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TODAY IN HISTORY 1648: The Peace of Westphalia ends the Thirty Years War and effectively destroys the Holy Roman Empire. 1861: The first transcontinental telegraph message is sent as Chief Justice Stephen J. Field of California transmits a telegram to President Abraham Lincoln. 1931: The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, is officially dedicated (it opened to traffic the next day).

Warren Central Intermediate fourth-graders Destiney Swartz, foreground, and Kaitlynn Martin participate in an art project. Students at WCI are aiming for Star Class

Rewards system puts students on right track to right things By Pamela Hitchins

1939: Benny Goodman and his orchestra record their signature theme, “Let’s Dance,” for Columbia Records in New York. Nylon stockings were sold publicly for the first time, in Wilmington, Del. 1945: The United Nations officially comes into existence as its charter took effect.

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status, a system that rewards good behavior. Destiney is the daughter of Charles and Amy Swartz. Kaitlynn is the daughter of Kenneth and Terry Martin.

Dr. Edward Wiggins, principal of Warren Central Intermediate, likes to start his students off each day with a few words of wisdom. Over the school’s intercom each morning, Wiggins reads from “Project Wisdom,” a characterbased program that’s part of his efforts to nudge students toward good behavior by positive examples and encouragement. WCI is one of the Vicksburg Warren School District’s success stories for improvement in student behavior. Statistics furnished by the district show a more than 70 percent reduction in suspensions at the school over the last four years, from 203 to 57. “We looked at the data and developed a schoolwide plan of action,” Wiggins said. “Then we put into place a system of rewards and incentives for children with appropriate behavior.” Each WCI class can earn Star status on recommendations from their special-area teachers in PE, library, art and music, with rewards such as a party with music and popcorn or a special activSee VWSD, Page A2.

Vicksburg Warren School District code of discipline summary Principals and their assistants may consider appropriate mitigating circumstances in the administration of discipline, which include the age, health, maturity, and academic placement of the student, the student’s discipline history, attitude and willingness to accept responsibility and cooperation of parents or guardian. Suspensions are considered or mandated for: • Level I offenses, punishable by out-of-school suspension for up to three days. Actions include cheating, dress code violations, vandalism and defacing school property, disruptive behavior, possession of tobacco and unauthorized electronic devices. • Level II offenses, punishable by suspension for five to nine days. Actions include initiating or participating in a disturbance or disruption at school or a school-sponsored activity, possession, use or attempted use of fireworks or other minor explosive devices, threatening a member of the faculty or staff and repeated Level I offenses. • Level III offenses, resulting in up to nine days suspension and a hearing before the District Discipline Review Committee. Actions include bomb threats, setting off a fire alarm or vocalizing a false emergency, computer sabotage or misuse of computer technology, harassing, intimidating, or

threatening fellow students, participating in or causing a disturbance, stealing, larceny, or extortion and possession of weapons. • Level IV offenses, which result in nine days suspension, a hearing and possible expulsions for one year. Actions include arrest for infractions in or on school property, including buses; fighting, openly defying, striking, attacking, or assaulting a district employee; possession, use, or attempted use of a deadly weapon; possession, use, transfer, or sale of alcohol, illegal drugs, narcotics, or any other controlled substances; sexual assault, sexual battery, rape, engaging in a sexual act, or indecent liberties with a minor; and repeated violations of previous level offenses. Misbehavior on buses The bus driver will give a written report to the principal. Offenders are subject to consequences for: • First offense — conference and verbal reprimand, with a copy of the report sent to parent or guardian. • Second offense — one day suspension from the bus. • Third offense — three days of suspension from the bus and parent conference. • Fourth offense — five days of suspension from the bus. • Fifth offense — seven days of suspension from the bus. • Sixth offense — 10 days of

suspension from the bus. • Subsequent offenses — suspension from the bus for the remainder of the year. • Infractions involving fighting, spitting out the window, throwing articles out of the window or on the bus, smok smoking, striking matches, using lighters or other dangerous behavior will result in suspension from school and bus. • Assault on the bus driver or school personnel will result in immediate suspension from school and a recommendation for expulsion for the remainder of the academic year. A report will also be submitted to the Vicksburg Police Department. • When a student is suspended from the bus, the parent or guardian must arrange for transportation to and from school. Under certain conditions, students disciplined for levels II and III infractions are placed at Grove Street, the district’s alternative school, for a minimum of one grading period. The student’s academic progress and behavior, as determined by a review committee, is the basis for reassignment to the regular school. Source: Vicksburg Warren School District student handbooks; for complete code, see


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Al-Qaida video pushes for attacks on United States By The Associated Press CAIRO — A U.S.-born spokesman for al-Qaida on Saturday urged Muslims living in the United States and Europe to carry out attacks there, calling it a duty and an obligation. In a 48-minute video posted on militant websites, Adam Gadahn directed his appeal to Muslim immigrants in what he called the “miserable suburbs” of Paris, London and Detroit, as well as those traveling to the West to study or work. “It is the duty of everyone who is sincere in his desire to defend Islam and Muslims today, to take the initiative Adam to perform Gadahn the individual obligation of jihad ... by striking the Zio-Crusader interests,” he said. Gadahn, who has been hunted by the FBI since 2004, also sought to discredit attempts by moderate Muslim leaders to suppress the “jihadi awakening.” Gadahn grew up in the U.S. and converted to Islam in 1998 and attending an al-Qaida training camp in Pakistan.


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Continued from Page A1. also put into place a four-part procedure to deal with the inevitable classroom infractions. Parents, behavior specialists and the administration get involved at different levels. “Suspensions have dropped because we took a look at what we wanted for our children,” Wiggins said. “We all agreed they need to be in school, so we developed a little protocol for rewarding the good and dealing with the unacceptable behavior.” As the district’s total suspensions dropped from a high of 1,644 in 2005-2006 to 1,236 last year, other schools that saw significant reductions were Sherman Avenue Elementary, Warren Central Junior High and Vicksburg Junior High. In that period, suspensions at VJHS dropped 69 percent, from 301 to 94, a decline Principal Michael Winters attributed to incentive-based programs such as the school’s Gator Club, started about three years ago by former behavior specialist Kevin Cooksey. “Every four weeks, we do a Gator Club induction,” said Winters. “Students with no (discipline) referrals and no detentions are considered part of the club until the next session.” Gator Club membership confers privileges such as wearing jeans to school on Fridays, attending certain school assemblies and functions and getting reduced admission fees to dances. The induction includes a short party with refreshments and a little social time. Winters also credits an active faculty, who work to keep kids in line in class, in hallways while changing classes, and in the cafeteria and other common areas. “They talk to the students who need it, and they talk to parents, trying to contact them before lesser infractions develop into more serious ones.” For the most part, parents have been responsive, he said. VWSD schools this year were able to hire behavior interventionists with federal funds provided by the Safe Schools-Healthy Students grant, a multi-year grant that will channel more than $4.5 million into the district for staff and programs under the umbrella of Project SYNC, School and Youth in a Networked Community. At Vicksburg High School, suspension numbers have not dropped but increased over the last few years, reaching 358 in 2009-2010. Tameka Henderson, a VHS graduate who returned to the district several years ago as teacher at Warren Central Junior High, moved to VHS this year as the Project SYNC behavior intervention specialist. Henderson developed an incentive program at VHS called Gator Dollars, which students can earn by meeting behavior, attendance, dress and other standards. Every two weeks, she holds a drawing and awards prizes, gift cards and cash that’s been donated by local businesses and parents to five students who’ve earned Gator Dollars. “Research has shown that in-school suspension is ineffective,” said Henderson, who wrote a master’s thesis at Mississippi College on methods for motivating middle school students. “Outof-school suspension is a method we’ve been using for years and years and years, and that has also been ineffective. I wanted to try something positive, rather than

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Alcohol 2 Assault 6 Bomb Threat 2 Disorderly Conduct 1 Drug Possession 20 Fighting 330 Non-criminal behavior 33 Staff assault 47 Sexual battery 0 Theft 40 Trespassing 16 Vandalism 32 Weapon possession 21 Total 550 Incidents for 2000-2005 not available.

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Source: Vicksburg Warren School District focusing on the negative.” Henderson has no hard and fast numbers on whether the Gator Dollars program has reduced discipline referrals this year, but said feedback from teachers and principal Derrick Reed has been mostly positive. “We do have students here who want an education and want to do what’s right,” Henderson said, but others don’t come by that inner drive naturally. “It depends on the student — not necessarily their background, but the student himself, and what he has been exposed to. Some of our students need that push.” The district’s interim hearing officer, Charles “Bubba” Hanks, delayed his planned Aug. 30 retirement to help after the retirements in June of former Superintendent Dr. James Price and Deputy Superintendent Dr. John Walls, the former hearing officer. A longtime educator, Hanks capped his career with eight years as principal at Redwood Elementary and Vicksburg Intermediate schools and 10 years before that as an assistant principal at Warren Central High School. He saw plenty of instances where student discipline and referrals to higher levels of authority were needed. As hearing officer, however, Hanks has been surprised at the number of discipline hearings over which he’s presided — fewer, not more. “I thought I would be bombarded, and I haven’t been,” he said. “The discipline hearings have leveled off” — from several each week during the first few weeks of the school year to some weeks with no hearings at all. Statewide, the numbers have also decreased, with total expulsions reported to the Mississippi Department of Education down, 766 to 527, or 31 percent, and suspensions falling by more than 35 percent — 78,920 to 50,978 — since 2005-2006. Officials cited a greater emphasis on healthier school meals as well as the move

toward intervention and positive reinforcement. At Vicksburg Intermediate, suspensions have roller coastered, from 92 in 2004-2005, to 155, 144, 172, 154 and 191 in succeeding years. Principal Sharon Williams said the increase does not necessarily reflect more kids getting suspended, but some students with higher numbers. With those students, Williams initiates a behavior plan in conference with parents and the school’s behavior specialist, as well as a contract with goals signed by the students and herself. Students can earn rewards such as extra art or music time or active games with her. VIS counselor Alicia Sharp set up Game Club about six years ago to provide positive motivation for both classroom behavior and academic success. Students on thin ice in either area must earn their ticket to the club — a few minutes at the end of the school day —by improving behavior or bringing up their grades, or both. Sometimes teachers send students to her when they’ve been acting up in class. “They come in and I try to give them some breathing room and make them realize that their behavior is not just

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distracting the teacher, but keeping other students from learning,” Sharp said. “I try to get them to see that they are the only ones who really have charge of themselves. Once they realize that, it’s like a light bulb comes on.” Kelli Randolph, a VIS teacher’s assistant, said her 10-year-old daughter, Hailey, began going to Game Club and doing various jobs for Sharp earlier this year. “She was having a hard time getting back into the swing of things,” Randolph said. After her grades fell, Hailey lost the privilege. “It took several weeks for her to get it back. She had to prove that she could handle it.” As a teacher’s assistant in a sixth-grade classroom, Randolph has seen students’ behavior improve with just the threat of losing their Game Club privilege. Despite the improvement, 1,236 suspensions were logged by the district last year. After a certain number of write-ups for behavior issues, it’s the punishment mandated by the district’s Uniform Code of Behavior. Eventually, students can be removed from their home schools and sent to the alternative site, Grove Street School, which was restructured in 2004 to provide a

school setting for kids under discipline, as well as GED assistance and some programs for overage students. VWSD Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford said many junior high and high school discipline problems can be traced to overage students. “If you’re 17 and in the eighth grade, or 20 and in the ninth grade, there’s not a lot of hope there,” she said. “That’s why we are putting into place an overage program to accelerate these students in order to provide them with options.” Swinford said she is a supporter of positive reinforcement, recognizing students for doing the right thing. “We do it at home, with our own children, why not do it at school, too?” she said. At WCI, Wiggins will continue to use Project Wisdom to teach students about positive character traits such as trustworthiness, reliability and fairness. A reading this past week warned against being a fair-weather friend and gave examples — a true friend is there in good times and bad, and tries to help when things are tough. It’s a message Wiggins and his colleagues aim to exemplify to their students every day.

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Leaked files portray weak, divided Iraq WASHINGTON (AP) — The enormous cache of secret war logs disclosed by the WikiLeaks website paints a picture of an Iraq burdened by persistent sectarian tension and meddling neighbors, suggesting that the country could drift into chaos once U.S. forces leave. The reports, covering early 2004 to Jan. 1, 2010, help explain why Iraq’s struggle to create a unified, independent state continues, despite a dramatic reduction in violence. They appear to support arguments by some experts that the U.S. should keep thousands of troops there beyond their scheduled departure in 2011, to buy more time for Iraq to become stable. The threats described in the leaked documents come from outside, including next-door Iran, as well as inside, in the form of sectarian, political and even family rivalries that predate the 2003 American-led invasion and endure today. The reports demonstrate the weakness of Iraq’s civic institutions, court system and military, even before sectarian violence exploded in 2006-2007. In the fall of 2005, the U.S. military discovered evidence of plots to assassinate various officials, including an Iraqi Army colonel. In September, one of the war logs said, a group of judges were abducted in Balad, beaten and

Online forced into the trunk of a car. Another example: On June 6, 2006, U.S. forces reported discovering large amounts of blood on the floor, a rubber hose and electric wires rigged to a metal door in a holding cell in an Iraqi police station in Husaybah, in western Iraq. The report called the discoveries “evidence of unchecked torture” and “clear indications” of human rights violations. The U.S. report said that for a time, U.S. military advisers slept in the police station to make sure prisoners were not abused, checked arrest logs and counseled Iraqi police, warning them against these practices. But even a program of training and counseling didn’t put an end to the abuses. According to a report dated Feb. 16, 2009, U.S. forces reported the mistreatment of 33 detainees in custody at the same police station. The Associated Press was given access to a redacted WikiLeaks database hours before its general release Friday, but was not provided the raw data. The documents appear to be authentic, but their origin could not be confirmed independently.

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Abu Abdullah, right, a shop owner who lost two of his sons in a bomb explosion, cries alongside a friend while standing in the debris of what used to be his shop in Baghdad, Iraq. The leaked war logs reflect significant progress as well. There has been a dramatic improvement in security since the height of the violence in 2006-07, due to a weakened threat from al-Qaida and an Iraqi population weary of the sectarian bloodletting that once threatened to plunge the country into civil war. Even so, some experts question whether the fledgling military and police forces are capable of defending Iraq after Washington completes its scheduled pullout on December 31, 2011. Those who hold these pes-

simistic views also worry Iraq could repeat its history of turning to a military dictator in the mold of Saddam Hussein. Ryan Crocker, ambassador to Iraq in 2007-08, said Washington has decided to turn the page on Iraq but must not close the book. “We’re still very much at the beginning of this story, or more to the point, the Iraqis are at the beginning of their new narrative in their history, and for all of the extraordinary achievements that we’ve seen, the list of challenges is even greater,” he said.

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Obama: Consumers lose if financial law repealed WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said consumers would lose if Republicans regain power in Congress and try to roll back his hard-won Wall Street overhaul. He said the GOP’s promised repeal of the law would mean the return of a financial system whose near-collapse led to the worst recession since the Depression. “Without sound oversight and commonsense protections for consumers, the whole economy is put in jeopardy,” Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address. “That doesn’t serve Main Street. That doesn’t serve Wall Street. That doesn’t serve anyone.” The law passed despite nearly unanimous Republican opposition. It sought to rein in a financial system that had sped ahead of outdated rules, allowing banks, traders and others to take increased risks. House GOP leader John Boehner has called for a repeal, as have top Senate Republicans. But Obama still would stand in the way through his veto power.

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Suspected drug lab found at Georgetown Police arrested three men suspected of creating a drug lab in a freshmen dormitory at prestigious Georgetown University in Washington. D.C. Police spokesman Officer Hugh Carew says investigators found a DMT lab where chemicals could create a hallucinogenic drug. DMT stands for dimethyltryptamine. Officials thought it was a methamphetamine lab earlier Saturday. Carew says two of the suspects are students and one was a visitor.

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Ceres house Either tear it down or move it now It took a personal visit in August from some members of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees to see the Ceres Plantation House, for better or for worse, wasn’t worth preserving. Trustees Hilda Povall, preservationist from Bolivar County, and Reuben V. Anderson, an attorney and former state Supreme Court justice, were on the fence after a bare quorum of the ninemember panel stayed a vote in July to see if the old farmhouse should be preserved. They got their first look at the house in August, walking up the porch that had been ripped out, viewing the broken windows and the tattered exterior. When the group convened again Oct. 8, the vote to hold back the land-

mark designation was the correct one. They said it didn’t meet criteria, which in sum look for a property’s documented history to be somehow reflective of Mississippi or Warren County history. Using some preservationists’ interpretation, every old farmhouse in the state should be landmarked — a clearly preposterous proposition. If only such quick vision on the part of two people could be duplicated locally. Warren County hasn’t set forth a clear, pure vision for the house just beyond the trees circling the Flowers exit from the interstate and its 41 surrounding acres since it purchased the industrial park property 25 years ago. It was used during the mid-1990s to 2007 as a plant nursery, which was a viable com-

mercial enterprise save for the county’s lack of basic maintenance. A little good-faith cooperation might have kept the venture in business. Since then, it was rented out to tenants who did nothing to improve the property, ensuring it would fall into the gray area of doubt yet again. State preservationists have spoken, leaving the choice clear for Warren County supervisors and the Warren County Port Commission. They should aggressively seek those with financial backing to move the house or simply bulldoze it for a day when the economy improves and, with it, the chances a large-scale manufacturer will want to create some jobs out there.

Be safe this Halloween One week from tonight, ghosts, goblins and likely a Lady GaGa or two will be out and about all over Vicksburg and Warren County. Official Halloween trick-or-treating hours will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday night. The timing of having trick-or-treating is a bit quizzical to be on a Sunday night, but also practical in an attempt to limit juvenile shenanigans that usually coincide with Halloween being celebrated on a Saturday. We urge everyone — from the smallest princess to parents and especially drivers — to be aware on Halloween night. Vicksburg Police and Warren County Sheriff’s deputies will be out in

force. We implore the citizens of this county to use Halloween for fun and limit the nonsense. A few tips to make Halloween safe and happy: • Drivers slow down. For three hours in the dusk, costumed children can sometimes be hard to see. • Parents stay close to the children. Don’t let them go to unlit houses or those of complete strangers. A child’s innocence must be tempered by an adult’s wisdom. • Children have fun. Look at the other costumes and admire their creativity. Listen to your parents and don’t eat too many chocolate bars on Sunday

night or you will have a tummy ache on Monday morning. • Adult children who have whiskers on your faces, stay home and let the small kids enjoy this one. Few things ruin the Halloween spirit more than a baritoned, mustached man dressed as himself knocking on a door looking for free candy. Halloween can be a fun night, or it can be a nightmare. If everyone does what needs to be done and acts in an adult, professional manner, the children will be the beneficiaries. We hope everyone acts as they should.

Mayor’s Council class valuable to youths Polly Smith saw an opportunity four years ago and jumped. A program designed to teach children the value of etiquette came to Vicksburg and her son, then 7, took the course. “When my son went through it, we were really impressed. Because my son was so young when he went through it, it shaped what kind of young man he is,” Smith said Tuesday in an article about the kickoff of the Mayor’s Youth Council Youth Leadership Core Training Program. The program is offered to children

ages 7 to 12 and 13-18. Students will attend classes and learn social and communication skills, self-esteem and confidence building, interviewing skills and table manners. Smith was so sold on her son’s progress, she enrolled her young daughter. We certainly hope more mothers and fathers will follow suit. It’s not difficult to notice what was once called “home training” is severely lacking in society — especially with the youths. Many are in one-parent, working homes. Many do not receive enough

home training to make them competitive citizens in a global world. Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield created the Mayor’s Youth Council after his election in 2008. He and the many people involved — giving time, money and facilities — should be lauded. The youths are the future of this community. Transforming those youths into educated, productive members of society is imperative. The City of Vicksburg has taken a large step with etiquette classes. They should be continued.

Regardless the depth of budget cuts or the fiscal pain those cuts exact on essential services, tax increases don’t even have the proverbial snowball’s chance in hell during a statewide general election year. State legislators aren’t about to raise any new taxes during the same year that their names will be on the ballot for re-election. But facing a third year of crippling budget cuts, is it possible that lawmakers will consider fully collecting the taxes already on the books from everyone who by rights should pay? Simply put, Mississippi retailers are required to collect 7 percent Mississippi sales tax on items not expressly exempt under state law. But if that same product is ordered online by a Mississippian from a company that doesn’t have a physical location or “nexus” in the state, then no Mississippi sales tax is due. In other words, the out-of-state online seller has a 7 percent price advantage over a Mississippi mom-and-pop store selling the very same product. The National Conference of State Legislatures projects that states will lose an estimated $8.6 billion in 2010 from failing to collect existing sales taxes levied by the states from online and catalog purchases. NCSL projects the total revenue loss to balloon to $37 billion from 2009 to 2012. Mississippi is projected SID to lose $303.2 million in sales taxes due under the existing 7 percent sales tax by failing to collect that tax on online and catalogue sales. Twenty-four states (excluding Mississippi) already have complied with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, which enables volunteer sellers, both online and catalog, to collect sales taxes for the respective state. But Mississippi is supposedly working toward SSUTA compliance. The Main Street Fairness Act, introduced in the U.S. House in July would require sellers to collect the tax. The legislation would require online or catalogue sellers to collect sales tax in states whether or not they have offices or stores in that state. Closer to home, state Sen. Tommy Gollott, R-Biloxi, introduced Senate Bill 2927 in the Mississippi Legislature as a means of providing fiscal relief from massive budget cuts in state government over the last three years. SB 2927 was a measure designed to make online sales by out-of-state retailers subject to existing state sales or use taxes paid by “mom-and-pop retailers. Gollott’s bill never made it to the Senate floor and died a relatively quiet death in the Senate Finance Committee. But after enduring a Fiscal Year 2010 with 9.4 percent average budget cuts, adopting a FY 2011 state budget with about 13.5 percent budget cuts and facing a likely FY 2012 state budget not underpinned by federal stimulus funds that could make 20 percent to 23 percent budget cuts necessary, lawmakers are likely to give Gollot’s Web sales tax bill a second look during the 2011 regular session. From a national standpoint, web retailers have their own army of lobbyists employed to beat back both the Main Street Fairness Act in Congress and any state legislation like Gollott’s across the country. On the other side are state and local governments who desperately need web retailers to be on a level tax playing field with “momand-pop” retailers and big companies with a “nexus” in their states as web sales increase. Otherwise, the existing sales tax base in undermined and other taxes have to be contemplated to replace the revenue. Howls of protests aside, web sales taxes aren’t new taxes. They are a full and fair collection of existing taxes. Failure to collect existing state sales taxes fully and fairly discriminates against the poor and creates an unfair disadvantage for Mississippi businesses and employers. •


Contact Perspective Editor Sid Salter at (601) 961-7084 or e-mail

Sunday, October 24, 2010

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WEEK IN VIcKsburg Temps were moderate as highs remained steady in the lower 80s most of the week. Overnight lows varied, with readings ranging from the mid 40s to low 60s. Just a little more than a half inch of rain fell during the week. The Mississippi River dropped slightly, measuring 15 feet on the local gauge by week’s end. The decline was expected to continue, as forecasters predicted a reading of 14.4 feet for today. Vicksburg attorney Marshall Sanders wrapped up his federal prison sentence for not paying federal income taxes. Sanders had been sentenced to 18 months following a plea agreement in March 2009 for not paying taxes from 2000 to 2003. Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford, new superintendent of the Vicksburg Warren School District, says she is a visionary and that she looks at an end result before mapping a course to get there. She has addressed numerous civic and business groups in her first six weeks on the job. Robert Taylor, who has been a Warren County sheriff’s deputy since 2004, was named chief of the Rolling Fork Police Department. The ex-Rolling Fork police officer was chosen from 18 applicants and will supervise a department of seven officers. A government loan, the third in three years, will help keep Warren County’s infrastructural funds afloat until the spring, when property tax payments will arrive. The tax anticipation note, worth $3.5 million, acts as a cash advance to ensure revenue matches levels predicted in this year’s budget. The Mayor’s Youth Council is sponsoring youth leadership core training in etiquette and protocol that includes a six-week course for two age groups. About 50 youngsters signed up for the program that will feature social and communication skills, interviewing and table manners. The Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory at Waterways Experiment Station celebrated 10 years of research and development with the unveiling of walls of history and honor. GSL was formed in 2000 with the merger of both the Geotechnical and Structures laboratories. The Vicksburg Convention Center hosted the 2010 Mississippi Library Association conference, which featured presentations by Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum, co-creators of the “Unshelved” comic strip series, and Dr. Bill Ferris, Warren County native who is a folklorist, professor and author. All 12 pit bull terriers seized from property off of Mississippi 27 two weeks ago as firefighters battled a nearby blaze were scheduled to most likely be euthanized, Humane Society president Georgia Lynn said. The dogs had likely been used for fighting, Lynn said. The latest figures showed revenue-based taxes paid by Vicksburg’s five casinos to local government dropped by 4.5 percent this past fiscal year. Local gaming houses paid a tad more than $10.1 million to the city, county and school district, down from more than $10.6 million during 2008-09. Local deaths during the week were Nobby Louis Day, Eddie Diggs, James “Mr. Luxie” Walton Sr., Stephen Alan Tillotson, Madeline Fayard Noble, Margaret Emily Kallmeyer Carlson, Evelyn Gaines Graham, William P. Reed, Robert “Bay” Harden and James Madison Williamson.


Fear, not color, is what allows evil to flourish OXFORD — Imagine being a 12-year-old in the Mississippi Delta, the youngest son in the big family of a proud preacher. Imagine days filled with hoeing and harvesting cotton, nights around a plentiful table blessed by the preacher — as stern a disciplinarian as he was a Christian. Imagine a mother who “sings herself happy.” Imagine hearing that your 14-year-old cousin, Bobo, is coming to visit from the Big City. You know his life in Chicago must be far more fascinating than your own, You know when he arrives he’s going to tell you about it — the parks, the amusement rides, the exotic foods and something called snow. Simeon Wright doesn’t have to imagine any of that. It’s the story from his life. Bobo did come. Bobo picked cotton one day, the Monday after he arrived. Then he informed his aunt he could do it no more. Wednesday, after Simeon and the others came in from the fields, they all loaded up in a car and headed for Bryant’s Grocery just up Dark Fear Road in the tiny town of Money. The six probably didn’t have a folding dollar among them, but they could get treats at the store. All went well, Simeon remembers, until they were gathered back around their car. Carolyn Bryant, who had been tending the cash register, walked out of the store and toward her vehicle. Without any reason and perhaps without thinking, Bobo whistled at her.



Simeon Wright went on to explain that in the Mississippi of his youth color meant everything, but there was a subtext in which everyone knew the real player wasn’t race but the ongoing struggle of good vs. evil.

Showing off. Carolyn Bryant was white. Bobo, Simeon and the others were black kids. That meant — and they all knew it — a big-time line had been crossed. Bobo, four nights later, paid for it with his life. Simeon, now 68, visited the campus of the University of Mississippi this month. With his wife, Annie, he told about the night Roy Bryant, Carolyn’s husband, and J.W. Milam, Roy’s stepbrother, would force their way into the Wright home and force Bobo to dress and leave with them. Simeon Wright later learned Bobo’s real name, Emmett Till. And he did sense that the murder of his cousin would have worldwide implications (most say it triggered the Civil Rights Movement) especially after Bryant and Milam were found innocent of murder and not even tried for kidnapping, a crime they admitted. “Were there any white people who spoke up, who tried to help?”

one student asked Wright. “They were afraid, too afraid,” was the response. Wright went on to explain that in the Mississippi of his youth color meant everything, but there was a subtext in which everyone knew the real player wasn’t race but the ongoing struggle of good vs. evil. In many accounts of the Till abduction and murder, including Wright’s, it is reported without elaboration that there were other men — black men — with Bryant and Milam that night. Forced coconspirators who provided directions to Preacher Wright’s home? The Mississippi Sovereignty Commission files are replete with names of black “informants” planted by white organizations to report on voter registration and other activities of fellow blacks. Fear, no doubt, motivated them as Wright said it did the whites who recognized the injustice in 1955 — but remain silent. Speaking of silence, that was Wright’s choice. He and his family

left Mississippi for Argo, Ill., after the trial. He settled there and by the age of 24 he became so solid in his own Christian faith that he bears no one ill will. There’s no anger in the man who worked as a pipefitter and now relies on a well-earned pension. Other than family, few knew of his relation to Emmett Till. The thin book he published this year (Simeon’s Story/Lawrence Hill Books) is, he said, his reaction to a lifetime of reading others’ accounts and being peeved by misstatements and exaggerations. “I didn’t care to talk about any of this,” he said. “Annie changed my mind.” The struggle against second-class citizenship based on race continues and is not at all a problem unique to the American South, he told an auditorium filled with students. In his own quiet, self-effacing way, he also challenged them to keep learning, to be the generation that conquers fear and to recognize this nation’s “race problem” is not about black and white but right and wrong. “All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” Philosopher Edmund Burke wrote that a couple of centuries ago. Simeon Wright didn’t learn it from a book. He didn’t have to. He learned it when his cousin Bobo visited from Chicago. •

Charlie Mitchell is a Mississippi journalist. Write to him at Box 1, University, MS 38677, or e-mail


Area officials should change trick-or-treating hours I have sent a formal grievance to the Mayor of Vicksburg, and the Warren County Board of Supervisors. This grievance is against the trick-or-treat activity announced for Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. I feel that little or no consideration was given to the Christians who reside inside Warren County or the City of Vicksburg. The plans restrict the religious practices of citizens and place the personal property those who exercise their religious faith on Sunday evening at risk. The below message was the content of the grievance that was sent via e-mail to the Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield and the Warren County Board of Supervisors: “I would like to thank you for allowing the opportunity to send you this message. I am the pastor of Bible Holiness Church of Vicksburg. On behalf of my congregation and me, we would like to file a grievance over the Halloween activities currently scheduled to take place on Sunday evening, Oct. 31, 2010. We feel that the trick-ortreat activities should have been declared for Friday or Saturday night and not on a night when people are most likely to attend

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county leadership does not support the faith-based community practices of its constituents. “We respectfully request consideration to move the declared activities from Sunday to Friday or Saturday evening, as the city and county has done numerous times in the past. There is time to make this move and announce it with plenty of time for people to react.” I invite citizens to offer their support and rally for the Chrisian religious practices within our communities. Steven Rowland Pastor, Bible Holiness Church Vicksburg

Shame on city, county Shame, shame on Vicksburg and Warren County. I am a Christian woman and I am very angry that trick-or-treating has been set for Oct. 31, a Sunday evening. Sunday is our Sabbath day. The message you are giving our children is that Sunday is not a holy day, or just not important. I am asking the powers-that-be to reconsider and change trick-ortreating to Saturday, Oct. 30. Trudy Smith Vicksburg

Thinkers needed This letter is in regard to the Ceres Plantation House. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” So why are we so intent on eliminating joy from our lives in favor of bah-humbug utilitarian gloom? Without joy the soul is dead. Without soul the country is dead. Without beauty there is no God. Without God there is no inspiration. Without inspiration there is only darkness and empty space. What man deliberately destroys on our Earth is, was and forever shall be impossible for other men to completely, perfectly duplicate in total authenticity, down to the last thumb screw. Until people today master the art of thinking, minus computers, they are not educated. The men who wrote the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution never heard of a computer, but their words have survived every assault meant to destroy them, because their authors were thinkers. LC Giles Vicksburg

Candidate Christine O’Donnell and a Christian America WASHINGTON — The controversy surrounding Christine O’Donnell’s constitutional views — does she deny the existence of the establishment clause? dispute its location in the First Amendment? reject that it mandates the “separation of church and state”? — is mainly the result of the candidate’s own imprecision. On the evidence of her recent debate, O’Donnell’s real problem is that this “constitutional conservative” seems unmotivated by any strong, developed views of the Constitution. But her views of the First Amendment seem to represent a broader tea party belief. One intriguing finding of the recent American Values Survey is that 55 percent of tea party supporters believe that “America has always been and is currently a Christian nation.” The figure among Christian conservatives is 49 percent. According to the survey, the tea party movement is less religious than the traditional Christian right. Yet a higher percentage of tea party supporters believe in a Christian America. This was particularly evident in the patriotic piety of Glenn Beck’s “return to God” rally on the National Mall. It was civil religion revivalism. There was little evidence of racism or a longing for white privilege. But there was plenty of nostalgia for an idealized past in which government was


America is not a Christian country, and has never been, for historical, theological and philosophic reasons.


smaller and America was a Christian country. This view is consistent with populist movements before it. But it is flawed nonetheless. America is not a Christian country, and has never been, for historical, theological and philosophic reasons. First, the Constitution was designed for religious diversity because the founders were religiously diverse. Thomas Jefferson’s Deism flirted with atheism — a God so distant that he didn’t even require his own existence. As Jon Meacham points out, the Founders were less orthodox than the generation that preceded them, as well as the one that followed them. Their commitment to disestablishment, in some cases, accommodated their own heterodoxy. Second, American religious communities were often strong supporters of disestablishment. Dissenting Protestants had a long history of resentment for the established

English church. Others — Catholics and Quakers — were minorities suspicious of majority religious rule. Christians generally saw state intrusion as a threat to their theological integrity, and worldly power as a diversion from their mission. They supported disestablishment for the sake of the church. And their political independence contributed to their religious vitality. Third, as my co-author Pete Wehner and I argue in “City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era,” America was not founded as a Christian nation precisely because America’s founders were informed by a Jewish and Christian understanding of human nature. Since humans are autonomous moral beings created in God’s image, freedom of conscience is essential to their dignity. At least where the federal government was concerned, the founders asserted that citizens should be subject to God and their conscience, not to the state.

