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Changes coming State buying property to extend S. Frontage Road By John Surratt A nursery on South Frontage Road for 30 years is closing its doors to make way for an extension of the road east to the Outlets at Vicksburg. Nancy Watkins, who has operated Watkins Nursery at Old Highway 27 with her husband, Charlie, said Monday that the Mississippi Department of Transportation has acquired the property for the road to cross the Kansas City Southern Railway tracks to the outlet center. “We closed the sale in mid-September,” she said, though the deed has not been recorded in the Warren County Chancery Clerk’s Office. “We’ve been waiting 17 years for this.” Nancy Watkins declined to say how much the state paid for the 3-acre tract, but added, “it was plenty. We told the appraiser when she came out, ‘This is our retirement, be generous.’ We were pleased.” The Watkins’ property is one of five parcels purchased as part of the project that is to see Interstate 20 lanes grown from four to six from the Mississippi River bridges at Warrenton Road to the U.S. 61 North and Mississippi 27 exit. “We are actively buying rights of way,” Central Dis-

The smallest of three statesubsidized bridge replacements planned this year was awarded Monday and work could start before year’s end. Meanwhile, the firm hired to install a new bridge on Redbone Road is expected to pick up late fees despite the crossing’s opening to traffic last week. A new relief bridge will span about 30 feet of Bazinsky Road at Durden Creek for $444,410.76, as per a low bid from Fordice Construction. Terms dictate a 100-working-day time frame. Final paperwork shouldn’t take more than two months before equipment moves at

By Danny Barrett Jr.

Cargo moved at the Port of Vicksburg doubled in a month’s time, thanks to continued mineral ore shipments by DuPont, officials said Monday. Loads of ore, steel coils, lumber and soybeans totaled 29,323 tons in September, up from 14,443 in August. Ore made up two-thirds of the month’s load and results from the chemical products and services company’s deal with Kinder Morgan to use the port as a hub to ship raw material through next fall. “The biggest part of it is the DuPont business,” said Tom Murphree, Kinder Morgan regional sales manager. “Second to that, we’ve recovered some old business that we had at one time, such as running aluminum to Delhi.” Pressure to preserve a deal with DuPont See Tonnage, Page A9.

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A sign at Watkins Nursery Home & Garden says the shop is going out of business on South Frontage Road. trict Commissioner Dick Hall said. “All the funds are earmarked by Congress for this project. But we have to know how much money we’re going to spend on

rights of way so we’ll know if we have enough money for construction.” Two of the state-purchased properties at South Frontage Road and Porters Chapel

Road, adjacent to a city water tower, belonged to the City of Vicksburg. On Monday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the property trans-

fer and receiving $30,200 from the state for the land, county land records show. The state also purchased See City, Page A10.

Work to replace bridge on Bazinsky expected to begin this year By Danny Barrett Jr.

Shipments at port double in month

the site, County Engineer John McKee said. The new bridge will exhaust the last $86,000 in state funds available to Warren County for the year, said Dan Tolar of the Office of State Aid Road Construction. So-called “state aid” funds are allocated to Mississippi counties based on size and population. Warren’s allocation for 2010-11 totaled $1,263,987.22. A detour route for traffic on Bazinsky has not been announced. Farther south, work on a new bridge on Redbone Road at Paces Bayou is completed, but for extra signs. Still, a report for October

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See County, Page A10.

A truck on Bazinsky Road Monday crosses the bridge that will be replaced.

Vicksburg man gets 20 years for assault By Pamela Hitchins

A 48-year-old Vicksburg man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 6-yearold girl in 2010, District Attorney Ricky Smith said. Jimmy Jimmy Ross, Ross whose address was 1402 South St., entered a last-minute guilty plea Sept. 3 as jury selection was about to get under way for his criminal trial in Warren County Circuit Court. Smith said presiding Judge Isadore Patrick had ruled at a hearing several days earlier that a confession Ross made following his arrest would be allowed into testimony. The child also was preSee Ross, Page A9.



Tonight: cloudy with a chance of showers; lows in the 40s Wednesday: partly cloudy, highs in the 60s Mississippi River: 9.4 feet Fell: 0.7 foot Flood stage: 43 feet

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TODAY IN HISTORY 1892: The first long-distance telephone line between New York and Chicago is officially opened (it could handle only one call at a time). 1931: Inventor Thomas Alva Edison dies at 84. 1982: Former first lady Bess Truman dies at 97.



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Football Contest Tallulah’s bolden takes the prize

A lot of people came close last week in the weekly football contest with their one-miss entries, but one hit the exact tie-breaker score in the high-scoring Colorado State and Boise State game. Willie M. Bolden of Tallulah claimed the prize. Twenty-five others also missed only one game. This week’s games and the entry blank appear in today’s edition on Page B4.


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Hearing Thursday for two charged in kidnapping, killing JACKSON (AP) — A scheduling hearing is set for Thursday for two Louisiana inmates facing federal charges in Mississippi related to the Vicksburg kidnapping and death of an Ohio businessman. Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian “Drake” Pierce pleaded not guilty last week in the abduction and death of 53-year-old David Cupps of Sunbury, Ohio. Authorities say Cupps was in Vicksburg to inspect the Grand Gulf nuclear power plant. Wedgeworth and Pierce allegedly attacked him in the parking lot of a motel on Pemberton Square Boulevard for his rental car after escaping

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in March from a prison work program in Baton Rouge, La. This week’s hearing will take up scheduling. Prosecutors want the court to waive speedy trial rules because of the complex nature of the case. The men could face the death

penalty. Prosecutors said in court records that the U.S. Justice Department has a review process for all death eligible cases. Under the review process, the defendants have the right to present so-called mitigating evidence. That will take time, prosecutors said, so will analyzing the volumes of documents like police reports, laboratory reports, the defendants’ criminal histories and physical evidence. “Thus, preparing, reviewing and analyzing this large volume of discovery is, by itself, a lengthy task,” prosecutors said. “As such, preparation for trial cannot be accom-

plished within the speedy trial time limits, taking into account the exercise of due diligence.” Authorities say the men dashed across the South after escaping in March. They allegedly dumped Cupps’ body in Alabama before being captured in Tennessee. The men had been part of a work program for inmates when they escaped. The Louisiana Department of Public Safety uses about 160 inmate workers, known as trusties, for various jobs at the State Police compound. Wedgeworth and Pierce had been working as groundskeepers there and were able to get


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jones County Sheriff’s Investigator Sgt. Robert Little said authorities are following up on leads but haven’t identified a suspect.

Sledge to headline Walthall concert TYLERTOWN, Miss. — Percy Sledge, best-known for his 1960s hit song “When a Man Loves a Woman,” will headline Walthall County’s Artist Blues & Country Cancer Benefit Concert at

the Southwest Events Center in Tylertown on Nov. 5. Doors will open at noon, with performances from local artists Percy preceding Sledge Sledge, who will take the stage at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the gate. Active and inactive military members are eligible for $20 tickets admitting two people with military identification.

La. police search for 2 escaped inmates EPPS, La. — Authorities are looking for two inmates who escaped from the West Carroll Detention Center over the weekend. The escapees have been identified as 22-year-old Leonard Palmer and 25-yearold Charles D. Mangrum. Lewis Russell, chief investigator for the West Carroll Parish Sheriff’s Office, said the two men were discovered missing around 3 p.m. Saturday at the West Carroll Detention Center in Epps.

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stream of water about 12 feet in the air, said William Crawley, the department’s assistant superintendent. Crawley said the crew had to break through a concrete slab to reach the line, which was connected to a 10-inch main. He said the repairs were completed by 1:30 p.m.

Pawnbrokers offer reward for info in manager’s slaying HATTIESBURG, Miss. — The Mississippi Pawnbroker’s Association is offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case of a slain Waynesboro pawn shop manager. Waynesboro Pawn Shop Manager Henry Adcock was shot to death in his Ellisville home in June and the pawn shop he worked at was robbed. No arrests have been made. The Pawnbroker’s Association is offering a $2,500 reward to anyone with information leading to an arrest and conviction.

BENEFITS Chicken Plates — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday; $8 per plate with sides, dessert and drink; behind Hinds Community College Multi-Purpose Building, 755 Mississippi 27; orders of 8 or more may be delivered; Amie Crawford, 601-629-6856; benefits Phi Beta Lambda.

Churches Jones Chapel M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; Pastors Earl Thompson Jr., Richard Johnson, Larry Brown, Billy Bennett Jr. and Dr. Michael R. Reed, speakers; the Rev. Adrian L. Clark, pastor; 1340 Bay St. Spiritual Education of Children — 4:30-5:30 today; interfaith programs for ages 6-14; co-sponsored by the Baha’is of Vicksburg; Jeanine Hensley, 601-415-3253; Alma Smith, 601-636-8628; Christ Episcopal, Sunday School Building 2 doors down from church at 1115 Main St.; e-mail: youth. Share a Prayer — 6:30 tonight; bring favorite prayer, spiritual reading or meditation; sponsored by the Baha’is of Vicksburg; Alma Smith, 601636-8628. Mount Alban M.B. — Revival, 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday;

Sandy Palm, pastor of Heaven Bound Worship Center; the Rev. Henry Taylor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road. Greater Grove Street M.B. — Revival, 7:30 p.m. WednesdayFriday; the Rev. Clinton McFarland of Atlanta; Dr. Casey D. Fisher, pastor; 2715 Alcorn Drive. Spring Hill M.B. — The Gospel Tornadoes of Las Vegas concert, 7 p.m. Friday; 815 Mission 66.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Senior Center — Wednesday: 10 a.m., chair exercises and water color art; 1 p.m., bingo and knitting class; 2, card games. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601636-1134. Breast Cancer Awareness — 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday; co-sponsored by the Vicksburg Chapter of The Links and the Health & Wellness Center; Hinds Community College Utica Campus. Neighborhood Watch Meeting — 5:30-6 p.m. Thursday;

Public Library; sponsored by the Vicksburg Police and Fire Departments. Classics in the Courtyard — Noon Friday; Maria Signa and Jim Robinson; lunch provided by Martin’s at Midtown; $9 per person, reservations required by 5 p.m. Thursday; SCHF, 1302 Adams St.; 601631-2997. Buck’s Country Playhouse — Feed in the Chicken Coop with potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Friday; music by Wild Bunch and friends; donations accepted; 601-638-3193. Levis — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Old Habits; donations appreciated. Microsoft Publisher — 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28; same curriculum each day; fee $20; WC Extension Office, 1100-C Grove St.; 601-6365442. Tour the Lofts of Vicksburg — Nov. 12, daytime: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $15 per ticket; evening: 5-8 p.m., $25 per ticket, wine and cheese; Vicksburg Main Street office, 1617 Walnut St., 601-634-4527 or; and participating downtown stores. Vicksburg Housing Authority Career Center

keys to a van and drive off, authorities said. Wedgeworth was serving time for armed robbery, and Pierce for attempted seconddegree murder. Before they escaped, Wedgeworth was set to be released in 2023 and Pierce in 2024. Authorities said the men were caught after crashing a pickup in Memphis. Police said that before their capture, the men tied up a county park worker in Jackson, Tenn., and stole a government truck with markings for the Madison County, Tenn., parks department.

— Job opportunities for residents only; Manney Murphy,601-638-1661 or 601-7388140; 131 Elizabeth Circle.


Funches Road Residents — 6 tonight; first Neighborhood (Crime) Watch planning and information meeting; Fisher Ferry Fire Station, 300 Goodrum Road. Vicksburg Optimist — 6:30 tonight, Shoney’s. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Walt Grayson, Looking Around Mississippi; Toney’s. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Derek Wilson, 601634-4174. Hester Flowers Garden Club — 6:30 p.m. Thursday; home of Jennifer Coulter, 601-6381723. Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club — 7 p.m. Thursday; monthly meeting; the home of the president, 1715 Main St. Eta Tau Chapter Omega Psi Phi — Pre Homecoming party, 9 p.m. until Friday; DJ Unlimited; The Hut, 1618 Main St.; Homecoming Blowout After Party, 9 p.m. until Saturday; Baltes Gym/St. Mary’s Auditorium; 1416 Main St.; free food and give-aways; 601415-4342.

Retired 11th Chancery District Judge Ray H. Montgomery has been chosen to hear arguments in the renewed lawsuit between Warren County and three landowner groups over how long the Kings Point Ferry should operate. Montgomery was chosen by Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William Waller after all three sitting chancellors in the Delta-based 9th District recused themselves from the case. M&M Property LP, along with Paradise Point Hunting Club and Louisiana-based Riverland Plantation seek monetary damages from the county to pay for flood damage they say was caused by the ferry running 12-hour days instead of the 15 1/2 hours on which parties settled after a 1997 lawsuit. The county has contended staffing and budget shortfalls have forced them to employ two Coast Guard-certified pilots instead of three. State law allows the chief justice to appoint a special judge in such cases, with the advice and consent of a majority of the state’s high court.


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Baylis joins staff as photographer Eli Baylis has joined the news staff of The Vicksburg Post as a photographer. A native of Hattiesburg, Baylis graduated in May from the University of Southern Eli Baylis Mississippi, where he received degrees in photojournalism and Spanish.


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City woman charged with embezzlement A Vicksburg woman was arrested Monday at her place of employment and charged with embezzling money by falsifying returns, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Rosetta Anderson-Reed, 42, 165 Pepper Ridge Road, is suspected of stealing $1,181.78 from The Home Depot, 45 Halls Ferry Park Road, Stewart said. She was arrested at 12:46 p.m., he said, and was later released from the Warren County Jail after posting a $5,000 bond.

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Judge denies Utica woman’s motion for mental evaluation JACKSON — A judge has refused to order a new mental evaluation for a Utica woman whose July trial in a 2007 fatal crash ended in a hung jury. On Monday, a tentative retrial date of Dec. 12 was set for Alice Marie Wilson. Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green encouraged a negotiated resolution. The case stems from the death of 69-year-old Alice Clausell of Moss Point. In Wilson’s first trial, a Hinds County jury could not agree whether she was sane when she failed to stop for a Raymond police officer on April 21, 2007, for reckless driving and speeding. During a pursuit into downtown Jackson, Wilson’s vehicle crashed into a vehicle carrying Clausell and her daughters.

Jackson County denies boat tour business PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors rejected an application for a boat tour business after hearing a complaint from area residents. Monday’s vote reversed an

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Jacob Hall, 7, catches some air while jumping on a trampoline in the afternoon sun on Polk Street Monday. Jacob is the son of

Teresa and Joseph Hall. Cooler temperatures are expected for the rest of the week.

Sanity hearing set for beheaded boy’s father THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Psychiatrists were scheduled to tell a Louisiana judge this afternoon whether they believe a man can help his lawyers defend him against charges that he bludgeoned, beheaded and dismembered his disabled 7-year-old son and put the boy’s head in the yard. If State District Judge John LeBlanc rules that Jeremiah Wright, 30, of Thibodaux is not competent to stand trial, Wright would go to a state mental hospital for treatment. He is currently held on $5 million bond, charged with first-degree murder of Jori Lirette, who was born three months premature, could say only a few words and needed a feeding tube and wheelchair. Two psychiatrists appointed by LeBlanc and one working for prosecutors were expected to testify Tuesday afternoon. Jori was killed Aug. 14 in their home while his mother, Jesslyn Lirette, 27, was out. His torso, lower legs and a forearm

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were found in a plastic bag in the trash can. Police said Wright waived his right to an attorney and Jeremiah confessed Wright the same day. The sworn police statement used to get an arrest warrant included harrowing details about the decapitation and dismemberment. According to that statement, he said Jesslyn Lirette had told him she was kicking him out, and he left the head in their yard so she would see it when she got home and “feel stupid.” By the time she arrived, police

were already there and had removed the head. The statement also quoted Wright as saying that signs — including being defecated and urinated on that morning — made him realize that he was living with a CPR dummy rather than his son. Throughout the statement, he referred only to “the dummy,” it said. Wright told police that “he was tired of taking care of the dummy. Wright said that as soon as he realized that Jori was a dummy, and not his son, he ‘started contemplating on killing him,”’ according to the statement. It quoted him as saying “that because of Jori’s medical condition ... he could not cry much.”



BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS August decision by the county’s planning commission, which approved a special exemption in a 4-1 vote. John Mikovich wanted to operate the business on Fort Bayou. The board of supervisors voted 5-0 to deny the exception.

Keesler nominated for national award BILOX — Keesler Air Force Base has been nominated for the Air Force Installation Excellence Award. The winner will receive a $1 million prize and the runner-up $500,000 to be used for quality-of-life improvements. Air Education and Training Command selected the base as its nominee for the Air Force 2011 Commanderin-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award.

Social media civility topic of USM forum HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mis-

sissippi is reminding its students and faculty to be civil when using social media. Starting Saturday, the university plans six days of activities to bring attention to how online behavior can affect people’s reputations.

December trial set for sex offender OXFORD — A man charged with failing to register as a sex offender is set for trial in north Mississippi in December. Darrell Wayne Byrd was indicted in April on one charge of failing to register as a sex offender. His trial is scheduled for Dec. 5 in U.S. District Court in Oxford. He has pleaded not guilty.


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JACK VIX SAYS: Even a ways off, change looks good for the economy.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The Buckeyes beat the Laughanes, 11-6. • Following repairs, The Garden reopens for business.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Mr. Alexander and Mr. Brunini make arguments in the Kiersky-Kelly election contest case.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Mrs. Emma J. Moore, 85, dies. • Al G. Field is here with his minstrels.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Leila Luckett announces the opening of the Gift Shop. • The Rev. Father Pendergast is home from the Jubilee of Bishop Merschart of Oklahoma.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 I.R. Snuffer, 25, dies of injuries in an auto-truck collision. • Henry Bauni returns from a trip abroad.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Mr. and Mrs. Ben Fitz-Hugh attend the Tulane-Ole Miss game in New Orleans. • Dr. John W. Miller, well-known here, dies in Jackson. • W.J. Stephens, former member of the police department, dies.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 A large crowd is expected at the Jett-Culkin game at City Park. Culkin is favored for a victory in the tilt which will be the Jett homecoming. • Frank W. Hulse, president of Southern Airways, speaks at a Rotary Club meeting.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961


Grove Street School makes final preparations for the annual Halloween carnival. • Charles Kolb is admitted to Mercy Hospital with pneumonia. • Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Whitaker announce the birth of a son, Larkin Douglas. • The Cooper High School honor roll is announced.


40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mrs. Lee Jones is announced as the “Pick the Winner” football contest winner. • Mr. and Mrs. William Sonders and children return from a week’s visit in Chattanooga.

