with 125’ pier •Double boat slips (covered) with mortorized boat lifts •3 bed 2 bath & bonus room •Open living area with semi- vaulted ceiling with exposed beams •Great screened porch •New granite counter tops •New flooring throughout •Newly painted interior

Mutter ServiceMaster bybyMutter 601-636-5630 601-636-5630

601-218-7318 31. Mobile Homes For Rent


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This weeks featured property

AFTER SCHOOL The Clean you expect ACTIVITIES The serviceKEEPING you deserve YOUDon’t TOO let BUSY getting your home or TOoffice CLEAN? ready for the holidays get The Clean you expect

New Price - $167,900

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New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

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

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


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.

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

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


SPORTS We dn e sday, Oc tobe r 5, 2011 • SE C TI O N D

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


MLB on TV 5 p.m. TBS - Philadelphia at St. Louis, NLDS Game 4 8:30 p.m. TBS - Milwaukee at Arizona, NLDS Game 4

Texas advances Rangers move on, Yankees stay alive MLB roundup/D3

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

WC at Madison Central Friday, 7 p.m. VHS at Greenville-Weston Friday, 7 p.m. St. Al at Resurrection Saturday, 7 p.m.

On TV 5 p.m. TBS - Two teams can punch their tickets to the league championship round with wins tonight. The Philadelphia Phillies can move on with a win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the early game, while Milwaukee needs a victory in Arizona in the late game to advance.

Who’s hot

BROOKE KISTLER Warren Central volleyball player had a teamhigh 10 points in a loss to Northwest Rankin on Tuesday.

Sidelines Missouri might leave Big 12

ST. LOUIS (AP) — It wasn’t too long ago that Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton spoke of “working every day to hold the Big 12 together.” Now he’s been tasked with helping decide whether the Tigers are the latest program to leave a troubled conference fighting for its future. University curators voted unanimously Tuesday night to consider leaving the Big 12 instead of committing to the league for the long term. The governing board’s members agreed unanimously after a 4-hour closed meeting at the system’s St. Louis campus to give Deaton authority to look elsewhere, specifically “any and all actions necessary to fully explore options on conference affiliation....which best serve the (school’s) interest.” And Deaton, the conference’s public face through its recent turmoil, is resigning as chairman of the Big 12’s board of directors to avoid the obvious conflict of interest. Now it looks as if the Big 12 might be losing two members for the second straight year.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 9-7-4 La. Pick 4: 9-8-8-4 Weekly results: D2

Mercedes-Benz buys dome naming rights By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The home of the New Orleans Saints and site of six Super Bowls will be renamed the Mercedes-Benz Superdome under a deal with the German automaker announced Tuesday. The deal will allow Mercedes-Benz USA to have its name associated with championships in college and pro football and men’s college basketball over the next 16 months — plus an NFL team that has gone from a doormat to Super Bowl winner. The stadium also hosted a Republican presidential convention and a visit from the pope, and once served as refuge for thousands of miserable victims of Hurricane Katrina. The team holds authority to sell naming rights to the 73,000-seat, state-owned stadium through their lease,

which runs through 2025. A price for the 10-year naming-rights deal was not disclosed. Gov. Bobby Jindal said the agreement was between the Saints and Mercedes-Benz — and the automaker had asked not to have the price released to the public. Mercedes-Benz also owns naming rights to arenas in Shanghai and in Stuttgart, Germany. The Superdome is the company’s first such venture in the United States. Andrew Zimbalist, a Smith College professor who studies sports economics, said the economy has made the sale of naming rights difficult lately. He said that the British bank Barclays paid less than expected in 2007 for naming rights for the Brooklyn arena that will house the NBA’s Nets, as did the MetLife insurance company in a deal this summer for naming rights to the New

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The venerable Louisiana Superdome, seen here in 2010, will become the Mercedes-Benz Superdome under a naming rights deal announced Tuesday. Jersey stadium where the Jets and Giants play football. He also cited the fact that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has yet to sell naming rights for his stadium that

opened in June of 2009. “It’s been a very difficult time to sell naming rights,” Zimbalist said. Gov. Bobby Jindal called the agreement “a great part-

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nership between two worldclass organizations” and touted the savings that taxpayers would enjoy by See Dome, Page D3.

prep football

Lady Vikes wrap up inaugural season Port Gibson players suspended by MHSAA

By Jeff Byrd

Warren Central concluded its first volleyball season on a good note Tuesday night against Class 6A powerhouse Northwest Rankin. The Lady Vikes (9-11) extended the Lady Cougars to four sets. Warren Central won the third set, 26-24, but Northwest Rankin came back to take the match, 3-1, by winning the fourth set 25-16. WC striker Brooke Kistler said the competitive match showed just how far the Lady Vikes have come in just two months. “This shows we’re coming on,” said Kistler, a junior. “We’re going to have a good team next year. We bring back a lot of our power with me, Taylor (Willis) and Shareena (Smith), along with some good setters and servers.” The Lady Vikes will lose just one senior starter, setter Jazmine Carter. “We came a long way,” said Carter, who was honored before the game. A point guard on the WC basketball team, she never thought she would get recognized for playing volleyball. “I wish I could play another year,” Carter said. “This game is pretty hard, but I enjoyed it. The season went good and we did our best.” That was more than enough for first-time volleyball coach Greg Head. “I’m very proud of the girls,” Head said. “We took that set from Northwest and it was like we won a state

