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Vicksburg convict arrested in string of coast burglaries By Pamela Hitchins

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Members of the Warren Central JROTC Armed Exhibition Drill Team, from left, Kiara Calvin, Rachel Daene, Alexander Wright, Anthony Generaux and Brandi Waldrop practice their routine Tuesday in preparation for competition in Grenada Oct. 16. Kiara, 15, is the daughter of Lisa Calvin and Kenneth Johnson; Rachel, 17, is the daughter of Roger and Susan Daene; Alexander, 14, is the son of James S. Wright and Sherri Ethridge; Anthony, 16, is the son of Gene and Jaqi Sellon; and Brandi, 15, is the daughter of Mack and Becky Waldrop. At right, the late-afternoon sun casts shadows as the team practices.

Interviews this month for Alcorn, JSU bosses By The Associated Press JACKSON — The state College Board will move forward with its search for presidents for Jackson State University and Alcorn State University with the first round of interviews later this month. Board President Bettye Neely said in a news release Tuesday that the search committees have held listening sessions on each of the campuses. Officials say the search committees are in the process of reviewing ratings given to each of the candidates. A select number of candidates will be invited for interviews Oct. 20-22. Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds said even though the state constitution gives the board the authority to choose university leaders without outside input, an inclusive process

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leads to selecting the best possible candidate. Bounds also said it’s important to keep the names of the candidates confidential. “Nationally, we have seen those in public positions face retribution when it was revealed that they were seeking new positions,” Bounds said in the news release. “We certainly do not want to discourage the best leaders in higher education from applying for fear of the consequences they may face with their current institutions.” Alcorn State has been without a permanent leader since George Ross stepped down in February to become president of Central Michigan University. Former JSU President Ronald Mason left at the end of June to take over the Southern University System, based in Baton Rouge.

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A Vicksburg native arrested in Ocean Springs Friday and suspected in a string of burglaries there has a Warren County criminal history dating to the 1980s Darrah Williams and was serving his third prison sentence from here when released in February, records show. Darrah Williams, 43, who formerly lived at 742 Dabney Ave., had been sentenced

Aug. 21, 2007, by Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick to serve 12 years in prison, District Attorney Ricky Smith said today. Smith said his office was informed that Williams was released Feb. 25. He had no information on why Williams was released early, but said any time Williams served in the county jail after his arrest on Feb. 3, 2006, would have counted toward the sentence. Williams was arrested by Ocean Springs police after being spotted sitting in a car near one of two U.S. 90 businesses that had been reported burglarized, police See Convict, Page A7.

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Margie Phelps kicks a U.S. flag on the grass outside the Colorado State Capitol during a rally in March.

Court hearing case of protests during military funerals By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The father of a Marine killed in Iraq is asking the Supreme Court to reinstate a $5 million verdict against members of a fundamentalist church who picketed his son’s funeral with signs like “Thank God for Dead Sol-

diers” and “God Hates the USA.” The court is hearing arguments today in the dispute between Albert Snyder of York, Pa., and members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. The case pits Snyder’s right to grieve See Protest, Page A7.

Vicksburg contract office has role in cleanup of nation’s munitions David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

A Mississippi Department of Transportation crew pulls broken pieces of the Interstate 20 overpass at Old Highway 27 where an 18-wheeler carrying diesel ran off the road Sept. 24. The work tied up eastbound traffic on the highway for hours Tuesday and this morning while crews were working, and foreman Eddie Kirkland said it was expected to be completed today.

By Danny Barrett Jr. The Vicksburg branch of a Virginia-based defense contractor will have a role in the research and analysis for a $750,000 contract to develop a system for the U.S. Air Force to find and help remove unex-

ploded bombs. A technical staff of five will work out of a building across from Central Fire Station on Walnut Street to develop an electronic tagging system for the Mark 82 family of unguided aerial bombs, said See Contract, Page A7.





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Vicksburg’s only cab service adds second car By Manivanh Chanprasith A second vehicle has been added to the fleet of Vicksburg’s only taxi cab company that resumed business three weeks ago. “The second taxi cab was added Sept. 27,” Deputy City Clerk John Carroll said Tuesday. He said the vehicle had passed inspection by the

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Fight over fence leads to shooting A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning charged with aggravated assault after his nextdoor neighbor was shot in the leg during a fight over a fence, said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. William “Eddie” Thigpen, 30, 69 Nebula Drive, was arrested at his home after witnesses told deputies he shot Russell Hartley, 31, 61 Nebula Drive. The two were arguing over a fence into which Hartley had backed his vehicle during the weekend, witnesses told deputies. They said Hartley was on the ground when he was shot in the leg, the sheriff said. River Region Medical Center said this morning that Hartley was in fair condition. Thigpen was held without bond, awaiting a hearing.

Teen faces charges in home burglary A Vicksburg teen was charged with residential burglary, and all items missing from the home on Haas Street were recovered, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said this morning. Shawn Deric Horton, 17, 121 Jones Alley, was taken to police headquarters Tuesday by his uncle and subsequently charged in the Friday burglary of the home in the 400 block of Haas. Stewart said he expects an additional arrest in the theft of two laptops, a cell phone, an electronic game system and games. Horton was released from the Warren County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

City man charged in stolen car case A Vicksburg man arrested in a traffic stop Tuesday has been charged with receiving stolen property in the case of a vehicle taken in Jackson

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valued at $80 was reported missing at 4 p.m. from a home in the 1000 block of Warrenton Road. • A PlayStation game system valued at $400 and four games valued at $40 each were reported missing at 5:45 p.m. from a home in the 300 block of Shady Lane. • A 42-inch Visio flat-screen TV was reported missing at about 5:30 p.m. from a home in the 2000 block of South Frontage Road. • A purse valued at $50 and $100 inside it were reported taken from a 2006 Ford Taurus parked in the 3000 block of Washington Street. • A Sanyo DVD player valued at $50, a Sanyo 19-inch flatscreen television valued at $200 and a Carrier air conditioner valued at $150 were reported missing at 10 p.m. from a home in the 2000 block of Rogers Street.

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and recovered in Vicksburg. Ricky Sims, 41, 32 Pauline Drive, was arrested on a warrant after a traffic stop at Hall and Warrenton roads at about noon, said Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart. Sims had been seen by police sitting in the stolen car in the 4500 block of Washington on Sept. 17, the day it was stolen, but ran as he was approached, Stewart said. The owner of the 2006 Toyota Tacoma said he was not the person who stole the vehicle, Stewart said. Sims was in the Warren County Jail on $15,000 bond.

Four in jail for drug court Four Vicksburg men were in the Warren County Jail this morning after being picked up Tuesday for drug court violations. • Jamarcus Curry, 19, 3505 N. Washington St., was booked at 8 a.m. for failure to pay restitution. • Eric Ferguson, 22, 103 Alfa Drive, was booked just after 1 p.m. for failure to pay restitution. • Albert Jones, 26, 519 Hartwood Drive, was booked around 9 p.m. for a drug court violation. • Armstead Bennett, 28, 2422 Halls Ferry Road, was booked at 11:40 p.m. for a drug court sanction. Bond had not been set for any of the four.

Autopsy results delayed in Jefferson wreck Autopsy results in a wreck that killed a Vicksburg man early Sunday were not available this morning, Jefferson County authorities said. Coroner Robert Rollins said he did not know when results would be made public. David Alan Smith, 23, Red Oak Drive, was pronounced dead about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, after the truck he was driving in Jefferson County hit a tree and exploded into flames. Two passengers — Spencer Pell, 22, 450 Still Drive, Vicksburg, and David Michael Hobkirk, 22, Crystal Springs — were taken to area hospitals. Pell was treated and released from a hospital in Brookhaven, and Hobkirk was taken to University Medical Center in Jackson. A spokesman this morning said he was no longer at the hospital. Pell and Hobkirk are cousins, relatives said, and had been friends with Smith since childhood.

Six burglaries reported across Vicksburg Six burglaries were reported in Vicksburg Tuesday, said Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart. • Just before 2 p.m., $80 was reported missing from a Chevrolet truck in the 3000 block of Wisconsin Avenue. • A Rigid vacuum cleaner

seven cars,” he said. The addition came as NRoute public transit system, citing financial woes and low ridership, discontinued two of its routes, on Porters Chapel Road and U.S. 61 South, and its Saturday runs. Other prospective cab companies have begun the process of operating in the city, Carroll said, but have fallen short on necessary paperwork. Rocket Cab had operated in

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Ministry giant yard sale, 6:30 a.m. until Saturday; parking lot of closed bowling alley, Clay Street. Mount Carmel Baptist — Youth Outreach Workshop, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; Barbara J. Appleby, 601-638-5793, or Gertrude Young, 601-6341418; 2729 Alma St. Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist — Homecoming service followed by dinner, 11 a.m. Sunday; revival, 6:30 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday; the Rev. James Twiner, speaker; the Rev. Harry Hawkins, pastor; 13815 Oak Ridge Road.

CLUBS Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601634-4596. Sisters by Choice Cancer Support Group — 6 p.m. Thursday, Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road; Dr. Martin Chaney, speaker; cancer patients, survivors, caretakers, interested parties welcome. Army-Navy Club — Steak dinner meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, club house. Vicksburg Packers Youth

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By Manivanh Chanprasith The City of Vicksburg’s total cost for contract for its 500 employees to get mental health care is limited to $4,800, city officials said. A question of the potential cost of the city contract with Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Services came after two of three city board members voted Thursday to renew a program to allow each city employee and each member of his or her immediate family to receive five mental health sessions at a cost of $75 per visit. “We offer this because we live in a stressful society and you never know when you’re going to need it,” said North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield, who voted with Mayor Paul Winfield for the contract renewal. “Workplace violence is increasing across the country. It’s to take care of the emotional health of the city.” South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman was not at the meeting. The cost for the 500 employees to use the program to its full potential could be up to $187,500. But City Attorney Lee Thames Jr. said the plan has cost no more than $5,000 in any of the five years it has been offered. An announcement of

the contract renewal last week did not explain the cap. Mayfield said the city arrived at the cap through an average of each year’s cost. “This should be adequate for the usage,” he said, adding, “I have no doubt that if we need to increase it, we would be willing to do so.” In the fiscal year that ended Thursday, accountant Doug Whittington said, the cost to the city was $750 and involved five employees. In the previous year, it was $1,800. Mental health care is covered under a city employee insurance plan, but only if the employee opted in. Interim Human Resource Director Walterine Langford said the downside to the offer is that a deductible fee of $35 is needed to pay for the services. “Under the Employee Assistance Program, certain services are free,” she said. “For an employee who makes $7.25 an hour, when you can give that benefit at no cost to them, clearly you would want to do it. For the money we extend, it’s a great benefit.” Services offered, as stated in the contract, include stress and crisis management, individual therapy, family counseling, psychiatric time (for medication purposes and substance abuse prevention.

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Eight found guilty Eight convictions for driving under the influence were reported during the week ending Tuesday. Convicted of DUI first offense in Vicksburg Municipal were: • Willie C. Carter, 44, 507 Third Ave, Canton, who was fined $694. • Derrick Ramone Hall, 29, 2160 South Frontage Road Apt. 1F, $694. • Eliza Donwond Parson, 49,

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cis Williams said, and after a year of no taxi service in Vicksburg following the shutdown of J5 Cab Company. “We came back because there was no service in town and people have been asking for us,” Francis Williams said. He said the company plans to build its fleet to seven taxi cabs. “If things keep going in a positive direction, we’ll have

Vicksburg Police Department, as well as paid the $15 privilege license fee, both mandatory to operate in the city. Francis Williams, brother of company owner Joseph Williams and technical operator for Rocket Cab, confirmed the second vehicle’s use. Rocket Cab, which operates on a call-and-response service and takes appointments, rolled back into business Sept. 20 after seven years off, Fran- E-MAIL DIRECTORY

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Wildfire burns 560 acres in Madison County Israeli minister pleased MADISON, Miss. — A wildfire in Madison County burned at least 560 acres and forced some residents to evacuate before firefighters brought it under control, authorities said. Butch Hammack, emergency management director, said eight fire departments and crews from the Mississippi Forestry Commission fought the blaze Tuesday with flames reaching “as high as 200 feet.” No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged. Residents in several mobile homes were evacuated. Dozens of fires have been reported throughout the state. Madison County has recorded more than 50 wildfires in a little more than a week.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS a Madison-Ridgeland Academy teacher. Ethan Van Sice of Jackson is charged with manslaughter in the Aug. 17 death of 35-yearold Leigh Anne Ward.

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Leslie Blackwell, left, with the Mississippi Forestry Commission, and District Forester for the Capitol District, Richard McInnis, discuss fighting and containing a fire in Madison County Tuesday.

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ANGOLA, La. — The Louisiana State Penitentiary, for the first time, will auction horses that have been bred and raised at the Angola prison. The sale is set for Oct. 16 following a preview on Oct. 15. The sale is part of the third weekend of the annual Angola Rodeo.

By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Israel’s infrastructure minister said he was pleased with the quality of workers he met Tuesday while touring an Israeliowned factory in Mississippi. Uzi Landau visited Stark Aerospace, which manufactures military drones in Columbus, Miss. The company employs about 115 people and is a subsidiary of Israeli Aerospace Industries. “When I met the chief executive of Stark Aerospace and when he spoke with such pride, the smile — when you could look around and see how proud the workers themselves are of what they do, you

really don’t have to ask questions,” Landau said. “You just have to get the impression.” The cabinet minister spoke in Jackson after meeting with Gov. Haley Barbour and Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. Landau said the drones made at Stark “are quite a substantial help in the battle that you carry in the name of the entire free world against international terror in Afghanistan.” Landau’s praise of the workers at Stark gave Barbour an opening to give his usual sales pitch for the state. “They’re great employees, they give a day’s work for a day’s pay and more,” Barbour said.

BP leader blames fraud for slow payouts ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — BP’s $20 billion fund to compensate victims of the Gulf oil spill has been inundated with inflated or unsupported claims and in some cases, outright fraud — all slowing down the process of getting money to people who need and deserve it, the administrator of the program says. Kenneth Feinberg said more than a third of the roughly 104,000 applicants need to do more to back up their claims, and thousands of claims have no documentation at all. He added that the amount sought in some cases bears no resemblance to actual losses, such as a fisherman’s claim for $10 million “on what was obviously a legitimate claim of a few thousand dollars.” “People can put down on a claims form all sorts of numbers,” he said. At the same time, hundreds of claims that were initially denied have been accepted as Feinberg adjusts rules for compensation, such as whether people need to be physically

Gulf seafood deemed safe PASCAGOULA (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said Tuesday he has complete confidence in the safety of seafood caught in Gulf of Mexico waters that have been reopened since BP’s underwater well blew out, spewing millions of gallons of oil into the sea. However, he recognizes the region has an ongoing image problem, and that fishermen are having a tough time selling their catch even after fedclose to the spill to get paid. “At the beginning, it’s always rough,” said Feinberg, an attorney who previously oversaw claims for 9/11 victims. “Hopefully, by the end of this program, people will feel that the fund treated them fairly.” Many claimants are still waiting for checks from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, which is doling out BP’s money to oil spill victims. The Associated

Louisiana closes year with $108M budget deficit BATON ROUGE (AP) — The state ended its budget year in June with a $108 million deficit, and agencies will be cut this year to close that gap, the governor’s top budget adviser said Tuesday. “We’re going to work with agencies to figure out what we can reduce without hurting those critical services,” said Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater.

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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 J.N. Hunter, agent of the Pugh Line, comes down from Yazoo City. • Lee Richardson Sr. goes to Memphis to attend the Ensley wedding.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 Gen. John M. Wilson, chief of the U.S. Engineers, is in the city. • Mrs. John Bradfield and son are visiting C.S. North in Raymond.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 The steamer American passes up to the Cariola. • A small fire occurs at the home of Judge John Bush, Crawford Street. • Harris Dickson, Vicksburg writer, is now in Africa.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Frank Smith, undertaker, constructs a utility ambulance for county work. • Amanda Stone and Amy Stone of Tallulah return from a three-month auto trip.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 The tactical school sessions are opened. • Beverly Hunt is named president of the Carr Junior Hi-Y.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 There is a big rush of male residents between 21 and 36 to register for Selective Service.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Eleven more Warren County and Vicksburg men are inducted by the Selective Service board here. • E.P. Littlejohn is named president of the Vicksburg Kiwanis Club.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Fred Kitchens dies. • Mrs. W.M. Perry of West Orange, N.J., is here visiting relatives. • Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner star in “All the Fine Young Cannibals” at the Joy Theatre. • Mr. and Mrs. James Halford announce the birth of twins, William Kevin and Matt Halford.


40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Mr. and Mrs. Billy Gene Moore announce the birth of a son, Kelwin, on Sept. 27. • Bibi Anderson stars in “Story of a Woman” at Showtown USA. • Services are held for Richard Thompson. • Vaughn Fields dies.


30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Stephen A. Ethridge returns to the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit at the University of Mississippi. • Services are held for Mrs. Minnie L. Foster. • Samantha Hope Brogdon celebrates her third birthday Oct. 14.

Pickens is correct on national policy T. Boone Pickens made his money in oil and finance and his reputation as a contrarian/conservative political donor. Now he’s embracing a new role: energy activist. “For 40 years, we have had no energy plan for America. We have to find a way to get by on our own resources,” the 82-yearold former oil executive and arbitrator said. “We are importing 67 percent of our oil. We’re the only country without an energy plan.” Close. The United States imports about 57 percent of the 20 million barrels of liquid fuels — mostly oil — that it uses each day. But he’s dead on with his remarks about a national energy policy. We don’t have one, despite promises by several presidents, including the current one, to end the country’s addiction to imported oil. Until we have one, we probably can expect continued reliance on

foreign sources to meet a significant part of our energy needs. Pickens, of course, has a few ideas on how we might proceed. He wants to increase the use of renewable energy sources like wind power. It’s that idea that briefly made him the darling of the political left. But another big part of the Pickens Plan is to transform the nation’s fleet of large tractortrailers from diesel to cleanerburning and more abundant natural gas. Pickens asserted that transforming the nation’s fleet of 8 million heavy trucks to burn natural gas would save 2 million barrels of oil a day. That’s 10 percent of consumption, not an insignificant amount. But it’s going to take a lot more than that to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil. It would require years to convert the existing fleet, not to men-

20 YEARS AGO: 1990

tion a significant investment in infrastructure to establish natural-gas filling stations around the nation. And then what? No matter how vast our reserves of natural gas, market forces still apply. Increasing demand for natural gas creates the likelihood that prices would rise. As “a token to show leadership,” Pickens suggested transforming the federal government’s entire fleet of vehicles to burn only natural gas. Guess who owns Clean Energy Fuels Corp., which owns naturalgas fueling stations? Still, Pickens is absolutely right about the need for a national energy policy. Without a policy to encourage the creation and adoption of clean-energy technology, we’ll simply replace one form of energy dependence for another.

Vicksburg High beats Warren Central for the first time in the nine years the schools have met in football. • Warren County Deputy Sheriff Martin Pace and Vicksburg Fire Department instructor Kevin Westbrook present a program on safety to students from Jett Elementary and Colonial Day School. • First Presbyterian Church has a service to dedicate the church’s new addition and renovation.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Daniel Shy of Vicksburg is named president of Circle K at Hinds Community College. • Bradlee Ross celebrates his first birthday. • Louise Callicott Otwell dies.

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Black-on-black crime defies any easy solutions WASHINGTON — Keeping up a 15-year trend, crime is still falling — a bit of good news amid the gloom of a brittle economy. Despite expert predictions that a deep recession would fuel criminal activity, police and criminologists have been pleasantly surprised to find it didn’t happen. But that good news didn’t help Ladeddric Love. It didn’t save DaVaughn Boyd or Jordon Howe or William Jones or Tavon Nelson. It didn’t rescue DeAntonio Goss. They are all young black men who were slain recently, most likely by other young black men. In that demographic group, homicide remains a leading cause of death. Love, 19, was shot dead at a gas station in Atlanta last month when a man got out of a nearby car and sprayed his vehicle with gunfire from an assault-type rifle. A pregnant woman and a toddler in Love’s car were also wounded. Atlanta police have not reported a motive. Washington, D.C., police have reported a motive — a depressingly trivial one — for an April shoot-



According to FBI statistics, black men made up 40 percent of all murder victims last year. That is a stunning number for a group that accounts for only 6 percent of the nation’s population.

ing spree that claimed the lives of Boyd, 18, Jones, 19, Howe, 20 and Nelson, 17, as well as 16-year-old Brishell Jones. One of the suspects was angry over the alleged theft of a cheap bracelet. Goss, 16, was apparently shot dead by a schoolmate in his Chicago neighborhood. Police say the suspect was looking for revenge after a fracas in the school cafeteria. While it may be tempting to dismiss these cases as the inevitable fratricide of worthless thugs, many of the victims are straight arrows who were unlucky enough to live in marginal neighborhoods with high crime rates. The shooters don’t

care about collateral damage. According to FBI statistics, black men made up 40 percent of all murder victims last year. That is a stunning number for a group that accounts for only 6 percent of the nation’s population. That’s about as close as you get to genocide in America. Yet the culprits are also usually black. (Murder remains overwhelmingly intraracial; that is, the victims and offenders are usually from the same ethnic group.) That fact has made the phenomenon a less attractive target for the social justice groups that might otherwise be primed to protest.

You don’t hear much about the black-on-black homicide rate from the rap stars or athletes who lend their names to more exotic causes. You rarely hear it mentioned by a black minister unless he’s presiding at the funeral of a young homicide victim. The Congressional Black Caucus hasn’t elevated the issue as its central concern. To be fair, curbing black-on-black murders would be no simple crusade. Criminologists don’t really know how to reduce crime; they can’t say with confidence why crime rates have been dropping since the 1990s. Though black men still represent a shockingly high percentage of the country’s homicide victims, black-on-black murder rates have fallen, too. Experts who lean toward lawand-order theories believe that the nation’s high incarceration rate accounts for the drop in crime. In that view, the country has succeeded in locking up many of its most dangerous citizens — even if we’ve locked up far too many nonviolent offenders along the way.

Other experts point to the rising age of the nation’s citizens: If teenage boys are most prone to crime, an aging nation will have fewer criminals. Still, there is a consensus forming around some public safety strategies, such as targeted policing that focuses on high-crime neighborhoods and programs that try to provide direction to aimless teens. Unfortunately, those strategies have been weakened by budget cutbacks in hard-pressed cities. Even if those efforts were fully funded, they can’t change a culture that stews in a dangerous machismo, glorifies violence and encourages witnesses to “stop snitchin’,” leaving law enforcement authorities without valuable information they need to make arrests. Rehabilitating those destructive habits of mind will require more — much more — than mere police work. •

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Ohio on track to break record with 8th lethal injection of 2010 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is on track to set a record for lethal injections as it prepares for its eighth execution this year. Michael B e n g e wa s scheduled to be put to death this morning for bludgeonMichael ing his girlBenge friend, Judith Gabbard, to death in southwest Ohio and then using her ATM card to get money for crack cocaine. Gov. Ted Strickland has denied clemency for 49-yearold Benge.

Judge set to mull innocence of man put to death in Texas AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors connected to the case of a Texas man who was executed for setting fire to his home and killing his three daughters are fighting a new effort to clear him. If the judge clears Cameron Todd Willingham, it will mark the first time an official in the nation’s most active death penalty state has formally declared that someone was wrongly executed. State district Judge Char-

lie Baird was to convene an unusual court of inquiry hearing today after the Innocence Project filed a petition asking him to “restore the reputation” of Willingham and declare he was wrongly convicted. Stacy Kuykendall, Willingham’s ex-wife and the girls’ mother, planned to hold a news conference today. A jury convicted Willingham of capital murder in 1992. He was executed in 2004.

