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Muralists Herb Roe, from front, Gregg Gowland and Benny Graeff wash a wall on Grove Street just east of Levee Street as they prepare it for a Run Thru History mural that will be painted on the spot just across the street from the 32 historical Riverfront Murals. The artists were working during the only rain Vicksburg has seen in a month. They said the quick downpour, however, was a help rather than a hindrance in their prep work for the mural they expect to have completed in about three weeks. “It’s the only thing out here we do that the rain would help,” said Roe. Tuesday’s rain is forecast to be followed by a week of sunny skies and cooler temperatures.

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investigation involves power procurement, dispatch and transmission system practices, along with policies of NEW ORLEANS — its utility units. It did not proRegional electrical utility vide more details, but said it Entergy Corp. said Tuesis cooperating with the probe day the Justice Department believes is investigatThe investigation covers and its operaing its competitive practices subsidiaries with a total tions “have satisfied all in four states of about 2.7 million applicable where it is a laws and major power customers: Entergy regulations.” provider. Mississippi, Entergy Justice The investigation covers Arkansas, Entergy Gulf Department spokessubsidiaries States Louisiana, Entergy woman with a total of about 2.7 milLouisiana, Entergy New Gina Talamona said lion customers: Orleans and Entergy the agency Entergy Missishad no comsippi, Entergy Texas. ment on the Arkansas, disclosure. Entergy Gulf Mississippi Attorney GenStates Louisiana, Entergy eral Jim Hood said TuesLouisiana, Entergy New day he believes the Justice Orleans and Entergy Texas. Also involved is Entergy Ser- Department is investigating allegations he made vices Inc., which provides in a December 2008 lawshared services to all of the utilities, such as engineering. suit against Entergy. Hood alleges that Entergy overBesides being a large eleccharged customers by tricity provider in the four buying electricity from states, Entergy owns five its sister companies at a nuclear power plants in New higher rate than on the York, Massachusetts, Veropen market, then passing mont and Michigan that sell the inflated costs along to power on the spot wholesale consumers. market. Entergy said in a regulatory statement that the See Entergy, Page A2.

FREE AT LAST 15 of 33 miners out; rest are on their way By The Associated Press SAN JOSE MINE, Chile — One by one, the miners trapped for 69 days in a dungeon that could have been their tomb climbed into a rescue capsule this morning and made a smooth ascent to the surface, greeted by the embraces of loved ones, cheered by joyous Chileans and watched by a captivated world. The anxiety that had accompanied the careful final days of preparation broke at 12:11 a.m., when the

stoutest of the men, Florencio Avalos, emerged from the missile-like chamber and smiled broadly after his halfmile journey to fresh air. By midday, 15 men had been pulled from the mine in roughly 12 hours, including the oldest and youngest among the trapped. The effort was methodical and free of any significant problems, and on track to finish before sunrise Thursday. Amid an explosion of cheers, Avalos hugged his sobbing 7-year-old son and wife and then President

AmeriCorps population to double in Vicksburg By Manivanh Chanprasith mchan@vicksburgpost.com

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Chilean miner Mario Sepulveda celebrates after being rescued from the collapsed San Jose gold and copper mine early this morning. Sebastian Pinera, who has been deeply involved in an effort that had become a matter of national pride. Avalos was followed an hour later by the most ebul-

lient of the group, Mario Sepulveda, whose shouts were heard even before the capsule peeked above the See Miners, Page A7.

Vicksburg will see more volunteers dressed in gray working shirts and cargo pants next year as AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Southern Region more than doubles in size. “We’re expanding to optimize from 160 corps members to about 400,” NCCC Public Relations Specialist Erika Roberts told members See AmeriCorps, Page A2.

Downtown Partners wants residents to offer ideas for change By Manivanh Chanprasith mchan@vicksburgpost.com After forming in March and meeting monthly since, theDowntown Partners advisory panel voted Tuesday to host its first project, a campaign to increase foot traffic on Washington Street. “We’ve been meeting for about four or five months,” said Larry Gawronski, the VenuWorks employee who

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serves as executive director of the Vicksburg Convention Center and Vicksburg Auditorium. “And I want to continue brainstorming while we focus some of those thoughts into processes or some action steps.” The project, called Picture Yourself Downtown, will ask residents to suggest ideas for downtown businesses. “Our group, as visionaries, comes up with a lot of ideas,”

Gawronski said. “I hope that this may be one that, not only we adopt formally, but is carried through for all of downtown. Maybe this Picture Yourself in Downtown might be something we can hang our hat on.” No date has been set for the campaign. “With hundreds of people who come down, perhaps, this will create some excitement with them about what’s

going on downtown,” said David Day, owner and operator of the Klondyke on Washington Street. Meanwhile, members agreed the panel should continue meetings with other economic development organizations to balance residential, commercial and entertainment interests along Washington Street. The advisory panel has met with members of the Vicks-

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Ashley Smith, 21, 1916 Olive St., is placed on a gurney to be taken to River Region Medical Center after a wreck on Clay Street Tuesday afternoon. Sgt. Jackie Johnson said Smith was leaving the Pizza Hut parking lot when her 2004 Mercury Sable collided with a 2001 Harley-Davidson driven by

City man booked for 5.5 pounds of pot A Vicksburg man was booked into the Warren County Jail Tuesday, charged with the possession of 5.5 pounds of marijuana, said Lt. Bobby Stewart of the Vicksburg Police Department. Christopher Evans, 27, 450 Lake Hill Drive, Apt. 1612, was arrested at his home after Vicksburg police and a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics used a search warrant to comb the apartment. Stewart said the warrant was issued after complaints of drug activity in the area. The drugs are valued at about $28,000. Evans was in jail without bond this morning, awaiting an initial court appearance.

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A residential burglary was reported at 8:43 Tuesday night in the 2300 block of North Washington Street. Reported missing was a leather jacket valued at $350, a fifth of Seagram’s gin valued at $35 and a leather vest valued at $69.

Three people injured in two-vehicle wreck

Pedestrian says two robbed him A Vicksburg man told police Tuesday night he was walking in the 900 block of Bowman Street when two men, dressed in T-shirts and shorts, stopped him, took his wallet containing $900 and ran toward Washington Street. The 47-year-old man further described the men as black males, about 17 or 18 years old.

Three people were treated and released after a two-vehicle wreck at East Avenue and Cherry Street. Olivia Wells, 23, 802 Meadow St.; Tikayla Lockett, 16, 3461 Mount Alban Road; and Alicia Wells, 16, 1316 Crawford St., were taken to River Region Medical Center after the wreck reported at 4:51 p.m.

AmeriCorps Continued from Page A1. of the Vicksburg Kiwanis civic club Tuesday. “This will greatly affect how many projects we can do.” Roberts said the final number of new volunteers moving in to the former All Saints’ Episcopal School campus on Confederate Avenue will not be known until the end of the year, but said additional classes will begin training in February. The estimated 400 members will be split into two classes that will rotate time living and training on the campus. “This way, we’ll have the campus always being utilized,” she said. NCCC Southern Region Director Gary Turner said the increased numbers will allow the Vicksburg campus to improve. “It will move the campus to higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness,” Turner said in an e-mail after Rob-

To apply Nonprofit agencies can apply for service help through AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Southern Region by calling Sonya Burks at 601-630-4045 or e-mail sburks@cns.gov or Jen Prall at 601-630-4044 or jprall@cns.gov. erts’ address. Mayor Paul Winfield said the increased enrollment is good news for the city. “We understand the impact this is going to have,” he said. “There’s going to be incoming revenues. It also puts Vicksburg and Warren County in a positive light on a national level.” The Vicksburg campus is one of five AmeriCorps bases

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CHURCHES Cedar Grove M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Thursday; the Revs. Larry Joyner, Ray Coleman and Rand Lefleur; 3300 Halls Ferry Road. Greater Mount Olive — George McGlouster, oldest usher, 5 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. Douglas Harris, pastor; singers and groups are invited; 109 N. Locust St. Bypass Church of Christ — Revival, 6 p.m. Saturday; Larry Burrell of Monroe, speaker; special group singing after the service; Dr. Willie Nettle, local preacher; 787 U.S. 61 North.

in the nation. The Pacific Region based in Sacramento, Calif., lists 320 Corps members; the Southwest Region based in Denver has 320; the Atlantic Region in Perry Point, Md., has 160; and the North Central Region in Vinton, Iowa, 160. North Central also is scheduled to expand, by 80 members, Roberts said. Corps members, between the ages of 18 and 24, participate in work related to disaster relief, environmental conservation, public safety, urban and rural development, energy conservation, infrastructure improvement, education and responses to other critical needs of a community. They are required to work 1,700 volunteer hours and 80 independent hours throughout their 10-month service. At the end of service, members receive a $5,350 Ameri-

Corps Education Award. With the influx of volunteers coming into Vicksburg, Roberts encourages local nonprofit agencies to apply for the next rounds of service projects set to begin in March and running through December. “We can only accept a number of projects for the number of teams,” she explained. “Since we’re expanding from 14 teams to nearly 40 teams, that gives us a lot more resources for service projects.” Agencies can apply by filling out a concept form by Friday for projects scheduled between March 30 and May 18. Deadlines are later for other work times. Once an application is submitted, NCCC program directors decide which projects get the green light.

Entergy Continued from Page A1. Hood said he requested a federal investigation in late 2009. The suit is pending in federal court. Entergy has called Hood’s claims “irresponsible, without merit, a waste of taxpayer money and harmful to the state’s business reputation.” Entergy spokesman Chanel Lagarde said the company received formal notification of the probe on Sept. 24 but could not comment further. Entergy shares were up this morning .35 cents from Tuesday’s close at $76.81.

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Seven found guilty Seven convictions for driving under the influence were reported during the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Bobby Ray Bowman, 52, 1000 Avenue D, was convicted of DUI second offense and fined $974. • Laurence Donell Reed, 34, 238 Bazinsky Road, was convicted of DUI second offense and fined $974. • Charles Albert Thomas, 52, 2010 Military Ave., was convicted of DUI first offense and fined $694. • Larry James Tribble, 52, 704 Harris St., was convicted of DUI first offense and fined $698.94. In Warren County Justice Court: Convicted of DUI first offense were: • Harry Lee Nicholson, 48, 929 Old Barn Lane, Mesquite, Texas, who was fined $674.50. • William H. Walker, 51, 19356A Mississippi 27, Utica, fined $671.50. • Theresa Ann Williams, 56, 1524 Military Ave., fined $674.50.

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three, which are the chamber, VCVB and Main Street, to, again continue our vision while having these groups, who are already in place doing things.” Downtown Partners, a 15-member group of downtown business owners and residents, was formed last fall by Mayor Paul Winfield after a series of public hearings concerning a downtown restaurant that wanted to include a bar. Since forming, the group has persistently discussed the economic potential of the five-block Washington Street strip, but abandoned the idea of becoming a business improvement district, similar to one in Jackson, where a group operates on a budget and provides security and promotes downtown residency and economic development. Vicksburg’s Downtown Partners has no budget.

Shiloh M.B. — Musical Extravaganza, 6 p.m. Saturday; various groups, choir and soloists; sponsored by the women’s auxiliary; Dr. Willie J. Jones, pastor; 920 Meadow St. Mount Zion M.B. — Honoring pastor and wife for 22 years, 6 p.m. Saturday; Charlie Jr. and Linda Blackmore; Ballground.

CLUBS American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 — 8 tonight; regular meeting; 1618 Main St. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Lamar Roberts, speaker, Transportation Museum at The Depot; Shoney’s. Military Order of the Purple Heart and Ladies Auxiliary — 9 a.m. Thursday, regular meeting; Charlie Tolliver, 601636-9487; Edna Hearn, 601529-2499; Battlefield Inn. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon

Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley 601634-4596. American Legion Post No. 3 — 6 p.m. Thursday; 1712 Monroe St. Vicksburg-Warren ASU Alumni Chapter Meeting — 6 p.m. Friday; Walter Sheriff, president, 601-638-7812; Alcorn State Branch Building, 1514 Cherry St. VHS Choir Car Wash — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; Pizza Hut, 3520 Pemberton Square Blvd.; benefits choir and World Hunger Relief Fund. Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club Fundraiser — 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; County Market parking lot, 2101 Clay St.; proceeds to benefit annual scholarships for local high school seniors; Leon Smith, 601-6340796, Willie Glasper, 601-4157540 or any member. William G. Paxton Lodge No.

559 —10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Mississippi Safe Identification Program; to give families a package to assist law enforcement in the event of a missing child; 322 Cain Ridge Road; 601-270-5027. MXO Girls Club — 10:30 a.m. Saturday; Alcorn State Branch Building, 1514 Cherry St. TK Soul Undisputed Fan Club — Pre-Halloween Dance, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday; costume contest; students must show school identification card; admission $5; The Hut, 1618 Main St. Blue Icez Highsteppers — 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 20; girls dance clinic; grades 601-415-4057, 601-529-1892 or 601-2183006; space limited; Jackson Community Center.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C;

601-638-0011. Senior Center — Thursday: 10 a.m.,chair exercises; 11, open use of computers; 12:30 p.m. LaBarre bridge; 1, canasta; 5:45, bridge class; 6, chess; 6:30, chess blitz tournament; 7, duplicate bridge. Mixed Nuts! — 5-7 p.m. Thursday; Mike McCoy slide show; Tim Isbell signing Sentinels of Stone; refreshments served; 601-636-7210; Peterson’s Art and Antiques, 1400 Washington St. Buck’s Country Playhouse — Feed in the Chicken Coop with potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Friday; music by Magnolia and Moonshine; donations accepted; 601-638-3193. NAMI — 6-8:30 Mondays; free six-week course for parents/foster parents of children with behavioral or emotional disorders; to register, LaVonne Whitehead, 800-3570388, 601-618-6807 or e-mail lwhitehead@namims.org.


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State set to hire first medical examiner since 1995 By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi is expected to hire its first medical examiner in 15 years by Nov. 1, and Department of Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson said he’s hopeful at least two other associate pathologists will soon be on board to help handle the state’s autopsy cases.

“We have one doctor who has an engagement letter to come here Nov. 1. I’m interviewing another doctor this week in Houston (Texas), and a third has expressed an interest in coming here,” Simpson said Tuesday. Mississippi’s contract with a Tennessee-based company that had been performing autopsies for the state ends Friday. Simpson said Global

Forensics exercised an option to get out of the contract. “We’ve not had any problems with the quality of their work at all. The doctors commute from Tennessee to Mississippi. It has given the coroners some difficulty in having the line of communication they’re used to,” Simpson said. It’s been nearly two years since the state terminated its contract with Dr. Steven

Hayne, a pathologist who came under fire for his work in several criminal cases, including ones that resulted in the exoneration of two men who had been convicted of capital murder. Mississippi last had a medical examiner in 1995. The void had been filled by Hayne, who handled the majority of autopsies for the state’s criminal investigations.

The state’s forensic investigation system came under scrutiny for Hayne’s work. At the time, he didn’t have American Board of Pathology certification in forensic pathology. Gov. Haley Barbour signed into law a requirement that pathologists performing autopsies for the state must be board-certified. Simpson had previously said the state would pay $250,000

for a medical examiner. On Tuesday, he wouldn’t disclose the latest salary being discussed. Simpson said the University of Mississippi Medical Center will provide autopsy and medical services for the office. Simpson said the search for a medical examiner was hampered, in part, because there’s a shortage of board-certified physicians.

2 sentenced, fined $3.4M U.S. House hopefuls talk health care, jobs in embezzlement scheme On the campaign trail

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OXFORD — North Mississippi congressional candidates exchanged sharp words at a debate Tuesday night about how loyal each would be to his party’s leadership on Capitol Hill. U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, a Democrat, said he’s been an independent voice since being elected just over two years ago and has tried to work across the aisle with Republicans when he thinks they have good ideas. Republican challenger Alan Nunnelee said Childers has done too little to block legislation pushed by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, including the massive federal health care overhaul that became law earlier this year. Childers voted against the health care bill, but Nunnelee said that wasn’t enough. “I think we need somebody there to hold that liberal agenda accountable,” Nunnelee said during a debate at the University of Mississippi. Childers, who was elected in 2008, said he thinks the health bill is too expensive and too broad. He said Republicans share some blame. “If his party had come to the table and worked on that bill, I think it could’ve been a better bill,” Childers said, gesturing

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U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, left, and State Sen. Alan Nunnelee shake hands after their debate Tuesday in Oxford. toward Nunnelee. “Both parties love to jump to the extremes — one to the right, one to the left. And it leaves north Mississippi people like me out.” Nunnelee said that if elected, he’ll do “whatever is necessary to get that horrible bill off the books,” but he wants some changes in the health care system, including allowing people to buy health insurance across state lines and placing limits on medical malpractice lawsuits. Childers said the new law

has some strong features that need to stay in place, including provisions allowing people up to age 26 to stay on their parents’ health insurance and blocking insurance companies from denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions. The university-sponsored debate Tuesday night was the candidates’ only face-to-face exchange of the fall campaign. Seven independent or thirdparty candidates will also appear on the Nov. 2 ballot

in the 1st District, but they weren’t invited to participate in the debate. Nunnelee repeatedly said Democrats have taken the country in the wrong direction the past two years, and criticized the party for a rise in unemployment, the passage of economic stimulus packages and the increase in the federal debt. Childers said that Nunnelee, who is chairman of the state Senate Appropriations Committee, wouldn’t have been able to balance the state budget without federal stimulus funds. “He took the stimulus money that he’s so quick to criticize, hypocritically, I might add,” Childers said. “He’s so quick to criticize it, but yet he raked in $600 million to fill every hole in the state budget and left teachers on the sidelines, left classrooms overflowing when he could have done something about it and he didn’t.” Nunnelee characterized his own candidacy as “a crusade to save America.” “We can’t afford another 22,000 lost jobs in the 1st Congressional District. We can’t afford another $800 billion of debt,” Nunnelee said. “So tonight, we say, ‘No more.’ No more excessive spending. No more borrowing from our grandchildren and their grandchildren.”

GULFPORT (AP) — Two former Hancock Bank employees have each been sentenced to 8 1/2 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $3.4 million in restitution for their role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud the bank. Margaret Migues and Doris Burney were sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Louis Guirola Jr. in Gulfport after pleading guilty earlier to embezzlement charges. Before sentencing each woman, Judge Louis Guirola Jr. said their crime “affected this community deeply.” Assistant U.S. Attorney Ruth Morgan said the embezzlement scheme started around 1982 when Migues and Burney started working side-by-side as bank tellers.

Morgan said the two women, along with two unnamed coconspirators, stole money from the accounts of elderly people they’d befriended. Prosecutors said the bank customers targeted in this embezzlement ranged in age from 71 to 102. Prosecutors have said a federal investigator first tipped off the bank to the embezzlement scheme after he realized $150,000 was missing from his then-73-year-old mother’s account. During the sentencing hearing, Guirola said the defendants admitted to choosing those customers based upon their age and the fact they did not thoroughly keep up with their accounts.

Ex-Natchez cop says guilty to taking group’s funds NATCHEZ, Miss. — A retired Natchez police officer has pleaded guilty to embezzling $421 from the Fraternal Order of Police. Gail Marie Frisby, 58, was arrested last week. She was sentenced by Justice Court Judge Charlie Vess to six months in county jail,

but the judge suspended the sentence. The embezzlement occurred while Frisby served as treasurer for the organization, authorities said. Frisby retired from the police department about three years ago after 28 years.

, BAILESS & RECTOR, LLP Two Jackson banks robbed in one day WHEELESS, SHAPPLEY Attorneys at Law JACKSON, Miss. — A would-be robber came out empty handed in an attempted heist before striking again a few hours later at a bank about a mile down the road, Jackson polie said Tuesday. The suspect had an accomplice the second time, police said, and two used handguns to steal an undisclosed amount of cash from a Trustmark National Bank branch. The first bank hit was State Bank & Trust Co. Investigators believe they know the name of one of the suspects, said Jackson police spokeswoman Colendula Green. Police spent nearly an hour searching a north Jackson apartment building. Jackson police have responded to at least nine bank holdups this year — five in the last five weeks.

Police: Man admits to 2005 bank robbery GULFPORT, Miss. — A 61-year-old Louisiana man walked into the Harrison County Adult Detention Center and confessed to a 2005 bank robbery, Gulfport police say. Dale Evans Mott of Jennings told police he turned himself in because of the guilt, Sgt. Chris Ryle said. Police had been unable to solve the Feb. 10, 2005, holdup at an AmSouth Bank branch until Monday. Mott is charged with armed robbery, and bond was set at $100,000.

Three indicted in death of Rayville officer RAYVILLE, La. — A grand jury has indicted three men accused of killing Rayville police Sgt. Thomas “Tommy” Alexander on Sept. 11, Richland Parish District Attorney William Coenen said. Robert J. Walker, 52,

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Arrest warrant put off for Greenville top cop GREENVILLE, Miss. — A Washington County judge has delayed a decision on whether to issue an arrest warrant for Greenville’s police chief amid allegations from three women that he threatened to shoot them. Circuit Judge Ashley Hines presided Tuesday over a hearing and took the issues under advisement. He did not say when he would rule. Chief Charles Patterson was suspended without pay in September after three women — Kela Miller, Ne’Cura Swilley and Kiara Richardson — signed affidavits that Patterson threatened them.

Man who killed six in Memphis gets death MEMPHIS — A man who killed six people in a bloody rampage in a Memphis home two years ago, including his brother and two young nephews, was sentenced to die by injection Tuesday by the same jury that convicted him of one of the city’s worst mass murders. The jury talked less than two hours before deciding six death sentences for Jessie Dotson, 35, an ex-convict. He showed little reaction as the sentence was delivered, but appeared to nod as Criminal Court Judge James Beasley imposed it. He also nodded

as officers led him out of the courtroom. Dotson was found guilty Monday of six counts of firstdegree murder in the shooting deaths of his brother, his brother’s girlfriend and two other adults, and the fatal stabbings of two nephews, ages 2 and 4.

Sentence delay sought in Katrina shootings NEW ORLEANS — Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to postpone a sentencing hearing for a former New Orleans police officer who pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. The former officer, Michael Hunter, is to be sentenced Nov. 17, but prosecutors said they need more time to evaluate his cooperation. U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance didn’t rule on their request Tuesday. Hunter is one of five former officers who have pleaded guilty in the case. Six other officers also have been indicted in the shootings and cover-up. Police shot and killed two people and wounded four others on the Danziger Bridge after the 2005 storm.

