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tODAY IN HIStOrY 1910: Social reformer and poet Julia Ward Howe, author of “The Battle Hymn of Julia Ward Howe the Republic,” dies in Portsmouth, R.I. at age 91. 1931: Mobster Al Capone is convicted of income tax evasion. (Sentenced to 11 years in prison, Capone was released in 1939.) 1933: Albert Einstein arrives in the United States as a refugee from Nazi Germany. 1973: Arab oil-producing nations announce they will begin cutting back oil exports to Western nations and Japan; the result is a total embargo that lasts until March 1974. 1990: The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is created. 2009: Songwriter Vic Mizzy, 93, who’d composed the catchy themes for the 1960s sit-coms “The Addams Family” and “Green Acres,” dies in Bel Air, Calif.

New superintendent sees ‘a model district’ By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com

The day a cadaver was placed in front of first-year medical student Elizabeth Duran Swinford, she went home and told her mother she was dropping out of school. “I told her I was probably born to be a doctor, but not a medical doctor,” Swinford said and laughed. “She said, ‘No, no one withdraws from medical school;’ I told her I was about to become that first statistic.” Swinford took her biology degree and turned to teaching, eventually earning a doctorate in educational leadership. “I kept my promise to my mother — I became a doctor,” she said. The new superintendent of the Vicksburg Warren School District has told the story to civic and business groups she has addressed in her first six weeks on the job. It’s appears to be an apt

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Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford walks through the halls of Vicksburg High School. illustration of her approach to things: see the end result, and map a course to get there. “Small steps,” she said in an interview last week in her office at the district headquarters on Mission 66. “I’m a visionary. Things can be broken down and done

in smaller pieces, but I have to see where I want to end up before I start.” Swinford, 48, was born in New York, a “surprise” baby born to a U.S. Navy chaplain in his 50s and a former school teacher. When Swinford was 8 — “the same time the first

person walked on the moon,” she noted — her father retired and took his family to Puerto Rico, his birthplace. Two older children were already grown. Swinford went to school on the island, received her undergraduate degree and made that promise to her

mother. After the anatomy class, however, Swinford saw that maybe her mother’s course — being a teacher — was the right path to the goal. She began with a position at the American Military Academy in Puerto Rico, teaching science to advanced, English-speaking secondary students. She was married and had two children, and in 1988, she and her family moved to Florida, where she took a job at Warner Christian Academy. “It was convenient,” she said. “My kids attended preschool there at the time. They were right there with me, in the same building. As soon as my daughter hit first grade, I got a job as a biology teacher at Deltona High School.” Within nine months, she was promoted to dean of students. “I always set small goals,” she said. “When I was a See Swinford, Page A2.

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China mine blast kills 21, traps 16; news coverage limited By The Associated Press BEIJING — China joined the world in breathless coverage of the Chilean mine rescue, but when a gas blast killed 21 Chinese miners and trapped 16 Saturday, the national TV evening news didn’t say a word. Rescuers said they were fighting tons of coal dust to reach the miners, who had been located but whose conditions were unknown. The rescuers also faced dangerous gas levels and the risk of falling rocks as they worked their way into the

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more than two months. Chinese media had detailed coverage as the Chilean men emerged to cheers. Some in China asked whether their own officials would make as much of an effort in a similar disaster, and be just as open about the progress of rescue efforts. The test came quickly for China, whose mining industry is the most dangerous in

the world. Saturday’s blast at a staterun mine in Henan province occurred as workers were drilling a hole to release pressure from a gas buildup to decrease the risk of explosions, the state work safety administration said. Another gas blast at the same mine two years ago killed 23 people, state media said. Saturday’s blast at the Pingyu Coal & Electric Co. Ltd. mine unleashed more than 2,500 tons of coal dust, See China, Page A9.

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Swinford Continued from Page A1. teacher, I thought it would be nice to be dean of students or maybe assistant principal, but not principal. I just never thought I’d want to do that.” But she climbed the ladder, at each rung thinking along the same lines — contented, but maybe, at some point, the next higher job might be interesting to tackle. “I always thought about what would be the next position in order to continue growing professionally,” she said. “Unless you have goals and keep moving forward, you stop learning.” Others were looking at her potential for professional growth, too. After moving to California for several years, Swinford, by then divorced, took “a leap of faith” and returned to the South, without a job, but with two high-school-aged children. They lived temporarily with her sister on the Gulf Coast, and she applied for the principalship at C.E. Byrd High School, a science and mathematics magnet school in Caddo Parish, La. Instead of hiring her as principal, though, the superintendent chose Swinford to be director of certified personnel for the 42,000-student district. She remained for two years, moving in 2003 to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System to become associate superintendent for human resources for seven years and to be closer to her mother and sister. “Dr. Swinford has been the consummate professional,” EBR school board member Noel Hammatt said shortly after Swinford was chosen as VWSD’s new superintendent.

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Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford in her office at the school district’s headquarters on Mission 66 “She was unwavering in her support of policies, procedures and practices that supported the best interests of the students.” VWSD’s board members were split 3-2 on hiring Swinford as the district’s fifth superintendent, but offered her a two-year contract at $125,000 annually. Small steps, from a private school classroom to head of a 9,000-student district. “I’ve had great mentors along the way,” Swinford said. “They all polished me and they knew I was superintendent material before I did.” Now, she said, she’s not looking for the next rung on the ladder. “I’m looking for a place to call home,” she said. In 2009, the VWSD was rated At Risk of Failure by the Mississippi Department of Education, a rating that was repeated in 2010, shortly after Swinford’s arrival. Most of the schools had shown improvement, however, and five had moved up. The two top goals trustees set for

Swinford as she took office were bring up test scores and improving the district’s image — goals she also had set for herself. “I did my homework,” she told a Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce luncheon in September, a meeting more heavily attended than usual by business and community leaders. “But little did I know, what I thought I was getting into, I wasn’t. It’s a whole lot better.” Since taking office, Swinford has visited schools and classrooms, studied organizational charts and met with staff. At September’s board meeting, she won approval from trustees to create a curriculum and instruction department and hire a firm to plan and coordinate professional development, steps she says are necessary to achieve her vision. “Two years is a very short timeline, but I see us moving out of At Risk of Failure,” she said. “I see children who are behind catching up. I see us

The Vicksburg Post being able to provide more options to over-age kids. Graduation rates will start to improve.” She has found the elementary schools to be in good shape in curriculum pacing, periodic skills testing and using class- and research-derived data to drive teaching. “Every time I step into a classroom, I’m very impressed with what I find,” she said. She carries a standard rubric or chart as she observes teachers and reviews her findings and comments with principals, leaving a copy with them so the teachers also can see them. Much of Swinford’s longer-term efforts are beginning to localize in the junior high schools, she said, where the results will take a little longer to gauge. But in five years, she believes, other school districts will be coming here for advice and guidance. “I see us being a model school district,” Swinford said. “We didn’t get to where we are overnight. No one should expect us to get out overnight, either.” Even while moving inexorably toward her goals, Swinford’s feet are firmly in the present. She sometimes tell visitors to her office to ignore noises from her two cell phones — one business, one personal — because they’re scores or sports news updates from ESPN. She’s a “big-time Mets fan” who is rooting for the Giants in the playoffs. In football she loves the Saints, the New York Giants and LSU, and is a fan of “the other” football, as well, especially with Spain, “the mother country,” reigning World Cup soccer champion. In an instant she can also

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Ridgeway Baptist — Revival, 11 today and 6 tonight; 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; evangelist Danny Long; 4684 Redwood Road. Morning Star Seventh Day Adventist — Revelation of Hope, 7 tonight-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday; Darron George, pastor; 1954 Sky Farm Ave. Triumphant Baptist — Coat, clothes and blanket drive; noon-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 224 R.L. Chase Circle; 601-6344788; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays; multipurpose building, 74 Scenic Drive; 601-638-8072. Christ Episcopal — Spiritual education for ages 6-10 and junior youth programs for ages 11-14; 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays; co-sponsored by Baha’is of Vicksburg. Jeanine Hensley, 601-415-3253; Alma Smith, 601-636-8628; Sunday school building two doors down from church at 1115 Main St.; youth. educ@gmail.com. Shady Grove Baptist — Harvest Drive through Oct. 31; nonperishable items; 61 Shady Grove Circle.

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Rosa A. Temple Class of 1966 Reunion — 3 today; reunion planning; Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave.; 601415-0512 or 601-218-1355. Letitia Street Reunion — 4 today; planning meeting; Ameristar’s Heritage Buffet; 601-218-3869. Exchange Club — 12:30 p.m. Monday; Hibachi Grill. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe. Openwood Garden — 7 p.m. Tuesday; 5 Beauguard Drive. Lions Club —Noon Wednesday; Larry Pharr, Batesville Casket Co., speaker; Jacques’ Cafe. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Georgia Lynn, speaker, animal cruelty laws. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club 2052 — Noon Thursday; Toney’s, 1903 Mission 66; Jeff Hensley, 601-634-4596.

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Haunted Vicksburg Tours — Thursday-Sundays in October; for times and fees, visit www. hauntedvicksburg.com; Bazsinsky House, 1022 Monroe St.

Senior Center — Monday: 9 a.m., Curtis bridge; 10, chair exercises; 1 p.m., card games. Free Hunter Safety Course — 6-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; Social Security number and all three nights mandatory; minimum age 10 in calendar year; Lonnie Friar, 601636-8883; Hinds Community College, Mississippi 27. Public Library — 10:30 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; story time for preschool and toddlers; 10:30 Thursday; day-care

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Mount Carmel Ministries activities listed in Saturday’s Religion section were incorrect. Services at the 2015 Grove St. church begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11, with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearse at 5 p.m. Mondays, and praise and worship choir at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays; men’s fellowship is at 7

p.m. Thursdays; and exercise class is at 8 a.m. Saturdays. Monya Williams will preach an initial sermon at 3 p.m. today. Hallelujah Night is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30, and the Harvest Ball for 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at City Auditorium. •

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President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick wave to the crowd during Saturday’s rally. end rally, in a sport coat but no tie. As he has throughout this campaign season, Obama

sought to frame the election as a choice between his policies, which he says are moving the country forward, and those of

the GOP, who he says want to return to the policies of the past. “The worst thing we could do is go back to a philosophy that nearly destroyed our economy,” Obama said. Although Massachusetts is among the nation’s most liberal states, the last four governors before Patrick were Republicans. Massachusetts voters have opted for GOP governors as a hedge against perceived excesses by the Democratic-run state Legislature. A poll from Suffolk University and WHDH-TV shows Patrick with a 7-point lead over Republican challenger Charles Baker. Patrick is also being challenged by indepen-

dent Timothy Cahill, whose candidacy threatens to split the anti-Patrick vote. Obama’s remarks were interrupted twice by protesters demanding more funding for HIV/AIDS. Supporters in the crowd tried to drowned out the protesters by chanting, “Yes We Can,” Obama’s slogan during the 2008 presidential campaign. Obama responded directly to the protesters, saying his administration had increased AIDS funding and telling them to, “take a look at what the Republican leadership has to say about AIDS funding.” With the Nov. 2 election quickly approaching, Obama has been campaigning coast

to coast, raising money for candidates and looking to energize Democratic voters whose enthusiasm has waned since the 2008 election. While the White House says it still believes Democrats will retain control of the House and Senate, a sputtering economy leaves the political climate perilous for the president’s party. Recent polls suggest Republicans may well retake the House and make major gains in the Senate. “There is no doubt that this a difficult election. That’s because we’ve been through an incredibly difficult time as a nation,” Obama told the crowd of Democrats.

U.S. studying Internet safety method set for December launch in Australia WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is reviewing an Australian program that will allow Internet service providers to alert customers if their computers are taken over by hackers and could limit online access if people don’t fix the problem. Obama administration officials have met with industry leaders and experts to find ways to increase online safety while trying to balance securing the Internet and guarding people’s privacy. Experts and U.S. officials are interested in portions of the plan, set to go into effect in Australia in December. But any move toward Internet regulation or monitoring by the U.S. government or industry could trigger opposition. The discussions come as private, corporate and government computers across the U.S. are increasingly being taken over and exploited by hackers and other computer criminals. White House cybercoordinator Howard Schmidt told The Associated Press that the U.S. is looking at a number of voluntary ways to help the public and small businesses better protect themselves online. Possibilities include provisions in the Australia plan that enable customers to get warnings from their Internet providers if their computer

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Stupid Dog fighting is no sport Enough, already. Really, wouldn’t you think the Michael Vick story would have been enough to put an end to the raging stupidity that is the “sport” of dog fighting? The man went to prison, fell from a $13 million football-playing contract to a $10 an hour construction job and lived under house arrest for more than a year after he pleaded guilty to fighting dogs and killing those that did not perform. Now, less than two years later, Warren County firefighters — volunteers at that — were out doing their work when they found 12 pit bull dogs tethered by

logging chains to spikes of iron, left in the woods without adequate food and water and ready to fight, only because that is all they had been taught. For what? For the “sport” of watching, betting, smelling the blood that oozes from the gashes as the dogs scrap for their lives. Stupid enough? Forms of gambling are legal in Warren County, across the river in Louisiana and in most states in the Southeast. Dogs do not have to die or be maimed. How stupid is it? So what happens to the Michael Vick of Warren County? When he or she or they are caught — and Sheriff Martin

Pace is confident arrests will be made — felony charges likely will be filed and court action will come. Vick was allowed to return to the football field eventually; the outcome for Warren County’s Vick is yet to be determined. And the dogs? Because of Vick’s notoriety and the nationwide outrage, many of his victims were saved, nursed to health and re-acclimated to a kinder and gentler life. The 12 dogs in Warren County, on the other hand, could look only to a peaceful death with a knockout serum instead of knockout rips in the ring. How stupid is it?

Developer thinking out of the (candy) box Steven L. Craig is a successful developer with national name recognition and presumably the wherewithal to spend as he wants. For part of it, he’s chosen Vicksburg. The choice came as the company of which he is CEO, Craig Realty Group of Newport Beach, Calif., put money where the proverbial mouth is — in a business where new college graduates, already schooled about business operations, accounting and marketing, became, as Craig put it, “immersed in entrepreneurism at the earliest age possible.” Executives at Rocky Mountain Choc-

olate Factory and professors at the Steven L. Craig School of Business at Missouri Western State University picked the best of three business plans for a store in Vicksburg. The idea was to teach the writers of the winning plan through hands-on application how to run a business. Immerse them, Craig said. And so they are immersed. Brady Ellis and TyAnn Williamson, both 20-something Midwesterners, are here, managing a store at the Outlets at Vicksburg. Their hands definitely are on the goods, from early mornings to late evenings as they put their school-

learned knowledge to use by cooking, cleaning, keeping books and serving customers with intentions of one day owning a big chunk of the sweet deal. Like so many of the German, Chinese, Lebanese and Italian immigrants generations before, these two transplants are learning how to operate a business in Vicksburg. They’re immersed. Ellis and Williamson are learning; Vicksburg has another store; residents and tourists have another place to stop. Sounds like a good plan all the way around. Maybe others can learn from it, even try it. After all, it sure looks and smells like a sweet deal.

States look for revenue transfusions Local and state governments across the country scrambled to adopt balanced budgets. Many of them could have even less money for next year’s spending plans. That’s not good news, and it’s made even worse with the prospect of having to pay a large part of the nationalized health care that is beginning to take effect. Even as 20 states try to convince a federal court that the mandated federal health care program is unconstitutional, a recent poll shows that many people want Obamacare to do even more than the legislation mandates. Of course, taxpayers will have to pay for the coverage, regardless of how far the benefits go. And despite their desire for more services, people generally don’t like tax increases, as those dealing with their government budgets have been reminded. With this in mind, officials will have to deal with the fact that states will have to pay a fair part of Obamacare costs. Even before those new charges kick in,

some states already have had had to curtail health care services. With the projected revenue shortfalls for the next year (or more), how will states pay for their share of the millions of people expected to join the government health care rolls? It can only come from one place: taxpayers’ pockets. The federal government allocated $5 billion to assist the states, but that amount will be spread out over four years, for all states. As many as 30 million people are predicted to be enrolled in the federal health plan, in addition to those who already receive Medicaid, Medicare and veterans’ health care. That number might be even higher, given the obstacles the bill imposed on those who want to maintain private coverage. In order to raise money for the government program, the bill imposes a higher premium tax on commercial insurance and adds new taxes on the development and sale of medical devices. The pre-

mium tax will have a direct effect on private insurance costs, while the tax on devices will have an indirect effect patients could face higher costs that will pay for the charge on new devices, or find themselves dealing with insurers that will only cover the older, and presumably inferior old equipment. Getting more people insured is a laudable goal. However, policies that increase costs serve to deter, not encourage, participation; that is why so many people are concerned that the law will drive more customers onto tax-supported programs rather than private insurance. That’s not good if you are a taxpayer, as most people are. Worse, it’s still unclear what will happen to all those millions of people expecting complete health care services when the money runs out. The options mean higher taxes, or lower quality of service. Or, as we have seen with so many other government programs, both.

The evolving campaign narratives in Mississippi’s 2010 mid-term congressional campaigns have become so formulaic and contrived that the candidates are being rendered unrecognizable and many voters are losing interest in droves. Effective congressmen serve their constituents by stacking seniority and gaining committee assignments on committees that position them to benefit their specific districts. Think about Jamie Whitten, John Stennis, Jim Eastland, Sonny Montgomery, Pat Harrison, Trent Lott, Thad Cochran and other congressional lions from Mississippi’s relatively recent history.

Old school? Beyond that, successful congressmen are those best able to work effectively not just with those with whom they agree in their own party, but with those with whom they disagree across the aisle. Seniority is achieved by keeping one’s fences mended with the voters back home and by providing reliable and responsive constituent services — helping people with Social Security, Veterans Administration and rural water assoSID ciation problems. Committee assignments are won by making nice with the leaders of one’s own party. Finally, bipartisan success is achieved by being as good as one’s word and not voting in total lockstep with either party on Capitol Hill. It also helps to have some vision, courage and to be willing to say “no” on occasion. The evolving campaign narratives in 2010 in Mississippi tend to ignore all those facts. Of course, Democrats Travis Childers, Gene Taylor and Bennie Thompson voted for Nancy Pelosi for House speaker. They are Democrats. What did their constituents expect? Of course, Republican Alan Nunnelee and Stephen Palazzo voted to cut spending on state programs in the Legislature and generally supported Republican Gov. Haley Barbour on issues such as state Medicaid finance and eminent domain. Nunnelee and Palazzo are Republicans and — unlike Congress — the state Legislature is required to submit a balanced budget.

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Look at the records The putrid campaign narratives being served up in the state’s two most hotly contested congressional campaigns are distorting the records of all four major party candidates. Childers, Nunnelee, Taylor and Palazzo are all good, decent men who’ve kept faith with their campaign promises. All four have voting records. Study them and study them in context. But the tenor of the current campaign leaves that reality in a steaming pile. Are trumped up guilt-by-association half-truths spun in YouTube ads really the best that the national congressional campaign committees for both Democrats and Republicans can do to motivate voters? No wonder there are so many minor party and independent candidates floating around out there and no wonder so many establishment candidates in both parties are getting their brains beat out in the primaries.

• Contact Perspective Editor Sid Salter at (601) 961-7084 or e-mail ssalter@clarionledger.com.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

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WEEK IN VIcKsburg Vicksburg residents were treated to diverse temperatures throughout the week. Highs ranged from the upper 70s to lower 90s; overnight lows fluctuated from the upper 40s to upper 60s. A half-inch of rainfall was reported one day during the week, though not all areas saw precipitation. The Mississippi River dropped during the week from 18.2 feet to 15.5 feet before it began a slight rise. Forecasters were predicting a reading of 16.3 for today on the local gauge. Landmark status was denied for the Ceres Plantation House by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History during its Board of Trustees meeting in Columbus. Port commissioners are now expected to debate whether to keep or raze the structure. The Warren County Sheriff’s Department seized 12 chained pit bull terriers from a wooded area north of C.J. Fisher Drive, a private road off Mississippi 27. Volunteer firefighters extinguishing a nearby blaze discovered the dogs, most of which were scarred from probable fighting. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen agreed to use city funds to proceed with renovations on the Levee Street Depot while waiting for $1.9 million in federal stimulus money to be released. The city will then apply for complete reimbursement. Lamar Roberts, who is developing the depot into Vicksburg Transportation Museum, is asking the public for donations of transportation artifacts to be included as exhibits at the building. Nathan Davis was overall winner in the Over the River Run with a time of 27:40. The women’s race was won by Kristi Hall of Vicksburg. Local artists gathered to help Lesley Silver, owner of the Attic Gallery studio, transform her years-old Toyota stationwagon into a rolling work of art. Various objects were glued to the car as part of the gallery’s 39th anniversary celebration. A pair from Missouri has opened Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at the Outlets at Vicksburg. The duo, former athletes at Missouri Western State University, studied Vicksburg’s business market last summer. Downtown Partners, an advisory panel that has met monthly since March, voted to host its first project — to increase foot traffic on Washington Street. Residents will be asked for ideas for downtown businesses as part of the project, which is called Picture Yourself Downtown. David McDonald, District I supervisor, is calling again for a jail to be erected at Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex because of its proximity to the interstate and its lack of neighbors. Opponents have said the spec building is too visible and continues to lure potential business. A Texas developer officially closed on Pemberton Square mall, paving the way for gradual changes at the mall and surrounding properties. Weiner Development plans new stores, both national and local tenants, road signs, better up security and cleaner grounds over the next three years. Three Vicksburg teens, Thomas Dearman, Demichael Janard Jones and Marvel Deshaun Hunter, were indicted by the Warren County Grand Jury after being accused in six home and vehicle burglaries reported since the spring. Local deaths during the week were Trina Yvonne Eastman Cross, Lena Mae Qualls, Willie B. Dorsey, Christine D. Lambert, Geraldine Myles, Kameryn Mariah Kaliyah Smith, Betty James Williams, Glenn F. Boatman, Jonathan B. Runnels and Inez “Bay” Minor Summers.

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No middle ground on teen pregnancy topic OXFORD — Robert Frost, the poet, wrote about “two roads diverging.” That might seem to be a strange image to associate with teen pregnancies in Mississippi, but it might be useful. People depart from the topic in two distinct directions. The routes lead to different mental destinations. Then the discussion stops. Nothing changes. As state Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, pointed out in a recent letter to the state’s media, Mississippi still leads the nation in pregnancies per teen, in babies who die before their first birthday, in low and very low birth-weight babies and in some varities of sexually transmitted diseases. By the numbers, 6,845 unmarried teens gave birth in 1997 and 6,969 in 2007. So in a decade during which countless speeches were made, counseling sessions were held, programs were authorized, initiatives were funded, laws were passed and sermons were preached, the net effect was nil. Nineteen little girls have babies every day in Mississippi. Here’s the first trail followed by some people: It’s nobody’s business. Few people remember it now, but less than 100 years ago there was really no such thing as medical privacy. Doctors didn’t make a habit of discussing their patients, but newspapers routinely printed lists of people who were hospitalized and why. If your neighbor was having an appendectomy, you could find out about it in the Town Tribune. That thinking started to change, and the pace really picked up after the Roe vs. Wade in 1973. The abortion decision, as it became known, was based on personal privacy. A woman’s interest in what later came to be known as reproductive freedom trumped any value the law could place on the child developing in her womb, the court ruled.

Since then, personal privacy — especially in medical matters — has grown into a precious right, staunchly protected in federal law. A receptionist who says to a waiting patient, “Are you ready for your eye exam?” has committed a crime for which the fine can be $5,000. (Any hint of why a patient is in a waiting room is a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, for which the privacy provisions were written by the U.S. Justice Department Office of Civil Rights.) This readily applies to reproductive matters. The thinking is that choice is absolute and the choice belongs exclusively with the woman. No one else has any say. That’s perfectly sound logic, perfectly reasonable in every way. Except one. With very few exceptions, single teenage girls are not going to be financially independent. And that’s the other road. Maybe a few folks in the medical community would care about whether it’s healthy for girls as young as 13 or 14 to have babies. Preachers, definitely, would weigh in on the sanctity of marriage. But think about this: Would the topic of teen pregancies ever come up in the Legislature? Short answer: No. The only reason this uncomfortable subject gets any attention at all is that taxpayers pick up all or almost all of the total cost of food, medicine, housing, utilities, specialized job training and so much more for nearly 7,000 more babies born to unwed teens each year. Those are the poles at which minds are set. Medical matters are private and reproductive freedom is absolute. People can give all the advice they want, but a woman old enough to give birth has the right to do so, and the right

Few people remember it now, but less than 100 years ago there was really no such thing as medical privacy. Doctors didn’t make a habit of discussing their patients, but newspapers routinely printed lists of people who were hospitalized and why.

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to sign up for aid programs of every type that do little except provide a subsistence existence to those on the receiving end. Thinking from the other perspective are lawmakers fretting about where to get the money and taxpayers frustrated at underwriting the costs of their children and the children of other children. Because a solution — any solution — seems impossible, people talk about whether more detailed sex ed programs are needed or whether abstinence education is enough. Some talk about providing free birth con-

trol to help, pretending many if not most teen pregnancies are purposeful choices. The situation will change when the culture changes. The good news is that, as we’ve seen, culture has changed before and will again. Until then, people will keep departing from this topic in two distinct paths. “Two roads diverged.” And no common ground. • Charlie Mitchell is a Mississippi journalist. Write to him at Box 1, University, MS 38677, or e-mail cmitchell43@yahoo.com.

LETTErs TO THE EDITOr

The entire world runs on rules and laws It seems to be hard for some folks to understand that the entire world runs on rules and laws. Before any company or organization ever gets going, some rules have to be in place. New rules can be added when needed, always by those with authority. The same thing is true, and especially so in schools. When a kid chooses to wear clothes or hairstyles that are what most call controversial, he should not expect others to just accept his personal choices. I am a 74-year-old white man and have no idea what “dreadlocks” are, nor what they look like. Obviously those in authority felt it was not appropriate. They have that right. To give in to just about any and all demands of students is what is 90 percent of what is wrong with our schools, and that 57-year-old white man from Georgia should understand that. I suppose had the student wanted to wear pants with the rear end cut out or with his pants down around his knees, it would be his right, as long as they were “clean and neat.” It is his “right.” When I went to school the only right a student had was to do what we were told. It has always been true and still is that when you live with the rules everyone is better off. It is a shame but it is not that way now. Kids walk all over spewing out the most vulgar talk imaginable. I suppose that 57-year-old white man from Georgia feels that is OK, too. Some things are just not proper nor appropriate. In truth, those who pay for it all, the taxpayers, are the ones who should be making the most

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noise, and Mr. 57-year-old white man doesn’t have a dog in the race and should tend to his business in Georgia and let us tend to ours. Kids cannot take cell phones to class. They are not to be rambling around on school buses while in motion. These are just two of many things kids are not allowed to do at school, and to encourage kids to go out and get a lawyer involved is just completely ridiculous. R.G. Hollowell Vicksburg

Elections right around the corner In case you haven’t thought about it, Tuesday, Nov. 2, is right around the corner. Many of us have been waiting over a year for this day. We have threatened time after time that Nov. 2, 2010, would be pay back for those in office who refused to listen to the will of the people.