U.S. troops vs. drug cartels? Texas Gov. Rick Perry got a few tongues wagging recently when he said that if he were president, he would consider sending U.S. troops into Mexico to battle drug cartels. Stumping in Manchester, N.H., for the Republican presidential nomination, Perry said Mexico’s drug war was like the situation in Colombia, where the government there requested, and got, U.S. military support. “It may require our military, in Mexico, working in concert with them, to kill these drug cartels and to keep them off our border and to destroy their networks,” Perry said. “It is very important for us to work with them to keep that country from failing.” For Perry, the move would just be an extension of the policies he already has advocated as governor; he’s long asked for more military troops along our southern border. Some U.S. officers have been fired upon from the Mexican side. Perry and others have said that they’re justified in returning fire in such cases. Mexico’s Ambassador Arturo

Sarukhan was quick to respond to Perry’s comments. He said that while the two countries had established a “new paradigm of cooperation,” actual participation of American troops in that country was “not on the table.” Such a response is expected, since many Mexicans still fear U.S. imperialism. They point to the Mexican-American War of the 1800s and other events, including the heavy presence of U.S. oil companies before the Mexican government nationalized the industry. Mexico’s constitution clearly prohibits the presence of armed foreign troops, even at the government’s request. Still, is the idea really farfetched? Could we already be involved in some covert activities in Mexico? Some people still question exactly what Homeland Security Agents Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila were doing in Mexico when they were attacked at a cartel roadblock Feb. 15 in San Luis Potosi. Zapata died in the attack. Under the Merida Initiative, the United States already has sent

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

tanks, helicopters and other military hardware, as well as lots of money, to help Mexico fight the drug cartels. The U.S. also has sent advisers and other personnel, although to our knowledge they have not participated in any armed activity. Sending troops into Mexico would seem to follow our current foreign policy of pre-emptive action against the threat of terrorism — a threat that many people believe already exists along our border. We have sent troops into Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Somalia under similar circumstances. If Mexican President Felipe Calderon asked for similar help, would he get it? Calderon is in his last year as president and could be looking for major success in the drug war as his legacy. Might he consider such a move? Stranger things have happened. Let’s just hope that U.S. decisionmakers, whoever they are in the next few years, think better of the idea.

The Matinee Music Club presents Jane Bird Joseph in a piano recital at First Presbyterian Church. • Johnny and Clara Jenkins announce the birth of a son, Terrence Desmond, on Oct. 19. • Frank E. Everett Jr. of Vicksburg nationally renowned trial lawyer, is named to the Ole Miss Hall of Fame.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Fourteen applications for casino operations are pending with the Mississippi Gaming Commission. • Iris Hude Weimar dies. • Warren Central’s Lady Vikes win a place in the state softball playoffs.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Joseph E. Lorinc is named chief of logistics management of the Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers. • Vicksburg native Kennith Humphrey is chosen as official artist for the 2002 USA International Ballet Competition.

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Criticism keeps many silent as Islam assaults Christianity I am looking at a reproduction of an old engraving of Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher. It is in Bat Ye’or’s book “The Dhimmi,” which collects primary documents from history to chronicle the impact of Islamic law on non-Muslims through the centuries. What is notable about the image, which is based on an 1856 photograph, is that the church, said to be at the site of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and burial, has no cross and no belfry. Stripped of its Christian symbols, the church stood in compliance with the Islamic law and traditions of the Ottoman Empire, which ruled Jerusalem at the time. I went back to the book to find this image for a reason. It had to do with this month’s massacre of two dozen Coptic Christians in Cairo by Egyptian military and street mobs, which also left hundreds wounded. The unarmed Copts were protesting the destruction of yet another church in Egypt, St. George’s, which on Sept. 30 was set upon by thousands of Muslim men following Friday prayers. Why? The trigger was repair work on the building — work that the local council and governor had approved.

To place the dhimmi pact in comparable Western terms is to say the West has its Magna Carta, Islam has its Pact of Umar. DIANA


Does that explanation make any sense? Not to anyone ignorant of Islamic law. Unfortunately, that criterion includes virtually all media reporting the story. Raymond Ibrahim, an Islam specialist, Arabic speaker and author of “The Al Qaeda Reader” (Broadway, 2007), catalogs the key sequence of events that turned a church renovation project into terror and flames. With repair work in progress, he writes online at Hudson New York, “It was not long before local Muslims began complaining, making various demands, including that the church be devoid of crosses and bells — even though the permit approved them — citing that ‘the Cross irritates Muslims

and their children.’” Those details drove me to reexamine the de-Christianized 19thcentury image of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher — no cross, no bells. It becomes a revealing illustration of Islamic history repeating itself in this “Shariah Autumn,” the deadly but natural harvest of the grotesquely branded “Arab Spring.” Given our see-no-Shariah media, we have no context in which to place such events. That context is Shariah society, advanced by “Arab Spring,” where non-Muslims — “dhimmi” — occupy a place defined for them by Islamic law and tradition. Theologian, author and Anglican pastor Mark Durie elaborates at “Dhimmi

are permitted to live in an Islamic state under terms of surrender as laid out in the ‘dhimma’ pact.” Such terms, Durie writes, “are a well-established part of Islamic law and can be found laid out in countless legal text books.” When nonMuslims violate these terms, they become subject to attack. To place the dhimmi pact in comparable Western terms is to say the West has its Magna Carta, Islam has its Pact of Umar. Among other things, this seminal pact governing Muslim and non-Muslims relations stipulates, Durie notes, the condition that Christians “will neither erect in our areas a monastery, church or sanctuary for a monk, nor restore any place of worship that needs restoration.” Thus, this anti-Coptic violence, which for the moment has caught world attention, is Islamically correct. This is the piece of the puzzle Westerners fail to grasp. But Durie takes us through the theological steps: “For some pious Muslims in Egypt today, the act of repairing a church is a flagrant provocation, a breach of the peace, which amounts to a deliberate revocation of one’s right to exist in the land.” As such,

it “becomes a legitimate topic for sermons in the mosque (where) the faithful are urged ... to uphold the honor of Islam.” In Islamic terms, then, the destruction of the church is no injustice, as Durie writes. It is “even a duty to destroy the church and even then lives of Christians who have the temerity to repair their churches.” That’s because dhimmi who take to the streets to protest the Islamically just destruction of the church “are also rebels who have forfeited their rights (under the pact) to ‘safety and protection.’” As violators of the “dhimmi” pact, they become fair game. It’s quite simple, but the theology eludes us. Why? I think the answer is that to expose the facts about Shariah in the Western milieu is to invite their criticism. Such criticism is forbidden under Shariah. So, we remain silent — which is what good “dhimmi” do. •

Diana West can be contacted at dianawest@

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At debate, Philly police: Disabled victimized by theft scheme focus is on fast-rising Herman Cain LAS VEGAS (AP) — Herman Cain has risen fast. Now the question is: Will he fall? As Republican presidential hopefuls were preparing for a debate in Las Vegas tonight, Cain has been facing more and more intense scrutiny as his poll numbers have jumped upward. Now that he’s in the national spotlight, he’s already had to The Repubapologize lican debate for comwill be shown ments he at 7 p.m. tomade over night on CNN. the weekend calling for an electric fence on the Southern border with Mexico. At a campaign stop Monday in Arizona, Cain appeared with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an aggressive anti-immigration proponent. “It was a joke,” Cain said emphatically during a news conference. “I apologize if I offended anyone. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa.” Cain told an audience in Tennessee Saturday that the fence is “going to be electrified. And there is going to be a sign on the other side that says, ‘It will kill you.”’ Immigration already has flared on the campaign trail — and contributed to the sinking of another fast-rising GOP candidate. Texas Gov. Rick Perry has struggled to explain why he signed a law giving in-state tuition breaks to illegal immigrants at Texas universities. When he first entered the race, he was at or near the top of many national polls. He’s fallen back since, and Cain has emerged as the more popular alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Also pa rticipating in tonight’s debate are Romney, Perry, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Missing is former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who’s boycotting the Nevada caucuses in defense of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary. Nevada has scheduled its contest for Jan. 14, and Republican officials are pressuring Romney and other Republicans to join Huntsman’s boycott if the state refuses to hold the caucuses later in January. Also potentially at issue today is the foreclosure crisis. So far, it’s been almost forgotten on the campaign trail, but the candidates will probably have little choice but to address it. Nevada has the nation’s highest unemployment rate, a statistic that’s driving the highest foreclosure rate in the nation. It’s the root of the economic crisis, but it barely has been discussed as issues like immigration and vaccines for children have dominated the GOP primary.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman convicted in the starvation death of a man nearly 20 years ago is facing charges of kidnapping and false imprisonment for preying on four mentally disabled adults, locking them in a basement and wresting control of their Social Security disability checks. Linda Ann Weston was charged Monday with kidnapping, false imprisonment and other offenses, with bail set at $2.5 million after her landlord stumbled upon the four adults, all weak and malnourished, in a dank, foul-smelling boiler room on Saturday. Also charged were Eddie “the Rev. Ed” Wright and Gregory Thomas as Philadelphia police and the FBI investigate. Detectives also found dozens of ID cards, power-of-attorney forms and other documents in the apartment, suggesting the theft scheme involved more than just the four captives. In 1983, a 13-year-old Philadelphia boy testified that his older sister had beaten another sister’s boyfriend

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Sgt. Joseph Green stands in the basement in Philadelphia where four weak and malnourished mentally disabled adults were found. with a broomstick and locked him in a closet. The man died of starvation weeks later. Linda Ann Weston was convicted of murder, but it’s not clear from court records how much time she spent in prison.

She’s now behind bars in another heinous scheme that echoes the earlier case. Weston, now 51, is accused of preying on four mentally disabled adults, and locking them in a basement crawlspace in northeast Philadelphia. A

landlord found them Saturday, weak and malnourished. Police suspect Weston and two others were keeping them in squalor while wresting control of their Social Security checks. One victim said he met Weston through an online

dating service. “That was real dirty of (her). That was wrong,” Derwin McLemire told KWY-TV on Monday. “I escaped one time to one of the houses that we used to live in, of hers, and I didn’t get away so they got me.” He and two others told the station they had been on the move for about a year with their alleged captors, traveling from Texas to Florida to Philadelphia. “They moved them around,” Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said Monday after examining the boiler roomturned-dungeon inside a small apartment house. “Whenever it looked like people knew what was going on, they moved.” The landlord found the victims Saturday morning after he heard dogs barking in the area. He found the door to the foul-smelling room chained shut. Inside, Turgut Gozleveli lifted a pile of blankets to find several sets of human eyes staring back at him. One man was chained to the boiler.

Lawyer: Mother of missing baby girl Israeli soldier freed in swap in Kansas City has ‘nothing to hide’ for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The mother of a missing Missouri baby might not be casting herself in the best light by telling national media that she drank heavily the night her daughter Lisa disappeared Irwin and other unflattering details, but her honesty shows that she and her family “have nothing to hide,” her attorney said. Deborah Bradley told television audiences Monday that she might have blacked out in the hours before she and Jeremy Irwin reported that their 10-month-old daughter, Lisa Irwin, was missing from their Kansas City home early Oct. 4. Bradley also now says she last saw her daughter hours earlier than she originally told police. “I don’t recall in recent history anyone under this umbrella of suspicion to be so open and forthright, warts and all, regarding the events. Because they have nothing to hide,” said attorney Joe Tacopina, who held a press conference Monday to announce he had been hired to represent the couple. The parents reported their daughter missing after Irwin returned home from working a night shift and found the front door unlocked, the house lights on, a window tampered with and the baby gone. Bradley and their two sons were asleep elsewhere in the house.

Libyans launch assault on Gadhafi’s Sirte SIRTE, Libya — About 1,000 Libyan revolutionary troops launched a major assault on Moammar Gadhafi’s hometown today, surging from the east to try to capture the last area under loyalist control.


The push to rout the remaining resistance from Sirte came a day after commanders announced they had captured most of a second stronghold, Bani Walid. While welcoming successes in Bani Walid, Libya’s new leaders have said they would only declare liberation after the fall of Sirte, which would have symbolic value as well as give them control of the country’s ports and harbors.

Bangkok might face new flood front BANGKOK — Floodwaters pressed toward Bangkok on several fronts today as soldiers and residents raced to pile sandbags and officials

sounded a new alarm about vulnerable areas east of the capital near the international airport. Much of the efforts in recent days have been aimed at shoring up defenses along Bangkok’s northern perimeter, facing the brunt of runoff from inland areas where Thailand’s worst flooding in a half-century has killed 315 people. Officials added concerns today about a new front: a flood plain near Suvarnabhumi Airport. Droves of civilians joined soldiers in desperate dikebuilding efforts after Bangkok’s governor delivered a dramatic late-night TV warning that the city had until late Wednesday to lay down 1 million sandbags to protect an especially vulnerable 3.7-mile stretch.

TEL NOF AIR BASE, Israel (AP) — Looking thin, weary and dazed, an Israeli soldier returned home today from more than five years of captivity in the Gaza Strip in exchange for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners whose joyful families greeted them with massive celebrations. Gilad Schalit, in a brief interview with Egyptian TV before being transferred to Israel, said he was “very excited” to taste freedom and had missed his family and friends. He said he feared he would remain in captivity “many more years” and worried since being told of the deal last week that last-minute hitches might cause it to collapse. “Of course I missed my family. I missed friends, meeting people, to talk to people, and not to sit all day, to do the same things,” he said. But Schalit’s physical appear-

ance raised questions about the condition of his captivity in the hands of the Hamas militant group. The 25-yearold appeared pale and gaunt, shifted in his seat, struggled to breathe and seemed to mumble as he answered the questions. Later, video released by the military showed him being helped into an army jeep after crossing the border into Israel, and walking gingerly down a set of steps from a military caravan after changing his clothes into a fresh army uniform. Still, military officials said a physical exam had found him to be in good shape. Later, he was flown on a helicopter to an air base in central Israel for a reunion with his family hosted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu told an audience that he understood the pain of Israeli families who lost relatives in Palestinian violence.

“Out with the old, in with the new.”

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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IRS: Cuts would hurt service, raise deficit

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Fastenal (FAST)............................33.38 Family Dollar (FDO)...................55.32 Fred’s (FRED).................................11.29 Int’l Paper (IP)..............................25.09 Janus Capital Group (JNS)..............6.30 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................29.99 Kroger Stores (KR)......................22.36 Kan. City So. (KSU).....................56.61 Legg Mason (LM)..................... 24.95 Parkway Properties (PKY).............11.50 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)......................61.89 Regions Financial (RF).................3.46 Rowan (RDC)................................ 32.89 Saks Inc. (SKS).................................9.78 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 72.55 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).............28.46 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 34.20 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 19.95 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 43.43 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 18.07 Viacom (VIA)................................. 50.89 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 33.89 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 54.78


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smart money Q: We are both retired, I am 73, and my husband is 76 years old. The only pension we have is Social Security. We have a fixed annuity that we are planning to annuitize this year, and we will receive about $15,000 for the next 10 years. We also have about $320,000 in a conservatively BRUCE managed fund and about $40,000 in a savings account that we use to subsidize our Social Security. My question is, should we be doing something safer with the $320,000 than have it in the market? Even though it is a very conservative portfolio, we pay 1.5 percent to have it managed. I would love a second opinion. — L.L., via e-mail A: There are as many answers as there are questions when it comes to “good retirement planning.” I am wondering why you’re changing this



fixed annuity that apparently has a value of under $150,000. At your ages, it’s statistically likely that one or both of you will be here for more than the 10 years. I would have to know the specifics of the fixed annuity that you have now and whether this is a decent move for you. As I am reading your letter, there have been some large hiccups in the stock market. I am not at all certain what “conservative” means. A 1.5 percent management fee is a bit expensive given that the money could be put into a portfolio of funds without individual management. If the managers are moving the funds from one to another, taking market conditions into account, and there is a decent return (3 percent to 5 percent), the management fee is money well spent. On the other hand, if there is only a net return of 1 percent or 2 percent, which is very common today, then I would think that the 1.5 percent management fee is excessive. •

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation that would trim hundreds of millions of dollars from the Internal Revenue Service budget would force significant cuts in the services it provides taxpayers and cost the government $4 billion annually in lost revenue, the agency warned Congress Monday. In a letter to lawmakers, IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman said the budget cuts “would lead to noticeable degradation of both service and enforcement and would have a serious detrimental impact on voluntary compliance for years to come.” The House Appropriations Committee has approved a bill

The House Appropriations Committee has approved a bill that would provide $11.5 billion for the IRS in fiscal 2012, which began Oct. 1. That is $600 million less than it received last year and $1.8 billion less than President Barack Obama requested. that would provide $11.5 billion for the IRS in fiscal 2012, which began Oct. 1. That is $600 million less than it received last year and $1.8 billion less than President Barack Obama requested. The Senate Appropriations Committee version of the bill would provide $11.7 billion. The cuts are part of an effort by lawmakers to curb spending at a time when annual federal

budget deficits have reached $1.3 trillion. With cuts of that magnitude, IRS answers to taxpayers’ letters would be delayed by up to five months and about half of those telephoning the agency would not get through, Shulman wrote. As examples, he said that would mean problems for individuals and small businesses that have fallen behind paying their taxes and want

to reach the IRS to work out payment plans before they are penalized. Shulman said the budget cuts would hurt revenue collections because it would force the agency to shrink its staffing levels, and thus to reduce its collection activities. The $4 billion in yearly lost revenue would far outweigh the cuts in agency spending, he said. Shulman said the proposed cuts are already forcing his agency to reduce spending, because it would not have enough time to implement them if it waited until the congressional budget process is completed.

Senator drops opposition to pipeline safety bill WASHINGTON (AP) — In an about face, Sen. Rand Paul, one of Congress’ most ardent foes of government regulation, has dropped his “hold” on a bill to toughen federal safety regulation of oil and gas pipelines, a spokeswoman for the Kentucky Republican said Monday. Paul agreed to drop his opposition to the measure after winning agreement from its sponsors to add an amendment to the bill to close a gap in regulations that allows older pipelines to escape safety testing requirements, Moira Bagley, Paul’s spokeswoman, said. Paul has been the lone senator blocking consideration of the bill. “I have found a way to address the problems more thoroughly through these regulations, while limiting their scope and unnecessary red tape,” Paul said in a statement. “My proposal will be unanimously passed and accepted

by both sides, further proving that my actions have enriched this legislation.” Paul, a Tea Pa r ty a l ly and anti-tax Sen. Rand activist, was Paul elected to the Senate last year in part on the strength of his opposition to new federal regulations. Oil and gas pipeline industry officials and congressional aides told The Associated Press last month that Paul and his staff had explained privately that he was blocking efforts to pass the bill using unanimous consent procedures that avoid a lengthy debate because he is opposed in principle to its expansion of federal regulation. Paul and his staff had told them he had no specific objections related to pipeline safety, but he felt that at a minimum

an expansion of federal regulations should receive a thorough debate by the entire Senate, industry officials and congressional aides said. But as a practical matter, important but lesser measures like pipeline safety regulations that can’t be approved quickly wind up languishing indefinitely because Senate leaders must conserve valuable debate time for other must-pass bills. After his opposition to the measure was publicized, Paul issued a statement saying he wasn’t satisfied with the safety

provisions of the bill. His latest statement also said he was dissatisfied that the bill was written before the National Transportation Safety Board had published its report on a natural gas pipeline rupture near San Francisco last year that killed eight people, injured dozens more and damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes. The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee approved the bill in May without opposition.