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JACK VIX SAYS: The storm watch was much ado about nothing.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 The local “Thespians” present “The Silver King.” Among those in the cast are J.R. Marlett, J.F. Rodge, A.C. Henry, A. Mattingly, L.J. Leddy, B.C. Clarke, J.H. Dunn, R. Carronne, Frank Bartlett, A.F. Murdock, Master C. Roesch, Misses Ella Sheehan, Tinie Theobald, Birdie Roesch, Nellie Jones and Master Tom Heron.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 While hunting, Louis Shirley accidentally shoots Tom Payne through the fleshy part of the arm.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Frank Young is too busy to give further attention to football

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 A delightful reception is tendered 41 new members of First Baptist Church. • J.G. Cashman is presented a medal by Capt. F.A. Roziene for his reunion services.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Vicksburg High School beats Canton High 28-13 and St. Aloysius wins from Delhi, 6-0. • A reduction of a mill and a half is made in the tax levy by Vicksburg’s mayor and alderman.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Leonard Theus, Bob Cornell and Helen Havis, Carr Central students, attend a student council meeting in Tulsa, Okla.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Dr. Willard Parsons, chief surgeon at Lutheran Hospital, has been named vice chairman of the board of governors of the American College of Surgeons.

OUR OPINION

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Quinn announce the birth of a son, David Carroll, on Oct. 3.

Harassment

40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Mr. and Mrs. James Booth announce the birth of a daughter, Rachael Christine, on Oct. 1. • Richard Barber of Dallas is here visiting relatives. • Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Priddy of Rolling Fork announce the birth of a son, James Gregory, on Oct. 3. • Mr. and Mrs. Bill Carroll of Memphis are here visiting relatives.

Masquerading as expression A number of Americans oppose the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some have taken to the streets in open protest. But do such protests cross a line when they interfere with the solemn funeral of a fallen soldier? The Supreme Court has agreed to weigh in on the matter. American military personnel have generally received the respect and gratitude that they deserve from the public. However, a group of people from a church in Topeka, Kan., have gone out of their way to do the opposite. The Westboro Baptist Church (most of its members are relatives of the pastor, Fred Phelps), have bounced around the country looking for attention by staging demonstrations at churches and military funerals. They shout and hold placards denouncing homosexuals, Catholics, Jews and other groups. Westboro members preach that U.S. military deaths are God’s punishment for laws that protect the civil rights of homosexuals. They held one such demonstration at the 2006 funeral of Marine

Matthew Snyder at a Catholic church in Westminster, Md. They carried signs that stated, “Thank God for dead soldiers,” “God Hates the USA/Thank God for 9/11,” and other incendiary statements. The protest, and counterprotests, forced the funeral procession to change its route to the cemetery. The group also posted a poem on its website accusing Mathew Snyder’s mother and father of being bad parents. The father sued, claiming harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He was awarded $11 million in a lower court, which was later reduced to $5 million. A federal appeals court, however, reversed the judgment. Westboro filed a claim against Snyder’s father demanding $16,000 in court fees, which the court said he must pay. He has refused. The Westboro group’s tactics are distasteful, probably even to people who might agree with them. They are, however, criticisms of U.S. policy that must be protected under the First Amendment. Whether they have a right to target and harass inno-

30 YEARS AGO: 1980

cent Americans during a time of their greatest grief is something with which the high court must wrestle. But any decision that restricts a group’s ability to take a contrarian position is dangerous, since people will be quick to declare any unpleasantness as harassment. Past Supreme Court decisions have noted that the First Amendment was designed specifically for this kind of situation. After all, there’s no need to protect speech when everyone agrees with what someone is saying. Dissent must be protected, and protesters have no obligation to be nice. The First Amendment also gives groups like Westboro the right to assemble peaceably, although local law enforcement can restrict their movement and placement in the interest of public safety. Most cemeteries are private property. The best way to lessen the likelihood of such nuisances, of course, would be to stop being so quick to launch questionable military campaigns and ask questions later.

Heidi Karol Neumann and Karen Hebler, both of Vicksburg, are maids in the 1980 homecoming court at the University of Mississippi. • Zaneta Vania Wilson is 5 years old. • Kelly Kirby, John Hill, Genia Holmes and Rodney Massey are pictured with their nutrition posters as part of the observance of National School Lunch Week.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Mary Harrel is crowned homecoming queen at St. Aloysius High School. • Brandon stomps Warren Central 31-0 and Clinton beats Vicksburg 29-3. • Irene L. Caughlin dies. • A broken romance is blamed in the killing of three Vicksburg residents, John Reed, Willie Walker and Wanda Kay Jones.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Elizabeth Bryant opens “Sincerely Yours,” a stationery and invitations store. • Joe M. Mitchell Sr. dies. • Vicksburg Catholic assistant principal Peter Pikul kisses a pig after St. Francis Elementary students exceed 1999’s magazine sales.

VOICE YOUR OPINION Letters to the editor are published under the following guidelines: Expressions from readers on topics of current or general interest are welcomed. • Letters must be original, not copies or letters sent to others, and must include the name, address and signature of the writer. • Letters must avoid defamatory or abusive statements. • Preference will be given to typed letters of 300 or fewer words. • The Vicksburg Post does not print anonymous letters and reserves the right to edit all letters submitted. • Letters in the column do not represent the views of The Vicksburg Post.

MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

Bullying represents a lack of character Bullying is an issue on people’s minds right now. They want to know how to deal with it. From legislators to school administrators and teachers, everyone is trying to figure out the best way to deal with bullies. Lately, we’ve seen how pressure from bullying can be so great on its victims that some go to extreme lengths to make it stop. Seventh grade was the worst year of my life because of bullying. Like my peers, I left the security of my neighborhood elementary school and was thrust into junior high. The school was larger and all the kids from all the elementary schools were coming together to start a new era in our lives. Unfortunately, I was separated from my old friends and placed in a homeroom class of kids I didn’t know. That’s when the fun started. I was small, shy

Debra

Seventh grade was the worst year of my life because of bullying

Anderson and scared. A girl named, well I’ll just call her AH (for fear she’ll read this and come back and make good on a promise she made to me every day – to beat me up) threatened me, constantly. I told my parents. I don’t know exactly what they did with the information but I remember seeing my dad drive the periphery of my route as I walked home. He’d leave work in the middle of the afternoon to be my guardian angel, I suppose.

What a guy! He thought I didn’t see him and I don’t remember ever talking to him about it. AH never beat me up after school, but I had to live with her threats all the time. One day things reached a point of confrontation and I had to defend myself right in the middle of science class. She had pushed me to the brink and we both wound up in the vice principal’s office. She got a paddling. I didn’t. I can only presume that her reputation as a bully preceded her. Or,

maybe mine as a non-troublemaker had preceded me. Perhaps my parents had used the information I had given them, after all. I only know I never had any more problems after that. As a matter of fact, AH wanted to be my friend in eighth grade. Go figure. I don’t know exactly what happened, but I feel safe in concluding that adults were involved in solving my bully problem. Many kids deal with bullies and they need sensible adults with calm heads to help them. Bullying seems more popular now because violence and humiliation can be disgustingly displayed on YouTube. When all is said and done, bullying represents a lack of character development and home training. Someone has failed to instill the Golden Rule. Parents should not expect teachers,

administrators or legislators to do the job God gave them to do. Other folks can try, but can never replace the influence of parents. We could solve a lot of problems if we simply used a little commonsense, discipline, and actually spent time teaching and modeling godly behavior in our homes and communities. You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to understand this, but you do have to have a sense of right and wrong and responsibility based on the Word of God. If a child is a bully it is obvious that he doesn’t respect his parents either. Now how did that happen? • Debra Anderson, a Vicksburg native, is an economic planner employed by the state for 25 years who has worked as a volunteer with the Jackson Public Schools for 20 years. She can be reached at P.O. Box 9141 Jackson, MS 39286 or my by email at debra800@hotmail.com


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Fastenal (FAST)....................... 52.04 Family Dollar (FDO).............. 46.11 Fred’s (FRED)............................ 12.84 Int’l Paper (IP)......................... 22.72 Janus Capital Group (JNS)......11.39 J.C. Penney (JCP)................... 33.81 Kroger Stores (KR)................. 21.69 Kan. City So. (KSU)................ 39.65 Legg Mason (LM)................. 31.39 Parkway Properties (PKY)......15.30 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)................. 66.08 Regions Financial (RF).......... 7.47 Rowan (RDC)........................... 31.84 Saks Inc. (SKS)............................9.59 Sears Holdings (SHLD)........ 72.44 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).......26.09 Sunoco (SUN).......................... 39.00 Trustmark (TRMK)................. 21.86 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)..................... 37.29 Tyson Foods (TSN)................ 14.84 Viacom (VIA)............................ 41.38 Walgreens (WAG).................. 34.04 Wal-Mart (WMT).................... 53.92

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smart money Q: I have great credit. I’ve been able to pay all of my bills in a timely manner. The one thing that I did not do was save money for my son, who will be going away to college next year. What is the best approach to paying for college when one hasn’t prepared financially? I have the ability to take out a loan and make the monthly payments, as my job is very secure. — L.W., via e-mail A: Student loan markets, like all credittype markets, have been hit hard with today’s BRUCE economic woes and the credit crunch. If you have

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outstanding credit, you may very well be able to borrow against an asset such as a home. There are student-financing loans such as the PLUS (Parents Loan for Undergraduate Students). These loans are still available; however, payment must begin almost immediately upon entering school (in comparison with a traditional student loan, which defers payments until after graduation or schooling has ended). I would contact the financial aid office of the school or schools your son wants to attend and see what is the best deal that you can get. You also should have a chat with your local banker.

• Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at bruce@brucewilliams.com.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep water oil drills quieted by a six-month moratorium will again hum off the Gulf Coast, helping an industry that, despite its dangers, puts needed money in the pockets of thousands. What’s less certain is just how soon the jobs on hold because of the sixmonth ban will come back to a region trying to recover. Thirty-three deep water operations were halted by the moratorium imposed as the BP oil disaster unfolded. Meeting new federal safety requirements imposed since then will take time. “Those big rigs that left the Gulf, it’s going to take them a while to come back,” said Ronnie Kennier, an Empire, La., fisherman working in BP’s oil clean-up program. The Obama administration, under heavy pressure from the oil industry and Gulf states and with elections nearing, on Tuesday lifted the moratorium that it imposed in April. The ban had been scheduled to expire Nov. 30, but Interior Secretary Ken Salazar moved up the deadline, saying new rules have strengthened safety and reduced the risk of another catastrophic blowout that caused more than 200 million gallons of crude to spew from BP’s well a mile beneath the Gulf. A federal report said the prohibition likely caused a temporary loss of 8,000 to 12,000 jobs and drilling is unlikely

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Tugs move deep water drilling rigs into port at Pascagoula in August. The rigs were moved because of the drilling moratorium. to resume for at least a few weeks. Todd Hornbeck, CEO of Covington, La.-based Hornbeck Offshore Services, said lifting the ban would still leave the industry in a “de facto moratorium stage” until the government fully explains how new drilling permits will be issued. “We’re still in the dark,” said Hornbeck, who heads one of the companies that sued to block the Interior’s initial moratorium. His company provides vessels and other services for the offshore industry. “Right now, I’m skeptical that it will be any time soon that permits will be issued,”

Stocks climb higher on upbeat earnings NEW YORK (AP) — Upbeat earnings from JPMorgan Chase, Intel and CSX helped drive stocks higher today. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 66 points in morning trading as each of the three companies’ earnings topped forecasts. Their results provided some reassurances that parts of the economy are showing signs of slight improvement, though growth remains sluggish. JPMorgan Chase & Co., the first big bank to report third-quarter results, said its profit jumped 23 percent as it was able to cut down on the amount of money it sets aside

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Miners Continued from Page A1. surface. He hugged his wife, handed out souvenir rocks from the mine to laughing rescuers, bounded out and thrust a fist upward like a prizefighter. ���I think I had extraordinary luck. I was with God and with the devil. And I reached out for God,” Sepulveda said as he awaited the air force helicopter ride to a nearby hospital where all the miners were to spend 48 hours under medical observation. No one in recorded history has survived as long trapped underground as the 33 men. For the first 17 days after 700,000 tons of rock collapsed around them Aug. 5, no one even knew whether they were alive. In the weeks that followed, the world was transfixed by their endurance and unity. As it traveled down and up, down and up, the capsule was not rotating as much inside the 2,041-foot escape shaft as officials expected, allowing for faster trips, Health Minister Jaime Manalich said. The rescues came as quickly as 36 minutes apart. Manalich told a news conference after eight miners were rescued that all of them were in good health, and none has required any special medication, not even the diabetic among them. Chile exploded in joy and relief at the first, breakthrough rescue just after midnight in the coastal Atacama desert. In the capital, Santiago, a cacophony of car horns sounded. In the nearby regional capital of Copiapo, from which 24 of the miners hail, the mayor canceled school so parents and children could “watch the rescue in the warmth of the home.” All-news channels from North America to Europe and the Middle East carried live coverage. Pope Benedict XVI said in Spanish that he “continues with hope to entrust to God’s goodness” the fate of the men. Iran’s state English-language Press TV followed events live until President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touched down in Lebanon on his first state visit there. The images beamed world-

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Glenn F. Boatman Glenn F. Boatman died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at his home. He was 72. Mr. Boatman was born in Stewart. He was the founding member of the Boatman Family musical group and the owner of Boatman Trucking. He was a member of Bible Holiness Church of Vicksburg and Souls Haven Church in Tomnolen, Miss. He was preceded in death by his father, Gladys Boatman and his mother, Lorene Dodd Boatman; and one sister, Christine Campbell. Survivors include his wife, Doris Allen Boatman of Vicksburg; two sons, Glenn A. Boatman and Ray Boatman, both of Vicksburg; three daughters, Judy Crowley of Eupora and Rebecca Sanderson and Lisa Braswell, both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Dorothy Hines of Jackson and Ann Berry of Louisville, Miss.; two brothers, W.L. “Wesley” Dodd of Eupora and Dale Boatman of Stewart; and 10 grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. Services were today at 11 a.m. at Oliver Funeral Home in Eupora with the Revs. Doyce Armstrong, James Caffey and Steve Rowland officiating. Burial followed at Reeds Chapel Cemetery.

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wide were extraordinary: Grainy footage from beneath the earth showed each miner climbing into the 13-foot-tall capsule, then disappearing upward through an opening. Then a camera showed the pod steadily rising through the dark, smooth-walled tunnel. After the fifth miner made his ascent — 19-year-old Jimmy Sanchez, the youngest and the father of a months-old baby — the rescuers paused to lubricate the spring-loaded wheels that gave the capsule a smooth ride through the shaft, then resumed the rescues. The ninth, Mario Gomez, who at 63 is the oldest miner, dropped to his knees after he emerged, bowed his head in prayer and clutched the Chilean flag. His wife, Lilianette Ramirez, pulled him up from the ground and embraced him. Gomez is most experienced of the group, first entering a mine shaft to labor at age 12, and suffers from silicosis, a lung disease common to miners. He has been on antibiotics and bronchial inflammation medicine. Manalich said Gomez came up with a special oxygen mask. The lone foreigner among the miners, Carlos Mamani of Bolivia, was visited at a nearby clinic by Pinera and Bolivian President Evo Morales. The miner could be heard telling the Chilean president how nice it was to breathe fresh air and see the stars. The entire rescue operation was meticulously choreographed, with no expense spared in bringing in topflight drillers and equipment — and boring three separate holes into the copper and gold mine. Mining is Chile’s lifeblood, providing 40 percent of state earnings, and Pinera put his mining minister and the operations chief of stateowned Codelco, the country’s biggest company, in charge of the rescue. It went so well that its managers abandoned what a legion of journalists had deemed an ultraconservative plan for restricting images of the rescue. A huge Chilean flag that was to obscure the hole from view was moved aside so the hundreds of cameras perched on a hill above could record images

that state TV also fed live. That included the surreal moment when the capsule dropped for the first time into the chamber, where the bare-chested miners, most stripped down to shorts because of the subterranean swelter, mobbed the rescuer who emerged to serve as their guide to freedom. “This rescue operation has been so marvelous, so clean, so emotional that there was no reason not to allow the eyes of the world — which have been watching this operation so closely — to see it,” a beaming Pinera told a news conference after Avalos was brought to the surface. Avalos, the 31-year-old second-in-command of the miners, was chosen to be first out because he was in the best condition. When the capsule came out of the manhole-sized opening, Avalos stepped out as bystanders cheered, clapped and broke into a chant of the country’s name — “Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le!” The next three men out, including Mamani of Bolivia, followed because they were deemed the fittest of body and mind. The 10 to follow included miners with health problems such as hypertension, diabetes and skin ulcers. The operation started just before midnight, when a Codelco rescuer made the sign of the cross and was lowered to the trapped men. A navy paramedic went down after Avalos came up — a surprise improvisation as officials had said the two would go down to oversee the miners’ ascent before the first went up. The last miner was slated to be shift foreman Luis Urzua, whose leadership was credited with helping the men endure the first two and a half weeks without outside contact. The men made 48 hours’ worth of rations last before rescuers reached them with a narrow bore hole to send down more food. Janette Marin, sister-in-law of miner Dario Segovia, said the order of rescue didn’t matter. “This won’t be a success unless they all get out,” she said. Chilean officials played down the risks of the rescue. Panic attacks during the ascent, they said, were

the biggest concern. The miners were not sedated — they needed to be alert in case something went awry. Manalich said rescuers could accelerate the capsule to its maximum speed of 3 meters per second if necessary. Rescue coordinator Andre Sougarett told The Associated Press beforehand that the worst technical problem would be the possibility that “a rock could fall” and jam the capsule in the shaft. But Davitt McAteer, who directed the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration during the Clinton administration, said there were many risks: A miner could get claustrophobic and somehow jam the capsule, the cable could get hung up, or the rig that pulls the cable could overheat. “You can be good and you can be lucky. And they’ve been good and lucky,” McAteer told the AP just before the operation commenced. “Knock on wood that this luck holds out for the next 33 hours.” The CEO of the Austrian company that made the capsule’s winch and pulley system said there was no danger of the motor overheating because the winch was not working under maximum capacity. Mining Minister Laurence Golborne, whose management of the crisis has made him a media star in Chile, insisted all risks had been considered. “There is no need to try to start guessing what could go wrong. We have done that job,” Golborne said. “We have hundreds of different contingencies.” McAteer said he gave “very high marks” to the Chileans for creating lowered expectations by saying that it might take until Christmas to rescue the men — and then consistently delivering results ahead of schedule. “Second, they have had very few technical problems,” he said. Rescuers finished reinforcing the top of the escape shaft Monday, and capsules descended flawlessly in tests. Three capsules were built by Chilean navy engineers, named Phoenix for the mythical bird that rises from ashes and painted in the white, blue and red of the national flag. Only one has

A7 been used in the rescue. The miners’ vital signs were closely monitored throughout the ride. They were given a high-calorie liquid diet donated by NASA, designed to prevent nausea from any rotation of the capsule as it travels through curves in the 28-inch-diameter escape hole. Engineers inserted steel piping at the top of the shaft, which is angled 11 degrees off vertical before plunging like a waterfall. Drillers had to curve the shaft to pass through “virgin” rock, narrowly avoiding collapsed areas and underground open spaces in the overexploited mine, which had operated since 1885. Protections for the men were extensive: A video camera watched each ascending miner for signs of panic. They had oxygen masks and two-way voice communication, and wore dark glasses to guard their eyes against the sudden exposure to light. They took aspirin and wore compression socks to prevent blood clotting, and donned sweaters for the change in climate — from about 90 degrees underground to near freezing on the surface after nightfall. At the regional hospital in Copiapo, two floors were prepared for the miners to be evaluated. U.S. President Barack Obama praised rescuers, including a team from Center Rock Inc. of Berlin, Pa., that built and managed the piston-driven hammers that pounded open the hole. Chile has promised that its care of the miners won’t end for six months at least — not until they can be sure that each miner has readjusted. Psychiatrists and other experts in surviving extreme situations predict their lives will be anything but normal. Since Aug. 22, when a narrow bore hole broke through to their refuge and the miners stunned the world with a note, scrawled in red ink, disclosing their survival, their families have been exposed in ways they never imagined. Miners had to describe their physical and mental health in detail with teams of doctors and psychologists before the rescue began.

deaths garet Wallace Christian, died at the age of 98 on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Spring Arbor in Midlothian. A native of Woodville, Miss., she was born on May 17, 1912. She married the Rev. Dr. William Gerow Christian in July 1934, and the two began a ministry which she shared with him in every sense of the word. For many years, they were at All Saints’ Episcopal School and Junior College in Vicksburg. In 1958, they moved back to Dr. Christian’s family home in Powhatan County, Va. For the next 40 years, Dr. Christian served in many capacities in the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Dr. Christian died in 1998. Mrs. Christian continued to express God’s love in all that she did, especially through painting and flower-arranging. She was a lovely and affirming person to all she came in contact with, and many whose lives were enriched by her presence will remember her smile and “handfuls of love.” She is survived by her children, William G. Christian Jr. of Houston, Dixon W. Christian of Richmond and Margaret C. Riethmiller of Lexington, Va. She took great joy and pride in her four grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. A memorial service begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. The family suggests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 N. Laurel St., Richmond, VA 23220, to Manakin Episcopal Church, 985 Huguenot Trail, Midlothian, VA 23113, or to JacksonFeild Home, 2800 Patterson

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Jonathan B. Runnels Jonathan B. “John” Runnels died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, at his home. He was 63. Mr. Runnels was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg and a 1965 graduate of Culkin Academy. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and included tours in Vietnam and Korea. He was a glazer with Price’s Glass & Mirror for a number of years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hansel Charles and Ruth Gay Runnels. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Carolyn Arnold

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Friends say missing North Carolina girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stepmother was angry HICKORY, N.C. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; To relatives and former neighbors, Elisa Baker had a short fuse. In interviews and court documents, they portrayed her as nasty-tempered and willing to use a gun or her fists to settle an argument and say her disabled stepdaughter usually bore the brunt of her

rage. Investigators said Tuesday they believe someone killed 10-year-old Zahra Clare Baker, who was reported missing over the weekend. Baker was scheduled to appear in court today, accused of trying to throw off investigators with a fake ransom note.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;She was always beating her,â&#x20AC;? former neighbor Karen Yount said Tuesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I told her to stop but she wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listen to anyone. That poor girl.â&#x20AC;? Police said the search for Zahra had shifted to a homicide investigation, canceling a missing child alert for the shy but upbeat girl who used

hearing aids and a prosthetic leg because of bone cancer. Elisa Baker is the only person accused in the case so far. Hickory Police Chief Tom Adkins said she was charged with felony obstruction of justice after admitting she wrote the note, which asked for $1 million. She had already been

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Former Lt. Dan Choi, who is gay, protests at an equality rally in Fresno, Calif. It was unclear whether Phillipsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; injunction against the 17-year-old policy on gays in the military would affect any ongoing cases. Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell, traveling with Gates in Hanoi, Vietnam, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have just learned of the ruling

and are now studying it. We will be in consultation with the Department of Justice about how best to proceed.â&#x20AC;? If the government does not appeal, the injunction cannot be reversed and would remain in effect. If it does appeal, that would put the administration

tainty has stymied efforts to search for her, despite offers from volunteers in the city of 40,000 about 50 miles northwest of Charlotte.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask, Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A federal judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ruling that the military must stop its â&#x20AC;&#x153;donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tellâ&#x20AC;? policy comes amid conflicting concerns of gays who think the government is moving too slowly to let them serve openly and Pentagon officials who believe that moving too quickly might disrupt a military engaged in war. Gay rights groups have said they are disappointed that legislation to override the ban is likely to languish in Congress until next year, when Democrats could have fewer seats and less power to override Republican objections. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, the militaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top uniformed officer, have supported lifting the ban on gays serving openly. But Gates and Mullen also have warned that they would prefer to move slowly. Meantime, despite a federal judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ruling in San Diego Tuesday, the battle in the courts over gays in the military may be far from over. The Justice Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first response might well be another trip to the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips in San Diego to seek a stay, or temporary freeze, of her ruling. If Phillips turns down the request, the Justice Department will likely turn to the federal appeals court in California.

in jail since the weekend on unrelated charges. Adkins said Baker has asked for an attorney, but none had been assigned late Tuesday. At a news conference, Adkins said police canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find anyone outside the household who has seen Zahra alive in the last month. That uncer-

in the position of continuing to defend a law it opposes. With so much uncertainty, it also was unclear whether the ruling would have any immediate effect on the midterm election campaigns that so far have focused far more on economic than national security issues.

WASHINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Supreme Court is trying to sort out whether drug companies can be sued for claims of serious side effects from childhood vaccines without driving vaccine makers from the market and risking a public health crisis. The court heard arguments Tuesday in an appeal filed by Pittsburgh-area parents who want to sue drug maker Wyeth, which is owned by Pfizer Inc., for the health problems they say their 18-year-old daughter suffered from a vaccine she received in infancy. Several justices appeared sympathetic to the parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; plea to be allowed to make their case in court. Wyeth, backed by the Obama administration and many public health groups, argued that Congress shielded drug companies from most vaccine lawsuits when it created a special vaccine court 24 years ago to handle the claims. But if lawmakers wanted to prevent lawsuits like the one at issue Tuesday, â&#x20AC;&#x153;they could have said simply that no vaccine manufacturer may be held civilly liable if the vaccine is properly prepared and accompanied by proper directions and adequate warnings,â&#x20AC;? Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said. On the other hand, Chief Justice John Roberts said, it could be argued â&#x20AC;&#x153;that because they

set up a compensation scheme, that was a good sign that they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to allow state law claims.â&#x20AC;? In other Harold action, the Skinner court: â&#x20AC;˘ Is considering the case of a Texas death row inmate found with the blood of murder victims on his clothing. Hank Skinner is seeking help in getting access to other evidence for DNA testing that might implicate someone else. Skinner was convicted of pummeling his girlfriend with a pickax handle and stabbing her two sons on New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve in 1993 in their Texas Panhandle home. DNA evidence at his trial showed that blood on his clothing was from at least two of the victims. â&#x20AC;˘ Turned down a request to lift Washington state limits on campaign contributions in the final weeks of ballot measure campaigns. The court said Tuesday that it will leave in place a decision from a federal appeals court that keeps a $5,000 limit in effect in the final three weeks of an initiative or referendum campaign. The action comes despite a federal judgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ruling that capping contributions is unconstitutional.

Officials in every state but Alabama launch investigation of foreclosures WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Officials in 49 states have launched a joint investigation into allegations that mortgage companies mishandled documents and broke laws in foreclosing on hundreds of thousands of homeowners. The officials, including attorneys general and bank regulators, will examine whether mortgage company employees made false statements or prepared documents improperly. Alabama was the only state not to join the investigation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This group has the backing of nearly every state in the nation to get to the bottom of this foreclosure mess,â&#x20AC;? said Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, who is leading the probe. Four large lenders â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ally Financial Inc.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GMAC Mortgage Unit, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase & Co. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; already have halted questionable foreclosures after evidence emerged that bank employees processed thousands of foreclosure documents without reading them.

descending into the sewage system in the town of Raymore. Adams said crews frantically searched manholes along a 1.5-mile route near a golf course. After about 90 minutes, firefighter and paramedic Antonio Smith heard Collins calling out, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guys, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m down here. Can you help me?â&#x20AC;?

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RAYMORE, Mo. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A worker who descended into a city sewage system Tuesday became unhooked from his safety line and was pushed through a 27-inch-wide pipe for more than a mile before his calls for help were heard and he was rescued. Daniel Collins, of Collins, Mo., was in critical condition Tuesday night at Saint Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital in Kansas City. South Metropolitan Fire District Chief Randy Adams said Collins was being treated for hypothermia and had been administered antibiotics because he might have swallowed sewage. Collins disappeared shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday after

FORT HOOD, Texas â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Testimony to determine if an Army psychiatrist accused in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deadly Fort Hood shootings should go to trial could be delayed until after the anniversary of the attack if an investigating officer agrees to a request from defense attorneys. Maj. Nidal Hasan, 40, is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5 attack, the worst mass shooting at an American military base. His Article 32 hearing was halted almost as soon as it started Tuesday when Hasanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorneys sought extra time â&#x20AC;&#x153;to pro-

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cess paperwork,â&#x20AC;? according to Col. James L. Pohl, a military judge presiding over the hearing as its investigating officer. Defense attorneys are seeking to delay the hearing until Nov. 8.

Six NATO members killed in Afghan blasts KABUL, Afghanistan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Four NATO service members were killed in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan today, the military coalition said. The international alliance did not provide further details, in keeping with a policy of waiting for national authorities to announce the citizenship of victims and specifics of an incident. Two other NATO deaths had already been reported today, making a total of six service members killed for the day. One of those died in an insurgent attack in the east and the other in a bomb explosion in the south. This has been the deadliest year for international troops in the nine-year Afghan conflict, and the escalating toll has shaken the commitment of many NATO countries, with rising calls to start drawing down troops quickly.

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SCHOOL & YOUTH WE DN E SDAY, Oc tober 13, 2010 • SEC TI O N B w w w.4kids B2 | COMICS B4 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: newsreleases@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

Trick-or-treat Trick-or-treating hours will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

BULLETIN BOARD In attendance Dylan Dement and Kaci Holdiness, both secondyear marketing students at Hinds Career and Technical Center, attended the DECA fall leadership conference, held Oct. 3-4 in Jackson. Students participated in role-play and competition preparations, leadership classes and teamwork activities. DECA is an international association of marketing students. Members are working toward the international conference, set for April in Orlando. Dylan is the son of Marsha Dement, and Kaci is the daughter of Ricky and Linda Holdiness. Their adviser is Donna Cook.

Students in public and parochial schools spent a day on the farm. At Bovina Elementary, parents and faculty brought animals to the school to supplement the thirdand fourth-graders’ “Charlotte’s Web” study. At St. Francis Xavier, preschoolers learned to milk a model cow.

Scholarships The Hinds Community College Foundation has recognized its 2010-11 scholarship recipients. A banquet was held on the Raymond campus. Local students honored: • Albert B. Winschel II of Vicksburg, who received the Combat Veterans Scholarship. • Victoria M. Langdon of Vicksburg, Elizabeth Claire Thrash of Raymond and Lenton Doug Strong of Utica, who received the Ed, Mattie and Douglas Woolley Scholarship. • Geunia L. Smith of Edwards, who received the JBHM Education Group Scholarship. • Nicholas G. Mason of Vicksburg, Erica M. Irving of Raymond and Sara E. Wilson of Utica, who received the Mutual Credit Union-Hinds Community College Division Scholarship. • Sarah R. Franco of Vicksburg, who received the Vashti Underwood Muse Scholarship. • Rocio E. Aguilera of Vicksburg, who received the Yosef Patel Scholarship. • Brian J. Fitzgerald of Vicksburg, who received the David C. Barton Scholarship. • Patrick L. Parker of Vicksburg, who received the Gaddis & McLaurin Inc. Scholarship. • Jason R. Pettway of Vicksburg, who received the Mississippi Engineering Society-Jackson Chapter Scholarship.

In brief Office Max execs to speak at ASU Office Max executives Sam Duncan and Stephen DerManuelian are set to speak at Alcorn State University next month. The two are part of the School of Business Distinguished Speaker Series. The lectures are free. Duncan is chairman and CEO of the company. He will speak at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3 on the Lorman campus, and at 3:30 p.m. on the Natchez campus. DerManuelian is vice president for associated and business services. He will speak 12:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in Lorman and at 6 p.m. in Natchez.

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Above, Bovina students Quandarrius Guyton, left, the 10-year-old son of Danielle Guyton, pets a pig, and Brandon Heggins, right, the 8-yearold son of Donnie and Beth Heggins, ropes a steer. At right, St. Francis preschooler Vaughn Hynum, the son of Christopher and Jennifer Hynum, milks as classmates, from top, Gracie Griggs, Ruben Thompson-Trujillo and Ethan Magoun watch. Gracie is the daughter of Chris and Susan Griggs. Ruben is the son of Ruben Trujillo and Anita Thompson. Ethan is the son of Bo and Kim Magoun.

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‘Buzz’ helpful chronicle of mother-son pair with ADD By Rasha Madkour The Associated Press If you think having a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can be exhausting, imagine what happens when the child’s parent has it, too. “I go back and forth from thinking I’m the best possible mother for Buzz, because I can so deeply empathize, to thinking I’m the worst, because we so often clash,” writes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Ellison in her new book, “Buzz: A Year of Paying

Book Review Attention.” Ellison chronicles her quest to understand her son and their shared clinicalgrade distraction. (Buzz was 9 when he was diagnosed three years ago.) As she delves into the world of ADD, the nation’s most commonly diagnosed mental disorder in children, Ellison learns that “we’ve ended up with much more data than knowledge.” First comes the debate over the label — is it an excuse or an explanation? A character

or a syndrome? Then there are the countless contradictory therapies “running the gamut from medication to meditation,” as Ellison puts it. What follows is a smart, easy-to-understand explanation of the disorder and Ellison’s experience with various interventions, including neurofeedback, the prescription stimulant Concerta and supplements with names like Mind Power Rx and BrainSustain. Ellison also highlights schools and programs around the country that have

had great success with kids like Buzz. At one such high school, “the rule rather than the exception is that students are out of their seats, involved in hands-on projects and teamwork,” she writes. Teachers are required to advise small groups of students throughout their high school years: “Each student knows that there is at least one adult at the school who feels personally responsible for his or her success.” “Initially designed for marginalized children, these tactics end up helping all students, the advocates say.

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Amy answers your questions about the World Wide Web at www.4Kids.org/askamy

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To complete the Kid Quest Challenge: Visit the websites featured in this issue, find the answers to our questions, then go to www.4Kids.org/ kidquest

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Environmental Awareness: Knowing Your World, http://urbanext.illinois.edu/ world, will help enlighten and educate young minds to become better global citizens. Learning about global warming, acid precipitation, and energy and ecosystems is not just for scientists. Kids can make a big difference when they use renewable resources and practice water conservation. Just by shortening your shower and encouraging your family and friends to recycle, you can contribute to our planet's health. There is no better way to show your appreciation.

As the weather gets colder, you can still escape on a great virtual vacation at OLogy's Expeditions, w w w. a m n h . o rg / o l o g y / i n d ex . p h p ? c h a n n e l = expeditions. Check out the Highlights section to see some of the cool stuff this site wants to show you. Take a quiz to find out if you have what it takes to live in a place like Antarctica, or browse through Going Gobi to page through the scrapbooks of two paleontologists. You can also journey down to deep-sea vents and travel the ocean floor. Get clicking to begin your discoveries!

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Think you know what the Old West was really like? Test your knowledge at The Dakota Experience’s Deadwood Illustrated, www.dakotaexperience.org/cvfrontier/deadwood_illustrated_intro.html. Start the show as piano music sets the tone. Mouse over the different characters and see what they have to say about life in the Black Hills. Your special mission is to create a magic lantern show, so get to work and put together an entertaining series of slides. At the same time, enjoy learning about life, death and morality from these colorful locals.

Halloween is one of the weirdest and coolest holidays. It's the only day of the year where it's totally normal to dress up and ask your neighbors for candy. My favorite part of Halloween, besides the free candy, is coming up with a creative costume. One year I dressed up as a bag of jelly beans! Still need a costume or some party food ideas? These sites have everything you need to gear up for Halloween.

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school by school Agape Montessori • Kathy Abbott’s secondgrade class placed zip-top bags on their hands and dragged them through water in an effort to discover why webbed feet help a beaver swim. • The Primary Montessori Class made get-well cards and a decorative hand-print collage for teacher Tina Sowell. During their teddy bear theme week, the class made Button Bear puppets, read the story “Where’s My Teddy” and brought a teddy bear for show-and-tell. • Kim Carson’s toddler Montessori class learned how to button and zip jackets as part of their practical living skills lesson. The children collected leaves and made a leaf collage. While learning the letter G, the children made giraffes, gumballs and gold glitter G’s. • Lois Christian took the fourth-sixth grade classes on a field trip with the high school to the Warren CountyVicksburg Public Library, Old Court House Museum and the mayor’s office during their Mississippi history study. • Sam Hall of the primary Montessori class is this week’s star student.

Bovina Elementary • Students that were recognized with Caught Being Good Coins and Kelso Choice Rewards were: Georgia Berry, Austin Holman, Trayvon Barnett, Jacob Walker, Ashton Laubach, Kristofer Cook, Trinity Walker, Daniesia Shears, Rosalynd Flowers, Nicholas Fedrick, Radyn Horton, McKenzie Rhodes, Hailey Grimshel, Donnell Curtis, Matthew Watson, Nathan Tyler, KeArius Bailey, Johnathan Caruthers, Lauren Revette, Maiya Prevot, Austin Holman, Kevon’Tayshia Thompson. • Students Mya Prevot, Sydney Stuart, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Peyton Rushton, Gabrielle Bowman and Desha Williams auditioned for the Mississippi Music Educators Association Elementary All-

making different sounds of farm animals.

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Three-year-old Jaydon Lee, right, paints a pumpkin as Precious Moments classmates Shaun Michael Archer, left, and Rossi Gray, both 3, watch. Jaydon is the son of Jamal and Rhonda Lee. Shaun Michael is the son of Shaun and Frances Archer. Rossi is the daughter of Monica White.

State Honor Choir. • After a unit titled “Red, Red, Red”, Mississippi Blood Services representative Tammy Bouchillon visited Connie West’s second-grade GATES students. Wanda Woodard from the Mississippi Department of Transportation presented an anti-litter program to kindergarten and first- and secondgrade classes. • Denice Poe’s first-grade top Accelerated Readers were: Mercedes Ray Middleton, Heaven Merritt, Jacob Walker, and Trinity Walker. Parent helpers were Terry Pittman and Layla Parker. Pittman was also a guest reader in the class. • Pledge leaders for the week were: Lyndsey Underdown, Tarsheuunah Scott, Zaria Nixon, Keonte’ Lumpkin, Felesia Pecot, Raymond

VICKSBURG WARREN SCHOOL DISTRICT MENU FOR WEEK OF OCTOBER 18 THRU OCTOBER 22 MEAL PRICES: Elementary School Breakfast, 75 Cents; Reduced Breakfast 25 cents; Lunch $2.25; Reduced Lunch 40 Cents Secondary School Breakfast, $1; Reduced Breakfast 25 cents; Lunch $2.25; Reduced Lunch, 40 cents In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

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Bowmar Elementary • Library volunteers this year are: Teresa Brooks, Nancy Carr, Kristina Nevels and Yvonne Eng. • Teachers participated in the Over the River Run” as a part of our partnership with Shape Up Sisters. • Pledge leaders this week are Gabriel Katzenmeyer, Tommy Martin, Kayla Burnham and Tripp Curtis. • Top Accelerated Readers were: first grade — ­ Mary Katherine Archer, Gordon Wilkerson and Adan Byrd; second grade — Michael DeJesus, Rachel Garmon and Sam Dixon; and sixth grade — Sarah Chipley, Charlie Martin, Warner Buxton,

Sarah Fordice, Ashton Brumfiled, Asher Carson, Olivia White, Cameron Kitchens and Taylor Pace. September Top Accelerated Readers Classes were: grades K-2 — Magen Westcott; grades 3-4 — Nadia Andrews; and grades 5-6 — Neeli Watts. • Megen Westcoot’s second-grade class had a popcorn party for earning eight AR points for the first nine weeks.

First Presbyterian • Gloria Sullivan’s kindergarten class completed a unit on live ladybugs, studying their habitat and behaviors. The students painted ladybugs and made booklets about their observations. • Pre-kindergarten students of Lynnette Smith and Bradley House studied fire safety

Elementary Schools Breakfast Monday: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Whole Grain Biscuit, Sausage Patty, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Blueberry Mini Loaf, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: French Toast w/ Syrup, Chilled Peach Slices, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Biscuit w/ Ham, Fruit Cocktail, Milk Elementary Schools Lunch Monday:Fish Sandwich, Chicken Salad Salad, Vegetable Sticks, Corn On The Cob, Garden Salad w/ Dressings, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Fresh Watermelon Chunks, Milk, Fruit Juice Tuesday: Fruit and Yogurt Plate, Sloppy Joe on Bun, Green Beans, Garden Salad w/ Dressings, Tater Tots, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Calico Fruit, Cherry Apple Frozen Juice Bar, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Chicken Gumbo over Rice, Tater Tots, Seasoned Cabbage, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Rosey Applesauce, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Chicken Tetrazzini, Ham & Cheese

and prevention, and took a trip to Central Fire Station. Natalie Azlin, Patrick House, Melissa Walker and David Clement were parent volunteers. The student of the week is Steven Clement. • Jennifer Melton’s 3-yearold class studied the letter E. They counted eggs in a basket, learned about Eskimos and did the elephant walk. • Jessica Wicker’s 2-yearold class added the number 3 to the Shapely Number Caterpillars. The class practiced stop, drop and roll during a discussion on fire safety. • Teri Conerly’s toddlers experimented with different tools after talking about tools are used every day. They also went on a find-a-color green hunt. After reading “Old McDonald Had a Farm,” Kari Dupree’s toddlers practiced

Wrap, Seasoned Lima Beans, California Veggies, Fresh Strawberries, Chilled Peach Slices, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Friday: Hamburger, Chef Salad, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Broccoli & Cauliflower Polonaise, Tropical Fruit Mix, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Milk, Fruit Juice Secondary Schools Breakfast Monday:Breakfast Bagel, FruitJuice, Milk Tuesday: Whole Grain Biscuit, Sausage Patty, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Donut Cake, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Secondary Schools Lunch Monday: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Tomato Stuffed with Tuna Salad, Ham Turkey & Cheese on Bun, Chef Salad, Oven Fries, Garden Salad, Baked Potato, Mexicali Corn, Banana Berry Blend, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Grape Frozen Juice Bar, Fruit Juice, Milk

• Students served boxed lunches during the Shopping Extravaganza at the Outlets of Vicksburg and prepared and passed out balloons. More than $900 was collected. Students who worked received good citizenship awards. • Kaci Holdiness received the highest sales award and received a $20 Outlets at Vicksburg gift card. • Dylan Dement and Kaci Holdiness participated in a field trip to Herrin-Gear in Jackson to learn more about setting up a customer database, and the importance of good customer service and customer relations after the sale. Both received leadership awards for attending the DECA Fall Leadership conference while there. • Michelle Battle, Summer Hudson and Eleanor Thompson stuffed coupons and specialty advertisements into swag bags for the Outlets at Vicksburg. They were rewarded with caramel apple slices from the new Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory store.

Jacob’s Ladder Learning Center • On Mondays, students pick up the bulletins from Holy Trinity. • Student Robin Smith was the leader of the week. • Students have been making fall and Halloween decorations for the school. • During a study about colors, students learned that different colors can create different emotions.

Redwood • Pledge Leaders for the week were: Jessie Barrett, Jarrod Bruce, Anna Davidson, Christopher Emfinger, Carley Copeland, Jayce Chambliss, Baylee Etheridge, Joseph Hutchinson, Natalie Reynolds and Joseph Saldana. • Sixth-grade students had Continued on Page B3.