Instead, they have voted the opposite of what we asked them to on many pieces of legislation.Their “don’t care” attitudes have put our country in great peril and us, as Americans, along with it. Thank goodness, it will soon be time for us to vote. It is our God-given right and duty. But if we are going to take our country back, we must not just go and push buttons in the voting booth! It’s important that we get to know the candidate we’re voting for. Let’s make sure that person not only believes in abiding by the U.S. Constitution, but is also a God-fearing, conservative individual. Get out and vote Nov. 2, but, by all means, do what’s right, “Vote the Bible.” James 4:17. Betty A. Stout Vicksburg

Black Republicans return to power My good friend Bill Marcy is running for the U.S.House of Representatives with fresh new ideas, proven plans and with an enthusiasm that will shake up (not shake down) the old establishment in Washington. Long before Bill won the 2nd District’s Republican nomination I had written in a book released in January 2010: “When the black Republicans return to power, then we’ll see America’s finest hour!” You see, Bill Marcy is one of 14 black Republican nominees running for Congress this year across the nation. New black leadership is emerging that is guiding the second Civil Rights’ Movement (which we have seen

in our lifetimes) to flow into a complete cycle with the first Civil Rights’ Movement that happened right after the Civil War. The Frederick Douglass Foundation, of which Bill is a member, is an effective political force that is growing and making this happen. Bill Marcy knows the people of the second district need good jobs. But we need new ideas that will enable 1,000 new black millionaires to bloom in Mississippi. Since the incumbent congressman was first elected 17 years ago, he has become a millionaire. How many other Mississippians have his policies helped to become millionaires? Let all the millionaires vote for him, and let all those who want to become millionaires vote for Bill Marcy — and let’s combine the forces of America’s two Civil Rights’ movements. Dr. Ed Holliday Dentist and author Tupelo

The Chilean miners As the miners emerged from beneath a half-mile of rock, the media experts analyzed their physical and mental condition. Though pleased, the experts seemed perplexed as the miners emerged in obviously good mental and physical health. But the mystery is understandable because these miners are of an almost extinct species; they are of the stuff that gained independence from England and conquered the American west; they adapted, improvised and overcame; they are “real men.” Chet Barber Vicksburg

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MEGA REUNION WEEKEND!

Friday, October 29th

10am – “A” Club Golf Scramble at Clear Creek Enter individually or up to a 4-player team. Entry fee includes green fees, cart, one mulligan, food, and beverages. Shotgun start. Clear Creek Golf Course. $100 per person or $400 per team.

Friday, October 29th & Saturday, October 30th

Join Vicksburg Catholic School as we celebrate the history, dedication, tradition, success, and values of the Sisters of Mercy (1860), Brothers of the Sacred Heart (1879), Society of the Divine Word Priests and Missionary Sisters of the Holy Spirit (1906). Whether you attended a Catholic school, sent your children to a Catholic school, taught at a Catholic school, or were inspired by anyone associated with a Catholic school... Come and Celebrate with us!

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12 noon – “Classics in the Courtyard” Catered Lunch* Enjoy the music of ‘Lee Abraham and The Boone Brothers’ in the courtyard of the old St. Francis school. This event is sponsored by the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation. Lunch provided by Goldies Express. *Reservation required. 601-631-2997. $9 per person.

5:30pm – Grove Street Block Party Meet up with your old classmates for hamburgers, hotdogs, music & old teams on the big screen. You are invited to tour our new schools to see what we are like today!

Success for Students

6:30pm – The Flashes vs. West Lincoln St. Al Hall of Fame

Improving and enhancing through theology, technology, fine arts, math & science, drama, english, and history. Providing a safe Catholic environment, as well as scholarship opportunities, and a competitive tuition rate. Our goal is for each graduate to support our academic endeavors by contributing a minimum of $20, understanding that some cannot but others may want to give more.

Join in Friday night football at St. Al again and cheer the Flashes on to victory! All our great teams and players will be recognized on the field.

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

You Could Win A Car for Christmas! Drawing to be held Dec. 10th!

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Saturday, October 30th 9:00am – Tour St. Mary's Catholic Church and The Jacqueline House Jacqueline House is home to the rich history of African-Americans in Vicksburg and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

10:00am – Tour Pemberton’s Headquarters, The Cobb House and The Sisters of Mercy Convent All three are in the 1300 block of Crawford Street and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Sisters of Mercy first lived in Cobb House and later moved next door to the convent. Right down the street is Pemberton’s Headquarters.

12 noon – The Southern Heritage Air Show* St. Al grads Dan Fordice, Paul Banchetti, Bill Fulcher, Ricky Palermo, and others are participating in this benefit for the Southern Heritage Air Museum from 12 to 3. Located at Tallulah-Vicksburg Regional Airport. *Gate fee: $15 for ages 16+, ages 6-15 $10. Look for the alumni tent.

Purchase tickets at the School Offices of St. Francis or St. Aloysius and at Blackburn Motor Company!

Ticktet info visit: www.vicksburgcatholic.org/raffle

2:00pm – Sisters of Mercy Silver Tea The Mercy Associates are hosting this tea at the Cobb House, 1302 Crawford Street for everyone, especially all girls who graduated from SFXA.

5:30pm – Mass Celebrating 150 Years of Catholic Education Let us pray together again. St. Paul’s Catholic Church. 713 Crawford Street. Him Most Reverend Bishop Joseph Latino, celebrant.

6:30pm – The 150th Gala

Awards Per Flight Door Prizes Longest Drive & Closest-To-Pin Awards!

The old auditorium, now the Southern Cultural Heritage Complex, 1300 Crawford Street is where we will have a huge evening! Beginning with heavy hors d’oeuvres from local caterers, cool libations, and music for all ages by The Foulon Brothers Band, featuring our own John David Hosemann ‘04. $50 per person

Enter up to a 4-player team, or as an individual we will be happy to add you to a team! Entry fee will include: Green fee, cart, one mulligan, beverages & lunch! $100 per person $400 per team

Memory Lane Visit the old school, classroom by classroom. Share your stories, run down the halls, and enjoy the volumes of memorabilia on display. * ‘Classics in the Courtyard’ & the Air Show are not official school functions for the weekend. Payment must be made separately.

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La. must wait for higher ed chief By The Associated Press

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HISTORY COMES TO LIFE Volunteers with the 9th Texas Infantry re-enactment group, at top, march near the Texas Monument at the Vicksburg National Military Park during living history demonstrations Saturday. The demos will continue today, from 8 a.m. until noon, at Fort Garrott, tour stop No. 14 on the South Loop, with an encampment, above, across the road near the Georgia Monument. The 9th Texas is portraying Waul’s Texas Legion, whose men counterattacked Union troops at Vicksburg on May 22, 1863, thus forcing Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to hold the city for 47 days before its fall to Union forces. Park admission is $8 per vehicle.

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana will not have a state higher education commissioner until at least late February, says a timeline set by the Board of Regents. The schedule is part of a final contract to hire a private firm to lead the search process. The board will pay up to $77,200 to Florida-based GreenwoodAsher & Associates Inc. The proposed cost had been $105,500. The panel’s attorney, Connie Koury, said some unnecessary travel and work that the board can do on its own Tom Layzell were cut out of the contract to save money. The deal includes $67,200 in costs to the firm and another $10,000 in extra expenses, such as travel. The board previously intended to have a commissioner chosen by the end of the year. The higher education commissioner is the state’s policy and coordinating leader for colleges, and also higher education’s chief contact with the Legislature and governor. The state is operating without a higher education commissioner because the board’s interim choice, Tom Layzell, was rejected by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee over concerns about his proposed pay package. Layzell, who served as Commissioner of Higher Education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning from 1995-2003, is instead now working as a part-time adviser with the Regents. The Regents are replacing Sally Clausen, who left in July after receiving sharp criticism for quietly retiring from her job and then being rehired without ever telling the board. The move enabled her to receive a $90,000 lump sum payment. As a result of that case, the Legislature passed a law requiring its joint budget committee to approve the salary of the higher education commissioner.

‘Idle mind...the devil’s workshop,’ says 83-year-old MC honoree By The Associated Press CLINTON — At age 83, acclaimed artist Samuel Gore is still taking on a few small projects. There’s the bust of the late former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Gandy that is displayed at the state Capitol. And the scale model of the sculpture he plans as a 7-foot war memorial at the Clinton Visitor Center. And in his spare time, he’s recasting his bronze sculpture titled Working Man on display at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. Retired?

‘People are afraid to let me be idle ... afraid of what my mind might become.’

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Hardly. “People are afraid to let me be idle ... afraid of what my mind might become,” said Gore. “An idle mind becomes the devil’s workshop,” he joked. Gore, whose sculptures are internationally known and

whose skills as an art educator have shaped hundreds of students, is doubly honored for his work this month. His alma mater, Mississippi College, hosted a reception in his honor Saturday at the Gore Galleries. The reception was held in conjunction with homecoming festivities. The campus art gallery, which is directed by former Warren Central High School art teacher Randy Jolly, is named after the former Department of Art chair who still teaches graduate-level sculpture classes. A show of Gore’s paintings, drawings and sculpture runs

through Dec. 17. Two former students, Oregon-based sculptor Thomas Jay Warren and Tennessee resident Tracy Sugg, “have the distinction to leave me in a cloud of dust,” Gore said. If not for Gore, Warren said, he would not be the artist he is. “I went to MC on an art scholarship and thought I would be a painter or an illustrator,” said Warren, a 1980 MC graduate who grew up in Rolling Fork. “But once I started sculpting under Dr. Gore and alongside Steve Glaze, I never painted again.” Gore “is just such a great

guy, and he has such a wry sense of humor,” said Warren, an elected member of the National Sculpture Society whose studio is in Rogue River, Ore. His favorite Gore sculptures are the masterpieces at the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson. On one side of the building is Gore’s bronze sculpture of Jesus Christ and His Disciples. Nearby is Gore’s 2,700-pound sculpture of Moses and the Ten Commandments. “People just don’t realize how difficult relief work is,” he said of Gore’s works at the law school.

Gore dropped from fulltime to part-time teaching in 1995 after a 30-year stint as professor and chair of MC’s art department. “I’m 83, but I’m in relatively good health,” he said. “There have been times along the way that I’ve thought, ‘Boy, I’d like to be like that fellow at Eagle Lake who sells worms and rents flat-bottomed boats.’ I think every teacher has that feeling once in a while. “I don’t think I’d last long selling bait and renting flatbottomed boats. I’m doing what I like to do.”

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A view from the top Historic photos taken in and around Vicksburg are featured on Sundays in The Vicksburg Post. Many of the photos are from the J. Mack Moore Collection at the Old Court House Museum. Though not all photos were taken by Mr. Moore, they are part of the collection given

to the museum by longtime Vicksburg Post managing editor Charles J. Faulk. Appropriate photos from the public will also be accepted and published. To submit a photo, contact Karen Gamble at 636-4545.

The Butts Home on the southwest corner of Cherry and South streets was razed and cleared for the construction of the former Vicksburg Evening Post building, currently the headquarters of the United Way of West Central Mississippi. Barbara Ramsay of Vicksburg, who contributed the photo, said she still has a bedroom suite from the home that was covered in dirt and dust when bought for her before she married in 1949. “My mom and I took it out in our backyard ... it was put in a big washtub and we washed it with soap and water, then oiled it ... I still have it.” The Vicksburg Post now operates from its plant on North Frontage Road.

Search for convicted sex offender ends in Caldwell County, Texas A convicted sex offender Warren County deputies were seeking has been arrested in Texas, Sheriff Martin Pace said Saturday. Deputies began looking Friday for Johnathan Ezernack, 30, when they couldn’t find him at his last recorded address, 520 Berryman Road, Lot 25. Authorities routinely follow up with convicted sex offenders, who are required by law to register with law enforcement. Deputies said family members told them they hadn’t seen Ezernack

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from staff reports in about three weeks and believed he was on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. But, Pace said, an anonymous tip led them to Caldwell County. Ezernack had been working at a motel in the area, the sheriff said, but it was unclear how long. Ezernack was being held without bond in the Caldwell County Jail. He was awaiting extradition to Warren County, where he is accused

of failing to remain at the Berryman Road address. Ezernack was convicted in 2002 of indecent behavior with juveniles in Natchitoches, La. He was convicted in a Jan. 15 offense for failing to notify officials of an address change. He served five months in jail, and is serving a three-year probation term on that charge. Caldwell County is in the southeastern part of Texas, between Dallas and Houston, and is about 430 miles from Vicksburg

Corps continues N.O. reinforcement NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is doing more work to strengthen the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal, a spot in New Orleans where floodwalls broke during Hurricane Katrina. The Corps will reinforce levees and floodwalls to meet beefed-up standards. Engineers will strengthen floodwalls and levees with concrete, stability berms, buttress walls and wells that

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Prentiss is candidate for justice court seat Beverly D. Prentiss, a 29-year veteran of the Vicksburg Police Department, has announced her candidacy for justice court judge of the central district. Prentiss joins incumbent judge and funeral director James E. Jefferson Jr.; retired police Lt. Dora Smith; former constable Rudolph Walker; former U.S. Navy officer Henry Phillips; and NRoute operations manager Audrey Jones Jackson in the race. Lester R. Smith, who is in the Warren County Jail on sexual battery and felony escape charges, also is a candidate. Jefferson was appointed to the post by county supervisors in October 2009 after former judge Richard Bradford resigned. Prentiss, 54, is a police sergeant supervising the community relations division. She is currently an investigator in the domestic violence unit. She has served in several capaci-

ties during her tenure, including patrol watch commander, DARE officer, crime prevention specialist and senior citizen advocate with Triad. She has organized National Night Out parties, and supervised, implemented and coordinated neighborhood watches. Prentiss is a graduate of the Oakland, Calif., school system with three years of college. She graduated from the Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pearl, and has received special training in law enforcement issues such as domestic violence, rape crisis counseling, crime prevention, MADD, court testimony and victim assistance programs. She is married to Albert Prentiss Jr. and has four children. She is a member of Zion Travelers Church, past board member of Riverfest and Envogue social and civic club. Justice Court judges hear small-claims cases of up to

Beverly D. Prentiss $3,500, misdemeanor criminal cases and any traffic offenses occurring outside city limits. They also conduct bond hearings and preliminary hearings in felony criminal cases, and have the authority to issue search warrants. Justice court judges are not required to possess a law degree, but they must complete state training programs. In Mississippi, salaries for justice court judges depend on county populations. In Warren County, the position pays $40,075 annually. Warren County has three Justice Court seats. Eddie Woods has held the Northern District spot since 2003, and Jeff Crevitt was elected from the Southern District in 2009.

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2 of 4 missing miners dead in Ecuador gold quarry QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Search teams found the bodies of two miners Saturday and were still looking for two other men missing since a tunnel collapsed 490 feet underground the previous day. Deputy Mining Minister Jorge Espinosa identified the two known dead as Walter Vera and Paul Aguirre. He said searchers still held hopes they could rescue the two missing miners, Pedro Mendoza and Angel Vera. “We hope to find the two other miners alive because they were in a spot that probably was not affected” by the cave-in, Espinosa said. Juan Cando, president of the Sadco Mine, said searchers were trying to clear away fallen rocks to get to the area where the missing miners were thought to be working, according to a government statement. The accident happened early Friday in the fifth level of a gold mine near the town of Portovelo, about 250 miles southwest of the capital, Quito.

China Continued from Page A1. an engineer for one of the mine’s parent companies, Du Bo, told the state-run Xinhua News Agency. A rescue spokesman told Xinhua that workers had located the 16 trapped miners, but must clear tons of coal dust from the mine shaft to reach them. It wasn’t clear if the miners were alive or how far underground they were trapped in the mine in the city of Yuzhou, about 430 miles south of Beijing. China Central Television’s news channel had an excited live broadcast from the mine early in the afternoon, but then did not mention the accident for several hours, and there was no word of it on the main TV evening news. A report later in the evening consisted mostly of information from the state news agency read by an announcer, suggesting that authorities had decided to

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Olga Matamoros, the wife of 31-year-old Walter Vera who was killed in Friday’s gold quarry collapse, waits outside the mine Saturday.

Chilean men ask for privacy COPIAPO, Chile (AP) — As Chile’s rescued miners enjoy their first days at home, they’re hoping the media will give them some space. They said they decided together not to give away the details of their 69 days underground to avoid devaluing the book they want to publish about the ordeal. And they said the media went overboard covering the return of Johnny Barlimit reporting on the accident and rescue efforts. The gas level inside the mine was 40 percent, far higher than the normal level of about 1 percent, state media said. The gas wasn’t specified, but methane is a common cause of mine blasts, and coal dust is explosive. The more than 70 rescuers working in shifts at the scene also must clear chunks of coal loosened by the

rios, the rescued miner whose wife and lover live a block away from each other. The wife has received thousands of dollars that were donated to Barrios, but the miner returned to the lover’s home, all in the glare of television cameras. Juan Illanes spoke for six other miners who appeared with him at a news conference Saturday. They also asked for training and other government benefits. blast that fell into the shaft, Xinhua said. At least 21 miners were confirmed dead, it said. China celebrated its own stunning mine rescue earlier this year, when 115 miners were pulled from a flooded mine in the northern province of Shanxi after more than a week underground. The miners survived by eating sawdust, tree bark, paper and even coal. Some strapped themselves to the

walls of the shafts with their belts to avoid drowning while they slept. But it was a rare bright spot. About 2,600 people were killed in mining accidents last year, and the country’s leaders have been making a high-profile push to improve mine safety. Premier Wen Jiabao this summer even ordered mining bosses into the mines with their workers or else risk severe punishment. Mining deaths decreased in recent years as China closed many illegal mines or absorbed them into stateowned companies, but deaths increased in the first half of this year. At least 515 people have been killed nationwide in coal mines alone so far this year, not including Saturday’s blast. An unknown number of illegal mines still exist to profit from the fast-growing economy’s huge appetite for power. China’s economy remains reliant on coal for about twothirds of its energy needs.

Police: Missing N.C. girl seen alive in September HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — A missing 10-year-old North Carolina girl was seen in public as recently as two weeks before she was reported missing, police said Saturday, narrowing an uncertain timeline that has hindered their

investigation. Investigators said previously they couldn’t find anyone outside Zahra Clare Baker’s household who had seen her alive in more than a month. That uncertainty has made it difficult for police to narrow

places to search for the girl whose bone cancer left her with hearing aids and a prosthetic leg. Zahra was reported missing Oct. 9, but investigators have said they don’t believe the story given by her father

and stepmother. Police believe the girl is dead. A police news release said Zahra was seen in public on Sept. 25, and they declined to comment further. That day, the girl and her stepmother visited a furniture store, its manager said.

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Michael W. Harris MONROE, La. — Michael W. Harris died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at E.A. Conway Medical Center. He was 45. Mr. Harris, a former resident of Vicksburg, was a retired licensed practical nurse. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Little Flower Catholic Church in Monroe. Burial will follow at Richardson Memorial Gardens in Richwood, La. Visitation will be from 1 until 7 p.m. Thursday at Richardson Funeral Home.

Stephen Alan Tillotson Stephen Alan Tillotson, 22-year-old son of Rick and Julie Tillotson of Vicksburg, died peacefully at his home Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. Stephen was born in Vicksburg on Sunday, Nov. 8, 1987, and lived here his entire life. He was a 2006 graduate of Warren Central High School, and he attended Mississippi State University. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Vicksburg.

In addition to his parents, Stephen is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Neil and Anna Tillotson of Clinton; his maternal grandparents, Harry and Nell Woods of Vicksburg; and his paternal grandparents, Jack and Barbara Tillotson, also of Vicksburg. Stephen was blessed to be a part of a large, loving extended family, including the families of his aunts and uncles, David and Babs Woods of Austin, Texas; Paul Woods of Sardis; Jackie and Kim Tillotson of Pearl; Barbara and Keith Bennett of Anchorage, Alaska; Kevin and Karen Tillotson of Mooreville; Jamie and Jennifer Tillotson of Vicksburg; and Chris and Celeste Tillotson of Vicksburg. Those who knew him best and loved him most will remember Stephen’s kind, humble and gentle spirit, his quick wit, his personal integrity and his quiet strength. He enjoyed reading books, listening to music, watching TV and attending sporting events. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Matt Buckles officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 2 until 5 today at Glenwood Funeral Home and

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

LOCAL FORECAST Monday-wednesday Sunny; highs in the lower 80s; lows in the lower 50s

STATE FORECAST Today Sunny; highs in the lower 80s; lows in the lower 50s Monday-wednesday Sunny; highs in the lower 80s; lows in the lower 50s

ALmAnAC HigHs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 81º Low/past 24 hours.............. 44º Average temperature........ 63º Normal this date.................. 66º Record low.............39º in 1948 Record high ...........89º in 1972 RainfaLL Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours........................N/A This month............... month 0.5 inches Total/year............. 36.65 inches Total/year Normal/month.....1.55 inches Normal/year ....... 41.27 inches soLunaR Tab T Le Most active times for fish and wildlife Monday: A.M. Active ........................... 2:06 A.M. Most active ................ 8:16 P.M. Active ............................ 2:26 P.M. Most active ................. 8:36 sunRise/sunseT Sunset today ....................... 6:29 Sunset tomorrow.............. 6:28 Sunrise tomorrow............. 7:08

RIVER DATA sT sTages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 15.6 | Change: 0.0 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 14.0 | Change: 0.0 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 9.9 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 13.1 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: NR | Change: NR Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.2 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 28 feet sTeeLe bayou Land...................................69.8 River...................................62.4

mISSISSIPPI RIVER FORECAST Cairo, Ill. Monday................................. 22.1 Tuesday ................................. 21.5 Wednesday.......................... 20.9 Memphis Monday....................................7.3 Tuesday ....................................7.1 Wednesday.............................6.8 Greenville Monday................................. 22.1 Tuesday ................................. 22.0 Wednesday.......................... 21.9 Vicksburg Monday................................. 15.6 Tuesday ................................. 15.5 Wednesday.......................... 15.4

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Iran sets U.S. man free after two years WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran on Saturday set free an American businessman jailed in Tehran for more than two years on suspicion on ties to an allegedly violent opposition group. Reza Taghavi, 71, hadn’t been charged with a crime and denied knowingly supporting the organization called Tondar. “He admitted to nothing and he continues to maintain his innocence,” his lawyer, Pierre Prosper, said in a phone interview from Tehran after his client’s release from Tehran’s Evin prison. He’s not expected to return to Southern California before the middle of next week. Iranian officials are “comfortable that he was in fact used by this organization, and comfortable that he does not pose a threat to them and that he can leave and go back to the U.S.,” Prosper said. Iran had accused Taghavi of passing $200 in cash to an Iranian man tied to Tondar. Taghavi, who regularly visits Iran to conduct business and see family, had received the money from a friend in California with instructions to pass the cash to an Iranian, according to Prosper. “I didn’t do anything wrong. Someone just asked me take this money to help someone,” Taghavi told ABC News. “Sometimes I feel relief, sometimes, I feel angry. What happened? Two-and-a-half years for what?” he said. His family had said he has diabetes and was in poor health, and his lawyer has asked Iran to free him on humanitarian grounds.

Two killed in Afghan blasts KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A series of blasts killed at least two civilians and wounded several others Saturday in Afghanistan’s main southern city, the scene of several recent deadly attacks on police. Helicopters patrolled above the city as NATO and Afghan troops were deployed to seal off the attack sites. Ambulances with sirens wailing ferried victims to local hospitals. In one attack, a motorized rickshaw carrying explosives detonated behind police headquarters in the center of the city, said Zelmai Ayubi, spokesman for the governor of Kandahar province. One bystander was killed and three others wounded, Ayubi said. On the eastern side of the city, insurgents attacked an oil tanker with gunfire, causing it to explode. One civilian was killed and at least two others were wounded.

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French pension protests spark fuel supply fears PARIS (AP) — Officials have taken the extraordinary step of warning some flights landing at France’s main airport to come with enough fuel to get back home, bracing for a possible fuel shortage after a new round of protests Saturday against plans to raise the retirement age to 62. Police estimated some 825,000 people marched in cities across France to protest President Nicolas Sarkozy’s plan to extend the retirement age to keep pension coffers full. That is fewer than during an Oct. 12 march — and far lower than the union estimate of 3 million. But unions are not relenting in fighting for what the French see as a nearsacred right to retire at 60. A sixth round of nationwide protests is scheduled for Tuesday, a day before the Senate votes on the retirement reform, which must still return to both houses due to amendments tacked on during debates. “I think the French understand that those who are blocking the country are at the head of the government,” Francois Chereque, head of the moderate CFDT union, said on BFM-TV. He later called on the government to “suspend the parliamentary debate.” Schools, trains, public transport and even garbage collection in Marseille have been blocked by intermittent strikes to pressure Sarkozy

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hit by strikes that started Tuesday and numerous fuel depots are blocked, triggering a run on gas pumps by fearful motorists. In an extraordinary move, police were called in Friday to force three crucial

fuel depots to reopen. Finance Minister Christine Legarde tried to assuage fears, insisting Saturday that there was no shortage of gasoline. “Today, there is no reason, no reason, I repeat, to panic because there is no risk of shortages,” she told BFM-TV on Saturday, noting that only 230 of the country’s 13,000 gas stations were out of fuel. “There are weeks of reserve.” The same could not be said for Charles de Gaulle airport, north of Paris, which moved into a Plan B mode to keep planes flying in and out of the European hub while conserving a limited fuel supply. The Civil Aviation authority sent out an advisory Friday night to airlines making shortand medium-haul flights to

Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport to arrive with enough fuel to get home, spokesman Eric Heraud said Saturday. “They must come with a maximum capacity in their fuel tanks,” Heraud told The Associated Press by telephone. “Obviously, these instructions apply only to short- and medium-haul flights” of no more than four to five hours because trans-Atlantic flights cannot “double carry” fuel, he said. The pipeline from the Atlantic port city of Le Havre that feeds fuel to Charles de Gaulle airport and the smaller Orly, south of Paris, has been working only intermittently. A fresh flow Saturday extends fuel reserves at Charles de Gaulle until Wednesday, said Heraud.

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college scoreboard Alabama 23, Ole Miss 10 Mississippi State 10, Florida 7 Southern Miss 41, Memphis 19

Auburn 65, Arkansas 43 Georgia 43, Vanderbilt 0 LSU 32, McNeese State 10 Grambling 38, Alcorn State 28

Wisconsin 31, Ohio State 18 Florida State 24, Boston College 19 Navy 28, SMU 21 Rice 34, Houston 31

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Dogs romp in Swamp By The Associated Press

all square Rangers win 7-2, even ALCS with Yankees. Story/B5

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WHO’S HOT CORDELL VALENTINE Hinds Community College wide receiver and former Warren Central star caught a 13-yard TD pass in a 20-12 win over Southwest Mississippi CC on Saturday. Story/B4.

SIDELINES Favre will meet with NFL officials

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said a league official will meet with Brett Favre next week as part of an investigation into allegations the quarterback sent racy text messages and lewd photos to a Jets game hostess in 2008 when he played for New York. Goodell made his comments Saturday during a sideline interview with NBC as he attended the Western Michigan-Notre Dame game. The commissioner said someone “from our staff” would meet with the Vikings quarterback and three-time MVP. The NFL Network later said the meeting would be Tuesday in Minnesota with a member of the league’s security team. An NFL spokesman declined further comment. The NFL Network also said the league had not yet met with Jenn Sterger, the woman who allegedly received the messages and photos from Favre. Her manager declined comment. Last week, Deadspin posted a video that contained the messages and voicemails, along with several below-the-waist photos — said to be of Favre — that were allegedly sent to Sterger’s cell phone.

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Weekly results: B2

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mississippi State started celebrating as soon as the kick sailed right. Players and coaches jumped up and down on the sideline, then composed themselves long enough to take a knee and make it official. After that, coach Dan Mullen ripped off his visor and heaved it into the stands — quite possibly the team’s best throw of the night. Mullen won’t need any mementos from this victory anyway. It’s not one he’s likely to forget. The Bulldogs ran early, ran late and ended up running out of the Swamp with a signature win for their secondyear coach. Thanks to Vick Ballard, Chris Relf and a blitzing defense, they handed No. 22 Florida a third consecutive loss, 10-7 on Saturday. “This is not an upset,” Mullen said. “Our team expected to win.” It sure looked that way. Mississippi State (5-2, 2-2 SEC) controlled the clock, dictated the tempo and kept Florida’s mostly inept offense on the sideline. Ballard ran for 98 yards, while Relf added

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MSU 10, Florida 7 Records: MSU (5-2, 2-2 SEC); Florida (4-3, 2-3) The skinny: Mississippi State wins in Gainesville for the first time since 1965 Up next: MSU hosts UAB

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Mississippi State’s James Carmon (95) and Emmanuel Gatling (48) celebrate after beating No. 22 Florida 10-7 on Saturday night. It was Mississippi State’s first win in Gainesville since 1965, and the biggest victory in the two-year tenure of head coach Dan Mullen.