Times Square bomber gets life, warns U.S., ‘Brace yourselves’ NEW YORK (AP) — The Pakistani immigrant who tried to detonate a car bomb on a busy Saturday night in Times Square accepted a life sentence with a smirk Tuesday and warned that Americans can expect more bloodshed at the hands of Muslims. “Brace yourselves, because the war with Muslims has just begun,” 31-year-old Faisal Shahzad told a federal judge. “Consider me the first droplet of the blood that will follow.” His punishment for building the propane-and-gasoline bomb and driving it into the heart of the city in an SUV in May was a foregone conclusion, since the charges to which he pleaded guilty carried a mandatory life sentence, which under federal rules will keep him behind bars until he dies. But the former budget ana-

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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM).......... 32.38 American Fin. (AFG).............. 30.94 Ameristar (ASCA).................... 17.49 Auto Zone (AZO)..................233.33 Bally Technologies (BYI)....... 35.23 BancorpSouth (BXS).............. 14.15 Britton Koontz (BKBK).......... 11.00 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)............ 52.48 Champion Ent. (CHB)..................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)........31.51 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC).......46.40 Cooper Industries (CBE)...... 49.72 CBL and Associates (CBL).......13.55 CSX Corp. (CSX)....................... 56.06 East Group Prprties(EGP)......... 39.08 El Paso Corp. (EP)................... 12.53 Entergy Corp. (ETR)............... 77.64

Fastenal (FAST)........................ 53.99 Family Dollar (FDO)............... 45.34 Fred’s (FRED)............................. 11.99 Int’l Paper (IP).......................... 22.27 Janus Capital Group (JNS).......11.35 J.C. Penney (JCP).................... 29.02 Kroger Stores (KR).................. 21.37 Kan. City So. (KSU)................. 38.32 Legg Mason (LM).................. 31.45 Parkway Properties (PKY).......15.10 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP).................. 67.76 Regions Financial (RF)............ 7.54 Rowan (RDC)............................ 31.25 Saks Inc. (SKS).............................8.70 Sears Holdings (SHLD)......... 72.08 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)........26.52 Sunoco (SUN)........................... 37.89 Trustmark (TRMK).................. 22.33 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)...................... 37.65 Tyson Foods (TSN)................. 16.13 Viacom (VIA)............................. 40.70 Walgreens (WAG)................... 33.98 Wal-Mart (WMT)..................... 54.00


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smart money Q: I have a friend who is 30 and is up to his neck in college loans and credit card debt. He doesn’t think he will be able to pay off these debts, and he wants to file for BRUCE bankruptcy. He doesn’t get the fact that this will stay with him for a long time. I keep trying to convince him to contact his debtors and try to work something out. He’s tired and wants to get out the easy way. He makes about $35,000 a year, and about $8,000 of his debt is a student loan. I tried to tell him that the student loan will not go away, but he still thinks he can file bankruptcy and it will. — R.T., via e-mail A: You are correct. The $8,000


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student loan is not going to be discharged through bankruptcy. I’m sure the other debts have been charged off by now, but that does not eliminate the debt. These debts can, and often are, sold on the secondary market, and someone will make an effort to collect them. These debts are often purchased at a severe discount. I suspect that the process of debt collectors calling has already started. His credit is already in the toilet, and whether he chooses to pay it off and start on the road to recovery or declare bankruptcy and have the same result is entirely up to him. His credit has been destroyed for a significant period of time. It is up to him to determine whether he’s going to do the honorable thing or take the easy way out. •

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WASHINGTON (AP) — New cars and trucks will have to work harder to make the grade in the government’s safety ratings program. The Transportation Department said the upgrades to the 5-Star Safety Rating System will make it more difficult for new vehicles to earn top scores of five stars. Consumers use the so-called “Stars on Cars” system to assess and compare a vehicle’s safety value, which is posted on window stickers adorning cars and trucks in dealer lots. The 2011 BMW 5 Series and a version of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata were the only two vehicles to receive five stars out of an initial testing of 34 vehicles. Most of the vehicles tested received four stars. The department intends to test another 21 vehicles this year. The Toyota Camry, the bestselling passenger car in the United States, received three stars overall and the compact Nissan Versa got two stars overall, underscoring the challenges of the new system. Camrys from the 2010 model

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, left, and the National Highway Traffic Safety year received five stars in both front and side testing while 2010 versions of the Versa got four stars in front and side testing. Toyota said it anticipated the ratings for Camry could drop even if the vehicle’s design had

Administration’s David Strickland speak Tuesday in Washington.

not changed between model years. Toyota engineers are “investigating measures to further enhance safety performance” for Camry, the company said. Nissan said its customers receive “good realworld safety protection” in the

Versa but that it would study the test results. The program, which evaluates vehicles on front-end and side-impact crashes and rollovers, was started in 1979 and has helped generate interest in safety equipment.

Global economy expected to outpace U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) — The global economy will likely strengthen the rest of this year and in 2011 as China and other emerging powers offset weakness in the United States and Europe. That’s the latest outlook of the International Monetary Fund, which predicts the world economy will expand 4.8 percent this year and 4.2 percent next year. That would far surpass last year’s 0.6 percent decline, the worst since

The agency says the global economy will require a balancing act: Countries with huge trade and budget deficits such as the United States will need to boost exports. And countries with big trade surpluses such as China must reduce their dependency on exports and boost domestic demand. World War II. The IMF’s forecast for worldwide growth this year is 0.2 percentage point more than its previous estimate in July.

The international lending agency predicts the U.S. economy will grow 2.6 percent this year, below its previous estimate of 3.3 percent, and 2.3

percent next year. The IMF’s forecast, released today, points to lingering weakness in the U.S. and Europe after the worst recession since the Great Depression. The agency says the global economy will require a balancing act: Countries with huge trade and budget deficits such as the U.S. will need to boost exports. And countries with big trade surpluses such as China must reduce their dependency on exports.

Trading tight on daunting employment data NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks traded in a tight range today after a disappointing report on the jobs market renewed concern about the health of the economy. Payroll company ADP said private employers cut jobs in September for the first time in seven months. While the jobs

data paints a gloomy picture, there is an upside to the news. Investors see the report as one more piece of evidence that will get the Federal Reserve to take steps to further stimulate the struggling economy. That hope served to temper the market’s reaction. The Dow Jones industrial

average rose 18 points in morning trading, but broader indexes slipped. Treasury yields, which move opposite their prices, tumbled to their lowest level since January 2009 after the report added to expectations that the Fed will announce plans to buy government bonds at its meeting

next month to spark growth. The 10-year yield briefly fell below 2.4 percent. More weak economic data in the coming weeks, including any disappointment from Friday’s key Labor Department report on employment, could provide further incentive for Fed action.

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“It appears that we aren’t dealing with isolated incidents and that a pattern of misconduct and obstruction is present,” Lofgren said Tuesday. The lawmakers sent the letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and John Walsh, acting comptroller of the currency. A Federal Reserve spokesman said the central bank will respond to the letter. Representatives for Holder and Walsh declined to comment.

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Tornadoes rip through northern Arizona FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two tornadoes touched down in northern Arizona early today, smashing windows and ripping siding off of homes but causing no injuries. The first hit Bellemont — west of Flagstaff — around 5:30 this morning and the second touched down east of the small community a short time later. Severe weather was expected to continue through today, and comes a day after storms swept across the western U.S., dropping record-setting rain in northern Nevada, pounding Phoenix with hail, and dumping enough snow at the top of the Sierra to close a mountain highway pass. Rainy weather snarled freeways and caused power outages in Southern California, and the National Weather Service said a storm could dump up to inch of rain in some areas before tapering off Thursday. A big-rig that jackknifed on a slick freeway this morning backed up traffic for miles through the Newhall Pass on Interstate 5, the main road

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Vehicles maneuver a flooded street in Phoenix Tuesday. between downtown Los Angeles and the bedroom communities of the Santa Clarita Valley. No injuries are reported. Southern California Edison says rain shorted out an insulator, leaving 1,200 custom-

ers without power in Long Beach. Two southern Utah teenagers were in critical condition at a Las Vegas hospital today after being struck by lightning outside their school a day ear-

lier. Christopher Dane Zdunich and Alex Lambson, both 17, suffered burns and internal and external injuries when a bolt of lightning hit a tree they were standing under during a thunderstorm shortly before

3 p.m. Tuesday. They are students at Snow Canyon High School in Santa Clara, near St. George.

sentenced to 20 years in prison in August 1989 and to a nine-year term in June 1996. Smith said some offenders are eligible for early release after serving about 25 percent of their sentence, but that generally is understood by prosecutors as applying to first- or second-time offenders. “The person who has multiple prior felony convictions should not be getting early release,” Smith said. “I can understand possibly giving the first- or even the secondtime offender a break on jail

time, but giving these multiple offenders reduced sentences is really undermining the system.” Williams’ indictments in the 1990s included a provision for charging him as a habitual offender, which carries a stronger sentence, but that designation was not included in sentencing, Smith said. Over the past two decades, Williams has faced a total of 16 charges in Warren County Circuit Court. All but two, a 1989 aggravated assault and a weapon possessions charge from 2006, were burglaries.

Former police Chief Tommy Moffett said Williams had been “a prolific burglar” in the area. Targets included restaurants, dental and medical offices and a florist. Smith said he plans to bring up the issue of early release at an upcoming conference of district attorneys. Many times even the parole officers supervising released prisoners are unsure how the decisions are made to grant early release, he said. Recent cases of criminals with previous histories charged with other crimes after being given early

release include 20-year-old Julius Lamont Reed Jr. of Jackson, who pleaded guilty in Warren County Circuit Court June 5, 2009, to auto theft and auto burglary, and was sentenced by Patrick to serve two years in prison. Reed served less than two months before being released. He was charged in July with capital murder in the death of Vicksburg resident Franklin Salas, who was run down by a vehicle in a Jackson parking lot.

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monly dropped munitions can be disposed of quickly and safely. A release from the company upon the contract’s award cited a 2002 report from the Environmental Protection Agency that said current or former military

land inside the United States known to contain unexploded munitions is about the size of Florida and could cost more than $14 billion to clean up. Mav6 formed in May 2007 as ARES Systems Group until a name change earlier this

year. In 2009, the company was awarded a $34 million, prime contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop modeling and simulation technologies to protect U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its Walnut Street office

space is owned by former Vicksburg mayor Laurence Leyens, who has no official position within the company. In 2008, Leyens touted the firm’s then-pending arrival in Vicksburg as a potential economic boon for the local economy.

LOCAL FORECAST Thursday-Friday Clear and sunny; highs in the mid- to upper 80s; lows in the upper 40s

Thursday-Friday Clear and sunny; highs in the mid- to upper 80s; lows in the upper 40s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 75º Low/past 24 hours............... 37º Average temperature......... 56º Normal this date................... 70º Record low..............42º in 1964 Record high............93º in 1885 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month................ 0.0 inches Total/year.............. 36.65 inches Normal/month......0.56 inches Normal/year........ 40.28 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 4:44 A.M. Most active...............10:57 P.M. Active............................. 5:10 P.M. Most active................11:24 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:42 Sunset tomorrow............... 6:41 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:00


Continued from Page A1. at the Supreme Court. “No American should ever be required to apologize for following his or her conscience,” said Margie Phelps, a daughter of Fred Phelps and the lawyer who is arguing the case for the church. Fundamentalist church members turned out in advance of the argument this morning, to march in front of the court with placards of the type they’ve been carrying to military funerals. One young boy held up a sign reading, “God Hates You.” A line of people trying to


Memorial services for Billy Gene Moore will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Malcolm O’Leary officiating. Rosary will be from 6 until 7 tonight at Lakeview Funeral Home. Mr. Moore died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 79. Born in Vicksburg, he retired from Waterways Experiment Station in 1987 after 32 years of service. He served in the Army Reserve and the Air Force. He created B&M Janitorial Service in the 1960s and B&G Rental in


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privately against the church members’ right to say what they want, no matter how offensive. Westboro members, led by the Rev. Fred Phelps, have picketed many military funerals to make their point that U.S. deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are punishment for Americans’ immorality, including tolerance of homosexuality and abortion. They welcome the attention the protests have brought, mocking their critics and vowing not to change their ways whatever the outcome



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Joel Angle, a research analyst employed at the local office of Mav6 LLC. The contract is for 15 months until the system is delivered to the Air Force. Tags on each bomb will act as identifiers during disposal missions so the com-


Clear tonight, lows in the lower 40s; clear and sunny Thursday, highs in the mid- to upper 80s

Convict there said. He was charged with both burglaries and is a suspect in 15 other commercial burglaries in the coast city, Pascagoula Police Lt. Davy Davis said. Police said Williams forced his way in through a door and stole cash, which later was recovered. Pascagoula police said additional charges are possible. Williams, reportedly a former contract worker for the BP oil-spill cleanup, remained jailed Tuesday. Williams has a long record of arrests locally beginning in 1988, Smith said. He was


the 1970s. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a member of the Esquire Social Club and American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Moore and William Walter Faulkner; a daughter, Connie Smith; and two brothers, William Walter “Peter” Moore and Robert E. Moore Sr. Survivors include three sons, Kelwin “Mo” Moore of Vicksburg, Billy G. Stewart of Hope Mills, N.C., and George Lewis of Palmdale, Calif.; one daughter, Vicki R. Moore of Vicksburg; a brother, John P. Moore of San Jose, Calif.; one sister, Shirley Moore Hoskins of Pittsburg, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and members of the Hoskins, Stewart, Slaughter, Evans and Clark families.

get in to hear the arguments stretched around the corner of the high court atop Capitol Hill. Snyder undertook the lawsuit after the Phelpses picketed the funeral of his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, in March 2006. The Marine was killed in a Humvee accident. Snyder won an $11 million verdict against the church for intentional infliction of emotional distress, among other claims. A judge reduced the award to $5 million before the federal appeals court in

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Richmond, Va., threw out the verdict altogether, citing the church’s First Amendment rights. For Snyder, the case is not about free speech but harassment. “I had one chance to bury my son and it was taken from me,” Snyder said. Forty-eight states, 42 U.S. senators and veterans groups have sided with Snyder, asking the court to shield funerals from the Phelpses’ “psychological terrorism.” While distancing themselves from the church’s





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message, media organizations, including The Associated Press, have called on the court to side with the Phelpses because of concerns that a victory for Snyder could erode speech rights.


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Service 10 a.m. Thursday, October 7, 2010 Glenwood Chapel Interment Wintergreen Cemetery Port Gibson, Mississippi Visitation 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday

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Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 18.4 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 14.2 | Change: NC Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 10.7 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 13.4 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 1.8 | Change: NC Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.2 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.6 River....................................65.3

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 23.0 Friday....................................... 23.1 Saturday................................. 23.5 Memphis Thursday...................................8.5 Friday..........................................8.2 Saturday....................................8.1 Greenville Thursday................................ 24.2 Friday....................................... 23.8 Saturday................................. 23.5 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 18.1 Friday....................................... 17.7 Saturday................................. 17.3


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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A Pakistani fire fighter gestures next to burning oil tankers today in Quetta, Pakistan.

Driver killed when gunmen attack, torch 25 NATO tankers in Pakistan QUETTA, Pakistan — Gunmen torched more than two dozen tankers carrying fuel to NATO troops and killed a driver today, the sixth attack on convoys taking supplies to Afghanistan since Pakistan closed a key border crossing almost a week ago. Islamabad shut down the Torkham crossing along the fabled Khyber Pass Thursday after a NATO helicopter attack in the border area killed three Pakistani troops. The closure has left hundreds of trucks stranded alongside the country’s highways and bottlenecked traffic heading to the one route into Afghanistan from the south that has remained open. In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said an investigation of the helicopter attack was expected to be concluded later today, and that he expected the spat between allies could be resolved soon.



Fireworks explode in Vietnam, killing 4 HANOI, Vietnam — Fireworks intended for Hanoi’s upcoming 100th birthday celebration exploded prematurely today, killing four people and injuring three others, police said. One Singaporean and two Vietnamese were among the dead, while another body was burned beyond recognition and would require DNA testing for positive identification, police said. The injured included technicians from Singapore and Germany, according to another officer who declined to give his name because he was not authorized to speak to the press. An official from the German Embassy said they had been informed about the incident, but had no details. Singapore’s Foreign Ministry posted a response on its web-

site saying its embassy in Hanoi had been notified that a Singaporean woman could be one of the fatalities, but it was not confirmed.

5 children among dead in Kandahar blasts KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai condemned the “enemies of Afghanistan” today after roadside bombs killed nine people, including five children, as insurgents fight intensified NATO-led operations in the south. Meanwhile, NATO and Afghan forces reported killing 22 militants — including two “shadow” governors of northern provinces. In the roadside bombings Tuesday night in Kandahar city, the Interior Ministry said nine people were killed and 30 injured, including many police officers. The blasts targeted a police vehicle and ripped through an intersection.

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BULLETIN BOARD Competitions • Vicksburg High School’s Pride band members received all superior scores in every category at the Copiah Marching Festival. Categories included Color Guard, Percussion, Drum Major and Overall Band. Drum majors Brooke Westcott, Shane Bowser and Jarrick Finkley earned Best Drum Major in the 4A class. The band will compete Saturday at the state competition in Pearl. Band director is Lee Winters. Assistant directors are Terry Steed, Bryant Johnson and Katie Baugher.

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Honor societies • Julianna Logan Jones, a 2009 graduate of Vicksburg High, has been selected to Sigma Alpha Lambda national leadership and honors organization at Mississippi State. A sophoJulianna Logan more, she Jones is majoring in kinesiology. She is the daughter of Philip “Sonny” and Teresa Jones.

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Madison Carson, 7, concentrates while striking a pose. She is the daughter of Larry and Faye Carson.

Carley-Beth White believes “everybody should have the chance to experience dance.” That’s what prompted the Teen Miss Vicksburg title-holder to start Tender Toes, a ballet class for special needs children that meets weekly at River Pointe Dance Academy. Dance is “a way to express yourself and it’s fun, so I want all little girls to be able to do it,” said Carley-Beth, the 15-year-old daughter of Ben and Ginny White. “I wanted to do something that meant something to me and helps other people at the same time.” Plus, “I really enjoy working with kids,” she said.

In attendance • Warren Central High School’s Navy JROTC rifle team competed at the Bogalusa Rifle Meet Sept. 25. The unit fielded two teams.

Scholarships • Karlton Winters and Jasmine Stevens, May graduates of Vicksburg High School, have been awarded scholarships by the Vicksburg High Class of Karlton 1975. KarlWinters ton, a freshman at Hinds Community College, is the son of Jacqueline Cooper and Dwayne Winters. Jasmine Stevens Jasmine, a freshman at Alcorn State, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Stevens.

Carley-Beth congratulates her students with high fives. From left are Shelby Funchess, 7, the daughter of Ashley Gatian; Imanie Hartman, 8, the daughter of David and Marlo Hartman; and Madison Carson.

Carley-Beth helps Shelby Funchess with a ballet move.

Upcoming events • Warren Central Intermediate Parent Night — 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, report cards to be issued; Muffins for Moms, 9 a.m. Oct. 21. • Halloween Fun & Fit Night — 6-9 p.m. Oct. 29, FitZone; $20; 601-638-3778.

In brief Flash vies for title The St. Aloysius mascot, The Flash, is in the running for the second year as Mascot of the Year in a contest sponsored by WJTV. Votes may be cast at as often as voters wish to enter. Voting for Round 2 ends at midnight Saturday, and the mascot must be in the top four in order to advance to Round 3. The Flash won the challenge last year.

Colleges crank up car-sharing to cut down congestion By The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — On a campus where students outnumber parking spaces nearly three to one, Boise State University has finally convinced 23-year-old Wayel Alwayel he no longer needs the car he brought to campus with him as a freshman. The new hybrid car parked near the student union building this fall, available for $8 an hour, sealed the deal. Behind the wheel of the rental, Alwayel realized just how tired he was of paying for his own gas, paying for his own insurance. “Everybody was like, ‘How did you get this car?” said Alwayel, a senior who plans

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Boise State student Wayel Alwayel leans against a Zipcar being used on campus. to sell his nine-year-old Mitsubishi sedan and rent one of the four Zipcars on campus if he needs to go to the mall or

run an errand. “It’s cheaper,” he said. “You don’t have to pay the gas, you don’t have to have insurance,

which is really cool.” Colleges hoping to steer students and faculty away from bringing their vehicles to campus to help relieve parking congestion and promote environmentally friendly transportation are increasingly turning to the concept of car-sharing. Boise State is among more than 30 universities and colleges that have introduced Zipcars to students this fall. The University of Colorado at Boulder works with a local nonprofit, eGO CarShare, to offer a car-sharing service to students and faculty, according to its website. West Virginia University launched an hourly car rental program last year and has since

teamed up with Zipcar Inc. to expand the service. For a generation of college students who grew up downloading music song by song instead of buying entire CDs, the whole borrowing-insteadof-buying concept hasn’t exactly been a hard sell. Throw in the recession, and parents are on board, too. “I think one of the key drivers is Zipcar really helps to save people money, and that’s really important to college students, as well as their parents,” said Greg Winter, a spokesman for the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company. There’s also the bling factor. “It’s a new car, and mine is old,” Alwayel said.


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Lessen your footprint and give the Earth a hug when you learn to Reduce Waste, Reducing is a great way for you to save money, time and our planet. Try composting table scraps to create “black gold” to improve your backyard garden’s soil. You can also look ahead and green up your act this holiday season. Instead of purchasing a bunch of gifts, look into buying experiences, such as music lessons or art classes. No matter which route to reduce you choose, you can feel good about your efforts. They do make a difference. How many pounds of garbage does each Minnesotan create in one year?

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Long, Long Ago… The BBC's Primary History, history, is an awesome blast from the past. Mouse around on the box of artifacts and click to begin. If you pick the Vikings, you will be in for an Old World treat. Learning all about their lifestyle, invasions and exploration will make you an expert in no time. You can also read up on how kids spent their days in Victorian England or World War II. Now, move back in time to the Romans, Ancient Greeks and Anglo-Saxons for more eye-opening history that will help you understand lives lived long ago.

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school by school Agape Montessori • Kim Carson’s toddler Montessori class made frog puppets, handprint fish and feather art as part of a study of the letter F. Tina Sowell’s primary Montessori class made apple cinnamon muffins and an apple print art project during a Johnny Appleseed theme. • Kathy Abbott’s kindergartners used pinwheels to learn about wind and examined cotton and cottonseeds during a study of seasons. Abbott’s second- and thirdgraders made earthworm forms. Abbott’s students used their laptop to learn Johnny Appleseed facts and baked a Johnny Appleseed cake to share with teachers and staff. Abbott’s class, along with Tina Sowell’s primary Montessori class, visited the Petrified Forest, where students hiked and had a picnic. • Third-grader Anastasia Tower made a shoebox diorama depicting her favorite chapter in “The Swiss Family Robinson” and shared it with grades K-3. • The school had a food booth at the Old Court House Museum Saturday as a fall fundraiser. Parent volunteer Sally McLean served as chairman for the project. • Beau Brogdon of toddler Montessori was named Star Student of the Week. Fourthgrader Roiyell Ellis was the week’s star speller and the special helper in the toddler Montessori class.

Beechwood • Ann Haden’s GATES students are partnering with the Funding Factory to collect and recycle used cell phones, empty laser cartridges and inkjet printer cartridges. Community donations are welcome. • Dara Hendrix’s kindergartners read a Johnny Appleseed book, sequenced his adventures, made a puppet and hosted an appletasting party to culminate an apple unit. • As part of a study of talents, collections and gifts, Lynnise Mayfield shared her collection of crystal with

Stacey Erves’ GATES class. Megan Buckner demonstrated the making of lotion. • GATES teachers Ann Haden and Stacey Erves attended the Mississippi Association for Gifted Children Conference in Biloxi.