Tuesday: Pepperoni Pizza, Popcorn Shrimp PoBoy, Taco Salad, Chef Salad, Broccoli Salad, Corn On The Cob, Quick Baked Potatoes, Chilled Peach Slices, Fresh Grapes, Assorted Jello w/ Whipped Topping, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Chicken Nuggets, Ham and Cheese on Bun, Fruit and Yogurt Plate, Mashed Potatoes, Black-eyed Peas, Seasoned Cabbage, Oven Fries, Banana Berry Blend, Pear Salad, Fresh Melon Cubes, Mexican Cornbread, Fruit Punch Frozen Juice Bar, Milk, Fruit Juice Thursday: BBQ Chicken, Fish Melt, Bacon Burger, Chef Salad, Green Beans, Au Gratin Potatoes, Spicy Fries, Fresh Strawberries, Hot Cinnamon Apples, Whole Wheat Roll, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Milk, Fruit Juice Friday: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Hamburger, BBQ Rib Sandwich, Tuna Salad Salad, Herbed Broccoli & Cauliflower, Raw Veggies w/ Dip, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Chilled Pear Slices, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Fresh Grapes, Whole Wheat Roll, Chocolate Pudding, Milk, Fruit Juice


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Parents can take steps to prevent suicides, bullying NEW YORK (AP) — With bullying, teen suicides and harassment of gay teenagers making headlines, parents may be wondering what role they can play in discouraging kids from tormenting others whom they perceive as different. Homosexuality remains a controversial issue in some communities. But nobody wants to see their child victimized. And nobody wants their kid involved in an incident that might lead a peer to hurt himself or herself. So what should parents do or say if a teenager tells them he or she is gay? Should parents ask about a child’s sexual orientation if they’re wondering? How can adults create an environment that promotes tolerance and discourages bullying? And is there anything we can do to prevent teen suicides? Here’s some advice from experts. • Consider the language, jokes and comments your child may be hearing at home or from others. “One of the reasons kids are afraid to talk to parents is that they’ve heard parents say prejudicial things in the past. It’s amazing the effect offhand comments can make,” said John R. Cepek, national president of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, who describes himself as the “proud dad of a gay son. “ “You can create a culture of prejudice in the family. Kids pick up on that.” “We all need to be vigilant about our language,” agreed

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People participate in a candlelight vigil for Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi at Brower Commons on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, N.J. Clementi jumped off Michael LaSala, professor at the Rutgers University School of Social Work, whether it’s outright slurs like “faggot” or phrases like “that’s so gay.” “A lot of people who use those terms casually do not mean to put down gay people, but they need to understand that they are,” he said, comparing them to racist terms “like the N-word.” Parents should also teach kids from a young age not to castigate “a boy who acts in a feminine manner or a girl who acts masculine,” LaSala said. “The message should be that even though people are different, they’re worthy of respect and acceptance.” • If you think your child

the George Washington Bridge into the Hudson River on Sept. 22 after intimate images of him with another man in his dorm room were broadcast online.

might be gay, it’s not necessarily wise to confront him or her. On the other hand, LaSala said, “you can create an environment where it’s acceptable” so that kids don’t feel the need to lie. “They need to disclose when they are ready,” said LaSala, who interviewed 65 lesbian and gay youth and their families about the coming-out process for a book that was published in June called, “Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child.” “Kids may have gotten the message from society, from their peers, that they need to hide it,” he said. “If a parent is too forward and too proac-

tive, they can feel exposed. So it’s tricky.” Parents might also be on the lookout for situations where kids seem to be inviting the question — for example, a teen might make little effort to hide a relationship with someone of the same gender. Cepek’s son came out to him and his wife when he was in college. He had a stack of Christmas presents for someone named George, so his mom simply said, “This George must be very important to you.” “Don’t you know I’m gay?” was the response. • It’s not enough to raise kids who aren’t bullies. Kids must be taught to speak up if they’re being victimized or

if they know someone else is being victimized. “Sometimes kids think, ’There’s nothing I can do,”’ said Vanessa Gomez, a counselor who works with teens at Moreno Valley Community Learning Center, about 65 miles east of Los Angeles. But kids can be taught a variety of responses to bullying, said Gomez, president of the California Association of School Counselors, First, of course, “if you see a student making fun of someone else, don’t join in,” she said. Beyond that, she said, options include “confronting and being assertive and saying, ’That’s not cool, leave him alone!’ or reporting that behavior to a trusted adult. Or going up to the victim and saying, ’I saw what that guy did over there. Let’s come up with a plan to help so this doesn’t continue.”’ Adults must also help kids change the “code of silence” that labels them snitches if they tell adults what’s going on. “We can help students recognize that it’s courageous to tell,” she said. Gomez’s school district also offers kids the option of anonymously filling out “concerned persons forms” if they’re worried about a peer. Guidance counselors follow up with the child in question by saying, “someone really cares about you,” then assessing what intervention might be needed. Cepek added that sometimes kids who are bullied “don’t think they’re worth the trouble to redress an intolerable

situation. Parents need to let them know there are terrible, bigoted people out there who may act in a deplorable manner and that action is not a reflection on the child’s own worth or value.” “It’s hard because no child wants to portray themselves as being a victim of bullying to their family,” said Ann Haas, director of prevention projects for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “So how can we start sending the message to our children very early that this is an OK topic to bring up? It’s not your fault if you’re bullied.” • Be aware that depression is the most common warning sign of suicidal behavior in adolescents, and that “bullying in the context of depression seems to place youth most at risk,” Haas said. Haas also said that suicidal behavior is often preceded by a change in mood or threats of self-harm. “You might notice a change in behavior — a person used to be outgoing, now they’re withdrawn, isolated,” said Gomez. “Maybe a person is making statements that ’Life would be better off without me.’ You’d be surprised how often students say, ’I’m going to kill myself.”’ Haas said that while depression is the most common factor leading to teen suicide, specific events may trigger suicidal behavior, “whether it’s something going on with family or at school or a peer’s comments on Facebook. Any number of events can precipitate suicide in someone with an underlying vulnerability.”

Hagood, Ty Harrell, Taylor Johnson, Trissie Porter, kenneth Bershell, Cameron Grissom and Mauriye Ellis. • The teacher of the month was Shajuan Carter, and the assistant of the month was

Sabrina Tucker. • Diane Wilder was guest reader for Charisee Brown’s and Pam Jenning’s firsgrade class. She prepared popcorn after reading “All That Corn.”

school by school Continued from Page B2. an end of the nine weeks celebration Friday. Pam Smith, parent of Sara Kate Smith, made cotton candy. • Terry Vandeventer, also known as “The Snake Man,” of the Living Reptile Museum, brought his collection of snakes for Redwood students to see. He also taught a lesson about respect. • The Vicksburg Rotary Club delivered dictionaries to third-grade students Friday. • School pictures make-up day will be Oct. 25.

Sherman Avenue • An art show was held with the “Barnyard Moosical.” • Renne Styles, parent volunteer, helped in th library and read to students. • Kindergartners named students of the month were: Jacob Bryant, John Ross, Jaylen Parson, Asheria Kennedy, Mercyle Ellis, Ryan Doyle, Ajene Houston and Tamara Powell. • Students in S.O.A.R. class brought ingredients from home and made vegetable soup. • Heather Williams’ third graders are researching bats and created stuffed sock bats.

South Park • Fourth-graders have been studying cells. Students tested their knowledge and talent to create poster diagrams that illustrate the difference between plant and animal cells. • Fifth-grade teachers rewarded students for meeting Accelerated Readers goals and displaying good behavior during the first nine weeks with a movie and snack party. The students were: Jewel Williams, Jason Benard, Dalton Arnold, Jamontae Banks, Anthony Phelps, Kendrick Burks, Kimberlyan Christian, Lexi Stewart, Daniel Jennings, Tyler Morgan, Daniel Sessions, Kenneth Nuguid, Brittney Ppalmer, Charles Bagshaw, Jacob Mergner, Wendy Oakes, Archaisha Drayton, Khyla Howard, Armani Johnson and Amanda Miller. • Catherine Watkins’ thirdgrade Top Dogs for nine weeks testing were Caryle Smith and Cameron Thomas.

The Groovy Gators were: JaQuaveon Banks, haylee Rade, Brenen Galey, Taegan Gune, Garret Hopkins, Britney Lawrence, Shanitra Lee, Curtis McCune, Mary Cate Miles, Elizabeth Smith and Kemeya Wallace. • Rotary Club members distributed dictionaries to thirdgrade students. • Ruth Curtis read to Catherine Watkins’ third-grade class.

Vicksburg Catholic • Liz Fletcher’s sixth-grade reading classes watched “Where the Red Fern Grows” and created illustrations depicting their favorite part. • The parent-teacher conference for St. Francis Xavier Elementary will be Friday. Elementary students will not attend school for that day. • Amy Haygood, a branch manager and vice president of Trustmark Bank, spoke with accounting students about checking and savings accounts, the use of credit and debit cards and the importance of keeping personal identification and passwords secure. • The junior high class is selling pecans until Sunday. Call 601-636-2256. • The freshman class traveled to Rocky Springs for an event hosted by the Retreat Team.

Vicksburg High • Senior Transition applications for the Winn Job Center are available in the guidance office; approved participants are eligible for scholarships. • Juniors were issued GPA rank and class letters from guidance counselors. • Reports cards will be issued Friday. Parents may check online grades by visiting www.vwsd.org.

Vicksburg Junior High • The choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. • Report cards will be issued Thursday. • Seventh-grader Raven Ross will attend the Junior National Young Readers conference in Washington, D.C., Saturday through Oct. 21. • Chris Williams’ first period eighth-grade is the star class the month. Students are Kalea Abney, Dustin Boyd, Antonio Felix, Keithen Hargro, Taylor Hol-

lowell, Sidney Johnson, Rachel Majoria, Jeremy Parson, Brooke Rigsby, Ariana Russell, Nerissa Spasic, Morgan Trest, Alexia Tubbs, Brettanie Williams, Wayne Uzzel and Timothy Jones. • Chris Williams’ Local Cultures student of the month for September is Henry Johnson.

Warren Central Intermediate • Muffins for Moms will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 in the gym. • Parent Night was Tuesday with parents receiving reports. • The principal, Dr. Edward Wiggins, read “My Principal Lives Next Door” to Vivian Brown’s homeroom. • Star Classes for the first nine weeks are: Mary Jackson, third grade; Shannon Barnard, fourth grade; Lina Williams, fifth grade; and Tamela McRaney, sixth grade. The classes will receive a party. • Red Ribbon Week will be Oct. 25-29. Fall Festival will be Nov. 4.

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TOPIC WE DN E SDAY, Oc tober 13, 2010 • SE C TI O N C T V TONIGHT C4 | CLASSIfIEDS C5

Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: newsreleases@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

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 (601-6340897), delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road, or by calling 601636-4545 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

Porters Chapel Day Oct. 23 at church Porters Chapel Day, a food and fundraising event, will be Oct. 23 at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church. The day will kick off at 9:30 a.m. with a bake sale that will run until 1 p.m. Meals, with a dessert and drink, will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $8 per plate for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. Patrons may dine in or carry out, and delivery is available for six or more orders. The church is at 200 Porters Chapel Road. Call 601636-2966.

Also On the calendar: • Crawford Street United Methodist Women’s Turkey Dinner and Bake Sale — 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 601-636-5612; dine in or carry out. • The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, Turkey Dinner — 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the church at South and Monroe streets; tickets $10 in advance; turkey, dressing and cranberry salad; also offered: desserts, bake sale and music by students of the The Conservatory of Fine Arts; dine in or carry out; 601636-0542.

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Third annual series kicks off Friday By Ben Mackin bmackin@vicksburgpost.com Classics in the Courtyard, back for the third year, kicks off Friday at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. The food and entertainment offerings will run weekly through Nov. 5. The event has been popular, drawing 800 people the first year and 750 the next, said Annette Kirklin, executive director of the SCHC. “People are impressed,” she said. Even “people from out of town are excited about it when we tell them about the program. Something about enjoying food and music on a Friday afternoon

The schedule

The third annual Classics in the Courtyard will kick off Friday and run weekly through Nov. 5. Entertainment is free, but lunch is $9 and requires a reservation. Call 601-631-2997 or e-mail info@ southernculture.org. The lineup: • Friday — Blues and pop favorites by Osgood & Blaque; lunch by Juke Joint Restaurant and

Blues Exhibit. • Oct. 22 — Classic rock and pop favorites by Riverwind; lunch by Martin’s at Midtown. • Oct. 29 — Classics pop and originals by Lee H. Abraham and the Boone Brothers; lunch by Goldie’s Express. • Nov. 5 — Blues, rock, pop and originals by Patrick Smith; lunch by Palmertree Catering.

sounds so enticing.” Malcolm White, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission, said Classics in the

Courtyard is a program that simply works. “It combines several art forms such as music and the culinary

art,” he said. “This is the kind of event that brings the community together and engages them in art.” The SCHC is one of many community arts councils that receives monies from the MAC, which is funded by the Mississippi Legislature. Friday’s installment of Classics will feature blues and pop favorites by local duo Osgood & Blaque. Food will be by the Juke Joint Restaurant and Blues Exhibit. Entertainment is free. Lunch is $9, and requires a reservation by 5 p.m. Thursdays. Sunny skies and mild temperatures are in Friday’s forecast, with a high of about 80.

Germanfest 2010

Brats, other eats on the plate for 22nd annual event By David Jackson djackson@vicksburgpost.com

Grown-up Grilled Cheese 1 loaf Italian bread 1 pound Teleme or Brie cheese 1 pound sliced smoked ham (applewood) Butter 3 to 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 cup roasted red peppers Cut loaf of bread in half lengthwise. Top the bottom bread slice with the Teleme cheese, then the smoked ham, distributing it evenly. Place top of bread on sandwich and brush with butter. Heat a sandwich grill. Set sandwich, butter side down in grill. Butter top of bread. Place a heavy pan on top of entire sandwich to evenly distribute weight and cook until browned and the cheese is melted, turning once. Transfer the sandwich to a work surface and remove the top slice. Spread the underside with mustard; add peppers. Replace the top slice, cut the sandwiches and serve. •

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Lutheran Church of the Messiah members Edmond and Alisa Russo show off some of what’s in store for Germanfest 2010.

For more than two decades, The Lutheran Church of the Messiah has been serving up brats and sweets and other eats at Germanfest. This year’s event, the 22nd annual, is set for next Saturday, Oct. 23, at the church on Cain Ridge Road. “If you haven’t had a great brat, come to Germanfest and try our great brats shipped from Usinger’s in Milwaukee, Wis.,” said Ruth Osburn, wife of Gary D. Osburn, who is pastor of the church. The festival will kick off at 4 p.m. and run Germanfest will run for three from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 23 hours. at The Lutheran Church Bratwurst of the Messiah, 301 Cain plates are Ridge Road. Bratwurst $8 and will plates are $8, and hot feature a dog plates are $4. PaUsinger’s trons may dine in or sausage, carry out. Call 601-636potato 1894 for information. salad, beans and a roll. Hot dog plates are $4, and will feature chips and beans. Advance tickets are not required. Desserts will be sold, and patrons may dine in or carry out. Along with the food, polka music will serve as entertainment for the evening. Germanfest is a combined effort of the entire Lutheran Church of the Messiah congregation, members said. “We are excited to continue this tradition that we started in 1988,“ said Ann Osburn, daughter of the Osburns.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

‘In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite’

Finished product 90 percent in your head, author says By Michele Kayal The Associated Press The pork ribs arrived in the CSA box. A quick dig through the fridge turned up a withering green tomato. An orange and the usual garlic and herbs sat a bit further back. “The way dishes come together in my head, they come together 90 percent,” says Melissa Clark, whose new book “In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite” (Hyperion, 2010) encourages playing with your food until it tastes good to you. “You say, ‘This is what I have in the fridge, this is what I’m hungry for, this is what I bought.”’ A dash of this, a squeeze of that, a sprinkle and a grind later, and Clark had a delectable pork dinner (you can find the recipe on her blog, melissaclark.net). This is called improvisation, and it scares a lot of people. But Clark swears anyone can do it. “You have to take that last 10 percent and make it your own,” she says. Here’s how: • Focus on balance — Complexity comes from balancing sweet, salt, acid and pungent. Sweet can be sugar, honey, hoisin. Salt can be capers, pickles, anchovies. Acid equals vinegar or citrus. Pungent is your garlic and onions. Some ingredients do double duty, like Clark’s orange, which provided both sweet and acid. Make sure each is represented in your dish and it’s hard to screw up. • Play with your proteins — Recipe calls for chicken but you’ve eaten it all week? Use pork instead. Or turkey. Try

“In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite” by Melissa Clark

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Figgy, Piggy Drumsticks and Thighs lamb in place of beef. • Grind, squeeze, dash — Cooking integrates flavors, but it also softens them. So be sure to re-season when the dish comes off the heat. That could mean a grind of salt; a squeeze of citrus or a smidge of zest; a dash of hot sauce, vinegar, vermouth; or another flavor you like to help brighten the dish. • Start slow — Can you scramble an egg? So scramble one — and add a little cheese. Or tarragon. Or chorizo. “Whatever you’re confident

making, make it and take it to the next level,” Clark says. Just don’t experiment 30 minutes before a dinner party. • Trust yourself — Your palate is as good as anyone else’s. Honest. If you like a flavor, use it. • Always have a Plan B — It’s true, you might screw up. But what’s so bad about breakfast cereal for dinner now and then? “My emergency food is tomato on toast,” Clark says. “My husband has peanut butter.”

Figgy, Piggy Drumsticks and Thighs Start to finish: 40 minutes Servings: 4 8 strips bacon (8 ounces), halved 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 3 each of chicken legs, drumsticks and thighs (about 2 1/2 pounds total) 1 teaspoon kosher salt Ground black pepper 11 or 12 fresh figs, halved or quartered if large 12 sprigs fresh thyme 2 tablespoons vermouth

1 tablespoon lemon juice Heat the oven to 500. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Don’t drain the fat from the skillet. Add the garlic to the skillet and saute for 1 minute or so, or until the slices are pale golden. Transfer the garlic to the plate along with the bacon. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper.

Increase the heat under the skillet to medium-high until the fat begins to smoke. Add the chicken and cook until browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Flip the chicken and brown the other side, about 3 minutes. Scatter the figs and thyme over the chicken and transfer the skillet to the oven. Roast until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter. Stir the vermouth and lemon juice into the skillet, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom (be careful when touching the skillet handle; it will be hot). Place the skillet over medium heat until the juices thicken, about 3 minutes. Pour the pan sauce over the chicken, then garnish with the bacon and garlic. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 557 calories; 296 calories from fat (53 percent of total calories); 33 g fat (10 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 126 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrate; 29 g protein; 5 g fiber; 1,045 mg sodium.

Sizzling teriyaki sirloin tops off a salad with flavor, substance By J.M. Hirsch AP food editor The goal here was a flavorjammed salad that was simple, speedy and so good you don’t even need a dressing. So I started out by marinating thinly sliced beef in a power-packed marinade of teriyaki sauce, hoisin, cider vinegar, sugar and hot sauce. I liked eye round roast for the beef, but feel free to use any steak or other cut that will handle being thinly sliced and briefly grilled. The beef can sit in the marinade for as little or as long as you like. Once you pull it out, it goes on and off the grill in about 2 minutes. Throw it over some chopped romaine and sprinkle with crumbled blue

cheese and you pretty much need nothing else. But if you want to add some crunch, some purchased croutons would be a nice addition.

Teriyaki Sirloin Salad Start to finish: 45 minutes (20 minutes active) Servings: 4 1/2 cup prepared teriyaki sauce or marinade 1/2 cup hoisin sauce 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce 1 1/2 pounds eye round roast, trimmed of fat and cut into 1/4-inch slices 2 large hearts of romaine, roughly chopped 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 1 cup halved cherry or grape

Skillet pork chops are healthy, no-fuss dish

tomatoes In a medium bowl, whisk together the teriyaki, hoisin, vinegar, sugar and hot sauce. Add the steak, turning to coat well, then cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, arrange the lettuce on 4 serving plates. Heat the grill to high. Coat the grates with cooking spray. Use tongs to transfer the steak, leaving as much of the marinade clinging to it as possible, to the grill. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Divide the steak between the serving plates, heaping it over the lettuce. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Divide the tomato halves between the salads. Nutrition info per serving (values are rounded to the

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Teriyaki Sirloin Salad nearest whole number): 303 calories; 90 calories from fat;

10 g fat (5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 82 mg cholesterol; 8 g

carbohydrate; 43 g protein; 1 g fiber; 644 mg sodium.

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By Jim Romanoff The Associated Press It’s always nice when you can prepare a healthy meal. It’s even better when you can do it using only a couple pots and pans, making cleanup a breeze. This recipe for roasted pork chops and peaches from Real Simple magazine features a sweet and savory topping cooked in the same skillet as the meat.

Skillet Pork Chops and Peaches 10-ounce package couscous 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 bone-in pork chops (about 2 pounds total), trimmed of visible fat (each 3/4-inch thick) 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt (divided) 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (divided) 2 peaches, pitted and cut into wedges (or use canned) 1 small red onion, cut into thin wedges 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces

Skillet Pork Chops and Peaches Heat the oven to 400. Cook the couscous according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large ovenproof skillet over mediumhigh, heat the oil. Season the pork with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper and cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer pork to plate. Return the skillet to the heat and add the peaches, onion, vinegar and the remaining salt and pepper. Cook, tossing, for 1 minute. Return the pork to the skillet. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast until the pork is cooked through and the peaches are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle with basil; serve with couscous.

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Woman trying to stop affair she started two years ago Dear Abby: How do I get out of an affair that has been going on for two years? I started it at a bad time in my life — fights with my husband, the pressure of having three young kids, and a business we co-owned that was in financial difficulty. I know what I did was wrong. My husband doesn’t know, and I don’t think he suspects. I’m afraid if I end the affair, I will get blackmailed or found out. My lover refuses to end it. He wants me and thinks he can treat me better than my husband. Any advice? — Stuck in Hot Texas Dear Stuck: Just this. A man who “refuses to end it” and implies that he would blackmail or betray you is not someone you would ever want to spend your life with. It’s time to tell your husband everything — that you deeply

DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL

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regret what you have done, why it happened, that you want to heal your marriage and be free of this barnacle who refuses to let go. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be. Do it now. Dear Abby: My wife, “Marissa,” and I are expecting our first child. My sister “Patti” has a little boy whom we all love and adore. When Patti learned that we’re having a girl, she said we don’t “deserve” to have one because she has always wanted a daughter. Then Marissa added fuel to the fire with a few well-

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Your mate or counterpart could be luckier than you, so if there is a toss-up as to whose ideas should be used, opt for his/hers. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Be careful what you say when socializing with co-workers. One among them could be looking for something to hang on the rest of you, and is anxious to carry back tales to the boss. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — When shopping for a certain item, don’t settle for something that is close to, but not quite, what you want. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Pick the brains of close associates or friends when hunting for critical information. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Someone you went out of your way to help, never expecting your kindness to be repaid, might pleasantly surprise you. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Continue to believe in luck when all else is coming up short, and it will pan out. Aries (March 21-April 19) — There is no need to allow competitive situations to intimidate you. You have some aces in the hole that you could play anytime you choose. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — As long as you keep the faith, substantial results are likely, so no matter what you’re doing or with whom you’re doing it, you should come out OK. Your only enemy is yourself. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Being cooperative benefits you as much as it does those with whom you share common interests, so don’t think you’re doing anybody but yourself any favors. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — When negotiating an agreement, the smartest thing you could do is to take yourself out of the picture. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — The more heads there are figuring things out, the quicker you’ll get a solution, but be sure to listen to everyone’s ideas. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Stick to doing business with the firms or people you’ve used for a long time, and you won’t be disappointed.

TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Our high school offers a class on the social and physical damage to drug and alcohol abusers. Yesterday in class, a guest speaker discussed things that drivers do and don’t do when they are alcohol-impaired. I thought this information was extremely important and would like to share it with your teen readers. Will you please make this info available to them? — Brianne, Seattle. Brianne: Thanks for sharing this useful information. Drinking and driving form a deadly duo, and in many crashes due to driving impaired, it’s those who are innocent that pay the supreme price. Most drivers under the influence aren’t aware that they: • Forget to put the headlights on or to dim them for oncoming cars. • Change speed more often and make frequent lane changes. • Overshoot stop signs and ignore yellow lights at intersections. • Drift onto shoulders or straddle the center line as they change stations on the radio. • Pay less and less attention to the driving environment. • Are less able to anticipate dangers ahead. Dr. Wallace: My cousin in California is being “home taught” by his mother. How can this happen? I thought kids had to go to a school to be taught by a teacher who had graduated from college. My aunt, the teacher, attended a community college, but she does not have a degree. Is it possible she’s breaking the law for not sending her daughter to a public or private school? — Alexi, Greenville, Miss. Alexi: Home schooling is legal, and the number of students being taught at home is growing rapidly for various reasons. According to the National Home Education Research Institute, up to 1.7 million U.S. students were home-educated last year. Each state has educational requirements that must be fulfilled by the home-school parent. The home teacher, usually a parent, is not required to have a degree. In fact, in a study of U.S. home-schooling, the University of Maryland monitored 20,760 home-schooled students in all 50 states. It found that the achievement levels of homeschooled students were just as high whether or not the parent had a college degree. Parents select home school for their children for two main reasons: First, religious instruction can be offered. Second, the fear of violence, gangs, drugs, etc., is eliminated. It takes a truly dedicated parent to be a home teacher; some take on this job with their children from first through 12th grade. And many home-school students are top achievers. They often place well in national science, history and other contests. After all, they get instruction tailored to their individual needs and interests. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

chosen remarks of her own that she shared with friends and neighbors. I just want all of this to stop and I don’t know how to accomplish it. I’m upset with Patti for her behavior, and sad that my wife and sister are at odds. This is hurting everyone in the family. What should I do? — Stressed-Out Dad-to-Be Dear Stressed Out: Everyone needs to just calm down. Your wife and sister need to apologize to each other. Patti may have been joking when she said you don’t deserve to have a baby girl. What she may have meant — and overstated — was that she was experiencing a twinge of jealousy. Suggest to Marissa that your sister shouldn’t have been taken literally, and that she apologize to Patti for “snapping.” Ditto for your sister for

her tactlessness. Then remind your sister that we don’t live in a country with a one-child policy. If she wants to try for a daughter, she is free to do so, and in the meantime, she’ll have a sweet little niece to spoil. Dear Abby: My family moved to a new state last year. While there have been ups and downs, one of the things I miss most is my pets. Before we moved, we had a dog, a cat and some goldfish. Now we’re in an apartment and can’t afford all the fees associated with having pets. Also the apartment is too cramped to accommodate them. My son “Toby” is 2. He loved each of the animals. He’d watch the dog run around, pet the cat and stare at the fish. The cat slept in Toby’s nursery, the dog guarded him in his stroller, and the fish loved

him because he fed them. How can I encourage my son’s natural love of animals? A few hours playing with a cat or dog would be fine. — Petless In Maryland Dear Petless: Buy your son more goldfish. Read him stories about animals, and take him to the zoo as often as you can manage. His love of

animals has already begun and this will continue it to develop.

• 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 Abby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Vitamin E beneficial to body in many ways Dear Dr. Gott: Many years ago, I suffered from frequent cramps in my legs and toes, mostly at night. At the suggestion of an older relative, I took a vitamin E capsule, which she said would relieve the pain. Much to my surprise, the pain was gone about five minutes after taking it. Twelve years ago, I had radial-nerve surgery, which was successful. I was able to use my arm and hand without any problems. However, if I engaged in an activity such as playing cards or knitting, where my hand was in the same position for any length of time, my hand cramped up and was painful. I tried the vitamin E capsule (400 IU) twice a day and very rarely have cramping anywhere in my body. If I do have a problem, I take an extra capsule immediately with the same result. During a recent physical examination, I discussed this “remedy” with my doctor, who also reads your columns, and he said he thought you might be interested in this remedy. He said he had no idea why it works but since it does, to continue with the regimen, as this relatively small dose will not harm me. Because it is a blood thinner, I have been advised to stop taking it seven to 10 days prior to any surgery. I am a 78-year-old Caucasian woman; however, I assume age and race have nothing to do with the results that I have had. I hope this will work as well for others. Dear Reader: Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties. It is used for the treatment and prevention of many health conditions. In fact, research remains ongoing regarding its value in treating heart conditions, Parkinson’s, diabetes, anemia, cancer and a host of other diseases and disorders. However, no conclusive studies are available for these and other conditions. The recommended longterm daily allowance of E is between 15 and 20 IU daily; however, many experts claim it is safe when consumed in larger amounts. Deficiency of E is rare with a proper diet that includes broccoli, spinach, kiwi, fortified cereals, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and vegetable oils, and also because it is stored in the body for extended periods of time. There is concern regarding the safety of E in high doses because of the potential for an increased risk of bleeding, particularly in patients on anticoagulants or with a vitamin K deficiency. Excesses have been known to also cause headache, fatigue, blurred vision, diarrhea, flatulence and bloating. If your physician thinks the 800 IU daily regimen is OK for you, stick with it, especially if it relieves your pain.

ASK THE DOCTOR Dr. PETER

GOTT

Other readers should consider a modification in their diet and a discussion with their primary-care physician before taking the supplement. Medications, even those available over the counter, can interact adversely. The safest bet is to get the go-ahead first rather than backtrack after the fact.

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

RELEASE DATE– Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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A new gig

TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Swimfan” — A new student, Erika Christensen, at a high school obsesses over a swimming champion, Jesse Bradford, who does not return her advances./8 on Life n SPORTS College football — It’s Wednesday night C-USA football as UCF takes on the Thundering Herd of Marshall./7 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Undercovers” — When an Jesse Bradford important CIA hard drive goes missing, Steven and Samantha must go to Ireland to search for a prisoner who holds the key to its location; Lizzy invests time and money in the catering business./7 on NBC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Paul Simon, singer-musician, 69; Lacy J. Dalton, country singer, 64; Sammy Hagar, singer-musician, 63; Marie Osmond, singer, 51; Kelly Preston, actress, 48; Tisha Campbell-Martin, actress, 42; Billy Bush, TV personality, 39; Sacha Baron Cohen, actor, 39.

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Blues marker to be dedicated in Jackson A Mississippi Blues Trail marker will be unveiled Thursday in downtown Jackson to honor what was one of the first businesses to offer professional recording technology. The marker will honor Scott Radio Service Company, which was used by Jackson-based Trumpet Record Label for its first sessions with blues artists from 1950 to 1952. The business closed in the 1970s. The company focused on radio repair and service, and later on television as technology changed, but its association with Trumpet Records earned owner Ivan M. Scott a niche in blues history. Although many recording studios were using tape in the early 1950’s, Scott recorded music on a disc-cutting machine for the Trumpet sessions.

‘The Situation’ sent packing on ‘Dancing’ Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is headed back to the Jersey shore. The reality star with the chiseled abs was eliminated from “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday. He and professional partner Karina Smirnoff came into the show in last place after performing an Argentine tango Monday that one judge called “a terrible mess.” “It was consistent,” said head judge Len Goodman. “It was bad throughout.” Sorrentino said Tuesday that Mike “The Situation” Sorrenhe was committed to the con- tino Karina Smirnoff perform on “Dancing with the Stars.” test and had given it his all. “I told myself if I got eliminated today, I put it all on the floor last night,” he said. “So if it (happened), I’d bow out gracefully.” He also said he thought the judges’ scores were unfair. “The judges were so unpositive and didn’t even see the work I put in, didn’t even see the progress I made this week and you know what, you know what? I’m done with this,” a frustrated Sorrentino said in a clip shot Monday that was shown during Tuesday’s episode. Judges’ scores are combined with viewer votes to determine which couple is ousted each week. Sorrentino, 29, joins previously eliminated contestants David Hasselhoff, Michael Bolton and Margaret Cho.

‘Jurassic Park’ actress, hubby to split Court records show musician Ben Harper has filed for divorce from Laura Dern after nearly five years of marriage. The Grammy Award-winning Harper signed and filed the divorce petition on Friday in Los Angeles. He is seeking joint custody of their two children and said the Laura Dern and Ben Harper couple separated in January. Dern has appeared in “Jurassic Park” and other films.

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Band arrested after blocking freeway A rock band will have to face the music after blocking a Los Angeles freeway and performing atop its trailer. California Highway Patrol spokesman Rick Quintero said a big box van decorated with the Imperial Stars’ logo stopped on the southbound U.S. 101 near Sunset Boulevard at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, blocking four of the five lanes. The driver took the keys and fled in another car, then three musicians climbed on top of the van and began to perform. Quintero said they were arrested and the truck was finally towed away around noon after causing a mile-long traffic jam. Quintero said the musicians could face charges of obstructing traffic. The group, whose credits include “Traffic Jam 101,” said on its website it is dedicated to helping homeless children.

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Seinfeld finds himself directing on Broadway NEW YORK (AP) — One word seems to best describe Jerry Seinfeld’s role as a Broadway director: reluctant. The TV and stand-up star said he began helping comedian Colin Quinn develop material for what would become Quinn’s one-man stage show “Long Story Short” and then got roped into directing a work that traces global events from the caveman to the digital age in just 75 minutes. “There is very little performance comedy that works on his intellectual level. He’s one of these guys that can do it. It just needed a form,” Seinfeld said during a press event Tuesday to publicize the show. “I kind of challenged him to come up with a form and he did. And then once he did, I was kind of stuck getting involved with it.” In the show, Quinn — the former host of MTV’s late1980s game show “Remote Control” and a “Saturday Night Live” cast member — takes audiences through the history of the world, highlighting why empires always seem to fail. “This show is about how human nature just steps in every time and ruins everything,” he said. The show debuted off-Broadway this summer to generally good reviews and now goes on Broadway at the Helen Hayes

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Colin Quinn, left, and Jerry Seinfeld speak at a news conference in New York Tuesday. Theatre for an 11-week run starting Oct. 22. Seinfeld and Quinn, who met decades ago while working comedy clubs, said collaborating on this project was easy since they both know standup and have complementary talents. “I’m very smart about being funny and he’s very funny about being smart,” said Seinfeld. “He’s really a smart guy that figured out how to be funny, and I’m smart about

taking funny and figuring out how to pace it and organize it. So it was a good blend of skills.” Quinn has been testing slivers of the show’s material for years, but found comedy clubs weren’t the best venues for intellectual humor. “They’ll stay with you for about 30 minutes. Then they’re like, ‘All right, c’mon. Will somebody talk about the lower half of the body, please? We get it: You’re smart,”’ he said.

The one-man show is constantly being tweaked to add or remove topical elements. “We don’t want it to end. At some point, it’ll end. But it’s fun to keep playing with it. It’s like a car — you keep tuning it,” Seinfeld said. Asked how he knew what was funny on stage, Seinfeld deadpanned: “I had a sitcom in the ’90s,” he said.

‘Eyebrow Queen of the world’ returns to roots BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — What do Brooke Shields, Catherine Deneuve, and David Beckham have in common? Eyebrows — plucked, waxed, and groomed by Anastasia Soare, the Romanian immigrant who rose from being an 14-hour-a day employee in a Los Angeles beauty parlor to “Eyebrow Queen of the World,” as she is known in Hollywood. Two decades after she arrived in the U.S., Soare is living the American dream. This week she came home to share a bit of that dream with Romanians — opening her first European salon in Bucharest. She has an empire of 800 outlets in the U.S. and 600 overseas, including brow salons in Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong. Perhaps the biggest measure of her stardom: she’s been on the Oprah Winfrey show. Soare’s interest in brows is in fact a passion for the living architecture of the face — plus a talent for spotting and exploiting a niche in the lucrative beauty business. The petite Romanian with flowing caramel locks grew up in the Black Sea port of Constanta during the grim communist era. The daughter of tailors, Soare left in the dying months of Nicolae Ceausescu’s regime to join her then husband,

Anastasia Soare a ship captain, who had defected to the West about three years earlier. In her spare time, she studied Leonardo Da Vinci to learn about facial anatomy and symmetry, and even went to Arizona to take classes with a forensic scientist who works in facial reconstruction. “Living in Constanta under communism, we did not have the ethnic diversity that I then encountered in America,” she said on Monday. Her first celebrity client was 1980s supermodel Cindy Crawford. Naomi Campbell, also a model, has entrusted her brows to Soare’s skilled hands for the past 18 years. When a reporter laments the fact that she does not have the sweeping brows of Romanian women, Soare explains it is

due to the width of the brow bone. Romanians tend to have wider brow bones, while women of north European origin tend to have narrower faces and therefore shorter brows. Signed magazine covers and photos adorn the newly opened salon in Bucharest’s swanky Radisson hotel. Madonna and her entourage stayed there during her Sticky and Sweet tour in 2009. Clients Winfrey, Claudia Schiffer, Jade Pinkett, a smiling Heidi Klum, Catherine Deneuve, and even a man with inch-thick bushy brows, gaze down at clients. “It’s like I have come a full circle; it’s 21 years since I left,” Soare says, sitting in the window seat of her small salon, called simply ‘Anastasia.’ “In 1990, there were no services catering for eyebrows in Hollywood,” she says, speaking rapidly in faintly accented American English. A tweeze, wax and groom doesn’t come cheap in recession-mired Romania where the average monthly wage is about $625. It’s $50 for women and $33 for men. Delicately packaged products, from eyebrow serum, a brow kit (containing stencils and tweezers and makeup), to eyebrow gels and scissors will set the consumer back even more.

Porn outlets halt production after HIV diagnosis LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s multibillion-dollar adult entertainment industry has been left reeling after another positive HIV test for a porn actor. The revelation Tuesday led to two of the industry’s biggest companies shutting down production and a scramble to find partners who might have been exposed by the actor, whose identity and gender have not