Alabama is too much for Rebels to handle By The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Trent Richardson took a screen pass 85 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and No. 8 Alabama’s defense was back to form in a 23-10 victory over Ole Miss Saturday night. The Crimson Tide (6-1, 3-1 SEC) rebounded from a loss to South Carolina that halted a run at No. 1 and ended a 19-game winning streak by smothering Jeremiah Masoli and the league’s top scoring offense. “The goal of this game was for us to get back to playing with the kind of effort and toughness ... play with the intensity that you need to play with,” Tide coach Nick Saban said. “We probably hit on the toughness part. “I thought we gave much better effort in this game. The guys really played hard. The intensity was good, the execution was not what it needs to be but that’s something we can improve on.” The Rebels (3-3, 1-2) came in averaging 37 points and had scored 97 in their previous two games. Their waning comeback hopes ended with Mark Barron’s interception in the final 5 minutes. Marcell Dareus tipped the ball at the line and then DeQuan Menzie batted it into the air

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Alabama 23, Ole Miss 10 Records: Ole Miss (3-3, 1-2 SEC); Alabama (6-1, 3-1) The skinny: No. 8 Alabama hands Ole Miss another setback Up next: Ole Miss at Arkansas before Barron caught it. Greg McElroy completed 17 of 25 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns for the Tide, which has won the last seven meetings and is 32-1-1 against Ole Miss in the state. It was a drama-free if not pretty win for Alabama, which had appeared to be the odds-on favorite to repeat as defending national champions until losing last week. The race was further muddled this week when replacement No. 1 Ohio State lost to No. 18 Wisconsin. Mark Ingram and the Alabama running game were largely stymied by Ole Miss. Ingram was held to 60 yards on 15 carries. The Tide’s backfield did manage the one explosive play midway through the third quarter that effectively put it out of reach. Alabama’s offense appeared stalled on third-and-11 when McElroy threw to Richardson, the other half of a formidable

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Alabama wide receiver Marquis Maze (4) fumbles the ball during a kick return on a hit from Ole Miss linebacker Allen Walker (9) during Saturday’s game. tailback duo that is suddenly struggling as opposing teams stack defenders near the line. Richardson shook off tacklers at the line and sprinted down the left sideline for a 23-3 lead. It was more than enough cushion with Alabama’s defense staging a nice comeback a week after giving up 35 points to the Gamecocks. The Tide defenders swarmed and kept Masoli in check on the ground and in a hurry to get rid of the ball. Ole Miss had just 41 yards and two first downs by

halftime before starting to move the ball at times in the second half. Masoli was 18-of-40 passing for 110 yards, with a touchdown and interception. The Rebels finally got into the end zone with Masoli’s 15-yard pass to Melvin Harris with 4:40 left in the third quarter. Ole Miss didn’t help its cause by committing 12 penalties for 106 yards. Cade Foster kicked field goals of 49 and 44 yards for the Tide, while Jeremy Shelley had a 19-yarder.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Southern Miss had tried for a couple of games to get the passing combination of Austin Davis-toKelvin Bolden untracked. On Saturday, Memphis’ defenders gave the Golden Eagles pair the defensive look that led to a big day for the quarterback and receiver. Davis threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns, including one to Bolden, to lead Southern Mississippi to a 41-19 victory over Memphis. Davis completed 19 of 30 passes. Bolden was on the receiving end of eight passes for a career-high 154 yards as the Golden Eagles (5-2, 2-1 Conference USA) won for the fifth time in their last six games. Their lone loss in the streak was the previous week to East Carolina, 44-43. “Their safeties are very run-oriented,” Southern Miss coach Larry Fedora said of the Tigers. “They’ve got a lot of tackles and they get up in there to stop the run.” He added that Golden Eagles coaches had been trying to get the ball more to Bolden in recent games, but the opponents’ pass coverage hadn’t allowed it. Memphis’ approach was different. “They stayed in that coverage, and we thought we were going to get it to Bolden early,” Fedora said of the gameplan. Kendrick Hardy rushed for 101 yards on 11 carries and a second-half touchdown for Southern Miss. Bolden said the early success in the passing game — he had already surpassed his career-high with 105 receiving yards in the first half — allowed a more balanced attack for Southern Miss. “A lot of things opened up for us, for the whole offense,” he said. “It really opened it up a lot more for the running game.” The Golden Eagles’ defense, ranked 11th in the nation in yards allowed per game (a 291yard average) did its job, limiting the Tigers (1-6, 0-4) to 269 yards, including only 32 on the ground. Memphis quarterback Ryan Williams was 11-for-21 passing for 237 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The loss was the fourth See USM, Page B4.

USM 41, Memphis 19 Records: USM (5-2, 2-1 C-USA); Memphis (1-6, 0-4) The skinny: Austin Davis throws three TD passes as Southern Miss cruises Up next: USM hosts UAB on Oct. 30

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EXTREME SPORTS 3 p.m. NBC - Dew Tour Championships GOLF 9 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Portugal Masters 12:30 p.m. TGC - Nationwide Tour, Miccosukee Championship 3 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Frys.com Open 6:30 p.m. TGC - LPGA Challenge MLB PLAYOFFS 7 p.m. Fox - San Francisco at Philadelphia, NLCS Game 2 MOTORSPORTS Noon Speed - MotoGP Moto2, Australian Grand Prix (tape) NFL Noon CBS - Baltimore at New England Noon Fox - New Orleans at Tampa Bay 3:15 p.m. Fox - Dallas at Minnesota 7:15 p.m. NBC - Indianapolis at Washington

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from staff & AP reports

NASCAR NASCAR switching to ethanol fuel blend CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR will move from unleaded fuel to an ethanol blend in all three of its national series beginning next season. The switch to Sunoco Green E15 was announced Saturday by NASCAR chairman Brian France. The E15 blend is a mixture of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. It’s a clean-burning, high-octane motor fuel. The ethanol is produced from renewable resources. The blend will replace Sunoco 260 GTX, a 98-octane fuel that is currently used in all three of NASCAR’s national divisions.

College basketball Purdue star Hummel out for the season WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue star forward Robbie Hummel will miss the upcoming season after injuring his right knee. The school said he tore his ACL in practice Saturday. It’s the same knee he hurt Feb. 24 against Minnesota that knocked him out for the rest of last season. He had surgery in March and had hoped to be ready for his senior season. Hummel is Purdue’s most versatile player. Last season, he averaged 15.7 points and 6.9 rebounds a game. Purdue was ranked No. 3 in the nation when he was hurt.

Soccer FIFA to investigate World Cup bribery charge LONDON — FIFA said it will examine evidence from a British newspaper alleging that two executive committee members offered to sell their votes on World Cup hosts. The Sunday Times filmed Amos Adamu of Nigeria and Oceania Football Confederation president Reynald Temarii of Tahiti asking for money to fund projects. The reporters were posing as lobbyists for a consortium of American companies purporting to help bring the World Cup back to the United States. No money changed hands. Adamu and Temarii, who could not be reached for comment, are on the 24-member committee that votes on the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups on Dec. 2.

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct. 17 1948 — The Green Bay Packers intercept seven passes off Bob Waterfield in a 16-0 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. 1964 — Quarterback Jerry Rhome is responsible for 56 of Tulsa’s 58 points with seven touchdown passes, two rushing touchdowns and a 2-point conversion in a 58-0 shutout of Louisville. 1995 — The Cleveland Indians beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 in Game 6 of the American League championship series to claim their first AL pennant since 1954. 2000 — Patrick Roy sets an NHL record with his 448th career victory as Colorado beats Washington 4-3 in overtime. Roy snaps a tie with Terry Sawchuk, who held the mark since 1970. Sawchuk earned his 447th victory in his 968th game, while Roy wins No. 448 in his 847th game.

The Vicksburg Post

SCOREBOARD college football Top 25 Schedule

Today’s Games No. 18 Wisconsin 31, No. 1 Ohio St. 18 No. 3 Boise St. 48, San Jose St. 0 No. 4 TCU 31, BYU 3 Texas 20, No. 5 Nebraska 13 No. 6 Oklahoma 52, Iowa St. 0 No. 7 Auburn 65, No. 12 Arkansas 43 No. 8 Alabama 23, Ole Miss 10 No. 9 LSU 32, McNeese St. 10 Kentucky 31, No. 10 South Carolina 28 No. 11 Utah 30, Wyoming 6 No. 13 Michigan St. 26, Illinois 6 No. 15 Iowa 38, Michigan 28 No. 16 Florida St. 24, Boston College 19 No. 17 Arizona 24, Washington St. 7 No. 19 Nevada at Hawaii, (n) No. 20 Oklahoma St. 34, Texas Tech 17 No. 21 Missouri 30, Texas A&M 9 Mississippi St. 10, No. 22 Florida 7 San Diego St. 27, No. 23 Air Force 25 No. 24 Oregon St. at Washington, (n)

Mississippi Schedule

Today’s Games Southern Miss 41, Memphis 19 Millsaps 70, Rhodes College 31 Shorter College 25, Belhaven 24 Grambling St. 38, Alcorn St. 28 East Texas Baptist 28, Mississippi College 20 Harding 38, Delta St. 35 Jackson St. 49, Southern U. 45 Mississippi St. 10, Florida 7 Alabama 23, Ole Miss 10 ———

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

Conference All Games W L W L South Carolina................. 2 2 4 2 Florida............................... 2 3 4 3 Georgia............................. 2 3 3 4 Vanderbilt......................... 1 2 2 4 Kentucky........................... 1 3 4 3 Tennessee........................ 0 3 2 4

West

Conference All Games W L W L Auburn.............................. 4 0 7 0 LSU................................... 4 0 7 0 Alabama........................... 3 1 6 1 Mississippi St................. 2 2 5 2 Ole Miss.......................... 1 2 3 3 Arkansas........................... 1 2 4 2 Saturday’s Games Georgia 43, Vanderbilt 0 Auburn 65, Arkansas 43 Kentucky 31, South Carolina 28 LSU 32, McNeese St. 10 Mississippi St. 10, Florida 7 Alabama 23, Ole Miss 10 Oct. 23 Ole Miss at Arkansas, 11:30 a.m. LSU at Auburn, 2:30 p.m. Alabama at Tennessee, 6 p.m. UAB at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. South Carolina at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. Georgia at Kentucky, 6:30 p.m.

CONFERENCE USA East Division

Conference All Games W L W L East Carolina.................... 3 0 4 2 UCF.................................. 2 0 4 2 Southern Miss................ 2 1 5 2 UAB.................................. 1 2 2 4 Marshall............................ 0 2 1 5 Memphis........................... 0 4 1 6

West Division

Conference All Games W L W L SMU.................................. 3 0 4 3 Houston............................ 2 1 3 3 UTEP................................ 2 2 5 2 Tulsa................................. 2 2 4 3 Rice.................................. 1 2 2 5 Tulane............................... 0 2 2 4 Saturday’s Games Southern Miss 41, Memphis 19 East Carolina 33, N.C. State 27, OT Rice 34, Houston 31 Navy 28, SMU 21 UAB 21, UTEP 6 Tulsa 52, Tulane 24 Oct. 23 Rice at UCF, 2:30 p.m. Houston at SMU, 2:30 p.m. Marshall at East Carolina, 3:15 p.m. UAB at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. Tulane at UTEP, 8:05 p.m.

SWAC Eastern

Conference All Games W L W L Jackson St...................... 3 1 5 1 Alabama St....................... 3 3 3 3 Alcorn St......................... 2 2 3 3 Alabama A&M.................. 1 4 2 5 MVSU............................... 0 5 0 6

Western

Conference All Games W L W L Grambling......................... 5 0 5 1 Texas Southern................ 3 1 3 3 Prairie View...................... 3 2 4 3 Ark-Pine Bluff................... 2 2 3 3 Southern U....................... 1 3 2 4 Saturday’s Games Grambling St. 38, Alcorn St. 28 Prairie View 45, Lincoln, Mo. 12 Jackson St. 49, Southern U. 45 Ark.-Pine Bluff 21, Alabama A&M 14 Thursday’s Game Ark.-Pine Bluff at Alcorn St., 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 Jackson St. at Texas Southern, Noon Savannah St. at Alabama St., 1 p.m. Grambling St. at Mississippi Valley St., 2 p.m. Prairie View vs. Southern, at Shreveport, 4 p.m.

MISSISSIPPI ST. 10, No. 22 FLORIDA 7

Mississippi St. Florida

10 0 0 0 — 10 0 0 7 0 — 7 First Quarter MSSt—FG Brauchle 31, 8:03. MSSt—Relf 6 run (Brauchle kick), :45. Third Quarter Fla—Hines 5 run (Henry kick), 4:15. A—90,517. ——— MSSt Fla First downs................................16........................20 Rushes-yards.....................49-212.................35-151 Passing......................................33......................210 Comp-Att-Int......................... 4-9-0............... 24-39-1 Return Yards.............................12..........................5 Punts-Avg............................6-43.3..................4-47.0 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................1-1 Penalties-Yards......................6-45.....................6-60 Time of Possession.............31:14...................28:46 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Mississippi St., Ballard 20-98, Relf 22-82, Bumphis 3-21, Elliott 2-8, Perkins 1-5, Team 1-(minus 2). Florida, Hines 6-58, Burton 8-43, Demps 5-36, Gillislee 6-33, R.Clark 1-(minus 2), Brantley 9-(minus 17). PASSING—Mississippi St., Relf 4-9-0-33. Florida, Brantley 24-39-1-210. RECEIVING—Mississippi St., Bumphis 1-30, Clark 1-4, Henderson 1-4, Ballard 1-(minus 5). Florida, Hammond 5-69, Burton 5-37, Moore 3-35, Demps 3-7, Thompson 2-25, R.Clark 2-21, Gillislee 2-2, Reed 1-11, Debose 1-3.

SOUTHERN MISS 41, MEMPHIS 19

Southern Miss Memphis

17 7 3 14 — 41 6 0 3 10 — 19 First Quarter USM—FG Hrapmann 36, 12:28. Mem—Rucker 22 pass from R.Williams (kick failed), 10:44. USM—Morris 6 pass from A.Davis (Hrapmann kick), 5:12. USM—D.Johnson 11 pass from A.Davis (Hrapmann kick), :00. Second Quarter USM—D.Johnson 2 run (Hrapmann kick), 6:09. Third Quarter USM—FG Hrapmann 21, 6:10. Mem—FG Henriques 45, 2:02. Fourth Quarter USM—Bolden 28 pass from A.Davis (Hrapmann kick), 12:28. Mem—Rucker 81 pass from R.Williams (Henriques kick), 11:37. USM—Hardy 59 run (Hrapmann kick), 8:32. Mem—FG Henriques 47, 5:45. A—18,848. ——— USM Mem First downs................................25........................10 Rushes-yards.....................48-240...................26-32 Passing....................................275......................237 Comp-Att-Int..................... 19-30-0............... 11-24-0 Return Yards.............................16..........................0 Punts-Avg............................4-44.3..................7-45.4 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................3-2 Penalties-Yards......................5-41.....................6-44 Time of Possession.............36:50...................23:10 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Southern Miss, Hardy 11-101, D.Johnson 15-59, Lampley 10-43, A.Davis 10-34, Floyd 2-3. Memphis, Rhodes 11-25, Ray 8-24, Bass 1-2, R.Williams 6-(minus 19). PASSING—Southern Miss, A.Davis 19-30-0-275. Memphis, R.Williams 11-21-0-237, Bass 0-2-0-0, C.Smith 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING—Southern Miss, Bolden 8-154, Morris 4-56, D.Johnson 3-29, Lampley 2-4, Sullivan 1-22, Massey 1-10. Memphis, Rucker 4-155, Onarheim 2-21, Rehrer 2-13, C.Johnson 1-45, Rhodes 1-3, Foster 1-0.

GRAMBLING ST. 38, ALCORN ST. 28

Alcorn St. Grambling St.

0 7 7 14 — 28 14 7 7 10 — 38 First Quarter Gram—Warren 23 run (Riazzo kick), 6:57. Gram—Warren 5 run (Riazzo kick), 2:20. Second Quarter Alc—Perkins 44 pass from Bridge (Tamayo kick), 5:53. Gram—Warren 10 pass from Reyes (Riazzo kick), :37. Third Quarter Gram—Warren 18 run (Riazzo kick), 12:34. Alc—Singleton 25 pass from Bridge (Tamayo kick), 2:51. Fourth Quarter Gram—Warren 8 run (Riazzo kick), 14:44. Alc—Singleton 19 pass from Bridge (Tamayo kick), 10:07. Alc—Te.Lewis 30 pass from Bridge (Tamayo kick), 4:18. Gram—FG Riazzo 27, 1:26. A—6,980. ——— Alc Gram First downs................................28........................21 Rushes-yards.......................31-79.................44-253 Passing....................................404......................139 Comp-Att-Int..................... 33-47-2............... 11-18-0 Return Yards.............................19..........................2 Punts-Avg............................1-36.0..................3-40.7 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................1-0 Penalties-Yards......................6-63.....................6-69 Time of Possession.............30:07...................29:53 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Alcorn St., Bridge 11-41, Nash 11-19, Caldwell 6-10, Te.Lewis 3-9. Grambling St., Warren 29-202, Pippen 5-61, Walker 4-15, Reyes 1-(minus 1), F.Carter 1-(minus 8), Carrothers 4-(minus 16). PASSING—Alcorn St., Bridge 33-47-2-404. Grambling St., Carrothers 6-10-0-66, Reyes 5-8-0-73. RECEIVING—Alcorn St., Singleton 9-120, E.Johnson 7-99, Perkins 5-69, Nash 5-22, Collier 4-48, Te.Lewis 2-37, Caldwell 1-9. Grambling St., Thompson 4-49, Louis 3-58, Warren 2-19, Hamilton 2-13.

JACKSON ST. 49, SOUTHERN U. 45

Southern U. Jackson St.

9 6 13 17 — 45 14 0 13 22 — 49 First Quarter Sou—Gregory 26 pass from McGinty (Griswold kick), 14:53. JcSt—Mayes 16 pass from Therriault (R.Gallagher kick), 8:15. JcSt—Wilder 22 pass from Therriault (R.Gallagher kick), 2:56. Sou—Safety, 2:46. Second Quarter Sou—FG Griswold 38, 4:32. Sou—FG Griswold 37, :00. Third Quarter JcSt—Richardson 35 pass from Therriault (R.Gallagher kick), 13:05. Sou—C.Allen 13 pass from McGinty (Griswold kick), 6:59. JcSt—Richardson 52 pass from Therriault (kick failed), 4:16. Sou—Mitchell 3 run (kick failed), 2:14. Fourth Quarter JcSt—Therriault 1 run (R.Gallagher kick), 13:40. Sou—FG Griswold 43, 4:15. Sou—Wilson 60 punt return (Griswold kick), 2:59. JcSt—B.Lee 2 run (R.Gallagher kick), :38. Sou—Wilson 73 pass from McGinty (Griswold kick), :19. JcSt—Richardson 28 pass from Therriault (Wilder pass from Therriault), :02. ——— Sou JcSt First downs................................21........................21 Rushes-yards.....................36-101...................30-52 Passing....................................293......................317 Comp-Att-Int..................... 17-35-0............... 24-40-1 Return Yards.............................69..........................0 Punts-Avg............................7-41.0..................7-22.9 Fumbles-Lost............................1-0.......................0-0 Penalties-Yards..................16-195.................10-197 Time of Possession.............28:24...................31:36 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Southern U., McGinty 11-63, Hollimon 20-32, Nzekwe 2-7, Mitchell 1-3, Perro 1-(minus 2), Rice 1-(minus 2). Jackson St., B.Lee 12-28, Je.Smith 6-17, Therriault 10-7, Dunn 1-3, Herring 1-(minus 3). PASSING—Southern U., McGinty 17-34-0-293, Perro 0-1-0-0. Jackson St., Therriault 24-40-1-317. RECEIVING—Southern U., Nelson 5-60, Gregory 4-77, C.Allen 2-17, Hollimon 2-(minus 1), Wilson 1-73, Peterson 1-32, Hawkins 1-22, Evans 1-13. Jackson St., Wilder 7-104, Richardson 5-117, Rollins 3-40, Mayes 2-28, B.Lee 2-10, Dunn 2-8, Drewery 1-7, Pippen 1-5, Je.Smith 1-(minus 2).

nfl AMERICAN CONFERENCE East

W N.Y. Jets............. 4 New England...... 3 Miami.................. 2 Buffalo................ 0 W Houston.............. 3 Jacksonville........ 3 Tennessee.......... 3 Indianapolis........ 3

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PA 136 137 95 101

W Baltimore............ 4 Pittsburgh........... 3 Cincinnati............ 2 Cleveland............ 1 W Kansas City........ 3 Oakland.............. 2 Denver................ 2 San Diego.......... 2

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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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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.

prep football Mississippi Prep Polls Fared

By The Associated Press How Mississippi’s top high school football teams did on Friday night

Class 6A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

South Panola (8-0) beat Tupelo 62-6. Meridian (8-0) beat Brandon 14-0. Madison Central (8-0) beat Vicksburg 70-12. Gulfport (8-0) beat George County 28-7. Starkville (5-3) lost to Southaven 28-27.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

West Jones (7-0) beat Stone 21-13. Picayune (7-0) beat Brookhaven 38-28. Wayne County (7-1) beat Forest Hill 30-18. West Point (8-1) beat Lake Cormorant 28-27. Ridgeland (8-0) beat Pearl 43-39.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Lafayette (9-0) beat Millington, Tenn., 35-6. Purvis (8-0) beat Bay St. Louis 35-14. New Albany (9-0) beat North Pontotoc 48-26. Noxubee County (8-1) beat Houston 44-2. North Pike (8-1) beat Columbia 48-14.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Forest (9-0) beat McLaurin 41-0. Philadelphia (9-0) beat Heidelberg 43-0. Charleston (8-1) beat Independence 50-0. Aberdeen (8-1) beat Mooreville 46-10. Tylertown (6-2) beat Jefferson County 26-14.

Class 5A

Class 4A

Class 3A

Class 2A 1. Taylorsville (9-0) beat Stringer 47-7. 2. Calhoun City (9-0) beat Hatley 27-13. (tie) Bassfield (7-2) lost to East Marion 21-20. 4. Lumberton (8-0) beat North Forrest 40-13. 5. East Webster (9-0) beat Hamilton 35-0.

Class 1A 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Durant (9-0) beat Montgomery County 59-0. Cathedral (7-1) beat St. Aloysius 13-8. Okolona (6-2) beat Vardaman 20-0. Nanih Waiya (6-2) beat West Oktibbeha 21-6. Vardaman (6-3) lost to Okolona 20-0

MAIS 1. Jackson Prep (7-2) beat Pres. Christian 35-20. 2. Jackson Aca. (8-1) beat Washington 43-14. 3. Trinity Episcopal (8-0) did not report. 4. Brookhaven Aca. (8-1) beat East Rankin 44-35. 5. Presbyterian Christian (7-2) lost to Jackson Prep 35-20.

mlb League championship series American League

Oct. 15: New York 6, Texas 5 Saturday: Texas 7, New York 2, series tied 1-1 Monday: Texas (Lee 12-9) at New York (Hughes 18-8 or Pettitte 11-3), 7:07 p.m Tuesday: Texas at New York (Burnett 10-15), 7:07 p.m. Wednesday: Texas at New York, 3:07 p.m., if necessary Friday: N.Y. at Texas, 7:07 p.m., if necessary Oct. 23: N.Y. at Texas, 7:07 p.m., if necessary

National League

Saturday: San Francisco 4, Philadelphia 3, San Francisco leads series 1-0 Today: San Francisco (Cain 13-11) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 13-13), 7:19 p.m. Tuesday: Philadelphia (Hamels 12-11) at San Francisco (Sanchez 13-9), 3:19 p.m. Wednesday: Philadelphia at San Fran., 6:57 p.m. Thursday: Philadelphia at San Fran., 6:57 p.m., if necessary Oct. 23: San Francisco at Philadelphia, 2:57 p.m. or 6:57 p.m., if necessary

RANGERS 7, YANKEES 2

New York Texas ab r h bi ab r h bi Jeter ss 4 0 1 0 Andrus ss 4 1 2 0 Grndrs cf 2 0 0 0 MYong 3b 5 0 1 1 Teixeir 1b 4 0 0 0 JHmltn cf 1 0 0 0 ARdrgz 3b 5 0 1 0 Guerrr dh 5 0 1 0 Cano 2b 5 2 2 1 N.Cruz rf-lf 4 2 2 0 Swisher rf 3 0 1 0 Kinsler 2b 3 1 1 1 Posada c 3 0 1 0 DvMrp lf 3 2 2 2 Brkmn dh 3 0 1 1 Francr ph-rf 1 0 0 0 Gardnr lf 2 0 0 0 BMolin c 4 0 1 1 Thams ph-lf 2 0 0 0 Morlnd 1b 3 1 2 1 Totals 33 2 7 2 Totals 33 7 12 6 New York..................................000 101 000 — 2 Texas........................................122 020 00x — 7 DP—New York 2. LOB—New York 12, Texas 9. 2B—Cano (1), Swisher (1), M.Young (2), N.Cruz 2 (2), Dav.Murphy (1), B.Molina (1). 3B—Kinsler (1). HR—Cano (2), Dav.Murphy (1). SB—Andrus 2 (2), J.Hamilton 2 (3). S—Kinsler. IP H R ER BB SO New York P.Hughes L,0-1 4 10 7 7 3 3 Chamberlain 1 1 0 0 0 2 D.Robertson 1 1-3 1 0 0 0 2 Logan 2-3 0 0 0 1 1 Mitre 1 0 0 0 2 1 Texas C.Lewis W,1-0 5 2-3 6 2 2 3 6 Rapada 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Ogando 1 1 0 0 1 1 D.Oliver 2-3 0 0 0 1 1 O’Day 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 N.Feliz 1 0 0 0 2 1 P.Hughes pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

Logan pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. HBP—by C.Lewis (Granderson). WP—P.Hughes, C.Lewis. Umpires—Home, Tony Randazzo; First, Jim Reynolds; Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, Fieldin Culbreth; Right, Gerry Davis; Left, Brian Gorman. T—3:52. A—50,362 (49,170).