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Bovina • Pledge leaders for the week were Bradley Elmore, Paola Duran, Rasalynd Flowers, Nichola Federick, Antonia Henderson, Dillon Hearn, Devyunn Jefferson, Jada Guise, Hailey Grimshel and Jasmine Jefferson. • Top Accelerated Readers in Denice Poe’s first grade were Ashton Laubach, Heaven Merritt and Aaron Harmon. Parent helpers were Jill Walker, Alesia Harmon, Layla Smith, Danielle Brewer and Jennifer Victoria Ray. • Students named to the 100 Benchmark Club were Anna Katherine Hoben, Madison Henderson, Caydee Schweitzer, Clayton Thurman, Jagger Weekly, DeVyunn Jefferson, Timothy Brown, DeArius Henyard, Jon’hTerroll McCalpin, Colin Standish and Lauren Davis. • Named to the A Team in Torri Shelton’s third-/fourthgrade class were Victoria Laubach, Clayton Thurman, Jessi Williams, Tyler Caldwell, Maddie Henderson, Elijah Prevot, Wes Bryan, Jagger Weekly, Shelby Hartley, Caydee Schweitzer, Jerry Bohannon, Branson Parker, Lamar Gray, Dustin Fothergill, Marcus Williams, Zakaria Floyd, Charles Houston, Matthew Federick and Quan’Darrius Guyton. • Second-grade classes of Catherine McComas and Shawn Lee wrote paragraphs about fall. Parent volunteer Tonya McCain shared pet squirrels with Amanda Gordon’s first-graders. Alisha Harvey’s kindergartners graphed favorite apples, made apple prints and ate homemade applesauce.

Bowmar • Students who read with the principal were Zac Boyd, Sam Bunch, Jade Carpenter,

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Seventh-grader Taylor Ballard combines baby oil and water during an experiment in Lana Fuller’s science class at Warren Central Junior High. The students were learning about covalent, polar and nonpolar bonding. Taylor is the daughter of Kenneth and Rachael Ballard. Taylor Chewning and Garielle Cooper. • Jordan Amborn’s secondgraders painted pumpkins to celebrate fall. • Katie Tanner, Brandon Gilliam, Jamison Pendleton, Jane Ranager, Elijah Gonzales and Katelin Crook were recognized as Star Students. • First-grade students of Florence Njiti and Diane Liddell wore boots after reading “Boots For Beth.” • Top Accelerated Readers were as follows: first grade — Brandon Gilliam, Katie Tanner, Jayla Cox, Mary Katherine Archer, Madison Jones, Alex Tingle and Mary Bay Procell; third grade — Caleb Fielder, Nick Tello, Andrew Brewer, Ariel Moore and Grace Hasty; fourth grade — Keanna Abraham, Kelsey Lockridge, Trina Winters, Drew Jackson, Jaylah

Peaches, Reginald Rogers, Abi Wallace, Tyler Jackson, Katie Fox and Machia Lumpkin; sixth grade — Charlie Martin, Trevor Talbot, Annabeth Breeden, Cameron Robbins, Alex Velazquez, Ashton Brumfield, John Henley Wilkinson and Warner Buxton.

Dana Road • Pledge leaders from the second-grade class of Kimberly Rhodman and Lolita Flowers were Hailey Meadows, Kateesha Malone, Katlyn Donovan, Sha’Kora Knight and David Burns. Second-grade classes of Linda Doss and Tricia Zingery acted out “The Enormous Turnip” and compared it with “The Stubborn Pumpkin.” The students are participating in the Pizza Hut

Elementary Schools Breakfast Monday: Holiday Tuesday: Blueberry Mini Loaf, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Cereal w/ Toast & Jelly, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Whole Grain Biscuit, Sausage Patty, Fruit Juice, Milk

Book It! program, earning a certificate for a free pizza by reaching monthly goals. They studied the growth and harvest of vegetables and created flying bats. • Rotary Club members Bob Croisdale, Amy Haygood and John Stepan distributed and demonstrated dictionaries to third-grade students and teachers. Ashley Anthony, kindergarten assistant teacher, distributed pink ribbons to faculty and staff in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. • Chloe Hollowell was named Student of the Week in the pre-K class of Rachel Dean and Jennifer Funchess. • Pets, including turtles, dogs and a cat, visited firstgrade students of Brooke Hughes and Pamela Elam as part of show-and-tell. Adrianna Lofton, Belk employee, donated shoe boxes to firstgrade students of Faye Corson and Pat Turner for fall collections. • Top Accelerated Reader classes for the month were Brenda Gross’ kindergarten, Mary Lindsey’s first grade, Corley Ross’ second grade and Mallory Moss’ third grade. Top 10 AR students for the month were Kisha Patel, Taylor O’Leary, Sabrina Smith, Kaitlyn Hogan, Marquaney Gilchrist, Ariah Pendleton, Elliot Ferguson, Ariel Booth, Noah Taylor and De’Juan Perryman.

First Presbyterian • Gloria Sullivan’s kindergartners painted yellow daffodils and ate “dirt” sundaes as part of a study of the letter D. Drake McClure was named Star Student for the week. • Pre-kindergarten students of Lynnette Smith and Bradley House blew bubbles, bounced balls and ate bananas after a study of the letter B. The class created clay bowls with art instructor Mackenzie Coulter. Steven Clement was named Student of the Week. • As part of a review of the letter C, Jennifer Melton’s 3-year-olds hosted a showand-tell in which they shared

Salad, Chilled Peach Slices, Fresh Bananas, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Milk, Fruit Juice Friday: Beef Taco w/ Crispy Shell, Chef Salad, San Antonio Beans, Mexicali Corn, Rosey Applesauce, Fresh Plums, Taco Sauce, Milk, Fruit Juice

Secondary Schools Breakfast Monday:Holiday Tuesday: Biscuit w/ Ham, Fruit Juice, Milk Elementary Schools Lunch Wednesday: Banana Muffin, Fruit Juice, Milk Monday:Holiday Thursday: Whole Grain Biscuit, Sausage Patty, Fruit Tuesday: Loaded Baked Potato, BBQ Rib Sandwich, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Chilled Juice, Milk Friday: Breakfast Chicken Patty w/ Biscuit, Fruit Juice, Pear Slices, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Yeast Roll, Milk Crackers, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Pepperoni Pizza, Southern Fried Secondary Schools Lunch Chicken, Quick Baked Potatoes, California Monday: Holiday Veggies, Pineapple Tidbits, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Tuesday: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Fiestada Whole Wheat Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Pizza, Chef Salad, Oven Fries, Tossed Salad, Thursday: Red Bean and Rice w/ Sausage, Baked Potato, Corn On The Cob, Banana Corn Dog Nuggets, Vegetable Sticks, Tossed Berry Blend, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Chocolate

items from home beginning with the letter C. • After a discussion of the circus, Jessica Wicker’s 2-year-olds made paper-plate clowns. • Teri Conerly’s toddlers made frogs and sang “Five Green Frogs” after a study of the color green. Kari Dupree’s toddlers enjoyed a music-and-movement class as part of motor skills development.

Hawkins Preschool • Katrina Davis’ 2-year-olds played shape games and created shapes with Play-Doh. • Charlene Gravens’ 3-yearolds made diamond kites, twinkle stars, circle pizza, sponge hearts to complete a shapes unit. Parent volunteers Alisha Blackmon, Sayward Dimmette, Lisa Shiers and Jeanne Bantugan assisted with the pizza party. • Sue VanDenAkker’s 4-year-olds read “The Gingerbread Man,” made gingerbread puppets and searched for a lost gingerbread man as part of a study of the letter G. • Deborah Clanton’s 4-yearolds made torn-paper ghosts, worked with green paint and created goofy goggles as part of a study of the letter G.

Hinds Career, Technical • Dylan Dement of Vicksburg High and Kaci Holdiness and Summer Hudson of Warren Central participated in the DECA Fall Leadership Conference in Jackson. • Marketing II students are examining business layout and design. • Kaci Holdiness had the highest DECA fundraiser ticket sales for the week. Tickets for the Shopping Extravaganza, which will be Saturday at Outlets at Vicksburg, are $15 and will be available until Friday from any DECA member. For more information, contact Donna Cook at 601-629-6808 or

Jacob’s Ladder • Student Misty Grantham has returned to work at Just Continued on Page B3.

Pudding, Crackers, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Southern Fried Chicken, Grilled Chicken Salad, Monte Cristo Sandwich, Corn Dog, Whipped Potatoes, Green Peas, Carrot Sticks w/ Dip, Chilled Peach Slices, Pear and Kiwi Medley, Whole Wheat Roll, Banana Pudding, Milk, Fruit Juice Thursday: Turkey and Cheese Sandwich, Chicken & Dumpling Biscuits, Burrito & Chili Topping, Chef Salad, Creole Green Beans, Whole Kernel Corn, Garden Salad, OvenBaked Potato Wedges, Fresh Oranges, Fresh Nectarines, Rosey Applesauce, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Crackers, Chocolate Pudding, Milk, Fruit Juice Friday: Hamburger, Loaded Baked Potato, Chef Salad, Spicy Chicken Wrap, Seasoned Lima Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Garden Salad, Tropical Apples, Fresh Melon Cubes, Fresh Grapes, Whole Wheat Roll, String Cheese, Crackers, Milk, Fruit Juice

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school by school Continued from Page B2. Duett Sports. • Students swept the sidewalks for downtown merchants on Washington Street. • Southern Belle T-shirts, ordered as part of a fundraiser, have arrived. • As part of a study of transportation, Dal Free demonstrated Robert Clay’s 18-wheeler of Reed Trucking and took students for a ride.

Porters Chapel • Top Accelerated Readers for the week were as follows: first grade — Macey Bufkin, Madison Combs, Christian Lancaster, Mary Claire Lovins, Olivia Masterson, Peyton Sikes, Leah Simms and Hannah Claire York; second grade — Bailey Andrews and Katie Davidson; third grade — Hailie Baswell, Michael Hall, Braden Kapp, Brittnee Martin, Tristan Pickering, Reece Rainer, Jared Smith, Josh Smith and Luke Yocum; fourth grade — Reed Buys, Bradley Collins, Caitlyn Denley, Cole McClure, Kaylan Means and Kristen Spell; fifth grade — Josh Arias, Matthew Hall and Jessie Long; sixth grade — Rebekah Rogers. • Tommie King’s fifth-grade class won the spirit poster contest sponsored by the PCA Eagle Club at the Homecoming pep rally.

Redwood • Pledge leaders for the week were Rebecca Pigg, Drew Lewis, Anna Nowell, Mason Pryor, Carlton Jeter, Jacob Wicker, Shelby Barwick and Ro’Neisha Anderson. • Parent volunteers Michelle McRaney and Jennifer Ross assisted with decorations for the fifth-grade music program. • Activity teachers Lorraine Copeland, Robin Dixon, Angela Kurtz and Wyn Pratt hosted a Southern States activity celebration featuring a Mardi Gras parade, mask decorating, musical chairs and a Moon Pie snack. • Logan Pettway shared a pair of baby chicks with Linda Hughey’s first-graders to go along with their story, “Dan’s Pet.” Liz Curtis from FitZone read to and exercised with first-graders. Kevin Cooksey read to Misty Hossley’s sixth-grade class. • GATES teachers are collecting money to support Marine Jacob Norwood and his platoon. Students can pay $2 to wear blue jeans both Thursday and Oct. 14.

Sherman Avenue • Students honored with a seat at the 100 Club Table for making 100 on one or more benchmark tests were Vanity McCloud, Lacey Parker, Zackary Pedroche, Tyzaih Williams, Faith Burgess, Gracie Burgess, Dezmen Davis, Maryellen Dunaway, Collin Manuel, Searra Odom, Kelcie Stafford, Keithia Chiles, Brianna Daughtry, Marvin Freeman, Simran Patel, Katherine TorresCruz, Ashlyn Wright, Martez Brown, Michael Cloud, Laraedo Kirby, Brian LaCroix, Jaden Sanders, Christian Brown, Caitlin Crump, Caitlin Doyle, Kaylee Hoeft, Andi McKay, Grayson Rankin, Jessica Thomas, Aryn Greer, Shamar Lott, Keirsten Carroll, Antonica Jefferies and Kaley Stamps. • Sally Owen’s kindergartners made individual “five senses” books. They popped popcorn to demonstrate the use of all senses. They also ate and graphed red, yellow and green apples. • Jerry Boland read a book to Morgan Abraham’s kindergarten class following the Real People Read kickoff. • Third-grade students of Heather Williams and Candice Reed created video slide books about marine animals. • Cathy Wilkerson was a guest reader in Betty Smith’s first-grade class, where she discussed Kelso rules.

South Park • Fourth-graders recognized as Top Dogs for the week were Dalton Clack, Aysia Gilbert, Laura-Reagan Logue and Benjamin Plummer. Those recognized as Groovy Gators were Makayla Anderson, Shaina Bagshaw, Jeremiyah Brown, Kayla Foster, Kristofer George, Maylen Haggard, Julian Hunt, David Jones, Alyshia Moore, Makayla Moore, Unique Moore, Ja’Keira Mosley, Patrick O’Neal, Cortez Shelton, Deon’tre Smith, Fionn Smith, Jacques Smith, Joshua White, Christopher Wilson and Luke Wilson. • As part of a study of the letter C, kindergartners read “Crunchy Munchy Cookies” and made cookies. • Fifth-graders completed nine weeks skills and a study of “The Best School Year Ever.” • Ruth Fraysier’s thirdgraders who were recognized as Top Dogs were Eli Prudhomme and Kiarra Wilkerson. Those recognized as Groovy Gators were Austin Adcock, Stevyonna Green, Kiyah Hawkins, Jacob Hynum, Kentavius Jackson, Michia Johnson, Storey Kirklin, John Michael Lelonek, Jessica Luke, Katherine Miller, Connor Mullins and Evelyn Pitts.

Vicksburg Catholic • Jenny Turner, dental hygienist for Dr. Martin Chaney, distributed brushing supplies and spoke to preschool students about oral hygiene. • As a culminating activity for a study of Japanese culture, Leslie Young’s sixthgraders performed “Boshibari and the Two Thieves” for kindergarten students of Zena Phillips and Lori Tzotzolas. • Junior high cheerleaders performed for elementary students and parents at a pep rally in the gym. Announced as captains were Drake Dorbeck, Connor Smith, Alec Kitchens, Casey Landers and Bash Brown, who spoke about the upcoming football game.

Vicksburg High • Gator Dollar drawing winners were Antoinette Mayfield, $40 Walmart gift card and Gator T-shirt; Demorise White, one free service at Head Quarters barbershop and Gator T-shirt; and William Liggins, DeMarcus West, Quayla Wilson and Lauren Aberle, Gator T-shirts. Positive behavior donations were made by Walmart, Head Quarters, teachers and parents. • Guests in the Mississippi River class were Deborah Cooper, who spoke on dams and reservoirs; Dr. David Biedenharn, who spoke on sediment management issues; Brandon Davis, who spoke on justification analyses of water resource projects; and Chris Koeppel, who spoke on environmental considerations of Corps Projects. • Coach Ben Shelton and Ebony Gardner were selected by the student body as faculty Homecoming King and Queen. • A Josten’s representative will be on campus at 9 a.m. Friday for seniors to place orders for graduation supplies. Deposits of $60, $80 or $100 will be required. Yearbooks are also available for $55 ($60 with name stamping) and can be ordered at www. or through Kristen Nutt, yearbook adviser. • Seniors and parents selected their class song, flower, poem, graduation invitations and senior portraits during Senior Night festivities. Those who were unable to attend may contact Kristen Nutt at 601-631-2800.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders for the week were Logan Tillman, Mya Semi, Rocky Howard and Ja’Kourius Fultz. • All-boy and all-girl classes

of LaToya Minor and Regina O’Leary made 3-D models of plant and animal cells. Mrs. O’Leary’s social studies classes also designed state poster projects, which are on display in the fifth-grade pod. • Dressy Class Club members are the homerooms of Georgia Kelly, Rebecca Flanagan, Ashley Smith, Amy Anderson, Grace LaBarre, Zabradia Flowers, Crystal Hardy, LaToya Minor, Tommie Allen, Madonna Stacker, Deidra Williams, Cassandra Ringo, LaShonda Smith, Tasha Thompson, Dionne Smith and Chandrea Williams. • Students recognized for making two or more 100s on weekly benchmark tests were Da’Sha McGloster, Jakayla Boyd, Lakendra Hubbard, Sedria McKinley, Laura Rivera, Amira Scott, Alexis Westcott, Ka’Terriana Davis, Kierra Henyard, Khalia Davis, Breazlyn Dillon, Ashley Erves, Heather Kindhart, Amauria Lush, Candice Moore, Morgan Nickson, Henry Lin, Kenny Thompson, Logan Tillman, Jonathan Boyd, Brandon Fischer, Evan Price, Garland Robinson, Julius Wade, Jermaine Wesley, Nathan Mosley, Viraj Patel, Erickah Tucker, Kadameria Caples, Kyana Carter, Jordan Davis, Niyah Davis, Alexis Foster, Savannah Garza, Sara Hasty, Mykayla Mack, Theresa McGowan, Brashayla Thomas, Asiah Thompson, Asiah Thompson, Katreese Wilkerson, Anna Buchanan, Jelani McGriggs, Samuel Purvis, Ashley Vail, Shamar Williams, Tierra Burns, Anna-Claire Hynum, Antonio Thompson, Ja’Kourius Fultz, Kodie Hill, Michael Monroe, Vinay Parekh, Kaylynn Rivera, Jar’Vis Armstrong, Jazmine Jones, Tyreek Brasfield, Jamison Friley, Christopher Herron-Albert, Leonard Sims, Haley Burrough, Leola Jones, Shatavia Mitchell, Jermerica Moore, Mia Ross, Key’Asia Shelton, Mia Thomas, Rickia Walker, Antonio Brown, Lillian Bryant, Shatriece Gleese, John’Nicqwua Hardges, Kendell Hassell, Kionna Taylor, Malcolm Williams, Aiyana Wooten, James Allen, Zaria Anderson, Brice Bishop, Shaquarrius Bracey, Nakedria Drayton, Vicky Galey, Darrin-Albert Harris, Jordan Hasty, Ja’Kayle Hawkins, Tyra Howard, Robert Lee, Shianne McGee, Charlotte, Sanders, Devin Sheppard, Shelby Thompson, Damontae Trevillion, Paul Auttonberry, Joshua Boyd, Shane Caves, Stephen Alex Clifton, Nicholas Crasta, Malik Hall, Donovan Jones, Rodney Kemper, Vincent Liu, Reginald Moore, La’Darrin O’Neal, Kristopher Watts, Kevin Williams, Blake Wilson, Robert Brand, Byronta Carson, La’Renzai Chiplin, Sage Eastman, Kardell English, Taylor Gibson, Dillatese Grayson, Deldrick Harper, Trey Howard, Eric Jackson, Shelia Jones, Mykaeliah Patterson, Dentarius Richardson, Cory Russell, Cody Smith, Jaylin Smith, Destinie Taper, Charles Thomas, Meiya Walker, Markese Woods, DeMarcus Barber, Katlyn Freeman, Shaniece Gleese, Zane Grissom, Australia Hawkins, Ellen Lyons, Deseree Perkins, Sha’Derika Shorter, Jomarlin Smith, Lacey Smith, Harrol Thomas and Jeffrey Wilburn. • School Day picture orders are due by Thursday; payment should be included in the envelope.

• Quiz bowl winners in Shelley Leyens’ seventhgrade English classes were as follows: first period — Jacqlyn West, Marquez Dent, Alexis Brooks and Rikiayah Winters; second period — Randy Willis, Dillion Nevels, Malique Powers, Nicholas Johnson and Peyton Coleman; third period — Karry Callahan, Bill Cohen and Adonis Sotelo; fifth period — Jazmine Green, Jessica Parson, Alexus Bailey and TyMesha Nabors; sixth period — Davie Heldenbrand, Caroline Nelson, Courtney White and Zyderrica Gibbs; seventh period — Raven Harper, Micha Williams, Dylan Hasty, Elizabeth Johnson and Elisha Howard. • Science bowl winners in April Green’s eighthgrade classes were as follows: Team I — Ke’Aubrey Clark, Teaghan Daffron, Amy Dixon, Charles Doss, Moriah Hixson, Jarred Jones, De’Ariumus Smith, Ericka Sullivan, Justice Walker, Kristina Williams and Ezquial Kharra; Team 2 — Steven Carter, Nathan Fox, Tonie Hicks, Dakota Landrum, Andrew Lanier, Taylor Johnson and William Martin; Team 3 — Dustin Boyd, Kalea Flowers, Tanner Gardner, Jammond Hawkins, Christopher Johnson, Devonta Parnell, Rashad Patterson and Easton Strickland; Team 4 — Romeo Carter, Alexis Drayton, Brekyra Fisher, Deyannah Flowers, Edbornie Johnson, Iris Jones, Kel’Tonisha Jones, Isaiah Knight, Alex Martinez, Tae’lor Nelson and Austin Warren; Team 5 — Shaquille Bracey, Cameron Clark, Da’Marcus Darden, Neisha Dee, Victoria Pagan, Mark Robinson, Justin Selvy, Brian Smith, Marcus Tatum and Octavia Varnado.

be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day. • Students who were “caught doing something good” were Stephen Channell, Hannah White, Dawne Tuggle, Jada Daniel, John Lumbley, Larance Carter, Mallory Reynolds, Kimberly Qualls, Oun Janiese Roper, Dominique Williams, Naudia Almore, Mason Thomas, Emily Fuller and Kim Stampley. Warren Central students contributed 66 pints of blood during the first blood drive of the year. • Friday is the final day to buy a yearbook. Cost is $60 ($65 with name on the cover). • Winners of the WC Idol Finals were JDeche — Jabari Porter, first place; Trauma — Jesse Tillotson, Mark McGraw, Austin Mann and Rich Murphy, second place; and Ashley Proctor, third place. • NJROTC ninth-graders visited the destroyer USS Kidd in Baton Rouge.

W.C. Intermediate • Special Area Star Class of the Week was Shannon Barnard’s class. • Students signed drug-free pledge cards. • Art classes created fire safety floor plans for safe home evacuation. • The school will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day. Parent Night will be Tuesday; report cards will be issued 5-6 p.m. Students are selling cookie dough as a PTO fundraiser. • Fifth-grade students of Veronica Jefferies and Gloria Blake visited the Natural Science Museum. Jefferies’ students created a food guide pyramid using grocery ads and artificial food items. Henry Wyatt was named Student of the Week.

Warren Junior High

Warren Central High • School pictures were taken today. The school will

• Nine weeks tests conclude this week with science, tech prep and art on Thursday

and history and local cultures on Friday. • Tracey Johnson’s students toured the Natural History Museum. • Students may pre-order 2010-2011 yearbooks for $30; see Laura Bush or Renee Channell, yearbook sponsors, for more information.

Warrenton • Right on Target winners were Colin Love, Adria Burks, Trey Hynum, Cameron Roby, Anthony Walker, Malik Shelley and Michael James. • Top Accelerated Reader classes are Angeline Baker’s fifth grade, Velma Wince’s sixth grade and Ida Allen’s second grade. • Top Accelerated Readers in each grade are as follows: first grade — Daniel Fernandez, Michaela Franklin, Kylie Martin, Janae Cosby and Chadwick Harrell; second grade — Dylan Cochran, Michala Ellis, Baily Ferguson, Toni Taylor and Brelynn Beck; third grade — Ian Gordon, John Michael Wilkerson, Nicholas Bailey, Deandre McCalpin and Kristina Tillett; fourth grade — Andre Ranis, Asia Brown, William Tankson, De’Corius Barnes and Brayan Loyola; fifth grade — Zachary Moore, Jon Bantugan, Chloe Emfinger, Destinee Shaifer and Kiona Patton; and sixth grade — Jason Lee, Jacob Cochran, Esdgar Loyola, MaKenzie Lynch and Brandon Shaifer.

Woodlawn Baptist • Carolyn Bryant’s 4-yearolds made leaf mobiles as part of a study of the letter L. Leaders for the week were Siera Hearn, Ticia Martinez, Sam Thigpen, Jaz Simmons and Will Wright. • Three-year-old students of Jeannie Barber and Jean Muirhead participated in bear hunts, counted toy cars and ate cupcakes to celebrate the letter C.