By Jeff Byrd

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Warren Central’s Shareena Smith jumps for a block against Northwest Rankin’s Bailey James during Tuesday’s game at Warren Central. championship. They worked so hard. To end the season like this by playing well against a team that is one of the best in the state, says

a lot. We lose one senior, Jazmine Carter, but we’ve got a good group coming back.” Kistler said it was a good

move to play Northwest Rankin, which had played 32 matches this season. See Vikes, Page D3

A total of 22 Port Gibson and Raymond High School football players were suspended for one week and each school was hit with a $500 fine by the Mississippi High School Activities Association Tuesday in response to Friday’s on-field fight. Each team had 11 players suspended. “This matter is still under investigation,” MHSAA associate director Rickey Neaves said. “We’re still reviewing the film and talking to the coaches.” Port Gibson coach Lynn Lang said he was disappointed that the players will miss this week’s key Region 6-4A game at Florence, but understood after a Monday hearing with MHSAA executive director Don Hinton that one-game suspensions were likely to be handed down. The school will not face probation, lose any remaining home games or future home playoff games. The fight caused the game to be called in the third quarter with Port Gibson ahead, 38-10. Seven of the suspended See Suspension, Page D3.

JUCO football

Hinds hopes to keep up momentum against Jones By Jeff Byrd

With a 2-0 mark in the MACJC South Division, Hinds Community Colleg seeks to continue its midseason momentum when it hosts Jones Junior College Thursday in Raymond. Hinds (4-1) had a 31-19 homecoming win over East Central last week to remain in first place in the South Division with Gulf Coast. Jones (3-2, 0-2) dropped to last place with a loss last week to Copiah-Lincoln.

Hinds coach Gene Murphy said his team can’t rest on its recent success. “We still have our work cut out for us,” Murphy said. “You have to be ready every week in this league.” The Eagles punished East Central behind a 280-yard passing game from quarterback Deon Anthony. The strong outing made an impression on East Central coach Brian Anderson. “Hinds has got a real good football team,” said Anderson, a former offensive lineman at Mississippi State.

“Their receivers have great skills and with a good running game, they are really balanced as a team.” Anthony, who now has thrown for 976 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season, credits his receivers. “They make it pretty easy for me,” Anthony said of the Eagles’ wide receiving corps of Quadarius Mireles, Adam McWilliams and Quantavious Leslie. Mireles, a freshman, is an Ole Miss placement, and has 21 receptions for 281 yards. Leslie, who initially signed

with West Virginia, has six touchdown catches. The one low note for the offense was the loss of sophomore guard Steven Jordan for the season. The Warren Central product dislocated his shoulder against Co-Lin. Jordan will apply for a medical redshirt. The Hinds defense has been stout, led by a ballhawking secondary. The Eagles have intercepted 11 passes this season. Safety Adonis Armstrong leads the team with five.

Former Vicksburg High star Malcolm Butler starts at cornerback and his firstquarter interception stopped East Central’s opening drive. “We have guys who stay on the ball,” Butler said. “We want the ball as much as the other team’s receivers do.” Making the tackles for Hinds has been the Vicksburg Post’s 2009 Defensive Player of the Year, freshman linebacker Mitchell Hoskins. Hoskins has 53 tackles with 111⁄2 stops for loss. He has 31⁄2 sacks.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 5 p.m. TBS - Philadelphia at St. Louis, NLDS Game 4 8:30 p.m. TBS - Milwaukee at Arizona, NLDS Game 4 WNBA FINALS 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Atlanta at Minnesota, Game 2 WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL 6:30 p.m. FSN - Texas A&M at Texas


from staff & AP reports

NBA NBA cancels preseason after talks falter NEW YORK — The NBA canceled the remainder of the preseason and will wipe out the first two weeks of the regular season if there is no labor agreement by Monday. No further meetings are scheduled, making it even more likely the league will lose games to a work stoppage for the first time since 1998-99, when the season was reduced to 50 games. Owners offered players a 50-50 split of basketball-related income. That’s below the 57 percent that players were guaranteed under the previous collective bargaining agreement, but more than the 47 percent union officials said was proposed to them. The only numbers that matter now are the millions that will be lost when arenas go dark.

MLB Buckner ball goes on eBay this month NEW YORK — The Bill Buckner ball is back in play. The prize souvenir from the 1986 World Series will go on eBay this month with a $1 million price tag, put up for auction by the Grammy-nominated songwriter who once bought it from actor Charlie Sheen. Seth Swirsky owns the ball and plans to begin the online auction on Oct. 15 — and it won’t last long. He intends to close the bidding late on the night of Oct. 25 at the exact minute of the 25th anniversary of Buckner’s famous error. Swirsky said he decided to part with a favorite piece while driving around last week, a day after watching Boston collapse on the final night of the regular season.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Summitt to receive Maggie Dixon award NEW YORK — Tennessee coach Pat Summitt will receive the Maggie Dixon Courage award when she brings her Lady Vols to the sixth annual Classic that honors the former Army coach. Summitt surprised the sports world with her announcement in August that she had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. She will begin her 38th season when the Lady Vols start practice today. The winningest coach in college basketball — men’s or women’s — is the fourth recipient of the award. She joins Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer, former Army player Lt. Col. Kim Kawamoto and California’s Tierra Rogers.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct. 5 1985 — Eddie Robinson becomes college football’s winningest coach as Grambling beats Prairie View A&M 27-7. It’s Robinson’s 324th career victory, one more than Paul “Bear” Bryant had before he retired from Alabama after the 1982 season. 1991 — Fresno State ties an NCAA record for most points in a quarter, with 49 in the second period as it pounds New Mexico 94-17. Fresno State’s Derek Mahoney ties an NCAA record with 13 extra points. 2001 — Barry Bonds sets a new mark for home runs in a single season, hitting Nos. 71 and 72, but San Francisco is eliminated from the playoffs with an 11-10 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. 2008 — Peyton Manning turns a colossal collapse by the Houston Texans into a stunning victory for the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts score 21 points in a late span of 2:10 — two touchdowns thanks to fumbles by Sage Rosenfels — then intercept Rosenfels’ last-ditch comeback attempt for a 31-27 win.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard 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 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 Friday’s Games Mount Olive at Cathedral, 7 p.m. Salem at Hinds AHS, 7 p.m. Dexter at Stringer, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Game 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 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 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...................................5-2.......................3-2 Claiborne Academy..................2-4.......................2-3 Glenbrook.................................3-4.......................2-3 Union Christian.........................0-7.......................0-4 Tallulah Academy...................0-7.......................0-5 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..........................2-5.......................0-0 Prairie View..............................2-4.......................0-2 Friday’s Games Riverdale at Central Hinds, 7 p.m. Prairie View at Trinity, 7 p.m. Riverfield at River Oaks, 7 p.m. ———