The Founders were not secularists. They assumed that people would bring their deepest moral motivations to political life — motivations often informed by religious belief. But they firmly rejected sectarianism. America was designed to be a nation were all faiths are welcomed, not where one faith is favored. This was and is the American genius. So does the Constitution, in Jefferson’s gloss, require the “separation of church and state”? Institutionally, yes. Theologically, yes with one notable exception. Nearly all the most important teachings of faith — doctrines on individual salvation or the destination of history — have no public role or relevance. They are compromised by contact with power. But one belief — a belief in the nature and rights of human beings — is the basis of any political philosophy, including our own. It matters greatly if “all men are created equal” or not. Religious faith remains one of the main foundations for belief in human equality and dignity — as it was in the Declaration of Independence. But this conviction leads in a different direction than some religious people imagine. It is honored by respecting the priority of conscience. •

Michael Gerson’s e-mail address is michaelgerson(at)


Sunday, October 24, 2010

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Election Day Nov. 2

Tightening Senate races give pause to upbeat GOP BLUE BELL, Pa. (AP) — To understand Republicans’ nagging fear that the Nov. 2 elections might not be quite the massive triumph that many have predicted, check out Pennsylvania’s perplexing Senate race. Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak has trailed Republican Pat Toomey for months, and a GOP victory always has seemed likely, given that it’s a Republican-trending year in this perpetually contested state. Yet recent polls suggest Sestak has closed the gap, and Republican leaders are imploring supporters not to panic even as they ask themselves: What’s going on? The Sestak-Toomey race mirrors other Senate contests that are making this one of the most intriguing and unpredictable midterm elections in years. Just as in Nevada, Colorado, Kentucky, and perhaps Alaska and Connecticut, each candidate is an accomplished but imperfect politician, and

Joe Sestak

Pat Toomey

the tea party movement is playing a big but uncertain role. In most of those states, plus Washington and California, Senate races are tightening to nail-biting margins. That means Republicans might pick up a few seats or as many as 10, which would give them the majority. Democrats privately concede they may be unable to keep their House

majority, but losing the Senate would be devastating. President Barack Obama’s travels now focus largely on trying to save Democratic senators in Washington, California, Nevada and Wisconsin, a clear sign that his party is still playing defense. While California and Washington see Senate GOP challengers creep-

ing up on Democratic incumbents, it’s embattled Democrats who seem to be rising elsewhere. They have seized on a common claim: A dangerous fringe movement, the tea party, has taken over the Republican Party. Unlike the Republican nominees in Colorado and Nevada, Pennsylvania’s Toomey fits more comfortably in the GOP’s business-friendly, low-tax tradition than in the hot-blooded, antiestablishment tea party model. Still, he has accepted tea party champion Sarah Palin’s endorsement. Sestak is using that fact — plus, curiously, the notoriety of tea partier Christine O’Donnell, the GOP Senate nominee in neighboring Delaware — to paint Toomey as a pilot of a new and scary Republican Party veering dangerously to the fringe. In speeches and ads, Sestak ties Toomey to O’Donnell, the headline-grabbing upstart who trails by double digits in Delaware polls. In

a debate Wednesday, Sestak said he worries about “those extreme candidates” who take advantage of “the extreme fringe of the tea party. There are those that are running with Congressman Toomey. Miss O’Donnell next door, for example.” While many analysts have predicted a tightening of Senate races, the strategy might be working. If that perception spreads, it will embolden Democrats making similar claims against tea party Republicans in Nevada, Colorado and elsewhere. It might even give hope to Democratic Senate nominee Jack Conway in Kentucky, where Republican Rand Paul has not quite sealed a victory. In Alaska’s complex race, Sen. Lisa Murkowski is slapping the tooextreme label on Joe Miller, the tea party favorite who denied her the Republican nomination. Murkowski is trying a write-in campaign, while the Democratic nominee, Scott McAdams, seems to be running third.

Same Hill leaders could emerge from voter upheaval WA S H I N GT O N ( A P ) — Change at the top? Not necessarily. Whichever party controls the House and Senate after the Nov. 2 election probably will install the same leaders whose policymaking helped bring about the sour economy, nearly double-digit unemployment and deficit spending that has led voters to call for fresh faces. Different lineups could mean different fates for health care, taxation, government spending and regulation, energy and foreign policy, and President Barack Obama’s bid for a second term. The newly elected, no matter how big their freshman class, will have to wait for power. At most, they may get junior leadership seats in each chamber as a symbolic gesture to the populist wave they rode in on, lawmakers and congressional officials said. Democrats would have to find a new leader to run the Senate if they keep their majority but Harry Reid loses to tea party favorite Sharron Angle in Nevada. Little more than a week to the election, their race is a toss-up. The last time voters turned out a sitting party leader in the Senate was in 2004 when Democrat Tom Daschle of South Dakota lost to Republican Sen. John Thune. If Republicans make good on what’s widely seen as a House majority for the taking, the new speaker is almost certain to be Rep. John Boehner of Ohio. The 60-year-old has been in charge of House Republicans since the last two years of George W. Bush’s presidency. Democrats have spent the campaign season portraying him as Bush redux. Should the GOP fall short, Republicans may look to a new slate of self-described “young guns” who are more strident in many of their views than Boehner. They include current Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-ranking Republican; Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan, a fiscal conservative who came close to derailing Bush’s $700 billion bank bailout; and Kevin McCarthy of California, who after only two years in Congress took charge of recruiting the party’s field of House candidates this year. The three make few bones about their ambitions. They even wrote a book about how they would run the House in a post-Boehner era. Attending the book party earlier this fall, Boehner served up a reality check of sorts: That particular kind of change is not at hand. “The three of them know that my job is to make sure that they’re well-qualified and ready to take my place,” Boehner said with a semiserious grin, “at the appropriate moment.” Indeed, if that moment comes anytime soon, it’ll most likely be because the Republi-

Sen. Harry Reid

Rep. John Boehner cans failed to win the majority in November. In that less-likely scenario, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., probably would keep her post as second in the line of succession to the presidency, even after being vilified by Republicans throughout this election season as the face of the Washington establishment. Retain or lose the majority, Pelosi, 70, faces a far less appealing job as leader of a smaller caucus. Publicly, she has refused to entertain the notion that she will return in any less role than as speaker. No one has stepped forward to challenge her or her lieutenant, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland, another “old bull” with 30 years in the House. It’s uncertain whether Pelosi would want to head her party as minority leader, a job she held four years during Bush’s presidency, or for how long. In the Senate, look for two of Reid’s lieutenants to compete to succeed him as the Democrats’ leader should he lose to Angle. They are third-term Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, an unabashed liberal and genial and experienced vote wrangler, and Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, a scrappy and prescient dealmaker. On the Republican side, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky assembled enough votes months ago to retain his position as head of what’s sure to be a bigger and feistier GOP caucus. McConnell won a promise from South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint not to challenge him.

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Grab your leash and head out for PAWS Only once in seven years has Cali the Dog appeared in Halloween garb. She attended a party dressed as a New York Jets quarterback who had many problems staying upright. The oft-injured QB fit the oft-injured DOG to the hilt, including the back-leg limp and shoulder ailments — the QB’s from too many hits and the dog’s from too many gunshots. The jersey, designed for an offensive lineman and certainly not a dog, dragged on the ground, her back feet routinely getting caught in the fabric causing her to stumble. Yes, she indeed was a New York Jets quarterback. In dog-ese, she expressed her ultimate displeasure with being made to look foolish and said she’d never, ever agree to being dressed for Halloween ever again. “Not even for the Paws Rescue Spooky Pooch Contest?” I asked. “Never,” she woofed. Cali’s disdain for Halloween costumes, thankfully, is not so with other dogs around Warren County. Throngs of canines will be dressed in costumes for Saturday’s annual Spooky Pooch Contest. Registration for the event is scheduled to begin at 2 at the Outlets at Vicksburg. The contest will begin at 3. Canines will be judged in four categories — best pet/owner duo, spookiest, most creative and silliest. An affordable $5 entry fee per category is required, and all proceeds benefit PAWS Rescue. Prizes will be awarded for first- and second-place in each division, and for an overall winner. The county-wide organization is dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned dogs and cats, making sure they are returned to health and, hopefully, placed in a stable home. The organization’s website is full of animals looking for good homes. The all-volunteer group routinely has adoption drives and fundrasisers. Caring for and feeding these abandoned animals costs money and, like most organizations, they are struggling for funds. Cali the Dog, ineligible because I will be a judge, has agreed to help pick the winners. She is open to influence, however, with any number of dog treats. To many of us, dogs are family. The site of unwanted dogs tears at the heart. It takes a lot to make PAWS Rescue work. It will take you as well, with leashed-dog in tow and a thirst for a joyous Saturday afternoon. •

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JACKSON — The chief budget writer in the Mississippi House is proposing that lawmakers put a tax-increase package on the election-year ballot in 2011, leaving voters to decide if it will take effect. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Johnny Stringer, D-Montrose, said details of his proposal haven’t been worked out, but the package could include higher taxes on liquor and casinos. Stringer said if voters say

no, the higher taxes would not be put in place. “We have come too far in the past 20 or 30 years and have Rep. Johnny made too Stringer much progress to lose it in one year,” Stringer told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Stringer was referring to Gov. Haley Barbour’s request this week that state agencies find ways to cut as much as

15 percent of their spending during the fiscal year that starts July 1. Barbour said he anticipates a shortfall of about $400 million as federal stimulus money disappears. Those cuts would be on top of reductions during the past three years that have affected most of state government, including the elimination of teaching posts and the furloughing of some teachers and other state employees. “We are going to have a tax increase, anyway, no matter what,” Stringer said. Other leaders disagree

higher taxes are inevitable. “A tax increase is a disincentive to economic growth,” Barbour spokesman Dan Turner said. With reduced state funding, Stringer said, tuition will go up at universities and community colleges. “In my opinion, that is a tax,” he said. Stringer said the same could be expected for property taxes that support the cities, counties and school systems. In 2001, the Legislature opted to let the voters decide whether they wanted to keep

the old state flag, which was offensive to some because of its ties to the Civil War, or to adopt a new flag. The old flag stayed. A vote on a proposed tax increase would be a similar way to let voters decide a big issue, Stringer said. It would have to pass both the House and Senate by a three-fifths margin since all tax issues require a 60 percent majority. Then it would have to be signed into law by Barbour. Then it would have to go on the ballot to get public approval.

Tests planned on discolored water found near La. coast By The Associated Press

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Taffy Watkins, a third-grade teacher at South Park Elementary, paints Taniye Coleman’s face during the Annual Fall Festival at Shady Lawn Nursing Home Saturday. South Park Elementary Americorps volunteers and volunteers from Vicskburg Intermediate, Beechwood Elementary, Warrenton, the Family Life Cathedral Youth Ministry and Girl

Scout Troop 5115 came out to Shady Lawn for National Make a Difference Day. The day included food, games, prizes and music to entertain the volunteers and residents of Shady Lawn. Taniye, 3, is the daughter of Shaymari Coleman and Latoya Davenport.

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard said Saturday that an area of discolored water near a Mississippi River pass south of New Orleans appears to be an algae bloom, but another spot 10 miles away could be oil. Jeff Hall, spokesman for the Unified Area Command, said tests could determine if the suspected oil is from the BP spill. The Coast Guard sent two flights over the West Bay area near Venice on Saturday. Two boats also went out to check the waters. Hall told The Associated Press that tests will be done Monday on water samples from an area where a marine investigator believes there’s an algae bloom near Venice. The area of discolored water there was about 2.5 miles long and 300 yards wide, Hall said. About 10 miles away, Hall said a crew spotted what appears “some kind of silvery, weathered oil.” The crew in that area didn’t have a sampling kit but investigators could go back out and take samples that could be tested to determine whether it’s oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill, he said. Six months after the spill started, the federal government maintains much of the oil is now gone from the Gulf. But independent researchers say they are discovering significant amounts of crude below the sea’s surface, including on the ocean floor. They fear the oil that remains could harm species lower down the food chain. The Times-Picayune reported in its Saturday editions that fishermen on Friday spotted what appeared to be miles-long strings of weathered oil, and a photojournalist with the newspaper captured the images in a flight over the water. Hall said the material discovered Saturday that appears to be weathered oil is “away from where those photographs were taken.” The Deepwater Horizon rig exploded April 20, killing 11 people. About 172 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf before the well was initially plugged July 15. It was permanently sealed Sept. 19. Robert Barham, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, told the Times-Picayune that if oil is confirmed by his agency, the area will be closed again to fishing. The Mississippi River delta is a primary wintering ground for hundreds of thousands of ducks and geese, some of which already have begun arriving. The West Bay area leads into several shallower interior bays that attract ducks, geese and myriad species of shore and wading birds each winter.

B&Bs reclaiming niche on Gulf Coast By The Associated Press BILOXI — B&Bs are back. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005 destroyed so many historic bed-and-breakfast establishments, some have been replaced and new inns are now open to serve vacationers and business travelers who prefer the homeaway-from-home concept to hotels. “You’re exposing guests to some Southern hospitality that they may not get elsewhere,” said Linda Hornsby, executive director of the Mis-

sissippi Hotel and Lodging Association. “It’s more of a one-on-one relationship between guests and managers or owners of bed and breakfasts,” said Walter Blessey of Chateau Blessey in Biloxi. “You’re actually staying in a home versus a commercial building. It’s a personal touch.” It’s not just the living atmosphere that sets B&Bs apart. The clientele differs from the average tourist. “People who stay at B&Bs go to an area to stay at a B&B. People who go to an

event, they go for the event and stay at a hotel,” Hornsby said. Karl Mertz, owner of Red Creek Inn in Long Beach, said that Katrina knocked out the majority of B&Bs that existed in the area. “We got up to about 20 before the storm,” he said. “We lost about three-fourths of our B&Bs from Katrina.” Mertz, who opened the Red Creek Inn in 1986, said his place only lost some shingles, trees and a couple of See B&Bs, Page A8.

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200 attend Miss. soldier’s funeral WAYNESBORO, Miss. — Two-hundred people attended the funeral Saturday for Army Sgt. Eric Newman in his hometown of Waynesboro. The 30-year-old soldier died in a bombing Oct. 14 in Afghanistan. Newman went to Afghanistan with the 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps based at Fort Bragg, N.C. At least 78 people from Mississippi or with strong ties to the state have died while serving in the military in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Eminent domain ban will be on 2011 ballot JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann confirms that an eminent domain initiative will appear on the November 2011 ballot. Hosemann said his office verified that supporters of the measure gathered signatures from 119,692 registered voters, well above the minimum 89,285 needed to put an issue up for a statewide vote. The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’s initiative proposes banning government in Mississippi from taking private land for economic development ventures.

Miss. Appeals Court sets upcoming cases JACKSON, Miss. — The state Court of Appeals goes in the road in November with oral arguments scheduled on two cases at Mississippi State University. The court will convene Nov. 18 at the Hunter Henry

A boil-water advisory has been issued until further notice for about 50 Fisher

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Center on the MSU campus in Starkville. The Appeals Court periodically schedules oral arguments on college campuses and occasionally at other locations as a teaching tool for students. It is known as the “Court on the Road� program.

La. man charged in DUI fatality PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Police say a man from Tickfaw, La., is charged with felony DUI in a wreck that killed a woman Friday on U.S. 90 in Pascagoula, Miss. Bond was set at $301,500 for 24-year-old Christopher Harper, and police said Saturday he’s being held in the Pascagoula city jail. Harper is set to appear Monday in city court. Authorities said 53-year-old Angelia F. Laster of Gautier, Miss., was trapped in her burning Chevrolet Tracker


from staff reports Pace said. Shots were reported fired at 6:41 p.m. Friday, Pace said. Deputies responding said Austin was holding, but dropped, a .32-caliber revolver as they approached. Four spent shells were found in the

Ferry Water District customers who live on Beaver Creek, Deerfield and Fox Run drives. The system was affected by a broken water main.

public meetings this week Monday • Warren County Board of Supervisors, 8:30 a.m., Board of Supervisors building, rear conference room Tuesday • Justice system committee, 1 p.m., Warren County Courthouse, third floor, grand jury room • Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen, 10 a.m., City Hall Annex Room 109.

• Architectural Review Board, 4 p.m., City Hall Annex Room 109. Wednesday • NRoute, 5 p.m., location TBA. Thursday • Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees, 5:30 p.m., district office board meeting room, 1500 Mission 66.

B&Bs Continued from Page A7. windows. Marian Wingo, owner of Oak Shade Bed and Breakfast in Ocean Springs, said the damage to her B&B wasn’t too drastic. She has operated Oak Shade B&B since about 1983. Immediately after the storm, Oak Shade still had running water and other amenities and housed people who lost their homes to Katrina, Wingo said. Other B&B owners weren’t so fortunate. Typically, B&Bs are historic structures, Hornsby said. Many of the older historic homes along the coast were badly damaged or destroyed. Hornsby said Green Oaks and The Father Ryan House in Biloxi and Harbour Oaks Inn in Pass Christian were among the historic B&Bs that were gone after Katrina. “We were devastated by it,� Wingo said about the B&B industry as a whole after Katrina. The hurricane’s destruction gave some people an opportunity. Walter Blessey and

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

Betty Shoemaker and her son, Scott, of Meridian, place their hands over their hearts as the motorcade carrying the body of Army Sgt. Eric Newman makes its way onto U.S. 45 South in Meridian to his hometown of Waynesboro.

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

and died about 11:35 a.m. Friday, before firefighters arrived. Her 34-year-old daughter, Diedrel Laster, was pulled from the Tracker before it caught fire. Diedrel Laster in stable condition late Friday at Singing River hospital, said hospital spokesman Richard Lucas.

Cajun singer Richard recovering from stroke LAFAYETTE, La. — Cajun singer and songwriter Zachary Richard is recovering from a stroke but may have to cancel or postpone a Canadian tour scheduled to start Oct. 29, a close friend said. Richard, 60, is making a good comeback from the stroke, which affected one side of his body but not his voice, Todd Mouton said. Richard had to slow down on his promotional work for “Le Grand Gosier,� a doublesided single and video produced to help raise awareness for the the Louisiana Gulf Coast.

City woman faces gun, domestic violence charges A Vicksburg woman was in the Warren County Jail Saturday after a domestic dispute Friday evening. Latonya Austin, 36, 203 Smith Place, was charged with possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and aggravated domestic violence after shooting at her husband, Warren County Sheriff Martin

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his wife, Katherine, were in the process of restoring their home in Biloxi when they decided to try their hand at running a B&B. “There was certainly a demand for bed and breakfasts,� Blessey said from observing business in the area before Katrina. “Our home was one of the few beachfront homes that survived Katrina in Biloxi,� he said. The Blesseys’ home, originally built in the 1920s, suffered damage to its front and east side. The couple decided to convert their home into a bed and breakfast after staying at B&Bs during a vacation to France. July 2009 was their first full month of operation, Blessey said. Blessey said he believes the rapport between B&B operators is a positive one. Each property is somewhat unique, he said. “I think competition is good,� Blessey said. “I think the industry here has a lot of room to grow.�

gun, said the sheriff. No one was injured in the dispute, he said. Austin was arrested outside her home and, upon a routine check, was found to have had a 2002 conviction for felony shoplifting, Pace said. Austin was being held without bond.

Two men stand on the front porch of McRaven on Harrison Street. Part of the home was built in 1797 and is believed to be the oldest standing structure in Vicksburg. Other parts of the home were added in 1836 and 1849. The photo was contributed by Barbara Ramsay of Vicksburg, whose late husband was Dr. Charles Ramsay, the grandson of the man believed to be standing on the right. The man at left is unidentified.










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Gummen kill 13 at party in violence-plagued Juarez CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen stormed two neighboring homes and massacred 13 young people at a birthday party in the latest large-scale attack in this violent border city, even as a new government strategy seeks to restore order with social programs and massive police deployments. Attackers in two vehicles pulled up to the houses in a lower-middle-class Ciudad Juarez neighborhood late Friday and opened fire on about four dozen partygoers gathered for a 15-year-old boy’s birthday party. The dead identified so far were 13 to 32 years old, including six women and girls, Chihuahua state Attorney General Carlos Salas told reporters at a news conference at the crime scene. The majority of the victims were high school students, a survivor said. Relatives of the victims gathered outside prosecu-

tors’ office, some weeping laments, some shouting demands for justice. All asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals. “Why, my God, why,” shouted the mother of Daniel Figueroa, 16, after she identified her son’s body. “I want to be dead, with my daughter,” the mother of a 19-year-old woman killed in the attack told a reporter. “This cannot go on. We want justice, even though nothing can bring her back.” Salas said a total of 20 people were wounded, including a 9-year-old boy. Authorities earlier gave lower numbers for the wounded because some victims were taken by relatives to hospitals throughout the city and were not immediately located. Residents of Ciudad Juarez, one of the world’s deadliest cities, no longer go out much to celebrate because of a violent turf war between the Sinaloa and Juarez cartels,

who frequently attack their rivals in bars, restaurants, drug rehab centers and other public places. One survivor of Friday’s massacre said the birthday boy’s mother had decided to hold the party at their home, precisely because she thought it was safer. The party spilled over into the neighboring home. The 16-year-old boy, who did not want to be identified, said an attacker entered one of the homes and asked partygoers about a car parked in front of the home, suggesting the killers may have been following the vehicle. He survived the attack by throwing himself to the floor and other partygoers fell on top of him, shielding him from the bullets. The survivor said the gunman he saw appeared to be about 20, wearing a baseball cap and carrying a pistol, and simply opened fire after no one answered his questions. Police found 70 bullet cas-


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A man throws away blood stained items at a home in the northern city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. ings from assault weapons typically used by drug gangs whose bloody turf battles have killed more than 2,000 people

7 die in stampede at Kenyan match NAIROBI, Kenya — Seven fans died in a stampede Saturday while trying to enter a stadium where a football match between two of Kenya’s most popular teams

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A Gor Mahia Football fan shouts at the National Nyayo Stadium, in Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday where seven people were killed in a stampede.

was being played, the Kenya Red Cross said. Six people died when they were run over by the crowd outside Nyayo National Stadium, and one died after being taken a Kenyan hospital, said Red Cross spokesman Titus Mungo’u. He said at least four people were injured, but that number could be higher since several ambulance services were called to the scene.

GYEONGJU, South Korea — Global finance leaders, under pressure to display unselfish policies, agreed Saturday to boost cooperation on rebalancing the world economy to help defuse tensions that had sparked fears of trade conflicts. The Group of 20 vowed to avoid potentially debilitating currency devaluations and reduce trade and current account imbalances,

amid a growing recognition that restructuring the world economy is necessary to accommodate the greater role played by fast-growing China and other developing economies. G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors met for two days in the South Korean city of Gyeongju ahead of a summit of their leaders in Seoul next month. Just two weeks ago, a G-20 meeting in Washington failed to resolve differences that had stoked worries a pos-

candidate. Then he launches into his message that voting Republican would be a mistake for the country. “This election is a choice between the policies that got us into this mess and the policies that are leading us out of it,” he told the Minnesota rally. Voters are angry about the economy, unemployment and other issues and, according to polls, seem intent on taking out their frustrations on Democrats — the party in power at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue — on Nov. 2. But Obama is trying to remind the broad coalition that helped elect him in 2008 — women, Hispanics, minorities, and young voters — that change has always been slow to come but is coming, so they should not give up. “Don’t let them tell you that change isn’t possible,” Obama said. “It’s just hard, that’s all.” Pawlenty, who has said he’ll decide next spring whether to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, released a video welcoming Obama to Minnesota with a tongue-in-cheek vocabulary lesson in the use of local expressions like “uffdah” and “yikes.”

“As in the sentence, ’The federal deficit was over a trillion dollars the last two years, and will be next year, too. Yikes!”’ Pawlenty said. The video was posted on YouTube.

Before leaving Minneapolis, Obama also was helping to raise about $600,000 for House Democrats at a fundraiser attended by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.,


this year in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas.

ROME — Police in Sicily have arrested one of Italy’s 30 most dangerous Mafia fugitives. Gerlandino Messina had been on the run for 11 years before being nabbed Saturday by Carabinieri in Favara, near Agrigento, his power base in Sicily. In a statement, Premier Silvio Berlusconi said the arrest was the latest evidence of the government’s “unprecedented success” in cracking down on organized crime. The ANSA news agency said the 38-year-old Messina had been convicted and sentenced to life in prison for mafia association and a series of murders.

chairman of the House Democratic campaign effort, and others. Obama was returning to Washington late Saturday and will head out again next week for more campaigning.

Obama Continued from Page A1. Republicans. “I just don’t want to relive the past.” He added, “The other side is betting on amnesia. It is up to you to show them that you have not forgotten.” Obama rallied in Minneapolis to help former Sen. Mark Dayton in his race for governor against Republican state legislator Tom Emmer and the Independence Party’s Tom Horner, a public relations executive and political pundit. Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s second term runs out in January. “Mark Dayton has spent his life working for Minnesota and now I need all of you to fight for Mark Dayton,” Obama told a crowd estimated at 11,000 by the University of Minnesota, where he spoke. It’s been a grueling four days of campaigning and fundraising by the president, who since Wednesday had touched down in Oregon, Washington state, California and Nevada. He has been helping congressional allies, such as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, in tight races. Cheered at large rallies at every stop, Obama begins his basic speech with some flattering talk about the local



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sible trade war could trigger another economic downturn. Nations in Asia and other regions have been trying to stem strength in their currencies amid sustained weakness in the U.S. dollar out of fear their exports will become less competitive. At the same time, China’s currency, the yuan, has been effectively pegged to the greenback, provoking criticism it is being kept artificially low and giving the country’s exporters an unfair advantage.



Partly cloudy, highs in the 80’s; Partly cloudy tonight, lows in the 50’s

Cholera outbreak creeps closer to Haiti’s capital PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A spreading cholera outbreak in rural Haiti threatened to outpace aid groups as they stepped up efforts Saturday hoping to keep the disease from reaching the squalid camps of earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince. Health officials said at least 208 people had died and 2,674 others were infected in an outbreak mostly centered in the Artibonite region north of the capital. But the number of cases in towns near Port-au-Prince were rising, and officials worried the next target will be hundreds of thousands of Haitians left homeless by January’s devastating quake and now living in camps across the capital. “If the epidemic makes its way to Port-au-Prince, where children and families are living in unsanitary, overcrowded camps, the results could be disastrous,” said Dr. Estrella Serrano, World Vision’s emergency response health and nutrition manager.





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STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; lows in the 50s MONday-TUESday Partly cloudy; highs in the 80s, lows in the 50s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 82º Low/past 24 hours............... 51º Average temperature......... 67º Normal this date................... 64º Record low...................47º 1983 Record high............95º in 1931 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............0.60 inches Total/year.............. 37.20 inches Normal/month......2.18 inches Normal/year........ 41.90 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Monday: A.M. Active............................ 7:04 A.M. Most active...............12:51 P.M. Active............................. 7:31 P.M. Most active.................. 1:17 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:21 Sunset tomorrow............... 6:20 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:13

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 14.6| Change: -0.4 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 14.8 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 10.9 | Change: NC Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 14.4 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 1.8 | Change: NC Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 6.2 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.9 River....................................61.5

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Vicksburg Monday.................................. 13.9 Tuesday.................................. 13.7 Wednesday........................... 13.5


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‘It was all very fast’

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Airmen 1st class Daniel Clark, left, and Staff Sgt. Keri Embry, post a sign warning surfers of a recent shark attack Friday. Below, the bodyboard is seen with a large chunk taken out by a shark bite.

Great white shark suspected in attack LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew Garcia was surfing two feet away from his friend who was bodyboarding when he heard a desperate cry for help. Within seconds, a shark flashed out of the water, bit into his friend’s leg and pulled him under in a cloud of blood off the coast north of Santa Barbara. “When the shark hit him, he just said, ‘Help me, dude!’ He knew what was going on,” Garcia told the AP as he recounted his friend’s death. “It was really fast. You just saw a red wave and this water is blue — as blue as it could ever be — and it was just red, the whole wave.” As huge waves broke over his head, Garcia tried to find Lucas Ransom in the surf but couldn’t. He decided to get help, but turned around again as he was swimming to shore and saw Ransom’s red bodyboard pop up. Garcia swam to his friend and did chest compressions as he brought him to shore. The 19-year-old already appeared dead and his leg was mauled, he said. “He was just floating in the water. I flipped him over on his back and under-hooked his arms. I was pressing on his chest and doing rescue breathing in the water,” Garcia said.