In Celebration of 150 Years of Catholic Education in Vicksburg – 1860-2010

You Could Win A Car for Christmas!!! • 2010 Dodge Challenger •

Raffle Tickets 25 or 5 / 100 $




Tickets On Sale Now thru December 9.

Purchase online at the school offices of

St. Francis or St. Aloysius

and at Blackburn Motor Company!

Vicksburg Junior High • Students attended a schoolwide pep rally featuring the introduction of cheerleaders and football players. • Jon’te Stevens will serve as the Gator mascot for 20102011. • Top 10 Accelerated Readers for September were Elishua Monroe, Amy Dixon, Troy Jarrett, Brittany Bryant, Tanner Gardner, Deyannah Flowers, Kalea Abney, Tae’lor Nelson, Arianna Russell and Nathan Fox.

Drawing to be held December 10th!

St. Francis Xavier St. Aloysius Pre-school through 12th grade

601-636-4824 / 1900 Grove Street / Vicksburg, Mississippi

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ON THE MENU from Staff Reports

We welcome your items for On the Menu, a wrap-up of area food events. Submit items by e-mail (newsreleases@vicksburgpost. com), postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (601-634-0897), delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road, or by calling 601-636-4545 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. If corresponding by fax, mail or e-mail, be sure to include your name and phone number

Clash in the Kitchen

Contest will heat up Vicksburg Thursday

Hawkins serving up barbecue plates Hawkins United Methodist will sell barbecue dinners Saturday at the church at 3736 Halls Ferry Road. Served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be half a chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, tea and dessert. Tickets are $8 in advance at the church or by calling 601636-2242. Patrons may dine in or take a plate to go.

By Manivanh Chanprasith A Vicksburg chef whose food fuses his European heritage and Southern roots will defend his title of Best Chef The secin a charond annual ity cookClash in the off ThursKitchen will day night. Jay Parbe at 6 p.m. megiani, Thursday at owner the Vicksburg and head Convention chef of Center. TickRoca, and ets are $40. Jackson Call 601-506chefs Tom 1313. Ramsey of Ivy & Divine culinary group and Dennis Wilson of Central Mississippi Medical Center will battle it out during the second annual Vicksburg Clash in the Kitchen. The event, set for 6 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center, will benefit the Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Association. “I’m sticking to what I know,” said the 32-year-old Parmegiani, who has been banging on pots and pans since he was 12. “I’ll be a little nervous, but once I get started, I’ll be in my element and cooking along. I’ll make sure everything is set up and prepared. It should be a really great event.” The event will feature musical entertainment by Osgood and Blaque. Attendees will get to sample each chef’s finished product. “I imagine the chefs will be really interesting together,” said Amanda Fontaine, executive director of the burn association. “At first, we were looking at this as Vicksburg versus Jackson.” Last year, Parmegiani defeated Cedar Grove chef John Kellogg in the friendly

If you go

Fish fry will help resident with MS A benefit fish fry is set for this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, fish dinners will be sold at The Loving’s Place at 1622 Clay St. On the menu will be fried fish, spaghetti, a roll, salad and cake. Dinners are $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Proceeds will help Tanna Singleton-Edmond, who has multiple sclerosis.

2010 Germanfest set for Oct. 23 The Lutheran Church of the Messiah’s annual Germanfest is set for Oct. 23. Served from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church at 301 Cain Ridge Road will be bratwurst and hot dog plates. Brat plates are $8 and will feature a Usinger’s sausage from Wisconsin, potato salad, beans and a roll. Hot dog plates are $4 and accompanied by chips and beans. Desserts will be sold, and patrons may dine in or take a plate to go. Call 601-636-1894.

Turkey, music, sweets heads to Holy Trinity The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, will serve turkey and all the trimmings Nov. 18. Available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church at South and Monroe streets will be turkey, dressing and cranberry salad. Desserts, a bake sale and music by students of the The Conservatory of Fine Arts will also be featured. Tickets are $10 in advance. Call 601-636-0542.

Also On the calendar: • Classics in the Courtyard — Each Friday, Oct. 15-Nov. 5; local entertainers and restaurants; $9 per person; lunch reservations required by 5 p.m. Thursdays; 601-631-2997 or info@southernculture. org. • Crawford Street United Methodist Women’s Turkey Dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 4 at the church at 900 Crawford St.; turkey and dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce, a roll, corn pudding, dessert and tea or water; $10 in advance at the church or at 601-6365612; dine in or carry out.

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Jay Parmegiani prepares Fried Green Tomatoes and Crab Cakes Napoleon in the kitchen at Roca.

See Clash, Page C2.

Salvation army luncheon ‘Serving Up Hope’

Tuesday event to feature food, silent auction By Ben Mackin For many people, lunch on a weekday consists of whatever fast-food drive through looks to be the least crowded. Others subsist on whatever they can scrounge from the vending machine. But Tuesday, the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will serve soup and sandwiches at its 31st annual fundraiser, set for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Crawford Street United Methodist Church. The event, themed Serving up Hope, will also feature a bake sale and silent auction. Funds will be used in Vicksburg for client services such See Soup, Page C2.

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary members gather at the headquarters on Mission 66.

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Baking with booze

Adding swig of spirits to the mix takes the cake BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Classic cake-making calls for eggs, flour, butter and sugar. But some bakers are juicing up the flavor by throwing liquor into the mix. Or, as Terry Lee Stone, coauthor of the recently published “Booze Cakes” cookbook puts it, “Baking is fun and drinking is fun — let’s combine them!” Stone and Krystina Castella, friends from teaching at a design college in Pasadena, started working on the book after Stone was inspired when making an old cake recipe of her mother’s that called for adding alcohol. But the concoctions they came up with for their book go well beyond the typically tame “add a tablespoon of kirsch” school of cooking with liquor. “It was really important to us that you tasted the alcohol,” Castella says. “When we first developed the idea, there really wasn’t much out there. We found people adding different liquors and alcohols to food, but not much in baking.”

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“The Boozy Baker” by Lucy Baker The recipes they did find generally used liquor as a substitute for vanilla. “So we would find (recipes calling for) one teaspoon of rum. One teaspoon of rum is not going to really give it a rum flavor. You might need 1/4 cup of rum and then soak it in rum and have rum frosting.” Castella and Stone have invited readers to explore variations on their themes

“Booze Cakes” by Krystina Castella and Terry Lee Stone

and bloggers have enthusiastically taken to it, posting their results on the “Booze Cakes” Facebook page. In fact, there seems to be a surge of interest in baking with libations. A second book, “The Boozy Baker,” by the aptly named Lucy Baker, also was released this year. Baker sees a general trend toward slow-paced activities like baking that she views as

a reaction to a high-speed, 24-7 world. “People are looking for ways to relax, to kick back, to reconnect. Having a speakeasy inspired cocktail is one way to do that and another way to do that is baking.” Baker was inspired to try adding liquor while looking for something to do with a bottle of ouzo that ended up in her pantry. The anise-flavored drink worked surpris-

ingly well in a cake, and soon she was “pouring in a little bit of this and a little bit of that into all my different recipes and finding that it really worked well.” The alcohol enhanced the flavor and made dessert “seem a little more indulgent.” Her book covers pies, cookies and other desserts as well as cakes, and recipes include a margarita meringue pie and Champagne layer cake. Among her discoveries, ginger liqueur goes great with peach and Port is surprisingly good with fruit. In their book, Castella and Stone tackle a little chemistry along with confectionery, providing a chart on how much alcohol is likely to remain in cakes depending on how large they are and how long they bake. Some of the alcohol burns off, but not all. And whatever you use for soaking or put in frosting, stays there. They cook with spirits, wine and beer and went for some unusual combinations, such as their Jagermeister Deutsch German chocolate cake.

They have a chapter on the classics, such as fruit cakes and Black Forest cherry cake, as well as new twists, such as a cocktail cupcake chapter that incorporates the flavors of classic drinks. As they explored alcohol as a flavoring, they found some spirits work better than others. Castella, who isn’t fond of gin in drinks, didn’t like it in cakes either. “I felt like it was too antiseptic tasting.” But bourbon turned out to be a winner, as did the combination of tequila and chocolate. Cooking with liquor is something that French pastry chefs have done for years, notes cookbook author Dorie Greenspan, whose latest is “Around My French Table.” Those chefs “always had a little liquor cabinet, often under lock and key, used for flavoring,” she said. What seems to be new about the approach is marrying the trend of culinary cocktails, in which liquors are being used in new and creative ways, with baking. “This is a rebirth and a rethinking,” she said.

Chai, brandy pack a punch to seasonal treat By The Associated Press Chai is a rich, spiced drink from India that lends deep flavors and aromas to this easy apple cake from Krystina Castella and Terry Lee Stone’s cookbook, “Booze Cakes.” Most grocers carry chai concentrates that can be diluted with milk and heated for a comforting beverage. If you can’t find the chai cream liqueur called for in this recipe, substitute an equal amount of the concentrate.

Brandy Apple Chai Cake For the cake: 1 1/2 cups canola oil 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Brandy Apple Chai Cake

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped 3 1/4 cups apples, peeled, cored and chopped 1/4 cup brandy For the chai glaze: 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cupVoyant Chai cream liqueur OR 2 tablespoons heavy cream mixed with 2 tablespoons chai concentrate Heat the oven to 325 F. Coat a 10-inch Bundt cake pan with cooking spray and flour (or baking spray). In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the oil and sugar until thick and smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a

time. Mix in the flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Stir in the walnuts, apples and brandy. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a knife inserted at the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Remove the cake from the pan by inverting onto a plate or platter. Pour the glaze over it. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 761 calories; 409 calories from fat (54 percent of total calories); 46 g fat (5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 69 mg cholesterol; 85 g carbohydrate; 7 g protein; 3 g fiber; 166 mg sodium.

Hard cider gives apple pie a kick By The Associated Press This booze infused take on the classic New England dessert from Lucy Baker’s “The Boozy Baker” gets extra kick by simmering the apples in hard cider before baking them into the crust. She says raisins also can be added. And if you prefer, beer or lambic (Belgian raspberry beer) can be substituted for the hard cider.

Hard Cider Apple Pie For the crust: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, well chilled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 tablespoon vodka 6 to 8 tablespoons ice water 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1 tablespoon raw sugar (optional) For the filling: 2 1/2 pounds (about 5 medium) Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and

To make the crust, in a food processor combine the flour, sugar and salt. Give it a few good pulses to combine. Add the cubes of butter, a few at a time, and pulse until the mixture looks like wet sand. Add the vodka and then the ice water, a tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough comes together in large clumps. Gather the dough into a ball and divide in half. Flatten each half into a disk, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and chill for 30 to 60 minutes. To make the filling, in a large saucepan over high heat, combine the apple slices, 2/3 cup hard cider, the brown sugar,

granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring often, until the sugar has dissolved and the apples are thickly coated, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together the remaining 2 tablespoons of hard cider with the cornstarch. Add the cornstarch mixture to the apples and boil for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the liquid is thick and clear. Remove from the heat, stir in the lemon zest, and allow the mixture to cool for 30 minutes. Remove both halves of the pie dough from the refrigerator. On a clean, well-floured work surface, roll one disk of the dough into a 12-inch circle. Transfer it to a 9-inch pie plate. Pour the apple mixture into the crust. Roll the second half of the dough into a 12-inch circle and transfer it to the top of the pie. Pinch the edges of the top and bottom crusts together. Trim any excess dough, leaving 1/2-inch overhang. Crimp

the edges decoratively with a fork and cut three 2-inch vents in the center of the top crust. Transfer the pie to the freezer and chill for 1 hour, or until it is very cold and the crust is firm to the touch. Heat the oven to 425 F and arrange a rack in the lower third. Brush the top of the pie with

the heavy cream and sprinkle with the raw sugar, if using. Bake the pie for 20 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375 F and bake for another 40 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the filling is bubbling. If the edges of the pie brown too quickly, cover them with foil. Cool the pie on a wire rack

before serving. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 443 calories; 170 calories from fat (38 percent of total calories); 19 g fat (12 g saturated; 1 g trans fats); 51 mg cholesterol; 63 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 4 g fiber; 189 mg sodium.

grandfather. His winning dish isn’t served at Roca, but if guests request it, Parmegiani said he wouldn’t mind jumping on the line to prepare it. This year, chefs have been given the green light to prepare anything they wish. Ramsey, 44, who spent his

childhood in the River City, said his dish will be a surprise. His only hint: “I’m looking back into my childhood in Vicksburg, where there were different types of international cuisine.” Parmegiani will use duck, and Wilson is opting for a pasta dish with chicken and

seafood. Two winners will be chosen in two categories. Five judges, all from Vicksburg, will decide the overall winner based on presentation and taste, and the audience will assign a People’s Choice award, a first for the event. Proceeds will benefit the

burn association’s project to build a 15-bedroom, 15-bathroom lodge to house, for free, family members of burn victims. The building will be across the street from Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon, where the Joseph M. Still Burn Center is located.

Fontaine said the groundbreaking for the $2 million project is set for the end of November. “Ultimately, it’s a fundraiser and we’re there to raise money,” Parmegiani said. “As long as we raise a ton of money and I enjoy myself, I’m happy with that.”

vices,” said Phyllis Renfro, vice president of the group. “Starting this month, we are going to give $2,000.” The need for client services has increased due to the struggling economy, she said, and the Soup & Sandwich

Luncheon is the organization’s biggest fundraiser. Last year, $12,000 was raised, and the goal this year is $15,000. Local merchants have donated items for a silent auction, which will feature

art, pottery, decorative items, jewelry, gift certificates for spa treatments and to restaurants, and books. Tickets are $7 dollars and are available in advance only.

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Clash Continued from Page C1. competition that featured shrimp as the main ingredient. “I did a shrimp cake and a fried green tomato Napoleon with black-eyed pea relish,” said Parmegiani, who traveled to France at age 14 to learn old-world cooking techniques from his uncle and

Soup Continued from Page C1. as feeding needy families; providing shelter, utility and rental assistance; and enacting emergency and disaster aid. “Our auxiliary gives $1,000 a month to the Salvation Army for client ser-

If you go The luncheon will run from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Crawford Street United Methodist Church. Tickets

are $7 in advance. Call 601636-8531, 601-636-7352 or 601-831-0038, or go by the Salvation Army at 530 Mission 66.

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Woman wants her boyfriend to hang up his party line Dear Abby: My boyfriend, “Ronnie,” and I have a very active and “different” sex life. I’m happy I have found someone who is so compatible, but it has also presented a problem for me when we’re out with friends. Our bedroom activities occasionally include a third party — a female. I’m perfectly happy with this arrangement because I am the one who initiated it. However, I have a problem with Ronnie’s recruiting practices. He seems to think that because I have one friend who has joined us, all of them are fair game. Most of my friends are not aware of our activities. They’re mainstream, and it’s embarrassing when he propositions them. I try to blame it on booze, but they get offended. I have lost one good friend over it. I have tried repeatedly to



explain to Ronnie that there’s a time and a place for everything. He just doesn’t get it. He says not to worry about what others think. I don’t want to end what we have, but I need him to understand that our sex life is not open for discussion among our tight-knit group of friends. Any suggestions? — Embarrassed in Jersey Dear Embarrassed: Because you have explained to Ronnie that what he’s doing is making you uncomfortable, that not all of your friends are into threesomes and it has already cost you one friend — then face it. He doesn’t WANT to “get it.”


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: It isn’t likely that you’ll accept any subservient position in the next 365 days. Your leadership qualities will be itching to express themselves and will cause you to seek out a directive post, but any advancement will have to be in your field of expertise. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — This is an excellent time to weed out all those endeavors that have not lived up to your expectations. Don’t waste any more time on things that aren’t working out. It’s time to start anew. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Much more can be revealed from something that you’ve only been viewing from a limited level. If you’ll let them, your perceptions can be viable sources of information and inspiration. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t allow anyone who always sees things from a negative perspective to lower your expectations of good things to come. His/her evaluations are needless inaccuracies and will lead to losses. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Aiming higher than usual and setting loftier goals for yourself will lead to inspiring both your boldness and your will to win today. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — What will give you an edge over others is following what you’ve learned from your past mistakes and vowing never to repeat them. It might be easier to follow old ways, but it won’t be smart. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Anything you do all on your own is likely to work out just ducky. However, greater rewards can be had if you’ve benefited from past mistakes, never to be made again. Aries (March 21-April 19) — When negotiating something of importance with others, weigh all of your alternatives first and you’ll have a better chance of finding a middle ground with which everyone can live. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — It’s good to be aware of all the small details involving something you’re working on, but don’t obliterate the big picture in the process. Both views are usually essential. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Get a handle on a group situation so that there aren’t too many heads trying to run the show. With confusion under control, it’ll be much easier to find a direction that’ll be pleasing to everybody. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Objectives must be clearly defined in order to find the best route to take. Lay things out in such a manner so that you’ll know where you are going and what stage you are in at all times. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Something you’ve been developing can now be concluded to your satisfaction, but only if you make it your primary objective. Don’t allow outside interests to sidetrack you. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Overall conditions are rather favorable for you, but perhaps your best area involves all those things that have to do with your material affairs. Be watchful for moneymaking opportunities.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Teens: According to the publication Parents of Teens, the average North American sleeps a total of 24.5 years over the course of his lifetime, spends 13.5 years at work and at school, 12 years watching TV, 4.5 years socializing, three years eating and one year on the phone. The other 13 years are spent in various activities, including doing nothing at all. Here’s my suggestion: Cut the TV viewing by two-thirds. Think what you could do with an extra eight years of life! Dr. Wallace: I’m a 13-year-old girl and live at home with my parents and three older brothers. It’s no secret that I’m Daddy’s favorite child. Whenever I ask him for a favor, the answer is almost always yes. Last night, I made the mistake of asking Mom if I could host a slumber party for four of my closest girlfriends. She said no because our house was “too small.” When Daddy came home from work, I asked him the same question and he said, “Yes, of course.” When I told Mom that Dad had said I could host the party, she got mad, started crying and went to bed. Now I feel terrible. What should I do about the party? I feel guilty. — Lindsey, Greenville, Miss. Lindsey: You shouldn’t feel guilty. You didn’t cause the problem — your parents created it for themselves. They’re out of sync and can’t agree on what you should be allowed to do. The three of you need to sit down together and discuss the party’s pros and cons. Abide by whatever decision results from this discussion. Next time you’d like to make such plans, it might be a good idea to ask the two of them when they are both present and then they can discuss it with you. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

Or, this may be his way of letting you know that he wants to do some recruiting of his own. Before any more of your private business is broadcast, you will have to decide if Ronnie’s ability in the bedroom makes up for the fact that he’s embarrassing in other important social situations. Only you can decide that one. Dear Abby: You probably have heard things like this before, but I don’t know where to turn. I have been dating “Jeff” for five years and we have a lot of fun together. Last week Jeff proposed marriage and — I choked! Now I’m having doubts about everything, and he’s getting impatient with me because I haven’t given him an answer. Things are not going the way I had hoped, Abby. Every-

thing is falling apart. Does this happen often? How do I know if he’s the right one? — Panicked in Pittsburgh Dear Panicked: It doesn’t happen “often,” but panicking at making a lifetime commitment certainly isn’t unheard of. You need to relax, calm down, and realize that you have spent five enjoyable years with Jeff or the relationship would have ended. Then ask yourself how you would feel about a lifetime of similar experiences, and you’ll have the answer you’re looking for. I hope you’ll be very happy together. Dear Abby: I was friendly with a woman I’ll call Paula. In the past, whenever I’d buy a lottery ticket I’d promise to buy her a house if I won. Our friendship has become strained. In fact, we’re no longer friends at all. It has

been a year and a half since I’ve spoken to her. Am I legally bound to buy Paula a house if I win? She’s the kind of person who would take you to court and generally try to ruin your life. Could you please give me some advice and help me out of this jam? — Winner-To-Be in Staunton, Va.

Dear Winner-To-Be: Yes. A verbal agreement is only as good as the paper it is written on.

• 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.

Robotic medicine is wave of the future Dear Dr. Gott: I recently read an article in The New York Times where doctors are communicating with their patients long distance via robot machines. What has the medical industry come to? Dear Reader: I, too, read the article and was aware of robotic medicine but still rather amused by the changes that have occurred since I became a physician. Robotic medicine is the wave of the future. When a robot is brought to a patient’s bedside, a physician can speak with him or her, observe movements and reactions, provide laboratory or X-ray test results, and prescribe — all from hundreds of miles away. The unit resembles a vacuum cleaner and comes with a top that looks like a television so the patient and physician can see and communicate with each other. These mobile units are available in hundreds of hospitals across the country, and they become the eyes and ears of the physician involved. Robots are not a new technology. They have been used for years in a great variety of venues, from informational research in outer space to diagnosing a sick patient. Lawenforcement agencies and the military use robots to disarm bombs and carry out other dangerous missions. They even helped seal the BP well in the Gulf of Mexico — a mile below the surface! The possibilities are endless. Are there pitfalls? Sure. A robot can’t approach a hospital bed and hold out a warm hand for support. It can’t wipe the brow of a lonely older patient whose family has yet to visit. That and more reasons are the trade-offs. But I guess we will all have to adapt when we expect our doctor to be tall and handsome, not short and metal. Dear Dr. Gott: Is there an over-the-counter holistic medicine to use in place of prescription steroids? Dear Reader: Steroids are powerful hormone-like substances prescribed for a great number of disorders. Athletes have been known to take them for performance enhancement. I cannot stress strongly enough that they and all herbals or OTC substitutes should be prescribed only for a specific cause by a qualified healthcare professional who knows your medical history. They should be taken under detailed instruction because of vital dosing reductions that must be adhered to. That said, there are several herbals that might be taken alone or in conjunction with other OTCs. They include nettle root, saw palmetto, hydrangea root, pygeum bark, pomegranate, viburnum, ginkgo biloba, black cohosh, lemon balm, chaste tree berry (monk’s pepper) and hawthorne. As you can imagine, the list goes on and on. You neglected to indicate why you or someone else might choose an alternative,



and there are countless disorders for which a physician might make the recommendation. Is it for menopause, pain, poison ivy, low testosterone levels or performance enhancement? The possibilities are limitless, so without knowing the specific reason, I cannot even consider what might be appropriate. Speak with your primarycare physician or a naturopath for direction. Good luck.

• Write to Dr. Peter Gott in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Home Fries� — Two killers fear a fast-food cashier, Drew Barrymore, and her associates might be able to identify them./7 on TVGN n SPORTS MLB — After six months and 162 games, the major leagues play some games that really count. The playoffs start today with a tripleheader. Tampa Bay vs. Texas starts things off, folDrew Barrymore lowed by Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati and Minnesota vs. the New York Yankees./12:30 on TBS n PRIMETIME “Criminal Minds� — When several women are murdered, Rossi revisits a 25-year-old case that causes him to suspect a killer is at work again./8 on CBS

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Britt Ekland, actress, 68; Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon singer, 59; Elisabeth Shue, actress, 47; Tim Rushlow, country singer, 44; Tommy Stinson, rock musician, 44; Jeremy Sisto, actor, 36. n DEATHS Karen McCarthy — A former U.S. representative who represented the Kansas City area for more than a decade but left amid allegations that she misused her staff and campaign funds for personal gain, died Tuesday. McCarthy, 63, died at a nursing home in northeast Kansas, said Robert Kalkofen, manager of McGilley Midtown Chapel in Kansas City. She had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. McCarthy had been living in a nursing home in suburban Johnson County, Kan., since spring 2009, when her family announced she had Alzheimer’s. A family statement at the time also said she had bipolar disorder, which had gone undiagnosed for a decade. Dolores Wilson — A Metropolitan Opera soprano and Broadway singer has died in New Jersey at age 82. Wilson made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1954 in the title role of “Lucia di Lammermoor,� the first of what would be 26 appearances, including seven with its touring company, said Met spokesman Sam Neuman. Her roles included Rosina in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,� Susanna in “Le Nozze di Figaro� and ZerDolores Wilson lina in “Don Giovanni.� Her last performance at the Met was in a 1959 revival of “Lucia.�


Court to hear Joe Jackson’s estate appeal An appeals court will hear arguments today on whether Michael Jackson’s father should be allowed to challenge the administrators of his son’s already lucrative estate. Joe Jackson has appealed a probate court’s dismissal of his objections to the appointment of attorney John Branca and music executive and family friend John McClain to oversee the pop singer’s estate. A judge ruled in November that the elder Jackson did not have standing to intervene in the case and was not entitled to an evidentiary hearing to contest the administrators. Joe Jackson Such a hearing would allow Joe Jackson’s attorney, Brian Oxman, to air complaints about potential conflicts of interest and the validity of the pop singer’s 2002 will, which specifically omitted his father from receiving any money. Attorneys for Michael Jackson’s estate have noted the probate court’s findings against the elder Jackson, and said in motions to the appeals court that the ruling came after considering Oxman’s arguments in the most favorable light. Oxman was also allowed to argue at length during the November hearing, the estate also said in its filings.