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‘Kudzu bug’ threatens to eat U.S. farmers’ lunch BLACKVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Kudzu — the “plant that ate the South” — has finally met a pest that’s just as voracious. Trouble is, the so-called “kudzu bug” is also fond of another East Asian transplant that we happen to like, and that is big money for American farmers. Soybeans. “When this insect is feeding on kudzu, it’s beneficial,” Clemson University entomologist Jeremy Greene said as he stood in a field swarming with the brown, pea-sized critters. “When it’s feeding on soybeans, it’s a pest.” Like kudzu, which was introduced to the South from Japan in the late 19th century as a fodder and a way to stem erosion on the region’s worn-out farmlands, this insect is native to the Far East. And like the invasive vine, which “Deliverance” author James Dickey famously deemed “a vegetable form of cancer,” the kudzu bug is running rampant. Megacopta cribrari, as this member of the stinkbug family is known in scientific circles, was first identified near Atlanta in late October 2009. Since then, it has spread to most of Georgia and North Carolina all of South Carolina, and several counties in Alabama. And it shows no signs of stopping. Kudzu and soybeans are both legumes. The bug — also known as the bean plataspid —

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Clemson University doctoral student Nick Seiter shows a sweep net filled with “kudzu bugs” caught in a test plot in Blackville, S.C. breeds and feeds in the kudzu patches until soybean planting time, then crosses over to continue the moveable feast, said Tracie Jenkins, a plant geneticist at the University of Georgia. On a recent sunny day, Greene and doctoral student Nick Seiter visited the 10-acre test field at Clemson’s Edisto Research & Education Center in Blackville, about 42 miles east of Augusta, Ga. Starting in the middle of the field, Seiter walked down a

row, sweeping a canvas net back and forth through the bean plants as he passed. Bugs were clinging to his pants and shirt, dotting his face like moles. “I feel like I’m wearing a bee beard over here,” he said. “It tickles.” At row’s end, Seiter pushesd his hand up through the net. Bugs cascaded over the edge and pooled on the sandy soil at his feet. The writhing pile made a fizzing sound like a freshly

opened soda. “Wow. It’s a couple of inches thick,” Greene said. “That’s just shy of a standard sample that we use to evaluate soybean insects ... and we’re looking at a couple of thousand bugs, easy.” The bugs secrete a caustic substance that smells like a cross between a commercial cleanser and an industrial lubricant. Greene said it’s unclear whether this is a defensive device, a way of locating each other in a

field, or serves some other purpose. Whatever it’s for, the secretions are potent enough to etch the bottoms of the plastic tubs he uses to ship samples to colleagues — and to stain the skin on Seiter’s blistered right palm a pale orange that can’t be washed off. “Self-tanner,” he quips. These insects are what entomologists call “true bugs,” meaning they have needle-like mouth parts that they use to suck on the plant. So rather than feeding on the pods or leaves, as corn ear worms and common stinkbugs do, kudzu bugs attack the stems and leaf petioles, literally draining the life out of the soybeans. “It’s reducing the ability of the plant to produce or to send photosynthate ... the food that the plant makes from the sun, to the fruit, to the seed,” said Greene. “So we’re going to have ... a reduced number of pods per plant, reduced number of seed per pod, and reduced seed size as well — all the above,” he said. “It’s not showy in terms of the damage that it does to the plant ... but it’s going to cause yield loss.” University of Georgia researchers have recorded losses as high as 23 percent in untreated fields. Jenkins said the bugs might be able to respond to temperature and other environmental changes by turning a gene or genes on or off, making them particularly adaptable.

Tonnage Continued from Page A1. prompted the county in April to extend Kinder Morgan’s lease to operate the port through June 2013. Murphree said steel coils recorded for the month were shipped to Severstal, a continuing relationship that

shaped two years of contract talks at the port that ended in 2009 with Kinder Morgan’s current base deal. “I’m in hopes that will be a continuous thing,” he said, adding an overall slump at the port since the T-dock was

replaced and the onset of the recession may have “bottomed out.” Shipments have totaled about 52,000 for the year, far off the pace of the 161,222 unloaded in 2010 and is certain to be a fourth consecu-

tive year of declining loads. Work ground to a halt in May as the Mississippi River’s historic crest backed up into the slack-water harbor and had the dock and rails underwater. Damage to two office spaces

and restrooms in a terminal warehouse is estimated between $25,000 and $30,000, port commission executive director Wayne Mansfield said, adding the commission will seek to be reimbursed by FEMA for all repairs.

Patrick ordered a pre-sentencing report to be completed by the prosecution and defense before deciding on the sentence. Ross was arrested May 10, 2010, around 3 a.m. at 124 Elizabeth Circle. Assis-

tant District Attorney Lane Campbell, the prosecuting attorney, said the assault took place there after Ross, who was staying at the residence, had returned from a bar. The child was there spending the night with a

friend, Campbell said. Under Mississippi Department of Corrections guidelines, Ross is not eligible for earned early release. Following his prison term he will be on probation for five years and must register for life as a

sex offender. Patrick also assessed Ross a $3,000 fine, $322.50 in court costs and $1,000 to go to the victim compensation fund.

Ross Continued from Page A1. pared to testify, and investigators had physical evidence to present at the trial, Smith said. Instead, Ross entered an “open” plea, meaning no DA recommendation for sentencing had been made.

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

Bobby Lee McAdory PHILADELPHIA, Miss. — Bobby Lee McAdory died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center-South Hospital in Meridian. He was 75. Mr. McAdory was retired from Weyerhaeuser after 25 years as a boiler operator. He was a resident of the Burnside Community and a member of Blackjack Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Zachary and Sina O. Moody McAdory; a son, Jerry Lee McAdory; a grandson, Jeremy Wayne White; a granddaughter, Candace “BreAnn” Garrett; and a brother, Don McAdory. Survivors include five daughters, Brenda Rickles of Vicksburg, Debbie Scrivner of Carthage, Angie White, Debi Wharton and Jan Warren, all of Philadelphia; two sisters, Dianne Kirkpatrick of Collinsville and Maudean Sanders of Union; four brothers, Dan McAdory of Union, Harold McAdory, Richard McAdory and Jon McAdory, all of Philadelphia; 13 grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were Saturday at 1 p.m. at John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services with the Revs. Toby Stovall and Walter Woodson officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Hill

Cemetery in Philadelphia. Pallbearers were Mike Sullivan, Larry Savell, Larry Griffin, Max Chisolm, Jamie White, Chris “Tater” McMurry, Jason Rickles, Stuart Rickles, Adam Myers, Skyler Myers, Josh Garrett and Cody Warren.

Rebecca Edith Shaw WOOD RIVER, Ill. — Rebecca Edith Shaw, a former Vicksburg resident, died at 2:28 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, in Methodist West Houston Hospital. She was 58. Born in St. Louis on March 12, 1953, she was the daughter of Jack and Norma (Wiedner) Hale. She married David Lee Shaw on Nov. 2, 1974, in Wood River, Ill. He survives. Surviving also are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Brian and Paula Shaw and Kevin Shaw all of Katy, Texas; a stepson, Jarred Shaw of East Alton, Ill.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Constantino Ortega of Katy; four grandchildren, Mariah and Devin Shaw, Amber and Jacob Ortega; two brothers, Shawn Hale of Wood River and Shane Hale of Alton; and three sisters, Jo Hale of Biloxi, Carol Townsend of Atlanta and Theresa Hale of Bethalto, Ill. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 tonight at Marks Mortuary in Wood River, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Kimberly Allen will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodland Hill Cemetery in East Alton. Memorials may be made

to Pulmonary Hypertension Research.

Martha Whitehead Smith Martha Whitehead Smith died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Promise Hospital of Vicksburg. She was 74. Born in Mechanicsburg, Miss., she had been a resident of Warren County most of her life and was the daughter of the late George Marvin Whitehead and Doris O’Neal Irwin Whitehead. She was a graduate of Redwood High School. Mrs. Smith was employed by Westinghouse for a

number of years and later, with her husband, owned and operated Smith Grocery. She was a member of Bovina Baptist Church and the Ruth Sunday school class. She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Smith of Vicksburg; two daughters, Pam Smith and Karen Smith Craft, both of Vicksburg; and a sister, Bettye Tucker of Gulfport. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Mitchell Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday

until the service. Pallbearers will be Harrell Smith, Billy Smith, Jereme Smith, Charles Byrd, Bobby Smithhart Jr. and Roger Smithhart. Honorary pallbearers will be L.B. VanLandingham, Otto Moore, Doug Traxler, Hubert and Hazel Stroud, Dr. Anita Tribble and members of the Ruth Sunday school class. Memorials may be made to Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, Vicksburg, MS 39180 and to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.





Partly cloudy tonight with a slight chance of showers, lows in the 40s; partly cloudy Wednesday, highs in the 60s

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 wednesday-thursday

Partly cloudy with falling temperatures; highs in the lower 60s, lows in the lower 30s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers; lows in the 40s wednesday-thursday

Partly cloudy with falling temperatures; highs in the lower 60s, lows in the lower 30s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 87º Low/past 24 hours............... 60º Average temperature......... 74º Normal this date................... 66º Record low..............32º in 1948 Record high............88º in 1953 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............0.51 inches Total/year.............. 32.29 inches Normal/month......1.64 inches Normal/year........ 41.36 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active..........................11:26 A.M. Most active................. 5:13 P.M. Active...........................11:51 P.M. Most active.................. 5:38 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:28 Sunset tomorrow............... 6:27 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:08

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 9.4 | Change: -0.7 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.3 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 8.7 | Change: NC Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 11.7 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 2.2 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.5 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.5 River....................................56.0

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 18.2 Thursday................................ 19.0 Friday....................................... 18.9 Memphis Wednesday.............................-2.1 Thursday..................................-1.1 Friday.........................................-0.2 Greenville Wednesday........................... 14.5 Thursday................................ 14.2 Friday....................................... 14.2 Vicksburg Wednesday..............................9.1 Thursday...................................8.6 Friday..........................................8.3


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

On the agenda During its regular meeting Monday, the Warren County Board of Supervisors: • Took under advisement a personnel matter involving a suspension in the Road Department. • Approved invoices to County Engineer John McKee for engineering services totaling $6,894.51 on special assessment paving projects in Fairways, Forest Cove and Amberleaf subdivisions. • Approved a request from District Attorney Ricky Smith to kick in an extra $4,633.34 to the annual salary of newly hired Assistant DA Tom Setser. In a letter to supervisors last week, Smith said the funds will be diverted from the office’s Worthless Check Fund. The county set aside $73,833.98 to pay a third assistant in the 2011-12 budget. • Approved Board President Richard George’s signature on a services contract with Patricia Toole for veterans services to the public. State law stipulates the service be provided on the countylevel. Previously, the service was funded and housed from the American Red Cross offices on Cherry Street. A reorganization of the Red Cross in Mississippi prompted a reworked deal. The office will be available 30 hours a week, according to the contract. Supervisors have said Toole will operate from the old E-911 Dispatch Center’s breakroom, in the courthouse basement. Office hours have not been determined. • Approved a selection committee to determine administrative, legal and engineering services for a state-funded grant to repair and reinforce Industrial Drive, off E.W. Haining Road at the Port of Vicksburg, A grant from the Mississippi Department of Transportation will finance the work. Committee members are Warren County Port Commission chairman Johnny Moss, commission secretary Beverly Steward, County Administrator John Smith, Chancery Clerk Dot McGee and Purchasing Agent Tonga Vinson.

County Continued from Page A1. from Laurel-based Magco Inc. is expected to show the 90-working day time frame on the builder’s $541,845.62 contract has expired, said Brian Robbins of ABMB Engineers Inc. The late rate would be $300 a day, based on the overall cost of work in the Mississippi State Specifications for State Aid Road and Bridge Construction’s penalty scale. Fordice expects to finish replacing the twin bridges on Fisher Ferry Road across the Big Black River after Jan. 1. As of Monday, the company has been on the job 117 of the 150 working days spelled out in the $1.5 million contract.

Delays on each have been attributed to extreme winter cold followed by record heat this summer, with late material deliveries blamed on the historic flood on the Mississippi River between. High fuel prices last winter and early spring spiked construction bids statewide, including Magco’s on the Redbone bridge, which surpassed the state’s estimate by 14 percent. Three of four bids opened Monday for the Bazinsky Road bridge replacement, including Fordice’s offer, were below the state’s $506,315 estimate.

City Continued from Page A1. from private landowners other parcels on Porters Chapel near the city property, South Frontage Road and on Old Highway 27 behind the Watkins property, according to county land records. “The road is going to go behind our business” and south of the water tower, Watkins said. Hall said the South Frontage Road work will precede the proposed $1 billion Interstate 20 reconstruction. Hall would not give a timetable for the I-20 work, but expects work on South Frontage Road to begin within the next year to 18 months. “South Frontage Road is a separate project,” he said. “We have to have that completed and up to standards before we work on the reconstruction, because we will need to reroute traffic while we work on I-20.” Hall said both frontage roads will become one-way roads while I-20 is being widened. No announcement has been made on whether the frontage roads will continue oneway after construction. Hall said the I-20 reconstruction is in the preliminary design phase and a brief description of the project on MDOT’s website carries the provision that right-of-way acquisition and construction will come as funds become available. Plans for the project indicate a flyover ramp to replace a left-hand exit onto U.S. 61 South from near Halls Ferry Road, and underpasses east

On the agenda Meeting Monday, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • Took the lone bid for concrete from Delta Industries of Jackson/Vicksburg Ready Mix under advisement. The concrete bid breaks down the product costs by line item. Purchasing director Tim Smith said concrete products are purchased as needed. • Purchased advertising at $350 a month with V105.5 for the radio station’s annual caroling contest. • Adopted budget amendments: Water mains, transferred $75,000 from supplies to the capital fund to buy a new track hoe and trailer; increased revenue in the federal grant fund by $70,990, increased supplies by $58,820, increased professional services by $3,949, and contractor services by $8,221 for energy efficiency projects; transferred $7,000 in the animal control capital budget to supplies; transferred $7,000 from the administration services budget to the TV23 capital budget to buy new cameras; transferred $7,750 from federal grant funds to state funds for Triad, a state grant program. • Authorized Mayor Paul Winfield to sign the closeout documents for the $11,000 state seat belt grant. • Accepted a $5,775 Department of Justice Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant to buy new body armor for the police department. City grants administrator Marcia Weaver said the city will provide a $5,775 match for the program. • Authorized Winfield to sign the $100,000 Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Recreation Trails Program Grant for the city skate park. • Authorized Winfield to sign a $103,175 per year radio maintenance services agreement with Motorola. The agreement is $12,574 less than the city’s present $115,749 contract with the company. • Adopted a resolution for an interlocal agreeof Halls Ferry Road and near Porters Chapel Road will link the frontage roads.

The Vicksburg Post ment with the Warren County Board of Supervisors for a veterans service officer. The city will provide $12,000 per year for salary and expenses. The county’s contribution is $22,680. • Authorized Winfield to sign an agreement with the Mississippi Transportation Commission to install an aviation weather system at the Vicksburg Airport. • Authorized the purchase of a new video recorder and audio transmitter/digital recorder for the Vicksburg Police Department’s Narcotics Unit for $3,223. • Approved setting special assessments for cutting and clearing the following property: 813 Bowman St., Allen Estate c/o Stephney Williams; 2109 Martin Luther King Blvd., Bac Home Loans Servicing; 1609 Martin Luther King Blvd., Lucille Amos Brown; 2414 Halls Ferry Road, Jean Byrd; 204 Union Ave., R. Conner and M. Johnson Jr., real estate; 210 First Avenue, Tameitha R. Flowers; 150 Mop Lane, Patricia Freeman; 2604 Moore Drive (formerly Yerger), J.L. Moore et al c/o Joseph Moore Jr.; 1403 Sky Fram Ave., Cecil Perkins Estate c/o P. Perkins Jr.; 519 Fairground, Sherman and Carlotta Stampley; 1601 Martin Luther King Blvd., State of Mississippi; 1604 Martin Luther King Blvd., State of Mississippi; 1716 Poplar St., State of Mississippi; 711 Harris St., Robert and Sarah Taylor. • Approved waiving the $169.69 penalty for removing a house at 89 Williams St. owned by David L. Thomas Sr. and Annie McGowan. The house was in the city’s flood zone. The board in August approved waiving the penalties for homes in the flood zone area torn down by city workers. • Authorized Vicksburg Main Street to buy Christmas decorations for downtown not to exceed $4,000; buy promotional items for the Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House not to exceed $1,000; and buy promotional items for the Christmas Parade of Lights. • Approved $15,000 for the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation.


SPORTS Tuesday, Oc tober 18, 2011 • SE C TI O N B PUZZLES B6 | CLASSIFIEDS B7

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

prep football

House of Cards St. Louis enjoying home-field advantage for World Series/B3


Warren Central at Clinton Friday, 7 p.m. Vicksburg at Murrah Friday, 7 p.m. PCA hosts Manchester Friday, 7 p.m.

On TV 7 p.m. ESPN2 - The run of midweek college football games begins tonight, when Florida International and Arkansas State tangle in a Sun Belt Conference matchup.


St. Aloysius sophomore won the 24-Hour Fall Junior Challenge tennis tournament last weekend in Brandon. Foley, who won the men’s 16-year-olds’ singles tournament, did not lose a game in three matches en route to the title.

Sidelines Payton’s surgery is successful

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Sean Payton had surgery to repair a torn meniscus and fractured bone in his left leg on Monday morning, and the Saints head coach is expected to remain in the hospital until today. “The surgery went very well,” Saints orthopedic surgeon Dr. Deryk Jones said Monday in a statement released by the team. “We plan to keep him overnight tonight for observations and have him home tomorrow.” Payton should be able to return to work by Wednesday but probably won’t be able to put weight on his left leg for about eight weeks, Jones said, adding that a full recovery could take three to six months. Payton was hurt during New Orleans’ 26-20 loss at Tampa Bay on Sunday when Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was tackled into his coach along the sideline. Payton has said he expects to call plays from the booth when the Saints host Indianapolis on Sunday night.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 1-7-1 La. Pick 4: 0-3-0-9 Weekly results: B2

WC’s offense sputters as playoff hopes dim

Gators clinging to life in wild Region 2-6A

By Steve Wilson

By Jeff Byrd

The disappointment of Friday’s crushing 26-20 loss to Murrah will linger long in the memories of Warren Central, tinged with the bitter sting of missed opportunities. Murrah (4-4, 3-1 Region 2-6A) did everything it could to hand the game to WC, with five turnovers despite controlling the line of scrimmage and outgaining the Vikings 338-120. The loss cast Warren Central into a five-way tie for the fourth and final playoff spot

in Region 2-6A with Greenville-Weston, Vicksburg, Jim Hill and Clinton. A loss Friday night to Clinton would be the final nail in the coffin for WC’s fading playoff hopes with three games remaining. To stay alive, the Vikings (1-7, 1-3) will need a better offensive effort than the one they turned in against Murrah. Quarterback Chase Ladd didn’t complete a pass in eight attempts and was intercepted twice. Without the passing game in gear, the Mustangs stacked eight

Vicksburg High’s Dillard Reed heads upfield after making a catch Friday night against Madison Central.