GIANTS 4, PHILLIES 3

San Francisco Philadelphia ab r h bi ab r h bi ATorrs cf 5 0 1 0 Victorn cf 5 0 0 0 FSnchz 2b 5 0 0 0 Polanc 3b 4 0 1 0 A.Huff 1b 4 0 1 0 Utley 2b 3 1 1 0 BrWlsn p 0 0 0 0 Howard 1b 4 0 1 0 Posey c 4 1 1 0 Werth rf 3 1 2 2 Burrell lf 3 0 2 1 Rollins ss 4 0 0 0 Schrhlt pr-rf 1 1 0 0 Ibanez lf 3 0 0 0 Uribe ss 4 0 1 1 C.Ruiz c 3 1 1 1 Fontent 3b 4 0 1 0 WValdz pr 0 0 0 0 C.Ross rf-lf 3 2 2 2 Hallady p 2 0 1 0 Linccm p 3 0 0 0 DBrwn ph 1 0 0 0 JaLopz p 0 0 0 0 Madson p 0 0 0 0 Ishikaw 1b 0 0 0 0 Lidge p 0 0 0 0 Gload ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 36 4 9 4 Totals 33 3 7 3 San Francisco..........................001 012 000 — 4 Philadelphia.............................001 002 000 — 3 DP—San Francisco 1. LOB—San Francisco 7, Philadelphia 7. 2B—Burrell (1), Polanco (1), Howard (1). HR—C.Ross 2 (2), Werth (1), C.Ruiz (1). SB—Fontenot (1). IP H R ER BB SO San Francisco Lincecum W,1-0 7 6 3 3 3 8 Ja.Lopez H,1 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 Br.Wilson S,1-1 1 1-3 1 0 0 0 4 Philadelphia Halladay L,0-1 7 8 4 4 0 7 Madson 1 0 0 0 0 1 Lidge 1 1 0 0 1 2 HBP—by Br.Wilson (C.Ruiz), by Lidge (Ishikawa). PB—Posey. Umpires—Home, Derryl Cousins; First, Dan Iassogna; Second, Ted Barrett; Third, Wally Bell; Right, Tom Hallion; Left, Jeff Nelson. T—2:59. A—45,929 (43,651).

nascar Sprint Cup Bank of America 500 Results

Saturday At Charlotte Motor Speedway Concord, N.C. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (27) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 334 laps, 130.1 rating, 190 points. 2. (6) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 334, 143.8, 180. 3. (10) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 334, 108.9, 170. 4. (23) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 334, 112.7, 165. 5. (22) Greg Biffle, Ford, 334, 99, 160. 6. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 334, 92.9, 155. 7. (12) Joey Logano, Toyota, 334, 110.7, 151. 8. (24) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 334, 100.2, 147. 9. (16) David Reutimann, Toyota, 334, 96, 138. 10. (26) David Ragan, Ford, 334, 85.7, 134. 11. (34) Juan P. Montoya, Chevy, 334, 89.6, 135. 12. (2) Carl Edwards, Ford, 334, 87.2, 132. 13. (32) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 334, 70, 124. 14. (4) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 334, 108.8, 126. 15. (13) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 334, 99.5, 118. 16. (14) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 334, 72.5, 115. 17. (20) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 334, 74.4, 117. 18. (7) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 334, 72, 114. 19. (21) Scott Speed, Toyota, 334, 70.7, 106. 20. (18) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 334, 75.4, 108. 21. (29) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 334, 66.2, 100. 22. (30) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 333, 57.2, 97. 23. (1) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 333, 87.1, 99. 24. (5) Paul Menard, Ford, 333, 73.8, 91. 25. (3) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 333, 71, 93. 26. (9) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 332, 63.4, 85. 27. (31) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 332, 53.9, 82. 28. (36) David Gilliland, Ford, 332, 46.1, 84. 29. (8) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 331, 56.8, 76. 30. (15) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 331, 51.7, 73. 31. (42) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 331, 39.4, 70. 32. (41) Dave Blaney, Ford, 331, 37, 67. 33. (39) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 327, 38.2, 64. 34. (38) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 315, 31.8, 61. 35. (37) Bill Elliott, Ford, 305, 35.6, 58. 36. (11) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 272, 29.9, 55. 37. (35) Patrick Carpentier, Ford, accident, 217, 38.2, 57. 38. (25) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 214, 44, 49. 39. (33) Michael McDowell, rear gear, 127, 35, 51. 40. (19) Sam Hornish Jr., accident, 122, 47.7, 43. 41. (43) Jeff Green, transmission, 91, 32, 40. ——— Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 140.391 mph. Caution Flags: 9 for 39 laps. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Ky.Busch, 6 times for 217 laps; J.McMurray, 3 times for 65 laps; J.Johnson, 1 time for 15 laps; M.Martin, 2 times for 9 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 7 laps; A.Allmendinger, 1 time for 5 laps; J.Montoya, 1 time for 2 laps; C.Edwards, 2 times for 2 laps; M.McDowell, 1 time for 2 laps; D.Hamlin, 1 time for 1 lap; G.Biffle, 1 time for 1 lap; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Logano, 1 time for 1 lap; K.Harvick, 1 time for 1 lap; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 1 lap; R.Sorenson, 1 time for 1 lap; J.Burton, 1 time for 1 lap; D.Gilliland, 1 time for 1 lap; P.Carpentier, 1 time for 1 lap. ———

Sprint Cup standings 1. Jimmie Johnson........................................... 5,843 2. Denny Hamlin............................................. 5,802 3. Kevin Harvick.............................................. 5,766 4. Jeff Gordon................................................. 5,687 5. Kyle Busch.................................................. 5,666 6. Tony Stewart............................................... 5,666 7. Carl Edwards.............................................. 5,643 8. Greg Biffle................................................... 5,618 9. Kurt Busch.................................................. 5,606 10. Jeff Burton................................................ 5,604 11. Matt Kenseth............................................. 5,587 12. Clint Bowyer.............................................. 5,543

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: 5-9-3 La. Pick 4: 6-7-4-6 Easy 5: 6-13-16-22-29 La. Lotto: 12-15-30-32-33-39 Powerball: 12-22-32-34-46 Powerball: 2; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-1-0 La. Pick 4: 8-2-9-4 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-0-6 La. Pick 4: 3-8-4-4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-9-9 La. Pick 4: 9-3-1-7 Easy 5: 11-19-21-25-26 La. Lotto: 2-3-11-18-28-35 Powerball: 11-12-15-16-28 Powerball: 11; Power play: 2

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Tampa’s Freeman takes on mentor Brees TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The concept of a Super Bowl MVP training and exchanging ideas with a competitor who leads a team in the same division may seem taboo, except it makes perfect sense to Drew Brees and Josh Freeman. The New Orleans and Tampa Bay quarterbacks got together during the offseason in San Diego, with Brees more than willing to share some tips with Freeman, who was eager to listen and learn from one of the best in the game. The alliance was suggested by Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson, who was Brees’ quarterback coach in college. “I’ve had a lot of young quarterbacks call me or come down and work out with our group. I invite that,” said Brees, whose defending Super Bowl champion Saints (3-2) visit the surprising Bucs (3-1) today. “Guys who want to get better, who want to be the best, who care about the game, those are all good things. You want to help those type of guys,” Brees added. “I was a young player once, and I remember seeking out veterans who I asked for advice and tried to get words of wisdom, anything that would help me develop my game.” Anyone who thinks Freeman, a second-year pro who has been one of the keys to Tampa Bay’s fast start, might have received information he can use for an advantage against the Saints, might want to think again. The third quarterback selected in the 2009 draft already owns a victory over New Orleans, leading the Bucs

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) throws a pass earlier this season against Cleveland. Freeman and the Bucs will host the New Orleans Saints today.

nfl to a come-from-behind overtime victory last December. The win came five weeks after a 38-7 loss to the Saints in Tampa and began a stretch in which Tampa Bay has won five of seven games, including the quick start that has it in second place in the NFC South — a half game ahead of New Orleans. “We wanted to have Drew come in here, but I guess we decided to go to a neutral site,” said Freeman, who threw for a

career-best 280 yards and one touchdown in last week’s 24-21 road victory over Cincinnati. “It was a neat experience being around a guy like Drew, a very successful quarterback, a veteran guy that’s been there and played really well in the league for a long time,” the 22-year-old said, adding he’s not surprised Brees would be willing to work out with him. “His work ethic and intensity, even in the offseason. ... That’s something I’m trying to incorporate into my game,” Freeman said. “He’s coming

off winning the Super Bowl, and he’s still out there working and trying to get better.” Tampa Bay started 0-7 a year ago before handing the offense over to Freeman. He’s 6-7 since taking over, with four of those victories following fourth-quarter rallies. “I think he’s an extremely talented young quarterback. ... He works extremely hard,” Brees said. “He’s one of those guys, you can tell he cares about football, wants to be good at it, and he’s willing to work for it.”

Roethlisberger eight times during a 13-6 upset victory in December that ultimately scuttled Pittsburgh’s playoff chances, will be on the opposing sideline, eager to mar the two-time Super Bowl winner’s return to the NFL. Roethlisberger’s suspension didn’t ruin the Steelers season, as some around the league anticipated; instead, his teammates used the quarterback’s absence as a motivator while going 3-1. Backup quarterbacks Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch managed the offense. Their defense is playing much like that of their 2008 Super Bowl-winning team, and their revived running game is one of the NFL’s best. The Steelers proved they could change for the better while Roethlisberger was away. Now he wants to prove he’s changed for the better, too. Teammates say a player who once seemed intent on living up to his “Big Ben” per-

sona is no longer aloof or condescending to some of them. He’s been more outgoing and patient with Steelers supporters, especially during a training camp in which fans who once talked of rejecting him chose to embrace him. He also appears to be more accepting of a balanced offense, rather than one where he throws 35 times a game. While Steelers fans have shown an eagerness to forgive, Roethlisberger also understands he might not get another chance at redemption should he fail again. “Second chances are an awesome thing and that’s all I’ve asked for,” he said. “I want to be a Steeler for life. I love playing for this city and these fans. It’s something that’s very important to me. I know a lot of people say ‘I don’t really care about the fans and what people say about me.’ Well, I do. I want people to accept me and to embrace me as their quarterback and as a Steeler.”

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coming out last month. If I could put your funeral’s date on my calendar ahead of time, it’d sure help me plan around it.” Aun-tee (not the one you’re thinking about: if you don’t know the difference between an Aunt and an Aun-tee, ask a Southerner) laughed, “Of course not! You know we’ve got the genes to make it to a hundred, so this might be 25 years away. What new CD? I haven’t heard it. Bring me one.” “I’ll do that,” I told her, “because there’s a song on it that would work just right with your new funeral theme, called ‘Lights of the City.’ I bet you’ll want to revise your plans again after hearing it.” That got Aun-tee excited. “Oh, I can’t wait to hear it, then,” she said. “This is going to be such a beautiful service. Wish I was going to be able to

hear the whole thing.” I have a book by the great outdoor humorist Ed Zern, which includes a chapter entitled something like, “The Pre-Funeralization of Charlie Gunn.” I recalled that tome, and the thought struck me: why shouldn’t Aun-tee get to enjoy these beautiful funeral services that she revises annually? I told her about Zern’s Pre-Funeralization concept. “What a great idea!” she said, immediately grasping the potential. “I could hold one each year, and then revise it for the next year. Everyone could get to enjoy the good time, and we could have an old-fashioned dinner on the grounds afterward, with fried chicken and all the trimmings. Another thought hit her. “Do you think folks will get tired of coming to my funeral every year? Most folks only have one funeral, you know.” I considered that judiciously before replying, “No, Ma’am, I don’t think they’d get tired of it. Matter of fact ...” The thought struck both of us at the same time. “We might could commercialize this concept!” I personally favor cremation,

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Belles and Beaus tournament results Will Dees and Vicki Dees teamed up to shoot a 128 and win the Belles and Beaus golf scramble Oct. 9 and 10 at Vicksburg County Club. The Dees edged the team of Carol and Shelby Smith by one stroke, with Chris Whittington and Keri McGowan another shot back. Rodney and Linda McHann tied with Lee Giffen and Millie Wolfe atop the second flight with a 139 total. Dennis and Joy Buckner tied with Keith and Terry Grass for first place in the third flight, with a 142. Don and Clara Wimberly tied with Charles and Deanna Wolverton atop the fourth flight with a 150 total. Rodney McHann had the longest men’s drive on the first hole, and Suzanne Hurley had the longest women’s drive on No. 3. Bob May was closest to the pin for the men on No. 10, while McGowan was closest for the women on the 18th hole.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will play his first game of the season today, following a fourweek suspension.

Pre-Funeralization puts the ‘fun’ in funeral My favorite Aun-tee called Sunday to update her annual final arrangement plans. She had a new song that she wanted me and Betsy to sing at her funeral, “And it’ll go so well with the one that Cuddin Polly Sue is going to do now,” she said. “She’s singing a new one that I like a lot, with the theme of Heaven being all aglow, and this one I want y’all to do now will fit perfectly.” I had thought we were going to sing “Jesus Will Outshine Them All,” but Aun-tee now had other plans. “That was last year,” she informed me. “I’m revising my plans, to go with this new theme. Cuddin Dexter will also be doing a different song, and his daughter is taking violin lessons in college now, so she’s going to play ‘Ave Maria’ while all the family comes in. It’s going to be a beautiful service!” With all this planning, I figured I needed to do some of my own. “Do you have a date set for this beautiful service?” I joked. “I’m going to be doing a lot of traveling, what with my new book coming out next month, and our new CD

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Roethlisberger returns to Steelers PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger cast a wary eye upon the dozens of reporters who showed up for his first pregame practice in nine months and questioned aloud, “I thought we’d gotten this out of the way, but obviously not.” No, not yet. Not even close. There’s still a step left in what might be termed the rehabilitation of Ben Roethlisberger, the football player. He still hasn’t taken a snap from center in a game that counts, still hasn’t thrown a meaningful pass, still hasn’t proven he’s the player he was before his aberrant behavior led the NFL — at his own team’s urging — to suspend him for six games, later shortened to four. Roethlisberger’s self-described “anxious, nervous” months of waiting end today, when the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback plays a regularseason game for the first time since Jan. 3. The Cleveland Browns (1-4), who sacked

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though that method of final arrangements doesn’t lend itself to traditional Southern funerals, so the idea of PreFuneralization fits well with my own plans. Aun-tee wasn’t so inclined. “I don’t want ANY fires around when I kick the b u c ke t ! ” s h e d e cl ar e d firmly. “But I know I’m going to Heaven when that time comes, because I believe in Jesus, so I don’t want folks to be really sad when I pass away. I want them to celebrate, and it’d sure be nice to get in on the celebration myself, if that’s possible with this PreFuneralization concept.” Aun-tee and I are working on it, OK? First thing is, I’ve got to see if Mr. Zern, whom I understand has already been Funeralized hisownself, has a copyright on this process. I’m like Aun-tee — as the song says, Jesus is going to take me to Heaven when I die, so I’m hoping folks will celebrate then, and I’d sure hate to miss that party. I’m working on my own PreFuneralization.

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

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Delta State overcomes huge deficit, then loses late From staff reports Delta State almost had a homecoming for the ages, until Harding spoiled it again. Jasper Bodiford threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Watson with 28 seconds left as Harding beat the Statesmen 38-35 on Saturday. Delta State had rallied from a 31-6 deficit late in the first half to take a 35-31 lead on a 10-yard TD run by quarterback Micah Davis with 11:03 to play in the fourth quarter. Harding got the last score, though, as Watsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s touchdown catch capped an 11-play, 66-yard drive. Davis threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for another score for Delta State. L.J. Castile caught both scoring passes, a 15-yarder with nine seconds left in the first

half and an 11-yarder midway through the third quarter. Josh Powell was just 4-of-12 passing for 101 yards for Harding, but threw three TD passes. Two of them went to Watson, who finished with three catches for 74 yards.

1:26 remaining to seal it. Bridge finished the game 33-of-47 passing for 404 yards and four TDs. Ryan Singleton caught nine passes for 120 yards and two TDs, and Edward Johnson caught seven passes for 99 yards.

Grambling 38, Alcorn St. 28

Shorter 25, Belhaven 24

Frank Warren rushed for 202 yards and four touchdowns, and also caught a touchdown pass to lead Grambling past Alcorn State. Despite Warrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big day, Grambling had to survive a fourth-quarter comeback bid by the Braves. Brandon Bridge threw two touchdown passes in the final 10 minutes to trim a 35-14 deficit to 35-28. Grambling drove for a 27-yard field goal by Zoltan Riazzo with

Ben Williams scored on a 35-yard run with 1:53 remaining, capping Shorter Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comeback and giving the Hawks a win over Belhaven. Belhaven led 21-10 after Cordario Calvin caught a 5-yard TD pass from Alex Williams with 16 seconds left in the first half. But Shorter answered with a field goal as time expired in the half, then scored on Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; run and a 45-yard run by Kenny Foster to pull out the victory. Williams finished with 108

yards and two TDs rushing, while Foster had 82 yards and a score. Barry Johnson rushed for 122 yards for Belhaven.

East Texas Baptist 28, Mississippi College 20 Collin Bieschkeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interception as time expired ended Mississippi Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chance at a comeback win, and East Texas Baptist held on to beat the Choctaws. Mississippi College quarterback Tommy Reyer threw for 219 yards, ran for 63 more and a score, and tossed a 36-yard TD pass to Kenderick Johnson with 2:17 left to cut it to 28-20. MC got the ball back a minute later following a defensive stop and advanced to the ETBU 41. Reyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final pass downfield was picked off by Bieschke at the 10 to end it.

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Garrett Pinciotti completed 19 of 23 passes for 327 yards and five touchdowns, and Millsaps racked up 596 yards of offense in a rout of Rhodes. Dustin Fawcett and Martin Haaga each had more than 100 yards receiving for Millsaps. Seven different players caught at least one pass, and four had touchdown receptions. Shane Bowser added 117 yards and two TDs on the ground, and also threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Fawcett.

JSU 49, Southern 45 Casey Therriault threw five touchdown passes, including a 28-yarder to Rick Richardson with 2 seconds left, as Jackson State outlasted Southern in a wild SWAC finish.

With the Tigers (5-1, 3-1) leading 34-31 with 4:15 remaining, the Jaguars (2-4, 1-3) stopped them on three plays, taking a 38-34 lead on Reed Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 60-yard punt return with 2:59 left. After Jackson State reached the Southern 5, Therriault threw incomplete on third down, but pass interference created first-and-goal at the 2. B.J. Lee ran it in for a 41-38 Tigers lead at 0:38. On Southernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next scrimmage play, Jeremiah McGinty hit Wilson for a 73-yard touchdown and a 45-41 Jaguars lead with 19 seconds left. Jackson State got the ball at its 36. An offside penalty and Therriaultâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 31-yard pass to Renty Rollins set up the game-winner and a 2-point conversion.

Hinds keeps playoff hopes alive with win By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com

By The Associated Press Ohio State is one and done as No. 1. John Clay ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns and James White darted in for the clinching score in the fourth quarter as No. 18 Wisconsin took down top-ranked Ohio State 31-18 Saturday night. For the second week in a row, there will be a new No. 1 in college football, with the Buckeyes (6-1, 2-1 Big Ten) falling the way Alabama was beaten last week â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on the road and in conference. Wisconsin hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beaten a No. 1 since 1981, when it knocked off Michigan 21-14. This one felt like an upset right from the start. David Gilreath returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and the Badgers (6-1, 2-1) proceeded to run over the Buckeyes in the first half, taking a 21-3 lead into the break behind Clayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s powerful rushing. Terrelle Pryor guided Ohio State on two long scoring drives in the second half and Dan Herron capped them both with touchdowns to cut the Wisconsin lead to 21-18 with 11:38 left in the fourth. But the Badgers responded with another long touchdown

Millsaps 70, Rhodes 31

Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton (2) dives into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown run Saturday against Arkansas. Newdrive, then added a field goal and No. 1 is up for grabs again â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just in time for the BCS standings to make their season debut today.

Auburn 65, Arkansas 43 Cameron Newton ran for 188 yards, passed for 140 and accounted for four touchdowns as No. 7 Auburn beat No. 12 Arkansas (4-2, 1-2 SEC) in a wild game, benefiting from a couple of disputed replay calls. The teams set an SEC record for most points in a non-overtime game. The previous mark was set in South Carolinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 65-39 victory over Mississippi State in 1995. Newton ran for three touchdowns and passed for another in a game that went back and forth until Auburn (7-0, 4-0 SEC) pulled away in the fourth quarter.

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ton ran for 188 yards, threw for 140, and accounted for four TDs in the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wild 65-43 victory.

Kentucky 31, South Carolina 28 Kentuckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Randall Cobb caught a 24-yard TD pass with 1:15 remaining, then added the 2-point conversion to cap a furious second-half rally and give the Wildcats a win over No. 10 South Carolina. Mike Hartline threw for a career-high 349 yards and four touchdowns for Kentucky (4-3, 1-3 SEC), which overcame an 18-point halftime deficit to stun the Gamecocks (4-2, 2-2). South Carolina drove to the Kentucky 20, but quarterback Stephen Garciaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heave into the end zone was intercepted with 4 seconds remaining.

LSU 32, McNeese St. 10 Stevan Ridley rushed for two touchdowns, Michael Ford added the first two scoring

runs of his career, and ninthranked LSU (7-0) wore down feisty McNeese State (2-4). LSU quarterbacks Jarrett Lee and Jordan Jefferson combined for only 103 yards passing, with Lee accounting for 75 and leading all four touchdown drives. McNeese led twice in the first half before Ridleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second TD on a tackle-breaking 10-yard run in the second quarter put LSU up for good at 14-10.

Texas 20, Nebraska 13 Garrett Gilbert ran for two TDs and Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defense shut down Taylor Martinez to lead the Longhorns to an upset of No. 5 Nebraska. The Longhorns (4-2, 2-1 Big 12) stymied a Nebraska offense that had been averaging 494 yards a game, holding the Huskers (5-1, 1-1) to just 202 yards.

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Continued from Page B1. 82 and a touchdown on the ground for MSU. The Gators (4-3, 2-3) lost consecutive home games for the first time since 2003 and dropped three in a row for the first time since the Steve Spurrier era. Yep, coach Urban Meyer has accomplished something that former coach Ron Zook never did. The Bulldogs, whose victory over Florida in 2004 led to Zookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s firing, won in Gainesville for the first time since 1965. They snapped a 16-game losing streak at the Swamp and left 90,000plus wondering what happened to a program that won two of the last four national championships. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not very good right now,â&#x20AC;? Meyer said. Florida had a final drive to tie or take the lead, but Chas Henry missed a 42-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining. The Gators started at the 4-yard line with 2 minutes left and converted a fourthdown play to keep the drive alive. But John Brantley threw a pass out of bounds to avoid a sack on third down, leaving the Gators with little chance but to try the field goal â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a long shot for a punter who is handling field goals because of a back injury to placekicker Caleb Sturgis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of pressure on Chas,â&#x20AC;? Florida backup quarterback Trey Burton said.

Continued from Page B1. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not his position.â&#x20AC;? Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kick missed way right, setting off a raucous celebration on Mississippi Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sideline. Players and coaches stayed on the field to sing the fight song with helmets and hands toward the sky, then ran into the locker room for even more frivolity. The win was Mississippi Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth straight, the latest despite getting outgained by more than 100 yards. Of the Bulldogsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 58 plays, 49 of them were runs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including 24 in a row at one point. They finished with 212 yards on the ground, averaging 4.3 yards a carry. Mullenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game plan wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shocking, especially since Florida gave up 170 yards on the ground at Alabama and 161 last week against LSU. Mullen also spent four years on Meyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff and knows the spread-option as well as anyone, giving him plenty of insight into Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problems. Ballard carried 20 times, and Relf ran 22 from the quarterback position. Relfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longest run of the game, a 16-yarder, set up an early field goal. The Bulldogs kept it on the ground, and Relf found the end zone on a 6-yard scamper late in the first quarter. The Gators, meanwhile, looked lost on offense. They finished with 361 yards, but were plagued by two turn-

Mississippi State running back Vick Ballard (28) carries the ball in the second half of Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 10-7 win over Florida. overs, three sacks and several dropped passes. MSU used a steady variety of blitzes to disrupt Brantley, who was 24-of-39 passing for 210 yards, and keep the running game in check. Tight end Omarius Hines led the Gators with 58 yards rushing, including a 5-yard run in the third. That score looked like it might be a turning point for Florida. Instead, it ended up more like a fluke. The first half was one of Meyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worst in six seasons. The Gators had 138 yards, including 17 rushing, and no points at home for the first time since 2007 against Auburn. Florida was flagged for five penalties, failed to convert two fourth-down plays, turned the ball over once and missed a field goal.

straight for the Tigers, who have dropped their last three games by a combined score of 145-26. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously, we dug ourselves another hole and put ourselves in position to not respond,â&#x20AC;? Memphis coach Larry Porter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was hard to overcome in terms of the way that we were playing.â&#x20AC;? Despite that, defensively, Memphis had 10 tackles for losses, and linebacker Jamon Hughes was involved in 21 tackles, matching the second-best performance in school history. USM held a 24-6 lead at the break as Davis threw a pair of touchdown passes. Both teams scored on their first possessions, although USMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was confusing. Danny Hrapmannâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 36-yard field goal attempt hit the upright and was called no good by the two officials under the goal post. However, after a meeting with the rest of the crew and a video review, the kick was ruled good. Memphis answered with a five-play, 60-yard drive. Williams missed only one of four passes in the drive, the key completion a 45-yarder to Curtis Johnson. Otherwise, the Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offense was non-existent as they managed only 11 yards on the ground in the half. A pair of fumbles contributed to Southern Miss scores.

RAYMOND â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hinds coach Gene Murphy called it the defining moment of his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season. Leading by just a point, Hinds went on a 65-yard scoring drive that ate five minutes of the fourth quarter clock and resulted in Matthew Willisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2-yard TD run with 5:21 left. The Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; defense made it stand up, and they left the field with a 20-12 win over Southwest Mississippi Community College on Saturday afternoon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That drive was the defining moment of our season,â&#x20AC;? Murphy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To get this win today, was big, big, big for this program.â&#x20AC;? The win keeps Hindsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; playoff chances in the MACJCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s South Division alive at 2-2 heading into the final two games against Pearl River and Gulf Coast. It also clinched the Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; (5-2 overall) first winning season since 2007. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We knew it was do or die. It means everything to me that we will have a winning season and we still have a chance at the playoffs,â&#x20AC;? said offensive tackle Danny Bunch, a former Warren Central star. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To be able to help change the program around means an awful lot to me.â&#x20AC;? Another former Warren Central star had a role in Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win. Wide receiver Cordell Valentine caught a 13-yard

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Rangers even ALCS by hammering Yanks ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Rangers relievers got quick redemption, and Texas finally has won a postseason game at home for the first time in its 50-season history. Elvis Andrus got the Rangers off to a running start, David Murphy led a parade of extra-base hits and the bullpen that faltered the night before held strong this time as Texas got even in the AL championship series with a 7-2 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 2 on Saturday. The Rangers again built an early 5-0 lead — and stayed ahead this time, unlike the series opener when the Yankees had their biggest postseason comeback in the seventh inning or later. Texas snapped a 10-game postseason losing streak against New York. The best-of-seven series now switches to Yankee Stadium for Game 3 on Monday night, when Texas will have hired ace left-hander Cliff Lee on the mound. Lee has won his last four starts in New York, including a complete game for Philadelphia in last year’s World Series. Colby Lewis limited New York to two runs over 5 2/3 innings and the bullpen rebounded from the eighthinning debacle in Game 1 that allowed the defending World Series champion Yankees to escape with a 6-5 victory even though CC Sabathia lasted only four innings. “That’s what they have been doing for us all year. That’s how we got to this point,” manager Ron Washington said. “Last night, we didn’t get it done. We didn’t make any excuses. ... I was going to give to ball back to those guys if it presented itself. It presented itself, they did a great job. I expected that.” New York’s postseason winning streak over the Rangers included knocking them out of the playoffs in 1996, 1998 and 1999, Texas’ only other postseason appearances. These Rangers don’t plan

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Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz hugs catcher Bengie Molina (11) after the Rangers beat the New York Yankees 7-2 in Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday.

mlb to be easily dismissed by the Bronx Bombers, who have won 27 World Series titles and 40 pennants. Andrus led off the first with an infield single on a chopper that deflected off starter Phil Hughes’ glove. Andrus went to second on a wild pitch, then stole third before Josh Hamilton drew a walk. With Nelson Cruz batting and two outs, Hamilton took off for second base, and Andrus ran home when Jorge Posada threw the ball to second. The double-steal put Texas up 1-0 before Cruz’s inning-ending strikeout. “Elvis got on and basically took three bags,” Lewis said. “Opportunity seemed right, so I took a chance. That’s

the way we play,” Washington said. “It worked. Got us going.” Murphy homered off the facade of the second deck of seats in the second for a 2-0 lead, then an inning later he and Bengie Molina had consecutive RBI doubles to make it 5-0. After a majors-best 48 comefrom-behind victories in the regular season, and three more this postseason, the Yankees couldn’t pull off another one against the Rangers relievers. When Lewis was pulled with two on in the sixth and a 7-2 lead, Clay Rapada struck out pinch-hitter Marcus Thames for the final out. Texas had lost its first seven home playoff games, the most by any team before finally get-

ting a victory in front of its own fans, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Five of those losses had been to New York, plus two to Tampa Bay last weekend in the first round when the Rangers had to go back to Florida for a deciding Game 5 with Lee pitching to win a postseason series for the first time ever. Andy Pettitte pitches for the Yankees against Lee on Monday night. Manager Joe Girardi decided before this series started to swap the rotation order of Hughes and Pettitte, who will be going for his 20th postseason victory. “Cliff Lee doesn’t beat himself. And he’s going to throw a lot of strikes,” Girardi said. “The guy that’s getting lost in this is Andy Pettitte, and he’s pretty good.”