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Hush! Frito-Lay to pull noisy bags Frito-Lay hopes to quiet complaints about its noisy SunChips bags by switching out the biodegradable bags for the old packaging on most flavors. The company is switching back to original packaging, which is made of a type of plastic, for five of the six varieties of the chips. It will keep the biodegradable bags for its sixth variety, its original plain flavor. That’s its second best-selling, after Harvest Cheddar. The snack maker said the SunChips with the comswitch started in the middle of postable chip package September and should be complete by middle to late October. The bags were launched in April 2009 with a big marketing effort to play up their compostability because they’re made from plants and not plastic. But the technology Frito-Lay used to make the packaging results in a bag that’s stiffer than the plastic packaging — and louder. Customers complained. Groups on Facebook abound with names such as “I wanted SunChips but my roommate was sleeping...� and “Nothing is louder than a SunChips bag.� Spokeswoman Aurora Gonzalez said the company received complaints about the noise from the bags, although it also received thanks from customers who liked being able to recycle them. So the decision was made to remove the bulk of the biodegradable line. “We need to listen to our consumers,� she said.

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Trio wins chemistry Nobel for key chemical tool STOCKHOLM (AP) — An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry today for developing chemical methods widely used to make potential cancer drugs and other medicines, as well as slimmed-down computer screens. Richard Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki were honored for their development four decades ago of one of the most sophisticated tools available to chemists today, called palladium-catalyzed cross couplings. It lets chemists join carbon atoms together, a key step in the process of building complex molecules. Their methods are now used worldwide in commercial production of pharmaceuticals and molecules used to make electronics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. Heck, 79, is a professor emeritus at the University of Delaware. Negishi, 75, is a chemistry professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and 80-year-old Suzuki is a professor at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. Negishi said from Indiana that he was excited to be awakened by a call early today from the Nobel committee, saying he started dreaming about winning the prize “half a century ago.� “The Nobel Prize became a realistic dream of mine when I was in my 20’s,� he said, adding he would use his third of the 10 million kronor ($1.5 million) award to continue doing research. “I may have accomplished maybe half of my goals and I definitely would like to work for at least a couple of more years,� Negishi said. Heck said from his home in the Philippines that the importance of his work wasn’t clear initially. “It sort of grew as we worked on it,� he said. “As I worked on it longer it appeared it was pretty important and it has developed

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Portraits on overhead screen, from left, show Richard Heck and researchers Ei-ichi Negishi

The methods have been used to artificially produce cancer-killing substances first found in marine sponges, the academy said in its citation. well since then.� Officials at Hokkaido University were delighted by the news, said university spokesman Hidetoshi Nakatsuka. “Professor Suzuki has been mentioned as a candidate in the past few years and we’ve been waiting for this to happen for all these years,� Nakatsuka said. “We were standing by and we are extremely delighted.� Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said he spoke to Suzuki on the phone and congratulated him. “He told me that Japan’s science and technology is at the world’s top level and encouraged me to make good use of the resources,� Kan said. The methods have been used to artificially produce cancer-

and Akira Suzuki, who won the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry in Stockholm, Sweden.

killing substances first found in marine sponges, the academy said in its citation. While clinical testing has started, it’s not yet clear whether they will turn out to be useful drugs. It’s also being used to create new antibiotics that work on resistant bacteria and a number of commercially available drugs, including the anti-

inflammatory Naproxen, prize committee member Claes Gustafsson said. Palladium-catalyzed cross coupling has also been used by the electronics industry to make light-emitting diodes used in the production of extremely thin monitors, the academy said.

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RFK-owned Emancipation Proclamation up for auction NEW YORK (AP) — A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Lincoln and bought by Robert F. Kennedy, who drew inspiration from the document as he enforced civil rights legislation in the 1960s, is going up for auction and could fetch as much as $1.5 million. Kennedy Robert F. Kennedy bought the printed copy of the 1863 document declaring all slaves “forever free� shortly after its centennial celebration at the White House. His widow, Ethel, is offering it for sale Dec. 10 at Sotheby’s, the auction house told The Associated Press. It’s one of 48 printed copies signed by President Abraham Lincoln. About half are known to survive; 14 are in public institutions and another eight to 10 are privately owned, said Selby Kiffer, Sotheby’s senior specialist for historic American manuscripts. The original, handwritten Emancipation Proclamation is in the National Archives. Kennedy was attorney general to John F. Kennedy and served as his brother’s closest adviser. He was elected in 1964 to represent New York in the Senate and was assassinated in California on June 6, 1968, while campaigning for president. The fact that the Kennedy White House celebrated the document when RFK was in charge of civil rights enforcement “really brings this to life,� Kiffer said. Kennedy bought the copy, printed in black ink on acidfree paper, at a Sotheby’s auction in early 1964 for $9,500.

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WHEREAS, there being a West, 132.79 feet; thence County, State of Mississippi, default in the terms and run South 62 degrees 33 to-wit: conditions of the Deed of minutes 16 seconds West, All of Lot 4 of Clear Creek Trust and the entire debt 169.15 feet to the Southwest Plantation Park, as shown by secured having been corner of above C6 Wednesday, October 6,the 2010 plat recorded in Plat Book 3 declared to be due and described property and the at Page 118 of the Land payable in accordance with point of beginning, containRecords of the Chancery its terms, Trustmark National ing 3.0 acres, more or less. Clerk of Warren County Bank, the holder of the debt Together with that certain further described by metes has requested the Trustee to perpetual, nonexclusive and bounds as: CommencThe Clean you expect execute the trust and sell easement, 40 feet in width, The service you deserve ing at the intersection of the said land and property to be used in common with South Right of Way of pursuant to its terms in order others, for the purpose of a Freetown Road and the East to raise the sums due, with right-of-way for ingress and Right of Way of Stockton attorney's and trustee's fees, egress and, for the installaDrive also being the Northand expenses of sale; tion, and maintenance of west Corner of Lot 2 of said NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark power lines, water lines and The Clean Creek you expectPlantation Park; Clear S. Mayfield, Trustee for said sewer lines, said forty foot thence, along the East Right The service you deserve 750 Rollingwood Dr, Tucker Crossing, Vicksburg, DeedMS--Custom of Trust, Built will 2007, on easement being twenty feet of Way of Stockton Drive, S 2663 sf, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living October rm, dining rm, kitchen, breakfast 27, 2010, offer for either side of a centerline dedegrees 19 minutes 14 area, laundry rm, mud rm, office, entry foyer, stained concreteoutcry, flooring, 2and car sell scribed as follows: Com• Carpet/Oriental/ 50 • Ceramic Tile & of sale at public seconds W, a distance attached garage, covered patio with ceilingwithin fans, 2.6legal acres,hours landscaped, partly mencing at the Southwest NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Priced below assessed value.(being ft. to a found iron; Area Rug Cleaning 33.77 Grout Cleaning wooded, lake, pier, private, $287,500. between the hours of 11:00 corner of the above deACCORDING TO MS thence continuing along said • Furniture/Drapery Right• ofHouse Cleaning A.M., and 4:00 P.M.), at the scribed property; thence, run STATUE THAT THE Way; S 16 degrees west main door of the along its South line, North 62 FOLLOWING UNITS WILL 04 minutes 11 seconds W, a • Carpet & Fabric distance • Clean & Wax Warren County Courthouse, degrees 33 minutes 16 BE SOLD AT 3040 INDIANA of 133.21 ft. to a located in Vicksburg, MS, to seconds East, 30.0 feet to Protection foundWood & VinyltheFloors AVENUE, VICKSBURG, MS iron marking the highest and best bidder the point of beginning of the ON OCTOBER 13, 2010 AT Northwest Corner of Lot 4 of for cash, the following decenterline of said forty foot 10 AM. said Clear Creek Plantation scribed property situated in easement; thence run South THIS IS TO SATISFY THE Park and the Point of Warren County, MS, to-wit: 14 degrees 06 minutes 27 LIEN CLAIMS BY JET Beginning; thence, leaving Part of the Southwest Oneseconds East, 49.83 feet; INVESTMENT INC. said Right of Way along the 601-634-8303 Office Quarter of Section 27 thence run South 25 degrees line common to Lots 2 and 4, LESSOR WILL CONDUCT Township 15 North, Range 4 05 minutes 33 seconds East, A SALE FOR CASH WITH S 73 degrees 55 minutes 49 601-218-8201 Mobile East, Warren County, 292.24 feet; thence run RESERVE TO THE HIGHseconds E, a distance of Mississippi, more particularly West, to the Easterly line of 1022 Monroe St. • Vicksburg, MS 39183-2552 EST BIDDER ON THE 150.00 ft. to a found iron; described as follows, to-wit: Gaskin's Circle, and the end thence, continue, S 73 deCommencing at an iron of said easement. LASHARON BELL, grees 55 minutes 49 secmarking the Southwest I will convey only such title MARCIANA BOONE, onds E, a distance of 150.00 corner of that certain 15 acre as is vested in me, without MARVIN BURNS, ft. to a found iron and the tract conveyed to Willie M. any express or implied MATTHEW CALDWELL, Northeast Corner of Lot 2; Singleton by instrument warranties. PENNY FRITH, thence, S 16 degrees 04 dated August 26, 1991 and WITNESS my signature this TAVIA HESS, minutes 11 seconds W, a SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S recorded in Deed Book 958 October 6, 2010. distance of 143.50 ft. to a set SYLVIA KING, NOTICE OF SALE at Page 214 of the land of /s/ MARK S. MAYFIELD DON MCVAN JR, iron; thence, N 73 degrees WHEREAS, on April 3, 2007, records of Warren County, MARK S. MAYFIELD, PATTY RIDEOUT, 55 minutes 49 seconds W, a Derrell Friley, an unmarried Mississippi; thence run North Trustee ZENOBIA SMITH, distance of 150.00 ft. to a man executed a certain 25 degrees 30 minutes 06 Mark S. Mayfield, PLLC, FRANCES WHEATLEY, point on the line between deed of trust to Nancy J. seconds West, 310.46 feet to Riverhill Tower Building, JASMINE WOODS. Lots 4 and 6 of said Clear Schriedel, Trustee for the an iron rod, and, the point of 1675 Lakeland Dr., Suite Publish: 10/5, 10/6(2t) Creek Plantation Park; benefit of Mortgage beginning; thence continue 306, Jackson, MS 39216, thence, continue N 73 deElectronic Registration North 25 degrees 30 minutes Phone 601-948-3590, grees 55 minutes 49 secSystems, Inc., which deed of TNB Loan *** 1277 06 seconds West, 42.80 feet HYPERLINK "mailto: onds W, a distance of 150.00 trust is of record in the office C. E. Lomax, II (TNB) to an iron rod (found); thence" ft. to a set iron in the East of the Chancery Clerk of TRUSTEE'S NOTICE run North 31 degrees 41 Right of Way of Stockton Warren County, State of OF SALE minutes West, 383.45 feet to Publish: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20 Drive; thence, along said Mississippi in Book 1649 at WHEREAS, on October 27, an iron rod (found) on an old (3t) Right of Way, N 16 degrees Page 368; and 2004, Clarence E. Lomax II, fence line; thence run along 04 minutes 11 seconds E, a WHEREAS, said Deed of a married man and Valeria said old fence line as follows: distance of 143.50 ft. to the Trust was subsequently Dyanne Lomax, his wife, North 88 degrees 30 minutes IN THE CHANCERY Point of Beginning, containassigned to Taylor, Bean 04 seconds East, 326.10 feet COURT OF WARREN ing 0.99 acres, more or less. executed a Deed of Trust to and Whitaker Mortgage T. Harris, Collier, III, as to an iron rod (found); thence COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI The above described real Corporation, by instrument run North 89 degrees 23 IN THE MATTER OF THE property includes a manufac- Trustee for Trustmark dated May 25, 2010 and National Bank, Beneficiary, minutes East, 196.0 feet to ESTATE OF tured home described as a recorded in Book 1514 at which is recorded in the an iron rod; thence leaving 2007 28 X 48 Lexington LINDA C. HAZZLERIGG, Page 312 of the aforesaid office of the Chancery Clerk said old fence line, run South Homes, Inc. Model Number Chancery Clerk's office; and DECEASED of Warren County, MS, in 04 degrees 10 minutes 55 2809 bearing a VIN Number WHEREAS, BAC Home ARNOLD D. HAZZLERIGG, Book 1499 Page 39; seconds West, 280.52 feet to ADMINISTRATOR TBD. The manufactured Loans Servicing, LP as PROWHEREAS, on May 18, an iron rod in the centerline home is a fixture related to attorney-in-fact for BATE NO.2010-101PR 2010, Trustmark National of a 40-foot wide easement; the real property and has Government National NOTICE TO CREDITORS Bank substituted Mark S. thence run along the said become a part of the realty. Mortgage Association, OF LINDA C. HAZZLERIGG Mayfield as Trustee, as centerline of said 40-foot Any foreclosure of this deed Taylor, Bean & Whitaker NOTICE is hereby given that recorded in Book 1510 easement as follows: South of trust will include the Pursuant to 12 U.S.C., 1721 Letters of Administration in 82 degrees 17 minutes manufactured home situated Page 1; (g), has heretofore the Estate of Linda C. HazzWHEREAS, there being a West, 132.79 feet; thence thereon. substituted J. Gary Massey lerigg were granted to the default in the terms and run South 62 degrees 33 I WILL CONVEY only such as Trustee by instrument conditions of the Deed of undersigned by the minutes 16 seconds West, title as vested in me as Subdated September 17, 2010 Trust and the entire debt 169.15 feet to the Southwest Chancery Court of Warren and recorded in the aforesaid stituted Trustee. secured having been County, Mississippi, on the corner of the above WITNESS MY SIGNATURE Chancery Clerk's Office in declared to be due and described property and the 5th day of August 2010, and on this 1st day of October, Book 1514 at Page 313; and payable in accordance with point of beginning, containall persons having claims 2010. WHEREAS, default having its terms, Trustmark National ing 3.0 acres, more or less. against said estate are here#J. Gary Massey been made in the terms and Bank, the holder of the debt Together with that certain SUBSTITUTED by notified and required to conditions of said deed of has requested the Trustee to perpetual, nonexclusive TRUSTEE## trust and the entire debt have same probated and execute the trust and sell easement, 40 feet in width, Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. secured thereby having been registered by the Clerk of to be used in common with 1910 Lakeland Drive, Suite B said land and property declared to be due and said Court as required by law pursuant to its terms in order others, for the purpose of a Jackson, MS 39216 payable in accordance with within ninety (90) days of the to raise the sums due, with right-of-way for ingress and (601)981-9299 the terms of said deed of first date of publication hereattorney's and trustee's fees, egress and, for the installa104 Stockton Drive trust, BAC Home Loans on. Failure to do so will forand expenses of sale; tion, and maintenance of Vicksburg, MS 39183 Servicing, LP as attorney-inever bar such claims. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark power lines, water lines and 09-103041GW fact for Government National WITNESS MY SIGNATURE S. Mayfield, Trustee for said sewer lines, said forty foot Publish: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20 Mortgage Association, Taythis the 17th day of SeptemDeed of Trust, will on easement being twenty feet (3t) lor, Bean & Whitaker PurOctober 27, 2010, offer for either side of a centerline de- ber, 2010. suant to 12 U.S.C., 1721 (g), sale at public outcry, and sell /s/ Arnold D. Hazzlerigg scribed as follows: Comthe legal holder of said NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN within legal hours (being ARNOLD D. HAZZLERIGG mencing at the Southwest indebtedness, having ACCORDING TO MS between the hours of 11:00 Publish: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6(3t) corner of the above derequested the undersigned STATUE THAT THE A.M., and 4:00 P.M.), at the scribed property; thence, run Substituted Trustee to FOLLOWING UNITS WILL west main door of the along its South line, North 62 execute the trust and sell BE SOLD AT 3040 INDIANA Warren County Courthouse, IN THE COUNTY COURT degrees 33 minutes 16 said land and property in AVENUE, VICKSBURG, MS OF WARREN COUNTY, located in Vicksburg, MS, to seconds East, 30.0 feet to accordance with the terms of ON OCTOBER 13, 2010 AT MISSISSIPPI the highest and best bidder the point of beginning of the said deed of trust and for the 10 AM. for cash, the following deLAMAR ADVERTISING centerline of said forty foot purpose of raising the sums THIS IS TO SATISFY THE scribed property situated in COMPANY easement; thence run South due thereunder, together LIEN CLAIMS BY JET Warren County, MS, to-wit: PLAINTIFF 14 degrees 06 minutes 27 with attorney's fees, trustee's INVESTMENT INC. Part of the Southwest Oneseconds East, 49.83 feet; VS. fees and expense of sale. LESSOR WILL CONDUCT Quarter of Section 27 thence run South 25 degrees HAROLD MAY AND NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. A SALE FOR CASH WITH Township 15 North, Range 4 05 minutes 33 seconds East, M.L. AND MARGARET F. Gary Massey, Substituted RESERVE TO THE HIGHEast, Warren County, 292.24 feet; thence run Trustee in said deed of trust, GILMER EST BIDDER ON THE Mississippi, more particularly West, to the Easterly line of will on October 27, 2010 ofDEFENDANTS FOLLOWING: described as follows, to-wit: Gaskin's Circle, and the end fer for sale at public outcry NO.09.0426-CO LASHARON BELL, Commencing at an iron of said easement. and sell within legal hours MARCIANA BOONE, SUMMONS marking the Southwest I will convey only such title (being between the hours of MARVIN BURNS, THE STATE OF corner of that certain 15 acre as is vested in me, without 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at MATTHEW CALDWELL, MISSISSIPPI tract conveyed to Willie M. any express or implied the West Door of the County PENNY FRITH, TO: All persons, entities, Singleton by instrument warranties. Courthouse of Warren TAVIA HESS, firms, and corporations havdated August 26, 1991 and WITNESS my signature this County, located at SYLVIA KING, ing or claiming and legal or recorded in Deed Book 958 October 6, 2010. Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the DON MCVAN JR, equitable interest in the folat Page 214 of the land of /s/ MARK S. MAYFIELD highest and best bidder for PATTY RIDEOUT, records of Warren County, lowing described property: MARK S. MAYFIELD, cash the following described ZENOBIA SMITH, Mississippi; thence run North Easter Warren Property Trustee property situated in Warren FRANCES WHEATLEY, 25 degrees 30 minutes 06 Block Lots 5 PtDBP-304Mark S. Mayfield, PLLC, County, State of Mississippi, JASMINE WOODS. seconds West, 310.46 feet to Riverhill Tower Building, 82 S/T/R 28-16-3 Parcel No. to-wit: Publish: 10/5, 10/6(2t) an iron rod, and, the point of 1675 Lakeland Dr., Suite 1089283010002700 All of Lot 4 of Clear Creek beginning; thence continue 306, Jackson, MS 39216, PPIN No. 13618. Plantation Park, as shown by North 25 degrees 30 minutes Phone 601-948-3590, You have been made a plat recorded in Plat Book 3 06 seconds West, 42.80 feet HYPERLINK "mailto: at Page 118 of the Land cross-defendant in the suit Journeyman to an iron rod (found); thence" Records of the Chancery filed in this court by M.L. run North 31 degrees 41 Instrument Electrician Clerk of Warren County Gilmer and Margaret F. minutes West, 383.45 feet to Publish: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20 further described by metes Vicksburg Gilmer seeking to confirm an Mill iron rod (found) on an old (3t) and bounds as: CommencVicksburg, Mississippi and guiet tax title in M.L. fence line; thence run along ing at the intersection of the Gilmer and Margaret F. said old line asan follows: International Paper’s Vicksburg Millfence is seeking South Right of Way of Gilmer in the above deNorth 88 degrees 30 minutes Freetown Road and the East experienced instrument electrician. Applicant’s scribed property. 04 seconds East, 326.10 feet Right of Way of Stockton background should include completion of a bona fide Cross-Defendants in this acto an iron rod (found); thence Drive also being the Northapprenticeship program or equivalent work tion are: Warren County, run North 89experience degrees 23as a west Corner of Lot 2 of said minutes East, 196.0 feet Mississippi, Jim Hood in his journeyman electrician or instrument technician. Theto Clear Creek Plantation Park; an ironknowledge rod; thenceofleaving capacity as Attorney General successful candidate has a working power thence, along the East Right • RN Required said old fence line, run South for the State of Mississippi, of Way of Stockton Drive, S distribution, PLCs, motor controls, AC/DC drives, 55 04 degrees 10 minutes • Hospice or Home Health Experience Richard Smith in his capacity 50 degrees 19 minutes 14 instrumentation (DCS/ single seconds loop) andWest, basic280.52 relay logic. feet to as District Attorney for Warseconds W, a distance of Preferred Prefer candidates with a two year technical degree. an iron rod in the centerline ren County, Merritt Tax Ser33.77 ft. to a found iron; of arotating 40-footshifts, wide easement; Applicant must be willing to work weekends • Strong Management vices and Inc., Organizational a Mississippi Corthence continuing along said thence run along the said and holidays as needed. Right of Way; S 16 degrees poration, Harold May, Lamar Skills centerline of said 40-foot 04 minutes 11 seconds W, a Advertising of Louisiana easement as follows: South distance of 133.21 ft. to a The Vicksburg Mill offers a competitive benefit package. COME BE A PART OF OULLC, R Dand EDIClara CATEWarren D TEAM 82 degrees 17 minutes found iron marking the Dupree. Starting rate of pay ranges fromWest, $22.89 to $28.09 based on 132.79 feet; thence Northwest Corner of Lot 4 of • Experienced Clinical Staff You are required to mail of run Southshould 62 degrees experience level. Interested candidates apply33 at the said Clear Creek Plantation hand deliveer a written reminutes 16 seconds West, • PTO, Paid Holidays, 401-K local Mississippi Employment Security Commission, 1625 Park and the Point of sponse to the Cross-Plaintiff 169.15 feet to the Southwest Beginning; thence, leaving Monroe Street or on-line at • Competitive filedSalary against you in this accorner of the above said Right of Way along the by October 8th. tionPackage to Frand G. Vollor, Attordescribed property and the line common to Lots 2 and 4, • Great Benefits ney for Cross-Plaintiffs, point of beginning, containS 73 degrees 55 minutes 49 3.0 acres, or less. post office address is • Excellent Workwhose Environment Select: English, Careers, ing Search Open more Positions, seconds E, a distance of that certain PO Box 821355, Vicksburg, Location, Enter Mississippi,Together Apply forwith Vicksburg Mill 150.00 ft. to a found iron; perpetual, nonexclusive Mississippi 39182 and thence, continue, S 73 deOpening easement, 40 feet in width, whose street address is grees 55 minutes 49 secto be used in common with 1911 Mission 66 Suite G, onds E, a distance of 150.00 others, for the purpose of a An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V Vicksburg, Mississippi ft. to a found iron and the right-of-way for ingress and Northeast Corner of Lot 2; 39180. egress and, for the installathence, S 16 degrees 04 YOUR RESPONSE MUST tion, and maintenance of minutes 11 seconds W, a BE MAILED OR DELIVpower lines, water lines and distance of 143.50 ft. to a set ERED NOT LATER THAN sewer lines, said forty foot iron; thence, N 73 degrees THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE easement being twenty feet 55 minutes 49 seconds W, a 22ND DAY OF SEPTEMeither side of a centerline dedistance of 150.00 ft. to a BER, 2010, WHICH IS THE scribed as follows: Compoint on the line between DATE OF THE FIRST PUBmencing at the Southwest Lots 4 and 6 of said Clear THE CITY OF VICKSBURG LICATION OF THIS SUMcorner of the above deCreek Plantation Park; IF YOUR REscribed property; thence, run IS CURRENTLY MONS. ACCEPTING thence, continue N 73 dealong its South line, North 62 SPONSE IS NOT SO grees 55 minutes 49 secAPPLICATIONS FOR ENTRY LEVEL A degrees 33 minutes 16 MAILED OR DELIVERED, onds W, a distance of 150.00 seconds East, 30.0 feet to JUDGEMENT BY DEFAULT POLICE OFFICERS ft. to a set iron in the East the point of beginning of the WILL BE ENTERED Right of Way of Stockton centerline of said forty foot AGAINST • Beginning salary $13.65 hr. Drive; thence, along said easement; thence run South YOUwhich FOR THE MONEY OR Right of Way, N 16 degrees • Great benefits package includes: 14 degrees 06 minutes 27 OTHER RELIEF DEMAND04 minutes 11 seconds E, a seconds East, 49.83 feet; Merit raises; Employer Paid Health, Life, Dental distance of 143.50 ft. to the ED IN THIS COMPLAINT. thence run South 25 degrees Point of Beginning, containPublish: 9/29, 10/6, & Vision; State Retirement, 9 +9/22, Holidays; 05 minutes 33 seconds East, ing 0.99 acres, more or less. 10/13(4t)leave 292.24 feet; thence run Sick/Personal Accrued The above described real West, to the Easterly line of property includes a manufacGaskin's Circle, and the end Hiring Qualifications: tured home described as a of said easement. • 21 years of age 2007 28 X 48 Lexington I will convey only such title Homes, Inc. Model Number • United States Citizen as is vested in me, without 2809 bearing a VIN Number any express or implied • High school graduate (GED acceptable) TBD. The manufactured warranties. home is a fixture related to • If any military service, must have honorable WITNESS my signature this the real property and has discharge October 6, 2010. become a part of the realty. /s/ MARK S. MAYFIELD • Pass fitness agility test Any foreclosure of this deed MARK S. MAYFIELD, of trust will include the • Score 70% or better on Civil Service written Trustee manufactured home situated Mark S. Mayfield, PLLC, examination thereon. Riverhill Tower Building, I WILL CONVEY only such • Pass background check. Cannot have a felony 1675 Lakeland Dr., Suite title as vested in me as Subconviction. 306, Jackson, MS 39216, stituted Trustee. Phone 601-948-3590, • Pass a Computerized Voice Stress Analyzation WITNESS MY SIGNATURE HYPERLINK "mailto: on this 1st day of October, (CVSA)" 2010. • Pass drug screen & physical examination #J. Gary Massey Publish: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20 • Receive satisfactory psychological evaluation SUBSTITUTED (3t) TRUSTEE## • Hold valid driver’s license Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive, Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 Application packets may be picked up at the Human (601)981-9299 Resources Department, 1415 Walnut Street, 104 Stockton Drive Vicksburg, MS beginning Monday, October 4, 2010 Vicksburg, MS 39183 09-103041GW and deadline to return is Monday, October 25, 2010. Publish: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20 Test date is Saturday, October 30, 2010. (3t)