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Dyanne Lomax, his wife, executed a Deed of Trust to T. Harris, Collier, III, as Trustee for Trustmark The Vicksburg Post Wednesday, October 13, 2010 National Bank, Beneficiary, which is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, MS, in Book 1499 Page 39; WHEREAS, on May 18, 2010, Trustmark National Bank substituted Mark S. Mayfield as Trustee, as recorded in Book 1510 Page 1; WHEREAS, there being a default in the terms and conditions of the Deed of Trust and the entire debt secured having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with its terms, Trustmark National Bank, the holder of the debt has requested the Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property pursuant to its terms in order to raise the sums due, with attorney's and trustee's fees, and expenses of sale; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark S. Mayfield, Trustee for said Deed ofFrontage Trust, will on Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North October 27, 2010, offer for sale at public outcry, and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 A.M., and 4:00 P.M.), at the west main door of the Warren County Courthouse, located in Vicksburg, MS, to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S Warren County, MS, to-wit: NOTICE OF SALE Part of the Southwest OneWHEREAS, on December 7, Quarter of Section 27 2006, Nelson Cotton Township 15 North, Range 4 Properties, LLC, executed a East, Warren County, deed of trust to J. Patrick Mississippi, more particularly Caldwell, Trustee for the described as follows, to-wit: benefit of BancorpSouth Classified at line according to the Commencing an ads iron are charged Bank, which deed of trust markingnumber the Southwest recordedpricing in Deed of of lines. Forwas complete corner of that certain 15 acre Trust Book 1627 at Page information a Classified Sales in tract conveyed to Willie contact M. 641; and, re-recorded Singleton by instrument Deed of Trust Book 1635 at Representative today at 601-636-SELL. dated August 26, 1991 and Page 132 ; and, re-recorded recorded in Deed Book 958 in Deed of Trust Book 1691 Ads 214 cancelled before ordered areof at Page of the land of expiration at Pagedate 255 in the office records of Warren County, the Chancery of the charged at prevailing rate only for days Clerk actually run, Mississippi; thence run North County of Warren, State of 4 line minimum $8.28 minimum 25 degrees 30 minutescharge. 06 Mississippi ; and charge. seconds West, 310.46 feet to WHEREAS, on August 19, an iron rod, and, the point of 2008, Nelson Cotton beginning; thence continue Properties, LLC, executed a North 25 degrees 30 minutes deed of trust to J. Patrick 06 seconds West, 42.80 feet Caldwell, Trustee for the to an iron rod (found); thence benefit of BancorpSouth OFFICE OF STATE AID ROAD CONSTRUCTION run North 31 degrees 41 MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Bank, which deed of trust minutes West, 383.45 feet to AND was recorded in Deed of an iron rod (found) on an old WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Trust Book 1699 at Page 47; fence line; thence run along SECTION 900 and, re-recorded in Deed of IN THE CHANCERY said old fence line as follows: ___________ Trust Book 1699 at Page 98 COURT OF WARREN North 88 degrees 30 minutes NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS: in the office of the Chancery COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI 04 seconds East, 326.10 feet Clerk of the County of ______________________ IN THE MATTER OF to an iron rod (found); thence Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Supervisors of Warren County, Warren, State of Mississippi; THE PETITION OF run North 89 degrees 23 Mississippi at the Warren County Courthouse, Vicksburg, Mississippi, until 10:00 am and WHEREAS, on VIRGINIA DELL CARR, minutes East, 196.0 feet to on the 15th day of November, 2010 and shortly thereafter publicly opened for the September 29, 2010, FOR THE an iron rod; thence leaving construction of 0.372 miles of BRIDGE REPLACEMENT on the FISHER FERRY ROAD BancorpSouth Bank ADOPTION OF THE CHILD said old fence line, run South being substituted Robert G. Ellis, DESCRIBED THEREIN 04 degrees 10 minutes 55 known as Project No. BR-0403(11)B in Warren County, Mississippi. as Trustee in the CAUSE NO. 2010-019 AD seconds West, 280.52 feet to PRINCIPAL ITEMS OF WORK ARE APPROXIMATELY AS FOLLOWS: aforementioned deed of trust SUMMONS an iron rod in the centerline __________________ by Substitution of Trustee (Service by Publication) of a 40-foot wide easement; ITEM QUANTITY UNIT recorded in Book 1514 at Residence Unknown thence run along the said _________________________________________________________________________ Page 441 of the Land THE STATE OF centerline of said 40-foot Records of Warren County, MISSISSIPPI easement as follows: South Mississippi; and ROADWAY ITEMS: TO: JAMES ALLEN 82 degrees 17 minutes WHEREAS, default having ______________ ASHLEY, SR. West, 132.79 feet; thence been made in the terms and You have been made a Party run South 62 degrees 33 conditions of said deeds of to the Petition filed in this MOBILIZATION LUMP SUM LS minutes 16 seconds West, trust and the entire debt Court by VIRGINIA DELL CLEARING AND GRUBBING LUMP SUM LS 169.15 feet to the Southwest secured thereby, having CARR, REMOVAL OF PRECAST CONCRETE BRIDGE 1.000 UN corner of the above been declared to be due and Petitioner, seeking Adoption (STA. 18+46.52) described property and the payable in accordance with of the minor child named in REMOVAL OF PRECAST CONCRETE BRIDGE 1.000 UN point of beginning, containthe terms of said deed of said petition. (STA. 39+29.60) ing 3.0 acres, more or less. trust, and the legal holder of You are required to mail or REMOVAL OF CONCRETE SLOPE PAVING 1,123.000 SY Together with that certain said indebtedness, Bancorphand deliver a written reUNCLASSIFIED EXCAVATION (FM) 56.000 CY perpetual, nonexclusive South Bank having requestsponse to the Petition in this BORROW EXCAVATION (F.M.E.) 6,451.000 CY easement, 40 feet in width, ed the undersigned Substiaction to WREN (CONTRACTOR FURNISHED) (CLASS 9) to be used in common with tuted Trustee to execute the C. WAY, Attorney for GRANULAR MATERIAL (LVM), 420.000 CY others, for the purpose of a trust and sell said land and Petitioner, whose address is (CLASS 5, GROUP C) right-of-way for ingress and property in accordance with 1001 LOCUST STREET, HOT MIX ASPHALT, ST 12.5mm 242.000 TON egress and, for the installathe terms of said deeds of VICKSBURG, MS 39183. HOT MIX ASPHALT, ST 12.5mm 111.000 TON tion, and maintenance of trust for the purpose of raisYOUR RESPONSE MUST BASE REPAIR power lines, water lines and ing the sums due thereunder, BE MAILED OR DELIVHOT MIX ASPHALT, ST 12.5mm 242.000 TON sewer lines, said forty foot together with attorney's fees, ERED NOT LATER THAN LEVELING easement being twenty feet Trustee's fees and expense THIRTY (30) HOT MIX ASPHALT, ST 25mm, 120.000 TON either side of a centerline deof sale; DAYS AFTER THE 13 DAY TRENCH WIDENING scribed as follows: ComNOW THEREFORE, I, OF OCTOBER 2010, GUARD RAIL, W-BEAM 550.000 LF mencing at the Southwest Robert G. Ellis, Substituted WHICH IS THE DATE OF GUARD RAIL, BRIDGE END SECTION, 8.000 EA corner of the above deTrustee in said deeds of THE FIRST TYPE "I" THRIE BEAM scribed property; thence, run trust, will on the 4th day of PUBLICATION OF THIS GUARD RAIL, TERMINAL END SECTION 8.000 EA along its South line, North 62 November, 2010, offer for SUMMONS. IF YOUR RERIGHT-OF-WAY MARKERS (TYPE II) 12.000 EA degrees 33 minutes 16 sale at public outcry for cash SPONSE IS NOT SO MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC LUMP SUM LS seconds East, 30.0 feet to to the highest bidder, and MAILED OR DELIVERED, ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION SIGNS 0.000 SF the point of beginning of the sell within legal hours (being A JUDGEMENT BY 4" WIDE THERMOPLASTIC EDGE STRIPE 0.747 MI centerline of said forty foot between the hours of 11:00 DEFAULT MAY BE (CONTINUOUS WHITE) (60 MILS) easement; thence run South A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the ENTERED AGAINST YOU 4" WIDE THERMOPLASTIC TRAFFIC 0.373 MI 14 degrees 06 minutes 27 West FOR THE RELIEF STRIPE (SKIP YELLOW) (90 MILS) seconds East, 49.83 feet; Front door of the County DEMANDED IN THE TWO-WAY YELLOW REFLECTIVE HIGH 25.000 EA thence run South 25 degrees Courthouse at Vicksburg, PETITION. PERFORMANCE RAISED MARKERS 05 minutes 33 seconds East, County of Warren, State of You must also file the REFLECTORIZED TRAFFIC OBJECT MARKER 8.000 EA 292.24 feet; thence run Mississippi, the following original of your Response (ENCAPSULATED LENS)(TYPE 3) West, to the Easterly line of described property situated with the Clerk of this Court Page 1 of 4 Gaskin's Circle, and the end in the County of Warren, within a reasonable ====================================================================== of said easement. State of Mississippi, to-wit: time afterward. SECTION 900 I will convey only such title All of Lots 3 and 4 of that Issued under my hand and PROJECT NO. BR-0403(11)B as is vested in me, without certain North Reading the seal of said Court, WARREN COUNTY any express or implied Survey as duly recorded in PUBLICATION DATES EROSION CONTROL ITEMS: warranties. Book KK at Page 234 of the this 27th day of September, ______________________ WITNESS my signature this Land Records of Warren 2010. AGRICULTURAL LIMESTONE 14.640 TON October 6, 2010. County, Mississippi. DOT McGEE COMMERCIAL FERTILIZER (13:13:13) 7.320 TON /s/ MARK S. MAYFIELD I WILL CONVEY only such CLERK OF THE AMMONIUM NITRATE 0.730 TON MARK S. MAYFIELD, title as is vested in me as CHANCERY COURT SEEDING 7.320 AC Trustee Substituted Trustee. OF WARREN COUNTY, VEGETATIVE MATERIALS FOR MULCH 14.640 TON Mark S. Mayfield, PLLC, WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, MISSISSIPPI TEMPORARY SILT FENCE 2,446.000 LF Riverhill Tower Building, this the 8th day of October, By: /s/ Denise Bailey (TYPE II) (AOS 0.15 - 0.84) 1675 Lakeland Dr., Suite 2010. DEPUTY CLERK TEMPORARY EROSION CHECKS 16.000 BL 306, Jackson, MS 39216, Robert G. Ellis, Substituted /s/ Wren C Way BRIDGE ITEMS: Phone 601-948-3590, Trustee WREN C WAY, _____________ HYPERLINK "mailto: Ellis, Braddock & Dees, Ltd. attorney for Plaintiff SITE "A" ITEMS: MayfieldAttys@aol.com" 901 Belmont Street Publish: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 _______________ MayfieldAttys@aol.com Vicksburg, MS 39180 (3t) TEST PILE 3.000 EA Publish: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20 Telephone 601-636-5433 CONVENTIONAL STATIC PILE LOAD TEST 0.000 EA (3t) Facsimile 601-638-2938 14" PRESTRESSED CONCRETE PILING 1,760.000 LF Publish: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, TNB Loan *** 1277 31' PRECAST CONCRETE SLAB UNIT, 66.000 EA SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S 11/3(4t) C. E. Lomax, II (TNB) 3.5' INTERIOR NOTICE OF SALE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE 31' PRECAST CONCRETE SLAB UNIT, 22.000 EA WHEREAS, on December 7, OF SALE 3.5' EXTERIOR 2006, Nelson Cotton WHEREAS, on October 27, PRECAST CONCRETE BARRIER RAIL 682.000 LF Substitute Trustee's Properties, LLC, executed a 2004, Clarence E. Lomax II, 31' PRECAST CONCRETE CAP, 10.000 EA Notice of Sale deed of trust to J. Patrick a married man and Valeria INTERMEDIATE UNIT, CONCRETE PILE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Caldwell, Trustee for the 31' PRECAST CONCRETE CAP, 2.000 EA Dyanne Lomax, his wife, COUNTY OF Warren benefit of BancorpSouth END UNIT, CONCRETE PILE executed a Deed of Trust to WHEREAS, on the 3rd day Bank, which deed of trust 9.25' PRECAST CONCRETE WING 4.000 EA T. Harris, Collier, III, as of May, 2002, and was recorded in Deed of LOOSE RIPRAP, 300 LB. 325.000 TON Trustee for Trustmark acknowledged on the 3rd Trust Book 1627 at Page GEOTEXTILE UNDER RIPRAP 372.000 SY National Bank, Beneficiary, day of May, 2002, Anthony J 641; and, re-recorded in TYPE V, AOS 0.21 - 0.43 which is recorded in the Phelps aka Anthony Phelps, Deed of Trust Book 1635 at SITE "B" ITEMS: _______________ office of the Chancery Clerk an unmarried man, executed Page 132 ; and, re-recorded TEST PILE 4.000 EA of Warren County, MS, in and delivered a certain Deed in Deed of Trust Book 1691 Book 1499 Page 39; CONVENTIONAL STATIC PILE LOAD TEST 0.000 EA of Trust unto B Blake Teller, at Page 255 in the office of WHEREAS, on May 18, 14" PRESTRESSED CONCRETE PILING 2,480.000 LF Trustee for ABN Amro the Chancery Clerk of the 2010, Trustmark National 31' PRECAST CONCRETE SLAB UNIT, 84.000 EA Mortgage Group, Inc., County of Warren, State of Bank substituted Mark S. 3.5' INTERIOR Beneficiary, to secure an Mississippi ; and Mayfield as Trustee, as 31' PRECAST CONCRETE SLAB UNIT, 28.000 EA indebtedness therein WHEREAS, on August 19, recorded in Book 1510 3.5' EXTERIOR described, which Deed of 2008, Nelson Cotton Page 1; PRECAST CONCRETE BARRIER RAIL 868.000 LF Trust is recorded in the office Properties, LLC, executed a WHEREAS, there being a Page 2 of 4 of the Chancery Clerk of deed of trust to J. Patrick default in the terms and ====================================================================== Warren County, Mississippi Caldwell, Trustee for the conditions of the Deed of SECTION 900 in Book 1319 at Page 265 benefit of BancorpSouth Trust and the entire debt PROJECT NO. BR-0403(11)B # 184161 and re-recorded in Bank, which deed of trust secured having been WARREN COUNTY Book 1411 at Page 40 was recorded in Deed of declared to be due and 31' PRECAST CONCRETE CAP, 13.000 EA # 199933; and Trust Book 1699 at Page 47; payable in accordance with INTERMEDIATE UNIT, CONCRETE PILE WHEREAS, on the 12th day its terms, Trustmark National and, re-recorded in Deed of 31' PRECAST CONCRETE CAP, 2.000 EA of April, 2007, the Holder of Trust Book 1699 at Page 98 Bank, the holder of the debt END UNIT, CONCRETE PILE said Deed of Trust filed a in the office of the Chancery 9.25' PRECAST CONCRETE WING 4.000 EA has requested the Trustee to Loan Modification Clerk of the County of LOOSE RIPRAP, 300 LB. 325.000 TON execute the trust and sell Agreement of Deed of Trust Warren, State of Mississippi; GEOTEXTILE UNDER RIPRAP, 372.000 SY said land and property by instrument recorded in the TYPE V, AOS 0.21 - 0.43 pursuant to its terms in order and WHEREAS, on office of the aforesaid September 29, 2010, Page 3 of 4 to raise the sums due, with Chancery Clerk of Court in ====================================================================== attorney's and trustee's fees, BancorpSouth Bank Book 1446 at Page 180 substituted Robert G. Ellis, PROJECT NO. BR-0403(11)B and expenses of sale; # 244591; and WARREN COUNTY NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark as Trustee in the WHEREAS, on the 29th day aforementioned deed of trust S. Mayfield, Trustee for said NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS: of July, 2007, ABN Amro by Substitution of Trustee Deed of Trust, will on ______________________ Mortgage Group, Inc, asrecorded in Book 1514 at October 27, 2010, offer for CONTRACT TIME: 150 Working Days signed said Deed of Trust Land sale at public outcry, and sell Page 441 of the BASIS OF AWARD unto LaSalle Bank Midwest, Vicksburg, Mississippi Records of Warren County, within legal hours (being ______________ NA, by instrument recorded Mississippi; and between the hours of 11:00 The award, if made, will be made to the lowest qualified bidder on the basis of in the office of the aforesaid WHEREAS, default having A.M., and 4:00 P.M.), at the published quantities. Chancery Clerk in Book been made in the terms and west main door of the The attention of the BIDDER is directed to the State and Federal laws governing 1458 at Page 418 Instrument conditions of said deeds of Warren County Courthouse, selection of and employment of labor. # 248238; and trust and the entire debt located in Vicksburg, MS, to MINIMUM WAGE RATES for this project have been predetermined by the Secretary of the WHEREAS, on the 20th day secured thereby, having the highest and best bidder the Department of Labor in accordance with the requirements of Federal regulations of September, 2010, the been declared to be due and for cash, the following degoverning the expenditure of FEDERAL AID HIGHWAY FUNDS and are set out in the labor Holder of said Deed of Trust • RN Required payable in accordance with scribed property situated in regulations contained in the proposal. substituted and appointed the terms of said deed of Warren County, MS, to-wit: The Board of Supervisors hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively • Hospice or Home Health Experience Emily Kaye Courteau as trust, and the legal holder of Part of the Southwest Oneinsure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority Trustee in said Deed of said indebtedness, BancorpPreferred Quarter of Section 27 business enterprise will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to Trust, by instrument recordBank having requestthis invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, Township 15 North, Range 4 South ed in the office of the afore• Strong Management and Organizational ed the undersigned Substior national origin in consideration for an award. East, Warren County, said Chancery Clerk in Book PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS are on file in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren Mississippi, more particularly tuted Trustee to execute theSkills 1514 at Page 268 trust and sell said land and County, the County Engineer's office and the Office of the State Aid Engineer, 412 described as follows, to-wit: property COME inBaccordance E A PARTwithOF OInstrument# UR DEDIC282218; A TED having Tand EAM E. Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson, Mississippi. This project shall be constructed Commencing at an iron WHEREAS, default the terms of said deeds of in acccordance with the latest edition of the Mississippi Standard Specifications marking the Southwest been made in the payments • Experienced Clinical Staff trust for the purpose of raisfor State Aid Road and Bridge Construction. corner of that certain 15 acre of the indebtedness secured ing the sums• due thereunder, PTO, Paid Holidays, 401-K PLANS AND PROPOSALS may be secured from John E. McKee, Jr., County Engineer for tract conveyed to Willie M. by the said Deed of Trust, together with attorney's fees, Singleton by instrument Warren County, Mississippi, 901 Jackson Street, Visckburg. The Cost is fifty and Salary the holder of said Deed Competitive Trustee's fees and• expense dated August 26, 1991 and dollars ($50.00) for plans and fifty dollars ($50.00) for the proposal, of Trust, having requested of sale; recorded in Deed Book 958 non-refundable the undersigned • Great Benefits Package so to do, on NOW THEREFORE, I, at Page 214 of the land of Certified check or bid bond for five percent (5%) of the total bid, made payable to 3rd day of November, Robert G. Ellis, Substituted • Excellent Workthe Environment records of Warren County, Warren County and the State of Mississippi must accompany each proposal. 2010, I will during the lawful Mississippi; thence run North Trustee in said deeds of • EOE Bidders are hereby notified that any proposal accompanied by letters qualifying in hours of between 11:00 a.m. trust, will on the 4th day of 25 degrees 30 minutes 06 any manner the condition under which the proposal is tendered will be considered an and 4:00 p.m., at public outseconds West, 310.46 feet to November, 2010, offer for irregular bid and such proposal will not be considered in making the award. cry, offer for sale and will sale at public outcry for cash an iron rod, and, the point of Richard George, President sell, at the west front door of to the highest bidder, and beginning; thence continue Warren County Board of Supervisors the Warren County sell within legal hours (being North 25 degrees 30 minutes Page 4 of 4 Courthouse at Vicksburg, between the hours of 11:00 06 seconds West, 42.80 feet Publish: 10/13, 10/20(2t) Mississippi, for cash to the to an iron rod (found); thence A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the highest bidder, the following West run North 31 degrees 41 described land and property Front door of the County minutes West, 383.45 feet to situated in Warren County, Courthouse at Vicksburg, an iron rod (found) on an old Mississippi, to-wit: County of Warren, State of fence line; thence run along Lot 6, Block 6 of the said old fence line as follows: Mississippi, the following Resurvey of Lots 14-26,

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Book 1411 at Page 40 # 199933; and WHEREAS, on the 12th day of April, 2007, the Holder of said Deed of Trust filed a C5 Loan Modification Agreement of Deed of Trust by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk of Court in Book 1446 at Page 180 # 244591; and WHEREAS, on the 29th day of July, 2007, ABN Amro Mortgage Group, Inc, assigned said Deed of Trust unto LaSalle Bank Midwest, NA, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1458 at Page 418 Instrument # 248238; and WHEREAS, on the 20th day of September, 2010, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1514 at Page 268 Instrument# 282218; and WHEREAS, MS default having • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, 39182. been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 3rd day of November, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Place your classified line adatat Courthouse Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the Substitute Trustee's highest bidder, the following Notice of Sale described land and property STATE OF MISSISSIPPI situated in Warren County, COUNTY OF Warren Mississippi, to-wit: WHEREAS, on the 3rd day Lot 6, Block 6 of the of May, 2002, and In the event of errors, please call theofvery day Resurvey Lotsfirst 14-26, acknowledged on the 3rd Block 4,Post Extension to Block day your of May, Anthony ad2002, appears. TheJVicksburg will not be 5 and addition to Block 6, Phelps aka Anthony Phelps, responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Lightcap Place, Part One, an unmarried man, executed and delivered a certain Deed located in Section 13, Township 15 North, Range 3 of Trust unto B Blake Teller, East, a plat of which survey Trustee for ABN Amro is of record in Deed Book Mortgage Group, Inc., No ad will be deliberately 298 atmis-classified. Page 206 of the Land Beneficiary, to secure an Records in the office of the indebtedness thereinPost classified The Vicksburg department is the Chancery Clerk of Warren described, which Deed of sole judge of the proper classification for each ad. Trust is recorded in the office County, Mississippi. I will only convey such title of the Chancery Clerk of as is vested in me as Warren County, Mississippi Substitute Trustee. in Book 1319 at Page 265 WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, # 184161 and re-recorded in this day October 8, 2010 Book 1411 at Page 40 Emily Kaye Courteau # 199933; and Substitute Trustee WHEREAS, on the 12th day 2309 Oliver Road of April, 2007, the Holder of Monroe, LA 71201 said Deed of Trust filed a (318) 330-9020 Loan Modification lca/F10-2417 Agreement of Deed of Trust by instrument recorded in the Publish: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 (3t) office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk of Court in Book 1446 at Page 180 We, the officers of # 244591; and Stop N Save, Inc. WHEREAS, on the 29th day of July, 2007, ABN Amro intend to make Mortgage Group, Inc, asapplication for a signed said Deed of Trust unto LaSalle Bank Midwest, Package Retailer NA, by instrument recorded Permit as provided in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book for by the Local 1458 at Page 418 Instrument Option Alcoholic # 248238; and WHEREAS, on the 20th day Beverage Control of September, 2010, the Laws, Section Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed 67-1-1, et seq., of Emily Kaye Courteau as the Mississippi Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recordCode of 1972, Aned in the office of the aforenotated. If granted said Chancery Clerk in Book 1514 at Page 268 such permit, CorInstrument# 282218; and poration under the WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments tradename of Halls of the indebtedness secured Ferry Liquors loby the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed cated at 1435 of Trust, having requested North Frontage the undersigned so to do, on the 3rd day of November, Road, Vicksburg, 2010, I will during the lawful MS of Warren. The hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outname(s) title(s) cry, offer for sale and will and address(es) of sell, at the west front door of the Warren County the owner(s)/partCourthouse at Vicksburg, ner(s)/ member(s)/ Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following corporate officer described land and property (s) and/or majority situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: stockholder(s) of Lot 6, Block 6 of the the above named Resurvey of Lots 14-26, Block 4, Extension to Block 5 business are and addition to Block 6, PREM DHAWAN, Lightcap Place, Part One, VIJAY DHAWAN located in Section 13, Township 15 North, Range 3 1435 North East, a plat of which survey Frontage Road, is of record in Deed Book 298 at Page 206 of the Land Vicksburg, MS Records in the office of the 39180 Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi. This the 29th day I will only convey such title of October, 2010. as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. Publish: 10/13, WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, 10/14(2t) this day October 8, 2010 Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 lca/F10-2417 Publish: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 Maintenance Tech (3t)

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Gilmer and Margaret F. Gilmer seeking to confirm and guiet tax title in M.L. Gilmer and Margaret F. C6 Gilmer in the above described property. Cross-Defendants in this action are: Warren County, Mississippi, Jim Hood in his capacity as Attorney General for the State of Mississippi, Richard Smith in his capacity as District Attorney for Warren County, Merritt Tax Services Inc., a Mississippi Corporation, Harold May, Lamar Advertising of Louisiana LLC, and Clara Warren Dupree. You are required to mail of Gorgeous home sitting on 7.1 Acres! remodeled handCompletely deliveer a written response to the Cross-Plaintiff w/new kitchen! Granite countertops, new cabinets & top of the filed against you in this line appliances! Must see to appreciate! Priced to sell atacto Frand G. Vollor, $199,900. Call Debra Graysontion or Stanley Myers today!Attorney for Cross-Plaintiffs, whose post office address is Real Estate PO Box 821355, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39182 and & Appraisal whose street address is 1911 Mission 66 Suite G, 601-636-8193 Vicksburg, Mississippi 601-831-1386 •39180. 601-218-1492 YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVHome for Sale ? ERED NOT LATER THAN Show it to the world at www.vicksburgrealestate.com THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 22ND DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2010, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO IN THE COUNTY COURT MAILED OR DELIVERED, A OF WARREN COUNTY, JUDGEMENT BY DEFAULT MISSISSIPPI WILL BE ENTERED YOUTH COURT DIVISION AGAINST WARREN COUNTY YOU FOR THE MONEY OR DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN OTHER RELIEF DEMANDSERVICES, ED IN THIS COMPLAINT. BY ANGIE MCLEOD Publish: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, WILLIAMS, AND 10/13(4t) BROOKLYN MARIE JOHNSON, A MINOR, BY AND THROUGH HER NEXT FRIEND, ANGIE MCLEOD WILLIAMS IN THE COUNTY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, PETITIONERS MISSISSIPPI VS. YOUTH COURT DIVISION CIVIL ACTION, FILE WARREN COUNTY NO.10,1472-CO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN CHELSEA ELIZABETH JOHNSON, CHRISTOPHER SERVICES, SMITH BY ANGIE MCLEOD AND UNKNOWN PUTATIVE WILLIAMS, AND FATHER BROOKLYN MARIE RESPONDENTS JOHNSON, A MINOR, BY COUNTY COURT AND THROUGH HER NEXT SUMMONS FRIEND, THE STATE OF ANGIE MCLEOD WILLIAMS MISSISSIPPI PETITIONERS TO: Christopher Smith, VS. whose last known address is CIVIL ACTION, 28 Jessee Jordan Road, FILE NO.10,1472-CO Laurel, Mississippi 39440 CHELSEA ELIZABETH and who is not to be found JOHNSON, in the State of Mississippi on CHRISTOPHER SMITH diligent inquiry and whose AND UNKNOWN PUTATIVE post office address is not FATHER known to the Petitioners after RESPONDENTS diligent inquiry made by COUNTY COURT said Petitioners. SUMMONS You have been made a THE STATE OF Respondent in the suit filed MISSISSIPPI in this Court by the Warren TO: Unknown Putative County Department of Father, who is not to be Human Services by Angie found in McLeod Williams, and, the State of Mississippi on Brooklyn Marie Johnson, a diligent inquiry and whose minor, seeking to terminate post office your parental rights as those address is not known to the rights relate to said minor Petitioners after diligent and demanding that the full inquiry made by custody, control and said Petitioners. authority to act on behalf of said minor be placed with the You have been made a Respondent in the suit filed Warren County Department in this Court of Human Services. by the Warren County Respondents other than you Department of Human in this action are, Chelsea Services by Angie McLeod Elizabeth Johnson Williams, and, Brooklyn Unknown Putative Father. Marie Johnson, a minor, YOU ARE SUMMONED TO seeking to terminate APPEAR AND DEFEND your parental rights as those AGAINST THE PETITION rights relate to said minor FILED AGAINST YOU IN and demanding THIS ACTION AT 9:00, that the full custody, control O'CLOCK A.M. ON THE and authority to act on behalf 16TH DAY OF NOVEMBER of said 2010, IN THE COURTminor be placed with the ROOM OF THE WARREN Warren County Department COUNTY YOUTH of Human Services. COURT AT VICKSBURG, Respondents other than you MISSISSIPPI, AND IN CASE OF YOUR FAILURE in this action are, Chelsea TO APPEAR Elizabeth Johnson AND DEFEND, A and Christopher Smith. JUDGMENT WILL BE ENYOU ARE SUMMONED TO TERED AGAINST YOU FOR APPEAR AND DEFEND THE RELIEF AGAINST THE PETITION DEMANDED IN THE FILED PETITION. AGAINST YOU IN THIS You are not required to file ACTION AT 9:00, O'CLOCK an answer or other pleading, A.M. ON THE 16TH DAY OF but you NOVEMBER 2010, IN THE may do so if you desire. COURTROOM OF THE ISSUED under my hand and WARREN COUNTY YOUTH seal of said Court, this 8th COURT AT day of VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, October, 2010. AND IN CASE OF YOUR SHELLY ASHLEY FAILURE TO APPEAR AND PALMERTREE, CIRCUIT DEFEND, A JUDGMENT CLERK WILL BE ENTERED WARREN COUNTY, AGAINST YOU FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RELIEF DEMANDED VICKSBURG, IN THE PETITION. MISSISSIPPI 39180 You are not required to file BY: /s/ Key Stevens, an answer or other pleading, Deputy Clerk but Joyce A. Hill you may do so if you desire. Special Assistant Attorney ISSUED under my hand and General seal of said Court, this 2nd Office of the Attorney day of General September, 2010. P. O. Box 220 SHELLY ASHLEY Jackson, Mississippi PALMERTREE, CIRCUIT 39205-0220 CLERK Telephone No.: WARREN COUNTY, 601-359-4215 MISSISSIPPI Publish: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI (3t) 39180 BY: /s/ Key Stevens, Deputy Clerk IN THE COUNTY COURT Joyce A. Hill OF WARREN COUNTY, Special Assistant Attorney MISSISSIPPI General LAMAR ADVERTISING Office of the Attorney COMPANY General PLAINTIFF P. O. Box 220 VS. Jackson, Mississippi HAROLD MAY AND 39205-0220 M.L. AND MARGARET F. Telephone No.: GILMER 601-359-4215 DEFENDANTS NO.09.0426-CO Publish: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13(3t) SUMMONS THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: All persons, entities, firms, and corporations having or claiming and legal or equitable interest in the following described property: Easter Warren Property Block Lots 5 PtDBP-30482 S/T/R 28-16-3 Parcel No. 1089283010002700 PPIN No. 13618. You have been made a cross-defendant in the suit filed in this court by M.L. Gilmer and Margaret F. Gilmer seeking to confirm and guiet tax title in M.L. Gilmer and Margaret F. Gilmer in the above described property. Cross-Defendants in this action are: Warren County, Mississippi, Jim Hood in his capacity as Attorney General for the State of Mississippi, Richard Smith in his capacity as District Attorney for Warren County, Merritt Tax Services Inc., a Mississippi Corporation, Harold May, Lamar Advertising of Louisiana LLC, and Clara Warren Dupree. You are required to mail of hand deliveer a written response to the Cross-Plaintiff filed against you in this action to Frand G. Vollor, Attorney for Cross-Plaintiffs, whose post office address is PO Box 821355, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39182 and whose street address is 1911 Mission 66 Suite G, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 22ND DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2010, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGEMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMAND-