Lincecum, Giants take Game 1 from Phillies PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tim Lincecum shrugged off his pirouette at the plate, ignored the derisive whistles he heard in the batter’s box and did his thing on the mound — where he’s most comfortable. Lincecum outdueled Roy Halladay, Cody Ross hit a pair of solo homers and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 in Game 1 of the NL championship series Saturday night. In a mega-hyped matchup between marquee pitchers, neither starter came close to matching his sensational postseason debut last week. Both gave up homers to the No. 8 hitters. “It’s tons of confidence, but I think it’s more about winning Game 1 for us, setting the pace,” Lincecum said. Halladay’s bid for a second straight no-hitter lasted until Ross connected with one out in the third. “It was just enough to squeak by for us,” Lincecum said. Lincecum, who tossed a twohitter, gave up three runs on homers to Jayson Werth and Carlos Ruiz in seven innings. But the Freak got the big outs when he needed them, and the Giants earned their fourth one-run win in the playoffs. The two-time NL champion Phillies lost their first series opener since getting swept by Colorado in 2007. “Lincecum, he hung in there and he battled and he pitched pretty good,” Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. Game 2 is tonight. Jonathan Sanchez tries to send the Giants back to San Francisco just two wins from their first World Series appearance since 2002. Roy Oswalt goes for the Phillies. Halladay threw the second no-hitter in postseason history in a 4-0 win over Cincinnati in the opener of the division series. The only runner he allowed was a fifth-inning

On TV 7 p.m. Fox - San Francisco at Philadelphia, NLCS Game 2 walk to Jay Bruce. Pitching on nine days’ rest, Halladay clearly didn’t have the same, dominant stuff. He allowed four runs and eight hits in seven innings. A day after Halladay’s gem, Lincecum had 14 strikeouts in San Francisco’s 1-0 win over Atlanta. He gave up six hits and struck out eight against the Phillies. Lincecum, the reigning twotime NL Cy Young Award winner, had some adventures with a bat in his hands, though. The notoriously tough Philly fans came up with a unique way to mock Lincecum instead of the usual boos. They serenaded him with whistles when he batted in the fifth and seventh, presumably poking fun at his long, shaggy hair. His first time up, Lincecum struck out, spinning on one leg after swinging at a slow curve. Lincecum gave way to Javier Lopez, who got two outs in the eighth. All-Star closer Brian Wilson finished with a fourout save. The Phillies led the majors in wins (97) for the first time in franchise history, captured their fourth straight division title and are trying to become the first NL team in 66 years to win three straight pennants. Ross, a Phillies nemesis, ripped a 2-0 pitch to the seats in left to give the Giants a 2-1 lead in the fifth. He was 3-for-16 off Halladay before taking him deep his first two at-bats. “It’s just awesome to be in this situation right now, to be able to come here and help this team where it wanted to be,” Ross said.

McMurray wins at Charlotte By Jenna Fryer AP auto racing writer CONCORD, N.C. — Jamie McMurray’s career came full circle at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, where he returned to Victory Lane eight years after grabbing his first win with the team that gave him a second chance. The celebration with his Chip Ganassi Racing team was more exuberant because of the circumstances surrounding the 2002 win. In his second race with Ganassi, as a replacement for injured Sterling Marlin, McMurray set a NASCAR record in winning so quickly. But the team had to hold back a bit on the party out of respect for Marlin, who had broken his neck in an accident two weeks earlier. “When I won here in 2002, you’re in a situation where I don’t know any race car driver who wants someone else to get in their car and win,” McMurray said. “I knew that was hard on Sterling. As soon as I got into Victory Lane, I remember telling myself ‘Be very gracious and be respectful to Sterling because this is hard for him.’ He was home with a broken neck, you win with another team, this isn’t your team.” But the circumstances were far different this time around. Back with Ganassi and coowner Felix Sabates after he was let go last season from Roush-Fenway Racing, McMurray has grabbed wins at some of the biggest venues in NASCAR. He won the season-opening Daytona 500, the Brickyard 400 and now Charlotte. He’s made a full turnaround in his career, which seemed in jeopardy this time last year, with Ganassi, who has slowly rebuilt his program. “This is completely different because this team, and I talked to Chip about this today, about where his Cup organization was a year ago and where it

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Jamie McMurray celebrates in victory lane after winning the Sprint Cup series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

nascar is right now and the success that we’ve had,” McMurray said. “So (this win) is different circumstances. I feel this is my team, and it’s a team that has been put together over the past 11-12 months, and it’s mine.” McMurray passed Kyle Busch on a restart with 21 laps to go and cruised to the win in his Chevrolet. Ineligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, McMurray was better than all the title contenders to become the first non-Chase driver to win a Chase race at Charlotte since the format began in 2004. Busch led a race-high 218 laps but had to settle for second in a Toyota after McMurray easily passed him on the restart. Busch had to hang on for his spot when four-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson charged hard over the closing laps. “Nobody can put it in perspective for me, it’s very, very

disappointing,” said Busch, who was apoplectic on his radio about the debris caution that wiped out his lead. He also ranted about the restart that allowed McMurray to move ahead of him, and refused to accept that second place was a decent day. Johnson, who spun early and dropped to 37th, completed an improbable comeback in a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Denny Denn Hamlin was fourth, and lost more ground to Johnson in the Chase race. “I’m so relieved. I’m glad to be sitting in here in third spot and leading the points,” Johnson said. “It’s amazing what goes through your mind when you’re sliding sideways on the back straightaway. I saw my hard work for the year and dreams of being a five-time champion go away, and fortunately I got the car turned away from the inside wall.” With five races remaining, Johnson holds a 41-point lead over Hamlin. They go next to Martinsville, where Johnson and Hamlin have combined to win the last eight races.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Hitch” — A smooth-talking man, Will Smith, falls for a hardened columnist, Eva Mendes, while helping a shy accountant, Kevin James, woo a beautiful heiress./7 on TNT n SPORTS NFL — The New Orleans Saints aim to arrest their recent tailspan as they visit the Tampa Bay BucEva Mendes caneers./Noon on Fox n PRIMETIME “Desperate Housewives” — Susan is horrified when the sexy Internet company she’s been working for makes her their billboard model; Gabrielle shares her secret; Renee tries to steal Keith away from Bree./8 on ABC

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Earl Thomas Conley, country singer, 69; Margot Kidder, actress, 62; George Wendt, actor, 62; Alan Jackson, country singer, 52; Mike Judge, animator, 48; Norm Macdonald, actor-comedian, 47; Eminem, rapper, 38; Wyclef Jean, singer, 38; Dee Jay Daniels, actor, 22. n DEATH Simon MacCorkindale — The British actor who starred in the BBC series “Casualty” and the U.S. soap opera “Falcon Crest” has died of cancer at age 58. Publicist Max Clifford said MacCorkindale died Thursday of bowel cancer in a London clinic. MacCorkindale appeared in 59 episodes of “Falcon Crest” from 1984 to 1986 as womanizing lawyer Greg Reardon, and took the lead in the short-lived U.S. drama series “Manimal.” In Britain, he appeared in the long-running hospital drama “Casualty” as consultant Harry Harper from 2002 to 2007. He played Capt. Georg von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” on stage in London in 2008-2009.

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A rare sheet of 10 stamps depicting Audrey Hepburn fetched $606,000 at a charity auction in Berlin on Saturday, two-thirds of which will go to help educate children in sub-Saharan Africa. The mint-condition sheet of 10 stamps featuring Hepburn, a coy smile on her face and a long, black cigarette holder dangling from her lips, brought a profitable outcome to a botched stamp series that should have been destroyed years ago — and evokes Hepburn’s starring role in the 1963 thriller “Charade,” in which the characters chase a set of rare stamps. Sean Ferrer, 50, Hepburn’s son with actor and director Mel Ferrer, and the chair of the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund, said he was thrilled that the sale Saturday brought “focus on children in need,” but wished the stamps had sold for a higher price. Two-thirds of money raised will go to the Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund, and one-third to UNICEF Germany.

Singer Alicia Keys has baby boy It’s a boy for Alicia Keys and her husband, music producer/rapper Swizz Beatz. A representative for Keys said she gave birth Thursday night in New York. The couple have named their son Egypt Dean. It’s the first child for the 29-year-old superstar and the fourth child for Beatz, 31, whose real name is Kaseem Dean. The couple was married July 31.

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Elmore Leonard still the Hot Kid after all these years Mike Householder The Associated Press BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — He’s two decades past the age when most Americans begin receiving Social Security benefits. And the Hot Kid’s never been hotter. Elmore Leonard’s 44th novel, “Djibouti,” hit shelves on Tuesday, a day after he celebrated his 85th birthday. And “Justified,” the FX drama based on a Leonard short story and for which he’s an executive producer, wrapped up a critically acclaimed first season earlier this year. Surely, the octogenarian is ready to slow down a bit. “Nooooo,” Leonard says when the dreaded “r’’ word is uttered: retirement. “There’s no reason to. This is the most enjoyable thing I do,” he said during an interview at his home in suburban Detroit. “I’ve been doing it for nearly 60 years.” The numbers over that time are staggering. Besides 44 novels, Leonard has written 32 Western short stories and nine produced screenplays. Seventeen of his books have earned a place on The New York Times list of best-sellers, and he’s had his work turned into 21 feature films, seven TV movies and three series, the latest of which is “Justified.” That show is at the forefront of Leonard’s thoughts these days. He’s writing again about U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, a recurring Leonard character who is the centerpiece of “Justified.” Leonard’s plan is to send

tures the same deadpan dialogue, unexpected plot twists and morally ambiguous characters that are the hallmarks of nearly every Leonard effort, but the subject matter and locale are a departure. “Djibouti” follows an award-

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books along some of the material to the show’s producers in the hope it’ll end up on screen in the upcoming second season. “I have written him in two books before and he can carry a book,” he says. “There’s no question about that. But to get him into situations that would work for ‘Justified,’ then I’m doing a little bit more than writing a book. I think they will use quite a bit of it.” Leonard’s writing process is the same as it’s always been. He settles in at his home office around 10 a.m. behind a desk covered with stacks of paper and books. He lights a cigarette, takes a drag and sets about to writing — longhand, of course — on the 63-page

unlined yellow pads that are custom-made for him. When he finishes a page, he transfers the words onto a separate piece of paper using an electric typewriter. He tries to complete between three and five pages by the time his workday ends at 6 p.m. “Well, you’ve gotta put in the time if you want to write a book,” Leonard says of his shift work that is befitting of his hometown’s standing as the nation’s automotive capital. Leonard’s father was a General Motors employee who moved his family to Michigan when the future author was a boy. It was here that he acquired the nickname “Dutch” (which survives to this day) after Emil “Dutch” Leonard, a knuckle-

ball pitcher of the day. The ballplayer’s card sits in the writer’s study on one of the shelves lined with copies of his books. After college, Leonard wrote advertising copy for Chevrolet and Westerns on the side. A decade later, he quit his job and devoted himself to writing full time. But with a family to support, Leonard was forced back into writing freelance advertising. He kept at it, though, and his breakthrough came in the 1980s with “La Brava” and “Glitz,” which landed him on the cover of Newsweek. Since then, Leonard has written about a book a year. His most recent work includes “The Hot Kid,” ‘’Up in Honey’s Room” and “Road Dogs.” His latest, “Djibouti,” fea-

new on the shelves The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library reports on new boooks regularly: “The Stainless Steel Rat Returns” by Harry Harrison features our hero once again in search of adventure. James Bolivar “Slippery Jim” diGriz, Special Corps agent, master con man, and interstellar criminal (retired), is living high on the hog on the planet Moolaplenty when a long-lost cousin and a shipful of swine arrive to drain his bank account and send him, and his lovely wife, Angelina, wandering the stars on the wildest journey since Gulliver’s Travels. “The Dog Park Club” by Cynthia Robinson is her debut novel. Max Bravo is a mid-rung opera singer with a diva’s towering ego, and he doesn’t do favors. That is not until the day he visits a troubled friend in Berkeley and offers to walk her dog. Max quickly discovers the local dog park. It’s an odd, private little world — a preserve for neighborhood crackpots and lay-abouts and, incidentally, their dogs. However, the park regulars are friendly and they even serve beer. Before long Max can’t stay away. When one of the regulars disappears, Max’s interest in the dog park turns into an obsession. Amy Carter — beautiful, adored, pregnant — has vanished and circumstances bode the worst. What happened to Amy? The dog park club has brewed up a theory and they mean to prove it. “A Desirable Residence” by Madeline Wickham features a house whose asking price includes a stunning renovation of hearts and dreams. Liz and Jonathan Chambers were stuck with two mortgages, mounting debts, and a miserable teenage daughter. Then Marcus Witherstone came into their lives — and it seemed he would solve all their problems. He knew the perfect tenants from London who would rent their old house: a glamorous PR girl, Ginny and her almost-famous husband, Peirs. But soon Liz is lost in blissful dreams of Marcus, Jonathan is left to run their tutorial college, and neither of them has time to notice that their daughter is developing a passion for the new tenants. Everyone is entangled with everyone else, in the most awkward possible way. nd as events close in,

they all begin to realize that some deceptions are just a bit too close to home. “32 Candles” by Ernessa T. Carter is the story of Davie Jones. Davie — an ugly duckling growing up in smalltown Mississippi — is positive her life couldn’t get any worse. She has the meanest mother in the South, possibly the world, and on top of that, she pretty sure she’s ugly. Just when she’s resigned herself to her fate, she sees a movie that will change her life — Sixteen Candles. But in her case, life doesn’t imitate art. Tormented endlessly in school with the nickname “Monkey Night,” and hopelessly in unrequited love with a handsome football player, James Farrell, Davie finds that it is bittersweet to dream of Molly Ringwald endings. When a cruel school prank goes too far, Davie leaves the life she knows and reinvents herself in the glittery world of Hollywood. Eventually she bumps into her former obsession, James, and, not recognizing her, he falls madly in love. But life is never that simple and just as they are about to ride off into the sunset, the past comes back with a vengeance. “The Cabal” by David Hagberg is the new Kirk McGarvey adventure. CIA operative Todd Van Buren meets with a Washington Post investigative reporter who has uncovered strong evidence that a powerful lobbyist has formed a shadowy group called the Friday Club, made up of high-ranking men inside the government. The reporter is convinced that the Friday Club is powerful enough to potentially topple the United States government, and he’s terrified of what he knows. That afternoon, Van Buren — son in law to the legendary spy Kirk McGarvey — is gunned down. That evening, the reporter and his family are killed. All traces of the existence of the Friday Club are erased. A devastated McGarvey is soon drawn into the most far-reaching and dangerous investigation of this career, the stakes of which could destabilize the United States government, and shake the foundations of the world financial order. “The Bikini Car Wash” by Pamela Morsi is a story of love and small business. After Andrea Wolkwicz abandons corporate life to help care for

her sister, she quickly wears out the want ads in their rustbelt hometown. Time to be her own boss. Every mogul knows the best idea is an old idea with a new twist. So Andrea proudly revives her father’s business: an old-fashioned car wash staffed entirely by bikini clad women. That ought to get traffic — and blood — flowing. The gutsy gimmick soon has the whole town in a lather, and not necessarily in a good way. Scandalized citizens are howling; neighboring businesses are worried. But straitlaced grocery-store owner Pete Guthrie is definitely intrigued. He knows it’s hard to run a small business in a big-box world. To him, Andrea’s brains and bravery are as alluring as the bikini she calls business attire. “The King’s Mistress” by Emma Campion is a fictional account of Alice Perrers, the notorious mistress of King Edward III. Like most girls of her era Alice is taught obedience in all things. At the age of 14 she marries the man her father chooses for her, dutifully accepting the cost of being torn from the family she holds dear. Despite this heartbreak Alice finds that merchant Janyn Perrers is a good and loving husband and the two settle into a happy life together. Their bliss is shortlived, however, unraveled the dark day a messenger appears at Alice’s door and notifies of her of Janyn’s sudden disappearance. She soon learns that her husband kept many dark secrets — secrets that result in a price on her head and that of her beloved daughter. Her only chance to survive lies in the protection of King Edward and Queen Philippa. When she is singled out by the king for more than just royal patronage, the stakes are raised. “What’s His Is Mine” By Daaimah S. Poole concerns three women out to marry rich. Life as a pro athlete’s baby mama isn’t bringing in the big money Adrienne Sheppard expected. Now she’s determined to get wifed. Young Zakiya Lee will do anything to escape living with her troubled sister. Tanisha Butler needs to redeem her one mistake — and reclaim her man. And sports reporter Cherise Long has a “no athletes” romance rule. But as different as these women are, they can’t

resist the same temptation: to win the ultimate gold ring.

• Denise Hogan is reference interlibrary loan librarian at the Warren CountyVicksburg Public Library. Write to her at 700 Veto St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.

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Health reform forum set for Tuesday The Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce will offer an informational luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vicksburg Convention Center. The focus will be the effects of the national health care overhaul on small businesses. The speakers will be Doug Henley of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, Lindsay Buford of ChamberPlus Inc. and Riley Nelson of May & Company. Admission is free, and lunch will be served. Call 601-636-1012.

Office Max execs to speak at Alcorn Two Office Max executives will speak at Alcorn State University next month. Sam Duncan, chairman and CEO of the company, and Stephen DerManuelian, vice president for associate and business services, will be part of the Alcorn School of Business Distinguished Speaker Series. Duncan will speak at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3 on the Lorman campus, and at 3:30 p.m. at the Natchez campus. DerManuelian will speak at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in Lorman, and at 6 p.m. in Natchez. Lectures are free. For information, contact Daye Dearing at 601-3044370 or daye@alcorn.edu.

Navy contracts go to University of N.O. NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The University of New Orleans Department of Computer Science has been awarded three new research and development contracts worth more than $800,000 from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Systems Center New Orleans. The three contracts are for one year. The SPAWAR Systems Center is in UNO’s Research and Technology Park. The contracts are for autonomic computing and security essentials, platform independent secure mobile computing, and web mash-up and semantic frameworks. UNO professors Shengru Tu, Daniel Bilar, Golden Richard and department chair Mahdi Abdelguerfi are working on the projects. UNO Vice Chancellor for Research Scott Whittenburg is the project director.

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Joe Bozada, chief of staff for Bayer’s CEO.

Unemployed find old jobs now require more skills By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The jobs crisis has brought an unwelcome discovery for many unemployed Americans: Job openings in their old fields exist. Yet they no longer qualify for them. They’re running into a trend that took root during the recession. Companies became more productive by doing more with fewer workers. Some asked staffers to take on a broader array of duties — duties that used to be spread among multiple jobs. Now, someone who hopes to get those jobs must meet the new requirements. As a result, some database administrators now have to manage network security. Accountants must do financial analysis to find ways to cut costs. Factory assembly workers need to program computers

Joe Bozada, chief of staff for Bayer’s CEO, said the company initially interviewed 30 candidates. Then it did final interviews with seven. But none had the additional experience the company now wanted. Ultimately, Bozada said, the company chose one of its own employees it had already trained. to run machinery. The broader responsibilities mean it’s harder to fill many of the jobs that are open these days. It helps explain why many companies complain they can’t find qualified people for certain jobs, even with 4.6 unemployed Americans, on average, competing for each opening. By contrast, only 1.8 people, on average, were vying for each job opening before the recession. The total number of job openings does remain historically low: 3.2 million, down from 4.4 million before the recession. But the number of openings has surged 37 percent in the past year. And yet

the unemployment rate has actually risen during that time. Companies still aren’t finding it easy to fill job vacancies. Take Bayer MaterialScience, a unit of Bayer. When the company sought earlier this year to hire a new health, safety and environment director for one of its plants, it wanted candidates with a wider range of abilities than before. In particular, it needed someone skilled not just in managing health and safety but also in guiding employees to adapt to workplace changes. Joe Bozada, chief of staff for Bayer’s CEO, said the company initially interviewed

30 candidates. Then it did final interviews with seven. But none had the additional experience the company now wanted. Ultimately, Bozada said, the company chose one of its own employees it had already trained. That shift, across multiple industries, has caught the eye of David Altig, research director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Workers aren’t just being asked to increase their output, Altig says. They’re being asked to broaden it, too. A company might have had three back-office jobs before the recession, Altig said. Only one of those jobs

might have required computer skills. Now, he said, “one person is doing all three of those jobs — and every job you fill has to have computer skills.” The trend is magnifying the obstacles facing the unemployed. Economists have long worried that millions of people who have lost jobs in depressed areas like construction don’t qualify for work in growing sectors like health care. But it turns out that some of the jobless no longer even qualify for their old positions. Frustrated in their efforts to find qualified applicants among the jobless, employers are turning to those who are already employed. “They’re hiring a known quantity that already has this specific experience on their resume,” said Cathy Farley, a See Jobs, Page B10.

So you bought a foreclosed home — now what? By The Associated Press It seemed too good to be true: You bought a house in foreclosure at a fraction of the former price. Maybe you even knocked out a wall or two and remodeled with all the money you saved. But now thousands of foreclosures around the country may be invalid because of bank paperwork problems. Should you worry? “Anyone who’s purchased a foreclosed property in the last three years should really be concerned,” said George Babcock, a Providence, R.I., attorney who represents homeowners who have been foreclosed on. “They should call the attorney that did their closing and say, ’Hey, do I have a problem?”’ Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and other major lenders have frozen tens of thousands of foreclosures in at least some states while they review the paperwork for errors or mishandling. For homeowners, there are several questions to ask. But first, experts say, they should check to make sure they have title insurance, which protects the homebuyer from any claim on the property that surfaces after the deal has closed. Those claims can arise from unpaid taxes or legal

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Realtor Teresa Sciubba, left, talks with investor Kristin Gragg outside a foreclosed property in Chandler, Ariz. glitches in the ownership documents. Most people who take out mortgages are required by their lenders to buy a policy. For those paying cash, it’s optional but highly advisable, especially now. “If you’re a bona fide purchaser with title insurance and no knowledge of any irregularities in the transaction, courts are going to be extremely loath to set aside the sale,” says Diane Thompson, an attorney with the National Consumer Law

Center. This new twist to the foreclosure crisis is no trivial matter for the large and growing number of people buying homes out of foreclosure. The foreclosure listing service RealtyTrac Inc. says 24 percent of homes sold from April to June were in foreclosure. In Nevada, it was 56 percent. Arizona was next with 47 percent and California third with 43 percent. The cost of title insurance varies by state and circum-

stance but is often roughly 0.5 percent of the mortgage — in the neighborhood of $1,000 for a $200,000 loan. Premiums are expected to rise as title companies brace for new claims. A homeowner with title insurance shouldn’t have to worry if the previous owner stakes a claim to the home. Even a successful claim, experts say, would almost certainly end up with the title company settling with the evicted homeowner — not the new buyer out on the

curb. If they failed to make payments repeatedly, evicted homeowners might not be able to afford their old homes anyway, something a judge would consider. They’re more likely to seek a large check than a return to a house with an outsized debt. The situation is murkier for people who bought their homes with cash and didn’t bother with title insurance. The issue of who has proper title in that situation could be uncertain. “It is not clear, which is why the banks have imposed their own moratoriums on foreclosure,” says CEO Tim Dwyer of Entitle Direct Group, the holding company for EnTitle Insurance Co., an Ohio title insurer. “Potentially, you face a legal battle in that situation.” Analysts expect the sudden questions to lead to a flurry of claims on homes now in the hands of other people, some spurred by lawyers trying to capitalize on the uncertainty. “Lawyers who represent homeowners in foreclosure are going to see an explosion in demand,” said Tom Lawler, an independent housing economist in Virginia. In most cases, he noted, “it’s unlikely that the forecloSee Foreclosed, Page B10.

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Foreclosed Continued from Page B9. sure will actually be reversed and the title will revert to the original borrower. But it’s possible.” Babcock, for one, said his phones have been ringing off the hook with calls from people who were foreclosed on and want to know if he can get their houses back. He has sent off dozens of letters to recent buyers of those homes, alleging that because of defects in the foreclosure process they don’t actually own the property, and suggesting impending legal action. “I’m not saying that all of the titles are toxic,” he says. “But many, many, many are.” Mark Stopa, a Tampa, Fla., lawyer who represents hundreds of homeowners facing foreclosure, contends that perhaps a quarter of cases have title problems that merit challenges. Legal experts concede it’s possible that there may be a judge somewhere who’s dis-

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Marisa Salas holds a sign during a foreclosure and eviction rally in September in Menlo Park, Calif. gusted enough with how the banks conducted themselves to throw out foreclosures. So if you’re the new owner of a foreclosed property and worried, what should you do? First, check to make sure you have a title policy and the title is clear, which means there are no liens against the property and the ownership is clearly established.

The fee to have a title search conducted should be $35 to $100, according to Jason Biro, a 14-year veteran of the mortgage industry who now runs the nonprofit consumer advocacy firm Saving Your American Dream. If no problems surface, you

may still want to run another title search every six months or so if you are interested in selling anytime soon, given the current confusion, Biro says. If you’ve had the property four years or so, it should be OK, Stopa says. Those who paid cash and without title insurance will not necessarily be forced to pack up and leave. That’s because many states provide protections for those who bought in good faith, according to Biro — essentially anyone who wasn’t trying to exploit a flaw in the foreclosure system. So the buyer of a foreclosed property should still be able to fend off a title-related claim. The downside: That fight could entail significant legal expenses. In the future, there may be a bigger issue — what happens

to foreclosure sales if buyers are concerned that they can’t get title insurance. It’s rare, but not unheard of, for a title insurance company to be liquidated. Yet another risk in the flagging economy is that the title insurance company is liquidated, leaving you without protection. That’s rare, but it does happen. Credit ratings agency A.M. Best Co. warned buyers as recently as last year of financial problems among some title insurers. What about buying right

now? Rick Sharga, a RealtyTrac senior vice president, said buyers who are making a foreclosure purchase from a bank shouldn’t be concerned. He said they should just double-check to make sure it’s possible to get title insurance.