See WC, Page B3.

Vicksburg put up a fight for 2 1/2 quarters Friday night before its defense wore out against Madison Central’s ground-and-pound approach. The good news for the Gators is that they still control their playoff destiny. Greenville-Weston defeated Jim Hill last week to create a five-way tie for the final playoff spot from Region 2-6A. Had Jim Hill won that game, it would have been in command thanks in large part to a 46-6 throttling of Vicksburg on Sept. 23.

prep basketball

We’re talking about practice County basketball teams begin preseason drills

See VHS, Page B3.

college football

Ole Miss close to bottom By David Brandt The Associated Press

By Jeff Byrd Three new coaches and a renovated facility at Vicksburg High ushered in the start of basketball season on Monday. It was the first day teams in the Mississippi High School Activities Association were allowed to practice, and the Vicksburg Gators did it in a renovated gym. Over the summer, work crews sanded down the old floor, repainted and varnished it. The floor also has a fresh color scheme to go along with new green-colored bleachers. Gators coach Dellie C. Robinson said the revamped setting will take some getting used to. “It’s certainly brighter in here,” Robinson said. If only the same could be said for this season. Robinson must replace five starters — including Vicksburg Post player of the year Mychal Ammons, who is now at South Alabama — and two key reserves from the team that came within one victory of a state championship. Vicksburg went 28-4 last season and lost to Meridian in the Class 6A title game. “I don’t have a clue as to how we’ll be,” Robinson said. “It’s been a while since we’ve been this young. We’re going to have to start four sophomores and a junior.” Coach Barbara Hartzog’s Missy Gators will also be young, but she feels the team has more unity than in years past. “This team seems to be closer,” Hartzog said. “We’re young but they work well together.” Both Vicksburg teams will play in the Forest Hill jamboree on Oct. 29. They open the season Nov. 5 against Humphreys County at the Yazoo County Classic. Warren Central’s new boys coach Chaerick Cable put 15 players through opening drills, and the former Brandon assistant was pleased to get started. “I’m excited about it and so are the kids,” Cable said.

The Gators (3-5, 1-3 Region 2-6A) can make a leap forward if they beat Murrah (4-4, 3-1) Friday in Jackson. Warren Central, Clinton, Greenville-Weston and Jim Hill are all 1-3 in region play. Warren Central (1-7, 1-3) plays at Clinton (3-5, 1-3) this week, making for a couple of elimination games in the playoff chase. To stay in the hunt, the Gators must avoid the turnovers and quick three-andouts that helped Madison Central’s offense control the game in the second half.

Melanie Thortis • The Vicksburg Post

St. Aloysius freshman Charles Pendleton, left, grabs a rebound as fellow teammate George Tzotzolas looks on during practice Monday. It was the first day teams in the Mississippi High School Activities Assocation were allowed to practice.

Season openers Vicksburg: Nov. 5, vs. Humphreys County, at Yazoo County Classic; preseason jamboree at Forest Hill, Oct. 29 Warren Central: Nov. 5, vs. Murrah, at Callaway Classic St. Aloysius: Nov. 8, at Enterprise-Lincoln “We want to get to work on becoming fundamentally sound on both sides of the ball.” Jackie Martin had her Lady Vikes start by running laps on the Viking Stadium track. “They need to earn their practice number,” Martin said of her 15 varsity and 15 junior varsity players. “We were pretty young at the guard spots last year, but I’ve got my point guard, Jazmine Carter, back.” Warren Central will open its season on Nov. 5 in the Callaway Classic against Murrah. St. Aloysius will have two new coaches to replace

former head coach Richard Hodges. Hodges resigned in June after two seasons. His assistant, former Alcorn State guard Delvin Thompson, will take over the boys program, while ex-Warren Central star Cookie Johnson will coach the Lady Flashes. Thompson expects 18 players to be on the roster when the season opens Nov. 8 at Enterprise-Lincoln. Several players are still involved with football and won’t be available until a few days before that game. The Flashes went 5-17 last season and lost to Cathedral in the first round of the Division 7-1A tournament. “We’re ready to get the

ball rolling,” Thompson said. “Coach Hodges started this program the right way and we want to build off that. I think we’ve got a pretty good group of kids. We still have a lot of teaching to do.” Johnson, who played on the last Warren Central team to win a game at the state tournament in 2005, was glad to be back in Vicksburg. The three-time Vicksburg Post girls player of the year played four years at the University of New Orleans. Last year, she was an assistant coach at De La Salle High School in New Orleans. She’ll inherit a Lady Flashes team that won only six games last season. “It feels good to come back and do something for the community,” Johnson said. “I hope to bring a little of both from the people who coached me.”

OXFORD — The astonishing freefall of Ole Miss’ football program is reaching historic levels. If the Rebels (2-4, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) can’t figure out a way to upset No. 10 Arkansas (5-1, 1-1) on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, they’ll extend their SEC losing streak to 10 games. That’s never happened in the program’s 79 years in the league. “It’s not fun,” Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said. “Winning is how you spell ‘fun.’ So you can imagine Houston Nutt that it’s not a good feeling because you want to win. That’s all you try to do each and every Saturday.” Ole Miss’ psyche was furMelvin ther bruised Harris last weekend when the Rebels were crushed 52-7 by No. 2 Alabama. While there’s no shame in losing to the talented Crimson Tide, the thorough beating was the program’s worst since 1981 and set off a fresh round of speculation about Nutt’s job security. The bad news hasn’t stopped there. Nutt confirmed on Sunday that two defensive starters — defensive end Wayne Dorsey and cornerback Marcus Temple — suffered season-ending injuries against the Tide. During Monday’s press conference, Nutt said backup receiver Melvin Harris has been dismissed from the team for unspecified reasons. Harris had only two catches for 21 yards this season, but caught 30 passes for 408 yards and three touchdowns last year, when he was the Rebels’ second-leading receiver. Nutt didn’t give a specific reason for Harris’ dismissal during Monday’s weekly See Ole Miss, Page B3.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE FOOTBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Florida International at Arkansas State GOLF 3 p.m. TNT - PGA of America, Grand Slam of Golf NHL 6:30 p.m. Versus - Pittsburgh at Minnesota SOCCER 7 p.m. FSN - UEFA Champions League, Otelul Galati vs. Manchester United (tape)


from staff & AP reports

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Alabama’s Richardson, MSU’s Cox earn honors BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference named Alabama running back Trent Richardson and Auburn defensive end Corey Lemonier as players of the week. Richardson rushed for careerhighs of 183 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Ole Miss to earn offensive honors. He tied an Alabama record with his sixth straight 100-yard rushing game. Lemonier had three tackles for loss, two sacks and four quarterback hurries for the Tigers against Florida. The SEC also named Mississippi State tackle Fletcher Cox its defensive lineman of the week. Cox had four tackles for loss and two sacks in a 14-12 loss to South Carolina.

NFL Broncos trade Lloyd to Rams for draft pick ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos traded Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Lloyd, the league’s leading receiver last year, to the St. Louis Rams on Monday for a conditional 2012 draft pick. In St. Louis, Lloyd will reunite with former Broncos coach Josh McDaniels, now the Rams’ offensive coordinator, and provide Sam Bradford with a much-needed downfield threat. Lloyd is in the final year of a deal that pays him about $1.4 million, a bargain for a player who led the league with 1,448 yards receiving last year, when he caught 77 passes, 11 of them for touchdowns.

Auto racing Coroner says Wheldon died of head injuries LAS VEGAS — Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died of head injuries after a 15-car wreck at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said Monday. After an autopsy, Murphy ruled the death an accident, the result of blunt trauma to the head due to motor vehicle collision. Pippa Mann, 28, had surgery on a burned right pinkie finger and was released Monday, as was 23-yearold JR Hildebrand, who had a bruised sternum. Will Power, 30, was evaluated and released Sunday.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct. 18 1953 — Woodley Lewis of the Los Angeles Rams has 120 yards in punt returns, including a 78-yard touchdown return, and 174 yards in kickoff returns in a 31-19 victory over the Detroit Lions. 1977 — Reggie Jackson hits three consecutive home runs, all on the first pitch, to lead the New York Yankees to the World Series championship over Los Angeles in six games. 1992 — Philadelphia’s Randall Cunningham sets an NFL career rushing mark for quarterbacks, surpassing Fran Tarkenton in the Eagles’ 16-12 loss to the Washington Redskins. Cunningham gains 39 yards to move his career total to 3,683, nine better than Tarkenton’s mark. 2009 — Tom Brady sets an NFL record by throwing six touchdown passes — five in one quarter — in the Patriots’ 59-0 win in the snow against Tennessee. Brady’s five TD passes in the second quarter are a record for one period. The 59-point margin matches the largest since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, equaling the Los Angeles Rams’ 59-0 win over the Atlanta Falcons in 1976. New England’s 45-0 halftime lead is the biggest in league history.

The Vicksburg Post



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L T Pct PF PA 1 0 .833 167 97 3 0 .400 94 122 4 0 .200 96 121 5 0 .000 49 137 ——— Week 6 scores Oct. 16 Green Bay 24, St. Louis 3 Pittsburgh 17, Jacksonville 13 Philadelphia 20, Washington 13 San Francisco 25, Detroit 19 Atlanta 31, Carolina 17 Cincinnati 27, Indianapolis 17 N.Y. Giants 27, Buffalo 24 Oakland 24, Cleveland 17 Baltimore 29, Houston 14 New England 20, Dallas 16 Tampa Bay 26, New Orleans 20 Chicago 39, Minnesota 10 Open: Arizona, Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Seattle, Tennessee Monday’s Game N.Y. Jets 24, Miami 6 ——— Week 7 schedule Sunday’s Games Houston at Tennessee, Noon Washington at Carolina, Noon San Diego at N.Y. Jets, Noon Seattle at Cleveland, Noon Denver at Miami, Noon Atlanta at Detroit, Noon Chicago vs. Tampa Bay at London, Noon Kansas City at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Arizona, 3:05 p.m. St. Louis at Dallas, 3:15 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 3:15 p.m. Indianapolis at New Orleans, 7:20 p.m. Open: Buffalo, Cincinnati, N.Y. Giants, New England, Philadelphia, San Francisco Monday, Oct. 24 Baltimore at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.

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3 3 0 0 — 6 7 7 3 7 — 24 First Quarter Mia—FG Carpenter 23, 7:28. NYJ—Revis 100 interception return (Folk kick), 5:52. Second Quarter Mia—FG Carpenter 21, 13:32. NYJ—Sanchez 5 run (Folk kick), 1:14. Third Quarter NYJ—FG Folk 28, 4:15. Fourth Quarter NYJ—Holmes 38 pass from Sanchez (Folk kick), 11:50. A—78,912. ——— Mia NYJ First downs................................17........................13 Total Net Yards.......................308......................296 Rushes-yards.....................25-118.................29-104 Passing....................................190......................192 Punt Returns..........................4-33.....................5-30 Kickoff Returns.......................4-87.....................3-47 Interceptions Ret......................0-0...................2-100 Comp-Att-Int..................... 16-34-2............... 14-25-0 Sacked-Yards Lost.................4-14.......................2-9 Punts...................................7-43.6..................8-48.5 Fumbles-Lost............................5-1.......................2-1 Penalties-Yards......................2-10.....................6-49 Time of Possession.............29:39...................30:21 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Miami, Bush 10-71, Thomas 15-47. N.Y. Jets, Greene 21-74, Tomlinson 7-25, Sanchez 1-5. PASSING—Miami, Mat.Moore 16-34-2-204. N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 14-25-0-201. RECEIVING—Miami, Marshall 6-109, Hartline 3-27, Bess 2-21, Bush 2-7, Hilliard 1-15, Fasano 1-13, Thomas 1-12. N.Y. Jets, Holmes 3-63, Tomlinson 3-21, Keller 2-51, McKnight 2-29, Kerley 2-18, Burress 1-16, Greene 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALS—None.

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Friday’s Game No. 11 West Virginia at Syracuse, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 LSU vs. Auburn, 2:30 p.m. No. 2 Alabama vs. Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. No. 3 Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech, 7 p.m. No. 4 Wisconsin at No. 15 Michigan St., 7 p.m. No. 5 Boise St. vs. Air Force, 2:30 p.m. No. 6 Oklahoma St. at Missouri, 11 a.m. No. 7 Stanford vs. Washington, 7 p.m. No. 8 Clemson vs. North Carolina, 11 a.m. No. 9 Oregon at Colorado, 2:30 p.m. No. 10 Arkansas at Ole Miss, 11:21 a.m. No. 12 Kansas St. at Kansas, 11 a.m. No. 13 Nebraska at Minnesota, 2:30 p.m. No. 16 Virginia Tech vs. Boston College, 2 p.m. No. 17 Texas A&M at Iowa St., 2:30 p.m. No. 20 Georgia Tech at Miami, 2:30 p.m. No. 23 Illinois at Purdue, 11 a.m. No. 25 Houston vs. Marshall, 3:30 p.m.

Mississippi college schedule Arkansas at Ole Miss, 11:21 a.m. Union, Ky. at Belhaven, 1:30 p.m. Concordia, Ala. at Alcorn St., 2 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Grambling, 2 p.m. Valdosta St. at Delta St., 3 p.m. Howard Payne at Mississippi College, 3 p.m. SMU at Southern Miss, 7 p.m. Open date: Mississippi St., Jackson St., Millsaps

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

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


Conference All Games W L W L Alabama........................4 0 7 0 LSU................................4 0 7 0 Auburn...........................3 1 5 2 Arkansas........................1 1 5 1 Ole Miss.......................0 3 2 4 Mississippi St..............0 4 3 4 Saturday’s Games Jacksonville St. at Kentucky, 11 a.m. Arkansas at Ole Miss, 11:20 a.m. Auburn at LSU, 2:30 p.m. Army at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. Tennessee at Alabama, 6:15 p.m. ———


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

West Division

Conference W L 0 SMU...............................3 Houston.........................2 0 Tulsa..............................2 0 UTEP.............................1 2 Rice...............................1 2 Tulane............................1 2 Thursday’s Games Central Florida at UAB, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Memphis at Tulane, 2:30 p.m. East Carolina at Navy, 2:30 p.m. Marshall at Houston, 3:30 p.m. Tulsa at Rice, 6 p.m. Colorado St. at UTEP, 7 p.m. SMU at Southern Miss, 7 p.m. ———

SWAC Eastern

Conference W L Alabama St....................6 0 Jackson St...................4 1 Alabama A&M...............4 1 Alcorn St......................1 4 MVSU............................0 6

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

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Region 2-6A

Team Overall Region Northwest Rankin.....................8-0.......................4-0 Madison Central.......................6-2.......................4-0 Murrah......................................4-4.......................3-1 Clinton......................................3-5.......................1-3 Jim Hill......................................2-6.......................1-3 Vicksburg................................3-5.......................1-3 Warren Central.......................1-7.......................1-3 Greenville-Weston....................2-6.......................1-3 Friday’s Games Vicksburg at Murrah, 7 p.m. Northwest Rankin at Greenville-Weston, 7 p.m. Warren Central at Clinton, 7 p.m. Jim Hill at Madison Central, 7 p.m.

Region 4-1A

Team Overall Region Cathedral..................................8-0.......................6-0 Bogue Chitto............................7-1.......................5-1 Stringer.....................................6-2.......................5-1 University Christian..................4-3.......................4-2 Dexter.......................................4-4.......................4-2 Resurrection.............................4-3.......................3-3 Mount Olive..............................2-7.......................2-5 Hinds AHS...............................3-6.......................2-5 Salem.......................................4-5.......................2-5 St. Aloysius.............................1-9.......................1-7 Friday’s Games Resurrection at University Christian, 7 p.m. Bogue Chitto at Stringer, 7 p.m. Open date: St. Aloysius, Hinds AHS, Cathedral, Dexter, Mount Olive, Salem

Region 6-4A

All Games W L 6 1 6 1 5 2 1 4 0 7


Conference All Games W L W L Prairie View...................4 2 4 3 Ark-Pine Bluff................3 2 4 3 Southern U....................2 3 2 5 Grambling......................1 3 4 Texas Southern.............1 4 2 4 Saturday’s Games Concordia-Selma at Alcorn St., 2 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Grambling St., 2 p.m. Central St., Ohio at Texas Southern, 2 p.m.

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Oct. 16 Avg Pv 1. LSU...............................0.9522........................— 2. Alabama........................0.9519........................— 3. Oklahoma.....................0.9301........................— 4. Oklahoma St.................0.8568........................— 5. Boise St........................0.8027........................— 6. Wisconsin.....................0.7708........................— 7. Clemson........................0.7582........................— 8. Stanford........................0.7484........................— 9. Arkansas.......................0.6263........................— 10. Oregon.........................0.6190........................—

The AP Top 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. LSU (41)................................7-0 1,452 1 2. Alabama (11).........................7-0 1,411 2 3. Oklahoma (6).........................6-0 1,372 3 4. Wisconsin..............................6-0 1,252 4 5. Boise St. (1)..........................6-0 1,218 5 6. Oklahoma St..........................6-0 1,186 6 7. Stanford.................................6-0 1,164 7 8. Clemson.................................7-0 1,064 8 9. Oregon...................................5-1 1,020 9 10. Arkansas...............................5-1 946 10 11. West Virginia.........................5-1 778 13 12. Kansas St.............................6-0 762 17 13. Nebraska...............................5-1 748 14 14. South Carolina......................6-1 690 15 15. Michigan St...........................5-1 610 23 16. Virginia Tech.........................6-1 597 19 17. Texas A&M...........................4-2 467 21 18. Michigan................................6-1 442 11 19. Auburn...................................5-2 374 24 20. Georgia Tech........................6-1 281 12 21. Houston.................................6-0 238 25 22. Washington...........................5-1 221 NR 23. Illinois....................................6-1 207 16 24. Arizona St.............................5-2 144 18 24. Georgia.................................5-2 144 NR Others receiving votes: Penn St. 130, Notre Dame 107, Southern Cal 87, Baylor 19, SMU 19, Texas 12, Cincinnati 4, Southern Miss 4, Wake Forest 3, Rutgers 2.

USA Today Top 25 Poll The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 15, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Oklahoma (31).......................6-0 1,426 1 2. LSU (15)................................7-0 1,410 2 3. Alabama (12).........................7-0 1,403 3 4. Wisconsin (1).........................6-0 1,262 4 5. Stanford.................................6-0 1,222 5 6. Oklahoma State.....................6-0 1,173 7 7. Boise State............................6-0 1,172 6 8. Clemson.................................7-0 1,028 8 8. Oregon...................................5-1 1,028 9 10. Arkansas...............................5-1 931 11 11. Nebraska...............................5-1 775 14 12. South Carolina......................6-1 765 13 13. Michigan State......................5-1 690 19 14. West Virginia.........................5-1 688 16 14. Virginia Tech.........................6-1 688 17

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16. Kansas State........................6-0 678 18 17. Michigan................................6-1 458 10 18. Texas A&M...........................4-2 415 23 19. Georgia Tech........................6-1 396 12 20. Houston.................................6-0 359 22 21. Illinois....................................6-1 260 15 22. Penn State............................6-1 253 25 23. Auburn...................................5-2 202 NR 24. Washington...........................5-1 174 NR 86 20 25. Arizona State........................5-2 Others receiving votes: Georgia 60, Notre Dame 36, Rutgers 31, Southern Methodist 27, Texas 26, Cincinnati 14, Southern Miss 14, Baylor 9, North Carolina 9, Temple 3, Virginia 3, TCU 1.