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06. Lost & Found 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 BLACK MALE Schnauzer with royal blue collar, recently neutered. Reward offered. Please call 601-415-1517. LOST! AMERICAN BULLDOG ,Solid white, dock tail. REWARD, 601415-9787, 601-529-9066

LOST! LIBRARY BOOK ACCIDENTALLY left in a Lady's room at River Region. 601636-1255, 601-831-1389.

07. Help Wanted “ACE�

02. Public Service

05. Notices

KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

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.

05. Notices “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

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

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

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Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

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.

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.

LOCAL MUSEUM SEEKING to fill part time and full time positions. Send resumes to: Dept. 3736 The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

DRIVER NEEDED MUST have CDL, DOT physical, drug screening, at least 5 years experience. Contact 601-307-7336. LOCAL FIRE AND water damage restoration company looking for a talented individual to fill a Crew Chief position. Must be willing to learn and have valid drivers license. Construction or cleaning experience a plus. We are an equal opportunity employer. Mail resume to: P.O. Box 820972, Vicksburg, MS 39182.


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(601-519-0922) BAIL BONDING AGENT needed: Commission starts 40%- 60%, based upon experience 601-319-1211.601649-4040.

NEEDED Weekend RN 7-3, 3-11 LPN’s Full-time CNA’s 7-3, 3-11, 11-7 Contact in Person: Director of Nursing Heritage House Nursing Center 3103 Wisconsin Ave Vicksburg, MS 39180

Get Behind the Wheel and Drive your Career at Domino’s Pizza!!! NOW Hiring! Drivers: Earn up to $10-$12/hour You must have A dependable car, Insurance & a Good driving record. Apply online at: or Vicksburg, MS 39180 Domino’s Pizza store. We deliver great jobs!

13. Situations Wanted CAREGIVER. DEPENDABLE, OVER 20 years experience. Compassionate. References furnished. Available full time, part time, or live-in. Call 601-497-5144.

14. Pets & Livestock 8 WEEK OLD male Chihuahua CKC registered, shots, wormed, $275. 2 year old mother $200. 601218-9252, 601-218-0231. AKC DOBERMAN PINCHERS! 6 week old females. 1 red, 1 black. Shots given, tails docked. $300 each, 601-870-2903. AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Poodles and Schnauzers $400 and up! 601-218-5533,


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Children: Show off your Halloween costume in our 2010 Pumpkin Patch. Send us a photo of your child in their Halloween costume to be put in our Annual Pumpkin Patch. There will be 4 age groups: 0-1, 1-2, 3-6 and 7-12. Photographs must be received by: Monday, October 25th, 3pm. • $20 per picture • Child’s Name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Age: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Costume: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Parent Name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Address: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ City/State/Zip _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Phone Number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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

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

14. Pets & Livestock CKC LONG HAIR Chihuahua puppies. Rare colors, born July 2, 2010. Serious inquiries only. 601-529-2499.

15. Auction

BACK TO SCHOOL WORK PT Work • FT Pay Ideal for College Students Customer Sales/Service Interview in Jackson Work in your area All Ages 17+

Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860

07. Help Wanted


Call the Shelter for more information.

Please adopt today!

Foster a Homeless Pet!

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

17. Wanted To Buy I WOULD LIKE TO buy a good used 14 x 60 mobile home. 601-831-1755.

24. Business Services

CUSTOM BUILT UTILITY TRAILERS. 4.5 foot x 9 foot, 6 foot x 12 foot. Sell, trade, repair. 601-529-1976.

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

FORMAL DRESSES Great for Cotillion, Homecoming, Prom or Pageants Small- Medium sizes $25- $175 601-218-7028 THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique� 3508 South Washington Street

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

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

THE VAULT 1510 Clay Street, baby items, household items, plus size clothing, special clothing orders.

WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

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.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 2006 EXMARK HYDRO walk behind, 60 inch cut with sulky, runs and cuts great, $2,900. 2005 EXMARK zero turn rider, $3500, 601-629-7757. ANTIQUE DOUBLE SINK. Cast iron Cohler brand. Model# K5924. Best offer. 601-218-1087. CAPTAIN JACK'S SHRIMP Special! Frozen, headless, 5 pounds$24.99. Also Froglegs, Alligator, Crawfish Tails. Thursday, Friday, Saturday. 601-638-7001. CLASSROOM STUDENT DESKS. Discount Furniture Barn, 600 Jackson Street. 601-638-7191.

WOOD COMPUTER DESK; $50, New Ab Coaster with CD and book; $300, New Kenmore refrigerator with ice maker, $350. 601618-6152. YELLOW TAG SALE. New and used furniture. Discount Furniture Barn, 600 Jackson Street. 601638-7191.

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

20. Hunting FIREWOOD CITY 1/2 cord Oak. $90/ load, Delivered $75/ load. U load & haul. Call 601-415-6326 or 601-738-1500.

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. 601-529-0841. 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.


24. Business Services

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

24. Business Services

1999 KAWASAKI MULE 550. 580 hours, excellent condition. 601-638-9224.

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

Great Expectations Remodeling and Flooring 769-203-9023 Housekeeping Services 20+ years experience, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly cleaning schedules. Honest and dependable FREE ESTIMATES. Call Ruth at 601.638.1057 References Available I CLEAN HOUSES! 35 years experience, days only. Call 601-831-6052 days or 601-631-2482, nights. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168. THE SINGING MAID has one opening. BOOKING SATURDAYS for fall cleanings. Call Aletha 601-2184740.

27. Rooms For Rent

FURNISHED BEDROOM Overlooking Washington Street. Deposit required. 601-638-5943, 662-8734236, after 5pm 662-873-2878 leave message.

28. Furnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT 1415 Washington Street, downtown. $750 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-5943 or 662-873-4236, 662-8732878. CLOSE TO 20 AND 61. 1 bedroom townhouse and studio. Fully furnished, all utilities, laundry. $700-$900. 601-661-9747 Completely furnished 1 bedroom and Studio Apartments. All utilities paid including cable and internet. Enclosed courtyard, Laundry room. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386.

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


24. Business Services

BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY Score A Bullseye With One Of These Businesses! • Glass

• Construction

Barnes Glass


Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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

• Bulldozer & Construction


New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 • Lawn MobileCare Home Services


Magnolia Mobile Home Parts

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

Dirt For Vicksburg Fred Clark Heavy Clay, 610, Clay Gravel, Fill Dirt Trackhoe, Dozer, Box Blade, Demolition Work Driveways: Repair, Form & Finish House Pads: Concrete, Clearing & Grubbing Licensed & Bonded



•Set up Supplies Faucets •Vinyl Siding •Roof Sealant •Carpet, Tile •Air Conditioners


•Doors & Windows “If we don’t have it, we’ll get itâ€?

• Signs


Show Your Colors! Post Plaza 601-631-0400

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Joe Rangel - Owner 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400


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Classified • S O M E T H I N G N E W E V E R Y D A Y • We accept: e y r w • Call Direct: (601)636-SELL Online Ad Placement:

We Write Thousands Of Best Sellers Every Year... We’re The Vicksburg Post Classified Advertising Department . . . our job is to help you write effective classified ads so you can have best sellers too! Give us a call . . . we’ll write one for you! Call (601) 636-SELL.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182.

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33. Commercial Property

$450 MONTHLY! GATED Has it all. 1 bedroom, washer/dryer included. 1115 First North. 512-787-7840.


34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

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1911 Mission 66

Office or Retail Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Great Location! Ads Cto appear Deadline MAGNOLIA OMMONS Easy Access! OF VICKSBURG, p.m., Friday 2 Bedroom Monday 2 High Visability!

133 ROSELAND DRIVE 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home with double car Ads to appear Move-In Special garage, on one plus acre Moore Realty Tuesday Brian 5 p.m., Friday Enjoy Life In Our Monday with small fenced backConnie - Owner/ Agent Modern, Convenient yard, close to WES. Wednesday 5 p.m., Monday Tuesday Apartment Community 318-322-4000 1567 square ft liveable Located offThursday 5 p.m., Tuesday with 567Wednesday square ft Highway 61 South. TURN KEY SPA Busi601-619-6821 Fridayness5for sale. Very successThursday garage with two utility p.m., Wednesday ful High traffic area. Call rooms. 601-630-6618. Friday 601-218-1491 serious in-

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Deadline 601-634-8928 S. I-20Thursday Frontage Rd. 52170 p.m., 3 p.m., Friday 3 p.m., Monday Rental including 3 Corporate p.m., Tuesday Apartments Available 3 p.m., Wednesday Saturdayquiries 11only! a.m., Thursday Saturday 11 a.m.,1Thursday COUNTY. ACRE, beauMake us your HOME, Sunday 11 a.m., Thursday 780 GRANGE HALL tiful wooded lot on large Sunday 11 a.m., Thursday We make Life EASY! ROAD. Very nice, well lake, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 34. Houses

We have it all! Paid Cable, water & trash, we furnish washer/ dryer & microwave. Ask About Our Special! Call NOW!

601-638-5587 or 601-415-8735 1001 ½ FIRST EAST. 1 bedroom, appliances furnished, $325 monthly, $200 deposit required. 601-638-8295. 3 BEDROOMS- $450. 4 bedrooms- $500. Both $200 deposit, refrigerator/ stove furnished. 601-634-8290.

For Sale

4305 WOODSIDE DRIVE. By owner, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, with sun room, shop, fenced yard on lake. $148,000. Call Tommy or Tammy, 601-218-4629, 601-218-0911.

1100 Nottingham Rd. in Openwood Plant. Brick, 3BR, 2BA, on quiet cul-de-sac, 1455 sq. ft., well landscaped huge yard/ patio. $143,200. By Appointment only, 601-638-0622 • 601-415-3914

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maintained double wide home. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, eat-in kitchen with large living area. Looks brand new, Must See! Reduced!! Call Debra 601-831-1386.

FHA & VA ! Conventional ! Construction ! First-time Homebuyers !

Candy Francisco Mortgage Originator

Mortgage Loans

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped • Lake Surrounds Community

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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


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charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, 601-636-6490 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge.

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

170' waterfront e y r w property, Eagle Lake Shore, $75,000

Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Rick McAllister..601-218-1150 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211





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

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management

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


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

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

1998 CHEVROLET S10 pick up, extended cab with third automatic, loadIn the event of errors, please calldoor, the very first day ed, very clean. 182,000 your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be miles. $3,500.601-629-7757

Bigresponsible River Realtyfor more than one incorrect insertion.

2003 DODGE RAM 1500. Single cab, silver, racing Rely on 20 years stripes, custom exhaust, 5of experience in speed. Great truck! $5800 Real Estate. or best offer. 601-618-5382 No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. or 601-618-1536.


The Vicksburg Post classified department is the DAVID A. BREWER sole judge of the proper classification for each ad. 601-631-0065 FALL CLEARANCE

35. Lots For Sale

Bette Paul-Warner McMillin Real Estate 601-218-1800

BOVINA AREA- LAKE front, cul-de-sac, approximately 1.5 acres. $25,000. No mobile homes. 601-8310302.

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

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





601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

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Location! Location! Location! Precious and affordable home located in prime area of town. Freshly painted, beautiful hardwood floors, large kitchen, two living areas, large laundry room, three spacious bedrooms, nice back yard, wired storage shed. Move in condition.

Mindy Hall 601-631-4144


475 Mallet Road

780 Grange Hall Road

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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



3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS renovated, $500 monthly, nice size lot. Call 601-2185910.

BARGAIN!! PRIME OFFICE space, $450 monthly. Call 601629-7305 or 601-291-1148.

3 bedroom, 2 bath Totally remodeled, Place your classified line ad at Granite counter tops, 40. Cars & Trucks Fireplace, on lake 318-341-2252



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33. Commercial Property



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


78.9 ACRES HUNTING land- Yazoo City, $1,750 per acre. Lisa Tillotson Wildlife Technical Services, Inc. 601-529-2256.


IN TOWN LOCATION 2 bedroom $385 and 4 bedroom $650 and deposit. 601636-2111, 601-218-9146.

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

3 lots, Sullivan Cove, shop-green house-septicutilities-slab $39,000 180x120 lot Sea Island $30,000. Mobile homes accepted


2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, quiet neighborhood, $500 monthly, deposit required, 662-719-8901. 3 BEDROOMS, 2.5 baths plus jacuzzi, 2 car garage. Big back yard. Rent to own option. Call for appointment. 225-7338216, 225-266-7615.

Classified Line Ads: Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1 Day for $8.28

36. Farms & Acreage

Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

Downtown Convenience •

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

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Hwy Jones & Upchurch 552, McBride area, 8 acres, Real Estate Agency 2700 square feet. Tri-level sit1803 Clay Street ting atop a beautiful hill looking creek with a view unique Rip Hoxie, Land Pro....601-260-9149 Classified to the arealine ideal ads for a are charged according to the Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 permanent home, weekender number of lines. ForCarla complete pricing Watson...............601-415-4179 or hunting lodge, Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 information contact a Classified Sales 4 bedroom, 3 bath, den, Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 dining, stone fireplace, today at 601-636-SELL. Representative Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 playroom, 2 decks, $120,000 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 662-890before -4451, expiration date ordered are must Adssee! cancelled Broker, GRI 662-404-1292.

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Utilities Paid •


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

Licensed in MS and LA

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No Utility Deposit Required

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

Classified Ad Rates

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549


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FOR SALE BY OWNER. Newly remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, Call Tony at 601-638-2781.

fireplace, vaulted living room, sunroom, double garage, large shop, perfect condition. Jim, Varner Real Estate, 601-415-0211.

McMillin Real Estate

Ask Us.

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Gorgeous home sitting on 7.1 Acres! Completely remodeled w/new kitchen! Granite countertops, new cabinets & top of the line appliances! Must see to appreciate! Priced to sell at $199,900. Call Debra Grayson or Stanley Myers today!


Real Estate & Appraisal

601-636-8193 601-831-1386 • 601-218-1492 Home for Sale ? Show it to the world at

Very nice, well maintained double wide home on Grange Hall Road. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, eat in kitchen with large living area. Looks brand new, Must see. REDUCED, ONLY $40,000.

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Be sure to watch our Classified section for the 2010 Halloween

Coloring Contest Page.

It’s a howling good chance for your child to win a prize AND get their picture in the paper!!! Deadline to enter is Tuesday, October 26th at 3pm. Entries should be brought or mailed to The Vicksburg Post, PO Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182. ANY QUESTIONS, CALL 601-636-7355 (SELL).


SPORTS We dn e sday, Oc tobe r 6, 2010 • SE C TI O N D

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

Lowe will get start in Game 1 MLB

By The Associated Press

Moss traded Patriots ship wideout to Minnesota. Story/D3

ATLANTA — Derek Lowe wasn’t ready to look past his Game 1 start for the Braves against the Giants in the NL division series on Tuesday. At least not in public. Manager Bobby Cox said Lowe, Tommy Hanson and Tim Hudson are the Braves’ first three starters in the series. Lowe will start in Thursday’s Game 1 at San Francisco against Tim Lincecum. Cox said Lowe or rookie Brandon Beachy would start if a fourth game is needed. Lowe would be pitching on three days’ rest but would likely lobby with Cox to make

On TV Thursday, 8:30 p.m. TBS Braves at Giants the start. “I’ve already talked to him about it, and I’ll leave it at that,” a smiling Lowe said following Tuesday’s workout at Turner Field. Lowe is peaking just in time for the postseason. He was 5-0 with a 1.17 ERA in his last five starts. “If he throws like he’s been throwing his last five starts, he’ll pitch a great ballgame,” Cox said.

Lowe was 2-0 with a 2.38 ERA in two starts against the Giants this season. Overall, he was 16-12 with a 4.00 ERA. The right-hander said his confidence “is as high as it’s been since I’ve been here.” Lowe is the Braves’ most experienced postseason starter. He is 5-5 with a save and a 3.33 ERA in 21 postseason games with the Red Sox and Dodgers. “I’ve been very fortunate in my career I’ve never gone more than one year without being in the playoffs,” he said. Cox said he will name his postseason roster on See Braves, Page D4.

The associated press

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Derek Lowe delivers in the first inning against the New York Mets earlier this season.

Two and done

On the web Another edition of the Prep Overview football preview show will be online Thursday at:

College Football

Schedule PREP FOOTBALL WC hosts Madison Central Friday, 7 p.m. St. Aloysius at Salem Friday, 7 p.m. PCA at Tri-County Friday, 7 p.m. Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf warms up earlier this season.

Vicksburg hosts Greenville Friday, 7 p.m.

On TV 4 p.m. TBS - It’s a MLB postseason doubleheader as Cincinnati takes on the NL defending champion Philadelphia Phillies in the opener, while the New York Yankees face the Minnesota Twins in the nightcap.

Who’s hot

FAITH THOMAS Vicksburg pitcher had two hits in a 23-5 loss to Meridian in the Class 6A slowpitch playoffs.

Sidelines Bills ship Lynch to Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE (AP) — A fresh start for Marshawn Lynch. A rugged runner for Seattle’s lagging ground game. And a clear sign the rebuilding continues in Buffalo. The Bills gave up on Lynch as their featured ball carrier on Tuesday, trading him to Seattle for a pair of undisclosed draft picks. That clears the way to give more playing time for Fred Jackson and first-round draft pick C.J. Spiller in the Buffalo backfield. And Seattle hopes Lynch provides a spark missing from its run game through the first four weeks. “We bring a guy into the program that we think is going to give us a little boost,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said after practice Tuesday. “You know that we’ve emphasized trying to get this running game in order. We hope that he’ll help in that regard. We’re pleased to get that done. We’ll move forward this week.”


La. Pick 3: 4-2-4 La. Pick 4: 0-0-8-6 Weekly results: D2

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Lady Vikes’ Lauren Boolos slides into home plate but is tagged out by Northwest Rankin’s Lacy Pippon.

Break out the brooms

Warren Central, Vicksburg swept out of slow-pitch playoffs By Jeff Byrd It took Northwest Rankin just 45 minutes to go one up in its best-of-three playoff series with Warren Central. It took another 45 minutes for the Lady Cougars (17-8) to finish off the Lady Vikes and move on to the second round of the Class 6A slowpitch playoffs. Northwest swept WC 10-0 and 11-0, with both games ending in the fifth inning by run rule. The losses end WC’s season at 9-17. Lady Vikes coach Dana McGivney was not happy with how poorly her team played in the first-round series, and at home, no less. WC made four errors in the first two innings of Game 1 and had no runs and just eight hits in the two games overall. “We didn’t take care of our business,” McGivney said. “We weren’t ready to play. You’ve got to score runs. We played them pretty well over there, but today, we again had that one bad inning at the start.” McGivney hopes to use the fall and winter months to instill some toughness when the Lady Vikes return to start on the spring’s fastpitch season. “Most of them will be back in the spring for fast-pitch,” McGivney said. “We need to learn how to play and win. If

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Warren Central second baseman Chelsea Worley throws to first Tuesday.

Prep Softball it takes three-hour practices, then that’s what we’ll do.” Northwest Rankin coach Mike Armstrong was glad to see his team get hits with runners on base. “Being able to hit with runners on base is something we haven’t done that well on this season, but today we did,” Armstrong said. “We beat them 8-0 and 6-2 during the regular season, but today, we hit the ball better.” Northwest will face Har-

rison Central in the next round. In Game 1, the Lady Cougars jumped out to a 3-0 lead. They used two hits, an error, and an RBI ground out to take the lead. WC made three more errors in the second inning as Northwest scored four times to go up 7-0. The lead went to 10-0 in the fourth as Megan Eaves doubled in a run and then scored on Aubrey Hartman’s triple to right field. Hartman scored on Kennedy Bounds’

single. WC’s only scoring chances came in the fourth and fifth. They got singles from Sydnei Smith and Megan McCullough in the fourth but a pop-up to center ended the threat. In their last at-bat, Krista Cortezie smacked a double to the left-center field fence. Lauren Boolos, who had singled, tried to score but was tagged out at the plate. A groundout to short left Cortezie stranded on second and ended the game. In Game 2, Northwest’s Felicia Davis had a double, single and scored two runs. Hartman drove in two runs. WC loaded the bases in the fourth off singles by Alexis Patterson and Chelsea Worley while Lexie Burleigh reached on an error. McCullough hit a weak tapper back to the pitcher to leave all three runners stranded.

Meridian beats Vicksburg in two Meridian beat Vicksburg 20-1 in the opener and 23-5 in the nightcap of a first-round playoff series at Meridian. In the first game, Kortni Newman had two hits to lead Vicksburg (7-11), while Victoria Lewis and Faith Thomas had two hits apiece in the second game.