Jobs Continued from Page B9. managing director at Accenture. “It is slowing some of the re-hiring from the ranks of the unemployed.” Only 49 percent of people laid off from 2007 through 2009 were re-employed by January 2010, according to a Labor Department survey. It’s the lowest such proportion since the survey began in 1984. And more than 40 percent of the nearly 15 million unemployed Americans have been out of work for six months or longer. That’s near the record high set during the recession. Some of the unfortunate ones are information technology workers. One reason is that tech companies are increasingly combining business analyst and systems analyst positions. Suppose a company wants a new software application. A business analyst would seek the least expensive approach and then propose the technical requirements. Separately, a systems analyst would build the technology. But now, employers want “those two skill sets in one human being,” said Harry Griendling, chief executive of DoubleStar Inc., a staffing firm outside Philadelphia. The trend reflects the push that companies made during the recession to control costs, squeeze more output from their staffs and become more productive. Productivity measures output per hour worked. Economy-wide, it soared 3.5 percent last year. It was the

best performance in six years. And it means workers are bearing heavier burdens. In manufacturing, employees increasingly must be able to run the computerized machinery that dominates most assembly lines. They also have to carry out additional tasks, such as inspecting finished products, notes Mark Tomlinson, executive director of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Manufacturers advertised nearly 200,000 jobs at the end of August, a jump of about 40 percent from a year ago, according to government data. Yet hiring by manufacturers has risen less than 6 percent over that time — evidence that they are having a hard time finding qualified workers. Human resource specialists say employers who increasingly need multi-skilled employees aren’t willing to settle for less. HR specialists even have a nickname for the highly sought but elusive job candidate whose skills and experiences precisely match an employer’s needs: the “purple squirrel.” “There are lots of requests for purple squirrels nowadays,” said Joe Yesulaitis, chief executive of Aavalar Consulting, an IT staffing firm.

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July 2009.......................$613,056 2009 fiscal year to date $6,285,565

casino tax revenue Vicksburg’s five casinos pay a 3.2 percent revenue tax to the State of Mississippi that is divided — with 10 percent going to schools, 25 percent to Warren County and 65 percent to the city. A second revenue tax is a 0.8 percent share of the state’s 8.8 percent revenue tax. It is split based on population proportions between Vicksburg and Warren County. Each casino is also required to pay $150 for each gaming device annually to the city. To date, two casinos have paid the gaming device fee. These are the latest receipts: August 2010 City.............................$495,541.12 County......................$233,144.56 Schools....................... $63,363.97

August 2009 City.............................$570,645.43 County......................$268,924.35 Schools....................... $73,006.07

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Fiscal year 2008-09 to date City............................... $6,509,974 County........................ $2,708,993 Schools...........................$735,388

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Westside seeking Christmas actors The Westside Theatre Foundation is seeking actors for its production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” Needed are men and women ages 10 to 60. The play is based on a 1972 book by Barbara Robinson that tells of six delinquent children who are given roles in the Sunday school Christmas play and tell the Christmas story in an unconventional fashion. Auditions will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24-25 at the Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street. Call 601-529-2067 or 440781-8729.

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Akers wins prelim to Miss Mississippi Fenly Akers of Vicksburg has been crowned Miss Heartland, a preliminary title that allows her to enter the Miss Mississippi Fenly Pageant. Akers Akers is a junior at Mississippi State University and the daughter of Tom and Lynda Akers. She will compete for the third time in the Miss Mississippi Pageant, set for next summer in Vicksburg. Akers was fourth runner up in this year’s contest.

Convention center sets Tail ‘Great’ Party The Vicksburg Convention Center and Auditorium will host a Tail “Great” Party Oct. 25, when the Dallas Cowboys play the New York Giants. Admission to watch the game on a 10-foot screen is free, but food and drinks will be sold. Call 601-636-3620, e-mail erinp@vicksburg.org or visit www.vccmeet.com for more information.

Author set to sign story of David Lorelei Books, a downtown bookseller, will host a signing event by author Michael H. Thompson Dec. 9. Thompson, of Memphis, will sign copies of “David: The Illustrated Novel” from 4 to 6 p.m. The book is an illustrated novel of the biblical story. Thompson will bring a Goliath suit of armor and replica of the Ark of the Covenant to the event. The bookstore is at 1103 Washington St. Call 601634-8624 or visit www. loreleibooks.com for more information.

Hummingbirds topic of Audubon session The Jackson Audubon Society and Wild Birds Unlimited will present a lecture featuring hummingbird experts and authors Bob and Martha Sargent. The lecture will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, 2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson. The event is free. Call 601-956-7444 or visit www. jacksonaudubonsociety. org.

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Sam Wright has been around the world, back From the bottom to the top — that’s how Sam Wright describes one phase of his life. He began the first grade at Jefferson Davis, graduated from Jett and was ultimately on the staff of Harvard GGorDoN University. Sam, who is 84, spent 30 years in the Navy, joining the ceremonies took place. when he was 17 and a senior (He was assigned to it later). in high school. That was in “We were all making prepaJanuary 1944, and he was rations (for the surrender), granted a delayed entry until I think,” he said, “but little he graduated later that year. enlisted men have no idea Two weeks after he received what’s going on. Sometimes his they’ll tell diploma, you certain he was in things on boot camp the PA, but at Camp not much.” Perry, Va., Though a seaman they recruit weren’t earning $9 told much, a month. Sam said, He joined it really the Navy, made no he said, difference “because of because, the draft. “You’re on That’s what that big old persuaded ship, and Sam Wright and one of his Navy they feed me to join the Navy uniforms you and — I didn’t put you to want no part of the Army.” bed at night, and you just go He got into the action in where the ship goes.” 1945, during the Okinawa There were no surface batCampaign, spending 66 days tles as the war neared an end cruising off Okinawa, and because the Japanese had when that battle was over his lost practically all of their ship was sent to the China fleet. When the war ended, Sea, part of the wrap up as he said, the ship he was on, the war was winding down. the USS Guam, was sent One incident he recalled was to patrol the area between when a boarding party was Korea and China, “But I don’t sent ashore to see what was know for what reason.” in a big old building. Sam He left the service in 1946, finagled his way in on that couldn’t find a job, so he venture, but all they found went to machinists school were crudely made Japanese at Prairie, north of Mayhew rifles. Junction, a training program He was at sea when the associated with Mississippi Japanese surrendered, but State. After he graduated, he not on the Missouri where still couldn’t find a job, so he

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A young Sam Wright, second from left, gives a tour of the USS Intrepid. went back into the Navy. Sam was on the USS North Hampton from 1953 to 1959, a heavy cruiser that saw a lot of action as a training vessel for midshipmen who were in the Navy Academy or other colleges. They came aboard

for several months in the summers, working with the crew, learning about shipboard life and “stuff like that. Sometimes we went to the Mediterranean, Brazil or the Scandinavian countries.” Sam saw a lot of places he

had studied about in geography class in school, “though I didn’t pay much attention to it then. Now I know a lot about it. There are few places in this world I haven’t been, See Wright, Page C5.

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Historic Jefferson College gearing up for Horror Week Historic Jefferson College in Washington will present its third annual Horror Week Oct. 25-28. The week will include the Halloween Horror Film Fest, featuring three horror movies. The focus will be the 50th anniversary of the Alfred Hitchcock film “Psycho.” Movies will begin at 7 nightly in the West Wing. Admission is free, and snacks will be sold. The week will end with Ghost Tales Around the Campfire, a free event set for 6 p.m. Oct. 28. The park is located off of U.S. 61, four miles northeast of Natchez. For more information, call 601-442-2901 or e-mail rperson@mdah.state. ms.us.

Reading group sets December seminars The Mississippi Reading Association’s 40th annual conference will be in Dec. 1-3 at the Beau Rivage casino in Biloxi. The conference, called Celebrating Literacy: 40 Years of Mississippi Reading Association, will feature workshops and sessions. Participants may register to win a $7,000 classroom makeover from Smart Schools, the event’s sponsor. Four pre-conference sessions will be Dec. 1 from 8:30

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from staff reports to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $70 per session. Pre-registration is $125 for professional educators by Oct. 25 and $140 after. Cost for full-time students and retired educators is $100 before Oct. 25 and $105 after. Contact Patricia Bradshaw Ross at 662-645-2650 or patbradshawross8@hotmail. com, or e-mail Stacy Reeves at stacy.reeves@usm.edu.

Monroe museum offers inkjet class The Masur Museum in Monroe will present a workshop called Introduction to Color Inkjet Printing Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Instructor Jenny Ellerbe will teach the basics of printing photos with an Epson 3880. Participants are encouraged to bring their own image files for printing. Cost is $130 for museum members and $170 for nonmembers. To register, call 318-329-2237 or e-mail info@ masurmuseum.org.

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ this month at MC Mississippi College’s Tribal Players and the Department of Communication will present “Arsenic and Old Lace,”

a comedy made into a movie during the 1940s. The story was written by Joseph Kesselring, and the movie featured actor Cary Grant. It is about a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, N.Y., as he debates whether to go through with a wedding. The play will be performed at Aven Little Theatre on the Clinton campus. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $7 for general admission. Call 601-9253935.

Creative writing class will span five sessions The Office of Continuing Education at Mississippi College is offering an introduction to the fundamentals of creative writing workshop. Author Cynthia Profilet will teach the course. Classes are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 11 and 18. Cost is $100, and the registration deadline is Oct. 18. Call 601-925-3264 or visit www.mc.edu/academics/ce.

Poverty Point sets cooking demo Poverty Point State Historic

Site will host a prehistoric cooking demonstration at noon Saturday. A ranger will re-create earth oven cooking materials that would have been used by the people who lived near Poverty Point more than 3,000 years ago. Located in West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on Louisiana 577, Poverty Point details the culture of area inhabitants from about 1600 to 1100 B.C. Admission is $4 and includes access to the visitors center, a video and museum and a tram tour. Children 12 and younger and seniors 62 and older will be admitted free. Call 888-926-5492 or 318-9265492.

Civil War artifacts on display at UM An exhibit called “This Fiery Trial: An Exhibit on Mississippi and the American Civil War” will be on display at Ole Miss through September 2011. The display features Civil War artifacts and documents, including a letter from a slave who was attempting to write his family history in two pages. The exhibit is housed in room 318 of the J.D. Williams Library on campus. Visit www.ezing.net.

Medicine, science focus of exhibit at Carey The Lucile Parker Art Gallery at William Carey University will feature an exhibit, “Celebrating the History and Science of Medicine,” through Friday. The collection, accumulated by Dr. Michael Murphy, vice president and dean of the WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine, features prints by different artists. It can be viewed from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Call 601-318-6528.

Bass Pro to feature Halloween activities Bass Pro Shops in Pearl will host free Halloween events for children during the next two weekends. Activities include crafts, a costume parade and trick-ortreating. Activities will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Fridays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Bass Pro is located at 100 Bass Pro Drive, near Trustmark Park. The phone number is 601933-3700.

USM alumni’s works on display at museum An exhibit called “100 Alumni,” presented by the

University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art and the university’s Department of Art and Design, opens Thursday and run through Nov. 20. The display is part of USM’s 100th anniversary celebration. An opening reception will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at the museum. The exhibit will feature works by 100 USM alumni from 1950 to 2005. The museum is inside the fine arts building on the Hattiesburg campus. Admission is free, and hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 601-266-5200.

Civil rights conference starts Thursday at USM The Centennial Celebration of the Civil Rights Movement, an academic conference, is set for this week at the University of Southern Mississippi. The conference, which opens Thursday, will feature renowned scholars and civil rights veterans. Registration is $35 for the general public and $20 for students. The fee includes lunch Friday and Saturday. Call 601-266-4333 or visit www.usm.edu/ civilrightsconference.

local happenings Events Trick-or-treat hours 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in Vicksburg and Warren County.

Spooky Pooch contest and trick-or-treating 2-6p.m. Oct. 30; Outlets at Vicksburg; categories: spookiest, most creative, silliest and best pet/owner duo; 601-529-1535.

Haunted Vicksburg tours Offered daily this month except Wednesdays; meet in front of the Bazsinsky House, 1022 Monroe St.; $10 per person, open to adults and teens only; 601-618-6031 or www.hauntedvicksburg.com.

Bras for Breast Cancer Decorated and undecorated bras being collected through Oct. 31 to raise funds for American Cancer Society; drop off locations: Riverwalk Casino, Shape Up Sisters; Riverwalk to donate $2 per decorated bra, $1 per undecorated; Nov. 4 ceremony to string bras across U.S. 80 bridge; info: Pearl Carter of Sisters By Choice support group: 601-636-4709.

Mississippi State Fair Through today at Mississippi Fairgrounds in Jackson; www. mdac.state.ms.us or 601-961-4000 for schedule and prices.

Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto and Motorcycle Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Renaissance Center off Interstate 55 in Ridgeland; free; 601-946-1950 or www.euro-fest.net.

Farmer Jim’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze Open through Oct. 31; 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and 2-6 p.m. Sundays; Rolling Fork; $5 for pumpkin picking, $6 for corn maze or $9 for both; group rates available; 662-873-2611 or www.farmerjimspumpkinpatch.com.

FitZone’s Spooky Halloween Fun ‘n’ Fit Night 6-9 p.m. Oct. 29; three-hour event featuring Halloween crafts, games, treats and food; $20 per child, $15 for second sibling and $12 for third sibling; located at Dixie Plaza on South Frontage Road; 601-638-3778 or info@fitzonegym.com.

Richard O’Brien’s ‘Rocky Horror Show’ 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Oct. 28-30 and midnight Oct. 31; Coral Room Theatre inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; presented by Westside Theatre Foundation.

Miss Vicksburg/River City Magnolia State Oct. 24 at Vicksburg Convention Center; open to girls up to age 18, boys up to age 11 and a married division is available; call Chris Shannon at 601-892-3982.

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Great Delta Bear Affair 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; court house square on U.S. 61 North, Rolling Fork; 662-873-6261.

Southern Cultural Heritage Center Reservations required for each event: 601-631-2997 or info@ southernculture.org; Calligraphy-The Art of Beautiful Writing: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays in October; Cecil Evans, instructor; $95 for members, $115 for nonmembers, supplies included; Oils and acrylics workshop: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; Elizabeth Blaylock, instructor; $200 for members and $225 for nonmembers; space limited.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild “An English Heaven & Is There Honey Still?”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1213 and 19-20 and 2 p.m. Nov. 14 and 21; tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 55 and older, $7 for students and and younger; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-636-0471 or www.e-vtg. com.

‘The Shadow Box’ by the Lendon Players 7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; Brooks Theatre at Hinds Community College in Raymond; $5 for general admission, $2 for Hinds faculty and staff, free for Hinds students; not for children younger than 10; 601-857-3267.

Book-signings Mary Carol Miller: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, “Lost Mansions of Mississippi Volume II”; Wyatt Waters and Judy Tucker: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, “Christmas Memories from Mississippi”; Ann Biedenharn Jones: 4 p.m. Nov. 2, “Ann Biedenharn Jones: Life and Art”; Neil White: 4 p.m. Nov. 4, “Mississippians”; Lorelei Books on Washington Street; 601-634-8624 or www.loreleibooks.com.

Mississippi Public Broadcasting “The Science of the Spill”: 7 p.m. Oct. 28; local cable Channel 7.

Kaleidoscope celebration Oct. 26-27; Hinds Community College Raymond campus; for schedule, call 601-857-3349 or visit www.hindscc.edu.

Classics in the Courtyard Fridays through Nov. 5; Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation; lunch: $9 per person, reservations required Thursday before; 601-631-2997 or info@southernculture.org: • Friday — Riverwind, classic rock and pop; Martin’s at Midtown. • Oct. 29 — Lee H. Abraham and the Boone Brothers, classic pops and originals; Goldie’s Express. • Nov. 5 — Patrick Smith, classic blues, rock, pop and originals; Palmertree Catering.

Lutheran Church of the Messiah’s Germanfest 4-7 p.m. Saturday a t church at 301 Cain Ridge Road; brat plates with potato salad, beans and roll, $8; hot dog plates with chips and beans, $4; desserts; dine in or carry out; 601-636-1894.

Porters Chapel Day 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church on Porters Chapel Road; bake sale from 9:30 to 1 p.m.; meals with dessert and drink served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; $8 for adults, $6 for children 12 and younger.; dine in or carry out, delivery for six or more orders; 601-636-2966.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Turkey Dinner and Bake Sale

Music Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St. 601-638-1000, www.ameristar.com • Terry Mike Jeffrey — Variety; tonight at Cabaret Lounge; free. •D  r. Zarr’s Funkmonster — Variety/funk; Friday and Saturday at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free. • Area Code — Variety; Tuesday-Oct. 24 and 26-31 at Cabaret Lounge; free. • Hip Kitty — Rock; Oct. 29-30 at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free. • LaNise Kirk— Variety; Nov. 2-7 and 9-14 at Cabaret Lounge; free. • Jarekus Singleton — R&B/blues; Nov. 5-6 at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free.

DiamondJacks Casino, 3990 Washington St., 601-636-5700, www.diamondjacks.com Offered free from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the Fantasy Pit Stage: • Phil Vaught — Friday-Saturday. • Michael Anthony & The Groove ­— Oct. 29-30. Also free on the Fantasy Pit Stage: • Karaoke — 7-9 p.m. Thursdays in October.

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

LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St., 601-636-9838 • 8:30 p.m. Monday — Blue Monday Band; call for cover. • 8:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday — Central Mississippi Blues Society Band, local artists; free. • 7 p.m. each first and third Tuesday — Soul Idenatee and Sounds Unlimited; free.

Eddie Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company, 1100 Washington St., 601-638-1571 • 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays — Open mic. • 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Band TBA; call for cover charge.

Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge, 4451 Clay St., 601-636-3761 • 9:15 p.m. Saturday — Live music in lounge; call for cover.

Jacques’ Cafe at Battlefield Inn, 4137 N. Frontage Road, 601-638-5811 • 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday — Karaoke in the lounge; free. • 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Richard Ahlvin; call for cover charge.

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; bake sale; $10 in advance at the church or at 601-636-5612; dine in or carry out.

Juke Joint Restaurant & Blues Exhibit, 1415 Washington St., 601-634-6878

Holy Trinity turkey dinner

Duff’s Tavern & Grill, 1306 Washington St., 601-638-8828

1 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the church at South and Monroe streets; $10 in advance; turkey, dressing and cranberry; desserts, a bake sale and music; dine in or carry out; 601-636-0542.

Grillin’ For Life BBQ Cook-Off 4-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; Northpark Mall in Ridgeland, between Belk and O’Charley’s; $5 to $6 barbecue plates; benefits various community organizations; 601-2149463 or www.grillinforlife.com.

• 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday — Osgood & Blaque; free.

• 7-10 p.m. Friday — Band TBA; free.

Vicksburg Convention Center and Auditorium, 601-630-2929, www.vccmeet.com • Rob Lake: A Night of Magic — 7:30 p.m. April 2; auditorium on Monroe; tickets: $24-$44 per person.

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Lauren Marie Dorbeck Engaged to marry Joseph Wesley Hurston Jr.

Miss Dorbeck to wed Mr. Hurston Dec. 18 The engagement of Lauren Marie Dorbeck to Joseph Wesley Hurston Jr., both of Jackson, is announced today. Vows will be exchanged at 6 p.m. Dec. 18, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church of Vicksburg. A reception will follow at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. Miss Dorbeck is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tod Dorbeck of Vicksburg and Mr. and Mrs. Joel Crowder of South Hill, Va. She is the granddaughter of Bruce Dorbeck of Vicksburg and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kennedy of South Hill. Mr. Hurston is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hurston of Hattiesburg. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Therrell of Ellisville and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hurston of Germantown. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Warren Central High School, where she served as

Key Club secretary. She was a member of Vicksburg Cotillion Club and Sub-Debs. She attended Mississippi State University, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and Fashion Board. Miss Dorbeck is pursuing a master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Oak Grove High School, where he was a member of the Hall of Fame. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma and Beta Alpha Psi honor societies. Mr. Hurston is a third-year medical student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Mr. and Mrs. Jamaya Smith The bride is the former Lynzey Shannon Carpenter

Smith weds Carpenter in morning ceremony Jamaya “Rocky” Smith and Lynzey Shannon Carpenter were married at 10 a.m. Sept. 26, 2010, at King Solomon Baptist Church. Pastor R.D. Bernard officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of William Lynn Carpenter and Diana Elliott Carpenter. The groom is the son of

Charles Wilson and Beverly Wilson. He is the grandson of Robert and Sadie Bush. The bride’s chosen colors were green and white. A program of nuptial music was presented by Jessica Williams, pianist, and Jamaya Smith, soloist. A reception followed in the fellowship hall of the church.

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Cambodian vendors sell shrimp and other seafood at the Crab Market in Kep.

Sleepy seaside town begins to create a stir By Mike Eckel The Associated Press KOH TONSAY, Cambodia — Ask for the crab. In black peppercorn sauce. The proprietor of the thatchedroof and bamboo-walled island restaurant will acknowledge the order in sign language and broken English. She’ll shuffle across the seaside grass over to the dock where the crab cages sit, steeping in the Gulf of Thailand’s tepid waters. She’ll return with a bucket of crustaceans and fry them in an iron wok over a charcoal fire in her open-air kitchen, searing them in a sauce made largely from sweet, fiery Kampot peppercorns. She’ll bring you a heap of steaming seafood, pepper sauce, paper napkins and beer to the shaded picnic tables. You’ll eat the crab — soft-shells and all — sucking the sauce from your fingers, drinking the beer to blunt the fiery pepper and thank the stars that few people have discovered the culinary and aesthetic pleasures of this southern coastal region. While Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temples are its biggest tourist draw, beach-bound tourists — particularly those looking for more than the backpacker-on-a-shoestring itinerary — are waking up to the unexplored beauty that this muggy country has to offer. The low-key beach town of Kep and the riverside village of Kampot, a three-hour drive south of the capital Phnom Penh, offer rough edges but simple charms, along with nearby islands like Koh Tonsay, where the crab in peppercorn is served. The Kep-area beaches also offer alternatives to betterknown regional beach resorts like Thailand’s Phuket and even Cambodia’s own Sihanoukville. Sihanoukville was a favorite of jet-setters (Jackie Kennedy visited in the ’60s) before the country was beset by the horrors of wars, coups and the Khmer Rouge. These days, Sihanoukville’s luxury resorts have plenty of attitude, having been rediscovered by growing numbers of nouveauriche Cambodians and others. Sleepy Kep, in contrast, seems to attract a clientele that spurns Sihanoukville’s swagger. The town of Kep consists of a collection of modest residences and hotels tucked into the foliage off crumbling pavement and dusty roads, along with rows of motley shacks and several grand villas, many of which still show the ravages inflicted by the Khmer Rouge who sneered at Kep’s bourgeois trappings. Kep Beach is mostly a stretch of rocky sand directly under the main road, though that doesn’t stop the locals from swimming along the stony promenade. Notable local landmarks include an unusual nude statue of a fisherman’s wife and a monstrous statue of a crab. The 16-room Beach House hotel and its

A girl plays in a swing hanging from a tree at the Knai Bang Chatt resort in the seaside town of Kep.

If you go Kep and Koh Tonsay, Cambodia: http://bit.ly/9WqOPt Timing: The best time to visit Cambodia is in the rainy reason (roughly late September through February), when the daytime temperatures aren’t sweltering. The rains, while heavy, are brief in their duration and awe-inspiring in their intensity. This is considered high season for many hotels and other tourist services. Getting there: Fly to one of Southeast Asia’s hubs — like Bangkok or Singapore — then take a budget carrier — Air Asia, Silk Air, Dragon Air, Jet Star, to name a few — to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. Regular bus service between Phnom Penh and Kep is cheap (around $7; www.ppsoryatransport.com) but getting tickets and finding the right departure point in Phnom Penh’s chaotic streets can be dif difficult, so best to ask your hotel or a travel agent for help. Renting a taxi to make the three-hour drive is also possible. Cost varies depending on whether you use a private car ($20-35 a day; http://www.lyna-carrental.com/) or a shared taxi or car ($40 and very subject to change with no notice)

Accomodations • Knai Bang Chatt: www.knaibangchatt.com. Waterside, about a minute by moto or tuk-tuk (motorized rickshaw) from the Crab Market. Rates $150-$350 high season, $110$225 low season. • Veranda Natural Resort: www.veranda-resort.com/index. php. Located inland, up a steep hill at end of dirt road, about three minutes by moto or tuk-tuk from Crab Market. Rooms and bungalows $40-$210, high season,; $35-$195, low season. • Kep Malibu Estates: www.malibuestatesbungalows.com/. Located inland, up a short dirt road, about three minutes by moto or tuk-tuk from the Crab Market. Rooms or bungalows, $35-$120, high season, $30-$80, low season. Camping is also available. The Beach House: www.thebeachhousekep.com/. On a steep hill overlooking Kep Beach, 3 minutes by moto or tuktuk from Crab Market. Rooms $40-$55. tiny swimming pool hides just above the beach in the tropical hillside foliage, offering sweeping views of the gulf. Bending around the promontory to the west and north is Kep’s main drag, the Crab Market: a line of bamboo and thatch shacks where you can find crab, fish, prawns and squid, not to mention laundry service, tourist trinkets, boat rides, motos (mopeds), cold beer, cheap drugs, Internet connections, massage services and just about anything else you can imagine. The circus mix of locals, backpackers and proper tourists is a prime spot for people-watching. Farther up the coast are Kep’s nicer accommodations. Inland and up in the hills, there’s the

Veranda, with a wooden restaurant and bar on a slope with a vista of stunning sunsets over the water. Waterside, Knai Bang Chatt has the swankiest lodgings in town with an emerald infinity swimming pool and stylish, modernist building. The hotel’s Sailing Club next door has a dining room perched on piers over the water and a small sandy beach where you can sip vodka tonics while the waves lap your toes. Kep Malibu Estates, despite the unusual name, is also perched inland, its swimming pool and grassy yard up a dusty road past rundown shacks and the disconcerting sight of impoverished farm families tending ragged plantings and staring blankly at passing tourists.

For many, the islands just off of Kep are the real draw. Phu Quoc is the largest, but it belongs to Vietnam and it’s some distance away. For that reason, Koh Tonsay — translated as “Rabbit Island” — is arguably the most popular. Like many things in Cambodia, getting there is not entirely for the faint-hearted. Most hotels have connections with boat operators, or you can arrange a boat ride at one of the Crab Market shacks. The skinny boats, built mainly for fishing, are powered by crate-sized outboard engines with propeller shafts the length of a small tree. Their narrow width means they pitch and yaw more than most people feel comfortable with. That said, they move fast, and the 30-minute ride to Koh Tonsay (about $10) takes you out into a bay past poetic scenes of fishermen tending lines and seine nets. The island reportedly was used at one point as a prison colony by the country’s longruling monarch, Norodom Sihanouk. Today, however, its dense interior foliage keeps most visitors limited to the crystalline waters that slosh the whitish sands on its north side, where simple wood platforms are dotted with hammocks and thatched roofs. Just inland are the open-air kitchens and shacks of the half-dozen families who cater to tourists. For overnight stays, many families rent bungalows that are nothing more than enclosed shacks with wooden sleeping platforms and mosquito nets. For most visitors, lounging on the beach platforms, alternating between swimming in the bathwater sea and drowsy contemplation of swaying palms is the most activity one can muster. Occasionally, wiry, naked-to-the-waist Cambodian men shimmying high into tree canopies, hacking at bushelsized bunches of coconuts with machetes and letting the green fruit thud to the ground, spooking unsuspecting tourists. For less than a dollar, they’ll trim off the husks for you, lop a hole into the top and pop a straw in it for the freshest coconut milk you could possibly hope for.