Team Overall Region Mendenhall...............................6-2.......................4-0 Magee.......................................4-4.......................3-1 Florence....................................7-2.......................3-1 Port Gibson.............................7-2.......................3-2 Germantown.............................2-6.......................1-3 Raymond..................................3-6.......................1-4 Richland....................................0-9.......................0-3 Friday’s Games Richland at Port Gibson, 7 p.m. Germantown at Magee, 7 p.m. Florence at Mendenhall, 7 p.m. East Marion at Raymond, 7 p.m. ———


District 4-A

Team Overall Region Newton Academy.....................4-4.......................3-0 Heidelberg Academy................4-4.......................2-1 Prentiss Christian.....................4-4.......................2-1 Porters Chapel........................5-4.......................2-2 Park Place................................3-5.......................1-2 Ben’s Ford................................1-7.......................0-4 Friday’s Games Manchester Academy at Porters Chapel, 7 p.m. Newton Academy at Park Place, 7 p.m. Prentiss Christian at Heidelberg Academy, 7 p.m. Open date: Ben’s Ford

District 3-A

Team Overall Region CENLA......................................8-1.......................5-0 Wilkinson Christian...................8-1.......................5-0 Amite........................................5-4.......................4-1 Riverfield...................................5-3.......................3-2 Claiborne Academy..................2-5.......................2-3 Glenbrook.................................4-4.......................2-3 Tallulah Academy...................0-9.......................0-6 Union Christian.........................0-8.......................0-5 Friday’s Games Amite at Wilkinson Christian, 7 p.m. Union Christian at Riverfield, 7 p.m. Prairie View at Tallulah Academy, 7 p.m. CENLA at Glenbrook, 7 p.m.

District 3-AA

Team Overall Region River Oaks...............................5-3.......................1-0 Central Hinds..........................4-5.......................1-0 Riverdale..................................4-5.......................1-1 Prairie View..............................2-6.......................0-2 Friday’s Games Central Hinds at River Oaks, 7 p.m. Prairie View at Tallulah Academy, 7 p.m. Open date: Riverdale


(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) All games televised by Fox Wednesday: Texas (Wilson 16-7) at St. Louis (Carpenter 11-9), 7:05 p.m. Thursday: Texas (Lewis 14-10) at St. Louis (Garcia 13-7), 7:05 p.m. Saturday: St. Louis (Jackson 12-9) at Texas (Holland 16-5), 7:05 p.m. Sunday: St. Louis (Lohse 14-8) at Texas (Harrison 14-9), 7:05 p.m. x-Oct. 24: St. Louis at Texas, 7:05 p.m. x-Oct. 26: Texas at St. Louis, 7:05 p.m. x-Oct. 27: Texas at St. Louis, 7:05 p.m.

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New York (NL) 4, Boston (AL) 3 Kansas City (AL) 4, St. Louis (NL) 3 Detroit (AL) 4, San Diego (NL) 1 Baltimore (AL) 4, Philadelphia (NL) 1 St. Louis (NL) 4, Milwaukee (AL) 3 Los Angeles (NL) 4, New York (AL) 2 Philadelphia (NL) 4, Kansas City (AL) 2 Pittsburgh (NL) 4, Baltimore (AL) 3 New York (AL) 4, Los Angeles (NL) 2 New York (AL) 4, Los Angeles (NL) 2 Cincinnati (NL) 4, New York (AL) 0 Cincinnati (NL) 4, Boston (AL) 3 Oakland (AL) 4, Los Angeles (NL) 1 Oakland (AL) 4, New York (NL) 3 Oakland (AL) 4, Cincinnati (NL) 3 Pittsburgh (NL) 4, Baltimore (AL) 3 Baltimore (AL) 4, Cincinnati (NL) 1 New York (NL) 4, Baltimore (AL) 1 Detroit (AL) 4, St. Louis (NL) 3 St. Louis (NL) 4, Boston (AL) 3 Baltimore (AL) 4, Los Angeles (NL) 0 Los Angeles (NL) 4, Minnesota (AL) 3 St. Louis (NL) 4, New York (AL) 3 Los Angeles (NL) 4, New York (AL) 0 New York (AL) 4, San Francisco (NL) 3 New York (AL) 4, Cincinnati (NL) 1 Pittsburgh (NL) 4, New York (AL) 3 Los Angeles (NL) 4, Chicago (AL) 2 New York (AL) 4, Milwaukee (NL) 3 Milwaukee (NL) 4, New York (AL) 3 New York (AL) 4, Brooklyn (NL) 3 Brooklyn (NL) 4, New York (AL) 3 New York (NL) 4, Cleveland (AL) 0 New York (AL) 4, Brooklyn (NL) 2 New York (AL) 4, Brooklyn (NL) 3 New York (AL) 4, New York (NL) 2 New York (AL) 4, Philadelphia (NL) 0 New York (AL) 4, Brooklyn (NL) 1 Cleveland (AL) 4, Boston (NL) 2 New York (AL) 4, Brooklyn (NL) 3 St. Louis (NL) 4, Boston (AL) 3 Detroit (AL) 4, Chicago (NL) 3 St. Louis (NL) 4, St. Louis (AL) 2 New York (AL) 4, St. Louis (NL) 1 St. Louis (NL) 4, New York (AL) 1 New York (AL) 4, Brooklyn (NL) 1 Cincinnati (NL) 4, Detroit (AL) 3 New York (AL) 4, Cincinnati (NL) 0 New York (AL) 4, Chicago (NL) 0 New York (AL) 4, New York (NL) 1 New York (AL) 4, New York (NL) 2 Detroit (AL) 4, Chicago (NL) 2 St. Louis (NL) 4, Detroit (AL) 3 New York (NL) 4, Washington (AL) 1 New York (AL) 4, Chicago (NL) 0 St. Louis (NL) 4, Philadelphia (AL) 3 Philadelphia (AL) 4, St. Louis (NL) 2 Philadelphia (AL) 4, Chicago (NL) 1 New York (AL) 4, St. Louis (NL) 0 New York (AL) 4, Pittsburgh (NL) 0 St. Louis (NL) 4, New York (AL) 3 Pittsburgh (NL) 4, Washington (AL) 3 Washington (AL) 4, New York (NL) 3 New York (AL) 4, New York (NL) 2 New York (NL) 4, New York (AL) 0, 1 tie New York (NL) 5, New York (AL) 3 Cleveland (AL) 5, Brooklyn (NL) 2 Cincinnati (NL) 5, Chicago (AL) 3 Boston (AL) 4, Chicago (NL) 2 Chicago (AL) 4, New York (NL) 2 Boston (AL) 4, Brooklyn (NL) 1 Boston (AL) 4, Philadelphia (NL) 1 Boston (NL) 4, Philadelphia (AL) 0 Philadelphia (AL) 4, New York (NL) 1 Boston (AL) 4, New York (NL) 3, 1 tie Philadelphia (AL) 4, New York (NL) 2 Philadelphia (AL) 4, Chicago (NL) 1 Pittsburgh (NL) 4, Detroit (AL) 3 Chicago (NL) 4, Detroit (AL) 1 Chicago (NL) 4, Detroit (AL) 0, 1 tie Chicago (AL) 4, Chicago (NL) 2 New York (NL) 4, Philadelphia (AL) 1 No series. Boston (AL) 5, Pittsburgh (NL) 3

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

Sprint Cup standings 1. Carl Edwards............................................... 2,203 2. Kevin Harvick............................................... 2,198 3. Matt Kenseth................................................ 2,196 4. Kyle Busch................................................... 2,185 5. Tony Stewart............................................... 2,179 6. Brad Keselowski.......................................... 2,178 7. Kurt Busch................................................... 2,176 8. Jimmie Johnson........................................... 2,168 9. Dale Earnhardt Jr........................................ 2,143 10. Ryan Newman........................................... 2,142 11. Jeff Gordon................................................ 2,137 12. Denny Hamlin............................................ 2,117

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-0-5 La. Pick 4: 9-6-5-9 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-7-1 La. Pick 4: 0-3-0-9 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-0-7 La. Pick 4: 2-3-6-6 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-7-6 La. Pick 4: 4-3-7-0 Easy 5: 1-11-22-32-33 La. Lotto: 9-20-27-33-35-36 Powerball: 10-12-23-43-47 Powerball: 18; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-9-3 La. Pick 4: 4-9-2-4 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-1-9 La. Pick 4: 5-7-8-9 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-9-6 La. Pick 4: 8-8-2-0 Easy 5: 8-20-23-27-32 La. Lotto: 10-11-12-20-34-38 Powerball: 5-10-24-38-43 Powerball: 1; Power play: 4

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Cardinals enjoying home-field advantage ST. LOUIS (AP) — That chant of “Happy Flight! Happy Flight!” has been exceptionally joyful lately for the St. Louis Cardinals. They celebrated in Philadelphia after knocking off the favored Phillies in the National League division series, then hushed a packed crowd in Milwaukee and sprayed champagne in the visitor’s clubhouse after winning the franchise’s 18th pennant. The clinching blowout victory over the Brewers on Sunday night was the 15th consecutive time the Cardinals had won before heading for the airport, a run they’ll risk against the American League champion Texas Rangers. The wild-card Cardinals have the home-field advantage for the first time, thanks to Prince Fielder’s three-run homer in the National League’s All-Star victory. They’re underdogs against the Rangers, who are making their second straight

On TV Wednesday 7 p.m. Fox Texas at St. Louis, World Series Game 1 trip to the World Series. It’s nothing new for this late-blooming team that was boosted by several trade deadline pickups. All those getaway victories fueled an improbable surge for a team that trailed Atlanta by 10 1/2 games for the wild card on Aug. 25. Entering the final month, they were in serious danger of finishing out of the postseason for the fourth time in five years since winning the 2006 World Series. The Cardinals were afterthoughts in ’06, too, after winning just 83 games. Albert Pujols, Chris Carpenter, Yadier Molina, Skip Schumaker and injured pitcher Adam Wain-

wright, who got the last out in both the NLCS and World Series, are holdovers from that team. “When you get to the postseason anything can happen,” Pujols said. “We got to the postseason and we were riding hot. We’re swinging the bats pretty well and the bullpen has been unbelievable.” The momentum was just enough to overtake the fading Braves on the final day of the season. Fortified by Rafael Furcal, a hit in the leadoff slot and at shortstop, starter Edwin Jackson and relievers Marc Rzepczynski and Octavio Dotel, they haven’t played like plucky underdogs in October. Even as it’s happening, players find themselves shaking their heads in wonder. Clutching a lucky stuffed squirrel during the postgame shindig in Milwaukee, Dotel said when he goes to bed he thinks, “Wow, we are in this

position!” “It’s crazy to be where we are right now. I don’t know how to explain that to you. The only thing I know is we’re here and we’re looking forward to keep winning games,” Dotel said. Unlike Cardinals vs. Brewers, a sometimes heated division rivalry during the season, there’s almost zero history between the Cardinals and Rangers. The teams have met only once in an interleague series, in Texas in 2004. Michael Young is the Rangers’ lone holdover from that series, while Carpenter, Pujols — and of course, manager Tony La Russa — remain from St. Louis. Though the Rangers have never played in St. Louis, Nelson Cruz participated in the Home Run Derby at the 2009 All-Star Game at Busch Stadium. Rangers lefty Darren Oliver played for the Cardinals in 1999.

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St. Louis Cardinals reliever Octavio Dotel celebrates after getting a strikeout in Game 5 of the National League championship series. The Cardinals will open the World Series at home on Wednesday night against the Texas Rangers.



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defenders in the box and stood up the Vikings’ ground game. The Vikings had 25 yards of offense in the first half and only one first down. Aaron Stamps — who had 140 yards the previous week against Madison Central — led the team with 54 yards on 12 carries. “The number one thing is that they stacked the box on us and we couldn’t complete passes to get them out of that,” WC coach Josh Morgan said. “We didn’t take advantage of our opportunities in the passing game.” Warren Central’s loss marred another huge performance from Kourey Davis. The junior got the Vikings back into the game near the end of the first half with an electrifying 50-yard interception return for his first touchdown. He scored again on a 25-yard quarterback keeper, when the 6-foot-5 player shook off several tackles to tie the game at 12. Davis then lined up at quarterback and tossed a touchdown pass to tight end Patrick Varnado — WC’s only completion of the night — to give the Vikings a 20-12 lead.

“He’s taking on a leadership role and making every play that needs to be made,” Morgan said of Davis. “He’s become a great playmaker for us and he had a great night.” Defensively, the Vikings did themselves no favors either, allowing Antwan Bulley and Fred Franklin to combine for 284 yards on the ground. The backbreaker came after Bulley’s 40-yard TD run cut the deficit to two with 8:06 left in the fourth. The Mustangs recovered an onside kick on the opening kickoff of the second half and choked away a scoring opportunity on the WC 6 with a fumble. But they tried again and cashed in. A second onside kick after Bulley’s touchdown rolled between four Vikings and the Mustangs fell on the ball at the WC 35. Eight plays later, quarterback Chris Webster atoned for his three-interception performance with a 10-yard TD run that put Murrah up 26-20 after Bulley’s two-point conversion. “The two onside kicks, I can’t get those out of my mind,” Morgan said. “As

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Warren Central’s Larry Prentiss (14) dives to tackle Murrah’s Randy Wallace during Friday’s game at Viking Stadium. much as we work on special teams in practice, it is unacceptable. Those are the kind of plays that get you beat and that’s exactly what happened to us tonight. We’ve got to find ways to win games. Bottom line.” WC recovered the ensuing squibbed kickoff in decent field position at its own 35. But the drive stalled after Stamps was dragged back for a big loss. In a fourth-and-9 situation, Morgan elected to punt with three minutes

and change left. Devon Bell did his job, burying the Mustangs at their own 5, but two first downs later the Mustangs were able to run out the clock out for the win that put them in the driver’s seat for a playoff berth. “We were going to go for it, but the play before, we got hit for a big loss,” Morgan said. “We got a good punt, but we let them out of the end zone and that doesn’t cut it.”

a program record with nine straight SEC losses, which first happened in 2007 and 2008. The Rebels lost all eight conference games in Ed Orgeron’s final season before Nutt took over in 2008. Nutt lost his first conference game against Vanderbilt before a win against Florida. That shocking victory over the fourth-ranked Gators in Gainesville, Fla., jumpstarted a terrific two-year

stretch that included two Cotton Bowl victories. Those days seem like ancient history. Now Nutt is just trying to get the Rebels competitive in the SEC again. Despite much evidence to the contrary, he’s certain better days are ahead. “I feel there’s a light at the end of the tunnel — I really do,” Nutt said. “I know it’s not a train coming.”

Ole Miss Continued from Page B1. press conference, only saying that the coaching staff “has really tried to help him for three years.” Nutt indicated that Harris will likely transfer to a Football Championship Subdivision program to play next season. Running back Brandon Bolden, guard Alex Washington, center A.J. Hawkins and return specialist Philander Moore were all suspended for the Alabama game after a team rules violation. Nutt reinstated all four on Sunday and expects them to play against the Razorbacks. It’s not an ideal backdrop for a mid-season revival. Even so, Nutt remains optimistic. “The only thing I know is roll up your sleeves, go to work and take the guys that you have and get them better and compete hard,” Nutt said. “I just believe we’ll have some guys step up.” There’s usually plenty of buzz around the Arkansas-Ole Miss game simply because of Nutt’s history. He spent 10 seasons coaching at Arkansas before a messy divorce led Nutt to the Rebels. Nutt is 2-1 against his former program, but admitted this felt more like a regular game. Besides, he’s got other things to worry about. The Rebels have problems everywhere, ranking 10th or worse in the SEC in almost every major statistical category. But some young players have provided hope.

Freshman Nicholas Brassell caught four passes for 104 yards against Alabama, including a 59-yard reception that set up the Rebels’ lone touchdown. Sophomore linebacker Mike Marry ranks third in the conference with 9.2 tackles per game. The Ole Miss defense certainly will be tested against Arkansas, which averages 39.2 points per game and has one of the league’s best quarterbacks in Tyler Wilson. The junior is averaging nearly 300 passing yards per game and has thrown 12 touchdown passes to just three interceptions. Wilson’s play helped Arkansas debut at No. 9 in the first Bowl Championship Series rankings released on Sunday. “You just have to stay focused and stay positive,” Marry said. “Even though things are going bad, we’ve still got six games left. We’re still trying to make a bowl. We’re working and trying to get better.” Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said Alabama’s blowout win over Ole Miss wouldn’t change his team’s opinion of the Rebels, noting that the Crimson Tide has “done that to everybody.” “We know we’ll get their best shot,” Petrino said. “They’ve got good football players and they’re wellcoached, so we know we gotta go down there and play a good game of football to come out with the win.” Ole Miss has already tied

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That’s the approach Gators quarterback Cameron Cooksey wants to take. “We have to keep working and play steady,” Cooksey said. “We have to start executing better. We didn’t execute well.” Cooksey had his moments. He tossed three more touchdown passes to give him 30 this season and break the single-season record Warren County shared by three players — Temple’s William Wooley (1970), Vicksburg High’s Ernest Moore (1973) and Porters Chapel Academy’s Hayden Hales (2006). Cooksey also had 278 passing yards, hitting on 15 of 26 attempts, to give him 2,513 yards and break the single-season record held by Tommy Curtis (Vicksburg High) since 1997. Lamar Anthony was the Cooksey’s favorite target against Madison, with touchdown catches of 92 and 80 yards. The 92-yarder is the longest play of Cooksey and Anthony’s career. Madison Central doubleteamed A.J. Stamps constantly, but he still managed four catches for 45 yards and

one score. He broke the single-season receptions mark of 53 held by former Gator Bunkie Perkins, but the career receptions and single-season receiving yards records are still in play. Madison Central center Devon Desper said the Jaguars had to keep the ball away from the explosive Gators. “We knew their quarterback was really good,” said Desper, who has committed to Mississippi State. “We had a tough first half, but swung the momentum there in the third quarter and did a good job of keeping the ball away from them. I think we controlled them pretty well up front.” That’s something Vicksburg tackle Norman Price would like to see the Gators do. They were tied at 14 until the Jaguars hit a field goal on the past play of the first half. Madison then scored three touchdowns in the third quarter. “I think the defense started off good,” Price said. “In the second half, they got to us. Our linebackers couldn’t close down.”