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


School W-L Pts Prv 1. Olive Branch (6)....................(6-0) 145 2. Lafayette (9)...........................(7-0) 131 3. Meridian.................................(6-0) 129 4. Northwest Rankin..................(6-0) 105 5. Brookhaven............................(5-0) 75 6. Picayune................................(5-1) 59 7. Noxubee County....................(6-1) 50 8. Oak Grove.............................(7-0) 35 9. Wayne County.......................(6-0) 30 10.Philadelphia...........................(7-0) 19 Others receiving votes: East Side 17, Madison Central 16, Taylorsville 10, Laurel 8, Ocean Springs 8, Bogue Chitto 7, Gulfport 7, Jackson Aca. 6, West Bolivar 6, Long Beach 5, North Pontotoc 4, Tylertown 3, Southaven 2, Cathedral 1, South Panola 1, West Jones 1.

Class 6A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Olive Branch (14)..................(6-0) 167 2 2. Meridian (3)............................(6-0) 154 3 3. Northwest Rankin..................(6-0) 138 4 4. Oak Grove.............................(5-1) 97 1 5. Madison Central.....................(4-2) 48 NR Others receiving votes: Ocean Springs 26, D’Iberville 19, Petal 13, Gulfport 12, Southaven 6.

Class 5A

School W-L 1. Picayune (3)...........................(5-1) 2. Brookhaven (11)....................(5-0) 3. Wayne County (3).................(4-2) 4. Long Beach............................(4-1) 5. Pearl.......................................(4-2) Others receiving votes: West Jones City 14, West Point 6.

Pts Prv 155 2 154 1 131 3 118 4 69 5 33, Yazoo

Class 4A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Lafayette (16).........................(7-0) 168 1 2. Noxubee County....................(6-1) 140 2 3. Laurel.....................................(5-1) 124 3 4. Tylertown (1)..........................(5-1) 110 4 5. Mendenhall.............................(4-2) 71 5 Others receiving votes: North Pontotoc 21, Forrest Co. AHS 19, Louisville 14, Northeast Jones 13.

Class 3A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. East Side (13)........................(7-0) 166 1 2. Philadelphia (4)......................(7-0) 153 2 3. Hazlehurst..............................(5-1) 134 3 4. Charleston..............................(5-2) 81 4 5. Kossuth..................................(6-0) 69 5 Others receiving votes: Forest 42, West Marion 22, Palmer 7, Aberdeen 6.

Class 2A

School W-L 1. Taylorsville (12).....................(6-0) 2. West Bolivar (4).....................(6-1) 3. Calhoun City (1)....................(6-1)

Pts 161 140 115

Prv 1 3 4

4. Bassfield.................................(5-2) 107 5 5. East Marion............................(5-1) 100 2 Others receiving votes: Bruce 12, South Delta 9, J.F. Kennedy 9, Madison-St. Joseph 8, Bay Springs 7, Hollandale Simmons 6, Lumberton 6.

Class 1A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Cathedral (13)........................(6-0) 164 2 2. Bogue Chitto (3)....................(7-0) 153 3 3. Durant....................................(6-1) 127 1 4. Shaw (1)................................(5-2) 77 NR 5. East Oktibbeha......................(5-1) 66 4 Others receiving votes: Nanih Waiya 37, Thrasher 22, Stringer 12, Ray Brooks 9, Sebastopol 7, Falkner 6.


School W-L Pts Prv 1. Jackson Aca. (14)..................(7-0) 157 1 2. Jackson Prep.........................(6-1) 137 2 3. Washington School................(6-0) 105 4 4. Simpson Aca..........................(7-0) 101 3 5. Starkville Aca.........................(6-1) 62 5 Others receiving votes: Trinity Episcopal 40, Madison-Ridgeland Aca. 21, Tri-County Aca. 17. ——— All Associated Press members in Mississippi are eligible to participate in the high school football poll. Those who voted for this week’s poll are: Daily Leader, Brookhaven; The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus; Bolivar Commercial, Cleveland; Delta Democrat-Times, Greenville; The Sun-Herald, Biloxi-Gulfport; Hattiesburg American, Hattiesburg; The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson; Laurel LeaderCall, Laurel; Enterprise-Journal, Mc Comb; The Meridian Star, Meridian; Mississippi Press-Register, Pascagoula; Picayune Item, Picayune; Starkville Daily News, Starkville; Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo; The Vicksburg Post, Vicksburg; The Commercial Appeal, Desoto.