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Director Clint Eastwood ponders mortality with ‘Hereafter’ By David Germain AP movie writer BURBANK, Calif. — Clint Eastwood, who turned 80 this year, recalls how his longtime production designer Henry Bumstead once answered a question about growing old. Bumstead, who kept working until his death four years ago at 91, replied: “Oh, to be 80 again.” “I thought, yeah, that’s it,” Eastwood said in an interview at the Warner Bros. office he has occupied since 1976. “When I’m 80, I’ll be saying, ‘Oh, to be 70 again,’ or something like that.” The prolific director, who entered a career peak in his 70s with such films as “Million Dollar Baby” and “Mystic River,” said he aims to keep working as long as he’s able and gives little thought to mortality, the subject of his new drama “Hereafter,” which follows three characters searching for answers about life after death. Now that he is 80, how old does he feel? “18,” Eastwood jokes, before dismissing the age issue with a shrug. “I don’t think too much about it. I don’t feel any different than I did at 70,” Eastwood said. “Whatever I feel internally, now is the best age for me, because I feel better now, I guess because I’ve lived a lot of life. I’ve been able to accomplish a certain amount of things, and I haven’t beaten anybody up doing it. So I’m OK about it. “Physically, I don’t know if can run as hard as I could at 60 or 70. But I probably could. I probably could get close.” Eastwood thinks back to shooting 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby,” which followed 1992’s “Unforgiven” as his second Academy Award winner for best picture and director, and how each day he and collaborators would do dips on the parallel bars on the set of the boxing drama. Eastwood said he could do more dips than colleagues 40 or 45 years younger. That’s not a boast from the

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Director and producer Clint Eastwood, 80

Eastwood through the years

“The Outlaw Josey Wales” in 1976 soft-spoken Eastwood, who rose to fame on TV’s “Rawhide,” became a big-screen star with “A Fistful of Dollars” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and was an icon of vigilante justice with his “Dirty Harry” movies. He’s simply

“The Dead Pool” in 1976

acknowledging the discipline he knows he possesses to work hard and efficiently. That’s part of the secret of his decades-long affiliation with Warner Bros., where executives have signed off on story angles that don’t scream box

“The Bridges of Madison County” in 1995 office — euthanasia in “Million Dollar Baby,” child molestation in 2003 best-picture nominee “Mystic River” — knowing that Eastwood would bring them an interesting film at a reasonable price, often under budget and Though Eastwood’s collabora-

“Gran Torino” in 2008

tors say he will shoot 10 takes of a scene when needed, he’s often content doing a couple of takes and moving on. That efficiency is necessary given the multitasking Eastwood does as director and producer, often composing his own

musical scores as he does on “Hereafter,” still occasionally acting as he did on 2008’s “Gran Torino.” And it’s what allows him to pound out as many quality films as he does. “Hereafter” is the eighth film he’s directed in the last seven years, a stretch that included two World War II epics — “Flags of Our Fathers” and best-picture nominee “Letters From Iwo Jima” — released just two months apart in 2006. “The way to be 80 years old and still be cranking the way he does is all about managing his energy,” said “Hereafter” star Matt Damon, who earned a supporting-actor Oscar nomination for Eastwood’s “Invictus,” which opened last December, just 10 months before the director’s latest film. “There really is a system, really is a deep understanding of 60 years of doing it on both sides of the camera,” Damon said. “To know when to put your foot on the gas with your crew, and to know when ... everybody rests, recharges their battery a little bit. ... The wisdom that guy has about how to make movies, it makes it really fun to work with him.” The director’s style surprised “Hereafter” screenwriter Peter Morgan (“The Queen,” “Frost/ Nixon”), who figured that once Eastwood signed on, they would spend a lot of time polishing loose ends in the script. Instead, Eastwood shot the film as written, saying it was open-ended enough that viewers could “bring 50 percent of themselves to the movie. They’re meeting the filmmaker halfway there,” said Morgan. “Hereafter” opens with a visceral effects sequence as a French journalist (Cecile de France) has a near-death experience in a tsunami in Indonesia. The film weaves among her search for answers about the afterlife, a similar pursuit by a London boy whose twin brother dies in a traf traffic accident, and the story of a reluctant American psychic (Damon), who views his ability to connect people with dead loved ones as a curse.

Swank shows ‘Conviction’ in legal drama based on true story By David Germain AP movie writer Hilary Swank is at her best in working-class, little-people roles, and she’s found another one with “Conviction,” the real-life story of Betty Anne Waters, who put herself through law school on an 18-year fight to clear her brother of a murder rap. The drama is straightforward, even a bit superficial, kind of an “Erin Brockovich” on a badhair day — still appealing and inspiring, still ready to take on the system, though rote and predictable here and there. But Swank, sometimes adrift in lofty parts such as Amelia Earhart in last year’s “Amelia,” keeps “Conviction” grounded with blue-collar pluck and earnestness reminiscent of her Academy Award-winning roles in “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Million Dollar Baby.” Swank, also an executive producer on “Conviction,” is nicely aided by excellent performances from Sam Rockwell as Waters’ brother, Kenny, and Minnie Driver as a lawyer pal who joins the effort to free her sibling. Director Tony Goldwyn and screenwriter Pamela Gray, who previously collaborated on “A Walk on the Moon,” offer flashbacks to show the deep bond between Betty Anne and Kenny, their attachment unshakable despite a hardknocks childhood in which they

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film review were sometimes separated in different foster homes. A taste of these childhood moments probably would have been enough, since Swank and Rockwell have such an easy, natural kinship that makes the siblings’ devotion clear and genuine. While touching, the childhood moments pile up a bit too thickly, bogging down the main event.

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25 and counting: Darius Rucker reaches milestone By Chris Talbott AP entertainment writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Darius Rucker has spent the last few years reinventing himself as a country star. He’s had a platinum debut, No. 1 hits and his follow-up, “Charleston, SC 1966,” debuted this week with high expectations. Rucker hasn’t forgotten what made him one of music’s most bankable voices, though. You know, a certain laid-back rock band that turned out to be the melodic antidote to grunge and one of the biggest acts of the 1990s. Hootie & the Blowfish celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and Rucker says the band will record another album and tour at some point. “This country thing is what I’m doing,” Rucker said. “This is my career change. This is what I’m doing ’til I retire. But I know for a fact that — I don’t want to put a time on it — but soon there’s going to be another Hootie record, another Hootie tour because I love the guys and I think we will always be a band.” Rucker said the band never really broke up — though they haven’t recorded together since releasing “Looking For Lucky” in 2005. They play together occasionally, including four dates this year, and bandmates see each other often. Rucker says the chemistry that helped them sell more than 25 million records remains strong. “We could get together right now and have an album for

with an acoustic guitar, we did ’Family Tradition’ by Hank Williams Jr., which he’s still doing in his solo country set,” Bryan said. After a few months, Rucker and Bryan decided to go for it and enlisted bassist Dean Felber and a drummer. Felber, who had played in a band with Bryan during high school, didn’t really want to join but he said he’d fill in till they could find a permanent bassist. They played at Pappy’s in February 1986, adding drummer Jim Sonefeld four years later after their first drummer quit to pursue a religious ministry following graduation. “When we started this we said we wanted to be one of those bands that played for a long time,” Rucker said. “And it’s amazing 25 years after asking Dean to play with us, we’re still looking for a bass player and we’re still in a band. That’s pretty awesome.” Friends will celebrate Hootie & The Blowfish’s 25th anniversary with a concert and art installation unveiling in Columbia on Oct. 21. Bryan — now a solo artist, producer and music industry instructor at the College of Charleston — says “a light roasting” is expected. “So it will be like a tribute, which makes me feel like I’m 80,” he said. It will be a cherished memory for Rucker, who admits many of his memories from the Hootie years are a “blur.” “We had just taken college and extended it a few years,” he said.

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Darius Rucker has spent the last few years reinventing himself as a country star.

music you in three months,” Rucker said. “We’re all writing all the time. I was sitting down writing songs (recently) and I wrote a country song and then a song came out that sounded like Hootie, so I saved it for that.” Hootie guitarist Mark Bryan

says he has an album’s worth of songs alone. But with Rucker’s new album fresh on the streets, he knows it will be some time until the singer is free of his country commitments to record with the band: “I’m probably not looking at another Hootie album for another year or two at the very least so I might as well

make another album.” Rucker’s solo country turn has turned into quite a run. His first country album, 2008’s “Learn To Live” spawned three No. 1 songs, sold about 1.5 million copies and earned him a Country Music Association Award for best new artist. Expectations are even higher for “Charleston.”

Rucker’s second act as a country music star is no surprise to Bryan. He’s been listening to his friend belt out country tunes since they met in 1985 when Bryan heard Rucker singing in the shower of their University of South Carolina dorm hall. “The very first show Darius and I did together at Pappy’s

‘VH1 Divas’ announces lineup, tribute to military NASHVILLE (AP) — Being a diva is different than it used to be. Katy Perry, Sugarland, Keri Hilson, Nicki Minaj and Paramore are this year’s “VH1 Divas,” but they’ll be taking some of the focus off themselves, singing for the military through a partnership with the USO. Perry, Sugarland, Hilson and Minaj will perform for thousands of men and women in uniform at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego. Paramore will visit Marines, soldiers, airmen, sailors, coastguardsmen and reservists at a military base in the Middle East. Hilson called it an incredible opportunity. “I get to be among so many other influential women,

groundbreaking women, strong, powerful, confident women, not only on that day, but just to be a part of the legacy of ’VH1 Divas,”’ she said. Hilson said she embraces the positive characteristics of being a diva. “Strong woman, yes I am. Leader, yes I am. Innovative, creative, all those things, yes, I am that,” said Hilson. Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland has a similar definition for the modern day diva. “All of these women definitely have a larger than life persona, be it on stage or who they are or what they wear,” she said. “I think there’s something to be said for celebrating that.” Hilson and Nettles love the idea of supporting the troops

through the show. Hilson’s dad served in the Army before she was born, and Nettles has a brother in the Air Force. Sugarland is the only country act on the bill, and Nettles is excited to show people “that country music is hip and young and fun and accessible.” She says, “It’s not necessarily about lifestyle, it’s about having fun and being human.” To make her “Divas” performance memorable, Nettles jokes that she’s “hoping to get to wear the Cher outfit,” from the infamous 1989 music video aboard a battleship for “If I Could Turn Back Time.” Cher, a previous “VH1 Divas” performer, wore a barely there, V-shaped swimsuit with a fishnet body stocking during the video, which was taped with a large group of sailors.

from the ship. Once on board, Sam had the privilege of giving them a tour. He had been in the weapons department early in his career, but as he rose in rank he was assigned to more administrative duties, working closely with the officers. He was a go-between when there was a problem between the captain and enlisted personnel. “I dealt with discipline,” Sam said, “taking them before the captain when someone did something wrong — which was quite often.” He dealt also with highranking officers, including admirals when they came aboard ship, and was usually the first man to see them, taking them on a tour. They came aboard for an inspection, he said, “because it gave them something to do.” Sam left the Navy in 1969 and came home to Yokena, living in the family home where he was born while a house was being built for him just a quarter mile away. Sam is one of 11 children of the late Jack and Laura Rollison Wright, all born in the house on Hankinson’s Ferry Road. Sometimes, Dr. C.S. Hyland was there, other times they hired a midwife. His father had a store on

Hankinson, when it was the main route to Port Gibson, but when 61 was completed in the late 1930s he opened another on the new highway north of Yokena. “I don’t know how my mother took care of us,” Sam said, “and those were hard times. She always had something on the table. And once a year, just like that gal sings in ‘Coal Miner���s Daughter,’ we got a new pair of shoes. They didn’t have much, but our parents took care of us.” For all 12 years of school, he rode the bus driven by Mr. Charlie Luckett. Among his favorite teachers at Jeff Davis was Mrs. Ellen Hyland Owens — “tough but good.” In looking back on his military career — Sam said, “I’ve been around” — he said one thing you never get over is being seasick: “You think you get used to it, but you don’t. I could go out (to sea) right now and get seasick.” When he came home, he said, he weighed 165 pounds, but his sister Lillian was a good cook and fed him while he worked on the farm — fed him so well that he topped the scales at 238. Now he’s back down to his Navy weight. He likes to cook and said, “I’m a good cook. Ask my brother Frank.”

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Keri Hilson

Other past entertainers on “VH1 Divas” include Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Leona Lewis, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston and Beyonce. “VH1 Divas Salute The Troops” premieres Dec. 5 on VH1. It will be broadcast internationally by the Armed Forces Network.

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Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland perform.

Wright Continued from Page C1. very few. It was after all those good cruises we went on every summer that I went to Harvard.” Sam was part of the staff that taught Naval Science through an ROTC program at the Ivy League school. He remembers the students not as rich kids, but youngsters looking for a way to pay for their schooling. Not long after he left, the program was discontinued. While at Harvard, Sam was chief petty officer with a grade of E-7, and he was soon promoted to E-8. He was assigned to the USS Intrepid and promoted another notch, at that time the highest grade, the pinnacle of success. In 1963, Sam went on board the Intrepid for four years. It was an aircraft carrier that held from 75 to 80 planes and about 3,500 men. The flight deck was close to a thousand feet long, and he recalled that when a plane took off it was like being catapulted. Though the log of the Intrepid includes two cruises to Vietnam, the most memorable event for Sam occurred in 1965 when they took on board some returning astronauts and their space capsule near Mayport, Fla. Sam remembers seeing their reentry, landing about a mile

Sam said he’s always been a loner — one reason he never married — though he once got too close to the altar for comfort. Marriage, he said, could ruin a friendship. Among his keepsakes is a cigarette stub from the last one he smoked, which he did for 15 years, “Any kind I could get.” When he joined the Navy, they were just 5 cents a pack for servicemen. He knows when he quit. It was Jan. 5, 1970, at 9:35 at night. After retiring and coming home, he spent a lot of time in his yard and in his shop, where he worked on small engines and refinished furniture. Eye problems put a stop to that, and his main trips now are to the doctor. His health otherwise is good. He has little gray hair, he said, “because the barber cut it off the other day.” From Yokena to Harvard and all over the world and back again to the family farm on Hankinson’s Ferry Road has been a fascinating journey for Sam Wright, but he didn’t plan it. “It just happened that way.” •

Gordon Cotton is an author and historian who lives in Vicksburg.

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Situated on 4.4 wooded acres this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath custom built home features a professionally landscaped yard, an open floor plan w/spacious Living RM, Dining Room & Breakfast Rm, gleaming hardwood floors, 10 ft. ceilings, a sunroom with wet bar & icemaker and a huge shop off garage w/possible bonus room space above. $289,000.

BETH MAZZANTI

Call Andrea at

& Coldwell Banker All Stars

601-831-6490

601-634-8928 or 601-218-2489

Sanders Hollingsworth Builders

Johnny Sanders 601-629-7808 06. Lost & Found

06. Lost & Found

MISSING FEMALE YORKIE Terrier, black with brown markings, missing since Monday afternoon. Highway 27 and Warriors Trail area, REWARD! 601638-4749.

$2500 Sign On Bonus

FOUND!

Regional Flatbed Opportunities Home 3 of 4 Weekends Also Leasing Owner Operators 77% Your Trailer

LOST! 6 year old male Catahoula Hound dog. Very large, black with white markings. Gibson Road area. 601-415-7272.

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$122,000.

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Home for Sale? Show it to the world at www.vicksburgrealestate.com

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241 Manchester Enjoy the outdoor fireplace this fall while grilling under the large covered patio as you relax in your new three bedroom, two bath home built by G & M Builders. Features include beautiful custom stained kitchen cabinets, stainless appliances, large laundry room with office station. $224,900 www.leechrealestateofvicksburg.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

CANON DIGITAL CAMERA. Vicinity of Old Court House Museum/ downtown area. Reward! 315-4694347.

CALL 601-636-SELL

Jimmy Ball REALTORÂŽ

601-218-3541

Vanessa Leech Broker/Owner

LEECH REAL ESTATE OF VICKSBURG, INC. 07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

1-800-350-7364 schneidernational.com

DRIVERS NEEDED!! 1-800-975-9844 CALL M - F 8am-5pm

The Classified Marketplace... AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

07. Help Wanted

READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY!

MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 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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BAIL BONDING AGENT needed: Commission starts 40%- 60%, based upon experience 601-319-1211.601649-4040.

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LOST

Great location (county) near city on quiet cul-de-sac. Share this beautiful 4.6 acre lot with wildlife: Deer, Turkeys. & birds while living in 3047 sq. ft. with 5 bdrms, 3 bths, 2 half bths, basement with work shop, family rm/fireplace, sunroom, & formal living rm. One master bdrm/bth upstairs & one downstairs. $274,900.

601-636-5947â&#x20AC;˘601-415-4114

07. Help Wanted Driver CDL-A Min. 1 yr. OTR exp.

MALE PUPPY. BROWN with white and black markings on face and tail, Lee Road vicinity. 601-6316921.

Beautiful home in well established Marion Park. This 3br/2 bath has a spacious kitchen, nice size living room with beautiful picture window, unique master bedroom.

601-415-9179

SH

Licensed by the State of MS & the City of Vicksburg

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

305 Cain Ridge

You will love this home. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, large family room and spacious remodeled kitchen. Privacy fenced yard with 16 x 32 inground pool. $229.900.

14 INDIAN HILLS

Specializing In: Remodeling, Additions, Storm & Fire Damage Repairs, Drainage & Erosion Control

05. Notices

436 Garden Grove

Beverly McMillin

Over 32 years of experience put to work for you! EMAIL: ANDREA@JONESANDUPCHURCH.COM Andrea Upchurch WWW.VICKSBURGHOMES.COM

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Where buyers and sellers meet.

Children: Show off your Halloween costume in our 2010 Pumpkin Patch.

HIRING: JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS, SUPERVISORS, ESTIMATORS, AND APPRENTICE ELECTRICIANS WITH MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR EXPERIENCE. FOR INDUSTRIAL JOB NEAR VICKSBURG. COULD BE LONG TERM. PAY COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE. GOOD BENEFITS PACKAGE. Send Resumes

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

BOOKKEEPER, FAMILIAR WITH Quickbooks and ability to interact with clients. Send resume to: Dept. 3738 the Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vickbsurg, MS 39182

HELP WANTED. Weekend help only at Big Wheelie Skating Rink. Please send name, phone number and work experience to P.O. Box 822157, Vicksburg, MS 39182. Age 17 and older required.

LOCAL FIRE AND water damage restoration company looking for a talented individual to fill a Crew Chief position. Must be willing to learn and have valid drivers license. Construction or cleaning experience a plus. We are an equal opportunity employer. Mail resume to: P.O. Box 820972, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

MINISTER OF MUSIC needed. Calvary Baptist Church, Yazoo City, MS. 662-746-4689, 601-8323062.

to Dept. 3740 The Vicksburg Post P.o Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182

        

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24. Business Services

NURSE PRACTITIONER Physician searching for board certified/eligible nurse practitioner to assist at student health clinic on part-time basis. $45+/hr with 20-30hrs weekly. Start immediately. Located in Lorman, MS. Send CV to Human Resources Dept., 2568 Old Red Star Drive, Brookhaven, MS 39601

07. Help Wanted

NEEDED Weekend RN 7-3, 3-11 LPNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Full-time CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7-3, 3-11, 11-7 Contact in Person: Director of Nursing Heritage House Nursing Center 3103 Wisconsin Ave Vicksburg, MS 39180 Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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24. Business Services

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

Send us a photo of your child in their Halloween costume to be put in our Annual Pumpkin Patch. There will be 3 age groups: 0-2, 3-6 and 7-12. Photographs must be received by: Monday, October 25th, 3pm. â&#x20AC;˘ $20 per picture â&#x20AC;˘ Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Age: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Costume: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Parent Name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Address: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ City/State/Zip _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Phone Number: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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Vans â&#x20AC;˘ Cars â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘Insurance Claims Welcomeâ&#x20AC;˘

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BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing â&#x20AC;˘ Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental â&#x20AC;˘ Mud Jacking

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

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New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 â&#x20AC;˘ Lawn MobileCare Home Services

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

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We Write Thousands Of Best Sellers Every Year... Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re The Vicksburg Post Classified Advertising Department . . . our job is to help you write effective classified ads so you can have best sellers too! Give us a call . . . weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll write one for you! Call (601) 636-SELL.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 â&#x20AC;˘ P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182.

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07. Help Wanted

PART TIME ON-SITE apartment manager needed for small local apartment complex. Must be honest, dependable, work well with public, must have good clerical skills, experience a plus. Serious inquiries only, fax resume to: 318-3521929.

14. Pets & Livestock

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Poodles and Schnauzers $400 and up! 601-218-5533,

2006 EXMARK HYDRO walk behind, 60 inch cut with sulky, runs and cuts great, $2,900. 2005 EXMARK zero turn rider, $3500, 601-629-7757.

14 FOOT HORSE TRAILER. $900. 601-638-8277.

Line Ad Deadlines

  

Call the Shelter for more information.

HAVE A HEART, SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS! Look for us on www.petfinder.com

Get Behind the Wheel and Drive your Career at Dominoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza!!! NOW Hiring! Drivers: Earn up to $10-$12/hour You must have A dependable car, Insurance & a Good driving record. Apply online at: www.career.dominos.com or www.dominos.com Vicksburg, MS 39180 Dominoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza store. We deliver great jobs!

10. Loans And Investments â&#x20AC;&#x153;WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.â&#x20AC;? The Federal Trade Commission says the only legitimate credit repair starts and ends with you. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Any company that claims to be able to fix your credit legally is lying. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc.gov/credit A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

www.pawsrescuepets.org

Foster a Homeless Pet!

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. 601-529-0841. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department.

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

17. Wanted To Buy $ I BUY JUNK CARS $ I will pickup your junk car and pay you cash today! Call 601-618-6441. WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. www.msauctionservice.com

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

Classified Display Deadlines

Ads to appear Deadline 61 INCH CUB Cadet . WARREN Commercial zero turn lawn MondayVICKSBURG 2 p.m., Friday mower. Personal use only. HUMANE SOCIETY Ads to appear Like new. Paid $800 will sell TRACTOR OPERATORS Hwy561 S. â&#x20AC;˘ 601-636-6631 Tuesday p.m., Friday for $4,500. 601-218-9984. AND Landscape TechniMonday cians needed for growing DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T ... CLASSROOM STUDENT Wednesday 5 p.m., SHOP Monday Tuesday landscape business. Call DESKS $20. Discount Fur601-750-8322 for details. Thursday 5 p.m., Tuesday Adopt Today! niture Barn,Wednesday 600 Jackson EOE. Street. 601-638-7191. Thursday VIVACIOUS, FUN,Friday 5 p.m., Wednesday ENERGETIC, Loves Craftsman 10 inch Radial Friday interacting withSaturday people, 11 a.m., Thursday Arm Saw $250, 36 inch Delta Bar Tender. Send Truck Tool Saturday Box $50, resume to: Dept. Sunday 3738 11 a.m., Thursday Craftsman 15 inch Drill Press The Vicksburg Post Sunday $250, 601-636-0886 P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182

24. Business Services

FORMAL DRESSES. Great for Cotillion, Prom, Homecoming or Pageants. $20- $140, sizes SmallMedium. 601-218-7028. HOLIDAY RAMBLER TRAVEL trailer, 8 x 32 feet, great shape, lake or camp, $3,800. NAVY DREXEL SLEEPER sofa; $300 , 2 white wingback chairs; $100 pair, Antique dinning room table, buffet $900. 601-634-6569.

THE PET SHOP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pet Boutiqueâ&#x20AC;?

TUTORING. CERTIFIED K-6 retired teacher, flexible schedule, reasonable rates. 601-218-4320.

13. Situations Wanted

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

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â&#x20AC;˘ Social Seurity Disability

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

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

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Great Expectations Remodeling and Flooring 769-203-9023 Housekeeping Services 20+ years experience, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly cleaning schedules. Honest and dependable FREE ESTIMATES. Call Ruth at 601.638.1057 References Available

Completely furnished 1 bedroom and Studio Apartments. All utilities paid including cable and internet. Enclosed courtyard, Laundry room. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386.

CLOSET PHOBIA?

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

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14. Pets & Livestock AKC GREAT DANE Puppies, $600 and up. Will be ready November 7. 601415-0606. ALL NEW HAPPY JACK Kennel Dip II controls fleas, ticks, mosquitos, stable flies and MANGE without steroids. Biodegradable. Faulk's Farm & Garden (601-636-2832) www.happyjackinc.com

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to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos Secure High-Rise Building â&#x20AC;˘ Off Street Parking â&#x20AC;˘ 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings â&#x20AC;˘ Beautiful River Views â&#x20AC;˘ Senior Discounts â&#x20AC;˘

Highway 61 South

Bradford Ridge Apartments

Call the Shelter for more information.

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34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

â&#x20AC;˘ 3B/2BA, 1,741 sf., â&#x20AC;˘ Close to ERDC â&#x20AC;˘ Screened porch â&#x20AC;˘ $149,900

Open 2:00-4:00

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2:00-4:00

112 Fairways Place

â&#x20AC;˘ 5B/4BA, 3,366 sf., â&#x20AC;˘ Large kitchen, sun porch â&#x20AC;˘ Workshop & shed â&#x20AC;˘ $299,500

Open 2:00-4:00

CUSTOM CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BDRM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS. SAFE!! SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

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302 Fairways Drive

â&#x20AC;˘ 4B/2.5BA, 2,863 sf., â&#x20AC;˘ Spacious home, large patio â&#x20AC;˘ Family room w/fireplace â&#x20AC;˘ $259,000

Open 2:00-4:00

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1415 Baum Street

â&#x20AC;˘ 4B/3BA, 3,698 sf., â&#x20AC;˘ Up & downstairs porches â&#x20AC;˘ Remodeled kitchen & baths â&#x20AC;˘ $279,000

Open 2:00-4:00

601-661-0765 â&#x20AC;˘ 601-415-3333

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2:00-4:00

1209 Newit Vick

â&#x20AC;˘ 3B/2BA, 1,842 sf., â&#x20AC;˘ Immaculate, large corner lot â&#x20AC;˘ Large bonus room, garage â&#x20AC;˘ $164,900

Open 2:00-3:00

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105 Covington Quarters

INTO THE GOOD LIFE!

â&#x20AC;˘ 3B/2BA, 2,428 sf., â&#x20AC;˘ On quiet cul-de-sac â&#x20AC;˘ Spacious rooms, pool â&#x20AC;˘ $239,900

Open 3:00-4:00

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107 Manchester

â&#x20AC;˘ 4B/2BA, 1,968 sf., â&#x20AC;˘ Bonus room, eat-in kitchen â&#x20AC;˘ Unique floor plan â&#x20AC;˘ $212,500

Spacious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes!

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 www.parkresidences.com â&#x20AC;˘ www.bienvilleapartments.com

â&#x20AC;˘ Pool â&#x20AC;˘ Fireplace â&#x20AC;˘ Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

Apartment Homes

VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORTIE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES.

â&#x20AC;˘ Lake Surrounds Community

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

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7 Briarwood

Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety. 601-638-1102 â&#x20AC;˘ 601-415-3333

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

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice

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

Classifieds.

S HAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S SUPERIOR QUALITY,

available for adoption.

3 BEDROOMS -$450, NEW carpet and paint, 2 bedroom $450 all electric, water furnished. Both $200 deposit refrigerator and stove furnished. 601-634-8290

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

â&#x17E;˘ 2:00-4:00

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

30 puppies& dogs 39 cats & kittens

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

The Vicksburg Post

601-638-7831â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘201 201Berryman Berryman Rd 601-638-7831 Rd.

Currently has

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.

Open 2:00-4:00

801 Clay Street â&#x20AC;˘ Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management

601-636-6631

The Vicksburg Post classified department is the sole judge of the proper classification for each ad.

Sunday, Oct. 17

of opportunity with

Downtown Convenience â&#x20AC;˘

â&#x20AC;˘ 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bath Studios & Efficiencies

Mis-Classification

1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit ad will be deliberately mis-classified. required. No 601-638-1746.

OPEN HOUSES

A VARIETY OF SIZES, STYLES & COLORS! COME IN FOR A FITTING!

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DOWN-

601-638-5587 your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be or 601-415-8735 responsible for more than one incorrect insertion.

$600 MONTHLY STUDIO. $900 1 bedroom townhouse. Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning 601-661-9747. 1 BEDROOM. FURNISHED, with utilities, washer/ dryer, wireless internet, cable, garage. $200 weekly. 601-638-1746.