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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Inside Man” — An enigmatic woman, Jodie Foster, threatens to push past the breaking point a volatile game between a bank robber, Clive Owen, and a detective, Denzel Washington./7 on Sleuth n SPORTS College football — The Sun Belt Conference gets the Tuesday night spotlight in Jonesboro, Ark., as Arkansas State hosts FIU./7 on ESPN2 n PRIMETIME “NCIS” — The team searches an abandoned cargo vessel for Jodie Foster a killer after a coast guard officer is gunned down; McGee and Tony search for Gibbs’ perfect match./7 on CBS

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Chuck Berry, singer-guitarist, 85; Dawn Wells, actress, 73; Pam Dawber, actress, 61; Erin Moran, actress, 51; Jean-Claude Van Damme, actor, 51; Ne-Yo, R&B singer, 32; Esperanza Spalding, jazz musician, 27; Zac Efron, actor, 24; Tyler Posey, actor, 20. n DEATH Elouise Cobell — The Blackfeet woman who led a 15-year legal fight to force the U.S. government to account for more than a century of mismanaged Indian land royalties died Sunday at 65. Cobell died at a Great Falls, Mont., hospital of complications from cancer, spokesman Bill McAllister said. Cobell was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed in 1996 claiming the Interior Department had misspent, lost or stolen billions of dollars meant for Native American land trust account-holders dating back to the 1880s. After years of legal wrangling, the two sides in 2009 agreed to settle for $3.4 billion, the largest government classaction settlement in U.S. history. The beneficiaries are estimated to be about 500,000 people.


Actress Doherty ties knot for 3rd time Shannen Doherty has married for the third time. Doherty’s publicist confirms the actress married wedding photographer Kurt Iswarienko Saturday in Malibu, Calif. The 40-year-old actress is most famous for her performance as Brenda Walsh on “Beverly Hills 90210.” She reprised the role in the CW “90210” spinoff. She was previously briefly married to actor Ashley Hamil- Shannen Doherty and Kurt Iswarienko ton in 1993 and Rick Saloman in 2002. Saloman is known for making a sex videotape with then-girlfriend Paris Hilton that surfaced in 2003. Iswarienko is a Los Angeles-based photographer who specializes in celebrity portraits.

Brother sues Hustler chief for $20M The estranged brother of Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt is suing him in Ohio for $20 million, saying he was wrongly fired from his job at Flynt’s pornography company. Jimmy Flynt said his brother stopped paying him his $250,000 annual salary in 2009 as part of an effort to squeeze him out of the business. Larry Flynt’s publicist declined to comment Larry Monday. Flynt Jimmy Flynt is seeking at least $20 million in compensation and damages in the federal lawsuit filed last week in Cincinnati. In May, a federal judge ruled that Larry Flynt is the sole owner of his pornography company and his brother isn’t entitled to half the business.

Clemons Christmas songs to be released Fans of Clarence Clemons will get to hear the Big Man in time for Christmas. Two Christmas songs recorded by the E Street Band saxophonist will be released at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, N.J., on Nov. 18. Clemons died in June at age 69 after a stroke. Clemons sings the lead vocal on “There’s Still Christmas.” He also recorded a sax version of “The Christmas Song.” The release party will be headlined by The Nick Clemons Band, which is fronted by Clarence’s son Clarence Clemons III. Clemons’ booming saxophone solos became a signature sound for the E Street Band on many key songs, especially on Bruce Springsteen’s breakthrough album, “Born to Run.”

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High school sets bathroom visit limit Students at a suburban Chicago high school will have to hold it or risk staying after school. A policy at Evergreen Park High School allows students to leave class three times per semester to go to the restroom. After that, they have to make up any missed class time after school. Principal Bill Sanderson said that the policy is designed to make sure that students don’t miss valuable class time. He said it deters them from using restroom visits as an excuse to miss class. Each teacher gets to decide whether to enforce the policy. But some students argue they don’t have time to stop at the restroom otherwise because they get only 5 minutes between classes.


Country stars raise $500,000 for fire victims AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines told a thunderous crowd Monday night that “there was zero hesitation” when the band was asked to perform with fellow country stars to raise money for victims of recent wildfires in her home state of Texas. She and her band mates joined Willie Nelson, George Strait and other musicians during a mega-concert in Austin that raised more than $500,000. A fire that started Sept. 4 in Central Texas’ Bastrop County destroyed at least 1,500 homes and killed two people, marking the most devastating of the numerous fires that have scorched about 6,000 square miles in Texas in the last year. Maines told the crowd she was worried that without homes, “you all might not look lovely.” But she told them they all looked fantastic. “When they called us to do this show, there was zero hesitation,” she said. “You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the girl.” The concert was nearly full, but officials said they didn’t yet have numbers for the number of tickets sold. But one of the concert’s hosts told the crowd that they’d raised “way north of $500,000.” Nelson was joined onstage by folksy newcomers The Avett Brothers and, backed up by Asleep at the Wheel, they roused the crowd with rowdy versions of Nelson’s classic “On the Road Again” and the gospel “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Nelson recently spent time filming a movie in Bastrop and, in an interview before the concert, called the fires “tragic.” He said he has lost homes to fire and knows how devastating it can be. “You never really get over it,” he said. “There’s nothing I can tell them to make it better except some of us have been there and done that and we survived it, and they will too. Be strong.” Asleep at the Wheel front

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Willie Nelson takes the stage during at the Frank Erwin Center Monday in Austin, Texas. man Ray Benson, who helped book the performers, said he seldom asks his friends for favors but thought this cause was important enough. “This one was so compelling, I said ‘OK, let me call Willie and let me call Lyle (Lovett)’ and they both said yeah,” Benson said. “Willie actually cancelled a show to do it. Lyle also canceled an appearance.” Benson said the music community felt a responsibility to help. “I just think the scope of devastation was so great and so close to home,” he said. “The numbers in Bastrop were so overwhelming, how do you deal with something like that? And also you do feel ... that we’re in a position to not sit on the sidelines and do something.” The concert started with Christopher Cross. Eleven acts were scheduled to perform, and helping emcee was actor Kyle Chandler, who won an Emmy last month for his role as a Texas high school football coach in “Friday Night Lights.”

Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines performs.

Museum unconvinced by van Gogh death theory Two American authors believe artist was shot by 2 teenagers AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two American authors believe Vincent van Gogh was fatally shot by two teenagers and did not die from self-inflicted wounds, but the new theory won a skeptical reception Monday from experts at the museum dedicated to the 19th century Dutch master. A book by Pulitzer prize-winning authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, “Van Gogh, The Life,” concludes that van Gogh, who suffered chronic depression, claimed on his deathbed to have shot himself to protect the boys. “Covering up his own murder,” said Naifeh in an interview broadcast Sunday on the U.S. network CBS’s “60 Minutes.” Leo Jansen, curator of the Van Gogh Museum and editor of the artist’s letters, said the biography is a “great book,” but experts have doubts about

A self-portrait of Vincent van Gogh from 1887 the authors’ theory of his death in 1890. “We cannot yet agree with their conclusions because we do not think there is enough evidence yet,” Jansen told The Associated Press. At the same time, there has

Jackson doc’s trial resumes Wednesday LOS ANGLES (AP) — A judge delayed resumption of the trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death until Wednesday to give defense attorneys time to analyze new testing that coroner’s officials recently conducted. Testimony had been canceled Monday so that the prosecution’s final witness, Dr. Steven Shafer, could deal with family affairs after his father died last week. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor agreed to delay the case against Dr. Conrad Murray for another day after defense attorneys said they needed time to prepare for how to deal with testing the coroner’s office con-

ducted last week on the level of the sedative lorazepam in Jackson’s system.

never been any independent evidence to support van Gogh’s dying confession that he had shot himself. “There’s no proof. We just know what he said, and that’s what people always went by,” Jansen said. Severely wounded in the chest, van Gogh dragged himself to the rooming house in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, where he was staying. He died about 30 hours later after telling his brother Theo, several doctors and the police that he had shot himself while painting in a wheat field. The gun was never found. Naifeh and Smith revived unanswered questions that have clouded van Gogh’s own story: How did the painter, who had a widely known history of mental illness, obtain a revolver, and what happened to it? Why would he shoot himself at such an odd angle and

not put the muzzle next to his heart? How did he manage with his wound to make the difficult journey more than one mile (2 kilometers) through the fields back to town? And what happened to his painting gear? The authors said an art historian who visited Auvers in the 1930s heard rumors from citizens who were alive in 1890 that van Gogh had been shot accidentally by two boys. They also discovered a “guiltridden” 1956 interview by a wealthy French businessman, Rene Secretan, who said he and his brother had known van Gogh that summer and had tormented him mercilessly. Secretan, inspired by a Wild West show that was popular in France, borrowed a gun from the owner of the inn where van Gogh was staying, but he claimed the artist stole it from him.


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Friend who threatens suicide has tragic example Dear Abby: I have a dear friend, “Angie,” who lost her father to suicide several years ago. Whenever life throws her a curveball, she talks about “ending it all.” This bothers me tremendously because I went through the heartache and distress with her when her father took his life. Angie has a loving family — mother, sister, beautiful children and a boyfriend. I, on the other hand, am completely alone, yet I muddle along without threatening suicide at every bump in life. How can I get my friend to stop and realize how lucky she is to have such a wonderful support system when there are those of us who have no one — yet we find the strength to carry on? — Not Giving Up in Las Vegas Dear Not Giving Up: You can’t, although I’m sure you have tried. You have inner resources that it appears Angie does not. However, if a friend of mine whose relative had committed suicide told me repeatedly that she was considering doing the



same, I would report it to her family and urge them to see that she got professional help. That’s what you should do, in case depression and suicidal impulses run in her family, as is sometimes the case. Dear Abby: I appreciate frugality, especially now that we all have to watch our spending. However, my neighbor is incredibly frugal. She often asks if she can “borrow” something instead of buying whatever it is she needs. Her latest request was for socks — yes, socks! — for her daughter’s dance recital. I put socks in the same category as underwear, something a little too personal to be lending out. Before that, it was leggings, a CD — the list goes on and on. She always returns the items, but enough is enough!


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Take care not to let your anger out on an innocent bystander if you are overpowered or outmaneuvered on an important matter. Count to 10 before opening your mouth. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Maintain mental discipline regardless of what happens to throw you off. Underestimating the value of essential elements in your endeavors could cause you to unravel. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Keep your social and business contacts separate and, above all, avoid all speculative arrangements with friends. If things don’t go the way they should, you’ll be to blame. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Taking on more objectives or projects than you can comfortably manage is self-defeating, so don’t gamble on your workload. Dedicate yourself to only one or two targets. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Don’t be coerced into putting your signature on something that you’re hesitant about, and be wary of even a verbal commitment. What you agree to might be deliberately distorted. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — It behooves you to be self-reliant, because people upon whom you depend might make promises they later find they can’t keep. Personal requirements will take precedence over yours. Aries (March 21-April 19) — If you’re a bit slow and your thinking isn’t quite as sharp as it usually is, forgo attempting to match wits with an adversary. Back off until a riper time. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Look before you leap when attempting to handle a complex assignment. You could easily misread something and end up making your task twice as hard to accomplish. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — There is a strong chance that some social plans you’ve been looking forward to will get canceled or postponed. Be prepared with some backup plans so you won’t experience a total letdown. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — It’s never smart to allow someone who can be dead weight into an arrangement where you and several others are aiming for a specific target. He or she is likely to hold you back once again. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — There is one thing that could cause you much disarray, and that is proceeding forward on an idea without laying out a proper game plan. Take a moment to formulate one. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Unless you are prudent in the management of your resources, you’re not likely to have the financial wherewithal to make ends meet when you really need to.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I am a very frustrated 16-year-old woman. I have wonderful parents, but they have, in my opinion, one major flaw. They don’t treat their children the same way. I’m a good student, and I’m well liked. My 15-year-old brother is not a good student and is constantly in trouble at school. Yet he can go anywhere he wants to, no questions asked. I can’t! If I go more than two blocks from my house, I’m in trouble. My brother went to the mall shopping with three of his friends trying to pick up girls. I wanted to go mall shopping with my friends, but I was told no, unless an adult tagged along. I keep asking my parents why my brother has more freedom than I do, even though I am both older and more responsible. The only answer I get is, “Well, he’s a boy.” Why should that make a difference? If they are worried that I could become pregnant and bring shame to the family, why don’t they worry about my brother impregnating a girl? Surely they are aware that it takes two to tango. My friends know that I am housebound, so they don’t even bother to invite me to things that aren’t chaperoned. Please tell my parents that they are out of touch with reality and should give me the same freedoms they give my brother. — Nameless, Dyer, Ind. Nameless: While I can’t tell your parents how to raise their children, I can inform them that wise parents set fair, consistent rules for all their children. At the very least, you should be permitted to go where your brother goes and to stay as long as he does. Indeed, since you are older and more responsible than he is, you should have earned more freedom. Saying, “Well, he’s a boy” is a complete copout. Since your brother is always in trouble, he has clearly demonstrated that he can’t handle the freedom he is being given. In the bestowing of trust, I think Mom and Dad have it backward. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

I work, she doesn’t. I feel as though I’m expected to provide for them because I have a job. I don’t know if I should say anything to her about her constant borrowing or simply say “no” to all future requests, which, of course, there will be. Please share your thoughts. — What Next? Dear What Next?: If your neighbor isn’t working because she chooses not to, then say no. If she’s not working because she hasn’t been able to find a job — a circumstance in which millions of people in this country find themselves — then treat her as you would want to be treated if you were in her shoes. Dear Abby: My father, who is happily married to his third wife, recently came across some photos of his first wedding to my mother in 1961. Apparently, the walk down memory lane didn’t stop there for him. He asked his wife, who evidently agreed, if he could have a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this event.

I am appalled and kind of nauseated by the thought. Do you think I’m overreacting? I have considered refusing the invitation. Should I just suck it up, or tell my father I think the idea is narcissistic, insensitive and foolish? — Sick to My Stomach Dear Sick: Your question is a first. Why your father would consider throwing a golden anniversary party to celebrate a marriage that turned to lead and “sank” is mystifying. Equally so is his current wife’s willingness to go along with it. While you and I might consider his idea to be ill-conceived, resist the urge to indulge in name-calling. Let him hear from others that the idea is narcissistic, insensitive and foolish. And, by the way, you are not obligated to accept every invitation you receive.

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

Swimming might be healthier in warm water rather than cold Dear Doctor K: I’m an 80-year-old man who spends summers on the coast of Maine. I love to swim in the ocean for 20 or 30 minutes each day. The water is cold (55 degrees F), but it doesn’t bother me. My real question is whether doing this is bad for my heart, because my heart rate is sometimes irregular. Are my cold-water swims OK? Dear Reader: First of all, congratulations! Anyone who is 80 years old and is up to the challenge of a daily swim in the ocean deserves our admiration. You obviously have both courage and a zest for life. Now, is it wise for you to swim in the cold ocean water? Swimming is an excellent exercise for your heart, arteries, lungs and muscles. If you enjoy swimming in cold water and have been doing it for some time with no ill effects, it’s probably fine for you. But I do have three concerns. First, immersing your body in water squeezes blood from your limbs into your chest. This makes your heart work harder and raises your blood pressure. When you have your face in the water and are holding your breath, your heart slows down and your blood pressure rises. And that is even more true as the water temperature gets colder. Second, the shock of cold water against your skin automatically triggers a series of changes in your body called the fight-or-flight survival response. The most important physical change is that blood vessels supplying your skin narrow. This also makes your blood pressure rise. Third, the fight-or-flight response can also disturb the heart’s steady rhythm. Since you are already prone to an irregular heartbeat, it could spell trouble. For these reasons, and because ocean water can be treacherous, I think it would be healthier for you to swim in a pool with temperatures in the 70s or low 80-degree range. But if you want to continue to swim in the ocean, I surely wouldn’t advise you to stop. Swimming daily is most likely better for your health than not doing so. I would suggest you always swim with someone close by and make sure that person knows CPR. Be on the lookout for warning symptoms: If you feel faint or notice irregular or “missed” heartbeats, get out of the water. Here in Boston we have a fearless group of men who, by long tradition, take a swim in our salty harbor every New Year’s Day. Then they try to get a suntan — regardless of

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the weather. They enter the ocean at the foot of L Street, and they’re called the L Street Brownies. Of course, the rest of us think they’re crazy. But their pictures are in the paper every year, because we all admire their spirit, too.