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“He was just kind of lifeless, just dead weight.” The University of California, Santa Barbara, junior had a severe wound to his left leg and died a short time later at Surf Beach, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. The beach, 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles, is on the property of Vandenberg Air Force Base but is open to the public. Sheriff’s deputies patrolled the coastline to search for Ransom’s missing leg but were only able to recover the bodyboard, which had a 1-foot segment on the side bitten off. Federal and state Fish and Game officials were working to identify the type of shark that attacked Ransom. A shark expert told the Los Angeles Times, based on its behavior and Ransom’s injury, it most likely was a great white.

“It takes a shark of massive size and jaw to inflict that kind of injury,” Andrew Nosal of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography told the newspaper. The shark, which breached the water on its side, appeared about 18 feet long, Garcia said. “There was no sign, there was nothing. It was all very fast, very stealth,” said Garcia, 20. The last shark attack on Surf Beach was in 2008, when what was believed to be a great white shark bit a surfer’s board. The surfer was not harmed. The last fatal attack in California was that same year, when triathlete David Martin, 66, bled to death after a great white shark bit his legs about 150 yards off of a San Diego County beach.

FDA rejects Arena Pharma diet drug NEW YORK — Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Saturday said the Food and Drug Administration rejected the company’s application for lorcaserin, one of three drugs seeking to become the first new FDAapproved prescription weight loss drug in more than a decade. The federal agency’s rejection came after an FDA panel of experts on Sept. 16 recommended against approving lorcaserin in a 9-5 vote. Panelists raised concerns about tumors seen in rats in early stage testing, one of the factors that Arena Pharmaceuticals said the FDA had cited in a letter responding to the company’s application. After last month’s FDA panel vote, shares of Arena plunged nearly 47 percent, to $1.99. San Diego-based Arena currently has no drugs on the U.S. market. A group of Arena investors later launched a campaign arguing that the FDA panel’s review had relied on faulty scientific data. On Friday, as the full FDA’s review was expected to conclude, shares of Arena rose nearly 12 percent to close at $1.63.

Ohio shooting victim complained about man CLEVELAND — A woman was shot to death Friday outside the manufacturing plant where she worked by a man whom she had complained about to police, and the gunman also killed her coworker, authorities said. Police say Pedro Rodriguez shot Graciela Morales, 49, in her sport-utility vehicle parked outside the fac-

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS tory, then used her employee identification card to gain access to the building. Once inside, Rodriguez sought out 49-year-old Eduardo Pupo and shot him, police said. Rodriguez fled the scene in a car and was hit by a stun gun while police apprehended him later that afternoon. Morales’ niece, Cassandra Morales, says her aunt broke off a relationship with Rodriguez two years ago and he had attacked her once before, sending her to the hospital. Police say Graciela Morales had filed a menacing by stalking report against Rodriguez in July but later decided not to press charges. Police did not say whether Morales and Rodriguez had a relationship.

Mom angry judge let her daughter marry COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio judge allowed a pregnant 17-year-old to get married without her parents’ consent after the bride-tobe said she could be forced to have an abortion if she stayed at home. The Columbus Dispatch reported the couple, who each turn 18 in a few months, got married Tuesday after a hearing. Ohio law requires parents to sign off on the marriage of anyone younger than 18, but judges can waive the requirement. The bride’s mother says she’s outraged the judge did so without hearing from her or her husband. She also denies pushing her daughter

toward abortion.

One dead in Okla. ATV wreck WAYNOKA, Okla. — A spokesman for the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department says an unidentified male has died in an allterrain vehicle accident at Little Sahara State Park. Spokesman Leslie Blair says the accident occurred Friday at the park near Waynoka in northwestern Oklahoma that is known for its ridable sand dunes. Blair says she does not know the identity of the person who died. She says park rangers are waiting for information from a Waynoka ambulance service to prepare a report on the accident. No one answered the phone at the ambulance service on Saturday.

N.J. baker allowed use of ‘Cake Boss’ HOBOKEN, N.J. — The Learning Channel’s “Cake Boss” won’t have to change his name after all. An agreement has been reached between a Seattle software company and cable channel, which airs the reality series “Cake Boss” featuring Carlo’s City Hall Bakery in Hoboken, N.J. A federal judge in Washington state had temporarily barred the show from using the name. Masters Software of Seattle has been selling business software for bakery owners called CakeBoss since 2007, before the reality show went on the air.

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A Fun Event Especially Designed for Kids Who Don’t Watch the Game!! (We need the seats on the field for the over 800 Alumni returning for the game!!!) The NO RUNNING & PLAYING BEHIND THE BLEACHER RULE will be STRICTLY ENFORCED this game.

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4:45-9:30pm – Grove Street from Mission 66 to Howard Street will be closed with restricted parking. Access for: 150th Volunteers with Badge • A-Club Sponsors • Handicapped Off-site Parking & Shuttle Service Off-site parking with shuttle service to and from the game will be located at The Street Clinic on Grove Street. Shuttle service will be provide between 5pm and 10pm


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college scoreboard

Ohio State 49, Purdue 0 Arkansas 38, Ole Miss 24 Auburn 24, LSU 17 Penn State 33, Minnesota 21

Georgia 41, Kentucky 31 Alabama 41, Tennessee 10 Mississippi State 29, UAB 24

Clemson 27, Georgia Tech 13 Iowa State 28, Texas 21 South Carolina 21, Vanderbilt 7 Missouri 36, Oklahoma 27

INSIDE: SEC roundup/B4 • State roundup/B4 • Top 25 roundup/B5



san Francisco treat

The Giants are headed to the World Series for the first time since 2002 after beating the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 in the NLCS. Story/B5

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NFl on TV Sunday

Noon CBS - Cleveland at New Orleans Noon Fox - Washington at Chicago 3:15 p.m. CBS - New England at San Diego 7:20 p.m. NBC - Minnesota at Green Bay

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is stopped after a first down run by LSU’s Kendrick Adams Saturday.


Newton shreds Tigers

7:30 p.m. ESPN - New York Giants at Dallas NFL preview/B6

on tV Noon ESPN - The Sprint Cup Series hits the paperclip better known as Martinsville for the Tums Fast Relief 500. Preview/B5


Mississippi College and former Hinds AHS running back rushed for 112 yards on 18 carries and two scores in a 4227 win over Howard Payne on Saturday. State roundup/B4

SIdElINES NFL still looking into Favre allegations

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL still is investigating allegations that Vikings quarterback Brett Favre sent lewd photos and inappropriate text messages to a New York Jets game hostess two years ago, with the door open to a conversation between the woman and league officials. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Friday the review is ongoing. “At this point we have not reached any conclusions,” Aiello said. “We will continue to pursue opportunities to speak with individuals that potentially have information.” Phil Reese, the manager for the former hostess, Jenn Sterger, told The Associated Press that she is “strongly considering” speaking with NFL officials conducting the probe. “We’re certainly headed in that direction,” added her lawyer, Joseph Conway. “We do have a dialogue with the NFL in terms of a potential meeting. There’s nothing definitive.”


La. Pick 3: 5-0-4 La. Pick 4: 7-9-7-1 Easy 5: 2-7-12-24-34 La. Lotto: 6-24-29-30-36-39

Powerball: 2-7-16-20-46 Powerball: 34; Power play: 4 Weekly results: B2

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Mississippi State running back LaDarius Perkins scores on a 4-yard pass for a touchdown after evading a tackle from UAB linebacker Greg Irvin (46) Saturday.

Bulldogs avoid the upset

Mississippi State dodges homecoming disaster to UAB By David Brandt AP sports writer STARKVILLE — Freshman LaDarius Perkins rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown as No. 24 Mississippi State survived an upset scare to beat Alabama-Birmingham 29-24 on Saturday night. Playing as a nationally ranked team for the first time since 2001, the Bulldogs won their fifth straight game, which is the program’s longest streak since 1999. They also earned bowl eligibility for the first time in three seasons and only the second time in a decade. But it wasn’t easy. For the second time this season, UAB (2-5) made a Southeastern Conference opponent sweat. The Blazers took a 24-23 lead with 10:16 left in the fourth quarter on

COllEgE FOOTBall Mississippi State 29, UAB 24

Records: MSU (6-2), UAB (2-5) The skinny: MSU’s LaDarius Perkins rushes for 131 yards Up next: Kentucky at Missippi State a 1-yard run by quarterback Bryan Ellis, who plowed through the right side of the line for the touchdown. But Mississippi State (6-2) responded with two field goals from Derek DePasquale — his fourth and fifth of the night — to help the Bulldogs regain the lead. With slightly less than two minutes remaining, UAB had a chance to drive for the

winning touchdown, but Pat Shed fumbled after a 31-yard kickoff return and the Bulldogs were able to run out the clock. The tight game shouldn’t have been a huge surprise. UAB nearly beat Tennessee earlier this season before falling 32-29 in double overtime. In its long-awaited return to the national rankings, Mississippi State was shaky, especially in the first half. UAB outgained the Bulldogs 207 yards to 103 and tied the game at 10 just before half halftime, drawing a smattering of boos from the 56,423 fans in attendance at Davis-Wade Stadium. The Bulldogs appeared to take control early in the third quarter, driving for a 17-10 lead on Perkins’ 2-yard touchdown run. But the Blazers showed their resil-

iency again, answering with Daniel Borne’s 2-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 17. Mississippi State was giving up just 16 points per game coming into Saturday’s game, which ranked third in the SEC, but struggled to contain the Blazers. Ellis completed 23 of 45 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown. Shed rushed for 69 yards. But the Bulldogs eventually wore UAB down. Perkins, who was filling in for injured starter Vick Ballard, broke free for a 51-yard run late in the fourth quarter during the Bulldogs’ final field goal drive. MSU quarterback Chris Relf completed 8 of 19 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 51 yards on 20 carries.

Arkansas snaps skid vs. Nutt, Ole Miss By The Associated Press FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas finally earned its first win over Houston Nutt, even if only a smattering of fans remained at the end to see it. The 21st-ranked Razorbacks snapped a two-game losing streak against Ole Miss and their old coach, getting 176 yards rushing and three touchdowns from Knile Davis in 38-24 win over the Rebels on Saturday. Nutt coached the Razorbacks (5-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) for 10 seasons before leaving for Ole Miss after the 2007 season. “People may say, ‘Well the players may not say anything, but deep down we know that’s how they feel,”’ said Arkansas senior tight end D.J. Williams, who

Arkansas 38, Ole Miss 24 Records: Ole Miss (3-4, 1-3), Arkansas (5-2, 2-2) The skinny: Hawgs zoom out to a 21-3 lead and hold on despite delays Up next: Ole Miss hosts Auburn played for Nutt as a freshman. “But that’s not the case at all. “We just needed to beat Ole Miss because they had beaten us the last two years.” The game was delayed twice in the second half by lightning, with the two weather delays totaling 89 minutes and causing most of the 73,619 in attendance to leave before it ended.

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Ole Miss running back Brandon Bolden eludes Arkansas See Rebels, Page B4. linebacker Freddy Burton Saturday.

By The Associated Press AUBURN, Ala. — Cam Newton and No. 5 Auburn are the last unbeaten team in the SEC. Not even LSU’s defense could slow them down. With Newton’s standard mix of power and elusiveness, a huge play from Onterio McCalebb and a stingy from Nick Fairley and the defense, Auburn survived for a 24-17 victory over No. 6 LSU on Saturday. The host Tigers (8-0, 5-0) are at the top of the SEC West and the league’s best chance to produce a fifth straight national champion. As for LSU (7-1, 4-1), those Tigers couldn’t slow down Newton and coach Les Miles’ latest gamble in an adventurous season backfired. The league’s best offense won a showdown versus the top defense hands down. The team’s 440 yards rushing was the most Auburn had ever rung up against an SEC defense. “Going into this game, we knew it was the No. 1 offense vs. the No. 1 defense, the clash of the Titans,” said Newton, who has already run for more yards than any other SEC quarterback. “There was licks I was taking from different people left and right. We knew that was going to be the case going into this game.” Newton’s record-setting performance was another impressive entry in his Heisman Trophy candidacy. He ran for 217 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries, and McCalebb sprinted 70 yards for the go-ahead score with 5:05 left. Newton broke the league’s single-season rushing mark for a quarterback of 1,006 yards by Auburn’s Jimmy Sidle in 1963 two-thirds through the season. He also topped Heisman winner Pat Sullivan’s 40-year-old school mark of 26 TDs rushing and passing in a season. Miles, meanwhile, stirred up late-game weirdness yet again, this time in defeat. He opted to go for it on fourth-and-6 from LSU’s 30 after calling timeout with 3:27 left. The Tigers still See LSU, Page B4.


Sunday, October 24, 2010.

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AUTO RACING Noon ESPN - NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series, Tums Fast Relief 500 GOLF 7:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Castello Masters 11 a.m. TGC - LPGA Malaysia (tape) 1 p.m. TGC - Nationwide Tour, Jacksonville Open 4 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open 7:30 p.m. TGC - Champions Tour, Administaff Small Business Classic(same-day tape)

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NASCAR Keselowski wins Nationwide race again MADISON, Ill. — Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Nationwide 5-Hour Energy 250 on Saturday, rolling past Reed Sorenson with two laps remaining at Gateway International Raceway. Keselowski, who has a large lead in the series standings, earned his sixth Nationwide victory of the season and No. 12 for his career. Mike Bliss finished second, followed by pole-sitter Justin Allgaier. Keselowski took on four tires during a pit stop with 10 laps remaining. The move paid off as he rallied from fifth place with five laps left. The Nationwide stop likely was the final race at Gateway. Dover Motorsports, owner of the track, has put the property up for sale and has not requested any racing dates for 2011. Keselowski has topped the series for 24 consecutive weeks. He has 26 top-10 finishes in 32 starts. Keselowski finished 14th in the July 17 Gateway race. He took the lead on the final lap by bumping Carl Edwards, who responded by wrecking Keselowski for the victory. The move added to some ill will between the drivers but Edwards shook Keselowski’s hand minutes after Saturday’s win. Danica Patrick finished 22nd. She spun into the wall after taking a slight bump from Steve Wallace on lap 190 of 200-lap event, causing the yellow that allowed Keselowski and Bliss to go to the pits. Patrick finished a career-best 21st last week in Charlotte. An 11-car wreck midway through the race forced nine cars to the garage. The red-flag delay lasted just over 20 minutes.

swimming US national swimmer dies in overseas race PHILADELPHIA — Fran Crippen, a medal-winning open-water swimmer on the U.S. national team, told his coach he wasn’t feeling well late in a race before he died in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday. The 26-year-old from a family of prominent swimmers in suburban Philadelphia was competing in the FINA Open Water 10-kilometer World Cup in Fujairah, south of Dubai, but failed to finish and was found in the water two hours later, according to Swimming World. The magazine said the water temperature was in the mid- to high80s, and several swimmers were treated for heat exhaustion after the race. Swimmers were the first to respond when Crippen failed to arrive at the finish. Several returned to the water to search for him and were soon followed by a dive team.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oct. 24 1943 — The Green Bay Packers grab nine interceptions, seven off Frank Sinkwich, in a 27-6 victory over the Detroit Lions. 1979 — San Diego’s Dan Fouts sets an NFL record with his fourth consecutive 300-yard game with 303 yards, but the Chargers lose 45-22 to the Oakland Raiders. 1994 — Atlanta’s Greg Maddux becomes the first pitcher to win three straight Cy Young Awards, unanimously sweeping the NL honor. 2007 — Boston sets a record for runs and victory margin in a World Series opener as the Red Sox flatten the Rockies 13-1. Boston finishes with 17 hits, becoming the first club to hit eight doubles in a Series game since 1925. Dustin Pedroia also becomes the second player to lead off the Series with a home run.

The AP Top 25 Fared Saturday

No. 1 Oregon (7-0) beat UCLA 60-13, Thursday. Next: at Southern Cal, Saturday, Oct. 30. No. 2 Boise State (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. Louisiana Tech, Tuesday, Oct. 26. No. 3 Oklahoma (6-1) lost to No. 18 Missouri 36-27. Next: vs. Colorado, Saturday. No. 4 TCU (8-0) beat Air Force 38-7. Next: at UNLV, Saturday. No. 5 Auburn (8-0) beat No. 6 LSU 24-17. Next: at Ole Miss, Saturday. No. 6 LSU (7-1) lost to No. 5 Auburn 24-17. Next: vs. No. 7 Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 6. No. 7 Alabama (7-1) beat Tennessee 41-10. Next: at No. 6 LSU, Saturday, Nov. 6. No. 8 Michigan State (8-0) beat Northwestern 35-27. Next: at No. 13 Iowa, Saturday. No. 9 Utah (7-0) beat Colorado State 59-6. Next: at Air Force, Saturday. No. 10 Wisconsin (7-1) beat No. 13 Iowa 31-30. Next: at Purdue, Saturday, Nov. 6. No. 11 Ohio State (7-1) beat Purdue 49-0. Next: at Minnesota, Saturday. No. 12 Stanford (6-1) beat Washington State 38-28. Next: at Washington, Saturday. No. 13 Iowa (5-2) lost to No. 10 Wisconsin 31-30. Next: at Indiana, Saturday. No. 14 Nebraska (6-1) beat No. 17 Oklahoma State 51-41. Next: vs. No. 18 Missouri, Saturday. No. 15 Arizona (5-1) vs. Washington. Next: at UCLA, Saturday. No. 16 Florida State (6-1) did not play. Next: at N.C. State, Thursday, Oct. 28. No. 17 Oklahoma State (6-1) lost to No. 14 Nebraska 51-41. Next: at Kansas State, Saturday. No. 18 Missouri (7-0) beat No. 3 Oklahoma 36-27. Next: at No. 14 Nebraska, Saturday. No. 19 South Carolina (5-2) beat Vanderbilt 21-7. Next: vs. Tennessee, Saturday. No. 20 West Virginia (5-2) lost to Syracuse 19-14. Next: at Connecticut, Friday, Oct. 29. No. 21 Arkansas (5-2) beat Ole Miss 38-24. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday. No. 22 Texas (4-3) lost to Iowa State 28-21. Next: vs. Baylor, Saturday. No. 23 Virginia Tech (6-2) beat Duke 44-7. Next: vs. Georgia Tech, Thursday, Nov. 4 No. 24 Mississippi State (6-2) beat UAB 29-24. Next: vs. Kentucky, Saturday. No. 25 Miami (5-2) beat North Carolina 33-10. Next: at Virginia, Saturday.

College Football Scores EAST

Brown 27, Cornell 14 Dartmouth 24, Columbia 21 Duquesne 21, Wagner 20 Fordham 14, Lafayette 10 Harvard 45, Princeton 28 Holy Cross 31, Colgate 24 Lehigh 32, Bucknell 10 Maine 28, Rhode Island 23 Maryland 24, Boston College 21 Monmouth, N.J. 19, St. Francis, Pa. 7 Navy 35, Notre Dame 17 New Hampshire 39, Massachusetts 13 Penn 27, Yale 20 Pittsburgh 41, Rutgers 21 Sacred Heart 33, Georgetown, D.C. 20 Syracuse 19, West Virginia 14 Temple 42, Buffalo 0 Villanova 14, James Madison 7

SOUTH Alabama 41, Tennessee 10 Alabama St. 24, Savannah St. 0 Appalachian St. 37, W. Carolina 14 Auburn 24, LSU 17 Bethune-Cookman 23, N.C. Central 10 Cent. Arkansas 31, Nicholls St. 7 Chattanooga 36, Furman 28 Clemson 27, Georgia Tech 13 East Carolina 37, Marshall 10 Florida A&M 17, Norfolk St. 13 Georgia 44, Kentucky 31 Georgia Southern 20, The Citadel 0 Grambling St. 35, MVSU 14 Jacksonville 56, Marist 14 Jacksonville St. 56, Austin Peay 3 Louisville 26, Connecticut 0 McNeese St. 13, SE Louisiana 10 Miami 33, North Carolina 10 Middle Tennessee 38, Louisiana-Monroe 10 Mississippi St. 29, UAB 24 Morgan St. 34, Delaware St. 24 N. Carolina A&T 52, Howard 32 Old Dominion 34, Georgia St. 20 Presbyterian 26, Gardner-Webb 24 Richmond 28, Towson 6 S. Carolina St. 10, Hampton 7 South Carolina 21, Vanderbilt 7 Stony Brook 38, Coastal Carolina 28 Tennessee Tech 21, Tennessee St. 10 UCF 41, Rice 14 VMI 34, Charleston Southern 16 Virginia 48, E. Michigan 21 Virginia Tech 44, Duke 7 W. Kentucky 54, Louisiana-Lafayette 21 William & Mary 17, Delaware 16 Wofford 28, Elon 21

MIDWEST Dayton 41, Campbell 23 Drake 42, Davidson 10 Illinois 43, Indiana 13 Kent St. 30, Bowling Green 6 Michigan St. 35, Northwestern 27 Missouri 36, Oklahoma 27 Missouri St. 31, W. Illinois 28 Morehead St. 21, Butler 20 Murray St. 38, E. Illinois 28 N. Dakota St. 27, Indiana St. 15 N. Illinois 33, Cent. Michigan 7 N. Iowa 42, Illinois St. 14 Ohio 34, Miami (Ohio) 13 Ohio St. 49, Purdue 0 Penn St. 33, Minnesota 21 S. Dakota St. 30, Youngstown St. 20 SE Missouri 40, E. Kentucky 21 Texas A&M 45, Kansas 10 Toledo 31, Ball St. 24 W. Michigan 56, Akron 10 Wisconsin 31, Iowa 30


Arkansas 37, Ole Miss 24 Arkansas St. 37, Florida Atlantic 16 Baylor 47, Kansas St. 42 Houston 45, SMU 20 Iowa St. 28, Texas 21 Nebraska 51, Oklahoma St. 41 Northwestern St. 16, Texas St. 3 Prairie View 30, Southern U. 16 Stephen F.Austin 31, Sam Houston St. 28 TCU 38, Air Force 7 Texas Southern 21, Jackson St. 18

FAR WEST BYU 25, Wyoming 20 Cal Poly 22, North Dakota 21 California 50, Arizona St. 17 E. Washington 28, Sacramento St. 24 Fresno St. 33, San Jose St. 18 Hawaii 45, Utah St. 7 Idaho 37, New Mexico St. 14 Montana 24, N. Arizona 21 Montana St. 37, N. Colorado 35 S. Utah 31, South Dakota 13 San Diego 30, Valparaiso 10 Stanford 38, Washington St. 28 Texas Tech 27, Colorado 24 Utah 59, Colorado St. 6 Weber St. 44, Portland St. 41


Mississippi Arkansas

0 3 7 14 — 24 14 7 3 14 — 38 First Quarter Ark—K.Davis 2 run (Hocker kick), 8:08. Ark—Childs 23 pass from Mallett (Hocker kick), 4:33. Second Quarter Ark—Adams 97 punt return (Hocker kick), 6:02. Miss—FG Rose 22, 1:40. Third Quarter Ark—FG Hocker 46, 11:16. Miss—Logan 18 pass from Masoli (Rose kick), 10:30.

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Fourth Quarter Miss—Summers 43 pass from Masoli (Rose kick), 11:39. Ark—K.Davis 71 run (Hocker kick), 11:11. Miss—Summers 22 pass from Masoli (Rose kick), 9:04. Ark—K.Davis 22 run (Hocker kick), 7:15. A—73,619. ——— Miss Ark First downs................................21........................16 Rushes-yards.....................42-185.................27-197 Passing....................................327......................267 Comp-Att-Int..................... 21-36-0............... 16-29-1 Return Yards.............................64......................144 Punts-Avg............................7-50.9..................7-41.7 Fumbles-Lost............................2-2.......................1-1 Penalties-Yards......................8-55.....................8-55 Time of Possession.............36:11...................23:49 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Mississippi, Masoli 15-98, J.Scott 11-62, Bolden 11-9, Grandy 1-7, R.Scott 2-7, Breaux 1-1, Herman 1-1. Arkansas, K.Davis 22-176, Wingo 2-27, B.Green 1-1, Mallett 2-(minus 7). PASSING—Mississippi, Masoli 21-36-0-327. Arkansas, Mallett 13-24-1-196, Wilson 3-5-0-71. RECEIVING—Mississippi, Logan 5-84, Harris 4-53, Bolden 4-31, Summers 3-104, Grandy 2-29, Contartesi 1-18, Greer 1-5, Allen 1-3. Arkansas, Childs 4-45, D.Williams 2-55, Adams 2-49, Hamilton 2-46, J.Wright 2-40, K.Davis 2-19, Horton 1-20, Wingo 1-(minus 7).


MISS. ST. 29, UAB 24

UAB Mississippi St.

3 7 7 7 — 24 7 3 10 9 — 29 First Quarter UAB—FG Zahn 18, 6:05. MSSt—Perkins 4 pass from Relf (DePasquale kick), 2:15. Second Quarter MSSt—FG DePasquale 29, 8:42. UAB—Jones 2 pass from Ellis (Zahn kick), :10. Third Quarter MSSt—Perkins 2 run (DePasquale kick), 12:23. UAB—Borne 2 run (Zahn kick), 10:00. MSSt—FG DePasquale 29, 7:09. Fourth Quarter MSSt—FG DePasquale 43, 14:05. UAB—Ellis 1 run (Zahn kick), 10:16. MSSt—FG DePasquale 39, 6:53. MSSt—FG DePasquale 28, 1:48. A—56,423. ——— UAB MSSt First downs................................24........................18 Rushes-yards.....................33-118.................53-271 Passing....................................236......................107 Comp-Att-Int..................... 23-45-0................. 8-19-0 Return Yards...............................2........................14 Punts-Avg............................6-35.7..................5-36.6 Fumbles-Lost............................3-3.......................0-0 Penalties-Yards......................6-65...................11-78 Time of Possession.............26:54...................33:06 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—UAB, Shed 16-69, Brooks 6-28, Borne 6-11, Hearn 1-5, Ellis 4-5. Mississippi St., Perkins 18-131, Relf 20-51, Bumphis 4-30, Heavens 4-26, Carr 2-23, Elliott 4-12, Team 1-(minus 2). PASSING—UAB, Ellis 23-45-0-236. Mississippi St., Relf 8-19-0-107. RECEIVING—UAB, Forrest 5-58, Hearn 5-51, Jones 4-66, Ja.Williams 3-30, Shed 2-16, Borne 2-10, Brooks 1-4, Anderson 1-1. Mississippi St., Heavens 2-44, Clark 2-28, Henderson 2-23, C.Smith 1-8, Perkins 1-4.


Jackson St. Texas Southern

7 0 0 11 — 18 0 0 14 7 — 21 First Quarter JcSt—Hoskins 32 interception return (R.Gallagher kick), 12:19. Third Quarter TxSo—Nelson 12 run (Hersh kick), 11:26. TxSo—Wright 7 run (Hersh kick), 4:06. Fourth Quarter JcSt—FG R.Gallagher 32, 10:38. TxSo—Nelson 1 run (Hersh kick), 6:24. JcSt—Wilder 10 pass from Therriault (Rollins pass from Therriault), 1:51. A—8,767. ——— JcSt TxSo First downs................................17........................19 Rushes-yards..................... 21-(-6).................60-295 Passing....................................256........................62 Comp-Att-Int..................... 18-48-1................. 5-19-1 Return Yards.............................32........................36 Punts-Avg............................8-30.0..................5-33.8 Fumbles-Lost............................1-1.......................4-3 Penalties-Yards..................11-147.................15-153 Time of Possession.............24:37...................35:23 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Jackson St., Moreland 6-15, B.Lee 6-9, Je.Smith 1-0, Therriault 8-(minus 30). Texas Southern, Wright 26-139, Nelson 16-115, Gilbert 6-24, Jefferson 6-23, Newsome 1-2, Warren 3-(minus 2), Team 2-(minus 6). PASSING—Jackson St., Therriault 18-48-1-256. Texas Southern, Nelson 5-19-1-62. RECEIVING—Jackson St., Wilder 8-75, Mayes 3-88, Richardson 3-47, Rollins 2-35, Moreland 1-7, Drewery 1-4. Texas Southern, Davis 2-39, Osborne 1-17, Warren 1-5, Newsome 1-1.


LSU Auburn

3 7 0 7 — 17 7 3 7 7 — 24 First Quarter Aub—Newton 1 run (Byrum kick), 5:32. LSU—FG Jasper 48, 1:47. Second Quarter Aub—FG Byrum 42, 12:30. LSU—Jefferson 2 run (Jasper kick), :15. Third Quarter Aub—Newton 49 run (Byrum kick), 11:10. Fourth Quarter LSU—Randle 39 pass from Ware (Jasper kick), 12:16. Aub—McCalebb 70 run (Byrum kick), 5:05. A—87,451. ——— LSU Aub First downs................................18........................25 Rushes-yards.....................37-115.................52-440 Passing....................................128........................86 Comp-Att-Int..................... 16-30-1............... 10-16-0 Return Yards.............................18........................33 Punts-Avg............................6-50.3..................3-37.3 Fumbles-Lost............................2-0.......................1-1 Penalties-Yards......................4-24.....................7-45 Time of Possession.............27:47...................32:13 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—LSU, Jefferson 16-74, Ridley 12-37, Shepard 1-9, Ware 1-2, Murphy 2-2, Ford 2-1, J.Lee 3-(minus 10). Auburn, Newton 28-217, Dyer 15-100, McCalebb 4-84, Fannin 3-29, Zachery 1-12, Team 1-(minus 2). PASSING—LSU, J.Lee 8-14-0-43, Jefferson 7-141-46, Ware 1-1-0-39, Team 0-1-0-0. Auburn, Newton 10-16-0-86. RECEIVING—LSU, Randle 6-73, Shepard 5-20, Toliver 3-25, D.Peterson 1-7, Murphy 1-3. Auburn, Adams 3-33, Zachery 3-27, McCalebb 1-17, Lutzenkirchen 1-6, Fannin 1-5, Burns 1-(minus 2).


Alabama Tennessee

3 10 21 7 — 7 3 0 0 — First Quarter Tenn—Poole 59 run (Palardy kick), 8:44. Ala—FG Shelley 36, 4:04. Second Quarter Ala—McElroy 1 run (Shelley kick), 14:42. Ala—FG Shelley 42, :52. Tenn—FG Palardy 33, :00. Third Quarter Ala—Ingram 1 run (Shelley kick), 13:20.