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3508 South Washington Street

No Utility Deposit Required

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

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ING. Free quotes. Call Aletha Deadline â&#x20AC;˘ No-faultline Divorce Classified ads are charged according to the 601-218-4740. 5 p.m., Thursday number of lines. For complete River Citypricing Lawn Care FREEinformation ESTIMATES grow it -Sales we mow it! WOOD COMPUTER contact aYou Classified 3 p.m., Friday TREY GORDON Affordable and profesDESK; $50, New Ab CoastRepresentative today at 601-636-SELL. sional. Lawn and landROOFING & RESTORATION p.m., Monday er3with CD and book; $300, scape maintenance. New Kenmore refrigerator â&#x20AC;˘Roof & Home Repair 3 p.m., Tuesday Cut,date bag,ordered trim, edge. with ice maker, $350. 601Ads(all cancelled are types!) before expiration 601-529-6168. 618-6152. yrs expatâ&#x20AC;˘1,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of refrate only for days actually run, prevailing 3 p.m., Wednesday â&#x20AC;˘30charged â&#x20AC;˘ Insured 4Licensed line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge. 11 a.m., Thursday 601-618-0367 28. Furnished 19. Garage & 11 a.m., Thursday e y r w

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Make us your HOME, TONW LOCATION, 1 bedroom, hardwood floors, We make Life EASY! washer dryer, central air/ We have it all! heat. Deposit required, $625 Place your&classified line ad at Paid Cable, water monthly. 601-529-8002. trash, we furnish http://www.vicksburgpost.com washer/ dryer & microwave. Ask About Our Special! Call NOW! In the event of errors, please call the very first day

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DOGGIE SWEATERS ARE HERE!

Utilities Paid â&#x20AC;˘ CAREGIVER. DEPENDABLE, OVER 20 years experience. Compassionate. References furnished. Available full time, part time, or live-in. Call 601-497-5144.

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

Classified Ad Rates

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

Discover a new world

12. Schools & Instruction

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24. Business Services

â&#x20AC;˘ CABLE FURNISHED â&#x20AC;˘ HIGH SPEED INTERNET ACCESS AVAILABLE â&#x20AC;˘ NUMEROUS LAVISH AMENITIES â&#x20AC;˘ SPARKLING SWIMMING POOL â&#x20AC;˘ BASKETBALL COURT â&#x20AC;˘ VOLLEYBALL COURT www.gfprop.com

601-636-0503 â&#x20AC;˘ 2160 S. Frontage Rd.

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32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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

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COTTAGE FOR RENT Fully furnished including DirectTV, one bedroom Ideal for one person. South of town, off Nailor Road. $600 monthly. 601-529-1827. IN TOWN LOCATION 2 bedroom $385 and 4 bedroom $650 and deposit. 601636-2111, 601-218-9146. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

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AUDUBON HILLS 110 Woodstock Drive: gorgeous 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 4200-square-ft home with 3car garage on one forested acre. Ground-floor master suite, 9 walk-in closets, many built-ins, lush landscaping, private porches and deck, city convenience. Call 601-638-5297 for a private showing and see details at www.infotube.net/240423.

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ANTEBELLUM IN TOWN. Main house 6 bedroom with baths. Formal living and dining. 1 bedroom townhouse/ courtyard. 20X50 garage – stretch limousine. Property zoned Commercial. Possible bed and breakfast. RentalsOffices, 601-661-9747.

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SHORT DRIVE FROM Vicksburg! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Tallulah. $700 monthly, deposit/ references/ no pets. 601-218-2746.

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

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133 ROSELAND DRIVE 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick home with double car garage, on one plus acre with small fenced backyard, close to WES. 1567 square ft liveable with 567 square ft garage with two utility rooms. 601-630-6618. 307 NEWITT VICK DR. Recently updated 4 bed 2 bath home with new carpet and laminate floors. Offered at $167,000. 601-631-3331

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203 John Allen St. Adorable home, ready to move in. 3 bdrms, 1 baths. 1253 sq. ft. $89,000. 420 Lake Forest. 5 BR, 3 BA, over 2600 sq. ft. New addition with incredible master suite. $ 214,900. 225 Boundary Line. 20 acres,new home with Inground pool. 100x150 riding arena. 3774 Ring Road. Affordable home, well maintained in south county. $89,900. 1100 National Street 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2106 Sq. ft. Whirlpool tub, 2-story w/ basement. $99,000. 209 Willow Drive Totally remodeled home with over 1600 sq. ft. $114,900. 106 Emily Great Location. New Paint, flooring, counter tops, and more. Priced to sell quick. $109,900.

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40. Cars & Trucks

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

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2000 FORD RANGER, Looks and runs great. Book Value $4,290 Asking $2,800. Must Sell. 601-618-6441.

FOR SALE OR LEASE. 107 Enchanted Drive. Completely renovated. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. 1500 square feet. 601-885-4354. PEAR ORCHARD SUBDIVISION, 315 Belize Court. 3 bedroom, 2 bath in cul-desac. $210,000. Call Caroline 601-415-7408.

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I’m there, warts and all. I can’t an’t imagine that anybody is as screwed wed up as I am. WS What will surprise your our readers? RS How dark I got. I was never ever a big druggie, and I was never ever into hard alcohol. Sex was s my drug. Sleeping around became ame a habit like alcohol is a habit. WS Why confess now? RS Sharing these trials and nd tribulations can help people. You’re u’re always searching for the thing to heal you, and I thought therapy would ld give me that. But it didn’t—it just helps you recognize your demons. WS Has your wife read the book? RS She said, “I don’t need d to read it. I lived it.” She’s the reason I crawled out of the hole—the reason I’ve managed to keep my equilibrium.

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A bold new bridge gives Americans a fresh view of the majestic Hoover Dam

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the Hoover Dam, more than 15 years ago, I remember thinking that anyone who really wants to understand America needs to see it. I’d been exposed to images of the dam my whole life—in history books, in movies—but nothing can prepare you for its size, beauty, and audaciousness in person. The most ambitious and resonant publicworks project in the U.S., it boosted the nation’s spirit during the Depression, provided the irrigation and power that nurtured the West, and inspired generations of big dreamers. When I visited the dam again recently, I gazed upon something equally breathtaking: the new concrete-arch bridge that sits a quarter-mile downstream on the Colorado River. Appropriately modern, the dramatic span resembles nothing more than a massive emoticon: a wide dash atop a sideways parenthesis wedged between the jagged canyon walls. And while the bridge was built to protect national security—by routing vehicles away from the vulnerable dam—and ease traffic, the timing of its completion has turned it into a spectacular 75th birthday present to the Hoover Dam (which President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated on Sept. 30, 1935). Like the dam—which was the world’s tallest in its day—this new landmark boasts superlatives of its own. It is the largest concrete-arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere, sitting on 4 • October 17, 2010

The bypass bridge was built in part for national-security reasons—the Hoover Dam is thought to be our nation’s most vulnerable landmark.

the highest precast segmented columns in the world. “Two different engineering feats for two different times,” said Ken Rice, who manages the Hoover Dam for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and had a front-row seat to the bypass’s momentby-moment construction. “The difference is, when they built the dam, they were doing it with nobody around. With the bridge, they did it with millions of people like me watching.” At a cost of $108 million (or $1.7 billion in to-

day’s dollars), the Hoover Dam was a mammoth construction project. Some 6 million cubic yards of rock were dug up and 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete poured, requiring 10,000 laborers, 112 of whom are thought to have died in the process. The dam’s impact has been incalculable. Its ability to control the flow of the Colorado River and generate power helped spur the growth of many of the West’s major cities, including Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, San Diego, and

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Las Vegas. Today over 20 million people in Nevada, Arizona, and California depend on the dam for their water, as do 1.3 million people for their electricity. Its water also irrigates more than one million acres of farmland in the U.S. and Mexico.

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poky, two-lane road along the top, not knowing it would become a major thoroughfare: the river crossing for U.S. 93, a popular tourist route between the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas and a major commercial route linking Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. Over 14,000 vehicles cross it each day, or more than 5.1 million a year. Traffic bottlenecks have existed since the 1960s. In the 1990s, terrorist bombings in Oklahoma City and at New York City’s World Trade Center made it clear that the dam was perhaps the most vulnerable U.S. landmark. If it were destroyed, catastrophe would result: crushing floods, blackouts, and drought. Still, it wasn’t until after 9/11 that commercial trucks were banned. Aggravating the hours-long delays at peak times, checkpoints for cars were set up at the dam. Creating a bypass became a priority, and dozens of local, state, and federal stakeholders—from the Department of Transportation and the National Park Service to the trucking industry and Native American groups—all wanted a part in the discussions. As manager of the bypass project for the Federal Highway Administration, Dave Zanetell was in charge of herding the parties. “My trusted mentors said, ‘Don’t take that job,’ ” the driven, broad-shouldered engineer recalled with a smile. “They said, ‘It’ll never happen; they’ll never form

Workers adjusted the angle and position of the growing arch by pulling on steel cables.

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a coalition to get funding, get through environmental studies, assemble a team, and so on.’ ” It did take more than three years to select and vet a bridge location, choose a design, and line up funding for the $240 million project—$100 million from the U.S. government, $20 million each from Arizona and Nevada, and, finally, $100 million from bonds. But the pieces came

A classic Ansel Adams shot of the young dam, 1941

‘We have an obligation to take this sense of possibility and do 10 more amazing things,’ said project manager Dave Zanetell.

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To create a perfect curve, the two sides had to meet within one inch of each other.

together. The bypass plans also included eight smaller bridges, five miles of highway, and a visitors center.

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top contractors and engineers were brought to the river’s edge to look at the bridge site and decide whether to bid on the project. One veteran bridge builder recalled standing there in awe when he first saw it, and saying, “This is a big hole—bigger than anything I’ve ever spanned. That’s when you have a gut-check time.” Ground was broken in January 2005, with completion targeted for late 2008. Workers began by excavating 25,000 cubic yards of rock and building 300-foot-high reinforced concrete columns that would support the first 840 feet of roadway on land. Then they erected 140-foot-tall metal towers on either side of the canyon and strung an elaborate system of steel cables across it. Functioning like a heavy-duty dumbwaiter, the cable system was critical; it would need to transport and hold up to 50ton loads of material and workers over the river. So it was a huge setback on Sept. 15, 2006, when one of the towers collapsed in a storm and brought down the cable system. The accident added over a year to the schedule. While a replacement was being built, crews at another site made the concrete columns that would be the bridge’s vertical supports. By January 2008, a new cable system was in place, and workers embarked on the most challenging step: constructing the arch in mid-air. Rather than being cast on the ground and then put into position, the bridge would be the first of its scale in the U.S. whose arch would be cast—piece by 25continued

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The 3/8" gap between the halves was joined by a block of reinforced concrete.

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governor and the late Arizona soldier and football player). Ken Rice, who runs the dam, hopes that with less congestion, more tourists will visit and learn about its key role in the history of the United States. At 900 feet in the air, the bridge offers views so panoramic I almost felt like I was flying. Next to me, Zanetell savored the last days of his 10-year construction odyssey and wondered what he, and the country, can do with the lessons learned. “There’ll only be one bridge built in the shadow of the Hoover Dam, the greatest location in America,” he said. “Now that we’re finished, we have an obligation to take this sense of possibility and go do 10 more amazing things.” Stephen Fried is the author of “Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West.”

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Sunday with...

William Shatner A quick swim, visits with the family, and bagels (all-in-one, of course)

the legendary Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, is long accustomed to going where no man has gone before. Now, at 79, he’s starring in his first network sitcom, $#*! My Dad Says, airing Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m. ET on CBS. Robert Masello asked him about his recipe for a perfect Sunday. PARADE Starring in a TV series

can be grueling. Has it changed your Sundays? WILLIAM SHATNER The reality is that there’s this sword of Damocles hanging over my head all day. A lot of my Sundays are now spent learning 42 pages of dialogue—or worrying about learning it all. The day of ease can very quickly become a day of unease. PARADE What do you do to get

your mind off all that? SHATNER I like to sleep in, then swim and exercise. rcise. I run in place for maybe aybe a half-hour and do ass many arm and leg exercises ises as possible. If I let too much time go by luxuriating ating in bed or maybe enjoying oying a breakfast that my wife, Liz, brings me, I lose that time to ex10 • October 17, 2010

ercise. So then I’ve got another niggling thing to be worried about. PARADE What about go-

ing to church? Any chance of that calming your thoughts? SHATNER I don’t go to any formal place of worship, though I constantly drift in and out of a sense of spirituality related to what I’m seeing all around me: my children and grandchildren, my beautiful wife, the dogs and horses I keep. I ascribe it all—the luck of being in good health and good fortune—to the finger of fate.

I’ve actually won some prizes. I’m getting pretty darn good at riding.

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horses. Sounds like quite an active household. SHATNER It is. We live in California, up in the hills, and we’ve got two Dobermans, who are the sweetest, most loving creatures creatures. They’re an integral part of my life, as are the quarter horses horses. We compete with them, and

of time outside on Sunday? SHATNER I am an outdoorsy kind of guy, but my previously unassailable energy does have some limitations. I do like to watch the news shows on Sunday morning, but then I start to worry about the melting polar ice caps and what’s happening in Afghanistan. One of my most prized possessions is an iPad; I’m locked into The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times on that. But I still get the Los An-

Shatner keeps quarter horses and two Dobermans.

geles Times delivered because I’m worried about journalists like yourself being able to make a living these days. PARADE

Me, too. Thanks. But looking back to your youth in Montreal, how were those Sundays spent? SHATNER My father had brought over most of the family from Europe in the ’20s and ’30s—he had 11 siblings in all—and we’d go to everyone’s houses and enjoy all the good food, like brisket, made by his sisters and brothers.

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thing like the curmudgeonly dad you play in the new sitcom? SHATNER Not really, but he did have a temper. He was a hardworking guy, in the clothing business, and he was always pushing us toward excellence in whatever we did. But the best part of those Sunday feasts were the bagels, cream cheese, and lox. I was into onion for the longest time before I graduated to sesame, and then, as became my personality, the all-in-one, the kind that had all the seeds on it. I think the kind of bagel you get is like a Rorschach test.

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all that. SHATNER

I hadn’t thought of it this way until now, but we’re really doing the equivalent of it on Sundays today. My wife and I go to visit my three daughters and their children, or they come to my house, or we all go out to eat somewhere together. We eat a lot of Italian food and a lot of Chinese, though I have to watch out for MSG—you do not want to look puffy on camera the next day!

Don’t let a stuffy nose get in between you and some Z’s.

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The Great Grilled-Cheese Challenge

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EADY FOR A THROWDOWN?”

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Legal Notice

If You Lived, Worked, or Attended School in the Nitro Area of West Virginia, a Class Action Lawsuit May Affect Your Rights. You could be affected by a class action lawsuit against Monsanto Company and various others (the “Defendants”) about whether air emissions from burning waste materials at the old Monsanto chemical plant in Nitro, West Virginia and other locations in the area created a significant health risk requiring diagnostic medical examinations. The case in the Circuit Court of Putnam County, West Virginia is called Bibb v. Monsanto Company, No. 04-C-465. For more information, get a detailed notice at www.BibbClass.com, by calling 1-877-552-1274, or writing to Bibb Medical Monitoring Class, PO Box 1031, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1031.

resulting in a significant health risk have occurred. The lawyers for the Medical Monitoring Class will have to prove the Class’ claims at trial.

Are You Affected?

You must decide now whether you want to be included in this lawsuit and remain part of the Medical Monitoring Class.

Generally, the Medical Monitoring Class includes anyone who lived, worked full-time or attended school full-time in the Class Area between 1948 and the present. The Class Area covers a large geographic area in both Kanawha and Putnam counties, including Nitro, Rock Branch, Poca, and portions of St. Albans and Cross Lanes. A map of the Class Area is available at www.BibbClass.com, by calling 1-877-552-1274, or writing to Bibb Medical Monitoring Class, PO Box 1031, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1031.

What is This Case About? The lawsuit claims that air emissions from the old Monsanto plant and several other sites where the plant’s waste materials were burned contaminated the air of Nitro and the surrounding area with dioxin. Dioxin is a toxic byproduct created by various industrial processes including the production of 2,4,5T, an herbicide produced at the Nitro plant. The lawsuit claims that this contamination created a significant health risk that requires future medical examinations for those affected by the contamination. The lawsuit asks that a court-supervised fund be established to pay for medical monitoring services. Eligibility for benefits will likely depend on factors to be determined at trial, including your age and the location and the length of time you lived, worked, or attended school in the Class Area. The Defendants deny the claims in the lawsuit and specifically deny that any emissions or contamination

Who Represents You? The Court has appointed The Calwell Practice PLLC of Charleston, West Virginia to represent you as “Class Counsel.” You do not have to pay Class Counsel to participate. Instead, if Class Counsel obtains benefits for the Medical Monitoring Class, they will ask the Court for attorneys’ fees and costs, which may be deducted from any benefits obtained or be paid separately by the Defendants.

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Stay in the Medical Monitoring Class: To stay in the Medical Monitoring Class, you do not have to do anything. If benefits are awarded, you will be notified about how to make an individual claim. You will be legally bound by all orders and judgments of the Court, and you will not be able to separately sue the Defendants about the legal claims in this case. If you stay in the Medical Monitoring Class, you have the option of hiring your own lawyer to appear in Court for you or you may appear in Court on your own. Get out of the Medical Monitoring Class: If you want to keep your right to sue the Defendants on your own about the claims in this case, you must exclude yourself from the Medical Monitoring Class. If you exclude yourself, you cannot get benefits from this lawsuit if any are awarded. To ask to be excluded, send a letter to Bibb Medical Monitoring Class Exclusions, PO Box 1031, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1031, postmarked no later than November 30, 2010, that says you want to be excluded from the Medical Monitoring Class in Bibb v. Monsanto Company. Include your name, address, telephone number, and signature. How Can I Get More Information? Go to www.BibbClass.com, call toll-free 1-877-552-1274 or write to: Bibb Medical Monitoring Class, PO Box 1031, Minneapolis, MN 55440-1031.

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and Bill Fisher are perfect examples. Their “Calvert” grilled cheese is a gooey specialty at The Pop Shop in Collingswood, N.J. On the episode featuring our battle, my variation won. But I’ve shared both recipes so you can decide which you prefer. (Note: The calorie counts are very high. You might want to save these sandwiches for a special occasion or split one with a friend.) All dueling recipes from Bobby Flay’s Throwdown! are now available in a cookbook. For a chance to win a copy, visit Parade.com/throwdown.

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Grilled Brie and Goat Cheese With Bacon and Green Tomato 8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices center-cut bacon 10 Tbsp (1¼ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 8 (1-inch-thick) slices Pullman bread 12 oz. Brie, thinly sliced 2 green tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch-thick 8 oz. soft goat cheese, cut into 8 slices Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Put bacon in a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook, flipping once, until golden brown and crisp, 10 minutes. Remove to a papertowel-lined plate. Break pieces in half; set aside. 2. Heat a cast-iron pan over medium heat. 3. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place 4 slices butter-side-down and layer each with 3 to 4 slices of Brie, 2 tomato slices, 2 slices of goat cheese, and 4 pieces of bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Place remaining bread on top, butter-side-up. Cook on the griddle until the bottom side is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip, cover sandwich with upside-down heatproof bowl (to melt the cheese), and continue cooking until the bottom side is golden brown and the Brie has melted, 3 to 4 minutes. Serves 4. Per serving: 1120 calories, 68g carbs, 48g protein, 205mg cholesterol, and 73g fat.

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put on griddle to warm. Place the bacon slices in an “X” over each portion; top with avocado and remaining cheese. Once cheese has melted, put a mound of turkey on each bottom half; top with remaining bread. 5. Add a bit more oil to the griddle, and press sandwiches with a cast-iron pan, turning once, until bread is crisp on both sides.

1. Preheat a griddle to 350°F. 2. Combine mayonnaise and vinegar in a bowl. Spread 1 Tbsp of mixture on each of the cut sides of focaccia. 3. Oil the griddle. Place the focaccia pieces, mayonnaise-side-up, on griddle. Top each with 2 slices of cheese and cover with a heatproof bowl to melt cheese. 4. Meanwhile, divide turkey into 2 portions;

Serves 2. Per serving: 1310 calories, 65g carbs, 59g protein, 170mg cholesterol, and 93g fat.

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Real Men Do Wear Pink

Vanessa Silva-Welch and father Arnaldo Silva battled breast cancer side by side. To learn more about male breast cancer, go to Parade.com /malebreastcancer.

A father and daughter—both breast-cancer survivors—want people to know that men can get the disease, too by Bethany Kandel

Silva seems to be the lone man in a sea of pink. “I feel a little left out,” the two-time breast-cancer survivor says of the products, races, and T-shirts promoting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “I want people to know it is not just a woman’s disease.” Since most men aren’t aware of the risk because the incidence is so low, Silva, 60, is making it his mission to tell people about breast cancer in men. Of the estimated 209,060 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in the U.S. this year, 1970 will be in men, according to the American Cancer Society. In September 2006, the New York City native noticed a pimple-size lump near his right nipple while in the shower. “It didn’t hurt, so I kept quiet about it,” Silva says. “But a few months later, it was bigger, and I knew something wasn’t right.” His primary-care physician told him it was fatty tissue—nothing to worry about. But his wife, Maria, a nurse, urged him to get a second opinion, and the new doctor sent him for a mammogram, sonogram, and biopsy. That’s how the burly, 6-foot-2 Silva, who maintains the boilers in a junior high school, ended up sitting in a hospital waiting room full of women and dressed—you guessed it—in a pink gown. “They were all looking at me, wondering why I was there.” He wondered the same thing. “I didn’t even know men had breasts,” he says. When he complained as his chest was squeezed into the mammogram machine, the female technician said, “Now you know how we feel,” Silva recalls. “But I have a mother, daughter, and four sisters. My older sister died of breast cancer at 47. I felt I al14 • October 17, 2010

ready understood their pain.” Still, nothing prepared him for the news that he had the same disease. Diagnosed at stage 2, he underwent a mastectomy to remove some breast tissue, his nipple, and most of the area’s lymph nodes. Silva also tested positive for BRCA2 —a breast-cancer gene mutation that carries an increased risk for developing breast, ovarian, and other cancers. Four months later, his daughter Vanessa Silva-Welch, then 32, learned that she too was BRCA2-positive—and had cancer in one of her breasts. With the support of her husband, Mark, she decided to undergo a double mastectomy as a preventive measure, since the chance of recurrence of cancer in her healthy breast was high. (Vanessa’s younger brother, Arnaldo III, tested BRCA2-positive as well but has remained cancer-free.) Father and daughter ended up going through chemotherapy together, sometimes hooked up to adjacent IVs. “We were the rock stars of the hospital,” Silva says. “The staff had seen mothers, daughters, and sisters with breast cancer, but they’d never seen a father and daughter before.” “I constantly thank him for saving my life,” says Silva-Welch, a New York City school administrator.

SHOULD YOU GET TESTED FOR THE BREAST-CANCER GENE? Even though having the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene significantly raises one’s chances of developing breast, ovarian, and other cancers, routine testing is not recommended, according to Dr. Sharon Rosenbaum Smith, the New York City breast surgeon who treated both Arnaldo Silva and Vanessa Silva-Welch. That’s because less than 1% of Americans possess these gene mutations. But if you have a blood relative who has had breast or ovarian cancer, ask your physician if you should get screened. The test requires a blood sample, which is usually combined with genetic counseling to accurately assess your risks.

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end there. During his annual mammogram last spring, doctors found a lump in his left breast, and he had a second mastectomy. “I have matching scars,” he jokes. Determined to turn their pain into purpose, father and daughter have started a nonprofit organization, LIFE (Live in Faith Everyday), to spread the word about male breast cancer, especially in minority neighborhoods. (Silva is Latino.) “Those communities are underserved in learning about nutrition, exercise, and staying healthy to prevent cancer,” Silva-Welch says. “AfricanAmericans and Latinos often don’t get tested even when they feel something.” Her father has also been speaking to boys at school health classes. “Girls have their mothers and doctors talk to them about breast cancer. Nobody talks to young men,” Silva says. “I tell them, ‘This is your body; don’t be embarrassed to examine it. If you feel something strange, don’t stay silent. It could be deadly.’ I want the same awareness for men as there is for women so guys won’t feel like freak shows.” Someday, Silva says with a grin, “I hope the pink ribbon has a tinge of blue. It doesn’t have to be split in the middle— just give us a corner.”

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Survival of the Fittest

The racial slurs she heard as a child fueled journalist Soledad O’Brien’s drive to succeed

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’M 11. MY SISTER ESTELA

is 14. We’re at a photo studio in Smithtown, N.Y., not that far from where we live. The photographer says, “Forgive me if I’m offending you, but are you black?” I turn the comment over in my head. I’m trying to figure out why these nicesounding words make me feel small and embarrassed. Estela, light years ahead of me, starts to shred the guy. “Offend us? Offend us? By asking if we are black?” He’s white, and we’re two mixed-race girls trying to get our picture taken as an anniversary present for our parents. It’s 1977. I’m this cheery, optimistic kid who suddenly feels quite sunk. Forgive me if I’m offending you… What is that supposed to mean? I am black; I am also Latina, and half white through my Australian father. That isn’t typical in Smithtown, but there is nothing wrong with me. I just don’t understand how it could possibly be offensive to be black. This is the first time I remember feeling like I might be disliked for who I am. But Estela is totally on it. She gives me the universal body language for “We’re taking a walk” and off we go. I think this was the day it began, my life of perpetual motion. I was a middleclass girl in a middle-class Long Island suburb, but my life became like those games of dodge ball in the schoolyard. When you move, you can’t get hit. You survive to play again. By doing that, you come out the winner. There was the day I was walking down Visit us at PARADE.COM

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the hall to science. An older kid, an eighth-grader, came up to me. “If you’re a [n-word], why don’t you have big lips?” he asked. It killed me that I could feel myself trying to formulate an answer, as if the question merited one. There was no hostility in his voice. He wasn’t much bigger than me; he wasn’t even scary. Today, almost 33 years later, I could pick him out of a lineup. That day, I just pursed my mouth and kept moving. I wouldn’t dignify him with a response. I had to get to class. I’ve been a journalist now for over 20 years. I sprint from story to story. I am a big version of that little girl in Smithtown, except now I’m walking toward something rather than away from it. In interviews, I force people to consider every word they say. I dig in to the awkward question. I revel in making people rethink their words. Nothing stops me. It’s not that I’m propelled by unfounded optimism. I just see life as a series of victories, of wins.

‘I learned I didn’t need to confront every injustice thrown my way.’

I graduated with honors from a school where being half black and half white meant that I was the brunt of bad jokes. I went to Harvard, just like my sister Estela—like all six of us siblings, in fact. I am by all objective measures a successful journalist. I’ve gone on to marry a great guy, have four healthy kids, anchor a network TV show, write books, give speeches, and produce award-winning documentaries about challenging subjects like race. That eighth-grader didn’t hinder my forward motion one bit. Whatever became of him, he was wrong about me. Whatever assumptions he made about me, I refuted them by succeeding. Encounters like that changed me for the better. I learned that I didn’t need to stop and confront every injustice thrown my way. That anger could teach me. That my experiences could help me identify with people with whom I had little in common. I knew that if I let anger take hold of me, every person who rubbed me the wrong way would be paying for that guy back at the photo studio in 1977. Forgive me if I’m offending you… I think life harbors the possibility that we can push forward and come out better on the other end. In this country, one thing that’s certain is that not far around the corner from every ugly thing there’s something really beautiful. And if you stop at every bitter comment, you will never reach your destination. Adapted from “The Next Big Story,” by Soledad O’Brien with Rose Arce, by arrangement with Celebra, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 2010 by Soledad O’Brien. O’Brien’s documentary “Almighty Debt” airs Thursday, Oct. 21, at 9 p.m. ET on CNN. October 17, 2010 • 19

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