college football Top 25 schedule

Thursday’s Game No. 8 Oregon vs. California, 8 p.m. Friday’s Game No. 5 Boise St. at Fresno St., 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 LSU vs. No. 12 Florida, 2:30 p.m. No. 2 Alabama vs. Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 17 Texas, 11 a.m. No. 6 Oklahoma St. vs. Kansas, 2:30 p.m. No. 7 Stanford vs. Colorado, 6:30 p.m. No. 8 Clemson vs. Boston College, 2 p.m. No. 14 Nebraska vs. Ohio St., 7 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina vs. Kentucky, 11:21 a.m. No. 11 Virginia Tech vs. Miami, 2:30 p.m. No. 12 Michigan at Northwestern, 6 p.m. No. 16 West Virginia vs. Connecticut, 11 a.m. No. 18 Arkansas vs. Auburn, 6 p.m. No. 19 Illinois at Indiana, 1:30 p.m. No. 20 TCU at San Diego St., 9:30 p.m. No. 21 Georgia Tech vs. Maryland, 11 a.m. No. 22 Arizona St. at Utah, 2:30 p.m. No. 23 Florida St. at Wake Forest, 11:30 a.m. No. 24 Texas A&M at Texas Tech, 6 p.m. No. 25 Baylor vs. Iowa St., 6 p.m. ———

Mississippi college schedule

Thursday’s Game Ark.-Monticello at Delta St., 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Mississippi St. at UAB, 11 a.m. Miss. Valley St. at Alabama A&M, 1 p.m. Millsaps at Austin College, 1 p.m. Faulkner at Belhaven, 1:30 p.m. Southern Miss at Navy, 2:30 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Jackson St., 4 p.m. Mary Hardin-Baylor at Mississippi College, 6 p.m. Open date: Ole Miss, Alcorn St. ———


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 2 3 Mississippi St..............0 3 2 3 Saturday’s Games 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. Open date: Ole Miss ———


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

West Division

Conference W L SMU...............................2 0 Houston.........................1 0 Tulsa..............................1 0 Tulane............................1 1 Rice...............................0 1 UTEP.............................0 2 Saturday’s Games 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. Open date: SMU, Tulsa, UTEP ———

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



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

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

W L PF Prairie View...................3 1 3 Ark-Pine Bluff................2 1 3 Southern U....................2 1 2 Texas Southern.............1 2 2 Grambling......................1 3 1 Saturday’s Games 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. Open date: Alcorn St., Grambling

PA 2 2 3 2 4

National League


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

L 1 1 2 4

T 0 0 0 0

South L 1 1 3 4

T 0 0 0 0

North L 1 2 2 2

T 0 0 0 0

West L 1 2 3 3

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .750 .750 .500 .000

PF 133 135 100 69

PA 96 98 95 104

Pct .750 .750 .250 .000

PF 107 88 39 63

PA 70 56 85 108

Pct .750 .500 .500 .500

PF 119 80 74 64

PA 57 74 93 72

Pct .750 .500 .250 .250

PF 91 111 81 49

PA 85 113 111 126


W Washington......... 3 N.Y. Giants......... 3 Dallas.................. 2 Philadelphia........ 1 W Tampa Bay......... 3 New Orleans...... 3 Atlanta................ 2 Carolina.............. 1 W Green Bay.......... 4 Detroit................. 4 Chicago.............. 2 Minnesota........... 0 W San Francisco.... 3 Seattle................ 1 Arizona............... 1 St. Louis............. 0

L 1 1 2 3

T 0 0 0 0

South L 1 1 2 3

T 0 0 0 0

North L 0 0 2 4

T 0 0 0 0

Oct. 1: New York 9, Detroit 3 Oct. 2: Detroit 5, New York 3 Monday: Detroit 5, New York 4 Tuesday: New York 10, Detroit 1 x-Thursday: Detroit (Fister 11-13) at New York (Nova 16-4), 7:07 p.m. Texas 3, Tampa Bay 1 Sept. 30: Tampa Bay 9, Texas 0 Oct. 1: Texas 8, Tampa Bay 6 Monday: Texas 4, Tampa Bay 3 Tuesday: Texas 4, Tampa Bay 3 ———

Pct .750 .750 .500 .250

PF 83 102 99 101

PA 63 87 101 101

Pct .750 .750 .500 .250

PF 84 127 90 89

PA 77 98 105 102

Pct 1.000 1.000 .500 .000

PF 148 135 94 77

PA 97 76 98 96


L T Pct PF PA 1 0 .750 94 75 3 0 .250 58 97 3 0 .250 86 87 4 0 .000 46 113 ——— Sunday’s Games Arizona at Minnesota, Noon Oakland at Houston, Noon Kansas City at Indianapolis, Noon Philadelphia at Buffalo, Noon New Orleans at Carolina, Noon Cincinnati at Jacksonville, Noon Tennessee at Pittsburgh, Noon Seattle at N.Y. Giants, Noon Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. San Diego at Denver, 3:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at New England, 3:15 p.m. Green Bay at Atlanta, 7:20 p.m. Open date: Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Miami, St. Louis, Washington Monday’s Game Chicago at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship schedule Sep. 19 — GEICO 400 (Tony Stewart) Sep. 25 — Sylvania 300 (Tony Stewart) Oct. 2 — AAA 400 (Kurt Busch) Oct. 9 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 15 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 23 — Good Sam Club 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 30 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 6 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 13 — Kobalt Tools 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 20 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla.