Ala—Richardson 65 run (Shelley kick), 8:26. Ala—Ingram 1 run (Shelley kick), :57. Fourth Quarter Ala—Richardson 5 pass from McCarron (Foster kick), 7:40. A—102,455. ——— Ala Tenn First downs................................24........................19 Rushes-yards.....................34-210.................30-159 Passing....................................326......................156 Comp-Att-Int..................... 24-35-0............... 17-36-2 Return Yards.............................16..........................0 Punts-Avg............................2-47.0..................6-48.2 Fumbles-Lost............................0-0.......................1-0 Penalties-Yards......................5-52.....................5-48 Time of Possession.............32:00...................28:00 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Alabama, Richardson 12-119, Ingram 14-88, McCarron 1-4, Goode 2-4, Fowler 2-3, Team 1-(minus 2), McElroy 2-(minus 6). Tennessee, Poole 14-117, Neal 6-36, Simms 3-8, D.Rogers 1-3, Moore 1-2, Jones 2-(minus 2), Bray 3-(minus 5). PASSING—Alabama, McElroy 21-32-0-264, McCarron 3-3-0-62. Tennessee, Simms 12-22-1-117, Bray 5-14-1-39. RECEIVING—Alabama, J.Jones 12-221, Maze 4-73, Hanks 3-10, Dial 1-11, Richardson 1-5, M.Williams 1-4, Alexander 1-3, Ingram 1-(minus 1). Tennessee, Jones 7-52, Stocker 3-26, Neal 2-29, D.Rogers 2-19, Rivera 1-16, Poole 1-8, Z.Rogers 1-6.

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14 14 6 10 — 44 3 7 7 14 — 31 First Quarter Geo—Ealey 3 run (Walsh kick), 11:57. Ky—FG McIntosh 41, 5:14. Geo—Boykin 100 kickoff return (Walsh kick), 4:57. Second Quarter Geo—Ealey 2 run (Walsh kick), 13:04. Geo—Ealey 2 run (Walsh kick), 6:47. Ky—King 35 pass from Hartline (McIntosh kick), 1:09. Third Quarter Geo—Ealey 2 run (kick failed), 11:05. Ky—King 22 pass from Hartline (McIntosh kick), :41. Fourth Quarter Geo—Ealey 1 run (Walsh kick), 13:53. Ky—Matthews 39 pass from Hartline (Roark pass from Cobb), 10:52. Geo—FG Walsh 30, 2:47. Ky—Sanders 9 pass from Hartline (pass failed), 1:23. A—70,884. ——— Geo Ky First downs................................13........................22 Rushes-yards.....................39-177...................31-70 Passing....................................113......................353 Comp-Att-Int....................... 9-12-0............... 27-43-1 Return Yards...............................0..........................0 Punts-Avg............................3-50.7..................1-47.0 Fumbles-Lost............................1-1.......................3-3 Penalties-Yards......................4-28.....................3-21 Time of Possession.............27:55...................32:05 ——— INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Georgia, Ealey 28-157, Thomas 6-12, A.Murray 3-7, Chapas 1-1, Team 1-0. Kentucky, Sanders 16-79, Russell 7-13, Allen 1-2, Team 1-0, Hartline 6-(minus 24). PASSING—Georgia, A.Murray 9-12-0-113. Kentucky, Hartline 27-43-1-353. RECEIVING—Georgia, Green 6-86, Wooten 2-15, T.King 1-12. Kentucky, Sanders 7-77, Cobb 7-45, Matthews 4-83, King 3-88, Aumiller 3-39, Robinson 2-9, Roark 1-12.


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L T Pct PF PA 2 0 .600 88 138 2 0 .600 98 97 3 0 .500 103 113 5 0 .167 93 139 ——— Sunday’s Games Buffalo at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Kansas City, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Carolina, 1 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 4:15 p.m. New England at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Open: Indianapolis, N.Y. Jets, Detroit, Houston Monday’s Games N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

MLB League championship series American League

Oct. 15: New York 6, Texas 5 Oct. 16: Texas 7, New York 2 Oct. 18: Texas 8, New York 0 Oct. 19: Texas 10, New York 3 Oct. 20: New York 7, Texas 2 Friday: Texas 6, New York 1, Texas wins series 4-2

National League

Oct. 27 Texas at San Francisco, 6:57 p.m. Oct. 28 Texas at San Francisco, 6:57 p.m. Oct. 30 San Francisco at Texas, 5:57 p.m.

NASCAR Nationwide-5-hour Energy 250 Results Saturday At Gateway International Raceway Madison, Ill. Lap length: 1.25 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (20) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 200 laps, 131.8 rating, 190 points. 2. (4) Mike Bliss, Chevy, 200, 120.5, 175. 3. (1) Justin Allgaier, Dodge, 200, 140.4, 175. 4. (26) Jason Leffler, Toyota, 200, 103.5, 160. 5. (11) Carl Edwards, Ford, 200, 116.3, 155. 6. (10) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 200, 99.4, 155. 7. (6) Josh Wise, Chevy, 200, 103, 151. 8. (12) Brad Coleman, Toyota, 200, 96.3, 142. 9. (2) Paul Menard, Ford, 200, 90.7, 138. 10. (24) Jeremy Clements, Chevy, 200, 85.6, 139. 11. (8) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 200, 100.1, 130. 12. (7) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 199, 109.7, 127. 13. (19) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 199, 84.7, 124. 14. (15) Brian Scott, Ford, 199, 76.4, 121. 15. (18) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 199, 84.5, 118. 16. (40) Mike Wallace, Chevy, 198, 58.9, 115. 17. (13) Drew Herring, Ford, 198, 71.5, 112. 18. (39) Morgan Shepherd, Chevy, 198, 53.2, 109. 19. (25) Brandon McReynolds, Dodge, 196, 48.4, 106. 20. (42) Peyton Sellers, Chevy, 195, 46.5, 103. 21. (27) Michael Annett, Toyota, 195, 64.9, 100. 22. (41) Danica Patrick, Chevy, 183, 52.6, 97. 23. (14) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 164, 55.6, 94. 24. (3) Matt DiBenedetto, Toyota, engine, 161, 81.4, 91. 25. (29) Jeff Green, Chevy, 157, 48.5, 88. 26. (16) Brendan Gaughan, Toyota, 150, 72.6, 85. 27. (21) Shelby Howard, Chevy, 138, 52.8, 82. 28. (31) Joe Nemechek, Chevy, engine, 110, 52.7, 79. 29. (38) Tony Raines, Chevy, accident, 103, 60.5, 76. 30. (37) Michael McDowell, Dodge, accident, 103, 45.3, 73. 31. (9) Brad Sweet, Toyota, accident, 103, 62.1, 70. 32. (32) Scott Wimmer, Toyota, accident, 102, 69.2, 67. 33. (5) Sean Caisse, Ford, accident, 102, 66.9, 64. 34. (34) Antonio Perez, Chevy, accident, 72, 52.1, 61. 35. (35) Tim Andrews, Ford, brakes, 29, 42.7, 58. 36. (23) Chase Miller, Chevy, brakes, 15, 39.2, 55. 37. (36) Johnny Chapman, Chevy, ignition.4, 39.1, 52. 38. (43) Andy Ponstein, Dodge, rear gear, 2, 41.1, 49. 39. (22) Kevin Lepage, Toyota, vibration, 2, 39.5, 46. 40. (30) Carl Long, Dodge, electrical, 2, 37.8, 43. 41. (28) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, engine, 1, 36.5, 40. 42. (17) Danny O’Quinn Jr., Chevy, brakes, 1, 34.9, 37. 43. (33) Kevin Hamlin, Chevy, brakes, 1, 33.4, 34. ——— Nationwide Points 1. Brad Keselowski.......................................... 5,144 2. Carl Edwards............................................... 4,659 3. Kyle Busch................................................... 4,439 4. Justin Allgaier.............................................. 4,278 5. Paul Menard................................................ 4,067 6. Kevin Harvick............................................... 3,902 7. Trevpr Bayne............................................... 3,633 8. Jason Leffler................................................ 3,593 9. Joey Logano................................................ 3,557 10. Steve Wallace............................................ 3,554

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After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Martinsville Speedway Ridgeway, Va. Lap length: .526 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 97.018. 2. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 97.003. 3. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 96.988. 4. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevy, 96.973. 5. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevy, 96.959. 6. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevy, 96.889. 7. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 96.835. 8. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 96.825. 9. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 96.696. 10. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 96.686. 11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 96.666. 12. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 96.657. 13. (78) Regan Smith, Chevy, 96.622. 14. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 96.607. 15. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 96.583. 16. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 96.479. 17. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevy, 96.46. 18. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevy, 96.366. 19. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 96.352. 20. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 96.342. 21. (5) Mark Martin, Chevy, 96.244. 22. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 96.229. 23. (09) Bobby Labonte, Chevy, 96.19. 24. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 96.166. 25. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 96.136. 26. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 96.132. 27. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 96.107. 28. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 96.024. 29. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 95.888. 30. (64) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 95.888. 31. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 95.859. 32. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 95.767. 33. (83) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 95.685. 34. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevy, 95.675. 35. (9) Aric Almirola, Ford, 95.641. 36. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 95.521. 37. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 95.208. 38. (26) Ken Schrader, Ford, 95.098. 39. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 94.78. 40. (34) Tony Raines, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (7) Kevin Conway, Toyota, Owner Points. 42. (71) Hermie Sadler, Chevy, Owner Points. 43. (81) J.J. Yeley, Dodge, 94.855.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-3-4 La. Pick 4: 5-8-1-5 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-4-4 La. Pick 4: 0-8-7-3 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-8-3 La. Pick 4: 7-8-2-9 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-8-7 La. Pick 4: 1-7-5-0 Easy 5: 7-26-30-35-36 La. Lotto: 6-10-22-26-28-32 Powerball: 7-17-20-39-59 Powerball: 17; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-2-1 La. Pick 4: 5-2-7-4 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-2-6 La. Pick 4: 1-5-3-5 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-0-4 La. Pick 4: 7-9-7-1 Easy 5: 2-7-12-24-34 La. Lotto: 6-24-29-30-36-39 Powerball: 2-7-16-20-46 Powerball: 34; Power play: 4

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


The sights, sounds and smells of fall I reckon it was the longest, hottest summer on record which caused it, but fall has fell about as suddenly as I ever recall. ‘Course, my recaller ain’t what it used to be either, I’ll admit. Yet the sassafras thickets on the ditchbanks and treelines went from green to being that beautiful burnt orange all over, just overnight it seems like. No individual leaves showing off atall. Most of the sumac and poison oak did the same number, turning from green to red. The persimmons have added their brilliant yellow to the calliope of color we’re treated to, then the sweetgums are chiming in with their multi-hued — but mainly purple this fall — changes. Now is the time to drive or hike around and pick out your sassafras thickets to harvest for roots to make tea with when they dry on top of the refrigerator, or to clip the saplings to smoke your venison, wild turkeys and dead pigmeat on the grill. A wild turkey or hindquarter slow-smoked over sassafras coals all day and half the night will turn red an inch into the meat, and you cannot beat the taste. Nor can you beat the smell

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when it comes into the kitchen hot off the grill. I have long been medically under-tall, and it’s always seemed like I could gain five pounds by just inhaling, before I ever cut into the meat when it’s smoked thataway. I was all the way out in the pasture last Saturday, piling up limbs for the first bonfire with the grandsons, when I suddenly stopped and sniffed like a bird dog. Following my nose, I went straight to the kitchen, where Betsy was finishing making some pepper jelly — to die for, spread lightly on the aforementioned pork loin. She also had some sweet potato pies cooling on the counter, adding that hint of nutmeg to the aroma of the Brownspur fall air. Fall smells: woodsmoke, ripe muscadines and possum grapes, burnt gun powder, the ginger lillies out at Betsy’s High Place, the peppery scent of ragweeds down in the

Mammy Grudge, the persimmons that busted when they dropped — all those combined with the aromas seeping from the kitchen to make me aware once again that we are so blessed to live out here in rural Mississippi in America. The air finally turned crisp, hopefully to stay, and at night a screech owl serenades us to sleep from the persimmon grove across the driveway. He or she is doubtless a descendant of one of our family owls. I wish Monfred the Red Baron had lived to pass along his genes, but the rare red-phase little owl never recovered from a collision with an automobile window that left one eye blood-covered. He later passed away from his head injury. Major, the great horned owl that Adam rehabbed from another head injury, still sits almost nightly in one of the oaks or cottonwoods behind the house and calls out to us in his low-key speaking voice, although he can get fired up and give that raucous squawk or that two-mile hoot when he’s of a mind to. A pack of coyotes silenced the screech owl the other night, the first we’ve heard in months, although the family of red wolves in Rick’s thick woods a half-mile south

of the Mammy Grudge still howl to each other on a regular basis. Someone’s hound — not a beagle; it sounded more like a bluetick — has been paying us a sonorous visit from the other side of the canal, running rabbits early a couple of mornings a week. The hawks and kites have flocked in as usual for the harvest season, and I hear their shrill cries from so high up that I can hardly spot them in the clear blue sky. I called Betsy out just the other day to show her a cloud — it had been so long since we’d actually seen one. When has it been so dry and hot for so long? Well, sooner or later, the weather will change, and the sweet smell of rain will wash away the dust smell from the air, as well as clear the smoke and dust from the atmosphere so we can better see the moon and stars at night. On my nightly patrols for armadillos and skunks, sometimes I’d swear that I can actually smell Venus. Ain’t it nice, around these parts? What do city folks do?

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

NBA fans suffer from Heat fatigue By The Associated Press LeBron James will suit up in black next week, making his transformation complete. In several NBA cities, he is now a bad guy. After signing James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, the Miami Heat should be one of the league’s best teams, and certainly its most divisive. Some fans can’t get enough of the potential powerhouse, others already are suffering from Heat exhaustion. “I think Miami fans have high expectations and want to see their team win and I think fans of other teams want to see them crash and burn. I think that’s normal,” ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy said. There’s more of it with this team, though. Their unprecedented free agent haul received unprecedented media coverage, a large amount focused on how James let the world know he was leaving Cleveland. He invited the “haters” to send comments to his Twitter page this week and received some racially insensitive comments. He was booed during a preseason game in Atlanta, but that’s nothing compared to what he’ll hear when he shows up the first time in Cleveland, and probably New York and

nBa Chicago, too. Van Gundy expects all the lingering free agency drama to end once the regular season opens. But Miami’s players don’t think Heat hatred will stop just because the games have started. “It may be dying down for us, but teams and players are still getting asked questions and they’re still taking hits at us. And that’s OK,” James said. “From a basketball standpoint, we understand what we have in this locker room and in this franchise. So we just have to be able to tune out everyone’s comments and what they’re saying and just try to get better.” James has been one of basketball’s most popular players since the moment he entered the league as the No. 1 pick in 2003. He arrived with a good story line: the kid from Akron who got to stay home and turn Ohio’s team into one of the NBA’s best. He decided it was time to leave this summer, understandable since he appears to have a better chance to win titles in Miami than he ever had in Cleveland. But he chose to announce his departure on an ESPN special titled “The Decision,” a one-hour

show that drew nearly unanimous criticism and ruined some goodwill it took years to build. People couldn’t comprehend why James would humiliate his home fans so publicly, and he could only watch as one burned a No. 23 Cavaliers jersey in the street. “Listen, I don’t get all the hatred — anywhere,” Boston coach Doc Rivers said. “I guess the press conference had a little bit to do with that.” Rivers’ team put together a superstar trio three years ago when it acquired Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in separate trades, pairing them with Paul Pierce. The Celtics stormed through the league to great fanfare and were largely a popular champion everywhere outside Los Angeles. All three were veterans who’d never been close to a title, and Garnett in particular was well respected for how hard he fought for years in Minnesota. Rivers guessed the difference between his team and the Heat was that the Celtics built their team by trades instead of free agency, but Allen wasn’t sure why Boston enjoyed a level of adoration that seems to be eluding Miami. “I think people love the underdog and people love the story line. They love to see the

guys that fought hard to get to that point want to win something. People love that Hollywood ending,” Allen said. “So I don’t know, I think their story has yet to be told. Obviously a lot happened over the summertime, but for us, so much drama now in the NBA that we all appreciate because there’s no telling who could win.” James never told the Cavaliers he was leaving until the night of “The Decision,” and Bosh similarly was vilified for largely breaking off communication with his Toronto Raptors. And while there’s anger over the way the Heat were built, there’s no doubt they are good for business. is devoting additional coverage to Miami through its “Heat Index” page, and Commissioner David Stern expects the Heat to be playing before full houses on the road. And if they are the bad guys, so be it, since Stern said recently somebody has to be. “You know, I grew up in 1985 as commissioner when the Celtics had four or five Hall of Fame players and the Lakers had the same,” Stern said. “There is always, and if you lived outside of L.A., the Lakers were the bad guys, or if you lived outside of Boston, the Celtics were the bad guys.”

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

Vicksburg Catholic “A” Club scramble The Vicksburg Catholic School “A” Club will host a golf scramble fundraiser for athletic programs at Clear Creek Golf Course on Oct. 29. Shotgun start is at 10 a.m. and the cost is $400 per team and $100 for individuals. There will be awards per flight, closest to the pin, longest drive and door prizes. For registration and information, call Donna Ingram at 601-529-9014.

Madison Parish adult basketball The Madison Parish Sheriff’s Department is looking for teams to play in its adult basketball league. For

information, call Lt. Robert Thompson at 318-574-3130 or 318-341-1029.

Riggs to headline Jackson MMA card Vicksburg native Jeremiah Riggs will be on the card for the Strike Force MMA event on Nov. 19 in Jackson. The event will be at the new Convention Center Complex on Pascagoula Street, and will be televised live on Showtime. Tickets range from $25 to $100, and are available by calling 601-529-5752.

Arrowhead junior golf tournament The Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour’s Quail Hollow Junior Classic will be held in McComb on Nov. 13 and 14. The two-day, 36-hole tournament is open to players ages 12-18, and is ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard. Deadline to register is Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. To register, call 504-289-8514, or enter online at www.arrowheadjgt. com.

Clear Creek Ladies weekly golf report On Oct. 15 and 16 the Ladies

of Clear Creek hosted their annual club championship. The low gross club champion was Karen Carroll, and the low net champion was Connie Kegerreis. Other flight winners were Carroll, Wanda Caruthers, Carol Roberson, Linda McHann and Shara Heusinger in the championship flight; Kegerreis, Sandy Russell, Theresa Ford, Mary May and Alice Jean Dortch in the first flight; and Linda Moss, Ann Farren, Sherron Aultman, Vi Krisker and Charlotte Crist in the second flight. Chip-ins were made by Moss, Russell, Kegerreis, Vi Krisker, Heusinger and Roberson.

PCA alumni basketball game Porters Chapel Academy will host an alumni basket-

ball game on Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students, and there will be both a men’s and women’s game. All proceeds benefit the PCA basketball program. Former players interested in participating should call the school office at 601-638-3733.


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Pearl addresses NCAA violations by Tennessee KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl said details of NCAA violations made public in a letter released Friday were not new to him or investigators. The university on Friday released a Sept. 9 letter from athletics director Mike Hamilton informing Pearl his contract would be terminated because he knowingly violated NCAA rules. “Everything we’re dealing with is stuff that we’ve known about for a long time,” Pearl said. The letter states Pearl told men’s basketball recruits and their families that a visit to his home for a team cookout would be an NCAA violation. He also told the recruits and their families he would not tell anyone about the violation and asked that they not tell anyone. Tennessee is under investigation by the NCAA because of that encounter and because of other potential violations, including excessive phone calls made by Pearl and his staff to recruits and coaches signing off on official visits made by recruits to Knoxville that were longer than allowed by the NCAA. Hamilton punished Pearl after the coach acknowledged misleading NCAA investigators about the cookout he hosted by docking his salary by $1.5 million over four seasons and banning him from off-campus recruiting for a year. “This is something that we’re going to have to get through,” Pearl said. “We’ll ha e our time in front of the hav (NCAA) Committee on Infractions when the time comes, we’ll deal with the challenges. I think this will die down. Pretty much everything that I know and that we know is out there.” During a June 14 interview, Pearl denied to investigators that a photo of him and recruit Aaron Craft was made at his home and claimed not to know the identity of a woman in the photo. He later informed the NCAA, Hamilton and University of Tennessee Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek that

College BasketBall the photo was taken at his home and that the woman was the wife of longtime assistant Jason Shay. Pearl also acknowledged Bruce Pearl phoning the father of one of the prospects who attended the Sept. 20, 2008, cookout both before and after his June 14 interview to “remind” him that he and his son had chosen to attend. “At the very least, your calls to the father created the appearance that you were trying to influence the father’s statements to the NCAA,” Hamilton wrote in the letter. One of the other prospects who attended the cookout is current Tennessee freshman guard Jordan McRae. The Midway, Ga., native has not yet been cleared by the NCAA to play for the Volunteers, but he has been allowed to practice with the team. “Based on the facts described (in the letter), Chancellor Cheek and I have determined that you engaged in gross misconduct, including dishonesty and other acts involving intolerable behavior,” Hamilton wrote in the letter. “As a result, the university is terminating your employment agreement for adequate cause.” Pearl’s employment contract was officially terminated on Oct. 8. Hamilton said lawyers are working to finalize a new contract for Pearl which will reflect his lowered salary, but until then Pearl is working as an “at-will” employee and could be fired or resign at any time without penalty. “I am so committed to being here, and I want to be here this year and I want to be here for a long, long time,” Pearl said. “I think the university feels the same way, and I really appreciate our fans continuing to reach out their support.”


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Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

Alabama blasts Vols with late surge Pearl River sinks Hinds playoff hopes By The Associated Press

Trent Richardson’s 65-yard touchdown run and 5-yard touchdown reception were part of 28 unanswered secondhalf points as No. 7 Alabama beat Tennessee 41-10 on Saturday night. Julio Jones set a single-game school record with 221 yards on 12 catches for the Crimson Tide (7-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference), which got its fourth straight win over Tennessee for the first time since 1992. Tennessee was a 16 1/2-point underdog, as it was a year ago when Alabama needed to block a 44-yard field goal attempt by the Vols as time expired to preserve its 12-10 victory. The Vols (2-5, 0-4) seemed ready to pressure the Crimson Tide again, this time under first-year coach Derek Dooley, who was facing former boss Nick Saban for the first time. Dooley was part of Saban’s coaching staff for seven seasons at LSU and the Miami Dolphins. Alabama, which has won 22 straight over unranked opponents, came out of halftime with only a 13-10 lead after a sluggish first half. The Tide wasted no time in the third quarter, getting three straight first downs on its opening drive before Mark Ingram pushed the ball 1 yard for the touchdown for a 20-10 lead. The Vols took a lesson from South Carolina and Mississippi, who successfully limited the Crimson Tide’s running game, by blitzing and pressuring McElroy, but the effort wore down a team plagued by a lack of depth. McElroy completed 21 of 32 for 264 yards, mostly to Jones. Richardson and Ingram had just 91 yards rushing at halftime, but added 96 yards on the ground in the third quarter, including Richardson’s touchdown and a pair of 1-yard scoring runs by Ingram. Richardson finished with 119 yards on 12 carries, and Ingram had 88 yards on 14 runs. For their part, the Volunteers had a few shots to keep the game competitive in the second half. Matt Simms led a long drive that eventually stalled at the Alabama 35 after three straight run plays, and Michael Palardy missed a 52-yard field goal attempt that could have cut the Crimson Tide’s lead to a touchdown. Simms drove the Vols the length of the field when they got the ball back after Richardson’s touchdown, but Robert Lester stepped in front of a would-be touchdown pass to Gerald Jones and took the ball to the Vols 20. Simms was also taken to the ground by Don’ta Hightower on that play and

From staff reports After winning two straight and finding itself right in the middle of the state playoff hunt, Hinds Community College slipped in the South division standings after a 37-19 loss to Pearl River Community College on Saturday. The loss dropped the Eagles to 5-3 overall and 2-3 in the South division. Pearl River improved to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the South. Pearl River got on the board first, as Beau Underwood drilled a 29-yard field goal with 12:43 to go in the first quarter, in what proved to be a shootout for the first 15 minutes. Hinds took a 6-3 lead with just over two minutes to go in the first, when sophomore quarterback Anthony Sheppard connected with sophomore wide receiver Dylan Davis on a 27-yard touchdown pass. The Hinds point after

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Alabama running back Trent Richardson leaps as he’s stopped by Tennessee’s Nick Reveiz (56) and Austin Johnson (40) Saturday. Alabama won 41-10.

College Football never returned to the game. Simms finished 12 for 22 for 117 yards and an interception, but no touchdowns. Tennessee got the first score for the first time since the Vols’ 17-13 win in 2004. Tauren Poole found a gaping hole in the line and ran 59 yards to the end zone with 8:44 left in the first quarter. Poole finished with 117 yards on the ground, becoming the first player to rush for more than 100 yards against Alabama since Ole Miss running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for 131 on Oct. 13, 2007.

Georgia 44, Kentucky 31 Washaun Ealey set a school record with five rushing touchdowns as surging Georgia pounded Kentucky 44-31 on Saturday. The Bulldogs (4-4, 3-3 SEC) forced the mistake-prone Wildcats into four turnovers — converting them into 17 points — to win their third straight. Ealey finished with a season-high 157 yards on 28 carries before getting banged up late in the fourth quarter. His five rushing scores broke the school record of four, set most recently by former running back Robert Edwards in 1997. Ealey also matched Edwards’

record for total touchdowns in a game set in 1995 against South Carolina. Kentucky (4-4, 1-4) outgained Georgia 423-290 but couldn’t overcome another shaky first half. Mike Hartline threw for 353 yards and four touchdowns but Kentucky’s mistakes often set the Bulldogs up with a short field. Only once did the Bulldogs start a touchdown drive on their side of midfield. They didn’t have to as the Wildcats kept finding ways to selfdestruct. Three of Kentucky’s four turnovers came in its own territory, and early gambles on fourth down and an onside kick didn’t work. Instead, they turned into points for the quickly improving Bulldogs, who are averaging 42.6 points during their current three-game run. Georgia plays rival Florida in Jacksonville next week. Freshman quarterback Aaron Murray was a pedestrian 9-of-12 for 113 yards and no touchdowns for Georgia, but didn’t turn it over either. It was too easy to hand the ball off to Ealey, who gashed the Wildcats with regularity.

South Carolina 21, Vanderbilt 7 Steve Spurrier always seems to have something up his sleeve. This time, it was ... his third-team tailback?

With star freshman Marcus Lattimore out and his offense sputtering again, the South Carolina coach turned to Brian Maddox to avoid another embarrassing outcome against Vanderbilt. The senior answered with a careerhigh 146 yards and the gameclinching touchdown to lead the No. 19 Gamecocks to a difficult 21-7 win over the Commodores on Saturday night, giving Spurrier his 40th win with South Carolina. “I was just putting it in slowmo,” Maddox said. “That really helped me. Once I saw the hole, I jetted in it so fast and hard and powerful.” The victory snapped South Carolina’s seven-game Southeastern Conference road losing streak that dated back to 2008 and more importantly put the Gamecocks (5-2, 3-2) in first place in the SEC East. Spurrier once dominated Vanderbilt when he coached at Florida, but has struggled with the Commodores since moving to Columbia, where he’s 40-40. The Gamecocks needed a fourth-quarter touchdown to beat Vanderbilt 14-10 last season and with Lattimore out South Carolina continued to struggle in the series. It had lost two of the last three to Vanderbilt (2-5, 1-3) and another loss to the Commodores would have been disastrous with the division title a realistic goal.

Jackson State falls to Texas Southern From staff, wire reports Marcus Wright ran for 139 yards and a touchdown and Arvell Nelson added 115 rushing yards and two scores as Texas Southern held off Jackson State 21-18 Saturday. Wright rushed 26 times while Nelson scored on a 12-yard run and a 1-yarder and passed for 62 yards. Texas Southern (4-3, 4-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) finished with 295 yards on the ground while holding Jackson State (5-2, 3-2) to minus-6.

Jackson State’s Casey Therriault threw for 256 yards and connected with Marcellos Wilder on an 10-yard TD pass. Kerry Hoskins had a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Bryce Haddad for seven yards. Shane Bowser led the ground attack for the Majors with 25 carries for 153 yards and a 12-yard score.

Millsaps 30, Centre 18 Millsaps got on the board first and never trailed, defeating Centre College for their fourth conference win and fifth overall this season. Garrett Pinciotti completed three touchdown passes, the two to Jason O’Rear and one more to

Belhaven fell to 3-5 overall and 0-4 in the Mid-South Conference West Division with the loss. Union (5-3, 2-1 MSC) took off to a 20-0 lead and never looked back. Alex Williams completed 17 of 39 passes for 161 yards and two touchdowns and had an interception for Belhaven.

Petrino said. “It’s just a matter of getting his strength back and being able to throw the ball.” Throughout the week, Arkansas’ players referred to the game as a “must-win” because of an embarrassing 65-43 loss to Auburn last week that left them with two conference losses. The Razorbacks played as though the game were a must-win early, building a 21-3 halftime lead. Joe Adams put Arkansas up 21-0 midway through the second quarter with a school

record 97-yard punt return for a touchdown. The return was aided when receiver Jarius Wright leveled Ole Miss punter Tyler Campbell at midfield, freeing up Adams down the sideline. It was the first punt return for a touchdown of Adams’ career, and it broke the previous school record of 95 yards that was set by Ken Hatfield against Tulsa in 1963. “It was kind of like the guy taking the 3-point shot five feet behind the line,” Petrino said. “You’re like No, no, no, and then you say, Good shot

Union 34, Belhaven 15

Mississippi College 42, Howard Payne 27 The Choctaws snapped a four-game losing streak with a 42-27 win over Howard Payne. Junior Dustin Retherford tied a school record with three interceptions and sophomore Randal Pharr hauled in three touchdown passes in the victory. Former Hinds AHS standout Austin Divinity returned from an injury for his second 100-yard game of the season with 112 yards on 18 carries and two scores.

Rebels Continued from Page B1. Arkansas won despite starting quarterback Ryan Mallett ending the game on the sidelines for the second straight week. The junior played only a quarter after suffering a concussion against Auburn, and he left the game in the third quarter on Saturday after a third-quarter hit left him with a bruised throwing shoulder. Mallett finished 13-of-24 passing for 196 yards before giving way to backup Tyler Wilson. “I think he’ll be OK,” Arkansas coach Bobby

when he makes it. “That’s how it was with Joe’s return.” Despite the early deficit, the Rebels rallied behind Masoli, who accounted for 425 yards of total offense in the loss. The senior transfer was 21-of-36 passing for 327 yards and three touchdowns, and he also had 98 yards rushing on 15 carries. Two of Masoli’s touchdown passes came in the fourth quarter when Ole Miss twice cut Arkansas’ lead to a touchdown

attempt failed and the Eagles held a three-point advantage. Davis finished with nine catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns. He now has eight receiving touchdowns this season, tops on the team. The Wildcats wrested back the lead 39 seconds later on a 64-yard touchdown strike. Quarterback Melvin German, the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) passing leader, hooked up with wide receiver Jhyryan Taylor, and after the failed PAT, Pearl River led 9-6. Sophomore running back Matthew Willis scampered 54 yards for a Hinds touchdown, his MACJC-leading 13th of the season. This time, the point after attempt was good and Hinds took a 13-9 lead into the second quarter. It would be as close as the Eagles would get.