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Definition of Person Initiative #26 ORIGINAL FILING: "Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Mississippi: SECTION 1. Article III of the constitution of the state of Mississippi is hearby amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION TO READ: SECTION 33. Person defined. As used in this Article III of the state constitution, "The term 'person' or 'persons' shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof." BALLOT TITLE: Should the term "person" be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof? BALLOT SUMMARY: Initiative #26 would amend the Mississippi Constitution to define the word "person" or "persons," as those terms are used in Article III of the state constitution, to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof. Argument for the Petition: Brad Prewitt, The Mississippi Personhood Amendment recognizes in our law that each individual human being has an 'unalienable' right to life from its biological beginning until natural death. When does life begin? Dr. Fritz Baumgartner of UCLA School of Medicine states: "Every human embryologist worldwide states that the life of the new individual human being begins at fertilization." The Bible tells us that God created humans "in his own image," thereby making human life sacred. Finally, the Constitution and the Declaration both ensure the fundamental right to life to all persons, without which all other rights are meaningless. However, current Mississippi law does not protect an unborn child from being destroyed by his or her mother's choice or as part of a scientific experiment, because the unborn child is not legally classified as a "person." In Roe v. Wade the Supreme Court noted that if the "personhood (of the preborn) is established, the (abortion rights) case . . . collapses, for the fetus' right to life is then guaranteed specifically" in the Constitution. But, for the thirty eight years since Roe, the legal rights of personhood have been denied both to babies formed inside the womb and to those outside the womb by way of "cloning" and embryonic stem cell experimentation. By voting "Yes on 26" we can amend our State Constitution and be the first in the nation to protect every human being from the very beginning of life, whether that life begins by natural or artificial means. By recognizing the personhood of our tiniest brothers and sisters, we will ensure that the preborn receive equal protection under the law regardless of their size, location, developmental stage or method of reproduction. Argument against the Petition: Lynn Evans, public health advocate Sometimes an idea that seems promising has disastrous consequences. This is true for the Personhood Amendment. In the 33 years since the first in vitro baby, hundreds of Mississippi couples who just wanted a baby of their own have thanked medical science for in vitro fertilization [IVF]. The treatment requires "harvesting" the mother's eggs, fertilizing the eggs outside the womb, and implanting the best one or two zygotes back into the womb. There, with luck, they will develop into healthy babies. Since more than two eggs are harvested for IVF but only the best two candidates are usually implanted, what happens to the other fertilized eggs if they are defined as people? Can they be frozen, as is usually done? If frozen fertilized embryos are people, can they inherit property? Medicine defines a pregnancy as an implanted egg. If a fertilized egg in a petri dish were to be defined as a person by passage of the Personhood Amendment, it is very likely that IVF would no longer be an option in Mississippi - especially for couples at risk for having a baby with a life-threatening genetic defect who now can choose IVF and have a healthy baby. Not only would Mississippi couples who just want a baby be denied the option of IVF, certain forms of birth control - like IUDs - would be suddenly illegal, and miscarriages could become suspect. Effective treatment of severe preeclampsia, molar gestation, and early ectopic pregnancies would be jeopardized by passage of the Personhood Amendment, threatening women's lives. New stem cell treatments for patients with Parkinson's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease, and cancers like leukemia and choriocarcinoma are also at risk. If it were your friend or family member who needed the best treatment available, would you deny it to them? Vote NO on the Personhood Amendment. Voter Identification Initiative #27 ORIGINAL FILING: (1) (a) Except as provided in subsection (2), A qualified elector who votes in a primary or general election, either in person at the polls or in person in the office of the circuit clerk, shall present a government issued photo identification before being allowed to vote. (b) A qualified elector who does not have a government issued photo identification and who cannot afford such identification may obtain a state issued photo identification free of charge from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The elector must show appropriate identifying documents required by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety as provided by law. (2) (a) An elector living and voting in a state-licensed care facility shall not be required to show a government issued photo identification before being allowed to vote. (b) An elector who has a religious objection to being photographed will be allowed to cast an affidavit ballot, and the elector, within five days after the election, shall execute an affidavit in the appropriate circuit clerk's office affirming that the exemption applies. (c) An elector who has a government issued photo identification, but is unable to present that identification when voting, shall file an affidavit ballot, and the elector, within five days after the election, shall present the government issued photo identification to the appropriate circuit clerk. (3) This provision shall not be construed to require photo identification to register to vote. This provision only requires government issued photo identification for casting a ballot. (4) The Legislature shall enact legislation to implement the provisions of this section of the constitution. BALLOT TITLE: Should the Mississippi Constitution be amended to require a person to submit government issued photo identification in order to vote? BALLOT SUMMARY: Initiative #27 would amend the Mississippi Constitution to require voters to submit a government issued photo identification before being allowed to vote; provides that any voter lacking government issued photo identification may obtain photo identification without charge from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety; and exempts certain residents of state-licensed care facilities and religious objectors from being required to show photo identification in order to vote. Argument for the Petition: Joey Fillingane, Initiative Sponsor Why should you vote "Yes" for Voter Identification? Because the right to vote is too important to allow dishonest people to steal elections by voting in the name of other people; often times in the name of dead people or folks who are out of state on Election Day. The integrity of our entire election system is at stake. For too many years, as nearly every other state in the nation has strengthen the protections of their election procedures, Mississippi once again trails behind as one of only a handful of states that does not require any form of photo identification before casting a ballot on election day. In a culture when you are required to show photo ID to fly out of an airport, cash a check or even rent a movie from a video store, surely it make sense to ask citizens to show a form of government-issued photo ID before they vote. Voter ID will not cure all problems with the elections in Mississippi but it will go a very long way to ensuring that dead people do not vote - as has happened in Mississippi within the past few election cycles - and it will ensure that people only get one vote per election. This makes ultimate sense to people of all political backgrounds. The proponents of this initiative do not buy into the argument forwarded by the opponents, which is that this would drive down turnout among Mississippi voters. What it would accomplish, however, is to guarantee that every vote cast is done so legally. Please join the thousands of Mississippians in voting "Yes" for Voter ID and in doing so, helping us clean up Mississippi's election system. Argument against the Petition: Sue Harmon, The Voter ID initiative should be decided on the basis of "dollars and sense." Implementing Voter ID amounts to a 21st Century poll tax. Those who do not have the documents required to obtain an ID will have to spend money to get documents such as birth certificates. These documents are not free, so some persons will be forced to "pay to vote." The 14th and 24th amendments prohibit any costs or fees associated with voting. In the 1966 case Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections, the U.S. Supreme Court prohibited the use of poll taxes as a prerequisite to voting in local and state elections. Voter ID laws in other states provide for provisional ballots that require voters without ID on election day to show proof of ID within two days after the election to have their ballots counted. However, the use of such provisional ballots violates the Federal Voting Standards and Procedures Act of 2003; that act requires states to streamline registration, voting, and other election procedures. Finally, Mississippi needs to funnel more money into job training and education; Voter ID should not be at the top of its funding priorities. Confirmed cases of individuals impersonating another voter at the polls in this country are so low that there are no successful studies of the extent of such acts of fraud. Should Mississippi spend money on something that is not an issue? It will be quite expensive for both the state and the citizens affected to implement Voter ID. The Legislative Budget Office estimates that the state's share alone will be $1,499,000 in taxpayer dollars, and additional IDs will need to be issued every year from now on. There is not enough sense in the idea of Voter ID to justify the investment of all those tax dollars. Eminent Domain Initiative #31 ORIGINAL FILING: No property acquired by the exercise of the power of eminent domain under the laws of the State of Mississippi shall, for a period of ten years after its acquisition, be transferred or any interest therein transferred to any person, non-governmental entity, public-private partnership, corporation, or other business entity with the following exceptions: (1) The above provisions shall not apply to drainage and levee facilities and usage, roads and bridges for public conveyance, flood control projects with a levee component, seawalls, dams, toll roads, public airports, public ports, public harbors, public wayports, common carriers or facilities for public utilities and other entities used in the generation, transmission, storage or distribution of telephone, telecommunication, gas carbon dioxide, electricty, water, sewer, natural gas, liquid hydrocarbons or other utility products. (2) The above provisions shall not apply where the use of eminent domain (a) removes a public nuisance; (b) removes a structure that is beyond repair or unfit for human habitation or use; (c) is used to acquire abondoned property; or (d) eliminates a direct threat to public health or safety caused by the property in its current condition. BALLOT TITLE: Should government be prohibited from taking private property by eminent domain and then transferring it to other persons? BALLOT SUMMARY: Initiative #31 would amend the Mississippi Constitution to prohibit state and local government from taking private property by eminent domain and then conveying it to other persons or private businesses for a period of 10 years after acquisition. Exceptions from the prohibition include drainage and levee facilities, roads, bridges, ports, airports, common carriers, and utilities. The prohibition would not apply in certain situations, including public nuisance, structures unfit for human habitation, or abandoned property. Argument for the Initiative: David Waide, Initiative Sponsor Eminent domain is the power to take private property for public use. Recently, governments have taken private property and given it to private developers for their own personal gain. Because of this, 43 states have enacted eminent domain reform. Our Legislature tried to do so, but was vetoed. Last year, the people of Mississippi spoke up, clearly and unmistakably. Over 100,000 citizens signed petitions calling for an eminent domain reform initiative to be placed on the 2011 ballot. The initiative follows the action passed by the Legislature but necessarily differs in one respect: it expressly prevents any property taken by eminent domain from being turned over to any private developer for 10 years, which is a strong deterrent. Defending eminent domain cases is expensive and beyond the means of most citizens, while the government uses our tax money to take away our homes and property. People of limited resources are at the greatest risk of becoming victims. Opponents will argue that reforming private property laws will stifle economic development. However, the facts clearly show that this has not been the case in the many other states where reform has been enacted. Though eminent domain appears complicated, the basic question is this: Should a person's house or farm be taken and turned over to a private developer immediately? Private property is an American cornerstone based upon the concept that your home is your castle. It is a basic freedom that must be safeguarded. Last year, Mississippi's hardworking citizens lifted their voices to insist that the power must rest with the people instead of with the rich. This initiative could well be our last chance to protect our property from being taken for private development Make your voice heard. Save our land. Vote Yes for Initiative No. 31 - eminent domain reform. Argument Against the Initiative: Leland Speed, businessman and economic developer Initiative 31 will hurt Mississippi. It will cripple Mississippi's ability to attract goodpaying jobs. It could hinder private landowners' ability to sell their land for industrial development. Please vote no. The U.S. and Mississippi Constitutions currently prohibit government taking property for public use without just compensation. Mississippi law further protects your land rights through a system of checks and balances. In those extremely rare cases of eminent domain for major projects, state agencies, local governments, the Legislature and the Governor all must agree that it is for public use. Additionally, the landowner can always challenge the taking in court. Mississippi has made tremendous strides in creating jobs through major projects such as Nissan, PACCAR, Ingalls Shipyard, Stennis Space Center and Toyota. Without eminent domain, none of these projects would exist. If Initiative 31 passes, it would cripple the state's ability to create good-paying jobs for Mississippians. When nearly 10 percent of Mississippians are in desperate need for a job, we shouldn't adopt policies that would hurt job creation. Despite the rhetoric that Initiative 31 helps Mississippians, it really only hurts the state's ability to create jobs. And it does not even address the most common takings of land: those by the state highway department, local governments, or even utility companies or hospitals for roads, pipelines or buildings. Even worse, Initiative 31 could hinder your ability to sell your land. Because Initiative 31 will prevent industrial development, it will mean that landowners who would like to sell for such a development will not be able to do that and surrounding landowners will lose the increased value of their land that development would cause. Our state constitution already protects landowners. The system has worked for over 100 years. If implemented, Initiative 31 will needlessly and negatively hurt Mississippi families. Please vote no. Publish: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1(3t)

01. Legals IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF FANNIE B. THOMAS CAUSE NO. 2009-126PR NOTICE OF CREDITORS Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 6th day of October, 2009, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned Executrix upon the Estate of Fannie B. Thomas, deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said estate to present the same to the Clerk of this Court for probate and registration according to law, within (90) days from the first publication of this notice, or they will be forever barred. This the 26th day of September, 2011. WALTERINE LANGFORD-HOWARD Executrix of the Estate of Fannie B. Thomas, Deceased R. JAMES YOUNG MS BAR # 6663 WELLS MARBLE & HURST, PLLC Post Office Box 131 Jackson, MS 39205-0131 (601) 605-6900 CO- ATTORNEY FOR EXECUTRIX Publish: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 (3t)

The following vehicles are considered abandoned and will be sold for towing, labor and storage fees incurred. 1997 GEO PRIZM VIN: 1Y1SK5268V2408066 2003 FORD CROWN VICTORIA VIN: 2FAFP71W73X187041 2003 DODGE NEON VIN: 1B3ES26C03D136267 1993 LINCOLN VIN: 1LNLM81W0PY713104 VARIOUS SIZE UTILITY TRAILERS Date of Sale: Saturday, OCTOBER 29, 2011 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Jackson Auto and Towing 97 Sammy Young Road Vicksburg, MS 39183 Publish: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 (3t) IN THE COUNTY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI GWENDOLYN M. BRYANT PLAINTIFF VS. CAUSE NO. 11,1251-CO AARION LUMPKIN, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEIRS OF RUBY T. BRYANT, RUBY T. BRYANT, TRUSTEE UNDER THE RUBY T. BRYANT REVOCABLE DECLARATION OF TRUST; AND ALL OTHER PERSONS HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND, VIZ: PARCEL NO: 0712332282000800 DEFENDANTS SUMMONS STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Known and Unknown Heirs of Ruby T. Bryant, Ruby T. Bryant, Trustee Under the Ruby T. Bryant Revocable Declaration of Trust; and All Others Persons Having or Claiming Any Interest in the Following Described Land, Viz: Parcel No. 0712332282000800 You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Plaintiff, Gwendolyn M. Bryant, seeking confirmation of title on property in Warren County, Mississippi, attorneys fees, costs, interest and any other such relief as the court may deem appropriate. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to Lauren Roberts Cappaert, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose post office address is 1201 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 18TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this 3rd day of October, 2011. SHELLY ASHLEYPALMERTREE, Warren County Circuit Clerk BY: Dean Brantley Deputy Clerk Publish: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 (3t)

Gwendolyn M. Bryant, seeking confirmation of title on property in Warren County, Mississippi, attorneys fees, costs, interest and any other such relief as the court may deem appropriate. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to Lauren Roberts Cappaert, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose post office address is 1201 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 18TH DAY OF OCTOBER, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this 3rd day of October, 2011. SHELLY ASHLEYPALMERTREE, Warren County Circuit Clerk BY: Dean Brantley Deputy Clerk Publish: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 (3t)

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IN THE COUNTY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI WELLS FARGO BANK, NA PLAINTIFF VS. CAUSE NO. 11,0795-CO ODESSA FOSTER AKA ODESSA HEMPHILL FOSTER / ALL OTHER OCCUPANTS DEFENDANT SUMMONS (BY PUBLICATION) THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN TO: ODESSA FOSTER AKA ODESSA HEMPHILL FOSTER WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS WAS 2050 SKYFARM VICKSBURG, MS 39180. You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by the above referenced Plaintiff, seeking to possession of the property located at 2050 Skyfarm Vicksburg, MS 39180. You are summoned to appear and defend against said Complaint at 9:00 AM on November 14th, 2011 before the Honorable John S. Price, Jr, in the Warren County Courthouse, Vicksburg, Mississippi and in case of your failure to appear and defend a judgment will be entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the Complaint. You are not required to file an answer concerning the relief sought or other pleading but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court, this the 26th day of September, 2011. Warren County Court Clerk 1009 Cherry St. Vicksburg, Mississippi 39181 By: Kelly Stevens, DC Deputy Clerk Publish: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 (3t) Section 901 ADVERTISEMENT Warren County, Mississippi Federal Aid Project No. NHS-7128-00(003) LPA/106262-701000 Sealed bids will be received by the WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS for slope stabilization and road repair of approximately 0.8 mile of roadway on Industrial Drive, also known as Federal Aid Project No. NHS-7128-00(003) LPA/106262-701000 until 10:00 A.M., local time, November 21, 2011 at the Warren County Courthouse in the Chancery Clerks Office located at 1009 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180.* All responsive sealed bids received will then be publicly opened and read aloud shortly after 10:00 A.M. The work shall consist essentially of the following items:  Clear existing slope along Industrial Drive of trees and vegetation and install rip-rap to help stabilize the embankment and prevent further damage to the roadway. - Failures in the existing road way will be repaired and the road would receive an asphalt overlay, traffic striping and granular shoulder material. The above general outline of features of the work does not in any way limit the responsibility of the contractor to perform all work and furnish all plant, labor, equipment and materials required by the specifications and the drawings referred to therein. The attention of bidders is directed to the Contract Provisions governing selection and employment of labor. Minimum wage rates for Federal-Aid projects have been predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and are subject to Public Law 87-581 Work Hours Act of 1962, as set forth in the Contract Provisions. Warren County hereby notifies all Bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged and womenis business enterprises will be afforded the full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award. The award of this contract will be contingent upon the Contractor satisfying the DBE/WBE requirements. The DBE goal for this project is 6%. The contract documents are on file and may be examined at the following locations: 1. ABMB Engineers, Inc., 901 Jackson Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180. 2. ABMB Engineers, Inc., 200 North Congress Street, Suite 600, Jackson, Mississippi 39201. 3. Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County One (1) copy of the Plans, Specifications and Contract

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November 21, 2011 at the County. The successful Warren County Courthouse bidder will be required to in the Chancery Clerks furnish a Performance Bond Office located at 1009 and a Payment Bond each in Cherry Street, Vicksburg, the amount of one hundred B7 Mississippi 39180.* All percent (100%) of the responsive sealed bids contract amount. The proposal and contract received will then be publicly documents in its entirety opened and read aloud shall be submitted in a shortly after 10:00 A.M. sealed envelope with the The work shall consist bidders Certificate of essentially of the following Responsibility Number on items: the outside of the sealed  Clear existing slope envelope and deposited with along Industrial Drive of the Warren County Chancery trees and vegetation and install rip-rap to help Clerk, located at the Warren County Court house at 1009 stabilize the Cherry Street, Vicksburg, MS embankment and pre39180 prior to the hour and vent further damage to date above designated. the roadway. Work to be performed shall - Failures in the existing road be in accordance with the way will be repaired and the iMississippi State Highway road would receive an asStandard Specifications for phalt overlay, traffic striping Road and Bridge and granular shoulder mateConstruction, 2004i, together rial. with all amendments and/or The above general outline of special provisions and/or features of the work does not addenda to the standards in any way limit the duly approved and adopted, responsibility of the unless otherwise noted in contractor to perform all work these specifications. and furnish all plant, labor, The attention of Bidders is equipment and materials directed to the provisions of required by the specifications Subsection 102.07 pertaining and the drawings referred to to irregular proposals and therein. rejection of bids. The attention of bidders is BY: Richard George, directed to the Contract President Provisions governing WARREN COUNTY BORD selection and employment of OF SUPERVISORS labor. Minimum wage rates Publish: 10/18, 10/25(2t) for Federal-Aid projects have been predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and are NOTICE TO CREDITORS subject to Public Law 87-581 OF THE ESTATE OF TROY Work Hours Act of 1962, as LEE JENKINS, DECEASED set forth in the Contract CAUSE NO. 2011-111PR Provisions. Letters of Administration in Warren County hereby notifies all Bidders that it will the Estate of Troy Lee affirmatively insure that in Jenkins having been granted any contract entered into to the undersigned on the 7th pursuant to this day of September, 2011, by advertisement, the Chancery Court of disadvantaged and womenis Warren County, notice is business enterprises will be hereby given to all persons afforded the full opportunity to submit bids in response to having claims against said this invitation and will not be Estate to have some discriminated against on the probated, registered and grounds of race, color, or allowed by the Clerk of said national origin in Court within ninety (90) days consideration for an award. form the 1st date of The award of this contract publication of this notice will be contingent upon the which is the 27th day of Contractor satisfying the September, 2011, or they will DBE/WBE requirements. The DBE goal for this project be forever barred by is 6%. operation of law. Dated this The contract documents are the 21st day of September, on file and may be examined 2011 at the following locations: ______________________ 1. ABMB Engineers, Inc., Joan R. Jenkins, 901 Jackson Street, ADMINISTRATOR Vicksburg, MS 39180. Publish: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 2. ABMB Engineers, Inc., 10/18(4t) 200 North Congress Street, Suite 600, JackSUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S son, NOTICE OF SALE Mississippi 39201. WHEREAS, on February 24, 3. Office of the Chancery 2000, Elinzo E. Jones, Sr. Clerk of Warren County and wife, Shawn A. Jones, One (1) copy of the Plans, executed a certain deed of Specifications and Contract Documents may be procured trust to John H. Shows, Trustee for the benefit of from ABMB Engineers, Inc. Cimarron Mortgage upon payment of One Company, which deed of Hundred Twenty Dollars trust is of record in the office ($120.00) by check, made payable to ABMB Engineers, of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Inc. Mississippi in Book 1201 at Each bid shall be Page 613 and modified in accompanied by a Certified Check on a solvent bank or a Book 1502 at Page 668; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Bidderis Bond issued by a Trust was subsequently Surety Company licensed to assigned to Cimarron operate in the State of Mortgage Company by Mississippi, in the amount of instrument dated August 25, five percent (5%) of the total 2010 and recorded in Book bid price, payable to Warren 1512 at Page 771 of the County as bid security. aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Bidders shall also submit a current financial statement, if office; and WHEREAS, Cimarron requested by Warren Mortgage Company has County. The successful heretofore substituted J. bidder will be required to Gary Massey as Trustee by furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond each in instrument dated August 26, 2010 and recorded in the the amount of one hundred aforesaid Chancery Clerk's percent (100%) of the Office in Book 1514 at Page contract amount. 13 and re-recorded in Book The proposal and contract 1514 at Page 169; and documents in its entirety WHEREAS, default having shall be submitted in a been made in the terms and sealed envelope with the conditions of said deed of bidders Certificate of trust and the entire debt Responsibility Number on secured thereby having been the outside of the sealed envelope and deposited with declared to be due and the Warren County Chancery payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of Clerk, located at the Warren trust, Cimarron Mortgage County Court house at 1009 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, MS Company, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having 39180 prior to the hour and requested the undersigned date above designated. Substituted Trustee to Work to be performed shall execute the trust and sell be in accordance with the said land and property in iMississippi State Highway accordance with the terms of Standard Specifications for said deed of trust and for the Road and Bridge purpose of raising the sums Construction, 2004i, together “Every Day of Life Counts” due thereunder, together with all amendments and/or with attorney's fees, trustee's special provisions and/ora Dynamic We are skilled fees and expense of sale. addenda to the standards THEREFORE, duly approved and adopted, nursing facilityNOW, seeking an I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted unless otherwise noted in Trustee in said deed of trust, these specifications. energetic individual. will on November 1, 2011 The attention of Bidders is offer for sale at public outcry directed to the provisions of Subsection 102.07 pertaining and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of to irregular proposals and 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at rejection of bids. the West Door of the County BY: Richard George, Covenant Health & Rehabilitation of Vicksburg, Courthouse of Warren LLC President County,Road located at WARREN COUNTY 2850BORD Porters Chapel Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the OF SUPERVISORS Vicksburg, MShighest 39180-1805 and best bidder for Publish: 10/18, 10/25(2t) following described Phone: (601) 638-9211 cash Fax:the (601) 636-4986 property situated in Warren What are yourCounty, dreams?” State of Mississippi, EOE to-wit: All of Lot Forty (40) of Cottonwood Subdivision, Part II, a plat which is of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 113 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 6th day of October, 2011. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.P. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 306 Northridge Dr. Vicksburg, MS 39180 10-001045DT Publish: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 (3t)