Sprint Cup standings 1. Kevin Harvick............................................... 2,122 2. Carl Edwards............................................... 2,122 3. Tony Stewart................................................ 2,113 4. Kurt Busch................................................... 2,113 5. Jimmie Johnson........................................... 2,109 6. Brad Keselowski.......................................... 2,108 7. Matt Kenseth................................................ 2,108 8. Kyle Busch................................................... 2,107 9. Jeff Gordon.................................................. 2,103 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr...................................... 2,088 11. Ryan Newman........................................... 2,081 12. Denny Hamlin............................................ 2,054

——— Nationwide Series schedule Sep. 9 — Virginia 529 College Savings 250 (Kyle Busch) Sep. 17 — Dollar General 300 (Brad Keselowski) Oct. 1 — OneMain Financial 200 (Carl Edwards) Oct. 8 — Kansas Lottery 300, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 14 — Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage, Concord, N.C. Nov. 5 — O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 12 — Wypall 200, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 19 — Ford 300, Homestead, Fla.

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, unless noted

American League Detroit 2, New York 2

Philadelphia 2, St. Louis 1 Oct. 1: Philadelphia 11, St. Louis 6 Oct. 2: St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 4 Tuesday: Philadelphia 3, St. Louis 2 Today: Philadelphia (Oswalt 9-10) at St. Louis (Jackson 12-9), 5:07 p.m. x-Friday: St. Louis (Carpenter 11-9) at Philadelphia, 7:07 or 7:37 p.m. Milwaukee 2, Arizona 1 Oct. 1: Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1 Oct. 2: Milwaukee 9, Arizona 4 Tuesday: Arizona 8, Milwaukee 1 Today: Wolf 13-10) at Arizona (Saunders 12-13), 8:37 p.m. x-Friday: Arizona at Milwaukee, 4:07 or 7:07 p.m.


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transactions BASEBALL

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL—Fined St. Louis manager Tony La Russa for criticizing an umpire in a televised interview during Sunday night’s game. Suspended free agent minor league OF Timo Perez, Oakland minor league OF Mitchell LeVier, free agent minor league C Oscar Rodriguez and free agent minor league RHP Kelvin Santana 50 games for violating the minor league drug program.

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Announced strength and conditioning coach Ty Hill will not return next season. Named Ryan Stoneberg strength and conditioning coach.

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Declined the 2012 club options on 3B Casey Blake and RHP Jon Garland. Assigned INF-OF Eugenio Velez outright to Albuquerque (PCL).


NBA Development League

TEXAS LEGENDS—Named Del Harris coach in addition to his duties as general manager.


MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed FB Ryan D’Imperio from the practice squad. Waived TE Allen Reisner. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed S Ross Ventrone to the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS—Released WR Michael Campbell and TE Martell Webb from the practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Placed DT Will Tukuafu on the injured reserve list. Signed S Colin Jones from the practice squad. Signed WR John Matthews to the practice squad. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Released FB Eddie Williams. Placed LB Matt McCoy on injured reserve.


Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-1-4 La. Pick 4: 9-9-6-0 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-5-8 La. Pick 4: 4-2-5-8 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-7-4 La. Pick 4: 9-8-8-4 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

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New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin reacts after scoring on a Derek Jeter double to center field during the third inning against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday.

Burnett prospers in Yankee rout By The Associated Press

With the season on the line and no better options, the Yankees sent A.J. Burnett to the mound and hoped for the best. New York’s $82.5 million enigma came through when his team needed him most. With the help of a huge firstinning catch by Curtis Granderson, Burnett pitched effectively into the sixth, and the Yankees routed the Detroit Tigers 10-1 Tuesday night to send their AL playoff series back to the Bronx for a decisive fifth game. “It doesn’t make a difference what you’ve done in the past,” Derek Jeter said. “We wanted him to go out there and pitch well. Trust me, I’m pretty sure all the New York fans will remember this game as opposed to some of the other games.” The Yankees didn’t plan to start Burnett in this series. Not after he posted a 5.15 ERA during the regular season, the third-worst in the majors among qualifying pitchers. But New York didn’t have

On TV 5 p.m. TBS - Philadelphia at St. Louis, NLDS Game 4 8:30 p.m. TBS - Milwaukee at Arizona, NLDS Game 4 much of a choice after Game 1 was suspended by rain Friday and took two days to finish. New York’s worst fears appeared justified in the first. In fact, the Yankees’ bullpen was already stirring when Burnett walked three hitters, one intentionally, to bring up Don Kelly with two outs and the bases loaded. Kelly hit a hard line drive to center field. Granderson appeared to misjudge the ball at first before backing up and jumping at the last second to rob Kelly of an extra-base hit. Instead, the hopeful vibe at Comerica Park subsided quickly. Jeter rebounded from a game-ending strikeout Monday, putting the Yankees ahead to stay with a two-run double in the third. Granderson also had an RBI double and New York broke it open with six runs in the eighth.

Burnett allowed a run and four hits in 52⁄3 innings before turning it over to the bullpen.

Rangers 4, Rays 3 The Tampa Bay Rays simply ran out of comebacks. Adrian Beltre hit three home runs, Ian Kinsler also went deep and the Texas Rangers knocked the Rays out of the playoffs Tuesday with a 4-3 victory in Game 4 of their American League division series. “It’s always painful, especially being around the league for this long,” Tampa Bay designated hitter Johnny Damon said. “You never know when your last opportunity is going to be. We battled very tough. We had a good enough team to win, and keep on winning. It just seemed Texas definitely had our number.” Unable to win a home game against Texas again, the Rays were eliminated under their own roof by the Rangers for the second consecutive year.