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COUNTY COURT SUMMONS THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Wednesday, October 13, 2010 TO: Unknown Putative Father, who is not to be found in the State of Mississippi on POSSIBLE OWNER diligent inquiry and whose post office FINANCING AVAILABLE-The Clean you expect address is St, notVicksburg, known toMSthe 2517 Oak The service you deserve Petitioners after diligent -Covered gallery inquiry made by front porch offersPetitioners. commanding view from said hilltop location! bedrooms, You have been 2made a Respondent in the suit filed 1 bath, living/dining room, inkitchen, this Court pantry/laundry room, by the Warren County covered backof porch, aluDepartment Human minum windows with storm protection, storage building, deep lot Services by Angie McLeod with parking multiple vehicles, new paint & landscaping. Williams, and,forBrooklyn Marie Johnson, a minor, $55,000. • Carpet/Oriental/ seeking to terminate your parental rights as those Area Rug Cleaning rights relate to said minor • Furniture/Drapery and demanding that the full custody, control BROKER/OWNER • Carpet & Fabric and authority to act on behalf of said Protection minor be placed with the Warren County Department of Human Services. Respondents other than you in1022 this action are, St. Chelsea Monroe • Vicksburg, MS • 601-634-8303 Elizabeth Johnson • davidmitchell@warrenrealtyltd.com 601-218-8201 and Christopher Smith. YOU ARE SUMMONED TO APPEAR AND DEFEND AGAINST THE PETITION FILED AGAINST YOU IN THIS ACTION AT 9:00, O'CLOCK A.M. ON THE 16TH DAY OF Center For NOVEMBER 2010, IN THE LABRADOR MIX. FEPregnancy Choices COURTROOM OF THE MALE, black wih white Free Pregnancy Tests WARREN COUNTY YOUTH chest, wearing red collar, (non-medical facility) COURT AT found across from Water· Education on All VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, ways on Halls Ferry. Options AND IN CASE OF YOUR 601-529-7446. · Confidential CounFAILURE TO APPEAR AND LOST A DOG? DEFEND, A JUDGMENT seling Found a cat? Let The WILL BE ENTERED Call 601-638-2778 Vicksburg Post help! AGAINST YOU FOR THE for appt Run a FREE 3 day ad! RELIEF DEMANDED www.vicksburgpregnan601-636-SELL or e-mail IN THE PETITION. classifieds@vicksburg cy.com You are not required to file post.com an answer or other pleading, but you may do so if you desire. DO YOU NEED HELP buying medicine? ISSUED under my hand and CANON DIGITAL CAMCall 601-456-0227 for seal of said Court, this 2nd ERA. Vicinity of Old Court more information. day of House Museum/ downtown September, 2010. area. Reward! 315-469SHELLY ASHLEY ENDING HOMELESS- 4347. PALMERTREE, CIRCUIT NESS. WOMEN with chilLOST TOM CAT! Orange CLERK dren or without are you in WARREN COUNTY, need of shelter? Mountain , short hair, male tabby cat. 14 years old. Oak Park MISSISSIPPI of Faith Ministries/ WomVICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI en's Restoration Shelter. area. 601-415-4892. 39180 Certain restrictions apply, BY: /s/ Key Stevens, 601-661-8990. Life coachDeputy Clerk ing available by appointJoyce A. Hill ment. Special Assistant Attorney General Is the one you Office of the Attorney “ACE” General love Truck Driver Training P. O. Box 220 hurting you? With a Difference Jackson, Mississippi Call 39205-0220 Job Placement Asst. Haven House Family Telephone No.: Day, Night & Refresher 601-359-4215 Classes Shelter Publish: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13(3t) Get on the Road NOW!

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ASSISTANT MANAGER NEEDED for a senior housing property. High school Diploma/ GED, valid Mississippi Driver license, work history/ references required. Requires live on site. Experience in housing preferred. Computer skills required. Send resume and cover letter to Shadow Cliff Apartments, 1789 Raymond Road, Jackson MS 39204 or email to huntersrun@bellsouth.net .EOE/ Drug Free Workplace.

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

1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-1746.

2 OR 3 BEDROOMS. First month's rent free, deposit required. Hermanville, 601-535-7977.

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2006 CHERRY STREET. 1 bedroom, 1 bath. $525 monthly, deposit required. 601-415-0067.

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

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FOR SALE BY owner. 2001 28x80, 4 bedroom doublewide. Will take $28,000. Call 601-6725146, after 2pm. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

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

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COUNTY 2 BEDROOMS, 2½ baths. Openwood Townhouse. 1,400 plus/ minus square feet. 601-831-8900. Leave message.

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601-638-2231 VERY NICE APARTMENT. Quiet country atmosphere, convenient safe location near River Region. No pets. Call after 9am, 601-638-4685

30. Houses For Rent 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, HOUSE Remodeled first and last plus deposit. $795 a month. References. 601-301-0104

3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, appliances. $750 monthly, $750 deposit. References. 601218-7290, 601-638-3250.

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

LAND FOR SALE Warren County and/or Hinds County. 2 to 15 acres. Lake front lots. Larger tracts also available. Quiet and secluded. Recreational or Residential. BAK 601-831-7662.

36. Farms & Acreage 78.9 ACRES HUNTING land- Yazoo City, $1,750 per acre. Lisa Tillotson Wildlife Technical Services, Inc. 601-529-2225.

40. Cars & Trucks 1998 TOYOTA 4RUNNER. 2 wheel drive, clean, dependable, high mileage. $3800. 601-618-6909, 601572-9792. 2003 DODGE RAM 1500. Single cab, silver, racing stripes, custom exhaust, 5speed. Great truck! $5800 or best offer. 601-618-5382 or 601-618-1536. 2003 NISSAN FRONTIER, 4 door, extended cab, 2 Wheel Drive 89,000 miles. Good Condition, one owner, nonsmoking. Asking $7,900. 601831-1316.

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170' waterfront property, Eagle Lake Shore, $75,000 3 lots, Sullivan Cove, shop-green house-septicutilities-slab $39,000 180x120 lot Sea Island $30,000. Mobile homes accepted Bette Paul-Warner McMillin Real Estate 601-218-1800 www.Lakehouse.com

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3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, split plan, brick, 2 car garage, great location! $999 monthly. Call 601-831-0066.

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath Apartment. $350 deposit $700 monthly. Located off Lee Road, No smoking or pets. Wireless Internet, light, cable and water furnished. 601-218-1428 Serious inquires only. 8am9pm weekly.

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1 BEDROOM. FURNISHED, with utilities, washer/ dryer, wireless internet, cable, garage. $200 weekly. 601-638-1746.

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SPORTS We dn e sday, Oc tobe r 13, 2010 • SEC TI O N d

Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: sports@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

Fabulous foursome Local golfers will play in this weekend’s Junior Ryder Cup By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com

Still the one As competitors struggle, Johnson pads his lead in the Chase. Story/D3

On Twitter For live updates of local scores Friday night, follow us at: vixpostsports

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

vicksburgpost.com

Schedule PREP FOOTBALL St. Al hosts Cathedral Friday, 7 p.m. PCA hosts Riverfield Friday, 7 p.m. Warren Central at Murrah Friday, 7 p.m. VHS at Madison Central Friday, 7 p.m.

On TV 7 p.m. ESPN - It’s Wednesday night C-USA football as UCF takes on the Thundering Herd of Marshall.

Who’s hot CLIFF LEE

Texas Rangers ace and former Meridian Community College pitcher had 11 strikeouts and earned a series-clinching 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night to send Texas to the ALCS. Story/D3

Sidelines USM’s Smith is done for the season

HATTIESBURG (AP) — Southern Miss linebacker Martez Smith is out for the season after tearing ligaments in his left knee during Saturday’s 44-43 loss to East Carolina. Smith, a 6-foot-0, 222-pound fifth-year senior, is fourth on the team with 27 tackles, including three for a loss. He injured the knee while making a tackle on special teams, and an MRI this week confirmed the ligament damage. Southern Miss (4-2, 1-1) travels to face Memphis (15, 0-3) on Saturday.

LOTTERY

La. Pick 3: 6-8-3 La. Pick 4: 7-8-2-9 Weekly results: D2

Just about every day for the past year when the weather was good, 10-yearold Karley Whittington got off the school bus and walked over to Clear Creek Golf Course in Bovina to work on her game. And she has got serious game. This weekend, she’ll join Warren County’s three better-known junior golfers — Parker Rutherford, Nick Mekus and Chris Ingram — at Madison’s Lake Caroline Golf Course for the Mississippi Junior Golf Organization’s Cup matches, an event better known as the Junior Ryder Cup. The matches will pit juniors in various age groups in teams of 12 against the Arnold Palmer team. For Rutherford, 16, this will be his fourth time to play on the Jack Nicklaus Cup team. For Mekus, 15, this will be his third time to play in the event while Ingram, 18, and Whittington will make their debuts. Rutherford says Whittington is the real deal. “She can out-putt any of us,” Rutherford said. The Bowmar Elementary fifth grader took up golf in the past year. She was a softball player for three years. “I quit softball. Golf is more fun,” Whittington said. Being able to play as an individual seems to suit her, even though she’ll be on the same Nicklaus team as Rutherford, Mekus and Ingram, albeit with 10 to 12year-old girls. “It’s fun to play by myself,” Whittington said. This summer, she played in 10 junior girls events and won the Randy Watkins Tournament in Jackson. “I came in second and third a lot,” Whittington said. According to the MGO’s youth rankings, Whittington finished No. 1 in points in her 10 to 12-year-olds age group. More distance off the tee has been a key, but Whittington likes the short game better. “Probably irons is what I like best,” she said. “I just

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David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

From left, Parker Rutherford, 16, Chris Ingram, 18, Karley Whittington, 10, and Nick Mekus, 15, stand on the Clear Creek

GOLF got some USGA kid series irons. I love my irons.” Clear Creek golf pro Kent Smith said Whittington is hitting the ball better. “She’s gone from hitting about 150-yard drives to now 175,” Smith said. Whittington also credits the three guys for her improvement. “They’ve been really nice,” she said. “They let me play with them in the putting contest. Chris Ingram has helped me a lot in practice and in the tournaments, too.” For Ingram, it was all about helping his game, as well. Two weeks ago, he, Rutherford and Mekus played in the junior pro-am at the Viking Classic at the Annandale Golf Course.

Golf course Tuesday. The four golfers will compete in the Junior Ryder Cup this weekend at Lake Caroline in Madison.

Though he ranked 13th and just outside the top 12 qualifying level, he got in because one of the 12 qualified in his 16-to-18 age division dropped out. Ingram will play again at the MGO’s Cup matches. “Who did you take out?” Rutherford quipped. Ingram could only smile. “I credit my hard work and determination,” Ingram answered. The three guys are no strangers to team golf. Mekus and Ingram are staples in the St. Aloysius golf program while Rutherford is the mainstay at Warren Central. All four players have played at Lake Caroline, but Rutherford and Mekus know it best. “It’s kind of long in spots, a couple of long par 4s,”

Rutherford said. Mekus said just the oppposite in that Lake Caroline has plenty of opportunities. “It has some short par 5s. No. 11 and 12 are really short,” Mekus said. Rutherford, who in July played in the Warren County Cup for the Vicksburg Country Club, has gotten a lot of experience playing in these Ryder Cup style events. “On Saturday, it’s a fourball, and on Sunday, it’s single play,” Rutherford said. “I still like the singles matches better.” Rutherford finished sixth this summer in the MGO’s 14 to 15-year-old boys standings. Like Whittington, he won the Randy Watkins Tournament in Jackson. Mekus was 10th in the 14-15s standings.

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints decided they needed a new running back more than two field goal kickers. Hoping to boost a running game that ranks 31st in the NFL through five games, the Saints on Tuesday signed former Seattle running back Julius Jones and released 46-year-old kicker John Carney. Carney signed with the Saints in late September to fill in for struggling kicker Garrett Hartley — who was inacJulius tive the past Jones two weeks but now is poised to reclaim the job with Carney’s departure. Carney made five of six field goal attempts in two games, missing the final one — from 29 yards out — late in the third quarter of the Saints’ 30-20 loss at Arizona on Sunday. Jones was the Seahawks’ leading rusher the past two seasons, gaining 663 yards last season and 698 yards in 2008. The Saints are averaging only 75.6 yards rushing per game. They have played the last three games without Reggie Bush, who is recovering from a broken bone in his right leg, and the last two games without Pierre Thomas, who hurt his left ankle. Veteran Ladell Betts and undrafted rookie Chris Ivory have gotten all the work at running back the last two games, and Saints coach Sean Payton said as recently as Monday that he had no plans to look for another option at the position. “These are guys that we have a lot of confidence in,” Payton said Monday of Betts and Ivory.

Braves likely to replace Cox with Gonzalez MLB

By The Associated Press ATLANTA — Bobby Cox strolled into the Atlanta Braves clubhouse around lunchtime Tuesday with that familiar waddle, only this time he was wearing his new uniform: A blue golf shirt and slacks. The duds of retirement. “Are y’all still here?” he jokingly yelled toward the handful of players who had returned to clean out their lockers, not even 24 hours removed from a season-ending loss in the NL division series. On the first day of the rest of his life, Cox still had plenty of loose ends to tie up. First up was a meeting with general manager Frank Wren, probably to start graphing out his new consulting role with the organization. At some point, he’ll have to pack up his office to make room for the next guy. As strange as it seems, someone besides ol’ No. 6 will be occupying that spot next season — and all signs pointed to former Flor-

On D3 Texas advances to ALCS ida manager Fredi Gonzalez. “It’s still hard to believe he’s not going to be the manager come Fredi Gonzalez spring training,” Chipper Jones said of Cox. Wren made it clear he’s already got a timeframe in mind to name Cox’s successor. Gonzalez has seemed the most obvious choice since he was fired in June after 31⁄2 years as the Marlins manager, having posted a respectable record of 276-279 with one of baseball’s lowerpayroll teams but apparently running afoul of owner Jeffrey Loria for benching star shortstop Hanley Ramirez for a lack of hustle. Gonzalez was a minor

league manager in the Braves organization and did an apprenticeship as Cox’s third-base coach from 200306. He still lives in suburban Atlanta, remained tight with Cox and frequently turned up at Turner Field after being dumped by the Marlins. The Braves are likely to act quickly — Wren, after all, has known for more than a year that this would be Cox’s final season. Several media outlets reported that Atlanta will announce Gonzalez as its choice Thursday, one day after Cox holds a farewell news conference. The Braves had no comment on the reports, but Gonzalez would be a popular choice in the clubhouse and ensure a fairly smooth transition from a guy who’s been managing the team since 1990. Major League Baseball discourages major announcements from being made during the postseason, unless they are scheduled between rounds. The last See Braves, Page D3.

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Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox waves to fans after a 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of the NLDS on Monday. Cox retired as Braves’ manager.


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from staff & AP reports

NFL NFL reviewing catch rule CHICAGO — The NFL expects to review the catch rule that cost Lions receiver Calvin Johnson a potential winning touchdown in a season-opening loss to Chicago. The play was ruled a no-catch. After Johnson went to the turf with possession, he placed the ball on the ground as he ran to celebrate. It’s been one of the season’s most discussed — and dissed — calls. The competition committee will meet after the Super Bowl and then suggest any rules changes to team owners at the league’s spring meetings in March.

NBA Wade set to return from hamstring pull MIAMI — The first step of Dwyane Wade’s recovery from a strained right hamstring seems complete. Wade has resumed some light exercise and will likely begin what the Miami Heat call “extensive court work” in about a week. There is a chance Wade will return to play before the preseason ends. He pulled the hamstring very early in Miami’s preseason opener and has been rehabbing since. Miami’s preseason finale is Oct. 22 against Orlando. The Heat open the regular season in Boston on Oct. 26.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Washington State suspends two after marijuana bust PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State football coach Paul Wulff suspended two players who were arrested after Pullman police found 38 marijuana plants growing in the house the players and two other people rented. Jamal Atofau, a freshman backup linebacker, and Andre Barrington, a freshman who is academically ineligible this semester, were arrested along with the two others. Wulff said he is gathering facts and is not jumping to conclusions. Wulff said the suspensions do not necessarily mean the players will be kicked off the team. All four people arrested were booked and released from jail.

AUTO RACING Stewart gets new sponsor KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Tony Stewart announced a partnership with ExxonMobil that fills the primary sponsorship holes on his race car for next season. The announcement was made two days after Stewart’s win at California, which cut his deficit in the title race to a manageable 107 points. There are six races remaining in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, and Stewart is seeking his third NASCAR title. The multiyear contract with ExxonMobil will put its Mobil 1 brand on the hood of Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet for 11 races as primary sponsor. It will share main sponsorship duties on the No. 14 Chevrolet with Office Depot.

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct. 13 1903 — The Boston Pilgrims win the first World Series, 5 games to 3, with a 3-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. 1960 — Bill Mazeroski opens the bottom of the ninth with a home run off Ralph Terry of the New York Yankees to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 10-9 victory and the World Series championship. 1985 — Phil Simms of the New York Giants passes for 513 yards with an NFL-record 62 attempts in a 35-30 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Simms completes 40 passes with 29 for first downs, also an NFL record. 2001 — Georgia Southern fullback Adrian Peterson is held to 71 yards rushing, snapping his NCAA-record streak of 36 straight regular-season games with at least 100 yards.

AMERICAN CONFERENCE East

W N.Y. Jets............. 4 New England...... 3 Miami.................. 2 Buffalo................ 0 W Houston.............. 3 Jacksonville........ 3 Tennessee.......... 3 Indianapolis........ 3 W Baltimore............ 4 Pittsburgh........... 3 Cincinnati............ 2 Cleveland............ 1 W Kansas City........ 3 Oakland.............. 2 Denver................ 2 San Diego.......... 2

L 1 1 2 5

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PF 135 131 66 87

PA 81 96 92 161

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PA 136 137 95 101

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PF 92 86 100 78

PA 72 50 102 97

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PF 77 111 104 140

PA 57 134 116 106

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East

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

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PA 70 80 102 110

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West

L T Pct PF PA 2 0 .600 88 138 2 0 .500 75 77 3 0 .400 83 96 5 0 .000 76 130 ——— Sunday’s Games Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m. Miami at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Houston, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Baltimore at New England, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 4:15 p.m. Indianapolis at Washington, 8:20 p.m. Open: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Arizona, Carolina Monday’s Game Tennessee at Jacksonville, 8:30 p.m.

college football Top 25 Schedule

Thursday’s Game No. 25 West Virginia vs. South Florida, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Ohio St. at No. 18 Wisconsin, 6 p.m. No. 3 Boise St. at San Jose St., 7 p.m. No. 4 TCU vs. BYU, 3 p.m. No. 5 Nebraska vs. Texas, 2:30 p.m. No. 6 Oklahoma vs. Iowa St., 6 p.m. No. 7 Auburn vs. No. 12 Arkansas, 2:30 p.m. No. 8 Alabama vs. Ole Miss, 8 p.m. No. 9 LSU vs. McNeese St., 6 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina at Kentucky, 5 p.m. No. 11 Utah at Wyoming, 5 p.m. No. 13 Michigan St. vs. Illinois, 11 a.m. No. 15 Iowa at Michigan, 2:30 p.m. No. 16 Florida St. vs. Boston College, 11 a.m. No. 17 Arizona at Washington St., 6:30 p.m. No. 19 Nevada at Hawaii, 10:30 p.m. No. 20 Oklahoma St. at Texas Tech, 2:30 p.m. No. 21 Missouri at Texas A&M, 11 a.m. No. 22 Florida vs. Mississippi St., 6 p.m. No. 23 Air Force at San Diego St., 7 p.m. No. 24 Oregon St. at Washington, 9:15 p.m.

Mississippi Schedule

Saturday’s Games Southern Miss at Memphis, 11 a.m. Millsaps at Rhodes College, 1 p.m. Shorter College at Belhaven, 1:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Grambling St., 2 p.m. East Texas Baptist at Mississippi College, 3 p.m. Harding at Delta St., 4 p.m. Southern U. at Jackson St., 6 p.m. Mississippi St. at Florida, 6 p.m. Ole Miss at Alabama, 8 p.m.

——— SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

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

West

Conference W L LSU................................4 0 Auburn...........................3 0 Alabama........................2 1 Arkansas........................1 1 Ole Miss.......................1 1 Mississippi St..............1 2 Saturday’s Games Vanderbilt at Georgia, 11:21 a.m. Arkansas at Auburn, 2:30 p.m. South Carolina at Kentucky, 5 p.m. Mississippi St. at Florida, 6 p.m. McNeese St. at LSU, 7 p.m. Ole Miss at Alabama, 8 p.m.

CONFERENCE USA East Division

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

West Division

Conference W L SMU...............................3 0 Houston.........................2 0 UTEP.............................2 1 Tulsa..............................1 2 Tulane............................0 1 Rice...............................0 2 Wednesday’s Game UCF at Marshall, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Southern Miss at Memphis, 11 a.m. N.C. State at East Carolina, 11 a.m. Houston at Rice, 2:30 p.m. SMU at Navy, 2:45 p.m. UTEP at UAB, 3:05 p.m. Tulane at Tulsa, 6 p.m.

All Games W L 4 1 4 2 2 3 2 4 3 3 2 4 All Games W L 6 0 6 0 5 1 4 1 3 2 4 2

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Western

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

prep football MHSAA

Region 2-6A

Team Overall Region Madison Central.......................7-0.......................3-0 Northwest Rankin.....................7-0.......................3-0 Greenville-Weston....................4-3.......................2-1 Clinton......................................4-3.......................2-1 Grenada....................................1-6.......................1-2 Vicksburg................................1-6.......................1-2 Warren Central.......................1-6.......................0-3 Murrah......................................0-7.......................0-3 Oct. 7 Clinton 44, Murrah 7 Oct. 8 Madison Central 49, Warren Central 7 Northwest Rankin 37, Grenada 6 Vicksburg 20, Greenville-Weston 0 Friday’s Games Northwest Rankin at Clinton, 7 p.m. Vicksburg at Madison Central, 7 p.m. Warren Central at Murrah, 7 p.m. Grenada at Greenville-Weston, 7 p.m.