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NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on February 24, 2000, Elinzo E. Jones, Sr. and wife, Shawn A. Jones, executed a certain deed of B8 trust to John H. Shows, Trustee for the benefit of Cimarron Mortgage Company, which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1201 at Page 613 and modified in Book 1502 at Page 668; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to Cimarron Mortgage Company by instrument dated August 25, 2010 and recorded in Book 1512 at Page 771 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, Cimarron Mortgage Company has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated August 26, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1514 at Page 13 and re-recorded in Book 1514 at Page 169; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, Cimarron Mortgage Company, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on November 1, 2011 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Forty (40) of Cottonwood Subdivision, Part II, a plat which is of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 113 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 6th day of October, 2011. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.P. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 306 Northridge Dr. Vicksburg, MS 39180 10-001045DT Publish: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 (3t)

Substituted Trustee, pursuant to valid Substitution of Trustee which is recorded in Deed Book 1528 at Page 404 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, to secure certain indebtedness therein mentioned for the benefit of BancorpSouth Bank, which Deed of Trust is duly recorded in Book 1699 at Page 112 of the Records of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust on Land in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and pursuant to the power and authority vested in me, as Substituted Trustee, and at the request of the owner of said indebtedness, default having been made in the payment due thereunder as described in Promissory Note by said Deed of Trust secured and the payment of the interest thereunder accruing and the holder and the owner of the Note having elected under the terms of said Deed of Trust to declare said Note due and payable as by said Deed of Trust authorized, and the same remaining unpaid, I, Lauren Roberts Cappaert, as Substituted Trustee, will between the legal hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the 9th day of November, 2011, at the main front door of the Cherry Street side of the county courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, expose for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property conveyed by said Deed of Trust, said property being situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, being described as follows: Lot 3: Commencing at the northeast corner of Lot 47 of that certain Belle Meade Subdivision, Part 1 as recorded in Plat Book 1 at Page 98 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi; from said point run thence along the west line of Holly Ridge Drive, North 05 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds East, a distance of 206.66' to the Point of Beginning, run thence South 83 degrees 37 minutes 57 seconds West, a distance of 118.44' to a point; thence run North 04 degrees 37 minutes 33 seconds West, a distance of 62.01'; thence North 04 degrees 14 minutes 20 seconds West, a distance of 21.26' to a point in the center of the abandoned Old Porters Chapel Road; thence with said centerline, North 81 degrees 47 minutes 30 seconds East, a distance of 128.09' to a point in the west line of Holly Ridge Drive; thence with said Holly Ridge Drive, South 10 degrees 37 minutes 10 seconds East, a distance of 22.31'; continue South 05 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds West, a distance of 66.55' to the Point of Beginning, containing 10708.1 sq. ft. or 0.25 acres, more or less. Lot 2: Commencing at the northeast corner of Lot 47 of that certain Belle Meade Subdivision, Part 1 as recorded in Plat Book 1 at Page 98 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi; from said point run thence along the west line of Holly Ridge Drive, North 05 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds East, a distance of 112.34' to the Point of Beginning; from said point run South 85 degrees 04 minutes 33 seconds West, a distance of 101.50' to a point; thence run North 04 degrees 37 minutes 33 seconds West, a distance of 89.75' to a point; thence run North 83 degrees 37 minutes 57 seconds East, a distance of 118.44' to a point in the west line of Holly Ridge Drive; thence with said Holly Ridge Drive, South 05 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds West, a distance of 94.32' to the Point of Beginning, containing 10015.6 sq. ft. or 0.23 acres, more or less. The undersigned will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS my signature this the 12th day of October, 2011. /s/ Lauren Roberts Cappaert LAUREN ROBERTS CAPPAERT Substituted Trustee Publish: 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8(4t)

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NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE By virtue of that certain Deed of Trust made on the 18th day of September, 2008, by Sidney B. Ragsdale to J. Patrick Caldwell, Trustee, subsequently replaced by Lauren Roberts Cappaert, Substituted Trustee, pursuant to valid Substitution of Trustee which is recorded in Deed Book 1528 at Page 404 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, to secure certain indebtedness therein mentioned for the benefit of BancorpSouth Bank, which Deed of Trust is duly recorded in Book 1699 at Page 112 of the Records of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust on Land in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and pursuant to the power and authority vested in me, as Substituted Trustee, and at the request of the owner of said indebtedness, default having been made in the payment due thereunder as described in Promissory Note by said Deed of Trust secured and the payment of the interest thereunder accruing and the holder and the owner of the Note having elected under the terms of said Deed of Trust to declare said Note due and payable as by said Deed of Trust authorized, and the same remaining unpaid, I, Lauren Roberts Cappaert, as Substituted Trustee, will between the legal hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the 9th day of November, 2011, at the main front door of the Cherry Street side of the county courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, expose for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property conveyed by said Deed of Trust, said property being situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, being described as follows: Lot 3: Commencing at the northeast corner of Lot 47 of that certain Belle Meade Subdivision, Part 1 as Service at Competitive Prices recordedQuality in Plat Book 1 at Page 98 #1 ofWindshield the LandRepair & Replacement Vans • Cars • Trucks Records of Warren County, •Insurance Claims Mississippi; from said pointWelcome• run thence along the west AUTO • HOME line of Holly Ridge Drive,• BUSINESS Barnes • 601-661-0900 North 05Jason degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds East, a distance of 206.66' to the Point of Beginning, run thence South 83 degrees 37 minutes 57 seconds West, a distance of 118.44' to a point; thence run North 04 degrees 37 minutes 33 seconds West, a distance of 62.01'; thence North 04 CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. degrees 14 minutes 20 seconds West, 601-636-4813 a distance of 21.26' to aState pointBoard in the center of Contractors of the abandoned Old & Bonded Approved Porters Chapel Road; thence with said centerline, North 81 Dirt, Haul Clay, Gravel, degrees 47 minutes 30 & Sand Rock seconds East, a distance of Types of west Dozer Work 128.09' to a All point in the Clearing line of HollyLand Ridge Drive; • Demolition Development thence with saidSite Holly Ridge Preparation Excavation Drive, South& 10 degrees 37 minutes 10Crane seconds East, a Jacking Rental • Mud distance of 22.31'; continue South 05 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds West, a distance of 66.55' to the Point of Beginning, containing 10708.1 sq. ft. or 0.25 acres, more or less. Lot 2: Commencing the Riverat City northeast corner of Lot 47 of Dirt Work, LLC that certain Belle Meade • Dozer Work Subdivision, Part 1/ Trackhoe as recorded in Plat• Dump Book 1Truck at • • Bush Hogging • Box Blade Page 98 of the Land Demolition • Debris Removal Records•of Warren County, • Hydro Mississippi; from said Seeding point run thence along the west • Deliver line of Holly DirtRidge -13 yd.Drive, load $85 locally North 05 degrees minutes • Gravel40• Sand • Rock 00 seconds East, a distance Res. & Com. • Lic. & Ins. of 112.34' to the Point of Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) Beginning; from said point 601-529-0894 run South 85 degrees 04 minutes 33 seconds West, a distance of 101.50' to a point; thence run North 04 degrees 37 minutes 33 seconds West, a distance of 89.75' to a point; thence run North 83 degrees 37 minutes 57 seconds East, a distance of 118.44' to a point in the west line of Holly Ridge

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CLASS A CDL DRIVER needed. Must have 5 years driving experience. Roll off experience helpful. Must furnish copy of license, current health card and have clean driving record. Apply in person to Keyes Recycling Center, 4385 Highway 61 North, Monday- Friday, 8am-4pm. No phone calls!

INTERCOASTAL WATERWAYS!! INTERESTED in becoming a deckhand in the Maritime Industry? Positions start around $130 per day...that's over $900 per week! Sign up for training today! Call 850-243-8966. KANZA CONSTRUCTION SEEKING experienced dump truck and heavy equipment operators. Drivers must possess Class A CDL, clean driving record, and be able to pass drug screening. Fax resume to 601-634-8978 or call 785-230-6953. LOCAL COMPANY LOOKING for a qualified individual who is seeking long-term employment. We have a full-time position for an experienced and dependable HVAC technician. 2 or more years experience required. Please fax resume to 601-636-1475.



• Contractors • Electricians • Roofers • Plumbers • Landscapers

24. Business Services

MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124

COMMUNITY BASED NON-PROFIT is seeking experienced part-time office assistant. Candidate must be well organized, have proficiency in Microsoft products and knowledge of Quick Books. Send resume to: Dept. 3766, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182 by October 23rd, 2011.

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


Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223


PROCESS MEDICAL CLAIMS from home! Use your own computer! Find out how to spot a medical billing scam from The Federal Trade Commission. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC.

24. Business Services

10. Loans And Investments

14. Pets & Livestock

14. Pets & Livestock

“WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.� The Federal Trade Commission says the only legitimate credit repair starts and ends with you. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Any company that claims to be able to fix your credit legally is lying. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC. CKC Shih Tzu's, Malti Poos, Yorkies, Poodles, Peek-apoos. $250 and up. 318-2375156.

12. Schools & Instruction

11. Business Opportunities

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

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

15. Auction OUR ON-LINE SUBSCRIPTION keeps you “plugged� in to all the local news, sports, community events. Call Circulation, 601-636-4545.


Don’t send that lamp to the curb! Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light.

11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

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

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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

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

Children: Show off your Halloween costume in our 2011 Pumpkin Patch. Send us a photo of your child in their Halloween costume to be put in our Annual Pumpkin Patch. There will be 3 age groups: 0-2, 3-6 and 7-12. Photographs must be received by: Tuesday, October 25th, 3pm. • $20 per picture •



New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

Simmons Lawn Service

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

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

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Show Your Colors!

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

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

1601-F North Frontage Road All Business & Service Directory Ads MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE !

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

or mail your entry in: The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales

24. Business Services D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082. DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.


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

17. Wanted To Buy

WE HAUL OFF old appliances, old batteries, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601940-5075, if no answer, please leave message. WE PAY CASH for junk. Cars, trucks. Vans, SUVs, and old dump trucks. 601638-5946 or 601-529-8249.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale MUST SELL! BABY furniture, entertainment center, large office desk, home decor, pictures, etcetera. Please call for showing. 601-883-1654 or 662-822-0572

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

QUEEN WATERBED $200, Butane stove $125, Compost tumbler $200, chipper/ shredder $200, coffee table with 2 end tables $100, exercise bike $35, bow $200, microwave $40, sweet pickles $5/pint $6/ quart. 601-619-8114.

RIDING MOWER $500, RIDDING 5x8 Trailer $400, 52” SD Big Screen TV $250. Call 601-634-6898.

ATTENTION HAIR STYLISTS! Multi purpose salon chairs (5 to choose from) $125 each. 3 anti-fatigue mats, $40 each. Dryer chair, $100. Call 601-527-6474, leave message. 2 LOTS AT Green Acres Cemetery for sale. $1,425 each. 601-853-2729.

THE BEST WAY to bargain hunt is to check the Classifieds Daily. We make it easy with our convenient home delivery. For details call 601-636-4545, Circulation. TWIN MATTRESS SETS $175, Full sets $199, 5 piece bedroom set with mattress set $599. 601-638-7191. Discount Furniture Barn.

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

I HAUL EVERYTHING from junk cars, trucks tractors, vans, SUVs, old appliances, old car batteries, furniture, debris, Etcetera. One call thats all. If no answer please leave a message. 601-868-2781.

20. Hunting

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

Call our Circulation Department for CONVENIENT Home Delivery and/ or our On-line Subscription. Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm, 601-636-4545.

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


PLUMBING SERVICES24 hour emergency- broken water lines- hot water heaters- toilets- faucetssinks. Pressure Washingsidewalk- house- mobile homes- vinyl siding- brick homes. 601-618-8466. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Call for information on move-in specials. 601-636-0447. 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath. Central heat and air. $450 monthly includes water, plus deposit. 601-631-4755. 2 BEDROOM. ALL electric includes water $450. With stove and refrigerator. $200 deposit. NEWLY REMODELED 3 bedroom Oak Street. $550 month, $300 deposit. 601-634-8290.

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

24. Business Services

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

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

601-638-2231 Riverbend Apartments 2 Bedroom Apartments Available Rental Assistance Security Deposit $300

Stop looking, Start living!

Monday- Thursday 8am-11am.

$0 deposit for October

Units Available!!! Shadow Cliff Apartments

Paid cable, water and trash. Washer, Dryer and built-in microwave furnished.

9:00am– 4:00pm Must be 62 or older 1 Bedroom Laundry Facilities Community Room On-site Service Coordinator 601-638-1684 2721 Alcorn Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180

1-601-686-0635 SPOOKTACULAR SAVINGS at

Confederate Ridge

780 Hwy 61 North 1/2 OFF YOUR FIRST MONTH’S RENT

Equal Housing Opportunity

SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM apartment. 61 South area. Meadowbrook Properties, 601-619-9789.

Call for Details 601-638-0102

30. Houses For Rent

Chris Steele/ Owner

26. For Rent Or Lease

3 BEDROOM 2 bath, 2 Car Garage, County. 103 Hilldale Drive. $1,100 month. 601618-4641.


3 BEDROOMS 2.5 baths. 4 years old, 2-story, all electric, garage, 2000 square feet, hardwood and ceramic. $1500 monthly, deposit/ references required. 601218-1002.

28. Furnished Apartments FURNISHED APARTMENT. Utilities included, cable, internet, laundry room. $750 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-415-7974.


605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

3 BEDROOM 1 bath. City location. $650 monthly plus deposit. 601-631-4755.


Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

318-633-9526 Office hours:

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

2000 JAVELIN WITH Johnson 150, 18 foot. $5,700. 601-529-4424.

Commodore Apartments

Call today for more information




If you’re finding too much of this and that cluttering your house, sell it fast. Call and place your classified ad today.

ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133


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

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

LARGE 2 BEDROOM 2 bath house. Fenced back yard. Enchanted Hills. $700 a month. Deposit and references required. 601831-2133.


• Lake Surrounds Community

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

2 BEDROOM, CENTRAL air/ heat. Speed Street, appliances. $375. 601-415-8197.


2 BEDROOM, 2 bath. Very private, secure lot. Double garage and carport. RVs/ 1 bedroom trailers, utilities furnished. 601-3010285.

Classifieds Really Work!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

34. Houses For Sale

DOUBLE WIDE. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, off Highway 80. $700 monthly, water included deposit/ references. 601-218-9506.

HILLVIEW ESTATES “Vicksburg’s Premier Rental Community” Hillview Estates is a family oriented community featuring an ON SITE MANAGER for 24/7 response to your every need. The grounds are meticulously maintained by our professional staff. WITH ONLY A FEW HOMES AVAILABLE NOW, PLEASE COME TOUR OUR COMMUNITY AND MEET YOUR NEW NEIGHBORS.

Please call our resident manager Bobby Allen 601-941-6788 MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.


33. Commercial Property 1,000 SQUARE FOOT Class A office space on Manor Drive. $975 month. 1,200-1,850 SQUARE feet off prime retail S. Frontage Road. 601-6348255. May and Campbell Land Co. COMMERICAL BUILDING with 2 lots for sale at Eagle Lake. Call 850-683-1085.

34. Houses For Sale

ST. PATRICK STREET. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $595 monthly. 601-8314506.

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

CALL 601-636-SELL

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. Classified Advertising really brings big results!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI

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

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







36. Farms & Acreage 2.1 AND 1.8 acre lot. China Grove. Ready to build. $31,400 and $30,200. 601634-8255. May & Campbell Land Co. ACREAGE FOR SALE. See larger ad this edition. Call Bruce King, 601-8317662.

ACREAGE FOR SALE • 10 acre lot on BIG Lake • 80 acre lot on Lake (can divide) • 30 acre lot- BIG hardwoods/ small fields • 60 acre lot BIG hardwoods/ Lakeside • NEW POWER • LOTS OF WILDLIFE! • NO mobile homes • 10 acre minimum • Restricted Covenants WARREN COUNTY Call Bruce King, 601-831-7662

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles 2005 YAMAHA 1100 V-Star Classic in excellent condition. Garage kept with only 12,500 miles. Many extras. asking $4500, if interested call 601-415-9865. 2009 HARLEY NIGHTSTER. Black, 9,800 miles, Many extras. Perfect condition. $7,500. 601-218-4135. FOR SALE!!! 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 with Vance & Hines exhaust. $5300. Call 601-218-5041.

40. Cars & Trucks



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

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


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

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


Guaranteed Approval For Everyone! Minimum Income $1,200 per month Gary’s Cars for Less Hwy 61S 6 1-883-9995 Finding the car you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now it’s practically automatic, since we’ve put our listings online.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

NEED AN APARTMENT? Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

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

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


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

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

Bring your entry to: • Classified Desk •

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


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

For those who like a quiet, safe community setting with the best neighbors in Vicksburg. Discount for Senior Citizens Available.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Oct. 18, 2011