LSU Continued from Page B1. seemed unsure of what they wanted to do on the pivotal play. Jarrett Lee, the passing portion of his team’s quarterback tandem, tried to scramble for the first down but was stopped well short by Neiko Thorpe. Miles said the decision was “not close at all.” “I just wanted to make sure we had the right call,” he said. “I just felt like the way they were controlling the ball on the ground and then the chance of mishandling the punt...” Miles had been saved by a few inches on a fake field goal that worked against Florida and a mulligan after a Tennessee penalty allowed the winning touchdown. This time he just gave it back to Newton and Auburn. The huge quarterback ran for two first downs before taking a

knee twice to let the clock run out. This game predictably also went down to the final minutes for two teams that have been living on the edge. And the fans of an improbable national championship contender mostly lingered in the stands to celebrate after dwelling in defending national champion Alabama’s shadow the past two seasons. Newton joined them briefly with a celebratory jump into the student section, yet another crowd-pleasing move. “Obviously that was another great, great game,” Auburn coach Gene Chizik said. “It came down to the end and somehow or other our football team found a way to win it.”

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San Francisco treat: Giants win NL pennant Johnson not writing off the competition PHILADELPHIA (AP) — San Francisco’s in for a treat. The Giants are heading to the World Series. Juan Uribe hit a tiebreaking homer off Ryan Madson with two outs in the eighth inning and the Giants held off the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL championship series. Surprise star Cody Ross and the pitching-rich Giants reached the World Series for the first time since 2002 and will host the Texas Rangers in Game 1 on Wednesday night. The Giants have never won the championship since moving to San Francisco in 1958. Slumping Phillies slugger Ryan Howard looked at a called third strike with runners on first and second to end it. San Francisco closer Brian Wilson got the final five outs, finishing off the Phillies’ bid to become the first NL team in 66 years to win three straight pennants. “Right now it’s heaven, but it was torture for that final strike,” Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff said. Giants ace Tim Lincecum struggled in the eighth inning, pitching in relief on one day of rest after losing Game 5. But Wilson took over and got Carlos Ruiz to lineout to Huff for an inning-ending double play in the eighth. Benches cleared in the third inning after Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez hit Chase Utley with a pitch and then yelled at the All-Star second baseman for tossing the ball back toward the mound on his way to first base. No punches were thrown and nobody was ejected, though Sanchez was pulled. San Francisco used six pitchers, including four lefties. The Giants are seeking their first World Series title since 1954, when they were still in New York. Led by Barry

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San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson celebrates with catcher Buster Posey after the ninth inning of Game of the NLCS. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series and advance to the World Series against the Texas Rangers.

Mlb Bonds, they came within six outs of winning it in Game 6 against the wild-card Angels in 2002, only to lose in the deciding seventh game. It’s been quite a wait for a franchise that moved West in 1958. Even with Hall of Famers Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry, the Giants couldn’t bring a title to the Bay Area. Now it’s up to the Freak, Kung Fu Panda, Pat the Bat,

an eccentric closer with a bushy beard that’s dyed black, a journeyman outfielder who aspired to be a rodeo clown, and a rookie named Buster. Those are nicknames that would make the Say Hey Kid, the Baby Bull and Stretch proud. The Giants overcame a 2-0 first-inning deficit, tied it in the third and went ahead when Uribe hit an oppositefield drive that barely cleared the right-field wall. Uribe hit a game-ending sacrifice fly off Roy Oswalt to give

the Giants a 3-1 series lead in Game 4. Roy Halladay outdueled Lincecum in Game 5 to send the series back to Philadelphia, where a frenetic, towelwaving crowd — the 136th straight sellout at Citizens Bank Park — wasn’t ready for “Red October III” to end. But the Phillies are going home early after leading the majors in wins for the first time in franchise history. Wilson came in after Lincecum allowed consecutive, oneout singles. He got Ruiz on a liner to escape the inning. Wilson had to bat in the ninth after Brad Lidge intentionally walked Buster Posey to load the bases. He took three pitches before bouncing out to first base. Oswalt pitched six effective innings, masterfully working out of trouble throughout the game because he allowed nine hits and hit a batter. Oswalt gave up two runs — one earned — three days after losing Game 4 in relief. The three-time All-Star righty — the 2005 NLCS MVP with Houston — threw eight superb innings to earn the win in Game 2. Sanchez lasted just two-plus innings, allowing two runs and three hits. Sanchez, the Game 2 loser, had dominated the Phillies before this series, not allowing more than four hits in his five previous starts against them. Rookie Madison Bumgarner, a 21-year-old lefty who started Game 4 and pitched the NLDS clincher Oct. 11 at Atlanta, pitched two scoreless innings in relief on two days’ rest. Bumgarner pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, retiring Shane Victorino on a bouncer to the mound to end the inning. He escaped trouble in the sixth after Raul Ibanez doubled and was sacrificed to third.

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has won four consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup titles and is leading the way again midway through the 10-race Chase for the championship. With five races remaining and just a 41-point advantage over Denny Hamlin heading in today’s race at Martinsville Speedway, Johnson said the race is far from over. Even so, drivers who covet the title can only marvel at the seeming inevitability of his success. No other driver has won four consecutive championships in NASCAR’s top series, and Cale Yarborough is the only other driver to have won three in a row, from 1976-78. “It’s just pretty amazing. I guess there are a lot of other words for it, but it’s amazing,” Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards said. “To be able to constantly perform at that level is the thing that’s pretty spectacular to me. We’ve just got to go beat them.” Edwards and everyone else has been trying for five years, and while Johnson said he becomes more relaxed each time he runs toward the title, others study how he races. “Their ability to overcome hurdles during the race is what separates them from everybody else,” said Kurt Busch, who won the championship in 2004 and hasn’t finished better than fourth since. “At the beginning of the Charlotte race last week, he spins out all on his own off of Turn 2, an ill-handling race car. They work on it and end up with a top-five. “We had the same scenario at Charlotte with a race-winning setup that won the race in May and we limped home to a 30th-place finish. That’s not going to cut it to win championships. “It’s amazing how they do it. There’s no written way to do it. ... Just when you think you’ve got them, they do something out of the world again to put

NASCAR On TV Noon ESPN Tums Fast Relief 500 themselves on top.” Clint Bowyer, asked about a growing sense among fans that Johnson’s fifth title is a foregone conJimmie clusion, said Johnson that sentiment would make sense based on recent history. “The public can sit in the stands and watch him do it for four years in a row,” Bowyer said. “If you think about it, that’s a long time, that is a lot of races.” Johnson has won 35 of the 175 races run since 2006, the year of his first championship. He’s won 13 of those during the 10-race playoffs that end each season. “I hope somebody beats them for my sake and for being in this sport; and I love Jimmie Johnson,” Bowyer said. “He’s a great guy. I enjoy hanging out with him off the race track ... but by no means do I want him to win this championship.” Including, for sure, veteran drivers who have always come up a little short. “I’m not one of those guys that believes they have lucked into it,” said Jeff Burton, who finished in the top five in points for four consecutive years from 1997-2000. “I’m not one of those guys that believes all the stars lined up and everything happened just right. “I think they went out and won. I have a lot of respect for that. I know how hard it is because I have been trying to do it for 16 years and haven’t been able to do it and they’ve done four in a row.”

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during the fourth quarter of a game Saturday in Evanston, Ill. Michigan State won 35-27.

Missouri dethrones third-ranked Sooners Oklahoma’s stay at the top of the BCS will be brief. Thousands of yellow-clad fans stormed the field even before the end of the Sooners’ final, desperate play, hauling one goal post and part of the other to a local tavern, after No. 18 Missouri’s 36-27 victory on Saturday night. “It’s huge, it’s gigantic,” said coach Gary Pinkel, who had been 0-6 against the Sooners. “It’s a long time coming. I’m just real proud of our team.” Jerrell Jackson spun free from a knot of tacklers on a 38-yard reception for the goahead score that sparked a 16-point fourth quarter over the error-prone and thirdranked Sooners and put a sellout crowd of 70,004 in a celebratory mood. “We’ve worked hard for this and all we had to do is believe,” quarterback Blaine Gabbert said. Oklahoma (6-1, 2-1 Big 12) committed three costly turn-

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS overs, out of character considering they had only five giveaways the first six games. Two of the turnovers led to 10 points and the other squelched a drive deep in Missouri territory. The Sooners also missed a chip-shot field goal. An 86-yard touchdown return Gahn McGaffie on the opening kickoff put the Tigers (7-0, 3-0) on their way to ending a seven-game losing streak in a lopsided series dating to 1998. They beat the Sooners for only the second time in the last 21 meetings. Missouri is 7-0 for the first time since 1960 when the school ended 11-0 and finished No. 5 after beating Navy in the Orange Bowl. This one was especially satisfying, coming against a school that whipped

them the last three meetings, including ending the Tigers’ one-week stay at No. 1 with a 38-17 victory in the 2007 Big 12 championship game and hammering them again 62-21 in the 2008 conference title game.

Mich. St. 35, Northwestern 27 Kirk Cousins threw for 331 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 8 Michigan State rallied to beat Northwestern and remain unbeaten. B.J. Cunningham made an acrobatic grab for the goahead touchdown with two minutes left. Edwin Baker added a 25-yard scoring run and Eric Gordon intercepted Dan Persa to seal a wild win.

Ohio State 49, Purdue 0 Terrelle Pryor threw for three scores, Dan Herron ran for two and No. 11 Ohio State showed it was over its Wiscon-

sin hangover with a victory over Purdue. The beat-up Buckeyes (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) also got redemption for a stunning 26-18 upset a year ago at Purdue, along with last week’s 31-18 defeat in Madison that toppled them from No. 1. Purdue (4-3, 2-1), which had won four of five despite losing its front-line quarterback, tailback and wide receiver, couldn’t muster anything against the Buckeyes, who were without leading tackler Ross Homan (foot).

Va. Tech 44, Duke 7 Tyrod Taylor threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns and No. 23 Virginia Tech rolled to a victory over Duke. Taylor was 13 of 17 passing and finished with 327 yards of total offense, putting him less than 100 away from becoming the school’s career leader.

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Fujita returns to the Crescent City Struggling Browns face surging Saints in the Superdome By Brett Martel AP sports writer

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Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss pretends to moon the Green Bay crowd after catching a 34-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of the Vikings’ NFC wild card game against the Green Bay Packers in 2005.

Moss makes return to Lambeau Field EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — From his incredible rookie debut to “straight cash, homey,” Randy Moss has saved some of his most memorable moments for Lambeau Field. One of football’s most hallowed stadiums was the site of his coming-out party in 1998, when he torched the Green Bay Packers for 190 yards and two touchdowns on “Monday Night Football.” In his most recent appearance there, a January 2005 playoff game, Moss had four catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Vikings to an upset victory. He also infuriated the fans when he pretended to moon the audience after his last score put the game away. When the Vikings (2-3) play the Packers (3-3) tonight, it will mark the first time Moss has been back since that infamous playoff appearance five years ago. Moss, who spent his first seven seasons with the Vikings and rejoined them three weeks ago following fiveplus seasons with Oakland and New England, has played seven career games at Lambeau. He has 31 catches for 588 yards (19 yards per catch) with seven touchdowns. In 15 career games against the Packers, Moss has more yards receiving (1,313) and touchdowns (14) than against any other opponent. He had so much success against Brett Favre and the Packers that GM Ted Thompson’s inability to swing a deal for Moss when the Raiders put him on the trade block in 2007 was one of the biggest reasons the quarterback and the organization had such an ugly split. “It was kind of bittersweet to watch him because, I mean, it was ’God, this guy is unbelievable,”’ Favre said this week. “Usually, he was beating you

and it was kind of like how do we stop him? “As far as Ted and I go, do we talk on a regular basis? No. But I think in the end our relationship will be as it was for many years. It was a business relationship that I don’t want to say went sour, but that’s where it went awry. But that’s over and done with.” Favre came to Minnesota in 2009 and finally got his wish when the Vikings re-acquired Moss from the Patriots earlier this month to energize the passing game. “This guy not only has the talent, he has the knowledge, the instincts, he has the complete package,” Favre said of Moss. “It doesn’t guarantee he’s going to have 10 catches and 200 yards, but he’s just a dynamic player.” Moss declined to be interviewed this week, so his history against the Packers will have to do the talking for him. After sliding to the Vikings in the 1998 draft, Moss put up some solid numbers in the first four games of his career. Undefeated Minnesota rolled into Lambeau Field to play their division rivals on a rainy Monday night, and Moss delivered a breathtaking performance to put himself, and the Vikings, on the map. He caught touchdown passes of 52 and 44 yards in the 37-24 victory that snapped the Packers’ 25-game home winning streak, a domination so thorough that the Packers drafted defensive backs with their first three picks the next year. “No matter how many guys we put on him and no matter how many balls they threw his way, he’d come down with them and score,” said Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell, who played with the Packers at the time. “It was just a phenomenal display of athleticism and kicked the rivalry to a whole new level when he got here.”

NEW ORLEANS — Scott Fujita was a post-Katrina pioneer. The veteran linebacker was one of the first pro athletes to choose to make the battered Big Easy home, to invest in New Orleans financially and emotionally, and to take an active role in the city’s renaissance. Today, less than nine months after he paraded triumphantly through downtown to celebrate the Saints’ first NFL championship, Fujita will be back in the domed stadium where fans adored him for the past four years, less than a mile from the warehouse district condominium he still owns. Only this time, he’ll be trying to help the desperate Cleveland Browns (1-5) take down his old teammates with the Saints (4-2), who unlike Fujita still have a Super Bowl title to defend. “It will be natural for there to be some emotions with it. I am going to try and not get too caught up with it. I have too many teammates teasing me, telling me I better not cry,” Fujita said. “There are so many strong feelings about that city. I am always going to have those feelings. This will be my first time in New Orleans since the ring ceremony. “I have been getting e-mails and text messages from pretty much everybody I know there for the last two weeks saying, ‘We can’t wait for you to come home,’ or, ’It’s going to be so weird to see you in another uniform.”’ Fujita remains active in the community here, having donated about $40,000 to groups whose mission is to restore Louisiana’s fragile, eroding coast. He also is hoping to be an uplifting force in Cleveland, a Rust Belt city hit hard by the Great Recession. On the field, it hasn’t worked out yet. The team that lured him away with a three-year, $14 million contract keeps finding ways to lose tight games. It hasn’t helped that Cleveland’s top two quarterbacks, Louisiana native Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace, have been injured, forcing rookie Colt McCoy into a starting role last week that will likely continue today in the Superdome. “We are not playing all that bad, but we just can’t finish games the right way,” Fujita said. “Every game has kind of played out the same way, where a few times we had leads in the fourth quarter and let them slip away. Sometimes

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defender Gerald McCoy pursues during the first half Sunday.

(212 yards rushing, 263 yards passing) and big-play ability (TD passes of 41 and 42 yards) for which they were known last season. “I feel like we learned some lessons early on in the season,” quarterback Drew Brees said, noting how the Saints have overcome a slew of injuries and how young players such as rookie running back Chris Ivory have stepped up. “We became maybe even more battle tested than we were,” Brees said. With Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas expected to remain out with injuries this week, Ivory, signed as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Division II Tiffin, will likely get a chance to build on his 15-carry, 158-yard performance (10.5yard average) against the Bucs. Meanwhile, Brees’ entire offensive line and receiving corps is healthy. “ T h e y ’ r e e x p l o s i ve , ” Browns coach Eric Mangini said. “They have the ability to change the game at any point. There’s a deep ball to (Robert) Meachem or Devery Henderson or (Marques) Colston. (They) can start putting

points on the board pretty quickly. Every play they have that potential.” Although Fujita practiced against the Saints’ offense for four years, the Saints doubted whether he’d be able to tip off Cleveland’s defense on much at the line of scrimmage. “Unless you’re in the huddle,” Brees began, “I think we change things up enough year to year, and week to week, that it’s hard to sit there and know exactly what’s coming.” Fujita agreed. “I practiced against those guys for forever, but it wasn’t like we were ever game planning against them,” Fujita said. “I am familiar with some of the players and know some of their strengths and weaknesses, but all in all this is an offense that comes out week in and week out and presents mismatches for everybody they face.” Fujita had noticed New Orleans looking vulnerable early in the season and wasn’t terribly excited to see the Saints recapture their swagger the week before his Browns had to face them.

Players hope for fan support in labor dispute with owners ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — By the time Brett Favre is finished with the first quarter tonight against the Green Bay Packers, the Minnesota Vikings quarterback will have made been paid more than 10 times what Chase Letourneau makes in an entire year. Letourneau, a 25-year-old delivery driver for a local pizzeria, estimates he makes $20,000-$24,000 a year, depending on tips. Favre is making about $1 million per game to play for the Vikings in 2010. It’s that kind of disconnect — between star player, wealthy owner and blue-collar fan — that is turning into a delicate side issue that threatens the popularity of the league as its players and owners publicly bicker about the collective bargaining agreement. The way Letourneau sees it, it’s a battle pitting millionaires against billionaires who inhabit a world light years away from the one Letourneau lives and works in. “It kind of seems like maybe the players get paid enough as it is,” said Letourneau, wear-

ing a purple No. 4 Favre jersey at a recent NFLPA event held for fans in St. Paul. “They probably don’t need to get paid too much more. I understand that it is a risky business out there. But I, personally, take risks every day at my job, too, and I don’t make a fraction of what they make.” With the national unemployment rate approaching 10 percent, an ugly fight between players and owners over billions in NFL revenue doesn’t appear to be sitting well with the everyday fans who have made professional football the unquestioned king of all American sports. The players union recognizes that, and has organized a series of “tailgate” events in NFL cities across the country to directly relay its message to the fans. In St. Paul, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and several current and former players gathered at the Eagle Street Bar and Grille to host a little party for the fans, who were given food and goodies, and a pitch from the players to

get behind their cause. “We’re out here taking pictures with the fans. You see us every day,” Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards said. “I don’t think you see too many owners out here taking pictures with the fans and having fun and enjoying fans. Without them, we wouldn’t love the game we play as much. They definitely keep us going. They give us home-field advantage and we love them more than anything.” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said, “Communicating with our fans is something we do in many different ways on a regular basis. We want to keep our fans informed about all issues that interest them.” “We know the fans are interested in the labor situation, but a new collective bargaining agreement has to be reached through negotiations at the bargaining table,” Aiello added. “We want an agreement as soon as possible that is good for the players, the teams, the game, and the fans.” Commissioner Roger Good-

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Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson celebrates his game-winning touchdown with fans during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs last week. ell conducted a live chat with fans on Thursday on and faced several combative questions about the labor situation. Despite their exorbitant salaries, flashy cars and shiny jewelry, NFL players are trying

their best to tell their regular fans they are just like them. A representative from the local AFL/CIO attended the event in St. Paul, echoing the union motto, “If you injure one of us, you injure all of us.” “We’re going to stand as

one with our fans,” Smith told those gathered in St. Paul. “We’re going to stand as one with the people who get their hands dirty and work to bring this game to every fan in America. We believe this lockout is not good for America.”

Sunday, October 24, 2010

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Pirate Radio” — In 1966 a young man joins a host of rockmusic DJs at his godfather’s, Bill Nighy, pirate radio station in the North Sea./7 on Cinemax n SPORTS NFL — The New Orleans Saints return to the Superdome to host the lowly Cleveland Browns./ Noon on CBS n PRIMETIME “CSI: Miami” — When the man who killed Horatio’s wife breaks out of prison and goes on a ram- Bill Nighy page, the team tries to determine what he is after./9 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 Bill Wyman, rock musician, 74; David Nelson, actor-producer, 74; Kevin Kline, actor, 63; B.D. Wong, actor, 50; Ben Gillies, rock musician, 31; Monica Arnold, actress, 30; Shenae Grimes, actress, 21.


Quaid, wife seek asylum in Canada Actor Randy Quaid told Canada’s immigration board Friday that he and his wife, Evi, are seeking asylum from “the murderers of Hollywood” and will therefore apply for refugee status in Canada, after they were arrested on U.S. warrants relatEvi Randy ed to vandalism charges. Quaid Quaid The pair were arrested on Thursday afternoon in a shopping area of an affluent Vancouver neighborhood and were jailed on outstanding U.S. warrants. The Quaids are wanted in Santa Barbara, where they missed a court hearing Monday on felony vandalism charges. The Quaids were ordered released from custody Friday, but must each post $9,750 bail and fulfill their promise to appear for their next hearing Thursday. The Quaids face no charges in Canada. A U.S. judge issued arrest warrants Monday for the couple af after they failed to show up at a California court hearing stemming from their arrests last month on suspicion of illegally squatting at a home. Quaid and his wife face felony vandalism charges after more than $5,000 in damage was found in a guest house of a Montecito, California home they had previously owned.


Library book returned 35 years late A novel checked out in 1975 from the College of William & Mary library is back in the stacks. The long-term lender is alumnus Pat Harkin, who found the book of Leon Uris’“QB VII” in a box. He says he planned to return it for the past several homecomings, but he finally made good on his intentions Friday. The library caps its fees at $35. Otherwise, the overdue fee could have hit $1,400 at today’s dime-a-day late fee. To atone for his late return, Harkin told the Daily Press of Newport News he made a cash donation to the library. He says it was more than the $35 overdue fee, but less than the $1,400 he might have owed.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Check to see if something you’re planning for the future can be reorganized in a manner that would actually suit your present needs. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you find yourself once again involved with someone who previously treated you shabbily, be on guard. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — There might be good reason for your expectations to be a bit higher than usual when there is little indication of anything new happening. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Look for activities that offer both financial and career opportunities. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — If you let them, challenges can arouse your stronger, more positive qualities, while nothing will come from crumbling like soggy toast. Aries (March 21-April 19) — There is nothing wrong with cashing in on things that come more from other people’s efforts rather than from your own. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — It isn’t always wise to listen to what others have to say about your efforts, but someone might have an excellent critique to offer that could greatly help you develop your ideas. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — You need to first believe you can win in order to gamble on something that could affect your work. Make your choice based on experience and know-how rather than on mere hope. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — After discovering that your basic philosophy and politics are also closely akin to those of someone you know only on a casual basis, you might want to consider making this person your friend. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Doing something nice for a person who recently helped you out of a pickle is highly suggested when the opportunity presents itself. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Better lines of communication might open up with someone who could become extremely important to your present plans. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — It isn’t too smart to waste your time on an endeavor that is questionable at best, especially if it doesn’t really produce much of anything.


Churchgoer wishes congregants would kiss off Dear Abby: I have a problem with people in our church congregation who want to greet me with a kiss. Please advise me on how to handle this delicate situation. I don’t want to hurt any feelings; these are nice people. However, lips carry germs, and I have a weak immune system. I have tried extending my hand in greeting, but one man smooched me anyway, saying, “I don’t shake hands with girls!” Abby, I’m 70 and hardly a “girl,” and I didn’t appreciate his rejection of my handshake. Do you think it will work if I tell him and others that I have a contagious disease that causes men’s lips to dry up and fall off? — Deanna in Florida Dear Deanna: No. It would be more to the point to tell your fellow church members that you have a fragile immune system and are susceptible to viruses — which is why you prefer to shake hands. It’s the truth. And if the man who smooched you continues to be a problem, talk to your clergyperson about it. Dear Abby: I have met my soul mate. She has the same name as my ex-wife. How do we remedy this? It is driving me nuts! — Scott in Washington State Dear Scott: Remember when you were in school and there were several students in a class who shared the same name? Some of them would adopt a nickname. If it’s OK with your soul mate, she can certainly do the same. But consider the upside for you. The fact that your new lady’s and ex-wife’s names match guarantees you won’t ever slip and call her by the wrong one. Dear Abby: I am hoping you might have a suggestion on how to handle ciga-

Curly haired Muppet aims to be model for little girls CHICAGO (AP) — A plucky little muppet in a pretty pink dress, her brown hair a perky ’fro, is helping little girls — and their moms — to accept themselves just the way they are Curly haired by loving their muppet hair. The nameless muppet manages to trim away generations of yearning for long, silky locks with her song, “I Love My Hair” and has become an Internet sensation. Now her creator wants to give her a life beyond YouTube. “I really want to sit down with the writers and figure out what we can do with her and give her a name, and really expand her out,” said Joey Mazzarino, head writer for “Sesame Street,” who co-wrote “I Love My Hair” with composer Chris Jackson. (Jackson played Simba in “The Lion King”; Chantylla ‘Chauncey’ Johnson, who sings the song, also appeared in the Broadway show as Nala.) The video is being shared on Twitter, and posted on gossip sites and blogs. It is popping up on Facebook pages and discussed in the comments section on YouTube, where the original clip gets a steady stream of views. It was posted Oct. 12, and had more than 600,000 views on YouTube as of Wednesday, and tens of thousands more at other sites. The tune is breezy and bouncy, the lyrics simple and filled with pride: “Don’t need a trip to the beauty shop, ’cause I love what I got on top — it’s curly and it’s brown and it’s right up there. You know what I love? My hair!”



rette smokers who ignore my requests to not smoke in my direction. I have severe allergies, and I also suffer from dry eye syndrome. Even after I have told smokers that their addiction worsens my condition they continue, assuming that by cracking a window the room is ventilated. — Frustrated in Turlock, Calif. Dear Frustrated: I do have a suggestion, one that is timehonored and effective. Safeguard your health by avoiding anyone who continues to smoke after having been told that it negatively affects you. Dear Abby: A year ago, I married an old and dear friend. We have both been through marriage, divorce and difficult relationships. At last, I finally found the person I was meant to be with. My husband’s parents have been gone for several years, but I was fortunate enough to know them before they died. We went to visit their graves the day after our wedding, and I placed two pennies I had been saving on their headstone — one dated 1968 for me and one dated 1963 for him. Last week I received several pennies in change and dropped them into my wallet. When I fished them out later, I was delighted to see that one was from 1968 and the other was from 1963! I believe in my heart it’s his parents’ way of telling us that they are happy we are together. — Lucky Bride in Maine Dear Lucky Bride: And I can’t think of a more mean-

ingful wedding gift you could have received from your late in-laws. May you and your soul mate enjoy many happy, healthy years together.

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By Jerry Harkavy The Associated Press In what was arguably the darkest period in the history of France, the lights at theaters, cinemas and cabarets in Paris never gave up their glow. During the four years of World War II in which France was under Nazi occupation, artists painted; musicians and singers performed; fashion designers turned out haute couture; and novelists, poets and playwrights produced work at a pace that reflected the City of Light’s renown as a cultural beacon and a place where intellectuals were held in high esteem. As author Alan Riding explains in “And the Show Went On,” his broad-ranging book about cultural life during the occupation, it was in the interest of conqueror and vanquished alike that such pursuits be allowed to continue. For the German occupiers, the cultural activities offered a distraction for the Parisians and themselves; the French kept their culture alive, which provided a source of pride after the crushing defeat of their once-

“And the Show Went On: Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris” by Alan Riding vaunted military. The book includes solid examinations of the prewar and postwar cultural milieu, but the heart of Riding’s work focuses on how many of the leading figures in the arts and letters coped with life under the Third Reich. Some writers with Fascist leanings applauded the 1940 outcome and collaborated with the Nazis. A handful were executed in a spasm of vengeance that followed the liberation four years later, but others

had their prison sentences commuted during the postwar period as the French sought to minimize the extent of such collaboration. Louis-Ferdinand Celine, regarded as one of the greatest French writers of the 20th century, had fled to Denmark amid accusations of treason but was later granted amnesty. He returned to France and was back in business with his old publisher. “For many French citizens, his pro-Nazi and antiSemitic delirium was simply overshadowed by his genius,” writes Riding, a longtime European cultural correspondent for The New York Times. Edith Piaf and Maurice Chevalier performed in Germany during the war, but those visits put barely a dent in their postwar popularity. Others, such as Jean-Paul Sartre, sought to burnish their images by insisting that their writings during the occupation were intended to promote resistance. There were some heroes and martyrs among writers: Andre Malraux joined the armed resistance in the months prior

to liberation and some lesser known figures risked their lives by their clandestine publication of anti-Nazi newspapers, protection of Jewish writers and artists, and aid to British troops fleeing France during their retreat. Despite small cadres of collaborators and resisters, the vast majority of artists, writers and musicians simply labored as best they could in an abnormal situation in which their work was subject to censorship. These so-called “attentistes,” who sought to make the best of a bad situation, occasionally showed up at dinners and receptions at the German embassy, but Riding suggests that such visits might have been motivated by an opportunity for good food and wine that was otherwise scarce. Some of France’s leading writers turned out monumental work during the war years. This was, after all, the period in which Albert Camus wrote “The Stranger” and “The Myth of Sisyphus” and Sartre wrote “No Exit” and “Being and Nothingness.”