Relf putting up solid numbers By David Brandt The Associated Press Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf has long been labeled as a quarterback more comfortable making a play with his feet than his arm. But five games into his first season as the starter, that might be an unfair assessment. Relf’s completed 44 of 72 passes for 618 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions — very respectable numbers that have helped the Bulldogs off to a 3-2 start. Relf ranks sixth in the Southeastern Conference in passing efficiency. He’s ahead of more publicized quarterbacks like Georgia’s Aaron Murray and Florida’s John Brantley. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound junior hasn’t lost his ability to run, gaining 199 yards on the ground this season, but his improved ability to complete big passes is giving opposing defenses problems. Last season, Relf rushed for 500 yards and threw for only 283 in 10 games as a backup. Mississippi State offensive coordinator Les Koenning said Relf has progressed well in his passing game. “When he first came here, it was kind of rugged, it really was. But now he’s understanding movement keys, progressions, coverages, and that’s been a great part of his success,” Koenning said. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound junior hasn’t lost his ability to run, gaining 199 yards on See MSU, Page D4.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN - UAB at UCF MLB PLAYOFFS 4 p.m. TBS - NLDS, Game 1, Cincinnati at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. TBS - ALDS, Game 1, New York Yankees at Minnesota SOCCER 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Women’s national teams, exhibition, U.S. vs. China


from staff & AP reports

SCOREBOARD AMERICAN CONFERENCE W N.Y. Jets............. 3 New England...... 3 Miami.................. 2 Buffalo................ 0 W Houston.............. 3 Jacksonville........ 2 Indianapolis........ 2 Tennessee.......... 2 W Baltimore............ 3 Pittsburgh........... 3 Cincinnati............ 2 Cleveland............ 1

NBA Detroit Pistons sold to Tigers and Red Wings owner DETROIT — The Detroit Pistons have decided to sell the team to Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch, a person involved with the process said. Forbes last year valued the team at $479 million, but a weak economy, the threat of an NBA lockout next year and a motivated seller — Karen Davidson — likely mean the price is lower. If the sale goes through, the 81-year-old Ilitch — the Little Caesars Pizza mogul — would be the only person to own and control teams in three of North America’s four major professional leagues. Ted Turner once owned the Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Thrashers.

W Washington......... 2 N.Y. Giants......... 2 Philadelphia........ 2 Dallas.................. 1

WASHINGTON — Four lawmakers are urging the Internal Revenue Service to “thoroughly examine” a tax complaint filed against three premier college football bowls. Playoff PAC, a political action committee that wants the bowls replaced with a championship playoff system, recently filed the IRS complaint against the operators of the Fiesta, Sugar and Orange Bowls. They are three of the five games that constitute the Bowl Championship Series (the other two are the Rose Bowl and the BCS title game). The complaint accuses the three bowls of violating their tax-exempt status by paying excessive salaries and perks, providing “sweetheart loans” and doing undisclosed lobbying.

AUTO RACING RCR loses final Bowyer appeal CONCORD, N.C. — Richard Childress Racing lost its last bid to overturn Clint Bowyer’s championshipending penalty. NASCAR chief appellate officer John Middlebrook ruled Bowyer will not get back the 150 points he was docked after his winning car at New Hampshire on Sept. 19 failed inspection. But Middlebrook did reduce two portions of NASCAR’s penalties against RCR. Crew chief Shane Wilson’s $150,000 fine was reduced to $100,000, and the six-race suspensions for Wilson and car chief Chad Haney were cut to four. It was the first hearing for Middlebrook, a former General Motors executive, since accepting the $1-ayear position in February.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct. 6 1993 — Michael Jordan announces his retirement after nine seasons in the NBA. 2001 — Middle Tennessee State beats Idaho 70-58 as the teams set a Division I record for total points scored in a game. The teams combine for 1,445 yards of offense. 2003 — Indianapolis, led by Peyton Manning, becomes the first team in NFL history to win after trailing by 21 or more points with less than 4 minutes left in regulation. Mike Vanderjagt’s 29-yard field goal with 3:47 left in the extra period gives the Colts a 38-35 victory over Tampa Bay. 2007 — Chadron State running back Danny Woodhead breaks the NCAA all-divisions career rushing record in a game against Western New Mexico. Woodhead gets the 121 yards he needed by the third quarter to surpass the previous record of 7,353 yards held by R.J. Bowers, who set the record from 1997-2000 at Division III Grove City (Pa.) College.

SWAC Eastern


W Kansas City........ 3 San Diego.......... 2 Denver................ 2 Oakland.............. 1

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Lawmakers want IRS to examine bowls

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W L T Pct PF PA Arizona............... 2 2 0 .500 58 118 St. Louis............. 2 2 0 .500 77 52 Seattle................ 2 2 0 .500 75 77 San Francisco.... 0 4 0 .000 52 103 Sunday’s Games St. Louis at Detroit, noon Denver at Baltimore, noon N.Y. Giants at Houston, noon Green Bay at Washington, noon Chicago at Carolina, noon Atlanta at Cleveland, noon Jacksonville at Buffalo, noon Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, noon Kansas City at Indianapolis, noon New Orleans at Arizona, 3:05 p.m. Tennessee at Dallas, 3:15 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 3:15 p.m. Philadelphia at San Francisco, 7:20 p.m. Open: Miami, New England, Pittsburgh, Seattle Monday’s Game Minnesota at N.Y. Jets, 7:30 p.m.

College Football Top 25 Schedule

Thursday’s Game No. 7 Nebraska at Kansas St., 6:30 p.m. Friday’s Game No. 22 Oklahoma St. at La.-Lafayette, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Alabama at No. 19 S. Carolina, 2:30 p.m. No. 2 Ohio St. vs. Indiana, 11 a.m. No. 3 Oregon at Washington St., 4 p.m. No. 4 Boise St. vs. Toledo, 7 p.m. No. 5 TCU vs. Wyoming, 2:30 p.m. No. 8 Auburn at Kentucky, 6:30 p.m. No. 9 Arizona Oregon St., 6 p.m. No. 10 Utah at Iowa St., 7 p.m. No. 11 Arkansas vs. Texas A&M, 2:30 p.m. No. 12 LSU at No. 14 Florida, 6:30 p.m. No. 13 Miami vs. No. 23 Florida St., 7 p.m. No. 16 Stanford vs. Southern Cal, 7 p.m. No. 17 Michigan St. at No. 18 Michigan, 2:30 p.m. No. 20 Wisconsin vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m. No. 21 Nevada vs. San Jose St., 9:30 p.m. No. 24 Missouri vs. Colorado, 6 p.m. No. 25 Air Force vs. Colorado St., 1 p.m.

Mississippi Schedule Thursday’s Games Delta St. at Arkansas-Monticello, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Mississippi College at Mary Hardin-Baylor, 1 p.m. Huntingdon College at Millsaps, 1 p.m. Belhaven at Faulkner, 1:30 p.m. Texas Southern at Alcorn St., 2 p.m. Alabama A&M at Jackson St., 4 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Southern, 5:30 p.m. East Carolina at Southern Miss, 6:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Houston, 7 p.m. Open date: Ole Miss



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

Conference All W L LSU................................3 0 Auburn...........................2 0 Alabama........................2 0 Arkansas........................1 1 Ole Miss.......................1 1 Mississippi St..............1 2 Saturday’s Games LSU at Florida, TBA Alabama at South Carolina, TBA Tennessee at Georgia, 11:21 a.m. Arkansas vs. Texas A&M, 2:30 p.m. E. Michigan at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. Auburn at Kentucky, 6:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Houston, 7 p.m.

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Conference All Games W L W L East Carolina.................2 0 2 2 Southern Miss.............1 0 4 1 UCF...............................0 0 2 2 Marshall.........................0 0 1 3 UAB...............................0 1 1 3 Memphis........................0 4 1 5

West Division

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


Conference All Games W L W L Grambling......................3 0 3 1 Texas Southern.............2 1 2 3 Prairie View...................2 2 2 3 Ark-Pine Bluff................1 1 2 2 Southern U....................0 2 1 3 Thursday’s Game Prairie View at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Texas Southern at Alcorn St., 2 p.m. Alabama St. at Grambling St., 4 p.m. Alabama A&M at Jackson St., 4 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Southern, 5:30 p.m.

Prep Football MHSAA

Region 2-6A

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

Conference W L Alcorn St......................2 0 Alabama St....................3 2 Jackson St...................1 1 Alabama A&M...............1 2 MVSU............................0 4

Conference All Games W L W L Houston.........................2 0 3 1 SMU...............................2 0 3 2 UTEP.............................1 1 4 1 Tulsa..............................1 1 3 2 Tulane............................0 1 2 2 Rice...............................0 1 1 4 Today’s Game UAB at UCF, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Memphis at Louisville, 1 p.m. Army at Tulane, 2:30 p.m. East Carolina at Southern Miss, 6:30 p.m. Tulsa at SMU, 7 p.m. Mississippi St. at Houston, 7 p.m. Rice at UTEP, 8:05 p.m.

Team Overall Region Madison Central.......................6-0.......................2-0 Northwest Rankin.....................6-0.......................2-0 Greenville-Weston....................4-2.......................2-0 Clinton......................................3-3.......................1-1 Grenada....................................1-5.......................1-1 Warren Central.......................1-5.......................0-2 Vicksburg................................0-6.......................0-2 Murrah......................................0-6.......................0-2 Oct. 1 Clinton 51, Grenada 30 Northwest Rankin 76, Vicksburg 42 Greenville-Weston 8, Warren Central 3 Madison Central 63, Murrah 19 Friday’s Games Madison Central at Warren Central, 7 p.m. Northwest Rankin at Grenada, 7 p.m. Greenville-Weston at Vicksburg, 7 p.m. Murrah at Clinton, 7 p.m.

Region 4-1A

Team Overall Region Dexter.......................................4-3.......................3-0 Cathedral..................................5-1.......................2-0 Bogue Chitto............................4-2.......................2-0 Sebastopol................................3-3.......................1-1 Mount Olive..............................2-4.......................1-1 St. Aloysius.............................2-4.......................0-2 West Lincoln.............................0-5.......................0-2 Salem.......................................2-4.......................0-3 Oct. 1 Dexter 28, St. Aloysius 7 Cathedral 22, Mount Olive 21 Sebastopol 19, Salem 16 Bogue Chitto 42, West Lincoln 0 Friday’s Games Mount Olive at Dexter, 7 p.m. Sebastopol at Bogue Chitto, 7 p.m. St. Aloysius at Salem, 7 p.m. West Lincoln at Cathedral, 7 p.m.

Region 6-2A

Team Overall Region Wesson.....................................6-0.......................1-0 Puckett......................................5-1.......................1-0 Loyd Star..................................2-4.......................1-0 Madison-St. Joe.......................4-3.......................0-1 Enterprise-Lincoln.....................2-4.......................0-1 Hinds AHS...............................1-5.......................0-1 Oct. 1 Wesson 45, Hinds AHS 22 Loyd Star 14, Madison-St. Joe 13 Puckett 60, Enterprise-Lincoln 14 Friday’s Games Wesson at Loyd Star, 7 p.m. Hinds AHS at Enterprise-Lincoln, 7 p.m. Madison-St. Joe at Puckett, 7 p.m.

Region 4-3A

Team Overall Region Leflore County..........................5-1.......................1-0 Riverside...................................3-4.......................1-0 Leland.......................................5-2.......................1-0 South Delta.............................4-3.......................0-1 Marshall....................................1-6.......................0-1 Bailey Magnet..........................0-6.......................0-1 Oct. 1 Leflore County 50, South Delta 42 Marshall at Riverside, 7 p.m. Leland 42, Bailey Magnet 12 Friday’s Games Leland at Leflore County, 7 p.m. Bailey Magnet at Riverside, 7 p.m. South Delta at Marshall, 7 p.m.

Region 7-4A

Team Overall Region North Pike................................6-1.......................1-0 Port Gibson.............................5-2.......................1-0 South Pike................................1-5.......................1-0 Columbia..................................2-5.......................0-1 Lawrence County.....................2-5.......................0-1 Crystal Springs.........................1-6.......................0-1 Oct. 1 North Pike 40, Lawrence County 14 South Pike 36, Crystal Springs 14 Port Gibson 13, Columbia 7 Friday’s Games North Pike at Port Gibson, 7 p.m. Columbia at South Pike, 7 p.m. Lawrence County at Crystal Springs, 7 p.m. ———


District 5-A

Team Overall District *University Christian.................6-1.......................2-0 Newton County Academy........4-3.......................1-1 Porters Chapel........................4-3.......................1-1 Russell Christian......................2-5.......................0-2 *Clinched district title Oct. 1 University Christian 7, Newton County Aca. 6 Porters Chapel 62, Russell Christian 0 Friday’s Games Univ. Christian at Sharkey-Issaquena, 7 p.m. Porters Chapel at Tri-County, 7 p.m. Open date: Russell Christian, Newton Co. Aca.

District 4-A

Team Overall District Tri-County.................................7-0.......................2-0 Benton Academy......................3-4.......................1-0 Humphreys Academy...............2-4.......................1-1 Sharkey-Issaquena.................1-6.......................1-2 Clinton Christian.......................0-6.......................0-2 Oct. 1 Tri-County 21, Canton Academy 7 Winona Christian 41, Sharkey-Issaquena 7 Central Hinds 40, Benton Academy 11 Baton Rouge Christian 48, Clinton Christian 6 Open date: Humphreys Academy

Tank McNamara

Friday’s Games Univ. Christian at Sharkey-Issaquena, 7 p.m. Porters Chapel at Tri-County, 7 p.m. Benton Academy at Clinton Christian, 7 p.m. Central Holmes at Humphreys Academy, 7 p.m.

District 6-A

Team Overall District Trinity........................................7-0.......................0-0 Tallulah Academy...................3-4.......................0-0 Friday’s Games Trinity 42, River Oaks 21 Tallulah Aca. 34, Wilkinson Christian 32, OT Friday’s Games Trinity at Brookhaven Academy, 7 p.m. Tallulah Academy at Union Christian, 7 p.m.

District 4-AA

Team Overall District Brookhaven Academy..............7-0.......................2-0 Columbia Academy..................2-5.......................2-0 Central Hinds..........................6-1.......................1-1 Amite........................................1-6.......................0-2 Bowling Green..........................2-5.......................0-2 Oct. 1 Brookhaven Academy 14, Centreville 13 Columbia Academy 48, Amite 0 Bowling Green 18, Central Private 16 Central Hinds 40, Benton Academy 11 Friday’s Games Trinity at Brookhaven Academy, 7 p.m. Central Hinds at Columbia Academy, 7 p.m. Parklane at Bowling Green, 7 p.m. Prentiss Christian at Amite, 7 p.m.

8-Man District 2

Team Overall District Briarfield..................................5-2.......................3-0 Tensas Academy.....................5-2.......................3-0 Rebul........................................4-3.......................2-2 Collegiate Christian..................3-3.......................1-1 Park Place Christian................2-5.......................2-1 Franklin Academy....................1-4.......................0-2 Mt. Salus..................................0-6.......................0-3 Sept. 30 Coll. Christian 68, Miss. School for the Deaf 50 Oct. 1 Briarfield 50, Rebul 28 Park Place Christian 34, Mt. Salus 7 Tensas Academy 40, Franklin Academy 14 Friday’s Games Tensas at Briarfield, 7 p.m. Rebul at Collegiate Christian, 7 p.m. Franklin Academy at Park Place Christian, 7 p.m. Open date: Mt. Salus ———


District 2-3A

Team Overall District Carroll.......................................4-1.......................0-0 Richwood..................................1-4.......................0-0 Rayville.....................................1-4.......................0-0 Madison Parish.......................1-4.......................0-0 Caldwell Parish........................0-5.......................0-0 Oct. 1 Franklin Parish 20, Carroll 14 Lake Providence 28, Madison Parish 6 Wossman 49, Caldwell Parish 13 Ruston 35, Richwood 0 Farmerville 36, Rayville 6 Friday’s Games Carroll at Caldwell Parish, 7 p.m. Madison Parish at Rayville, 7 p.m. Green Oaks at Richwood, 7 p.m.

Mississippi Prep Polls

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

Class 6A

School W-L 1. South Panola (14)................(6-0) 2. Madison Central...................(6-0) 3. Meridian................................(6-0) 4. Gulfport.................................(6-0) 5. Southaven.............................(6-0) Others receiving votes: Starkville 12, Rankin 8.

Pts Prv 140 1 115 3 113 2 90 4 82 5 Northwest

Class 5A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. West Jones (13)...................(5-0) 136 1 2. Picayune...............................(5-0) 123 2 3. West Point............................(5-1) 95 4 4. Wayne Co.............................(5-1) 94 3 5. Ridgeland..............................(6-0) 82 5 Others receiving votes: Vancleave 16, Callaway 14.

Class 4A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Lafayette (12).......................(7-0) 138 1 2. New Albany (1)....................(7-0) 113 2 3. Noxubee Co. (1)...................(6-1) 102 4 4. Purvis....................................(6-0) 98 3 5. North Pike.............................(6-1) 73 5 Others receiving votes: St. Stanislaus 12, Louisville 6, Newton Co. 6, Port Gibson 6, Kosciusko 6.

Class 3A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Philadelphia (7)....................(7-0) 132 1 2. Forest (7)..............................(7-0) 121 2 3. Charleston............................(6-1) 104 4 4. Aberdeen..............................(6-1) 83 3 5. Tylertown..............................(4-2) 64 NR Others receiving votes: Belmont 15, Winona 14, Carthage 9, Morton 6, Hazlehurst 6, Water Valley 6.

Class 2A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Taylorsville (12)....................(7-0) 137 1 2. Bassfield (1).........................(6-1) 110 2 3. Calhoun City.........................(7-0) 106 3 4. Lumberton.............................(6-0) 84 4 5. Puckett..................................(5-1) 70 5 Others receiving votes: East Webster 36, Wesson 17.

Class 1A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Durant (14)...........................(7-0) 140 1 2. Cathedral..............................(5-1) 113 3 3. Smithville..............................(4-2) 54 2 4. Okolona................................(4-2) 50 NR 5. Nanih Waiya.........................(4-2) 45 5 Others receiving votes: Vardaman 34, Mount Olive 30, Bogue Chitto 23, Dexter 20, Weir 19, Biggersville 19, West Oktibbeha 7, Ray Brooks 6.


School W-L Pts Prv 1. Jackson Prep (10)................(6-1) 135 1 2. Brookhaven Aca. (3)............(7-0) 122 2 3. Jackson Aca. (1)..................(6-1) 119 3 4. Trinity Episcopal...................(7-0) 62 NR 5. Simpson Aca........................(6-1) 40 5 Others receiving votes: Pillow Aca. 25, Presbyterian Christian 19, Sylva-Bay Aca. 13, Tri-Co. Aca. 12, Magnolia Heights 7, Leake Aca. 6. All Associated Press members in Mississippi are eligible to participate in the high school football poll.

MLB 2010 Postseason


Tampa Bay vs. Texas Today Texas (Lee 12-9) at Tampa Bay (Price 19-6), 12:37 p.m. Thursday Texas (Wilson 15-8) at Tampa Bay (Garza 15-10), 1:37 p.m. Saturday Tampa Bay (Davis 12-10 ) at Texas (Lewis 12-13), 4:07 p.m. Sunday Tampa Bay (Shields 13-15) at Texas (Hunter 13-4), if necessary Tuesday Texas at Tampa Bay, if necessary Minnesota vs. New York Today New York (Sabathia 21-7) at Minnesota (Liriano 14-10), 7:37 p.m. Thursday New York (Hughes 18-8 or Pettitte 11-3) at Minnesota (Pavano 17-11), 5:07 p.m. Saturday Minnesota (Duensing 10-3) at New York (Pettitte 11-3 or Hughes 18-8), 7:37 p.m Sunday Minnesota (Blackburn 10-12) at New York (Burnett 10-15), if necessary Tuesday New York at Minnesota, if necessary

National League

Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati Today Cincinnati (Volquez 4-3) at Philadelphia (Halladay 21-10), 4:07 p.m. Friday Cincinnati (Arroyo 17-10) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 13-13), 5:07 p.m. Sunday Philadelphia (Hamels 12-11) at Cincinnati (Cueto 12-7) Monday Philadelphia at Cincinnati, if necessary Oct. 13 Cincinnati at Philadelphia, if necessary San Francisco vs. Atlanta Thursday Atlanta (Lowe 16-12) at San Francisco (Lincecum 16-10), 8:37 p.m. Friday Atlanta (Hanson 10-11) at San Francisco (Cain 13-11), 8:37 p.m. Sunday San Francisco (Sanchez 13-9) at Atlanta (Hudson 17-9) Monday San Francisco at Atlanta, if necessary Oct. 13 Atlanta at San Francisco, if necessary

NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule

Through Oct. 3 Oct. 3 — Price Chopper 400 (Greg Biffle) Oct. 10 — Pepsi 400, Fontana, Calif. Oct. 16 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 24 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Oct. 31 — AMP Energy Juice 500, Talladega, Ala. Nov. 7 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 14 — Kobalt Tools 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 21 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla.

Sprint Cup Standings 1. Jimmie Johnson........................................... 5,503 2. Denny Hamlin.............................................. 5,495 3. Kevin Harvick............................................... 5,473 4. Carl Edwards............................................... 5,450 5. Jeff Gordon.................................................. 5,445 6. Kurt Busch................................................... 5,433 7. Kyle Busch................................................... 5,423 8. Greg Biffle.................................................... 5,418 9. Jeff Burton................................................... 5,402 10. Tony Stewart.............................................. 5,376 ———

Nationwide Series Schedule

Through Oct. 2 Oct. 2 — Kansas Lottery 300 (Joey Logano) Oct. 9 — 300, Fontana, Calif. Oct. 15 — Dollar General 300, Concord, N.C. Oct. 23 — Gateway 250, Madison, Ill. Nov. 6 — O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 13 — Wypall 200, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 20 — Ford 300, Homestead, Fla.

Nationwide Series Standings 1. Brad Keselowski.......................................... 4,589 2. Carl Edwards............................................... 4,215 3. Kyle Busch................................................... 4,089 4. Justin Allgaier.............................................. 3,796 5. Paul Menard................................................ 3,739 6. Kevin Harvick............................................... 3,588 7. Trevor Bayne............................................... 3,334 8. Steve Wallace.............................................. 3,287 9. Jason Leffler................................................ 3,263 10. Joey Logano.............................................. 3,237

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-9-3 La. Pick 4: 3-4-2-9 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-4-5 La. Pick 4: 9-5-4-5 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-2-4 La. Pick 4: 0-0-8-6 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-4-6 La. Pick 4: 9-7-2-1 Easy 5: 9-19-26-28-33 La. Lotto: 10-14-21-25-33-36 Powerball: 13-44-51-52-55 Powerball: 30; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-0-2 La. Pick 4: 9-2-7-6 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-3-7 La. Pick 4: 2-8-0-4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-4-6 La. Pick 4: 8-9-5-3 Easy 5: 9-13-14-28-34 La. Lotto: 7-15-18-25-33-40 Powerball: 12-20-30-36-47 Powerball: 25; Power play: 4

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


Source: Pats trade Moss to Vikes MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that a trade has been completed sending star receiver Randy Moss back to the Minnesota Vikings from the New England Patriots. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the transaction has not been officially announced. ESPN first reported that the deal was done, with the Patriots getting a third-round pick in return.The seven-time Pro Bowler was a first-round draft pick of the Vikings in 1998 and spent his first seven seasons in the NFL with Minnesota. He was traded to Oakland in 2005, where he languished for two years before being revitalized in New England. Moss set an NFL record with 23 touchdown receptions in 2007. But he has said several times this year that he expected 2010 to be his last season with the Patriots. He did not have a catch in New England’s 41-14 victory over Miami on Monday night. “When you have done so much and put so much work in, it kind of feels like I am not wanted,” Moss said in September. “I am taking that in stride and playing my final year out and whatever the future holds is what it holds, but it is kind of a bad feeling — feeling not wanted. It is not like my production has gone down.” Moss caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards in his first season with New England in 2007. He had 69 catches for 1,008 yards and 11 TDs in 2008, when Tom

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Over the River Run set for Saturday The 22nd annual Over the River Run will be held Saturday morning at the Old Mississippi River Bridge. The 5-mile run and walk across the bridge will begin at 8 a.m. Raceday registration starts at 6:30 and continues until 7:30. The entry fee is $30 for adults and $20 for children 10 and under. After the race, entertainment and refreshments will be available at the Ameristar Delta Point parking lot. For information, call the Southern Cultural Heritage Center at 601-631-2997, or visit www.southernculture. org/events/otrr10.