D-backs 8, Brewers 1 Paul Goldschmidt hit a grand

slam and tied a franchise postseason record with five RBIs, fellow Arizona rookie Josh Collmenter befuddled Milwaukee batters again and the Diamondbacks stayed alive in the NL division series with a rout of the Brewers. Goldschmidt, who has made big hits a habit since he was called up from Double-A Mobile on Aug. 1, gave Arizona a 7-1 lead in the fifth with a two-out, opposite-field homer to right off Shaun Marcum after Miguel Montero had been intentionally walked. Montero drove in two runs with a single and double.

Phillies 3, Cardinals 2 Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel’s moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series. Francisco batted for pitcher Cole Hamels and broke open a scoreless game with a twoout, three-run homer in the seventh inning.


elimination of a state payment to the team. Superdome manager Doug Thornton said the addition of the naming-rights deal to extra revenues from new seats, luxury boxes and expanded concession stands and clubs will eliminate the state’s payment, which he said totaled $13.8 million last year. That revenue deal went into effect with the current NFL season. “It goes from $13.8 million to zero,” Thornton said. The Superdome opened in 1975. It has gone through many renovations, including a massive rebuild after Katrina ripped off its roof when the storm struck in August 2005. The Superdome was considered a total loss by some lawmakers, who debated if it was worth restoring after the 2005 storm. The roof had been torn off and the building flooded. Evacuees filled the building, stewing in the heat without lights, air conditioning or working bathrooms, a scene that epitomized the chaos of the disaster. The stadium reopened for the 2006 Saints season as the first part of a multiphase $336 million renovation project paid for by the state that was completed this past summer. Workers have replaced, refurbished and added seats; created new club facilities and luxury suites; and installed new video systems and scoreboards. “Having big upcoming events is attractive to those wanting naming rights,” Zimbalist said. “But as strange as it sounds, the role the Superdome had during Katrina and the attention it drew probably turned out to be a positive.” Upcoming events are expected to attract an affluent demographic targeted by the automaker that’s owned by Germany-based Daim-

ler AG. The Sugar Bowl and BCS college football championship are scheduled in January 2012, followed by the NCAA’s men’s Final Four basketball championships in April 2012 and the Super Bowl in 2013. Ernst Lieb, chief executive of Mercedes-Benz USA, said the city’s successful rebuilding after Katrina was another major factor in agreeing to the deal. “I don’t think three or four years ago, Mercedes-Benz would have thought about going into a relationship like this,” he said. A naming-rights deal had been an elusive goal for the Superdome, one of the few readily recognizable stadiums without one. Lieb said Saints owner Tom Benson’s wife, Gayle, came up with the idea of approaching Mercedes-Benz. Her husband is a longtime owner of Mercedes-Benz dealerships in New Orleans and San Antonio. Serious talks began in April when Benson visited Germany. “We look forward to this deal doing great things for the city, this stadium and the New Orleans Saints,” Tom Benson said. In addition to a familiar football venue, the stadium was the site of a 1987 visit by Pope John Paul II and the 1988 Republican National Convention. Built at the edge of New Orleans’ business district, the stadium has a place in local lore, which holds it was built on the site of a former cemetery. In voodoo-conscious New Orleans, some speculated that was one reason why the Saints didn’t have a winning record from their first season in 1967 until 1987. Their break-out season came after Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass before thousands on the stadium floor.


Continued from Page D1. The Lady Cougars will take their 21-11-1 record into next week’s Class 6A playoffs. “They have a lot of spikes,” Kistler said of the Lady Cougars. “And they were very hard to get spikes against, but it was a good experience for us. They are one of the

best teams in the state while we’re just in our first year. The main thing we have to work on is our vertical jumps for next season.” Kistler helped give WC a brief 15-14 lead in the first set. The Lady Vikes also got two aces from Smith and a

block and dig from Carter. Northwest, however, came back behind a strong service game to take the first set, 25-18. The Lady Cougars took the second set, 25-13. WC bounced back with its strongest performance of the

season in the third set. A kill by Willis tied the set at 21. It was tied again at 24 when Kistler had a pair of kills to win the set and extend the match. She finished with a team-best 10 points in the match. Smith had six points and two kills.

confidence that Port Gibson (6-1, 2-1 Region 6-4A) will be ready for Florence. “I’m going to show folks that I’ve got talent,” Lang said. “I’ll have Sayles. He wasn’t even dressed (against Raymond). I’ve still got my 4.4 (40-yard dash) guy in Tommy McCaplin and Johnny Hulbert, too.”

Lang said he regrets how the city of Port Gibson was portrayed after the incident. “What bothers me the most, is what they said about Port Gibson,” Lang said. “We had a great atmosphere. The fans were excited.” Calls to Raymond coach Charles Brown were not returned.

Suspension Continued from Page D1. players are starters including Isaiah Anderson, Adarius Barnes, Darius Moore, Andrew Beverly, Calvon Smith, Quintarius Webster and Dakembi Stewart. On Tuesday afternoon, Lang received Hinton’s decision. Barnes, a senior, is a Mississippi State commit and the team’s leading wide receiver

and starting safety. He played quarterback in the Raymond game since the team’s regular starter, Silento Sayles, was held out after suffering a concussion against Mendenhall last week. Smith is the Blue Waves’ second-leading receiver and plays cornerback on defense. Despite the suspensions, Lang expressed

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visit www.southernculture. org. For more information, call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center at 601-6304240.

Over the River Run set for Saturday

The Troy Lee “Doc” Jenkins Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday 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.