Riding’s detailed and wellresearched account is sure to appeal to Francophiles, admirers of French culture and readers seeking to heighten their understanding of an emotionally charged and morally com-

plex aspect of World War II. More than that, it offers insights into the ethical dilemma that many of France’s luminaries faced during a critical time in their nation’s history.

new on the shelves The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library regularly reports on new books. “Don’t Blame the Devil” by Pat G’Orge-Walker is a tale of mistakes and second chances. Appearances mean everything to Delilah Dupree Jewel. So after hearing of her daughter-in-law’s sudden death, Delilah decides that coming to the rescue of her long estranged son, Jessie, and her granddaughter, Tamara, would be a good look, though Lord knows she’ll have to dig hard to find her maternal instincts. But Delilah quickly discovers Jessie wants nothing to do with her. And Tamara, who’s following in Delilah’s musical footsteps, isn’t interested in her career advice, especially since Delilah got ahead using the singing couch. And Delilah’s old flame Deacon Pillar, an ex-convict who’s traded his gangster ways for a Bible, is stirring up a past that’s sure to shock. Now all Delilah knows is that she’d better hold onto her faith, ’cause she needs God now more than ever. “Our Red Hot Romance Is Leaving Me Blue” by Dixie Cash takes us back to Texas and the Domestic Equalizers. Full-time hairdressers and part-time private detectives, Debbie Sue Overstreet and Edwina Perkins-Martin, have dealt with cheating spouses, shady business deals, Elvisobsessed shoe thieves, even murder. But ghosts? That’s a whole new rodeo. Justin Sadler’s just coming to terms with the absence of his dear departed Rachel, but now he’s not so sure she’s departed! Every time he goes home he knows someone’s been there — and if it’s not Rachel trying to communicate from beyond, it’s someone else who’s trying to drive him stark raving bonkers. So the Equalizers are on the case, with the help of an El Paso psychic who’s so dead-on, it’s scary. It’s enough to make any good ol’ gal’s big hair stand on end. “I’d Know You Anywhere” by Laura Lippman explores the lasting effects of crime on a victim’s life. Eliza Benedict cherishes her peaceful ordinary suburban life with her successful husband and children. But her tranquility is shattered when she receives a letter from the last person she ever expects — or wants — to hear from: Walter Bowman. “There was your photo, in a magazine. Of course, you are older now. Still, I’d know you anywhere,” the letter said. In the summer of 1985, when she was 15, Eliza was kidnapped by Walter and held hostage for almost six weeks. He had killed at least one girl and Eliza always suspected he had other victims as well. Now on death row in Virginia for rape and the murder of his final victim, Walter seems

to be making a heartfelt act of contrition as his execution nears. Though Eliza wants nothing to do with him, she’s never forgotten that Walter was most unpredictable when ignored. Desperate to shelter her children from the undisclosed trauma in her past, she cautiously makes contact with Walter. She’s always wondered why Walter let her live and perhaps now he’ll tell her, and share the truth about his other victims. Yet as Walter presses her for more and deeper contact, it becomes clear that he is after something greater than forgiveness. He wants Eliza to remember what really happened that longago summer. He wants her to save his life. And Eliza, who has worked hard for her comfortable cocooned life, will do anything to protect it —e ven if it means finally facing the events of that horrifying summer and the terrible truth she’s kept buried inside. “Love Bites” by Adrienne Barbeau is the second in the Vampyres of Hollywood series. Ovsanna Moore is a gorgeous Hollywood scream queen with a secret no plastic surgeon can rival: She’s a 450-year-old vampyre. Yet when Beverly Hills detective Peter King discovers that Ovsanna’s pearly whites are really fangs, instead of grabbing a wooden stake, he asks her out. And a romantic Christmas Eve turns into a holiday of horror. “The Devil” by Ken Bruen is a Jack Taylor novel. America—the land of opportunity, a place where economic prosperity beckons: But not for PI Jack Taylor, who’s just been refused entry. Disappointed and bitter, he thinks that an encounter with an overly friendly stranger in an airport bar is the least of his problems. Except that his stranger seems to know much more than he should about Jack. Jack thinks no more of their meeting and resumes his old life in Galway. But when he’s called to investigate a student murder, he remembers the man from the airport. Is the stranger really who he says he is? After sev-

eral more murders and too many coincidental encounters, Jack believes he may have met his nemesis. But why has he been chosen? And could he really have taken on the devil himself? “Wicked Witch Murder” by Leslie Meier finds Lucy Stone with her hands full. As the air turns crisp and the trees blaze red and gold in the tiny town of Tinker’s Cove, Maine, a newcomer arrives who seems to suit the Halloween season. Diana Ravenscroft has just opened Solstice, a charming little New Age shop featuring psychic readings. But after an unnervingly accurate reading by Diana, Lucy starts to get more than a little spooked. Then there’s the dead body Lucy finds, way up on one of the old logging roads behind her house. When it turns out that Diana knew the murder victim, Ike Stroughton, a prominent local businessman, starts a campaign against Diana blaming “the witch” for everything from the unseasonal dry spell to his wife’s illness and his pumpkins’ lack of plumpness. But Lucy’s not so sure that Ike himself is innocent. “Fire Spirit” by Graham Masterton takes us into the life of Ruth Cutter. Like many women, her life is about juggling. She’s a top arson investigator, with two teenage children and a husband whose building business is quickly going down the drain. At least when it comes to fire, Ruth has all the answers. But then a series of shocking arson attacks leave Ruth and her colleagues — fellow fire expert Jack Morrow and skeptical chief Bob Kawalski — completely baffled. The victims seem to have nothing in common — except, that is, for a creepy kid who haunts each grisly crime scene. As Ruth’s horror grows, and the supernatural nightmare unfolds, can she overcome her cynicism to save her family from the gathering demonic forces and avert the coming apocalypse?



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PortFoLIo We welcome your news about achievements by area employees. Submit items by e-mail (newsreleases@vicksburgpost. com), postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (634-0897) , or delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road by Wednesday for publication Sunday. Be sure to include your name and phone number.

SBA tells plans for online chat The Small Business Administration will host a web chat featuring Esther Vassar, national SBA official, at 1 p.m. Monday. Vassar will provide information on how the SBA can assist small-business owners with excessive federal regulatory enforcements. To participate, go to Participants may also post questions before the chat by visiting, and clicking “Online Business Chat.”

Chamber sets event for young workers The Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce will host its Business After Hours for young professionals Nov. 9. The event for those younger than 40 will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Vicksburg Country Club, 127 Country Club Drive. Refreshments and a cash bar will be featured. Admission is free. The deadline to register is Nov. 5. Visit www. or e-mail Christi Kilroy at

Expo Tuesday at Northpark Mall A Small Business and Entrepreneurial Expo is set for 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Northpark Mall in Ridgeland. The event, sponsored by Northpark, the Mississippi U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Service Corps of Retired Executives, will focus on resources to current or prospective entrepreneurs. Representatives from area agencies will be on hand, and counselors will host workshops from 5 to 7 p.m. Registration is required for workshops. Admission is free. Call 601-965-4378, ext. 11 or 18, or visit http://www.sba. gov/ms.

Cotton Mill project clears hurdle STARKVILLE (AP) — The state College Board has approved the lease of Mississippi State University’s Cooley Building to developers of the $64 million Cotton Mill Marketplace. The project is to include a 150-room hotel and buildings with a mixture of office, retail, residential and restaurant space along Mississippi Highway 12 in Starkville.

Say so long to traditional no-charge checking By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Free checking as we know it is ending. The days when you could walk into a bank branch and open an account with no charges and no strings attached appear to be over. Now you have to jump through some hoops — keep a high balance, use direct deposit or swipe your debit card several times a month. One new account at Bank of America charges $8.95 per month if you want to bank with a teller or get a paper statement. Almost all of the largest U.S. banks are either already making free checking much more difficult to get or are expected to do so soon, with fees on even basic banking services. It’s happening because a raft of new laws enacted in the past year, including the financial overhaul package, have led to an acute shrinking of revenue for the banks. So they are scraping together money however they can. Bank of America, which does business with half the households in America, announced a dramatic shift Tuesday in how it does business with customers. One key change: Free checking, a mainstay of American banking in recent years, will be nearly unheard of. “I’ve seen more regulation in last 30 months than in last 30 years,” said Robert Hammer, CEO of RK Hammer, a bank advisory firm. “The bottom line for banks is shifting enormously, swiftly and deeply, and they’re not going to sit by twiddling their thumbs. They’re going to change.” In the last year, lawmakers in Washington have passed a range of new laws aimed at protecting bank customers from harsh fees, like the $35 charged to some Bank of America customers who overdrafted their account by buying something small like a Starbucks latte. These and other fees were extremely lucrative. According to financial services firm Sandler O’Neill, they made up 12 percent

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A Bank of America branch office in New York of Bank of America’s revenue. On Tuesday, the bank took a $10.4 billion charge to its third-quarter earnings because the new regulations limit fees the bank can collect when retailers accept debit cards. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan acknowledged in a conference call that overdraft

fees were generating a lot of income. But the bank was also losing customers who were often taken aback by the high hidden fees. Checking accounts were being closed at an annual rate of 18 percent, he said, and complaints were at an all-time high. So Moynihan ended over-

draft charges on small debit card transactions. He says the rate of account closings have since dropped 27 percent. To make up for lost fees, he also started thinking of new products. In August, the bank introduced a new “eBanking” account, where customers were offered a

free checking account if they banked online. The catch: If they opt for paper statements, or want access to tellers for basic transactions, they would be charged a monthly fee of $8.95. “Customers never had free checking accounts,” Bank of America spokeswoman Anne Pace said. “They always paid for it in other ways, sometimes with penalty fees. Now they have the option to avoid those fees.” This summer, Bank of America also started offering “emergency cash” for a $35 fee to customers who went to the ATM for withdrawals that would exceed their bank balance. Moynihan said 50 percent of these customers opted to go ahead with the fee. “We are now in an era where consumers will be buying products from banks, even if it’s a checking account,” said Brian Riley, senior research director for bank card practice at consultant TowerGroup. He noted that several banks have started charging $7.50 for paper statements. “Paper and print costs around $2.25, add postage to that, and if banks are losing income from other avenues, someone has to pay for it,” said Riley. Economic research firm Moebs Services says free checking usage has been steadily rising in recent years before falling this year. Last year 81.5 percent of U.S. banking customers had free checking, but that fell to 72.5 percent this year. Large banks are also under additional pressure because of curbs from new laws on high-risk trades with complex derivatives. Their trading desks have been large revenue and profit generators for banks in recent years. Michael Moebs, the founder of Moebs Services, said it is now up to the smaller Main Street banks to see an opening and grab customers from the big banks. “Free checking could become a mainstay of community banks and credit unions in the future,” Moebs said.

Banks unlikely to quell foreclosure-document mess By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Big lenders are trying to move past the foreclosure-document mess, saying they’re now confident their paperwork is accurate. Yet they face so much organized resistance that they can’t just snap up their brief briefcases, declare the crisis over and move on. Consider the opposition: • Attorneys general in all 50 states are jointly investigating whether lenders violated state laws. • Lawyers for evicted homeowners are preparing lawsuits against major lenders. • State judges have signaled they will review the banks’ foreclosure documents with skepticism. • Lawmakers on Capitol Hill plan to hold hearings. The document crisis, in

other words, appears far from over. Statements on Monday by Bank of America Corp. and Judge Jonathan GMAC Mortgage that they Lippman are resuming foreclosures in the 23 states that require a judge’s approval brought a wave of denunciations from public officials Tuesday. Attorneys general and other officials said bank officials could face civil — and potentially criminal — charges for flouting court procedures in handling foreclosure documents. Meanwhile, a federal law enforcement official said the FBI is in the initial stages of trying to determine whether the financial industry might have broken criminal laws

in the mortgage foreclosure crisis. The law enforcement official said the question is whether some in the industry were acting with criminal intent or were simply overwhelmed by events in the wake of the housing market’s collapse. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is just getting under way. Hundreds of judges around the country have the authority to penalize bank officials who violate their procedural rules. They could also force thousands of foreclosure cases to go to full trials rather than issue a quick ruling. Judges won’t take well to banks that filed erroneous documents with their courts, said Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. “There could be some seri-

ous consequences,” including criminal charges, Zoeller said. Even if there aren’t, lawsuits are likely to continue for years, said Guy Cecala, publisher of trade publication Inside Mortgage Finance. “Some of these plaintiffs’ attorneys clearly smell blood in the water,” Cecala said. Meanwhile, Bank of America and GMAC say they are not finding major mistakes in the documents they’ve reviewed so far and are able to fix any problems quickly. The banks’ decisions came several weeks after they began halting some foreclosures. They froze those cases amid allegations that their employees signed but didn’t read documents that may have contained errors. State officials argue that the systems the banks used

to process foreclosures were inherently flawed and likely remain so. They are vowing to push ahead in their investigations. “While they are telling us that they have fixed those problems, we can’t just take their word for it,” said Patrick Madigan, an assistant attorney general in Iowa who is spearheading the 50-state investigation. “We intend to independently verify whether the problems have been fixed.” Some judges say the document problems are persisting. Justice Arthur Schack of State Supreme Court in Brooklyn, who’s gained national attention for throwing out flawed foreclosure cases, said he’s still finding errors. In a stack of foreSee Foreclosure, Page B10.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

Families deceived by man they call Bernie Madoff of art world NEW YORK (AP) — In an uptown bistro, not far from the studio where as a child he watched his father paint bold abstract masterpieces, Earl Davis contemplates the greatest loss of his life. Not his beloved father, Stuart Davis, who died in 1964 when Earl was 12. Nor his father’s work, which Davis, an only child, spent three decades trying to document and showcase. Even the loss of the millions of dollars that the paintings were worth — Davis’ inheritance, swindled from him in the cruelest fashion — is not what hurts the most. The biggest loss, Davis says, was the love and friendship of the man he trusted with everything — his confidences, his dreams, his father’s life’s work. Even now, several years after the unraveling of one of the most elaborate art frauds in history, Davis has nightmares about confronting Lawrence Salander. Why did the art dealer spend decades cultivating his friendship even as he sold more than 90 of his father’s paintings behind his back, dismantling a collection that Davis had sought so hard to preserve? What of those endless, richly satisfying conversations about art and philosophy and life? Was any of it real? The same anguished questions have tortured dozens of other victims — from celebrities to wealthy collectors to artists and those managing their estates — defrauded of some $120 million by the man some call the Bernard Madoff of the art world. Earlier this year, Salander pleaded guilty to 29 counts of grand larceny and fraud. In August, he was sentenced to six to 18 years in prison. In court documents and testimony, the 61-year-old Salander outlined his schemes: How he would sell art he didn’t own, sometimes peddling the same painting or shares in a painting to two or more buyers. How he falsified records, lied to investors, submitted fraudulent loan applications, sold paintings that were for exhibit only, and pocketed the money to pay for private jets, his multimillion dollar Manhattan town house, his 66-acre estate upstate. Was it all a great con from the start? Or did Salander, as some suggest, cross to “the dark side” of the art world, taking advantage of a strangely unregulated place where priceless works are often consigned to galleries with little more than a handshake. Ellyn Shander, a psychiatrist who lost her late father’s art collection to Salander calls him, “a sly, manipulative, sociopath, a con man with no soul.” But others describe Salander as a misunderstood visionary who was passionate about great art, who ultimately felt betrayed himself by the backers who once believed in him. “Was he a cheat? Yes. Was he

mystery was revealed. For Davis, the first hint of trouble came in 2005 when he began asking basic accounting questions about hundreds of paintings stored with Salander. He was shocked to learn that several pieces had been sold without his permission. Salander stalled, promising that Davis would be paid, offering vague answers about the whereabouts of other works. Davis was worried. Trade magazines were reporting on legal complaints by collectors and others saying they hadn’t been paid. Finally, when Davis demanded a return of all the work, Salander produced a favorite piece from his father’s Ashcan period. Davis felt so relieved, he stopped asking questions, at least for a time. Davis says he eventually discovered that Salander had simply borrowed back the piece temporarily to falsely The associated press reassure his friend. In fact it Gallery owner Lawrence Salander, center, leaves New York Supreme Court with his son Jonah, right, and his attorney, had been sold. Later, dozens of similar tales would unfold, Charles Ross, in March. many detailed in a blizzard of lawsuits. But, by 2007, lawsuits were mounting and things were spiraling out of control. Salander dismissed his problems as “cash-flow” issues, saying everything would be resolved after the opening of one of the most ambitious exhibitions of old masters paintings ever. Anchoring the show: a rare Caravaggio RELEASE DATE—Sunday, October 24, 2010 on loan from a London dealer. Salander boasted he could sell it for $100 million. 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And the nephew of abstract very often and their authen- pletely disgraced.” components and her sisters felt relieved agreements that are signed Frelinghuysen and her hus47 Tech sch. near ticity can be hard to trace. “It Salander, now in Riker’s when Salander drove to his when a work is handed to a band, artist George Albany Morris. was just a mystery to the rest Island, has said no more; home and loaded the collection gallery for sale or for exhibit Even gallery staff felt 48 Cup-shaped breakfast farePaula of us, how he could afford it through his lawyer, he declined into a van “for safekeeping.” It offer little protection if the gal- anointed by Salander. all,” Washburn says. 50 Prying tool to be interviewed. was the last they ever saw of lery owner is dishonest or goes Hornbostel,52 Glassmaker’s hired as a Then, almost overnight, the their father’s art. bankrupt. researcher in oven 1996, spent a

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Foreclosure Continued from Page B9. closure cases sitting on his desk, he said he found flaws in most of them after a 10-minute once-over. “It’s nice of Bank of America to issue a press release,” Schack said. “But they’d better file all their paperwork and make sure it’s done correctly, because they’re asking me to take someone’s house away.” Florida has been the state most affected by the document mess. Officials there say they’re skeptical that banks have managed to resolve their paperwork problems so fast. Chief Judge J. Thomas McGrady of Florida’s 6th Judicial Circuit on Florida’s Gulf coast, said judges in his circuit will scrutinize foreclosure documents, case by case. Peter Ticktin, a Florida plaintiffs’ attorney, said, “Pragmatically, it is impossible” for the bank to fix documents so quickly. Bank of America says it will begin next week to refile

documents for more than 100,000 foreclosure cases. CEO Brian Moynihan said on a conference call Tuesday that employees who have reviewed the bank’s documents have found no inaccurate information that “would

affect the plain facts of the foreclosure.” The federal government is also starting to get involved. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and other

land transfer The following commercial land transfers were recorded in the Chancery Clerk’s Office for the week ending Oct. 22, 2010: • Vicksburg Battlefield Museum Inc. to Warner L. Byrum; Section 21, Township 16N, Range 4E; 4139 I-20 Front-

age Rd.; Vicksburg Battlefield Museum. • South Mississippi Funeral Services LLC to Vineyard Financing LLC; Lot 9 and 12 of Vick’s Recent Survey; 1.73 acres at 1830 Cherry St.; Fisher Funeral Home.

sales tax revenue The City of Vicksburg receives 18.5 percent of all sales taxes collected by businesses in the city limits. Revenues to the city lag actual sales tax collections by two months, that is, receipts for April reflect sales taxes collected on sales in February. Here are the latest monthly receipts: July 2010.......................$608,681 Fiscal year to date.$6,075,822

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

53 Holes a gimme 54 Made 7 into 343, say 55 __-Rooter 56 Rm. coolers 59 One of two in a Frost poem makeron the officials plan60toPing meet ers have been responding 61 Bolt down issue Wednesday, but no to distressed homeowners 63 Herder’s equine announcements are planned. after a four-month review 65 Oct. 24, every Officials fromyear the Fedof their practices, according 66 Waxy-flowered eral Housing Administrato an administration official plant tion, a government agency who declined to be named 67 Louisiana that guaranteeslanguage home loans, because the probe was not 68 Bygone news have found clear disparicomplete. medium ties in how five major The review was reported 69 Lewd look lend70 Do one’s part 71 Take-out order? 72 Crabber and cutter 73 Court clown pay a 3.2 percent revenue tax to the Vicksburg’s five casinos 10/24/10 — with 10 State of Mississippi that is divided percent going to

earlier by the Wall Street Journal. The official declined to name the lenders in question.

casino tax revenue

schools, 25 percent to Warren County and 65 percent to the city. A second revenue tax is a 0.8 percent share of the state’s 8.8 percent revenue tax. It is split based on population proportions between Vicksburg and Warren County. Each casino is also required to pay $150 for each gaming device annually to the city. To date, two casinos have paid the gaming device fee. These are the latest receipts:

September 2010 City...................................$428,515 County............................$202,014 Schools..............................$54,829

September 2009 City...................................$423,537 County............................$199,968 Schools..............................$54,218

Fiscal year 2009-10 to date City............................... $6,621,801 County........................ $2,777,173 Schools...........................$759,734

Fiscal year 2008-09 to date City............................... $6,933,512 County........................ $2,908,961 Schools...........................$789,606

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LOCAL EVENTS CALENDAR C2 | WEDDINGS C3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

THIS & THAT from staff reports

Costume contest downtown Saturday The 23rd annual Downtown Halloween Costume Contest and Treats on the Streets will be Saturday on Washington Street. The contest for infants to age 12 will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Veto and Washington. Trick-or-treating will follow. Call the Vicksburg Main Street Program office at 601-634-4527.

‘I always liked history. It’s always been inside me.’

Groups thinking toward holidays Holiday events are in the works. On Nov. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. the 10th anniversary Kansas City Southern Holiday Express will roll into the Levee Street station. Admission is free, but donations to the KCS Charitable Fund will be accepted. Visit www. Carolers are being sought for the sixth annual V105.5 Christmas Caroling Contest at the Vicksburg Convention Center. The preliminary contests will be Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 2 and the finals will be Dec. 4. Entry forms are at FitZone on South Frontage Road, Michel’s Record Shop on Washington Street, Robyn Lea State Farm Insurance on South Frontage Road, River Hills banks in Vicksburg and Port Gibson and all McDonald’s restaurants in Vicksburg. Call 601-883-0848. On Dec. 4, vendors will fill the auditorium at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center for the third annual Holly Days Arts & Crafts Show. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and admission is $1. Call 601-631-2997 or e-mail Later that day, at 5 p.m., the Christmas Parade of Lights will roll downtown. Call 601-634-4527 to participate.

Civil War events set in Natchez The third annual Blacks in the Civil War Living History Camp is headed to Natchez. Seminars will be presented by experts, including retired Brig. Gen. Parker Hill, from noon to 5 p.m. Friday at the Board of Alderpersons Chambers, 115 S. Pearl St. Seating is limited to 100. On Saturday, living history re-enactors will perform a three-act play at Historic Jefferson College in Washington, off U.S. 61 just north of Natchez. A children’s soldiers camp will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the regular program will begin at noon. Events are free. Call 601442-4719.

Frontier Day set on Trace locale The Natchez Trace Parkway will present Frontier Day at the Mount Locust Historic Inn Saturday. Demonstrators will present programs on Native American weaponry, primitive technology, Tomahawk throwing and Natchez Trace outlaws. Activities will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the inn, located at parkway milepost 15 near Natchez. Call Mike Hazlip at 601445-4211.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg PosT

Sonny Rule sits in his library at his home in Yokena.

Sonny Rule’s research keeps him finding things When it comes to history, Sonny Rule has always been a fast reader. On the first day of school at Jett when textbooks were issued, he’d take his history book home and read the entire volume that night. “History has always fascinated me,” he said, adding that he has been collecting artifacts and researching the past all of his 70 years. He was named Charles when he was born in the Vicksburg Infirmary, the son of the late Ted and Paulene Thomas Rule, but he’s always been called

Sonny. He especially loved Civil War history, and “I was into a little bit of everything” when the late Marion Bragg, journalist and historian, gave him a bit of advice: “You can’t do all this stuff. You’re not going to live that long. You’re young right now, but you’re not going to live forever. You find you one thing and you stick

Yokena community. The walls of his library are lined with his work, for he’s been at it for the last 16 or 17 years — he thought it would take two or three — “and I keep on finding things. If I live to be 200, I don’t think I will have scratched the surface.” He gives a lot of credit for his passion for the past to his high school history teacher, Mrs. Elzene Bell. Part of it is also

genetic because his daddy loved local history. le u R “When I was y n n o l cards S a kid, before TV or even Baptisma d decent radio, we vishas foun ited the neighbors, and I just got interested in listening to with it, and quit going off on tangents. all those old stories told by people like Miss Charlie Ring I’m going to chastise and the Stephens family.” you if you do.” He spent a lot of time at the Sonny took her advice: home of Mrs. Clara White “So I picked Township and her sister, Mrs. Mittie 14, Range 3 East, this area Stephens, listening to their down here, to research.” tales, such as of the Yankee It was where he grew up, soldiers camping in the field where he still lives, in the



nearby. There were other stories, more recent, such as when Allen Hullum and his brother Pete helped their dad, Mr. Phil, working on the community roads, taking out curves, making fills — all by hand. “The people interested me,” he said, “and they’d talk about this old school or that old building and what was over there,” and when Sonny grew up he wanted to see what was behind all those stories. “Mrs. Ring always said I had slept on everybody’s floor in the Yokena community because I’d go to sleep while they were talking,” he said. “I always liked history. It’s always been inside me.” Sonny’s research isn’t confined to just the township and range where he lives, but includes peripheral areas “because history doesn’t stop at boundaries.” Though the main thrust of his research is one area, it naturally extends into much of southern Warren County, which includes the Redbone and Jeff Davis regions and beyond. Finding the information doesn’t come easily. He’s dug into deed books that go back to 1810 and has extracted tons of information from the minute books of the county board of supervisors. He’s delved into the history of many of the churches in the area, read diaries and newspapers and letters, and interviewed older citizens. Some of the most interesting material has come from

family histories or from boxes of letters kept by families. The Hylands are an example: they had over 250 letters, most from the 1800s, which he has transcribed. And when the Head family began sorting through their keepsakes, they turned over boxes of letters and clippings and photos to him. “I keep finding things,” he said, “and when people find out what I’m doing, they start helping.” Recently Tom Kinzer, who lives in Boston and whose grandfather ran the store and post office at Yokena for many years, gave him the account book from the early 1930s. It contains the names of just about everybody who lived in the community — and what they bought and for how much. Not all history is ancient by any means, and among the most interesting transcriptions he has made were the childhood memories of the late Ceres Hyland Newell who told about growing up at Yokena in the 1940s. Like many other historians, Sonny has an infatuation with old graveyards. He was instrumental in restoring Old Hopewell at Warrenton and is planning to restore the Gibson/Head cemetery near Yokena. He’s located several abandoned graveyards in the community, marked only through indentions in the ground and by oral tradition. Many have no tombstones, but when he does find one “that I’ve looked for forever, it’s like finding a friend.” Researching history often includes solving mysteries and putting pieces of a puzzle together. One tangible piece of history he has — and a very rare one — is the baptismal record for Estelle Bobb, who was See Rule, Page C2.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

State opera’s ‘Passion and Fireworks’ headed to Belhaven The Mississippi Opera will present a program called “Passion and Fireworks: The Heart of Opera” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6. The program will feature five soloists, a full orchestra and an opera chorus led by Jay Dean. The concert will be at the Belhaven University Center for the Arts, 835 Riverside Drive, Jackson. Tickets are $25 for general admission. Call 601-960-2300 or visit

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from staff reports

‘Flying Crows’ sets sights on Carey stage William Carey University Theatre will present “Flying Crows,” a play by James Glossman, this week at the new Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre. The play, based on the novel by Jim Lehrer of PBS’ “Newshour,” is about a police detective and homeless man. Show times are at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday and Friday and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for military members and senior citizens, and $5 for students. Call 601318-6221.

Piney Woods fest set for Nov. 12-13 The eighth annual Piney Woods Heritage Festival at Mississippi State University’s Crosby Arboretum in Picayune is set for next month. The festival will feature

exhibits and demonstrations on blacksmithing, woodcarving, spinning and basket making, as well as bluegrass music. Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13. Admission is $2 for children and $5 for adults. Concert tickets are $5 for arboretum members and $3 for members’ children; and $10 for nonmembers and $6 for nonmembers’ children. The Crosby Arboretum is at 370 Ridge Road. The phone number is 601-799-2311.

Soul Sessions kick off in Hermanville The Soul Session Sundays community programs at the CYS Village Campus in Hermanville kicks off today and will run each Sunday through Dec. 26. The sessions will include children’s crafts, live entertainment, movies, food and vendors. Sessions are free and will be from 3 to 6 p.m. at the CYS Village Campus at 1132 Mississippi 548. Call 601-559-9762 or visit

NAMI walk Nov. 6 at Mayes Lake The National Alliance on Mental Illness is gearing up for its annual walk, set for Nov. 6. The fundraiser will begin at 9 a.m. at Mayes Lake in Jackson. Proceeds will go toward education and awareness in the battle against mental illness. To register, call 601-6186807 or visit

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

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

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

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

Southern Cultural Heritage Center Reservations required for each event: 601-631-2997 or info@; Calligraphy-The Art of Beautiful Writing: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays in October; Cecil Evans, instructor; $95 for members, $115 for nonmembers, supplies included.

Vicksburg Theatre Guild “An English Heaven & Is There Honey Still?”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-13 and 19-20 and 2 p.m. Nov. 14 and 21; tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 55 and older, $7 for students and and younger; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-636-0471 or

Westside Theatre Foundation All events at Coral Room Theatre inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; 601-529-2067 or 440-781-8729; auditions: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”; 6-8 p.m. today and Monday; needed are men and women ages 10 to 60; production: Richard O’Brien’s “Rocky Horror Show”; 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, $12; midnight show and pre-show buffet Oct. 31, $20.

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

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

Jackson Audubon hummingbird lecture 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; presented by experts Bob and Martha Sargent; Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, 2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson; free.

Ann Biedenharn Jones: 4 p.m. Nov. 2, “Ann Biedenharn Jones: Life and Art”; Neil White: 4 p.m. Nov. 4, “Mississippians”; Michael H. Thompson: 4-6 p.m. Dec. 9, “David: The Illustrated Novel”; Lorelei Books on Washington Street; 601-634-8624 or

Vicksburg Convention Center Tail “Great” Party 5:30 p.m. Monday; Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants; free admission, food for sale.

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

Kaleidoscope celebration Tuesday-Wednesday; Hinds Community College Raymond campus; for schedule, call 601-857-3349 or visit

DiamondJacks Casino, 3990 Washington St., 601-636-5700, Offered free from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the Fantasy Pit Stage: • Michael Anthony & The Groove ­— Friday-Saturday. • The Dayz — Nov. 5-6. • Chasing Scarlet — Nov. 12-13. • Ted & Arthur — Nov. 19-20. • Michael Anthony & The Groove — Nov. 26-27. Also free on the Fantasy Pit Stage: • Karaoke — 7-9 p.m. Thursdays in October.

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

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ 2:30 this afternoon; presented by Mississippi College’s Tribal Players and the Department of Communication; Aven Little Theatre on the Clinton campus; $5 for students and seniors and $7 for general admission; 601-925-3935.

Food Classics in the Courtyard Fridays through Nov. 5; Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation; lunch: $9 per person, reservations required by Thursdays; 601631-2997 or • Friday — Lee H. Abraham and the Boone Brothers, classic pops and originals; Goldie’s Express. • Nov. 5 — Patrick Smith, classic blues, rock, pop and originals; Palmertree Catering.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Turkey Dinner and Bake Sale 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 4 at the church at 900 Crawford St.; turkey and dressing, green beans, cranberry sauce, a roll, corn pudding, dessert and tea or water; bake sale; $10 in advance at the church or at 601-636-5612; dine in or carry out.

Holy Trinity turkey dinner


• Galaxy Red — Variety/funk; Nov. 12-13 at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free.

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

Music Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St. 601-638-1000, • Area Code — Variety; tonight and Tuesday-Oct. 31 at Cabaret Lounge; free. • Hip Kitty — Rock; Friday-Saturday at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free. • LaNise Kirk— Variety; Nov. 2-7 and 9-14 at Cabaret Lounge; free. • Jarekus Singleton — R&B/blues; Nov. 5-6 at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free. • Groove Inc. — Variety; Nov. 16-21 and 23-28 at Cabaret Lounge; free.

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

Eddie Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company, 1100 Washington St., 601-638-1571 • 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays — Open mic. • 10 p.m. Thursday-Friday — Bret Mosley of New York; call for cover charge. • 10 p.m. Saturday — Reid Stone of New York and Halloween contest; $5 cover.

Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge, 4451 Clay St., 601-636-3761 • 9:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Kyle Parker Band; $7 cover.

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

Juke Joint Restaurant & Blues Exhibit, 1415 Washington St., 601-634-6878 • 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday — Osgood & Blaque; free.

Duff’s Tavern & Grill, 1306 Washington St., 601-638-8828 • 7-10 p.m. Friday — Band TBA; free.