Vicksburg YMCA girls volleyball The Vicksburg YMCA is introducing girls volleyball for ages 10-14. It will be a one-week program Nov. 8-13 for beginner instruction and activities. The week will conclude with a tournament on Nov. 13. For information, call 601-638-1071 or visit the Purks Branch YMCA.

Breast cancer benefit walk/run The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk and run will be held Oct. 16 in Jackson. The walk, which is to raise awareness about breast cancer, begins at the Old Capitol steps at 9 a.m. Registration starts at 8. There is no registration fee or donation required to participate. Vicksburg Military Park museum curator Elizabeth Joiner is putting together a group of walkers from Vicksburg and welcomes those interested in joining to call her at 601-6367840. For information on the event, visit

Parent-junior scramble results Mariah Dahmash and Sophia Dahmash teamed up to shoot a 40 over nine holes and won the On Target Golf

organization, coaches or my teammates to have a sour taste in their mouths about Randy Moss. “If I do leave here, I want everything to be positive — that I was a good guy, I was well coached, well mannered, a good man in the locker room, a good teammate to be around.” The Vikings sure could use him. Pro Bowl receiver Sidney Rice will miss at least the first six weeks of the season because of a hip injury and Percy Harvin has struggled all season with migraine headaches. Without the deep threat that he had in Rice, quarterback Brett Favre’s production has dropped dramatically. The Vikings have lost two of their first three games and their receiving group lacks the prototypical big-play receiver who can out-jump smaller cornerbacks for passes down the field.

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates with wide receiver Randy Moss (81) after Gronkowski caught a second-half touchdown pass earlier this season.

NFL Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury early in the year and came back with 83 catches for 1,264 yards and 13 scores last season. Moss is in the final season of his three-year, $27 million contract and has made no secret about his desire for a new deal, and believed he would have to

go elsewhere to get one. “I don’t even know what my fate is, and for me to be 33 years old, it’s like I’m held at bay, and that’s definitely an uncomfortable thing,” Moss told The Associated Press last month. “If this is my last year here, I want to leave as good as I came in here in ’07. I know that’s really hard to duplicate, but I don’t want the fans, the

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Parent-Junior Scramble Sept. 26 at Vicksburg Country Club. The Dahmashes won the 15-17-year-olds’ divsion and had the second-lowest score of the tournament. Laura and Greg Phillips won the 11-14-year-olds’ division with a 38. Evan and Mickey Fedell shot a 41 to win the 8-10-year-olds’ age group, while L.J. Jones and Alfranso Davis won the 5-7-year-olds’ division with a 42. On-Target Golf is also hosting an afterschool program. The cost is $10 per week. Boys practice on Wednesday at 4 p.m., and girls on Friday at 4 p.m. For information, call Kathy Hester at 601-529-9007.

Vicksburg High baseball camp Vicksburg High will host a Columbus Day baseball camp on Oct. 11 at Showers Field. The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and is open to children in grades 1 through 6. The registration fee is $20 per person. For information, call VHS baseball coach Cody Zumbro at 601-630-5400.

Alcorn State golf tournament The Alcorn State Alumni Foundation and the Alcorn State University Foundation will host a benefit golf tournament at Clear Creek Golf Course on Friday at 10 a.m. The cost is $110 per person. For information, call tournament director Dr. Hank Harper at 601-750-7660, Juanita Norwood at 601-209-1920 or Dr. John Walls at 601-8311966.

TOPS soccer program registration The TOPS soccer program needs players from ages 6-20. For information, e-mail Marian Richardson at marianrichardson2003@yahoo. com and please state TOPS in subject line. Or you can call her at 601-529-0980.

Madison Parish adult basketball The Madison Parish Sheriff’s Department is looking for teams to play in its adult basketball league. For information, call Lt. Robert Thompson at 318-574-3130 or 318-341-1029.

Home Builders golf tournament The Home Builders Association of Vicksburg will hold their annual scholarship golf tournament at Vicksburg Country Club on Thursday. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon, with tee time at 1 p.m. The tournament is a four-man scramble with a $75 entry fee. For information, call Ellis Cummins at 601-636-3278 or Lynne Brush at 601-218-9631 or contact her via e-mail at

Vicksburg Packers homecoming game The Vicksburg Packers will host their homecoming game on Saturday at 8 a.m. For information, call 601-291-1370.

Clear Creek Ladies weekly golf report On Sept. 29, the Ladies of Clear Creek played a scramble. Winning teams were: Linda McHann, A. J. Dortch, Charlotte Crist and Sandy Russell; the team of Carol Roberson, Vi Krisker and Theresa Ford; and the team of Connie Kegerreis, Ann Farren and Mary May.

Youth soccer weekly roundup U8 boys Team Scott Bourne 7, Team Wayne Lynch 1 Brady Green scored one goal for Team Wayne Lynch. Tyler Ivory, Jake Brister and Reed Bourne all scored for Team Scott Bourne. Team Wayne Lynch 5, Team Eric Coulter 3 - For Team Wayne Lynch, Cameron Howard scored three goals and Preston Lynch scored two goals. Team Scott Bourne 3, Boolos CPA 1 - Ivory and Jaden Hoofman scored for Team Scott Bourne. For Boolos CPA, Anden McClurg scored. Team Cheryl Boyd Team 4, Team Jeff Cochran Team 1 - Daniel Llopis and Zachary Boyd scored unassisted goals for Team Cheryl Boyd. William Farthing scored one goal on an assist from Jessie Hallberg, who also scored off an assist from Farthing. House of Awards 5, Team Cheryl Boyd Team 4 - Farthing scored three goals, two unassisted and one with an assist from Hallberg for

Browns get defensive line help from Vikings The Cleveland Browns have acquired defensive end Jayme Mitchell in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings. The Browns sent an undisclosed 2012 draft pick to the Vikings for Mitchell, a 6-foot-6, 285-pounder, who will bring depth to Cleveland’s banged-up defensive line. Mitchell played in 29 regular-season games for Minnesota, which signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2006.

Team Cheryl Boyd. Easterling scored one goal with an assist from Farthing. For House of Awards, Dawson Oakes and Luke Hopkins scored two goals apiece. Boolos CPA 2, Team Jay Madison 1 - Cooper Orman and Joshua Rew each scored one goal for Boolos CPA. Tony King scored for Team Jay Madison. House of Awards 13, Team Jeff Cochran 3 - Dawson Oakes scored nine goals, Luke Hopkins added three and Wyatt Schrader had one. House of Awards 15, Roca Restaurant 3 - Oakes and Hopkins scored five goals apiece. Schrader added four more and Samuel Terrett scored one. Joshua Larsen and Nick Erves had assists for House of Awards. U6 league Southerland & Southerland 10, Helping Hand 10 - For Southerland, Jack Wright scored four goals, Bree Butler and Jack Stuart had two apiece while Hannah Hill added one goal. For Helping Hand, Thomas Dowe scored five goals, Logan Sumrall had three and William Dowe and Cole Boyte scored one apiece.

Junior High football Vicksburg 14, Warren Central 12 - Demetric Ross caught the game-winning touchdown, a 25-yard pass from Marquez Pickett, with 12 seconds left. Tyson Hardy had a 3-yard TD and Larry Jefferson had a twopoint conversion.

YMCA junior prep football roundup For the Bulls, Jemil Brown had a 50-yard touchdown. For the Bruisers, Allen Kivett and Clint Hargrove each had two touchdowns, Reed Buys scored a pair of two-point conversions and a touchdown. Wesley Rick had two touchdowns for the Bears. Ryan Theriot had a 70-yard touchdown and Braxton Chewning had a 45-yard touchdown for the Saints. Graham Tweedle had a touchdown and a two-point conversion for the Rockets, while Wyatt Turner and Rod Turin added touchdowns and Braxton Morson had a twopoint conversion. For the Flashes, Farmer Abendroth scored two touchdowns and Clayton Thruman had a touchdown for the Giants.

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NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra, watch as students J.T. DuBoise, 13, right, and Gene Davis, 14, demonstrate their air-driven miniature cars in a laboratory at Emerald Middle School in California Tuesday.

Four-time champ visits hometown EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson likes to give back to his hometown, then come back to see how the money is spent. On Tuesday, that meant pulling into a school yard in a replica of his No. 48 Chevrolet, thrilling several hundred students at Emerald STEM Magnet Middle School in this blue-collar community on the eastern edge of San Diego’s suburban sprawl. A few minutes later, Johnson and his wife, Chandra, were in the automation and robotics lab watching 13-year-old J.T. Duboise demonstrate a computer-controlled model car. Duboise told Johnson he thought about adding a horn, then decided against it. “Who wants a horn?” Johnson replied, reassuring the eighth grader that his car was just fine. The lab, which includes a new computer system, was built with $100,000 from the Jimmie Johnson Foundation/ Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Champions Grants. It was the largest of nearly $500,000 worth of grants distributed in the San Diego area from the proceeds from Johnson’s 2009 golf tournament and dinnerauction. He’ll host this year’s


golf tournament on Wednesday in Del Mar. “Today’s the best day,” said Johnson, who made the visit during a brief break from his pursuit of a fifth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. “It’s a fun journey to put together an event to raise the money, but then when you’re able to grant the money, you experience a good high from that. To actually come and see the money after it’s been put in play is a whole new experience. “It’s just amazing to see it come together,” Johnson said. “It makes me kind of want to go back to school. This looks like a lot of fun. I think we were just trying to figure out how to type in school, and now kids are running software programs, CAD programs. It’s pretty amazing to see how advanced kids are.” Although the Johnsons live in Charlotte, N.C., the driver hasn’t forgotten his hometown, where he had a modest upbringing. His mother drove a school bus and his father operated heavy equipment. His dad worked in the racing community, which led to the son getting his start.

Reutimann defends wrecking Kyle Busch MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — David Reutimann said he was backed into a corner and had to stand up for himself when he intentionally wrecked Kyle Busch at Kansas Speedway. Reutimann hit Busch in Sunday’s race as retaliation for earlier contact between the two. Busch, a championship contender, was running seventh when Reutimann wrecked him and ended up finishing 21st. It cost him significantly in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship standings, as Busch dropped from third to seventh. But how it affected Busch was not in Reutimann’s thought process. He had strong runs spoiled in three of the last four races and felt like he had to send a message that drivers can’t run him over. “You know if go and run over Tony Stewart, he’s not going to let that slide. You go out there and you run over the 42 car of Juan Pablo Montoya, he’s not going to let it

slide,” Reutimann said Tuesday during an appearance at Martinsville Speedway. “How often do you see those guys get run over? Never. Not ever. That’s all I’m trying to say. It’s all about respect. Sometimes you give it a lot more than you get. And sometimes you just have to do things to make people see that what was once deemed acceptable is no longer acceptable.” Reutimann is not one of the 12 drivers competing for the Sprint Cup championship. He’s currently 18th in the standings but has had strong runs ruined over the last month. He was running in the top six early at Richmond when contact with Kurt Busch caused him to spin. He was running 14th two weeks ago at Dover when Ryan Newman wrecked him, and he was wrecked by Kyle Busch on Sunday. His retaliation has caused a commotion with manufacturer Toyota, which supports both drivers’ teams. Toyota is trying to win its first Sprint Cup title this season.

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Roethlisberger back at Steelers’ practice PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ten seconds were all Ben Roethlisberger needed to prove to the Pittsburgh Steelers he wasn’t affected by his month away from the NFL. On the first pass he threw Tuesday in his first post-suspension practice, Roethlisberger found fast wide receiver Mike Wallace far downfield for an over-the-shoulder catch of a perfectly thrown football. Right about then, his teammates probably were thinking the same thing: Ben is back. “We have our whole team here, and we have our leader — our quarterback — back with us,” Wallace said. “He makes everybody better. The offense is definitely going to go in another direction.” Roethlisberger showed no rustiness or lack of rhythm in his first practice since training camp, zipping passes throughout a 30-minute passing drill that was incorporated into the practice to quickly get him and his receivers back in sync. “It was a good step, and I don’t think it’ll take as long as I thought,” Roethlisberger

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NFL said. He’ll have two more practice days during this bye week to regain his timing and precision, followed by a full work week before the Oct. 17 home game against Cleveland. “It normally takes a while to get going out there, but it felt pretty good,” Roethlisberger said. “I knew that my arm would be good.” The associated press Since last being with the team on Sept. 2, Roethlis- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wipes off berger threw almost daily to a with a towel during his first practice back after a four-game collection of receivers at high suspension Tuesday. school stadiums, intentionally smiling.” aside any doubts about how throwing more passes than Despite having the league’s Roethlisberger would be welnormal because he wasn’t No. 31 passing offense with comed back. Potentially, there throwing any in games. A fill-in quarterbacks Charlie could have been hard feelings private quarterbacks coach Batch and Dennis Dixon, the if his off-field problems had led helped him with his footwork Steelers came out of Roeth- to an 0-4 start, but his teamand delivery. lisberger’s four-game suspen- mates insisted they’ve long Wallace, the team’s fastsion about as good as could since put the quarterback’s est receiver, couldn’t remembe expected with a 3-1 record. troubles behind them. ber Roethlisberger throwing Apparently, the quarterback Roethlisberger apologized to a bad pass during the entire himself came out of the sus- them during offseason workpractice. pension about as good as outs for potentially jeopardiz“We’re going to throw the could be expected, too. ing their season and, by the ball because we’ve got one of By playing as well as they did time training camp arrived, he the best guys back,” Wallace without the two-time Super was warmly received by fans. said. “So I’m excited. I’ve been Bowl winner, the Steelers put

Spurrier focused on ’Bama, not milestone COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said he can’t think about individual honors, not with No. 1 Alabama coming to town. Spurrier’s next Southeastern Conference win will be his 107th. That would move him out of a tie for second with Ole Miss great Johnny Vaught. Alabama icon Paul “Bear” Bryant is the conference’s all-time leader with 159 league wins. But Spurrier said the 19thranked Gamecocks (3-1, 1-1 SEC) will have their hands full on Saturday against the Crimson Tide and Nick Saban, Alabama’s current national championship coach. Alabama (5-0, 2-0) has won 19 straight games, including last week’s 31-6 victory over Florida. “We’re not talking about or worrying about that right now,” Spurrier said Tuesday. “Hopefully, we can win another conference game somewhere as we go through.” For the 19th-ranked Gamecocks, it will be their biggest test of the year. South Carolina has never beaten an opponent ranked higher than No. 4 — the Gamecocks topped fourth-ranked Ole Miss 16-10 last season — and Spurrier is hopeful the team can find the effort to hang with the defending national champions. “The opportunity’s there,” Spurrier said. Spurrier, in his 18th SEC season with Florida and the Gamecocks, has steadily pushed himself up among the league’s most celebrated coaching names since returning to the league with South Carolina in 2005. The Gamecocks have won 19 SEC games under Spurrier. They posted just 36 league wins in 13 seasons before he took over. Spurrier broke a tie for third with Georgia great Vince

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not just the usual suspects in the playoffs this year. Texas, ranked 23rd according to Major League Baseball’s latest payroll figures, won the AL West. Tampa Bay, just 20th, beat out the high-spending New York Yankees and Boston to win the AL East. Cincinnati won the NL Central and is going to the postseason for the first time since 1995 despite ranking 19th. No. 16 Atlanta won the NL wild card. It’s the first time since the playoffs expanded in 1995 that as many as four postseason teams came from the bottom half by payroll. What in the name of the almighty dollar is going on? At least thus far this season, youth and tight budgets have prevailed. “Just the way the economics of the game are,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. “There’s such a wide discrepancy in revenues at different clubs. You have to survive and compete, and you have to find new ways to do it.” Tampa Bay, with an average age of about 281⁄2 by season’s end, is the youngest playoff team and 19th in the majors by age, according to STATS LLC. Texas is 17th and Minnesota 15th, both at 28-plus, while Cincinnati is 12th at 29. Whether relative inexperience will hurt these teams in the crucible of October baseball remains to be seen, but young legs and arms got them this far. More and more, teams are willing to take a chance on youth — especially those prized players not-yet-eligible for salary arbitration or free agency. “You don’t see people giving up as many of their (former) draft choices as they used to,” Twins President Jerry Bell

MLB On TV 12:30 TBS - Texas at Tampa Bay 4 p.m. TBS - Cincinnati at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m. TBS - New York Yankees at Minnesota said. “George Steinbrenner, he didn’t care. Everything was about win now. But teams are pulling back a little more and being a little more apt to hold on to their minor league players. And obviously we believe that’s the way to go.” The golf courses of the U.S., Caribbean and Asia will be filled this month with players from teams that failed. The second-, third- and fifththrough-ninth biggest spenders as of opening day were all flops: Boston, the Cubs, the Mets, Detroit, the White Sox, the Angels and Seattle. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig is absolutely glowing when talking about the success of the small markets. It’s not just because he used to own the Milwaukee Brewers. Boosting the little guys has been a primary goal since he became commissioner in 1992. Revenue sharing has improved the fortunes of the clubs with less to spend, with $433 million transferred to the poorer teams in 2009 and an estimated $401 million this year, according to MLB. “When you’ve got Cincinnati winning and San Diego up there, and even San Francisco and Colorado and Tampa, it’s a great sign,” he said. “There’s no doubt, as I study things, that we have more competitive balance than we’ve ever had in our history.”

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South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier will go for his 107th SEC victory Saturday against Alabama. A win would move him past Ole Miss’ Johnny Vaught into sole possession of second place on the league’s all-time list.

College Football Dooley when South Carolina upset the Bulldogs 17-6 on Sept. 11. Now he has a chance to break the tie with Vaught for No. 2. He could have had his milestone win already, but the Gamecocks squandered a 20-7 lead at Auburn and lost 35-27 in their last game on Sept. 25. Spurrier said South Carolina used the bye week to concentrate on fundamentals and correct the mistakes that proved costly against Auburn. “You can sense the sense of urgency in everybody,” Gamecocks safety DeVonte Holloman said. “We know it’s a big game and everybody’s trying to do the right thing.” For the offensive-minded Spurrier, that means matching wits with Saban, perhaps the SEC’s foremost defen-

sive authority. The two faced off twice when Spurrier was at Florida and Saban at LSU in 2000 and 2001, the Gators pounding the Tigers 41-9 and 44-15. Saban’s Crimson Tide took a 20-6 win over Spurrier and the Gamecocks last fall. “We looked like we were a lot smarter than he was the first two games,” Spurrier said. “But recently, he was a lot smarter than I was last year, let’s put it that way. Who knows who’s going to be the smartest this year?” Spurrier and Saban share a friendship and respect as winning coaches. Spurrier even hitched a ride on the LSU plane with Saban once when both were at the East-West Shrine Game. Saban joked before the teams met last year that LSU fans about “blew up the Gator plane up in Baton Rouge when it was waiting there to pick (Spurrier) up and take him home,”

Alabama’s coach said. Spurrier’s exacting ways, especially with quarterbacks, don’t fit all players. Against Auburn, Spurrier pulled starter Stephen Garcia down the stretch after he fumbled twice. Freshman Connor Shaw played the Gamecocks’ final two series when they needed a touchdown and a two-point conversion to tie. Both drives ended with interceptions. Garcia is expected to start Saturday. “It’s a unique way of handling quarterbacks,” Alabama passer Greg McElroy said. “It’s a way that I know a lot of guys don’t like to do it, but coach (Spurrier) obviously gets the most out of his guys.” Yet Spurrier’s used his style to amass the second most SEC victories ever. “Again, that’s an individual thing that, years from now, maybe it’ll be fun to look back at,” Spurrier said.

game, a 42-23 victory over Tulane on Sept. 25. He completed 19 of 28 passes for 174 yards and one interception. Houston was off last weekend, giving them two weeks to prepare for the Bulldogs. “If you take a Heisman trophy candidate out of an offense, it will certainly hurt, but it didn’t slow them down against UCLA and they put up big, big numbers against Tulane,” Mullen said. “They really haven’t slowed down ... They are going to do what they do and run their system. It has been successful for them and I don’t see them changing that much.” Relf has been splitting time with Tyler Russell. The freshman has had some good moments, completing 30 of 49

passes for four touchdowns and five interceptions. But when the Bulldogs have been at their best — like during a win over Georgia and a narrow loss to Auburn — it’s been Relf who has received almost all of the meaningful snaps. Left tackle Derek Sherrod said Relf’s calm demeanor in the huddle has been the most obvious change. “As far as last year to this year, he’s shown a lot more confidence,” Sherrod said. Relf’s continued development is crucial for an offense that’s slowly improving. Mullen — who previously was Urban Meyer’s offensive coordinator at Florida, hasn’t quite been able to duplicate his high-scoring Gator days

— when he had stars like quarterback Tim Tebow and receiver Percy Harvin. Mississippi State is scoring 28.6 points per game, which ranks eighth in the Southeastern Conference. But with a young core of playmakers like sophomore receivers Chad Bumphis, Brandon Heavens and Arceto Clark, the Bulldogs are starting to look dangerous. Especially since Relf has been much better at getting them the football. “He’s a guy that just shows, if you really work hard, the improvements that you can make,” Mullen said.

MSU Continued from Page D1. the ground this season, and Bulldogs’ coach Dan Mullen said opposing defenses have to respect Relf’s ability to gain chunks of yards on the ground. “His running helps his passing,” the second-year coach said. “We are a run and play-action team, and that’s what Chris does well.” Mississippi State (3-2) travels to face Houston (3-1) on Saturday at Robertson Stadium. Houston was supposed to have the far superior quarterback coming into this weekend, but Heisman candidate Case Keenum is done for the season after a knee injury. Freshman Terrance Broadway started the Cougars’ last

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Thursday. Some answers came Tuesday. Rookie first baseman Freddie Freeman, right-hander Takashi Saito, left-hander Eric O’Flaherty and rookie left-hander Mike Minor will not be on the roster. Freeman finished the season with Atlanta, but the Braves have Derrek Lee and Troy Glaus at first base and need the roster spot for a backup middle infielder, most likely Diory Hernandez. Saito, who has been slowed by a sore shoulder, threw in the bullpen during the workout and then said he was told he won’t be on the postseason roster. Cox said O’Flaherty, who has suffered from blurred vision and hasn’t pitched since Sept. 20, “just can’t go.” Cox said he is taking “a bunch” of extra players to San Francisco who will not be on the postseason roster. He said he wants reserves close by in case he needs to replace an injured player. Rookie catcher J.C. Boscan will be one of the emergency players with the team. “You can sub anybody now, so it makes it easy,” Cox said. An injured player who is replaced must miss the remainder of the series and

the next postseason series. Hudson leads the Braves with 17 wins, including the 8-7 victory over the Phillies on Sunday that helped clinch a playoff spot. Hanson is 10-11 with a 3.33 ERA and has been a hardluck pitcher. He is the only pitcher in Atlanta history to have a losing record in at least 30 starts with an ERA at 3.50 or better. He was 2-1 with a 2.04 ERA in six September starts. “Hanson has been on a roll,” Cox said. “Huddy needs the extra rest, in my opinion.” Hanson said he will go to Lowe for advice after Thursday’s game. “He’s been around for a while,” Hanson said. “It’s a lot of help to be able to talk to him about certain hitters and what they’re trying to do in certain situations.” Right-hander Jair Jurrjens, who hasn’t pitched since Sept. 14 because of an injured right knee, was sent to Florida to pitch in an Instructional League game on Tuesday night. It is possible Jurrjens could win a spot on the postseason roster, but his best chance to pitch again may come if the Braves advance to the NLCS.

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