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. To download an entry form,

Troy Lee Jenkins golf tournament

YMCA youth football roundup Beechwood Bulldogs vs. Redwood Rockets - Michael

Robinson scored two touchdowns, on runs of 80 and 71 yards, and Tyler Karel had a 10-yard TD run. Dana Road/Warrenton Gators vs. South Park Bulls - Malik Kilcrease scored on two long touchdown runs, Cameron Butler had a 40-yard TD run, Curtis Ross a 30-yarder and James Waites a 21-yard run. Sherman Ave./Bovina

Vikings vs. Bowmar Bears - Shane Ragan scored three touchdowns on runs of 10, 10 and 60 yards, and Anthony Lumpkin scored on a pair of runs from 5 and 60 yards out. Dylan Whitfield caught a 10-yard TD pass, and Tommy Curtis capped the scoring with a 10-yard run.

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John James Audubon Artist changed views of the natural world By Lisa Zhito •


BORN IN HAITI in 1785 and raised in France, John James Audubon came to America in 1803. Armed with a naturalist’s curiosity, an artist’s eye for detail and an outdoorsman’s adventuresome spirit, Audubon transformed the art and scientific world while leaving future generations a rare chronicle of early American life. Today, Audubon’s works are museum pieces, and a rare original edition of his landmark 1827 book, Birds of America, sold last year for more than $10 million. Alan Gehret, curator of the Audubon Museum in Henderson, Ky., Audubon’s home from 1810 to 1819, talked to American Profile about the early American wildlife artist and naturalist.

AP: Who was John James Audubon? AG: Audubon was a painter and naturalist best known for his paintings of birds, but he also painted mammals and other wildlife species. He became known for his paintings because of their realism and natural habitats. He also did a lot of the initial studies on American wildlife species. He began the whole popularization of wildlife as something more than a commodity to be used for food or clothing.

AP: So his paintings were unusual for their time? AG: Audubon was the first to paint wildlife in a realistic style. He literally changed the way the world viewed wildlife and painted it. Before Audubon, paintings of birds were simple stiff profiles of the creatures. That’s what was considered scientifically accurate at the time. Audubon wanted to show how birds lived and what they did—how they fed their young, built their nests and what their habitats looked like. He posed animals in lifelike settings and told stories in his paintings of what was taking place, whether it was a simple pastoral scene of birds looking after their young or something dramatic, such as a snake attacking a bird’s nest.

AP: Why else is he important?

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AG: He left us a picture of what America was during those early days. In his painting of a snowy egret, for example, you can see a plantation house in the background, and you actually see him in that one, a hunter with his rifle, probably about to shoot the bird. If not a major plantation house or a cityscape in the background, then you see the vast forests or the

prairies—maybe a lone log cabin somewhere in the image. It gives you an idea of the changes that were taking place in America.

AP: What inspired Audubon’s love of nature and wildlife? AG: From his earliest days of growing up in France, his stepmother spoiled him and allowed him to pursue his interest. He had an innate interest in anything wild, birds especially, and nature of all sorts fascinated him. He was attracted to nature and fascinated with the beauty and diversity of the natural world.

AP: How was he perceived during his lifetime? AG: He became extremely well known in his lifetime. When he went to England in 1826 and exhibited his paintings he became, as author Richard Rhodes said, “the rock star” of that time. Everybody wanted to meet Audubon, see his paintings, dine with him and talk with him. He wrote home to wife Lucy, “I’ve become a great naturalist!” He’d received the recognition he wanted.

AP: What’s surprising to know about him? AG: He was quite a practical joker. A fellow naturalist named Rafinesque from Hungary was (Continued on page 6)

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Silhouettes for Survivors Texas artist snips paper profiles to benefit breast cancer survivors By Marti Attoun, contributing editor •


uninsured breast cancer survivors. Eden’s mother, Allison, 34, of nearby Pearland (pop. 37,640), marvels at the silhouette’s striking resemblance to her daughter, complete with eyelashes, curls and hair ribbon. “A good silhouette should be more than a shadow,” says Rose, 61, while snipping facial profiles during a benefit last October at Bering’s store in Houston. “It should capture the person’s personality.” Rose has created hundreds of thousands of paper profiles, including those of Elvis Presley and Queen Elizabeth, since landing her first job at age 16 as a silhouette artist at AstroWorld amusement park in Houston. Just as impressive as her instant portraits is Rose’s concern for others. In 2005, she founded the Rose Ribbon Foundation with her husband, Dr. Franklin Rose, a plastic surgeon, to provide free reconstructive surgery to uninsured breast cancer survivors. Her silhouettes have raised more than $200,000 for the charity. “I realized that I could make a difference in the world by giving people hope, goals and Cindi Harwood Rose holds a paper silhouette created for Eden Rockwell. wellness,” she says.