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

Rule Continued from Page C1. christened at the Church of the Holy Communion in the late 1800s at Diamond Place on Davis Island. In the same box of papers, he later found a photo of a child — and on the back it gave her name, Estelle Bobb. The items came from the Head family collection and Sonny said, “Thank God they never threw anything away.” Another bit of history, hanging on Sonny’s library wall, is a diploma issued to Miss Annie Head in 1898, and framed next to it is her first license to teach, in 1899. Both are from the Yokena School, dated just a year apart. He’s found the locations of old stores and churches that have been gone for generations, and he has found where many of the oneroom schools were. In addition to the one at Yokena, there was the Ring School,

Redbone, Glass, Stevens, Bogue de Shea, Price Hill and Nammachehaw. He’s found some items supposedly lost forever. One is a deed by William Sharkey giving William Hyland and his heirs the Yokena Cemetery. Another was a copy of The Yokena Bugle, a handwritten newspaper from around 1900. Another discovery was when Yokena was first called Loosa Yokena, the Indian name — it was in 1857. Before that, in old records, the plantation was referred to as the Black Land Place. Loosa Yokena is simply a translation — Choctaw for black earth or black land. Sonny’s research has found stories that are tragic and sad, and others that are humorous. One particularly amusing tale is of a courtship when a Mr. Grant and

a Mr. Simrall were vying for the affections of Miss Annie Head. Simrall was visiting Annie, and supposedly Grant had threatened him, so he fled and hid under a bridge a mile or so away and later claimed that he was so scared that his rapidly beating heart hollowed out a place in the dirt big enough for a goose nest. Simrall would tell the story and conclude with, “I decided to let Grant have her. Some say I was lucky.” People don’t always like what the records state, Sonny said, “They make out their ancestors to be superhuman, want to make privates into colonels, to embellish a lot. I’ve had people tell me, ‘My granddaddy owned all the land from Yokena to the river bridge.’ Well, what about those other 10,000 deeds? But, even when they

see them, they’ll declare, ‘This can’t be right, because my grandma told me....’” On the other hand, when he told one lady that her grandfather (who had a rather unsavory reputation) had given land for a school, she commented, “Well, I’m glad he did something good.” Though he’s always loved history, it has been his hobby, not his vocation. He made his living for 31 years with the telephone company, from an installer through several other levels to installing data circuits. He also spent 35 years in the military, serving in the National Guard and the reserves. He was in Europe numerous times “and learned enough German to order a beer.” Once, a fourstar general asked Sonny and another reservist to sit by him during a briefing “as I might need to ask y’all some-

thing.” The man was Colin Powell. Sonny remembers how nice he was because “usually the more stars they have, the nicer they are.” Presently, Sonny is transcribing the plantation journals of William Sharkey, who was chief justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, and a governor, senator and diplomat. There were other famous people from Yokena including Horatio Fleming Simrall, also chief justice of the state Supreme Court and Confederate lieutenant governor of Kentucky. What about gathering history in the future? Sonny doesn’t think it looks good for historians down the line because of the lack of letters, diaries “and a generation that just doesn’t care.” His work in history has been satisfying not just because of what he has

learned, but because of the people he has met. He has an award by the Vicksburg Genealogical Society. He took a cup from a shelf and told the story of how several ladies at Yokena Presbyterian Church, where he is a member, had activities for the young people, concluding with a party on the Natchez Trace and dividing the youngsters into teams. Sonny won the trophy, just a glass cup from Woolworth that Mrs. Audrey Kinzer inscribed on the side with a pen and the date, 1958. It’s another bit of history from Yokena, to some an insignificant item, but for him it’s something “I wouldn’t take a million dollars for.” •

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

Sunday, October 24, 2010

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Mathes, Andrews exchange vows Aug. 28

Are you planning a wedding? The Vicksburg Post will publish an engagement announcement before the wedding date. The Sunday before the wedding, we will list your wedding in a roundup of those planned for the week. The wedding writeup and photo will run, as space allows, as soon as possible after the wedding. Wedding information submitted more than two months after the ceremony is too late for use. There is no charge to publish any of the announcements submit submitted within our time limits. Brides who submit information past the deadline or who wish to include additional details not requested on our forms (such as dress descriptions or decorations) may do so at a cost of 50 cents per word. A $100 fee will be charged to include a photo if the information is posted after our deadline. Information for engagement and wedding announcements should be submitted on forms provided by The Vicksburg Post. They are available at the newspaper office, 1601 N. Frontage Road, or online at Forms should be filled out in full, typewritten when possible or legibly written. A phone number on the form is required. Photos of the bride or couple should be close-ups when possible; unfiltered, glossy images in 5-by-7 or 4-by-6 reproduce best. Inferior quality photos will be refused. For more information, call 601-636-4545, ext. 131.


released by armed services Army Pvt. Jacob D. Morgan has graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During basic training, he received instruction in drill and ceremonies, military customs and courtesies, map reading, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness and first aid. A 2008 graduate of Vicksburg High School, he is the son of Amanda Morgan. Army National Guard Pfc.

Azanda Z. Noye has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During training, she studied the Army mission and received instruction in drill and ceremonies, Army history, traditions, military courtesy, physical fitness, first aid, marksmanship, land navigation and armed and unarmed combat. A 2010 graduate of Vicksburg High School, she is the daughter of Sandra Wilson and Willie Noye, both of Vicksburg.


forms provided through area hospitals Gordon K. Downs and Claire Ray announce the birth of a 7-pound, 10-ounce daughter, Natalee Kate Downs, on Aug. 13, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Mary Ann Ray and the late David Ray, Chris and Stacia Johnson and Kenny Downs. • Zack and Keri Connelly Purser announce the birth

of a 7-pound, 10-ounce son, Colton Lee, on Aug. 18, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Women’s Hospital in Tupelo. Maternal grandparents are Phillip Connelly and Beverly Connelly, both of Vicksburg. Paternal grandparents are Hildred Purser of Hackleburg, Ala., and the late Lori Lee Purser.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mathes of Vicksburg announce the marriage of their daughter, Emily Reigne, to Clinton Michael Andrews. Mr. Andrews is the son of Billy Andrews and the late Carol Andrews of Clarksdale. The wedding was held at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 28, 2010, at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. Dean Caldwell, maternal grandfather of the bride, officiated at the wedding, which included a sand ceremony. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Caldwell and Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Mathes Jr., all of Vicksburg. She is the greatgranddaughter of the late Vance and Faye Caldwell of Booneville, the late Edgar and Vella Morris of Grenada and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Sibley and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Mathes Sr., all of Vicksburg. The groom is the grandson of the late Arby and Virginia Murphy and the late Mr. and Mrs. Homer Andrews, all of Clarksdale. Annette Farrish, aunt of the groom, represented her late sister and mother of the groom. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Nuptial selections were presented by Michael Bufkin, pianist; Mitch Beauman, performer; and Nathan Jones, accompanist. Matrons of honor were Amanda Davis of Bran-

Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Michael Andrews The bride is the former Emily Reigne Mathes don and Stephanie Buice of Wetumpka, Ala. Bridesmaids were Brittney Parker, cousin of the bride, of Jasper, Ala.; Naomi Meadows, fiancé of the bride’s brother, of Magee; and Ashleigh Andrews, niece of the groom, of Madison. The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Lee Andrews, brother of the groom, of Madison; Ed Williams of Brandon; Richard Bradley of Madison, Ala.; and Avery Mathes, brother of the bride, of Vicksburg. Ushers were Mikie Williams of Brandon and Neil Andrews, nephew of the groom, of Madison.

Miss Pierce to marry Thompson Nov. 13 The engagement of Tracey Roschelle Pierce of Ridgeland to Frederick Shunnard Thompson of Clinton is announced today. Vows will be exchanged at 4 p.m. Nov. 13, 2010, at Woodworth Chapel on the Tougaloo College campus. A reception will follow in Sparkman Auditorium at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Miss Pierce is the daughter of Bennie Edmond of Vicksburg and Debra Y. Pierce Robinson Clark of Ridgeland. She is the granddaughter of Marie V. Pierce and the late Leon Pierce and Charlene Edmond and the late Henry Clark, all of Vicksburg. Mr. Thompson is the son of Evelyn Caine of Clinton and the late Fred Allen of Pocahontas. He is the grandson of

Lucille Jamison of Bolton and Katie B. Allen of Pocahontas. The bride-elect is a 1994 graduate of Madison Central High School. She served in the U.S. Air Force as a medical technician II and EMT and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Tougaloo College in 2004. She received the 2003 Vice Presidential Scholar Award and the 2004 U.S. National Collegiate Social Science Award. Miss Pierce is an alcohol and drug counselor at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility. The prospective groom is a 1993 graduate of Clinton High School and attended Jackson State University. Mr. Thompson is employed with United Parcel Service and Oakley Training Center.

Melissa Lee Giffin Engaged to marry Joshua Thomas Coker

Miss Giffin, Mr. Coker to recite vows Nov. 19 The engagement of Melissa Lee Giffin to Joshua Thomas Coker, both of Huntsville, Ala., is announced today. Vows will be exchanged in a private ceremony on Nov. 19, 2010. A reception will be held Nov. 20 at Mississippi State University. All relatives and friends are invited to attend the reception. Miss Giffin is the daughter of Jane Posey Giffin and Dr. Robert Lee Giffin, both of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of Marjorie Woodruff Giffin of Louisville. Mr. Coker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Coker of Huntsville. The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Vicksburg High

School. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2006 from Mississippi State University, where she graduated cum laude in 2007 with a Master of Business Administration degree. Miss Giffin is employed with Rahmati Law Firm LLC in Huntsville. The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Starkville High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 2009, both from Mississippi State University. Mr. Coker is an analyst for Missile Defense Agency in Huntsville.

Emma Davis served as ring carrier, and Madeline Davis served as flower girl. Special wedding assistant was Molly Robison, aunt of the bride. A reception followed at the center. Darius Rodgers and Craig Johnson served as doormen. Attending the registry table were Michelle Caldwell, aunt of the bride, of Spanish Fort, Ala., and Leah Mitchell of Vicksburg. Guests were entertained with music by DJ Right-away, and Avery Mathes and Naomi Meadows performed. Reception servers were

Christy Parker, aunt of the bride, of Jasper; DeLane Caldwell, cousin of the bride, of Spanish Fort; Debra Wills, aunt of the bride, of Robert, La.; and Joyce Caldwell, greataunt of the bride, of Booneville. Special reception assistants were Mary Wilson, Claritha Jackson and Ann Nunnally. Following a honeymoon in Panama City, Fla., the couple will make their home in Brandon. Rehearsal dinner The groom’s father honored the wedding party with a rehearsal dinner held at Roca’s on the eve of the wedding. The bride and groom chose this time to present gifts to members of the wedding party. Guests were entertained with a slide presentation of childhood pictures of the bride and groom. Showers Sandra and Lana Morris honored the bride with a wedding shower at their home in Brandon. The bride received handmade items from her greatgrandmothers. Nina McBee and Yvonne Carter hosted a miscellaneous shower at the Bypass Church of Christ in Vicksburg. A brunch shower with coworkers at Kalalou was hosted by Julie Dickerson and Heather Blackwell in Jackson.

Tracey Roschelle Pierce Engaged to marry Frederick Shunnard Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Friley The bride is the former Brenda Kay Cousins Kelsey Renee Jones Engaged to marry Jonathan Matthew Finney

Miss Jones, Mr. Finney to recite vows Nov. 20 Mr. and Mrs. Michael Jones of Madison announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Renee, to Jonathan Matthew Finney. Mr. Finney is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Finney of Vicksburg. Miss Jones is the granddaughter of the late Purvis C. Garrett and the late Katherine Slay Garrett of Madison and Clint and Anna Jones and the late Agnes Hollingsworth Jones, all of Cleveland. Mr. Finney is the grandson

of Roy Joe Sr. and Kathryne Virginia Elmore and Carl Francis Finney and the late Gleneve Wolfe Finney, all of Vicksburg. The bride-elect received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Delta State University. The prospective groom is a network engineer at the Army Corps of Engineers. Vows will be exchanged Nov. 20, 2010, at Old Rice Road Baptist Church in Madison.

Friley weds Cousins at Riverfront Park Oct. 9 B.J. Friley of Vicksburg and Brenda Kay Cousins of Redwood were married at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 2010, at Riverfront Park. Judge Jeff Crevitt officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Jeffie and Faye Nell Gainey of Vicksburg. The groom is the son of Sgt. 1st Class Raymond and Mary Friley of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of the late Joe Friley Sr. of Vaughn; the late Dersie Friley of Mesquite, Texas; and the late L.J. Simpson and Annie Earline Simpson of Vicksburg. The bride was given in marriage by her daughter, Kayla Cousins, who also served as

maid of honor. The bride’s chosen colors were purple and silver. A selection by Celine Dion was presented for the music. Matron of honor was Wendy Lynn Friley Staggs, sister of the groom, of Vicksburg. Rex “Kenny” Staggs Jr. of Vicksburg served as best man. A reception followed at the park. Hostess was Wendy Lynn Friley Staggs. For a wedding trip, the couple is traveling to Lakeville, Minn. They will make their home in Vicksburg. The bride is a homemaker, and the groom is a layman preacher at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

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New ‘Avatar’ scene shows life on Earth By David Germain AP movie writer LOS ANGELES — James Cameron is giving “Avatar” a fresh start. Cameron has unveiled a new opening scene for an extended cut of his sci-fi blockbuster due out Nov. 16 on DVD and Blu-ray disc, the sequence offering a glimpse of life on crowded, polluted 22nd century Earth, where city dwellers are bombarded by digital ads and wear masks for protection from the foul air. The sequence Cameron showed reporters depicts the dreary existence of his hero, Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), before he’s invited to join the Avatar program on the distant moon Pandora. An ex-Marine now in a wheelchair, Jake lives in a tiny, seedy room and hangs around boozing it up at a bar, where he starts a fight — but for a good cause. Jake takes on a guy who had been slapping a woman around. Cameron said he decided to cut that opening from last year’s theatrical release despite how “great that sequence of scenes is for his character, and showing how even though he’s paralyzed, he’s not a victim. He’s still a warrior. He’s a stubborn, scrappy, brawling guy, but also one with a conscience and a sense of justice.” But Cameron said audiences eventually would find that out about Jake once he gets into action among the native Na’vi on Pandora. He said he dropped the opening on Earth to step up the

Hilfiger embraces buzz of pop culture By Samantha Critchell AP fashion writer

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Director James Cameron watches a monitor while directing an actor at the “Avatar” Global Media Day in Los Angeles.

film pacing and land viewers more quickly on Pandora, where Jake falls for Na’vi warrior Neytiri (Zoe Saldana). “The guiding principle for me was the movie doesn’t really start until we meet Neytiri,” Cameron said. “It’s about their relationship and where that relationship takes him. So every minute that we delayed meeting her we looked at with extra scrutiny.” But for this latest video

release, Cameron and producer Jon Landau wanted to offer something fresh. “We didn’t want to start the movie with something people had seen before,” Landau said. “Right when people start to watch it, they know they’re getting something new, and it’s a whole new opening.” The extended home-video cut runs 16 minutes longer than the original theatrical version of “Avatar,” the biggest modern blockbuster with $2.8 billion at the box

office worldwide. The three-disc DVD and Blu-ray release also includes the theatrical version and another extended cut, running eight minutes longer than the original, that was released in theaters in August. The set also packs 45 minutes of deleted scenes, a feature-length documentary about “Avatar” and 17 short segments examining the technology, music, stunts and other elements of the film.

Ferguson’s ‘Inside Job’ gets inside meltdown

NEW YORK — He’s rocked and he’s rolled — and Tommy Hilfiger has done it for more than 25 years. Hilfiger is marking 25 years of his namesake brand this fall, celebrating with a splashy show during Fashi o n We e k , tailgate parties and anniversary products, but his Tommy career is, in Hilfiger fact, longer than that: He’s had a fashion gig since high school when he decided Elmira, N.Y., needed a denim store to keep up with the 1960s rock-star trends. He opened People’s Place catering to the local college crowd and everyone headed to Woodstock, and took out ads in the local newspaper boasting the best bell-bottoms and red fox jackets for “foxy” ladies. He’d promote sales as “savings for swingers.” “I wanted to build a business around all this pop culture,” says Hilfiger, who ticks off music, movies, celebrity and art as the long-term common threads in his signature look that has evolved through phases of hippie, preppy, Americana and glitzy influences. Moving with the times doesn’t make him or his brand inconsistent, says Hilfiger. On the contrary, he explains, it gives his collection and its customers an inter-

esting, vibrant lifestyle that adopts more than just one aesthetic. The style icons he admires — for their personal looks as well as their ability to tap the zeitgeist — range from Norman Rockwell to the Beatles, from Marilyn Monroe to Beyonce. He shows off just what a fan he is of the big picture around him in a new ultra-luxe $550 book published by Assouline that is, essentially, Hilfiger’s scrapbook. (It’s not the sort of thing that would fit on most coffee tables but you could imagine a copy on Hilfiger’s table in his apartment at The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan or his estate in Greenwich, Conn.) Scribbles in Hilfiger’s handwriting explain his affinity for Steve McQueen, tartan plaid and tongue-in-cheek advertising. He’s created collages that pay tribute to people, places and things that move the needle and generate buzz, but there also are personal moments — a family portrait of Hilfiger and his eight siblings, and a very Grace Kellyesque photo of his wife Dee, for example — that do give the sense of a man with the full plate that he likes to describe. “One of the most important things to me is to make things real, not have models who are perfectly groomed or clothes that are too perfect. It all has to have a twist because that’s how people live.”

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By Christy Lemire AP movie critic You don’t have to know the difference between a credit default swap and a collateralized debt obligation to feel enraged anew by “Inside Job,” Charles Ferguson’s thorough dissection of the country’s economic collapse of 2008. As he did with his first documentary, the Oscar-nominated “No End in Sight,” Ferguson takes an unwieldy topic and makes it accessible — regardless of whether viewers are already well-versed in it or can’t stand to follow every development. But that 2007 film was more specific: a meticulously researched look at the U.S. occupation of Iraq. “Inside Job” is about a financial crisis that has touched every American’s life and reverberated around the world. Ferguson’s reach likewise is global, featuring stories, footage and expert interviews from Iceland, France, Singapore and points in between. Still, it’s a daunting topic, but with the help of user-friendly graphics and Matt Damon’s narration, Ferguson breaks down the meltdown into digestible terms without ever condescending. At the same time, he’s managed to make a potentially dry, headache-inducing subject cinematic: “Inside Job” is gorgeous to look at, shiny and crisp with gleaming cinematography. His title sequence, featuring aerial shots of the Manhattan skyline with Peter Gabriel’s “Big Time” blaring behind them, starts things out on a catchy, splashy note. (And come to think of it, his opening isn’t too dissimilar from the



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film review start of Oliver Stone’s timely sequel, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.”) At the end, though, the image of the Statue of Liberty is a little facile, especially compared to all the complex ideas and discussions that preceded it. But the film as a whole moves well, too, with pristinely flattering lighting even for the wonky talking heads. Among the dozens of experts he speaks with — insiders and watchdogs alike — are billionaire philanthropist George Soros; NYU economics professor Nouriel Roubini (known as “Dr. Doom” for predicting this crisis back in 2006); French finance minister Christine Lagarde; U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee; and Eliot Spitzer, who initiated lawsuits against all the major investment banks when he was New York State Attorney General. Most of them provide infor-

mation that fuels Ferguson’s points and helps build a mounting sense of outrage at the sheer gall of it all — the complicated structures and unchecked greed that ultimately caused millions to lose their homes and jobs. But some find themselves on the hot seat, with Ferguson asking calm but pointed questions. Former Bush chief economic adviser Glenn Hubbard, current dean of Columbia University’s business school, grows so defensive, he snarls: “You have three more minutes. Give it your best shot.” Still other key figures — including U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Ber-

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nanke; his predecessor, Alan Greenspan; and Larry Summers, President Obama’s chief economic adviser — declined to be interviewed for “Inside Job,” which is telling in itself. Unlike Michael Moore, who tends to insinuate himself into the action so that his audience can see him shaking his fist in disgust, Ferguson stays offcamera: We only hear his voice, and he’s a quick and educated questioner. “Inside Job,” a Sony Pictures Classics release, is rated PG-13 for some drug and sex-related material. Running time: 108 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four.


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The Women In Red Auxiliary at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, will celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month during our 2nd Annual Women In Red Parade on Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. We cordially invite the families, friends, and neighbors of the city of Vicksburg and surrounding areas to join us for this informative and spiritually rewarding event. For further information or assistance, please contact Sister Ruthie Dent at 601-636-3744. Thank you. We look forward to seeing you there.

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You are invited to First Baptist Church’s “Fall Family Fun under the Lights at Night” Wednesday, Oct. 27th • 5:30-7:00 p.m. First Baptist Church • 1607 Cherry Street • Vicksburg The fun will include: Candy Special-lighted Trucks and Tailgates Inflatable Obstacle Course Duck Pond Ambulance

Free Popcorn Inflatable Space Walk Hotdogs and Drinks (Minimal Charge) Fire Truck

For more information, call Kevin Hurt 601-636-2493 In case of rain, activities will be moved to the Family Life Center.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

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Zip lines enhance adventure offerings without the mud By Zinie Chen Sampson The Associated Press LANSING, W.Va. — Many visitors to the New River Gorge typically get acquainted with the area by battling whitewater on the New and Gauley rivers, climbing rock faces or trekking through the woods on mountain bikes. For those of us who enjoy exploring the outdoors, but might not feel like getting soaked or muddy, canopy tours and zip lines are the way to go. The main requirements: the ability to step off a high platform and yell loudly enough to echo through the surrounding canyons. On a recent fall weekend, a group of zip-line riders took in some spectacular aerial views with a side of adrenaline while hurtling down Gravity, a new zip line operated by Adventures on the Gorge, an outdoors company. With the help of guides, riders fly up to 45 mph along several segments of steel cables a couple of hundred feet above a former surface coal mine. Gravity is one of more than 300 major commercial zip lines and canopy tours worldwide, with about 115 of them in the United States, said Jeff Coy, a hotel, resort and waterpark industry consultant. Nearly 30 opened in the U.S. in 2010 and at least 11 more are slated to open in 2011, including a new 3,000-foot line at the Adventures on the Gorge complex. For a first-timer, it’s quite a thrill to harness up and fly through the air over the scenic West Virginia forest. For $79, zip-liners get the chance to escape life’s daily grind, live in the moment and clear an overloaded brain of any thoughts besides “Yeeeeahhh! Woohoo!” — by just letting the laws of physics do their job for a couple of hours. Zip lines were originally built to transport people and mining equipment across canyons and over rivers. Some of the first tourist zips were built in Costa Rica’s tropicalforest canopies in the 1970s. “You’ve had people who go down there, love it, and come back to the States and say, ‘I want to build one here,”’ Coy said. “That is part of what is going on.” And during economic downturns, zip lines are a relatively inexpensive way to upgrade or enhance resort properties, each costing about $250,000 to $1.5 million to build, compared with much higher price tags on new construction of waterparks or other structures, he said. Other U.S. zips opening recently include ZipQuest, on 55 acres of forest near Fayetteville, N.C. ZipQuest features the two-story-high Carver’s Falls, and riders end their tour with a final, long zip parallel to the waterfall. In Colorado, the Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures, in Glenwood Springs, take riders across the Colorado River and back. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours in southeast Ohio zips visitors over the Hocking River and near stone cliffs. The site also has a new SuperZip that lets riders fly outstretched, Supermanstyle, through the forest at speeds of up to 50 mph. On West Virginia’s Gravity, after a required on-ground tutorial, riders do two short warm-up zips. The main event comes after riders are transported to higher elevations for the final three segments of 1,800 feet, 1,600 feet and 1,300 feet, respectively. The valley drops off at a steeper angle than the cable, enhancing the feeling of flying away from the ground. Initial neurotic thoughts of “Hmm, is this an elaborate conspiracy to lure me to my death?” quickly give way to “Let’s do it again!” Gravity opened this summer to complement the Lansing, W.Va., company’s other offerings, including Class IV Mountain River and Rivermen whitewater trips, and its first zip attraction, the TreeTops Canopy Tour. TreeTops opened in 2009 and operates

If you go Adventures on the Gorges’ tree tops and gravity tours: or 877-811-5321. Based in Fayetteville, W.Va., www. Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures: www. glenwoodcanyonzipline. com/index.html or 888494-7386. Based in Glenwood Springs, Colo., www. Hocking Hills Canopy Tours: html or 740-385-9477. Based in Hocking Hills, Ohio, www.hockinghills. com/ Zipquest: www.zipquest. com/ or 910-488-8787. Based in Fayetteville, N.C., www.visitfayettevillenc. com/.

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Kevin Hermann of Pittsburgh, Pa., performs a self-rescue at the end of a zip line on the TreeTops Canopy Tour at Adventures on the Gorge near Fayetteville, W.Va.

Keith Mays rides a zip line on the TreeTops Canopy Tour at Adventures on the Gorge. “A zip line offers more of a comfortable way to do it,” he said. “You get a nice adrenaline rush, nature, scenery and pretty parts of West Virginia, but it’s a little more controlled.”

people. Samples agrees. He’s a whitewater-rafting and skydiving enthusiast, but understands how some people would prefer a larger sense of personal control and safety on their adventures.

New Dolls & Furniture! Krista Goins waves and smiles while zip-lining toward the platform during the Gravity zip line tour.


Kevin Hermann checks his harness before walking a rope bridge during the TreeTops Canopy Tour. year-round — even in the winter, when nature lovers can zip through the towering hemlocks and other centuries-old hardwoods blanketed by snow. Mark Samples celebrated his 34th birthday weekend on the New River Gorge, and he’s already planning next year’s rafting and zipping trip. Samples was known among the group for his enthusiastic hoots, his girlfriend, Krista Goins, for her constant smiles. Samples

credits their group’s two guides with ensuring everyone’s safety while making everyone “feel relaxed and have a good time.” While Gravity — West Virginia’s longest zip line — is heart-pounding, TreeTops is a leisurely 3.5-hour excursion through Mill Creek Canyon, several miles from the gorge. Riders zip along 10 lines and hike across five hanging skybridges that take them into the forest among rhododendrons and mountain laurel,

whitetail deer, black bear and other animals. The canopy tour’s laid-back guides give short talks about West Virginia’s native trees and animals that can be spotted in the canyon and near the creek, throwing in puns such as “grand-theft otter” as they discuss the river animals’ habitat. Dave Arnold, a founding director of Adventures on the Gorge, said that while rafting visits on the New and Gauley rivers have dropped off since their peak in the mid-1990s, zip-line and canopy-tour bookings really have popped, with 30,000 zips taken since TreeTops opened. TreeTops now brings in about 12 percent of the company’s total revenue, and that figure is expected to grow. Arnold — who got his start decades ago as a kayaking guide — thinks demographic changes, increasingly sedentary lifestyles and young people “spending more time inside, less time in creeks” have helped contribute to a decline in the whitewater business. Canopy tours and zip lining, however, can be done by a wider range of

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Friday, October 29th

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

Friday, October 29th & Saturday, October 30th

12 noon – “Classics in the Courtyard” Catered Lunch*

Sat., Oct. 30 - 9am-4pm – Memory Lane at SFXA

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

Annual Giving Fund

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

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

Success for Students

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

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

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

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

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

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Saturday, October 30th 9:00am - 4:00pm – Memory Lane Visit the old school, classroom by classroom. Share your stories, run down the halls, and enjoy the volumes of memorabilia on display.

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

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

12 noon – The Southern Heritage Air Show*

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

Ticktet info visit:

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

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

5:30pm – Mass Celebrating 150 Years of Catholic Education

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

Let us pray together again. St. Paul’s Catholic Church. 713 Crawford Street. Him Most Reverend Bishop Joseph Latino, celebrant.

6:30pm – The 150th Gala The old auditorium, now the Southern Cultural Heritage Complex, 1300 Crawford Street is where we will have a huge evening! Beginning with heavy hors d’oeuvres from local caterers, cool libations, and music for all ages by The Foulon Brothers Band, featuring our own John David Hosemann ‘04. $50 per person

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

* ‘Classics in the Courtyard’ & the Air Show are not official school functions for the weekend. Payment must be made separately.

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Michael and Mary Ann Taylor, along with Steve Taylor and Vicksburg Post Deputy Managing Editor Misty McDermitt, caught some vibrant shots of goldenrod during an afternoon at the Vicksburg National Military Park. The plant that blooms in late summer and early fall has cast a golden hue over the park’s landscape.

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HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY-BACK 2010. Dr. Martin Chaney, 3205 Wisconsin Avenue will pay $1 per pound for unopened candy, the participant will also receive a toothbrush and McDonald's Treat coupon. Candy collection will be Monday, 11/1, from 3pm5pm at Dr. Chaney's office. The collected candy will then be boxed and shipped to troops overseas through Operation Gratitude. Questions/ information, 601-6346080.

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06. Lost & Found FOUND PUPPY!! 4- 5 month old female yellow Labrador puppy. Stenson Road/ Warriors Trail. 601-636-5197.

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Application packets may be picked up at the Human Resources Department, 1415 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, MS beginning Monday, October 4, 2010 and deadline to return is Monday, October 25, 2010. Test date is Saturday, October 30, 2010. For more info. Call 601-631-3710 Ext. 1 or visit • The City of Vicksburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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107 OLD PORTERS CHAPEL RD. Excellent Condition. County. 6 years old. Custom built for present owner. Brick veneer exterior. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Separate dining. Living room with fireplace. 9' ceilings with tray ceiling in living room and dining room. Wood floors in foyer, living room, dining room and hall. Two car Garage. $169,900.

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1804 VICKLAN Location! Location! Location! $142,000. Precious and affordable home located in prime area of town. Freshly painted, beautiful hardwood floors, large kitchen, two living areas, large laundry room, spacious bedrooms, nice back yard, wired storage shed. Move in condition.

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Financial Asst. available if qualified CLASSES STARTING SOON! Call M-F 8am-4pm 1-800-975-9844 MS CPSCR # C-618 COMPUTER SUPPORT/ Administrator. Must have experience. Windows operating system, some networking. Email resumes to:


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1-877-285-8621 Call M-F 8am-5pm EXPERIENCED CUSTOMER SERVICE Representative. Must be friendly and have good computer skills, Serious applicants ONLY. Send resumes to P.O Box 509 Vicksburg MS, 39180.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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



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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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12. Schools & Instruction

14. Pets & Livestock

14. Pets & Livestock

14. Pets & Livestock

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

CO-JACKS (Jack Russell and Corgi) Nice Pups, short legs, most have natural bobbed tails, hardy, gentle family pets. Wormed, 2nd shots, 9 weeks, CPR registered $100 601-318-6802100 Delhi.

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

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


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RED TOY POODLE, 6 months, 4 pounds, very cute, $200; Male Yorkie, 5 months, 4 pounds, shots, wormed, CPR registered, $300. Delhi 318-680-2100. SHIH TZU BABIES, 6 weeks, will be small size first shots, wormed, CPR registered $250. Delhi 318680-2100.