Region 4-1A

Team Overall Region Cathedral..................................6-1.......................3-0 Bogue Chitto............................5-2.......................3-0 Dexter.......................................4-4.......................3-1 Mount Olive..............................3-4.......................2-1 Sebastopol................................3-4.......................1-2 St. Aloysius.............................3-4.......................1-2 Salem.......................................2-5.......................0-4 West Lincoln.............................0-7.......................0-3 Oct. 8 Mount Olive 28, Dexter 12 Bogue Chitto 27, Sebastopol 24 St. Aloysius 7, Salem 6 Cathedral 53, West Lincoln 15 Thursday’s Game Dexter at Sebastopol, 7 p.m. Friday’s Games Salem at West Lincoln, 7 p.m. Cathedral at St. Aloysius, 7 p.m. Bogue Chitto at Mount Olive, 7 p.m.

Region 6-2A

Team Overall Region Wesson.....................................7-0.......................2-0 Puckett......................................5-2.......................1-1 Madison-St. Joe.......................5-3.......................1-1 Enterprise-Lincoln.....................3-4.......................1-1 Loyd Star..................................2-5.......................1-1 Hinds AHS...............................1-6.......................0-2 Oct. 8 Wesson 36, Loyd Star 19 Enterprise-Lincoln 35, Hinds AHS 8 Madison-St. Joe 21, Puckett 14 Friday’s Games Enterprise-Lincoln at Wesson, 7 p.m. Madison-St. Joe at Hinds AHS, 7 p.m. Loyd Star at Puckett, 7 p.m.

Region 4-3A

Team Overall Region Leflore County..........................6-1.......................2-0 Riverside...................................4-4.......................2-0 South Delta.............................5-3.......................1-1 Leland.......................................5-3.......................1-1 Marshall....................................1-7.......................0-2 Bailey Magnet..........................0-7.......................0-2 Oct. 8 Leflore County 40, Leland 25 Riverside 43, Bailey Magnet 6 South Delta 35, Marshall 0 Friday’s Games Bailey Magnet at Leflore County, 7 p.m. Riverside at South Delta, 7 p.m. Marshall at Leland, 7 p.m.

Region 7-4A

Team Overall Region North Pike................................7-1.......................2-0 South Pike................................2-5.......................2-0 Port Gibson.............................5-3.......................1-1 Lawrence County.....................3-5.......................1-1 Columbia..................................2-6.......................0-2 Crystal Springs.........................1-7.......................0-2 Oct. 8 North Pike 39, Port Gibson 6 South Pike 36, Columbia 7 Lawrence County 43, Crystal Springs 0 Friday’s Games South Pike at Lawrence County, 7 p.m. Port Gibson at Crystal Springs, 7 p.m. North Pike at Columbia, 7 p.m. ———

MAIS

District 5-A

Team Overall District *University Christian.................7-1.......................2-0 Newton County Academy........4-3.......................1-1 Porters Chapel........................4-4.......................1-1 Russell Christian......................2-5.......................0-2 *Clinched district title Oct. 8 Univ. Christian 40, Sharkey-Issaquena 0 Tri-County 35, Porters Chapel 14 Open date: Russell Christian, Newton Co. Aca. Friday’s Games University Christian at Russell Christian, 7 p.m. Riverfield at Porters Chapel, 7 p.m. Newton Co. Aca. at Leake Academy, 7 p.m.

District 4-A

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

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conference W L Jackson St...................2 1

1 3 3 5

All Games W L 4 1

Team Overall District Tri-County.................................8-0.......................2-0 Benton Academy......................4-4.......................2-0 Humphreys Academy...............3-4.......................1-1 Sharkey-Issaquena.................1-7.......................1-2 Clinton Christian.......................0-7.......................0-3 Oct. 8 Univ. Christian 40, Sharkey-Issaquena 0 Tri-County 35, Porters Chapel 14 Benton Academy 53, Clinton Christian 14 Humphreys Academy 46, Central Holmes 33 Friday’s Games Tri-County at Sharkey-Issaquena, 7 p.m. Carroll Academy at Humphreys Academy, 7 p.m.

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The Vicksburg Post

Open date: Clinton Christian, Benton Academy

District 6-A

Team Overall District Trinity........................................8-0.......................0-0 Tallulah Academy...................4-4.......................0-0 Oct. 8 Trinity 34, Brookhaven Academy 28 Tallulah Academy 48, Union Christian 16 Thursday’s Game Baton Rouge Home School at Trinity, 7 p.m. Friday’s Game Central Hinds at Tallulah Academy, 7 p.m.

District 4-AA

Team Overall District Brookhaven Academy..............7-1.......................2-0 Central Hinds..........................7-1.......................2-1 Columbia Academy..................2-6.......................2-1 Bowling Green..........................2-6.......................0-2 Amite........................................1-7.......................0-2 Oct. 8 Trinity 34, Brookhaven Academy 28 Central Hinds 21, Columbia Academy 10 Parklane 41, Bowling Green 6 Prentiss Christian 19, Amite 0 Friday’s Games Central Hinds at Tallulah Academy, 7 p.m. Brookhaven Academy at East Rankin, 7 p.m. Columbia Academy at Ben’s Ford, 7 p.m. Bowling Green at Amite, 7 p.m.

8-Man District 2

Team Overall District Tensas Academy.....................6-2.......................4-0 Briarfield..................................5-3.......................3-1 Collegiate Christian..................4-3.......................3-1 Park Place Christian................2-6.......................2-2 Rebul........................................4-4.......................1-3 Franklin Academy....................2-4.......................1-2 Mt. Salus..................................0-7.......................0-3 Oct. 8 Tensas 56, Briarfield 48 Collegiate Christian 44, Rebul 38 Franklin Academy 34, Park Place Christian 12 Delta 56, Mt. Salus 26 Friday’s Games Park Place Christian at Briarfield, 7 p.m. Collegiate Christian at Tensas Academy, 7 p.m. Mt. Salus at Franklin Academy, 7 p.m. Open date: Rebul ———

LHSAA

District 2-3A

Team Overall District Carroll.......................................5-1.......................1-0 Rayville.....................................2-4.......................1-0 Richwood..................................2-4.......................0-0 Madison Parish.......................1-5.......................0-1 Caldwell Parish........................0-6.......................0-1 Oct. 8 Carroll 24, Caldwell Parish 7 Rayville 42, Madison Parish 16 Richwood 36, Green Oaks 28 Friday’s Games Madison Parish at Carroll, 7 p.m. Caldwell Parish at Richwood, 7 p.m. Rayville at Loyola College Prep, 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 Pts Prv 1. South Panola (15)................(7-0) 150 1 2. Meridian................................(7-0) 129 3 3. Madison Central...................(7-0) 124 2 4. Gulfport.................................(7-0) 106 4 5. Starkville...............................(5-2) 55 NR Others receiving votes: Northwest Rankin 24, Southaven 12.

Class 5A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. West Jones (13)...................(6-0) 139 1 2. Picayune (1).........................(6-0) 136 2 3. Wayne County......................(6-1) 109 4 4. West Point............................(7-1) 90 3 5. Ridgeland (1)........................(7-0) 86 5 Others receiving votes: Vancleave 20, Callaway 13, Long Beach 7.

Class 4A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Lafayette (13).......................(8-0) 146 1 2. Purvis (2)..............................(7-0) 125 4 3. New Albany..........................(8-0) 123 2 4. Noxubee County...................(7-1) 107 3 5. North Pike.............................(7-1) 87 5 Others receiving votes: Greenwood 6, St. Stanislaus 6.

Class 3A

School W-L 1. Forest (9)..............................(8-0) 2. Philadelphia (5)....................(8-0) 3. Charleston............................(7-1) 4. Aberdeen (1)........................(7-1) 5. Tylertown..............................(5-2) Others receiving votes: Belmont 26, East Side 9, Kemper County 6.

Class 2A

School W-L 1. Taylorsville (13)....................(8-0) 2. Calhoun City.........................(8-0) 2. Bassfield (1).........................(7-1) 4. Lumberton.............................(7-0) 5. East Webster (1)..................(8-0) Others receiving votes: Wesson 15, 9, Puckett 6.

Pts Prv 142 2 138 1 113 3 105 4 49 5 Winona 12,

Pts Prv 148 1 120 3 120 2 99 4 83 NR West Bolivar

Class 1A

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Durant (15)...........................(8-0) 150 1 2. Cathedral..............................(6-1) 124 2 3. Okolona................................(5-2) 81 4 4. Nanih Waiya.........................(5-2) 74 5 5. Vardaman.............................(6-2) 62 NR Others receiving votes: Mount Olive 37, Smithville 31, Bogue Chitto 23, Dexter 6, West Oktibbeha 6, Biggersville 6.

MAIS

School W-L Pts Prv 1. Jackson Prep (8)..................(6-2) 130 1 2. Jackson Aca. (4)..................(7-1) 124 3 3. Trinity Episcopal (2).............(8-0) 116 4 4. Brookhaven Aca. (1)............(7-1) 104 2 5. Presbyterian Christian..........(7-1) 55 NR Others receiving votes: Pillow Aca. 31, Simpson Aca. 12, Central Hinds Aca. 8, Tri-County Aca. 7, Sylva-Bay Aca. 7, Madison-Ridgeland Aca. 6. ——— All Associated Press members in Mississippi are eligible to participate in the high school football poll. Those who voted for this week’s poll are:

Daily Leader, Brookhaven; Bolivar Commercial, Cleveland; Hattiesburg American, Hattiesburg; The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson; Laurel Leader-Call, Laurel; The Meridian Star, Meridian; The Natchez Democrat, Natchez; The Oxford Eagle, Oxford; Starkville Daily News, Starkville; Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo; The Vicksburg Post, Vicksburg.

mlb 2010 Postseason

DIVISION SERIES American League

Tampa Bay vs. Texas Oct. 6: Texas 5, Tampa Bay 1 Oct. 7: Texas 6, Tampa Bay 0 Oct. 9: Tampa Bay 6, Texas 3 Oct. 10: Tampa Bay 5, Texas 2 Tuesday: Texas 5, Tampa Bay 1, Texas wins series 3-2 Minnesota vs. New York Oct. 6: New York 6, Minnesota 4 Oct. 7: New York 5, Minnesota 2 Oct. 9: New York 6, Minnesota 1, New York wins series 3-0

National League

Oct. Oct. Oct. wins Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. wins

Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati 6: Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 0 8: Philadelphia 7, Cincinnati 4 10: Philadelphia 2, Cincinnati 0, Philadelphia series 3-0 San Francisco vs. Atlanta 7: San Francisco 1, Atlanta 0 8: Atlanta 5, San Francisco 4, 11 innings 10: San Francisco 3, Atlanta 2 11: San Francisco 3, Atlanta 2, San Francisco series 3-1 ———

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES American League

Friday: New York (Sabathia 21-7) at Texas Saturday: New York (Pettitte 11-3 or Hughes 18-8) at Texas Sunday: Texas at New York (Hughes 18-8 or Pettitte 11-3) Monday: Texas at New York (Burnett 10-15) Oct. 20: Texas at New York, if necessary

National League

Saturday: San Francisco (Lincecum 16-10) at Philadelphia (Halladay 21-10) Sunday: San Francisco (Cain 13-11) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 13-13) Monday: Philadelphia (Hamels 12-11) at San Francisco (Sanchez 13-9) Oct. 20: Philadelphia at San Francisco Oct. 21: Philadelphia at San Fran., if necessary

nascar Sprint Cup Schedule Sept. 19 — Sylvania 300 (Clint Bowyer) Sept. 26 — AAA 400 (Jimmie Johnson) Oct. 3 — Price Chopper 400 (Greg Biffle) Oct. 10 — Pepsi MAX 400 (Tony Stewart) 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

Through Oct. 10 1. Jimmie Johnson.......................................... 5,673 2. Denny Hamlin............................................. 5,637 3. Kevin Harvick.............................................. 5,619 4. Jeff Gordon................................................. 5,588 5. Tony Stewart............................................... 5,566 6. Kurt Busch.................................................. 5,533 7. Carl Edwards.............................................. 5,511 8. Jeff Burton.................................................. 5,496 9. Kyle Busch.................................................. 5,486 10. Greg Biffle.................................................. 5,458 11. Matt Kenseth............................................. 5,432 12. Clint Bowyer.............................................. 5,426

Nationwide Series Schedule Oct. 2 — Kansas Lottery 300 (Joey Logano) Oct. 9 — CampingWorld.com 300 (Kyle Busch) Oct. 15 — Dollar General 300, Concord, N.C. Oct. 23 — Gateway 250, Madison, Ill. Nov. 6 — O’Reilly Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 13 — Wypall 200, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 20 — Ford 300, Homestead, Fla.

Nationwide Series Standings

Through Oct. 9 1. Brad Keselowski......................................... 2. Carl Edwards.............................................. 3. Kyle Busch.................................................. 4. Justin Allgaier............................................. 5. Paul Menard............................................... 6. Kevin Harvick.............................................. 7. Joey Logano............................................... 8. Trevor Bayne.............................................. 9. Steve Wallace............................................. 10. Jason Leffler.............................................

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-3-0 La. Pick 4: 6-9-7-4 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-1-4 La. Pick 4: 6-9-0-8 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-8-3 La. Pick 4: 7-8-2-9 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-8-1 La. Pick 4: 9-0-2-4 Easy 5: 2-7-12-16-34 La. Lotto: 2-13-15-27-30-36 Powerball: 14-26-37-41-46 Powerball: 24; Power play: 5 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-1-3 La. Pick 4: 5-9-7-7 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-0-3 La. Pick 4: 0-7-9-2 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

4,764 4,380 4,279 3,938 3,866 3,763 3,392 3,391 3,351 3,315


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

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Lee lifts Texas to ALCS ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Texas Rangers mobbed Cliff Lee in front of the pitcher’s mound before trotting off to the clubhouse for a celebration 50 seasons in the making. Champagne was on ice, but first the AL West champions slipped on red t-shirts, fitted themselves with goggles and toasted the first playoff series victory in franchise history with plastic bottles of ginger ale. The bubbly flowed only after Josh Hamilton left the room. The major league batting champion, who overcame alcohol and drug problems to revive his career, appreciated the show of support. “I’m speechless. This is so unbelievable,” Hamilton said Tuesday night after the Rangers beat Tampa Bay 5-1 in the decisive Game 5 of the AL division series. “For my teammates to under-

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stand why I can’t be part of the celebration, for them to adapt it, it’s amazing,” he added. “It shows a lot about them.” Cliff Lee added another impressive line to his sparkling October resume, striking out 11 in a six-hitter that stopped the Rays from finishing an improbable comeback in a series in which the road team won every game — a first in major league history. “It was a lot of fun, I know that much,” Lee said. “We had our back against the wall today and we came out and performed.” The Rangers will host the defending champion Yankees in the opener of the best-ofseven ALCS on Friday night. Texas’ three previous playoff appearances ended with firstround losses to New York, in 1996, ’98 and ’99. The teams split eight games

during the regular season, including Texas’ three-game sweep at home in September. Lee beat the Yankees twice in last year’s World Series for Philadelphia. “It’s something a lot of these guys have never been a part of, I’ve never been a part of, so it’s exciting,” Hamilton said. “We’ll be ready.” Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning for Texas, the only active major league franchise that hadn’t won a playoff series. Lee improved to 6-0 with a 1.44 ERA and three complete games in seven career postseason starts, striking out 54 and walking six in 561⁄3 innings. He had 21 strikeouts and no walks in 16 innings against Tampa Bay. “I don’t think you can ask any more of a guy,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said. The left-hander, acquired

from Seattle in July, allowed just two baserunners after working through a thirdinning jam and retired his final nine batters. “He was the Cliff Lee that everybody is used to seeing and he got the job done tonight,” said Rays outfielder Carl Crawford, who might have played his last game with Tampa Bay because he can become a free agent after the World Series. When B.J. Upton popped out to shortstop for the final out, Lee didn’t even watch the ball drop into Elvis Andrus’ glove. He simply walked toward catcher Bengie Molina and the two hugged as Rangers players poured onto the field to mob them. “It’s a dream come true,” said outfielder Jeff Francoeur, who was acquired in a trade from the New York Mets on Aug. 31.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A piece of debris clung to the grill of Jimmie Johnson’s car a mere 17 laps into the race at Auto Club Speedway, and for a bit, it appeared the four-time defending NASCAR champion was in some rare trouble. As the garbage flapped off the front of his Chevrolet, the temperatures climbed to levels high enough to cause concern for Johnson and his Hendrick Motorsports team. It also created some wishful thinking from the championship contenders eager to see Johnson suffer a stroke of bad luck. Alas, it wasn’t to be. A pit stop 21 laps later gave his crew a chance to clean the grill, and Johnson set sail for a third-place finish. Not so for many of his challengers, who one-by-one suffered through championship-crippling crisis during Sunday’s race. Now Johnson again sits atop the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship standings, and the list of drivers capable of dethroning him is dwindling. What was one of the tightest Chases in its seven year history at the start of the race — nine drivers were separated by 101 points — was blown open three hours later when the checkered flag fell. The unraveling began with a disastrous day for Roush-

NASCAR Sprint Cup points 1. Jimmie Johnson..........5,673 2. Denny Hamlin..........5,637 3. Kevin Harvick............5,619 4. Jeff Gordon...............5,588 5. Tony Stewart.............5,566 6. Kurt Busch.................5,533 7. Carl Edwards.............5,511 8. Jeff Burton.................5,496 9. Kyle Busch..................5,486 10. Greg Biffle...............5,458 11. Matt Kenseth.........5,432 12. Clint Bowyer...........5,426 Fenway Racing. Greg Biffle’s engine expired 40 laps into the race, and a week after using a win at Kansas to get back into the title hunt, his chances had blown up in a plume of white smoke. Th e n t e a m m at e Ca r l Edwards, the strongest of the three Roush contenders, had a problem with his ignition box that sent him to the garage for repairs. He finished 34th and dropped three spots in the standings to seventh. Matt Kenseth had a decent run most of Sunday, then his Roush engine had a late problem that sent him to a 30thplace finish. “That probably took all three of us out for a legitimate shot in one race, so that’s really disappointing,” Kenseth said. Jeff Gordon and Kevin Har-

vick were both flagged for speeding on pit road, drawing costly penalties that forced them to work doubletime for their top-10 finishes. Kyle Busch’s engine failed late in the race, causing him to declare his shot at the title over, and older brother, Kurt, was wrecked by David Ragan with seven laps remaining to wipe out his shot at a top-10 finish. When the carnage was over, the field had been widened to only three drivers within 85 points of Johnson. Tony Stewart, the winner, shaved 20 points off of his deficit but sits fifth in the standings, 107 points out. So why is it that Johnson is seemingly able to hit cruise control during the Chase and coast to title after title while his challengers suffer through a myriad of mistakes, mechanical failures and bad breaks? The answer is complex. To start, the 10 Chase tracks suit Johnson and his team. He’s won at nine of the 10 venues, and has a combined 30 career victories at Chase tracks. His crew chief, Chad Knaus, has the luxury of having a team so good that making the Chase is not a question. It gives Knaus the opportunity to spend much of the “regular season” fine-tuning for the final 10-race push. But most important, in

Jimmie Johnson celebrates after winning a race at Dover International Speedway earlier this season. racing, teams tend to make their own luck. Johnson is so often in a comfortable position that he and the No. 48 team can approach each race as business as usual. There’s no risk-taking, no need to get aggressive on the track, and no point in experimenting with new setups or equipment. He’s not often in position to be racing like a mad man for a strong finish, something that cost Kurt Busch in two Chase races so far this season. Johnson doesn’t have to try to stretch a final tank of fuel to the finish line, as Stewart failed to do in the opener at New Hampshire.

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ist Peter Moylan and the bullpen looks in good hands. “It’s been the strength of our club,” Wren said. “Pitching is the hardest thing to get, and we have it.” Other than hiring a new manager, the top priority for the offseason is clear. The Braves desperately need a power-hitting outfielder — preferably right-handed — to bolster a lineup that was shaky at best and had no chance after season-ending injuries to Jones and All-Star infielder Martin Prado. Atlanta batted .175 and scored only nine runs in its four-game loss to San Francisco in the playoffs. Jones, who had considered retiring, changed his mind after going down with a knee injury. He hopes to be at close to full strength by the start of spring training and would presumably reclaim third base. That would send Prado back to second and free up Omar Infante, perhaps the team’s biggest surprise, to go wherever he’s needed. Infante wound up third in the NL in hitting (.321) and can play six positions. He even threw out the possibility of moving to center field, a weak spot for the Braves ever since they parted ways with Andruw Jones.

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Continued from Page D1. division series game was played Tuesday night and the AL championship series doesn’t begin until Friday. Braves pitcher Jair Jurrjens said he hopes the next manager is in the same mold as Cox, who didn’t ask much of his players beyond working hard and showing up on time. If they followed those two simple rules (and abided by a couple of other minor pet peeves: No loud music or using cell phones in the clubhouse), they knew Cox had their back. “When you come in here now, you know what kind of rules you have,” Jurrjens said. “You hope it’s not going to be different, just the same type of guy, someone who lets us do our thing and have fun. I don’t want a sergeant to come in here with a bunch of rules.” Cox’s successor will inherit a team that has one of baseball’s best pitching staffs. The rotation is in good hands with 17-game winner Tim Hudson, Derek Lowe, Tommy Hanson and Jurrjens. Even though closer Billy Wagner is retiring along with Cox, a trio of promising rookies emerged this season: Jonny Venters (1.95 ERA, 93 strikeouts in 83 innings), Craig Kimbrel (0.44 ERA, 40 Ks in 202⁄3 innings) and Mike Dunn (1.89 ERA). Throw in ground-ball special-

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The Vicksburg Terminators U-12 girls soccer team finished second at the Clinton Fall Tournament on Sept. 25. Team members are, front row from left, Railey George, Abigayle Davis, Baylee Etheridge, Ashton Jones, Anne withan assistant from Jessie Hallberg. Preston Lynch and Cameron Howard from Team Lynch scored two goals apiece. Jay Madison 4, Cheryl Boyd’s Team 3 - Daniel Llopis scored one unassisted goal, and Jessie Hallberg scored two goals for Boyd’s team. Zachary Boyd had an assist for Boyd’s. Cheryl Boyd’s Team 4, Scott Bourne’s Team 3 Jessie Hallberg scored three goals and Dorian Tuminello added one to lead Boyd’s team to the win. Brian Bresnahan, Colten Easterling and

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William Farthing all had one assist. Cheryl Boyd’s Team 10, Chris Dixon’s Team 5 - William Farthing scored three unassisted goals, Dorian Tuminello scored twice, and Boyd’s Team rolled to a win. Zachariah Bresnahan added a goal for Boyd’s, Colten Easterling had two goals and an assist, and Jessie Hallberg had two unassisted goals. Daniel Llopis also had an assist. Cheryl Boyd’s Team 2, Eric Coulter’s Team 1 Colten Easterling scored one goal off an assist from Zacha-

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