EDEN ROCKWELL, 4, perches on a chair and stares straight ahead as artist Cindi Harwood Rose creates a silhouette of the child’s face with surgical scissors and a blank sheet of black paper. For a $40 donation to her Rose Ribbon Foundation, the Houston, Texas, woman clips Eden’s paper profile in 40 seconds and, in the process, helps fund reconstructive surgery for

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She created the foundation to honor her sister, Holly Harwood Skolkin, 58, of Houston, who was diagnosed in 1997 with advancedstage breast cancer. Since Skolkin’s cancer had spread, she did not undergo a mastectomy, but her longing for a life of “normalcy” touched In 1982, the her sister’s heart. That desire to feel San Antonio and look normal is shared by breastExpress-News cancer survivor Pat timed Rose as McCaffety, 56, of Hempstead, Texas she snipped (pop. 4,691). For three 144 silhouettes years, she lived with scars from a double in an hour. mastectomy. “It was a daily reminder that I had cancer,” McCaffety says. “I was very selfconscious.” McCaffety didn’t have medical insurance and never imagined that she could afford reconstructive breast surgery. Then a friend suggested she contact the Rose Ribbon Foundation. In May 2010, McCaffety underwent reconstructive surgery, and it didn’t cost her a penny. “I still can’t believe this has happened until I look in the mirror,” McCaffety says as she wipes away tears. When she harvested her garden last year, she filled a big basket with squash, tomatoes and bell peppers for the Roses. (Continued on page 12)


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POISED AT THE START LINE, 8-year-old Darby intently watches

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narrow, elevated plank, Darby is clearly focused on her teammate, who uses her voice and physical cues such as eye contact and hand signals to direct her spotted dog. At one point, the Dalmatian reaches a table where she must sit still for five seconds before proceeding to a teeter-totter and more jumps. The

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course ends with Darby airborne and gliding through a tire hoop. “Good girl!” says Lane, extending a liver treat to her panting partner just past the finish line. “I’m still in awe that Darby and I have this communication that can be wordless,” says Lane, of South Elgin, Ill. (pop. 16,100), now in her sixth year as a dog agility trainer. “I can run her through this course without saying a thing, and she’s still with me and choosing to play this game with me.”

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Rescue and redemption Darby wasn’t always a “good girl” when she joined the Lane household while the family lived in New Orleans. When Lane’s husband, Brian, found the dog in 2002 in a vacant lot, she was a filthy, wormy puppy with a penchant for chewing furniture, charging at other dogs and barking for attention. She ignored Lane’s commands and even chewed up a cherished antique trunk. “I didn’t have a clue how to handle her,” says Lane, who took Darby to an agility class two years later “out of pity and exasperation.” Surprised by how Darby liked the sport, Lane began to enjoy it, too. Together, the unlikely teammates learned to be more patient with each other and to celebrate small victories such as the first time Darby cleared two consecutive jumps. “She had so much fun and so much focus on the obstacles that she started to forget her concern for the strangers and the other dogs in the class,” Lane says. Today, Darby is one of two Dalmatians to earn a United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) Championship title. Meanwhile, Lane has opened her own dog training business in South Elgin to help other (Continued on page 19) A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M • PAGE 17


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(Continued from page 17) owners see the potential in their pets. She credits Darby and the sport for prodding her to become a public speaker. “Because I’m so passionate about agility and how it can change ‘problem’ dogs into dogs we love and adore and couldn’t imagine not being in our lives, I’m no longer afraid to speak in public or walk up to a stranger and strike up a conversation,” Lane says. “Who knew a dog sport could do all that?”

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“Obedience training was always limited to a few basic exercises and then boredom sets in; whereas with agility, the course is ever-changing and you have to learn to have really good communication skills with your dog,” says Tatsch, 56. Today, the sport includes more than 25,000 registered U.S. competitors representing more than 200 dog breeds. The USDAA boasts more than 150 agility training groups conducting hundreds of events annually and

Dog agility first was demonstrated in 1978 as entertainment presented in between events at the famed Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England. Witnessing the demonstration firsthand in 1985 was Kenneth Tatsch, a businessman and dog lover in Dallas, Texas, who became so captivated by the relationships between handlers and their dogs that he began to explore agility training in earnest. The following year, he formed the Dallas-based USDAA and began promoting the sport across America.

// Jim Bahr (above) runs with 3-year-old Pressure, while Jamie McCoy (left) coaches her dog, Sky, through the agility course.

culminating with the Cynosport World Games, which draws nearly 4,000 spectators and handlers each autumn. Often referred to as the “sport for all dogs,” agility is open to pure and mixed breeds, both large and small, though physically fit canines with lots of energy generally are the best candidates. Their human handlers put each animal through its paces without a touch or a prop. Scoring is based on faults, and some of the most competitive courses can be completed in less than 35 seconds. Ashley Deacon, 43, of Redwood City, Calif., knew nothing about dog agility when he began participating in the sport in 2003. He now holds consecutive World Championship titles in the USDAA’s Dog Agility Steeplechase with his 8-year-old female Pyrenean shepherd, Luka. Deacon says bonding with his dog is important to him, but he also enjoys the sport’s social aspect. “It’s just a fun activity to get you up and out early in the morning to go to a competition and meet good friends,” he says.

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// Nancy Fantuzzi trains with Mocha-Jo in Sparta, N.J.

The sport seems to bring out the best in both dogs and people. Mocha-Jo had a missing left eye, a limp in her left front leg and fear-based aggression toward moving cars and other dogs when the Australian shepherd began training with her owner, Nancy Fantuzzi, 44, of Sparta, N.J. Then, in 2007, Fantuzzi was diagnosed with cancer on the same day that their training bag was packed for Mocha-Jo’s much-loved agility class. “She’s looking at me and looking at the door and I just thought, ‘She loves to do this, and having one eye and a fused wrist doesn’t stop her, so [cancer] isn’t going to stop me,’” Fantuzzi recalls. Throughout her treatments, Fantuzzi and Mocha-Jo continued to train and attend classes “because it made me feel that if I could keep moving, then I was winning the cancer war,” says Fantuzzi, whose cancer now is in remission and whose dog gradually has overcome her own aggression. “Now,” she says, “Mocha-Jo and I can face anything the world throws at us, including weave poles and A-frames!” ★

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