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MALE PUPPIES, 6 months, not big. 1 Yorkie, Chinese Crested Tzu, Shiffon, CPR registered, wormed, all shots. $75 each. 318-680-2100 Delhi.

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Children: Show off your Halloween costume in our 2010 Pumpkin Patch. Send us a photo of your child in their Halloween costume to be put in our Annual Pumpkin Patch. There will be 3 age groups: 0-2, 3-6 and 7-12. Photographs must be received by: Monday, October 25th, 3pm. â&#x20AC;˘ $20 per picture â&#x20AC;˘ Childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Age: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Costume: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Parent Name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

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17. Wanted To Buy $ I BUY JUNK CARS $ I will pickup your junk car and pay you cash today! Call 601-618-6441. WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 61 INCH CUB Cadet. Commercial zero turn lawn mower. Personal use only. Like new. Paid $8000 will sell for $4,500. 601-2189984. CLASSROOM STUDENT DESKS $20. Discount Furniture Barn, 600 Jackson Street. 601-638-7191. COMPLETE TOTAL GYM exercise equipment, $150. 601-994-4590. CRIMSON RED SLEEPER sofa and ottoman. 6 months old. Paid $1400, will sacrifice for $375. 601-415-8735. CUB CADET LAWN tractor. Super 1550 LT, 3 years old, 50 inch cut, 300 hours. Paid $2800 new, asking $1200. 601-218-2809. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. FORMAL DRESSES. Great for Cotillion, Prom, Homecoming or Pageants. $20- $140, sizes SmallMedium. 601-218-7028.

NEW TWIN MATRESS set $175, Full set $219. Discount Furniture Barn.

28. Furnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

30. Houses For Rent

30. Houses For Rent

Housekeeping Services

$600 MONTHLY STUDIO. $900 1 bedroom townhouse. Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning 601-661-9747.

1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-1746. BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN LOCATION, 1 bedroom, hardwood floors, washer dryer, central air/ heat. Deposit required, $625 monthly. 601-529-8002.

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

PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com 601-874-1116.

1123 HARRISON STREET, 4 bedroom/ 2 bath $900 monthly, 1454 Parkside, 3 bedroom/ 1.5 bath $950 monthly, deposit required. 601-415-0067. 3 / 2, BRICK HOME with workshop out Fisher Ferry. $900/ month + deposit. Carla, Jones/ Upchurch, 601415-4179.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

20+ years experience, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly cleaning schedules. Honest and dependable FREE ESTIMATES. Call Ruth at 601.638.1057 References Available River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168. UNCONTESTED DIVORCE- $352. Contact Attorney Stephanie Lang, 931-982-4815, P.O. Box 1111, Port Gibson, MS 39150.

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


29. Unfurnished Apartments Make us your HOME, We make Life EASY! We have it all! Paid Cable, water & trash, we furnish washer/ dryer & microwave. Ask About Our Special! Call NOW!

601-638-5587 or 601-415-8735

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales 813 THIRD NORTH. Everyday 8am- 6pm New Christmas decorations, stuffed animals, clothes 7/8, 9/10, shoes 6 ½- 7, sequin party dresses, computer miscellaneous, exercise equipment, ceramic pots, 2 refrigerators, camera projector, lots of miscellaneous. STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

17 FOOT OUACHITA fiber glass boat. 55 horse power Evinrude motor, trailer $1500. 601-994.4590 1985 TOYOTA 4X4. $4500. 1990 Chevrolet Blazer, $5500. Great condition. 601-218-1131.

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

Commodore Apartments

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

IN TOWN LOCATION 4 bedroom $650, deposit required. 601-636-2111, 601218-9146.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506. REMODELED 3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, covered parking, all electric. $600 monthly plus deposit. 601-634-1060.

Every day is bright and sunny with a classified ad to make you MONEY! Call Michele or Allaina and place your ad today. 601-636-SELL

15. Auction

To place your ad in the Classifieds call 601-636-SELL!

24. Business Services Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce



•Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured


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

Great Expectations Remodeling and Flooring 769-203-9023 F IND



BARGAIN!! PRIME OFFICE space, $450 monthly. Call 601629-7305 or 601-291-1148. OFFICE SPACE FOR rent. Great location, private bathroom, plenty of parking, use of kitchen space, alarm system, utilities furnished. $625 monthly. 601-8310886.

NO CREDIT CHECKowner finance. Manufactured home/ land. $5,000 down/ $550 monthly. 601941-2952.

34. Houses For Sale

33. Commercial Property ✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

1911 Mission 66 Office or Retail Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Great Location! Easy Access! High Visability!

FOR SALE BY owner. 2001 28x80, 4 bedroom doublewide. Will take $28,000. Call 601-6725146, after 2pm.

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

Can’t afford the house you want? Try my 2900 sq.ft. home of 25 yrs - 20 min drive much lower $/ft! Details? Call 601-218-2746 or


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808 Blossom Lane

• 4B/3BA, apx. 2,868 sf., • Mother-in-law suite • Updated Kitchen • $215,000

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Live On-Site Auction Begins: Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 10:00 AM CST Location: 1960 Morrison Dr., Raymond, MS 39154

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

• 3B/2.5BA, apx. 2,779 sf., • Sunroom, 4.4 wooded acres • Open floor plan, spacious • $289,000

Utilities Paid • Downtown Convenience • Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings


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

One of a kind safe, sheltered home with acreage We are proud to offer a very unique property located less than 20 minutes from the metro Jackson area. This is an opportunity to own an earth sheltered, energy efficient, weather safe, 3.27acres, home with good neighbors.

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

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management

Open 2:00-4:00

• 3B/2BA, apx. 1,822 sf., • Lake lot, private & quiet • Low maintenance home • $174,900

Open 2:00-4:00

• 3B/3BA, apx. 2,400 sf., • Under Construction • Split plan with bonus room • $275,000

Open 2:00-4:00

MS Auction License # 892

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River Hills Apartments



113 Windy Lake Circle • 4B/2.5BA, apx. 2,147 sf., • Lakefront lot, patio • Plenty of storage • $195,750


Open 2:00-4:00

Apartment Homes


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1503 Chambers Street

Spacious 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes!

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124 Twin Creeks Drive


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155 Velton Lane

Call Head Auctions & Realty for any questions concerning this home or the auction process.

MS Estate License # 19794


404 Dogwood Lake Dr.

No Utility Deposit Required

• 3B/2BA, apx. 1,486 sf., • Cottage with Character • Enchanting back yard • $139,900

Open 2:00-3:00


1260 Warrenton Road

• 3B/2.5BA, apx. 2,035 sf., • Magnificent Riverview • Open floor plan • Granite & Stainless Kitchen

Open 2:00-4:00



252 Manchester

• 2160 S. Frontage Rd.

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

33. Commercial Property

Open 2:00-4:00

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

20. Hunting

• Lake Surrounds Community

EAGLE LAKE. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, mostly furnished, on lake. $800 monthly, deposit, references, lease required. 601218-5348.

Turn your trash into cash with “The Classified Factory”.

3508 South Washington Street

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.

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

2 BEDROOM MANUFACTUREd home off Highway 27. Washer, dryer, refrigerator. $700/ month + deposit. Carla, Jones/ Upchurch, 601-415-4179.



REFRIGERATOR WITH ICE maker, excellent condition, $125. Gas stove. 601636-4853.

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

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

15. Auction


1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms


32. Mobile Homes For Sale

24. Business Services

GIBSON MONUMENTS, We help you honor your loved ones. 6434 Highway 61 South, 601-636-1534. LAZY BOY SOFA, Navy blue, excellent condition, reclines both ends. $200 601636-2788.

The Vicksburg Post

• 3B/2BA, apx. 2,105 sf., • Move-in Ready!!! • Split plan, large greatroom • $233,900

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• 3B/2BA, apx. 2,266 sf., • Southern Living Home • Located in the new East Village • $379,900

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Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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

• Bulldozer & Construction

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

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



New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 • Lawn MobileCare Home Services Magnolia Mobile Home Parts 601-634-6579 • Skirting • Set up Supplies • Tubs, Faucets • Vinyl Siding • Carpet, Tile • Roof Sealant • Air Conditioners • Doors & Windows “If we don’t have it, we’ll get it.”

• Signs


Show Your Colors! Post Plaza 601-631-0400

1601 N. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180 • Lawn HandyMan Care Services

RIVER CITY HANDYMAN Joe Rangel - Owner 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 We’re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!


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34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

733 LAKE FOREST DRIVE 3 Bedroom, 2 bath; spacious corner lot; large family room; $154,900; 601-218-8958

2000 16x80. 3 bedrooms, ubdated cabinets, glamour tub, separate shower. Ready to move-in! $13,900. 662-417-1209.

REDUCED--Warren Central area great 4 br, 2 ba home on approx 1 acre. Updated with ceramic in kitchen and baths, new carpet in bedrooms, new wood laminate in large den. Includes 12x20 wired workshop. For more information or appt. call 601-415-3022.

PEAR ORCHARD SUBDIVISION, 315 Belize Court. 3 bedroom, 2 bath in cul-desac. $210,000. Call Caroline 601-415-7408.

780 GRANGE HALL ROAD. Very nice, well maintained double wide home. 3 BR, 2 BA, eat-in kitchen with large living area. Looks brand new, Must See! Reduced!! Call Debra 601-831-1386 McMillin Real Estate.

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

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

ANTEBELLUM IN TOWN. Main house 6 bedroom with baths. Formal living and dining. 1 bedroom townhouse/ courtyard. 20X50 garage – stretch limousine. Property zoned Commercial. Possible bed and breakfast. RentalsOffices, 601-661-9747. AUDUBON HILLS 110 Woodstock Drive: gorgeous 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath, 4200-square-ft home with 3car garage on one forested acre. Ground-floor master suite, 9 walk-in closets, many built-ins, lush landscaping, private porches and deck, city convenience. Call 601-638-5297 for a private showing and see details at

LOOKING FOR YOUR DREAM HOME? Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 FOR SALE BY OWNER. Newly remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, Call Tony at 601-638-2781. FOR SALE OR LEASE. 107 Enchanted Drive. Completely renovated. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. 1500 square feet. 601-885-4354.

Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street

Rip Hoxie, Land Pro....601-260-9149 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

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LAKE FOREST 3 bedroom, 2 bath Totally remodeled, Granite counter tops, Fireplace, on lake $142,000 318-341-2252

Big River Realty Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

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 Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790

Rick McAllister..601-218-1150 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211






601-636-0502 225 Boundary Line. 20 acres,new home with Inground pool. 100x150 riding arena. 1100 National Street 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2106 Sq. ft. Whirlpool tub, 2-story w/ basement. $99,000. 209 Willow Drive Totally remodeled home with over 1600 sq. ft. $114,900. 106 Emily Great Location. New Paint, flooring, counter tops, and more. Priced to sell quick. $109,900. 111 Renaud 17.2 acres behind hospital on 61 N. There is a house on the property that goes with it. $649,000. 115 Robinhood 4 BR, 2.5 BA, has new hardwood floors, paint, roof and appliances. Beautifully landscaped on 2.57 acres. $269,900. 4722 Roberta Circle 3 BR, 2 BA. Priced to sell fast! $74,900.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065


CANTRELL COVE SUBDIVISION Owner: Ollie Cantrell, Jr. Reduced to: $20,000 Each Quiet, country living, easy access to Vicksburg & Tallulah! Approximately 1.5 Acre Lots Mound, LA Exit - Highway 602 (1 Mile South of I-20 Interstate)

35. Lots For Sale

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

2007 SUZUKI GSXR 750 with frame sliders and spools, 5,000 miles. $6,500. Matthew 601-218-6071

40. Cars & Trucks 1997 E250 ECONOLINE CARGO VAN. Very clean, excellent running condition. Go to to view picture, type in keyword: E250 Econoline Cargo Van.


601-631-0222. $3,000 OBO

LAND FOR SALE 3350 Eagle Lake Shore, Cute cabin, all cypress interior,vaulted ceilings, corian countertops, stainless steel kitchen, hardwood floors thru out, pier, screened porch, metal roof, 5 years old. $165,000 Bette Paul-Warner McMillin Real Estate 601-218-1800

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

35. Lots For Sale

Warren County and/or Hinds County. Two 15 acre lake front lots. Larger tracts also available. Quiet and secluded. Recreational or Residential. Bruce, 601-831-7662

1999 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE Air conditioning, very clean, $2,995 or best offer. 769-798-6226.

FALL CLEARANCE 2000 to 2005 Models starting at $900 Down $250 per Month

37. Recreational Vehicles

Gary’s Cars -Hwy 61S

601-883-9995 Get pre-approved @

1985 HONDA 250 Big Red 3 wheeler. Excellent condition. $1,200 cash! 601-415-2224.

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

TWO 34 FOOT RV's, $3,000 each. Good condition. Call 601-301-0285.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

2008 FORD F250 Lariat. Gray, diesel, 4 wheel drive. $36,000. 601-415-3608.

Classifieds Really Work!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

BEVERLY MCMILLIN 601-415-9179 McMillin Real Estate


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

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I love the Eloise movies. What happened to the little girl who played her?— Cynthia Cox, Minneapolis, Minn.




Is it true that Joey Lawrence wrote the theme for his ABC Family show, Melissa & Joey?—Anita Kelly, St. Louis, Mo.


Yes. “A bunch of people submitted songs, but ‘Stuck With Me’ won,” Lawrence says. “I did a full remix of it that’s going to be on my Lawrence won showtune showdown new record. I had a really successful album and then just never did it again, but music is what first inspired me when I was a kid.”


Is it difficult for Regina a Hall to play a deputy D.A. on NBC’s Law & Order: Los Angeles after her funny Scary Movie role?— Anne King, Portland, Ore.


“It is challenging,” Hall all admits. “I play someone Hall: Crime is no who’s committed to staying laughing matter within the law no matter what, but personally, I see more shades of gray. Sometimes crimes affect you emotionally.” As for the Scary Movie spoofs, she says, “I heard a rumor there’s going to be a fifth, but they haven’t called. I’m ready, though!”


Is Harry Hamlin’s reality show, Harry Loves Lisa, based on his book, Full Frontal Nudity?—Adam Torres, Houston, Tex.


Hamlin & wife Lisa Rinna: Modern-day Cleavers?

“My book is a romp through my first 25 years—it’s amazing I survived them,” he jokes. “The show is an amalgamation of Ozzie and Harriet and Father Knows Best and I Love Lucy and Leave it to Beaver, but in 2010.”


Charles Barkley has braved some hard times. Who has been the biggest influence in his life?—Abel Garcia, Los Angeles, Calif.


The answer may surprise you. “It was my grandmother,” says Barkley, who is now a commentator for TNT’s Inside the NBA. A. “She thought she was my coach. She’d call me after every game, and if I didn’t play well, she’d say, ‘Boy, you are embarrassing this family—you only got five rebounds.’ She was a tough old lady.” Barkley has been tough on a few NBA stars with his sidedeline critiques, too. “You can’t take it personally,” he says. “I never did.”

Walter Scott asks... Jeff Kinney Author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

WS Were you a wimpy kid? JK I was an average kid with extreme wimpy moments. I was always looking for a way to get out of soccer practice or swim team. WS Did you keep a diary? JK I didn’t, but I really wish I had. When I speak at schools, I tell kids the best thing they can do is keep a journal. I started keeping one in my 20s. WS Have your sons read the Wimpy Kid books? JK Our 7-year-old could, but he’s reading Harry Potter now. He already shows signs of being a lifelong reader. Our 5-yearold is very sports-oriented, but we’re working on him. My wife and I read to them every night. Books open you up to other points of view, and new worlds present themselves through reading. Read more from Jeff Kinney at


Sofia Vassilieva, who played the Plaza Hotel’s most precocious tenant, is now a regular on Medium as Patricia Arquette’s collegeage daughter —and at Columbia University, Vassilieva: V where she’s currently a Out of the O Plaza, into Plaz student. “I’ve been very the dorms do lucky with the show, because they’ve always let me pursue academics,” she says. “It’s funny—I came to Columbia, and the girls on my floor recognized me from Eloise, not from Medium or My Sister’s Keeper. Somebody came up and said, ‘I don’t know if anybody’s ever told you, but you look a lot like Eloise.’ ”


At this year’s Emmys, I noticed that Susan Sarandon has a tattoo on her back that showed above her low-cut gown. Is it new? —Adrienne Brooks, Chicago, Ill.


Nope— Sarandon has been inked for a while. “I’m sort of a closet tattoo person,” the 64-year-old Oscar-winner tells us. “Maybe I stopped taking my body so seriously as it got older. I just thought, What the hell? So I have a really big tattoo of my kids’ initials. The Sarandon and people on the red carpet at the tell-tale art Emmys had a perfect view of it, but nobody said anything.” Sarandon isn’t the only one with a heart for body art. Her daughter, actress Eva Amurri, has the word “Conscientia” on her wrist, and her son Jack has an image of the Hindu god Ganesh. See more celebrity ink at

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parents. Nicole and Keith hit the Starbucks in peace. And Taylor Swift has the freedom to, um, practically stalk tween fans. ❦ “I was driving near the mall and I saw this girl with my tour T-shirt on. She was probably 11,” the 20-year-old star recalls with a grin. “I made a U-turn and tried to follow her—I really had to do some maneuvering. I found her in a video-game store and just kind of walked up to her and said, ‘Oh, hi. I wanted to meet you.’ She had no idea what to say for about three minutes. Then her mom walked over, burst into tears, and proceeded to tell me that they’d driven all the way from Austin, Texas, just to see where I was discovered.” Not that long ago, Swift herself was a tween dreaming of a trip to country-music central. As a 12-year-old songwriting prodigy living in Wyomissing, Pa., she begged her parents, a stockbroker and a former broker turned homemaker, to take her to Nashville so she could pitch her music to record labels. Now her addictive mix of sugar and spice, ballad and ballast has won her a crossover audience of all ages, and she boasts 15 Top Ten hits, album sales of more than 13 million worldwide, and endorsement deals ranging from greeting cards to jeans. When I met Swift two years ago just as her sophomore album, Fearless, was catapulting her to mega-stardom, she was an adorably friendly tall and rangy blond. Today, as she prepares to release her much-anticipated third album, Speak Now, she’s remarkably similar. She happily cops to having jumped up Visit us at PARADE.COM

and down like a kid after winning the 2009 Grammy for Album of the Year, and if U2 were to ring her up for any reason, she says, “I would lose my mind and pass out.” She’s still a hugger, and her lyrics still come from the heart. Yet with all that’s happened, Swift couldn’t be the same girl if she tried. “In the last two years, I’ve experienced extreme everything,” she tells me as soon as we meet. That would include headline-making incidents like Kanye West’s hijacking her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards (the subject of the song “Innocent” on her new album) and Joe Jonas’ infamously dumping her via a 27-second phone call (brilliantly dealt with in her hit “Forever & Always”). What rocks Swift’s world is generally fodder for a good song, and while she declines to talk about her romantic life (“Things change so quickly. I have no idea who’s going to be a recurring character and who’s just a guest star for one episode,” continued October 24, 2010 • 5

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dropped the ball, and I needed to say all that.â&#x20AC;? While other young stars experiment with she jokes), she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shy away from crafting overt sexuality, as if in some odd, unspoken race lyrics about itâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;including the bittersweet mea to be seen in as few clothes and as many clubs as culpa â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back to Decemberâ&#x20AC;? on Speak Now, thought possible, Swiftâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus continues to be more roto reference her brief interlude with Twilightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mantic. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love is fascinating,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wishing Taylor Lautner. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guys get what they deserve in for it, pining for it, and the anger that comes my songs,â&#x20AC;? she says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and if they deserve an apolwhen you lose it. I used to think that I could ogy, they should get one. There was someone ďŹ gure out some pattern to love, like if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t who was absolutely wonderful to me and I text a guy back for a half hour, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll like you more,â&#x20AC;? she adds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But there is no pattern. Absolutely nothing is predictable in love or in life.â&#x20AC;? Or in the music business. Swift worries about a possible backlash to her success and about writing songs listeners wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t connect with. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely a nightmare that I wake up from sometimes,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saying things in songs From left: Swift at 9 with her brother, Austin, 7; with her mother in January. that people will care

about is my biggest hope, and saying things that nobody will care about is my biggest fear.â&#x20AC;?



means staying real, not isolating herself in a celebrity bubble. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like to feel like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m some fragile package that has to be shipped by high-priority mail and handled with white gloves,â&#x20AC;? she says. Her friend Selena Gomez of Wizards of Waverly Place fame praises her â&#x20AC;&#x153;genuine, sweet, inspirationalâ&#x20AC;? qualities and says Swift is â&#x20AC;&#x153;one person I go to for advice on everything.â&#x20AC;? Adds Scott Borchetta, who signed Swift to Big Machine Records when she was 14 and has nurtured her career ever since, â&#x20AC;&#x153;How many times have people met their favorite celebrity and the celebrity was ice cold? Taylor is not that.â&#x20AC;? Swift is eagerly looking forward to visiting her brother at Notre Dame, epicenter of college normality, the day after our chat. She also mentions having dropped in on a journalism class at the University of Kansas, where her best friend from high school, Abigail Anderson, is a junior. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just kind of walked in and sat down and tried to learn something,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re happy with


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love is fascinating. Waiting for it, pining for it, the anger that comes when you lose it. Nothing is predictable.â&#x20AC;?

the life youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve chosen, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still curious about the other options.â&#x20AC;? Borchetta, who describes Swift as â&#x20AC;&#x153;scary smart,â&#x20AC;? thinks her current fascination with college may be because â&#x20AC;&#x153;school was challenging for her socially. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the pain she draws on for her music. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s alarming that sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s become such a big celebrity, and maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Would I ďŹ t in at

college? These are my peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the ones at collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and I ďŹ nally fit.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? (Of course, her visit to that class set off a text-message and Twitter storm that reMORE TAYLOR! For video from our shoot sulted in a large group and for Swiftâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thoughts waiting outside for on marriage, go to her afterward. Fitting in goes only so far.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still have mixed feelings about what growing up isâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;this thing that happens to everyone, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard,â&#x20AC;? says Swift, her tongue slightly in cheek. Getting her own place this past year was a big step in that direction. She ďŹ rst noticed the location just off Nashvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music Row when she was 15 and it was a mere construction pit with a big architec-

tural rendering of a luxury high-rise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I said to my mom, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it be cool if maybe when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 19 or 20 I could live there?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? Last year, when the young star with an estimated net worth of $45 million was ready to invest in real estate, she didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t consider anyplace else. She gutted the apartment and amassed much of its new decor while on the roadâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a mirror bought in London, a rocking chair found in Kansasâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and though her renovated space features a koi pond in the living room, Swift is more into the adjacent â&#x20AC;&#x153;little reading-by-yourself, yogurt-eating area.â&#x20AC;? She confesses she was â&#x20AC;&#x153;terriďŹ edâ&#x20AC;? the ďŹ rst night she spent alone in her new home and called her dear friend Caitlin Evanson, the ďŹ ddle player in her band, asking that Caitlin talk her to sleep. Now sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happily domesticated; an avid baker and hard-core Ina Garten fan, she rattles off details of the ďŹ rst meal she continued on page 30


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What I’ve Learned About Great Teachers The PARADE Interview by Paul Tough



very clever. I thought, Wait, he thinks I’m the same as this kid? Man, oh, man, there’s something wrong.

area of human endeavor, the practice improves over time,” says Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. “That hasn’t been the case for teaching.” This month, Gates is sounding the alarm about public education in Waiting for “Superman,” a new documentary from An Inconvenient Truth’s Davis Guggenheim. “He has this amazing capacity to drill really, really deep,” Guggenheim says of Gates. “He has an infectious curiosity.” PARADE sat down with the software mogul turned philanthropist to talk about the movie, the American education system, and his own school days.

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into a different kind of student? BG: When I was in eighth grade, I scored the best in the state on a math exam. After that, my math teacher let me go off and do independent study and computer stuff. I also became good at relating to adults. When I’d meet a teacher, I’d say, “Hey, tell me your 10 favorite books.” I’d read them, and then I could talk to the teachers about something they knew a lot about. PARADE: You and Melinda have

pear in Waiting for “Superman”? BG: Our foundation has picked education as a priority in the United States, and we’ve spent over $4 billion on various projects. So when I heard that somebody who’s done great documentaries was doing one on education, my interest was to share some thoughts and say, “Hey, don’t get too depressed.” PARADE: Depressed? Do you think people will

find the film pessimistic? BG: Most people don’t realize how bad the situation really has become. They think, Geez, if half the kids in the inner city were really dropping out, wouldn’t somebody declare a crisis? The movie shows how bad the system is, and that’s a downer. But you also see that there are great schools, and kids in the inner city can succeed. So that’s a very hopeful thing. PARADE: In the documentary, experts say there are

too many bad teachers in America and not enough great ones. Why is that? BG: Very little is invested in understanding great teaching. We’ve never had a meaningful evaluation 8 • October 24, 2010

system that identifies the dimensions of great teachers so we can transfer the skills to others. The Gates Foundation has learned that two questions can predict how much kids learn: “Does your teacher use class time well?” and, “When you’re confused, does your teacher help you get straightened out?” PARADE: As a student, did you have one teacher

who really influenced you? BG: I went to a public school through sixth grade, and being good at tests wasn’t cool. Then my parents switched me to the Lakeside School [a private school in Seattle]. A teacher there, Mr. Anderson, was pairing people up by ability for a geography quiz, and he put me with this kid I didn’t think was

three school-age kids. Are you involved in their education? BG: Last year our family traveled for three months, and we did some homeschooling. I taught math and science. We went to the Large Hadron Collider, the giant particle accelerator in Switzerland. We went to a toilet-paper factory, a garbage dump, an aircraft carrier, and a coal plant. I also found great educational material on the Web, including short videos at PARADE: What did you learn from working with

your kids? BG: Teaching’s hard! You need different skills: positive reinforcement, keeping students from getting bored, commanding their attention in a certain way. I’d be better at teaching the college-level stuff. PARADE: Randi Weingarten, president of the

American Federation of Teachers, has criticized Waiting for “Superman” for focusing too much on charter schools as a solution. What do you think? BG: She points out that, on average, charter schools don’t do better than other continued


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public schools. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a strange point to make: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re as bad as we are!â&#x20AC;? The fact is, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re failing those kids. Ms. Weingarten represents the teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; union, but say there was a studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; union. Might they ask that the dropout rate be lowered? Might they stay at the negotiating table until it was below 50%? We ought to ask kids whether they think the status quo is working.


Waiting for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Supermanâ&#x20AC;? has triggered a national debate about the quality of teachers in America. School districts from Washington, D.C., to Washington State are demanding more accountability from teachers, tying salaries to studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; performance and ďŹ ring educators who fail to make the grade. But teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and their unionsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;are pushing back. They argue that struggling teachers should receive additional training, not a dismissal notice. They also contend that studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; test scores donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t accurately reďŹ&#x201A;ect teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; skills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we measure teachers or students by standardization alone, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re left with a culture of sameness that creates mediocrityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not equality,â&#x20AC;? says Sarah Brown Wessling, National Teacher of the Year. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your take? Should teachers be judged on their studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; test scores? Tell us at



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Terms and Conditions X This coupon is valid for up to $20 off each of 3 qualifying prescriptions for JANUVIA. X Limit 1 coupon per patient for the duration of the program. X Coupon valid for use 3 times only. Patient must have a copayment or make full cash payment for the prescription. Savings are limited to amount of copay or cash payment, up to a maximum of $20 per prescription for up to 3 qualifying prescriptions. X No other purchase is necessary. X This coupon is not transferable. No substitutions are permitted. Cannot be combined with any other coupon, free trial, discount, prescription savings card, or other offer. X This coupon is not insurance. X This coupon is valid for patients with private insurance or cash-paying patients. Not valid for patients covered under Medicaid, Medicare, a Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan (regardless of whether a speciďŹ c prescription is covered), TRICARE, CHAMPUS, or any other state or federal medical or pharmaceutical beneďŹ t program or pharmaceutical assistance program. X This coupon is void for Massachusetts residents if a third-party payer reimburses or pays any amount of the prescription price or otherwise provides coverage for JANUVIA. X You must be 18 years or older to redeem this coupon. Patient, pharmacist, and prescriber agree not to seek reimbursement for all or any part of the beneďŹ t received by the patient through this offer. Patient is responsible for reporting receipt of coupon beneďŹ t to any insurer, health plan, or other third party who pays for or reimburses any part of the prescription ďŹ lled using this coupon, as may be required. X This coupon can be used only by eligible US residents at participating eligible retail pharmacies in the United States. Product must originate in the United States.


2       .(045-(  3              sugar (hyperglycemia), and problems you have because of your diabetes.  6                 (") What are the possible side effects of JANUVIA? Serious side effects have occurred in people taking JANUVIA.  2â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is the most important information I should know about JANUVIA?â&#x20AC;?  Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If you take JANUVIA with another medicine that can cause low blood sugar, such as a sulfonylurea or insulin, your risk of getting low blood sugar is higher. The dose of your sulfonylurea medicine or insulin may need to be lowered while you use JANUVIA. Signs and symptoms of low blood sugar may include:                                   Serious allergic reactions. If you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, stop taking JANUVIA and call your doctor right away. See â&#x20AC;&#x153;Who should not take JANUVIA?â&#x20AC;?. Your doctor may give you a medicine for your allergic reaction and prescribe a different medicine for your diabetes. The most common side effects of JANUVIA include:               JANUVIA may have other side effects, including:            .(045-(   (  ÂŽ 1     of diabetes medicine. These are not all the possible side effects of JANUVIA. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you, is unusual or does not go away. )      6 +*( "'!!+*("!'' How should I store JANUVIA? 2.(045-( %'+&&+#!)#$)  Keep JANUVIA and all medicines out of the reach of children. General information about the use of JANUVIA Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes that are not listed in Medication Guides. Do not use JANUVIA for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give JANUVIA to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. 3/  ,

       .(045-( -      information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for additional information about JANUVIA that is written for health professionals. For more information, go to  

  What are the ingredients in JANUVIA? Active ingredient: sitagliptin. Inactive ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, anhydrous dibasic calcium phosphate, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, and sodium stearyl fumarate. The tablet ďŹ lm coating contains the following inactive ingredients:                   

   What is type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body does not make enough insulin, and the insulin that your body       

   2         1     (glucose) builds up in the blood. This can lead to serious medical problems. )              JANUVIAÂŽ is a registered trademark of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. AvandiaÂŽ     (  / +   $ , / %  $    Merck & Co., Inc. All rights reserved .' 

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This coupon is the property of Merck and must be turned in on request. It is illegal to sell, purchase, trade, or counterfeit, or offer to sell, purchase, trade, or counterfeit this coupon. Void if reproduced. Void where prohibited by law, taxed, or restricted. X Merck reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this offer at any time without notice. X Please read the accompanying Medication Guide and discuss it with your doctor. Also available is the physician Prescribing Information. X Expiration Date: 07/31/2011. X

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Men, Women, & Stress



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October 24, 2010